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THE SCRAXTOX TKIBUXE TUESDAY MORXTXG, JAXUAItY 22, 1894.
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By A. CONAN DOYLE.
(These short serlr.l stories ere copy
righted by Bacheller. Johnson & Bachel
or, nnd aro primed lu The Tribune by
ppeclnl arrangement, simultaneous with
their BPfifamnca In the leading (luliy
Journals OS the large cities).
"We both lay still, though fooling
pretty considerably small, us you may
It's mil rlfjht: I soe you,' he con
tinund. 'Why, I have been waitinff be
liiml that lilac bush every night for the
last week, expecting to see you. I
know you couldn't resist goinff up that
ladder, when you found the windows
were to much for you Joe! Joe!'
"Yes, sir,' said a voice, and another
m'.in came from anions the bushes.
" 'Just you keep your eye on the
roof, will you, while 1 ride clown to the
elation and fetch up a couple of con
stables? Au revolr, ftonilomon! You
don t mind waiting, I suppose?' And
'nl. Morley for it was the owner of
ithe house himself strode off; and In a
few minutes we heard the rattle of his
Jiorse's hoofs going down the avenue.
"Well, sir, we felt precious silly, as
you may Imagine. It wasn't so much
having been nabbed that bothered us,
its the feeling of being naught In euoh
ft simple trap. We looked at oach other
In lilumk disgust, and then, to save our
lives, we couldn't lielp bursting Into
laughter at our own fix. However, It
was no laughing matter; so we set to
work going round the roof, and seeing
if there was a likely water pipe or any
thing fflwit might give us a chance of
escape. We hud to give It up as bad
J(jj; so wo sat down again, and made
H'P our minds to the worst. Suddenly
fin Idea flashed Into my howl, and I
proped my Way over the roof until I
felt wood under my feet. I bent down
nml found that the colonel had actually
forgotten to secure the padlock! You
will often notice, ns you go through
life, that It Is the shrewdest and most
cunning man who falls Into the most
Absurd mistakes; and this was an ex
ample of It. You may guess that we
did not lose much time, for we expected
to hear the constables every moment,
"Wo dropped through Into the lumber
room, slipped downstairs, tore open
the library Mhutters, nnd were out and
away before the astonished groom
could make out what Wad happened.
There wasn't time enough to take any
little eouvenlr with us, worse luck. I
phould (have liked to have seen the
colonel'H fare when he came hack with
the constables and found that the birds
"Did you ever come across the col
onel again?" I asked.
"Yes; we skinned him of every bit of
plnte he had, down to Bhe salt spoons,
a fow ytrs later. It was partly out of
revenge, you see, that we did It. It
was a very well-managed and daring
thing, one of the best I ever saw, and
Rll done In open daylight, too."
"How In the world did you do It?" I
"Well,, there were three of ud In It
Jim was one; and we set about It In
till way; ' We wanted to begin by got
ting the colonel out of the way, so I
wrote him a note purporting to cyme
from Squire Brotherwick, who lived
about ten miles away, and was not al
ways on the best of terms with the
master of Morley hall. 1 dressed myself
up as a groom and delivered the note
n.yself. It was to the effect that the
squire thought ho was able to lay his
hands on the scoundrels who had es
caped from the colonel a couple of years
before, and that If the colonel would
ide over they would have little dif
ficulty In securing them. I was sure
time to see a bulsness-llke closed car
drive up to the door. One of my pais
while Jim. with an official-looking hat,
was sitting very demurely on the box;
sprang out and bustled Into the hall.
' 'Now, then," I heard him say, 'look
sharp! What's for the bank? Come on'.'
" 'Walt a minute, sir,' said the butler.
"'Can't wait. There's a panic all
over the country, and they are clamor
ing for us everywhere. Must drive on
to I-ord lilackbury's place, unless you
" 'Don't go, sir!' pleaded the butler.
"You'll Never Have Any More Ttouhlo with It."
that this would have the desired ef
fect; so, after handing It in, and re
marking that I was the squire's groom,
I walked off again, as If on the way
back to my master's.
"After getting out of sight of the
house, I crouched down behind a
hedge; and, as I expected, In less than
a quarter of an hour the colonel came
swinging past me on his chestnut mare.
Now, there Is another accomplishment
I possess which I have not mentioned
to you yet, and that Is, that I can copy
any handwriting that I see. It is a
very easy trick to pick up If you only
give your mind to it. . I happened to
have come across one of Colonel Mor
ley"s letters some days before, and I
can write so that even now I defy an
expert to detect 0' difference between
the hnnds. This was a great assistance
to mo now, for I tore a leaf out of my
pocketbook and wrote something to this
" 'As Squire Brotherwick has seen
some suspicious characters about, and
the house may be attempted again, I
have sent down to the bank,, and or
dered them to send up their bank-cart
to convey the whole of the plate to a
place of safety. It will save us a good
deal of anxiety to know 'that It Is In
absolute security. Have It packed up
and ready, and give the bearer a glass
"Having composed this precious
epistle, I addressed it to the' butler,
and carried It bnck to the Hull, saying
that their masteri had overtaken me on
the way and asked me to deliver It. I
was taken in nnd made much of down
stairs; while a great packing-case was
dragged into the hall, and the plate
stowed away, among cotton-wool and
stuffing. It was nearly ready; when I
heard the sound of wheels upon the
gravel, and' sauntered round Just In
'There s only this one rope to tie.
Tiicre; It is ready now. You'll look
after It, won't you?'
" 'That we will. You'll never have
any more trouble with It now,' said Jim,
helping to push the groat case Into the
" 'I think I had better go with you
and see It stowed away in the bank,'
Buid the butler.
" 'AH right," said Jim, nothing
abashed. 'You can't come In the car,
though, for Lord Hlackbury's box will
take up all the spare room. Let's ce
It's 12 o'clock now. Well, you U
wailtlng at the tank door at half-pawt
1, and you will Just catch us."
" 'AH right half-past 1,' said the but
ler. " 'Oood-day,' cried my chum; and
away went the oar, while I made a bit
of a short cut and caught It around a
turn of the iroad. We drove right off
tmto the niexit county, got a. down-tivuln
to (London, and toefora midnight the
coloniil's isllver was fused Into a solid
I could not help laugWng n.t the ver
satility of the old Kcntidrel. "It was
a danlng game to play," I said.
"It Is always the daring game which
BUcoeeds 'best," he answered.
At this point the (train began to show
symtoms of flowing down, and my
companion put on his overcoat and
gave other signs of being neair the end
of his Journey. "You are going on to
Dover?" ho maid. ,
"For the continent?"
"How long do you intend to travel?"
"Only for a week or so,"
"Well, I mut leave you here. (You
will remember my name, won't you?
John WillUle, I ant pleased to have mot
you. Is my umbrella behind you?" he
added, stretching across. "No; I beg
your pardon. Here it Is in the corner;"
and with tin affable smile, the ex
eraeksman stepped out, bowed, and
disappeared among the crowd upon the
I lit another cigar, laughed as I
thought of my late companion, and
lifted up the Times, which he had left
behind him. The bell had run, the
wheels were already revolving, when,
to my astonishment, a palld face looked
in at me through the window. It was
so contorted nnd agitated that I hardly
recognized the features which I had
been gazing upon during . the last couple
of hours. "Here, take It," he said
"take It. It's hardly worth my while to
rob you of seven pounds four shillings;
bin I couldn't resist once more trying
my hand;" nnd he Hung something into
the carriage and disappeared.
It was my old leather purse, with my
return ticket, nnd the whole of my
traveling expenses. His newly awak
ened conscience had driven Mm to in
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Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
January 21, 22 and 23.
The Comedy-Drama of the Season,
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Tho Ordinal Ml Star Cast with "A BAR.
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Two performances daily at S.3J and 8.13 p. m.
Noxt Attraction-"SI DE-TRACKED."
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lost tinning or any kind by many years,
and it's cost does not exceed one-fifth that
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