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CHAPTER II. Continued.
'Thoro'n Rolnj; to lo it dentil!" hIio
wnllcil. "Oh, Miss Kacliol, tlioro'H ko
lug to be u duath!"
"Thcro will be," 1 wild tfrlmly, "If
you don't keep quiet, Llddy Allen."
And eo wo Bat there until morning,
wondering If the cnitdlu would last
until dawn, and arranging what trains
wo could take back to town. If we had
only stuck to that decision and Bono
back before It was too Intel
The mm camo finally, and from my
window I watched the trees alotiB the
drlvo tako Hhadowy form, gradually
loso their ghostlike apiiearance, be
como sray and then Kreen. The
Oroenwood club showed Itsell a dab
of whito nsalnst the hill across the
valley, and an early toblu or two
hopped around In the dew. Not un
til the inllk-Loy and the sun came,
about the i,amo time, did I date to
open the door Into the hall and look
around. Kverythlng was an we had
left It. Trunks were heaped hero and
there, ready for the trunk-room, and
throunli an end window of stained
glass en mo a streak of red and yel
low dnyllBht that wns eminently
cheerful. Tlio milk-hoy was pound
Iiib somewhere below, and tho duy
Thomas Johnson came amblltiB up
tho drive about half-past six, and we
could hear him clattcrinB around on
tho lower floor, openltiB shutters. 1
had to tako I.lddy to her room up
stairs, however sho was quite suro
.sho would find Koniothlng uncanny. In
fnct, when she did not, havltiB now
tho courage of dnyllBht, she was actu
Well, we did not go back to town
I wnrncd Llddy not to mention what
had happened to anybody, and tele
phoned to town for servants. Then,
nfter a breakfast which did more tliliilc bhe was worrying about the bro
credit to Thomas' heart than his head, kl, llrror nnd ltH nuisury. more than
I wont on n short tour of Investlgiv
tlon. Tho sounds had como from tho
east wing, nnd not without some
qualms I began there. At tlrst l found
nothing. Slnco then I havo devolopcd
my no wore of obsorvntlon, but at that
tlmo I was n novice. Tho small card
room seemed undisturbed. I looked for
footprints, which Is, I bellevo, tho con
ventional thing to do, nlthough my
oxperlcnco hns been that as clews
both footprints nnd thumb-mnrks aro
inoro useful In fiction than in fact.
Hut tho stairs In that wing offered
At tho top of tho (light had been
placed a tail wicker hamper, packed
with linen that had como from town.
It stood nt tho edgo of the top stop,
almost barring passage, and on tho
step below It was a long, fresh
flcrntch. For thrco stons tho scratch
wns repeated, Brndually diminishing,
as If somo objedt had fallen, striking
onch ono. Then for four steps nothing.
On tho fifth stop below was a round
dent In tho hard wood. That was nil,
and It ecomed Uttlo enough, except
that I wns positive tho marks had not
been there tho day before.
It boro out my theory of the sound,
which had been for all tho world llko
tho bumping of n motnlllc object down
a night of Btcps. Tho Tour steps had
been skipped. I reasoned that an Iron
bar, for Instance, would do something
of tho sort strlko two or three steps,
end down, then turn over, Jumping n
fow stnirs, and landing with a thud.
Iron bars, however, do not fall
downstairs In tho mlddlo of the night
nlono. Coupled with tho llguro on tho
voranda tho agency by which It
climbed might bo assumed, nut nnd
Uoro was tho thing thnt puzzled mo
most tho doors woro ull fastened
that morning, tho windows unmolest
ed, and tho particular door from tho
card room to the vcrnndn had a com
bination lock of which I held tho key,
nnd which had not been tampered
I fixed on nn attempt at burglary,
as tho most natural explanation au
attempt frustrated by tho falling of
tho objoct, whatever It was, that had
roused mo. Two things I could not
understand; how tho Intruder had es
caped with everything locked, nnd
why ho had left tho small silver,
which, In tho absence of a hutlor, had
remained downstnlrs over night.
In tho afternoon a hack camo up.
uuiii uusanuvn, wiin n rresh relay of
servants. Tho driver took them with
a flourish to tho servants' entrnnco,
and drovo around to tho front of Uio
houso, wliero 1 was awaiting him.
"Two dollars," ho said in reply to
my question. "I don't charge full
ratos, bocauso, brlngln' 'em up nil
summer as I do. It pays to make n
special price. When they got orf tho
trnin I hez, boz I: 'Thoro's nnothor
bunch for Sunnyslde, cook, pnrlor
maid and all.' Yes'm six Hummers,
nnd a now lot novor loss than once a
month. Thoy won't stnnd for tho
country and tho loneEomonoss, 1
Hut with tho presonco of tho
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"I Was Roused by
"hunch" of servants my courngo re
vived, and late In the afternoon came
a message fiom Gertrudo that sho and
Halsey would anlvo that night nt
about 11 o'clock, coining In tho car
from Ulchlleld. Things were looking
up; and when Hetilnh, my cat, a most
intelligent animal, found some early
catnip on a bank near the house ami
rolled In It In a feline ecstasy, I de
cided that getting back to nature was
the thing to do.
Wliilo I was dressing for dinner,
I.lddy rapped at tho door. She was
hardlv herself vet. but nrlvntolv I
anything else. When she came In sho
was holding something In her hand,
and she laid it on the dressing table
"I found It In tho linen hamper,"
sho said. "It must bo Mr. Ilalsey's,
but It seems queer how It got there."
It was tho half of a link cuff but
ton of unique design, and I looked at
"Where was it? In tho bottom of
the hamper?" I asked.
"On the very top," she replied. "It's
a mercy It didn't fall out on tho way."
When Llddy had gone I examined
the fragment attentively. I had never
seen It before, and I was certain It
was not Ilnlsey'8'. It was of Italian
workmanship, and consisted of n
mother-of-pearl foundation, encrusted
with tiny seed-pearls, strung on
horsehair to hold them. In tho cen
ter wns a small ruby. Tho trlnkot
wns odd enough, but not Intrinsically
of great value. Its Interest for mo
lay In this: Llddy had found It lying
In the top of tho hamper which had
blocked tho cast-wing stairs.
That afternoon the .Armstrongs'
housekeeper, a youngish good-looking
woman, applied for Mrs. Ualston's
place, and I was glad enough to tako
her. Sho looked ns though sho might
be equal to u dozen of Llddy, with her
snapping black eyes and heavy Jaw.
Her name was Anne Wntson, and I
dined that evening for the ilrst tlmo
In thrco days.
Mr. John Bailey Appears.
I had dinner served in tho break
fast room. Somehow tho hugo dining
room depressed mo, and Thomas,
cheerful enough nil day, allowed his
spirits to go down with tho sun. Ho
had a habit of watching tho corners
of tho room, left shadowy by tho can
dles on tho table, and altogether it
was not a festive meal.
Dlnnor over I went Into tho living
room. I had three hours beforo tho
children could possibly arrive, and I
got out my knitting.
Tho chug of tho nutomobllo ns It
climbed tho 'hill was tho moat wel
como sound I hnd heard for n long
time, and with Gertrude and Ilalsey
actually beforo mo, my troubles
seemed over for good. Gertrudo stood
smiling In the hall, with her hat qulto
over one car, and her hair In every
direction under her pink veil. Ger
trude is n very protty bIH, no mattor
how her hat is, and I wns not sur
prised when Ilnlsuy presented a good
lookliiB young man, who bowed at
mo and looked at Trudo that Is tho
ridiculous nlcknnmo Gertrudo brought
"I havo brought a guest, Aunt Ray,"
Ilalsey said, "I want you to adopt
him Into your affections nnd your Sat-urduy-to-Moudny
list. Lot mo present
John Unlley, only you must call him
Jack, In 12 hours ho'U bo calling you
"Aunf; 1 know him."
Wo shook hands, nnd I got a chanco
to look nt Mr. Hallcy; ho was a tall
I fellow, perhaps 30, nnd ho wore a
a Revolver Shot."
small mustache. I remember wonder
ing why; ho seemed to have a good
mouth and when ho smiled his teeth
were above tho average. Ono never
knows why certain men cling to u
messy upper lip thnt must get Into
things, nny more than ono under
stands some women building up their
hair on wiro atrocities Otherwise,
ho was. very good to look at, stalwnrt
and tanned, with the direct gnzo that
I like. I am particular about Mr. Hal
ley, because ho was a prominent fig
ure In what happened later.
Gertrudo was tired with tho trip
and went up to bed very soon. I
made up my mind to tell them noth
ing until tho next day, nnd then to
mnko us light of our excitement as
possible. After all, what had I to tell?
An Inquisitive faco peering In nt a
window; a crash In the night; a
scratch or two on tho stairs, and half
a cuff-button! As for Thomas nnd hii
forebodings. It was always my belief
that n negro Is ono part thlof, one
part pigment, nnd tho rest supersti
tion. It was Saturday night. Tho two
men went to tho billiard room, and I
could hear them talking as I went up
stairs. It seemed thnt Ilalsey had
stopped nt the Greenwood club for
gasolene and found Jnck Hnllcy there,
with the Sunday golf crowd. Mr. Hal
ley had not been hard to persuade
probably Gertrudo know why and
they had carried him. oft triumphant
ly. I roused Llddy to got them some
thing to eat Thomas was boyond
reach In tho lodge nnd paid no at
tention to hor evident terror of tho
kitchen regions. Then I went to bed.
Tho men wero still in the billiard
room when I finally dozed off, and tho.
Inst thing I remember wns the howl
of n dog In front of tho house. It
walled n crescendo of woo that trailed
off hopefully, only to break out afresh,
from n new point of tho compass.
At thrco o'clock In tho morning I
was roused by a revolver shot. Tho
sound seemed to como from Just out
bide my door. For n moment I could
not movo. Then I heard Gertrude
stirring In her room, nnd tho next
moment sho had thrown open the con
"O, Aunt Ray! Aunt Ray!" sho
cried hysterically. "Somo ono has
"Thieves," I Bald Bhortly. "Thank
goodness, there nro soma mon In tho
houso tonight." I wns getting Into
my slippers and a bnth-robe, and Ger
trudo with shaking hands was lighting
a lamp. Then wo opened tho door
Into tho hall, whero, crowded on tho
upper landing of tho stairs, the maids,
white-faced nnd trembling, wero peer
ing down, headed by Llddy. I was
greeted by a series of low Bcrenms
nnd questions, nnd I tried to quiet
them, Gertrudo had dropped on u
chnlr and sat thcro limp nnd shiv
ering. I went nt onco across tho hall to
ilalsey's room nnd knocked; then I
pushed tho door open. It was ompty;
tho bed hud not been occupied!
"Ho must bo In Mr. Halloy's room."
I said excitedly, and followed by Lld
dy, wo went there. Llko Ilalsey's, It
had not been occupied! Gertrudo was
on her feet now, but sho leaned
agnl.ist the door for support.
"They havo been killed!" Bho
gnsped. Then she caught mo by tho
arm und dragged mo toward tho
stairs. "Thoy mny only bo hurt, nnd
wo must And them," sho said, hor
oyes dilated with excitement.
I don't rcmombcr how wo got down
tho Btnlrs; I do remombor expecting
every moment to bo killed. Tho cook
wns nt tho telophono upstairs, calling
tho Greenwood club, and Llddy was
I behlud mo, afraid to como and not
dnrltiB to stay behind. Wo found tho
living room nml tho drawing loom un
disturbed. Somehow I felt that what
ever so found would bo In tho card
room or on the staircase, and nothing
but tho fear that Ilalsey was In dan
ger drovo mo on; with every step my
knees seemed to give way under me.
Gertrude wns ahead and In tho card
room she stopped, holding her can
dle high. Then she pointed silently to
tho doorway Into tho hall beyond.
Huddled there on tho floor, face down,
with his arms extended, wns a man.
Gertrude ran forward with a gasp
ing sob. "Jack," oho cried, "Oh, Jack!"
Llddy had run, screaming, nnd tho
two of us were there alone. It wns
Gertrude who turned him over, llnal
ly, until wo could i,ec his white face,
and then she drew a deep breath and
dropped limply to her knees. It was
the body of a mnn, n gentleman, In u
dinner coat and white waistcoat,
stained now with blood the body of
a man 1 had never seen before.
Where Is Halsey?
Gertrude gazed at tho face In n kind
of fascination. Then she put out her
hands blindly, nnd 1 thought she was
going to faint.
"He has killed him!" sho muttered
almost Inarticulately; and at that, be
cause my nerves were going, I gavo
her a good shake.
"What do you mean?" I said fran
tically. Thcro was a depth of Brief
and conviction In her tono that was
worse than anything sho could havo
said. Tho shako braced her, any
how, and she seemed to pull herself
together. Hut not another word would
she say; she stood gazing down nt
thnt gruesome llguro on tho Iloor,
while Llddy, ashamed of her Might
and afraid to come back, drovo beforo
her three terrified women servants
Into the drawing room, which was as
near as any of them would venture.
Once In tho drawing room, Gertrudo
collapsed and went from one fainting
spell into another. I hnd all I could
do to keep Llddy from drowning her
with cold water, nnd tho maids hud
dled In a corner, us much use us so
many sheep. In n short time, although
It seemed hours, n car came rushing
up, and Anno Watson, who had waited
to dress, opened tho door. Thrco men
from tho Greenwood club, in all kinds
of costumes, hurried In. I recognized
a Mr. Jarvls, but tho others wero
"What's wrong?" the Jarvls man
asked and we made a strange pic
ture, no doubt. "Nobody hurt, la
there?" He wns looking at Gertrude.
"Worse thnn thnt, Mr. Jarvls," I
said. "I think It Is murder."
At the word there was a commotion.
The cook began to cry, and Mrs. Wat
son knocked over a chair. The men
wero visibly Impressed.
"Not nny member of tho family?"
Mr. Jarvls nsked, when ho hud got
"No," I said; and motioning Llddy
to look nfter Gertrude, I led tho way
with a lnmp to tho cardroom door.
One of tho men gavo an exclamation,
and they nil hurried across tho room.
Aft. Jarvls took tho lamp from mo I
remember that and then feeling my
self getting dizzy nnd light-headed I
closed, my eyes. When I opened them
their brief , examination was over, and
Mr. Jarvls was trying to put mo in a
"You must get upstnlrs," ho said
firmly, "you and Miss Gertrude, too.
This hns been n terrlblo shock. In
his own home, too."
I stared nt him without comprehen
sion. "Who Ib It?" I asked with dif
ficulty. Where seemed a band drawn
tight around my throat.
"It Is Arnold Armstrong," ho Bald,
looking nt mo oddly, "nnd ho Iiob been
murdered In his father's house."
After a mlnuto I gathored myself
together and Mr. Jarvls helped mo
Into tho living room. Llddy had got
Gertrudo upstairs, nnd tho two
Btrango men from tho club stayed
with tho body. The reaction from tho
shock nnd strain won tremendous; I
was collapsed and then Mr. Jarvls
nsked mo n question that brought
back my wnudcrlng faculties.
"Whero Is Ilalsey?" ho asked.
"Halsoy!" Suddenly Gertrudo'B
stricken fnco roso beforo mo tho
empty room upstairs. Whero was
"lie was here, wasn't ho?" Mr. Jar
vls persisted. "Ho Btopped at tlio club
on his way over."
"I don't know where ho Is," I said
Ono of tho men from tho club camo
In, nsked for tho telophono, and I
could hear him excitedly talking, say
ing something about coroners nnd de
tectives. Mr. Jnrvls leaned over to
"Why don't you trust me, Miss In
ncs?" ho said. "If 1 can do anything
I will. Hut tell mo tho whole thing."
I did, finally, from tho beginning,
and when I told of Jnck Halloy's be
ing In tho houso that night ho gavo a
"I wish they woro both hero," ho
said when I finished, "Whatever mad
prank took thorn away, It would look
better If thoy wero hero. Especially "
(TO BU CONTINUED.)
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