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THE PERRYSBURG. P., JOURNAL. FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1912.
Vhe CLCM ;&Milfe&s by FRANCIS PERRY ELLIOTT - ILLUSTRATIONS gr fttWAlnis w. UJBBIE orSne s . : iLsA WSi Sbi 8YN0P8I8. Richard Llelitnut. tin American with an affected EiikIIrIi nccent, receive a pros ont from a frlond In China. The present proves to bo n pair ot pajamas. A lottor hints of Hiirprlao to tho wearer. LlRhtnut loni tho pajamas una Into at nleht Rota up for n smoko. Ills aorvant, jonKlns, cornea In nnd, falling to recognlzn l.lKnt nut, attempts to put him out. Thinking the servant crazy, LlRhtnut changes hl clothes Intending to summon help. When ho reappears Jenkins falls on his neck with Joy, confirming Ughtnut's hcllof that ho Is crazy. Jenkins tells LlRhtnut of tho encounter he had with a hideous Chinaman dressed In pajamas. In a message from his friend. Jack Hillings, LlRhtnut Is nsked to put up "tho kid" for tho night on his way homo from col lege Later LlRhtnut finds a beautiful Elrl In black pajamas In his room. Light nut li shocked by tho girl's drinking, smoking and slangy talk. Slio tells him her name Is Francis and puzzles him with a story ot her love for her sister's room-mate, named Frances. Next morn ing the Rlrl Is missing and LlRlitnut hur ries to tho boat to see her off. Ho Is nc costod by a husky college boy, who calls him "Dicky," but ho does not seo the Rlrl. Jack Billings calls to spend tho titnlit with Llghtnut. They discover 8 iriceiess ruuies niuaen in mo Diuions ui ho pajamnn. CHAPTER IX. (Continued.) nilllngs guliicd again "I supposo not; don't ulnmo you. Way you're fixed, you don't havo to." Ho walked slowly to the window and back. "Take my advice, Dicky, and got those lire coals Into jour safe deposit vault first thing In tho morning. Hello, you're counting them otf! That's wise." For with the knife ho had left on tho tablo I was cutting away tho tough threads that held tho rubles. I cut oft the second and fourth, leav ing tho first ruby at tho collar and tho other two alternates. "Go on," said Hillings, as I laid down tho knife. "You'vo only removod two." "Don't believe I'll cut off any inoro," I said. "Want you to help mo tie up the others Just as they wero." i "What!" 1 1 insisted. And though Billings pro 'tcstod and argued and even called mo names, wo did as I said. For, by Jove, you know It was per fectly clear that If thoy had been safe bo long under tho little covers, tho Jewels couldn't And any bettor place. Singular thing Billings couldn't see It. Besides, the pajamas had to havo fast enings, you know I hold one of tho two rubles under tho light, and, by Jove, I almost drop ped It did drop my glass. Seolng a red-hot poker-point In your lingers would give you the same turn. "Rippers, Billings! Simply rippers!" I exclaimed. I held the other ruby beside Its fel low Then I waited, listening, and I heard Billings' hand strike down on tho back of a chair. "I guess I'll bo going, old chap," he said gruffly. "Think I'd hotter, after all." He cleared his throat. "Sure you can't sell mo one, Dicky?" Dashed If his volco didn't tromblo. "Quite sure, dear boy," I murmured, without turning around. "Not mine, you 'know these two." Billings exploded tbon. It seemed an opportunity to relievo himself. "Not yours! Why, you dodgasted idiot, you nincompoop, you cuckoo, you chicken head! What notion have you gotin that fool's noddle now? If those rumes aro not. yours, whoso do you think they are?" I whirled about quickly. "Yours," I said, and laid them In his band. "My compliments, old chap," I add ed, smiling. By Jove! One time, at least, I put It all over old Billings! "No!" ho gasped, crouching over and gripping my shoulder. I grinned cheerfully. Ho fell Into a chair and Just sat there mouthing at mo and then at tho Jewels in his hand. Old boy looked devilish silly. Really acted like- ho had somo nort of Btroke that sort of thing. I laughed at him. "Don't you see?" I said, trying to oxplain. "Wouldn't have known a dashed thing about tho buttons bo ing rubles but for you. So lucky they camo to mo so I can get a. chance to help out your collection. Awfully glad, old chap," He clenched tho Jewels, and looked down. "Dicky" Ho coughed a little hus 'Idly us ho paused. "Dicky," Ills volco was so low I could hardly hear him. "Dicky, you're off your trolley, and I'm a damned" Ho ralsod his arm and dropped lfc- "Well, never mind what," ho fin ished with a lift of tho shoulders. "But I want to .say somothlng. It's about whot I offered you for thoBO atones. Tho prico tho amount I tnamed wasn't even a docont gamble; Dut It wna all I could go, and oh, 1 -wanted ono so badly, Dicky! And -now yau'vo mado mo fool llko a dog. And I can't tako your gift, old chap, tany moro than I could afford to off or .you tho real yaluo of ono of those 'beautiful stones. Hero." And he tpasHcd thorn back to mo. "I know each of thein to bo worth mny whore from forty to fifty thousand dollars," ho said nulotly. "Tlioy'ro tho V kind tho crowned heads scoop for Jewels of stato." I nodded, and, getting up carelessly, I strolled to a window. "Dovlllsh lovoly night," I Bald, pok ing my head out. And It was. Stars overhead and all that sort of thing; and lots of them below, too I could hoar them singing over on Broadway. "All right, old chap; thon horo thoy go Into tho street," I Bald. "If my friend can't havo 'cm, then no Jolly crownod bonds shall. That's flat!" nilllngs started forwnrd with a reg ular scream. I waved him back. "Don't como any nearer, old chap," I said, holding my arm out of tho window, "or, dash mo, I'll drop them Instantly. Six sto ries, you know stono flagging bo- low." "But, Dicky" "If you don't say you'll tako 'em, tlmo I count three, I'll give 'em a toss, by Jove! Ono!" "Hero, Dicky! Don't be a" "Two!" I counted. No bluff, you know; I meant Jolly well to do it. "Just ono word ono second, Dicky!" ho yelled. "Lot mo oft with ono, then. Dicky! Dicky, old chap! Bo n good sportsman!" I hesitated. Dash it, ono hates to tako an advantage Billings Btretched out his arm ap penllngly. "Do, old chap!" he plead ed. "Give mo Just ono one only!" His hand shook llko a quivering whnt's-its-nnmo leaf. I yielded reluctantly. "Oh, well, thon, call it off with one," I said. And with a sigh I tossed him ono of tho rubles and dropped the other in the pocket of my smoking-Jacket. Billings wiped his forehead, and then ho thanked mo and wiped his eyes. "So good of you to give In, old chnp," he snuffled. "Nover will forget you for it!" "Oh, I say, chuck it, you know!" I protested. "Whole family will thank you," ho went on In his handkerchief. "Prince ly magnanimity and all that sort of thing you'll JuBt havo to come up for tho weok end with me this " "I Was So Startled I Lost "I will!" I reached forward eagerly and insisted on shaking hands. By Jovo, what luck! And Billings looked regularly over come. All ho could do was just shako tils head and pump my arm. Why, dash it, this seemed to affect him moro even than giving in about tho ruby. It was tho first tlmo I had ever accepted his Invitation, you know, "Toll you what, old chap," ho said, as soon as ho could speak. "I'm go ing to tell you what to do with that othor Btono. You savo that for hor." "Her!'' By Jovo, I was so startled I lost the grip on my monocle, Bill ings nodded omphatlcally. "Yea, sir for hor; Bho'll bo along ono of thoso dnys." "By Jovo, you know!" I was nlraoBt dizzy with a sttddon Idea, I flshod out tho jowel and hold It before my glass, squinting doubtfully at it I wondered If it was good enough for "her." "1 say, Dllllngs," I murmured thoughtfully. "Blondes or brunettes, you know which woar rubles?" "Both I" Ho said It with a kind ot Jaw snap. "Thoywvoar anything In tho Jewel lino thoy can freeze on to." "But which" "Tho worst? Blondes, my boy blondes, every time; especially those going nround In black." Billings spoke gloomily. "Lot'mo toll you, my boy and I know don't you ovor havo any thing to do with a blondo if sho's In black, especially black r'lk hear?" By Jove, his uplifted finger and fierce way ot saying it gave mo a reg ular turn, you know. But thon there was tho ruby, and I was thinking that "Perhaps the four of them In a bracolot," I muttered, "with something elso to help out. Thoy might do." "Thoy might," said Billings In a tone of coarse sarcasm. "They might do for a queon!" I flashed a quick look at him. "Just what I was thinking," I answered gontly. "Meantime," said Billings, yawning, "let's go to bed." And Just as I rang for Jenkins 1 suddenly was seized with a perfectly ripping Idea that checked a long yawn right in the middle and almost broko my Jaw. For I saw how I could do something handsome that would even up with Billings In a way for the ruby ho wouldn't take. "Tell you what, old chap," I said, slapping him on the shoulder, "you aro going to have them tonight!" "Have have what?" burst from him. "Rubles? I tell you I won't tako another " "Rubles!" I ejaculated contemptu ously. "Rubles nothing! v Something bettor something worth whllo, dash It!" I bow he would never guess It. "Why, you shall sleep in the pa Jamas from China," I exclaimed. And gathering them, I placed them in his hands. "By George, Dicky!' Billings' face showed feeling. "How infernally clever of you, old chap! How thun dering timely, too!" Ho held them up singly, studying their outlines critically. "And see here, Dicky why, great Thomas cats!" His eyes turned on me wonderlngly. "Never noticed It be fore did you7 But I do believe they are Just my size!" the Grip on My Monocle." His size! By JoVe, I had forgotten all about the ltom of size! I Just col lapsed into a chair as ho said good night, and sat there blinking In a regular stupefaction ot horror as hln door closed behind him. For ho was dovlllsh sonsltlvo about his bulk, and I dured not say a woid. CHAPTER X. A Nocturnal Intrusion. "Oh, but I say, It's Impossible, you know!" And I staled at Jonklns In credulously. Ho grinned foolishly. "I know, sir; but he's In 'om, Just tho snmo, and 1 must say thoy do fit lovely Just easy llko." "By Jovo!" I gasped helplessly. "Thon tho Jolly things must bo mado of rubber, that's all! Why, look horo, ho weighs ovor throb hundred pounds, you know!" Jonklns' bond wnggod engaclously. "I think that's how It Is, sir; it's won dorful what they do with rubber now; my brother wears a rubber cloth band ago that ain't no bigger 'round than my arm when it'a off of him, and lie" "Dare eay," I said sleoplly as I foil back upon my pillow, "Good night. H"T?3MB jL. JJC M Jenkins; hope you'll got enough sloep to mako up for tho other night." Jonklns sighed as ho punched out tho light. "Thank you, sir and good night," ho murmured. How long I slept I cannot tell, as thoy, say In stories, you know; but I was brought jolly wldo awake by a light that shone through the bed room's open door. For If there's ono thing will wako mo quicker than everything else it's a light In the room at night. Fact is, I always want it as black as tho what's-lts-name cave, or else I can't sleep. And this light came from the small electric stand on the writing-desk. I could tell that by tho way It shone. And Just then the little silver gong In thero chimed three. Jolly rum hour for anybody to bo up unless they were having somo fun or wero sick. So I raised my head and called softly: "Jenkins er Billings!" No answer. Reluctantly I swung jmt and stepped within the next room. Not a soul there, by Jove! Then I moved over to Billings door, which was wldo open for coolngss, like my own. I could not see tho shadowed alcove In which the bed was placed, and so I stood thero hesi tating, hating awfully to risk tho pos sibility of disturbing him, don't you know. And Just then my eyes, rang ing; sleepily across the room toward the private hall, were startled by the apparition of an open doorway. Startled, all right! And yet, by Jovo, I was In such a Jolly fog, I Just stood there, nodding and batting at It for a full minute before I could take It in. "What I call devilish queer," I de cided. I walked ovor and stuck my head out into tho dark hall. "Billings! Jenkins!" I whispered. By Jove, not a word! Everything a3 silent as the tomb! I didn't llko It a bit so mysterious, you know. Besides, dash it, tho thing was getting me all waked up! I Just knew If onco I got excited and thor oughly awake, it would take me near ly ten minutes to get to sleep again. And, by Jove, just then the excite ment came, for I got hold of tho fact after I had stared at It a while, that tho door of my apartment opening into the outer corridor was standing ajar. Why, dash it, It was not only standing, It was moving. Then sud denly the broad streak of light from the corridor widened under tho im pulse of a freshening breeze, and the door swung open witn a bang. And then I heard my name spoken. By Jove, I had been standing thero with my mouth open, bobbing my head like a silly dodo; but, give you -my word, I was suddenly wide awake as a jolly owl wagon! Away down tho corridor, by tho mall chute, a man was standing, read . ing a framed placard. Nothing partic ularly remarkable in this, but as the door banged Job turned his head sharply and ejaculated: "Dammit! Now, that will wako Llghtnut!" I was surprised, because I couldn't recall ever having seen him before; yet, standing as he did under the light, I had opportunity for a devilish good vlow. He was a heavy set old party, rather baldlsh, -with snowy mutton chops and a beefy complexion that was jolly well tanned below tho hatband lino, you know. The kind of old boy you size up as ono of the prime feeder sort and fond of looking on the wine when It 13 Oporto red. Had something of th.e cut of tho retired India colonels ono sees about the Service clubs In London straight as a lamp post still, but out of training and In devilish need of tapping that sort ot duck, you know! What n respectable-looking old par ty might be up to, wandering around a Bachelor apartment building at three In tho morning, wob none of my busi ness. What's more, you know, I didn't care a Jolly hang. But tho thing that dashed mo was that Just as I moved toward the door to closo It, ho uttorod my name again and came straight toward mo as though to speak. So 1 bad to wait, by Jove, for I couldn't close the door In his face. Awfully rotten thing to do that, you know "Lost his floor and wants to in quire," I decided. And then as he toddled across tho last yard and stopped beforo mo, 1 saw that the old chap was In his night things somo darkish! sort ot pajamas. "By George!" ho exclaimed with a leer that showed hla almost toothless old gums. "Bet you nover would guesB what I got up for!" No, dash It, I didn't even care to try. I just coughed a little. 10 BE CONTINUED.) Encore. "What on earth d'you kf ep clapping for? That last singer was awful!" "I know; but I liked the style ot hor clothes, and I want to havo an othor look at thorn." London Opinion. ,s"- "S Wl There never was a vnv II J thirst that Coca-Cola ";fl ' Wlr i coun't satisfy. TIm N is Soes straight as an ar 40& fl Y row, to the dry spot. tSOjw 11 vl And besides this, I BMftWBiVivlW. AlWtWlli J Hhilli' VrJllllLi 1 IBMmlMiK wUKk ujmk mWOKBmM s J Whenever rtm see in Arrow thtak cfCoca-CoU. 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