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rffom Irving Cobb to Bernhardl.
Romance, Drama, Travel, Sct
.enco ahd Philosophy In tho
Now Books of This Winter.
war but) by thinking; and by
learning, by a continuous ana uncon
aelous co-operation ot all Ita strongest and
finest minds,"
The flrat thins that strikes the eye of
mo reader who logins at the beginning of
Tin 8. CoWs new book, "Europe Ile
Jstd" (tieorge M. Doran, New York),
alter skimming hastily oor the title
lftC0. Is & fonlnntu ntltlj,1i Tn tnv amnll
daughter," und, on the noxt page, another
pitied, "Note." Perhaps they might bo
tfiHodd ld nnta rVrfnlnti- tkv rift
R''trva the (itttei title, for each Is In the
; Justly celebrated best stylo of tho author.
jtv 4iKi aa n paiiioiic inue nve-nno re
gtftl, of how Mr. Cobb's daughter bade
Stm shed a tear at the tomb of Napol-on,
"which," he continues, "I was very glad
ji Jo, becAKso when I sot there my feet
'anAituy were hurting me." The second
sert that an Illustration by John T.
ilcCutcheon or the author divine Into a.
Qermari leather bed la the only "blot on
the. McCutcheon ot tho book."
The author of "Back Homo" has started
out oven earlier than on these note pages,
"hbweror, to create a favorable Impression
n his readers. He or perhaps It was
.flmlQeorso IT Dornn Company hit upon
,- Sines across iho top of the "cover. "This is
not a war book. '
lit l difficult to pick out of "Europe
Revised'' any special chapter to say It Is
the best thins In the book. Tho volumo
sax IS chapters, each n short star' In lt
Hl. There are 4C7 pages. laughs may
" uo iouna at the rate or one each on a
fery small number of these pases. On
iiie outers the laughs nmy be found In
xrcater abundance, ofttlmes several to a
line. The complete story, without the
"nar chapter under the significant title of
'Be it ever ao humble," Is an amazingly
'oerful argument for "See America
Tint." Readers who have stuck closo to
the entrancing trail of printers' Ink left
by Mr. Cpbb will remember that he d'd.
Rhrope the book, of course, was writ
ten, before the -war Is made out a tawdry
port of a shop window by Mr. Cobb's re
IIon. Tho writer has made tho truth ot
'IS bad odors. Its wealthy beggars. Its
nordes ot grafters and its badly cooked
and insufde'ent meals stick out convlnc
lasly through all his Joyous hyperbole nnd
..'omlc history. Also he has drawn npc
(ure of the supposedly sophisticated
American being fleeced right and loft that
should be pleasant reading to those wh
never went to Europe because they novi r
-.tot the chance. If not to those who did
70- and got fleeced.
There Is nothing In "Eur'pe It vised"
to dim the record of Irvln S. Cob as a
Rood newspaper man, t whom accuracy
's essential. Where ho has found sotc
fhlnff really worth, whilo In Europe ha h a
said ao In much the same way ho might
describe what happened a: n big fire if ho
were sent to cover it. II s words of p nlro
"ing" true. Unlike many a foreign writer
describing the United States, Mr. Cobb
'iaa not boon malicious. If at times ho Is
brutally direct, he has blended with his
A Militarist on War-making
Rven more confessedly bellicose than
his "Germany ahd the Next War" Is the
new volume, "How Germany Makes War"
(George Dbrnn Company, New York), by
General Frtcderkh on Bernhardl, a con
fidential advisor to the German Kmperor,
who Is suspected of holding views rep
resentative of the militarist mind In the
German Empire, few there will be who
can read the book and still adhere in
the belief that Germany, a peace-seek.ng
State, was forced Into the present Eu
ropean war.
A tone of steadfast fntth In the sanctity
of the entire business of wnr-making, n
calm certainty In the right and the wis
dom of It pervades the book. It leaves
an Impression that the author's belief In
the good of war Is Ingrained to the depths
of his bouII that war rs a creed Is so
obviously proper ai to defy illiputc.
After the "Author's Introduction," four
Pages which pitch a tone Tor what Is
to follow, the olumc sketches tho busi
ness of war with a broad, unhampered
hand The strategy of luigo oieratonli
is discussed In "Tho Secret of Modem
ar." The chapter "Armies of Masses"
details the obstacles which confront com
mandcrs of large bodies of troops Per
haps the most Interesting, If least Illumi
nating chapter, deals with modem turns
and appliances, explaining and iituilyz'ng
the n-ceutlmeter howitzers, rield artillery
and nlr craft. Tho nutlior reveals no
military secrets. honeer. Ho speaks o
the caterpillar feet ot tho heavy guns as
"contrivances by which the guns cu i
traverse soft ground nnd tnnrMiy mead
ows" without describing It further.
As n guide to tho most Intelligent lead
ing of the war dispatches the book should
be valuable. Hut as an Index ot the
vlows of n German high official the book
demands a thoughful reading In the
United States
General von Bernhnidl dcptorei peace.
It I to him a "weakly lsIon." He be
lieves that "the physical and moral health
of n nation depend on Its martial spirit."
That tho present war, foreshadow eii
throughout tho book, though It was writ
ten In 1911, Is not defensive Is the author's
veiled admlsrlon. "The Triple Alliance,"
ho says, "Is purely defensive." And a
llttlo later. "Neither Austria nor Italy Is
bound to suprtort us."
German "kultur" Is gracefully acknowl
edged by tho author. "Wo ourselves,"
he says, "are conscious of being a power
ful as well as necessary factor In tho de
velopment of mankind. Tho knowledge
Imposes upon us the obligation of p.iUng
tho way c cry w hero In the world for
German labor and German idealism."
Stories From The Forum
Collections ot short stories are seldom
made nowadajs, and few of the collec
tions which are made are as sodd as
tho one published by Mitchell Kcnnerley
under tho tltto ot 'Torum Stories." The
itorles Inue appeared In The Forum dur
ing the last four years, and are, as tho
editor claims, II) ot the best stories which
America can produce todaj. No author
Is represented more than once, and tho
result is a line arlety of subject and
One of the things noticeable about the
collection K that. In spite of tho line
ait in each, and In spite of the serious
.ess ot all but a tow ot tho stories, there
Is such n donl of entertainment In them.
Moit serious stories are dull, most well
niltlen stories aren't worth writing.
Tlieso Btotlei, especial!) "He Came to
1'rotols" and "Soiree Koklmono," are
both scriotls and artistic and a pleasure
to lead, Edwin BJorkmau, John need,
lieglunld Wright ICaUfTman, Marian Cox
nnd James Hopper arc among thoso
whoso stoiles have been printed In The
Forum and are reprinted hoie.
friend ot Mr I Dick Meilet com by another nam, Bh.
Mails, m. lord She Is a friend ot r x. "-. Hopwood."
Dick Merlet-one ot the people Barker ca is her acii '," , k, iMlt uv
has been w atchlng for quite a ton time 1 . m-Jhrt certain
efierd, truths the kindly humor he kn ws
. IV FfU W fcV liutivuv
Ralph Connor's
-- Northwest Again
AsalA returning to his favorite Cana
dian Northwest and Hm picturesque
Mounted Police for his latest romance,
Ralph Connor has slven us in "The
Patrol ot the Sun Dance Trail" (George
Dofan Company. New York), a thrilling
tale that surpasses "Corporal Cameron"
, ot "Tho Sky Pilot" In swift action, but
' tacks tho subtle human touch that made
the latter such a success.
In. his latest book; Connor reintroduces
Corporal Cameron as the leading flgure,
and several ot his main characters have
also been met In his work of that title.
The tale deals with the efforts of a
3Ioux chieftain from the United States,
aided by the rebel leader Itlel, to foment
a rebellion among- the half-breeds and
Indian tribes of Northwest Canada.
Two" love stories, one, strange to say,
between a roan and his wife, are inter
noven throughout the tale, while Inci
dents that now form part of Canada's
history and development are diawn upon
for the "background of the story.
Briefly, Corporal Cameron, who has
married his former nurse, has left the
Northwest Mounted Police and settled
down as r rancher. Dissension among
the half-breeds headed by Itlel has
reached the Indian tribes and a general
uptftrine 'is feared: Cameron Is Induced
to. act as a, scout by the commissioner in
charge, and lias several encounters with
the Sioux chief who Is arousins the
Uarmdiari tribes to revolt Twice he Is
, made a capuve, but escapes by the aid
of a, son of the Sioux chief, -whom his
wife bad saved from being u cripple
and tiose gratitude Is unbounded. Along
a wsary war, V.nown as the Sun Dance
Trail, Qnnaron watches and walta for
tha big jfcow-wow of the tribes, and suc
ceeds m inducluc the leading chieftain
uoftoaoln tha-revolt, which Is finally ex
agtilabtd. The trials of the early settlers In the
Sf Northwest ate Uidly portrayed,
$hlf th -moic abounds In exciting mo
jntnta which are bound to thrill.
Arnold Bennett's
Case for England
Arnold Bennett Is an engaging Journal
ist, even when he Is writing a novel.
So, naturally, his statement of tho Brit
ish case In the present war, "Liberty"
(George H. Doran, New York), Is as
plausible a .piece of writing as anything
on the erbal side of the encounter. But,
like most of the briefs for Great Britain
and naalism ngalnst Germany and mili
tarism, It tries to prove too much. It
whitewashes the cliffs of Albion as poets
used to paint the Illy. Tho result Is a
horrid suspicion that the reader Is gazing
upon a whlted sepulchre Instead ot the
repository of all earthly virtue.
Mr. Bennett must spread all over his
book that tiresome piece of moral heroics
about the violated neutrality of a country
which had long ago aligned herself with
Franco and England Mr. Bennett must
repeat and capitalize to horrid proportions
doubtful tales of cruelty that might be
qulto as true of England if she were the
invader: ho must poison human feeling
with n j ellow Journalism that were better
suppressed, no matter what the truth.
AH this and more when he might stop
his apologies for Russia and bring the
whole share of England In the war up
to tho planb of a conflict for humani
tarian, democratic Ideals of International
Horns of Dilemma
Inception of tho struggle of tho Amer
ican woman for her Independence Is the
theme of "Scllna" (D. Appleton & Co.),
decree Madden Martin's latest contribu
tion to (ktlon of the da It is postulated
on the old tenet, "daughters arc expected
to solve their economic problems through
marriage," from which women of the
call j Ms began to break away.
Scllna reeks to find another solution
of her problem", both economic nnd mar
ital She Uriels none for cltlici, and the
icadci is loft with that distressing lack
uf satisfaction, In spite ot the fact that
the author so warms him at tho outset.
The woman of the SOa Is "groping
rather than grusplng, piteous rather than
pertinent, helpless more than lieiolc,"
sajs the author, and he succeeds In es
tablishing this wholly unsaltstlng con
dition. However inadequate in compre
hension and vision.
Sellna fulls as a school teacher, as a
business woman and In selecting a hus
band In fact, she declines to chooro
between her two ardent lovers, for with
a posltlvcnees contrary to the general
theme the snys'
"When I come to inariylnc It Is not to
be 1 solution foi me,"
"Scllna" adds hltlc Illumination to prob
lems of tha ila for women
author of "John tlredon. Solicitor." (
John Vrteloli, htadmatltr 0 tlnrplree
tehool, hat penuaHed Lady Anne ll'im&rr
Irw to ttna her fitlhttlni bou to his
tchoal. Guv, the Boy, (J to inherit t
int lFlmofrlfj ttlnlt, nnd at hit unelt.
Lord AHhur Utrlet, rrplalnt lo Erleloh.
there are matty rttathrt who troiitd ItAs
lo tee the 001; iivl on! 0 the tray, to
that they mlpht Inherit tin estate.
.ord Arthur then frpfatn.i that an at
tempt hat already been mode lo kidnap
In" bov. He tutpeett one of tico toutlnt,
Herbert and ll'IIHOTt Utrlet. of havino
fiifmlfont on the W life. Krtelah
agree to look after him. A few dayt
later he confesses to Lady Anne that he
loiet her, the tells Mm the love him,
too The boy It a bond btlurecu them.
r.rleloh finds nil applicant for a mauler
flip in hit tchool lo be a former ecQtiatnl
once, tioio cnltrd rertloan rertloan re"
mlndt hrlelgh of the crime he committed
In kllllnp o man by a heavy Mow. and
Ifltliiff another tnon Uike the Homo for
the take of hit fKrleleh't) tltler't honor.
It ita Vrrflffon no persuaded Krteloh to
let the other man be Imprlnontd. lit 11010
Omits on olnp lahen at o master.
He tuoaeslt blackmail, but In tplf of
Ihlt r.rt'lnh deeldet to enoaoe him. At
the tchool Guy poet on 0 paper chase and
loiet the trail
1 Jtfr-niinrt riATfft frt nil ffi htw a lift
v.. -.... .., ,..--. .--- -i-r .-:
in. nit cor. Din lust at itraoam
eiitrr. Dennam,
full as he
a footman of
if til
Cavalier Days
Modern Alchemy
trraitl, Paracelsus to Sir William nam.
r"eema a ldager way to got than the
Way which. lead from Tlpperary to the
iv.iAK yeuna; man who wants to get
r-;yt H. Stanley Redgrore, B Sc .
W, S. S-, baa managed to travel the road
(a btfel volume on "Alobsmy, Ancient
ad Modern" (David McKay. Phlla4el-
!&. The boon shwa wide research
(utG the principles ifaloliemy and thor
"Hrtsh Mqualntatiee with the principles ot
ntaMB, adeace. The author's point la
ihiuaifKa modern chemistry has, through
CM isM-of ctrtaln rays, achieved a traps
u.VtfltioH at metals, It has borne out the
aaslmit theory that all metals are of
tt atma ubaUnce. or souj, and that.
3T3TS, mcAlero solence must eventually
ie ua pucnenusu a ream or the
mere none, wnicn win ehange
ala lata cold. Beyond that It is
sesalkU that the allxlr vita (the
f pntuaJ Ulej wiU alio be
Taa author is sane and not
t, and tha book is highly
Bryce vs. Shaw
turn Mr Maw west la have aettted
b wktrtlvim f t war far many rlttd,
iu t eo4 ra4 to take mt antidote
a tt M Jlgttrtad and ii)wMve work
x Jtw Bo-l Wectour a "Kwtral
MM aod the War" (UaaaaMtoa. Nw
!.. m author liwitu ta taapaatlou
wk tmrttyua wd the
moo r eemm0u Ha)tuur.
wfiiata he tva t tft cae
irHKi Mat oe gusmt to te
jjtfuoicnt 4lthatth be W m.t
o-jwk ewMhu a disaat of th iwch-
wt itmsitiawm, ad . reiuUtltHt wkk
twf i tJsaMattgMy namvintfus, VU-
Mt-i-Mt atoii f hMmhi ahfe
aa or UkJBtf tka war li
'-Tsiiara'n vtwwmf, ta ? ot e4oi-
m : jtMMMc. vmm mm 4hl hr nut aioftm,
g- .. . T.'3 ' . J- " P-"
John Hay, Author
and Statesman
The sympathetic biography of "John
Hay, 'Author and Statesman" (Dodd,
Slead & Co., New York), by Loremo
Sears, will undoubtedly help to keep
alie the memory of that gifted states
man. In a simple straightforward Btle.
and jet with unbounded admiration for
his subject matter written clearly be
tween the lines, Mr. Sears has touched
upon many interesting phases of Mr.
Hay's life, and also upon important pe.
riod Jn the history of American diplo
macy. The picturing of Mr. Hay's college dajs
at Brown UnUerslty, his Intimacy with
Lincoln nd the Important part Uncoln
played In shaping the joung diplomat's
career; short accounts of Mr- Hay's suc
cess as an impromptu Journalist, author
and poet, and his -Ise In the diplomatic
service culminating In the position ot
Secretary of State unai McKlnley and
Roosevelt, all present -n interesting
study and make the short book well
worth reading.
Some of the most Interesting pages of
the book are devoted to the important
part pUed by Mr, Hay In negotiating
the Hay-Pauncefote Treatj, which gae
the United States exclusive control of
the Panama Canal Mr Sears has been
Impartial enough not to overlook the po
litical criticism to which every statesman
falls heir.
"A Wanderer's Trail"
A more entertaining and instructive vol
ume ot reading would be hard to find
than ' A Wanderer's Trail," by A. I
Rldger (Henry Holt, N. r, who gives
a faithful record of his travels in many
lands The book la made up ot 4(0 pages
of tha most interesting reading matter
imaginable. It is tatefully illustrated
with $0 reproductions from photographs
taken in many lands. The authoi en
Joys the distinction of having had world
wide experience under all sorts of con
ditions, and some of his tales are thrill
lnr He voyaged from San Pranclsco.
and the (UfSculUca he encountered are
chronicled in most attractive style. No
Stanley ever had moie stirring ex
periences than th author while trekking
through South Africa. His treatment Is
sueh. as only could be expected from one
who had. tasted the Jys and trials of
trip arour4 the world under all sorts
ot conditions.
Mellccnt ''nnflete, tho heroine ot
"Maid Mellccnt" (Hearst's International
Library Company), by Beulah Mario Dlx,
Is n dashing and upliJted young girl who
can handle .1 pistol and who seems to
be able to rise to nny emergency She
has spent most of her young life In the
Massachusetts Colonj, but arrives In a
llttlo town In Hampshire, England, to
marry her cousin, Redemption Lang
mend, to whom Bho has been betrothed
since childhood. He, however, has no In
tention of m.arrjing a "romplntr squaw"
whom he has neverVneen. and, after sending-
word to that effect, ho decides to
wait until ho becomes of age. Then he
Mellcent does not like the Idea of be
ing called u "squaw," but other things
claim her nttentlon She Is soon living
In the midst ot the turmoil preceding
the First Revolution, nnd before she
knows it her heart h.13 been captured by
ono of the bold cavaliers w ho are pillag
ing the surrounding country Shaneen
McCarthy, tha cavalier, Is madly In love
with her and there are several Interest
ing love scenes. Her betrothed writes
that he has decided to rl.-ilm hr unit ha
Is driven to despair. McCarthy, however,
proves to be Langmead In disguise. Un
fortunately the author has failed to make
the best opportunity of a good plot. The
book could certainly be improved upon.
Her previous attempts have been better.
Placing Max Reinhardt
One of the few writers of books about
the theatre who have gained by the war
Is Huntloy Cartel. And that Is because
In "The Theatre of Max Reinhardt"
(.Mitchell Kennerley, New York) he Is
writing aoout a man who expects to carry
to America this winter an art that Is im
possible in Europe Just now.
The book Itself doesn't altogether live
up to Its possibilities It Is a little too
full of outre theories for the perfectly
slmplo facts that Reinhardt d a great
ttago director working In a country where
stage decoration has been raised to a line
new art of remarkablo range and power
A simple description of the new statecraft
of Germany such as II K. Moderwell
glv es In his admirable book, "The Theatre
of Today," is much mora stimulating and
On the other hand, Mr. Carter has pre
sented a good deal of excellent informa
tion. His r.ccount of Relnhardt's begin
nings nnd of his rise is decidedly reada
ble. There arc soino interesting Illustra
tions and- a number of valuable appen
dices. Mr. Carter's book is valuable. It
for rio other reason, because It Is the
only good volumo In Kngllsh upon a re
markable man and his work.
who really succeeds ip Ijfe
can come within measurable
distance of being a saint. See
tfcU exemplified in Rldgwell
CuHiw's fflajtwpieae
The Way of the Strong
It w a book that will Wing
yw teeth together & a sfcarf!
click a bk mt (fife yap
tHe My at a tM aMr
stat w feiwiwsw w 1 !.
Srfe J.31
new V
book '
on the '
war by
DAVIS entiUed
has just appeared.
First edition all sold out
before publication. Sec
ond large edition ready to-day.
Profusely illustrated. $1.00 net.
Fifth Avenue at 48th St., New York
actually a dctecllie. ttops Mm and explain
iftar the stranger liilendrd to hldnap mm,
CHAPTER IV-(Contlnued)
"Vou see, It's llko this, Guy," said Lord
Arthur, seating himself In n chair by
the bo's bedside "You've got to bo caio
ful. Tou're a bit of a prUc, yoti know.
It might pay boiho fellow to run off
with you and demand a tansom for your
precious llttlo head,"
"iVay, what funl" '
"Vou wouldn't nnd It was, Guy. They'd
probably glvo you a rotten time until the
money was paid over You've read of
what the brigands do, I reckon."
"Oh, I say, undo look here In Eng
land." '
"Lots of funny things happen In Eng
land," said Lord Arthur; "things that
never cct into tho papers But I'm not
Joking, Guy. You'vo got to be mighty
careful. I ought to have told you somo
time ago, but I didn't like to. And now
I want J on to promise me that you
won't say a word to your mother about
"Of course I shan't. Do you think I'm
going to worry the mater with t thing
llko that7"
"You mustn t even hint at there bolng
nny danger. -Erlelgh knows. I put him up
to It when I heard you Uflro coming to
Harptree. Of course, there Is no danger
if ou don't get talking to strangers nnd
going out by yourself. England's a fairly
civilized country nnd chaps of this sort
have to go to work quietly. Today, for
Instnncc, they might have smashed up
Dcnham and carried you off squealing.
But that Isn't their line. , You can't get
over facts. So you keep your oyes open.
Others nro watching ou Denham Dcn
ham Is a detective." 5
"I say how splendid how ripping "
Lord Arthur rose from his chair.
"I must be off." he said. "I hope jou'll
soon be up nnd about again "
IVImborMy grinned "I'm all right," ho
said. "Nothing but a cold had to come
up to bed old Atleyn'd have made It
prctt hot for me If I hadn't been seedy."
Lord Arthur toolj his departure, glad to
have relieved his mind of n considerable
burden. Wlmberley chuckled.
"Isn't it glorious!" he Bald to himself
'By Jove, I wish I could tell the other
fellows about It L bet there Isn't one of
em that wouldn't 'felvo his term's pocket
money to be In my shoes "
"K7Kl'X" ot couri5e' ,f you're made up
VV your mind, Anne "
"I havo made It up, Arthur," said Lady
Wlmberley, with a smile; "so be a decent
fellow and congratulate me with all your
"I do congratulate you, Anne-of course,
Erlelgh's a splendid chap-still the whole
thing has been so sudden so unex
pected "
. "Not to me, Arthur," she said gently.
"Oh. well," he laughed, "of course
jou're old enough to know youi own
mind-but you'll tlnd the life very dull
all these bos-they'll drive you crasy
I've always pitied a master's wife."
"There will be no need to pity me,
Arthur, I shall get tired of Idling, wast
ing my life I've had the 'boy to look
after so far; but now ho Is at school 1
am Just an Idle woman."
"Has Erlelgli any relations?" he queried
atter a pause.
"Yes one sister. 8hc Is a widow, with
n son of 19. Her name Is Travers. She
Is quite dependent on Jack. Her husband
left her without a penny In the world "
"Where does she live?"
"In London."
"H'm'" said Ldrd Arthur thoughtfully.
A penniless widow with a son of 19 did
not seem to bo a Aery desirable addition
lo Erlefgh's family.
"She cry rarely comes to see Jack,"
Lady Wlmberley continued. "She would
not send the boy to Harptree. He has
been to some cheap private school. He
is now in on ofTlco earning his living."
"I see. Well, my dear Anne, I really
hope you will bo very happy, I'm sure
ou deserve happiness."
Denham, the footman came toward
them across the lawn with a salver In his
hand( He was a tatl, fine-looking man
with dark hair and a solemif, clean
shaven face. Thcro was nothing to dis
tinguish him from the general run of
footmen, Certainly no one wobld have
suspected that he wai a (Ictectlve In re
ceipt of a salary of J2W a year, paid quar
terly to him by Lord Arthur's bankers
Lady Wlmbr1ey look the card from the
salver and rose from her chair.
"It's Mrs. Travers, Arthur," she said.
Lord Arthur gave a low whistle of sur
"Come to have a look at you," ho said,
with a laugh. "Well, jou'd better see
hor. I must bo off In half an hour."
"Won't jou come with me?"
"I'll Just look In to say good-by In a
few minutes. Denham, you might fetch
me n clear from tho smoking room. I
left my case In the train."
"Yes, my lord "
Lady Wlmberley walked slowly away
ncross the lawn, and her brother-lu-lajv,
resting his chin nn Ills hands and his
elbows on his knees, stared gloomily
down at the ground.
"It won't do," he said to himself. "She'll
never be happy In that sort of life when
the novelty has worn off Erlelgh's all
right he gets eight thousand a jcar to
play with But whnt will Anne got?"
Ho did not shift his position until the
footman relumed with a box ot cigars.
Then ho laughed and looked up at the
"Any fresh news. Denham?" lie queried.
"Yes, my lord I'm glad you gavo 1110
the chance to speak to ou Who is this
lady who has Just called to sec her lady
shin?" "Mrs Travers you saw her name on
the tard, didn't you?"
"Yes, my lord, I saw her name, but who
Is alio?"
"Mr Erlelgh's sister."
"You don't mean that, mj lord, do jou
"Well, he has a slater of tho same name,
and I presume this is the good lady
What's the matter. Denham? , You lo'ok
as If you'd seen a ghost."
"I've seen wors than that, my lord '
This lady will, perhaps I ought not to
say anything, seeing that It may be Mr.
Erlelgh's sister "
"Rubbish. What's Iho trouble?"
"I have her photograph In my box up-
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You'd better see loryuuraan, .
"Yes-glv$ me back her portrait I II
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