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FIFTY-FOUR West Houston street,
just threa fcJoeks south of Wash
ington square, was a narrow
four story and basement build
ing of gray brick with battered brown
stone trimmings, at one time perhaps
a fashionable residence, but with its
last vestige of glory long since depart
ed. In the basement was a squalid
cobbler's shop, and the restaurant oc
cupied the first floor. Dirty lace cur
tains hung at the windows, screening
the interior from the street, but when
I mounted the step to the door and en
tered I -found the place typical of Its
class. I sat down at one of the little
square tables and ordered a bottle of
wine. It was M. Jourdain himself who
brought it a little fat man, with trou
sers very tight and a waistcoat very
dazzling. TBe night trade bad not yet
begun in earnest, so he was for the mo
ment at leisure, and be consented to
drink a glass of wine with me. I bad
ordered the "superleur."
"You have lodging3 to let, I suppose,
on the floors above?" I questioned.
He squinted at me through his glass,
trying with French shrewdness to read
me before answering.
"Why, yes, we have lodgings. Still, a
man of monsieur's habit would scarce
"The habit does not always gauge
the purse," I pointed out.
"That is true." he smiled, sipping his
wine. ".Uouoleur then wishes a lodg
ing?" , "I should like to look at yours."
' "You understand, monsieur," he ex
plained, "that this is a good quarter,
and our rooms are not at all the ordi
nal rooms. Ob. no; they are quite su
perior to that. They are in great de
mand. We have only one vacant at
this moment. In fact, I am not certain
that it is jt at liberty. I will call my
She was summoned from behind the
counter, where she presided at the
money drawer, and presented to me as
Mme. Jourdain. I filled a glass for
"Monsieur, here, is seeking a lodg
ing," he began. "Is the one on the
second floor back at our disposal yet,
Ills wife pondered the question a
moment, looking at me with sharp lit
"I do not know," she said at last.
We shall have to ask M. Bethune. He
said he might again have need of it.
He has paid for it until the loth."
My heart leaped at the name. I saw
that I must take the bull by the horns
assume a bold front for if they waited
to consult my pursuer I should never
gain the information I was seeking.
"It was through M. Bethune that I
secured your address," I said boldly.
He was taken 111 this morning. His
heart, you know," and I tapped my'
They nodded, looking at me, never
theless, with eyes narrow with sus
picion. "Yes, monsieur, we know," said
Jourdain, The authorities at the hos
pital at once notified ua."
nt la not the first attack.. I assert
ed, wttb a temerttj bor of necessity.
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ous as mis."
They nodded sympathetically. Plain
ly they had been considerably Impress
ed by their lodger.
"So," I continued brazenly, "he
knows at last that his condition Is very
bad, and he wishes to remain at the
hospital for some days until he has
quite recovered. In the meantime I
am to have the second floor back, which
was occupied by the ladles."
I spoke the last word with seeming
nonchalance, without the quiver of a
lash, though I was Inwardly a-quake,
for I was risking everything upon It.
Then In an Instant I breathed more
freely. I saw that I bad hit the mark
and that their suspicions were gradual
ly growing less.
"They, of course, are not coming
back," I added, "at least not for a
long time. So he has no further use for
the room. This Is the fourteenth. I can
take possession tomorrow."
They exchanged a glance, and Mme.
"Very well, monsieur," she said.
"Will you have the kindness to come
and look at the room?" '
I followed her up the stair, giddy at
my good fortune. She opened a door
and lighted a gas Jet against the wall.
"I am sure you will like the apart
ment, monsiuer," she said. . "You see.
It Is a very large one and most com
fortable." It was indeed of good size and well
furnished. The bed was in a kind of
alcove, and beyond it was a bath un
looked for luxury! One thing, however,
struck me as peculiar. The windows
were closed by heavy shutters, which
were barred upon the Inside, and the
bars were secured in place by pad
locks. "I shall want to open the windows,"
I remarked. "Do you always keep
She hesitated a moment, looking a
"You see, monsieur, it Is this way,"
she explained at last. "M. Bethune
himself had the locks put on, for he
feared that his poor sister would throw
herself down Into the courtyard, which
Is paved with stone and where she
would certainly have been killed. She
was very bad some days, poor dear. T
was most glad when they took her
away, for the thought of her made me
nervous. I will in the morning open the
windows and air the .room well for
"That will do nicely," I assented as
carelessly as I could. I knew that I
had chanced upon a new development;
though I could not In the least guess Its
bearing." "What do you ask for the
"Ten dollars the week, monsieur,"
she answered, eying me narrowly.
I knew It was not worth so much
nful, remembering my character, re
pressed my first inclination to close the
"That Is a good deal," I said hesitat
ingly. "Haven't you a cheaper room,
"This Is the only one we have now
vacant, monsieur," she assured me.
I turned back toward the door with
a little sigh.
"I fear I can't take it," I said.
"Monsieur does not understand," she
protested. "That price, of course. In
" She hesitated, eying me again.
"For fl additional It shall Include
"Done, madame!" I cried. "I pay
you for a week in advance." And I
suited the action to the word. 'Only,'
I added, "be sure to air the room well
tomorrow. It seems very close. Still,
Bethune was right to make sure that
his sister could not harm herself."
"Yes," she nodded, placing the money
carefully In an old purse, with the true
miserly light in her eyes. "Yes; she
broke down most sudden. It was the
departure of her mother, you know,
I nodded thoughtfully.
"When they first came, six " weeks
ago, she was quite well. Then her
mother a position of some sort se
cured and went away. She never left
her room after that, Just sat there and
cried or rattled at the doors and win
dows. Her brother was heartbroken
about her. No one else would he permit
to attend her. But I hope that she. Is
well now, poor child, for she is again
with her mother."
"Her mother came after her?" I
"Oh, yes; ten days ago, and together
they drove away. By this time they
are again In the good France."
I pretended to be inspecting a ward
robe, for I felt sure my face would be
tray me. At a flash I saw the whole
story. . There was nothing niore Mme.
Jourdain could tell me. "'
"Yes," I repeated, steadying my
voice, "the good France." . '
"M. Bethune has himself been absent
for a week," she added, "on affairs of
business. He wap not certain that he
would return,' but he paid us to the
15th." - ...
I! nodded. "Yes tomorrow I will
take possession then." - k '
"Very well, monsieur," she assented.
"I will have it In readiness." .
For an Instant I hesitated. Should I
use the photograph? Was It necessary?
How explain my possession of it? 5 Did
I not already know all that Mme. Jour
dain could tell me? I turned to the
"Then I must be going," I said. "I
have some business affairs to arrange,"
andwe went down together.
The place was filling with a motley
crowd of diners, but I paused only to
exchange a nod with M. Jourdain and
then hurried away. The fugitives had
taken the French line, of course, and I
hastened on to the foot of Morton
street, where the French line pier Is.
A ship was being loaded for the voy
age out, and the pier was still open. A
clerk directed me to the sailing sched
ule, and a glance at it confirmed my
guess. At 10 o'clock on the morning of
Thursday, April 3, La Savoie had sail
ed for Havre.
"May I see La Savoie's passenger
list?" I asked.
"Certainly, sir," and he produced it.
I did not. of course, expect to find
Miss Holladay entered upon it; yet I
felt that a study of it might be repaid,
and I was not mistaken. A Mrs. G. R.
Folsom and two daughters had occu
pied the cabine de luxe, 436, 438, 44a
On the company's list which had been
given me I saw bracketed after the
name of the youngest daughter the sin
gle word "invalide."
"La Lorraine sails day after tomor
row, I believe?" I asked.
"And Is she full?"
"No, sir; It Is a little early In the sea
son yet." And he got down the list of
staterooms, showing me which were
vacant. I selected an outside double
one and deposited half the fare in order
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