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of got used, fo his beltf gone7*
"I bay* riot." Her eyes filled as she
•aid Ik The captain was greatly moved.
"ftn a blunderln' old fool, toy dear,"
be said. "I beg your pardon. Do try to
forgive me, won't you? And, perhaps
—perhaps I can make up your loss to
you Just a little mite. I'd like to.
I'll try to, If—
He laid a hand on her shoulder. She
avoided him and, moving away, seated
herself in a chair at the opposite side
-of the desk. The avoidance was so ob
vious as to be almost brutal. Captain
Ellsha looked very grave for an in
stant Then he changed tlie subject.
After some further conversation, dur
ing which Caroline was plainly ill at
ease, dinner was announced. When the
captain in his quaint way described to
Caroline and Steve how he found his
way in New York Caroline was bored,
and Steve was almost brutal with his
Interjections. For the hundredth time
Caroline asked Steve what had prompt
ed her father to make the captain their
guardian.
After breakfast the next morning
came the "business talk." It was a
brief one. Captain Ellsha soon dis
covered that his brother's children
knew very little concerning their fa
ther's affairs. They bad afcvays plenty
of money, bad been indulged in prac
tically every wish and had never had
to think or plan for themselves. As to
the size of the estate, they knew noth
ing more than Mr. Graves had told
them, which was that, Instead of the
several millions which rumor had cred.
lted A. Rodgers Warren with possess
ing, $500,000 would probably be the
extent of their inheritance and that
therefore they must live economically.
As a first step in tbat direction they
bad given up their former home and
moved to the apartment.
"Yes, yes," muted the captain "1
see. Mr. Graves didn't know about
your movin', then? Ton did It on your
own hook, so to speak?"
8tephen answered promptly.
"Of course we did," he declared.
"Why not?"
"No reason in the world. A good, sen
sible thing to do, I should say. Didn't
anybody advise you where to go?"
"Why should we need advice?" Again
It was Stephen who replied: "We aren't
kids. We're old enough to decide some
things for ourselves, I should think."
"Yes sartin. That's right. But I
didn't know but p'raps some of your
friends might have helped along. This
Mrs. Dunn now, she kind of hinted to
me that she'd—well, done what she
could to make you comf'table."
"She has," avowed Caroline warmly.
"Mrs. Dunn and Malcolm have proved
their friendship in a thousand ways.
We never can repay them, Stephen
and I, never."
"No. There's some things you can't
ever pay, I know that. Mrs. Dunn
found this nice place for you, did she?"
"Why, yes. Mrs. Dunn knew that
we had decided to move, and she has a
cousin who is Interested in New York
property. She asked him, and he men
tioned this apartment."
"One of his own, was it?"
"I believe so. Why are you so par
ticular? Don't you like It?"
"Isn't It as good as those in—what do
you call it—South Denboro?" Stephen
asked maliciously.
Captain Elisha laughed heartily.
"Pretty nigh as good," he said. "1
didn't notice any better on the way to
the depot as I drove up. What's the
rent? You'll excuse my ask in', things
beln' as they are." ...
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"Twenty-fwo hundred a year," an
swered his niece coldly.
The captain looked at her, whistled,
broke off the whistle in the middle and
did a little mental arithmetic.
"Twenty-two hundred a year!" he re
peated. "That's one hundred and eighty
"Did you think it was the rent of the
•ntiro building?"
odd a month. Say, that cousin of Mrs.
Dunn's must want to get his investment
back. You* mean for Just these ten
rooms?"
Stephen laughed scornfully.
"Our guardian has been counting,
Caro," he remarked.
"Yea Yes, I counted this morn in'
when I got up. I was interested natu
rally."
"Sure! Naturally, of course," sneered
the boy. "Did you think the twenty
two hundred was the rent of the entire
building?"
"Well, I didn't know. I"—
"The rent," interrupted Caroline, with
dignity," was twenty-four hundred, but
thanks to Mrs. Dunn, who explained to
her cousin that we vfere friends of hers,
It was reduced."
"We being in reduced circumstances."
observed her brother in supreme dis
gust. "Pity the poor orphans
1 By
gad!"
"That was real nice of Mrs. Dunn,1' de
clared Captain Elisha heartily. "About
how much is she wuth, do you think?"
"I don't know. I never inquired."
"No. Well, down our way," with a
chuckle, "we don't have to inquire. Ask
anybody you meet what his next door
neighbor's wuth, and he'll tell you with
in a hundred, and how he got It, and
how much he owes, and how he gets
alonp with bis wife. Ho, ho! Speakin'
of wives, is this Mr. Dunn married?"
He looked at his niece as he asked the
question. There was no reason why
Caroline should blush. She knew It
and hated herself for doing it
"No," she answered resentfully "he
is not."
"Um-hm. What's bis business?"
"He is connected with a Produce Ex
change house, I believe."
"One of the Arm
"I don't know. In New York we are
not as well posted or as curious con
cerning our friends' private affairs as
your townspeople seem to be."
"I guess that's so. Well," he went on,
rising, "I guess I've kept you young
folks, from your work or—or play, or
W1LUST0N GRAPHIC
whatever you was going to do, Ion#
enough for this once. I think I'll go
otit for a spell. I've got an errand or
two I want to do. What time do you
have dinner?"
"We lunch at half past 1," answered
Caroline. We dine at 7."
"Oh, yes, yes! I keep forgettln' that
supper's dinner. Well, I presume likel.v
I'll be back for luncheon. If I ain't,
don't wait for ine. I'll be home aforo
supper—there I &o again!—afore din
ner, anyhow. Goodby."
CHAPTER V.
The Captain Makee a Friend.
FVE
minutes later he was at tbc
street corner inquiring of a po
liceman "the handiest way to get
to Pine street." Following the direc
tions given, be boarded a train at the
nearest subway station, emerged at
Wall street, inquired once more, lo
cated the street he was looking for
and, consulting a card which he took
from a big stained leather pocketbook,
walked on, peering at the numbers of
the buildings he passed:
The offices of Sylvester, Kulm &
Graves were on the sixteenth floor of
a hew and gorgeously appointed sky
scraper. When Captain Elisha entered
the firm's reception room he was ac
costed by a wide awake and extremely
self possessed office boy.
Informed by the none too courteous
tad that none of the firm was in, he
left his card, saying he'd return later.
Captain Ellsha strolled down Pine
street, looking about him with interest.
!t bad been years since he visited this
locality, and the changes were many.
Soon, however, be began to recognize
fu miliar landmarks. He was approach
ing the water front, and there were
fewer new buildings. When be reached
South street he was thoroughly »t
ome.
The docks were crowded. The river
was alive' with small craft of all kinds.
Steamers and schooners were plenty,
but the captain missed the old square
riggers, the clipper ships and barks,
such as he had sailed in as cabin boy,*
as foremast hand and later command
ed on many seas.
At length, however, he saw four mast*
towering above the roof of a freight
house. They were not schooner rigged,
those masts. The yards were set square
across, and along with them were furl
ed royals and upper topsails. Here at
last was a craft worth looking at. Cap
tain Elisha crossed the street, hurried
past the covered freight house aii?T saw
a magnificent great ship lying beside a
broad, open wharf. Down the wharf
he walked, joyfully, as one who greets
an old friend.
The wharf was practically deserted.
An ancient watchman was dozing In a
sort of sentry box, but he did not wake.
There was a pile of foreign looking
crates and boxes at the farther end of
the pier, evidently tbe last bit of cargo
waiting to be carted away. The cap
tain inspected the pile, recognized the
goods as Chinese and Japanese, then
read the name on the big ship's stern.
She was the Empress of the Ocean, and
her home port was Liverpool.
The captain strolled about, looking
her over. The number of Improvements
since his seagoing days was astonish
ing. He was standing by the wheel,
near the companionway, wishing that
he might inspect the officers' quarters,
but not liking to do so without an in
vitation, when two men emerged from
the cabin.
One of the pair was evidently the
Japanese steward of the ship. The oth
er was a tall, clean cut young fellow,
whose general appearance and lack of
sunburn showed quite plainly that he
was not a seafaring man by profession.
He said he was a friend of one of the
consignees and would be pleased to
show the captain over the ship.
Captain Ellsha, delighted with the
opportunity, expressed his thanks, and
the tour of inspection began. The
steward remained on deck, but the
captain and bis new acquaintance
strolled through the officers' quart ars
together.
"Jerushy!" exclaimed the former as
lie viewed the main cabin. "Say, you
could pretty nigh have a dance here,
couldn't you? A small one. This re
minds me of the cabin aboard the Sea
gull, first vessel I went mate of—It's
so diff'reilt. Aboard her we had to
walk sittin' down. There wa'n't room
in the cabin for more'n one to stand
up at a time. But she could sail. Just
the same, and carry it too. I've seen
her off the Horn with studdln' sails
set when craft twice her length and
tonnage had everything furled above
the tops'l yard. Hi hum! You mustn't
mind an old salt rurtnin* on this way.
I've been out of the pickle tub a good
while, but I cal'late the brine ain't all
out of my system."
His guide's eyes snapped.
"I understand," be said, laughing.
"I've never been at sea on a long voy
age in my life, but I can understand
jrist how you feel. It's in my blood, I
guess. I come of a salt water line.
My people were from Belfast, Me., and
every nan of them went to sea."
"Belfast, hey? They turned out
some A No. 1 sailors in Belfast I
sailed under a Cap'n Pearson from
there once. James Pearson bis name
was."
"He was my great-uncle. I was
named for him. My name is James
Pearson also."/
"What?" Captain Elisha was hugely
delighted.. "Mr. Pearson, shake hands.
I want to tell you that your Uncle
Jim was a seaman of the kind you
•Iream about, but seldom meet. I was
his second mate three v'yages. My
name's Elisha Warren."
Mr. Pearson shook hands and laugh
ed good bumoredly.
"Glad to meet you, Captain War
ren," be said. "And I'm glad, you
knew Uncle Sent. As a youngster lie
was my Idol. He could spin yams that
were worth listening to."
"I bet you^ He'd seen things wuth
yarnin' about. So you ain't a sailor,
hey? Livin' in New York?"
The young man nodded. "Yes," he
said. Then, with a dry smile: "If you
call occupying a hall bedroom and eat
ing at a third rate boarding house ta
ble living. However, it's my own fault.
I've been a newspaper man since I left
college. But I threw up my job six
months ago. Since then I've been free
lancing."
"Have, hey?" The,captain was too
polite to ask further questions, but he
had not the slightest Idea what "free
lancing" might be. Pearson divined
his perplexity and explained.
"I've had a feeling," he said*, "that I
might write magazine articles and sto
ries—yes, possibly a novel or two. It's
a serious disease, but the only way to
flnd'out 'whether it's chronic or not is
to experiment. That's what I'm doing
now. The thing I'm at work on may
turn out to be a sea story. So I spend
some time around the wharves and
aboard the*few sailing ships in port
picking up material."
Captain Elisha patted him on the
back.
"Now, don't you gut discouraged," ho
said. "I used to have an idea that
uoVel writin' and picture paintin' was
poverty jobs for men with healthy ap
petites, but I've changed my mind. I
don't know's you'll believe it, but I've
just found out for a fact that some
painters get $20,000 for one picture—
for one,/ mind you! And a little mite
of a thing, too, that couldn't have cost
scarcely anything to paint. Maybe
noyels sell for Just as much. I don't
know."
His companion laughed heartily.
"I'm afraid not. captain," be said—
"few, at any rate. I should be satis
fled with considerably less to begin
with. Are you living here in town?"
"Well—well, I don't know. I ain't
exactly livin', and 1 ain't exactly board
in'. But, say, ain't that the doctor
callln' you?"
It was the steward, and there was an
anxious ring in his voice. Pearson ex
cused himself and hurried out of the
cabin. Captain Elisha lingered for a
Ann] look about. Then he followed
leisurely, becoming aware as he
reached the open air of loud voices in
angry dialogue.
Entrances to the Empress of the
Ocean's cabins were on the main deck,
and also on the raised half deck at the
stern, near the wheel, the binnacle and
officers' corned beef tubs swinging in
their frames. From this upper deck
two flights of steps led down to the
main deck below. At the top of one
of these flights stood young Pearson,
cool and alert. Behind him half crouch
ed the Japanese steward, evidently very
much frightened. At the foot of the
steps were grouped three rough looking
men, foreigners and sailors without
doubt, and partially intoxicated. The
three men were an ugly lot, and they
were all yelling and jabbering together
in. a. foreign lingo. As the captain
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emerge? from the passage Co the open
deck he heard Pearsoo reply in the
same language.
"What's the matter?" he asked.
Pearson answered without turning his
head.
"Drunken sailors,", he explained.
"Part of the crew here. They've been
uptown, got full and come .back to
square a grudge they seem to have
against the steward. I'm telling them
they'd better give up and go ashore,
they know when they're well off."
The three fellows^ by the ladder's foot
were consulting together. On the wharf
were half a dozen loungers, collected by
the prospect of a row.
"If I can hold them off for a few
minutes," went on Pearson, "we'll be
all eight. The wharf watchman has
gone for the police. Here, drop it!
What are you up to?"
One of the sailors had drawn a knife.
The other two reached for their belts
behind, evidently intending to follow
stfiv.
From the loafers on the wharf
came shouts of encouragement.
"Do the dude up, Pedro! Give him
what's comin' to him."
The trio formed for a rush. The
steward, with a shrill scream, fled to
the cabin. Pearson did not move. He
even smiled. The next moment he was
pushed to one side, and Captain Elisha
stood at the top of the steps.
"Here!" be said sternly. "What's all
this?"
The three sailors, astonished at this
unexpected addition to their enemies'
forces, hesitated. Pearson laid his hand
on the captain's arm.
"Be careful." he said. "They're dan
gerous."
"Dangerous? Them? I've seen their
kind afore. Here, you!" thrning to the
three below. "What do you mean by
this? Put down that knife, you lub
ber! Do you want to be put in irons?
Over the side with you, you swabs!
GijL!"
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