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By GeoRCB Bkrr
Author of rGRAUSTARK," "THE HOLLOW
OF HER HAND. "THE PRINCE OF GIU
STARK' "FROM THE HOUSETOPS, ETC,
"SHE IS LYING AWAKE"
Synopsis. Thomas K. Barnes,
a wealthy young New Yorker,
on a walking trip In New Eng
land near the Canadian border,
is given a lift in an automobile
by a mysterious and attractive
girl bound for a house called
Green Fancy. At Hart's tavern
Barnes finds i standed troupe
of ,'barn-storming" actors, of
which Lyndon Rushcroft Is the
star and "Miss Thackeray" the
leading lady. He learns Green
Fancy Is a house of mystery.
That night Andrew Roou and
his servant, guests at the tavern.
are" shot near Green Fancy.
Barnes comes under suspicion
and stays to help clear up the
double murder. He gets Into
the Green Fancy grounds; meets
the mysterious girl, who gives
him the cut direct, and Is polite
ly ejected by O'Dowd, an Inter
esting adventurer. Enter at the
tavern another man of mystery.
Sprouse, "book' agent." Barnes
visits . Green Fancy with the
sheriff and stays to dinner. En
ter still another mysterious per
sonage; "Loeb," secretary to
Curtis, owner of Green Fancy,
who does not appear because of
Illness. Barnes again meets
"Miss Cameron," the mysterious
girl, who is a ravishing beauty
In evening dress. She is a pris
oner and secretly appeals to him
for. help. Sprouse reveals him
self as a secret service man and
tells the enthralling story of
the Green Fancy representatives
of a royal house oppressed by
Gerniany-and his purpose to re
cover royal papers and jewels
i CHAPTER XII Continued.
"Wlth the landlord's approval," he
explained, pointing to the instrument,
"Xji& unknown to the telephone com--pany,
you may be sure. Call him up
-about half past ten. O'Dowd may be.
ip at this unholy hour, but not she.
Wow I must be off to discuss literature
-with Mrs. Jim Conley. The hardest
p&rt of my job Is to keep her from
:sub9critflng for a set of Dickens. Con
El egs house Is not far from Green
Barnes, left to his own devices,
wandered from taproom to' porch,
from porch to forge, from forge to
taproom, his brain far more active
than his legs, his heart as heavy as
lead and as light as air by turns.
More than once he felt like resorting
to a well-known expedient to deter
mine whether he was awake or dream
ing. Could all this be real?
Ten minutes later he wa$ in
Sprouse's room, calling for Green
Fancy over an extension wire that had
cost the company nothing and yielded
'Hello! How Are You
"By the way, O'Dowd, I'd like to
speak with Miss Cameron If she can
come to the telephone."
"Don't be surprised if you are cut
off suddenly. The coast is clear for
the moment, but Here, Miss Cam
eron. Careful now," ''
Her voice, soft and clear and trem
bling with eagerness, caressed Barnes'
"Mr. O'Dowd will see that no evil
befalls me here, but he refuses to help
me to get away. I quite understand
and appreciate his position. I cannot
ask him to go so far as that. Help
will have to come from the 'outside.
It will be dangerous terribly danger
"You say O'Dowd will not assist
you to escape?"
"He urges me to stay here and take
my chances. He' believes that every
thing will turn out well for me In the
end, but I am frightened. I must get
away from this place."
"Then keep your eyes and eais open
for th6 next night or two. Can you
tell me where your room Is located?"
"It Is one flight up ; the, first it the
two windows in my room Is the third
, to the rigltt of the entrance. I am
confident that someone Is stationed
below my windows all night long."
"You still Insist that I am not to
call on the authorities for help?"
"Yes, yes! 'That must not even be
considered. I have not only myself to
ccfflslder, Mr. Barnes. I am a very
small atom In" -
"All right ! We'll get along without
them," he said cheerily. "Afterward
we will discuss, the Importance of
"And your reward as well, Mr.
Barnes," she said. Her voice trailed
off Into an indistinct murmur. He
heard the receiver click on the hook,
and after calling "hello" twice hung
up his own with a sigh. Evidently
O'Dowd had warned her of the ap
proach of a less considerate person
The Second Wayfarer Receives Two
Visitors at Midnight.
The coroner's inquest over the bod
ies of Roon and Paul was held that
afternoon at St. Elizabeth. Witnesses
from Hart's Tavern were among those
to testify. The verdict was "Murder
at the hands of parties unknown."
Sprouse did. not appear at the Tav
ern until long after nightfall. The se
cret agent listened somewhat Indiffer
ently to the latter's account of his
telephonic experiences.; At nine o'clock
he yawned prodigiously and announced
that he was going to bed, greatly to
the surprise of Mr. Barnes, who fol
lowed him from the taproom and de
manded an explanation.
People usually go to bed at night,
don't they?" said Sprouse patiently.
It Is expected, I believe."
"But, my dear man, we are to un
"I have some cause. for believing
that one of those chaps in there is
from Green Fancy. Go to bed at ten
o'clock, my friend, and put but your
light. I don't insist on your taking
off your clothes, however. I will rap
on your door at eleven o'clock. By
the way, don't forget to stick your re
volver In your pocket."
A few minutes before eleven there
came a gentle tapping on Barnes
door. He sprang to his feet and
opened it,, presenting himself before
Sprouse fully dressed and, as the se
cret agent said later on, "fit to kill."
The night was as black as pitch.
Barnes, trusting to the little man's
eyes and hanging close upon his coat
tails, ..followed blindly but gallantly
in the tracks of the leader. It seemed
to him that they sjtumbled along par
allel to the road for miles before
Sprouse came to a halt. "This Is the
short cut to Green Fancy," he whis
pered, layingv his hand on Barnes'
arm. "We save four or five miles,
coming this way. Do you know where
"I haven't the remotest Idea.'
"About a quarter of a mile below
Curtis' house. Are you all right?"
mne- as a name, except for a
barked knee and a skinned elbow, a
couple of more or less busted ribs
I've banged into more trees than
"Sh!" After a moment of silence,
Intensified by the mournful squawk of
night birds and the chorus of katy
uius, aprouse wnisperea, "Via you
Barnes thrilled. This was real mel
odrama. "Hear what?" he whispered
"Listen I" i After a second or two :
"It's a woodpecker hammering on
the limb of a"
"wooapeckers don't hammer 8t
night, my lad. Don't stir I Keep your
ears open." .
Sprouse clutched his companion's
arm and, dropping to hi? knees In the
nothing In return. After some delay
O Dowd's mellow voice sang out:
"Hello! How are you this morn
"urievousiy lonesome," replied
Barnes, and wound up a doleful ac
count of himself by Imploring O'Dowd
to save his life by bringing the entire
Green Fancy party over to dinner
O'Dowd was heart-broken. Person
ally he would go to any extreme to
save so valuable a life, but as for the
rest of the party, they begged him to
say they were sorry to hear of the ex
pected death of so promising a chap thick underbrush, pullei the other
wane tney couldn't come to down after hlra. w
Ws DartV thev would ha am
" l" "lf luuwuii m saort, it would proached. .An unseen pedestrian
?? Possible for them to accept his passed within ten vards of thpm TW
lana invitation. The Irishman
o gay and good-humored that Barnes
p3sed entirely out of hearing. Sprouse
put his Hps close to Barnes ear.
"Telegraph," he whispered. "It's a
system they have of reporting to each
other. .There are two men patrolling
the grounds near the house. You pee
what we're up against, Barnes. 'Do
you still want to go on with It?"
"I'll stay by you," replied Barnes
Several minutes went by. There
was not a sound save the restlessj pat
ter of rain In the tree, tops. At last
the faraway thud of footsteps came to
the ears of the tense listener. They
drew nearer, louder, and once more
seemed to be approaching the .very
spot where he crouched. c
Then came the sound of a, dull,
heavy blow, a hoarse gasp, a momen
tary j commotion in the shrubbery,
"My God 1 Have You Killed Him?''
and again silence. Barnes blood ran
cold. He waited for the next footfall
of the passing man. It never cqni$.,
A sharp whisper reached hls lears.
"Come here quick !" I ,
He floundered through the brush find
almost fell prostrate over the kneel
ing figure of a man. kk..
"Take care! Lend a hand," whis
Dropping to his knees, Barnes, felt
for and touched wet, coarse garments,
and gasped: ?
"My God! Have you killed him?"
"Temporarily," said Sprouse; ; be
tween his teeih. "Here, unwind fthe
rope I've got around my waist. Take
the end here. Got, a knife? Cut off
a section about three feet long.JIl
get the gag In his mouth while you're
doing It. Hangmen always carry their
own ropes," he concluded, with grew-
some humor. "Got It cut? Well, ?cut
two more sections, same length.'"
With Incredlhle swiftness the ytwo
of them bound the feet, knees land
arms of the Inert victim. , i
"I came prepared," said Sprouse,: so
calmly that Barnes marveled at the
Iron nerve of the man. f
"By heaven, Sprouse, I I believe
he's dead. We we haven't any right
to kill a" H "
"Don't be finicky," snapped Sprdflse.
"It wasn't 'much of a crack, and It
was necessary." Straightening up,
with a sigh of satisfaction, he laid; his
hand on Barnes' shoulder. "We've
just got r to go through with It now,
Barnes. We'll never get another
chance. Putting that fellow oujtfij of
business queers us forever af terwafd."
He dropped to his knees and began
searching over the ground with ' his
hands. "Here It is. You can't seeitr
of course, so I'll tell you what it Is.
A nice little "block of sandalwood.! I've
already got his nice little hammer so
we'll see what we can raise in the 'way
of wireless chit-chat." !'-t
Without the slightest hesitation, he
struck a succession of quick, confident
blows upon the block of wood.
"By gad, you are a wonder !"
"Walt till tomorrow before you -say
that," replied Sprouse, sententiously.
"Come along now. Stick to the trail.
We've got to land the other one." i; -
Turning sharply to the rlht,
Sprouse guided his companion through
the brush for some distance, and once
more came to a halt. Again he stole
on ahead, and as before the slow, con
fident, even careless progress of r a
man ceased as abruptly as that of the
comrade; who lay helpless In the
thicket below. r
Barnes laid a firm, detaining hand
on the man's shoulder. s
"See here. Sprouse," he whispered,
"it's all very well for you. knocking
men over like this, but just what "is
your object? What does all this lead
up. to?". ' ;: .
Sprouse broke In, and there 'was
not the slightest trace of emotion, in
his whisper..; : . :- ':;:.it.,
"Quite right. You ought to know.
I suppose you thought I was bringing
you up here for a llomea nnd Juliet
tete-a-tete with the beautiful Miss
Cameron and for nothing else. Well,
in a way, you are right. But, first of
all, my business Is ' to recover the8
crown jewels and parchments. I njp
going inti that house and take them
away from the man you know as Loeb
if he has them. If he hasn't them ray
work here is a failure." N "
"Going into the ' house?" gasped
Barnes. "Why, my God, man, that Is
impossible: You would be shot down,
as an ordinary burglar and--the law
would Justify them for killing you. I
must insist" v
"I am not asking you to go Into the
house, my friend. I shall go alone,"
said Sprouse coolly.
"On the other hand, I came up here
to rescue a helpless "
"Keep cool I It's the only way.
Now listen. She has designated her
room and the windows that are hersr
She is lying awake up there now, take
it from me, hoping that you will come
tonight. I shall lead youv directly to
her window. And then comes the only
chance we take the only instance
where we gamble. There will not be
a light in her window, but that won't
make any difference. This nobby
cane I'm carrying is In reality a col
lapsible fishing rod. First we use it
to tap gently on her window ledge or
shade or whatever we find. Then you
pass up a little note to her. Here is
paper and pencil. " Say that you are
below her window and all ready to
take her away. Tell her to lower her
valuables, some .clothes, etc., from the
window by means of the rope we'll
pass up on the pole. There is a re
mote possibility that she may have the
jewels in her room. For certain rea
sons they may have permitted her to
retain them. If such is the case our
work is easy. If they hjfve taken
them away from her she'll say so,
some way or another and she will
not leave! Now I've had a good look
at the front of that house. It Is cov
ered with a lattice work and huge
vines. I can shin up like a squirrel
and go through her room to the"
"Are you crazy, Sprouse? You'd
take your life In your hands and"
"See here," said Sprouse shortly,
"I nm not risking my life for the fun
of the thing. I am risking it for her,
boar that In mind for her an-J her
people. And' If I am killed they won't
even say 'Well done, good and faith
ful servant.' So let's not ' argue the
point. Are you going to stand? by
me or back out?" :
Barnes was shamed. Til stand by
you," he said, and they stole forward
There were no lights visible. The
house was even darker than the night
itself; it was-vaguely outlined by a
deeper shade of black.
At last they were within a few
yards of the entrance and at the ecge
of a small space that had been cleared
of shrubbery. Here Sprouse stopped
and began to adjust the .sections of
his fishing rod. , '
'Write," he whispered. "There is a
faint glow of light up there to the
right. The third window, did you say?
Well, that's about where I should
L locate It." ' .
The tiny metallic tip of the rod,
held In the upstretc' d hand of
Barnes, much the taller of the two'
men, barely reached the window ledge.
He tapped, gently, persistently on the
hard surface. Just as they were be
ginning to think that she was asleep
and that their efforts were in vain
their straining eyes made out a shad
owy object projecting slightly beyond
After a moment or two of suspense
Barnes experienced a peculiar, almost
electric shock. Someone had seized
the tip of the rod; it stiffened sud
denly, the vibrations due to its flex
ibility ceasing. Someone was untying
the bit of paper he had fastened to
the rod, and with fingers that shook
and were clumsy with eagerness.
He had written: "I am outside with
a trusted friend, ready to do your
bidding. Two of the guards are safely
bound and out of the way. Now is
our chance. . We Will never have an
other. If you are prepared to come
with me now write me a word or two
and drop it to the ground. I will pass
up -a rope to you mid you may" lower
anything you wish to carry away with
you. But be exceedingly careful. Take
time. Don't hurry a single one of
your movements." He signed it with a
It seemed an hour before their eyes
distinguished the -shadowy hend above.
As a matter of fact but a few min
utes had passed. During the wait
Sprouse had noiselessly removed his
coat, a proceeding that puzzled Barnes.
Something light fell to the ground. It
,was Sprouse who stooped and searched
for, it in the grass. When he resumed
an upright posture he put his lips
close to Barnes ear and whispered:
(Conducted by JlationaJ Council of the
v , . , Boy Scouts of America.)
CUB WILL MAKE GOOD SCOUT
. There aretimes when a scoutmas
ter must tell someone that one of' his
kids is a mighty fine little scout or
"bust" trying to keep still. P. T.
Runion of Troop No. 2, Winfleld, Kan.,
sends this letter about one of his
"For three years he has been work
ing with the scouts, as best he could,
not being old enough to be registered.
He is an "honest little fellow, . small
for his age and quiet In disposition,
but will play his Jokes. Does not
start any- disputes, but will fight for
his rights, and takes well with other
"Two years ago, at the age of ten
years, whileon a hike by himself,
playing scct, he came in contact
with a large rattlesnake, which bit
him on his wrist. He finished killing
It, then put a tourniquet on his own
arm, cut off the snake's rattles, and
walked two miles home, picking at
the wound to keep it bleeding so as
to wash out as much poison as pos
sible; So tight did he twist the tourn
iquet that he shut the circulation of
blood off from his arm, so that none
of the poison reached his body. Good
for a ten-year-old, wasn't it?
"Last summer, age eleven, he res
cued a full-grown man from drown
ing by throwing out a long grapevine
which the man held to. As he puts
f it, he threw a grape harbor out to
CARRYING 150-POUND. PACK.
' - -- . "
Explorer of Labrador, Is Scout Com
missioner in Dutchess County,
INTRODUCING A NEW SCOUT.
Exit the "boy slouch" and enter the
new version of the boy scout. To the
old we say good-by, and to the new
welcome with all the warmth of broth
Years ago a boy who didn't brush
his teeth was common today he is
the exception. Why? Because we
have found out the cause of decay, and
brushing is the remedy.
What Is true of teeth is true of
clothes. Two or three slovenly
dressed scouts in a troop tend to de
feat the pride which a majority take
of "looking the part." A dirty uni
form is a disease carrier and a men
ace to any troop.
Troop pride tends to show up the
fellow who never washes his uniform.
Headquarter Is going to help each
troop in dealing with the fellow who
looks as if he didn't care.
Under the new uniform regulations
a scout must appear on the street or
at troop meetings in full dress, and
that uniform must reflect a clean scout
Barnes, Sprouse and
"Miss Cameron", have an
exciting night at Green
iO BE CONTINUED
All that blusters la n
SCOUTS AID SERVICE MEN.
The boy scouts troops of Pasadena,
Cal., have been canvassing 'the busi
ness and commercial firms of - the)
city to compile a roll of honor of the
concerns which have given jobs to re
turned soldiers, sailors and marines.
The canvass is riot simply a local en
terprise, but the scouts are making
the compilation at the request of
the- government. Tallman H. Trask,
scout commissioner for the, Pasadena
scout troops, has received a request
from Washington for the information
and a request for the scouts to as
semble it. Mr. Trask says the Pasa
dena scouts will lose no time in ob
taining the information. v -
It is believed that the canvass will
show that every soluier and sailor who
went from Pasadena got his position
back on his return if he wanted it,
and that in addition many other re
turned service men have been placed
WHAT THE SCOUTS DO.
A drive for lemons to furnish re
freshment for soldiers passing through
DenniSQn and TJhrlchsville, Ohio, is be
ing made by Boy Scouts. Every home
is expected to furnish I a lemon or Its
equivalent in money. ? ;
Boy Scouts of Troop No. 1, Medford,
N. Y., while engaged . in a game of
baseball .were called upon by the scout
master, Hal B. Fullerton.. to search for
a lost girt. They immediately quit the
game and hotsfooted it over the wood?
where the girt bad gone. -
-te institute ofA blMn1
'913. v. .. "
THE JUDGMENT op
WLDEN T EXTp 8
J ne subject seime, .
committee is ThP-p Jy
at best such a sti e
the use of the
uaieu sense. According i !
which lies , in ,
The idea of a Zh.
which is , snch W
" luuuameuiai error Tt
found In the Bihle
which it Is i,e N
tor Pentecost most ZM
"It is a mishievs hah 7'
the Christian world to
"V""6 at me end of '
when all human
uei ldews and Gentiles, th.
and. the dead, shall stad .
-Mine llironp an u
judged. Nothing can be more
the Scriptures." TheRibie
different ludfrnionf . n
place of judgment, the tmZ
mont an1 f V, ,t w . ..
This is nnt - tht. ia . i
nciauuii -u:n-i4. butp
that one at least one thousand
i. i ne juage (v. 61.).
It is the Son of Man, the
came ana aiea to redeem the
race, and who now being cloty
majesty and poTerswill actaji
mi i ... "
iuose wno accept nira now s!u!
come into the judgment (John 5;
H. The Time (v. 31).
This will be when the Lord
in his glory, accompanied by
of glorious nn?els. This wffl
place after he has gathered tl
remnant of Israel. There wffllf
resurrection In connection witi
III. The Place (v. 31).
It will be on his ' glorious tfc
This throne will be most surely fc
land of Israel. The Prophecy ol
third chapter, and Zechariah m
make It to be In or near Jem
The angel said to Mary, "Thou
call his name Jesus; he shall be
and shall be called the son of the
est; and the Lord God shall gire
him the throne of his father D
and he shall reign over the hose
Jacob forever, and of his tii?
there shall be no end." (Lukel:3K
Just as there was a literal place
a literal king there shall be a lite
IV. The People Judged (vv.2-f
These will be the living
on the earth after the church
translated (I Thess. 4:16, 17).
are the nations to whom the
tne Kingdom snau ur yizar
prior to the coming of the end.
this erosnel of the kingdom snu
preached in all the world fori
nps nntn nil nations and then &
Hhe end come" (Matt. 24:14).
gospel is distinguished from W
pel of the grace of God whicn d
being preached. The preachers i
gospel will be Jews (Rev. 7 MM
11). These are the brethren la
flocVT nf thp T-nrd. they that
among the nations of the worP;
the startling message of the w
the Lord's approaching w
c f. notlnns Will S'afll
.v. onH most KM "
ceive the king's messenger .
them clothing, food, shelter, ere. jn
erswill Persecute them
them Into prison, etc. sere
,mer win visit .mw lu . fl
king and provide for t ne, -
tliis time the juage
nations, placing the sheep on,
j. v. 1 .ff I lit
and the goats on w -
are those who have gne
ment to Chrisfs brethren. j
are those wno reje.- ".
his brethren. If these - .
the "sheep," "goaP." JJ I nM
kent separate all coniu,-
avoided. , .-nt (T
V. The Issue of the Judgme 1
Cf. 34-41). W-
1. The sheep enter uP (T j
tan nf n prepared kini -.
mTO a" - ,
2. The goats go
nnffpls fv. 46).
aPmino their destiny.
for the a
The Secret of Corn
Tha fTiipf S
J. lit. v.
not suffering mr., - 0
prudently cultivauus - .
or smaii imu'v
great ones, alas ! are
u Thy Nfv;
It had no d "Vlagl,"
love only mysf'tv
Tho secret oi . the
life Is learning to m
is the long strewn