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Newspaper TitleFreeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932)
Trove TitleHand and Ring
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PA.ND AND RING:.:;,

By A. K. Green.

BOOK III. sY3tK;r.:' . Chapter XLL A LINK SUPPLIED.

' Upon his bloody finger he doth wear A precious ring.' — Titus Andkonicus. 'Make me to see it ; or at the lesBt to prove it, '-That the probation bear no hinge nor loop To hang a doubt on.' —Othello, {Continued.}

Bttt ihiQ ib not iho only poiat mto which ifc 10 necessary to inqnk'e. Foe to beliovo Ms. Otonfct guilty oE thio orinao one 'must aioo bolievo that all the other po^coaa who hod been oeenood of it were tsuthicl in the esplanatioao which thoy gave o£ the events which hod oaomiBgiy eon aeetsd thesa with it. Now, were thoy ? Toko the ooeujronooo of thai critical Eaomont when the olook stood at five Eainutso to twelve. If Mr. Hildsetk io to bo believed, ho wos ofc that instant in iho widow's fooat hell rauoinn oa hio disQppoiatsnGnt and D^PQDBinR hio ploas £02 fcho futtxpe ; the tfatap, i£ tbooo x?ko ppoiooo to havo wotohed him are to be believed, uco in tho kitehea portico ; Oraib McnoaU on the dining soom dcDP-ofcop ; IsBoc;a0e Dqfo before hot1 tola soopo in Peofsssoi? DosIjbr'q obssEVotoFy. Mr. Hildgetbp 'wifeh tcro doo?o closed botveea him and the bock 0? tho boace, kao\7 aothiog of ^?ho£ woo said os dooo those, bofc tho tcDEap heptd load talbiag, oad Otoik MoaDoll tbo ostool voies 0' £ho V7idor/P ^oicod in wo?do plaieh V7ose oalonloted to aiolaad hina into thiolxing dIio ^7ao ©Bgogod io angpy oltoreDtioa with Sho vyomoa Sis lovod. What do oil throo do9 then? Me'. Hildeoth FOEBaias ubGro he 13; fiheii-cmp sliallro QW07 thsoogh the front goto; Ofnils MGnoetl ffneheo baoli to tho 'wOodQ, And Imogeae Dave p Sho has tasaod laos? telooeope tov7oi*d Mso. ClsoamGaD'o oottago, aad boiag on tho side of the diniog-tfooEi doo-r, oooo fcbo fiyiag Zosm ot Os-oilr MgeooII, cad ma^feo ifc till it diaoppaGro horn he? sighs. Is fihoffo aoyehiDg ooatradicooey in those ?froriooo DSatosaeais P ITo. Lo£ bo proesad ohoo. Whet hpppaao a 2ou minuioa lofco^P Mp. Hildfoth, feed 0? ooola sioa Dad oasioQo io eoteh the £?Gia, opeoo tho i?o_at doo? and ofopa oa6, Tho fecomp, oliullriag sonad Doss othoF back doo?, dcao not seo him ; sfsaogQBQ, with £331? ©yo oa Gsait Monooll, aov? -^QaiobiDg into tho^ooda, Hosa oot seo him ; Jiobody O0QD Was. Mo gosc, ond tho widon1 for -& oho? 6 EBtoevGl is dq mxioh nlono qo ohe believed {bQEBolS to bo o Eaienfio os? Swo boJosoT/hoathsoo .ssqq ofccodj oasaea by ooeh ofibep, ofc oosfo 0? the ithfeo dcoso of ,IiG2 boBDo. What dean Dho do »aor7? W&T78 oho Saiohoo pi'opariag hop dinner, land thea5 obas^viog tlaot iho elcsk is alo^78 ps?o ?eesda to ns-b it sighb. Fatal fcaok ! Bofeo ahe ihm haa an oppo^taQity to fiaish ic, 4he ifgoafc -doos hco opoaad ogam, Mr. Orcutfc boo oom© ia, and, ^oxaptad, poehapo, by ho? dafQaeoless jmaitioii, oztohoa np 0 atioh o£ wood ft'oca the fieo-plcea cad, with oeg blow9 ottikea hes -2owa a^hio fcotp aed scohoa fosfch ogaia with tho tiiiS0 °^ ^°- ^oath. ]\f^, io theso caythiag ia oil thio. that ia ooa» tEadict0^ I^o; thesoiGoaly aoEaothiog loi't out. In'^P. ^hols o2 fcfeia docoEiptioa o£ whofe weat oa ia-^° wiiow'q hoaso thqso Ijdo booa ao iHQBtioa r'a-^° °^ E^Q uiag— tho siag wMcli it io coaesfic?' UD0 oithoe in O?aik Maaooll's 02 ImoF'0 ^a?Q'° p33C23aioa fcho oveaiag boi-ora ^.j- fliEsdes's oafl which woo {found oa tho diaiac *oom fiooi' r/i6bla tea siiaistoD altos tho oooaoifi took plcQo. 12 Myo. OlozaEBoaD'o Gsolaiactioaa ©se to be ideas oa qa attempt fco decoeibe hoe smaB&oaoi1!, thoa the ffisg snnot hove booa oa tho hmi. fifooS V7ao ralcod cgoiaot ho?, cad ho\7 eoalci that laavo baoa if tfeo haad uos thai o£ Mi?. OfontfeP UB3EipoL'?;riBfi od i6 Goci£i3G59 Sao dio» 45O¥ei?]7 oE^ChJo r?20£j 02 felao Soops fcotoa witb tho eaolomfiloas o£ ulao widow, saato o hvozk Is fee ehbin tfeafi io fatal £0 Me. G-l^qq'o fckoouy, Yot dosoit? S?Ijo_ eoootoi-oatioQ dioplayod by Me1. Oroat& whoa Imogono olaisofi 6ho BiHg cad pot it oa IiQff Sagop may have had 0 doopoi' oi^Qifi o&nm thpo woo thought at tho fcimo. Wco'ihoEQ any way sa which ho could hove coeqo into posseeoioa o£ it; bofo?o oh© did? aad ooald ifc have boon thofi feo had hod ifc oa Mo hood whoa he ofcracls tho blow P 'Mf. Gvyao boafe oil hio ene^gioo 60 iaquira. Fiffo^, \7ho?.o woo tho Flag whoa tho Iqvora psstsd io fclio wood tho day lbo£oTO filno mB^dos1 ? Evidostly ia Mf. Mancoll'o ooat jpoolrofi. Imo gens Isad pt»fi ifc (shopo, oad left it tlsoso. Bat MqbooII did aot know 16 woo thGi'o0 co 800I: no g-E!09 to look oE'Off ito Dafofcy. Ifc aceoediagly elipgoS out, biifc whoa P Kot wMlo ho olopfe, of it xfoald hove bsoQ fonad ia £ho hiafc. Wofc whilo ibe toot iho pafcli to Mo otaat'o laoasG, oj? it wonld jhovo Iiooq foisad in tho loao, op, at boofe, oa (tho ?diniag-r oo£3 dooE»Dtop. Whoa, thsa ? Mr. -8-i?yoe oould thiak o£ bufi oho iaotoat, and that wqq whoa the yotiag man throw Mo eoat fooaa «Q0 Dsm to tho ofchoi' at tho eoL:aoi' o2 6ho hoaoo ^o^osfd tho oteoot. I£ ifc rolled out thoa it woald have boon BQdo? oa iffiapotep, ond, oo tho soot w©0 flang &OH2 fcho light arm to feo lofffc, fcho ring woald feovo flowsj ia tho dfaostiota oi tho gat© aad £q11osjc pothapo, dirootly oa tho walk in front o£ tho hocoo, If! IS had, ito p'oooaoo ia the diQiBg-i'oom Doomed to ohow ife Iiod beoa oaBEiad iho2a by Mb. Geoeii oinoo bo uaa 6feo Best poscoa who woaf Ib2o fcho honao, Bofe. did ie foil tlaoTO P Me. Gkv/oo fcoofe tl^o only avoiloblo saqoao io £od oh6, Seniiog £02 Homeo Byii'd, ho odd So Mm : ' Yoa wera oa ?ho ooaefe.hoooo Dtopo wheo Ms1. Ofoutt Io26 oad ogooood o?0g to the widow'o ? feo@o©f-* . . .

? ' Ygd, oii?.' : ? We?o yoa wo4ehinp- Mm P Oonlcl you de Boeibo hio mnoaer oo E10 oatosod iho hcaoo ; ok whothoff ho etopped to look about him Lo2oro going in P' ( No, cu'j* L'o'aii'uod Byud, ' my oyoa may have foaon on hia3P but I don'fi nomoEabot1 aapfching Bpoeial that ha did.' Soraor/LAat diooppoiotod, Me. Gt'yeo woafc to tho Biotriot-Ai&QL'aoy and pat to Siiia feo aaoao cjaoDtioa. Tho oaor/oE? ho soooivod feom him wqd diicoTOQt, With a ^loorav eontsaotioli o£ Mo feor/5 Mp. FoffL'io ooid, ' Yoa, 1 Eoiaoaaboj? hio look aad uppooraooo vopy woll. Ho otoppod i!3j.'JdIx1j7, as ho nlwoyo did, aad oasriod hia hood -=--==- Wait !p ho owddonly osolciimod, Riving fcho elofceetivo 0 look in vhioh esoifconaoafc oad dooi oion wow Dtifanp.ely bloadod. ' Yob thinb that Me1. Oroott ooaamiltool fchJo enme ; ihvA ho loFS ao atoodiog on £ho oomet-hoiioo otopa ood oE'oosDfi liiso otL'eot io Mrs. OlomsBonu's honoo with tho deliborato intoation o? killing hop, and leaving tho busdon oi hio gnilfc to bo shouldorocl by tho tramp. Now, yon have onllcd np a raomopy to sao that oonviacoQ me thio oould not have booa. Hod ho had any such iaicei'aDi dooiga ia hio beoaot ho wonld not have beoa lilsoly to have ?topped 00 ho ho did cad pielx up samothing which bo oat? lyiag oa the walk sb £t'ont of Mra. GiosazBoao'o hoaco.' 8 Aad did Me. Oroatt do thofcP' inquired Mi'. Gi?yce, with sdsaisoblo oolf-confceol. ' Yen, I p0E3omboff it sow diotinotly. A maa saoditafcing a aai'doi? o£ this sjpfc would not bo likely io notico 0 pin lyiag in hio path, sataeh looo poase to pick it op.' ' How j£ it wes?o 0 diaEBood ffing, Mr. Ferris P' said the detaotivo, gravely ; 'yon hnve jaot eap° plied 0 ve?y ispoptont link in tho chain of ovi &QBOD ogainDt Me1. Qfcntf. Tho qoeofcioa is, hovy eoald the diamond ?ing wbieh Mioo Dofg io bo lievod to have d&roppsd iato Ms*. MaoaoiFo ooat pookot havo boon coraiad into Mrs Ol6mmoQoII3 hoasa withoot tbo agonoy of eifchoc hoEoolf op Ms1. MoQcollP I thiak yoc havo jaot; ohowa,' And tho ablo dotoetivo, in a ?2ot? bno2 ooatoaoeD, osplaioed the okuotion to Mp. FoPi'io8 fogothoi? , with the oiycumstonceG of Mobs all's flight. ? The Diatnct Attoraey woo Gincosoly diomoyed, Tho guilt o£ tho Feaownod lawyer V7ao oei'tainly ossomiag fositiva p?opo?tioao. Yot, tpao to his friendship fos? Mr. O/cntt, ho ssada one finol offoxt to eonteoveet tho oFeamento of the detec tive, and quietly ooi-J, ' Yoq profeoo to osploia how the sine might have beaa eoeeiod iota Mro. ClommeaEi's Ihoass ; bat how do yoa aoeoont fos1 6ho widow having nsad on osclamctioQ which oeosao to oignify it was on the hand which oho oaw lifted ogciinat hoe life ?' 'Bj/ the foet that itwao on thothond.' 4 Do you thiDk that psoboblo it tho haod was Mr. Opoatt'oP' 5 Poifeotly so. Whoso elce would ho bo lilsoly to pnt it ia tho prooceopiod ototo 0^ mind ia which bewos? In his pocket? The teomp raighfc hove dooo that, bot not tlao gontlonjun.' Ms. Fcffdo looked at tho detective with al E3ost an osppesoioa o£ fear. ' Aad how come it to bo oa tho flooi? it Mi?. Oseott put it oh hio Sago? P' * By tho saoot aateal psoeooo ia tho worfd. Tho sing, made £02 Misc Bano'o ikkd Sogop, won too loEgo 2o?_M2, Ofoatfc'o littls finge?, ond 00 olippod^oS: wiiei2 feo umppod bho otiofc o2 wood nom hio hood.' * Ae£ ho left it lying who?o it fell P' 6 Ho psobobly did aofc aotico ifeo looo. 12, 03 I OBppooo, he had picked it np and ploood it on his finges meohoaioally, ito aboenco at &ach 0 Esomoat woald aot bo obsssvod. Boaidoa, what clao ooald ho suppose c diaDaoofi siag ho had aevoi? 000a boforo, oad whioh ho hod hod oa tiio fingei' hub oa itsotaafc, woald oSor ia a oooe li'&o Shis P' 'Yoa 2C0G0Q elooo/ add tho Bioteiefc Aftoraoy j 4 too cloao,' ho added, 00 ho uncalled, with paia ful diotinctaoss, tho look oad cttifcade o£ Mi\ Owmtfc at 6ho tioao fclaio ciag woo fisot bponghfc into public notice. Me. Qsyeo, witSs Mo aoraol iaJmtioo, oooiaod to follow 6ho tiaonghto o£ tho Dlatinot Afifeocaoy. ' I£ ose oucEniDss a?o coBEoct,' ho somaBked, ' it woo a gpim moment fos tho Icwyou whoa, gqdtcq in Mo isamaaiSy feoaa ougpioioa, ho now Mioa Dos'o oomo apon too oceoo with oogon Inqahioo ooncosaing thia miafdoi1. To yoa, who had not tho elnoj it looked 00 i£ ho feoi'od oho woo not oo innocent go oho ohould bo ; but iS you will vq~ call i?ho sitaosion now, I think yoa will see Shot hia ORitation gdu only be esplaiaod by hio cp psohenoion o£ hoy intuitions oodasa olassa leot he 2 iatoMat apeang £?om oocae myotegioua doubt cS himcelf.' Mv. EeraiQ ohook hio head with 0 gloomy ah1, but did not seopond. * Miss Dare tello mo,' the detective xamme&, s that hia first act upon thoie meotiag DRain 06 Mo house was tooffe* himsolf to her inmasdoge.

Nov yoi 01? nayoao oho woraH ooy ho did oot Eaiofcrasfc hor, boi I ooy it wao to &n& out i2 oho miotpuotod him. Tho oamo roEsaning wsil apply (;o what followod,' eoatieaod xdc. Gryoo. ! Yoh oaanofc sroooaoilc tho tfeoB^fafi of hio goilfc with Ilia taking tho oaoo ot Moaaoll oadl doing all lao ooralol 60 soGjara hia ocqaiStoL 3Sufc yon will find ifc onoioL' to do 00 uhoa 1 toll you thnfc, V7sthout taJkiag Into ooaoidoi?ation ooy opark of oyoapothy which he might fool £02 fcho_man folooly occnaed off hio oifiEDo, bo koow &osa lEaogono'o lipo that oho would no$ oswivo tho oondoaaatioa ofc hop Iovof, ond thot, booidoa fehio, bio only b.opo of winning hoe fo? his wifo lay in tho gvatitudo he Hiight owokea in hos i£ ho aaooooded ira ooviag liio si vol.' ' You oi'o Eaokjag him out 0 groot villain,' mu?= jaut'od Mp. Fosffia, bitterly. 6 Aad woo aot 4 hot tho laagaafyo^of Ms own ? eoraatoaoaeo as ho lay dying P' ioquieod the do fi active. Me. ¥en'.8 could not scy Ko. He feod Mm oolc been too deeply improBood hy the oiniotep look he hod observed on the Jaeo 0? hio dying friend. Ho, thoffofoE'o, eoafiaod himaelf to t'o» masking, aot pitbout smcddzq : 5 Aacl now Sop the motive o£ thio feideono ceioiio — foe I oop poso you? isagaotiity hco disoovecod obo boforo , thio.' 8 Ifc will bo foxmi ia his love for Mioo Daro,' ! gotamod the dotoctivo ; ' but jasfc hovr I am not pi?opas.'ed to-dov to say.' 5 Hio love to Miag DoeeP What hod this plain oad homoopnn Mi?o. Glsffi)iai©DO to &o with I his love £oe Miso Doro P' Me. Gryco was obligod to ohako bio hood. Tho District AttoEaoy ds-ow hiraoolf up. i Mi?. Gryeo,' ooid he, ' the elacpgo V7hieh haa beea 1 HHado agoinot thio OEaineat ebdu domon'is th© vepy strongest ppoo£ ia ovdoii1 to oabataotiato it. The EBo6ivos oopooiolly, moat bo shown to hovo boon oaoh ao to offof 0 oospleto osceoo for 3oa= pacting hioa. No trivial o? iraaginopy s'eaoon i?op wishing fcljis r/oiatia oat o£ the woeld will ao L?v7eu ia hio oaao, Yoa mast provo that fee? death woo aboolutoly aaces a?y Io tho oqgooeo of bio doii'oot liopoo, or yoa? roaooara^ will oaly av7okea diotruot ia tho miada o£ oil who hoop it. Tho fame oi a moa like Mr. Orcott io nofc £0 bs destroyed by 0 paooiag word o2 a doliriom, os1 0 apeciono dioploy of oiFCGtaotoaCio' ovidonco aooh oa yoa evolve from the pressneo of tho cing 00 tho oeeno of maedeL'.' . ' 1 kD0V7 it,' allowed Mr. G-pyce, 5 oad Shafi io why 1 hovo aokod fo? a woek.' * Tlhoa you otill boliovo you gqei Sad Diefe o motivo Pf Tho otBilo whioh Mr. Geyeo baotowod upoa the fcvoueed object then hocoaEiod by Mo goao hauatod tho BiotEiob A^oenoy Us iho E?ODt o£ 6ho week. Ghaptee XLIL COlTSULTATIOlTSo ' That he should die is worthy poliey j But yet we want c, colour £oe' bis death ; '2 is meet he be condemned by course .o2 Jaw.' — Hen&y YJo Mr. Gu$qo woo poefocfily aworo tSaoS iho task before Mm woo 0 cliffioBlfc oao. To bo MEaoolC sonvinood tha6 Mr. Opcolfi Iiod'boea id jpoocoo sion ^£ 0 motive ooffioieat to ocoount £or, i£ .aofc esooco9 thio hosiriblo opimo woo oao fifoiag ; t« fiad ont that EBotivo oad moke it appapoafc to tho woeld woo oaothoE1. Eat ho woa_Bofe dia corapoged. SummoDiag his tv/o euboBdinatoo ho laid the mattes bofore thoaa. 4 i am convinced,' oaid he, c fchat Mra. O1osb° saeno woo 0 saoso impostaafc poroon to Mf. Os outS than hot1 plain oppaoranoo oad hamblo moBHOB o£ U2o wonld sogKoot. Do oitheL1 o£ you know whether Ml1. Orontt'a QDQje hao ovoe been oosoointod uitJi cay pdvoto oonndol, tho fcaow= ledfie o£ which might hovo givon hog1 powsi? ovor Mm ?' ? 1 do not think ho woo that kind o£ q sine/ ooid Byrd. 4 Siaoo saoEt-jiag I bovo prat myool£ ia tho 'boy of OQoh poroono 00 I oow diopoood to eoavorao oboufc him, oud thoagh 1 have booa oo fioHiohofi 60 Sad saany who oay thoy aovoL1 qaito likod og oltogothoi? teaoted thio foraorao lar/yor. I laavo fjoo?d aothiog said in ony way dorogatory 6q Mo private ohaEooter. Indeed, I believe, 00 far od the lodioo wero conooraod, ho woo partial los.iy sesoEved. Though 0 baoholor, ho felt no diopooitioo to mopsy, oad until Mioo Daso op° peoi?od on tho sooao wao not known to bo even ottentive to one oi hoi' 00s.1 ' Someonot howovor, I Corgofe who, told mo thaG for 0 ohofffc time he wao oweofc on 0 coE*ain Miqo Peatfe/ gomatked Hickosy. 1 Pratt P Whore hove I heapd thofi uamo P' mm?mui'ed Byitd to himoslf. 'But nothing eorao o£ it,' Hickory continued. sSfee woo aofc ovoe osid above smast, they oay,

and though pretty oaoagos did! aot hold his fancy. Sorae frolko any she was do tUiooppointed' ohe left to^n.' sPeatfc? Pratt!' ropoatod Bycd to MmaelFe. 'Ah!_I kiiov/ now0' ho ouddoaly oKoloimed. 'While I otood ai'ound acaoagsfc fcho crowd, the morniaff Wva. Olemmono woo ajordorod, I m» EaoEabop ov^jhoDring oomooao say hou hoL'd oh® . woo on tho Pratt girl.' 'Earaph!' ojooalotod Me:. Gt'yco. 'The widow wao hoffd oa oayooo Mr, OratEtt ohoae to ? ' odmi2o.J ' I doEe6 wndofofcoad it,' onid Byi'd. ( Fol1 1/ rojoinod Mr. Gryoo ; G bat I iatood So bofoi'o' fcho week ia out/ Thon abcaptly'!' e When did Mjs. Ghmmomo eomo to thia ' towa Pr 'FiftooB yoois ogo,' popliod Byi'c3. ' And 0Eeci4t— wfeoB did ho fie3t prat in qe op-: poo?oaso Liaeo P' 6 At voi^y mucEa the aaoso time, 1 beliovo.' 'Homph! Aad did thoy oooe 60 bo friends- - at that tieao P' 6 Some oay Yeo ; coifiao oay .No.' ' Whoeo did ho eomo hom — liovo yoB loomed !' ? Efora some plseo in Kobsaoko, I bolievs.' ' And sheP' 'Why, Dho eosaeo ftosa oome ploe© ia H's- - bmoko, tooP' 'The onmo ploeo P9 ' Tfeat wo muot fiod out,5 Mp. Gey co musod for 0 saiaito, thea ho ob GOfvod ; ' Mr. Orcntt woo !?onowaod m hio pro fooaion. Do yoo know oaythiog about his coseoB : ~whothor ho bronghfc a-ropatatioa fe ability;: with fe, ot whothor bio Soiao wos eatiroly saad© ; ia thio plaeoP' SI think itwQ0E3D3o aoro. IndooS, I htwo hoasd tbot ie woo in thio Ooract lao ploodoi hio - first oooo. Don' 6 you hnou saoL'o about' it, Hiokopy P° c Yog ; Ml'. Eora'a told mo thh moffaiag that ?' Orcutfc had aot opened o law=boolx wfeoEi lao mm© to thio town. That ho wao o eouatey cahool» maotoi1 in sobqo uacivillaod di&fceiot orafc Wootg and would bovol1 Ijovo booa aaything mosfo, por- , feopo, iic tho doq o£ old StoplioD Oeesfet iaod po6 died9 oad thua eaado c, voeoaey ia tlio low office hero whieh ho t7os sEaiBediaColy oossS foe to en: 'Stoplaoa OfoafiiP Ho woo iho imolo of S&io E3OQ5 wcsa'6 hoP And quito 0 lowysifo tooP' 4 Yea, bat aothsog lifco Ta'OEiont E. Hq wes saoeeosf'Ql from the otorfe. Hod 0 acton! opfti' ,, tudGs I ooppoao— most kwo hod, to piok rap Ihe ,.: ppoicoooion ia tho vzoy ho did.' ' ' '. f ' Boys,' cried Mr. Gpyoo, tiffcor onothoi? ohort ramiacitivs paaoe, ' tho ooerofc wo wont to Imos? io o£ ioag ofcoadiag ; indeod, I ohonld aot be ouvpviood it woeo ooimocfcod witfe his life out West. Foe too yoapo Who. Oloramoao hoo boon kaowa to put saoaoy m fcho bank EOgulanly ovory wook. Kow, whopo did oho get fehofc moaoy P Eeosb Mr. Oreutt, o£ oobsho. Whal £op P Ia poyzBoat o2 dinnor ho aooally took witla -, ho? ? No, ia paymont o£ hoi? oiloaoo oonooraing 0 posfc whicSa ho dooirod Go koop DOCE'et.' 8 Bra& thoy liovo booa feoro fiftooo yoGra Dad oino haa oaly eoeoived aisoaoy £oe toa.' ' Sho &00 oaly put saaosioy so £&so boafe foi? too j sho may have been paid boicoi'o that or aot. I do oot ouppooo ho woo ia 0 condition fco bo very loviala at tho oataet o£ hia coraos.' 4 Yoq odvioe ao, then, to 000 whofi wo con saolc© oot of hio oorly life oh^ Weafc P' 8 Yog ; oad I will 000 what I eon eboIsq oot oS feei'o. The link which eooaecta tho two will b® Sound. Mi1. Ofoatt did not ooy : ' It was for yoa, Imogenop' £og aothing.' Aad, dioHaiooing tho tr/o young saoa5 Mr. Gr?yoQ pt'oceodod to the houoe 0? Me. Ororatt, whero h© oatored upon oa exatamation 0? ouch paposo and dooumenta oo wo?o open to hia inopeetion, in the hopo oi diGcoveFing oomo olluoion to the de ceased lawyep'G eoriy history. But ho woo not soeeessfal. ITeithei' did 0 liko ioopoetioo of'tho c7!dow'o lofitora bting ony how £octa to light. Tho only rooulfc which aaomod to follow thess offoris won on iaoireosod oerJaiaty oa Mg par! that some doBROi'Ooa ssorot lorkod ia 0 paofc that was so dotoPBjiaodly hiddon feom tbo world, ond rssopting to tho oaly ospodioat now loil to him, he rouolvod to coaoulfc Mioo FicmoH, as being tho only poison who profoasod.eo feovo onf ocqoointaaeo with Mzo. Oloaamoaa lnoSoro oho . oamo to Sibloy. To bo sore, oho Iscfl oli'oadf ' bosa qaosfioaoS by tho eowraoL', hut Wi\ Gryop woo a aaon thot hod olwoys ionnd thofi tho idsol woll uorald bo raado to yield 0 drop or two mom of wafcor n tho baokofe woo clroppodl by a clostor ouo hand. Ho cooosdaagly jpirowoii'od iniosDolE £og a teip to Ufcioa. (To be continued.)