A winning risk, or, The boy who made good

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''Boldt" cried Jack, dashing in at the door, followed by Jennie Norris. "What in thunder arQ you doing, Titus Granville?" The young :nascal paused with the hatchet uplifted, gave a startled glance at the newcomers, then turned and :fled.


Fame and Fortune Weekly STORIES OF BOYS WHO MAKE MONEY luved Weekl11-B11 Subscription 12.50 per 11ear. Entered according to A.ct of Congreaa, in t he 11ear 1907, in the oJ}lce of the Librarian of Congresa, Waihington, D. C., b11 Frank 7 ome11, Publiaher, 24 Union Squar, New York. No. 101. NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 6, PRICE 5 CENTS. on, Tt{E 130Y Wt{O l\'I.AOE 0000 By A SELF-MADE MAN CHAPTER I. THE YOUNG INVENTOR. I "I wish I had your head, Jack," -said Ed Risdon. "What's the matter with your own head, old man?" in quired bis companion with a quizzical look in bis honest blue eyes. "There's nothing particularly the matter with it, only it hasn't got the same kind of gray matter yours has." "How do you know it hasn't?" "I know it all right," replied Risdon with an emphatic nod. "I can't fig ure out schemes and new-fangled ideas the way you do. You've got the most wonderful nut of any chap in Seaport." "If you wasn't my best friend, I'd think you were kid ding me." "I'm not kidding you," answered Risdon sol emnly "Be sides, I'm not the only one who has said the same thing in different words. My father says you're a regular genius." "He said that, eh? I'm sure I'm very much obliged to him for his good opinion." "Then I heard Squire Norris say that you were a boy, who was bound to make your mark." "Did Squire Norris really say that?" asked Jack Rush ton, looking particularly pleased. "That's what he did .And Jennie Norris says you're the smartest boy in town." "Oh, come now, Ed!" said Jack, with a flush, "you're laying it on pretty thick, aren't you?" "I'm only tciling the truth In fact, everybody speaks well of you except--" "Except who?" "Titus Granville. He's sore on you because Jennie Norris prefers your company to his." "Oh, he's always been down on me ever since I can re member. He doesn't think I'm good enough to associate with. However, that doesn't worry me much. This is a free country, and he's at liberty to keep his" "The boys were talking the other day about how clever you were in inventing things, when he chips in with one of his sneering remarks. He said your models were only playthings, and not worth patenting. That made me mad, and I told him that he only said it because he was jealous of your ability. He got as red as a boiled lobster and called me a liar. I started for his scalp at that, and if it hadn't been for the other fellows, who interfered, we'd have had a mix -u p "I'm much obliged to you, Ed', for standing up for me. but I don't want you to get into trouble on my account," said Rushton. "Don't you worry about me. As long as we are chums, and I hope that will be for life, I won't allow any one to run you down before me." "Thank you, Ed. You're a true friend, old .fellow." "Well, you'd do the same for me, wouldn't you?" "Of course I would. I'd do most anything for you, Ed." "I know one thing you wouldn't do," grinned Risdon. I "What's that?" "J_;et me cut you out with Jennie Norris," "Oh, come now, you're always giving me a sly dig about r


A \YlSXIKli Rl;:lK. her. I aumil that I like ,Jeunie a whole Jot. She's one of the nicest girls in to wn, if not the nicest." ''She's all right. I've hearu lot s of people she's the prettiest girl in Sea port. That's "hy Titus Granville i s dead gone on her. But he hasn't any more chance with her than the man in the moon. She's got him sized up to a hair. He thinks because his father is president of the Seaport Bank that he's It. But that is where he's awa.y off. A few fellows take their hats off to him, and flatter him vp, but I'll bet they're play,ing him for all they're The two boys were walking out toward the edge of a line of precipitous cliffs that stretched np and down the coast for miles brol(en at irregular intervals by h'a. rbors, bays and estuaries of Yar:ying extent. One of these breaks formed the harbor of Seaport, on whose horseshoe like curvature was situated the town of Sea .port. The entrance to the harboT, from headland to headland, was perhaps half a mile across, and midwa y between these points, a short distance seaward, was Coffin Rock. On this na. rrow ir:rnnite foundation rose a iall, white lighthouse known as Coffin Light. The boys were 1\iming for the nearest point to the light house, which as ycl thr.v roulrl not see, owing to the lieight of the cliff, and the fact that they wer asceucling a long, gentle slope. In fact, it was nol possible to see e1en the lantern of the light, the glass of which was now glistening iu the rays of ihe morning sun, from i.bis point until one got close to t.he edge of the cliff. "There's the J,;ight now." said Risdon, as he threw him self down at full length on the elastic to lie gazing at the brilliant blue Atlantic, stretching far :nvay to the distant bathed in tho g lowing sllnshine .Tack Ru sh ton followed hif' companion's example. except that his eyes went no further seaward than the glittering lantern of the lighthouse, in which ho seemecl to be lm eommonly interested. The land ended a -few yards from where the lads lay as suddenly as if it had been cut sharply off, and went down perpendicula.-rly some two hundred and fifty feet .fo where the transparent waves broke softly, with haJ'dly a sound, among the weedy rocks. "What are you thinking about, Jack?" asked Ed at l ength. "I think I could make that lamp yonder give out four times as much light as it does now and pierce the fogs that come this way occasionally," replied R.ushton thoughtfully. "'You could!" exclaimed his chum in surprise. "Why, i.he lenses and r e flectors in that lantern are of the regulation quality, and are said to be as po;werful as any in the light house service." "I won't deny that, Eel, but they can be jmproved just the same." "And you think you can improve them?" "I am almost sure of it. I've examined them carefully. tha L was a funny thing, the going ashore ot th al schooner near the light. The skipper said he couldn't see the Coffin Light at all tha.t night, owing to the fog. which he and his crew declared to be as thick as pea 1;oup. 'l'here are persons arounc;l here who have saicl that didn't believe the lamps were going all night., otherwif'r the captain must have seen the light." "That's nonsense. The light was going all right Thr investiga.tion proved jt. The fact of the matter is, that the reflectors were not shong enough to pierce the fog as far out as the schooner's track." "Ilow can you tell that?" I heard the evidence given on both sides and forme

A WINNING RISK. 8 cotton gin, for instance. This was a machine he produced I branches of a stout cedar that grew out of the face of the for separating the green seed from the cotton. Until he I cliff several yards below, with a sheer drop of over 200 feet put his mind on inventing such a machine the seed had between her and a patch of white beach tha.t the incoming to be separated by hand, which was a slow and difficult job. tide was fl.owing over. There ,was a continuous kick by Southern cotton growers Granville made no reply, for he seemed paralyzed with for some method by which the separa.tion of the seeds and fright. fibers couic1 be accomplished, yet nobody could !figure out "Good gracious!" cried Risdon. "How are we to reach a practical method until Whitney got on the job. When her?" he exhibited his ma.chine, which actually did the work, it There did not seem any way of reaching her without the was so simple that any fool almost could duplicate it. aid of a rope. That's how he came to be beaten out oi the fruits of his As long as she remained motion\ess she was compara brain. I have no doubt that hundreds of people kicked tively safe, but who could say how long that might be? themselves when they saw how easy the thing could be .Jack, intent on her rescue, studied the face of the cliff done because the idea never occurred to their: minds." and finally made up his mind what to do. "I guess it must be that some people are born with minds "You'll have to help me, 'Ed," he said, kicking off his built in that way, and you are one of them. You'll become shoes ancl tossing aside his jacket. a great man some day, while I'll neve:r be heard of outside "What are you going to do?" <>eked Risdon anxiously. my friends and acquaintances." "You're not going to try to reach her, e you?" "Oh, there are many other ways of becoming famous, "Yes, I am," replied Jack resolutely. -"She's liable to Ed. Inventors aren't i.he only ones, by long odds, and not come to her senses any moment, and if she should begin all of them become generally known, by a good deal. It's to struggle, as she's likelv to, she'll slip out of the tree and only the fellows who manage to fill some universal need that go clear to the beach below, which would mean certain actual ly get into the limelight. The rest are probably luch.7 death to her." if they make a living." "But I don't see how you can go down with safety," "Well, you'll get into the limelight all right if you can remonstrated his chum, who felt decideclly nervous at the increase the illuminating capacity of the American lightidea of such a thing on his friend's part. house system," said RisClon, nodding his head conclusively "You watch me and you'll see." At that moment the boys were startled by the shrill "Do you really think you can do it?" scream of a girl not far away. "I do." "But if you should lose your footing,'' said Risdon with a shu dcler. "I'll take care not to." CHAPTER II. "You might step on a loose stone." "I'll test my footing as I go, you may clepend." A LIFE FOU A LIFE. "t haite to see you risk it." .. "Well, I'd risk my life any day for her. I'd c1esuise Both boys instantly sprang to their feet. myself if I didn't try to save her." "Some girl is in trouble up here," crieu Jack Rushton. "But think of your mother, if you lost your life." "Come on, Eel, we must go to her assistance. "Don't try to take the nerve out of me, Ed. I've simply A second scream, more thrilling than the first, reached got to save Jennie, if it can be done." their ears and urged them into a run. "What can I do to help you?" There were many stunted pine and cedaJ." trees many "Lie on the grouncl at the edge of the cliff so as Lo big boulders along the top of the cliffs, which prevented reach as low as you dare. Let Granville hold on to your them from getting anything like a clear view ahead. feet, so as to give you a purchase, and trust to my climbing In a few minutes, however, they dashed out into an up with Jennie, if it is possible to do it, so that you can open space and saw, not a girl, as they had expected, but reach her at the right moment." a boy of about their own age, kneeling at the edge o f the "All right, Jack, trust to me." cliff, looking downward. Having arranged the preliminaries, Rushton let himseH "Hello! What's the trouble?" cried Jack, as he came up. slowly clown over the edge of the cliff by the route he had The boy looked up, and he and Ed recognized the white selected with his eye which would, if he was successful, ,,, and frightened face of Titus Granville. carry him to the roots of the tree. "Save her! Save her!" ejaculated 'l.'itus, in a quavering It was an awful risk he was taking, but it was for Jennie's ancl excited tone. sake. "Who do you mean? Where is the girl who screamed Down he went, slowly ancl deliberately, feeling his way just now?" with his toes while he held on carefully to the projecting "Jennie Norris. She has Jallen down the cliff. and is rocks ancl the deeply rooted shrubs in his path. hanging to a tree." Risdon watched him with his heart in his mouth. "Jennie Norris!" gasped Jack, his face turning white What Granvi11e's feelings were only himself could have and his heart almost ceasing to beat from a sudden fear for told. the gifl he thought most of, next to his mo.ther. "How Down-down-clown, with extreme care and weighing came she to fall?" he a sked, as he bent over and saw Jennie, I every move with due caution, Jack descended. the face of motionless and apparently unconscious, caught in the the high cliff until at last he was close to the tree.


A WINNING RISK. Ile was noi. a mome nt too soon, for tl w girl 11 a 5 p e ginning io re1 i re. J'lanting hi s feet against the roots of the cedar, Jack reac:hctl tloll'n and canghL Jennie in his arms. Th e n he looked up ancl saw the faces of the two boys above gazing fixedly down at him. IT e \\'aved one hand encouragingly at Risdon and waited for the girl to recover. This she did in a moment or two. Ile had braced him s elf against the cliff, with her head lying on his shoulder. When she opened her eyes they looked straight into his own. "J a ck," she mirrmured, an expression of puzz led surprise coming over her pretty features. "Yes, Jennie." "where am I ? \Vhat has happened?" "You fell over the cliff, and--" "I remember," she said, with a shudder, closing her eyes. "Titus Granville forced me over to the edge, the ground gave way, and I fell down-down. Oh heavens! I thought--" "Do you mean to say Granville was th e ca.use of your fall?" cried Jack, his breast swelling with indignation apd resentment. "Yes. He was angry with me because I refu!

/ A WINNING RISK': 'I"hey had had a mighty narrow shave for their life, and Granville, who had witnessed their unexpected disappear an ce, was sure they had goth gone down to their death, and with pallid face and shaking limbs, he fled the spot. "Jack!" gasped Jennie, shaking in every limb "Where are we now?" "Safe ior the moment, at any rate," he answered. Then he looked a round. Beldw them the innmning tide had completely covered. the patch of beach. Before them wa.s nothing but space, with the broad At lantic stretched, smiling in the sunlight, to the horizon. Above them was an arched roof of rock, and behind them was a big hole leading somewhere into the cliff. "You've saved my life a second time, Jack," said Jennie, looking gratefully into his face. "I haven't done anything more than I ought to do under the circumstances," he replied. Then, overcome by a. sudden impulse, he took her face between his hands and kissed her. "Oh, Jack!" she cried, blushing hotly. "Well, don't I deserve that?" he asked her. She hid her face on his shoulder again and threw one arm around his neck. It was evident that there wasn't much objection. Jack waited till she raised her head. "There's a big hole behind us leading downward and into the cliff. I wonder where it goes to?" Jennie turned around and looked into the opening with no little curiosity. "It looks dark and dismal," she answered. "Maybe it goe s way down under the cliff ever so far." "If it only went to the shore," replied Jack, "I'd see an easy way out o.f our difficulty when the tide ebbed." "How are we going to escape from this place?" she asked. "Ed has gone to get help and a rope. He won't be back for some time yet, for there's no telling where he can get a suitable rope. He may have to go all the way to Sea port for it." ''But, Jack, when he comes back, he'll :find us gone and the tree down. He'll think we fell to the beach and were _was hed away by the sea." "That's so," replied Rushton, his face taking on a serious look, "I never thought of that. Besides, I doubt if I c ould reach the rope from this shelf, if it was lowered down the face of the cliff. We're more than a yard back from the dire ct line that the rope would hang. We can't possibly he s een from above, but we can be seen from the sea. That won't do u s any good unless a small boat was to come along clos e in, and there isn't much chance of such a thing." "Then what are we to do?" said Jennie anxiously. "Don't worry. We'll get out of this all right, somehow. We've got a good pa.rt of the clay before us yet. Let's sit down inside there. It's as cheap as to stand." Jack s tepped over a narrow rocky barrier and led Jennie ins ide. A big flat rock offered an easy seat, and they took pos session of it. "This i s a lovely place to look at the sea from," said the g irl. "I wouldn't mind it a bit being here if I knew how we were to get home safe." "I've a great mind to explore that hole a littl e "be I see where it leads to," said Jack. "You can remain here while I'm poking around." "I'm afraid to remain alone. You might fall into some hole in the dark, and then I d never see you any more, and I'd never get away from this place, either "Oh, I'll take ca;re of myself," replied Rushton reas suringly. "No; if you're going deeper in to the cliff, I want to go with you." "Well, you can come, i.f you insist, but I'd rather you'd stay until I see what the passage amounts to. It may only run in a little way. In fact, I don't see any reason for it going very far "I'd rather go, Jack," she said, talcing him by the hand "All right. As soon as you're rested we'll sta .rt." "I'm ready to go now. "Come on, then." rl"hey rose and stepped forward into the gloomy and mys terious looking passage Jack got his match safe out and struck a light to see if any treacherous holes or crevasses lay close ahead of them When the match flared up they saw that t h e way w as clear as far as the l ight reached, at any rate The passage was about a yM'd wide, twice that in height, and sloped gently downward. While the sides and roof were formed of irregu l ar r ocks and patches of eM'th intermingled, the floor was wonder fully smooth, though strewn with small stones and bits of soil. Soon after they had left the sun-lit opening it grew more rugged, however, and less easy to proceed It was cumbered with stones of all sizes, these h avi n g evidently fallen from the roof and sides. The downward slant increased as they went on, and soon became qu1te steep, winding, or rather shooting, off here and there, after forming a deep and remarkably rounded hollow. I can't understand how nature ever made such a passage as this," said Jack, after they had stopped and viewed by matchlight one of the peculiar hollows. "If this place was down nearer the sea, I might think that in some way the waves had in the course of hundreds of years eaten their way in here. But that is out of the question, for the open ing is more thap two hundred feet above the sea level." They met with a number of the curious ho llows, w hil e twice they were brought to a stop by holes a yard or s o in depth that appeared in their path. At the first o.f these holes, when Jack flared a matc h Jennie exclaimed : -"We can't go any further. Let us go back." "Nonsense!" replied the boy. "It isn't deep at all." To prove his words he jumped into it, and then s h e permitted him to swing her across to the other side, where they resumed their downward journey. The silence and weirdness of that tunnel made Jenni e r;ery nervous "Suppose the rocks and earth caved in behind us, we'd never be able to return to the opening in the cliff," she remarked apprehensiv.ely. "Pooh! There isn't one chance in a of s u c h a thing happening," laughed Jack. "Don't you think we'd better go back?" she said "What for? I'd like to see this thing out


6 A WINNING RISK. "But w e've come clown an awful way," she protested. "We' re going right into the cliff further anc1 further. H's just like being buried alive," she added, with a shudcler. "Can't you trust me, Jennie?" "Yes, yes; but what's the use of going on?" "Well, we'll go a little way further, and then we'll turn back." After going on a short distance they_ c;ne to a sharp turn and the light of day sudj.enly fl.ashed into their faces. It came through a small hol e in the cliff side Jennie clapped her hands joyfull y "How good it i s to see the light once more!" she ex claimed. "The darkness made me feel frightened." "You stand st ill and I'll climb up to that hole, if I can, and see how far down we We haven't been going deeper into the c liff but have been keeping parallel with it. It would be fine if we could find an opening near enough to the shore for us to escape through," said Jack. "It would, indeed," she replied in a brighter tone. Rushton found no great difficulty in getting up to where he could support himself while he thrust his head and shoulders out of the opening "We've come down about a hundred feet, I should think," he said, turning around and addressing his companion. "We're a.t a different part of the cliff altogether. There's a line of rocks below around which the sea 1s eddying There's no s ign of the lighthouse from this spot, but I see a schooner about a mile out, making for the harbor, and there 's another one s till further out After seeing all tl1c-re was to be see n, he returned to the girl and suggested that they continue on down, in hoe that they might find a chance to get out near the water level. Jennie offered no objection now that she saw that they were not going deep into the bowels of the cliff, so they resumed their way a.long the passage, which became as dark as ever after they left the opening. Suddenl y a noise, terrifying to tbe girl, reached their ears. It sounded afar off, and was like the deep and labored breathing of some la rge animal. "What's that?" faltered Jennie pres sing close to her companion and gripping his a.rm convulsively. "Oh, dear! don't l e t's go any further." Jack sto pp e d and li stened attentive ly. It was certainly a most peculiar and disquieting sound in tha.t heretofor e stilly passage. It came straight up to them from the depths ahead, and Jennie fancied that it was corning nea.rer every moment. "Do come back, Jack. I am sure there is some horrid sea mon s ter comi n g to.ward us." At that moment a deeper note, like a long-drawn-out s nort, came resounding up the passage, and Jennie uttered a suppre13sed scream CHAPTER IY. A'r TfTE SE.\ LE'\EL. ''Oh, Jack J ack!" she criecl beseechingly, "do let's nm 1 iark. It's coming!" "What's coming?" asked Rushton coolly, for he guessed the origin of the noise. Re had an idea that the cliffs were honeycombed with holes and marine caverns, and tha.t the sound wa s ca.used by the sea, now at high tide, forcing its way in through and then receding from, some passage whose to:g was almost on a level with the water. T11e breathing sound was no doubt caused by the forcing o.f the air back when the water entered, and the snort was produced by a belated expulsion of the air. Jack proceeded to explain the phenomenon to Jennie, saying that it was ridiculous to imagine that there was such a thing as a sea monster coming t-0waJ.d them along that passage. The girl was finally convinced that her fears weTe groundless, and they resumed their walk a.long the tunnel. As they proceeded the sound grew louder and louder show ing that they were drawing nearer and nearer to the sea level. "I wouldn't be surprised but we may be able to get out at that hole whence comes the noise, when the tide is lOw," said Jack to encOl\lrage his companion. "And will we be a.ble to walk around the foot of the cliff s to the harbor?" she asked "I won't say as to that, but I hope so," he answered "If we were caught by the next tide, we'd be drowned." "I don't think so. There are a lot o.f rocks, the top of which are above high water mark, on which we could take refuge in case of emergency." At length they were quite close to the noise, which rever berated in a hollow way through the passage. A faint, damp, salt odor of seaweed also struck upon their nostrils as a puff of air was suddenly wafted into their faces "We're close upon the sea, Jennie cried Jack He struck another match and they saw what appeared to be the end of the Jong passage within a foot or two of them. They advanced quickly, and ere the match expired they perceived a vaulted sea ca. vern before tbem. It was floored with ha.rd, smooth, white sand, running upwaJ:d at a steep angle. The water, of a deep green color and covered with little flakes of foam, rushed 11p about two-thirds of the cavern and then retreated again to some distance. When the water was up the place was dark, when it re ceded a soft, mellow light permeated the gloom. This caused the presence of a hole connected with the sea, and through which the water came and went in pulsa tions as regular as clockwork. The noise was almost thunderous in the cavern, for it was deflected from the roof and sides. "I think we'll sit clown and take a rest, Jennie," said Jack. "It will be some time yet before the ebb sets in. iVhen it does, this marine cave will gra.c1ually get lighter and the noise will stop." As Jack squatted in the sand his hand came in contact with a bit of rope. For want of something better to do, he drew it towards hini and found that it measured several yards in length. "I dare say this place is fu ll of odds and ends of wreckage," he said.


'A. WINNING RISK. "T can see piles of wood," said the girl, "heaped all about us." "It's '"onderful what a lot of driftwood finds its way ashore all along the coast. Gra cious knows where .it all romes from. Once on a time a large part represented the wrecks of vessels, but nowadays ther.e isn't so much of that" Jennie called his attention to the roof when the pale, light suffused the place. They were fascinafod for a time by its appeamnce. It seemed to be all in motion-lights ai1d shadows chas ing each other, opening, closing aml interlacing in the most wonderful way. "J sn't it beautiful !" cried the girl 'They talked for a while about wonderfol mal'ine caverns they ha cl rea.d of, and other things, aml ihen Jack got up and stretched himself. He walked clown to the water's edge to see if the tide had commenced to turn yet. To the left he noticed a narrow passage, lit by a soft, green light, whic11 came through n low arch. "Come here, ,J ennir; J believe there's another and lighter ca .vc next to this." Entering anu passing through the passage, the girl ut1 ercd a cry of delight, for before them was another cavern, of ample dimensions, whose low, flattened roof was glorious with a lovely, e, r cr-changing pattern, formed by the re flection of the sunlight from the waves outside. The ca.Yem ran in for probably a hunc1rccl feet, and was so low in spots that Jack could easily touch the roof. Apparently, from the state of the sand, it was never fully invaded by the highest tides. Jack and his fair companion coultl see right out over the Atlantic, which on that day \vas almost as smooth as a mill pond. How much of the entrance waR covererl by the sea, which played among the rocks outside ancl rippled gently the r;andy :floor for a number of yards from the opening, neither could tell, bnt they judged that the entrance was much wider than it was high. "'Phis 'Yill be just the place to get out at when the ticle is low," saic1 Jack, as they sat upon the sanr1 and watched the waic:r advance and retreat near their feet. "Do you think the water will get low enough to let us out?" asked Jennie dubiously. "Why not? It drops several feet along this coast," re plied Jack. "But it may be so deep around 1ihe entrance that we can't get out." "I guess I can wade out and carry you, if that is neces-sary." "And suppose it's too deep for that?" "Then we'll try the opening in the cave we just left." "And suppose we can't escape that way, either," persisted the girl. "Now suppose you quit imagining hard luck," laughed Jack. "The tide is going out. It doesn't come up as far as it did when we first sat here Jack watched the insweeping water a little while without speaking, and then told Jennie that she was right. "Say," he said all of a sudden. "Do you know I forgot all about Ed and the rope and help he went to fetch. He must have got back to the top oE the cliff long b efo re this Then, of course, he saw that the tree 1ras gone over and hanging downward Naturally he thnks t hat we took a tumble to the beach, and that are food for the lobsters in this neighborhood by this time. He'll report the fortR in Sea port, and then my mother nrnl vom folks will be all broke up.(' "' "Poor }Japa and mammn," said Jcnuie. :feeling as if slic ll"a n tecl to cry. "They'll feel nough for the rascal. 'I'he idea of taking such chances to frighten you into doing what he wanted you to do. Well, he'll hea r from me, nll right. I don't care if I have a rnn-in wit h him over it." "His father might make 'trouble for you." "I don't see what he could c1o, If I n. scrap with Granville, it will be a fair one an d the fellow that gets whipped will have no cause to complain "What's tha.t da .rk spot' over in the corner?" asked Jen-nie, suddenly changing the toptc. Rushton looked in the direction she pointed. "Give it up. Want me to go over and see?" he asked. "It looks like a hole to me." "I guess that's what it is. I'll take a look. He got up walk!>d over to the spot It was a hole, beyond a doubt, and 'he got down on his hands and knees to look into it. It was large enogh to crawl into eastly, and somet hing induced Jack to do so. As it was dark a.s pitch, he crn.wled forward with great care Suddenly he butted his head against a g ranit e wa,.11. "I reckon this is as far as I can go," he muttered. He stretched out his hand to feel a.bout, and found that the tunnel branched off sharply to the left. In a spirit of adventure, he followed the turn and soon saw light directly ahead He cra.wled ou and thrust his head out of the opening. He fo1md hinlself looking into still another cave facing on the sea. But it was not entirely in a sta.te of nature as the others were. / There were lots of signs to show that the place was occu pied b:x somebody, much to Rushton's astonis hment. On a piece of canvas in a secluded come r were bolts of silk and other dress ma,terial piled several feet hi gh. There was also a whole stack of green pasteboard boxes, such as Jack had often seen in drygoods stores. There was a lot of other stuff in the corner-enough Jack thought, to start a small store The sandy floor, instead of boing smooth and sea swept, was covered with footmarks leading from the narrow en trance of the sea imrnrd to where the goods and boxes were piled. There were also severnl empty champagne cases strewn about, a .p.c1 a couple of liquor barrels, on the top of one of which stood an unlighted lantern. The pla .ce looked like a wareho11se on a small scale


., i A IU;')K. a "What the dickens does all this mean?" Rushton asked himself as he gazed around the cave and noted all the var+ous articles it contained. CHAPTER V. JACK MAKES A REMARKABLE DISCOVERY. Finally curiosity induced him to creep out into the cave and make a closer examination of the place. His heart beat fast with excitement as he stood in tlrn middle of the cavern, looking around and well taking in at a glancthat it was larger and more commodious than the one he had just quitted. The packages, boxes and other stuff were fenced in, as it were, by a projecting spur of rock, and behind them he was now able to see through the transparent gloom that the place ran back for some distance till flooring a.nd roof met. Jack walked over and examined the goods. "All new stuff," he muttered, "just as it came from the makers. What in creation is it stored in this out-of-theway place for? Who could have brought it here, and why did they do it? I'll bet there's some mystery in this thing. I'd like to discover what it is." On looking closer at the articles, he noticed a label on some of the packages reading: "Carson & Co., Rockland." Rockland, as J a<;k well knew, was a good-sized town a few miles to the north off of Penobscot Bay. He was not aware, however, that Carson & Co. was a well known drygoods establishment of that place. Whilebe was examining the goods a small rowboat, with two smartly dressed men at the oars, was rowed into the mouth of the cave and beached on the sand. The men out and, securing the painter around a stone, advanced up to the toward the spot where the goods were piled. At the moment, Rushton happened to be standing behinc1 the pile of cloth bolts, and he was unaware of their pres ence, as they were of his, until he heard their voices close at hand. He was so startled by their unexpected appearance that instead of immediately showing himself, as under ordinary circumstances he would have done, he stood quite still, as if spellbound. "When do you think it will be safe to move this stuff?" of the newcomers asked the other as they stood near the bo:xes and other merchandi se and looked it over "Not for a week yet," replied the other. "Th. ere are a couple of Portland detectives on the job, and I saw one of them in Seaport this morning." "It won't do to carry it into Boston. Tlrn police are no doubt, on the watch for the goods there. We run it into New York by way of the Sound, and land it some where along the Harlem River, after we made ar rangements for its disposal through some auction house. While we're here we ought to scrape these labels off the boxes." "\\"e onghL to m1:c 1 ::;oor1 ba ul oul of this job, Damon," said the man who hacl spoken first. "'lhcro isn't u1w doubL of it 'l'he'e bolts of silk are o.f the finest quality should fetch a good figure." "It was lucky that we discovered this cave and landed all the swag here or weshould have been in jail now." "Right you arc. 'rhe Sea port authorities must have got word early to be on the lookout for any strange craft put ting in there, for we hadn't been more than an hour at anchor before the cops boarded us with a search warrant. If the stuff had been in the bold, it would have been all day with us. Our carefulness in removing every scrap of eviLlence saved our bacon. This cave may be known i.o some of the fishermen, but I doubt if the detectives would dream that the stolen goods hidden here, even if they learned of the existence of the place." The two men sauntered down to the boat, lit a cigar each, and seated themselves on the gunwhale, where they contin ued to converse. Jack could no longer hear what they said, but he had heard enough to convince himself that all the goods in the cave were the proceeds of a robbery committed by the two well-dressed men, no doubt at Rockland. "It is probably lucky for me that they did not notice my presence here or there might have been something doing I wouldn't like. I ho:ee they won't take it into their heads to come back again and look the stuff over closer, for in that case they would certainly get on to me, and I could hardly stand off the two of them. I wonder how long they mean to remain here. J ennic will be getting nervous over my absence. She won't know but something har happened to me. If I don't return to her soon she is bound to grow worried and frightened. But I can't make my way over to that hole while these men are here. They'd notice me ricrht away and would nab me before I could get out of 0 their reach. Even if I eluded their grasp, they'd follow me into the other cave. No, I'll have to remain quiet until they take to their boat." T e n or fifteen minutes passed away and the men con tinued to talk and smoke. Apparently they were in no hurry to make a move. "I wish they'd go," muttered Rushton impatiently. "I want to go back to Jennie. The tide is going out fast, too, and it will soon be low enough for us to start along the foot of the cliffs toward the harbor. It must be getting on toword or.e o 'c lock, and I'm beginning to feel hungry. Then onr folks have probably got word from Ed by this time a.bout the trouble that overtook us, and goodness knows how they are feeling about it. Mother will be simply wild, and it may take hours before we can get back and let all know we're safe and sound." It was awfully tiresome to stand doing nothing behind that pile of goods, not knowing what might happen next, an cl certain that by this time Jennie was wildly anxious over his absence. But J didn't 'see how he could help himself. His 011lv course was to make the best of the situation. In the the wind had risen into a stiffish breeze "Yes. They've got to come off before the goods are sent to a salesroom and now ruffled the face of the Atlantic with numberless whitecaps. The water which had hitherto ebbed and fl.owed so calmly


A WINNlNG into the caves came

10 ------------As Jack was in dead earnest he hall them guessing where lie wa::; bee;orning con.scir>:ti'\ or tlie fad. tlil'ith notwithstanding the splencli as he S'>Y<'pt dear of the rocks and some little distance out from had calculated on. the cliffs While the cl rift of the tide was off-shore, the counter "Oh, Jack, look, look!" cried Jennie suddenly. "There nttraction of the swirlin g currents among the rocks both are a lot of people on the top of the cliff. There's the errd him not a little. hanging free away up there, and the bole through which we 'rhcn, as l1is back was to the bow, he co11ldn't see where rntcred the cliff must be right behind it, though I cannot he was going, and before he knew where he was the boat sec it. 'I"hat 's where I fell and you climbed down to save slid up on a smoot h submerged rock and nearly spilled himme. 'T'he people must have come there to look at the se1f and Jennie into the sea. 1rherc we haw been repo1ied to have fallen down." rrhc girl uttered a little scream and held on tightly to Rushton stopped rowing al1C1 looked over his shoulder in the gunwhales with both hands. the direction indicated by the girl. T hc boat lrnng for a moment bow on to the rock and Sure enough, there was a dozen or more figures 250 feet then slid off into deep water, where the current whisked np in the air stancling around at the very spot where Titm; her stern around and bumped it against another rock. Granville ha.d caused a.11 the trouble. "Oh, dear'. vVhere are you going to, Jack?'' she asked, Whether Eel Risdon 1ras one of them. ,Tack couldn't make 8omc:1rhat frightened. out at that distance. Thrn she gave another scream, for a wave striking the "We'cl better wave our arms at them," said Jack. "May -rn ck i!elu ged her with spray. be we can make them understand who we are." 'I lie frr-;hening breeze and the novelty of his occupation He stopped rowing and, making a funnel of his two bolhercd the boy not a little. hands, shouted upward.


A WI:r NING RISK. Then he and Jennie gesticulated wilJ their arms. The attention of the people above was soon attracted to them, but though Jack and J cnnic were well known in Seaport, the distance was too great for theiT features to be recognized, and the observers above thought them just a boy and girl out rowing, though no cloubt they consid ered that the young people had taken long chances going outside the ha rbor in such a small boat. "There's some more people at the foot of the cliff,'' said .Jennie presently. "I guess they're loo)dng for us." "Then I'm going to row in and let them know we're sa.fe." Accordingly Rushton altered the boat's head and pulled in shore. There were several fishermen ancl others walking about. A sailboat in which they had evidently come from town was moored close to a strip of sandy beach. The approach of the rowboat was observed, but the sea rchers at the base of the cliff supposed it contained two young persons drawn there by curiosity. Jennie's sharp eyes soon singled out her father, Squire Norris, the chief la.wyer and a justice of the pea.ce of Seaport. "There's my she screamed. "Father, father!" she cried, waving her two a.nus eagerly. In another moment or two the girl was recognized by her almost distracted parent, and he dashed down to the water's edge in his eagerness to clasp her in his arms. It was as i she had come back to him from the dead, so sure had he been that his child had gone to destruction clown the ,cliff. "Father, father!" again exclaimed Jennie, half rising in the boat as it was pulled in to the strip of by Jack's lusty strokes. Squire Norris dashed into the water and grabbed Jennie in his arms. "My child! My dear little girl! How did you escape?" "Jack saved me," she said, clinging around his neck. "Jack, my lad,'' said the squire, his voice husky with emotion, grasping the boy by the hand as he stood in the bow of the boat, "how did you save my Jennie?" "By ho.Jding on to her and clinging to the tree till it landed us on a shelf under a projecting rock." "But how did you get down? And this boat, how did you come by it?" "That's foo long a story to tell yon here, sir. If you will come back with us, Jennie will tell you all about it." "Not in that boat. You'll sail back with us in the sloop. Come, my men, let ;us return to town at once. There is nothing now to detain us here, for, thank Heaven, both my child and her brave yo1mg rescuer a .re saie ancl uninjured." The men gave a: dheer to testify to their over the unlooked-for result, and as soon as all were on board the sailing vessel, and the ro wboat seemed to her stern, she put off and steered for the mouth of the harbor. CHAPT1ER VIL JACK REACHES ROME. There was great joy on Squire Norris's face as he held Jennie close to him and, with all hanc1s aboard, listened to Jack Rushton's recital oi his own and Jenn ie's hair breadth escape from a terrible death, and thei r subsequent escape from the ledge far up the cliff through the unsus pecteu tunnel to the caves down on the sea line. "Dern my picter !" exclaimed the grizzled owner of the sailboat, "whoever knowed before that there was an inside to that there cliff "It's a narrow, sloping tunnel," sai.d Jack. "How it came to be there is most astonishing, but I'm not going to worry myseH about the m atter. It carried J ennie a.nd me down to the shore, and that's enough, I glless." ".And where did you find the rowboat?" asked Squire Norris. ''That's another story, sir It belongs to a couple of rascaJly thieves who have robbed some store in Rockland, I guess, for they've got a whole lot of stuff hidden in one of the caves." T'he squire instantly pricked up his ears "They must be the men, then, who robbed Carson & Co.'s clrygoods store tbree nights ago." "That was the name I saw on several labels attached fo a number of fiat, green boxes piled up next to a lot of bolts of stuff that looked like silk." "There's no doubt but that is the stolen property. Are the thieves in the cave now, do you know?" "They are. We. had a narrow escape from them." "You say this rowboat is theirs. T'hey must have a larger craft, too. Is it down there?" "No, sir. I think it must be in the harbor They in tended to carry the goods to New York City sell them there. I overheard them talking about the matter." "Do you think they can escape without the rowboat?" "They may reach town by walking along the base of the cliffs at the present state of the tide, just as J ennie and I calculated on doing." "It can't be did," interjected the owner of the sloop, "not a t no stage of the tide. There's places that can't be crossed unless you swim, and that's dangerous in the cur rent that sweeps along there." "Then they're trapped," said Squire Norris "That will bfu good news for the police who are on the lookout fo.r the rascals. Carson & Co. have offered $500 reward for in formation leading to the capture of the burglars and the recovery of their property. I M:iink you wiU be e ntitled to that. At a.ny rate, I'll see that a claim is put in for it in your interest as soon as the men are caught and the goods brought to town." "I wouldn't mind making $500," laughed Jack. "It would come in quite handy about this time. "I have no doubt but it will be a .wa. rded to you," repl ied Squire Norris. "Do you know if Ed Risdon carried the news of my supposed death to my mother?" asked Jack. "No. I told him not to go near your mother. That I would break the news to her myself if it was found past all doubt that you and Jennie were dead." "Thank you, sir. I hope she hasn't learned the news from any of the neighbors. It would oiJlly cause her need less suffering." As soon as the sloop touched her W'harf Jack sprang ashore, and bidding Jennie and her father good-by he started for his home as fast as he could cover the ground.


'12 mNNING RISK. When he rushed into the house he found several women present and his mothe:r'almost frantic. It was just as he had feared. Some of the gossiping neighbors had heard the news, and of course the very first thing they did was to rush in and condole with Mrs. Rush ton over the presumed death of Jack. The appearance of Jack altered the whole complexion of matters His mother screamed and threw her arms around him. "They told me you had fallen from the cliff with Jennie Norris," sobbed Mrs. Rushton, clinging to him. "They told you a heap more than they ought to have done,'' replied Jack, gazing angrily at the assem bled women who were now waiting for a chance to tender their con gratulations. "The old cats!" he muttered to himself. The ladies, however, were not a bit abashed. They jabbered together excitedly, and then chipped in with their congratulatory remarks as soon as Mrs. Rushton had recovered her composure. After that the whole crowd hastened away to tell the wonderful news of Jack and Jennie's escape. "Thank goodness they're gone, mother. I've no patience whh those gabblers. If they hadn't wadc1lec1 in here like birds of ill-omen you would not have suffered such a cruel shock." Tack then drew his chair close to his mother, and, taking her hand in his, told her the particulars of his and adventures on, in, and below the cliffs. She shuddered as he described his descent to the tree in the girl's behalf, and gasped when he told her how the tree had given a.way under them. "The shelf saved us, mother. Only that it was there, hate to think what would have happened to us. How ever, a miss is as gooc1 as a mile any day, thou g h it doesn't feel as good, by a long shot." While they were talking, Ed Risdon rushed into the cottage. "Gee, old man! I never was so ha.ppy in my life as when I heard that you and Jennie had escaped that awful drop," he cried, seizing his chum by the hand and giving it a hea rty shake. "You ain't any happier than I am to have got out of that adventure with a whole ski n. We had a narrow squeak, as I was just telling mother-about one chance in a. thousand. Say, what of Titus Granville?" "Give it up He wasn't on the cliff when I got back with a rope and two men to help draw you and Jennie llp, as we supposed we'O. have to do. But, oh lor' when we saw that tree hangin g clown by the roots a,nd no s ign 9f either of you, my heart almo st stopped beating. There seemed to be no doljbt but that you and Jennie had fallen to the beach .and been washed away by the tide. I never felt so bad in my life." "I'll bet when Jennie tells the facts to her father, he'll make a -liee-line for the bank to see Titus's father." "I'm thinking it won't do much good. Old ma.n Gran ville thinks the sun, moon and stars rise and set around his son. I'll bet he won't do a thing to him." ''\\'ell, if he bad the right kind of father, he would get a good thrasl1ing." went down," said Ed, eager to l earn the particulars of the thrilling conclusion oi the cliff incident. "You'd never guess what happened lo us after you left for help if you lived to be a thousand years old," replied Rushton. "Draw up your chair, and I'll go over the story again for your benefit Risdon was intensely interested his chum's account of that tunnel down the interior of the cliff. "Gee! I'd like to have been with you," he exclaimed "You only think you would, Ed. You wouldn't have take11 tha t c1rop with the tree, even if you'd known there was a shelf r eady at band to catch you, which we didn't know till we land e d on it, for all the tunnel adventures in the world." "Well, I don't think I would," admitted Risdon. When Jack described the caves, Ed declared that he meant to go there some day in a boat and look them over. Then Rushton finished up with his discovery of the stolen goods piled up in the third and larger cavern, the en counter with the two crooks, and finally their escape in the rowboat, and the hard time he had had to avoid :flounder ing on the rocks along the base of the cliffs. "If I'd bee n with .vou we might have captured those chaps between us," said Ed. "We might, and then again they might have captured us. However, they'll be caught all right by the police They can't get away, to sav e their lives, without a boat of some kfod, and I don't know where they're going to get one." "Your name and Jennie's will be in the paper now. You'll have a reporter up he're before dark inte rvie wing you." "Let him come. I'll treat him whit e," laughed Jack. "By the way, mother, how about something to eat It's three o 'clock, and I ha ven't had a bite since breakfast." "You're dinner i s in the oven, keeping warm," replied his mother. ''Is it? Glory ha.llelu yah I'll soon make short work of it. Come an d watch me eat, Eel. I s uppose you've had your dinner?" "I had a hast y bite at home but I was so excited over your fate that I didn't fill up to any extent." "The n I'll divide with you." "No, I'm not hun gry. If 1 eat anything now it will spoi l my appetite for suppe r and I don't want to clo that for we're going to have n\y favorite dish to-night on the table, a nd I want to be ah l e to eat h earty." ''What's your favorite

A WINNING RISK. 13 It stated that the two crooks had been captured by the Seaport officers and delivered to the Rockland authori ties. The stolen goods were also in possession of the police. That day Squire Norris presented Jack with a handsome gold watch and chain, to which Jennie added a prettY. charm. Rushton was very proud of the two presents, and attached them to his vest without delay. He had never been able to sport anything better than a silver watch that had belonged to his dead father, and had always envied Risdon's natty gold one. Now Eel's looked like thirty cents beside his own. He was working away on his project for increasing the reflecting capacity of the lighthouse lamps when Risdon walked into his workshop-a good-sized room on the ground floor back of the kitchen. "Well, how are you getting on, old man?" asked Ed, lounging up against the bench on which stood the uncom pleted framework intended to hold half a dozen prisms. "Slowly," replied "Is that the beginning of your lighthouse scheme?" asked Ed curiously. "That's it. What does it look like?" "Half a dozen frames hinged together. Wh!lt are you going to fill the spaces with?" "Prisms'." "Wher2. are you going to get them?'' "At a certain shop in Boston that manufacture the best in t? e country. If I get that $500 reward that the Squire says I'm entitled to, I shall have no difficulty in getting the improved style I want. The secret of my invention is in the arrangement of these prisms, not in the prisms themselves." "I see," replied Ed vaguely, for he didn't understand at all, nor did Jack expect him to. "The light on Coffin Rock, like all other lighthouses, is backed by reflectors, but they do not throw out a strong enough light on foggy nights." "Not when the fog is of the pea-soup kind," chuckled Risclon, remembering the words of the skipper of the three masted schooner Sarah Richardson, that went ashore and became a total loss on a certain morning because malrn out the light on Coffin Rock. "Now, idea is to surround the lamp with glasses, after a plan I have in my mind. I am so satisfied with the result that as soon as I get the thing in working order I'm going to get permission to try the effect of my inven tion in the laJJtern of the Coffin Rock on a clear night and then on a foggy one. The thicker the mist the better it will suit me." "But how are you goi ng to tell unless you go out into the fog in a boat and note the difference in the beams cast by the regulation light and tho e sent out with the aid of your glasses?" "The effect can be noted on the fog bank itself." "How?" "I'll take you with me as my assistant and let you see for yourself." "How much will this thing cost you to put it on the experiment basis?" "A good part of that $500." "And if you make good, the government will adopt it?" "I see no reason why the lighthouse board should not accept the improvement." "I've heard tha.t it requires a strong pull to get anything accepted by the government, no matter how good it is." "Oh, I guess there are exceptions," replied Jack, reaching for a tool. Rush.ton ancl Risdon had a listener to their conversation, though they were not aware of the fact. This interloper was none other than Titus Granville. He had seen Ed Risdon enter the yard of the Rushton cottage, and noticing that he did not come out again, he concluded that Rushton was at home. He knew that Jack spent a gooc1 part of his spare time in his little workshop back of the kitchen, constructing the various devices tha.t originated in his brain. He did not believe that they amounted to much in spite of the praises bestowed upon them by the privileged few who had been at various times admitted to the workshop. But for all that he was curious about the matter. He wanted to find out what kind of things Jack had made and was making at odd moments. Not being on good terms with Rushton, he could not expect to be invited to inspect the various models. He meant to see them the .same, if he could get around it in any safe way. Several times he had sneaked into the yard and peered through the window in fron.t of Jack's wo,rk bench when he knew Rushton was away, but he had only seen enough to excite curiosity still more. How to get into the shop without Jack finding the fact out bothered him not a little. On the afternoon in question he had the nerve to follow Risdon into the yard and creep up under the workshop window, where he judged from the sounds he heard that Jack was at work. His original idea had been to watch what Rushton was doing through the window, but he found that h,e couldn't do this without running great danger of being seen. As the window was rai sed a couple of inches he contented himself with standing close under it and strai ning his ears to catch what the two boys wete talking about in si d e He had no difficulty in hearing all Jack said about his new scheme for making the light of i.he li ghthouse lamp brighter. Once when Ru sh ton left the bench to get something at the other s ide of the room, Titus took a hasty glance in at the window and saw the framework that Jack was work ing on Although he had no very great opinion of Jack's ability as an inventor yet in this instance Rushton's confident talk inspired him with the idea that perhaps there was something in his scheme aftet all, and the very id ea that Jack might turn out something that promised to prove a practical success aroused his jealousy and envy to an in tense degree. He hat ed Jack for many reasons, the chief of which was Rushton 's intimate relation ship with pretty J e nnie Norris, whom Titus secretly admired and wished to monopolize. He had done everything in his power to win Jennie away from Jack, but failed to make a favorable impression on that young lady.


14 A WINNING RISK. He could not understand why she should prefer the so ciety of a comparatively poor boy to his own. His father was by long odds the richest man in Seaport, and he was the best-dressed young fellow in town and moved in the best circle of its society, but those facts made no impression whatever on the girl, much to his disgust. The incident of the previous morning on the cliffs, when he had completely lost his temper and endeavored to browbeat the girl, eventually causing her to nearly lose her life, had settled him with her forever, and he knew it after the climax had opened his eyes to his reckless attitude toward her. fishing with him all the aiternoon. I'd like to see Rush ton's face when he looks at the wreck of his shop. Oh, my! He'll look happy, I don't think!" There was a small summer house at the end of the yard which Jack's father, who had been a carpenter, built shortly before his death., and to this shelter Granville retired to wait for the two boys to leave tlie sho'.P and vicinity. CHAPTER IX. It only served to intensify his animosity toward Jack, VENTING HIS SPITE. especially as the town was now ringing with praises for Rushton's gallant rescue. All unconscious that a vindictive enemy was hovering His vindictive little soul reached out for some means of around the bent on aestroying his most cherished getting square with Jack, if only to gratify Lis spite. invention, Jack drew his new watch out of his pocket and While he listened under the window his thoughts natulooked at it to -see how late it was. plly followed the bent of his inclinations, and he decided "He1lo !" exclaimed Risdon, in surprise. "Where did that he couldn't get in a more effective blow against Rush-you get that, Jack?" ton than by destroying his Jighthouse invention if by any "That," replied Rushton, "is a present from Squire and means whatever he could manage to do it. Mrs. Nonis, in recognition of my having saved Jennie from "If I only can get into the shop while he is away. I'd probable death. The charm on the chain is a Eresent from make short \Vork of the old thing, I'll bet. I hate him! Jennie herself. What do you think of them?" He's only a common boy, and ought to know his "They're the finest in town. That watch knocks the place, but he's always trying to push himeelf forward; tryspots out of mine," said Ed, ta.king bis time-piece out of ing to make people think that he's something better than his pocket, "and mine isn't a half bad one. Yours outshines he was born to be. I despise such persons. My father is Titus Granville's by several degrees. He'll turn green with a gentleman, and of course I'm one. We're rich, as we envy if he ever gets a sight of it." ought to be, and everybody in town looks up to us as the "Don't mention him,. please. I'm dead sore on him for most important people in the place. Why shouldn't they, putting Jennie's life in peril yesterday. If she hadn't when my :father is of the leading bank, and the made me promise to avoid him, I believe I'd knock the day chief member of the Town Council, q.nd my mother is the lights out of him for what he did to her." social leader, and president of the Foreign Missionary So-"His father might have you arrested for assault if you ciety, and a lot of other things besides? If it wasn't that did anything like that, so it's just as well that you let Rushton's ia.ther had his life insured in two companies him alone." when he died, the family would be on the road to the "I'd be willing to chance that," replied Jack. "Well, poorhouse. His mother ought to have put him to work it's quarter to five. I have an engagement with Jennie in some store long ago instead of sending him to the High at :five, so I'm going to lock up." School, which is only intended for gentlemen's sons who A few minutes later the boys left the workshop, Jack expect to hold good positions in life. "What does a common locking the door and putting the key in his pocket. boy want with a High School education? What good will Titus Granville, from his hiding place in the summer it ever do Jack Rushton? Bah! Some people make me house, watched them walk out of the yard and part at the sick with the airs they try to put on. However, I'll put a gate. spoke in some of his crazy schemes, and I'll just begin with After waiting a good :five minutes, to make sure that this lighthouse arrangement of his. I don't believe it would Rushton had got well on his way to the Norris home, ever amount to a hill of beans, but for fear it might give Titus came out o:f the summer house, walked over to the him a boost, I'll see if I can't put it out of business." shop and tried the window. With this charitable purpose in view, Titus began to Jack, however, had taken the precaution to shut it--down consideT how he could gain a surreptitious entrance into and fasten it: the shop. Granville was disappointed, as he had confidently counte

Ile began to consitler the rnat t e; of IH'c,;ki11;; iI.ic w irnlow The [act that this metbocl might attract tJic attention of the neighbor,, deterred him Then he wondered if he e;onlcl force the loe;k of the uoor. Ile i.ook out his knife and f oolell with the lock a Je'<'' minutes, then ga\ e it up as impracticable. The next thing he did was i.b walk arour..d to the side of the building and take a general oLservation. fle noticed that a weathel' covering the crack be t 1rcen two boards was loose. Ire tore it away. ''1'11 bet I e;ould pry a couple of the boards loose at the boUom if I had anything to do it with." He looked around the yar

16 A WINNING RISK. won't be ready for half an hour, we'll just have time to go to your house and back. I do want to see the wind mill right away." "Can't you wait till to-morrow?" he asked, with a smile. "No," she said, with a little, imperious shalrn of her golden head, "I want to look at it right away." "Little girls shoul

A WINNING RISK. 17' "Kever is a long day, Jennie." "I mean it. I love you, Jack, and I don't care who knows ii." "Do you really?" he cried gladly. "Do you really love me?" "Yes." "With all your heart?" "Yes, with all my heart "And I love you, Jennie, with all my heart." ''Do you, Jack?" she askecl softly. "Yes, I swear it." Then he kissed her again and held her in his arms for several minutes before he released her. At that moment his thought turned to the Dutch wind mill "Great Scott F' he exclaimed aghast. "It's gone!" "What's gone, Jack?" "Your windmill. That rascal must have smashed it, too. Say, I won't do a thing to him," aclded Rushton, with a resolute air. "I'll go to his house and knock the toplights off him. I might have stood the loss of the lighthouse frame, but your windmill is the last straw. I have no time to make and I tried so hard to make it strong and pretty for your sake. Blame him I'll make him look like a lopsided kangaroo when I get bold of b:i:rn. I'm going over now to put it all over him right away on his own grounds. I don't care if he hacl :fifty fathers who were :fifty times as rich and as important as his father is." Jack was macl clean through, and he looked it. "No, Jack, you mustn't-why, there's the windmill now, on that box, isn't it?" she cried, running over to where Titus bad left the model. Jack followed her over, and a thrill of satisfaction ran through his veins. "Yes, so it is," be answered taking it up and looking it over to make sure that it had not been injured. "It's all right. I dare say he intended to break it after he haa :finished with the lighthouse frame. We reached here just in to save it." "Isn't it pretty!" she cried, jumping up and down. ..,.. "He carried quite a bit of spending money a.round with hin:i,'' he said. "Well, that with the torn piece of jacket will be pretty good evidence against him if I should want to use it. With our joint testimony on top of it, I think Titus Granville would :find himself in a pretty bau box. I must nail those boards up a.gain' lhat he loosened and then we'll go over to your house to supper." As soon as he had made his workshop secure again, Jack picked up the windmill, and then he ancl Jenn.iestarled for the N orr!s home. At the supper table Jack told Squire Norris how he and Jennie had caught Titus Granville in his workshop demol ishing his lighthouse invention, and asked for his advice as to how he ought to treat the young rascal. After what Titus had done to Jennie on the cliffs) Squire Norris was not very favorably disposed toward the son of the Seaport banker. "He needs a severe lesson to teach him a little common sense," said the Squire. "Re committed a very serious offence in breaking into your house, for the shop is a part of your cottage. I advise you to call at my office in the morning and I will go with you before Magistrate Howard. You can swear out a warrant charging him with felonious entry of your shop and malicious mischief. He will be arrested and held for examination. There is evidence enough to hold him for trial ancl to convict him when he's tried." Accordingly, next morning Jack appeared before Magis trate Howard, and on his statement a warrant was issued for Titus Granville's arrest and handed to an officer to serve. Titus was arrested at his home, and his mother and the servants were thrown into the greatest consternation. The boy was badly scared, while bis mother tried to buy the policeman off. When this was found to be impossible, worcl was at once sent to Mr Granville, who had just gonie to the bank, while Titus was marched off to the station house. The banker hastened around to see the magistrate before he went to court. "Aren't you good to me, Jack?" "There is nothing too good for you, Jennie--nothing He found he could do nothing, as the charge was too in the whole world." serious "Except yourself," she replied archly. "No, not even me." "You'll postpone going over to Titus Granville's un,til after supper, won't you, Jack, now that the windmill is all right?" she asked roguishly. "Oh, yes; but he'll have to pay the piper for the damage he did to my lighthouse frame Come over and see where the rascal forced an entrance I can have him arrested for breaking into our house. He may :find that this is no laughing matter before I'm through with him." "What's that piece of cloth hanging on the nail?" asked Jennie. Jack picked it off. "It's a big piece of his jacket, with a pocket attached. He must look like a wreck going home that way-," and Jack grinned in spite of himself. "Hello, here's his pockeUiook. Let's see what's in it." Rushton opened it and found two $10 bills, and a lot of silver coin. Then he called at Mrs Rushton's cottage, to try and ar range matters with her son, but Jack was not there, and so his visit was unproductive He was greatly worried over the matter and returned to find the court in session. ack, Jennie and Squire Norris were in the room. Banker Grnnville went to them at once ancl tried to square matters, but with no success, as Jack was very angry over the destruct,ion of his lighthouse frame. "Your son has made a dead set at me ever since we knew each other. This outrage in my shop is only the culmina tion of his hatred. It will take some time for me to make that framework over again. He ought to be severely pun ished for destroying the one I had almost :finished." "I am willing to pay you handsomely if you'll withdraw the charge-I'll give you $1,000." Jack refused. The banker was in a cold sweat, for he saw the:re was sufficient evidence against his son to hold him for trial.


JS A WINNING RISK. .t' in a ll y he o ffered J $5,000 jn c a sh to l e t up on Tit u s "No, sir; y ou have n't money enough to buy me off," replied Rusht on, "but I'll tell you wha.t I'll do. If your son will apolo gize to me for hi s con u uct and pro mise to keep a w a y from me in the future, and i f you will pa y me $100 to cover my loss of time and the materials de s troyed, I'll wit h clraw the ch a rge." 'f' he banker eagerly accepted his offer Titus was obli ge d to apologize publicly in comt, and it was a terribl e ord e al for him to und e rgo, but it was a:; nothin g compared to the disgrace he esc ap e d throu g h Jack's magn a nim ity. A f t e r the ma.tter was a ll settled, Titus was s ent to.Boston to v i sit friend s and it was hopecl that when h e rehnnecl to Seapo r t those w h o knew woul d have forgotten all about the di sgr aceful i n c id en t. No accoun t of i t a ppeared in the pa p e rs, a s the ban ke r s ucc eeded in s u ppressin g i t throJJgh a lib e ral donation to the tre a s u ry o f eac h n ewspa per Wheth e r t h e lesson Tit us got wonld b e a lasting on e o r not was y e t to b e demo n strated by his subsequent conduct. C HAPTER XI. WHAT JACK FOUN D Ili__THE CHIMNEY. .Jack an d J ennie w e r e summoned to Roc kland to a ppear a gain s t Dam o n an d Morris, the crooks who bad robb e d Carson & Co.' s drygoods sto-re, and the r a scal s were held for trial a t the ne x t t erm of the court. Mr. Car s on then se n t J ack his che c k for the $500 rewa rd. Ed llisdon c am e i n to J ack's workshop that afternoon as he was clearin g awa.y the ruins of his lighthous e frame He had alrea dy h e ard about the damage clone b y Titus Granville and of his s ubsequent arr est in connecffon with the outrage "What are you g oin g to do n o w," he asked. "Make a new frame." "That will t a k e time. Yo u were too easy with rli.tus." "I gave him a g o od scare, at any rate, and compelled him io make a publi c ap ology to me in court That broke his heart. "Served him r i g h t H e won t hear the l ast of it soon from the boy s.'' "I hope it ha s taught h im a lesson 'You can t tell. If I'm any judge orf his character, he'll be down on y ou wors e tha n eve r. "Let him A s lon g as he keeps clear of me, he can hate me a s mu c h as h e c hooses. H e won't dare p l ay any more tricks on m e f or h e can eas il y see that I won't stand any nonsen s e of tha t soft." -"His father mu s t h ave b een wil d "lie was. He offe r ed m e $ 1,00 0 at first, a.nd then to drop the case." "He did?" "He did. And I've no doubt h e'd have made it $10, 0 00 if I hadn't told him that h e c o u ldn't buy me off at any price." "But you did withdraw the ch arge." "I know it. I d idn' t c a re t o b r ing disgrace o n t h e G ranville family, but I didr d sell out l o Ll1cm. I J ct Tih:s oif for $100 damages and apolog y .. "Did the banker thank y o u ? "He dic1. He said b e appreciH l e(! my forb earanc e arn1 cons ideration, and that if I e v er want e d a favor to call on him." "He'll forget all a .]Jl)Ut it DOW t hi s s on i s o u t 0 r tlic scrape." "That doesn t worry me any. I clid what I t h o u glii t o L e the righ t thing." "1 see the windmill is gone. Di d y ou giv e i t to J e n nie!'" "Yes 'That would have gone to smas h if J ennie and I hac1n 't r e a c11e d whe n we did. Titus had i t down fro m the shelf "He' s a vic iou s little rascal." ,Jack nodded. "What are you g oing to do with thi s ma c hine y ou'v e had s tand i n g h e r e for the la s t three month s ?" asked Ed, p o int in g to the mill tha t T itus had fir s t monkeyed with "Nothing at pre s ent." "It's finish e d, isn't it?" "Yes On e of these I may get it pate nted, and build the real thing. Ed went oyer to it and started to turn the crank, but it wou ld n't b u dge. What's the matter with it? Brok en?" "No. Turn the handle and you'll see it will work." "I'm trying to turn it, but it won't mov e n J a ck loo ked surpris ed and tried it him s elf with no re s ult. "That' s funny!" he r e marked "It has alwa y s work eil e a sy The re is nothing to pre vent it from r evolvi ng." "It doesn't seem to work, just the same." J looked into the funnel and saw stre ak s of mingl e d varni s h and s awdu s t. "I believe that yo1mg ras cal put it out of busines s," h e said an g rily He sa.w the empty va.rnish bottle l ying on the end of the bench. ''He poured varnish down h e re and threw sawdust o n top of it so as to gum it up." "He did?" replied Ri s don. "Well, if he i sn't the limit! You'll have to take it apart now and cl e an the inside s." "That's what I'll have to do I wonder how much mor e damage he did in the shop?" He started in to e x amine his other models, a .nd found that they had not been touched. "Tha t and the windmill and the lighthous e framework s eems to be all he handled thank goodness! Fortunately, the windmill escaped. I think I'd have brok e n his head if he had destroyed that. "Too bad that you didn't give him a good licking on top of the apology You ou ght to have put that in the a r rangement." Jack got his tools and removed the whole top from the mill, and then the me s s mad e by Granville was appar ent. "All those cogs and rollers will have to come apart an d be cleaned said the young inventor. "Oan I help you?" asked Risdon. ''You can if you want to undertake a dirty job." "I'll do it to help you out." "Thanks, Ed."


A RISK. H e pulleu the machinery to pieces and then furnished hi s clnm1 with a rag, some turpentine, and a piece of sand pap er. you can go ahead," he said. Eel took off bis jacket, rolled up bis sleeves and started in, while Jack began getting out the wood to make a new framework for bis latest invention. The boys talked as they worked, antl in the course of an hour Risdon had clean,ed away all evidences of Granville's mischief. Jack then put the mill together again, and when the top had been restored it worked as good as ever it did. Soon afterward Mrs. Rushton appeared at the door to call her son to dinner. Jack invited Ed to remain and eat with him and Risdon consented. ''Let's go fishing this afternoon," said Etl, while they were at the table. Rushton said he thought he ought to make some headway on bis invention, as he was anxious to secnre a trial of it as soon as he could. "\\"ell, how do you like it now you're here?" asked Jack. I can't say that I fancy it,'' replied Risdon, looking around the peaked ceiling festooned with heavy, dirty bunches of cobwebs. There was an open window in the front and another in the rear. A couple of boxes 8tood on either side o f an opening in the floor that penetrated clear to the room below. Under the dull rainy sky it looked gloomy and forbid cling enough. "Shall we carry these boxes downstairs for seats or use them here for the little while we expect to stay?" "We'll sit down here hv the window," replied Jack, turn ing one of the boxes over on its side. Risclon followecl hiR example. "J'vo heard that this old rookery is haunted," said Ed. "Haunted! I neYer heard that it was." "IV'cll, YOU know the olcl miser who lived here was found murdered one morning." "That was a long time ago. I he was killed or tlie money he was said to have had concea.led about the "Oh, you can work on it to-morrow," said Ed. "All place." work and no play makes Jack a dull hoy." .Jack finally consented to go after he had done an hour' s work. Tbey returned to the shop and at abont half-past two started for a certain creek on the suburbs of Seaport with their :fishing tackle. The afternoon was a cloudy one, and well suited for the port. They had fished with goon results for an hour when it started to rain. "We'd better get under cover until it stops," suggested Risdon. "I guess so," replied Jack. They wound up their lines, grabbed their baskets, and retreated to a one-story hut with an attic, which stood near by and had been long abandoned as a dwelling house. The boys put their baskets and tackle in a corner and stood by the door watching the rain as it came down faster and faster outside. There was nothing in the ground floor of the hut to attract their attention, as it was quite bare of everything except dirt and refuse. "Ever been in this old sl1ack before?" asked Risdon. "I've looked in at the door, that's all." "Then you wasn't up in the garret?" "No. It must be a pretty dirty hole." "Let's go np and see whal it looks like?" "What's the use? There's nothing to see." "How do you know there isn't?" "I imagine there isn't from the looks of this floor. What could there be up there worth taking the frouble of climbing the steps in the corner?" "We might as well satisfy our curiosity, as we've nothing else to do until the rain stops." "You mean your curiosity," laughed Jack. "You're the one who's anxious to go up there. I haven't a particle of interest in the attic." "All right Let it go at that." They walkl over to the steps and went up. "Hr not haYe hacl anr. At any rate. none was founil here, though the builcling was all over or it." "The person or p e rson who killed him probably got awav with it." "\Ve11, it's said his ghost has been seen here. Do you b e lieve m gboste ?" "I've never thought much on the subject. There may be such things." "Joe King was pa,,.sing this way hrn weeks ago. and ho says he saw a light shining through the back window of this attic." "A tramp or two might have been roosting up here at the time." At that mom ent a strange noise came from a shadowy part of the room where the brick chimney rose through the floor and pierced the roof. "What's that?" askecl Ed, looking around nervously. "A noise of some kind." They listened, but nothing. waR to be heard but the heavy pattering of the rain on the roof. "It was a funny kind of a s01md, don't you think?" "Yes, it was kind of odd." "What do you suppose cal]"ed it?" "How should I know ? The boys resumed their comersatioll, but Risdon took care to say nothing more on the subject of ghosts. They were talking about the caves under the cliffs irhcre Jack and Jennie haQ. been in that morning 1rhen the peculiar noise sounded once more, louder than before. "There it is again." "I heard it. Why don't you go over and see what makes it?" "No, thanks." "What are yol? afraid of?" chuckled Jack. "Who said I was afraid of anything? Why don't you go over?" "I will if it bothers us again," replied Rushton coolly. "Maybe it's the wind blowing down the chimney."


A WINNING RISK. ================-================================================== "There isn't any wind to speak of." "Gracious" he exclaimed "This feels and sounds like "Then there are rats in the chimney ." money." "Rats make a scampering or i:;cratching noise. That As he spoke a dark object struck his hand, the one holdsounded like--11 ing the bag. A sudden repetition of the singular noise'" cut him short. It dropped at his feet and fl.uttered around with a strange It was like nothing so much as a sepulchral groan. noise. At least, that's the way it struck Eel, and he didn't like Jack stooped down with the match and looked at it. it for a cent. "Why, it's a bat," he said. "That's what flew out o f the The previous evening he had been reading a book of chimney and hit me in the face." true ghost stories collect ed by the Psychical Resea rch So. As he looked at it the bat recovered and flew away, and ciety, several of which were so weird as to give him a touch he could hear it circling the attic. of the horrors. With the aid of another match he took the other five bags 1 He now recalled some of these creepy incidents, and as off the shelf and carried tliem over to the rear window. the surrolmdings :fitted in well with tho atmosphere of the Making a slit in one of them with his penknife, out rolled stories he began to feel creepy himself. a couple of bright ten dollar gold pieces. "I think we'd better adjourn to downstairs, Jack," he "My good11ess It is money, and gold at that. Is this Raid, rising from his box the miser's hoard?" "Just as you say, but I'm going to see what makes that noise :first." "I wouldn't bother with it." At that juncture the 11oise was repeated, and then some thing fell with a clatter on the floor near the chimney Risdor g ave a start and milcle a break for the steps. He wi:s half way dOirn before he noticed that Rvshton was not at bis heels Jack hadn't been disturbed by ghost stories a .nd didn't have much faith in spooks, anyway. He walked deliberately over to the gloomy part of the attic where the chimney stood and struck a match. He saw that a brickhac1 fallen out of the chimney, leav ing a hole. Two more bricks looked to be loose, and J easily pulled them. out, dropping them on the floor. Just then the odd noise sounded full in his face, and before he could form any idea as to what it was, something darted out and struck him a bfow in the face. It was followed by a second something that whizzed by his ear. His hand was grasping a br ick at the bottom of the hole at the moment, and the suddenness and sharpness of the l;ilow from the unseen object caused him to start back. Half the bricks of the chimney seemed to give way and fall clattering at his feet "Whew What have I struck?" e jaculated Jack. E

A WINNING RISK. 21 "The dickens you did! How came you to do that?" i ing cor:tcrrts in a heap on the table until six heaps of gold.en "I went up to see what was keeping you, when some1 coin codronted her astonished eyes. thing flew at me, hit me on the head, and down I went." "Now l';_ going to count it to see how much it is." Jack laughed. rr.he were all $10 gold pieces, and Jack counted "Why, that was a bat." them in piles of ten each. "A bat? How do you know it was a bat ?'1 "There's one thousand dollars," he said, after he ba.d "Because one of them hit me in the face and afterward bid out ten piles. on the hand. What dicl you think it was-a ghost?" 'l'he total amount footed up $6,230. Risdon looked foolish and made no reply. "Quite a windfall, mother, don't you think?" He put on his jacket and then went and got his basket. "Are you sure that we ought to keep all this money He dicl not notice that it was heavier than before with Jack?" 'the fish, and !he boys left the shanty. "Keep it? Why not? I am pretty sure it belonged to "Was it the bats that made that strange noise?" asked the old miser. He had no known relatives. His body was Ed, '.lfter they had gone a short d.istance. never claimed. Consequently, the money rightfully belongs "That's what it was. T1rny were in the chimney. I to me as the finder. Ed doesn't know that I found the pulled sever-al bricks out, and the plaguy things flew out money, and I thought I wouldn't tell him. In fact, there is in my face." no use telling anybody. I'll take it up to Boston to-morrow "Several bricks!" cTied Ell, recollecting the noise he had and deposit it in several of the savings banks there. The heard. "Why, I thought it was raining bricks." odd $230 you'd better keep yourself, mother." "That was when part of the chimney fell out." Next morning Jack carried the money to Boston and "What it fall out?" deposited it in several of the best savings banks of the city. "I accidentally pulled them down," said Jack, changing Then he visited the big optical manufacturer and ordered his basket to his other hand. a certain number of high-grade prisms to be made for him, "One would think that basket was heavy, the way you're specifying the size he desired them to be. carrying it." The manufacturer promised to have them ready at the "So it is. I've got part of the chimney in it," grinned time desired, and Rushton, after paying a deposit on the Rushton. work, took the train back to Seaport. Eel supposed he was joking so he made no reply. Next morning Risdon came in to see him right after In a short time they parted at the nearest corner to Jack's breakfast. house. "So you were in Boston yesterday, eh?" he said. "Mother," said Jack, when he entered the kitchen, "come "I was." upstairs to my room. I want to show you something." "If you'd told me you were going I could have arranged "Won't it do after tea? Everything is ready to go on to have gone with you." the table." "My visit was wholly one of replied Jack. "I "All right. I'll be down in a moment." ordered the glasses for my new lighthouse frame "Did you catch any fish?" "Oh, that's what took you there "A few, but Ed has the whole batch in bis basket. I've Jack made no reply, but left his chum to infer what he got something better in mine. ,Something that will make pleased you open your eyes very wide." "Say, Jack." he said a later. "You mean you have a surprise for me?" "Wnat is it?" "Yes; the biggest surprise of your life "Do you kno"-, when I opened my fishing basket after I "Yon excite my curiosity." got home from our fishing excursion, I found twice aa "Wrll, after supper you'll see what you'll see," replied many fish in it as I supposed I had caught." Jack laughingly, as he walked away. "Is that so?" chuckled Rushton. He carried the basket with its precious contents to his "I've been puzzled ever since to account for it. Say, room. you didn't put your fish into my basket, did you?" There he took the hags out. ilusted the soot off them, and "Do you know of any reason why I should have done so?" ctood them in a row on 11, small table. "No, I don't. But I could swear that I only caught half Then he tidierl himself up and went down to supper. as many fish as I found in my basket. How many did you "Now, mother," said .Tack, after the meal, "follow me." catch?" went to his room. "I don't remember-probably six." "Take a chair, mother, and I'll tell you my story first." "It seemed to me that was about what I caught, but I He narrated his and Ed's experience in the old shanty found eleven." into which they had been forced to take shelter from the "Well, as long as you didn't miss any, J.OU ought to be rain. satisfied." '!'hen he told her about his remarkable discovery of the "I'm blessed if I can figure out how I caught eleven," six bags of golil in the chimney. persisted Ed "fa it po$sible" she exclaimed. "Then don't try to do it. It isn't worth while." "Behold the evidence, mother," and he showed her the "You're working on the new frame, aren't you?" bags. "' "Yes." Then he opened each one in turn and poured its glitter1 "Anything I can do to help the good work along?"


!2 A WINNING RISK. "Do you think you couk1 plane those bo ards down per fectly smooth?" "Sure I could." "Well, you can take and try; but be sure you do it right, now." / "You can keep your eye on me and see that I do the work right." The two boys worked quite steadily all morning and accomplished a great deal. "You wouldn't such a ba.d amateur carpenter," said Jack, when they knocked off for dinner. "If I worked under you for a month or two I guess I'd be able to build a house." "'\Vhat kind of a house? A dog house?" grinned Jack. "Oh, you get out! Trying to guy me?" "You don't imagine that either of us could build a real house, do you?" "We might be able to put up a barn," compromised Eel. "You're coming in to have a bite with me, of eourse ?" "Say, do you want to make a regular boarder of me? I'm going home." "Nonsense You've earned a sight more than your grub this morning. Come on." So Ed was persuaded to remain and have dinner with his friend. After the meal they returned to the shop, and were about to resume work when a couple of visitors popped in on them. 'The callers were Jennie Norris and her particular '.Ada Lewis. CHAPTER XIII. 'ATTACKED ON THE ISLAND. "Good afternoon, boys," said Jennie, as the two girls appeared at the door. "May we come in?" "Sure thing," answered Jack, grabbing the one. chair in the shop and bringing it forward. "Take a sea, t, Miss Lewis. I'll get a chair for you in a moment, Jennie," he added, rushing out and presently bringing in one of the kitchen chairs. "You'll have to excuse our lack of style here, but you see it's workshop." "Oh, don't mind us/ interjected Miss Lewis laughingly. "We'd just as soon sit on boxes as not." "Yes, we're very democratic," said Jennie. "What are you two working at no w ?" "Trying to recover lost ground. Ed is helping me to pull out on my new lighthouse invent.ion," replied Jack. "Then I suppose there is no use of our asking you boys fo go with us this afternoon?" she said, in a tone of some disappointment. ""\Vhere were you goini?" "Ada's brother-in-law, Mr. Fish, has come ove1 from Portland in his yacht, and has invited us to take a sail to Rockland and back this afternoon. We came over to see if you would go with us. And we supposed you could hunt. up your friend Ed." "Ed doesn't need to be hunted up as he's on the spot ready for anything in the shape of fun that turns up. What do you say, Ed? I suppose we'll have to shut do'jll and \ oblige the ladi es. It i sut oft.en that two s u c h fascin ati n g girls take the trouble to go out of their wa. y to invit e u s on an outing." "Thank you, Jack Rushton," said Miss Lewis, "you said. that very nicely. We feel quite repaid for coming." "Don't mention it. I didn't say more than the truth. "That's right," nodded Risdon, who thought Ada L ewis the nicest girl in Seaport, "I second the statement, and you know I wouldn't jolly you for a farm." Ada smiled and said she'd taJrn his word for it. "You've got quite a shop, Mr. Rushton," she added. "It looks full of business. I heard pa say you a re one of the cleverest boys in Seaport." "I'm much obliged to your father for saying so/' replied Jack. "I hope I deserve his good opinion. The girls being ready, Jack locked the shop up, and h e and Ed, taking their respective partners, started for the 'Lewis home, where Mr. Fish was waiting for them. The entire party then walked down to one of the wharves. The yacht was lying only a short distance away, a'nd its owner signalled for a boat to take them off. In a s hort time the handsome craft was heading out of the harbor, under her mainsail and jib. "This is just too lovely :for anything," cried Ada, as the boat swept along under the influence of a lively breeze thai, play e d hide-and-seek among her brown curls. "Isn't it," said Jennie. "Aren't you glad you came?"' she added to Jack. "Of course. I never like to miss a good thing." "By the way, Rushton," put in Mr. Fish, "you were the cause of the arrest of those two crooks who robbed Carson' s drygoods store in Rockland, weren't you ?" "Yes, sir. I ran off with their boat the morning that. Jennie and I had our stirring adventure on and in the cliffs, and they couldn't get away from the cave without it. All the police had to do was to go around there and nab them." "So I read in the Portland papers. Well, I suppose you haven't heard the latest news about them?'; "No; what is it?" "'They broke jail in Rockland this morning and the de tectives are out trying to recapture them." "Is that so?" answered Jack, much surprised. "Yes. I saw the news posted up on the Seaport 'Times' bulletin board a couple of hours ago." "I hope they'll be caught. You don't know how they managed to make their escape, do you?" "No. The evening edition of the paper will probably publish the particulars." "They must be uncommonly clever rascals to be able to get out of the jail." "That goes without saying. They'll have to be just a s cleYer to avoid being re.taken, for their 'descriptions have no doubt long since been telegra,phed in every direction "As they appear to understand the management of a boat, it. is more than likely they'll try to get away from Rockland in one, if they haven't already done so." "If they have done that they stand a chance of getting clean off," said Mr. Fish. "It would to track them by water, and the rascals could land anywhere they chose along the coast." The yacht was now sailing among a group of green


A WINNING RISK. 23 i:,Jarn b u! 'arious ,;ize;; oD' Lhc coast, an

,. 24 A WINNING RISK. Ho carried her into the little cabin and threw her down en one oI the lockers. Then he went out and helped his companion yank Jack into the cabin likewise. rl'hey slammed the hinged doors to, shutting in their prisoners, and turned the key in the lock. "They're safe enough now," sa.ic1 Damon, with a short laugh. "Come, let us get away from this island without delay." Sail was made in a hurry and the catboat was soon glid ing across the surface of the ocean at a lively rate. In the meantime Ed Risdon was gazing after the re treating boat. "Oh, Ed, what shall we do? Those men have carried Jennie and Jack Rushton off in their boat," said Ada, in great distress. "The only thing we can do is to get back to the other end of the island, board Mr. Fish's yacht, and tell him what has happened." They hurried across the island to the cove, where they found the boat waiting. l\Ir. Fish had sent the boat ashore the moment he heard the report of the rernlver, which bad greatly astonished him, and he was now standing near the yacht's wheel, look ing anxiously at the island and wondering what bad bapRened. He was surprised to see only bis sister-in-law and Risdon come down to the boa.t and get in, and then saw bis man push off without waiting for the others. "Where is Rushton and Miss Norris?" he shouted across the water. "Attacked by two men and carried off in a catboat,'' re turned Ed making a funnel of his bands. "What!" exclaimed Mr. Fish, agha s t, for he heard the boy's explanation plainly. The rowboat was soon alongside and Ed sprang aboard. Leaving the sailor to assist Ada on deck, he ran aft to where Mr. Fish was. To him be hurried explained matters, and suggested that he chase the catboat at once. "Who are those men and why did they attack Rushton?" askecl :Mr. Fish. "I don't know who they are nor why they went for him. J ennfr tried to defend J nck, an cl the n one of them turned on h er. I tried to help Jack, too, but the rascal who had hold of him threatened to s hoot us. When I took a chance a moment later he fired at me." "That was the shot I heard." "Yes. Whe n I closell in on him-for he missed me-he knocked me s illy by a blow in the face with his fist. I recovered only in time to sea -the boat slipping away from the island." "This is a very serious matter," said M:r. Fish. "We ceTtainly must follow the rascals. This yacht will catch any catboat ever built." While isiming his orders to his small crew, who were un able to understand what had happened, Mr. Fish listened to the tearful acc01mt given by Ada o-f the affair. rrhc soon swept around the island and was presently heaclecl for the catboat, which they made out a mile or so advance to the southwest. Thr catboat, however, was a smart sailor and was well Moreover, a stern chase is generally a long one But the ultimate result of the pursuit could hardly be in doubt, for the yacht, as soon as she got clown to business, began to steadily overhaul the smaller craft In the cabin of -U10 catboat Jack soon re covered his senses which the butt of the revolver hacl sadly deranged. He came to, to :find Jennie's arms around him ancl the girl cr}ing as if her heart would break. "Oh, Jack, dear Jack, speak to me!" she sobbed. Rushton struggled into a sitting posture. "Hello, Jennie! Where the dickens have we got to?" "They've carried us aboard this boat, and are sailing away with us," she answered. "'l'hey !" cried Jack. "What are you talking about?" His senses were still a bit confused and he did not thor oughly realize the situation. She made it all clear to him in a minute. "The rascals!" exclaimed the boy. "So they've made prisoners of us, eh? Ancl they are carrying us away? I'll bet they'll :find their bands full making trouble for us." Jack got up and tried the cabin door, but found it fast. "They seem to have us dead to rights for the present," he said. "It's a long lane that hasn't a turning. Don't worry, J ennie--we'll get out of this trouble all right, just as we got out of the cliff affair, and that was pretty strenu ous while it last ed. These chaps think they see a way of getting even with us-me, particularly. I'll bet I'll fool them befor e they're much older. It won't be long beforn they're back in jail, where they belong." Presently he heard the two men outside in the cockpit talking excitedly together. Mr. Fish's yacht was rapidly overhauling the catboat. The rascals were cursing their luck in round terms, and trying to think o_f some way out of the trap fast closing in about them. Finally Damon said: "We made a mistake l etting those other two escape. They carried the news to the yacht, which is now overhauling us. There may be officers aboard h er, for all we know We must head in for the nearest point of the shore, and let the boy and the gir l shift for them selves. If necessa ry to gain time, we'll toss the girl over overboard. They'll have to come to in order to save her. That may enable us to escape. If it fails, we can throw the young chap over afterward. Betw een the two we ought to be able to reach the shore and make ourselves scarce." This plan was adopted and the Water Witch pointed shoreward. The chase was an exciting one to those aboard the yacht. 1\Ir. Fish, after considering the strangene;s of the affair, suddenly hit upon the truth-that the ra sca l s were the two crooks who had escaped from the Rockland ja_il. That would in a measur e account for their attacking Ru hton, to whom they owed a grudge. Every method possible was taken to increase the speed of the yacht. The catboat hac1 a big mainsail and a small jib. Her pursuer, however had a much bigger mainsail, two good-sized jibs, anc1 a balloon topsail. This spread of canvas in the rattling breeze blowing left very little show of the cha0e escaping. The shore was still some distance away when the rascals


A \\TXXlXG RI8K. 25 -;aw that they mu t make a decisive move or the game' sailors looked around for Damon, whom they had seen go would be lip in a few minutes. I overboard from Jack's blow. 'The two boats were within half-pistol shot of each other. He was made out swimmi:i;ig around a short distance "We must throw the girl over now or the jig will be away. up," said Damon. "Lash the tiller so you can lend me He was duly rescued from his peril, and the boat returned a hand. That young chap is bound to put up a fight." to the yacht. The people aboard the yacht could easily see 5.ll that Jennie was taken into the elegant little saloon cabin and transpired on the catboat. turned over to Ada. Damon and Monis left the tillerand went to the l cabin Jack was sent forward to the crew's quarters, where the door, which the former unlocked. chande was afford@tl him to get out of his drenched clothes. As they entered the cabin, .Jack sprang to his feet. One of the sailors loaned him a temporary outfit, a.nd he l\Iorris sprang at him to distract his attention while was soon on deck again. Damon cized Jennie. Damon was hustled down into the hold, given some old He dragged her, screaming, through the doorway. duds to put on in place of his wet garments, and then was Rushton, not knowing what his intentions were but furibound to the mast until he could be turned over to the ous at the rough handling the girl was receiving, fought police. Morris like a tiger. The yacht continued on after the Water Witch, but the was beaten back and finally knocked down by the shore was too close now for Mr. Fish to hope to overtake intrepid boy, who jumped over his body and sprang through her. the door just a moment too late to save Jennie, who fell, into the waves, while a cry of horror went up from those on the yacht. Jack da.c;hl'd at Damon, struck him a stunning blow on the heacl, and them, without a moment's delay, sprang over board after the girl, who had disappeared under the water. Damon, staggered by the hit he had received lost his balance and pitc11ed he a d first into the sea, while the cat boat flew ahead like a frightened bird. CHAPTER XV. TITE BOY WHO MADE GOOD. With all his clothes on, Jack was at some disadvantage in the water, although he was a splendid swimmer. He didn't think of that, though, but struck out for the spot where he saw Jennie go down. At the same moment the yacht came up in the wind and l\Ir. Fish ordered the boat away to the rescue of the girl and the brave boy who had gone overboard to save her. 'I'he Water Witch kept right on in spite of the fact that Morris had seen his associate in crime go into the sea. 'rhe selfish instincts of the rascal, who thought only of saving him.self now, caused him to abandon Damon to hi s fate "The yacht will pick him up," he said to himself. "It's bett er that one of us escape than both go to jail." So he took bolcl. of the tiller and guided the boat toward a spot where he believed he would be able to land at with out any trouble. W hl'n Jennie orris came to the surface Jack caught sight of her golden hair in the sunshine and he struck out for hl'r. was somet hing of a swimmez herself, and instead of thron ing up her hands she hied to keep herself aioat. he had no great diffic ulty in doing this until Rushton glided up alongside of her and, putting one hand under h er chin encouraged her with the intelligence that a boat wollld soon reach them from yacht. The boat soon came up and took them in, and then However, he determined to recover the boat, which he knew would be abandoned by the rascal on board just as soon as he could step ashore. beached the Water' Wit c h on a str ip of sand and then s kipped as fast as he coulc1. l\fr. Fi s h sent his rowboat to bring her off, and with the catboat in fow he started for Seapbrt harbor. Half an hour later they passed the lighthouse and swept into the harbor. "We've all had the time of our lives this afternoon," said Risdon to Jack, "particularly you and Jennie We never dreamed when we s tarted out on this trip that it was going to end with an adventure." "'l' h'at's true enough," responded his chum. "You seem to have a corner on hairbreadth escapes and such things," went on Eel. "You ought to be the hero of a story book, and Jennie the heroine." "Nonsense!" "No nonsense about it. Well, you two will be in the newspapers again, all right. You were born to get into the limelight, while I am fateif to remain in obscurity." "Are you anxious to see your name in print?" laughed Jack. "I think I should like the sensation." "Then I'll tell you how you might gratify your ambi tion in that respect "How?" "Go out to the lighthouse some fine day, when the water is smooth, c;timb up to the gallery, and take a header into the ocean. l'll furnish the Seaport 'Times' with your pho tograph and a relial:ile obituary." "Thanks, old chap. I'm not yearning to take that road to notoriety." The yacht now reached her anchorage. Ada came out of the cabin and asked Risdon to run up to Jennie's house for a change of clothe s for her. "You will have to tell her mother what happened to her, but be sure and tell her that Jennie is all right." ]\fr. Fish went as11ore in the boat with him and hastened to the station house, where he reported the capture and pn'sent whereabouts of one of the escaped crooks, and put the police on the track of the other.


A WINNING RISK. 'I'wo officers were sent to lake charge of Damon, while policemen were despatchecl on the trail of Morris. We may as well say here that Morris was recaptured on the following day, and rejoined his comrade in the Rock-land jail. 'I'hey 11we duly tried for the roblJery of the t1 rygoodR store, convicted, and sent to the State prison for n tenu of years. By the time Jennie's clothes reached her arnl o:he had put them on, Jack had got back into his own garments. Then he escorted her home and remainec to supper, whilr msclon went hon.1e with Ada and acceptecl an invitation to s11pper at her house. Xcxt morninp: the newspapers had the at1wnture in print, and the residents of Seaport were more than eYer convinced that Jack Rushton was an ornament to the little town by the sea. A month la.ter Jack had his latest invention in shape for a frial of powers. He had no great difficulty in getting permission to mak e the rxperirnent with his apparatus at the lighthouse on Coffin Rock. \ thick fog setting in one afternoon, .Jack and got a. boatman to carry them and the framework with the attached to the lighthouse. Tll(' boatman landed them on the granite steps of tbe lifrhl110me just as the advancing line flf fog came upon ilwn1, and then he hastily started on hi. return. to tl1c sh0re after promising to come out at nine in tbe morning to fetch the boys back. "Geel This fog is thick to-night_, all right," saicl Eel, aR they felt their way up the stepi:: to the door. "Y1>u couldn't haYe a better chance to demonstrate what your invention can do." 'Phe head keeper greeted them cordially and asked them if they had had supper. They replied that they had. "Well, do you want to go up to the lantern at once?" "Yes, sir, if you've no objection," replied Jack. The keeper led the way up the circular iron steps thnt landed them in the lantern, and .Jack was soon at work fixing his frame of prisms close to the lamp. It took longer than he expected, for he hail to shift it many times before he had satisfied himself a.s to the The keeper watched him for some time in silence and then withdrew to attend to other duties. It must have been ten o'clock before .Tack had ftxccl everything to his satisfaction, and he and. Risdo11 stepped out of the lantern on to the gallery to breathe with satisfaction the fresh night air, and to note the effect of the light as now cast upon the fog. 'l'hey found that the fog was denser than eveT. and that the rays of the lantt3rn were shining in a thick cloud, so that it was as if there was a luminous ring or halo about tho top of the lighthouse. Jack walkecl slowly arouncl the gallery twice. followed by his churn. tide, and the low whistling and sucking noise s ma'1 e : the returning waves, and by instinct he knew that the tirle must he coming in fast, though everything wa::; inYii::ihle hrlm.1. I k

FAME AND FORTUNE WEEKLY. Fame and Portune Weekly NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 6, 1907. Terms to Subscribers. Single Coples ........................ .................. One Copy Three Months ................................. One Copy Six Months .................................... One CopJ' One Year ................................... .. Postage Free. How To SEND MONEY. .05 Cents .65 14 $1.25 ::1.50 At our risk send P.O. Money Order, Check, or Registered Letter; re mittances in any other way are at your risk. '\Ve accept Postage Stamps the same as cash. 'When sending silver wrap the coin in a s eparate piece ot paper to avoid cutting the envelope. rVl'ite your n.ame and address plainly. Address letten to Frank Tousey, Publisher, .:14 Union Sq., New York. GOOD STORIES. Alligators, as a rule, have a regular place of retreat, in the bank of a stream or pond. This is excavated with their fore paws, and, according to Florida allfgator hunters, the dirt is carried away in the mouth of the engineer, who backs into deep water and discharges its load, then returns to renew the operation until it has made itself a capacious home under water. This wm readily account for the size of its mouth, for it must not only procure food, but must also act as a mud scow. The female adopts the same method for building her nest, and not only fills her mouth, but also takes a load be tween her forelegs when she is in a hurry. She can by this means accomplish much work in a day, for she never seems to tire. It is quite amusing to watch a young mother build her first nursery, she being not only fussy and vigilant, but so suspicious that a few fluttering leaves startle her out of her wits. A plague of monkeys recently sorely troubled the officials at a small station on the Saran railway in Northwest India. Trucks full of grain for export were often stored up in the station and the monkeys came down in large numbers from a neighboring grove to help themselves to the grain, picking holes in the tarpaulin roofs of the wagons. The officials were wearied out with keeping watch and scaring away the thieves, who daily grew bolder, until an ingenious guard hit upon a stratagem. For several days sweets and fruits were put on the roofs of the wagons, with the result that the whole of the monkey colony were soon attracted to the spot and becam e perfectly indifferent to man. One morning, when they were all busily feeding, an engine was attached to the wagons, and suddenly the train moved off. The monkeys were quite scare d and they made no attempt to escape, sitting crouched together until the train had gone several miles and stopped at the jungle. Then they wanted no hint to leave. Every monkey leaped down howling and escaped into the jungle, whence they have never returned to trouble the railway. The brown eye Ui loving, tender, honest and faithful, indi cating a natur. e full of generosity, kindness and happiness. To tan s){in with the hair on, spread out the skin with the flesh side up; have ready a mixture composed of two parts or salt and two parts of saltpeter and alum combined, pounded VE>J:".f fine. Sprinkle this thickly and evenly over the surface the skin; then roll it up and leave it for a few days until the applied powder has become thoroughly dissolved. Then stretch the skin tightly on a board and scrape it until the pelt is quite free from any adhering bits of flesh or membrane. Place the stretched skin in the sun until it is dry; then rub well with neatsfoot oil and put in the sun for a day or two. 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"" Physiognomists rely greatly upon the expression and color of the eye in reading character. It is said that deep blue eyes indicate a mind disposed to coquetry, but still bespeak a heart capable of pure, unswerving, ardent love. Gray eyes signify dignity. intelligence and large reasoning powers. Greenish eyes belong to a nature in which will be found, in the majority of cases, jealousy, falsehood scandal and malice. Where the white is tinged with yellow and streaked with red dish veins, the eyes are the reflectors of passion and hasty temper. Restless eyes, that cannot look one steadily in the face, denote a scheming, treacherous disposition. Quiet eyes signify self-command, complacency, and a modicum of con ceit. Black eyes tell you of slumbering passions and an active disposition, sbmetimes marred with a tinge of de11eit. "Why have been absent from schocil ?" demanded the teacher. "Why," replied the boy. "Mom broke 'er arm Monday." "But this is Wednesday. Why did you stay away two days?" "Why-er-it was broke in two places." A cookery teacher was giving a lesson to a class of children and questioning them on the joints of mutton. The neck, shoulder, leg and loin had been mentioned. "Now," said the teacher, "there is another joint no one has mentioned. Come, Mary, I know yoJir father is a groom; what does he often put on a horse?" "A shilling each way, miss," was the unexpected answer.


IS FAME AND FORTUNE WEEKLY. THE MANOR GHOST A STORY OF COLONIAL DAYS. By Col. Ralph Fenton. Throckton Manor it was called, that grand old mansion which stood upon a rise of land overlooking Boston Harbor, now known as Dorchester Heights. All the spreading farm land about belonged to this noble estate, and Colonel Throckton, the genial proprietor, was a man noted and belov e d for his benevolence and charity. His family consisted of two daughters, Margaret and Lucille, beautiful types of the American girl, and as proud and noble as the y were beautiful. At least this had been the size of his family for several years past. But there was one other member living, of whom, however mention was never made in the Colonel's presence. for certain reasons. Four years pre vious there had ridden forth from the manor grounds a young man, tall and straight and handsome. Allan T4rockton was the Colonel's only son and the pride of his heart. But, though at heart a well meaning and generous fellow, Allan Throckton was, sad to say, easy of influence This failing it was which led to his downfall. Allan had formed the acquaintance of several profligate young officers of the British army, at that time stationed in Boston. They were riotous fellows and bad company for so gentle a youth as Allan Throckton. That afternoon he met his boon companions at a public house in Charlestown. There was drinking and riotous carousing. In the midst of the drinking a dispute arose. Soon several of the party became embroiled and an exciting scuffle fol lowed. In the melee Al,an became mixed, though he had no inter est. One of t.b.e party was fatally stabbed. The guard de scended upon the place and all were plac ed under arrest. The villainous crew all swore that Allan had struck the fatal blow. Their evidence seemed conclusive and he was thrust into prison. Tha t night news of the whole terrible affair reached Colonel Throc l ( ton. The disgrace was almost more than the proud Colonel could bear. He refused to make intercession for his son, whom he was forced to believ e guilty. "It is the penalty for his disobedience of my good counsel!" he said. "I cannot interfere with justice. I have no son!" In vain Margaret and Lucille and their mother strove to intercede for Allan. The Colon e l w a s obdurate. The day of the trial came Evidence so conclusi v e agalns t Allan Throckton could not be gainsaid. He was, adjudged guilty, and sentenced to be hanged. At this point the resolution of the old Colonel was almost broken. Interc ession for his son might have secured a par don. But still he was firm. "Let justice be done!" he said sternly. And now c::ime a startling report. This one day reached the manor that Allan had made his escape with some other convicts and had fle d to a foreign land. Twice again was he heard of Once by l etter to his mother pleading for funds to save him from starvation, which were secretly sent. Again a report of his death. This latter was a shock from which Mrs. Throckton never recovered. Death quickly ensued. ;Not until Colonel Throckton stood over his wife's grave did he relent. Then he would have given his fortune to have had Allan back. Every effort was made to find the burial place of his lost son. But all was in vain. 'l'his fearful sorrow lay at the bottom of .the Colonel's heart and served to greatly embitter his whole life. Lucille and Margaret developed 'into beautiful womanhood. In all the counfry about they were beloved for many kind acts and deeds of charity. Thus matters were when the great Revolutionary war broke out. The colonies had decided lo throw off the yoke o f the mother country. Colonel Throckton was at once a patriot H e side d with t h e Americans wholly and without r e s e rve. By d e ed and girt of large sums of mone y h e aide d the c a use materially. This brought him into di srepute among the Torie s and Royalisl5 but he cared not for tha t. The feeling, however, among a certain predo m i n a n t class in Bo s ton was v ery hard against him. There were ev e n se rious rumors of a propos e d attack upon the manor. Determined lo be prepared for any suc h lawless a c t t h e Colonel increased his retinue, placed arms and ammunition in the house, and stood ready for a vigorous defense. About this time some very mysterious happenings took place in the manor. Had the Colonel been at all inclined to superstition, he might have been alarmed. Reports were made in thrilling accents of the existenc e of a veritable ghost in various parts of the manor and at various times. The servants were so confident of this that they could hard ly be induced to remain in the mansion. It was a curious and perplexing state of affairs. The Colonel became very angry. He denounced the m a s an ignorant crew, as blockheads and knaves. Yet this did not disprove the ghost theory. Indeed, matters reached such a pitch that the servants positively refused to enter the west wing, where it was declared the apparition held forth. This part of the manor had been in disuse for a number of years. Here were the old furniture, paintings and tapestries all brought from abroad by the Throckton ancestors. What was more fitting than that the former owners should return to the haunts once so dear to them. Thus the superstitious servants reasoned. But Colonel Throckton would not give ear to their stories. "You are all ignorant fools!" he declared. "I have no pa. tience with you!'" But Lucille and Margaret were perhaps more liberal in their views. While they did not believe in the supernatural, y e t they did not. wholly discredit the statements of the servants. Margaret became convinced that the ghost actually existed and that it was a tangible reality. Some p erson for s ome un known purpose "\\-as playing the game. This was h e r most practical reasoning. Lucille shared thi s belief. This led to mutual comparisons, and the sisters decided to personally and unbeknown to any one make an exploration of the west wing. Fear was not a component part of their natures. Therefore they did not shrink from the undertaking. "Do you know, Margaret," said Lucille in an earnes t voi ce, "I .had a strange d1 e arn last night? Oh would that it might come true!" "A dream!" exclaimed the older sister. "What was it, sis ter mine?" "I thought Allan came home and that father was very happy, for he s a id that h i s son had brought him after all honor and not disgrace.'' Margaret drew a deep breath. "Heaven knows I wish that might be true," she said; "!:Jut that cannot be in this life!" Now that il was decided to explore the west wing, prepara tions were quickly made. The g irls do n n e d light dresses and soft slippers that their movements might not be hampered. "It is d esirable that the ghost shall not h ear us a pp r o ac h ," said Margaret with a smile. "The superstitious foll y of thes e servants must be disposed of.'' No weapons of any kind were taken. The two young g irls simply unbarred the huge oaken door and entered the musty wing. Not for some years had a visit been made to this part of the house. It was, indeed, something like entering a t omb and in spite of their pluck the girls shivered. Lucille clung to Margaret's arm. From one room to an other they slowly and silently passed.


FA.:JlE AXD FORTUNE WEEKLY. 19 Lucille, being near-sighted, carried a pair of glasses, with which she was able to inspect the curious old trumpery with with the rooms were packed. From one duty and musty room to another they went. The soft slippers they wore prevented the noise of their footfalls awakening the echoes. They finally paused before the tapestry of an ancestor, upon which was depicted the hunting party of a former owner of the manor with hounds and horses. Against it sat an antique high-backed chair, and just beyond was a heavy carved oak mantel. A wilu cry of joy escaped Lucille and both girls were i n stantly in the "ghost's" arms. That was a joyful moment. Worn and haggard and older by many years Allan Throckton looked. Life had been a sad and fearful experience for him. Then he told them the story of his many adventures since leaving home. "I have roamed the world over," he declared. "My one purpose has been to find the man who can prove me innocent. He was one of the party in the tavern that fatal day. H i s name is John Melden. From England I tracked him to India, thence back to Europe, where he entered the King's army and is even now in Boston." "I presume in the day of It that tapestry was considered a. mighty work of art," said Margaret, with a smile. To me it is only a very dirty and wretched piece of work." Then they turned away from the tapestry. Just beyond "In Boston!" cried Margaret, "then you will find him!" "I hope to." was an open door. The two girls instantly paused in the middle of the polished floor. "But it matters not now, Allan. We have never believed Instantly Margaret clutched Lucille's arm and with a smothyou guilty, and father does not now. He bas prayed long for your return, for none. of us have believed you dead." ered exclamation and a look upon her face half of terror and half of surprise, pointed through the open door, at the same young prodigal's with tears. time saying huskily and with startling force That gives me great JOY, he said. Yet I must p1ove my "My soul! do you see thnt Lucille? It Is the ghost!" innocence beyond all doubt. That I _shall be able }o do, for The sight which both girls beheld was a thrilling one. There. Melden has agreed to make a confession, an

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