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Of Lynns BY SI R J WALTER DESVMT folunteVred their Telp 'went out liufo the town to make Inquiries. In n few" duutes they begau to re turn. , It was ascertain til that Tom ICJsIng not nt hh lodging, nor was be at the Uose tavern, nor could b le found nt any of the taverns used by gentlemen. This strengthened the sus picion against him. Then one remem bered the fctrnng words of the early morning lit which Torn Ulsing ha.l T ! promN.c1 friends that he would be- Oivtfjht. Jmo, Lj Sir Wa'.Lcr ',-uit. fi J fur" ttH '"'t ,1;1' V;'i thine le the rlch- i ! oM man- in the count V rich luiij'-I 000$OOtOOOOO4OOK)6 I t flay with then, until" ho Lad stripped every mai as b;ire an Adam. Those l(T)Ti.Nurij. llwor-h who taken as mere drunken ".'.fully," he WtUT. Verne .Iowa quick. 1 ravings. Hat now th. y seemed to have Tlere Is Just time. Let v. have ; h!i-l u laeanln;:. Wlngo was Tom Lhs- 'w?ga.n mane no nplv. Knife In Another discovery was that of tl.p hand, wph orln -en d.. . k arid m t lhns, dv , iu,'n l"'''-'''-'!"-. to "- chair 111 she .-.in..'.:..!, in the thatdi r.ml u!,!rli ""? Uii carried off. They the n an t-ar'r g il away. t were fo a : I hi i.ih of the low taverns ', .,, j,,,, vV r..i,, ,..,. i I IV I lie I i . T. . ii O 1 1 ; , M k 1 U g. MJO Ol UICUI run round to the front, seizins their poles In case of need. At elections and on the occasion of a Ft reel light the chairman' pole has often proved a vt ry ellkU nt weapon. I laud led' with dexterity, It I like a quarter staff, but heavier, ami will not only stun a man, but will bralu him or break arm, leg or ribs for him. 'Tor my part," Molly told me. "I saw them suddaulr desbt from their work, though In a few minutes the hole In the thatch would have been largo enough to admit of a man's pass im; threuirh. I was waiting within, knife In hand. Do you think I would have suffered one of those fellows to Ins to fight you with sword.s, but Tain not coin to fight your lackeys with clubs.' "Teni turned round. 'Here, you fel lows; get 'off.. Go and stand beside the chair. Whatever happens, dou't inter fere. Well, my lord, the sooner this cvii'.t comes off the better.' " He laid down his nwnnl and tonk ff coat ami waistcoat, turning tip the shove of his right arm. Then he turn- Tick up your maMer'n word," Urd Fjiingdale orden d the chairmen. The Fpect.ntcrs looked to see Tom run tht i vgh m. t! i spot. On the ct in tra ry, I,tt (I P" ' jet :a!r.vd In his nttitmle of CeM.:A. lie was play lux with his enemy. "Take your sword." he vaM. "You are at my mercy, l'.v.t ta'm jour sword, man. 'e have only jud begun. " Tom recti ved his sw,onl and' wiped. I'd to Molly and saluted her. "Mistress j the mud upon his shirt. Then he n Molly, he said, with a grin, "you are going to have a very tine sight. Per haps when It is over you will be sorry for your s-hil'y shally i-tr.ml el'.'-no. 1 won't fuss. You're r ot worth carrying Hewed tbontt.mk. Put It was with L"-s conlidetice. That one should refuse to tin!-! the b'd v, ;.,. rAI ,li.:i, ::!' ed his advet.'-ary was a tiling bey.ei his cxneiienee. lay hand upon meV Well, in the midst i tlIT if I'd know !i - Now. my lord." "Tom Is dashf.l." said one of the of tlulr work they sb-pped. tl.-ey ll'teii- pyih-dalo had a!s, removed company. it is nil over with Tort." ed. and thr-y steppe.l down the hn'der. ,.,.-,t ;HU wai-teo.it at:d now sto.id j It was. After a few more lunges. Wi at did this m.anV Tie re was no - lM his sll;ti witll t'H. sleeves n.lh-l i:p. ! parried with the same quiet skill and window lo the hut except a slti.Je i,atj,.ws I calmness of maimer. Tom's swor ' f'i'' f f;h!s with half ii dozen small j Just .,, (h;lt I!;o,1H.nt tle- sa:i ros. om-o more i!ew-m:t of Ms hand. Tle-j diamond shnpe.i pae.e. to, ni-i q to .Hniny. :,s Is h!s manner In th's tlat the .Jn.d was ov r. fo,- Lord r.iin-:da' ! 1 ' ! " I v:,. nei;i.t, I)s M.j!(!, , S( rv aii.V pUtpovo except to admit a , ,.,,,..... It was in If t!:. earth b.ad I in..d. ..oe fhre-r it. I lil . vur.i.l ii:ism-. '. I -:) .'OMH-. I', i tint n't ft,. I ape and his bklU at the ervc axiJYor the rescue of a womau. Soiar everj' thin? was prepared and In readiness for the next istep. Hut there were cer tain c bt.u h-s still In the way. Theso he proceeded to remove. The Lady Atiastasla. after th moru lnj; prayers, at which she was a regu lar r.tteinla at. Kenerally returned to her lodttsj:. where she sat with her umld oni.'a'.'tfd in tli!4 Important affairs of th) to 1 t mad 'dinner. Lord' l-'yllngdalo was carried to Lady Auatavia'M lodg ing In the market place. ii e hidy ::,!.,; ilt.r maid. "You h.l-- some! hi..;; to t Il lue. I.udovlo." Fhe said. "I caniM,t u A fi-oui your fiw w h. fla r you nr v", t- deal truthful ly. I haw had crperh mv of the other . :v. Now . wh it is it V "v l.at I 1: ive eume to say Is Impji t. ' Am;;:.-i.;, !:, u,:s matbT I have i ; u my entire conthh-nce. Then' Vas 1 - t'oj'.., ., ,..j .'. , i i',, o i I the other, with a Mrov.-er head, was heh- In th-- thatcli. and 1 heard - itita;'- : SWon!smeti a clean r view of each oth- shoulder, pa.lng out at t! se-to' '' , ' , p..,(" ti. r, : i.ij, ' able to -ive Information, which he was j he' !-iV .!"'" ,!'r ',;,,'r f ,",r'',,-v h,",!s 1 er. They vw a strange contrast- Mob Tom reeled. One of his , of'the r ' ' ' quite leady to d. A entletuan. he!-'"'' :; v..i. c of ih- hor... men. And ; jy champion crc.-t. pale and calm, to his heljf, and he ft iJaii. had i :.; ;r ed the chair and had ,''' ' I 'v V'JM 'ite certain that ; hU adversary b. tit cs if with i;a?"-io!i. I ground, fainting. In a s rn . , vr i riven tlc-m a v'iliea to drink if they j my r -etm I id arrived. Mack. I vild ; Kn!, ,.j,ig hhs sword with cav'er hand. blood. ' Y' ' '' ' would hUiTcr him to lind his own ehair- i '" "-'y-' If. ii'is found out the way taken ..,h UH.aiM ,nis hlef." rep. ated the I l.otd r.vDngdnle paid lc aheady too far troiie to speak ; j nt t ie J i " i pnt tn ..can tMici.vi me j o;!j..j jnto ni, t in ortbr t. give these I t-h-an through the ritrlit arm at th the other, with a Mfov.'er head, was :eie ni tf.-.' ti a.c.i. anu i ream - una.,- , sword-nnii a clean r view of each oth- shoulder, pacing out at the ether sid- 7iir ri'.M- u.:: r Tom ret led. One of his chairmen ra II upon II n.all pool ot t. i: a attt ntl m t ..-1Ji men. Ills tleserlntlon of the getitle- '.e- iuain ..n.j is , .o..u, anei irctitleman of the trooi.. "I wouhl thi him. He v. inc.! I is swonl on the v a MT'r ailn it thit In ,., ( r,rrc.spn.ed with that already ':: ' ' hu:m --s was e- d. 1 wit.'hr if t!je n placed it in the s'cabbatd :i:d pit t 1 1 .'.!:: i : t ;..s a r- I t ow on;'. ! absolutely in vou ''t t.ii ahvie. My Interests .ire haw ah a.!., p. me that as ho." i-he i ;.'vd. perhaps, by -e woids tnai th,. assurance nnd ' I'.iet W ere t.of id'-t! He:: I . ''hat can I you cceit my as- furnished. He si.oke of a tall gentle- Ah"-1 I who should have been riding iioS,o lord t an liirht. lie does not look his cat and waist cat. ThU dofc. 1 fair bold 1 yi!m:..aJe ,,,,,,, Vl l!, n uS;., f n, and ro'uh i In th:- front of ;il .is .at that moment j afraid anyhow." -howed both ooohi.-.s ; ,I:a.,:.r soet-eli. lie knew no thing ! u:m- :ss.-ious!y - ping in my bunk j -ir. ,';,s as If le i onld fed mlth't ' b'tiet:. (Th- pt t ?-;: t fvo i;1.-n. stram;- '-s iaboan! the I.ady ..f I.ynn. j fear nor anger nor love te-r any pas- i 4....-J ie-.s iti.n we- ... .i t(, ;!::,v,.r i,;,, ia:.e:) the cl.air ami i '.aouni n.ai :a mho a n n'iu von at all. lie Is an vrborg. Ha. carried it or. Mr, UNIfu" would be de.Ily occupied ; t!i. are beginning" ' b-i:t?em n." said hi h.risl.ip, I w Ith th fcmhii". himself. I therefore TI.ey faced cacdi other t( ; . .-. J of l.y-o, I m.,1 1 e. n a) UUL i duct,.! .pre ad Imm-.l ately thrtjngh th.- rooms. Th" whole ; "ti.ore can be, I fean no tlonht. The withdrew' the boards from the top of j The sw te-ds cn.ss. d. "Look to your- Company thieked to the doors, where j tp.; th.n of Miss Molly has been tie- jthe sti'r am! looked h v.ri. Nt, one ; Sl If." crie.l Tom. "I will spit vou like nl Tylingdale sro. -1 ..aim and wit ii- ' f-j..... , atteinpted i.y Mr. Ilislug. j was In the room b.iow that T could j n pi-con." . niil pJi-'ou. wiuie c ei,. 1. 1 i i no o.u j oituiiateiy !im canm t have gone very ! . I caution iy tb-sci t..!t-ti. in mo ; j( stamped and hanged. The thrust ! man di-I l is a -.i! cajualu stamped ::nd ;irsed the villains i f.u. n i-o,nrilns f.r. ua to lind the road corner of th settle by the tlreplnce j Mn;1 k;,rrt,,j ,,asiv nn, n-hip,-. Tom ! falle.l. i: . .... ." 'iiiknown. which he has taken." j there was the old wom.Kl of the house, j ,,,,,.,1 .-a!u aii' aau wdth'a ll-ht ! Then the i.-.pta.t; c. ue f .io.ti .ut.ia s caai::ii. n. Tbcy fell to considering the various i l iiey nr comtrr Rtter yon. mt-y.' had those follows -- n They mid that ; v. hhii Ice! ..ut of the tte.vn. I rh I kt.ew :: it would end. , tli; " w rhst t! t. :! v. p.ii hcy w .e wkitincr by o.-.h r ; that ' T,M.;.,. i.'i,,,,.,,! , i;v ram- 1 waiuetl him. I tohl him that every- ! rie-l. but as yet Lord j'diugdaie seeu- Hher hall' sl itul hefeii- them at the! brid.e ami Ia'idon, but to tarry a itiu.i. 1 o . t ,.,,. ' , ' i chair with an unwilling ladv in it u jrers to them, a tact wlii h at this 4I , , . , , , , , , . . . 11U Crowded m;ikii! i i lllli d Colo bint Iy ; that a gentleman v, name they ! knew not. but whom tiny had set n in ! the streets and at th; assembly, mostly well as by 'day with travchis of ;.I1 kinds and sir! I,--s t if pack I.orsos. won hi be ridiculous. There was the nail u!,!.!. Ii .' t,. Mm !!' on th,. i-.wt oruiiK. i;a.l conn, out liastny ami " l"' i of t lien to ti.e-e t l.airoe n; that his lord w as a! y, the ! ,'t rwii h. el .me of the thing was agaiu.-t It. I read his luck ed to ;-i.:nd on the .!. ft m ive. bv the cauls and 1 v the n.agpies and j "He knows Low to fence," they with- I , . . , by the s'v.'.llows. Kverythlng wa 'P"'"tl. -,.: He means to the his ; ,.v , . ;r ,, , against it. They are coning. Hark! i ndei sa:y. He pan U s everything, j hjn y.; . ' . , t , They are very dose now. And they ! Tom thrusts like a madman. . Why, he j vi,., v .. , . ' ;t . , il l. ill lib:,. j ei'o :es hit.i.s. lf at every lunge. Se. J .V;.,:! . n. t :: -i V : :. '. "I run io ;1 - open d.-or. Mr. Ul-ing lie 1 as lost bis head, (me would think j hn. .. l.),.k:l. x. . ; was in the v.. h'! .if the road, without he v, a ; H.,ht:-.g with an autt.matoil ! i;1V(l j , ... ;: , '. his hat, ,.:. .. : 1 ;,!.' h'i:d: ; .,:nd who t i j y." ! t be 1, ; .. i . i . ' t: . I'Uf. p-ay. ;-. I atlvanct'd to Molly. ( J''-r "t ,. . leiv bocn playing the Madam." he said, "we an- 1'crti V-'if "f tin- kni;:ht :r.int nml lighting nate, imlettl. In btdng able to tTt t i tor tJNt,-,..-s.., daii-ei.-- 1 la;::;!;cd rest tie. This s riot a place for a ladv. i vd.eii I 1 said of it. Y.ii to tight on the. nor is this a sight that one would wilt s'', 'i' t!'- r ' ' - !-i V.'hefe are your ingly offer you. I trust that tm io I wit: :s. my laidovleV' hnee has been used." "The thing happen, d exactly as 1 "I thank your lord-hip It was a cuM have w 1-hed. The country bump horrid sight, oil, do m.t h t the put r jkin who canied h. t . H' had no knowl- bv.; ;,, : i. !td. of feme. He couhl only lunge. and li" was half dru ':. There was u .o.t.j' t:p. : rrfat nppearanco of deperate lighting , . ; ," : " ':h drink aud , J t. ; d.-ap;. !:.:;... i.b i ; . I villi the fol- : : li.irrhtl '"w enough to muke a show of ir ,, j.j jt outage and daiy.T, t .ieu I pinked . ; , ,, i ' v ., him." ,. .! :': :: ' u ! "Is he tleady :iM p.. , j "I 1 t -Ileve that h Is In seme kind of j fever. Well. Ana Ma ski, the result of '; v . , ia I the af.'air I that I have now arrived . .. ; v ,,,,,! ' at perfect et nlitleneo on the l.ui t)f toy . ; , ,,;., j eld f. e : I 1' aid'an." I:. t!.l.., t. .V.Ti l.ot t I'l I.'lteV 'i ,.ey you? 'ii..' I'.'ai t i p dm ' r i i lb not At i ; has li.ti oil o.ae i go'ie.- to gio i i ,o w itliottt a light, cause o t i' so 1 the object ai.tl t neoi.n'i r - namely, tie wlii, : 1 i rone! to !'., :. ::''. is ... ship hlmsell' iiad hatjib-d the Ja.'v into ,.j ( f . -. , the chair and dos.i , ,:, ;s. f, th.-lr ' iroiil!,1'li nstrni.-hmeol. became ,i,y w re th-ln- ,,.,,. ,,.., , ,.. h)r Mv. waiting b - f.e lady, and that j ,u. (.';U ,. ... the thair wa taM'-d off h.-tantly, . .,n,!i,.s w!t;. Li, leaving then, in b.-ulld leant, not ,4, ,;,;SliV Ilow;og wn.u It ,,,, .. .1.,., . ) i . ...i ., , I,,.. i; ... , ..' ..,,.! i t . ...1 I'. ! ......... 1 ... v ... !, tl ; r ..f ll... ..I ol. i . Ho ak.d them next fer a .1,,-. r .h'- '.; , ' T, ..." ;' ,, ' . , i 7," i U1 y had draw n th fi-o. ; l. im '. 1m re '1 ho p. P'i ',:,r until she ) th- b .' h ; d !'. si tla.t chair wa- . tp-b Ul-i'ig s p:.rpo.-..' and con- ; sian.l,: , r ! ' And down the ( li:"f. . I'ardiy b: road, only a li; ' wav off, I saw in the ; the o,. J a they vay into girl who had broeght ail this trouble j j ; r.ut i eoui. i "What ! It w his ii. en to ),- ;i e :' the that. h. Wh-.t She stood r, watching anan woei- b. , . . ;: I ;.. ow not. :. I my i'" : . o.,r hand. Molly?'' ,e. which she Still laid h th. -ovy It :: ." . i lid. script km .f the gei Mem:i:i. H. wasj, ,s .,,,,.,, .... k,n,.i; ;t!iy m:m Shim and 'a'' a do.-n gentlemen fob have s. e.i Urn Sp.mi-h women w ateit ! ..'wl..lt ',, v,ai think I'sliould hay. ........ .. i . ) ii t i ., . i "UI' " "l'l1''"'0. ..s ,,,, . ,,. . . ,,..,!,. ... 11,..,,. villi l face. HelooUcl ma-t. .t uh He cursed i .. ,f (js s vi. the chairmen in a vu.v lice and noble i j(, manner. One of the . kai, ,m u gave him . fi.M ,, ,, 1:llhlI.,(v ()f . rwn his swonl to w-.r v.hh . is not 1"T- ! tll,,.u. ,,,,,. ,,,,(,r 1(,nMll ..()hf rnltt. dln thea-embly. H- was sw-.,r- i 1t(li,i;, s,. (,.i(,,t ..( llii It 1 1 I lie 1 1 o ic, ii s 1 1 i il i .1 1 i .1 i ii. 1 1 .... f ,. I. 1 to 1 o are gone: , "My lord." a geutle.n !ui..rn;pt.-.l. ! .lf(i,(. tl)i.m! th).m the tlescrlpt ion ii..- h.n. llhing ! ,lUi, h. b, fore wor- mi-hi-f h done. I uns mv, Kismg neen seen in me as- , , , ,, . . . . , . . nave oitlcretl all, the horses In the sta- .embly this evening ' , , Irs , K!1lllI,.(1 T1;,,. .,. h'"l T! y "', U' ",', i i" !s"'.tlemenl Kide after them!" with the la.lv." ! , , Tk. . ' . O M'K. I I I' .. S i ll IPS lOI't S l II. I .. l . . I . .. ...Q l... ....... - - f It III1 lirri' now I.' I stone one iooiv Vrf . m in..:...." .Ol .HI. IHMIIr. .t . . .. . .. .. o- - ... .-j., ,.o "Where are they? Where are they?" There was no need to look for him, I because the looms, et U the caldtonm, ! "They are oi their way. They can not be tin IV et." ....... .,11 .1. . 1.. I. ..I.,.. w.is oon .... p.--.;,,.- .n,..h Vi.M lvV XV),,.,.. Crowueil about tlie tio.ns. "Where does he I ,;'.' 1. t s )'::e om go to his lodgings." "Mr. Kb i:ig orden d a post chab-e to j wait for lil ni at hi o'doi h." "He h it tie- garth iis," said his lor.l- " th submission, my lord, sahl an- ; ,., ,, .. . ., ,, ,,, . ..iiii, . .vhlp, about I hat time. (.oon. 1her. "It s not at his lodg tigs that . , . , ... , , , . ' lie onh retl it at the Pukes Heat I crletl tl t apbiin. 'What elu-cr, Ias? i What t 1 t rV' "l.onl I I ng.'ale held up his hand, j The w h.Je party drew rein and halted. ! Th. n their 1 ader tlismounted. They j were now about Ll't yards from the j men. He threw his reins to the near- est of the little troop. ' out leint l).' he said. 'We must proceed With this business without hurry or bluster or threats. Mr. Illsing will perhaps threaten and bluster. We are lu re to rescue a lady ami to punish a villain. Let both be dole without II ppe.'l t'l hee of wrath or rewngo. Captain Crowie, tlo not dismount. I entreat you. until the conclusion of the next act. Molly Is, us you see, apparently safe and un hurt.' "They obe;, ed. "'I shall now mtasure swords with Th" I o.tb., told the hostl. r his order. I the young gentleman who thinks that lb- wa ' I . wa't f r Mr. KMiig at the j he tan . -ir;-;.- t ff li-liv-s with linpu- Trau h !.; I . ,t e;, tl.o Miy to V.'o. t- ; t.it.v. 1 w'o.d I a li-e j,,.. i , : ivt: ; ten." a litlle ch.or to the hmi .e. He mmt j "The Travt h-r's Kest? What kind of ' understand that punishment awaits Ida. e Is that ?" i him, it not irt.m mo, then from sotm lowing, all on bnr-i ba- k. i the men who f vght the bulls :n their i ,OI,,. with it?" "'Theie she is! Tin-re Is Molly!' i eircus. I belie'.e that wonr-n. in spite ..c nv i ! ..,,.,. v hat vuii would have tlou I s.id that tie r was no man In v v "It Is a bail phit e, my lord a vil lainous pho t- on a b th ly road up and other of tld company.' "'I. "ok at Tom, .aid one of them. down whi.di there Is Pltl" traeling. It! ,IK 1,1 1 'i'- s !lM f,,r Is a resort of j.. ddlers. tinkers and n... J lighting. He means mischief. If ever like, gvpd, s. vagal. Is, footpad, and j ho has meant mischief, I remember at rogu. s. II Is no place f.-r a young la- wnnham win n be fought lb - young dv." ' i sipiire of Ht adiugley. That w as about n girl, too a mere, worthless drab of a t a veru s art . Tom broke dow n his .... ,,,t 7,,,o,i.. .., . , i oi.io .. iuiu itnii lao nan imoagu ill (iciiii. men, th- Iamlhitly repented, , , , , ,, .i.t . .. r, . i r. ,t mi b: If : loiirdc. I wUh we were w. i i'l' .wit i io..., iuiu: iiiui uii'iii; oil, ! rr.x -i'St; d." ; aid one of th. gelitl n.cn. Le will be round. Afi-T the assembly he goes to the 11' e tavern, where he drinks nil night." ."Lot some one go to the Hose tavern, the sweet Miss Molly!" "Are the hot'.'' .' ready :' "They will be ii ady in a minute." "(lint' im n, th. re are, on le :ir, eight h..-.. s. I'ai.biln frovvle will take one. I will take another. The remain ing sl a.e al your .li.-i'o ah I shall fet I honored if y..u will aecmpany me, but on one condition. If jmi will allow nie to make a condition. The man will light. I M.p;e.so?" ut of this j.,1,.' "T.-i I ste,, 1 in the ioi.,1. as I ha v aid, his swt.nl in hand, his bat lying on the e round before him. If Manilng t 1 . 1 s and ces as taay as thee of a bull brought to bay moan ml-chief, lh n Tom's intention was munh roi'.t. " 'To thwart .Torn In an. thing,' the gentleman went on, 'is dangerous; but to take away hi.-; girl- and such a girl -to n.b him of 11 at great fortune Jus t at the laoMi 111 of sMcc ss, would milthleil FT 'h . . . ........ ... It!. !,.. ...... ..t O . . I ; i f i at.il ipiKUiy. a j 1 1 a . u row i-. we.,- -. ' ' " I"""- : the mildest of mm. He looks like a Vis I . o lo the Clown while Inouirles : "would light the devil nre made. Hentlem. n. there I gn at "One c.uld deshe nothing better. Mispi.ioti that an abominable ciiuie , The totidition p- that when we over hath been eommlttt .1 and this young ! ''' ,''- Ii!-!ng you will have him to l.ldy hath been forcibly innicd away ' That Is umlcrstood?" for the sake of her fortune. I take blame to mjNclf f..r md making sure that I was plating her in her own madman. Should one warn his lord ship? And he has gol two chairnmr, with their poles iii readiness. We fchould ride In upon them before they cnti do any m's. hi. f.' So (hev whis pered. "Said Caplaln 'nwh : 'Kill him. my bud. Kill the villain. Kill hi, a.' " i.t t ni" warn ,our lonl-hip.' s . 1 1 1 the gtllllcm.'IU who hail hist Kpokeu, his adversary prostrate, (in this oc a- j Mime you .n sne mercy rattier man re- veoge, we must iiopo mat nis wnumi is not fatal." So Molly re fub re.l the hair. Then My hud, we cannot, by your have, allow jour valu.ibh. life to be at the h.'i7.a'-tl tf a tluel with a n an both L s- . . . . - - . . - . . .i .. i i chair. This Is my Mtcitr-'''. imt I ask ; i'ia.e . no n-.- s., your h. b, for the' honor of the spa and ; hall fal e care of my.. If, I nnrc i , .... M. r i i'. .ii i i . ti.e company. ! , 1 " '""!" ' ' 1 " 'II i- Metht d w ill be a liene altat k. He A dozen gentlemen slopp.tl forward i '"'I T.anyon to succeed me. and afbr v., v ,() vMr ....,,.. and off. red th. lr help ami their sw-ids. ! hlin, should he. to... unhappily fall. --j know that m-dhod. I.oid IMln-- If necessary. Among Hem was Col.- ; .Ton will yourselves mime his successor. , . , ..,,,,.. -ri:(,.. ,. .., ', mlbanyon. j enth-ne i n. we mud rescue the lady. f(ir,,;i,.,, Jlt took olT his hat. M r. 'd not t he th a th of t he j ,,ung ma n. j If '' mi.uuf. I .-- o, t . If she had been a "Come, then; . t us adjourn to the j :u"' ,:i"l pntii-h the abduct. .r. I I ,,; .,hu :ltTlr might I but I did desire his defeat. It was I M" '. !''- v add not have shown her Crown and n.ake lmpiliie.-. I'.e of good j "'' Uor-c-'. tome 'X(.y be settled b.. two or thrc. cheer, i apt a in. We w ill lind out which '. " " ! sailors or roiaii.ni porters. We an j w illhvr, how e er, to treat on us a gen tlemaii. w.) h. sir. jmi no loiw.cr de (r their telid.r lie.'irts, are eatli.d away, out of (ln m .lvc-. by the sigiit of mere l'ghtlt.g. It is a spectacle which tin y cannot choo'-o but gae up rai. It slur., s the true natuie of man as opposed b that of oman. He stands up and r'-ks his life, trusting sometimes to his skiil, as in a tbed w ith sword', and sometimes to i h.ince. as on n batik Ibd! Whi le the bullets are Hying. Molly therefore watched th-' light with gleaming eyes and parted lips. sin. wis almost ready to forgive the man who had atbinptid this in jury for the sake of his courage,' and she could not Molicjeiit ly admin his adversary for the cold and Impav-lvc way in which he met evtry furious at tack, jml with a simple turn of the wi i -t. a it seemed to her. Tom was a. istron and luty fellow, and he could fight after hi fashion, which was with thrust upon thrud. fast and furious as If reckless of him self so that he could engage his ad versary v. holly In ih fen. se until he found ft moment of weakness. lb- had fought many (hues and hith erto always without a scratch or a wound, the light always (tiding with I'm; hind v. ho too'. l marry you agaimt your w ill. It was his heart ami not his Should' I- that Weald have received the knife. My dear, I hm-w my Molly. I knew my girl." Then the other gentlemen crowded round, offering their congratulations, no one taking the least notice of the unlmky Tom. who still lay pale and blot ding on the mound. It was Lord I'ylingdalo who came to his r.ssbtam e. "Hi re, fellow." ho or dered the chairman. "Take up your master and put him In the chair. So. nnd as tor you." he addressed the po-t boy, 'here is a guinea. Prive as fast as you can back to I.ynn. Cut him to bed In his lodgln r ami send for a sur geon or ii wise woman or some one to look after the wound." "Wlli 1." ill"?" asked otto of the by- stand. ! :. "I shm.l.l think it led. irilikt ly, I lis wo. mi is tiange.-. and. If 1 hm.w n nj thing about a man, from his ap pearance I should say that he would be In.dP.o.t to levr. lint we are not cone. r;id with hh fate, whether, ho dies or live ; ho l is- attempted a vil lainous act ami has met with a tilting punishment." The carriage with the wound ! man In It went r tilling along tint road, the Jerk ;inl bumps among the ruts being enough to keep the wound open and the blood t'owimr. Then l..,rd I. ling.l.ile tailed the chairmen. "Who are you?" he u-i;ed. "Po you h. long to the tow n of I. nu?" They looked at cadi other. Then one said: "No. We be fr-un SwalTham. S'l'iire Kislug sent for us to do his job." 'i'ut in your poles. Vou must now cany the lady bad;." "We havo done our Work," said hi1 lordship. "It r.mains for us to e oort. Miss Molly homo again. Madam, you can have this foul den with the con- s loir iiess that vou are avenged." "Indeed I want no revenge." ".I list he has been done, .lustier Is imt revenge. Vou ran now, madam, go back In thf chatr In yvhbh yon were brought lure. The villain who made the a l tempt i i aln ady on his way bin k. sloii. however, he found that .-vt ry I li i u-t v. im pairletl. that his adversary A hid. d not so much a.-, an iiei) of ground and that he hail to do with a J "' w:m brought Lome In triumph. The w i it of Iron and the eve of a haw k. ! captain rod i one side. h-r t hanip!..u ".lack," said Molly, "I hope that I do- ! " '!' i ' '-'for" ami behind rode (iiAiiiii: vni. i nr. la i n. "Tlli: podboy, foreseeing jj vc.U which mhiit way they too).. f they Lave m iking but the (hah to tarry her away, we can i ;i- My rateh tin m up." "I know i iv "lib" said the ratdaln. ! I A j: Is le.; ot... man ,-. ho an daunt h r. I Js. ,r, r v ill a .!; en r.. u f.-rce h r to mar- , J ; ry a-ain ( h. r will. I f they try. then- ! ;' Will 1 .. mm th r." , e. . t !-. re w hh':-.-. d "If ue .;;: m.t jlj.d th way th. v t .,!.. 8 j ..'..ad ana 1 1 " '! f f .'oll' the legally." , LriMMa. a wJl b V' la.'l ti V feet, it the gates of the i, i nh ii they learn- ! .v ,;, vj nt ,., c-,; ;:: yi ed t!.it the !;e, t r i.;., , n th,. , pah ; JV,'. ; ,..,..,.., p, ,...,, p, ,, .;;.,,. ., Uo i t.t and e.'..,, i ved Ihal i! was closely j t h,, , ., ,,,. ,i,.i,.r. w t, , x J"h.ev. ,J by a m titlci.n:, -,.!,,;,) ! r,""'d only ,h a ribe by hN le ighb ' , .''.ii'. a was ftll'-r than th" no ni.:.'. , M,V . it.m K I sing was six fe.-t at least, i j,,, b ar - hi ge. . hi. ' I,;,. to. id. V'.hlelj .ue.! iob : n ..ai to the 1 at splendid ti see him 'tan'p'"'g mi th" , gien. t oi.cn i..- n:..i respect, m ini and attaddug like bghdning. - ' Cut It w as rn'iie sph mild to see his a-b (TT.M'Tni IX. Mi'ai.N Iminovabh'. He stood like at 'run . i . : : ::r i om lock, lie show ed ii. Ith. r pa -io'.i nor " '( hi . :i. ;. 'i i n. said I'.eii. ' T. dl j V' ib-re ni. I'e p..n i ry thftt .t be all t h" . an hi li e m mult .' i h jo I a turn of his w t . !." " i am th. i . ! ..re going to do y..i the The geni'eao n mi I,-.'-: ha- k t lo d In . .. t .: ... , : .. .... 1 I. . I . . . . 1 1.1!., . 1 .... .. I I. " i -! all lh:,l ,..!..: t. yoil bow I app: . - :at :t ji bilking, lean, and i i : i; .:, L . v. . t r, v. a tu j o;i that if 'Ida : e v a ti. 1 u .-. r a ny f . a . on ae ro:;:. t .f their t l ampl a. I'ot I'e- ill -1 tinif In their livis- they saw :i. (ii a ma-1 1 r of f. n a - ru t am" out the oi:p rvLiNCPAbi: r. '.!'.( d to marrv Mlh i ; 8 V'.n vbail tear I y ; ' l! I w hat gtinittg t!i; me . : . v g ' ' and ii toons pi r- fJ H - ' -I ' :. Ih - i ! 0 i.e I " ."jg and bi .i- ( of the p. , ! m.mm-.-.mmm,,i A'.'t', I.t I'l Lis l.hlllS fo1" uring the forti . u a-.. ; .hght a--t a gent h-i' .a u you schools of I'ar'g Meantime the oth. r j (f ( M (,;jv puii: awav at the thatch v, '.) ah l;,!,-! ii. to I . h :'.e .is c -." to; i:,,s . c i ,i;.;..ii i,:i'.'. hh ...Id . o,i at ' u ; ! any i .m.t,. ,., -WI- ihit kind if tie.;, h- ry my fn.-.N w id In ' nskc 1 i 'tm "Sc.m-; like 1 tn fefe. In that t;is.yt.ii w ill n rtaltdy ! d. but !. ronti:r.: d the tight m.d.imp 'll,,.,',. ,,.lrof i.ri.-r il,.. ii.nt." I'"! h .lie ti.e a id alive. I 1 man . as a t one mao.i. m b II" bat I.; he n an d bke a bull; le r i:p.,n Ids :i.'!;iy; b" pr.nb d an I II and the hand h.ol p. i. aad d i' ,p!- old s Mil- r b. b.dh ve j: l! ' . ; I I. el i - .' tie- : i 1 . i ' . . a ..;;..:,'. i,o'. i ! ,i n nialki:,.- . t : . i ' . iu,fl.l ti.. ,. t "i e Crov.n, Pi Lord l'.vllng.l:ile' ,,lilv j:U,,v' st., J,.. slid down tlm lad- " haf want, ti.eti; j '"'""J I "! l--" h-v m .'nd dill: I," had ,,k-, r,"ki. they hdd a brief consultation, j ,.' f ., , pv tbe ot!,rr :,td U.-v i " V..u must send away thos... two hand and ft 11 In the Held beside h" iVjliV.n t.!:,iS,.,f rf.a,lv (o r, w r,jr. v.Iidi Oe'' cntlcm--n who had " " " " ' l;;dkin;jfelh'w s behind yo I.aui.wilb j d..ab-e. i " ".Vtid wiiii th" g"! I . "The ghl maitets nothing. The llrst part of the business is done. Vou can now go ha. k i l.omh n" "To i: Lack to London?" she replied smpiciously. "Veil hive ibine all 1 wanted tl no beie. Voi, ! a ' it a very good i i a: a t " V-m 1 : icd the peo ple of the spa. Vou oae thitteied the girl .ami Inspired In r with d'-vontent. Why should you stay any hai-'ei ?" "To be sure, I am at gn at i p; tr;e, and the bank is in a poor way. Hut what are you going to do?" "Anastasla." he sat down and took her hand, "I have Inquired carefully Into the whole business. There Is no doubt, none whatever, that the girl Is far richer than even her guardian un derstands. She has a huge Income, a gn at aceumuhit ion of money ami. w hat Is more, a collection of jewels which Is in Itsdf a large fortune. Co back to Loudon tomorrow or next day. Then sit down and write a letter Inviting Ihe girl to shay nr y mr Lou -to. Hid her bring with Let all her Jewels nml tin cry. I, for my part, will urge the cap tain t. let her accept the Invitation." "All this Is very circumstantial. What then?-' "I wilt promise tlie captain to lind her a husband, a man of podtioii, a man of rank. rml. a'-ovo till, one as virtu us a-: mys. If." lb' said this w ithoi-t the Iriid 1 lush or even a smile. "Wla re Is it ? !sV.,,, to found?" "As y. t I do not know, lie IiiUs-t be a citation of our own. He mud not know ; h" mtt-t s!m; ly t Vv. We shall lind sm h a p. rsiii somew hot e. I have. I believe, a good miny of my former fl I- tub In the lie. t or ti:" king's bench. Now, An t -la -hi, to hud one of thc-e im fo: t mia to s, t offi r him an allow, -iine, ...ay a guinea a week, In return for a power of attorney to ab mini -br the properly. 'line, thcie are th" en ditors, but V. e might take oyer the detainers. He miM not be suffered to get out." He Willi till 4' llg- gating deceits and villainies. "V.ni said 'we.' What have I to do with tin scheme? It b", you mud coti fes '. Linlovie, one of tho'o arraiigc licits oi i nd"t' bindings which the world calls a ceio-i 'iaey" Lord ryl'Mgilale reh:n"d In r hand. Her Wolds pained his sensitive nml. "If at this tl:m after all we Lave done together, we are to tr.ll; of conspira cies, we had bttt. r n' t separately," he said coldly. "No. T am jour servant, as you know sometimes jour m"t unhappy servant, but alwajs nt your command -only now and then It phases me to call thing: by their proper name'-:. At such t inn s, Ludo !e, I h. 1: In jay glls, and 1 sic m.t the Lady Anastasla lu a company of faddon. but a poor wretch silting in .a tart with her n :.: tied down, a white ing' teap o i h r I '-ad a:id a prayer lnok in her hand, 'lm.ro Is a colli ti In the cat t" "Amista-d i. jou arc ridleulou i What Lave v.e done th'lt all the W ol Id V. . lild i:. t h. If It co.ihl? The-" n-nijitc- are nb !!'.!. and the . -ua j: re fantastic. Whit I. jour shateV 'oii know that half of m'u all that hi mine - Is yours : v h i l a-.e tay hand a id l .y i : ' . i : on . honl 1 ha e h.ol long m ' i ! tl - y I ' en worth year pic' :: up. A! Amctada. tm c ;o I.' 1 .! Il il jou th" do-pi t'.'.te coiid. I ion ct my a f a it "Wdl. I d!l oh. y joti. I will go ha. k t t'.w n I v. ill go tomorrow. The oth. r paili '-i Pi o:;r innot eucy tie v w id ?'b o .c t ad.". I -gee.-"?" ' '! ''. t: . ;. lU'Vf an 1 tl ,.m I rid t1 i"i'o..i; th. w ill all g 1 a. I. T- . , ,i gn .it th al to I ci p. and they have ih no lh.1i w. h." To I . c :,! h!