BREVARD NEWS, BREVARD, N. C.
The Blind Man's Eyes
Copyright by Little, Brown and Company
CHAPTER XIX Continued.
She told him, hermlng with her dis
covery of En ton In the Karate and
ending with his lea vim: her and with
Donald Avery's finding her In the mo
tor; and now she held hack one word
only his name which he had told her.
Hutch. Her father listened Intently.
"Yon and Mr. Eaton appear to have
become rather well acquainted. Har
riet,"' he said. "Has he told you noth
ing about himself which V' have not
(old me? You have seen nothing con
cerning him, whl' h ou have not
Her mind went tpil. Kly hack to the
polo game; she felt a (lush, which his
Mind eyes could not see, dyeing her
cheeks and forehead
The blind man waited for a mo
merit ; he put out his hand and pressed
the hell which called the steward.
Neither spoke untU the steward came.
"I'airley." Santolne said then, qui
etly, "Miss Sanioine and 1 have hist
ngr 1 that for the present all reports
regarding the pursuit of the men who
entered the study last night are to
he made direct to me. not through
Miss Santolne or Mr. Avery."
'Very well, sir."
She still sat silent after the steward
hail gone: she though! for an Instant
her father had forgo-ten her presence;
1 hen he moved slight !y.
"That Is all. dear." he said quietly.
She got up and let him, and went
to her own rooms; she did not protend
to herse'l' that -lu
bathed and .lre.se,
-'airs. The library
had wlndo.'-s f.-n--
Pig to t lie west ; she w ent
. ! l e v i!lt lf t h ere
and stood looking out.
H'T mind was upon only one thing
even of that she could not think con
nectedly. Some years ago, something
she did not know what had hap
pened to Hugh; tonight, in some
stninpe way unknown to her. It had
ulminaied in her father's study. He
had fought someone; he had rushed
away to follow someone. Whom?
Had he heard that someone In the
study and gone down? Had he been
fighting their battle-- her father's and
hers? She knew that was not so.
Hugh had I n fully dressed. What
did I! mean that he had said to her
that the.e (et!is would either de
stro h:m or would send him back to
! . U '
he had done.
w hiit ever
e 1 new
1 1 ; i
ch dial 1 I
ret , f I
: i i him w
-I lhat -
i: i 1 1 t i i ! : g
a! s .
oogh "he s in
lake, was b,
dawn w.i s
le ea-". al.ove
to gt os gray.
I! was ho
, i ,
1 to the other side of
..king t.osard tin- sest.
have b it him. hurt an-!
i d alone in the night '. She
base done that hut thai his
asking her '" g
for his safety
eoui'd no; help
she would oii!
i had told thai it ss.-is
as well as hers ; she
him any more then ;
base been in the sva v.
she started to rush out. but
herself ; she had to stay
-e ; that was svhere the first
in (he house
and then 1 1
Uiie if they
night h l in ;
e ssoiiii lie
lass ii hehiss her.
do'.v. called up
seeing her at the win
to her to know fur
of what had hap
pened and what the murder meant ;
she could sc.- them plainly in the in
creasing liirhf. She could see the
lawn and the road before the house.
Pay hail come.
And with the coming of day. the un
certainty and disorder ssithln and
about I lie house seemed to Increase.
. . Hut In the south wing, with
its sound-proof doors and Its svindows
closed against the noises from the
lawn, there ssas silence; and in ihls
.silence, an exact, compelling, methodic
machine ssas working; the mind of
Has! Santolne svas sf rising, vainly as
yet, but with growing chances of suc
cess, (o fit together into the order In
which they belonged and make clear
the events of the night and all that
had gone before arranging, ordering,
tesling, discarding, picking up again
and reordering all that had happened
since that other murder, of (Jabrlcl
What One Can Do Without Eyos.
Three men at least three men
hud fought In the study in Santoine s
presence. Eat'ui. it ssas certain, had
been the wily one from the house pres
ent when the rirst .shots were fired.
Had Eaton been alone against the
other two? Had Eaton been with one
of the other two against the third?
it appeared probable to Santolne that
Eaton had been alone, or had come
alone, to the study and had met his
Santolne felt that the probabilities
were that Eaton's enemies had opened
(he safe and had been surprised by
Eaton. Rut If they hnd opened the
safe, they were not only Eaton's ene
mies; (hey were also Sanlolne's; they
were the men who threatened San
Those whom Eaton had fought In
the room had had perfect opportunity
for killing Santolne, If they wished.
Hut Sanioine felt certain no one had
made any attack upon him at any
moment In the room ; he had had n
feeling, at any Instant, that any of
the shots fired had been directed at
him. Hlalchl'ord, too. had been unat
(ticked until he had made it plain that
he had recognized one of the Intru
ders; then, before I'datehford could
call the name, he had been shot down.
It was clear, then, (hat what had
protected Sautoine was his blindness;
he had no doubt thai. If he had been
able to see and recognize the men in
the room after the lights were turned
on. he would have been shot down
also. p.ut Santoine recognized that
this did imt fully ac ount for Ids Im
munity. Two weeks before, an at
tack which had been meant for Eaton
had struck down Santolne Instead;
and no further attempt against Eaton
had been made until It had become
publicly known that Santolne was not
going to die. If Santolne's death
would have served for Eaton's death
two weeks before, why was Santolne
Immune now ? lid possession of the
contents of Santolne's safe accomplish
the same thing as Santolne's death?
r more than his death for these men?
For what men?
It was not. Santoine was certain.
Eaton's presence In the study which
had so astounded Elatehford, Wallace
and Eaton had passed days together,
and lUatchford was accustomed to Ea
ton's presence in the house. Someone
whom Match ford knew and whose
name Santoine also would know and
whose presence in the room was no
strange and astonishing' that Hlat'h
ford had tried to prepare Santolne for
the announcement, had been there.
The man whose name was on Hlatch
ford's tongue, or the companion of
that man. had shot Blatohford rath"r
than let Santolne hear the name.
He was beginning to find events flt
themselves together; but they titter!
Imperfectly as yet.
Santoine knew that he lacked fte
key. Many men could profit by p....
sessiug the contents of Saiit. lino's safe
and mi-',f have -hot I'datehford fa her
than let Sai'.'oine know their p;-...en.-e
t here ; i i was i s:b!o t'.ir S in'":!!.'
, ' st
po.ti'eii Mi.s ;aan
'labial War. let
point men! with a
com.- fro-ii A-l-i
hail told Ids .-, ife -
lately had hen
Eaton. under '..;
ijiiest h.niiyg. had :!
he that young mats ;
tied this am! had h
s a s, at lea t, the s .
gone to Warden's
l'.ut Cahriol War let
till ! I e
I a e-
to- had eri
:an w ho had
that ii : o ; t j
not n.-.-n a!
he had n
help Eaton ; so t'ai
U e en 1 -een alb o
wit li Ea ion : he
d to meet
I, atoii. ; : n 1 1 killed,
disappeared and concealed
at one- after Warden's mur
'arently fearing that he would
attacked. Hut Eaton was not
a man whom this personal fear would
have restrained from coming forssard
later to tell s by Warden had been
killed. He had been urged to come
forssard and promised that others
ssoiihl give him help in Warden's
place; still, he had concealed himself.
This must mean that others than War
den could nm help Eaton; Eaton evi
dently did imt knosv, or else could not
lmpe to prove, what Warden had dis
covered. Santoine held this thought In abey
ance; he would see later how ir
.-becked wish the facts.
Eaton had remained In Seat tip -or
near Seattle eleven days; apparently
and to escape attack during that time,
he had been able to conceal himself
He had been obliged, boss es i-r, in re
veal himself when he took the train;
and as soon as possible a despeiat"
attempt had been made against him,
which, through mistake, had struck
down Santolne Instead of Eaton.
Eaton had taken the train at Se
attle because Santolne svas on It; lie
had done this at great risk to him
self. The poHslblllt leu were that Ea
ton had taken the train to Inform San
tolne of something or U learn nome
thlng from him. Hut Eaton had had
ample opportunity since to inform
Kantolne of anything he wished; and
he had not only not Informed him of
anything, hut had refused consistently
and determinedly to answer any of
Santolne's questions. It was to learn
something from Sanioine, then, that
Eaton had taken the train.
The blind man lurried upon his bed;
he svas finling that events fitted to
gether perfectly. He felt certain now
that Eaton hail gone to Hahriel War
den expecting to get from Warden
some information that lie needed, and
that to prevent Warden's giving; him
this. Warden had been killed. Then
Wnrden's death had caused Santoine
to go to Seattle and take charge of
many of Warden's affairs; Eaton had
thought that the Information which
had been In Warden's possession
might now be In Kantoine's; Eaton,
therefore, had followed Santoine onto
The Inference was plain that some
thing which would have given San
tolne the information Warden had bad
and which Eaton now required had
been brought info Santolne's house
and put In Santolne's safe. It was
to get possession of (his "something"
before It had reached Santolne that
the safe had been forced.
Santoine put out his hand and
pressed a hell. A servant came to
"Will you find Miss Santoine," the
blind man directed, ''find ask her to
The servant withdrew.
Satitoine wailed. Presently the door
again opened, and he heard his daugh
"Have you listed what was taken
from the safe, Harriet?" Santolne
"Not yet. Father."
The blind man thouiiht an instant.
"Harriet, something has been brought
Into the house -or the manner of
keeping something in the house has
been changed within a very few days
- since the time, I think, when the
attempt to run Eaton down with the
motor car was made. What was that
His daughter reflected. "The draff
of the new agreement about the La
Iron properties and the lists of stock
holders In the properties which came
through Mr. Warden's office," she re
plied. "Those were In the s:lfe?"
"Ye.; sou had not given me any In
structions about them, so I had put
them In the other safe; but when I
went to get the correspondence I Kaw i
them there and put them with the1
correspondence In my own safe." !
Santoine lay still.
"Who besides Donald knew that you
did that. Daughter?" he asked.
I "No one."
j "Thank you."
j Harriet recognized this as dismissal
j and went out. The blind nuin felt the
I blood beating fiercely In his temples
! nnd at his finger t lps. It amazed, as-
fr. rf- '-
Have You Listed What Was Taken
From the Safe, Harriet." Santoine
p'tinded him p. .:'
i:i', :!. and all ;i.a
had pr;n.g ! r, 'in tin
recollected lhal i.e
I .at i
n , as,.. I!,.
iad keen vagnels
ot something s'raincd, s,, ae! h : ; ; g
wholly open, in ins relations
those men ss h' se interests had I
most closely allied with I.aironV
had been nothing op.-n. nothing
pabie; it was ,,nls that he had felt
at times In them a k m i w 1 e, 1 e of
some genera! condition governing
tlii'lii svhieii ssais not w holly kiio.su to
hiinstdf. Whoeser Ilia 1 oh ford had seen
svas someone well known to him.
whoso ,,nsiii, n l.-iil I..,.,?-, !
' I' ' ' " - .ei .o . ,ii(i.,i;.
j that speech had failed I'd a r ch ford t'..r
i the moment and he had feared the
effect of the announcement on San
toine. This could have been only the
Some circumstance svhbh Santoine
comprehended only imperfect is as ye.
had forced this man to come out from
behind his agents and to act even at
the risk of revealing himself. It svas
priThably he ss ho. finding I'.latdiford's
presence made revealment Inevitable,
had killed I'da'chford. Eur these clr
cunist an.-es gave Santoine no dew as
to who the man might be. The blind
man tried vainly to gue.ss. The otilv
oiroiimsninoe regarding the man of
sshh-h Santolne nosv fe'r sure was
that he ssas one of the many con
cerned In the I.atron case or svith the
"Whiit time Is It?" the blind man
suddenly asked the nurse.
"It Is nearly noon, Mr. Santolne."
",111 you lease me alone for a few
moments?" he directed.
He listened till he heard the door
close behind tho nurse; then he seized
the private 'phone beside his bed and
called his broker.
"How is the market?" he Inquired.
There svas something approaching
to a panic mi the Htock exchange, it
appeared. Some inoveiuent, arising
frmn causes not yet dear, had dropped
the boltom out of a sc,,ro. of Important
"Hosv is Pad flu Midlands?" San
"It led the decline."
Santoine felt t lie blood in Ida tem
ples. "M. and N. Smelters?" he
"Lhnvu seven points."
, .i -V !.S'ifl
"S. F. and D?"
"Eight points off"
Snntoine's hand, holding the tele
phone, shook in iis agitation; his heid
was hot from the blood rushing
through it, his body was chilled. An
idea so si range, so astounding, so in
credible as It first had come to him
that his feelings refused it though his
reason told him it was the only pos
sible condition which could account
for all the facts, now was being made
all but certain. He named stock after
stock ; all were down serioiislv de
pressed or had been supported only by i
a desperate effort of their chief i
The blind man could write as well j
as any other by following the position i
of the lines with the fingers of his left I
hand. He wrote a short uofe swiftly
now, folded., sealed and addressed it
and handed it to the servant. j
"Have that delivered by a messen- ,
ger at once." he directed. "There j
will be no written answer, I think; j
only something sent back a photo- ;
graph. See that it is brought to me
at once." .
He heard the servant's footsteps
going rapidly assay. He was shaking ;
with anger, horror, resentment; he.
svas almost- not quire sure now of
all that had taken place; of why !
Warden had been murdered, of what
vague shape had moved behind and '
guided all that had happened since, i
He recalled Eaton's voice us he had j
heard It first mi the train at Seattle; :
and now he ssas almost sure -not ;
quite- that he could place that voice.
that he knew svhere he had heard it
-He lay with clenched hands, shak
ing with rage; then by effort of his
svill he put these thoughts assay. The
nurse reminded him again of his need
"I want nothing nos," he said.
"Hase p reads when I wake up.
When the doctor eonies f,. him I am
Kolng to get up today and dress."
iiirned and stretched himself
upon his bed; so. finalls. he slept.
The Man Hunt.
The rolling. ravlne-gulMo.i land
svhere Harriet had left Eaton was
,1-1,11, 1... I tl,l,,L-h- 1 1 1, , ., 1 a . . . l
I - 1 i o . i i t ' iiii imi,', 1 1 ui i 1 1 es a ii, i
ash; the glare from the burning
bridge lighted the ravine for only a
little way; Eaton had gained the bot
tom of the ravine beyond the point
svhere this light would have made him
visible and had made the best speed
he i hi iiloiig It assay from the lights
and sol.-es on the road. This speed
was nor scry great; his s-o, -kinged
feet sank to their ankles n the soft
mud of the ravine; and ssln-n, realiz
ing that he svas leasing a trace easily
to the S-
::!.!. g i's
s ; . , a e r s t
iaiit.-rn bghf. he
; s. !.- and trie 1
je, he found his
Iii :m- da
' . 1 1 s ; : ; ! 1 a g a ' ' i s t
to ! r i e
j W i.oii ho h.ni I,.:,-
! : ::ii ' hr. .. ,p::;l
i : ; i i! he. .1 i o a ill :
':- : r.iik
:' a :niii)
afs up, .a
of As cry
he iv s ;r.f, a; lea-t
hi- pursue, s. he di:
of tho hah and h-,.;
, I i ,
:iot. -,s he had thou.ht,
toe road ; he vv a- I -t
o :' a 1 1 , i '; i : ie : i 1 -: ' 1 ; -,
the lights of the th fee motor
the road and men laoviriu in
of ti.e-e !i'h!-. He SS a s Ce
he had r o-t,; a d the !:u"ire
aiiio; these iie-ri. rui-s-.n:
bosses t-r. appeared to
checked for the moment
neither voice.- nor any urns ,-niei;! in
tin- woods. Kaioii. pai!tini, thre-.v
himself dossn to reiover breath and
St fell L i h To think.
There svas no qm-sn.ui in li.i'on s
mind ss hat his fate ssouhl he if 1 e
j surrendered to. or ssas oa'-iured by.
his pursuers. What he had ivti ::
Saiitoine's study an hour befoi-e ss.n
so unbelU's able, so ,-omplettdy Ullde
moiist rable unless he himself could
prose his story that he felt that he
ssouhl receive no credence. I'dateh
ford, who had seen it in the litit in
the studs, ssas dead; Santoine. svlu
ssouhl hase seen it if he had had es e-,
svas blind. Katon. -till almost stunned
and set wildly excited by that siirlir.
felt only, in the mad confusion of hi
senses, the futility of tellini; sshat he
had seen uides- he ss ere in a position
to prove It. Those opposed to him
would put his statement aside ssith
the mere answer that he ssas lvinu;
the mo.-t charitably inclined won! 1
think only that what In- had been
through had driven him in-ane.
Katon understood that his possibil
ity of escape ssas very small, even If
escape had been Ids only object; hut ;
Kn'on's problem was not one of es- :
cap'1 It was to tind those he pur- ,
sued nud make certain that they were j
captured at the same time he was; 1
and, ns he crouched panting on the j
damp earth, lie was thinkins; only of '
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