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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
THE JOl of L1U1NQ
SYNOPSlH.OlHlllcInK the- pros
pect of ii moiitirH vllt to Iter aus
tere mint, Lady Krytht-a Ijunbc,
nt Jcrvmilx ublioy, anil her couhIii,
Alexander I-nmbc, Almee, vivacious
(laiiKlitcr of tlio Very Heverond
VlHColint ftemopc, wanders Into tliu
park, thcro encountering a stnuiBo
youth. lit) laiiKhlmsly Introduces
himself aa "Hilly," American. Tlio
two ride on IiIh motorcycle, tlio
"KlyliiK Sphinx," and part. With
deorKina llernoia, her cousin, Almco
nets out for Jervaulx. Sho decides
that Gnorulnu shall Impersonate
her at Jervaulx, while- she Koes on
11 holiday. CliorKlna'B horrified pro
tect In unavailltiK. Almeu again
meets "Hilly." lie tells her Ills
name Ih Spencer, and Hhu gives hora
aa Amy hnootrfes, at present "out
of a Jul)." Hilly on era to tal her
lulu partnership In hcIIIiik tlio
Sphinx. In 11 spirit of madcap ad
venture, she aciepta. Tho two pro
ceed to tlio town of Stanhou, Inking"
separate lodging hi Ivy cottaKo.
That nlKlit Almeo visits (Icorglna
and leariiH that tlio deception has
not been discovered. Sho compels
Uourfilna to coutlnuo tho subter
fiiRe. On a trial Rpln, with Hilly,
Ahnco almost collide with a car
riage In which arc her aunt, Ocor
Klna and Alexander. Tho pair es
rapo imrecoKnlzed. CJeorKlna learns
that Lord Hcrootio la corning to
visit I-'idy Krythea and la In hope
less bewilderment. Whllo Almeo la
Mecrelly vIslthiK OeorKlna at Jer
vaulx, thu place la burKlarlzed.
Almee escapes. Police declilu the
thloves aro "Jack tho Climber" and
"Calamity Kate," who travel on a
motorcycle. Hilly, who has shad
owed Almeo to Jervaulx, follows
thn thieves. Ho la knocked out, but
llnda ho Iuih some costly emeralds,
Itcallainit they must bo part of tho
loot from Jervaulx, ho atarts for tho
abbey. He meota Almee, with tho
police In pursuit. In a sccuro hid
ing place, a cave amoiiK the eras
pita, Almeo tells him tho whole
atory. Ho urges her that alio mako
a frank confession to her father,
but on rellectlon both realize
Almeo's good name has been com
promised by her two nights' stay
at Ivy cottage. Assuring Almee he
has a plan to save her, Hilly leaves
her In tho ravo and, proceeding to
Jervaulx, restores tho emeralda to
thu astounded Lady Krythca.
CHAPTER Kill Continued.
"Mr. Spencer, not being n pollco
innn, uses Ills cohitiinn huh. so," Inter
posed Lady Krythea with extreme
aridity. "Are you suggesting that lie
Btole etnentlds worth n fortune, for
tho pleasure of returning them with
thanks hesldea wounding lilmself on
Mr. I'nnko heaved a henvy sigh.
"No, my lady, I am endeavoring to
collect facts that may help In thu
tracing of the thieves." The Inspector
ran through his notes, detailing the
Information III My had given him dur
ing the llrst part of the story. "Full
name, William Spencer, on your way
from I'.eechwell to Stanhou railway
utation, Intending to catch tho 2:15
a. 111. mall train to London, when you
encountered the thieves ahout 1:110
a. in. Is that correct?"
"Precisely," said Hilly, annealing
the statements Into his memory. It
would not do to forget any of them.
'J'ho thought of the work he was giv
ing the Recording Angel caused him
not a tremor, lie was thinking only
of Almee, hiding In her cave behind
thu bramble bush. "Do you want me
to come to the station house?"
"Not necessary," said the inspector,
after a moment's hesitation, "but I
want to know where you can be found
Immediately in case anything further
transpires and your testimony will
be wanted If we apprehend the
thieves." He avoided Lady Krythea's
"Overseas club, London, will find
me. I've quarters there."
The Inspector made a note.
"What Is your occupation?"
"Knglneor?" queried the Inspector,
chiming at his hands.
"Weil, say motor mechnnlc," said
Hilly grinning1, "und proud of it."
, "Are you employed with any llrm?"
"I am on my own at present."
Inspector I'anke closed his note
book with a snap.
"I must return to my duties, your
'ndyshlp. I congratulate you on recov
ering the emeralds." He bowed gloom
ily to Mr. Lainbe and darted at Hilly n
parting glance that said : "Young mnn,
however little you desire to see mo
ngaln, I shall find you when I want
you. I n.it Inspector I'anke."
Thu door closed behind him.
"It Is a pleasure," said Lady Kry
Ihou grimly, "to reduce the self
esteem of that very fatuous person."
She turned to Hilly with Increased In
terest. "You are, It seems, a motor
mechanic. And out of employment.
Would you care for a situation as
chauffeur? I can offer you," said
Lady Krytheu. "four pounds a week,
uml all found."
Hilly was submerged by two waves
of emotion. The Hist was a strangled
desire for laughter. The second, an
Instant determination to clutch at the
offer, with Its amazing possibilities
and advantages that opened before
Jilm. Thought was a very fluid thing
"Done!" he exclaimed.
Mr. Alexander Lambo coughed.
"Say, ')'('.', my lady,' " he murmured.
"Yes, my lady!" announced Hilly,
Into the ear-trumpet,
"Very good," said Lady Krythea with
satisfaction, "I engage you. I must
warn you," she added with sudden cau
tion, "that I had to discharge my last
chauffeur for dishonesty an offense
that In your case Is obviously linpos-plul"-nn.d
ulw far aaa still mora re
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volting; I found him philandering
most Indecorously with one of ihjj
maid-servants." She llxcd Hilly with
her eye. "I trust you have no such
propensity as that."
"I should," said Hilly Indignantly,
"as soon think of drinking a gallon
"Precisely," said Lady Krythea with
approval. "Then I should like, you to
enter upon your duties today. Say
this afternoon. There are quarters
for you over the garage, and tho uni
forms of the man I discharged. You
will only be required to go out once
this evening. At live-thirty" Lady
Krythea checked herself. "Hut I for
got. You will require a day or two's
rest. You have had a strenuous night,
your head Is Injured"
"That doesn't amount to a shooter
bite, my lady," said Hilly quickly. "My
head's all right. I can be ready by
"Very well, 'If you nre sure. It will
be convenient. My coachman Is away
for the day. I believe the two motors
are In order. Take the smaller one,
the I'anhard luggage-car, and meet the
5 :.'(() train at Stanhoo. There will lie
a young woman on the train. Shu Is
coming here as parlor maid. Iking
her and her boxes. You understand?"
"Sure very good, my lady," said
,JJIII.y. "What's her name?"
"The name Is Immaterial. She Is
for Jervaulx. It Is curious," added
Lady Krythea Impatiently, "how my
memory falls me. I forget the wom
an's name. Alexander, you remember
I spoke to you of this matter? The
girl from Scroope, that I engaged on
thu recommendation of your uncle
she was In his service. The daughter
of one of his keepers Lord Scroope
gave her an exemplary character, she
Is coming on a fortnight's trial."
"Snooks was the name you told me."
said Mr. Lambe.
"To be sure. The young person's
name Is Snooks," said Lady Krythea
to Hilly. "That will preclude all pos
sibility of mistake. I regret, Spencer,
that you would not allow me to rec
ompense you, but I have no doubt that
I havu acquired an excellent chauf
feur. And now you will be glad of a
bath and a meal."
Shu rang for the butler, nnd gave
him an order. Mr. Tarbeaux and Hilly
departed In each other's company.
Alexander Lambe breathed heavily.
"My dear aunt," he said, "you are
a law unto yourself, and I have known
you do some remarkable things. Hut
Is It wise to engage as servant a man
of whom you know nothing, without
character or references?"
"Alexander," said his aunt, "you
almost betray Imbecility. What better
references could I have than the resto
ration of the Lambe emeralds and the
refusal of a reward, when the man
could have made a fortune for himself
without any risk of detection?"
Mr. Lambo was dumb.
"That abominable creattiro Hoxall,"
said Lady Krythea, "had unexception
able references, and was chauffeur
eighteen months to the bishop of Lat
chester. You know what his record
was here." She turned upon Alexan
der. "Do you, a shepherd of men,
pretend to say that you think that
young man anything but absolutely
"I observed him, nnd I am certain
he is honest," said Alexander after a
pause. "Hut er his manner Is very
"We must make allowances," pro
claimed Lady Krythea, "for the Inde
pendence of the American. In theory
I havu always believed It detestable.
Actually 1 llud It not unattractive."
The New Parlor Maid.
Almee, sitting In the morning sun
light near the mouth of her burrow,
heard a rustling among the bushes
and at once dived bade Into shelter.
Presently there was a soft whistle,
which she answered. Mr. William
Spencer parted thu brambles very qui
etly and entered the cave.
lie clicked his heels together and
touched his cap.
"Anything I can do for you, miss?"
he said grinning. "Got a new Job.
Chauffeur to her ladyship. Four a
week and all found."
Hilly sat down beside her and made
his report. Almee heard It, at llrst,
with the air of Desdemona listening
to Othello. Then alio rolled on tho
sand In helpless spasms of laughter.
"How absolutely gorgeous." she
panted, sitting up and wiping her
eyes. "You've done splendidly. I
wish I'd been there to hear you bluff
the fat policeman. Hut what's the
good of the chaulTeur's Job, Hilly?
That will hamper you."
"Not a bit! It's great. I Just
Jumped at It. You see, I've got a sure
berth now, tight closo here, where I
want to bo. I'm your aunt's man.
And she's some old girl, too she
Isn't taking anything from anyone.
You should havu heard her handing It
to the policeman. I'm solid so far.
And," added Hltly, gleefully, "i've two
automobiles In my charge. Not bad
ones either. We can't use tho Sphinx.
Hut, If wo want to shift you quick an'
lively, you've tho cull on those two
"I never thought of that! You're
"Of course there's danger still. It
wasn't any good my giving a false
name. That would have been fatal In
the end. Hut there's the trouble that
they knew me as Spencer, In Stahhoe.
I'm going off right now to try an put
that straight," said Hilly. "I can see
a light. Yes, I believe I can get away
with It. That Inspector will be u nui
sance, I'm afraid. Hut he's a fool,
Almee looked at him admiringly.
"What a lot of whoppers you must
have told, Hilly. Did you mind?"
Hilly put a twig between his white
teeth and bit It In half thoughtfully.
"Where I come from, we hate a
liar," lie said. "Hut there's Just one
tlmo when a man can lie, an' It's up
to him to do It. Mind? I I enjoyed It."
"Hut I don't see how you can do It
so well, If you'e had no practice."
"It's wonderful how you fall Into
It, when there's something worth doln'
it for," said Hilly simply. "Well, I must
get busy. I've got till tho evening,
when I fetch a hired girl from the
station. She's from down your way.
Napie," he added, grinning, "of Snooks.
What d'you think of that, partner?"
''What?" cried Almee. "It must be
Amy Snooks daughter of Dad's sec
ond keeper, who was killed In the war.
I know her as well as I know myself.
I gave you her numu when you asked
me mine It was the llrst I could
think of. You say Aunt has engaged
"Yes. On your father's recommen
dation." "How beastly awkward I Directly
she sees Georglc the game's up I"
"That's rotten," said Hilly seriously;
"we've got enough on our hands as
It Is. If she wasn't a woman, I'd spill
the car and put her out of action for
quite awhlle,'rso she couldn't give you
away. As It Is, seems to me the only
thing is for mo to get hold of your
cousin Georgian an' show her how to
keep the Snooks girl quiet. 1 think
It can be done, If (Jeorglna has any
"Yes, that might do. 1 don't think
wo need worry much nbout Amy
Snooks, after all. I wish I could got
a word with Amy myself. She'd do
any blessed thing I told her oven If
It was to throw herself Into n furnace.
I can manage Amy. You'll Just have
to ifo your best, though. But look
here, Hilly," said Almeo enmestly,
"you haven't told me yet how you're
going to pull mo out of It all. It's
getting a worse tangle every hour.
What's the plan?"
Vljil bo back here about seven this"
evening," said Hilly seriously, "and
by then 111 bring you good news you
trust me. Geo! why didn't you remind
me?" he exclaimed with self-reproach,
dragging a paper parcel from his
pocket ; "you must ho sinning."
"I had some chocolato from the
"Well, try this." Hilly exposed
some rashers of bacon between slices
of bread, and a lukewarm suusuge. "1
wish It was something better. They
gave me a meal at the abbey, and I
pinched these for you, And here's
your blue dust-cloak from Ivy cottage.
Almee Started to Her Feet in Sheer
Put that on. It'll cover the tear In
your dress, In case anyone came across
you. I'll try an' raise a now skirt for
you. An' now I've got to slide out
and get to work."
Ho rose quickly, and was gone be
fore she could say a word. Almee
went to tho cave's mouth and watched
him out of sight.
"I wonder what he'll do," she said
to herself. She reflected on the situa
tion. The dllllculty concerning Amy
Snooks, the now parlor maid, was
uppermost in her mind.
A (lash cainc Into Almeo's eyes; It
announced the birth of a brilliant
idea. Shu laughed Impishly, and then
"Can't bo worked,- I'm nfrald," she
murmured. "Too far away, and
there Isn't tlmo, Hut what a pity!
Suddenly Almee started to her feet
In sheer panic.
"Oh, great heavens, what an Idiot
I ami Dad I I quite forgot P
The stress of the past ten hours
had utterly driven from hor mind one
vital fuct that now came back poign
antly. Lord Scroopo was coming to
Jervaulx at 5 p. in, (Jeorglna had
S W V
snfrt so. The burglary, Intervening,
swamped all memory of it. Hut, after
all, Lord Scroopo's arrival would be
worse than the burglary,
"It absolutely tears everything I'
said Almee desperately. "What am I
to do? If only I'd told Hilly I Hut
even he wouldn't be able to do any
She paced tho floor of the cove.
The bottom hnd dropped out of the
entire scheme of things. Then her
face lit up with a gleam of hope, and
she stopped short, thinking swiftly.
"There might bo time. It's fright
fully risky. Hut if I don't try it I'm
She buttoned up the dust-cloak with
"As well bo hung for u sheep us a
Iamb,'' said Almee.
She left the cave, ran up to tho
crest of thu crag-pit, and looked round
cautiously. Then she picked up the
skirts of the dust-cloak and scudded
ucross tho common like a hare.
Tho I'anhard luggage-car from Jer
vaulx wound Its way through tho
lanes, with Mr. William Spencer at
the steering-wheel, clad In u dark
green uniform overcoat with brass
buttons. Tho tlmo was G:lf p. 111.
The I'nnhnrd was running badly. In
spite of Hllly's overhaul, two of the
cylinders mlsllred; presently the enr
stopped with a cough and splutter.
Hilly, using blood-curdling lnnguago
uncut the prolllgato Mr. Hoxall, late
chauffeur of Jervaulx abbey, got down
and opened tho bonnet. It took him
several minutes to start the I'anhard
again, and wl.on finally ho arrived at
Stanhou railway station, tlio train
from Hurnt Ash wus alongside the
A painfully .' vlous pollccmnn In
plain clothes wa- lounging In tho sta
tion approach. He did not waste a
second glance on .'.Illy; thu driver of
the Jervnulx a'-Vy car had no Inter
est for him. l'.lly, anxious to pick up
his passenger, the disustrous parlor
maid, hurried onto the platform.
He sighted his quarry ut once. A
young woman In a cheap black tight
lit ting coat was standing by the luggage-van.
Haggage checks arc un
known In England. A tin trunk was
bulled out of tho van by n blind, in
visible force, and Hilly, upproachlng
tho passenger, raised his peaked cap
"Arc you for Jervaulx abbey?" ho
Tho young woman turned round.
"I'm tho now parlor maid," she 6nld
primly in broad Kastsblro dialect.
"You might carry my box for me, It
that ain't too heavy."
Hllly's head swam. Ills Angers
opened, nnd feebly closed again. His
It was Almee. Almco In n black
coat over a print dress, and sensible
boots. Her bronze hair was drawn
straight back and plaited Into a re
spectable knob, hor eyes wore prefer
They passed out. Hilly took his
place at the wheel, Almee seated her
self bcsldo him.
"I'll sit bore," she snld serenely,
"and you can tell mo about the place
as wo go. What's It like? They say
her ladyship Is something chronic."
Hilly glanced at her dazedly, and lot
In tho clutch. The transit of Stanhoe
was made nt something over the
spued limit. When clear of thu town,
Hilly gave tho coughing I'anhard a full
throttle and roared along the Jervaulx
road. Ho did not look at Almco, who
was staring straight In front of her.
Hilly switched the car down u nurrow
lane, covered by overarching trees,
and stopped tho engine. Ho turned to
"Partner," he said, "what In thun
der does this mean?"
Almeo looked at him, nnd dissolved
Into spasms of laughter.
"What do you think of It, Hilly?"
she said. "Aren't I the complete Amy
"It don't go!" said Hilly, almost
fiercely. "Let me In on this. What
have you been doing?"
"When you loft mo this morning, I
remembered something positively aw
ful. Dad was coming hero this after
noon nt five o'clock-."
Hilly whistled with dlsmny.
"Tlio police business had driven It
right out of my head. And I couldn't
consult you. I thought thu only
thing was to get to ScroojH) Towers
and try to put It right. I knew there
was a train about ten at Stanhoe, anil
I started for the station. Hut I never
"Thauk the powers you didn't !" said
Hilly fervently. "All tho stations are
watched. You'd never have passed
through alone without getting pulled
by the cops."
"Well, the train wasn't necessary.
A car overtook 1110 on tho road
driven by a young man. He pulled
up and offered me a lift."
"Oh!" said Hilly.
"He was quite a good sort. Inclined
to bo a l')lt sentimental; but it was a
fast car, and ho was rather now to
driving. What's tho matter with you?"
There was an expression on Billy's
face that she had not seen there be
fore. He was looking sour.
"Got on with the song and dance,"
he said shortly.
"Well, I was dropped near Scroope,
and I got across to tho Towers ; creep
ing about like a Ited Indian, so no
body saw me. I had a look In through
tho morning room window and saw
Dad reading his letters. I had a mind
to go In and kiss him, but, of course,
that wouldn't do. Ho was looking
pleased I think ho was reading Aunt
Krythen'n letter approving of mo. Of
course ho hadn't heard about the bur
glary. Thoro's no telephone at Scroope
-Dad won't hnve one.
"Then I stalked tho garage, where
o'ld Grundle, our ehover, had got the
head off one of the cylinders, nnd I
heard him grumbling to tho gardener
about having to drive Dad to Jervuulx
and back the same evening. I hid In
the lutirels till Grundle went to his
dinner, and then I attended to the car
especially the magneto. I did it ar
tistically. You can take It from me,
the old 'bus will never leave Scroope
today. Dad's visit is a washout. He's
no tlmo to get bore except by car
I know he has to catch the ten o'clock
mnll train from Seabrldge. He'll have
to take tho carriage there and start
Hilly emitted a stifled noise.
"It's all to save Dad pain and
worry," said Almee complacently.
"One must consider one's parents.
Never do to have him coming here Just
"Grent Christopher 1" said Hilly.
"Hut that doesn't explain how"
"I'm coming to that. I made a cir
cuit through tho Homo wood to the
cottage where Amy Snooks lives with
her old grandmother. I tacked up and
down In the oiling till I saw grand
mamma toddle away on her usual after-dinner
visit to the woodcutter's
wife, and I nipped Indoors to have It
out with my dear old Snooks. I found
her packing for Jervaulx, and I told
her what I wanted her to do.
"Amy Snooks Is whnt you call stolid,
and I've broken her In very well but
I'm bound to sny she was absolutely
paralyzed this time. Hut she surren
dered, before I'd done with her. i'Ue
Just enmo to. heel. It may surprise
you, Hilly, but slip simply adores me.
Amy never refused mo unythlng In
"Having molted her Into flexible con
dition, I borrowed one of her print
drosses (she lindn't another black
ono) and her second-best coat, and did
my hair like hers. I'm Jolly good at
"To cut it short, I cleared out and
tramped across country to I'llbrook
station and took the afternoon train.
Amy Joined It with her two tin boxes
at Hurnt Ash, nnd I got Into her car
riage at the next stop. I gave her all
the money I bad, and made her go on
to Seabiidgo with one of the boxes.
She'll get herself lodgings there and
have a good time till further orders
she can last a week, anyhow. I took
the other box and came on here. And
now, partner whnt about It? Wasn't
It a brain-wave?"
Hilly took off bis cap and mndo dis
order of his honey-colored hair.
"You mean to tell 1110,," ho snld diz
zily, "that girl fell for it Just because
you told her to?"
"Ah, you don't understand the
feudal spirit," said Almeo complncent
ly. "There have boon Snooks In tho
Home wood ever since there were
Sqroopes In Scroope. Towers. They
lielp each other". When Amy nnd I
wcro kids and went birds-nesting, she
was always underneath when I fell
out of the tree. She has Irregular
features, but a heart of gold. And, by
the way, of course Aunt Krythea has
never scon Amy she engaged her on
"Hut she's seen you!" oxclnlmed
Billy, "when you crashed tho Sphinx
Into her carriage."
'Only for half a second. She's blind
as a bat. She'll never know me. Isn't
It great, Hilly?"
He looked at her thoughtfully.
"Great Caesnr's ghost!" ho said, ex
plosively, "It Is! You're right. The
last place on earth those fool police
would ever llnd you or look for you,
Is the house where the burglary hap
pened. It's better than the cave, any
way. You'll be right under my eye;
and among your own folk In case real
trouble came. Hut "
"Why, you can't do It! You, par
lormaid to Lady Krythea? It's the
add test! Partner, you could never
get away with It."
Almeo regarded him pityingly.
"Hilly, I may not know anything
about men," she said, "but you
know less than nothing about
women. There Isn't the woman
living, from six years old upwards,
that Isn't n born actress, when she has
to be. Most of us are acting all day
and every day whether you guess It
or not. I don't do that myself that's
why you and I get on. Hut I can! I
can get away with It, Hilly I"
He put on his cup with a bang.
"Then let's get on!" he gasped.
"There's nothing else for It now. The
boats are burned. Away for Jervaulx!"
Ho leaned over and opened the rear
door of the car. "Jump down, part
ner, and get In behind."
"I sha'n't! What for?"
"Get down, I tell you," said Billy,
sternly. "I've been warned about this.
If I'm seen talking to parlor maids I
get tired. In with you!"
Almee obeyed like a lamb.
"This liaR got my nerve," groaned
Hilly, as ho let In tho clutch. "Here's
whero we get ours."
lie drove at a furious pace till, turn
ing Into the park ho approached the
abbey mid drew up at tho sldo en
trance. The door stood open, and Mr.
Tarbeaux, seeing the car, came out as
"Miss Snooks?" ho asked patroniz
ingly. "Yes," said Almeo shyly.
Mr. Tarbeaux stared. In spite of the
screwed hair and tho print skirt, he
had never seen such a vision of
beauty at Jervaulx.
"Her ladyship wished to seo you Im
mediately you arrived. Tills way."
Ho strode before her through the
corridor Into tho great hall, past the
suit of armor with which ho had col
lided In tho gloom of tho past dread
ful night. Now, however, Mr. Tar
beaux was himself again. There was
a gleam of appreciation In his somber
He opened the1 door of tho wide
South room, where Lady Erytheu sat
erect before the fire, knitting. Sh
did not turn her head.
"The young person, my lady," euld
Mr. Tarbeaux softly.
Lady Krythea laid aside hor knit
ting, and picking up n lorgnette. In
spected tho new parlor maid with les
deliberation. Almee, though present
ing an unmoved front, trembled In
wardly. There was a faint chanco
thnt her aunt might recognize the fe
male cyclist. Lady Krythea's lips
tightened to n thin line.
"I was given to understand," she
said In the voice of counsel for the
prosecution, "that you were consider
ably less prepossessing In appearance)
than I llnd you."
"Yes, in' lady," said Almee meekly.
"li'ml" said Lady Krythea.
The lorgnette continued to direct it
self at the parlormaid's face.
"Heally, Anthony should wenr
stronger glnsses," muttered Lady
Krython. The neatness of the girl,
however, her demure air, and tho hid
eous manner in which her hair was
dressed, diluted hor ladyship's disap
proval a little.
"I need not exniuliie you as to your
capacity for your duties, or your char
acter. These have been vouched for
"Tho Younp; Person, My Lady'" Bald
Mr. Tarbeaux Softly. Q
by Lord Scroope. My housekeeper will
Instruct you In the rules of the estab
lishment, which all my domestics are
required to keep rigidly. There Is,
however, one warning that I must give
She was Interrupted by the arrival
of the butler with a telegram. Lady
Krythea opened It; Its message was
not unwelcome to her.
"Car broken down. Regret Impos
sible arrive Jervaulx. No time. Must
leave for Cioscmlnster tonight.
"There Is no answer," she said ta
the butler. "Lord Scroope Is prevent'
ed from coming. Cancel the orders I
gave you regarding his arrival."
"Very good, my lady."
Almeo's heart leaped with Joy. Bui
her face remained unmoved. She con
tinued to look demurely nt the carpet.
"I was about to warn you," said
Lady Krythea, "that your predecessor
was discharged at a moment's notice
for allowing one of my inenservants
to make advances to her of an ama
"I don't understand, my lady," said
"She permitted," said Lady Krythea
grimly, "my chauffeur to kiss her."
The startled look of horror and dis
gust which Almeo's features respect
fully expressed, carried conviction
even to Lady Krythea's mind.
"It Is an unpleasant subject," said
her ladyship, "which I should luivo
wished to spare myself mentioning to
you. It was necessary, however, to
clear the ground. I hope to hear good
reports of you. You may go to the
Almeo bobbed to her mistress, and
left tho room quietly. Outside she
found Mr. Tarbeaux waiting for her.
Kverytblng depends on the angle from
which one regard'! so supreme a person
as the butler. The new parlor maid
looked at him timidly. Mr. Tarbeaux,
with an air of mingled satisfaction and
npprehension, conducted her to thu
women-servants' hull. Tho housekeep
er was absent.
At Jervaulx the male and female
servants were segregated In sopnrato
apartments for meals. Mr. Tarbeaux
took his charge to a room next tho
vast kitchens, whero a meat tea was
In progress, presided over by a cook
of vast adiposity. The pageboy was
the only male In the room. Mr. Tar
beaux presented tho newcomer In
"Quite right," said Aimee.
"I am your cousin, Almee. And
that's my cousin, Georrjina Cor
ners." (TO 1H3 CONTINUED.)
Keep Something Back.
.Tad Tunklns says a man who always
tells the truth Is to be admired, unless
bo's so foolish as to tell all tho truth
ho knows. Washington Kvenlng Star.
. Some people aro so fond of Ill-lucU
that they run half way to meet It.
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