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he pardone«l tor saying so. a very imaginative
person, Mr. Courage; I'Ut yon certainly have
some strange ideas as to my friend an«l myself.
Possibly Mr. Goes! himself a resjxmsible for
them. A ver>- excitable jx-rson at times!"
" You had better take me to him, if that is
your errand." 'I said shortly. "This sort ot
conversation between you and me is rather a
'a.i t<- of time."
t "ertainly." he answered. " Will you follow
me'"
Wo took the lift to the sixth floor, traversed
an entire corridor, and then, mounting a shaft
and narrow (tight o4 Stairs, arrived at a paaaafjt
with three or lour doors on either side, and no
exit at the farther end. We seemed to !*•
entirely rut ofl from the main j»>rtion of the
hotel, and I noticed that there were no num
bers on the doors of the rooms. A tall and
powerful looking man came to the head of the
stairs, on hearing our footsteps, and regarded
us suspiciously. Directly he recognized my
companion, however, he allowed us t<> pass.
"A nice quiet part of the hotel this." my
guide remarked, glancing toward me.
"Very." I answered dryly.
" A man might l.c hidden here very security,"
he added.
"I can well believe it." I assented.
He knocked softly on the third dooron the
left. A woman's voice answered him. A
moment later the door was opened by a nurse
in plain hospital dress.
Good evening, nurse." my companion said
cheerfully. " This gentleman would like to see
Mr. Guest. Is he awake"'"
The nurse opened the door a little wider,
which I took for an invitation to enter. She
dosed it softly behind me. My guide remained
outside.
The room was a small one, and furnished
after the usual hotel fashion. The only light
burning was a heavily shaded electric lamp,
place l by the bedside. The nurse raised it
a little and looked down upon the man who
lay there motionless.
"He is asleep." she remarked. "It is time
he took his medicine. I inu^t wake him."
She spoke with a pronounced foreign accent.
Her fair hair and stolid features left me little
doubt as to her nationality. I was conscious
of a strong and instinctive dislike to her. from
the moment I heard her speak and watched
her bending over the bed. I think that her
face was i .ne <if the nn >st unsympathetic which
I had ever seen.
She poured some medicine into a glass, anil
turned on another electric light. Her patient
woke at on. c. Directly he opened ms eyes,
he recognized me with a little start.
"You"'" be exclaimed. "You?**
I sat down on the edge of the bed. "You
haven't forgotten me. then?" I remarked. "1
am sorry you arc feeling sick. Nothing serious,
1 hope? *
He ignored my voids. He was looking at
me all the time, as though inclined to
the evidence of his senses. "Who let you
come up here?" be asked in a whisper.
"I made inquiries about you, and got per
>n to come up. ' I answered. "H>\v arc
you feeling this evening? "
" 1 don't understand why they lei you,
he uneasily. "Stoop down!"
nurse came forward with a wine .
"Will you take y,ur medicine, please'" she
" Presently," he answered. " Put it d mn."
She glai ced at the dock and held the t;!.iss
out once more. "It is past the time. " she
"" I have ha< 1 twi ■ •!■ -i-s t. >-.!av." he answered.
"Quite enough. 1 think. "Set it down and go
away, please. I want to talk to this gentle
man."
"Talking is not go
without moving. " Better take your m
ep
H< • m her hand, an I
a glance at its contents which puzzled me,
drank :t off. "Now will you go?'
handing ba« k the i;!ass t.> her.
She dragged her chair t< the bedside. "If
you will talk." she s.u,l -» . lii l!y. "I must
watch that you .!.. not excite yours
inu. h."
He glanced meaningly at me. " 1
private matters to discuss." he s.ii.i.
"N'oii arc not well enough to talk of private
matters, of .i::\t:.!::^ <-Nr important
declared. "You will excite yourself. Y,u
will bring on the 'ever. I remain here to
watch. It is by the doctor's orders." She
sat down heavih) within a few feet ol us.
"You Speak French'" Guest asked me.
1 nodded. " Fairly well."
"Watch her' See whether she mt'iis to
understand. 1 want to speak of what she
must not hear."
She half rose from her chair. As far as her
features could express anything. the\ ex
pressed disquietude.
"She does not understand," 1 s.ti.L "r,»>
on."
She bent over the In-dside. "You must
not talk any more." she said. "It excites
you. Your temperature is rising."
He ignored her altogether. "Listen*" he
said to me. "Why they have let you come
here I cannot tell. You know that I am in
prison — that I am not likely to leave lure
alive?"
Continued from pagt 10
" I don't think that it is so bad as that." 1
assured him.
"It is worse! I am likely to die without •'.*
chance of finishing mv work. Great things
will die with me. God knows what will hap
pen!"
" You have a doctor and a hospital nurse.'*
I remarked. "That doesn't look as though
they meant you to die."
""You don't know who I am. and you don't
know who they are," he answered, dropping
his voice almost to a whisper. "I want a
month, one more month, and I might cheat
them yet."
" I do not think that they mean you to die."
I said. "They have an idea that you are in
possession of 'some marvelous secret. They
want to get possession of that first."
"They persevere." he murmured. "la
Paris — But never mind. They know very well
that that secret, if I die before '. can 'finish
my work, dies with me, or — "
The nurse, who had left us a few moments
before, reentered the room. She went straight
to a chair at the farther end of the apartment
and took up a book. Guest looked at me with
a puzzled expression.
"Stranger still!" he said. "We are allowed
to talk."
" It may be only for a moment." I remin«!g«l
him. -^
" — Or passes on to a successor who will
complete my work." he said slowly. " I rVar
that I shall not find him. The time is too
short now."
"Have you no friends I could send for?" ]
asked.
" Xot one." he answered.
I looked_ at him curiously. A man does not
often confess himself entirely friendless.
" I need a strong, brave man." he sai.l
slowly, "one who is not afraid of death, one
who has the courage to dare everything in a
great cause."
"A great cause." I repeated. "They are
few and far bet* nowadays."
He looked at me steadily. " You are as
Englishman?"
I laughed. "Saxon to the backbone." I
admitted.
"You would consider it a great cause to
save your country from ruin, from, absolute
and complete ruin 1 "
"My imagination." I declared, "cannot con
ceive such a situation."
"A flock of geese once saved an Empire."
he said; "a child's little ringer in the crack of
the dan kept a whole city from destruction.
One man may yet save this pig headed country
of ours from utter disaster. It may be you. it
may be I ."
" You are also an Englishman?" I exclaimed.
" Perhaps." he answered shortly. " Never
mind what I am. Think! Think hard! By
to-morrow you must decide. Are you content
with your life? Does it satisfy you? You have
everything else; have you ambition?"
" 1 am not sure." I answered slowly. ** Re
member that this is all new to me. " I must
think."
He raised himself a little in the bed. At *»o
time on this occasion had he presented [oiN«
the abject appearance of the previous night.
His cheeks were perfectly colorless, and this
pallor, together with his white hair, gave
his face a somewhat ghastly cast, but his dark
eyes were bright and piercing, his features
composed and natural.
"Listen!" he said. "They may try to kill
me; but I have a will, too.iand I say thut I
will not die till I have found a successor t<>
carry on to the end what I have begun. Mind,
it is no coward's game! It is a walk with
death, hand in hand all the way."
He raised suddenly a warning linger. There
was a kn<x"k at the door. The nurse who
answered it came to the bedside.
" The gentleman has stayed long enough,"
she announced. "' He must go now."
I rose anil held out my hand. He held it
between his for a moment, and his eyes sought
mine.
"You will come to-morrow?"
" I will come," I promised, "to-morrow
evening."
Ta be ccx&ued r.e*t Sundry
Synopsis of Preceding Chapters •.
H\UI>la»SS COURAGE, i young Knelish wn
iA •■•■■Mia room at the lintel Universal,
while in London to play a cricket match. As he
wasatwul ••■ retire the first ni»-hr. a man half
clothed rushed into his room, hysterically begging
not to let his pursuers follow.
The latter, two men. burst through the door of
a connect Luis room, despite Courage's protests, and
drmandetl the right to search the room, sayini;
that the man they were hunting was a i iiiffiiuMi
character. They turned out the lights, ami there
ensued a terrific tight in the darkness, with terrible
groans from some one. t'ouraw strrck one of the
assailants, and just before the miiim was oxtm
thought he heard the rustle of a woman's skirt w*T«
detected an odd perfume; but when he turneuou
the lights not a sign el a person was visible.
The porter, whom he summoned, insisted that
he heard nothing; and th« next morning Courage
received notice from the hotel management onier
ing him out for creating a disturbance. tie
brought the hotel man to terms by explaining his
standing and threatening a Scotland Yard investi
gation. A young woman, with her maid and dog,
passed near, exhaling the same perfume that be
had uotiecd in his room the night before.

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