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The House of
"SOMETHING WRONG HERE."
Synopsis. Circumstances having
prevented Spalding Nelson, clerk,
from Joining the Amerlcnn forces
going tn France, he 1b In a de
spondent mood when he receives an
lnltntlnn to dinner from his creat
inine, Huftis Ciaston, On his way
to the house he meets, under pe
culiar circumstances, a young girl,
apparently In trouble, to whom ho
has an opportunity to be of slight
servlre. she lives In the same
apartment building as Kufus Oas.
ton, and he accompanies her home.
CHAPTER I. Continued.
Attbotisb I tried to pretend nn In
terest In their conversation nnd nbsent
ly answered their questions about my
family, my thoughts kept constantly
rccurrlns to the strange trouble of
the girl across the hall, her plight in
teresting me far more than the pur
pose for which my great-uncle had
sent for mo. I hud expected that be
would broach that subject himself, but
the coffee arrived and still the con
versation had been limited to stilted
family chat. As we returned to the
living room, I decided to give him a
"My mother wrote mo " I began.
"Ob, yes," said old Utifus, looking
"Yes, yes, of course," echoed Mrs.
I waited for one or the other of
them to proceetl but for some reason
they both seemed at a loss for words.
"You tell him, Uufus," said my
gteat-nunt at last.
His tired old eyes studied my coun
tenance carefully, searcblngly, as if
he was trying to read my soul.
"What Is it?" I asked impatiently.
"It Is tills," said old ltufus, speak
ing slowly nnd with effort, as If he
bated to disclose his Intentions.
"Three days from now that will be
Sundny morning my wife nnd I are
going to Maine to be gone for some
months. We have leased a furnished
cottage there nnd shall take our serv
ants and our motor with us. We do
not like to leave this apartment wholly
untenanted, and It occurred to Mrs.
Guston that you might occupy It In
I am afraid my countenance at that
moment must have betrayed my con
sternation. My great expectations
vanished, blew up, disappeared. They
did not want me for an heir but for a
caretaker. What a fool I had been to
Imagine for one moment that this pe
nurious old couple had contemplated
doing anything for me. They wanted
mo to do something for them. A sar
castic refusal of their proffer trem
bled on my lips but was stayed by my
"It will enable you to save your
room rent. Mr. Gaston will pay the
rent In advance before we go. There
will be no one here to servo your
meals so you will have to get them
elsewhere, but I will arrange with my
laundress to come In once a day tn
make up your room, and you'll be un
der no expense."
Her .suggestion that I would have
no room rent to pay decided mo. Two
other considerations also influenced
me. It might be a plan on the part
of the old peoplo to try me out nnd
see It I was trustworthy, and then,
dwelling under the same roof with
Barbara Bradford, I might have op
portunities of seeing her again, and
who knows, perhaps of assisting her
out of her mysterious plight.
"I shall be very glnd Indeed to
oome," I found myself saying. "It
was nice of you both to think of mo."
"Something Wrong Here In Thla
House I Tell You!"
"We'll consider the matter settled,"
announced old Hnfus. "We are un
used to guests hero, so you had better
come at ten on Sundny, nn bour after
we hnve started."
"ltufus," suggested my great-aunt
apprehensively, "bad you not better
gtTc him the combination of the wall
safe? My Jewels are there, and In
case there should bo it fire"
"Why not take them with you?" I
"They are a nuisance when you are
travel)"-" she objetted.
"A safe deposit box would be bet
"No," said old ltufus shortly. "Both
my safe deposit boxes nre full nnd
there is no use hiring another one.
The Jewels will be all right where
they are. In case of (Ire you can re
move them to a place of safety. This
Is the combination see that you re
member It lx right, four left, two
right, eight left, 0,-l23."
"I'll remember It," I replied, men
tally repeating It over and over again.
"And now, my dear," said the old
gentleman, "if you will get the keys
from my dek. wo can permit our
nephew to depart."
My great-aunt left the room to do
his mission. The minute she was
safely out of hearing old ltufus' whole
mniiner underwent a stnrtllng change.
Into ills deep-set gray eyes came a
look of terror. His face became ashen,
and the withered band with which he
clutched my arm was trembling vio
lently.' "Listen, boy," he hissed, leaning for
ward Hint be might speak Into my ear
and looking about apprehensively as If
lie feared to be overheard. "Listen
there's something wrong here."
My first thought was that he had
been suddenly stricken with senlln
dementia, but recalling bis perfectly
rational conduct throughout the rest
of the evening, I dismissed the theory
as absolutely untenable. His fear,
whatever caused It, certainly seemed
"Something wrong?" I repeated,
wonderingly. "What do you mean?
What Is it?"
He clutched my arm in n still tight
er grasp, and his voice, suppressed to
a terrllied whisper, became more In
sistent. "I don't know," lie brentbed. "I wish
I did." He glanced timorously about
and went on. "There's something
wrong! I sense it. I fool it. I can
not find out what It is. All kinds of
queer tilings happen. I nm always
hearing voices whispers, whispers,
whispers! That is why we are going
away. My wife thinks it is on ac
count of my health. I don't want her
to know. Please, please, Spalding,
find out what It is before we return.
I have no son. There is no one else
but you to do It. Solve the mystery
for me. Find out about the whispers.
Promise me you will. Ssh not a
word to her! Not a wordl"
lie withdrew his hold on my arm
and laid bis finger on his lips ns he
heard his wife returning. With a vis
ible effort he straightened up, and
when she entered the room be appar
ently bad entirely recovered his self
possession nnd was his natural self
again, a dignified, world-weary old
"I can't find your keys, ltufus," said
my great-aunt, "you had better get
The minute he left the room she
hastened to my side and she, too, be
gan to whisper mysterious warnings,
exhibiting a terror hardly less than
her aged husband's,
"This is a house of mystery," she
announced. "I'm always hearing
strange sounds here. He doesn't
know" with a nod In the direction old
ltufus had gone, "nnd I do not want
him to. That Is the reason I am tak
ing lilm away. Solve the mystery of
It before we return. I'll pay you. I'll
make It well worth your while."
Her husband's shuffling In the pass
age warned her of ids return, and she
quickly dropped my nrm. As he en
tered she was telling mo in quite nor
mal tones to be sure to remember her
to my mother the next time I wrote.
Old llufus handed me the keys,, ex-
i plaining which was which.
"And remember," said my great
uncle, as he escorted me to the door,
"you nre not to come until Sunday
morning at ten, after we hnve gone.
And remember the combination of the
snfe Remember I"
The insistent way in which iiL re
pented the word conveyed to me force
fully Hint what he most wanted mo
to remember was the strange warning
he bad given mo, and as I tiaspoil his
hand in parting I tried by tin- iirm
ness of my grip to let him know thnt
"Remember," repeated my aunt. too.
ns slio stood there In tho door a little
behind him, at the same time giving
me a significant look.
Yet, puzzling ns had been the con
duct of both of them, my memories
that night were not of their wnming
nor of the combination of the safe
nor of the bour at which I was to
arrive. They were of the most beau
tiful eyes I ever bad seen and of the
haunting terror written In them.
Sundny morning came at last.
It wits hnrdly eight when I set out
for my new quarters, tnklng with mo
only one small handbag nnd lenvlng
my two trunks for tho expressman.
In the time intervening since my visit
to the Gnston home I had done but
little except speculnte on tho mysteri
ous warnings thnt both of the old peo
ple had surreptitiously given me. It
seemed so utterly Improbable nnd Ira-
I.tttle, nrown A Co.
possible that there could be any In
explicable mystery nbout ,i home In n
modern, up-to-date npnrtment bouse
in the center of a civilized city. And
If there was n mystery, why did they
stay there? Why didn't they move?
Yet, as I pondered over the matter,
I was convinced that both my great
uncle nnd his wife were rational. I
dismissed without hesitation the the
ory thnt there could have been any
supernatural buppenlngs to affright
them. It was probable, I decided, that
their fears might have been played on
by some conspiracy on the part of
their servants to Induce them to spend
a season In Maine. Perhaps (here
was some specter from my great
uncle's past now rising to confront
liltn thnt lie was seeking to bide from
Ids wife. It might be thnt she knew
of It or had received throats and was
trying to conceal the matter from htm.
There are few men of millions with
out some secret shameful pages In
their lives. As I remembered thnt
old ltufus Gaston's dollars had been
made In South America, all that I had
beard and read of plots and counter
plots below the equntor came buzzing
into my brain. If such should be the
case, that some betrayed conspirntor
now was seeking vengeance, more
than ever I welcomed the unexpected
chance thnt had thrown this oppor
tunity for adventure In my prosaic
Yet maybe their warnings were jus
tified. There was Rarbara Rradfnrd,
who lived under the same roof, on the
very floor with them. She seemed to
be caught in the web of some plot, to
bo living In fear of some mysterious
Was she, I wondered, in any way
connected with the mystery that over
hung the Gaston homo? Did my groat
uncle nnd bis wife know her? Her
mission to the park had been to get
some papers. Could they hnve been
In any way Involved with what was
menacing my great-uncle's peace of
mind?' How I regretted now that I
had not asked the Gnstons If they
knew Miss Bradford. How I welcom
ed the opportunity I wns now to hnve
of living in the same npnrtment house
with her, close at hand If ever I could
serve her. I was glad now that cir
cumstances had prevented my going
to France with Rlrge and Roller.
As I arrived at my great-uncle's cor
ner, I saw Miss Bradford approaching
from tho opposite direction. She was
in riding togs. I timed my steps to
reach the corner as she did. Would
she, I wondered, consider our strange
meeting n few evenings before suffi
cient introduction to Justify her speak
ing to me.
"Good morning, Mr. Nelson," she
greeted me pleasantly. "Making an
early call, aren't you?"
"I'm coming here to live for n while,"
I nnswered, falling into step with her.
"The Gastons are going to Maine and
have asked me to occupy their apart
ment while they nre nwny."
As we chatted we had entered the
building, and as before I went into
the elevator with her. As I left her
at the door, wondering If she had had
any more encounters in the park, yet
hardly (hiring to nsk, she turned ' to
me, half apologetically, nnd said:
"Mr. Nelson, since you've come to
live here In tho house, I must be care
ful. We have not been Introduced,
nnd my people will think it strange
if they see me spenking to you. You
understand, don't you? You must not
speak to me or recognize me until "
"Until what?" I cried eagerly.
"Until we can mannge to be proper
"Yet," I insisted, "you promised to
let mo help you."
"I have not forgotten. I'm grateful,
really I am. Perhaps I may call on
your services. I may have to. If I
do, I'll find some way of letting you
"Some secret wny," I suggested, half
"Perhaps," she laughingly nodded as
As I took out the keys my great
uncle had given me and entered the
npnrtment, I looked nbout me with n
wholly new interest. Thnt little word
"mine" makes a vast difference in the
way wo regard things. Now that
these luxurious quarters were to be
my home, temporarily at least, I look
ed about curiously. Certainly nt first
glnnco there was nothing mysterious
In the atmosphere. Setting' my bag
down I began an Immediate Inspec
tion of tho rooms.
The Gaston apartment, I discovered,
occupied one wliole side of the sixth
floor of a twelve-story building.
Around tho elevator shaft that came
np through the center was n small
square court with four doors, two
opening Into tho Bradford npnrtment
opposlto and two into the one I was
occupying. The east apartments were
known as Six A and the west ns Six B.
The door by which I had entered led
Into a lofty foyer, connecting by sliding
doors with u great dining room, and be
yond it, In the front of tho house, with
a reception or living room that ran tho
entire width of the apartment. Rack
of tho elevator, with n separate door
for the servants' use, were the kitchen,
the butler's pantry, a servant's sitting
room nnd two bedrooms. From the
foyer a long limit ran almost the length
of the building. On the servants' side
It was blank ns to doors, snve for the
passage from the pantry to the dining
room, but on tho other side soveral
doors opened Into spacious sleeping
rooms, encb with Its own hath. An I
was wondering which of the bedrooms
my grent-nunt hnd expected me to
occupy, I noticed still nnotber door
which I found led Into n small bed
room on the servants' side of tho
house but unconnected with their
qunrters. While It was less elabor
ately furnished than the rooms oppo
site, It wns comfortable enough, nnd
It bad n spacious bathroom adjoining.
The fact that the bed bore bad been
left turned down was evidence enough
that It wns Intended for my occupnney.
Returning to tho foyer to get my bag
nnd unpack it, I was startled by tho
ringing of the front doorbell.
I .sprang eagerly to nnswer It. It
must be Miss Bradford. Probubjy she
had reconsidered and hnd decided to
take me into her conildence. Who
else could It lie? There was no one
else who knew I wns In the apart
ment. It must be Miss Bradford !
With an exclamation of welcome on
my lips I Hung open the door. A man
stood there nn utter stranger. In my
disappointment I wns almost closing
the door in his face, but as if antici
pating my thought he quickly advanced
one foot over the sill and kept it there.
"Well," I demanded, almost savage
ly, "what do you wont?"
"Ob, It is you, is it?" bo replied, eye
ing me with whnt seemed to me n
most Insolent stare.
"What do you mean?" I asked, be
wildered. Certainly I never hnd seen
this person before. He wns short nnd
stocky, with sparse nondescript hair
nnd weak, shifty blue eyes. His face
"You Must Not Speak to Me or Recog
nize Me Until"
bad an unhealthy pallor, as if he bad
lived long away from the sunlight,
and wns sunken In ns If from under
nourishment, yet the breadth of bis
shoulders and his huge rough bands
seemed to Indicate physical strength
beyond the ordinary.
"You're Mr. Spalding Nelson, uren't
"That's my name," I answered
"Mr. Gnston's " He paused, as If
trying to recall the relationship.
"Mr. Gaston's great-nephew."
"I guess you are him, all right," ho
said, in a manner of evident relief.
"I'm Mr. Wick, the superintendent of
"Of course," I nnswered, feeling
rather foolish at my own vexation.
"Mr. Gaston told me you were com
ing In this morning," bo hastened to
"He gave me n description of you,"
Mr. Wick went on, unperturbed, "and
the boys In the ball were pretty sure
it was you that came In, but"
"I couldn't understand it. You didn't
announce yourself. It seemed funny,
your coming in with the young lady
from next door."
"It just happened thnt way," I ex
plained, now understanding his mysti
fication. "I met her ns I was com
"Twice," be said, rather insolently.
"I can't see that it Is any of your
business," I retorted angrily, "If it
happened n dozen times."
His manner at once became apolo
getic, nnd he hastened to offer ob
"Mr. Gnston asked mo to take par
ticular notice. The other evening
when you wcro coming to dinner he
told me to tell the hall boys to look
at you closely so thnt they could iden
tify you ns the right party when you
came in today. That wns bow It hnjv
pened. You see, sir, In a house of
this sort we have to be careful. It
doesn't do to let strangers prowl about
without finding out who they nre and
whnt they are doing."
The hero's troubles
(TO UK CONTINUED.)
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