The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on December 18, 1895 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 18, 1895
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rfl mv *&*£? ^y, *f $1 gp^" W<vO*> DoYtE " 'This pretended merchant, who travels under the name of Achmet, is now in the city of Agra, arid desires to gain his way into the fort, lie has with him as traveling companion my foster-brother Dost-Ak'bar { who knows his secret. Dost-Akbar has promised this night to lead him to a side-postern of the fort, and has chosen this one for his purpose. Here he will come presently and here he Will find Mahomet Singh and myself awaiting him. The place is lonely, and none shall know of his coming. The world shall know of the merchant Achmet ho rhctfc. but the great treasure of the rajah shall be divided among us. "vVhut say you to it, sahib?i "In Worcestershire the life of a man seems a great and a sacred thing; bu; it is very different when there is fire and blood all round you and you have "been used to meeting death at every txirn. Whether Achmet the merchant lived or died was a thing as light as air to me, but at the talk about the treasure my heart turned to it, and I thought of what I might do in the old country with it, and how my folks would stare when they saw their ne'er-do-well coming back with his pockets full of gold moidorcs. I had, therefore, already made up my mind. Abdullah Khan, however, thinking that I hesitated, pressed the matter more closely. "'Consider, sahib," said he, 'that if this man is taken by the commandant he will be hung or shot, and his jewels taken by the government, so that no man will be a rupee the better for them. Now, since we do the taking of him, why should we not do the rest as as well? The jewels will be as well with us as in the company's coffers. There will be enough to make every one of us rich men and great chiefs. !?o one can know about the matter, for :3iere we are cut off from all men. "What could be better for the purpose? .Say again, then, sahib, whether you •are with us, or if we must look upon you as an enemy.' '" 'I am with you heart and soul," : said I. 1 " 'It is well,' he answered, handing : zne back my firelock. ' You see that we trust .you, for your word, like ours, is •: i nc>t to be broken. We have now only 'to wait for my brother and the merchant.' " 'Docs your brother know, then, of what you will do?' I asked. N ." 'The plan is his, He has devised it. We will go to the gate and share the watch with Mahomet Singh.' "The rain was still falling steadily, for it was just the beginning 1 of the wet season. Brown, heavy clouds were drifting across the sky, and it was hard to see more than a stone-cast.' A deep moat lay in front of our door, but the water was in places nearly dried up, and it could easily be crossed. It was strange to me to be standing there, with those two wild Punjaubecs waiting for th'e man who was coining to his death. "Suddenly my eye caught the glint of a shaded lantern at the other side of the moat. It vanished among the mound-heaps, and then appeared again coming slowly in our direction. '• 'ileri! they are!' I exclaimed. " 'You will challenge him, sjahib, as iiwial,' whispered Abdullah. 'Give him no cause for fear. Send us in with him, and we shall do the rest while you stay here on guard. Have the lantern ready to uncover, that wo may be sure that it is indeed the num.' "The light had flickered onwards, now stopping and now advancing, until 1 could see two dark lignres upon tho other side of the moat. I let them scramble' down the sloping bank, splash through tho mire, and climb half-way up to the gate, before I challenged them. "'Who goes there?'said I in a subdued voice. " 'Friends,' came the answer. I uncovered my lantern and threw a flood of light upon them. The first was an enormous Sikh, with a black beard which swept nearly down to his cummerbund. Outside of a show 1 have never seen so. tall a man. The other was a little fat, round fellow, with a great yellow turban, and a bundle in his hand, done up in a shawl. He seemed to be all in a quiver with, "WJJ4T fpr his hands twitched as if ho had, ague, and his head kept turning to left and right with two brigh t little twinkling 1 eyes, like a mouse when he ventures out from hi* hole. Jt g&ve pie the clulls to think of killing him, J>u,t } thought ef the treasure, and my t as hard a^e a Hint within J»e. When he saw my white face Tie pave a little chirrup of joy and came running Up towards me. " 'Your protection, sahib,' he panted —'your protection for the unhappy merchant Achmet. 1 have traveled across Rajpootana that I might seek the shelter of the fort at Agra; 1 have been robbed and beaten and abused because I have been the friend of the company. It is a blessed night this when I am once more in safety—1 and my poor possessions.' "'What have you in the bundle?'! asked. '"An iron box,' he answered, 'which contains one or two little family mat- tors which are of no value to others, but which I should be sorry to lose. Yet I am not a beggar; and I shall reward you, young sahib, and your governor also, if hu will give me the shelter I ask.' "I could not trust myself to speak longer with the man. The more 1 looked at his fat, frightened face, the harder did it seem that we should slay him in cold blood. It was bust to get it over. " Take him to the main gu:.rd,' said 1. The two Sikhs closed in upon him on each side, and the giant walked behind, while they marched in through the dark gateway. Never was a man eo compassed round with death I remained at the gateway with the lantern. "I could hear tho measured tramp of their footsteps sounding through the lonely corridors. Suddenly it ceased, and 1 heard voices, and a scuffle, with the sound of blows., A moment later there came, to my horror, a rush oi footsteps coming ' in my direction, with the loud breathing- of a run- ing man. I turned my lantern down •the long, straight passage, and there was the fat man, running-like the wind, with a smear of blood across his face, and close at his heels, .bounding like a tiger, the great black-bearded Sikh, with a knife flashing in his hand. I have never seen a man run so fast as that little merchant. He was gaining on the Sikh, and I could sec that if he once passed me and got to the opon air he would save himself yet. My heart softened to him, brit again the thought of his treasure turned me hard and bitter. I cast my firelock between his legs as he raced past, and he rolled twice over like a shot rabbit. Ere he could stagger to his feet the Sikh was upon him, and buried his knife twice in his side. The man never uttered moan nor moved muscle,'but lay where he had fallen. I think myself that he may have broken his neck with the fall. You see, gentlemen, that I am keeping my promise. I am telling you every word of the business just exactly as it happened, whether it is in my favor or not." He stopped and held out his manacled hands for the whisky a.nd water which Holmes had brewed for him. For myself, I confess that I had now conceived the utmost horror of the man, not only for this cold-blooded business in which he had been concerned, but even more for the somewhat flippant and careless way in winch he narrated it. Whatever pun-- ishment. was in store for him, 1 felt that he might expect no sympathy from me. Sherlock Holmes and Jones sat with their hands upon their knees, deeply interested in the story, but with the same disgust written upon their 'faces. He may have observed it, for there was a touch of dcllaucc in his voice and manner as he proceeded. "It was all very bad, no doubt," said ho. "I should like to know how many fellows in my shoes would have refused a share of this loot when they knew that they would have their throats cut for their pains. Besides, it was my life or his when once ho was in the fort. If he had got out, tho whole business would have comfe to light, and I should have been court-martialed and shot as likely as not; for people were not very lenient at a time like that." "Go on with ycmr story," said Holmes, shortly. "Well, we carried him in, Abdullah, Akbar an.d I. A fine weight ho was, too, for all that he was so short. Mahomet Singh was left to guard the door. We took him to a place which the Sikhs had already prepared. It was some distance off, where a winding passage leads to a great empty hall, the brick walls of which were all crumbling to pieces. Tho earth floor had sunk in at one place, making a natural grave, so we left Achmet the merchant there, having first covered him over with loose bricks. This done, we all went back to tho treasure. "It lay where ho had dropped it when he \yas first attacked.' . The box was the same which now lies open upon your table. A key was hung by a silken cord to that carved handle upon the top. We opened it, and the light of the lantern gleamed upon a collection of goms such as I have read of and thoxight about when J was a little lad at Pershore. it was blinding to look upon them. When we had feasted, our eyes we took them all put and made a list of them. There were one hundred apcl, forty-three diamonds of the first water, including pne which has been called, I believe, 'the Great Mogul,' and is said to be the second largest stone in existence. Then there were ninety-seven very jine emeralds, and one hundred and, seventy rubies, some of which, however, were small- There were forty carbuncles, two hundred ftealqtfatillty fiyfefl, tttfqtibiSeS ffifid otJicf ^uco, i very narnes of which I did fa6t kffo% _ the lime, though t hate 'b'ec'ot&fe ift&fe familiar with them Since. Ueeides this, there were nearly three hundred Very fine pearls, tw<ji?e of which were set in a gold coronet. By the Way^ these last had been taken out of the chest and were not there when t recovered it. "After we had counted our treasures we put them back into the chest and carried them to the gateway to show them to Mahomet Singh. Then we solemnly renewed our oath to stand by each other and be true to oitf secfet. We agreed to Conceal otif loot iti a safe place Until the country should be at peace again, and then to divide it equally amcmg ourselves. There was no Use dividing it at present, for if gems of such value were found upbil us it Would cause suspicion* and there was no privacy in the fort nor any place where we coitlcl keep them. We carried the box, therefore, into the same hall where we hat! buried the body* and thore, under certain bricks in the best-preserved wall, we made a hollow and put our treasure. We made careful note of the place, and next day I drew four plans, otic for each of us, and put the sign of the four of us at the bottom, for we had sworn that We shoaild each always act for 4 all, so that none might take advantage. That is an oath that I can put my hand to my heart and swear that I have never broken. "Well, there's no use my telling you, gentlemen, what came of the Indian mutiny. After Wilson took Delhi and Sir Colvin relieved Lttcknow the back of the business was broken, fresh troops came pouring in, and Nana Sahib made himself scarce over the frontier. A flying column under Col. Greathead cam« round to Agra and cleared the Pandies away from it. Peace seemed to be settling upon the country, and we four were beginning to hopo that the time was at'hand when we : might safely go off with our shares of the plunder. In a moment, however, our hopes were shattered by our being arrested as the murderers of Achmet. It came about in this way: When the rajah put his jewels into the hands of Achmet he did it because he knew that he was a trusty man. They are suspicious folk in the cast, however;' so what does this rajah do but take a second even more trusty servant and set him to play the spy upon the first? •This second man was ordered never to let Achmet out of his sight, and he followed him like his shadow. He went after him that night, and saw him pass through the doorway. Of course he thought he had taken refuge in the fort, and applied for admission there himself next day, but could find no trace of Achmet. This seemed to him so strange that he spoke about it to a sergeant of guides, who brought it to the ears pf the commandant. A thorough search was quickly made, and the body was discovered. Thus at the very moment that we thought that: all was safe we were all four seized and brought to trial on a charge of murder—Miree of us because we had held the gate that night, and the fourth because-he was known to have been in company of the murdered man. Not a word about the jewels came out at the trial, for the rajah had been deposed and driven out of India; so no one had any particular interest in them. The murder, however, was-clearly made out, and it was certain that we must, all have beeu concerned in it. The three-. Sikhs *-ot penal servitude) for life, and I was condemned to death, though my sentence was afterword commuted into the as the others. "It was rather a queer position that we found ourselves in then. There we were, all four tied by the leg and with precious little chance of ever getting out again, while we each held a secret which might have put each of us in a palace if we could only have made 1 use of it. It was enough to make a man cat his heart out to have to stand the kick and the cuff of every potty jack in ofnce, to have rice to eat and water to drink, when that gorgeous fortune was ready for him outside, just waiting to be picked up. It might have driven me mad; but I was always a pretty stiibborn one, so I just held on and bided my time. "At last it seemed to me to have come, t was changed from Agra to Madras, and from tliere to Blair island in the Andamans. There arc very few white convicts at this settlement, and, as I had behaved well from the first, J soou found myself a sort of privileged person. I was given a hut in Hope town, which is a small place on the slopes of Mount Harriet, and 1 was left pretty much to myse.Ji', It is a dreary, fever- stricken placo, and all beyond our little clearings was infested with wild cannibal natives, who were ready enough to blow a poisoned dart at us if they saw a chance. There was digging, and ditching 1 , and yam»planting, and a dozen other things to be done., so we were busy enough ail day; though in the evening we had a little time, to bur- selves. Among other things, I learned to dispense drugs for the surgeon, and. picked up a smattering of his know}; edge. All the time I was on the lookout for a chance of escape; but it is hundreds of miles from »ny pther land, and there is little or- no wind in those seas; so it was a terribly difficult job to get away, •'The surgeon, Pr. Somerton, was fast, sporting young chap, and other young officers \voijl4 meet in rooms of au evening and play Tho surgery, where I used, to make my drugs, was next to his sitting-mom*, with a small window between we, Often, if i felt lonesome, I «s<?4 to turn out, the Jajnp in the surgery i ft«rt then,, standing there, { co«W he§r their $a}b and watch. th,eir play. J am fond o| a han4 at cards myself, am} it was a/l most as gppd as having ope tp the Ptheyp. There wag M#;j, Capt. %pr8tao ,-ftft4 Brow n » who were in, .cp«9H9& n A o| tb'e, " " the ty Sals garte. A feff' »rwf' \M e piafly tRey 1 ttSSd 16 m%fefc. "Well, thefo was otre thiiSg wfif Very sotm struck me, and that W that soldiers used always to !ds6 arid the civilians to wifi. Mind, ttlonlsay that thef-fe was anything Unfair, but so it was. These prison chaps had done little else than play cards evef since they had been at the Andamafas, and they knew each other's game to a point, while the others just played td pass the time and threw their cards down anyhow, fright after night the soldiers got up poorer men, and the poorer they got the more keen they Were to play, Maj. Shoitd Was the* hardest hit. He used td pay itt fibtes and gold at flfst( but Soon it danie to fiotes of hand and jiof big sUms. He fibine* tiines Would wlti foi 1 a few deals, just to give him heartj atid theii the Itick would set in against him Wofse than ever- All day he Would wander aboijt as black as thunder, and he took to drinking a deal more than was good for him. "One night he lost even more heavily than usual. I was sitting in my hut when he and Capt. Mofstan came stumbling along on the way to their quarters. They were bosom friends, those two, and ttever far apart. The major was raving about his losses. "'It's all tip, Morstan, 1 he was saying, as they passed my hut. 'I shall have to send in my papers, t am a ruined man. 1 " 'Nonsense, old chap!' said the other, Slapping him upon the shoulder. 'I've had a nasty facer myself, but— That was all I could hear, but it was enough to set me thinking. "A couple of days later Maj. Sholto was strolling on the beach; so I took the chance of speaking to him. " 'I wish to have your advice, major, said I. Well, Small, what' he said, taking his cheroot from his lips. " 'I wanted to ask you, sir,' said 1, 'who is the proper person to whom hidden treasure should be handed over. I know where half a million worth lies, and, as I ciuinotuse it myself, 1 thought perhaps the best thing that I could do would bo to hand it over to the proper authorities, and then perhaps they would get my sentence shortened for me.' " 'Half a million, Small?' he gasped, looking hard at me to see if I was in :arnest. (TO UK CONTINUED.) in — Jewelry, Silverware, Watches and Clocks'.- Finost Line undliiirgrest Stock. Renal r- >\ i her «, Specialty. Wo employ only cdm- >/ potent workmen. Call at our new quarters iu the Oowles' Block. E, G, BOWYER, Alpna, Iowa, Meat Market! I am keeping a first-class meat market in the old L. M. B. Smith building, opposite Court House, and solicit the patronage of the public. Fresh meats of all kinds dressed by an experienced butcher. I allow nothing but the best meats to go from my' shop. Give me a call. BLAINE, 1890.- G.O.SHELLEY. ' -1895. 0, D. PETTIBONE fflfiHBLE WflRKS. The tuidorsls'iicd lire now prepared to fill ardors, for Wnrk f of nil kinds in Rlai'blo, Stone or Granite: also Shelves, Mtintols. Table Tops and J'lumb- or's Work of till kinds, \\l\on in neort of anything in our line, givo us a call and be convinced Unit we give you good material and good work, and at as reasonable prices as can be found In the country, SHELLEY & PETTIB'ONE, Factory on State St , east of J, B, Winkel's office, THE & St, Louis B, B. (Jp, A HOW NEW H LQQK OUT FOR IT TH ROUGH J3 A RS. P U L L M A N S & COACHES, GREATI «,, .AvBtflUTTjBt. TlS$§*li?Jsi«&Sf. 16 i WM m ftefeofles «»d WM Ha joj- AM *Mth ffrere'6 a teilnot 1ft ike iafbl, AM ft ehad6tv In tho ll&hfc, Afcd fl Sprftj- of cypress t^Hnttf ftith the holly Wf eAtJi tofilglit. And th6 Ibtish IS never tor often By kttghte* light and low AS t^e listen In the stftt light to the "bells across the sno^." — titavetffll. A BOttAtfCBOS 1 XttAS, $0 inftttef whete Haett inn^ be, 116 tflattef libw faf awa£ ffofls hoiae the£ taa.y go 6* hoW lofig the^ ffiay stay aWfly , When Gltfistinas coines theif iniiids l-is* vefttd the loVed ones of theii? child hood ^tender JUeJBof ies of a mother, a sis- tets betii&fcs a feweethealrt, ai?e ievived, and & lohgiiig seizes them to be back agaill ainid the old familiar Scenes. With each tecufrence of the glad season which hef aids t>eace oil earth to men of good Willj this longing ci'eSt iu to Richard Jennings' heart, stifling all in* terest ill the fluctuations of Wool on 'Oliauge, and making positively dis^ tasteful to him all talk about the pros^- pects of next year's oottoa crop or the rumored Wall street combine to effect a "corner" in wheat. Whenever Christmas approached, he began to realise his loneliness, nnd he regarded with envy the people hurrying along the street carrying bundles of toys and candles and costlier presents to their homes. Home ! That sacred place is not to be Violated at such a season by the presents of a stranger, and Richard Jennings' Christmases were spent alone. He was always glad when they were over, and bio. could again become absorbed in business cares. For the past ten years he had been a member of the St. Lonis Merchants' Exchange, and was rated at $100,000. He had no taste for society, and although lie belonged to several of the best clubs in that charming old town, ho could not 36 called a clubman. His tastes, his cravings, were domestic, but they remained unsatisfied. Little was known of his previous history. Ho was not communicative, and his business acquaintances were not inquisitive. One evening, just four days before Christmas, Mr. Jennings returned to his bandsoinely furnished residence and as- :onished his housekeeper by telling her was "going home for Christmas.". She bad been in his service for more than Ive years and believed that all his relatives were dead, as she had never heard !iim speak of theni. Here's something for you for Christmas," bo said, handing her a : $10 bill, 'and I hope you'll enjoy yourself. 'I'm' going east. " Sarah, in her rich,; honest; brogua shanked him. , ; . There was a new light in < his face. Sarah, who was shrewd, noticed it. For 17 years this man had been away from •, home, and during ,his absence his parr. ents had died, while he was riding wild ponies in Texas or digging gold in Colorado or gambling it away in Kansas City faster than he had gathered it. As the train sped eastward over the level lands of Illinois and Indiana, through the rich farm lauds of Ohio, and then amid the wooded hills, and streams of his own native Pennsylvania — fairer than them all — his mind traveled backward from the present Richard Jennings, successful broker and respect-. able member of the St. Louis Merchants' Exchange, to the dissipated days of his fresh young manhood, when his wild l!fe had separated him forever from one he could never forget. As the train approached Philadelphia and he looked out of the window at the numerous domes and spires and cupolas, he reflected how . time, which had wrought such 'a difference in the .appearance of the city, must have changed the sweet girl of 18, from whom his own misdeeds had sundered him. They had been sweethearts from childhood. But old Ezra Kent, her father, was a stern man, and when stories got abroad about the dissipated set of which Richard soon became the leader, and"* when one day he .came home from his conn-ting house and found Richard — • "Dick" every body called him then — intoxicated he said it was the last time Eleanor should receive him, She was a dutiful girl. It wounded her life, but she obeyed. <• The Kents came of stern stuff, and beneath Eleanor's gentle womanliness lay heroic strength. After that RioharcJ Jennings' intoxicated habits ., became a pubjjo scandal, and when his sister married Will Mo- Oray, a promising young lawyer (Eleanor was maid of honor), he disappeared from home, Now he was returning, a very differ. _enfc wun and regretful that he had staid away BO long. It was such a ehort jom> ney from the Mississippi to the £chuy^ kill he wondered that he had aot before summoned enough courage, to return, Seventeen yeays 1 For the twentieth time he diew forth a letter and read it with, the saoie afe- interest as if fqp the'fh;st J»et Mr,- Pojos last! weefe, Be b,s$ jjwt come from gt, touis aj«l said be met yo» there, You n&ughfy t°yl Wby have you aeyer wriWeft or perns bpme to eea us? We wast ypu to spend Qhpietmas with vp. AH the oh.i]4raj are or^y to see you, Tfeere wow, Tli" fciiVy, tv beautiful girl, }s two teeth, The cbiW Uapje Piefe, JSJeanqr to TQW BFPSTO »t Rijgw jssrt pf you -wrheij yjnj wpre ut the au<J her mm*?, e.till live in the ojd foojuae, They »v» yei? poop. teaches ^^ip a»4 8tegi at gp> Iri4 *Ml H s-,« & f - ftfoJfcy, old fashioifisd bfrlet of a by^dfre -flay, With qtiftifit colofiial tloorways, elaborately carved", the lifiteis in many cases supported by the classic lofcic of Doi-io Columns effected by the builders of a centory ago. But their glory hfid departed, fhe spirit of decay had fallen upon thein, and the childfefi of those Who built them had tooted to flhef ntid mote tnodetn hoines. But the Jeniiiiigses and the Befits Were an exception. They had withstood the genera! exodus and Cbntintted to live ia the hbuse which hbd beetf their, family roof tree for High a hufidfed years. They Were piaitt, quiet* ooasefv- ative people, and not of the "staaft" sort, like the gay, fashionable families Who had all moved away, # • * . # # # # "Sere's Uncle Dick!" shouted the boys as they grabbed his big traveling hag almost before the hackmnn had time tb Carry it into the hallway. Hugs and kisses Were exchanged all around, arid his sister Wept a few SWeet memorial tears. Ho had grown so like his father, she thought. .Ah, if mother could s'ee him now—that mother Whose patient, IdViilg face Was pictured on canvas in the quaint old fashioned frame hanging on the parlor'wall. His nephew, Alex, a handsome lad, led him up to tho same room in the old fashioned house which he had occupied when a boy, furnished With tho same high backed rush seated chairs, and the low bed, with tall, carved corner posts; the old prints and Imickknacks and books. And over the fireplace was a photograph of Eleanor Kent I He threw himself into a chair, .overcome With emotion at the many memories of his younger days that arose before him like ghosts from the past. In the afternoon he went out with his two eldest nephews, Alex and Sam, to see the shop windows, and when they returned all three had their arms filled with presents. He was very happy. If some of those 'married fellows in St. Louis could see,him now! The sense of loneliness which had haunted him for years was gone, and yet—iu a week he would be back again in that quiet .house of his ia St. Louis, with no other 'occupant save the faithful Sarah Burns I It was Christmas eve. All the lights were burning brightily in the McCray mansion. Uncle Dick and the children •—he had never-realized before what good companions children were—had beeu busy all afternoon decorating the huge Christmas tree. Against evening it was ajglorlpus sight -to behold. The children had never been so happy. All of them had'gotten'.an unusually large number of presents. Uncle Dick alone had bought three and four each', even the baby. ' In the big sitting room ; tho presents were displayed on an old mahogany table that reminded you of'some wild beast of the : forest when you gazed able .Ibbkingx Eee^BStlhtal could not contain thein all, so several chairs were placed on either side of it to hold the overflow exhibition. As the evening waned Uncle Dick and Papa McCray lit 'their cigars aud^went out for a walk. They had been gone but a few minutes when there was a ring at tho doorbell, and Eleanor Kent and her aged-mother entered, both bringing presents for the children. Although dressed very plainly, Eleanor never looked handsomer. The 17 years which had passed since her early and only love affair had touched.her lightly. She was now 35, but looked much younger. V She was a great favorite with the children, who called her "Aunt Eleanor." They showed her the tree, tug presents and then—"Uncle Dick's home," they said, watching her face to see a reflection there of their own delight at tho return of one whom she had HO of ten told them about. But only U little nervous smile trembled on her lips and died. And very soou afterward she must return home, She must write the names of her Sunday school scholars in the pretty, cheap books she had bought for them and practice the offertory she \vas to sing on the morrow, and, and— But the children would not hear of jt. They' dragged her to the piano and forced her to play for them as they sang "Jolly Old St, Nicholas." They shouted the rollicking song with such a lusty chorus that old Mrs, Kent was afraid they would awaken the baby, whose wrath when angered was terrible, but Mrs. MoCray reassured her and begged Eleanor to sing the offertory she was to sing at St. Bride's, "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night,'' But Eleanor didn't know it without musics. Her hands strayed over the keys, jng little impromptu chords a«d pa dences and then struck the prelude, tp Tosti's "Memories," one of ~ that pjay uppn the, human heart: strings, Many a time when alpne she " but it was noji a song fpr ojjr is^m&s §ye ; it was top sad, As Richard Jennings and bis jn*law re*ew,tere$ tjie bouse, the ggu,n3 oi bey yjob, sweet ypige. reeked, tkw "WbQUS "W's'BJesww and intQ Hiusie, reaQfeea tUpif .-' : M v,..

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