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was with them in an instant his usu- man The man who so accuses agrees
red face changing from white to t0 forfejt his own life in case the other
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purple his anxious eyes darting first ¡s prove<1 innoCe n t If you are to be
toward the group above and then to- charge<1 with tbe mUrder of the prince,
ward the bew.idered Americans.
some one must go before the princess
W hat s the matter.' demanded Lor- aiMj
oath—his life against yours. I
am holding you here, sir, because it is
“There! Seer* cried Dan gloss, and the only place in which you are safe.
even as be spoke a conflict began at
+ the bead of the stairs, the police, aug Lorenz’s friends would have torn you
to pieces had we not found you first.
mented by a few soldiers, straggling You are not prisoners, and you may de
♦* against a bowling, enraged mass of
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part if you think It wise.”
Axpbaininns. Dangioss dragged his re
“But bow can they accuse me? I
luctant charges through a small door, knew nothing of the murder until I
GEORGE BARR McCUTCHEON
-:- and they found themselves in the bag reached this place,” cried Lorry, stop
C" f/u r U jh t, 1301. b y H e r b e r t 8 . S to n e
gage room of the hotel. I»espite their ping short In his restless walk before
queries he offered no explanation, but tbe little baron.
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rushed theta along, passing out of the
“So you say. but”—
CHAPTER I . —Grcnfail L orry. * w ealthy A ire n c a c
door, down a short stairway
ylobe t/o iter. « o a U t i into a tq a a m ’a s c e *l> a e a m
"If you accuse me. I’ll kill you!”
ine foreJgo *irl on the train Iro n D rover */ W**hinjrtoo.
dressed hurriedly and prepared for the and into a side street. A half dozen whispered Lorry, holding himself tense.
The »air » left behind when the Bier r ope for repair» in
ride to the valley. Their own new ’*o\'u-v guards were awaiting them, and Anguish caught and held him.
W rtt V irginia. II.—l/rrry wire* ahead to hr>ld the train.
English bulldog revolvers were to before they could catch the faintest
He and the aaknow o girl ride tw enty mile* at a tearing
“Be calm, sir.” cautioned Dangioss.
pace In a m ountain coach. The r i* no love-m aking,
serve as weapons In the coming com !d“a of what it all meant they were “I may have my views, but I am not
but a near approach to It as the r> I ling wage tum bles the
passengers a te » ’. III.—Lorry dines with the foreign
bat, and a carriage was to be in wait running with tbe officers through an willing to take oath before her royal
party, conatsting of Mis* Gtiggeneloeker, Uncle Caspar
for them in a side street at 7 alley as if pursued by demons.
and Aunt Yvonne. T hey are natives of G raustark, a
highness. Listen: You were heard to
"Now. wbat in thunder does this
country Lorry bad never beard of before. IV .—Lorry
you would kill him. You began
shows the foreigners the sights of W ashington. They
Before leaving their room they beard mean?” panted Lorry, attempting to the fight. You were the aggressor, and
leave for New York to sail on the Kaiae; W ilhelm .
Mist Guggenalocker naively calls Lorry her “ ideal
evidences of commotion in the hotel slacken the pace. He and Anguish there is no one else on earth, it is said,
A m erican’* and invites him to come and see her at Edel
and were apprehensive lest the in were just beginning to regain their who could have wished to murder him.
weiss. V. W ildly Infatuated. Lorry hurries to New
mates had learned of the duel and senses.
York. The name G uggenslocker is not on the steam er
list. He sees the rteam er off. Miss G. waves him a kiss
"Do not stop! Do not stop!" wheezed The man who did the stabbing entered
making n*ady to follow the fight
from the deck. V I —Lorry Joins his old friend. Harry
the room through the hall door and
Anguish, an American artist. In Earls. G ra u ra rk and ers to the appointed spot. There was a Dangioss. “You must get to a place of
There are drops of
IIS capital, Edelweiss, are located by a guide book. The confusion of voices, the sound of rush safety. We cannot prevent something left by the same.
Am ericans get no trace of the G uggenslockert there
leading direct to
ing feet, the bunging of doors, the dreadful happening if you are caught!” your door. On your knob are the
VII. Lorry sees hi» charm er driving in a c arn ag e with
a beautiful companion of her own sex. He get» a glance
“If we are caught!” cried Anguish.
noise Increasing as the two men
of recognition, but the carriage rolls on, leaving the
prints of bloody fingers where you—
what have we done?”
m ystery unsolved. L ater he receives s note at his hotel
some one else—placed his hand in
tlg n en Sophia G uggenslocker. Inviting him to visit her amazed to see half dressed men and
“Unhand me. Baron Dangioss. This
n est day. VIII. In the evening Lorry and Anguish
opening the door. It was this discov
women standing or running about tbe
ramble about the grounds of the castle where dwells the
court of the Princess of G raustark. T hey overhear a balls. Intense excitement in their faces
“For heaven's sake, be calm! We are ery. made by me and my men. that
fully convinced the enraged friends of
pled to abducts the princess and resolve to capture the
White uniformed befriending you. When we reach the the dead prince 'that you were guilty.
»loner* red bonded. IX .—To Irw ing the conspirators. and In their actions.
Lorry finds him self In a room he heard them designate policemen were flocking into the corri tower, where you will lie safe. I shall
as that of the princes*. X .—Lorry tells the princes* of
When we opened the door, you were
Soldiers, coatless and hatless, explain.” gasped the panting chief of gone. Then came the search, the fight
Mutual recognition; she Is Him G uggen dors.
slocker. D snnox, the guard, is in the abduction plot, fresh from their beds, came dashing
He fells Lorry with a terrible blow. Anguish to the
at the head of the stairs and the race
There were excited Inside the prison gates, angry, impa to the prison. The reason I saved you
r-»cue. XL—Lorry quartered In the castir. The prin upon tbe scene.
ces* visit* him , but forbids sit talk of love. X II.— cries, angry shouts and, more mystify tient. fatigued.
G raustark I* bankrupt and ewes the neighboring p rin ce
“Is tills a plan to prevent the duel?” from that mob should be plain to you.
dom of Axphaln lJO .000,000. T he creditor demands ing than all, horrified looks and wbls-
demanded Lorry, turning upon the I love my princess, and I do not for
cath or the cession of the richest districts of G raustark. ner*
XI I I . —T he Prince of Axphaln offers lo extend the loan
chief, who had dropped limply into a get that you risked your life, each of
If the princess will m arry M< ion L orenr. Prince Ga- ’ r
and was mopping his brow. When you. to protect her. I have done all
brlel of Dawsbergen also bull for the princess’s hand
with offer of s loan. Yetlve tells Lorry that she belongs
find Ids breath enough to an that I can. gentlemen, to protect you
to her beople and wilt m arry Lorens.
swer. Dangioss did so, and lie might as in return. It means death to you if
When Anguish announced tbnt bis
well have thrown a lxmibshell at their you fall into the hands of his followers
just now. A few hours will cool them
principal chose pistols, a strange glentn
crept Into the eye* of the Axphninlans.
“There'll be no duel. Prince Lorenz off no doubt, hut now—now it would he
madness to face them. I know not
Hiifl they seemed satisfied. Colonel At-
what they have done to my men at the
tohiiwn acted aa Interpreter during tbla
“Dead!” gasped the others.
abort but very Important Interview,
“Found dead in his bed. stabbed to hotel—perhaps butchered them.”
There was anxiety in Dangioss'
which was carried on In the Axphaln
the heart!" exclaimed the chief. “We
language. I/jrry sat on the window «III
have saved you from his friends, gen voice, and there was honesty in his
steadfastly gazing Into the night. The
tlemen. but I must say that you are keen old eyes. Ills charges now saw
the situation clearly and apologized
visitors departed soon, and It was un
still In a tight place.”
derstood tbnt Prince I/ircnz would con
He then related to them tbe whole warmly for the words they had ut
descend to meet Mr. Ixirry at H o'clock
story. Just before 0 o’clock Mizrox bad tered under the pressure of somewhat
on the next morning In the vnlley be
gone to the prince’s room to prepare extenuating circumstances. They ex
yond the enstle. two tulle* from town.
him for tbe duel. The door was closed, pressed a willingness to remain in the
There was uo law prohibiting duels In
but unlocked, as he found after repeat prison until the excitement abated or
ed kuocklngs. Lorenz was lying on the until some one swore his life against
bed. undressed and covered with blood. the supposed murderer. They were
“Well, you’re In for It. old tnnn,” said
The horrified duke made a hasty ex virtually prisoners, and they knew it
Anguish ghxtinlly, his chin in his hands
amination and found that lie was dead. well. Furthermore, they could see that
us he fastened melancholy eyes ti|»on
A dagger had been driven to his heart Baron Dangioss believed Lorry guilty
lie slept. The hotel was nroused. the of the murder. Protestations of inno
“Don’t worry a I tout me. Harry.
police were called, and the excitement cence laid been politely received and
There's only one way for this thing to
was at Its highest pitch when the two politely disregarded.
end. Ills royul hljchne** Is doomed.”
“Do you expect one of ills friends to
friends came from their room a few
lAirry sjHjke with the earnestness and
take the oath?” asked Lorry.
roilvlotion of one who Is permlttixl to
“Don't you <hire lo drink Unit lonetV'
“Yes; it is sure to come.”
“But wliat have we to do with this
sec Into the future.
"What has linppenod?" asked Lorry
"But you will not do so yourself?”
Calmly he prepared to write some stopping near the door.
letter«, uot to say farewell, but to ex
"It can't Is» a fire. I/»ok! The door to off here like criminals?" asked I xutv .
thank you. captain, for I see that
plain to certs In pemou* the cause of that room down then* seems to Is» the a feeling of cruel gladness growing out you believe me guilty.”
the duel and to say that he gloried In center of attraction. Hold on! Don’t
“I do not say you nre guilty, remem
the good fortune which had presented go over there, Ixirry. There may Is» and that the princess was freed from
hut I will say that If you did mur
Itself. One of these letters was ad something to unnerve you. and that
Lorenz you have made the
dressed to his mother, another to the must not linp|H'ii now. Let us go down
rejoice from the
luthcr of Prince Lorenz and the Inst this stairway. It leads to a side en
aud you will
to the Princess of Uraustnrk. To the trance, I think.” They were Half way
of the land
lutter be wrote much that did not ap down tlie stairs when the thunder of
pear in the epistles directed to the oth rushing feet In the hall above came to
“Hanged and eulogized,” said Lorry
ers. Anguish had been In his mom their ears, causing them to hesitate be Anguish wore speechless. Then came
more than an hour end had frequently tween curiosity and good Judgment.
threats, through nil of which Dangioss
tailed to hla friend and licggod him "They are coming this way.”
to aoeure what reat he could In order
Ducthess Trousers— 10 cents a but
that their tiervca might be atcudy In can I k * the enuse of all this rumpus?” them, partially succeeding.
“Mr. Ixirry. the evldeuce is very
the morning. Hut It waa not «ratiI crh>d the other.
ton and 81.00 a rip. Bailey’s Big
At that Instant n half dosen police strong against you. but you shall not Store.
after midnight that the duellat settled
I k » unjustly treated. You nre not n
the envelope*, directed them and guards appeared at the head of the
as yet. In Graustark a man
knocked at hla aecoud’a door to say:
Haynie & Son have two fine teams
of murder and who was
**I shall Intrust these letters to yot. they atopped and turned na If to opixx»e
and do all kinds of team work at
Harry. You must « 1*0 that they start n fix* approaching from the opposite di not seen by any one to commit the
reasonable rates. Contracts preferred.
on their way tomorrow.”
himself from the white coats atwre nu accuser shall go before the princess,
Then he se n t to lied and to sleep.
and called to the men below. In a In no who la also high priestess, and swear Independent
At 0 o'clock hla sci-oud. who had
they started for the street door. He on his life that he kuows the milltv everybody right.
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