The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on September 11, 1895 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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OF°TH£ MIDNIGHT SUN"£tC. {Copyright, 1805, Isy American Press Association.] "Yes; I know all about it." "Will you tell me?" "It is your business to learn such things. Why do you come to me?" "Because it is beyond my skill. 1 can't comprehend how that stone Was taken from tho room in the Windsor hotel." "Of course yon can't, " she said, with a still nioro marked smile, "because you Americans are stupid. You must •come to India to learn wisdom. " "Will you become my instructor?" "No; I must have a pupil with a Blind (hut will understand the simple troths that are plain to a child." "When tho pupil is stupid, then the teacher should be patient and try tr things clear to him. " But when ho is too stupid to understand it is n waste of time." "Yon hnvo not tried me." "Bi'causo you cannot comprehend. I kriow it by your looks. " ' -I am paid to brar a close resemblance to your husband. " "r.i:'inuIUih, what slanders are heaped « pon his head!" she exclaimed, with .sKch n tra^'H' air that I laughed. "It, may 'he a slander," I said, "upon •Jhim or against ?m>, but it ought to maku yon wiliiMj; to try my ability to grasp those siniplt- truths. I thought that per- li.-ips tin- owner of the ruby rose in his sleep and removed it to some place which hi" forgot. " •".No; it was simpler than that." •'Why not tell mo at once?" I asked, •more impatient than I ought to have .been. The one thing which troubled me raoru than all others was the' odor that I had noticed and which steadily grew more pronounced. It was nauseating, though I could see no evidence that it itroubled her in the least. To raise the window I would have to cross tho floor, and unless I did it by backing would give the man in the hall •just the chance for which he was waiting. There was no saying what she •s?ould do in tho meantime. Altogether th*. risk was more than I ought _to as- «nuH-. i grimly rosolved to sit it out nntl'l siho would be compelled to seak relief. Why should a frail, delicate woman be able to take more poison into her lungs than -A strong man like myself? .It .'ought to be the other way. .SUfSKSUe no answer to niy las't question, and I added: "I do ur.t doubt that the secret rests •with YOU, and if you choose you can ex- mlain'that which is inexplainable to the rest, of us. Now, I will give you my riJertge that if you will tell the whole Wtb neither you nor your husband •shall be mol?Ptod or prosecuted in any way. " •-'And of what value is such a guarantee to iv:- ii you hud the power to give it? What protection do we wish? What -.turn! we done that wo should fear your tain telie! from this villainous staff. Great Cresar. 1 can't stand it either!" I rose and began moving toward the nearest Window on tiptoe that they hiight not know what I was doing. The floor creaked under my feet, but I could aot take another inhalation of the vile atmosphere. I must have fresh air if I had to plunge head first through one of the windows, carrying the sash with me. But 1 had no purpose of doing that. 1 was dizzy and uncertain in my gait but my brain waaiauddletl ancTaaabieto comprehend anything oleatly. But Ufa •was at the flow, and as she chafed my hands and spoke soothing wotds I Was able to sit up, though suffering from a splitting headache and a deadly nausea the like o£ which I had never esperi- but I reached the window, and laying fi-e >m-.i oiuaiyli, i-i-ce neither had stolen ^ rn\iy, v:\r.\i crime could lie imputed them"' Tlrj man had sold an immense- y valuable &-m to John B. Brown, the -Vsveli'T of Muiiltn lane, for much less •h-m it-; worih. It- would not have been i c-rii>H. had Jiu parted with it for 50 -•vj'ii* Mi>t(-t-! ni' srjd.OOO. Hi- rhv.iuid to havn found it in the Himalayan jun^lt-s. whitlitir it had been rarrio.1 by th- pm-tidions Nana fealnb. I ij^licvud'this; but, if it was not true, with what. oil'onsi-Hhould I charge Darin> Howard'.' no tlu re wa.-i no doubt that two of the All the sun this num and woman wi j ro iao-t consummale and subtle offenders ngaui-t riyht that had over come l.rom the country of subtlety, cunning, learu- jnt' and wondrous skill. -You speak truly," «aid I, "so far as appearances go, but, my assumption is that both you and your husband had a ihandin the robbery." "I will not deny it to you,' was the •told response, "but for us it never could have taken place. I admit that because .no one o:in hear ._.. . deny it and say to them, as I say now vtoy'ou, 'Prove it.'" "But I cannot, and, since you have said so much to me alone, why not say more and tell tho whole thing? It can cause you 110 harm. " my revolver on the table on my right grasped the sash With both hands to raise it. Everything became dark, and an odd humming was in my ears. I knsW I Was fainting, and could I have raised the Window would have been revived. I reached out vaguely and uncertainly, but feeling myself going grasped anything Upon which I could lay bauds. It proved to bo the end of the table. There was a crash of splintering glass as that and myself went down on the floor with a violence that must have shaken every window iu the building. I remember so much, and then my senses left me. From this point, for a considerable time, my dependence is naturally upon others for information, but- the source was beyond attack. Tho'crash and fall caused Darius Howard, who had made a quick return from his railway journey, to open tho door and peep cautiously in. The racket also brought Mrs. Bridges hurrying up stairs, and she followed the couple into tho room. "Brin« some water. Open the window or he will die!" It was Mrs. Bridges who spoke these excited words and set about obeying them herself when Darius Howard caught her arm: "You must do nothing of the kind, good madam." "But that's the only way to revive a person when ho faints." "Ordinarily, yes, but his fainting has been produced by that odor which you notice. He will recover after awhile, but not for half an hour or so. If you sprinkle water in his face or allow the cold air to blow on him, it will be fatal. That is because of tho nature of the drug." "Mercy! But what shall we do?" "You can do nothing but leave him alone. Ho will come all right after awhile." But the distressed woman insisted on bringing a pillow and placing it under my head to make me comfortable when I had no more consciousness of comfort than if the breath of life had wholly left my body. . There is little doubt that when Darius Howard departed that morning it was to learn whether any one was shadowing him. His speedy return showed that he had not gono far. When he came back, it- was with the intention of mov- in«with his wife from the old stone house, iievcr to return. The occurrences of the last few days had convinced him that ho had been traced by more than ouo enemy thither, and he could ?jot leave too soon. He had made his arrangements before I entered vhe house. Trunks were packed and all tho luggage which he intended to take was prepared. He had come to the place with the intention of having Mr Bridges carry them to the station, when the old lady imparted the startling tidings that a strange man was up stairs in the "workshop" talking with his wife. Howard was frightened and savagely au»ry. He stole up stairs as silently as he'oould, but I discovered his presence there, and, as I have shown, addressed my words as much to him as to his wile. I am satisfied that he meditated shooting mo through the door, though there can bo no certainty on that point. Mr. Bridges, having agreed to take the couple and their luggage to town that afternoon, came homo about this time for that purpose, though his wife was unaware of tho arrangement. The preparations were quickly completed, the landlord and lady were paid an extra tee lor their trouble, and in less time than would be supposed Howard and his wife were in tho metropolis of our country. This timo both wont to the Astor House instead of lodging at different hotels. Their departure left the good old Get me out of this horrible room," 1 muttered, with that abominated .odor penetrating my nostrils "I shall die if I stay here." . . 1 did not let her beat much of my Weight, but Iwas blind* and she guided .. i t \ _i __ 1 1 ^.H<3 ***&/* 4-Vtn * ' ft 4-»rtT"O me out into the hall and into the "spare room," where I tumbled upon the bed and straightway lost consciousness again. >. Mrs. Bridges bow resorted to cold water, again chafing my lianda'ofld Wfists and With motherly kindness helping toe to remove toy clothing, after Which she "tucked me up" in bed, add something like comfort came to toe. I must have trodden close to death. In truth, I believe I stepped over, and it was the gentle hand of the good woman So, whon all was quiet down states ahct no one could know 1 Was astir, I walked uncertainly across the hall, turned tha knob aarl stepped across the threshold. As t did so 1 caught that same odor ^faict, almost imperceptible to ordinary senses, but in my delicate condition it almost overcame me again. It Waa so abhorrent, so noxious, so hate- fulj that had 1 not instantly stepped back and closed the door I must have succumbed as before. My system so re- bolted that a suspicion even of its exist- me Would overpower my tent; !t to Amsterdam, certain o! ling his money." "Mow did he succeed?" "Directly after it should have reached hi9 correspondents Burling r'ettsited * cablegram saying that Evidently they had made an tibn and learner! Something, tor promised full particulars by Mail. "And," added fifoWn impressively, "the particulars bnsttHid staM in ftp town, both of.u oumeran names, t>etW« *• JJJ» not afraid to appear openly and honest- 'if f ROM THE WABVOF DA WAR XAlUDA,BfeN* I opened my ci/c.s ami looked tirnunil. that drew me back. Had she not opened the window above my head where I lay I would have been dead within the next minute or two. When Howard warned her not to do this or sprinkle any water in my face, it was with the purpose of preventing my recovery. He nearly succeeded. The man had not taken away my revolver nor any of the vessels, instruments and glass articles that were ruined by the overturning of the table. They simply went off with their luggage, saying they would be back in a few days, but I was sure this would never take place, and it never did. I would like to know the composition 1 of that stuff which the woman threw into the stove, and which, while it did not seem to affect her, robbed me of my senses. No doubt there are plenty of such drugs in this country as- well as in- Asia, but I never knew one whose power was so baneful and continuous-. CHAPTER XX. Everything connected with Nana Sahib's ruby was uncanny. _ A full week passed before my mind freed itself of the effect of that subtle, noxious drug which came within a.haii of robbing me of life. When I became- mentally my own master, I attemptec to leave my bed and found I could not stand. My'lower limbs were paralyzed; I wondered whether it was- permanent. I would have summoned my physician from New York but for the conviction that he could give me no help. The nature cf the drug must be un- ence near senses. "Keep your secret!'* I exclaimed, hastening back to my own room, where 1 threw myself on the bed until I could rally. "It shall remain a secret forever if it can be solved only through that horrible taint. " .« 1 now began to figure When I could leave my friends. The Weather, which had been sunshiny and pleasant, became cold, rainy and dismal. It lasted three days before the skies cleared and the sun showed itself. Then I told them that I Was going home. They urged me to stay nntil my strength was fully restored, but 1 assured them that such Was the fact now, and I would only be wasting precious time, of which too much had already been squandered. To test myself, I walked in from the country, instead of allowing Mr. Bridges to bring me in his carriage. One of the strangest things about my experience with that dreadful drug was that when I reached the station I could not perceive the slightest effects from it. I was as strong, as robust, aa powerful and active as ever in all my life. Duty called me to New York, and I went thither without delay. I was sorry to learn afterward that my good wife had begun to feel anxious about me; but, nob suspecting anything of the kind, I devoted a little time to work before At tho Astor HOTTSB I learned that Mr. and Mrs. Howard had staid there on the night they came in from New Jersey. They left the following day to sail for England: A litstle inquiry brought rne the cabman, an honest, straightforward fellow, wbo> had taken' their luggage' to> the pier,, and 1 he assure* me that he saw them oa the upper deck of the Campanai -when she- s-TVung- ouU into the stream.. The fact that they had 1 sailed on' thia ocean greyhound some'two weeks before proved that they WOTO- well' over toward. tho other side of the-worlt1 and probably touring on the'ooutiuient orwellem; their way to India. "They have talteru with them, their secret, "" I reflected,, "a secret which has baffled mo and every one- that had) anything 4o do wiith' it.. 1 ' 1 ' I started to- go> d'ownj to Maiden' lane, but the afternoon was-so far along, that Iwas apprehensive- of not finding: Mr. Brown*, so I deferred ray call until: tho morrow (Dnsruy way up town-T dropped 1 in- at the-Wiudsor,.but learnedUhat Mr. Sandr husen.had joinedhis famiiyat their city residence. Then I decided' that the best thing- to- do was to- go to. my home,, and to that sweet,, honest Kittle wife who persisted: in welcoming, me- as- thought I were one- risen from the dead'. , The Americans are ft delightful poo- ™ t love them. *hrf ate Wight and 6ieter-that is, they tfiink they Are of all in the Workshop at on* ountr home. It Was at my suggestion »hi he calk-d it Hand sahib's ruby* <of knows Uftfc that i* th y e Greatest ruby in the world. He placed ft in the hands of a Jewell named ee- , which is the same thing. *»eyare fond It is a pleasure to ho My husband Luchjid wen .too wise for us, them. tttttfi . . they. . but S convinced Bfown to sell for On the little bo* hi Which the tub? s placed iny husband always put ft . , him they Were Hot. No* J»ap« With me, B , for We were so successful The father of Luchjid wwwe of the most learned men in all India. He tie- voted most of hi* life to the study of alchemy and chemistry. His to learn how to make gold baser elements, tte tried years, but could not succeed, gave his mental powers^ to i of diamonds, one of iU ~ * tho making the forms of car bon After five years' labor he succeeded He formed a number of pure diamonds; but, alas, they were small and had one defect—their manufacture cost more than tho stones were worth. He bad three sous, who toiled witn- him One of them persuaded him to try to makDtubies. No jewel is so valuaole- as n real pigeon blood ruby. He fractured a number and studied their composition under the microscope and wuii the aid of many chemicals known only So himself. . , By and by he produced a perfect ruby; bwt, alas! that, too, cost more than it | was worth. Could he havo succeeded Hr framing a large- one, like Nana Sahib a- jLiuuji^B " ° « 1 i • 1*:^ ruby which he had seen and held in his hand!, he would' have been wealthy, for the worth of » stone of that size is oe- yond estimate, but when he passed be-yond' two'or three carats the action of th'<- chemiicnls-became faulty,and though the gem: looked 5 tight it would not do-- ceive- an- expert.. . But ho did n-ofr give over the effort. Years ware -spent Tbendin g over his vesseli • IVaS u itH-cu »«j *•• *• ~ L -v. * mark which told him the exact age of the stone. Knowing that at the end of 20 days it would decay, vanish, tutn to nothingness, he must of necessity complete its sale within that period, or he Would have nothing to sell. After he had left the tfaflft Sahib ruby with Mr. Brown my husband became very much frightened, believing be had made a mistake as to its-age-. Ha had given Mr. Brown a week m which to sell it, but Luchjid feared rfrwottld not live that long. He sent me to -" on Mr Brown and learn the truth 1 did so. When I admired the-; wet turned it over in my hand and looked at tho box, I made the dreadful discovery that within 12 hours the ruby would) pass out of existence. If payment- wa^n-ot secured Within that timo oca, littlo-mow?, all our calculations would, 8 °M™ J Simvn is a very kind hearted 1 man- I purchased a small ruby of limn to keep in his good grace?, but there- was -no-need" o { that, for ho was so impressed': with my appearance that ho- acted.vcry foolishly and showed that ho had fallen! to love with mo. TNote by Mr. Brown.—A base libel. There's -nob -ai word of truth in What she- writes..]! . , When-tho-morrow would arrive ana ,11 the gentleman- who bad purchased tho great rubyfouncl that be had nothing of the kind, in: hi* possession, ho would_be sure that-hehad been robbed, Suspicion would unjustly 'nt to us, so my husband and. myst.. left Now York that night and.staid in, our country home. That was sufflcianfr to. prove our innocence if any • one-shtraki be base enough known to any medical man in this coun, *w On'v the fabricator or discoverer Had she known-tho whole truth her feeling pen- lady, Mrs. Bridges, with an unconscious „,„„ ofvotMinrt nn the floor in one of her . e my husband and yourself upper hear the words. Before others 1 K vago man stretched on the floor rooms. Before tho sound or the wagon wheels had died away she climbed the stairs and came to where 1 lyin". was in sore distress and feared I dead. She chafed my hands and was CHAPTER XIX. It was on her tongue to tell me, but evidently she was not sure of the wishes of the man outside the door, ° ° first obtain his permission. Her manner had changed. One not knowing the truth would have still supposed we were friends chatting together. She looked at me with a bright expression and said: . ' 'If you will wtouse mo tor a minute." Tartly rising from her chair, she ,-awaJtod my permission. "Most certainly. 'Consult with yonr ihusbaud as much as you choose." It was u critical moment. The door must he opened to allow her to pass out, and what would follow? Perhaps both noticed my extra alert- uess, for she walked into the ball, and the door was again closed without any demonstration. I observed a delicate vapor issuing 'from the door of the stove. It w»s of anowy whiteness and must have bee» ' the cause ot ! that sickening oc]or, which Almost overcame me. . "She threw soino substance 111 -a fewwiuute*. ago when she pretended to S the fin, Bbo bw W *J.WH}: .dows fastened so a.s to give we the full beueflYof it, She is laofe aoQu*toinecl to try Only the fabricator of the thing could neutralize its effects* and whoever that man was he was not in America unless it was Darius C. Howard. So I decided to wait. Meanwhile I received the best of nursing. I was visited continually by the ^Bridges with whom I had engaged quarters, and she and her husband were as anxious to help me along the road of recovery an were the couple with whom I was forced to stay. They procured such articles as I needed and handled me with the utmost kindness and care. I had long been forgiven for the little deception practiced to obtain admission to the upper floor for I convinced them that the hand-some man and beautiful woman who took up their quarters with them were evil persons who were engaged in unlawful practices. Indeed Mrs. Bridges reproached herself for having given, them shelter so long without being more particular in her inquiries. At the end of three or four days a. most thrilling discovery came to me— strength was returning to my trame. In a little while I would be fully myself again. . More than once I was ou the point ok , sending word to my wife and bringing hpr to my bedside, as she would have hastened t« come the moment she knew of my extremity. But wherefore? She could donoiaoro for me than was being done by my faithful attendants. My wife has long urged me to give up my perilous vocation for some pursuit of less danger. M I should tell her all, as I would bo obliged to do, she would allow me no rest until the change was made. I was not ready to make it and doubt whether it ever will be made. If the time should come when 4 ne» lieved death impended, I could summon her in a few hours. I would wait until the necessity arose, which, thanK the- laboratory and toiling mght and day His'sons- became discouraged, all Tbut tho youngest, Arnik r who assured, Mm that he- would! succeed. A* last a» strange success came to the o3d' man. Ho- nmd'e a perfect ruby of 80 carats. In- every respect it was equal to Knnai Sahr&te ruby, except that it was not so-large-.. It was-a» hard, as brilliant and as* Iwminous;. It would preserve all these-qualities, bn-t euly for a time. At the-end of- aO'days—almost to the hour —it would! of itself 'dissolve into gas and ai few crimson particles. Having: been a, ruby for tbwk period, it would ceass- to exist. The great man cotrttl do-nothing; more and was so worn out from, liia- years- of thought and labor- that one day ...while- at work in bis shop,; he wa* seized with, a fatal faintness.: My husband was alone-Trith him. Knowing, he had but a few minutes to live, lie. told! Luch;j|Mi the secret, making him promise- to explain it to his brothers, iiils and T?ar;jee. Arui-fc entered a few minutes before bis father dliecL He bade his son good- by audl told Mmi that L,uch jidi had the secret, -which might bo made very vain*able, and! woulfl let him- know all about it. So-he-died. When tho tody of the old man had been placed away in the tomb and tho season; of mourning had passed, Armk to make aioharge-agaioasi us. t + „„, dizzy and uncertain in my gait. looked'pityingly down in my face as if [ were that son whom she had buried long years before. . '""They told, me not to raise the window or sprinkle water iu his face, but I can't see how it will hurt Imri. Jf J do. not do something, he will die. She laid my head back on the floor w the right position and raised the window. The cool air blowing came like the breath of life itself. It wafted away that dreadful poisow that had robbed me of my senses and. gave iu its place the heaven, uever ,..., It was a a source of never ending H ^ uoyance to me that when on the verge of solving the mystery of the greatly the door was closed »u my face- Waft 4 been able to waster myself when totter- ina across the floor until the window was Wised I believe M*s, Howard would have 'imparted the moweutous secret. |ut my collapse robbed me forever of 1 smiled slgnlfieantly. hapsvrould have been- justified, bust I made light of my experience and' impressed upon, her thafr she- should never worry until' a. month or two wea* by without hearing anything from' me. Even then it might to that everything \vas right. I never saw a m>aa> more pleased to meet another fcharnwasmy friend Brown the following, day when I walked into his store and: offered my baud. He shook it warmly andi led! the way back to bis office. ., . . . "I tell yoo, Wittner," be said m his hearty fashion, "Sandhusen and I, and I suspect yoiar wife, have been worrying about yon. *" "Why should you do that? I have often been absent longer," "Yes, but this whole business has beet* so odd. Weren't they a sharp oou- P " You refer to Howard and his wife?" '"Of course. Whom else would I We "Yes, They're mighty shrewd, but we are nob likely to see or hear from them again," "And why «ot?" than two weeks ago," "I suspected they had left, but nothing positive. I sup.pose you have learned, all about the trick they played on us?" Ib w»s plain fr°»H B?own & ihat he had solved the mystery, I/as still hidden from me, I did biro to know that, so I sswled as if the whole thing 3C«£"-'** 1 v '-" ~ ---- « _ , • , ,, n „ and asked their elder brother for- tha-seoset, for they saw the prospect of great gain. My husband felt that to- share with them would lessen his profits,. and so ho- wisely refused to enlighten them. He did well. [Note.— Observe the complacency with which this perfidy is dismissed by. the beautiful woman who called herself, Mrs, Howard when in America. ] The youoiger brothers were very an- ! arwand threatened tho life of my good, husband. He and I therefore left India. secretly. In London Luohjid lured-.a-. and followed tho directions =lu& I learned 1 . tliaS tho trayer was Mr. Sandhuseu, who; Kite-myself, was staying at the Windsor-hotel'. Although we had neven- spoken,. I knew he was very wealthy, and! therefore it would not harm him to'lbse- the- groin he paid for the ruby. When this gentleman: opened the box in his desk-tho next morning, the gein was gone. In his excitement he took no note of tho little grains; left behind, nor did he notice-the slight odor of the released gas, which, should: have attracted his attention. The smaller milby.- whMi was sent to Amsterdam crumbled', and dissolved on the way, hut the. jewelers who received it were wise,. because- they were not Americans, TJiey noticed: the odor, they detected the tiny gaataa and suspected the truth. Th'ey examined more closely, and the ingenious schema© was comprehended. They wrote- toi the jeweler in Maiden lane who had forwarded it to them, andi then- an. investigation was made, which, aausedi everything to be- ( come clean. J> - Before that 1 , was; done-, however, mj^ good husband.and!had left America, , We had some dreadful experiences ere we got away, on, the. steamer. Knowing that uothiu&could. be proved against us, we were -not afraid: ami would have remained longer- in America but for the place father had left to him. His success -,was.- complete. He made three rubies of ten, carats each and sold them for a large. hastened from London, for- the> truth was sure to become known soon.. We roeaut to visit the capitals of &n> rope but we thought of dear America*. The people there were- longing foil- us to come to them. Tk« dear people- appreciate genius. % There was but on® «ause of trouble, Luohjid's brothers seemed to grow an- crier and followed us every where, T*ey were wicked enough to wish to, do ray good husband haw merely beoa.use be chose to keep a valuable secret: <jo himself- We first intended to bin SOQWB in New York whew my husband>«ould toil alone with MB chemicals, foot he was wise, Then Aruik and Parjee might hire skillful wen, who would; trace mm persecution, ofr those wicked brothers of Lnohjid. They followed us out to our |, country, home and hired a roan/to h<rip them. They got into a quarrel, ,aud one •,< of them.was- shot* though, sad to say, , $ not killed. *j The man whom, they paid forced his ^ •way into our-w orkshop, but misfortune (1! came again, for the simple old woman > ; with whom wo- lived restored him to . life when I bad! arranged everything so as to; punish him for helping to perso- ^. outo us. . f . We are back in India at last iu our >\ dear-old home. The only fear I have ( is , i ofr Aruik. aiid Par jee, who must still be. , ^ very angry, but I pray that they may y see'the error of their ways and leave us- . ^ alone. Bismallah! 's THE END.. . . '; , I £ UTOPIA W THE BAY STATE" \ , -'jj BrooWto* C«v«i>en»tiv* cpwmunlty; *$f * A number of people living in BrookUjWj. \ - >\ Mass.,, are en joying many of those idea? y J advantages that evory householder dreaw* -, -SM of, and: according to the New York ws? ,. ^ without any of the vicious results ttiat ,£ certain students of social questions wr» us we inherent in co-operative corow*n> , ties, These people live in houses pwww - tod »nd lighted by outside power* •; same or slnUlai'powers take <?are p|/; sidewalks, winter apdeupwer, waf^ sweep the front steps and.lpok »t» •> moderate oost bowse Each . , in tho rear » WW P Q f Its <wp, a«4 In the confer of the . or the it out the *„ inafc)ng the rubies give off an overpower^ odor, to which roy busimwl and I bafl become awus* towed. The odor was. so strange thai ifc >voulcl be sura to attract attention Jp § great pity- Officers of the law migh« make inquiries, thinking we wre *" Ql - ttw Wb tw In this Qf is c ft p 90 t pressed lunga were I opewe4 my eyes looked 9W w streHgth steadily tooreaaed uwttl the wprsiHg Paine, wbenf carefully yose d and f ouwd I oould staa4 o» a clo» W olotWug- I was still'weak, but was wakiwg good prog' I'ess. T Through the open dcwr of my iao» J- ''' sw the owe leadiog to ^ ««art, It's t "Suppose you give roe yowr theory, and I will see whether it agrees witfc Theve's HP theory about it, ee^ides yo« waruea m tUe theor^ing bwut9u. about » ' aU] we the eQBUtry find a secjaaec] place pjjg the is plants for ev§nte as a alum* a the entire building, VltfeU ay by »» ftftr tbat ew $m> 8aWb'9 tQ Bwliw dwn JXOite II '^:: mm ?& >...,*',

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