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tvurr returns AVHtAtrr
nc lender rntiii.
li.v chance," Mild the ooncrrR
ililn this hrnvi- veteran" he glanced
iitemptnotMljr m tba hwiiiiiii Bgnra
iliu chair- "has cuuia aeroaa an "ill
iisnge, iin' one which rumor im said
) undtr Hi.- city wall, nml fur which
hav ul dUtemil times Instituted
ll' PQUMd to i'.i' III" worth wclirht.
'Hint they wi'i-i' of rapragM Interest
r.miil in- mill by tin
of i In- committee.
"The entrance is concealed nt the
I iae of the old Onto of the Moon. Our
''.iiid here follow oil It. nml reiinrls
fit In pood condition. For u nillo or
ilierOnhnuts It follows l he litn- of the
destroytd wnll. Then It
Igoea to the palace Itself."
"Into the palace?"
"By a flight of stairs.
wnll, to a door In the roof
which was locked
carried bom with
i he opened. having
him. The door he
describee as In the tower. As it
: --lit, he could not see clearly,
the roof nt that point h flat."
"Stand up, Adelbert." said the lender
Kluirply. "This that our comrade tells
"ii is true, excellency."
"Shown a dhiKniui of the palace,
could yon locate this iloorV"
nlil Adelbert stared arm. til him
I . Ti.'hssiy, it wjis done now. Not li
ng thai he COtlld say or refuse to my
would change that, lie nodded.
When, toon after,-a chart of the
palace m placed on the table, he in-
II'1 I '. 1 -" 4 '
iicrc." lie olisi'i ,cil, 'In,, there are lew
"We have built no ureal bulldtaga,"
-n iii Uettllch iiiuiuiy. "Wins iuiM ii ii
us no inoney. laajesty, for building!"
That being a closed mail, on to
peak, Karl tried another. "The
crown prince motl bo quite n lad," ha
experimented. "He was a babe in
arms, then, but frail, I thought"
"He Is sturdy now." The chancellor
erantkg forward ; relapsed Into watchfulness.
"Before 1 see the Prtnceaa iirdwic."
Karl niade another attempt, "it mlghi
be will to tell tile bow she feels nIh.iii
thing. I would like to reel that the
irosiect Is at least not tllsngrccnhlc to
The chancellor was not listening.
There was trouble iihead. It had come,
then, after all. He muttered sonic-
hlnc behind his gray tnustnehe. Ths
horses stopped, as the crowd suddenl)
closed In front of them.
"Drive on!" he said angrily, and the
conchmnn touched his whip to the
horses. Hut they only reared, to he
Kin sped at the bridles by hostile hands
Karl half rose from his seat.
"Sit still, majesty," said the chancel
lor. "It Is the student.". They will
talk, that Is all."
But It came perilously near to lin
ing a riot. I. id by some students,
pushed by others the crowd sur
rounded the two oarriagee, first mut
tering, then yelling. A stone was
hurled, mid etrucll one of the horses.
Another dented the body of the car
riage Itself. A man with a handker
chief tied over the lower half of his
face mounted the shoulders of twi
companions, and harangued the crowd.
They wanted no friendship with Knr
nla. Were they to lose their national
existence? He evborteil them mn.'lx
through the handkerchief. A babel of
his hand lo her, touched it lightly
with her lips. They were ipille cold,
l-'or .lust an Instant their eyes mei.
li was, on the suilaee. all unliable
and uiiiii I. a party. llcilwlg had
taken up her position by n window,
and was i tin pit itoui Ij silent, Behind
her were (He sol i rtng nf stiver ngnth! i
china, i1 iintcaa' gtty tones, Karl's
sunva on.s. nssuinlng gravity, as he
luipilreii asi to his majesty's health;
il.o Ar. lulii.'li.'ts Anliuiit lain pretend
ing n Kollellude she did not feel. Ami
all forced, all artificial.
"(irauduiotlier," lledwig whispered
from her window to the austere old
bronze Bgurc, in the jilnec, "wna It
like this Wflth you, at lll'sl? Old you
shiver win ii he touched your hand?
Viol tioean't n mailer, after a year?"
"Very feeble," said the arcliiluchcNs'
oi, e, behind liei . "bin s.. brave i
..ii o i s all "
"lie bus Im.l ii long mid conspicuous
iii er," Km i ubaerved. "ii is nd, but
e 111 US) nil come to II. I hope he will
ne able lo see me."
"Hedwlgl" said her mother, nhar
ly, "your tea Is getting old."
Hedwlg turned toward the room.
I.lsilossiiess gave her an added dignity,
a new charm. Karl's eyes flamed as
he watched her. Been her coldness
appealed to hint. He had a feeling
that the coldness wns only a young
gill's armor, that under ll was n deep
ly passionate woman. The thought of
Being her coma to deep, vibrant life
In bis anus t In llletl lilui.
When he carried her ten to her, ha
bent over her. "House 1" he said.
"Try to like me. I "
"I'm sorry." Hedwlg said quickly.
"Mother lias forgotten the lemon."
Knrl soiled and, shrugging his
shoulders, fetched the lemon. "Bight,
now?" he inquired. "And aren't we
going to have a talk together?"
"If you ,m-i it, I dare say we shall."
".Majesty, ' said Hilda, frowning Into
her teacup, "I see a nuirrlage for
you." She Ignored her mother's scowl.
and tilted her cup to examine It.
"A marriage I" Karl joined bar, and
peered With mock anxiety at the tea
grouuda, "Strange thai my fate
should be confined Iii so small a com-
A bnpl'.N marriage? Which am
It There," He Said Thickly.
I'li'iited the locution of the door with a
trembling forefinger. "It is there," he
l thickly. "And' may Hod forgive
.' for the thing I have done!"
"They love us dearly!" said King
The chancellor, who sat beside him ;
in the royal carrlas:e. shrugged his
sli'Hiblers. "They have had little rea
son to love. In the past, majesty," he
Karl luughed, and watched the '
crowd. He and the chancellor rode
alone, Karl's entourage, a very modest
one, following In another carriage, j
'I here was no military escort, no isuup.
Ii laid been felt unwise. Karl, (taylug :
i.Hi'iislhly a visit of syinalhy, liud
The chancellor was not so cnltn as
hi appeared. He had lined the route :
li'.ui the station to the online with hlv
n ; hud prepared for every eontiu
icy so far as he could without cull- ,
out the guard. Ah the carriage.
li.iwn by Its four chestnut horses.
M'd slowly along (be streets, his
l under their overhanging Ihalch
'.re w niching ahead, searching the
uif for symptoms of unrest.
Anger he saw In plenty, and
-plclou. Scowling faces ami frown
i.g blows. Hut us yet there was no
order. He sut with folded arms.
ngnlficenl in his uniform beside Karl.
Iio wore civilian dress and looked
ess royal than perhaps he felt.
And Karl, too, watched the crowd,
ling Its temper mid feigning uu in
ifferencfl he did not feel. Olga Loa-
ii.k had been right. He did not want
rouble. More than that, he was of
a age now to crave popularity. Many
f the measures which had made him
loved in his own land bad no higher
in pose than this, the smiles of the
owd. Ho be watched and talked of
"It Is leu yvura atpaa I have bean
i A Babel of
Noise, of Swinging Back
noise, of swinging hack and forth, of
mounted police pushing, through lo
surround the carriage, of cries and the
dominating voices of the student
demagogues. Then at last a semblance
of order, low muttering, an escort of
police with drUHii revolvers around the
carriage, and It moved abend.
Through It all the chancellor had sat
with folded arms. Only bis livid face
told of his fury. Karl, too, had sat Im
passive, picking at bis small mustache.
Hut, as the carriage moved on, he
Bald: "A few moments ago 1 observed
that there hud been few changes. liut
there has been, I perceive, after all, a
"One cannot Judge the many by the
Hut Karl only raised his eyebrows.
In bis rooms, removing the dust of
his Journey, broken by the automobile
trip across the mountains where the
two railroads would some da meet,
Karl collect e.l on the situation. A dual
monarchy, one portion of it restless
and revolutionary, was less desirable
than the present pcucc mid prosperll)
of Kamle. And unrest was contagious.
He might tin. I himself In u difficult
He glanced about his rooms, in one
of them I'rluce Hubert bad met bla
ib'aili. Il was well enough for Melt
llch to say the few could not speak for
the many. It took but one man to do
a murder, Karl reflected grimly.
Hut when he arrived for tea in the
archduchess' white drawing room be
was urbane and smiling. He kissed
the hand of Hie archduchess and bent
over lied wig's with a Hash of while
Then be saw Olga Loschnk, and bis
sniUa,. stiffened. The countess came
'orwerd. epetated. aud a b etnd4i
I hiss ;
"The long yellow leaf.
happy. I'M you may
shocked w Inn I tell you."
"I think." said Hilda, grinning, "that
you are going to marry me."
"And we are going to have"
"Hilda!" cried the archduchess fret
fully, "Iio stop that nonsense and let
us talk. I was trying to recall. Ibis
morning," she said to Karl, "when you
lust rlSlted Us." She l.n.w II quite
well, hut she preferred having Karl
think she had forgotten. "It wus, 1
believe, Just before Hubert "
"Yes," said Karl gravely, "Just be-'
"' ntii was a baby then."
"A very small . Iill.l. I remember'
that I was ii fin ill to handle him."
"lie Is a curious boy, old beyond his
years. Bather a little prig. I think,
lb bus an English governess, and she
has Bade him quite a little woman."
Karl laughed, but lledwig Hushed.;
"lie Is not (hat sort at all." she lie- I
dared stoutly. "He Is lonel and- and
rather pathetic. The truth Is that no
"lie really cares for him. except "
"Except Captain Lariacbl" said the
archduchess smoothly. "You and he,
Hedwlg, have done JPOOf best by him,
The hit of byplay was not lost on
Karl the sudil'li stiffening of Hed
wlg's back, Olga's narrowed eyes.
Olga had been right, then. Trust her
for knowing fuels when they were dis.
agreeable. Ills eyes I.e. nine set and
watchful, lima, too. had any noticed.
Then' were ways to deal with such a
situation, of course. They were giv
ing 10 in this girl to secure their own
safely, and she knew It. Had he not
bciii so uind about her he might luue
pitied her, hut he felt no pity, only a
deep and resentful deteruiluation to
get rid of Nikky, mid then to warm
her by bis own lire, lie might have
to break her Ilrst. After that manner
had many queens of Karula come to
the throat, He smiled behind his
When tea was almost over, the
crown prince wna announced. He
came In, rather nervously, with bis
bunds thrust In his trousers pockets.
He was very shiny with soap and
water and bis hair was still damp
from parting. In bis tailless black
Jacket, his long gray trouse B, and his
round Kton collar, be looked like a
very anxious little schoolboy, and not
royal nt all.
Graftings over, and having re
quested thai his tea he half milk, with
four lumps of sugar, he curried his
-up over beside Hedwla;, and sat down
on II chall Followed a short silence
with the archduchess busy with the
tea tilings Olga Lnschck watching
Karl, and Karl Intently surveying the
erown prince. 1'erillmiud William
otto, who disliked a silence, broke II
"I've Just taken aft my winter linn
nets," he observed. "I feel very
m.M.ili and nice underneath."
I lil. in giggled, hul lledwig reached
over aud stroked his arm. "Of course
vou do," she said gently.
"Nikkj." continued I'rluce William
nt... stirring his tea, "does not wear
any llaiiuels. Miss Ilrultbwalle thinks
Ue Is very careleas."
King Karl's eyes gleiuned with
iiiiiiseinciit. He saw the Infuriated
'ace of the archduchess, and henl
toward the crown prince with enrueat
neaa. "Am a matter of fact," be said,
"rtnec vou hsve Mentioned til sub-
(To be continued)
Between the requirements of more
wheat for the allies and more money
to support the army Uncle 8am must
continua to tighten bis belt and
loosen the straps of bis pocketbook.
Jecl, I do not fcenr any either, Your
'Nlkky' and I seem most surprisingly
to have the snine tastes ah. ml various
"io you like dogs?" Inquired the
crown prince, much Interested,
"lings! Why, yes. I lime quite a
number of doj ."
"I should think It would be ii'ivr
lo have ii' I one dog. ami he very
fond of II. Hut I suppose l hey would
cat a great deal. Do you believe in
love ni Aral night t"
"Olio!" Mid the archduchess, ex
lie tattled to her apologetically. "I
was only trying m tin. I out how many
things he mid Nlkky agreed ulioul,"
he explained. "Nlkky believes In love
at first sight. He sayn II Is Hie only
real kind of love, because hie Isn't
a tiling you think mil. You only feel
The nrc'idti. boss met Karl's eyi.s.
"You nee; she said.
"Hut It Is sound doctrine," Karl ob
served, bending forward it iii I with n
slanting glance at lledwig. "I quite
agree with him again. And this friend
of .oiirs, he thinks love Is the only
thing lu the world, I dare say?"
"Well, he lldliks u great deal of It.
Hut be sayn Unit love of country cornea
Ilrst. before anything else."
The archduchess glanced at Hedwlg
furiously. 'The girl had closed her
eyes, and was sitting detached nnd
pale. She would have liked to box her
ears. Karl was no fool, and there was
talk enough. He would hear It, of
"Tell us about your pilgrimage,
Otto." she suggested.
"Well, I went," said the erown
prince reflectively. 'We walked a long
time, and It wns very warm. I have
.quite a large hllsler. and the arch
bishop had to lake his shoes off and
walk lu his stockings, because his feet
burl. No one saw. It was on a coun
try lane. Hut I'm afraid It didn't do
very much good.' lie drew u long
"No?" Karl Inquired.
Slid. leiily the boy s chin quivered.
He was terribly afraid he was going
to cry Blgl look a large sip of lea,
which chared his voice.
"My grandfather is not any better,"
he said. "IVrhaps some one else
should have gone I am not very
good," he explained m Karl. "It
ought lo be a vciy good person. He
Is very sick."
"Perhaps," suggested Karl mocking
ly, with a glance at Hedwlg, "they
should have sent this 'Nlkky' of
Aniiunclata stirred restlessly. She
consuiereii tins ( ,,i Mkky in
ex. i i able taste.
"lie is not portlcularlj good."
"h. so he Is not particularly
"Well, he thinks he Isn't. IP- says
he do. slit Hud 1 1 easy to love Ills
'country more than anything m the
world, for one Hung. And he .-mokes
a great iiuiuy cigarettes."
"Another taste In common I" Jeered
Karl, lu his smooth, carefully ironic
Aliliiiuclala was in the last BtagSB
of Irritation. There was no mistaking
the sneer in Karl's olce. Ills smile
wns forced. She guessed that he had
heard of Nlkky LarlSCfa before, that,
tnd I, he knew probably more than
she did. Just what, she wondered,
was there to know? A great deal. It
one could Judge by lledwlg's face.
"I hope yon are working hard nt
your lessons. Otto," aha said, lu the
severe lone which Otto had learned
that most people use whin they refer
j "I'm afraid I'm not doing very well,
I Xante, Bui lvu learned the 'dotty
j burg address.' Shall I say it?"
"Heavens, no!" she protested. She
; had not the faintest Idea what the
I "Gettysburg address'' wus. She
I suspected Mr. (ihiilstoiie.
The countess hint relapsed Into sil
ence. A little hack from the family
circle, she had watched the whole
scene stonily, and knowing Karl M
only a woman who loves sincerely nnd
long can know a man, she knew the
inner workings of bis mind. She aaw
anger In the very turn of bis bend
and sel of bis Jaw. Hut she saw more,
Jealousy, and was herself hall mud
She knew him well. Slo- had her
self, for years, held him by holding
herself dear, by Hie very difficulty of
attaining her. And now this ludlffer
ent, white-faced girl, who might be
his, Indeed, for the Inking, but who
would offer or promise no love, was
rousing him to the Instinct or posses
sion by her very Indifference. He hud
told her the truth, that night In the
mountain l.n, It was Hedwlg he
wauled. Hedv Ig herself, her heart, all
of her. And, If she knew Karl, he
would move heaven and earth to get
I he thing he wanted.
She surveyed the group. How little
they knew what was In store for them!
She, Olga Loschek, by the lining of
a linger, could turn their smug superl
orlty Into tears and despair, could ruin
them and send lliein flying for sheltii
to the very ends of the earth.
Hut when she looked ut the lltlli
crown prince, legs dangling, en 'lug his
thin bread aud butler us ouly i hun
gry small boy can eat, she shivered.
Hy what means must she do nil this'
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