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The moods of Baroness von Lyndal
concerning grim old Schloss Krcltstcln
had vnried mnny times during lier
years of residence by the lake. Some
times she pleased hcrsolf by reflecting
that the great man who had slighted
her lived in less luxury than she had
attained by her excellent marriage.
Again, the thought of the ancient line
age of tho present Count von Breltsteln
filled her "with envy, and of toner than,
all the feeling that the "old grizzly
bear" could crouch In his den and
watch sncerlugly everything which
happened at Lyndalberg got upon the
lady's nerves. She could have scream
ed and shakcu her flst nt the dark mass
of rock and stone across the water,
but after the birthday ball and during
the first days of Leopold's visit nt her
house she often threw a whimsical
glance at the grim silhouette against
the northern sky and smiled.
"Can you sec, old bear?" she would
ask gayly. "Are you spying over there?
Do you think yourself all wise and all
powerful? Do you see what's In my
mind now, and do you guess partly
why I've taken all this trouble? Aro
you racking your brain for some way
of spoiling my little plans? But you
can't do It, you know. It's too late.
There's nothing you can do except sit
still and growl and glare at your own
claws, which a woman, has clipped.
How do you like the outlook, old bear?
Do you Ho nwako at night and study
how to save your scheme for tho em
peror's marriage? All your grumpy old
life you've despised women, but now
you're beginning at last to find out
that, powerful as you are, there are
some things a woman with tact and
money, nice houses and a good natured
husband can do which the highest
statesman in the land can't undo.
How soon shall I make you admit that,
Thus the baroness, standing at her
drawing room window, would amuse
herself In odd moments when she was
not arranging original and elaborate
entertainments for her guests. And
she congratulated herself particularly
on having had the forethought to In
vite Egon von Breltsteln, tho chancel
lor's half brothel".
There was a barrier of thlrty-slx
years' difference In age between the
two, and they had never been friends
In the true sense of tho word, for Uiq
old man was temperamentally unablb'
to sympathize with the tastes or un
derstand the temptations of tho young
er brother, and the younger man was
mentally unable to appreciate the qual
ities of the elder.
Nevertheless it was rumored at court
that Iron Heart had more than once
used the guy and good looking captain
of cavalry for a catspaw In pulling
some very big and hot chestnuts out of
the fire. At nil events, "Handsome
Egon" (so known among his followers),
"tho chancellor's Jackal" (thus nick
named by his enemies), would have
found difficulty In keeping up appear
ances without tho allowance granted
by his powerful half brother. Tho 111
assorted pair were often In communi
cation, nnd the baroness liked to think
that news fresh from Lyndalberg must
sooner or later be wafted like a wind
blown scent of roses across the water
to Schloss Breltsteln.
She was still less displeased than sur
prised, therefore, when, the emperor
having been three days at Lyndalberg,
with two more days of his visit to run,
an urgent message arrived for Captain
von Breltsteln from his brother.
Poor old Lorenz was wrestling with
his enemy, gout. It appeared, and wish
ed for Egon's Immediate presence.
Such n summons could not be neg
lected. Egon's whole future depended
upon his half brother's caprice, ho hint
ed to the baroness In asking leave to
desert her pleasant party for a few
hours. So of course she sent the chan
cellor her regrets, with the baron's,
and Egon went off charged with a
friendly message from tho emperor as
When the captain of cavalry had set
out from Lyndalberg to Schloss Brelt
steln by tho shortest way across the
lake In a smart little motor boat
promising to be back In time for din
ner nnd a concert, tho baroness spout
all her energy In getting up an Im
promptu riding party, which would
give Leopold the chance of another
tcte-n-teto with Miss Mowbray.
Already many such chances had becu
arranged, so cleverly as not to excite
gossip, and if the flirtation, destined
by tho hostess to disgust Leopold with
his chancellor's matrimonial projects,
did not ndvnucc by leaps and bounds
It wns certulnly not tho fault of Baron
ess von Lyndal.
"Egon hns been told to use his eyes
and ears for all they're worth at Lyn
dalberg, nud now he's called upon to
hnnd In his llrst report," she said to
herself when the younger Von Bruit
stein was off on his mission across the
But for once, at least, the "chan
cellor's Jackal" was wronged by un
just suspicion. He arrived nt Schloss
Breltsteln Ignorant of his brother's mo
tive In sending for him. though he
shrowdly suspected It to bo something
quite different from the one alleged
Tho chancellor was In his study, a
deep windowed tower room, with
walls book llued neurli to the 1
DCaniL'Q ceiling. n ml tiur- -
budget of letters when Egon wns nt).
nounced, nnd If ho were really ill ho
did not betray his suffering. The
square face, with Its beetling brows,
eyes of somber flro and forehead im
pressive as n cathedral dome, showed
no new lines grnven by pain.
"Sit down, Egon," ho said abruptly,
tearing In half an envelope stamped
wlllt the head of Httngaria's king,
'I'll lie ready for you in n moment"
T''.t young man took tho lenst un
comfortable chnlr In tho room, which
from his pulnt of view wns to say lit
tle In Its favor, because tho newest
piece of furniture there had been made
a hundred years before tho world un
derstood tlinv lounging wns not n
crime. Over tho high stono mantel
hung a shield, so brightly polished as
to fulfill the olllce of n mirror, nnd
from where Egon sat, perforce upright
and rigid, he could see himself vi
gnetted In reflection.
Ho admired his fresh color, which
wa3 like a girl's, pointed tho waxed
ends of his mustache with nervous
cigarette stained lingers, nnd, thinking
of many agreeable things, from bac
carat to roulette, from roulctto to races
and races to pretty women, ho wonder
ed which he had to thank for this sum
mons to tho chancellor. Unfortunatoly
Brother Lorenz knew everything.
One's pleasant peccadillos buzzed to
his cars like tiles. Thero was llttlo
hope of deceiving him.
Egon sighed, nnd his eyes turned me
chanically from his own vlsngo on
shining steel to tho letter held in an
old hand so veined that it reminded the
young man of a rock netted with tho
sprawling roots of ancient trees. He
had Just time to recognize tho writing
ns that of Adalbert, crown prluco of
Hungnrla. whom he knew slightly,
when keen eyes curtained with furled
and wrinkled lids glanced up from the
"It's coming." thought Egon. "What
can the old chap have found out?"
But, to his surprise, the chancellor's
flrst words had no connection with him
or his misdeeds.
"So our emperor Is amusing himself
Egon's face brightened. Ho could
be cunning In emergencies, but he was
not clever, and alwnys he felt himself
at a disadvantage with the old states
man. Unless he had a special favor to
ask he generally preferred discussing
the affairs of others with tho chancel
lor rather than allowing attention to be
attracted to his own. "Oh, yes," he
answered brightly, "nis majesty Is
amusing himself uncommonly well. I
never saw him In as brilliant spirits.
But you,- dear Lorenz tell mo about
yourself. Is your gout"
"The devil take my gout!"
Egon started. "A good thing If he
did, provided ho left you behind," he
retorted, meaning exactly the opposite,
ns he often did when trying to measure
wits with the chancellor. "But yon
sent for mo"
"Don't tell mo you supposed I sent
for you because I wanted consolation
"No-o," laughed Egon uneasily. "I
fancied there was some other more
pressing reason. But I'm bound in
common courtesy to take your sin
cerity for granted, until you undeceive
"Hang common courtesy between
you and me!"returned tho bear. "I've
nothing to conceal. I sent for you to
toll mo whnt mischief that witch cat
Mcchtlldo von Lyndal Is plotting.
You're on the spot Trust you for
seeing everything thnt goes on the
one thing I would trust you to do."
"Thanks," said Egon.
"Don't thank mo yet, however grate
ful you may be. But I don't mind
He had Just time to recognize the writ'
hinting that It won't be the worse for
you If for once you've used those
fine eyes of yours to some useful pur
pose." Egon wns genuinely astonished at
this turn of tho conversation, ns ho had
been carefully arming himself against
a personal attack from any one of sev
eral directions. Ho sat pointing tho
sharp ends of his mustache oue after
tho other and trying to remember
some striking Incident with which to
adorn a more or less accurate narra
tive. "What would you call useful?" he
Inquired at last.
The chancellor answered, but Indl
rectly. "Has the emperor been play
ing the fool at Lyndalberg these last
"Do y6u want to mnko mo guilty of
lozo majesty?" Egon raised his eye
brows, but ho was recovering presence
of mind. "If by playing the fool,
though, you menu falling In love, why,
then, brother, I should say he had
done little else during the three days,
and perhaps even tho llrst of thoBo
wns tiot the beginning."
Tho chancellor growled out n word
which ho would hardly have uttered
In the Imperial presence, particularly
In tho connection he suggested. "Let
mo hear exactly what has been going
on from day's cud to day's end," ho
Egon grow thoughtful onco inoro.
Clearly hero was tho explanation of
tho summons. Ho was to bo lot off
cnslly, it appeared But, suspense re
lieved, he wns not rendy to be Bntls
fled with negative blessings.
"Are you sure It Isn't n bit llko toll
lug talcs out of school?" he objected.
"Schoolboys with empty pockets
have been known to do that," said tho
chancellor. "But perhaps your pockets
nren't empty eh?"
"They're In a chronic state of empti
ness," groaned Egon.
"On tho lGth day of October your
quarterly allowance will bo paid," ro-
uiurked his brother. "I would iiicreaso.
the Installment by the amount of
5,000 gulden if that would mnko It
worth your while to talk and forget
nothing but your scruples."
"Oh, you know I'm always delighted
to please you!" exclaimed Egon. "It's
only natural, living tho monotonous
life you do when you're not busy with
the affairs of state, thnt you should
like to hear what goes on In tho world
outside. Of course I'll gladly do my
best ns n raconteur."
"My dear young man, don't Ho," Bald
tho chancellor. "Tho habit Is growing
en you. You Ho even to yourself. By
and by you'll believe yourself, nnd
then all hope for your soul will be over.
What I want to know Is how far tho
emperor has gono In his infatuntlon for
this English girl. I'm not nfrald to
speak plainly to you, so you may safe
lyand profitably do the same with
me. In tho flrst place, I'll put you at
your caso by making a humlllntlng
confession. Tho other night tho wom
an Von Lyndal tried to 'draw me,' ns
she would express It on this subject,
aud I'm bitterly mortified to say sho
partly succeeded. She suggested an
entanglement between Leopold and
tho girl. I replied that Leopold wasn't
tho man to pull down a hornets' nest
of gossip around tho cars of n young
woman who had saved his life. No
matter what his inclinations might be,
I insisted that ho would pay her no
"This thrust tho fair Mechtilde par
ried us if repeating a mere rumor by
naying that she believed tho girl was
to stay at tho country houso of Homo
old friend of tho emperor. At the time
I attached llttlo Importance to her
chatter, believing that she moroly
wished to give mo a spiteful slap or
two, as Is her habit when sho has tho
chance. For once, though, she has
succeeded in stealing a mnrch upon
me, and she kept tho secret of her plan
until too late for me to havo any hope
of preventing Leopold from fulfilling
his engagement at her house. After
thnt was safely arranged I don't doubt
sho was overjoyed thnt I should guess
"Do you think thnt even If you'd
known sooner you could hnvo stopped
tho emperor from visiting at Lyndal
berg?" asked Egon. "I know that you
aro iron, but ho Is steel."
"I would havo stopped him," return
ed the chancellor. "I should have
mnde no, bones about the reason, for
I'vo found thnt tho best way with
Leopold Is to blurt out tho whole
truth and fight him my experience
against his will. If advice and warn
ing hadn't sulllced to restrain him
from Insulting the girl who Is to bo
Ills wlfo nnd Injuring tho reputation
of the girl who never can be. I would
havo devised sonio expedient to thwart
him for his own good. I'm not n man
to give Up when I feel thnt I nm
"Neither Is ho." Egon added, "but
Blnco you seem bo determined to nip
this dainty blossom of love In the bud
we'll hope It's not yet too Into for'n
sharp frost to blight it"
"I sent for you," said tho chancellor,
brushing away metaphor with nu Im
patient gesture, "to show mo the pre
cise spot on which to lay my finger."
"I'll do my best to deserve your con
fidence," responded Egon gracefully.
"Let mo see vhero shall I begin?
Well, ns you krow, It's simpler for tho
emperor to seo a good deal of the wo
man ho admires at a friend's houso
than almost anywhere clso In his own
country. 7.his particular woman risked
her life to save his, nnd It's so natural
for him to bo gracious in return that
people would.be surprised if ho were
not. Thore's so much Iji their favor at
"Miss Mowbray and her mother ar
rived at Lyndalberg before the em
peror, had made friends thero and
were rendy for the campaign. Tho
girl is undoubtedly benutlful the pret
tlest creature, I think, I ever saw and
she has n winning way which takes
with women as well as men. Not one
of her fellow guests seems to put n
wrong construction on her flirtation
with the emperor or his with her. Tho
other men would think him blind If ho
didn't admire her ns much as they do,
and none of tho women thero nro of
tho sort to bo Jealous. So, aro you
sure, Lorenz. that you'ro not taking
too serious a view of the affair?"
"It can't bo taken too seriously, con
sidering tho circumstances. I'vo told
you my plans for tho emperor's fu
ture. Princesses ore women, nnd gos
sip is hydra headed. When tho lady
hears she who has been nllowed to
understand that the emperor of Ruae
tlu only waits for n suitable opportu
nity of formally asking for her bund
ior sno win surety near, unit ne uu
seized this very moment for his flrst
liaison, I tell you neither isho nor her
people nro likely to accept the state
ment meekly. She's hnlf Gormnn-on
her father's side n cousin not too dis
tant of Wllllnm II. She's half Eng
llsh on her mother's side relnted to
the king through the Hue of the Stu
arts. And In her there's n dash of
American blood which comes from a
famous grandmother who wns de
scended from George Washington, a
man ns proud nnd with the right to
bo ns proud ns any king. All three
countries would hnvo reason to re
sent such nn ungallant slight from
"Tho little affair must be hushed
up," snld Egon.
"It must be stopped, nnd nt once,"
wild the chancellor.
"Ach!" stalled tho young man, with
ns much inclining In the long drawn
breath ns the elder might care to read.
And If It did not discourage It nt least
Irritated him. "Go onl" he exclaimed
Khurply. "Go on with your Rorry tale!"
"After nil, wheu one conies to the
telling, thero Isn't 11 very great deal
one can (tut into cut nud dried words,"
explained Egon. "At tnble the emperor
tins his hostess on one side and his fair
preserver on. tho other. The two talk
as much together during menls as eti
quette allows and perhaps a little
more. Then, ns the emperor has been
often nt Lyndalberg, he can net as
cicerone for n stranger. He has shown
Miss Mowbray all tho beauties of tho
place. Ho gathers her roses In the roso
garden; ho hns guided her through the
grottoes; he haB piloted her through
tho labyrinth; he has told her which
nrc tho best dogs In tho kennels and
has given her tho history of all the
horses In the baron's stables. I know
this from the table talk. He has ex
plored the htko with Miss Mowbray
and her mother In n motor boat. Por
haps you saw the party? And, whether
or no he brought his automobile to
Lyudnlbcrg on purpose, hi nny case
'he's had the MowbrayB out In It sev
eral 'times already. One would hardly
think he could have found n chance to
'do so much In such a short time, but
our emperor is a man of action. Yes
terday wo had a picnic at the Seebnch
ifall to Bee Thorwaldsen's Undine. Leo
pold nud Mlas Mowbray, being splendid
climbers, reached the statue on tho
height over tho fall long before the
Vest of us. At stnrtlng, however, I was
close behind with tho baroness nnd
overheard some Joko botween tho two
Jabout a mountain nnd a cow. Tho em
peror spoke of milking bb a flno art
and snld ho'd lately been taking los
bous. They laughed a great deal at
this, and It was plain that they wero
on terms of comradeship. When a
young man and a girl have 11 secret
understanding, eveu tho most Inno
cent oue, It puts them apart from
"Last night there wero flreworkB on
tho lake. Tho emperor nud Miss Mow
bray watched them together, for every
thing wnB conducted most Informally.
Afterward we had an Impromptu co
tillon, with three or four pretty new
figures Invented by the bnroness. Tho
emperor gave Miss Mowbray several
favors, and one was a buckle of en
ameled forgctmenots. This morning
there was tennis. Tho emperor and
Miss Mowbray played together. They
'were both so skillful It wns u leasuro
to watch them. At luncheon they nto
a double almond out of one shell, had
a game over It, and Leopold caught
Miss Mowbray napping. That brings
us to the moment of my coming to
'you. For the afternoon I fancy the
barouoss was getting up a riding party,
and this evening, unless they're too
tired, sho'll perhaps get up an ama
teur concert at which Miss Mowbray
will sing. The girl has 11 delicious
"Tho creature must be a fool or an
ndventuress," pronounced the chancel
lor. "If sho has kept her nouses she
ought to know thnt nothing can come
of this folly except sorrow or scan
dal." Egon shrugged his stlflly padded mil
itary shoulders. "I have nlways found
that n womnu in love doesn't stop to
count the cost"
"Sol You fancy her 'In love' with tho
"With thoman rather than the em
peror, if I'm n Judge of character."
"Which you're not!" Iron Henrt
brusquely disposed of that suggestion.
"The .merest schoolgirl could pull tho
wool over your eyes If she cared to
take the trouble."
"This one doesn't care n rap. Sho
hardly knows that I exist"
"Humph!" Tho chancellor's eyes
appraised his young brother's features.
"TluU's a pity. You might havo tried
cutting the emperor out Her affair
with him can hnve no happy ending,
while you. In spile of all your faults,
with your good looks, our position and
my money, wouldu't be a bad match
for an ambitious girl."
"I mean should I choose to make
you my heir, nnd I would choose if
you married to please me. Who aro
"I haven't had the curiosity to In
quire Into their antecedents," said
Egon. "I only know thnt they'ro la
dles, that they must bo of some conse
quence In their own country or they
couldn't hnvo got tho letters of Intro
duction they hnve and that tho girl Is
tho prettiest on earth."
"Mechtilde tulked to me, I remem
ber, u good deul about those letters of
Introduction," tho chancellor reflected
aloud. "But Rhnotla is a long cry
from England, and letters might bo
forged. I've known such things to bo
done. Fetch me n big red volume
you'll find 011 the third shelf from the
floor nt the left of the south window.
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