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THE YALE EXPOSITOR. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 11. 1910.
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Miss Patricia Hoi brook unJ Ml Helen
Holbrook, lu-r niwv, worn entrusted to
the cart- of liiurunc-e Uonovun, a writer,
wutnnif ririR near 1'ort Atiminilule, MImh
l'atilclii confided to Donovan that she
Xearttd lier brotlier Henry, who, ruined by
u bank failure, had constantly threatened
lier for money from his father's will, of
which Mine 1'atrlcla wua guardian. They
came to Port Annandale to escape Henry.
Donovan sympathized with the two
women. He learned of Miss Helen's an
noying suitor. Donovan discovered und
raptured an Intruder, who proved to be
Reginald OilleHple, suitor for the hand of
Mlsa Helen Holbrook. Gillespie disap
peared the following morning. A rough
pallor appeared and was ordered away.
Donovan xaw Miss Holbrook and her fa
ther meet on friendly term. Donovan
fought an Italian assassin. He met the
man he supposed was Holbrook. but who
said ho was Hartridge, a canoe-maker.
After a short discussion Donovan left
surlily. Gillespie was discovered by Don
ovan presenting a country church with
f 1.000. Gillespie admitted he knew of Hol
brook'a presence. Miss Pat acknowledged
to Donovan that Mlsa Helen had been
missing for a few hours. While riding
in a launch, the Italian sailor attempted
to molest the trio, but failed. Miss I'at
announced her intention of fighting Henry
Holbrook and not seeking another hiding
place. Donovan met Helen in garden at
night. Duplicity of Helen was confessed
by the young lady. She admitted conniving
"with lier father despite her aunt's
precautions, in a night meeting with Don
ovfflr. The Uiee went for a long ride the
following day. TliS ai$ht, disguised as a
nun. Helen stole from i.ie oust?. he rr.?t
liecinald Gillespie, who told her Ills luT.
GllTer.pie was confronted by Donovan.
Heleja lover escaped. At the town post
yftj HeK-n, unseen except by Donovan,
slipped a draft into the hand of the Ital
ian sailor. She pIsq signaled her father.
Miss Pat and Donovan "took in" the
'canoe carnival. A young lady resembling
Miss Helen Holbrook was observed alone
In a cRnoe, when Helen was thought to
have been at home. Donovan met Gil
lespie. The latter confided giving Helen
10,000 for her father, who had then left
to spend it. Gillespie told of the queer
ntate of the Holbrook affairs. Miss Helen
nnd Donovan met In the night. She told
Mm Gillespie was nothing to her. He
confessed his love for her. Donovan found
iGillespie gagged and bound in a cabin, in
habited by the villainous Italian and Hol
lrook. CHAPTER XIV. Continued.
"You ugly dago! you Infernal pi
rate " he bawled.
There was no mistaking that voice,
and I now saw two legs clothed In
hlte duck that belonged, I was sure,
to Gillespie. My head and shoulders
filled the window and so darkened the
room that the prisoner thought his
Jailer had come back to torment him.
"Shut up, Gillespie," I muttered.
"This Is Donovan. That fellow will
be back In a minute. What can I do
"What can you do for me?" he splut
tered. "Oh, nothing, thanks! I
wouldn't have you put yourself out
for anything In the world. It's nice in
liere, and if that fellow kills me I'll
miss a great deal of the poverty and
hardship of this sinful world. Hut take
your time. Irishman. Heing tied by
the legs like a calf Is bully when you
get used to It."
In turning over, the better to level
Ills ironies at me, he had stirred up
the dust in the straw so that he
uneezed and coughed in a ridiculous
fashion. As I did not move he added:
"You come in here and cut these
btrlngs and I'll tell you something nice
I ran round to the front door, kicked
K open and passed through a square
room that contained a fireplace, a
camp bed. a trunk, and a table littered
with old newspapers and a few books.
I found Gillespie in the adjoining
room, cut his thongs and helped him
to his feet.
"Where Is your boat?" he demanded.
"On the west side."
"Then we're in for a scrap. That
beggar goes down there for water; and
he'll see that there's another man on
the Island. I had a gun when I came,"
he added mournfully.
He stamped his feet nnd threshed
himself with his arms to restore circu
lation, then we wont into the larger
room, where he dug his own revolver
from the trunk and pointed to the shot
gun in the corner,
"You'd better get that. This fellow
has only a knife in his clothes. He'll
be back on the run when he 6ees your
canoe." And we heard on the instant
a man running toward the hut. I
opcnel the breech of the shotgun to
sen whether it was loaded.
"Well, how do you want to handle
the tituation?" I asked.
ITe had his eye oa the window and
threw up his revolver nnd let go.
"Your pistol makes a howling noise,
Gllle3ple. Phase don't do that again.
The smoke Is disagreeable."
"You are quite right; and shooting
through glass 13 always unfortunate!
there's bound to be a certain deflec
tion before the bullet strikes. You cee
If were not a fool I should bo a
"It Isn't nice here; we'd better bolt."
"I'm as hungry as a sea-serpent," he
cald, watching the window. "And I
urn quite desperate when I miss my
I stood before the open door and he
watched the window. We were both
talking to cover our serious delibera
tions. Our plight was not so much a
matter for Jest ins as w-e wished to
make It appear to each other. I had
experienced one struggle with the
Italian at the houseboat on the Tippe
canoe nnd was not anxious to get
within reach of his knife cgaln. I did
not kaow how he had captured Gilles
pie, or what mischief that amiable per
son had been engaged In, but inqul.Mts
touching this matter must wait.
"Afe you rsady? We don't want to
"Who Was the Other Man That
shoot unless we have to. Now, when
I say go, jump for the open."
He limped a little from the cramp
ing of his legs, but crossed over to me
cheerfully enough. His white trous
ers were much the worse for contact
with the cabin floor, and his shirt
hung from his shoulders in ribbons.
"My stomach bids me haste; I'm go
ing to eat a beefsteak two miles thick
if I ever get back to New York. Are
We were about to spring through
the outer door, when the door at the
rear flew open with a bang and the
sailor landed on me with one leap. I
went down with a thump and a crack
of my head on the floor that sickened
me. The gun was under my legs, and
I remember that my dazed wits tried
to devise means for getting hold of it.
As my senses gradually came round I
was aware of a great conflict about me
and over me. Gillespie was engaged
in a hand-to-hand struggle with the
sailor and the cabin shook with their
strife. The table went down with a
crash, and Gillespie seemed to be
having the best of it; then the Italian
was afoot again, and the clenched
swaying figures crashed against the
trunk at the farther end of the room.
And there they fought In silence, save
for the scraping cf their feet on the
puncheon floor. I felt a slight nausea
from the smash my head had got, but
1 began crawling across the floor to
ward the struggling men. It was grow
ing dark, and they were knit together
against the cabin wall like a single
monstrous, swaying figure.
My stomach was giving a better ac
count of itself, and I got to my knees
and then to my feet. I was within a
yard of the wavering shadow and could
distinguish Gillespie by his white
trousers as he wrenched free and flung
the Italian away from him; and in
that Instant of freedom I heard the
dull Impact of Gillespie's fist In the
brute's face. As the sailor went down
I threw myself full length upon him;
but for the moment at least he was
out of business, and before I had sat
isfied myself that I had firmly grasped
him, Gillespie, blowing, hard, was
kneeling beside me, with a rope In his
"I think," he panted, "I should like
champignon sauce with that steak,
Donovan. And I should like my pota
toes lyonnaise the pungent onion Is a
spurring tonic. That will do, thanks, for
the arms. Get off his legs and I'll se
what I can do for them. You oughtn't
to have cut that rope, my boy. You
might have known that we were going
to need It. My father taught me in
my youth never to cut a string. I
want the pirate's knife for a souvenir.
I kicked It out of his hand when you
went bumpety-burapety. How's your
"I still have It. Let's got you out
side and have a look at you. You think
he didn't land with the knife?"
"Not a bit of It. He nearly squeezed
the life out of me two cr three times,
though. What's that?"
"He gave me a Jab with his stkker
when he made that flying leap and I
guess I'm scratched."
Gillespie opened my ehlrt and dis
closed a scratch across my ribs down
ward from the left collar bone. Tiie
first Jab had struck the bone, but the
F.ubsequent slsh had left a nasty red
Gll!cBple swore softly In the strange
phrases that ho affected while he
tended my injury. My head ached and
the natifea came back occasionally. I
sat down In the gra? while Gillespie
Wanted You to Kill Holbrook?"
found the sailor's pall and went to
fetch water. He found some towel3
In the hut and between his droll chaff
ing and his deft ministrations I soon
felt fit again.
"Well, what shall we do with the
dago?" he asked, rubbing his arms and
"We ought to give him to the village
"That's the law of It, but not the
common sense. The lords of Justice
would demand to know all the why
and wherefores, and the Italian consul
at Chicago would come down and make
a fuss, and the man behind the dago
would lay low and no good would
"When will Holbrook be back?
that's the question."
"Well, the market has been very
feverish and my guess is that he won't
last many days. He had a weakness
for Industrials, as I remember, and
they've been very groggy. What he
wants Is his million from Miss Pat,
and he has own chivalrous notions of
We decided finally to leave the man
free, but to take away his boat. Gilles
pie was disposed to make light of
the whole affair, now that we had got
off with our lives. We searched the
hut for weapons and ammunition, and
having collected several knives and
a belt and revolver from the trunk, we
poured water on the Italian, carried
him into the open and loosened the
ropes with which Gillespie had tied
The man glared at us fiercely and
muttered incoherently for a few min
utes, but after Gillespie had dashed
another pail of water on him he stood
up and was tame enough.
"Tell him," said Gillespie; "that we
shall not kill him to-day. Tell him
that this being Tuesday we shall
spare his life that we never kill any
one on Tuesday, but that we shall
ccmc back to-morrow and make shark
meat of him. Assure him that we are
terrible villains and man-hunters "
"When will your employer return?"
I asked the sailor.
He shook his head and declared that
he did not know.
"How long did he hire you for?"
"For all summer." Ho pointed to
the sloop, and I got It out of him that
he had been hired In New York to
come to the lake and sail it.
"In the creek up yonder," I said,
pointing 'toward the Tippecanoe, "you
tried to kill me. There was another
man with you. Who was he?"
"That was my boss," he replied, re
luctantly, though his English was clear
"What is your employer's name?" I
"Holbrook. I sail his boat, the Stlllet
to. over there," he replied.
"Hut It was not he who was with
you on the houseboat in the creek. Mr.
Holbrook was not there. Do not lie
to me. Who was the other man that
wanted you to kill Holbrook?"
He appeared mystified, and Gilles
pie, to whom I had told nothing of ray
encounter at the boat-maker's, looked
from one to the other of us with a
puzzled expression on his face.
"All ho knows is that he's hired to
sail a boat and, Incidentally, stick peo
ple with his knife," said Gillespie In
disgust. "We can do nothing till Hol
brook comes back: let's be going." ,
,Wc finally gathered up the Italian's
oars, and. carrying the captured arms,
went to the fast shore, where we put
oft in Gillespie's rowboat, trailing the
Italian's boat astern. The sailor fol
lowed us to the shore and watched our
departure In silence. We swung round
to the western shore and got my ca
noe, and there again the Italian sullen
ly watched us.
"He's not so badly marooned," said
Gillespie. "He can walk out over
"No, he'll wait for Holbrook. Ile'i
stumped now and doesn't understand
us. He has exhausted his orders and
is sick and tired of his Job. A salt
water sailor loses his snap when ho
gets as far inland as this. He'll de
mand his money when Holbrook turns
up and clear out of this."
We passed close to the Stiletto to
get a better look at her. She was the
trimmest sailing craft in those waters,
and the largest, being, I should Bay,
37 feet on the water-line, sloop-rigged,
with a cuddy large enough to house
the skipper. As we drew alongside I
stood up the better to examine her,
and the Italian, still watching us In
tently from the island, cried cut warn
ingly. "He should fly the signal, 'Owner
not on board,' " remarked Gillespie as
we pushed off and continued on our
The sun was low In the western
wood as we passed out into the larger
lake. Gillespie took soundings with
his oar la the connecting channel, and
did not touch bottom.
"You wouldn't suppose the Stiletto
could get through here; it's as shal
low as a sauce-pan; but there's plenty
and to spare," he said, as he resumed
"Hut it takes a cool head " I began,
then paused abruptly; for there, sev
eral hundred yards away, a little back
from the western shore, against a strip
of wood through which the sun burned
redly, I saw a man and a woman slow
ly walking back and forth. Gillespie,
laboring steadily at the ears, teemed
not to see them, nnd I. made no sign.
My heart raced for a moment as I
watched them pace back and forth, for
there was something familiar in both
figures. I knew that I had seen them
before and talked with them; I would
have sworn that the man wa3 Henry
Holbrook and the girl Helen; and I
was aware that when they turned,
once, twice, at the ends of the path,
the girl made some delay; and when
they went on she was toward the
lake, as though shielding tb,e man
from our observation. The last sight
I had of them the girl stood with her
back to us, pointing into the west.
Then she put up her hand to her bare
head as though catching a loosened
strand of hair; and the wind blew
back her skirts like those of the
Winged Victory. A second later the
trees stood there alertly, with the gol
den targe of the sun shining like a
giant's shield beyond; but they had
gone, and my heart was numb with
foreboding, or loneliness, and heavy
with the weight of things I did not un
derstand. Gillespie tugged hard with the bur
den of the tow at his back. I will not
deny that I was uncomfortable as I
thought of his own affair with Helen
Holbrook. He had, by any fair judg
ment, a prior claim. Her equivocal
attitude toward him and her inex
plicable conduct toward her aunt were,
I knew, appearing less and less hein
ous to me as the days passed; and I
was miserably conscious that my own
duty to Miss Patricia lay les3 heavily
I was glad when we reached Glen
arm pier, where we found IJIma hang
ing out the lamps. He gave me a tele
gram. It was from my New York ac
quaintance and read:
Holbrook left here two days ago; desti
"Come, Gillespie; you are to dine
with me," I said, when he had read the
telegram; and so wo went up to the
(TO HK CONTINUED )
COMPLIMENT FOR THE PASTOR.
Remark Not So Intended Really
Amounted to as Much.
Aaron Bancroft, the father of the
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man who revolted against the Calvin
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