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OY ALEXANDER ROBERT80N
"Johtte's rate." "Utile SwtttMrt." "iofffe. tut 3eWft- Girl."
"GolJmrter of IMfton." "H'eaVcrf f Win." "DUn
Captain Grant hail pnttsml sharpljr In
a Ittultory ram We. There stood before
him one upon whom his eyos Iwcamc
rIumI, and ns he looked upon her feature
It could he plainly seen that he care
quite a start, though Immedlntelr aftor
he was hlinwlf again, cool and collect
"Who are you, girl, and what do you
seek hero?' he asked, somewhat haught
ily. "I am ltarbara Merrlles, the cypy."
replied the girl, her eager eye first fait
cned upon his face wonderlngly, exini't
antly, and then, with a dlsapiwlnted ex
preslou, turning upon his hand.
Captain Grant had held his left hand
behind him, seemingly In a careless mm
ner. As yet she had not been able to
catch even n glimpse of It.
"I am searching for a man," she con
tinued. "Ah. indeed. And may I Inquire what
success has atteuded your search thus
far" asked the Captain, into whose eyes
came a mot p4cullar gleam.
That look betrayed him. lie might dis
guise his features, niter his voice be
yond recognition, but the eyes of hate
are keener than those of love, and liar
barn Merrlles had seen that expression
In his eyes too often to forget it. She
knew him now.
"1 have searched far and wide for
him," she said "the man who mined my
life, and killed my gypsy mother through
his heartlessness to me. I flattered my
self that I would know htm, no matter
where or when I met htm, such was my
hate for him; hut I was wrong. Once
I thought I had found hi in, and only af
ter tny dagger had almost taken his life
did I realise my mistake and curse my
blindness. The Man I had followed so
long was not the Itoger Darrcl who
wrecked my life, but one to whom 1
owe much In the past. Hut uiy work Is
nearly done. The monster who wrecked
my life still lives, and I have found him.
Heaven be praised for this moment. Hold
out jour band, tiend, scoundrel! Ho the
black glove! That Is the last proof. Here
the trail ends. For many weary months
I have sought a demon In human shape,
and now I have found him. You are the
Her Intensely black eyes were bent up
on the form of the man before her. ns
ELBR lEUfi IPHbBIHPtv. -MvBAfc TfcBBLaMB
thkiu: sin: clung nirrwuKS mpb and death.
though she would scorch him with the
Ore that was contained in them, while
her right band was raised, and tho dex
ter finger pointed at her enemy as if she
would send a imisoned dart to his heart,
"Yes, you are tho man, the flend, the
demeu who destroyed my jxjace. Deny
it if you dare!"
The man laughed sneeringly.
"I have no choice left me, only to pro
test ngainst the endearing adjectives yon
apply to my poor self. If you ask me
plainly, am I the mail who once thought
be loved you, and, finding out bis mis
take, deserted you rather than remain
and bring you -to more pain, I answer, 1
"Then you have pronounced your doom.
Among tho peaks of the Pyrenees I made
my terrible vow to hunt you down to the
death, even If it took years to accom
plish it, and I have never forgotten that
vow in the long time that has elapsed
since then. 1 knew that fate would
bring us face to face again, and time has
proven bow wise I was in my belief.
The keen stiletto of the gypsy girl
dashed lu the sunlight. To many a man
the sight would have been one full of
horror, for the Captain stood so close to
tho edge of a precipice that It seemed as
though a touch Mould send htm over,
and the enraged girl was half-crouched,
ready to lly at him like a panther.
Not a nerve of his frame trembled, and
yet lie knew full well his danger. At
such a time every faculty was needed to
save himself, and the soldier could not
afford to give way to trembling. He
even smiled in her face.
"I see you are like a tiger cat, and
seek my life. Before you go a step far
ther I wish to warn you, girl, that the
consequences will fall upon your own
head. For the last time, Barbara, be
ware. If you come on, it will bo to your
Ills face changed with the rapidity of
lightning, and fn place of the sneering
mile had ttwao a savage look, while his
brow was corrugated and his eyes Hash
ed like little lightnings.
"You waste your breath, Hoger Dar
rcl; false lover, base tit-lull Hero I am,
resolved to nvenge the past, and it Is
just ns well for you, ns I would never
leave you in Haee as long ns I lived.
Here Is llarbara Merrlles' blow for re
venge!" He saw that nothing he could say or do
would kep her back; for the time being
she was erased with fury, nnd would
have leaped at him had she known that
certain death lay beyond, but neither by
look nor movement did he let her sec
that he feared her.
All the terrible wrongs of the past must
h.iv runticd over the young gypsy girl
and overwhelmed her, so that she hardly
knew what she was doing, save that the
object that had been the dream of her
life for n long time Iwrk was in n fair
way of being consummated.
She would have been no mean antag
onist for any man in her present condi
tion, for the fury In her heart had made
her muscles like steel. Her lithe frame
was drawn up to Its fullest extent, .in. I
such n picture of supple grace could not
welt be found elsewhere.
With a cry like that of an enraged ani
mal, the gypsy girl sprang forward. She
had been closed to Captain Urunl, ana
this movement would hnve burled her
form upon him had he remained In his old
position which he did not.
When he saw that time for action had
arrived, and that the vengeful girl wis
coming at him like a tornado, the ductlst
Captain quickly stepped aside.
The movement was so abrupt that
there was no time given llarbara Mer
rlles to recover herself, nud as a conse
quence, not meeting with the resistance
she had expected In the shape of her
foeman, she tottered upon the very brink
of the awful precipice.
Kven then she might have recovered
her equilibrium and saved herself, but It
seemed as though It were fated she
should perish, for the earth crumbled
away beneath her weight, and, with a
sharp cry, she went down.
When hope seemed Indeed lost, n ray
came to her, for her hands, thrown out
with a clutch of despntr, fastened upon
a root that Jutted from the face of the
cliff at Its very top. There she clung,
unable to help herself, hanging between
life and death I
Ho could have saved her If he would.
One exertion of his muscular power, und
she would have been lifted to life. How
could she have ever again attempted to
slay him when this was the case?
Itut he was a man without a hoart.
Kneeling down, he saw her face, white
now from terror, the great black eyes
looking up at him In a pleading way, but
he oven smiled sardonically, and uttering
one word, "Farewell," walked a few
paces away to where be could only see
the small brown bauds clutching the root
In a death grasp. Then he turned his
bark upon tho spot.
He heard no sound, no cry, but when
he turned a few minutes later, the hands
bad vanished. Kplte of his satanlc na
ture, the arch plotter could not but feel
the shudder thnt passed over his frame
as, In Ids mind's eye, he saw the poor
gypsy girl whirling down to the awful
"It Is over," bo muttered between his
teeth as he walked away with quick,
nervous strides; "sho sought her own
doom. Would that Nora Warner had
gone with her. My skies are brightening
with the drawing In of the not!"
Carol Itlchmond suffered in hilcnce,
Though her heart seemed broken, hhe
made no moan; but "still waters run
deep," and her quiet manner was only
evidence of the great pain within.
Nora Warner had met her one day in
the woods, bad told her the story of the
perfidy of "Itoger Darrcl," and tho story
bad almost killed her, Ho long as she
simply believed that there had been a
great mistake In his past life that ho
had wedded a woman who had gone mad
she could still love him. After hearing
what a horrible narrative Nora Warner
had to tell, however, It seemed as though,
all the dreams of her young life were
Hhe could not. believe Itoger guilty of
such inhuman cruelties toward one who
had been such a good angel toward htm,
and who had given him such trusting
love, and yet Nora Warner hnd been
resdy to stake her very soul upon it.
Bho had borne none nf the looks such ns
an Insane person would be supposed to
losses, and had, In fact, seemed singu
larly calm, except for the excitement
caused by the telling of her story.
Conflicting doubts nruo In the mind of
the young girl, nnd she suffered quite ns
much from the uncertainty of knowing
the truth ns from the fncts themselves.
She was not to be allowed to remtlii
long In this state, however. Kvents were
clustering about her own homo thnt
were destined to have much concern with
Meanwhile Lawrence Itlchmond was
like n tiger nt bar. He was In the toll
of the oppressor, nnd. although he squli til
ed under tho yoke, he could do nothing
but what the Ctiptnlu wlslieil.
The Cnptaln knew full well how he was
hated, but he was U bold and recklrMS
to heed It much, nnd let incuts shape
The situation had not been a very pleas
ant one. menaced by thine two women
of the dead past as It had been; but he
was a mnn who believed firmly In luck
nnd fate, and something seemed to tell
him that nit would riue out well.
So far ns llarbara Merrlles was con
cerned this had come true, for she would
trouble blur no more, unless her spirit
could come back to hnunt the mini who
had hecu the curse nf her life, n thing I
thnt the Captain hud no fear of. I
Thus affairs were allowed to drift along
In their own way, and the fatal hour I
drew near when (tie climax was to come.
Tho young girl felt her soul recoil In '
horror nt the thought of making n sacrl-j
fice even for her father's sake, for he had
given her to understand Jutt about how j
it was, I
Still it was 'not so bad as It might,
hare been at a former time. Her heart
lay dead within her, and she could not
take halt the Interest In matters that
sho might otherwise have done, but yet
the Idea of marriage with that man was
quite enough to horrify her.
There was one. however, whoso Into
est In her never llnggnl. anil that person
was Itoger Darrcl. He knew she lovrd
hlui, and. If her scruples would not per
mit her to marry him ho was at lei it
determined that sho should not be forced
to mnrry another against her will,
There was one of the servants at the
Terrace who had become aware of the
love that existed between his young mis
tress and the matter of Darrcl Chan,
nnd whom, some time previous, linger
had been In a situation to assist In a
material way. I
After that event Andrew had taken It
upon himself to convey all that be saw
and heard In reference to Mls Carol to
Itoger Darrel. He did not act In a mean
manner, but, hollering that his object
was good, and that tho end Justified the
means, ho was continually on the look
out for something hinging on tho case. .
Thus the young master of Darrel Chacel
was aware of all things of Importance
that were transpiring nt the Terrace.
He learned, with great surprise nnd au
ger, of the plans that were being per
fected for the sK-edy marriage of Carol.
Iloth the Captain ami I.awreure Itlth
mond would hnve been amnxed could
they have learned bow much of their
mutual understanding was known. Itoger
was quite well aware of the fart that the
soldier diielUt ponsessvil n secret wlmli
he held over the head of Carol's fnlli-r,
nnd that this same secret was to he the
' vpen sesaiuo" to the old geiitlcimiu s
tress it re.
He knew that Carol tinted this Cap
tain Crnnt n hoover ho might be, nud
he became firmly resolved that, If It '
must be the last act of his life, he would
prevent the unholy marriage, Since
words would be of no avail, he was ready
to proceed to still stronger measures.
He remembered the story of young
lochlnvar, who carried off his bride Just
when she was about to be married to an
other, and yet the cases were far from
being parallel, for In this Instanco 'hero
was a barrier between them, nnd, even
though he saved Carol from such a fate,
It would not bring them any closer to
gether. M'AMwhile preparations wro going on
nt tho Terrace for the wedding of Cap
tain (Irant nud Carol. The young girl
hnd not spirit enough Just then to resist,
Her faith In Itoger was not gone, but It
had received a terrible shock, and this
rendered her quiescent with tho numb
pain that filled her heart.
Hie preparations were not of n magnifi
cent nature, for it was tho Captain's wish
that the ceremony should bo quiet. What
was his object In this, he, the mnn so
full of display and love of ostentation,
they could not comprehend; but Law
rence Itlchniund suspected that he was
afraid some one who hail known him lu
the past might learn of his whereabout".
Filled with this Idea, the Virginian
mado haste to have an announcement of
the coming mnrriago In sevcrnl dlffereut
papers of Washington and Itlchmond.
With rare cunning he also contrived to
have a little Item go tho rounds of tho
press In reference to a vow tho soldier
had made years before, to always wear
his left hand covered by a black kid
"If that doesn't bring tho Philistine,
down upon him, then nil Is lost."
Bo said the master of the Terrace to
himself as he read some of tho notices
that were in tho papers, and then caro
fully hid the sheets away for fear the
Captain should Might upon them,
(To be contlnued.l
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will look natural?" asked the patient.
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lira! that they fairly udio."
Ida-They say over since Freddy lu
Jurcd his foot iio ban attracted a (treat
deal of attontlou In society,
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