By the Mikado's order, or, Ted Terrill's win-out in Japan


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"You'll find the naval plans in his inner coat pocket!" cried Ted. Flop! Rovsky was on his back in a ji:lfy and the papers secured. "You accursed Yankee meddler!" shrieked the Russian. "You have signed your own death war.rant!"

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wmE AWAKE WEEKLY A CO/tf'PLETE ST07lY EVERY WEEK. I IHued Weeklt1-Bt1 S ubscriptio n 2.5 0 per t1efW. I!Jnt e r etJ ac c o r ding to A.of of Congress, in the JI C!W 1906 in tl1e offic e or t he Librarian o f Oon gre,., Washingto n, D O ., bt1 Frank Tovsev, Pub Hslle1-, 24 Union S q uare, New Y o rls. 35. NEW YORK, DECEMJ ;mR 14, 1906. PRICE 5 CENTS . BY THE MIKADO'S ORDER ( OR, TED TERRILL'S WIN-OUT IN JAPAN By LIEUT. J. J 84.RRY CHAPTER I. "geta," a curious shoe which has a wooden heel and also a wooden toe, both being somewhat like th e calks on a horse's A MO R NING SURPRISE IN T OKIO. shoe, and some two inches high . When th e peopl e walk on thes e s hoes the click -clac k over One e arl y Sept embe r morning, in the y ear 1906, two the pavements makes a clatter that it would b e hard to youth s walking clos e tog e th e r, s troll e d up the Ginza, as des cribe. the gr e at thoroughfare is known whi c h might be termed the Through the middle of the Ginza ran a, solitar y surface Broadway of Tokio th e capital of the Japane s e Empire. c ar line, not heavily patronized. Here, on thi s gr e at a v e nue, where mos t of the business 1 Mos t of the people in Tokio when Jhey do not walk of Tokio i s done, nian y tall buildings appear ed-tall, that abroad travel in the jinrikisha which may b e likened t o is, for the Japanese being from three to :five stories in an overgrown twowheeled baby carriage, with s hafts h e i g ht. The pa s senger sits in this jinriki s ha w hil e a coolie, al'rhese "tall buildings" had a most modern look, save for most naked when the weathe r p e rmits, takes a h i t c h i!1 t he queer-lookin g signs of bus ines s house s between the s haft s and starts off at a quick trot hauling Mos t of thes e buildings were of patterns that could b e his pa s senger aft e r him. found in N e w York or in London Paris or Berlin. There were hundred s of these jinrikisha s in sight, a ll H e r e and th e re, however between its t a ll e r neighbors, proceeding rapidly but in an orderl y way up and down stood a squat littl e Japane s e structure reminding one of the Ginza. q ld e r times in what i s to-day "up to-date Tokio." Thousands of peop l e were out this morning, for it was Yet despite the modern look of many if not most of the one of the bri g htest sweetest mornings of the year in Tokio. buildings, there was an abundance of the unusual to attract Ever y one appeared to be laughing and happy, except, th e eye of th e pede s trian. possibly, th e keep e r s of some of th e small e r shops. In the firs t place, though th e Japanese ar e familiar with Ev e r s in c e th e g reat w ar with Rus s ia th e Japan e s e have our costume, an d th o u g h th e r e a r e s e v e r a l tailo:rS in Tokio been poor and have dispen sed with many of the things that who furnish it, t h e a v e rage J ap s till pr e fer s to wear his own they u sed to bu y nativ e clo thin g Hen c e some of the s torekeepers are not as happy as Th e wome n almo s t without exception, appeared in the they were in former days. picturesque old-time costume. J Yet, despite the falling off in trade these stores were Most of the women, and many of the men, wor e the as filled as ever with the beautiful, artistic and ingenious

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BY THE MIKADO'S ORDER. wares that the Japanese have manufachrred for cen turie s A traveler in Japan feels tempted to spend all the money he has ere he has gone by the first block of stores. The Japanese themslves have much to do with the trav eler's reckless buying. They are always l aughing, always polite, always eager to please. It seems lik e a shame to refuse to buy of one of these pleasant Japanese. Add to that the fact that the Japanese women a re very pretty and winsome, and that they serve tea in the most engaging way in many of the shops, and you will und e r stand why the for e igner, new to Japan, buys so much of the wonderful goods displayed in the shops But the two you ths above referred to did not appear to be doing any buying in the shops, nor to have a n y thoughts along that line. One was rather tall, broad-shouldered,. chestnut haired, blue-eyed and good -lookin g an American youth of about seventeen, named T ed Terrill. The other youth was shorter, much more s lend e r, black haired and with kindly, dark brown eyesa Japanese youth named, as far as Ted knew, Toko Kama. Toko wore the native garb, queer little round straw hat and all. Th e only article of Japanese dress that he did not wear was the geta. Instead, he wore softsoled shoes. "Do your p eople never get glum, Kama?" a sked T errill, calli n g the Japanese youth by his 'first name, which the Japanese place after their family nam e "Glum?" answered tlie Japanese, quickly. "What i s that word?" "Why, it means the same as gloomy, out-of sorts." "When our people do not feel ri ght, they do not b e lieve in showing it," Toko Kama answered "Unless they h appen to get hot, eh?" laughed Ted. "Hot?" The Japanese lopked puzzled. Though he prided him self on his English Toko Kama was constantly :finding that there were words he could not understand. "Hot is the same thing as angry," Ted explained "Oh, when our people are angcy," replied Kama, "they certainly would not l et any one see it." "What do they do when they get hot?" "They simp l y smi l e." "But when they get hotter?" "Then they smile all the harder." "And never rip or cuss?" "There are few profane words in the Japanese lan guage," replied the Japanese, quietly. "So that when your J ap gets mad he only smiles and keep s on smil in g ?" "That is all," repli ed Toko. "And, pardon me, you do not know it, but the Japanese do not like to be called 'J aps.' They are very foolish, I know, but that word, 'J ap,' from a friend, is very displeasing." Toko Kama spoke with the utmost gentleness. Ted flushed slightly, but he answered: "Thank you, I will remember that and not hurt your feelings again." "You did not hurt them, Mr Terrill. I knew that you used the word without thought to offend." "But are your people never unhappy?" asked Ted, earn e11tl y "Sometimes, p e rhaps, they a.re unhappy,'' admitted Toko, s lowl y I haven't seen on e yet who looked it," laugh e d Ted. "No." "The Japanese show when they are unhappy. Is that it?" "They would think it very impolite to annoy others with the signs that they were troubled,'' replied the smaller youth "Then your people always look happy, just as a matter of politeness?" quizzed the American youth. "Usually a Japanese looks happy because he i s so. But only a very impolite J apanese--what you Americans call ill-bred-will let it be seen that he i s unhappy over anything Ted was thoughtful for some moments He was getting a new g1impse of the Japanese character, He had been in Japan only a week. "Suppose," asked our hero, "that I insult some Japanese, what will he do?" "He will smile at you." "And boil inside?" "More likely he will pity you because you have not been well trained in politeness "And if I insult' him very much, he will smile all the more?" pressed Terrill. "Yo. u would not in sult any one. You are not that kind,'' smiled Kama, politely. "No; I am only asking questions-fool questions If I offered a very sever e in sult? What would a Japanese do then?" "It would depend. If your insult was against his par ents, a Japanese might even strike you. If you sai d any thing disrespectful about our Emperor, some Japanese might even kill you. "I shan't, then," laughed Ted. "But if he were not mad why would he hit or kill me?" "He would strike from a sense of justice." "Oh, I see!" "No," said Toko Kama "No good man can say &.ny thing wrong about our Emperor, the Mikado." "If I struck one of those coolies with a cane, s ug gested Ted, eyeing a stalwart man between the shafts of a passing jinrikisha, "what would he do?" "Smile "Why?" "Because he would be too polite to want to let you see that you had wounded his feelings." "Whew!" gasped Ted. "Yet the Japanese are not cowards. They can fight." "They can fight; perhaps," half admitted the Japanese,

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BY THE MIKADO'S O RDER. 3 modestly, "but they are ncver bullies or quarrelsome A He saw, in a jiffy, that he must risk being run down by quarrelsome inan canno t be polite. Our Japanese boys, at the fast trotting horses, but that did not matter. the public school, are taught good manners before they To leap into the g_utter offered the only chance of saving l earn the alphabet. It is a very unkind thing to say to a the baby from death y o ung Japanese child that he has no manners He will So leap Ted did, and wheel ed about, heed less of t h e smile at you, but afterward he will run home fast to ask prancing horses. h is father if it i s true." Our hero's upstretc h e d arms caught the littl e one safe l y In l ooking earnGStly into his Japanese friend's face, Ted just as the driver pu ll ed the horses enough to t h e l eft s o d id not see a bevy of four Japanese girls, walking closely that the hubs of the wheel s left only their .marks q f di r t grouped, until he had bumped foto them, nearly upsetting and grease on Ted's knees. o ne of them. With a g l ad cry, the mother disappeared from t h e winI n an instant the American boy's hat was in his hand, dow. hi s face very red There was a sound of s.::urrying feet on t h e stai r s soon, I beg a thousand pardons, young ladies he cried . while the carriage drew up beyond and a middle age d N on e of the girls was able to reply in Eng li sh, but all Japanese looked out of the window of the s m il e d sweetly, and made low bows. closed velucle . T he n one of them spoke to Kama in Japanese As the mother mto the. T ed p laced m 1She says," interpreted Kama, "that they were all her arms b .aby, wluch was m glee. very stup i d to have gotten in your way, and they fear you In a the poor, woman san k to her w ill have a bad opinion of them They ask me to beg your knees, huggrng her baby tight, while she pou red ou t a pardon for t h em." long string of Japanese w o rds, frequently bowin g h!=lr h e ad . . close to the sidewalk. Ted :felt hke gasprng agarn, for well he knew that he "Sh . ll th th k th t th l t t d 1 th bl d e is expressmg a e an s a e po I es a n a one was e un erer. most grateful Japanese know how to utte r," exp l a med "Please say t o them," he begged, "that I cannot pardon Tako Kama wha t n ever was done. That the fault was wholly mine, "Tell .her that it is on l y a t r ifle, as far as I am con and that I shall remember all the day how clumsy and cerned," begged T ed, "bu t that I am now g l a d tha t h e r negl ectfu l I was. child fell, since it gave me an opportunity to make h er so ."They beg you not to feel disturbed. 1 They say that the happy." p l easure is theirs since it has given them tbei chance to "That is very pol ite," smi l ed Kama, and turned to th e hear your voice." overjoyed little Japanese woman to interpret what llis "Then tell them, please," urg e d Ted T e rrill, "that I fri e nd had said. can no longer regret even my stupidity and awkwardness, As soon a s they could induce the mother to tak e her 1 since through it I have had a second glimpse at the pleasant child indoor s the two friends were about to push t hei' faces of four such young ladies." onward through the curious, eager, yet very polite and Kama translated. The Japanese maidens l aughed, bowed smil ing crowd w h ich had gathered very low, smi l ing a ll the while, then clattered away on their But a sharp, hissing call from t he wait in g carriage c a u ght resounding getas. Kama's sharp ears. "That's a heap differe n t from a collision on a New York "I must beg y ou to wait a m o ment, my fri end," mursidewalk," l aughed Ted, as the two :friends went on their mu red the littl e J apanese "His excellency, the Coun t way. -"What d o you suppo s e I might have got in New Kato, is beckoning that he wishes a word with me. Y ork?" So Ted backed up against the wall of the buildi n g, w hil e "I don't know," confessed the Japanese the polite Japanese crowd rap i dl y made itself scarce I woul d have heard some one say: 'Say, do you t'ink Toko Kama stood for f ull five min utes talk in g wit h t h e you're an automobile wicl a dizzy chauffeur?' Japanese count. Toko l ooked puzz l ed, but asked no q u estions T h en, a t l ast afte r a, low bow to the nobleman, Toko They had not gone a block further up t h e Ginza w h en came g l id in g back. a c ry from one o f the upper stories of a m o dern bu il ding I have, perh a ps, w hat i s good news for you," s miled ca.used them both to look swiftly up. the little Jap, his face ag low with eagerness A J apanese mother, l eaning far out o f one of those "Yes?" questione d Ted. high up windows, shrieked in agony as she watched her "His very distinguished excellency, the C oun t Ka to, who tiny baby plunge down headlong toward the gutter. is a very high officia l in T okio, saw you r q ui c k prese nc e Ted was on the outside of the sidewalk. of mind," ran on Toko, "and also your brave r y The One of the two-110rse carriages that are rare on the count honors us both with the request that we ride w i th hi m streets of Tokio was coming along close to the sidewalk. in his carriage Teel sprang the instant that he saw the infant coming 1 "Why, that will be fun!" cried Ted "Where is h e going clown. to take us ?"

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4 BY THE :MIKADO'S ORDER. "To his office, I think, if you are goocl enough to permit it," replied Kama. "To his office? What for?" "Did I not say that his distinguished excellency is a very high official? I think he wishes to talk over s ome business with you." "Business? Me?" echoed Ted, his surprise and curiosity getting the better of all oth e r e motion s "What business can he have with me?" "I am very sure that the count has business to dis cuss with you," insisted Toko Kama, still sm iling. "But I am not privileged to talk about the count's business. Come, we are keeping his very distingui s hed excellency waiting." "Just one moment, my friend," begged T ed. "What office does the count hold under the government?" "Ah, the count will explain much better than I can," came the soft reply. "Come, let us join hi s excellency before we are suspected of being impolite." Ted hurried off, at the side of Tako Kama. But our h ero could not help doing s ome hard wondering. What could t his nobleman and official want of him ? Especially since Count Kato had seen the American do nothing mor e than take a risk in order to save a child from death? CHAPTER II. ROVSKY, THE SPY. Ted Terrill did his best to make a polite Japanese bow when he found himself being presented to Count Kato. The count, though a high official, did not wear a uni form, as did so many other high officials in Tokio. Instead, the count wore a black frock suit, with a small clfrysanthemum in his lapel, and a tall silk hat-=s u ch a costume as he could have bought in New York as easily a s anywhere. The count's black hair was just slightly tinged with coming gray. He was not a tall man, nor stout, either. His weight could not hav e been above a hundred and twenty pounds. Yet this man had a look about him that would have stamped him, anywhere in the world, as being a power among men. With all his smiling politeness, this Japanese n9bleman looked the man used to commanding others. His little eyes, keen and steady, had a way of looking through one at the first glance. As the two boys stepped into the carriage and occupied the front seat, Count Kato leaned forward, pulling down the curtains on either side. That queer move mystified our hero not1 a little. Another thing that seemed mysterious was that the driver did not cdme to the door to ask directions. Instead, the carriage moved away, traveling at a good pace. Just once, as the blind jostled back a bit, Ted saw that the vehicle was passing through Uyeno Pa.rk, the great pleasure resort of the people of Tokio. "Why, we must be going over to the government build ings, beyond the park," guessed Ted. All the time a stream of conversation was being kept up. The count's eyes twinkled in a most kindly way. He either chatted, or listened to his younge1 co mpanion s, until the carriage stopped again. "Now we will get out, if yqu plea se," said the count, talking in fairly good English, as all th e e ducated Japanese do. Ted alighted, somewhat to hi s s urpri se, in a closed court ya rd. Looking across the yard he saw soldier sentries at the gateway. Our hero had been right in hi s fleet ing guess that t hey were bound for one of the government buildings. These great, handsome buildings, past the park, and past the great castle of the Mikado, are too pronounc ed a feature of Tokio to be mistaken. "\''ill you honor me by stepp ing into my office?" sm iled the count. The two youngster s followed the ma n into the building. As they steppe d through the corrid or s the sentries that they passed all sa luted the count with every appearance of the greatest respect. At last they halted before one of the doors. A soldier stood vigilantly on guar!=l here. "This is my office," the count announced. "Will you be pleased to enter." Count Kato fitted a key in the lock, swung the door open, then followed in after the lads. It was an ordinary office, such as one might find in any government building in the world. There was a roll-top desk, a fl.at desk at some distance from it, two sofas and a dozen chairs. The floor was carpeted, and two great filing cases and a safe stood against the wall. That was all, except that at one side of the roll-top desk was a row of electric push-buttons connecting with call bells in other parts of the building. A telephone stood on a slide of the roll-top desk. Placing his tall hat on top of the desk, the count shovecl up the roll, then seated himself. In the meantime Tako Kama had placed chairs for our hero and himself. And now, as he wheeled around in his chair, the count seemed to forget all his airy politeness. Instead, he appeared to be the keen-eyed, alert, all but brisk official of the government. "Your name ?" asked the count, picking up a pencil and shoving a pad of paper under the point of the pencil. "Edward Terrill," replied the American, wondering at this method of beginning an interview. "First name commonly called Ted," put in Toko. "Your age?" "Seventeen," Ned answered. "You are an American, of course?"

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BY THE MIKADO 'S ORDER. 5 "Yes." "How do you happen to be in Japan?." "I am here on a s hort visit." "Business, or asked the count, quickly. "Sight-seeing," T e d answered, the mys t e ry connected with all these que st ion s growing in his own mind. "Ah, your father is wealthy, then?" questioned the count. "I wish he was," Ted smiled. "You have some means, then?" "Only the little pocket-money that my father gave me." "Then how are you able to leave America and come 'way over here?" "I don t live in the United States,'' Ted replied s miling. "Ah Where, then?" Count K ato Rpoke sharply, and looked s harpl y as if this question were very important "My father, Asa Terrill is an American citizen, a s chool teacher. The United States government sent him to Manila to be principal of one of the grammar schools there. So m y father took me to the Philippine s with him. A fortnight a g o he gave me money for a littl e visit in Japan. That was all the more possible as m y :father was able to get passage to Japa n for me on one of our Amer ican army transport s." "You are in the employ of the American government?" asked the count quickly, looking a s hade disappointed, too, Ted thought. "Not yet," answered the lad "What do you mean by that?" Why, I am not in the American government employ at Manila, but I am fitting for a position in the civil s ervice later on." "Oh! Ah!" The count was smiling again "Do you know the American ambassadw to Japan?" was the count's next question. "I do not." "Have you any papers-anything to prove who you are? A passport, let us say?" "A passport? No. But I have the gove rnment pass given me for my trip on the United States Army transport Buford." "Will you let me see it?" What on earth did all these questions mean? "The count talks as if I were a prisoner under arrest," fidgeted the boy. he dug into an inner pocket, drew forth his pocketbook, and from that took the transport pass furnished him py the ranking quarterinast e r officer o:f the army at Manila. Not only do American officials in the Philippines travel free on the army transports, but so, also, do mempers of their families. "Ah, this is excellent; as good as a passport-better!" beamed Count Kato, as he scanned the little slip of paper. "Now, Ted Terrm, you are not rich?" "If I am, no one ever told me about it." "Would you like to earn some money? A fairly large sum?" "Why," laughed Ted, "that is just the same as asking a hungry man if he cares about anything to eat "What would you do tp get a large sum of money?" pursued the count. "Anything that was s quare and honest." "Would you enter the s ervice o:f the Japanese gove!n. ment?" "Would I?" echoed Ted. "Why, I'd be tickled to death I" Count Ka t o surveyed thi s quick-speaking lad for some moments in attentive silence. Then the little brown man leaned forward, looking keenly into the American boy's eyes. "Would you-enter the secret police s ervice of the Mikado?" Ted leaned back in hi s chair, gasping, in his s urprise. "Would you?" persisted the count. '"l'hat would depend." "It would not depend upon the danger, would it?" a sked the c ount s miling. "Half an hour ago you did not seem to mincl the danger of b ei ng run down by my carriage "N.o; I wouldn't think of the danger T e d an s wered, hone st ly. But I wouldn't want to do a Jot of-well, dirty work." But if. the work were honorable, and served th e Japanese gover nment ? If your work helped preserve us from our enemies?" "If the work i s honorable and s quare, I ll take it &nd go as far as y ou lik e," Ted promised bluntly. "I was attracted by what you did on the Ginza," went on the count. "It showed me that you had presence of mind and col\rage. From your being with Toko Kama I thought you mu s t be an honorable young man-what you Amer i cans call a gentleman. We need s u c h a young man in our police service for certain work that a Japanese could not do. Would you take the work? There will be a large reward if you succeed. It is work ordered by our august Mikado himself." "I'll take it," T e d agreed, out of hanq. He iiked the looks of Kato better and better every moment. "Then stand up, raise your right hand and take the oath of loyalty to our Emperor!" cried Count Kato, himself rising and lifting a 1 hand. But Ted, though he rose, as suddenly recoiled. "Hold1on," he said; huskily. "I'm an American. Don't forget that. My first loyalty, at all times, goes to the United States of America!" "But I like you none the less for that answer," smiled the count. "Your oath of loyalty to the Mikado lasts only as long as you serve in our secret police. At no time does this oath go ahead of your duty to your country." Ted solemnly held up his hand, repeating the words of a most solemn oath. "You realize what you have sworn?'' queried the count. "Do I?" shiv.ered the boy. He had sworn to defend the Emperor's interests, though at tlie greatest risk of life, safety or happiness.

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BY THE MIKADO'S ORDER. "This is no light promise," went on the count. "Sit down.'.' Again our hero sank into a chair, wondering if he were dreaming. "Now, then," continued Kato, "we want you to make the acquaintance of one Rovsky, a Russian." "A Russian I" "A spy of the Russian government, now here in Tokio." "But you are now, after one of the world's bloodie s t wars, at peace again with the Russians!" "That,'' replied Kato, "does not prevent the Russian government from flooding our count:r-y with their spies. And the Russians are the best spies in the world! Un fortunately, but very few of the Russian s pies in this country are Russians. Otherwise we would very quickly find them all." "So you, Count Kato, are an officer of the Mikado's secret police?" "I command the secret police in Tokio." "And you, Toko-" went on Ted, turning, bu,t stopped. For Toko Kama had silently slipped out of the office. "Toko is in the secret police?" murmured the boy. "You may think what you like," smiled the count. "A week ago I ma'a.e his acquaintance. Sincie then we have been together most of the time. Has he been studying me, to see if I was fitted for your work, Count Kato?" The chief of secret police smiled as he answered : "You seem to forget, Ted Terrill, that I should do the questioning-not you. You are now a member of our secret police--one of the foreign member s that we often find it necessary to employ. You are ready for your orders?" "Yes,'' Terrill responded. But he was strongly tempted to rub hi s eyes and pinch himself: Somehow, without quite meaning it, and without taking time to think, he had allowed himself to be sworn into the service of the Emperor of Japan. "If the Japs can rush everybody the way they rushed me," he murmured, inwardly, "it' s no wonder that they get ahead while other nations a.re waking up." ,.. "We know," continu e d Count Kato, "that one Ivan whom you will meet presently, is a member of the Russian secret police. We suspect that he is in this coun try to get copies of Japan's new naval plans, which might be of the greatest value to Russia. "Rovsky would not steal these plans himself. He would have no chance to. But he will seek to employ others to do it. Very likely he will not handle our naval plans at all, but he may find a means to have them stolen, and he may attend to getting them out of this country to Russia. "Now, then, Ted Terrill, this Rovsky, who pretends not to admire the Russian government at all, is a member of the Foreigners' Club. We will find a member of that club who will introduce you there and propose you as a member. "There you will meet Ivan Rovsky, and there you must make his most thorough acquaintance. You must learn who his associates are in this plot to steal our naval plans. Will you do it?:' Ted noticed in a flash that Kq.to did not ask "can you do it?" but "will you do it?" One of the secrets of the success of the Japanese gov ernment is that it does not admit of any impossibilities. "I'll do it,'' T e d promised, but his voice was i:tusky. "You understand, Ted Terrill," pursu e d the count, "that it will very likely cost you your life if Rovsky guesses that you belong to our secret service." "I can under s tand that." "The Russian spy system is the bes t in the world I" "So I have heard, Count." "There are Russian spies enough in Tokio to make your death certain, if once they suspect that you are working against them." "I can believe tha .t," the boy murmured. "And you are not afraid?" In a twink1ing T e d ro s e to hi s fee t, dr e w himself up to his tallest and made answer, simply: "Afraid? I am an American." Count Kato laughed. "You Americans have never yet deserv e d to be called cowards,'' he admitted. "I am ready to meet your Rovsky. He speaks English, I presume, or you would not think : of sending me on his trail." Count Kato nodded. Then;-for some minutes, the two talkecl on. In the first place, as it would not do for our hero again to come to the count's office, a sys tem of communication, including the private number of the count s t e lephone, was arranged. The matter of Ted's pay in the Mika do's services was also touched upon. That pay was not so bad, while "expense money" was also allowed. "Now, go down to the Foreigners' Club," wound up the count. "You will find Mr. Bowen, an Englishman, await ing you. He will know you, and will introduce you into the club and put up your name for memb e rship." "Is this Mr. Bowen in your secret service?" asked Ted, incautiously. "I do not know," replied Kato, with a cool smile and a shrug of his shoulders. "Bowen will introduce you to Rovsky." "Are these all of my instructions, count?" "All for the present. Now, go; and when you have something to communicate to me, you know how it is to b e done. Go Perform your task-by order of the Mikado And success to ypu !" Ted drew himself up, honoring Count Kato with a good old American army salute. Then, turning on his heel, the American boy left the room.

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BY TH.! MIKADO'S ORDER. Outside h e was stopped by a smiling Japanese officer in I Rovsky was on his feet in an instant, extending his ri:sht uniform. "Follow me, by Co,unt Kato's order," commanded this little officer. Ted obeyed, following the officer down into a basement. '11hcnce they went underground for some distance. When they came up to street level again they faced a door. "I go no further," smiled the little Japanese officer. "On the other side of this door you will pass through the throtlg, go outside, hire a jinrikisha and go on your way. It is well. Good-by!" T ed had only to turn the handle of the door and pass on. He found himself now in one of the rooms of the post office department, a department to which foreigners always are admitted. His presence here aroused no curiosity among the few Americans and Europeans who were there sight-seeing. Stepping to one of the street doors, Ted signalled an unemploy e d coolie with a jinrikisha. "You know Foreigners' Club?" queried Ted. "Hai (yes) replied the coollie. "Take me there." Ted was away through a succeesion of short streets. It was not so very far to go, and ere long Terrill found himself gliding in through the gateway of that wcll known club of Tokio. The club building is a low, two-story affair, half Japanese in style, and surrounded by a broad veranda . As the jinrikisha slowly approached the entrance, a broad, red-faced Englishman rose from one of the chairs. He came forward, down the steps, hand outstretched and his face beaming with good nature. "Hullo, Terrill!" was his greeting. "Glad to see you." "Same to you, Bowen," Ted replied, almost off-handedly. These two had never seen each other before, but their introduction had been arranged over the telephone. "Come in, and I'll post you up a guest," proposed the Englishman. Ted was led to the clerk's desk and introduced. "And now we'll put you up for membership, old man," proposed Bowen. "I'll propose you, and I'll find a good man to second your nomination, for I want you to be in this club. Come along, old chap, while I find a seconder for you." Arm-in-arm, Ted and the Englishmatl passed through some of the rooms of the clubhouse. 1 In a smoking-room were several of the members, some of them playing cards. But one of them sat alone, seemingly absorbed in a French newspaper. "I say, Rovsky, old man," shot out Bowen, suddenly, halting our hero before this member, "I want you to know my good friend, young Terrill, of Manila." Thrusting his newspaper behind him in his chair, I van hand and bowing. "Mr. Terrill," said the Russian, in good English, "I ftm doubly glad to meet you from the fact that you are Bowen's friend." "Always take what a Russian tells you with just a grain of salt," laughed Bowen, good-humoredly. "Why cannot you forget that I am a Russian, Bowen?" n_rotested Rovsky, as he and Ted shook hands. "I prefer, greatly, to be known as a citizen of the world." In that swift instant 'l'ed Terrill, through half-closed, smiling eyes, had had a good opportunity to size up this Russian. Rovsky was not very tall, nor of great breadth of shoulder. Yet his frame denoted great and wiry strength. But his eyes were the most remark!lble thing about him. Though those eyes usually looked half drowsy, Ted caught just a gleam of a fl.ash in them at that instant. "Kato was right,'' murmured the boy to himself. "This Russian is just the sort of man to play a game to the finish. He would kill the opponent who got the better of the game, too He is a sharp, clever man, who has been every where and has seen much. Can I hope to match s'uch an experienced man of the world?" But in the next instant there fl.ashed into the American boy's resolute mind the impulsive declaration: "I will match him! And I'll beat him-by order of the Mikado!" "You are going to sit clown and chat with me a while?" questioned the Russian, genially. "Awfully sorry, old chap," explained the Englishman. "But I have ai.1 appointment. Just sign this card, pro posing Terrill for membership, wili' you, and I'll have the clerk post it up at the desk. Have a good time, Terrill. You'll find Rovsky one o.f the most delightful fellows in the club. Now, good-by, both of you, for a little while." Bowen walked away, leaving the boy and his destined prey together. CHAPTER III. THE YELLOW PERIL IN THE WOOD-PILE. "Delightful place, this Japan," murmured Rovsky to our hero. "Oh, it's all right for a cute little show country," assented Ted, carelesl!ly. "What! You have not fallen in love with the people i'" cried the Russian. "Not especially," lied Ted. "I am astonished beyond words," murmured the Russian, raising his eyebrows. "Most newcomers here rave over the wonderfulness of the Japanese." "Oh, I've got nothing against the people,'' said Ted, half grumblingly. "The people are all right, I guess, and so is the country. But I like my own people the best-the white men. In the war between Japan and Russia all my sympathies were with Russia."

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8 BY THE MIKADO'S ORDER. 1 That was a whopper, but Ted felt that, under the cir"You had at Manila?" cumstances, his conscience could sta nd it. "My father had. But he and l had a row, and so I quit "What is :your grievance against Japan, may I a sk? him. He's a hard, c rabbed old fellow. (Teel groaned, inqueried Rovsky, looking curiously at the American. wardly, as he uttered this lie about hi s only living parent). "Well, in the first place, I don't like the. people yery Do y .ou Jmow," the boy went on, laughing lightly, "some well. They make me think of a lot o f stuck-up little bantimes I feel as if I'd really enjoy doing s omething truly tams. But my worst grouch, I suppose, is 1that I can't seem disgraceful, just to get even. with the old man!" to make a win-out in this country." Again the Russian eyed the boy curiously. "Ah, you came here to go into business?" asked the Rus"You're thinking that I'm a little beast, a, savage," sian, regarding our hero, attentively. grumbled the boy. "I came to try to." "Oh, no," smiled the Russian. "But I am interested. "And you can find nothing?" 1 I have met many other young men who hated the world at "So far I haven't been able to find even a look-in. your age." M. Rovsky, since you are to second me for membership-in "Did they grow to like the world later on?" Ted questhis club," Ted went on, with what he meant to have look tioned. like engaging frankness, "I may as well tell you the truth. "Some 0 them did-the smarter ones." rrhe money that I shall spend to enter this club will be "I hope I shall be one. 0 the smarter ones," sighed 'l'ed. about the last few doliars that I have left in the world." "It would take something like a big success to. make me care "Then, why do you join, Mr. Terrill? Why spend :the much or this n1sty old world 0 ours." money?" "It is a queer world," admitted the Russian, thought"It seems to be my only hope." fully. "Nowadays, it almost seems as i one could not "Of what?" succeed unless he did something that jaITed a keen con" Well, l\f. Rovsky, I am in hopes that here at the club science." I shall become acquainted with foreigners who may be "I'm afraid again that you'll think me a beast," grimaced able to put me in the way of something to keep body and Ted. "I don't want you to get the impression, M. Rovsky, soul together. I came here to Japan-I don't mind saying that I'd betray a friend or kill a fellow-passenger or the ii-with every hope of making my fortune here. Now, I sake of gett ing at his pocketbook. But I'm speaking the s hall be satisfied to do well enough to keep alive while I'm truth w1Jen I say that I wouldn't be over-particular as to saving the money to buy my ticket to some other country." 'how I made my success. Isn't that a bad frame of mind "What other country?" asked the Russian, softly. to be in?" "Hanged if I care much. Only it must be some other M. Rovsky's eyes were more than half closed, but our country than Japan!" exploded Ted Terrill. hero was well aware that those eyes were watching the Rov:.;ky laid a hand over one of the boy's American's face rather closely. "l\Iy young fri e nd, don't get downh earted so soon. I "A bad frame 0 mind?" repeated the Rhssian. "Oh, have known others to come to Japan, and to feel that way I'm not sure It would all depend on where such a frame at first. But something will surely turn up. I may be of m ind l eft you." able to help you to it myself." A meaningless "game of talk" this might seem, but Ted "OhJ if you only could!" breathed the boy, looking eag-was cleverly and artfu lly trying to lead the Russian to ldok erly at his new acquaintance. upon him as a young man who could be bought to do ques" ery lik ely I can. Terrill, I am hungry. If you are tionable things for the hope of gain. at all of the same mind, s uppose we sample one of the club's Th e Russian, if his plans were not yet fully made, hmches ?" might be betray e d into trusting Ted Terrill through the Ted murmured his thanks. hope of being able to use him. The Russian, ri s ing, led the way to one of the small, If the Russian wanted, or instance, to engage some one private on the floor I to carry important out of Japan, he might be in-It was an excellent meal, cooked m the European style. duc e d to look upon our hero as a messenger who could be Ted dicl full justice to the food while listening to his com-trusted in such work i the reward were high enough. panion, who seemed to be unusually well informed on matThe meal had been removed, and Rovsky was lingering ters connected with all parts of the world. over a cigar, our hero declined to smoke. "You have traveled much," sighed Ted. "I have often "Perhaps," laughed the Russian, lightly, as if it were wanted to see more 0 the world. Your country, a joke, "one of these days I may be able to do something Russia, is one of the cQuntries that I have wanted much to to help you on. I am, at heart, something of a pirate sec." myself." 'But you have traveled, too, Terrill, for you ate far "If you can," cried Ted, with pretended earnestness, from the States." leaning forward and resting one of his hands in Rovsky's, "I h:we been only t0 Manila before coming here," Ted "please don't forget me! The way I eel now, when I'm informed him. so down on my luck, I'd do simply anything to get on in

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BY THE :MIKADO"S ORDER. 9 the world. To have a r o of securely over my llead To have bett e r clothes, more fooa to eat, to have money in the bank! In other words to f ee l that I had s ome real obje c t in living I" Terrill was an admirable actor. The Russian looked at him, half laughing, but taking in the boy's evident desperation. "Have good cheer, my young friend," Rovsky cried lightly. "Even yet you and I may walk the deck of a pirate ship." "Pirates are gone bya thing of the past!" sighed Ted, as if he regretted it. "But there are still, I suppose, some good things left in the world for those who are desperate enough to fight for them." "Beyond a doubt," agreed the Russian. The Japanese waiter who had served their meal now en tered with a card. Rovsky g l anced at it in annoyance, and looked as if he were about to deny himself to his caller. But just then that caller pushed hi s way in at the and the waiter was discreet enough to go out and close the door behind him. Ted's back was toward the door as the visitor entered But he heard the Russian's greeting : "Ah, my good friend, you come just too late to give us the pleasure of your company at table. Terrill, shake h ands with a good fellow, who is a J apanese. Mr. Ma tu Sato, of the Japanese-Navy D epa rtm ent, I believe, i s it not Sato?" "Sato of the Navy Departm ent? Then thi s must be the traitor through whom Rovsk y s ch e mes to get the J ap ane se naval plans!" throbbed Teel T e rrill. Our hero steeled himself to hid e his a st oni s hment. Under pretense of turning s lowly, the young American got the best grip h e could on his face and his feelings. Then he rose and turned, extending hi s hand swiftly in greeting. "Mr. Sato, I am honored by this meeting!" But Ted's hand never r eac hed the other' s H e drew back, in some astonishment, a s icle>ntity. What liltl e comedy is lhi s be>ing played b efor e my eyes ?" cr i ed Rovsky,. jeerin g ly "I admit that I don't und e r s tan c l i l," 'T'erhap s Mr. Sato will make hi s v e0r y remarkable word s c l ea r The bad Chinaman turned to Rovs ky with : "I can no longer hope to conceal my hi s tory, for this American will b e tray me. I am not a Japanese, but a Chinaman, a fugitive from Manila. This American will betray me, and I shall be. sent back there-to prison." "You do me an injustice!" cried Ted, shrugging his shoulders. "Kong Tow, Sato, or whatever your n a me is

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10 BY THE MIKADO'S ORDER. ======= =============================================================-=======-your affair s ar e no concern of mine I have no reason to wis h you an y harm. I have all the more reason to wis h you w en, if you are a friend of M. Rovs!Cy." I "You lie hissed the detected Chinaman He was small of stature, with hi s que ue shaved off and a h\.1Shy head of black hair in its plac e His color was more that of the Japanese than of the Chinaman. Altogether, Kong Tow made a v e ry pres e ntable J ap. "M: Rovsky," smiled the American boy, showing his teeth "if this man were not your friend he would stand a v e ry good chance of being badly thrashed." But Kong Tow stood glaring with ope n suspicion at our hero. Suddenly the Chinaman's hand reached inside his ves t Then there was a flash of s teel as Kong Tow leaped for ward with such force as to hurl Ted Terrill to the floor. \ Ted spoke banteringly, lightly, is if he w e r e not afraid. In fact, he began to have high that the Rus s ian would see fit to re scue him from this very lively specimen of "the y e llow p e ril." "Terrill," half growled the Russian, "listen to me." "Just gamble that I'm li s tening," b e gged Ted cheer fully "You realize now that Sato and I are engaged in some thing desperate?" "It looks to me more like a cinch," mimicked Ted, "if you're talking about this attack on me." '!..But I'm not!" "Then go ahead and explain." "You seem to kno w Sato's-Kong Tow' s-record in Manila." "Yes; if thi s i s really Kong Tow." "Then you are smart enough to g uess that h e and I &re CHAPTER IV. playing the double game b etween g overnments." THE BEST SPY SYSTEM IN THE WORLD "Any money in it?" d emanded T e d eag e rly. M. Rovsky s e emed to have been taken as much by s urprise "Why do y o u ask that?" a s had been Ted Terrill "Becau se, Rovs ky," d e clar e d the American boy, "I am But now the Rus s ian bent over, hoping that, if the re i s you' ll look up o n with favor a s "Sato, if you strike that knife ip. I ll brain you! You a candidat e for your cr o w d I'll keep m y mouth shut just know whether I mean it!" for the sake of my life. If th e r e's any money in it I'll IC :;,, One of Kong Tow's hands griplled prostrate Ted at the join you in th e game and pla y it s trai ght throu g h to an y throat. limit. But, firs t of all, kee l-haul thi s Japanese-Chinaman His other hand held the point of the knife close to that off me. He sits h e avily on m y c h e st. And I know Kongsame throat. mu s t be a good fell o w a t h e art once you g e t Ted hardly dared to struggle, for this wild Chinaman to know him." could have fini s hed him in an in s tant I van Rovsky turned s uddenl y toward th e doo r ris ing as "You know how much I have at stake Rovsky !"growled he went. the pret e nded J ap. He turned the key dropp e d t h e key i n h is pocket the n "You hav e but I have more," Rovsky warned him c ame back to the pair on th e flo or. "Rov s ky," growl e d the Chinaman, "you are mor e and Resting a hand on the Chinaman 's s h o uld e r, the Ru s more of a fool. Now, this American, if we let him go, could s ian commanded: hang us both!" "Let him up, Sato. He can't g et away an yway. We Both these plotters spoke English well. can talk b e tter when we sit a s fri e nds around the table." N e arly all of these spie s that serve the great n a tions of "You are a fool, Rovs k y," growl e d the C hinese spy. the world are men of education as well a s of wide experi"At l e ast," mut te r e d the Russi a n, in a c uri o u s voice, ence you mus t be awa re that I comma nd. Put up y our knife Mos t of the spies, in fact, are educat e d m e n who hav e and let the Ame rican g et on hi s feet once mor e." f aile d in oth e r line s and who hav e at last come to find A s the Chinaman obeyed, t hou g h wit h the p lainest r e profit if not honor, in betraying the secret s of one coun lu a tan ce, Ted hopp e d up bru s h e d some o f th e dus t from his try to another government e lothing, and looked in turn at the t w o m e n g rinning un. M e n who travel always in the dr e ad of the halter, d e rstandingly. they hav e need to be brave. They can be des perate at a "Rovsky," whisperrd the boy, "I'm beginning to hope pinch, sinc e they always travel with their lives in their that that pirate ship of our s is comin g in e arli e r than you hand s had giv e n me any reason to e x p e ct." "Don' t dare to strike-yet-Sato," warn e d the Russian, "Sit down at the ta ble with u s," g rowl e d the Russian still us ing the Japanese name of the s cound'rel. '"Wait! T e d walked to the chair indicated a n d occup i e d it. We may have a u15e ful man here, instead of an enemy!" Rovs ky and Kong Tow seat e d the mselve s on eith e r s ide "You g e t me, you two!" grumbled Ted. "What do you of him. think I am? A commissioner for all the governments of "Rememb er," growled the Chin e s e s p y "that I'm still the earth? Rovsky, is this the pira c y you promised me? holding the knife-on my kn e e." If it is, I'm ready for it. But I ought to have a fair show. "Oh_. forget it!" retorted Ted, contemptuou s l y "Keep Let me on my f e et, with a knife al so. Or else Bull off this s till and let us hear what our good-natur e d Rus s ian has to y ellow terrier and draw his teeth!" s a y."

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BY THE MIKADO'S ORDER. 11 "Have you ever been in the employ of the American gov1 Ted smiled, lightly "Now, to be perfectly honest with you, ernment ?" demanded Rovsky, looking straight into the Rovsky, I'm not wholly without experience young American's eyes. "What kind of experience?" asked the Russian, quick! y "No; my dad is, that's all "Well, I've had just one thro w at the game of being a spy "In the police department?" against a government "No; my dad is a school teacher at Manila And he and Rovsky started slightly, but tried to concea l the fact. I are on the outs now." "Go on, Terrill, but no boasting, mind you." "Is all your dislike for Japan the mere mouthi ngs o f "Oh, there was nothing to boast about," l aughe d T e d a busybody?" demanded Rovsky, the danger lights p l aying carelessly in h is eyes. He paused, in order to think out swiftly what kind of a "Oh, the dickens with Japan, or any other country I'm yarn he shou l d tell to these two men who were eyeing h im out for T ed T e rrill, and nothing else. I can understand so closely now, Rovsky that you and this-Mr. Sato-are out on "Do you remember the last revolution in Venezu e la, some kind of a game together I don't know whethe r you're against President Castro?" our hero asked working for Russia, or China, England or the Congo Free "No." State, and I don't care a hang, either. 1 there's anything "We ll it wasn't so much of a revolution, since it didn t in it that I can do for money, let me into it and I'll go win But at that time the revolutionists in one o f t h e through to the encl with all the nerve of a fellow who States of Venezuela wanted to get some money and paper s doesn't care for life much, anyway. 1 you don't want out of the country, to New York. The papers were li s t s rue in this scheme of yours, why, then, I'd just a little of the arms and ammunition that they wanted for :fighti ng rather that you let me out without cutting me to bits, for Castro. The money was to pay for the supplies. I was I've got a notion, Rovsky, that you may be able to serve down there in Venez'uela::JI had been working on a steamer, me in some way. For that 'l'eason, if for no other you ca n and had deserted. It isn't necessary to tell you how I g ot depend upon me to keep my mouth shut." acquainted w.ith some. of the revolutionists in t hat State. "Talk, and cheap talk at that," sneered Kong Tow But they had to have s'if!Ae messenger to send up to New "Now, what have you got against me?" demanded Ted, York with the orders and the money. coolly, as he turned a smiling face toward the suspic ious "It looked like an easy job, and I jumped when it was Chinese spy. offered to me It would have been easy enough, for an "This American will betray us," glared Kong. "The American wasn't likely to be suspected'. But some traitor Americans love neither the Chinese nor the Russia ns. in the camp gave me away. Three times I fell into the Every American is, at heart, the strong friend of Japan. hands of Castro's soldiers. Each time, howeve r, I had just Ted laughed softly, as if this were the best way to deny enough warning to be able to hide the papers and the money the charge of any especial friendliness toward the Japanese. I came near being shot on general principles But-" "Rovsky," murmured the American boy, jestingly, "I "Well? Go on!" had some hope, a moment ago, that you were going to turn "I got to New York all right with the paper s and the out a sincere pirate. Now, I am inclined to believe that, money." i{ you listen too much to this Chinaman you will wind up "What happened then?" demanded Rovsky. lly being an old woman instead of a bold spirit such as I "The Venezuelan I turned the money over to forgot his took you for." obligations to his comrades down in his native country. He "Kong," whispered the Russian, "you are making us skipped to Europe with the money. But that was no conboth look very silly indeed." cern of mine I got the money and the papers as far as The Chinaman snorted impatiently. I was paid to do." "Let me sound our young friend," the Russian went on. "It was a mission of danger," said Rovsky, s lowly. "I am not often deceived. Terrill, just how clever do you "It never happened," jeered Kong Tow. think you are?" But Ted turned to him with a cool, amused smile. Our hero lQoked straight into the Russian's eyes, as i f "My Chinese friend, you anc1 I might have trouble if I trying to impress with his frankness were quarrelsome as you seem to be." "Rovsky I don't really know just how clever I could be. "Let him alone, Kong," ordered Rovsky. I begin to I've never had a chance to find out. But, like all young think that our young American is all right If he is, he fellows, I suppose I imagine I could perform wonders if a would be useful to us-perhaps. kind fate threw the chance my way." "He is a boaster and a fool," snarled the Chinaman. "You are not lacking in courage." Ted glanced down in time to see the point of the China Thank you." man's knife slowly toward his waist line. "If you had been, you would have weakened when Kong In a jiffy the young American leaped to his feet, darting see med on the point of stopping your breathing with his back to the wall. piece of steel." "Rovsk31," he hissed, "if anything ever makes me turn on "Oh, I suppose I was born with a fair sha r e of nerve,". y0n it will b e the antics of thi8 wild Chinaman!"

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12 BY THE MIKADO'S ORDER. "Stop_, you fool!" ordered the Russian, sternly, seizing Kong by the shoulder and drawing him back. "Don't you realize the young man could shout out now if he wanted to betray us? He could summon help and then what would intr'uders find? Why, that I, who am known to be a Rus sian am closeted with a man supposed to be a Japanese, an attacbe at the Naval Department. Would yon ruin everything Kong?" "You've got some sense," nodded 'l'ed. "But this China man is so wild that he'd stJoil any good game. Can't even a Ohinamari. realize that, if I wanted to betray you, all. I have to do now is to let out a yell for help?" "Of agre e d the Russian, anger in his voice. "Kong, you're well enough in your place, and cle v e r, but rnmember that I am in charge of this work. You arc to follow orders. Give me that knife of your s." But the Chinaman, as the Russian advanced toward him, drew back, thrusting the weapon behind his back. "Well, keep it, then," growled Rovsky, "but keep it o-qt of sight." Then, as the Chinaman replaced the knife in its hiding place under his vest, the Russian went on: "Now, you two sliake hands and act like sensibl e human beings." a f ,ne Ere long they were seated again around the table, the Russian and the yellow man smoking. "Terrill," announced Rovsky, while Kong Tow scowled, "I'm going to trust you as I believe you ought to be trusted in any adventurous work. Don't have too much of a grudge against Kong, though. He is working ha'rc1 for our cause, as he sees it. Now, I'm not going to tell you much about our plans as yet, my boy, fot it wouldn't do any good. It'll be about ten clays yet before we can do anything. Since you're going to join this club, why, just stay around here and pretend to be enjoying yourself and nothing else. You'll be here, then, whenever I need to talk business to you. Here is the money that it will cost you to join the club, and here's some more to spend while you're waiting crders. Is that satisfactory?" Clink! clink! clink! Little Japanese ten-dollar gold pieces, of the size and value of ours of five dollars, were being counted on the table. "How generous you are!" murmured Ted, in pretended gratitude, as he swept the money i'hto his pocket. "You think so?" smiled the Russian. ''You'll know more about real gratitude when our task is done and the real reward comes in!" The Russian's tone was so friendly and trustful that Ted felt very close to being ashamed of the part that he was playing in the undoing of this cordial Russian. But young Terrill did not know the wily friendliness of the Russian spy abroad-the spy who betrays and ruins without a twinge of conscience. "Now we will shake hands on our alliance!" cried Rovsky, offering his hand. They clasped and shook. Then, with a pretence of friendliness W
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BY THE MIKADO S ORDER. 13 ' 1 Kato k n own onl y to a few at the head central offic e at "Who s aid so?" count e r-question e d Ted. T ok io. The syll a bl e s of the numb e r had ha. rely left his lips whe n T ed was stru c k a s tunning blow from behind. Then h e was dra g ged out of the booth by a young man who look e d ever y inch a Japanese. But that y o u n g man was Kong Tow. M y :friend has been ill all day. I lost s ight of him, but no w I w ill take him home, explained Kong, to four or five Japa nese who ran up. Lifting our hero ea s ily, Kong carried him out to the street. Here he s lid the American boy down to his feet, sustain in g him wit h a n arm around his waist. The p ass in g J a p a nese, never overc uriou s, paid no heed a s K o ng raised his hand to summon a s olit a r y carri a ge drawn by hor s e s that stood not far off. The driver of this carriage was in Kong's own pay. CHAPTER V. '.A OHINAMAN'.S WAY OF DOING THINGS. "You feel better?" asked a low voice, as Ted opened his eyes. His sen ses returning slowly, Terrill experienced a de c ided start when he realized that he was lying on a woven bamboo couch, with his hands tied to the fram e of the couc h on eith e r s ide. His next di scove ry was that his fe e t w e r e t i e d to t h e foo t o f th e c ouch. The n Teel looked up. A smiling Orie n t al face looked down into his "You h ave had a misfortune," smiled the Orien tal. I s hould say so!" uttered Ted, griml y H e had no t a doubt that he had b e en out witt e d b y t h e Russian's sup e rior s p y s ervice. "If they'v e got m e in h e re and tie d up it's my fini sh!" throbb e d the young A me rican desper a tely. "Maybe you wond e r what has happened," hinted the Oriental. "If you were in my :fix wouldn't you wonder?" Ted reto rted. Maybe, but i t i s all right." A gain the Oriental smiled gently. But Ted had bee n in the Orient long e nough to know that these strange peopl e of the East can be gentlest when t hey m e an to s e t fire to y our house. The Oriental who sat on the edge of the cot looked like a J a p a ne s e._ But so, for that matte r, ba d Kon g Tow, s o look s were p l ainly nothin g to g o by. "Shall I tell. you whar" happened?',' questioned this stra nger "Ye s i f you care to." "You wer e knocked down in a telephone booth. By the agents of a Russian spy, we think. But y ou were rescued and b rou ght he r e You w e r e t e l e phoning Count Kato, o r some on e at his office, eh ?" He w a s too s harp to give all h is busines s away to a s tranger. "At lea st,". went on the br q wn-faced stranger, "that was what we s uppos ed. That was w hy we rescued you and brought you here." me?" echoed Ted. "Even so." "Then what on earth have you got me tied up for?" "That was b e cause w e found you tied We have no right to r e l e ase you until we get the order from Count Kato or one of his offic. ers." "What the d e uce has Count Kato to do with this ne s s ?" Ted a s ked, trying to make his voice sound onl y i nqui s itive. "Don' t you know?" "I don't even know who Count 'Kato is. Surely, he is not t he Russian you spoke of?" Ted tried to look puzzled, but the other only laughed. "Very well; keep your secret if you want to," remarked the Oriental. "But', confound you," roared Ted, "I haven't even got one to keep." l The Oriental flashed a s wift look at the boy before he ob-served: "If y ou do not know Count Kato then I am afraid it w ill b e s o much the wors e for you. We brought you here in s t e ad of taking you to a pri s on, because we believedw ell, becaus e we b e l i eved tha.t you knew the count." "The n I've got to g o to pri s on because I don't ha ppen t o ha Y e t h e ple a s nr e of knowin g the count? Is that it?" "Oh, p i rlrnp s not A g a in t h e Ori e n ta l l a ughed. "See h e r e," d e man ded T e rrill "how long have I got t o li e h e re, hitc h e d np in thi s fa shion?" "Until I receive ord e rs what to do with y ou "Ho w lon g will th a t t a ke?" "I don t kno w "It may be for hours, eh?" "Oh, yes maybe." "I see an American newspaper on that table over ther e May I have it to look at, to p!!ss the time away?" The Oriental moved toward the little bamboo table, th e n hesitated. "It would do you no good. You could not hold the paper." "I can, if you'll free one of my hands," hinted Ted. "That I cannot do." "Jus t on e hand?" pleaded the boy. "Against my orders." "Were y our order s to kill me with dullness?" reproached the boy "All I want i s one hand free, so that I can read the paper. My other band and both my feet will be tied, s o that I couldn't make a move to get away without b e ing caught at it." Afte r a little more coaxing Ted did succeed in gettinc: his jailer to free one hand, the left.

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14 BY THE MIKADO S ORDER. Then the newspaper was placed in that hand. But T e d could not, even had h e tried, hav e r e a c h ed that other tied hand, except with so much effort that his captor would have caught him at it. Though Ted pretended to read, it was a long whil e befor e he did actually look hard at the printed matter. His mind was busy with trying to figure out jus t what had happened. Could it be that he had really been rescued b y the polic e ? Or, as was much more likely, had he fallen und e r some of Rovsky's infernal spy work? The more our hero studied the face of his captor, the more he felt it likely that this fellow was really an :under sized Chinaman. Whoever the fellow was, he was well like Kong Tow, and spoke very good English indeed. "If the To,!io police really got me, why should they take the trouble to tie me up in this fa s hion?" wondered the boy. "No; I can't believe that I am in the hands of an y agent of the police. In that case, they would have taken me to a police station, or a hospital, and I wouldn t now find myself tied up in this way." But, on the other hand? '' "If I am in the hands of Kong or, what is just as bad the Russians, then they wouldn't have me in a public place unl ess they felt sure that the y had me all to rights. And, if I'm in Ru s sian hands, it must be very close to day-day with me! Oh, d e ar wh!lt a puzzle it all i s And I was fool enough to think that I had a genius for secret police work!" Ted sighed, dolefully, although he was careful not to l e t his captor, across the room, hear it. "I've had the conceit all taken out of me to-day, in any case," he muttered. His did not again offer to s peak to him, though from time to time he glanced at the young prisoner to make sure that he was still s ecure. The rooms had, instead pf the u s ual pap e r panes of Japan, the glass windows of a more western c ivilization. These windows were closed tightly. Moreover, they were heavily curtained. J;et they did not wholfy s)mt out the da y li g ht. Ted, looking around while he pretended to r e ad, jud ged that the time was somewhere at the latter end of the afternoon. > In another room a door opened. Some one stepped in, out there. Ted's jailer suddenly started to his feet: Then our hero saw the felow bow low. That other step was coming nearer. In the next instant Ted Terrill gave an inward gasp of dismay. He knew the worst at last. The newcomer, to whom the jailer bowed so was Kon g Tow! "Ho, ho, my young .American," leered that cleve r China man, "I was not so very far wrong in my s uspicions, was I? And now I am to have my own way. You can hinder noth ing but y our own l e ngth of life!" CHAPTER VI. TED FACES DEFEAT .A.ND--WORSE Still laughing, the rascall y Chinaman came across the room, halting bes ide the cot. He leer e d down, as he asked : "You Yankee fool, did you think your s elf smart enough t o outwit the sleekest spies i n the world?" But was pre par e d to face it out a s bes t he could. "Won't y ou plea s e t a lk about something I can under stand?" b egged the Ame rican boy "You don't understand what I just said?" jeered the crafty Chinaman. "Not a word!" "What a p o or liar you are!" "Se e here," e xploded the American boy. "For some rea son you,.ve t a ken it in t o your head to dislike me. Why? I c an't under s tand it. Now, with Rovsky, it is different." "Is it?" laughed the yellow man. Ted's heart gave a sudden, downward beat. then seemed to stop goin g for a mom e nt. The Chinaman's voice seemed to hint that Rovsky didn't b elieve any more in the American than the yellow man did himself. "Do e s Rovsky know that you have me here?" demanded Ted. "Maybe." "Are you going to give me any show to s e e him?" "May be." Kon g hnned away, as if the conversation were not worth goin g furth e r with just now. Kong li g hted a cigarette. H e smoke d three or four of them b e fore he came back to the side of the cot. "What a big fool you have been!" remarked the yellow man. "Why ?" "To thiJ'.lk you could fool us. You Yankee simpleton Do you not realize that ther e are two hundr:ed Russian spies in T o kio?" "Wha t if the r e ar e ?" "Suppose, Yankee, that you had succeeded in beating us? What good would it have done you? Every one of those two hundred spies would have dropped everything e l s e 1mtil he h ad e vened t h e scor e by killing you." "But you haven't hinte d yet why any Russian should want to kill m e." Kon g lau g h e d di s a g reeably. "Di dn't I s tand r e ady to serve the Russians?" demanded Ted. "How?" J eered "]1.ong. "In any w a y that I could P' "Suc h a s g oin g to a telephone and calling for Count K ato b y h is private t e lephone number? Ha You start. Did you s uppose that with two hundred of the best spies

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BY THE MIKADO'S ORDER. 1.'i in the world here we did not even know the private tele phone number of the chief of the secret police of Tokio? Yankee, I tell you, you are too much of a simpleton. You never should have gone into such a game against the Rus sians! We have men from every nation here in Tokio who serve us!" "Do you treat them all the way you did me?" flared Ted. Some one else was coming, Kong turned away. In another moment I van Rovsky entered the room. He fl.ashed an amused look at Ted Terrill, then looked at Kong. "Oh, Rovsky, I am glad you have come," hailed Ted, cheerily. "Yes, people are often glad to see me," smiled the Rus sian, moving slowly toward the cot. He eyed the boy so coolly, so unbelievingly, that our hero realized that his last hope of clearing himself had been taken from him. But still he determined to persevere with a bluff. "Do you, too, believe in this crazy Chinaman's ideas?" gasped Ted Terrill. "Oh, 1 believed in them at the time," responded the Russian, with a smile so cool and calculating that Ted's blood seemed turning to ice. "Only I did not believe in having trouble started at the Foreigners' Club, when the trouble' could just as well happen somewhere else." "Here, for instance ?" glared Ted. "Why, this is about as good a place as anywhere in Tokio. We are not likely to be pried here." Ted sighed. "You all seem to be fools," he muttered, bitterly. "None of you seem capable of understanding anything." "We know a bout as much as we need to, I think," smiled Rovsky, who seemed incapable of looing his temper, now that he was on the top of the heap. "When we find that one who proposes to help us is provided with Count Kato's private tele:ehone number, we do not feel like asking mtlch more. My young friend, you were altogether too green to go into such a ganie against veteran spies like us. You do not realize how well equipped we are for watching every one whom we suspect. Really, you must blame Count Kato for not having posted you better!" "All of you mention Count Kato," Ted complained. plans for several days yet. Eh? Was that the word you meant to send him?" "What's the use of talking with you?" demanded Ted, bitterly. "You are prepared not to believe a word that I say." "Oh, well, it really doesn't matter," jeered the Russian, in a voice that sounded almost good-natured. "Kong!" "Yes," answered the crafty yellow man. "Did you get the naval plans this afternoon?" "I have them-here!" Kong Tow took from his clothing a package of papers. He glanced at them an instant, then passed them over. "Everything is here, all right?" demanded the Russian. "Everything, as I expect my reward for this work!" "So, then ..Rovsky tucked the papers away in an inner pocket, fast ened them in with safety pins, then turned smilingly to the boy. "So, my Yankee friend, you thought to binder the Rus sian government from getting possession of these Japanese naval plans? You thought to outwit the whole Russian spy system here in Tokio. Alas, for you! You're out of luck, as your countrymen phrase it. In three hours or so my self and these be safe aboard the Russian war ship Dimitri Goloskoinin Yokohama Harbor. While youwell, as for you, Kong Tow will tell you about that-will show you, in fact. Good-by! In the next world, if you should meet the shades of any of the secret agents of Rus sia, give them awide berth! Again, good-by!" With a light-hearted laugh, this agent of the Russian government rose and made bis way calmly to the door. He closed it behind him, the sound of his footsteps dying out. Now Kong Tow turned, upon the boy. The yellow man's face was set, hard, with the lines of cruelty that so easily come into the Chinese face. "Now, you Yankee fool," hissed the Chinese spy, "we shall show what can be done with you!" CHAPTER VII. A STRENUOUS MOMENT. It is worse than foolish to hope to coax mercy out of a Chinaman when his mind is made up to torture or kill. That much Teel knew from the length of time that he had lived in the East. There are hundreds of thousands of Chinese in the Philippines. "Won't. you, now, be good enough to explain who this count is?" One who lives there any length of time grows to know "No," said Rovsky, with a shrug of his shoulders. "The the Chinese almost as well as he could from a long resicount's name makes us feel nervous. We will not discuss dence in China. him, nor even mention him any more." Ted therefore felt almost absolute despair when the ' Lighting: a cigarette and seating himself on a bamboo crafty Kong looked down, loweringly, at him. stool, the Russian eyed the boy curiously, but in silence, "I have been thinking what to do with you," observed the for some moments. Chinaman. "I have about decided on the slicing. Do "I suppose," Rovsky remarked, at last, "that you in-you understand what that is?" to send word to Count-er, to your superior officer-Did he? that we had decided not to make any attempt on the naval Ted Terrill's heart almost stopped beating on the instant l:.

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16 BY THE MIKADO'S ORDER. The "slicing" i s the most inhuman, t11e most tormenting form of killing that the Chinese mind, noted for its cruelty, has ever been able toJ devise It consist s in cutting small strips, or "slices," of the vie. tim'.s flesh away from his body. These "slices" ar e usually very small, bnt the torment if' as great as if the "slices" were larger. In time, of course, the victim bleeds to death. Yet one who administers the "slicing" carefully and thoughtfully can make the v ictim's torment last for hours before death comes mercifully in to end the torture. "You have seen my knife before," mocked Kong, taking out his weapon and holding it before the boy's eyes. "You shall soon know whether it is sharp. While you are waiting, you may be glad to know that it is near you." With the mocking essence of utter cruelty, Kong laid the knife down on the boy's breast. "We are not much afraid of noise here," went on Kong "Still, it may be better to gag you, for, when a fellow is being sliced, sometimes his voice grows to be three or four times as strong as usual. I have known it to be so in China!'; With that Kong turned away, going over to a cupboard and ra nsacking in it. Probably he was after material for a gag. The other Chin?man, who had been Ted's captor for hours, had gone into the next room. But now he came back through the open doorway. As he did so 11e uttered a warning yell, then stood on the threshold, as if undecided whether _to leap forward or to flee. It will be remembered that one of Ted Terrill's hands, the left, had been fre e d in order that he might read. Just before Kong had first come in Ted had wedged the newspaper down between the cot and the wall. At the same time he had rested that left hand down by his side Hence, 11eithe r Kong nor Rovsky had noticed that the captive American had one hand free. Possibly the other Chinaman, who now stood rooted to the thresJ10ld, had forgotten the fact. But Ted Terrill, with that sharp knife resting on his chest, ancl one hand free, had speedily released the other. He had freed one foot, too, just at that instant when Kong' s yellow friend discovered what was up. 'T'ed, when c aught at it, was ju st about to slash the cords lash e d around the other ankle. With a cry of rage, Kong wheeled, rushing over to the cot But Ted, knowing how helpless he was when tied at all, coolly, deliberately used that other instant for freeing the imprisoned foot. Now, with a roar, he leaped to his feet, just in time to shove Kong Tow back. "Now you won't last a minute-you two yellow heathen!" challenged Ted Terrill. Bl1t Kong was wholly game. Calling to hi s friend in Chinese, Kong then closed in, ,., looking for a chance to grapple, even though the boy held the keen knife--even though Ted Terrill's eyes blazed with a wicked light that had never shone there before. Yet, in all his rage, the boy could not tolerate the idea of fighting with a knife. That was t6o un-American 1 Tossing the blade behind him he b:eard it fall back on the cot. Now, with a grunt, Kong leaped at him Ted landed out with his fists. But that was only a feint. Seeing the other Chinaman closing in also, Ted, as he feinted with bis fists, brought up one of his feet, landing with crushing force in Kong's stomach Bump Kong was down-and out! He lay as helpless as a sense less log of wood. But the other Chinaman was to be reckoned with now. In sheer fear he was rushing forward to pnt up a good fight. Ted went for him, again feinting with his fists. At the instant of striking, just as this yellow fellow dodged, Ted ducked low down, grabbed the enemy around the legs, and lifted him over his shoulder. Just a fleeting instant Ted Terrill held the fellow there, balanced across his right shoulder. Then-hurl I Ted dashed the fellow, head-first, against the wall. It an awful force with which that enemy struck. He land ed on the floor in a senseless heap. But Ted did not wait to look. Rushing through into the other room, be made for the door. It was lock ed, but Ted Terrill was full of the st rength of desperation. Hurling his shoulders against the door, he cracked it. A second, savage, determined assault broke the door so that J1e could pull it open. H e was in a corridor, at the head of a :flight of stairs an instant later. Down the stairs he hastened, to the open street door. Then out in the street he landed. One glimpse around him told him that he was in a Chine s e quarter of Tokio. ) He soon came to a corner, from which he knew his way. He was once more in a Japanese part.of the city. "R.ovsky boasted that he was on the way to Yokohama. Then he must go to the railway station. I'll overhaul him there," determined the boy. "Get away with those naval plans he shall not!" Ted hurried briskly along on foot for the very good reason that there was no jinriki sha in sight. As soon as he came across one of those queer, but handy little street wagons of Japan, he meant to spring into it and order the coollie to make the best possible speed to the railway station. For the present, he turned the first cornersthat he came

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.BY THE MIKADO'S ORDER. to on the most dire c t w a y to the main railway s tation of Tokio. And s uddenly, while so hurrying along he r e ceived the greatest kind of a shock. A s h e passed one corner and looked down a s ide s treet his g lance fell upon Ivan Rovsky. Ted was s o surpri s ed, for a :few seconds, that he had to look again. "Thunder, yes, that's Ivan Rovsky, the Russian spy!" h e throbbed. "But the fellow is not headed toward the railwa y station. What does it mean? What's up? Well, ther e's just one .way to settle that. I'll follow him and turn, him o v er to the :firs t Japane s e policeman that we may meet!" "Do not think of it again, I b e g y ou," went on Rovsky. "Then you excuse me? "Readily." "Thank you, and good-afternoon." "Au revoir, my friend." The stranger came on, hurrying pa s t the doorway that sheltered our hero. He did not look in that way and s o did not s e e our hero. In just an insf ant Ted T e rrill was on th e trail again. Around another corn e r they w ent, into a pretty Japanese street. And now T e d Terrill fairl y throbbed with joy. "Oh, glory!" he thrilled. "It's all ri ght now!" Ahead, down this str e et, saunt e ring tow ard the Russian and the American, w ere three little Japanese policemen in CHAPTER VIII. their natty uniforms. "SIGNED YOUR OWN DEATH WARRAN'l' !" They were l a ughin g and chatting, the s e three policemen, It was yet some time before dark. as i off duty : Never b e fore in his li:fe had Ted Terrill done a real, Now T e d dicl not hesitate to close up the g ap betwee n s eriou s job o:f shadowing. Rovsky and himself Now he mu s t do it, and do it well. What did it matt e r i th e wil y Russian did discover th e Wor s t o:f all, in the s e quiet cross streets there were :few American boy in hi s tra o k s ? peopl e astir. These policem e n could attend to the rest. They were all Japane se, however, and, :from his glimpses Ted knew that well enough. 0 them, Ted :feared that none of them understood English. The Japanese policemen are among the best athl etes of "I can't fumble by calling upon any old passer-by to the world. help me," gritte d the boy. "I've fumbled enough already. At running, flg !iting, grappling, they ar e qnick and r eady. Now I'll :feel e t e rnall y disgraced if Rovsky get s away from Rovs ky, h e arin g th e rapid s teps b e hin d him did turn me-with thos e n a val plans! Oh, dear, when you really jus t as the J a panese p o licem e n a n d a f e w c itizen s o f the want a poli c eman it's as hard to :find one here as it is in Empire neare d the scen e the United States." Swift as a fl.as h th e Russi a n turn e d s a w T ed, and und e rThe real rea son for the scarcity o:f policemen now did stood. not at once o c cur to young Terrill. "If any 0 you. p o lic e m e n s p e ak Eng li s h lis t en!" s h o ul e d The Japane s e are s u c h a law-loving people, with so much Terrill, swiftl y "That m a n i s a Russi a n s p y H e has t h e re s pect or order, that their policemen have u s ually an easy plan s of your na v al office in hi s p ocket ta king the m 1.o time, except when :foreig ners start trouble. Yokohama. S eize him! I will prove I s a y !" Thi s was one o:f the quietest and mos t orderly sections 0 For a moment the three policemen stood sti1l, l ooking Tokio-one 0 th e l e a s t likel y pla c e s in which to find one in wond e r at the American boy. of th e littl e but a gile brown policemen. Rovsky, him s elf pl a inl y did n ot know what to do. Ahead down the s treet, came another white man, dressed "You' ll :find the naval plan s i n hi s inn e r coat pocket !'' in Europeall costume. cried Ted. Ted scanned him eagerly. Flop! Rovsky was on h i s back in a jiffy, anc1 the p a p e rs By some s t range c hance h e might turn out to be some s ecured. one who would h e lp me h a ndle Rovsk y fl.as h e d through "You a c cur s ed Yankee meddler!" s hri e k e d the Russian. 1.he boy's mind "But, no! I can't chan c e i t I c an't take "You hav e s i g n e d your o w n d eat h w arrant!" an y risk of a fluke th a t would give the Russian a chance to "Oh, you b e g l o wed Ted. ''rve fulfill e d my s lip away from m e A-ab ) ta s k and hav e pr e rnnt e d you from gettin g away wilh the F o r thi s white s tran g er coming toward th e m both, had goods I don't c ar e a hang abo u t your thre atF:, so keep c ollid e d lig htl y with th e Ru s sian. them to yourself." "I b e g t e n thou s and pardons!" T e d heard the strang e r The Japanese poli ceme n do n o t carry h and cuffs but, in. prote s t, a s our hero dodged in under cover of a convenient stead, a long cord with whi c h th e y a r e wonde rfully exp ert doorway. at tying pri sone rs. "Do not :feel uncomfortable about it, sir," Ted heard While two of the poli c emen now bus i e d th e m selves with Rovsky r e ply, with an easy laugh. tying this ragi ng pri sone r the thi r d bro u g ht the pac ket "But I was s o clumsy to run into you." of papers slowly toward T ed. "It was an accident." "How did you know about this, pl e ase?" asked the po" Thank you :for saying so." liceman, p olite, even in hi s e x citement.

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1 8 l BY THE MIKADO'S ORD ER. I ente r e d t h e secret s ervice und e r Count Kato this morning," T e d w h ispe r e d "You ll find tha t it's a ll r ight. I'll go with you to the police st a tion, and from t here you can report to hi s excelle ncy the count The polic eman appear e d s ati sfied, Ted's manner m i s bot h so composed an d s o pos itive. Curiously, t h e J apanes e unwrapp e d the pa c k e t, g l anc in g at the she e t s i n side "Why," h e m ur mur ed, "there s nothing w r itten on t h ese pages!" ' "Nothing wri t ten the r e? gasp e d T e d It was a facer But the littl e police man patiently hel d the s he e ts ou t I b e fore .our h er o 's eyes Truly enough, no w r iti n g appeared o n those pages "Have I been foole d again? Ted dem ande d disg u sted l y, of himself. "Th e n why was Rovsky s o ang ry?" Sudd e nl y a tho ug h t fl.ashed in to his mind "Don' t let t hose s h eets get away from you," urged T e r rill. "They may prov e to b e writt e n in s y mpathetic ink a kind of i nk t h a t fades almost as soo n as the w ritin g i s put on. One of your Jap anese chemists may find a way to bring that wri ti n g out o n the pages, just as a Russi a n chemist would if h e had the c h a n ce." "I see," nodded the l ittle brown policeman Yet, plainly, he was disappoi n ted "Hold on!" vibr ated Ted Terrill, "A little way back there anoth er w h ite man j o st l ed into Rovsky Woul dn t that have given a c hance to s l ip t he real papers into the hands or pocket of a confederate?" "Surely! It may be. !" ass ented the policeman "And-bla z es! I s n t that way"pointing-" t h e wa y to the Shimbashi r a ilway statioB ?" "Assuredly," rep l ied the Japanese office r The Sh im bash i is the fir s t railway station out pas t the Jnain Tokio stati on o n the li ne to Yokohama.. Shimba shi i s a s u burb o f the J apanese capital. Ted s eyes began t o b laze wit h the determination of t h e chase over to my comrad e wl1 0 will see that t hey go to the police station with t h e p r isoner. Come! "A p l easan t jou rn e y throug h life for you, Teel Terrill! call e d Rovsky, quiverin g l y "Whe r evei"yo u go you w ill be clog ged unti l your l ife pays for t his day' s work But Ted was too fu ll of the e xcite m ent of the man -hun t to pay a n y heed to the R uss i an s p y In a noth e r i n s t ant Ted h a d all he could do to keep his mi n d on hi s legs. Fo r that l ittle J a panese polic e man, trained a thlete tha t he was, was sett i ng a pace in sprinti n g t h a t ca ll e d fo r the best runn i ng powers o f the l o n ger -l egged A m eric an. Ere they had gone m uch mor e than an eig h t h o f a mile, however, they came u pon an empty j i nrik i s h a The policeman spoke to the cooli e r ap i d l y i n J apane s e Then our hero and hi s new fri e nd piled into the o dd littl e vehicle. It was a n affa i r made t o carry on e passen ge r b u t n o w, with squeezin g, it was made to accommoda t e t wo. The d i stance to the Shimbashi statio n was s omethin g mor e than two mi les, but th i s c o o llie, travelin g always a.t a tro t had the m a t their d est in atio n in less tlrnn twent y m in u tes I I A r riv in g a t t he station, T e d a nd the littl e p oliceman r aced i n togethe r. But the y fou nd, i n a twink ling, t h a t a t r a i n had l eft for Yokohama some two min u tes before "Come over here to this man, comman d ed the police man, taking Teel by t h e arm and l ea d ing h i m to a rather ta ll Japanese i n o r d i nary E u ropea n attire". "Describe t he m an we are lookin g for," ord e red the poli c a ma n Ted compl ied. "It is too bad," cried the tall J apanese, impat i ent l y "The man you describ e w ent on that train to Yokohama I "But you can tel e graph and have him a r re s ted, can't y ou?" Teel appea l e d to the little poli ceman. "He ca. n," r e p l ied the policem an, n o ddin g t o w ar d the tall J a p anese. W h o i s h e? "See h e re, my friend," he whispered, as the other two "An insp e ctor." policem e n he l ped the hand ti e d Rus s ian to his feet, "A police official ?;, "wouldn't it be worth our while-y our s and mine-to g rab "Yes It i s his duty to know who a rrives and goes the first ji nrikisha and inalrn fast time to the Shimbashi away by the trains." st ation?" "Then, in h e aven's name ask him to t eleg raph qui c k." "It mi ght be," nodd e d the little policeman, patientl y "I will do so," nodded t h e tall one. "But we n eed not and not with out interest hurry now. It is twenty minut e s before there i s another "Will you do it? Will you go with me?'" begged Ted, train for Yokohama. And it will be more than an hour exci tedly For, of course, I couldn't make an arre st lawb e for e the oth e r train r e aches Yokohama. Come, now, give full y whil e you could But I could pick that stra ng e r out m e a good des cription, again, of that stranger." of a c rowd of te n t hous and men." The inspector jotted down n otes of T ed's very fu ll de"Wa it, an d the n I will go with you," ans wered the li t tl e s criptio n. officer. Then the i n spect o r went away. H e call e d on e of his f ell o w p olicem en to him and they He was gon e some te n minutes, but a t las t r et urned. spoke in w hi s p e rs, i n J a p anese "It is all r i ght," nodded the in specto r to t h e poli ceman "Come nodded the policema n who had the bla nk she e ts, "I have hea r d from headq uart e rs. T his Amer ican is, as h e "we will go. I will turn these seemingly worthl ess sheets says an agent in the service of Coun t Kato J I

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I BY THE MIKADO S ORDER. "Now, listen : You, Policeman Kimawara, will go with this American to Yokohama If he points out any man and orders you to !1fres t him, you will do so. You w i ll help thi s American in every way that you can Then turning to our h e ro, the inspe c tor went on: "I have t e leg rap:\led to Yokohama, and you and Kim a wara ar e to go on the next train. There you will s e e i f the poli c e get the rig h t man. A n d, if not, you will searc h Yokohama for him "I'll go to the dock nearest to the Russi a n war s hip Dimi tri Gol o skoi, fir s t of all," Ted r e torted "Yes, that would be best," admitted the inspector At Yokohama y ou will find that there will be plenty police men on hand to help you Then the inspector went away During the next ten minu1es that they waited for the train, Kimawara folded his arllls and stood in one as motionless and expressionless as a cigar s tore Indian T ed, who could not keep from pacing up a n d down the p l atform, envied the little Japane s e for his calmness. "But it hi s fun e r a l if th e Ru s sian s all get away," muttered Ted. "If I don't stop tho s e naval plans fro m falling i nto the wrong hands I shall fee l lik e the prize foo l of the whole United States!" The train came at l ast. T ed hi s companion enter e d one of the s e cond cla s s cars. The y trav e led free, on the business of hi s majesty, th e Mikado, as the inspector took pains to explain to the J a p ane s e condu ctor. Then began the l ong rid e It i s some e i g hte e n mile s b e twe e n Tokio and Yokohama, but the faste s t train t akes more than an hour to make the trip There are some dozen statio n s on the way, and the train stops at them a ll. But, of cour se, Yokohama, which is the seaport city o f Tokio, was r e ach e d at last As Ted and Kimawa r a stepped from the train a Japanese in Europ e an dre s s s t eppie d toward them und e r the r ailway station li g hts, for it was now dark "Are you Count Kata s American A gent?" whis p e r e d this strang e r. "Yes Have you arrested the man we telegraph e d y ou about?" "We have a r rested three of them," replieq. the Yokohama inspector. "Three?" c huckled Ted "You've been doing a big business then Let me see the prisone r s CHAPTER IX. THE D A R K DEED ON YOKOHAMA BAY. "Come then!" Thi s Yokohama ins pector led the way to a room a t the far e nd o f the r a ilway s tation Out s i de the door a policeman stood on gu a rd. Ins id e the room were two mor e litt l e b rown policem e n, with the three p r i s oners T e d too k a quick look ove r them all. You 've got thre e m en," he s ighed, di s appointedly, "b11t n o t o n e o f t h e m i s the ri ght one The polic e in s p e ct o r look e d muc h concerned. Th e r e w e r e but seven Europeans on th e train," h e r e p l ied. "Three o f the oth e r s w e r e women, and one a c hild " Th e n our m a n got off a t som e s tation fu r the r up t h e l ine, s uggested Kimawara O f c ourse," T e d repl ied. "And now, if he inte nds t o mak e Yokoham a t o n ig ht, he is coming in by jinri kisha. " I h a v e order s to give you a s man y policeme n as yon want, observed the in s p e ctor W e mu s t get over, a t once, to the dock n e arest t o the R u ssia n war s h ip," T e d d e clar e d "And I s u ppose you w ill r e lease these prison e r s "At onc e if you so direct it," r e pli e d the inspecto r wit h a b ow. "Why of course," retorted Ted "May I s p e ak to t h em?" "Certa inl y A ll three of t h e pri s oner s appeared to be eit h e r English o r Ame rican s They had been eyein g our hero in no partic ularl y plea s ant way, a s if the y blam e d him f o r their tempo r ary tro ubl e "It was too b ad th a t y ou were give n a ll this trouble," smi l e d T e d goin g over to them. "But the police w ere after a man, a w hi te man, a nd they couldn't take an y chance of l ett in g him get a w a y "Oh, the p olice wer e polit e enough a n d we hav en t had a r ough t i me, l aug h e d one of the prison e r s "But who's rea ll y wan te d and what for?" Ted shook hi s h e ad s miling "An d h o w h a ppen t he Japanese pol ice to be taking orde r s fro m you?" question e d another of t h e trio. "They d on't," Terrill e xplained, glibly. Bu t I h a ppen to know t he man they're aft e r You're n o t under arrest a n y l onge r. Good ni g h t, gentleme n !" T e d hu s tl e d outs id e He r e Kimawara a n d four other policemen a waited him, as well as s i x j i nriki s has. T e ll the m t o tak e u s to dock nea r est to the Rus s ian s hip," our h ero r eques t ed, and Kimawara ga v e the order in J ap anese. It was bar e ly a five minutes' ride t o t he dock A t Yokoha ma none of the ships t i e up at a dock, but a n c hor in the b a y A f te r dar k a police regulation requires that a boat from any s hip may l and o n l y at the nearest dock. H e nce the w a t c hin g the Russian s h ip pro m ised to b e an e asy a ffair. S wift tim e was made over to the dock. Arrivi n g the re, however the poli c e party found no o ne o n the dock, nor any s m a ll boat alongside. Out in the bay, a q u arte r of a mi l e from s hore, t h e crui s er Dimitri Goloskoi .twin k l e d where that shi p r ode a t an c hor It was the first R uss i an n a va l vessel that had vi s ited Japanese waters s ince the e nding of the war

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20 BY THE MIKADO'S ORDER. \ It is doubtful if il ould ha rn b e en there now had it not been on peculiar business. \ Out on the cruiser all was quiet, though, as the big craft smmg around, her light s shone on a small boat tied to a s1ringing boom. "We want to hid e here if we can," whispered Ted, to Kimawara. "If that boat is coming ashore to-night we want to be here to see on what busines s." It was an e asy matter to hide in a building half way down to the dock. In the fraction of a minute Ted and his five little policemen-" toy cops" an American boy might call them until he knew better-were hidden inside the building. The>n followed a long wait. A s the time dragged by our hero began to feel that it was being wast ed. "Anoth e r fool's enand," he muttered, disgustedly. rrerrill had his eye most of the time at a slit that had been cut in the paper blind over a window in that darkened room. From his post the boy could watch the "buncl," or water front street. No one could s t e p upon the dock from the bund without being seen by Ted. At the other end of the little s tructure stood Kimawara as rnch like a cig ar-store Indian as he had been once b e fore that night. It was Kimawara' s task to wat c h the Dimitri Golos}rnj and her small boat alongside. An hour must have passed when one of the littl e police men laid a hand on Ted 's arm. "Kimawara, he say that boat come in from Ru sski war ship," whisper e d the policeman in the boy's ear. "I wish I could see somebody at this e nd coming to meet it," muttered Ted. "The boatmen are resting on oars, littl e way from dock," r e ported the same Yokohama policeman, fiye min \1tes later. "Nothing doing at this end," grunted Ted, disgu st edly. rrwo minutes later he changed his tune. Some one was approaching the dock. His eyes now well used to the dark, Terrill watched. his h e a rt' thumping under his ribs. \ h, yes Here cam e the man. Ted stared at him hard, gluping down. "That's my man," he declared, suddenly. But he did not speak aloud. He took another good look as the man came closer. Beyond any question, it was the same man who had jo st led Rovsky on that side street in Tokio. "Now I've got you thrilled Ted Terrill. H e stepped soft l y over to the door listening until the sound of footsteps showed that the fellow had gone by. Th en T e d T er rill whispered swift l y in the ear of patient Kimawara, who nodded By the time that the stra.nger who merely was thirty feet th e little building, its door opened. Ted Terrill stepped softly ont. Turning, he followed, very softly in th e tracks of the stranger. That individual was slowly puffin g at an almost fresh cigar. Halting and turning, near the end of the dock, he came face to face with the American boy. For just an instant the stranger started. Then the sight of a white man's face seemed to reas sure him. "Good-evening," spoke Ted, politely. "Ah, good-evening," came the cheery greeting from the other. "Taking the air on the dock?" smiled Ted, pleasantly But our hero's glance, co. vertly, was on the boat from the Rus sian warship. That little craft had started to come in toward the dock. Now it. had stepped again, the rowers resting on their oars. The man whom Ted had accosted did not reply, so our hero again asked, carelessly: "Taking the evening air here?" "No. I-I--" "Oh, I didn't mea.n to intrude on your business," Ted made haste to assure him._ "Pardon me." "There can b e nothing to pardon," smiled the stranger. Then, again, he started-ever so slightly. But watchful Ted Terrill noted it. The cause of that start must have been the sudden sight of a little J apan ese policeman who came strolling down t he dock. Soon after t!iere ca.me another. The st ranger with the new cigar began to look a bit un easy "Great little fellows, thes e policemen, aren't they?" in qui red Ted, carelessly. "A very fine body of m e n, I believe," replied the stranger, but he spoke rather hurriedl y There was a s light quiver in hi s voice. "They are very intelligent and clever," Ted went on, "I hear that they seldom miss or lose their when they go afte r one." "So I hear," agreed the strange r Then, once more, he looked annoyed For now a third policeman was in sight, strolling toward them. As if he did not care for such company, the stranger turned, walking down to the end of the dock .. Ted went slowly after him. "Here comes still another policeman," smiled our hero, looking straight and hard into the str anger's eyes. "What can bring so ma.ny at this one spot?" queried the stranger, in a still more uneasy voice. "I haven't the ghost of an idea," smiled Ted. "Have you?" 1 The stranger started, dropping his lligar over the edge of the dock into the water.

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. BY THE MIKADO S ORDER. l ''.I? A ny i dea? Wh y s hou l d I have?" d e mand e d the s tranger Hi's kn ees seemed to b e s h aking s li g htl y und e r him n o w If this m a n was gu i lty o f any wrong doing th a t made him fear the police, the n T e rrill wa s pla y ing with him in cat-and-mouse fas hion. "I wonder wha t that boa t i s c orning in for? s uddenly propound e d o ur h e ro glanc ing ove r the water, ju s t before the fifth p o licem an ap pear e d on the dock. "How s h o uld I kn o w ? cri e d th e s tran g er, irritably. "The n it's n o t c orni n g af te r you eh?" Th e s tranger 's face w a s beginn i n g to grow somewha t gha s tly. "You' re ask in g a g r ea t man y questi o ns," grumbled the man. Kimawar a cam e slowly up to th e m He e yed the s trang e r, who trie d to meet the scrutiny bravely. Then the little policeman inquired: "You g oin g out to the Russian ship?" It i s not wise to b eat about the bus h with a p oliceman s o the s trang e r, evid e ntl y try in g to s tead y his voice, re plied: "Yes." To-night?" "Certainly." "Now?" "Yes." Kimawara turned to glance inquiringly at our h ero. The stra nger too, followe d that g l a nce. His kne e s w e r e going s adl y und e r him now. The boat rowed by e i ght m e n, a nd wit h a y oun g Russi a n officer a t the s t e rn was almo s t i n now. Onc e mor e Kimawara turne d to our h erQ, a s kin g quietl y : "What do you say? Doe s thi s m a n go to t h e Russ i an ship?" "What ar e y ou asking thi s boy for ? cried the s tranger, angril y But Kimawara ins i s t ed: "Does he g o sir? Shall he go?" "I think h e'd better go with you, fir st," Ted replied, coolly. Now tpe stranger, though s haking, turned like a wild a n imal at bay "What does this mean?" he demanded, loudly. "If it means anything at all," spoke Ted, coolly, tpough his heart. was pounding, "it mean s that you might as well go quietly with these policemen. A fuss won't hurt any one but yourself." With a ga s p and a quiver, the s tran g er wheeled around tryin g to leap from the dock down into the water s of the bay. But Kimawara swift as a wildcat, c aught him by the shoulders and drew him back. Flop The stranger was on hi s back now, s o quickly that he never knew how he got ther e "Stop this outrage!" he kicking lustily. -----------------..... Bu t, w h i l e four policeme n held him hel p less, K1mnwar::i." wen t thro u gh th e fe llow's pockets H e br o u ght s o m e pape r s to l ight, s can ned them by a id of a m a t c h. W e have the r ea l p ape r s thi s time," a nnounced Kimawara coolly. "Take this man a l o ng." With th e qui ckne s s wit h w hi c h t hey do t h e ir w ork these littl e brown polic e m e n b o und the ir p rison e r a n d dragg e d him to hi s feet, m arch in g him off t h e dock. "Whe r e i s the A m eric an ?" c ri e d Kim a w a ra, s uddenly, reali z i ng t h a t our hero was not o n t h e dock. H e must have rn n ahea d rep li e d o n e of the other policemen. S o they tru dged a w a y un s u s p ect in g T e d T e rrill, whil e sta n d in g a t the e nd o f th e clock l ookin g o n at t h e sear c h ha d been st ru c k b y a sailo!-' who had climb e d stealt hil y up t h e s t e p s b e hi n d him T e d 's s li ght sp lash as h e la nd e d in t h e w a t e r was not h ea rd b y the e ager lit t l e J apa nese policemen. As T e d cam e to t h e s urface, besid e the Ru s sian boat ; a mus cuiar h a nd g rip ped his throat in a ti ght clutch, s hutting off bi s br e ath Several u g l y faces g l a r e d dow n at him. Ted was a pri sone r in the hand s the Russians CH APTER X. .A. RU SSIAN PRISONER. Th a t f e arful grip a t th e throat soon stra n g led Ted Terrill i n t o uncon scious ness. As lon g a s hi s brain re m ai ned awake h e s tru g gled Bu t o t h e r h ands reach e d over the g unw a l e o f the boat and d re w hi m aboard H e was o u t now; a ll m e mor y a blnnk. Down in t o th e b ottom of the b oa t h e was dropped and covere d with a tarpaulin Slowly, l e i s ur e ly, th e Russian boa t starte d on its r eturn to th e w a r ship No hail from th e poli ce did th e offic er in cha r g e of thi s boat f e ar. H e was an office r of a w a rship of a s o called "friendly power The s m a ll boat of a warship with an officer in charge ; is no mor e s ubje c t to police control than would be the war s hip itself. But Kimawa.ra and hi s c ompanions never thought to look for Ted Terrill in that direction natural1 y that our hero had run ah e ad to the s treet. Even when they did not see him there, the J apanese policem e n thou ght but littl e about it. C ount Kato' s agen t w a s not accountabl e to them. He c ould do as he pl e ased. A t the moment whe n T e d' s pri sone r s ecur e l y bound, was bein g l ifte d into a jinriki s ha, T e d T e rrill himself, another prison e r was bein g c arrie d up ove r the s ide of th e Rus sian cruiser. From one of the cabin s there s t e pp e d out the c apt ain a nd

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22 BY THE MIKADO'S ORD ER. a tall, elderly Rus s ian in a black frock s ui t and high si l k hat. The officer who had been in eha rge of t h e smai l boat whispered a few excited word s to the capta in and t h e other man. Right after that, Ted, who was beginnin g to revive, was carried below by two marines. T e d came to in a small, stuffy room t hat was c1ark. He lay upon the floor . There was no furniture in the roomnothing that he could :find except a floor and wall s a ceil i n g that he coulc1 dimly see, and a heavy, iron-barred door Jus t in a very dim li ght, some o n e was pac i ng. A s T e d came more to his sens e s h e c on c lu ded tha t this must be a sentry, a guard. He crept to the door, lookin g out. Y es, the man was in uniform a nd car ri e d a Titl e at h is shoulder. To say that Ted was fea rfull y down at the mouth woul d be putting it mildl y He was all but paral y z e d with f rig h t Often had he read of t h e fat e that befa ll s those w ho g et in the way of Russi a 's polit ica l age n ts Now he was to exper ience it all for h imse lf. "Good-b y now, unless the J aps get w ise, and c ome out here to mak e a sear ch!" t hro b b e d the boy. T hey can t do that, eith er. The police have n o right, unde r t h e laws of to sear c h the wars h ip o f anothe r power." His lips came togeth e r gri m l y "What hop e i s the r e for m e ?" h e asked himself And the n answer e d himself, d espai rin g l y : "None! None, in the world Then came st ill anoth e r t h o u g h t, one that caused him nearly to bre a k out into w ild h yste rical l a u ghter : "My only hope lie s in the Ru ssian sense of mer cy!" Russian mercy What a hollo w m o ckery t hat would be ."Ted, old f e llo w jus t pull your self togethe r and pre p a r e for the w orst P repa re, for a s s ure a s th e r e i s a sky above us y ou ll g e t it-the w hol e li mit and ha.rd! Th e r e i s a coura ge that i s b o ld in the dayl i ght, and that yet falt e r s in the da rk. I Th e g r eat N a poleon has decl a r ed that "the rar est kind o f courage i s t h e two o 'cloc k in t h e m o rn ing courage There, in t h e d a rk in the s il e nce, save for some l ig h t t hrobbi ngs o f di s tant ma c hin e r y the t r e ad o f t hat o n e s entry, Ted f ell a prey to the worst fea r s H e found him s elf s h aki n g with fri g h t. Then he pulled him s elf togeth er. Y on've g ot to keep your nerv e o ld fe ll ow," h e t o ld h im sel f an g ril y You r e not t h e first Amer ican that has b a d to fac e d eath-or worse. Most o f t hem d ied like men, 01' fa cec1 wha tever ,tbey h a d t o f ace w ith s et teet h and steady kneel'!. Y ou c an't l e t yourself get w orse than ot h er Ame ric an s !" Aft e r that he f e ll to w a t c hing e v e ry s i g n o f fear trying to crush it out. He practic e d smiling t h e r e in t h e dark and f elt tha t he was getti n g on bette r. Bu t, a fter a n h our, the awful loneline ss began to pre y up o n him "If I h ad even a dog to talk to," he thought. Th e n h i s tho u ghts travel e d bac k to Rovsky and that otlte r R ussi a n spy whom h e had h e lp e d to "jug." T hey' r e not g oin g throu g h anything like thi s," he muttered. "They're ha v ing it easy, e x cept for b e ing prisone r s I c an gues s the w a y they're being handled Polite police official s h a v e assure d the m o f r e g r e t at b e in g obl iged to detai n them. They' v e b e en fe d if t h ey' r e hung ry; served wit h tea, if t h ey' r e thirs t y The y hav e h a d t h ei r c i ga r ettes su p p li e d them, and h a v e been a s k e d if an y thin g e lse could b e don e for their comfort. That's the J apanese poli ten ess. If a J a panese ha s to kill you, even h e' ll do it p o li te l y Ted, m y boy, y ou got the worst of this deal But ta l king to himself threa.te n ec1 to make for madrie ss. H e longed for som e o t h e r hum a n being to talk to. How w o u l d the sentry do? H e would try him. "Sen t ry, c an't I hav e a drink of water?" Ted asked, s oftl y Tramp tram p went t h e m a n s fe et; there was no other a nswer "Sentry I" call e d the boy shar pl y Shifting hi s r ifle t o carry a rm s the sentry came to the door of the littl e cell. "Can't you get me a drink of water, or have somebody g e t it for m e ?" appe al e d the boy The marine l ooked st upidly at him. T ed, s tand in g w ith his f ace to the bar s could just make o u t that face "Can't you get me a drink of ?" repeated the boy. The se:rftr y a nswer e d him in gutt e ral Russian. "Oh, he can't und e r s tand Engli s h, of c ourse," throbbed t h e boy, disappo i n t e dl y T e d had h ear d tha t man y Russian s s pok e Fre nch fluentl y O ur h e r o had h a d a f e w months of drill in the French l anguage a t school. Now he t ri e d Fre n c h haltin g l y upon thi s s entry. But a.gai n t h e f e llow shook hi s hea d, ans wering in that s ame ha r s h R ussia n j ar gon. "Oh dear, no! Onl y the educated Rus sians s p e ak Frenc h groa ned the boy. "This poor fellow i sn't e ducat ed; probab l y can't read and writ e in his own languag e." It has been sta t e d tha t not three in a hundred of t he sol d i e r s know how to r e ad a n d write. Tramp tra mp! The sen try had r e sumed hi s pacing. "Nothing d o in g t h e re," s i g h e d T e d di s consolately. "I wonde r how l ate in t h e ni g h t it i s." He had h is w a t c h, a nd i t was ti c kin g noi s il y in tha t s il ent place, b u t it was t o o d a rk e v e n a t the g r a ted door, to make o u t the pos i t ion of the tiny hand s ove r the dial. "I wonder i f I c ould s leep," throbbe d Ted. "That would k ill a hea p of tim e and cure a lot of lonelines s."

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BY THE :MlKADOs ORDER. There was nothing to lie on, save the hard floor, which It was some kind of stew, illsmelling and greasy, with appeared to be built of some kind of cement. a wedge of unbuttered, coarse bread thrust in at the top. But Ted lay down, shifting every time the floor seemed It was the toughest kind of a breakfast that Ted Terrill especially hard under him. had ever eaten-but he was hungry. At last he began to sleep fitfully. Then, after a while, he He ate all he could "stomach" of the quee r stuff, washs l ept more deep l y ing it down with a villainous imitation of coffee from the Yet, at best, it was a hard and painful sleep other pot. After some hours our hero woke up for good, but so stiff All the while the servant squatted on the floor beside and so pain racked in his bones that at first he could haruly the boy, watching him as he would stare at a freak. stir. "There, I've feasted like a prince, thank you," crid "This won't do," grumbled the boy. "I've got to exerTed, amiably, at last, handing back what was l eft of the cise out of this." meal. "But don't go. I rather like company down here." Taking off his jacket, tossing it to the floor, he s tarted With a grin, the servant gathered up the dishes and the in on some of the light gymnastics that he had been taught lantern to do in the public school back in the United States. Once more the corporal unlocked the cell door and let Soon the sentry heard something going on in that cell. the servant out. Then the bolts were shot again. Ted saw him standing at the door, peeping in, a look "If it's breakfast-time, it must be daylight, too," sighed of bewilderment on his stupid face. the boy ... "Oh, dear! I never realized how good the. sunThen there was a low hail outside. light was before!" Soon another marine, a corporal; came with a lantern. Another hour dragged by before there came again the Together the two marines stood peering in between the tramp of a corporal's squad. iron barn at this strange American youth. They opened the cell door, motioning to the boy to come "There's no need to stop for you fellows," grunted Ted. out. So he went on with his strange movements, working out I Putting on his jacket, Ted followed them, though not the stiffness and soreness in different parts of his body. eagerly. But these marines only stared the harder. "This is where I learn what happens to me," he muttered. Plainly, it was too much for them. They conducted him down the narrow corridor, by several "They think I'm crazy," chuckled Ted, and purposely doors and through other passageways threw more life into his gymnat sic movements. Then, at last, one of the marines halted at the head of an Then, afraid that he would laugh in their faces, he iron ladder. turned his back upon the two puzzled marines. After first glancing down with his lantern, the mari n e Now he was doing something that them fairly started below. The corporal signed to our hero to follow gasp. Down there it all seemed grimy with coal dust and ill -With his hands over his head, bending back as far as smelling from rancid oil. could, he next swe_pt his hands forward and down, until Ted's nose and other organs of sense told him that he he touched the floor was now somewhere in the engineer s department of the This he repeated, over and over again. cruiser. He could hear the corporal and the sentry talking in low 1 At last, after leading him some distance from the foot tones. of the ladder, the corporal halted him, opened a solid iro n But at last Ted was through. door and sign e d to the boy to pass on. "I think I ought to be oiled up now ; the sor e ness seems to be most gone," he murmured. Then he walked over to the barred door, smiling at the two puzzled soldiers. But the corporal swiftly drew back; then tramped off down the dimly lit corridor. Tramp l tramp! The sentry was on his beat again. Another hour must have passed. Then a corporal, two marines and one of the cruiser's servants appeared at the door. The corporal unlocked the door; the servant ca.me in, with two metal pots and a lantern "Why, it must be morning, then," Ted discovered. "Surely, this is breakfast." He squattefl on the floor, while the servant uncovered one of the pots and passed it to our hero, and an iron spoon with it. Ted crept in through the doorway. Bang! He was s!iut up there in absolute darkness He heard a chain and a padlock rattle outside, while. some of the marines laughed. Then he heard their departing feet. "What's the game now?" choked Terrill "Do they figure on smothering me to death here? Whee! It's a bully place for it!" In here he could just about stand up, the metal ceiling within easy reach of his hands overhead. It was absolutely dark, and all but airless in.here Ted wondered if he could breathe the air in here and live. "If they wanted to do that what on earth did they take the trouble to feed me for?" he grumbled, in dire dismay It seemed as if ages had passed, when the sound of feet was heard again outside. Then once more the chain and padlock rattled.

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BY THE 1111.K_\ D U :::\ OR l).J!jJL ===========--___-_-: _:: =:..::-...=:--_::: _ -------_____ -------------------The corporal s tood just pa s L the ope nin g d oorway, Leckoning to our h ero to come out. "It mus t b e that th ey' r e breaking me in by degre e s," thought the boy desp e ratel y "If the nexi place i s wors e thau this, th ey'Il finish me up with th e next trick." To his great surprise he was talrnn ba c k to the same old cell. Now this place seemed almo s t heaven as compared with that stuffy cubby-hole down among the coal bunkers. Even here the air was vile, with the stuffiness and foul ness that is always smelled between decks on a c ruiser or a warship hailing from Russia. But it was so sweef by comparison, this air, that Ted cau ght himself drawing in great gulps of it. !" he muttered, suddenly, a new thought flash ing on him. "I wonder if they took me down there bec a u s e the Japanese had sent out to inquire after my fate? Did they take me down ther e and then make the bluff of offe r i ng to let the Japanese s ear c h th e ves sel?" T e d was trembling with the thought of how near he might have been to freedom. 'l'he.more he thought of it, the more certain he felt that a vi sit from the Japanese authorities had been the real reason' for his being further below. "Then, since I'm up here again, it's a cinch that the little J aps have gone ashore, giving up the idea that they could find me here!" Ted could not help sinking down to the floor in a heap. He klt like sobbing, but he choked the tear s and the cries back. Suddenly he sat upright again, listening. "What move is up ilOW ?" he quivered. What' s the m e aning of all that rumbling? I s that the s ound of .ma chinery ?" For some time he listened. Surely it was th e motion or ma c hinery, for now the vibration s hook th e big c raft. I wis h oh, how I wish I was out where I could see ju st a littl e of some thin g !" thought th e boy, almo s t c1e s p c 1iringly. S udd e nly he leaped to hi s feet, leaning; wide-mouthed a nd p anting against the cold, damp wall. c.crhunder and gun s !" he brok e forth s creamin g aloud in hi s amazement. a nd fright. "We' r e und e r w a y Thi:; ship i s movin g-moving out of Japane s e wat e rs! .Jus t then a frisky wave und e r th e bows made h e r lurch and hee l over s lightl y Now Ted Terrill knew th e full truth. Th e Dimitri Goloskoi, with the y oun g American pri sone r aboard, was heading s traight out for the high seas CHAPTER XI. THE AWFUL OHO ICE. For a few minutes Ted remained leaning against the wall of his ship's cell. He was almost too dazed to think. He even caught himself, at last, trying to think harder. Tramp tramp That infernally placid sentry outside, paying no heed Lo th e b oy's .startl e d c r y was s till pacing monotonou s l y bac k and forth ju s t out side the door. "Well, it's s ure trouble, with a venega:nce n o w!" throbbed heart-si c k cred Terrill. As the fuller realization of all thi s sailing meant dawned upon him, the crushed boy sank back upon the floor of the cell. -But he did not sob. His manhood fought hard against that. To dull that hard, gnawing ache at his heart, Ted even strove to sleep again. But sleep would not come now. He found himself wondering how soon this torment of suspense would drive him out of his mind. Though Terrill could not even remotely guess the time, more than two hours passed after the cruiser had got under way, when a corporal's squad once more approached the door. This time a young officer was with them. He entereft the cell, a corporal following with a lantern. "Comfortable, my friend?" asked the young lieutenant, eyeing the boy, who had started to his feet. "Comfortable?" uttered Ted, scornfully. "Oh, yes, of course!" "It is to be regretted that we have had to leave you so much to yourself," s miled the young officer. cir cumstances compelled that course." "Oh y es, I suppo s e so,'' Teel assented, bitterly. "From now on, we s hall e ndeavor to be more entertain ing with y ou,'' laughed the lieutenant. That laugh sent a quivering jar through Ted Terrill's nerves. "How would you like a la s t look at Japan?" continued the lieutenant. "Are you in e amest ?" cried Ted, wonderingly. "Certainly. We are l e aving Japan." "You know what I mean, don't you?" "We ll what do you m ean?" que ri e d the lieutenant . Ar e you in earne s t in offering to tak e me wher e I can look out upon the world again?" "Has it been as lonesome as that down here?" cried the lieutenant, in mock compas s ion. "Are yon g oing to tak e me out of h e r e ?" "If you wis h to go." "If I wis h to go!" q11iverec1 T e d ironi c ally. "Then you do wis h to l eave thi s c omfortable a.partment ?" "If you have come down h e r e to moc k me" breathed Ted, almo s t fie rcel y "the n you have v e r y little manhood in your car c ass "Softly, softly my young friend!" uttered the lieutenant, warningly. "But, perhaps, after all, it does not so much matter what you say. My men do not sp e ak English, and so what you choos e to say will not be bad for discipline." "Are you g oing to take me out of h ere?" insisted Terrill. "As I said before, my Yankee friend, if you wish to go." "Then you can't be too quick about it." "Come!"

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BY THE MIKADO' S ORDER. 25 Ted followed t he lieuten ant eagerly out of th e cell. I went on the officer q ui et ly, and th e r e ,rns a \ror ld of s n e er Then a s ud den shoc k t o him th a t ma.de him draw in his ton e back for an ius tant. What if this were only a chang e to a wors e torment? "I'll face it out .a.nd see the thing through, anyway," quavered the boy. He followed boldly after that. To his surprise they went u;p a flight of steel step s in stead of downward . Then, of a sudden, the lieutenant threw a steel door open, next turned back, thru s ting his arm under the "Of course not," T e d assente d dumbly. "Nor would it have made an y difference if you had," resumed Lie utenant Rovsky. "You secret service men play a des p e rat e gam e You ar e always a t each other's throats, a nd of necessit y One mu s t win; one mus t lose. Poor Ivan los t a t last. But he was a brave and a useful man while lie lasted." Ted was s il e nt. "You are v ery young," w e nt on th e lieut e nant, ques tion in gly. "If it w e r e n o t that you beat m y exp erie nced brother "Welcome to the world again!" cried the Russi a n li e us o re a dil y I should s u s pect tha t thi s was your fir s t c a s e." tenant, laughingly. Ted remain e d sil ent, g a zing out ove r the rough,. whiteboy's. They stepped out upon the deck, a ru s h of s weet, pure, capped waves strong sea air smiting Ted T e rrill in the face. "Wa s it your fir s t case. ? p e r s i s t e d Lieutenant Rovsky. How he drank it in! It seem e d like livin g a g ain! "Ml fir s t case of what ? T e d retorted. "Oh, but this is good!" he ad r hitt ed, ungrudgingly. "You are pla y ing with m e now," rejoined the young "I am glad you enjoy it," murmured the young officer, officer, g rippin g hard wit h one at his sword-hilt. "Yet but there was a strong tin g e of mockery in his voice. why s hould you try to b e s o secretive now? My brother is "This can t la s t l o n g,'' throbbed a n x iou s T ed. "But :finis h e d tha nks to you. H e will go to a Japanese prison I'll make the mos t of it whil e it does." for a 1 ong t e rm of yea r s And you are :finished in turn. Turning to scan the lieutenant' s face, he inquired: You are aboard a Ru s sian war s hip, where no other gov" May I walk about on the deck?" ernment can interfere, or even learn what became of you_. "I will go with you where you wish," came the mockSo why should you even seem to deny, any longer, that ingly polite r e pl y . "Then you will not be inte rfered with." you w e re in the pay of that clever enemy of ours, Count Ted and the lieutenant move d with lock e d arm s as if Kato?" they were the greate s t frie nd s in the world. Ted did not sp e ak. Let the Rus s ian s accus e him as they Yet evf!_ry one of the seamen and marin e s on deck must would he did not see any r e a s on why he should condemn have realized Ted s e x a c t statu s the re, for, a s the men sa-hims e lf. luted the lieut enant in pas s ing, the y grinned covertly at "I do not know mu c h about these matters," went on the the young pri s oner. officer "I am of t h e n a v y an d o nl y a plain :fig hting man. Ted chose to go directly astern nor did the lieutenant But I have rea s on to g uess that y ou my Y a nk e e friend, object. have seriou s ly inteTfe r e d with the plan s of the great and The last look at Japan! powerful Russian gov e rnm ent." The coa s t-line was b elow the horizon already. Thi s offic er h a d the same idea that other Russians of his They must have been thirty to forty miles out from clas s have. The c ru s hin g d efeat b y Japa n has n o t t a ught port, for all of Japan that was now visible was Fujiyama, the C z ar 's ,officers t hat they do not s till serv e th e m o s t the sacred, sno>y-capped mountain of the Japanese. powerful g overnm ent on earth. "It was a short week there," s miled Ted, tryin g to keep "There i s on e aboard spoke the li e utenant "who, I am up his grit. afraid will feel lik e m a kin g t h e s h ort r e mainder of your life. v e ry "Why do you s ay a week?" queried the lieut e nant. "Because I was in Japan only a bout a week." "My brother was there much long er," said the lieuten ant, quietly. "I wonder if he is comfortable there now?" "Your brother?" "I am Stefan Rovsky." Ted started back, gasping, he was so utterly taken by surpri se. "And your broth e r wa s--" "Ivan Rovsky. Of the Ru s sian secret s ervic e." The lieutenant spoke calml y almo s t -indifferently, but as the two looked s t e adil y into e a c h oth e r 's eyes, Ted Terrill realized what an en emy he had in thi s youn g tall, broad should e red, fair-hair e d Russian lieut e nant. "Of cour s e you did not kn o w that h e was my brother," Th e short r e maind e r o f life That phra s e did not escape our hero, but he was pre pared since the ni ght before, to b e lieve that his fate would be a terribl e on e "Who is the one that you speak of?" Ted queried. "Count Grablieff." "Never heard of him." "Ve ry likely," s mil e d Lieut e nant Rovsky. "There are many in Rus s ia who hav e n e v e r heard of him. But at St. Peter s burg, in some circle s he i s very well known indeed." "One of your high secret s ervice officials eh?" queried Ted "It can do no harm now to admit to you that I have guessed a s much replied the officer. "But I do not know. I do know, though, that our Captain Barskoff and Count

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B Y THE MIKADO S ORDER. Grablieff ar e now closet e d in the afte r cabin. I eve n guess 1 of the officer and of the p r ison e r fra med i n t hat ope n that they ar e talking about you "About me?" "Oh, about your seriou s interfer e nce with some of" Ru s s ia 's dee p e st pla n s "Their tal k m u st be r ather intere s ting, smil e d Ted, brav e l y ''P e rhap s Doub t less you will h eal' some of it soon." Ah T he n you are kee pi n g m e h e r e unt il tbjy semi. for me?" divined our hero "It may be s o met h i n g l ike tha t/' n o dd e d L ie u te n ant Ro vs ky . I sha ll be i n te r ested in me eting thi s coun t Te d went on, thinki n g qf that othe r count, the g r and little K ato !tom he had met in the now far di stant Tokio. Very much interested in m e eting h iiri, I ta k e it," rn 1iled the you ng office r "For Count G r abliefl', y o u ] mow w i ll be the one who will have the settling of y our fa t e " Oh, he w ill ?" cried Teel. H e felt that Lie u tenant Rovsky was pl a ying with him, window. "You may brin g the y oung man in, Lieut enant Rovs ky," crie d Count Grabli eff, betraying neither su r pri s e no r an -noya nce. C ome, the n, w e will g o in b e fore the i r exce ll e n cie s," sug ges t e d the young officer, thrusting his arm thro ugh Ter rill 's 'Toget h e r the y ente r e d the after cabin, h alting before the des k T hey s too d s i d e b y s id e t h eir arm s still l ink e d, as if they wer e the g r eatest frie nd s on ea rth. now, thank y ou, li e utenant, you may ste p outs id e a nnoun ced Count Grabli eff. Wit h a pro mpt salute to both his s up e rio rs R ovsky; of t h e navy l eft t h e ca bin. L ea nin g. forward, Count G rabli eff surveyed T e d Terrill intently T here was nothing of anger in t hat look. A t l east so T e d tho u g ht. That w as becau se his acquaintance had never b e e n with the mos t finishe d men o f the Ru ssian t ormenting him all he could by sl y s u gges t i on d secret serv ice. Tha t ro u sed and brought out all the American in Te Terrill I am l i s t e nin g, if you hav e anything : o say," "I h I d l"k t G bl "" d 1 d t h b the com1t, afte r having taken thr ee s lo w big p uffs at h i s s o u i e o see your ra ieu,' e c a r e e oy. "Oh, woul d you ? Well unde r the c ircum stances, it can \ th" h t t ,, T d d hor t ly ave no lllD" w a eve r o say, e answe re ; s do no h a r m I t h ink I may be permitted to l et y ou h av e a "Wh t ? 0 look a t h is exce ll e ncy, the count Com e s o that y ou do n ot "B y no th" th t 1 i:il d do me any g o od . eca use no m g a can say wo i nte rfer e with the busines s that may be gom g on m the ""' T t h ,, ,, e r y r ue, per aps cabin h f d c t "I ta k e it t at y ou are a man o wi e experience, oun Lieute nant Rovsky turne d and l e d the w ay t o one of the Gr a b l i efl'," went on the boy, cutting l y "If i t would do me open windows of the afte r cabin. n o good to say a nything, would i t not be foo lish o f me t o Ted, tip -to eing into place, p e ered throu g h the w indow. s peak?" He saw a rathe r s umptuou s apartment, ric hl y c a rp eted "It had o ccurre d to m e," hinted the count, in an o i l y an d expe n sive l y furnishe d tone, "tha t you might wish t o say s o mething to me that T he r o o m was about fou rteen by thirt y feet. would g ive me a b etter and ki ndli e r impress ion of you T her e was a l arge d e sk at eith e r end of the r o o m There t ha n I now hav e." were book case s and two l arge safe s "I couldn't sa y a n ything that woul d do that," Ted r e-The r e w e re s ervice table s on whic h stood tea-se t s an d s p ond ed, bluntl y "In f a c t, si r, I am very we ll aware deca n ters of vodka, t h e R ussian n a tion a l liquor. that the more I s ay about anything the more of a fo ol Captain B arskoff a n d the tall, e ld e rly look in g m a n who v o u w ill think m e had b e en with h i m the night b e fore w ere s e a ted a t the d e s k C ap t ain B ars koff l a u g h e d s of t l y, whil e the c ou n t closing near est to the w i n dow at which our hero s tood. his eyes, sm o ked i n s il e n c e for a while. \ T odka g l asses and a box of cigars were at h a n d B oth W h e n agai n Grab lieff open e d tho se e y es they were fixed m e n were smoking . o n t he boy in the s e v e r est scrutin y C o unt Grab l ieff h e l d spread out before him on the de s k "Very lik e l y you a t e right i n not car ing t o talk," s ai d a doc umen t i n five o r s i x long p ages t he count e a s i l y "Afte r all, about all that y ou c ould tell "So you see, my d ear Bar s koff," the count was say ing, h i s me w ould b e that you were one of Couht Katt:l's men; that eyes on the document "thr ough this Yankee meddl e r w e y o u w ere assi g n e_g to prev ent the Japanes e nava l plan s from h n c l.Os t t w o of our best agents t w o of the men w h o w e r e fa llin g int o Russian h a nds and that you succee d e d. All b est placed and who had the g r ea test k n ack f or doin g tha t I k now s o there i s no n eed for vou t o te ll me." the cleveres t things. This Yanke e meddle r has made a "Then why did you wish me to talk pn hol e in our s y s t e m that will set Rus sia b ack for at l eas t a "I see," went on the count, coolly, "th a t y ou are s o yea r in s ome quarters." young and l acking experi e nce in the secr e t ser vice t hat y ou As he spoke, Count G r ablieff fol ded the docum e nt, thrust-clo not und e r s tand For the same rea s on it would not b e ing it i nto an inne r pocke t w orth while to exp l ain to you. C o me, we w ill take just a T he n g l a ncin g u p t h e Russi a n no b l e m an saw the fac e s s hort turn on deck y ou and I."

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BY THE l\IIKADO S ORDER. 27 Rising, Grablieff took our hero's arm in a mockingly friendly way. He led Ted out on deck, making a s hort tIDn on both si des of the deck, while Lieutenant Rov s ky k ept alertly at their rear. The n, once more Grablieff led our hero back into the after-cabin. "Now, Terrill," pronounced Grablieff, coolly, "there comes the question of what shall be done with you This cruiser, touch es, next, at Vladivo s tock, the only port that Russia now has left on the Pacifi c Ocean. From there we can send you across to Siberia, whe re you crui b e put at work, as a convict, in our rathe r famou s Siberian salt mines. I r egret to say that th e life in th e salt mine s i s but a living deat h. It is wher e the Russian g overnm ent se nd s the prisoner s to whom it wis hes to offe r the hardest punishment. In those salt min e s y ou w ould work almo s t incessantly, and be frequently scourged L y the guards "The fare i s poor there, the s l eepi n g arrangement s are purposely of the most uncomfortable sort, and you w o uld rare l y see tlrn daylight. In fa c t, a s I ha\e hinte d, th e Siberian salt mine s are a little wor s e than th e inferna l regions. Under the life there you would n e v e r know the meaning of a moment's com fort. You might la s t three possibly four years. That would be about all." T e d's cheeks despite his best efforts at courage, had blanched while the count was speaking. Our hero has read of the hop e l ess, fearful li fe of Ru s sian prisoners in the Siberian salt mines. "You-you speak," he faltered, "as if there would be s ometother1choice "At first I had not thought there would be another choice," r ep lied the count, coldly "But the sight of your youth has moved me to more m erciful f e elings. We were out on deck jus t now. You saw, while there, that there is not another single sail in sight anywhere on the sea." "Yes," Ted admitted. "Then, if you do not care to face the life in the Siberian salt mines," proposed Count Grablieff, a wicked gleam in his eyes, "I offer you one other choice. You may inflict your own punishment by running out this instant and plunging overboard into the water. There you will drown. It is a swifter death than y ou would find in Siberia." There was silence in the cabin. He looked steadily into the eyes of Count Grablieff, who met the gaze with equal steadiness. "I have chosen," declared Ted Terrill, in a strange, hard but steady voice. "What is it to be?" demanded the count, in a mildly curious voice. "I shall jump overboard-now!" CHAPTER XII. CONCLU!;!ION. In that moment of facing certain death Ted Terrill's courage and pre sence of mind came all to the surface There was but a second in which to act. He moved before either of the others had the s lightest glimmer of what was in his mind. With a leap, Ted landed before Count Grablieff. One sure, swift jerk, and he had. snatched that document from the nobleman's inner pocket. Wheel Ted was out of that open door like a fla s h. Out on the deck Lieutenant Rovsky flew to catch him. But Teel caught him full with his right fist, slamming the lieut enant against the rail. Turn Straight to the nearby stern darted Ted Terrill, with non e in the way now to oppo s e him. M onnting to the rail, stea dying himself for just an ins tan t b y tbe short flagstaff, T ed leaped far out, overboard. 'J'ecl landed in the water, s hooting some feet below the s urfa c e Then he ro s e again, to the top, still clutching at that pap e r. From the ship he heard a light popping, like the c ra c klin g of pa per T e d con k1 see the marines shooting, yet realized, with a thrill of s avage satisfacti on, that not one of them was fir i n g hi s way. "They'v e lost me," he gloated. "It's a big loss, too, und e r the circumfltances, or they wouldn't stop and begin s hootin g in that fashion Oh Grablieff, I wrung your h e a r t once more in going overboard with this paper!" Thou g h the document would not be of the slightest use to him in his danger, T ed still clung to it. And now our hero found himself face to face with his own troubles. "I'm a good enough swimmer to keep up for half an hour, he muttered I may make it for an hour. And thi:n-I've g ot to drown!" Firs t of all he tried floating, by rolling ove r on his back. "Why, I can manage this for quite a while," he muttered. Then, as he lay th ere, on his back in the water, he suddenly opened his eyes very wide. What was that white object, bobbing over there on the water some thousand feet away? Then sudden ly, it began to dawn upon the boy. That fir s t white object was a conning tower. And now that something else which had followed it into view was the toP. of the hull of one of those new, dreaded pests of war-a submarine torpedo boat! From the after flagstaff of the submari n e torped()_ boat was shaken out the imperial, sun-barred flag of Japan l Splash Ted was forging through the rough sea now as fast as he could g o "Here! Help!" yelled Ted at hi s loud est He was in despair when he found that his voice did not carry. As he swam h e continued to shout At last he saw one of the Japanese officers turn in his direction. Again Ted shouted, thrusting one arm as far out of the water as he could and waving that fateful document. Now they saw, as a waving of hands showed.

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28 BY THE MlKADO S ORDER. Then, s moothly, that submarine craft" came gliding to ward him, over the water. It came close, a rope was thrown, and Ted Terrill was hauled aboard and led inside the hull of the queer little craft. "H is most important. My government will be ver-ree glad," smiled Lieutenant Kanabe, commander of the sub marine Kitasawa: That was after our hero hat told this smiling little Japanese office r all that had happened, and had exhibited the document that he had snatched from Count Grablieff's pocket. "This is a descriptive list of all the spies in and around Tokio and Yokohama chuckled Kana be, glee fully. "Oh, it will be ver-ree important to my govern mei+t !" Then the lieutenant stepped out into the conning tower. He was back in a moment. "The Dimitri Goloskoi is still lying to over there," he chuckled. "The Russian secret service i s so fearfully beaten, for once, that those fellows don't know what to do. TJ:iey might even seek to des troy u s So we are going down below the water." Almost immediately the Kitasawa began to sink, then began to glide along beneath the waves. "It was wonderfully fortunate that we happened to be out on a practice trip," laughed the little li e utenant. He could not help laughing all the while, jus t now "We i:ihould not have come up to the s urface that time only we heard so much shooting it made us curious ." "I'm mighty thankful you got curious, then shivered Ted, despite the dry, Japanese clothes in which he was now wrapped. "Of course you will not mind that we turn you over to the police at Yokohama," urged Kanabe. "This is such ver-ree important business that, really, we must." "What do I care about being turned over to your police," laughed Ted. "It is just the same thing as being turned over to one's friends." Early in the afternoon the submarine reached Yokohama. Ted was sent ashore at once, and he was, as had been hinted, turned over to the.Yokohama police. But they very quickly got their instructions from Tokio, and that evening our hero arrived at the Japanese capital, closely guarded, for his own safety, and that of the list of Russian spies, by six little policemen who never fl_ agged in their zeal. Count Kato, when he received this list of Russian spies, was wild with delight. Within ten minutes he had set the machinery of the gov ernment in operation. Some 0 these spies, who were arrested, went to prison. Others, against whom there was no evidence, were driven out of Japan. For the :first time in modern history Japan was clear for a while at least of Russian spies. Toko Kama was among th e first who c ame to con gratulate our hero. "How on earth did you ever drag me into this sort of thing, Toko ?" questioned Ted. "Oh, Count Kato, he is my relative, you s ee," explained the Japanese youth. "For this work it was ver-ree neces sary that he have some foreigner, as the Rus s ian s could not be :fooled by a J a pl!nese. So my relative asked me to look a round among the young foreigners." "Was that why you chummed with me for a week?" quizzed Ted. "Partly, yes. And partly because I liked you. Now, for to-night, you must come to my home. My father, brother, mother and sister-all eager to meet you." Ivan Rovsh.7 and the man who had been caught at the dock were quietly s wiftly sent away to prison for twenty years. Kong Tow, for pretending to be a Japanese subject, and getting employment in the Na val Department, was s ent up for life. The Chinaman with him was sentenced for ten. years. That was Ted's la s t stroke in the Japanese secret ser vice. He didn t need to keep to it a ny longer, for Count Kato, by the order., handed him a r e ward of one hundred thousand yen in cash. That makes a trifle over :fifty thousand dollai;s in our money. It is fortune enough for Ted Terrill, for it goes a long way in Japan, where Ted spends most of his time, going once in a while to vi sit hi s father at Manila Ted is still an .American citizen, of course, and some day he will return to th e United State s But when he does, he will bring a Japanese wife with him, for Ted fell before the charms of Miss Cherry Blos som, the daintiest little bit of a Japanese girl, who hap pened to be Toko Kama's sister. THE END. It's a rollicking, rattling, jolly good story that is coming next week, under title, "HIS NAME WAS DENNIS; OR, THE LUCK OF A GREEN IRISH BOY." It is by A. Howard de Witt, and will be published complete in No. 36 of "The Wide Awake Weekly," out next week! It is a long time since any one has written such a splen didly good story of the adventures of a "green" Irish lad who came over from Erin to battle for fortune in the new but friendly country of the United States. Don't miss this treat. 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One of the m ost ins t ru c tive books n cooking ev e r published It. con t a i ng. recip e s for cooking m e ats, ib, game and oysters; a lso pie s pudd111gs, cak e s a n d all kiu d s o f stry, and a grand colle c tio n of re cip e s by one o f our most p op u lar eook s No 37 HOW TO KEEP HOUSE.-It c ontai n s info r ma t ion for -;-erybody, boys, girls, m e n and women; it will t eac h y o u h o w t o make almo s t anythin g around the h o u se suC'h a s p a rl or omaments, br a c kets cements, A e olian harps, and bird lime for bir ds E:LEC'tRICAL. N o 46. H O W T O MAKE ANb USE ELECTRICITY.A d e s c ripti on of the wonderfu l uses of e lectri city a n d e l ectro m ag neti sm together with full instructions for making E lectric To ys. Batteri e s e tc By G e orge Trebe l A. M ., M. D Containing over fift y lustr ations. No 64. HOW T O MAKE ELECTRICAL MACHINES.-Conta !ning fnH Jirec tlons for making e l ectri c a l machines, ind u c ti on co1Is, d y namo s a n d many nove l toys to be work e d by e l ec tricity. B y R. A R B e n nett. Fully illustrated. No. 67. HOW TO DO ELECTRICAL TRICKS.-Containing a larg e collection o f instruc ti v e and high l y amusing e l ectrical tricks tog ethe r with illustr ations By A .Ander so n No: 31 HyW T9 BECO.MID A SPEAKER.-Containinr fou::teen 1llustrat1ons, g i v ing the diff erent posi t ions r e q uis i te t o b ec ome a good sp eake r, r ea d e r and eloc u t ionist Also containing g e m s from aU the popular of pro s e and poetry, a rrange d in the meet sim ple and c on c1s. love, courtship a n d marl'la ge g1vmg s e n s1ble advice, rule s and e ti quette t o b e o bse rv ed, with many curious and interesting thing s not gen e rally kno w n. No. 1 i. 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HOW TO MAKE AND SET TRAP S.-Inc luding hints on how t o ca tc h mol e s w ease ls, otte r rats, squirrel s and birds. .\!so h o w to c ure ski n s Copiously ill ustrated. B y J. Harrington K ef'ne . Ko 5 0. HOW TO STUFF BIRDS AN D A NIMALS.-A va l uab l e book, g"iving ii1stru ction s in c oll ect ing, p r epari ng mountint a n d pre s e r v i ng b ir d s a nim a l s an d ins e cts No. 54. H O W 'l' O KEEP AND MANAGE PETS.-Giving com pl e t e i nfo r ma tion a s to the m a nner and method of r a i s i ng, k eep ing, t aming, breed i ng an d m a nagin g all kind s of pets ; a lso giving full in structi ons fo1 ma king c a ges, etc. Fully explained bv twenty -eight illus t rati ons m a king it t h e most complete book of 'the kind ever publish ed. MISCELLANEOUS. 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It i s t he information c hoi c e o f sub j ects the u s e o f word s a nd the g r e a test book l'v e r publ i s h e d and there' s millions ( of fun) in it. mann e1 of p r e pari n g a nd s ubmitting m a nuscDipt. A l so co ntaining No 20 HOW TO E NTERTAI N AN EVENI NG PARTY.-A va l uab l e i nformat ion as to t h e n e a t n ess l e gibility and gen e r a l c o ni ver y valuable little book jt1s t publis h ed. A compl ete c omp e ndium positi on o f manusc r i p t essential to a successfu l autho r By Prince o f gam es, s ports, card div e rsions comic r e c i t ations, etc., s u i table Hil and . for pa rlor or drawing room ente rtainme n t. It contains more for t he No. 3 8. HOW TO BECOM E YO U R OWN DOCTOR-A won m oney than any book publish e d. d crfu l b o o k contain i n g u se ful and prac ti c al informat i on in the No. 3p. HO' V TO PLAY GA.MES. A complete and u s e fu l li ttle tre a tmen t o f o r dinary di sease s and ailm ents common to everJ book, con t aining the rul e s and r e gu lati ons of billiard s baga te lle, family A bou nding in useful and effective recipes for gener al com b a r kgammon c r o qu e t domino es, etc plaints. No 36 HOW TO SOLVEJ CONUNDRU MS .-Containing all No. 55 HOW TO COLLECT STAMPS AND CO INS. Cont he leading c o nundrums of t h e day, amusin g riddl e s, curious catch e s t ainin g val uable inform atio n r ega rding th e collecting and arr a n g ing a nd witty saying s. of s tamp s and c oin s Hand some l y illu strate d No 52 HOW T O P I,AY GARDS.-A complet e and handy little Np 5 8. HOW T O BE A DETECTIVE.-By Ol d K ing B rady, boo k giving the rul es and \re c tions for playing Euc hre, Crib the w o rldk n o wn d e tec tive. 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Fame and Fortune Weekly STORIES OF BOYS WHO MAKE MONEY By A MAN 32 Pages of Reading Matter Handsome Colored Covers A new one issued every Friday Price 5 cents a copy This Weekly contains interesting stories of smart boys, who win fame and fortune by their ability to take advantage or passing opportunities Some of these stories are founded on true incidents in the lives of our most successful self-mad e men, and show how a boy of pluck, perseverance and brains can become famous and wealthy. Every one of this series contains a good moral tone which mak(\S "Fame and Fortune Weekly" a magazine for the home, although each number is replete with exciting adventures. The stories are the very best obtainable, the illustrations are by expert artists. and every effort is constantly being made to make it the best weekly on the news stands. Tell your friends about It. ALREADY PUBLISHED. 1 A Lucky Deal ; or, The Cutest Boy In Wall Street. 33 Playing to Win; or, The Foxiest Boy In Wall Street. 2 Born to Good Luck ; or, The Boy Who Succeeded. 34 Tatters ; or, A Boy from the Slums. 3 A Corner In Corn; or, How a Chicago Boy Did the Trick. 35 A Young Monte Cristo; or, The Ri chest Boy in the World. 4 A Game of Chance: or, The Boy Who Won Out. 86 Won by Pluck; or, The Boys Who Ran a Railroad. 5 Hard to Beat; or, The Cleverest Boy In Wall Street. 37 Beating the Brokers; or, The Boy Who "Couldn't be Done." 6 Building a Railroad; or, The Young Contractors of Lakeview. 38 A Rolling Stone; or, The Brightest Boy on Record. 7 Winning His Way; or, The Youngest Editor In Green Rivef. 39 Never Say Die; or, The Young Surveyor of Happy Valley. 8 The Wheel of Fortune; or, The Record of a Self-Made Boy. 40 Almost a Man; or, Winning His Way to the Top. 9 Nip and Tuck; or, The Young Brokers of Wall Street. 41 Boss of the Market; or, The Greatest Boy In Wall Street. 10 A Copper Harvest; or. The Boys Who Worked a Deserted Mine. 42 The Chance of His Life; o!t The Young Pilot .or Crystal Lake. 11 A Lucky Penny; or, The Fortunes of a Boston Hoy. 43 Striving for Fortune; or, i-rom Bell-Boy to Millionaire. 12 A Diamond In the Rough; or, A Brave Boy's Start In Life. 44 Out !or Buslnes.; or, The Smartest Boy In Town. 13 Baiting the Bears; or, The Nerviest Boy In Wall Street. 45 A Favorite of Fortune; or, Striking It Rieb In Wall Street. 14 A Gold Brick; or, The Boy Who Could Not be Downed. 46 Through Thick and Thin; or, The Adventures of a Smart Boy. 15 A Streak of Luck; or, The Boy Who Feathered His Nest. 47 Doing His L eve l Best; or, Working His Way Up. 16 A Good Thing; or, The Boy Who Made a Fortune. 48 Always on Deck; or, The Boy Who Made His Mark. 17 King of the Market; or, The Young Trader in Wall Street. 49 A Mint o! 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.. WIDE AWAKE WEEKLY A COMPLETE S'l'ORY EVERY \VEEK Price 5 Cents BY THE BEST AUTHORS Price 5 Cents ILLUSTRATED COVERS 32-PAGES OF READING MATTER ISSUED. EVERY FRIDAY .._ Interesting Stories of Adventure in All Parts of the World .,TAKE NOTICE! -.i This handsome weekly contains intensely interesting stori es of adventure on a great variety of subjects. Eac h numbe r is r e plete with rousing situations and lively incid ents. The heroes are bright, manly fe!Jows, who overcome a ll obstacle s by sheer force of brains and grit and win well-merited succ ess We have secured a II staff of new au.thors, who write these stories in a manner which will be a source of pleasure and profit to the reader. Each number has a handsome colored illustration made by the most expert artists. Large sums of money are being spe n c o make this one of the best weeklies ever published. l ALREADY PUBLISHED: 1 Smashing the Auto Record; or, Bart Wilson at the Speed Lever. By Edward N i r ox. 2 Oil: the 'l'icker; o r Fate at a Moment' s J\"otice, By T o m Dawson. 3 From Cadet to Captain; or, Dick Dantord' s West l'oint erve By Lie ut. J. J Barry. 4 The Get-The r e Boys; w, Making Things Hum in Honduras. By 1 r r e d Warburto n 5 Writte n ln Cipher; or, The Skein Jack Barry Unra v e ll e d. By Pror. Olive r Owens. 6 The No -Good Boys; or, Downing a Toug h Name. By A Howard De Witt. 20 On the Lobster Shift; or, Tile Her111d'S By Howard D e W4tt. 21 Under the Vendettas Steel; or, A Yankee r11y in Corsiea. Lie ut. J. J B arry. 22 Too Green to Burn; or. The Luck of Being a Roy. By Rob Roy. 23 In Fool' s l'arad.se; or, "'l'he Boy Who ilad Things Easy. B y Freel Warburton. 1 24 One Boy in a i\Iiili o n ; i:, The Trick That Pald. By Edward N. 25 In Sj'.lite of Himse lf; or, Serving the Russian Police. By Prof; Owens. t6 Kicked into Luck : or, The Way Nate Got There. By Rob Roy. Cure. By Rob :n The Princ e of Opals; or, The Man-Trap or Death Valley. By A. 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