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Chapter Number3. XL.
Chapter TitleIN THE PRISON.
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Full Date1892-01-16
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Newspaper TitleFreeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932)
Trove TitleHand and Ring
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fitavjfAND AND TUNGv

By A. K. Green.

;.T^,TTl--: BOOK III. , ,;-K ,: Chapter XL. IN THE PBI£O1T.

*? The Jury passing on the prisoner's life, ''Way in the sworn twelve have a thief or two %niltier than him they try.' -— Measure for Measure. ' Such welcome and unwelcome things at once *Tis hard to reconcile.' — Macbeth.

{Continued.) Vbet well; aoT7, tell mo bov/ conSd Mits Daro oee you do tliot from Mro. {JlesjmoaD's honoo P' 'Did Miaa D-avo toll yon oho oqv7 mo trip oftoE I jumped tho fonco ?' 'She did.' ','.:' And yot uqo ia Pfofocooi? Dcdia^'fl oboosve tory, n mils of so auay ?' ,'Yos'' A satirical laugb bi'obo horn tlio pnooooi1, 'I tfamb,' onid he, s that iDotood of my tolling you hor? oho conic! have ooqb Jfcis feora Msu Clommoas'o Jjonai1, yoa ofeoalc! toll bo bo77_ 0S20 coald havo ooea it from Pfofosooi? Das-Hog's obc3?7Qtopy.' ' Tbcifc so ocay oaoagh. Sho wca looking tb^OBgh 0 toloGCOPG. At tbo tBOaont ]JOI3 V7OEO toeniog from Mro. O1ge3Q3gds'd door, Mien DotfQj perched in tho £op of Professor Dcvlia^'u liOBca, UC.0 looking ia tbr/c vosy direction thi'ongb 'I — i aonW libo £0 believe that nfioi??,' ocid tho psiaoQQFj mth aappn?eoaed emotion. ' It would ? -' 1 Whzi ?' u?rpc! tho detsetivo, calmly, 'Mc!iQGaor7 fflaa o£ mo,' fioiobod McdqoD, '%7'iib. d z^oiaeniciry bo?a!j of foaling. 8WoIi, ihoa, call ap yon? Eaoaaopioa of tbo T7Gy yosu annt°o liosno ia oituotod. BoogII tho feosp9 and cetnoulodgo tkafc, if Mies Dqpo wqd ^?ife Ilof, alia soot have boon in the dioiag E00Z3.' e Th©s?a in 20 doubt cboiafc that.8 _ 4Noc79 ho:? szsaay uisdoT/c lias iho dining 200m ?' 4 Ono.' 9 Hot? dtactoa P' ? It io go tb 3 samo oiae as tho doos1.8 1 Those in Eoap, tlaoa, which looko doua £0 that plQCQ UUOjJO 7OB locpod tho iQQCS P' ' No/ ' Horc GGcoaa-i 'Zo? bei1 caeiug that little iaei dest, fchon, of yoae otambling P' 5SbGEiigiit £)cvo come 'to tho goo?, otoppod onfc, and go aaaa so,' A loolx o? odjaii'atioQ olov7iy oproad itoolf ovof tho detective's faoo. ' Wg moot probo tho aaot to o littlo deeper,' oaid he. '1 qog I hove c Ijc?d heed to deal v?iib.' Aad, bi'ingiog hio glaoeo a littlo noavov to tho . p?iaonG»'s ho 20= mQElrsd : ' If : oho hod booa ataading thero yoa cocld nob havo turned soaod without oooiag herP' ?No.9 , e-Hot7, did vob coo boi1 sfcaadias tbeyeP* 'No,' ' Yefc yoa £oi?aod sooad ?' 'I did?' *Mi§a Dcro oayo go.' Tho pneonoz otjoolr hio fovohoad with hio hand. ' And it is co/ ho o?iod. ' I pomombou no^7 tSacS soeo vn^uo desieo Jo kaow tho fcimo snado me touo to look ofc fche charch clock. Go on. . Toll mo movo that Mioa Dqpo sst7.' Sio raQQaot1 t7co eo choHfjod — hio oya baroed so brightly — tho dofcoetivo govo himoeVi 0 top of dooidod C3\2'ff:atn\a{loB, {Sbo cav/ yon IioKJy ovot,' tho be^s 2top ot tho oateaneo of fcho ^;oo3, tslxo a I00I2 aS yoB£? watch, aed plnago wlila ss jnowod opoocl iafco tho foifco'i.' 6 It Io no. Ifc io co. Aad to boyo cooa t'acf, ufao ianot havo Iiatl tho ci-3 o£ a fcole scope/ 'Then cho doDO?iboo yonc qppoofdqoo. Sho QGys yoa Lr,0 yo'vi? paata toned np at tho aalilop, GOdi OO?I:EGcl vOEl' 003-; OH yOBP loH Dl'EO/ c I tMat I hnd ife oa ray ?in&tf/ sIt ucD'oa tho ci2E2 touaed hoi1, o'ao doolosGa. I£ obo uao hb tho obcoBvatoey, it uao yoai? lofi eido tiho r:rw/ ?6TG5s:y£3; «3Qfe tho ecat ata ovqu fclio oihos d?E3. A i'oaorjboi? uosag Bay loffc hoad in voulSiafj 0703 tho -loneo vyhoa I easao op £o tho hoEoo/ 'It is q vital poiaf/ aaid Ms1. G?yco, with o qcietBoca that ooaoeoled hia poal Dnsioty aad ofeGgi'ia. 'Ktho coai wee ob the arm tov7D?d &©?, tlao raefi oS ita boia^'on tho I'ighfc— — ~' 6 WaltV onolaimod Me. MobgqII, with ca ail? of csEtMoH L'olioa. 'I.L'ooollse'o qou ihvAl chanr'od it feoriS obo at'u3 Co tho othoi1 titos I vaalted tho foaoo. Ifc woa JEofc at tho saomoafe I taeaod to 00129 feacL to iho oido dooi'p aad ao oho doon not protoad to have cooa bo till aJtot1 1 losfc tbo doss1, of coarse tho coafc woo, do dIio ooyo, on my loffc orm/ * IthouRlityou could osplaia it/ yoinvaod M^. Oi'yoo, with an die of oooy eooSdoBco. e Bofc ' what do you iaoaB whoa yoa nay thaS yoa ohonRed ifc ci tho iiBomoafc you tuvaod to como book to tho cido doov P Dida'fc yoa no afi onoo to the diaiiafj-i'oosi] dooL' from tho sv/csap P° 4 Ho. I had rouo to tho h'oat dooi' on my ffoi?O3Oij vloifej aad v/ao noinn to ifc £hio tliao, ba£ wfeoa I not Co feo coebol1 of tho hoat;o I oav/ tho toaip coi^j'jfi 'iuCo tho fiato, autl aot ri7ii3hiap to ©ncoaatfji1 atiyoMo, tai'aod S'OBiac! aacl oomo beeb to ibo dining jooei d^ot1.' 4 1 ceo. And afc wan thou yoa tBoai'd^.— ° 8 WanO I liOQ^Jp' eowplotod CE/io wicouoL1 ggisaly. 4 Mso MobcoI!/ ccjci fuo oSboFj c opo yoB aofi

?officiently convinced by this titao fchni Mioa Dare was not v?ith SdCro. Clommonns but in tho observatory of Profes30t Dadinp/a h'ous.ss to tell mo what that vroo ?' . 'Acs97oe mo a qacstioa and I uill reply. Can iho oateaooo of tho woo3o bo oooa foora the po&itioa wMofc oho doclocoD Lioi'colf £o havo occupied P' 'Ifc coa. Not ivio Iioara a^o I Mod iho os perimejit oayoolf, taoiag tho dchho tolesoopo nod kneoling ia tho aomo plaoo whoso oho did. I found I could not ooly tsaoo fiho opot who^o you prraDod, bufe oobIcI dotoot qoito t'oadily ovosy movosaont of my sbdb Hiekopy, whom 1 hoS placed thoi'o to ro through tho motiooa. I Bhoold aofc Ijdvo oomo horo i£ ' I had aot made myooH cofffcoia on that point/ Yet tho pnaonoii' hooitotod, 6 1 not OBly mado myoolf oqeo o£ that/ se oamod M-. Gtyoo, ? boc I also tried if I ooald aoo ao much with say noted oyo from Mro. Clom memo's oido door. I £oond I could sot, aad my oighfc ia very good.' ' Eaongb/ Diid MGCisell ; ' hoed aa ifc is to os plain, i muot bolievo Mioo Doro waa nofc whose 1 thoagbt hop,,' ' Tfcon you will fcoll sso what yoa hoavd P' 1 Y«s; £of in ifc saay lio the key to thia 0350= to?y, though how, I eaonot uoe, and doabfe i£ yoa ode. I am all tho saoso ready to do ifc/ ho pnr aoodj ? boooaoo I can uou uodorafcand hoty oho ocmo to think 2210 guilty, and, thinking co, ooh ducted bo£sel£ aa oho kao done horn tho begin aioR oi my teiol. All hot tho Koofc oi hoc de nounciag hoEooif yostoEday ; that I ocranot com prohond.' 1 A women in lovo oaa do anything/ quoth Mr. Qryoo. Thop, Ddcc_;iohod by tho flaob on tho pEicoBGi?'o choek that ho waa ti'Qading on doHgGroQD Rtonnd, ho qniekiy added : 'Bat ahe will osploin all that horGolf cohbo day. Lot no hens wbafc you havo to toll mo.' Gsaik Maacall dropped hio hoad aad hia bi'ow bocamo giooiay. ' S:r/ ocid he, ' in it neeoooary iDP mo to otato that- you? oarmioo in regcrd to say p«ot coQvictioQ io time. If Mioa Dara wco aofc wifch say ooni; juot beJoeo 'She mnvddr 1 cor tainly had sogdoo tor tbinhinr? ohs woo. To bo ooBO, I did nofc-coo hoj? or hoar ha? 7oices hut 1 hoard my aaaf; addeeoa her diotiaet'y and by aarao.' ' Yoa did?' Mr. Gryoa's iDtoi'oofc ia tho tattoo ho waa playiag 02 his taoo boocmo £a° tenoe. 1 Yea. Ifc waa jasfc ao I pn«iiod tho door 03 as. ' Tho wordo wofo thooo : 8You thinlr yon are going to 22022^ him, Imogen© Dai -3 ; but I toll yon you qovoe ohall5 not while I live/ 5 Haraph !' bfolis involuntacily from tho -3e- tsotivo's lips- 'Go on/ aoid ho, ! what olae did yon hoar?' 1 Nothing oloo. Ie tho mood in which I wac ihio vory plaia iotiraDtion that Miso Dcra had ootSRht my aunt, hod pleaded with hoi for mo ond failsd otnsct 030 ao aofucioot. I did ao& wait to hea? moso, bat homed away in a ofcato o£ pao sioo that wqg littlo ohost oic froDay. To lonvo tho placo and rofinrn to my wosk wao now say oao wioh. Whon I foand, thoQ9 that h^ £oe= aing 1 EBiftht catch ih© train, at Moatoifch, I 2ia9 and 00 anconoe^oGoly laid Eiysolf opoa to one pioioo/ 4 1 oee/ arayarared tho dotaetivo ; ' 1 000/ * JMot thai I onopootod any ovil thon/ pnroaod M?. MqbsoII oaFneoSly. 'I wzq only eoacoiouo oi dicappointrflonfi and 0 dooijo to ooeopo &om my own thoughts. It wao aot till tho nosfe day- — ' ' ifoQ— yeo/ intorsnptod M?. Geyoe/ abofoao tedly, ' bat yoar ooafe's wopdo ! Sho oaid : ' You think yoo aro goiag to aaorry him, ImogoBo Dg?o ; bat jog bsvoe shall, . not while I live.' , Yet Imogono Dgfo waa aofc fehosG. Lefi qs salvo that pi'obloas/ 1 How ? how ?' Tho dotoctivo did aoS aaowaL1. Ho wa^j btsriod in pro^omnd thooght. Suddenly ho osolaicaod : ' Ifc is, 00 you coy, tho Zroyotono to the teofjady. It must be oolved.' Bat the glance ho dived doop into opaco ooemed to ooho that ' How P ho [7 P' Oi tho peicoae?, with a gloomy poroisfconcG that ppomiootl littlo £or an imtaodioto aiaaaoi' to tho oaigasa befora thoca. 16 ocoarrod to Man coll to 0:8:01? a aoggooibn. 5 Thoi'o io. I-e6 ono way 1 can explain it/ said lio» ' My aanfc wao cpoakia^ £0 hoFaolf, Sho wos doaf and lived aloae. Such psople o?toa in= dmlRO in coiilcquioiag/ The slap which Mff. Geyce gavo Jjia Ihifik mvot have eaado ifc tinglo foi? a good halF-hour* 1 Theee/ ho eijiod, ' who oaya osfcjaotdiaary Qioa» oa?oo ape cot aaeful ai, feimeo P Yoq'vo hit tho voiry oxploantion. OE oouroo oho wao speaking fo hoFDeK', She waa jaofe tho woman to do ifc. loioijone l)wo woo in hQ?^ thoaghto, 00 oho ad dveocod Imogono Dore. I£ yoo hod openod tho door yoc would havo 000a hes otQQding th«re alono, vontiog hot1 thoaghto into oaapty opaco.'

1 1 wish I had/ soid tho prisoner. Mp. Gryeo beenmo osceedioply ontracited. 4 Well, that'o sMtlad/ uaid ho. 'Imogono Dairo vaa not there, ccvo is Mw. Oloaiimoios'o imogina tir-n. And now foi; fcho conduoion. Sho qaid : 3 3ifoa tliink you ayo goiag to nacrry hiup, loao gono Dnro ;' hub you novos oholl, aot whilo I livo/ That afeowa hoi: rasind wno Eauaiog oh you/ 'it dIiowd aovo fchaa that It oliowo that, if Mioo Dnro wao not with toor thoas she maofc have booa thot'o oaelior iia tho day. For, whon I lo^c say auufc tho day bofoi'Oj ubo v/ao in ontiro igno a'qhog ox. ray afctnei?.Eaoat to Miaa Daro, aad tho hopoo it had, led to. That Doold aeeoant for tho e5b?s boiag ioand on Lay cmnt'a dining»j03na floor — -? But Mi'. G?yee wavod that qaoofcion esido. 4 What I want to mabo onvo oi io that yom5 oaat had not boon infosmod o£ yonc wisfooo ao eon corned Mioo Bare/ 'Unless Misa Dai'o wgo thera ia tho oarly morning nnd told hop horsjlf/ Tho detectivo'o oyo brightened fcill ifc vied in brilliancy with tho oti'ny glonioa ot sanahino tvhioh had fonnd ito way to tho coll through tho noFiv'ow gi'Qtmgovor thoii'hood. ' A clue !' ho murmured ; ' I have jeooivod a clao,' and ho i'ooo ao ii to loovo. Tho pi'isonoi' otoi'tod, woo also. ' A oluo to what P' ho eriod. Bat Mr. G-fyco wca not tho saau to ohdvop oach a qaootion. ' Youohnll hooi1 aooo. Eooagts that yon have givon me aa idea fc'uat mDy ovon= taaliy lend totiio elocving apo£ thio myotopy, if not to you? own acquittal £roaa a Falsa chaF/30 oi murdor.' ? And Mioo Daeo P' 'Is undo;.' no change, and sovol1 will be.' 1 And Mp. OrsQtt P' ' Woit/ oaid Me1, G-pyoo— ' wait,' Ghat?tee XLI. A LINK SUPPLIED. ' Upon his bloody finger he doth wear A precious ring.' — Titus Andronicus. '' Make mo to ec3 ifc ; ov at the least to prove it, That the probation beac no hirjge no? loop To hang a doubt on.' —Othello. Mi'. Geyoo did not boliovo that Imogcno Daeo had vioitod Mpo. Clemraong bofopo tho auooult, oc, JEdcodj 'aad hold aoy eomEranieatkra with hop. Tuopoifoi?(?, whoa Manooll doelai^oc! that ho had dovo? Said hia aaafc o£ tho attichso C bf° tweoo hirasoif and thia young lo^y, the bofcnta dofieefcive afc ouco dse.w the ooooleoioa that tho widow had novez.1 known of that attachment, end ennoequontly that tho wopJo which tho peiaono? had ove?heafd auot hovo pofoseod, not to hisncelf, ao ho DoppojoS, bet to como o£ho;: man, aodB if 60 come oihoz EaQa-~wby to tho only ono with C7hom Mioo Daeo'o Eamo wca at that &1D20 acoociatod ; in othoi1 woedo, to Mf0 O/eatt ! Kow, it wao nofi oaoy to zhocvohs-o tho impOL't aaco o2 a ooaclaoion liko thio. Eo? wbilot the?o woald havo booa aothine; pocalici? ia tlsio oolitopy womnnj wife Sho £ow tfeoHaaado ia iho hanh, bocoting o£ hoi' powQS 60 aopajoto hei1 nephew fpom tho lady of hie choice, thoeo v;ao ovouy thiog that was ai^nifieanS ia hou using tho oamo loaguago ia Eogai'd to Misa Dora and Ms?. Ofcut.6. Nothing bnfc tho osiafconoo o£ oomo aooaopaetod bond between hoirool£ and tho Rt'oat lawyoE cocld havo aceouatod, firofc, Sos has £eol mp, on tho oubject oi his masna^o ; and, oocoadlyP iov tho thi'eat o£ inte?£ovoaoo con toined ia hor vosy o^jphatic v;o:*do— a bond which, while ovidootly not that o£ lovos woo still o£ a natui'o to f-ivo bo? control ovoe hio dentiny, and aioto hoi', in opito o£ hop loaoly eoQditionp tho oolSoh aacl dotoii'minod afbitsator o£ hio foto. What wao that boacJ P A ooo?oS oharad bo fewooH fcliom? Tho knowledge oh hoi? part of sjtao 2cot in Mp. Ofcufct'o pnofc lifo, whioh, if s'ovoalodj naifthS coevo ao op itapodiEaont to hio mai'HioRe? Ie oonaiclosatioR tkat tho gsoafe any story to bo oolvoii woo whofi Hiotivo Mb. Oecutfc conld havo had icop hilling thia woejqQ| on anowoK to 6hio quootioE was Q3DBi£ootly oi Sho ficof; i&npoL'fccacoi Bofc boKOi?o pposoodiQK io tabo aay iBoaospoo to inoaeo oao, Mi1. Grryoo oafe doWQ and ooi?ioaoly Qobed hizBool£ whethet' thevo wno any bnov/n Saett eiiooEaatontiol 02 othopwiao, which soEooed to fifc into tho thoopy thafi Mr. Oeootfc aotaally eocifliitfcod thio enmo with hio owa haod, aad at Sho fcinso ho woo dgoq to esooo tho otpeot and ontep M?o. Olommono'a hoaco. For, whoii'OQo the moat eomploto ohaia o£ oiroamotoatial evi denoo dooo not aocoooagily prove tho onopocted t a?ty 60 bo fjuiUy o2 a orimo, tho loaot b?eok in it io fcitol to feio eoQviotion. And Ms. G-ryco widhed to bo a 3 fnie to tho memory of Me.

Oecvjtfc ao ho woold havo beoa to iho living man, ^ Beginning, ihorofop©, with ftho ooelloofc iaci= Gonto o£ the £otol dayp ho called rap, firofc, tho letter which tho widow had conaaaonood bofc novor livod to fioioh. It woo addrooood to hou raost intimato Mioad, Dad ahowod in iho &w linoo writ ton a oopfcain foreboding ov nppi'ohoBo oioo o2 death rsmorkoblo acideL1 tho oiream atonceo. Me. Gi'yeo raealled oao of ito osppes oiono. 'Thoro aso oo xnouy/ wrofto oho, 'to whom miy death would bo asoro than wolootao.* So mony ! Mony moms thpeo a£ leaot. Bo^ whoE-ojr/oi'o tho thrae P Hildeoth, o£ eoaraos wos one, Mcnaeil miftkfc very properly bo aaofchep, but who woo the third ? To Me. Q-ryoe, bat ono narao OBg^ootod itsolE isa reply. 'So for, then, hio theot-y utooa fijsa. iTow, whofc woo' the nosfc foot lioor/n P Tho aiilkcaan otoppod with hio milk; that wao at half-pout oleven. Ho had to woiC a fow miaiates, fcosa which it wao c oacluclod fiho w&o upotaka whoo ho rapped. Wds ic at thio timo oho wao intormptod in hep laitor writing p I£ ho, oho probably did not go back to it, fop when Mr. HildlratLi callodp oomo fifteen 'i&iaotoo later, oho woo ob tho cpofc io open tho do r. Theie interview woo ohost ; ie was olao otorray. Medicine waa tho laofi fehing oho o'oad ia aood of ; boaidoo, hoc raiad wao ovidoQtly ppcouenpiod. Saor?in^ hira.tho door0 oho goeo book to hoi? worlr, and, bo'mg donf, dooo not. notice thot ho dose not loovo tho feotEoo ao oho expected. Coaosqaently ho? thoaghto go on HnhindoFed, and, hor coEditioa boiag one cS Gnf»oiic oho BaBttei'o nlood and bittoily io howoli no obe fl.'o horn diniofj-rooEa to MfioisoB in how loboBe oE ooi'viog ap hoc dianor. Tho wafdo oho mndo 000 of havo booa ovechoDcd, and hoso onotboi? point appoaL'o. For, whorooo hos 60m por moot havo boon diotu?bod by tbo dosBond which had boon mndo apoa hee tho day boioso by hos? i'ovoQsito solativo and hoir, Ibos oaprco« aiono of wrath ot thio moEaoot wore aot lovelled ? ogcinofc hica, baf; a^ainofe 0 yooag lady who io aaid to hove baoa a otpan^os to Isql1 ; hot: laa^GQgo being : ' You think you am fjoiag to many isim,. . Iraogooo Daso ; but I toll yoa yoa oovos oholl 5 not wliilo I livo/ Hoi' ehiolc gnovanaQ, Shea, aad fiho oao Ihlnf, appas'sjoofi i-a hov feonghts, ovoo at c tisao when o'ao iolt that thoro woro mnny who deoitod hot' docth, lay ia (ihio £qo6 that a youn^ ond boautifcsl v/osaoa hod maoi feoBod, oa oho oappooodp a xviok to naarey M.v, Ofcutt, tho word ' him' which oho had usad neceooarily roforring to the lawyoi1, oo oho Iino^y nothiag oi Iaaof»ono'o paaoioQ ?oi] hos uophow. (To be continued.)