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THE CALUMET NEWS.
Friday, April 14, 191 f. "T: W PAGE TEH " . " 1 i . 4 'J TSa MgM f tifln Dy PERCY EMENER Copjrrljht 1907, by R. F. Fenno A Co. lievcil that Couut Yasea I to marry the Lady Ahlrida. Thoy pose as lov ers, uml. n far Jim the lady is con cerned, nho believes that the future U settled. Count Vasca has no iutcntlon of marrying her. Not only does he mean to bo king In Yadasara. but he moans to marry the princess If he can. lie has the ting's permission to Inter view the princess. If he succeeds In obtaining her cmseut she H to go free with him this very night He may use what persuasion he will." 'Then the kin? wishes to save her?" "On the contrary. It is only because he feel sure that the count will fall that he has given hi consent The -count Is too powerful to be refused a favor. If he fails, then the princess r infers tomorrow in the manner you know of The kin? has promise.) Lady Aid rlda' that Vasca has an i elaborate soiiome which is urranged In every detaL He will use persuasion, lie will play upon her fears. For that punoso he will unlock the 6lab to show her tho death road she Is to take "It Is cot easy, Lut'you'ro athletic enough," he went on. "The slip from this dungeon is only a few feet long. It then joins tho main shaft that falls into tho river not qulto perpendicularly, but nearly. Tou must let yourself dow n by lha rnna unfit vnn ronio to another Klit) ! resembling this, but much longer, for ; luu;w,u.w" 1W "m vf u"tu,i" l (J UIKL' U( T C'Vt'U UilUUUt Ull V.UUSCUI, or be might kill her If she refuses hitn too contemptuously. Whether be suc ceeds or not, ho has no intention of going to the kiug. lie will leave tho fortress with her and go straight to the city gate, llo will go tho way yoa must have gone the night you escaped, A boat Is lying hard by tho great rock, lie will cross tho river and before dawn will bo In tho woods which llo to tho south. There 13 a woodcutter's cottage there, and horses will bo wait In? for him." "He means to leavo Drussenland?" I asked. 0'lfyansinlled. the princess dungeon, though below this. Is not Immediately under It. You will find It a difficult climb up. but on your hands and knees you can do It. Aro you clear so far?" "Yes, but will tho slab la her cell bo unlocked?" "It will be wide open." "She knows that I am coming?" "No. There Is the weak spot in my plan. I have tried to communicate with her, but I have failed. In her ex citement 6be may betray you before you are prepared." "Prepared for what?" "She will not bo alouo when you ar rive," he answered. "At court it is be- I ";o. Tomorrow the revolution win commence. II a IX tho city Is Vasca' already." "Tho princess will not consent." I 6ald after a pause. "Yet Vasca must succeed toulgbt. said O'Ryau slowly, "the Vasca 1 am thinking of. The count will be alotio with tho princess and will have the keys of the dungeon. You will enter, and yon will kill him. Take hi cloak nnd hat aud sword. Then drag his body to the slip and let It go. Use ex pedition. Open tho door and walk out of the fortress. Do cot speak If you can help it Your voice might betray you. As you go through the city you will be watched, but have no fear. They will be watching to see that you come to no barm. They aro your friends. The city gate will open for you at a sign, and you are free to inako tho best of your way to the woodcutter's cottage. I shall be wait ing there with horses." "And afterward?" "Unless you are delayed, by dawn we should be well on our way toward the place whore you entered this Infernal i country. We must trust to luck to find ! the way out. Now do you thoroughly understand?" "Yes. When do I go?" "You will presently hear tho guard changed in tho corridor without Then tio your ropo securely and descend. Here is a sword. See that you do not drop it as you go down. Do not go be fore your time or you will ruin every thing. Don't be too courteous with Vasca. Onco ho hlrej an assassin to stab you in tho dark: just remember that nnd slay him as you would a mad dog. Now I must go.H -We..grnsped each other's hand, and be""left"me. Suddenly I heard the guard changed. Tho time bad come, and my heart beat faster. I waited until the sound of the men's measured tread had died away down tho corridor, and then I went to the slab. A dozen fears took hold of me at that moment Indeed, my hand trembled as I put the key Into it hole. It turned easily, and the next mo ment I had raised the slab. The dungeon was pitch dark. I had to be careful not to slip Into the hole I could hear the swish of the river far below me a noisy sound it was, com ins "P through tho shaft. I found the ting, and to it 1 tied tho rope. I tested the security of the knots at least half a dozen times before I let the rope go. It swung out to Its length with a Jerk. I fastened tho sword tightly round mo, nnd then I stood for n moment It was a short prayer I innttered too 6hort perhaps, for the great matter I was entering upon, but, it 'was an earnest one. Then I sat upon tho odgo of tho slip and, grasping tho ropo with both hands, let myself go, dropping to my full length. It was tho way that only dead men took, yet I, a living one, was about to take It. It had seemed pitch dark in the dun geon, yet I hung in a greater blackness and could discern the opening above my head. I wasted no time now I had begun my Journey. It was simply a matter of sliding down the slip and steudying myself by tho ropo. This was easy enough. I must have traversed nearly the fifty feet of rope, yet my feet had al ways met the wall. I had come to no other hole, no other slip Joining the ? 4 Sikd Sincerity Clothes W. II F 51 But Tasteful ft "srK S3 LY It's a Trifle Earl v. it's Not Too Early for New Styles Many ot the men we know are always interested in hearing that a new season's styles have arrived. Many men we don't know would be interested from this sea son foird, if they could be made to realize the advant ages of seeing and selecting their clothes early. If you look early, you are certain to see many patterns which cannot be seen later. You are certain to obtain a perfect fit and the style and fabric which appeal to you most forcibly. "Sincerity Clothes" with their -air" of Spring arc now on display sideration. W hy not -lance at them? New things are always need not purchase unless you wish. ready for your con intcrcsting and you i:..i;i:v smt:s ami nxruitns i .u:in,i;ss smi:i k cooi'Kit rN'ti:uvi:.u ;kion and Kor-'i.oi-' hats I... BLUMENTHAL Calumet's Leading Clothier Ask Any Man In Town 4 main shaft. Hand over hand I went down, lirst feeling the ropo with my feet to mako certain that I was not at the end of it, then feeling the wall, not to miss tho opening I Bought f'Jr. Hand over hand, then my feet dan gling below me there was no more ropo. For an instant I felt Inclined to let go nnd fall to death, so ending my troubles. Then I wcut up hand over baud lu deperato haste, and. having got the rope between my knees again. I Lung, swinging, and steadied myself to think. Hither I had missed the holo or O'llynn was mistaken; the rope was not long enough. Perhaps it was be cause the first solution was tho most ncceptablo that I believed it to be tho correct one. I took courage nnd climbed upward, stretchlug my legs to right and left searching for tho hole. I might have missed it even then had I not heard a sound that made ma listen intently. Yes; It was distinct from the hissing of the water below mo, tho murmur of a man's voice. Was it above me in the dungeon I had escaped from? If so. I had only to wait a few moments. I should feel the ropo Jerked, or else it would be cut. nnd so nn end to me. 1 hung, waiting, nnd still In n dull monotone the voice went on. Suddenly n 1 It t lo below mo nnd ta my left the rocky wall seemed to grow luminous, a flickering light that shono for n moment, then died, then shone again. "Is that a good way out of life?" The voice Rounded low, yet the words were distinct. Tho light flicker ed and then slowly went out 1 low ered myself to the level where it had been and then, holding tho rope with "one hand, worked my way along tho face of tho wall with tho other. 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PiiuniH. i r Honor Ixiiu Buukl..l uuJ 1U.M Dull wruiniiira rt'Utliiinii. California Fruit Crowerj xclian(e, 34 Clark St., Chicago, III. made slow progress, but preseutly I grasped the side of the slip. Cautiously I felt for the door of It with my foot After" some minutes I succeeded In finding it, but it was, if anything, at a sharper angle than tho slip from my dungeon. How to get a footing upon It was a matter for consideration." As It was, I bad to hold on to the side of the slip to prevent the rope swinging back with me. for Instead of being directly under my dungeon, as O'llynn had led mo to suppose, this opening was a good ten feet to one side of It. Fortunately the walls of It were rough hewn, and, clinging to the rope with my knees and feet, I managed to drag myself Inward with my hands, my nails und fingers suffering in the operation. ISy letting the rope slide between my knees gradually as I ad vanced I brought myself to the floor Bomo feet from the edge of the flip I choso the spot nnd then dropped forward on my bands and knees. The released rope swung back end was gone.' There was uo return now. I had dropped very cautiously, and all my energy bad been centered on what I was doing. Now 1 was nware that above me, nt tho top of the steep as cent, there was a light. O'ltyan had not deceived me. The trap in tho dun geon was open. There was n pillar in tho middle of the dungeon, supporting the low vault ed roof, and in a ring In the pillar a torch was fixed. A breeze from the open trap caught the flame, making it dicker weirdly and cast strange shadows. On a couch nt the foot of the pillar sat Daria, her hands clasped in bor lap. She hardly seemed to listen to Vasca, who was standing close to her, talking rapidly. "I have been ambitious. I have de ceived you. I crave your pardon. 1 have not dono It for myself alone. I have done It for you. My love has spurred me on. They would make me king. It has been your ambition to reign in Yadasara. Sow your ambi tion may 1h realized." "You nre not n king." "Tonight; no, tomorrow" Ho broke off excitedly. "Say that you jwlll be queen of Yndasarn. my queen, and now, this Instant, this dungeon door Is open to you. In a few hours you shall have the nation at your feet craving your favors. Your word shall bring death or grant Hfo. Y'our will shall bo law in Drusscnland and bo who speaks tho humblest yet tho hap- riesi or your slaves. ' -a pieasing prospect most easily spoKcn or." It Is true. Tomorrow at this tlmo I shall be king. Tho last obstacle is overthrown." ciiArTnit xxiv. 1'iay a uoudio game. Count Vasca," she said se verely. "You betrayed me, wnom you professed to serve, lou would now betray him tr whom you bavo transferred your nl leglance." or your sake," bo nnswered. "Do not forget that" "For my sake?" .ilou aro a princess In Drussonlnnd. You would be queen. As your knight I could but draw a good sword in your service; ns a king I can give you my uanu 10 ueip you mount tho throne von covei. I have ceased to covet a throuo. morrow I die." ivever uy my will. I am hero to save you. Ity the king's permission I ara here. If I can win your consent to bo my wlfo ho has promised tou Ufa and freedom. Vasca powerful, ltut I havo a far greater aim. Consent, and wo win leave this dungeon nnd tho city, no foro nightfall tomorrow Yndasarn will bo in our hands, the king our prisoner. It wants but tho sharp note of n trum- rot to call half tho city to my banner." . men let tho trumnot sound nt d:.v. break, devolution will shake tho dir. nnd I shall bo saved." lie paused a moment "Tho fortress Is not yet in tnr hnnrl else had I not been forced to gain the king's permission before I enmo to you. I cannot save you unless you come with mo. From thU ii tho king protects us. afterward mv friends your subjects." And Sir Verrall?" Hlni I cannot save. I would h.ir done so If I could, but it is impossible. My followers demand his death, i they do the death of all thoso whn bravo manT I grant still, n forernor." "Yet you will bo king tomorrow, so you tell me." "Aye, as surely as that torch begins to burn low and shows that time clam ors for your answer." lie spoke in a different lone. I per ceived that bis patience was nearly exhausted. "My answer U no," she said firmly. "Tho rack Is a cfuel companion, princess. Were I the greatest villain In Drusseuland, yet should I bo a gen tler comrade than tho rack." "The rack kills the body. A villain would break my heart." "Time is meaningless when in the rack's embrace," he answered. "I' very second is an hour when agony thrills through every nerve. You may live for hours, and hours in such a case mean a lifetime." "Yet I shall die honestly, loving a trite man. Can a lifetime, be it of hours or years, be better spent?" "You love this foreign dog?" "As my own soul." She rose to her feet ns she said It. My time had nearly come. Cautious ly 1 felt that my sword was loose in Its scabbard. "The torch burns low. Think once more." , . . I wondered how he Intended to fake her without her consent, ns O'ltyan had said he might do. Would 'he at tempt to drug her? Suddenly be drew his sword Was he about to wound her and thus secure her? Ho stirred tho torch into a brighter llamo with the point of his weapon. "See, I make the time as long as possible." he said defiantly. "Though all tho torches In Drussen land were hero and each one wore lighted from tho dying dame of an other, yet that time would not sufDce to make me change." said Darl.i slow ly. "I believe I know that tho God who looks down upon us will glvo me strength to bear what is before me. Go, Count Vasca, go! You aro a dou bio traitor. Seo that I do not betray you when tho rack cracks theso limbs of jnilne." "I will see. to that," ho nnswered harshly. "Your folly shall neither kill my ambition nor make me careless. Ferhaps it is for my own safety, per haps pity for j'ou, I hardly kno7 which, but the rack shall not hurt you. You shall make an easier end. There lies the death road. You shall take it tonight." lie threw his cloak back from his shoulder to give his sword nrm free dom. Whether he meant to kill her' I shall never know. My time had come. Iarla sprang toward htm. "For that I thank you. You could do me no greater service." She clutched tho bosom of her dresi with both bands nnd tore it open, showing her white flesh. "Strike, nnd strike deep!" Ills moment of surprise was my no. mont of opportunity. I drew myself up nnd stood in the dungeon, sword ia hand. Patia turned with n low cry. The count, with an oath, pushed her aside, so that she fell upon the couch, nnd rushed at me. I remembered that the trap was Just behind me. and I stepped aside ns our blades mot. "You must crush your enemy now, count It Is your last chance." 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