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By E. PHILLirS OrPENIIEIM.
Auttwr of "The MaUr Mummer." "A
Prince of Sinner:' "Mutlcrtous
3tr. Sahtn," "Annn the
Copyright, 1905. 1906, by Little, Brown,
(Continual! from Papa Threa.)
words which T don't suppose tliore
Is gold enough In Franco to buy. Well,
1 don't want to buy them. You can
go your way ho far iih I am concerned.
Tliore Ih only one tiling I want to
know from you, anil for that I offer
you thu ladles, of course, I mean
fi.OOO francs eacb."
"Five thousand frnncsl" nmdarno
Mile. Flossie said nothing, but ber
"The question, monsieur?"
"What has become of Mile. Phyllis
I'oynton, the young Kngllsli ladyV"
The eyes of madaine seemed to nar
row for a moment. M. Louis lit n
cigarette with Honors which shook n
little, and the fair face of Mile. Flos
sie was suddenly white. Then they
all three looked at one another.
"Do you know whom monsieur may
"An Kngllsh plrl! There tire nono
"Mile. I'oynton! It Is n name un
The young Englishman smiled upon
"Madame." he said, "you havo In
your satchel don't move, if you please
a roll of French notes Indeed you
must not move very cleverly abstract
ed from my pocket by my charming
yoimp companion, Mile. Flossie here.
Now, I havo at least half a dozen
friends In the cafe below whom I could
summon here by touching that bell,
and the Identification of those notes
would be n perfectly simple matter.
Shnll 1 do It, or will you earn another
roll by plying mo the- Information 1
Madame leaned forward and whis
pered In the man's ear. M. Louis nod
ded. "Tell him," Mile. Flossie murmured
tremulously. "Monsieur will not break
faith with lift, lie will not let It be
known from whence he pained the
"Agreed!'" the young Englishman de
dared. "(!o on."
Madame held up her hand.
"I," she said, "will tell monsieur
what we know."
She rose to her feet and leaned over
the table. The blue black sequins on
her dress glittered and shone In the
dull light. Her llgure was superb, her
neck and bosom a flawless white. The
Englishman, however, was unmoved,
ills keeu, gray eyes were fixed upon
her, but the revolver remained In his
right hand. From downstairs they
could hear the music of violins, the
rattle of glasses, the bum of voices anil
Inughter. Madame frowned slightly
ns she marked the young Englishman's
alertness. She was used to victims,
and his imperturbability nnnoyed her.
Duncombe wax master of the situation.
"I trust," she snld, "thatTyou will re
member, monsieur, that I am breaking
a pledged word. If monsieur the di
rector here knew that I was telling you
of Mile. Toy n ton there would be much
trouble for all of us."
"Go on," he said.
"Mademoiselle came here first about
a month or perhaps six weeks ago,"
she said. "From that time on sho was
a regular visitor. Sho came alone. Sho
spoke to no ono. She was always a
uiJUteJV' She was very hiindsomely
di-ssed for mi English girl; quite
chle! .She spent money, and M. Alfred,
the director, kept always u table for
her. As lime went on wo began to feel
the mystery. We asked ourselves for
what purpose does she come hero?
For what, Indeed!
"One night M. Alfred, who was al
ways besieged with questions about
her, took too much wine. I have seen
that happen with him but once slnco
that time never. lie told us about
mademoiselle. She made Home In
quiries, and M. Alfred was able to toll
her his whereabouts. After that ho
scarcely expected to see her again, but
the next night she was here also. '
"Then M. Alfred learned more. Ma
demoiselle was In a small way an art
ist, and she had conceived the Idea of
painting a picture of the cafe an early
morning picture of effects, monsieur
understands. There was to bo tho
morning sunlight streaming across the
supper tables, the faces of all of us
aged and haggard. M. Louis hero
without doubt a very child of the dev-1
II! Oh, a very moral picture, monsieur!
It was to convert us all. M. Alfred
declared that ho would arrange to have
It here on exhibition, and we should
all mend our ways. Monsieur knew
perhaps that tho young lady was i
The question was Hushed suddenly
upon him as though the intention was
to take him by surprise. Duncoinbe,
however, remained unmoved.
"I am here, madame, to ask, not to
answer, questions." he kv.i. "Will
you kindly proceed? I am greatly In
terested." Madame jmt her hand to her throat
for a moment as though to loosen her
necklace. She had not the appearance
of being greatly In love with her ques
tioner. "There came a night," she continued,
"when mademoiselle broke through her
rule. A man came In ami sat at her
table. Ills name was the Vlconite
D'Aubarde, and he was known to
most of us, though to the young lady
he appeared to be n stranger. They
talked earnestly for an hour or more.
When she left, he accompanied her!"
The Englishman had grown paler.
Madame saw It and smiled. Her lover ,
perhaps! It was good to make him
"Flossie here," she continued, "was
outside and s.iw them depart. They
drove off together In tho vieomte's
coupe. They were apparently on the
best of terms. Since then we have not
seen her again or the vlconite. Mon
sieur knows now ns much as we
"And how long ago is that?" Dun
combe asked quietly.
"A week tonight," madame replied.
Duncombo laid down n roll of notes
upon the table.
"I wish," he said, "to prove to you
tlint I am In earnest I am therefore
going to pay you the amount I prom
ised, although I am perfectly well
uware that the story of madame Is
"As I remarked," he repeated, "false.
Now listen to me. I want to tempt
one of you, I don't enro which, to break
through this thieves' compact of yours.
I have paid a thousand francs for lies.
I will pay 10,000 francs for truth!
Ten thousand francs for tho present
whereabouts of Mile. Phyllis Poynton!"
Mile. Flossie looked up nt him quick
ly; then she glanced furtively at ma
dame, and the Hash of mndnme's eyes
was like lightning upon blue steel.
Duncombo moved toward the door.
"I will pay tho bill downstairs," he
said. "Good night. Think over what
I have said. Ten thousand francs!"
M. Louis stood up and bowed stilUy.
Mile. Flossie ventured to throw him a
kiss. Madame smllod Inscrutably.
The door closed. They heard hlra
go downstairs. Madame picked up his
enrd and read aloud:
"Sir George Duncombe, Itlsley Hall,
Norfolk. Grand Hotel, Paris."
"If one could only," mudamo mur
mured, "tell him tho truth, collect the
"And," Flossie murmured, half fear
fully. M. le Baron smiled.
LLE. MERM1LLIOX was not
warmly welcomed at tho
Grnud hotel. Tho porter be
lieved that Sir George Dun
combo was out. He would inqulro If
mademoiselle would wait, but he did
not usher her Into the drawing room,
as would huve been his duty In an
ordinary case, or even ask her to tako
Mile. Mcrmllllon was of the order of
young person who resents, but this aft
ernoon she was far too nervous. Dur
ing tho porter's temporary absence sho
started nt every footstep and scruti
nized anxiously every passerby. Often
Bho looked behind her through tho glass
doors into tho street. When nt last
ho reappeared alono her disappoint
ment was obvious.
"Sir Georgo Duncombo Is out, made
moiselle," he announced. "Will you
bo pleased to leave u messngo or your
"You do not know how long he will
ber she inquired.
"blr George left no word," tho man
answered. "He has bqen out slnco
Mademoiselle decided to leave a note.
Tho porter supplied her wlfli nolo pa
per and envelopes. She sat down at
a small round table and once more
glanced around. Convinced that she
was not being watched, she hastily
wrote n few lines, sealed and address
ed the envelope and handed It to tho
"You will give this to Sir George Im
mediately lu returns," she begged. "It
"Monsieur shall have it without
doubt, mademoiselle," the muti an
swered. She pulled down her veil and left tho
place hurriedly. When she reached
the boulevard she slackened her paco
and drew a little breath of relief.
"Ten thousand francs!" she murmur
ed to herself. "If I took that with me,
they would receive me at home. I
might start nil over again. It is worth
n little risk. Heavens, how nervous I
She entered a cafe and drank n petit
verre. As she set her glass down a
man looked at her over the top of his
newspaper. She tried to smile, but
her heart was beating, and sho was
sick with fear.
"What a fool I am!" she muttered.
"It Is a stranger too. If he were ouo
of Olustnv's lot, I should know him."
She returned his smile, and be enmo
nnd sat down beside her. They had
another liqueur together. Later they
left the place together.
Duncombo returned to his hotel tired
out after a disappointing day spent in
j making fruitless inquiries In various
' parts of Paris. lie had learned nothing.
. lie seethed as far oil' tho truth as ever.
He opened the note which the porter
i handed him listlessly enough. After
ward, however. It was different. This
Is what he read:
I can toll yon nbnut the young English
lady if you will promise upon your honor
that you will not betray mo. I ilnre not
come here again. I dure not even speak
to you while the others are nbnut. Go to
the Cafe Sylvuln tonight and order din
ner In a prlvato room. I will come at half
past 7. FLOSSIE.
Duncoinbe drew a little sigh of ro
llef. At last, then, he was to know
something. He was very English, a
bad amateur detective and very weary
of his task. Nothing but his Intense
Interest In the girl herself an interest
which seemed to have upset the whole
tenor of his life would have kept him
here plodding so relentlessly away at
a task which seemed dally to present
more dllllcultles and complications.
Yet so absorbed had he become that
the ordinary duties and pleasures
which made up tho routine of his Hfo
scarcely ever even entered Into his
mind. There had been men coming
down to shoot whom In an ordlunry
way ho would not have dreamed of
putting off, a cricket match which had
been postponed until his return and
which lie had completely forgotten.
Paris had nothing in the shape ol
amusement to offer him In place of
these things, yet in Ills own mind these
things were ns they had not been. Ev
ery Interest and every energy of his
life were concentrated upon tho ono
simple object of his search.
Ho gave the man half a crown and
walked to the lift whistling. Tho por
ter shook his head, and Duncombe re
ceded considerably In his estimation
notwithstanding the tip. He consid
ered Mile. Flossie u little obvious for
n gentleman of Duncombe's class.
Duncombe treated himself to a cock
tall and n cigarette as ho changed his
clothes. It was positively tho first
gleam of hope he bad had. And then
suddenly he remembered Spencer's
warning, nnd he became grave.
Ho was nt the Cafe Sylvaln early.
He ordered dlnuer, gave elnborute In
structions about n young ludy when
she arrived and with n glass of ub-
..t-.il. .1 i.ilinu nt,.nH((n nnt il
HI11U1 UUU uuuuilT CIKllluilu nut uunii
er was regretful, but POsMvo No
young lady of any description bad or-
rived expecting to meet a gentleman
in n private room,
him with "her name
But, yes, Mllo.
Mennllllon was exceedingly -wol.: J"0"'"
there He would give orders that so
lucre, xiu uu,u '' """
should bo shown up Immediately sho
arrived. It would bo soon Wltnouc
At n quarter past 8 Duncombo dined
alone, too dlsnppolnted to resent tho
waiter's sympatnette nimuao. ai u
o'clock ho returned to the hotel on
the chnnco thnt a messngo might havo
been sent there. Ho read tho English
uewsnnners nnd wrote letters until
midnight. Then ho ordered n carrlngo
mid drovo to tho Cafe Montmurtre.
Ho mounted tho stairs and passed
through the llttlo bnr which led luto
tho supper room. M. Alfred came for
ward, with a low bow.
I to be continued.
PRESIDENT AT JAMESTOWN
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