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K..roiirv tho stoical Lamar lost his
Kit tod's snko, how did it happen?"
In a ln.ll.w voice Maxey niude the re-
TlwT wii ahmo.
Tin- 1'hynietnii was speechless. Maxey
t!i.,uuiit him Iiorrilttwl. On tin-contrary,
hi' v ik nmiurod. When ho found his
r,.iiv wain, there was bat a staple word
in hi vx-ahnl:inr equal to the kituation,
and h- ii'tind it:
M it t did tint heed him, but went on
in a li"P 1'!" tono:
It Mint my fault, of conrxo, entirely
ivy f.mlt. I allowed myself to bo led by
li, r j'irli-.Ii whim when I oupht to have
ln.U.il the niiitUr entirely in the face
iiml nw.-rt.-d my own will. I ought to
li.'w- take n your advice, Lamar. Yon
knew i yon foretold it alL You
lr. Lamar iiitwrnptcd him.
Not of any iueh ocrurrence as this
!:. Never. Ihi you nican to tell nie
tluit von tliink the patient tightened that
liiitidkerehief around your sister's
I Ml you." Mid Maxey, "I left
th. in aluiie alMolutely alone. When I
en in.' luii k the d.Hir van locked."
":i the inside?"
"i n the inside."
Imiar swept a bewildered plancc
a'-.ut the apartment, stared at the pale
f.i u:i ilia IkkI in the alcove room, at
tin hwollen features liehind tho torn
I'.r.o.n-ry, at the professionally anxious
vi a .-e oi mo r.nrse, wno was moving
i.K.: ln'twi'eu the two. Ho looked at
th- lines at the windows at the chim
in r phiv. lie Btojipod from tho corner
v h re he had lwen talking with Maxey
I' tlie cater table and began very care
fully tn pot his surgical instruments
Uv k into the case from which he had
1:,-' r -muved them. When he had com-ji'.-t-d
this task, ho closed tho box with
a l'-n snap, and turning to the artist
with the positive energy of a man who
In- thoroughly made np his mind said:
"JIwi'T. voa are crazvl"
His emphatic manner ronr-cd tho
r ni:g man from his stupor. From the
ui'Hiieiit when he heard the key fall from
' il.ui on the inside of the door as he
triil to ojien it everything had seemed
t him like the illogical, haphazard hap
p'titiign of a dream. If ho had acted
n ifh promptness and vigor in the etner
p ini', he had done so mechanically, in
a Mrt of instinctive fashion, without ro-flu-tinn.
After assistance had arrived
ami tfic imni'.'diate excitement was over
lir wvut alxmt in a daze. The physician's
!::;rj' t ue made him start. Ho lifted his
fvi - from the floor, unclasped his hands,
aiiirh had btxjn folded behind his back,
end pasxr-d his palm over his throbbing
"I lielieve you aro more than half
tiht, ' ' he murmured. "Tho blow was bo
tudden and unexpected that it crushed
tii'. Lamar, you have always boon the
! f of friends Wo were boys together.
1 kii"W yon wouldn't deceive mo about a
luarti r of this kind. Tell mo tlu truth
uronee. You have grave turn fur El
l.rf "No, I haven't," returned Lamar
finn l-.'.y. "I have no ft airs at all. She
! herself again with proper Mire in
tlir' days. Don't imagine from that
th. re has Ihi'Ii no danger. It was a ter
ribly narrow escajte, a terrtbly narrow
"Kvape from what, from whom? Yoa
Mid jut now that I was cray, Lant'ir,
l'au; I gave utterance to what seemed
t' me the only possible snsiiicion a man
' "fM entertain. I come homo, liud them
ali mi-, mid I infer that tho poor, irnt-
MniiniliU' cre-.itnre had imleed fulfilliti
your timlietiou and brought terrible
trouble niH.nus. And now yon say"
"ImiKisHiblc." tho physician inter-
"Ann- tte did not do it?"
"Annette could not hnve done it"
5Iut y m cmed electrified. He Blancod"
iirnmi'l the room with an air of suspicion
mid excitement. Then with characteris
tic impulsiveness he seized his hat and
Lamar, who had been watching him
v- it h a look of grave concern in hid hand
some f attires, laid his hand gently on
"What are yon going to do?"
"Io I am going to tho police. I am
Piiig to have this matter investigated
at niiec. 1"
lie stopped short, amazed by tho ex-
ppfsiou which ho saw in the physician's
"No, Julian Maxey, not if I can pre
The serious, earnest gravity, tho utter
'oli innify of Dr. Lamar's speech and
maimer, frightened the artist.
"What is it, Lamar? For heaven's
Hike, what aro yoa thinking about?"
"I cannot toll yoa here. Let me see
you in private."
A l.ervous trembling took Maxey all
at once. Ho did not know why. He led
the way to the front of the house. There
v im a dim light in the parlor. Maxey
did not turn it up. He sat down close
l-id the physician on a sofa. Lamar
did not seem to see hia way clearly to
v liat he wanted to say, and after a mo
limit's silence Maxey spoke np excitedly:
"There's something on your mtnd.
Lamar; I know it There is something
which yoa know and I don't know, so
en ms that yoa hesitate to toll me of It "
"No," mid t ..n gravely. "I know
'thing which yon do not know much.
less, in fact than vou onirht to tnnw i
only desire that yoa shall stop to think
before you act Yoa have not told me
Oood heavens, how am I to tell von
everything? We must question Ellen."
i nau ratner not question Ellen. "
Maxey was silent from astonishment
"My dear bov." said tb nliTvint.it in
a low and not wholly steady voice, "are
yon sure your sister has been entirely
uufipy vi larc:
"I am quite sure she has not!" cried
"Do yon know what troubled her?"
Maxey did not answer, but he became
scarlet to the root of his hair. The light
was dim, but tho change in the artist's
manner did not escape the observant
physician. Dr. Lamar became slightly
"I beg your pardon if in my anxiety
for your welfare I havo touched on a
"It is nothing to be ashamed of,"
blurted out Maxey, "but it is her own
secret, and I have no right to mention
it She Sas never whispered a word to
me. But I am not blind. "
"Don't betray her, I beg of yon," said
the physician earnestly, "but when she
recovers, if you have any power to re
move the cause of her unhappiuess, do
so. I say this in all earnestness. ' She
must not be allowed to brood. "
Maxey suddenly arose. For the first
timo tho nature of his friend's suspicion
dawned upon him.
"You believe this was my sister's I
own act?" he exclaimed in an unnatural
ly calm vofee.
"Sho wore tho handkerchief about
her neck. I noticed it there this after
"She did!" cried Masey, losing his
calmness all at once. "She did, but
don't you flatter yourself, Lamar, that
the unhappiuess I spoke of was of suffi
cient strength to induce the poor girl to
tako her own life. Not a bit of it, sir.
Not in the least 1 Preposterous! It would
have urged her rather to liva The idea!
Why, there isn't a naturallv more cheer
ful and contented person alive than my
sister Ellen. Kill herself? I guess notl
One of these days, Lamar, you'll see
what a fool you've made of yourself. Is
this your ground for believing Annette
incapable? Eustace, if I am crazy, you're
a raving maniac.
The artist was pacing the floor excit
edly and spoke as if he was addressing
"Don't talk so loud," said Lamar, a
little impatiently. "Yon know I am tho
last man in the world to wish to believe
this theory. You know I would never
mention it to any other than yourself.
Nothing but a sense of duty and personal
friendship would induce me to epc&k of
it now. If it is true, it is necessarv that
m shonld be warned. If it is not true.
yoa will forgive me for speaking of it
xou believe, Maxey, that the imbecile
pulled the ends of tho handkerchief your
sister wore. Did the imbecile also lock
Maxey stopped as abruptly in his walk
as if he had suddenly encountered a
walk Thero was complete silence for
full a minute, and then the artist spoke
in a different tone.
"I am acting like a lunatic," he said
quietly. "I have too little system. 1
only take in half tho situation and ig
nore tho other hall There is a signifi
cance in that locked door, quito other
perhaps than I had imagined. We each
jumped to a conclusion. We undoubted
ly are both wrong. Lamar, I am going
to search the house, will you come
His manner was bo much more calm
than it had been that Dr. Lamar felt re
lieved of a great responsibility.
"You have recovered yourself, Max
ey," ho said. "Don't loso your head
again at tho first new turn in affairs.
Maxey accepted the rebuke quietly.
"You arc right Eustace. I do lose my
head too easily. But I have recovered
myself now. Mcanwhilo I am afraid we
have lost very valuable time."
Dr. Lamar arose with a new light in
"Then you think"
"That somebody may have been here
in my absence."
This seemed a positively luminous
idea to the physician. Bad as tho alter-
native was, under the circumstances
both men would be glad to accept it
Nevertheless Lamar said doubtinglyt
"Do you Buspect anybody?"
"Is there any possible motive?"
"To kill my sister? In God's name.
how could there be?" "
"What enemies have yon?"
"None, thank God!"
Lamar sighed. After alL was there
much plausibility in tho artist's sugges
tion? All at once he turned upon his
friend with a new question:
'Maxey, are you sure you have not
"I was thinking of that very thing
mvsclf. I have not missed anything.
but I have been very much excited, and
nossiblv Dossiblv. Lamar, I see it au.
We went out, and . the thief who had
hnen watehins his chance crept in. All
was dark here, and while he was search
ing for valuables he alarmed Ellen, who
was asleep on the bed. She thought per
haps it was myself returning and called
to him. To save himself he sprang upon
her and choked her. When she became
motionless, he ran and locked the door.
perhaps to make sure of not being inter
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THE AltGUB, 8ATUKPAY SEPTEMBER 1.1C34. ; g
rupted, or, better still, because he fteara
me coming and was afraid. He then con
cealed himself in one of the rooms, per
haps in the very place where we are
standing. He waited till he heard me
come in or till a suitable opportunity
presented itself, crept through the two
rooms to the door and got away unno
ticed." "Well done, Maxey!" cried Lamar,
with something approaching enthusi
asm. "Yoa have devised at last a plausi
He stopped abruptly, with an expres
sion of doubt His eyes rested on the
door, which closed immediately between
the front parlor and the outer corridor.
"The obvious objection to your the
ory is that the supposed thief might
have escaped through this door by sim
ply turning the key in the lock. It was
locked on the inside, was it not?"
"It was and is and will remain sc
until I get the leisure to bring a lock
smith here to fix it I twisted the key
off in the lock the other day and nothing
wilhdislodge the stump. "
Nevertheless Maxey tried tho door. It
was securely fast
This being the only means of getting
into tho outer hall, except by the door
which led from the little vestibule be
longing to tho suit, a passageway ex
tending the width of Miss Maxey 's sleep
ing chamber and connecting the large
rear room with the back parlor, Maxey
naturally saw no objection to his theory
so far. Out of this private hall were
three doors besides the outer door one
opening at one end into the sitting room,
another at the other extremity into the
rear parlor, and tho third at tho back
into Miss Maxey's chamber. It would
have been easy for tho intruder, with
this amplo provision for his purpose, to
nave escaped observation until a suita
ble opportunity presented for his safe es
cape from the suit
Maxey began his search of the prem
ises by looking under a sofa and behind
a bookcase. From this thorough begin
ning he went on in a most careful and
methodical manner, peeping into closets,
opening drawers to ascertain whether
their contents had been disturbed and
leaving no spot unvisited, the position of
no carelessly thrown aside article un
explained. The search was fruitless.
Not an atom of evidence to substantiate
tho theory advanced by Maxey could be
discovered. Both men were disappointed
and thoughtful when thetonr of inves
tigation was finished.
They stood at last before the crate in
the room, with the nurse and the two
sufferers warming their hands. Once in
awhile Maxey's troubled gaze sought
ut. Lamar's face, but the physician's
glance was downward and his brow con
tracted Lamar tapped his foot moodily against
ino lender ana 6ecmed wrapped in a
brown study. Maxey longed for some
word of encouragement or comfort from
his friend, the physician. He had the
greatest confidence in Dr. Lamar's care
fully considered opinions, but this time
the physician did not seem to have any
opinion to offer.
Suddenly Lamar's attention was
caught by an object lying on the hearth
stone. He stooped and picked it up.
Have you been burning paper, Max
"No," returned Maxey quickly. "I
"What is that?"
Maxey took from his hand the corner
of a newspaper with a charred edge. He
scrutinized it suspiciously. Ordinarily
he would have thrown such an object
aside contemptuously. In the present
emergency he would have examined a
pin if Lamar had handed it to him.
"Have you burned any paper in this
grate, Mrs. Davis?" asked Maxey of the
nurse. "Think before yoa speak. It
may bo a very important matter. "
"I have not had any paper in my
hand since I have been here. That's
"There has been a very large piece of
paper burned here," said Lamar in a
whisper. "See there, and -there! The
black ashes are all about "
The physician stamped his foot near
the grate, and the little breath of air
caused by the concussion made a rustle
of light burned paper on tho floor.
"It is the newspaper containing the
story of our finding Annette!" exclaimed
the artist with growing suspicion, "a
. -' 1 l: I
paper which I was very anxious to keep.
and which Ellen was quite as particular
about I left it here on the table. What
do yon make of it, Lamar? What would
you do?" '
"I confess I am in the dark. But I
am very certain yoa want to save that
scrap of paper and to keep the event in
mind. If not now, the day may come
when it will supply a most important
evidence. - As for now, I would suggest
that yoa question the people in the
Maxey proceeded at once to act upon
the suggestion. The physician, after
stopping a moment to examine his pa
tient, pat on his hat and followed him.
The occupants of the floor below had
heard nothing and seen nothing, but
Maxey persisted with the determination
of despair. He found the Janitor at the
foot of the stairs.
"My good man," he said to him, "do
yoa recall seeing me go out with my
inend. the doctor, here, just after darr '
"I doy suf, very Weil, sir."
"It to very important (hat yon should
not give a hasty answer to the question
I am going to ask yoa very important,
for a failure in your recollection may
get us all into trouble. " -
I hope, Mr. Maxey. there is notbJns
serious in the matter. "
Your hopes are vain then. There is
something very serious the matter. Did
you see anybody about the hall after my
aeparrare.' , .
"You are sure?"
"I am, because, yon Bee, I was going
down cellar at the time to look after
the furnaces, and I staid below there
for an hour. No, air. I am sorry I can't
help you, but I haven't eeen anybody.
That's the fact of it sir. I'd have re
membered it if 1 had. I don't forget
easy, even little tnflea like that Now,
there was a. friend of yours here this
morning asking after yon, and I could re
peat the whole circumstances. ' '
"Repeat them, please," said Maxey
"The man came here to the foot of the
stairs. 'It's too much trouble to go up, '
he said, 'but have yon seen my friend
Mr. Maxey today? 'I have, I said. 'How
is ho looking?' was his next question.
Looking fine, sir, says L 'And that in
valid of his that girl they found on the
rocks how is she coming on?' "
At this point the janitor's face be
came troubled, and ho looked a little
"Well, " said Maxey, ."that's very im
portant What was your answer. Tell
"Maybe I told him more than I had
any right to tell, but the fact is, sir, I
was in a hurry and wanted to be rid of
him. Says L 'Oh, she's all right 'All
right?' he says. 'What do yon mean? 'I
mean they're doctoring her np, ' I says
'and they'll soon have her out of it ' I
thought he looked somewhat astonished,
and I said to him, 'if yon want to know
any particulars yon'd better go right np
and see the gentleman himself, sir, ' I
said. 'Some other time,' he remarked
and turned square around and walked
Maxey and Lamar looked at each
other. Thero was an interrogation in
"Did you ever see this lazy friend of
mine before?" questioned Maxey.
"Only once, sir. That's how I knew
when I saw him he was a irieud of yours.
He came day before yesterday and'asked
me the same questions. "
"And wouldn't go up?"
"Ho was averse to climbing, sir."
"Can yon describe him?"
"Well, he was a man, I should say,
about 40, with small eyes near together.
bushy eyebrows smooth face and a hook
nose. He wore a handsome pin in his
shirt front I don't know as I can say
lnncn more dennite.
"This means something," cried Max
ey, with a touch of his former excite
ment as they remounted the stairs.
"And to think that our hands are tied!
If only I might ask Ellen two little
Lamar made no reply to this but as
soon us he reached the room he went to
the bedside, felt the patient's pulse and
exchanged a lew words with the nurse.
illen lay with her face swollen, her
throat well bandaged, breathing with
great pain and difficulty. The physician
turned from an earnest scrutiny of her
face to the artist The emergency seemed
so grave to him that ho resolved to per
mit a matter which ordinarily he would
have been too cautious to countenance.
"You may ask her just one question. '
Maxey threw himself on a knee beside
the bed and put back the hair from his
Bister s forehead with a tremulous hand.
"Ellen! Ellen!" he murmured.
A slight motion of the head indicated
that she heard him.
"Don't try to turn your head, dear.
Don't exert yourself to answer me, but
tell me, if you can, who did it?"
The head nodded slightly in tho nega
tive, and the lips made au unsuccessful
attempt to frame an answer.
"Think, Ellen! Did yon turn the key
in the door?"
Again the negative motion of the
head. Again the lips moved. Maxey put
his ear close down and caught the pain
fully whispered words:
'I don t know I was asleep I
heard Annette cry and then I felt
myself grow faint"
"There, there!" cried Maxey, starting
up. Yon havo told me enough, dear.
Don't try to talk any more. Lamar, 1
tell you there is something wrong here.
This must be placed in the hands of the
police. Unless my instinct deceives me
this dastardly attack on my poor sister
is intimately connected with the matter
that kept us waiting that cold night on
the sea road.
Maxey had passed from the bedside and
drew Lamar into a corner near the win
dow, a window that looked out over the
dark, lonesome river. Tho black tide
flowed on silently beneath tho thicken
ing ice. A chill gust of wind from the
sea passed the house with a rush. The
windows rattled ominously in the sash.
I he artist started.
"How searching the wind is tonight
Ah, here is the mischief! The sash is not
shut tightly at the bottom."
Abstractedly he closed and locked the
window and came away.
"Yes, yes " he muttered. "It is better
to go to the police at once."
' Not to the police, good Maxey, not to
the tardy officers of a human justice
not in that direction lies the thing of
which you are in search, but down there
down there where the lonesome river
flows silently beneath the thickening
ice and all is cold and dark.
It seemed indeed that the artist'
prediction that the mystery of the
road would remain a mystery forever
was destined to be fulfilled. The day
came and went, and there were no de
velopments to encourage a faltering and
disgusted police. It was the more strange
because a lull description ox poor An
nette had been published in ail the pa
pers, and there had been a deal of in
tveftin tb matter. BuiiwUig interest
to be kept alive must be fed, and one
morning the city editors of the several
dailies awoke to find a choice collection
of new material for interesting reading
and straightway pigeonholed the old
till duller times. And bo the poor crea
ture with the wounded intellect was for
gotten. A very rich man had suddenly and com
pletely disappeared under circumstances
so auspicious as to warrant the most
shocking speculations. And the newspa
pers did not spare their readers' feel
ings. The reason was simply that the
newspapers had learned from long expe
rience that their readers did not desire
to be spared in fact would be rather
inclined to resent any such forethought
on the part of the newagatherers. Fur
this and the other good reason that the
supplemental mystery of the assault on
Ellen Maxey never got into print at all
the matter dropped. - '
And so Maxey's great doable mystery
remained in spite of hia almost frantic
attempts to dispel it No new clews ap
peared, and the old ones, like the foot
steps in tho field at Somerset, led no
where. The police were discouraged, and
even Dr. Lamar gave it as his opinion
that time spent in looking into this mat
ter was time wasted.
Miss Maxey fulfilled the physician's
predictions by getting well in a few
days but the poor, frightened face that
looked forth from the pillows in the lit
tle alcove room was as pale and pitiful as
ever. The experiments with music, as a
power for good, which promised so
much in the beginning, justified Dr.
Lamar's forebodings in the end. Never
after that first day were tho emotions
aroused in the patient of sufficient
strength to cause her to lose conscious
ness. Music always attracted her, inter
ested her, -even drove off for a time that
monotonous motion of the hands which
seemed so dreadful to the strong, healthy
people about her, but it left no perma
nent impression. It was not progressive.
It was not an educator. Alas for honest
Julian's simple and beautiful idea of
bringing her back to her lost world!
The thought was too poetic for reality.
In vain did pretty Ellen Maxey sing her
sweetest songs. The wan face still turned
with the same mute terror upon her sur
roundings. The eyes never ceased tho
restless search for the horror that did not
come, and the small, white hands con
tinued to clasp and unclasp themselves
as of old.
But one day there was a change in the
symptoms. A peculiar spasmodic action
of the muscles of the face and limbs be
gan to manfest itself. When Dr. Lamar
saw this his face lighted np with a sud
For a long time ho had been very
grave. lie had gone about in a continual
abstraction and had even been occasion
ally seen with Lis umbrella under his
arm in fine weather, an unmistakable
indication that he was becoming absent
minded. Never before had he met with
a case which baffled him so persistently
as this. From the hour when he knelt
beside her in the snow by the sea road
aud had given his opinion that it was
very serious matter" the patient had
never been wholly ont of his mind.
It made him angry to think that the
information contained in this first state
ment of his impressions of the case as
he bent over Ellen Maxey's shoulder
and saw the white face looking up by
the light of the lantern was about tho
sum and substance of all ho had been
able to learn since, but such was the
fact What more could he say with anv
certainty today than this? To be sure,
it had puzzled older men than he. but
, , ., . m.
r . -ne?raTiTrne0DSTacle8mpilaHons of 60 years ago, bat so
tho more determined hn tmexmn tnnm-. . . . . . . - r
"Either I will be the death of this
problem or it will be the death of me,"
he said to himself, and with this con
viction he had set to wori. to save his
own life. He saw the natienr. an nttem
that ho photographed every look and '
motion she was accustomed to mako
upon nis nana, ssoi me movement or a
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Just as Maxey treasured no every '
scrap of evidence which promised to
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riHimm xvViiK nrmnisiwl ',.
throw any light on the great double
mystery which entirely nonplused the
police, so the physician, constituting
himself a medical detective, looked upon
the various symptoms of the girl's con-
dition as so many clews to the great ;
pathological mystery which was baffling
him. During the weeks following the
discovery of Annette he reread almost
uis entire library on brain diseases. Aft
erward ho borrowed from a friend.
One night he came across a passage
which startled him. It was the particu
lar statement of the symptoms of a pa
tient in a German hospital who died
with a strange malady that completely
mystified the physicians. The result of
the post mortem examination appended
showed that the secret cause of his death
was a cerebral complication, the chief
factor in which was a tumor in the
brain. A footnote suggested that this
abnormal growth had probably been
caused by a falL
Perhaps it -was because he watched
with a new idea in his mind, but it was
the very next day, when Lamar renewed
his observations at the bedside of the pa
tient in Ballavoinc place, that he detect
ed the spasmodic symptoms for the first
time. The result was that he became
convinced. He could scarcely conceal his
delight when he came to take his depar
ture. Mi as Maxey was a quick reader of
faces, and of his face in particular. She
stopied him at the door and said shyly,
"Yon have some good news for m.
bat yoa are so afraid that we shall be
disappointed that yoa hesitate to tell it?"
"No," said Lamar, "bat I think I
have located her disorder. However, I
am not an authority in this matter. I
shall bring some friends here, with yoor
leave, this afternoon."
He smiled so pleasantly to fciif
that Ellen was delighted.
. ''barely, if this be true, yon will know
Just what to do td core her?"
"Cans? I said nothing about earing.
No. It is necessarily fatal in its re
sults." She flashed one look of horror and in
dignation into his face and turned away
without a word. Poor Dr. Lamar forgot
to smilo no his way to the street Bat
moment before he had felt a glow of pro
fessional pride in what be ventured to
hope was the success of a daring diag
nosis. As he emerged into the sunlight
an intimate friend might have thought
from his crestfallen expression, that he
had met with a severe defeat
However, this did not prevent him
from calling on some of his fellow phy
sicians and that afternoon a council of
grave and dignified men stood around
tho bedside of poor Annette. If it had
cost the artist anything, that little con
sultation in the back sitting room would
have proved an expensive luxury. But
fortunately fur him Dr. Lamar was his
friend, and there was sufficient interest
in the case to make these wise and high
ly paid individuals in black coats think
it worth their while to have a hand in
it for their own information.
While they were present the artist
and his sister were excluded from the
room. When the meeting was over, La
mar called them in. They found the
physician rubbing his hands in a state
of unmistakable elation. In fact; his
spirits were so high that they somewhat
obscured his vision. He did not seem to
notice Miss Maxey's presence, and when
Julian asked him how the case stood ho
burst out with an enthusiasm which
would have done credit to the artist
"I was right! Iwasright! They have
agreed with me exactly!"
Miss Maxey suddenly burst into tears
and left tho room.
"She is overjoyed!" cried Maxey.
"Unfortunately, no," said the phy
sician, biting his lip in vexation. "I
ought to have known better. I told her
"lwa right! IwurlghV
this morning that if my diagnosis
correct the disease was necessarily fataL
Yon must tell her, Maxey, that I made
a mistake. I thought so at the time, but
I find I was mistaken. There is one
chance in a thousand that by submitting
to a dangerous operation which will be
very likely to either kill or core her the
patient will recover. Without that oper
ation she is doomed to suffering and
"What an alternative!" cried Maxey,
"I am sorry it is not in my power to
offer yon a better one, bat in the present
state of science I cannot There is a re
lentless substance, no bigger than the
end of my little finger, remorselessly
eating its way into her brain. If it is al
lowed to goon unchecked, it will do its
fatal work. The only way to check it is
to remove it That is a rare and danger
mi ftrmriniMil vkinl M.J 1 J I
ta oW xk8, such as Sir Astlev Cooper's
rarely resorted to in practice that I did
not know until today it was successful
ly accomplished very recently in Eng
land. Titers is scarcely a precedent to
that open i ion. N ow yoa understand the
case. It remains for yoa to say whether
the patient shall go to the hospital and
or remain here and
oianou, a sucoesEiui,
restore her to her mind and memory?"
questioned Aiaxcy eagerly.
It docs not follow at all The very
I matter that has confused and baffled all
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ity of the symptoms. Beside the epilepti
form symptoms arising from the tumor,
which, by tho way. must have been well
along in its dangerous work before the
accident at the beach road, there are the
psychical results of a carious mental
disturbance. Perhaps the mental trou
ble was the consequence of the fright
and would nave been soon conquered but
for the work of tho tumor. All this is
conjecture. - The possible result remains
to be Been. Shall I go on or not?"
Two hours later Maxey gave his reply:
(To be eontinaet.)
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