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?9*ofo*o»©»©«o*o»o#o#o»o»o*o*o#o»o*o*o*o»o#o*o*o*©»oo THE HOUSE Of I85TENS. o* By Sir IfArtagan listens, Cadet of a Oreat House, Knight of the $o o* Soyal Order of Wassmark and One Time Embassador o* *o to the Court of Charles I of England. o* O* •.••• S 2 *O MADE INTO A ROMANCE BY THEODORE ROBERTS. O* S° Harry had a slip of paper in hi* hand. "LiBten to Dart's first poem," he said, the while I stared at him speeah less. Be read: "Sweet of the golden hair, i- Here to your feet I bring Sword and heart and hand, Truer than heart of king. "Know that the sword Is leal E'en till this life Is done— I Know that my heart la thine, I Sweetest Maid Marlon." Here the viscount turned and fled, leaving me gazing at Mistress Caetie trae and she at the Bky. Her face waa crimson, and 1 think mine was too. "By all the little bine dev"— I re membered myself and fled away also. CHAPTER V. THE KING'S SUMMONS, When I found Harry, he was oon ynlsed with laughter, lying on the conch in onr chamber. I conld not chal lenge him to fight, so I sprang npon him with my knees and said that I wonld both write and read my own poems in the fatnre. When next I met Marion, she flashed ber eyes at me in a hanghty way that raised both terror and admiration in my heart She did not go down to her •eat on the sonth terrace for three days after the jester play of Harry's. How to mend matters I did not know, thongh I pondered over it continnally and forgot my sword exercise and aU interest in qnarter staff. Bnt one night plan dawned npon me, and I begged Harry to give me the verses. He did so without questioning, and going up to my room I scrawled beneath them: "This is all true I swear it, though Harry wrote the rhymes. D'Artagah." Then I put the paper into her silver enp down in the dining ball and went np to bed. Scarcely had I got clear of my boots when in came Lieutenant Bed Harding. "Up, sir, and into saddle for Blaten bnrg, at the king's command," and off •gain to find Harry, wbo wan some where reading Ceesar. I pulled on my tiding boots, changed my silk coat for a leather jerkin with steel breastplate, buckled on my sword belt, and, hat in '.••• hand, clattered down stairs. Harry, Bed Harding and I, with 13 horsemen, were to answer the king's •amnions, leaving my father and the captain with the rest of the men to gaard the house. The mother came ont to bid us god •peed, but no Marion so away we started on the 80 mile road to the king's city- Harry jested so that the men shook till I-.thought they would, roll from .their., saddles. I did not feel un _• usually gay, ..which. I.. think was. quite natural... While Harry and Bed Hard ing chatted merrily I rode at the lieu tenant's left, silent as the dead. After Ave boors on the road, which was mud to the fetlock most of the way, the ~9awn broke in front of ns. We dis mounted at a little hostel and drained a cup, while the fellows fed our horses a bite and rubbed them dry with hand' fuls of straw. I washed Hagart's month out myself, for he is a fine horse and too good to be trnsted to every wayside stable boy. Before the sun had risen a pale width above the fir trees we were mounted again. Half an hour later we rode into Blatenbnrg, the king's city, and fry the light on the viscount's face one might have thought it was his. The Btreets were alive, early though the hour was, and armorers had their forges going—and the smiths, too—for many of the incoming horses had oast 1 their shoes. The great bonses, the hur rying people and the bright faces made what seemed to me a wondrous brave light. Our leader, Harry, took UB far into the city, and there ordered us to dismount at a big inn not far from the royal palace. Out of the saddles we climbed, glad enough to be rid of them. Our horses were led away, and we went inside to breakfast. The landlord took ns to the highest table, Vhile drawer bustled onr men in to a spread of ham and beer. "Have yon heard anything of the Bo hemians!" asked Hsrry. "Baron VoasgoS defeated them last night 18 miles to the north, my lord," answered the fellow, with abroad smile. "Thank God I" we oried, and drained to the health of Baron VossgoS. Harry, as our captain and represent .- ative of the house of Isstens, mnst go np and report to the king, but Bad Harding and I, "belted and spurred, sal' lied ont arm in arm to view the city, l-think we were a fierce looking pair .by the way the other soldiers tnrned to stare at us. I wore gold across my breast and the mark of. the cadet, to ...... gether with the Isstens' crest on my sash, and. Bed Harding was bravely trigged ont with lace and gold, polished brass and scarlet Though ladies waved their scarfs tons from the windows and balconies of the tall bouses and men ..- fainted as in the streets, my heart wonld not away from the gray house of Isstens. When we returned to the tavern. Harry waa awaiting nB. He was most beautifully dressed in satin and lace. Wise viscount to bring his court suit along with him I It was evening and he bore news of a great fete in the palace and palace gardens,,to whicb all true officers and gentlemen were invited. At this Bed Harding, who was something of a-blade at heart, pulled a long face. "By the devils, viscount, can I go in these boots t" he gasped. The troopers at the door fell to laugh' lng at this. The lieutenant froze them with a stare, and then he went in supper. But as feasting would be going on at the palace we did not spend much time over the tavern beef. I had two men in to rub ns np— boots, breastplates and spurs—and Red Harding groaned, "If we can't go look ing like the viscount, we will go look ing very much like the devil. On our way up the hill, which was paved with marble for foot passengers, Harry took an arm of each and said, "The king hu ordered me to stay with him and OBS my poor brains in his counsels while the trouble lasts and yon to take the men and out and use your good swords against the Bohemians. We saluted. Then Bed Haxdlig sail "D llMN* fttt Copyright, 1899, by American Press Association. o* o*o*o*o*o»o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o#o*o*o*o •o*o*o*o*o-*o*o«o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o#o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o*o* "Bon't worry, old Ore eater," he •aid, laughing "there is Bomeone in Blatenbnrg, yon know." And then he broke oft and began to sing. I rushed after him and craved pardon hnmbly for my hasty words. We went ont to gether and found Marion on the sonth terrace looking ont across the valley with dreamful eyes. V..' S he strange withon cat ting between ns." Truel" I cried then, "Tbank God, 1 have more blade than brains!" When we reached the gardens, my rustic eyeB were near to popping out at sight of all the lights and gay costumes. We passed into a magnificent hall, and while I was staring abont Harry plucked me by the sleeve. There was a tall, ruddy man at hiB elbow, smiling broadly. "The king!" whispered Harry. I dropped on one knee, flapping hat in hand. "Arise, sir," he said, and, when I was np, "I have heard much of you from the viscount here." Then he said some kind words to Bed Harding and let us go. We followed Harry through the brilliant throng like hound pnps after their dam in anew cover. After parading up three great rooms Harry halted us in front of a young woman in fignre much like Marion, but with brown hair and the most roguish green eyes I had ever seen. She was talking with a tall cavalier in red and gray, but looked up with a faint run of color over her brow on our approach. I nudged Hairy, who nodded. "Ho, ho!" thonghtl. "So this is our lady of the coach window—our fntore baroness." Harry presented ns and then excused himself, and, with the grizzled lieuten ant on his arm, left me alternately grinning at the lady and glaring at the cavalier, who almoet immediately bowed and went also Then the Lady 8t Arnaud moved over and bade me rest on the same seat In spite of my sword play, my pride and my great talk of the rights of the cadet (which same, in truth, are no rights at all), I WSB little more than an unpolished rnstio, and this honor nearly threw me into a fit Marion had never asked me to sit beside her on the south terrace. But the lady was so kind and fascinating, like a rare, bright jewel, that I soon found myself at ease. Now I will get even with Harry and burn hiB ships behind him, I thought so I told her of his little story, whicb had been interrupted by the raid of the hill men. So the viscount kisses and tells!' she said, raising her eyebrows. "Not always," I answered. "I once saw him kiss my mother's maid, but he didn't tell us about it afterward." She looked at me gayly. I could see at once that she was painfnlly sharp of wit 'You shock me. Sir Cadet," shecried in a feigned voice. It shocked me, too, at the time, for the same maid would never let me kiss her," I said. She looked demnrely at ber pointed shoes. "What a strange choice," she mur mured, "to let the Viscount IsstenB kiss her when the cadet of the same name was within calling!" I knew that she was playing with her meaning here and that she intended 1 dropped on one knee, flapping hat in hand. should know it. So I smiled simply •nd remarked that she would make IsstenB a very merry old place. At this she blushed, stared haughtily and waved me off, and upon seeing Harry coming toward ns I backed away. Later, when Bed Harding and I were stamping abont the gardens, Harry came out and pressed my hands. "Thanks, brother," he whispered. "1 think we are quits now." Then he laughed merrily, as if bis heart had nothing more to say, and left us. The old lieutenant scratched his scarred cheek. "Alack!" he cried. "The viscount and the cadet have ogled the ladies and been ogled most lovingly in return, and the Cavalier Bed Hard' ing has not won so much as a smile." "It is safer so, comrade," I replied, "for a youth is in danger of losing his bead before the smiles of women." Shortly after midnight we left the gay throng, for we looked to be well on the road with onr men before sunrise of the morrow CHAPTER VI TBS OAPTDBB OF THE STRANGE LADY. The horses-were saddled by lantern light, and we were all mounted before the dawn. At the city gates we joined gentlemen, each leading t.i So together we made stout little squud of 42 men and five of ficers. Our orders were to ride until wo met Baron Vossgoff, who was ex pecting at any iiour an attack from tbe second Bohemian army. The roads were better than the ones we had traveled before eo we ponnded along right mer rily. A few miles out we passed a regi ment iif pikemen with their officers nn '1 on shaggy ponies.. They he ii•• we rode by in the ditch. Be fo: ns,. ii we came npon the army, I,.e.i lny along the crest of three low lulls, awaiting the Bohemians. After reporting to the baron we sta tioned our men in a goat pasture and ordered the preparation of dinner. The three officers of the private companies wo had ridden ulong with came to our fire. Two of them belonged to great houses in the west and the third was a lowly born, well tested soldier like Red Harding. While we devonredour Spar tan faro and told of past adventures we watched company after company of horse, foot and artillery creep along the road and take up position to right and left. We were down a little from the main body of tbe army, with a thicket of birches in front of us, but presently came noise of a disturbance and rumor that our scoots and out pickets were riding in, many of them Thttt the bagiM ilifliiiiaiiiiia along the line, fiercest on the' hill to our left, where most of the cannon were planted. Bed Harding filled a flagon with wine to the brim and got to his feet. "My lords, as the oldest officei in onr circle, with most scars on my body, I pledge the war cup. To our country and our king! To the glory of the houses we serve and to ourselves!" he shouted, and, tipping the cup, drained it. Nothing abont "To the glory of God and the saints," which iB but a poor excuse for blowing out men's brains and cutting off their heads but we lifted onr swords and swore to fight like loyal men, and the troopers oheered. S2 No sooner were we in onr saddles than the gunB of the enemy began to pop and our cannon and culverins to answer. A richly accoutered cavalier rode up and snluted us. We saluted in return with drawn swoMs. "The general's compliments, and he begs you to fall in behind De Audrey's lancers on the left of the prince's dragoons." Here was honor, for these were the picked liorsemen of the kingdom. We sainted again and he rode on. "Though we are free companies, un der none but God and the king," cried I, standing in my stirrups, "let us make Viscount Von Brum our colonel till the fight be over, that we may wheel and charge with one mind." The others agreed, and Von Brum thanked ns and rode to the head of the squad. We found De Audrey's lancers and took up our position without delay. There were so many broad backs and big Bpears in front that I could Bee no more of the enemy than if I had been home at Isstens, but hearing them was another matter. Our 40 fellows were armed with swords and pistols and a few with car binea I had the baron's horse pistols in my holsters and my rapier in place of a saber. Red Harding wore his broad sword and carried a blunderbuss across his saddle. He told me it was loaded with 20 leaden slugs and grinned pleas antly. "It will kick very hard," said "Yes, unless it has changed mightily in its habits but I am used to it and will brace my horse before I let fly," he answered. Onr new commander looked over his shoulder at the piece in some concern. You will please refrain from letting it fly into my back, lieutenant," said he. Red Harding chuckled and answered him that it was safe not to go off be fore the fourth drop of the hammer. I am unable to do jbstice to a battle, so I will let this one pass with only a little ink spilling. We charged over the hill, keeping together as well as we could. The lan cers drove at the horsemen in front of them, and it waB a long time before we could get into the fight When we did. Red Harding fired his old gnn and blew himself almost over bis horse's tail. He scrambled forward into his saddle again, however, and charged with the rest of us. There was a great deal of smoke and more noise. A pike man reached my thigh, but I beat him down and leaped Hagart over the body and so gained the inside of the Bquare of footmen. We bad a warm and merry time in there, I can tell you. A big captain on a white horse was jammed against ine. He swore in pure German and shortened bis sword to run me tbrougb. But be did not make allow' ance for my breastplate, so I smote him from the saddle with an empty pistol. Before evening the Bohemians were broken ntterly and running frantically for the woods. Not many of them got away, for onr light horse followed and cut them down as they fled, cheering as if it were as much sport as the English fox hunting. When Red Harding and I. counted our men, we found eight left of the 12 who rode out of Isstens, and all those, like ourselves, suffering some wounds. It bad ever been thns with our peasant soldiers—let the gentlemen lead on and the hotter the place of bat' tie the happier for them. They wiped the sweat from their faces and shouted. The king, the king, and the long sword of Isstens!" We built our fires on tbe battlefield and lay down to rest Before we could yawn twice along came a cavalier splen didly attired and said that the broken army wonld play tbe devil with the villages farther on if we did not inter fere. "I will see to it," I said. We de voured our frngal meal like wolves and then got about saddling our tired horses. Hagart waa without a scratch, bit some of tbe men had to catch fresb mounts. As we went slowly across the trampled fields toward the highroad Red Harding grumbled away under his inus tache like a sulky hound. "By all the beer mugs of Germany, what ails youf" I asked. "I have lest my gun, and how in the name of heaven are we going to guard these sheep of villagers without itt" he muttered. This after the heat of the fight set us all laughing till the tears trickled down and washed white streaks in the blood and duet. Going slowly along the trodden road under tbe mist my thoughts went back to the English Marion in the house of my fathers. I shut my eyes, and there she was before me, lovely as I had seen her on the first day, all clad in silks and flounces. I wondered what her heart •aid when she found the verses with my postscript in her silver cup. How beautiful Bhe looked when Harry was reading those same verses! And Harry, A pikeman reached my thigh, but I beat Mm down. the learned rogne, what havoc he must be making in the hearts of the court ladies, I thought. We pnt our horses to the gallop, whirled down upon a little wayside inn, a crowd of soldiers, a coach, servants wl latter**. A young woman was speaking haughtily from the conch window, and crowd of rascnls were hanging to her horses' bridles A tall man in cloak anrl hat answered her from tbe road. What the devil does this meant" I askucl, riding np to the coach. It means," said the lady, "that these rogues—the canaille of Bohemia —will not let me imss. They have taken my money, killed my servants, and now they want my horses." I looked at the men. They were fel lows from my father's farms and •tables. I looked at the man in the cloak. It was Captain Castletree. I think you are mistaken, ma dame, I said, bowing to her. "These are peasants from Isstens, and this gen tleman is an English captain." But in spite of my cool voice I was •orely puzzled, having left them all safe at home. SiS aft The lady bit heT lips and withdrew her head from the window. "Takeout the horses," commanded the captain, "and set a guard on the coach, but no rudeness, men, or yon walk up to the hilt of this sword." Then be uncovered to me and with his rare smile asked me to come in. It was a strange tale tbe captain bad to unfold, of a message hot from the pen of a friendly German count, Baying that a lady of degree waB posting through the country with a letter for the king of Burgar, full of lies, to set him at our throats of a wild chase, and at laBt this captnre within sound of the great battle. \Y- We will take the ludy, too, in her coach and four," 1 added. "If you will place tbe men in front and. behind, 1 will ride inside with ber ladyship and see that she plays no tricks." "All right, comrade," he said, and we went out to our men. Walking up to the coach, 1 opened tbe door. The 1. ly was seated in the corner with her face in ber hands. "Madame," I stammered, "owing to circumstances it is my duty to come inside and ride with you to Blaten bnrg." 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