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• ••4 a Being a True Account of Certain Strange and Wonderful Adven- tures of Nattier John Hampdon, Seaman. and Mistress Lucy Wilberforce, Gentlewoman, In the Great South Seas. cyRus TOWNSEND BRADY CopYright; 1912, by Cyrus Tevrusend- Brady reeee we kept tnan-or-war cuctearr at her fancy. The sound came to we faintly as I listened. Half past 9. She could not have gone to her berth yet. She mast be there in the great cabin. I ventured to call What- it •Cost_tne...any___man _.ca.0 1 tnag- ine—a nd to humble myself to ask her mercy too. • I. am a man of fierce tem- per, as you have deemed, but I can control it on occasion, and I did it sew. I shook the door of the cabin tly Mt rst and then vigorously called once and again. -There was answer.' •I beat upon it. I relied my voice. 1' scarcely thought I could be heard on deck. The wind was blowing, the aea Was heavy, and the ship Was 'pitching Wildly. The strain- ing, the creaking, the groaning of the . timbers would have prevented such a nbise as I - -made from attracting - atten- tion unlealp eiiMe one were in the cabin. But all Ill Vain. No heed was paid to me, and 'yet I could sWear that somebody .was there. I don't know how exaetly,- but I- was conscious of her presence. Perhaps because I was so in love with her that I could_ al- ways tell whether she was about. I can to this da-fi . It made Ole madder than befdre to go thus unheeded. I was on the point of giving over my endeavor, -but I I thought of the peril in which' she stood. \Madam I whispered softly:11nd then mOre loudly, \Madam!\ I did not venture to say any other CHAPTER Vi. Wherein My Lady Is Plaead In Great Peril. OW 1 was a prisouer. I said 1 didn't feel that blow on the - check._ but as I thntight on it It fairly seared.: me. I hated her I hoped that—flu. 1 might as. well be honest with -myself. I didn't care how she treated me, hl,.!.,TCdistlOft.ful were her words. bow nifttatii she pun. Ished we, I *loVed her: 1 , conldn't help, I • didnt . want to heIP it. • I would kiss the deck plank she hallowed with her footsteps. There was uncther *side to my can tinement. and I presently took thought on that. I swear that I was 1i ot think- ing of myself, but of her. 1 . was ever thinking of her. I could see dangers that beset her as perhaps no one else could. and my confinement added to her peril She didn't renliz$ .. that; nobody aft on the ship realizeddt. There wag a peril, luluenent. menacing. about to break. I feared You see. the 'fact that we were treasure hunting had got about. I hid Lot thought much of the crew, includ- ing the villaInoas looking - boatswain. We had shipped a lot of smart seamen, about the average in quality am! gbove the .averags smartness. 1 deCided as the days had passed with Aothing happening. but Piinball had signed some I could wish had been left ashore. tier presence on the ship, tin:), was a mystery. Alone in the little Rose of _Devon with thirty men.. By evil , mishap the Weld she had brought with her had died after a brief illness two weeks out. Captain Matthews and I were for turning back, but she said no. she would go on. We had lost too much time already and her all Was embarked. We were now plowing the blue waiters of the Pariflc. and I. mate of the ship and tha. only other oflicet io be trusted, locked up! We were nearing the latitude and longitude of the Island. Suppose the men •rase in mutiny! I ground my teeth in rage. The men liked me well enough. and I had been particular to keep them in good humor. passing over many a thing for her sake that I Would hare followed with a blow had she not Captain Matthews had- evalpiamed once or twice of naY Iaz- it,'. but I knew things that he didn't, 114..1 I had 'done what I deemed best. fur her. I pledge you my word that I didn't care a farthing for the treas- ure. I had never given It mach thought. I grew to believe in it less andiess as we got further from home. and it I had been stronger for my duty and veaker in my love I would have dissuaded her Trotuthe voyage, follow- ing Master Ficklin's lead. , Now, that she was poor and alone, uele.ted aid forgotten, I had enjoyed a fooiielt dream that I could be e com- p:it:kw to her—a life ahipmatel—for the captain winva rough, plain old sail- ar. What a fool I was!- And yet* had worked in some way as I had ia- tended. We had been thrown into closer intimacy by the loneliness of position and tnY faithful and, until that night. most unobtrtisive, self Orating devot I suppose it never entered her head that I ollid presume to love her, con- se4usilly she was less careful than she had been otherwise, and that very uight when I had poured out my decks - rental to her she had had no words with which to meet it. I. thought her silence was consent. I see now that it was damsel:neut. I seized4ber in my arms like the brute she tuijt have thought me, lifted her ,up and kissed her fair On 'the lips and then on her averted cheek. Arcester, the black- guard. could have done no worse. 1 will never forget how she stigmatised me -- - brute, coward, low born.\ I don't believe she had railed at that scoun- drel duke so dercelY. Well I didn't care what she had called me. tier safety, her life, her honor demanded that I be released. That was the paramount concern. • I listened. I thought I heard a foot- fall Iti\the outer cabin. Could she be there? I suppose that I had been lock- ed up fur perhaps att infut 'Aka on the instant the bell' forward struck S. I TIM IN - I MIMI. aul convinced already,\ I urged hurriedly. \So easily?\ she mocked. \Madam if you love life and boner I pray you hear we. It is not of my- self I think, but of you. You are in grave peril,\ returned I with the ut- most seriousness, \What peril?\ There was a - note of alarm in her voice in spite of her effort to be indiffer- ent. I seized upon tts promise eagerly. \The men of the ship—they are not what they should be. Captain Mat- thews is alone. Pimball is a villain. I trust no one but\— \And is this the plea on which you seek enlargement?\ \That is the only plea.\ \You did not discover this, danger until I locked you up, did you?\ \I tell you that It is not for myself I fear, but for you,\ I persisted. \And was it for, that you insulted we on the quarterdeck before the men? I will hear no more. It Is a foolish pi_qt The men are devoted to me and\— \For God's sake, Mistress Lucy.\ I cried, but this time she was gone. I heard the door of her cabin shut violently. There was no help for it. Well, I must devise some way unaided, for I must get out for her sake. The cabin was lighted by an air port closed by -a deadeye. I measured it, drew back the thick glass and examined the opening,. although I knew it was a fu- tile proposition. A slender boy might have slipped through, but not a man such as I. My mighty thews and sinews and great bulk required a door, and no small ouii either. The wind had ceased blowing bard outside, and some spray came in through the port as the waves slapped the side of the ship. I closed and se- cured it. There was nothing to be gain- ed there. I must seek some other w14. - I was not weaponless. Nobody bad thought to search the cabin, aud brace of pistols which 1 .. 11 - ways kept loaded and ready for an emergency were locked securely _in *my chest My hanger hung at the side of my berth. The door was a strong one. It was locked and barred without. I might have broken it down; I could have done so if had had space enough in which to run and hurl my- self against it. I might even have kicked it to pieces with my heavy sea- man's boot Certainly I could easily have blown the lock off with my -pis- tol, but any of these endeavors would have roused the ship. I had one other hope. If Captain Matthews should come to the cabin I would appeal to him. For the rest I determined not to sleep that night Some strange foreboding possessed me. We' were near....tiLe latitude and lon- gitude of the island we were seeking, if Indeed there were such an Island as was thought to be, and I reasoned that the men would argue now and it would be a good time for an outbreak, espe- cially since ,..1 was removed. Would it come that night? WOitld it comefitt all? Was I mistaken in the men? I have often wondered why women were made, and since they were made, why men should be such fools about . them. Here I was helpless just be- cause I had snatched a kiss from one. And now that I am in the mood for confession, I might as well say that fully rejoiced in that kiss. Well, whatever happened, I had the memory of that kiss. She would,_pever forgive me. Of course there was ab- solutely no hope that she would return my stilt, even in her poverty. She was not for such as I, and if- there was anything In this old buccaneer's parch- ment, if there was an island and if she did gel' the treasure, why, the world would be at her feet again. And I, like the fool I was, was helping her to get it, to bring it about I was mad, aye, mad, with impotent helplessness that night. I Called Again, and Yet a Third Time. - name. I called again, and yet a third time, and then for the last time with the full power of my voice/ I heard a movement outside and then a voice— beleved, blessed voice, even when it rated me. \Well sir?\ The words came to me through the partition. She was there, then, aa I bad divined. 'She had been there all the time, trying me. \I would fain have a word with you,\ I answered, putting everything else by and speaking most entreating- ly and with a humility I did not alto- gether feel. \1 desire no speech with yen,\ was her cold and measured answer. , I could beer her turn le if to sway. \Think of my long and faithful serv- ice.\ I urged. \and of your gracious friendship for me. often expressed.\ -tou yourself forgot It tonight.\ \For God's sake,\ I cried deePerato- ly as I heard her go. \just one ward.\ ' - \An apology? - fO You bag fergititi- gesnr \o—yes—anythingl\ I finished in confusion. - I will not listen. 1 wish to con- vince yolk_ of; the euortnity of what Yop have 'clone, the *manes, of your presumption. I will give yon time for * 7 I sat there in the dark, no light be- ing vouchsafed to me, and. the lights in the outer, cabin not having been _lighted for a long time. The wind rose and rose. The ship was pitching mad- ly. My room was on the starboard side of the cabin, and presently,' heard all hands called o reef the topsails. Captain Matthews was alert and ready, of course. Presently he put the ship about, and with the canvas off of her she was steadier. There did not seem to be any eepecinl danger In the weath- er, and for that I was thankful., I must have dozed, was awakened by the last echoing of the bell for- ward. I didn't know - what time it was, because I didn't know whether I had l'eard It begin to strike, but I could count three couples, which meant that it was 11 o'clock nt least. I didn't, know, of course, that it was eight bells, midnight, until the voice of the boat- swain came to me through the bulk- head that separated the cabin from the quarterdeck. \A--a—all the port watch!\ I could hear the men below grum- bling and Cursing as they turned out They had evidently been sent below - to the hnnutnocks after the topsails had been reefed for a couple of hours In. I could heir scraps of conversation. \Now!\ \Kill him!\ - \This is the best time!\ - The old man's alone!\ What I heard filled me with distiay. picked lip the pistol and pointed It at the lock In the door. I had made up my mind, come what might, to blow off the lock and get free. Before I could press the trigger I heard a cap on the deck above me, a snot, a rusb of feet. a scuffle, a groan, a fall! Misery In Store. \Kate says she intends to marry Mr. Plunks to reform him.\ \What Is his vice?\ \He's a good deal or a miser.\—Bos- ton Transcript form -• Points In Wedding Eticmitte. With the exception of May, which is considered an unlucky month, and Lent, the quiet season, there is no time of the year when wedding ceremonies are not constantly taking place. As might be expected, the prepara- tions for a wedding take up not a little time and forethought. There' are so many small details to be considered, various minor points of etiquette to notice, and a hundred and one things to remember If the actual day is to be gone through by all concerned without hitch or inconvenience. The magnificence or simplicity of the ceremony depends, of course, on the worldly position of the bride and bride- groom, though certainly the present- - day tendency is toward a rather ; dis- proportionate display, as every year presents become more numerous and costly, the bride's trousseau more elab- orate, while immense sums are expend- ed on decorations, catering and filch like items. The popular fashion of white satin and orange blossoms for the bride's attire still holds its own, though there are occasional innovations made such as the wearing of gold or silver 'bro- cade and touches of color on the train, while quite recently, instead of the usual white bouquet or sheaf of lilies, the bride carried a great bunch of crimson roses. For w - hiter wet:Wimp muffs of fdr, lace and chiffon have replaced the flowers, 'or sometimes a prayer book bound in white and silver, The invitations are sent out a full three or four weeks beforehand in the name of the bride's_parents, the bride- groom supplying a list of - those of his own friends whom he wishes invited. As regards the bouquets, those of the bride, bridesmaids and bride's, mother are supplied by the bridegroom, who also pays ell fees connected with the ceremony. The cost of the reception and the carriages for taking the bride and guests to church are provided by the bride's parents, but the bridegroom pays for the carriage or motorcar to the station after the reception. At one time it was considered incor- rect for a widow to be followed by bridesmaids on the occasion of her sec- ond marriage, but this rule is often broken. Sometimes, however, the cus- tom of a \matron of honor\ is followed Instead. , The number of bridesmaids varies considerafilY, four to . six being mast uoual, but two, ten or twelve, or id their place several small children, are often seen. The chief bridesmaid holds the bride's bouquet and gloves during the service, and all the bridesmaids and the parents on both sides follow to the vestry for the signing of the register. Keep Your Hands Quiet. The hands of some people seem to have acquired the secret of perpetual motion. A girl who has this' fault should set about conquering it im- mediately if she does not want to do damage to the nerves of those who have to be with her and wreck her own. The instant she realizes that she is pulling at her hair combs, or collar, or giving her belt a vicious jab, let her stop and hold her hands fixed, in her lap, no matter what effort it requires. Look about in the theater, or tea room, or street car. Hardly a girl has her hands in repose. Most are tugging at some article of dress as they talk,' or, what is worse, fingering the dress of a companion. The manager of an office where there are many girls had to put up a notice that clerks must not touch articles on her desk when they came to speak to her. She says that one when making a report would pick up a pencil and draw weird figures on the desk blot- ter. The next hooked paper clips to- gether, making a long chain that the , manager had the work of unhooking; another tapped the desk with a pencil during her conversation. In short, scarcely a girl came and stood beside the desk with quiet hands. The wall around a public telephone - Is another indication that most people while using the line must still be working with their hands, for always there is a mass of pencil scratchings as far as the hand can reach. When introdueed. It is a duty to listen attentively to the name of one who is introduced. Avoid all Mistakes by asking politely for the name that you have not heard or that has been mumbled by a thoughtless introducer. \Will you tell me again your name? I was not quick enough to hear it.\ is a graceful little way of correcting an error. By all menus do not guess at a name, nor do not conclude that a man and woman who enter a room and are Introduced together are necessarily Married. A guest has no right to re- fuse an introduction under the roof of a.-- hostess who has invited many per- sons whose private feelings are nat- urally unknown to her. A courteous acknowledgment, even between un- friendly ones, is due yqur hostess. After the polite, formal acceptance of, an introduction a separation can be effected. But don't forget to sate others the embarreoment of an bred display of peisonal feelings. PACE THREE Farmer! 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