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SHALL PRICE. 8 ifuirvaTcl Genuine Must Bear Hl nil Fac-SimileSiflnaturo Ml A&& , sWLJUFVSESaiSTIIUTES. hVbVsVhh hwhVhV HHHHHB HW Hh pawwwa)iynrataisfriiw' Q)STORVgP THE HOUSE OF A THOUSAND CANDLES By MEREDITH NICHOLSON Aolhsr t "THE MAIN CHANCE." ZELDA OAMEKON." Elc. towrlght im bj IlubbHtrrlll Co. CHAPTER IV. Continued. I was soon atumbllng through rough underbrush similar to that through which wo had approached tho house. Hates swung along confidently enough ahead of mo, pausing occasionally to hold back tho branches. I began to fool, as my rago abated, that I had set out on a foolish undertaking. I was utterly at sea ns to tho character of tho grounds: I was following a man whom I had not scon until two hours beforo, and whom I began to suspect of nil manner of doslgns upon mo. It was wholly unlftoly that tho person who had flrod into tho windows would lurk about, and, moreover, tho light of tho lantern, tho crackle of tho loaves and tho breaking of tho boughs adver tised our approach loudly. A bush slappod mo sharply and I stopped to rub the sting from my face "Aro you hurt, sir?" asked Dates so licitously, turning with tho lantern. "Of courso not," I snapped. "I'm having tho tlmo of my lifo. Aro thoro no paths In this junglo?" "Not Just horo, sir. It was Mr. Qlon arm's Idea not to disturb tho wood at all. Ho was very fond ot walking through tho tfmbor." "Not at night, I hopol Whoro aro wo now?" "Quito near tho lake, sir." "Then go on." I was out, of pntlonco with Dates, with tho pathless woodland, and. 1 ' must confess, with tho spirit of, John Marshall Qlonarm, my grandfather. I Wo camo out presently upon a grav elly beach, nnd Dates stamped sud denly on planking. "This Is tho Qlonarm dock, sir; nnd that's tho boat house." ' Ho waved his lantern toward a low structure that roso dark besldn us. Af wo stood silont, peering out Into tho starlight, I heard distinctly tho dip of a paddlo and tho soft gliding motion of a canoo. "It's a boat, sir," whispered Dates, hiding tho lantern under his coat. I brushed past him and crept to tho end of tho dock. Tho paddlo dipped on silently and ovenly In tho still water but tho sound grew fainter. A canoo Is tho most graceful, tho most sonsltlvo, tho most lnoxplicablo con trlvnnco of man. With its paddlo you may dip up stars along quiet shores or steal Into tho vory harbor of dreams. I know that furtlvo splash Instantly, and know that a trained hand wielded tho paddle. My boyhood summers In tho Malno woods wero not, I find, wholly wasted. Tho ownor of tho canoo had evident ly stolon closo to tho Qlonarm dock, but had mado off whon alarmed by tho notso ot our approach through tho wood. "Havo you a boat near horo, Dates?" I aakod. "Tho boat houso Is locked and I haven't tho koy with mo, air," ho re piled, without excitement. "Of pourso you haven't It," I re joined, full of angor at his tono of Irrn proaclmblo respect, and at my own holpfulnoss. I had not oven seen tho placo by daylight, and tho woodland bohlnd mo and tho lako at my foot wero things ot shadow and mystery. In my rage I stamped my foot. "Lead tho way back," I roared. I had turned toward tho woodland whon suddonly thoro. stole across tho wntor a volco, a woman's voico, deop, musical and deliberate. "Ueally, I shouldn't bo so angry If 1 woro you!" It said, with a lingering note on tho word angry, "Who aro you? What nro you doing thoro?" I bawled. "Just enjoying a llttlo tranquil thought!" was tho drawling, mocking I reply. j Tar out upon tho wntor I heard tho dip nnd glido of tho canoo, nnd Baw talntly Us outllno for a momontj Mien it was gono. Tho lako, tho surround ing wood, woro an unknown world, tho canoo, a boat of dreams. Then ugnln'cnmo tho olco: "Good night, merry gcntlomen!" "It was a lady, sir," remarked Dates, after wo had waited silently for a full mmuto. "How clover vou nro!" I sneorod. "I Biipposo Indlos prowl about horo at night, shooting ducks or Into pcoplo's houses." "It would scorn quito likely, sir." I should havo liked to cast him Into tho lake, but ho was already moving nwny, Uio lantern swinging at his sldo. I followed him, back through tho wood land to tho houso. My spirits qulpkly responded to tho cheering iniluenco of tho great library. I Btlrrod, tho flro on tho hearth Into llfo nnd sat down boforo It, tired from my tramp. I was mystified and por ploxcd by tho Incident that had al ready marked my coming. It was pos sible to bo sure, that the ballot which narrowly missed my head In tho llttlo dining room had beon a wild shot that carried no ovll lntont, I dismissed at onco tho Idea that It might havo boon fired from thi lako; It had crashed through tho gss with too much forqo to havo como no far; and, moreover, I could hardly tuing'ns rven a rlflo ball fcM'"iV i .,ijnw.nyp in ftori.anww-niMIl'M': 1 I finding an unimpeded right of way through so denso a strip of wood. I found It dlfllcult to got rid of tho Idea that Bomo ono had taken a pot shot at mo. Tho woman's mocking volco from tho lako added to my perplexity. It was not, I reflected, such a volco aB ono might expect to hear from a coun try girl; nor could I lmnglno any orrnnd that would Justify a woman's prcsonco abroad on an October night whoso cool air inspired first confi dences with flro nnd lamp. Thero was Bomothlng haunting In that last cry across tho water; It kept repeating It self over nnd over In my cars. It was a volco of quality, of breeding and chnrm. "Good night, merry gentlemen!" In Indiana, I reflected, rustics, young or old, men or women, wero probably not greatly given to salutations ot Just this temper. Dates now appeared. "Dog pardon, Blr; but your room's ready whenover you wish to retire." I looked about In search of a clock. "Thero aro no tlmoplcces In tho house, Mr. Qlonarm. Your grandfather was quito opposed to thorn. Ho had a theory, sir, that they wero conducive as ho said, to Idleness. Ho considorod that n man should work by his con science, sir, nnd not by tho clock, tho ono being moro exacting than tho othor." - 1 smiled as I drow out my watcn, as much at Dates' solemn tono and grim, lean visage as at his quotation from my grandslro. Out tho fellow puzzled nnd annoyed mo. His unob trusive black clothes, his smoothly brushed hair, his shaven face, awak ened an antagonism In mo. "Dates, if you didn't fire that shot through tho window, who did will you answer mo that?" "Yes, sir; It I didn't do It, It's quito "Bates, If you didn't fire that shot through the window, who did?" a largo question who did. I'll grant you that, sir." I stared at him. Ho met my gaze without flinching; nor was thoro any thing inBolont In his tono or attitude. Ho contlnuod: "I didn't do it. sir, I was in the pantry when I heard tho crash In tho refectory window. Tho bullet camo from out ot doors, as I should Judge, sir." Tho facts and conclusions wero un doubtedly with Dates, nnd I folt that I had not ucqultted myself creditably In my effort to fix tlw crlmo on him. My abuse ot him had been tactloss, to say tho loast, and I now tried another lino of nttack. "Of courso, Dates, 1 was morely Jok ing. What's your own theory of tho niattor?" "I havo no theory, sir. Mr. Glcnnrm always warned mo against theories. Ho said If you will pardon mo thoro was great danger In tho speculative mind." Tho man spoko with a slight Irish accent, which In Itself puzzled mo. I havo always beon nttentlvo to tho peculiarities ot speech, and his was not tho broguo ot tho Irish sorvnnt class. Larry Donovan, who was Eng lish born, affected at times an exag gerated Irish dialect that was wholly dlfforent from tho smooth liquid tones of Dates, Tit moro things than his spoech woro to puz'lo mo in this man. "Tho person In tho canoo? How do you nccount for her?" 1 askod. "I haven't nccountcd for her, sir, There's no women on theso grounds, or any sort of person excopt our selves." "Dut thero are neighbors, farmers, peoplo of somo kind must ilvo along tho lako." "A fow, sir; and then thoro's tho school quito a bit beyond your own west wall," His slight roferonco to my proprie torship, my own wall, as ho put It, pleased roe, I "Oh," yes; there Is a school glrla? yes; Mr, Pickering mentioned it. Dut tho girls hardly paddlo on the lako at night, at this season hunting ducks should you say, Dates?" "I don't believe they do any shoot ing, Mr. Qlonarm. It's a pretty strict school, I Judge, sir, from all accounts." "And tho teachers they are all women?" "They're tho Sisters of St. Agatha, I believe they call them. I sometimes seo them walking abroad. They're very quiet neighbors, and they go away in the summer usually, excopt Sister Theresa. Tho school's hcV regular homo, sir. And there's the llttlo chapel Just beyond tho wall; tho young minister lives thero; and tho garden er's tho only other man on tho grounds." "Show mo my cell," I said, rising, "and, I'll go to bod." Ho brought from somewhere a great brass candelabrum that held a dozen lights, and explained: "This was Mr. Qlenarm's habit. Ho always used this ono to go to bed with. I'm sure ho'd wish you to havo it, sir." Ho led tho way, holding tho cluster of lights high for my guldanco up the broad stairway. The hall nbovo shared tho genorous lines of tho whole house, but the walls were white nnd hard to tho oyo. Rough planks had been laid down for a floor, and beyond tho light of tho candles lay a dark region that gavo out ghostly echoes as tho looso boards rattled un der our feot "I hopo you'll not bo too much dis appointed, sir," said Datos, pausing a moment beforo opening a door. "It's all quito unfinished, but comijrtablo; I should say, quito comfortable." "Open Uio door!" ' Ho was not my host and I did not relish his apology. I walked past him into a small sitting-room that was, in a way, a miniature of tho great library below. Open shelves filled with books lined tho apartment to tho celling on every hand, savo whoro a small Are- placo and a cabinet broko tho line of shelving. In tho center of tho room wus a long tnblo with writing mate rials in nlco order. I opened a hand some case and found that It contained a sot of draftsman's Instruments. I groaned nloud. "Mr. Qlonarm proferred this room for working. The Instruments woro his very own, sir!" "Tho dovll thoy woro!" I exclaimed, irascibly. I snatched a book from tho nearest shelf and throw It open on tho table. It was "Tho Towor: Its Early Ubo for Purposes of Defense. London: 181C." I closod It with a slam. "Tho sleoplng-room Is boyond, sir. I hopo" "Don't you hopo any moro!" I growled; "nnd It doesn't mako any dlt foronco whether I'm disappointed or not." "Cortnlnly not, sir!" ho replied 4n a tono that mado mo ashamed of my anger. Tho ndjolnlng bedroom was small and mengorly furnished. Tho walls woro untlntcd and woro relieved only by prints of tho English cathedrals, French chateaux, nnd llko suggestions of 'tho host things known to architec ture. Tho bed wns of tho commonost Iron ,ype;, and tho other nrtlcles) of furnlturo woro chosen with a strict re gard for utility. My trunks and bags had beon carried In, and Dates asked from tho door for my commands. "Air. Qlennrm always breakfasted at seven-thirty, sir, as near as ho could hit It without a timepiece; and ho was quito punctual," "My grandfather's breakfast, hour will suit mo exactly, Dates." . "If there's nothing further, Blr" "That's all; and Dates" "Yes, Mr. Qlonarm." "Ot courso you understand that I didn't really mean to Imply that you had fired that shot at mo?" (TO I1E CONTINUED.) Quicker Action. "Hero's an article which says that family Jars eventually kill love." "Family Jugs kill It sooner than hat." Houston Post. i A3 8HE HAD BEEN ORDERED. Domestic Cleared Everything Left Over Out of the Ice Box. Thero recently entered the service ot a Cleveland family a domestic of Scandinavian origin. Sho had never seen a refrigerator beforo, and the lady of the house, after Initiating her Into Its mysteries, Instructed her never to leave anything old or ieft over In tho ice-box, but to keep tho refrigerator perfectly clean and fresh by throwing the old things away each morning. The very noxt day tho mistress, looking out of tho window, observed something peculiar in tho yard. "What is that, Sophie?" sho asked. "And how did It got there?" "That Is old Ice, ma'am," was the proud response, "left over from yos torday. I t'row It away lako you tol' mo." Harper's Weekly. A Sensitive Soul. Owen Mudgo was a very s'cnsltlvo man. Moro than once at a harsh word ho had forsaken profitable work and gone homo for sympathy to his wlfo. Ono morning Owen Btnrted out to help Qlonn Dutlcr, who had bought a now stump-pulling machine nnd was pro paring to clear, a Hold. Toward noon Owen came back. Mrs. Mudgo sighed nnd waited sympathetic ally for tho explanation. "I Just couldn't stand It," said Owen, rubbing hlB Jaw. "When I see that Btump-pullcr twist thorn roots out, it reminded mo so of tho times I went to tho dentist to get back teeth ex 'traded. Tho first thing I knew I was limp as a rag, and I Just ached all over and had to quit." Youth's Companion. A Real Schemer. For six months she had been plead ing wth him to buy an automobile. "They aro too expensive," ho pro tested for tho hundredth tlmo. "It I bought an automobllo I would have to cut down our expenses." "What expenses?" sho asked. "Why, table expenses. For Instance, If I had an automobile I couldn't afford to havo chicken every Sunday." She laughed. "Why, you goose! If you had nn automobllo you could run down enough fowls to havo chicken every day, to say nothing of big turkeys nnd nlco roasting pigs. Why Is It men haven't any brains?" And tho next day he hustled around to tho nearest dealer nnd ordered a racing machine. Just Hie Luck. "W611, old fellow, I hear that your aunt Is dead." "Yes", sho died yesterday," replied tho old follow somowhat sadly. "It Ib tho way of tho world. Wo must all dlo somo tlmo, and tho old lady wob well advanced In years. Sho loft a last will and testament, of conn t I understood sho was wealthy." "Oh, yes, she left a will and testa ment," still moro sadly. 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