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CHAPTER I—Countess Elise, daughter
of the Governor of the Mount, has chance
encounter with a peasant boy.
CHAPTER II—The •‘Mount.” a small
rock-bound island, stood In a vast bay on
the northwestern coast of France, and
during the time of Louis XVI was a gov
ernment stronghold. Develops that the
peasant boy was the son of Seigneur
CHAPTER III—Young Desaurac deter
mines to secure an education and be
come a gentleman; sees the governor's
daughter depart for Paris.
CHAPTER TV—Lady Elise returns aft
er seven years’ schooling, and entertains
CHAPTER V—Her Ladyship dances
with a strange fisherman, and a call to
arms is made In an effort to capture a
mysterious Le Seigneur Nols.
CHAPTER VI—The Black Seigneur es
CHAPTER VII—Lady Elise Is caught
tn the "Grand” tide.
CHAPTER VIII—Black Seigneur res
cues. and takes Lady Elise to his re
CHAPTER IX—Elise discovers that her
savior was the boy with the fish.
CHAPTER X—Sanchez, the Seigneur’s
servant. Is arrested and brought before
CHAPTER XI—Lady Elise has Sanchez
CHAPTER Xll-Selgneur and a priest
at the “Cockles.”
CHAPTER XTTI—Sanchez tells Desaur
ac that Lady Elise betrayed trm, but Is
not believed. The Seigneur plans to re
lease the prisoners at the Mount.
CHAPTER XIV—Lady Elise pleads
with her father to spare the lives of con
CHAPTER XV—Disguised as a peasant
Lady Elise mingles with the people and
hears some startling facts.
CHAPTER XVI—A mysterious Mounte
bank starts a riot and is arrested.
CHAPTER XVII—The Mountebank is
locked up after making close observations
of the citadel, and is afterwards sum
moned before the governor’s daughter.
commanded your presence.”
The Mountebank and My Lady.
“The Governor’s daughter!” Had
the light been stronger they must
have seen the start the mountebank
“Eh? What?” Surprised in turn,
the officer gazed at him. “You dare—
out with him!” To the soldiers.
But in a moment had the mounte
bank recovered his old demeanor, and,
without waiting for the troopers to
obey the commandant’s order, walked
voluntarily toward the door and into
“Our supper! Our supper!” A num
ber of the prisoners, crowding for
ward, began once more to call lustily,
when again was the disk-studded
woodwork swung unceremoniously to,
cutting short the sound of their lam
“Dogs!” Malevolently the dwarf
gazed back. "To want to gorge them
selves on a holy day’.”
“Pious Jacques!” murmured the
commandant “But I always said you
made a model landlord!”
"When not interfered with!” grum
bled the other.
“At any rate he doesn’t seem to ap
preciate his good fortune,” with a
glance at the mountebank.
“No,” jeering. “A gallant cavalier
to step blithely at a great lady’s com
mand! ’your Ladyship overwhelms
me!”’ bowing grotesquely. “’Your
“Why,then,need you take me?” in
terposed the mountebank quickly.
"Can you not tell her ladyship I am
not fit to appear in her presence—an
“Bah! I’ve already done that,” an
swered the commandant.
“But how came her ladyship to
know of me—here—?”
“How Indeed ?” ^
And what does she want or me'
“That,” roughly, "you will find out!”
and stepped down the hall, followed
by the soldiers, mountebank and
dwarf, the last of whom took leave of
them at the door
Clear was the night; the stars, like
liquid drops about to fall, caressed
, with silvery rays the granite piles.
I In contrast to the noisome atmosphere
of the prison, faint perfumes, borne
from some flowery slope of the dis
tant shore, swept languorously in and
out the open aisles and passages of
the Mount, in such an hour that up
per region seemed to belong entirely
to the sky; to partake of Its wondrous
stillness; to share its mysteries and
its secrets. Like intruders, penetrat
ing an enchanted spot, now they trod
soft shadows; then, clangorous- beat
beneath" foot" delicate" Taceworks" of
“Here we are!” The officer stopped.
At the same time upon a nearby bal
cony a nightingale began to sing, ten
tatively, as if trying the scope and
quality of Its voice. “You are to go
in!” he announced abruptly.
“Such a fine palace! I—I would
rather not!” muttered the fellow, as
they crossed an outer threshold and
proceeded to mount some polished
"Stubborn dolt Now in you march,”
pausing before a door! "But, bark
you! I and my men remain without.
So, mind your behavior,, or—” A look
from the commandant completed the
' Alone, in an apartment of the pal
ace, some moments later, the mounte
bank's demeanor underwent a quick
change; he glanced haatily toward the
door the commandant had closed in
leaving, and then, with sudden bright
ening gaze, around him, as if making
note of every detail of his surround
ings. Set with columns Of w&rm
hued marble, relieved with ornate
carvings and designs, the spacious
chamber presented an appearance at
once graceful and charming. Nor
oak. A culminating note was in the
center of the room, where a great
bunch of rasas opened wide their
But fetMr. however. the clown, nee
“But My Livelihood!”
mitted himself to survey, or study,
these details of refinement and lux
ury; the swift eager interest that
had shone from the dark eyes gave
way to an expression, lack-luster and
stupid; his countenance once more
resumed its blank, stolid aspect As
if unconscious of the anomalous figure
he presented, mechanically had he
seated himself; was gazing down,
■when through a doorway, opposite the
one by which the commandant had
left, a slender form appeared. Under
the heavy, whitened lids a slight
movement of the clown’s eyes alone
betrayed he was aware of that new
presence. A moment the girl stood
there, her glance resting on the gro
tesque, bent figure before her; then
with a quizzical lift of the delicate
brows she entered.
“You believe, no doubt, in making
yourself at home?”
Crossing to the table, once more
she stopped; her figure, sheathed in
a gown of brocade of rose, glowed
bright and distinct in contrast to the
faint, vari-colored tints of ancient
embroideries on the wall. Above, the
light threw a shimmer on the deep
burnished gold of her hair; the sweep
ing lashes veiled the ha-lf-disdainl’ul,
half-amused look in her brown eyes.
“Or, perhaps, you are one of those
who think the peasants will some day
sit, while the lords and ladies stand?”
“I don’t know,” he managed to an
swer, but got up, only to appear more
"iou do not seem to know very
much, indeed!” she returned, her tone
changing to one of cold severity. “Not
enough, perhaps, to perceive the mis
chief you may cause! That play of
yours, which I witnessed today—”
“You! Today? Your Ladyship
“Yes,” imperiously, “I was there!
And heard and saw the effect it had
on the people; how it stirred all
their baser passions! But you, of
course, could not know—or care,
thinking only of the sous!—that, in
stead of teaching a lesson, the piece
would only move them to anger, or
“I—your Ladyship—great lords have
commanded the play—”
“Great lords!” she began, but
stopped; regarded her listener and
shrugged her shoulders.
A few moments silence lasted, the
fe,_ w apparently not knowing what
to say, or if he was expected to say
anything, while, for her part, the girl
no longer looked at him, but at the
flowers, taking one, which she turned
in her fingers.
“Your Ladyship would command
To give the play no more!
“But—” Expostulation shone from
“In which event you shall be suf
fered to go free tomorrow.”
“But my livelihood! What shall I
do, if I am forbidden to earn—”
She gave him a colder look. "I have
spoken to the commandant; told him
what 1 had seen, and that I did not
think you intended to make trouble.
Your case will, therefore, not be re
ported to his Excellency. Only,” with
a warning flash, “if you are again
caught giving the play, you must ex
pect to receive your deserts.”
“Of course! If your Ladyship com
“I do! But, as an offset to the cop
pers you might otherwise receive, T
will give you a sum of money suffi
cient to compensate you.”
“Your Ladyship is so generous!” He
made an uncouth gesture of gratitude
and covetousness. “May I ask your
Ladyship how much—”
“How much?” scornfully. “But I
•The words died away; her glance
fell; lingered on the hand he had
extended. Muscular, shapely. It
seemed not adapted to the servile
gesture; was most unlike the hand
cf clod or clown. Moreover, it was
marked wdth a number of wounds,
half-healed, which caught and held
“Of course, I am so poor, your Lady
ship—” he began, in yet more abject
tone, but stopped, attracted in turn
by the direction of her gaze; then,
meeting it, quickly withdrew the hand
and thrust it into his pocket. Not
in time, however, to prevent a startled
light, a swift gleam of recollection
from springing into her eyes! The
very movement itself — ironically
enough!—was not without precedent.
“You!” She recoiled from him. “The
As a man who realizes he has be
trayed himself, be bit bis lips; but at
tempted no further subterfuge. Tbe
shambling figure straightened; the
dull eyes grew steady; the bold self
possession she remembered well on
another occasion again marked his
“Your Ladyship has discerning
byes,” he remarked quietly, but as
he spoke glanced and moved a little
toward the window'.
My lady stood as if dazed. Ha, the
Black Seigneur, there, in the palace!
Mechanically she raised her hand to
her breast; she was very pale. On
the balcony the nightingale, grown
confident, burst into a flood of varia
tions; a thousand trills and full
throated notes filled the room.
“I understand now,” at length she
found voice, “why that fancy came to
me below, when I was listening to the
play on the platform. But why have
you come—to the very Mount itself?”
Her voice trembled a little. "You!
On the beach the people tried to stop
“You saw that, too?”
"And you knew the play would
make trouble! You w'anted it to,”
quickly. “For what purpose? To get
into the upper part of the Mount? To
have them arrest—bring you here?”
She looked at him with sudden ter
ror. “My father! Was it to—”
A low, distinct rapping at the door
she had entered, interrupted them.
She started and looked fearfully
around. At the same time the moun
tebank stepped back to the side of
a great bronze in front of the balcony,
where, standing in the shadow, he
“Elise!” a voice called out.
The flower the girl had been hold
ing fell to the floor.
“51 v—” she began, when the door
op-nod and the Governor stood on the
The Mountebank and the Governor.
In his hand the Governor held a
paper; his usually austere face wore
a slightly propitiatory expression,
while the eyes he turned upon her,
as slowly he entered the room, sug
gested a respite of differences. Paus
ing, he toyed with the missive, turn
ing it around and around in his fin
gers, as if something in his thoughts
were revolving with it. Had he been
more watchful of her, less bent on
some matter uppermost in his mind,
he could not have failed to mark the
pallor of his face, or the agitation
written there. As it was, his glance
swept without studying.
“I hoped to find you here,” he be
gan complacently; “hoped that you
had not yet retired.”
She made some faint response, but
her voice, despite herself, wavered.
Whereupon his look sharpened; then
almost Immediately relapsed; con
Btraint on her part could easily be
accounted for; not many hours had
elapsed since their last interview.
“Yes," he continued, “I have here to
consider,” indicating a paper he held,
“a rather important matter." He wait
ed a moment before adding: “A mat
ter that concerns—you!”
“That concerns me?” Her hands
“Since it Is Important,” she said
hastily, “would it not—shall we not
leave it until tomorrow? I—I am
rather tired tonight, and—"
“What?” he returned in the same
unruffled tone. “Would you postpone
considering the command of the
“Command!" she repeately nervous
ly. “Of the King?”
“Or request,” which is the same."
“But—” she began, and stopped;
held by a sound, as of some one mov
ing, near the window.
“Shall I read it. er—»
She had started to look behind her;
but abruptly caught herself, and
seemed about to frame some irrele
vant response, when his voice went
on: “The King desires to change the
date set for your marriage with his
kinsman, the Marquis de Beauvilllers.”
“Change?” she echoed.
"Yes; to hasten it." If the Gover
nor had expected from her hostility,
or perverseness, he was agreeably
disappointed; the girl evlnoed neither
pleasure nor disapproval; only stood
“He Had Intended No Mlachlef."
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in the game attitude at expectancy, |
with head half turned.
“Hia Majesty's reasons for this
“Can’t we—can’t we, at least, post
pone considering them?"
Again he regarded her more closely.
“What better time than the present t"
“But I don’t want—*’
"Elise!” A slight frown appeared
on his brow. “His Majesty,” once
more looking at the paper, "hints at
an important political appointment he
desires to confer on the Marquis de
Bc-auvilliers which would take him
abroad; but whether as ambassador,
or as governor in the colonies, his
Majesty does not disclose. Obviously,
hawveE, the bestowing of the honor—
a high one, no doubt:—depends on
early marriage, and a wife to
grace the position. The letter,”
weighing it, “is a tentative one; the
courteous precursor of a fuller com
munication when he has learned our—
She did not at once express it;
Indeed, at the moment, seemed scarce
ly to have comprehended; her glance,
which had swept furtively behind
when he was studying the document,
returned more uneasily to his, but not
before be had caught the backward
"Well?" he said with a touch of as
perity. "Well?” he repeated, when
his gaze, following the direction hers
had taken, paused.
Although well lighted In the center
by a great Venetian candelabrum, the
far ends of the spacious ball lay
somewhat in obsourlty; notably the
space adorned with tropical plants
and a life-size bronze before the en
trance to the balcony, Jt was on this
dim recess the Governorpermitted his
eye to rest; at first casually; then
with a sudden appearance of interest.
“Eh?” he muttered, and befono my
lady could prevent him, if she had
been mindful so to do, walked quickly
forward; but as he advanced, a white
figure stepped boldly out from behind
that partial screen. With a sharp ex
clamation, which found a startled
echo from the girl, the Governor
stooped; stepred back as far as the
“What mummery is this?” His lips
shaped the words uncertainly; his
hand, reaching out with that first
startled instinct of danger, touched
the bell. v
“Your Ladyship rang?” On the op
posite side of the rocm was the door
thrown suddenly open. The look of
expectancy on the face cf the com
mandant. who had so prompt’.v an
peared, gave way to one of surprise-:
consternation “His Excellency!” te
muttered, and meelianicajiy saluted.
Over the Governor’s visage a faint
trace of relief flitted; dryly he looked
from the mountebank, now erect and
motionless, to the girl; but the face
was averted and his Excellency con! 1
not see the sudden whiteness of her
cheek; again he regarded the officer.
“You anawer our summons with
alacrity,” he observed to this last sub
ject of his scrutiny.
The commandant reddened. "I—
your Exoellency—the truth is, I was
waiting without, at the door.”
“What you have just stated, re
turned the Governor, ”is patent; what
I should like to know, however,” with
subtle change of tone, “is why you
were stationed there.”
“To take this mountebank player
away, when it pleased her Ladyship
“Yes; to take him away!” interrupt
ed the lady in hurried tones, the agi
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