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ONE OF THE MYSTERIES OF PARIS. AND HOW IT VAS SOLVED. oniAUj CH laPTI Such are th? BB al? most incr?^??lG!?,.?' talent for Inve tion, had ant ??. snd pre-mred by the stout mail with the J wh?> had taker under hi \, '. . ? Paeaching Paria at nin??? o'clock KB the evening, not by the Lyons ruad, as he ha?l an id. but by the Orlaara train. M I hum??,l tap to the ArchaJigel. whrrr he found the cash ?-ntlr rxpavtinir him. - ut t?? h?-??x ?Kirtif rich an*wele?paaeans,M h? **an?l l far bau?k in??> the pant one? he? t? foe the prir?...? of ., crune. All thing? err linked to ? nt upon r?vb oth? er in thi? U*ntrld of our*. If (.*>' Vlsmeran ha/1 not enter??d a little rafe at Taras? .ay a ram? of billiard* ? yean? IV money safe woulil not heve been t thr???*? wfik? "Valentine de la Veibet ? murder mit ted for her Bal retribution ten." And he forthwith r?elated al he I. ?ered, ?refeniaar, went be had prepared. \?ritli man> attache?!. Thirin?/ the last had BOS bad ?4 hours* reet, laut he i?>r?? ran traana of Baciari ron muscles braecd any BBBOnnl of lnl?or, snd hi?? el ? ? re waa too well temjx-r. >eju?ath auch pre a? ure. "?? hile any other m?? a I have an- in a chair, be a? up und dean-ri beai, with tbe enthuai ???iiing anim?t him. the Ball -?alla and intric?<-i??? of the plot that he had <1?f vo1?n1 hia \*vh<?le energy to imi::. in a.- - ating every rlirinn-ter he ugbt BpOB tbe acm?? BO take part in tbe atrange drama, s<? thiit hi? lis ? r wwa bewildered an?! daazled by his brilliant antiaaj. As Prosper li?t?? ii? nans tfwe <>f events ha| ??*re back, tl - a? min? utely related sa if overh?ur?1 th?? BMBBt they t?H'k pia. ??, it ? . mr? like a romsnee than s BBBtemeed of pania fa All th? - itionn might - ?ut whst foutuia :i ?lid they ???????? M'^-ht the*) n.>t I??? th?? imagins M. Ver?Iurer .Ii." ?is him ?-? [???, With an n.-??r.iit ?,f triumph: ?ir guard, ami sharp, ? Won't . - beautiful!?. Pr?? ? ? |]| }+? ?. M com?? Ban ire, ? pr.? r fat "In ; *\M "All thii ?. v as if he could ane !??> ling th? >ulit the aw?? "Impoaaible. in?]*-???!' " he cried. ?*PJ t.. truth Wi ..\?r every ? I,? the auf Viiiir thi ?sperat "Pu' tak?? pisce ill I ?sritboiiT rbb-u!" Interrupted the fit man. " . friet.it" An that ITI.'!.? '? ?? ? I ou think the h?>i rara ' .urt at?? only anna Pooh .? rea.l in the Tribunaux' of the ernel mei. m h are ??- uuwuidlj aa the kalfe fanneaasroaa aa the poison tl It is ?it the family fli ften un? der ?shelter th.it the reel tr.. .?!" lif?? ar?? net??!; [a Baodern crimes, the traitors vs.-ar ?,?!?.v. -, publi?? position int' t?. the last, with ? the. tort io ? ! to th?? en?l. \\ i.y, a bai ia an evert pr? "I eaa'i ? Ihe i*:it nun. with .? amib*. "Ulii-'i 1 ? nn ?I,? a not?? of li ??: \\ lini a mau of O nary i:it?'i correen tra though 1 upon th. tain in??? t of an object, he i?? certain 'o <>O?;?iti liltii:..?. ?- . 1 anee m] own met bird of wntraafaaajnp ? unda you had lieht la Bjwj ii dsrk afTair like this?. Hut the tire in Clameran'a eja ?t the mention of | ?it?-?l my lantern. From that uniment I walked straight t?? th?? solution ?if th?? tery, iis I vould walk to a la light on a durk iiitfht." The eager, queatiouln?/ look of Pro?* per ihowe?i that he awjejM like to know the ?ecrst of his protector's wonderful penetration, and at the same time be more thorouarhiy sen? \????.??1 that what he had hesrd was all tru?? that hia innocence would b?? BBOre ?learly |irove?d. ..???????," cried M. Verdure!, ? u Mould ?rive anything in tin world to find out how 1 diacovere?! the truth?" "1 certainly would, for It is the dark?st of in>>-teriee?marvelous!" I arderei ?***? b?* wHd<? meat sure be wa* nei i?>r a distinguished amateur, hat he wa? an astonlahed a?lniirer. eu?i idmirati? ? always flattering. BO uiuite-r whence "?*, ell." he replied. "I will explain mj eyeteaa. Taere is nothing marvel ous ? roe will - \T* ? get her t?> Bad t? ? my r? i? ran as tl?? er in the robbery. - waat ? rilut? ti,-h the ??nrr whoui 1 wa> m<>??t interested. J arge of < Nina Mme. FauT. ? a ? ?!.** replies! Ycrdu - ? ? at I of the } ?aras .. sad th?? Irei sfsaa, the old valet. An honest mean he waa, pie aa nature her? self: an?! he ? >d bargain In selling m?? his madder." "Mm said Prosper, with a pur lld you ???II! -** ? v??nt?v1 to buy hie madder. Of coarse I .b<1 not appear to hiru as 1 do t?? you now I was a a ? h? ha?! madder for aale; ?<? we began to barjrain about the prie-??. The de? ba?? laste??! almost ail day. >' which ea bottles of wine. Ahi? Jean | we? drunk eu r and I had purchased BssTH ? franca" worth |O? madder which y.'ir futi.? r tatti seil lo BU Preeper'e ? eeaetri niad? |k hesrtily. "I r e hundred frenes."* he I thread by thread I if the > Clan.? ra? affair, hi? ? and the stumbling of the bor-e 1 found also 'h:?t aboat a [sOai? returned, ? -an to i. Mlhonti?* I ? ' ?.f the I went to see Mi I hour?' WOBtea? her rma 'husband has "sounded all oat of ber, ah?? le air 1 \ told her Classare? f f*n> ? -li.- al ??????e rrlm I - ? ( not him bof ! M. ? \?. h, ? | is a friei I ? . of hi? I" I ?il! " "Rat M the - n to 1? ? ? ? u will Verda ? ? . dly. "Wl ?it a ru?.?tul. ( lama l.?u>ul et see read ??! the letters re ed from ?? ?I them, ??r the important ' I ? ? tO III' ?at all 11 ? ?tea, a faithful r-p? rt. Finally . I ha\< at the ! er ? ? svkie h 1 : lat. ? ." "I ?,<! it all i,?.\s,- rnur UiUI. . **Al .? dur ing inv ni .-?????, n fri-ndV" ' M \ ?r?i ii G,-f ; **ke* ? ] ou \t this i|ueatlon Prosper t erlaaaaa. that it w?.ui.i ? never do t-?? k?-< ?? eilenl about hiv im pro?! "*Alaa!"" he etennaered, *'I read In ? lie?? .I.OIIt led lik?? II f< "Wh.it did yon <1<??" impur???! darete ei ?I ?tinte ?n anon* iter te M Paavel, informing him that ahi wife nn.? in !? Raoal \>id tatet her?? brought clin?' ' ri the? little fu ble ?? lease las. tfce t?. ?> plank was shiver???! Ids In an instant cl C>\. G "W hat folrj !" hs ?\. "nov? could you go ,,nd ruin everything?" Iar??*??? from his wat, and ?trod? ?Jp hikI ?low? the r.s.in, oblivious of the lodger* below, whoae windows shook vcritk every angry stamp of hi? foot. ' Uhat mei?).? VBB act eo lik? a child, an leapt, I fool?" he seid indignantly to I'roeper. "Moneieur!" ' 11 ?re yon are, drowning", an hon eat man springe into the water to ?ave y cm. and just ae he approaches I prevent him fj mniing! What was my last <<i h? ? I left ^o out of Tel." . 11?" The e,.( ? having done a foolish ? ' . ppeav by 1 - r of playing truant. "It wme nit 1 tatingly esid, "atti. having a \ ?he. 1 took a walk M.onfir the quai, thinking my ?Miter I pick???! up a paper, an?! aanoun? ? in? it." "Hid you not pi e?rerythiiik I you yourself mi?.? ht have been sur? prise?! by an ? "Only fools nr.? aver ! ii t< c-oremittlng a pier? ?>f folly Ve-rduret. impatiently. "I?, write SB anonymous letter' Do you kr?ow l?. what you eapoee nn sacred pro -? ie <?f the few jMTsons wkom I high among nay feRow-1 I shall be as a liar, a oh? wh?j He abruptly stopped, a? if afrai? to trust o speak further, after calli a little, he turned ? "The bei?t th and repair the harm you have When an< poet thia idotic letter?" ???- - Oerdlaa] Leaaotne. It har.iiy reached kfore 1 re? gretted h It." have regret' before . > hat time W, "About ten oVIoek.*" "Then your - have rea. wiUi his ejerly ? ! ably ha? was alone in his -?tedi when he rea?! it." "I ? ?k until he has ??; his let? ???'an ? ou reenll the ?? ? your lop ami I it is verv that I abould know." ??ry for mr to re fleet. 1 r ihe letter as if 1 ? t written it." he r?'-fa-ated what he had writte-n. After etti listening. M. Ver d?rft irt with b ??erylcxed fr?iwn up ??. i.e. If try ? ???un?? the harm ?lone. it i* nn ' b'tter." he f*nelh froaa a ; m such thin under?? \ thing; ? at it t<? ? ? ? Id Bot Miry f le word. "?. ? ?** more nlarmlni? j hier.' I v? OI.|v I? ft.T '\* .!?? it al?*? ? ? l'idal. a? b.? j .. ? ? r ? ? "li?? er, when ?*y*i h ? MI tbiul ? an ia irri???? If. upon the ? Win t ther good- ? "\\ hi would ! oui it." !-.t of 'his ??\??!? ttaaed M. \ ?-r ?luret, 'it wou'd deeply di?.ti-?-sa a*i otker "Anv< ?.?- a h..m ? hao **1 re, ay frit | too. .?.I certalnlj be chagrin???! to th?? last d< ? ?. . ie . n from them." "It ecentti t., . Beai h,,? to tu .m do ent tl It. V? ..1er?, ai;?! I ??|)i?i \..u oof my ?.a: "I did nit." beeaeee eoa don't know how to listen. Ii? th?? ?? .?son hit br?ith ?r or not ?" "Vfk I am Mite of it, from - you tell me." "Thi ??? yoe nr??' Vim ?,re iiim-hmore eertain, young man. than 1 | opitsion i?. unii??; but what proof we? ? kSUfully ' C?. He had eat tkt akadow <?f Suh ?.icion, anil I?r. (" is no Qjoack; he i?i a cultivate?]. ??I?er\ing man of high standing. What poieon* produce the ' SafsetS ?1? I know of none; and yet 1 | Bed up <>n poisons | ; from l'on :.jt?tli> t?i Suuvresy ! aconite.' e death ? BBS eo oppor , tiincly?** "That aaybod* vroald I*e ? ouvlaeed of foul ph .. tin.?. Out .?hanee . ie eoinetini?-s ?? wonderful aoeoaapllee In crim??. In th?? -e<-oti?l pince. I know nothing of i.'a >i.; s anteeedeatSe*" ..m on that point nec eeear* "In. Ir, my friend; Irut we will ? I have . sent off OB? -e me. I m ' iy friend who is ????? r\|M ?. Monsieur l's lot ; nnd he write? hat he ia on the track. I am iateiwatad in th? hietory of th;* sentimeli, a I. skeptical young rascal. I hn\e a.? idea that he must have he-en a _? ra ? ??. lnn.cat eort of ? before Clamera n ruine?! h;m.'* ?per wan-no longer llatealng. M iret'?: worda had ins] him with confiti? \!re:i?Iy he sa?? th?? guilty men arraigned before the bar of justice; orni in unti? 1 patton. thia asaix? court ?lrama, where Then I;.? w,.,. Madelein? t.ow he ua her strange cou j ?luct ? tbut ahe had never ceased to lo\ ? This certain ? of future happines* ? ed ail the aclf-rioeaeeaiou thst I had deserted I'm the day he foiun! . the ?ife robbed For the first time be j was astonished a? the peculiarity ??i ? hia situai -I?er had st be-en ?ir pritavd at tbe M V?r? dur?t, and th ? extent of hia ii fi-stione: no?a Le asked biniseli, what could have be? ? ? - motives for act iag thus? What j?t??? ne expect for thi? sa??rifi??e a' d lal>or? ???. ay, nervous ly "It is unjiMit t?. u?* both, monaleur for you ?? your itioornit? o'irer. u have saved the honor a~ fa man. you ?hould at le?-? u know whom he ia to thank "Ob:" Bald V Verdurei, boi "you are of the s You are mast emit a I (?atience and fn.it! Yne ?.?lock t^m duret. "Cea -? ? die hope to have a . d nigi - ?- ? Ubi - He ?ent in ar?'. leant.!??' over tV ed "M?? .lune Alesati '??? The h<->??? em archangel, ihe portly ?a | ~-]uir rei. ? ? to oe?l This fat t ? S?er. and e?ag??.r to , ? :.j*e. "What can 1 ? fat Fwetle? men?" rhe in .? ed. "You ana a ???' ?? bol? end Pain - lo BM ?? ? posible. Lei ri?.r. Im i few ui < t? u t r ?? ???:<! vou can a?ikr ..? ?alien they com.??.'* ?ocn s? V e, Atex^jnlre lafi the ? threw hime?;! bant. in hu???? a, 1 M?)? Ptroa* In five n. ' -t asleep, and Pioaper ? In?. timid'? | M \ ? : sag Up, und ealh : of tb** ? I Ver? duret ? atore . ? ? ? ! \. r. 1 M.??? y in "? 1 -tin?*: h?>t. the!,""' "ll? >:. burning! The pi.????? i? to. ?ijxer; it ' " In re .<i !???<?. mie *?\ ?.? ?, he three aid ? who rei . .?? et ini! J . ?? in han.l. Ilk? .? - "I'? - G, mv '. ? tioa.M "It i- know m bat b ava,, or ni ar?? ta ar; but 1 at tell you 11 ? you will have to tap th? ret! , ?? kly." your opinion, Mister Je? **1 ea if vou any I? to our ci yoa will m ??inpts and the .1 <? ?lever. ?? ? e.1 il aeeompliah ?nythiag; but the?* are cunn . ,, pperjr aa know .ir watched "The .,? ?? .?, ?,,? M Vei duret. "Who has been committing bluiu!. "* Hi haa d >i ?? aaj b 'You kiMiw, - '? ?<! suine 1 !.? ?.??<? VOI? i pro??f ?.! : ih? ?iK'ht ?,f Ua? fancy hall; on joui be begin aee they nave bad aa pen all ta I Urne, rtwrj had bfgun to issi Banter, erhen a?? of ..<* f?i. thr y Isr i? mi !" "VYum thai the (-ause of y<. .ir telo .*?"' '"< ?f -- ?-? 11 r -e. Vom \ ?-I . . .1 ? V mornii.L' whei. my master BUM BBJ MtH.ut tea ..Vlori., bo took it into hi??: bead u> arrange th?? pipers in his de?sk; w| ;,??., ),y tlie mhv. h.-.s? a di? gunting look which has f|?aa deal of troubla Mea ? pre? tended f?. be ?xiiiK- the tir??, ao ... in iiuirtin in the G???? to watch him Patron, the man haa sn ey* like u Yankee! At the firM /lame ho saw. or rather that his papara lind been middled with; BS turn???! livid, and aerean an oath; Lord, what an oath!" ? jr min?! the oath; go on" "VSell, how be discovered the little attention?? I had devoted to his letters, I oan't .madrine. You know how ???re? tal I am. I had put everything in per ?nier, ju-t as I found iMng? t left t? ? B? lo and lacho.? . my noble ma ? h paper, ? . turns it over, aid ?mella lt. I wj?s rust thinking I would offer him a n. .-glass, when ali of a aaddea he ?prang up. and wnh Kick Brat hla chair aerosa the ami Sea at ine with eyes flash? ing like * ?-body has been at u. be shrieked* 'this letter baa beea photuajiaakod.* K-r-r! 1 em not a cosird, but I can tel that my heart tly etili; I aaa- myeelf a?* dead as Caesar, cut in? to miuce-uwut ; an?! say?. > to myself, 'Fanf? my friend. y?oi a Sasl I thought of Aim'???ne Atexaa? M. Verduret e?*? L?irie?l in thouvrhf. ?ad pair! no a.t-ntion r?. the w ?f hie j mm ?-onal BBS? "Whit lmp*>ened next?" ?tail Ver? dece?. ..tter a *ew minute?. "Wh-, be waa ju*t ae frighten? I waa, patron. The rasce] di?; ?vat Jare t?? touch me. To be I tan taken the precaution t ? get out} cf id* teach; we talked with a Imi.'??. Cible between uh. White wono what could have enabled hitr to ?lii*- ? sovsr the eecret. I defended u. ' siM. virtuous indignation. ? ?a.d. " 'It can not te: quls in miKtakeii. Who would touch his ???? seed of listening to tue, ' u opea l?'tt?*r. and ?-*i?l: 1 ' 'This letter haa keoa photo- ? irr.ipi re i?? [?roof of it!" and he j tie \eiio\i ?i|M>t on the! mu? ahrleking out, *i>ook! Smell! Smell it. you devil! It ie?* I ihe name he called It, but -?1 by photogrnphet ?." "I know. I | ?mid Jal. Ver? duret . ?*. hat Bfl "Then, ? ..?id a scene: what a ?t??! He end???! By aeiring me by the thi oat. and ?baking me like a pium-tre?,-. saying he would intil I told hi in who I wa* ' what I knew. ., her* I emuc from. As , it I haew, myeelt! I was obliged to ac- | ?o'jiit for my time I hod bee ? ill h ? ?M-i-vice The ? ? than a judye ?>f in- ' *'ru.tion. Then h?* nent f r the h itel-pe.r t t, who hail ? liarv but in Kngli-li. so that ? ?t unii, ratiiiil. Aftet ? bea the me with twenty franca. trry I waa ? lUtj of t; words to my ' I U h? ' ?vhistled e ?ateanpt, "if j eran ; ima te ol ! It wt h Du troa*e < uptd. ' but da tupiil, if you think so," said t- le liar? ? ????ut out. 11, M him ? ? but '. ? bout Iva as u bait? : ? .. ??\\ ?, "I stay? -.f ?,?.? kept tnov?? ' - ? "U that ??? Hut I tell yon h . tried to shut up, ? uader? Pah For led Boaae . gi?. SB ur?lers . fety. Hut for ;?;?:. '??.*' '? '.(' to the ceiling by thing nn ? :othing there, he aeld: ul! I ratker think Mon sifiir .11 rub his I with delight when I carry him m ???? m any mor. ... ' tk* fart* I hav?/ eoDertad to swell the sise of hie FI I. ? Th. re was a lo? was right in ? that the crisis had con.? lag li its plan of battle while waiting for the repoli of Nina now l'alinyr??, upon which ?.??>< :..V?i hi? point of at? tack. Hut sVeseak Pah ? to grow resti les*, aad une.? "What n?u*-t I ?lo in.?.?.. |.;itron?" he ask? I "K.-tuni to th?? betel? piolmatj master has noti?????! unir absence; but he will s;.v BOtkia? almut it. so tmue? Here -V. \?-r,! ?nt WBS inferru[iied by an <x from Pros?*II was standing near a wind "What is Ik? matter?" he inquired. "There ie (. lain.run." cried Prosper, . "over there." I M. Verduret and Joeeph ran to the ! window. "Where is he?" said Joseph, "1 don't see him." "There, at the corner of the bridge, behind that orangewoman's stall." Prosper was right. It waa the no ! bla Marquis of Clameran, who, hid ( den behind the stall, was watching ; for bia eervant to come out of the Archangel. At liret the c'tiick-eighted Verduret had some doubfa whether it was the marquis, who, tiring skilled in these hazardous expeditions, managed to conceal himself behind a pillar so aa to elude detection. I But * moment came, when, elbowed' by the pressing crowd, he was obliged to come out on th?: pavement in full view of the window. V?VB* don't yon see I wa* right?** c?ed the cashier. "Well." sa*d th? <1 Joseph, "I am aa M. Veratarel aeeaaed ani m the least, aarprieed, Lm ijuietly aaid: ? 1 h? game need? boating. Well. J?> -? ill thinh that duped by yonr BCtlag injure?! iiii?>cei,> ? the contrary, patron." sai?! Joseph, in ? humble ? opitii?ui i?* more con? vincing than all the pr?>o/a ia the world." "Thia pi ? outburst of rage was premontate?! on the part of your ? noble master. Knowing that he la being tracked, he naturally w-iahe* to ? er who his adveraariea art?. You can imagine how uncomfortable he must be at this uncertainty. Perhaps, he think? hia pursuer? are some of his old accomplices, who, being starve?!, want a piece ?>f hia cake H?* will remain there until you come out; th?-n he ?**. lil come in to find wit who pun are.' "Bat, patron. I can go home wlth out hia seeing me." "Ye?, l ameer, Ten adii climb th? little wall separating the Archangel from the wine-merchant's yard, and keep along the stationer'e area, until you reach th.? BBSJ de la Hachet r Joeeph looked aa if he had just received a bucket of io? water on his head. the way I was? going, pa tron." he gasped out. "I heard that you knew every plank snd door of all the houses hi Paria, and it certainly must be so." The fat man made no reply to Jo? seph*? admiring remark?. He waa thinking how he could catch Cla meran A? to the cashier, he listened won? dcringly. watching these stranger?, who sceme?! determined to reinstate him in public opininu. and punish hi? entBBsBB. while he himself atoad BJ less snd Iwwildered. Whet their es for befriending him <?ould be. he vainly tried to discover. "I will tell you ?a hat I can do." asid h. after d eTht* "What is it G "I can innocently walk out of the front door, and loaf along the until I reach the Hotel du l??uvre.*' '. then'.'" "lam??! (.lamer?n will come in and ?juestion Madame Alexandre, whom Son ??an instruct l?ef?n-ehand, and ahe ia smart enough tai put any sharper off the track." "P.aai plan!" pr ?mou nord M. Ver? dure?, <Ic-ejde<!ly; "a scamp BO compro es (lamerai esnt*?"*/ put off the track; now his eye* are a u as pretty hai cat??h." Boddenly, In a brief tone ?rf authori? ty which iulmitt?*d of no contradic? tion, the fat masi said: "1 have ? an ? Huh i lamer?n. and that his papers have been searched. Been la*.?? ?'No, pah "rerhn?v?? he has written to him?" "I'll bel mj henil he baa not. atea bis aaara? a little B*j which inform time in touchaa ? pen; ?luring the u*st 24 the ] aWJ not ???? "Clamerau w?nt out yesterday "Knt tli?? man ?tin followed him say? he u thing ea th "Then >\e hine III Ver ?Iur?-t. "Hurry! hurry! I giv. II minute? to ion!>e yourself a head; yoa i ? sort, ? niii wnaah the rascal until you ??.me up." Thi re<l in nkling, u nil? Pi u indow ob 1 who, according to the movement? of th?? orowad. "ras '.f, and sosae jnat in front ?>f the win initiy detersainad t lu- post until he ha?l ah? ed the Inforan?tloa he sought. "W ! irs.lf ex ? lusiv.ly to the inai qui?,"."' iiske?? aanne, aay friend?*" renslad M. Verdatet, "i?,?, that is my nes? nnd not vou? Joseph DuI?us lui?l ????? granted a quarter of an hour in which BB meta inorpho?*? hinvaelf ; l>efore ten minute* had clap*?.?! he re:ip'?ear?-<l. ; The ?landified coachman v?ith Iler gam . red vest, and foppish muniiers. waa replaced by a si' 'looking ?????????. ah???? wry ap | ??carence wa* enough any rosjna. Hin block cravat twiste?! around a paper collur, and ornamented by an imitation diamond pin; hi?, long-tailed black cont buttoned up to the chin; his greasy hat and shiny boots and .<-d the aaanaV the Kim- de Jerusalem, aa plainly as tbe shoulder-straps mark a soldier. ? ?ph Dubois had vanished for wer, anil from hi?? livery, phoenix like and triumphant, arose the radi? ant Fanf?).-!ot, M?mame?! the S?iuirrel. When Panferlot entered the room. Prosper uttered a cry of surprise and t fright. He recognized the man w*\o had aa ?????ted the commissary of police to ex? amine the bank on the day of the robbery. M. Vendarei examined hia aid ?erith a aatiafir?! look, and said: "Not t?a?l! There is enough of the .rt air sbout you to alarm even an hoi.cm man. You under? stand BM perfetti? this time." Fanferlot ?va.? transported with de? light at this compliment. "What muM I do now, patron?" he inquired. "Nothing difficult for an adroit man; but rein?nil?er, upon'the preci? sion of our movements dependa the suoce??!- <>f mv pia? Before arre? Lago r s, I wish to ?lispose of ("hum-r? an. Now that the raaanhl are separat? ed, the flrat thine? t?i <!o ia U> pre\?-nt their eoaaine? together." "I understand." sani Panferlot, ?mapping his 'itile rat-like eye am to ?Tente a diversion." "Kxnetly. <?o out bv tin? Rue de la fte, ami hasten to St. Michel's bridge; loaf along the bank, and final? ly ait down on the ateps of the quay, so thM Clamerau may know he ia be? ing watched. If be don't see you, do something to attract hia attention." "I arbleu! I will throw a atone in the water," said Fanferlot. rubbing his bands with delight at hie own bnliiant idea. "Ae flflflfll as Clamerai?, has s.? you." continued M. Verduret, "he will be alarmed, and instantly ?lecnmpcd. Knowing there are reasons why tl ?police should be after him. he will hasten t' ?ou; th?'ii comes th?? time for you to keep wide aw be is a slippery eel and cunning a* a rat." I know all that; I wa* not l>orii yesterdny.** "So much the better.- Yon vince him of that. Well, knowing you are at his heels, he will not dare to return to the Hotel du Louvre, for fear of l-ein?; celled on by trouble taotne visit? ie?, it is very im? portent tlwit be should not return to the hotel." "Hut saaamm he doe*?,?* aeftd Fanfer? lot. M. Verrluret thotight for a flak* and then ? "It is not proibitile that he will do ao; bs.it if he should, you mast ?Batti he come* out again, au?l c< ? tinue to follow- him. Hut he won't enter the hotel: very likeiy l.e will t.iU? the car?; but in that ever los* sight of him, no matter if yon bave to follow him to Siberia. Have ' you money ?? it h \ "I will g?-t some from Madame ?1 exan< rj rood. Ah! one m?' ' If the rascal takes ears, aend me word 1 If he beat? about the tmih until night ? your guani, espe-cially in lonely places; the desperado is capabt any enormity." "If nrc?*s*Hrv. muf?t I fire?" t t?e rash: but If he Btteeks you, re?f course defend yourself. <'? 'tis time jroa were gone." Ifrtibois-Fanferlot went out. Ver duret and G??*?*>*? reeume?! th? ir "wist ? "Why all this secrecy?* in?? Proaper. t'lameran Is ??hnrg.-.l with t*f>n times worse crimes thai; I was evwc accused of. and yet ?waa made as public aa pOSSlh - :.'t you understand," replied the I Wiah t<> ?.??parat.? th?? cause* of listoni fr??m that of th?? mar qiiis*? huit, ah' look!" C?arrseran had l?*ft hi?, place near the orange woman's Stead, and ap? proach??! fli?? hridgr. where i to tie I r\ n MSt BOOM "Ah"' swiel M \ "he ba* ^*st disoorereil mir mau." Clamera n'a uneasiness was parent; h?? wedked IflBWflid ???epe., as if intending t ti,,? Isridir??: th-cn suddenly turn i tic hi ra41i.Hr ?s?.Ik??,? m the <! 1 f" the Hue St .Is, < 1 vie?. "He is caught!M ?rie-,1 M. Verduret. ?Wttb deli. At tiist inmiifnt the mad NtTT?e v Bs fiipey, allea Palmyre (""????**???><111??. ? ?? I to hi?.? if?fod bei 1? yeajr. Te-ars lui.l dirnm???! the briUia:? her lecsiut ? Peer Oip? ?.. i r ? t ?. ????? eraobed heaeath tai barden of bee ? mt??ery. ?hat. Wild >.?. *h i<>\ at seeing him. an.' proud of hav| tiobl?. ',. rse-lf t. Nina would linos her arms around ( bis n?. ? . ? ? - ? I ?? much ?he 1?\.??? hin?. To hie surprise, Nina acarcely ( ?poke ?. ? ? '.;h his thnacht hud l*e???Mi devoted to It lelne since be discovered the r? for Lr* be wo* hurt by Nina's ferdd ???1. The girl stood U*ok2ng at M. Tflt duret, with a mixture of fiar and devotion, lik?? a poor dog that hu# been cruelly treat?h! by ita ma He, how.-ver. was? kind and gentle in his manner toward her. "Well, my dear," he ?aid, ? ingly, "what news do you bt "Something Is g?oing ou at the !. inoiwieur. and I have l**en trui get here? to fell you, at laV mads for ?ending me ..??t.'* "Von meat tiuuik Itadsmol Madeleine for her flflflflssBBTM 1 ??????? f\t? .?ut Ike plan we deei<led upon?" "Yes. iiKiimii'iir." "She re. . Manptis of (.'la? mer?n '? visits?" "Siine tlie marriage has !>.???? de rddad Upon, h?? ?? rflBS? ??*??:} ii. inad?'iiioie?ii?? receive? him With killd neae. He s?-e -m*. to l?c delighted.' The*?? ??????? tille?! Proaper with anger and alarm. Tha poor y man, not ?<?Mi|n?hen?ling tin? intricate of \t \ ardareI, fall as if he were betas, sboat from pillar t. h'.kI made the toel and laugh? ing stock of everybody. "What!" be ???!???. "tkla worthb-sa Marquis of flamvran. su ueaaaain and a thief, allowed to lisit ,tt Mo. ??????'?, ai ?? pay his Bsldreaaee t<. Madeleine? Where are the pi omises, monsieur,which you hn*f ma?'??" HflVS ard? besa ernosing you s, 1* by raising my h? pea f?? da*h th. 1:1?" **Enoegh spare] M. Ver darvt, en to ?flsterataad anything, mj friei<d. If 1 r?; imapHll?? of helping vour self. Ht least I.a??? sense enoti ?!. to re frain from iBlBBrtBBlB who are workinir for ton. ?>o y M think yon h??? ?? already ?!?" >? eieat rtavieg ?'??': this rebuk??, he turn??! t.. ? ?ip*?.?, aud said, in softer teat "i.o on, ray ckildl what have you diaevii cred ?" '*S< tiling positive, nions:.-ni?; but ??tiough te> make me ncrvou.s.and fear? ful of impending danger, i hui not certain, but Bflflflflfll from apjiear anees that eome dreadful catastrophe is sbout to aaaaea. It may only be a presen ti m e ut. I can not get any in? formation from M?dame Fituvel, she refus?e to answer any hint?-, and moves about like a ghost, never open? ing her Hi*v She seeema t?i he afraid of her nier. . and to lie trying to con? ceal something from her.*' "What alsnit Munaiev.r Fim-l?" "I wae just about t.. tell y ...1. mon? sieur. Home fearful misfortune has