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EVENIffft IE-POE-PHTUADEIJPTTTX MOKDAY, MAY 3, 1915;
ANf O IT T
By LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE, Author df "The Lone Wolf," "The Brass Bowl," Etc.
Copyrltht, 1914, by Louli Joseph Vnce.
Pilly Mnver, ST years old, out of work
tnil denperate, in locked out on the- roof
of lier house, In New York. Driven to ;eek
helter by h etotm ehe tries tho triip-tloor
ef other houses and finally enters the house
of a rich family. No one la at home ana
Pally, fascinated by beautiful clothes,
changes her own for them. As she Is leav
ing she sees a man trying: to open a safe.
As he works and aa she watches, the man
Is suddenly attacked by another burglar.
The two men grapple and the first Is likely
to be overwhelmed when Sally breaks In,
Mires a revoUer which has been droppM
In the scuffle, and coer the men The
one In blue serge, the first burglar, as
sumes that she la helping him, and they
drle out the other. Then Sally fltea from
th house. ,, .
AVandirlng nlmlisaty. Saltv meets the bur
glar she haa befriended at orand Central
Station, and Insist that he get her an ac
commodation to Boston. Troy ro vow1.i
the restaurant, and here tho burglar -re-tends
that Sfllly la one. of Ills Profe'slnp-,,..
The "burglar5, rexoala himself ns aUer
Savage, brother of the cmner of the house
Into which sally blundered Ho as opening
the safe, of which ho had forgotten tho
romblnnllon, when the true burglar attacked
him. Aa Sally heara this confession, Adele
Blandish, n dhorcee, tho sister of SaJ,
comes in. The matter la 'P'Slnf.11 A0,;"!
and the brother and sister nek S'y 0.e?,me
as secretary to thtlr aunt. They fake a
letter of recommendation and all take tna
owl train to Boston. o,..ji.i,
A telegram nnnnunccs that the Slanaisti
home liaa been robbed after ill, apparently
by tho burglar who was first driven on.
Mrs Blandish askB Sally to say nothing;
of Saiago'a preaenco In the houae so tnat
h- may collect her burglar Insurance
There nro tn men staying nt the house,
Lyttleton and Trogo . The former attracts
Sall very much. The latter Is a West
erner, who seems out of place and uho
feels that Sally, too, Ii "an outsider." He
tries to be friends with her.
Leaving it barely ajar, eho stepped out
beneath tho stars, hesitated for n, mo
ment of cautious reconnaissance, then
darted across an open space of moonllRht
as BWlftlv as the shadow of a cloud wind
sped athwart tho moon, nnd so Rained tho
sheltering shadow of tho high hedge be
tween tho formal garden and tennis court.
The dow-drenched turf that bordered
the paths muffled - her footsteps ns
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Ins circumspectly In shadow, tho bet
ter to escape observation from any of tho
windows, sho gained at length that cor
ner of the terrace overlooking tho water
where sho and Trego had paused for their
Nothing now prevented her from appre
ciating the view to tho full. Enchanted,
sho withdrew a llttlo way from tho brow
of the clirt to a seat on tho stono wall,
overshadowed by tho hedge, and for a
long tlmo sat there motionless, content.
Below her tho harbor lay steel gray
and still within Its guardian headlands, a
hundred slim, whlto pleasure craft riding
Its silent tide. Far out a Sound steamer
crawled like some amphibious glowworm,
Its triple tier of deck lights almost
blended into one. Farther stilt tho lights
of tho mainland glimmered low upon tho
horizon. , . , , ,. ,
At a little distanco and a point Invisible
an incautious footstep grated upon a
gravel path of tho terraco nnd was In
But the girl, stiffened to rigidity In her
place, fancied sho could hear tho whisper
of grass beneath stealthy feet.
Abruptly a man came out into broad
moonlight and, pausing on a stono plat
form at tho edge of the cliff by tho head
of tho long, steep, wooden zigzag of stairs
to the sands, looked back toward tho
Sally held her breath But her heart
was llko a mod thing tho man was Don
ald Lyttleton. Ho still wore evening
dress, but had exchanged the formal coat
for that hybrid garment which Sally had
lately learned should not bo termed a
tuxedo. Tho brim of a soft, dark hat
masked his eyes. Ho carried one shoul
der stiffly, as if holding something in tho
hollow of his arm. Sho could not maka
out or iniaglno what this might be.
His hesitation was brief. Satisfied, ho
swung round to the stairway, In nnother
Instant had vanished. Only light footfalls
on tho wooden steps told of a steady
descent, and at the same time furnlsnca
assurance that Sally had not victimized
herself with a waking vision bred of her
The footfalls, not loud at best, had be
come Inaudible before sho found courage)
to approach tho platform. With infinite
pains to avoid a sound, sho peered over
thn edge of Its stono parapet.
For a little the gulf swam giddily be.
ncath her who was never quite) easy at
any unusual height. But Bho set herself
with determination to master this weak
ness and presently was able to examine
the beach with a cleaV vision.
It was only partially shadowed by tho
cliffs, but that shadow was dense, and
outside it nothing stirred. None the less,
after a time sho was able to discern Lyt
tlston's figure kneeling on the sands at
the Immediate foot of the cliff, a hundred
feet or so to one side of the steps. And
while she' watched ho rose, stood for a
little staring out to sea, wasted a num
ber of matches lighting a cigarette (which
seemed curious. In view of tho unbroken
cnlrn), and moved on out of sight be
yond a shoulder of stone.
Sho waited fully ten minutes; but he
did not reappear.
Then, retreating to her seat on the
tone wall, she waited as long again still
no sign of Lyttleton.
But something else marked that second
period of waiting that Intrigued her no
less than the mysterious actions of her
beloved this although she could Imagine
no Jink between tho two
Some freak of chance drew her atten
tion to a small, dark shape, with one
staring red eye, that was Bteallng quietly
across the Sound in tho middle distance
of Indefinite contour against the darken
ing waters, but undoubtedly a motorboat,
since there was no wind to drive any sail
ing vessel at its pace, or Indeed at any
pace at all.
While she watched It Incuriously It
camo to a dead pause, and so remained
for several minutes. Then, deliberately,
with infinitely sardonic effect, It winked
Us single eye of red at her winked por
tentously three times.
She made nothing of that, and In her
profound Ignorance of all things nautical
might have considered It some curious bit
of sea etiquette had she not, the next In
stant, caught out of the corner of her eye
the sudden glow of a window lighted In
the second story of Gosnold House.
As she turned In surprise the light went
out. a pause or perhaps so seconds en
sued. Then the window shone out again
one In the left wing, the wing at the end
of which her bedchamber was located.
But when she essayed to reckon the rooms
between It and her own It turned black
against, and after another 20 seconds once
more shone out and once more was
After this It continued stubbornly black,
and by the time Sally gave up trying to
determine precisely which window it had
been, and turned her gaze seaward again,
the boat had vanished. Its lights, at
least, were no longer visible, and it was
many minutes before the girl Succeeded In
locating the blur It made on the face of
the waters, It seemed to be moving, but
the distance was so great that she could
not be sure which way.
A slgpal yes, obviously; but between
whom and for what purpose?
TVho was on that boat? And who the
tenant Of that room of the flashing win
dow? She was satisfied that the latter
was one of a row of six windows to three
rooms occupied by Mrs. Blandish, Mrs.
Artemas, and a. pretty young widow who
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m n R F? a girl's adventures
had arrived late Saturday nflernoon and
whoso name Sally had yet to learn.
Sho pondered It all with ever-deepening
perplexity until a change camo over tho
night a wind stirred, leaves rattled,
boughs soughed plaintively, tho waters
wakened and filled tho void of sllenco
with soft clnshlng. Then, shivering. Bally
rose and crept back toward tho house.
But when she paused on the edge of tho
last shadow, preparatory to tho dash
across tho moonlit space to the door, a
step sounded bestdo her, a hand caught
at her cloak.
She started back with a stifled cry.
"Steady!" Lyttleton's volco counseled
guardedly. "Don't make a row! Blessed
If It ain't Miss Manwnrlng!"
Plucking peremptorily at her cloak,
Lyttleton drew tho girl to him and, seiz
ing her hand, without further ceremony
dragged her round tho clump of shrubbery
to a spot sccuro from observation.
Sho submitted without a hint of resist
ance. But sho was trembling violently,
and tho contact with his hand was as flro
to her blood.
Pausing, he atared and""taughed uncer
"Of all people!" ho said In an under
tone. "I never for an Instant thought of
Controlling her volco tolerably, sho
asked directly: "How did you got up
again without my seeing you?"
"Simply enough by tho stops of the
place next door. I saw you watching mo
saw your head over tho odgo of tho
landing, black ngntnst tho sky and know
I'd novcr know who It was, unless by
strategy. So I camo up the other way and
cut ncross to head you off."
Ho added, nfter a pause, with a semt
apologetlo air; "What do you mean by
"Watching mo this way spying on
"But I didn't mean to. I wns as sur
prised to see you as you were, Just now,
to see me."
HU eyes searched hers suspiciously.
Flushing, sho endeavored to assume some
llttlo dignity drew up, lifted her chin, re
sumed possession of her hand.
"Of course," Bho said In an Injured
"Sure Mrs. suro nobody Eent you to
spy on mo?"
"I want to believe you."
"You've no right not to!"
"But what, will you tell me, are you
doing out here this tlmo of night?"
"I came out because I wanted to T was
restless, couldn't sleep."
Ho reflected upon this doubtfully.
"Funny freak," he remarked.
"I don't mean to be. Forglvo me. I'm
only puzzled "
"So nm I puzzled." sho retorted with
spirit. "Suppoho you tell mo what you're
doing out hero nt this tlmo of night
down en tho bench anxious to escnpo
notice. If you ask me, I call that n fun
nier freak than mine!"
"Quito so," ho agreed soberly; "and a
very reasonable retort. Onlv I can't tell
you. It's er a private matter."
"So I presumed "
"Look here. Miss Manwarlng, this Is a
serious business with me. Give me your
"What makes that essential? Why do
you think I'd He to ou7"
It was just that llttlo quaver prefacing
her last two words which precipitated the
affair. But for It a question natural
enough under the circumstances would
have proved Innocuous. But for tho lifo
of her sho could not control her volco; on
thoso simple words It bioke, and so tho
question became confession confession,
accusation and challenge, all In one.
It created first a pause, an Instant of
breathless suspense, whllo Lyttleton
stared In doubt nnd Sally steeled herself,
with nn effect of trembling, reluctant,
upon tho brink of some vast mystery.
Then: "To mo," ho said slowly. "You
mean me to understand you might He to
another but not to me?"
Her response was little better than a
gasp. "You know It!"
Ho acknowledged this with half a nod;
ho knew It well, too well.
And sho must have seemed very lonely
to the man in that moment of defiance.
She saw his eyes lighten with a singular
flash, saw his face darken suddenly In the
pallngj moonlight and heard tho sharp
slbtlance of his Indrawn breath.
And whether or not It was so, sho fan
cied tho wind had fallen, that tho night
was hushed onco more, nnd now more
profoundly thnn It had over been, as
though the very world were standing still
She heard him cry, almost angrily, "Oh,
damn It, I must not!"
And with that sho was In his armB, sob
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bing, panting, going to heaven against his
Then fell a lull. Sho was conscious that
his embrace relaxed a trifle, heard tho
murmur of his consternation: "Oh, this
Is madness, madness!"
Cut when sho tried to release herself
his amis tightened.
"No!" ho said thickly, "not now-not
after this! Don't. I lovo you!"
She braced her hands against his breast,
StrilEBled. thrust him nunv from her.
found herself frco at last '
"You don't!" sho Bobbed miserably.
"you don't love me. Don't llo to mo'
Let mo go!"
"Why do you say that? You lovo me,
and I "
"Don't say Itl It Isn't truo. I know
I throw mynelf at your head. What clso
could you do7 You caro nothing about
mo; to you I'm Just one more silly
woman. No; let mo be, please! You do
not lovo mo you don't, you don't, you
Ho shrugged, Tollnqulahtd his effort to
recapture her, muttered uncertainly,
"Blessed If I know "
Recovering a little, she drew her hands
swiftly ncross fnco and eyes that still
burned with his kisses.
"Oh," she cried brokenly, "why did
you-why did I "
"What's tho good of asking that' It's
done now!" ho argued with a touch of
aggrieved resentment. "I didn't menn-I
mean to I don't know what I meant'
Only never this."
Ho took an Impatient stride or two in
iho shelter of tho shadow turned back to
her, expostulant, "It's too bad! I'd have
given worlds "
"But now I'vo gone and dono It'" she
retorted bitterly. In chngrln, hor own In
dignation mounted. "It Is too bnd, poor
Mr. L,yttiotoni '
That wns too much; ho camo oloser nnd
grasped her wrist. "Why do you talk
that wny to mo?" ho demanded wrath
fullv. "What havo I dono "
"You? Nothing!" iho broke In, -roughly
wrenching her hand freo In .a fury of
humiliation. "Do you ever do nnythlng?
Isn't tho womin nlwaja tho aggressor?
Never your fault of course not! But
don't, please, worry; I sha'n't over re
mind you. You ro qulto froo to go and
forget what's happened as quickly oh you
Sho scrubbed tho knuckles of ono hand
roughly across her quivering lips. "For
get!" sho cried. Oh, If only I might
over But that's my penance, tho morti
fication of remembering how I took nd
vnntago of tho chivalry of a man who
didn't caro for me and couldn't!"
"You don't know that." Lyttleton re
torted. Provoked to Imprudcnco by this
sudden contrarloty, this strange Inconsist
ence, he mado a futile attempt to regain
her hand. "Don't bo foolish. Can't you
Son I'm ctnzy nbout you?"
"Oh. jes!" Bho laughed, contemptuous.
"You'ro no fool," ho declared hotly.
"You know well you can't a woman llko
you play with a man llko mo as if he
wero a child. I tell you I "
Ho checked himself with a firm hand;
since, It scorned, shn was ono who took
such matters seriously. "I'm mad about
you," he repented In n. more subdued
tone, "nnd I'd glvo nnythlng If . Only
tho deuco of It Is. I can't "
"You can't afford to!" sho snapped
him up "Oh. I understand ou perfectly.
Didn't I warn you I wns penniless? You
can't nfford to lovo a penniless nobody,
can you? a shop-girl masquerading In
borrowed finery! No please don't look
so Incredulous: you must havo guessed.
Anyway, that's nil I am, or was a shop
girl out of work before I was brought
hero to bo Mrs. Gosnold's secretary- And
that's all I'll bo tomortow, or as soon ns
ever sho learns that I waylay her men
guests at all hours and steal their
"Sho won't learn that from me," said
Lyttleton, "not If you hold your tonguo."
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And sho wns In his arms, RoiiiR
She drew back a pace, ns though ho had
mado to Btrlko hor, nnd for a moment
was speechless, staring Into tho new
countenance ho showed hor tho set, cold
mask of tho In'olent, conquering mnlo.
And chagilti ate at her henrt llko an nclii,
so thnt inwardly sho writhed with tho
pain of It.
"I" sho breathed, Incredulously. "I
hold my tonguo! Oh! Do iou think for
nn instant I'm anxious to ndvertlso my
"It's a bargain, then?" ho suggested
coolly. "For my part, I don't mind ad
mitting I'd much rather It didn't ovor
bocomo known that I, too. was let's say
troubled with Insomnia tonight But If
you say nothmg, and I Bay nothing
why, of course, there's not much I
wouldn't do for you, my dear!"
After a llttlo sho said quietly, "Of
courso I deserved this. But I'm glad now
It turned out tho way it has. Two min
utes ago 1 wns wild with tho shamo of
making msclf to cheap ns to let you of
being such a fool ns to dream you could
lower yourself to tho lovol of a woman
not what you'd call your social equal, who
could so far forget hor dignity ns to let
you seo sho caicd for you. But, of course,
slnco I am not that your peer but only
a shop-girl, I'm glad It's happened. Bo
causo now I understand snmo things bet
teryou, for example. I understand you
very well now too well!"
Sho laughed quietly to nis uasnea
to heaven afrainst his lips.
countenance "Oil, I'm cured, no fearl"
and turned as if to leave him.
Ho proved, however, unexpectedly loath
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har; he had. iuspectod ns much from the)
very ft rat; connoisseur that he was, his
flair had not deceived him.
His lips tightened, his eyes glimmered
And she was, In a way, at his mercy.
If what she said of herself wero true, he
need only speak at word and she would be
as good as thrown out. Even Abigail
Oosnotd couldn't protect her, Insist on
pcoplo Inviting a shop-girl to their houses.
And If such drudgery wero really what
she had come up from, you might bo sure
sho'd break hor heart rathor than forfeit
alt this that she had galnod.
And then again eho had been all for him
from the very first. Sho had admitted as
much out of her own mouth, Her own
mouth, for that matter, had taken his
kisses and hungrily, or ho was no Judgo
of kissing. Only the surprise of It, his
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lost her to him. Not quite, however; It
was not yet too late; and though tho risk
was great, tho penalty heavy If ho wero
discovered carrying on an affair under
this roof, the game was well worth tho
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and thus It happened that, when she
turned to go, ho etepped quiokly to hor
side and Bald quietly, 'Oh, please, my
dear one minute."
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The Unexpected humility of hltf to. .
mixed with the Impudent of thai terri-.f
endearment, so struck tier that aha Km
tated despite the counsel of & eound in
"We mustn't part this: way mlsundar
standing one another." ho Instated. lnor
Ing the hostility In her attltudo And moatt- j
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"Three words." Ho drew still hearer.
"I've said them once tonight Wilt yeatj
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meant what I saldi but I was carried out
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You misunderstood, misconstrued, nnd
before I could correct you I'd lost ray
"You said cruel things. Just enough, n&
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I let you do me that injustice because
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