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The Deep Sea Peril
By VICTOR ROUSSEAU
ATTEMPTING TO RESCUE HIS SWEETHEART, PAGET EN
COUNTERS A NOISOME HORDE.
Naval Lieutenant Donald Paget, Just given cominnnd of a
submarine, meets Mt Washington un old friend and distinguished though
nomewhat eccentric scientist, Captaln'Mastennan. Masterman has Just
returned from mi exploring expedition, bringing with lilin a member of
the strange rune, the existence of whose species, he asserts, menaces
the Human family. At the club, the "March Hares," Mnstermnn ex
plains his theory to Paget. The recital Is Interrupted by the arrival of
a lifelong enemy of Masterman, Ira Macßeard, and the former Is
seized with a futal paralytic stroke. From Masterinan's body Paget
secures documents bearing upon the discovery aad proceeds to the
home of the scientist. Paget proceeds to sea on his submarine, the
K. r >s. and encounters a German cruiser. He sinks the enemy, which had
destroyed the Beotla, on which Ida Kennedy, his fiancee, was a paa-
Benger. The girl escapes In u small boat.
The Sea of Jelly.
He sunk Ilk.- a stone. No glimpse of
IIIDI could be had. No rescue wus pos
Donald clung to the edge of the
IKIHI and scrambled In. lie saw the
amazed recognition flume out on Ida's
face. 11.- knew linn that she loved
him, and his Impulse to seize her In
his arms was almost ungovernable.
Hut ut the same Instant, looking
past her Into the sea, be experienced
the same Illusion that bud beset hi in
within the house In llnltlmore, and
•gain outside It —that of a woman s
uilsty form outlined upon the water!
IKmald made a cup of his bunds.
"Davles, tling out u rope 1" he
Hut the submatlue was some dis
tance away, and In a moment a wall
of fog came flown, blotting her out.
Ida Kennedy watched Donald with
approval. She bud always liked him;
shaken as she was now, his advent
aeeined the work of l'rovldenee. She
had questioned her heart before she
nulled, for she had known that her
future was of her own choosing,
whether It was to be spent with him
Donald continued to call loudly, but
the Kf>s was drifting In the mist and
quite Invisible. II was In fear of this
sudden happening that Donald had
told Da Vies to make f>r Fair Inland
if he could not g« t a rope to the boat.
Iair Island, less than six miles
awiiy, was the secret rendezvous
whttre the oil-ship and biplane were
to hwalt tlie I'TIS, t'he former to re
plenish her fuel supply, the latter to
accompany her back to the mother
Donald picked up a pair of oars
from the bottom, lie realized that he
would have to pull toward Fair Island
alone as soon as he got an. luklUtg -of
Its direction, with the chance of being
picked up by the submarine wlieu the
fog cleared. Hut It was approaching
sundown, and the probabilities of their
spending the night In the boat seemed
lie sat with the oars In the row
locks. As he allowed one to drift
through the water he discovered, to
his surprise, that It was apparently
plunged Into a mass of some Jellylike
substance. He dipped his hand Into
It and scooped sonic of It up.
The water was apparently curdled?
like thickened milk, and on both sides
of the boat, which rolled In it heavily
and high In the viscous medium.
As he withdrew the oar Donald had
the sensation of pulling It from be
tween the clinging a child.
He looked down. It occurred to him
that he might huve got the blade en
tangled In some marine growth; but
the water was clear, almost bluck, and
of the same strange, Jellylike consist-
Then, to his aumzeiuent, he realized
that the boat was moving!
It was not like the pull of a tow
line, which is a sequence of crescendo
and diminuendo, of starts and Jerks,
as the rope grows tight and slack al
ternately. It wus u constant Impulse.
It was an intelligent Impulse.
It wus beginning to grow dark, and
to row seemed useless until the fog
dispersed. It was Impossible to gauge
the direction. Resides, to pull against
that force would have been arduous,
and to pull with It might have led to
Donald backed water In experiment.
Instantly he felt the force Increase.
It WHS an effortless, persistent push,
stronger than his own powers, und
Donald realized that he could not re
Suddenly he felt a stinging sensa
*tlon on the back of his hand. He
palled In the oar. Five small, red
■pot* had sprung out on his wrist, and
the flesh seemed to have beeu cupped.
Dooald clapped his other hand down
on It, and encountered something
clammy and cool, which seemed to
•Up away. It was like the flipper of a
little teal, or, again, like the hand of
aefcllc or monkey.
At Ibe same instant Ida screamed.
Donal* I saw that she seemed to be
•tragi! tag with some Invisible advpr
mry. The boat waa tipping danger
KM>/ Donald flung his weight over,
and he heard the thud of a soft body
against the bottom.
The thing—whatever It was— was In
the boat! *
Donald leaped forward and clasped
Ida about the waist. She writhed In
the clutch of the mounter, and there
WBH a look of Intense horror upon her
face. She seemed to be lifted bodily
toward the water. Donald felt the
slippery Angers of theWnvlslble being
elude his grasp. Ills hands moved up
and down over a smooth, blubbery
And then he knew what It was. It
was such a creature as he had seen
In the glass tank In Masterinan's
house, but larger and more powerful.
And, glaring Into his eyes, were the
two eyes, seemingly poised In the air,
two pupils of the size of currants, and
animated by a diabolical Intelligence.
The sun dipped dwwn, and in an in
stant the fog, only partly dispersed,
closed In again. And as Donald
watched, he saw the pupils slowly di
late In the dim light until they be
came as large as saucers.
Then, regaining courage, he dashed
his (Ist Into the monster's face, and
the struggle begun. He felt the Im
pact of his knuckles on flesh, and It
gave him new heart. At least he was
tight lug a thing of flesh uml blood, and
not a demon.
Ida lay swooning across the sent,
where the monster had dropped her ns
It turned to face Its new adversary.
And In the ro king hont Donald fought
Tor his own life and that of the K'
For the llrst time he understood that
Mastermnn's story was not the dreuin
of a disordered brain, hut the experi
ence of one who hud striven to wurn
a skeptical world.
And afterward he understood why
the boat had spun so dizzily long after
the vortex created by the sinking of
the Heotla had subsided. Even then
(lie swarm of mousters must huve dis
covered their prey.
Perhaps It wus the plankton in the
water, the Jelly like Infusion on which
they fed, that had brought them there;
perhaps the presence of drowning
men. Perhaps they had brought the
plankton with them, equipped for
some dreadful Journey.
Donald tried to lock his arms about
the slimy thing, but he could get no
11 rm grasp of It. And each touch of
the (Uppers drew the blood to the sur
face of his skin by suction, bringing
out rows of reddening spots that
stung, lie was lighting a devil tlsh
with the Intelligence of a man, armed
with Invisibility, creating overwhelm
ing horror by Its presence alone.
He felt his strength falling him. He
was drugged toward the edge of the
He stumbled and fell. He felt him
self held fust; he felt his ribs were
compressed In u stinging vise.
Hut ns he fell his hand grasped one
of the ours. Donald snatched it up
and, with a last effort of desperation,
freed himself for an Instant. He
raised the oar and sent the sharp
edge of the blade crashing forward.
lie heard the Round as of a torn bal
loon. The squirming flippers uncoiled. I
The boat tipped to the edge and right
ed Itself, A splash followed. Donald
sunk dowp upon the seat.
Then gradually a milky cloud began
to diffuse itself upon the face of the
waters, till it acquired the shape of a
dwarflike body, supine upon the
waves, with the short limbs, terminat
ing In the webbed bands, budding at
obtuse angles to the trunk.
Doftakl sprang toward Ida, to shield
her from the sight of It. He
that If she awoke and looked she
would go mad. But she lay uncon
scious across the seat and did not stir.
The boat stopped. There was a con
fused splashing In the water. The
dead sea-beast was rent asunder uuder
Donald's horrified eyes; torn limb
from limb by that abominable swarm.
A,mottled, pinkish lch«r spread itself
upon the face of the sea.
Donald plunged in his oars and be
gnn to pull with all his might, driving
the heavy bout through the water. The
plankton gave place to Mean ocean
again. TIMJ sun had set, und It was
growing with the fall of night a
gentle vfjnd came up thut beguu to dis
gjtyute the fog. 1
THE ENTERPRISE. WILLIAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA
Tfi ough tbt fir.fting mi»t wraiths
appeared a Jutting cape that reared
itself toward the spangled clouds
Donald pulled for an hour. Then he
fell forward over his oara. He was
incapable of another stroke, bat he
believed that he had left the sea devils
lie cant his eyes along the horizon.
There was no sign of the F86.. Ho
turned toward Ida.
AM he bent over her her eyea opened.
She looked at hlin intently and etched.
The horrors of that day seemed tem
porarily to have benumbed her mind
and robbed her of memory. And Don
ald did what he had never dared to do
He raised her In hla arms and kissed
"I love you dear," he said. "If we
come out of t'-li —as we shall —I want
you always. V.-i you have me, Ida?"
She raised net "Jps to his for answer.
And In the happiness of that mo
ment, whlfeb atoned for all that they
had endured. Donald perceived that
the boat had begun to move again
The respite had been of brief duration.
Incredibly pertinacious, and cruel
beyond belief, the monsters had once
more taken up the chase. But In the
unhuman forms were minds as shrewd
as his, organizing them for one su
preme purpose, the elemental one of
They were swimming beside the
bout. Donald could see the agitated
churnlngs of the water. Were they
pushing or pulling? Taking the oar
In his hand, Donald went to the bow
and drove It down Into the sea. But
he struck only the Jellylike medium In
which the bont was traveling.
He went to the stern, stepping over
the body of the girl, who had re
lapsed Into unconsciousness. This
time, as he thrust, there was a scurry
among, the wuves, and he felt the
yielding, bluhbery form, and the same
sensation of a burst bulloon. The boat
stopped. Donald thrust out furiously,
feeling always the contact with slip
The monsters were pushing the
bout, not pulling it.
And gradually there followed the
same stupendous Incarnation Into vis
ible being, the shadowy shape that
grew and crystallized milky,
opalescent body. He heard the school
precipitate themselves upon theli
prey, and saw It rent and dlsmem
bereil before his eyes.
Through the Increasing darkness
their pupils glared as the monsters
Donald went back to where Ida lay
and placed her In the bottom of tho
boat, her head ngalpst a tl.wart. They
were moving swiftly.
Suddenly the boat began to tilt up
ward at the bow. Donald heard the
scraping of the flippers against tl-e
stern. Then, as If a heavy dog bad
scrambled In, the boat tipped high into
the air and righted Itself. Another of
the monsters had gained entrance.
Donald seized the oar and brought
It down upon the beast's head. The
oar splintered; he heard the cracking
of bone, and a splash followed.
The edge of the boat ,was dragged
bet eath the waves. It filled anil over
turned. Donald found himself strug
gling to save Ida in. the sea of Jelly
that sucked him down. Somehow he
caught her and dragged himself to the
keel. He shouted, and the brutes scur
ried away, leaping and falling with re
sounding splashes, like sharks at
Donald felt Ida's arms seek his neck.
She turned to him Instinctively, not ab
her rescuer alone, but as her lover.
He filled his lungs and shouted.
To his amazement he hoard an an
swering shout. He strained his eye»
through the darkness. Surely that
was a human cry I He shouted agalh,
and the answer came once more; and
there was no longer any doubt.
The conning towfr of the K55 came
drifting out of the night. She ran
awash, with hatches off, and Davlea
was standing on the deck among •
group of sailors.
"Where are yon?" he ahouted.
"Here!" I>on«ld cried. "Iteverw
engines, Davles! Coming aboard !"
The engines stopped and the sub
marine grazed the sides of the over
turned boat. Donald grasped Ida In
his arms and clambered to the deck.
And Donald found himself slinking
n man's hand as If he were his brother,
Instead of merely Sam Clouts, able sea
man In the navy, trying to keep his
hands from straying toward his
mouth organ. /.
"We were trying to make Fair
Island when we spotted you, sir," said
Davles. "I thought we'd pick you up
In the morning when the fog fleared. (
It's been hard work making anywhere*
There's something the mntter with the
"How, Da vies?"
"We're only able to make a knot
and a half, sir. It Isn't the engines.
At least there doesn't seem to be any
thing the matter with them. It's as
If the sea's—well, turned to jelly, or
molasses, sir. Perhaps you noticed It
I've never seen anything like It In
my experience," eontlnnetl the llttlo
middy, whose eiperlence «f the high
seas was limited to a coui le of short
cruises on a training shi]>, and on*
on a transport.
"Clap on the hatches an I make full
speed for Fair Island," ordered Don
The F55 !• invaded by the
weird monsters and Pag«t hat
• terrible struggle to save him
self and Ida. It la described In
the next Inetallment. •
(TO B£ CONTINUED.) '
FINE FOR PICKING FLOWERS
Ordinance Protecting Yards and Park
ings of City Prevents Belfisii and
Of Cf arse, In the business sections
of a city the front parkings are Im
practicable and even many a'.iade trees
are often not desirable, the attractive
ness of the streets depending entirely
upon tlie architectural beauties of the
buildings and the cleanliness and good
repair of house fronts, sidewalks and
pavements, but In residence sections
the beauty depends as much upon the
condition of the surroundings as upon
the houses themselves, and especially
upon the flower beds and lawns dur
ing at least a part of the year.
It Is often vei/ annoying and dis
couraging to the owner of beautiful
(lower beds In the front yards, which
Inn* been cultivated to a stale of high
perfection by constant care and stren
uous efTort, to have their beauty
marred or destroyed by mischievous
children or covetous adults, who often
pluck the flowers and hnonk the plants
with seeming Impunity. The children
should be taught to find pleasure in
looking at the flowers without pluck
ing them and an ordinance making It a
misdemeanor, punishable by a fln-», to
pluck or injuie flowers or plants In
the yards or parkings of others, would
be very useful, to restrain adults from
their selfish and thoughtless mischief
and keep thetn from being aggressive
enemies of the city beautiful.
The back yards, hoA'cvor. protected
by fences and gates, are usually safe
ground in which the lover of beautiful
llowers may employ his tusfe, knowl
edge and Judgment and expend his ef
forts to produce results that will af
ford pleasure to himself and his house
hold, as well as to his neighbors.
KEEP BEAUTY OF ROADSIDE
Some Towns Appreciate the Value of
Permitting Flowers and
bery to Grow on Highway^.
In many a charming countryside the
town road-deutroyer with his bush
scythe garners the beauty and leaves
bleakness, a singularly unkempt re
sult of an attempt to clean up.
Sometimes it Is the village Improve
ment society Itself, meaning well, thnt
sends hi in forth, rays the Boston
Transcripts More often It Is his Indi
vidual sense of responsibility to the
office whose salary he Is expected to
earn. lie. too, means well, artd would
be greatly Indignant If fold that his
labors tended to drive prosperity away
from his district. Yet such Is* Without
do'i.iht the fact.. The summer visitor
loves the. country for Its wild tangle,
Its unfrntnhieled growth, lfs ho,«ky
dells ami Its friendly shrubbery which
•rowds Into the road Itself, flaunting
dewy fragrance In his face as lie
walks. When the day mines thnt he
returns und finds In place of these
along his accustomed walks dry brush,
bare stpbble ami clumsily unkempt
cleanliness, Ills soul revolts and on
the morrow he seeks fresh woods and
pastures new. Seme country towns
seem to have n realizing sense of tills
purely utilitarian side of the value of
roadside beauty. Yhey build good
roads, but they take care to leave the
roadside growth untrnmmeled thnt
those who pass may enjoy it. It Is a
There is more to It, too, than the
fact that sentimentalists and nature
lovers come to worship this heaift.v.
The school children of such a town
cro to school along roads lined with ob
ject lessons not only In beauty but In
natural science, lessons which they
lenrti without knowing It anil which re
mnln with them all their lives.
Every owner of a bit of soil should
make a limited study of the art of land
scaping so that fundamental mistakes
are not made. First, do not plant your
spnce all over, as though It were an
orchard. Leave. open center for
lawn or even a hare »a!l and plant
only nhout the-borders ui In varying
widths. Never cumber the center with
trees or shrubs. Mass the planting by
placing many of a kind together; do
not space regularly so ench will appear
lonely or have an orchard effect. It
matters little' If the.v grow together in
a mass—nature so dlsjmses them. This
effect Is more necessary In shrubs than
trees but even trees should Interlace.
In a small garden some or even all of
formality must be had but In a place
of site we need little or none. In the
large places we should avoid straight
lines. If one will follow these few sim
ple rules he cannot go far astray In
planning his own garden.
Never Too Many Parka.
Some things are never , enjoyed In
excess. They never breed regrets, says
an exchange. Who ever heard of a
city that learned, as it grew from
youth to maturity, that It had too
many parks? Where is the munici
pality that Is sorry it has so many
pleasure grtninds for the use of Its
cltteens? Was there ever a town which j
felt that its children enjoyed too much
room Jfor"their play, its invalids too
many quiet nooks for rest and recuper
ation, Its aged and infirm more than
sufficient outdoor space for their spe
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Too Much Grammar.
A* innti made a- bet with a friend
that lie could go -Into the Billings
gate fWh market in London and put
one", of the well-known loud-mouthed
fishermen In a rage without saying
ii, word that she could understand.
The man commenced by silently In
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j "You are a noun, woman."
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an. choking with rage at a list of titles
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The beldam shook her flst In speech
"You are a verb —an adverb—an ad
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—an Interjection !" suddenly continued
I The nine parts of speech complete
ly conquered the old woman, und she
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Time unil tide wait for no man.
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"On an autumn evening a group at
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In the general store and complained
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