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ROGUE RIVER COURIER, GRANTS PASS, OREOON, JANUARY 25, 1907.
jj Beverly ot
Auiho' of "GruuUrk"
a princess lias many trials In life."
'Not the leant of which la woman
hood." Ualdos." she said after a Ion?
pause. Somt'tliiii!; very disagreeable
had Just rushed Into her brain. "Have
you tH-en forgetting all this time that
the Princess Yetive Is the wife of
"It lias never left my mind for au
Instant. From the bottom of my heart
I roiwatuhite him. His wife is an
' "And f never saw such a miserable
! scrawl as this. He. must have written It
! on horseback, and at full gallop."
1 "It Is quite lepible, your highness."
' "I really cannot read the stuff. You
know his handwriting. Read It to me.
I'll trust you to read It carefully."
"This is embarrassing, your highness,
! but I obey, of course, If you command,
j Here is what Ravone says:
I "We have fresh proof that she is not the
orlncess. but the American girl. Be ex
ceedingly careful that she does not lead
j guard your tongue well. We are all well
and are hoping for tno Desi.
HE was torn by contlli tlng emo
tions. That the two friends
had surreptitiously exchanged
messages, doubtless by an ar
rangement perfected since he had en
tered the service possibly within the
week could not be disputed. When
nd how had they planned the acci
dental meeting? What had been their
method of communication? And, above
all, wb:'t were the contents of the mes
sages exchanged? Were they of a
purely personal nature or did they com
prehend Injury to the principality of
Oraustark? Beverly could not, In her
heart, feel that Baldos was doing any
thing Inimical to the country he served,
and yet tier duty and loyalty to Yetive
Diadu It Imperative that the transac
tion should be reported at once. A
word to Qulnnox and Ravone would be
Seized and searched for the mysterious
paper. This, however, looked utterly
Unreasonable, for the vagalnmds were
armed and In forcu, while Yetive was
accompanied by but three men who
con Id be defended upon. Ualdos, un
der the conditions, was not to be reck
oned upon for support. On tho other
land, If he meant no harm, It would be
cruel, even fatal, to expose him to tills
charge of duplicity. And whllo she
turned these troublesome alternatives
over lu her mind (he opportunity to
act was lost. Itavone and his men
were K", anil the harm, If any was
lulended, was done.
From time to time she glanced back
at the guard. Ills face was Imperturb
able, even sphinx like In Its steadiness.
She decided to hold him personally to
account. At the earliest available mo
Bent she would demand an explana
tion of his conduct, threatening him If
necessary. If he proved obdurate there
was but one course left opes to her.
Bhe would deliver him up to the Jus
tice he bad outraged. Hour after hour
went by, and lleverly suffered more
than she could have told. The dam
age was done, and the chance to undo
It was slipping farther and further out
of her grasp. She began to look upou
herself as tho vilest of traitors. There
was no silver among the clouds that
warred ber thoughts that afternoon
It was late lu (he day when the party
returned to the rustle tired out Her
rrty wus the only one who bsd no long
ing to seek rejKwe after the fatiguing
trip. Her mind was full of unrest. It
was necessary to ijuestlon Raldos at
nee. There could Is" no peace for ber
Ulitll she learned the truth from him.
The strain became so great that at last
ho sent word for him to attend her In
the park. He was to accompany the
men who carried the sedan chair, In
which she had learned (o sit with a de
lightful feeling of lielng In the eight
In a far comer of the grounds, now
gray In the early dusk, lleverly bade
the bearers to set down her chair and
leave her In .piiel for a few minutes.
The two men withdrew to a respectful
distance, whereupon she called Hiihlos
to her side Her face was Hushed with
"Vol st tell me the truth about
that transaction with inono," she
Mid, coming straight to the point.
"1 was eipectlug tlds. oiir highness,"
said be ipiielli. The shadows of night
were falling, but .sin u, distinguish
the look of anxiety In his dark eyes.
"Well'.'" slie Insisted Impatiently.
"You saw the notes exchanged?"
"cs, jes, and I command you t, tell
Die what they contained. It was the
most daring thing I"
"our highness. I cannot tell you
What passed between us It would' be
treacherous." he said tlnnly. lleverly
gasssl lu sheer amazement.
"Treacherous; i biml hea en, iitr! To
whom do yon ,., nllegi ni.-e to n.e or
to llaunic and that band of tramps V
she cried, w ith c es alire
"To h'lh. your highness." he an
cr,sl so f.Mdj i tm t she was for the
moment ahished "I a:,, .,, , , ,,, .
Unal to fe I., .,, i s ere and xet 'l am
loyal to th . i,,.!,.,,.,,, . ,. ,,f tramps.
as voi: choose to call them '1
(Continued from last week.)
Oh, why didn't I cry out this after
"I knew you would not," he said,
with cool unconcern.
"Insolence! What do you mean by
that?" she cried In confusion.
"In your heart you knew I was doing
no wrong. Yott shielded me then, aa
you bave shielded me from the begin
ning." "I don't see wby I stt here and let
you talk to me like that," she said, feel
ing the symptoms of collapse. "You
bave not been fair with me, Baldos.
You are laughing at me now and call
ing me a witless little foul. You you
did something today that shakes my
faith to the very bottom. I never can
trust you again. Good heaven, I hate
to confi'ss to to every one that you are
"Your highness!" he Implored, com
ing close to Uie chair and bending over
ber. "Before Clod I am honest with
you. Believe me when I say that I
have done nothing to Injure Graustark.
I cannot tell you what It was that
passed between Ravone and me, but I
swear on my soul that I have not been
disloyal to my oath. Won't you trust
me? Won't you believe?" His breath
was fanning her ear, his voice was
eager. She could feel the Intensity of
"Oh, I don't don't know what to say
to you," she murmured. "I have becu
so wrought up with fear and disap
pointment You'll admit that It was
very suspicious, won't you?" she cried,
"Yes, yes," be answered. Ills hand
touched her imu, perhaps unconscious
ly. She threw back her bead to give
him a look of rebuke. Their eyes met.
and after a moment both were full of
pleading. Her lips parted, but the
words would not come. She was after
ward more than thankful for this, be
cause his eyes Impelled her to give
voice to amazing tilings that suddenly
rushed to her head.
"I want to believe you," she whis
"You must you do! I would five
you my life. You have It now. It Is
bi your keeping and with It my bonor.
Trust me, I beseech you. I bave trust
"I brought you here" she began, de
fending hliu luvoluutarily. "But Bal
Jos, you forget that I am the prtn
ress!" She drew away In sudden shy
ness, her cheeks rosy oiice more, her
eyes filling with the most distressingly
unreasonable tears. He did not move
for what seemed hours to her. She
heard the sharp catch of his breath
and felt the repression that was mas-t-ilng
some unwelcome emotion In bint
Lights were springing Inta existence
In all parts of the park. Beverly saw
toe solitary window In the monastery
far a w ay. and her eyes f listened on It
is If for sustenance lu this crisis of her
n'e-this moment of surprise, tills tno-
nt when she fell him laying hands
ipoii the heart she had not suspected
I tivasiin. Twilight was upon tliem;
be sun had set. ami inglil was rush
' g up to lend unfair advantage to the
I f"'- ag.i.nst whieh they wore strug
g.uig I lie orchestra lu the ensile war.
i ..;, .i. son ei long soft ami tender
!i, so I ,ir a w a !
It iih a nrlnress."
i-,.n ;,. tin. code n' morals Is it ' you Into any admissions. The Americans
Well, in the todi o. "".raw, is i i ave little to say to her and
quite proper to oe so loyai to uuoiuc. , .
man's wife?" she asked, and then she
trembled. He was supposed to know
her as the wife of C.renfail Lorry, and
yet he had boldly shown his love for
"It depends altogether on the other
man's wife," ho said, and she looked
up quickly. It was too dark to see
his face, but something told her to
press the point no further. Deep down
in her heart she was beginning to re
joice in the liellef that he bad found
her out. If he still believed her to be
the real princess, then he was but the
subject of conversation at least had
to be changed.
"You say your message to Ravone
was of a purely personal nature," she
"Y'es, your highness." She did not
like the way In which he said "your
highness." It sounded as If be meant
"How did you know that you were
to see him today?"
"We have waited for this opportunity
since last week. Kran7. was In the cas
tle grounds Inst Thursday."
"Good heavens! You don't mean It!"
"Y'es, your highness. He carried a
message to me from Ravone. That Is
B HtYtW 4-
"I forgot that I am a slave.
. ghhess." he said at last, ami Ins
I Tilled her through and through
"fe.l ; :, and to her i,t;..- ,d,
i found In- face and eyes M:!l . lose
' hols, owing in the d.ltkuess
" Those mell over there." she wills
a red helplesslv ' they are looking Ht
I thank Ho
I'l'y "You ih
.ol reouke tue
'Here Is what Ravone says."
why Ravone and the others waited for
me In the hills."
"Y'ou a mate me!"
"I bave seen Franz often," be cose
f eased easily. "He Is an excellent
"So It would seem. We must keep
a lookout for him. He Is the go-between
for yon all, I see."
"Did you learn to say 'you all' In
America?" he asked. Her heart gave
a great leap. There wus sotnethlug
so subtle lu the query that she was
"Never mind about that. sir. You
won't tell me what you said In your
note to Ravoue."
"I can uot."
"Well, he gave you one lu return. It
you are perfectly sincere, Ualdos, you
will hand that note over to me. ft
shall go no further. 1 swear to you, l,
as you vow , it does not J. opardlw
Gtaust.irk. Now. sir, prove your loy
alty and your honesty."
lie hesitated for a long time; then
from an inner pocket he drew forth a
I'll of paper,
"I d in't see w hy It has not boeu
desir .ved." he said regretfully "What
a iieglecttul tool I have been!"
"You might have said It had been de
stroyed." she said, happy be, ause he
had not said it.
"But that would have been a lie
liead it. you- highness, and return 1'
to me It must he destroyed "
"It Is too ,.l' k to read it hi
Hod. there is
between voi. ,
tills op VM"".,
"1 caul,.,! a:,. I 1
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and a tr
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w hat passed
auger, si ,
i 111.' self."
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b..:.d iloscd ,,i
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KVERLY was spewhless.
"Of course, your highness,"
said Baldos, deep apology In
his voice, "Ravone is woefully
misinformed. He Is honest In bis be
lief, and you should not misjudge his
motives. How be could bave been so
blind as to confound you with that
frisky American girl but I beg your
pardon. She Is to be your guest A
thousand pardons, your highness."
She had been struck dumb by the
wording of the note, but his apparently
sincere apology for his friend set her
every emotion Into play once more.
While he was speaking her wits were
forming themselves for conflict. She
opened the campaign with a bold at
tack. "You you believe me to be the
princess, sure enough, don't you?"
But with all her bravery she was not
able to look him In the face.
"How can you doubt It, your high
ness? Would I he serving you In the
present capacity If I believed you to be
any one else?"
"Ravone's warning has not shaken
your faith In me?"
"It has strengthened It. Nothing
could alter the facts In the case. I
I bave not, since we left Ganlook, been
In doubt as to the Identity of my bene
factress." "It seems to me that you are beat
ing around the bush. I'll come straight
to the point How long have you
known thnt I am not the Princess of
"What!" he exclaimed, drawing back
In well assumed horror. "Do you mean
are you Jesting? I beg of you, do
not Jest It Is very serious with me."
His alarm was so genuine that she was
"I am not Jesting," she half whis
pered, turning very cold, "nave you
thought all along that I am the prin
cess; that I am Grenfall Lorry's wife?"
"You told me that you were the prin
cess." "But I've never said that I was was
any one's wife." ,
There was a plt-oU8 appeal in her
voice, and he was not slow to notice it
and rejoice. Then his heart smote him.
"But what Is to become of me If you
are not the princess?" he asked after
a long pause. "I can no longer serve
you. This Is my last day In the castle
"Y'ou are to go on serving me I mean
you are to retain your place In the serv
ice," she hastened to say. "I shall
keep my promise to you." How small
and humble she was beginning to feel!
It did not seem so entertaining after
all. this pretty deception of hers. Down
In his heart, underneath the gallant ex
terior, what was his opinion of her?
Something was stinging her eyes fierce
ly, and she closed them to keep back
the tears of mortification.
"Miss Calhoun," lie said, his manner
changing swiftly. "I hax-e felt from the
first thnt you are not the Princess of
Grn list. irk. I knew It an hour after I
entered Edelweiss. Frnnr. gave me a
note nt Ganlook. but I did not read It
until I was a member of the guard."
"You have known It so long?" she
.-rled Joyously. "And you have trusted
tue'; You have not hated me for de
' I have never ceased to regard you
s my sovereign," he said softly.
"But Just n moment ago you spoke of
me as n frisky American girl," she said
"I have used that term but once,
while I hme said 'your highness' a
thousand times. Knowing that you
were Miss i alhoiin, I could not have
"I fancy I have no right to criticise
you." she humbly admitted. "After all,
it does not surprise me that you were
not deceive,'. Only an Imbecile could
ll;ve I u fooled nil these weeks. Ev
ery one said that you were no fool. It
seems ridiculous t,ut it should have
to this length, doesn't It V'
"Not nt all, your highness. I am
"You have the habit, I see," she
I h ive several mouths yet to serve
as a member of the guard. Besides, I
"n !,T "i-e'-s to regard you as the
T'""'ess General Murium hns given
tno severe Instructions in that respect."
"ou are willing. , ,,:ly the game to
'be end:" she demanded, more gratl-hi-1
than she should have been.
"Assuredly, yes It Is the only safe
guard 1 have To alter t.iy belief pub
' v "',v''"l e;-.se me tiv-to"
' I'" v i mi, p. iidos:-"
f"f thing, and to the
"s HoToios of Count Mariatix.
s. il world deprive tue of the
g'1 I iiien; oinsl a moment ngi
bi to ks your hand, to be vour
to the oniv
i! ra v ti
d I have
"I'm afraid there was a touch of
your old time sarcasm In that remark,"
she said. "Y'es, I am willing to con
tinue the comedy. It seems the safest
way to protect you especially from
General Marlanx. No one must ever
know. Hal los: it would be absolutely
pitiful. I am glad. oh. so glad, that
you have known all the time. It re
lieves my mind and my conscience tre
mendously." "Yes." he said gently, 'i have known
nil along that you were not Mr. Lorry's
wife." He had divined her thought,
and she flushed hotly. "Y'ou are still a
princess, however. A poor g eit hunter
can only look upon the rich American
girl as a sovereign whom he must wor
ship from far below."
"Oh. I'm not so rich as nil that!" she
.ried. "Besides. I think It Is time for
I general clearing up of mysteries.
Are yon Prince Ihmtau. Prince Fred
eric or that other one (Tiristobiil some
body? Come, be fair with uie."
"It seems that all Edelweiss looks
ipoii me as a prince in iilsgubse. Y'ou
'.Html me In the hills"
"No; you found me, I have uot for
I was a vagabond uud u fugitive.
My friends are bunted ns I 11:11. We
iiave 110 home. Why every one should
uii eot me of being a prince 1 cannot
i:in!crs:aud. Every ronuier In the hills
is not a prince. There Is a price upou
my head, and there Is n rew ard for the
capture of every mail who was with
'v.e in tho pass. My iiatno Is Paul Bal
!os. Miss Calhoun. There Is 110 mys
tery In that. If you xvere to mention
it in a certain city, you would quickly
liml that the name of Baldos Is not
unknown to the people xvho are search
ing for him. . No, your highness; I re
gret exceedingly that I must destroy
the absurd Impression that I am of
royal blood. Perhaps I am spoiling a
pretty romance, but It cannot be help
ed. I was Baldos the goat hunter; I
am now Baldos the guard. Do you
think that I would be serving as a
Graustark guard if I were any one of
the men you mention?"
Beverly listened In wonder and some
disappointment, It must be confessed.
Somehow a spark of hope was being
forever extinguished by this straight
forward denial. He was not to be the
prince she bad seen In dreams. "You
are not like any one else," she said.
"That Is why we thought of you as
"As one of those unhappy creatures
they call princes? Thank fortune, your
highness, I am not yet reduced to such
straits. My exile will come only when
you send me away."
They were silent for a long time.
Neither was thinking of the hour or
the fact that ber absence In the castle
could not be unnoticed. Night had
fallen heavily upon the earth. The
two faithful chair bearers, respectful,
but with wonder lu their souls, stood
afar off and waited. Baldos and Bev
erly were alone In their own little
"I think I liked you better when you
wore the red feather and that horrid
patch of black," she said musingly.
"And was a free hearted vagabond,"
he added, something Imploring In his
"An Independent courtier. If you
please, sir." she said severely.
"Do you want me to go back to the
hills? I have the patch and the feather,
aud my friends are"
' Nok Iion't suggest such a thing
yet. She began the protest eagerly
and ended It In confusion
"Alas, you mean that some day ban
ishment Is not unlikely?'
"Y'ou don't expect to be a guard all
your life, do you?"
"Not to serve the Princess of Grnu
st. iik. I confess. My aim is much high
er If God lets me clause the crown I
tv mill serve I would enlist for life. The
i.'iwn I would serve is wrought of
i.e e. the throne I vmil l kneel bef ire Is
a heart, tlie scepter 1 would follow is
in the slender hand uf a wo'ium. I
c mid live and die In the service of my
0 .11 choosing, 1 nit I am only the htmi-
1 o gut hunter, whose hopes are phau
t l is, whose Ideals are conceived In Im
"That was beautiful," murmured
Beverly, looking up, fascinated for the
"Oh, that I had the courage to enlist,"
h" cried, bending low once more. She
fi'lt the danger in his voice, half tremu
Tu.s vvltli something mure than loyalty,
..1: 1 drew her hand away from a place
of Instant Jeopardy. It wns fire that
iie was playing with, she realized with
a start of consciousness. Sweet as the
P"I1 1. 1 1 grown to be she saw that It
auist !. shattered.
"!t ! getting frightfully late," she
-Ii-hly exclaimed. "They'll wonder
gone to. Why, it's actually
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"It 1 is been dark for half an hour,
""" 1 '-." said he. ilra wins him.
riciuticss that dis.
Are you going to return
'! i'p w ith st'.d
ti'essc l la r.
to the castle
i-s. They'll have out a si
party pretty soon if i ,,,,
"' nave i,,., n good
he said thoughtfully
merit the kindni-ss. Let me"-
"Oh, please don't talk In that bumble
way! It's ridiculous: I'd rather hnve
yon absolutely Impertinent, I declare
"pen my nonor I would. Ion"t tou rw.
now you talked when
red feather? Well. I
to ir.e t,lav."
"I shall try to
Baldos lauched easily. h:i;.plly.
."in, as not very iiumbl
voice and maimer were.
I!cd Is the
"It's a good deal jauntier than blue.'
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