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The Indian ocean was a smooth gray 1
blue, shining in the afternoon sua like
a sheet of polished steel.
Every now and then fifty or a hun
dred flying fish would spring from
the water, skim for some distance and
drop Into the sea like a shower of sil
Ter. He kept leaning over the rail, quot
ing Kipling to himself and watching
the play of these fairy fish, when she
rested her book on the arm of her
deck chair and said: "I waited for
you for nearly half an hour."
He turned with the Intention of sit
ting for a moment on the foot of her
chair, a privilege to which he had
come to assume some right, but she
did not move her feet to make room
"I am sorry," he said, standing be
fore her. "Our challenge was to play
quoits at half past four. I was on
the upper deck precisely at the time
appointed. I looked everywhere for
you. I waited five minutes even
more. I thought you had forgotten."
"The wind had blown my hair. 1
had gone below for a minute. Tou
might have waited. What became of
you, anyway r she asked, frowning a
"I have been In the music room,"
he said. "They wanted me to accom
pany a song."
"They? You mean Miss Roberts?
Everything 1b explained and forgiv
en," she added lightly.
"Jealous?" he said, smiling.
"Yes, dying with Jealousy," she said
and laughed merrily.
He was disconcerted. If he conld
have taken her by her shoulders and
shaken her he would have done so
with pleasure at that moment.
"Jealousy it is. of course, an un
pardonable emotion," he ventured.
But the prince, who was sitting next
to her, had bent over to make some
trivial observation, to which she had
begun to reply with animation.
He strolled down the deck toward
the smoking room, quite light hearted
now over his determination. Almost
since they had left the docks at Til
bury, Blnoe Gibraltar, at ail events, it
had been plain sailing between them.
It was even possible he had been too
devoted, he thought. He had been
testing his power over her a little In
the matter of this game of quoits. To
night he would find out.
He was wanted to make up a party
of four to play bridge. In two minutes
he was happily absorbed In the smoke
room. On the deck outside she, equal
ly happy, was talking to the prince.
It was the night of the fancy dress
bail and In his cabin the steward had
laid out the costume he had brought
for him, and to which she had put
some finishing touches. It was the
costume of an Arab chief which he
had bought at Port Said, and though
of all men the least vain, he might
be excused for thinking that the sky
blue cloak and vest embroidered with
gold, the flowing white hair and scar
let slippers were not unbecoming.
The bugle sounded for dinner and
he found himself descending to the
saloon with a moUey crowd of fellow
passengers a brilliant and gay assem
blage, making a scene all the more
Impressive because this night those
who wore fancy dress were seated to
gether at the long tables down the
center of the room.
She her name was Iris did not ap
pear till rather late, and It was a sud
den burst of applause which made him
look up not to recognize her for a mo
ment as an Egyptian water carrier,
bearing on her head an earthenware
"The Egyptian will win the first
prize," people were saying.
Certainly she looked beautiful and
he was pleased at the tributes to her
grace and charms. He had expected
that she would take the vacant chair
opposite to his own and it had cross
ed his mind that after ail he would,
as on the night of other dances, claim
alL or nearly all. the waltzes; the
Arab chief must dance with the water
carrier of the Nile. But she found a
place at the farther end of the table,
a seat next to the prince.
After all. then, he would not dance;
he would not even gratify her vanity
by praising her costume, when, with
her sister, she, as they always did,
took their coffee with him In the
He went up early to secure the fa
vorite sofa, ordered h3 cigar, his cof
fee and brandy, and waited.
But Iris and her sister did not ap
pear until Just as the procession cf the
masqueraders was being formed; be
fore the dance they were to parade
twice around the deck so that their
fellow passengers might Inspect the
costumes and vote, and In the proces
sion he found himself far removed
It was beautiful on deck. The air
was warm and delicious.
The competitors were divided Into
two classes, those who had made their
costumes aboard and those who. like
himself and like Iris, wore clothes Uey
had bought on the voyage, in Italy or
In Egypt; and there were some who,
like the prince, were accustomed to
the festivities of these long voyages
from England to Ceylon and Australia
and had come provided with wigs and
false beards and elaborate costumes
.obtained from some theatrical oui
i fitter. Yet even these were rivaled
by some of the dresses made on board
by Ingenious feminine fingers.
But splendid beyond all the others
was the costume of the Arab chief.
He determined to seek out Iris for
the first dance, but before hlii end of
the procession had completed the sec
ond turn of the deck the band had
struck up and he perceived that the
pretty water carrier was already the
partner of the prince. He found a
chair next to her sister, who declared
herself too old to dress up or to dance,
and sat there rather moodily watching
the brilliant scene.
After all it was nt much fun to
dance on the floor which at every roll
of the ship changed Its angles and
least of all with a girl who seemed to
have forgotten the fact of his exist
ence. In two days she would get off
at Colombo and this special friend
ship which had been so delightful.
might as well end tonight as a few
nights later yet, as a matter of form,
he would ask her for a second waltz.
But the interval ended, the second
waltz began and Iris had not returned
to her chaperon.
"The prince promised to show her
the southern cross, which will appear
tonight for the first time," said her
sister. "It was rather a long lesson
in astronomy," she remarked a little
rebukingly, when Iris made her ap
pearance at the end of the second in
Iris looked radiant, and he put his
pride In his pocket and determined to
beg for the third dance, but before he
could rise from his. chair the first of
ficer had come up to claim her. He
watched her furtively, determined she
should not have the gratification of
knowing that he was even aware of
"How Iris enjoys herself!" said her
sister. "And you are not dancing tonight?"
"Not tonight," he said. "I am weary,
and shall turn in early."
Nevertheless, he remained watch
ing the dance, and each time that Iris
returned to sit down a partner appear
ed as if by magic to take her away
All the evening they had not ex
changed a word.
He turned to her sister. "When the
bail Is over we will have claret cup
and sandwiches here," he suggested.
He was feeling restles and unhappy.
The evening, which might have been
so delightful, had been wasted; he
had been badly treated; he had been
deliberately slighted; but what he felt
most, he said to himself, was the dis
covery that Iris was like every other
girl; that If she had not flirted with
the prince and the first officer, with all
the officers and all the eligible men on
board, it was because she had been
having fun at his expense. He lash
ed himself Into a fury.
The band had already begun to put
away their instruments. Deck hands
were taking down the Chinese lanterns
and still Iris did not appear.
A storm of Jealousy swept over him.
i e at all events should not be found
sitting there waiting till she should
graciously return. He got up has
tily, pleading a headache, and went be
low. It was the first time since the voy
age started that he had not said "good
night" to Iris.
After 20 minutes he was conscious
of suffering unbearably. He went on
deck again, hoping to see her; the
lights were turned out; the deck de
The next morning he was on deck
goon after six. There was, of course,
no chance that she would be visible
before nine; but the mere fact of be
ing up and dressed seemed to bring
ber nearer to him.
His own anxiety now was to see her
to explain everything, to apologize, to
beg her forgiveness.
He was amazed to see Iris advanc
ing toward him. It was still very
early; sailors were washing down the
decks, one or two men In pajamas
and dressing gowns were taking cxer
else before their bath.
Their eyes met while they were stli.
some distance apart and, moved by uu
same instinct, ooth turned.
U was inevitable, However, that the;
saoold meet on the other side of the
deck, iris greeted him almost timidly.
The radiance of the previous evening
had vanished, there was tenderness In
tur eyes, gentleness in her voice.
"I could not sleep," she said. "J
rose early to see Mlnekol."
He noUced for the first time the
beautiful coral inland, the gleaming
white beach and the waving line of
cocoanut palms that seemed floating
on the blue.
"It Is a dangerous place," he said
"Three or four ships have some
times been wrecked there at the same
"We at least have ran no risks."
she said. ,
"About last night," he began, and
She gave him a radiant smile.
"If i deserved it you punished -ae,"
he said. "And you looked so beautl
"Last night we were masquerading,"
"I have decided, like you. to spend a
fortnight at Colombo."
"It is a decision we must celebrate."
she said, "by having breakfast togeth
er. My sister will not be up for hours
And we can go on with our conversa
tion where you ended yesterday. 'Jeal
ousy is. of course, an, unpardonable
emotion.' Go on."
"If It Is carted over from one day
to another," he ended. "Come, then
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