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SATURDAY, JI'I.Y 23, 1898
lue Mn ijjfl?Ef|!i By CHARLES W. HARWOOD, .Copyright. 1S9S. by the Author.] Kepler Paine had swung his chair around facing his guests, but bis hand still rest?-d affectionately on a copy of The Maxima, which lay open upon bis desk. There was an air of entire satis? faction on Paine's face. The Maxims was jnst ont that day. and it contained t story which ho had wi Ht eil a year be? fore, the first of his stories whioh that magazine had deigned to accept. k Hall was lying upon the lounge With a pipo in his month, and Prarie had jost entered the room. A thin faced, dark complexioned man was Prarie, al? ways cool, self possessed and critical. "With a quiet bnt friendly greeting he sat down and helped himself to a ciga? rette from Paine's box. Frarie wrote the book reviews for The Polygon. "I looked over yonr story in the ad? vance sheets," h^ remarked, blowing emt acloadof smoko. "1 gave you three There aro good points about that story. Paine. Your burglar is undenia? bly strong." "I should say soi" exclaimed Jack Hall. "I call 'John Navy's Confession' tbe best thing out this yearl" Hall was an artist, not a literary man. "Yes, there aro some things In it which are really bright, " Prarie admit? ted. "They have character. Ton to one yon picked them up somewhere, Pains-" "There is a story about that. Prarie. John Navy was an actual burglar whom I used to know whon I lived in Bolton." "I thought as much," said Prarie, with satisfaction. Hall sprang up and went to the table to shake out his pipo and refill it. "Ken, I've heard just enough about that old burglar to make me curious," ha said abruptly. "How did yon get ac? quainted with your interesting friend?" "Tell us about it if yon don't mind," added Prarie. "You may have heard of the Penni well bank robbery, which occurred about seven years ago," Paine began. "Tbe Navy gang made that break. Its leader, old John Navy, was the most auda? cious burglar of his day His -kill and boldness bad drawn around him a pick? ed lot of clever criminals, stanch men, all of thom, and adepts at their calling. "We in Maine had beard little about their operations until they visited the town of Penuiwell, a dozen miles from Bolton, and broke into the vault of its bank. They had secured moot of the money when au alarm was raised Md they were compelled to fly. All of them escaped exoept Navy. Laden as ho was With the bulk of tho spoils, he nearly eluded his pursuers by running to cov? er in the ravines of Colqnatr mountain. There, before he was brongbt to bay, he safely concealed his plunder, and to this day it has never been found. " "Of course a reward was offered," said Frarie. "Certainly. Tbe Pen ni well money is as seductive to the people of that vicin? ity as Captain Kidd's goldi aud ev* ii now they will not allow a stranger to go up ou the mountain side* alone. It was useless to question Navy. He was true to hisji- .-* long as he lived, and unusual pr<>< mUom were taken lo prevent his sending thurn any message.." "Bow did you oomu to kqow hiin'f"' "I used to do some charitable work at that time, especially in the Pelton pxison, whore be was cont.ned. " "Did yon reform any criminals?" Jack Hall skeptically inquired. "Come, Hall, let him alone," Frarie interposed. '' We want to hear about the burglar." '''I had been in and out for months be? fore I saw Navy, but at last thy warden gained confidence in my discretion, and after an explicit warning volunteered to take mo to tbe convict's cell. "'Navy ie a crafty old fellow,'he admonished nie. 'Don't repeat a word that he says. He will try to use you When you least suspoot it.' "We found the prisoner sitting by the door, with his grizzled bead resting ??ft wembd do me good to hewe thai p-uh Hahed," hi g?it_l. upon his hands. Weary, dogged endur? ance was graven in every lino of his face. He brightened upon our entrance, and with a slight twinkle of tbe eyes looked roe over humorously. By that one glance bo had probed roy inexperi? ence, and after the warden's departure he warily tested his conclusions, "'This is very kind,' he began smoothly. 'It is pleasant to meet, a gen? tleman of your cloth. I suppose you would like me to repent of my evil ?ways?' "I bod not thought of rt, * I answer? ed curtly. ' Would you prefer to see a clergyman?' "Navy turned quickly upon me. 'I thought you were one of thom !' be ex? claimed. " 'Not st all. I q&m_e here with mere V ly a human l'lt-i.-t ti. >i ""So ti ba waa rTfrj uninfrlj recovered his p "'Now. I call that kiud!' hs said, with a touch nf feel mt/ '.lust because I'm a human h#>i???? ti-itv b-m-lv and j seeds company 1 "?;_-; does roe good, ll I wasn't weering tb ese stripes, I'd offer ' you my band on that I' "Of coarse he made no motion to do ' so, but I promptly put out my band. "'Thank you!' he said, giving ita! firm clasp 'lt seems good to meet a gen- J Uenian again.' "'You have a few visitors?' I sug? gested. 1 ' You are the first outsider, except? ing tho Fenniwell people. There's the chaplain. He wants me to be sorry for my sins. Lord. I'm uo hypocrite!' he broke out scornfully. 'Cracking safes is j my profession, and if I was free I'd beat it again. I've talked some with tbe warden, bnt be hasn't a particle of sym? pathy with my feelings. He only shakes his head and says. "Ah, John, we ought to have caught you long ago!" Now, I call that a kind of wet blanket on a man's professional enthusiasm, don't you?' "I smiled and assented readily. He was such a fascinating old sinner. " 'So you aro driven beck upon your memories?' I remarked. " 'That's just it, aud comforting they are too. You would be surprised to kuow of tbe fortunes I've made. Well, every thing is gone now. and I'm laid on the shelf, but it's a great consolation to look back on a successful career. When I got blue sitting hero alone, I hark back to some time when I outwitted the officers,and it heartens me wonderfully.' "Then ho pnused a moment. 'I won? der if yon would bo interested to bear of such matters'.-' he asked doubtfully. " 'Indeed 1 would!' was my instant ?JO. 'Do you mind if I uso this? Sometimes I write stories for tbe maga? zines.' "Navy was interested at once. " 'How do you make out?' he asked critically. " 'Poorly enough so far.' ' " 'Lord!" What you need is life!' ho declared. 'Why, leonid give you stories to write until your bair is gray!' " 'Nothing could please me better,' said I. " 'Will you putin my own name?' be asked eagerly. " 'Certainly, if you wish me ta' "Navy seemed gratified. I well re? member the delightful animation with which he began a story of one of his earlier escapades. I wrote it out care? fully, and after that I often visited him, quite as much for my own advan? tage as for his. "Meanwhile my notes kept pace with his stories, and Navy showed the ut? most interest in them. That a mau of his stamp should be so concerned I laid to the killing monotony of prison life, but at last I discovered that be was brooding over some scheme which be was half ashamed to propose. One day I frankly inquired what was on his mind. " 'I've got t notion that I'd Hbo to write out one of my stories myself,' he ooufeased, with some diffidence. 'It's sll folly maybe, but it would do me good to try.' "It did seem droll, but bo was such a genial, open hearted -old fellow that it would have boen cruel not to humor bim On my next visit we carried out his project, and never had I seen bim so cheerful and happy as when he hand? ed mo his completed manuscript. " 'It would do me good to have that published,' ho said, smiling upon me with open kindliness. 'You may find mistakes in it, bot don't make any changes. Let it go, title and all, just as it is. Yon see, it is my own work!' "That was my last meeting with John Navy. I carried his story home and road it, bnt I saw that it would be quite useloss for publication unless some journal would take it as nowa Yet with all its faults there were cer? tain novel expressions scattered through it which could hardly be improved. "In order to preserve these bits I cop? ied tho whole manuscript for my own t- It was short?a matter of two columns only?and I was aa the point of sending it to one of tho Now York dallies when I remembered my promise ko tho warden. "Tho story seemed perfectly harm lea*. Still there was my promise, and :.f t< r oirno indecision about suppressing the manuscript entirely I felt that I must &x& it up. Tbe warden listened rather triumphantly to my explanation. " 'I told you Navy would try to use you,' he said gruffly. ' We will keep a strict watch after thia ' "Ile ran over the story hastily and with evident disappointment. " 'Pshaw ! There's nothing about tbe Penniwell case here,' ho exclaimed. 'This affair happened a dozen years aga Navy is conceited. He wants to keep bis name before the profession.' "I remarked that tho story was fair? ly well told. 'ii, yes, he is smart enough and would be a dangerous fellow at large 1 It's lucky for the whole country that we Lave him behind the bars As for this stuff, it doesn't really amount to anything, but we can't let it go out while the man lives; thanks to you just the same.' " "That was rather hard on the ambi? tious old codger," observed Hall. "All you could do nevertheless," ?aid Prarie. "It seemed so to roe, " Paine contin? ued. "Yet I felt mean about it and did not visit the prison again. This fell out tho more naturally because matters of business were occupying my time, and within a fortnight I had removed from Bolton to this city." "Where is your oopy of Navy's sto? ry, Kop?" asked Jack Hall. "It is still at my old home. I culled ont what I wanted to go with my other notes There were some parts which did uot seem so bright on a second read? ing." Prarie arose, and flicking away a par? ticle 'it cigarette ash he took np bis hat. "There may be a call for more of Na? vy's adventures," he said. "I advise you not to kill off tbe old man until you have exhausted your material. By tbe way, I inferred that be was dead. Is that so?" "He died in prison more than a year ?ga Not nntil then did I feel st liber? ty to write him up. " "Well, good night 1 Come on, Hall." On the afternoon of the next day, while Paine wan busy at his desk, a stronger was shown to bis room by the landlady. Paine whirled his chair around and rose to greet him The stranger shot a quick, penetrat? ing glance at bis host aud bowed with mingled deference and assurance. H-< was dressed expensively, and a slight * r in his Inuring indi'-utod th was conscious ol' bringiug his welcome in his pocket. rting man." thought Paine. "What does he want of mo?" "Are you Mr. Kepler Paine?" asked tbe newcomer, with much suavity. "I am." "Then you wrote 'John Navy's Con? fession, ' whioh bas just appeared in Tbe Maxima?" "I did," Paine answered, with a smile. Take a chair. Mr.-. Have you read it?" "I've road it," said tbe man emphat? ically. "Best thing I over read. I got on to it from that name. Excuse me, I forgot to mention my own. It's Perkini of Chicago. 1 should have been sorry to mi ss that story of yours. Now, when are you going to give us tho rest of it?" "The rest of it," Paine repeated in be wildurmout "The story is complete in li Ut rr During thenUjht his desk had been ran? sack* d. this number of The Maxima." Then ho realized that tho public was thirsting for his work. '' I can write more tales of the same sort if that is what you mean. " "About this same John Navy?" "Certainly." "That's just what I mean. Thatstory reads like the truth," said Perkins, weighing bis words c-refully. "Yon must have known somebody just like him." He looked inquiringly at Faina "I did. I knew old John Navy him? self." "Whore?" Perkins asked eagerly. "Begging your pardon, I didn't mean"? "Ob, it is no secret I He was a con? vict in tbe Bolton prison. I used to visit him there in the course of some chari? table work which I did " With some reluctance Paine added this last explanation, which he consid? ered a detail of no possible interest to a stranger, yet his words made t marked impression upon Perkins. "You were good to bim, then?" be asked respectfully. "I liked the man. I couldn't help liking him." "No wonder! John Navy, accordiug to your story, was a square, open heart? ed man. It didn't barm you any to be? friend bim. You had a rare chance, youug man. I suppose he talked pretty freely?" * "He told me a great deal abont bis life," Psine admitted, a trifle mystified i by these questions '' I wrote it all down," ho added at length. Agfcin an eager light flashed in the visitor's eyes. "Desk's full of it, I suppose?" he ob- j served casually. "My bead is full of it, " Paine re-j joined. "Yea, of course. I have my notes." Silence ensued for a few moments. "I wag amused at some parts of that ?tory," Perkins wont on, still dallying with his errand. "Tho old mau said some queer things." "Housed other expressions quite as peculiar os those in my story." "And you remember thom all?" ask? ed Perkins, coming sharply to business. "Wbet'l your price for the rest of it?" Paine was taken unaware. "So you are a publisher!" he exolaimed. "A publisher? Yes, of course; you've hit it. " Perkins laughed lightly. "If you want my work, make me an offer, " said Pain?, with instant shrewd? ness. "Of course I shall expect au ad? vance on what The Maxima paid tue. " 'That's business," Perkins replied. "I don't know what those fellows paid you, but it's worth more to me than it is to them. How would $500 strike you?" "Dobo!" cried Paine. "You 6hall havo tbe best story I oan writa Five thousand wordsr' be a.ked in the next breath* "I don't care about the number of Words, " said the man, with a touch of impatience. "It's Nay's talk thal brings tbe dollars. Can I have it now?" "Ob, no!" said Paine in surprise. "It isn't written yet. When must you bate tho story?" "Thought you had it all in you? bead!" exclaimed Perkins, darting a glint of suspicion at the author. " Well, you know your business. Make it short, though. How long?a week?" *' You can have it in a week.'' "All right. In a week you shall have your $500." And Perkins bowed him? self out, well contented. Meeting Frarie upon tbe street at a later hour, Paine gayly accosted him with outstretched hand. "Shake, old mani" be cried. "Ibave bounded into the ranks of the high priced story tellers." Frarie shook hands with bis custom? ary seriousness. "How is that, Paine?" be queried. "Have you hypnotized an editor?" "Syndicate man, I think. 1 was too much surprised to ask for particulars. It doesn't matter. Perkins of Chi cage wants to pay me $5-00 for a story." "Long life to Perkins of Chicago! I don't recall his nama, bot I om hearti? ly pleased at your success, Patna " When Perkins reappeared ot the ap? pointed time, he glanced over toe first few pages of the manuscript with great satisfaction and counted ont $500 io payment "I hope this will be a success," tba avothor civilly remarked. "I have made it os dramatio as possibla remembering your interest in Navy's conversation. " "It's t sure suooess," Perkins sro swered. "Good evening." He shook hands effusively witb Paine and immediately took his depar? ture. Paine's sleeping room adjoined his Btnrlv. and the door between these apartments was kept clefted at tilgct When he opened it tho next morning on bis way down to breakfast, be uttered ? sharp cry of dismay and sprang for? ward into the room excitedly. Daring tho uight bis desk bad been mu sacked and its contends strewu over tho floor. Paine made a hurried search tlirough both rooms, but nothing elsa, not even bis watch and money, bad been disturbed. Moreover, when be bad carefully rearranged his disordered pa? pers they were all accounted for, with this exception?every scrap of writing which related to John Navy bad been stolen. Early that afternoon Perkins return? ed. He appeared depressed aud discon? certed, and his changed mien excited Paine's wonder. "Did you like my story?" be asked. "Yes, it is a good story," Perkins slowly responded. "It is something of en advance on tbe other. Still I dou't find that it contains all I expected. " "Why, what did you want?" Pain? was on bis mettle now. "You would hardly expect a three volume novel for tho price you offered. " "I didn't bid high enough, that's a fact," tbe publisher confessed. "But I want tho rest of it?badly. I am think? ing of making you a big offer for all jon know about Navy." "In a series of short stories like the others?" "Oh. anyway you like?yeal" Per? kins got up and walked the floor impa? tiently. "I can't explain 1 It's this way: You have what I want, and if I can make a deal with you wo won't dioker about tho price. Now, what can you do for ai "1 can supply the demand," said Paine confidently. "But you must give mo time for this. Unfortunately all my Botes were Ftulen last night. " '' That was all you know about Navy?" Asked Perkins hnpelcHsly. '' FiVorythiug I had. Stay?there is Navy's own story, but I havo already dipped into that for a few of his peculiar ideas." "Navy's own story!" the publisher echoed in strong excitement. "What's that?" Paine made a brief explanation, and upon learning the fate of this story Perkins drew a long breath as if tanta? lized almost beyond endurance. "But you say that you copied it," be exclaimed, with a gleam of bops. "Where's tbe oopy?" "It is still at ray old borne, packed away with a trunkfui of old letters up lu tne attic" "Then jem could get it?" "Certainly, if it is of value to you." Strangely enough, tbe publisher's eagerness was quickly allayed by this reply. "We will let tbe matter rest awhile," he decided after a moment of abstraction and then quietly withdrew. A few days afterward Paine received a letter end a paper addressed in his mother's handwriting. With a pleasant anticipation of home news be opened the letter, but its first paragraph drew from him a cry of surprise. His old home bad also been entered by a bur? glar. It was a matter of slight impor? tance, but in tbe light of his own recent experience it was sufflc ently disturbing. Further details made it very dear that both of thees trivial robberies bad been committed by the sams mysterious person. As in the former cass, nothing uf value had been stolen, bat the con? tents cf an old trunk bad been found scattered over the attic floor. "I send you The Gazette, which bas just arrived," Mrs. Paine wrote in con? clusion. "I see that tho Penni well mon? ey has been recovered and that one of tbe burglars is in custody. Possibly this is the man whoenten-d our house." A sudden light broke in upon Paine's mind. There was but one man who knew of tho papers in his trunk?one man who had shown au insatiate curi? osity about John Navy. Snatching up The Gazette, ho quickly ran over its prolix account of tho arr Tho last paragraph was especially in? teresting to Kepler Paine: "The prisoner registered at tho Union House as Perkins of Chicago. 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