Concordance for Harry Dee, or, Making it out / by Francis J. Finn.

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1.    The Best Foot Forward; and Other Mostly Boys. Short Stories His First and Last 
2. mpelled to talk much about my to . early and take a journey into the country spe
3. TER In which the chapter proceeds lively to severe, XIX. ..... CHAPTER XX. . fro
4. . goes barefoot for the . . . . and only .183 . CHAPTER In which Tipp makes a sp
5. NIGHT IN A VERY MYSTERIOUS HOUSE. EARLY 1H0PE about yet, the reader may not be
6. ng without telling somewhat my own early history. And, to begin wich, the reader
7. to my little bed to tuck me in securely and repeat her goodnight kiss, found my
8. wn our garden walk. Of course the family doctor was called 8 HARRY asked DEE. He
9. them. It's a my at Harry's — probably grow in fact, it's an idiosyncrasy." Fo
10. hat "somnambulistic propensities" merely that I meant had a tendency to walk in
11. t My my father's way of putting not only dispelled of alarm, but even I made me
12. ft, caressing mother's hand would gently stroke my brow; how often the mild, swe
13. n my ninth year I awoke bright and early, and, as was my custom, kissed the hand
14. ight-watch. My father fit was not easily satisfied. He sought for some person th
15. rson throughout the city, but apparently to no purpose. to advertise in ocrat, i
16. ngth he resolved Sessionsville our daily paper, the Demin and accordingly the fo
17. r daily paper, the Demin and accordingly the following appeared columns: reliabl
18. ght-nurse. Must be steady and thoroughly for further information to John Dee, 13
19. , 13 St., Sessionsville, Missouri. Apply Quite promptly that morning the applica
20. onsville, Missouri. Apply Quite promptly that morning the applicants came pourin
21. culty in putting off others, and finally, through sheer desperation, chose the l
22. r past circumstances, they strove vainly to ascertain. The words which she put h
23. d, indeed, of no little refinement, only served to thicken the into mist that ob
24. ing to me. In brief, I came very shortly to love her much and though my father a
25. be brought to believe it, she certainly seemed to return my affection. She had
26. me " Harry " which brought back vividly the tones and accents of my dear mother
27. yself; and it came about quite naturally in course of time that I began to call
28. rse. It was her wont to sleep from early morn till noonBut afternoon and night s
29. me in his arms would give me a fatherly kiss. That was all. He rarely spoke. On
30. a fatherly kiss. That was all. He rarely spoke. On this occasion, had just reach
31. e bugaboo of my life. The inwith me only once, but that was enough. terview was
32. as it was my uncle had spoken so harshly, frowned so forbiddingly, and made such
33. oken so harshly, frowned so forbiddingly, and made such ugly faces that I had re
34. wned so forbiddingly, and made such ugly faces that I had retired that night wit
35. ct with him. The had man was universally detested. From all I heard he was very
36. l I heard he was very rich and very ugly, very harsh and very miserly. "Remember
37. d very ugly, very harsh and very miserly. "Remember Uncle James, papa? Indeed I
38. a diamond in the rough; for he's really making a show of being genial. Look at
39. my father counted on my wish thus curtly expressed in being gratified by the thi
40. by the this letter, he was cer 14 tainly deceived. HARRY my DEE. of passing a ni
41. blubbered. " B-b-b-because he's an ugly old man; and he " I away out in my grie
42. ," continued my father, a trifle sternly, " that a son of mine should speak of m
43. should speak of my " brother as an 'ugly old man.' I realized that I T began to
44. ong?" course. I asked conces I'll sively. "Of That's understood. speak to father
45. ed, after a moment "Well, not absolutely necessary," answered not go." cried, ca
46. please an- come ?" In a voice strangely agitated, Mrs. Raynor swered : "I'll go
47. On the the 24th of December, accordingly, we took must say the morning train for
48. r Hill, and I day passed very pleasantly indeed. we reached Tower Hill station,
49. R pile, HILL MANSION, though " a stately seemed to was cold and forbidding. be t
50. ive, and gloomy. I shivered as the surly driver rang the door-bel\, 1 shivered a
51. elves, filled with dark, old uncle, ugly, musty, forbidding books, sat my gloomi
52. agitation; her face worked convulsively; and I fancied that she was stifling a
53. ce my uncle! He raised his cold, heavily-shaded eyes and glanced at me long and
54. eyes and glanced at me long and sternly. Yet more I sternly did he stare at Mrs
55. me long and sternly. Yet more I sternly did he stare at Mrs. Raynor. He had not
56. o smile. might as well have tried to fly. "Madam," he said, with a bow as stiff
57. said, with a bow as stiff as a recently-rinsed towel in midwinter, " I ask your
58. stay." "Very well," said my uncle calmly, though I " Sit down thought that he wa
59. " Sit down thought that he was secretly pleased. After a short pause Mrs. Rayno
60. ed a bell-rope beside his came presently the hideous, scowling ser< vant who had
61. e a grunt, took his leave, and presently returned accompanied by a portly tered
62. esently returned accompanied by a portly tered the woman who en- room with her a
63. a snarl which brought into play his ugly yellow teeth; he backed his way out of
64. ous hand. "Yes, sir," I answered timidly, almost frightened out of my senses. I
65. She was muttering to herself, inaudibly for the most part, although once or twi
66. "That's what I want. Now listen closely." He took up a paper from his desk. It
67. k. It was apHe held it for some parently yellowed with age. — — time in his
68. s blood. are. Caggett's not of my family and you Besides," strain of continued t
69. an." My uncle looked at her quite mildly. "Yes," he said slowly, "I'm an old man
70. her quite mildly. "Yes," he said slowly, "I'm an old man an old man. Boy," he c
71. t, stood looking down on me not unkindly. "Harry," he said at length, and I was
72. d how could ever have called him an ugly old man Now he looked quite like my fat
73. my uncle had stooped down and me lightly on the forehead. He straightened up at
74. , I yielded to such passions as I humbly trust I shall never yield to again. and
75. A SAD CHRISTMAS. riser. WAS I habitually an early On this Christfull mas morning
76. ISTMAS. riser. WAS I habitually an early On this Christfull mas morning, however
77. floor and shrieked and screamed. Happily for me, even in this passing frenzy, th
78. whom I now believed to have been foully dealt with came forth from the chambers
79. guardian? My cries died away. Gradually I became calmer, and arising from my gr
80. oor nurse, dead or alive. Had she really been murdered? By whom? This was an awf
81. turn of events. The door opened sharply and revealed Caggett gloomier, uglier t
82. onduct was singular. Catching me roughly by the arm, he hurried me from the 26 H
83. oom till into the corridor, along nearly its he stopped before a door. "Boy," he
84. t to reproduce it — in all its ghastly details. My poor uncle had been stabbed
85. t home. My father was bend- me anxiously. HARRY DEE. 27 I "O papa! " I cried, "d
86. er dark, myscommitted the murder, partly out of terious ways — — hatred to y
87. ays — — hatred to your uncle, partly with the desire to make away with some
88. . and for some weeks I struggled blindly in the arms I came off the conqueror no
89. ure me, but he was disappointed. Finally, after much thought and consultation, h
90. might prove the best remedy. Accordingly he sent me at the age of thirteen to a
91. to address them, my valise was suddenly jerked from my hand; and on turning I w
92. ing I was confronted by a rather roughly-clad boy of sixteen or seventeen, with
93. t the I disdainful youth it, dexterously swung round. reached after made several
94. bout my tantalizing acquaintin precisely the ance, only to find that things were
95. zing acquaintin precisely the ance, only to find that things were same situation
96. one of his eyes was closed more tightly, and his tongue stuck out at greater le
97. ng for — Caggett, indeed, was the only one ever brushed up against, —»and m
98. fellow a quarter, yet I " was extremely annoyed. again made a dart at my valise
99. hat the young huntsmen, most opportunely for me, had come upon the scene. The th
100. d me with a salutation bordering closely upon a profound bow. On hearing these w
101. ste. " Do you hear?" continued the jolly-faced boy. " Drop that sack." •'Yah!"
102. onnel's overtaking his opponent was only a matter of a few minutes. surely Donne
103. s only a matter of a few minutes. surely Donnel was nearing his quarry. tion it.
104. was nearing his quarry. tion it. Slowly but was not how All the to catch his ha
105. nstead of throwing it aside, he suddenly swung it round and brought it with no l
106. training?" continued Donnel, tranquilly. "You'd of better sneak off," suggested
107. mirth, "but the village boys are awfully afraid of John Donnel since he thrashed
108. ed-haired boy," he con ing mine heartily. tinued, " My who just made the speech
109. te, and wearing an expression singularly en- gaging. John Donnel was a fair-comp
110. ught hold of me, turned stood completely around, and then and gazed at me critic
111. und, and then and gazed at me critically with his arms akimbo. "What you want is
112. and after meals," he said good-humoredly. must admit that Tom's remarks were to
113. t this period of my life I was intensely solemn and very thin. My face was notic
114. mn and very thin. My face was noticeably pale, and my lips and eyelids had a tri
115. nd away darted Tom. As we walked smartly through chatted pleasantly, the village
116. alked smartly through chatted pleasantly, the village we and I couid hardly conc
117. antly, the village we and I couid hardly conceal my relight with my new friends.
118. hat came upon us at a run, was playfully abrupt. He and brought himself to a sto
119. y plunging into Percy, who incontinently sat down. " Here you go, " cried Tom, t
120. without saymatas boys were sufficiently interested in the know what was forthco
121. , who on this occasion blushed violently and looked about him as though he were
122. onnel, who had been watching me intently during Tom's panegyric, now said: " Per
123. ened with great respect to And certainly on this point he had a just Tom Donnel.
124. esent school year he had at once, mainly owing to the influence of Donnel and Ke
125. ds. Why they should at taken me so fully into their confidence is I a question c
126. cannot answer to this day. marvellously quick in their likes as far as I have h
127. chin of the squarest. Percy was equally handsome, but in another way. There was
128. years and a In fact, I've studied hardly anything but Latin, Greek, and arithmet
129. ious!" exclaimed Tom; "what a nice daily order half-holiday every day." "How did
130. ou call theme-work, isn't it?" " Exactly," said Tom ; " you've just been going o
131. Latin ?" hundred lines of Cicero mostly his But I know it all, so that were I t
132. teacher new words into each of my daily way I got in about five or six hunI dre
133. "It's a great plan," put in are terribly interested in Latin. Tom. "Percy and I
134. college grounds; and thus, auspiciously surrounded by the truest of friends and
135. eived by first appearances. Not entirely, perhaps; for I am convinced that by na
136. side for a moment, Tom, and then gravely: put him into your hands." On Tom's Tom
137. minutes he contrived to find out nearly everything I knew, and, to be frank, an
138. number of things of which I was dismally ignorant. For all that he seemed to be
139. r my and Percy. being in his class fully as much as Tom It struck me at once tha
140. em experiences could well be. especially with George Keenan and Harry Quip. all,
141. rk eyes. DEE. 45 me a pair of piercingly "I think he's one he's of the nicest bo
142. d, but Whereupon the immelots of diately brightened up and added: "Well, good fe
143. hings proved. like 'em, but I do awfully. I You're a Catholic, ain't you?" — h
144. elf?" I inquired. "Well, no; not exactly. I had a catechism along. My name's Fra
145. greement, tacit or otherwise, thoroughly sheltered usage. me from any rough upon
146. any rough upon business, After an early supper Tom, intent brought me over to t
147. itcl* ing. We've a strong nine; the only thing in the box. If is we're weak you'
148. pon which communication Tom became fully as insane as Quip and joined the dance.
149. iver." Both young gentlemen, now equally breathless, 48 HARRY DEE. deluged me wi
150. rrent of words, out of which I gradually fished the meaning. I was to return to
151. ent's room and there, it was confidently believed, obtain a holiday as being the
152. boy of the college. Before I had fairly taken in the situation each grasped an
153. rm and began hustling me unceremoniously back to the yard. My arrival was greete
154. est one of the party. In fact, he rarely lost his breath or his flow of words. "
155. ices. The president smiled mischievously. "Well, what about it?" he inquired. t'
156. want a speech just now." The momentarily solemn again quivered into smiles. " fa
157. e spread college. ment, scurried lightly through the corridor and broke into the
158. next to Percy Wynn's. retired thoroughly exhausted from the varied exthe dormito
159. nce, to the bell next morning. wake only sound of Mr. Middleton, the expectation
160. ed fold. The hour of Latin seemed to fly on golden wings; and still not a second
161. was ducted much in the same way. equally enthusiastic; the boys, too, were atten
162. guished the preceding hour. Very quickly, indeed, noontime came, and with it our
163. dy last swim of the year. growing chilly, and in the fall months the river was c
164. k Burdock, Percy, and panions. Presently, as Tom were my com- we passed out of t
165. isn't it?" HARRY '"It DEE, 51 certainly is," I replied. "Percy and phantly. Tom
166. ainly is," I replied. "Percy and phantly. Tom got it up," said Frank trium- Fran
167. g the angelical salutation. 44 Presently the charm was snapt, and all the pent-u
168. nocent life went on all the more merrily for that sweet interruption. The same l
169. mer, take a Harry?" "No, Tom, I'm hardly able strokes." to dozen to-day. "Well,
170. in his swimming-tights, was impatiently awaiting the laggards. In a few minutes
171. But for all that the water was intensely cold. was hard to refrain from shiverin
172. Harry, go back!" I obeyed instinctively, and felt at once that Tom was indeed a
173. ce where Frank had disappeared. Suddenly there arose another form at his side, a
174. s were closed and his face was extremely pale; there was an ugly gash below his
175. ce was extremely pale; there was an ugly gash below his temple, and even for the
176. ommand, while Tom and Percy made bravely on. Both used the overhand stroke, and
177. t they were racing for a wager. Suddenly they paused and, treading the water, Bu
178. d and, treading the water, But seemingly they gazed around and about them. disco
179. y. sun went behind a cloud — a deathly stillness Second after second passed. o
180. illness Second after second passed. only sign of movement or life came from Tom
181. aid the Hail you, it worked me Mary only oh! didn't " once, but for us sinners I
182. of our death' Yes!" put I it and, really, That was my prayer, too; never knew be
183. s," suggested Percy. "That's it, exactly. The next thing I knew I found myself l
184. ead in less than a minute. I was awfully frightened just crazy you understand? T
185. s of her loving young sodalists. Shortly before supper Mr. Middleton called Asid
186. rings for supper, all of you go quietly over to the infirmary. The Brother has
187. nd appetite. had been tossing restlessly in bed for half an hour, when some one
188. on't understand you, Tom." "Well, simply this: You've been an eye-witness or som
189. t's all simple enough. You've got calmly. Poor Jimmy! He's the ways of Jimmy Ald
190. n one of his years. "Yes," I said softly; and as I thought of my mother dead and
191. led. "Same way with me," said Tom gently. "I just remember my mother's face. My
192. in. I'd have gone to sleep at once only it occurred to me that the excitement h
193. ell I had the horrors everv ni^ht nearly, and I I you haven't forgotten it, eith
194. seased." His kind words hovered brightly in rny memory, and soon conducted me in
195. -past seven the next morning, thoroughly refreshed. After a substantial breakfas
196. hat she didn't do it my your head merely for the sake of the exclaimed, with a g
197. r thing; did your nurse ever act queerly that is, did you ever notice anything i
198. t say that she at any time acted queerly." " She might have killed him in a mome
199. lood." this opinion of was inexpressibly soothed by Tom's. Another thing," he co
200. " what about that house? Do you honestly think it's haunted?" " I can't say for
201. as in books. We make bad blunders simply because we take one little Now, I reall
202. because we take one little Now, I really don't thing or another for granted. see
203. house. scared. You needn't look horribly so Of course, you're afraid now. all Th
204. id now. all That's because you're sickly. right of But you'll be by next summer,
205. you the same question, and I'm perfectly sure that you'll say yes." "I doubt it.
206. urther than you can see him." "Certainly, Tom, tell Percy." I From after-knowled
207. e contrary, kept running on the unlovely HARRY rible DEE. 6^ meft*?ries of the n
208. There they came, as I tossed restlessly upon my bed the gloomy house, my gloomy
209. upon his lips. He looks about him wildly at the blood upon his night-shirt, at t
210. as a mother soothes her Percy, the only one of all who has scream. He is been d
211. t master of himself, and the not is only emotion upon his expressive face intell
212. nan " Just let him have his sleep tively. deserves all authoritaout. He he gets.
213. the col- pronounced me well. How calmly and peacefully these golden months glid
214. unced me well. How calmly and peacefully these golden months glided on. During O
215. glided on. During October and the early part of lege November baseball held its
216. an on the nine. Indeed, it was generally held that John was superior in safe hit
217. ight place and at the right time. Fairly strong at the bat, he was at his best w
218. and that was in throwing. could scarcely put a ball on a line from his ordinary
219. rs possess, of being able to judge a fly almost as soon was knocked. it, And whe
220. g to bases he was considered second only to Ryan, the best catcher of the senior
221. nnings. opposing nine, they were clearly our superiors in batting, and they were
222. eriod 't would have been downright folly even to attempt a game with the boys wh
223. In the mean time studies went on briskly. How our set did soak themselves in the
224. Latin, I was considered the best. easily see, was not due to any mental superior
225. study. matter Tom and Percy were easily my superiors, and I had no doubt that b
226. k Mr. Middleton solved he could possibly attend to. our dilemma. 44 Get Keenan,"
227. o, you'll not lose by it." Keenan gladly assented to our request and during the
228. we looked upon it as fun, but we really did like Latin; and we really did love
229. we really did like Latin; and we really did love Mr. Middleton; and we really d
230. ly did love Mr. Middleton; and we really did hope to make, at very worst, a stro
231. s by our enthusiastic teacher, and daily kept a.l*ve and nourished by his hearte
232. Harry Quip a for dis- Tom won it easily, with tant second. After a month the pr
233. ring. The sweet our twitter of the early ears; birds fell welcome upon while the
234. lory about the budding tree and divinely-painted flower which is dimmed Or invis
235. to play the large boys one game." "Only one?" I inquired. "Well, yes," answered
236. . If we do, we're satisfied; it scarcely be able to do this we don't, we'll year
237. cess, you know; and then "Well, you rely may we'll be flushed with success, as t
238. board of reverend examiners successfully they won't be afraid to face a big boy
239. the vernal glories all the more joyously that they had done their duty. And so t
240. res- Charlie Richards delivered a neatly-worded open- ing address, concluding hi
241. bject-matter for examination. thoroughly drilled as they had been all along in T
242. etting up our position, and consequently had no unThe examiners were flushed and
243. ted upon such readiness. ness. Presently translation Finally, the president turn
244. ess. ness. Presently translation Finally, the president turned to our professor:
245. atter of private work, we had repeatedly gone over our author, each one o f us i
246. n irregular verb and, blushing violently, went to We all pitied him, for there w
247. I would say that in Latin you certainly are above the standard. Your contest in
248. es seldom come off with honor. Certainly, if you can write Latin as you speak it
249. hile the boys gazed one another ruefully. " at Because," continued the to read p
250. continued the to read professor gravely, "I am going you a story." I wish we co
251. wish we could have been instantaneously phoSuch a collection of tographed at th
252. exception of myself of us were strongly built. Percy was a trifle slim, but his
253. him bounding Keenan came in at a slowly toward short field. dead run, picked it
254. ort field. dead run, picked it up neatly, and threw it to Don* nel at second, wh
255. year when he first came He could hardly do anything One would never have imagin
256. ruck at the next and made a pire finally gave foul. The um- him his base on ball
257. rnation, at the coacher. staring blankly "Triple A," shouted our captain. With t
258. n him, sent the ball on a shortstop. fly back of the fell Percy stood on his bas
259. om now came to the bat, i and was easily retired on a foul tip. Score, to i. I h
260. pitcher's box. ing Tom's signs, I easily struck out Earle and Hudson; Poulin sen
261. ichards, who fumbled it, and immediately after, as I pitched my — first ball t
262. ck out, and Ruthers was retired on a fly back of third base. Score at the end of
263. he direction of the falling ball. Hardly; and even if he does he will scarcely h
264. ly; and even if he does he will scarcely hold it. Now he is almost under it. Loo
265. d shouting and clapping of hands as only a phenomenal play by a general favorite
266. llowed up the good work by popping a fly into short right field, where no one co
267. imultaneous; then he returned it quickly to Tom in time to touch Cleary out on h
268. the third ball pitched to him and easily beat it to first. He made second on a p
269. s example. turf — his mouth and firmly closed, his eyes dilated with his fair,
270. ayed his friend Percy. To put it plainly, It should he used some rather profane
271. emembered that poor little Frank's early training had not been of the best; and
272. reath, Frank went on: "Come on, you ugly mud-eye. I'll thrash you and your whole
273. e. I'll thrash you and your whole family." This was too much for the umpire. He
274. ckstop, sided with Drew. And inEvidently the umpire had deed it was a plain case
275. was sent to first base on Fox hit safely into centre. There were balls. now two
276. a sign for a low ball, but unfortunately I pitched a high one; and Hudson sent i
277. baseman's head. O'Malley came in safely, and Fox was for home. fairly on his wa
278. in safely, and Fox was for home. fairly on his way from third base, when an acc
279. onnel's out at first. Tom. knocked a fly HARRY DEE. into left field. 85 himself
280. t's out at first. Cleary knocked an ugly grounder to Donnel, who succeeded in th
281. were the exclamations as Percy literally it!" threw himself at the ball, lost hi
282. it Bennett. "He didn't catch on the fly; he got it on the short bound." Drew, t
283. , "you didn't catch that ball on the fly." " I know it," answered Percy " I didn
284. e story was had already decided it a fly catch. a to the game by announcing very
285. pire duties of umpire and player rightly. If he decides is to judge our plays by
286. he umpire third, he submitted gracefully. again blundered in giving him a put-ou
287. truck out and Ruthers was retired easily first. But as this chapter is getting v
288. d to catch O'Malley. short Unfortunately the ball came on an ugly to bound Richa
289. t Unfortunately the ball came on an ugly to bound Richards and went rolling beyo
290. ur half of Whyte batted a the inning fly caught with ease. was mercilessly short
291. ng fly caught with ease. was mercilessly short. to Fox in centre field which Fox
292. how it all happened. O'Connor's long fly to left was caught by Percy. chance for
293. ile Donnel took first on a difficult fly, which O'Connor muffed. Two men on base
294. st inning. Tom went to the bat evidently determined to bring in a run. He struck
295. alized that it was one. to been publicly exposed. Tom's generosity he owed it th
296. ng forth; and when Harry Quip hit safely he advanced his letters to squares and
297. his lingular system of coaching. clearly that he Our captain had pre- pared hims
298. irst I facing large boys for the pletely disappeared; and upon time had now comw
299. out, for O'Malley knocked me a baby fly, a wonder, I held, and Fox followed it
300. st. I, too, sent the ball rolling feebly toward short field. The shortstop, pres
301. ir hands, the big boys batted carelessly and went out in one-two-three order. Qu
302. Joe did keep cool. He knocked a long fly It was prettily caught, but before into
303. l. He knocked a long fly It was prettily caught, but before into right field. Hu
304. ennett sent a very hot grounder directly over second base. In what manner Keenan
305. eld. How he recovered himself so quickly and, as the it runner was within a few
306. 'Connor was retired by Tom on a foul fly. Now was our chance. We built strong ho
307. ush! boys clapped their hands vigorously; the smaller screamed and threw their h
308. ittle Frank, who since his them actually danced. scoring with bent and averted o
309. to hit the ball, while Percy was equally determined not to be forced. "One "One
310. ore, Percy accomplished his great simply tore up the ground, and in his course s
311. l, He head over heels. Percy had clearly beaten the ball. But when he picked him
312. laimed, but everything he wanted, namely, time for Percy to recover from the bad
313. e divined at once that Percy, ordinarily cool and self-contained, would be sympa
314. would be sympathy and suffer more keenly from the pity and attention of the spec
315. e or four minutes Tom gave in gracefully, and the game was continued. Evidently
316. y, and the game was continued. Evidently Percy had fully recovered. He worried t
317. was continued. Evidently Percy had fully recovered. He worried the pitcher not a
318. his cap, and with his head bent slightly forward and his eyes fixed upon the bal
319. e He saw that it was over fixed steadily on the ball. the base and judged that G
320. careful aim, that Percy threw it swiftly to first. The umpire's voice of Drew. "
321. d, in an excess of ex- roared out nearly the whole inand outfield. For Percy, wi
322. ad not stopped at third. Turning sharply turn, by the way, that no other boy in
323. make toward home, so as to lose scarcely a foot, he was more than half-way in be
324. f-way in before the first baseman fairly realized what had field "Home! home!"
325. ning and his hands stretched imploringly toward the But even as the ball left Be
326. d Percy! which first? The ball certainly was in the catcher's hand while Percy w
327. side Percy at once and raised him gently yet quickly from the earth. Our brave b
328. t once and raised him gently yet quickly from the earth. Our brave basestealer w
329. earth. Our brave basestealer was ghastly pale and staggered even as Tom first ba
330. feel, Percy?" asked Tom sympathetically. "It's nothing — just a little scratc
331. l perceived that he was suffering keenly. "Look'" said Tom; " The blood we saw w
332. It was great," said Tom enthusiastically. " I've read about it, but it's the fir
333. en to us students blend with the eaithly and though, boylike, we all looked forw
334. , boylike, we all looked forward eagerly to the days of vacation, still, \>y the
335. df studies; prepared to enjoy it rightly, because St. we had entered traditions
336. ause St. we had entered traditions fully into the to beautiful Maure's with rega
337. e annual colcommencement, could scarcely believe his eyes lege My on seeing me.
338. gauzy bits of fleece, reflecting faintly, yet so beautifully, something of that
339. , reflecting faintly, yet so beautifully, something of that blaze of glory which
340. and moving onward air over like stately, dainty ships of the an infinite sea of
341. of the an infinite sea of blue. Lightly they hover the over the tranquil, well-
342. caught their eyes, and as they silently follow changing splendors, they forget
343. red Tom. is "Yes," answered Percy softly, "the beautiful day most beautiful in i
344. r business," put in Frank Burdock tartly. " She ought to have kept her husband s
345. ad.v. HARRY DEE. ioi "Play him carefully; don't get excited," said Tom. "Who's e
346. Who's excited?" asked Frank disdainfully. 'I'm not afraid of the biggest pike in
347. very large fish, which sprang furiously out of the water in a vigorous struggle
348. fish until he had brought it, thoroughly exhausted, to the side of the boat, whe
349. he side of the boat, where it was easily landed by Percy. "A wall-eyed pike and
350. approved anglers of the region. Suddenly our attention was distracted by a novel
351. added to the serene loveliness of early twilight. Around an arm of land to the
352. to her sash of blue, tossed alternately by her quick movement and the gentle br
353. mouth and play of head thrown haughtily back added all appearance of supercilio
354. ook !" exclaimed Frank fish. vivaciously, holding up his "Ah!" exclaimed his his
355. and even serious Frank chuckled audibly. As for the little girl, she joined in
356. Yes, me lud," answered Tom, respectfully but cheerfully; " for mark you, me lud,
357. nswered Tom, respectfully but cheerfully; " for mark you, me lud, we have not ha
358. e dook," continued — T — Tom gravely. " We really " "Now, you stop!" cried t
359. inued — T — Tom gravely. " We really " "Now, you stop!" cried the "duke" pla
360. you stop!" cried the "duke" plaintively. "Tom, Tom," giggled Percy, "do give hi
361. ther a lord nor a duke," he said gravely, as though he expected to excite surpri
362. t his lordship was scolding her bitterly, for the little lady bent her head and
363. id," I remarked, " that there no earthly love so pure and elevating as the love
364. ease their sisters, to be cross and ugly Lots of 'em are good boys, too; toward
365. little over eleven years old, extremely polite, amiable, and obliging. He gaine
366. ng with me, he said that he was the only child, that he had no brother or sister
367. ound black bass. Before he had it fairly in the boat Tom was playing another, an
368. the fact Frank was reeling in vigorously. As for myself, I was kept busy with th
369. 't be surprised Sometimes there are ugly squalls on this lake." " it's "That's a
370. The seat in the middle was sufficiently wide to allow two rowers to sit togethe
371. pered Frank in tones of awe. Momentarily the sound grew in volume; gradually, ab
372. rily the sound grew in volume; gradually, above the deep groaning and fluttering
373. e. "It's no use, boys," cried Tom. sibly "We may pos- make it, but our safest pl
374. nk, who was facing us, had become deadly pale and jumped to his feet. back. " Lo
375. a mast with one hand, the boy was vainly endeavoring with the other to take in s
376. boys, with your might!" Very fortunately for us, none of us was a novice in Ever
377. ither way." I'm not afraid; you can rely "All right, Tom. on me," answered our s
378. d on Frank for our course. Pull steadily." "God boat is help them!" cried Frank,
379. r God's sake, Frank," cried Tom hoarsely, "are the boy and girl in sight?" "The
380. ng gloom. Shadows seemed to be literally rushing down upon us. Our every stroke
381. o us. " I can see the boat quite plainly. I've good eyes, and I'll keep that boa
382. In the midst of it all we bent sturdily to our oars in silence, each of us pray
383. aging into our boat. We for help plainly saw, moreover, that should we succeed i
384. l over all that in moments he infallibly became leader by roused us from our com
385. ed the western light, lifted as suddenly as it by had and fainter, the breeze di
386. inter, the breeze died almost completely away, and nothing out the lashing waves
387. the fierce elemental conflict so lately raging about us. During this lull we he
388. uries, * 'Jesus, Saviour of my soul, fly, Let me to Thy bosom While the angry wa
389. ckets, was shouting to us inarticulately. Before Tom could succeed in climbing i
390. imbing into our boat, the storm suddenly came down upon us with We new force. Th
391. sappeared. I foresaw what would probably happen and immediately threw off my coa
392. at would probably happen and immediately threw off my coat and shoes. I was a po
393. No sooner had the strange boy thus madly tempted his own destruction than Tom, r
394. r in a death-ciasp. Tom struggled vainly to free himself; both went down togethe
395. spring to their rescue, watched eagerly for their coming to the surface. Oh, wh
396. k in a sight which stands out as vividly before my imagination now as it present
397. re* from behind. Tom's face was deathly pale. He vealed now. had managed to twi
398. drowning boy so as to face him partially, and as he rose I perceived that he had
399. ble his stroke! — seemed to be equally perplexed with in me for some " If the
400. at founders," he labored forth gaspingly my ear, "all of you make for the yacht.
401. k. To the yacht, every one!" Fortunately boat; efforts we had kept near the fort
402. efforts we had kept near the fortunately for Tom, who was in the ill-fated sail-
403. pent with his double rescue; fortunately for Percy, who, incumbered with his sho
404. es, had the child in charge; fortunately, in particular, for myself, who ^4&d th
405. h me had not Prank The two of us bravely come to my assistance. made but little
406. ened yacht drifted upon us. him securely to the boat. "Well!" said Percy, when w
407. thank God we're safe; and if we can only hold out the wind will bring us to shor
408. ve fingerThe poor boy's face was ghastly, his mouth nails. was open, and he was
409. ed to the lower part of the mast. Lastly, between myself and Frank, was Percy, s
410. ments. How wan it was growing! Presently his eyes closed. "Percy! Percy!" I crie
411. me that I ever heard Percy speak harshly of any one. Tom very shortly opened his
412. eak harshly of any one. Tom very shortly opened his eyes and found him self pill
413. lowed on Percy's hand, with those kindly blue eyes bent " down in grief upon his
414. is pallid " face. He we ?" smiled feebly. Never say die, " he whispered. Where a
415. t trouble." "Well," whispered Tom feebly, " if anything happens you look out for
416. s of delirium he laid bare unconsciously some of the beautiful secrets that were
417. ered that the life within was as saintly as the life without was noble. Again an
418. e in the water. How frightful reverently ! we listened to these confessions of a
419. f a noble soul It mental brought vividly to our minds the struggle that had gone
420. f my soul, 4 in- Let me to Thy bosom fly.' " I "That's what I say, "said Tom wea
421. I "That's what I say, "said Tom wearily. could go there now; I'm so tired." "Oh
422. 're talmer, and I drifting on splendidly. Tom," said Percy. The lake is getting
423. tle looked so startling upon the ghastly pallor which had now usurped grief. the
424. bandaged and tearing into strips deftly, tenderly the bleeding breast. "Now," h
425. and tearing into strips deftly, tenderly the bleeding breast. "Now," he exclaime
426. ank. "Jesus heard your prayer." Suddenly there was a cry of joy from Percy. "He'
427. ht breeze. "Hallo!" cried Percy suddenly. "Just look at the lights along shore."
428. s ready?" continued Tom. thing is lovely, — — — two, three." 44 Hip— hip
429. p— hip— hurrah!" We paused anxiously and glanced shoreward. "Do you think th
430. ver did before," answered Rose seriously. "Well, don't do it again." "Pshaw! the
431. rcing whistle which rang out startlingly upon the air. It came from the whistle
432. and which Percy had ever since jealously guarded. "Eureka!" cried Tom. quick " T
433. Hip— hip— hurrah!" We waited eagerly; the gun, which, ere its crack of a rif
434. imed. little girl, " added Tom buoyantly. yelling "Your mamma's happy now; she h
435. 'm not," awful wet, and Rose ingenuously. "I'm dark, and everything's Wrong, in
436. will. An answering cheer came gratefully upon our ears. "Boat ahoy!" cried one o
437. id tell the truth,'' Tom parenthetically. "I do, sir." Here Gordon made his pres
438. en Percy was disgusted. " Oh, if we only had an ice-chest," groaned Tom. " Why w
439. within a large boat, and Percy presently was in the arms of his will — — HAR
440. althy MR. of English birth, who, shortly after gentleman attaining had chosen Am
441. ection of a villa, which he had formally occupied on the very day we made the ac
442. h of us a complete summer outfit. Vainly did he endeavor to induce Tom to accept
443. om to accept the Aurora, and it was only owing to our friend's eloquent expostul
444. aught me by he the arm. "Harry, honestly, I wish that this was your uncle's haun
445. ite at his ease, while Percy was clearly the most finished little gentleman in t
446. een for Rose. She sprang forward eagerly to greet him. "Hallo, little girl." "Ha
447. y. listening group, who drank in eagerly his account of Aside from his ease and
448. e piano, and running her fingers lightly over the keys by way of prelude —youn
449. if run their credit the fingers lightly over the keys, I may books composed her
450. d," answered Tom, "that I'm particularly awkward at anything, You see, we're rat
451. solemn crowd it's dancing. in our family. I have no sisters at home to help me i
452. " nothing; if "You don't look so awfully solemn," said Miss Carruthers, with a p
453. he was not or Tom was speaking seriously 128 HARRY my feelings." DEE. reply, " M
454. ously 128 HARRY my feelings." DEE. reply, " Miss Carruthers," to conceal came th
455. place in the quadrille, but we certainly were when our infantine Frank, with Ros
456. young man. Mr. Scarborough was a kindly old gentleman. Stealing up to us while
457. e the little figures were moving lightly about in what to me were literally the
458. ghtly about in what to me were literally the mazes of the dance, he invited us f
459. es. "I'm half sorry," he said pleasantly, "that I got up this party. You boys ar
460. we came upon Gordon, rather unexpectedly, it would seem; for he dropped a lighte
461. garette and crushed it under his sternly. foot. "There you are " — smoking aga
462. " said the father it Perhaps he was only holding for another fel- low," voluntee
463. fel- low," volunteered Tom, consciously or unconsciously borrowing his little w
464. teered Tom, consciously or unconsciously borrowing his little witticism. " I had
465. cards, " said the young man plaintively. "Euchre?" asked Tom. "What! can you pl
466. you were pious. Pious people, especially pious boys, don't play cards.' 8 "Nonse
467. up amusements, unless they run sturdily. Tom Your :',dea of piety up against th
468. and happy at the same time; consequently they go to extremes and throw aside rel
469. and throw aside religion almost entirely." Gordon took advantage of his father's
470. s up on the table," said " Tom I affably. "Just what thought, the four Jacks are
471. ng over the faces of the cards. "It only two had been missing," continued suavel
472. two had been missing," continued suavely, "they might not have been noticed. fac
473. two." Gordon. "Keep away, " he suddenly added in terror "don't strike I take it
474. e a cheat!" howled — Taking him firmly by the collar, Tom assisted him from hi
475. rom his chair. "There!" said Tom sternly, pointing to the missing knaves upon wh
476. oys don't play that kind of game." larly. " God bless me!" exclaimed Mr. Scarbor
477. lay fair, it Playfair," he unconsciously punned; and struck me for the first tim
478. the whispered second stranger distinctly. I hate hypocrites. Maybe I Tom in him
479. idered slippers. a pair of very prettily emone, Selecting he turned to- ward Per
480. t do The yellow-faced one lowhe actually interposed.) ered his arm. " Go on," in
481. it sent the slipper at Percy's head, fly, Tom caught on the walked over to the w
482. ook : out, he can lick your whole family, you bilious fool." So the challenge wa
483. nge was changed into an apology. "I only meant style of joke is to it in joke."
484. yle of joke is to it in joke." " Exactly," answered Tom. " I understand : your t
485. out of the windows. I d«y it regularly." The young man of the coffee-and-cream
486. . The least, military students presently took to talking in a louder key. The to
487. s of conversation, "bu<; I don't exactly take your meaning." "Well, the fact is,
488. t or talk deplease to go outside. cently; otherwise, we'll leave this house righ
489. nions, who were for the nonce thoroughly ashamed. right, fellows. Let's get to b
490. gh brought us all upon the lawn, shortly after breakfast, and urged us to get up
491. d you're all Eugene glanced disdainfully myself. Tom, Percy, and "Go " on, Tom,"
492. red yards Percy is or so would be hardly younger and Give him a chance to show h
493. d very little girl." "And not far archly at there's another off, either." Tom. o
494. e blushed here and said that he Aad only done his duty. But he didn't. "Little g
495. , Saviour of day soul,' I felt perfectly happy out there on that "You're so nice
496. u're not afraid to lose your lives. ugly lake." "Did you?" exclaimed Rose I it d
497. id you?" exclaimed Rose I it delightedly. "Oh, meant it every word. Mamma taught
498. nce of childhood shining from her lovely eyes, Tom felt a lump rising in his thr
499. post; he was breathing somewhat heavily, and the perspiration was rolling down
500. d him, was fetching his breath anxiously, as ! quite easily, while his face, jus
501. his breath anxiously, as ! quite easily, while his face, just the least bit flu
502. he can run betlege," said Frank proudly. ter than that if he wants to, too." I
503. some twenty feet, and awaited patiently for Eugene to arise and resume his runn
504. f life. The shadow to cast upon my early years by lifted, as I my uncle's murder
505. uncle's murder had not find. yet wholly was very shortly is The hope reader wil
506. ad not find. yet wholly was very shortly is The hope reader will see that the my
507. che, hired for the occasion, and rapidly nearing the house whose horrid memories
508. aking!" There was a number of these ugly black birds hovering in mid-air, utteri
509. selves in that tones. I've got some holy water along; it's a good style. thing t
510. growled and grated, sounds not entirely dissimilar to the voice of him who had
511. some moments he stood listening intently; then an expression of relief came upon
512. red over us and around us, and certainly did not help to put me at my ease, alth
513. de open and raised the window. Presently he added: "Suppose we take a look at th
514. " Let's get out of here," I said faintly. Tom did not seem to share my impressio
515. stops at the its is murdered? It vividly that my uncle, for all moment came upon
516. ght. was somewhat relieved, subsequently, by discovering that other clocks in th
517. verlet and the sheet thrown back exactly as I awoke and sprang from the bed, in
518. Tom showed signs of emotion. He quickly mastered it, however, and said: " Let's
519. pursued my dauntless 144 friend serenely, " HARRY is DEE. all, he'll allowed to
520. e'll allowed to wander at be very likely to come in here." It is easy enough to
521. ur plan would have at our The been early nipped in the bud. For on my first prop
522. th, and if one goes there one can hardly help staying all You ought to know now,
523. ntinued my father, " that it was chiefly on your account I gave up the pursuit o
524. d have reached Tom my father had an ugly fall from his horse. His hip was injure
525. upon in to the scene it my father easily gave two hours after our pleadings; and
526. e I dispatched our lunch very pleasantly, though was beginning to The meal, all
527. red into conversation with Tom in really good spirits. But as mine rose Tom's se
528. ll. True, he opened his mouth frequently, but only to His eyes, too, had begape
529. he opened his mouth frequently, but only to His eyes, too, had begape or to excu
530. uccesmore than I can go through decently." "Two nights!" ? ter last night the ma
531. to I tell the events as I then honestly thought they occurred. I returned to th
532. s- that my head was becoming I Presently covered that was nodding, and even in t
533. . quite near Tom and laid my hand gently upon his He had not stirred from the po
534. en or twelve minutes got on quite nicely. But once more I began to grow heavy. S
535. do," muttered, — was a blank. Suddenly I started to my feet with a gasp and li
536. y feet with a gasp and listened intently. There was a loud whirring noise and my
537. strike. One, two, three I could clearly distinguish the deep tone of the five,
538. , twelve. Then there succeeded a deathly silence, and on I the moment a cold shi
539. in his last moments. I could now clearly see this strange apparition. — Tom be
540. d. Tom watch. 11 glanced at me anxiously and took out hij " Four minutes past tw
541. ence gave him a full acTom was certainly astoncount of my adventure. At several
542. at's this, Harry?" he exclaimed suddenly as he stooped to the floor and picked u
543. ed my watch at twelve, and most probably the shock of the fall stopped it." I5 2
544. 'm afraid it wound up about it seriously to you. your imagination: it would have
545. the same strain at some length, wearily, draggingly. but he failed to convince
546. rain at some length, wearily, draggingly. but he failed to convince me. The hour
547. art, his hands behind his back, Suddenly his face lighted up and he clapped his
548. aph it on your memory." I was now deeply impressed, for I saw that Tom was both
549. letters one by one till I was perfectly satisfied that examination could no far
550. ll "Tick, tick," went the clock solemnly and The sound of it sent a shiver throu
551. d of it sent a shiver through me. slowly. Tom, quick to divine my feelings, caug
552. t of story-books. — ! words. Presently there was that a whirr — whirr— whi
553. seemed case into a tremble and certainly sent me into that undesirable state; th
554. uch is the fact. Tom seemed to be highly pleased with the clock's performance. I
555. ght?" I5 6 HARRY I DEE. of dis- "Exactly," course, I answered promptly; "only, m
556. - "Exactly," course, I answered promptly; "only, make allowances for the differe
557. tly," course, I answered promptly; "only, make allowances for the difference in
558. with brow in thought. and knit presently, "didn't you hear that clock strike the
559. notice " It scared me. I it particularly?" thought it sounded like my poor uncle
560. rred by the dust," it I said. "Precisely: the clock, when struck, set the dust a
561. d not strike last night." " Consequently " Consequently I suggested Tom. ; and
562. st night." " Consequently " Consequently I suggested Tom. ; and — dreamed that
563. t hurt to spend a night here, especially as it's the best kind of fun." "Yes tha
564. rs and ship" owners having been severely sat upon. "Were I asked to translate 'm
565. tis pede ubi gentium estis ! " Ye comely ?" Graces, who, if we may credit Horace
566. n examination in it (in translation only) from Mr. Middleton on our return. In a
567. the pleasantest of the had become really interested in Latin, and took as much p
568. all yard to Percy and Tom. was outwardly and inwardly Harry Quip had developed 1
569. ercy and Tom. was outwardly and inwardly Harry Quip had developed 160 HARRY DEE.
570. news/' interpolated Quip sar- castically. you? He's been thinking about the matt
571. rk himself. Listen, will His plan simply gorgeous. you?" fifteen or sixteen "We'
572. to Latin, trying to reproduce, as nearly as we the idiom and turns of expression
573. il-mark them wherever we're particularly bad in blue, and where we're particular
574. ad in blue, and where we're particularly good in red, and occasionally, when he
575. rticularly good in red, and occasionally, when he thinks it suitable, he will jo
576. not three out yet, " observed Tom dryly. "Allow me to finish my inning. During
577. lease." "Oh!" came the chorus. "But only in Latin." "Ah!" "And I've given my wor
578. at condition will be observed faithfully. Now, in return (or this favor, Mr. Mid
579. 4 wish was Pope," Quip observed solemnly. first I'd canonize our teacher the 44
580. on't let loose difference between easily. 44 44 much The pleasure as we read a n
581. But now let's look at our chances calmly," and Tom became very thoughtful as he
582. presentiments of our capabil- "Precisely. Tally one for Carlyle. little bit wish
583. iments of our capabil- "Precisely. Tally one for Carlyle. little bit wish to get
584. n't learn from him must be made entirely of In the third place, we're in a board
585. raid Asa matter of fact, though actually studied we as are only in Humanities, w
586. , though actually studied we as are only in Humanities, we've much Latin when le
587. we ought already as boys have ordinarily studied poetry. Look at this! is, Last
588. ade up of members extraordinary not only in their energy, but also in their ment
589. ty as an off-hand translator. Insensibly Percy came to take rank with me, and lo
590. fore spring he was my superior, not only in idiom At Christmas we made one chang
591. ite easy for us to read Cicero; secondly, we wished to give more time and finish
592. idents ")f any note. HARRY DEE, The only matter which distracted 1 65 me from my
593. lt. — "Yes, sir," he said emphatically, "we'll find her Our agency commands we
594. district in the United States, sir. Only two a case like this is child's play to
595. came this letter which my father kindly sent It's me: was not a Mrs. Raynor, bu
596. ing link, for that was the last Probably Detective Green never came upon th* I h
597. lue eyes, a nose that turned up slightly, and a in mouth, which betrayed, a conj
598. g read to Tipp's sense of fun and lively us during meals. imagination were taken
599. ockets took their losses very pleasantly, and willingly redeemed their possessio
600. ir losses very pleasantly, and willingly redeemed their possessions with the eve
601. "Frank," said Tipp, "you did splendidly " "Didn't I?" exclaimed Frank. "Now, bo
602. hieves still clung to the name Gradually, by common of the "Artful Dodgers." usa
603. gers." usage, everybody found ordinarily in the company of Tipp was set down as
604. me fun in the issue and they were rarely disappointed. The study-hall was his ch
605. r law in that place of al- his, commonly known Anarchist," owing to his bristlin
606. g wag's steps; then he said deliberately, but in so low a voice that only those
607. erately, but in so low a voice that only those near him could catch the remark "
608. o the study-keeper's desk hat. and madly waved his It looked like a serious case
609. all in triumph. The joke was unanimously voted so good, indeed, that it a capita
610. oy as chief actor The plan worked nicely for a week till each time. This young m
611. this hour, I'll attend to you privately in my room." There were no further case
612. bound Tipp was a good boy and frequently felt remorse when, as in the main, the
613. too far. On such occasions he invariably consulted Tom; and it was owing to the
614. the burning cigarette, and moved slowly down toward where we were stationed. Of
615. as usual, a of the first bell) suddenly appeared. to disperse.* The crowd was a
616. ade signified, " a gesture which plainly Stay where you are." it," "Now we're in
617. said Tipp as the prefect walked rapidly toward them. "He can't find out who was
618. e words that Bob Broadhead had evidently in- "Suppose you all sit tended for his
619. nded for his ears. All obeyed and vainly tried to look comfortable, HARRY " DEE.
620. m would, sir," answered Tip. "Now, apply all this to smoking on the sly,* it's a
621. ow, apply all this to smoking on the sly,* it's against the college law and all
622. th his troublesome charges. He generally con- 174 HARRY DEE. hands through his h
623. , for he was very gentle and they really liked him. But their sorrow was not suf
624. the Anarchist. Mr. Auber was thoroughly discouraged; so discouraged, in fact, t
625. h because he is 11 ing Anarchist blindly." you what," pursued Quip, "those fello
626. are hatching something now, or I'm badly mistaken. Tipp is there, but the Anarch
627. ated, though he's responsible for nearly everything that's happened himself, and
628. t got to laughing so hard that he nearly died of it." " Oh, look here now: fun a
629. med a blow which would have considerably marred my had not Percy, by a quick mov
630. , at the same time apologizing profusely for the words he had just uttered. "You
631. udied to offend no one, had deliberately continued the teasing for the one purpo
632. ked our spokesman. " It's not completely hatched out yet, but it's going to begi
633. uber too much? He lets you off so easily. I've heard it said that he can't bear
634. ." "That's a fact," put in Tipp promptly. "He gave me fifty lines for talking in
635. warms up to a subject he becomes really eloquent. His timidity all goes, his ey
636. sence of Broadhead now came out strongly in favor of Mr. Auber. There were sever
637. h." For a moment there was was certainly bold silence. Tom's move HARRY "Here's
638. more "Immense!" cried Tipp; " I've only got fifty cents and I owe fifty-five, b
639. -will." " But, Father, it is not exactly to a professor but to to a prefect we w
640. to go to the large He returned presently without the bat and yard. handed Tom a
641. ng, in St. Maure's, and, heart. I verily believe, the happiest that ever laid he
643. en the Anarchist became furious Tom only laughed. Broadand offered to fight. hea
644. arms and held him. The Anarchist really seemed to foam at the mouth and said: '
645. account. That night he tossed restlessly upon conduct. It disposition. his bed,
646. upon the edge of a precipice; stealthily creeping upon him was Broadhead. Percy
647. nscious of his imminent danger. Suddenly to pray, but words of prayer came not.
648. piration down it his face. a How eagerly he thanked God that was but dream! He j
649. om. 1 85 His friend was sleeping soundly, his face, tranquil and composed, pillo
650. ard, energetic workers, was an extremely sound sleeper, and he felt certain that
651. low him, was rough and stony; ordinarily Percy would not have thought of jumping
652. came near he 1 86 HARRY DEE. saw plainly, by the light of the moon in its third
653. five or six of the Dodgers; consequently he was highly esteemed by a large numbe
654. the Dodgers; consequently he was highly esteemed by a large number. He was an a
655. ht, was now pursuing. Percy was slightly taller, but he was lighter by at least
656. or not it is impossible to say. Probably he suspected that a man, perhaps even a
657. n Broadeven pace, breathing quite easily. head lost his wind: he was forced to g
658. where repairs were being made, suddenly dashed aside to a pile of stones, and b
659. ld other stone flew past him. inevitably lead to his being knocked senseless. Br
660. as throwing with all his force. Suddenly a light flashed upon him. a toy pistol.
661. rank happened it time no room for partly to to among the curiosities that swelle
662. ties that swelled his pockets; so partly as a matter of convenience, show favor
663. cy never answered, but moved on steadily, still covering his antagonist. " Say,
664. u don't move. Promise to stand perfectly quiet and I'll put it down." if "I won'
665. don't clear off," he said contemptuously, "I'll smash in your face." "Once more,
666. h a manner that Broadhead could scarcely move hand or foot. "Now, Broadhead, you
667. ing through his bare feet. Then suddenly he gives Broadhead a throws him on his
668. ore he reached the college he was hardly able to When walk at all. made his way
669. dollars. The story leaked out gradually, though Percy absolutely and constantly
670. d out gradually, though Percy absolutely and constantly refused to talk of it in
671. , though Percy absolutely and constantly refused to talk of it in public. Broadh
672. WHICH TIPP MAKES A SPEECH. IT is hardly necessary to state that Mr. Middleinto
673. Mr. Auber," he said, touching spectfully, "I wish you'd kindly keys of the wash-
674. ouching spectfully, "I wish you'd kindly keys of the wash-room. his cap very rel
675. such occurrences and he looked seriously. Tipp very " Oh, we're not going to cut
676. f students jow in the They spoke quietly and pursued their work steadily. One wo
677. quietly and pursued their work steadily. One would think they were preparing fo
678. I notice, boys," said Tipp, when nearly al were ready to go out, " and it's 1 W
679. , " and it's 1 We've buen in here nearly worth thinking about. minutes-, I recko
680. as far as we could in see 'em." I really believe the Dodgers as they left the wa
681. s as they left the wash room were urally love with Mr. Auber. They were a. wild
682. a. wild set of fellows, but owing partly to their natgood dispositions and their
683. ions and their religious training partly to Tipp's control and Playfair's influe
684. Playfair's influence, they were roughly honest. Show a set of boys such «s iti
685. ARRY DEE. I can count on them infallibly. of the small boy. am speaking here The
686. tory style of black- ing which generally characterized his efforts in that even
687. the back of the heels (where the lively small boy finds it difficult to reach)
688. ach) shone as Tipp's splendors perfectly as the shining toes. ; were emulated, t
689. a word, and to bring the picture vividly before all, there were fifteen stiff ha
690. e preju- diced in the matter of dinarily feeling it hats, each member in or- to
691. ne he could reach with his hand. Clearly, then, something great was at hand. The
692. o march before the large boys had fairly gotten together. The large boys, still
693. ocession was eying his charges, suddenly saw one hundred solemn faces break into
694. ilence. it; Tom every moved over quietly to the door and shut boy rose and remov
695. advanced Mr. Auber took it mechanically with one watch. hand while he began pas
696. the other through his hair very rapidly. judge which of the two was the more fr
697. htened, which blushed the more violently, It was difficult to Tipp or Mr. Auber.
698. ear. Go on, Tipp, you're doing immensely," said Tom in the voice that so often c
699. his and getting one shoulder hopelessly higher than the other, "we've been a bl
700. 'm astonished; I'm hair, his. his deeply, deeply grateful." With these words he
701. ished; I'm hair, his. his deeply, deeply grateful." With these words he ran the
702. r the Dodgers." HARRY DEE. 197 The hurly-burly was renewed. "Now, Mr. Auber," co
703. Dodgers." HARRY DEE. 197 The hurly-burly was renewed. "Now, Mr. Auber," continue
704. d that first sentence, but began bravely on another. It was the first step that
705. first step that cost. His eyes Presently Mr. Auber was transformed. flashed and
706. 198 said HARRY Tom; "and DEE. I the only thing that it. feel bad about is that P
707. o me a favor?" — " If I can, certainly." want you to stop calling me Dodger.'
708. SSOR A LONG FAREWELL. "QAY, went to Holy Communion this morning," said Frank as
709. ot even take part in the sports of early spring with any For my own part, my sle
710. iews 200 with HARRY my that DEE. ghostly uncle, at one of which he informed ther
711. es work! The theme, though not extremely long. difficult, was quite don't think
712. t "one remark. You all know how heartily I wish you success in this conBut permi
713. my deaf boys, on what, as Johnson truly says, is more than success—on your de
714. nian We'll now go to bed we can't, early and get ready to play those Juniors of
715. as we did last year." ready accordingly, played the Juniors, and were defeated
716. Juniors, and were defeated pretty badly. Keenan and Donnel We got were against
717. re During the month I learned more fully Tom's meekness and Percy's sweetness of
718. se which we Ciceronians broke into, ably supplemented as it was by the entire au
719. another part of the hall, did actually perform, to the smiling amusement of th
720. the vice-president HARRY DEE. violently, 203 when the applause, under which Per
721. mall boys in knickerbockers, they fairly went wild. Some among them must have go
722. e seen of Percy 204 HARRY DEE. presently but his high shoes, his silk stockings,
723. ite certain Percy's sisters were largely responsible. Nor were the rest of us We
724. received no mention, but, as he naively remarked, " We Humanities boys don't wa
725. was us. over. "Aha!" he exclaimed gayly room, "here are as we entered his But w
726. deserved it." He shook each of us warmly by the hand, nevertheless, and how swee
727. the hand, nevertheless, and how sweetly, kindly did those gentle eyes of his sh
728. d, nevertheless, and how sweetly, kindly did those gentle eyes of his shine upon
729. ld of my college labors saying with holy " Simeon, " ' Nunc dimittis servumiuum,
730. Mr. Middleton," continued Percy gravely, All of us have we've come to bid you g
731. Keenan awaiting us and looking unusually grave. "Good-by, boys," " we're going f
732. of hand shaking, though we spoke softly parting is ever a sorrow, no matter how
733. ye. The enfante terrible did not exactly perceive in what she had been witty, bu
734. Thereupon we all departed incontinently, leaving "Oh, — the artless miss not
735. or Tom's Lover of my soul." Very vividly as her sweet treble broke so gently upo
736. idly as her sweet treble broke so gently upon our special behoof, "Jesus, 208 ea
737. eg your pardon, see, went on Tom gravely, we've got to draw the line somewhere.'
738. ngs." Rose looked at him very composedly. "I don't care! I'm not going to be a n
739. cted herself in a way that was certainly unique. Vacation passed all too quickly
740. unique. Vacation passed all too quickly. During thess letters summer months I r
741. wrote: Dear Mr. Tinker: I am completely discouraged. If you announce any more c
742. ttle — needful repose. Yours sincerely, John Dee. In answer to which he receiv
743. nswer to which he received very promptly a heavy bill for services rendered. Eac
744. d be willing to pay him a certain yearly allowance to induce him and his men not
745. of the happiest periods in insufferably dull our lives become an account of Mau
746. g year at St. them. — — It is hardly necessary to state that all of us poets
747. charming he had but to touch a seemingly dry idea and it burst into blossoms of
748. ssion he led all. — HARRY DEE. rapidly and soon took the lead of 21 Percy, who
749. g year. Whenever he met me he invariably asked in a whisper: "Say, Harry, don't
750. ould draw himself up and look me fixedly in the eye. was a bright, cool Thursday
751. s strange that you've got no news lately about what your lawit make yer is doing
752. or me, once thought." "It looks strongly against her," said Tom. "But the great
753. appens.' We entered Sykesville presently, soon found a bakery and confectionery,
754. d. "Do you mean Scotch cakes?" " Exactly. Scotch cakes for three and cream " cak
755. my through the curtain; for a strangely familiar voice had stirred the roots of
756. . shopman came hastening Tom very calmly knocked me a glass. As this the neck of
757. ded to the curtain and peeped cautiously through the opening. He saw standing at
758. et and turning to our left, we presently found ourselves before a tiny cottage o
759. ts and standing back in a small, tastily-arranged garden. "That's the house," sa
760. eleven, dark-eyed, black-haired, neatly but poorly clad, working at a lathe. Hi
761. rk-eyed, black-haired, neatly but poorly clad, working at a lathe. His beautiful
762. n upon the scene, the boy turned proudly and held up work to Mrs. Raynor. She sm
763. k to Mrs. Raynor. She smiled approvingly, then bent over and kissed his cheek. W
764. rness? — looked at my me a inquiringly, then there was a sudden start, then cr
765. unmanned wrench at my heart I meaningly at the children. Her face was very She
766. hristmas eve that I was to face the only man I had ever had reason to hate. I ha
767. ynor was not my mar. ried, but my family name. Now, please to remem. ber that wh
768. en came were busy with the past. vividly busy. a sort of heavy feeling; sleep wa
769. feet in a state of terror you can hardly imagine. the footfalls, slow, stealthy,
770. ed God as I saw you coming along quietly, ! — from the further end of the hall
771. orning your uncle cold in death." easily, — — — 2 20 HARRY DEE. CHAPTER XX
772. nife had reached his heart. more closely. He was dead. Then I formed my plans in
773. or sacrificing my own reputation, cently done. I was that weighed little. a stra
774. t that was out of the question. The only feasible throw a mystery about the me t
775. red with blood. You were sleeping calmly, and even as 1 gazed down upon your fac
776. rew your little arms about me and softly whispered 'mamma.' Then I tore myself a
777. come by her emotions, I arose and softly kissed her. " But I did not make the sa
778. was dead and gone you would think kindly and tenderly of your unhappy nurse." Sh
779. gone you would think kindly and tenderly of your unhappy nurse." She paused for
780. on your life. knew that you loved fairly impossible for — — — — .1 222 H
781. ad done when you were so weak and sickly, you would not be the strong, manly boy
782. ckly, you would not be the strong, manly boy, dear Harry, that you now are." I p
783. d devoted herself to soothing me. Slowly I became calmer, until, after the lapse
784. r the lapse of an hour, I was exteriorly, at least, something like my old self.
785. fairy princess who had escaped not only from the dragon-guarded but even out of
786. ." spoke the children gazed up earnestly into my face, and I am glad to say that
787. hamed to sew, even if girls do it mostly. You see, brother Harry, I'm the man of
788. brother Harry, I'm the man of the family; and it isn't right for mamma to do all
789. on that noble woman " It's in her lonely path of sacrifice. " Let's hear it, Lou
790. , too. the better, " I answered absently, for my thoughts were absorbed in memor
791. he bright little faces turned so eagerly up to mine. "Yes," Harold broke in, "bu
792. eap nicer," said Harold enthusiastically. — — ! "And have no " all the peopl
793. lone 'cept his father, me very earnestly and paused in her story. who was and si
794. ad?" "That was very hard," I said softly. Mrs. Dome was still standing at the wi
795. or his brother, and then they'll happily together. There; that's all." "Could we
796. ard that their pretty story had actually come true. But gracious me!" I suddenly
797. come true. But gracious me!" I suddenly exclaimed. "Here I've been sitting near
798. xclaimed. "Here I've been sitting nearly two hours, and two of the best boys in
799. , and the other, who is darker and jolly-looking, will be pretty sure to say som
800. tty sure to say something." Very shortly in danced Harold, pulling Tom Playfair
801. g Tom Playfair by the hand and evidently upon very intimate terms with that youn
802. eat deal more," said Louise impressively. Then there was a scampering of little
803. Tom and Percy listened very attentively. Percy was shocked on hearing that I my
804. e repeated that episode in substantially in telling it same words which she had
805. t same words which she had used suddenly. I to me. "Oh!" exclaimed Tom "What's t
806. Louise, of course, could not stand idly by and allow Harold to do all the lovin
807. s a cordial farewell and set out smartly for St. Maure's. " It's strange," I beg
808. eve you did it," said Tom. "What? Surely you can't suspect Mrs. Dome after what
809. I'd have Dome ran away my opinion, only to I save you. didn't see any way of ac
810. it's my strong belief that she actually did hear the real steps of a man or if
811. view of the case gave me, "do you really think that the money was taken by some
812. es Aldine's place." "And you have vently " " ; taken it, Tom," put in Percy fer-
813. quoting from The Mikado. " I " Evidently promise. you don't understand what mean
814. caught Tom's hand and shook it cordially, and was warmly congratulating him, whe
815. d and shook it cordially, and was warmly congratulating him, when we were both s
816. d put his hands before his eyes. "Surely you're not sorry, Percy," I exclaimed,
817. se he's not," whispered Tom. too saintly for any such view as that." *' "He's 23
818. 're not," said " Tom, gazing ear- nestly into Percy's face. But there's somethin
819. this year it's all "There is," you only could know how I've suffered. Tom and H
820. another. knew my two friends thoroughly, and yet for years the one idea of Tom,
821. thoughts he had been suffering silently. I saw between his words the desolation
822. ed with his confessor. Yes, this saintly young man had gone on treading the wine
823. ys he had tasted the bitterness of Truly " we myriad mortals temptation and tria
824. little facts." looked at Tom inquiringly. fifty "To lars? begin with — who too
825. were they ? How about Caggett ?" "Hardly Caggett's, " said Tom. "If we assume fo
826. money, we must also assume as extremely probable that he saw you kill your uncl
827. ime of my visit. I insisted particularly on his finding out, if possible, whethe
828. , if possible, whether my uncle actually had fifty thousand dollars The followin
829. education. My letter came very promptly. He assented to all that I had proposed
830. s become very seedy. Tramps occasionally. One of my clerks managed to meet him H
831. let me know at once. Yours respectfully, If Walter Lang. I will now put an exan
832. m on the night of December It was nearly three weeks since his last deposit. 23d
833. piece of farm-land, your uncle casually remarked that he'd keep days longer. "
834. at least two months. Yours respectfully, Walter Lang. It was midsummer when rea
835. then, for I broke away at once, hastily took the letter from Tom, and broke ope
836. oachman and grocer are O. K. It now only re- mains to trace up stock-broker. If
837. cent, it wrong there, " said Tom quickly. your broker and servants and your groc
838. are is follows, Harry, that you not only also stole killed your uncle, but over
839. best clothes," said Tom apologetU cally, while taking off his coat, "but I'm wi
840. m — touch." Tom arose, gazing ruefully at his cuffs. I "They'll think I'm a tr
841. is favorite quotations. HARRY "Precisely. DEE. 241 But as I'm going to take a vo
842. ed thousand dollars. How all the quickly the time passed as we discussed, in glo
843. AINTANCE. FOR class did not run smoothly. lent teacher, it Percy and myself, our
844. is and started in with a will. But early in November Percy was called home, owin
845. f his mother, and 1 We missed him sorely too was called away later. Frank Burdoc
846. letter from Mr. Lang which bears closely upon the strange adventures I have yet
847. or after stabbing yout This is the only possible solution, as far as I can see.
848. w with you I wish to make you thoroughly satisfied that I have used all human pr
849. rive to come here. — : Yours sincerely, Lang. After reading this letter I fell
850. There were other difficulties. it really hear an adult's foot-fall in addition t
851. ecessary I was resolved to give not only my money, but also to venture I my life
852. very step; and I must say that he rarely, if ever, gave me any advice. " Think i
853. as to a peanut-seller. You can if I rely on Percy." It struck true, me now I tha
854. liest convenience ? The prompt Certainly : reply came: start we can on the morni
855. nvenience ? The prompt Certainly : reply came: start we can on the morning of De
856. e, dear Harry. Yours most affectionately, Percy Wynn. P. S. ter, — Am delighte
857. am talking to an old friend of my family, James Caggett." The bloodshot eyes gla
858. loodshot eyes glanced at me very sharply from under their rugged brows, while th
859. years ago?" Again he looked at me keenly, and I saw, as the blood deserted his c
860. ng laugh it murderer once harm. Honestly — "I thought you were the didn't I? B
861. g "Yes," I to do, sir?" answered quickly. "You come to my father's house at eigh
862. needs. making it? " Thank you more, only up when we meet again." I'd give I coun
863. d give I count on you, sir. [How eagerly he clutched the I'll money!] You may be
864. e night of the 22d, they were positively frightful during My uncle came and went
865. of my morrow's expedition, and devoutly wished that my uncle and his money had
866. to read. three in the At After an early breakfast valise, I threw my things int
867. deed, in a certain There are us in early days which many years efface not. In th
868. so to speak, the small, nervous, sickly boy not yet in his teens. Yet why shoul
869. uperior in intellectual training, nearly his equal in strength. Thus I reasoned;
870. single night alone with him. Accordingly, within three minutes of receiving the
871. s answer: Dear Sir: I regret exceedingly that business of most pressing moment,
872. e case. The best thing I can do the only thing is to send you the only availMr.
873. o the only thing is to send you the only availMr. John Nugent. He is a good able
874. for him in our line of life to popularly supposed to be a haunted house. grets,
875. unted house. grets, I am yours sincerely, With re* Lang. to P. S. all. — Nugen
876. irits. the weather, which had grown ugly. A with few minutes before eight a youn
877. u'll stand at the top in a disgracefully brief time." Further reflections were c
878. hat I'm your man," said Caggett promptly. do you want me to do? I'll begin right
879. the time. Perhaps the sequel will supply the reader with another and a At any ra
880. lerk changed color, and tugged nervously at his musmultitudinous hinges, tache.
881. g this "That you may instructions." rely upon," I said, " if you follow Thus tra
882. hink that have reason have also Probably it I my uncle died with over forty thou
883. is money is about at all, it is probably in my uncle's library or in his bedroom
884. rvous, terrified Nugent was con- stantly looking over his shoulder, while his fi
885. ery soon I discovered that Unconsciously I beI too was yielding to fright. gan t
886. search of the library. Then we scarcely a book remained unexamined. Here my wea
887. he clerk, showed that he was not utterly an ignoramus. So interested did he beco
888. ions, I HARRY ror JXEE. 255 and actually put fresh spirit into me. The library w
889. eatures. "Come "Very on," I said sternly, catching up the lamp. "I'll not go," h
890. e took a mouthful of brandy. How closely these two men clung to me as we ascende
891. ascended the stairs together! so closely that I could feel that they were trembl
892. the detective in him, for he was really earnest in the work of finding out ever
893. " "Sit down, you coward," I said sternly. — He " complied, yielding rather to
894. e, and mattress upon the floor. Scarcely had he done so, when Caggett rose and a
895. yself." Caggett closed his hands tightly and made a few steps toward me, brandis
896. d buried his face in his hands. Suddenly an involuntary exclamation from my lips
897. his facial muscles were twitching madly, his eyes were fixed upon us with a gla
898. able, — ; just at his elbow, I hastily took another pint of brandy from my val
899. m another. His terror moderated sensibly. "Caggett," I said, when I was satisfie
900. might think did it." "Was that your only reason?" Caggett seemed to have fallen
901. her reason?" He opened his lips to reply, but though his lips moved there came n
902. ready stolen." I looked at him earnestly; he seemed to be speaking the truth. "M
903. way again "Look! look," Nugent suddenly broke in. "Here's something!" Kneeling
904. d an opening in the partition, evidently much fright- HARRY DEE. 261 The opening
905. back." As Nugent seemed ther, I gently utterly unable to proceed fur- He fell
906. As Nugent seemed ther, I gently utterly unable to proceed fur- He fell sprawlin
907. it be possible that he had deliberately secreted the large sum before committin
908. ll, which, I had taken care to set early in the evening, broke into a peculiar w
909. urning lowered at once in a dim, ghostly light. so that we were Caggett did not
910. line with it. His hands were alternately clasped, then thrown out from his body
911. that way," and he waved his hands madly. I looked in the direction of the bed,
912. derer. soul sickened as I could scarcely bring myself to touch this inaniclot of
913. add to my disquietude, I found gradually that I was fascinated by that still fig
914. f various de- nominations; but presently I found that I was in no frame of mind
915. one word brought back the even now. ugly present realities; brought back Caggett
916. ppen money had been secreted ? Certainly my I knew from the data furnished me by
917. bit of hiding his money. Had he actually intended to commit suicide, only HARRY
918. ctually intended to commit suicide, only HARRY to be killed DEE. 265 by his vill
919. om; and lhat his intention had certainly been carry out his purpose changed. For
920. ponder and consider, endeavoring vainly to piece these contradictory circumstan
921. omise of daylight. But I found presently that Caggett's figure was again asserti
922. in these tender memories, and I actually made what Catholics call My imagination
923. lmost saw that multitude of the heavenly host praising and glorifying God; almos
924. saw the great light which cast such holy fear upon the shepherds; almost heard t
925. is HARRY Deo it DEB, I — when suddenly (why do not know, I have a guardian ang
926. to account for, I turned my head sharply. I was not one moment too soon. As I tu
927. in getting assistance from That cowardly law-clerk might, after all, without. ha
928. ase it was! With his eyes fixed steadily upon me as an angler would play a With
929. His terror had disappeared as completely as the shades of night. The deadly purp
930. etely as the shades of night. The deadly purpose which animated him could be rea
931. most mine, Caggett played fish. legibly in the rigid determination of his compr
932. we were soon breathing table, ; heavily. I could feel ordinary my heart beating
933. upon the stillness, thus far broken only by 268 HARRY DEE. our heavy breathing,
934. with For the moit the room grew suddenly quite dark. ment Caggett was disconcert
935. ett was disconcerted; he turned suddenly in the direction whence the noise came,
936. throwing it at Caggett. It was probably the hesitation of half a second, but my
937. he carpetless floor, mingling confusedly with the fragments of the glass; and wh
938. for Caggett's head to reappear suddenly felt a strong clasp upon my left ankle.
939. s streaming from the wound; and I grimly foresaw that with loss of blood I would
940. hat with loss of blood I would presently become weak and dizzy and then all woul
941. pectedness of the onset, — — heavily to the struggle. floor. Then there resu
942. h hands to his wrist, and held it firmly, while the blood came trickling down my
943. ng, stiff 271 but found I could scarcely lift my head, so and sore was I from cu
944. th questions, shook him a little roughly, poor I plied could get the least inkli
945. ing." " How ?" I exclaimed incredulously. "Oh, he didn't want to; but I persuade
946. have accomThe wretched man will probably never plished. leave his bed again." "T
947. he determined to get that money and fly the country. He did not make up his min
948. pillow. Caggett examined very cautiously, and without disturbing the sleeper; he
949. he sleeper; he knew your uncle generally slept with it under his pillow; but on
950. t might attempt to rob him." " Precisely knowing Caggett pretty well, it might h
951. go, he didn't even know anything Finally he approached the of that secret recess
952. new his search, when your uncle suddenly opened his eyes, gave a gasp, and whisp
953. this, when he heard a footstep Scarcely knowing what he was doing and without.
954. what he was doing and without. certainly not knowing why, Caggett hastened over
955. ut of the room, and made his way hastily to his own sleeping-room, which was hal
956. r several days. last day he was severely frightened in some unaccountable way, a
957. naccountable way, and left precipitately, vowing never to come near the house ag
958. d out the money, and watched you closely for ever so long a time. Do you know ho
959. class. He knows Frank Burdock, the only non-graduate present, now quite tall, a
960. ow quite tall, and with a face eminently intellectual. He knows Will Ruthers and
961. te him on his happiness! For it was only yesterday that Tom, impelled with the d
962. acred Virgin Mary and the whole heavenly court, poverty, chastity, and — obedi
963. in spe" I answered. "The money is safely invested, Tom; and it can wait better t
964. ing to be a sawbones," added Quip grimly. " What are you thinking of, Frank?" as
965. lding association," said Frank seriously. "These graduates are great fellows, Mr
966. already, though 28o HARRY DEE. he's only had a chance of making their acquaintan
967. anged though his face wore more markedly that expression which may be noticed in
968. hose whose thoughts have been constantly turned upon sacred things. While we wer
969. dleton. He's Father He was ordained July 31st." Middleton. There was a solemn si
970. rom one to another, gave us his priestly benediction. What ing! a delightful tim
971. t of — — wings. Harry Quip presently mystified us not a little. He called Fa
972. xclaimed Percy, grasping his hand warmly, "you always were a lucky fellow. 1 Her
973. with God after our interwith our saintly Father Middleton. view. We did not, lik
974. of smiles, as he grasped my hand warmly. "I know you very well, Harry; though p
975. ow you very well, Harry; though probably you have never even heard of me." this
976. ll in love with this place. could hardly get him out. He came back in to stay."
977. ends. They struck me as being remarkably similar in their tastes and manners. In
978. ed better. The time came but too quickly for our departure. "Boys," said Mr. Pla
979. utiful ?" and he pointed said reverently, to the kneeling figures of Tom and Per
980. ing the glory of earth with the heavenly glory that seemed to play about their f

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