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Disgrace Does Not Consist in the Punishment but in the Crime
This Day in History.
THIS is the anniversary of the defeat of Peter the Great
in 1700 by Charles XIL of Sweden. The Russian
monarch had 40,000 troops against the 8,000 of his op
ponent, but the superior generalship of the Swede more
than balanced the numerical superiority of the Czar.
Ink Stains.
TO remove black ink staim, the article should be washed
immediately in several waters and then in milk, letting
it soak in the milk for several hours; the stain will disap
pear. Washing the article immediately in vinegar and
water, ond then in soap and water, will remove all -ordinary
ink stains.
When a Girl Marries
Anne, in Spite of Herself Is Forced Into a More Intimate
Friendship With Evvy.
CHAPTER HI.
(Copyright, 1018, by Kings Feature
Syndicate, Inc.)
et 7" OU were with
" V What do you
I that?" Jim's vi
with Phoebe!
mean by
I thatr Jim's voice rainy
snapped out at Neal as ho
tpent on him all the irritation and
wrath accumulated against me and
By "lecture" on gambling.
But Neal was too happy to be Ir
ritated by anything.
Tee with Phoebe," he said.
The, car broke down, and we had
to -walk till we found a trolley."
"Oh!" That one exclamation of
" Jim's held volumes of' relief. Then,
of course, Virginia and Sheldon
were along."
Tm yes, of course," replied
Neal, as though he meant, "Were
they? I didn't notice. They don't
count."
And during the long, sleepless
hoars of the night, when I lay
dreading the sutlering Jim's passion
for gambling might cause us both,
the-memory of Neal's glorified face,
and his vibrating voice corafprte.d
me.
But with the return of day not
even the thought of my brother's
happiness could cheer me. I dragged
through a long morning tortured by
worry. Lunch was a sorry pre
tense I couldn't manage to eat a
bite. For I know Just how terrible
Is the situation the wife of a
gambler faces.
What women suffer when the men
they love stake fortune, decency
and manhood even ion the "turn "f
a. card" I learned In my early
youth. My own father was a gam
bler. Hy childhood alternated be
tween red plush and gUt hotel
suites on noisy thoroughfares, and
rag-carpeted hall bed rooms In
diner boarding houses on furtive
back streets. Mother and I were
starving In the bog of shame, where
father left us, when he died.
The Savior Act.
rather Andrew Ilyland married
mother and brought us td a little
home on an elm-shaded village
street. But it was those years that
took their toll of mother. She
passed on when Keal was a tiny lad.
Neal forgets her, but I can" never
forget. V.nd today I face the very
problem that killed my mother.
Six hours alone with my thoughts
and I begin to grjw morbid des
perate. Then Betty came Into ray
mind. Suddenly love and faith and
a great need of her struggled out
or the -ugly "mfsts or Tealousy that
have -always kept me from ac
knowledging evejOo'lnyself how
fine and splendid Betty Bryce Is.
I called Bettys- house. The
maid told me that Mrs. Bryce had
gone over to Mrs. Dalton'a apart
ment. So Betty was helping Virginia
move Into the new apartment they
were friends already! For a mo
ment I felt shut out. alone. I had
rejected Betty's efforts at friend
shipVirginia had refused mine
and they had found each other.
Envy chilled me for & moment, then
I conquered my feelings and called
Virginia. The line was busy, but
the operator downstairs promised
to call me as soon aa'she could get
the number.
A ring of the door bell summoned
rne from the phone. And I opened
the door to find Ewy on the thres
hold. She was smiling and radiant
and her greeting restored my con
fidence In myself. After all. I had
wanted an old friend and Jim's to
help us nd one had come to me.
Instead of being Jealous because
she liked my boy, I must use
Ewy's liking for his benefit.
But before I could embark upon
toy purpose Ewy stated hers.
"Anne, I want you to come down
to our country place for the week
end. We're closing the house early
this rear but before we do you
must see It. We'll Just be a cosy
little foursome you and Jlmmle
and Neal and L Dots next Satur
day suitT"
"Just the four of us, Ewy? Sup
pose Jim doesn't want ta leave his
sisters? Or Neal might have an
engagement " I replied.
"Quite true, dear. But I've my
heart set on this. Don't you think
yo could manage It for me?
Don't you think, perhaps, you owe
me this much?"
An Interruption.
As I stared at Ewy In amaze
ment, she went on:
"Don't you think, dear. It Is about
time we came to an understanding?
Now your game Is "
Bar words were punctuated by a
sharp ring of the telephone. Bet
ty's clear voice greeted me when I
took, the receiver.
"Hello, Princess Anne! Teur
operator tells me she's been trying
ta tret us for half an hour. How
about your running right over to
help ns stow furniture In the right
lights and corners? Tour own place
recommends you as a homemaker.
Will you come?"
"Oh, Betty, how sweet you are
not leaving- me out even now," I
cried. Impulsively, Then I continued
deliberately In the hope of making
amends to Evvy. "Ewy Mason's
here It was she who helped me put
jsr bouse In order,"
J waited for Betty to say, "Filial
Bring her right along." But In
stead, she replied, coldly!
On, Miss Mason! Well, then, of
course, you can't come. Virginia
wTIV be sorry."
Her words set up a wall between
us. Inside that wall were" Virginia
and Betty and shut out on the
other side were Evvy and I. For
one rapmoc I had felt my self ap.
r'oaehlR8 through Befty a happy
Intimacy wjla Virginia, now j was
thrust "Into outer darkness" again.
As I hose; op the receiver and
turned ta JBwy, I had a quick
glimpse it its face. It seemed al
aseet SiMmeo. Byes narrowed
and lips In a thin line, the wistful
appeal of Ewy's face was entirely
lost but only for one fleeting sec
ond then her eyes widened again
to blue depths and her lips curved
into an engaging smile.
"So they don't want us!" she cried
In a tone that established "us" firm
ly as partisans. "Well who cares?
We have est other, so don't let
those snobs hurt you. honey-girl. I
came to take you for a little spin
In the car and then tea at ear
ner's. Let's get'out Into the air."
Anything would have been bet
ter than staying alone, a prey to
Famous Springs May Be Chosen
Home For Convalescent Soldiers
A
TtROWHEAD HOT SFKCR3B.
C&l-f .Nov. 3uv rtuiuur uit
this place has been chosen
by the Government for a
soldiers' convalescent bome.y gives
It peculiar Interest at this moment,
since' no spot in America could af
ford better conditions for such pa
triotic use. Its location, high on
the mountainside about 3,000 fest
above sea lvl and with still high
er protecting peaks to the north
oners 10 me neaiin-seeKer isiai
recuperative advantages.
The discovery and use of these
waters date far back In the life of
California's aborigines; poetic
legends of whom still mingle in Its
many-sided history: trot Its one
feature of unique character Is the
clearly defined arrowhead carved
by nature upon Its northern moun
tain wall. This arrowhead, cover
ing" several acres and pointing to
the springs, stands but In striking
contrast both In soli and vegeta
tion to the ground In Its Immedi
ate vicinity, and It has played a big
part In the history of the spot.
The Indians. It is said, were first
attracted by the mystic signboard,
and were. naturaUy, the flrat pa
trons .of the springs. Later a band
of Mormons, sent out to explore
for peaceful Mormon elbow-room,
came upon this arrowhead and
hailed It as a symbol of Divine
leading. For a while a branch of
the sect made Its home here, but
all that reminds one of their pres
ence todsy Is a little '"Mormon
cemetery" Inclosure with tomb
stones bearing the name of "Smith "
where It Is said certain Mormon
wives were buried.
Belongs te the Past.
However, all this bepngs to the
traditionary past. The only trace
of the aborigines now existing here
Is the same of Its principal spring.
Hfof1-.GTjeh,"At7Pirhead" Is
the ft-insUtlpn. HoUntsrs flow
freely from many founts In these
mountains, .but the highest degree
of thermallty of them all Is found
In the PeqyugsJ sprlng.lStklng but
8 degrees of the boiling point- One
ef the rare dishes at the hotel table,
which Is ham raised and cured upon
the estate, owes its dtllcaey to the
Fenyu-gal spring, where It Is cooked
In nature's firelcss cooker. To
realise a perfection In culinary art,
one needs to partake of this dish.
It Is kept In the sprng (about five
feet deep) all night and till time
to serve at noon the following day.
The restorative qualities of these
waters need no boosting. Guests
will go there all broken up nerv
ously, or.with deranged digestive
organs, and in a few days on may
remark the change that Is taking
place. An analysis shows more or
less of the usoal constituents of
.!nal wa,V ,n thMe Prlngs.
with the exceptlen of the dl-sodlura
.... ... .. .....
Keeping Your Teeth
HOW TO KEEP THEM FROM DECAY.
By Brice Belden, M. D.
Op HE enamel of the teeth con
I slsts of lime. There Is also
lime In the saliva. When
anything happens to the enamel,
germs attack the Internal structure
of the teeth. If there Is sufficient
lime In the saliva to protect the
enamel against the attacks ef acids,
the teeth will remain Intact.
Decay of the teeth has Increased
since we began the uie of fine flour,
which Is lacking In lime.
The reason why the toothbrush
alone does not check dental decay
Is because of dietary defects. There
Is no doubt that the toothbrush Is
a very great aid In arresting decay,
but we should deal directly with
the cause of the decay.
In the first place, we must In ev
ery possible way Increase our gen
eral resistance to disease. If the
blood Is of good quality and the
tlasues In good condition, we shall
be well protected. Local Infections,
as of the teeth, will be less likely
to occur If general resistance Is
good.
The food eaten should be rich In
Household
Sosp Jelly, which Is necessary for
washing all woolens, as sosp must
not be rubbed on them. Is made as
follows; Shred as much soap as
will be required, the quantity de
pending upon the number of articles
to be washed. Do not cut up mnru
than is necessary, as seap Jelly
rather wastes with keeping. Put
the shredded eoap Into a lined sauce
pan, which should be kept for the
purpose, and cover It with cold
water. Allow this to melt slowly
on tht liltahsn stove, or In the oven,
until the sosp Is dissolved. Do not
try to hurry the process, as the
soap will very readily froth up In
the saucepan and boll over, As soon
as the seap Is quite cltar and with"
out lumps It I ready for use, This
will ferw a Jelly when said, e4
must always be dissolved fcefer
using-
By ANN LISLE
my thoughts. I was In dire need
of friendship; so I held out my
hands to Ewy Jn actual yearning.
"Tou are a real friend, aren't you,
Ewy? You'll stand by won't
you;" -I begged In a voice that,
strive as I might, would tremble.
Evvy kissed me lightly on the
cheek, but she didn't take my
hands. And her voice had a note
of coldness under Its laughter as
she replied:
"We'll both 'stand by.' So much
for so much that's the basis of
friendship, isn't It. Anne?"
(To Be Continued.)
er arsenate, to which much em
phasis Is given, and td the tempera
ture already alluded to.
Surpasses the Auvergne.
In" the Item of arsenate, a, com
parison has been made with La
Bourboule, In the French Auvergne
mountains, recognized as the most"
arsenical spring yet known. In
temperature the Spa of California
1 surpasses that of the Auvergne. but
pin fn mill., r9 a.I I. f .....
In the matter of arsenic It Is yet a
STOod Ways Off. Tha watr nf T.
Eourboule are arsenlcally danger
ous; their consumption Is conse
quently carefully restricted, but of
these waters one may consume ad
libitum- besides, they are sgreeable
and refreshing to the taste a fact
not utuc.1 In mineral waters.
However, In final analysis, the
golden secret In the magic of Ar
rowhead Springs lies, no doubt. In
their radio activity, il is their sub
tle, living force, unquestionably,
which works the curative marvels
witnessed at this place. The very
high temperature, of these waters
may. It Is supposed, add signally
to their effectiveness.
Arrowhead Is a vast estate, com
prising over 1.800 acres and em
bracing a variety of Interests. A
big part Is devoted to farming, the
raising of vegetables, poultry, cat
tle, grain, eta, everything required
for the supply of Its big fsmlly of
guests: cold water, even, may be
sten flowing In undisturbed limpid
ity close beside the nearly boiling
spring. In fact, the cold water
seems to have a mountain all -to It
self. The mountains hot and cold.
He doss together like twins.
One value of this place as a re
treat for recuperating soldiers Is Its
verr rural advantages. Distant from
Los Angeles about, sixty' mtjes. It
overlooks the big city of San Ber
nardino, whose nightly Illumina
tion spreads out like a great scin
tillating sea below. (A tram-way
passes up and down between the
city and the Springs three or four
times dally.)
Chanm Still Lingers.
It cannot be denied that civiliza
tion has to some extent crept up
these rugged mountain sides; It Is
shows In this Immense caravansary
with Its vast halls and lobbies,
where fashion and cure meet and
try to mingle, but It has not yet
despoiled the native campestral
charm where pure air and wild
scenery are a perpetual Inspiration.
No spot In this country or any
other can be found better adapted
for the rejuvenation of the war-,
worn spirits and bodies of our sold
iers returned from battlefields. No
where could happier results be look
for than here where nature, our
great physician and reeonstltutlve
mother. Is the presiding genius.
B, B.
lime. There must be Included In
the dietary such foods as the greens
and fresh vegetables. Milk is very
rich In lime, containing about six
teen grains to the pint. Our fine
flour bread contains less than one
grain of lime to the pound. Fortu
nately, the war has educated us In
respect to the use of coarse, unre
fined products. v
Whole grain cereals should be
used as much as possible. Fine
flour, hominy, corn meal, polished
rice, and most breakfast foods are
deficient lit lime.
It Is well to brush the teeth after
each meal. In order to remove food
particles which under the Influence
of germs In the mouth undergo
acid fermentation. It Is the acids
formed In this way which attack
the enamI and neutralize the lime
In the saliva.
It can readily be seen that the
use of antiseptic mouth washes is
of no avail In preserving the teeth.
If the Important measures described
In this article are neglected.
A toothless roce, which we are
tending to become, will not be a
virile race. Unon your teeth de
pends our destiny not only as In
dividuals but n a, race.
Suggestions
Ecru laeo which hs's become dusty
and shabby In npprarancn without
being actually tnwh soiled may be
effectively renovated by dry clean
Ing. If several articles are to be
treated, a quart of flour should be
placed In a bowl end the lace should
be dipped In It and rubbed and
squeezed wllh the fingers In exactly
the same manner o If water or
sospsuds were employed. The flour
should be lightly bcat-n off the Isee
with tlio hand and the articles
gently shaken In (lie open air until
every particle of flour Is eliminated.
For polishing brass or copper,
make a pasta of rotten.stone and
cottonseed nil. If there are bad
spots or stains, use a little oxalle
acid solution to remove them, but
rinse eft Immediately with wars
water and rub ever with the esttssv
seed etL
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negligee of orchid satin, The skirt is accordion plaited, and the
draped blouse lias hand-painted sprays of wild roses. Bands-nf
American beauty velvet add a charming and "different"
trimming.
Advice to the Lovelorn
BY BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
By BEATRICE FAIRFAX.
A Devoted Parent.
DEAR MISS FAIRFAX:
I ara thlrty-slx and my wife
Is thirty-four. We have three
children, the oldest twelve. My
wife and I separated a year and
a half ago, and six months af
terward she filed a bill of di
vorce. The trouble was that she
used to go out to dance balls
and forget to come home. One
time she staid out for a week.
Now the suit seems to be drop
ped and I am sending money
every week to my wife and
children, who are In another,
city. My wife has promised
time and again to Join me here
so we csn have our home and
children together, but now she
writes she docs not care to. She
did very wrong, but I have for
given her. Just for the sake of
the children. Shall I stay here
or go to ree her?
A FATHER.
Slnee It Is your wife alone who
is In the wrong, and you have
forgiven her and wish to be with
her again, I shouldn't think you
would hesitate to go where she Is.
Isn't that the only way to regain
tho home life that you long for
and the Intimate relationship with
the children? Your Children are
fortunate In their father's faithful
affection, and I hopo you may find
happiness with them.
Are Blondes Deceitful?
DEAR MIS FAIRFAX:
I am a blondo twenty-two
yearn old and have been on very
friendly terms with a man three
years my senior for two years.
I am sura we would sjecnme
mora than friends to eoeh other
If It weren't for ono thing my
being a blonde. It seems his
friends have constantly been
warning lilm that a union b
tween us would end disastrous.
ly, as blondes always prove
fickle.
Although I have never In
word or deed deceived my
friend, I am afraid he will fin
ally be Influenced by his friends.
Now, Miss Fairfax, Is there any
thing I can do or say wbioh will
convince him that all blondes
are not deceitful and fickle,
JESSIE.
Is It porslble that this young
man's entire acquaintance Is bru
nette with the exception of your
self? And la til era no blonde among
the members of his own famllyj
He doubtless already places deep
eenfldence la one or moss blondes
and (here should be ne difficulty
In leading him to see how shawd
this blonde-and-brunette division
of human beings Is.
But thero Is another aspect of
your problem. Can you yourself
trust a man who Is so easily In
fluenced by his friends? If he has
known you for two sears and has
found you responsible and sym
pathetic always, what further proof
can you be expected to supply that
the prejudice against blondes is
ridiculous?
DO YOU KNOW
THAT
Sugar Is said to have been known
to the Chinese 3.000 years ago.
George Stephenson's engine, "The
Rocket." weighed four and a-half
tons, while a modern engine weighs
as much as 100 tons.
Ivy bushes used to be hung over
the doors of tprns as signboards,
because the plant was sicred to
Bacchus, the Roman god of wine.
After dinner In Argentina many
housekeepers serve, Instoad of cof
fee, a basin of soup, which strnngers
And some difficulty In swallowing.
Regarded medicinally, strawberry
wlno Is held to be superior to grape
wine. Spanish doctors who have
investigated the matter report that
strawberry wlno gives the groiter
strength to a weakened constitu
tion. Tho strawberry wlno Indus
try Is said to be assuming some Im
portance In Spain.
Korean umbrellas are covered
with ollod paper and cost about 12
cents each.
A RUka widow when she puts on
mourning paints tho upper part of
her faco a deep black.
A street In Lynns the Rue de la
Rapubllqtio Is paved with glass.
The blocks ere elht Inches square
and so closely fitted that water
cannot pass between tlio Interstices.
The British roast Is -so well pro
tected with llghlliouirs that If a
ship sailed right oroun England,
Scotland and Ireland by night only
on six occasions would It bo where
It could not ree toe light of a light
house lantern.
Bracelets have been morn from
time Immemorial, "but few wearers
of the golden bands of the present
day knew that they were once used
to distinguish the Insane. Before
lunatics were confined to asylums
they ware an armlet fer dlstine-.
Here is a lloust of flesh col
ored or white georgette crepe
with that soft picot-edged ac
cordion plaited ruffle you find
so becoming. This model from
Good Housekeeping.
PUSS IN BOOTS
JUNIOR
By David Cory.
N.OW the song which the
meadow lark started to
sing In the last story was
this:
"Little Puss Junior, you will find
That the brook that flows close
at hand m
empties Into the River Dee.
On the border of Mother Goose
Land."
"Well, that's where I want to go,
back to dear Mother Goose Land,"
said little Puss Junior with a sigh,
and he stretched out his legs and
looked at his red top boots.-whlch
were dusty as could be with the
dsy's travel.
'"Fiddle dee dee, fiddle dee dee,"
sang the grasshopper, and then the
little robin redbreast started to
sing:
"Over the hills apd far away
Is tbe land where Mother Goose
children play.
Ilumpty Dumpty upon his wall.
And little Boy Blue with bis bugle
call.
And little Boo Peep with her snow
white sheep,
And Wee Willie Winkle, who
i makes tbera sleep."
"O, dear! and O, dear!" sighed
Puss, "how I wish I was there."
And would jou believe It, all of a,
sudden dear Old Mother Goose her
self, on her snow-white gander,
flew down from the sky!
"llelloo. little kitten." she said.
"I thought ou were lost, and all
the little peaple of Mother Goose
Land were vondering where you
had gone."
"Take me with you, dear Mother
Goose, for I iri so tired," said little
Puss Junior. And then the dear old
lady helped him to climb on the
gander's back, and when she had
seated herself Just In front of him
her feathertd steed flapped his
wings and rese high in the air, and
after he had lookrd all around, he
set sail straight for Mother Goose
country.
Well, on and on they flew, and by
and by the sun went down In his
red and crimson bed in the west
and the Twinkle, Twlnltlc Star came
out. And when she raw Puss on
Mother Goose's Gander, she told
the Man In the Moon, who was so
happy to hear the good news that
h forgot to rat a cheese sandwich
before going to bed.
Well, when mornlne; cam". Puss
opened his eyes, and at first he
didn't remember where she was. So
Mother Goose tickled his ear and
gave him a saucer of cream, which
she hsd kept In her big basket, and
after that the gander flew down to
earth. And where do you suppose
he landed? Why, right In the gar
den of the Slng-a-Song-of-Slxpense
Castle.
And the maid wss In the garden
Hanging out the clothes.
But there wasn't any blackbird
To ping her pretty nose
for the king had stopped counting
his money and had hired a little
man with n. great big gun to shoot
any blackbird that dared come Into
the garden on Monday. And In the
next story you shall hear what hap
pened after that.
(Copyright. 101S, David Cory.)
To Be Centlnned.
Long-Lived Birds.
Some birds live to a great age.
The age of ninety Is known to have
been reached by a gray parrot, and
there nrn many statements of birds
of the parrot family having lived
for over a century. The raven also
la credited wllh hiving ree chert one
hundred years. The domestic goose
Is onother long-Jived bird. Many
Instances are known of geese at
taining forty years, Tlio ordinary
domestic fowl Is seldom allowed to
die of old age, but In some country
places old hens that have been
made pets are to be seen, and are
allowed to remain until they are
ten er twelve years eld, long pre
viously having eeaaed to lay.
The "Zepp's" Passenger
AN EXC11ING AND ROMANTIC NEW SPY SERIAL
Dick Tells Helen, and Philippa How
Lessingham Made His imprison
ment Bearable.
"What a dear he must have been
to have remembered and ts have
been so faithful!" Philippa observed,
looking away for a moment.
fHe's a real good sort," Felstssd
declared enthusiastically,' "although
heaven knowf why he's turned
German! Bs worked like a Slavs
for me. I dare say he didn't find U
so difficult to get me better quar
ters and a, servant, and decent food.
bat when the told me that I was
free veil. It nearly knocked pae
silly." 4
"Ths dear fellowr Philippa, mur
mured pensively.
"Do you remember hint, either of
you?" Felsted continued. "Rather
good-looking he was, and a little
shy, but Quits a sportsman-"
I seem to remember," Philippa
admitted. '
"The nam sounds fantallar,"
Helen echoed. "Do hm soms
more chutney. Dick?"
"Thanks! What a pfgI ara mak
ing of myself!" he observed cheer
fully. "Tou girls wilt think I can't
talk about any one but Maderstrora,
but the whole business beats me so
completely. Of course, we were
grest pals. In a way. but I never
thought that I was the apple of his
eye, or anything of that sort. How
he got the Influence, too, 1 can't Im
agine. And, oh! I knew there was
something else I wss going to ask
you girls," Felstead went on. "Have
you ever had a letter, or rather
a letter each, uncensored? Just a
line or two? I think I mentioned
Maderstrom which I should not
have been allowed to do In the ordi
nary prison letters."
Felstead was helping himself to
cheese, and he saw nothing Of the
quick glance which passed between
the two women.
"Tss, we had them. Dick," Philip
pa told him. "It was one afternoon
It doesn't seem o very long ago.
And, oh, how thankful ws wert!"
Felstead nodded.
"He got them .aeross all right,
then. Tell me, did they corns through
Holland? What was the postmark?"
The postmark." Philippa repeat
ed, a little dovhtful. "Tou heard
what Dick- asked, -Helen ?The post
mark?" "I don't think there was one,
Helen replied, glancing anxiously at
.Philippa.
Felstead set down hs glass.
"No postmark? Tou mean no for
eign postmark, I suppose? They
were posted In England, eh?"
Philippa shook her head.
-They came to us, Dick," she said,
"by hand." . . .
Fslstead was. without a doubt,
astonished,- He turned round In his
chair toward Philippa.
"By hand?" he repeated. "Do
you mean to say that they ere
... ,i ......, h.re hv hand.
Perhaps something In his manner
warned them. Philippa laughed as
she bent over bis chair.
"We will tell you how they came,
presently." she declared, "hut not
until you have finished your lunch,
drunk the last drop of that cham
pagne, and had at least two glasses
of the port that Mills has been de
canting so carefully. After that we
will see. Just now I have only one.
feeling, and I know that Helen
has It, too. Nothing else mattera
except that we have you home
SFe"stead patted his sister on the
cheek, drew her face down to his,
and kissed her.
"It's so wonderful to he at homer
he exclaimed apologetically. "But I
must warn you that I am the
rabldest person alive. I went out to
the war with a certain amount of
respect for the Getmana. I have
come baekvloathlng them like ver
min. I spent but I won t go on.
Mills made his appearance with
the dreanter of port.
"I beg your ladyship s pardon.
he said, as he filled Felstead's glass.
but Mr. Lessingham has arrived and
Is In the library, waiting to see you.
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CHAPTER XXVITI.
To Major Richard Felstead. Mills'
announcement was without sig
nificance. For the first time he be
came conscious, however, of some
thing which seemed almost like a
seccret underrstandlng between his
sister and his fiancee.
"Tell Mr. Lessingham I shan b
with him In a minute or two. if he
will kindly wait," Fhlllppa ln
Instrueted. "Who Is Mr. Lessingham?" Rich
ard Inquired, as soon as the door
had closed behind Mills. "Seems a
queer time to call."
Helen glanced at Philippa. whose
tips framed a decided negative.
"Sir. Lessingham Is a gentleman
staying In the neighborhood," the
latter replied. "You will probably
make his acquaintance before long.
Incidentally he saved Henry's life
the other night."
"Sounds exciting." Rlrhard ob
served "What form of destruction
was Henry courting?"
"There was a trawler shipwrecked
In the storm," Philippa explained.
Tou can see It from all the front
windows. Henry was on board, re
turning from one of his fishing ex
cursions. They were trying to find
Dumble'a anchorage and were driven
In on to that low ridge of rock. A
rope broke, or something, they had
no more rockets, end Mr. Lessing
ham swam out with a line."
"Sounds llko a plucky chap."
Richard admitted. Philippa rose to
her feet regretfully.
"I expect he ha come to wish us
good-by." she said. "Pit leave you
with Helen. Dick. Don't let her
overfeed you. And yon know where
the cigars are, Helen. Take Dlek
Into the gun room afterward. Toull
have It all to yourselves and there
Is a fire there."
Fhlllppa entered the library b a
state of agitation tor, which the
was glad to have some reasonable
excuse. She held out both her
hands to Lessingham.
"Dlek Is back Just arrived!" she
exclaimed. "I can't tell you how
happy we are, and how grateful!"
Lessingham halsed her fingers to
his lips.
"I am glad," he said simply. "Do
you mean that he Is In the house
here, now?"
"Ha Is in the dining room with
Helen." r
Lessingham for a momesft was
thoughtful.
"Don't you think," hs suggested,
"that It would be better to keetf us
apart?"
"I was wondsrlnr." she confess
ed. "Have you told him about my
bringing the letters?"
She shook her head.
"We nearly did. Then I stopped
I wasn't sure."
"Tou were wise." he sald.
"Are you wise?" she asked hla
quickly.
"In coming back hare?"
She nodded. ,
"Captain Griffiths knows 'every
thing;" she reminded him. "He Is
simply furious because your ar
rest was Interfered with, r really
believe that he Is dangerous."
Lessingham was unmoved.
"I bad ta come back," he sal,
simply.
"Why did you go awsy so sudden
ly ?"
"Well, I had to do that, too," hs
replied, "only the governing- causes
were-very different. We will speak.
If you do nol mind, only of the
cause which has brought me back.
That I believe you know already."
Philippa was curiously afraid. Bha
looked toward tbe door as though,
with some vague hone of ascana.
She realized that the necessltyfor
decision had arrived.
"Philippa." ha went on. "do you
see what this Is?"
He handed her two folded slips of
paper. She started. At ths top of
one she recognised a smalt photo
graph of herself,
"What are they?" she" asked.
"What, does It mean?"
"They ara passports for America."
hs told her.
"For for raer aha faltered.
"For you and me."
Thar slipped from her Angers. Hs
picked them up from the carpet.
Her. .faceiwas hidden for a moment
la her hands.
"I know so" well how you are feel
ing," he said, humbly. "I know how
terrible a shock this must seem to
you .'when It comes so near. Too
are so- different from the other
women who might do this thing. It
Is jo much harder for too than for
them."
She lifted her head. There wS
still something of the look of a
scared child in her face.
"Don't Imagine me better, than X
am." she begged. "I am not really
different from any other woman.
only It Is tbe first time this sort of
thing has ever come into my life."
"I know. Tou see," he went on.
a little wistfully, " you have Jjot
taken roe. as yet. very far Into your
confidence. Philippa. Tou know
that I love you as a man loves only
once. It sounds like an empty
phrase to say It, but If you will
give me your life to take cara of,
I shall only have one thought to
make you happy. Could I suc
ceed? That is what you have to
ask yourself. Tou .are not happy
now. Do-you think that If you stay
on here, the .future Is likely to be
any better for you?"
She shook her head drearily.
"I believe," she confessed, "that I
have reached the ytrr limit of my
endurance."
He came a little nearer. His
hands rested upon her shoulders
very lightly, yet they seemed like
some enveloping chain. "More- than"
ever In those few moments aha re
alised the spiritual qus!7tu:r J
face. His eyes were ar-'wl JUST
voice, a little broken with ewtjtlon".
was wonderfully tender. H -pelfe
at her as though she wr sets
previous and sacred tblnr
"I am rich." ho sajd.. asitpiT
are few parts of the world where
we could not live. We could find
our way to the Islands, tike your
great writer Stevenson In whom
you delight so much: Islands full
of color, and wonderful birds, and
strange blue skies; Islands where
the pescc of the tropics dulls mem
ory, ami time beats only In the
heart. The world is a great place.
Phfllppa. and there are corners
where the sordid crime of this
ghastly butchery has scarcely been
heard of. where the horror and the
taint of It are as though ther never
existed, where the sun snd moon
are still unashamed, and the gray
monsters ride nowhere upon the
sapphire seas."
"It sounds like a fairy tale." aha
murmured, with a half psihetle.
smile.
"Love nl-vnys fashions life lfka a
fairy tale." he replied.
She stood perfectly stm.
"Tou must have "my answer snr,
at this moment?" sho asked at last.
"There e,re yet some hours," he
told her. "I have a very powerful
automobile here, and tonight there
I a full moon. If we le-vo here at
10 o'cloek, we can catch the steamer
tomorrow afternoon. Everything;
has been made very easy for me.
Aryl fortune, too. Is with us your
vindictive commandant. Capt'ln
Griffiths, Is In London. Tou aea,
yon have the whole afternoon for
thoueht. I want you only for your
happiness. At 10 o'clock I shaft
come here. If you are coming with
me you must be ready then. Too
understand?"
"I understand," she assented, un
der her breath. 'And. now.1 aha
went li. raising her eyee. "some
how I think that you ara right. It
wonhl be better for you and Dick
not to meet."
"I am sure of It." he agreed. ."I
shall cone for my answer at 10
o'clock. I wonder'
(To Bs Continued Monday.
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