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A scar, badly healed crossed his face. The man had evidently followed a long and trying route. His shoes and stockings, in a bad state, even proved that he had made part of his journey on foot. "His highness the grand duke?" said h on entering. The grand duke went up to him. "Are you a courier from the czar?" he asked him. "Yes, your highness." "You come from" "Moscow." "You left Moscow" "The 15th of July." "You are called" "Michael Strogof'." It was Ivan Ogareff. He had taken the name and position of the man whom he believed to be powerless. Neither the grand dul:e nor any other person in Irkutsk knew him. He had not even needed -:o disguise his fea tures. As he had the means of proving his pretended identity, no one could doubt him. He ca.me, then, sustained by a will of iron, to hasten by treason and assassination the conclusion of the drama of the invasion. After the answer of Ivan Ogareff the grand duke made a sign, and all his officers retired. The fictitious MIichael Strogoff and he remained alone in :he room. The grand duke looked at Ivan Oga reff for some seconds and with the greatest attention. Then he asked him: "You were on the 15th of July at Moscow?' "Yes. your highness, and on the night from the 14th to the 15th I saw his majesty the czalr at the New palace." "You have a letter' from the czar?" "Here ;I. is." And Ivan Ogateff handed to the grand duke the imperial letter, reduced to dimensions almost microscopic. "Was that letter given to you in that state?" asked the grand duke. "No, your highness, but I was com pelled to tear .pe-n the envelope in or der to better conceal it from the Tartar soldiers." "IHave you, then, been a prisoner of the Tartars?" "Yes, your l:ighness, during a few days," answered Ivan Ogareff. "It is on that account that, having set out from Moscow on the 15th of July, 1 only arrived at Irkutsk on the 2d of October after a journey of sixty-nine days." The grand dluke took the letter. He unfolded it and recognized the signa ture of the czair. preceded by the sacra mental formula. wr-itten with his own hand. Hence there was no possible doubt concerning the authenticity of that letter nor- indeed concerning the identity of the cour-ier. if his fierce look at irst .inspired mistrust.- the grand duke did not allow it to be seen. and soon the mistrust disappeared.tal together. The grand duke r-emained some mo ments without spetaking. He was read ing slowly the letter in order to thor oughly gather the s;ense of it. Taking up again the speech, he ask ed: "Michael Str-ogoff, do you know tile contents of this letter?" "Yes, your highness. I might have been compelled to destroy it to prevent It from falling Into the hands of the Tartars, and if that should happen I wished to bring its contents to your highness." "Do you kuow that this letter enjoins us to die at Irkutsk rather than sur render the city ?" "I know it." "Do you also know that it points out the movements of the troops who have combined to check the Invasion?" "Yes, your highne:n . But those move ments have not succeed1ed." "What do you mean?" "I wish to tell you that Ichim, Omsk, Tomsk, not to speak of other important towns of the two Siberias, have been one after another occupied 1:7 the sol diers of Feofar-Khan." "-But has there been a battle? Have our Cossacks ever met the Tartars?" "Several times, your highnes-s." "And they were r:epulsed?" "They-were not In sufficient strength "-Where have the encounters takc place of whIch you speak?" "At Kalyvan, at 'omsk." Up to this time Iv-an Ogareff had only told the truth, but with the object, of fighting the defenders of Irkutsk by exaggerating the advantages obtained by the troops of the emir, he added: "And a third time before Krasnol ars." '-And that last engagement?" asked the grand duke, whose firmly set lips scarcely allowed the words to pass. "It was more than an engagement, your highness," answered Ivan Oga reff; "it was a battle." "A battle?" "Twenty thousand Russians, coming from the provinces of the frontier and from the government of Tobolsk, came into collision with a force of a hundred and fifty thousand Tartars, and In spite of their courage thiey have been anni hilated." "You lie!" cried t:he grand duke, who endeavored. but in vain, to master his anger. "I tell the truth, your highness," cool ly replied Ivan Ogareff. "I was pres ent at that battle of Krasnoiarsk, and It Is there where I was made 1:isoner!" The grand duke became calm, and by a sign he gav-e Ivan Ogareff to under stand that he did not doubt his verac "On what day dhl this battle of Krasnoiarsk take place?" he asked. "On the 2d of September." "And now all the Tartar forces are concentrated around lrkutsk?" "All." "And you would number them at" ~s Veroe A n ,e : a::eratl of Ivan %Jars1 in reckoning the numbers of the Tar tar army and tending always to the same end. "And I musi: not expect any succor from the provinces of the west?" ask ed the grand dake. "None, your Aighness-at least before the end oi winter." "Very well. Listen to this, Michael Strogoff: Should no relief come to me, neither from the west nor the east, and were there 00,000 Tartars, I would not give up Irkutsk!" The wicked eye of Ivan Ogareff light ly blinked. The traitor seemed to say that the brother of the czar was reck oning without treason. ~ The grand duke, of a nervous temper ament, had great difficulty in preserv ing his calmness on learning this dis astrous news. lIe w mik)irp and down the room unde:- the eyes ci Ivan Oga reff, who covered him as a prey re served for his vengeauce. lie stopped at the windows. He looked out upon the Tartar fires. Ile was trying to find out the ncise. the --rcater part of which was caused by the grating of the fee on the river. A quarter of an hour passed without his putting ar other question. Then, again taking tp the letter. he read a passage of it aad said: "You know, Michael Srogoff, that there is question in this letter of a traii:or against whom I have to be on my guard?" "Yes, your highness." "He is to attempt to enter Irkutsk disguised to win my confidence; then, at the proper time, to deliver up the town to the Tartars." "I know all that, your highness, and I also know that Ivan Ogareff has sworn personal vengeance on the broth er of the czar." "They say that that officer had been condemned by the grand duke to a most humiliating degradation." "Yes, I remember. But he deserved It, that wretch, who was afterward to serve against his country and to lead there an invasion of barbarians!" "His majesty the czar," n'nswered Ivan Ogareff, "relied c.pec;ally on the fact that you were aware of the crim inal projects of Ivan Ogareff against your person." "Yes; the letter informed me of it." "And'his majesty told it to me him self, while warning me to mistrust that traitor above all during my jouruey across Siberia." "Have you ever met himY' "Yes, your highness, after the battle of Krasnoiarsk. Could lh have sus pected that II as the bearer of a let ter addressed to your highness and, in which all his projects were div'ulged I should not now be standing before you." "Yes, you wonld have been lost," an swered the grand duke. "And how did you escape?" "By throwing myself into the irtish." "And how did you enter Irkutsk?" "During a sortie that was made this very night to repel a Tartar detach mnt I joined in with the defenders of the town. I was able to make myself known, and they at once conducted me before your highness." "WVell done. Micehael Str'ogolf." an swered the grand duke. "You have shown courage- and zeal during this difficult mission. I shall not f'orget you. Have you any favor- to ask of me?" "None if it be not that of fighting by the side of your highness," answered Ivan Ogareff. "Let it be so, Mlichael Strogoff. From2 this day I attach you to my person, and you shall be lodged in this p)alace." "And if in conformity with the inten tion which is attributed to him Ivan Ogareff should present himself before your highness under' a false' name" "We would unmask him. thanks to you wvho know him, and by my order he should die under the knout. Go." Ivan Ogareff gave the miilitary salute to the grand duke, not forgetting that he was captain in the corps of the cou riers of the czar. and Lhe withdrew. Ivan Ogarecff had just now lplayed wvith success his base role. The grand duke's conidence had been accorded him full Iand entire. ie could abuse it when and where he thought proper'. He would even live in that palace. H~e would know all the secrets of the de fense. He held, therefore, the situation in his hand. No one in Irkutsk knew him. No one could tear off his mask. He resolved, therefore, to begin the work without more delay. Ivan Ogareff. having every facility of seeing, observing and acting, spent the next day in v'isitin g the fortifica tions. Everywhere he was received with cordial congratulations by the officers, soldiers and citizens. This cou rier of the czat- was like a tie which ...hem to the- empire. Ivan Oga ref ore recounted to them all the ee of his journey, and this with a vivacity that was-never wanting. Then adroitly, without at first insisting on It too much, he spoke of the gravity of the situation, exaggerating, as he had done while addressing the grand duke, both the successes of the Tartars and the forces at their disposal. To listen to him, the succor would be insufficient should it even come, ard it was to be feared that a battle fought under the walls of Irkutsk would be as disas trous as the battles of Kalyvan, of Tomsk and of Krasnoiarsk. Ivan Ogareff was not at first lavish in these sinister insinuations. He took care they should penetrate by degrees Into the minds of the defenders of Ir kutsk. He seemed to answer only when a great many questions were put to him and then as though with regret. In any case he added always that it must defend itself to the last man, and they must blow it up rather than sur render it! If the defenders of Irkutsk eeculd have been discouraged, Ivan Ogareff had chosen an efficient means. But the garrison and population 'of Irkutsk were too patriotic to allow themselves to be frightened. Of those soldiers, of those citizens, shut up in an isolated town at the farthest end of the Asiatic world, not one had dreamed -of speak ing of capitulation. The disdain of IRussia for those barbarians was with out limit. In any case no one for a mo ment suspected the hateful role which Ivan Ogareff was playing. No one could have imagined that the pretended courier of the czar was nothing else than a traitor. was the cause, from his arrival at Ir kutsk, of there being frequent relations between Ivan Ogareff and one of Its bravest defenders, Wassili Feodor. One knows with what anxiety this unhap py father was devoured. If his daugh ter, Nadia Feodor, had left Russia at the date assigned by the last letter he had received from Riga, what had be come of her? Was she still trying to traverse the invaded provinces, or, rather, had she already been for a long time a prisoner? Wassili Feodor could not fird any solace for his sorrow ex cept when he had some opportunity of fighting against the Tartars, opportu nities which were too seldom for his liking. Now, when Wassili Feodor was informed of the unexpected arrival of a courier from the czar he had a pre sentiment that this courier could give him scme tidings of his daughter. It was only a very slight hope. but still he clung to it. Wassili Fodor went to find Ivan Ogareff, who availed himself of this opportunity to have daily relations with the commandant. Did the rene gade think he could turn that circum sfance to his own profit? Did he judge all men by himself? Could he believe that a Russian, even a political exile, could be so mean as to betray his coun try? Whatev'er was the case. Ivan Ogareff met with skillfully feigned ea gerness all the advances made to him by the father of Nadia. The latter, the very next motning after the arrival of f the pretended courier, went to the pal ace of the governor general. There he informed Ivan Ogareff of the circum stances under which his daughter had to leave European Russia and told him now what was his anxiety in her re gard. Ivan Ogareff did not know Nadia, al- ( though he had met her at the post house of Ichim the day on which she was there with Michael Strogoff. ButI then he had paid no more attention to her than the two journalists, who were at the same time in the posthouse. He I could not therefore give any news of his daughter to Wassili Feodor. "But at what time," asked Ivan Oga reff, "had your daughter to leave Rus sian territory?" "At nearly the same time as you," re plied Wassili Feodor. "I quitted Moscow on the 15th of July." "And Nadia also had to leave Moscow on that date. Her letter told me so ex pressly." "She was at Moscow on the 15th of i July?" asked Ivan Ogareff. t "Yes, certainly at that date." "Very well," replied Ivan Ogareff. C Then, recollecting himself, he added: "But, no; I was forgetting. I was about to confound dates. It is unfortu nately too probable that your daugh ter has had to cross the frontier, and N only one hope remains-that she may have stopped on receiving news of the Tartar Invasion!" Wassili Feodor hung down his head. He knew Nadia, and he knew well that nothing would prevent her setting off. By this statement Ivan Ogareff had just committed gratuitously an act of real cruelty. With one word he could reassure Wassili Feodor. Although Nadia had passed the fron tier under the circumstances previous ly described, Wassili Feodor, by com paring the date at which his daughtera was certainly at Nijni Novgorod andc the date of the order forbidding any one I to leave it, would withotit doubt draw this conclusion-that Nadia could not have been exposed to the dangers of anivso and that she was still, in asp iteohrsef on the European terri torye of theerse. Ivan Qgareff might have said that word. lie did not say it. Wassili Feo don withdrew heartbroken. After that interview his last hope was destroyed. During the two following days the grand duke several times asked for the pretended Michael Strogoff and had him repeat all that he had heard in the imperial cabinet of the Newv palace. Ivan Ogar-eff, pr1eparied for all those quetions, answered without ever hesi tating. H~e (lid not conceal designedly that the governmenUt of the czar had been altogether taken by surprise by the invasion; thi~t the r-ising had been prepared with the greatest secrecy; that the Tar-tars wvere already masters of the line of the Obi wvhen the news reached Moscow. and finally that noth ng was ready in the Russian provinces to throw into Siberiai tr-oops sufficient to repel the inv-aders Afterward Ivan Ogareft, entirely free in his movements. began to study Irkutsk, the state of its fortifications, their weak ploints. in order eventually to make use of those observations if any circumstance should prevent the consummatienl of his treason. He de voted himself umore particularly to the examination of the. Eolchaaa gate, which he intended treacherously to sur render. Twice at night he came to in spect that gate and -the fortifications around it. Hie walked about there with out any fear of exposing himself to the missiles of the besiegers, whose first posts were less than a verst from the ramparts. He knew well that he was not exposed-nay, even that he was recognized. lHe had had a glimpse of a shadow which had glided to the foot of the ramparts. Sangarre, risking her life, had just come to try to put herself in com-eni cation with Ivan Ogareff. Besides, the besieged for two days had enjoyed a tranquillity to which they had not been accustomed since the Tartars first in- - vested Irkutsk. It was by order of Ivan Ogareff. The lieutenant of Feofar-Khan had wished that all attempts to carry the town by sheer force should be suspend ed. Thus after his arrival at Irkutsk the artillery was absolutely silent. Per haps-at least he hoped so-the vigi lance of the besieged would be some what relaxed. In any case, at the out posts several thousand Tartars were ready to burl themselvesm against the gate when deprived of its defenders, when Ivan Ogareff should let them know the hour for action. . Meanwhile that could not be long de layed. They must make an end of it Iefore the Russian corps should arrive In sight of Irkutsk. The resolution of Ivan Ogareff was taken, and that very night from the top of the rampart a note fell into the hands of Sangarre. It was the following night, the night from the 5th to the Gth of October, at So'clock in the morning, that Ivan Ogareff had fixed for delivering up Ir kutsk to the Tartars. [To BE CONT On Her Own Head. Mr. Buggins-Fifty dollars for a bon net! Why, madam, it's a crime. Mrs. Buggins-Well, the crime is on my own head.-Philadelphia Record. Esteem cannot be where there Is no confidence, and there can be no con fidence where there Is no respect. Gles. 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