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The Washington herald. (Washington, D.C.) 1906-1939, May 23, 1909, Literary Magazine Section - Third Part, Image 28

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holped In cleaning cleaningup lonnlngII
up II > tho world That ThatIs ThatIs Thatis
Is your work It Is Istho Istho isthe
tho work o of ovory ovoryman overymnn ovoryman
man who has Colt Colttho foltthe feltthe
the sllmo splnahod splnahodupon B1 splnshodupon > 1aahcd 1aahcduDon
upon him You nro nrogoing nTOgoing arogoing
going to do this thisYou thisYou thisYou
You are going to toholp toholp tohelp
holp mo brand a ablaokonor n nbln01tenm ablackonor
blaokonor of earth ourthwith emthv1tb earthwith
with tho just pun pnnishmont punishment Il1nlahmont ¬
ishment of his own ownblackness ownblnclmo ownblackness
blackness blnclmo a Como CoinotDo ComeDo 1 1Do
Do you want to east ouaoyour Quaoyour eastyour
your heart at lost lostDo luatDo lustDo
Do you want to bo bowell bowell bewell
well paid for It Del Dtfyou Delyou Dvyou
you want to show showtho showtho showthe
tho world that thatwrong thntWlong thatwrong
wrong can bo Justly Justlynvongod justlyavonged justlyavenged
avenged avongedIt nvongodIf
If you can matte xnnhoino 111altome matteme
me euro If there theroIs
no mistake
You shall L Leuro bo bosuro beBeano
euro boyond any Then I hen Dr Hartley began the work for which all their tbai efforts had been preparation
of doubt
whatever You shall shallknow alln11Imow shallknow
know as woll as I know and you OU shall fool your youroolf yournett yourself
self driven by what you know as I am drlvon drlvonThen drlvonrhen irlvonThan
Then you will do this with mo as oagorly as I doit do doit cloit
it and with as hot a will to do It volt wollBartloys woIlDnrUeyn voltl3artlays
Bartloys eyes glittered with n devilish rage born bornot b9111of bornof
of long years of wild brooding and wild living Ho Horeached Horenched Horeached
reached a a hand across tho table and so without a aword LLword aword
word they took tho pledge tojothor to Jother othor Half Hnl an hour hourlater hourInter hourlater
later they wont out Into tho night tempter and andtempted un1te111pted andtempted
tempted the outcast with tho old wrong wrOI1 still allvo allvoIn alivein allvoin
In him and tho child of fortune with wi h tho now Injury Injurygoading Injurygondlng injurygoading
goading him to madness Across tho gulf of alien alienexperiences allancX aliortexperiences
experiences cX > Ollcncos nnd alien life they wore drawn to together tocether toBother ¬
Bother In a 0 strange fellowship such as might pass passInto passInto passinto
Into nothingness In a week or a month but that thatwhile thatwhile thatwhile
while It endured knit them together through the thestrongest thestrongest thestrongest
strongest passions that either of them knew knewTHE ImewT knewT
THE T HE thing that ho should do had grown pail pailshaped an nnial1nped 1 1shaped
shaped Itself In Randolphs 1tandoll > la mind with such ueh sure surofloss sureness amQneBa
ness through so long n time that now that ho hail hailfound hatlfound hadfound
found his Instrument there was little more to do dothan dothnn dotitan
than use It Tho simplicity and ease of It nil gave gavehim gnveh1m gavehim
him a fierce delight that took off somewhat from fromthe fromtho fromthe
the sting 9t1n of that defeat of life that had b had d so long longboon longbeen longbeen
been his most poignant fooling Two days after aftertho nctortho afterthe
tho supper at tho cafe to which ho had taken Bart Bartley Bmttey Barti
i toy he asked him to dine with him at tho house housennd housand housuand
and meet Mrs Randolph Tho transformation that thatBartloy tllntDnrtley thatDnrtloy
Bartloy wrought In his personal pelsonnlllplOU1Unce appearance through throughtho thlOughtho throughthe
tho helpful helI > ful agency of some contributions from Ran Randolphs Rnndol1 Randolphs ¬
dolphs dol1 > 1la purse was quite remarkable Ho was now nowDr nowDr nowDr
Dr Bartley nnd quite conceivably conr lvnbly a practitioner rncUUono1 on onJoying onjoying eujoying
Joying a 0 largo practice among people of the bout boutsort bOMtBart boatsort
sort sortTho
Tho relations of their life wore such that Mrs MrsRandolph MrsRnndoll MrsRandolph
Randolph > h accepted her husbands plans however howeversuddenly bOWOV01Buddenly howeversuddenly
suddenly announced with composure and so tonight to tQlonlsht tonight ¬
night she seemed not surprised In being told that thatho thntho thatho
ho was wa to take the train at midnight for a trip tripwith tripwIth tripwith
with this stranger that would keep > them away from tromhomo fronthome frombarno
homo two weeks weekaIt weolmIt weeksIt
It was on the second evening after Ills supposed supposeddeparture supposccldepnrture supposed supposeddeparture
departure that through a passageway IC1SSR owny that ho had hadsecretly hndsecretly hadsecretly
secretly cut from a room In the adjoining house housjwhoso hOUBJwhose housewhose
whose walls were also the walls of his own house houseexcept houseexcept houseoccept
except that they extended a 0 story higher he Intro Introduced Jntroducol1 introducod ¬
duced Bartloy Into that hiding placo ovor Mrs MrsRandolphs 1flBRnndolphn lrsfandoiphs
Randolphs chamber that ho hud built with his own ownhands ownImnds ownhands
hands during u 1 recent absence of hors Thoro ha hahad hebad hohad
had hoard himself hlm oIr made mockery mockor of and there thereBartley thoroBartloy thereBartley
Bartley would hear his name tossed about lightly lightlyas
as that of a fool and a wittol It was a blttor blttorthing blttorthing bitterthing
thing so to expose his shame but when in the Into latosllonco Intosl1enco lateellonco
sllonco of the night Bartloy ovor a u trablo thickness thicknessof thlclm08of
of carpets carp eta crept back to him with his ayes blazing blazingho blmtn blazingho
ho felt that tho deepest agony of It all was passing passinginto pusalnginto passinginto
into atonement atonementobservation atonomontIT atonementIT
IT was through the clrcum circumstance tnnoo of this nightly nightlyobsorvnUon nightlyobservation
observation of them from this plaoo of conceal concealment conoonlI concealment
I ment above liar chamber that Randolph learned ot ottheir orij ofy
ij y their purpose to go away together before his re return 10turn roturn ¬
turn That was wn > > at once his cue and on tho even evening evoning evening ¬
ing of their th 0 Il Intondod departure ho and Bartloy Bartloymet Bnrtloymot Bnrtioymet
met Digby in front of the door of the house ut utwhich utwhioh atwhich
which they had made their th 0 11 rendezvous tho house lousebefore housebefore 11011aoboforo
before which they had soon him pass Jl sa night by bynight bynlgbt bynight
night and in his surprise they were persuasively persuasivelydrow pOlSl1nslv01ydrew persuasivelydrew
drew him In Without his realizing 10nllzJu go it through an anexcessive auCXCCB anexcessive
CXCCB excessive lvo sensibility to tho fumes of nitrous oxide oxideot oddoot oxideof
ot which Randolph had long known in him they theyquickly thoyqulolc1y theyqulcicly
quickly brought him under their control cout ol Than ThanBartloy ThanBartley ThouBartley
Bartley began tho work for which all heir f 1011 efforts effortshad offortblld effortshad
had boon tho preparation His was a 0 skillful s1 111tul hand handand handnnd handand
and when ho had finished there stood out Indelibly Indeliblyon
on DIgby0 forohond tho throe words liar adulter adulterer ¬
er a libertine Thou thoy lot him recover himself himselfonce hhnseltonco himselfonce
once more and when ho had returned to conscious conaclouI consciousii
I ii
noss Burtloy was standing over him in the attitude attitudeof
of ono who had boon anxiously watching him for forsigns rordgun forsigns
signs of tho ronowal of life Randolph did not care careto CIUOto cureto
to have him bollovo that ho hud boon takon sick sickbut Rlolcbut stoicbut
but it was Immediately more comfortable to have havohim hnvehim havehim
him accept that assumption ns a gloss ovor tho thosituation thoslluatlon thesituation
situation like that which had so far spread a veil veilof vollof veilof
of apparent security and mutual confidence con donao over overtho ovurtho overthe
tho relations between himself and his wlfo wlfoDo wlfoDo wifeDo
Do you feel bettor Randolph asked him In tho thoprotonco thepretence
pretence 1 > rntonco of deep concern concernI
I at least begin to have some feeling Dlgby Dlgbysaid Dlgb Dlgbsaid Digbysaid
said doubtfully What but has boon tho matter IDIttor with withme withm07 withme
me m07
Just a little faintness Dr Bartley has tins boon boontaking boontn1t1llg boontaking
taking cure of you and I have mvo had a n carriage carriagecalled cl11rlagocaned carriagecalled
called Shall wo put you Into it or will you wait waithero walthoro waithero
hero a little longer longerYes 1011gor7Yoa longerYes
Yes I will take tho cab ho said nnd with thin tnotwo Ulotwo thintvo
two of them supporting him on either side lie liewent 110wont liewont
wont out to tho carriage calrlf o while Randolph apolo apologized npoloal2ed apologlzed ¬
gized for not being able to go with him Ho had hadboon hudbeon hindboon
boon called calle 11 back to tho city unexpectedly he told toldhim talchim toldhim
him and ho and Bartley had an engagement that thatdemanded thntdemanded thatdemanded
demanded their immediate attendance Ho might mightcull mightcnn mightcnll
cull some one he suggested sUJge tod but Digby protested protestedquickly proteutotlqulcltly protestedqulclcly
quickly that It was needless that ho was now quite quiteable quiteable qultonbte
able to tako care of himself Then Randolph Randolphclosed Randolphclosed > h hclosed
closed tho door upon him after having asked him himwhothor himwhothor hintwhether
whothor he would bo drlvon Avon homo Tho question questionwas quostlonwns questionwas
was immaterial because he had already given in instructions instructions Instruetlons ¬
structions to tho driver to take him to tho North Northwostorn Northwostern Northwostorn
wostorn passenger station Then ItS s tho two man manwont mOllwent luauwent
went down the th street and Diffby was drivon off an another Inothor another ¬
other carriage como up before Randolphs own owndoor owndoor owndoor
door Tho ho driver of this had instructions htst uctiouis to go to tothe tothe tothe
the Northwestern station also and ho told MrsRandolph Mrs MrsRandolph MrsRanc1oll
Randolph Ranc1oll > h that ho had boon sent by Dlgby Tho Thopanic Iliopanic lholnic
panic of fear into which tho woman hail U fallen by byronson by11BOn bynt80n
ronson 11BOn of her lovers oors delay was so quieted and her herhusband horhll herhusband
hll husband band saw nor liar got into the carriage and follow
Continued from runt m page 3
But dear 1 Llflton to him I Hadnt 1 I hotter hottersend bOttOlBond bettorsend
send for tine th doctor doctorOf doctorOf loctolOf
Of courso not rebuked umumma mamnm The ideal idealHos 1 IdealIIos < 10111 10111Hos
Hos nil right All babies have to ory about HO HOmuch 110much somech
much Thats thnt how they make their lungs grow growIndeed l1owIndood growIndeed
Indeed 1 Humpht How did she ho know I Like Likeas 14110ns Likeas
as not there was a pin Jln sticking Uckln into him an Inch Inchor Incttor Inchor
or so However you had learned not to Inter Interfere Int1foro intorfore ¬
fore too frequently had exposed your ignoranceLater ignorance ignoranceLater Ignorul1ooLa
Later La tor having become won wonted tod to his lusty outbroalcs out outbronks oulInolles
bronks you gloried in them as indicating strength strengthAh strongthAlI stongtitAim
Ah the mighty cheat that ho hI was wa ncqulrlugt ncqulrlugtWhat nOC1ulrlllglWhnt aoquiringWhat
What n guard or fullback ho would make makolIt makeIt I IIt
It was of tho utmost Importance that his on ouroar onroar
roar bo decided docl < 1ol upon oarly Moments wara pre precious proolous IQ IQclaus ¬
claus In case that ho did not select to bo pros prosidont 1101Idont prosidont
idont and you woro not sure you and mamma mammntli mnmmaUHt mammathat
tli that at this position l > oHlt1on was desirable save ns a vindi vindication vJndlontlon vindication ¬
cation of his Intrinsic fitness ltno s on tho matter of ofhis othls ofhis
his vocation in tho world you and she wore dlvld dlvldoil dlvhlod
oil as much as you and Mho linked by this thl com common common comtnon ¬
mon nay very uncommon interest could bo boMammn boo booMamma beMamma
Mamma somewhat loaned toward the th church churchwhich ohmohw1lch churchwhich
which would bo a bishopric nnd you somewhat somewhatfavored aomowhatfn somewhatfavored
favored fn vorocl tho army Imy which would bo a u generalship generalshipWomanlike gonornhdllpVomllnlllw generalshipWomnannlilco
Womanlike Mary was for tho mild and pcmoo potcoyou pcmooyou pooooyou
you manlike wore for tho assertive and war Shoinclined Sho Shoinclined ShoInol1nod
inclined to the spiritual you to tho physical ph tidcnl But Butupon Dutl1pon Butupon
upon ono thing especially you yourself wore wel firm firmyour firmyonI lhrunyour
your boy never should follow in your footsteps footstepsfor foot8to18for footstepsfor
for of all vocations yours was tho worst worstMamma I IMamma 1Mamma
Mamma oven gently deprecated your essays
on after tho othor that ho had just dismissed dismissedA dlsmluQQAr hernias d dA1
Ar A T ono on and Iul of tho Northwestern wuitii waiting w lttng i r0pm r0pmthoro QOU1 QOU1thoro gunithore
thoro wan a n restaurant with tables mo moarranged suarranged 0 I Imlangotl
arranged that It was possible osolblo for ono auto to tobo toho 1 1bo
bo very much concealed there while still stillIn stillIn i iin
In some situations having tho outer roomunder room Iroonttutdor J
under 111 < 101 a U very complete oOJU > loto survoy Horo Iran Rnridolph Irandolph I
dolph placed < 1 hlniBolf hl iaolf in anticipation of their coin coining coining ¬ I I Ilng
ing having hud an advantage of them in the rlfl0 rlfl0in riU9In 1 1In
in that ho had known how quickly It mu must t bo bomade bQmudo borondo
made and had urged his driver on So It was thai thaiwhen thnti 1 M Mwliout
when Mrs Randolph came into tho station ho saw sawher saWher
her and gloated ovor the troubled confusion with withwhich withwhich I Iwhich
which sho looked about for Dlgby DlgbyIf f
If Diuby shouldnt a110ul < lnt como Bartloy had Just saill snlddwhen saillwhen I Iwhon
when Randolph looked up and saw tho once hand handsome handsome ¬
some fnco of hitS vlotlm at tho door It was lute lutetho huethe Ii
tho stroke of n l knlfo to watch tho woman whom whomho whomho whomtlie
ho had once called his wire recognise him nt title thbName titlesauna I Iunmo
Name inomont and rush 1u h across tho room to moot moothim meritltitn I Ihim
him There was compensation for him however howovoralmost howeveralmost t II
almost before the two had round timo for the otf otfchange 0 0lmulo oehango
change < at a simple greeting together Then that thatblack thntblnctt thatblack
black disfiguration of his forehead through whiled whlplitho whlO1tho whiledthe
tho world could look into the blackness of his lift llfpcaught lIC lICcaught liftcaaghit
caught her oyo nnd Bho broke out Into a cry of toi toiror to ter terror
ror 01 Others too saw now tho fearful mark null niiXthoy nl1tlthey nullthey
they began to gather about thorn curious > > moolt mooltIng mooltlng mooltlug
lug menacing so that the womans shrinking wan wanpalpably WUpa1nnbly wtspalpably
palpably made a burning torture of humiliation humiliationThoy hum1l1ntlonThoy huntlliationThey
Thoy understand something > > now Randolph Randolphsaid Randolphsaid I Isaid
said through tooth that lot the words escape like likftJots 11lt 11ltjots likejots
Jots of fire from n battery battoryYes bntto1yYos1I batteryYos
Yes Yos1I Bartloy agreed ng1oo < 1 but ho Is going to tho tholavatory tholavntory thelavatory
lavatory now to try and wash It off It will bo a along u aimig I I1011g
long time if sho waits hero for him to do that and andoomo nullcomo andcome
como back backHo backH0 I t tItHo
ItHo Ho will never como back Randolph declared declaredwatching doolarodwatching declaredwatching
watching Dlgbys rotr retry itlng figure and his wifo wifodumb wUQdUlUb wifes wifeslamb
dumb despair as she dropped drol > od into ono of tho soutH soatftto soutHto somt s sto
to wait It was a fiendish thing but ho had a meta nwftthrill 111t1lthr11l metathrill
thrill of exultation in Booing tho iron that hud en entered untored ontorod ¬
tered Into his soul piercing hors now In turn turnThis turnThis turnThis
This is tho last that she will over soo of him tho tholast thelast i iInot
last that you or I will over BOO of him I know knowtho Imowtho knowthe
tho man and I know tho pride l > rhlo in that foolish foolishbeauty foollgpbeauty tooltfH1bonuty
beauty of his that has made mn o him him conscious of what whatever whtrOV01 whatover ¬
ever slightest interest in him any woman ovor felt feltFrom foltFrom feltFrom
From this day and from this hour ho will haunt hauntonly hauntonly 1Iuntonly
only the alloys nllo s of tho world in the dark dark of tho thonight thonight tironight
night the foul and fearful places where ugliness uglinaasbattens uglinessbattens 11g11n089bnttous
battens on decay docn and death until BOIUO day ho will willstmnblo willBtumble vlllstumble
stumble into the misery ml ory of holl with the revolver revolverof rOVOIV < ll llot
of a suicide in his hand Lot him go Lot him himwrithe 111mvlJtho hintwrithe
writhe hike a 0 snako In tho gutter where such bo botitil batlnl ban bantial
titil things bOlong Lot him go goHo KOHo goIle
Ho looked at Mrs Randolph again and Haw h bar bardittlng htr htrIltting r reitting
dittlng thoro with a faco urea of dumb agony HO terrible torrlhlothat talrlb1othat terriblethat
that It would have I VO touched tho pity of any aveng avenging n avoutglug vong ¬ i ilug
lug madness loss IOK than the th moat bitterly Implno Implnoablo Impll1onblo implnoable
able Ho only smiled In the tlu final satisfaction of ofa orfL ofa
a deed 100 accomplished ho drew row from his pocket the thellttlo tll tllI1ltlo m mlittle
little bag that Uartloy had boon tontptod torn t01l11 plod > locl with b bforo be befOlO beforo
foro nnd carefully counted out to him the five hun hundred hundred bunlrocl ¬
dred dollars in gold 1101 < 1 Then with another glance at atMrs ntMrs atMrs
Mrs Randolph ho rose almost gaily ns if out oC oCtho o otho oCtime
tho burden and toll of a long endeavor el1dol Val ho had conic oomoto eomoto conicto
to the th renewal of a 1 happy ponce poacoCome PBLCUComo ponceComo
Como ho snid It has boon woll done and it itIs it itla itis
Is all done I thank you from rom my m heart beyond beyondany boonl boonlIlny boyondany
any payment I cnn mnko Lot us go and forgot it itIt itIt ItIt
It is our place to forgot Thoro are others who whowill whow111 whowill
will bo busy remembering rom om boring for a long time I
to Inclto him to box boxnlthoush although ho onjoyod It as asmuch n8much asmuch
much as you ou and ho certainly was developing a acorking ncorking aoorldng
corking loft For ior you wanted him to know how howto howto howto
to swim and to box and to ride and shoot nnd nnddo nnddo anddo
do nIl othor manly accomplishment and you youcould youcould youcould
could not wait Ho should go to propnrntory propnrntoryschool 1UOr1uuloryIch001 propnratoryschool
school the best ba t In tho land and to collage tho thobost thobust thebast
bust In tho land nnd having boon equipped then thenho thonho thenho
ho should engage in the battle of life relying upon uponhimsolf 111011himselfas 11onhlmsoIra
himsolf hlmsoIra as you had dono Of course co uno ho should shouldmarry shouldmnll ha hamarrycould
marry mnll marrycould could n girl 111 worthy of him bo found foundYou foundYou foundYou
You and Mary talked those things over she shebravely ho hobravely 10brnvoly
bravely accepting tho inevitable yet shrinking at athaving atmvlng athaving
having him HO soon diverge away into tho world worldspace worldspnco I Ispaoo
space was wn BO short and ho was forging ahead aheadHO aheadso I
HO rapidly Behold already nI1oud he h ltd hud a tooth toothSmiths toothSmlthR tootleSmiths
Smiths baby did not have a first tooth until fully fullya
a week farther in oxistoncoAli existence existenceAh oxlltoncoAh
Ah tho perfection > or1oclon of him in his sweetness Bwo tnolS and andnownoBs nn1nownossl nun I Inewness
newness nownossl Sometimes Som thnoa It occurred to you ou how howcruol howc1uol howcruel
cruel to him must bo 1 tho inarch of days daysho ho was wasnow W Wnow wnitnow
now sa unmarked and innocent Eventually those thoMQpudgy thollalmdgy thosepudgy
pudgy tender hands must bo hard nnd calloused callouuodHcrntchod OallOUHQd1J0rntchocl callousedmieratchod
Hcrntchod and scarred that skin of exquisite fine fineness flumefloss ¬
ness must bo roughonod by weather and lined linedby Ihl0lby linedby
by knowledge lmowlo go hartl hartfbought bonght tho body organism at atproaont ntpreflont atprosont
proaont exactly as naturo had intondod automatic automaticerrorless nutomatlcerrorless I
errorless 011011 ana would bo subverted and Impaired ImpairedTho hnpllirodrho ImpairedThe
The down must bo rubbed from tho butterflys butterflyswing buttorflywins buttorhlyBwing
wing tho blooni from from tho poach twas tho oxac exaction oxaclion oxacLion ¬
lion irrevocable of lifo welllived But lot tho thosoul thosoul thesoul
soul of him brt bri ovor as now In tho beginning boglnnlngfor boglnnlngforthis for forthis
this could you hopefully pray

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