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Let a Man Overcome Anger by Love and Evil, by Good
t This Day in History
THIS is the anniversary of the organization of the Panama.,
Canal Company in France in 1880. the attempt oJC the
French to' dig the canal resulted in, a failure which cost
millions, owing chiefly td the obstacles of climate. T,be
canal waa dug by the United States and finished just before
the great war.
Remarkable Celestial Conjunctions.
MARS, Mercury and Venus are all evening stars together
now, assembled near the sun, and the new moon
passes them one after the other, being first in conjunction
with Mercurv, then with Mars, and finally with Venus.
The latter now sets about an hour and a half after sundown
and will become more conspicuous every night.
KSSMMaU
The Heart Breakers
A REAL AMERICAN ROMANCE
Honora Agree to Go Back to Mrs.
: Bruce, and Mildred Welcomes
an Afternoon of Freedom.
By Virginia Terhune Van
de Water. .
YET, even as she spoke. Hon
ors, saw the look of anxiety
And fear creeping: into the
tired eyes. This woman should
sot be left alone with her thoughts.
Woald It make you nervous if,
instead of that, I borrow a wrap
per from you and lie here on the
each?" the girl suggested.
Tho smtlo that illuminated the
elder woman's pale features showed
that Honora had been right in her
suspicions.
'Oh, how lovely! Are you sure
that you would not mind that you
would be comfortable?" Mrs. Bruce
asked.
"Absolutely sure," the girl de
clared. "I would love to be right
Jaere Sear you."
She had donned a blanket-robe
atahy alzfes too large for her when
there sounded a tap at the door.
"Cattle in!" Mrs. Bruce called,
asi Arthur entered, and. bending
ever his mother, kissed her good
night. "CtbDd-aight!" he said, as he passed
-Honora. Then, with a smile, "You
look quite swallowed up in that
big wrapper of mother's."
"Perhaps I do, but it is dellclous
ty warm And comfy," Honora smiled
bicK.
The man spoke softly. "I shall
be In the library if I am needed,"
ae said. "I am not going to bed
tgalght, but will be on the lounge
In the library, so you can get me
in & minute, in case anything hap
akas." CHAPTER MI.
Mr. Bruce had bad -a quiet night,
the nurse announced.
She and Honors, were at
-t&e breakfast table. llrs. Bruce
Jjad gone to sit with her husband
while the nurse took her morning
!eaL first asking Honora to re
main in the dining room and '.'hat
ltk Miss Hartley and see that her
wants werw supplied. Arthur ac
eoBpanied his zric-ther upstairs, so
the nurse and guest here alone for
tka time.
"You really think your patient is
better?" Honora asked.
"He Is comfortable," Miss Hart
ley evaded. "But one cannot tell
when a change may come. Of
course, he may rally and yet he
may cot."
"Poor 2&r. Bruce!"-1 the' girl
sashed.
"You are going to remain here
today with her, are you not?" Miss
Hartley questioned.
"Oh, no, I must go down to the
office this morning. You see,"-she
'explained, "I am only a friend who
ran over to keep her from being
Iftriely last night"
"You did her good," the nurse
affirmed- "But tor you she would
jiet have slept She is very nervous,
and should not be alone."
Honora was worried. She knew
the nurse was right. Yet she her
self must go to the office for &
while, at least. This was Saturday,
asd she 'would be free at 12 o'clock.
JQren bo, there was no reason why
he, an outsider, should remain in
this bouse. Mrs. Bruce was only
casual friend. Now, if Milly had
come, it would be different.
"I hope you can arrange to re-
-tvrn." Miss Hartley said, as, finish
Use Ground Was a Bit Too Cold and Damp to Go Barefoot, So Tomboy Taylor
Came Home on Stilts.
By FONTAINE FOX.
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-' h Md.
ing her light breakfast, she left,
the table.
She Meets Arthur.
In the hall on her way to the
stairs, Honora met Arthur. He had
just had a few words with Miss
Hartley..
"I wish ydu would come back as
the nurse suggests," he remarked
wistfully. "You are such a com
fort" "But" Honora hesitated, "I think
some one else could take my. place
satisfactorily. I wish that Milly"
"She would not want to come!"
Arthur interrupted. "I saw last
night how she shrank from the
Idea."
"That was only because the
thought of serious illness frightens
her," Honora demurred.
"I am not blaming her," Arthur
Interposed. "Do not fancy that
She is young and timid and she was
as you say, frightened at the
thought of witnessing pain of any
kind. Still," musingly, "there is a
perfect love that casts out fear.
But" with an impatient shake of
the head, "I am a sentimental" fool.
No, Milly is all right and she shall
not be bothered to come if she does
not want to. And neither shall
you."
A step on the stairs made the
pair turn. Mrs. Bruce had de
scended eo softly that they had not
heard her.
"You were speaking of coming
back, Honora?" she asked eeagerly.
"You will stay here, won't you?"
Honora explained that Mr. Pear
son would be expecting her at the
qffice.
"But the office closes at noon,
and X can run around here then and
see if you are all right." she sug
gested. "Oh, my dear," and the wife's
tone was pleading, "I wish you
could return and spend Sunday
with -me. I am so lonely and anx
ious. Arthur has to be at his of
fice today, and he really feels bur
dened by the .responsibility of my
dependence upon him. Stlll-r-I must,
not impose upon your kindness."
Honora reflected gravely" for a
moment "I tell you what I will
do," she proposed. "I will go home
to luncheon, sec that all Is well
there,, and return to you this after
noon. Then, if you need me, I can
stay until bedtime. Will that do?"
Willing to Help.
"Xhatwlll help, a-great deal," the
matron said. "And,", with a- smile,
"when I get you here, perhaps I
will not let you eo back tonight"
Before Mr. Pearson's arrival at
his office, Honora called up Mildred
and told her of Mr. Brace's condi
tion. "You must stop by there on your
way home this noon and SBk how ho
Is," the older girl Insisted. "It Is
the tiecent thing to do. As Arthur's
fiancee, good form demands it of
you."
"All right, I'll ko." Mildred agreed.
"Will y.ou be at home to luncheon?"
"Yes. But" hesitatingly. "Mrs.
Bruce wants me to go back there
and stay with her this afternoon.
She will be alone, for Arthur must
be at the office. Unless, Hilly, you
will go over and stay with Mrs.
Bruce."
"Indeed, no!" the younger girl ex
claimed. "I will stop by and see her
for a minute, as you suggest But
A Charming Study of Mother and Child,
Here Is Mabel Taliaferro (Mrs. Carrigan) and Her Youthful Son
Master Bill, Who Has Reached the Proud Age of Ten Months
she will not. -.want me "to .stay, and
you know It You would best make
your arrangement to stay the whole
afternoon with her, Honora.
'And, by -the way, Mrs. Higgins Is
suffering again with sciatica. She
tried to get up this morning, but
every motion hurt her so that she
put on a wrapper instead of aress
and Is 'going to lie down In- her
room all day. The weather is "so
beastly damp that it is the sa'fest
thing for her to do."
"But, my dear, that makes 't
pretty lonely at lAme for you,
doesn't it?" Honora queried.
"Oh. no," Mildred assured her. "I
really don't mind a bit I have some
odd little jobs tb-do about the house.
But of course, I will not go out this
afternoon. It would not be quite
nice of me to leave Mrs. Higgins
alone with only Katie in the house
when you are away, you know."
Honora hung up the telephone re
ceiver, a warm feeling in her heart
toward Mildred.
What the child had said about
Mrs. Higgins showed how kind her
instincts really were.
Perhaps Honora had misjudged
her last night She would certainly
give her the benefit of the doubt
To Be Continued.
One of the most beautiful babies seen daily in, the per
ambulator parade on Riverside Drive is Master Bill Carrigan.
He has reached the proud age of nine months. His first
birthday present was a touring car for seven, persons. In
stead of the cradle that was the first jossessi6n of babies of
another generation, Master Bill received, from "his mamma
the touring car in which he drove about the roads of Con
necticut that radiated as spoikes from a wheel from his Sum
mer home at Tokaheke. His mother is the popular stage
star, Mabel Taliaferro. Miss Taliaferro has adopted two
rules, which she says are fixed as. those of the Medes and
Persians in the rearing of her son and heir. She insists that
he shall always be truthful and that he must save half of
whatever he earns or receives. This is Master Bill's latest
photograph.
DO YOU KNOW
THAT
Opium of the value of nearly mix
thousand pounds sterling, and about
eight hundred pounds in weight,
was 3e!zed on a vessel in p6rt in
Rangoon by the Government Ex
cise Department on October 2 last
Sesame is cultivated in Tonkin
and Annam. It gives a very high oil
yield, sometimes as much as fifty
per cent
For the use of divers in shallow
wRter a Frenchman has invented a
sknple apparatus which supplies air
to a man through a rubber bit held
in his tooth.
A means of making use of the
electric magnet under water has
been devised in Japan, and it
promises to be of great assistance
in locating sunken vessels, to re
cover which salving operations on
a big scale are expected after the
war.
During the last few years a num
ber of new automatic lighthouses
have been built along the coast of
Queensland inside the Great Barrier
Reef. Acetylene dissolved In ace
tone at ten atmospheres pressure is
used, and there are ten cylinders,
each containing one hundred and
seventeen cubic feet, all coupled to
gether. They are changed once a
year.
The best marksmen are usually
those with gray or blue eyes.
It is said that hair from the
tail of a horso is the strongest
single animal thread -known.
Whistling, according to some
physicians, will do much toward
the development of a robust physi
cal frame.
Many Greenland women are bald
on the sides of their heads, owing
to their method of dressing the
hair, which Is pulled back tightly
and held In place by a hairpin.
Unexpected Success.
A professional artist, who had a
wide reputation for comic pictures,
drew a caricature of a woman's
hat which he thought was excru
latingly funny. When ho showed
It to his wife, however, she did
not even smile. "Don"t you llko
It?" Inquired the artist? "Like It?"
she replied. "Of courso I like Its
Why do yot; wasto your tlmn on
those horrid comic pictures when
you are capable of designing beau
tiful things like this? I'm going
straight down to get my milliner
to make me one Just like it!" And
ah did. --
INTERESTING
STORIES
The Money Cowry.
The occurrence of the money
cowry in Ireland and England has a
curious origin. This species, a na
tive of the tropics, is used as cur
rent coin in certain parts of Africa.
Some years ago it was very abun
dant on the coast of Cumber
land near the mouth of the Calder
river. The specimens are believed
to havft come from the Glendowra,
a vessel wrecked off Seascale in a
fog in 1873. She was homeward
bound from Manila and carried
sixty tons of cowries ns part of her
cargo. As this means about seventy
million shells it may well be that
money cowries will be picked up on
our northwestern coasts for many
year3 to come. Those found earlier
tn the coasts of Down. Ireland,
were supposed to have come from
a slavj ship wrecked in the neighborhood.
How Not to Eat Oranges.
Victor Hugo's gastronomic feats
have been the subject, of many a
storj. Hero is one given by Mme.
Judith:
"Upon one occasion he put a
wholo orange, rind and all, into his
mouth and then thrust as many
pieces of sugar as possible into his
cheeks. This achieved, he began to
scrunch it all up with his lips
tightly vdosed. In the midst of this
operation he swallowed two liqueur
glasses of Kirach, and a few min
utes lator opened his mouth ide.
It was empty! No one made any
attempt to imitate him."
Beauties of the Deep Sea.
A large number of fishes are"
phosphorescent. Some even bear in
their heads searchlights like those
of a motor car, which they can
causo to shine at will. Others,
lucky enough to possess a living
bait attached to a long thread, light
their lanterns and thus go fishing.
But there are even more perfect
representatives of this singular
sort of fauna. Within thoir eyes,
which are voluntarily extensible,
like marine glasses, are set true
lenses whose convexity varies ac
cording to tho focus, wlillo diverse
'colors shimmer In tho sheaves of
luminous rays which they project
to a distance. Tho whole world of
dcep-sca lifo is illuminated by a
fairy light which it itself produces.
In default of solar rays. Very often,
too. the Inhabitants of thoso abys
mal deeps glow with tho most
brilliant colors. There are fishes
clad in azure velvet, crustaceans
with cuirasses of opal or emerald,
sea-urchins tinted with ruddy gold
or transparent vermllllon, Bponges
reflecting the hues of the sapphire.
Puss in Boots
Jr.
B& David, Cory.
FR some time Puss" Junior ana'
Tom Thumb sat beneath the
tree wondering how they would
be able to rescue Hapunicl from the
wicked enchantress. And then, all
of a sudden, they saw a handsome
young prince.
"He walks as though 'he were
blind," whispered, Puss.-
"Dld I hear a voice?" cried the
prince, stopping to listen. " "I am
blind; therefore, help me, for I can
do no harm were I so inclined."
"My gracious prince," cried Puss,
stepping forward and taking the
blind prince by the hand. "I am
Puss in Boots, Junior, and with zne,.
as my comrade in arms, is Tom
Thumb."
" 'Tis my misfortune that I cannot
see you both, for I have often heard
of you in rhyme and story," replied
the prince, sitting down and pass
ing his (hand over his poor, sightless
eyes.
"We are now seeking the unfor
tunate Rapunzel," said Puss Junior.
"What!" exclaimed the blind
prince, jumping to his feet "I. too,
would find her, for she is dearerto
me .than life."
And then he commenced to tell
Puss and Tom Thumb how he had
visited Rapunzel every evening by
climbing up her beautiful golden
hair until he reached her little tower
window. Jind how she was weaving
a silken ladder with the skeins of
silk which he brought her.
"And when it was woven and
ready, concluded the blind prince,
"we were to climb down together
and be married."
"But how did you pome to lose
your eyesight?" asked Tom Thumb.
"Alas!" answered the blind prince
"one evening when I had called to
.Rapunzel to let down her hair, I
'found on entering her chamber, not
my beautiful Rapunzel, but an en
chantress, who mocked me, saylnc:
she had taken my beloved far away.
Then in my despair I leaped from
the window; falling Into a thioket
of thorns which pierced my eyes."
"We will not rest until we find
the beautiful Rapunzel," cried Puss.
"Join us, dear prince, for we have
followed Rapunzel until we lost the
trail." 1
" 'Faint heart ne'er won fair
lady!'" cried Tom Thumb. "I. too.
will help you, my dear prince."
"And I pledge myself to And her!"
cried Puss.
"You "are a brave pair," said the
blind prince; "let us set out at
onre, for while there Is life there
is hope, and no good will come of
mourning over our misfortunes.
Only the brave deserve the fair!"
Copyright. 1919, David Cory.
(To Be Continued.)
Familiar Symptoms.
"Edwin, dear." said young Mrs.
Hilderby In a tone that was kind
but firm, "did you tell me you were
up late last night with a sick
friend?" "Yes." "What made your
friend feel ill? Was he a heavy
loser?"
Very Platonic.
Peter Prosser didn't believe in
marriage. He Kept on saying so.
Platonic friendship was good
enough for him, he affirmed.
But one day Peter Prosser got
married. His friends wondered, and
one of them asked a question.
"Well," Bald Peter Inlignantly,
in reply. "I still believe i& platonlc
friendship, of course; but I had to
do something. Another fe.low came
along and got interested in the
6lrl." jg
Man With X-Ray Eyes
THE STRANGEST STORY YOU EVER READ.
Nam Creeps Into Lucien Belongs
Room and Stabs the Figure
Sleeping in the Bed
By GUYPE TERAMOND.
, Syaopala of Frecedlag Chapters.
Lnden Delerme presents Jettera of
Introduction to Mme. Armeua and res
liters at her boardlnr boose. He
makes the acquaintance of Mrs. Tann
ery, rich American widow, sad a
Onatemaiaa general. Domingo y
Lopex.
Mrs. Taakery, about sixty, carries
about with her a fortune In Jeweja.
Htm. Tankary 1 found dead la bar
room morUered. After aa Investiga
tion Delorme's la suspected. Later D
loftne'a Is releaaed.
The Baroa Plaeke meats peloroe
and reveals detail of traattCUba be
intend to carry oat.
Meanwhile, the lama of the raf
jewels of the Comto DUbazoll-Vtacoae,
excites considerable comment throocn
out Paris, and a clever orjanlxatloa
of thieve, the "A" Sand, plot to et
them. They lease an adjourns apart
meat. , ,
Delorme come to see the J'
which have beea offered a aecplty
for a loan, and to the surprise of the
comte and hi associates announce to
them that the aafe auppesed to con
tain them Is empty. The "A" band de
cide to force an entrance to the aafe.
Accomplishing their purpose,- they find
the vault empty of Jewel.
Delorme la aelaed while at the
comte' apartment and left to die ui
the Jewel aafe. To avert uplclon hi
clothing U piled on the Qoal ? .
-rt.ron tImiv flnknelar. aeeks aid of
Delorme in aolvi&r murder of a rU- i
tlve. the cltcumataneea or wnica r
almost Identical with the -Tankery
tragedy. The Maharajah of Poud
hukurrah aenda an asent to .?"'
Placke aeekinc to borrow WQBO,0flO
oo the Toyal Jewels.
Burslar break, the aste and are
seized with terror when Derorm
prlns out. ...
X.uelen fail In love with Oeors"-.
one of the asaassln. and ha another
Asuraculous escape zrera aeaia.
I
The moment had come. Kara did
not tremble. This was not his first
crime. His hand was; steady, his
movements were quick. Holding a
dagger between his teeth, he stola
nolseiesJy alefng the passage.
This was No. 9.
He looked through the keyhole as
instant; then' pressed his ear to it
No sound.
' It was the- time to act-
The Hindoo cautiously turned the
'handle; under his light push the
door opened; It was not even locked.
"Was the chamber empty?
,Vp, . Its occupant ws sleeping
qnle:Jy in his bed, bis head burled
in the pillow and turned toward the
wall' seeming to offer his back
voluntarily to the blows of the as
sassin Nam movea his darkJantern around
hira, holding .his breathe On the
night table lay Lucien Delorme's
glasses, on a chair his blue suit
neatli folded and. Ma. straw hat.
Tnnernxtrdererwenttiearer, his
arm rose and fell with the speed
of a flash of lightning.
His victim bad uttered no cry,
made tio movement; the dagger had
entered to. Its hilt between the
shoulders.
Blood streamed from the wound,
splashing the sheets with & large
crimson stain.
Lucien Delorme was really dead.
An instant after. Nam took, the
way he had planned and, certa.n
that no trace has been left behind,
-vanished la the ' darkness of the
night. .
The next morning a .dead body
was found in Room No. 9.
CHAPTER XTV.
An Incomprehensible SXarder.
The next morning, on entering
Comte d'Abasoli-Viscosa's room,
carrying on a silver waiter the
smoking chocolate for the early
breakfast. Nam. after having open
ed the blinds, went up to the bed
and said quietly:
"This time it's done, this Lucien
Delorme will give us no. more trou
ble!" Then he quickly told the comte
what had happened during the night
in the Hotel des Nouvellea-Hebrides.
Tou are sure, at least, that you
did not miss him?" asked the lat
ter. The Hindoo began to laugh.
"I'd stake my life on it. The
blade of a dagger between the
shoulders! People never get over
that!"
"Well!" cried the comte, "I'm
not sorry that it is over. A good
riddance! Without mentioning the
fact that I was beginning to get
strangely jealous of that young
greenhorn!"
"Jealous?" laughed the other.
"Don't laugh. Nam. I was afraid
that Juliette was gradually taking
her part too seriously. By dint of
acting the farce of lovo we some
times end by being caught. This
isn't the first time .that has happsn
ed!" The Hindoo shrugged his should
- era and, looking at ihe comte with
his mocking eyes, said:
"Then what's the need of loving
thi3 woman? Nothing In life is more
dangerous than sentiment!"
"Nam, you know very well that
this is a subject which we are not
to discuss," replied the comte. "STy
sole dream is to marry Juliette as
soon as I am able to retire!"
"Very well, I don't urge the
point." Then he added sedately:
"Your pajamas are ready by the
side of the bed whenever you wish to
get up."
The latter, after his valet had left
the room, stretched himself lazily.
"If Nam has worked well," he
nu -mured, "I have slept welI-!-no
bad dreams, no nightmares. Good
heavens! What an easy conscience
I have!"
He jumped out of bed, then sud
denly started, exclaiming:
"B Jove! I put my left foot on
the floor first! That's a sign of bad
luck for the whole day. It's fooli3n
to be as superstitious as that,"
he added, smiling, "but isn't that
the way with us all in Italy? Oh, if
it could be dose over again I would
choose another native country!"
Then, going to the window, ho
added:
"Well, it promises to be a beauti
ful day a uttle ride in the Bols
will be the thing an opportunity to
meet one's friends."
He let the curtain, which he had
drawn a little aside, fall again, and
murmured tenderly:
"Dear Juliette, how X lose; to be
able to repay you for all the af
fection and devotion" you giv user
But Just as he wa3-jroinar to prew
tht button of the bell to call bcr,
someone rapped at the door, asd
the Hindoo appeared.!
1L Clamart, the chief of the !
tective bureau," he said, "wlaheat
see you."
The comte started -violently. -tt
"The chief of the detective serv
ice? On, I knew very well that
the day wouldn't pass" without
bringing: me something annoying!"
"Tol-de-rol!" answered Nass
calmly "show a little coolnas.
Why do you have so many of tfcess
idle fears? Haven't we a right to '
pass for honest: people sometimes
Hans it, you must get over tMs
police phobia a little, my good fel
low. Come Keep cool, take some of
the liquor I put in your coffee.
Besides," he added, "I shatl
be in my usual hiding place, behind
the curtain, and I'll listen to what
lie says to you, ready for anything.
Whatever may happen, don't -tfor-ry."
An instant later the comte joined
the police officer, apologizing1 far
receiving him. on account of the
early hour," In. such, an undress cos
tume," "It Is I, on the contrary, who ant
Intrusive" in coming to your hoHSe
so early," replied the latter, batI
had .some urgent news tor- you."
"And on what subject?
"The wall-cutters who robbed
you. I believe that ve have ab last
& Rood clftW
"Ah!" said the comte. justly as
tonished. "What Is it?"'
"I will not relate our Investiga
tions or our Inquiries since the tiay
when you were In my office witk
Baron Plccke.- You doubted, didn't
. you, whether they would haver tba
least success? Then, is despair ef
finding- any motive. I returned t
my first idea, that the robbery mast
have been committed by the aid of
someone very closely associated
with you, who knew alt your habits
and was aware of all your acts and
movements. Now, who. would nave
been better situated for the-part of
guide than your servants?"
VMy servants?"
-"So .J established a watch ujioa
them as close as it was cautious, I
must tell you at once that wa have
found nothing- suspicious in- con
nection with your butler."
"That would- certainly have been
extraordinary. Nam is aa devoted
as a watch- dog-,:tlf sat la me, at
least to the Maharajah who- -placed
him here, and to suppose for as in
stant -
"But the official continued, "tha
case is Tery different with- your
maid."
"Juliette?" cried the comte, start
ing up. f
"Yes. We nave the most, serioss
reasons for believing tfcat she Is as
sociated with a band of criminals."
"ImpossTore!"
"Yet it is so. By carefully shad
owing her we have discovered cer
tain things which opened our eyes
to others. Do you know, M. le
Comte, what your maid does several
times a week, toward nightfall?
"Really, I never asked her. I ara
very liberal to my servants. "Whoa
they have dono their work, as Turn
at home very little, I give them
their liberty."
"Well, your maid rushes into a
moving picture theater on the
boulevard. You will iay,"- he has
tened, to add. seelns the smile whlea
his listener could not prevent, "that
lOve for this sort of entertainment
could have not connection wits,
he guilt? But wait. The most
curious (thing about it is that after
naving entered the place- she never
comes out of it."
"How is thatr asked the comte.
trying to understand.
"I mean that after having fol
lowed her from the time she sets
foot outiide of your apartment, we
always lose track of her as soon as
she has gone Into the- building.
How doe3 she pass out? We do not
know. We have rietfer seen her
come out. She disappears. And as
the manager has told us that there
was no secret door throilgh which
she could leave unceremoniously,
we don't know what to think. But
what is to be inferred from all this,
except that your maid has very se
rious motives for evading any in
discreet shadowing and, if she takes
so many precautions. It Is to pre
vent having us reach, through her,
accomplices whom she is deeply in
terested In not betraying."
"Yes," murmured the comte,
thoughtfully. "But." he added,
seeming unable to believe what he
heard, "who could ever nave Imag
ined this about Juliette? A girl
who possessed my entire confi
dence! And it is sb.e, you say, M.
Clamart, who acts as guide to the
wall-cutters?"
"I don't state that yet. These are
mere conjectures. But we shall
soon know!"
"And how?"
."By arresting her!"
"Arresting her?" repeated the
comte. slowly: "but don't you think
this proceeding would be rather ar
bitrary?" "Yes. But in defending- itself,
society must not always regard
means. If she gives us satisfactory
explanations of her conduct we shall
be ready to release her with ample
apologies."
"And If she refuses them, for,
after all
IT. Clamart shrugged his shoul
ders and. smiling with a knowing
expression, answered:
"M. le Comte, a woman always
ends by speaking! A man often
obstinately keeps his secret pray
ers, threats, tempting dishes, noth
ing will unseal his lips. But a
woman! I dont recall a single
instance. In my long service
as a police officer, in which we have
not succeeded in loosening a wom
an's tongue Before a
. week has passed your Juliette will
have toW us not only what we want
to know, but ? "vt we, shall
not ask her!"
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