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1, "" ',i -Ww.'' iViJ- l-5Y T'f8!?- "f ;a' ' rS2.s- j- I BVbAiNGfUBLIO iLBDGEIHEqADBLPHIA,, 8ATUBDAT, A.TJGUSfc .19, 932 & "- NffrW u"TvHrjr'.f f'fST!? JI ,atf w M i Ifr 9' I Se I 1:1 m cr H! Hit E U hi ft! ll Kfl H'll H y i m, Mr l ' M i ft! K ' 1. ft m TT WAS the evening of May A Heskcth's picnic supper, small but memorable; and new the clock, had there been any en the island, would have pointed close te midnight. What was se rare as this night in June? Sailing wisps of cloud shredded the face of the high moon; the black boss of the weeds, the glades and dells, the vine-cevered rocks and the empty quarry, were stipjled and patched with silver; the lake was a sheet of silver stretching far away te leso itself in a lovely dusk. Through the verdure a soft breeze whispered; from the water floated voices of the merrymakers, re ceding; and the woman stealing en light feet up the path, a slim and net incongruous figure in her white bathing dress, with unbound dark ,hair streaming te her waist, re jected that, for an hour at least, he would be alone here. But it was net se. Frem the im penetrable shadows, as she neared the ruined cabin, the figure of a man abruptly emerged upon the path; he steed, confronting her. She started a little, and then she saw, with a wild sheet of satisfaction, that this man was her husband. "Yeu!" she said with the faintly mocking air she had long age learned for him: "But fancy meeting you here!" "Ycu you looked like a " he began a little confusedly, and then, breaking efF, he cleared his threat and started again, mere authenta tively: "I don't say I approve of that .nit K,,fVne lr flnec seem te fit in U.V, J "- - ..--. -- with the surroundings somehow. Yeu might almost have been mis takenat a distance, that is for a hamadryad. But " "And what may they be? Some thing very nice te be mistaken for, may I hope? But I supposed you'd gene in the launch?" "Ne no. I'm tired of drunks," unid he. continuing te stare at her. ! f'And besides, swimming at night It is likt shaking hands icith an old friend te tee the name of Henry Sydner Harmen. Heme years aie his first book, "Queed," gave him imtant place as one of our foremost American novelists. .Ye one has te be told irhat a fuiere that book made, nor that it is one of thete that remain. Then at in in tervalseor Mr. flam-en is an author who works long and with infinite laiecamc "!'. V's JJlirs." and ' 1 miela's Iimi iei.," lieth startling jui'itm. His latist navel, "Saint 'I eresa," centinui i in istahlnh htm tu a frijnt-rnnk Anuncan uuth . lie started icriting when he firit Uft ctillrgr, and mainly at night Kir-ausr, he nJ, he had te make a In tag. He jetnid the Staff of the llirhmend Time' Dispatch. At the end of tivn years, having snvid mine money, he resigned te make Ins u ay at writing alone. "1'ursuit" may be a hit cynical, but it jitri m irh feed for thought and reflection. Mr. Jlnnisen is the only bachelor en the Hit of (Ont)ibutert te thii series by Amenvan antheri. ah affects my sinus as you once used te knew. But you why did you come back? Yeu you forget something?" She was smiling faintly; her dark eyes derided him. "I almost forget myself, if you count that! But no, in veur sense, ' ?'mun"K. "r ese ,,, re writing let , ! , hi . ui .iliiil, tPrH n(1 J0 feav(, n ,,,dache. Snturdajh lm net forgetful, only punitive. My and Sundays nnd usually weekdays, tee, Blnus is sound, but my temper un-i?ou huv,',' th ,"I',", kUin ,in ' . . e r i-i . .house, all mff the place. Neise and Certain. O0 1 Ulan t SO. A SWcet ,!nnclin mil nnrllw. niwl rnshlni- nhmit night, isn't it? Well!" "But what is it? happened?" Why, what "Oh, that. Yes, te be sure. I was unexpectedly kissed, veu see. In the dark behind the boatheuso. j..j. . , just as we were ready te start eh, most ferociously, I assure you. Really, that made me angry, though, of course, net se antrry as I seemed. "v ". "- B """ muu,B """Mm OVer nlOnC Her Husband's dim, heavy face secmud te darken. "Him? Who was it?" ,M . ,,. "My dear Herace, you'll agree that kissinc and tellinff isn't nuite the net of a ladv' Ne nei But ine act. 01 a lauy . e, no. tut 1 m interrupting your rcverie "Ne! Tell me! I 1 want te knew." "Your air of interest is awfully civil, Herace. But I can't really hn hn lieve thut you've begun at this late 4ay te tuke an interest in my private If el" Her merriment exasperated him, 4riy. -vfWeward Witawedge, I suppose dam his Impudence 1 What you can see In that " "Oh, name me no names, pleaset And the incident's really net worth mentioning I'm "merely disciplining I a beau that's all. Se we two have the pretty wilds all te ourselves, only thinkl Charmingly conjugal! But be sure I won't Intrude, no; I'm efF te dress geed-by." "Ne, no! Don't go. I " Having controlled himself with an obvious effort, the man resumed with awkward carelessness. "Ah it seems tee bad for you te miss your moonlight dip, when you y enjoy it se merely en account of the behavier of an alcoholic cad. Hem. I was about te say I'll pad dle you ever te the Pulpit mvsclf." i i QUI eyed him quizzically and all at once was aware of the beating of her heart. The two steed close together In 'he darkness and beauty of the weeds. The man's ponderous dignity was mnnl fetly a little strained. Why? Fer a Ions time past. Indeed, It had been evi dent that she had undermined his case In their relationship. Fer weeks she had been conscious, in her withdrawals and through the silences that the had made se common between them, that he regarded her with a new attentive ness. Hut he hail stepped there; his pride or some cowardice perhaps? hail ietrained h!m from word or act. Was it the romantic solitude new, and the sudden sight of her in her weed nymph's guise? was it the thought of thep kisses she had just taken from another? what? Inte her husband's ! p.ve had come a leek she had net seen these three yean; and she won dered suddenly if, here nnd new, be yond all calculation, her great moment had come at last. But de you think that she would yield anything te him? Net she. Ironically grave, she answered : "Yeu uie nlwajs kind, Herace. Hut, of course, I'd net dream of imposing en jeu that way." "Ne imposition at all. I'd enjoy w fi" elves deserted-each by 'our own chelee what mere logical than te jiiin forces, eh?" ' "Logical!" "And and pleasant," said he with i his labored lightness. "Why net? Or if you don't cure te join the party , new after what happened why we might just paddle about for a while. The night the night's fine," bald j Herace. "Canoeing la the moonlight with one's husband ! My dear man, de you want te make me the laughing-stock I of the county '." i Hir laughter, thrilling unexpectedly, I took him quite aback; stung hlra, tee, I bh she saw with pleasure. "A very little of that sort of thing," i said she, "and gossip would seen be j gin connecting our names." "I don't think you run many risks of that," he retorted, wi h marked stiffness. "And I wish you'd cease thli this extravagant way of talking it's provoking. New come along. I we'll enjoy it." "On the contrary, I should die of shame." "You're being absurd. Come." " thousand thnnk, but no," There was a silence. The breeze fluttered her long hair. "I sie you actually prefer the so ciety of drunken male flirts te that of ' And this Is typleal tee " lie finished, all but Impulsively for him. "I'm sure you can't realize, Laurel, hew little we actually see of rneh ether these days." AH, BUT did she net realize? She leaned back against the slender I pole of white birch, and started up in mm liquid -eyeu. "Hew little! Why. Herace geed gracious! That's literally all I can fay geed gracious Seven days a week under the same reef, hut separated a i-ingle day In ' "I knew, I knew!" he said In nn nn ether tone. emharrased. "It seems odd. I own I'd hard! think it was pes-dble. And "till I was of course sure you weren't contcleus of it, but He hesitated, peering at her with his short-sighted eyes; and then the nat- 1 ural man let go a little mere of the unnnrnrul constraint. ny, l,nurei : you go out some where every evening, with or without me, or If you don't go out you have people In. At odd moments, when there are nn, In the little between times, as I might term them, veii're alwnvs I reading, or studying, or practicing never a quiet moment of -of jiibt the I domestic s.irt "Yeu certainly make it sound differ ent from the home life of our deur queen ! I'd no idea It w'as be had as that " I "I understand It. if anything. But ! well, we won't, go into It new-. My point is, here, by chance, we Jinve n qulPt helr for once charming nature land no noise no drunks. Well, don't l.tVr'rffiVr" t,,?' she phoek hr head In Mlrncf, fnint- 'n in, h.. hnrl nl.r.intlv rli ltd, . Lm.. .i i.. .1... i.l.. .,..,.,,..; .,.. ,...l.l '""'"""i"1"'"1 '"0 "'"""' "- '""'" - .,,,.. ; tjic fint muffled echoes of song; the sound but accentuated the pervasive 'stillness. On the solitary trail, the ,, ", ,nii' n,i u.if0 stendllv evci end, ,i,.,r nd she was thrilled with the knowledge of her Immeasurable victory, n(J ,(,r 11,I,.(1 (18llii, iimnkwnnl : she thought of Anders fur- ., I .1... ,1 ...wi a. . ..!.!.. Iliew, aim inv i....- " . "y hud been the turning point 01 ner llle. When she had married this man, glowering nt her new In the primal weeds, be loved her madly, and she, ns she had seen understood, wa& actual ly all hut Indifferent te him. Within six months her Interest In him had he come acute and constant; while he. in credibly, wns detected In recurring lapses "of nrder. After two years she inleied him without restraint, and for diiv.s and vvceiu toetticr he was frankly bored with her. Why? Was it the BHBffigBiw,1& LHMNBHrmHUaMnKBnHSSlMW QH 7alflaH9iQBBk!kBBHHaS9SaHBVIaG&al''l 'JS!iH(SVBLkaBBBB JWMaHgi T iffCTlWWIaBaaBlOMalWil iffaMMHaMlM mtfr everlasting law of things that a relation can support enlj e much love, as a that a man'-, necessity is net te be hucket holds se much water? Certainly loved, but te love; and that, te love, his her efforts te charm this crave senior, fixed need is te pursue and conquer, by doubling her wifely tlieughtfulness I and sweet subjectiens, had but In- ' Q. Slin, because she had n will, and ereased his ennui. There had come the fr seemed that her whole llfe was at inevitable day when she, with floods i taki. had actually achieved this impos impes impos ef tears, had packed her trunks nnd I"5'0- She had warped her nature; she gene off en the usual indefinite visit te (had bpiken her heart te pieces; she had her mother. recovered the reserves of maidenhood, Se far their story had followed a made herself again mysterious te this familiar course. Would that have been ' encc familiar; she had fanned the last the end of it. right there, but for An- flickering ember te a ilame. New here ders Curthew? Nothing seemed te her ! he steed, suing her in the romantic mere certain. Beyond doubt Anders, who was twice her age, and had taken an interest in her, paternal or ether- wise, from her sixteenth e.f, had pen- etrated her with a new and startling concept, her Ander wuuldn t accept. he would hardly li.-ten te, her own ready formula, long since .smoothed by the women of all as1". "Uh. no," he had said in nt ceiclless kind way. "It in't that jeu 'love him tee well' That's letting jmir-elf clown tee easily It h Mmply that jeu love bun with tee little pride and no geed fiie at all." And a little later when sue had con quered h'.r lir-it fun...!, Indignation and sat down again, be -juke words which she took ut lint f-ir truth, and which filled her in tin end with an everrans- i thk sTem se r.n ceimskl pas Ber.vitnr. tat. enarr-grained but iucaniv tUvtr liadr of a gang e creeks km tVreme 0nrwi at rctit of a knnve of cluhi, iytrrf 'JtirK n' Jurigmrnt ' nfttr several e hi rrir.U, a . of uhlch tir rtubty 'irna te nirich him tcltheut risking tlif leu'i pmnltirK. trie te disarm u u p.cletis M!thtrttt0 around him Vy com cem com plueilnff te ' STAITORD KtSO, of the Londen Crim inal Int'Uigrnct Ferrr. PI.1TO ftLVA, a ili-rfr mnit nSeiit tnirn. ferrfn Si, attrnfienA en an actress, u'he rhuPs him. Hh is UAIVK WHITE, (laughter of Sellu While, en' of the gang who irishej te retire, ehe is intertited in Stafferd. LOUIE itAK.ill. a dell-faced but clever girl u he art as ' lamp" of the blaik mailing gang i ".iH'1.1.;," CREWE, one a gentleman, neu. a creek. AM) Iir.UK IT CONTINUES , I den t see hew you can bay they've I no evidence against you. Suppoe Cretin .squeals?" I'inte asked. ,.., . , . ,, ,, He ain t stepped bqueallng jet,' said the colonel philosophically, "but, I don't sci! what difftience it makes. I'lntu, you haven't get the hang, of my method, and I doubt if you ever will. You're a clever, useful fellow, but If jeu were allowed te run the gang jen'd have it in jail in a month. Take the manufacturer, Cretin," uu tuid. "I dam n he's feeling sere, and mavbe this, cursed .lack e' Judgment is stand - ing behind him telling him " He stepped. "Ne. he wouldn't either," he snld after a moment's theught: "Jack e' Judgment knows as much about it as I de." 'What are vm talking about?" asked the ether impntlentlv. "Cretin," said "the" colonel; "he ha-n't anv evidence against me. Yeu see, I de net de nnv business bv letter-. Yeu fellows have "often wanted me te write te thin nersen nnH thnt. het writ- Ing is evidence, I e veu get me? And Cretin? Absolutely ,er written a line te ('rem. iirnnvlit liltn ' what evidence has none. I lllivn nev u.U ,.: nf Ve"i;,V i.i n 1 t k. n'.t. We' Mv, him n dinner and put the proposal te him In plain language. Theie'H nothing he could take before a judge and Jurj- absolutely nothing." He took his dgar from his mouth and blew a cloud of smoke. ..Tlmt-H ,1P ,WIJ yYf Uut the busl- i ness up no letters, no document n..tl.l... tl.nt u IlllLfdf ,f,ti 11, (lb,, lilt. ill nf , '"'"".-..' " "".. ".. - ; tun ci. vi'iitir niuiiit inn nt'innniif riirii Hansen talked about The colonel fiewned and then laughed, "Thv're nothing but i cords of our ...,,,.. i,.,... ., ,,,i iiw.v'r., ,...i ,.i,i.i,i.i. liniinii, nun" ,,,,', i.i',. i. i,'., . - ,i.i, - , - Whj, even the police have given up the search for them. My the way. I haven't done with ( reiln, be said after n while. "He's done with you, 1 think," said I'inte grimly. The colonel nodded. should JACK (JUDGMENT :; y e waiiace e By fienry Sydner Harrison 111 it" WalR3MBraaWaV.. . SsL- . Mr ''ySkS - IP In the still midnight, beneath the serene moon, sped the slim, white-clad wife, dark hair flowing after; and hard behind chased the heavily built man, her husband tcrlng purpose. And Anders had said night hir Herace, bored no longer, and still and still Was it net Ironical that, here In the Instant of ',cr tremendous triumph, her mood "heuld be .se skeptical and cell? , Mnw large was Horaces nose, she ua sentimentally considered, hew halting his tongue, 'hew really small his van-I ! jty nmj caution! Had something then ' permanently passed away? In the long process of repression, of moral separa- tien. se painful at first, had hc wrought in herself nn Irreparable change? Mie wondered, smiling slmdewily. In taxed jeu wun naving ceased te love that second of thick silence. New the nie, nnd you, peer dear, could only re man, having drawn back a step, spoke ply. 'There, there!' most soothingly, abruptly : j I own, yet It mortified me at the time, "Loek here, what's come ever you?" I remember. You've forgotten explaln explaln "Ceme ever me?" ' ing te me thnt life wnsn't meant te be "Yeu'e changed se much jutt In an unending song of remnnce, that It i I. I eucss se. but he hasn't done with the gang. Y'eu can take him en next." f'I?" said 1'inte In affright. "New leek here, colonel, don't you think it's time we lay low?" "Lay low!" said the colonel scorn fully, "We're either going te get into trouble or we're net. If we're net going te get into trouble we might as well go en Besides, we wnnt the money. The busines has slackened off, and we haven't had a deal since the Spillsbury affnir. and that won't last very long. We've get te split our loot six ways, I'inte, nnd that leaves very little for anybody." "Where are you geln new?" asked the ether, as the colonel changed the direction. "It ju.t struck me thnt we might as well go ever te the bank nnd see hew our balnnre stands. Alse, with the exchange going against us, I wnnt te tell Fergusen te buy dollars." The hnniNime premises of the Ic- ferin & citv j.,, , victeria street, were enlv n stone's threw from the park ; and, whatever might be the views of Fergusen, the manager, as te the colonel's moral character, he had a considerable respect for him ns u flnnn- icr, ami L)an Ueundnrv wns shown lm- nifdiately into the manager's office, He wns gene some time, while I'inte waited impatiently outside. The colonel i never Invited ether members, even of ' the inmost council, te shnre Ills knewl- edge of finances. They all knew roughly ' the condition of the exchequer, but really the balance nt the Victeria A City was the Colonel's own. It wn the I practice of the Boundary gang te share I after each coup, every mnn taking that I te which he was entitled, the money was split among five, the sixth share going te what wjis known ns the Gang Ai count." n common fund upon which , nil could draw in moments of nece-sity. , The gang fund was net se described i In the books of the bank. It wns known ns "Account B." The expenses of operations were usually paid out of the colonel's nrlvate account, and Nie ' colonel's nrlvate account. I credited te him when the next division I took place. He was absolute master of , his own balance, but it required tnrre signatures te extract a cliflck from account B. One of the objects of the , colonel's visit was te leduce tills nun i cr two, the death of Solemon Inte aving removed one of the signatories. MP r,V"rJ " '"""' "'''"":""' t irt well MntlsllCfi. - , -- . . . , tll. m"'" ''",',',' ','n .. , -V f nnt 11 i'iimi u i . in ruin. -......- ...ii.. ,. ,,.! vnnr .Imiiitiirn nnd -mil n lie... .-. , "r- - - mine, or in I,V ..if. .' '' nn. I'pnwe'u nee sut icient new." "fir tntnn mill Crewe s. I suppose'. . ....... .-...- -- .. .- suggested I'inte, nnu ine coienei smn.-u. "UU, no, sniu ne. i "i i great believer III the Indispen ability ef;'riat' what I cnll letting love Interfere nnv mini, but I'm making the elgiiturc . with business." of I an Boundary Indlipi'iisabli; before that account Is touched." I They walked lack through the park, One e Ae Evening Public Ledger's New Short Stories in of Unpublished Fiction by the Best American Writers of I this Inst year that you're like another person a stranger." Te be sure, her heart swelled a little at that. "But you hardly efTer that as a complaint. Herace? Hastily recalling our pest, I feel sure you must find any change In me an Improvement." "That's just the tone I don't like from you. Laurel ! This constantly i evasive manner. Flippant, I am bound te call It, nnd nnd provoking. I think the time's come te remind you that a husband has sonic rights and I'm net getting mine!" "But why, all this is news te me, my denr! Your rights! I'd thought jeu were frightfully fatigued with them, whatever they are, years age, and gladiv " "Never! no! Ridiculous. I " ,h. that peer memory of yours, failing again, I sec!" said she, slink- I inK her linger In a manner Insufferably tatirlcal; and resumed demurely: "But, or course, i m giacl mat you've ter- gotten that day, when I, sehblng like I a deserted village lass, most crudely "Well," said the rolenel, "I shouldn't have been se keen te go after Malsle White If it hadn't been tlut you were se fend of her" nnd Hie colonel expounded his philos ophy of wrong living, "The man who runs an honest busi ness and mixes it with n little crooked work is bound te be caught," he said, "because his mind Is concentrated en the unpajlng side of the game. You've get te run a creek business in an lamest way If you want te escape the law and pay big dividends. They call our system blackmail, but it ain't. A blinkiimller asks for something for noth ing, and he's bound te get caught sooner or later. We offer spot cash for all the things we steal, and that baffles the law. And we're net the only people In Londen, or In England, or in the world, who nre pulling bargains by scar ing the fellow we buy from. It is done every day In Londen ; it is done every day by the trusts that control tht little shops In the suburbs; it is done even by the big proprietary companies that tell a miserable little tradesman that, if he doesn't step selling one article, they won't supply him with theirs. Living, I'inte, is preying. The only mistake a creek ever makes is when he gees outside of his legitimate Jjjj1 ness nnd lets some etlicr censldera- tien than the piling up of money In fluence him." "Hew de you menn?" asked I'inte wearll.v. He hnted the colene when lie . .. ,,, , . i ,.. was ill iii ceiiiiiiiiiiiiiuivr uioei 01 iuh. Well," said the colon shouldn't have been se keen .- Mais e White If It had "j veu were fend of her nnd wanted her i "But jeu sold you were afraid of her blabbing, Yeu don't put the blame onto me," said the indignant Pinte, 1 KtLr wasj normal and necessary that the dis turbing heyday of love should debcend te afternoon, te twilight " "Se thnt's It!" lift' interrupted sud denly. "You've never gotten ever thnt une little scene n mere Incident!" Oh, I remember. I've been thinking back a geed deal here lately," he went en rather thickly. "Yeu went off en a visit te your mother's then, nnd when you cnine bark, the change had come that was the time. You'd assumed this lingular and unwifely attitude. This unfair " "What adjectives, my dear Herace! Was it unwifely or unfair te learn the lessen my own husband set me?" "Thai's mere flippancy you know knew it Is! Loek here I wish te knew. Did you then or have jeu at any time since come te take an interest In In somebody olse?" She looked up through the black leaves toward the moon, nn odd tumult in her breast, nnd laughed n little. "Your questions astound me, "of eeuri-e. And I'd supposed thnt even a wife was entitled te some privacy. Itcmember, Herace, I've never ques tioned you, though all the world hns known when you've looked ever the fence. But the breeze is freshening, nnd I've detained you long enough. New I'll dress, wnltlng In the cabin " "Net se fast, net se fnht!" said her "I was. nnd I wasn't," said the colenl, "I think I almost persuaded myself that the girl was a danger. Of course, she isn't. Even Solemon White wasn't a danger." lie stepped dead, and, speaking siewiy nnu pointing ins words with a huge forefinger en the ether's chest, he said; "Bear this fact in mind, Pinte, that I nave no malice against Miss white, nnd I don't think thnt she can harm me. As far ns I'm concerned. I will never hurt n hair of her head or de her the slightest harm. I believe thnt she has nothing against me, and I give orders te anybody who's connected with me in fact, te any of my business associates that that girl Is net te be Interfered with." Slowly, emphatically, every word emphasized, the colonel spoke; but I'inte did net smile. He had seen the colonel In this gentle mood before, nnd he knew that Malsie White was deemed, Pinte Gees North Had Pinte been a- psychologist, which he was net, he might have been struck by the unusual reference en the part of the colonel te the funds of the gang. It was a subject te which the colonel very seldom referred, and It was certainly one which he did net empha size. The truth was that the colonel's investigations Inte his own private nffnlrs had net been as satisfactory as he had hoped would be the case. He wbh In the habit of ndvnncing money, nnd the gnng owed him a con siderable sum, money which had been advanced for the pursuit of various enterprises. Te draw from the money would lenve the gang funds sadly de pleted. Yet he could net afford te draw upon It nt n moment when they were nil en edge. Net only were the two principal subordinates in the condition of mind which led Ihein te jump nt every knock and start at every shadow, but he had been receiving urgent mes sages from nil parts of the country from the ether men. and he had determined upon a step which he had net taken for three years a meeting of the full "beard" of his lawless organization. I That night summonses went forth calling his "business associates" te an "extraordinary general meeting of the North European Smelter Syndicate." This was one of the companies which he operated, and the existence of which was justified by n smnll smcltiiiir works In the north of Kiigluud, and owed its lnternaueiiai cnaracier te llie lact tlint i' mood of his. nan a nranrn werus in Sweden, its ncl slevvlv ! ! 'urnever was small, its list of stock .en te 'i'iIi.. holders wns select. A summons te a n't been thai nt'ra wU"K ( "i" North European l ,,n Yl Smelter Syndicate meant that nffnlrs of I I, ml n lrn,,M, ...n.,u l U, ..,!., 1... .......... .....ur. m ijnuini, im the gang were critical, and in this spirit the call was obeyed. Te be continued Monday Copyright, JcClur Newspaper Bytdieats husband, blocking her way. "We've started a conversation we'll finish It new! " "Oh, pardon me, I thought syeu had finished." "Ne, I've net finished 1 Laurel; I wish te knew plainly: Are you trying te say, by all this that jeu no longer lore me?" "Oh 1 Really 1 I'm afraid I've never thought te ask myself such a Question." "Ask yourself new. I Insist It Is ray right." Her merriment died. "I am. And, Herace," she said, re garding him duskily "honestly I don't knew he answer." Tet In that moment exactly she seemed te herself te have the answer. Yes, something had gene out of her, aew and forever. Funny, but you couldn't crack nnd make ever your na ture for nothing. "Oh, you don't knewl" he said darkly. "Well, the time's come for you te find out! " "Why? What'e your Interest In the ancient point? Haven't I the best authority for saying that love wasn't meant " "That's enough of that! I won't have this attitude any longer. Plenty of time and kisses, tee, it seems for every whlppersnapplng nincompoop nothing nt all for the man you mar ried " "But, my dear Herace, I can't turn myself en and off like a het-water faucet 1 And the nincompoops never taught me) that the heyday of ro mance " "Step provoking me this wayl " "Willingly. Geed-by! But indeed' you mustn't think of me ns a stranger, Herace. I assure you I'll always think of you as among my very best friends." His dim fa co became flooded with color. "You're my wife, de you understand that my wife!" "Wife Is a relative term,"- she said a little faintly, again seeking te pass him. "But I'll leave you new," "I'm damned if you will," said the man, in a terrific voice. And, his dignity broken altogether, he seized her furiously in bis arms. fTIHE violence of that embrace aston asten " islied her. Still mere surprising, perhaps, was the wave of resistance, of lnstlnctlve repulsion even, that swept through her. She succeeded in extricating herself nnd backing away rapidly, shaken and angry, vigorously rubbed with the palm of her hand thecheck her husband's lips had ust grazedT Still, her fixed smile mocked him. "Don't you think, all things consid ered, that's quite a liberty? " He lunged for her, saying gutturally : "I'll show you a liberty! Ged! Yeu forget yourself you need te be taught " "Ne! Positively you den'l knew me well enough for this. Please. Yeu brute!" She managed again, though with dif ficulty, te free herself from these yielent clutching arms. Her light airs were gene. She had thought just new that if Herace touched her she might actually hate him. It had net occurred te her that she would fenr him, yet se it was. New as he came after ner again, mus cularly potent and altogether willful, panic, suddenly nnd unncceuntnbly, took possession of her. Without hnvlng planned anything of the sort, she wheel ed abruptly in her tracks and lied away from him. If thnt was a confession of weakness, unluckily it did net settle her diffi culty en the spot. With dismay she heard the large feet of Herace pounding after her down the path. She ran as for her life. It was a sight for the gods, no doubt. In the still midnight, beneath tjie se rene moon, In this lonely place, wildly and primitively beautiful, through the groves and among the crags sped vff.i slim, whltc-clad wife, dark hair flowing after; and hard behind, grunting and snorting, menacing, tee, chased the heavily built man, her husband. Dif ferent from the home life of the queen, indeed I On the open path his clumsiness was equalized. She looked back fearfully ever her shoulder; he was gaining en her, no doubt of that. Instantly she left the path, scrambling ever the rough boulders which flanked It here, plunging into the copses, If such they were, bounding away through the virgin weeds, sure-footed as a fawn. With a" wild bursting of foliage and cracking of boughs, Herace leaped nfter her. On the different terrain her su perior nlmbleness gave her the advan tage. The distance between them stead ily widened. Once she heard his hearse voice panting: "Step! I tell you, step!" New the strange thrill of the chase, the throbbing excitement of the quarry, bet her bleed afire. She thought, ''Pursue and love!" nnd, lnughlng frantically te herself, Hew the faster. And then, as she sped across a sweet, open space, a glade no deuht, pow dered with bright moonlight, slhe glanced back again, unwisely. Alas! her feet caught in a trailing vine and Uncommon Sense : Geed Opinion Must Be Earned y JOHN BLAKE "CYriQUKTTE Is really agreeable bo be bo hnvler. It is the means men have found of showing their respect for the Ideas and even the prejudices of ethers. It is necessary in order te earn geed opinion nnd geed opinion is necessary In order te make one's way in the world. Tnctful people usunlly observe eti quette naturally. THKY refrnln from doing anything te hurt ether people's feelings. They refrain from attacks en re ligion or race. They naturally de net iillude te any personal peculiarities these with whom they are talking pos sess, It is quite possible, however, for per fectly kind people, with perfectly geed Intention, te commit breaches of eti quette which make them uppear Ignorant or ridiculous In the eyes of ethers. These are people who ate really mak ing progress, wlie nre advancing from one station in life te another. the Series the Day she pitched te the sward. The tnii fortune, which wasn't rectified fin a ttt end, cost her her lead. Releasing h Self, rising dizzily, she found t!, ... suer almost upon her almost, but J ' quite. She Just eluded his fln; l' breathlessly dodging; she doubled m turned; nnd se In a moment, suddcnli J shfi found her fnf , - l. . .."' I path again, and, let just ahead wai tk. old landing and beyena open water She had forgotten the water m. welcomed the sight of it new. She quite spent and these resolute feet w, close behind. Flying ever the loot! beards, the harried wife dove elegit ...v ..s uutvu vi uiv JHKP That Herace would fellow her in thli ', maneuver had net occurred te her. H was an indifferent swimmer, una u. I sinus, as we knew, wns sensitive. NeTW having seen him angry before, however she had no doubt underestimated the force of his rages. In fact, the cenqu. ing male did net hesitate an Instant. His ponderous body, flying out fa! first, broke water hardly a second bthlad her own. Unhappily for her, the lake was rial, low here. A tall man could stand en the bottom and .Herace was tall. In fine, while she was still submerged, her feet was roughly seized; coming up, spluttering, she found herself effectually prisened. Thus the man, like Neptune with a mermaid, had his way. The stars leek cd down upon the odd conjugal carea. Upen the woman's lips, gasping and watery, the lips of Herace, just ai gasping, came waterlly down. Through her he'art hammered with a wild excite, ment, there was new he strength In htr. After an Instant her feeble strugglei ceased ; another instant and, marveleui. ly, resistance seemed no longer of any A importance, under tills masterful em brace the wife's will, her whole being, indeed, 6cemed all at encc, mysteriously,' te dissolve within her. "Yeu witch! I will adore you for. ever," panted Herace wetly. And then her bare dripping armi, lifting, went round his neck. TTNDER the impulse of his great love, , the days and the weeks that fol lowed became for the wedded pair like a new and richer honeymoon. Hr cluslveness faded ; her reticences and re serves, all the provocative withdraw als, learned after hew much tribula- J tien, came te seem net only superflu ous, but altogether unworthy. Since Herace gave se lavishly, hew Incon ceivably mcan-splrltcd te dele back te him with a thrifty and calculating hand! Willingly, young Laurel let herself go. The new bans brought their unex perienced blessing. New Ged wai ready, in the old phrase, te smile upon this union. There came another June and then another, nnd Laurel's first i child was six months old. Otherwise perhaps It would hardly have been bearable. She sat in her recrm near the screened open window, nursing her boy, whom she had no thought of weaning as yet. The sultry afternoon was quiet. Frem the piazza below floated up the vole of her husband, Idly exchanging domestic news with his nderlng toether, arrived the day before for her yearly visit; but she did net need that sound te maVs her remember his nearness. On the sand beside her lay a note from Heward Wltbcrcdge, who hnd lately "come Inte her life" again; she had just been thinking that nothing could be mere symbolical than thnt. Her name came vaguely wafting up te her. "Laurel's steutened," said her mother-in-law, rocking comfortably, though with a touch of asthma. "It's net un becoming te her. I think she has set tled somehow, Herace? She has gained in poise?" "Yes, she's matured very much since the baby came," said Herace, and yawned a little. "She Is charming still. And a mere exemplary and devoted wife I never saw. That pleases me se much. De you knew, my son," continued Mrs. Seymour suddenly, "two years age when I was here that spring I was rather nfrald she was drifting nway from you just a little?" "Really ! What an Idea ! Ne, I remember thut summer en the lake particularly," said Herace thought fully. "We had a wonderful time." "Oh, it's evident enough, that I was mlstnkcn!" said his mother archly. "She absolutely worships you, that! as clear as noonday." "Oh, yes," said Herace. There was a little silence. Down in the pasture-let, behind the barn, the buxom new dairy maid was climbing ever the stile. The Inss had a trio leg. Huvlng adjusted his glasses a lit" tie, Herace satisfied himself en that' Point, "In fact, if the dear creature hn fault at all," he finished indolently, "I'd say that she loves me a little tee well." CAivtl0h(, 1931. bu United Ferfturs SinidleaU, All rlM reserved, Itevroductien prenlMle THHY are centluually uneasy lest they de something that is "done," nnd their embarrassment usu ally gives rise te painful mlbtnkes. The young man who tnkes the trout"' te Inform himself as te peliteness-w cultivate geed manners, te behave w that ether people will find him age abre has a far better chance of, Kct" along than the youth who thinks tB anyway he cheeses te behave is the rig" way. , . Incidentally he will be far hnnpWi for, say what we please about pendence, our lives are always inuu enced by the opljilens of theso about ' THK lnwa of society hnve net been pnssed by any Legislature or PJ llnment ; they nre the outgrowth et nr turlcn of belinvier. But the pens'11" 1 visited en their vlolnters nre extremes unpiensant, Just the same. Te knew hew te act nntiirnlly J nu occasions at the table, in """M In the office or the ship is worth all "' trouble that It costs. m The well-inaniieied mnn Is nlwajs esteemed, and It is In the r-tecin ' world that repudiation nre written, they geed or bad. CepvrtgM. tti Wt' & -is?. 't-A- iffifm : - ,1'yjifltsidf! - '..s.