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LENOX TIME TABLE, LENOX, IOWA IFtfM 1A ™W re tyfcsietf hearth and pointed to the brick at her feet. "It was here we put the Jewel case," she said. "I think, with your permission, I will take up the brick," the little man at her elbow quietly announced. "Certainly," acquiesced Marcia. Taking out his knife, Currier knelt and soon had the brick out of its hole. Beneath It lay the jewel case, wrapped as before In Stanley Heath's monogrammed handkerchief. Marcia W.N.U tan.v> el. SYNOPSIS ... .iful and comely "Wldder" '•eta Howe has her late husband's pJiece, Sylvia Hayden, living with "" v, A stranger, exhausted, finds his Shi'jjSiT Marola's home. His power- It •'' ran aground In the fog. Setly, he asks Marcia to hide a >;;$ackag'8 containing: jewelry. She $<J6es>;So. There comes news of a jewel ftirijbbii'ify nearby. The stranger gives li.iti'lS: ,nlme as Stanley Heath. Sylvia the jewels, .and is. sure utfels a robber. Marcia feels that 'h^,s too deep an interest in her stSbut is powerless to overcome f Sit.:''Httiath wires "Mrs. S. C. Heath." ^ {#!}%. ! JJeW;!;.'.:l1forh, saying he is safe. Ho p;;| ! f;''also':'''f» : lres a man named Currier to |=:,v.:'i : ;:c6rrie' :i at once. Sylvia, in her room, fi'ih'y/.i;;bedecks herself with the jewels. At i;;-';.; i,','a|rfar.oia's approach • she hides them ; : v :ri;{.i;*:|:tKereV. Hea.th asks Marcia to bring :K(^''!'tJi<iih"to him. They are gone! Elisha could not believe her the sheriff, by accident, finds the jewels, find has no doubt they are the stolen gems, and Heath , IS a thief. Saying nothing to Mar'•, cia, but replacing the jewels, he .makes plans, with Eleazer Crocker, i;,.for arresting Heath. CHAPTER VII—Continued —8— "Oh, of course, you must thank 'him for the candy," Marcia agreed, "Still, is it necessary to do so in such a rush—to walk to the village this morning?" "I mean to row over." "I'm afraid you can't, dear. I discovered last" night the boat was gone. Eleazer Crocker must have appropriated it when he was here yesterday. I shall give him a good lecture when I see him. It is a se- rioua thing to be left here with no way of getting to land. In fact, here we are with this tremendously important letter that must be posted immediately—willy-nilly." With eyes brimming with laughter, Marcia shot a mischievous glance at her companion. "It isn't just to thank Hortie for the candy that I'm writing," that young lady replied sedately. "You he asked if he might come to 'Wilton for his summer vacation. He has to know so he can make his plans." "1 see," who owned them — taken them against her will and made off with them I He owned it! Nay, more! Far from regretting what he had done, in his tone rang a note of satisfaction In his accomplishment. She had never believed him guilty. Not until she heard the bitter Irrevocable confession from his own lips did she waver, and even then she battled against the truth, refusing to be convinced. There must be some explanation, ithe told herself. Nevertheless, the uhock was overwhelming. Her head swam. Her heart beat wildly. "I must not give way!" she reiterated to herself. "I must put on a brave front. He must not suspect I know." It took a few moments for her to regain her grip on herself, to drag back her ebbing strength. Then she knocked at the door. "Here is your coffee, Mr. Heath," she called. "Come in, Mrs. Howe. I'm afraid eyes. "But—but—It wasn't there when I looked, I could swear It wasn't." "Who could have taken it out? And if some one did why return anything so valuable?" Currier inquired. "1 don't know. I do not understand It at all," the woman replied. "There is something un canny about the whole affair." "Well, at any rate, the gems are here now," said Currier in a matter-of-fact tone. "Mr. Heath will we've delayed you. ly forgotten about smiled Marcia. "Under I had entire- breakfast and so, I'll be bound, had Currier. You met my right-hand man down stairs, I take it." "You found the house without trouble?" Marcia inquired, making an effort to address the newcomer in a natural, off-hand manner. "Yes, Mrs. Howe. A young man at the garage directed me." As Marcia turned to go, her unfailing courtesy prompted her to say: "Mr. Currier is welcome to stay if he wishes to, Mr. Heath. We can put him up perfectly well. "Oh, no. He is returning directly. Nevertheless, I greatly appreciate your kindness." "Mrs. Heath is anxious," put in Currier. "She begged me to come home as soon as possible that she might know how Mr. Heath was. Naturally she has been much worried." 'There, there, Currier—that will such conditions, I suppose the sooner the letter is sent the better." "The sooner I start, the sooner I shall be back, I suppose," Sylvia answered with feigned reluctance. "Men are so unreasonable. Any errands?" "Not today, thanks. Just the mail." "I'll wait for it." The eagerness betrayed by the reply left not the slightest doubt that Sylvia would wait, and gladly. As the door closed behind her, Mnrcla smiled whimsically. She prepared Heath's breakfast tray, and was about to take it upstairs when there was a gentle linock at the kitchen door. A stranger stood upon the threshold. "Is Mr. Stanley Heath staying here?" inquired he. "Yes." "I am Currier. Mr. Heath sent for me." "Of course! Come in, won't you? Mr. Heath is expecting you. I'll tell him you are here." "You needn't do that, madam. If you will just show me where he is—" "At the head of the stairs." "Very good. Thank you, madam. I will go up." Marcia soon heard the Invalid's voice, imperative and eager, each sentence ending with an interrogation. The lapses of silence which intervened and which at first she took to be pauses, she presently decided represented the inaudible and subdued replies of Currier. To judge from the sounds, Heath was pouring out an avalanche o1 questions. "He has forgotten all about breakfast," murmured Marcia. "I'l carry it up." She mounted the stairs softly that her coming might break In as little vas possible upon the conver sation of her two guests. "She was alone in the librarj when I went in," Heath was say in, "and turned so white I feared she might faint or scream. Luck ily she did neither. 'You know what I'm after,' ; said—'the jewels. Come, hand them over.' At that, she began to cry. "'Quickly, 1 1 repeated. 'Sorn one may come.' "With that she produced th Jewel case, pouring out a torren of explanations. "I stopped no longer than I ha to, I assure you. In no time I ha made my getaway. ^ Every detai ; of my plan would have gone smooth i ly but for. the fog. I lost my bear : Ings completely. Imagine m ^amazement a$ finding.mygelf here. Marcia waited to near no more So Hwth really had tafcen th ewela from the resisting woma do," broke in Stanley Heath, flushing. "And now, since Mrs. Howe is here and is in our secret, I may as well tell you that part of the mission on which you came cannot be accomplished. You cannot take the gems back with you to New York. A calamity has befallen them." "A calamity, sir?" "Mrs. Howe helped me conceal the jewels downstairs in a hiding be much relieved. Shall I go up and—" "I'll go." Marcia cried. "It won't take me a minute. I'll be right back." "As you prefer." Off flew Marcia. Her haste, the radiance of her face must have suggested to the stranger a thought that had not oc curred to him before, for after she had gone, he stood immovable in the middle of the floor looking after her. Then a slow, shadowy smll passed across his features. "So—ho!" he muttered. "So— ho!" He was still absorbed in reverl when Marcia, breathless and flushet rejoined him. "I can think of nothing but th jewels and their recovery. I am s happy I had completely forgotte your breakfast. You might run u to see Mr. Heath while I am ge ting it ready." "I will do that. I shall be leav ing at once and he may have flna orders for me, or perhaps a le ter for Mrs. Heath." "Mrs. Heath!" Marcia repeated, aa if the name suddenly brought before her conscience something hitherto forgotten. "Yes, yes! Of course." Then turning her head aside, she inquired with studied carelessness: "How long, I wonder, does Mr. Heath plan to remain in Wilton? I think that as soon ns he is able to make the journey he would better go home. This climate is—is— damp and he will, perhaps, pick up faster away from the sea. If you have any influence with him, won't you please advise It?" The man's small, gray eyes narrowed. "I have no Influence with Mr. Heath," replied he. "Mrs. Heath has, however. Shall I tell her?" "I wish you would." "Wai, here we are!" Elea&er an ounced more genially. "Yes—here—here we are!" his omrade panted. "My soul an' body —what a tramp 1 I'm near dead! Valt a minute, Eleazer. Let's take count of stock an' decide how ve're goln' to proceed. We've got o make a plan." "But we've made a plan a'ready. Vfter you've knocked at the door an' gone In—" "I kiiocked an' gone In?" "Yes, yes," Elisha repeated. "Aft- ir that, you'll sorter state the case o Marcia, 'xplalnln' why we've 'ome an' everythin'—" "An* what'll you be doln' mean ime?" Eleazer inquired, wheeling sharply. "Me? Why, I'll be waltln' outside, kinder loiterln' 'til it's time 'or me to go in—don't you see?" "I don't. I think 'twould be bei- ter was you to go ahead an' pave the way for me. That's how it's done in plays. Some kinder unimportant person goes first an' afterward the hero comes in." 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"I had this eczema for five year* before I started to use Cuticura* After using three cakes of Cuticur* Soap and three tins of Cuticura Ointment the irritation was relieved.*' (Signed) Miss G. E. Reid, 850 Central! Av., Hamilton, O. ' v-v Get Cuticura Soap and Ointment NOW. Amazing also In relief off pimples, rashes, ringworm and other externally caused skin faults. Soap 25c. Ointment 25c. At all druggists. Samples FBEE. Write "Cuticura,* Dept. 21, Maiden, Mass.—Adv. ,( Marcia Believe Her place under the kitchen floor," continued Stanley Heath. "When she went to get them they were gone." "It is all very mysterious," broke in Marcia, taking up the tale. "I cunuot in any way account for their disappearance and am much distressed. I cannot even see how anybody had the chance to take them. No one knew they were there." "Would you be willing to show me where they were hidden and allow me to investigate?" "Certainly. I'll take you downstairs now, while we hove the opportunity. When do you start back?" "That is for Mr. Heath to decide." "Right off. As soon as you can get under way," Stanley Heath said decisively. "Go down now with Mrs. Howe, since she is so gra clous, and have your breakfast. Examine, too, the place where we concealed the jewel case. You may discover a cfew she has missed.' Preceding Currier Into the kitchen, Marcia went straight to the An hour later ily Unknown Lady weighed anchor and disappeared out to sea, carrying with her Currier and the jewels. Marcia watched until the last snowy ripple foaming In her wake had disappeared, then she sank into a chair and brushed her hand across her eyes. "And that's the end of that foolishness !" she muttered. "The end 1" CHAPTER VIII I N SPITE of Elisha's indignation toward Stanley Heath, and his resolve to go to the Homestead with the break of dawn, it was noon before he and Eleazer got under way. In the first place, the two men disagreed ns to the proper method of arresting the alleged criminal. "You can't take him on no warrant, 'Lish," Elenzer objected, " 'cause you ain't actually got proof he's guilty." "Proof? Ain't I got a clear case? Ain't I roundin' him up with the loot on him?" blustered Elisha. "P'raps—p'raps you didn't railly see tliu jewels," Eleazer quavered. "Are you plumb certain you saw i them things?" Certain ?" Come, come! Don't go up In the air, 'Lish. I nln't donbtln* your word. I just want to make sure we don't take no mis-steps an' make inckasses of ourselves," Eleazer explained. "Have you got every- iln'?" "I—I—guess so," Elisha said weakly. The stroll to Crocker's Cove was not a hilarious one, With each suc- lessive step Elisha's spirits dropped lower and lower. At last they came within sight of tlie bay. "Where'd you leave the boat?" Eleazer questioned. "I pulled her up opposite the flsh- shanty." She ain't here." "My soul an' body! What's to be done now?" "I reckon we'll just have to give it all up," the sheriff responded with a sickly grin. "Call it off." "An 1 let the thief escape? No s i r _ ee ! we've got to go through with this thing now we've started if it takes a leg. We'll walk round by the shore." In high dudgeon the two men plodded through the sand, its grit seeping into their shoes with every step. It was not until they came within sight of the Homestead that the alienee between them WM broken. "Arresting Folks?" Marcia Repeated. "Very well," Eleazer agreed magnificently. "Then I'll remain an* give you my moral support." Elisha got up and, dragging one foot after another, moved toward the house. "Now knock," commanded the dictator. Tremulously Eliaha tapped on the door. No answer came. "Knock, I tell you! That ain't knockin'. Give the door a good smart thump so'st folks'll hear It an* be made aware somethln' Important's goln' on. I'll show you." Eleazer gave the door a spirited bang. "Law, Eleazer! A rap like that would wake the dead," Elisha protested. "I hear somebody. Stand by me, Eleuzer. Where are you goln'? Come back here, can't youV You promised—" "1 didn't promise to go in first. You was to do that," Eleazer called from his vantage ground round the corner. "But—but—" Elisha whimpered. The door swung open and Marcia stood on the sill. "Why, Elisha!" she exclaimed. "How you startled me. Come in. You're all dressed up, aren't you? Have you been to a funeral?" "No. I—we—" The sheriff cleared his throat. "Me an' Eleazer—" he began. "Eleazer? Did he come with you?" Elisha nodded. "Isn't he coining in?" "Yes—yes. He's coming presently." "Well, sit down and tell me the news." Ills dignity, his pomposity put to rout, Elisha, feeling very small indeed, backed into the nearest chair. "You won't mind If I go on with my baking, will you?" Marcia said, bustling toward the stove. "I'm makln' dried apple turnovers. They'll be done in a second and you shall have one. I guess a nice hot apple turnover won't go amiss." 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