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Pfilot By Randall Parrish Am! in- of ''Kt-iili of liic llordiT,' I'.tc. in, f Sfaa W!iLn Wilderness was Kin;?' 1.Yv".!.'.V'S In ,hr. sm 'llin" .f''rt" '' . It.-diev. an anuie-ir mil t, tetU ; tV mv.tri..ua disappearance .if the l)essiu1 m-inonlane advertised to aoM-ir ar the Chicago Aviation Mt. Ti i 1 i k i',' .I'"'.. d"" ' "'f v,'"-'1 ' '-ii'-m nm win- h (he fiermtn secret agent were after. Hp registered H tV Conttf Hotel, ai t feigned to Room 1-54 and (hit lat nearl ul nim. Alter II -tll" cease t .i.-iioti.r .:i- f the teiitmeii r.fl,;r. 1 Ins card jnl n. I: Messieurs. I am Philtm Dessau I. mi ktn.linv ti-lk the s:..rv- He riuh-d Chicaao in the afternoon. -A witli Ihe "Y'1 ' ?,os"' 1,1 A-.iJh.ni ' I'ti-i-, 1-un.l evt rvihin in perleil cund.t.on, wm: bai.lt lo the Cunrpss II.. ul, and while til'.ng in his room Ihe phone suddenly rani and a lady'a oic safe "U V: " . . i- th ni u.i n-.i ttn-tw .-nam nn i .eite iui laraiJv on l el curiM.iii consented tj m" -t her in Ii jnt of the Art Hin d nc at dusk. She nrelend.-d she bad eiuech-d to meet Ilouser. A ifie lariv ap;t-.ii.-. l. lv m d.. tress and h inrv. InsihI m-isted thj( thev o to a rrstv.irant. Tle-rc sh c.infe-.sed ( hi-n li it she w Helen Probvn, a reporter, and hid been assigned ; . j ".Mi ni" on, j .in inai. mmn n.nni, navme, oin linen me pun sin rial lollowe.i ; that alter an interview ul schmitl with one J ihinn Brandt sht had seen a aran n a nemo bank tv i'ii i,ijuu. n i inn Ti'nn ute peej.tai natut..- ot llie j,Mnmint she as sure a wtieme kS linn laid tu net Hie sfcrrt ol (he siknt munjptane t in the Ucr ot thii arnmc, Ii.-smkI went wlh th,- Kid to an underworld tafi-, where ihr had bten directed tn ukt him. Schmitt. Hran-Ji and others with Ihem mana2d to meet Oestaud; they cibtttf while over th.-ir win- iml s lK-u. and th wh.ile pirlv ere leaving a fake fihl 4w iUfcd in which Des-taud wna knocked mtu insfustb.iit He was thrown into a tan. taken to a hotel where m raininn lonnci'.ii-tnem tie heard Hrndl and rranirn disrussins (he imdent X- . Fiuo) thi lomi-iau .n h- itarn tlir Uutli fiMndt Lnhery wr hv forre if necessary, meant to ael the secret o! th- mon iftl-tne. Uesaaud fouithl i his hliertr but was overpowerel Th'fetal rtcteuive a-t atinrte.1 t-v the n- ise ..f t!ie lnil, but ttrandt eiplin.d th.it l)e,-.iiid wji a memht-r ! hn parw an I was tetrirraril cried hv drink. With this etplanation accepted it was pnBSihf tftt Brjfi.1t and h com ji.tni-.n (it Uke flesvaud nut of llie hotel wntwut anv interfeft-m e whatever. After an unnu cesuful attempt to Kain Ihr -.eirels by bribery tesatid was taken o( and put in I UK patag 1 r-ibyn alirr the f afe incident, bt-iamr alarmed at what mii;h1 he happened to Itessaud and had followed to the hotel She was seen hv Ilrandt whj forcefully threw her into the tali The tati wai ihlial, ( the S'tuthrin part of Oh- i ity t.i a fine u! I abandoned rrnJi-nte, ihe caietaer ot win. h was beinf- paid by Brsmlt Here Dessaud fousht aam lor the liberty of Mtss Probvn and himself, but atai m oerp"weri .1 Ruth Mm I'ruli.n and l)e,saud weir now h'-ld prisoners under th- same roof. Brandt again tried t ((et Dvssiud' srcn.'t, but did not succeed. Desiiud was then placed in a ceraeni 9m in the hasemi nt wbuh the ..wm-r the propert; had nne used lo t online his brth'-r a i tim d alcoliolisn Jsf b-fore the d.r.r wis Intked Brandt said: "Mv offer stilt rt-mains " I lev, ami lirRun stvtrm.ti.i srar.h fur some way to pet out, rnt onlv for him-rlf but so he emild aid Miss Probvn. He puhbed the prison cot aside an-1 found a plare in the concrete which hal;a f vt-feil with ct.ith I his opeufd .nt'- a stiilt whi' Ii had et idt-niit been u-ed lot a dumb waiter Cautiously h" mate h way up the shift the kitLhen. tioinj toward the front of the house he disc $mw4 Kr.inren and Su inert, Hie ..r i hy had In en drink nit Hrandt had It-It for ihe t'nncress hotel to net Pesvmd's rrips. franien sent Swsnert d-iwn to Ruard the pnsun and, then courageous by rfuMa) ofd'nk mr1ehwav tn Ms Prnbvn' room I)s-.iul cuu. fn!i.we( Prnbvn S 'tim-cted r'ranen's intentions but was unah'e to make lurn leave her r.om FmaUv when she rot). oat far the d'ior Kianien grabbed her and Hessai:d siians -nt., the r-oms and the struRi-.U- t.eican, in whith Fran en was throw d acainbt a window IrJge and killed Des&aud and Miss Probyn, alarmed ataat tompln ati.in . laused by f'ratuen's death he .-an pUrmtiR at nini' a sv-tema1:c means ol escape. & , In tiri.p.ne about they tJ1iie up.,n tin- budv of a dead man K imiii, .in- uf I e--sa uJ's mechanics. Fvidentlv Rimon had been induced to drink to excess and had died as a result. llrmdt returned before they Rot awat, but by mahinx the,r w.iv cnutio.ilv (hey were able to pain the d'mrwav, rnh to b- n; t h a potirenuin and a plain clothes man. By a clever ruse an) MM Vmlt-n' e I hey were able to f el awav fr- m 'hi m and dash awav in lirmi)''-. tar and eh el si vera! a'ven!u. ei in hu h Miss Probvn showed her no.-d )utcinnt. they ftaillv reached the neighborhood in tne n in, ar i'eci. iieir inev tounn lie ihnr t ' iir.il and Hfuni ar.ll.ts i ari iiain.n ua the m n itlanr in an rfori to fmd out the s-cret -it ils construct! io. wr.h L)e Vigne's belp, Ucbaaud over p. Biand. ro' (mj,s ;,sioj of the mn-iplat;.' and (lew a v. a . o. ft ihe '.ike u tth ft, . J'robn. II N Ki-i...M-hl,...l,-,iI.i.t..m I i:in tn r.til.iti.l." 1 r. p!i I I I ti in l , "m ;i - 1 1 'i-'-wor' liv lti:i lill.i- liv f;il : u i' h ntii' il' 1 1 1 ;i'Imiii'.- iti'lt'I' I li '.iti'. :itii all ctimiir li.ai ipp--i i'- -irnl.e Now i' it i liiim t-v iturt.irtt! tiin K . Ii- i ti to the -!:iillii--- o T I i Miolnt. aid t - I v -IilIiI tin- jar ot th irartH- i w-;rt- trafliiii: a' limh -1 t " " How fa-t . loti-ii iit "' I l.rnt foniar.l atil -! iph'-n 1 i!k in-In at or u it h .Infi'-uh y , unu dlui: io at t,- r.it.- St1 -i Ii; mill- an hour; - vniiv ii tin- u-t hav 'T ilnfii- with lh. tnotor. It I har-l to (all., aii-l i -plailt ayain-t tin- ru-li of mr, l-ut we iiMi. ii In in tni'il iKe .t'n :i-l I think 1 he Itll-I I- ri-luu ale! we -hall -oo!i he alle lo -ee what l lo ti ;.th I l)i.ie -ii," -hi en Mi!. ' I "i" I am a. t Halt v o.. an-1 thi- uiav, -pe.fral linhi i (lere-ltl " She not :iwi-r. rvept lo ilraw Tin eoat lighter, -hritikitit- La-k into j.er -:'. I -taiel .own into the foltU ot apoi , t r v inn lo a --'ire a.y -t 1 1 ! Ii' V W ere !iet i iM I hllitHUi: All at oiiee the -eetin-.l to -It a-lh like two eiirlam- -Ir.iwn l ini-il'h han-l. ami I rouhl w tliroi.ul, 'h- -h.lv W liteilillU open Mil! The l-t a Itf-ail- i!iil. ate! 1 I h 1 r arm atfaih i aiierh . l.iH.k there'" I -ahl l.-Ii't !!:: tiuht worth tip- ilanutr'" en pi I i; i . k Avium, iiii: f 'i "t n 1 wairhr.l h'-r l"'ii-l ("'Tuar-I ami look ilowil, fit fa-'I'iateil l. the Vlen t hits snihlenlv re i ah 1. ;i- d I'e in-tantly fomeihil of (he nre:it heiiiht at v hi'li we -":irel In 'he cleat er llU'llt her ejieek. app- ure.l fhMieil, ami I markeil the firm crip l',r hamU mi ihf rail. W h:iti-T nl f' :r lia'l part ially uniiere. her ilunnn our hunt fimht throueh the lark. IumI apparently vnni-heil in llie itay rif tins fiipn him moment. She fell llie thrill, tin- happim-.-" t air inasterv. the ilrliuhl uf compltTirm cpai'e, of lookiiiK ilown on the htile earth as though she ilwelt in it hmher realm, hip-h jov i lint the tJlft tif all tnortaU - (he we;,k, ami rravi ii of h:rt uii tieer know it hut tn tins n.irl of roura;e ami I'hara'-trr. ll l.ehmge.l us mi inheritance. I fell thai I knew her liriore; now 1 rejoin il in ilif 't tamly of -.mh knnwIe.lK'. tli" vorU of love ireiiihlint: on my lip-. hi jrhime'l :ii.le ttt im'. her eye jiIuwhij!. "It i;f lltileeil nUiriiiils, Muli-ieur' fhe inanauerl to eelaim agrttn-t ih--tush of air. "It if if MmiH-lf wiif ilrawintf aMile ihoe niriaiiiH of foK see, awav nut yoinler!" 1 wmt myself euihralh-.l hy thi ejifi'tnelc nazinu where sin- poinieil throujfh the wiiletiiiiK nft, y t n;vrr form-tliil of inv "liny, or of the Hail h: Mlt ii a- I ie iloii'N ahoxe th I ran ', never I" ton- lllto!) It-. 11 tielow raft iin-ler Mow ti altion; l.vr fi-l-l- - Ii'l anv m' i to i qu.,1 tl.at whn h v.a- now ieial .l -o a'iea.ite.1. -,i i-onihiiie.l of liiauiy .-ti'l i:rau-li nr. -n yoriie'tn- in i o..j it,i! 1 eolll-l Imi tae l , reM-r-ni ly, nr. i vi'- waieh t'iiiK from ohji t-t to oi- je.-1 III the e er- halil!ltlli pa teTa lti'1 , hu-hi-l into -t'l-e.-hh ! ave ot the -uhlnnitv of the V;.-l ene. We were -o lltlh', -o 1 1 1 -1 lit i it tea li' , hovi-riiit! a iiere pe.-k in 'he -ky, hi-ih ahove thi- mat'.eloiH t rali-Ioi mat-on, this tiew rcMalitii-nt ol nature. The erv oll'i'pt .!ae. I he tllltlll, i veti a- it -eut the hot l,ooil hapint; throiltih 'he Vetti Mow rati I leMe. 'h.4t piet lire til the uiiaUlttalmn of o'her-'' I rati -e.-It et, not II) ilefall. I)U( Hi -t tl pen-h-lH wle-Ie. Vet Won!- ',re i-e,.,i, roh'rh--, inane. a I --ek tlieni in (he voiahulaiy of men They o not pnt un-. or r-lh't what the ee -aw HenW Were 1 he mi-i v loii'l- of earl tiiiirtiinu Infte.l -lowl a-Utl'ler. hllli'Vltlkl like Lirva' w:f.e- of -moke a- t h V -wept lo tn.r:li atel -nti'h. wlnle throiiuli lieir th i i v w h: t-ne- l"t Ii-- nol-li ii re'l r.iv- of the -Ull rhroULlli 'III- Wl'letl 1 1 i ti n-l.t in tin nirtain ya'-'l 'lnuil Ohio the re-'Ie-- W.i'ee. of Lake Mk'Ihlmh. t'lui- ami green, ev-.pi for tin- ereatirnu of P'-'' I w:ii'-, hut III tin- th-tarii-e -parkhnii w n I. ni ri:t-l olor- a- t he moi iiini! huh' aei o--. t heir -urfai e, t inui'inu erim-oti ami ilohl. r ;iti l tiehinu awav finally in'o ill gey. Thi- not of tint- inleriiniich'l 'ii lal ing profu-ioii, failing i ut. or In .iihienimr with every in-taut, yel evi r eir hng to ti w i-h-r (ionnil. N"t foi a tuoinent itxl they appear (lie -am.- Il-re ami there III that wile epan-e of -a Were Ve"el- liu-re toy hoat- at that li--latiee - -nine of thelll -hapeh - hloM on the ilazlmg siirfai-e. o' her-, out hiic.l in clear perspective, with mm their tapering mats Mlhouetie.l in the hnght lighi. :ml volutin- of hlack sin-ke haiiuum in cloinl-i ahove t heir Mack. To nori It ami -out h ami W (-1 all w fis water, n-si less, heaviim, churnc'l into cn-ti'. waves hv some wiml of th pa.-t mghl wlneh h.ol cease. I wilhthe.lawn Hut totheeasl -tretchnl a fai-awav -horc-lim. a hhiich ol ilark hlue. so ilnnly revealcl as to he shape ler-s; sotiiethimz to he iiniigmcil ratln-r than Ahovt' all we flew, denv- inn the air like Home gigantic liinl, our propeller whirling wnh steu.ly insist eine, the iimior harely amlihir ahov ihe ru-h of the win. I, the great rinhlc-r a-tiTii moving gciith to the pressuro of my oof, ami the wnh-sprea.l wings motionless. Sirappeil securely to our seats. aWeil hy the Wdtelrnil speelacle (hus ouisprea.l heneath, nil fear han islie.l, we si ami ilown through the silence, unahle to filial wonU worlhy of utterance. J re.all ela-pmg her ph.y.-.l it villi purple, unre-i-iing haml in mine. :n.l -aw the .-il'l'hu ipie-f totting glitire .if her l' e as -he litte-l her h a l 'o ga a-lle to llie. hill tielther -poke. klloW not how long it was we -a' there, hut -h.wlv I he glow of hghi, with all its kah'io-ei,pi- i-olor-, !) tple.l into a elloV slitiii. as though 'he sea Was gohl. an-l the SWlfl flight of the mono plane ha-l -o rclil'-e'l ilte .li-iati'e that lll eve- eouhl ih'leet t (,e irregtlhll'lt les of the Mn-hl-latl shore, . o'lhl even ili-'ingui-h the ghnt ot - at.. I. 'he .lark outline of tree- fringing the e.lge of th Muff. With perfect control 1 "hanke 1" ' he ttl.-ehltie ill W pe rilllr, -low 111 the motor for .-at'e'v. ami hea'h-.l ilue north, -kirfinii tin- -l.oie ion far out to h. ea-ll .-eell. Vet -ul f --. lit I V elu-e -o a- t.. en ,Me H- to -T-l lv l format ion. Slight ly ah. al w a- an iml.-n'at ion. ami out jutt ing pier-, on one of whnh -( I a hgh'-hoii-e, lazling white. Mevntni, uinh-r tin sha-toW of the hlu'ff, appeared the h.-h hlllg Mtlokc -I a' ks of a cit v. Half .otnea!--.! hy the frmmlly fo,s of a gra v cloinl w e w ept pa.-t . I he motor increasing its ,-ih-n' -troke, a- I grte it more power Through t he ehni'l rill-, as soon a the inom'pl.inr lta-1 settle. 1 on It- Hew eotir-e. I pollite-l out t he ili.i atit low ii to her. " What eity i it .' I .i you Inow . Mon-n ui '.' ' iier v.n e a nlver t hrea-l of soiiml. " I can only gm-- hv icfi-retn c to the map ami imlu-ator." I replie.), "for 1 know nothing of tlie-e .-holes. I liopnl you might r gnize une'hing familiar. nil have ero-se.l the lake'.'" ' tificn. hut if all looks strange from tt here." She grize.l tarue-i ly at t he swifi ly vanishing hai hor. " It is not (Iran i Haven 1 am sure; the long pier a nil lighi hou-e remiml me of Muskegon, ami that leep imh-ntaiioii in the roast ; vet -urely we cannot have I ravch-'l so far-.' " How far"" ' Mire than u humlreil miles a- I reincinher. 1( may he in. ire " I Inughc.l. with my eye- on the speci imheator. "Then ii i- nut so impossihle. flo not realize mir spceil. heeail-e tin-re are mi mo' i.uiless ohjects along t he way. The .-ting of the air alone gives hi i he -ense of million, ami we have been Hying with the wiml. fan yon eee llie gauge, M aileinoiselle'.' N"t Well it registers a mile over sixty miles, ami we have hren in the air two hours, tlymg steu.lily, with scarcely a variation of the enmpa-1. The only t line I have been compi llc'l to hhivv (lo..n was when we took t he dip ami Were obliged In circle upward. The delay I hen w as very brief. it would be my impre nm t he town yonder was M r-kegoii : at lea-t I have determined tn uci upon that belief," She turned and faced me, sitting back ill In r seat. " Von think of going a-inm landing? Is that it. Moh-ietir'.1 "I ioui my map there t- tin I 4ltt pla.-e, or one wh're wr are le.-s idy In lie oit-erve'i. M'.', M if lininl-. Wt"im In-re i- what ymi e.-,ll a eountv; :ta 1 tint right '.' named b-eana. Tficr.Jire woods here all along the elmre, frith oiity a few small tow ns farther tmek on a railroad that run- south to Iiu kegon Hut tin-re are elrarlgC in behind ihe bluff-, where we rail CfHA (low ii in safety. ho w ill k fT maybe a few farmers. They VajriU -ulieet mitluiiLr, and, for a few d'.tWi. will help -tore away the nmnopl lint they Will heal be in the paper.-." " No; wliy should reporter ye-; hut n ami for thai P-.i-.m I ' 'oti hinughi me to -title the pres-7" " I.et us imagine so. I W oiild eolisid appeared; no on Htan It. and th... a' the hangar. Hramlt dart id mav be tru-te 1 to rf.i-h the -torv Will Voll a nr knWB, iie " r ie along for itT ft.: o. It is the ntmilt We have difl knows how i nept t her men w mi n",' tell, hi- Bwa. h.-tr onlv de-ire will be tn kei ti out of -iht while the police iuvc-tfWate tin- death of H ittiou. Moreover there are two great nations aninii tnjhavra) thi- aiTaii kepi -ecret flermanvTand 1 ranee, I ie Vigtie w ill t-plail -to my i '.m-ul. and Hrandt w ill rwport ' tn hi- mb.(--::.nr. Ihitl), tin lotlbt k now i he t nil !i. already, and 4tftT blocked all inquiry." "Hut Mou.ieur. you forget Sidunittt and ( In- police'.' " ' . "The one dare not tell, ahef.' the other po-M'.--es only a su-.ieion;' frith (Im .is:)ppearance' of Hrandt fthty w ill hav e no wit m-ss. ( km.w- how then- aO'air- are kept dark in I grope, Madeinoi-elle, and. without doubt the ineiho.l.- are pur.-m-d here in America when ncea.-ion arises If we had Act ually been place. I uii ler aireri- the detention would have been oitlyjtem pnrary." " ; "The witnesses would havef. die appeared,.,M "Vi"; and ither means reported to efTect ually to huh t he mattery up. Hran It c:dli. in the police forV two reason- to divert .-u-picion '-from him-ef. ami tn get me safelv otlt of his w ay Hul lie is loo -nn-wd a lasi-al to ever permit a trial - to do 'so would uncover the whole spy -yetem of I jirope." v , "Then you are not afraid, Moil letir? You knew t he arre,-i w is all a hlllM ' lhat vnit eould have talren ft tram fmm ihe riiv.'" ,-1, ' 1 have mil said all that. 4 had performed ad- vv Inch w arrauie L OUT ane-t. Heyiiml dnilbt the poheeWere seeking U-. et. as Vull sav, 1 W not afraid of the tinal' fr-ult . 1 ehose ihi-" means of e-.-ape because itt JftW." "tf me! To protect me, you meaalt v will miasm rne at ilte la vlll de-Invest-cingol ueccg ..1 Hi-rhirt Flli-. Others Mr mid Mrs. T. L Courtney and to when the not'd wotiUI wil the tn Uirgt'l; educa rprlscB iiilipor tie till) lieTfToITtest.