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CHAPTER XI Continued.
Nora, without relaxing tho false
umllo, suddenly found emptiness in
"Sing!" said Herr Rosen.
I am too tired. Some other time."
Ho did not press her. Instead, he
whispered in his own tongue: "You
are tho most adorable woman in the
And Nora turned upon him a pair
of eyes blank with astonishment It
was as though Bho had been asleep
and he had rudely awakened her.
His Infatuation blinded him to the
truth; he saw in tho look a feminine
desire to throw tho others off the
"track as to tho sentiment expressed
in. his whispered words.
The hour passed tolerably well.
Herr Rosen then observed the time,
rose and excused himself. He took
tho steps leading abruptly down the
terraco to tho carriage road. He had
come by the other way, tho rambling
stone stairs which began at tho por
ter's lodge, back of the villa.
"Padre," whospered Courtlandt, "I
am going. Do not follow. I shall ex
plain to you when we meet again."
Tho padre signified that he under
stood. Harrlgan protested vigorously,
but smiling and shaking his head,
Courtlandt went away.
Nora ran to tho window. She could
see Herr Rosen striding along, down
tho winding road, his head in the air.
Presently, from behind a cluster of
mulberries, the figure of another man
camo into view. He was going at a
dog-trot, his hat settled at an angle
that permitted the rain to beat square
ly Into his face. The next turn in the
road shut them both from sight. But
Nora did not stir.
Herr Rosen stopped and turned.
"Yea." Courtlandt had caught up
with him just as Herr Rosen was about
to open the gates. "Just a moment,
Herr Rosen," with a hand upon the
bars. "I shall not detain you long."
There was studied Insolence in- the
tones and the gestures which accom
"He brief, if you please."
- "My name is Edward Courtlandt, as
-doubtless you have heard."
In a large room it Is difficult to
remember all the Introductions."
"Precisely. .That is why I tako the
liberty of recalling JUto you, bo that
you will not forget'it," urbanely.
A pause. Dark patches of water
were spreading across their shoulders.
Little rivulets ran down Courtlandt's
arm, raised as it was against the bars.
"I do not see how it may concern
me," replied Herr Rosen Anally with
an Insolence more marked than Court
"In Paris wo met one night, at the
stage entranco of the Opera. I pushed
you aside, not knowing who you were,
You had offered your services; tho
door of Miss Harrigan's limousine."
"It was you?" scowling.
I apologize for that. Tomorrow
morning you will leave Oellagglo for
Varenna. Somewhere between nine
and ten tho first train leaves for
"Exactly. You speak English as
naturally and fluently as if you were
born to the tongue. Thus, you will
leave for Milan. What becomes of
you after that is of no consequence
to mo. Am I making myself clear?"
"Verdampt! Do I believe my ears?
furiously. "Are you telling me to leave
Bellagglo tomorrow morning?"
"As directly as I can."
Herr Rosen's face became as red
as his name. He was a brave young
man, but there was danger of an act
ive kind in tho blue eyes boring into
Ills own. If It camo to a physical con
test, ho realized that ho would get the
worst of It. He put his hand to his
throat; his very impotence was chok
"Your Highness . , ."
"IIJglineflBl" Herr Rosen stepped
"Yen. Your IJIglinesB will readily
m the wisdom of my concern for
ywir hftBty departure when I add that
I know nil about (ho llttlo Jiouho In
VsrwtUkjr, Uint my knowlniJifo it
shared by tho chief of th Parisian
pollco and tho minister of war. It
you annoy Miss Harrlgan with your
equivocal attentions . . ."
"GottI ThlB Is too much!"
"Walt! I urn strongor than you
nro. Do not mako mo forco you to
hear mo to tho end. You havo gono
about this Intrlguo llko a blackguard,
and that I know Your Highness not to
bo. Tho matter Is, you are young, you
havo always had your way, you havo
not learnt restraint. Your presence
hero is an Insult to Miss Harrlgan,
and If sho was pleasant to you thin
afternoon it was for my benoflt. If
you do not go, I shall oxposo you."
Courtlandt opened tho gate.
"And if I rofuso?"
"Why, in that caso, being tho Amer
ican that I am, without any particular
reverence for royalty or nobility, as
it is known, I promlso to thrash you
soundly tomorrow morning at ten
o'clock, in tho dining room, in tho
bureau, tho drawing room, wherever I
may happen to find you."
Courtlandt turned on his heel and
hurried back to tho villa. Ho did not
look over his shoulder. If ho had, ho
might havo felt pity for tho young
man who leaned heavily against tho
gate, his burning faco pressed upon
his rain soaked sleeve.
Whon Courtlandt knocked at tho
door and was admitted, ho apologized.
"I camo back for my umbrella."
"Umbrella!" exclaimed tho padre.
"Why, wo had no umbrellas. We came
up in a carriage which is probably
waiting for us this very minute- by tho
"Well, I am certainly absent-minded!"
"Absent-minded!" scoffed Abbott
"You never forgot anything in all your
life, unloss it was to go to bed. You
wanted an excuso to corao back."
"Any excuse would bo a good ono
in that case. I think we'd bettor bo
going, Padre. And by .tho way, Herr
Rosen begged mo to present hla ro
grets, He Is leaving Bellagglo In tho
Nora turned her face onco more to
The Ball at the Villa.
"It is all very petty, my child," said
the padre. "LIfo is mado up of bigger
things; tho little ones should bo ig
nored." To which Nora replied: "To a wom
an the little things are everything;
they are the daily routine, tho expect
ed, the necessary things. What you
call the big things in life are acci
dents. And, oh! I havo pride." She
folded her arms across her heaving
bosom; for the padre's directness this
morning had stirred her deeply.
"Wilfulness is called pride by some;
and stubbornness. But you know, aa
well as I do, that yours is resentment,
anger, indignation. Yes, you havo
pride, but it has not been brought into
this affair. Pride is that within which
prevents us from doing mean or sor
did acts; and you could not do ono or
tho other if you tried. The sentiment
in you which should bo developed
"No; Justice, the patience to weigh
the right or wrong of a thing."
"Padre, I havo eyes, oyes; I saw."
He twirled tho middle button of his
cassock." Tho eyes seo and tho ears
hear, but theso arc only witnesses,
laying tho matter before the court of
tho last resort, which Is tho mind. It
i there we sift tho evidence."
"Ho had the Insufforablo insolonco
to. order Horr Rosen to Joave," going
around tho barrlor of his well-ordered
"Ah! Now, how could ho Bend away
Horr Roson if thut gontloinan bad
really proforred to stay?"
Nora looked confused,
"Shall I tell you? I Bunpoctod; to
I questioned hint hint night. Had I
"boon In his plnco, I nhouhl havo chas
tised Heir Rotion Instead of bidding
him bo gouo. It was ho."
"Positively. Tho tnon who guarded
you woro two actors from ono of tho
thoators. Ho did not como to Ver
sailles becnuBo ho waB bolng watched.
Ho was found nnd sent homo tho night
boforo your release"
"I'm eorry. But It waB so llko him."
Tho pndro Bprcnd his hands. "What
a way women havo of modifying elthor
good or bad Impulses! It would havo
boon lino of you to havo Btoppod when
you said. you were sorry."
"Padre, ono would bollovo that you
had taken up hla dofonso!"
"If I had I Bhould havo to Icavo it
after today, I return to Romo tomor
row and shall not boo you ogaln bo
foro you go to America. I havo bid
don good by to all savo you. My child,
my laBt admonition Ib, bo patlont; ob
sorvo; guard agaltiBt that ImpulBO
born In your blood to movo haatlly,
to form opinions without solid founda
tions. Bo happy while you aro young,
for old ago Is happy only In that re
flected happiness of rccolloctlon.
Wrlto to mo, hero. I return In No
vember. Bcnodlclto?" smiling.
Nora bowed her heard and ho put a
hand upon It.
Cclcsto stood bohlnd Abbott nnd
studied his picture through half-closed,
critical eyes. "You havo painted It
over too many times." Then Bho
looked down at tho shapely hoad. Ah,
tho longing to put hor hands upon It,
to run her fingcra through tho tousled
hair, to touch It with hor lips! But
no! "Perhaps you aro tired; perhaps
you havo worked too hard. Why not
put asldo your brushes for a week?"
"I'vo a good mind to chuck It into
tho lake. I simply can't paint any
moro." Ho flung down tho brushes.
"I'm a fool. Celeste, a fool. I'm crying
for tho moon, that'a what tho matter
is. What's tho ubo of beating about
tho bush? You know as well as I do
that It'e Nora."
Her heart contracted, and for a llttlo
whllo she could not seo him clearly.
"But what earthly chanco havo I?"
ho went on, innocently but ruthlessly.
"No ono can help loving Nora."
"No," in a Bmall voice.
"It's all rot, this talk about affini
ties. There's nlwaya somo poor devil
left outside. But who can help loving
Nora?" ho repeated.
"And there's not the least chanco in
tho world for mo."
"You never can tell until you put It
to tho test."
"Do you think I have a chanco? Is
it possible that Nora may caro a little
for me?" Ho turned his head toward
""Who knows?" She wanted him to
havo it over with, to learn the truth
that to Nora Harrlgan he would never
bo moro than an amiable comrade. He
would then have nono to turn to but
her. What mattered It If her own
heart ached so Bho might soothe tho
hurt in his? Sho laid a hand upon
his shoulder so lightly that he waa
only dimly conaclous of the contact.
"It's a rummy old world. Hero I'vo
gono alone all theso years . . ."
"Well, that'6 a long tlmo. Never
bothered my head about a woman.
Selfish, perhaps. Had a good tlmo,
camo and went as I pleased. And
then I mot Nora."
"If only she'd been stand-offish, llko
theso other singers, why, I'd have been
all right today. But she's such a brick!
She's such a good fellow! She treats
us all alike; sings when we ask her
to; always ready for a romp. Think
of her making us all tako tho Knelp
cure tho other night! And wo marched
around the fountain singing 'Mary had
a llttlo Iamb.' Barefooted in tho grass!
When a man marries ho doesn't want
a wife half so much as a good com
rado; somebody to slap him on tho
back In tho morning to hearten him
up for tho day's work; and to cuddlo
him up when ho comes homo tired,
or disappointed, or unsuccessful. No
matter what mood ho's in. Is my
English getting away from you?"
"No; I understand all you say." Her
hand rested a trifle heavier upon his
"Nora would bo that kind of a wife.
'Honor, anger, valor, fire aa Steven
son says. Hang tho plcturo; what am
I going to do with it?"
" 'Honor, anger, valor, flro,' " Celosto
repeated slowly. "Yew, that is Nora."
A bitter little smile moved her Hps as
sho recalled tho happenings of tho last
two days. But no; ho must find out
for himself; ho must moot tho hurt
from Nora, not from her. "How long,
Abbott, havo you known your friend
"Boys together," playing a light tat
too with his maulstick.
-How old is ho?
"About thirty-two or three."
"Ho Ib very rich?"
"Oceans of money; thrown It away,
but not fast enough to got rid of 1U"
"Ho Is what you say In English . . .
"Woll," with mock gravity, "I
shouldn't llko to bo tho tlgor that
croaocd his path. Wild; t hut's tho
word for H."
"You aro laughing, Ah, I know I I
should Hay dln!i)utcd.','
"Courtlandt? Como, now, Colctc
dooa ho look dtaolpatod?"
"Ho drlnke whon ho ohoonos, ho
fllrta with a protty woman whon he
chooses, ho smokes tho (Incut tobacco
thoro In whoa ho chooses; ami ho
Klvcn them all up whuu ho choonos.
Ho Ib llko tho eoanonu; ho comeu una
ho gooB, and nobody can change hla
"Ho 1ms hail no nffnlr?"
"Why, Courtlamlt hasn't any heart
It's n mechanical tluvlco to koop hla
blood In circulation; that'll all. I am
tho most Intimate friend ho him, nnd
yet I know uo moro than you how ho
lives and whoro ha goes."
Sho let hor hand fall from his
shoulder. Sho was glad that ho did
"But look!" alio cried In warning.
A womnn was coming ooronoly down
tho path from tho wooded promontory,
a womnn undonlably handsome In n
codar-tlntcd linen dress, exquisitely
fashioned, with n touch of vivid scar
lot on hor hat nnd n moot tnntnllslug
flash of ucarlut nnklo. It wuu Flora
DcBlmono, fresh from hor morning
bath and a substantial breakfast. Tho
errand' that had brought her from Aix-loB-l)nlna
was confessedly a merciful
ono. But oho possessed tho drama
tist's instinct to prolong a ttltuatlon.
Thus, to mako her net of mercy seem
Infinitely larger than It was, alio was
dotcrmlncd first to cast tho Applo of
Discord Into this charming corner of
Edon. Tho Applo of Discord, as ovary
man knows, Is tho only thing a woman
can throw with any accuracy.
The artist snntchod up hla brushes,
and rulnod tho painting forthwith, for
nil time. Tho foreground was, lu hli
opinion, beyond redemption; so, with
a savage humor, ho rapidly limned In
a scoro of lmpostilblo trees, turned
midday Into sunset, with a riot of col
ors which would havo made tho Chi
neso New Year In Canton n drub and
sober ovent In comparison. He hated
Flora Dcslmono, as all Nora's adher
ents properly did, but with n hatred
wholly roflcctivo and adapted to Nora's
" (TO DE CONTINUED.)
CRADLE OF AMERICAN NATION
That Brought Over on the Mayflower
May Properly Be Given
A tenement might havo sheltered It
no palace. Still It's America'
birthplace It's tho cradle of a now
nation, nays tho Mother's Magazine
In an interesting article on cradles.
Brought over on tho Mayflower, It
sheltered tho first child, Percgrlno
Whlto, who was born to tho PIlgrlmB
in Plymouth bay In lC-'O. Not a bit
Imposing, is It? But U'b a rare ncBt,
and tho most valuable in America, it
wo measure by history.
Not another country In tho world
can show us their cradle. Wo ought
to feel mighty proud of it Thoro's
something a bit immortal about thoso
strips of wicker. For tho mutter of
that, thoro Is about all old cradles,
historic or unknown.
Thoy como down from past genera
tlons. They'vo seen llfo. They'vo
been rocked for hundreds of years In
old homes. They'vo boon associated
with great business tho making or
men and women who havo mado his
MALICE IN HOSTS REMARK
Even Thick-Skinned Man of Wealth
Could Hardly Fall to Under
stand the Insinuation.
It was probably only Robinson's
wealth that had allowed his Intrusion
In tho vory select shooting nurty. Ho
waB certainly qulto tho worst shot
that had over happened In tho neigh
borhood, and evoryono was deter
mined after tho Hrst day that elthor
ho should retlro or that on tho mor
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"By Jovo, yes!" ho remarked, in
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days I brought down a grizzly in tho
Rockies. They told mo It waa tho
biggest thoy had over seen."
Ills host leant forward very qulotly.
"You don't say no," ho observod,
with glaBsy eyo. "And what woro you
The Antl. .
Dr. Lyman Abbott, tho oloqucnt and
Blncoro nntl-Buffrnglst, said at a dlnnor
In New York: "I nm convinced that,
desplto all this sox equality tnllc, wom
an Jn hor heart still Jongs to look up
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dinner in Washington took down tho
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snld tho hello, and sighed, Truo and
I'd glvo all my Hluvca for tho mas
Mining Under Difficulties.
Nearly fifty toua of water had to bo
raised out of tho minim of South Htaf.
fordnhlro, ICnglnnd, luut year to ovory
tea of liilnoruU
WOMEN WHO ARE
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Swan Crook, Mich." I cannot npoak
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down nnd tny nppo
lito In poor nnd I
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KUld, nlwnyn tlrod
foclhijT, I Rt n bot
tle of LytllnE. Pink,
Compound, and It
builds mo up, i:Wc:
mo strength, nnd re
stores mo to nurrWfc
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A bachelor wanted a mini servant,
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