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VOL. XXVll. NO. 7.
A TELL-TALE SCAR
Oath-Bound to u lilloman--ll Mys-
' terious Visit--The Srunge Trial
of u Lover’s faith.
o By col.oNEi. l>l>.EN-rlss INGRAHAM.
"You have vowed that you love me. Donald Gt'aY.‘f
a zlin, C este,"
your honor and all else that
do,, but what means this
strange Questioning. Celeste. and
your seeking me out here in my
“O! m)’ love for You?
"Yes. Of 8. love that
ut you to the test, Don-
knows . no
’ H V llJEillEL’S culistf
A Tale of for Singapore Told by the
While a. strange feeling of unrest riulched at his heart.
ngl r , .
taking his hat, hastily left his bachelor quarters,
int: rapidly along the deserted streets, for It was 2
t was a. couple at hours later that he returned to his
rooms. Etl brightly lighted, for he had i. them so
when he hurried out, and upon his lace was a troubled
aking a large package trorn his pocket he looked it
t drawer at is desk. and
Wn found him. his hat pulled down over
strange excitement that he was in me‘
n r bat
ing the wound together with adhesive nla .
“Why It i '1--an What a. night to live through."
he muttered. turning to the tlnnr my he heard a. knock.
AS the 11001‘ W33 Dpened two officers of the law stepped
commenced it, and pus
annexed it; Ind
Single Copier B
Third l‘iiute--fute's Mystery and
Love's Power--A Startling End.
It isn't my yarn at all I-y rights: the second mate
The Mother Curvy was not a ship to proud
never knew anyone to blow about belonging to her. not
ke man. We had
who had chartered us
could wire Instructions. -,
n ties eration. our lleopie wired
us to go to Singapore In ballast and
doubt a. love that will are any 5" G“ 0" "‘ “""'5" “W” we
Y“ ' h an
“Yes in rm to the test," and I :i.‘"“:“'Z‘hf0 “““’9 T “'5 Y
' V A Rrnvll unmas-
3?? mm =m‘l:;ltlf:ro)r‘-9 Hlolflll facsmeg, ter there h d a. daughter Her ti t
with grave [ace anaiqulvering lips, nip??? oneryozltllioe clays has‘;
“led ’" "'1 '1 3 W9“““5 second will be the anrne as e
look, which then he (lid not l.IlIdei'- mo '
stand. but which all came vividly
she hesitated, and
nved [0 do
she shrunk rom, she, placed
e table a folded paper and
"This in the test-sign your name
here without reading what is writ-
mate came to my cabin to smoke
"liver been to Singapore?" he
' ' ' 1 Mid: "nevr went rur-
ther than Calculla thtt way. Have
ten nhove." U
":l'alll::‘i"ls at strange request, Miss 1 ..‘ 95$. swml; .13.“ be
‘;'rhc<n on rear to keep your "5 fcem" ”‘,,Fly":“"‘,“ "'
bath just m :1 to me"' ..Tm,m ‘O .. E
‘I fear not me ere my .5 ,.
me to what Celeste Duvaii 99 ‘o"“‘"f;‘Tf" I W‘ "‘a‘ "‘”"‘
unread Duper, when, Im
den lmpulsc. she Ei'a!Ded his hand
o, no, no! I will not ask it."
"As you please; though 1 am will.
int! to n." ’
For a moment the Mood‘ her face
eolorless, her torrn quivering, and
then, with an eirort at aeit>com-
mund, said sti:-rnly: .
“Remember. you will he oath-
bound to me if you ai n.“
‘ nd I
"Sign!" she said, aharpty, and she
ir a into her
the p n and write his very strik-
ing autograph. .
As he did so she rec-led and fell
heavily upon the liner ere he could
8I1l'lnK to her aid.
He raised the limp [arm and
never again since-but I’ll tell that
l was something like A cnlseye,
can't throw it away. n.1 eve,-
sinoe I've had it it's brought noth.
ing but bad luck.
"1 was on the snrdanapaiua
n I had the stone m-st- we
My next shin n 1 oath.
om: the cargo caught fire or:
e Pernambuco an “R9,,
ising with a married look she by 0 tr, , 1,“ Royal
cr : Tiils'li b thi n t l
"I fainted and !c‘li’.'l"' I ve I: fin! r,p 112%];
"Yes, t you are a r nnw." u [hg -1, 1,,
‘fAnd you read that paper lthi Q I D V 3“ “’“5h “”
was (‘on-xcious so now re rim ",.. or "How did you come m.. I
y ur oath," and her race wo e n - j- r- asked’ beginning. I confvsya‘ m (M
I cannot fathom for not at‘)
e my wire and now to
rooms and bind me to you
and alum.) p
by name my.ter-
ioua oath." ‘
"I have but ynu to the tent and have found You , "nu
an steel-all I link or you In to trust me." and she turned
r m st to allow him to accompany . e
lchell heI'diRlDDEBf In the darkness,
trust I P u0Ud‘by, and God bless you, for I must gu
home now," -
“Y u are a strange enigma. to me tonight. Celtite. one‘
Ciemember you will be oath bound to me it you sign.‘
nuirltly into the room, one or them haying aterniy:
“Mr. Gray, 1 arrest you on the charge or murder!"
or Donald Gray little was known in the eastern city
where he had made his hi me the year prior to the mid-
(Contlnued on page two)
a. Hit e uneasy.
' wa a ram go," answered the
econd. and 1 don't much like
talking about it. lxat, 2 added.
er a moment’: relloclion.
tell you, in case anything halanans
to me there." And he nodded
- ahead, where lay singapore.
‘ ''The last [in I wt; 1 ere." he
a ;v:i;t‘on. gran nmuck, it wan one or Llhby's‘liners I
‘h XLAGYI ou knuw what they are. Ration: acct) ding
7 CL uch r m as on can p on a mos-
quitos left eyelid. so wh ' nt ashore with oupie
of dollars I’ rubbed from the skipper. I dlun‘t want much
up bottle of Hamburg square-face so n d
the trick: and before I knew where I was I found mysell
halt-seas over ‘
barracks where I'd got the atul'f‘,"ln the dnytlme respgco
table merchants’ depots, at night lull grog-shop
waa in one or those shantiec back or the garrison‘
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