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BY AttXANDKR ROBERTSON
"Jolttfi ratt," " tittle Svtttheart." " Ltttlt, tn StwDig r."
"fioMmsser ef Llbn." " Witt4 re Win." "Olsna
rprp." "Mr' trgacr." Etc.Ctc.
One nfUTtuKiii while Carol wnlUeJ In
the forest, her thottphts upon the atrank'i"
break that had come Into her life, all
became conscious of the fact that she
n as no lonjter alone, that some one stooU
Joanlnc acalnst a tree Just In front of
her. With a start she looked up and her
eyes fell upon a strange cirl.
There was no inNtaklnR what she ,
for, although dre-ianl much different, aud
In much more costty apparel than all the
jrypalcs Carol had eter seen, as If she
was of foreign blood, there was the un
mistakable gypsy stamp about her face
and peculiar costume.
"Stay, child of the house dweller. she
said. "Be not In haste to leare me. t
have come here with the purp.wM of meet
ItiC jou, for I hate aoiuctblue to tell
'Something to say to me? Of whom
would you talk" asked Carol, surprised.
"Of Uoger Parrel."
The three words went like an arrow
home to the heart of the pale Illy, and
the black eyes, quick to see the atartlcd
look of pain, took upon themselves a
glow that one could easily Imagine was
Carol saw this, and It served to give
her a fictitious strength. She divined now
that something terrible was about to b
made manifest, and while her soul sick
ened with apprehension, she assumed a
"What would you tell roe of Iloger
"Has it never occurred to you that
this lover of yours has a secret? There
It something In Hoger Parrel's past that
will chill your blood with horror a skele
ton that he has tried to bury these years
back, but which will not be kept undr
ground. Ah! be has deceived you, as he
deceived me. Soft words blind the eye.
To you, he is all that Is good and noble
to me, all that Is bad."
"What mean you? Kor heaven's sake.
speak, girl. Pon't you see I am stifling?'
gasped Carol, one white hand clutching
her perfect throat as though she was al
most unable to breathe.
A wicked gleam came Into the gypsy's
"Listen to me, then, daughter of the
house dweller, and I will tell you of his
infamy. All this Barbara Metrites can
prove. The man you love, the man who
has wooed you with soft, honeyed words,
and whom you believe to be the aoul of
honor that man. Itoger Parrel, has a
wife living, shut up in a mad housed
Carol Hichmond shrank back appalled,
as those terrible words, uttered in a sibi
lant whisper by the gypsy girl, smote her
ears. There was something so blood
curdling In their significance that her
very heart seemed to cease beating, and
lie like lead within her. She would have
fallen, but for the support the tree gave
'As for Barbara Merrlles, she stood
there watching her victim with the re
morseless gleam of a pitiless tlgrew in
her eyes. For fully a minute Carol was
unable to say a word, for she was on
the very verge of becoming Insensible.
The resctlon came at last. Carol Inher
ited some of the determined will of her
father, ami she recovered by degree. It
began to dawn upon her mind thnt there
might be some mistake; her faith In her
lever was great, and she could not be
lieve that he would be guilty of such a
terrible thing as this of which the black
eyed girl accused him.
"It Is falser she cried; "how dare you
tell me such a thing? You are cither
insane, or elt malicious. What reason
have you to bate Hoger Parrel, that you
should traduce him to me thus? Mow
dare you. I say?"
"Pare 5" cried the other. "You are
net acquainted with the gypsy charac
ter, I see, or you would nut ask such a
question. There Is nothing that Barbara
Morrile would not dare undertake. Mate
Itasw Parrel? Yes, I have cause to. but
hate eeukl never manufacture such a
Mary. Do you want proof atrong as holy
writ? You can have It from your lover's
lips. Me will not dare deny the truth.
Iok him In the eye and tell him you
have heard the story of Nora Warnur.
Then mark well the pallor of his face,
his shrinking eye, bis trembling form.
He will stand before you condemned."
Turnlug, the strange ereature was gone.
The night was one long to bo remem
bered. In the eastern sky the round moon,
walking In glory, lent her silvery light to
the world below, and myriads of twink
ling stars, mysterious lanterns of the.
light, were hung about to assist, In a
feeble way, bur brave effort.
Itiieur was walking alowly up nnd
down with his nrnw behind him. Whew
bin thoughts were eould be easily guess
ed, and, therefore, what must have Ih?o
lib astonishment to see a slender, white
robed figure standing lit front of him.
"What. Carol, my darling, is it really
you? Why are you here?" ho asked, ten
derly. "I am here to learn tho truth, Hoger;
where Is Nora WaruerV" she said, almost
The moon fell upon his face, nnd ho
moved aside Into tho shadow, but not
before Carol had seen the blood leap to
his brow and cheeks, and a look of alarm,
nay, of positive horror, come Into his
"Uoger," she cried, despairingly, "for
the love of mercy, speuKl uo you not
kee that I am almost dying, darling? Oh,
say that It Is not ao; tell me it was a baso
calumny, and I will believe you; yes, be
lieve you against nil the world. Speak,
my Hoger, tell me It Is not true."
The struggle In his mind was terrible,
for he knew that if he denied all knowl
edge of Nora Warner she would believe
him as she would an augel from heaven.
"Carol, my love," he groaned, piteous
ly, "would to heaven I could deny It. 1
would give ten years of my life to wlpo
out tho blot upon the Parrel name. I
have bowed my head beneath the attain
that came with Nora Warner for years,
and had come to look upon myself as n
misanthrope wheu I met you, and loved
She uttered a low, piteous moan at this,
for never did the death sentence pawed
by Judge upon culprit In the prisoner's
bo sound with more terrible force than
his words to her. Me would have come
to her again, but she motioned him away
"Pa not touch roe, Hoger; I will not
allow it. HememtxT that hereafter we
can bo nothing to each other. Nora War
ner stands between us. Iost to us are
alt dreams" of happiness. We mutt face
the future bravely and fight the battle
of life. You must never even see me
"(treat heavens, Carol, you do not, can
not mean It. You love me wn as I love
you. Nay, I will say It In spite of you.
Why, then, should this terrible specter of
the psst haunt us? Let the dead past
bury Ita dead; we live for the present
and the future. Once more, Carol, my
one and only love, will you come to me?
Kor heaven's sake, do not turn away so
coldly: you will kill me!"
"Hoger," she was calm now, apparent
ly, though heaven only knew the state
her poor lacerated heart waa In, "Roger,
you are wild when you Issult me In tnat
way, but I forgive you, for I do not
think you realise what you are saying
You were unwise to remain here, to seek
my love when you saw that I was begin
ning to care for you, but I cannot blame
you for that. Here we mutt partt"
Tart?" he cried, with anguish In his
voice, "Is it, then, so absolute? Oh.
Carol, my love, my life, are you to be
lost to me forever? Am I to live on In
the future not even the aimless life of
the past, but one full of regrets, of pain
so intense that death Itself would be a
mercy? Po you doom ue to this living
"You know not wnat you ask, uoger.
In the time to come you will see that
my course was the only right one. I bear
with you because of my love, ami ror
the reason that you are mad now. I
could hardly wait to see you. The very
seconds seemed hours, and I thought I
should lose my senses."
"Where and from whom did you hear
about Nora Warner?" he asked.
"From a gypsy girl who seemed to
know you Barbara Merriles."
He repeated the name after her, and
she knew not whether It was fear or
hatred that made his voice vibrate llko a
cord tensely strung.
"You do know her, thenT she asked.
"I have good reason to. Why, you shall
know some day, but it has nothing to do
with our present trouble. Carol, Is there
no chance for me? Must I suffer still
for that old stain? Speak, and with n
word decide my future. Shall it b go,
She turned upon blm then, her face
pale and firm.
"There is but one way, Hoger. Po not
try to tempt tne. Let me remember you
as an honorable man. I am going tiow.
No, do not try to kiss me; It eau neer
he again. Think of me sometimes, my
lost love, and I I shall pray for you,"
He watched her out of sight, his wliolo
frame strained to the utmost tension.
Ob! what agony was In hi heart, what
longing In his eyes,
"The curse of Cain must be upon me,"
be muttered, almot groaned. "I thought
to live down that disgrace, but it has
sprung upon me unawares, and ruined
my life. The gypsy hag's curse has
Mow Carol readied the terrace she
never knew, for It seemed to her she
had Just parted with Hoger at tho foot
of the stops where she entered the brond
hall, to be confronted by her father, who
emieht her wrist most fiercely.
"Come Into the library, Carol," he said,
with Intense passion In his volet-.
Once tho library door was elosed, Law
rence Hichmond turned on her almost
"Did you meet Captain Grant?" he
"I saw nothing of him," she replied.
The Captain was a gentleman who had
been visiting them for a few days past,
a fierce war dog In his own estimation
and thu most celebrated duelist outside
of Purls. Me had been showing Carol
some attentions, but she detested him,
and consequently when the Captain learn
ed from her father of her love for Hogor
Parrel, the soldier duelist waa not In
tho most pleasant of humors toward thu
"Child," ho said, nnd his heavy eye
brows contracted Into a frown, "you
hnve been disobeying my wishes. This
very night you have been In tho com
pany of tho man I hate. Have you not
been with Hoger Parrel?"
"Yod speak truly, father,"
"And you have dared disobey me. Girl,
you know not what you do when you so
recklessly bravo my anger. .My temper
has been a curse all my life, and but
for my great love for you I would not
now be able to control It. Hear me,
child: you shall never be Hoger Parrel's
wifo! This I have sworu, and In it I
will not be thwarted."
"Sparo your words, father, If I was
of tho same mind as yesterday, you
would find that I possessed Just as reso
lute a determination as you, but a htgk
er power has seen lit to accomplish tin
work. ThU nlht Hoger Parrel looked
ni last on my face. Never again win we
meet, father, unless by nccldeiit. and
then It will be ns strangers, The hand
of fate has turned our lives apart, nnd
through Nora Warner he Is lost lo me."
"Nora Warner! That girl mill ",1
then she has done mo urn good turn lit
Carol could but start when she heard
these words, for they told her that her
father had known this mad woman In
the years gone by, although It as evi
dent that he was not acquainted with
her history frtftit the time she hud come
to know Hoger Parrel.
This Captain Grant, who has mnde hi
appearance upon the stage1 of our story,
was alm connected with this strange mid
dramatic past, in what manner the rend
er will soon see.
'Hist he waa a bold and bad man. the
young girl had been already warned by
her keen sense of perception, yet the
soldier had a dashing aspect, and It was
only the gleam of his eye ami the sneer
of his voice that had warned Carol
against him. What Inltuence he had
over her father she could not even gtien.
but without a doubt the master of Hich
mond Terrace feared him.
Varied though the emotions of Csrol
Hichmond must have been, they could
not, of course, equal thoe thnt filled the
mind and heart of Hoger Parrel, as he
stood there looking after his lost love
and reallilng that fate had again taken
a hand In the game, sundering the hearts
that It had so strangely brought togeth
er. "Why did we ever meet? Was It be
cause heaven wished to puulsh a Parrel
for that sin?"
While he still stood there, his thoughts
busy, there came the sound of footfalls,
not light and full of grace, like Carol's,
but heavy and flrm-tbe tread of a man.
Kre he could turn, some one tapped
him on the shoulder.
"A word with you. sir."
Wheeling, he found himself face to
face with a dashing looking man. The
rooon'e rays fell upon his figure, but the
brosd-brlmmed hat shaded his fare, so
that only a general view could be ob
tained. "You are at perfect liberty to say as
many as you choose, sir," replied Hoger.
He had no Idea who this man was or
what he wanted, and In his prvscnt con
dition it waa a mattrr of small Impor
tance to him. Captain Grant did not
realise what a volcano he was arousing
perhaps he did not care, being such a
"My words shall be brief and to the
point. That lady you were speaking to
waa Miss Hichmond?"
The words were In the form of a ques
tion, and though the Virginian had start
ed at first, be drew hU form up proudly.
"Taking It for granted that your con
jecture Is the truth, what business Is
that of yours, may I Inquire?" he iwld,
with some show of warmth.
"Yon are Impudent. Hoger Parrel. It
U my business In so far that Miss Hich
mond Is my promised wife, and It le
hoovts a man to see that her honor Is
not tarnished by clandestine meeting
such as the one I have Just witnessed,"
said the Captain In pompous tones.
"What you say I brand as an Infam
ous falsehood, sir, whoever you msy be."
"For that I lll call you to an account,
Hoger Parrel. In the meantime I with
to ask you a question In regard to this
meeting. Was It a voluntary one on the
part of Miss Hichmond, or did you force
her into making the assignation?"
"I am the cause of the meeting. Ioei
that satisfy you, sir? Whatever blame
there msy he, put It upon me," he re-tilli-d.
"I accept the applogy," returned the
"That It was uot meant for an apol
ogy, you coward, is well known to you,
and I prove it thus."
There was an agile spring, and with Ms
opeu palm be slapped the Captain in the
"You will hear from me, air, nnd this
hour will be the bitterest of your life,"
returned the Captain, taking out his
pocket handkerehlef nnd rubbing hit
cheek as If It hnd been contaminated.
Hoger uttered an exclamation.
"The Man with the Black Glove," no
Homo years before, while traveling In
Rurope, he bad met In the company with
which he was making the tour, a strange,
mysterious man, of whose antecedents
no one knew.
One most peculiar circumstance attach
ed to his presvnee wns the fact that no
mutter where seen he Invariably wore
upon bis left hand n black kid glove.
Speculation was rife. Home guessed It
was a bet he was carrying out, others
that his hand had been disfigured from
birth, while one even whispered it was
his belief that tfio Count ltomnnoff, as
he was known to them, was aome escap
ed political Husslun convict, who had
been branded on the hand.
When the Captain raised his handker
chief to bis face, he did ho with his left
baud, and no wonder Hoger gavo vent
to an exclamation when be saw tint II
was Incniwl In a black kid glove.
"You recognize me. then. I hnd not
forgotten you, Hoger Parrel, and tho fact
of our having once traveled In company
will not prevent mo from running my
sword close to your heart."
The following morning, ns Hoger was
seated on the old log clone to thu little
stream In the forest, he wus approached
by a man wearing the undress uniform of
an oQIcer, who placed n letter In his
hand. Of courso It was u challenge
from the duelist Captain.
A few words, nnd Lieut, (-'arson warn
ed away. He did uot noto the trembling
of the busho close by, or see tho whlto
face that was thrust out after hU ilif
parture. There had been an eavesdrop
per to the Interview.
(To be continued.)
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