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THE GIRL°t MySTERy
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SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS IN
Valuable governmental papers are stolen
by Thompson, follower of Loubeque. in
ternational spy, from General Love, whom
Loubeque hates. In Manila. Love's daugh
ter Lucille flies to a steamer to recover
the papers in order to clear the name of
Lieutenant Gibson, whom she loves.
Loubeque, tampering with tbe wireless
on the steamer. Is hurt. Lucille nurses
him In an attempt to recover the papers.
Lucille gets the papers, but the Phip Is
wrecked. She Is cast ashore on a "Pacific
island and is taken by a native chief to
bis hut to nurse his sick child.
The native child is restored to health,
and ,the grateful natives Idolize Lucille.
Loubeque, also cast ashore, -Trias varLaca
ilcb be «
a warning In his ear
itly understood, as It
as emphasized by a meaning prod
lat was more eloquent than any other
ge—the point of a businesslike
Voices were in tbe hall now.
Lucille dragged the body of tbe wo
man under the couch and squatted In
tbe woman's place just as tbe door
opened and a bead was poked Inside.
Sbe mumbled something Inarticulate,
gutteral, peevish voiced, and tbe bend
was withdrawn after the owner cast
one glance at the figure under the
blankets. He bad no sooner closed the
door than tbe girl picked tbe knife
from the floor and ripped tbe blauket
Into strips, securely tying her prisoner
and gagging him.
Then, after waiting a second at the
door, mustering her courage, sbe step
ped into the hallway and down Into
y tbe open air.
The Mystery of a Voles.
T was tbe sight of the ocean that
braced her against the chill that
threatened to send her back. She
shrugged her shouldsrrs aud march
ed steadily down the foul smelling, dirty
Iktle street until she glimpsed a butld
0 ing taller than any other» surrounding
It and decorated with a gorgeousness
of elaboration which made her forget
everything save admiration for the skill
and patience expended in such work.
Before the door stood a closed pal
anquin. evidently the vehicle for a per
sonage of great consequence from tbe
rich silk robes thatoverflowed tbe sides.
'%ucUle!'' came a hoarse whisper,
TÙls time she knew she had made no
B j^ike. She even, Identified tbe di
from which the voice came,
h iy Hols ni y save Hugo î>mbe
3K.tA-._Ain »hi» place, and Huge
Something small and compact fell
at her feet and she stared at It won
derlngly. incredulously, recognizing It
for the diary of Hugo Loubeque, the
International spy. The sound of the
closing door made her hurriedly snatch
It from the ground and conceal It be
side the ruby necklace. Then she
tHPPMMUu ol llll Mb and
precious paiiera. But why confined?
What could It all meau? She nicked
her brain for an answer, was so ab
sorbed in tbe puzzle that sbe did not
notice thw palanquin bad halted, did
nut notice until she beard a familiar
■e chatting with the owner in Chi
■c But she would have recognized
.aat voice In uny quarter of the globe,
would have known It anywhere, for It
was the voice of Hugo Loubeque. Inter
national spy and her enemy.
His tones were light, happy; he ap
peared satisfied with himself and with
life. She looked out to find herself
upon a quay, a great boat docking
there. Its hold being tilled by coolie
stevedores. And. stepping up the gang
plank, u broad smile upon bis face,
moved Hugo Loubeque.
Lucille thrilled. If' Hugo Loubeque
smiled, he was happy. If tbe spy was
happy it was because be bad secured
tbe papers once more. If be stepped
ui>ou this giant boat it was because
tbe papers were In his possession, if
they were In his possession then she
But the diary?
Her Ungers told her that this was
no phantasy, no figment of an over
wrought brain. She held tbe diary and
Hugo Loubeque was boarding tbe boat
If be boarded the boat It was because
he was not yet aware of hls loss.
Whichever It was. sbe most follow
him. She must be aboard the boat
when it sailed.
Through tbe days when Loubequo
watehed Lucille boverlng about tbe
black borderland of death in the house
to which he bad been recommended by
bis subordinate, the governor of the
province to which the fishing smack
that rescued them bore them, bis brain
bed fed upon one thought The papers
In the possession of Captain Wetherell
must lie found, But how?
The day before he saw Lucille was
out of danger, the problem was an
swered for him by a call from the gov
ernor of the province. In whom he
recognized a man he bad been Instru
mental in aiding, and one who feared
Instantly It was all clear to him.
Here was one he need fear making uo
confession to. He bad found out,
aboard the boat, exactly where the
shipment of arms was to be made.
He knew Wetherell might go hun
dreds of miles out of his course be
fore the vengeful man of wur, but he
also knew that the goods must be
lauded at the designated place before
he received his pay.
Leaving a sum of money with the
uurse Loubeque decided that when Lu
cille recovered she would be sufficient
ly well provided for to get word to her
people and escape from this, the last
of her adventures. He led a company
of picked soldiers aboard the fighting
craft provided for their transport und
sailed toward tbe spot where the de
livery was to be made. '■
There In a tiny islet he arrived barely
a day before the yacht put In with Its
illicit cargo. The skirmish with the
lundiug crew lasted u scant hour, hut
__ already the spy had discovered that
Wetherell. the man he wanted, was uot
with the outfit aud he began laying
plans for taking the yacht
Captain Wetherell. impatiently walt
Ing for his men to return for a second
L load, had finally tired and was bring
lug It ashore himself. From the shore
suddenly sliot'out the boat his mate
had taken In, but Instead of the crew
he knew so well the oars were now
being manned by Chinese soldiers. In
a minute he found the Bide of his
- boat battering against that of the
I other, with soldiers piling recklessly
t upon his small crew.
He caught a flash of Lonbeque lay
r Ing about lilrn. saw that resistance was
utterly useless. Swiftly his hand
, sought the precious bug In which were
the papers lie had stolen from Lucille.
He drew it open hurriedly, the sealed
packet of papers—which formed the
major bulk of Its contents—and the
diary fulling at bis feet. He felt Lou
beque's eye upon blm. cuught a flash
of the spy us he sprung at him. and
with a derisive lajjgli hurled the bug
with the heavy packet overboard.
Without n second's hesitation tbe spy
was In the water after It Wetherell
fairly choked with rnge as be saw the
man he hated close his band over the
ling. Then be was conscious of the
diary still in the bottom of the bout
and. picking It up. thrust It in his shirt
Wetherell scowled heavily as Hugo
Loubeque. having been helped Into the
boat, brushed against him. his face
smiling grimly as he looked down Into
the eyes of t*»^ ynehtinnster.
"Very foolish. Wetherell Now. I
think tTie sight of you making a little
Jaunt up a bill with a swordsman be
hind you studying tbe cleune«t place
to take that head .'mm your snmilders
would be about us pleasant us anything
I'd care to look at"
Wetherell did not answer. Only, even
after being hound, the feel of the diary
that hnd dropped from tbe hag gave
him some comfort
The yawning side of the great vessel
fairly ebbed, would come another pic
ture. it was us though her horror pop
ping eyeballs bud forced poignantly
home to her the vision of Manila; of
her father, grieving hluiself to death
at her absence; of the shipwreck; her
sweetheart, imprisoned, with every
hand turned against him. with the girl
he loved away. She must tiling back
tile papers which Loubeque carried;
sbe must clear her lover.
Day and night—night and day—there
was no difference between the two in
this black bole. It seemed to her that
they must be near the eud of their
Journey, Judging by the torments she
hod been through, wbeu a swaylug
light directly over her head made her
dart hastily back uud strive to hide
behind a looming bule. The exclama
tion of surprised incredulity which
sounded in her ears told that sbe had
been discovered. In an instinctive ef
fort to hide she struck against it bale
that had partially dislodged itself and
sent It thundering against a second
stack. In a moment tbe hold was filled
with tumbling boxes and bales, top
pling. reeling, thrashing, thundering
In every direction. Lucille saw plainly
above her a face that framed popping
eyes and wldeoed lips.
Swiftly sbe leaped upon a box that
had formed tbe foundation for a pyra
mid. Aa though by Instinct the ssilor
fluug the lautern from him and reached
down his hands. Lucille felt his
fingers clutching at her wrists. Then
slowly, so slowly it seemed she would
never succeed In getting through that
trap, she was lifted up, up to the deck
«.here sbe lay panting aud breathless,
tea. man. beside bet fairly, whistling
from the exertion of 'once inure breath
Slowly a smile spread over his
weather beaten face as he scanned the
slikeu suit In which she was arrayed.
Lucille saw that she bad wade a friend
already and Immediately pressed her
"Nobody most know you found me
there." she began hurriedly, then, as
he started to protest. "No, no. Please
Again the sailor shook bis head, a
troubled expression In his eyes. Lu
cille knew that she bad lost and. In
stead of pleading, took the next best
course that seemed open to her.
"Then, if you must, bring the cap
tain to me Instead of parading me be
fore every one. 1 would not ask you
this, but 1 have an enemy aboard and—
ob. 1 can"— she closed her UpB quick
ly, as the hint of a gleam of avarice
showed In the man's eyes. After a sec
ond's thought he nodded briefly and
moved hurriedly away.
Lucille had no time for regret at her
discovery. She hud felt all along that
It was Inevitable, but had refrained till
now from Ugurlng on what explana
tion she could make in such event.
That expression, the swift change on
the sailor's face, as be thought her on
the point of mentioning money, verified
her instinctive knowledge that she
must keep her ownership of the mag
nificent ruby necklace secret She knew
that the best of men would be tempted
by such a king's ransom as the mar
velous Jewels represented. Likewise
she felt that It would be unwise, under
any circumstances, to entrust nny one
with the knowledge that she possessed
the International spy's diary. This much
she had concluded when the captain
stamped heavily across to her, followed
by the sailor, his face frowning black
ly, but with a curious twinkle In bis
eyes the girl was quick to discern.
"And so the young lady with murder
ous tendencies was on board my boat
all along. Of course you understand
that 1 must put you in 'Irons and turn
you over to the authorities at Sau
Some Impulse Impelled. her, ah Im
pulse to put on a manner altogether
at vurlance with her nature. She drew
herself saucily erect, meeting his eyes
with laughter lurking In her own.
"Of course, you don't intend doing
any such thing." she retorted bold
ly. "1 was sick and the woman they
left to nurse me sneaked in the
room late at night and tried to stab
me. I saw her slip out and was suspi
cious of her. so 1 slipped behind the
door and grabbed the man's gun when
he put It on a chair. Anybody would
bnve done exactly the same thing and
1 know, anyway, that you would never
turn an American girl over to those
The captain's frown disappeared.
"Well. 1 guess thnt's about true." he
admitted. "Bift why didu't you come
to me In the first place: why didn't
you want to come to me when you
were caught: what do you expect Is
to be doue with you'?"
"I didn't come to you because the
man who acted us interpreter Is an
enemy of mine wbo would do nnytblng
on earth to be rid of me—I meau Hugo
Loulieque. tne one who spoke with
the Chinese officer when they searched
the boat They frightened me so 1
crept Into the hold. 1 don't want him
to know I am on board—he mustn't
know." She looked up Into his face
"I cun pay for my passage when we
land." she added quickly.
"But I have uo cabin vacant, young
"Couldn't 1 do some work, be a cabin
boy or something like that?" she sug
gested vaguely, as the ship's muster
threw buck Ills head uud gnve vent
to such laughter that tears rolled down
Ills weather beaten cheeks.
"That's a good one." he roared. "By
George. I believe that'would straighten
the whole mess out and make me the
master of the first boat tbnt has had
a cabin boy siuce tbe old sailing days.
Young man." he added with mock
gravity, "I'll take you to my cabin
now. where your enemy will have no
chance of seeing you. The steward
will lie the only one In our secret He
cun outfit .von and pass bin Instructions
regarding your duties at night."
stood opeu before Lucille, the coolie
stevedores trundling their great loads
of merchandise across the wharf and
disappearing within, as though swal
lowed up forever.
Lucille was suddenly made conscious
of tbe fact that she was very weak.
Nervously she fingered the ruby neck
lace about her throat trying to tblnk
of some way another of tbe precious
stones might bo made to work Its mag
ic Influence. She could buy a passage
with it, could bribe many aboard the
boat, but she must not be seen by
Fiercely she fastened her little teeth
in her lower lip. Hugo Loubeque bad
the precious papers in his possession
else he would never have smiled so
serenely to himself ns he boarded the
boat She bad his diary, but it could
not be used against him now. There
would come a time when It would
prove of tbe utmost value, but not now.
What could she do?
Tbe rattle of muskets brought her
out of tbe fit of abstraction Into which
sbe had fallen. Sbe shrank away in
tbe shadow of a packing case, squeez
ing herself Into as small a space ns pos
sible. her breath coming fast as she
saw the officer who commanded the
squad of soldiers march up the gang
plank Just as the captain descended to
Inquire what hls business was. Then
the tall figure of Hugo Loubeque ap
peared beside the pair, offering to
translate the soldier's words.
"He is bunting an American girl 1
left ill In the town. It appears she
shot and wounded her nnrse and bound
a Chinese soldier, taking hls clothes
a ad .making her escape, "said the
Jjg ] ■
She Shrank Away In the Shadow of a
" »Veil, 'there's Go sücü person
aboard," gruffly retorted the officer of
Again Loubeque turned to the
soldier, but the man shook bis bead
"He must search the vessel. Those
are his orders." Interpreted the spy,
then, "you really can't hlauie him, cap
The officer nodded consent, adding
grimly that he would stnud for any
thing that did uot entail delaying tbe
I lout's sailing on schedule.
As the eavesdropping girl watched
the soldiers march tne gangplank and
disappear ln different parts of the boat
according to the Instructions given
them by their superior, she could see
from the spy's words that he would
not delay Ills own departure to usslst
her; that once more Ids motive of re
venge was all dominant In his nature:
that tenderness for the daughter of
the woman he loved would never ugaln
Interfere with the carrying out of his
Surely, some power greater than that,]
of even the International spy wns look-I
Ing over uud defending her! She llow
ed her bead in mute gratitude. L
She was roused from the mood by a I
flurried clnaior aboard tbe boat. The I
coolies were working madly now, whtle|l
upon the deck she saw signs of ac-1
tlvlty that told her the ship was abouti
to get under way. Under tile lusbingl
tongrue of a (hiss, five stevedores were ■
rushing toward the bales behind whlchl
she was concealed Lucille knew the*'
time had come for her to act without
any further figuring
lu two swift, catlike leaps she bad
reached the yawning side of the boat.
For Just n second she hesitated before
the terrible blackness that met her
eyes there, then, with a little shrug,
she stepped Inside, darting about be
tween piles of merchandise, leaping
further and further away from the
voices that reached but dimly to her
now. hiding away at every slightest
To be continued.
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