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By GEORGE AGNEW CHAMBERLAIN ! AUTHOR GF \ HOMEJHROUGti CLAIMED GLASS b JOHN BOGARDU<S.— ETCfS l ■ h. txar&aicssrT rwio r k COMPANY [ SYNOPSIS. CHAPTER I.—Andrea Pellor, handaoma daughter of Lord Pellor. Impecunious aristocrat. Is doomed to marry an lllit •ret# but wealthy middle-aged diamond mins owner. She disconsolately wanders from her hotel In South Africa and dis covers an aviator about to fly from the beach. Impulsively, of course Imagining that tlie trip will be merely a pleasant excursion, and a welcome relief from thoughts of her impending loveless mar rlsgs. shs begs to be taken for a flight, although she doeu not know him. He somewhat unwillingly agrees, and they start. CHAPTER ll.—When she realises hsr unknown aviator is not going back An drea In desperation tries to choke him with one of her stockings Hs thwarts tier and they sail on into the very heart of Africa. Landing In an Immense craal, Andrea finds the natives all bow In wor ship to hsr mysterious companion. She Is given a slave boy, ‘‘Bathtub," and the White Man sets about building a hut for her. CHAPTER lll.—Andrea Is given a glimpse of the home which Is to be hers, and wonders at Its completeness. White Man Invites her to dinner that evening, and In spite of the fact that he has re fused to take her back to civilisation An drea accepts his invitation, but be con tinues deaf to her pleading that ha ra •tore hsr to her friends. CHAPTER IV.—Andrea Is awakened from sound sleep next morning by loud pounding on her doorway and Is told to prepare for a day's hunt with White Man. ■he thoroughly enloys the exciting trip and bag!ns to understand more of he "host'*' character and the reason for his apparently ruthless slaughtering of animals. He Is providing for the force of blacks he employs and who look to him for sustenance. CHAPTER V.—Andrea, worrying ova* bar deplorable lack of change of clothing, !• surprised and delighted when a trunk, iaadaa with everything in the way of clothing dear to the feminine heart. If dropped at hsr doorway by stalwart na> tlves and she Is told by white Man that they are hers. Whits Man by a skillful •hot eaves hsr from ths attack of a •able bull and shs is fast becoming roc- hsr fats aftsr eight days In CHAPTER Vl.—On another expedition the donkey on which Andrea la mounted runs away with her and oh# is for a moment made ridiculous. White Man ex plains ths African method of wife pur. ifcaa* “obolo."' She Is horrified. After ward shs listens to the report of native runner# that a herd of elephants Is In the diet riot and la invited to the hunt by Whits Man. They start down a croco dile-infested stream for ths scans of ths CHAPTER VII —Aftsr a tedious tramp three bull elephants ars sighted and An drea te transfixed by the excitement of the ohase. Overcome by the spectacle of the killing of two elephants Andrea suddanly finds herself In the warm em braoe of White Man. To her surprise •be ta by no means Indignant. Andraa learns that another white man la en camped near their craal. but when shs declares she would like to see him White Man warn# her ehe must never try to see or communicate with the stranger. He refuses to give his reasons, and An drea resolves to meet the other man CHAPTER VIII. White Man an neuncee that his work Is ended, and prep arations ars made for the shipment of the material on hand. One rainy nigh Andrea allows herself to become de spondent. She gives the signal agreed on between them to summon White Men to her In case of danger With a mix ture of ridicule and comfort he coaxes her from her despondent fit. His strong character and his Ideas of a life of use fulness are something of a revelation to Andrea, used to the frivolous sxlstence common to most "aristocrats.'’ and she begins to realise with a little alarm that she Is beginning to care deeply for him. dhAPTER IX.—Next day Andrea Is seised with a violent attack of pernicious malaria and for three days Wftilte Man wages a desperate flßht for her life. He succeeds and the Incident results In the discovery of their love for each other. Andrea learns that her companion Is Robert Oddman Trevor, once famous flyer, victim of nervous shock and Inca, pacltated for work In the air. The trip to the coast, where he met Andrea, was undertaksn through necessity, and he is afraid to risk her safety In another ascent. CHAPTER X.—A dinner for which they had both dressed In Kuropean style Is In terrupted by *he sound of a chantey White Man knew Andrea suspected. Then when he sent her to her hut she knew that the "other man' waa ap proaching. From her hut Andrea hear* the stranger (a tenor who had disap pearad after a short career which had made him famous) sing the aria from "fkust," and hla wonderful voice at tracted her. Then seeing his horribly mutilated faoe aha Is overwhelmed with terror. He knocks her down and carries her to his boat and to hla craal. CHAPTER Xl.—Arriving there Andrea Is attacked by MacCloater, the "other man." She repels him. wounding him se riously with a club, and as hs falls she hears the whirr of an airplane motor and Is overjoyed when White Man appears. He rescues her. In the act destroying the craal and killing MacCloater. The bishop entered the hut and raised his eyebrows inquiringly as Tre vor cloaed the door. "Mosquitoes?” he murmured and politely didn't wait for an answer. “Charming quarters. Quite the comfortable thing." Then he caught sight of Andrea who was half-sitting on the comer of the tablf and swinging her free leg. Once mor# hla eyebrows went up but this tlm# with a snap that would have carried them over the buck ot his head had they not been rooted. “The bishop of Mourn; the Honor able Andrea Pellor,” said Trevor la bualuesalike tunep. * "So pleased, my lord,” said Andrea with a smile that turned Into a rip pling laugh. "I—l beg your pardon/ she stammered, “b—but a—surprise doesn’t go well with your face.” It was true; the bishop's astonish ment seemed to have startled his fea tures separately, scattering them ovei his eoiureiiiince at grotesque angles. "Andrea.” lie gasped. “Andrea Pellor!” "Ye>," said Trevor, "that's the nuiue Now, bishop, if you'll sit down. I'll soon lie able to satisfy you that tlie arguments I used .to gel you here are more than Justified." "Andreu Pel lor!" repeated Ids lord ship. "You have It correctly, bishop," as sured Trevor. “Won’t you tuke this chair?" The bishop's eyes gradually gath ered themselves to a single focus on Andrea’s face. "Young woman." he said, "do you know that the entire world has been perturbed for weeks a to your whereabouts? Do you know that your family lias been suffering agonies of suspense as to your fate? Do you know (hut the man to whom you are betrothed has offered a thou sand pounds for your discovery alive?” Audrcu gluured triumphantly at Tre vor. "A thousand pounds." she mur mured. "Alive," lie countered, also murmur ing. The bishop rapped on the table with his knuckles. "Do you know all then* things?” Andrea slipped from the table and stood before her inquisitor. "It's quite natural!” she said in a clean-cut tone Trevor had never heard her use be fore. "that you should be a little ex cited. Of course. I'm dying to hear all the news about the world and dear old Auuty (lwen and things In general, but do let's sit down. It always seems st greedy to me to gossip standing." She turned from him to the chaii that Trevor held for her and tnotloued the suddenly tamed prelate to an other. His lips had snapped shut at the shocking aspersion flint lie e&im bearing tlt-blts on his tongue and he snt down on the extreme edge of the Indicated seat as though by hla pose he would register « continued but silent protest. “You wouldn’t thluk to look at him,” said Andrea to Trevor, "that In half an hour' he’ll be taking comfort out of that chair and out of a good cigar and out of a long drink.” Her eyes laughed at the blahop In Just the way to take the edge off her words. He slowly smiled and Just as slowly slid back Into the depths of the chair; his hands, without ths aid of hts eyes, found the box of cigars that Trevor held out to him and his lips formed, in reply to n murmured inquiry, the follow ing words. "A small one. please —not at all mahogany." Then be turned to Andres and said In a louder voice. "Now tell me all about It." "There really Isn't much to tell.” said Andrea. "I was tired of dancing mid climbed down the dllT from the hotel. It must have been about four o’clock in the morning. I found thia white man—hla real name Is Robert oddman Trevor —tinkering with an 'airplane and I asked him to take me with him and he did.” She dropped her eyes. “Now he's agreed to marry me.” Trevor turned white-lipped from the door where he had been giving an or der to Bathtub. "Andrea,” he said, his eyes M.ixing with anger, "you will please keep out of this conversation until you are called upon for a few responses." He turned to the bishop. "Please overlook Miss Pellor’s flip pancy." he continued. "There Is only one reason why I should marry her and she me and that is that we love each other beyond the power of the words to express." "But. my dear man,” said the bish op. "1 know who Lady Andrea Is. only too well; the question is who on earth are you? I take It I'iu not wron • In thinking that you have got ine here with the Idea of persuading me to per form a ceremony which will shower me with lime-light for the next six months.” “Nine days Is the accepted limit." murmured Andrea, and udded hastily, "I was Just speaking to myself." Trevor Ignored her. "Your question.' he said to the bishop, "is a natural one." He went to the high desk, look certain papers and, flushing’ slightly, handed thum to Lbs hisixm who glanced over them with undisguised Interest. "So.” he said finally, “you are a re tired officer of the Itoyal Flying Corps, a D. S. O. and you also hold the crolx de guerre!" He tupped a devil’s tuttoo on the arm of his chair and gradually the furrow on )*is brow cleared and he smiled. “Unexceptional credentials; but as 1 am In peril of becoming a very much Interested third party, I can not refrain from asking if you are in a position to render such financial comfort to this youug ludy and to her family as I believe it has reason to ex pect from her original betrothed.” “I am not buying Andrea.” said Tre vor quickly. “Millions for herself If she needs them; not a cent of tribute for the family. Not to waste your time further," he continued, ‘T wish to say that I consider you entitled to the thousand pounds’ reward offered for her discovery alive and am prepared to hand you the sum In gold at once. If you have any scruples ns to taking It personally, there is surely no reason why you should not accept It for your mission. In return yon will marry ns immediately by the rites of your church, which you doubtless know will be nccepted us legally binding In my own country. "If you refuse." said Trevor grim ly, "you and your companions will be detained, forcibly If necessary, as witnesses to a ceremony performed In accordance with native custom." “What!" exclaimed tlie bishop, aghast. "This Isn’t an argument," said Tre vor dryly; “It's a proposition, quite “You Will Marry Us Immsdiatsly by ths Rltss of Your Church.“ fair and above-board. You take It or leave It—lnside of five minutes." The blahop turned to Andros. “Would you—” he stammered and ■topped. “I am quite Indifferent as to method,” said Andrea quietly. "No cer emony can add to the pledge that I have made In my heart. He has my love. He can have my body and soul for the asking.” The bishop was silent for a moment, hte eyes fixed on the sudden glow that Illuminated Trevor’s face; then he ■eld. "Well, my dear, that aettlee It— settles It finally. In fact, that I can’t help but perceive that you are both equally In haste to repent at leisure.” He arose with a resigned algh. "Five minutes sre soon up.” he said to Tre vor. "Will you agree to take time oat while I talk to my associates?" “Most certainly." answered Trevor gravely and opened the door for hie lordship. In ten minutes the associates were persuaded; in half an hour, with the assistance of the diamond magnate’s engagement ring. Andrea and Trevor were made man and wife according to the ancient usage of the Church of England; and Just five minutes after that. Bathtub announced dinner. It was high time, for In spite of the toast 'hat she had had with her tea, Andrea was faint and pale with hunger. Noth ing short of the stimulus In the ex citement of being married for the very first time In her Ilfs could hav* saved her from collause. (Continued next week) Unenforcements. 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