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THE DAILY COOS BAY TIMES, MARSBSnELD, OREGON, SUNDAT, MAY 20, 1007.
By A. CONAN DOYLE,
Author of "The Return of Sherlock Holmes"
COPYRIGHT. 1803, DY
(Continued from Saturday.
"It may b so, and yet V la sad ana
wcarj' when nothing amuses. Wlio Is
-that knocking?" asked the king.
"It in my companion," said madamo.
"What is it, mademotBelle?"
"M. Coruetile, to read to the king,"
said the, young lady, opening the door.
"Ah, yes, sire; I know how foolish la
a woman's tongue, and n I have
brought o wlaer one than mine here to
charm you. M. Iladne was to have
come, but I hear that he lias had a fall
from his horso, nud be sends his friond
In his place. Shall I admit hlmT
"Oh, as you like, madame, s you
like," said Uie king listlessly. At a
Blgn from, Wile. Xarnm a Httle peaky
man with a shrewd, petulant face and
long gray hair falling back over his
shoulders entered the room. Ho bowed
profoundly three times and then seat
ed himself nervously on the very edge
of the stool, from which tbo lady had
removed her workbasket
"Shall It be a eomedy, or a tragedy.
or a burlesque pastoral?" Coruclllo
asked timidly. "There Is my 'Pre
tended Astrologer.' "
"Yes, that will do."
Cornellle commenced to read his
comedy, while Mmc. de Malntcuon'a
White and delicate fingers picked
among the many colored, silks which
she was weaving into her tapestry.
From time to time she glanced across,
first at tbo clock and then at the king,
who was leaning back, with his Iaco
handkerchief thrown over his face. It
was twenty minutes to 4 now, but she
knew that she had put It back half an
hour and that the true time was ten
"Tut, tutr cried the king suddenly.
"There Is something amiss there. The
second last line has a limp In It sure
ly." It was one of his foibles to pose
as a critic, and the wlso poet would
fall In with his corrections, however
unreasonable they might be.
"Your majesty is perfectly right,"
said Cornellle unolushlngly. "I shall
mark the passage und see that It is
corrected." Ho picked up his book
again and was about to resume his
reading when the king said:
"M. Cornellle, I am obliged to you
for what you have read, and I regret
that I must now lutarrupt your com
edy. Some other day peihaps I may
have the pleasure of hearing the rest
of it." He smiled in the gracious fash
ion which made all who came within
liis personal Influence forget his faults
and remember him only ns the Imper
sonation of dignity and of courtesy.
The poet, with his book under his
arm, slipped out, wliU his majesty
said to madame:
"I see by your docS tfwt It Is 4
o'clock. I must go."
"My cloc'4. sire, Is Iwlt ne hour
"Half an hour!" The king looked
-dismayed for an Instant and then be
gan to laugh. "Nay, In ttiat case,"
said he, "I had best remain where I
am, for It Is too late to go, and I can
say with a clear conscience that It was
the clock's fault rather than mine."
"I trust that It was nothing of very
.great Importance, Blre," Bald the lady,
with a look of demuro triumph In her
"By no means."
"No state affair?"
"No, no; it was only that It was the
hour at which I had Intended to rebuke
'tho conduct of a presumptuous person.
But perhaps It Is better as it Is. My
.absence will in Itself convey my mes
sage and In such a sort Umt I trust I
moy never see that person's faco-more
at my court. But, nh, what Is this?"
The door had been flung open, and
Mmc. de Montespan, beautiful and furi
ous, wns standing before thim.
MME. DE MAINTENON was a
woman who was always full
of self restraint and of cool
resource. With a frank smile
-of greeting sho advanced with out
"This Is Indeed a pleasure," said she.
But lime, de Montespan was very
angry, bo angry that sho was evidently
making strong fforts to keep herself
within control and to avoid breaking
Into a furious outburst. Sho disre
garded her rival's outstretched hand
and turned toward tho king, who had
"been looking at her with a darkening
"I fear that I Intrudo, sire."
"Your entrance, madame, Is certainly
"I must crave pardon If It Is bo..
Since tills lady has been tho governess
of my children I have been In the hab
it of coming Into her room unan
nounced." "As far as I am concerned, you are
most welcome to do so," said her rival,
"with perfect composure.
"I confess that I had not even thought
It necessary to ask your permission,
madame," tho other answered coldly.
"Then you shall certainly do so In
tbo future, madame," said tho king
sternly, "It Is my express order to
you that every possible respect Is to
bo shown In every way to this lady,"
"Oh, to this ladyl" with a wave of
her hand lu hec-dlrectlon. "Your maj-
esty's commands are of course our
laws. But I must remember that It
iS this lady, for sometimes one may
tret confused, us to which name It Is
HARPER & BROTHERS
that your majesty has picked out for
She was superb In her pride ami her
fearlessness as sho stood, with her
sparkling blue eyes and her heaving
bosom, looking down upon hor royal
lover. Angry as he was, his gaze lost
something of Its sternness as It rested
upon her round full throat and tho
delicate lines of her nbapely shoulders.
"Thero Is nothing to be galnod, ma
dame, by being Insolent," said he.
"Truth Is always mistaken for Inso
lence, sire, nt the court of France."
"You forgert yourself, madame. I
beg that you wMI leaTO the room."
"I must first remind your majesty
that I was so far honored as to have
an appointment th4s nfternoon. At 4
o'clock I bad yeur royal promise that
you would come to mc. I cannot doubt
that your majesty will keep that prom
ise m spito of tho fascinations which
you may find here."
"I should have come, madame, but
tho clock, as you may observe. Is half
an hour slow, and the tlrua had passed
before I was aware of It."
"I beg, sire, that you will not let
that distress you. I nra returning to
my chamber, and 5 o'clock will suit
me ns well as 4."
"I thank you, madamo, but I have
not found this interview so pleasant
that I should seek another."
"Then your majesty will broak your
"Silence, madame! This Is Intoler
able!" "It Is Indeed intolerable!" cried the
angry lady, throwing all discretion to
the winds. "Oh, I am not afraid of
you, sire. I havo loved you, but I havo
never feared you. I leave yon here. I
leave you with your conscience and
your your lady confessor. But ono
word of truth you shall hoar before I
go. You have been false to your wife,
and you have been false to yonr mis
tress, but It Is only now that I find that
you can bo false also to your word."
She swept him an indignant courtesy
and glided with head erect out of the
The king sprang from his chair ns If
ho had been stung. Accustomed ns ho
was to his gentle little wlfo and tho
even gentler La Vnlllere, such lan
guage as this had never before intrud
ed itself upon tho royal ears. And then
his whole soul rose up In anger at her.
at tho woman who had dared" to raise
her voice against him. He gave an In
articulate cry of rage and rushed to
"Sire!" Mme. de Malntenou, who
had watched keenly the swift play of
his pmotlons over his expressive face,
took two quick stops forward and Hid
her hand upon his arm.
"I will go nfter her."
"And why, sire?"
"To forbid her tho court."
"Y'ou heard her! It Is Infamous! 1
"But, sire, could you not wrlto?"
"No, no; I shall see her." Ho pulled
open the door.
"Oh. sire, be firm, then!" It was with
an anxious face that she watched him
start off, walking rapidly, with angry
gestures, down the corridor. Then she
turned back and, dropping upon her
knees on the prle-dieu, bowed her head
In prayer for tho king, for herself and
Do Catlnat, the guardsman, had em
ployed himself In showing his young
friend from over the water nil the won
ders of tho great palace.
De Catlnat bad arranged that the
American should remain with his
friend Major do Brissac, as tho tlmo
had come round for his own second
turn of guard. Ho had hardly stationed
himself In tha corridor when he was
astonished to seo the king, without es
cort or attendants, walking swiftly
down the passage. Ills delicate face
was disfigured with auger, and his
mouth was set grimly, llko that of a
man who had taken a momentous res
olution. 'Officer of tho guard," said ho short
ly. "Yes, sire."
"I wish your assistance."
"I am at your command, sire."
"Is there a subaltern hero?"
"Lieutenant do la Tremoulllo Is at
tho side gtyird."
"Very well. You will place him In
command. You will yourself go to tho
apartment of M. de Vlvonno. If he Is
not there you must go and seek him.
Wherever he Is, you must find blm
within tho hour."
"You will give him an order from
me. At G o'clock he Is to bo In his car
riage at the east gate of tho palace.
Ills sister, Mme. de Montespan, will
await him tbore, and he Is charged by
mo to drive her to the chateau of Petit
Bourg. You will tell him that ho Is an
swerable to mo for her arrival there."
"Yes, sire." Do Catlnat raised his
sword In saluto and started upon his
Tho king passed on down tho corri
dor and opened a door which led him
Into a magnificent anteroom, nil ono
blazo of mirrors and gold, furnished
to a marvel with the most delicate
ebony and silver suit, on a deep red
carpot of Aleppo, ns Bft and yielding
as tho moss of a forest.
Without knocking, ho opened tho
door farther and passed on Into tho
n -vma n laigc aim loity room, ery
different from that from which he had
r ii n urn in in in
iiI-iSh ir 5Vww$zIav&l
A' wvil Vi I fi
"All it over forever betuecn u," he
Just come. Threo long windows from
celling to floor took up one side, and
through tho dcllonto pink tinted blinds
the evening sun cast n subdued nnd
dainty light At the farther tilde,
prone upon an ottoman, her face
burled In the cushion, Iter beautiful
white arms thrown over It, the rich
colls of her brown hair hanging In dis
order ncross the loug curve of h-ir
Ivory neck, lay, like a drooping flower.
the woman whom ho had come to dis
card. At the sound of the closing door she
had glanced up, and then, at sight of
tha king, she sprang to her feet and
tan toward him, her hands out, her
blue eyes bedimmed with tears.
"Ah, sire," she cried, with a pretty
little sunburst of Joy through her tears,
"then I havo wronged you! I havo
wronged you cruelly! But you have
coino after me to tell me that you
have forgiven me!" She put her arms
forward with the trusting air of n
pretty child who claims an embrace
as her due, but the king stepped swift
ly back from her.
"All Is over forever between us," he
cried harshly. "Your brother will
await you at the east gato at 0 o'clock,
and It Is my command that you wait
there until you receive my further
She Btaggered back as if he had
struck her. "Leave you!" she cried.
"Y'ou must leave the court."
"The court! Aye, willingly; this in
stant! But you! Ah, sire, you ask
what Is Impossible."
"I do not ask, madame; I order.
Since you havo learned to abuse your
position, your presence has become In
tolerable. Tho united kings of Europe
havo never dared to speak to me ns
you have spoken today. Such things
nro not done twice, madame. You see
your mistake now. At 0 o'clock you
leave Versailles forever." His cye3
flashed and his small upright figure
seemed to swell in the violence of his
Indignation, while sho leaned away
from hfm, ono hand across her eyes.
'Oh, I have been wicked!" pbe crlecJ.
"I know it; I know It! llow could 1
speak to you so! How could I! 01),
that some blight may come upon this
unhappy tongue! I, who have had
nothing but good from you! I to insult
you, who nro the author of all my hap
piness! Oh, sire, forgive me, forgive
me; for pity's sake forgive mel"
Louis was by nature n kind hearted
man. Ills feelings were touched, nnd
Ills pride also was flattered by tho
abasement of this beautiful and
bnughty woman. His face softened
somewhat in Its expression as he
glanced at her, but he shook his head,
and his voice was as firm as ever as ho
"It Is useless, madame," said he. "I
havo thought this matter over for a
long time, nnd your madness today has
only hurried what must In any case
have taken place. You must leave tho
"I will leavo the palace. Say only
that you forgive me. Oh, sire, I cannot
bear your anger. It crushes mo down.
I am not strong enough. It Is not ban
ishment, it Is death to which you sen
tence me. Think of our long years of
love, sire, and say that you forgive me.
Oh, will you not give your nnger up
for mine? My God, ho weopsl Oh, I
am saved; I am saved!"
"No, no, madamo," cried the king,
dashing Ids band ncross bis eyes. "You
see the weakness of tho man, but you
shall also seo the flrmnesa of the king.
As to your Insults today, I forgive them
freely, If that will make you ntoro hap
py In your retirement. But a time has
come when It Is nocessary to review
our past life and to preparo for that
which is to corao."
"Ah, sire, you pain mo. You nro not
yet in tho prlino of your years, and you
speak as If old ago were upon you. In
a score of years from now tt may bo
tlmo for folks to say that nginias made
a change In your life."
Tho klug winced. "Who say so?" ho
"Oh, aire, It slipped from mo un
awares. Think no raoro of It. Nobody
says so. Nobody."
"You nro hiding something from me.
Who Is It who says this?"
"Oh, sire, It was but foolish court
gossip, all unworthy of your attention.
To me, .pi re, you nro as pleasing and as
gracious ns when you first won the
heart of Mile. Tonnay-Chnrento."
The king smiled as ho looked at the
luuintlfiil woman before him.
(To Be Continued.)
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