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and leaped into the forest from
which it had come, while the girl
leaned agaiust a tree, one little
hand agaiust her palpitating bosom,
staring at Roderick.
D. L. WOOD » SON.
“ You were frightened— there was
cause for alarm— but it was no
is H m ^ m u n»l1 it »b. po»«>” ^
doubt startling to come face to face
■ ra ils c u t Polk I'ooitit ‘ 'rM 'n . » » a » » ">•
* f OlHi(r*M » * March ». IÍ7 ».
i» Solved a Problem For with such a wild creature,” he said,
talking rather volubly to enable her
Tt It phene— News Offkt.
recover herself. “ How is it that
T M f \ga ••■'Mcrirtfcvi Rat«a 0»>STear *L*0. ala mortha.
you are alone and so far from the
g p > M « ' a : t b iw month.. I * e n ta , a l««»«' w r t ••»»■
settlement? Are you not afraid?”
P * d r # r t l a l n i Ralae l>\ap:ar 1.' .' c u m an loch
asked Roderick curiously.
By CLA RISSA MACKIF.
j ; » m • » » » NoUets ic a n t a a l i n » . r.-r Sale. « a r t .
“ Indeed, no,” she said in a sur
J K t e c r m t i* » Wan» anil P «T In t e t t s ln m .o t So
Miss Penlow vanned behind her prised tone. “ I know every inch
^ ^ ^ H p a la ta e lla s
C et 4 o lT h s n k s Sects. Las*
pretty hand ancl blinked her blue of these woods, but I don’t know all
■ »tic c a , la ta ) rat »a
•yea at Roderick. “ Dear boy," she the deniiens thereof. Now 1 can
t/ C op y to r D t a a d i . an d c h s n g .e sh o u ld ha tan t
murmured wearily, “ this is the sev add another to mv acquaintances.”
I» Thé Xcwi not lat»r than Wadnaada»
en hundredth time, more or less, She smiled in such a friend I v way
5 f f c al Hawapapar o f »ha City at »a lla Cl»»
that I’ve said I don’t want to be that Roderick took the compliment
married yet awhile. I want to en to himself.
Issi ed E very S a t i ’R p a y M o r n i n g joy my single blessedness for an
“ Thank you,” he said courteous
other year. I want to have a good ly. “ I am proud to be received by
time, and I see my way clear to the lady of the forest.”
R IS E O F T H E E M B A S S Y .
have it now that Aunt Bee has in
She blushed beautifully and bit 1
A t First Ambassadors W ars Ratsd as vited me to spend a winter in New the red curve of her lip thoughtful
York. Next fall, after the summer ly.” “ Really, it seems such a rude
It was not until the close of the fif abroad she has promised me, I'll be
thing to say, but 1 didn’t mean you,
teenth century that the permanent em ready to marrv you and go to h o u s e
I meant the deer was a new
bassy became at all common, and not keeping in that dear, horrible, stuffy
until the end of the sixteenth that It
little apartment which, 1 am sure, 14
Roderick reddened as he laughed
became a generally recoguixed Institu
all we can afford.”
at his own confusion. “ Serves me
tion Spain led the way in the matter.
“Y ou have evidently thought the right,” he said emphatically, “ for
In 1487 Dr. Roderlgo Gomiesalvl de
: PueM a was appointed permanent Span matter over carefully. Your reasons being such a conceited jackanapes
ish ambassador to England, and as be are most excellent ones, and I dare
If I can be of no further service to i
w as still in London in 1500, the Span say you will have a splendid time
you I may as well get along after
ish embassy in the British capital must with Mrs. Frake.
When are you
be regarded as the oldest among the going to start on your journey into Ellis.”
“Oh, do you know Mr. Ellis?” she
permanent embassies of tbe world.
asked. “ Is he here?”
Spain was followed by Venice. In
“ A week from today. And what
“ He’s staying in Anjou for the
1496 the Venetian republic, ow ing to
You hunting. I’m with him. Mv name’s
the fact that "the way to tbe British are you going to do, Rod?
Isles la rory long and very- danger spoke of joining Dick Ellis on his Wakely— Roderick Wakely.”
ous.” appointed two merchants resi hunting trip into the north. Didn’t
“Then you’re the painter. Mr.
dent in London as subambasciatores you say you might get a picture up
Ellis has often mentioned your
for the republic, but in the summer o f there among the trappers and
name to us. He always come* over
the same year Andrea Trevisano a r guides ?” Edith Penlow spoke rather
to the lodge to see father and me.
rived in London as permanent ambas
absently, as one who tried to force \Ye have a camp awav back here.
sador at the court o f Henry V II.
au interest in a very tiresome sub Tell Mr. Ellia we shall be glad to
It was about this period that there
began to be evolved that ideal of diplo je ct
see him and his friend too.” She
“ I am planning to join Ellis on smiled back over her shoulder and
which Machiavelll expounds
such thoroughness in
"The Thursday. We shall be gone all win disappeared, while Roderick whirled
Prince" and ‘T h e Discourses on Livy." ter. I withheld my answer until I
about and tramped back to the cab
an ideal best indicated, perhaps, in might know your decision, Edith. I
in, forgetting everything save the
Sir Henry Wotton's fsmons definition, will sec you before I go.”
fact that at last the great picture
"A n ambassador is an honest man sent
Out in the 6ilent street Roderick was at hand.
to lie abroad fo r the good of his coun
try.” So universally was this Ideal ac Wakely strode swiftly along the
After that the weeks flew rapidly
cepted and elaborated that the "corn- frosty pavements, his hands thrust while Roderick worked on his pic-
pleat am bassador" of the old school deep in his coat pockets, his eyes ture, tramped the woods hoping for
searching the gloom ahead, as if a glimpse of Katherine Deering’*
never expected to be believed.
In tbe sixteenth and seventeenth cen they were trying to pierce the gray
red cloak or joined Ellis in his trips
turies the position o f ambassadors was veil of the future that seemed
brown bear and deer. Many
anything but comfortable. Sovereigns
stretched before him. Before the evenings they spent at the lodge
thought It wiser to keep them at a safe
veil Edith Penlow's dainty figure with Colonel Deering and his daugh
distance. Henry V II. o f England for
bade his subjects to bold any Inter seemed to dance alluringly, yet ter.
course with them, while Francis I. of with diminishing clearness, until at
As the spring came on Roderick’s
France adopted the policy o f keeping last she vanished and there was engagement to Edith Penlow seem
them aw ay from court. They were nothing but the gray veil and little ed to fade into a dull background j
maintained purely on the basis o f the else beyond.
that he had called life— before he
balance o f advantage. Bach sovereign
On Thursday he set forth with had met Katharine Deering and
reckoned that tbe advantage accruing
Dick Ellis, bound for the Canadian fallen in love with her sweetness j
to him for being able to have “honor
As they left Boston be and shy simplicity.
able spies" in the shape of ambassa
Edith’s letters had grown fewer
dors at foreign courts more than com hind in a mist of smoke Roderick
pensated for the losses which came his thought, with a sharp pang, that until they ceased altogether. Then
w ay from having around him the spring would have rolled around be one morning there came a letter
“honorable spies” of other powers. So fore he 6aw it again. And Edith—
that fell into his life like a bomb
the system gradually consolidated it for she would return at Easter be
fore going abroad with her aunt—
“ I am tired of New York,” she
It was not, however, until the con would she have forgotten him—
wrote rather petulantly, “ so if you
gresses of Vienna and Aix-la-ChapeUe.
would she learn to care for another ? are ready
eady 1 to go to Paris I 6hall pre
!n 181.' and 1818, respectively, that di
When they reached the hunting pare to be married in June. Aunt
plomacy, as a uniform system, based
upon generally recognized rules and camp at Anjou Ellis took his gun Bee has given up the trip for this !
directed by a diplomatic hierarchy hav- and Roderick made several sketches year.”
ing a fixed international status, was that might develop into the great
In his perplexity Roderick laid
firmly established. It was, moreover, picture, but he felt no especial en
the case before Dick Ellis. The lat
only In quite recent times that the sys thusiasm about pushing his work
ter gnawed his pipestem and looked
tem w as extended beyond Europe to forward. Edith’s attitude had some
at Roderick through narrowed lids. ■
the great nations of the east.—Argo
how set the machinery o f his life
“ Y ou’re all over it, eh, Rod?” he >
n au t
out of adjustment. He todd himself asked bluntly.
that only she could make matters
“I ’m ashamed to say I am,” nod- j
Children and Books.
right agaiD. Every mail he watch ded the other. “ I didn't know I was
Dr. Johnson held views fa r In ad
vance o f his age on the subject o f chil ed for a letter from her, but t'he let such a cad.”
dren's books. The child Itself, he held, ters came rarely and were lacking
“ You’re not, only neither of you
was the best Judge. “I would put a in the great essential that he craved
is in love with the other. Of course :
child into a library (where no unfit — her assurance that she muwed
it’s Edith Penlow.” His voice low- \
books are) and let him read at bis him in her new life; that she longed
choice." he said. “A child should not for the time when they would no ered.
“ Y es.”
be discouraged from reading anything
longer be separated. Rut she nerer
“ She doesn’t care a rap for you— j
he takes a liking to from a notion that
wrote of these things. Her letters never did I She’s in love with me |
it is above his reach. I f that be the
case the child will soon find out and were mere frothy jottings of her i Fact!
No, I’m not conceited, old
desist. I f not he. of course, gains the gay life— of her bappiiness— and a j man. It happens I know it, only—
Instruction, which is so much the more careless word of affection at the
only it was too late. You see, I j
likely to come from the inclination end, sometimes forgotten after all.
love her, too, but when I asked her
with which he takes up the study.”
One morning he took sketching she had promised you. What time
block and pencil and went forth on does the express leave the junc- J
Holes In Everything.
the trail of Ellis, who had been tion?” he asked suddenly, spring- j
It Is held by mere than one high au gone hours before hot on the track
ing to his feet.
thority that matter Is neither continu
of a brown bear which had invaded
“Three-ten this afternoon.”
ous nor heterogeneous. Thomson show
their storehouse the night before.
“ Then I ’m off. Have Rush send
ed by an experiment that hydrogen can
Roderick paused, to rest on the my traps down. Wish you luck,
be passed into a vacuum tube through
an Incandescent platinum window, in fallen trunk of a giant beech when
Rod. You needn't wish me any. I
a similar way sodium passes through his startled glance took in a sceme
know I’ll win out.”
glass, and this Is a useful fact In the that he never forget.
Roderick whistled softly as he
manufacture o f vacuum tubes, because
Beyond him ir.i a small clearing ‘ carefully wrapped his finished pic
■odium can be passed Into the tube to
carpeted with e soft drift of newly ! ture under his arm. “ The Great
absorb tbe residual oxygen.
fallen snow there stood a girl and Adventure,” it was called, this meet
the Italian physicist, has shown that
hydrogen can pass through cold iron. a deer, quit's unconscious of hi« 1 ing of the timid girl and the fright- 1
Matter may therefore be generally re presence. Ft was evident that each | ened deer, and as he went through j
garded as full of holes.
had emerged from the woods on the woods toward Colonel Deering’s 1
opposite t ides of the clearing and camp he was conscious that he was j
were now poised in startled contem setting forth upon the greatest ad- '
T w * Housatonic«.
The first American vessel sunk by a plation 'of each other.
renture of his life. When he saw I
hostile submarine In w arfare bore the
The girl, small and slender and Katharine coming through the ca
aame name as the Housatonic, also tbe graceful, wore a long red cape that
thedral aisles of the forest toward
first American steamer sunk by a G er
enveloped her like the cloak of Lit him one glimpse aaf her face caused
man submarine after tbe break In dip
tle Bled Riding Hood of nursery him to-drop the great picture in the j
lomatic relaUons occurred.
mer vessel was the Cnited States tales, and over her fair hair was snow and take her in his arms.
steamship Housatonic, aunk in Charles drawn a red hood, framing the pale
End of th* World.
ton harbor tbe nlgbt o f Feb. 17, 1864, oval of her lovely young face, out
by tbe Confederate submarine H. L
of w hich shone eyes as shy and
Louis Rabourdin, a French scien
H on lay.
brawn as those of the deer, which tist, expects the world to burn some
Stood in an attitude of pitiable day. Rabourdin says if the earth’s
H as Woman W ho Did.
crust at the bottom of the seas,
iM td u cto i«. I have frequently
So they stood for a whole min which is very thin, ever cracks and
■re. I think the a v e r a g e is
lets water into the incandescent in
year, but 1 am getting hard ute while Roderick transferred their
terior, the water would be decom
ened on that p o s t. I-i ail w twenty- heads to hia block with quick, sure
Then he posed by the heat, the hydrogen
four years’ experience I never had but etrokea of his crayon.
would take fire and the earth’s crust
one fare returned and that w as by a thrust both in his pocket and made
woman.— A Conductor In New York a sharp sotrnd with hi» lips.
In be consumed, turning the world
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stantly^ the ^animal turned about into a globe of fire.
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