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I'.Urlrln i.inlli'iMl t Unni.v m Unit "lie
fonrril lirr lirritln-r Henry, who, rulnr-il by
H hank fiillitre, litiil fiitiHtiintlv Ihriiiletieil
her for innni'j from hi fnthor'H will, (if
whlrli MIb'4 1'iiHlelii wiim Kiinnlliin 'I hey
cnmo to Port Anniimliile to escape Henry
Dotiiivuii Mytii:itlil7.eii with tin' two
women, lie leurneil of M,m Helen's ii.ii
nnylnff fiultor Dunoviin illm-ovcrrtl una
riiiitnred nn Inlrmler, who rovel to h
JloKlimltl (llllejiple, xiiltor for the hnntl of
MIrh Helen llnllirook (Jlllegjilp illmip
liniircd the follow Inn mornlMK A tounh
Bailor npppiireil unit wns onlored nwuy
Donovan imw Mlis Hollnook unil her fa
ther meet on frltmlly li-inm. Donovan
foiiKhl mi lliillun nhHimsln. He met tho
iniiii lm Htippoyed wm HollmmW. hut who
Hiild lie whh HitrtrlilKi't " eiiniie muker
CHAPTER V. Continued.
Ho bjioUo tho nitmo cnruleHsly, hla
innnncr mid tono Implying that there
could ln no dobutliiK tho uubject. I
wmi tirnpnrud for nvnsluu, but not for
UiIh cool donlnl of lila identity.
"Hut UiIh nftcrnoon, Mr. Holbrook,
1 clmnccd to follow tho crock to this
lioliit und I b.iw "
"Yqh probably nnw that houseboat
down there, that la my nhop. Ah I
tell you, 1 am a muker of canoes. They
liavo, I hopo, jiomo reputation honoBt
hund-work; nnd my output Is limited.
I shall bo docply chagtlnctl If you
liavo novcr heard of tho Hartrldgn
Ho flhook Ills head In mock grief,
walked to a cabarotto and took up n
plpo und filled It. He was carrying
off tho situation well; but bis cool
iiobh angered mo.
"Mr. Hnrtrldgo, I am Borry that 1
-inunt bollovo that heretofore you liavo
been known u Holbrook. The fact
was clonchod for me this nftornoon,
qulto lato, ns I Htood In the path be
low thorc. I hoard qulto distinctly n
young woman call you father."
"So? Thou you're an eavesdropper
rb woll oh u trospasHor!" and the
"Wo will admit thut I am both," I
"You are conslderato, Mr. Dono
van!" "Tho young woman who called you
fntb or nnd whom you answered from
tho deck of tho houseboat la n person
He calmly puffed his pipe, holding
the bowl In his lingers, his Idlo hand
thrust Into hlH transom pocket.
"It watt MIhb Helen Holbrook that
I Raw horo, Mr. Hartrldge."
Ho started, thon recovered himself
and puoroil Into tho pipe bowl for a
Hocond; thon looked at mo with nn
iinuaed smllo on his face.
"You cortnlnly have u wonderful Im
agination. Tho person you saw, If you
Bnw any ono on your visit to these
promlitm to-dny. was my daughter,
Hotmllnd Hartrldge. Wiroro do you
think you knew her, Mr. Donovan?"
"I saw her this morning at St.
Agatha's school. I not only say her,
but I talked with her. and I am neith
er deaf nor blind."
Ho pursed his lips and studied me.
with hlH head slightly tltltcd to one
F.ldo, In a cool fashion that I did not
'I'-iiher nn odd place to have mot
this Miss what nnnio, did you Bay?
Miss Helen Holbrook; u closed
t.ohoolhouse, nnd that sort of thing."
"You may caso your mind on that
point; sho was with your sister, her
mint, Mr. Holbrook; und I want you
to understand that your following
Miss Patricia Holbrook hero Is In
famous nnd that I havo no othor busi
ness but to protect her from you."
Ho liont his eyes upon mo grnvoly
and nodded several times.
"Mr. Donovau," ho begin, "I repeat
that I mil not Honry Holbrook, and
my dntightcr Is my daughtor, and not
your Miss Helen Holbrook. Moreover,
If you will go to Tlppecnnoo or to
Annundalo and ask about mo you will
loam that I have been a resident ot
this community, woiklng at my trade,
that of a canoe-muker. That shop
down thoro by the creek and this
house, I built m) self."
"Hut the girl"
"Was not Helen Holbrook, but my
daughter, Rosalind Hnrtrldgo. She
has been away at school, and came
home only a week ago. You uio clear
ly mistaken; and If you will call, as
you undoubtedly will, on your Miss
I'olbiook at St. Agatha's In tho morn
ing, you will undoubtedly tlnd your
youti'c lady thoro qulto safely In
churo of what was tho name. Miss
Palrkla Holbrook? In whoso behalf
you toko bo pralsoworthy an Interest."
Ilo was treating mo quite as though
I wcro u stupid schoolboy, but I ral
lied Biifllclontly to demand;
"If you uro so peaceable nnd only
a boatmakor hero, will you toll mo
why you havo enemies who are do
anxious to kill you? I Imagine that
murdor isn't common on the quiet
nhorcB of this little creek, and thai an
Italian Bailor is not employed to kill
men who have not a past of somo sort
Ills browB knit and tho jaw under
Mb short beard tightened. Then ho
ftralled and throw his plpo on tho
'I havo only your word for It that
tfciHo's nn Italian in tho wood-pile. I
imvvo friends among tho country folk
liero und in tho lake villages who can
vouch for me. As I am not In the
.irr j v n . .
mawcTB imiiw m ii khbmm wmww
IPCTBi J mm
I Drought My Horse to a Walk
least Interested In your affairs I shall
not trouble you for your credentials;
but as tho hour Is Into and I hope 1
havo satlslled you thnt wo havo no
acquaintances in common, I will bid
you good night. If you euro for a boat
to carry you home "
"Thank you, no!" I Jorked.
He bowed with slightly oxaggerated
courtesy, walked to tho door and
throw It open. Ho nsked whoro 1 had
left my home, wished mo u pleasant
rldo home, nnd I wns striding up tho
highway In no ngrceable frame of
mind before I quite realized that after
nurrowly escaping death on his house
boat at the hands of his enemies,
Henry Holbrook had not only sent
mo away ns Ignorant na I hnd come,
but hnd added considerably to my par
plexItleB. CHAPTER VI.
A Sunday's Mixed Affairs.
The faithful ljinui opened the door
of Olenarni IIouku, nnd after I had
Bwallowed the supper he always had
ready for mo when I kept late hours,
I established myself In comfort on the
terrace and studied the affairs of the
house of Holbiook until the robins
rang up the dawn. On their hint I
went to bed and slept until IJImn
came In at ten o'clock with my coffee.
An old hymn chimed by the chapel
bells reminded me that it was Sunday.
Services were held during the Hum
mer, ho the Iioufo servants Informed
me, for tho benellt of the cottauers at
Port Annnndnle; and walking to our
pier I soon saw a flotilla of launches
and canoes steering for St. Agatha's.
I entered tho school grounds by tho
Cilonarm gnto and watched several
smart traps approach by the lake
roud, depositing othor devout folk at
The sight of bright parasols and
modish gowns, the semi-urban Sunday
thnt had fallen In this quiet corner of
the world, as though out of the bright
blue above, made fill the more unreal
my expciieneoB of the night. And
Just then tho door of the main hall of
St. Agatha'B opened and forth came
Miss Pat, Helen Holbiook nnd Sister
Margaret and walked toward tho
It was Helen who greeted mo first.
"Aunt Pat can't wltlistnnd the temp
tations of a day like this. We're
chagrined to think we never know
this part ot tho world beforo!"
"I'm Hiiro there Is no danger." said
MIsb Pat, smiling at her own timidity
iih she guvo mo her hand. I thought
that sho wished to speak to me uloiio,
but Helen lingered nt hor side, and
it was sho who aBked tho question
that wns on her mint's lips.
"Wo are undiscovered? You have
heard nothing, Mr. Donovan?"
"Nothing, Miss Holbrook," I said;
and I turned away from Miss Pat
whoso oyes mudo lying dllllcult to
Helen, who mot my gnzo with charm
And 1 took account of the girl nnow
as I walked between her and Miss Pat,
through a trelllsed luno that alter
nated crimson ramblers and purple
clematis, to tho chapel, Sister Marga
ret's brown-robed Ilguro preceding us.
Tho open sky, tho frosh nirs of morn
ing, tho bird-song and tho smoll of
vorduoiis earth In themselves gavo
Sabbath benediction. I chnllongcd all
my souses bb I heard Melon's deep
volca running on In light buntor with
hor aunt. It wns not po.slblo that I
had seen her through t)io dusk only
tho duy before, traitorously mooting
as I Neared the Cottage.
her futher, the foe of this dear old
ludy who walked beside me. It was
an Impossiblo thing"; the thought was
unchivulroiiB and unworthy of uny
man calling hlmseir gentleman. No
ono so wholly beautiful, no one with
her voice, her steady tranquil eyoa,
could. I argued, do ill. And yet I had
seen und heard her; I might havo
touched hor ns she crossed my path
and run down to tho houseboat!
Sho wore today u white und green
gown and trailed a green parasol In
a white-gloved hand. Her small round
lint with Its sharply upturned brim Im
parted n new frankness to her fuce.
Suveral times she looked at me quick
ly she was ulniost my own height
nnd thoro was no questioning the per
fect honesty of her splendid eyes.
"Wo hoped you might drop In yes
terday nftornoon." she said, and my
ears were at once alert.
"Yes," laughed Miss Pat, "wo
"We were playing chess, and almost
came to blows!" nld Helen. "We
played from ten to dinner, and Sister
Murguret really had to come nnd teut
on away from our game."
I bad now learned, as though by her
own intention, thut hud been tit St.
Agatha's. plulng a harmless game
with her aunt, ni the very moment
that I hnd seen her at the canoe
maker's And even moro conclusive was
the fact that she had made this state
ment befoii' her aunt, and thnt Miss
Pat had acqulosced in It.
We bud reached the church door,
und I bud reully intended entering
with them; but now I wus In no frame
or mind for church; I murmured nn ex
cuse about having letters to write.
"Hut this nftornoon we bIiiiII go for
u ride or u .sail, which shull It be, Miss
Holbrook?" I nnld. turning to MlhB
Put In the church porch.
Sho exchanged glances with Holen
"Ah you please. Mr. Donovan. It
might be that we should bo Bofer on
the water "
I wiiB relieved On the lake there
wns much less chance of her being ob
served by Henry Holbrook than In the
highways about Annundnle. It was, to
bo Hiiro, a question whether the man I
hud encounteied ut the canoe-maker's
was really hor brother; that question
wus still to bo settled. Tho presence
or (illlcsplo l had forgotten uttorl ;
but he wns, at any rate, the least im
portant figure in thu little ilrumn un
folding before me.
"1 Hhnll come to your pier with the
launch nt five o'clock," I said, and
with thanks tiiurinuiing in my ears
I turned awuy, went homo and called
for my horse.
I repeated my Journey of tho night
before, making daylight acquiilntaneo
with tho highway. I brought my hnrso
to a wnlk as I neared tho canoe-maker's
cottage, and I read his sign nnd
tho lettering on his mall box nnd sat
isfied mysolf thnt tho numo Hnrtrldge
was Indisputably sot forth on both.
Thoro was no ono in sight; perhaps
tho adventure nnd warning of tho
night had caused Holbrook to Ieuv;
but at nny rnto I was bont upon list
ing about him In Tlppecnnoo vlllagu
Tltla place. lying two miles boyoni
tho cunoo-mnker's, I found to bo a
Blcopy hamlet of perhaps 50 cottages,
a country store, a post-ofllco, and a
blacksmith shop. There was a wutor
trough in front of tho store, and I
dismounted to glvo my horse a drink
whilo I went to tho cottage behind tho
closed store to scc-k t'co shopkeeper.
'fir wwifiUtsHovji w cv
I found him In u gardon under nn
apple tree reading a newspaper. Ho
was an old fellow In spectacles, und,
assuming that t was an Idler from
the summer colony, he greeted mo
courteously. I questioned him ub to
tho chnracter or the winters In this
region, spoke of tho employments or
the village folk, then mentioned tho
"Yea; he woiks the year round down
there on the Tippecanoe. Ho sells
his canoes all over tho country the
Hartrldge. that's his name. You must
have Been his sign there by the cedar
hedge They say he gets big prices
Tor his canoes."
"I suppose he's a nntlve In these
parts?" I ventured.
"No, but he's been here a good
while. I guess nobody knows where
ho conies from or cares. He works
pretty hard, but I guess he llkoB It."
"He's an Industrious man, Is he?"
"Oh, he's a steady worker; but Iio'b
a queer kind, too. Now, ho never
votes and he never goes to church;
nnd for the sako or the argument,
neither V do I" and the old follow
winked prodigiously. "He's a mighty
odd tiiun; but I can't say that that's
against him. Hut ho'a quiet and peaco
able, and now Mb daughtor "
"Oh, he has a daughter?'
"Yes, and that's all he has, too;
and they never havo any visitors. The
daughter Just come homo tho other
duy, and wo ain't hardly seen her yet.
She's been i.way ut school."
"I Biippose Mr. Hartrldge la absent
sometimes; he doesn't live down thero
all the time, does he?"
"I can't sny that I could prove It;
sometimes I don't seo him for a
month or more; but his business Is his
own, stranger." he concluded, point
edly. "You think that ir Mr. Hartrldge
hud a visitor you'd know It?" I per
sisted, though the shopkeeper grew
"Well, now, I might; und again I
mightn't. Mr. Hartrldge Is a queer
man. I don't see him every day, and
particularly In the winter 1 don't keep
track ot him.'
With a little leading the storekeepet
described Hartrldge ror me. and hlB
description milled exactly with the
man who had caught mo on the canoe
maker's premises the night before.
And yet, when I had thanked tho
storekeeper and ridden on through the
village, I wus as much befuddled as
over. Theio was something decideilly
Incongruous in tiie idea that a man
who was, by all superficial signs, at
least u gentleman, should be estab
lished in the business or making en
tices by the side or u lonely creek In
this odd corner or the world. Prom
the storekeeper's account, Hartrldgo
might be ubsent from his retreat for
long periods; If he were Henry Hol
brook und wished to annoy his sister.
it wus not so fur from this lonely
creek to tho Connecticut town where
Miss Pal lived. Again, as to the daugh
ter, just home ft oni school and not
yet familiar to the eyes of the vlllngo,
she might easily enough be an Inven
tion to hide the visits of Helen Hol
brook. I found myself trying to ac
count ror the ract that, by some means
short or the miraculous, Helen Hol
brook bad played chess with Miss Pat
at St. Agatha's at the very hour 1 had
seen her with her father on tho Tip
pecnuoe. And thon I was bullied
again ns I remembered thnt Paul Stod
dard had sent tho two women to St,
Agatha's, und thut their destination
could not huve been chosen by Helen
My thoughts wandered Into many
blind alleys as I rode on. I was thor
oughly disgusted with myself ut find
ing the loose ends of the Holbrooks'
affairs multiplying so rapidly. Tho
sun of noon shone hot overhead, and 1
turned my horse Into a roud thnt led
liomoword by the custom shore of tho
hike. As I uppronched a little country
church at the crown or a long hill i
saw a crowd gathered in the highway
nnd reined my horse to see what hnd
happened. The congiegatlou of farme
und their lumllles had just been dis
missed; and they were pressing about
a young man who stood In the center
of nn oxelted throng. Drawing closer.
I was amazed to find my friend (ill
lesplo tho center or attention.
"Hut, my dear sir," cried a lull,
bearded man whom 1 took to be tho
minister or this wayside tlock, "you
must at least glvo us the privilege of
thanking you! You ennnot know what
this means to us, a gift so munificent
so far beyond our dreaniB."
Whereat Gillespie looked bored,
shook his head, and tried to force his
way through the encircling rustics. Ho
was clad In a Norfolk Jacket and
knlckorbockers or funtastle plaid, with
a cap to match.
A young famer, noting my curiosity
and heavy with great news, whispered
"T'Oat boy In short pants put a f 1.000
bill In the collection basket. All la
ono bill! Thoy thought it was a mis
take, but ho told our preucher It was
u tree girt.'
(TO UK CONTINUED.)
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