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EniRSnAY. STTTFMTtFfc 2R. 152 J.
Bo.<«iiae while in lit* Hrtti*l> mcwi ntvlw, h« haa Hrn«) the murder «w> hatred nt the IVilnhevlkl. ANDKB DUCMPMIN la ►ummarlly "dlamlawed" by the fsvvrnmonl and trd»™>l 10 leave iha country at one*. W CKTHEIMEIt, Iha official who bflngi Iha new*. glvee Ouchemln a Ipntlanma aum to be u»ed on hla travel* Duohrmln decide* thai ha can tMrt eaoape from Iha revengeful Holahevlkl by following Hla\anaon'a Ulnar tfy tn hla "Trtivela With a Donkey." i He la aoon tramping tn tha Ovennea, Iha lltfle Known hllla In Iha aouth If Franc*. Reaching Iha deaerled city of Montpellter le Vleuc. ha la «ur yr(<a<l lo aee a peaaant and a mart dieaaed a» an American aoldlar duck Into Iha rain*. , Following tha pair. Dui hemln find* them attacking MONBIKCR D'AI'BRAC. while d'Aubrtr'a (IIIIOM. MAPEUOISKM.K HE MONTEI.AIB har grandmother, MAI'IMK DE SEVENIE. and tha widow of tha lattar'a grandaon, IIAPAUC EYE DE MONTELAIK. look on In horror Duchemln goea It tha rth-ua and ■alform a way. Ha accompanies tha party hack to J*an«. whara ha alopa at tha Oru4 Bat'! da n'nlvera ll* la half In h»v* with Eva da Montelala. A myMertoua party tom« lo tha hotel, Ihraa man and a beautiful Ltptman are obvioualy Americana, and ao. Duchamln dlaoover*. la Iha lovely Hva da Montalala. with whom ha hat dinner that night f Tha automobile party, on the pretext thai their machine haa broken #»wn. folau Itself upon tha French family tor tha night. Member* of the party exhibit gnat curloalty concerning the famoua col Jtelion of emeralda Eve da Montelai* haa Inharltad from her father, and Itution her agalnat "The Lone Wolf " tXtrhemln trudge* hack to Nant. brooding over tha problam of dlecovering wfcy anyone ahould have attempted to faalen upon htm auapicton of Iden U»> with the Wte Lone Wolf. He reachea Nanl. but flncta It neceeeary to turn back, stopping at La Roque tiutnt* Marguerite, where he la arrved glroctou* elder to quench hla Ihlrgt. J»'ow go on with the atory. (Continued Fttw TNlnthT) Duchemin. however. thought It m frr than the water of tha place, when ha had spied out tha asitocla Hons of the wall. He drank aitting on a bench out glde the door of the auberge He gguld hsar ths voice of the lend ferd Inside, grumbling and growling to what purport he eouldn t deter ■tine But It wasn't difficult to guess, and before Duchemin was Oalshed he had tsatimony to th* rtfMne*a of his surmise, finding fclmself the cynosure of more than I few pair of ey*a set in the Ml afcvored faces of natives of LA ; Bit" * gathered that tha dead guide Htd enjoyed a fair amount of local 'popularity. While Duchemin drank and ggiMked and poured over a pocket ■tap of the department, a lout of. g lad shambled out of the auberge wearing a fixed scowl la no degree attlgated by the sight of ths cus tenner In the dooryard. which was •too the gtsbleyard, ths boy caught! •ltd saddled a dreary animal, appar- j get!> a horse designed by a Gothic architect, mounted, and rode off In the direction of Nant. Then Duchemin committed his gecond error of Judgment, which' oonsistsd In thinking to find better' and cooler air on ths heights of th* Csuass Larva c. across tha river, to- ; gather with a shorter way to Nant- j Indicated 00 the pocket-map aa a fcy road running In a tolerably 41 Met Una across the plateau—than flat which followed ths windings of Ma stream Accordingly ha erosasd tha Dour tie, tolled up a tig-tag path eat In the thee of the frowrnlng cliff, (•ached the top la a bath of sweat, ltd sat down to cool and breath* The view was splendid, almost Worth tha climb Duch*min could see tar miles up and down the valley. • panorama wildly picturesque and toned like a rainbow. Acroas ths Way La Jtoqu* Salnte Marguerite Stood out prominently and with •uch definition In that clear air that Duchemin Identified the figure of ths landlord, standing In th* door of ths auberge with arms raised •nd elbows thrust out on a level Mth his eyes: ths pose of a man •ling field glasses. rhichemin wondered If h* ou*ht to fMI complimented. Then he locked up the valley and aaw. far •ft. a tiny cloud of duat kicked up by tha heel* of tha bora* ridden fey tha boy from the aube-f*, makln* food time on tha highway to Nant. And a rain Pur hem In wondered . . Havin* rented, ha picked hlmaalf ■p. found bla road, a mere trail of Wagon track a. and mindful of the Ooolln* drinka to b« had In the Cafa de I'L'nlrer*. put hla beat foot fcremut After a time aomethln*. call It in stinct. impelled him to look hack ADVBMWRM OP- THEr TWINS V OW» Fub—Ms Bytan LIGHT FINGERS HIDES ijigni rivye.ru wan huiiny behind a queer little board, house. Nancy and Nick were having thw flnejit ride ever. It waa better than riding on a merry-go-round and get ting the tiraaa ring They were In the Fairy Queen'g m«gl<; automobile, rolling along the nice, amooth, white Milky Way up U> the aky. And let me tell you, my deara. the Milky Way la the very nlceat place to ride you can imagine It la made of atar-duat mixed with cloud vapor and then rolled flat awl ■Booth by the Moon. ■Of rourae, aome book a aay It'a niii'K up of at a re, great big onea, fcu' It certainly doean't look It. Hut anyway, thafa where Nancy •ftd Nick were riding. Home wonderful thlnga grow ■longalde of the Milky Way. There'* the Dreamland Tree, arid n Chrlat «aa Tree, and a Wlahlng Tree, and • Peppermint Tree, and a I'eanut s ®re<- end a Balloon Tree, and a lot m othera. No wonder Nancy und Nick were h*ppy. "We'll aoon have to go down out $ Loui£ Jo6«ph VOQCO •W h*tnutta«»l Coaptny the way he had com*. Half a mil* distant hf saw the figure of • peasant following tht aam* road Ducheintn stoppsd and waitad for the other to coma up, thinking to get a I*l ter look at him. perhsps some definite Information about tha road and In partlrular aa to his chances of finding drinkable water But whan he stopped tha man •toppad. aat down upon a rock, filled a pipe, and conspicuous!) rested Duchemin cave an Impatient gra tuca and movrd on. After another mite he glanced overahoulder again. The aam* peasant occupied the Mime relative distance from him. Hut If the fellow were following him With a purpose. he could read lly loae himself in that wild land before Duchemin could run him down, and If, on the contrary, he proved to be only a peaceable way farer. ha was bound to b« a dull companion on tha road, and an un savory on* (o boot. 80 Duchemin did nothing to discourage his volun tary shadow, but looking back from ttme to time, never failed to gee that squat, round-shouldered figure In tha middle distance of the land **pe. following him with the dog. getfneaa of fate. Toward evening, however, of a sudden—between two fiancee the fellow dlssppeared as completely and mysteriously aa if he had tellta or dived Into an aven. Thug definite menu) Irritation was added to tha physical! dlacom forta he suffered. l»or. if Anything, 'I wag hotter on the high causae than It had bean In tha valley. An Intermittent breese Imitated to vicious perfection draughts from a furnace. And If this were a short cut to Nant. Duchemin a judgment was gravely at fault. Otherwise the Journey was not unlike an exaggerated version of his walk from Meyruel* to Mont pelller le-v.eux. eicept that the road was clearly marked and he found leas climbing to do. He aaw nalther hamlets nor farmsteads. and found no water. By the middle of the afternoon his thirst had be com* ih««r tort or®. In duak of rr«nln« he ttumbled down into tha valley win and atruck the rlvar road about midway between tii« Chateau <1« Montalaie and Nant. At thla junction MVtml dwellln** clustered. In that fadtn* ll*ht dark mann on either aide of the rand. Duchemin noticed a few ahadowy aha(>eii totter In* about, but waa too far cone In fati*ua and thirat to pay them any heed He had no thought but to atop at the flrat hou» and be* a cup of water. Aa he Sifted a hand to knuckia the door ha waa attacked With no mora warnlns than a cry. tha al«nal for the on»!au*ht. and tha audden acufflln* nolae of aeveral pair of feet, he wheeled, found hlmaaif already rloaely preaaed by a number of men. and atruck out at random. Hla atlck lof the aky," elghed Nancy. "The Kalry Queeti will fie wanting her •tutomobile and ehe'll think we are j -lever coming." UttUi did Nancy auapect, and little did Nick dream, that a pair of eyva were watching them A pair of • eight, mlachlevoua eyea, belonging to a had little fairy called I.lght Klngera. Tea, air! I'lght Flngera waa hid ing behind a queer little lioard houan and (leaping out at them He had I a pocketful of aharp tack* and he 'waa going to aprlnkle them on the road before the Twlna got there. He hummed to hlmaelf: dicky bird aat on a Juniper tree. Turn dum, te turn dum, te turn duin. There never wti anyone amarter than me. Oh, turn, dum. te turn dum, te turn dum." "Hee, bee, bee! Here goeii' Now for aome fun!" And he reached for the tat ka (To fie f'onllnuril) (Copyright, 1922, by ticutUu UUr) OtW BOAR DIM it HOUSK IKtINGS OF THE DUFFS FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS : landed on aomebody'a haad with a raaoundln* thump followed by a yall of poln. Then thraa men were (rapplm* with htm, two more aeek-j In* to aid them, and another lay In tha roadway clutehln* a frac- I turad akull and aplttln* oatha and (roan*. IIU atock waa aeltted and' ; wranrhed away, ha wax over wheima<l by numbera. The knot of atru**lln* fi*urea toppled and went to tha duat. Duchemin underneath, j •o welched down that ha could not 1 for tha momant mova a hand to ward hla platol. Hilfatifled by tha reek of un' waahed fleah, he heard broken phraaea *rowled In voice* hnara* with effort and excitement "The knife!" . . . "Hold him . . . "Stand clear and let ma—H, .. . "The knife!" , Htru**ltn* madly, hn worked a le* free and kicked with all hi* ml*ht. One of hla aaaailanU howled aloud and fell back to nuraa a broken ahln Two othera acramhled out of the way, laavln* ona to pin him down with kneaa upon hla cheat, another to wield tha knife Htarln* ayea caucht a warnln* *leam on deacendln* at eel Duche. mln aqulrmed frantically to on* aide, and fait nold metal klaa tha akin over hla rlba aa the blade pene ' trated hi* clothln*. clo*« under tha armpit. Before the man with the knife coulil atrlke nun In, Duchemln. roum-d to a mflilltr effort, threw off the ruffian on hla cheat, got on hla kneea and. raining blowa right an<l left aa the oth»ra cloaert In again. mnw-how managed to acramble to hla feet. Flat work told. For an Inatant ha atood quite free, the tenter of a circle of uncertain aaaaaama whoan cowardice nave hla time to whip out hla platol. Hut before he could level It a man wua on hla back, hla wrlat waa aelzed and the weapon twlated from hla Kraap. A ory of triumph wua echoed bv ex> lumatlona of alarm an. dlearmcd. I>uchemln waa again left frae, the thuKM alandlng hack to let the platol' do Ita work. In that Inatant a broad aword of light awung round a near by corner and emote the group: the twin, glaring eyee of a motor cur flooded with blue-whlte radiance that tableau of one man at bay In the middle of the road. In a ring of m< rclleaa enemlea. Durh'-mln'a cry for help waa ut- j tered only an Inatant before hla pla tol exploded In alien hatida. The hendlighta ahowed him dlntlnctly the face of the man who fired, the aume fin» of fat feature* black with aoot that he had aeen by moonlight at Montpelller le-Vleux. iiut the bullet went wild, ami the J rnF SEATTLE ST A n automobile did not Mop. but drove directly at the group and ao swiftly that th# flash of th# ahot «m atlil vivid In Duchemln's vision when the oar nwrpt between him and thoaa others, scattering th*m Ilk# chickens. Hlmultaneoualy tha brakes w# ra act. tha dark bulk l>#gan to allda with looked wheels to a atop, and a voir# cried: 'Quickly. monsieur, quickly!"—tha volt?# of Eva <l# Mont atajs. In two bounds Duchsmin over took tha rar and before It had com# to a standstill leaped upon th# run ning board and grasped th# aide. H# had ona glimpse of th# aat whit# faca of Eve, #n profit#, aa aha b#nt forward, manipulating th# gear ahlft Than th# platol apat again, Ita bullat atruck him a blow of sickening a«ony In th# aid# Awar# that h# waa dangerously wound#d, h# put all that h# had l#ft of strength and will Into ona final effort, throwing hla body serosa th# door, Aa It# fall eprawl- Ins Into th# tonneau consciousness departed like a light withdrawn. VIII In He Amor F.t Al. In tha course of two weeks or soi Duchemln waa able to navigate a wheeled rhalr, bask on tha little balcony outatde his bedchamber win dow* in the Chateau <la Montalale, and even - strictly against order*—; take experimental strolls. The wound In hla side a till hurt: Ilka tha vary deuce at avary 111-con sidered movement; but Duchemln j was avar tha least patient of man unlcsa tha will that coerced him waa hla own; constraint to an- j othar'a, howavar reasonable. Irked j hlin to exasperation: ao that these, falter! ngs In forbKlflen way* were, really <aa ha assured Eva da Mont-1 nlnia whan, ona day, aha caught him creeping round hta room, ona hand pressed against tha wall for aupport, 1 tha othar to hla aide) In tha nature of a aop to hi* self respect, "You've only got to tell ma not i to do n thin* often enough," ha commented as aha lad him hack to] hla chair, "to fill ma with unholy j daalra to do it If I die In th# at-' tempt." "lan't that a rather common hu-j man falling?" ahe aaked, wheeling tha Invalid chair thru one of thO| French windows to tha balcony. "That'g what inakea It all seem ao unfair." Hmlllng, tha woman turned the back of the clialr to the brightest glare of aunaliine, draped a light rug over the Invalld'a knrea, and seated herself lri a wicker chair, facing him. "Make* all what aeem ao unfair?" "The luUlgulty ot being bum liu- BY AUERN Married Life Has Many Surprises A Fertile B Otart v • I'UK* Oil "AFTER THK KIIIK. A BTOKM" K ha pier 5) "Now, th# mountain rain Is not Ilk# sny other rain you sver saw. It doesn't patter down In dropa. or fall quietly In a heavy mist; th# clouds Just seem to op#n audd#nly and spill out floods of water, rivers of It. In solid sheets, which soak thru everything which Isn't solid. "Our wagon cover was like a sieve; everything and everybody under It was so drenched by morn ing thst we had to crawl out Ilka half-drowned kltfcens and make a roaring campflra and dry our selves out. "Wo were uneasy about th# t«hy. It Isn't tha usual treatment, a<*corded a tender thing Ilk# that, but she didn't even sn*e*e. none of us did. rame thru It all aa If wo had liad no exposure. "As aoon aa we rroased the aum mlt, we came Into perfectly won derful weather- the air cleared and waa bracing, the smoke and heat and the yellow Jackets ri>m ed left behind and we all took heart and want forward quite gaily. "But- (titer* alwaya aeem to he buta In pioneer talea Juat when the difficulties appear to have been overcome, ever notice?) we had one mora 'dragon In the man." He accepted a clgnret and waxed didactic: "The ona thing that tha ego can find to reconcile It with existence la belief In Its own unlqulty." "I don't think." ahe Interrupted with a never* face belled by amused eyea. "that aounda quite nice." "Unlqulty? Because It sounds like Iniquity? They are not unrelated What makes Iniquity aeem ottrac live Is as a rule its departure from the commonplace." "Hut you were saying—?" "Merely It'a our personal belief that our emotions and sensations ana ways of thought are peculiar THE OLD HOME TOWN in Has He way' be for# w# ahould reach the promla#d land. 'Th# cattlemen had said that wh#n w# crnaaed th# aummlt should reach a b#autlful lak# tha Indiana call#d Keechehia, which we ahould have to croaa. " 'But,' th#y told us. "you will find tlier# a largn raft all r#ady, un> It, and lr»ve It on tha op poalt# shore, and somebody com Inn ai-roaa from that side will brinir It hack ' "That lake," Mrs. Ollllapl con tinued. "waa all that they clalm#d for It. You may have seen It youra»lf; It'a apoiled aom# now by the raising of th# wnter, a fringe of gaunt itr#y firs, threlr greenesa quit# waah#d nut, and their llmhi atlff with a*#, circles It, but you cun raally picture It aa w# suw It. "Hut th# 'at run* raft' waa such a flimsy, wotihly thing I Minted my little burden and aald stoutly. 'No, I won't co acroaa on that thing. I wouldn't step on It, or trust baby on It for a million dol lars. I'll walk aa far aa necessary to ret us around the lake, but I won't go on that raft I' "And that's how It hnpjwned that I w« ked th# rough miles under fnllen loga «nd l>ouldera across little atreama. with the liaby on my l>ack " (To Ite Continued) to ourselves. Individually, that some times makes the game seem worth the scandal." "Yea; one presumes we all do think that . . "Hut no sooner does one get firm ly established In that particular phase of self complacence than along comes I»lfe, grinning like a gamin, and kicks over our pretty house of Oftrds- PIIOWS us up to our si'lves by revealing our pet, exclu sive Idiosyncrasies as simple In firmities all mortal flesh Is heir to." "Monsieur Is cynic . . "Madame means obvious. Well: If 1 palter platitudes It Is to conceul EVERETT TRUE a sense of gratification." Kve arcliwd her eyebrow*. "1 mean, you have Hhown me that I share at leant one quality with you: Inatlno tlva resentment of the voloe of reason." She pronounced a plaintive "Mon Dleu!" and appealing to heaven for oompiisslon declared: "He mcuns ugaln to wrestle spiritually with me shout the proper disposition of my Jewe's." "No, madame: pardon. I am con templating a long series of exhaus tive arguments designed to prove It your duty to leave your Jewels where the/ are, In all their noble fACF 13 HY STANLEY BY ALLMAN BY BLOSSER BY CONDO I Insecurity. This In the firm belief that to plead with you lone enough to adopt this course will result In your going and doing otherwise out of sheer . . "Perversity, monsieur?" "Humanity, raudame!" Kvo de Montalais laughed the charming, low-keyed laugh of a hap pily diverted woman. "Hut spare yourself, monsieur. I surrender at discretion: 1 will do as you wish." "Truly? Rather than listen to my discourse, you actually agree to re move your Jewels to a safe plMt?" (Continued Tomorrow)