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"that he wi-hes to make amends to you for" his past ..ttitude. I received your letter. Wherein you stated - hat you Were shipping on some vessel under the name of Kir.e: but I had little difficulty in tracing you to Mr. Fenshawe's yacht) and do not feel justified in rco ionizing yourVunneeesiary alias. Again, I advise v. v. to return. lam sure that your employer, a most estimable man. will not place any difficulties in your v.v.v. i: you leave the Aphrodite at Port Said or I-rr.a-lia. and send me a cablegram, I shall remit by cable funds sufficient for your needs." Dick had deemed this" disturbing problem dead and done with. He had not hesitated at Marseilles, nor '-vas he les:- decided now. He held out the letter to yon Kerber frankly, little thinking how close a scrutiny had been given to his face while he was learning its tent? ■' Read it."" he said, "ami you will see for yourself •hat lan nno way responsible."' Yon Kerber seemed to be taken aback by this dts-v flay of confidence. "No. no." he said loftily. "I' •i< not wish it. I have your word; thai is sufficient." "May I send an answer?" " Yes. from Suez " • ■ . ■ l< ■"■ ■ • - rp prominence 1 even ■••••■■ ' • - ' ; :. ■_■' ■ ■ ■ ■ ' Roysoi ..... .... . . ■ • ■ ■ ■■ : '• ■ ' ' ' ■, ■ • ■ ■ . the greal . ■ [ not resist the i ■ ■ - - ■ ■ ■ • ■ • - - . - . . fore turning •■ ■ • rd and si : ■ nd the ] . , • • ■•.•■■ ■ - . v-s to ill at me the i •• ■ '. ■ . whi< ". •• • • ' and v< \ The haft : ght lent a solemn bea I ■ • ■ • !■ ■ • cry ribboi men i . ■ Its nean :: '. ■ • • .■•■■- rsage for th< ■' • ■..•. ■ ••■.■■ • • .:! oi .. d ■ ■ ' ... ...... thead lighi ne f i ■ "■ • i • , ■ . I the sky was I • tupend • ■.:•:'•'. tars oi ex ■... ■ dianci ■■. ■ ow on the west i ■ >uld be ten the ] ci ■ i de\ arting day At tv ..•■.-, . ■ ■ •. • • • ■ ent on •he m ■ " • ■ shrouded r%un nd a fin nd ghost 1; m< n the 1 head and gaa d t the ever mys ■ • ■ ■ ghi ng shi] ; . . . . is at once intii 1- .!.-• '.-.■■■, habk :<.•■•■ had the s< nse •■: , ■■ . and aci I " . • . . : •■ ■ I ■■■ . ■ ..•• c peering noi ■ ... ... f time but rather into th< -••• ng • ■ ' mil And h ring] ■ - ■ • ■ ■ ■ c pofl - • ■ • ng 1 ■ I . nevei . • .. • ; . . rest* n the far Sung c absorbed ii thing glai to a fai ■ ....■■■. . ■ ■ ■ . . . ■ c strove 1 ff this eery ■ ■ is not 1 ■■■■•■'<il He i ■ ■ ■ L its i ... ... ■ ■ ■ . ■ ■ ■ takei •. ■ esti< • ■ ■ nveyed me thrilling message ild i ■ nderstand H< >w h ing he I I . . • ■ ■ • I yielded thi trange . ■ :. until •-..-■: ■ • I -'• ..• ■■ v, Mr Roysi i i I aid. and '. • . , . • ■ • • find M Fei tawe •,-.■.. ■ • ' I beg v< ur pardon h< ! mmi red " I was so , p with 1 to me i tei ■.• . ■ ■ . .. . - , [ a iry footste] ■. • ■ • . ■ ■ iuj Do not apolog • ■ ■:...• lam wearing lisi slippers; so mv ghostlike i; : . • . ■• ■ for And lan reaOv greatly relieved ai having found you at all. I la* afi d left the shi] thoul - • But hoy ould 1 " c ] ■ - ren ...■■•■ • ■ tartlei reverie ■ ]'■••:••••■ • • • . THE CASTANET SONG OF MANILA They called me the rose of Manila. : As they sang 'neath my window in vain : ! ,• nd they said in the gay, Seguidilla | ! rivaled the daughters •■( Spain: j Fur 1 fluttered my fan to defy them. \ And ! puffed at my tiny cigar. ; And swept my dark lashes to try them, } Till none dreamt my heart was alar. ; Bui mv boson kept sighing and sighing. "O "my love, do not tarry from me ! \ !.r the rose ot Manila is dying Of longing. — of longing for thee!" SUNDAY MAGAZINE FOR JANUARY S. 19OH . . ... - ■ • r. I came hen rapped i that I fa:led cc you, and 1 ming • • ■ ■ red . re not in . . I ; caughi fi L noi . . . - thesemblai ' - ■• . !• ■ . . f fai : ■ ■■:■-. • i ' nee had i \ i pelled ■ . ■ ■ . . • - - lonely pan t th< p i . ' " ' .-.•-■- . ■ ■ ■ he effort 1 rest^n er self com I came here 1 V ■ ■ • ' hat 1 ... ... ogfoi Nt that 1 ...... . 9 ■ laugl» I softly again, ai - • ' .■•■. .... . ■ ■•• ■ " ■ l<. ys • I that officer of the | King D n the morning f 1 ■ iv?r '" I racked hei ni to fi ntendi I erplex Roysi i ■ • • • . • ■ re peneti . ■ ■ ■ • c si rd S . . . tby reason of t hern tkm of it :- own wandering "'• ighi "It is a most ai ng 1 ■ that. Miss Fenshawe, "Sh-s-s-h! I have ahra; - ag ' to h ■ . ... - f eartl et here yon an ........ . Don'i i • ■ ' : ■-.-. ■ Tl ere is no othi ml c said. "Proi < gh ai me if Ii more thai rgi i I ■ What r Is there 1 • toi "Let us see. i irdlyai ir judge Ai present ; - re 1 tified It is < asy en ■ why 1 was ..: • d King ! ere preface to 1 i On '* ■ ished traditions of mv fai thai i ndants of Kini -' rd'l. of Ei "Good K'r- ■ j; , ....... | ' Why do you think mi Pray forgive me. Mi » Fenshawe I . ... . . .. . \i iys< ms has i | " , enturie Our 1 pai een ; Richard R West - mi >reland ever sii • will brag I Joined 1 Sciency in ■■ .i ready made i i I wonderful and • . ■ I have been stai .watching dancing ■ ■•■ er the desert, 1 has invaded cry sou 1 1 ancestor his love of tl plish great deeds in ii .mil scorn of all opp Do you re member how he defied a rain of bl ■ I (tiers? One of his friends has placed on n rd pinion thai if an angel from 1m Richard abandon his work he would have answered with a curse Well, lam poor, and ►rid ■•' r<L; . i ;ii hsafed me 1 nderstai and a King • an feel when there an I thwart his sriD At preseni lam powerless, a able to gh c effect ti is R when : ■ ran prison ; bui I do as some Blonde] -hall free me, no matter what om, and thai Fate shall sei me a task worl ■:!■■ fought anil dreamed and planned i • ut there eight centuries Royson threw ba< d, and strei toward the desert where la; Jerusalem He was carried away by the : the hour He had brushed aside the c*>bw» and spoke to Irene .i- a gallani th might ai ■ . By Thomas Wal s h Then 1 saw the new ilag Boating o'er thee The flag ot the red, white, and hlur .And ! saul with my eyes. "I adore thee : " And thine answered, "Love. I am true!" S. no more to the mad Secuidilla ! dance with my fan and my lace. And no more on the square ot Manila At twilight they look lor my face. But my boson keeps sighing and sighing, " O my love, do not tarry trom me' Tor the rose oi Manila is dying •'I longing,— ut longing tor thee!" to lay the trophies ga:re<: in T-"n:r.; fes knights 1 AndTshe. as might be expected, respondr I - the passionate chord which sounded this chaEerige to fortune. She too forgot convention. ■"You have my prayer- for your success, "c whispered. 'What is inoreJ I believe in y -.1 that is why lam here now; tor I have :.-■■ sk you. for my sake and the sake ot one whom I c, not to leave this ship until I bid you." At any other moment such a request have had a sinister sound. Coming then. :t sterxu : ice a direct answer to Dick's excite. I appeal t power that governs men's lives. He turm <! looked into her eyes. She wa^ so near * '. "se could see the wondrous light shining ;n t.:v. r depths. He felt the fragrance ef her. pres glow of her tender beauty, and she dul r. from him when he placed a protecting has shoulder. '"You need no promise from me. M .-- I he said with a labored utterance that was ■ accountable to him. "Twice already have to leave you. though I have -been sur. England to resume an inheritance v. - '-.eld. ■.■■. are stubborn, we Richards, ar. loyal too. It was you. I no-w believe. •'- me from misery. almost from despair fear, therefore, that I shall desert you. "You have taken a load :r :.: my heart ~were<l softly. "You are the only man whom I have any real confidence. I rear grandfather has been misled. — "xiimlly fuUymisled, — but 1 am unable to t reyeo; ..... to-night, after dinner. I cfcarn t hear a conversutM>n with reference t- >• doubled the doubts I have felt ever sic - ex pedition Ta- decided on. I feel that I :v. Baron yon Kerber distrusts you becacs< gentleman. He fears, you w-.11 act as or-: to choose between his interests and your ". And to-day, since your letter arrived — "Yes. ma'am."* they heard Captain ?:,: from the bridge. "M:s> Fenshawe is :■ "| Mr Royson. YotxTl find it a very pretty through the canal on a night r.ke t h:>. Mrs. Haxton. hunting the ship :• r 1: '■ to speak of Royson and the girl fcersell -^ calmer mood. m.ay have wondered why y> should trumpet forth his informal i n ..- ~ " wished all on board to hear it. Perhaps ? Dick already well knew, that the stout ski:: i g<x>d eyesight as well ss a kind heart. "Why in the world did you hide y v.: r part of the ship. Irene? " crie.l Mrs 11.. vancing with a rapidity thai was in rnark< to her usual languid movements. "I en searching for yon everywhere.'" " I have not hidden myself, ar.tl y v - missed a rather large section out ■ where." said the g:rl with a coolness t! l found admirable. "But Mr. Fenshawe wants you. Hi vainly awaiting his partner at the I ri i~ '>r.;z the List twenty minutes." "I should never have believed c'--*' be 5O callous. Play card- here, where t\ i pleases nd only bridge :s vile! Let *r forth at once. Good r.ight. Mr. Royson so much for a nice talk. I think 1 shall to pass an examination in the history an< of the Suez CanaL" Dick lifted his cap. silently thanking F that women were more adroit than men ton seemed to take n«> nvf.ee <>f him. Ir.iii scarcely sp»>ken to him since they :::<.: .. and if he had been a vain man such studis «'n the part <>f a. pretty woman might V. ..'■ food for thought. Yet it is possible thai ton herself would confess to a certai". cb. realized how small a place she occupied a< he followed her along the deck I.v front, light limbed and .ig:le. humming - <>t some >ong. but breaking off in the c Captain Stump not to be very angry .; - : party <•♦ invaders to his tiny domain Shi enough no: :o feel fluttered by the kx» Mrs. Haxton] broker, in on a sotnewfc; ■ interchange of confidences. She kr.c wanted a friend, some one less opina ■.. Fenshawel to whom <he could appeal '■■ guidance when difficulties arose. X ■ read} a hero in her eyes, and what r. than that she should turn to him. c- : - With the red oi thy lips I entreat tbtt With the white .'i my arms t imptore. By the Hue .■! the Mi where 111 p**! *> tl Forget not the lore that *< swore : Fur I turn iroai the wild SeguidtlU To murmur all night amd all Jay. " * .-me back etc thy roNe of Manila Is withered artd faded away!" For my bosom keeps ssghinv; and >igh:«£. ■" Omy K»ve. Jo not tar: trom BK ! The poor littte rose oi .Ma n't U is dying Ot longing.— «l li>tig!:ii^ tor thee!'