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i,t.i. IM. br Kobari W. 1'ua.bwl
BUKAKFAl si pui"vi. r.
for tbs luxurious sIUKsnrd to
whom trays were scut, was
.rvwl in Ut EnsUidi fashion,
any other method or cotuprouiUo bclns
v.. 1 1 .nfwurwl to I normal
mail. enrrsftlcally devoted to bis 1ih1
ness. bis pleasure. bl friend an.!
comfortably tu love with bl wife. And
If aoiue considered bis vigor lu tnl
Beso to b lacslns l mercy, that vigor
was alwaya eKcrvlsed withlu the law.
He uever trsflsnrewed the rule of
war. but bin headlong euergy some
times landed him cloee to the dead
line He had already breakfasted when
the earileat riser entered the uiorulu
room to saunlr about the sidewards
and Investigate the simmering: coutenta
of silver covered dishes on the warm
era. The fragrance of coffee was pleaa
nt!v perceptible. Men In conventional
inciting attire roamed about the room,
elected what they cared for and car
ried It to the table. Mr. Mortimer
mti there consuming peaches that
matched her complexion. Marlon
Puca. alwaya more congruous In field
costume and belted Jacket than In
uvtulng else, and alwaya. like her
vu hunters, minutely groomed, waa
preparing breakfaat for ber own
consumption with the leisurely preci
sion characteristic of her whether In
the saddle, on the box or grassing her
fcrace of any covey that ever flushed.
Captain Voucher and Lord Alderdene
aiscusaed prospects between bites, at
tentive to the monosyllabic opinions of
liss Paste. Her twin brothers. Gor
don and Willis, shyly consuming oat
meal listened respectfully aud waited
on their sister at the slightest lifting
of her thinly arched eyebrows.
Into this company sauuterea Biwar-i
apparently no worse fop wear, for as
yet the enemy had set upon him no
proprietary Insignia save a rather be
coming pallor and faint bluish sha--owa
under the eyes. He strolled about,
exchanging amiable greetings, and
presently selected a chilled grape fruit
as bis breakfast. Opposite him Morti
mer, breakfasting upon his own drend
. f ul bracer of an apple soaked in port,
raised his heavy Inflamed eyes with n
significant leer at the Iced grape fruit.
Siwnrd glanced out through the lj-d-ed
casements Into the brilliant Sep
Outside he could see Major Belweth
er, pink skinned, snowy chop whiskers
brushed rabbit fashion, very voluble
with Sylvia Landis. who listened ab
sently, head partly averted. Quarrler
In tweeds and gaiters, his morning ci
gar delicately balanced In his gloved
fingers, strolled near enough to be
within earshot, and when Sylvia's In
attention to Major Belwether's obser
vations became marked to the verge
of rudeness he came forward and
spoke. But whatever It was thnt he
said appeared to change her passive
Inattention to quiet displeasure, for, as
Si ward rose from the table, he snw
her turn on her heel and walk slowiy
toward a group of dogs presided over
by some kennel men and gamekeepers.
She was talking to the head game
keeper when he emerged from the
house, but she
saw him on the
terrace and gave
him a bright
nod of greeting,
so close to an In
vitation that he
stone steps and
crossed the dew
"I a:u aslrtns
Dawson to ex
plain Just exact
ly what a 'Shot
over drive' re
Bern bles," she
said, turning to
" am asking Dawson include Siward
U explain just ex- ,n n animated
jictluwhat a 'Shot- conference wJtn
the big, scraggy
"You know, Mr. Siward, that It is. a
custom peculiar to Shotover House to
open the season with what Is called a
, Bhotover drive?"
"I beard Alderdene talking about-lt,"
he said, smilingly inspecting the girl's
attire of khaki, with its buttoned pock
ets, gun pads and Cossack cartridge
loops, and the tan knee kilts hanging
heavily plaited over gaiters and little
thick soled shoes. He had never cared
very much to see women afield, for, In
a rare case where there waa no affec
tation, there was something else In
born that he found unpleasant-sonie-thing
lacking about a woman who
could take life from frightened wild
things, something shocking that a wo
' man could look, unmoved, upon a
twitching, blood soiled heap of feath
ers ut. her feet. .
JUeunwhile Dawsou, dog whip at sa
lute, stood knee deep among bin rest
less setters explaining the ceremony
with which Mr. Ferrall a-fcered to the
opeuiiig of each shouting ses-oa.
"It's our owa ideft Mi Lsadas, ,
! wii.l .iuiui;.., "Ouc't a seaou Mr. r
rail and hi K'Ki liv.-n ll lor a uii-u
i "i i- .ir( of dIcdIc. lulwi. Tbs
Kims I In lslr. slity yrl lart
Hue. an' lit rules la wai sirsitiui
abend, d.c to heel until first cover U
rvifhed: lire' straight or to quarter
neer lilankiu' uor wlpiu' no eyes, and
ground sum couiil as feather for tin
Ohl It klrm!h Hue that walk
iU-..!i;IH um-ad?" Kind HUurd. uodduig.
Straight ahead. sir. No atopplii . uo
turulu' fur hedg. fauces, sler r
rock. There I boats f'r deep water
and ford marked and corduroy fr to
paw the Seven luwii. Luncheon ai
1. miss, an hours rvt, tuen iruiB..i
on over bill, valley, rook and river to
the rondyvoo atop Ouprey ledge. You'll
see the poles and the big neats. air.
It's there they wore for the cup and
there when the bag la couuted the
traps are ready to carry you home
again." ' Aud to SlwarU: "Win you
draw for your lady. sir? 11 is ne cur
Are you uiy MadyT" he aakea,
turning to Sylvia.
lo you want meTT
In the amillug luster of her eyea tha
tiniest spark ISabbad out at blm.
hint at defiance for somebody, perhaps
for Major Belwether, who had taken
considerable palua to enlighten her aa
to Slward's condlUou the ulght be
fore; perhapa also for Quarrler, who
bad naturally expected to act as ber
gun U-arer In emergencies.
-I'm probably a poor shot," she said.
i..Linfl" aiuUlnslv straight Into Si-
wards eyes. "But If you'll take me"-
1 will with pleasure." be ssia.
nawson. do we draw for (KwltlonT
.n And he drew a
slip of paper from the box offered oy
ihA huml keeier.
"No. 7." said Sylvia, looking over his
.i,i.i,.r "I'on.e out to the starting
line. Mr. Siward. All the positions sre
virh srolf UIBK8. v uai
,.r ha we ahead. Dawson T'
Kind o' stiff, miss." grinned the
keener. "Pity your gentleman ain t
drawed the meadows an" Sachem nui
win rnu ehiHtse vour dog, sir I
"You have your dog, you know," ob-
Kvlvla demurely, nuu oiwaru
the lmDntlent setters.
''""' ... .t , ......
ne white, heavily reamereo uu
straining at bis leash and wagging
fmnti.nllv. brown eyes nxea on mm
i ,...rt moment Saeamore was
a. ,-,rnr hi master ith c
resses, tb girl looking on In smOln?
silence, and presently, side Dy siue, iub
man. the girl and tue uog were uu.r
Ing off to the starting Hue, where nl
vn.iv neonle were gathering In groups
selecting dogs, fov.llng pieces, com
paring numbers m;d discussing the
merits of their respective lines of ad-
TivrvflM hnsilv enerxetlc and in hl;:i
spirits, greeted them gayly. pointing
out the red disk Dearing uieir uuu.
h 7 where It stood out distinctly
above the distant scrub of the fore-
"You two are certainly up against
it!" he said, grlnuiu;,'. "ineres oiu.v
one rougher line, and you re in for
thrn nnd water and a scramble
Bcross the bacU:.oe of the divide.'
i. it .inv irnnA't" asked Fiwnrd.
"Good-if you've got the legs and
Cvlvla rlnesn't D HV DUDy
"I?" she said indignantly. "Kemp.
i'siii fi n nrtv tlx-'. And I will bet you
now," sbe added, flushing, "that your
TA .tin la rtnrn
i.rif" ai.i ssiwnrd. laUL'Llng. "We
.run. ' - - -
.no.- n,i(- Mlwxit straight."
"You will. Kemp. I'll wager what
Glove: ? S'to!-kin.',--against a ciga
J naaaV ha RlltrGTeSted
"Dona"! she said disdainfully, mov-
inr forward aloue the skirmish line.
...m, nnl fsmllp for the groups
now disintegrating into couples-the
n orith Klleen Shannon ana
cage uw.. ......
T?n Rnnruwdel. Marion Page follow
ed by Alderdene. Mrs. Vendenning and
vt.,w Koiwptlior aud the Tussel girl
convoyed by Ieroy Mortimer. Farther
along the line, taking post, sne saw
Ouarrler and Miss Caithness. Captain
Voucher with Mrs. Mortimer and oth
ers too distant to recognize movlnjf
across country with glitter and glint
of sunlishl on slanting gun barrels.
Aud now Ferrall was climbing into
his saddle beside his pretty wife, who
sat her horse like a boy. the white flag
lifted high in the sunshine, watching
the firing line until the last laggard
was In position.
"All right, Grace!" said Ferrall brisk
ly Down went the white flag. Tho
far ranged line started into motion
straight across country, dogs at heel.
v,r uailille Mrs. Ferrall could
see the advance strung out far afield
from the dark spots moving along the
Fells boundary to the two couples
traversing the salt nieaUows o noim.
Crack! A distant report cams faintly
or or th upland against the wind.
"Toucher." beeired FsrraU, fproba-
bly a snipe. Hark! Hs's struck them
Mrs. FerraU, watching curiously.
mw m ward s jun fly up as two big
dark spots floated up from tbs marsh
and wt swinging
Oh! OraofcJ Uw skw4 tbs
Ma Ms. Umlillmt rwsr4 tt f
lu.k." said Ferrall. "A doubls for
a wU.t: Iu't tt it'.T that"-
ii.. km i.l ii.i iiioi. Ill pretty wire.
aktrlde her tboronghbml. sat silent,
gray ey ! uti tbs U.tant Dgures
at KlvU UttU SII.I Piwsm. n""
I. milder d'P
Wan It very ImhI iai mguir n
kHl lu low voice.
hVrrull Unitfgwl. "Me was not or-
ffiHhs. U nalkeu stea.iuy enouu
U..Ili. When I went into ui. room
h.. I., uu the lU as u lieu i'u
i.uck by llghlnlng. ami
how be U this uioriilng."
in..- lille" hi wife said, it "
iruliic to slter htui some dsy dreadful
ly, l-u't It. Kempr
TYou lueau like aiortunerr
"Ye, only Uroy wss slwsys plf "
V they turned their borsea toward
th blghrtmd Mrs. Ferrall said.
yuu know why Sylvls lau't shooting
No," tvplletl her husbana inniner-
ently, "do ouT
"No." She looketl out aero iu
lit ocean, grave gray eye brlghteulug
with uppred inliwhief. "Hut I half
Hh. all sort of things. Kemp.
"What's one of Vuir aked Ferrall.
looking around st her. But his wife
"You don't mean she's uirowiug un
Hie st Siward. now that you've book
ed Quarrler for ber! I thought shs U
played bliu to the garr .
oi'iaiia ilun t ue coaree. ivciuf. -
Mm. Ferrall, seudlug her nome i-'-
nr husband spurred to ier
.i.i ,! without turning ber bead sbs
iut'intiel: "Of course Sylvia won't bs
foolish, if they wers ouiy sateiy mar
ried. But Howard Is such pin
What does Sylvia expect wun uow-
niiillona s manT"
ivrmll drew bridle. io ca
rious thing Is, Kemp, that sbs liked
..v- iivf him t SSW hOW It WSS.
Dt.1 '.ir hi alienees for intellectual
....ii,.iun hu truiierv. his library, bis
smatterings for expresaions or u-
ui.-v...u . . .
rated personality. Then sae reuiem-K-ktv
lraus h roie to ruaulng
.ith that cashiered Englishman,
and that scared her Into clutching the
substantial In the shape, or uowira.
Still. I wish I hadn't meaaiea.
"Oh I told her to do It I Ws bd
...u,. .,r,.n .Tuviiirht. She may marry
hlin-I don't know-but If you think
anv live woman could D concenieu
with a muff like tbatr
i'l-l. nt'm Immnrnl.
.ivmn I'm not She'd be mad not
to marry him. but I don't know what
fA -i . man like that If I were hi"
l U " .
ini mil know what a terrinc
.nanttv for mischief there ts in oyi
via. Some day she's going to iot
somebody. And It Isn't likely to ds
Howard. And. ob. Kemp. I do grow
... tired of that sort of thing! Do you
sunnose anybody will sver maks da-
eency a fashion?"
"You're doing your bear. - saia
raii inmrhtn at his wife's pretty boy
ish face turned back toward blm over
ko. .hmihior "You're presenting your
cousin and his millions to a girl who
no., iii'usu ti nnrt
"Don't. Kemp! I don t snow wu; .
. .. . .u I
......i.iih t wish I hadn t
..t ,i run rnn't et Ilowara aione.
You're nerfectly possessed to plague
him when he's with you, ana now
vou've arranged for another woman 10
;,.. if nr. for the rest of his lifetime.
What does Sylvia want with a man
who possesses the instincts aim im
lect of a coachman? She is asked ev
erywhere. She has ber own money.
Why not let her alone? Or la It too
late?" . . ,
"You mean let ber make a fool or
herself with Stephen Siward? That la
where she is drifting."
"Do you think"
"Yes. I do. She has a perfect genius
for selecting the wrong man, and she's
already sorry for this one. I'm sorry
for Stephen, too. but It's safe for me
to be." , . . ,
"She might make something of him.
"You know perfectly well uo woman
ever did make anything of a doomed
man. He'd kill her. 1 meau it, Keui.
rr .,.1,1,1 liierallr kill her witb grief.
ii"; i wu.x- w t
ai... tl.f ml i -ji Moi'tiiuet': fcUie Wa t
like most girl of hoc sort. Ion meu
rather stunDlug, hlgbl
tempered. uure-ouWe youn girl.
ih, . iwwre of suffloleutly trained
intelligence to marry the best our mar
ket offers-and ciows her eye a thor--..;.i.r.l
witk the oaorices of mi. but
also wttu the gtafted lo-tluct for im-o
m mm Hlir M
"WsJl, tbafs ad tct. ltr
ad rscrsU. "That's waf I ssse hoc
av kM't il oforootT
peiKlve tralulut of " tlioroiighlr.H
and stl th Ignorance loo, KUe l cold
b!OAt!d tiei-at:"" whlei!ie trifle
skeptical Ihhuu so aUolulcly uu"
awakeniHt. She uever eMHTlenced a
deep emotion luipulw have luloxl
hr 'line or tw ice. Hut-but If
ever s uiau awaUeu ber-l Uou't csre
who he t-you'll a jslrl you uever
knew, n brand new creaiura emerge
with ths Ut rasr aud la uf t-onven-ll.mallty
dropping from her. a woman.
Kemp, heiress to every generous liu
pulse, avery emoiloii. every vice, every
virtus of all thst brimsui raes or
"You aevtu to know." b ssld. aiiiun-
ed and curious.
l kn.iw Malor Belwether told Uis
that b bad thought of Howard as an
anchor for ber. It seemed a pity
Howard wltb all bis cold, heavy nega
tive inertia. I said I d do It. I uki.
Aud now don't kuow. I wish, almost
wish I hadu'f
"What lias changed jour IdessT
l d.iii't know. Howsnl I safer than
Stephen Siward, already In the first
clutches of hi master vice. Would
you mata what she Inherits from her
mother and her mother's mother with
what Is that poor boy's heritage from
She hold her boms to a walk, rid
ing forward, grave, thoughtful, pre
occupied wltb a new problem, ouiy
part of which sha had told ber hus
band. i.w that nlirht aha had been awaken
ed In her bed to find stsndlug iK'slds
ber a w hite, wide ayed figure, shiver
ing, limbs a-cblll beneath her clinging
lace. Sbs bud taken the pallid visitor
to ber anus sua warmeu uer am.
soothed her snd whispered to ber.
miiriiiiirlna tha thousand llttls words
and sound, the bresthlug magic moth
ers us wltb children.
Driven she knew not why. Sylvia
had crept from ber room In search ol
the still, warm, fragrant nest auu tne
n-hi.iru.MMt reiiaaurancs aud the caress
sha had never before endured. Yes,
now she craved It. Invited it. longeo
for safe arms around ber. the hover
Ing band on her hair. Was this Syl
via? And Grace Ferrall. clearing her
sloepy eyes, amaxed, Incredulous of th
eold childlike hands upon her shoul
ders. csught her in ber srms with a
little langh snd sob and drew ner to
h hm.t tn aooth and caress snd re
assure, to make up to ber all sba could
of what is every child s just neruage.
And for a long while Sylvia, lying
there, told her uothlng-foeeause sha
did not know how merely a word, a
restless question half ashamed, barely
enough to shadow forth the something
stirring her toward an awakening In
a new world.
And at length, gravely. Innocently,
she spoke of ber engagement and the
worldly possibilities before her. of the
man she was to marry and her new
and unexpected sense of loneliness In
his presence now that she bad seen
blm again arter monins. i
She spoke presently of Siward, a
fugitive rjuestlon or two offered Inllf
ferently at first, then wltb shy persist
ence and curiosity, knowing tiothlug
of the senseless form flung face down
ward across the sheets In a room close
by And thereafter the murmured bur
den of the theme was Siward uutll oue.
heavy eyed, turned from the white
dawn silvering the windows, Blghed
BUU 1QH - -
K.iHuii in it taiiifled Kold wide
awake, thinking vague thoughts that
had no ending, no beginning, auu i
last a rosy bar of light fell across the
wall, and the warm shadows faded
from comer aud curtain, and, turning
on the pillow, her face nestled In her
balr, she fell asleep.
Nothing of this had Mrs. Ferrall told
her husband. Nothing of this could
her husband understand had she words
to convey it. There was nothing Uo
need understand except that his wife,
meaning well, had meddled aud re
gretted. And now. turning in ber saddle with
a pretty gesture of ber shoulders:
"I meddle no more! Those who need
m mav come to ine. Now laugh at
tnr.lv wisdom. Kemp! ine iu-
chlef take Howard Quarrler!"
"Amen! Come on. race.
cu ofh.wi hrlrile. "Do you sup
pose Stephen Siward Is going to make
'How can he unless sue neips mm
Nonsense! All's well wltb Siwaru ami
Sylvia. Shall we gallop.'
All was very wen wun niwum
Sylvia. They had passed iue rum...
brier country seamless, wuu iw
miinrn n lack snipe and a rabbit to
the credit of their score, and were now
advancing through that aiuny m
i. (.,1 l.inrl of tall ttruy ul(!ei's where
, ...I... .,.l.l,,n Hr I" It Or Ilie luine
III lllf PI I ' . J ' "11 -
..ner woodcock fluttered up
ward twittering, only to stop anil drop
II Hllniwi iiiv'i v
Biw.-rl' trim to flnff.v balls of feather
..iv.,..,,.l nr the vicious craca Ol
whirling earthward Horn mn.au.
Sugamore came galloping um
. ,.nuiiu,i muHH of chestnut and
brown feathers In his mouth. Siward
took the dead cock, passed It back to
ine B.euiKi .
the beautiful, eager dog mid signaled
him forward once more.
..m. should have fired that time.
he said to Sylvla-"tiat la. 1 you care
to kill anything."
Tj..t t rfon't sim to be able to," she
aaJd "It ino't a bit Hks shooting at
clay targets. Tbs twlttwiug whir
..i,.. m hi aurorlse It's all so charm
ingly sudden-aud my ert seems to
Btop In oue beat, ana l wos auu o.
.... h.n vhJuk ud woodcock I
nr. lu viuir me bl'satbless.
TT'r voice ceaiad. The whit setter.
cutting up his ground ahead. badtop
ped, rigid, one lag raised. Jaws quiver
lug and lockiuc SJlcrnauwy
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