Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, January 02, 1915, MAGAZINE SECTION, Image 12

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    'V SALEM CAPITAL JOURNAL, BALEM, OREOOV SATURDAY, .TATfTJAttV ?.
HAROLD
SUMNMI
A feat Mgstic Stoiu m
SYNOPSIS.
T-udo.i la lri ftf muuan at in early
go. Uer father I killed In a gold in in
h- ht discovered- Hit! an hour aftar
Imrfktfig of the ofth of her hiisbur.d
Zudor&'s mother--a Unlit rop walker
witf. a clnu--ia ftflsed with a verilyo,
(V( I i 8, atld in killed.
Zudora ami t frttir,e from the mint,
Which ktowi bo ivor'h (i'i,(i)h,(X)t. re
left in thfrieard;andhip of f 1-n.nk Kcim. a
cirt-ue man, Zudora'a m"Oiers brother,
udura, Mflvlng promlm of great bHsuty,
reaches the a of IS 'J' he tincin. liu has
e-t himself up as a Hindu mystic arwl la
krt-own as Ifurthvam All, den)' In bia
freed (hat .udora iniwrtd'e bwtVyre aheuan
uve a cbanoa to rmne Into EMMMaMioo,
of i.er money, ao that It may lift le.ft to
hlrti, the next of kin, and ha prevail upaa
the iflri to lfuvi her mony In M1 hands
ItircB year lir.tr and my not hi r c, foamy
about thn fortune. tiaasHm All tte
to ohaiacia to hi Ki hciio tn Mi i-eraon of
J -Jin Sifrm, a r'fung lawyer, for whora
odor ha taken a ninn y, and he coru
iHid.t rtie girl to put (he man out of hr
HiUwt. Storm comost. auk lUaowm All tot
iic hur.d of hu niece. At Ural the orjai:.!
tiz r will rt'it Hatm to Ilia iwupoaal, but
uiMiM tiiftiriirt that !f firtm cannot marry
B'onn he will marry no una
Well, well," aayn Ilustuim All, " If you
Ukjfi bui;i a tfUi.d, I'll cumurornln SMve
my n-xt twenty cuseia.f.d youoan marry
bini; full in a sin tie case and yuu muat
renounce him."
Zudora, uiA'ne; tine knw fcrtira gulned
frim yea of association. wHh lp.r uncle,
unravels a baffling; nival ery and win hi
that cae--o vase In which John Hioim la
e-ivod from being corwicted of a murdar
InatlK'Ltad by HiiKwarn All hlrnjwlf.
VAiWrVAl II.
VHWai.KIOI'INO HOUKK MTHTKRT.
TiltJ clfiuinu of John Sturm wo a n!n
day' wonder. Iti court IIhkhiu All
tPw tilled that fliirriif hud h-Hi nuking
auiue facta regarding ihu pu!, and that
lift, Hutianiu All, had wHTowb'd In Hiding him
to a eertulD extent. Hut the unma nf Itluo
rc'lh hud never hrcn aniit1uncd during thsa
i)CP, Un could not Iinutrliut why Murna
bud rominltud the rrima. 'I'licrt wn no evl-(1mi'-h
to b found that the two men Iih1 evar
Kchantcd a wrd. lit waa ritlh.r con
f on tided at tb lurn of crvcntM. TU lirUo
hru:Mi( " Hut aitallier " waa iu much h
Utyali'iy to him us to tit court. It wai ln
exillaihlc. HoriHaui All r0elvcd n ioud dtil
of coiiti'iuptuonB srllilng from tlu dtrh t iit
(Miity, hut tint wltufM nnswercd pvry yutrt
(Inn nm tind In d-iall. Hit ndmlilil thiit
hi' wan u dUclpIo of (hit Hindu cult; n'lmiticj
ih;il Ik lind llto ift of mvuiid li;lu at tlnifn.
Hen- wcrtf iminy who rnuhJ tcsliCy to thin.
Mti -:im Ali tiiuilly left wttm-xa rh:tir with
li't'mfH In Ms f;ivor. t
A Hiih-.-.iicht iiivfslli;(itlori by Ihn police ro
t:.l"l nnlliini; lo Ihh 'li'iciMl ho fur na tha
i : m cnuccrni'd. lli-t rnni, hum tin clrrtia
.1:1 H lit I lit priSlMlt fill V , W'lH HH U ii'tl httuk.
Inil.'i'il, 1 1 ii mhh ni All wna himself (h fnnti
Mlor of Ihh it'.v.'nrcli. Ila Wii'itM It diiiulta
fv und'TtiHid (hut wliMe liii cult not
I Mtlicfl upiin fiivnmhly h,y tlx1 t.i!lct, h traa
hot tlin nhjert (.f miy lnwtili.ililo HUHtlcniL
IHk urine nlr, 1,1 uhThHum i'litl.'rnv undr
llh' ihca of (lie iulMi'iduiitor, bin frHiilitiPsn,
ill won lil'H at !"tint tint respect uf bla da
tfucfun,
Tlit man Itumn wn liiirlcd at axpenan
of Ihn rily, mid whHt wih luiown tn ha Hlin
r.'ltli t'ltoo went Into ilh publlo anhlvca rh
m morn (iii''lviihltt niystory.
ft wih I'i'iiiui kfd, howfVtr, amons till okho
cWlei Mint ,lid.u Sloriu hint a dul of hla liu-
ii'mlty nml tlmt In hla nuliHoniNt ennna ha
ih no oucr lirtlllHiit and oithIIc hut culm
nd H'i'ftdy. 'ilwuy.i 1'ilHMiMly well foiUllcd
w 1 1 hi ii lila fuctH.
N.'w York City hit without doubt tha nnt
( 1 1 u 1 1 1 nni ru 1 po(iulit(l(ia of any city In the
nurlil. Tim only ullcn rnra wliHi ilum nA
(!.h luihiint In Ntiv Yutlt Ih lhf At.v, and
Mint U merely Iiocuuhh tho Axlo la aitlin t.
And cuih rm bm iiiiily foiincd a H y of
ft h own wltMn the (ficiili-r city Tlwro uro
I Mil.- Itnly, tbc (tin i to, i :hlinit. n. mill hciuf u
lotiMVN how ituiny uihi'tH, all innilliur to
(ilitxiMTK, Hut l In Tn Ih i lot tfoliiK on In
Nitw York among llnvm bIIcoi ih:it ivn the
nlbn nver bear about onvpt by jiurwt n-'ci-li-ut.
Wlio can uny known tlm hcurt of
Cbltuitowu uulia bo ucllvalj bt-luius to It?
On a oertitlu tilcHt two week ii f r r tha
HlniinttU cam, roordi-t lu tha pr cliup-
tin, Zudurrt bearj (tie dork chime iho buiir
tif nl ii-. 8ba went upilalia to lior room and
(lirifw ii u Ihe al.ado for a Dual iclanca at the
(icarem and paua'J In niuaenifut. (lomhif
lowaid the bonne waa thf Mrmit;i'Ht procwhlon
Mm hail aver e.-n. Turbnna, tlotvlng rubtin,
ind wtiltt pautaluttna, Ihtj Iu thla wurknduy
flty of New York 1 Hha ruhhfi) hr aa
If atrlvlhf to Bwaka Hlia looked uguln, Tlioy
waiv troiiplng lllvhtly up the atcpa. -Slw iitfit
ftoMid tha iLiiiuler of tin knnikr, wblcb uo-fi-.dy
turd In thou duyi of .ilertrlo huttona.
Mb I nui brrame ejv to lh fact tbnt thla
frni leality, Rhe reaclwd tli h-'nd uf tin
Itnlra Juat i bet uui'la'i tllmln hp mint
ntftl ope lied the ilcor. (lo tmwd clvcply
;nd cromnnhMiily. Iln wni Ji"NH"d a (ootl
ltit tlk bla ftniutta rtdioia.
V.udorH ennm down tln atalra undcrhlrd aa
to wbi'tl r iti waa fi iulilctiftl or merely upie t
The man wlm waa evidently Ilia Icad-T f Ibla
Ulnitix caravuu ailvtiuifd toward Zmlorft
MI wlch," ha aahl lu hrokrh KnulUh, " t
Ntsi blm who U ml nit tluHKnm All, 'he (her
f lliht.-
Ot ycu alh to re my unrla?H mid .u
Iota, fmitly relieved,
MAnd llion art hh iln nti I -r ?
- Ula Die. .- f will all lilm "
Hha l.'ft the KnlUiiy and nonuli I lie nivstlr)
ft i tin, wlh'ie lnt found Uii'iuin All cmm. hd
Her hla (lube, lie loolieil up liiiptltnl
M Well If"
"Nome lllmki to ' V. ui.li'.'
M lllndiia, at this lime of uIki? Why
itlu'i ou ud Atuwl to me? It tuwen )uu
ti hbj opinion to taka opoa yourself to do bli
work. Uindui ; what can they waot, I won
"Ten aura I don't know, nor care"; a bit
njpy at famine rebuffed by her ancle.
When Haaham AU atood before fall guests
tbra waa some time wasted In genuflection.
' You ara U an jam All, the man who cees?"
I am."
M Your aervant l.era recommended you to
oa. Huh lb, wa era In the midst of A arrange
mystfry. (n our abode the god of iliep comes
euddfuly and unawares. Our own god seema
to have forgotten us. This dread thing cornea
almost Instantly, and we are taken In i)ep
no mutter what poae wt are In. That w are
bare tonight sod not under tha evil god's tn
flumra la due to tha fart that we waited out
side the octagonal room."
"The octagonal room," repeated Hansam
All thoughtfully.
" You are known to na as a great yogi, a
I A'1??. Vv'Plfc ' i H 111
. :' ' v , v
oar Into Iht fulnro. Will y oil aid ua tu I'm.
0. 1 t wliat catiriiiN this Urrudtl t'lur
rfillgluuA ctiLmonlcH nro binR lutrfert'J
with."
All thin wn In an RuglUh tlmt wan only
f.ilrly ii rul.Ts I n nl a b Ii. Horn anil th.-re tlaa
mini All's imu liiliT)iilniril the riiflit woid.
" You will ucrompiiiiy im, IliuoorV"
IIiiHNtiiii All an.)liil nml noijil'-il. IIitd wn.
an mlvnturu tlmt rntlir npuli'J to bini.
M.int tbau I lint. It wotiLl tanUh from hii
QilnJ, at leant iHiiiporarily, cortiiin phvi'IioIukI
cul Hvi'iicittH whii'li wrf miildn tbi'ir power
frit more ami morn tr.'hly ai ll.f ilu
wont tiy.
" I mint (in, too, iini'liv" mill Zuduni.
" Hurry, llin. I shoulj ik. to uv tbfitf
pvopln lii'Torn tbey roitiH out th.'lr tiuu.e."
'J'hi'y wiuit uway to t tblr wrap. Hnfora
Soluir ilowustalrii uitin inln"n fnuillt'tl for a
uiuiiii'iit tin. curiliT plKoti ubl.'li Stuiiii ba
uIv.mi bur rmvtitly. Jobu hail one for bimaelf.
'J'lu. liliiU riirilcl iili'HMaji'. A,li.. froln Iti
prui'tli'itilly It ivah viy i-ouia:itlo anj ohviut
t tli4 n.TiHlty of triHllnit onu'a ai'i.'retn to
the tob'pl.orm aiila. An Zu.lora. wan not ul
tvaja Mtii n that aoine on lu the honei wa,
nut lliti'iilug when nlxt t.'l.ih.)npil. Am Hui
uut All lo.vor mitiTtfil tlu.i room of lir, ahe
win ijuilo i-nuflili'iit thai ha knew Dothlt uf
the iilgi'ona.
lief tlu'y rclurncj to the vUltur tbiy
Wore 'tii.'Htly uhIoiiUIioiI to loam ll.'it lliy
wt're Ui u lillnilfolji'ii, gnrlii'J lu oih'iitul ti
tuina llmuun All oljJ"l.l. Vory well,
tlien ! the IIIii Iiih ti-.-lur'il thiit thi y 'ouM 0
atadwhi'ia for alii. 'I'lii'y iiui.Ih tbie ilivlilou
Ull.'iuotlollillly. IIiishiiiii All Iwul hla h"Uil to
alanlfy tlmt If tlii'J took that attlludo be net
reiuly to aiilunlt.
IV'Hi'nlly Hie piMoesloD lllnl out luto It.,
atrvet. 1'hy hiirthnl along for eeveral bh .'lii;
th.u omia a loiiji anlouiohlle rl.le. UaexeiD
All .'oiiuteil Ihi. turna and ftlt quite biniiiis1
In the end lliat they were hi'lnit tlrU-..Q la
clri'li1 auil that tha hooae of ni.vitery na, uot
.i far uwuy aa It eeviord. Vb..n th ban
duui.e were tlmtlly tnk.-o off Ziulora found h.r.
.'If la a room which mlch I caiMy huve bvu
lt..n hoillly uitt of the Arabian Nibble. It
wa.i, tuderd, Ilka aorue fabuloiia falrytarid ; the
1. ..i, lb.. Hlri'plui) pe'M'l". tha airiinia ,wet
i.l .r wbhli eeeiiiril to permeate ererythliig.
She wiu not euro that ahe had uot btea truo.
pnrlrd by aom manic carpet to the h.'art of
the aui'huit rlty uf Meailed.
Sh.. Iiei'ama chllilMily liiquleltlv. ttbe
moved about Ihe rrcutnhi'nt tl((ures; and eud
iluly ihe mine upon what Imk'd fur all the
world Hite the 1 1 j 1 ,1 at beauty uf the fnlv;
lull. The nlcepliia wumnn wiu beautiful la
tl.e iii'i.pli'd eeuea uf the ('au..-aataa nil1, tier
tli'n iviie a IIkIii aa ulora'a owu, whb.tf
leu.ua'ly wore a alight Un, due tu hr out uf
door ImImU Nmir the young woman lay the
!l(or of a line lu.iMni! native, '.udora nur
uilavd that them ah-i'iilnf peuula bJ U
tha mid it of Borne aolemn ceremony, poaalbly
a wedding, when overtaken. The 'ensemble
rtgembled nothing ao much aa a prearranged
tableau such a aha had often played at school.
M Who la thla bettuUiuI woman?" aaked
Hasium All, aa keenly iuterated as Zudora.
" Sba la our ruler, our priucaa. All" bo
murmured, darting toward Zud jra, who was
Dow stooping over the sleeping Leuuty. " Tha
metiiMblb roual not touch!"
"But M beyan Kudura.
"The meitinuhib'-i touch would dellle hffr,'
said the man ilolcally.
Meantime an !da had cotoe to Hasanm All.
Tfc was beginning to dense a peciiliir heavi
ness about his eyco, and he realid with
alarm that this mynterioii.i sleep was overtak
ing him. Q'lle-tly and unobserved be slipped
from t!i room and nmnagid aftnr aome difQ
culty and aom explanations to reach the
struct. Zitdora wn there alone. If ab whb
clever enough nhe ulglit extrloits bnratilf; if
- . .TV.V ' ' - "-fit.
lIlL. MWJILNX Ut lUL VJLLiL.llN0 UUIJUL.
1 1 I . . . VVrll, that win llil.txeio All',
uitoru w.-nt or. with het vmml luetli(i
tlone, guili! cil.llvloui tu ine fact tliat bir uuclt
had d.'ierted her. 'I hi stinogu Idoln fu ji'lniited
hiT. eipi':l;illj' tbi.' hi'rolc une bi.for." wbirh
were i;roiipi'd tli.. (.Ii-i'ihu-a. It wua a uiomter,
a mini's body wlih nil rli'pliuut'a bi'Hd. Aa aba
gni'd up nl Iim sinKi.'r lltthi o.ve elm begna
to hp. ibiin'.i n throiiuh a lilm of ruin. It
eivuii'd ii.h if Home Invisible blind, were forn
lni lifr down, dowu. 'J'lierti wiie uo feeling
of aliinn, uo Kiune of dunirer; Juat a grut.'I'iil,
ilmniiy n.'nwtlou, not uullki. Iliil uf julnj to
lied iiftiT n mil' ritreuuo'.iM ptivsb'nl eiertloiL
Tla oilib'.st itirl. of It wa.i Ihet she wan c.ia
i. loin of nullum no I'll. .i t to libl nit iI.m
ebvp.. idie Ml hbe .lutibed In her baud
a llltla Ivory (irfmv, u am ill .."!'li.i.il bb'b
had I'viihull.v eii'iip'd tlie liuuera of the piiu
rea w lu'ii (ihe .sui t'iiiillicd
Now there hud arowu in .l.din Siorm',
hi urt llll urieululliil, tlotlblleHS UKil.J U'ed by
I. la freuHeiicy at the I .e of IIumhii Alt.
It ounnlati'd of a poUinui aeuie ot dmner to
Zud.ira at thom. tuouii'iita when ;be i.'illv uih
Id dinner, II ) rould ml huve nii.il,red Dili
aenantloii, but be lininedlitelv sui renderel tu
It. He wim IhU nl;;hl tn the Bit uf retiring
when thin Heine i-amu tn lil'n. Hi' at oiiei.
went to hla disk and wrote a Hole, which he
ollu. led to Ihe carrier ulijcon. In lent limit
a Minuter of an hour the bird relumed. The
uieiiHH. hud not been received. Siorm got
Into bin lop foul and bat aud hurried urer lu
thif Keene plnce. Allied annwervd bin ring,
but lienitnled to admit tka mail hla mauler had
forbidden the liouae,
" Wbera la your mlatrnM?" demanded
Rtorui.
" S,ie la uiit, Hulilb,"
Where?"
" I cannot tell mi," aahl Ilia aervaut, grad
ually cloning the door.
Hut Slurui wit. In uo luood for parleying
lie retolulely iiuabid l.la way In. In bla baud
there waa an iiiilonuillr,
M Vou will loll me where ahe baa gone ur
Ml kill ton!" ba auld, uiakiug no nfloit to
tower bla voice.
" Snbib. Ilnneaiu All will kilt me II I tell
you 1" walled Amed.
"I iloo'l cine lie I he'll do. but I know
what t il do If you don't anaiver me. Wlc re
baa ,be goueT"
The ciirluln, nllrn-d a little: but neither
8tortn nor the terrim! nitlce.1 Ibli llamain
All peered foith raiittounly.
'1 be eervaut eaw In Hloroi'b eyea a ,pclea
of uiidiieaa: and ba waa gulla eertiiln Hint
Ntortu Sell lb would built blm ai be anld (tap.
Idly ba tvcuiiulcd what had lalteu pUi.
" You take nia Ihera uat aa amin aa yon
ean."
" Very well, Sahib; hut It will be the rValli
of ua both In the end "
Tha curtaloa fell back gently. Ilaaaaoa All
e turned to hla globe smiling Both of thftnl
Storm was greatly aatonislvd when the
Hindu told him that he must be blindi'olded.
He refused emphatically.
M Vary well, Sahib, aboot. I cannot take
you where the memaahlb Is without blindfold
ing you."
Btorm aaw that the man was In earnest, so
after much grumbling and warning he sub
mitted to be blindfolded. Half so hour later
the bandage waa taken from hla eyes,
Where la abe?" be whispered to bis guide.
"That, Sahib, Is for you to find out"; and
with that Arucd turned away quickly.
Storm resolutely moved forward until ha
came upon the form of the sleeping princess.
He was rathar awed iu spite of his democratic
aesurauce. What In heaven's name wus going
on bare? Where was he? Iu Hindustan, lu
the middle of a mad dream? Suddenly, -ren
as he gazed, (he womau on the rug before
the idol attrred and atshed. Her dark, sloe-
K iV , ' 41 "
like eyea epened Storm Hooped and rnUed
hi to hot feet.
" le .udore hern?" he aaked.
Zudurj lay alin.nl at hla feet, hot ho had
Ool recognised her, due tu the outlandleb coa
tumo.
Tlia prlncean looked at blm bewllderedly,
ahuklDK her bend. I'rreeiitly abe upoke holtly;
but ao fur na bin kiiowiiu; Ibo Intent of ilia
lliiuld wordn, It mlglil na well huve l.eeu Ihe
wind moving through the tr,'lovi
Tha hnnilHoine unlive who bud hern lying
at Ihe able of Ihe princrna now opened 111,
eyea, auw il.e i n ii;t" wbllo iii.in tnlklng or
trying lo m'k to bin prlncenn 'I'lie 'elupor
left hlni ill nl inrtnnlly He nprHiig to bla
feet, a vicious looking kuile lu bin band.
" I'l'i nmbi !" be nb.uilcd. Which nienni a
fntllflier.
Other, i mm. to III, nt the mime inoineut I
nml dohn Slnii'u found himself In a predtea
men! Utile lu bU liking. Il wna atrong and
atitidy, but be wim no match for Ibo doaen or
no liibe Kimt Inilimin. IU wna ovorcntna
lind liikeu nn frum Ihe nctngoiuil renin, tlj
wna cimt lulo a aterl duii,'enu lu tha bana
ui. nl of I be bonne.
The nlecplnii myntcry of lliU bonne had Ita
ebb nml (low, evldenlly. Ziuioro awoke with
nut liny ill. normal eflv for her allot t alecpj
nml Hie men who had gone tn llnnnam Alt',
houne nlno nw-nke. Nabok Shan demanded uf
thrill who thla while girl wna. Wern they
betraying hlni? They ahoiild die like doge In
Hint Mao. Tbey groveliil nud linnllly tf
plained thill ahe wna tha niece of the rvle
bratrd Ilnnaam All, nud that nbe nilrht ba
ohle lu brenk Ihe power uf tha midden nl.vp
by db'coverllig huw It wna aivnmpllnl.ed.
"Where la thla nian llnnnniu All, tlien?"
'Irmniid Nnhok Hlinn, who lind grown yery
atinplcbiiia.
" llnx'or. we know not Mnylmp uvetccme
aa we were hy the tlurp. Put ihla meninnhlb
la clever and uiny help ua M
"Who wna ibis tm. 11 t Jn.i tent to (be dun
geun?"
" We know tint."
" Well, yott tp.nk the aecumei! Hngllnti
tomMie. Qcenl'nn rer and hn.n wlifcl nl., bai
to ,ny. And on your lmd be It It there la
any .tgii of treachery."
" It la Junl." mid ihe leader of the men wh
hud bronsbt Zud n-a
Thej then pioceeded to n.iuat dow npna
the rug. and i'.uil.rii pltd her qiientlnh, ul
rnllnt t itnry which ran omewb.it aa followai
It be, mi lu aoulb'rn India A certain na
tive nrlrice had In bla elUenie yootli, aa la
etintoinney In India b i"ie betrolbeil to ihe
tittle ii'ltu-..aa of i n'liihb.ulni ,iaie lliera
were r.r.Bl feallvltlen. not to ,ny extrnmgint
nnen. In honor nf ihe event. When the girl
hrcmne a roims wmitan and the bn a young
oian the ninrrlece eeeenione a-an broufht
about but tint e,.f11lutu!i at'''l. for the icmnle
tact Ikat a prlnc, of atlll anothrr prlnclpallti
had awn tin prlnceaa and bad determined tj
make bar bin own, regardleaa of tha uuaaibll
lty of throwing tha three atatea tnto tribal
war. Tha Brltiah rnj might Interfere, but not
until a good deal of dauiaga waa w.-ongbL
Tha rival prince wna Nabok Shan, brut a,
hardy, and Done too aorupuloua chieftain, lid
aucceedrd In carrying o.T tha princess, but b.t
waa beaet by ao many trlala that ha fled from
India to America with lb. bulk af hla treas
ure aud tha purloined prluoea. Ilia boimtt
with Ita oriental trnppljiga bad Iweo the prop
erty of an uncle who had cboseu America ba
rauaa hla neck bad been In danger
"But tha mystery la Ihla, Me.Tanhlh: It
ta written thnt tbe marriage ceremony hbnlt
take place before uur god, tha elepbnnt bead
ed. And alwaya when wa hegiD the ctfremony
wa are' Ihua airauely overcome by aleep.
Solve thla riddle fur ua uud my tinnier will
pay you well." The spokesman addreaaeO a
few worda to Nabok Shan.
Tha prince amlled aod dangled a rope of
uperb penrla before the girl. Intimating that
In tha avant uf her aucceaa tbey would bonma
here.
Now Zndora did not aeek monetary reward
but nbn waa wlae beyond her yeai-a In under
tandlug the oriental mind, due to Ihe aeverul
yeare that her uucla had ainploytd Hlodua aa
aervanta. If abe algnlllex) that aba asked for
no reward theae dark eyed men would innlant
1 begin to luapeot hen and once they aiia
pected her, her life would not ba worth a
annp of tbe flute. Beeldee, It would not
be such a very hard ordiai to accept inch a
magnificent gift. Bo ah told the loader to
any to Nabok Shan that aha hpid to aolve
the myalery for tha sake bl tha pearla, being
n normal woman, (tut ah tuuat have free
run of tbe bouae. Thla rm agreed I but under
no circumstance must ahe leer wflboui being
blindfolded. And. aiortrfa& aha must reiuAiu
llmt ulght
Zudora accepted the ormdlllona rnUotoph
Ically. She never waa-e Nniiok Kban'a rope of
puarU. however,
She would have liked very anuch. tLoiigb,
lo actjualnt bar lover with bar wbereabouta.
Her uncle'a dlaapiinnmnc. puatted bar. Rut
perhaps ho bad aliuady begun bir, tiirastln
tlona. The night uHed unev.utfulty. Tbnna
who slept did ao nulurulljr. udnra. bow
aver, wnnclertl In and out among tits curious
alcoves and Qoulut balconta. tllio poered bo
bind tho grutejigua alatuaa. Into the fnunlnln.
U'benever the ceremony began, aleep riiina.
This fuel kepi ringing through her mind. Sim
lust must nolva It. ll would be another step
tvivnrd her luver and happiness. Pun thing
nlio nncertnliied for future us, and this wet,
the exit wus more or leaa cnr-.lenly guardeii
Klie nillit have tu tnkn tie her h.-uln.
And nil the while, In the it eel ditngenn
below, Siorm niw the walln elowlj otul re
lentlennly colli I int. lie hud beaten upon til
uiifeelliig steel until Ills knuckles bled i be
had nhouled utilll bin lungs hurt And Rnuill
er and nmnller grew his prlnon lie reciilled
a certnln Inle by Pue, und touched Ih'i metnl
(nun linn, tu time tn see If ll were growing
hoi Hut II wns evident thnt ha waa to ba
crmdtcil only, nut Incinerated.
Morning came. The Tenet of the night be
foi'i. .v:is resumed Nuuti'h girla d'ineeil; mil
slcii.nn plnvi'd Ihe sad and nulling intinl.l ot
the ellHt. 'uilura hud quietly we her hnnd
kerchief In the linnln of the foinitnln: and
at tbe uui'iienl the cerpuiony heenn, held the
wel eiiinlirlc to her none. She showed her fore
nljil in l h In ; for shortly after l be nmnln
ber.nu the people In Ihe netngomil i-mun fell
to nndillng, and from nod. ling inln pencnful
aleep. Kven with be uld nf the dempened
liandken-blef Zudora could not wholly ea
Cupe the subtle aud nninelng nnrci.llc. She
sliuBtl-d blindly toward lb oilt. Iluw she
mnnaj;ed to reach the street waa anmethltig
aha could never remember.
Hha waa mighty glad to get buck to New
York ni In. for she bud been 111,000 miles
away lu spirit If not In fact. Still, aha de
termined to relurn and aolva lb riddle. She
lind already formed a campaign, What sim
ple ioi.Ij Ibea oriental, were In some re
spects !
IUin All cnnceuled bla astonishment.
Tet, something deep down In his aoul told
ti I in ilmi alio would return unhurt
"Hut how did you snciipi, utnlo?"
"Tbey wanted yuu," he sold glibly. "They
blindfolded me again and sent oi about niy
business. What did you leurn?"
" ICiiougli to determine tn to so wbnt I
cnu do. Of course, It Is a colosmit trick of
s.ine sort! but It would not be wis to sug
gest that. It tnuet bo proved."
" My child, thla I altogether a strange
bunlnesa. These orientals are quick to dis
trust If tbey Und ynu gone when tbey wake
np It I qulta likely limy will try to kill
you."
" I've mads up my mind."
Then sh. rao upstalm Bha waa anilou
to aeud enennage to Blortn by the car
rlei pigeon Kb. wrute a short not aiphiln
Ing lbs situation and liberated the bird.
Kturin', housekeepei ren-alved the bird and
naturally read the tueaaaga. Sin scribbled
on the back ol Ihla uieasaga and Informed
her masters svaeibeart that he had left Uie
bouse lu hasle ths ulght before and had not
yei return. d Th relurn nf the pigeon left
V.udora la a fait slate uf eiclletnent Rhe
Immedietelj set out for Ntnrm'a apartnieulai
hut the linn,, keeper could add nothing fur
ttT thnt Mr Storm hid sent a pigeon to
her tnd ll had coma hack with ihe note.
'.u.l.ua returned home aud qnli.e.l he,
uncle; hut, of cuitme, he piously denied hie.
lug seen Htunu. Hurreptllluualy she piled tha
Hindu aervaut Thla m'tn secretly worship!
tbe young Meuianblb, am by und by she gut
the facta from blm. tin ! She had not only
to aolve the mystery of the sleeping nous
but to auve bar luver aleo. He would bj
without mission lo that funtnatlc house aunt
It wns )uil likely that be wuuld b made)
to Buffer for his audacity.
bravely aha set nut for the houae nf Nabok
Khan and liotdly she denuiuded admittances
The aervaut at the door recognized her, but
It took u bribe to upon the door wide enuugb
fur her to Hllp through.
The poi-Hintcnt ceremony wus being started
again. To Zudora it would huve beeu laugh
able but fur tbe new tragedy underneath.
The man who hnd brought her to the houae
originally Qnnlly disclosed tu bcr what h-'tdl
been done to Storm. Ills death bud boeu
decided on.
Aa Zudora gu.rd wildly about Ihe room
ah saw n uiau In u gurb quite different from
that worn by those in Ibc octngoiinl room.
She atule up to where he stood and covertly
watched blm and became nu.hlcnty conscious
of the desire to sleep! She brenthed through
bar handkerchief, never letting her glance
unvor from tbe bidden lnnn. Ho turnod,
smiling Ironically, and she saw him raise
atone lu tho flooring. He disappeared into
a pit, lotting the stone full carefully Into
hnd ngniu attacked those determined
upon tbe ceremony. One would think that
they would have nt least given her some
cliaJic to luve-stiguto bet'uro proceeding ngntn
In nn ondenvor which had ho many time
proved a failure. This very aleep, however,
gave her freedom of action. She Btole from
the octagnnul room, fuund tho atnne, raised
It, and discovered a tunnel. It was not
the sufent tunnel In the world; but with
John's lift hanging In tho unlnncn she Ac
cepted her chances. - Tho tunnel led to
tuom which was under the ce.llnr. Thia ruum
bewildered her far more than the octagonal.
Vbeie was a lurge vnt, which hnd tho ap
pearance of a dlstlllulion vut, with ninny
Utile pipea lending up from It. The mem
gotbiM'cd nbout this atrnnge contrivnnce war
evidently nf n different cn.sto thnn those In
tbs upper room. A tall, graceful young mno
seemed to be directing the others. One of
them, bowerer, saw lb aliudovv by tho dour,
drew hla knife, and stole quietly up to th
glil. Hltn waa onught !
Ilei.dy wltted she QHked : " Du you apeuk
English? "
Tha man paused. U ninMrJ grimly.
" I am a friend. I would snvo your princes!
I would defeat N'ubok Khun. My lover I
hidden emnowhero In this houso. Save him
and 1 will anva the prlucess."
The uuin turned to see If his aumradcf
had nbaerved him. Tbuy were all busy with
the vut,
" I will go with th Mcinsnliib. If eh
ban lied, ah n'mll die."
" I oarre le thnt."
Once home she run upstairs for her to
toninlln. When she enme down again thJ
stranger bnd vniilnbed. Anted refused to speak
and llnnnum All did not know wiutt ahe wag
talking about.
lie ..jitn.i In Ifblnd me," she declared.
"Then be look to bin heels the miimeuf
your back wan Inrned." Over her shoulder,
to Anie.l. flilnnnin All sent n terrible glance;
end Atned knew that death nwuited him If
he opened bis lips, lie tvnn tet 1 1 1 hranthln.
heavily ftt.m thn nlrtiggta.
y.id'.rti left the hnune. mure dc.'iilv nu
(.led tliun ever.
Two htiitra later she bad cleared up the
mystery of the sleeplug house end rescued
8lorui from bin dreadful prison.
Tha fact that tbe ceremony could Ink
place only before tho elrpbutil headed god
made It 8 alniple tame to the eitetnlea at
Xahok Hbfiti '.ltdorn did not go to the on.
Ulgolial ronlll. bul proceeded dlreclly to tbe
aecret chamber. I'or oue brief moment dentb
alnrrd her In (he eyes; but alia spoke bravely.
In relurn for tbe liberation of her lover h
declared Mint, Willi the aid nf one man eh
wnnld bring the prlncene down to them. Th
young prince atruclt his forehead Id rage,
lie hu", uevrr Ihnught nf auch a Iblng Ilia
ena aim hod been tn force Nubok Shun from
the house and then to aoli his betrolhcd.
When lb princess awoke Iho licit time nil
fottud her truo lover gn.lng dowu into her
eyes. Then they uturted out In search of
Btnrm ; and they were Just In time. Th
ateel ihninlier hud become a hot, cntrln abttped,
three feet nqtiare and eight feet high. Btnrm
wns In had shape, but food and water and an.
hour ur art In the uuter air revived Mm.
"Will you ba gotal hereafter?" he said
to Zudora.
" Van "
" You promise never tn go anywhere wlthj.
ut first sanding the pigeon?"
" Yea."
" And nnw, what th dickens mad those
chnpa o to sl.rp?"
Hln siplulncd. Tho vat waa a lir-w of an'
oriental narcotic, the vapor of which super
induced aleep. It waa quite transitory and
harinlnmv Tti pipes led to all the elephant
trunks, end eaob time th ceremony began,
th, tnpor was liberated al a signal from
tha wntcher abov.
"That' the orlenlnl mind, John. The
caouot go ,t anything In atrniitbtfusward
wny. It must be all mystery and til-kery.''
"Do yuu know. Zudora t" he aald, runilna
tlvely. " Know what?"
"That I've an Idea we'll be married b
(or th year l out 1 "
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