Ashland American. (Ashland, Jackson County, Or.) 1927-1927, May 06, 1927, Image 3

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While despondent over the en­
hiding of her (lance, Jim
slayer In s e l f - d e f e n s e of
Parkinson, m e m b e r o f an
Influential family, Sybil Saunders,
pop ula r actress. Is e n g a g e d to
p la y Viola In a charity p e r f o r m ­
ance of "Twelfth Night” on Gull
Island, on the Maine coast.
fo r c e d
P a lla s ,
Hom er
P R O L O G U E — Continued
— -
“ You can always be relied on, Anne,
to do the tactful thing. Wulberg was
set on It. Stokes can’t be beaten In
that part, and lie’s at liberty. But 1
wasn't going to tuke any chunces of
her refusing, uud If Stokes was In the
company I was afraid she might.”
‘‘I don’t know whetheT she’d have
gone that far, but it would huve spoiled
everything for her and for the rest of
us, too. It's all plain sailing now ex­
cept for one thing"— she stopped and
then In answer to Ills questioning look
—“ ubout the police. I f they have her
under surveillance, ns people say,
what’ll they do about it up there?”
The big man shrugged:
“ Camp in the village on the main­
land—they certainly can't come on the
W e've special instructions
about It— no one but the company to
be allowed there till the performance.
Did she speak to you about that?”
“ No, she hardly ever alludes to the
subject. But they would keep a watch
on her, wouldn’t they?”
, lie nodded, frowning a little at a
complication new in his experience:
“ I should think so— a woman In her
position. Men under sentence of deuth
have been unable to keep away from
the girl they were in love with. And
then she may know where he Is, be in
communication with him.”
“ Oh, I don’t think that," Anne
breathed In alarm. “ She’d never take
such a risk.”
A slight grating noise came from
the haU. Anne held up a quick cau­
tioning hand.
"Take care,” she murmured. "Here’s
Joe came In, his Panama hat low on
his brow. He gave no sign of greet­
ing till he saw Bassett, then he emit­
ted an abrupt "H ello” and snatched
off his hat:
“ Little Anne's got a caller. Howdy,
Bassett 1 How's things?”
He was like Anne, the same deli­
cate feutures, the same long eyebrows
and the same trick of rnlslng them till
they curved high on his forehead. But
ids fa ce4had an elfish, almost malign
•quality lacking In hers,«and the brown
.fjj's, rtriHigpt and hard, were set too
close to lilk ulise.
• ,
k rie'fnunched forth with a suggestion
of pouncing eagerness on the “ Twelfth
Might” performance. He hnd heard
this and that, and Anne hnd told him
the other.
His interest surprised
Anne, he hadn’t shown much to her;
only a few laconic questions. And she
was wondering whut wus in his mind,
as she so often wondered when Joe
held the floor, when a question en
lightened her:
"lln ve you got anybody to play Se­
bastian yet?”
“ No. I wanted that boy who played
with Sybil on the southern tour last
year, but he's in England. He gave
a first-rate performance and he surely
did look like her."
“ That was a lucky chance. You'll
Search the whole profession before you
get anyone that looks like Sybil’s twin
brother. Why, Mrs. Oawtrey, the Eng­
lish uctress, when she was over here,
had a boy to play Sebastian who looked
a? much like her— well, not as much
• i I look like Sybil.”
Bassett had seen his object as Anne
had and was considering. He had
been looking forward to the week at
Gull Island with Anne, it loomed in
his imagination as a festival. There
Would be a plensant, companionable
group of people, friendly, working well
together. But Joe among them—
The boy, looking down at his feet,
•aid slow ly:
“ What's the matter with letting me
do it?”
"Nothing's the matter.
I’ve no
doubt you could, but you and she fca*e
•bout as much resemblance as chalk
•nd cheese."
Joe wheeled and gathering bis coal
neatly about his waist walked across
tbs room with
mincing imitation of
actors in their week's stay. Hayworth
had gathered u great deul of Informa­
tion about these spectacular visitors,
some from Gabriel and some from
Sara Pinkney who wus Mr. Driscoll's
housekeeper. Every day she cause
over to Hayworth for supplies’ uud
had to appease the local curiosity,
which she did grudgingly, feeding her
Now at last the Hayworth people
had had a first-hand view of the actors
—the whole company, dressed up and
performing—and they fitted Sara Pink­
ney's description to them. Olivia, that
was Miss Tracy, the one she said was
so refined and pleasant spoken. And
the Duke was Alexander Stokes. And
the wom.un who stood round and
tended on” Olivia was his wife.
‘V'uru hadn't said much about her.
Well, she wasn't of much Importance
anyhow or she'd have had more act­
Sybil's gait. It was so well done that
ing to do. But that boy w'ho was
Bassett could not contain bis laugh­
' iuia’u twin, he was Miss Tracy’s
ter. Encouraged, the boy ussuined a
brother, and Sura had said he and
combative uttltude, his face utlaiue
Miss Saunders didn’t get on well, stie
with startled anger, and striking out.
could see it though they didn’t say
at imaginary opponents, shouted: much. And here piped up the butch­
“ ‘Why, there’s for thee, and there er’s wife who was more interested in
and there and there. Are all the peo­
the play than in personalities:
ple mad?' ” Then us suddenly melted
“ I don’t see how Ollviu took him for
to a lover's tone and looking ardently the page she was In love with. He
at Anne said: “ 'I f It be thus to didn’t look like Viola in the fuce. She
dreum then let tne sleep.'"
was real pretty, but he'd a queer sly
“ Oh, he could play it,” she ex­ mug on him, that boy."
claimed, and Bassett weakened before
“ I guess she was meant to be blinded
the pleadiug In her eyes.
by love. And him dressed the same,
He understood how to manage Joe, hair and all, might lead her astray.”
he could keep hint In order. The boy
“ I don’t see how you could have ’em
was afraid of hint anyway, and by this look Just alike unless they'd get an
time knew that his future lay pretty actress who had a real twin brother,
well In Bassett’s hands. I f there was and maybe you’d go the whole country
anything Anne wanted that wus within over and not find that.”
his gift there could be no question
"H e ain’t like her no way," growled
ubout its being hers.
old Gabriel from the wtieel, " I seen
She was very sweet, murmuring her ’em both when they wasn't acting und
thanks as she went with him to the lie s an ugly pup, that one.”
door and assurances that Joe would
Then the boat grating on the Hay­
acquit himself well. Bassett hardly worth wharf, Gabriel urged them off.
heard what she suid, into her He hadn't got through yet, got to go
dark eyes, feeling the soft farewell bqck for purt o f the company who
pressure of her hand.
were calculating to get the main line
Joe had left the sitting room when at {Spencer, and after that back again
she went buck there and she supposed for the Tracy boy.
he hud gone to bed. But presently he
The swaying throng of boats emptied
came in, his hut on again and said he their curgoes and the thick-pressed
was going out. She was surprised, it crowd, moving to the end of the
was past eleven, but he swung about
wharf, separated into streams and
looking for his cane, saying it was too groups. Farewells, last commending
comments, rose on the limpid sea-
scented air. The wultlng line of mo­
tors absorbed the summer visitors,
wheeled off und purred away past the
white cottages under the New Eng­
land elms. The matrons sank grate­
fully upon the yielding cushions, roll­
ing by the dusty buggies, the battered
autos, the lines of bicycle riders, into
the quiet Rerene uountry where the
shadows were lying long and clear.
Yes, it had been a great success; from
first to Inst there hadn’t been a hitch.
There wns one outsider left on the
Island, Wally Shine, the photographer
sent by the Universal syndicate to take
pictures of what was a “ notable so­
ciety event” in a place of which the
public had heard much and seen noth­
ing. But, unlike the other outsiders,
his impressions, extending over a
longer period, hnd not been so agree­
able. He had seen the actors at close
rnnge, in their habits as they lived,
lunched with them, watched the last
rehearsal, taken a lot o f pictures of
Miss Saunders in the bouse und gar­
den. And he hnd sensed an electric
disturbance in the atmosphere, and
come upon evidences of internal dis­
That was at the Inst rehearsal, when
Like a Picture From Some Antique the poetic Viola hnd lost tier temper
like an ordinary woman and Jumped
on the Tracy boy—something about
hot to sleep. She tried to detain him the place he stood in- nothing, as far
with remarks ubout the new work. as Shine could see, to get mad about.
Jle answered shortly as was his wont And the boy hud answered In kind,
with her, treating It as a small mat­ like tiie spitting of an angry cat. An
ter. nothing to get excited about—also ugly scene that the director bad to
a familiar pose. But she noticed un­ stop.
der his nonchalance a repressed satis­
Then the man Stokes who plnyed the
faction, the glow of an inner elation Duke, a handsome, romantic looking
in his eyes.
■ chap— something wns the matter with
him. He had a haunted sort o f look,
as if his inlnd was disturbed, espe­
cially when he'd turn his eyes on Miss
The performance was over and the Saunders. His wife— the woman they
audience was disponing.
Some of called Flora— was on to him.
them had gone Into the house, taken saw her watching him, sidelong from
the chnnce to have a look at It— when under her eyelids, the way you watch
the Driscolls were “in residence” you a person «lie n you don’t want them
couldn’t so much as put your foot on to see it.
the rocks round the shore. Others
The photographer wns sensitive to
lingered, having a farewell word with emotional stress and he felt it here—
the actors, congratulating them—It below the surface— and was moved to
was the right thing to do and they de­ curiosity.
served it. The committee was very
The photographs were finished nnd
affable, shaking hands with Mr. Bns- the group broke up. Miss Saunders
sett the director and Miss Saunders, and Miss Tracy linked arms and moved
the star, who, ii* her pag-'s dress with off toward the headlands. Receding
the paint still on her face, looked tired, in the amber light they were like a
poor girl, but was so sweet and unas­ picture from some antique romance—
the noble lady and her page. One In
The fleet o f boats, rocking gently on narrow casings of crimson brocade,
the narrow channel that separated the other In short swinging kilt and
Gull Island from the mainland, took braided Jacket o f more soliei gray.
on their freight nnd darted off. They Shine, fascinated, watched them pac­
started in groups, then broke apart
ing slowly over the burnished grass.
The launches • » 'aimed, light-winged, He turned to go and saw that Stokes
the white flurry of their wakes like was watching them, too. Intent like a
threads that stretched back to the hungry dog, the hand that held a stalk
of feathered grass against his Ups,
, ,
I’art of the flotilla carried the Hay­ trembling.
worth villager»—all-year residents of
the little town on the mainland. Some
The early bird catches the worm—
of the more aolid citizens were In the
launch that old Gabriel Harvey nnd often catches a cold Into the bar
owned, which had been used by the gain.— Florida Tiroes-L'nlon.
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Dodging an Argument
Men’« Long Hair
“ Don’t you have trouble getting
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when you get home late?”
“ Never. My plan is to listen to
whnt she accuses me o f doing and
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Bobbed hair and truncated tresse»
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the "Heavenly Mountains" o f Turkes­
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