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"I see," she nodded.
I glanced at her again at the open,
candid eyes, the forceful mouth and
chin and I took a sudden resolution.
"Miss Kemball," I said, "I'm going
to ask your help that is, If I may."
(: "Of course you may."
"Well, then, that man who came on
: board last is the Inveterate enemy of
both Mr. Hovco and myself. We're
trying to uuuurth a particularly atro
cious piece of villainy In which he's
concerned. I have reason to believe
him capable of anything and a very
: fiend of cleverness. I don't know what
he may plot against us, but I'm certain
he'll plot something. Mr. Koyce doesn't
even know him by sight and shouldn't
; be worried, but unless he's forewarned
he may walk right into danger. I want
you to help uie keep an eye on him to
help me keep him out of danger. Will
you help me?"
"Why, certainly!" she cried. "So
we're to have a mystery just we two!"
"Just we two," I assented.
She looked at me doubtfully.
"I must remember Mr. Graham's
warning," she said. "You haven't In
vented this astonishing story just to
entertain mo, Mr. Lester?"
"On my word, no," I responded a lit
tle bitterly. -I only wish I had!"
"There!" she said contritely. "I
shouldn't have doubted. Forgive me,
Mr. Lester. Only it seemed so fantas
tic, so improbable"
"It is fantastic," I assented, "but, un
fortunately, it is true. We must keep
an eye on M. Martigny, or Bethune."
"Which Is his real name?"
"Those are the only ones I know,
but I doubt if either is the true one."
Koyce and Mrs. Kemball joined us
a moment later, and we sat watching
the low, distant Long Island shore un
til the gong summoned us to lunch.
A word to the steward had secured ns
one of the small tables In an alcove at
the side. Our first meal at sea was
a merry one, Mr. Koyce seeming In
such spirits that I was more than ever
determined not to disturb him with, the
knowledge of Martigny presence;
As the toomenta passed my fears
seemed more and more uncalled for.
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After mature consideration we have concluded to close out
without reserve our entire stock of Men's, Young Men's Boys'
and Children's Clothing. We want the room for other lines of
Merchandise. . .
OOO Stock, including our lat
thrown on the market at
This willxbe the
High Grade Clothing ever conducted in the Willamette Valley,
ouyer man a late one
Saturday, Mar 24.
It" 'was quite possible, 1 told myseir,
that I bad been making a bogy of my
own Imaginings. The Frenchman did
not appear in the saloon, and after
ward an Inquiry of the ship's doctor
developed the fact that he was seri
ously 111 and quite unable to leave his
I may as well confess at once that I
was seasick. It came next morning,
ten minutes after I had left my berth,
not a violent sickness, but a faintness
and giddiness that made me long for
my berth again, but Mr. Koyce would
not hear of it. He got me out on deck
and into my chair, with the fresh
breeze blowing full in my face. There
was a long line of chairs drawn up
there, and from the faces of most of
their occupants I judged they were far
more miserable than I.
After a while, the doctor came down
the line and looked at each of us, stop
ping for a moment's chat.
"Won't you sit down a minute, doc
tor?" I asked when he came to me, and
motioned to Mr. Royce's chair.
"Why, you're not sick!" he protest
"It wasn't about myself I wanted to
talk." I said. "Haw's your other pa
tient, the one who came aboard last?"
His face sobered in an instant.
"Martigny is his name," he said, "and
he's in very bad shape. He must have
been desperately anxious to get back
to France. Why, he might have
dropped over dead there on the gang
"If s a disease of the heart?"
"Yes, far advanced. He can't get
.well, of course, but he may live on
Indefinitely, if he's carefuL"
"He's still confined to his bed?"
"Oh, yes. He won't leave It during
the voyage If he takes my advice. He's
got to give his heart just as little work
as possible or if 11 throw up the job al
together." X turned the talk to other things.
land! In a few moments he went oa
along his ronndf. But I was not long
alone, for X saw Miss Kemball coming
"So mal 6 mer. has laid. Its hajid on
at J. M. Nolan
must be cleared before the
Greatest Grandest and Most Stupendous Sale of
n you want tne
you, too, Mr. Lester!" she'crieTI
"Only a finger," I said. "But a finger
Is enough. Won't you take pity on a
poor landsman and talk to him?"
"But that's reversing our positions !"
she protested, sitting down, neverthe
less, to my great satisfaction. "It was
you who were to be the entertainer!
Is our Mephisto abroad yet?" she ask
ed In a lower tone.
"Mephisto Is still wrestling with his
heart, which, it seems, is scarcely able
to furnish the blood necessary to keep
him going. The doctor tells me that
he'll probably spend the voyage abed."
"So there'll be nothing for us to do
after all! Do you know, I .was longing
to become a female Lecoq!"
"Perhaps1 you may still have the
chance," I said gloomily. "I doubt very
much whether Mephisto will consent
to remain inactive."
She clapped her hands and nodded a
laughing recognition to one of the
"You're going to Paris, aren't you.
Miss Kemball?" I asked.
"To Taris j es. You too?"
"We go first to Etretat," I said and
stopped as she leaned, laughing, back
"Won't you take pity on a poor lands
in her chair. "Why, what's wrong with
that?" I demanded. In some astonish
ment. "Wrong? Oh, nothing. Etretat's
most delightful place only It recalled
to me an amusing memory of how my
mother was one day scandalized there
hv some actresses, wtrauwer ba thine.
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is set. We will clear out this stock quick Double Quick
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But It's hardly the season for "E'tretat.
The actresses have not yet arrived,
You'll find it dull.'' j
"We will not stay there long," I said.
"But tell me about It"
"Etretat," said my companion, "Is
a bohemlan resort. It has a beach of
gravel where people bathe all day long,
When one's tired of bathing there are
the cliffs and the downs, and in the
evening there's the casino. You know
French, Mr. Lester?" . )
"Oh, I know the phrase made im
mortal by Mark Twain."
" 'Avez-vous du vin?' yes."
"And I think I also have a hazy rec
ollection of the French equivalents for
bread and butter and cheese and meat.
We shan't starve. Besides, I think Mr.
Koyce can help. He's been to France."
"Of course ;and here he comes to
claim his chair."
"I won't permit him to claim it If
you'll use It a little longer," I protest
ed. "Oh, but I must be going." And she
arose, laughing. "Have I been a satis
"More than satisfactory; I'll accept
"But you won't need any at all after
this morning I don't really believe
you're 111 now!"
She nodded to Koyce and moved
away without waiting for my answer.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday passed,
with only such incidents to enliven
them as are common to all voyages,
but I saw that quiet and sea air were
doing their work well with my com
panion and that he was steadily re
gaining his normal health, so I felt
more and more at liberty to devote my
self to Miss Kemball, in such moments
as she would permit me, and I found
her fascination Increasing in a ratio
quite geometrical. Martigny was still
abed, and, so the ship's doctor told me,
was improving very slowly.
It was Tuesday evening that Mrs.
Kemball and her daughter joined us on
the promenade, and we found a seat in
the shadow of the wheelhouse and
sat for a long time talking of many
things, watching the moonlight across
the water. At last we arose to re
turn, and Koyce and Mrs. Kemball
6tarted on ahead.
"Two more days and we'll be at
Havre," I said. "I'll be very sorry."
"Sorry? I'd never have suspected
you of such a fondness for the ocean."
(To be Continued.)
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Notice to Creditors.
Kotioc isbc-jeby given that the undersigned'
has been duly appointed by the County
Court of the f'tate ox Oregon, for Benton
County, administrator of the estate of Henry
Holroyd, Uect ased. All persons having claims
against Baid estite are hereby required to
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Dated this 13th day f February, 1906.
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