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THE DURHAM EEC0RDER.
. :WaIt. Concrnl.,, We'll finish the story after awhile." she Inti-rniptttl. . Milling upilorstniMllnirly nt Kirhy. r "But I tell yrm he clliiilii'd lii (lie window."'; iKTSinted. the excited loy. "I pave him AnnloteV hat.'' Klrby, h! eyes hi III on the jfl.-l, bow d with courteous li.rimilitv. . "it Is entirely true, madam," he said .lightly. . L'h happily It Isn't a story ut all. 'I have not the honor to he here by tippolntment. as you evidently ln for. Out simply by nnldent by virtue of the only open window In the street." "And "he doesn't know yet whether lie's going to bo the good prince r the kid prince." triumphantly added the Onerul, proudly eying his hero. Adelo drew back, frlshteued. mi nerved, her hand creeping to the door knob. "It It Is n mistake." sho breath- cd. wlilo eyed wltb sudden fear. "You arc n stranger" Tlenw don't be nfrald of my twins t'ae bad prince." smiled Klrby in his. most reassuring and light liearted manner. "If you will permit me. nmd a in. t take this bnt, 1 will vautsli as I Intended"-' There aro men watehlng the strwts." she said steadily, holding him with her eyes. "I saw them from my window. 1 Iti It that?" All fear had vanished, nnd In her voice tliere was but apparent 4 con cern for him, the stranger and Inter loper. '-;. lie' nodded and turned to the listen lug child. "General, do you want to be my trusty friend once more? Uood". Then do Jof t what you did before out there on the balcony." When the child, wltb eager alacrity, had obejed. Klrby added in an earnest and steady voice: I don't know whether or not you can believe a stranger onis bare word, but I'll try. Last night I heard that the worst scoundrel 1 know was In New Orleans. I met him at sunrise this morning at the oaks. 1 nem alone, and he cam alone. It was a fair meeting. We fired together; he missed, but I didn't, so 1 had the good luck to come away. Ten minutes Inter they tried to arrest me for murder. 1 gut away, but I didn't have a long start. When I turned Into this street I beard them coming from both direc tions. There was only one chance to get out of sight the open window of a strange boune. I took It and." be finished with a faint smile, "that's where I am." She was silent Then. "But you ssld It was a fair meeting. Why, then, should they" "I can't prov It was fair." he Inter miited grimly, PI left him lying with bis pistol lit his band, but it wasn't ther when they found him. They 0 v T lii rrri W V M I I I I Li yr-ki. -w-ii mm .'iini') APttE MitW HACK. rUIOIITr.NEf, IX MUVEU. think I shot down an unarmed man lirause they found no, weapon upon blm." "Von mean It was stolef T site askeil wnnderlngly. He smiled, shaking Lis bead. ' N romraon thief would have dared to. Wlmever did It must bate me wor than did the dead man. Mealing that pistol finishes tne if 1 don't get away. That's all. and all I tun say. If you can't believe uie." be added quietly. "tbire' only one thing for yon t d go to that wiudow and rail lUimv men In here for me. Hut If you tan believe ine-will. permit me to tike this bat." There was a pause, during wbit li they looked cacti other In the eye, lie rulmly waiting for her decision, she a calmly estimating hi 111. Theu she quietly left the room. ukk)y return ing with a black felt planter's liitt. - "Take this Instead." sbe said evenly. tendering It. "It Is my brother's." . Thanking her. lie turned to g. I'.tit now she was at the window, ami after one hurried glance site confronted liiiu with white, drawn face and eager, re straining band. "Do you know they are atlll there. watching!" she cried. "How cruel to hunt a man down like that! You will never be able to get by I hem. They will kill you." "If I start they'll know somelsHly tried to get by," be returned lightly, "and they'll probably finish me one way or the other. This way doesn't Involve nny legal procrastinations. Thst's wny 1 prefer It." "Don't try It, please don't." she whispered, pushing back her heavy hair. "1 cannot let you make the at tempt. It Is suicide:" "Why, that's about all that's left lo me to make a good try," ho smiled. Then, suddenly serious and diffident. lie added; "May I tell you something IVrlmps the circumstances might ex cuse It If It sounds ovcrtsild for a ntrnngcr to say. Itut It Is something mighty precious that the Inst thlug 1 heard before going out to make my try was the voice of a merciful lady flteaklng . JinoMfc , to. . ftud, tnort precious still, somehow, that It was you. 1 only vilsli 1 was going to have a chance tu remember It' longer," "It isn't kindness," she returned sim ply. "1 know that yon told mo tlio truth. I believe you are' an honorable gentleman wrongly in great danger. 1 I have suffered so much myself that It is enough for me to know about you Listen! Would It be safe for you to coss from our front door -to a car riage?" Don't try to do anything for ran thnt"- ' 1 "If It were a closed traveling carriage-Just by tho door?" she persisted steadily. "My story is true, and you have be lieved It somehow, lint nobody else would." he said grimly, "('lease do not try to do anything for me. 1 don't know your family, but I'm mighty cer tain that they'd turn me over to" "You really must permit me to do as I think best." she Interrupted, with nn Imperious little gesture softened by her eyes. "We must make the best plan possible under the circumstances. It Is out of the, question for you to boldly leave the house, and that set tles It.x I couldn't let you make the at tempt If you were my worst enemy. Now, I will see that the Ceneral prom ises to keVp entirely secret the method of yinir entrance anil on' no account to mention the word "escape." I know he will promise faithfully,-and we can rely, ui'ou Jt. Mem while we must think of some plan. There must sure ly be some way" She stopped aud assumed an unconcerned expression as i'oulette. mie of the servants, entered. The French mulatto hesitated and then, pointing straight at Klrby. in quired. "nall I take the colonel gen tleman's trtuinnte!iu to the carriage?" Adele turned, sudden inspiration in her eyes. "Yes. yes!" she cried, breathless wlih excitement "And. i'oulette. tell them to lift tlte top and let the carriage be closed." The servant obeyed, picking up the late Colonel Jloreuu'a green imrtmau teau, and when she bad gone Mist Randall cried; "Now I know! Now I have found the way!" "But 1 don't understand." stammer ed Klrby. "I cannot permit you to Mr?;" r; . " ( ," i "ko, ma ham. rouiNKt, voiirif won'i CUAKUK BIS I'LA.NS AUAl.." make any effort nn my behalf. And. then, there Is your family" "Hush!" she w hlspereJ. "Here comet the family now." Klrby unconsciously startt-d. then drew himself up as the dr opened, disclosing Mme. Davc?ac, Ann I'lcy- d ll and Auatole Yeaudry. "Anatole," crbd Adcle as they paiiM-d. Bstonishi-d. "we must nk you to fclve u; jour scat in the carriage. You see. our frlciid has come, after all." t)ur friend?" echoed Mine. Davezae. coming eagerly forward. "What Is it osnlble? You inciiii. Adele, that tb'.s gentleman" "Yes." cried Adele, her eyes smolder ing wltb excitement, "yulte possible, as you see. Aunt Davwnc, Ml;;s ("ley dell, M. Anatole Veatidry, 1 wish to present-Colonel Morean. The itilo ncl'a plans have changciL lie rides wltb us to the plantation." "Ch blent Ih'llgtitful." pxclalined Mme. Daveue. while the others ix presstsl their astonihinetit and pleas ure "that Is." she addisl playfully, with an arch glance nt the psetido Jio reati. "If Colonel Moreau will not change his plans again." Accutomed to such astounding turns of fortune, Klihy quickly recotercd the comisisme shattentl liy the total ly unexiHHtvd and amazing Introduc tion of Adele. "No. madam." be re plied graveiy. Isiwlng to the still nr li ly smiling Mme. Ijver.ae, "Colonel Moreau won't change his plans again." And lu this unheralded manner, un der false colors w bleb had Is-en hoist ed by Hie protecting, merciful and Ig norant hand of one who had she known his Identity wiuld have been the last to act his savior, came Cameo Klrby to l house of his ene mies. CIIAI1KU VIII. HE Journey t the Randal! pSanlatloit, ocrtipylng a dav. markeil an fsh In K- gene Klrby' Hfe- fact of i,iii ffiim Its beetttloii he was en tlrely unconscious Without a single exception it was the first tlieo In fif teen years that he hl '' rl on a footing i t cpialliy-even lid-macy-with that high t)i"' f woiimn h.ssl to which his birth cntlt!.Hl him and which hnd ss-n forfelfed when h jhjjiylelded t-i the lure tt U'Q river and h "A v. L Vt 4 V. .! "I 1 'M the wiles of evil "companions. And, even though he did not forget that hie present standing had been won by grace -of a glrl'u ready' sympathy, the knowledge did not interfere "with a thorough enjoyment and appreciation of the iiiom..-iit. Under the lui'iresslou that they were entertaining Colonel Moreau,. benefac tor aud champion of the Uandall fan Uy. Miss I'leydell .and Mine. Ditvezac yielded the more readily lo Klrby'! charm of manner, while the General, cotisclou that he was acting In some mysterious way as the secret and trusty friend of his hairbreadth escnp hero, hung on the lutior's every word. indeed, a more Impregnable audience would have found their entertainer (Ir resistible, for Klrby put forth every effort to pleaue. his payment a laugh from Adele or a flush lu her pale cheek. Nor were his efforts prompted by ego ism, any longing for self exploitation: rather, in fact they were spontaneous. U tribute to the goddess Fortune, which had graciously associated him wltb a type of femininity which he had long ed to meet aud despaired of so doing. Thus, with Its four occupants in the happiest frame of mind and on the best of terms, the roomy, close topped carriage, its sleepy negro driver mo notonously clucking at the horses, jog ged plaejdly over the sunlit roads, while Anatole Veaudry. riding gloom ily behind, winced whenever he beard Allele's fresh nnd care free laughter It was an unwonted sound, and more than once he caught himself coin incit ing that it was us unwelcome. .Meanwhile Klrby a gooa angel if a professional gambler may be permit ted to own one was In another direc tion looking after his interests with unabated zeal, postponing his exposure aud consequently prolonging " his in timacy with the Itaudalls. It must be remembered that only Tom Itandall snd his cousin Aaron bad met Colonel Moreau, aud thus Kir by's exjxsure as an Impostor could only come from these two. The hot beaded, vengeful boy was still busy scouring New Oilcans for bis supposed enemy, and thus his presence nt the planta tion would be Indefinitely postponed until be bad either succeeded in track ing Klrby or had abandoned all hope of so doing. On the other hand, however, Aaron, heeding his cousin's wishes, had ac companied Croup to the plantation, whore he confidently expected to find Judge I'leydell, who bad preceded him thither; but. h-aming on his' arrival that the latter bud liitd. n over to bis plantation. Aaron i.'iimetlii.tely follow ed. it s !i;Mi;wneJ. however, tba: Judge rieydeil. H.ui;'!et!n.? Ins -rrnnd bad ret unu-J lo the I:, ndalis mid, tak lug a slw rt cut tin n;-ii a tun which connected the two estates, unwitting ly passed A:.rol. wlw h 'd followed tin highroad. Tlr.rs w!si ,K!r1y and the laie evea-.ialty srrivwi tr. old j. iiiri"ed by a juijkit rrnwg of a gro field hands and dos'.estie servants, was the niy one to welcome them. Standing on the steps of the wide veranda whiie she swung her lmnnet by It strings. Adele. snilllng aud flush ing by lurn. Ildly Introduced the pseudo Moreau to her family" old friend. "Colonel Mnnwn. this Is lrieed a haiT.v nnd propitious o-asin." wnrnf ly rep nded the Jmlje. while he sHiook Kirby by t!ie hand. ."And never In my life have I seen so tteligtitfnl atid wel come nn alteration as Is apparent In the health and spirits of the young mistress of this plantation. What Is the magi? secret to account for so great a change slne last evening?" "Ah, It wjts the r!Je!" demurely sng pestcd bis daughter, glancing from Adele to Klrby. "The rider echoed Mme. Davezac "Mais tion. k was that charming Colonel Moreau. I think he britgs the suu-hhie we have been waiting for so long." While the others, with the ex.-eption of the umody ni.d ibwixMidcnt M. Veau dry. entered the house. Adele, offerlns the evusi that 'she wished t see bet roses again, Moiigbt Bower basket fchd H-lssors aud. aecoiitpniiled by the In domltabltf Kirby. repaired to the gar den. Auatole wat hing them wltb broody, longing ej es. rren-ntly be Nvam aware that 1111 other wss as Inter. Med as Lliiise'.f, atid, tnruing. he found Croup at Ids elliow. The old serving man contin ued for srme time to silcutly scan Klrby'a retreating tluure. "Who yon say weie tl.it pei;aman' name. M.irse Anatole?" lie at length iuqtiiied. "t'oloiiel Moreau." abstractedly re plied M. Veaudry. "Ye, sell. Yes. sell." acWti.jwUsl.tsl Croup. "Hat's de name what he dotu Klvc. Yes. sell." Itut he was far from .itisfletl anil, siill shaking his head aud mumbling to himself, returned In doors. Certainly neither Klrby not CrotiH-itondiim servant and youthful master bud the htiiotest idea that, after a separation of so many years, they had finally met. Meanwhile Aaron Randall had re turned from his abortive inlsiiM only to learn that the eUndve Judge riey deil had again left, this time to ridt over to the sleamlsKit binding for vi peelm! letters. Itut Allele's elderly cons In was too excited to longer trubh himself concerning the 'Judge's errath liioveiiM'tits, for he had learned that Colonel Moreau had. afler all. nccom paniisl the ladles and was at that ver) hiomeiit with Adele In the parden. I TO ttt COSTtNCT.D. The Wiss Politician. "So yrai are stmljifg tclepaihyf "Yes." answered Senator forghiim; "my objei t in life has been to lind out Just w hat people arc thinking and then say It first Any reliable system wu!d simplify my Int)"" Immensely. -Washington Htar. English Puns.' If Mississippi wore Missouri's New Jersey, what did Delawnre? That is jto say. what was she Dresden? "Don't know," say you. "Alaska.? An! but will she tell you? 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