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(Continued from last week. )
Y thli time they were passing
the queer little bate that mark
ed the outskirts of a habitable
community. These were the
borne of shepherds, hunter and oth
ers whose vocations related especial
ly to the mountains. Farther on there
were signs of farming; Interests; the
homes became more numerous and
more pretentious In appearance.' The
rock lined gorge broadened Into fer
tile valley; the road was smooth and
level, a condition which afforded relief
to the travelers. Ravone had once
more dressed the wounds Inflicted by
the lion, bat be was unable to provide
anything to subdue the fever. Baldos
was undeniably III. Beverly, between
her exclamations of Joy and relief at
being In sight of Ganlook, was profuse
In her expressions of concern for the
hero of the Hawk and Raven. The
feverish gleam In bis dark eyes and
the pain that marked hi face touched
her deeply. Suffering softened bis lean.
sun browned features, obliterating the
mocking lines that had Impressed her
so unfavorably at the outset. She was
saying to herself that be was band'
some after a moat unusual cast; It was
an unforgettable face.
"Your highness," he said earnestly,
after she bad looked long and anxious
ly at bis half closed eyes, "we are with
In an hour of Ganlook. It will be dark
before we reach the gates, I know,
but you have nothing to fear during
the rest of tho trip. Fran shall drive
yon to the sentry post and turn over
the bone to yeur own men. My
friend and I must leave you at the
end of the mountain road. We are"
"Ridiculous!" she cried. "I'll not
permit It! You uiust go to a hospital
"If I enter the Ganlook gate It will
be the same as entering the gate of
death," he protested.
"Nonsense! You have a fever or you
.wouldn't talk like that I can promise
you absolute security."
"Yoj do aot understand, your high
Mas." "Nevertheless, yon are going to1 a
hospital." the firmly said. "You would
die out be re In the wilds, so what are
the odd either way? Aunt Fanny will
you be careful? Dou't you know that
the least movement of those bag hurt
"Please do not mind me, your high
ness. I am doing very well,"' be said,
The coach brought up In front of a
roadside Inn.' Wbllo some of the men
. were watering the horses others gath
ered about Its open window, A con-
"Aunt Funny, will you be careful t"
versfltlou In a tonguo utterly Incompre
hensible to lleverly took place between
Baldos ami bis followers. The latter
seemed to be disturbed about some
thing, nnil there was no mistaking the
solicitous air with whlrb they regard
ed their lender. The psetido prlueess
wns piitlrnt as long as possible and
then broke into the discussion.
"What do they wantT" she demand
ed lu Kncllsli.
"They are asking for Instructions,"
he auswered. M''
"Instruct them to do as I bid' she
said. "Tell them to hurry along and
get you a doctor; that's all."
Evidently his friends were of the
same opinion, for after a long harangue
In which he was obdurate to the last
they left the carriage, and be sank
back with a groan of dejection.
"What Is It?" she anxiously demand
ed. "Tbey also Insist that I shall go to a
surgeon," he said hopelessly. Ills eyes
were moist, and he could not meet ber
gaze. Hlie was full of exultation.
They have advised me to put myself
under your protection, shameless a
that may seem to a man. You and you
Hone have the power to protect me If
I puss beyond the walls of tinulook."
"I" she cried, nil n flutter.
"I could not thrust my head Into the
Jaws of death unless the princess of
QrauMtuik were there to stay their
fury. Your royal hand alone cau turn
aside the Inevitable. A us, I am neip
less and know not what to do
Beverly Calboun sat very straight and
silent beside the misguided Baldos.
After all, It was not within her power
to protect him. She wss not the prin
cess, and she bad absolutely no Influ
ence in Ganlook. The authorities there
could not be deceived as bad been these
Ignorant men of the bills. If she led
him Into the city It wss decidedly prob
able that she might be taking him to
bis death. She could only petition, not
command. Once at Yetive's side she
was confident she could save the man
who had done so much for ber, but
Ganlook was many mile from Edel
weiss, and there was no assurance that
Intervention could be obtained In time.
On the other band. If be went back to the
hills be was likely to die of the poison
ous fever. Beverly waji In a most un
happy state of mind. If she confessed
to htm that she was not the princess
be would refuse to enter the gates of
Ganlook, and be perfectly Justified In
"But if I should fall?" she asked at
last a shiver rushing over ber and
leaving ber cold with dread.
"You are the only hope, your high
ness. You had better say farewell to
Baldos and let hhn again seek the
friendly vailey," said he wearily.- "We
can go no farther. The soldiers must
be near, your highness. It means cap
ture If we go on. I cannot expose my
friends to the dangers. Let me be put
down here and do you drive on to
safety. I shall fare much better than
you think, for I am young and strong
"No! I'll risk Itr she cried. - "You
must go Into the city. Tell them so,
and say that I will protect you with my
own life and honor,"
Fever made him submissive. . Her
eye gave him confidence. Her voice
soothed his fear, If be possessed them.
Leaning from the window he called
bis men together. Beverly looked on
In wonder ss these strange men bade
farewell to fhelr leader. Many of tbatn
were weeping, and most of them kissed
bis hand. There were broken sen
tences, tear oboked promise, anxious
Inquiries, and the parting- was otr.
"Where are they going T Beverly
whispered a tbey moved away In the
"Back Into the mountain to trve,
poor fellow. God be kind to them,
God be good to them," be half sobbed,
bis chin dropping to bis breast He
was trembling like a leaf.
"Starve r b whispered. "Have they
no money V
"We are penniless," came In muffled
tones from the stricken leader.
Beverly leaned from the window and
called to the departing ones. Rsvone
and one other reluctantly approached.
Without a word she opened a small
traveling bag and drew forth a heavy
purse. This she pressed Into the hand
of the student It was filled with
Grnustnrk jrnvvos, for which she had
exchanged American gold In Hunsa.
"God be with you!" she fervently
cried. He kissed her band, and the
two stood aside to let the conch roll
on into the dusky shadows that sop-1
a rat I'd them from the Kates of Gan
look. old I'riinz still drlvlnc. the onlv
one of the company left to serve his
lender to the very end.
"Well, we have left them." muttered
Hnldos as though to himself. "I may
never see them again never see them
agiHu. And how true they have been!"
"I shall send for them the moment
I get to (inulook, and I'll promise par
dons for them nil!" she cried rnslily In
"No." he exclaimed fiercely; "you are
not to disturb them. Hotter that they
Beverly was sutllcleutly solid mil. As
they drew nearer the city gates her
heart liegan to fail her. This mail's
life was In her weak, Incapable hands.
aud the time was uearlui; when she
must stand lietwvcit him and disaster.
"Where are these vaunted soldiers of
yours?" he suddenly asked. Infinite
Irony lu his voice.
"My soldiers?" she said faintly.
"Isn't It rather unusual that in time
ftf M.-t.ll.l.. .....1 ....t..l.. .A al.nllt.l
vi itinii'ir iiu urn iiiiutj mii'UHi i
be able to approach within a mile of
one of your most Important cities with-'
out even so much as seeing a soldier !
of Granstark?" j
She felt that he was scoffing, but It
mattered little to 1t. I
"It Is a bit odd. Isn't It?" she agreed, i
"Worse than that, your highness."
"I shall sHnk to langloss almut It."
she said serenely, and he looked up lu 1
new surprise. Truly she was an ex- j
Fully three-quarters of mi hour pnss
ed before the coach was checked, llev-;
erly, looking from the windows, had
seeu the lighted windows of cottages
growing closer and closer together. 1
The barking of roadside dogs was the
only sound that could be heard above
the rattle of the wheels. It was too'
dark Inside th coach to see the face '
of the man beside her. but something j
told her that be was storing intently i
Into the nlii'ii. alert and anxious. The. 1
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responsibility of ber position swooped
'.owu upon' her like an avalanche as
she thm:ght of what the next few min
utes were to bring forth. It was the
sudden stopping of the coach and the
sharp commands from the outside that
told her probation was at an end. She
could no longer speculate: It was high
time to act
"The outpost" came from Baldos, In
"Perhaps they won't know us you, I
mean." she whispered.
"Ilarou Liangloss knows everybody."
be rolled bitterly.
"What a horrid old busybody ne"-
Ihe started to say, but thought better
. A couple of lanterns flashed at the
window, almost blinding ber. Aunt
Fanny groaned audibly, but the figure
of Baldos seemed to stiffen with de
fiance. Uniformed men peered Into the
Interolr with more rudeness and curi
osity than seemed respectful to a prin
cess, to say the least They saw a pret
tyj pleading fuce, with wide gray eyes
and parted lips, but they did not bow
In bumble sumnlsslon,' as Baldos had
expected. One of the men, evidently In
command, addressed Beverly la rough
but polite tones. It was a question
that he asked, she knew, but she could
not answer him, for she could not un
"What do you want?" she put In
English, with a creditable display of
dignity. ' "
"He does not speak English, your
highness." volunteered Baldos, In a
voice so well disguised that It startled
ber. The officer was staring blankly at
"Every officer In my army should
and must learn to speak English," she
said, at ber wits' end. "I decline to
be questioned by the fellow. Will you
talk to blm In my stead?"
"I, your highness?", be cried In dis
may. "Yes. Tell blm who we are and ask
where the hospital Is," she murmured,
sinking back with the air of a queen,
but with the Inward feeling that all
"But I don't sneak your language
well," be protested.
"You speak It beautifully," she said.
Baldos leaned forward painfully and
spoke to the officer in the Graustark
"Don't you know your princes Y' he
demanded a trifle harshly. The man'
eye flew wide open In an Instant and
hi Jaw dropped.
"Tire th princess r ha gasped. ...
"Don't stare Uke that, air. Direct u
to the main gate at once, or you will
have cause to regret your slowness. "
"But the prince was Is coming by
the northern pass," mumbled the man.
"The guard baa gone out to meet ber
and" Baldos cut blm off shortly with
the Information that the princess, a
ha could see, bad come by the lower
pa and that she was eager to reach
a resting place at once. Tha convinc
ing ton of the speaker and the regal
Indifference of the lady had full effect
upon the officer, who had never seen
her highness. He fell back with a
deep obeisance and gave a few bewil
dered command to bis men. The
coach moved off, attended by a party
of foot soldiers, aud Beverly breathed
her first slgb of relief.
"You did It beautifully," she whis
pered to Baldos, and he was consid
erably puzzled by the ardor of her
praise. "Where .ore we going now?1'
"Into the city, your highness," he an
swered. It was begluuiug to dawn
upon him that she was amazingly Ig
norant aud Inconsequential for one
who enjoyed the right to command
these common soldiers. Her old trep
idation returned with this brief an
swer. Something told her that he was
beginning to mistrust her at last Aft
er all, It meant everything to him and
so little to her.
When tho coach halted before the
city gates she was In n dire state of
iinhapplness. In the darkness she
could feel tho reproachful eyes of old
Aunt Fanny sonrehins for her aban
"Ask If Karon Dangloss Is lu Gnu
look, and, If he Is, command them to
take me to him Immediately." she
whispered to Hnldos, a sudden inspira
tion seizing her. She would lay the
whole matter before the great chief of
police and trust to fortune. Her baud
fell impulsively upon his and, to her
amazement. It was as cold as Ice.
"What Is the mutter?" she cried In
"You trusted me In l!ie wilds, your
highness." lie said tensely: "I am trust
ing you now." Before she could reply
the otllcor In charge of the Ganlook
gates appntrcd at the coach window.
There were lights on all sides. Her
heart sank like lead. It would be a
miracle If she passed the gates un
recognized. "1 must see Huron langloss at once,"
she cried In English, utterly disdaining
her Instructions to ltaldos.
"The baron Is engaged at preseut
and can see no one." responded the
good looking young otllcer In broken
"Where Is he?" she demanded uerv
ously. "lie Is at the house of Colonel Goat,
the commandant. What Is your busi
ness with h!iu?"
"It Is with him, and not with you,
sir." she said, imperious once more.
"Conduct me to hint Immediately."
"You cannot enter the gates unless
"Insolence!" exclaimed Baldos. "Is !
this the way, sir. In which you address '
tho princess Make way for her." i
"The pfii i.ss:'' gasped the otllcer. I
Then a vnlt;:r smile overspread his '
face. He laid served three years lu the !
castle guard ;it E'lelwelss" There was 1
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a long pnuse. fraught with disaster for
neverlv. "Yes. perhaps It Is Just a
well that we conduct her to Baron
Thini'lims " he said at last. The deep
meaning In his voice appealed only to
the unhappy girl. "There snail oe no
further delay, your highness!" be add
ed mockingly. A moment later the
Mies swung onen and they passed
through. Beverly alone knew that they
were going to Baron Dangloss unuer
henrv guard, virtually as prisoners.
The man knew her to lie an Impostor
and was doing only His duty.
There were smiles of derision on the
faces of the soldiers wheh Beverly
swept proudly between the flies ana
up the steps leading to the comman
Honf. iinnr hut there were no audible
remarks. Baldos followed, walking
nairfnllv. but defiantly, and Aunt fan
ny came last with the hand bag. The
guards grinned broadly as the corpu
lent ncgresa waddled up the steps.
The voung officer and two men entered
the door with the wayfarers, who were
ordered to halt iii the hallway.
"Will your highness come with me?"
said the officer, returning to the ball
after a short absence. There was un
mistakable derision In bis voice and
palpable Insolence lu his manner. Bev
erlv flushed angrily. "Baron Dangloss
Is very curious to see you." he added.
with a smile. Nevertheless he shrank
a bit beneath the cold gleam In the
eyes of the Impostor.
"You will remain here." she said,
turnlug to Baldos and the negress.
"And you will have nothing whatever
to say to this very important young
man." The "Important young man"
"Follow me. your most royal high
ness," he said, preceding ber through
"Ye mre Him Beverly Cathoum e)
the door that opened Into tho office of
the commandant Baldos glared after
them In angry amatement
"Young man, soma day and soon
you will be a much wiser soldier and
In the ranks," said Beverly hotly. The
smile Instantly receded from the inso
lent fellow's face, for there was a
world of prophecy In the way she said
It Somehow be was in a much more
respectful humor when be returned to
the ball aud stood In the presence of
the tall, flushed stranger with the rag
A short, fierce little man In the pic
turesque uniform of a Graustark offi
cer arose us Beverly entered the office
Ills short beard bristled as though It
were concealing a smile, but bis man
ner was polite, even deferential. She
advauced fearlessly toward him, a
wayward smile struggling Into hei
"I dare say you know I am not the
priUMMs," she said composedly. Every
vestige of car was gone Uow that flit
had reached the line of battle. The
doughty baron looked somewhat sur
prised at tills frank way of opening an
"1 ti in quite well aware of it." lit
sal. I politely.
"They say yon know every one. Bar
on Iiangloss," she boldly said. "Pray
who am 1?"
The powerful official looked at tin
smiling face for a moment, his bush
ejehrows contracting ever so slightly
There was a shameless streak of dust
across her check, but there was als(
a dimple tlicri' that appealed to tut
,.r!m old man. Ills eyes twinkled at
he rcpllc I. wltli line obsequiousness:
"You are Miss Beverly Calhoun ol
BV'IVKKI.Y'S eyes showed ber as
touishmeut. Baron Unnglost
courteously placed a chair -foi
' her aud asked her to be seated
'lu' were cxtoctlug you. Miss Cal
houti," he explained. "Her royal high
i' ess left St. Petersburg but a few
hours alter your departure, having un
fortunately missed you."
"You don't mean to say that tin
princess tried to find me In St. Peters
liusgV" cried Beverlv In wonder and
"That was one of the purposes of hei
visit." said he brusquely.
"t)li. how Jolly!" cried she, her gru
eyes sparkling. The grim old captain
was startled for the smallest fractlou
of a minute, but at once fell to aduilr
lug the fresh, eager face of the visitor
"ine puniie at large is under
Impression that she visited the czar
matters of Importance." he said, w
a condescending smile.
"And It really wns of no Importance
ar an, mat s what you mean?" Sh
smiled back securely.
"Your message Informlug ber high
ness of your presence In St Teter
burg had uo sooner arrived than she
set forth to meet you In that city
much nmilust the advice of ber couu
selors. I will admit that she had othet
business there, but It could have wan
ed. You see. Miss Calhouu. It was a
.rreat risk at this particular time. Mis
rii-titni mentis disaster uow. But
Providence was her friend. She ar
rived safely In Ganlook not an bout
"Iteally? Oh, Baron Dangloss. where
is she?" excitedly cried the American
-For the night she Is stopping with
the Countless Kallowltz. A force of
men. but not those whom you met at
the irates. has just been dispatched at
her command to search for you In the
lower pass. You took the most danger
ous road. Miss Calhoun, and P am
amazed that you came through In
"The Russians chose the lower pass,
I know not why. Of course. I was
t.ulte Ignorant. However, we met nei
ther brigands nor soldiers, Axphuiu or
Graustark. I eucountered nothing
more alarming than a mountain lion.
Aud that Baron Dangloss, recalls me
to the sense of a duty 1 have been neg
lecting. A poor wanderer lu the hills
defended me against the beast aud was
badly wounded. He must be taken to
a hospital at once, sir, where he may
have the projier care."
Whereupon, at his request she hur
riedly related the story of that trjlns
,'ourtioy through the mountains, not
forgetting to paint the courage of Bnl
i!os in most glowing colors. Tho chief
wns deeply Interested In the story of
the goat hunter nnd his party. There
was an odd gleam of satisfaction In bis
eyes, but the did not observe It.
"You will sec that he has Immediate
attention, won't you?" she Implored in
"He shall have our deepest consider
ation." promised be.
"You know I nm rather Interested be
cause I shot him. Just as If It were
not enough that bis legs were being
torn by the brute at the time. He
ought not to walk. Baron Dangloss.
If you don't mind, I'd suggest an am
bulance," she hurried on glibly. He
could not conceal the smile that her
eagerness Inspired. "Really, be Is In
a serious condition. I think be needs
some quinine and whisky, too, and"
Ie shall have the best of care." In
terrupted the captain. "Leave him to
me. Miss Calhoun." . .
"Now, let me tell you something,"
said she, t after due reflection. ' "You
must not pay any attention to what he
says. He Is liable to be delirious and
talk "In a terrible sort of way. You
know, delirious people never talk ra
tionally." She was loyally trying to
protect Baldos. . the hunted, against
any Incriminating statements bo might
"Quite right Miss Calhoun." said the
baron very gravely.
' "And now, I'd like to go to the prin
ces," sold Beverly, absolutely sure of
herself. "You know w art great
friends, she and I."
"I have sent a messenger to announce
your arrival. She will expect you."
Beverly looked about the room In per
plexity. "But there has been no messenger
here," the said.
"He left here some minutes before you
came. I knew who It was that came
knocking at our gates, even though she
traveled as Princess Yetlve of Grau
stark." "And, oh, that reminds me, Baron
Dangloss, Baldos (till believes me to
be the princess. Is It necessary to
to tell him the truth about me? Just
at present, I mean? I'm sure he'll rest
much easier if lie doesn't know dif
ferently." "So far as I am concerned, Miss Cal
houn, he shall always regard you as a
queen." said Dangloss gallantly.
"Thank you. It's very nice of you
A man lit uniform entered after
I n K'Uing at the door of the room, lie
;;hltisl his superior tin.l littered a few
.v;v,'.s in his owu language.
"Her royal hlgliness !s awaiting you
at the home of the countess. Miss Cal
i;uun. A detail of men will escort you
.sii.l your servant to her place."
'.Wiv, please. Baron Dangloss,"
plc:u.ed Beverly at the door, "be nice
to Llm, You know It hurts him to
walk, can't you have him carried iu?"
"If he will cousent." said he quietly,
.loverly hurried Into the outer room
ftcr giving the bar.iu a smile he never
Jigot. Baldos looked up eagerly.
its all right." she said In low tones
pausing for a moiurut beside his chair.
'Dou't get up! Goodhy. I'll come to
see you tomorrow. Dou't be In the
ieast disturbed. Baron Dangloss has
his Instructions." Impulsively giving
him her hand, which he respectfully
raised to his rips, she followed Aunt
I'anny and was g me.
Almost Immediately Baldos was re
quested to present h!a.self before Bar
oii Dangloss in the adjoining room.
I'.efusing to be carried in. he resolutclv
strode through the door and stood be
fore the grim old enptaiu of police, an
easy, confident smile on bis face. The
black patch once more covered his eye
with defiant nssertiveness.
"They tell me you are Baldos, a goat
hunter," said Barou Dangloss, eying
"Aad you were hurt in defending one
who Is of much consequence In Grau
stark. Sit down, my good fellow." Bal
dos' eye gleamed coldly for an instant
then he sank iuto a chair. "While ad
mitting that you have done Graustark
a great service, I am obliged to tell
you that I at least know you to be
other than what you say. You are not
a goat hunter, and Baldos la not your
name. JLm I not riant?" I
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