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"" """" Hw ir i iiiw j r e Aaventurou Constance By AP.THUR B. REEVE in career OT Dim ap 1 as If making up his mind to something. "I think," he replied, "I wanted re venge quite as much as the money." lie said It slowly, measured, && If realizing' that there was now nothing to be gained by concealment from her, as If only he wanted to put himself in the best light with the woman who had won from him hi3 secret. It was his confession:! Acquaintances with Constance ripen ed fast Into friendships. She had known Macey, as he called himself, only a fortnight. He had been intro duced to her at a sort of Bohemian gathering, had talked to her. direct, as she liked a man to talk. Ho had seen her home that night, had asked to call, and on the other night3 had taken her to the theater and to supper. Delicately, unconsciously, a bond of i friendship had grown vip between them. She felt that he was a man vibrating ! with physical and mental power, long I latent, which nothing but a strong ! will held in check, a man by whom she j could be fascinated, yet of whom she ; was just a little bit afraid. (Copyrfsht, 19:6, bj the MeChir Newsraper Syndicate.) NEWSPAPER pictures seldom look like the person they represent," asserted Lawrence Macey non chalantly. Constance Dunlap looked squarely at the man opposite her at the table, ob livious to the surroundings. It was a brilliant sight In the great after theater rendezvous, the beautiful faces and gowns, the exquisite music, the trlsbt lights and the gayety. She had chosen this time and place for. a rear boc. She had hoped that the contrast with what she had to say would be moot marked In Its Influence on the man. -Nevertheless." ehe replied keenly. "1 recognize the picture as though yo-.i were Bertlllon's new 'spoken por trait' of this Graeme Mackenzie." She deliberately folded up a newspa per clipping and shoved It Into her hand-hag on a chair beside the table. Uwrence Macey met her eye un flinchingly. Suppose." he drawled, "Just for the wako of argument, that you are right. What would you do?" distance looked at the unruffled exte rior of the man. With her keen percep tion sho knew that it covered Just as calm an Interior. He would have said the same thing if she had been a real de tective, had walked up behind him sud denly In the subway crush, had tapped his shoulder, and whispered, "You're wanted." "Wi are dealing with facts, not sup-po.-dtlotis," she replied evasively. iJojnentarily, a sfanse look passed over Macey's face. What was she diiv-61-blackmail? He could not think o, ever, though he had only Just com ta know Constance. He rejected the thought before it was half formed. "Put it as you please," he persisted. "I am, then, this Graeme Mackenzie wlio has decamped from Omaha with half a million It is half a million in tlie article, is It not? of cash and im- registered etocks and bonds. Now what would you do?" ; Constance felt unconsciously the Fl-.if t which he had skillfully made in. : their positions. Instead of being the I pursuer, she was now the pursued, at . l5t In their conversation. He had j admitted nothing of what her quick In- j tuition told her. , Yet the felt an admlntloti for the sang-froid of Macey. She felt a spell thrown over her by the magnetic pye? j that seemed to search her own. They i were lurge eyes, the eyes of a dreamer! rather than of a practical man, eyes of a man who goes far and travels long with tho woman on whom he fixes them solely. "Yon haven't answered my hypo thetical question," he reminded her. nn'l hr elbow on the table and looked She brought herself back with aj deeply into his eyes. "I.-t me take ort- -t whs onlv thinking." she mur- those securities," sdie paid. "1 will be mured. "Then there Is doubt In your mind what you would do?" '"So no," she hesitated. w : I , , I i i i I ! I ' that "No," she replied firmly. "Wait. I have a plan. Wait. We could never set away. They would find us ur.d extradite us surely." She was coming out of a broker'? office or.e day after the close of the maiket. onlv to run full tilt into luummond, who had been waiting t'cr j her, cat-like. Evidently he had a j purpose. j "You will be Interested to know." j remarked the detective, watching her "that District Attorney who had the case in charge i in Nw York, with the of the Central Western ; na i' i an ly, i Wickham, 1 out. t hei e, : . e dent I -.v::t you," "Tomorrow suit both o; h'-nt !v "How?" he asked "Trust it all to "All." replied 7 SlflnHii,,. V.. '" i-t-iu; e iier anything- you sav" ti was a bout she rose. v0 arrange it to sho cried confi- me," she raeme, r: All. aprealed sing an 1 I will d vrtsis. -o, I must -f tv to tike her hand, hut Ther . - ' -nT- now. - " i'i -i.ie HO. Trust me." It was not dav . . ' . " 1 1 next There was an a': c' Tl! aal" foment about her JZl to .re htm a small oblong bo, or b, ' . enameled metal, heneh h v . wi. , v eimiiar r.. Drum l With Macey it would have been diffi cult to analyze his feelings. He had found in Constance a woman who had j J" seen the world in all its phases, yet. had come through unstain'd by what j would have drowned some in the depths of the underworld, or thrust others into tho degradation of the , demi-monde, at least. He admired and respected her. He, the dreamer, saw j in her the praetical. She, an adven- turer In amateur lawlessness, saw In ; j him something kindred at heart. And so when a newspaper came to her ' in which she recognized with her keen . insight Iawren-e Macey's face under j Graeme Mackenzie's name, and a story of ; hands embezzlement of trust company and other funds from the Omaha Central Western Trust of half a mill-on. she had I not been wholly surprised. Instead, she j felt almost a sense of elation. The man l was neither better nor worse than herself. j And he needed help. i Her mind wandered . hack to a time, j months before, when she had learned the hitter lesson of what It was to be a le;jal outcast, and had determined always to, l keep within the law, no matter how j rlose to th" erisre of things sho went. j j Mackenzie continued lookin? at her. as ! .if waiting for the answer to his lirst I ; quest Ion. I I "No," she aid slowly, "I am not going j I to hand you over. I never h id any such ' intention. We are in each other's power, i Kut you cannot go about openly, even "Oh," he subdued. mond had been there. Mackenzie could have been counted on to risk all to protect her. be more careful." she i:d "We must i , . snuuaerea. y;.; Constance was startled one evening I .Vol. t as she wn going out to meet i pe.-i Graeme and report on the progress ofjuf C the day at hearing a knock at her j A door. js,,.L She, opened it. j the "I suppose you think T am your avo Nemesis," introduecd Prummor.d, as ! on he stepped in, veiling the keenness ofiof hifi search by an attempt to bu fa- i effo miliar. 1 last She had more than half expert', ;t. ! s She faid nothing, but her coldness t ; was plainly one of l-tet rotation. j jnv "A case has been placed in mvi tl-.-i the rule :n a murder case must prove the corpus delicti." 1 'l-ummond was furious. She was bp.Tf.inw. That wrs Lis weak po was not to be caught slot had picked it out .teyer bis suspicion.. prove iiothlt.g, thfius; ed much in ti:e buying a or st a r. re. w-erit of hitterr.evs. agaln.--t the w c.ost .-u'otle slei ding biiltb u traps Yc.y side. Was tbi it all'.' Was 1'ru: t to entangle h-i- inf illi: lad b. :i io- ! r.'i s- 11; you j Constance way. They tried new- tricks. If it was a journey she took, some one went with l.er whom she had to shake off sooner I or later. There were visits of peddlers, i so n "iVr?" she said non-committally. "X told them I was on the trail, throuph a woman, and they have come i'.-;-e to aid me. Why had he told her that" Was to put her on her eruard or was It ,i spirit of bravado? Sli" could not! to the trieph .blr.k so. It was r.ot his style to versation f Howed bluster at this stupe of the came. no. line receiver, there was a deep-laid purpose. Hi A few minu'e, ;ater epeeiea ner to m.iKf some inovo . -. inai w as in :t herself that woual o:spiH ubmhv across th ox with another It iron or paper in Const.i!:c9 sttacbed t, i .... and ste hu con -ng up of a constant los of one of itlis followed, tiiat beset her ; to be the end lmond'.; 'heroic to .-in cecd at tass men, electric ir.'Ti. They were, always s c e king a search that might The janitor w ho paper found that at a hirrh price, that I ru mmonu's light and telephone all detei tives, also, chanr-' l make a reveal l.er secret. some western nils of I w .1 s. felt that a r.i.r.ary kind ' 1 1 , t wo e over : iept w o minute in watch of the most was set on her, an n about l.er. Eyes ere. upon her; there her regular haunts collected the waste it had a ready sale Every stratagem !w astute mind could j devise was called into piay. i.it nothing, not a scrap of new evidence did they tlnd. Yet. ail the time Constance was in direct communication with Mackenzie. Graeme, in his enforced idleness, was more deeply in love, with Constance now than ever. He had eyes for noth- l.er hftrd and betray all. It was clever! and a less clever person than Con stance would have fallen before the one- laught. Constance was thinking rapidly, as he told her where and how the new pursuers were active. Here, she felt, : s the crisis, her opportunity. ; ! Scarcely had Prummond gone, than she, too, was hurrying down the street j on her way to see Mackenzie's pur ! suer3 face to fce. 1 j She found Wickham registered fit : the 3'rince Hnry. a new hotel and sent up her caid. A few HT-.mer.ts later he received her, with eoiisid- erable restraint as if he knew about w rote the Mackenzi questions, of bos eye upper box was a siiai "Watch "' "I'D eu ban 1. "1 "erfeet! v " ..h. nl,' ords. was the bla n k W took the box eh- re.i. i .' low r papf-r too . 1 ,. .1 saw ,s n.ove, as ar, s,-!f.j:,K excln imed (' . get Ihls." vr a: I o a s x c o r r. e g la v ro of itself. I: .-ty'.us. t ct icih : s t a n la th. i i : r.-ci - at as you r m i he end nterpart stylus, a m ise." :ie spirit !r. turn sera w !(d p remu.-,," s was now tnov s of its two ri nt in New Y'ork. now. ;oiiw one besides i i myself must hava seen that article." I Graeme listened blankly. Tt was true, j His fancied security In the cb.y was over. -He had fled, to New York because th're, j in the mass of people, he co'. Id hrst sink lis old identity and take on a new. i She leaned her head on her hand 1 i He bent over nearer across the ta- , ble. "Ton would at least recall the oia &aK l'v u.i.. UL - --- - - , wnnM that thev should do unto ycu'?" I myself, better, because because it is. able to do safely what you cannot do. Graeme did not seem now to con sider the fortune for which' he load risked so nucli. The woman before him was enough. "Will you?" he asked eagerly. "I will do with them as I would for the way this man h urged. It was uncanny. read her thoughts. "You know whom they say quotes scripture," she avoided. "And am I a a devil?" I did'not say so." "You hinted it." She had. But she said. "No, nor hint ed it." "Then you did not mean to hint it?' :-io looked away a moment at the c .- throng. "Graeme Mackenzie." she - id slowly, "what's the use or. all tais , i. t !-..,' T-vir nnnnt we be' ' C.'IIIIL; M..MIUC. ' i'.-.-ik lth one. another?" s;m paused, then resumed, medita tively. "A long timo ago I became in volved with a man in a scheme to force checks. I would have dor.e anything for him. anything." A cloud passed over his face. She saw It, had been watching for it. but . appeared not to do so. His was a na ture to brook no rivalry. "My husband had become Involvr in extravagances for which I was to blame," she went on. The cloud settled, snd In Its place came a look of Intense relief. He was like most men. Whatever his own mor als, he demanded a high standard in her. "We formed an amateur partnership In crime." she hurried on. "He lost his life, was unable to stand up against the odds, while he was alone, away from me. Since then T have been help ins those who have become involved, on the wrong side, with the law. There." he concluded simply, "I have put myself in your power. I have ad mitted my part in something that, try as they would, they could never con nect me with. I have done It because because T want to help you. Be as frank with me." He eyed her keenly again. The ap peal was Irresistible. "I can tell you Graeme Mackenzie's story," he began carefully. Six months ago there was a young man In Omaha who had worked faithfully for a safe deposit company for years. He was 'out a petting1 eighty-five dollars a month. bidden That Is more than it scenw to you here in New Tork. But It was very little for what he did. Why, as superintend ent of the safe deposit vaults he had helped to build up that part of the trust company's business to such an extent that they knew he deserved more. "Now, a superintendent of a safe deposit vault has lots of chances. Sometimes depositors give him their keys to unlock their boxes for them. It :- a simple thing to make an impres sion In wax or chewing gum palmed in the hand. Or he has access to a num ber of keys of unrente l boxes; he can. as opportunity otters, make duplloat mt men when the boxes are rented he has a key. Even if the locks of un rented boxes are blank. s,-t by the fist Insertion of the key chosen at landom, he can still do the same thin--:. And even If It takes two to et at the l.tle Keys, himself and an. t employe, he can get at lever, withon- the oil,.-! !!;- It, though it nu.v be ul 1 efore his es, Y-- : trust," she accepted. ' "More than a trust," be added, as ' he leaned over in turn and in spite) of other diners in thfe restaurant took i her hand. j There are times when the rest of the critical world and i's frigid opln- ; Ions are valueless. Constance did not' withdraw her hand. Itather she' watched in his eyes the subtle physi- ( cal change in the man th it her very touch produce!, watched and f.-lt a response in herself. i Qui- Kly she w ithdraw her hand. "I i must po," she said rather hurriedly, "it i:; getting late." ' "Constance," he whispered, as he helped her on with her wraps, brush- i :ng the waiter aside that he might ' himself perform any du'y that in- volved even touching her. "Constance,: I am in your hands absolutely." ! It had been pleasant to dine with j him. It va mote pleasant now to! feel her influence and power over hini. She knew It, thoupji she only half ad- ' milted H. They seemed !or the irto- j meiit to walk on air, as they strolled, ; chatting, out to a tax irn'-. 1 But as the cab drew up before her j own apartment, the familiar associa tions of even the entrance brought her back to reality suddenly. He handed her out, and the excitement of the evening was over. Sh. anv th thing in its true lipht. Tiiis was the beginning, not the end. "Graeme," she said, as sho Itne-n-ed ; for a moment at the door. "Tomorrow we must find a place where you can hide." "1 may see you, though." he asked ' anxiously. ! "Of cour.. lUng me up in the! morning, Graeme. Good-n i ,u lit ." an.dj she was whisked up Tn t ie elevator, j leaving Mackenzie with a sense of' loss and loiv line.--?. i "By the Eoid." he muttered, as h ' swung down the st -- t i: p: e'er- v e to taking a cat', "what a w. man that i is"' I Together the next day hy sought' place w.u r.i he could iron.". Mackenzie would bae been! near her, but Constance knew better. ! jshe chose a bachelor .apartment where (the tenants never arose before noon; land where night was turned inlo day Men would not asK quest ons. In nn apartment like her own there wa.s nothing but gossip. j In the daytime he stayed at home 1 Only at nlcht did be go forth and. then under her direction in the most' I unt requenteo ways. ' t I pijrfL ' '.'vi4l i . i i V'5v?r' ''xW- '' i t"l X J' 'i fifik -Jrv ! 'TkHvVrta 'IMA Jit m tSw,:'-j mmi fl ml d d flHMl t O ilv. ell d. I lin.i i s! a n "that you have come, to N. becaus. Mr. I 'ruinm.'n 1 clain able 1,, char up the Graeme . i- ca se " J "Yes."' he replied iju i.zlca!; i "I'erliaps." she. co.t inue.l. lie 1 1 , r to the p.cnt -mission, "pc i ha ns t o t h e r way to sett through Mr. l'rvmn "We might hold I oulckly. j "No." she ing :i me. zie. I under ! w h'T-e l-,e ! York. I .or, i w h e t h e r he i to ano: hr r : open no! ion." I U'ichl.im bit his lip , was riL-l.t. K yen yet : on the most slemlev threads. "I bav- bran womb GnT." sh. i tinned, "if there js not some wny 1 j w hich this thing can be compromised "Never," exclainvd Wi.ki.ani t.o ang "that i-: c n now -1 ' f .'tie i talk o "a-'a. you t-nk , Ths, spit it jr, I' on :.. . ted ov l v "fes. "V1- ,'e ..! li es. 1 !' the o! and h.- by the te'o write 0fi th ha re An f, e.l have - Mr. Ma. ta mi. y ou don't even ; s s bet he,- he i- hi !'n, 1 'a i is. or Be ri : ; may ran go from one at any moment ou t lie m a t aver records for . Look"' it continued t and bciv is. wlt 1 proce.-d'.nM- k C117 ie Will be 'tnifrt Ties. Cl He k' e W th n - .-.op i 1 W : ashed Ceil t ra 1 Att'y. it si t y ycu. it ra in u rm ured. but fr. the tbing. n , 1. r d ' o n .- der it: : c i r m e r c y i "You wot keenly. ' "(if course. "VYe c'n.oriid have to con jsider it. Vein ntary surrender and I rejiai at ion would be srunet h inc: Iik j turning state's witness against him- Constance slid nothintr. "'an you b it?" he asked, wntchlna craftily to see whether she tr.icht not drop a hint that m in lit prove. aluable "I know those who mipht try," the 8 nsv .-red, cat. bin--' the look. Wickham changed. "What if we should pet l.iui w!th- d. I "Yc-ye heslt'iMo ' and s u : to i se of "Turn f .gu Dos " : Siio wrote ,-iic-.l- , Ition of the droppinc of aKainst me, I to tell ! a ml location of 1 b sa f e (in New York where the ;' bonds I possr ss ale locr ' bund over a key and writ ' j the same. I now i,trw I to pay by check the ha ; I half million, including in! i Jshe slepp.-d aside from n'.' through sud ienness lout your aid'.'" he Plus I "Try." she shrugpi d. I Arguments and tin eats were of no l avail with her. She would sav noth j ing more definite. She was obdurate. I "You must leave it all to me," she ! repeated. "I would not betray him. You cannot prove anything on me." "Bring the stuff up lore yourself, then," he insinuated. "But I don't trust you, either," she replied frankly. The two faced each other. Constance knew in her heart that it was going of r i c e i 1 1 r s . 1, r f. e i e . u n d e i i , i a t h w hat Fh i-o 1 old 1 y the name. !' " ice h'TKelf trok the in the t elan ot la pb a she wro'c. "He. w-1 ! ' auie of the bank, th"' ui s : L" t : a ' u re " same "Now, Graeme, on tht Vniversal Bnk as Iiwreuce Mac in the amount. Mechanically h. rrs trembled with an fffoit ! It was too we true. Here he for'h from the e V, die a d. writiro i f:i i id, too uncmny to l.e was, without stirrir.ir seeuritv of his hidinz this man, ' s t r p (vrnj every one I take the i concluded is as far i sa to be a battle loyal with that now she had taken a so far in the open it war for himself and he devh hindmost. "I can't help it," lie "Those are the terms. It as I can trust a a thief." "But I will keep my word," she rjuietly. "When you prove to rc.e that you are absolutely on the Ie.t, that Mackenzie ran. make restit '..lion m full with Interest, and In ft urn l.e left as fi ee a man as he is at this moment why I can have him give up." "Mrs. Inni'np." said Wickham with an air of finality, "I will make one concession. I will adopt any method of restitution he may prefer. But it must be by direct d'-aliug between Mackenzie and m v. elf. with Irn mond present as we) n Mr. TayT president of the Trust Conipanv. w is now also m N v York. That is my ultimatum. inod-a f tern Constance 'f ft the room w ; face ano eyes that irl t ei m i na t i on . dyer a tb.oueh.t out methods what she bad plannee plice; there were l is pursu-r.s in theo hotel. With the precaution.? taken by Constance, neither party knew where the other was Yet they were in In stant touch, not bv the ear aione, hut by handwriting its. If. He placed the .stylus on the paper She had already written in the num- her of the check, t lie .lat e, me nunn the amount, and the payee. Marsha 11 aylor. Hastily' Graem. lough in fear that thev hejr action before be "Now t he. s. em it s," sisned it. as mieht rescind ii.ld finish, he eaid. "I re V. a v e w i we have s t a 1 1 1 i a 1 the Safe I 1 - i n." I it ii flushed ; d with de - o ve r she' aeoomp! ish 1 When thevi 'You need not pay," she whispered. am yours. aid New- It t r trusted that 1" if he is i t ln-oii? h . a er know -none almost it ail ColileS il nvn to the hone.Mv of t'.e man." He pan-cd. Coiistatme was fjv-ol-1'i'tril at tho coolness W'th which this ic.ii : bud gone to woik, a id with which 1. t. ' I it. tfe deserved It. B it wh - '" is'-cd for a ra'se, thev told him he 1 ' Ul' keep t' e b thev Io .im ,1 him, Inst-ad, to seventy-M e dol !: s. He was nnsrv at the stinging re buke. He detei mined to make them smart, to show them what he could do. "One noon he went out to lunch and - they have been looking for him ever since. He had taken half a million In cash, stocks, and bonds, unregistered and hence easily hypothecated and traded on." "Ami bis motive?" fhe asked. He looked at her Ions and earnestly Kery day Constance went to Wall Sueet. where she hud established cn tidcnlial relations wiih a number of lookers Together t io v. plan nod the campaigns: she exe-utcd them w i th consummate skill and adroitness. Constance was amazed. H -re w as 'a mar, who for years had l-.Vn a'ab !la earn odly ; ei;-;hty-t! o dollars a i month and had not seemed to show 'any ability. Yet he was able to sp, c 1 date in Wall Street w it!i such --ti.oh seem-d to be in a f..ir way, her. to n ccion vi'a ' a fortune m- niiii as thev were hurrvlnir I back to Graeme's after a walk, they I had to pass a crowd on Broadway, i c,,i,m an-f saw a famMUr face huriy i 'hg by It gave her u stjit. Tt was 1 h amnion.1, the d.-te.-tTve. TTe was - ntly. Uio,; for her. Ihit was h.is method He mit-ht I... kiln- At uio- rate it re r u up Ira sari tl- of the fact W'l dt lrv lives in the w t Kv.en his fortunes would dlfi c-arde.i, had lie r."t f " It that would have In en the to condemn himself before t;b be 'e.l. be w o: d ft a 1 a p n l .t 1 1 o . l it had cut out the evening trlns r f ar of recognition. Sue was g faithfully Already she hud i up something like t'.fty thou ollars. on the turn i ver of the a- had stolen. Another weak w. uld be some thousands moi e. th - strain was beginning to d. I am (Ira. ' : a em e. 'No, d r-pli 1 1. n Kooil- she cried, jiat tlcuhirly l'nl 1 I. i Ii d 1 b-ar that i i v n d In , 1 i Ul L t ll e 1 ; w o'.ii. "What's the matter?" asked Graeme, noticing tie chance in lor. "I just saw a man T know." Tiic obi jealousy flushed bis face. Coin-lance laughed in spite of her fetus. Indeed, there w a- something thnf pleased her In his je; lousy. "He was the detective who has been hounding me ever since that time I told you about." i rt i n e se po'ir lone- one night I hard time ; shadow s in j nt ion.tl visit ' tired of it ; j ut what was ! no- resit.i., : complied with all the conditions that, would safeguard Mackenzie, she bad determ'ned to act But Giaeme must be niaser of the situation. Cautiously she went through her usual elaborate pre. tuitions to shake off any shadows that m'gV.t he follow ing her. and an hour later found her with Mackenzie. "What has happened?" he asked i c-r'y. surprised at ho r early visn. B: iefly sne ran over the events of the afternoon. "Would you be will- tr.s,' she a.-ke.-l, to so to District At-1 ,. torney Wickham, hand over the half! reaB million with, say, twelve t dollars Interest, in return f ilom ?" Graeme looked at Constance a mo ment doubtfully. " would r.ot do that," he measured slowly. "How do I Know what thev will do. the moment tlo-y et mn in their power? No. Almost. I would say that I would not go there und hdrawn alr'ady the amount made tradl-ig -it is a suT'- oiui Write ,,nt an order f- lir;,oit Compniiy to deliver key and the rest of the content ,,f the box to Taylor. I nave. r.Jtru it with them after a special interview this morning. They understard." A pa in Graeme wrote, feverishly. "i we- - are entii ely free from prosecution of any Kind?" be asked ca p erly. 'Yes," i '..n's nee murmured, with lust, a catch m !t throat, as now that the excitement was nvr, she realized thnt be v .i.- fire, 1 r.df pe tide t of la-r nirain. The t'l.'iu'opi-f ' had "-topped. N. it was start ir.B avu'n Had there been n jiiiji? "Was the dream at l.iat to turn to ash.es" Tlov watched anxioulv. "Mrs. I'unl-p." 'he words unfolded, "I take iTiv bat off to you. You have nut it across again. Constance read it overwhelming relief Tianimous thing in moat she f o 1 g H V e h hitter l-.ours !; b I'P.T'MMNn," with a snse of It was a rnatr T'rummond. A(- m for many of the ad caused In the !.- . ha- -e ,.f 1 they r.r. .ed its im iou5n nd fiha doiied t'-.e r fiee- thoii'n i.e li'ol : : ir'-i-iiK-n. "Y ;ire no chu med Ira n that told r.f I-' ran 1. Ii. n : h m. Th. l: It. W, tie V W I i n I .: niu-t I If Ulf.i- 1 P ti. nil t! ,1 h ." I '' et hoed : that Iiipht th.- l-vator moment of ink! d my own'. Vol. next is h al- Not hei here?" Insinuated knowing look. I my brothers kc h i ro a -per: laughed merrily, is this wonderful "C 4 First show me that I know him. You man tunc. ? the post n. arks she had a:i fx letters to hers husband." she '.-i's nf then--, personally here." All their ingenuity went f T! S.eiv.fd t yintr to io r a io at n the Iunlap letters, use in the numf.er of If. "Orders for mv would sir.i'.e. "He gets the lVel in it iio-.v time v he w a him, "; s, aloro-1" utmost difficulty he re- ' io w iidly suriting emotions He could not know with held her poise that barrier of now and then a n i r tarn -.v a oiis'anee was i nsui mount a 1 d a;.' re.-d wit aen.e's p.,siti n i (hit. - i at the w-'-iting they n.rt. Th detective had tr search. It was a p. it his " '. iv." on tbu longer f usritfves!" er e, drawina- io a breath Li weight hfted from - t he p oked dotrn Into race a nd read the ron- goir.n on in her. She wav a-i she had before r him that on i e. not had tal'.-.e I in a rno- i e n c C of tie i O T: -' I n - V ire e -tie had embarked of a m a t e r a i i. i nal s. ' down sti'l took her the t . i s t r. 1 1 h '. when 1 ad within him liat effort Constance so admirably, keeping reserve beyond which he caught a glimpse. "Let us cut out and bury ourselves r naught, i in Europe." he urged. n. oppo.-ition an u iiii.air.ji- the bitterne.-s ami unsctupiil'.usr.'-e of 1 'ruirmond. Ib-re was a tremendous problem. How was she to meet it? For perhaps half an hour they sat in silem e. Unu i lan alter another n,.; rejected. Suddenly an idea occurred to her Somewhere." in a bank, she had seen a method which might meet the diffi d tii sti a of.-: part be in Xf, j.gv d huskily, his r:a breath almost on i.e .juick color comn r breast rise and fall tmoti- n. The.r eye.i pay," Ehe whispered. I r A. ffnjwrwaxm.i.iiT.fc - -- - " -in hi tim i i . . . . . .