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CHAPTER VÏ —Continued
"Will you promise me—that you will
— not—" He hardly knew what be
wished ic ask from the girl who so
tensely listened. There had been
nothing between them. He had no
right—bat in spite of his diffidence
found himself begging; "You will not
destroy yourself—that beautiful tal
ent, that—soul, tecause you think to
save your father?" He was talking
recklessly now, all reticence gone.
"No matter what happens to the post
—what Lascelles tries to do, promise
me that you will not throw your hap
piness. your life, to the winds. It Is
not necessary, as you may think. I
have ample means, I will gladly
finance your father—1 have Influence;
I'll take It up with headquarters In
Montreal. We'll beat Lascelles! Don't
—don't destroy yourself, mademoi
As he finished, she was smiling at
him through mist-blurred eyes, then
rose and went to the window.
"You have not already?" he faltered,
thinking of her letter to Albany.
From the window came the low an
swer. "I am the fiancee of Monsieur
"You are road—mad," he groaned,
stunned, unable to accept, now that he
had heard It* what he had feared. "I
had no right to ask you—what I did.
But I could not help It. mademoiselle.
I might have known—the heart of you
—was dead. You have killed a beau
tiful thing."
She suddenly turned a tragic, face.
"Monsieur, you may wonder why I let
you say these things, hut you have
guessed the reason," and she placed
her hands on her breast, "the heart of
me—Is dead." And she left the room.
To remain longer under the factor's
roof, to sit at dlnne$ with this hope
less girl, who had bartered her hap
piness for her father's welfare, and
the man whq was brute enough to ac
cept the sacrifice, was unthinkable, so
Steele went to the little room which
had been his since his coming, to pack
his duffle hag. There he found Char
lotte, watting.
"You weesh for to mnree ma'm'
nelle?" the Indian abruptly demanded.
The question was startling, but did
honor to the loyalty of the grave-faced
woman who confronted him.
"She It to marry Monsieur Las
er Ilea." said Steele gently, touched by
the evident friendliness which prompt
>■ *d Charlotte to seek him out.
"She hate M'sleu Lascelles!" vehe
mently protested the OJIbway. "She
cry an' cry w'en she send heem de let
tnlr. You are de good roan. Michel
say. Daveed tell you have beeg house,
far away sont'. You tak' ran'm'selle,
she link you good man. she weel go
wld you for your woman!"
Steele's pulse quickened at the
Would she go with me.
would she go with me?" he repeated
to himself. "If I were man enough to
fake her from her father? She could
never face a future with lascelles !"
Then his knowledge of Denise St
Onge asserted Itself. "But no, she
has given her word; and she'll keep
It. She's that kind. She would never
desert her father, and she's tound
herself to Lascelles. It's too late!"
Searching his face with eager eyes
Charlotte waited for his answer.
Tfs too late—Charlotte,
molselle has already told the French
man that she wlH marry him."
The scowl of contempt which greeted
bis reply transformed the dark face
of tbe OJIbway Into that of a fury.
She bad placed her faith In this Amer
ican. and he had tailed her.
"Daveed tell me you are good man
to fight—have de strong heart." she
buried at him. "Why yon have de fear
ov dat leetle Frenchmans—are you
teeg rabbit? Why yon not tak' her
away een de cano'? She weel go!"
Again, a fierce exultation swept
him. Charlotte must know her mis
tress' secret thoughts to speak so con
fidently. What he had of late felt—
sensed—In the presence of Denise St.
Onge; what he had put aside as Im
possible, unbelievable — an illusion,
based on his own emotions—might,
after all, have been her Instinctive
call for help: the unvoiced reaching
out of her heart to one who woold
understand her need,
failed her. Tbe rictim of bis own
lack of vanity, he uad gone off up
river and left her to solve her prob
lem alone, to bind herself definitely to
Lascelles. when, had be acted on hts
Instincts, he might have saved her
But he had
from heracif. He had been blind—and
yon tell me—about mademoiselle—I —
did not—know. But don't lose heart.
First. I've work to de. Tin going to
catch that Wlndtgo. Then—"
Steele did not finish, for the »cowling
"We roust wait. Charlotte.
fire# of the OJIbway woman went a
sickly gray at the asen do n of ths
dread name, sod she disappeared
Ag he hastily threw his clothes Into
the canvas bag. the words of Charlotte.
"She weel go wld you for your wom
an," returned to mock him. Did the
Indian really know, after all, or was
she trying to force his hand? That
this exquisite girl whom he had found
In the northern forests, as one finds a
Jewel In the grass, should have come
to care for a man of whom she knew
so little, seemed unbelievable. And
yet more than once since that day on
the mountain he had surprised a look
In her eyes* which had strangely sent
his pulses racing. And now that he
knew he had been loving her all those
precious days which be might have
made Indelible In memory—he faced
the bitter conviction that Denise St.
Onge, once she had given her word,
would keep It.
He carried his bag to Michel's shack
•md announced to the surprised owner
'hat he would eat and sleep there;
r hen. while in search of David, he ran
'nto St Onge.
"Monsieur Steele." the old so '«er
rrlpped his guest's hand and vigorous
ly shook It "You have my extreme
admiration—and gratitude. Mon Dieu!
But yob were magnificent Tq see you
:uy friend and guest. Insulted before
my eyes—aud how you made him
ridiculous !"
Steele's face hardened.
"But your daughter—what of her?"
he demanded, almost fiercely, of the
Ii 1
"You Forget That You Have No Right
to Aek Anything of Me."
man whose eyes wavered before his
cold glance.
"You have seen her?"
■"Yes, she has told me. She's ruined
herself—thrown away her happiness—
her life."
"And all for me," sighed the father,
"all for me !"
"But you knew she would do It—to
protect your future with the company ;
and allowed her
tinued pitilessly. In a voice, low. but
carrying the bitterness of gall in Its
tones. "Colonel St. Onge, you Juive
permitted a beautiful soul to destroy
Itself. You—"
"Stop, monsieur!" St. Onge Inter
rupted. In a voice broken with passion
"You do not knew—and you are my
friend, therefore I forget what you
say. I have begged her not to do this
—am prepared to leave the company.
I will not allow such a thing. Why."
and the factor shook his clenched fists
in Steele's (tore. 'T would kill that pig
Lascelles before I gave her to him."
"But she has given herself to him,
of her own free will, today. And she
la a thoroughbred; she will keep her
St. Onge glared Into Steele's Im
mobile face. "She will never marr;
that canaille. Monsieur Steele," he
said pointedly, "the St Onges hare al
ways known bow to defend their
The two were Interrupted by the ap
pearance of Lascelles crossing the
Hearing, and Steele, In no mood to
meet the subject of the conversation,
left the excited factor awaiting the
approach of the man who was exult
ing in his bard-won victory. Aa be
turned away, he said: "I have moved
my stuff to Michel's shack. It is need
less for me to tell you how mnch I
appreciate your hospitality and that
of your daughter. Ton understand of
coarse that 1 could not stay."
"Yes, monsieur. It would only be
embarrassing to you and to roe. bot I
regret deeply to have you go."
The following morning tbe people of
Waiting River were at tbe river shore
where three men stood beeide a loaded
canoe near which tested a company
birch bark.
Theo approaching from the factor's
house appeared the -figure of Denise
St • « n re.
He had seen her (tor a moment that
morning, for hts contemplated Journey
to the Feather lakes and the autumn
camps of the OJibways, Interrupted hy
their discovery of the day before,
might admit of no return to the post
before starting south. It all depended
how early the winter broke. So he
had called at the factor's to say good
by until the sled trails were bard In
November. For late into the previous
night he bad sat with his two swart
faced companions planning many
things, and the first of these was an
early return to Walling Blvçr with the
fastest team of dogs that money would
buy In the Nepigon country. Another
was a systematic running down of th#
mysterious marauder, on the snow,
where his trail could not escape them ;
the last, and most vital to Brent Steele
he touched upon only to the extent of
assnring Michel that Lascelles should
never succeed In his plan to force
Denise St. Onge Into a marriage to
protect her father's future with the
Revlllon Freres, notwithstanding the
fact that she had already assented to
hts wishes. And the lean half-breed
had sprung to his feet with an oath,
and wringing Steele's hand, cried :
"Eef you do not come back,
and he cum to tak' her to Alba
wee| flu' dead man by name of Lascel
tes een bees bed at Wallin' Riviere."
"Never fear.'' Steele had answered,
"David and I are coming back after
Messieurs Lascelles and Wlndtgo."
Steele was keenly curious of Denise
St. Onge's motive In coming to the
beach when he had already bade her
good-by that morning at the house.
He had said: "Mademoiselle. I am
started again with David and may
not return to Wailing River before
going south. Will you promise this
one thing?"
"Monsieur Steele," she had replied,
so patently fearing what the Ameri
can might say that she lost control of
her voice. "You forget that you have
no right to ask anything of me."
But he had boldly Ignored her pro
test. "I ask you, Denise St. Onge, not
to throw away your future—your life
—If you must—until spring. I am
coming hack on the snow. In Novem
ber. to clear up this mystery and—to
save you from yourself." And with
out waiting for her reply, for he did
not dare trust himself, had left her.
And now for some reason she was
hurrying toward them, on a mission
seemingly urgent Brent Steele
watched the approaching girl with
high hope. David and Michel ex
changed curious glances. Then she
reached them.
"I could not have you go. Monsieur
Steele," she said In her low, throaty
voice, "without wishing you bon voy
age." In her haste, a vagrant lock of
black hair had loosed Itself and she
caught it up with her left hand, as she
extended her right to Steele.
To her embarrassment he held the
hand overlong In his as his eyes ques
tioned hers.
"You asked roe to make you a prom
ise, monsieur," she said In a voice
barely audible, looking from him to
the hills to the south. "Well, I've
come to aay, au revoir. You bave —my
promise." And she swiftly disengaged
her hand and had reached the clearing
before Steele sensed to the full what
her words had meant
Then to Steele's brain, dazed with
surprise and Joy, returned the words
of Charlotte:
'She t'lnk yon good
maa, the weel go wld you for your
And he lifted his chest high
with a deep breath, for be now be
'leved Charlotte had known.
8t Onge and Lascelles left the
trade-house and approached the walt
ing canoes.
"Oood morning, gentlemen, you are
late," greeted the man still In the
clouds with the thought and picture
of the girl who had but that moment
entered her bouse.
"Good morning, monsieur,"
St. Onge. "Monsieur Lascelles has de
cided that he will not have time to go
upriver." __
Steele smiled sarcastically at his
rival. The temptation to turn the
tables was overpowering. .
"Possibly Monsieur Lascelles has
too tender a heart to desire to look
at a dead man—or Is it his nose?"
Lascelles' face went purple. U
choked, made an Impulsive movement
toward Steele who stood grinning,
then gulped down bis anger as David
laughed outright In hts face, while
Michel turned his hack. Too clever to
make a scene In which he was hound
to appear at a disadvantage, the In
spector, now In control of himself,
proceeded to take his revenge by say
"No, monsieur, but a soldier and
gentleman always gives precedence
to the ladles. I have but a few days
to stay here and I have decided to
spend them all In the company of a
very lovely lady, my fiancee. Made
moiselle St Onge.
A DUfanc*
First Gentleman of Color—Whaffo'
yo' runnln' so, boy?
Second Likewise—Ah done Jes' seed
a ghost)
"•Bout six mile back."
"Hub I To' dat much sheered &
"Not or"n'ry ghostes—noasuh l But
Ah done owed dat ghost a dollar
elght-eebcn (** — American
"And hew long bave you been at
this work?" tbe prison visitor asked.
"Ob. Just long enough to get the
bang of It," tbe new executioner re
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Ths Electrical Schematic Diagram of Toroid RF Simpl« Three-Tube 8«t,
Using Crystal Detector.
By LEWIS WINNER, In Radio World.
A very simple three-tube set using
a crystal as a detector Is shown In
the Illustration. The receiver employs
one step of tuned RF with regenera
tion, a crystal detector and two steps
of transformer coupled audio-fre
quency amplification.
On moat receivers, no matter how
many stages of tuned RF you add, the
signals of the local stations do not In
crease much. This was found to be
true on many teats with such receiv
ers. The RF steps were so arranged
that they could be snapped In and out
of the circuit A station was tuned In.
The RF tubes were put In and then
out of the circuit The difference was
so small that only with mllllameter In
the output circuit could the effect be
There are only about a down leads
to make. No soldering Is necessary.
The Orbit toroid colls were used In
the set; also sir-gap sockets.
Lite o f Parte J_
Two tuned radio-frequency trans
formers (toroids) L1L2, L4L5.
One variometer, L3.
One crystal detector, CD (carborun
4 Two audio-frequency transformers,
AFTl, AFT2 (Acme).
One H-ampere ballast resistors, RI.
Three sockets (air-gap).
Two .0005 mfd. vernier variable con
densers, with dials, C1C2 (Ü. S. Tool).
One single circuit Jack or two phone
tips, Jl.
One 8*4-lnch dial (for variometer).
One A battery switch.
One 7 by 21-tnch panel.
One cable cord.
One baseboard, 6 by 19 by *4.
Accessories: Bus bar, mounting for
crystal detector, batteries, phones, an
tenna, ground and lead-in wire, etc.
The shaft of the variable condenser.
Cl, that shunts the secondary of the
antenna coupler, L2. passes through
a bole 8-16 Inch In diameter, which is
5% Inches from the left-hand edge of
the panel, and 3*4 inches from the top
and the bottom. Lay the template
over this hole and then drill the hold
ing botes according to those laid out
upon the template. The same policy
Is followed with the other variable
condenser. The hole through which
the abaft of the variometer LS passes
It 10*4 inches from both the right
and the left-hand edges. It is also 8*4
Inches from the top and the bottom of
the panel. The hole for the shaft of
the last variable condenser It S*4
locheg from the right-hand edge and
8*4 inches from the top and the bot
tom of the panel. The hole for the
filament control switch, 8, Is 10*4
Inches from th right and the left
hand edges of the panel. It la *4 Inch
from the bottom of the panel. This
necessitates cutting away a small bit
of the baseboard. The boles for the
screws, which hold the baseboard, are
best located by the bnilder, as these
depend upon the thickness of the base
board. etc. I used a comparatively
thin board and therefore had to place
the screws very near the bottom
the panel.
We have now automatically placed
the variable condensers, variometer,
hoard aud switch. Angle Irons are
used to mount the colls onto the con
densers. These condensers have ape
rial provisions for mounting the colls,
which are placed at right angles to
each other. The set of plates of one
variable condenser runs In the oppo
site direction to the other set of
plates. That is, one condenser la
mounted upside down. This was done
so that the colls could conveniently be
mounted. If the condensers are
mounted In the regular fashion It will
be difficult to mount the colls.
The transformers are mounted at
right angles to each other. The crys
tal detector, which is of the fixed type,
has a special type of mounting. You
cannot fit It Into a grid leak bolder,
as it la too small. Therefore take a
pair of mountings and bolt them to
gether, seeing when doing so, that
the crystal fits Into the holders. You
then have a perfect holder. This Is
then screwed down to the baseboard
and the crystal is fitted Into the clips.
There was no Jack used when this
set was constructed, although one Is
shown in the diagram. A pair of phone
clips, mounted at the extreme right of
the set. were used. No large binding
post .atrip la used. A battery cable was
used Instead and attached to the prop
er points.
' Wiring ths Set
Tbe beginning of tbe primary wind
ing, U, goes to tbe antenna poet on
tbe small terminal strip. Tbe end of
tbe same winding, LI, goes to tbe Gnd.
binding poet. Tbe end of the second
ary L2 winding goes to the G post on
socket l nod .to the stationary plates
ef the variable cond en s e r. CL The Im
ginning of this same winding, L2, goes
to the rotary plates of this variable
condenser. Cl, and to one terminal of
the resistance Rl. Now with the vari
ometer you may have some difficulty
when wiring up. Moat have binding
posts, but some, auch as the one that
was employed In this set, have none I I
at all. If the latter ease prevails,
scrutinise the variometer very care
fully. See where the beginning of the
stationary winding goes to and also
where the end of the rotary winding
goes to. In most cases the stator wind
ing terminal goes to one frame and
the rotary end to the other frame.
Neither of these frames, of course, Is
electrically connected. After finding
these connections place small tags on
them. The rotary winding will ter
minate at the front of the variometer
while the stationary winding will ter
minate at the back. The rotary wind
ing terminal goes to the P post on
socket 1. The stationary winding goes
to the beginning of the primary LS of
the aecond RFT. Hie end goes to the
B-f 45 (1) of th# cable. The begin
ning of the secondary winding LS,
goes to the variable plate of the vari
able condenser. C2, and to the B+ post
on the audio-frequency transformer
APT1. The end of this winding goes
to the stationary plates of the same
variable condenser and also to one ter
minal of the crystal detector (high po
tential marked A on the carborundum).
The other crystal goes to the P post
of the audio-frequency transformer,
AFT1. The F — post on socket 1,
goes to the other terminal of the re
sistance, RL The O post on AFT1
goes to the O post on socket 2. The
F — post on the transformer goes to
the same terminal that the beginning
of L2 went to, or to one terminal of
the resistance, Rl, The F — post at
this socket goes to the F — post an |
socket 1, and also 8. This common
lead goes to one terminal of the re
sistance. This means that the resist
ance la In the negative lead of the fila
ment. The P post on the socket 2 goes I
to the P post on AFT2. The B-f |
post on this socket goes to the BJ
67*4-volt cable lead (2). The O post
on AFT2, goee to the O post on socket
8. The plate post on the same socket
goes to either the top terminal of the
single circuit Jack or to one terminal
of the phone tips. The F-f of this
socket goes to one terminal of the fila
ment control switch, S. The other ter
minal of this switch goes to the A-f B—
cable lead. All the F*f leads from
the sockets are common. All the grid
returns ore placed In the negative lead
of the A battery. No O battery la
employed, although the same may he
used. If you desire to use a 0 bat
tery, break the two leads that come
from the F poet of the two AFT, and
bring the tame to th# C— lead of the
Ô battery. The O-f lead goes to the
A— lead.
•Impie to Operate.
This receiver la very simple to op
erate. The only trouble that you may
come up against Is the difficult con
trolling of the oscillatory flow of the
RF tube. Tills is due to the fact that
many variometers will not oscillate
over the complete broadcast band. A
small 20-turn coll placed In series with
the plate circuit of this tame tube will
cure this ill. The two condenser dials
should tune In step. Don't forget to
reverse the leads of the crystal detec
tor, In case the signals are not loud
enough. Also reverse the A battery
leads. A 100-foot antenna should be
used. The ground should be made to
the old faitiifni water pipe. If you
find that the RF tube Is difficult to
control, tbe Insertion of a 10-ohm rheo
stat may help. I say may, because, with
some tubes It helps and with others
it U of no use. That Is, you bring the
filament temperature up to a certain
point and the tube starts to oscillate
In the same manner. It you turn It
down, it stops ail together, turn it up,
It howl« too much. The variometer In
this set should do all the controlling of
the regeneration. By Increasing and
decreasing the voltage, better or worse
results will be obtained. Try changing
the tubes around for louder signala.
This receiver Is selective, and if one
finds the results vice versa, they should
reverse the secondaries of the radio
frequency transformera.
_ Simpl« Tub« Repair
A tube with a loose base can be re
paired by wrapping a strip of adhe
sive tape around the Joint three or
four tiroes, carefully stretching the
tape at each turn so aa to fit tightly
over the top of tbe metal base and tbe
glass. After wrapping hold tbe tobe
In Uie closed band, pressing tightly on
the tape for a few momenta, to beat
the tape, and make the support solid.
This will save the tube for future use.
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