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SYNOPSIS. Pierpont Stafford, banker mid railroad magnate, with hls sixteen-year-old daugh ter. Gloria, is wintering at Palm Beach. Gloria is a vivacious hut willful young lady who chafes under the restraining hand of a governess from whom she re peatedly escapes. Her childish capers cause young Doctor Royce to fall in love with her. night and In an auto plunges Into the surf where she leaves the car. Becoming lost in the everglades she falls Into the hands of the S«*minole Indians. She steals from her room at She Is rescued and returned to her father who had offert; 1 a reward for her return, Glorla falls In love with her rescuer. F re neau. Five years later she leaves school and mets Freneau at the theater; hls nt tontlon having been occupied with lier sister-in-law he has forgotten Glorias » VX forgive him. Gloria's sister-in-law. Hols, £ a , lou * " n<1 . Dof ' t .°: Koyce discovers In her an ally to assist in thwarting Freneau. Doctor Royce u-0. r „ n <f. F r pn p,? u UV". lhe , r -, e ls another woman besides Gloria: Freneau goes sleighing With Gloria without her father's knowledge. It results In pneumonia for Gloria, whose family becomes Incensed at Freneau when they learn the truth. Royce is summoned to alleviate Gloria's suffering. The sudden and perilous Illness of Gloria Stafford threw her official lover, Freneau, also into a sudden and peri lous situation. He and hls partner, Mulry, had counted on using Freneau s engagement to the daughter of the great Pierpont Stafford as a kind of collateral at the bank. SIXTH EPISODE. When the girl was stricken down He was It was with pneumonia. Freneau's heart was wrung as well as his purse, genuinely in love with Gloria. not hard to love so beautiful, so rich, and so infatuating a girl. But he had not.counted on death as a possible And there was another, a more cer tain rival—Dr. Stephen Royce —whom Gloria's brother, David, had called in to take cUarge of the case. Royce had loved Gloria before Freneau ever saw her. It was Royce who had actually saved her from the Seminole Indians. Royce despised Freneau and had told him so. Royce would not even permit Freneau to enter the sick room, where he was master. rival. Freneau was permitted to send up flowers, but he could not be sure that they reached her. He wondered what Royce was saying about him to Gloria, and whether she believed it. He did not know that Royce had been discouraged to make even what protest he might have given voice to. When he first entered Gloria's room, Royce saw on the little table near her bed a silver-framed portrait of Fre neau. Gloria was too delirious to see how hls lip curled with scorn. But her father saw it, and when Royco said, "This fellow is a scoundrel," "1 called you to treat my daughter's ■health, not her heart." Freneau did not know that he had such an ally in the family. But he knew that he had an enemy of a pe culiar sort, an enemy who loved him not wisely, but too well. And that was Lois, the wife of David Stafford. Pierpont answered, sternly: The poor Don Juan of a Freneau had never dreamed when he began a casual flirtation with Lois that she would prove so desperate a worshiper. He had expected that she would let . , . . him go with a sigh or a smile, as hls other sweethearts had done when they realized that his heart had wings and used them. He was to learn how se riously Lois took his attentions and to learn it at a most Inconvenient time. He had respected Pierpont's wish that the engagement to Gloria should be kept secret, and had told no one but his partner, Mulry. He had most de cidedly not told Lois. He was plan ning to discard her as gracefully as possible before the news broke. Mulry had chuckled with joy at the news of the engagement. But he grew ns glum as an owl when he learned of Gloria's Illness. At length he said to Freneau: "My boy. you've got to go and bor row of your papa-in law to be, or we've got to close the shop. Our branch of fices are howling for their back pay. and we've got to pull down some cash somewhere or pull down the blinds. Go talk to Pierpont and show him the hooks. Show him the big killing we're going to make in the street if he'll tide us over. Go on, and come back with the bacon, or don't come back at all." Freneau would almost rather have gone to the electric chair, but needs must when the devil drives. So he took a big bouquet and a big ledger and a taxicab to the Stafford house. And whom should he meet as he was ushered in but Lois telling Pier pont good-by. And what should Pier pont say but, "I am going to tell you a great secret. Lois. Dick, here, is en gaged to Gloria. Don't tell anyone." Lois had no more self-control than to topple over. Freneau was disgusted with her more than ever now. She had enough presence of mind to blame her collapse on the heat of the room and her alarm for Gloria. And the excuse sufficed for old Stafford, but as she left, she gave the sadly shaken Freneau a look that said, "Oh, no, I won't tell anyone, but I'll tell you something." That was what her eyes said, while her Ups said: "Congratulations to you both. I'm sure you'll be very happy. Good-by." Freneau's heart fluttered still more when he broached the subject of the loan to Pierpont—broke to Pierpont the unpleasant news that his new son in-law's first act was to borrow money. He put it on a business basis, but Pier pont, like most other millionaires, hated to he sponged on. and he shook his head in answer to Freneau's propo sition. Freneau was H n pitiable plight. He ■ -» ! was' about to slink away in despair, when he happened to think to say; "You offered me a reward for the rescuing of Gloria from the Indians. I refused the money then, so I thought that now — perhaps — well thought—" i | i "That's true," said Pierpont. "That suggests a way out of It. Your propo sition does not appeal to my business sense, but I can do this. I'll pay you double the reward with compound in terest for five years. That will square I us up." Freneau smiled with a renewal of I hope, and Stafford wrote him an im , . portant cneCK. TTVonenn thanked him nrnmlaed to Weneau manned mm, promisea io return the money, and left the bou fluet for Gloria - Aa he nia,le hi8 , way out he met Royce Just coming down 1 from Gloria's room. Freneau hated _ . . „ ^ the sight of Royce for many reasons. We usually hate people we have , wronged, [ Gloria ! Ho managed to ask how was. Royce said she was bet ter, but not yet out of danger. A cu rious look came over his face as he added: "Look here, Freneau. I don't like I you a bit, but Gloria loves you a lot. : I <Jon't seo why, but she does. Worn en are pecullar . Now, I'd rather broak my own heart thnn hers she wants you tor a husband, and if you'll p ] ay fa j r an( j wa j k straight from now on> j'jj do nothing to interfere with y0 ur plans. But If you play false with ber. I'll—well—there's nothing I won't do to save her from you." Freneau promised glibly that he would bo an ideal lover and a model 0 f loyalty. Royce said: "I hope so," without much hope, and "You'd bet j ter!" with rather too much empha 8 i S j his pocket, and he went back to his office with "the bacon." Mulry made j him so welcome that he forgot his j new troubles in the radiance of the new business plans, Still, Freneau had the check in But his promise to Royce was put to the test at once, for that very aft ernoon, when he reached his apart ment, Lois appeared there. She was heavily veiled, but Freneau's valet seemed to know her. He backed out discreetly. When Lois threw off the shroud her face was terrible In Its resolution. "You shan't marry Gloria, Dick," she said. "You shan't throw me over— not for her? You shan't marry her of all the people In the world." Freneau was tired of Lois and tired of interference. He forgot to be gen tle. He laughed. j j j j st°P me?" | Lois' cold, hard answer bowled him over: "Even Gloria can't be so crazy about you that she would marry you 1 R 7 were found dead here." Freneau stared at her aghast. Ho could not quite be sure of her meaning He leaped tor It. But she dodged round his desk and put it to her lips, wish you hadn't." she cried. "If you take another step I'll swallow this." "No? And how are you going to till he saw a little phial In her hand. "Don't you come near me or you'll Freneau had to temporize with the woman. He surrendered weakly mad j an( i dropped into a chair, "Listen to me, Lois," he pleaded. "I went to her father to borrow money. I I've got to have hls support or go ■ bankrupt If , do that rn bIow my L rains Qf c 1 don . t love I QIoria My heart , g youra . B ut 1 can't marry you. If I marry her she won't Interfere with your love and mine. We shall be all the safer. It you love me, you won't ruin me. If you don't love me, give me the phial and I'll get out of your way." She was in so insane a mood of jealousy and longing, that she be lieved him. She made him swear that he spoke the truth, as if an oath or two meant anything to him. Then she suffered herself to remain hls dupe, and he took her down to a taxicab, feeling sure that he was well rid of her. that he made a holiday with Mulry, i who planned to start off at once ! on a round of the different cities where they had branch offices for the convenience of victims who lived far from New York, When she had gone he breathed more easily. He even laughed. He had everybody working for him. His rival, Royce, was tolling to save Gloria's life. His ex-flame, Lois, was in league with him to keep up the de ception. Gloria's father was lending him money. He was plainly a child of destiny. He was so reassured by nis luck * Ignorance may be bliss, but it is not preparedness. Freneau was blissful In the belief that Lois was quieted. He did not dream, nor did she, that David Stafford was awakening. When Fre neau took Lois to the taxicab, she lowered her veil, but a veil is only a partial disguise at best, and it may attract attention. Neither Freneau nor Lois noted that a certain Mrs. Coleridge was passing, or that she stared hard. Mrs. Coleridge was one of the pretti est faces in Freneau's pack of dis cards. She was a sort of female Fre neau, but In Freneau she had met her match, because she allowed her self to be more thrilled than thrilling. He had passed on without a long pause before her shrine. Mrs. Coleridge had seen Freneau with Lois at various tea dances, and she recognized Lois all the more read ily for her veil. She was outraged in her finest sensibilities. She felt it her duty to see that Lois was punished. She did not want to appear as a com plaining witness, but her righteous In dignation carried her to a large hotel In whose writing room she found pen ink nane.r^ envelopes, and secrecy^ She Jashed' off a little note to David ad vising him that his wife was showing more interest than he might approve In a certain heart-breaker. Mrs. Cole ridge neglected to sign her name. In fact, she rather disguised her hand writing, though this made little dif ference, since David did not know It, anyway. She dropped the little letter into a mail-box with the inno cent glee of an anarchist slipping a bomb with a time fuse under a mil lionaire's automobile. The United States post office author ities carried the loaded letter to Da vid s office for her. He opened it and read it, but could not understand it. He read it again and understood It, but could not believe it. He was about to toss it in the waste-basket, where such missives belong. He read it again. It threw him into a black pit of agony and consternation. Now, he could, but would not, be lieve it. He wondered who the "heart breaker'' might be. He remembered that Lois had been fond of I-Teneau years before. He dismissed tills sus picion with contempt. He loathed the letter. Only cowards and mischief makers write such letters. He threw this one from him as if it were some thing unclean. Yet the anonymous poison gnawed away in his brain. He clenched and unclenched his hands and paced the floor, beads of perspira tion dripping down his face At last he fought it out with himself and decided that ho would trust Lois till she was proved unworthy. How ever, the letter seemed to whisper to him, "A little test will do no harm." Of course, Lois was guiltless, but perhaps she had been careless of ap pearances. It would be better to wait and rebuke the indiscretion when it occurred. He had been talking of a trip South to a meeting of a board of railroad directors on which his father had placed him. It was not necessary for him to go. But he might pretend that it was, and tell Lois good-by, and pretend to leave, and then—. He dared not put the scheme into words. But he dared not let the chance go past to make sure. That evening, when he went home, Lois greeted him with her usual warmth. Before he had quite decided what to do, he had told her that he was called South for ten days, and he had not urged her to go with him. She did not ask to go. In fact, he thought that she took the bad news with just a little too much philosophy. He was tormented with shame and suspicion. The next day, when he went to his office, he bade her good-by as if ho were the criminal and she the saint. He could not have imagined that Lots only waited his departure to fling on her hat and her veil and speed to Freneau before he should leave for his own office. She found him, and he gave her a cold welcome. When she told him that David was to be in the far South for a week, he did not seem to be in terested. When she rejoined that now they could be together without the an noyance of David's presence, Freneau solemnly reminded her of the danger from gossips and servants. He must walk warily, now that he was betrothed to a bank account like Staf ford's. To this Lois made the astonishing answer that if New York was too full of spies, she would go elsewhere. She reminded him of a beautiful village in the Catskill mountains, and declared her Intention of paying it a visit; also she advised Freneau to happen there at the same time—his fiancee, Gloria, was too ill to see him. anyway, and he could give a business trip as an ex cuse. Freneau was indignant, but Lois was dangerous. She threatened him again with the awful weapon of suicide, against which there is no defense. He realized that he was the prey of a kind of blackmailer. He had once thought of Lois as a conquest to be proud of; now he saw that he himself was the victim and she the tyrant. With one rash act she could not only destroy herself but all Freneau's plans. Again he surrendered. Surrender was becoming a habit. He made one condition, that they should take along the letters they had exchanged and de stroy them. He wanted no written evidence of his past to imperil his fu ture. Lois consented, and hurried away, rejoicing. She left Freneau in a mood of black rage and remorse. The quality of his remorse was shown in his medita tions. He thought of the many women he had dealt with lightly, and he won dered if any more of them would rise to threaten his security as a son-in law of Pierpont Stafford. That very day the most pitiful of his conquests appeared. Nell Trask had learned from a newspaper that her father had been knocked down by an automobile and taken to a hospital. She visited him there. His bodily in juries were not serious, but he was brooding so bitterly over Freneau that Nell began to fear for his reason. He told her that he had seen Freneau and had denounced him, and Freneau had struck him in the face. Old Trask was burning to avenge it. He whis pered to Nell that he would reach Freneau yet and strangle him like a dog. She feared both for her own father and for the father of her dead child. She thought of writing Freneau to warn him, but that might only lead him to persecute her father. Perhaps If she begged him to marry her, he would be rich enough now. She found out Freneau's address with little dif ficulty, and appeared at his door soon after Lois had left him, in an ugly mood. The apparition now of so hum ble an incident in his past as the daughter of a bargeman was too dis gusting to endure. ■ Y f V, VÎ - ll P. A. puts new joy into the sport of smoking ! .vz. 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And that flavor and fragrance and coolness is as good as that sounds. P. A. just the universal demand for tobacco without bite, parch or kick-back! I »D NG PIPE AH answers Introduction to Prince Albert isn't any harder than to walk into the nearest place that sells tobacco and ask for "a supply of P. A." You pay out a little change, to be sure, but it's the cheer fullest investment you ever made ! Prince Albert it sold everywhere in toppy red bags, Sc ; tidy red tins, 10c; handsome pound and half-pound tin humidors —on«/ that clever crystal-glass pound humidor with sponge-moistener top that keeps the tobacco in such splendid condition. R. J. Reynold* Tobacco Co., Winston-Salem, N. C. Copyright 1916 by R. J. Reynold* Tobacco Co. When the valet opened Freneau's door, Nell slipped past him and ran straight to Freneau. He could not even pretend the ordinary courtesies. He would not listen to her. He or dered hls valet to bundle her out and to take his own two weeks' notice. Nell had no more fight In her than a violet. Like a violet, she bloomed to be trodden on or plucked for a moment and tossed aside. She drifted back to the shabby barge moored at the dock and waited for her father to return "home." Freneau, raging and calling himself a fool, drove his arms Into the over coat his man held for him and left for hls office, wondering whether he was to be compelled to close up the office because of the follies he had committed. He agreed that flirtation was a poor business. All this while Gloria lay in her bed by the window Imagining that Freneau was pining away for her, while she was getting well as fast as she could for him. Doctor Royce's treatment consisted mainly in keeping out of the way of nature, helping it, but not impeding it with drugs. Gloria was responding With all the rush of youth. He was glad of his success as a physi cian, but he was miserable over her eagerness to get back to her romance. Once, while he watched her as she slept, he saw that she smiled. He was afraid that he knew why. When her eyes opened and stared about her room and at him In bewilderment, he understood that she had come out of the dream realm. "Oh, such a wonderful dream I've had. I dreamed I was well—all of a sudden I hopped out of bed. and—pres to, my clothes were on without all the trouble of buttons and hooks and eyes, and I floated through the wall and over the roofs and climbed down the chimney of Dick's apartment house like a regular Santa Claus. "Then I came out through the steam radiator without even rumpling my frock, and there I found Dick so lone ly and forlorn as never was. When he saw me he nearly expired of joy. "Then I took him by the hand and floated with him through the wall and across the roof to the darlingest little church. The darlingest little minister floated through the pulpit and then— dog on It!—I had to go and wake up. But wasn't It a beautiful dream?" 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