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HUN DAY, AUGUST 0
THE MORNING ASTOIilAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
be klHHod tier bniAl
"Oh, 1 dnre say she was more kled
aguluat tbau klxHlngt" Danllo observed
By ALBERT PAYSON TERIIUNE
...... M fiM,
COPYRICHT. 1008. BY HENRY W. ftAVACE
To the Rescue.
IS II, . w ln bftd obediently fot-
j low, I hi Julldon and Natalia
at I hioIT'8 ordera until they
bMd I'liicnxl (ho aiumner bout,
now wrlfifln' forward In confiwloo on
hearliiif the niiliiKiilr'i olc.
"I Mil you cill inn, ilrr hi anked.
"I moat MirHy did rail you, Mr.
Nlah!" erM t'opoff. "And I told 70a
I tvui wrtiilu I uw 1 lady, or, rather,
a Indy'a ik lit, dlaappearlotf Into that
Mummer uouah, Wbo wm ahej"
"I-1 don't know, your. excellency,"
tremblingly lied Nlnh.
"You ought to know!" acolded Popoff.
"You were atandlng nearer the Bum
mer houat than I wan. Didn't you aee
bur at alir
"Ye. Blr-yea, I aaw her, If 1 may
ay o, but I don't know wbo aha waa.
1 really don't I"-
-Waa aho aloner
"No, your excellency, not quit alone.
There waa, if 1 may any ao-there waa
gentleman with her. At leaat b
looked llko a gentleman, bat 1 didn't
rvcognlxe him either."
"Well, well, well!" chuckled the am
bawudor, abating btmaelf In a tardea
chair and eying the aummer bona
with delightful luteroat "A Uttl flir
tation, eh? Gone In there to wblnper
weet nothing where no ona can In
terrupt 'em. I wonder wbo tbey are!
Now, I really wonder! Mr. Nlab, I
would not for the world hare you Ulnk
I aw the leaat Mt curious. But I'll
Juat alt here awhile, for a joke, and
watch them come out In the mean
time, Mr. Kiwh, you might Blip around
to th rear of the aummer honao and
aee If there Ik another door there. If
there la. you might lock It Coder
"Te-yea, your excellency!" mumbled
panic atrlckcn Ntah, acuttllng away
rear door of the aummer bouae.
Mnautlme t'opoff, bta curloalty mas
tering him, had left bla seat Stealing
forward on tiptoe, be put bla tya to
the keyholo of the wicker door.
Ho had ecarcely bent over thuj wben
)anllo, htippcitlng to paaa by on bla
way to th gute, pauaed lu amasement
at alght of-the Maraovlan ambaaaa4or
tbua aHMiiiuliig tho role of Paul Pry.
"Why, h.'llo. old chap!" cried the
prince. "What are you up tor
"Iluah!" warned Popoff In an eactted
whlapcr. "A lady went Into tho sum
mer hmii a few minute ago wltb a
goiitlemun. I can't aee them very
clearly, There' too uiucu fluff In the
keyhole. Itut they're Hitting oppoalta
pitch other with only a little table be
tween them. The lady'a back la to
nm, but It ome now jooks raminar.
The man la talking aa tarneatly aa If
be were trying to borrow money. Now
be'a bending arrow and kliwtng ber
hntid, and alio doenn't aem to mind.
It' -why, blcNN my soul, It'a that fel
low I Julldon? Well, Well! Of all
thing! Now,, If only the lady would
turn ber face ao I could aee ber"
"Come away, air!" begged Danllo,
the whole altuatlon burnt 1 11 g upon bla
mlud. Ho caught I'oppnT'a alcove, but
the ambuHH.'xIur Khook hltn off.
"Let me alone!" he whispered. "Can't
you ae whitt It all meanat It meana
we've found the lady Do Jolldon'a In
love with, the very woman we'va
both been looking fort Aud now If
abe'll juat turn her bead a little I'll be
able to aee ber face, and then"
'Then you don't know wbo aba lar
"No. But nr-
"1 hen take my advice and don't try
to find out Let well enough alone
Come away, old chap, and"
"No, no! There; you pulled my bead
away Juat aa aha waa turning around.
I'd have aeen ber In another second.
They're getting up. Maybe they'll go
out by the other door, and then I ehtn't
be able to know who"
"Let me do the looking,1 suggested
Danllo. "If either of ua has to play
the eavesdropper I'll"
"No. It la tny placs," asserted Pop
off. "But I'll bet you hundred francs
It'a Mme. Nova Kovltcb."
"It would be lllys. stealing a drunken
M iif 'milk 1
"I'M AWAKE FBOM MY CRAZY DREAM OF I0VE, AND I'M
GOING BACK TO MAXIM'S."
man's watch. 1 wont take the Bet
Come away, air, and let the matter
drop where It la. For your own hap-
amoug the bushes. The little clerk
never pauaed until be had found Sonla.
To ber he poured forth the whole
story, gaalng with wild horror as she
broke Into a pent of uncontrollable
Suddenly abe grew sober.
"Her husband will lever forgive
her," Bbe murmured, half to herself.
"He will never umlorHtand that It's
JuHt a allly, harmless, sontlmeotal talk
Memories of tho ways of jealous
Marsovlau htisbnnda lliwhed Into her
lnd. In that primitive falherluud
wives had been beaten yea, and mur
deredfor less. Something must be
done, and done quickly."
"Don't worry!" abe cousoled the ter
fined NlBh, "Say nothing to any one
c'He. I'll get Mme. Popoff out of the
crape If I can," '
Beforo Nlsh could reply aho had dis
rmeared down a oath lending to thu
But Popoff waa once more at the key
hole. "Thcy'ro standing up to go," bo re
ported. "Now ahe's beginning to face
this way. It's- Oh, good Lordl"
The poor old man staggered away
from the door aa though struck be
tween the eyes. Reeling to a chair, he
collapsed and buried his face In his
"No, no! It can't be! It can't!" he
moaned. - "And yet 1 could hardly be
mistaken. My wife! And"-
"Brace up, your excellency!" entreat
ed Dunllo in genuine distress. "Pull
yourself together. There are people
coming along the walk. Don't make a
scene. Perhaps you were mistaken."
"No; I saw her!" groaned Popoff.
"Mv own wife and De. Jolldonl And
coimolliigly, "But bo careful, air. A
whole lot of people are within ear
shot." "Then let them know tbe worst!"
cried Popoff lu a voice that brought a
number of guests hurrying to the spot.
"I'll denounce bur before them all!
Come out of there," he bellowed, rush
lug forwurd, "both of you! Come out!"
I He threw the aummer bouse door
wide open and ihrank back, Incredu
lous, aghast " '
On the threshold stood Do Jolldon
"What-wbat does this mean' gur
gled the confused ambassador, "this
this change and"
"You called to us to come out"
turned Bonis calmly. "May I
what you wanted of usf
"Honla!" gasped Danllo. And through
the confuslou of many excited volcea
ahe beard bliu and thrilled to the note
of anguish in bis bslf stilled cry. .
"If If It was you who were in
there wltb M. de Jolldon," stammered
Popoff, "where Is my wife?"
"Here 1 am, dear," answered Natalie,
stopping out of the crowd, wltb which
the had mingled after ber hurried exit
through the rear door of tbe aummer
bonne. "Here I am! What is the mat
ter r ! ,
"Matter enough 1" cried ber busband.
"1 could have sworn 1 saw you sitting
In that arbor wltb M. de Jolldon."
Natolle'a exclamation was a triumph
of shocked propriety.
"He was kissing your band, 1
thought," went on the dated ambassa
dor. This time Natalie moved away from
him In offended dignity. But Popoff
tutKtcned to throw bis arm about ber
and draw ber back. ,
"I was wrong." bo assured her "a
blu lido r of eyesight! I apologize! I'm
"1 begin to understand," put In Sonla,
Mopping forward In fear lest Natalie
overdo her pose of vlrtuoua indigna
tion. "It seems that tbe Marsovlau
ambassador has done me the honor to
listen at a keyhole In hopes of over
hearing my conversation. Sooner than
disappoint him, M. de Jolldon, will you
please repeat to him juat what you
said to mo lu there?"
De Jolldon understood. If Natalie
was to be saved, if Sonla waa not to
be talked about, heroic measures were
"I asked Mme. Sonla Sadowa," said
he, "to do me tbe honor to become my
Danllo stood motionless, bla lips aet
In a white Hue,-amid tbe bust of con
gratulations and laughter .that followed
I)e Jolldou'a announcement Sonla
noted his agony and aald Joyfully to
"My prince, I think I've won! You'll
have to speak, soou or late, now, and
when you do"
"And Marsovia loses tho twenty mil
Hons!" Popoff muttered, recovering hb
self posHt'Nslon and somewhat belated
ly remembering his country'a needs.
"Prince," called Sonla mischievous
ly, "I haven't heard your congratula
tions yet. You dou't look aa happy as
you might at the news."
"Happy!" echoed Danllo. with a
scornful, mirthless laugh. "Why
shouldn't I be? Accept my congratu
lations, my paterua! blessing and any
thing else you choose to levy on me
for. My own motto Is, 'Love when you
may, propose seldom rud marry not
Tt me ten you a little ralry storr:
There were once a prtnee and a prin
cess. They loved each otlier. But the
prince was poor aud dared not tell of
his love for feur of being thought a
fortune hunter. His silence made the
princess angry. So she went and prom
ised her hand to nnother man. and
they all lived miserably unhappy ever
after. And the moral of that Btupld
little story la that I'm sick of respect
ability, and I'm awake from my crazy
dream of love, and I'm going back to
Maxim's, and you can all go to Mar
sovia!" "He loves me! He loves me!" panted
Sonla under her breath.
. (To be continued.)
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