Chicago Ledger, v. XLV, no. 18, Saturday, May 5, 1917, [copy 3].
Bateman, E. W.
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The war secret; or, Beyond frozen seas / by E. W. Bateman. Beyond frozen seas.
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CHAPTER L ‘
AD one been passing a cer-
r tain well-kept house in an
' old residence section of
London during the early
‘ days of the great war
set all England in
turmoil, he would have
n gazing from its front
‘ window, on one August afternoon. a stal-
wart young man in the early twenties.
‘ "A likely youngster," he would have
thought. "Young English nohleman, no
doubt, thinking o! doing his bit."
that he would have been mistaken.
Richard Ka maik. young, handsome and
which had broken tell upon Kain-iaik's
In school he had been a noted athlete.
lted from a
had never forgiven the
“slow it had received. He had lived for
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three long years an expatriate: lived in
every crime. suffered many man-making
experiences in trying to target he was
practically a fugitive. but innocent of
any Cl‘ 7112.
Soft lights played over lt'almaik's sit-
ting-monl as he stood by the window
(ll‘E.’ll'l'l'lllg idly of the golden Virginia
summer of his old home. His longing
for that day had been sad and had son-
ened him. his valet soon attested
when he summoned him or supper. Be-
lng African in truth. and Virginia-raised.
Rufus Johnson. valet extraordinary, was
likewise 2!. weather barometer of the Kal-
lt Rufus scurried. the
decorous English servants kept out
ght. t the household
breathed freely and went its “a
“C‘ap‘n. you she better come Kit YO’
dinner.“ admonished Rule. with the free-
dom oi the American .-errant. "lt'a git-
dt. I ‘rises
tin‘ col’. en bersides, you gwine to 'dress
dat Jography sassiety ‘buut nine o'cltyek."
Kalmaik looked up with a smile at
Rufus. who had been as is often the
case with Southerners, his boyhood play-
“I was lust thinking, Rufe. how the
bass would be biting in old Talmage
Lake on a. da ke this one has been."
Rufe himself looked glum at this.
'‘.Yes' de same, n, we ain't there, en
yo‘ supper ain't hardly iitten ter ea
when it's hot. wid dat Frenchie cookin'
on to come right now."
Xvithout interest Kalnlaik (allowed the
advice. and then dressed for a lecture.
He remembered in a dull sort of way he
had promised to address the Geograph-
ical Society upon the tormationa he had
found in the southern Andes Mountains.
lie ordered his motor car. and was
soon dashing thru the streets of the
great English city on the way to the
modest hall where the famous bod)’ was
to meet an hear him lecture. lie was
nearing the place when he suddenly tel’,
his car swerve sharply, crash into some.
thing and then stop. There had been a
slight accident. his chauffeur evplained
in a moment. on account of the slippery
pavement. The tire in front had been
ripped on the curb. Would monsl ‘ll'
wait in the car or walk about tor on -‘n
minutes or so’!
Kali-naik chose the latter. for -he had
been in the house for the greater part
of the day. There was a small but well-
liizhted public park near. and he strode‘
on‘ in that direction, thinking to take
‘ walk over its winding paths.
was near the entrance. when his
eye fell‘ idfy upon one or the old type of
-nglish houses near.
a builder was mildly
studied its queer lines and overhanging
upper story for a moment. lie noted
vaguely that only one light in the en-
tire building burn one in that sec-
ond story which had looked so quaint.
Then, as he looked, it was suddenly
snuffed out, and the air was torn by a.
Just once that cry came, but it seemed
to split the night air like the call or a
trumpet. Kalmaik. startled. looked up