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THE MONTHLY MAGAZINE SECTION done, I heard voices in the courtyard — English voices — and I knew that his friends had come to bear him from mi 1. "1 rashed to the door and locked it — then to tinl picture, and pulled at and tore it till it came away. It had been stretched over another canvas — one on which the artist had merely laid in a background. "Again the roiees! I replaced the covered stretcher and drew the cur tains. Now the voices were on the Stairway! I rolled up the canvas and hid it beneath my cloak. The voices were on the landing! I took one last, bitter-sweet farewell of my beloved, and slipped through a little secret door that led to the habitable portion of the castle — just as you and the others burst your way in." There was silence for a moment in the studio. "But the picture?" whispered Hart ley, with dry lips. "As I leaned, fainting with weari ness and grief against the little door that 1 had scarce the strength to close behind me, I heard—through a crack in the oaken panel — your cries of hor ror and dismay — heard you talk of his — your friend's —unfinished pic ture; of your trip, the object of it; of his — my beloved's — unavailing, heartbreaking search, until he had so strangely discovered the portrait — our portrait- with the eyes — the eyes of regret. I longed to see his pic ture, to compare it with the one that, according to the ancient legend, had worked his doom. "At last —it seemed hours — you — you took him away. I stumbled back to throw myself where he had lain, to give way to the tears that, until then, had refused to flow. As I fell, face downward, on the chair, my hand closed upon a little bunch of keys that must have dropped from his pocket. They seemed to me to have been placed there to open the door to my desire. "I seized them and sprang to my feet, alive with purpose and new en ergy. By the time you and your com panions had gone through the tedious formalities necessary to — to take him home, I was here in New York, had unlocked the door of his studio, had shut myself in. To my grief, I saw that his beautiful, his marvelous paint ing was indeed unfinished — the face had been scraped out — was a mocking blank. "I unrolled the canvas I had brought with me, and had smuggled through the customs. The face was all that was distinguishable of it; and in color, in tone, in expression, in pose, in size, even in outline, was a perfect match to EXPLOSIONS (Continued from Page 14) On entering the laboratory I discov ered for the first time what was the actual cause of the trouble, namely, the microscopic, longitudinal flaw already referred to, evidenced by the frag ments of the motorite that remained after the explosion. For motorite, like smokeless gunpowder, when subject to explosive pressure, is immediately ex tinguished upon the release of the pressure. The next motorite was made by roll ing the material into sheets, cutting them into discs, sealing them together under pressure, and in that way build ing up the bars. This method pre cluded the possibility of any flaws. Jtt The Cannon's Mouth I HAD one very close call while con ducting a sand test of the Maxim gun at Annapolis, where the Naval Proving Grounds were formerly located. The On\v reliable Advertlsers thrive, you realize on their risk. the modern painting, an exact fit to the vacant space. "In the convent where I was edu cated, 1 had shown skill in the extra illustrating of hooks — in th«> minutely careful work of inlaying paper in paper, fabric in fabric; and my knowl edge of ilhmiiimiioii had bees useful not only in the restoration of antique missals, but of the convent's frescoes and paintings. Here at last was an object worthy of my best —my last — efforts. Through my agency, un known to the world, the picture that had brought John Chester to his death should make him live forever — give him the place he merited on the scroll of fame. With infinite, unremitting care, I set myself to the task of remov ing the lace from my picture ami transferring it to his; measuring, scraping, adjusting, fitting, until the thing was done. Then it needed only a few touches of the brush to hide the almost invisible joining, to merge the two paintings into one. "Then — and not until then — I broke down. All this time I have been in a retreat with some good sisters in a convi'ni nearby. Now, I am going home to my old father, who needs my care. I have done what I could. His —my beloved's — name is immortal. But he is dead. And I, who would have died for him, must live, alone and unloved, for the only tie that binds me to earth will soon be broken. "You will keep tin- secret," she said, rising as she spoke. "It is Ms own work, the picture — all of it. The painting is yours now. Keep it always. He died for it — and for me." Scarcely knowing what lie did, dazed, stupefied, Hartley got to his feet and opened the door. '"I would,'' he said slowly, "that you had your picture, and that I bad my friend." She drew her veil over the beautiful, wonderful face that had lured John Chester over the sea to his death, and held out her hand. Hartley stood look ing straight ahead of him with un seeing eves. With a sigh, the woman dropped her band again. There was a sweep of trailing gar ments across the polished floor; a breath of roses in the air; the closing of a door. Hartley passed his hand across his forehead, as if to brush away a mist. Was it all a dream? Should he awake to find that he had imagined Bianca Rosa and her strange story f He turned with slow steps toward the chair by the fire. A shining tongue of flame leaped up and gleamed ruddily on the rug at his feet, where rested a single white rose. gun had passed through all the regular tests satisfactorily; and it was then suggested that we should see if sand enough could be put into the mechan ism box to block it, and to prevent its firing. The gun fired perhaps fifty rounds before it stopped. Then it stuck; and my assistant worked at the belt and lever, attempting to start it again. I told him to put down the safe so that the gun could not fire, which he did. I was then about to step around the gun in front — a very careless thing to do, I confess — when the gun began firing again. I was already so close to the muzzle that my clothes were cut and burned by the gunpowder. Tiie trigger had been pulled, and held pulled, by the sand; so that the safe did not prevent it from firing! It is pretty good practice to keep away from the business end of a loaded gun. 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