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TIIE DAILY OOOS DAY TRIES, MAItSTTFIKLD, OltEGON, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1007.
By A. CONAN DOYLE,
Author of "The Return of Sherlock Holmes"
COPYRIGHT. 1503. BY
(Continued from Friday.)
"Until Ephralru Savage, the master
of the Golden Rod, my father's ship,
comes for mo. She has been to Bristol,
Is now at Rouen and then must go to
Bristol again. When she conies back
once more Ephralm comes to Paris for
me, nnd It will be time for mo to go."
"And how like you Paris? Have you
en the city yet?"
"Only as I Journeyed through It yes
ter evening on my way to this house.
It Is a wondrous place, but I marvel
how you can find your way among1
these thousands of houses."
"Perchance It would be as well that
you should have a guide at first," Bald
De Catlnat, "so If you have two
horses ready In your stables, uncle, our
friend and I might shortly ride back to
Versailles together, for I have a spell
of guard again before many hours are
over. Then for some days he might
bide with me there, If be will share a
soldier's quarters, and so see moro
than the Rue St. Martin can offer."
"I should be rlgh't glad to come out
With you, If wo may leave all here In
safety," said Amos.
"Oh, fear not for that," said the
Huguenot. "The order of the Prlnco
of Conde will be as a shield and a buc
kler to us for many a day. I will or
der Pierre to saddle the horses."
After riding some time De .Catlnat
ald, "Now, if you will look there In
.the gap of the trees, you will see tho
3dng's now palace of Versailles."
The two young men pulled up their
horses and looked down at the wide
-spreading building In all the beauty of
Its dazzling whiteness and at the lovely
grounds, dotted with fountain and with'
statue and barred with hedge nnd with
walk stretching away to the denso
woods which clustered round them.
They passed through tho gateway of
the palace, and the broad sweeping
drive lay In front of them, dotted with
carriages and horsemen. On tho gravel
-walks were many gayly dressed ladles,
-who strolled among the flower beds or
watched tho fountains with the sun
light glinting upon their high water
sprays. One of these, who had kept
her eyes turned upon tho gate, came
'hastening forward tho instant that Do
Catlunt appeared. It was Mile. Nanon,
the confldaute of Mme. do Malutcnon.
"I am so pleased to see you, cap
tain," she cried, "and I have waited so
patiently. Madame would speak with
you. Tho king comes to her at 3, and
wo have but twenty minutes. I heard
"i am so pleased to sec juu, captain."
that you had gone to Paris, and so I
statloued myself here. Madame has
.something which she would ask you."
"Then I will come at once. Ah, Do
Biissnc, It Is well met!"
A tall, burly officer was passing In
the same uniform which Do Catinat
wore. Ho turned at once and came
smiling toward his comrade.
"Ah, Amory, you have covered a
leaguo or two from tho dust on your
"Wo are fresh from Paris. But I
am called on business. This Is my
friend, M. Amos Green. I leave him
In your hands, for ho Is a stranger
from America and would fain see all
that you can show. Ho stays with me
nt my quarters. And my horse, too,
Do Itrissac. You can give It to tho
Throwing tho bridle to his brother
officer and pressing the hand of Amos
Green, De Catlat sprang from his
horse and followed at tho top of his
Bpeed In the direction which tho young
lady had already taken.
TnE rooms which were Inhabited
by tho lady who had already
taken so marked a position at
the court of Frauco were as
humblo as wcro her fortunes at tho
tlmo when they wero allotted to her,
but with that rare tact and self re
straint which wero tho leading fea
tures In her remarkable character sho
had made no change In her living with
tho Increase of her prosperity and
forboro from orovoklnc envy and Jeal
ousy by any display or wealth or or
power. In n side wing of tho palace,
far from tho central salons nnd only
to be reached by long corridors nnd
stairs, were tho two or three small
chambers upon which the eyes, first of
the court, then of Franco and finally
of the world, were destined to be-
turued. In such rooms had the desti
tute widow of the poet Scarron been
boused when she had first been brought
to court by Mme. de Montespan as tho
governess of the royal children, and
In such rooms she still dwelt now
that sho had added to her maiden
Francolso d'Aublgny tho title of Mar
quise de Malntenou, with tho pension
and estate which the king's favor bad
The young guardsman had scarce
ever exchanged a word with this pow
erful lady, for It was her taste to Iso
late herself and to appear with the
court oiff at the hours of devotion. It
was therefore with some fceflngs, both
of nervousness and of curiosity that he
followed his guide down the gorgeous
corridors, where art and. wealth had
been strewn with so lavish a hand.
The lady paused In front of the cham
ber door and turned to her companion.
"Madamo wishes to speak to you of
what occurred this morning," said she.
"I should advise you to say nothing to
madame nbout your creed, for It Is tho
only thing upon which her heart can
be hard." She raised her finger to em
phasize the warning, and, tapping at
tho door, she pushed It open. "I havo
brought Captain de Catlnat, madame,"
"Then let tho captain step In." The
voice was firm and yet sweetly mu
sical. Obeying tho command, De Catlnat
found himself In a room which was
no larger and but little better furnish
ed than that which was allotted to his
own use. Yet, though simple, every
thing In the chamber was scrupulously
neat and clean, betraying the dainty
taste of a refined woman. The stamp
ed leather furniture, tho La Savon
nlero carpet, the pictures of sacred sub
jects, exquisite from an artist's point
of view, the plain but tasteful curtains,
all left an Impression half religious
and half feminine, but wholly soothing.
Indeed, the soft light, tho high white
statue of the Virgin in a canopied niche,
with a perfumed red lamp burning bo
foro it, and tho wooden prie-dleu with
the red edged prayer book upon the top
of It made tho apartment look more
like a private chapel than a fair lady's
On each sldo of tho empty fireplace
was a little green covered armchair,
tho one for madame and the other re
served for the use of the king. A small
three legged stool between them was
heaped with her wovkbnRket and her
tapestry. On the chair which was far
thest from the door, with her back
turned to the light, madame was sit
ting as the young officer entered. Do
Catlnat, without having time to notice
details, was simply conscious that ho
was in the presence of a very hand
some woman and that her large, pen
sive eyes wero fixed critically upon
him and seemed to be reading his
thoughts as they had never been road
"I think that I havo already seeu
you, sir. Havo I not?"
"Yes, madame. I havo once or twice
had the honor of attending upon you,
though It may not havo been my good
fortune to address you."
"My Hfo Is so quiet and retired that
I fear that much of- what Is best and
worthiest at the court Is unknown to
me. You have served, monsieur?"
"Yes, madame. In tho Lowlands,
on the Rhino and In Canada."
"In Canada! Ah! What nobler am
bition could woman havo than to bo
a member of that sweet sisterhood
which was founded by tho holy Mario
de l'lncarnatloii nnd the sainted
Jeanne lo Ber at Montreal? And
doubtless you havo had the prlvllego
also of seeing the holy Bishop Laval 7"-
"Yes, madame, I havo seen Bishop
"And I trust that tho Sulplclaus, still
hold their own against tho Jesuits?"
"I havo heard, madame, that tho
Josults aro the stronger at Quebec and
tho others at Montreal."
"And who Is your own director, mon
sieur?" Do Catlnat felt that tho worst had
como upon him. "I havo none, ma
dame." "All, It is too common to dispenso
with a director, and yet I know not
how I could guide my steps In tho dif
ficult path which I tread If It wero
not f or- mine. Who Is your confessor,
"I havo none. I am of tho Reformed
Tho lady gave a gesturo of lrorror,
and a sudden hardenlug showed Itself
In mouth and eye. "What, in tho
court itself," she cried, "and In tho
neighborhood of tho king's own per
son!" "You will find, madame," said Do
Catlnat sternly, "that members of my
faith havo not only stood around tho
throno of France, but havo even seat
ed themselves upon It."
"God has for his own all wlso pur
poses permitted It, and none should
know It better than I, whoso graudslro,
Theodore d'Aublgny, did so much to
.Uu a crown unon tho head of tho
great tienry. uut Henrys eyes wcro
opened ere his end came, and I pray
oh, from my heart I pray that yours
may bo also."
Sho rose and, throwing herself down
upon the prlc-dleu, sunk her face In her
hands for some few minutes. A tap
at the door brought tho lady back to
this world again, nnd heij devoted at
tendant answered her summons to en
ter. "Tho king Is In tho Hall of Victories,
madame," said she. "He will be hero
In five minutes."
"Very well. Stand outside nnd let
mo know when he comes. Now, sir,"
sho continued when they wero alouo
once more, "you gave n note of mine to
the king this morning?"
"I did, madame."
"And, as I understand, Mme. de
Montespan was refused admittauco to
the grand lever?"
"She was, madame."
"But she waited for the king In the
passagn and wrung from him n prom
ise that he would seo her today?"
"I would not havo you tell me that
which It may seem to you a breach of
your duty to tell. But I am fighting
now against a terrible foe nnd for n
grent stake. Tell me, then, nt what
hour was the king to meet the mar
quise In her room?"
"At 4. madame."
"I thank you. You have done me a
service, and I shall not forget It. Now
you must go, captain. Pass through
the other room and so Into the outer
passage. And take this. It Is Bos
suet's statement of tho Catholic faith.
It has softened the hearts of others
and may yours. Now, Udleu!"
De Catlnat passed out through an
other door, nnd as ho did so he glanced
back. The lady had her back to him,
and her hand was raised to the mantel
piece. 'At the Instant that he looked
she moved herncck, nnS he could see
what sho wns doing. Sho was pushing
back tho long hand of the clock.
Captain de Catlnat had hardly van
ished through the one door before the
other wns thrown open by Mile. Na
non, and tho king entered the room.
Mme. db Malntenou rose with n pleas
ant snlile and courtcslod' deeply, but
there wns no answering light upon
her visitor's fnce, and he threw him
self down upon the vacant armchair
with a pouting lip and a frown upon
"Nay, now this Is a very bad com
pliment," she cried, with the gayety
which she could assumo whenever It
wns necessary to draw the king from
his blncker humors. "My poor .Uttlf V
dark room has already cast a sliailov.ri
"Nay; It Is Father la Chnise and
the bishop of Meaux, who have been
after me all day like two hounds on a
stag, with talk of my duty and "my
position nnd my sins, with judgment
and hell fire ever nt the end of their
"And what would they havo your
majesty do?" t
"Break tho "promise which I made
when I ennio upon the throne, nnd
which my grandfather made before
me. They wish me to recall the edict
of Nantes, and "drive the Huguenots
from tho kingdom. You would not
havo mo do It, madame?"
"Not If It Is to be a grief to your maj
esty. Bethink you, sire, that the Al
mighty can himself Incline their hearts
to better thiugs If ho is so minded,
even ns mine was lucllued. May you
not leave It In his hands?"
"On my word," said Louis, brighten
ing, "it Is well put. I shall boo If
Father la Chaise can find an answer
to that. It Is hard to be threatened
with eternal flames because one will
not ru:u one's kingdom."
"Why should you think of such
things, sire?" said the lady In her rich,
soothing voice. "What havo you to
fear, you who have been the first son
of tho church V
"You think that I am safe, then?
But I have erred and erred deeply.
You havo yourself said as much."
"But that Is all over, sire. Who is
there who Is without stain? You hnve
turned away from temptation. Suro
ly, lften, you havo earned your forgive
ness." "I would that the queen wcro living
onco more. Sho would find mo a bet
"I would that sho were, sire."
"And she should know that It was
to you that sho owed the change. Oh,
Fraucoise, you aro surely my guardian
augel, who has taken bodily form!
How can I thank you for what you
have done for me?" He leaned for
ward and took her hand, but nt tho
touch a sudden fire sprang Into his
eyes, and ho would have passed his
other arm round her had she not risen
hurriedly to avoid tho embrace.
"Sire!" said she, with a rigid face
and ono linger upraised.
"You are right; you are right, Fran
colse. Sit down, and I will control
myself. But how Is It, Francolse, that
you have such n heart of Ice?"
"I would It wero so, sire."
"No. But surely no man's love has
ever stirred you! And yet you havo
been n wife. You did not lovo this
Scarron?" ho persisted. "Ho was old,
I havo heard, and ns lamo as some of
"Do not speak lightly of him, sire.
I was grateful to blm; I honored him;
I liked him."
"You did not lovo him, Francolso?"
"At least I did my duty toward
"Has thnt nun's heart never yet
been touched by love, then?"
"Sparo mo, sire, I beg of you!"
"But I must ask, for ray own peaco
hangs upon your answer."
"Your words pain mo to the soul."
"Havo you never, Francolso, felt In
your heart somo llttlo flicker of tho
love which glows In mine?" lie roao
with his hands outstrotched, a pleading
wi march, but she, with half turned
b ad. still shrank away from him .
n uKKiirnd o one thlrur sire." said
A IXJTCU JVM tin .l
woman ever loved n man, yet I should
rather spring from that window on to
the stono terraces beneath thnn ever
by word or sign confess ns much to
"You 'have wasted too much of your
Hfo and of your thoughts upon wom
an's lovo. And now, sire, tho years
steal on, and tho day Is coming when
even you will bo called upon to glvo
an account of. your notions nnd of tho
Innermost thoughts of your heart. I
would see you spend the time thnt Is
left to you, sire, In building up tho
church. In Bhowlng n noble example
to your subjects."
The king sank back Into bis chair
with a groan. "Forever the same,"
said he. "Why, you are worse than
Father la Chaise and Bossuct."
"Nay, nay," sold she gayly, with the
quick tact In which she never failed.
"I have wearied you when you have
stooped to honor my little room with
your presence. Thnt Is Indeed Ingrat
itude, and It were a Just punishment
If you were to leave me In solitude to
morrow and so cut off all tho light of
my day. And why have you not rid
den today, sire?"
"Pah! It brings me no pleasure.
There was a tlmo when my blood wqb
stirred by the blare of tho horn and tho
rush of the hoofs, but now It Is sfl
wearisome to me."
"And hawking too?"
"Yes; I shall hawk no more."
"But, sire, you must havo amuse
ment." "What is so dull ns an amusement
which has ceased to amnsoT I know
not how It is. When I was but a lad,
and my mother and I were driven from
place to place; with tho Fronde nt war
with us and Pnrls In revolt, with our
throne nnd even our lives In danger,
all life seemed to be so bright, so new
and so full of lnteresj. Now that there
Is no shadow and that my voice Is the
first In France, as France's is in Eu
rope; all Is dull and lacking In flavor.
lie bowed profoundly three timet.
What use Is It to hnvc all plcnsuro be
fore me when It turns to wormwood
when It Is tasted?"
"True pleasure, sire, lies rather In the
Inward life, the serene mind, the easy
conscience. And, then, as wo grow
older Is It not natural that our minds
should tuko a graver bent? Wo might
well reproach ourselves If It wcro not
so, for It would show thnt we had not
learned the lesson of life."
(To Be Continued.)
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