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CHAPTER XVll— Continued
Th» two.men on the ferry deck w§re
still for a while, each with his hat off,
blown and buffeted by the wind, as they
stood shoulder to shoulder.
"Yes." said Weldy again. "1 under
"Don't talk any more queer work to
me." Arnold went on at length. "I'm
through' Tliry can break tne —hut I'm
through. I've •en fighting for years:
but now that I've lost I'm glad. That's
queer. Isn't It?"
"Yes—and what are •'" . going to
"I'll quit the town. I'm going to
break away and start anew some
where and have thinps different when
he com - out. He'll he old and peace
ful, and he'll never quite know, If i go
away now and let the town forget me."
The legislator looked moodily off at
the city. "find's Bake!** he muttered. "I
wish I could! You're leaving me in it
The two friends were silent in the
tugging breeze.
The boat was sheering oft the ferry
slips, feeling the ebb tide for the run in.
"I passed you money, didn't I? I
think we were both drunk." Arnold
laughed briefly. "I'm pulling out of
that, too. Fred, I want It back."
"What do you men?" retorted Weldy.
"You want it back? Christ's sake. Ham,
will you take It?"
The other man nodded to Weldy's
staring eyes. "Ham, I pass it up," mut
tered his friend. "I've carried the
money around all this time —I ain't
spent a cent of it. I'm in a tight place,
but I n't touched It!"
"Give it to me," said Arnold, and as
Fred fumbled under his overcoat his
hand went under it also and their fin
gers clasped, tighten* and held each
other's over the bribe money. The
steamer was plunging In between the
lines of wave lashed piles: through the
doors from the brilliantly lighted cabin
the passengers were pouring as the
moorings were made fast. In an In
stant the throng was about the two si
lent men clasping their hands, their
bodies touching each other, their faces
averted. ;"■•*,"
"Old man—old man." whispered Fred.
"Oh, you don't knowcan't tell! Don't
leave Christ's sake—help me
through It all"'
"We'll fix it somehow— now—"
They were borne along under the ferry
arches by the crowds, stumbling
through the rush of life under the star-
Ins arcsnewsboys, hotel runners, po
lice, suburban commuters rushing for
boats, arriving passengers swarming to
the half mile of cable cars worming
Into the turntable. All about' were the
cries and tumult of the dusky gray
city, the swinging glitter of the city:
and now, in the shelter of an arch, they
turned to each othe"
"I got to go home." said Wel-i "I
want to ■ 'I.tllle. I got to go to the
capital tomorrow —but I want to go
home. I suppose—" he laughed nerv
ously—"you want me to be square.
Ham; to make the best fight I can!"
"Square!" whispered his friend; "It's
strange! What's on us, Fred? You've
got your fight, and I've mine
And they laughed In a sort of glad
ness, as their hands tightened on each
other's in the surging crowd; then
Fred, Ms broad figure above the pack,
was swept toward the gates of the
Oakland ferry.
Arnold walked up Market street to
stop at the Rococo saloon, idling alone
and thoughtful, his elbows on the bar,
a heel on the footrail, heeding nothing
of the gabble—the races, the fights, the
graft. Amid all this banal smartness
of the town's night the garrulous shift
and play and comment overlying the
businesses of men,' lie went now with
a satisfied seriousness. Yet lie was
troubled; he took out the $250 which
Weldy had returned him, smoothing the
crinkly bills. The balance of the $500
given him to bribe the legislator he
had spent on his own devices. And
now he would have to raise the amount
somehow and give it hack. He must
rid himself of this thing now, if it was
ever to he done, if lie was to meet "the
old man" clean hearted, when San
Quentin's gates swung open—if his
soul was ever to awaken.
lie went to the Washington street
lodgings early that night. The Polac
chl children were gone; Sammy and
his bride were wedded and In the coun
try for a week's honeymoon. There
was room a-plenty,. for Granny's house
was running slack these days; In the
little kitchen, where the old woman
■usually sat nodding until 10. there was
no light. The place was quite for
in his own apartments, curled In the
big chair by the lamp. Arnold found
Nella Free reading listlessly a novel
ette that had to do with lords and
ladles and Intriguesthe only sort,of
story that Nella .knew existed. The
girl greeted Arnold with drowsy Inter
est, one arm raised lazllv to fasten a
comb in her tumbled hair.
The. last two days.had been dull
enough: she had not left the lodgings,
and had pestered the old woman morn
ing long with Idle and commonplace
questions. *
- "I wish that crazy Sammy and the
lame girl he married.would come back,"
she said to Arnold. "It's fierce here—l
don't' know why I've stayed; around.
I'm Just drifting." ,; ' \"
The young man.sat down, rolling a
cigarette in silence. — :
"Boy." she • mured! "you must be
«retting. poor, hi come, down; from
Egyptlonnos to •town paper!"
II" held iip his self-made. cicarctte.
"Nel,-there are worse . days coming!"
His slow smile had the tension of
trouble. "I need $250 pretty bail to
nisrbt." ,
"Look here. Are you playing the
races again so soon—after that?"
,".\o. I took a piecf of money last
week t'. put a deal through and 'I spent
It. Now I've got to get it'back. Ncl,
I'm in earnest—l'm.squaring,up."',: .
Ah", laughed agai." ';•'', ««t,' of 'her
rdle knowledge of the town's ways;
she '.' did", not question " him ". as
she looked indolently through, the
•golden linked bag hanging to the chair.
"I've $45." she said, "if It'll help."
He shook his head. "I need $200 more
to . shove that, bribe money h k' ta
Harry. I'll get it, Nel—l'll rake the
town tonight." .
'.'lf you're going to break with them,
you'd better not. They've got you pretty
tight now," she smiled. "You see, I
know! You'll have to stay away—
you'll just have to change everything
Arnold's eyes sought" hers with their
little worry lifted. by an eagerness he
did not conceal..
"I know. Everything's got to he dif
ferent! I can't go, away with things
half done. Kid. I wonder if you know
—If you, feel —if you felt as I do, what
you would do." '^mm\swfmmwmmmMmWmM
Again her confusing laugh rose.
Drawing a silver case she took' three
rings .and "Idly 'tried them on.. Ex-'
uuisite with pearls, turquoise and dla
monrls, she held the largest so that It
trembled wondrottsh'. Then she tossed
it across the room to him. ; '
"Take it anywhere but Levy a," she
said carelessly. "He'd know It, for I
pawned it there the time that ; Stan
ford student passed the bad check at
Skelly's, and we girls got the money to
keep his family from hearing about It.
You'd not want Levy to know, would
vou?" mmmmwmmmßßMmm.
The young man took the ring: "Toil
want to call It a loan," Nel—you rm»an?"
So —to pull, you out square --that's
all." She looked at him with non
chalant confusion. "O, we've all been
broke, rind we'll all .be ' broke'again!"
She spread her small hands to'watch,
admiringly, the remaining jewels.
"There'll be diamonds \yhen we're both
dead." ,;
He looked from the splendid stone to
her, idle, useless, uncaring—cast by the
storm an instant Into a let pool. In
deed, a Jeweled bauble was a"l*, she
had to give.
A step came to the hall, a hand fum
bled at the door: ajid the Captain came
in. He blinked uncertainly In the light
as Arnold rose and touched | his arm.
Gravely, In the old. wordless play al
ways .honored by them, they saluted,
each with his finger to his eyebrow.
"T heard your voice,' sir?" began the
Captain. "It's been days since l saw
you, and no one seems to know of this
affair—the regiment at Bamhoang. * A
stranger I talked with in the square
had not heard of it."
- "Wei!. It 'wasn't 8 big battle. But
nil the army people know—that's what
counts. The honor of the service. Cap
tain." ' v;'
The veteran nodded sagely. He was
more weak and blind, but with Angelo
Polacchi ,to guide him he could reach
Union square and sit sunning himself.
straining his eyes at times up to the
bronze Victory triumphant above the
city, above the evil roll of life, a sym
bol of the older republic, of the un
corrupted fathers and the fighting fel
lows. There were no such men now;
they bred a money race, gabblers and
secret workers: the women squab fat
from gorging on their wealth, the men
lean, harsh, their souls eaten hollow
from its getting—SUCh has his America
become. - ,' -"'
Ah, well! Through If all one could
patiently wait; it is something to have
a son wounded on the firing line!
The captain turned to Arnold with
the usual question; his eyes, under
their bushy brows, blinking at the
sparkle of the diamonds on the wom
an's fingers. "But have you heard.
sir? Next month the troopship will
sail will it not?" - '•'• *
"Surely. But it's a long way around
the world—" The dissembler suddenly
bad a curious foreboding of the day
the troopship would arrive with the
Third battalion of the cavalry—
then should he tell the father of this
dishonored trooper sleeping in Samar?
But now he hurried on: "Ah, it was
great! Larry'll get the honor medal—
a hero, captain!"
The old man drew himself up with
dignity—this was cheap talk, this of
heroes—lt was enough to have
served. •'", ,;•.',*' -;.!;. ■;,
Nella's eyes started from their Idle
■ "A hero?" she murmured. "Larry-
Is he handsome?" ;;-.i. .'" =..:" •
The men looked disconcerted; the cap
tain frowned, his hand going to the
livid scar above his eye.
"Why, It Isn't much to be a soldier."
the girl resumed indifferently. "Those
boys only get $13 a month, don't they?"
"But the honor medal from congress."
—the young man shielded the captain
from her with a gesture— you
save a comrade on the firing line. KM,
they give you a' medal."
"The honor of service." said the old
man; "that's what: counts."
From the door he saluted gravely^
When they heard the tap-tapping of
the cane die away on the tipper stair,
the girl turned to Arnold: "I think he's
sort of crazy, don't you? Who's this
Larry? Is he good-looking—is Ihel an
officer?" '
"He was my bunky." Arnold faltered
a moment with a smile before her In
tent, wondering where he should limit
the heroic vision he had called up for
the father's eyes.
"la he a lieutenant?"
—he'll be a lieutenant after this
affair at Bamboang. But' It may be
years before Larry gets home—" •
"Then,what are you lying for?"—
girl shook the young man's arms and
drew him closer to the table, her eyes
bright— Just' suppose he . does
come? *. lieutenant with a medal of
honor!" V
Oof those rare San Francisco
mornings when the Pacific, ceas
ing for a space ' Its buffettngs,
sucks up the odors of the south
seas and pours them on the California
coast. Mending with the clean north to
make- a perfect day. Arnold came to
walk with Grace Wayne to the north
ern slope or the city, sunning Itself In*
this peace. He had asked her this with
serious, authoritative directness;, and
she went smilingly. Ftipm their >feet
the blue bay rippled, the sun lighted an
opal land beyond, the Marin ranges of
ridge and canyon showing adventurous
beauties never seen save as now, when
th* sea curtain lifted. ,'
' They walked far -in this morning
peace. Grace serene with it and Arnold
self-absorbed. From Russian hill, where
they finally sat on the browned grass,
they watched the gaudy wedge, of ;an
Italian .'"fishing sail beat through the
-rate. They had. talked familiarly of
commonplaces; she had come to feel a
pathos in his confidences i; in little
things, within him he was strug
gling to find a greater way.
"Well." I've- done a deal since I saw
you," he broke in. at length.' "I went to
see my father, and it was as you said.
I came away with the Idea that noth
ing was as Important as to break with
all "this": —his: hand -swept \ over" the
stretch of roofs from; the hillside.
"YeV^ he;laughed uncertainly. •'l ■ got
the bribe money .back* from my friend.
It was the;-' sign r of ..revolt—and the
fight's;to come."
-'I told you you,shall not fear." she
answered gravely, "nor live half things
nor do half deeds. You can't,, and go
the higher way."
He• watched the Town, wondering If
from Its . common "life' there rose s one
note to the transcendent heights her
Indwelling. "There are many things to
consider. There's the, old house ; where
I've lived :so • long—and I the < captain-^—
we've carried on ;a; sqrt of show. * I
never knew. before how things seemed
to depend on. me." » ," .
, "The. things of your soul's freedom
are greater." .~ - ; '"■. . •. v :',," ■ ;::'"-'
;"But it's hard" he pleaded, trying to
grasp the simplicity of, her view In his
complexity. ,'*'."A ■; fellow doesn't .'know
how to turn. I'm lonesome," he laughed.
"I've \ stayed , from ;. the : old';crowd,"< and
I'm lonely.already!" He went on slow
ly: ."You see, there's no stuff of heroes
In menot even a conscience—none of
that kind of: thing. I'm' Just tired, that's
all—Just like a child; gets tired of its
play and 1 wants to crawl off and sleep."
He raised his head to watch her: "No
conscience nor "regret—just dumb and
sick With it all. I'm not changed nor
reformed Just the same fellow."
"I tell you you are making clear the
divine tiling in you." She leaned to him
with a sudden brilliant eagerness:
"You're all that I nave denied —that I
have evaded and hardened myself
against, -and you—you have broken
through., O, you don't know what you
can do or be!" ' *
He rose on the dusty trail among the
lupines. "I'm Just hammering away"
he smiled—-"that's all I knowthe big
fight and the losing fight.'
She wondered at his gentleness, his
commonness; she wondered if he knew
that to her a light had come; that
with him, a fellow of the gross earth,
denying grimly and apart, ruthless to
her world of the spirit, she found a
sweetness of the earth she had passed
by. But In the bigness of his doubts
and trouble he seemed uncaring.
You'll go gloriously," she whispered,
and surely her eagerness was telling,
him; "I want you to win—gloriously—
and then— .
"Come to me," she answered simply.
His eyes were steadfastly on her
face. ■ '
"See, here," he began, "I've known r
you less than two monthsl've seen
you In all, perhaps, ten times. I've .
defied you. I've sneered 'at 4 you " and
turned you away, and you have been *
neither angered nor afraid, . nor have";
you surrendered. " There's somethingf
fine about it allto have you soand;
to have you tell: me to come back 'to
you." „',:;'■.''.'.,'.'. .''",_.,
And again with her old Impulse, a
directness, half command, half caress,
she laid her hand on his sleeve: "I
mean for you to come," she said sim
ply. "Do we need to speak of It?"
Then he divined clearly, her surren
der —the mystery of It stunned him for
a moment, her challenge and. her dar
ing—the completeness ,of her standing
forth for him. Again he knew a soul
had touched his own: out of a world
as distant from his as the stars, as
little to be hoped for as that their
rays should warm-him, she had come
with her unfearlng revelation. She
had looked on him—hie best and worst
—from j a sphere unthinkable to him;
she came to look with honest eyes—
she loved him. - -_
Out. of the fullness of It all he could
not speak. She had said there was no
need of speech. • ."%'
. But presently she went on gravely,
with her serene resolution. "I can't
tell you all-you've shown to me—down
through the deeps you made me follow
you, to listen, to try to understand you
and the others. There was something
I had not dreamed ofthere seemed a
splendor _In It allso much of faith
and trying • -,V
"You know the worst about me
he put In simply. "I've never done a
friend, though I killed Eddie. And
there - isn't a woman * walks this ; town
that . can V *&$■ I dragged her down.
When I could I:tried to help." ,
"No, .not that,*.' she answered; \" "I
could not forgive that!" t - .
; ."Never ; that,"; he i went on. v "Per
haps It was you somewhere In the dark
days that stopped me." ■
". '"I- told you once," she touched J his
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that stirred him as nothing, yet had
done, "that I. had been with you long
ago—that the face of a man who loved
me seemed to come again in* you—
saintllest man I ever knew. En you,
John Arnold, your lawless uncaring
■ "You loved him?" he said and stared
at 'her. ..'-..,.'- ;
.."I was touched by if. I was never
awakened then; I have gone all my life
alone—until now."
His hands went slowly down to
tighten over hers; the first act or word
that had seemed to answer her.
"Ah, God—it's wonderful; I'm go
ing , back. If there's anything would
bring a man back, it's to know
at last that a woman cares—that above
all the wreck and outrage he has made,
she's waited and believed in him.
And at his new exultance, his sweep
ing awakening to this miracle, she be
came half frightened, turning breath
less from his touch, the passion of his
eyes; for she had not knoWn this—
she had walked apart from the common
lot, Its littleness, Its sweetness. Now
she stood -in a fear at;her inaptitude
and Ignorance before,the spell she had
evoked. This was to be * love, then, as
the world Jupws it— the common
instlnc»»| Urj^edlngf ana unlovely, that
ikeeps the human scheme-running," that
breeds ttpat^nilke. In the sun, and Which
men and women;. concealing the ruth
less law that scourges them to it, pa
thetically glorify in its squalor, which
they dissemble as the gift; and the end
of living. And from her soul she fought
to believe more than this, to find' a way
about the barrier she had built lifelong
against the thing. Love had come to
her out of the .common world and she
would glorify it. too, as a symbol of
the infinite and "eternal. ,\
-So to his sudden great hope, the tiring
of a splendid courage In his eyes, she
tried to keep, her defense, and then,
laughing. In a happiness beyond all she
had imagined, \ she again surrendered:
"o.»don't ask me! Only go —always
on. You shall—you shall be all I dream
and believe for you!" '-.. ;
Her fluttering eagerness, the break
ing of her serenity to this shy uncer
tainty, unknowing how *to love, how
to stand before him. the confused won
der of his eyes, was odd; In herher
proud, tall womanhood unbalanced and
finding need of. the dainty artifices, the
allurements of the sex. which she had
all but put.by,- So, now. it was a com
mon laughing happiness, as of a com
radeship discovered," that ; they went
hand jin hand down the | trail* of blue
lupines. The light In her eyes was as
he had seen but once In women, and
that he had crushed, forsaken. ' '„■".■
But now he was caught up In a great
light, finding a promise of courage and
gladness that dazed him, coming after
the mordant satire of his yesterday.
Yes. now there would be a way,, there
would be a places for him somehow,
sword room ; to - strike • back and rto
achieve. When he went from her at
the hotel he was high with this ardor:
he ran down; the ', steps and away as If
now, on this moment, depended great
Issues —as if the tide of his youth
flowed hack, the fervor of ; years gone
drowning mightily the wreckage and
disorder >of "the shores "of hi* failed
life. :
Grace Wayne passed the afternoon In
a reverie.| At 5 a caller was announced.
She met a stranger in the parlors, look
ing: at him, with impersonal Interest.
She was accustomed to whimsical In
terviews, curbstone theorists drawn!by
her discourses. Here was a big man,
with hard hands and the clean, homely
garb of the country—an unwonted fig
ure to her. '
"I've heard': you,' preach," he began,
his blue eyes fixing her grimly. "You*
preach of souls some kind of way-—
and I seen you twice with the blackest
cur In this town. 1 followed you once
—you smiled at him. I'm from th'
Nowth. My name's Banway."
"Yes?"" Miss Wayne, spoke slowly,
studying his implacable calmness.
"I wonde'd how.you'd account fo" It,"
he went on. "It don't fit with you'
preachln'; though I can't make out ail
you' preachln'."
"Why? Tell me?" she asked eagerly;
"I don't .understand you." ." '
"Will you come with me?' he re
torted, with gathering vehemence; "I
want to show you—to fell you. I won't
ham you—l'm a woodsman from Hum
boldt; I'll treat you faih, but I want. to
show you." •
The Woman looked about the parlors.
Hia voice was rising, he was a striking
figure. "Walt— walk with you," she
said. "What Is It?"
They went out and along the street,
the man silent until she questioned
him. -Then he answered, more calmly:
"You , know this Arnold' saved
his life the other night- I was waitin'
to kill .; him. VI, followed him an' you
along a ways, but I didn't get a chance
with him alone."
"Tell me," she said calmly. "I don't
know in the least what yes mean."
"I'm taking you to see a girl'-ha
brought down here— robbed of $10,000,
promlsln' to marry heh —an' turned heh
to the street." He broke out swiftly
as she stepped back. "You know what
I mean!" • .. *
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"No," she, answered,clearly.; "That's
one thing he couldn't do!""
"That's what be standi fo'—his whole
life. It's what the city stands fo', and
I wanted to ask you—you preach of
souls an* befriend him!" ~i%&!j&&jfs3M
' She shook Iter strong shoulders, drew
; in the sun filled air, again herself com
plete. ' "1 don't believe you," she said;
"nothing." "-'-^''Sigffi'r^^
He laughed.furiously,, "Come! Lord
God! I don't: need to talk!" * And then
he saw'some pitiable fear breaking on
her face. She crushed the revolt; and
turned away.: ."God's truth!", the' big
man whispered and hurried after her.
'; She was dul'ed by, his passion; it
convicted her,- damned her, and at last
she cried, unheeding him: "No— don't
"I came from the nowth to get heh.
She was the preacheh's girl. The mate
of the Nelson told * me, fo' she neve'
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marry Arnold last '. Novembeh—he
robbed heh. and she's been jln a ! little
Jew shop work In. I found heh, but
Rhe's too crazy sick to. tell me all of
It now. But I understand! Here's
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little garden, a patch of thin grass be
tween walks of rotted brick, with a
cluster of calla lilies dirtied by the
sweepings from the door, which was
under the stairs leading to the first
floor. . .'.:'■•:•. ; <.;.■•!■,■.:"
Through this basement entrance Ban
way went along the dark hall. They
passed a ' door through which Miss
Wayne saw dark skinned .girls bent
over a dozen sewing machines," each
operator heaped about with cheap, stiff
clothing.' On a long table piled with
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and measured at a "ten dollar tail
or's" down town, was put together
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ironing boards, work boxes and tag
cards; the air above the snarling ma
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the operators, ! packed side by side,
working in the thick light from the
single window, were In a blur, and
the chemic smell of the cloth stung
the nostrils.
The sallow foreman glanced.up from
his crosslegged posture at the visitors,
then went to measuring; the girls at
the machines shot furtive looks.
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glass covered with ■ flat backed hair
; glass i covered with a flat backed nair
brush. '!fls&9&m .. .* ♦».
■:-. "They let heh sleep here, said „tne.
woodsman solemnly. ."Fou' of the girls
sleep here, fo' a dolleh a week from
each. An' here I found! heh—Sylvia,
who had all Gods out-doo's fo' a home
In the country-up-ln-back." ■-: v
The girl stirred and looked up fever
ishly bright at the woman who bent
over .her."■■■-.'. . - •.»»'"' %.'
; "It: hurts my eyes—the light." she
said vacantly, and brushed the hair
from her»cheeks. vV '
"I . brought a—a—friend,- Lei, said
Banway awkwardly, "just to see you.
; The girl turned listlessly -to the
window: she began to talk with Inco
herent swiftness, rambling on until
they lost the thread of It, and Ban
way turned to the woman. "This is
heh! Now you believe?"
Miss Wayne held, the girl's hand •
and watched her cheeks' color rise to
her. wide eyes. "1 don't know —I—
' * Banway caught a picture from the
dresser. "You don't know him—who
that? . Theh's his name signed—he
gave it to her up in the Nowth fo'
he lured heh to the city."
Miss .Wayne looked on the face in
the photograph. Arnold wore the
khaki uniform of the army In island
service, carelessly at ease, the silken
guidon of the; troop in his gauntleted
hands, his campaign hat tilted back.
The picture had been taken live years^
ago by a native in Hollo; a handsome,
daredevil license was about, the pose,
the lithe figure, the thin face—the
adventuring soldier of fortune, th»
debonair call of youth on mysterious
quests was there. The very, print, ex
haling a subtle, oriental odor, like
sandalwood, the queer studio mark,
had the romantic lure of strange dis
tances, days of danger and nights of
mystery. It was evocative of all that
one beloved would dream of. treasure,
hold in idolatrous fondness -- and
across It was written: "To my Little
Girl in Blue." <
Grace Wayne's hands relaxed. The
sick girl caught at; "the picture and
held it close.to her breast.. "It's all
right — all right," she murmured.
"Boy!" ,
'"He was going to marry you, .wasn't
he?". said Banway. with abrupt, soft
melancholy. "And he brought you to
the city." <
"I know. He said we'd have a little
home somewhere, with roses, and then
he got worried."
"And he took your money and kept
;. it—"-' :,'.'•;-, *
"Don't," the girl muttered, plucking
restlessly at the coverlets. "It's all
;rightl know he cared know he
S Miss Wayne rose. "Be still." she said,
to the man's intent pursuing; "let her
"You believe?" .
.. ."Yes. Come; we'll have to get out of
this place. Telephone for a carriage,
will you, please V
The woodsman stared at her uncer
tainly. The woman*went to the front
room. "I'll take, her to my apart
ments.'' she said, quietly. ; "'She needs .
care and friendsl don't suppose she's
so very ill." J
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