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    HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 1929.
PAGE THREE
HE IDE
WHAT HAFVEBTZD BBTOSZl
Palmero Is the scene. There an exile,
Leonardo dl Marloni, has come for love
of Adrlenne Cartucclo, who spurns him.
He meets an Englishman, Lord St. Mau
rice, who falls In love with Adrlenne on
sight. Leonardo sees his sister Max
gharita, who tells bim his love for Ad
rlenne Ib hopeless. But he pleads with
her to arrange an accidental meeting,
to say farewell, between Adrlenne and
him.
SOW 00 ON WITH CHZ BTOBT
She laid her troubled, tear-stained
face upon his shoulder.
"It is wrong of me, Leonardo. Yet,
If you will promise me to say fare
well, and farewell, only "
"Be it so! I promise!"
"Well, then, each night we have
walked past the Marina, and home
by the mountain road. It Is a long
way round and It Is lonely; but we
have Pletro with us, and on these
moonlight nights the view is like
fairyland."
"And will you come that way
home to-night, after the concert?"
"Yes."
"It Is good."
It was almost midnight, and Pal
ermo lay sleeping In the moonlight
The concert was over. One by one
the promenaders had left the Mar
ina, and all sound had died away.
One man alone lingered drinking In.
the sweetness of the night The
Englishman sat on the last seat of
the Marina in the shadow of a clus
ter of orange trees.
He had seen her again nay,
more, he had heard her. sing this
girl-nightingale, who had taken the
world by storm.
He sat dreaming, with a burned
out cigar between his teeth, and his
eyes idly wandering over the blue
Mediterranean. Suddenly the still
ness was broken by the sound of a
soft gliding footstep close at hand,
he had heard no one approach, yet
when he looked up quickly he found
he was no longer alone. A man in
the garb of a native peasant was
standing by his side.
Naturally the Englishman was a
little suprised. He half rose from
his seat, and then resumed it as he
recognized the dark, swarthy face
and black eyes of the waiter who
had told him Adrlenne Cartucclo's
name.
"Hullo! What are you doing
here?" he demanded.
"I was In search of the Slgnor!"
was the hasty response. "For an
hour I have sounght him everyhere,
and now It is by chance that I am
successful."
The Englishman looked at him
with suspicion. This change of dress
was doubtless for the purpose of
disguise. What was the meaning
of it?
"Well, and now you've found me,
what do you want?" he asked,
watching him closely.
"I will tell the Signor. Is It not
that he has an admiration for Mad
emoiselle Cartucclo, the singer?
Well, she Is In danger! It Is for the
Signor to rescue her."
The Englishman sprang up with
sparkling eyes, and pitched his dead
cigar Into the sea.
"In danger!" he repeated breath'
lessly. "Quick! Tell me where!"
The man pointed inland.
"Do you see that belt of white
road there, leading up Into the
hills?"
"Yes; what about It?"
"Have you noticed anything pass
along It?"
"There was a heavy cart or car
riage and some mules, I think, went
by half an hour ago."
The native shrugged his should
ers.
"It was an hour, Signor, but no
matter! Step back with me Into
the shadow of these olive trees.
That is better. Now we cannot be
seen, and I will explain."
The Englishman beat the ground
with his foot
"Explanations be damned!" he ex
claimed. "Where is Mademoiselle
Cartucclo? Quick!"
The man held up his hands, and
spoke more rapidly.
"This evening I heard by accident
of a plot to carry off Slgnorlna Car
tucclo by a rejected suitor. I hast
en to inform the police, but on the
' way I pause. I say to myself, what
shall I get for my pains, and for the
risk I run? Nothing! Then I think
of the Signor. I watched his face
when the Signorina pass by, and I
say to myself he has the passion of
her. If I show him the way to save
her he will be generous. He will
win the lady, and he will reward
poor Andrea."
"That's all right. Tell me what to
do, and I will give you fifty pounds
anything you like. Don't waste
time. Speak up!"
The man's eyes shone with cupid
ity. He went on rapidly:
"The Signor Is a prince. Listen!
Along yonder road, before many
minutes have passed, will come the
Slgnorlna Cartucclo with her friend
attended only by an aged servant
Men are waiting for them in the
grove of orange trees above the
Villa Flolesso, Their orders are to
carry off the two ladles to the other
side of the Island, where a place has
been prepared for them. For an
hour I have searched for the Signor
that he might procure aid, and so
encounter these brigands, but In
vain. I was In despair."
"I want no help! How many of
the blackguards are there?"
"Four, Slngor!"
"Natives?"
"Yes, Signor."
"And cowards, I suppose?"
The man smiled.
"They have not much bravery,
Slsrnor. I know the men."
"I wouldn't have anyone else here
for the world," the Englishman said
shakine his fist
"Does the Signor want a knife?"
asked the man, thrusting his hand
into his Inner pocket
f a M m m am. a m w j a
& V
"Not I. We don't understand that
sort of thing in our country, my
brave Andrea. Fisticuffs will settle
this little matter, you'll see!"
The man looked up admiringly at
the Englishman's commanding fig
ure and broad shoulders.
"I think they will run away from
the Signor when the see him," he
whispered. "But let the Signor re
member this: if one of them thrusts
his hand Inside his coat so, do not
wait one moment knock him down
qr get out of his way. He will have
the knife, and they know how to
use it, these brigands."
"Tell me the name of their leader
I mean the fellow who Is trying to
carry off the Slgnorlna. Will he be
there?"
The man shook his head.
"I cannot tell the Signor his name.
I dare not I was once In his serv
ice, and he has powers hust!"
The two men held their breath,
keeping well In the shadow of the
orange grove. The had reached the
road, and'in the distance they could
hear the sound of approaching
voices.
"I leave you now, Signor," whis
pered his companion to the English
man. "I dare not be seen. To-morrow,
at the hotel."
He glided noiselessly away. The
Englishman scarcely heard him, he
was listening Intently. Light foot
steps were conalng along the wind
ing road toward him, and soon a
laughing voice rang out upon the
night air.
"My dear Adrienne, don't you
think we were a little foolish to
walk home so late as this? See,
there is not a soul upon the prom
enade."
"Tant bleux!" was the light ans
wer. "Is it not to escape from them
all, that we came this way? The
stillness Is exquisite, and the night
breeze from the sea, after that hot
room, is divine. What a view we
shall have of the bay when we get
to the top of the hill."
"They say that this place is In
fested with robbers, and 1b terribly
lonely," was the somewhat fearful
answer. "Why would you not let
poor Leonardo come with us?"
"Because I did not want Leon
ardo, cherie. Leonardo is very good,
but he wearies me by persisting to
dwell upon a forbidden subject; and
as for protection well, I fancy Gio
vanni is sufllclent"
They were passing him now so
close that he felt impelled to hold
his breath. He had only a momen
tary glimpse of them, but it was
sufficient A few yards behind, a
sullen-looking servant was trudg
ing along, looking carefully around.
In the white moonlight their faces,
even their expressions, were per
fectly visible to him; Adrienne's
rapt and absorbed by the still rest
ful beauty of the dreaming night,
Indifferent to all fear; her compan
ion, whose dark eyes were glancing
somewhat anxiously around her,
and Giovanni's, whose furtive looks,
more expectant than apprehensive,
marked him out to the Englishman
as an accomplice in whatever devil
try was afoot Unseen himself, he
watched them pass, and listened to
their voices growing fainter and
fainter In the distance. They were
out of sight and out of hearing.
He was preparing to follow them,
when suddenly another sound broke
the stillness. He held his breath,
and crouched down, watching. In
a minute, two dark forms, keeping
carefully in the shadows by the side
of the road, crept stealthily past
He waited till they, too, were out
of sight and then stood up with
tingling pulses, but quite cool. Mov
ing on tiptoe, he stepped lightly ov
er the low stone wall into the road,
and gazed after them.
The ascent was steep, and the
road curved round and round in
zig-zag fashion. On one side it was
bordered by a thickly-growing or
ange grove, whose delicate perfume
was sweetening the still languid air.
On the other was a stretch of waste
open country, separated from the
road by a low wall. He chose the
seaward side, and keeping under
the shadow of the trees, followed
them, his footsteps sinking noise
lessly into the thick dust
Once the two ladles paused to
look back. He stopped too; and the
two bending figures between them
drew closer into the shadows, and
waited. He was some distance
away, but the sound of her voice
floated clearly down to him on
breath of that faint night air.
Again they turned, and again he
followed. Suddenly his heart gave
a great bound. About fifty yards In
front of the two girls was a rudely-
built country carriage, drawn by a
pair of mules and with a single man
on the box. They had paused at
such an unexpected sight, and
seemed to be deliberating in whis
pers whether or no they should pro
ceed. Before they had come to any
decision, the two men had crept out
from the shadow of the wall and
trees Into the road, and with bent
bodies hurried toward them.
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He did not shout out or make any
noise; he simply lessened the dis
tance between him and them by In
creasing his pace. The two stoop
ing forms, casting long, oblique
shadows across the white, hard
road, were almost level with their
intended victims. Now the shadow
of one of them crept a little in ad
vance of the ladies, and Adrienne
Cartucclo, seeing it stepped sud
denly back with a cry of alarm.
Giovanni! Giovanni! There are
robbers! Ah!"
The cry became a shriek, but It
was Inbtantly stifled by a coarse
hand thrust upon her mouth. At
the ,same moment her companion
felt herself treated in a smlilar
manner. They could only .gaze Into
the dark ruffianly faces of their
captors In mute terror. The whole
thing had been too sudden for them
to make any resistance, and Gio
vanni, their trusted escort, seemed
suddenly to have disappeared. As
a matter of fact he was watching
the proceedings from behind a con
venient bowlder.
StcHa Hartxr. 14 frU Ji
Catherine Wing, 24, were arrested
Los Angeles suspected of vtebriw
the Mann Act Federal agents said
Miss Wiag had posed as the busband
of Stella Harper for four years. The
girls said Catherine made more
money disguised at a man.
Girl friends
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Prompt deliyery, rates reasonable
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$10,000 cargo insurance.
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The man who was holding Adri-
enne pointed to
door of which
the carriage, the
the driver had
thrown open.
"This way, Signorina," he said. "It
is useless to struggle. We shall not
harm you."
She shook her head violently, and
with a sudden effort thrust his hand
away from her mouth.
"What do you want?" she cried.
"Who are you? You can have my
jewels, but I will nover step inside
that carriage. Help! Help!"
He wound his arms around her,
and without a word, commenced
dragging her across the road.
"You may shout as much as you
like," he muttered. "There will only
be echoes to answer you."
A suden warning cry rang out
from his companion, and, with a
start, he released his victim. The
Englsihman had stepped Into the
middle of the group, and, before he
could spring back, a swirling left
hander sent him down into the dust
with a dull, heavy thud.
"You blackguard!" he thundered
out Then turning quickly round
he faced the other man, who had
sprung across the road with bent
body, and with his right hand in his
breast There was a gleam of cold
steel, but before he, could use the
knife which he had drawn, his arm
was grasped and held as though by
a vice, and slowly bent backward.
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He dropped the weapon, with a
shriek of pain, upon the road, and
fell on his knees before his captor.
The Englishman's grasp relaxed
and taking advantage of it the man
suddenly jumped up, leaped over
the wall, and disappeared In the
plantation. Pursuit would have
been Impossible, but none of them
thought of it
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