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Being a tale of Master Roger Selby, once
esquire in the service of His Grace the
Marquis of Worcester.
Copyright, 1X06, by Bacholler,
Those of my lord marquis house
hold who like myself were noble, or at
leaBt gentle-born, were wont to serve
him at his meat, and to remain In at
tendance, until my lord went Into his
closet. This was at hlRh noon; there
fore It chanced oftentimes that Scuda
more, dough and others among my
mates were not risen from their meal
until three of the clock. In faith, on
this July eventide, 1C45. 'twas nlgher
lour when we saw the tables bare, and
et to play at bowls In the lower pleas
aunce. The troublousness of the times
rumoring his majesty's defeat, ktrt us
within bounds, and the confinement
which it occasioned caused us heav
iness of spirit, so that the sport went
but tamely. Truth to tell, I was as deep
In the dumns as well could be a stout
lad of seventeen, and was Idly kicking
my ball over the clipped turf, when one
of the pages came to the wicket, crying
that peddlers were at the great gate
with news of the war. At the word,
we were all off, spurning the grass with
our heels, nor were we late at the feast,
for on near approach we found old
Cooke, the gate-keeper, two men-at-arms,
and a score of Idle grooms hold
ing parley with the chap-men. Scuda
more and I stood aside, hearkening to
the fellow's tale, which, as we Baddened
to learn later on, was a very tissue of
lying, but which then, as it spoke of
victory to the king's forces, warmed
ub to the heart. We or Raglan had
been perforce so well kept within wall,
that we were wearied out and so gave
the tale more credence that at busier
moments. Yet even 1, although 1 held
the fellow's words In a fair belief, did
not snare my doubts, by reason of his
villainous appearance and shifty eye,
and was no less Inclined to credit him
for the gllbness of his tale. Moreover
I fell to Inward laughing at the sim
plicity of the audience, who stood about
with their mouths agape swallowing
the tale as t'were their small-beer, and
breaking In with a reverential 'oh!"
"ah!" "marry now!" as though the ped
fller were no less than Prince Rupert.
Cooke was such an old shrew, that I
was not loathe to behold him so gulled,
and fell to much laughter when the
peddler was borne off to revel In the
Kitchen tower. Strangers were not
readily admitted to Raglan In those
days, nor perchance would this one
have been, had my Lord Charles, or my
lord of Worcester himself, been stirring
to see him pass. But earlier that day
dispatches had been brought In haste
to the marquis; he had at dinner shown
much preoccupation of countenance,
and was even now closely conferring
with my Lord Charles and Dr. Bailey,
so that 'twas no great wonder he was
not about to behold the peddler's tri
umph. I was deeper than ever In the dumps,
and was returning slothfully to my dis
taseful vastime when Mtoyle, my lord's
usher, called to me that I was looked
for Instantly In the closet So thither
I turned my steps, glad of Piny occupa
tion, and tapped respectfully upon the
"Twa my lord himself bade me en
ter, and the Instant I closed the door
behind me I felt a plucking at my heart
that told me that this was no trivial
erand; that here lay my chance to make
or mar my fortunes. For my lord's
voice rang deeper than with Its accus
tomed garrulous) pipe of age, his brow
was deeply ploughed with thought, and
when he fixed me with his eye 'twas
with a dreadful, probing gaze, as 'twere
to challenge my fidelity, very different
rrom his usual habit of Jesting toler
ance. Mine honored master, then gray tn
years, was a man of girth and great
bulk, much enfeebled by his Infirmi
ties, so that he rarely stood or walked
about, but sat continually In a great
chair by the window. Dr. Ba41ey, his
chaplain, sat over against him, and
made a squint at me to express reas
surance, for my lord's sternness of vls-
sage had cast me Into a hurried self-
catechism as to my misdoings.
My lord began without preliminary,
. hearkening at once to the core of the
"Roger Selby," he said, folding be
fore him one withered' hand, "Dr.
Bailey here has given me such hope
-of you, that I have, on his advice,
chosen you from those of my household,
for an especial service."
This preface so gladdened and
.mated me that I could make him no
adequate answer beyond bowing and
murmuring my fidelity.
"You are, I know, a hardy and active
youth," proceeded my lord, in the same
deepened voice. "I have the assurance
of Dr. Bailey that you are faithful and
brave. That you are discreet I have
voucher by your bearing in my house
hold. This is, above all, an opportun
ity for your discretion and dispatch.
.If you are content to do my bidding
with swiftness and exactitude, asking
no questions, seeking to know no more
than what is under your nose and
keeping a close tongue In your mouth
afterwards, now is your chance equally
to serve me, your king and country."
"I thank your lordship," I made re
ply. "In this matter I shall move as
your lordship's hand will you tell me
your lordship's desire?"
"You make no protestations," he
laid, knitting hia brows at me.
' "There is no need, my lord. They
sin but mane my weakness apparent
hould I fail, your lordship, and they
aonor me put uttie it i ao well."
"Then to work," pursued my lord.
In kindlier tones, as one not ill-pleased
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with my reply; "hearken to me, lad.
This night upon eleven of the clock
receive a visitor of whose coming no
soul In Raglan must be cognisant save
our three selves. It will be your tasK
to conduct this person to me. jou
know the bill beyond Raglan village
where the thorn hedge grows?"
1 signified assent.
O.jod." Mv lord's voice grew sharn
and commanding.. "Leave Raglan when
ten o'clock has sounded, by the secret
passage In the Yellow tower. Your de
uarture must of course be swift, and
unirhallemred bv friend or foe. Bear
a luntorn with vou. but take heed you
set It not alight till you are well under
the brow of the hill beyond Raglan
walls. There wait by the roadside till
you are accosted by a mounted cavalier,
to whom you Bhall address tne woras:
'Whose horse ride you?' If he reply
'The king's,' 'tis very well; take you the
bridle-reins and lead him Instanter to
the door of the passage, where he will
dismount. Thence lend him straight
way here, to me. You' can use a
'On occasion, yes, my lord," I replied,
gaining more assurance, and Dr. Bailey
Interposed, lauding my swordsmanship
with such praise as, minding me of
many a bygone trick on the good man,
my cheeks reddened to hear.
"Then remember that on this occa
sion you must use It well," my lord
cried out, shaking one gouty hand at
me. "Should you be stayed, or ques
tioned I care not by whom 'tis a turn
of your sword, I say! Bear it naked
before you, and never let past the
thought that you are the safe-guard of
him you lead."
"I will bear a brace of pistols like
wise, an' your lordship think It well."
"1 do assuredly, hut with this arma
ment, my cockerel, be not reckless
either, but bear yourself with the cau
tion of a man-of-arms."
I entreated my master to repeat his
Instructions, which I then felt toler
ably sure of, and on this I bowed and
left him, containing my excitement,
and with as unmoved a face as ever
I wore in my life. The one question I
longed to put, I choked into my teeth,
namely whv he had chosen me. a lad,
for so important a mission when he
was surrounded by old and tried servl-
THE DOOR OPENED UPON A
tors. Upon reflection, however, I made
a shrewd guess that my lord would
rather entrust to the enthusiasm end
youthful romance of a boy. than to the
keener sight and calmer brains of one
who bore knowledge of his affairs.
'Twas among the softest of Julv davs.
and the sweet summer air breathed on
my forehead as I crossed the court. All
things looked fair to me; I wan touched
with pride; my pulse beat with adven
ture, and my heart with lovaJtv: In
Imagining I beheld myself early in ad
vancement, guerdoned with the trust of
my superiors. What the service signi
fied to which I was hidden, I hazarded
no guess, my lord had forbidden such
conjecture. Nevertheless I could not
but surmise from the secret manner of
this embassy, that it concerned some
weighty business of state, some turn of
fortunes wneel lor k nsr or oarllament.
some anchor for the storm-tossed bark
of the Stuarts. And my soul glowed
at the thought that I, Roger Selby, bore
a. imn m ims, anu that perchance the
roll of history might l..,u h
among those great.
Plunged Into high thoughts. I
shunned my mates, and among the fra
grant rains of the Pleasaunco wan
dered musingly until sundown.
now J was by nature studious, pi vim
to r.p.T.dfng my hours over Tacitus or
S'llly. bc it was remarked of nurn? iSres-
ont thut I drew apart after the evening
meal, and got me to my chamber. From
by window-pane the Fountain canrt
seemed a blazing chequer-work f light ;
iiiu-.j nuwea lonn in snatches on the
night air; and although dark clouds
had r.'sen to gloom the heavens, all Rag
Inn p c wed like a beacon. Speedily us
might be I got me into my bu.T coat
and riding breeches, buckled on ray
sword-belt and tried my weapon, and
fitted a tallow dip Into the horn lantern
Dr. Bailey had caused to be placed in
my toom. Thus equipped I bent my
spirit to patience for more than an
hour, which time of waiting I passed In
fitting meditations, and In the repeti
tion of my lord's nstructlons. As time
sped on, light after light glimmered
out, the music ceased, the velvet soft
turf was overhung with a pall of black
ness, and night seemed to brood over
Raglan like some mighty bird. When
the hour had struck I rose, opened cau
tiously the door of my chamber court,
and at the Yellow tower, without the
tap of a footfall. The hidden passage,
by which I was to make my sortie, was
no secret to the Inmates of the castle,
being but lately digged at my lord's
command, and leading under the moat
of the Keep to the highway beyond the
outer wall. The bolts, I found, had
been touched with oil, and it opened
without a creak of the hinges. In our
good days, many a time had I raced
through the blackness of it. so that
the procedure had naught of novel for
me.- I stepped firmly, knowing each
step, and laying my hand without fall
on the knob which led me out into the
I now stood under the curve of the
hill, up to my knees In mire, for the
door opened upon a ditch, and out of
gait of the castle shrouded in its veil
of trees. No sound of man smote my
fws at I stood allstenlng, naught save
the whistle of the night wind that had
vrt up his pipe at sundown. This wind
mude a, pretty crackling and rustling
among the thorn bushes, and blew bits
of straw Into my face as I strove to
shield the wick of my lantern while
setting it alight. This done, I rlam
beied to the thorn hedge, the wind's
noise leading me to it, and there sat
me down to wait. The highway curled
by me, going up hill on my left hand
nu down hill on my right. The wind
flowed cold along it, but I was shel
tered by the kindly thorn-bush and
did not feel it unduly. There was no
moon, nor even a star, so I was fain
to turn from the heavens to my own
lantern wherein the flame twisted, and
Thus sat I, for what seemed a long
space, when suddenly the breese
brought tor my ears a faint and steady
soi-nd, the tread of horses, more than
. I THRUST OUT MY LANTERN.
one and stepping slowly. My heart
rang loud In my ears at this, and l
thrust my tell-tale lantern deep Into the
thorn-bush till I should know what
thid portended. The sound came near
er, climbing up the hill toward me, then
ceased a little way off, and I could hear
the shifting of the horses . as tney
rubbed and muzzled each other. This
continued for a space along with the
whisperings of men's voices, than over
the brow of the hill, dark against the
one clear quarter of the sky. grew the
figure of a man on horseback, one who
rode with drooping head and slack rein.
He came on slowly, looking to right and
left, until he all but overrid me; but
I rose under the horse's foot and thrust
out my lantern, so that lie mlgnt see
"Fair sir. whose steed ride you?" I
asked, with as much firmness of tone
as I could muster.
A very gentle voice made answer to
Upon this there fell a silence, for as
I had made no manner of guess at the
rank of my accoster, I was put to It
by what title to address him. He him
self spoke the next word.
"I am at your leadership, sir. I fol
I slipped to the horse's head, and
took his bridle rein and, doing this,
the lantern's light fell clear on me, for
the gentleman moved in the saddle,
saying: "My lord of Worcester has In
good sooth chosen a young messenger!"
"And therefore the better to serve
him with all my strength," I answered.
"Yet, methinks, for so dangerous an
errand he has more fitting and tried es
quires?" the voice remained gentle, and
emboldened me in replying: "Mayhap,
he thought it best if there be danger,
that these should not suffer it, my
The man sighed, and we spoke no
We gained the ditch, fighting the new
arisen wind, and I assisted the cavalier
to alight, opened the door for him and
put the lantern Into his hand, bidding
him enter. This he did with Arm step,
while I tethered the horse to a near
stump, and returned bearing my bared
sword. The night was quiet, yet I
felt a shiver of distrust.
"You go well armed," said he, as we
prepared to set forth.
"There may be need," I replied.
"Will your honor permit me to be your
In this manner we set forward, I go
ing first with the light held aloft, and
naked blade cleaving the darkness of
the passage. 'Twas of necessity a
Blower Journey than when I had come
alone, for my companion stumbled at
the Irregularities of the way, groped
somewhat fearfully with his hands,
and muttered under his breath. Al
though I turned on moments to aid
him, yet I never clearly saw what man
ner of man I was conducting, save that
he wore fair hair curled over the lace
collar of his buff-coat, and was In fig
ure thin, not much over my own height.
His dress was that of a simple cavalier,
but there was wrought hold-work at
his sword-hilt, at his ear I caught the
gieam oi a great pearl, and on his
breast hung the miniature of a lady,
richly encased and rimmed with bril
liants. The hand that caught betimes
at my shoulder, or the wall, was white
anu aciicate, but or the race under the
shadow of his beaver, I saw not a fea
ture. We passed on, neither sneaking, save
a word on my part to charge him of a
step or pitfall, till we came out in the
gallery of the Keep, and thence upon
the draw-bridge, where, to be sure. I
snuffed my lantern. The castle lay In
utter silence, as 'twere empty of life,
In my lord's closet not the tiniest spark
showed that we were stayed for. Hut
my heart sung as we crept upon the
stair, and I thought at once to taste the
sweetness of my patron's praise. This
as It turned out I was not yet to have,
for when we stood, the visitor and I,, be
fore my lord marquis' door 'twas open
to my companion only, and I was bid
den by Dr. Bailey in a few short words
to remain in attpnlnncp In th on.
I NEVER SAW CLEARLY WHAT
MANNHK Of MAN I WAS
chamber. This, to make no lies about
the matter, very greatly disconcerted
me. I had been appointed to a place of
trust, responsiDie actions had been
thrust Into my hands, and I looked
roollshly ror something further; to
enter where the other had entered, to
Btiare witn mm tne counsel or my bet
Instead of which I was here, on the
wrong side or tne door, like anv ward
robe page, bidden to stand like a child
mi x was Bpoxen to. uon was my
vanity, and such my discomfiture.
Nevertheless as I stood on guard In the
silence of the sleeping room my head
began to hum with visionary honors, I
saw myself foremost In the turmoils of
war, a belted knight at the feet of his
majesty. Then the excitement which
had throbbed till now tn my veins
liowea out, leaving me weaic and wearv:
I recalled that the hour was past mid
night, and In my despite mine eyes be
gan to glue together.
The opening of the door asralnst
whose panel I had leaned my heavy
head started me broad awake, as a
man came iortn, tne strong light of the
wax torcnes Dealing against his face.
He stood regarding me; and in that
gaie, tuna, weary ana unutterably sor
rowfuL by the high white forehead, the
flowing hair. I saw In a Hash, it was ut
other than the king blinself based as
I was by sleep, and bewidernwnt. this
conviction struck me like a hand on
the shoulder to iny knees, saying no
Ah." said Charles, playfully, "it Is
our candle-bearer!" .
Still I spoke not. for my voice would
"Your majesty must assuredly be
fatigued, will you not at once to your
chamber?" said my lord's voice. "Alas
that circumstance forbid my offering
your majesty a suitable train! Myself
as waiting gentleman and the good
doctor for usher, but for sewer and
Good friend." broke in the king.
"I am too proud after this night that
you should serve me as a waiting
gentleman. Get you to your rest, we
beseech you. And bethink you. my
lord, we are now soldiers: we live In
tents; we have cast aside the ceremoni
ous trapping of a court. This lad here
will serve my turn as page; that Is,"
he continued, "if he will consent, even,
for a night, to exchange your service
for that of an unhappy gentleman who
has no gold nor preferment to offer
him?" He tendered me his hand as
he spoke, and I set my lips to it, though
indeed, I found it icy cold. A ' few
broken words only could I say, but they
caused htm to smile on me the kindlier.
"Then let us forward." said the king,
more cheerfully, turning once more to
his host. My lord had, by the help of
Dr. Bailey's arm. gotten to his knees.
His face, as I could see. looked strange
and sad, as he strove to kiss his majes
ty's hand, but the king prevented him.
"Old and tried servant," he said, and
the sweetness of his tone accounted at
once for the devotion of his friends;
"between thou and us this night there
must be none or this. Age and good
deeds should kneel to God alone."
My lord was, as I could see plainly.
affected by this to the breaking point
"Sire," he said, as Charles helped him
once more to his feet, "I have not a
thought In my heart that tends not
to the services of my God and you!"
Upon this he waved us away, that we
might not behold him weep.
Dr. Bailey lighted the king tn silence
to his chamber, which he had often
times occupied, the casement thereof
opening upon a fair wide sweep of field
and park. In this prospect his majesty
had been wont to take much delight,
and 'twas a token of his heavy spirit
that he said no word of It on entering.
The king unbuckled his sword upon
a table and flung himself, silent. Into
an arm-chair, while the doctor, having
set down the waxen candle, respectful
ly withdrew. I, as page, stretched my
self before the arras till I should be
needed, for the king had refused all
proffers of our respectful assistance,
and now sat in his chair, head on hand,
sorrow visibly widening upon his brow,
the very picture of one who had aban
THE KINO TOOK HIS ASSAILANT
, BY THE WRIST.
I was no fool, and knew better than
to intrude on his privacy, but my throat
swelled with tears at his desolate plight
and Uie gentle kindliness of his counte
nance. Yet even at this hour, and in
this place, I must have slept an hour
or so, for when I looked again dawn
showed a shrunken face at the case
ment, the candles spluttered pale upon
the table and the figure of his majesty
sat where It had been, sleeping per
chance, or sunk deep In bitter waters
I was stiff, and I was shifting foot
but warily so as not to annoy him;
when on a sudden my heart leaped to
my throat, and there stuck. The door
behind the king's back leading into the
ante-chamber moved, very gently, a
face peered Into the crack, no Other face
than that of the lying Roundhead ped
dler with his evil eye. Then a hand
came through, curled about the hilt of
a great knife such as cooks use. and
this made a pass in the direction of the
king's back. All this was so noiseless
that I took myself to be dreaming until
I saw the creature make a stealthy step
forward. At that, without more ado I
leapt to my feet, and flung open the
door crying shrilly; "Run, sire! For
xne King started to his reet with a
violent movement, glanced behind and
saw the murderer between him and the
table whereon lay his sword, and then
sprang, but not too soon, for the blade
suwed In the air, and stood upright,
quivering, in his choir's silken cushion.
Ere the man could recover it the king
was through the door, which I had
closed after him, flinging myself be
fore it. I drew my sword and held It
lu readiness, but my fingers were limp
upon the hilt, t am not certain what
was in my mind at the time; I know
my throat was dry, and that 1 com-
mended my soul to God, thinking that
my last hour drew near
But the vlllian'K affair was not With
me. he gripped me by the elbows and
dashed me, sword and all, against the
wall, while he sped Into the gallery
after the king, the clatter of whose fly
ing heels met mine ears on the opening
of the door. Blood gushed from my
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naeje at the blow, but I was after them I
in a trice, cursing the slippery floor
where I slid and faltered. I was light
heeled, yet that vile rascal's feet were
winged, and 1 saw that soon must the
king cum to grip with him. fur he
gained raoidly. Down the long, dark
gallery sped the king-, his fair hair
streaming from his head; faster, and
growing close, followed the wild beast,
after them both the wilder I. screaming
for hel: as I ran. 8o sunken are men
in sleep Just before the dawn that all
this passed unnoted, and 'twas many
seconds ere all Raglan began to hum
with an alarm.
" At the end of the gallery were two
doors; the king whipped thro' one of
them, up the stone stair, and so out on
the battlement, where he doubtless
looked to be seen of the men-of-arms.
His pursuer was at his very heels; I
put forth my best, a sob broke in my
throat as I saw the man so close, I fair
ly flew, never had I run to such pur
pose. Just as I sprang Into view on the
battlement the , king doubled, turned,
and took his assailant by the wrist.
He was no wrestler; there was his op
ponent slashing the air with that ugly
knife, but I was on them now, and beat
my fist on the man's face as I would
hammer a stone. With the knife he cut
at me, laying open my shoulder. The
king's quick breathing In my ear fired
me. I stopped and pulled the man's
ankles while the king twisted the wrist
that held the knife. And all the time
we were pulling him to the edge of the
battlement. I heard shouts and the
clang of mailed feet on the stone stairs,
just as with one wrench I toppled the
man into space, the knife making a
glittering arc as it fell. The murderer
gripped desperately at the stone edge,
failed, slipped and pitched head fore
most far below, where he lay still.
The blood on my face and shoulders
had dyed my hands and my eyes were
dizzy. The castle walls wavered be
fore me like a candle flame, and only
the king's arm kept me from falling.
When I awoke from my swoon I was
tn my chamber and my Lord Charles'
face bent over me. It wa even-tide,
the king had ridden forth train in
rhaste. I did not know it was to his
death. At the head of my bed and fall
ing to my pillow was a broad blue rib
bon and a sparkling jewel, my greatest
treasure, and the treasure of my chil
dren, the king's own "George" which he
had left for me. Of my lord's goodness
to me, here Is no fitting place to speak,
that and my "George" remain to me.
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M. L RmiiMr. Charlfia I. BlittnavL Johll T,
Porter, W. W. Wateon, Cnarlee Bealater, 1
INTEREST PAID ON TlflE
Thia bank Invitee the oatronaM of buataeee
aeu ens anna geaeraur.
la hi i
V,'E ARE K03
LOCATED IN 01)
130 Wyedng Avssss.
Our store and stock will
speak for themselves and
need no puffs from us.
Our friends are all invited
to inspect us.
I jo WVOMINQ AVE.
CALL UP 3682!
OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE,
41 TO li MERIDIAN STREET.
M. W. COLLINS, Manager.
KJHOHEY OIL 1KDMKN0F1CIURH6
Made and Sold In Six Months, ending flared 1, 1896,
ioiai rroauct or
The A Mill Alone produced 1,000,000 Barrels,
Largest Run on Record.
Washburn. Crnahv'a Siinerlntivts la anlil
Pacific Coast to St. lohn'u. New
and Scotland very largely, and is
ACTIVE Building Corporations Desiring Extra
Fine Growth HEMLOCK Immediately Just
Kindly Let Manager Name Our Prices Quick.
Richards Sells TRADE Under Value; Will
Xpect Your Z-zling 422, & Orders.
Richards Lumber Co., Comith Bl'D'g, Scranton, Pa
IRON AND STEEL
Bolts, Nuts, Bolt Jinds, Yurnbuckles, Washers, Riv
ets, Horse Nails, Files, Taps, Dies, Tools and Supe
plies. Sail Duck for mine use in stock.
SOFT STEEL HORSE SHOES
and a full stock of Wagon Makers' Supplies, Wheels,
Hubs, Rims, Spokes, Shafts, Poles, Bows, etc.
STATEMENT FEBRUARY 28, 1896i
Overdrafts 714 01
U. 8. Bonds 1M.00O 00
Other Bonde , M1.565 V
Panklnc Houee 26,734 05
remlume on U. 8. Bonde S.MO 09
Due from U. 8. Treasurer.... 7,770 00
Due from Banks 167,304 73
Cain 12o,7U ss
WM. CONNELL, President: OEO. H. CATLIN. vice President: WM. H. PECK. Chler.
DIRECTOItS-Wn. Connell, Henry Bella, Jr.. James Archbald, Wa. T. Smith, Ucorge H.
Catlln, Luther Keller, Alfred Hand.
Special attention given to Business and Personal Accounts. Three per cent, inure
on Time Deposits.
Basalt In 4 weeks.
for ) toy JOHN H. PHElrU
firtioe) 8trtw Soranton Pa.
in., 1.1, .at nee)
BY DRL W. F.
The doctor is now located over
the Famous Shoe Store, 326 Lack
wanna ahenuc, where he may bo.
consulted on all cases of Eye, Ear,
Nose and Throat trouble. Special
care given to difficult Eye Fitting.
recognized as the best flour in the
.$ 200,000 09
. 2SO.0O0 n
,. 81.4W t
. 88, Drill 01
. 1.BW.744 !
. 24,8' 11
Due to Banks..
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