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"So I left, and the last look I
had of Mary O'Malley, she was
sitting there on the packing case,
with her hands clasped as if in
prayer, and her lips moving.
' "The next night I was walking
down an alley, "and a sack was
thrown over my head, and a rope
about my body, and I was ca'rried
into a houseand dumped on the
" 'Search hjm for a gat,' said a
voice I recognized as Denny Tro
"Swift hands went through my
pockets, an,d picked them clean.
" 'Look at his roll !' cried one.
" 'Put the roll back said Den
"'Aw, what good'll a -roll be
to a stiff, Denny. We need 'the
" 'Put it back, 1 tell you
Denny's vojce was hard and men
acing. 'We'll not touch any of
his dirty money
"I felt-my; bill roll 'being put
back in-my pocket.
"'Now, put him in that chair,
and beat it jjaid Denny's voice.
'The rest df this is. my funeral.'
"I heard feet shuffling ;to the
door,, and one voice,. laughing:
" 'Denny's funeral ! 'Tis mpre
likely to be the 'spotte'r's! An'
Denny wont . even pay the ex
penses "Then Denny's hands fumbled
about the cords that bound me.
When -I was all free, he jerked the
sack" from my head.
" 'Who are you who goes call
in on Mary O'Malley at night,
an' who knows so -much about
Denny, Jrogan's business!' he,
"He was bending over me.
His face was all twisted with
rage.and he held my own revolver
in hfs hand. I never realized what
an igy weapon my own revolvqr
" 'I went to see Mary O'Mal
ley as your friend, Denny Tro
gan I said.
" 'Cut that out he said. 'Who
"rOpep myvest, Denny, and
look inside I said, for that w.as
where I kept rny secret service
"Denny opened my vest, rqad'
the badge, then stared at nje in
" 'What for did you tip Mary,
off- that you were wise, and keep
me out of trouble, when you"hac
the goods on me?' he demanded.
" 'My orders' from Washington,
were to prevent trouble -I said,
'and they said nothing-about any
thing else , i :
"Denny stated at me .aain.
" 'I wonder if you're crazy he
said at last. 'Because if you're
not you're the queerest Dick I
ever run across; Don't ye like
to make arrests?''
Then, as-1 watched, I saw his
face change. The 'blood came .up
into it, and. it became splotchy
and evil to look at.
" 'Had Mary O'Malley any
thing to do with your feelings?'
he cried, and his voice was like
the grovA of a beast. .
' " T never saw Mary O'Malley
before last night I said, 'and I do
not expect to see her again unless -yon
invitejn&to jaee Mrs, Xxor