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Whei-f the lirt - n.glr,; .
nl1' iena sgainrt th. tant rail.
the light air fanning her bre-eoc, chek,
her arteries beating Ilk vjny drum. tur.e
with th throb, throh. tirob. of the ateel
r1"k the black Kn leviathan swept
u.i, wwi in nartsor resting tlaL-e.
All that Japan; A-.ril Sav sre hs.d been
In a state of trfmulous exr-ltement. Hhe
had crept from her berth at dawn to se
the hair wn ronw up :n a Roaicruclsn
i xiuen a weirdly aort aa a mirage, to strain i
tier area for the first fnm f . .
land. Long before -he cray-green wisp
showed on the horizon, the alght of a lorn-
bt-rlng Jnnk with Its square sail lac-d
cross with whlto stripes, and Ita m-onae
aeamen. with white loin cloth and sweat
bard about the forehead, ns:.d ond thewed
like sculptures, aa they swraved from the
clumsy tlUer. had sent a. thrill through
her. And aa the first far peaka etched
themselves on the rohln n-csjt blue, as Im
palpable and ethereal aa a perfume, aha
fait warm drop coming with, a ruth to
For Japan,, every slsht and sourd of It,
had been wov-n with the earliest Imagin
ings of ; Barbara1 a orpaaiied l,f. Her
father aha had never sec-n. Her mother
he remembered only, as a aae, v;dowd
figure. In Japan tha two had met ar.d had
married, and after a aitutia year h?r mcC-er
had returned to her own place and people
broken hearted and alone. In the month of
her return Barbara had been born. A
year ago her aunt, to whom ah owed the
care of her young girlhood, had died, and
Barbara had found herself, at U, mistress
of a liberal fortune and of her own fu
ture. Japan had always cteroaeil a po
tent spell over her Imagination. She pic
tured It aa a land of stranjra lcw)nj tree. 1
of queer costumes and weird, fantaatic
buildngs. More than all. It was the land
of her mother'a life romance, where her
father had loved and died. There was one
"irtier tangible tie her uncle, her mother s
rother. was Ep t copal binhop of Tokio.
He was returning now fr-m a half year's
visit to America, and this fact, counted
wiin an Invitation from Patrlca Dan- 1
orldge, the dauirhter of the American am
saor. with whom Euros ra h:id
chummed one California w'nter. had con
stituted am opportunity wholly alluring.
A. shadow fell beld her and she turned.
It wu her uncle. His clean shaven face
Ota med at fcer over his clerical collar.
"Isn't It glorious?" she breathed. "It's
tetter than champagne. It'a like pins and
needlea lit the tips of your f risers. There's
poaitiveiy an odor In the air like cam Ulan.
And did any one ever see such colors"
She pointed to the shore dead ahead, now
a serrated background of deep tones, swim
ming In tha Infinite gold of the tropic
Utahop Randolph was a bachelor, past
middle ae. ruddy and with eyes softened
by habitual good humor.
-Japan gt Into the blood," he raid mus
ingly. "I often think of the old lady wh
commuted - suicide ak XIkJc. She left a
letter whlih said: "By favor of tha gods,
1 am too dishonohably .old to hope to re
visit this jewel-g4or!aua spot, so I prefer
anguish! 'to remain here for eer!" I
have had something of the aama feeling,
sometimes. I remenbr yet the first time
1 saw tha. coast. That was twent7-f!ve
years ago. We watched It together your
father and I dust aa wa two are doing
Bha looked at him with sadden earir
ness, for of his own accord he had never
before spoken to her o her dead father.
Tha latter had always seemed a very teal
personage, but how little she knew ifoout
him! The aunt who had brought her up
her mother'a sister bad never talked of
hlra, and her uncle abe bad seea but twice
since she had been old enough to wonder.
Hut, little by little, gleaning a fact here
and there, she had constructed a alender
history of him. It told of mingled tlod, a
birthplace on a Mediterranean Island and a
gtpey Childhood. There was a thin sheaf of
yellowed manuscript In her possession that
had been left among her motnera- aranty
papers, a fragment of an old diary of hi a
Many leavea had "been ruthlessly cut from
it. but in tha pages that were left she had
found "bits of flotsam; broken memory,
pictures of his awn mother which I .ad
strangly touched her, of a bitter youth in
England and America, overshadowed by tba
haunting fear of blindness, of quests to
West Indian cities, told In phrases that
dripped liquid gold and sunshine. The voy
age to Japan had been made on tha same
vassal that carried her uncle, and they two
had thus become comrades. The latter
had been an enthusiastic young missionary,
one of a few chosen spirits sent to defend
a far fleld-raeement thrown forward by the
batteries of Or.r'stendom. Her sister had
come out to vWt him and a few months
later ha4 married bla friend.
Such was the story, as Barbara knew
It. of her "father and mother a love chapter
which had soon closed with a far-aay
grave by the Inland sea. Her fancy bad
n:ade of her rather a pathetic figure. As a
child, she had crmmed of some day placing
a monument of his memory in the Japanese
capital. She possessed only one picture of
hini. a uny profile photograph .which ii
were always In a locket engraved ith rer
name. It showet! a dark face, clean-shaven,
f ru-ly cbuelt-d 'ar.d pa-salonate, with Lie
lurge. full ee of the dreamer. Rr.a tad
liked to think It looked like the p:r:.::-
of fit. Juhn. Pel hups this thougi.i i.aU
cauMd the projected monumer.t to lake the
form of a Christian cbapL Frwin a nebu
lous idea, the plan had bevixna a txind e of
blue prints, which st e hsd sent to her
uncle, with the rerueet that he purrliae
for her a auitaUe a;e and berla the bul d
Ir.g. He had djne this before his vl.t to
America and now the eiiar.fl was ouir.p:etrd,
ae In one pa: ti. ular-tl rieniortwl win
dow of rich. cund glass stowed at fat
n-oirert 111 the sl.io ho!d. TTe bishop had
not sem It. Krom some feeling which sue
i.ad not tried to analyse. Barbara bad said
nothing to hlra of the chapel s epll ;g.
mficance. 'ow. however, at his uuexpected
deference, the feeing rrayed. and aha told
htm all of her plan.
Ha gated at her a moment In a startled
fashion, then looked away, his hand shad
ing hie eye. When aha finished there was
a lung pause which made her wonder, she
touched his arm.
"Tou were very fond of father, weren't
"Yes," - he fauj, i m. ton- oddly re
:ralned. "And was my mother wuh you when ha
frll In iova with her?'
"Tea." and after a pause: "I married
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1 r -i ' " " "" 'tY. '" rDai" "- wish if up -w'-rt -
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"Tben they went to Nagasaki," she said
softly, "and there he died. Tou weren't
"No," he answered In a low voire. His
face was still turned away, and she caught
an unaccustomed note of feeling In his
He left her abruptly and began to pace
up and down the deck, while she stood
watching the shore line sharpen, the
tangled blur of harbor resolve and shift
into n-.an!fo!d detail
At length the bishop spoke again at her
e!bo-.v. no-i- in usual voice: "What are
you going to do with that maa. Barbara?"
.A faint f'i:.h rose in hor ehtvke. "With
. "Auten Ware."
She ahrugged her shoulders and laughed
a little uneasily. "What can one do with
a man when he la 10.000 miles away?"
"He's not the sort to give up a chase."
"Even a wild goose chase?" she coun
tered. "When I was a boy in Virginia." he said
wtth a humorous eye. "1 used to chase
wild geese, and bif 'era. too."
The bisii.ip Famitrred away, leaving a
frown on I'arbara's brow, rhe had had a
swift mental v Uion of a cool, dark-bearded
face and assured bearing that tha last year
had made familiar. It was a handsome
face, if fomew1it cold. Its owner was
ri b. h.s s and.rg was unquestioned. The j
fact that he was ten yeaia her senior had
bt mad Us attentions tha more flatter
tr.r. lis had hud no inherited fortune and
had been no Idler: for this aha admired
hlra. If s-'; had not thrilled to ts dec
la. "a' lor. so far as liking went, she liked
h m. The week she left New YYrk he had !
deeded a yachtii.g tr.p to the Med'ter-
rtnear.. , lieu te told hT, co. Hv en ju&h.
;1 at he ttau:d ask her again in Jaoai. sr.e
had tremtd it as a lent, Ihcugh knowing
him qoiu capatle of meaning It.
A ransenger leaking r.es- hrr was wh:s;
llr.g "Sally In Our Alley" un3r his breath
si d a Japanese steward was emptyinx over
the side a vase of wilted flowers. A bieat'i
of rose scent earns to her. mixed with a
Ulnt smell of tobacco, and thee and tha
wmeucu air awoaa a suuuea reminiscence.
Her gaze went past the clustered shipping,
beyond tha gray line of buildings and tha
masses of foliage, and swam Into a tremu
lous June evening seven years past.
She saw a wide campus of green sward
i) I '.-fry?. -At
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p. . ,:", , .v, ? ;! t ; . - : A-A " '
f "' .- . . ". . vc r r - . w. -v. X"' . '4 .,
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",ln aiaiaiy eima lestoonea wtta between her gaze and the shore peri - ' nlrn 1 fU him by the nickname which a I , n aeemed tba
electric lights that glowed In the foiling 1 o.iy near, flu saw It now In its proper I characteristic manner had earned him in m"n,XTOU' rflctlo on
twilight, mattered about were grou, of Proeo., tive-a trim steam yacht, painted his ?alad days. hl ,he , mln M- Its sudden.
K.nrhM ..rh will, 1. e.i.K. ...,...-... . . ' v ! . . wicked vitality was In ..r.r,- .
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IS KAST. AND WEST 13 WEST.
black gown and flat mortar-boards, young,
clean-shaven and boyish, with anna about
one another's shoulders. From one of the
balconies of the lvled dormitories that
faced the green came the mallow tinkla
of a mandolin and tha sound of a clear
"Of all the girls that are so smart.
There's none like pretty Sally.
She Is the darling of my heart"
The group about her had fallen silent
onlv one voice had said: "That'a Duke'
Daunt." Then the melody suddenly broke
queerly and atopped, and the man who hadj
3joken got up quickly and said: "I'm -
going In. It a time to dress anyway. ' j
And somehow his voice had seemed to
break queerly. too.
Duke Daunt: The scene shifted Into the!,
next day. when she had met him for a
handful of delirious moments. Kor how
long afterward had he remained her
cl Udish idol! Time had overlaid tha mem- '
ory. but It started brlKt
of that whistled tune.
Her uncle's voice recalled her. He was
handing htr his binoculars, he took them,
chc.se a spot well forward and glued her
eyes to the glasa.
A sigh of ecstasy came from her lipa.
for it brought tha land almost at arm's
ler.gth the stone hatoba crowded with
brown Jauaneae faces, bricked out here
th)jre by ,no wnlt. Panam4 hat or
pith-helmet of the foreigner: at one side
a bouquet of gay muslin draaaea and be
ribboned parasola flanked by a phalanx
i of waiting rick sha, the little flotilla of
" I crimson sails at the yacht anchorage the
i stately, columned front of tha club on the
Bund with its cool terrace of round tables
the kimono d figures squatting under the
g.otesquely bent plnea along the water
front, vrr.cre a motor car flashed like a
brilliant mailed beetle farther away tiny
sh,p fronts hung with waving figured
tlu. ar.u beyond them a gray billowing ot
r,j .trs r'terrh,towi;dlo
mass of gMwing green from which cherry
bloom, soared Ilk, pink balloon..
NVarer. nearer yet. the ahlp
mi .,. - . .. . '
of breakwater, a mlnlatur. lighthouse at ,
Barbara lowered the glass
from her 1
eyes, mi a.ow awingmg or uie vessel to '
the anchor had brought a dazzling bulk i
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It. r . ' rj ( 3) 1 t I .
nue, wnn a raajih air or J and taut- EJddei. y a Ji.-tani un boiiml .he hn. . . " .i 19
or oaian jaii(fersontJiear(s Courageous
aff J i J J ' 1 4 1
AXD NEVER THE TWAIN SHALL
Uon of familiarity. Puzzled, she with
drew her gaze, then looked once more.
Suddenly she dropped tha glaaa with a
startled exclamation. "What are you going
to do with that man?" her uncle's query
aeemed to echo satirically about her. For
tha white yacht was Austen Wares, and
there, on the gleaming bows. In polished
golden letters, was the name
. The kimt."
, The day lied been sluggish with the
promise of summer, but the failing after-
I noon had brought a soft susplratlon from I
I tha broad bom of tha Pacific laden with
refreshing coolness The mc -,f m.
j Grand hotel was quiet; only a handful of
! loungers gossiped at the bar. and tha last
young lady tourist had finished her fllr-
tatlcn on the terrace snd retired t th.
1 comfort of a stayless kimono. In the deeD I
'foliage of the "Bluff" the slanting sunlight
caught and quivered till the green mole
seemed a mighty beryl, and In its hedge-
shaded lanes, dreamy as those of an Eng
lish village, the clear air was pungent with
un one or these tra Irani bvmi it.
front lookir. ..... .k. w
small bungalow w hich bor. n...',,. ...-T
way the dubious appellation "The Roost."
eniKeei piasaa. over which a
wistaria vine bung pale pendants, a twisted
stair led to tha roof, half of which was
flat. This space was surrounded by a
'"-"-" -'" ""eu vy a rocnaeu, g-auy
striped awning. -i
rnder the awning three men were
grouped about a miniature roulette table;
a fourth, middle-aged and of huge bulk,
with a cynical. Semitic face, fmme aiA.
: ,rm chalr . l.z.iy peanng through the
rie9cy currtle of . Trktoh cl,aretw
!h. ' , . ,
I J"- ta,t ""' "niootn-
miiinj nea a wen set on
Abroad shoulders, ard gray eyas keen and
,,rt" r"T " " the foreign colony
I where a ...tin k
. , ... WU y
no m'" r vlal was better liked
. ' t T 1 1 1 1. r.. . . n . ..... t .. . .
m,. Uj iuoae woo never
t-mptd to be auffidently familiar wtth
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the master of the place Philip Ware, a
graceful, shapely feiiow ...... .
flushed face and nervous manner pustiod
the scattered counters across tha table with
"My limit today." he said with sullen
petulance, and flOpIng tha marble angrily
Into the garden below, ciossed to a table
and poured out a brandy-and-soda.
Daunt s gray eyes had been looking at
hlm steadily, a little curiously. He had
known him several years before at college,
though the other had been In a lower class
than himself. But those Intervening years
had left their baleful marks. To Yokohama
he was rapidly coming to be. In the eyes
1 of the censorious, an example for well-
1 min"1 yuth vold. an v incorrigible
! f''"Ur' " Purposeless idler on the primrose
"Better luck next time," said one of the
"'"r'a """ ' '"" i-arry; wen
Th oller miln "" 1,1 depart more de-
,1D"aiei, ms great size becoming ap-
I ,le w" framed like a wrestler
abnormal width of shouldar and maastv
head giving an effect of weight which con
trasted oddly with aquiline features In
which was a touch of the accipllrtne, some-
""" """'- nu msier. "He a vulture.
V dat'p,ed 5elIow
, set and had
pecullar expression of cold.
regard. He crossed to the
farther side and looked down.
' "What a helphtl" ha aatd. "The whole
harbor la tuM nut lllr - u . i , . ,.
i m Rrr'tMiATQ.
, He spoke in a tone curiously dead and
lacking In timbre. His English
feet, with a tra. of accent.
-Pretty fair." assented Phil morosely
"it ought to be a good p ace to Mew the
squ-drou, when it conns In tomorrow
rr., .rnln Tt m.,.. . ..
1 navy department a pretty penny to Z"
i t hose temporary wharv e. aCg ,h. Bund
V?0:z -ing t.F1'
.u . I . th
ht. were Jajan. long lost brothers.
" ui m country that s
i r-. i - . v. . .
j - - - " "i wiin ner
; "m!.ni"- 1 wonJer wher th'
,rnuin eyes oaa been iulm
Ith an cdd. Inttnt glitter, and into the
h .... - .n
h ' ,urne1 hl
I "It seems as though from here mi could
I almost rr.oot a pee aboard any i.ne c?
( Tl might snd tnf up some sticks of
I shlmo, doctor." said Dill with satiric
hMmor. "and II! practice. I'll begin l"'
.shlng a frtw at this forsaken town: It
I needs if"
j The Mg msn smiled fslntly ss he with
drew Ms eyes, snd held out his hsnd to
the remalnlns. l:tir. The degrading lines
I had fsded from his face.
"I'm distinctly glad to have seen you,
I Mr Daunt." he said. I've watched your
' trials with your aeroplane more than once
1 lately at the parade ground. I saw the
elder Wright at Parts last year and I be
lieve your flight wi;i prove aa well sua-
, talned aa h's. It's a pity you can't com
pete for some of the European prizes."
1 "I'm afraid thr.t would tnko nie out of
the smatour class." was the snswer "It's
purely an !.mrement with nie-a fad. If
5 on like "
"A very useful i n." Fsid the ot'ier, "i:n- i
less you hreak your neck st It. I wonder
we haven't met before In Toklo. I have
an app. Intment tonight, by the way. with
joit ailador. I'otne In to see me
soon," he raid, turning to Phil. "I'm at
home meet of the time. Come and d.ne
. with me again."
I "Dr. Bersonln's tie real thing'" said
rh!!. when It's other had disappeared
"He's a scientist the biggest In his line
but he's ho prig. Tou ought to see his
, villa at Klsarlt on the Chtba road. He's
i worth a million, they say. and he roust
. make no end of money as a government
! expert." He paused, then added: "Tou
seem mighty quiet tonight! How does he
Daunt was silent. He was wondering
what attraction could exist between this
middle-aged scientist with his cold eyes
and emotionless voice and Phil, sparkling
and Irresponsible black sheep and ne'er-do-well,
who thought of nothing but his own
"Tou don't Hke him! I can sea that,
well enough." went on Phil aggressively.
"Why not? He's a lot above any man I
know, and I'm proud to have him for a
friend of mine."
"There's no accounting for tastes," re
turned Daunt drily. "At any rate, 1 din't
Imagine It matters particularly whether I
like Dr. Bermnln or not. There's another
thing that's more apropos." Ha pointed to
the decanter In the other's hands. "Tou'va
had enough of that tonight, I should
Phil reddened. "I've had no more than
I can carry. If It comes to that." he re
torted. "And I guess I'm able to take cars
Daunt hesitated a moment. Today's call
had been a part of his consistent effort,
steadily growing more Irksome, to keep
alive, for tha sake of the old college name,
the quasi friendship between them, and to
Invoke whatever Influence he might ones
"I'm thinking of your brother." ha said
quietly. "Tou say tils yacht came Into
harbor from Kobe today. He'll scarcely
be more than a week In the temple cities,
and any train may bring him after that.
You'll want all the time you've got to
straighten out. You'll need to put your
best foot forward."
A look that was not pleasant shot across
Phil's face. "I suppose I shall." he said
savagely. "A pr-ttv brother he Is! Ha
wrote ma from l.o-.ne that If he found I'd
been playing, ha'd cut his allowance to me
ty a week. I'd like to knock that smile
of his down his throat the cold-blooded
fish! He spenda enough!"
"He's earned It, I understand" said
"60 will I. perhaps, after Fva had my
fling. I'm In no hurry, and I won't take
orders always from him! I've had te
knuckle down to him all my life, and I'm
preeloua tired of It. I can tell you. Wha
buslneaa la it of hla If I choose to stay
1 out here In tha east?"
I A flush had rtfl to riat.nt'a fnr.ku A
but ha turned away without reply. At tha
stair, however, he sioke again:
"Look here, Phil." he said, coming slowly
baok. "Why not coma up to Tokyo for a
while? It's cj ter. and It will be a
change. I have a little Japanese houae In
Aoyama that I leased ss a place to work
on my Glider models, but I don't use It
now. .and It s fairly well furnished. Tha
caretaker Is an excellent cook, too." He
took a key from its ring and la d It on
the table. "Let me leave this anyway the
address la on the label and do as you like
Phil looked at him an Instant with nar
rowing es. then laughed. "Tokyo as a
gentle sedative, eh? And pastoral vlslta
tlona every other day."
"Tou needn't be afra'd of that." replied
! Daunt. "I'll not coma to lecture you. 1
j haven't aet foot In the place for a month,
and probably I shan't for a month to
coma. 5o up and try It. anyway. Drop
j the Bund and the rares for a little wh!!e
ard get a grip on things."
I Phil looked nway. A sudden memory
came to him of a face he had seen In
Tokyo at ore of the matsuri or ward fes
tivals a girl's face oval and pensive and
with a smile I lie a flash of sunlight. Her
kimono had been all of holiday colors, and
he had tr!l desperately to pick acquaint
ance, with poor success. A second later
he had seen her. on the beach at Kama
kura. She had dropped her swinging ring
and ho had rescued It, and won a word of
thanks and a smile from her dark eyes.
She herself had unbent little, but the girls
with her were full o frol c and tha hand
some foreigner was an adventure. He had
discovered that she spoke Engli.-h and lived
In Tokyo, In the nard of the inataur..
"You're not a had aort. Daunt." he said.
"I don't know but I will."
"Gocd." said Daunt. "I ll send a chit to
my caretaker the first thing in the morn
ing, and I'll put your name on the visitors'
list at the Tokyo club. Well. I must be
Ph. I saw him cross the frarjant clos' to
the gate wt h a irrowinv mr Ti.n 1,
threw himself on a rhni. a n .1 ,...1 ..... I
Uy out across the c!i-epenlng haze to where,
just Inside the harbor breakwater, lay the
white yacht of whose coming Daunt had
A bitter scowl was on his face. He
sprang up. filed a lass from the decan
ter and drank lhirst;:y. With the In
stant glow of the liquor hla mood relaxed.
j He picked up the key from the table and
stood thoughtfully swinging It a moment
by Its wooden label. Then ha put it In hlr
pocket and. look ng at hi watch, caught
up a straw hat and went briskly down to
He swung down the steep, twisting
iavlne-llke road to the Bund with less o:
HI humor. He had ro thought of the dark
blue aky arcKng over, soft with vapors
like a smoke of gold, or of the cllmpsea ol
the sea that cams In sharp bursts of light
between the curving walls that towered on
At the foot of the hill stood a sign board
on which was pasted a large bill m y.-llow. i
AT THE tlAYETT THEATER j
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT OF '
THE POPI LAH I
HARDMANN CuMIi" OPERA COMPANY
MISS Clar'Y CLIFFORD.
Ha paused in front of thla a moment,
then aased to the Bund. ' At lis upper
and. near the hotel front, great floa'ir.g
wharves had been built out Into the water
They were gaily trimmed with bunting and
electric Ugiita In geometrical designs, and
were flanked by arches covered with twigs
of ground pine. A smaU army of workmen
were still busied on them, for the Euroraa
; ,is!r-i' n whr-e honor the-y had bee
r-ectrd woc.id arrive at dawn the first
morning. Jut beyord the arches, under
a row of twisted pines, were a number of
psrk benches, and from one of these a girl
with a berlbboned paraaol gteetrd him.
"Ton're a half hour late, rhll." aha wsv
plained. "I've been waiting here till Tm
tired to death." She made placa for him
with a rustic of flouncet. fhe was shown
dressed, her cheeks bore the marks of
habitus! gress .-lnt and the fingers pf
ne over-rlnsre.l band were alightly yel
lowed from cigarette smoke
"Mrll... 1 Issy." he suld . carelessly, and
st down berlile her In his mind waa still
th picture of that oval Japanese far suf
fused with rink, th-.se pretty bare feet
splasMng throuch fie fvm, and he looked
rld 'W lde at his n ni tnlun with an Instant
S i'. ei tl'Stlit-ti'
"I had niiith. r row with the manage
today," slie roitiu.e.. "I told him ha
must think his rtmrany waa a kinder
garten!" "Trust you to set him right In that,
he answered satirically.
"Mv word'" ale exclaimed. "How glum
yo'i lire tcdav ! Same old poverty, I sup
pose." 5he rose and shook out her skirts.
"Come." she sa.d. There'a no play tonight.
I'm In for a lark. Let'r go to the Jewel
Fountain Tea houae. They've got a new
The I.ss4 ef the nods.
In the fli-st touch of the shore,, where tha
ambassador's pretty daughter waited. Bar
bara's problem had been swept awaf .
Patricia had rushed to meet her, embraced
her, with a moist, ecstatic klas on her
cheek, rescued the bishop from Mi ordeal
of hand-shaking and carried him off ti
find their trunks, leaving Barbivra born
down by a Babel sound and scent whose,
newness made her .breathless, and to who,
manifold sensations she waa as keenly alive
as a photographic plate to color.
The rick sha ride to the stenshun (for ae
the Japanese had adapted the English word
"station") was a moving panorama of
strange high lights and shades, of savory
out.rs from bake ovens, of open shop-front
hung with gaudy figured crape, or plied
with saffron blwa, warty purple melons,
ebony egg-plant, shriveled yellow pepper
and red Hokkaido applee, of weighted carta
drawn by chanting half-naked 000 1 fee, and
swiftly gliding victoria of European.
When the rick sha set them down at the
station Barbara felt bewildered, yet full
of exhilaration. Aa they drew up at Its
stone front, a porter with red ' cap and
brass buttons emerged and began to ring;
a heavy bell, swinging It back and forth
In both hands. The bishop bought their
tickets at a little barred window bearing
over It tha sign: "Your baggage will to
aent freely In every direction."
They entered the car Just behind an
ample lady who had been among the ship'
passengers a good-natured, voluble Cook's
tourist, who, the second day out. had con
fided to Barbara her certainty of an invi
tation to the Imperial Cherry Blossom
party, as bar husband "a .id frlen.t In
the litigation." She wore a painted mus
lin, and the husband of influential acquain
tance showed now gleaming expanse of
whit waistcoat crossed by a gold watch
chain that might have restrained a tiger.
The lady nodded and smiled.
Three student In the uniform of soms
lower school with, foreign Jackets of blue
black cloth aet off with brass buttons, sat
In a row on the opposite side. Each bad
cap "like a cadet's, with a gilt cherry blos
som on Its front, and all watched Barbara
movelesily. Between them a little boy sat
on the edge of the seat, hla clogs banging
from tha throng between hla bare toe, the
sleeve of his kimono bulging with bund
lee. He stared as If hypnotised at a curt
of Barbara brans hair which lay against
the cushion. One he stretched out a hand,
furtively to touch It, but drew It baclt
"If I could only talk to htra!" Barbara
exclaimed. "I want to know the language.
Tell me. Patsy how long did It take you U
"I?" cried Patricia. In comical amaze,
ment "Heavens and earth. X haven't
learned It! I only know enough te badge
th servants. You have to turn yourself
Inside out to think Jataneoe. and then
stand on your head to talk It."
"Never mind, Barbara." said tha bishop,
looking up from his newspaper. "You can
learn It If you Insist on It Haru would
be a capital teacher bless my soul, I be
lieve I forgot to tell you about her!"
"Who la Haru?" asked Barbara.
"She a young Japanese girl, the daugh
ter of the old samurl w ho Bold ua the lanif
for th chapel. Th family la a fin old'
one, but of frayed fortune. I wa greatly '
Interested In her. chiefly, perhaps, because
she Is a Christian. Hhe became so wth her
father s consent, though he is a Buddhist."
Hhe Isn't of the servant class,: of course,
but I thought If you liked she would maki
an Ideal companion for you while you are
"I know Haru," said Patricia. "Sh
dear' She's as pretty as a picture, and
her Engleh Is too oualnt!" - .
"It would be lovely to have her."- Bar
bara answered "You're a very thought-'
ful man. I'ncle Arthur. Are you sure she'll
"I'll Bend her a not and ask her to ton
to you at the embassy th s evening. Then
all aboard for the Japanese lesson!"
"No such wisdom for me. thank you."
aid Patrica. I rref.r to lake mine In
through the jor.s All the . Japanese offi
cial speak Kn,'iish anyway. Just jji much
aa the dlplonint-c corps. By the way,
there's Count Voynlch. the S-rv.an eharge."
Hhe nodded toward the farther end of th
carriage where a bored looking European
Plaintively retarded the lar!.-cape through
a mor.ocle. -He's nice." fh added, rev
fleetlvely. "hut he's a dvsiwptic. 1 caught
him one rigM at a dinner royplng a cap-,
rule nlo his soup."
A man pitssfd hasi ly through' the car-,
rlare lealng a trail of small pamphlet,
bound In green paper with gold lettering
sn adverilstni-nt of a health report, printed
in Engllsii frr the tourist. Barbara opene
no curiously. She ..ok.d up with a merrw
"Here's a paragraph for : ou, I'ncl As.
Ihur." .a'd sad. "Usten-
" 'This place has other modern monu
ments, first und second class hotels and
many seii-scapcs. In one quarter are a
number of nr'sionaries. out they can easily
he avoided.' "
"Do let us credit that to difficulties at
the language," he prot.ttcd. "I'm sur
that in ust have be -n meant compllmen"
"Hut what a contrad.ction'" put In Pa
"Well," he retorted "Mv baker haa a
s!n on Ins wagon. The b gest loafer In
Tokyo.' He nvant that well, ton."
A shrill whistle, slamming of il .ors. and,
row the gray roofs fp.ll ,,way Barbara
gl.'mpafd the very spirit of beauty, between
th wh rl ng hidow8 o? i.inc a. id camphor,
trets. between l!ld w.iils guarding
thatched temples, fiinhis of giay jfeeons
and spurts of p:nk cherry blossom.
Ai.1 across the gorgeous landscape, re
Joicn.g from eery rift snd crevice c.f It
molht soil. In Its col rs of rich red earth
and fcreen foliage, in the grace and vigor
of its sprii.gii.fc-. reMlwnt bamboo grove
and the caidinal pride- of its flowing ca
mellias, Barbara s heart answered the tali,
tTo He Continued;
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