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But It seemed that she had either im
proved or changed her mind, for two
days later a note, which her maid had
written for her, came to Mr. Graham
asking him to call upon her in the
course of the next twenty-four hours,
as she wished to talk over some mat
ters of business with him. It struck
me as singular that she should ask for
Mr. Graham, but our senior called a
cab and started off at once without
comment. An hour later the door open
ed and he entered the office with a
most peculiar expression of counte
nance. "Well, that beats me!" he exclaimed
as he dropped into his chair.
Our junior wheeled around toward
him without speaking, but his anxiety
was plain enough.
"To think that a girl as level headed
as Frances Holladay has always been
should suddenly develop such whimsi
calities. Yet I couldn't but admire her
grasp of things. Here have I been
thinking she didn't know anything
about her business and didn't care, but
she seems to have kept her eyes open."
"Well?" asked Mr. Royce as the oth
"Well, she started out by reminding
me that her property had been left to
her absolutely, to do as she pleased
With, a point which I, of course, con
ceded. She then went on to say that
she knew of a number of bequests her
father had Intended to make before his
death, and which he would have made
if he had not been cut off so suddenly;
that the bequests were of such a na
ture that he did not wish his name to
appear in them, and that she was going
to undertake to carry them out anony
mously." "Well?" asked our junior again.
"Well," said Mr. Graham slowly, "she
asked me to dispose at once of such of
her securities as I thought best in or
der that I might place in her hands by
tomorrow night $100,000 in cash a
cool hundred thousand!"
A HUNDRED thousand dollars!"
ejaculated Mr. Royce, and sat
staring at his chief.
"A hundred thousand dollars!
That's a good deal for a girl to give
away in a lump, but she can afford it.
Of course we've nothing to do but car
ry out her instructions. I think both of
us cau guess what she intends doing
with the money."
The other nodded. I believed that I
could guess too. The money, of course,
was intended for the other woman.
She was not to suffer for her crime aft
er all. Miss Holladay seemed to me in
no little danger of becoming an acces
sory after the fact.
"She seems really 111," continued our
senior. "She looks thinner and quite
careworn. I commended her resolution
to seek rest and quiet and change of
"When does she go, sir?" asked Mr.
Royce in a subdued voice,
"The day after tomorrow, I think.
She did not say definitely. Ia fact, she
could talk very little. She's managed
to cafcoh.cojd the grip, . I. suppose Si
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was very hoarse.' It would have been
cruelty to make her talk, and I didn't
He wheeled around to his desk and
then suddenly back again.
"By the way," he said, "I saw the
new maid. I can't say I wholly ap
prove of her."
He paused a minute, weighing his
"She seems careful and devoted," he
went on at last, "but I don't like her
eyes. They're too Intense. I caught
her two or three times watching me
strangely. I can't Imagine where Miss
Holladay picked her up, or why she
should have picked her up at alL She's
French, of course. She speaks with a
decided accent. About the money, Z
suppose we'd better sell a block of
U. P. bonds. They're the least produc
tive of her securities."
"Yes, I suppose so," agreed Mr.
Boyce, and the chief called up a broker
and gave the necessary orders. Then
ho turned to other work, and the day
passed without any further reference
to Miss Holladay or her affairs.
The proceeds of the sale were
brought to the office early the next
afternoon, a small packet neatly sealed
and docketed 100 thousand dollar
bills. Mr. Graham turned It over in
his band thoughtfully.
"You'll take it to the house, of course.
John," he said to his partner. "Les
ter 'd better go with you."
So Mr. Royce placed the package In
his pocket, a cab was summoned, and
we were off. The trip was made with
out incident, and at the end of half
an hour we drew up before the Holla
It was one of the old style brown
stone fronts which lined both sides
of the avenue twenty years ago. It
was no longer in the ultra fashionable
quarter, which had moved up toward
Central park, and shops of various
kinds were beginning to encroach upon
the neighborhood, but It had been Hi
ram Holladay' s home for forty years,
and be had never been willing to part
with it At this moment ail the blinds
were down and the house had a de
serted look. We mounted the steps to
the door, which was opened at once to
our ring by a woman whom I knew
instinctively to be the new maid,
though she looked much less like a
maid than like an elderly working wo
man of the middle class.
"We've brought the money Miss Hol
laday asked Mr. Graham for yester
day," said Mr. Royce. "I'm John
Royce, his partner." And without an
swering the woman motioned us in.
"Of course we must have a receipt for
it," he added,. "I have it ready here,
and she need only attach her signa
ture." "Miss Holladay is too ill to see you,
sir," said the maid, with careful enun
ciation. "I will myself the paper take
to her and get her signature,"
Mr. Royce hesitated a moment in
perplexity. As for me, I was ransack
ing my memory. Where had I heard
that voice before? Somewhere, I was
certain a voice low, vibrant, re
nressed. full of color. Then with a
Bears the '. '. . t.
mnrr i rm era rxrpfl Tc was Miss fciot-
lauajr it vuiis as kiic uau iiocu w
come oar junior that morning at the
coroner's court. I shook myself to
gether, for that was nonsense.
"I fear that won't do," said Mr.
Koyce at last. "The sum is a consid
erable one and must be given to Miss
Holladay by me personally in the pres
ence of this witness."
It was the maid's turn to hesitate. I
saw her lips tighten ominously.
"Very well, sir," she said. "But I
warn you she Is most nervous, and it
has been forbidden her to talk."
"She will not be called upon to talk,"
retorted Mr. Koyce curtly, and with
out answering the woman turned and
led the way up the stair and to her
Miss Holladay was lying back in a
great chair with a bandage about her
bead, and even in the half light I could
see how changed she was. She seemed
much thinner and older and coughed
occasionally In a way that frightened
me. Not grief alone, I told myself,
could have caused this breakdown; it
was the secret weighing upon her. My
"J have brought the money you ask for."
companion noted the change, too, of
course a greater change perhaps than
my eyes could perceive and I saw
how moved and shocked he was.
"My dear Miss Holladay," he began,
but she stopped him abruptly with a
little imperative motion of the hand.
"Pray do not," she whispered hoarse
ly. "Pray do not."
He stopped and pulled himself to
gether. When he spoke again it was In
quite a different tone.
"I have brought the money you asked
for," and he handed her the package.
"Thank you," she murmured.
"Will you verify the amount?"
"Oh, no; that is not necessary."
"I have a receipt here," and he pro
duced it and his fountain pen. "Please
She took the pen with trembling fin
gers, ' laid the receipt upon her chair
arm without reading and signed her
name with a somewhat painful slow
teas. Then she leaned back with a
sigh of relief and buried her face in
be? hands. Mr. Royce placed the re
ceipt in his pocketbook and stopped,
hesitating. But the maid bad opened
the door and was awaiting us. Her
mistress made no sign; there was no
excuse, to linger. We turned and fol
lowed the maid.
"Mist 'Holladay seems very ill," said
Mr. BfOyce in a voice somewhat tremu
lous as she paused before us in the
"Yes, sir; ver" 1IL"
Again the voice! I took advantage
of the chance to look at her intently.
Her hair was turning gray, certainly;
her face was seamed with lines which
only care and poverty could have
graven there, and yet, beneath it all,
fancied I could detect a faded but
living likeness to Hiram Holladay's
daughter. I looked again It was faint;
uncertain perhaps my nerves were
overwrought f.nd wcro deceiving- me.
For how could such a likeness possibly
"She has a physician, of course?"
asked my companion.
"Oh, yes, sir."
"He has advised rest and quiet?"
"When do you leave for the coun
"Tomorrow or the next day after
that, I think, sir."
He turned to the door and then paus
ed, hesitating. He opened his lips to
say something more his anxiety was
clamoring for utterance then he
changed his mind and stepped outside
as she held the door open.
"Good day," he said, with stern re
pression. "I wish her a pleasant jour
ney." The door closed after us, and we
went down the steps.
"Jenkinson's the family doctor," he
said. "Let's drive around there and
find out how ill Miss Holladay really
is. I'm worried about her, Lester."
"That's a good idea," I agreed and
gave the driver the address. Jenkin
son was in his office and received us
"Dr. Jenkinson," began our junior
without preamble, "I am John Royce,
of Graham & Royce. You know, I sup
pose, that we are the legal advisers of
Miss Frances Holladay."
"Yes," answered Jenkinson. "Glad to
meet you, Mr. Royce."
"In consequence we're naturally in
terested in her welfare and all that
concerns her, and I called to ask y?u
for some definite details of her condi
tion." "Her condition? I don't quite under
stand." "We should like to know, doctor, just
luv 111 sha ia"
(To be Continued.)
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