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The trnvclors broke the long journey
at Mellnnbad, nnd Virginia's study of
trulns had timed their arrival In Kron
burg for the morning of the birthday
eve, early enough for the first cere
mony of the festivities, the unveiling
by the emperor of a statue of Ithnetlu
In the Leopoldplatz, directly In front
of the Ilohenlangenwnld hotel.
Virginia looked forward to seeing the
emperor from her own windows, us,
according to her calculation, there was
an hour to spare, but nt the station
they were told by the driver of tho
carriage sent to meet them that, tho
crowd In the Btreets being already very
great, he feared It would bo a tedious
undertaking to get through. Some of
the thoroughfares wcro closed for traf
fic. Ho would have to go by a round
about way and In any case could not
reach the main entrance of the hotel.
At best ho would havo to deposit his
passeugcrs and their luggage at a side
entrance In a narrow street.
As the carriage started, from far
away came a burst of martial music
a military band playing the national
air which the chamois hunter had
heard a girl sing behind a closed door
The shops were all shut, would bo
shut until the day after tomorrow, but
their windows were unshuttered and
gayly decorated to add to the bright
ness of tho scene. Strange old shops
displayed the marvelous chased silver,
tho jeweled weapons and gorgeous em
broideries from tho fur eastern prov
inces of Rhaetla. Splendid new shops
rivaled the best of the Uue de la Palx
In Paris. Gray mediaeval buildings
made wonderful backgrounds for dra
pery of crimson and bluo and garlands
of blazing flowers. Modern buildings
of purple red porphyry and the famous
honey yellow marble of Uhaetla flut
tered with Hags, and above all, In tho
heart of the town, between old and
new, rose the Castle Rock. Virginia's
pulses beat as she saw tho homo of
Leopold for the first time, and she was
proud of its plcturesqueness, Its riches
and grandeur, as If she had somo right
In It too.
Ancient narrow streets and wide now
streets were alike arbors of evergreen
and brllllaut blossoms. Prosperous
citizens In their best, Inhabitants of tho
poorer quarters and stalwart peasants
from the country elbowed and pushed
each other good naturedly as they
streamed toward the Leopoldplatz.
Handsome people they wcro, the girl
thought, her heart warming to them,
and to her It seemed that tho very
air tingled with expectation. She be
lieved that sho could feel tho mag
netic thrill In It even If she were
blind and deaf and could hear or sec
nothing of the excitement.
"We must be In time! Wo shall bo
In time!" she said to herself. "I shall
lean out from my windows and see
But at the hotel, which they did
finally reach, the girl had to bear a
keen disappointment. With many apol
ogies the landlord explained that he
had done his very best for Lady Mow
bray's party when ho received their
letter a fortnight before and that he
had allotted them a good suit, with
balconies overlooking the river at the
back of the house quite a Venetian ef
fect, as her ladyship would find. But
ns to rooms at the front Impossible!
All had liecn engaged fully six weeks
In advance. One American millionaire
was paying a thousand gulden solely
for an hour's use of a small balcony,
today for tho unveiling and again to
morrow for the street procession. Vir
ginia was pale with disappointment.
"Then I'll go down into the crowd and
tako my chance of seeing something,"
she said to her mother when they had
been shown Into handsome rooms sat
isfactory In everything but situation.
"I must hurry or there'll be no hope."
"My dear child, Impossible for you
to do such a thing!" exclaimed the
grand duchess. "I can't think of allow
ing It. Fancy what a crush there will
be all sorts of creatures trampling
on each other for places. Besides, you
could see nothing."
"Oh. mother," pleaded the princes
hi her softest, sweetest voice, the voice
sho kept for extreme emergencies of
cajoling. "I couldn't bear to stay shut
up hero while that music plays and the
crowds shout themselves hoarse for
my emperor. Besides, It's tho most
curious thing I feel as If a voice kept
calling to mu that I must be there.
Miss Portman and I'll take care of
each other. You will let me go, won't
Of course the grand duchess yielded,
her one stipulation being thut the two
should keep close to the hotel, and the
princess urged her reluctant companion
away without waiting to hear her
mothcr'H last counsels.
Their rooms were on the first floor,
and tbw girl turned eagerly down the
broad flight of marble stairs, Miss
Portmau following dutifully tioii her
They could not get out by way of the
front door, for people had paid for
standing room there and would not
yield an Inch, even for an Instant,
while tho two or" three steps below
and the broad pavement In front were
AS ehfcJOJ" hlnnlrnf'
Matters began to look hopeless, but
Virginia would not bo daunted. They
tried tho side entrance nnd found It
free, tho Btreet Into which It led being
comparatively empty, hut just beyond,
where It ran Into the great open
square of the Leopoldplatz, there was
a solid wall of sightseers.
"We might as well go back," said
M s Portnmn, who had none of tho
p-l'iepss' keenness for the undcrtnk
u. She was tired after the Journey
a id for herself would rather have hod
11 ?up of tea than see fifty emperors
unveil as many statues by celebrated
""Oh. no!" cried Virginia. "We'll get
to the front somehow sooner or later,
even If we're taken off our feet. Look
nt that man Just ahead of us. Ho
(!o'sn't mean to turn back. lie's not
a nice mnn, but he's terribly deter
mined. Let'R keep close to him nnd
see what he means to do; then maybe
we shall be able to do It ns well."
Miss Portman glanced nt tho person
Indicated by a noil of tho princess'
head. Undismayed by the mass of hu
man beings that blocked tho Leopold
platz n few ynrds ahead, ho walked
rapidly along without the least hesita
tion, lie had tho air of knowing ex
actly what he wanted to do nnd how
to do It. Even Miss Portman, who
had no Imagination, saw this by his
back. The set of tho head on the
shoulders was singularly determined,
nnd the walk revealed n consciousness
of Importance accounted for perhaps
by the gray and crimson uniform which
might be that of some official order.
On the sleek black head was n large
cocked hat. adorned with an eagle's
feather, fastened In place by a gaudy
Jewel, nnd this hat was pulled down
very far over the face.
"Perhaps he knows that they'll let
him through." mild Miss Portman. "lie
seems to be 11 dignitary of some sort.
We can't do better. If you're deter
mined to go mi. thnu keep near him."
"He has the nlr of being ready to
die," whispered Virginia, for they were
close to the man now.
"How can you tell? We haven't seen
his face," replied tho other In tho same
"No. But look nt tho back of his
neck nnd his ears."
Miss Portnmn looked and gave a lit
tle shiver. Sho would never have
thought of observing It If her atten
tion had not been called by the prin
cess. But It was true. Tho back of
the man's neck nnd his ears were of a
ghastly yellow white.
"Horrid!" sho ejaculated. "He's
probably dying of some contagious dis
ease. Do let's get away from him."
"No, no," said Virginia. "He's our
only hope. They're going to let him
pnss through. Listen." .
Miss Portmnn listened, but as she
understood only such words of Rhae
tlnn ns she had picked up In the last
few weeks she could merely surmise
that ho was ordering tho crowd out of
his way because he had a special mes
sago from tho lord chancellor to the
The human wnll opened. The man
darted through, and Miss Portmnn was
dragged after him by tho princess. So
close to him had they kept that they
might easily be supposed to be under
his escort, nnd, In any case, they pass
ed before there was time to dispute
their right of way.
"It must bo the secretary of Herr
Koffmau, tbu new burgomnster," Vir
ginia heard ono mnn say to another,
"and those ladles nro with him."
On and on through the crowd passed
the man In gray and crimson, oblivious
to the two women who were using him.
There waB something about that dis
agreeable back of his which proclaim
ed him a man of but one Idea at a
time. Close to the front line of spec
tators, however, there came a check.
"We ain't do better."
People wcro vexed at the audacity of
the girl and the elderly woman nnd
would havo pushed them back, but at
the critical second the bluo nnd silver
uniformed band of Itbaetla's crack
regiment, tho Imperial Life guards,
struck up an air which told that tho
emperor was coming. Promptly tho
Bmall group concerned forgot Its griev
ance In excitement, crowding together
bo that Virginia was pressed to the
front, nnd only Miss Portman was
pushed ruthlessly luto the background.
The poor lady raised a feeble protest
In English which nobody heeded unless
I It were tho man wh" ' "dvprtentlY
nited as pioneer. At her shrill out
burst he turned quickly, ns ir startled
by the sudden cry. and Virginia was
so close to him that her chin almost
touched his shoulder For the first
time sho had a glimpse of his face,
which matched tho yellow wax of his
neck lu pallor.
The gltl shrank nwny from him In
voluntarily. "What a dentil's head,"
sho thought "a sly, wicked face nnd
awful eyes! He looked frightened, 1
Assured that the sharp cry did not
concern hhn, tho man turned to tho
front again, and, having obtained his
object a place In the foremost rank of
the crowd, with one Incidentally for
the princess he proceeded to tako
from his breast a roll of parchment
tied with narrow ribbon and sealed
with n largo red seal. As he drow It
out and rearranged his coat his hand
trembled. It, too. was yellow white.
The fellow seemed to havo no blood In
Virginia, standing now shoulder to
shoulder with the man In gray and
crimson, had Just time to feel a stir
ring of dislike and perhaps curiosity
when a great cheer arose from thou
sands of throats. The square rang
with a roar of loyal acclamation. Men
waved tall huts, soft hats and green
peasant hats with feathers. Beautiful
ly dressed women grouped on tho high
decorated balconies waved handker
chiefs or scattered roses from glided
ibnskets. Women In gorgeous .costumes
Ifrom faroIT provinces held up half
frightened, half laughing children, and
then a white tlguro on n white charger
came riding Into tho square under tho
'triumphal nrch wreathed with flags
Other figures followed men In uni
forms of green and gold nnd red ou
coal black horses yet Virginia paw
'only tho white figure, shining, wondcr
'fui. Under tho glittering helmet of steel,
iwlth Its gold eagle, tho dark face waH
cleai cut ns a cameo, and tho eyes
(Were bright with a proud light. To
the crowd he was tho emperor, a flue,
'popular, brilliant young man, who
ruled his country better thnu It had
ibeen ruled yet by one of his house nnd,
above nil, provided many n pleaslug
Lpcctaclo for the people, but to Vir
ginia he was far more an ideal Sir
Galahad or a St. George strong and
ibrnve to slay all dragon wrongs which
'might threaten his wide land.
"What If ho should never lovo mo?"
was the ono sharp thought which pierc
ed her pride of him.
The people were proud, too, ns he sat
there controlling the white wnr horse.
with Its gold and silver trnpplngs, tho
crusted Jewels of many orders spar
kling on his brenst, while he saluted
his subjects in his soldier's way.
For a moment there was n pause,
Bave for a shouting, which rose nnd
rose again. Then he alighted, where
upon Important looking meu with rib
bons and decorations came forwnrd,
Ibowlng, to receive the emperor. The
ceremony of unveiling tho statue of
llthaetla was about to begin.
1 To reach the great crimson drnjied
platform on which ho was to stand
ithe emperor must pnss within n few
'yards of Virginia. His gaze flashed
over tho gay crowd. What If It Bhould
rest upon her? The girl's heart wiis
!in her throat. She could feel It beat
ing there, and for a moment the tall
(white figure was lost In a mist which
'dimmed her 'eyes.
( She hud forgotten how she enmo to
this place of vantage, forgotten the
pale man In gray and red to whom she
owed her good fortune, but suddenly,
while her heart was at Its loudest and
(the mist before her eyes nt Its thick
est, she grew conscious again of his
existence, poignantly conscious of his
close presence. So near her he stood
that a quick start, n gathering of his
muscles for a spring, shot like an elec
trie message through her own body,
, The mist was burnt up In the flume
lof n strange enlightenment, a clarity of
vision which showed not only the
hero of tho dny, the throng and the
'wax white man beside her, but some
thing which was In the soul of that
man ns well.
"He Is going to kill the emperor!"
It wus us if n voice spoko the words
In her enr. She knew now why she
had struggled to win this place, why
she had succeeded, what she bad to do
,or die In falling to do.
Leopold was not half a dozen ynrds
away and was coming nearer. No one
but Virginia suspected evil. She alone
had felt tho thrill of a 'tnurderor's
nerves, the tense spring of his mus
cles. She alone guessed what tho roll
of parchment hid.
"Now now!" tho voice seemed to
whisper again, and she had no fear.
While the crowd shouted wildly for
"Unser Leo!" 11 mnn In gray and red
leaped, catlike, at tho white figure that
advanced. Something sharp and bright
flashed out from a roll of parchment,
'catching tho sun lu a streak of steely
I Leopold saw, but not In time to
swerve. Tho crowd shrieked, rushed
'forward too lute, and tho blade would
have drunk his ltfo had not the girl
who had felt all, seen all, struck up
the urm before It fell.
, The rest was darkness for her. Sho
knew ouly thut Bho was sobbing and
that the great square, with Its crowded
'balconies, Its ropes of green, Its wav
ing flags, seemed to collapse upon her
and blot her out
It was Leopold who caught her as
sho swayed, mid while the people surg
ed around the thwarted murderer the
jemperor sprang up the steps of the
jgrent crimson platform with the girl
jagulust his heart.
It was her blood that stained the
pure white of his uniform, the blood
'from her urm, wounded In his defense.
;And, holding her up, he stood dominat
ing tho crowd.
Down there nt the foot of tho steps
the man in gray and red was Uko a
Bpent fox among tho hounds, nnd Leo
pold's people In the fury of their rage
would hnvo torn him lu pieces ns the
hounds tour tho fox despite tho cor
Ulon of police thut gathered round htm,
'but the voice of tho emporor bade his
subjects fall back.
"My people shall not be nssnsslns!"
ho cried to them. "Let the lnw deal
with the madmnii. It Is my will. Look
nt mo nllve and unhurt. Now give
your cheers for the lady who has
saved my life, and the ceremonies shall
Three cheers hnd he said? They
gave three times three nnd bade fair
to split the skies with shouts for the
emperor. While women laughed mid
I BWJH u " ijfttftMiinwi'iw""111"1"11
"Let the law deal with the madman."
wept and nil eyes wcro upon that noblo
pair ou the red platform something
limp nnd gray was hurried out of sight
nnd off to prison. On n signal the na
tional anthem lcgan. The voices of
the pcoplo Joined tho brass Instru
ments. All Ivronburg was singing or
asking "Who Is sho?" of tho girl nt
the emperor's Bide.
m chapter sivm
2T Is those In tho thick of
UMlllU IIU Willi uliui-
ward tell least about It,
and to the princess thoso
five minutes moments
tho most tremendous,
the moat vltnl of her life were after
ward lu memory1 like u dream.
She hud seen that a man wns ghast
ly pale: sho had caught a gleam of
fear In his eye; sho had felt a tigerish
quiver run through his framo ns the
crowd pressed him against her. In
stluct nnd lovo had told her tho rest
and tnught her how to act.
Vaguely sho recalled later that she
had thrown herself forward and struck
up the knife. An Impression of that
kulfo ns the light gleamed on It alone
wns clear. Sickening, she had thought
of the dull sound It would mnkc lu
falling, of the blood that would spout
from a rent In tho white coat iinioiig
the Jeweled ortlci'u Sho had thought,
as one thinks in dying, of existence I
n world empty of Leopold, and she hi
known that unless hu could ho saved
her one wish was to go out of tin
world with him.
More than this Mie had not thought
or known. What she did was done
scnrco.y by her own volition, and she
seemed to wnko with ti start nt lust,
to hear -herself sobl lug and to feel the
throb, throb, of a hot patu in her urm,
A hundred hnnds uot quick enough
to save, yet quick enough to follow the
lead given by her hnd fought to seh.e
tho man In gray nnd stop n seeon '
blow. They had borne hhn away,
while, ns for Virginia, her work done,
she forgot everything nnd every one
Reviving, she had heard him speak
to the crowd and told herself dreamily
that were she dying his voice could
bring her back If he called. Sho even
listened to each word that rang out
like a cathedral bell above the babel.
Still he held her, and when the cheers
came she scarcely understood that
they were for her as well as for Leo
pold, the emperor. Afterward, the ne
cessity for public action over, he bent
his head close enough to whisper,
"Thank you," and then for Virginia
every syllabic was clear.
"You are the bravest woman alive,"
he said. "I had to keep them from
killing the rufllnii, but now I can
speak to you alone. I thank you for
what you did with my whole heart,
and I pray heaven you're not seriously
"No, not hurt and very happy," the
princess answered, hardly knowing
what she said. She felt like a soul re
leased from Its body, floating In blue
ether. What could It mutter If that
body ached or bled? Leopold was
safe, and she hnd saved him.
Ho pointed to her sleeve. "Tho knife
struck you. Your arm's bleeding, aud
the wouud must be seen Immediately
by my own surgeon. Would that I could
go with you myself, but duty keeps
me here. You understand that. Barou
von Lyndal aud his wife will at once
take you home, wherever you mny be
"But I would rather stop and see
the rest," Bald Virginia. "I'm quite
well now, not even weak, and I can
go down to my friend"
"If you're able to stop, It must bo
here with me," nnswered Leopold.
"After tho borvlce you have dono for
mo nud for the country It Is your
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