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WU"n tha big oar had chugged
•at of sight, bearing I.tllan Pan*
I away from Four W lr>Vs forever,
Roderick Briton want baok to tha
ifcouae with a feeling of uttar wear!
I BMt.
1 Ha f art aa If ha had freed ft Ufa
time atnca tha aaify morning, whan
tie had Inadvartantty 1 ram ad that
Roealte waa still living looking
back now, ovsr tha Hurt wa«k. ha
wondered that ha had not rueeee.l It
ft thouaand ttmaa. It seemed tin
poeatble that only laat night ha had
•too<l within raaoh of har. and yat
no glimmer of tha truth had for cad
ha way to hla mind
Ha wondered how much of tha
truth old Fergereon knew. and If ha
■—Rorle- had baan dallbarataly kept
It tha dark.
Queer ton aftar qnaatlon flu had
IMgawered thru hla braJn. and yat
M knaw ha muat atlll poseees hi*
oul In patlanoa for a ltttla whlla.
Eustace Mvara. from whoaa au
[Olahad llpa ha had flrat heard that
toaalle waa (till alive, waa too Ab
orbed with hla awn grtat to (In
my attantlon to florte; young
Srltnn shivered aa ha recalled tha
•odor's face aa ha had laat a ran It.
I Ha hurrlad bach to tha warmth of
tha library, where Ranshell waa
waiting tor htm In anoocnfortable
Ha. too. hftd heard about ftooatla
Banaath hla airy manner ba waa aa
•entlmentaj aa ft woman, and ha
was dying to hoar tha whole de
tftlla from Roderick himself. Hal
abaxn and tha fourth man had gona
Aftck to town; Halaham aald that
B>4ua«ta ftnd murdera were not In
hta line. Ha Invariably ran away
■wn anything unple.uant.
* Toung Briton ahut tha lihrarv
loor bahlnd him. ftnd. oroaalng to
Dm flre, drop pad wearily Into a
MfeM leaning hla haaul on hla
Banahaß fldgatad ah—t rha room.
Wualjr sympathetlo, whistling a
Batch of a oomlc aong banaath hla
irsath. Ha wag faallng very aarlnua
or onoa. H* had navar aeon Bran
B Meyer* but a vivid Imagination
ad apaLfad him no datall of tha
"Mlae ran* gonor* ha asked. proa
Itly. Ha had aeen tha car turn
«t af tha drive. but It waa some
king to say.
"Tee." Roderick looked up. "Baa
bolt, hava you ever raallaad what—
hat—brutaa man arer*
Banaheli laugh ad unonmfortobly.
"Ghat aay 1 hava Brnni 'of us
ra mora unlucky than other*, that'a
H Is aha what did Uka ran*
ly? Too told har. of oouraeT"
Banahan kicked at tha ftra.
"1 gar. old mas.- ho aald at last
rtOy, -thara la such a thing as
■tttng a marrtaga Itka that on on*
da. in know. r*a got aa unci*,
lawyer shap—aa awfully smart
Iky-lf you'd Uka to aaa hlm."
f 1 Ml wish tha aurhgi pat
■k' ho mH sharply. -I thought
■ did—onoa. Now I know I don't.
has* a damaad fooL Oh. for
Wad's sska, doat badgor ma any
Um th*ra'a a good chap I'm half
Hf say head with waaiy as it la. It's
kad to mm oat—tha whole story.
Rtal ears for my own sake, but
kr Roaalla . . ."
H BanaheU grtanad. wot (Is of chaff
Has to hla Upa, hut a glanoo at his
Band slloncod tharn. Roderick looksd
■ such deadly earnest; there waa a
■rw. quia* manliness about him; a
Km fold to hla hsndsom* mouth
Pnlch Banahell did not remember 1
living sson before He kicked ths
Bra again, to Oil la aa awkward
' Ha thought of Lilian riM'i whit*
Lfbca H ah* had blM«n htm goodby,
Mad the at rained amlla aha had
Mareed to bar Ilpa. and ha wondered
L*< Sofia really meant it whan ha,
■JO that ha did not wlah hla mar-
K>ga dlaeolvad. Ha had mot ctrcue
Ba" himeelf. and had trm baco
BMDr entity of preeenting ona with
■Mud* In hla oaltow youth; hut 1
Hto aver thinking of marrying her!.
Hka ahrnifM hla ahouldera, prt-1
Btly lotuaf Roderick down aa
waa leaning back In tha big
Btr. Ha waa wondering tf it
V Ofa» Robqriy B«rfan
Ht read it aloud to Nancy and Nick
Thla waa the totter Chat Cap*n
scnywlnkle raoalved from tha ralry
lean Ba read It aloud to Nancy
id Nick, and all tha Wiggleflaa
ard It.
"Dear Captain Pennywtnkle," it
"I aaot my maaeangar, Ww
Vine, to find ma a larva pink paarl
b tha South Baa. Ha found on*
inder a coral reef. In el da of a bl*
pjaarl oyster. who kindly consented
0 give It to him. But flying home
■far your part of th* Briny Ooaan,
jilvar-Wlng took It out of hi* pockat
B look at It, and It fall Into tha **a-
PUI you plaaaa vat tha Twin* to halp
nm to find ft. If they hara not loat
HAla<lcal Oraan Bhoaa, and If
«y atlll have th* Charm tha Me#
>1 Muahroom gare them. *o that
ey may apaak t* all tha Wlggla
■ people? I hop* that you may be
ccaaaful la finding thla b*autlful
arl, aa I want It for my crown.
"Vary truatfully youra,
All Rtgbta Reserved
would be poaslbls to eee eld r erger
son; If—
lianehall broke In upon hi*
• I Mr. have you eeen her yetT"
Rorte looked up vafuoly,
"Seen her? Whom do you moan?"
Banshstl laughed self-consciously
"Tour Wira." ha aald. "Jove! fanny
you with a wife!"
Horla bit hla Hp.
"l haven't aaon har." ha aald.
ehortly "She wu to have ha.Uin
oparatlon thla morning; ll'a put off
now ft»r a whlla.* Ha started to hla
f»at agUata.ll)- *1 feel aa If I aha II
go mad silting hera doing nothing."
ha burst out. Impetuously. "And
yet. what oan I dot | can't bother
M>ata Ur. Kergereon'e too Ul to
»es snyone, and nobody alaa knmn
anything about ft all."
"Tou forget tha ona person who
knows everything about It," aald
Hanahell. seriously Tha two man
U oked at one another. Horla flushed
Ones again, another man had had
to tall htm his duty; It araa galling
to think hs was as yat luoapable of
engineering hla own affftlra.
Ha stood silently for ft moment,
than: "Tou dont mind my leaving
yuu for an hour?" ha asked.
"Oraftt Boott, nor
Tan minutes later Roiia pas on
hta way to Bedmund.
Hs felt almost painfully nervous
and aaclted. and yat for tha flrat
time ha triad to put Hosalta'a feel
ings before hta own. A aetflsh man
doea not wake up all at onoa. ona
fine morning, an unaelflah angel. It
takee mora then tha eh oak of ft no
ment to undo the habit of nearly 10
»e«rs. Roderick had never consid
ered anyone but himself; tt waa only
very slowly that ha would learn to
put htmaelf In tha background. But
altho ha did not knaw It aa yet, the
hand of lore In hla waa to teach
htm aa no other maatar ever will be
able to do aa long aa the world
goea round.
As ha pa aaa d Gaffer's Corner ha
thought of tha hunchback and In
stinctively hurried hla etepa What
had become of Bunch, ha wondorad.
with hla distort ad mind and body*
w 'h«l could tha law do to him If
ever It laid hand* on hla orooked
><a had not Intended to murder
Breryta. No; but ha had meant to
mnrd* him—Rod*rick— and llfa had
boooma vary praeloua all at onoa. It
gave Rorta fraah bop* and ambttlon
to know that there waa aomaona da
pendent oa htm, aomaona for whom
ha oould still do much. And It waa
uncertain yat whether Rosalie would
ever ba wall again Roderick haa
tanad hla atapa. 80 much wasted
Umo lay behind him; Ihora might ba
ao llttlo tlma In which to try and
undo tha aorrow ha had caused.
But whan ha raachad Mra. Fowler's
cottage ha waa afraid to go In. Ha
passed tha llttlo bouaa twlca, walk
lng very quickly, but thara waa no
"•f * Ufa at tha curtain ad win
down. Ha oould sat Imagine what ha
should day whan ha waa face to faca
with hla wtfa; apuld not Imagtna
what raaaptian eMe wnM give htm:
eould not decide If ha ought to go
on. or If ha ought to wait until aha
war* atraegar.
Finally. Uka a Ran who makaa up
hla tnlnd all of a ruah to have a
tooth cut. Rorta puahad opao tha Ut-
Ua gata and knock ad oa tha door
Hla haart baat aomawhara up to his
throat whaa ha haard footatapa l»
side; a painful shy rises seised him:
ha would hava turn ad tall sven then
had not Mra. Fowler opanad tha
door bafora there waa tlma to do an
Something about har—aoroathlng la
tha expression of har kind ayaa—
gave Rorl* couraga; thara waa a cer
tain manly dignity about him aa ha
aquared hla shoulders and apoka.
"1 am Roderick Briton,- ha aald.
Ha eeamad tnatlnrtively to know
that aha would underetaad: but ha
waa not prepared for tha euddan
gladneaa that filled har face, even
whlla aha laid a cautloua finger on
har llpa to allanoa him. She atood
aalda and lat him antar; ha eeamad
to rill up tha UtUa hall with hla big
figure She draw him Into a a room
at tha back of tha eottafe and etoead
tha door.
Rorle tried to ataimnar aome ex
planation. A atory book hern la euch
a poaitlon would have handled the
altuatlon with a maaterly touch, but
Rorle waa no hero. He waa only a
| "IWtw my Umberar aanlatmad
I C*p'n Panarwtnkl* alapplag his
"If It lal Just ana thine titer an
j otherl Did anyon* *a* or haiur any
thing about thla pearl whll*Vl waa
[I way 7"
I-op I/>»*tar aaM ha hadn't, and
Crawly <"rah aald ha hadn't, and all
tha ahrlmpa and prawna and whelks
1 aald thay hadn't. And tha aea-hora*
wiggled hla ho rim and «aid ha hadn't,
and got ao ezcltad about U ha apat
purple Julca In tha water, whloh an
noyad tha fairy man pollcaman vary
much. "Bay, thareP' ha shouted,
"you'd ha a fin* on* to hunt for any
thins, wouldn't you! Ton oan halp
moot by making yourself aoaroa."
Tha euttla-flah aald ha hadn't Man
! any pink paarl and ao did Mr. Cod
and all tha Mi fluh who went on long
| Journey*.
"We'll have to saarrJi fnr ft onr
aalraa, klddtaa," Mid Cap'n P*nny
ff* Ha Cneitlnnnd)
(Copyright. l»Jl, by Saatti* Star)
•elfish box who waa beginning to
wake up to the real fart* of life, and
to long to do something In the world
to Juatlfy hi* manhood.
But Mrs. Fowler stopped hhn
"The poor child told ma an about
you Ual night." aha said. "They
arara to have oparatad thla morning
but for tha dodor'a trouble. and aha
aaamad to think aha would not llva
thru It. Oh. Mr Briton, you don't
know what a haart of gold that IttOa
gtrl haa! Hh« would rathar hava dlad
than aay on* word againat you. than
raise on* flngar to bring you to har
aid*. Rha never blamed you, even
(ho—forgive m*—l cannot h*]p aaa
lng that U>* blarea U your*. 'lf 1
don't get wail,' aha aald to ma Avar
and ovar again, 'tall him I't* navar
regretted It and tall bin I've kapt
my promtaa' "
Tha woman'* kind votoa broke
There were tears In her ayes aa aba
looked at Rorle'a white, ahamed face
The attractive boylahnaaa about
him which had never failed to appeal
to old Fergereon touched bar haart
now; Impulalvely she laid a hand ou
hla arm.
"Oh. Mr. Briton." aha aald. and
both of tham quite forget that until
a moment before they had never
mat, -*b* la waO worth tovtnp—ao
wall worth loving"
Thara was a little sDaooa. Whs*
Rotio spoke hla voloa waa hearse
"May I see herT Ton don't think U
will harm berT'
"Hhe ought to ha prepared. Rha
haard your votoa outside last night
whan you walked over with ths Is*
tor—aad aha cried so, poor child. If
yon will watt while I tall harr
But for tha first Umo Rorto a*
aarted himself.
**No.- be said, with suddon quiet
determination. 1 want to tall har
everything- myself.-
Roealle waa lying with har faea
turned from tha door whan young
Briton npanad H anflly. Kha had
been aalaap, and had wakened at
lha a»und of atepa la tha narrow
paaaage outalde.
Tha afternoon wu eloalnf la with
fray ahadowa. Tha 'glowing flra
mada a walcoma apot of warmth
and rolor la tha llttla room. It lent
a delicate fluah to bar pa la faoa; It
played amongat tha unbound ma aaaa
of har hair.
Korla eloeed U>a door bahlnd him
and atood for a mo man t with hla
flngara tightly clutching tha handla.
A wava of amotion kept him allant.
Tha girl lying there In tha firelight
waa hla wlfal There waa aotnethlng
Ineffably eweet In the thought. In
aplte of the dread weight of raapon
alblllty It brought with It. 11 there
la anything good In a man at all.
lha knowledge that there la aomeone
looking to him for happlnaee will
bring out all that la beat and atrong
aat In him—will glre him pa>lenoe
and tenderneea. and that gi aateat
gift of all —understanding!
And than, aa ha atood there, aha 1
turned her head on tha plllowa. and
their eyee met.
He had pictured It all aa different
ly; had Imagined that the meeting
would be an atralnad and painful and ,
almoat terrible; and yet, now It had
actually come. It learned aomehow
quite natural and elmple. «#d real.
Rorle waa oonaoloua that thla waa
tha graataat moment In all hi* life
aa ha went alowly forward acrcaa |
tha room and dropped on hla koaaa 1
bealde her.
"he lay quite ettTl; har wide eye*
aaamed the only Hiring part of her
a mall fhce. aaktng of him the quae
tlon aha dared not voice.
And auddenly young Briton f*lt
aa If ha oould not bear thalr ateed
faat gasa; tha enormity of hla own
eln of aatflahneee overwhelmed him
UJte a mighty ware: he bowed hi*
taoa to tha slim hand lying on tha
"I"ra omn* back.- ha aald, haaraa
hr. "Forgtra ma. Itoaalla—forgiv*
Tha Ana apeadh ha had planned
all tha way along tha road dea*rt*d
htm In a flash; but he oould not
have made a more eloquent plea
than the boylah, Impulatv* word* of
remoree that tumbled to hi* Hp*.
H* fait th* Angara quiver beneath
hi* own firm grasp, She began to
■ob big taarleaa aob* that aeemed to
give utteranoe to all tha eorrcrw and
pain aha had kept ao bravely hidden.
"I never meant you to know. I
wanted to die and *et you free, but
thay wouldn't let me—they wouldn't
lot ma. It waa my fault all along; I
ought never to hav* married you—
In my heart I knew It waa wrong;
but—oh I If you had only told me you
loved someone eln*."
Rorle looked up then, and hla oarn
eyea were wet. but his voioa waa par
factly ataady aa ha answered:
"There Is no one else I love. There
ts no woman la tha wbola world I
Ciar, s *
"One night, after weary weeks
of Journeying In th* hot ran,
over th* rough trail, there seemed
a peculiar bueh to th* air.
"Inside the wagon*, beneath
heavy canvas covers. It waa
stifling. Dark clou da rolled up
and piled rhamselv** like great
black mountains to the sky.
"Far away th* thunder rolled
and once la a while lightning
flashed, now from this aid* bow
from that
"It was hot, hot and alose and
atm. The camp waa a* always,
when possible, made by the bank
of a stream and Oeorge tell
asleep with th* *o« rippling of th*
water* to hla sera, th* only
sound to hrsak the utter stlll4^s.
"An night the black clouds
piled thicker and the muttering
thunder rolled and the storm'*
alow-gathering fury burst en the
little party at daybreak.
"Not a ihomr, not Juat a
heavy rain, but out of the black
•loud* poured a stream of solid
watar Ilk* an overturned lake. It
surged and marad and swished
about the wagons In a flood. Day
would marry tt I wara fraa this mo
mant. We're coins to begin Ufa all
over again—together! I've behaved
Ilka a bruta; but It Un't too lata yat.
ItoenLle, you don't know how kind I
could ba to you." She amllad at tha
wlntful earnestness In hla voice. "All
you've got to do la to (at wall; end -
oh! don't cry." The teara were run
ning down her fare now; the relief of
hla preaance waa almoat mora than
ahe could bear after the weeka of
loneliness and pain.
Ry Mftbrl ClrUiwLJ 1
Pace 489
(Chapter 5)
vu ictnilt; bmklai to the
curl oua gray dawn, on* could
Unljr in, and out Into this
•wlMnf flood swept Uttl* Halan.
"They triad, tha man of tha
party, they did thslr baat to save
her, they fought tha flood and
risked thatr llvea, but It wa*
Frank who cmurtit har llttla gar*
mmti In hta strong teeth and
■wan with har to safety.
"Wwlu paaaad and baoama
month* tha lone mllaa of tha
plain* wara crossed, tha party
which had startsd with bo much
omirags and Joy, aueh a plenty of
provisions and auch high hope*
waa almoat too tlrad to go on.
Clothca wara In rap and thara
war* no mora. Tha food waa
font and thara waa no mora; tha
oxen and horaaa waya almoat too
thin and worn to go farther, but
all trail* and ail hart thing* bar*
an ending.
"Frank reached Oregpa coun
try with hla llttla maatar and waa
tha baat frlenj Oeorg* had la hla
aarly Ufa her*.
"And If you want to know any
mora about Chla wonderful doc,
Just bo to tha Hlatorlcal building
In Portland and aak Mr. Him**,
alnoa he waa th* Uttl* George who
owned tha dog."
Young Briton ahlfted hla position
a little, and slipped an awkward arm
beneath her head, drawing her
nearer to him.
"I won't have you cry," he eald,
playfully. "You belong to me now,
and—" Rorle's voloe faltered; he
made a valiant effort to .steady It,
but failed; and with a little broken
nob he bent over her, hiding hla tsoe
In the soft masaea of her hair.
Ba nab en waa having hla dinner
No Place for Paney
No Rules Brokenl
I waa awake moat of th* night. I
waa suffering more than I knew I
could. I waa suffering, perhaps. aa
Tom had when I aent him away and
refuaed to *e* him. It **em* that
all of the way thru. life la a boom
eranr —everything good and every
thing bad come* hack.
Aa I lay there In the aoft darknea*
alone I felt loet—loet In a whirlpool
of 'human deal re and human
talnty. My life aeemed to stretch
out before me a alow, *ad thing I so
lo ted amid eternity—there Was no
pauae, no ehelterlng. Inviting nook —
simply something vast, unending and
I watched th* day come and waa
glad whan I heard movement* about
tha houaa.
It waa llttla after half past —ran
when I entered Mrs. Ames" room.
alone to the long dining room at Four
Wind* whan Rorl* cam* back from
He entered th* room rather self
consciously. Banshell glanced at him
and away again.
"Thought you wouldn't mind my
beginning." h* said, laconically. "I
waa beastly peckish."
As a matter of fact, for onoe to
hla Ufa Banahell's hearty appetite
had deserted him; he had merely
made a pretanae of eating the Inviting
dlahe* Blunt served with aa much
ceremony aa tf there bad b%p> a
state banquet to progr***.
"By the way," he went on. without
waiting for oomment, "Dr. Myera
Bant up for you an hour ago; wants
to are you moat particularly."
"Yea; eervant brought a mesaagn.
I aay, when are they going to hold
the lnqueetf"
Bnnahell chewed an olive.
"Will it all have to come cut
thanT" he aaked.
"I don't knowl probably, I should
think. I shell clear off abroad as
soon as poaalble.
"Ooodl I'm your man. Where
shsll we goT"
Rorie looked rather dlsoonoertod.
"Well, you see," he said, healtat-
Ingly. "I—that la —the fact la, I'm
going to take my wife."
The worda oame out with a rush.
Banahell stared, but he managed to
check the grin that threatened to ap
"Good." ha said, heartily. "I tor-
(OswtlfM lltl kr •settle Star)
"I'm glad you've oom*," she said
sincerely; "I hav* been awak* moat
of the night."
"I think wall hav* com* sort of
word today—at least we will all do
all we oan," I said. but my heart
waa too heavy to put any encourage
ment In the words.
"Don't try to comfort me," Llla's
voles waa very low. "I have tried all
night to think of excuses for myaelf.
to find a balm for my conscience—
but each one. when I apply It to my
heart burns like sold. Ufa for women
la lnrgely a matter of heart, I think
—perhapa It lan't ao with men—but
It la with women."
"And It Is so with msn." I heard
myself saying; "you will find behind
every man'a succena or downfall, be
hind every effort or lack of It, soma
slrmsnt of th* heart."
got for the moment 1 **y. arsnt
you going to hav* any dlnnarT"
"I don't want any."
But for the aak* of appearanoa*
Itorle made a feint of eating; Blunt
maa a power to be reokoned with.
"I'll walk down with you," Ban
•hell said, when Rorle roee to go to
the doctor'a "It sort of excites you,
all thla mystery, doesn't ItT Makea
you feel aa If you want to be up and
Ae they turned out of th* drive
they met the under-groom.
He waa breathless with running;
his large ayes were scarlet
"They've got Im, Mr. Rorle," he
gaspsd, catching alght of young Bri
ton. "They've got 'tm. and not very
fur off he weren't, neither."
"Got whoraT" aakad Banahall. n
"Tha 'unchback ,alri but I guess 'a
won't give 'em muoh trouble after
all's nald and done; Juet tha coat of
a funeral, aa you might say!"
"Dead!" cried both men together.
"Yes, sir. 'S3 was In tha pond, air.
Tha dogs found Mm. sir. An h'ao
oldent they aay aa K was* because
'la 'and* waa full of mud and weeds,
aa If 'a'd triad to save 'lsaelf. sir."
Rorte waa oonsclous of an enor
mous sanaa of relief; ha would ba
epared one ordeal at any rate. He
had, perhapa, dreaded facing tha
hunchback mora than anything.
They walked on silently till they
eame to tha doctor's house, where
the red light shone thru the evening
OantteMd Monday?
"I hm been thinking ft aD mr
and hav« dlsoovsred that I «*T»y
didn't understand John—he wmant
modem, he wasn't my kind, ith
tho he sought me and 1 married
htm." Ltla's ton#' was remlnlsosßt.
"Hi* mother was an old-faahkneA
woman and I think the thins that I
never understood about John la that
he waa always Qallahadtng; never
m inventing. 80 I underestimated
him. 1 thought Instead of being
sterling, he was simply—dumb/' The
word fell like a piece of metal and
startled me.
"But—l have held solitary tnguogl
over all my dead romaoes and frivol
ities, and the fire of the funeral pyre
haa been a purifying flame. If John
Is found, or comes back," her vole*
broke, her hands were covering her
beautiful white faoe, "If I ever
had the chance—he'll find a differ'
ent woman than tho one ho mar*
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"Comer* her voice waa tense with
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the card was—
PMllp Ames.
(To Ba Continued)
(Copyright, 1111. by Saattla Start
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