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?<9? .Vf 'AT**'/)*. -a? Jr Qj?I ??t???? G? CHAPTER XXV. Changes and Chances. 'lably D so haj | as on ? I : to God I Had Never ?f my I . ?;? of . 1 ? ous ? - ! that : mad?? in g ? ? shaking 1 .?rrd. his :.?. ? ? t that an ? was ? Of I-arry's fu? muet go?and go at <?; ? ?, and I wish you would share tho house with us.** "The sheriff and thove fellows won't squeal very hard ? : Perform? ild Stoddard. "And they won't tr> : .? reaaae the prisoner, even for a reward, from s house where the dea -?ck to Hi but >ou can't bold a British prisoner in an American private house Too many peoplo know he has been In this part of tho country; ?nd you may be ?ure that the fight hare ?nd the return of Mr. Glenarm will not fui! of large advertisement. AJI I ?an ask of yon, Mr. Glenann, is that you dotata tho felto-v a few hours after I leave, to give me a start." After a late luncheon.?for whteh tho amazing Bates produced cham? pagne?the others left us?Stoddard to ????? get his thtajs togethor? and my grandfather and I talked for an hoar. **Yea wfll stsy on here,?you will bet;) me te finish the hoarse?" the old gentleman asked with unrn'staliab'o eagerness of look and tone. It seamed harsh and ungenerous to tell him that I wished to go; that tho great world lay beyond tho confine;? of Glenann for me to conquer; that I han last as veil a? gained by thorj fear mooths at Gieaarm Houeo, and wished to go away. It was uot the mystery, now fathomed,?nor tho struggi?, now ended/?that was upper most In my mind and heart, bat mem? ories of a git* who had mochad ma with delicious glrUsh laughter/?who had lurea me away from the Indiana i woodlands that I might ses her traru? formad tato another, mero charmlax being, only to shatter my faith at the end. It was a comfort to know that Pickering, trapped and Bafchattaa, WtVt not to benefit by the bold trick she had helped him play upon me. His loss was hers as well and I was glad In my bitterness that I had found her In the passage seeking for plunder at the be? hest of the same master whom Mor? gan, Ferguson and the rest of them served. I did not mention her to my grandfather; I resolved never to think or speak of her again. The fight was over and there was nothing more for me to do in the house by the lake. After a week or so I should go forth snd try to win a place for myself. I had my profession; I was sn engineer, and I did not ques? tion that I should be able to find em? ployment As for my grandfather. aro for him. a aa. I was resolve: m anx adventurot:s \g ways. Re knew well ? was lo?* : and ? ?racks mind I hai ? I find ? .vhere si ? ? kind: swa> I ing ' '?. If I wa? - be frkKi at his h* I deeervfd. ?I chan. ear I was I ??? an lad ? ke is re;. my hosad 1 ? of a mar? ton can ' a red tain-o'-eha: Ing a breaV ? ?n who : -ha was G I an who:.. ? to know h? and .^ho 1 acting as hi ' e lost notes, that ? grace In his eye? by - over ? hatei! too smu?. ani were I ?? me as a model; and tho C: laa De v?r? eux she was with him?M Sherry's tho night ! here. I euppoeo oho re* -tha'a only a few ho . "Tee, Sister Theresa was ner dlan. Her father was a di and I knew her from L hood. Yoo ore mistaken, J knowing Pickering tp??atvi - they both lived in NOW York and moved in tho samo cire. "Bat it Coosn't explain her efforts to hein ?ilrn, dees it?" I wished tc told me that.?an : ?nlsorably to h '*lan tere ?I ran away to iellew :? "Ah, to bo suro! You woro away , when those va broko la. Batej merely rr.er.tlo:. in tbe la3t report I got from him In New York. That was all rl^ht. I as? sumed, ol cour-3, that yon had gone off somewhere to ; iirist caas cteer; 1 don't caro anything about it." *ataft I had followed her?I went to Cincinnati to see her?don't you u?? ad? Sho dared mo to camo?it was a trie!:, a part of tho conspiracy to steal your property." Tho eli sentlenaaa 6mlled. It was an old brisk of his to crow calmi as ether pooplo waxed angry. "She dared you to cerno, did she! That 13 Quito lilt's Marian; but ycu dJda't Laro to go, ?aid yoa, Ja. "Of course not; of courco I didn't have to go, but?" X stammered, faltered and ceased. Memory thr<aw open her certain with ft oUUeajfc ? u?? Hinzu o? the stairway at the Armstrongs'; I heard her low. soft laughter; I felt the mock? ery of her voice and eyes; I knew again the exquisite delight of being near her. My heart told me well enough why I had followed her! "Jack, I'm glad I'm not burled up there In that Vermont graveyard with nobody to exercise the right of guar? dianship over you. I've had my mis? givings about you; I used to think you were a born tramp; and you disap? pointed me in turning your back oa architecture.?the noblest of all pro? fessions; but this oerf ormane? ?f yours really beats them alf. Dont you know that a girl like Marian De vereux 1st, agent of any rascal' .lleve I minute that follow her so you ml^ >our rights to : ?'Hut why was she trying to find thos" of his? 1 she come back f- . with his party? ir those things, maybe I'd ad?' ? la a pretty plan .?a are con? cern .Tack, doa't speak it girl as women! I - ?ere was a pena would be ?4 are ip now ?My a ? own country. Tl won' ia do. . ?hat should have s ,-hlm see that ..nd rubb?> want was him as now. wl ? a ? i CHAPTER XXVI. Vi?tae. In ? ? Idard. irm.~ ? with so ' I want to They Clatped Hands. In Rates' voice, and he sprang forward with his hand 1 *>ntreat ingly. Hut Larry did not heed him. "The moment I *et eyes on this man I recognized him. It's not fair I or to him that you should not know him for what he is. Let me introduce an old friend, Walter Crelgbtoa; be was a student at Dublin when I was there, a poor boy with nobody to help him; but I remember him as eoe of the best fellows in the world." "For God's sake?no!" pleaded Hates. He was deeply moved and turned his face away from us. "Bat, like me," Larry went on, las mixed In politics. One night is a rtot at Dublin a constable was killed. P?o ono knew who was guilty, but a youngster was suspected.?the son of ono of the richest and best-known men in Ireland, who happened to get mixed In the row. To draw attention from the boy, Crelghton let suspicion attach to hie own name, ?and, to help Lho boy's caso further, ran away. I had aot heard Croa? or of hi? until the night I came here and found him the defender of this house. By Ood; that was no servant's trick.?it was the act of a royal gentleman." They clasped hands, and with a new light in his face, with a new man? ner, as though he resumed, as a famil? iar garment, an old disused BSi allty, Bates stood transfigured In tbe twilight, a man and a gentleman. I think we were all draws to him; I know that a sob clutched my throat and tears filled my eyes as I grasped his hand. ? what in the devil did you do it forT" blurted my grandfather, e\ ly twirling his glasses. Bates (I still call him Hate?.?he In? sists on it) laughed. For the first time he thrust his hands Into his |> and stood at his ease, one of us. "Larry, you may remen?.'. showed a fondness for the stage . university days. When I got te I lea I had little mon? y .in 1 f u-> 1 it necessary to find ? it wit'out <ltlay. I saw Mr. Olenarm's a leT. Just as" ? Tark 1 an jsee what an American |klne 1 like with Mr. Glenann at I my ! your )u rswre too perfect In .the ed to le my and ? ? 1| his I Mr. will and see what would ? |ftarr: saw op I ' nding the ? ? I was ?? ? ' ? ? ? threw I ! declare gbt ' can ? dard. IjR ? awa ? ? talm ! ^ ' As ? near ? ? ? I light HAPTER XXVI!. And ?> the Light Led Me. and " ? bar them. I ? s hether s lag Ifl snow. -1 In gray. wi. had f <n that night j and I followed Bay shattered faith, my utter ineas. could ? again xing mellowly on the night. to allow the two figures to H as they toward the chapel. I could their ... and d I felt an im pu: turn I ? or plun. wood : was carried SB uncontroll? ably, light gnaBBaftred and her ? through th? keen winter dark like a spring; and so her voice and ? ;?.(! me. Tho:; : ;.<?ard an exclamation of dis? may : ! by laughter, in which G joined merrily. "Oh, ,-r mind; we're not afraid!" aed. I ha?! ? unded the curve In the path ?' should have seen the I but the rkness was ut. ?here was m! ? . e for a moment, in which I ar to them. Then my grandfather's voice broke out < must go back with you! A fine pei ? you are to guide an old man! a foolish virgin, indeed, with no oil in her lamp!" do not! Of course I'm go? ing to see you Quite to your own door! I eoa : to put my hand to the lant. . ?hen turn back!" "This walk isn't what it shonld be." said my grandfather, "we'll have to make : ,,ne In the spring." . : ;?.??y were silent and I heard him fufibiy striking a match, when the lantern fell, its wires rattling as it struck the ground, and -.claimed with renewed mer hoir misfortune. "If yo? will allow me!" 1 called out, fumbling in my pocket for my own matchbox. I have sometimes thought that there Is really some sort of decent Courtesy to roe. An old man caught in a rough path that was none too eood ?l BesT? And ?>lrT7? ? re not, I fancy, the reflections that crossed my mind at the moment. "Ah, it's Ja<S. my grand an was showi' the way to the gate and our : out." eux." I murmured. I I hope, an icy tm d my displeasure, aere with, ibt, its fullest v. grop? ing in the dark for the lost lai ? Wanted You to Come, 8qulr Glenarr 1 ? w k It. but ?.? her finge: I d ins a '. not i was ? "H gan. lignant al condi leavii: l e"Thank you; I shall | | ? back anain, so nobel It was ; .?ig to an I itha'a ? follow? d, un Prooa the (olds of her cloak stole the faint perfut ' Bight of i .oiind. -and aril I was s: ?hing ? when she spoke over her shoul? der: ;i are very kind, hut I am not the least afrahl. Mr. Qlensnau" "Hut there Is something I wish to say to you. now that we have u I should like?" a slackened her step. 3." "I am going away." "Yes; of course; you are going away." tone implied that this was some? thing that had been ordained from the beginning or time, and did not mat? ter. "And I wish to say a word about Mr. Pickering," I added. paused and faced me abruptly. Ws were at the edge of the wood. and the school lay quite near. She caught the cloak closer about her and gave her head a little toss I remem? bered well, as a trick compelled by the vagaries of woman's headdress. "I can't talk to you here. Mr. Glen arm; I had no Intention of ever see? ing you again; but I must say thia to you?" "Those notes of Pickering's?I shall ask Mr. Olenarm to give them to you ?aa a mark of esteem from me." She stepped backward as though I had struck her. "You risked much for them?snd for him?" I went on. "Mr. Olenarm. I have no intention of dlscsssing that, or any other mat? ter with you?" "It is better so?" "But your accusations, the things you imply, are unjnst. Infamous!" The quaver in her voice shook my resolution to deal harshly with her. "If I bad not mvself been a wit neas?" I began. ?a; you have the con?oit of your own wisdom, led a re r "Bat that challenge to follow ?V my pi? away, ouly to find that Plckeriag was ' he tunnel In search of those m?tes?don? know that '.Inge were a blow that hurt? You had been the spirit Through all these months, from the hour I s ed you paddle off into the - your 0SJKM the days brigh?? ed me. and awa -bitions that I had f -abandon? ago. k-gle her???it seems so idle, so vor.? ? now! But I'm glad I follov I'm g" . iw I want y know that Pickering shall not - for anything that 1 I shall ? h him; for y<iur he shall go f? A s:r!i s -it It was like hand **vl I |a to him with your . ? II of me' And I shall BOi but I will say irm: 1 had no ht of seeing him at the ? is a surprise t and whee. | that : 'id a purpose?a paused and I bent for? waiting for lier ? Mere lay her great of ' ? ?night be disposer .? ? I at was tho t and way?a: .olful thir flut d c light ? ' - 'iild I h b ? tell you a* nk ill thai are so ?! I 1 U and U ... ? I want : ew away, ? ? J you to ? I had s> that I . My r ag, uo doubt, ??s in the grounds that are his ht. s concerned In winter's tale let me say a word The prisoner whom Larry left behind WS ??-ed after >-<? with all the honors of war. and y add without br? ?onfl > a comf1 Lar? ry has made a reputation by his book study into the conditions of the Czar's empire, and, g squeezed that lemon, he is now in Tib?t. His father has secured from ' ?- . tsassauuty fbv Larry, so long as that ?is away from Iroland. My friend's latest leti??rs to ?main, I note, no referents to . Bates Is in California conducting a fruit ranch, and when he visited ae last Christmas he bore all the marks of a gentleman whom tbe world uses well. Stoddard's life has known many remarkable changes in the three years that have passed, but they must wait for another day, and, perhaps, another historian. Suffice it to say that it was he who married us?Marian and me?In tho little chapel by tho wall, and that when he comes now and then to visit us, we renew our impression of him as a man large of body and of soul. Sister Theresa continues at the head of St. Agatha's, and ?he and the other Sisters of her brown-clad com? pany are delightful neighbors. Pick? ering's failuro and subsequent disap? pearance were described sufficiently in the newspapers, and his name is never mentioned at Glenarm. As for myself?Marian Is tapping tbe floor restlessly with her boot and I must hasten - I may say that. I am no idler. It was I who carried on the work of finishing Glenarm House, and I manage tbe farms which my grandfather has lately acquired in this neighborhood. But better still, from my own point of view, I maintain In Chicago an office as consulting engi? neer, and I have already had several Important commissions. Glenarm House is now what my grandfather had wished to make it, a beautiful and dignified mansion. He insisted on filling up tho tunnel, so that the Door of Bewilderment Is no more. The passage in the wall and the atroag box in the paneling of the chimney-Breast rSmafri.ThougE the Tat? ter we uso now as a hiding place for certain prized bottles of rare whisky which John Marshall Glenarm ordalna shall be taken down only on Christ? mas Eve?, to drink the health of Olivia Glady?'Armstrong. That young woman. 1 may add. is now a belle In ? her own city, and of the scores of ? youngsters all the way from Pittsburg a- Orleans wl ??? her hearL my word is, may the best man win' ? patient of women ?Is walking toward th eager for the ? tas lakaward, and at last I am : The End (Japanese Taste in Colors. quietly, more so than Ameicans. Tho ned out in very g.i : ors, contrasts of purp". ??te. The children wear mostly big , pattern?? of "kasuri." This Is the ? name for the large patterns of as, blocks, lines, etc.. which aro y white patterns on blue ground. ?s a favorite color in Jaran, prob ?nore so than any other singlo 'color, varying from indigo to very blue. Tho older thr more soberly Uacy dress, an colors. Black m ? Faid to bo the national color In and the clothing mostly used la narrow striped gray and black. The younger girls affect gay colors, and on holidays that Is true of a large pcr >' the people, but ordinarily the r> Jima" is the national cos name "daimlo jima." which means "daimio stripes." is said to have beea derlyed from the fact that anciently it was the distinctive dress ??.:??- \' x' ? small whl' round aro In m ion use. "There'? Many a Slip.** phrase ? : with a was prophesI??d of a and t? esy was fulfilled. When Ancaeus was king of Samo? In the \n archipelago, he pleated ? tensive vinoya-d. :md oppress^ so heavily io its cultH :ie of the bo'.d that ! r live to tast? of thr wr klng laughed and had the slave beaten. Then at last when the win*? I ?*nt for the ?>!.-? ness him d tlret glass in ? >w him ? was Whos - ant app^ !:o glass of liquor, said: "What many a and lip." was ti Vucaeus was inf thst ? ping t ? boar. ? is killed in tl uves prophecy wa ?Different, .la-. V-r- Irr? te as having serves of iron. ? .? h?? per? I . him li , excite : have s?5en for a long titu? been a most ui. and ? "No. on.* ->f ? <lr??n had a mild attack ot Taking a Rest. : a." ..iy." " V? "Wonld >o,i do Just as t.? yos li.td I think I ? "Tl:. ! and Split on his ays Ifs a ti.. Bat right there the admirer of G ? ?-s.-. A Present for a Huaband. Furnltu: lam. there is no n: eat for a than a ha:, at this one, for example. Customer?It but what are all I | lare thir. "Drawers, madam That desk has 160 separate drawers." "Huh? And every time he mislays anything he'l! me to find it. Show me a desk with one drawer."? ?. Y. Weekly. Inconspicuous. Rural Minister?None of the broth? ers whose duty it is to pass the plate Is her?? BO ?il Would you BBjBBt to taking up the collection? Modest Worshiper?I issed the plate in church in my life, and I'm ? afraid I'd be rather awkward. "Oh. never mind that. It wasn't be noticed. Most of my congregatl?>n be? come absorbed in their hymn about the time tho plate goes round." ?N. Y. Waarrdj Obliging. ? re," said the customer, "is a shoe button that I found in the su M," replied th" p:<>;>rletor of the otieap restaurant, "why do you want to tell me about It?" "? a?t??)? wished to let you know that I streme J to have proof that Out?? was something more than old rubber in Ihe stuff."?Chicago Record-Herald. Good Advice. "Good advice may not often be took." said Uncle Eben, "but a man allus hab so much fun givin' It dat It ain't nebber right to say it was actu? ally wasted."?Washington Star. Hit Wrong Ones. "Do man in de automobile dat's sim? ply tryln' to kill time," said Cuele Eben, "Is another one o' dese folks dat's liable to hit some Innocent by? stander."?Washington Star.