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THE HAYS FREE PRESS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1921.
J IMF 0 v'A l rlv With a quick heave lliey saw hlua Jerk the German round and catch his unbroken arm with his free left hant And the turo bound watchers looked at Hugh's eyes as he stared at the moan ing Bofh?. and saw that they were hard and merciless. There was a sharpa whistling hiss, aud the splinter flew from the tube Into the German's face. It hung from Ids cheek, and even the ceaseless move ment of his head failed to dislodge It I have luoken your arm, Hxhe," said D'rui.mioiid ait length, "and now 1 Now I Have Killed Sorry About It." have killed vu. I'm s.rry about it;! I wasn't particularly anxious to end your life, l'.ut it had to be done." The German, hardly conscious ol what.he had said owing to the pain in his arm, was frantically kicking th Englishman's legs, still bound to tht ' cha.'r; but the iron grip on his wrists never slackened. And then quite sud denly came the end. With one dread ful, convulsive heave the German Jerked himself free, and fell doubled tip on the floor.. Fascinated, thej watched him writhing and twisting, until at last, he lay still. . . . Th Boehe was dead. . . . "What was that blow-pipe affair? cried Sinclair hoarsely. "The thing they tried to finish me "with in Paris last night," answered Hugh grimly, taking a knife out of hli waistcoat pocket. "Let us trust thai none of his pals come In to look foi Idm." A minute later he stood up, only tc sit down again abruptly, as his legs pave way. They were numbed and stiff with the hours lie had spent in tht same position, and for a while he could do aothlng hut rub them with his hands, till the blood returned and he could feel once more. Then, slowly and painfully, he tot tered across to the others and set them free as well. They were In an even worse condition than he had been; and it seemed as if Algy would never be able to stand again, so completely dead was his body from the waist downwards. But. at length, after what seemed an eternity to Dpuinmond, whc realized only too well that should the gang come in they were almost as help less In their present condition as If they were still bound in their chairs, the other two recovered. "All fit now? Good! We've got tc tldnk what we're going to do. for we're not out of the wood yet by two or three miles." "Iet's get the door open," remarked Algy, "and explore." Cautiously they swung It open, and stood motionless. The house was In absolute silence; the hall was de serted. "Switch out the light," whispered Hugh. "We'll wander round." They crept forward stealthily in the darkness, stopping every now and then to listen. But no sound came to their ears; It might have been a house of the dead. Suddenly Drummond, who was In front of the other two, stopped with a warning hiss. A light was streaming out from under a door at the end of a passage and, as they stood watching It, they heard a man's voice coming from the same room. Some one else answered him and then there was silence once more. At length Hugh moved forward again, and the others followed. And It was not until they got quite close to . the door that a strange, - continuous noise began to be noticeable a noise which .came most distinctly from the You. i'rr The Adventures of A Demobilized Officer Who Found Peace Dull CYRIL MNEILE "SAPPER" TTf . . illustrations mi inWIK JrtYERS Cppyngrit by Oeo n voran u lighted reoni. It rose and ren wun monotonous regularity; at times It re sembled a brass band at others It died away to a gentle murmur. And occasionally it was punctuated 'with a strangled snort. "Great Scott!" muttered Hugh ex citedly, "the whole boiling bunch are asleep, or I'll eat my hat." "Then who was it spoke?" said Algy. "At least two of 'em are awake right enough." And, as if in answer to his question, there came the voice again from in side the room. "Wal. Mr. Darrell, I guess we can pass on, and leave this bunch." With one laugh of joyful amazement Hugh Hung open the door, and found -himself looking from the range of a yard into two revolvers. "I don't know how you've done it, boys," he remarked, "but you can put those guns away. I hate looking at them from that end." "What the devil have thy done to all your dials?" said Darrell, slowly lowering his arm. "We'll leave that for the time,' re turned Hugh grimly, as he shut the door. "There are other more pressing matters to be discussed." He glanced round the room, and a slow grin spread over his face. There were some twenty of the gang, all of them fast asleep. They sprawled gro tesquely over the table, they lolled in chairs; they lay on the floor, they hud dled in corners. And, without excep tion, they snored and snorted. "A dandy bunch," remarked the Ameriian, gazirg at them with satis faction. Tln-n he timnd to Drum mond. "Say now. Captain, we've got a lorry ).-:;! of the boys outride; your friend In i- ihouviht we'd belter biini Vim along. So it's up to u to get 1'Usy." "Mu!!''ig and his eiowd." said Dar rell, '-t-in--; look of niysiliii ation on IIuvh' ra.e. For a few moments Drummond stood, deep i:i thought; then once again the grin spread slowly over his face. "Col the boys in, I'eter: and get these lumps of meat carted out to the lorry. And. while you do it, tVe'll go upstairs and mop up." THREE. Kven in his wildest dreams Hugh Jiad never Imagined such a wonderful opportunity. To be in complete pos session of the house, with strong forces at his beck and call, was a state of affairs which rendered him almost speechless. "Keep your guns handy," whispered Hugh. "Weil draw each room in turn till we find the girl." But they were not to be iut to so much trouble. Suddenly a door oppo site" opened, and the. man who had been guarding Phyllis Benton peered out suspiciously. His jaw fell and a look of aghast surprise spread over his face as he saw the four men in front of him. Hugh stepped past him and was smiling at the girl who, with a little cry of joyful wonder, had risen from her chair. "Your face, boy," she whispered, as he took her in his arms, regardless of the others, "your poor old face! Oh, that brute, Lakington !" He laughed gently, and for a mo ment she clung to him, unmindful of how he had got to her, glorying only in the fact that he had. It seemed to her. that there was nothing w hich this wonderful man of hers couldn't man age; and now, blindly trusting, she waited to be told what to do. The nightmare was over; Hugh was with her. . . . "Are there any cars outside?' Hugh turned to the American. "Yours," answered that worthy. "And mine is hidden . behind Miss Benton's greenhouse unless they've moved it." remarked Algy. "Good," - said Hugh. "Algy, take Miss Benton and her father up to Half Moon street at once. Then comeback fiere." v "But, Hugh " began the girl ap pealing. "At once, dear, please." He smiled at her tenderly, but his tone was de cided. "This is going to be no place for you In the near future." "With no further word of protest th girl followed Algy, and Hugh drew a breath of relief. "Now, you ugly-looking blighter," he remarked to the cowering ruffian, who was by this time shaking with fright, "we come to you. When does Lakington return?" "Termorrow, sir," stammered the other. "Where is he now?" The man hesitated for a moment, but the look in Hugh's eyes galvan ized him Into speech. . "He's after the old woman's pearls, sir the duchess of LampsMre's." "Ah!" returned Hugh softly. "Of course he Is. I forgot. When does Feterson come back?" VTermorrow top sir, as far as I nows," answered the man. "And what's he doing?" demanded Drummond. "On the level, guvnor, I can't tell yer. Strite, I can't." At that moment Darrell's voice came up from the hall. "The whole bunch are stowed away, Hugh. What's the next item?" Hugh walked to the top of the stairs. A grin spread over his face as he saw half a dozen familiar faces in the hall, and he hailed them cheerily. ' "Like old times," boys," he laughed. "Where's the driver of the lorry?" "That's me, sir." One of them stepped forward. "Good," said Hugh. "Take your bus ten miles from here: then drop that crowd one by one on the road as you go along. You can take it from me that none of 'em will say anything about it. even when they wake up. Then take her back to your garage; I'll see you later. "Now," went on Hugh, as they heard the sound of the departing lorry, "we've got to set the f scene for to morrow morning." He glanced at bis watch. ."Just eleven. How long will It take me to get the old buzz-box to Laidley Towers?" "Laidley Towers," echoed Darrell. "What the devil are you going there for?" "I just can't bear to be parted from Henry for one . moment longer than necessary," said Hugh quietly. "And Henry is there, in a praiseworthy en deavor to lift the duchess pearls. . . . Dear Henry!" His two fists clenched, and the American, looking at ids face, laughed softly. But it was only for a moment that Drummond indulged in the pleasures of anticipation; ail that could come after. And just now there were other things to be done many others, if events next morning were to go as they should. "Take those two into the center room," he cried. "Incidentally there's a dead Boehe on the floor, but he'll come in very Miandy In my little scheme." "A dead Boclie !" The intimidated rabbit gave a frightened squeak. "Good heavens! you ruffian, this is beyond a joke." Hugh looked at him coloMy. "You'll rind it beyond a joke, you miserable little rat." he said quietly, "if you speak to ive like lliai.". lie 'laughed rv'ihe other shrank p:'st him. "Three of jmi !-y in there." he or dered bi-is'-.ly. "and if either of them gives the slightest trouble !'; him over U. head. Now let".- '1 crowd in here. 1' eaine filing in. ! - cry hat 1.1 in vr. i L-ot-s it, Vull fellows." iiii'ec! ious sjrin.. "!:'. . w-wow before P ! : the Th. h "Uov, ic i ried a com- ir the hl'-cer a've round. 1 li' 1 l;trapt-t. What ! Ami if ; fchow 1 li!s time, boys, than .1:! had-ovM- ti e water. huiifc iuu list; n to r.ie." (To Be Continued.) :ROWN WILL BE IN Wilson, Tuesday, November 22nd, at the Midland Hotel. In ELLIS, WEDNESDAY, THE 23RD, AT THE U. P. HOTEL. In WaKeeney, Thursday, the 24th, at the Amer ican Hotel. In Oakley, Friday, the 25th, at the Kaufman Hotel. In Scott City, Saturday, the 26th, at the Hammon Hotel. For One Day Only On His Regular Monthly Visits HOURS: 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. 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