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(‘arm-r or lrlany sn ah t-rar sman. . .
The nigiit was still and young yet and there was certainly no need to hurry things,
urrnlng s nan . el
, . so far some moments he stood before the fire W hl
' r taint ilre was still burning. It soeined strangely tillent In the old house. now, that ‘ s
T 7 i . ho (l can the noise or the storm: the ticking of the tall clviwk ny the stall‘ -
, ticelnvd to he singularly loud. He proceeded with caution towards the lrciilnce, know. i
‘ ’ lng (mm experience that polished iioorn had been known to wreck the adventurous ‘ .
v - Or
. V - t, (-359 and comfort in the pleasant atmosphere after his Vllzll on the (‘(tIii6-r. g .
"come, come. this wont do, Bill." he i-ernarkeri to himself, as he found hlniselr al‘
F must notltling. "Yd disgrace the profession it they were to come in lhe rnorntnir and
9 . tind mo round asleep on the rug, rye heartliell oi’ such things. Gel I1 mine on, old
. . man. Fl-om [he look: at things this promises hne pickirl s."
iir rnst a spet:ulallx'e ook around him as it meditating what his nrst 519)’! should he.
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ay ERNEST be Lnliczv Plsnson. .umui“ii’;‘i.,,;‘"i.t‘i.......‘$2.? “T5 "’r:E.n 9: “'P,.'?‘'’ h‘,‘'“". 1:“); "" “V W" ,
. , - l - ’ rig
aiuthor of "A Slave of Circumstances,"
int: n sense of ,
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“A Bargain m Souls. a door and peering in. "The study. Let's!-lave it look over Ihe premi is ht-rt-J’ . A
, ‘ s hlgh panelled room almost barely iui-nished -
nut torn Iew hook cases and some leather-covered rhalrs and is desk.
[CH AFTER L t "This looks like busim:-as," remarked Mr. silvers '-The 1zt>n!'s nrii-rite r-mrr, 1 pre- --
' . sumv. and if that's the case he must keel) dollars about." Then he .'n'v vent to an ‘
AN L N"ITED GUEST. - on for he saw the Ir nl 0! a safe R91 ln the wall that was pnlnleyl so like lhe rest. ‘
of the panelling ss hardly to be dislingulshe r . t
4‘ est." he remarked iaconlcally. "No Iacklli-ii: that: i am‘! fixed for it. but f
w h was one of the old. I
night with the snow taliinir heavily. Here on the einlmnkn1t>l'it rs r
n it was particularly dreary tor the wind train the river sent this is more in my line," as he inserted a Wedge in the desk.“
‘mg in edd)'i;lK Eu: 5 I - I
(med kind “lih a lid-and
at . recs t sieneil In tie light 1
i 1 i ,the' electric lamp stoodaman niut- Z I - tilrkod no I Snlull roll or gold ,
f]ed"n‘g shaggy overcoat purring . tiieres. ,2, v , ,
‘y onva cl or. V ' Counting them our in his fl v.
‘hour or more he gers. one extiairnt-ri. disgustedly: ‘
stood there ilently. as in1,m0"3ble e e "Say. 1 better take to brltck layliiz "“""t
on post agatns w it wnuld P317 better on lllh s '. J‘
leaned only raising his end- "W i " Fur er 1-xt‘xlrL‘h re- I t
1 And then (I: Casja look at the great .' VPZIled no niois molie). so . iii. - s .
house hetoi-e him where no ' cal’ ' - curse arhis hard look he rolled ‘ g,
Zia single light zlimms.-it-d from an r t gold at ylece 1 psi - ‘I
, V Y 1. upper window. round in the drawer and thrust the -d
‘ , what kept him on that cold t‘ar- A package int is great tout poo ei. ant
r in the deserted street when . T i k lid drnliiiml wit -2. , ,t
e ei-y n - as not sciteiy in . hang. slipping irnni his hrnunibt-cl ,
1 doors was hurrying home? Eusiv . zingers. at the some time he heard . : -
ness and t nleas had bro t a creaking sound without in the S
r Stliers there and tr 1 the1m- . hall. . ‘ ‘ V
V rallence he was beglnn nix torn . ’ H “OH We “MM ho” mm , .
J I st he was anxious that the bus- enough," as he glided towards the ' i .
. :1 door, lirst taking cure to shut tho
slide or his lantern. . '
ills tears had llecn in valn, tor
ihere was no one in t e hall. .
,"“‘hxt an old scare rat I'm set-
ting to be, snywn he n
,ne gruinbled to hiinsiolt. "1 only , wllh achuvkl '1 my and
, ' .hope that it'll -pay me e to dim; . '. tor Ihls sort or work. so in the fu-
r V, trouble. Looks "K9 R V“ l‘‘" " .. 1 re i ll lo is it to younger hands." ,
. :1. sho . but you never can tell. It‘:
‘.?ll‘e 2[K‘s9aslnl‘le:()gl"‘ with his car at t e
keyhole he listened tor all)‘ sound
wit in. . t
“This looks as it it wns gains 0
be a sort thing.‘ he muimed ‘O
have helonged to R cowboy. '
‘'’I no riace (or sent: 1
>tall(," and, Wllh (helm words he
A h, neli. "But es: 1 nnnt crow - r it at E bri=k place lolltards the
“Mn no played my hood." street leading iro i th i r, 0;
Mon gsntlemo o R like mission et en storrintz to so Mr slivers A
onld a e n no until earl was going to folio“ him or ot.
morning before engaging on a all m e is way almost on t e m
an em prise, ul. titers nieimi: wit R oping anlmalrllke gait. .
to ma e e as: the norm. ‘ . ” pausing tor a mom ton th to -
rid he was already wrnk trom lhH' You have had good news- her of an avenue as it to get his
cold and nnxio to ave it er (, V heart - ‘ a n '
ith. He found one window that . I ' - i at such 3 rate that Mr stivers had
seemed ,0 me, ,, ,,..,.,.i nppormnlly and had ins-t begun to work on it when an ‘unusual trouble in keeping up with hlm. Finally he darled into an alley, and, stopping be-
an rid e s lm to pause and look around him anxiously. torn n tall building, in front or whlvh a red light was feebly burning, he knocked in a.
s e onl .raw tho gnunt limbs or lhg trees above swsylng.ln the wind and heard no r way. The door opened almost immediately and passing through a dump and
the mm D the mm. min“, what was that white thing in the middle or the lawn that ftlulrnmt-lllng hall. he pushed open a door at the iurther e .
). seemed m mow? - The place must have been strange to stivers. tor he looked around him curiously.
- A Poo i it was nothing but Ihe fountain covered with snow and naked with ice. it WHE R long, low felllngcd room. in whicnthey iound themselves and ha t one tl e
. "I'm getting to be it cmvzlrd in my old age." he grumbled, as he went hack to his (“o'l4ll‘lIlly been is billiard saloon train the marks of the old rue racks left on the dingy
" ' work. No sound art->r that came to disturb him and he soon had the satisinrtioii ol wulln. t ntorvaln were certain hox-like compartments such as my be found in is
. seeing the “'Indo“‘ open and stepped hastily into the hall, Carefully closing the sash low rhisn or English chop houses and each contained one or more patrons, male and
. : ' be in B gmall porket lantern and dashed B on . Itwltllali‘. who were norotising noisily. Therehdnpened to he one which contained only
4 , it was a. vast hail. one might have drlven a. carriage through it with ease. The -it niti.-, occupant asleep. and he was liundled unceremoniously out on the door by;
polished noor was covered with rugs lhntbespoke the good taste at the owner while the tlwnrf, and they took possession. - V".
- "bit! you know it was me, Abner?" asked Stivei-s, as lie took a. sip at the glass; 1
; genie: of black oak lined the walls and on one side aloud 3 great rireplace where h
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