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TUESDAY. OTTOBTR 17, vr?.
(tonttnucd Irom YrwteriLijtl -No difficulty about that. »1* laj «xo»ll«Dt dnvar, I eon; h* served M M Chauffeur —and made a (nod en a. too—for * year befor* I took fclra Into the house. at hla request, he Mid ha was tired of driving But tf the m*n I had meant to tiae Is lndlapo**d—trust ma to see that It* la—l can call on I.eon to take «ai* of Msrtha and our luggage j la th* touring car." l*"KxoeUsnt. Now presuming Du 90m to b* well Informed, w* may lafely bank on hta attempting noth ing before nightfall. Road trap* can fee too aitslly perceived at a dis tance by daylight. Toward evening then, we will let tha touring ear eatch up. Tou will express a deatre to continue In It. because—because cf any excuse that coin** Into your head. At ail events, we will ex change car* with Marthe and Leon, leaving th* latter to bring on thf limousine whtl* Jules drives for us. VThalever happens then, w« may feel sura th* touting car will get ®ff lightly; for whether they're In ivsltel with IHipont or not, I-eon and Marthe are small fry, not th* Cab he's angling for.'* "Hut will not Leon and Martha •us»>*> t and refuse to follow V "Perhaps they may suspe<t, but they will follow out of curioalty, to M< how wa far", if for nothing else. You may loee a limousine, but you can afford to risk fhat as lon* aa you ara not In It—eh, Uttla long loat slater r* "My dear bfotherP Liana cried deeply moved. She leaned forward and rareseed Lanyard's hand with sisterly warmth. In her admiration and gratification loosing upon him the full candle-power of tha violet ayes In their moat disastrous amlle. "What a head to have In tha fam ily!" "Take carer* Lanyard admonished. "1 admit It's not half bad at tlmea. but If this battered old headpleox of mine Is to be of any further serv toe to os. LJane, you must be care ful not to turn It!" XTX. Rx Bottle* ef OuMnpAgn* Once decided upon a coarse of sc- RLUne Delorme demonstrated she could move with energy decision uncommon In her kind, ■r her masterly supervision, lrutjons accomplished them aelv*s. as It were, by maglo. R was. for example. nearer three than four o'clock when tha expedi tion for Cherbourg left the door of her town-house and Paiis by way of the Porta de Neofllr tha Itmou alne leading with that polished pat. tarn of a chauffeur. Jules, at Its wheel. «a spick and span, firm of Jaw and Imperturbable of eye as whan Lanyard had first noticed him M Kant; the touring car trailing, with the footman Leon aa driver, and not at all happy to find him self drafted In that capacity. If one might Judge by a sullen sort of uneasiness In his look. Nothing srss to be In the MtMU or suburba, neither spaed nor any Indication of the Intention* Of anyl of Dupont. Lanyard nurrrl himself the thankless trouble of watching to M« If they were fol lowed—having little doubt they were—and took hla case by the eld* of Ltane Memo. Chitting of old time*, or sitting In cratifu] alienee when I.lane re lapsed | n to abstraction—eome thing which she did with a frequency which testified to the heavy preaaure of her thoughts—ha kept an Appre ciative eye on Jules, conceding at length that I.laae's adjective, superb, had been Dtiy applied to his driving. Ho long aa ha re mained tl the wheel, they were not "•ply tn safe hands but might be Vre of losing nothing on the road. It was In Ht. Germain en-Laye ttat Lanyard first noticed the gray touring car. Bat for mental selec tion of St. Germain aa the likeliest •pot for Dupont to lie In waiting, and thanks also to an error of judg ment on the part of thst ons. he most have missed It; for there was nothing strikingly sinister tn the aspect of thst long-bodied gray car with the caparlous hood betokening a motor of greet power. But It ADVBMTURB-3 OP- THt TWINS Jy Ctiv Rabww Bykn TWELVE TOES PHONES "Hello," she answered, taking down the receiver Twelve Tow waa raging aa uaual. Twelve Toes. being * Sorcerer, had a perfect right *o rage, ha though'.. I .specially when he waan't having hla own way. Ha waan't having hla own way BOW. Not a bit of Itl Ha wanted something very much and ha hadn't be»n able to get It You know what It waa—tha Fairy Qiwen a magM aut/imobile that Nancy and Nick were riding In. 'The vary Idea!" roared Twelve T'i-n. "To think that Light. Finger* 'an't smart enough to get that au tomoblle for mat He'a tha beat laid fairy I've got. better than Comet- I -'Ka or flap-Doodle or any of them —ao something la the matter. I'll have to find out what It la." k He went to hla telephone and palled up tha Hour Old Witch who lived under a waterfall. She waa a Bood friend of hla. Mayt>e she wotild ■wow what the trouble wag. R want tha Sour jy J^ouij Joseph Vanco • htadMtlOMl Of I nt •loud Incongruously round th* cor n*r. In a mean ruin street, a* If anxious to *acape observation; Ha Juxtaposition to the door of a wlna shop of tha lowest clans was notloa abla In a car of such high caste; and. what waa finally damning, tha rat faced man of l4*on> win loung ing In the door of tha win* shop, sucking at a clgarat and watching the ttafflo with an alt too Itallaa* eye sliaded by tha vtaor of a shabby cap. lanyard said nothing at th* time, but later, whan a long atretch of straight road gav* him the chance,' verified hla suspicions by looking back to se* the gray car lurking not lea* than a mil* and a hair astern; the Delorrn* touring oar driven by Leon keeping a quarter of a mllo In the rear of th* limou sine. These relstlv* positions remained approximately unchanged during most of th* light hours of that long evening, despite the terrtflo paco which Jules set In the op*n country j Lanyard, keeping an ey* on th* In-' dlcator, saw its hand reglstsr th* equivalent of sixty Rngllsh miles an hour more frequently than not. It seldom dropped b*iow fifty ex cept when passing thru towna or village*. And mor* often than h* liked Lanyard watched It creep up' to and past the mark seventy. I With such driving h* waa quits* willtn* to believ* that th*y would j see Cherbourg or heaven by mid-; night tf not before; always, ofj course, providing . . . For tho first three hour* Leon' stood the pace wall. Than nerves Or physical er.Uuranoe began to fall, ha dropped back, and tha Delorme touring car *u thereafter aaldom visible. No mora, for that mat tar, waa tha iny shadow. Lanyard's fore caat seemed to be borne out by Ita conduct- Dupont waa biding hta time and would undoubtedly attempt nothing before nightfall In tha meantime ha wiu making no effort to do more than keep atep with the limousine, but at a decent distance. Only OCVJlS tonally when, for this 1 reason or that. Jules waa obliged to run at reduced speed for several minutes on end. the gray car would draw into sight, always, however.! about a mile behind the Delormej touring car. At about awvou they dined on the' wing, from the hamper which, with Li.ine's Jewel case In Its Isetber dis guise of a simple traveling hug. con-| stltuted all the limousine's load of luggage Lanyard passed asnd I wlches thru the front window to! Jules, who munched them while driving liko • speed man lea, and with the same appalling >onchal- j ance washed them down with a tumbler of champagne. Then he discovered some manner of sorceroue power over match* In the wind, lighted a clgaret, and signalised his sense of refreshment by smoothly edging the Indicator needle up to ward the eighty notch, where bo held It rtatlonary until Lanyard and Llane with one accord begged htm to consider their appotltaa. At eight o'clock they wero passing thru Ltsleux. one hundred and eigh teen miles from Paris. Lanyard made mantel calcula tion* "The light win hold till after nine," ha Informed I .lane. "By that time we ehall hare left Caen b*. bind." •1 understand." she mid oeolly; "It will be, then, after Caen." "PreeumaMy." "Another hour of pence of mtndT She yawned delicately. "t think—l em bored by thin «peed—l think 1 •hall have a nap." Composedly she arranged pillows, put her pretty feet upon the Jewel caee and. turning bar face from ! Lanyard, dosed. "I think," ha reflected, "that the world Is more rich In remarkable ; women than In remarkable men!" A luminous Mac twilight vied wttli I the street lamps of Caen when the i limousine rolled thru the elty et 1 moderate speed. Lanyard utilised this occasion to confer with Jules 1 thru the window. "Beyond 'i.e town." he asld. "you ' will atop Just round the first sullable ; turning, so that we can t be seen before the comer ts turned. T>raw ■off to the aide of the road and 1 think It would be advisable to have ! a little engine trouble." Old Wltch'g telephone. "Hello." aha answered, taking down tha recafver. "la that you, Ragfryahank T' aaked Twelve Toes, for that waa her name. "None otl«r." answered the Hour Old Wltrh. "Whore your* "It'a Twelve Toea apcaklng," an swered Twelve Toea. "WW yoii tell me why I can't, gat tha maglo auto- I mobile? Can't you help?" "I did." aald tha Hour Old Witch In an upaet voice. "I gave Light fingers my magic egg with a atone wall In It and It wouldn't work worth a cent. No aooner did the atone wall appear than It fall down again." "What!" screamed Twelve Toes. '•What does that mean?" "It meana," aald the witch, "that the Oreen Wluard la more powerful than we are. He Is helping Nancy and Nick " (To Ha Continued) (Copyright, 1922, by Seattle Star) OUR HO AH PING HOUSE DOINGS OF THE DUFFS FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS "Very good, sir." said Julea with out looking round. Then he added In a voice of complete respect: "Par don. sir, but—madame's orders?" "It they ara not - *—Lanyard was nettled "she will countermand them." "Quite so. mr. And—tf ya don't mind my Baking—what's the ldeaT" "1 presume you set soma value on your sklnT" "Plumb crazy shout tt." "Msdemolselle Delorme and 1 are afflicted with , the same Idiosyn crnsy, We went to ssva our lives, and we don't mind saving yours ut the same time." "That s more than fair with me But Is that ail I'm to know?" "If the Information Is any com fort to you: In a grey car which has been following os ever sines we left Ht. Germain, Is the man who —I believe —murderod Monsieur le Comfe de Lorgne* on the L.yona raplde, and who—l know—tried Isst night to murder Msdsmolselle De lorme." "And I suppose that, la hla big hearted, wholesaler's way. he wouldn't mind making a bag of the lot of us tonight." I'm afraid you have mton . . "If you're planning to put a crimp In hla ambttlona, air, l'vs got a pinto I I know how to uae." "Better have It handy, tho I don't think wa'll need It yet. Our prnaent plan la merely to change cara with and Marthe; the gray car will pitas and go on ahead before we make the shift; then you. madcmol aella and I follow In the touring car, tha othera In tha limousine. If tliere'a a trap, aa we have every reason to anticipate there will be, the touring car will get thru—or we'll hope 80. "Ah-hl" Julea uaed tha tona of one who percelvea enlightenment aa a blinding flaah. "Martha and Leon are In on the dirty work too. eh?" ,r What makaa you think tiiat?" 'Tutting two and two together— what you've Juat told rue with what I've been noticing and wondering about." "Then you think thoae two—'* "Martha and lyeon." Julea pro nounced with deliberation, "are two very bad eggs, If you aak me. I ahan't shed a aolltary tear If aome tiling aad happena to thein In thla 'bua tonight." There waa no time then to delve Into hla reaaona for thla atatement of feeling. The outskirts of Caen were dropping behind. Providen tially, the flrat bend In the road to tlayeux afforded good covrr on the ada towuid the town. Julea shut o.'f the [tower aa lie made the turn, and braked to a dead atop In lea of a row of outhousea. Lanyard was on tha ground aa soon as the TTTTS HKATTT.-R fTTini wheels ceased to turn. Jules almost urn flulckly. .. _ "Now for your engine trouble, Un;»rd instructed. "Nothing seri ous. you understand— atmply i*l *4' Juatment to escuae a few minutes" delay and l«nd color to our Impa tience." "Got yon the first ttm"." Julea replied, unltlchlni and nlslnl one win* of the hood. 1 Anynr<l moved toward the mld die of the roed and flagged the D*- lorme touring car aa It rounded the turn, a few eeronda later, at surji ■peed that l-»n waa put to It to atop the car nftjr yard* beyond the limousine. Tha man Jumped down and, followed by tha mnld, ran buck, but before ha reached thn limousine was obliged to Jump aside to e« cape the «iay car which, tooled by a crack urine h«nd t took the cor uer on two wheel*. Chen straight enod out and tore pnst In a smother of duet, with It* muffler cut out and the eshaust bellowing like a machine gun. Lanyard counted four fir urea, two on the front Beat, two In the ton neau. Mora than thlx, the head long speed and the falling light rendered It Impossible to see—tho had the one been less and the other etronger, he could have gained little more Information f«om Inepectlon of thoaa four ahapea shrouded In duet conta and masked with gogglea. Watching IU rear light dwindle, he fanoled that the gray shadow was slowing down; but one could not be sure about that. "There la something wrong, mon. aleur?" The man T>*on was at his elbow. Lanyard replied with the curt nod of a disgruntled motorist. "Something—Jules can tell you." he wld ahortly. "Meanwhile. Made molselle and I have decided not to wait We"ve got no time to spare. Wt will take your car and go on." "But, monsieur, I —I" Leon hu ge n to expostulate "The Icy accents of Llano Delorme out It: "Well, Leoni what 1s your objection?" "Objection, madame?" the fellow faltered, "Pardon—but It Is not for tne to object. I—l wus merely startled." "Then get over that at onoo," hs wan advised; "and bring my jewol oase—Martha will point It out to you—to the touring-car." "Yea, madame. Immediately." "Also tha lunoh-lutmper. If you please." "Assuredly, monsieur." Leon departed hastily for the lim ousine, where Martha Joined him, while Lanyard and Llane Delorme proceeded to the touring car. "But what on earth do you want with that hamper, monsieur?" BY AHERN *Tm mlgfcty sorry 1 didn't take you children Chla trip." daddy went on. "I ean't begin to tell the story aa Mr. Judson told It: he'a ao full of "pep" and fire, and he can answer all the extra questions you ask. Til Just tell It as nearly aa T oan aa he told It fen ma, "While Ut« Btellaeoom men were up there after the gold the Indians began to make trouble; ao much trouble that H waan't safe at all far the little ramp of white men to atay. ao they argued that they must oome out aa fast mm they could and get to aome white settlement farther down the river. "No aooner had they started down the rocky trail, however, than the Indians begun to fire upon them from the ridges. "Tou know, a white man always picks his trail down new the stream or In the valley, but the Indian keepa to the tops of the rldgea. "This was In Augusti the weather was good and trat for the oontlnual attacks of the Indians they would have made very good progress down the oanyon. "Then, oom morning, when the party was In a gorge where the "Hush, llttla sister, not so loud] Brother thinks ha has another Idea" "Then heaven forbid that I should Interfere I" Staggering under tts weight. Laon shouldered tha Jewel oasa and carried It to the touring ear. where Llane superintended Its disposal In the luggage-Jammed tonneau. A sec ond trip, less laborious, brought them the hamper. Llane uttered perfunctory thanks and oalled to Jules, who wus still tinkering at the limousine engine with the aid of an alec trio tuich. THE OLD HOME TOWN As It Sounded to Tom Words of Comfort Page 809 WHY THKY CHOSE HIM great rocky cliffs roae t»P high snd straight on either side, where there was no possible way of get ting out but by going on aud on over the Jagged rtx-ks. and tha slippery stones which were worn r-mooth by the ceaseless rush of the river over their surfaces, m well-aimed rifle sent a bullet Into the side of young Burleigh Pierce^ "Pierce crumpled up with a cry and scarcely stopping to see how badly he waa hart, nine of the men ran headlong, using every effort to eecape the danger which had overtaken their comrade. "Hut Stephen Judson and m young Kngllshman ran hack. - 'Hurt muchT" Judson asked, " "Oli. I guess I mn.' he groaned, •but don't leavw ma. t>oys, don't Iwvt ms to the Indians. Maybe I can walk If you'll help me.' "Hut he couldn't walk; he oouldil't stand; ha groaned agaJa and begged. *Don*t leave in*, bora; don't leave ma.' "The party had no leader, no on* to rive order*, and thinking (nat and clearly. Judson, smiling Inwardly. unanimously elected himself for the part." "Coma, Julfst Leave Leon to at tend to what Is required there." "Very good, madame." Jules strolled over to the touring car and settled down at the wheel. Llane Delorme had the seat beside him. Lanyard had eetabllshed him self In a debatable npnee In the ton neau to which his right was disputed by bags and boxes of every shape, tilze and description. "How long, Jules, will Leon need —7" "Five minutes, madame, if he takes his time about It." "Than Ist us UusWa-* (To Be Continued) TTVERETT TRUE They drew nwujr from the limou sine go quickly that In thirty sec onds Its headlights were all that marked Its atund. lanyard studied the phosphores oent dial of hl« wrist watch. From first to last the transaction had con sumed little more than three min utes. L>lnne slewed round to talk over the hack of the seat. "What time Is It, monsieur?" "Ten after nine. In an hour pre cisely the moon will sr el" . clsely the moon will rise." "It will be !n thia hour ot tor*- ties*, then . , PAT« II HY STAKTJEY BY ALLMAN BY BLOSSER BY CONDO A bend In the road blotted oul the stationary lights of the Hmou« alne. There wua no tall-light vl#« Ible on the road before tlimi. Lan« yard touched Jules on the nhoulder* "Switch off your lights," he sajd —"all of them. Thru find a place where we can turn off and wait till Leon and Marthe pass us." In sudden blindness the cat moved on slowly, groping Its wuy for a few hundred yards. Then Jules picked nut the mouth of a narrow June, overshadowed by dense foliage, ran past, stopped, ant*, backed Into K. Continued Tomorrow)