/ / "i,?" .\ ff -~> "' ''"-'"' "''. ' * 'V 20 THE ALf OOMA s THE MAN FROM MOROCCO By EDGAR WALLACE. Copyright, 1925, by The Chicago Dally News Co. CIIATTKR T.VIIf. AT THE WHITE HOUSE. "Who arc thn other women? Are thoy his wives also?" she asked dryly. The little Moor .shook her head. "There Is only one wife here," she paid, and JoJnn mnnujjetl I" follow her Spanish without difficulty. "The otheiB are women of attendance. Thn wife does not llvr> here; she came a little time ago. She hns not seen her husband for many years." She spoke slowly, repealing her words when Joan failed to grasp the meaning. "Thank you," said tho girl. "Claro?" nuked the little Moor, whose name wan Leluka. "Perfectly claro," said Joan with a smile. Why she should he no extraordinarily cheerful at this, which promised to he the most tragic moment of her life, puzzled her. It might have been the tang of the fresh mountain air that Induced the strange exhilaration In her heart; or wan it the ronscloiisn'.'HS that the future could hold no surprises for her that enabled her to draw a line under her misfortunes mul Bc.ek tor some balance on tho credit side of liTe's ledger? The celling reminded her »C Jim's room; It was made ot thick white plaster, in which Moorish workmen, with their sharp knives, had cut aa delicti la a tracery that It almost seemed that tho celling was made of frothing luce. European houses must have supplied the furniture and the paneling. The big blue carpet, bordered with arabesques of gold and brown, had been woven In ono piece In the looms of Persia. She saw the Kurqpean touch in the white marble Jlraplaco, with Its green pillars and Us crouching lions, Ralph Hamon must have had this retreat in his mind all his life, for she detected at a glance the care which had been exercised In choosing every alngto nrticln In tho room. Beautiful It was, but a prison! It might be something worse. At the far end of tho chamber a •wide window was covered on the outside by a hand-worked grllln of wrought iron. She'openell the window and leaned out, taking In the hoauly of the wide valley. From here she caught the distant sparkle of the sea, and turning her head, saw that the bulk of Gibraltar was in view. She noticed something moving In tho valley and shaded her eyes from the glare of the setting nun. It was the beggar, and he was riding back on the Tangier road. For one second her polfio was disturbed. "Joan, Joan," she said breathlessly, "you are not going to weep or faint or do anything equally feminine, arc you?" and sho shook her head. • Closing the window, she walked back to tho door and turned the silver handle. Sho did not expect It to open as It did. The hall wan empty; thi> awing doors were not fastened. Appar- ontly she was to bo given a certain amount of liberty, and for that at least sho wan grateful. But onco 'she was In the garden she saw how hopeless any thought of escape must be. The wall about the property was unusually high, oven I'm a Moorish house, and was crowned on the top by spears of broken glass that glittered in the* sunlight, as though to remind her that escape that way was futile. The gate was equally Impossible. There was a little brick lean-to built against the wall, In which tho gatekeeper slept, and she was reminded (and again she felt tho pang of poignant sorrow) of Crelth and the empty lodge which Lord Crelth could never afford to fill. Tired and sickened against her fierce determination to keep all thoughts of home, of father and of some rna else out of her mind, she went bacjt to the big room, which was evidently reserved for her, since nobody else came to relieve her solitude. News had been brought to Ralph Hamon of the successful ending of ,the flight, and ho rode across the uneven country, a fierce song of triumph in his goiil, his eyes glued upon the white house In the hills. At last I Joan Carston was his, In every possessive sense. He had had a secret interview with a red-bearded man In Tangier, and now his happiness wan complete. Sadl Haflz, who rode by his aide, was In & lest cheerful frame of mind. He had scon his cup of joy shattered while it wan almost at his lips, and Ralph Hnmon had found him a sulky and uncompanion- able fellow passenger. "We shall get there soon after sunset," said Ralph. "Why I go there at all, heaven knows," said Sadi pettishly. He Invariably spoke In English, priding himself, with reason, not only upon his extraordinary knowledge of tho language but his acquaintance with the rich classics of that tongue. "You'vo marie a bungling mess of my affairs, Hamon 1" Ralph Hamon laughed coarsely, > not being in the mood to feel angry, even at so unjust accusation. "Who was It came flying Into the room and saying that the basha and hla soldiers wore at the door? Who practically turned her out of the house when he had her safe? Whose plan was it to wake up the detective so that he might bo quieted, when it would have been a simple matter, as was proved, to have brought Lydlft to your house? I haven't bungled It, Sadl. You must have patience. Lydla Is still In Tangier, and wilt probably remain there for a few flays, and It should hot bo difficult, if I could bring my lady to this place—" "If you could bring 1" sneered the other. "Inchallah! Who brought her but me, the Shereef Sadl Hafla? 1 " "She in lovely," said the -unthinking Hamon with enthusiasm. "Why else should I be making this Journey?" 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Luramy of the ulty schools returned yesterday afternoon from Harriaburg where he attended the uouuions of the State Educational congress held Wednesday and yester«ay under the auspices of the state department of public Instruction. C. V. Erdly, superintendent of the HolUdaysburg achoola, and W. W. E(nenhart, superintendent of tie Tyrone schools, also attended the sessions. Principal among- the subjects of discussion at the congress was the junior college plan. Camana, Venezuela, la the oldest English town on the South American "You may satisfy your cm-loslty anc! then you may go," he said curtly, "and bcotow your attentions xvhero they ate most likely to be acceptable. Let there be no mistake about this, Sttdl; this girl is to marry me." The Bhereel sluugged UU broad shoulders. ,' "Women are as many ao beggars," he quoted, and jerked his head to the nondescript figure that was ambling toward them. "Alms In tho- name of Allah the compassionate and merciful!" moaned the beggar, and Ralph looked ftt him without Interest. Ho had seen such nights too often. ' "A toothless old devil," he said, and n the manner of the east flung him a coin. 'God grant you happy dreams," whined the mendicant, and urged his horse after them. "Gain joy in heaven and the pleasure of the prophets," he moaned, "by giving me one little house :o stdep in tonight, for I am an old miyi—" Sadi, being what ho was, could bear his appeal philosophically. Ralph turned with a smile and glared Into tho rod-rimmed eyes. "Get away, you dogl" he roared, but o old man followed on, continuing ils supplications In a, monotonous whine. "Let me sleep In the shadow o£ your house, O my beautiful bird of paradise! Give me a blanket and a little roof, for the nights are cold and 1 am a very ancient man." "Let him alone," «aid Gidl. "Why do you argue -with beggars, afid you EO long In Morocco?" So they suffered th« old man to follow them at a distance until the door slammed In the long face of his horse and he went, grumbling and complain' Ing, down the hillside and later Ralph saw him, his horse hobbled by the leg, grazing in the coarse grass, And a mug line of smoke rising front the bushes where the ancient beggar ate hia dinner. Ralph Hamon had an unpleasant task, and he was not particularly anxious to go to It. He dined with Sadl In a small room off the hall. "You're not a very ardent lover," said the Moor. "Have you seen her?'.' "She can wait," replied Hamon, "Then I will meet her," said Sadl blandlly. And seeing the other's hesitation: "After all, you're not a Mussulman, and I think the young lady might be reassured to meet a Moorish gentleman and to learn that We are not wholly without good breeding.^ "I'l take you In to -her later, but I have something else to do," said Ralph shortly. The "something else" was to Interview a woman whom he had not seen for eight years. 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Hear this new set in comparison with others and you will be convinced that there is no buy like it on the market. AVENUE BUILDING ARCADE slim and wholly delectable. "So you have come, Hamon?;' she said harshly. "All these years I have not heard ffbm you or seen you." "Have you been hungrary?" asked Hamon coolly. "Have you been without a roof or a bed?" . "Who la this girl you have brought here?" asked the woman auspiciously. . "She will soon be my wife," replied Hamon, and the woman leaped up, quivering with anger. "Then why did you bring me here?" she stormed. "To make me look a fool before my servant*? Why did you not leave me at Mogador? At least i have friends there. Here 1 *m burled alive in the wilderness. And why? That i should be a slave to your new wife? I will not do it) Hamon I" Hamon felt sure of himself now. "You can go back to Mogador next week. 'You are here for purpose of my own." , ' She brooded a while. Does she know?" she asked. 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