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Content: The Jamaica Bandits: a Highly Humorous Tale. 2. The Golden Galleons of Caribbee: One of the Most Fascinating Stories Ever Written About the Early Days of the West Indies. 3. Here Are Ladies Delightful: An Illustrated Sketch of Ladies Connected with Jamaica. 4. When Parsons Were Pepper: An Amusing Sketch of Jamaica Life a Century Ago. Illustrated. 5. An Irrigation Rescue: An Interesting Account of What Irrigation is Doing for Jamaica. Illustrated. 6. The Centre of Kingston: An Illustrated Article on the Kingston Central Park. 7. Our Chinese Ladies: Fully Illustrated. 8. Some Jamaica University Men - Illustrated. 9. The Tale-teller of Algiers: The Strange Adventure that Befell a Visitor to Algiers in October, 1925. 10. Also Several Other Interesting Articles Fully Illustrated.

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VOL. II. NO. 4- 1929- 1 930 PRICE: ONE SHILLING

PRINCIPAL CONTENTS.
THE JAMAICA BANDITS, By Herbert G. de L-isser.--A highly AN IRRIGATION RESCUE--An interesting account of what irriga-
humorous tale lion is doing for Jamaica. Illustrated
THE GOLDEN GALLEONS OF CARIBBEE, By Gordon Hill THE CENTRE OF KINGSTON--An illustrated article on the
Grahame.--One of the most fascinating stories ever written Kingston Central Park
about the early days of the West Indies OUR CHINESE LADIES--Fully illustrated
HERE ARE LADIES DELIGHTFUL -An illustrated sketch of SOME JAMAICA UNIVERSITY MEN-l~lustrated
ladies connected with Jamaica 'THE TALE-TELLER OF ALGIERS,--A story by Hiram P.
Bailey, F.R.G.S.-The strange adventure tbat befell a visitor
WHEN PARSONS WERE PEPPER,--By H. G. D.--An amus- to Algiers in October, 1925
ing sketch of Jamaica life a century ago. Illustrated Also several other interesting articles fully illustrated
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PLA N T ~R S' PUNCH


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HE tocast is always **The Ladies.
T od Bless 'Em," and it would be
ungallant, not to say' impious, to sug,-
gest thatr after that toast is drunk the
men sit down to discuss affairs much
nearer their hearts and straightway
forget the ladies.
For y(u C'annolt forget them. They
i.don't allow you to, in the first place.
and you simply do not want to forget
them. I admit that there are exep
tional circumstances. Where tw'o or
Three mien are gathered together in a
bar-rooml, a lady's presence wouldl not rltia
be bighly desirable. The free-and-easy
atmosphere of such a rendezvous
would by the presence of the gentle
sex be purified and spoilt. tbe jokes
which are considered sacred to such : SB~~
surroundings could not be made or
would have to be so .sublimated as to
lose all their racy flavour. I won't say
that a greater degree of' sobriety wrould
hav'e in all respects to prevail, for one
uorices in these days that the company I
of women does not inhibit a copions
inbibing oft strong watrera. indeed there
are somer ladies who iani take their
liquor quiite as free y' as, the mien and '
exhibit Its effe. Is mmih less. The-e
are nulr the day s whn- we ca1 SDpeak
of the weaker heads oft the females or
our .species. Experience has proved
that such w\eaker beads do notl as a ~'?: .
rule crist. ir
Yet the bar-room is barred IIo WlS: H
ladies. and there are other Disces also.
At formal banquets, though the toast
to the ladies is sometimes drunk. it is
not consideretd the right thing that
ladies should be guests. They may .Ir
come to listen to the speechri. sittin, C-,
in inconvenient anre rooms f'or that
purpose; which is to say. that they are ~B~~~
at liberty to be bored for a couple of
bours. without the compensation of
preliminary food and wine. Usually
they do not av-ail themselves of the
privilege, and in their hearts they be LaDY CAH1
live that the men would prefer a misr rn .J.1NAR
ed banquet. that each mian would feel THE LOCA
happier if he had an attractive woman
at his side. They ar'e perfectly r~ight;
the average man would welcome the innov\atin
of mixed banquets. but everyone is a little back-
ward about advocating that. It might seem too
fond. it might strike at the accepted principle that
women depend upon men and that men depend upon
themselves alone. Thiis primriple Is palpably false
but is upheld as a convention,, and men being des-
perately cow\ardly\ and r~ouserv\ative creatures, they
fear to attack it. They' must Ptanld up for their Ire
puted strength and independence at all costs. The
home is the place for the woman, they declare. the
banqueting hall is the place fI;I the manSow-
men are debarred from attending liauguets. A~nd,
secretly, the men do not like it.

UlT almost everywhere else are (120 ladies foiind.
SThey do not ride horses at the r~aces, but, In
many countries, they~ ride to the hounds. They do
not fight in the bull-ring, but it is to them particu-
larly that t~he toreros how when they have made a
skilful escape from the borns of an infuriated ani-
mal and the sweet sound of applause rings in their
ears. In Jamaica no woman is yet entitled to sit in
the Legislative Counell, but who can believe that the
prohibition will long endure? They sit in the House
of Commons in England, in the House of Commons in
Canada, and even into the sacred precincts of the
American House of Representatives they have quiet-
ly pushed their way. This is significant, for Ameri-
ca is a highly conservative and conventional country,
superficially worshipping woman but not Incinedd to
let her have much to do with the more serious busi-
ness of life. Loudly proclaiming the equality of all
men, and of men and women, but setting up class dis-


Swon't be a shred of independence left
Lj.h;-among the elected members.

l;:C THE reader w~ill have noticed that
at the various Flower Days,
Mo~cther's Days, Orphans' Days, Tag
:i Days, and things of that sort--they
aire oo numerous to be meticulously
en~talogued--it is women who sell the
tags and powers a~nd w-ho appeal for
the mothers anid orp~hana. W'e say that
that is woman's work, but we know
quite well that no man could possibly
sulcceedl at it. It is ont to be denied,
oif course. that if the Go(vernor aind the
General iommanidink tile Forces went
'~r~ about selling nowrers they would do a
~fd~P~ kT~ remrindous business. But that would
bjZj e more bec-ause oI dieir position than
because of their perso~nality. It would
be a strange and De~uliar experience
to have a Governor offeing to pin .9
Rower to, your coat, remembering also
the gubernatorial prestige and garden
_; n~n~-:parties, yocu would pay handsomely for
the privilege. YouI would pay hand-
solmely for a toluch from a Governor's
fingerr. Bul let that governorr retire
and youl wvould not bur a green lear
Ik~l.from him, .you would treat him as a
Mere man, w~hic~h he cannot be so long
~ as he is head of the state. How dif-
ferent it. is wills an winning woman.
WJ~ \hy, eve~n if .vou haver- alrePady bought
~~:$~' a flower or a; tag youll cannot refuse to
e!~~ buy) another froml her. especially if
she says. "uo~w, won't you oblige m~e?
p ~Oblige her?--why, that is what you
feel you exist to do. And that, sober-
ly~. is preciselr what ruen exist to do.
AN for himself desires but Ilttle
M Iipre helow. where there.....
.'omen he wi;ll niot dress carefully;
he is naturally inclined to be careless
in his personal appearance. He would
not shave regularly. or trim his beard
with precision. A very ordinary shel-
ter would surfice for his requirements;
LIEN CABN, in a mining town be is content to
AY AGAINBT dwell in a sort of shack, when the
HOSTEssaES women begin to come in the manslans
begin to go up. He will probably want
w'hisky. He will gamble, of course.
for be must have some diversion. He will fight,
for fighting satisfies his belligerent cravings. But
it', in such conditions, he works hard, it is for
the sake of returning to femiinine society and
doine great things for the girl he has left be-
binid him: and if you say thrt it is also for the
kids, you will perhaps admit that without the girl
there would be no kidls. Besides~. it has been grave-
ly ascertained by philosophical enquirers into the
wo~rkings of human nature, that while a woman will
racritice a man for a child. the man will sacrifice the
child fo~r the womanl. Ther-e are essays and novels
and poems in which that thesis is fully illustrated.
So it seems that in the man's life the woman as a
rule comes first. A-nd she takes Iood care that she
shall remain the paramount fact in his life by always
insisting that she is not as highly esteemed as she
sought to be, but is oppressed by "man-made" laws,
by male conventions. by unjust prejudices and what
not; and under the influence of these complaints the
men change the world and make of women the domi-
unut sex.

IThas been stated that. in so far as beauty is con-
Icerned, men are really handsomer than women.
W\hat causes us to believe otherwise, write the wise
maintainers of this theory, is our ses feeling; yet (so
the argument runs', from the strictly artistic point
of view we are wrong. But what matters the strict-
ly artistic or any other strict point of view? It Is
doubtless true that if you attire a good-looking youth
as a girl be will appear as beautiful as a girl: but
that, in your eyes. is because you mistake him for a
girl. The moment. you know he is a man your in-*


N. WHO0 WASd IN J.4HAICA W\ITH HE~R HUSHAdND. FIB JU
YT. 19!0. gIR JULIEN BROUGHT .1 CRICKETI TEAM TO PLI
L CRICKETERS. LADY' CAHN IS ONVE OF ENGI.AND'S
ASD 'I.\DE .4 LA\RGE NIM~BER OF FRIENDS IN JAMAICA

rinctions under the aegis rftthe wordlEsclusiveAmer-
ir9 is in sorne reapec-ts reactionary:. Yet even there the
womaln is becoming dominant. andl the triumprh of wo-
men in A-merica is the triumph of women everywhere.
W\hat hiappens in Alain Street of a small American
ro~wn ha~s its rPeverberations In the dlim igaterior of
China Yo~u can't kerp the w~omen down. The time
may come- when the man may insist that he will not
ht ktept dow~n--a plrey sure sign tb:.t be is and does
not knlowf wrhat rEO dlo ablour it. W\omnen ar~e going to set
thr t1.me- of modern c~ivilisationu. The goodyv-goody
lady of Thaickedray''i pges may still exist. but when
she is found they will puit her in a museum.
q'HIS w~riter may not live to see the day when a
Lady shall be G~overnor of Jamaica and be spoken
cif as Hcri Excellency, but. that day w-ill co~me. In that
per~iod ofl our histrl:l! the Counrcil sessions wrill be
Iranger than they now' are. fo~r Her Exellenr\y will
tailk more than His Excellenc~y and there will be
members who w\ill defend her right to unrestrained
v-oluhility with all the gallantry of the ancient
k~night? If she be of a strong and tactful character
-annd w~omen can be that as well as men--the Gov-
ernment w~ill have its way) far more than it does
now: and if there should be in the Coloonial Office a
lady Secretary of State who will uphold the lady
Govemrn of this countlry. the Govermient will be all-
pojwerful. I can see members voting against their
convictions merely to win a pretty smile from rbe
lady President, and the House will never hesitate to
expel, or at leazt condemn. any male member who
may dare to forget that thle President is a lady.
But she must be preltty, or charming: and it is better
to be charming than pretty. if she is both--there


PLANT ERS


MIXED BY

HERBERT G. DE LISSER. C.M.G


Vol. 11. No 4


For the Year 1929-1930


Ladies


Delight ul


Here


Are








PUNCH


1930


THE Catholic Church prohibits
Sits clergy from marrying,
not on the ground that that is
if- against its principles of faith,
but as a matter of expediency
mainly. Priests could marr y
once, and when a general celi-
-bacy for them was ordained it
took some time to get the order
obeyed. The old rulers of Illr
Church must have come to the
conclusion that a man coulld not
serve two mistresses, he could
not serve the Woman and the
Church. He mirbt tclale to us--
..one and slight the IIE..thr 61nd be-
was likely to cleae is.. thle o-nr
who was right b? bi.- sidei. Hasn (
r somebody said tlrna .1 marriedl
man simply cannot~ he iionest.'
By that he mea~nt tht ala n r11;1
.with obligations [ua wo r~mal aInel
her childrenp could no:t alfforrd to
be too -~.lcupulouis, t..o -reliati1-
flc~lle (lfl thobe villrs!id rit hi

what he did to ganl a livelihood
for the persons d~~lEpclnden uporn
him. And we all1. It~ Ic tha;t a
man who lete he .-crpleslr
triumph and his vote uitel't Is
a bit of a sco~undrel. w'e a.\ he
shi..mill rememzber the ..dAlizathl' l
he has a numed. Of C~ coIurite wet
;* do not Ixplicijtl. atWi.r (llast he
should not bie nolble andt uprl*ll 1

tionatl and 100~ mn.l It afra~it to
say any su c~h thll K. He'r mi-l e
ly use Ltiuittry!, w~e **.*urrnl
that ther*- must be soml~e way! in
4 which he c~oulld remember that
he is a husband and so act as
a good husbandl shbold. On the
orther hand, if it is k~nown that
a1 man~ ban dlOne a w\lOron deted
r fl.r the iake of hiis wife anu'
family,. there is much ;!'mplathy
fnir himi He cojntendl that the'e
years been one of are extenuating I:lil.Inlstan*~.'e
allyu comes to the A fellow feeling maklies us wun. I
admired drous kindl. Het kinow that i\re
Ourselves would probablyi) break
down under the stress of a choice that would cause
thle woman to suffer. We feel that there is some-
thing mor~e sac~red than honesty, more pirrecious han
honour. W\e wo:n't openly argue
that there is: wpe must observe
theF cl:nleltionsl of speech even
if we transgrles, the principles
of nInilnlll hablel action--the
action which convention de-
mands. But secretly we judge
that man at another tribunal. It
is from such temptations that
the old Popes i:ught! to deliver
ttieir prlieti They! kinew a great
l..h-lt abour onlllinary human



THE .\nal..-Saxon conudemn.
prle-u.l.llstupatio with women
as islmeLbing unumanly: but .11r.
G~ea!ge- Aloose has laid it dow~n~
thaut when you see a number I:r
menl talking it will genlerall? be
aIbolt women. And whallt el--E
v....rldll you have them talk; at...ut 1
her asks; copper mines.' \l'ell,
th y do talk about copper mines.
and (be wealth from th.:.-e mnlle.i
19 going towards prov'idinle the
laliit; with their rich aduar~ln-
mlent. Of course, there alre ra~lce
whilch go so far as t... sec~lude
their women and nel'er alludce
tor them in ordinary couv'ersa-
Lionl; this is said to ;nmpl? the
total contempt in whil.11 womelln
arle held by them.~ But it is
cluile p'osible to have a col:n\en-
Lionarl contempt for so~merbiu.E by~
which your life is lar=PIe ly dm-
ina~ted1. The. East Indian wrho
,loos down upon womanly as a
ma:tt~er of principle andl thenl
killls his wife thllough jeallusy,.
thougleh kncivin quite well thatt
he~ will be hanged for the mIIII
uer, can hardly contend that her
aIt S out his contempt. Yo~u may3)
av\ that he slays because~r his
pride andl his vanity are wrouind-
ed to the quick, that hlis ais ii;
dictated solely by his regardi fo~r
his self-respect. And it must be

::. bacuo lad n a many
part iR 8Hch a murder, as the! to penetrat. Albell
plaY their part in mo~st mother I.r likea 1


nourn in America, educated for some yearrs in P'aris,
married to an English oft~eer, resident in Jamaica,
may be described as piquantly cosmopolitaLn and, all-
together, an acq-uisition to the island's Society. MPrs.
Hudson-Heaven is one of those fortunate individuals
wsho instantly attract sincere liking and adrnmirulio~n.
When in Jamnrica she lives at Rammble in H.lnow\r

Iincidentsl ..1 li[.. But there is something deteper
thani all this in his actions, Fundlamentally all hu-
man beings are alike. It Is I weause the woman
means jo muih to the East Indiain that he goes
half-l.razrv at the thought of hier betrayal. At the
\ ".1 lea--st he is noL indifferent Whel1n mncu become
indifferent w-here women are concerned. this will
he a radillnll,- tlifferent world.


I N the days when. the ladies were not so much in
Evidence as they now are in public affairs, they
rei exercised a. tre~mendons influence. BEhind the


mlss. wooDB
who, known to her intimate friends asa Elaine, has for
the most popular visitors to Jamaiica. Mrs. Woods usu
island during the winter months. She is g-retly

terest in him, as something to be adoredtl. fades
rapidly. You feel that in maksinc.- a foo~l of.It' !n he is
making a fool of himself. Should any man -till b~e at-
tracted to him you think evil thlrring of that man,
So men mnay be as handsome as they; pi-ee. mlen ir il I
admzit when a Iman is handsome, but they are not go-
ing to rave over him. The v~llmen~ can do thatr if
they like: as a rule they do. Thie sex feeling and
not the sex features is what yr u.. i pa l rl. conts. The
prize for beauty was bestowed, in the tabblI-Jl Igt. I:
a man, the beautiful Plaris. But it v:.1 Ilestus edct n I-
a woman. And before and --in.:t; thenl man la bee Jtil
bestowing more and more ilu~n i\..man :\=-to h
efforts are on her behalf.


One of our ysounger Jamaica hostesses, was, before her
marriage (when Miss PhyllIs Pratt) one of our sports-


comled wherever she appears. There is no more popular
young hostess to be found in all Jamaica


olhr as i strrindnu i 1 ERrn mnon r man an
perf~eclyr femininr andi channing in nhannoer. and rreat-


PLANTERS'







PL.4STE'RS'


P C'CH


1930


scenes they wo~rke~d, and. Ior guoodor ill, they
achieved a great dleal. They worked thro~ugh their
men. It is wrirteni rar tire G~rand V'izier olf Suleymlan
the Magnifilent lorst his rilyal master's fav'our and
8ventually his life bercause of[ the hatred for him
felt by. Sulcuman'.- favourite wife. Behind sh
Durdah in India the w~hispering voice oft a w~oman
ba-, often dictated the co:urse cof affairs. It w~as
Eve s advice which caused Ada~m to eat of the up
ple; the rerpent would nolr hav.e mnrid himi. Adam
could stand up against any~ srpentr but Ete w~as alla
gether a difreoren praposition.. Quite polssiblr it took
Eve a little time tol Inilie her husband tol tr tbe
apple: rhat iis nort Indicate~d tn the nasrrative but one
may. reasonalllp 4upp10eO |1 [tri hlRYO I)OO Eit At f.5(
he may? have refused. reminding herr oif the proilll-
bition, suiggesting that it
was better' to leave w~ell
alone. pointing nut that
there w'Ere pr...hably Cer
Lain risksto b~ e ins ulrred:
and h e n-- mnlike--con-
tending thurt !Ihre- were so
man?' niser fruir But E\e.
even at that early timie.
knoew\ the \.alue of[ p~ersist-
enie and kept ~..n saying
what esielliint food the
aplple was,~ and mlurmlu~'rinS
that th.- unl? reshon he
didn't enr It wra, because
be n~reve wanltalj to. do an?-
thing llr her He woutl
be rea7dy enouirgh to dol it
for an ungerl, she knew. but
notr for her. She dlidn 1
believ-e her owni argumrnt.
she was awaire that angeel'

Rhlernl Adam1 )--tood very
much in awe, buit tia lhe
did~n t se~e an.: erod realn
whyi be bhoul purt himself C
toro much ojut nn their ac-
Counte But shet Sajid he
would, neverthe~lesil. for
shie knew~ that that argu-
menrt wouldl have solme
effect. and eventually\ he
did eat the apple and put
the blame on hier. Butr thley
seem to? have got oin v.er-'
well afterw-ards inl spite
of what hlad happened.
She prrobably said sweterly
that she would console him
foir what he hadl Inst. And
whhen he rem~embered that
be had been created only
o~ut of duct oir qlime. while
she had rsprung nobly froni
a rib raken outr of his bod'.
be felt tbat he hadn't tioo
Inusc to comlplaini of H ;
prefelrred to lose Eden
thau to los~e tbe affection
of Eve. Many men have
lost Heaven for a womlan,

THIE strong man of it.
lion or of history, the
man wvho ignorres the wish.
es and wiles of women as
well as the threats or the
feelings of men is Iprobab-
ly a mant mad, hre is cer.
tainly noct a normal man
In a certain class of pop.
ular noel rthe strong man
brings every woman to his
feet b!' being ruthlessly
strong: hre marches
through the world intent
on the expressioni and reali.
sation of his cuow w~ill
only; he is not to be in.
fluenced by anything femi.
nine. He exirrls in the
pages of books. He does
not exist in normal life.
unless he be insane. and ,
in these days we put i Ill re wI of Mr. Juelrie clerki
In a lunatic asylum. He ly in Trinitdud, and rhat C
IB R flgmeDI of the imagin- l charming. lrc. Clark
ation. You may mention
such a stark character as the grea r Duke of 1Yelling-
ton; but what about his fore letterd? One does n~r
wish to sag anything that might be cojnsidered dis-
respectful of the great; but really this setting of
theml upon a pedestal above all other human beings
la irritating. It is quite true that Henry the Eighth
showed a fine disregard of the mental. moral and
physical feelings of his wives. but, remember. he
only did so wnhen he had tired of them or found that
they were treating him badly. While he cared f~r
them he went the limit to give them pleas-ure. He
did a great deal for Aune Boleyn. And she alter-
wards attributed her downfall to the circumstlanie
that he wanted to do a great deal also, for Ja~tle
Seymour.


*7 HE Ladie. G.odl Blres 'Eml They! are now~ eve~r!-
I where andl they are~ evergthing: and the world
woiuldl le an impo~ssible pllace withoutr them. If~ they
art onet great creators. rheyr inspire mern to, create-
if the!' do noot take a highly actrive part inl war<, they
of'tenl don muich to b~rine about quarrels: ifthe rlor I1
nrot make the laws of thr 41tate, that i really because
tiey~ thoose~ to leave that dry? sorit oflr wo~irk t tthe mlen.
know ing quitr wecll that they will b~e afer under nly
laws h.o long as theyv have the lawmakleri underl then
influence. Old mten. it is truie. Iron~~ upon sush a
lolsrrine,, ild mtn. and v'err, very !oung men. But
thle 'er?'. viry young ieni cren up to, become wiscr
trliughpi experience, and it is surprising howf the old
01**0 '.11 i)8000 rb]01[ \iru if taken notice of by
the very, very yolung womjnen. An o~ldi man whbo says


icutlmb to the wiles and blantll--hmentts of the in*
div-iduall flapper. So much for human consistency.

Ihadl written all the foregoinE and trlneluded this
Enlightening sketch. or whatever you may call It,
when the results of the Englishi general election of
lilay. 1929. came to Jamaica. You knowr what bap-
penedl in that election; how Labour almost won a
majolriy and~ the Coinserv~atives~ unde~rrwnt a defeat.
Y~ou k~nowr also. how much the Flapper 1'ojte had to do
w'ith Labour's'' triumph, for a triumph it was Does
no~t this hear out! my thesis as to the influence of' the
womenICI I hereina fterwa rds len t Ionedl in this pa ra-
graph as the inPPers)' upIon1 presen~t-day:1? pl)ljitica and
Iurial affairs.' The Colnservatives ga\e thle nappers
the \late and the flapper~s immedtilte ly used it to kick
out the Consaer\atve-ate-
mospt chraraterietic flapper-
likie a i t iO n. Yo:ungr men
wol-uld haveP ac:ted differ-
ently. They woiubt have
showll, at the first. so~me-
thine that is culled girai
tude; they w..iuld have sup-
poritedl the mnii whol had
rivelli Ibem the francihise.
Burt the tlapper' 19 trute to
her conviction that what
is done falr hri ii olnly her
light. and why should one
be grateful for being given
n!Ie'F rIghts" Trhe flpper
said to~ herrsel "these old
Jhnluies had bet~tler miake
way' forl a new' set of John-
riies: this is a wonrld of
Change aInd I want to, seJ
something nou.'" She act-
ed onl thiat feeling andd de-

straighltforwardl( logic thlat
had nothing f....Itshly sea-
timcntal about it. And
there :ou w~ere. Indteel
whien I comle to think; of it.
I feel sure that1. how?~ever
muchi a flappeli may be
sentimencital over somle im-
agiunary A\donim. she is not
a.t allI sentimlental ovier
public affairs I ii s far as
she understands themi. She
leaves that sort o' thing~
to the men. Men, notollri-
ously, are very sentimiental
creatures.
Autonuv was miore aeo
timenital than Cleopatra.
He thought the world well
lost tir love, bult she g~ave
up thie struggle foir life
o~nly whben she knrw (bat
she muist suffer humilia-
tion anld disgrace at
Caesar's hauds Mlen have
camouulaged their senti-
mentality, women parade
theirs, but. they can adr
wheu (bey will with a
ruthless practicality whvil i
leaves men gasping. Their
very tears are an admir-
able means of seeminrng
what they want; a mni~
wneep~ing looks a misery. le
weakling a womanly weep-
ing is taken to be a suffer-
ing angel. She may be an
angel but she is not suff~er-
ing; not for the most part,
an? bowR But in these
days ,she doeb not need to
resort to rears to win her
way; she can usae the vote.
The wide worldl is before
ber; triumphs stretch glit-
tering before lieri Not
again shall we hiear women
wishing tol be men Mlay
the time never c-ome when
Mrs. larklise forer- en habll wish tor be wo-
rdescribe her us. p.rfeet- mlen!
regard and admirallon ths180oPltr'
1Punchr are publisbed the
portraits of a number of ladies Here indeed are
ladies! There is none of them but has made numer-
ous friends in this colony'; and when those who are
strangers return to visit us they n**e sure of' a hearty
wneliome. Lady Cahn has been to Jamaica but once
up to now, but it is on the cards that she will come
again. She and Sir Julien Cahn have extended the
hospitality of their home in England to many Ja-
miaicans; they now rake a deep personal interest in
Jamaica. We~ are rightly proud of o~ur Jamaica hos-
pitality,; those oft us Jamaicans who have been the
guecrs of Lady' Cahn in England ray that for warmrb
ofl welcome and genuine regard for one's comfort,
she is Jamaica at its best. That i4 our way-our
highest-of expressing true appreciation --H.G D.


.11HS. ADHL.N CLARK
.represents in "Planterr' Punch'" she bride of the y\ear. b
'olony'ri loss tos the gain of Jamusrion. Those wrhl havep met her
Ilikes Jamuifa. Jurameal returns the complimrnt w~ith true


that wnomen should be kept in their proper place is
nothing but an old bypocrite. Let the women pu.
hiim. for however brief a time, in the place orf the
younger men, and you see how rapidly he I-an~ges
his views! I do not trust these old men. I suspeer
them of all sorts Of jealousies. envies and other high
misdemeanours. Once tbey ruled the world: the wis.
dom of the aged was alwfays referred to, in tones of
respect and awe~; they we~re regarded as sages; they
we~nt about clothed with righteousness as a robe and
with power as an imprescriptible right. Now, sud-
denly, the flappers have appeared and have balf-
swrept them from the scene. No w'onder the aged
thunder against the flappers. Yet, as I ba\e just
said, the individual aged one seems alwfays ready to





Show~ing that there is a hurmorours side to
evenr surch a serious apair as an outbreak
of flawlessness. Bandits and rumrours of
ban~dits, withr their elects upon policemen
anrd suburban dweclle~rs, and society folk
an~d chaufcpurs and loverrs, are w~eaved into a
5/Or jrl' o#1 Of xcT~Cial/rgly funny silratiONS

fo:r they would hav'e been captured if they had only
remained until daylight-theyv shot the Chinese
through the arm on their discovering that he was a
Confucianist and not a Christian. Their zeal for
Christianity~ we can all understand and sy'mpathise
with, but on this occasion I think they carried it too
fa r."
--Siill," said the Ins-pectorl for Kiinegton, hat
Chinese sought to have been a Christiln "
"That is where an unot'rtunate mistake w~as
maide," admitted the Inspector f'or Portland. "'I have
sjin ce learn that the shopkeeper ,s a Christian, but
he seems to have mlisunderstoond the question put
toj him
--The Press w~ill be of assistance to us here," in
terposed the Inspector Gene~ral. "W'e shall ask the
Pires to w~arn all the shopkeepers and others who
nity be attacked by' bandits that their fsafest s ourse
ifi to answer clearly and promptly all y~uestions put
to them. It is quite evident that the bandits combine
m~i~ssirnry fervour with a desire to obtain other
people"-- goods: that. o tu speak. ablmist palliates
thlelse oiece. A~nd now. pentlemen, we muft pass on
to formnulatingg a plan for the supprezsiorn of the h~an-
dits. For the last two months Ilerv bave been hav\ing
things al their owno way, but this cannot continue
mileti Layrer. Thie G~o\ernor andi rhe Dublic are very
iitindsnat I anni't k~nnow wat theyv expect us to do
ml..r.- than wer have'i been doirlng, but they are~ the
tiofsr'z and if we, have~ to deal with unreasonable poo.
ple we must~ 11.1 to meet theml \\e have got to put

?\e mayl? viewi with a lenient eye,- buit .i Ilnellit Is a
I~andit. W\e are~ all agrred on that. I suppos.i"
Yes, sir.'" said thie Inspector for St. Cathi-rine,
"bult w~hat is a bandlit?"'
"A 1.andit.' replied the Inspector General realdlly,
-is a thiief who~m the Press call-, j. Lbadit. He moay
also bet a mnurdeler Prestialuly. jllrlying fromll wh.lat
theP In--[Jt* [==? [Fe.111 Por[Iand ba-. tiid us, he is usual-

C'hin-cer ta. the rlue faith bry jhootin-- them in the
firm. Now the pu'!nt 1s. wFhat plan can we' adoptr that
1i~II provet to the public that wre ar~e maklug every
~effort to, put an end to banditry and Christian con-
terlsijon Has any-bod? anything tij suggest?"
SIf I may be permitted.'' laid the Inspectori for
laingston r-agerlr. "I would snag~est that weP post men
"u all the roads leading into linis~ton, tol stop motor
.arsi as tbese come in, and searibli themn. These ban-
llits w~ill naturally wanit to comeiu luisr Kingmton.
'Theyr will v~ish tc. enjioy thle lifF of the mietro~polis. I
Iime~ a shrewd ;lo-piciion that they bail from Kings-
1..1 tes~ intelligencee ir I..ertaiinv of a superior
"'rdtr.. I don't Ihinki their mental de~telopmernt can
have taken place In a country~ parish. Just as the
moist iiumiligout P.:diie Inspeerors are to be found
inl liangsht.n--
Dut hllEre a sudden outlburSt of indignation forced
ther rlpeaker to paus-E~. His culleagueJ were~t expreBssng
'tl~slent dissent ODlg the presence of the Chief seem-
rd to plrevnt~o a resort to) invetCtive. But the Inspector
iclneral. remembering some-thing he had read the
night before in one of his books, interposed bnstily
it ith the remark1'l that all po'icemenii werre alike,
rven it some miight appear to be diffelent, and thus
Iluelledi tbe rising ytorm Thenc hie came to a deci-
;lon.
"IbutEll emen." hie said. **I think~ :1n texcllent .Eug-
a-estion ba3- been made Wet rshall [nst sentinel- on
tile tree great entrances Iru this ilt!! The Inspector
t-eIr Kingston shall hr inl iharge ..= this job I see
a great pr~obabiliry that we~ shall capture the lead-
ing bandits in a very~! short time And in order that
the public should know' that wve are not idle, I Fug-
gEst th1at our P~progrmme should v'agutely be ..ommui-oi
Iated re, the Press. That will warn the bandits of
what they are to expect if they clominue. Giv~e out
the necessary orders, Insperror Rlighlt "
The Inspectors rose and saluted tbeir chief. And
the next day the newspapers contained an inac~cur-
ate account of w~hat the Police intended to do tol bring
the handlirs 11o book if banditry did nojt rease fortis-
with.

CHAPTER TW'O

THE ROBBERY
WO days after this conferease the whole island
was startled and shocIked by a crime which sur-
passed all prlevious acts of banditry in daring; and
atrociousness. A prominent ch~izen of St. Andrew
had been giving a party, a party so exclusive that at
first be had been inclined to conflue It to members
of his own family. This gentleman had hit upon
a- novel w...r of advancing himself in society. Hie
dild not seek to? be popular. On the contrary, he
4+ught to be unpopular ]He and his wife made it


PLANTERS'


PUNCH


1930


and he wars acting according to plan. I have myself
carefully trained the men under my command;
every month I distrlhute among them informative
literature bearing on their profession, and hlamb.V is
one of my most earnest students. Onl? a w~eek ago,
he finished reading, "Hsands Up! or The Triumph of
the Pinkertos," and now he knew that those blandits
in the road, thinking they had only to deal w~ith a
helpless woman, would grow careless and disclose
their identity. ]He calculated that they would rob the
woman and perhaps give her a beating, a severe
beating, accompanied by threats as to what they
would further do to her if "he disclosed to the
Police one fact relating to this incident. They would
then depart, and he, silently rising from his place,
would follow the woman until she was well in the
town, then arrest her there, take her to the Police
Station, and, by dint of a ferocious cross-que~stioning,
compel her to disclose the names of her assailants.
Armed with this information, all the Police Force of
the town of Morant Bay would be quickly mu...bilisFed,
the bandits would be surprised in their home, would
be taken almost red-handed, and--well, you see the
plan."
;'Excellent," commented the Inspectors, whom not
even p~rrofessional jealousy could p~rFseni from recog.
nising a masterpiece of tactics: there are times when
men can rise high about the promptings of jealous.
"And did rise pilan succeed?" asked the Inspector
General
"W11, sir, not~l Iuitei What hanlppened was thi9,
Another -harl.. terrible cry hel'...ke the tillness~ of
the night. So piteous was it rir. t D~isrrict Const1le .i~l
"lamby- haul to put forth a deperll-ate iffo~lrt at iself.
control to prevent him from rI-ing pre.clpitatrly' and
running away. But if he had do:n- thi;s. hiis prese~nce
might have become known andl he m~iLgh have~ been
pec-d e mightr have been avitakenlr aliW shot.
That would have maeant the- krs- of~ a valuable iallite.
and such a loss the iountry I..<.ld not afford. Dis.
trict Co.nrjiable IAlamb tbelrefre hreld 11;4 br~eati even
more than1 before.S and 4so eatiI stidtcl d 1im-elf He
shut his cyes tightrcl. He buriedl his face mo~re deepily.
in the earth."
*Excellcnt.'' choruzed all the Inspectors. "Wonder.
ful nerv-e !hat man bn;.--
''How long be remanedi~l thus," the St. Thomas In.
spe-ctor newt on, "hec nr\e: knew. But presently he
lieard a movemnent Thret- persons were DBssing by
him~. Byv their voices- he recognised that they were
tw~o men and one womana. To his surprise, they
were chatting8 mosjt amiclably. The wo~man was act.
unity laughing, and I:landl,-. Her voice could be heard
for a furlong. Constable Mamby is very Dositive
about this. They were going towards the town of
IAlorant Bay and they were doing nothing to bide
their movements. It may be that the two bandits
had succeeded in persuading the woman tol join
their band. It may be that -h,~ wa; elelightedl at
having becn v~ibbhel--ilbough, in a rcounltry~ wheri
veryone ai bts to rob~ andi noo one wishes to be
robbed, thatr seems a far-fetebe~ll explanation. Or it
may be tbar the men wrere not bandits at all. I
mention thii as an hypoth~eis. though I myvself do
not accept it. For if those men werIe not bandirs,
why should a constable hide himself to watch them?
If Alamby bad been satisfied that theyv were no~t ban-
tlit he~ woluld have rushed out on them, po~unced
upon them with all the majesty of the lawr. arrested
theml for creating a nuisance under the NI:isy As-
iemblirs or Vagrants Act, and triumphantly doggerd
them into Mkorant Bay. But he knew they were
bandits; consequently it follows that the ordinary
or common people are in league with thr bandits,
and In a little while we shall have a population of
bandits and no oner for them to rob Then. by;a
perfercl:. natural evolution, we shall all beciome hon
est agan.n for if there is no one to rob there can be
no robbers, and honesty w~ill .be the order of the
day."
"But that would be dleplosub~le." exclaimed the
SInspector for Kingston. WMhat, in such < irc~umistan
ces, would the Police Force do ,,
''Dlln't let us face calamities before tbs~v arrive,
ald;iised thle Inspectlor General. 'Sufficient to the day
is the evil thereof. There are still a sufficient num-
hre oftmp:r v 1 tlhi; Ib. o y whoou tiacompelsp too
tect others Nowf let me sum up the situation. Mr.
Brown's reporr amouints to this: that District Con.
stable Ma~mby did nor succeed last night in making a
capture of bandits, although he had every reason to
bop'? that he would do so. He displayed remarkable
tact and true courage, for there are few polilcemlen
who, unarmed, would haveF remained within a mile
of two men suspected of beingq bandits I shlall see
that he is suitably rewarded. Anyu) mo~re reports?"
"Nothing much, sir," said the Inspeitor for
Portland. "~Last night a Chinese shopkieeper in Man-
deville had his shop broken open anid fifty pounds
in money robbed. The bandits also had a meal of
tinned salmon and crackers before they left. They
were masked. Just before they made their escape---


CT-~~~~he~ Jmic Ladt


BY HERBERT G. DE LISSER,
author of
TH[E WHIITE 1'ITC~H OF ROSEHALL,
SQEIALITONE, ETi.
CHAPTER O~E

THE CONFERENCE

INthe year 1948 there was consternation through-
out Jamaica. A development had taken place
which no one had ever Foreseen and to meet which,
consequently, no plan had ever been devised. It was
then, for the first time, that the country heard the
word "bandit" uttered with sinister significance'
Bandits had appeared in differeFnt parts of the
island, they were reported to be holding up motor
cars, attacking shops, forcibly robbing people on the
highways, and altogether terrorising a community
which had once been so proud of its immunity from
serious crime,
Naturally, this deeply. affected the Police. Elvery-
body wanted to know what the Police wetre doing,
and those who asked the question answered it in the
same breath and with emphasis. The Police, they
said, were doing nothing, had never done and would
never do anything to put an end to binditry. That
was what the country had to face, and it was a cry-
ing disgrace. All the heads of the Police should be
forthwith changed and new men appointed. As the
bandits could noot be captured, an example might
well be made of the Police themselves,
It was with such charges and accusations ringing
in their ears that a conference of the first import-
ance was held one morning in December by the
Inspector General of Police and his leading assist-
ants. The Chief, a quiet cultured man, sat wearily
in his chair at the head of a table round which
were gathered the men responsible for maintaining
la~w and order in the several pa'ishles of Jamaica.
The Chief had hardly slept the night before. He
had passed the long hours in diil;gently studying cer-
tain works which he thought might be helpful to
him in this emergency. One was, "The Exploits of
Detective Pokeum, the Man who solved the Great
Chicago Murder Mystery." Another was, "Hints on
How to Capture Highwaymen." The author of this
Last work had espec~ially. insisted that the first step
towards capturing 1 highwayn~man was to catch him
in the act of highway robbery, a view with which the
JamaLica Chief of Police cordially sympathised but
did not find particularl!. helprful. "For," he thought,
"if I could :a~rch the bigbn a! uman on the jo~b I should
have caught him Wha~t 1 v.ant tol know is how to
catch him. Nojbody s~eems to knlow.~ There are books
to assist cle~rgymen !to makei up thejir sermons, w-orks
to aid ban istrer in presenting their cases, reatdy-
reckoners for the comfort of accountants, but not one
manual from which a polieman can draw any assist-
ance." It w~as in this despondent trame of ruind that
he met his officers on that December morning to
draw up another plan of campaign against the ban-
dits.
"Any new reports?" he askedl, wphen all rbe In-
spectors had arrived.
"Yes, sir," said the Inspecto:r in charge of the Par-
ish of St. Thomas. He was a yol.ung man who prided
himself on his brevity. "Late last night--orl it may
have been early this mo:rning-Disltrict ConstablE
-Mamby heard what he was certain were cries of dis-
.tress on the road leading into Morant Bay. He was
about half a mile from the town, and, as youl know,\.
this is ae particularly isolatedl jp..t He wias patrolline
this road, ,we having good reason to believe thatr ban-
,dits wsere working in that section. On hearing these
rcries, District Constable Mamby, with great presence
of mind, rushed into a gap in the hedge to the
righlt-11e is very positive about the side of the road
towards which. he rushed--aud hid himlself. It war
a dark night and bre iould unt possibly have seen
anything. There wRas the~refo~re no obvious reajoni fo,-
his throwing himself prone on the ground. EbuiittinL
his eyes, and burying his face in the earth. I crn
only assume he! did this through excess of zeal: he
is a very zealous constable. There he remained mo.
tionless. He expressly states that he did not move
the traction of an inch and sometimes even held his
braThhe narrator paused, to give time for' the full
effect of his words to become apparePnt He was re.
warded by the look of intense interest on the faces
of his colleagues. One of` them murmured:
"What presence of mind MTambv has."
The Inspector G~eneral mutterled something about
the man being marked for early promotion.
The Tnspc~itor h]l charge of St. Thomaas proceeded.
"The c~ries I oninuled Ma~rmby assures me that
he did his best to listen to the most terrific of
them in the hope that sosme words would be, pro-
nounced that might lead to the identification of the
bandits. for now he had no doubt that twol or more ;
bandits were attack~ing a solitary female. Abmlru.v.
air, I may say, is a hlighly brav~E and1 intelliaent mar*







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Ditto bre hiaughty in dealing with their equals,
aimed at being so, select that one wondered if
recould be any people in tbe country with whom
really cared to associate. They now' and then
tda few persons to dinner, and they so con-
the matter that their dinner should be ~nown
talked about as a most exclusive function, those
ledtaking care to mention the fact. So on the
of superciliousness and snobbishness they
Climbing very high. They had money. And
head of the house made it a polut to keep a
lylarge sum o~f money in the house, in his study.
bybecause no really sensible man would ever
dreamt of sueb a thing.
On the night of his party, in a ballroom and
Ddsthat could easity have accommodated a hun-
dr p ersons, he had assembled some fifty guests.
j'llege were exclusive persons and he was secretly
ease~sd to have collected suebh specimens of humanity
AD0 prove his greatness to all the world. His wife
A~ept about, in an aroma of' exc~lusive~ness. and the
id~riole atmosphere was charged with exclusiveness.
Deljacing had commenced at nine. Supper was at
gmidnight. After supper dancing w~as immediately re-
samed by a few couples. but siime of the others jin-
gepred in the dining rooml for an extra drink o~r two
SAnd then it whas that the telephone bell rang.
Now the telephone was in the study. and the
gervant who aonswered the bell informed the master
Ipt the house that someone wanted to speak to him
.en a most important matter and would gi\e the mes-
ange to noone else. Mlr Wentmore told the man
poD go back ro his duties. which just then was to
administer refreshments to~ those guests who
should need it--and some of' them did display a
sunrprisingly constant need for spirituous upilftl-
ing--and slipped o~ur o-f the dlrawing: room into
r:the study Nearly an hojur passed. then Mrs M
''Wentmore becamer Ionsciou4 ofI her hulsband's
absenrc. For somep lime now he hlad no-t b~een
.about to aid Io enlliveningg ronvr allnron. hiis chief
Contribution to which was the esrelamation. "You
don't say!" Sbi required tilr him- no one had
S~een him since one o'clock. The servants were
intlerrogated: one of theml remembered giving
,hts a message that he was requiired at the tele-
~phone. Itirs. W'entmore hurried into the study
and a piercing shriek informed the gu~ests that
.a tragedy had taken place
1,There was a1 milling of thle rcrowd toaards
'the study. Onij glanie revealed M\r. W'entmlore
~lying prone on thre floo~r wuithl hi. handa tied b~e
hind him, his leg=- lasted together. a gag in hi
:month. His staring, angry eyes proclaimed that
Ilffe was not extinct. and wrhen the gag was re
moved his words made it clear tbar a habit of
profanity. acquired in his -auth. w~as still dam
tiant; for he swore likte a trooper, forgetting
courtesy and the obligations of' a host. and wrish
Sed to know why in hell had not someone come
'to his rescue before. A\ guest rushed for a glas
ofi icy-cold water and poured it down his b~ack. i
wvhleh did ono seem to improve the unfortunate
,Ientleman's temper. for that guest was asked
h~arshly what he thought be was~ doing, then lIll
W'~entmo~re dashed to the telephone. na quickly
ans his released but crampeti anti Dainful legs
would allow. and commanded the police stations
lof Halfwnay Tree and Kiingsto:n to send up at
onace their smartest and best detectives. He had
beens robbed, he explained. rilbbed of nearly five
ihundrednpounds by~ bandits. Trhe new~s f~eli Ja;-
;: bomb among his guests. .in act of banditryv
iiiommitted in the very horuse in which they were
eAnd within the hour! This was the climaz of re-
West events. Two ladies became hysterical. One I
loa~n wanted to know if he could *(.Is thcr.? lentil p
;'daybreak, because his weak ~lce in '~could never
a;~llow him to face in the darkne-. th. perils of
t'he road.
;;Mr. Wentmore told his Rtory briefly and w'ith
almany Imprecations. Th~e loss and violence he had
:yu~dered had suficed for the time being to cause in
~bm rev~ersion to the accent anid manners of his
earmer days; at the momeur be did not care~ whether
to 'was a gentleman or nor- no one could be a gentle-
;;baa who had just been deprived forcibly of several
hundred pounds. He had entered the stud, and had
gate up to the telephone: undoubtedly someone had
spoken to him. But before he could say six nord-1
strongng hand had Dressed firmly o:n his mouth, the
Sammarle of a revolver had pressed against his temple.
and a rough voice had informed him that if lie made
the slightest noise or move~ment he would he a dead
ma.Then be was ordered to say softly where he
tthe key of the iron chest that w'as inl the stud.
It happened thathbealwaeyscarried the key about with
!m: it was in his waistcoat pckclet. It was extract-
~5, he was bound and gagged and laid on the
carpet, the chest ass opened and rifled. and the
Smen who had attacked him had quickly disap-
ere.The whole incident had not occupied ten
mines perhaps not five. It must all have been
:Very carefully arranged beforehand.
Exclamationsi of horror interrupted this recital
r.Pugseley e~specially, stout gentlemasn with a
deal of money ndan inordinate love of it,
Extremely vocal
k"But look here, Wentmore," he observed, "yvou
cedunwisely. Y;ou should have remembered that


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suggested tbat he had got hold of something valu-
able.
He next examined the open iron ibest: he in-
serted the key and loilked the chest. then re-oipene(I
it. That seemed to satisfy him that the chest could
open and close, about which circumstance he may
have entertained some doubts before. He held up
the key before hlr. W~entmore's ey'es. "'You iden-
tify this. don't y~ou?"' he asked.
"Don't ask me damn foolish questionss" volleyed
Illr. W'entmore angr~ily~. "Of course I know the key."
The Detective Inspector was patient and even
conciliatory
"And did you recognize thle voice over the tele-
phone. blr. W'entmore?"
"'No. I did nor; I don't think I ever heard it
before."
"'Hum. Could oul call the rnan w~ho told you
that someone wanted you at the telephone?"
The servant w~as sent for. --In the meantime,"
said the young man who had gibed at the Police,
"trhe thie\es are perhaps saf'elv getting away, al-
though yout are supposed to be guarding the en-
trances to Kiingston. Yoc-u didn t seemi able to pre-
v'ent them from l-omingl in."
"'lgl dear sir."' retorted luspector Might, "if ban-
dits are out of the city. bandits ms ay sos be In the
city We cau' e to~p that. you knuow. You must give
us time. Youu must make allow~ances.""
"'And how much allowance are you going to
m~ake for ruy five hundred Ipound4?" hlur. Wentmore
wanted to know
''And .-upprose any of urs had becen shot?"
demanded fIr. Pugsleg indignant~lr.
"The Police would prrobably have asked us
not to make tool mnuch fuss about tbar.". comment.
ed the young man, Mlr L~ioniel Farnley; "the Pol-
ic~e hate fuss ~"
"We~ hate f'oolishne4s,"' observed Inspector
Might warmly "W~ell. here come tbe servants.
I am olnly along with miy friend Inspector Weep-
inig. I amu not really inl charge of tbis case."'
Inspectorl W'eeping now seated himlself be-
side the sergeant. who alrltady Pal p~repatred tol
take notes of w~hatever might be said of an ill-
criminatory character. A glance from Weeping
informed Inspector Mlight that his assistance
would be welrc~me lile We'eping began the in-
ter~oga tory.
"N\ow try~ to remerubler Icarefully." he warned
the nlervoub waiting-mau: "whant did the voice
on the telephone say' to )ou?"
'"He nAk mie to call lur W\entmiore, please In-
spector; he .say it wass imporrtant "
Aind what did you do?"
"'I call himi. sir."
"Called wholm."
"Mlr. W\entmore.."
''Then youl shourld have- aid so. You must
be very careful that rlou don't aid anyone to
escape from justice You understand?"'
"Yes. Inspectorl "
"\'r.\ gl:ood Now. after~l ?ou hadl called Mr.
W\ellntore, what did \out do?"
"I wenit outside "
"Wh'R'y did rrou go outside?"
The question seerned to: stumip the man He
;J looked blankly at his qurstioner. w~ho in his
~;; turn eyed him sternly
i "W\hy dil yoju go outSide?" camle the ques-
tion ontce more. "'Surety you can answer that."
"I sent him," said lur W'entmore.
"Oh, well, of course, that is all1 right. 11'hy
,d did yo"u "end himu-no. no, what I mean is. what
e.did ysurr manl do after that?"
ill "I give thr gentlemeni whisky and soda and
le 80 forth, sir."' said the butler. replying for him-
Belf,
"Ve'ry good. Ver\ good indeed. Did you
mlention thle telephone rall to anyone else?"'
"I told Mlary, the nurse sil."
'..-b. Mlary [be nur~se- is she here?.
''Yes. Inspector, this is her."'
"'Now. lilary. of course we are only trying to get
information that will help us to catch the thieves,
and you may be able to help us. W'hy did this mian
tell you about the telephone call?"
"'I don't know. Inspector."
"YouI don't know? Think a little. Everything
hias a reason, you know. so this tbing must have.
Did .You hear the telephone bell yourself?"
"'No. sir."
"Why didn't you hear ttl"'
But hibj question seemed toj puzzle Mlar?; she
bad no answer read!: the sergeant looked at her
wearchingly. Everyone seemed to hang in suspense
on the next questions.
..Come, my girl, don'r keep us here all night*
w~hy didn't you hear the bell?"
"Because I didn't hear it. Inspector. How could
I hear it if'I didn't hear it?"
"How could yon hear it if' you didn't hear it?
How could you bear it if--but you musn't ask me
questions I am not going to answer you. I arn not
here to answer you. Yo~u say' you didn't hear it? A~l
right. Now. did any of you people--the servants 1
mean--hear anything strange at all between twelve
and one o'clock? How is it that with so mlany peo-
ple awake and movine about the house. a robbery


no bandit or burglar would have frird a revolver
with so) manyr men in the house. You shonid have
refused to: say where the key of the chest was. or
sent one of the men on a wildgoose chase through the
house; you would have saved your money) by that.
and perhaps we could have got the thieves."
This sounded so rational that it annoyed Mlr.
W'eutmore. He eye~d Rlr Pugsley balefully. "It is
all damned well." be snarled. "for you to stand up
there and tell me what I should and shouldn't have
done. but it wasn't you thlat had a revolver sticking
into your stomach."
"f thought yoju said it was your temple," objected
Mlr. Pugsley.
"MRay I ask what dinference that makes? Whe-
ther It was your temple or 'our stomach, you would
have done just what I did. How do you know they
wouldn't have shot me if I hadn't done what they
wanted? Y'ou are v'ery brave just now, but I bet
you wouldn't take a quiet walk down toi Kingston by
yourself` to-night? W\ant to try it?"
Dir Pugsley felt that such an invitation was not
generous. espenlally~ from a friend w~bom he was tr'-
ing to help, but he realized the abaken condition of
W'entmore'si nerves He contented himself by com-
mienting loudly on the time the Police w~ere taking
to arrive on tbe scene.
But the Police were quicker than he thought.
First came the sergeant in charge of' the Halfway
Tree Station. and almost immediately after the In-
spector for Kingsto~n and the Detective Inspector ar-


HI1SS DORREEN HBIBE BUTT
Daughter of Mr. and Mlrs. Hrginald \'. Butt. was born in the ielan
fI Trinidead in D~ecmber IBIS and is now at school at Hoscomb
Bournemouth. England. At the C'onvent of the Crorlr. Dorreen wl
,roblshly Apend her holidn)s in Janmnien. Bhe la a deroml litt
lad). and her portrait Indlerates a rfery swerR' disporltion

ri\ed. Theer~ twro men hiad been on ba~ndit dluty that
night. and It happened they w~ere b~olb at the Kiu?-
iroo .tati-on whben Illr We'ntmore's call for help
arrived~t Wentmore w~as (sr tool importantr a mian to
he neglectedl Inspector Llight andl lumpectolr 11eepin2 o
therefor conclluded that thF!y nbouldl burr~v up to
!Llrryloam themselles rn~ see` abst had happened,
they wishedl to display~ their zeul. they) waulned to
glhon that at any hour of` the night or dar they were
alwa.1x on the jobi They entered the house briskly
and miarchied inito~ thle study "Ah. I see. I see.'' re-
markrd Inrnpertnr M~ight. "there hias been trouble
here.
"Thii at hos remarkable perspicacity on your
part,' ventulrd ont: of the young mlen. a guest .rvho
had helped to release M~r. W'entmore from his bonds.
**You see trouble where everybody sees it: but the
Police hav'e not prevented it."
Thetre was .1 murmulr approval. The almos
phere w~as distinctrly hostile toe the Police
nWell. se can' [ prevent evrrything, you k-now~."
learl? replied Mlr. Mlicht. "\We could hardly be aware
that thiS holusF wsa going to, be raidttd bv burglars,
es~peelally~ while a pa~tvny as going on Wezll. tell us
Just w-hat's occulrred. W'hat happened?"
The two, Inspecto~rs were told; the sergeant, in
whose hands primarily was the case Isince it had
happened lu his distrieri i, taking notes the while
Illr. W'eeping, as Derelctive~ Ispector, walked ov'er
to the telephone and examined it caref'ully He turn
ed from It w~ith a1 vetry hopeful ex-pre~ssion His look








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with v'iolencer cl..uld take place and no one know
anything abo~:ut it:' I'as there no noise."
**I can explainl that,'" interposed MrI. Wentmore.
"Y~ou will nurice that this study is somie distance
aw-ay from thr- dining room and the diraw~ing r-oon.
and that the grolundsr and flower gardens face the
drawlug r~:oom and are .not on this side of the house.
This is a quielt sPotI which I keep to think and read
in, and to do a little business. It is my den, my lib-
.rary."
Inspector Might glanced round and observed a
copy of the Handbook~ll of JIa~maica and a few old
Gleaners, there wass nlo other literature. '"A very
nice place for a library," he commented dryly.
"So far as I know," Mr. Wentmore continued,
"there wras no one of the servants about here, and
of course the guests would not be. There was a
light in the study, but anyone could hide behind
that door, or could ereep in from the verandah. Of
course, when I came into the room I went straight
to the telephone. I never glanced round."
"You should always glance round, Wentmore,"
interposed Mr. Pugsh-r.1 "You can never take too
may p~re auti~ons "
"Do .a a~i l waysv takei them?" enquired Wentmore,
upon whom his fat friend Pugsley's observations
seemed to have a dlcsimbing effect tonight. "Do you
always look under the bed beftor~e .\ou go to --l~ee'
"Of course I do," said Mr. Pugsley, to rthe sul-
prise of everyone. "I always look ulnderi the bedl "
"Wrell, keep it up, then" snarled Wentmore, and
turned once more to the business in hand.
"I think you can send away the servants now,
Mr. Wentmore," suggested the Detective Inspector.
"W~e have no further use for them tonight."
The servants flocked out of the room with the
'feeling that individually and col-llelrtivel they were
all suspected of having robbed their master. 3lar.\
especially was convinced thast she had put herself in
a serious pun~itiion by not hearing tbe telephone blell.
through Ilr r ouls1n' t for the life of her see what differ-
ence it n~...uld have made if she had heard it. There
was sonsterlnatanl in the servants' quarters. "Them
suspect we poor people of e\very)thing."' remarked one
of the maids bitterly.
In the meantime the Detective Inspector was ex-
plainineg.
l'*You see, Mr. Wentmore, this looks like ran in.
side job. What I mean is, the thieves, or bandits, if
you prefer that worrd. knew about your keeping
money here and where you kept it. They knew how
to get into your study, though the house was alive
withpeople. H-owdidtheyknow? Sulrely the'must
have been otold, they must have been helped. You
see now why I questioned your servants so closelv?"
"'I knew it from the be~nioninp.." cried M~rs. Chi---
holm, a lady whose ample proportions enveloped an
active and belligerent spirit. "You can never trust
these servants. You are kind to your cook, you give
her medicines when her child is sick;-Oh, I have
had myl experiences~-and the first thing you know
is that she has taken out your motor car at :night
Sand gone joy-riding."
"Does your cook qualify as a chauffeur, madam?"
Dolitely enquired Inspector Alight. as though the
answerc might help to put the Pulic~e on the track of
the bur~glars.
'"Oh, you know what I mean; her husband or
her sweetheart takes out the car; or if he hasn't
done it yet, he is certain to do it. It's all the same."
"I see. W'ell, W'eeping. I don't think we can do
any more good by remaining here "
"I should likie to know- w~hat hasj been done?"
said 1Mr. Pugeley pompously.
"The same remark I was going to make myself,,,
said hlr. Farnly.v.
The Itwo Iuspeerorb ignored both the older and
the younger man,. and W'eeping asked what were the
denominaticons of the notes tak~en, for he had been
vtold thiat the money wass all in notes.
"Pive agri ten pound notes chiefly," replied Mr.
W'entmote, very few one pound noter...
--And yo:u hav~en t the numbers, I suppose?,,
''No."
"Ylou should always keep the numbers, W~ent-
more,"' said blr. Pugsley.
"You do but I don't," returned Mlr We'ntmore:
"and nobody else ever does. Werll. gentlemen, do
you (bink you are likely to do anything with thii
c~ase~?'
''I wouldn't give up hlope if I were you," said
Inspercto-r Weepingi soothingly.
'.Hope on, hope ever." advised Inspeictor Llight
in s 03 a ma s icenater o~f hope deferred, then?"' said
Mr. Farnley'. He was a goo~d-l~llookingyoug fellon.
of' pleasjant manners, energetic, intelligent, and sith
a clean-shaven purposeful ince. Buit he did not like
Inspector Illight's manner: it was too positive and
selt'ionfident for himt. Therefore he could no~t re-
sist trying to take down the Inspector a bit. It
made Iblight uncomfortable and an~gr, anid he, who
had known Farnley before, and had never particu-
Slarly liked himi. nosn felt a detestration of the young
man. He alsol~ felt that old Pugsley w~as what after-
ward~s he describedd rlo a friend as ''one ofI the un-
explained accidents of exisstnce."' These two had
lost nothing. .veBt they w'erei making mocre of a fuss
than Werntmore himself And Farnley bad not ev~n
the excuse of age! A~light himself' was a young man


of aboutr thirty-fo~ur yetals of age, and be ob~jectedl to
being mej.ked by a still younger man. "lloluld you
prefer despairr" be askedi Farnley,
"I leave that to the~ Polilce," retorted F~arnley,
"If you are rude, Mr. hllaghr. I will report you to
thet Inspector G~eneral," said Mr. Pugisle?.v.
**Rtady, W\'eeing:" enquired Mr. IAllght. "Good
nigiht. Alr. H\'entmorl'e It is a veFrr unfortunate hiap-
peninlg. rhiP: bjut we'll get the thiiev-e in timle.We
ale bou~ind to get them. Ever' thier gi\es himself
away some time or other."
"What are we to make of that?"" esploledl AIr.
Wjentmore, when the? mouiri l car of the In--pecto~rs
was moving'off.
"It means nothLjineL." said M~dr. Pugsley. "It i a
pity you--" but Mr. W~entmore wanted to hear no
more wise and moral observations that early morn-
ing. He turned abruptly away.

The guests now began to maki-e prepalatiions 1'I
their departure. M~rs. Chisholml was mest --ympanthbtic,
but assuredi Mrs. Wnt~iin*..re that it migrht time been
so much wor:llse All the gue'-re muighl have been held
up, she esplainedl \tlubly. and thieir roney taken
from them Thti~ wo~- hown it was, 11..ne in the moving
pictures. In1 a l,:n pictures (Iai --be had seen some
years betwhle. the resllling Ilmel- hsal --uddlenlyv 1.een
throlll~ i pen anll ther hosti whose~ namne wa4 Faut=.-
nn--. baid nualioinly apgearati andl had uddcnl< com-
manded his guests to stand where they? were. Then
his r!t~rnfdclratec had suddenly robbed evel?ryone and
the host and his confederates had addenlirli trade
therir getaway. It had not been so bad as that to-
night.
Mrs. Wjentmore had no~ sense ..f hlll.umou. She
replied with great dicrnity thatr ,!lue I..ld notl iruative
1Mr. \\'-llrmo:re so.rldenl? rbIngI~~I1 hi-~ uelCSI lt- ra. 11?
body .else.

Very idea' BRit !.=u k~now~, m\- dear. rhey! rmen .sear~ I
the guests ~i bin a mys?'terious~ robbery like thi-- takes
Ilane in a hIIu e AII the gicstS I.uniSent To be search.
ed, the one whoa lioes neart is Ilo rnl,\ *supelted.~ I
don't minid being sja rched."
"I think it wousild be mosj~t undignified!" protested
Pugsley. "Wfhg should I bie suspected of' being a
thief?."
"Nobol,~ dy is Soing to, search yolu." smiled Foruley:
"-Mrs. Chisiolam is only\ telling~ us what I done in
ille mloving, pictures."
"I should know~ any gue-t who had tiedt and
roblbed me," cut In W'entminre. who hadl overheard
part o:f this ~onverlsario:n andl was secretly thinking
that Alrs~ Chisho~lm was anl old fool. Fancy any
rueht being searched in hiis exclusive homel He
would almost rather lose twice five hundreds poulnds!
--The man who tied me was a big Necre,." laid
]\lr. W\entmore. "'He was an strone. as an os "
"But there was another m~an.'" Farnl~e reminded
him. ,
"He held the revolver," rsaid W\entmlore, -'but you
musit remember that he spoke to me I would have
rel.ognoized his voice."
"Yes, of course." said Farnley. and Mlrs. Chig.
holm ec~hved. ''of course." She still lingered, app~ar.
ently in the hope o:f being seardled. But nobody
offering to undertake that jobh, or seeming in the
least degree tol fancy it, rhe took her leave at last.

CHAPTER THREE

THE HOLD-LIP

**HE robbery at the Wentmores' was the talk of
t ae day. Rlrs. W'entmore,r with her prim air of
/.nnsziou~s superiority. w~as animated by coinfitiuE o
emotiiuons agony at dile loss suffe~-red by her husband
and herself. delight at finding that her famil~ w~as
the subject of discussion in the papers and in e\'ery
home of the island.
Naturall?-. he expressed great indignation that
anytrhing should he said about the matter inl the
piress. She had ne\'er, as she reminded her friends,
liked newspaper publicity She had always avoided
it. she considered the new~spapers \vulgar. Neverthe-
less. she w~as sErel.tly indignantr wnbc one of' tbese
common sheets stated in mistake tbat olnlyy three
hundred pounds had b~een plunderezd frorm her huE*
hand'r chest. She wished the error to~ be curree-ted
flrrthwith, but d-idl not know how to effect this end.
She had to find consolation in (110 ho:pe that ver?
f'ew pe~so~ns e\'er read the offending organ of inco~r-

Me~antimle tbe Po-lice were v'elry busv. That they
had established a sort of cordon around Kiingstron w 5
well known, but just where had not been divuleed.
The Inspeictor Genieral had imposed silence upon hiB
start. A veil oIf secrecy~ now hid the police plans from
the ey\es ojf the general public.
It wias about seven o'clock one evening. For
nearly twon ours it tad been quire dark. for in Dec
ember the sun go-es down early, and. as everyrb book
on the W\est Indies finds it necessary to state, there
ih no twilight in the trepies. There being no twi.
light. at se\'en o'clockk it was as dark as it would
b~e at ten--an ideal night for the operationsf of bandits.
About a mile above the Constant Spring, the road
from Kings-ton to St. A~lary. the noirthern road by
which one rravels to Stony Hill. Caelleton Gardens
and beyond. runs btwrseen a high bauk of earth and


rrrees o-n the one Eide and anl ea5' tree-grow~n slope on
rhe rather. It 14 pitch dark there w~hen nol moon is
alert.ve and a highwrayman wouldl naturally choose
susl ba spot~ for a suddeno toup, deterred ojnly by fear
..t mentcrr Iars approa~ching at the irucial moment
fic-~m either opposite diretioi:n. A\ band I.lf bighway-
mecn. How~rever. wrould reaily' be able to deal with more
than .>i Ine ca: co:nseq~ueurly tills road was almost en-
tiril? desertedl b? moorlist- In these days after the
descentll at the FIun
But rco-night. cari.1 as it still was, the ound of
a -peeding car brk.- the qllence of` the nsurrundings,
andl plreentlp laundl a ur\'e. there appeared a large
automobhllee headingS for Kiingsto~n. A-s it sung into
sight tise light ofI a lantern flashedl Iut upon the
roadi.:1 a ~le light of warning, a --agnal to hall. To
dIsobey' that signal was danglerous. for It might be
Ib liar~ iC obstacle had bee placed in thle roiad calculated
~ to che< k an\! IJar. To ruslh lolrward w~as to take a
ican ider~all)1 risk. besides, those nbrl bad called t~he
hall wer-el problablyl armed and u~ulti 11re recklessly
at thle cal-this~ thing hadl bree done before. The
I..e rlier-einr~ie iamie along elow~ly.. but did notj stop;
S\vlidntl) somle I.ne inl it w~as eotndeavuring~ to make
out whoa and w'hl were allead. The r~ed lantern was
nriri ;tanding in the middle oft the load. the man
**.hn hail eswung 1t hiad swifrly disappeared among
.*llmt 11f ther trees Fcrowine nil the sloping :-ide of the
roadi. Hie had not risked being nlhot at But from
;srlle pla~e at ecu~rit?' on the high Inank. a gruff

Tile .ar ohe\ etl
"W\h~.. are .son. \' hat dl. you annr Do you
I;n..w~ iarll hum yo ar'e -.topping?"
Thle one~staun- camer in arti~, angry ti:ons from
-onlier.lle inl the- Iar. andl tie annswer w~as as curt-
"Wne will knowa socln ruough. D..n't you dare to
moe'Ail Iemiembei thiat we ha\'e ?ou rov~\ered."

b.h~c~.r p mnii It w-as not Iovi~e~rhear ha! the persons in
thle I'ar
**Nlr Jirnes." gsaid a nl..mmandine" \'..iie quietly,
lrmebr~ntnl~' \ni our orers Yu1e '-etc h a
and questions the Iassengeers if rnu are or all euspi-
clous abonut Iheml. If you ar~e no-t suspiciolus, you
miust treat them lourlteously and explain that we
are bound to take these precautiions in the interests
ofd general saf~er?. But if they are really~ bandits, you
and Thomlas. who11: will bie by .sour side. will arrest
them. while I andl the other men w-ill stanld ready
to come to youlr assi-rsnaej it' help should be needed."
"Yes, Inspector."
"And, Jones, remember tbar ?..u me notl to fire
until you are fired at
--You mean. Ins~pos or. that I am nnt to shoot
untltl they shoot me?'
"Thrat's it exactly Thiose are the regulations."
'"And suppose they kill me. Inspector?"
"Then you won't be able to shoot."
"'But I will be dead. Inspecto~r'"
"Quite probably. That Is one of the co~ntingen-
cies of Dolice duty, Jones, as you. a crrpo~ral. must
know. I will now' say good bye to- you. It Is very*
likely that you w~ill be killed. I recognize the voice.
of that ulan in the car as being that of a highly
d-esperate character. He will probably stop, at noth-
inga But you must obey in~struitiolns Don't fire
until yo-u are fired at. and may the Lord have mercy
upon ?'our soul1
At that moment the same voice which haed hither-
toi spoken rang lutt froim the car again; this time
monre imnperiouusly:
**What is the meaning of this? W'ho are you
people?. Doi you imagine that I am going to stay here
all night? I must be allowed to proceed at once!"
"That''s a bandit for true."' mutteredl the anxious
Corporal Jones: "I know it in me bones.'
But Corrpural Jones was a manl of ilouragee in
spite of[ his not unnatural fear. and be was also a
mnan of' resource He immediately' adopted a plan
oft campaign which he thought admirably suited to
1ihe circumstances. Dropping on his hands and
knees. and miotioning to Constable Thomas to do the
Eame, hie and Thomas crept down into the road in
Iuch a fashion that not for an instant did the power-i
ful headlights of the car fall upon and illuminate their
persons of himself and his colleague. He knew that
bip Inspector and the other policeman standing in
ambush would prevent the car from getting away;
he therefore had a little time. He utilized this to:
rcel, with Thomas, somewhat to the rear of the wait-i
ing hands and knees until be came near enough to thej
r-ar's window to make his voice distinctly heard,!
Satuattcd as he was, he could nor be fired at by anyj
one inl the car, unlesJ the person leant out of iti
and looked backwards And at the first indication!
iof any such intention. Cojrporal Jones and Con-stable
Thomas wer~e prepared to, dodge behind the body ofi
the huge vehile. throw themselves flat on the earth,
and fire wildly in order to scare the bandit. Perhaps,
tiry might shoot the bandit. That would be his.
fault.
11'hen they had rteclletd their mlanoeuvre. Cor-
p'>ral Jo~nes~. deeming himself colmparatively. safe for:
tbe moment. rasped r*ut an order.
"Hold up yorur hands, descend from the car with!
yo~ur face pointing so~uth, and give me your name
and address "
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RORESS sometimes means a going bas kwi~ard
SThose who now~ findl that, by the cutting olf a
Dawythrough tbe K~ingston Central or \'ictoria
iark, they can drivie or' walk the whole length of
Street without making a dliversion. may not be
Arethat once uponn a timie. very' many years ago,
they could do the same: for the Park w'as then but
anopen, sandy' piece of' land, w~ithout fencing of any
inand used as a drilling ground for- tbe troops
hchused to be Etalit*Ded in liingston, In build-
Iagns which are still extiint and ar~e now userd as
j:Ceott rooms an ti fr other public purpuqea..

ET the resident or the stranger take a brief walk
about the Parade of' Kingston to-day. He will no
tice that to the northwuest of the CentraJ Park there
i~sa fenced-in plot of ground witb two oppiosire ranges
of buildings north and eouth i.and a w106.. open
space between One part oft this bit o~f lamti Il nrth-
weet) has obviously been built up into a slope, it
wase there that one or. two caunnoin wlere plantedl as
.lately as furi)y yrmls ago. an~d the whole of this en-
.closed space formed the Kiing's Birracks whele the
Kingston soldiers livedl Outrside of this en:lojsed
space and to the east and --r.uth ut it was rhe sandy
waste mentinued ab.I:l.v. Thle lun heat down upo~n it;
not a flower oIr a abhll ub wa- to be Steen 111on1 it. It
might even be rcgar~ded a-- a .slort atL open air Icorture
t;hamber, If the wor~d chamberle can be applied in -ul'h
1a connection. The ri..rtur~e. hlwever, was quite Hp0
parent to the unfolrtunate aoldlera who. vlorbed in
'heavy garments rluite unsuiimal to the tirames, and
swearing heavy hats. hiad to submart to be drilled there
by imperiouls sie.rgeants wholse tempers suffered so;
irerely from the heat The sanid relectect the glare
of the terrific sun: It impeded miovement; perhaps It
wrorked its way into the boots of the men and made
'smart movement almost impossible. But those were
stern times when a soldier had almost noo rights and
Sthe whip awaited the ietalcitrant. It was osnly whien
the Parade ceased to b~e utilisedl as a barracks and
a Drilling ground that part of it was transformed
Into a Park ofI soirs Cone of ur illustrations in
.this number showsb the knind rii park It wass-a poor
thing at best.
But its Inlstitutiooon arked a L~eginnine Earth I
was laid over thle sald. atoiintain inthe reutre of the
space was set up: nater playedl upon the spar--e arle *
a nd shrubs planted hecre and there. and nil do:ubt it
was then thought that a wonderfull step ~lorw~ard had
b~een taken in the b~eautifingr o)f Ki~ngston. Annd so ~
:.there had been. For thia! firit step impliell otherr.
and yet mothers; and to-day. after having enclos~ed
'and imrproed \'iito~iaa Par~k foi omue decades. we t
I;have cut a roadwal1 rbrouglh it. and lighted it betrtlr.
anod special attentionu is nowj being paild to~ it' ap-
i:pearance, and its parrtelr~sies flowners anld ofr shrubs
arre a glory of greenl agd rellowi andi jcarlet In the
rpring months and whern thle rains desleend It has
taken a long time to? make tbe c~entre of iingsto~n
somewhat attractive But the w~ork,. though slow, .
Shits never been comp~lerely aband..nrd The entiree


THE C.ENTR4L PA\RK. KINGSTO.. AS IT~ WAS EIGHTS YEAbS AGO


of Kingstonn rs quite different Inow frium what it ws s
sucn cone ?vear ago
THE Barracks have been tran4Iformed, not so much
SIn appearance as in purpose. No ojne lives there
no'. but nearly every day of the week all the rooms to
the south of it echo to rhe tramp of policemen and
the sound of their v-oices. Thus uniforms are seen.
but they are no, longer those of soldiers3. There are
people all about. but these are speerators,~ witnesses,
Drisoners. Dett.V litigants: fojr here the magis
rates ofr Kingston try tbe smaller cases of the city.
liitening tocoi~mplaints. iarefurlly ignoring perjury
and dirspensing justice during the hot long hours of
the day. The opposite range of buildings is utilised
tor mniscellaneojus objects; one siection of' it is used
as a training r~oom for girls whoml philanthropic
ladies desire to help. The entire place has no other
rnam ~save The Parade; it is not of particular im-
p.-rtanll-e Y'et time~ was when the soldiers stationed
Itrielrs might be called upon to hurr' forrb and repel
alI Il.invad. ..r. to: mare~b out1 1. keep an insurrteedon-
nlry ser\-ir ile pulate, in o:rder Red Icoats enlivened
thle otherwise drab and depresslug~ cene tben. and
niany a drunken soldiei re~elrd into these barracks
rursing I;emuselyel and past all tare for what might
hep tlome to himi It w\as perhaps better foir him tj be


there than at Fort A~ugust, whielre he hral wyas as
bad and the fever wave~ But it was wreTtCherd
enoughb. Many a manl of the regiment-< sent ourt to
Jamaica was being sent directly to bis death,

Wf HAT it now~ called St. Thomas's Chur~ch, but is
VVstill generally -spoken of' as the Parish Church,
stands aln the site ofl the older Parish O'burth which
existed fr'lom 17111 to 1911 aMien it w~as dlemolished
b.1 the alr.-at zarthguake irf that year. It was o~ri-
g-inally. built of brick. lu1 its tow\er it I.coutained the
great c.Intk aliel roldd the time to Kilng ton; and
regularl!.;l ait nn at night. fromn Inal toweri pealed
torth the ilainglo warnina that the liour had tiome
for1~71 all esp)Ec:Able peolre tl.. retire.r It w~as the c~ur-
few that was rung e\'er. night at niine in Kiingstion:
it \Iae noi:t pai.per that the laves should be about
after the hoiur oft its ranging. Buit it bad uuothier ef-
felt Grladuanllg people of all classec in Kiingston
casme to loo~k upo~n niner ( elocki as !h. light hour
at whiiih to~ ooRigt in all mldcle-lass
hojuses, fr~cl instance. the guest w\hl stayed after
nine o' IC. k was5 Irearded as lackinr in good breed-
ingS Youi tllak !..*urleas at-1 nir ne u.'dralck~: If y.ou
wre seen-* l abllut at tenlI itll luld uor poib~lyv be fo)r
any dec.nt anid respctable purpose The streets
were dark, and only the dners of' ev\il deeds delight-
ed in da~rknres Nine was late enughpi In all co~n-
4ciencc. And io. up tor 19117. the ringing ofl the bell
in the rluchu Iin.1 twr in the centre of the ..i!?y wap the
signal fnlr thle putting nut ofI lights and the seeking
ilf repose. irell ..r ill earnedlC as the case; might be.
UT every~thing chaugesa. and the ientre of King-
sltjln ha greatll changed from what it w'as. Not
in these days~ and no1:t evtu In Ibis generation, has
one b~een able tor witness a public eucution there. In-
deed, It hiac m~en beenl dlenied~ that men used to be
hangedl in the Pairade in forimeri times. vr that there
was ever exhbiitedl Iere any spetale to w'arn and
terrify thle disbianes. thle lomleldall or. the disaff~ect-
edl. Billr read thlese lines. wrlitten by the wrife of, a
Jamaira (;l.\minorl /in Junel. 151:It- "'The Admiral had
fivren notriic to the slelrgyman at Kiingstnon that wve
shaulti att*-iir thle ser vice. othrrn ise I would not
have't pgnr-. I'I.1 w\e wlere Milligedl to? pass iclost thle po:le.
on whill! was stui k the head of' the blaik man w~ho
wras eatr urtel aI few Ilats ago That Ireems a bit of
co~nclusilv enrdenic. A- fewi gener~ations back they
did not hurry to r*-move all tr.aces of a violent death
when it waes the retilll of' an act ofl law'-we wiill not
say an act of justus-r. for we~ cnonot posseibl? be sure.
They plara.dled that dieath in the Parade. A head
struck off a c-orp'ie was erected on a pole for all men
to see, andi th~e testeriri nealadorouis object was3 not
even removl\edl when ;1 Governor and his wife drove
down to the Parishi ("hureb: perhaps it was thought
that they would like to see it. Wheherbe it bad any
good effect upon the beha\-iour of the popularson
may well be dloubt~ed. Peuple were not ea.sily ter~ri-
lied by (be sight. of a hanging or of a grinning skull.
It is possible that to-day a pair of lovers, clasping
hands on a beueli in V(ictoria Park. uot too close to
the lights but near enough to watch the automobiles
rush by, may actually be sitting where a gallows or
a pole writh a head once stoo~d a century ago!


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1930


PLANTER S' PUNCH






Jamaica


"('HANGING China" is san expressiun which one
often hears in these days; it refers to the muta-
tions in politics and life which daily take place in
the oldest extant civilisation of the world. But there
is a changing China before our very eyes in Jamai-
ca, and perhaps because we see it daily we have not
noticed it as keenly as we might.
The Chinese in Jamaica are conspicuous by the
number of their retail groceries, the small establislh-
ments we see at every corner of our city's streets, in
every street of our many towns, in every village of
Jamaica. Wherever there is a Jamaica settlement
there is a Chinese shop; no part of the! island is too
inaccessible to the Chinese; he precedes the church,
he pioneers the path for the police station. So we
think of him always as a retailer, not realising that
he is other things also, a wholesale merchant, for
instance, and a professional man. And we forget, or
never think, that there is also another generation, a
generation of W~est Indian Chinese or Chinese West
Indians, boys and girls who were born in Jamaica
and the other colonies, who speak the Elnglish that
the rest of the colonials do, are members of the exist-
ing Christian organizations, read the same litera-
ture and share--as they mlust--lbe thoughts and feel-
ings of the rest of the community.
This generation will play an important part in
the Jamaica life of to-morrowv, for they are and must
be a Part of that life. They are Chinese in descent
but Jamaicans by birth and British subjects by na-
tionality. And they are educated according to Western
standards. Inevitably ~!the have a place in the Ja-
maica cosmos and they will fill that place.

AS the eye travels over the faces of the portraits
printed in these pages, it realises that the ladies
represented belong to an intelligent and cultured
class. They are either brain workers or destined to
become such; they are in occupations which require
intelligence and industry, and these qualities they
undoubtedly display. Not all of them are employecd
in the establishments of their parents. Some of
our Chinese Jamaica' ladies are to be found holding
responsible positions in non-Chinese businesses; this
is no longer singular; it is now accepted as a matter
of course. In ~England once, when assistants were
wanted, it used to be stipulated that ",No Irish Need
Apply"'-the Irish have since retaliated with empha-
sis, they not being a people who easily forget and
forgive. But in Jamaica it has never been thought,
much less said, that "No Chinese Need Apply." As
a matter of fact it has been' tacitly understood, as
is:melthing beyond dispute, that the Jamaica-Chinese
must be considered as part of the country; hence the
girl of Chinese descent, born in Jamaica, is welcome
to fill any position for which her talents and educa.
tiontfit her. A career is open to her that has nothing
whatever to do with the pursuits of her parents. This
will become much more marked in a very few years.
ONLY one portrait of a non-Jamaican appears in
the Planters' Punch Gallery of this year; it is
that of Dr. H~oashoo (Mrs. Yuen) who is one of the
two lady doctors now in Jamaica. Dr. Hoashoo is a
British Guianian; she was born and brought up in De-
merara and partly educated there, finishing her edu-


Ch~inese


cation in China, also in Britain, in the northern
part of which (Scotland) she studied medicine and
graduated as a doctor. IOnly two or three Jamales
ladies have ever studied medicine: one of them, Dr.
Isaacs, is in ation for the study of tuberculosis in tbis island. Dr
Hllasherr, however, even if not a Jamaican, at least
cronies fro-m a country which is usually Ilas-sed with
the Westr Indies, and in which the conditions are
more or less like those of Jamaica. She may there-
fore be regarded in a sense as a portent of what will
happen in Jamaica, for, some of our Jamaica Chi-
nese ladies are destined to enter the learned pro-
feasions in time~. As the notes under -our portraits
set forth, one of them is now devoting special at-
tention to the professional study of music and one
contemplates embracing medicine as a, career,
Spite of all jupel~rth fal apparance. Jamaica is
not the narrow, prejudliedl co:untrly rbat it is some-
times reputed to be. It may heF slow~, it may be so:me-
what indifferent, where the i'rec)ogitioln of merit is
concerned; jealousies of cliques anld indilviduals may
retard that manifestation of apprc~iationl which
means so much to those wcho are at the- begiinnin of
their professional life. But genuine ability, pr~aise-
worthy achievement, will of a surety r in holnest ap-
plause; and the man or woman born in the countyy~,
no matter what may be his or her' raLcal origin, will
in the end achieve reward. The begionnrs may~ ebate
at the delay. They may see or btlliev~ th~at they see
around them a solid, unsaleable wall founded. upon
national or racial prejudices; but that wall is frailer
than it seems, not so formidable as it appears at a
distance. Not in a community like this could it en-
dure as <=*nlnerllin- impregnable. The conditions ob-
taining do not allow of that. And there is also the
sense of justice in the minds of the majority that wfill
defeat anr\ pli-r-miling nar~rownmess.
The Chine--e-,lumnarcans will filu that this is so:
some have already found that it i; s.:. We know of
Chinese who freely admit that appreciation of threm
comes spontaneously from Jamaicans who 3 are.:-iater
merit, and this but indicates what will follow. As
for the Chinese-Jamaicans, who are nativesa of the
country, it is certain that any conspicuous achieve-
ment by any of them will be viewed with pride and
satisfaction by the other Jamaicans.

INformer days in China, and even at the plr esent
time, the girls of the family ciuluntd as far' infterior
to the boys. .This attitude has not been r.es.Illiar to
Chbina. it is foljlull In Ellu~l~rop also, though nor so,
niarchl sle\elopedd alnd stressed. Women are phy~sical-
ly ntakelr thn mlen, therefore in any country where
there is a fierce struggle for existence, or constant
war, the superior importance of the male is emphfa-
sised; the equality of the sexes is not admitted. This
equality of the sexes, as a matter of fact, is a very
recent notion in Wlestern ,C!ivRil-aion and even
there It i.- nr~r the mlost part .Ht~peept as a conv~enient
I.....mentluio anud not as an inidiiputable fa. t In
C4hilna It is acce.-pte=1 a nrith.r: bu~t thle c~hinese o~ut-
--ide ..f` China3 l.. n..t treat their daugb~rera as being
ii neiderrabl l I~, n Irimpaitan..e han theirl 4on--: they
,are- erinall Ilou1' of themll. equally de~-sirrou s of afford-


MrISS FAY H[ENDRIOKrSON, ASSISTANT IN BER
FATHER'S BUSINESS


MISS LOUISE TVONG, WHO IS TAKING MUSIC As
HER AVOCATION


Minns, IUBIEL CHONC.. A~s..**I5T IN HER UNOLE'S
B.\Z.5.4R


MISS A UDREY LEAHONPIG, WELL-KNOWN FANCY
WORK PAINTIER


DB. IIOASHOO, MI.B., ONE OF THE TWVO LADY
D)OOTORS8 IN JAM1AICA


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PL .-1STER S'


P UN~'CH


Ja Ig tient good oDportunitiej in Ille; [erotok
Ei n this respeit is wes~tern. and the girls' outlookil is
ifn this and mo~st other respects Cistinctly western
a: lso.

RE.1EMBEl tlbe influences prevailing. Clu-
R' elder that tbe books~. they rtead ar'e m~..eern books ~
written in English and perhaps in French, that the
picture dlramas the.\ :-et; depict the late and Ilove of
rary mludern wolmen anid meno. Ofi irulrs the Indu-
. nce of their pareurs is strong Ifor the Cbluese
:: greatly~ respealr their f~orbears i. andi the a irl.utu
stance thalt the Chulese in Jamaic~a are reallty a ver.\

~hmel onml thus ml ip thovo cstr\t e skditiu na
views and ih~lairateristlcs. But thle s1~]olvnt o evE~r.\-
da~y mlrturesY and1 C.)tact thle ieffeclt' of rdinar.
thought and custrnm are too powerful for thle con-
tinued triumph ofr older intinernce~s. The edueated
Chinese w~hn art als o ati\es of useit lieat Indies
w~ill be in nownse als~tinguishable f'rom either <.ul-
turedl IPople In their saljal attitude`. Already they
are nea.rly- all adherents of the piretailrg Ireligi~os.
And the Ieligious barrier is one of the mo~st potent
in keeptug men apart~.
There gr~ows up around us a new ge~neranon O
of Chleine.e .Janiaj<1. borl. Jamaica bred Ithoulgh
the bors of the betlrtl~er l.ss and so~melimes8 the
girls, are usually sent to C'hina to: learn the lan.
gnage and become acquainttd withl the Fatherland)l.
and distinclyl? Jama~ican in tone and feeling. Listen
to them talking amoanq themielle~s at a preture shou,
at an enterrainment. in the street. And it is Invari-
ably' English that they use. folr It i, in EugElish that
they' think. They- knowlr Chinese. or oine of the vari-
eties. of Chine~ne--forl thle dialjc~t oflt one !lart oft China
is not the dialect ofI another Bult English is really
their native iong~ue. This must have a prof~tound of
feet upon their minds: it w~ill ha\ve an even pro-
founder effect uponl the mind*l oft their ihildr'en For
the future of this yoiungerr generlatiorn is not in China.
It lies in Jamaira.

INE'ITABLYI the Chinese In Jamaics are dliv;ided
into classiec. A l~iertr financial ps.=Filion. due to
a superior ilategityl. uperior bisine~s; ;bility.Or
what not--due to an.\ of' those factorls and circul-
alances which differen'ltiae m~en anti aill alw~a! dif-
ferentiate thrni-bhas enabledl sense oft our Chinese
residents to do better forr themse~lves and flor their
.children than brother havep been ablle to do Thelre
Is also somiethine else not all the Chineie abo have
come to this uounr- ha~v behangeed tothe same
stratum ofi sorcit? There are mlen herr whoi~ w\err
110mcthing hcin p chruom~in to e.lna n mi.0ni u en
of a certain rlass. Irr of slErtain aspirastions,. tend to:
mix with otheri mo~re ori less o~r their men vil Iper and
attitude of miindl; they display~ that rcilendenc to so.
cial var-iatio-n wrhirh an?' group I-ft perIous. 11 4ufi.
e~iently- numlerousll, will allwa,y show?\ even in a ;Itrnce
and alien rlountry. .


THE Chinesie In .Jamaiia low-day must n-umrbe it
least five or six thnu-sandj souls1. andl t~elrefore


form a group large enoughh to be automa~ticalll ivid-
ed intoi smaller saiial groupR. Mlany of them do nost
know the others: the. Rindl their f'riends amolng those
1.u~ngenial to th~em. They; all hav'e sympalble-; in corn-
nion. but tiey~ buve not a lif~e in (.o~uinion: thr-
co:uldd no:t have. In tbi,, as in so many- other Ires-
percts. tbe!: are exsastlr like thle rest of the people ofl
.Jamailca. It is thle -ame in Briti--h G~uiana. whcre
a Chlinese. grntlem-~on. Mlr WanglE Is arenlP to~r rl.( [i.
G~\~oulsens Privv Co:uncil. HI; vrclr praperly takez
an interest in all mastters concerning the C'hinese.
but as a public mnrs he speaks and acts as a Irprc-
Jentativer I.f thle .*Ollony asl a w holec. It is not as n
miemberl nt thle Chinerse (4.=mmunity~ that be fuuttions,
utisa. a uanitislo en tpb ian:.. Ist il 9steer ima
ra also. BuII hlere it ir the gentlcir ser of the Chiinese-
Jamaicsan who hasve led and1 are leadngjl the ran of`
this ordainedl dev\elnrpment

LIUT what of the speCial1 iharaslejteriSis o ibie
Chine~se-Jamme lans, f~or ~~Every raac has som~ne t ra.ils
of' liuman lhara~rer strongl? dcveloped i s hs
Inlderi. allied tol cirs~um~mrancs, that giv-e to It its
racial tharacrer. The special traits of rhe Jamanica-
Chinese are the Industry which distineuish the-
C'hine e everyw~her;, a quilc~k intelligenlce. a keen zest
for the caiety ot Id~e one o' thle ruriolus illusions
Once~ entertained by nweter~n peo~ie was that tle
Chinieie were a melanlchnlly rae Thle exact leverse
is truec. They are a laughter loving raei. \er? t'ond
nf enjo-in= thiem-el\-esi hIghl? appr'eciative ait amiuse-
mclnt. and it is onlr a fr.:tivn wrhiih describes them
3.: wordidly Jav~inS every pcnnyr they earni a s a miser
hoardsd hii io~ln They are as a ma~tter oft f~ait \erv
free spenders on personal entertainment, and the
.Jamaica Chinee diaplay- this dligspoition to: thie full-
est cxtent.

g HAT they doa not do: is to imazpine rlial they~
VV an biase thie plaesure-, ~..f life wilthnut wor~lklnr
forII tlem Thle dr ire tr amlrk is essentially a part!
of' the Chinese nature; an idlle Chinese Is not a com-
me~:n Wht So: we~ see thiat ieven thle girl .:hiildien oI:
realthy Chlinese inl Jama~iia seclk for sompthling w\ithl

hes.ail e thFeir fat~her- may' have.t mI1.?.n do)Es n..t .I(-
ilur, to hem The wrh.le C'hinrese population o'
.J3 im ica ai~re threforre a Iind ofI w oriers. anni amornc e
th mn niust bT includedl flie most bighly edwarred I:t
Iib sirls. Thiese r.:0.~ Iiaine quite as muich brain ai
the mien. must be reckoneed with as a fuctor in the

w~ill be wrell educanted, andi a body of educated eirls.
,i du-tr!il relialell* atilr ladptabl ms Ee~rrvise a

In anorbF1 lilry IPBare theLre il/l prlnaby? h~e rnn
toreign Chiinese inl Jamai3 a, bII therre will b~e a con-o

will talk ..r! think of jt hemn as alien thiat phas.e of
thandi and eelin imil Mie a soi Te\ wlli n
inflllental. fo~r theg all ha\'e mbe~riti ed the lualities
which nin influence andl retain i! They will helD
to make tibe Jamaleia of tcometow.o\


All <1 LEIL.4 CHEN. WHO1( Ifl NECRET.SRY TO
MESMR<. WO)OD. CANALI.N AND COSTA


111 1111.DRED 'llE 10.1 OLIE. HilO HILL
.9TE DB sunrOINE ov r.Elvise Arnool..


LOY. WVHO II N'OW r;TUDY~'IN
IN CH(IN.%


MISS DOBRI JAMES, A WELL KNOWN rOC'ALl T AT
CONCERTS


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PUNCCH


1930






Pepper


PEPPErR taken In moderation is an excellent con-
diment; taken in large quantities it becomes
means of torture. But the Jamaica parso:n of the
olden days.- who was attached to the Anglican
Church as then established by law, was not PePper
in the sense of being either condiment or torture;
he never made anything nicer by his existence, and
he never inflicted himself so much upon any.one that
he became hatef'ul by being too often in evidence. No
one hated him; he simpl.1 was not regarded aer iouslyI~.
He did not regard himself seriously. What concern-
ed him was his salary and fees; let those be properly
paid, and he gave thanks to God (if ever he thought
about God) and went his way r~ejob~.ing. Yet he
stood tfrm for what was then looked upon as funda-
mnental prinrciples of the Christian faith. He hated
Catholics, Jewis and Di-ssnters
So did the rest of the Christian inhabitants of
Jamaica. One has to believe in some religion, and
our forefathers were satisfied if they showed their
seal in a negative sort of way. Theyr felt very keen-
ly the circumstance that, some hundreds of years be-
fore, the Jews had not approved of the Founder of
Christianity. The fact that that great Character
had himself been a Jew wpas quite forgotten by the
early Jamaica colonists; the circumstance that every
rule of the Christian injunction -was completely ig-
nored and violated by them was not, of course, con-
sidered at all. Why should itbe? Was it not enough
to say that the Jews had crulcified Jesus of Nazareth,
though it happened that it was the Romans who
actually had done so? And then there were other
very serious acecusatio~naeainst a people who refused
to accept the Trinity-. The' w~ere vrer inldustr~io)u.
Their whole life was therefore a shocking example to
men wlho preferred, to see others~ working for them
rather than work themselves. -
But most awfill of all the charges brought
agrainsti the Jewish sect wats this: that the members
of it did niot consumer much lirluor and so contributed
very little reenule throlugh one of the chief means
of the colony's prosperity. How this charge was
not followed by a massacre it is difltieult to explain,
It is quite clear tbar by not drinking a great deal the
Jews were not setting w\hat was considered to be a
good Christian example. They wer a pernoicious influ-
ence. If' everybody were to become like them, the
r~um industry must inevitably perisb. Happily, there
was not the slightest reason to, believe that their
conduct would be allowed to pervert others; and as
the Jews did not week rlu akie c~onverts to temperance
they were permlitted to wuorship God in their own
wa and even to build tw'o synagogues, one in Kings-
ten and one in Spanish Town, between t he beginning
of the English colonisation and IS30. Still, the Ja-
maicans of those earlier times must have felt that
it would not be surprising it vengeance should fall
upon a country which did not rigorously and, proper-
ly persecute all wrrong: religiousJ opinion, and especial-
ly that sort whiich expressed itself in temperance.
The Catholics wRere prohibited the practice of
their religion in the seventeenth century. It was de
reed from '"home" that they were not to be allowcied
the f'ree exserc~ise of their faith. In the reign of Wil-
liam the Third it was proclaimed in Jamaica that
"'lbertyv of conscience to all persons except papists"'
would be allowed; but it is doubtful if there were five
Catholies in the colony just then, so this did not
much matter. Iater on there came Catholics, but by
that time no one was pay.ing any attention to what
Kiing William bad decreed. He wrPas dead, England
w~as far away, and a few practising Catholics could
not possibly contaminate the immoral atmosphere of
the country. It Is true that by the first quarter of the
nineteenth century they' had become numerous enough
to be mentioned in the history of Jamaica wrrit-
ten by the Rev. G. W. Bridges, and Mlr. Bridges
made it quile clear that he had no manner of use
for them. But he consoled himself with believing -
and we may take it that his view was general--that
the Catholic religion was not likely to appeal to any
save negro slaves, (bese being att racted. he remarked,
by gaudy show and empty ceremony which could never
affect men of stern religious convictions.
Mlr. Bridges had no sort of doubt about. that. He
was rector of Mlandeville in 1823, and he claims in
his book to have christened twelve thousand out of
the seventeen thousand slaves that w~ere in MaRnches-
ter during his time. I believe him too, for he lowered
the price of a baptism very greatly, charging only
half a crown per person, whereas other rectors kept
to the old tariff, which was altogether prohibitive.
1Mr. Bridges, besides being a Master of Arts, seems
to have been a first-rate man of business. He be-


THE.OLD KINO4TON PAR~JIH CHURCH, DE*ITROBED BY EARTII~i.4KE IN 19071


lieved in small PraOitO and qulck returuns. Hie sold.
so~ to sp'eaki. the C"hristian haptisml in burlk and wrbule.
srale; it was enouglrh toir blns if ar slure culd repeat
the Lord's prayer and the Ten Commandmoents. The
keeping of the C'ommaurundmen he must have argued,
col'uld not matter, since nobody ever kept them, and,
in Jamailca, hardly anybody wanted to. H~e did his
twelve thousand christenings, whids,~h at two shillings
and sixpence each, repreisented 1,500, in the space
of a few years, and this was over and above his hand-
some salary. No wonder he was zealous in the
work of baptism. It was better any day than sF!Iing
saltfish,
I mention saltfish, because, a feP dleiades before
Mr. Bridges' time, a Jamaaican historian had w-ritten
that some of the clergymen in the island were more
qualified "to be retailers of saltfish, or boatswains of
privateers, than ministers of the gospel." I gather
trom this that the selling of saltfish was in the eigh-
teenth clentury looked upon as an unholy calling and
one likely to imperil the souls of men. I have never
myself seen an~t hing harmful in saltfish, and I do not
doubt that the selling of it is a most respectable and
remunerative undertaking. But, of course, I am
living in the twentieth century. It may have been
different a hundred or two hundred years ago. That
saltfish even then was sold in large quantities
is indisputable; that religion was also sold, and at
a much higher price, is still more beyond question.
To baptise a free person cost over f'our pounds.
The wonder is that all Jamaica, did not p~rtefer to
gTrow up heathen.
And nearly all Jamaica did, now that I comoe to
think of~t it. Those who were duly baptised--for
free people purchased the rite at the usual price-
did not allows that fait to interfere with their general
style and manner of livingS when they grew to man's
estate. I! is true that there were the Diessnters, a
band of p~ersona whoe were at 6rst chidy.\ missionaries,
and these wo~rried the regular parsons a lot by in-
sisting~ upon a different kind ~t' life?, but it was only
after the nineteenth ctjutury\ had begun that they
exercised anr kind ofr real influence. They w~ere moore
disliked than even the Jews and the Catholics; much
more, for they were very active, very militant, and
v-ery determined to make things unpleasant for those
in high position. They began their work among the
slaves, they insisted that the latter should be taught
religion, and they even wanted these slaves to prat-
trie it. The slaves, we may be sure, compromised:
they learur religion readily enough; the practice of
what they learnt they put off to a more convenient
season. -say the time of dying or of' extreme illness.
Yet it seems certain that the activity of these Dis-
senting missionaries and ministers-Mlorarians,
Methodists, Presbyvterians and the like--did cause
the slaves to act mlore de~ently than they had been
wont to do. I assume tbat this was so because the
island's Clergy and Legislature became frightened
and.indignant. and accused the Dissenters of corrupt- *


Ing publl ic mralj: and so great was this fright and
indignation that in 1815 the House of Assembly de-
cided to ..c~nsider the srate oi religion among the
slaves anud iarefu~lly to investigare **(be means of
diffusing~ thc flight of genuine Chhristianiity, divested
of tbe dark and dangerous fanaticism of the M~ethod-
ists! whbichl bus been attempted to be propagated, and
abich, grafterd on the A~frican superstitions, and
.sork~inge on the uninstructed minds and ardent tem-
p~laorant ofl the negroes, has produced the most
pernicious Ionslequen ensto individuals, and is preg-
nant writh imminent danger to the community."
I ne\'er thought the Mehcbidisus were dark and
dangerous: not even after re~adinig those words.
Mlost fortunately for the feelings of the old legisla-
tors, however, there shortly after arose the Rev.
G. W. Bridges to, show how easily genuine Christian-
ity could be propagated among the slaves.
At about that time there were not many parsons
in the island I refer of course to the clergymen of
the then Established Church. I read that in 1532
there were forJItSv-ive clergymen and thirty-two cate-
cistsu and schoolmasters; not, it would seem, a large
number. But they were more than enough. Church-
es had been going up fromt the earliest times; the
difficulty was to get anyone to attend them. Even the
pastors did not care to do so; that sort of thing did
nor. appeal to them. The first English settlers in Ja-
maica were (I should not need to remind the eru-
ditei D~issenters by religious profession: it was not
proitable to be anything else in Oliver Cromwell's
da?. Actually, they were srocundrels of debauc~hed
baits. or so Oliver Cromwuell believed and said.
With them-they w-ere soldiers-came seven c~hap-
lains, all Congregationalists noj doubt: but tbese all
died within a few months of landing in Jamaica, for
the air and climate of Jamaica was not adapted to the
health and comfort of godly men. When Charles
the Second came to the Throne, Anglican priests
were appointed here, naturally; and James the Sec-
and subsequently despatched a couple of Catholic
priests for the conversion of the country. But the
plaurers were too busy to be converted, and the
slaves were not regarded as having souls. Then
came W'illiam the Third, and be or his Government
urged the G~overnor of Jamakca to appoint parsons
to "'convert sectaries and suppress atheism and irre-
ligion which people in these parts much incline to."
From that time and for generations after the idea
w~as that sectaries (that is, Catholics, Non-conform-
ists and Jews) should be converted; but it remained
an idea only. And as some of' the regular parsons
were atheists themselves, it woluldl not have been
jlfst to call upon them to institute a campaign to
suppress themselves.
Occasionally they held divine service. Some-
times they went shooting on a Sunday. The Jews
k~ept their Sabbath Day holy, to the great scandal of
the Christians; there were no Cathelics to speak of,
as I bare already mentioned above; and in the


When


Parsons


Were


How They Livled And Had Their Unholy Being


BY H. G. D., or RANDOM JOTTINGS







PLANTERS'


eighteenth centuryv, if there were any Dissenters be-
sides a few Quakers in Jamaica, they must have held
meetings in private houses. Quite evidently their
numbers, except towards the close of the eighteenth
century, must have been negligible. The island was
Episcopalian. But when a real Episiopalian came
.to It. he or she was horriied.
Poor Lady Nugent, who took her religion serious-
ly, and who was a good and devout woman. was
shocked beyond measure at what she saw here f'rom
1801 to 1506. On oine occasion, when she wished to
go to service at the Cathedral at Spanish Town
then the island' c capital she found she could nlot
do so because the rector was sick, or said he was
alck, and had gone to some other part of the coun-
try in search of health. There were no o~urates in
those days; if the gentleman in charge of a church
went on lea\'e, or was ill, or pretended illness. tle
place was shut up. Nobody complained, for nr~oboy
wanted to go to churih--except, maybe, one ojr two
.extrao~rdinary beings who must have been thought
a triie insane. This was changed later on w~hen the
*Hourse of' Assemblly detenniued to compete w~ith the
Dissenters; it made provision for curates then. But
It was din~elrnt in IS01 whben Lady Nugent came
here.
I must say a word or two about the reactor of
the Cathedral in Spanish Town, who would shut up
his church and go away for his health I hope I
do the dear man no injustice by suggesting that
he shammed illness: but if I am unfair it is because
Lady Nugenit has prejudiced me arainst him. She
didn't like him. In her Diary this G~overnor's 'ife
mentions that the Rev. Rlr. W~oodford did notl seem
to her all that a clerg?man shouldl 130, or even any,
part of' it. She tried bard to belie\-e that he did njt
beat his wife, but thle evidence seemed to be against
him. She w~aa told that he dlid, and the tale dis-
tressed her; she felt that a parson should not cbastise
his helpmate. hut the revered gentleman may\ have
had quite other views onr the subject and may have re-
garded hiniself as thle best Judge in such matters.
When it rainedl heavily hie did nob open the Cathed-
ral; wheni he w~as aw~ay be did noit opeu it either.
F: and be administered co:mmunllon but three times a
y ear. Mlr. W'oodford, quite clearly~. was nor disposed
to overnork~ himself in a pestilential climate.
jjOn another occasion Lady Nugent went to church
Sin lilentegoo Bay-thie church is thiat still in existence
-on the hill Her husband w~as not with her: he was
k;on some warship in the harbour. There was quite a
congregation. many of the military were present;
the good lady felt that here, at least, the people of
:the better classes were quite zealous in serving the
Lord. Imagine her surprise, then, when the ree-
f:tor suggested that he should dismiris all the congr~e-
gation and postpone divine service for an hour or
two, as by then His Excellency might have landed.
She indignantly rejected the suggestion; and "after
the service, when I remarked the number that bad
attended, blr. Ricard veryv coolly told me, that was
on account of' our being here, for that he had in
general scarcely any~ congregation, and the military
had not been in church for nearly three years!"
Ah, these soldiers!
O how the congregation often behaved inside a
religious fane. how they laughed. talked, and did
not listen to what the preacher said, and of how the
preacher himself would now and then make a re-
mark froml the pulpit to someone in the co:ngrega-
dlon. I w~ill .iay nothing. But I am much editied to
read in the pages of M~r. Long, who wrote a histony~
of Jamaira, that there was once a battle royal be-
tween a Jam~aica rector. his clerk and so~me of his
church assistants, and a body of sailors, who too~k
exception to the rapidly and perfunctory manner in
which the said rector wiahed to commit the corpse
of a seaman to the earth. It may be that the rector
thought thar. nothing~ he could do or say told help
that dead sailor. whj wass probably feeling the chut
ste of his new home far hotter than hie had e\err
found Jamaica to be. Or mayb~e the rector felt that
if the sailor had been a good man, he w~ouldl be all
the better now if he were left alone. Buit the man s
comrades had had to pay~ a fee for the funeral rites.
and they w~ere- not going ro be do-ne on[t of any part
of the prescribed ceremonial. So there was a fight.
and it has to be recorded that the sons of' Belial got
the better ofr~ the conlsecrated gentleman and his fol-
lowing. His fervour was no match for their pro-
fanityv and physical prowess.
Lik~e master. like man. H ith parsone-thie ma-
jority-vriewing religion and its practice as a mot-
ter of' salary, and that salary not to be to~o strenu-
ously earned. and with the better claseEJ looking
sourly upon any parson who dlid not drink and who
shamelessly endeavoured to set a good example by~
Living a godly life. we miay expect that the lower
orders felt that a Sunday devoted to religious exter-
Clses was a Sunday' wasted. They might rest and
carouse on that day: sleep and dance and be happy.


for to-morrow would men work; and no one in Ja-
maica has ever yet loved work. But to give t~he
slaves and the servants their due, they did not as a
rule waste the Sunday. Only the lazy among them
did, and there were some who even went to church
and to religious meetings. These were eyed with
grave suspicion by their masters; they were suspert-
ed of hypocrisy, ill-feeling, revolt tionary tenden-
cie~s; the one thing they were never suspected of was
goldliness.. But as they were not many, it was held
that they could be kept in check, although showing
so deplorable a disposition. The miost of the people
were better disposed. the upper orders held. They
used the Sunlday as their market day. and this was
regarded as the best use to which a Sabbath could
be put.
Sunday was for decades and generations the
great market day of Jamlaica. The bondspeople wvork-
ed oin their little planltationss half-day on Saturdays;
to this lislf-dayv they were entitled by law. lilany
proprietors allowed them to have all of Satur-
day in tbow-e seasons when work was 'jlack on the
estates. The plots of' land belonging to the prop-
erties that the slaves were p.-rmitrted to cultivate.
'lurnishedl them with mosrt of~ the f'ood theyr consumed
du~in~g the 'ear: blrt by~ custolm hey were allowed
rio sell whiatever thiey dlid not require for their per-
sonal use. The industrious ones always cullrivated
mojre than they themselves needed; the less industri-
nus1 o~nes endeavoured to steal even w~hat they needed.
but w~ere often deterred by the very wholesome fear
"if Iobeab, whliich played in the past a v'ery beneatent
part in the island's social economy. The man who
tilled bis Herld hung an obeab cbarm on one of, his
trees, and this kept awfay the predatolry; withojut
obeall there must have been ulnlimlited robbhery and
anI Rlabal~n ment of the sma3ller cult ivatious to a great
extent Oberah meant daunting by~ =boats, and those
who dlid not fear the living wenlt about in dread of '
th edThe parsi..ns oif the orld days did not troi-
b~e to: denounce ob~leah as a wi~~rkd superstition,
p lien it took the foirm of pro:teitinlg pro:perty No
doubt they felt that obeanh wasa quite pl.oll as a re-
ligion tor thle commoln peo-ple. nbo at any rate couil
understand tbe dlevil even if' they \'ere rather bazy
about the attributes of G~od.
On Sunday. f~rlm all the estates around, the
slaves would Rintk to, nearby~ towRns and villages ~ith
their baskets of' provisions, and all day long they
would irouch beside their gooids in the burniing sun,
higkling andl chaffering about prices. exchanging the
newsJ and gosseip of the week. thoroughly rnjnying
themiselvei; andJ at the end of the day' they would
trudge balk to their home-s feeling satisfied that
they hiad done wisely and well, and looking forward
toj the niext Sunday w~ith pleaaur'able anticipation.
Thley sold tbeir .amsi And plantains and other stuff
to, the townspenple and the free people, ojf whom
there were thousands. They sold ro their own mias
ters also. They sold to the pars:ons, out the parsons
felt that they~ shouldd be given all things gratis. as an
offering unto the Lord. They laid stress upon this.
for should noit those appointed to preach the gospel


live on those who never heard the gospel? The con-
clusiorn was evident; it impressed itself upon the
minds of the people. We may depend upon it that. on
Sunday many presents were made to parson and his
wife by these market folk, and these presents were
accepted as a proper tribute to those who so care-
fully refrained from spreading light in the dark
places. lest, perchance, they might make the people
unhappy and stir up discord and discontent in the
land.
Mleautimee churches were built. and the emolu-
ments of the clergy made higher and higher. They
were by no means badly paid. Our parsons of to-day,
who are earnest and W~orthy mlen, are beggars c~om-
pared witb the parslons of the davs when parsons
were pepper. Now; they work hard and receive small
stipends: then the- worked little and were hand-
somely salaried. Parsons became poorer as individ-
uals when the real reformation of thle Anglican
tChur~ch in Jamaica beganl over sislty years agoj; that
ref..armationn wras rapid anid complete: unfortunately
it w~as alsoj accompanied w~ith a good deal of poverty.
.\nd after the nineteenth ientury began. tbe Dissent-
ern ciiomenced no~t only to was important in num-
bers but toj increase the number of their temples
alsol: so that now it is said that Jamaica is a land
of churches. Nowr\ there are many parsons, priest
and mniist~ers, and all of, them are oln cordial terms
with one anoater, none seeks to~ suppress the others,
and even the present Legislati\'e Cor~uncil is not in-
dignant because; the preachers as a whole consume
very little lilluor~ But that may~ be because the mem-
bers of the Legislative Clunncl think; that they them-
;Clve~s are capab~le of c~osuming all the available
liquor that there is. and stand in need of no extrane-
Ious aid.
n'e talk about the changes that have taken place
in Jamaica during the last hundred years, but what
orange is greater than that which has occurred in
the sphere of religion? The real personal respect
show~n to ministers of the gospel. the reverent ardi-
tude of all classes of the peoDle towards religion, the
influence of the parsons, the language held in regard
to them in the Press and elsewbere--all this indi-
cates a revolution in feeling and practice which is
remiarkablle.
There is also another change closely connected
aird identified with this. Al native minister would
have been looked upon a century ago as a dangerous
demagogue whose aim was to stir up rebellion; to-day
the native ministers are in the majority and go about
theil ir wrk with quiet devotion. letting by~ their lives
a fine example to the rest of the people. So parsons
hia\e ceased to be pepper and perhaps may' be likened
to salt. They are salt with savour, are these mod-
ern soldiers of the churches, and maybe hardly any-
one of them knows what kind of men their forerun-
ners were. Still. even those parsons of pepper might
contend. if thiey had thle opportunity, that the judges
of country were as bad as they were, and that some
of the Go~vernor~s were sad scoundrels. The seven-
teenth and eighteenth centuries were ages of scoun-
drelisim in Jamaica. Yet men seemedl to have enlov~d
themselves then!


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iather', iastle Iin thr Highlands; the green sn\ard
\ithllout its aggErre nalls. surroun~ded by) the forest
In w~hi.1 afour~itnle she had breen ws..nt to stroll with
GInyII\ Graemenl-her lo\'er, saw again in bitter re-
Llospe. ( tht happeiniisc of that Septe~mber diar, three
,wears agoane, w~hen an exhausted colurier hadl ridden
thirougeh thc reate- of the iastle with thle dread news
irf her far.her' death on the bloodyll held oft Wonrces-
ter--followed a month later by the detstruction of
her anle'rtral homec by the troops ..f C'([lrome~ll, the
..Prore~ ior.--
;il..y Graeme hadl beten wo~:unldedl on that fateful
day anid had bairel ercaped n irh his life. For
mouths he bali luin at death's dooir in the but of a
symparbs-tre Icounta.1man and had then, 6.1 painful
stagts, 11eli the Icountry' and taken ref~uge in Spain.
11'ben iljnditilonsl had appeared favourable~ he had re-
turnied toj Scotiland. nearly three y\ears after tle
disastril..urs ght at Worcester, and had found his
bat~hord sw. et harti~ mall~rrie to the knight wrheln,
Crlomwell hadl placed in ..har~ge of the Ionqluered als-
tric-t aiberelu the HamliltOon-Joan's family-and~ the
G~raemesj had b~een formmerly lairds of the land.
Joanri Hamiilton, now Lady Mlanversa. had long
Fl.tun up bet lov'er as dlead and tbroulgh neicssty
bad r~enojunceid her faith and become the bride of Si:
How\ard M~anvers. Though Manvers was all that a
-ourdyl? Englirsh gentleman of those days% Jhould be.
and though he loved his ?'oung wife with unselis~h
dievorllon.. Joan's heart w~as with the lover she had
thought dead. W'hen be returned from exile, w~orn
and penulless, tbe old love flamed fortlh with renr w-
ed intensity and she received with an emotion that
wa.R almost akin to gladness. the news that her hus-
banld had been given a plost in the plantations of
Ameriia--fori thus would she he iipared the daily
and burly beartac~he that whas hers when G;arry was
nigh
On the long journey through England her lover
bad managed to follow, and he had arrived in Ply-
mouth but three days after Sir Howard and his bride
11ad put up at the "Jolly- Sailors."' The young ulan
had we~arily staggered into the town and with the
last of his gold had engaged quarters at the 3elf.
samer hostel.
Sir How\ard, though he felt a grudging iompas-
sion rewnard the young man whose sto:ry was no
secret to him. jealously gularded Joan so~ that the
young people miight not see one another alone and
though, at a few cherished interv'als, Garry can.
trived to speaki with his beloved, he suffered untold
tor~ture~s as hie watched the preparations being ruade
to take his sw\eetheart out of his life.
And so the stour, higb-decked merchantman mov-
ed slowly fojrwardd through the night and as the fol-
lowing seas, urged by the increasing gale, became
niore and more notriceable, the ship dipped ~aud curt-
sled to such an extent that Joan Mlanvers was soon
forced to close her w~indows against the tossing,
Apumecrapped irests of the boisterous w~aves.
And in an empty slcuttle-butt a recumbent figure
gently rolled from side to side w~ith the increasinB
vigour of the storm. and not until a particularlF
violent jerkh of the vessel hanged his face against
the damp side of the cask. did the occupant thereof
awrake. for G;arry G~raeme, stowaway, had been sleep-
in?
To the Briton of those days the American col-
anners. .st New England and V'irginia were shadowy
lands of mystery and promise. The troubles by
which the homeland had recently been disturbed had
scale a~ffcte~d the JamesJtow~n plantation. and the
hearts of the majority of the HalPpy AdrPNture's pa;-
svroS~r had beat withi eanger antic~ipation as the rea-
~el sailed out upo~n thle broad bosom of the W'estern
Ocean.
But upon thi, the morning of the first day of
the New Year. the more timorous among the in-
scojre passengers aboard the vessel mouthed terrilled
prayers as tbe iumbroua ship rolled heavily upon
the angry sea. The gale. which had increased in
intensity during the night, had assumed eyelonic
proportions. and though the sun rose in a cloudless
sky. thle captain of the vessel scanned with ansfous
eye the north-eastern horizon.
**A rough day. Master Ballantyne,"' observed Sir
How~ard as he struggled along the rail to a position
alongside the captain.
"A`e--and rougher it will be eftsoons." replied
Ballantynle. shaking his head dubiously as the wind,
through almost trare masts, whistled and shrieked
demoniacally. --An' the gale were to blow from that
rluarter for several days we'd be blown to the
Az o res! i'
Sir Howard blink~ed his eyes and essayed to
speak. but a sudden blast of wind caught him full
in the mouth and be bad to avert his face to save
himself from strangling.


**The Azores' be manlaacd to: gasp during a
lull in the gale. **But is'~t not rumoured that the
Spaniards be thereabouts?"'
Captain Blallanty'ne steadied himself against the
wheel and the two sailors who clung fast to the
spokes on either side braied themselves against the
lurth of the vessel.
''The dogs!" he exclaimed. "They~ and their
black-robe~d Inquisition devils' There may be Span-
Isis ships at the Azzores-God grant we do not fall
Enul of them!"
He spat viciously toward the deck.
**But Admiral W'iliam Penn--" gasped hlan-
\ers. clutching desperately at his wid~e-brimmezd hat.
*Will be not have--
"Bah!" sneered Baliantyne contemptuously~.
--Penn Is no saifor-anad as for that old woman, G~en-
eral \'enables-!"
He again spat expressively toward the rail and
Ellen, the wind rising in a crescendo of fury, further
-peech was impossible for a space.
But the gruff old sea-dog had maigned the un-
fortunate W'illiam Penu. not by word but by im-
plication. This gentleman, father of a more famous
sonu of the same name, had been given command of
a fleet whlose mission was the capture of Santo Dom-
ingo. Cuba and the Istbmus of Panama. if possible. It
mattered not, that England and Spain were nominally
at peace with one another; Spain was a Roman
Catholic country and her ships were therefore legi-
timiate preyr for the Navy of the Commounwealth--
besides, there was much riches to be gained by the
treasure ships, the golden galleons of Spain, that
sailed from out the rich Spanish settlements on the
Caribbean. To be sure, as in the days of Elizabeth,
the Spaniards still massacred and enslaved English-
men found within the precincts of the Caribbean. and
England naturally fought her pretensions, but tbe
fai r remains that Penn's esptdition was one of spoiila
tion and conquest and international law would not
nowR tolerate co piratical an undertaking.
Penn was a conscientious officer and an able ma-
riner, but the venture was badly managed, and for
this Cromweell must be chiefly blamed. The fleet set
sail fro:m England about a fortnight preceding the
de~parture of thle Happy Adventu~lrr e for the V'irginias
and, against the advice of Penn, Cromwell divided
the command between the Admiral and General Ro-
bert Venables. Their force of about nine thousand
men consisted not ofT tried Puritan soldiers, but
of the riffraff of London streets and disreputable
recruits from orber cities W~ith the exception of a
few of Penn's sailors and a regiment of soldiers
under Colonel Olwayv, it w~as a debauebed and coward-
ly bost, badly equipped and badly led.
"Penn's fleer w~ill be nearing the Caribbees by
now." continued Ballantyne. "'I envy bim not."
"'But--bit--" quavered Sir Howard ---the Spian-
lards--if' we meet them we are loist!' Dailantyne
stared amusedly at the other man, who clung piti-
fully to the drenched rail.
"Have no fear. Sir Howard," be reassured him.
"Before the day is out the wind will be blowing
from the east. But whether we be blown to the
Azoires or the Caribbees you11l have~clc~asion to thank
your God that we have not foundered on the way.
If this gale blows more rudely--
**I do not fear for mine own safety." cried Sir
Ho~ward tremulorusly; "but, tell me--is there dan-
ger?''
--Ar.v there is," w'as Baliantglvne'~s usemer rep~ly.
And, true to his prediction. the gale increased in
strength and the wind veered as the day' lengthened,
until it blew straight from the east. With the ad-
vent of' another night the sky again became over-
capt and to7 the terrors of the hou ling gale was added
tbe boirror of darkness.
It was a very ruch bruised and battered man who
crawled forth from the empty scutrie-butt that night.
Garry Grlaeme was tired and hungr~y and, as he grop-
ed bls painful way along the deck, clinging dee-
perately to ev-ery bandbold that presented itself, his
weary. body could scarce resist the snatching fingers
of' the gale, and be was hard pressed to save him-
self from being washed overboard.
W'ith but one strip of canvas on her groaning
masts. and that a trom piece of the mainsail. the
Happy~ Adreaturr~ e plunged before the roaring Lem-
pest. lier low deck amidahips a seething welter of
destruction. The following seas converged around
her high deck aft and tore ravenously at ev.erg
movable object in the w-aist of the ship. At the
whelel the indomitable Ballantynoe and a loyal few
of hlis sailors FuICCessfUlly. though with almost super-
human labour, kept the vessel flying before the bur-
rirane, else she w-ouldl surely have forundered in the
trough of' the gigantic seas.
A sadly-drenibed and exhausted man fouabt his


(*'HAPTI. ONE

TCl\ARD L THE SUNSET

MIDNIG;HT -D~leembe 31st, 1654.
Ther stemnorian rlhout of the ship's watch ush.
ered in the New. Year; weary feet shuffled across
the dec.k: thle sound of` a sleepy yawn drifted back
from solmew'hclr forwol~an of rile mainlmast and then'
save for the usual creaking Iof b~losks anld the soft
purr of water swlshing alongside, silence retign~d
again aboa~rdl the Happy~1 Aduenture.
The night was dark and the sky overcast. From
off the Siill.\ Iiles, mlile- astern of the stout vessel,
a gentle b~reeze urged the Happy Adventure along
andi so halmy) was the air rhat one would have sworn
it was a night in late spring rather than in the
middle of winter.
From her wnl~dow. in the long, overhanging stem
of the armed mer~c~hant ua n. L~ady- Joan Manvers gfas-
ed out upljn the Cljpholrtsphreent w.ake oft the vessel'
her ,eyes srl\ving toj pierce the darkness for what
lay bey~ondl-one hundred leagues bey!ond--in. tbe
little seaport t,?wn of Ply.mouthl The dar'kneas rift-
ed and she looked y.earninLgly upon the scene she
saw pictured in her mind's eye before her; a .scene
that caused the unbidden tears to well into her ey'es
and to fall unseeded upon her outstr~ethed arms.
In her imagination she pictured the good folk
of the Three Tow~ns holding wassail on this, the
dawn of the New Year, and In~ the great room of
the ".Jolly Sailors' Tavecrn, wherein she had been
a guest for the fortnight before the Halppy Advlenturre
sailed. she saw the worthy people who had been her
fellow~-guests lift high their flowlnge bowlsJ and drink
success to the good ship and to the stour-hearted
folk whol sailed her. These hazy fgures she saw as
in a dream and, Ill-defined, but distinct from the
rest, onue fae stood our--that of a roungS man who
stood apart!. hiis eyes dow~ntast and his wine un-
tasted.
"Ah, G~arry.'' she murmured brokenly as she
gri~pped her hands togerber. -Thoju knowrest that
it was for the best thadt we p~arted--that I wed Sir
Howard and failed awRay~ But--Ob. Garry,. Gar-

She buried her lace in her bauds as she sank
to her knee. !he low edge of the window easement
forming a rest for her quivering arms. But the
picture of' the distant bestel with its group of jolly
merry-makers faded slow-ly from her mind a eye and
then, as the vision grew more nebulous and indis-
tinc-t, the picture resolved itself into the face of' her
e~rstwhile lover. Carry Graeme.
She saw again hiH w~istful face as he said fare-
well to her o~n the evening before she set sail for
America. He had stoodl in front of1 the deep, blazing
Aire, his head beur forwal rd nd his eyes half closed
as he gentl? took her hand and pressed it tenderly
to his lips.
".It grieves me sor'e to see thee depart, Joan,"
he had said in passionate whbisper. "Thy' love has
meant so much to me--even tby marriage with Sir
Howard Mlanvers has but served to inflame mine
honest passion for thee."
Joan reprovinglyy patted his lips with light fin-
gers. Nu olnee at the moment was paying them at-
tention.
"Thou must not talk in that manner, mr Garry,"
she admonished, smiling bravely at him, albeit with
a ycarce repressed, choke in her voice. "''Tis not
meet that throu shouldst so, address the w'ife of Sir
Howa rd."
"But tlou lovest him not, Joan returned Garry
in a boarse wc~hisper. "I know that I am (be person
whom thou truly lovent and I will follow thee to the
Virginia plantations whensoever I can raise the
money to pay my passage. Sir Howardl is an old
mau--be cannot live madnr .ears---and- -
"Tush, Garry! I will not listen to such speeeb!"
breathed Jaan nervously. "Have a care! My husband
approaches!'
The picture faded and the gurgling lap of the
f~ollowing~ sea brought hier back to the present She
raised her head and gazed sorrowfully out into the
darkness, blinking rapidly as her eyes welled
aga u.
A wave. Larger than its f'ellows, gently raised the
stern of' the vessel. To: the accompaniment o~f crleak-
ing timbers and a soughing: from the rudder post,
the Ha##y Addventurel curtsied to the swell, the water
dripping musically from her exposed under timbers
be~fo:re she settled back again. Joan was insensible
to' this portent. this fo~rcrunner of a burricane that
wals in the making. for once again her thoughts had
wandered and, in mind. she was back among the
Siottish hills and rarns of~ her native land.
SheI saw again the massive srone walls of her


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stances; the aid of every available man was required
now. o... endete ssefe arrival of ten Rson,l, sAven-
ture. in the~ Jamestown~r ilolony.
The jury~-saul. a Iclumsy affair attached to the
slump of the mialamast. served its purpose werll. The
wind blew steadily from the east, a balmy, tropical
breeze, and the good ship jogkged alaog toward the
western hemisphere at a pace which. tho.ughi ag-
gravatilngly' slow, was at, least steady. How far the
vessel had been blown out of her course during the
six days of the storm it was impossible to say. The
crude instruments of navigation used by seafaring
men were inaccurate, to say the least, and, while a
fairly approximate reckoning could be made of one's
latitude, the longitude could but be a mere matter
of guec-sswork.
"W~e'll not make the Virginias on this course,
I trow," observed Sir Howard Manvers two days
after the storm, as he sank limply to a chair beside
theai s gle ntyne looked down at his white-

faePosur ehvclps ao seetlinge rostoo far south,"
continued the old man in answer to his own as-
sertion.
"Aye," remarked the captain moodily, "and to
the south we'll continue to sail until this wind shifts.
My rudder is damaged and I dare not risk it break-
ing by sailing across the wind---even if I could do
so wilth yon bit of canvas." He pointed contempt-
uously to the jury-sail and resumed his stern con-
templation of the watery wastes ahead of him.
Masnvers sighed nervously.
"Then if we continue on this course-" he
tentatively suggested.
''ll'e'll strike the Caribbees," was Ballantyne's
decisive answer.
Manv'ers shuddered, and his pale face went
whiter still.
"I was assured by my lord Cromwell before I
sailed." he quakered. 'tbat there would be little
danger in making the trip to the V'irginiaa. He as-
sured me that you were a capable mariner-"'
Ballantynec sorrted.
"I am grateful to Oromwell for his good opinion
of ,me," he rwearbingly retor~ted, "and I beg to as-
sure you, Sir Howard, that he indeed spake the
truth. Bult byg my1 soul, great though he be in affairs
of state, the Prot~c~tor has no authority over the
elements. ]\larry~---! He may be able to whip the
Dutch, but Ibe regicide cannot stop the w~ind from
blowin lg where it listeth!"
--But the Spaniards--?"
"Ad~rmiral Penn will take care of the Dons, Sir
Howard."
"But you sraid--" Manvers closed his mouth
with a snap, and his eyes opened wide as he stared
at thr approaching figure of G~arry Graeme.
--Tha! ma'"' he exclaimed. '"What brings him
here, Ballantyne, and how came he aboard this yes-
sel?"
The captain shrugged his shoulders as Garry
appro~aihed.
"I had not seen him before," he lied com-
placently. "Methinks he must have come aboard at
Plymouth."
Which obvious de~duction was lost on Sir Howard
as he regparledl Garry with an amazed and angry
fown.
th Well-wmell-----!" he began as Garry saluted
th wo men.
'Your lady, Sir Howard?' he quietly asked. "I
trust that she is none the worse for her recent ter-
i*i yilng experience.~
lianvers gasped.
at last as lig ou safe in Plymouth!" he managed
'I decidedly to better my fortune in America,"
I'rpl dd Garry respte flulg hau n dy Manveres SI

f~rom the rigour of the storm."
Sir Howard glared at the young man.
"My wife's health is no concern of yours, sir-
rah!" he said ungraciously. "It was very imprudent
of you to hrave followed her aboard this vessel!"
*Garry flushed, but he made no reply to the older
man's angry remarks.
"I charge you with the arrest of this young
vagabond, 1Master Ballanrtyne!" shrilled Sir Howard
furiously, his better onture quite submerged in the
wave of jealousy that overswept him as he looked
up into the hrandlsomel features of the young Seol.
Garry clenched his fists and seemed about to
strike the o~lder man, but when Sir Howard rose to
his feet and confronted the angry y'outh. Galrry's
rage melted as he noted the frailty of the old knight
and he turned to the captain.
"Mlaster Ballantyne," he said. "I protest Sir
Howard Manvers' assertion that I am a ragab~ond,
and it ill becomes an English h~uight to so -maligfn
a forlmer foeman, whose only fault is that the for-
tunes of war have Ilef him penniless."
Sir Howard's falte underwent a radical transfor-
mation.
"Forgive my' hasty c-abibition of temper, Mlaster
Graemle," he cried apoinlgetirally-. "'I am an old man
and the per)is of the voy.age have unstrung my
nerves. I have been anxious for the wrelfare of my
(Contissed on Pa~ge 186).


1- 930



ma arainti sahe gal anti aenitually ached arb:
found the trap that covered it firmly c rse. hut.
.st his repearedl and insistent knockinig, the door whas
tahtlously. openedl, lie was seized and dragged below.
I and the ciivering was placed in position again before
the cabin and itsi buddiled inmates shouldl be fliooed
out by the snezceedink wave.
No one noticed thatr the nlewiomer was a st'anig
e~ r. As a matter of f'act the majorlity of the people
aboard the \eissel werlr unknown tn one another and,
though sieveral jft [e pe~r.ons prl;.ent in the stuffy lit-
tle cabin hadr pspoke !to Garrr when he was a guest at
the "Jolly Sailers~.'' sc chang~ed was his appearanoi e
by the ordeal he had recently undergone that not
asougal rri:,eiad hlim, and ben ba tken,thbyv tcs t.

ewalr :~,howard blanvers and his lady' had, as has
pen heretofo e mentioned a cabianb tnthe ste of rhe

ire nrwded onr in rwhi at hshfound himself n
yet dreaded to mert. was elsewhere.
The stuffiness of the cabin was indescribablce ani
''It was quite impossible to keep one's footing. Gry
idung for a moment to, the ladder. by which he bad
descended from the deck above andi then. noi hii
i;bands and knees. be mlade his erratic ay betweei
the recumbent anid whimpering forms of' the telrrlled
Passengers, toward a sm1all door1 that appeared to
lead further into the ship. He oPene~d It and found
himself in a Panltry, o~r ladder, along whose walls
were deep-sunk shelves stocked with food. The only
lamate of the little room. evidentiv the keeper of
i" the stores, was too farl goneu1 in ird de merp, to do
.i aught but gr.,an when Gasrry asked his permission to
ii:sample the food.
And then. for four more day's and night while
&'the abip, driven by the full fury of the gale. tore wild-
ly I toward the w~est. G~arry\ remained in that vile-smell-
an cabin, wretchedly sick and no~t caring that about
r;~im were others in eyrually~ desperate plight: nor
fimindful. on the fourth day, that half a-score of the
I nertly rolling f'ormsi about him were corpses
The sanitary\ convenienes aboard a sevenienth
I eonury sailing ship were of the crudest, and the
condition of the after-cabin of' the Happy Ad~rentulre
after some forty people had been locked in its dingy
iiairless space for the better part of a week simply
beggars description. When the effluvium of this
[SI thy wallow passed endurance, Garry, weak and
4ma~nciated though he was. determined to escape from
cation. W'ith this desire uppermorst in his mibnd, he
managed at last to reach the bottom ofC the ladder
by which he bad gainled enltrancej to~ the cabin., but
th ie man was too weaik to climb 1o the top; the
Vessel was rolling, if possible, more violently than
Sat any time brifore and. after two or three unsucess'
fa:il attempts to, moulnt to the trap-door. G~arry fell
bach defeated. his brain reeling with nausea and the
s train of his exertions.
In their cabin at the stern of the vessel, while
:; the rest of me~ passengersi in thr- crowmded quarters
i: fore anld aft were' BJlowly d?'vsg of exhaustion and
si uffoc~ation. Sir Howanrd and his lady existed as best
Stey could owO< a tw JonkIn nuerr .si ly '
[ slek. Of foodt they had none-and neither noticed
.the lack. DL)ys and nights passed in interminable
Succession andi. in common with their ferllow-passen-
gers, the lawo miserlale peorple prayed earntestly that
the storm might abate and the tilling decks of the
ship become stable onle arain. Then, on the night
tiof the sixth day of tbe storm, the hurricane reached
E'Its climax and the masts went by the board.
I:The after-mast, whose burt extended down
through the cabin in which Garry Graeme was laying
ore its wa\ in falling through a large section of
the cabin roof' before it snapped off and. rbrough the
resultant breach. the salry, spume-filled air pervaded
the pest-hole, bringing fresh life to those who were
.able to fill their lungs w\ith its salty' strength Tle
dismasted hulk now rolde mo~re easil? upo~n the dlis-
turbed surf ace of' the sea, and though the hapless
eurvivo~rs were terroir-stricken by what bad occurred.
a noticeable change for the better was soo~n apparent
14 their demeanour. During that nigbt the wind
abated and the waves Ireabed their thunderous clam-
our against the straining sides of the merchant-
man,
With the day came the suni. its beams shininB
down upon a sea w~hose waves were still stupendous
in shre and upoin which the battered bulk of the
,Hcppy Ad~rentur~e pitched and tossed in sullen
obeisance to? their might: but it was a sea that was
momentarily growing less violent, and Captain Bal-
lantyne, before he swooned with exhaustion. swore
roundly in the fulnesa of his relief, for be knewr that
his vessel would ride out what was left of the gale.
Four-and twenty persons had succumbed during
the course of the storm, and the bodies of those un-
fortunates were Icommitted to the deep before re-
pairs were attempted. During tbe next two days,
in which Sir HowRard and Lady blaurers kept to
their cabin, the torn masts and rigging were cut
away and a jurv-maa! and sari erectred. Glrlr.1 G~r:,eme
had recovered ~sumeicn-utl on thi- second day to
lend a hand to the hard-working Icrew and, though


CA~PT.41N F. H. WArN~ OF TFIE 4.5. "BAY.4NO"

Our pho.tographl depic E- Captain F. H. Sw~aini in
a mnerry mioodi. a moo~d in ubhich he is often seen by
hiis many, friends anid admirers .And the eastonishing
thing about it is lalta Captain Sw'ain yuffers mucl
pli. sically. .1 frail. slight man. he is a striking
example at the masitery3 of wll andl temperament
ov\er phys'iI-al inc-romenieutes
There are different iypes of seamen. There is
the burlly. I.ype~, forl 10nstance; it is of this that molst j
persons think when they think of a sailor. But
there is also the delicate, sensitive type, of which
the foremost representative in the story Of English
seamen is, of course, Horatio Nelson. It is to this
latter type that Captain Swain I~elongs: he is the
sort of seaman that nlorbing at sea can daunt; the
kind of man in w~hom you instinctively place conld-
enceo rben iailiner under his command, and wnho, from
the Bler Cllass~ ofl human beings, always wsins a true
Ilking and a high regard.
Captain Swain is one of the most popular cap-
tains who have ever made Jamaica a regular port of
call. There is no man who would more readily put
himself out of his way to help and oblige passen.
gers than he; the curious thing about him is that
he never seems to be aware that he is doing so. H-is
doctrine is thlat you must take him as you find him,
and must -do your best with what he can do; he
does not seem to realise that he is always doing a
great deal to make other people comfortable and
happy, and feels suffciently rewarded if they are
simply contented. This really means that selfish-
ness is alien to his nature, that kindness is an in-
herent qulaliity of his character. But anlyone looking
at the picture showing the Swain smile will rl:eogize
this at a glance. The face is a most kind! ly thougl
w irhal a btronug one. The man is full of the ric:h juices
of human nature and wins the friendship of tbose
wvho can appreciate a thoroughly genuine personality
Some of the taptains of the Elderi; and Fyfres
Cojmpany' have servedl as onffcers under C'aptain
Sw~aln, and it is p~leasanlt to hear them speak of
him. To hear a naturally radriurn,, unemational man
like C'aptain Rizsely. for instance. talk about Captain
Swain indleares what be ha% stood fo~r and still
stands for to those whho hlave served under himt Now
the mian who can win the atbection and the respect
of his subordinates, and can retain that resipict and
affection wheln those suborldinates hav'e been pr~o.
moted to a plane of equality, i 3 rather rare indi-
vidual. But such is Captain Swain. He is a true
man through and thro-ugh: a man who mulst he
obeyed~ when he gri\s an order, bult whose sense of
jus-tie, whose kindliness and abose humanity will
attrac t affectiion from anyone capable of estimating
angeht Jluh '111ialities.


Captain Ballanityne looked at him askaute. the old
se~aman mrrely rubbed his chin and smiled dubious-
ly rto himself as be shrugged his shoulders and turn-
eawyBailantyvne knew the young man by- sight
andl he was3 well aware of the bo~v's attachment for
Lady Manlvers. That he was a sto~awaa y mattered
little to the captain of the vessel under the cirium-


CAPTAIN AND FRIEND






PLAN1'TER S' PI'N'CH


1930


EOPLE passing along the Spanish Town Road up
to as recently as thirty years ago found the
lands on either side mainly a waste of swamp and
jungle. There were two sugar properties there,
D~awkins and Caymanas, which had been in the hands
of the same families for generations. There the culti-
vation of sugar proceeded on the old fashioned lines;
there the small mills of ancient type pressed out
the juice from the cane inefficiently, and the cattle
carts trekked to and fro, and the peasantry worked
and dawdled and lived under a patriarchal system
which thought little of modern organisation and
economics; and it was believed that for ever the
rest of the land bordering the Road must remain
undeveloped, since, quite clearly, it had been con-
demned to that destiny by every physical and nature
al circumstance.
For on either hand, along that thirteen mlile
stretch, which reached north to the foot of the Port
Royal Mountains and south to the sea, withh the ex-
ception of the two estates mentioned), there was
either no water or far too much. Even Caymanas
Estate, through which passed the never-failing Ferry
River, had in parts an abundance of moisture that
rendered the soil unsuitable to sugar cultivation.
Thus portions of Caymanas were semi-swr~unp, though
the rest was wonlder~fully t'elile soil; sugar develop-
ment was therefore thought to have gone as far as it
could go along the Spanish Town Road, and it was
considered a blessing that the s-wampgs were far
enough from Kingston, and equally so from Spanish
Town, to render it unh ke ly? thait they .would pest-er
either urban centre with their malarial fevers.
The road itself stretched along, a wride avenue
of dust, with a corrugated surface such as is still
associated with, the wretched highways of some sec-
tions of Spanish America. Thoughtful persons some-
times expressed the view that it was a pity that so
much land on either side of it should be doomed to
perpetual inutility. But, ran the common vieW,
pity or not, nothing could be done to improve the
situation. TIhere was, no water where it was arid;
there could be no drainage where the: water settled
into swamps. What nature had said, man could not
venture to gainsay. '

Y T there came a change. On the Spanish Town
section of the Road the United Fruit Company
purchased lands and began to experiment in banana
cultivation. Some thirty or forty years before this,
an irrigaiihm system in connection with the Rio
Cobre River had been established by Sir John Peter
Grant. That Administrator had in mind the irri-
gating of some of the sugar lands beyond Spanish
Town,bofo in his day no one thought of the banana.
But it wast to the cultivation of the banana that the
Rio Cobre Irrigation Scheme began steadily to be de-
voted; and when the United Fruit Company ac-
quired property by lease and purchase on the last
mile or two of the Spanish Town Road, it obtained
some of the water supplied by the G;overnlmentl's irri-
gation system. Thus began the questioning of the
settled conviction that nothing could be done with
the land. running for some thirteen miles between
the old capital of Jamaica and the new, and from the
foot of the northern mountains to the sea.
But having put under cultivation, to a certain
extent, and as far as water by irrigation was avail-
able, an area of available land, the United Fruit Comn-
pally had to call a halt to its activities. There was
agricultural development in other sections of St.
Catherine. This led to an increasing demand -for
water, and the supply from the Rio Cobre was limit-
ed. The allotments from the Rio Cobre System set-
tied down gradually to, an allowance of about one and
one-third cubic yards of water per acre per hour for
bananas, and one cubic yard per acre for canes, the
total being about sixteen thousand cubic yards per
hour for abu~lit hrllee hundred days of the year. Much
depended upon the i'ainfall. In good seasons, es-
pecially in the hills in, the vicinity of the Rio Cobre,
the supply of water in that river amounts to
about eighteen thousand cubic yards an hour for
the plantations ,upp~lied by the irrigation system. But
in a dry season the sulpply falls to something like
fourteen thousand cubic yards, and this has to be
proportionied among the several consumers.
For years the supply of water was conditioned
by the anntial rainfall, and the amount of cultiva-
tion thatr could be effected could only vary in accord-
ance wvith the rains. Yet it wvas known that with
a more abundant volume of irrigation water, the
quality and quantity of bananas from, a given area
of fairly fertile land in St. Catherine might be im-
proved from thirty-three to quite fifty per cent. But


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where was this water to be obtained? The Rio Cobre
could not give more than it received from the clouds,
and there seemed no other source of supply except the
Ferry River. And the Ferry River w~Tas not regarded
as available for irrigation.

THUS the situation remained static for some time
Until it occurred to Mr. A. S. Nichols, the Man-
ager of the Jamaica Public Service Company, that
~water might be obtained from wells sunk at differ-
ent depths into the ground and pumped electrically
to the surface. About the same time it also occurred
to Captain S. D. List that if some portions of the
land along the Spanish Town Road were cleared and
supplied with water from wells, as Mr. Nichols be-
11eved was practicable, it might produce bananas of
gc~od quality and in profitable quantity. It has been
observed again and again in the history of discovery


and development that similar ideas occur almost
simultaneously to different persons.: the idea seems
to be in the air: perhaps it is the result of a pressure
of circumstances. However that may be, it is un-
questionable that wahen Mr. NicholsJ propounded his
suggestion that well-digging on the area of land lying
between Kingston and Spanish Town would prob-
ably result in the obtaining of water in sufficient
volu~me to render the irrigation of a large area
of land a very remunerative undertaking, Captain
List and Mr. T. H. Sharp conceived the notion of
carrying out experiments in the cultivation of ban-
anas on soil once considered as everlastingly devoted
to jungle.
It was Mr. Nichols who proved that water was
available. He knew what had been done in the way
of bringing water to the surface by pumping from
wells in Porto Rico. In that island, the physical


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turned north into a path which leads to the source
of the Ferry River. As we traversed this road, gush-
ing underground! springs were visible here and there;
soon we came to what is known as the head source
of the Ferry River, the Blue Hole, which is really a
semi-circular sheet of water of a lovely green, lying
at the foot of the mountains. As one gazed at it,
one could see the water slowly surging up from un-
derground and flowing gently away in the direction
of the sea.
This Ferry River passes through Caymanas Es-
tate. As it flows it spreads over the low-lying
ground, and it has saturated the- soil for some
distance to such an extent as to render it useless for
the production of agricultural products so long as
the present conditions remain. *There is some
higher land in this area, and for a long while this
higher land was cultivated through the agency of
about two hundred cubic yards of water per hour
from the Government Rio Gobre System. But this
supply was inadequate to develop all the high
lying land, and so we had this situation: a part of
a naturally fertile area was over-sodden, the other
part was too dry: the former could not be cultivated
because it had too much water, the latter could not be


The United Fruit Company has recognized thisI:
whereas a couple of years ago it did not employ elee-
trical power for irrigating its Spanish Town Road
farms, it now takes a considerable voltage from the
Public Service Company. This Company's transform-
er station for the operating of the big plant on Cay-
manas Estate is easily seen by those passing along
the road fromt Kingston to Spanish Town. It is sit-
uated some seven miles froml Kingston, and its
power is obtained from the Company's Bog Walk and
Gold Street Power Stations. It is not now operating
at full capacity. Its working hours can and will be
increased. The power is dependable; and where wells
have been sunk and the water pumped up by elec-
tricity, as on the Waterhouse Pen and the United
Fruit Company's properties, it has been found that the
water supply is also dependable. The consequence is
that a great impetus has been given to irrigation by
the use of electrical power.
Fifteen of the twenty pumps at work at various
locations in St. Catherine are operated by electric
motors under the control of the Jamaica Public Ser-
vice Company. In addition to water obtained from
wells, it is estimated that more water for irrigation
purposes could easily be obtained from the Ferry


ONlf OF MR. ANTOSANTI'm MlODERN DEEP WELL
DI6GING MACBHINE

features of wh~lich are veiry\ much likec those of Ja-
maica, the film nfC LoIuis Anyr:. an invalualble record in w~ell-sanking for irrigation
purpose Rlur. Nichlole invi\rted Mr. Louis An!tosan-
tl himself to lomle to Jamair~a, andl when that gentle-
man arrived towar\lds the latter part ofl 192'7 he was
.satisfied that water could be obtained from undter-
Sground sources, and he proceeded to aink wells bere
and there to demonstrate his belief.
A test well was sunk on I~aterbouse Pen, the
property of Captain List. As one drives along the
Spanish Town Road to-day one's eyes are gladdened
by the sighlt of' new and flourishing banana farms
where once gren scrubbyv trees and thick, dangerous
looking underbrush. This is the result olf Mlr. Nichols'
conviction and of the enterprise of Captain List and
Mr. Sharp. Nojr are theirs the only bauaua properties
on the road between Kiingsto~n and the Ferry River,
for the work oft clearing the land goes steadily
on. To~day there are many wells 10 St. Catherine.
and more than twenty pumping plants at r\ork to
augment the Government's av-erage supply of sin-
teen thousand cuble yard of water. Half of this
additional water is being obtained from wells driven
into tbe subsoil to v-aryingg depths of' eight to thirty'-
three feet, the other ruoiety' being the result of the
draining of water fro~m the siemi-s~amprs in the Cay-
manas Estate. whieb water had previouslY prevented
the cultivatrion of a falirly large area of land.
HE idea and introduction of pumping by elec~tri
Acal process haE resulted in twoi definite advan.
ages. It has meaul supplylug arid lands between
Kingston and Spanish Tow~n w~ith water whbich is
transforming them intor farms of a high degree of
f ertilitr. It is also enabling sodden lands to become
available for banana growing, while the waster drain-
ed from such sodden lands is being used to irrigate
dry soils somiewhat further on. The present writer
went over the ground some m~:onths ago with !\Ir.
Roy Nelson, the Chief Electrical Engineer of the
Jamaica Public Servie Company,, and Mlr. John
Lockett, one of' the ablest engineers Jamaic~a has
ever had. As we drole along, the ebange w~hich had
taken place in the last couple of years in the
view on either side of the road was striking and
thought-iompelling. Urp tii what is known as the
Three Miles (the highway leading from the Spanish
Town Ro~ad to Halfw~ay Tree) the land is of
course devoted to small homesteads. But soon af-
ter that we come to an area of four miles in length
and.of an average width of three miles, part of which
is now being: cultivated in irrigated bananas. and the
other part or which will be cultivated as time goes on.
It Is true that a section of this area is awamp. It is
equally true that some persons still hold that this
swamp cannot he Irclaimred. But why? That the
land can be drained by open channels is, one may
reasonable assume, quite a feasible proposition. And
if the financial return from cultivating land that
has lain fallow for centuries is likely to be murb
greater than the cost of reclamation, such reelama-
tion is certain to be undertaken. It will be under-
Laken. 1Ybat was once considered impossible else-
where on either side of the Spanish Town Road has
since been dojne; the rest will be accomplished. and
at no far distant point of time.

THE present writer's journey went as far as nine
miles from the boundary of K'ingston, then we


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properly developed because it had not a sufificency
of moisture.
Now this is what has recently been done:
through the sodden land drainage channels were
cut, and the water collected into one big canal. This
water is lifted from the canal by a great electrical
Dumping plant erected on Farm 2 of Carlmanas,
this surplus water, which for decades had rendered
useless a fine area of Caymanas Estate, is raised some
nineteen feet and carried away and distributed in six
different directions. It is a revolution wrought by
electrical engineering.
The pumping plant can now cause to be irrigat-
ed about 888 acres of land lying from twenty to
t~wenty-eight feet above sea level. The tweo hundred
cubic yards of water per hour which had been ob-
tained by Caymanas from the Governmenlt, and which
had been utilised on a part of the acreage just men-
tioned, has now been transferred to about 400 acres
of land lying just under forty feet above sea-level.
The pumping operations recently established have
not only enabled a very much larger area of land
to be cultivated, but will enable another large area,
lying about ten feet above sea level, to be reclaimed
and brought under profitable cultivation. To put
the matter differently, the big electric pumping plant
on Farm 2 of Caymanas Estate will, when in comI-
plete operation, add fifty per cent. more of the water
from the Rio Cobre System to 400 acres of high land,
drain 400 acres of low-lying land, and irrigate 888
acres of intermediate land. This is one instance of
what electricity aend enterprise can accomplish.

AS we stood looking at this pummeas plant sup-
plied and operated by the Jamaica Publie Ser
vice Company, it was borne in upon the writer thrtt
elsewhere also electricity, if available, might work
a considerable transformation in the improvement of
Jamaica's water supply.


MESSES. M.L A. BDERANERND HIOUEL ANTO*
SANTI. ON'E; O~ MBa. ANTO~SNTI'B DEEP WELL
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River--a great quantity of it now flows to waste
in the sea. At Port Royal, in Portland and in St.
Mary, and in yet other parts~ of the island, en-
quiries are being made as to the possibility of sink-
ing wells and raising water for irrigation and other
purposes. In Kingston itself a well some seventy
feet deep has been constructed on the wharf premnis.
es of the Jamaica Fruit and Shipping Company, Ltd.
From this well water is pumped for the service of
ships. This will save money, the cost of the water
supplied by the municipality being higher than
that of pumping; and the advantage to the city is
that the more water obtained from underground
sources, the larger is the amount available for the
ordinary domestic use of the municipality. The
Jamaica Government Railways also signed a contract
with Mr. Antosanti for the sinking of a well at their
Locomotive Works to the west of Kingston. Thr
power for raising this water is supplied by the
Jamaica Public Service Company, and the Railway
Management is confident that by utilising this means
of obtaining water, the Railway's operating costs will
be considerably reduced, while demands on the city's
water will be appreciably lessened. This wvell is now
in operation and is a signal success.

At Doncaster Pen, along the Windward Road, a
deep well has been constructed. Doneaster Pen is
the property of Mr. L. C. E. Nunes, and on a part
of this property are situated the works of the Ja-
maica Soap Company, Ltd. But these works occupy
only a small portion of the? Doncaster lands, which
cover an area of several acres. Mr. Nunes recently
informed the writer that his plan was to irrigate his
land with water from the well as much as possible;
he proposes to cultivate part of this land in vege-
tables for the supplying of ships, and another part
may be devoted to other~j :...1as. o~-~~'f Dro.l-usl Water
has aircativ neen shCuck, and the power to pump it to
the surface is being supplied by the Jamaica Public
Bervic eComprany.

It is significant that Mr. Antosanti was arrang-
ing during 1929 for the importation of two additional
well-digging plants. He foundi that the work of well
construction which was developing ;n Jamaica was
more than could be carried on by the two large
plants which he had previously brought out and had
kept in continuous use in this island. A hundred
per cent. increase in construction machinery, in less
than two years, is certainly significantt of the pro-


themselves in the sea; if the water can be brought
up to the surface for the use of man and beast, it.
clearly ought to be. With the aid of electricity much
can be done to utilise these subterranean water sup-
plies.

It was a brilliant idea on the part of Mr. Nichols
to suggest to his company that Mr. Liouis Antosanti
should be asked to leave Porto Rico and to comre
to study the situation in Jamaica; and for his readi-
ness to experiment on his property on the Spanish
Town Road, so as to prove that water for the re-
clamation of a large area of land could be obtained,
Captain List must always be remembered. Such ex-
periments may sometimes result in loss of money.
But if they are not undertaken by eneri-ticl and en
terprising men, the loss may be infinitely more to a
community. Contrariwise, the success of such men
in their experiments: may mean a considerable gen-
eral gain,
IT seems strange that our progress towards a better
Water supply should partly mean a return to the
sources which served our fathers a hundred years
ago. Yet so it is. The city of Kingston was once sup-
plied with water by scores of wells sunk at different
points in the city and fitted with hand-pumps of
iron. Some of these were public wells and, pumps,
as old prints illustrating the life of Kingston a cen-
tury ago show pla:ints. To these public pumps would
go the poorer classes of Kingston for the necessary
domestic waiter supply; the bigger people had private
pumps and private wells. There was a well, for in-
stance, in the grounds now or~llllende b the buildlingr
of the Institute of Jamaica; formerly there stood on
that site a great lodging house known as Datet Tree
Hall, and the pump which was used by the occupier
of Date Tree H-all is still preserved in the yard of
the Jamaica Institute. There was a private well in
the grounds of the old William Morrison Collegiate
School at the corner of North and Orange Streets, a
covered well in which there was always water, and
which w9as an object of fascination to the boys. A pub-
Hec well was to be found in the open bit of land since
converted into the Country People's Shelter of King-
ston, the rest-house at Drummond and Orange Streets
which is under the control of the municipality. This
well was overgrown by bushes. It was left open until
an unfortunate soldier fell into it some forty years
ago, when it was filled in b~y the orders of the City
Council.


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MM~f. M~. A. BERbANiER PLEASED 'WITH TEST1 OF
SUCCESSFUL WELL

gress being made -in the digging of wells for irriga-
tion and other purposes. It showrs wvith what rapid-
ity we are turning to the und~ergroound sources of
water supply which we so largely neglected up to a
very short time ago.
In Vere, as readers of Pla~nters' Punch know
already, water has been obtained by means of
wells for the irrigation of sugar and fruit; else-
where in Jamaica, here and there, agriculturists have
turned hopefully to the well system as a means of
alleviating the problems raised by drought.
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PUNCH


MR. LUIS FRED KENNEDY. B.A. (HOLY CROSS COL-
IP LEGIEI. BUSINESS

gfE used to hear a great deal once about the
VVlearned professions: to be in a profession, in-
deed, was to, be considered learned. The fact that
many professional meu displaced no sign of learning
whatever-tliook. as it rseemed, particular pains to
conceal it-did nost affctl the convention; a profession
I was "learned," the~refo~re the members of it were;
and that was that.
No one talked about learning in business. The
popular view wras that if you were in business you
i did not need any learning: a training in a college
or University would be a waste of time. You should
5 begin in business early, preferably down at the
bottom. Triumphant fingers were pointed at men
wie otetmadho, having commenced by sweeping a store, had
was that if you wished to succeed in business you
should refuse to commence your career unless they
I would permit you to sweep the store: that was evi.
dently an excellent education: the dust constituted
ihmental pabulum of just the right sort. But there
were variations. Millionaires were known to have
started out on their wonderful career. bv leaving
Some at a tender age and arriving in sorne great
Zcity with a few cents lu their pockets and their
shoes worn out. It was even better that thel- should
arrive in a great city barefooted and with not a
cent; that was considered a finer advantage; pre-
sumably, having nothing to ear helped one on the
way to riches. But whether the future rich man had
a few cents or not, or was barefooted or. only nearly
so, one thing was necessary. He must begin
very young. And he must only have a minimum of
education.
These are very bigh and exacting requirements.
It Is extremelyv difliiult to know just when and where
you must start out w~ith little or no shoes, and from
what exact degree of hunger you should suffer if your
ambition is to succeed in business. It was noticed
too, even In th~e nld daysJ. that most of those who be-
gan by being shoeless and illiterate continued so
througho~ut life;: andl acquired no millions or
eminently commanding positions; and presently there
came into the world parents who thought that a sound
education, a college eduiation, would not only be
a better training fo:r business than no educa-
tion, but evenl tlat it wourtld be better not to, be a
millionaire than to be one and an ignoramus Heuce
the world became Ltartle~d by the sight of' business
Smen who were alsoj UIvoersity graduates. A cher-
Ished convention had been battered at a blow
Another converntionl was that the solicitors'
branch of the legal profession was so, much the in-
ferior branch that it was not necessary for the so~li-
citor to be as sound a lawyer as the barrister. The
edlicitor bad better learn his work in an office: why
need he go to a University" He would be. apparent-
ly, an abler solicitor without University training: one
does not need to know G;reek or even Latin in order
to add up twice six-and-eightpence and make them
a pound. But here again a revolt has taken place:
the solicitor. if he can afford it, will also be a Univer-


MRB. LERLIE CU~NDALL, B.A. (CAbl6RIDG;E,
BR.~RISTER

sity man; he also will study the prinelples and phi.
losophy of law as well as familiarise himself with its
pratice.. H~e too will acquire learning. The craze
for learning-a thing always respected but rather
s\elerely left alo~ne--bas been spreading w~ith alarm.
ing rapidity And neither business nor law seems to
bavre ruffered] by? it. Tbere are many who will teven
contend rto the opposite.
But there was also a convention about the bar-
rister. It was held that he too need not kno~w mucn
law actually, though it would be in conformity wills
tradition if he went to a Urniversity The gr~ear Uni-
versities of, Europe wrere. of course, originally eitab
lished as training centres for the Church; they were
essentially seats fror the education of the clergy. But
from quite early tirnes there war law; and rbouigh
churchmen wePre sometimes also l~awyers. there arose
a differentiation and the lawyers did not necessarily
take boly\ orders. IThey did not seem quire suited
for thar). These old lawyers were on tle! lines of
the barristers of to-da\.; thev certainly were not
solicitors. Some of them; knew law and some did nocr;
but in process of time it became imperative tial,
whatever else there did, they' must eat a certain num-
her of dinners inl what were known as the InnJ of


11H. .4HRAHAMr 136A. B.A. (HOLY C'ROSS COLLEGE),
BrSINESS

Co~urt. tbe luns or lodging housesac where the law
students w~ere supposed to live and study. in the
vicinity of the Courts. And then it came to be Pnp-
ularly believed that it did not matter if you studied
in these Inns, so long as youl ate there. Many of the
students must have embraced this doctrine wbole-
heartedly. Anyhow, you had to eat so many dirffers
at your lun before }'ou could become a barrister:
even if' you lived and studied a thousand miles away.
you must dine so many times at your Inn, making
special journeys for this purpose. This ruile obtains
to-day most strictly. In consequence, one need not
think of a barrister as necessarily a aeep student of
law, but as a man who eats so many dinners. The
food is the thing.
But in modern revolutiunar? times such as ours
the ambitious student who is to become a barrister
is not content with his dinner. He feels that if he
rests upon the basis of a present dinner to carry him
safely through, he may have no meals in the future.
Sol be too studies hard. if of, tbe right type; he goes
to a Uiniversity if he can; but whether he is a Uni-
versity man or not he gi\es himself over to the
study of the principles of' his profession with an
assiduity\ quite worthy of the old-fashioned business
)ourb w~ho insisted on sw~eepinlg a room in order
to become a millionaire. Thus we find that every-
body in these daysB. given brains and ambition, ib
taking learning seriously; the obvious result is the
promise of a higher type of business man and profes-
sional man also. So there will be learned men in all
spheres of activity. Learning at last seems to be
coming into its own.
This sketch is illustrated with the photographs
of four of our younger men; two whbo belong to a
learned profession, and two who have taken their
learning into business. All of rhem are young men
who have done excellently at their respective Uni-
versities and who are doing equally well in Jamaica.
All four of them are natives of1 this country, Jamai-
cans about whom more will be heard in the days to
come. The future belongs to such as they.
glentioning them by nm~e Iin alphabetical order
and not according to age, we haver Mr. Leslie Ashen-
heim, Mr. L~elie Cundall, All. A\braham Issa and MrI.
Luis Fred Kennedy. As9 thley all have already shown
character in their several callinrs-thbey showed in-
tellect at school, and college-wae may easily picture
thr m ten years hence as leading figures in Jamalea.
111r. Cundall we see as a magistrate. Looking for-
viasrd another ten years and Mr. Ashenbeim be-
comes the head of one of' the biggest firms in the
West Indies, while Mr. Cundall site on the bench
of' the Supreme Court. Ten years hence, too, and
Mr. Issa and Mr. Kennedy are partners in the
business in which they nowR work; another decade
and they are among our foremost commercial lead-
ers. It will be to their advantage that they bear
names that now stand so bigh in the regard of thC
Jamalean public--that tbey are the sons of their
fathers. But they also will owe much to themselves
and to the education the, have received.


MIR. LErLIE ASTIAHEIM, B.A. IOXON). SOLICITOEa


1930 ,


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(1.leglal.,- where for some time he had been under
illr. Mainsl~on's personal direction, he weut in'o his
father's business, for whieb he at once showed that.
al titude '.shieb Jamnlea has fullr recognized In -ub-
seqruent year's. In a subordinate capacity bie worked
for a while. assiduously fitting himself to become
a partner.
Youngp Myers was a born businessman. To use
a bomelyr expression, he took to business as a duck
t~akes toI water. In the timle tbut hadl elapsed since
rthe starting of the firm, ronditioon In this country
bad been changing. A\ sugar crisis bad come; the fu-
ture of Jamaica did not seem tor be promising. But
the My~erses were optimists. and, as practical busi-
nessmen. both father and son believed in pushing
their affairs forward to the best of their ability in
the hope and belief that a better situation would
emerge. And a better situation did begin to de-
\elop at the end of the nineteenth century. The
banana was then proving itself to be a dependable
staple and to be the successor of sugar as our chief
exportable commodity. Bananas the firm had no in-
tentio~n of' touching, but a Jamaica made prosperous
by any means whatever would inevitably mean a
greater volUme Of business; besides, there was no
prospect of sugar and rum and other products being
abandoned entirely. The chances were rather that
there would be a greater diversity in production
than had hitherto been witnessed. The wisest cal-
culations, however, cannot take all contingencies into
consideration: in January 1907, at precisely a time
when every one in Jamaica was buoyed up with
hope and the talk of prosperity was on everybody's
lips, the city of Kingston was overthrown by an
earthquake. And among the buildings shaken to
pieces and swept by are was the business home of
Messrs. Fred. L. MLyers and Son.

T rat this may have seemed to the members of
the firm an overwhelming catastrophe. But if


IT w~as in 16;9 that the firm of allessrs Fredi. L.
Mlyers dr Son. CoJmmission Merchants, W'ine aona
Spirit Dealers. Sugar Exportejrs and so on, was es-
tablished In Kiingstrnu. But the name aas somewh~at
different theni For. fiary year ago, the pr~eent heii
of the firm w~as a babyr. and although a fond father
miay e\'en thenr have hoc.ped fo.r tbe dlay when hit
eldest boy should share with him in the responsibiin-
ties and adventures of business. there tould be at that
time no definste thought ab~out mak~inr him a partner
and there coulld Lerttainly have been no visio0 at
that time of the remiarkable development which was
eventuially to be witnessed in the firm's affairs.
The businesses oft Messes. Fred. L Mlyvers & Son wa e
naturally not then whbat it is to-day, any more than
Jamaica was then wbat it is to-dav. Everythine w~at
on a small scale as compared with the standards or
the present decade. the banana was unknowno as a
commercial commodity; sugar was our principal e~x-
porlable product. and the future of sugar was du
bious. There were other products bo~wever as well as
sugar and rum, and there were also the imported
necessaries of life to handle. So M~r. Fred. L Myetrs.
driving his stakes deep in Port Roy\al Street, in one
of the buildings which formed the homes of com-
merce in that locality~, opened in 1379 and there-
after laid steadily the foundations of a business
whbich is one of the largest in the British West In-
dies, and the name of which is known amongst com-
mercial men in so many various countries of the
world.

THE export trade in sugar was in those years
controlled by the late Hon. George Solomon.
Mr. Solomon was the sugar magnate of' Jamaica.
dealing with ships and with foreign merchants in
a large way, and hardly anyone else ventured to dis-
pute his supremacy. But there was also a proftlable
and fairly considerable local trade in sugar, and of
this Mlr. Fred. L. My~ers sei himself out to obtain a


Share It w-as tbe same with rum. Thus at the very
beginning ati the fir~m a exstence~~ ngr and rum form
ed two of the sraple articles wrhiih it hasndled,. and as
.Jamn a~ had coffee, pimeuno, anld other products to
export. the firm tilled olcdersJ for these, and attended
to tbese orders withi xtrteme prrticularit!', the idea
bein= tj give surb -.atiIsfation that the reputation
of F~red. L. .11yel- nly.uldl be uinsbakabl estabjlistled
11r. Fred. L My\er-- bimself ~a-- an extr~mely
energeeri: man, w-ho: believed in the old adasE
''that those who) hav'e raw meat should seek; focr fire
He would visit various parts of the country- to in
terviewr producers and make or arrange for pur
chases of their pro~duce. Thus he beiamie personally
acquainted with thew~e who, grew the articles he
bought and sold. and fr'iendly relationships between
use growreraa and himself w~ere the result of these per-
sonal visits and interviews. He went everywhere.
be learnt island conditions at first haud; and while
pushing the business on its produce side he did not
neglect its other aspects. He aimed at securing
good agencies from abroad and at putting on the Ja-
maica market a good quality of imported food-
stuffs. In a very few years he had begun to realise
the advantaqe of this close, unremittiug perBODRI ar*
tention to detail and to business reputation. When
his eldest son, H-orace, came of agoe and was made a
partner, Mesars. Fred. L. Myers and Son was a name
in the local commercial world. The aim now was
to, mak~e it a greater name.


B UrT Horace had first to win his spurs before
achieving partnership. He had been sent to the
Old Collegiate SchL.,i whose headmaster was the
late Mlr W'illiaml Morrisoin, M.A., and had been one
of Mr. Morrison's favourite promising pupils. He
studied hard, as his contemporaries well remember,
though never neglecting athletes exercises. He was
active in schoolrocn and on the playground. anid
after he hlad passedl through the Fifth Form of the


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Juhilee


Cjv~e rs


A Fifty- Year Record of Development


Ni 1 I00 .1 H1'9t DAY\ W\ITH 91IGAR ON THE PIEIR .lT THE. PCGAK WH.1HF







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THE PRIN(IPA~L A\D dTA\FI OF IE *R3. FRED. L.. H1IERg AND SON


writh the little buildings on it w~as rented for three
-ears. The firm's credit was excellent. Its foreign
-supplier; bad faith in it. Those of w~hom It was the
local agents believed in its integrity and in its
ability to o\'ercome difficulties.. It had1 sojme rcapital,
ofl iourpe, and it was beginning again on the foundr>


that w-as sol. thie imlpiressiin was not permitted to
paralyse the initiati\e iof the palmners, who at ,once
determined that !be\ mustt begin again. The earth-
quake occurred on a Mlonday afternoon. On Friday of
that same w-eeki. alter the Iaging fires had been ex-
tinguished, butr long1 before the debris could be ih ar-


rct daa), luse firm reopened business; A site hadl to
be ubtained. At the w'e;! end of' the iit\ there w~as
an ope~n epa.:e ofi laud bo:unde~d n the ocutb by' the
sea, and on it stoiol !\wo little w~oodenn bu~ldings and
anl oldd "rilmnbledown"" itoreroo~m.. A decision hiad to
be hlastily malde. It a ak This unit of' land


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tions of a name and reputation built up during the
previous quarter of a ~century In a very~ fewa weeks
it was again doing a splendid business and a larger
business than before.
The earthquake hadl destroyed Kingjtston, but if
did nor affect the agricultural resources of' Jamaica.
Those resources remained unimpaired, and the is
land's purchasing population still existed: energette
businessmen, therefore, wirb some capital, credit, a
good name, and with energy and determination, could
repair the injuries indicted by the earthquake and
do better than hitherto. In a way, that catastrophe
marked the beginning of a new period in Jamaica's
development; there seemed at the time to be a new
energy generated. brisker and brighter methods came
into vogue, a steady expansion of our agriculture
was visible. and tbose with vision began to count
upon a progressive improved agriculture and com-
merce, and to prepare for it. ,
Among such farseeing persons the members of
the firm of Messrs. Fred. L. Myers and Son were
conspicuous. At the end of three years they pur-
cbased the premises which they had rented, and
they proceeded to build a pier on the waterfront,
warehouses on both sides of the land, and to trans-
form the site into what is now known as the Sugar
W'harf. The debris created by the great earthquake
had to be rarted awae. To disposei of it may have
seemed a problem to some, but to Messrs. Fred. L.
My~ers and Son it represented an opportunity. They
obtained a great deal of it and caused it to be dump
ed at the foot of their wharf into the sea. By this
means land was reclaimed from the sea at a mloder-
ate cost and the area of the Sugar W'harf grew. The
water front of the Sugar Whbarf is not today what
it was some twenty years ago. It now has a berthing
space of one thousand feet, while the area of the
Wharf itself is four and a quarter acres. Afterwards
it was connected by rail with the Government
Railway. Thus from 1907 to 1914 the firm leapt
ahead. Its warehouse space now totals 46,000 square
feet. In those seven years it had completed a cycle of
its life, and now it could embark upon large ad-
ventures in that spirit of enterprise which is asse.
dasted ev~erywhere with "Big business."
"Big Business" implies the taking of risks.
Without that there can really be no striking
achievement in the commercial world. It was on
March 31st. 191~1. that Mlr. Fred. L. Mlyers retired l
froul the 11rm. leaving as its so~le owrner M~r. Horace


V'. .11yers. MrI Hora~e Myers is ofI a danring disp~ost-
tion, although his business adventurtres are attended
hy the closest possible calculation and a considera-
tion of all the circumstances which Sugar at the beginning of 191-1 was at a very low
price: between 8 and 9 per ton. He calculated that
It could not go much lower. and that there ought
really to be a rilse. He would bac-k his b~elief' in a
practical fashion, so large purchases of sugar were
made In a little while he held the largest stock
of sugar in any one man's hands in the country, but
when the middle of the y~ear hadl come and passed r
there seemed no( indication of a change for the
better. Predicrious as to thle sugar inture were
rather dismal: there were those who said that prices
would fall still further before any rise could take
place lif ever a riae took place), unless something
extraordinaryv occurred.
Such a situation is one which many a business-
man in every part of the world has at least once in
his life been called upon to face. A lirm like MIessrs.
Fred. L. Myecrs and Son could niot have been ruined
by a beat y loss in sugar. But It must have been se-
verel? hit. The possibility of' this could never have
been absent frojm the minds of Mlessrs. Fred. L .11yers
and Son; it is only, as said above. by taking risks
that rbere can usually be striking achievement, and
a risk taken in business is a risk perceived. But in
business as in other aspects of life the dramatic har-
pens--the something that ju3tifies a risk. Some turn
in the wheel of fortune takes place The element of
what seems to be chance enters. as it enters into every
relationship of life. So at the beginning of August,
191-1, the firm held large supplies of sugar, waiting
patiently,. ?nd perhaps grimly, to see what would
eventuate. And in the first week of August the
word went forth that England was at war, and the
W'est Indian sugar industry was saved once more.

SHE saving of the West Indian sulgar situation
Meant a large pro:fit on Pugar to the firm of
Me~ssrs. Fred. L. Mlyers and Son: but we must never
forger, the risk that had been taken, and the courage
which went to thle taking of that risk. The day after
war was declared M~r. Horace Mlyers used in ad-
dressing his staff a military expresi~lj-!on-lie"mbls.
This meant that every department of the firm must
set itself in readiness to meet the new conditions and
to meet them elficiently It wans done There was
much businessCJ tr.I b.:- Ctffted. mueb vh orlk to~ be ac-


complished, and It w'ai. Mlr. Mylers himself spared
neither time nor energy; he worked early and late,
making the best use of available opportunities, and
one may~ legitimately suppose that in the tive years
from 1914 to 1919 bis firm Rchievel a greater
volume of business than in .Iny previous fifteen
ersBut he knew that after iniation comes de-
pression: he knew that depression must affeer him
as well as everybody else, although it would not
catch him unprepared. The reaction, and the losses
accompanying the reaction, could not be avoided, for
stocks must be maintained and business continued as
usual: losses would have to be written down, and
when that process should begin he would write them
do~wn as part of the ordinary~ routine of commercial
life. This ability to take losses calmly, and gains
without any exuberant enthusiasm. and to find an
interest. in all the ups and downs of commercial tle,
is typical of the businessman who builds up a big
business. He prepares for reverses as well as for
availiing himself of good fortune. He plans and cal-
r-ulates all the time. perhaDs unconsciously for
the most part. The one thing he w'ill not do is to
pclrmit depression to take possession of him. That
would be fatal and that is what, in business matters.
Mlr. lIlyers has alw~avs studiously av'oide~d.

SND in the midst of this development of his busi-
Sness. in this the jubilee year of his firm as
well as twenty years ago, he has sought to maintain
the personal touch with bis clients which his father
initiated and which he himself bas always regarded
as oft the first importance. Business is largely a mat-
ter of personal character and even of personal asso-
ciation; M1r. Myvers has set this fact in the fore-
ground. so to speak. and he claims that he has never
had any reason to regret it. Fifty y.ears have passed
since the establishment of Mlessrz. Fred L Mlyers
anld Son. Younger men of the same name are coming
inlto it. Eustace M~yers. the son of M~r. Horace V'.
11.1ers, and A~rtburr My!ers, his nephew'. are connected
n ith the firm. At present they work in it as em-
ployees, they must win their spurs in a subordinate
capacity before they shall be promoted to partner-
ship. Mr. Horace Mlyers commenced in his father's
business as a clerk, and be Intends that his nearest
male relatives shall worlk their waya up the ladder of
promotion as he did. Naturally, he hopes that the
firm will witness a centenary as well as a jubilee.
And in all probability it will.


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or bad leaped like a lion out of the car and shouted:
, "Sboot. If you like, this old grey head, but spare
your country's flag, he said."' This, however, was not
believed. It was pointed out that no man with black
hair would ever allege that it was grey, though many
a man with grey hair did hiis best, with the aid of
sundry dyes, to render it black. Thus t~he actual
facts were never known, f'or of course Inspector
Might said nothing. W'hen he was asked what had
the Governor said and done, he replied: "When and
where? I don't know what you are talking about."
Discretion is the road to promotion.
The public did not quite know what to say about
the incident. Some persons were for ridiculing the
Police; others contended that policemen who would
stop the Governor himself were evidently men very
much on the job and would not pause at holding lip
anyoe's car for purposes of investigation. And in-
deed every car coming into Kingston was being stop-
ped just now: the rule was rigorously applied. Joy-
riding couples, going on excursions of love and affec-
tion, resented all this surveillance, but dared not
utter a word against it. Then, one day, it was an-
nounced that in broad daylight, in the presence of a
dozen witnesses, two men had entered Kiingston by
a motor 'bus and one of them had calmly shot and
wounded the conductor of the 'bus at the western en-




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I: (Continrued fromn Page 0).
"Are you bandits?" asked a stern but unperturb.
voice, "or are you merely fools?"
'Don't y.ou dare to ask me any' question!" cried
CIorporal Jones. shrinking lower into the dust and ter-
Wityhoping that his revolver would go oil it it
became necessary to press the trigger. "Do as I
tell you, and leave the rest to me. Bandits? You
aren a bandit, and we catch you this time! I am
;.Corporal Jones, and there is six of us out here to.
alght, with an Inspe~ctor; so, you see, we are a
; antch for you, for you seem to be only two-you aid
:11* bandit chauffeur. Now do what I tell you before
;Imake it bot for youl."
Baying whieb, the! Corporal backed a little, for
agLood general always looks after his line of retreat.
"Come here, my man!" The voice from the car
gave the order tonfidently.
Clearly this bandit was not armed and did not
seemu to be b~elligerent. Clearly be was about to sur-
Eander. But there must be no familiarities, he must
adt address a member of His M~ajesty's Police Force
as my man.
"Y1ou are a man yourself,' said Corl'oral Jones:
,but he felt that he could no longer conduct opera-
Stions from the rear and almost lying on the lrounod.
T'lhla was where a risk bad to be taken, though it
4til1 not seem so terrible after all. Side by side with
C onstable Thomas, therefore, and boiding his platol
;annacingly, he walked slowly up to the car and
cautiously peeped into it. "'Well, what is this all
about?" demanded the voice from wlitiL.
"Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." wailed the Cor-
gOral. "Beg parding, sir; I didn't know it wais you,
asfr. The Inspector is here, Your Excellency, and it
was he that send me, -ir. He will explain, Your
: Excellency. sir."
"Where is the Inspector?"
But by this time the InspectorJ had grasped that
ga'mething unusual had occurred. He had heard that
wanlling cry from Corporal Jones, had caught the
word, "Exc~ellency."' But surely it could not be poa-
ible? He came hurrying to the spot. One! glance,
gard his hand flew to the salute. "Sorry to have
Molested you, sir, but we are stopping everybody
w:.ho comes along this road tonight; it is part of our
lanm, and of course we could not recogonise you in
Sthe dark."
"And is it part of your plau, Mr. Might, that
youlr men should speak to possible bandits as they
SaPoke to me?"
"I did not hear what was said, Your Excellency,
.but of course, in dealing with the criminal classes,
o~r with suspected persons, one has to choose lan-
gu~age that they will understand. I hope Corporal
Jo~nes was not too forward, sir?"
"No; he seems to have kept mainly in the rear;
: but perhaps tbat is also) a part ofI .voulr plan. Well, I
wo~n't object if you catlch the bandits."
The Governorl signified that the interview was
ct an end. "Is the road clear?" he questioned.
"Yes, sir, there are no obstacles round the
carve; we rely upon our call to bhal being obeyed.
It it is not obeyed w.e bave a car a little lower down
a.nd in It we pursue? the man who tries to escape."
"I see. Wfell. eay~ nothing w~hat~ever about this
matter, Mr. Might. Plredge your men to strict secrecy.
iIt would hardly do forjl news of it toi get about. Do
y ~ou understand?"
"Yes, sir! I will warn tbe man. Good night,
gir."
"Good night."
But already all thF policemen hadl learnt what
ha bd taken place andl who had been stopped, and
they were talkiing about it among themselves. While
' the Governor had been ezihanging a few words writh
the Inspector, another car bad dri\en up and had
been quietly stopped, and the occrupants in it, two
Chinese shopkeepers from the country going into
.Kingston, had heard that someone calling himself
the Governor nas in the first car and was to be al-
lowed to go ahead peacefully. They, too, imagined
that they had been held up by bandits, and were
naturally in a state of terror. But they were men of
. quick wit. So. as soon as His Excellencyv started on
his way home and the pollic~e turned to them wit~h a
: perfunctory- question as to whbo they wetre----which
was quite obvious-the rmaller o~ne of the two answrer-
ed glibly-
"The Colonial Seeletary."
"W~ho you making fun of?"' Corporal Jones in-
i'dignantly wanted to knowv. "If you don't answer
Straight at once, I take you to Jail!"
SThus warned, the young Chinese traders gave
itheir names and addresses with great readiness, re-
lieved to find that these were aurientic members
of the Police. They were allowed to proceed, and the
watch for other inrcoming cars w~ent on throjugh the
long hours of the nighlt.
But such an incident as that related above could
not be prevented from gaining widespread publicity
Nothing was said about it in the papers, by special
. reuest, but it was talkied about everywhere, and
everybody who told the tale told it a little different,
ly.k The policemen themselves, who had w~itnessed
t-he holding-up of the Governor, gave each a version
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us is blessed byv the Higher Powere with some imag-
ination. Thus Cor'poral Jones related, in strict con-
tidenrce to a friend. how he had dealt with the most
thrilling adventure of' his life. It appeared, accord-
ing to his story, that as soon as he was given the
order to search the -waiting motor car, he had sprung
down from the bank and marched Boldly forward.
Ordering Constable Thomas to remain some distance
behind, (for Corporal Jones felt that the risk should
be his alone i. he had stepped up to the car and re-
Deated, for the intimidation of the supposed bandit,
and also to show that he wsas not a man to be con.
fused or afraid in any crisis, the lines of the well-
known hymn:
Wrestling, I will not let thee go,
Till I thy name and nature know.
'"Not," said Corporal Jones, "that I ra~s actually
wrestling with him, but I wanted him to kbnow that I
was prepared to do so unless he gave me his name
and address."
"Yes?" said his interlocutor, "and then what did
him do?"
"Oh, the gentleman inside say at onee: 'I pre-
ceive, Corportl Jones, that you are an educated
man.' "
"He knew you was Corporal Jones, then?" asked
the Corporal's friend.
Corporal Jones felt that, in his efforts to quality
as a novelist, he had been guilty of a literary error.
Ele hesitated a moment, then--
"No; nlow I remember, he didn't call me name.
But he said he preceived I was an educated man, and
then"-the Corporal hurried on, to prevent any fur-
ther inconvenient questioning--"I had a sort of feel-
ing that he was a great man and no bandit. So I
draw up meself to attention and I say, quite loud:
'It you please, sir, kindly descend fromt the car In
order that we may glance, in a Durely perfunctory
maner, at its contents. This is meel a precau-
tion.' Heli
''And while I was saying this, I was looking hard
into the car. It was dark, but I looked hard, and I
thought I saw a face which I know. All of a sudden
it come back to mre. I salute again, and I say: 'Mbay
it please your Excellency, it 18 not necessary for you
to descend: I willi call the Inspector at once, sir.'
And I call the Inspector, and I hear the Governor
say to him that Corporal Jones is a very smr
and intelligent officer.''
"So be knew your name by this time?" sceptic-
ally enquired the Corporal's somewhat envious
friend.
Corporal Jones did not hesitate: "Yes, in speak-
ing to His Excellency I mention me own name, in
case he should worant to promote me. I shouldn't be
surprise if they make me a sergeant."
His friend secrerlly hoped that they would to
nothing of the sort, but would degrade the Corporal
instead; still, he reflected bitterly, such d~erada-
tion might not follow. Some men w~ere< born with
the devil's Inck, and this boaster, Jones, seemed to
he one of them.
Constable Thomas had a somewhat different
story to tell., According to Mr. Thomas, it was he
who had first approached the car, wvalking with rapid
strides,
"I walked up to the ear," said the Constable--he
wast at home and having a drink with a few tried
and trusted friends: "I walked up to the car with-
out hesitation, and I pulled out mes little book. With-
out hesitation I call oilt and said: 'The evidene
wrhich you shall give shall be the truth, the whol
truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God.'
Then I had a funny feeling. Something sort of tell
me something. Don't you :know that feeling?"
The constable's friends admitted that they were
indeed well acquainted with that feeling. Something
was just then telling them that if they explicitly
arep~-ed w~ith the constable they would get something,
which would be another drink.
Their premonition was absolutely correct Con-
stable Thomlnas passed the bottle round once more.
"But the gentleman in the car wasn't frighten
one bit," the constable? continued. "'He said in
a sort of praud voice: 'ALre you a, bandit or a con-
stable? "'I aru His Majesty's Police.' I anoswer, proud-
like, and then I esid-o I still had that feeling
that I told y'ou about---'I know you are not a bandit.
sir, but all we want is to lookb at. you to be sure. It
is the Governor's orders."'"
"No soolfer had I said this than the Govsernor
said--for I know now who it was--'I am very pleas.
ed to see how resolutely you carry out myr or~ders.
Constable. I will remember you. W'hat is your
name?' I told him, and told him where I brve too,
for he might want to write me personally. He said
'G~o and brinlg your superior officer. I am very
pleased with you.' So I run and called Inspector
Might and Corporal Jones, and I stepped back, mod-
e-.r, but before His Excellency drive off he called out,
'Goo~d-night Constable Thomas,' an' I am a proud man
~today. You think Jones don't envious of me?"
But there ere still other stories. One police-
man insisted that the moment Corporal Jones and
Constable T~homas had approached the car, kneeling,
and had pointed their revolvers at the gentleman in
the car, the latter. no doubt remembering his early
'history lessons, had exclaimed, "I am H3enry of W'in.
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trance to the city. The two had rbeni leaped off the
'bus and made their. escape. It was a gesture of con-
tempt and defiance, and it had succeededd perfectly.

CHAPTER FOUR

A CONVERSATION

ON the southern verandab of the Mrltle Bank
Hotel a group of w~ell-dressed persons wer~le ar-
sembled. The sun had westerned, a fresh, cool
breeze was blowing, stirring v'igorouusly the fronds of
the palms in the gardens and fretting into quick
waves the sea which could be seen distinctly beyond
the green stretch of' law'u. It was a perfect after-
noon. Some people were having tea on the law'n. a
few were sitting on the little pier lower down; there
would be a dance later; now w~as the time for gen-
tle relaxatioln and gossip The group on the veran-
dah were having drinks of Tvarious sorts. Their
talk was, inevitably, on the rugroasing topic o-f the
day.
M\rs. Chisholm w-as there. large. esxpansive.~ Lested
wvith special authojlrit as it wvere, forl had she not
been almost an eye witness of the rbberly at the
W'entmlores'? 1Mr. Farnley' was there. That young
gentleman was one of 1Mrs. Obisholm's guestx of
the afternoon. and the know~ledee that he would be
had been ani additional indluzcment to two~i ori three
of the younger ladies to put la an appearance. For '
Painley was popular. He danced well, he talked iv~ell,
he w~as good at tennds and be was handsome. W\hat
other social quallfications did one require? Gener-
osity? He was generous. He jpent mone? t'reiiy;
he was one of the most open banded among the
visitors to the island.
He had been here for some four or live months
nowa and would be spending the winter through. He
was not bure that be would not settle down in Ja-
.maiica. He was looking, he said, f'or a nice eartle
properly; if be found one to suit him he would buy
it and become a Jamakca penkreeper. The life allow-
ed one plent.1 of leisure, you could always emlploy
competeut ass stants, and a fair prwo m ght be made

good deal, staying at the Mlyrtle Bank when be was
sin ligston Hs dHlittlebliarties were eqay it onu
society. even if he wras a trifle cynical. Perhaps his
popularity was partly due to his touch of cynoicism.
Quite as popular was Grace Mlaisball. the young
woman who was now seated next to Far'nley sipping
a champagne cocktail.. Grace was a widow, only
twenty-three years oft age, and reported to be im-
mensely rich. She too was a visitor, size had.1)een
here only two months to date; yet already ber circle
of acquaintances and friends was almost as large as
Farnley's. It would have been as large but for' the
eircumstauce that, Farnley being a man, could be
more catholic in his social tastes. Grace was rcer-
tainly not a snob: bur, she kinew enough people as
it was and had already growno a little tired of hear-
ing it whispered: **MyS dear', y'ou can't be too careful
whomz you meet. Such a lot of people go about who
are not in any set."
Grace had been married at twenty to a man of
thirty-five. A year afterwardss he had died mad.
She had inber~ited ever-thing he lett.
Of middle height. with straight sensitive nose,
darli hair and e?'es. pouting lips. a finely~-ioloured
complexion, her \nacity and looks arttacted imme-
diate attention. She put hier soul into eveIrything she
did: she was brimful of energy. People talked of
her as a perfectly natural girl. and that is exactly
w'hat the was. The very bellboysE oif the hotel adored
her.
Mr.. Pugsley w~as another of' Mrs'. Chisholm's
eguests this afternoon. but ne~ither MrI. nor M1rs. W'ent-
cmorre wa teroe.tThe truth isathat the verb Iedd




Chisholm was ver? pleased with it. She was de
lighted that in Grace M~arshall and M1r. Farnley she
had obtained two of the latest and most roaring of
social lions, but recently our from England. To have
one was something. To have the two at oiie w'ac an
$vent.
While the group chatted and laughed. exchanged
views and gaffed one another, it chanced that ln-
ipectors Mlight and Wereping strolled out of the hotel
lobby to the verandah. These gentlemen were not
of ten seen at the hotel just now': stern pressure of
wiork prevented their indulgence in gaiety'. They
were kuown to be up at night sometimes as well aq
ou duty during the day; Weeping made flying ex-
.ursions here and there, Mlight rook barge of par-
ties which laid ambushes for bandits. They had bolb
come dow'n to the hotel today for a breath of' sea air
and possibly a whisky and soda. Even the pernicious
activities of bandits ar~e not necessarily an embargo
on a whbisky and soda.
M~rs. Chisbolm caught sight of them. She called
out to them cbeerily:
"Come and join us, won't you, and have some-
rbi~ng?"
As they besitated, Farnley said with a smile:
**Perhaps these gentlemen have come down to
Ilook for bandits and cannot spare us their company.
But surely the bandits can w~air'"


--The) can wait until wre put our hands on them?"
returned Mlight grimly, **and when we do-"
**You winl take 'our hands off again." Farnley
co~ncluded for him. "Sir down, Mlight. and let us talk.
I haven t seen youi since that night at the Went-
mores'"
The twoc Inspectors knew ev;ery-body there, so
noi introductions were necessary. Grace turned to In-
spector Weeping w-ith a charming smile.
..Nowv do rell us everything you know about
these bandits." she beseeched.
..But that Is exactlyv nothing." laughed Farnley.
..After their arrest of the Governor the Jamalea
Police Force have not made a single capture. The curi-
aus thing is rbst though they stopped the Governor as
a singularly uspicious character, they did not search
Iiis car. Now. who is to say that be had not some
boary liidden inl it? Mr.. Hilaire Belloc--you have
beardl ofl Belloc the author-novelist and historian,
\'ou knowa'--well. he once wrote an article charging
certainn Colonial Govern~ors with having robbed pearls
in colonies which tbey\ once governed, and also with
having done other usuwgbly things of that kind. The
magazine lie sent hi-- article to, didn't dlare to pub-
li--h the namies that Bellils mentioned. fot that would
have meant criminal libel and imprisonment. But
the charges seemed to be true. So that-"
..Do y~ou thluk a Jamaica otficial would steal
Darlrl" asked Inspector Mlight incredulously.
..If tbey werre of suffiient value and the stealing
couildl be Jaflyl done. why not' Youl woulldn't steal
anything north tie hundred pounds, Mligbt, but are
.'ou surre )ouI wrOuld pass by something wntsrr fifty
thousand? Women aire different They would hardly
steal anything worth io much as lifty (bousand
pounds, but thery never hesitate to, smuggle in some-
tbing through the Customs. Y'our Collector General
told me the other day that he wouldn't trust a sn-
gle woman bringing baggage into this Country.\. Hie
cloesn't seem to trust a single man either. And bis
.eeal distrrust is apparently all too-w~ell founded.
~Now if a lady. M~rs. Chisholm for instance, would do
the CuistomJ oult lf a couple of pounds of duty, why
b oul~dr go aohigh official do somebody out of a, valu-
9,,5~. Chi~bolm co~nsideredd this allusion to smug-

tla shae avay chateld dh Cus msThe t vr ttib a
able to realise the impropriety of such a ploceeding.
The G~overnment, obe argued, robbed the people by
arroclously high taxes. Why should not a chosen
few of the people recompense themselves, and avenge
the majority. by~ not pa?ing full Customs duty? Such
a view found general acceptance. It was ev'en re-
gardelid as highly\ virtuous
But jlmuglgling mentioned in Justaposition wirb
banditry did not sound w~ell. It was much nicer to
keep to handitryv.
She reverted to Grace Mlarsball's appeal: ""Yes,
do tell us something about the audits. Mrt. W'eep.
ing." she implored. ""It will be so interesting. It
is your special business to arrest Them, isn't it?--
..It is. Mlrs. Chisholm." said W~eeping a bit rue-
fully. --but they make it their special business to
avoid arrest. Y'ou see. they know we are looking
for them. and tbey' also known more or less where ~e
are. W\e do-n't know whbere they? are. W'e don't ev'en
know who they might be, and it is only a happy
accident that is going to put us on theii track. That
is the situation. but the public doesn't understand it.
The public wants us to go out and arrest the first
manl we meet for a thief '
.'And yoti would probably be perfectly correct,"
smiled Parnley. "'But if .you are going to depend
upon a happy accident only. the outlook is dark in-
deed. You might have an unha~pp? accident instead.
\'ou might b~e sbot."
--That is the w-ors! of' it." cried Mlr. Pugslev.
**These rogules are differ~eul from the rogues we used

rb know. Jamaicans ne\'er used r Iovers a fea

est prov~oc~ation--in s-elf-defence In fact--did they
use that razor. A~nd they never killed anybody;
they only cut him and made their escape. They w-ere
o~rdinary thieves and housebreakers; almost barm-
les. But now I don't know what is coming to this
country. Now~ a man approaches you and demands
avbat you have, and shoots at you if you even at-
tempt to argue. A\ band attacks a Chinese store in a
country~ village, first posting sentinels to givet warn-
ing of the approach of any motor ears. The bandits
tla\.el about In cars; they seen to be well organisel.
Thiey hav-e sprung up all of a sudden aud-" '
"nWill be put down all of' a sudden.'' Inspector
.\ligh! cut in. **Don't you worry. .11r. Pugsleyv; we

"But I mlupt worry," said MrIl Pugsley-; always ar-
gumentative. **You will get them. but when? WThen
I amt dead? Whbat satisf'action will that be to me?"
Well you won't mind them any more then,"
Grace posted out soothingly. "'They won't interest
you at all at that time. But you know." she went
on. --I am reallty glad tbal I am out here while ban-
dits are careering round the country and all that
sort of thing! What a thrill it gives! I have a
sense ofr' adventure whenever I go out into the
country. Of course I travel with a revolver, and I
Lan ure it. and I know exactl\ what I should do if
a hand of bandits ordered me to stop on a road."


"I earneftly beseedl you not to do it, whatever
it is, my dear young lady," expostulated Mlr. Pugsley.
--First of all. I think y~ou ought never to go out alone
in a car; I myself would not travel with less than
three other persons. and even then I should not feel
happy. The best thing is to stay where you are
until the brutes ar~e in gaol Not that, it looks like
they are ever likely to be."
"I hope they~ wo'n't be for some time." cried Grace.
**I know it's wrong to say that, but that is how I
f'eel. Modern life is so tame that we need all the
excitement w~e can get. W'e ought to promote our
Police Inspectors foir not capturing the bandits."
--That, is the ground on whbiih they are likely to
be promoted," muirmured Farnley.
"'Now. look here; it is all very well for you to
pull our leess" protested Mlr. Might. "but what could
y~ou do if you w~ere in our place? W'e hear that
Mlr. We~ntmore has been robbed. W'e burry up to the
bousie and be can tell us nothing rbat we could trace
a cat by. Yet he seems to think that we should have
bad the thieves under lock and key the next morning,
and his money back in bia hands once more. That
isn't fair."
"Still. nobody~ wants to lose money." remarked
Mlrs. Chisholm.
"Don't I know that, my dear lady?" said Mr.
Might. "'I know it only too well, having none to
lose. But I can't prevent anyone from suffering a
Ic-s. The-.e things must happen-"'
""Otherw~ise there would be no reason for the
Police Force," sacid Farnley. "'I remember one night
when m?sclf. the Earl of Beecham and Sir Anthony
Pirobar wrere walking .together through Pircadilly.
Probar-"
Grace .11arshall did not want- to hear about the
Earl of Bec~ham and Sir Anthony Probar. She had
come some time since to the conclusion that Farn-
ley wa~s a lirtle too fond of mentioning his aristo-
cratii friends in England She herself' had many,
but she did not drag them into almost every con-
versationu; that Lionel did so she considered snob-
bish. She turned to Inspector Mlight:

foeHow is it that you never had any bandits be-
-'The reason for them now may be he began
ohoughtfu Ig.1 '\th influence of the moving pictures

**That is exanctly what I say to myself," Mrs.
Chisbolm cried triumphantly. "I remember when I
I san Fantomas nearly ffteen ?ears ago. I said to
Air. Chisholm, my poor husband, who was then alive
--I said to him: 'This is not going to do the common
people any goodl. It is going to teach them how to
steal. Noit that they don't know how to steal al-
Iready-trhey are awf(ul: but if they begin to do it in
this way, what is to become of us?' And now you
see what is happening?. It is just what I expected."
**But fifteen years is a long time to spend learn-
ing how' toj do anything," objected Grace. "For in-
stance it only takes four or five years to become a
parson.
""Ah, but. mly dear, a parson does not need to
have as much intelligence as: a bandit," Mrs. Chis-
holm pointed out. **A parson has only to preach
rtheology and visi the sick. but a bandit must be
tlever or he will be caught. Fantomas was very
lev-er. He weore all sorts of disguises. At one mo-
ment he would be a bankier and at the next moment
he would be an Apache. And they never caught
him ''
--That is a fairy tale," said Mlr. WTeeping posi-
tilely. ''All thieves get caught."'
**But I am not w'edded to the moving picture
theory." continued Inspector Might, addressing him-
self to Glrae Mlarshall. "You see, Mrs. Marshall, this
recent, sudden banditry$ is evidently so organised
saffar it looks toj me as if there were a superior
dnect ag int o5Int es, ejauar e br. gsChiso


would not find that in Jamaica."
"l'on could not rind superior intelligence in Ja-
rusica?" enquired AMr. Farnley, laughing.
"No, I don't mean that," said Mri. Pugsley, who
at the moment couldl not say wvhat he really meant.
**It might be local but it might not be." Inspector
Might continued. "I don't think tbat the head of
these gang is a local man mys3elf. But of course
some of the Jamaicans who have been going to Cuba
may~ have learnt a thing or two there. You never
can tell."
"I believe it is a white man behind it all." said
Mlrs Chisholm positively.
--That is oniE theory I hav'e heard much of," ad-
mjitted Inspector Mlight. "and I should not be sur-
prised if there were something in it."
"Yocu mean that a whire man has organized all
these bandlits under him?" asked Grace. "How thril-
ling!"
"The; Police dlo not ajnd it thrilling, Mrs. Mlar-
shall. Anid I don't believe that all the bandits are
under one head. The first ones may have been, and
some now certainly are-the cleverest and most suc-
icssful. But now~. with the success that has attend-
ed Ibanditry, it is quite likely that many rogues have
starred out on their ow~n. so to speak. That is going
to help us One man may get hold of something
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the vessel slowly passed the high-bluffed island she
entered an area where the air was still and, as she
lay becalmed, there appeared above the extended sand
spit of the cape ahead of her the lofty masts and
billowing sails of a large ship.
All bands aboard the Hapipy Adventure con-
gregated on the decks as the stranger slowly sailed
along behind the spit and many were the haphazard
guesses as to what she was. Even Garry Graeme,
who, unbeknownfst to Sir Howard M~anvers or
Captain Ballamtyue, wvas now keeping tryst with
Joan each night, came up on deck and joined the
anxious people wbo stood around the wheel.
"'God grant she be one of Penn's vessels! eja-
culated Sir Howard fervently as he so forgot himself
as to hold Garry's shoulder for support.
Captain Ballantyne said nothing, but his swarthy
face grew' grav~e as his eyes took in the configura-
lion of the stranger's sails. A confused chattering
was golug on among the many groups clustered
about the ship's deck as all eyes were focused on
the slow-moving vessel, and Joan Mlanvers, resting
below, rosae and came up on deck to ascertain what
the ominous tenseness portended. WVhen she saw
her husband with his arm placed in friendly man-
ner upon r be shoulder of her lover she gasped,
looked from the unwitting pair to the vessel which
was exciting their interest and then, silently turn-
ing, she disappeared between decks again.
The bull of the strange vessel slowly came
into: view from behind the point and, as she did
so, it was evident that the Happy Adventure had
been observed for the first time. With a great rush-
ing about her decks, one of her great sails w~as low-
ered and the vessel was headed more sharply into
the wind, thus bringing her course close to where
the Hlappy Adventure lay' idle.
Suddenly Captain Ballantyne swore a great oath
and, leaning forward to the rail be sharply ordered
all the women and children below and commanded
that the twelve guns which the vessel carried be
manned and made ready for action. His orders
were immediately executed and, as the anxious sail-
ors whist~led eagerly for nind to come along and
set in motion the helpless merchantman, the ap-
proaching vessel displayed her colours--the red and
gold bars of an armed Spanish galleon!
"Do you two gentles abide with me," said Bal-
lantyne, turning to Sir Howard and Carry Graeme.
"I will need .ve at the wheel should a breeze spring
up. And now to fight a terry battle---and may God
belp us!"
A\ puff of smoke heralded the tiring of the open-
ing gun aboard the galleon and a shot whistled
harmlessly through the air above the vessel.
"A plague rot them!" ejaculated Sir Howard
angrily. "W'e have women and children aboard this
ship--my own Ilitle bride---"
"'Never fear for me, my husband," came in soft
accents from behind him, and the three men turned
and looked into the face of Joan Manvers,
"This is no place for you," declared the captain
respectfully to Joan. "There is danger--"
''And my place is therefore beside my husband,"
retorted Joan proudly, albeit her eyes were wistful
as they fell for a moment upon the face of her
lover.
"Fair and dear lady," whispered Sir Howard
tenderly, taking the girl by the arm, "dost thou do
as Master Baliantyne desires thee. Thou canet be
of no avail on deck. Prithee, allow me to take thee
below."
And so speaking be led the reluctant girl to
the top of the companion-w~ay and, after seeing
her safely descend the stairs, he rejoined the other
as the fin~t gun on the Happy Advrenture boomed
forth its defiance.
And then a strange thing happened.
The Spanish ship suddenly turned as though
to deliver a broadside but, instead of blazing des-
truc~tion upon the crippled English ship, her main-
sail was set again and she stood out toward the end
of the island.
"'Zounds!" cried Ballantyne, staring at the mas-
sive galleon with unbelieving. eyes. He scratched
his head in perplexity. "'The Spaniard has suffered
no scathe. and yet she files from us as though--"
"AX sail! A sail!" cried an excited voice, and
all ey~es followed the direction in which the hand
of the look-out on the bowsprit was pointing, and
a sigh of relief arose as another vesselfram Ebe ds

the island and set a course for the galleon.
'"Twill be Master W~illiam Penn!" whispered
Galrry excitedly and Ballantyne nodded his agree-
men t.
'That vessel must have been following our
course of theta morning," he sand, "Imt 8I cannot lander
companies her. Aye," he mused, shading his eyes

elishndcn r, Joh nT yr, mastr and se sou 8s
thirtyv-four guns. The Donr outmatches her--that gal
leon mounts over one hundred gune, or I'm a lurd-
an!"
The discrepancy between rbe size of the galleon
and thlat of the frigate would have been ludicrous
had the occasion been not so fraught with moment.
The little Englishman came on so determinedly that
the Spaniard luffed and then, coming abreast or


po~ssibilityv of the stowaway and Lady Mlanvers meet-
ing with one; another. But the grizzled old salt
hadl not reckoned on the effect of overmuch think-
ing of her absent lover, coupled `with the charms of
the languorous night on `the yearning sensibilities
of Joan Mabnvers.
Garry was looking forward into the night, his
arms resting upon the smooth, highly-polished peri-
phery~ of the teak-wood wheel when he became aware
of the soft tread of little feet behind him. He start-
ed to turn, glad of the opportunity to forget for a
moment the desires that obsessed him, but at the
n~ewoomer's first words he averted his face, his whole
body quivering w~ith emotion. He made a startled
response to Joan Mlanvers' friendly salutation and
he fervently' prayed that she would pass by without
recognizing him.
--'Tis passing lonely\ astern there by my8etl,"
continued Joan, standing beside the man, "and I
felt that I must speak with someone-else I would
have assur'edlyv gone mad."
".~ye," assaented G~arry in disguised tones. "I
can feel for you."
Joan stared hard at the back of thie steereman's
head. She sniffed scornfully.
"No one can f ~el for me who has not suffered
as I have suffered," she retorted resentfully, and
her displeasure was a little more keen in that a
c~ommion sailor had perfumed to talk; with her as an
equall. "Y'ou forget yourself, sirrab!"
Garry sadlyv smiled to himself.
.I woiuld that I could, my lady." be sighed de.
pondentl. "then. perchance. I would not so often
think of thee."
Jo~n'-s gasp1 of aucr1y indignation bad some-
w'hat nf surprise and incredulity\ in it and, when
Garry~ recklesSly' turned and crushed her to him,
her sudden ejaculaltion or fright was stified beneath
her lover's caresses.
The girl. almost f'ainting in his arms, looked up
into the man's face in terror and then, as the won-
derful truth dawned upon her that this wass Garry-
Garrr, whom she had thought trudging alone the
w~eary miles back ro Scotland-sPhe resigned herself
with anl incredulously happy sigh to his embrace.
And only the stars looked down on their reunion
-and no alien ear heard the tender things they
whispered one to another.

Came a day when the waters changed from
blue to green and numerous sandy islands and coral
shoals gave evidence that the mainland was not far
away. On the evening of the day upon which the
first of the islands was discovered, the last rays
of the setting sun illumined a distant mountain peak
which lay. many leagues distant to the west, a faint,
dark outline, more ethereal than real. When morn.
ing dawned again the Happy Adventure was gliding
past a thickly-wooded shore whose low-Iring savan-
nabs extended for miles inland and floally and ab-
ruptly ended in a seeming straight line against the
massy bulk of the distant mountains. It was the
western end of' the island of La Espaflola, known to
the English as Hispaniola, and the coast along which
rhe Happy Addenture was sailing was that of what
was known in later days as the republic of Haitl.
But though the Spaniards had Inbabited His.
paniola for the past century and a balf, and al-
though among those distant tropical forests were
many Spanish settlements, no enemy ship put out
from shore in pursuit of the English vessel, and Cap-
tain Ballantyne, judging rightly, opined that the
Spaniards were lying low until Admiral Penn should
vacate the Spanish Mlain,
[L was Ballantyne's intention now to seek the
protection of Penn and Venables and, with the aid
of the naval artifleers in attendance on the Fleet,
so repair the Happy Adventure that. he might
beat up the North American coast and arrive
safely at the Virginia plantations. But the
ill-luck that had pursued the gallant old seaman
still dogged him and, three days later, while
the English merebantman was sailing along the
Caribbean shore of Hispaniola, disaster, complete and
terrible, overtook bim.
The Happy Adrlenture, running before the wind,
approached the! tive mile strait which lies between
Cape Beata, the most southerly projection of His.
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lady, and I cannot view with eqtuanimity your pre-
sence aboard this vessel, for I know that she cares
for you--and I am jealous of her love."
"Iq p. **' began Garry' in embarrassment.
"Master Graeme will not aunoy Lady M~anvers
with his attentions." declared the captain, frowninS
severely upon tbe worried young man, albeit with
the ghost of a twinkle in bbs ey.e **1 can promise
you that, Sir Howard."
G~arry. Looked down at his feet.
"I have no intention of annoying her," he began
nervously. "If I chance to see Lady "
"'You will not see her," retorted the captain.
"But--"
'"I can Dut you in irons for boarding this vessel
in the manner you did,"' interrupted Ballantynes
"and, much as I need your services now, I shall have
no hesitancy in doing so if you allow Lady M~an'
vers to suspect that you are a fellow passenger aboard
the Happ#U .ideraturer."
Garry stared at the seaman, made as if to
speakr, choked, and then, bowing low to the knight,
he retraced his steps and disappeared into the fore-
catl .

CHAPTER TWO

THE G;UARDIAN OF THE MALIN

UNDE "tropic skies and into tropic seas rolled
the Happy/ Adventure.s The blue of the sky was
minc~red by' ocean, and the silver-tipped waves,
speeding along before the balmy Ureezes, raced In
merry. frolic with the slow-moving merchantman.
Bright-bued, the nautilus floated, iridescent, upon
119 warm surface of the water. and before the ship's
upurll.\ed and ornamented beak. shoals of startled
flying-fish dived into the sea. the silvery sheen of
their dripping scales reflecting the rays of the startl-
ed sun*
The days grew ever longer as the ship was
steadily. blown toward the south and throughout their
sunny~ length Garry kept well away from the after-
part of the vessel, from which Joan rarely moved.
The constant sight of the girl and his inability to
approach her was galling to the harassed soul of the
youngE Scot. He longed to kiss the hem of those
dainty skirts, the colourful flutter of which, as the
Vagrant breeze played about the maiden's adored
figure, he so often saw from his position forward.
}le longed to make his presence known to her;
only~ the thought of what this rash act might en-
tail-the thought of being cast in irons and Imprl-
soned in one of the fillby, rat-ridden holds below
acted as a deterrent, and Garry, frantle with love
of her, resignedly kept himself out of Joan Manvers'
sight.
But there came a night when the Bappy Ad-
rventurer, despite tbe fact that she was now provided
with three serviceable jury-eails, floated motionless
under the low-hanging stars. Not a breath of aill
stirred the placid surface of the water, in whose
ebon depth the sky was reflected back as though
the vessel lay suspended between two firmaments.
No sound disturbed the utter silence in which
the vessel lay enwrapped. The two lanterns capt
their fitful circle of light around their immediate
vicinity and, fr~om the open forecastle hatch, a misty
glow wavered thereabouts. The watch forward lean-
ed against the barrel of tle capstan and whistled
to himself as thoughts of far-off Devon filled his
sleepy head and, idly standing by the wheel In the
afterpart of the vessel, Garry Graeme gazed up into
the heavens and his idle fancy traced the beloved
lineaments of his lost love in every thickly clustered
constellation.
There was absolutely no motion to the vessel
save that occasioned by the fugitive zephyr and
Garry had but to touch the wheel for a few minutes
at infrequent intervals. No person shared the watch
with him, and Captain Ballantyne, asleep In his
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the frigate, turned and camte down the wind with
her toward the BappyI Adventure.
The two vessels were but a cable's length apart
when, of a sudden, the space between them was MI-
ed with smoke and belching flame, and an awful
crashing noise, interspersed with the booming of
the cannon and the cries of stricken men floated
'down the wind toward the becalmed merchantman,
Without cessation the cannonade continued, the galle-
on pouring shot into her intrepid antagonist until
thrl upper works of the PrUdent1 Mar!T were but a
shattered mass of wreckage.
Garry, wide-eyed and fearful, gazed with fascina-
tion upon the stirring spectacle, and it was not until
Bir Howfard had been shaking his arm for some
moments that be became aware of the fact that the
aged knight had something of import to tell him.
"Look!" he shouted, and his voice could scarce
be heard above the thunder of the guns. "Look
at the gonfalon which floats from the mast head of
the frigate."
Garry looked to the top of the ship's mast where,
st times completely hidden by the smoke of battle.
a black standard floated in the breeze. He gazed at
it intently and then, as the smoke rifted for a
moment, he was horrified to see that upon the black
background a white skull and cross-bones was paint-
:ed.
"The Jolly Roger!" he exclahned. "That vessel's
a pirate!"
Captain Ballantyne heard his exclamation and
t'he In turn gianted up at the Prudent Mlar'y's flag.
"A mutineer!" he cried. "You ship has deserted
SPenn's fleet!"
The terrifying news that the vessel they had
considered a friend was nothing less than a pirate,
one of the many black scourges which infested
ithe tropical seas, spread quickly about the Happy
I Advnt~ure and it was with mixed feelings that the
people aboard the helpless vessel viewed the sanguin-
f ary combat*
,But, bunianeer or no. the sympathies of all were
with the plucky little Englishman who had seem-
ingly dropped from nowhere to their defence and,
as one of the galleon's masts, freighted with Its
cumbrous load of sail, sank slowly over the Span-
lard's side, a great cheer arose from the Happy
A ddvenure.
The Englishman twice endeavoured to board,
and was twice repulsed. Finally, after a half-hour
of fighting, both ships drew apart as If by mutual
consent while, like great dogs, they licked their
wounds. The galleon, with black holes in her sides


where the Pnrudent .ary's guns had torn her, drifted
slowly off down the wind, her deck a mass of bustl-
ing seamen who backed at the fallen debris with
axes, only pausing long enough to scuttle to cover
every time a shot from the HappyI Adventure's al-
most useless guns whistled overhead. From .the
jagged gaps in the garlleon'ri side, ominous scarlet
streams trickled down to spread sickeningly over
the I~mpid green of the Caribbean water, mute evi-
dence that the shors from the Prurdentl Mary had
reached their mark.
The Englishman was in no better plight though,
to be sure, his masts remained standing. More of the
Spaniard's shots had flown through the rigging than
had struck the pirate between wind and water,
but at that the decks were a battered shambles and
a raging fire blazed amidships. It was evident that
it was this fire that had caused the Englishman
to withdraw from the engagement. and it could be
seen that every surviving sailor aboard the pirate
was busy attempting to subdue the flames.
The Haprpy Adiernture slownly~ drifted until she
was broadside to the galleon and then, without
cessation, her gune were discharged, one after the
other, at the huge Spaniard. El Gran Orifon, as
though irritated by the ineffeitual fire of the armed
merchantman, withdrew out ofI gunshot range and
lay-to in the swell, half a league distant.
"'She's had a bellyfIul," *Iuoth Sir Howard hope-
fully-, regarding the swaying bulk of the galleon with
eyes in which the long dormant light of battle
glinted.
Ballantyne snorted.
"Mlethinks she hias still plemty of fight in her,'.
he said. "Of the two vessels the Prudecnt M~ary
is in the worst way. That Bre must be parlous near
her magazine."
That the pirate was in very great danger was
evinced by the volumes of black smoke which was
pouring out of her and by the consternation that
appeared to reign aboardl the vessel. The galleon,
sluggishly rolling to leeward of bet, was also aire
at one point but, as the low sails of the Happy Ad.
Icenlture again caughtr the wind and the merchant
slowly sailed toward El Gran Gl ifon. it was seen
that the Spaniards had extinguished the blaze and
now lay expectantly awaiting the on-coming mer-
chantman.
Garry glanced up into the set face of the cap.
tain as he steered his ves~sel toward the immense~ly
more powerfull Spaniard and (bough he shivered
with apprehension be could not but admire the des-


operate courage of the man in tbus seeking a Aight
against such tremendone odds.
"Age," responded Ballantyne grimly, in answer
to the bog's observation. "'Tis a hopeless light in
which we are about to engage, but better to perish
in battle than to be hunted down like rats by yon
Spanish dogs. We cannot escape, and I misdoubt
that the Prudent Miar! can be counted a factor in
the eight. A well-played shot might strike the Don
in her magazine, and we have that small cbance-
It we lose we will be slain by the Spaniards without
grace or ruth!"
The pirate ship was indeed no longer to be
reckoned with as a factor in t.he battle. While the
merchantman was still some distance from the galle-
on a great shout was heard from the Prudentl Mary
and, while the horrified seamen aboard the Happy
Adventure gazed at the doomed craft, the frantic
forms of the frightened pirates could be seen leap-
ing from her decks into the sea--then the ship dis-
appeared behind a hurtling mass of smoke and flame
above which spars, rigging, and other, more grue-
some, objects shot into the air, and a detonation,
which seemed to lift the Happy Aduenture bodily
from the water, shattered the calm midday.
A dreadful silence, punctuated by the spatter-
ing sound of things falling, followed the explosion
and, for a space, nought could be heard save the
flapping of the galleon's sails as she awaited the
merchantman. But the crew of El Gnras Grifon were
stunned by the terrific force of the explosion, for the
Happy Adventure sailed past the larger vessel with-
in a boat's length before the Spaniards awakened
to the fact that their prey was slipping away from
them.
A desultory shot was fired after the English
vessel wfhich, taking advantage of this uulooked-fo~r
oDportunity, sped away from her mighty antagon-
ist as fast as her stunted sails could calrr her.
The Happy AdvLenture was miles down the coast
and well out of gunshot range when El Gara G~rlfon
finally took up the pursuit.
Even in her crippled condition the galleon
could saiJ two miles to the Englishman's one, and
it was not long before a shot from El Gran Grifon's
forward guns splashed alongside the merchantman
and the desperate sailors aboard the Happy Ad-
venture knew that their doom was sealed.
The shots came faster and had it not been for
their execrable marksmanship the Spaniards would
soon have sunk the English vessel. But one or two
of1 their scattered shots told and, two hours after
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UR. IV. E. O. TCRVILL.. JP.

he in the most genial miood, anld yo~u will find that
vindictiveness or even linlgering resenrnment is im.
poJsible to his nature. Thus he has been recoenised
as a very courageous and independent man, and La
admired for it. He is also, recognised as a frank
and genuine kind of manl, and is ver? much Irked
because of, tbar.
It is safe to say that Mr;.Turvill is intensely
fond of Jamaica; he certainly ~has- shown a keen
interest in her affairs. He pla?-s an active and
highly usierul part In Jamaica's life. A Ju:stice or
the Peace for the pearish of Kingston. he is also a
member of the Council of the Jamaica Chamber of
Commerce and Merthants' Exchange. a Vice-Pre-
sident of the Jamaica Amateur Athlelir Association'
the Hjonorary Correspondent of the Royal Empire
Society, and a member of the Jamaica Cricker Asso-
clation. .Recently he became President of the Ja-
mzaica Automobile Association,. and with his usual
energy set himself out to reorganise that institu-
tion into renewed and increased usefulnessJ. His
aim is to double its memibership and to bring motor-
ists to recognize their obligations to themselves and
to the. public by makling arrangements (through the
Automobile Association) for increased safety and
also improved road facilities.
Sportsmen will remembers' that, asesociated with
Mlr. W'illiam Wilson--a man wrho, has done a great
deal in a public way for Jamaica-Mlr. Turvill help-
ed to raise a thousand pounds folr our Cricket Board
of Control, which was needed to finance the visit
of the Mi. C. C. in 1926. He has also been recognized
as a valuable assistant in highly serious matters.
Thus when the G~overnment wished to appoint a Com-
mission in 1929 to enquire into the administration
of tbe General Post Offlee, Mlr. Turvill was one of
the three men selected; and it was generally agreed
that those selected represented an admirable tribunal.
Someone has said that Mr. Tsirvill is the sort
of man that you would like to have on your side
in any~ trouble. It is true. Fo~r he has to the full
the John Bull qualities of tenacity c.nd genuineness;
he can always be depended upon to be a faithful
friend. Such a man naturally attracts the regard
of those with whom he comes into contact.
Mr. Tutrvill has been conneered w~ith the Nestle's
Yilk Company for over twenty years. He manages
the firm's local branch.
._____ -- _

indeed to be felicitated. Sir Knight." A sardonic
smile illumined his clear-cut features as be looked
toward Garry and he elyly sneered as he bowed


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shot decapitated the gallant old seamasn, Captain
Ballantyne. The ship wa then headed toward the
beachb in the desperate hope that by grounding the
vessel those aboard her might escape the Span-
~iards.
But a sunken reef of coral, sadly interfered
with their plans and dashed their mounting hopes.
The Hjap~py Adv~enture struck the reef with a sik-
ening scrunch while yet a mile from shore and, as
she lay helplessly aground, El ~ranr Grlfon poured a
hurricane of shot into her quivering hulk that wiell-
nigh rent the vessel in twain. For a while the
guns of the stranded ship returned the fire but'
one by one, they ceased their clamaour and at last
one of the sailors, in desperation, came up from
below with a white flag which he frantically waved
from the stern of the vessel.
The Spanish fire slackened and died, and El

I wred room hrsliandeeas idem anm vebd slo l
across the water toward the Happyl adventuree.
Under the direction of the mlaster's-mlare of tlhe maer*
chantman, a ladder was lowered down 'the side
toward which the Spaniard approached.
A tall, elegantrly-dressed mIAn stood in the stern
of the smll boat eyeing his battered prize with
scornful gaze. He was evidently a person of au-
thority for great deference was paid him when at
last the small boat scraped against the side of the
merchantman and he was assisted up the ladder.
It was a sullen little group that welcomed the
Spaniard when he trod the Hap~py adventure's splint-
ered deck. The stranger, garbed in handsomte c lothe.
from his wide, hell-cuffed boots, to the spotless
white plume in, his wide-brimmed hat, gazed arro-
gantly upon the men who stood before him.
"Your captain?"' he demanded in perfect Eng
lish.
"----lies yonder," replied the mnaster's-mate, in-
dicating the headless body of Ballanty~ne with a
motion of his hand,
The Spaniard walked daintily~ over the deck
toward the spot where lay the corpse and he gazed
down upon it with interest for a moment.
"Who now is in authority\ aboard this ship?"
he asked as he straightened up.
The master's-mate looked uncertainly toward Sir
H~oward before replying to this question.
"I am the ranking seaman aboard the Happy
Adaventure," he hesitantly stated. *but--but-"
"I will conduct negotiations for the surrender
of this vessel, sir," quoth the old knight with dig*
nity, "I, Sir Howard Ma~rnvers, at your service "
The Spaniard swept off his hat w'ith a 11ourish
and bowed low.
"~And I, Alonzo` Quesada y Perez, captain of
the galleon, El Gran Grifon, ctm your humble ser-
vant."
He replaced his hat and again addressed Sir
Howard-
"An' it please you, Sir Knight," he said, "i
would that you assembled your entire crewf--and
p~assengers--on desk."
"Will you grant us quarter?" bluntly asked the
master's-mate.
Don APlonzo Quesada, y Perez frowned upon the
speaker and then smilingly addressed Sir Howard
again. ..
"On the word of a Spaulsh gentleman, S~ir
Knight," he said suavely, "you will suffer no scathe."
~The master's-mate grunted cy'nically.
During the mustering of the crew three boat-
loads of soldiers arrived from the galleon and as
the sullen English sailors formed up in two lines
they gazed scornfully, but with ill-concealed, enrios*
ity, at the swarthy soldiers who stared back at
them.
G~arry meanwhile had hurried back with Sir
:Howard to the cabins in which the passengers were
huddled and as Joan passed him, on her way to
the deck, their hands crept unobserved together
in tender embrace. The women and children took
~their places behind the two lines of sailors, and as
this unexpcted assemblage appeared on deck, the
eyes of the Spaniards opened in surprise.
Don Alonzo glanced appraisingly from face to
face as the women passed him and when Joan ap.
peared he gave a gasp of admiration as he noted
her rare beauty, and when Sir Howard again came
on deck he began profluselyv to apologise for the
Deril ill which the: shots from El Gran Grlfon had
placed the women of the Happy Adrlenturre,
Sir Howard shrugged his shoulders, and Garry,
who followed close behind, gazed suspiciously at the
Spa~niard.
"It grieves me to think that my gallant Spanish
gunners were unwittingly putting in danger so de-
lcate and fragile a targo?," he said, eyeing Joan
with such fervour as to cause that young lady In-
tense embarrassment. "Yon fair damozel"--he in-
dicated Joan with a nod of the head-"is much too
dainty a wench to suffer imprisonment in such rude
quarters."
"Sirrah!'r exclaimed Sir Howard angrily. "You
are speaking of my wife!"
the hien I df looked with sla Ile unbelief into
noted the look of anger which had blazed in Garry's
eyes and he bowed to the older man.
"'Ab." he purred, recovering himself, "you are


himself away~ and gav'e whispered orders to, au~
officer who had accompanied him aboard the vessel.
Immediately the Spanish soldiers scattered about
the ship in strategic positions while a small guard
of about half' a score of men was left at the ladder-
head.
**The ladies wrll please to leave this ship.'
cried Don ASlonzo when the soldiers had been placed
to his liking. Then, as the women hesitated, "Be
not afraid." he counselled, "uo harm will befall you
and I can assure you that your quarters aboard El
G~ran G~irifn will be far more comfortable than those
to whell you have been accustomed aboard this
JLurry' \'essel."l
No move was made by the frightened womeu
to take advantage of his offer and, as they stood
in huddled indecision, two soldiers advanced and
fors.ibly dragged a whimpering girl to the side of
Theshis was mole than Garry Graeme could stand
an1d he stepped forward in angry remonstrance, but
the sight of a long Spanish dirk; pointed menacing-
I at his midriff caused him to reconsider his hasty
impulse and he drew back from the grinning rullian
who flourished the weapon.
-*Youu are y'ouug--and handsome, fair sir," ad-
jured Don Alonzo, who had observed the action,
and he smiled knowingly toward Joan M~anvers. "If
you value your life pray refrain from any further
untow~ard demonstration. MY sailors have little
iause this day' to feel kindly toward an Englishman;
but be not alarmed for the safety of these ladies--
thieir protection is my honoured responsibility."
And the struggling maiden was dragged f'orth-
with!l ov,\er the side oft the vessel and lightly lowered
to a waitiug boat.
One Iby one the w~hite-iaced women and girls
were~ plaed ln tbe little craft. but when the first
w hihi was hurried to the rall oue of the attendant
~saiclos seizeed it roughly and foricibly took it from
its uwcther.. As the terrified and fainting woman
wi~as pulled rudely toward the ladder, Don Alonzo
gave an order whics was not audible to the mutter-
ing Englishmen, and the child was restored to its
franter parent. The remaining children, four in all,
were allowed to accompany their mothers, and soon
every woman but Joan Mlanvers was in the tossing
little boat.
**An it please yoru, my lady." suggested Quesada
suavely, smiling toward Joan and indicating the
ship's ladder.
**I prefer to remain with my husband," was
the colld and haughty~ answer, though Garry noted
that a slight tremor shook her voice
**Sir Howard whill join you later." was the reply,
and a baneful light gleamed in the Spaniard's
eyes.
"'Come. my lady, the boat is waiting."
Two sailors approached hler and Garry stepped
in front of the maiden.
"Nay. Master Graeme," remonstrated the old
knight, stepping out beside the younger man. "Tt
is my privilege to defend my wife." He moved with
dignity and smiled upon the boy with kindly eyes.
**But, sir--" remonstrated Garry, but he was
che~cked by the gentle voice of his beloved.
''Prayv place yourselve~s in no danger ou my
account." pleaded Joan, and she stepped between the
two men. "I have banged my mind-that is my
privilege," she smiled sadly. "and I will do as our
host has suggested."
Without further word to the two men shbe walk-
ed over to Quesada, who gallantly took her prolbered
liand and escorted her to thr( slip's rail. Gruffly
ordering his sailors out of the way. the Spaniard
assisted the girl down the ladder and, when he
Itad seen her comfortably placed in the little boat,
he returned to the deck.
His glance travelled to the stern of the ship
w~here, trussed by a great rope, lay the solitary
craft that was left the Happry Adventure after the
great storm.
"Ylou will lower that boar," he commanded, ad-
dressinig the master's-mate, **and pick from among
your crew half a score of able seamen. The rest
of you," he continued. looking craftily at Sir How-
ard and his young companion, "will remain aboard
this vessel until I can safely send you elsewhere."
The English sailors, for the most part, stood
in their lines, but a craven few surrounded the
master's-mate and begged to be allowed to man the
small boat. With an imperious motion of his arm
the mate ordered these men to loosen and lower the
boat and as the last of the Spaniards was descend-
ing the rope ladder the merchantman's boat round-
ed the stern of the Hap-py A~lcnherre and made for
El Granr Grifon.
Garry Graeme and Sir Howard Mlan\.ers had
not moved from their positions at the head of the
line of sailors, and they stood with folded arms as
Quesada mockingly bowed to them and disappeared
over the ship's rail. nor did they acknowledge his
parting salutation.
"Think you that we will be left to starve on
this ship?" asked Carry uneasily as he watched the
li' bear boats auppdroachT te hig ie erthe ga leon.
w'ater-and the last drop has been spilled out of
the butts by the Spaniard's fire."
(Continued on Page 28).


A Sterhing Personahtiy
A Ilttle over forty years ago Mr. H'. E. O. Tur-
vill wras born at Chiselhurst in Kent, and when
158 had reached school age w...s .cent to AIlleyn's
school, Dulwiih, and af'terwa~rds to King's College
of London University. One pictures young Turvill
as a rulddy. full-blooided. high-spirited boy, ready to
fight any other chap whbo shoulrl c~halle~nge him, and
as ready to gr~asp Lanlds andl be goold friends the
moment the ecocuunter was ended. That was his
disposqition as a .south,. and [L~t i* his~ disposition
as at man.
Mr. Turvill has been in Jamaica for nearly ten
years, and there is no one here w~ho would suggest
for a moment that he is afraid of any man. Challenge
his opinions, or even provoke them, and Turvill
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known of your affection for Joan ever since you re-
turned to your Scottish hille"
Sir Howard studied Garry under raised brows,
and he frowned perplexedly.
"Are you not a Papist?" he asked suddenly. "Are
you not a member of the Roman Church?"
Garry defiantly nodded his head.
''Aye,"' he said doggedly, "else I could not have
resided in Spain as I did after Wborcester. But I
love Joan none the less for that--she was a Catholic
before she married you."
ILanvers drew himself away from the young
Score and carefully studied him. About the two men
the anxious sailors walked, and they talked in little
nervous groups the while they speculated as to the
fate that was in store for them. The boats had all
been hoisted aboard the galleon, with the exception
of the one that belonged to the Hlappy Aidventure.
This boat had been cast adrift and now bobbed light-
ly on the waves as it slowly drifted toward shore.
-"How now!" ejaculated Sir Howard Manvers at
last, after intently regarding his young rival for a
space. "'Why did )ou not crave protection of Quesa-
da on account of your faith and go with her? You
wouldl have aved your skin-you would have ac-
companied y~our love, and"-he laughed bitterlg-
'you would have been spared the obtrusive presence
of Joan's useless old husband. Tell me, why did you
elay?'
G;arry flushed.
"I could notJ go." be said, "and leave you sore
distressed with jealou4\ of me. Besides. I am a
Scotsman and no man of my~ rare would desert his
friends in time of per~il."
"And you consider me ,tour friend?" mused Sir
Howanrd wonderingly. "I. who fought in the Eng-
lish Army w-hiih defeated the Scots at WVorcetster;
wfho ruled as a conque~ror oiver y.our sequestered
estates; anti w~ho inally married the lady of your
choice!"
The boy~ bit his lip as he gazed toward tbs
galleon.
I am a Scursman." he repeated.
"Than whom exists no more courageous a peo-
ple."' declared Masnvers w-armly. "And I misdoubL
you'll need all your courage before long. my boy.
You Spaniard Is about to blow this vessel to
pieces!"
And it would seem that such was indeed the
case. The galleon slowly moved along behind the
stern of' the Happy A~drentutre and her sails were
hoisted into position. W'ith her gunports uncovered
and the black muzzles of nearly three-score cannon
pointed toward them, the grimly waiting Englishmen
fully expected each moment to hear the crash of
her broadside and. when two small culverins. mount-
ed on the deck, sutddenly opened Gire, every man's
head was instinctively lowered.
But the Spaniard was not firing at the Happy
Adtlenture. The small ship's boat, idly drifting to-
ward the shore, was the target upon which El Gran
Grifon's ammunition was being expended. But, as
the galleojn got farther and farther away, her shots
became wilder and finally ceased altogether without
having inflicted any damage upon the tiny boat which
mlerrily bobbed its way shorewards.
When it was realized that, El Gran Grifonr was
leaving them to their fate and was sailing away a
hoarse sigh of anguish arose from those men whose
wives and children had been taken aboard the Span-
iard. Sir Howard gazed after the ship, white-faced
and dry-eyed, and he raised his clenched fists to-
ward heaven as he called down curse after curse upon
the devils who had robbed him of his bride.
Carry closed his eyes In agony, but he made
no sound. Around him men were cursing and cry-
ing. while those who had not been despoiled stood
in atlent groups gazing after the fast-disappearing
galleon.
"She will be making for Santo Domingo," said
one, spitting scornfully over the side. "The Done
will sing a Tc Deurn to-morrown over today's work.'..
"GCramerlcy!" exclaimed another. **I would have
sold my Jife for a silver groat an hour agone; now
there is nought to binder us from swimming ashore
aud living like princes."
--Nought to hinder us from swimming ashore?"
repeated the first.. "Stupid lout! Thinkest thou that
you great inh would have nought to say in the
matter?
He pointed to the shimmering water where, like
black logs sunk just beneath the surface, several
dark, sinister shapes slowly patrolled tbe vessel.
Occasionally one of the sharks would rise as though
to get a closer view of liis intended victims, and
at such times the sharp edge of his triangular dorsal
fin would cleave the surface.
"At least there Is a chance that Admiral Penn
may yet pick us off this wreck," said Garry to Sir
Hioward a short time later as the two men feared
with straining eyes at the distant white speck that
was El Gran Grifon.
Mlanvers shuddered. ,
"'I do not understand it," he said. "It is not
like the Dons to spare their enemies in this fashion.
I mistrust the dogs!"
But his wonder was changed to enlightenment,
and hris enlightenment to alarm a short time later
when one of the men who had gone below to athead


Lbe wounded ca~me bursting out on deck again, his
eyes dilated with fear.
"Good lack!" he cried. **The ship's afire! God
help us! God help us!"
Garry. sprang quickly to his feet and looked to-
ward the open doorway from which the alarmed man
had leaped, but he could see no sign of smoke. He
remembered that he had several times noticed a
distinelly pungent and arid odour since the galleon
had left them, and he had attributed it to stray
wisps of smoke from the guns of El Gran Grifon
and had so dismissed the trivial matter from his
mind. Now., as he entered the doorway, be smelled
again the odour that had made itself noticeable
some time before and, as he descended the starir-
w-ay which led from the covered forecastle to the
deck below, the smell of smoke became unmle~tak-
able.
The gun deck was a shambles. Here, between
the inf'requent cannon, had been stored the water-
butts and personal articles belonging to the crew
and here the crew had slept, gamed, and manned
their guns, and here a score of the gallant fellows
had met their death in the destruction that had
been wrought by the guns of El Gran Grifon.
But it was not the sight of the dismembq~red
bodies, nor the weakening cries of the wounded that
engaged Garryv's attention. He ran hastily aft, mak-
lng his way as best he could over the hideous ddbrie
that strew~ed his path aud, arriving at the after-
bulkbead, he flung open a door from which a grey
wisp of smoke was stealing, and then staggered back
as a roaring \'olume of smoke anid Hame leaped out
at him.
The Spaniards had set tbe ship afire before
abandoning her crew to their fate!

CHAPTER THREE

AT THE MlERCY OF THE DON
fHE sudden Aroused Joan from the stupor into which she
had fallen. She rose from the couch upon which
she had sunk and walked over' to the ornately de-
clorated port of Quesada's cabin to see what this fresh
disturbance might portend. The sight of the small
boat, dancing upon the shimmering sea, surrounded
by spouting geysers of water where the shots were
splashing. reassured her, for she feared that. the
Spaniards might be up to some more of their devFiltry
-and the thought of her husband, and of her lover,
was ever before her.
Puzzled somew~hat by' the Spaniar~d's actions, but
tCoo much ov'erw~rOUght to give it much thought, Joan
stumbled back to the couch and wearily threw haer
self down upon it. When Quesada had led her
directly to his room and had bade her rest, she was
much too embausted by the recent momentous turn
of events to do other than obey and, though Sir
Howard-and Garry--had been left aboard the HapDU
Adventure, she had not the slightest doubt that they
would follow later-for bad not Don Alonzo so as-
sured her?
Where the orber English women had been taken
Joan had not the vaguest idea, nor did she carc
overmuch at the preseul moment. Sudice it that
she was alone anid unmolested, for she was tired--
so tiredl--
The English captives had been much impressed
by the size and magnificence of the Spanish galleon
and even Joan herself, despite her perturbation,
bad looked with interest upon her bloodied decks.
El Grar Grifonl was a tremendous vessel--larger
far than auy ship fgling the English Bag--and the or-
nate richness of her fittings, the marvellously carved
rails and gorgeously-painted decks and master, aroused
in the captive Englishmen awed expressions of re-
luctant admiration. The effect was marred some-
what, to be sure, by the ghastly signs of recent.
battle, the quiet forms which lay scattered about
the deck, and over each of which in turn a priest.
accompanied by two rickly-dressed acolytes, bent
and muttered a prayer; the shattered and furrowed
decks, the charred and blackened deck-bouses where
the fire had raged.
The master's male and his frightened band of
compatriots were chained togetber and,, grouped
about the base of the shattered mast, they stood,
looking defiantly at the direle of hostile and jeering
Spaniards who surrounded them, as Joan was courte-
ously led aft to his own luxurious apartments by
Quesada.
Here the Spaniard had left her, after assuring
her that the cabin was her own and that she would
not be disturbed, and he had then closed the door
and retired. The beauty and richness of the cap-
tain's quarters were not lost upon the anxious maid-
en, and her eyes opened ever wider in wonder as
she gazed upon the gold and allver ornaments, the
rich rugs and Lapestries, and the marvellous and in-
tricate carvings with which every article of furni-
ture was covered. These rooms had suffered little
damage srom the Prudent Miaryl's bombardment
though, upon the polished mahogany floor of the
main cabin, several fragile dishes lay in scattered
fragments--due, no doubt, to the concussion of the
guns and to the tremendous shock of the pirate's
broadsides. Such sybaritic luxury as this had never
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(C'ontinued from Page 6").
gtr HowPard shook his head, but be did not
reply. Garry knew that his thoughts were with
his lady and he, though he almost bit his tongue
with anxiety for the safety of his beloved, could
not but sympathise with him.
"Quesada said that-that be would be responsible
f~or her safety," he ventured at last, and Sir Howard
turned a listless eye upon him.
"The word of a Spaniard is valueless," he said
wearily, and his old limbs shook so that he was
hard put to remain upon his feet. Garry stepped
over to the older man's side and tenderly played an
arm about his shoulders. A tear dropped down his
cheek, and it was not entirely for sympathy with Sir
Howard that this unseemly emotion affected him.
The other glanced up into Garry's face and he
smiled understanding.
"You love her, too, myr boy," he said. "Nay,
do not deny it--'tis an open secret, and I have








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she wFas not fabricating a tale to account for its dis-
3ppearance intos her own stomach But she answered
quite clearly\. was believed, and the police reported
the matter to headquarters, and it got into the news-
rpSers- And or course the bandit's stricrures on the
qtuantityv and quality of' the lunch were repeated by
r .eryone--lile maid had told everything--and that
seriadt child was soundly flogged by her mistress for
batine Said far'II. too Ulh.
For oft course many nasty' persons professed to
he vastly amused at the sort of lunch that M~r.
.11ulboo~nie had. and his social position was almost
imlperilled by this disiiovery of a strict domestic
economy. Mlrs. Mulbouuir nas a woman who dress-
ed very well, gave herself airs, and was accordingly
envied and hated and much sought-after by others
of more or less her own class. None of these had
ever sus~pected that she sent down a very meagre
meal to her husband in the daytime. and when some-
one suggested that the two small beefballs had pro-
bably been made ruL of the remnants of the previous
evening s dinner beef-which as a mater of fact
the? had been--it was generally voted that Mlrs.
hlulboonie was a bit of a social fraud.
In a country where the traditions of a good table
are held in high regard, and where it is considered
almost a sin to stint one's stomach, even the poorest
makes pretence to be generous in the matter of food.
To defy this convention one must be wealthy or so
highly placed that no suspicion of parsimony can at-
tach to frugality in food. Unhappily the family with
whom the little servant worked was not among the
highest in the land; consecquently it could not pre-
tend surccssfully that it despised lunch or was mere-
ly carrying out a special system of dieting. One
does no-t diet on b~eeballs and yam. That is ordinary
fa re. The exposure was therefore complete. No
explanation could palliate it. It was a thorough
humiliation. No wonder that the little serv~ant was
\indictively castigated. though it is dificult to per-
ceive her conscious guilt In the matter.
In a confused sort of w~ay this story reached the
ears of other little servants. who at once transform-
.ed themselves into bandits and calmly consumed
lunches w'ith which the?' were entrusted. Urpon their
co~nidently presenting themselves at their several
domiciles. wnith the story that they' had been attack-
Ed and their charges ruled. they were flogged w~ith-
outL further investigation, on the general principle
that. even if heir tale were true, it should be borne
in upon them that the duty of little girls was to de-
fend heir lunlch-trray against burly~ and desperate
mien ev'en to the dearb. Their shrewd mistresses.
how~e\er. did no~t for1 the miost part believe them.


CHAPTER FI'E

SOME SOCIAL EFFECTS
QURING; the next few daysj banditry of a kiunrl
L/undoubtedly increased in Kiingston. Whboev-r
miay ha\.e been the or iginall bandits, there was no
question about it that, as Inspector M~ight had said.
every r~ascal now' aspired to become a bandit with a
method of his own. Since daring and swiftness
seemed to be soi successful, the ordinary sneak tbief
and baby ro~bber norw came o~ut into the open when-
ever be thought there was a good opportunity- of mak-
ing a haul, and so ano astonishing number of petty
thefts were committed in the streets in broad day-
light, to the indignation of the police and the con-
sternation of the city 8 inhabitants.
A\ little girl, carrying her master's luncheon from
his home to his office. was stopped o~ne day in tbe
Elletson Road by a bulking creature who demanded
that she should show him abhat she had in the tra.v.
Slared to death, she glanced up and down that thor-
oug~hfare, which is not much frequented at midday\,
and saw no one approaching to whom she could ap-
peal fo~r help. True, there were houses on either
side oft the road. but these were closed, their
inmates w'ere probably in the rear rooms or the
yard, and she realized that before her voice could
Ireach them and tbey could come to her assistance
she might be knocked down or perhaps even mur-
dered b' the great brute whose look and tones were
so) dreadfully intimidating. Consequently she at once
admitted that she was taking down her master's
luncheon. He ordered h( r to give it to him: mak-
ing it plain that if anyone should come along while
be wass eating it--if it w~ere fit for him to eat--she
must pretend as though she were selling him some-
thiing. Otherwise--a aignificant gesture warned the
gir~l that disobedience might mean the end of her
life. She tremblingly promised to obey.
So seated on a7 gatestep the thief devoured the
bumble repast of the gentleman downtown, making
meanwhile uncomplimentary remarks about the two
small beefbtalls, the little beap of boiled rice, the
two bits of y'am and the tiny loaf of bread of
abich that luncheon ioneirtedl. He was contemptu-
,jus oft the meals eaten by members of the better
classes, and instrusled the girl to repeat his words
without extenuarion. He finished his meal quickly.
buried away, turning into a side-street as quickly
as he could. She. on hier part, had sullicient wit to
lunl to the nearest policeman and describe her ad-
\enture. The policeman took her to the Police Sta-
rion in that vicinity,- where she was crose-examined
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about another and give~ the Police a tip. Profession-
al jealousy, you know'."
"'So that is your happy accident," commented Mlr.
Far~nley. "It isn't much to, depend on, Mlight. I
can't say I share Mr's Mlarshall's enthusiasm, I
m~ove about a good deal, and I don't want to be held
up by any' bandit. I have a rev~olver too, but I uin-
derstand that if y~ou shoot a bandit in this country
you are liable, unless you can clear~lv prove self-de-
fense, to be indicted for wilful murder!"
"How ridiculous!" exclaimed Mrse Chisholm.
"Perfect folly." M\r. Pugsley agreed, "but I ha'e
alwraysJ Lajd that in this country the laws are made
for the benefit of criminals."
"The criminals don't think so," said Inspector
11'eeping. He rose. "I think I must be trotting oil
nowr.
Inspector Mlight followed his example "'How- are
)o:u getting o~n w~ith your rebearsalsl" he asked
G~race-
He referred to the rehearsals for a variety per-
folrmance,, known as Cream and Chocolates. Lhat
were just then taking place at the W\ard Theatre.
The performance was being stage-managed by Mlr.
Downhaml Lindsey, an amateur who loved theatricals-.
and Mlr. Lindsey had collected all the talent and
beauty he could find to aid him in making the play
a success. Grace had not been in the island for t~o
weeks before she was asked to take part, and now
she had begun to w\ork in good earnest. Faroley
had also been roped in. He had laughingly protest-
ed at first, but had yielded good-natur'edly'; both
he and Orace were playing In one scene, and no, great
demand was made upon their time. They had
no dancing to do, and it was the dancers wbo had to ,
attend most of the rehearsals. But on certain even-
ings both Grace and Farnley~ had to be at the The-
arre. and this evening was one.
"R~ippingly," answered Grace. "I just love it.'
"I don't." said Farnley; "'but I believe in a
peaceful life. Downham would not allow me to
stay out."
"'I have heard,'' said Inspector Might, "that part
of 'our act is a skit on the Police written by Mlr.
Cumpidion; why can't you people leave the Police
alone?"
**Because they' are so interedsting." said Grace.
"W\hat should we do without them?"
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Fi nwin tem otesntal tu"'!'""d of the t 'erage

ci lusion that. "a lot of hanky-panky" v..s taking place
ri ut f :::::::::oridbeigng acousedof. acde t wih
r the increase of banditryv, real and alleged, there also
went an increase of corporal punishment, and while
!:the columns of the newspapers rang with reports
I of desperate dleedrj. sundry yards of the city re-ecchoed
the bowls of diminutive bandits whose pleasurable
gastronomic career was being iut shocrt with bloWS a
bestowed ulponl a very sensitive ee tion oft the human
frame.
Yet it could not b~e dispurted that tier'ts were
b; eing oIpenly conmmirtre in the c~ity.
C One af~teronnon a lady. apparentl? f'rail, wasR weak
I ing up one oft the city's lanes. on her way home
a from work. In her hand she held a small bag by its
strap. Suddenly she felt a sharp pull at her hand;
Ishe had been holding the strap firmly, otherwise
I' the bag would have been wrenched out of her grasp.
She turned; a man had her bag in his hand and
was trying to tear it from her. The lady' acted on
a wise impulse. She screamed aloud for help, at, the
I: e ame time sbe lifted her leg and kicked her aggressor
viciously in the lower part of the abdomen, causing
him to collapse immediately in surprise and pain.
He had not calculated upon such a counter-attack,
and no one looking at the lady' would have co~n-
ceived her capable of it. In pain though he was'
the man scrambled to his feet immediately and start-
I: ed to run down the lane, but there were plenty of
people about and these had heard the lady's cr:
one or two of' them hall even ritnessed the encount-
er. They gave chase; pain impeded the thief's move-
ments: he was eaeilr captured after a brief struggle.
Fand a policeman led him rriumphantly to the gaol-
The next day the local Press chronicled the iapture
BIof the first bandit, and it made a heroine o-f the
lady. One of the newspaper caricaturists, carried
a~ way by enthusiasm, even drew a picture of her
kicking the bandit. but as he elevated her leg: too
:much, attenuated her form to) the dimensions of a
Lead pencil, and gavet to her. face a particularly \.il.
lainous expression, her lawyer wrote to the paper
I;the next day threatening a libel action. The case
m. dascomp omise wsoarpa few plainds,oant i c e
t Identified w~ith the ver~y worst imaginable description
E.of banditry. The srtaff devoutly hoped that some day
t she would be mulrdered.

and agener I situlato was T-l) ar ron 1yers
ous couple, wishing to be for a few hours far from
-:.. the adding crowd, to betake themselves to somle
.eeduded seabeach or other lover's rendez\'ous, to
gaze at (be moon or to listen to the sad seawraves,
and whisper love words in one another a ear~s. They
had to do that at hiome now. or not at all: the fear
.of the bandits was on the lovers also. And some
chauffeurs suffered cruelly How could a chauffeur
H urreptitiously- borrow his master's ear, at about
e. leven o'clock at night, and take his fr~iends foar a
Ilightning joy-ride when he might at any moment be
['stopped by the police and asked who he was. whose
e ar be was driving, and what was bis errand just
Thenn' A chauffeur intent upon a Joy-ride would have
Scared little for the bandit. A man going at forty
or fifty miles an hour could calculate that no bandit
could stop him easily he would probably be taken
f' or a bandit himself, and dog does no:t eat dog.
But the police might fire and the police would cer-
tainly pursue. Above all. the: police would be im-
pertinently inquisitive and would investigate. There
was a law against taking out a car without permis-
slan. This law was applied to all chauffeurs caught
in the act, unless one ran down a pedestrian, apld
was arrested and tried for manslaughter. In that
case, one: might reasonably hope to be hono~urably
sq. aluirted, and then of course one sullered no term
of Incarceration. But one could not always hope to
kill a man or woman on a joy-ride, and in any case
L that sort of thing interrupted the perfect happi-
ness of driving along at full speed. So all those
Ichauffeurs who loved these secret rides in borrowed
oa re were constrained to abandon them for a while.
They were particularlY bitter against the bandits.
There! was an increase of dogs in the city and
the towns of Jamaica. Kiingston and the several
towns of Jamaica bad always been renowned for the
number of noisy' dogs contained therein: every man
who could not afford to feed a dog kept one, as
well as those who could afford to feed them. Whether
i It was love of animals or pride of possession that
Sled to this universal keeping of dogs some anxious
r. enquirers had never been able to determine: but it
had been suggested that as a dog could always be
sold for something, while a puss had no market price.
perhaps that was why everybody who had a dog
C:would never get rid of it, while kittens were drown.
ed with the utmost readiness and cheerfulness. Be-
aldee, the Government taxed dogs. while leaving cats
alone. And it added to the purer and higher joys
of 6 life to cheat the Government out of the dog-tax:
after all, a Government exists to be cheated. So
togs were a universal possession. but now there was
a perfect rage for adding to one's number of dogs,
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was in her way; she could not perceive It, kiuer\ or
remembered nothing about it. and camle heavily to
the ground, happily sustaining no personal injury'
Then her c~rams~ aros,jp and the- friends outside,
turning pale but tendered h~oldf by the \ariousj drinks
they had Imtbabed at the parry, hurried into the pre
mises.. One found the witc~h and p~ickedl up the
screaming gir~l. And bigh above the tumult came the
sugpp~ileaion of the master of the house, that the
bandits shoulld b~e seized fot'lhw~ith and he himself
rescued from a iiruel and untimely death.
All this rather helped nand encouraged the real
bandits, the people who were robbing onl a consider-
able scale. It indiicated the general confusion and
Ilniertainty, it enabled them to lay\ their plans and
thien act swiftly;. for all these puerile precautions
did not seem to trouble them. One night, in a coun-
try town about twenty\ miles from Kiingston, two
stores nere broken open and two hundred and fift)
pounds takec. It was a Saturday night; the bandits
knew that money takeno in on Saturday--these stores
didl a large country! wholesale and retail business-
courld not be lodged in the banks, which closed at
one o'clock on Satuldays. The money w~as there-
f,,re likely to be in chests on the premises, o:r in the
h~ouses of' the storekeepers, and after' midnight every'
one would be tired and sleeping soundly They act-
ed on their calculations: they, were easIly sumessful.
And no one could guiss where the next blowR would
fall.

CHAPTER SIX

BADGERING THE POLICE
Tis said that in the days of the Terror,. during
the French Revolutioln r\hen the heads of men
;and women were falling tick and fast on the guillo-
thne. the people of Paris gave themselves over to
gaietyr; the people laughed and danced and enjoyeI
themselves, though at any' moment any of' them
might also be among the victims ofI the Terror.
So it was In Jamaica durlsay he Days of the
Ba ud i ts
The blstorian of that period may well question
whether the inhabitants of the country as a whole
liesented banditry as much as it was imagined that
they did. It was rather pleasant than otherwise to live
in the midst of a peril which, after all, could only
strike a comparative few. However that may be, it is
indisputable that the season's usual enjoyments went
on much as usual; parries were held, dances give, ~
.the races were planned, the great amateur entertain
inent of crleam and Chocolates would take place even
did tlje bandits rob the sc~ener of' thle Ward Thleatre
itself
The first perflormane of Cream and Chocolaten
toorlk Ilace towards the latter part ojf December. Til"
theatre wras Icrowded The amateurs w~ere all w'e -
kn\'l apeoplij.d .nd, t olf them wvereo silent e
.talent, had worked har'd and well; these two hiad not
sparedell vhusl. g a ten fist ( th~t wol rdtdel'e -
entertainment consisted of a series of sketebes inter-
,spersed writh dancing; and as the dancers were all
!oung and prely,. and w~ore at times somnewhat dar-
ing iostumcs, the patrons were delighted.
Some of' the sketches were poorer than the others,
but there was one masterpiece. It had been written
by Mri. Cumpidion. as mentioned in a previous ebap-
ter, aend wass all about the police and their wa! of
bandiling situations
Mlr. Cutupidion was a le\'err man. both as a skit-
writer and as an actor'. It was rumored too that
his sketch had been touched uip by Mlr Farnley, who.
(Continuedn on Page 3.5).


would scare the miscreant from his intended object

Dogs were now, therefore, imported by the hun-
dreds from the country districts; the buying and
selling of dogs became a new local industry, and one
ingenious politician, in a long and eloquent speech,
insisted that this new industry should be protected
by a heavy import tax. No dogs from outside the
colony, he contended, should be brought in to com-
Det with the native product. It was pointed out
to him, that none ever wer. He replied that he had
to think of the future, of generations yet unborn,
and that if something were not done at once in pro-
tection of native do~gs, we might find, ten, fifteen,
are, twpenty years hence, that foreign dogs would be
brought in, and what then would become of the local
canine?
This argument was generally held to be unans-
w'erable; unfortunately this gentleman himself pur
chased a new dog from the country, a savage, hun-
gry brute. And one night, before the animal had
had time to get used to him, he was promptly bitten
by it on returning home at an unusually late hour.
A neat bit of flesh was taken out of the calf of
his leg by the ignorant beast, whbo could not dis.
tinguish between a patriot and A bandit, and the
ravings and cursings of that patr~ior were described
by those wiho heard them as somelbing shocking. He
pronounced doom uluon, the dog that very mornent,
and would himself had kicked it to death, had he
not been deterred by feelings olf dliscretion. The very
next day he htad it drownd. and subseluently his
;.alenticon wasc devoted to mother~ political qule-tions.
A str~ong letter appearing a wecek after, in one of the
local papers, and enqulis ing bitterly why the Gov-
ernment permitted Kiingston to be infected with an
epidemic of dogs, was believed by some who knew
him to be from his pen. But as the letter was anony-
mous the truth will never be known.
Carpenters did quite a respectable little business
in errengthening doors and Bthing locks, and ingeni-
ous householders contrived all -sirts of means for
being instantly awakened w~hen danger threatened.
One man had a cord att~ahchd tol his leg, the other
end of it beine tied to rhe handle of his front door'
which opened outwards. He argued that if the band-
its (as all burglars' were nown called) should at-
tempt to come in by the front door, the cord would
jerk his leg and then he would know what to do.
Besides, a cord stretched across the drawing room
would probably\ be stumbled upon or in some way
be disturbed by the muiduirht marauder, if the lat-
ter chanced to make an entry by one of the win-
dows. Thus the hlouseholdgr was prepaled for all-
pr'obable emergencies.
The first night be iried this ingenious device, he
eirber forgot to tell his eldest daughter all abolut it,
or she forjrot that she Ihad been told. Any'how, she
went to a party, stayed ojut late, and. having a key
of her ow~n-t~he light had been left burning in her
bedro:orn-qruierl~y proceeded to let herseelf' in cn ar-
riving back home. Solie friends, who had brought
her home in a car, were still linpering at the rate
until she shoulld be af'e inside, w~hen they beard a
terrific clamour. Daughter had opened the door and
Dulled it towards her, and father had received a
sudden, severe jerk; or the leg. whichb. awakening him
instantly, bad convinlced him at the moment that his
house wats now crowded with bandits. He had calcu-
lated upon one bandit. He now believed that there
were at least a donzen t? face. H~e felt, he could not
face a doazen such murdlerous characters, and that even
one might be hipbly- dangerous. So he emitted a
roar for help, threws himself off the bed and di\ed
underneath i!--saftyc first! Startled as his dauug-
ter naturally w-av. -he hulrtied in the direction where
she knew the electric

NKing Street, the principal th~oroughlare of Kilng-
ston, stands a handsome building which has be-
come a household word in Jamlaicai. It Is enough
to mention the Bank of Nova Scotia. Everybody
knows where it is situated; everybody also knows
bow smoothly it. functions and how amicable are Its
relations with tbe inv'esting and borrowing public.
This was the second private bank to be estab-
liihed in Jamaica. It is also the second oldest bank
in the Dominion of Canada. It was established in
Halifax in 1832 with a tiny capital of 50,000; It first
laid its foundations in Jamalea in 1889 when a Mr.
\\illiam E. Stavert came here as its manager and
opened the business. Mlr. W'illiam Stavert became
Sir WVilliam Stavert, and a man to be reckoned with
in fluencial circles in the Ma~ritime Provinces of
Canada. The Jamaica branch of the Bank of Nova
Sco)tia grew steadily in this country and became a
banking institution of considerable importance.
It has always been well served by its managers
and its staff. The present Manager, Mr. GI. C. Wain-
w~right, came to Jamaica in 1923 and very quickly
succeeded in makring himself a popular and repre-
sentative figure. Mr. Wainwright is greatly liked
on account of his frank manner, businesslike attitude
and unfailing courtesy. Everybhody knows him; he
is liked; and under his administration the Bank has
continued to progress. He hasl built upon the found-
ation laid by Sir William Stayedt, and be has been
building firmly and well.
In the Legislative Council not long ago it was
suggested by a legislator that about eighty per cent.
af employees in all firms operating in this country
should be natives. In replying to that suggestion
someone asked how subh a rule could apply to the
Canadian Banks which, naturally, would employ a
certain percentage of Ca~nadians. But as a matter of
f'act business houses in Jamaica, whether Canadian,
American, English or Jamaican, endeavour to em-
ploy natives of ability and integrity, and this applies
as much to the Banks as to any other business in-
stitution. The Bank of Nova Scotta, for instance, has
eleven branches besides its headquarters in Jamaica
to,-day. These branches are to be found in every
parish except Hanover and Trelaway-. And nearly
eerrrlone of themr is malnned entirely by trative-born
Jamaoicans.
WSe once heard a Canadian lady ask the present
lblanager of' the Bank of Nova Scotia if he could find
employ'ment for one or two Canadian girls who wish-
ed to come toi Jamaica. His answer was that Drefer-
ence in his bank w~al always given to tbe Jamal'ian
and that he saw no reason to depart from this policy.
Consequently the Bank of Nova Scoria in Jamaica is
a Canadian-Jamaican institution In all its branebes
a complete banking business is conducted. A Say-
ingsj Department is also operated, and loans are made
to- planters. settlers. merebants and others. and stead-
ily~ its popularity increased.
Realising that the connection between Jamaica
and Canada would develop, the Bank of Nova Scotia
hias from its meception in Jamaica tifrecred its efforts
to the building up of closer trade relations between
Jamnaica and Canada. Starting. na has been said
abov~e, with but 50,000r nearly a hundred years ago,
its c-apital is now nearly two million pounds, its re-
serv\e fund four million Dounds anc: its assets fiftyt-
asi million pounds. In 1913 it tool: over the Bank
ofI New Brunsw~ick and in 191-1 it, bought out the
Aletropolitsu Bank: in 1919 it amalgamated with the
Bank of Otnawa Thus it bes -trengthened itself in
Canada and in Jamaica, and its forwrard-looking at-
tinilde has b~een rew~arded with an increase of bust-
ne--- ant d o confidence here It is now one of our
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E~e Jmarca Bandits
(C'ontinuedl frora Page 84).
]lke himself, had a part in it. Farnley had added a
Jewa~ telling quips against the police; and when the
i;blran edros n eitd dhim aso an ie-slea ve,
Dyifigthe policeman on duty by pointing out
:Ibat he was oenlJa gotn aouden roayanddthe eor wa

i:the policeman realized that the argument was faulty,
,he could not, get over the vendor's contention that


com~pelled to admit tbat he did not. Then ef I am

:::: : t:::::::".... d ne wa? deaddte vedr
(m:'rd the policeman was trapped into an admission
I;that that was so. '.Then why don't you go your way
j:'an' leave me to go mine?" massted the vendor; "why
do"'t "s go bote t ay ther the b n Hso ar ,d i
ofd their way? All you policeman can do is to fool
Wihdecent people! Yoru can't catch a flea much
lesa bandit. W'hen you see Governor, you stop him;
w:~hen you see bandit you run. Yodur 'sl o one way'

Ahd uc t the am netlee t It is tame enough
r~ eeown nhe e,e htpiro aus eit br iat an ,ou d
:j.iecially when everyone knew that some of the high

ispoe tohr eli te wasereh else 10Inspector W'eep-
lMg. These and orbers connected with the Police
FPorce laughed as long and as loudly as did any
Ol;ithers in the audience; whatever they may have
;:a~lt they certainly showed nothing of it. Mlr. Cumpi-
:,ion himself impersonated a country woman, and
W~hen he came upon the stage even tbose who knew
WimwelI believed that it was a real woman that
2;i'ysaw. His appearance as one was perfect, his
9)cnhis movements, w-ere w~ouderfully- true to
17:pe. The wrangle between this woman and a young
poi~ceman elicited roars of laughter from everyone
:pagement, especially when the policeman threatened
to~ arrest her as a bandit for demanding instant pay-
111att for soime banana.s he had had from her, and
avociferoiusly declared to high heaven that the
telbandits were not women but policemen-who

:t uhtpaid bforeaqnu i i. The polie hahde gine an
agi~putation for not setting a perfect example in the
jjprompt payment of debts incurred at the cheaper
eiatng houses.
shlThe acting IfCumpi ion, Farniey ann Grdac d a
''their fame grew as the days went on and the play
was repeated. Crowds of people came up from the
country to see Cream and Chocolates. The consensus
of opinion was tat te rt men Skit wn b dlyb s

,topial ebaracter redoubled its interest for everyone.
~as the police had as yet made no important capture
eji~Lab badt slatie I enea ndid no inathe least ob-
Mr. Wfentmore highly complimented Orace on
:her wonderful actiag ate rs "d no do I tha n u

Hfere that you had both been trained on the stage.
Grace thanked him prettily. "And Mr. Cumpi-
/:dian," she reminded him: "he is the best of us all."
SMr. Wentmore acknowledged this grudgingly.
Campldian was a local man, not a stranger, and
ltherefore honest praise might be bad for him. A
1;nprophet ought not to receive honour in his own coun-

"You don't say!" he exclaimed. Then: "Yes, he
ai.: rather good," he admitted.
.: "He lacks training," interposed M~rs. Went-
Ials~; "but otherwise be is rather good. But not as
.good as you or Mr. Farnley,. Orace"-MGrs. Wentmore
h~ad got as far as calling Grace by her christian
alnale. "You see, you have had the advantage of see-
lag~~ the best actors and actresses abroad."
"So much the greater credit to those who do well
:dad yet have aot had that advantage." said Grace.
3dth singular fairmindedness.
Some other visitors coming in just then, Mrs.
Westf~nmore moved away to meet them. She was "at
I~iliame" and friends were assembling to be shown once
DI':re~ the now famous room in which Mr. Wentmore
haild had his great adventure with the bandits. They
wel"l~re shown the room every time they came to the
hou.:'0se, and were told the story; but gradually the
;iotry was changing. In these days Ivr. W~entmore
I:,described, with quiet modesty, how with instant pre-
i:nce of mind he had sprung upon the man who had
codmmanded him to put up his hands, and would in-
AEllbly have felled the villain to the floor had not
his M foot clipped at the crucial moment. He cursed
d''ta circumstance. But his wife always came in
"I thank heaven for it, Edward, for had you
strumck him down, as you intended, his colleague
o~nld probably have shot you. Think of that."
S"I didn't give a thought to the consequences,"
11#ll. Wentmore always af~rmed, "my one desire was to
Iet at the man. Even as it was, when I was down I


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should have grappled with him had I not been
stunned. The only way fle could manage to bind
me was because I was stunned. Next time though- '
He left the impression that he was just burning
for another encounter with housebreakers and thieves
and that when it took place there would be qluffe a
r!.fferent story to tell.
The last of the expected visitors having arrived.
M~r. H'entmo~re was able to relate to them, or such
of them as were not playing tennis, his immemorial
grevne ent the ollit hdbnot yet been atl b
people had also been robbed, and the thiev~es were
yet undiscovered, was a matter of apparently no c~con


ment
th 1ut he baff dpes imistic. "They'll never gtt~

n.The A~ttorney IGeneral. who w~as one of the
guests, w~as a man who sometimes said lighthearred-
d) wat e .eriousliy believed, and seriously what lhe
H'hich was perhaps the effect he aimed to produce.
'"Oh, I don't know," he answered. "Time is long,
And anything may happen in the course of the next
centur? or two. What do you say, Farnley?"
"'1 u t n'at b gae said laughed lur. Fadrnleyro

ansdpecthor W'e te~-buthherwould not tw donifored.
most uncomplimentary. Asked me to go to a place
even warmer tan Jamaica."'tog, adteAt


nevs. bhey are beithng read ullbe gei ingd oash d
ing nothing "
..As chief law officer of the Crown, M~r. Attorney,
tell us what would you do if you had the handling
of this affair said Farnley.
"'Well y~ou know, in a sort of way I have--no
th nk y~ou,0 .'eutmore a sa r Ib ee ayhionn tbo

spot all the time I am consulted by the police in
intimate matters. Suppose now," he laughed, "they
wanrted to arrest W'entmore or Pugsley as a bandit'
they would probably consult me about the wisdom
an se ency of' that act. They would want to

*They would be foolish enough to want to arrest
,mee eer rb Togi felf. said Mr. W~entmore hotly;
"I am not sure that it would be so foolish to
arrest us as bandits, Mr. Wentmore," said Farnley.
winking styly at the Attorney General. "'After all.
they might argue that you and 111r. Pugsley and I had
tonoT ee tuo do tti deed, and that when tru supply
self tied up by~ Mr. Pugsley and me."
"r~nd with what object, pray?" demanded Mrs
Chisholub before M~re Pug ley Ioudherpress his at n

dulging in such folly. "WFhat would be th~e purpose?"
pape oacreatetak littl esensatiot ges aintsothe
times done, you know."
"But not by people in the best society in Jamatea
Mr9 F nley "airdooMrns.h entmore, with just bth
people. W'e hate to see our names in the papers. We
do not want to be talked about.'.
"Faroley is only joking," said Mr. Wfentmore
amiably. "and so is the Attorney General."
"Of course," said the latter; "and yer why should
not everyone be suspected where only by~ a universal
suspicion we may ever be able to arrive at the truth?
Mlr. Pugsley, for instance--"
"Sir!"
"Mr. Pugsley, for instance, might feel justified in
suspecting me," went on the Attorney iruperturbably.
"and that would entitle me to suspect him. Then, If
we both communicated our suspicions to the police,
the police would cause both of us to be watched; and
who is to say that His Majesty's Attorney General
might not be arrested?"
"And me too," chimed in Mr. Farnley.
"And Mr. Pugsley." insisted Grace, who was se-
cretly amused by the shocked expression on that pon-
derous gentleman's countenance*
"Well," said Mrs. Chisholm. "in Pantomas, when
the detective went in to see the banker, who was
Pantomas the criminal himself, though nobody knew
it. the detective---"
"Have you heard about that poor woman, Miss
Mlitchem?" suddenly asked the Attorney General. He
wasa a man of excellent manners, but be had heard
about Fantomas on several previous occasions; and
really. he fell, Mrs. Chisholm should not be permit-
ted to bore people everlastingly.r
**No." cried Farnleyv. with apparent interest,
"what is it?"
phate etoe owahs eratefult fogethis decidedly an
tomas for a while. though he guessed that they
should get back to him before the afternoon was
out.
"The news came up yesterday; the thing itself
happened the day before. M~iss Mitchem, it seems.
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eagne, when she was held up by two men--black, she
said they' wer ad robbed of ten pounds she had
with her. The loss is a serious one for her, for I
don't think she has too much money. But she is &
mad creature; she wvill do things that no rational
woman woul ever think of."
"W~ho is Miss Mitchem?" asked Mrs. Wentmore.
An eccentric female," Mr. Farnley explained.
"I have seen her once, in Montego Bay. She is per-
fectly hideous, American, and devoted to the study
of flowers and herbs andl all of that kind of thing."
"Oh, a geologist," said Mrs. Wentmore.
''9Something of the sort," agreed the .\Ltorney
General gravely. "They call her a botanist." His e~e
warned Mr. Farney that he must not even smlile.
"Has this geol--otanist--been in the island
long?" asked Mr. Farnleyr lightl~.
"I don't know; but I have heard of her before,
nerna e cht e among the ppers e eopl da
that sort. But I have never come across her."
en"!"e etrig oes neot o*"I l:'lointeesl"g""
tion. But Grace M~arshall wanted to hear more about
the robbel) of Miss Mitchem. "For," said G;race, "I
sometimes go about by myself."
wa"And theosame thing might happen to rou a
ware."
"There isn't much to tell," remarked the Attlirney
G-eneral. "I suppose the new sp~apers~ will have it all,
with embellishments, in a day or two. She was stop-
ped and robbed of her money. She lost no jewhellerg,
for she carries none. She reported the matter to the
police at M~oneague, and left early the next morning
to go and explore the woods; her one passion seems
to be botany, though they say she has weak eyes. She
declared that shte would go about as much as she
pleased and wherever she pleased, bandits or no
bandits, and that she would probably carry 'a guns
with her in future--a gun means a revolver in the
American lnguage. That's about all. A plluck soul,
but foolish."

in Fa maas~ bega e .eC ishom I u m u same
Farnley rose and suggested to Grace that they milght
have some tennis together, a set having just been ter.
minated. And the Attorney G~eneial rose, to wandert
away out of the reach of Fantomas. And so the after,
noon wore on, and Mr. W~bentmore realized that even
the Attorney General could not promise him that the
thieves who had injured himn were ever likely to be
taken, and Mr. Pugsley went homes with the uneasy
feeling that his enormous importance in the social
and commercial scheme of life in Jamaica could not
be properly appreciated, since one of the King's prin-
cipal o~fbers in Jamaica had actually suggested that
he might be a bandit, even for fun.
Grace and Farnley took their ler'e! after playing
their set of tennis; they had to be at the theatre that
night, for the last time. This was to be the final
performance.
Somes new quips at the police's expense had been
introduced into the sketch in which Grace and Fiarn-
Jey took part. The news that that was so had helped
to fill the house. Yet, like stoics glorying in their
1wn pain. Inspectors Rlight and Weeping were in the
audlitoriuml.
But for this act of pride, or self-humiliation, or


She saw, idly, a car drive past the entrance, and
bal`-c~onscriouhl-l noted that it was an old-fashioned
Ford driven by a woman. Presently she saw that
woman enter the lobb.\, and ahe smliled at the gro-
tesque appear~ance the newcomerl presented. She was
drlesse~d rathier on the stabby side, wore heavy dark
glasses, and walked with the mannish stride affectred
by so many of the "new" women who are well aware
that feminine attractions are no part of their posses-
sions. Grace heard a woman's sbr~ill voice asking in-
formation of the desk clerk, a voice that w'as unmis-
tnlakaly and even aggressively Americ~an. The visitor
signed the hotel register, waved aside an obsequious
Ilell-boyl~ thatl would have taken her large satebhel,
wrhispered somejthlug to the clerk, with her eyes in
Race's direction, obtained an answer, then walked
rapidl!- over to: G'race.
'"You are Mrs. Marshall? ~Allow me to introduce
myef 0 ramet\~ [Mitchemre I am very elcased t
your per~ilnemanoe at tibc W'ard TIheatre, and as I
emaal a eol grer`- a ul a om u rbota Me--
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of lif ~dln [ .You think clo?-and Bwe so called amna-
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whatever it was, they received no solace or credit
from a cruel world. For the next day a paragraph in
one of the papers described them as laughing while
Rome burnt, the suggestion being that the bandits
were burning the city, which had never been attempt-
ed or probably even thought of. Inspector Migt read
this paragraph, bit his lip, thought, gravely for a
w~hle, <.ut out the par~agr~apb, and put it awa.

CHAPTER SEVEN

MISS AllTCHElll-.LNDD THE SEQUEL
RACE: MARSHALL sat in the lobby of the Myrtle
Bank liotel, facing northwards. Size was mlus-
in She had had bitherto a very pleasant stay in
Jamaica, had gone about the country a good deal,
had suuiesbfully taken part in a local amateur thea

ltd by en.Drwhj I nclan tit ai dtrlet sec
lasting noti longer than fifteen, mlinutes) at a supper
nll"rI=, noe uiide 'of thet s pe, and at tbe end o
of a terolution among the guests who bad been com-
pelled to abstain from eating, and who signified quite
clearly that the abilities and virtues of G~rae might
well be nae fo rnteed bur thtld ood ad dead
starving.
But that function had ended merrily, all further
speeches being firmly forbidden, and now she was
Ibinkilng of other means of amusing herself. S;he had
=1irted a little. Two or three of the young men sbe
knew had shown every disposition to make love to
her; Farnley was chief among these, at times he atl-
most seemed to be in earnest. She liked him. He
was pleasant, could dance well, talked brightly, and
was extremely generous. Hie spe~nt money th~e water,
and through Grale was neaelthy enough to spend on
herself as much as she hadl any need to, she was a
young woman and naturally looked upon the desire
of men to lavish mloney on her as a tribune to her
charm and a testimony to her popularity. She des
pised a stingy person, but no one could say that
t onel Farnl) dwas stineg If anything, he was much
But she had not in, her a spar'k of anything that
conld be Icon-idere~d affecion for him. A friendly
liking, nothing more. "Some clay. .' thought Grace,
"I shall doubtless fall in love, really in love, wbleb
I haven't done since I was sixteen; but I see no one
out here to moe my heart. I just want to have a
good time." On the ~whole she considered she was
having it. There was no complaint on that score.
It was now about four o'clock., She was waiting
for some friends tol call fo~r her; she was going up
with them to the Liguanea club. So she mused, her
eyes fixed on the pateb of green lawn and the trunks
of tall palm trees and the radiant sunlight seen
through one of the arches of the hotel's northern ver-
audah. The lobbT 'itself was cool and the light in it
iempere~d. She half' wished that Lionel Parnley.
ould be at this afternoon's party, but she konew he
had left for the country the day before and would
not be back for a couple of days. Thisr was a bother;
even if Lionel did boast be could be lively, and he
allowed her to sit on him as be allowed no one else
to, l. which grstrainet Grace's v~anity~. Grace had her
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eee some of my specimens?--they ate lovely; I have
them in this bag." W'ithoult waiting for an answer.
Miss Mlittizen opened the satcbel, displaying what
neerned to G~ra~e to be a mass of weeds and leaves
in which she could not possibly have any interest
(einee Orace knew nothing about botany).
GracP seized the oppojrtunity' of the bag-opening
ea muomuvo. "I am \very pleased to meet you; I have
"Yles, they talk a lot about me." agreed Miss
Mitchem, inth a vain smirk. "'Nobosdy has done any-
thing in botany here for age:,: nobody knows any-
thing about it The head of the Government's De-
p artment of Selence is niot a botanist and I am sure
he is jealous of mt. So they' say I am mad-oh, I
know--be:ausee I go about collecting the dear little
lowers and hunting for new specimens of lovely little
plants: they say I am eccentric, which is only- an
other wolrd for mad; and they say that as I am not
an otlcial or a professional botanist. but only an
amatnaeur. I cannnot know much about my subject; the
Idiots! I am goine to publish a book on Jamaica
botany. my dear. that will surprise them all. But 1
being accosted by M~iss Mlitchem. "Won't you look
at my specimens?"
"I am afraid."' said Grace politely. "that I can't
just now. I may be called at any moment. Some
other time perhaps."'
"Y~ou will be interested. I am sure; well, I am
glad to have met you, for I have read that you are
vray clever; sorry I couldn't see you act."' She waved
aband as it in farewell. Something about that hand
:'attracted Grace s attention; then she smiled to her-
sef. Miss Mlitchem's hand was, to put it frankly,
extremely dirty. Her nails were filled with soil,
earth status w~ere quite visible on back of hand and
'palm; abe must have been rooting for her precious
s pecimens and had not even taken the trouble to
wipe off rhe dirt. Grace was thankful that the lady
~;did not otder to shake hands; that at any rate showed
sorme consideration. But by this Grace had grown
; accustomed to seeing strange characters at a tourist
:resort like the Myrtle Bank Hotel. There were al-
*8ays a couple of them about. Mliss M~itchem was
qitpde evidently one. Her eccentricity, like her ac-
cent, simply proclaimed itself.
Miss 11litchem was half way~ on her Journey to
the steps leading upstairs, when she turned back
suddenly and again rushed up to Grale
"You havet heard people speak of me, haven't you,
Mrs. Marshall? W'hat do they say about me? Do
they acknowledge that I am a good botanist?'
"I hav'e heard onue lady allude to you as a geolo-
gtet--she thought that that was the same thing as a

hav manl niue d Gol rpoen lbof in oan rtiorn 1 ith
your adventure with the bandits, when they robbed
you on the road...
"What sort of cocuntr'y is this, anyway?" demand-
ed iMiss Mlitchem indignantly. "A footy-footy rob-
liery seems of more impo~rtance to them than all the
sciences in the world."
"Still, youl were robbed. you know."
"I hay dtea I had theu dush on those t~wo 1til is.
Ing, and the fools never thought of searching me!
That's Jamaica for you! The very thieves here
haven't much intelligence. An American bandit would
have known better; he would have undressed me to
nake sure that I was concealing nothing; don't you

Grace glanced at the unprepossessing figure be.
fore her and decided that no bandit, with any respect
for his own feelings. would care to see more of Mliss
Mitchem's person than he must. But she politely re-
plied: "I wouldn't talk about the way I carried money
If I were you."
"Oh; there's no danger now; I only go about now
with just enough money to pay my way from place
to place; I keep my money in the bank. Once bit-
ten, twice shy; it is a nuisance. though. having to go
to a bank when you may be miles from it, and I was
always accustomed to carrying money about with me;
can't be helped, however, if a country is infested
with thieves-and I can assure you I think the ban-
dite the most harmless of the rogues in this territory
--con have to take somebpr casuuocs ue feegeanr a
and of course I don't want to be! stripped by any
man, especially in the open air, for that would not be
pleasant-don't you think so?"
"It would probably be most unpleasant--for all
parties," returned Grace smilingly. But she was
getting a trifle impatient Miss Mitchem threatened
to become a bore
"Just what I think myself; well. I must be off to
my room to sort out and label my specimens; I will
see you again; not tonight though, for I am half-blind
-weak eyes--and must use all the light to attend to
my leaves and flowers: reou are lucky to have such
good eyes."
Race nodded in acknowledgment of what was
adidently intended to be a compliment.
"Good-day Mrs. Marshall."
Miss Mitchem started for the steps once more;
reached them; paused as though she had thought of
AIatething else obe wanted to say to Grace, perhaps
with reference to the unpleasantness of being divest-
ed of her apparel by bandits. But just then Grace


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fluently mentioned it as a haunt of vice and called
ulpon the police to do something about it. As the
course is over a mile in circumference they could lot
rexactly suggest that it should be closed up; and it
could not be brilliantly illuminated, for that would
haC cs theo syy armoreomoney than the Munlici-
sisted, strongly but vaguely, that something should
be done with or to the rac~e-course, and left the mat-
rrer there. On this particular night. the policeman in
question determined that something should be done
with and to this woman whose frock had been stolen,
taken and carried away, and who evidently had been
in the mraceourse.
So be arrested her for not. being sufficiently clad
and took her to the nearest station. As obe was young
and comely, she attracted the greatest possible atten-
rion from his colleagues in the station; if these were
shocked. they concealed their horror with a remark-
able ability and managed to substitute for it an ex-
pression of something that looked very much like en-
thusiastic admiration. When the woman related what
had happened* to her, the policeman who had effected
her arrest. was assured by his superior ollier that
he was the biggest fool in the city--which, added the
sergeant, is saying a great deal---and a disgrace to
(Contlnnred on Page .56)


caw her friend drive up to the hotel porch and bur-
ried towards them: she had noticed Mise Mitchem's
hesitation and was determined that, for that after-
tsoon and day aL any rate, there would be no further
interview. Miss Mitchem therefore continued her
progress, and Grace went out.
Grace related her adventure with the eccentric
lady on her way up to the Liguanea, mentioning how
the latter, in spite of her seeming guilelessness, had
fooled the men who had stopped and robbed her.
This was laughed over at the Club by all who heard
of it, and was widely repeated afterwards. How it
c'ame to the hearing of some of the bandits, no one
ever k~new. and perhaps it. did not. But a week after-
wards it whs reported that a woman walking across
the old Kingston race-course was stopped by n. couple
of men, thoroughly searched, and robbed. Then the
men, no doubt having female dependents, had taken
the woman's dress with them and left her to proceed,
in very exiguous attire, to her home. As she emerged
from the racecourse she was spied by a police.
man whose professional feeling of morality was out-
raged by what almo t amounted to indecent exposure
on the woman's part. This, he felt, was not the
sort of thing that could be tolerated In a British
community. The race-course had never borne a good
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er ''"o mean--"=7 s asked in adhoull~ed wh ap
him?"
She stared movieduloiusly into the gloating face of
Quesada.
He nodded, and he looked upon the girl with an
expressBion that chilled her heart.
"HF. is probably' dead by thiis time," he said.
--W~e set the ship afire before we left. But com -I
will give you a love such as that old man could
never lavish upon you. He was no fit mate for so
ravishing a creature."
Joan still stared upon him with unbelief written
in her eyes.
"You-y~ou animal!" she gasped. Then she caught
her breath and laughed scornfully.
"My husband and his friends will swim ashore,"
she said. "'The English Fleet--"
"The English Fleet will avail them nothing,"
retorted the Spaniard. "As for your husband's
chances of' swimming ashor -"
He walked to the door, opened it, and gave a
whispered command to a soldier who stood without.
This done, he closed the door, bolted it again and re-
joined the girl.
"You will see? in a moment why your husband--
and your other friends, will never reach the shore."
Joan said nothing further, but a dread f'ascina-
lion compelled herl to rivet her gaze upon the wake
of El Gran) Grifoiu. Came a piercing shriek from
overhead, a dark object splashed into the sea behind
them and then, as her eyes opened wider in horror,
the pitifully struggling body of one of the English
sailors c~ame to the surface. waved impotent arms
in dumb helplessness, and disappeared in a convul-
sion of the waters, above which for a moment the
black, pointed snout of a shark showed itself.
''That." said Quesada, as Joan grasped the lintel
of the window for support "is what will happen to
Sir Howard Malnvers should be attempt to swim
to shore!"
The room reeled before her; a sudden nausea
overswept her as Joan w~eakly collapsed into a
chair.
**Fiend! Piend!" she whispered; then she felt
herself seized in the man's arms and, as her senses
left her, she felt Quesada's lips on here in passionate
embrace--she felt herself lifted-and knew no
more.
It w~as dark, and the ship was rolling when
at length Joan recovered consciousness. For a long
time she lay, reclining upon the softest bed upon
which she had ever lain, watching the steady away-
ing of' the ship's rush-lantern which hung, on a long
golden chain, from the ceiling.
No sound disturbed the stillness of the night
and, as before, Joan racked her tired brain in an
endeavour to reconstruct the circumstances which
bad brought her where she was. Her curious gaze
wandered about the room, a smaller apartment than
the one of which she had recollection, and she noted
the same richness of decoration which had distin-
guished the other. The same quaint carvings, the
tapestries and rugs, the golden vessels which gleam-
ed richly from the walls in the mellow flicker of the
Iantern--and she shivered.
Horrible misgivings smote her as she sat up
in bed and took cognisance of the beauty and text-
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MR. E. A. RbBARA.
)lnunaarer Leonard decordora, Ltd.


he has dlone nothing else but deal in hardware and
lumber. He loves it. And it would seem that it loves
him rov, for if he has stuck to it, it has certainly
albo stuck to him.
The old firm of Emanuel Lyons and Son was
our biggest hardware emporium thirty years ago
whIEn MrI RBarbam, a v~ery young man, went to work
In it. For seven years he remained with Emanuel
Lyons and Son, and then came the great earthquake
of 190". On the day of that catastrophe, many a
young fellow must have felt that his career was end.
ed, whereasn it was in reality but then beginning:
at any rate. Mlr. Barham very shortly afterwards
joined MUr. Leonard deCordova, who had also been
connected writh Emanuel Lyons and Son, and who
established his own hardwfare and lumber business
immediately after the earthquake. For fourteen years
Mlr. Barbam remained with Mlr. Leonard deCordova as
his principal assistant and attorney, then changes
came about in the hardware business and at the end
of 1920 he went over to the firm of Messsrs. Robert-
son, Starjt dr Co. Ltd., as Managingg Director. Mr. Bar-
ham's business career ceems to have run in cycles
of seven. The lirsYt seveu years were spent with
Emanuel Lyons and Son. Two periods of seven years
each were pa~ssd in the business of Mlr. Leonard de
Cordova, another seven years were spent with Mlessrs.
Robertson, Statt & Company, which at the end of
that time was sold to the Ov-erseas Stores.
Shortly after this transaction loo.k place M~r.
Leonard decordova retired from the management of
Mlessrs. Leonard deCor'dova, Ltd., andi Mr. Barham
went over as M~anaging Director. In that capacity be
now functions, and the business is not only expand
ing rapidly but a new building: is being erected for
it orf solid and considerable proportions. The Leonard
deCo~rdova Hardware and Lumber business had al
ways been successful. It continues so, and its pros
pects are roseate. Its M~anaging Director, Mlr. Bar
Elam..knows every detail of it; nothing is strange to
him, there is no aspect of it with which he is not
bhoroughly a quaintel.e bne rbe ursul edhis 9ong

of hardware wisdom which serves him in excellent
stead ibn die ting the affairse of his firm. And be

It would be difficult to think of him as engaged
in any other occupation. He is a bardw~are man to the
very core o~f his being a patient, determined busi-
nessman of thorough habits anE farseeing ambition
The preseut writer. who bas known him all the
days of his life since boyhood, has always been struck
writh these qualnities which were present in the boyv
and have become strengthened and developed in the
mau. Whatever other interests may engage Mlr. Bar-
ham's attention. hardware and lumber will always
stand lirst inl hir mind He is a type of the Ja-
maican who makes good all his life, and be builds up
a reputation that reflects to the credit of his fellow-
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WHY' is it tbar the hardware line of business is
Jo fascinating? The present writer asks this
question with a good deal of personal feeling, for
in his earlier daYs he tooe began lif'e as a hardware
elerk and has always rrtained an affection for that
calling. There must b~e something in the smell of
the paint, the touch of iron, that appeals to one;
certainly hardwa-re men are devoted to their busi-
ness, and it is norjteable that those who have once
been in the line think nf it alway-s with a great
deal of affection*
Mr. E. A. Barham, the present MaInaging Director
of Mlessrs. Le~~onard de~lc~ordova, Ltd., happens to be
one of those who has spent the best part of his life
as a hararre;~i mnll. As a c-lerk he first entered the
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bef'ore been experienced by Joan and, as she lay
upon the silken coverlets of the gilded couch, the
comf'orting thought impressed itself upon tier that
the man who could appreciate beauty such as this
could not be cruel to his helpless enemies.
Loug the maiden lay in uneasy slumber, the
while the noises of the ship sounded drowsily in
her ear' and, blended with the facifull creations
of her dr~eamsJ r'ose and fell in delirious cadences
of sound-now dying away to a dull muimur, now
rising in a crescendo of high-pitched mulic. To her
disordered fancy the v'oic~es of men chanting sounded
ever more9 dis-tinict upocn her ears, and she awoke
with a shudlder' to the realisation that it waes not a
dream-that from some distant part of the vessel,
men's voiies were raised in song.
She opened her eyes and gazed up at the low,
la\-ishly-carved panels of the ceiling, endeavouring
to collect her scattered wits. A dull presentiment
of danoger--of some evil that menaced her--pressed
down upon her as a burden and she shivered with
fear Her eyes, following the dieliiate traieries
above her, fell drawn toward a distant corner of
the loom and she half shuddered as she looked
in that direction. Out of the dim obscurity a figure
slowly assumed form, and she gasiped as she looked
inlto the smiling eyes of D~on A~louzo Quesada y
Perez.
--Ah." said the Spaniard, rising and looking
down at tbe apprehensive girl. ''The little English
rose has uniurled its petals. Truly this is the proper
setting for so delicate a flower!"'
Joan sat up on the side of the coueb. ber nery-
ous hands pressed against her cheeks.
"M\y husband." she whispered. ''Is he yet
aboard ?'.
Quesada laughed.
"Your husband, queridisima, is much too old
for such a luscious young bud. I am desolate that,
through some inadvertence, be was left aboard the
English vessel-as was the young manl who dared
to look upon you with amorous gaze. But ciome. let us
drink to the further success of our cruise--drink,
as the priests already chant their thanks for the
magnificent victory which the Blessed Virgin has
\'ouchsafed our gallant vessel."
Joan sprang from the bed, knocking islom the
man's outstretched hand the crystal goblet of wine
which he had been holding out toward her. She
hurried to the open port and looked frantically out
to where the Happy Adventunre had lain--but only a
distant smudge of smoke, the v~ast expanse of sea,
and a glimpse of far-off shore rewarded her et-
forts.
--The ship --the Hoppy Adenlture!" she gasped.
"Wt~here is It?"
Quesada advanced toward her, laughing as he
wiped the wine from his satin breeches with a
silken handkerchief.
"Nay, my impetuous y'oung wildcat! Your hus-
band's ship is many leagues behind us. He will
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V ALUE EOF IN SURANC E.


1110 Value Of iDSUranCO WaS

well exemplified in the case

of blr. George~ Brookre, *a

Blotor engineer, of Clapham,

wvho was mulcted in 5,100

damages and costs in an ac-

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ter. It was alleged that by

his negligence 1\fr. Brooke

was responsible for a motor

accident at Oaks Corner,

nea~r CrOydon, whereby Mr.

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injured, one leg having to be

amputated and a metal plate
screwedl on to the bone of his

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she had been taken captive from an English vessel,
where she had been the servant of an English lady.
On being questioned as to the fate of her mistress
the negress had burst into tears and Joan could
learn nothing further from the grief-stricken girl.
Unlettered was the slave, as indeed were most whites
of that period, and by nothing that Joan was able
to suggest could She learn more of the woman's
history. Her pitiful attempt to pronounce her name
~when the white girl asked it availed nothing, and
Joan speedily forebore from questioning her fur-
ther.
WVhen the dishes had been cleared away the
black woman returned with Joan's clothes and the
girl speedily dressed, fearful that Quesada might
appear before she was properly clothed. She had
barely made herself presentable when the Spaniard
knocked at her door' and, at his request, the girl
wralkedi past himt into the larger apartment.
''I trust your silumbere were undisturbed, soft-
orn," said Quesada, smiling in an ingratiating mian-
ner upon the girl, "and that the black wench, Agatha,
has served you well."
Joan did not deign to notice the man. She
walked over toward the door leading In from the
deck and she bit her lip with vexation as she die*
covered that it was locked.
Quesada chuckled softly to himself, and he
threw himself down into a wide-armed chair, amil-
ingly regarding the frightened and indignant girl.
"MI\aybap you thought Agatha unduly taciturn,"
he hinted, and his smile was a mask that covered
the real cruelly of his expreasson. "It may be that
J'ou bare discovered the reason for her reticence."
He eyed her critically.
Joan clung to the handle of the door and leaned
weakly against it,
"Agatha was the slave of a young Virginian,"
continued the Spanliard. "Their ship was wrecked
upon the coast of Cuba and, by the grace of God,
into my hands fell the beautiful Mary Hampden, her
husband, anld the slave woman whose mistress you
uow are. Master Benjamin Hampden died--painful-
ly. The black w~enc~h, Agatha, grieved so for her
master that I felt ioustrained to order her tongue
plucked out--else I would never have heard the end
of her lamentations."
Joan's eyes blazed a hatred that Quesada appear-
ed to find amusing.
"Bui Mlary Hampden never learned to love me."
The Spaniard sighed profoundly. "Even though I
honoured her by making her my mistress. She was
cold, and I tired of her sad looks-T gave her one
Light to my sailors."
He sighed again,
"She died before morning."
The staring face of the girl was flecked with col-
our as she regarded the smiling Spaniard with horrf-
fled fascination. She pressed herself away from the
door and wanlked with steady steps toward him. and
then stopped. Quesada looked up into her hard-drawn
eyes as she attempted in vain to speak, then, as she
started toward the door of her bed-chamber, he sei-
ed her hand and sw~ung her sharply around so that
she faced him again,
"W5hy dost thou look so sternly upon me?" he
whispered, looking at her through half-closed lda.
"I wish a return for the kisses I so lavishly bestow-
ed upon thee yestere'en. Within the hour we stop
off Santo Domingo de Guzm~n, and there I am send-
Ing ashore those misguided wretches who accompani-
ed thee from the English ship."
Joan shivered with disgust and fear at the
familiar turn his speech had taken, but she remain-
ed standing, unresistant, while Quesada devoured
her with lascivious eyes.
"W'e Aaal from Santo Domingo City to San
Juan Bautista, on the Island of Puerto Rico where I
have an estate. El Gran GrIfon is in dire need of
repair and there she will remain for the space of
several weeks. When we resume our voyage this
afternoon I am coming back to thee and will expect
rhee to give me unstintedly of thy love; if thou'rt
still olbdurate--well--the women who came aboard
this abip with thee were very few, and the sailors
on the galleon are many!"
Still holding Joan's icy hand in his firm griD.
Quesada arose, drew ber to him and, with a laugh,
lightly kissed her fingers. Joan opened her eyes


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are of the crumpled coverings upon which she was
lying. Then she screamed in sudden horror as she
realised that she lay naked upon the scented sheets.
A figure arose from a darkened corner of the
apartment and approached her, and Joan shrank
back upon the bed and covered her terrified features
with her arms; but the sound of a woman's voice----
a gra~tesquie muttetrcin,--reassuredrc her and she trem-
blingly~ lifted her face and gazed into the solicitous
eyes of a young negreas.
"How came I here?" demanded the girl, seizing
one of the black bands in anguished grasp. "Tell
me that Queeads did not--!"
The negress shook her head and patted the
white girl's hand. She pointed to herself and then
to Joan and muttered incoherently..
"Difd you remove my clothes?" she breathlessly
asked. "Did! you put me in this bed?"
The other smilingly nodded her head and Joan
sank ba, I trying weakly in the sudden relaxation
of her fears.
.'Whtere i5 QauesabdatF" she demanded of the black
woman. .
The negress, kneeling beside the silken coach,
smiled sadly and shook her head.
Please speak; to me," pleaded Joan. "Tell m -
where is Dou Alonzo Quesada?"
The black woman made a pitiful attempt to
answer the girl but the sounds she made were un-
intelligible, and Joan shivered as shte realised that
the unfortunate creature had no tongue.
"Ah, forgive me," she said in sudden pity, and
she was silent for a space while the large brown
eyes of the negress gazed wonderingly upon this
strange, beautiful, fair-haired c~reature.
The room was tilled with the odour of incense
-a sBOft, sensuous, cloying aroma which proceeded
from the corner of' the room in which the black
had been sitting when Joan awoke. A thin, curling
tendril of smoke from that quarter gave evidence
of the spot from which it emanated. Above the
bed an open port looked out into the night and
on the fresh evening breeze the odour of palms and
ofloers, of coral beaches and dense, dank vegetation
-the unmistakable scent of the troptes-entered the
room and mingled its fresher fragrance with that
from the censer.
The negress remained where she was, squatted
beside the bed, and the galleon rolled on. All was
quiet on the Fessel, and no sound could be heard
3save the miuffledl laughite-r of men and the oiicasional
agonised iryr from some sorely wounded wretch.
Joan kneeled o~n her couch and looked out of
the port toward the distant shore of Hispaniola.
Piercing the ebon blackness was a small cluster of
lights which she rightly opined to be those of a
Spanish settlement on the Caribbean and, closer at
hand, where the overlapping wave broke musteally
against the side of the vessel, long streaks of phoe-
phorescence trailed interminably behind her. She
buried her face in her hands as the crushing realfea-
tion of her plf ght came back to her with sudden
force and she collapsed upon the bed, sobbing In
anguish, while the soft black fingers of her com-
panion stroked her heaving body In silent sym-
Dathy.
And then she slept-and when she awoke the
light of day streamed in through the open port
and the lantern had been extf uguished. Of the black
woman she saw no trace, but as she lay, watching
the PLay of reflected water-traceries on the ceiling,
the door opened and the woman appeared with an
appetising breakfast. tastefully arranged, upon a tray
of beaten gold.
"G~ood morrowf," said Joan to the smiling neg-
ress and, while she! refreshed herself upon the dainty
viandsi cooked for~ her pleasure, abe managed, by
intelligent questioning and adroit perception of the
eoqutentn sis emp tred by the dumb girl, to learn
It w~as not much that she learned. The negress
had been multilated by. the Spaniards what time










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Brydern & E\elyn,
Kingston, Ja~a~ic~a, B.W.L.,
5th August, 1929.
M~essrs. G~eddes Gr~ant Ltd.,
K~ingston.
D~ear Sirs.
WFe hav~e since MIarch. been using the
Burroughs' book;-keeping MIachine, pur-
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By means of its *'uncanny"' accuracy,
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statements w~hilst posting to Custom-
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time has been eff'ected.
WVe are satisfied that the machine has
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BRYDEN & EvaLNn.
C'.BREAKsPEARE.


Motor Car & Supplies (19-"31 Ltd.,
Kingston, Jamaica, B.W.I.
24th August, 1690.

T. Gecddes tirant Ltd..
Agen~ts Burroughs Adding lac~hine Co.,
K~ingston.
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7th August, 1929.

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Managning Director.


continually toward the door beblnd which the black
mute was listening, but Peflalva did not appear to
notice his preoccupation.
"Those women were a sorry lot of wenchee,"
he observed. "I trust you did not keeD the Dick of
the birds for yourself, Quesada?"
The captain was voluble in his protestations
that he had sent all his captives ashore.
The Governor chuckled.
"Y'ou have the reputation of being very careless
with your women captives, Don Alonso," he drily
retorted. "Think carefully--are you sure that you
sent every white woman ashore?"
Quesada nodded nervously, for the eyes of the
Governor bored into his as he questioned his sub-
ordinate.
"Why should I lie?" he protested weakly. "There
are plenty of women in Habana--in San Juan-"
Penalva regarded the man amusedly.
"Tut, tut! I was but chaffing you, Quesada. Let
us talk of other matters." he said.
And to Don A~lonzo's great relief the Governor
Lchatred loquaciously on other things and he flattered
himself that his secret would be undiscovered.
But Agatha, who understood the language they
were speaking, and to whom the opportunity ap-
Deared providential, rose to her feet and opened the
door.
Perialva's clonversation came to an abrupt con-
rlusion as he stared lu amazement at the golden-
haired beauty who stood within the smaller apart
ment, framed by the gilt easing of the door. He
lstredl in amaze at the girl and then turned his won-
dering eyesJ upon the white-faced Quesada.
**You were wise, Alonzo," he said with entha-
siasm, "to shelter this beautiful creature until I
should visit yOu. I presume: that you Intended her
ats a surprise-as a gift to me?"
He smiled mockingly at Quesada, and that wor-
thy was quick to bow his assent. His itps twitched
nervously and sweat beaded his forehead-for Pefa-
alva had the power to send him back to Spain, a
broken man,
'Tis w~ell that sueb is the case,"' continued
the Governor. "It would have grieved me to have
had you act false toward me. But come," he said,
rising to his feet. "It grows late, and I am sure
that you are anxious to resume your voyage to
Puerto Rico. I will take the Englishwoman with
me."
He bowed to Joan and Indicated with a move-
ment of his hand that she precede him. Without
so much as deigning Quesada a look the girl walked
haughtily past him, her heart beating happily for


In time to see bim disappear through the door that
led to the deck.
The galleon anchored before the city of Banto
Sde Guazm~m, and Joan looked out o~f the Dort upon
Its massive walls and strongly-built houses as El
. ran Grifonr slowly swung on her cable. The city
was at that time possible the most Important Spanish
settlement in thle new world, and though it had
been captured by D~rake some seventy years before.
It was now, with the possible exception of the
French stronghold of Quebec. the most strongly fortl-
ited position on the western side of the Atlantic,
not because of its natural advantages, which were
not to be despised. but by reason of its massive
walls and the number' of cannon by which it was
defended.
To the east of the city flowed the muddy Ozama,
its turbid waters alive with small boats which hast-
ened out toward the waiting guileon and, as Joan
i gazed acrloss the river toward the higher bluffs on
the eastern side. she shuddered as she saw the
rotting formls of dead mlen swinging from a multitude
of gibbets.
In one of the small boats that came from the
abore Quesada left to pay his respects to the Gov-
o: rnor. Between this gentleman and the captain of
the galleon there was little love lost, for the Gov-
ernor was, by virtue of his position as chief civil
and military functionary in this part of' America.
sad by the further fact that be was a titled grandee
I of Spain, a man of considerably more authority than
t he well-bor~n captain of El Gran Grifon--and Quesa-
da resented the overiordship of Bernardino de Men-
entes y Bracumionte. County of Pefaalva. Governor and
Captain-General. Nevertheless Quesada, resplend-
ent in a uniform which he fondly hoped would put
to blush thar worn by Peflalva. set forth for the
city, and Joan watched him go with eyes that blazed
their hatred and contempt
She saw, with sinking heart. the ten remainluS
survivors of the Happy ALdventurre's crew being row-
ed toward the city in one of the galleon's boats,
and she could not restrain her tears as she saw
three of her countrywoman in a boat that elowlF
glided past the stern of the galleon, balf senseless
from shame and exhaustion as they reclined in the
brawny arms of the Spanish sailors. Of the c~hil-
.dren who bad come aboard El Gfran Grifon she saw
,no trace.
Quesada had been gone two hour when the boat
In whleb he had left the galleon was seen to put
out from the landing. When the craft had covered
half the distance between the shore and the galleon
it was seen that the captain was accompanied by


Peflalva, and great activity burst forth upon the
splintered decks of the ship. Joan was mightily
alarmed by the sudden outburst of sound and she
wnondered what it might portend. As she stood in the
centre of the apartment in which Quesada had left
her,. the door was suddenly flung open and the des-
perately-strugging Agatha was flung into the room
and the door wae closed again,
The negress rose to her knees and jabbered un-
intelligibly at her new mistress, but Joan could
make nothing of what she was trying to tell her.
''I understand thee not, poor child," she sadly
said, gazing down in pity upon the upraised fae
of the black woman, and she patted the slave's trem-
bling shoulders as she waited for what might be
about to happen.
Sihe had not long to wait.
There floated up through the abip a confused
muimiir. punctuated by the sharp shouts of com-
mandinig vo~iea. a trumpet sounded, and a sudden
sil-nce reigned.
Fouotstepj hurlriedly approached the door; it flew
lipen and Quesada appeared.
--Into the other room-both of you!" he whisp.
ered tensely, looking sidewise out of his eyes to-
wrardl the deck, from which direction could be heard
other people approaching.
Agatha r~ose to her feet and started toward the
little chamber. followed in a more leisurely fashion
by~ Joau Manvers. the while Quesada fretted with
impatience The two women bad barely stepped
inside the bed-c~hamber when the door was slammed
shut behind them and the sound of voices was heard
;n the larger apartment.
The talk was in Spanish and Joan could make
nothing of it; but Agatha, ber ear glued to the
door, seemed greatly interested in what she heard.
--The pirate did more than shew his teeth at
y'ou, Don A-lonzo'" exclaimed Peflalva as he entered
the room. "The damage done you le more extensive
than appears from the shore. But, Ave Madie, Quesa-
da!" he exclaimed as his eyes took In the luxurious
appointments of the cabin. "WNhat a beautiful
apartment this is, to be sure!'*
Quesada acknowledged the compliment with a
gesture.
-\Your Excellency is most kind." he murmured.
"Pray rconsider this humble cabin and all It contains
as yours."
Peflalva bowed, and the amenities having been
observed, he seated himself. Quesada set oppoolte
him and refreshments were served the two oflkcers.
The younger man raised his goblet and drank
with the Governor. His nervous eyes wandered











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the strange turn events had taken, and. followed by
the shrinking Agatba, she left the room.
Quesada seized the black woman fiercely by lne
shoulder as she passed him and be would have de-
tained her had not Pefielva observed the action.
"Nay. Alonzo," he said in rebuke. "Let the
wenc~h accompany her mistress. I am surprised
that you should attempt to detain her," wirb as-
sumed choler. "There are plenty of' womeu in Hab-
ana--in San Juan- "
And, to the accompaniment of a flourish of
trumpets. Seflor don Bernardino de Illenestes y Braca-
monte, Count of PeBralva, Gorernor and Captain-
General of la Espafnola. assisted his fair companion
into the tossing boat.

CHAPTER FOrR

CA-STAWVAYS.
HERE was a moment of panic when Garry re-
turned to the deck with the disquieting con-
firmation of the sailor's alarming re~por't, but cool
heads prevailed and every one turned to in an
endeavour to smorbei the fire before it should get
beycond control.
For a time the blaze was coniined to the cabin
in which it had originated but, for all their efforts,
the gun-deck soon filled with thick, smothering smoke
and the sailors were driven, gasping, into the outer
air. By this time the smoke was curling up from
the cracks between the deck planks, and around the
closed cargo batch the planking was so hot that
the bare-footed sailors could not walk thereabouts.
They could do nothing--the ship was doomed, and
Garry called the men together on the main deck.
There was but one thing to be done, he told
them, and that was to rip the upper works to
pieces and to make rafts of the wood so collected.
It would be almost hopeless, he said, to try to swim
asbor~e-several seamen glanced overboard at the
waiting sharks and shuddered--and so, without fur-
ther delay. the sailors energetically attacked the
wooden decks and cabins. and the after part of the
Happyl Adcrenture was soon a hive of ludustry.
Sir Howard Mlanvers, oblivious to the peril in
which the vessel lay, had sat all this time upon
aohatch cover, hbas head blur ed in ons brmsmtaking
of the sailors questioned Garry's right to take com-
mand of affairs upon bfs young shoulders, nor did
G:arry himself stop to consider the matter at all.
He walked over to where the piteous figure of the
old knight sat, as though to rouse him to a realisa-

thnotd tsbbe Ider were Asen ihe sobs d hteh es to
ed and wasrasoon busily engaged in the manufacture

The wounded had all been carried to the deck
and placed in the shade of a tarpaulin at the after-
end of the vessel and it was while Garry had taken
a few moments olf from his raft building to care
for thee aent at the explosion occurred that settl-

and cmpean d ay u nhie c dadsfor th p
of an hour, and the fire had eaten its way in long
cracks through the bulkhead which separated the

oh uccs of mhel plan a sm ll Unk fortu p dr
had been left beside the gun nearest the bulkbead







The ouldben clarpentr werte forhead tlowe droha


ever they were won ind tb oehre ytebe adr d e


sails flared up and tbe pitch in the deck planking
bubbled and smoked.
For a while the cabin in the after-part of the
Happyl Advent~uire gave the desperate men a protec-
t10n from the roaring flames which already licked
the cabin door., but before long its outer walls start-
ed to burn and smoke poured in at the windows.
Eicape by~ the deck was now impossible. Garry
realized, with a pang, that only by the ports and
windowss of the ovirhanging stern could be and his
hapless companions escape the doom that crept -
nay,. leapedl-nearer and nearer. But under the win-
dowfs was water. and in the water-!
Before he jumped Garry~ remembered that he
hadl seen nothing of Sir Howard since the time he
bari left himi seating upon the batch cover, and he
/ImpuulytlllR~ decided to: gol to the old man's assist-
nc.He frantically claw~ed at the easing of the
windlow. but the press of maddened men behind him,
seared by~ the already encroaching flames, tore loose
hiis grasp andl be hurtled rapidly down toward the
waiting water.
His ears throbbing and his nostrils filled with
the taste of the sea, Garry dived deeper. Above
bis head be could bear the roaring impact of bu-
man bodies striking the water and he swam some
distance away from the \vessel before he finally rose,
aSnping, to the surface. For the moment the fear
of sharks had left him, and his eyes were all for the
Happy~ Adrenrture and the miserable humans who
were still pouring down from her stern. He saw that
the smoke was now pouring out of the window
from which he had jumped and he found time to
wc-onder if' Sir Howard had managed to gain the
shelter of the iabin before the flames reached
him.
BEtw~ecn him and the ship were many men
swrimiming--and, alas, several drowning. There was
nothing that any man could do for the non-swimmers,
no matter how proficient he might be in the water.
The? shore was upward of a mile away, and the reef,
in its shallowest part. was much too far under
water to permit of anyone standing thereou. The
Happy Addventlure was now a raging torrent of fire.
a leaping cauldron of flame. fro~m w~hose scarlet
rangiues the sanok~e billow~ed upwards in black, oily
masse ove the crackling turmoil of the are the
vojies of' drowning men could be distinguished, and
Garrr shuddered as he heard, during a lull in the
roaring of the flames, the cries of the wounded men
on deck. w~ho were slowly roasting to death. And
then he was brought back with a shock to his own
dner ko~ telow im in the elea water, an amor-
Garry beat frantically against the surface with
laisi neetandulands and eo a boemefitt to Iasanic-
beneath him, and realized that the Thing had dis-
appeared. be became calmer and he started toward
the shore as fast as he could swim
Land seemed very far away and he appeared

to m ak litl appr ca l progr s frm t burn

joined company with two others, who had left the
ship before and wbo. with calm and steady strokes,
bor r* idly away from all but the I~the young
Garry uored, every time he turned on his back
an lo kd inthe direction of Ithe blazn be ch n




no thit tdhe b sbe ted tthems wer-and be- w


theb enarrto bo ngn ba dremanedr btweebelitmal d h


a black, began to whimper and to choke with fear
and fatigue.
"'No one lef' but us, my master," he panted.
"Pray gib ol' Bartholomew a hand-elise he'll never
reach the shore!"
I\luch against his will, for he saw that the black-
amoor spoke the truth and that the rest of the
Happy Adventriure's crew had succumbed to the perils
of the sea. Garry turned on his back and gave the
o~ld negro a, band. propelling himself forward with
his feet as he did so. But Bartholomew had hardly
availed himself of the younger man's aid when Garry
felt the band roughly drawn from his own, and the
Ilegro's eyes bulged forward as his protesting body
w~as drawnu under.
A9 huge wave followed him and Garry swam as
be had never swum in his life before to take ad-
vaRntage of the breaker's curving fall. He felt him-
self' caught in the wave, thrown forward over ite
f~oamy rest, and then an avalanche of sand and
\rater filled his ears and ey~es, his head banged hear-
ily o~n Ibe bottom, and be was thrown a considerable
distance up the shore. He was safe!
He lay where the surge had tossed him, and
each succeeding wave tried, with forceful fingers,
to drag him back into tbe sea. With an effort he
scrambled away from their dragging clutch, above
the foam-marked line of wer beach, and be tumbled
heavily into the thicker, drier sand, and lay pros-
trate.
The sun w~ent down, suddenly, as It does in
Ihosae latitudes, and it was night ere Garry rose
shakily to hiis feet and stared over the phosphorese-
ent surges toj where, a dull, red mass in the ocean,
the Harppyl adventure mouldered and hissed. His
eyes were bloodshot and inflamed, and the lids
were ;alt e~nltrusted. He rubbed them with the
bak or his hands eand he g zed tout t ward t at
he could see nothing, as he threw himself again down
into the sand.
And as be slept the sails of a small, inquisitive
Spanish vessel caught the rosy reflection of the
dying fire. grew fainter as it passed along-and then
merged into the blackness which swallowed It
up.
A raging thirst consumed Garry Graeme, and
ha loaned an I'ret ed 11 dbe bo mrmn ang artb ta
escape the pitiless rays, gasped-and sat up, inhal-
ing deeply of the cool breeze that blew in from the
jea. He rubbed his swollen eyes, looked out upon
the empty ocean, and slowly rose to his feet.
Garry was hungry and thirsty-cruelly thirsty.
He walked ctfl lin othe wuatder antd lved i

and touch of it only intensified his desire and he
send ye arose and walked along the strand In search
The beaeb, for miles on either side of the place
be had landed, was strewn with ashes and charred
tmalers, bandaofs the HappU Adventure nughtr

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was undoubtedly the sole survivor.
But he had little time for retrospection. Other
more important matters demanded his attention and
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i:He withdrew his face with an expression of disu-
Cigust, for the water in the little lake was saltier,
It possible, than that of the ocean, and it was with

But his disgust was short-lived. Not a mile
fa trther along the beach he discovered a tiny stream
L which flowetd toward the sea fr~om under the stringy
roots of a tall palm. It was a spring. and a small
cluster of hills, a short distance back from the beach,
!i aveT e ene asoto its origin.neta epee i,
k'and the boy. was I'ravenOus wben. two days later, he
Blood before a strange plant and debated with him-
self whether he should risk the danger of poison-
;;n g himself by experimenting as to its edibility.
He had walked many miles and had not, since
that Idrst awful hour, suffered for lack of water.
Little streams or springs abounded as the shore-
l line erept in toward the bills, and twice during the
li nst two days he had had to cross sizeable rivers-
and he did it with reluctance, for his experience in
:.swimming asborre fromn the Hlappy .Adventure had
ab saken his nerve.
He had eaten several shellfish and, in despera
tion, had even essayed to chew a piece of seaweed.
But the tough, astringent sctuf had burnt his mouth
and be hurriedly spat it out. Now, as he stood be
fore this strange, toothsome-looking plant, his mouthi
watered-for he was very hungry.
I The tree stood about fifteen feet high and from
I its top bung clusters of leaves, of a magnitude that
jihad caused G~arry's eyes to open when first he looked
.upon them. These leaves w-ere as long as his body~
and quite a foot broad. The stalk of this plant was
smooth and shiny and was marked with dark pur
ple stripes and spots and appeared to be as soft
and unresistant as human flesh, for Garry could
easily tear strips of' it from the living tr~ee with his
Alngers. The fruit of this strange plant bung downi
from the centre of the tree in a mansy cluster, an.)
( each fruit was golden as the orb of day.
Garry reached up and pulled one of the smooth-
.: skinned fruits away fr~om its stem and he placed it
te ~ntatively against his nostril-trhen he tasted the
gotsat pulp whieb its golden skin enclosed, and he eigh-
ec with satiofaction as he swallowed large mouth-
fula of the fruit. It was the first time that Garry
Jihad ever Yree or tasted a banana; thereafter be had
;no occasionl to go hungry~ for the banana and its
close cousin. the plantain. grew In profusion along
the shore.
It was the day after the discovery of the ban-
anaP that Garry surmised that be was being follow-

j He hadl made his way along the shore toward
~the east for the past three days-f[or it was in that
direction that El G~ranl Grafonl had sailed--and during
that time he had seen no sign of any other human
being Twenty miles frosm the spot where the mer
chantman had been bur'ned the shore curved ab
ruprly to the left and Carry realized that if he
wished to follow the galleo~n to wherever' it w-as
bound. be must of necessity make a detour ofl the
huge bay. or gulf, whose far shore could be indis-
tinctly made out, ten leagues across the water.
F For some time Garry had had an uneasy pre-
s entiment that others were on his trail. Though
none of his known senses warned him that he was
being eshdoned. some uncanny instinct apprised him
of danger and. shlortlyv after be bad turned to the
[.north along the shore of the gulf, intuition gave
Splace to ciraitntyy and be resolved to cover his
tracks as well as he could and to wait along the
15beach until his trackers should romle into view.
He had disturbed. a while back. a large flock
Sof parrots, who had risen. screaming. into (be air
and had only returned to their roost when Garry
Y'had walked a considerable distance along the beach.
Now, as he looked over his shoulder, he saw the
same flock rise in a szntlerled mass into the s3~:<. and
after a time, the distant sOulnnd C'f their 41 reeshine
reached his ears
His trail in the sand was distinct and easy to
lollow-indeed, all his pursuers had to do was to
continue along the beach. Garry walked along: the
shore until he came to a small stream whiich rbln
across the beach into the sea. Here he seated him-
g` elf, removed his shoes, and walked up the pebbly
bed of the brook until he had penetrated a con-
siderable distance into the forest. At a certain
point he came nut, beine careful to leave no trail
by which the spot might be noticed and, donning
his footwear, he walked hastily back along the edge
..of the forest. well up from the sand. until his vigil-
ance was rewarded by the sight ofl two figulres wa~lk
Ing along the beach toward him!
He lay down behind a thick bush, through
whose roots he could see the whole stretch of sand
between his hiding spot and the place at which he
had en ered the little streak eand I sith hitsde:

a:lppearanc~e of his pursuers.
With their eyes intent upon the path ahead,
the two men passed his retreat and Carry~ became
thoughtful at sight of them. Deeperate-looking
aharacters. and armed with cruel weapons, the
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no reason for supposing them to be friendly toward
him.
The taller of the two, a black-bearded, broad-
shouldered man, whose pockmarked features were
marred by the fact that he had no nose, Dainted
noisily ahead of his companion, antl Garly noted
with a pang of envy that the rufltan wore a gold-
mounted sword at his waist. That the strangers
were E~nglish was evinced by the foul oathe-with
which each interlarded his conversation as they
hoarsely whispered with one anothe~r. That they
were pirates Garry had not the ,ligbtest doubt, and
he determined to tread warily until he should as'
certain what their intentions toward him might
be.
Crouching low, he followed the unsavoury pair
sud, when they stopped at the small stream, mzysti-
fled by the sudden disappearance of the. tracks they
had been following, the young Scojtsman was near
enough to them to make out distinc~tl? what they
were saying.
Wnhat now, ''oad?" quoth the smaller of the
two as he spat into the stream and scratched his
head in perplexity.
T'he man addressed as Toad--he of the pock-
marked face and noseless countenance--rested his
hands upon his hips and likewise spa~t into the little
brook*
"Beshrew~me!" he said, in puzzled mannet'. "MCe-
thinks the oat must have flown awasy! Cast see
aught of him on the strand ahead, Trap?"
The other shielded his eyes against the sun and
earnestly scanned the long expanse of level beach
which lay before them*
"H~e's nowhere in sight." he asserted. "Didn't
I tell thee, Toad Gripes, that the man was a warr-
lock--an evil spirit? Else how could he have with-
stood the fire that destroyed his ship?'"
Toad grumbled blrasphemnous~ly an(( apat again
into the stream.
"We knaow not that the man was aboard that
vessel," he muttered stubbornly. **Thou'st been full
of mad ideas ever since we left the Prucdent Mlary.
I've been telling thee that the man is in search of
treasure, and it behoves us to follow him. Tell me
I lie!"
He whipped out his sword and gently pricke~d
his foot with the point as though to test its keen-
ness.
"Say it," he- demanded truculently. "Onit. me a
liar!"
Trap Farthing swore impotently.
"But he's gone!" he declared. "And he's left
no mark whereby we may follow him."


Garry encountered the two -men next morning;. He
had slept soundly and well and had made a astis-
factory breakfast on the infallible banana and, hav-
ing investigated and passed the dying embers of their
camap fire, he had continued on the pirates" trail,
sick at heart with worry over Joan, but living to the
full the glory of the beautiful morning.
The beach had come to an abrupt conclusion at
the base of some low, rocky hills, and Garry, strug-
gling through the thick, thorny gfrowfth that cover-
ed them, kept his eyes alert for any sign of possible
ambush. He saw no sign of the tw~o men when he
reached the top and, in the shade of a stunted guaya-
cin, he rested from' his labours--for the bill had
been steep andi the sun was hot.
Before him lay spread a wonderful vista of
mountain and plain, and at his feet tbe wide blue
reaches of the Neiba, or Y'aqui del Sur'. reflected the
rushes and trees that lined its banks. Though fifty
miles away, thre snow-i~\cvere peak oft Tinat loomed
gigantic, and behind the huge mnountain a mass of
giants bore him company. Garry had eyes for none
of these, nor for the calm serenity of the cactus-
covered leagues of desert that lay between him and
the distant mountains. His observant eyes had
caught sight of something that moved. near the
bank of the river, not half a mlile away. and be gazed
interestedly in that direction, waiting to see again
what it might be that had attracted his atten-
tion.
Hie uttered an ejeculation of interest as the
figure came out into an open spot and stood beside
the river. Though the distance was great be could
see that it was the figure of a woman, and he cau-
tioiusly left his leafy shelter and worked his way in
her direction. It was not his intention to frighten
this person, nor to reveal himself to her, for he
knew that an Englishman wRould not be tolerated
by the Spanish authorities of Hispaniola.
11'hen he was within a hundred yards of the
unconscious figure. lie elsme to the edge of the flood
plain of the river and watched with interest the
dainty movements of an Indian gfr1 who. gracefully
and with ease. covered alternate patches of the
stream 'i~vith a circular fish-net. The beauty and sym-
metry of he' figure as qlhe srwung the net about
her head and then cast it from her sent a thrill of
admiration coursing through the veins of the suscep-
tible young man. He had not known that Indians
still inhabitedd the island, and he was not prepared
for such a vision of wild beauty as now rewarded
his sight.
The fact that the maiden wcas an Indian and
that her people must of necessity be friendly toward


--illaylap the wind lias blown all traces of his
track away,'' said Toad, whose mind could carry
but one idea at a time. "We'll continue along this
Beach and, no doubt, we'll meet him ere long."
"But these tracks shew plain enough," objected
Trap?. "that the wind has not--"
Toad scowvled and looked significantly at the
blade of his sword, and Trap Farthing, with a
sigh of resignation, stepped across the stream and
was followed by Toad Gripes.
These two worthies owed their lives to the
fact that, in company with a large part of the crew,
they had been sent ashore to fill the, water beakers
on the morning of the Prudenzt M~ary's destruction
and, when the Happy Adventure was observed, they
had been left, behind when came the sudden call to
arms. It was while the pirate ship lay awaiting
the merchantman that the galleon was sighted and
the doomed pirate tackled her heavier antagon*
ist-
~When the explosion took place, the two pirates
were seated on the sand, bemoaning the cruel fate
that had kept them from a share in the spoils
which would, no doubt, be garnered fromt the galleon,
and the Prudent Mlaryl's sudden annihilation left them
raspiidg for' the space af minutes.
They had .watched the pursuit and destruction
of the Englieh merchantman and had wandered
down the coast in the hope that something of value
might float ashore from the burned ship. The
abandoned small boat promised to prove useful to
them until they found that she contained no oars;
so, hauling her ashore, above the reach of the tide,
they continued their quest and, though they found
nothing but charred pieces of wood and vast masses
of cinders, they eventually came upon Garry's foot-
prints in the sand and decided to follow them, .
Toad maintained that the person to whom the
prints belonged had undoubtedly rowed ashore in the
abandoned small boat and was gone in search of
buried treasure and, though Trap Farthing had eooR-
ed at the idea, it was agreed that they follow the
tracks in the hope that their maker might be able
to assist them in cluitting the country. In any case,
as Toad Gripes s~aid, he evidently were a good pair
of boots and he, Toad, was badly in need of sound
footwear.
Garry crept from his shelter long after the two
men had crossed the little stream. He came out
. .of the ticket and gazed uD the beach and, tar,
far in the distance, he made out the tiny figures of
the pirates-and the sun glinted on the bright seab.
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any foe of the Spaniards, prompted Garry to reveal
himself to her. and he was about to rise to his feet
and walk toward her when he sank back Into hiding
With a smothered gasp of alarm.TadGpead
Trap Fartl'ing had also ceen the maiden, and the
two men appeared from behind some low bushes,
creeping stealthily toward the girl, who was but a
scant ten paces from the nearer~ of the two pirates!
.She drew her net slowlyJ back across the water
and was swinging the dripping mesh about, her head
in preparation for another cast when Toad Gripes
sprang upon her and clapped a hairy paw over her
startled mouth. Trap Fartbing quickly bound the
Shelplese girl's limbs with the net rope and between
Ii them they carried her up from the shore and laid
her upon a spreading tussock of grass.
IIThe sight of the frightened maiden in the hands
of those ruf8aus was more than Garry could stand
and, despite his defenceless condition, he rose up
from his hiding-place and strode quickly over to-
ward the two men. His sudden appearance discon-
certed them mightily for a moment, and they stared
at him with startled eyes as he coolly walked up to
them and bade them undo the maiden's bonds.
"Aye, ay'e, sir," muttered Trap, instinctively re-
cognizing a superior, and he was about to untle the
T: opes which bound her when Toad Gripes, with an
i.oath, stayed his hand.
"Curse thee for a dotard, Trap Farthing!" he
angrily claimed. "W~or thee not that this rogue
is the youthl whose trail we've been following? And
here he be--giving us orders as though he were
Billy Penn himself A plague rot you!" he said,
rising and addressing Garry with heat. "I've a mind
to break you-boue from bone!"
Tra.p gazed up, his mouth agape. and Garry
caught an expression of' hope in the brown eyes of
the Indian maid that strengthened his resolution.
"You'll loosen the maid. sirrah, or y-ou'll rue the
day that ever yo~u set ey'es on me!"'
Toad ignored hij command and contemplatively
surveyed Canyr's feet.
"I like your boots. my bucko." he said, "'an'
I'll trouble you to take them off."'
Garry ineolently surveyed the man up and down
as he stood. arms akimbo, awaiting the rush that be
was sure would follow his next speech.
"From thy talk, Toad Gripes," he sneered, "one
would imagine that thou wert some person of im-
Dortance, instead of a pockmarked, evil-smelling lout.
Thy snout-tPor it cannot of a truth be called a nost--
is an object of repuguance--"
He stepped aside as the furious Gripes rushed
for him and, w~ith a quick movement of his foot,
he sent the bully spraw~ling into a small bed of quas-
avara cactus. Before the roaring braro could ex-
tricate himself from the painful grip of the thorns,
Carry had deftly drawn the man's sword and, laugh-
Ing delightedly, had advanced upon the disconcerted
Trap Farthing and had pricked him away from the
wide-eyed Indian maid.
Screaming with rage, Oripes picked himself up
from his prickly bed and turned with drooling lips
upon the young man who had insulted him. Garry
laughed tauntingly.
"A~n' you still have the desire to possess your-
self of my boots," he mocked: "come and take
them! "
Gripes stayed his rush and turned red ey.es upon
Trap Farthing.
"Wfilt thou stand there like a goggling calf
and see thy mate treated thus?" he howled to the
astounded man. "'Here, give me thy sword--I'll
cleave yon malapert's sconce in twaln!"
He tore Farthing's weapon from him and, jump-
ing over the Indlan girl's shivering form, he ap-
proached the smiling Scotsman and made a lunge
at him.
"Thou hast strength, my friend," said Garry,
easily avoiding the man's ponderous rush. "But thy
musce ss dH11aa I dhee noughte against a mon w ho8

cavaliers. Observe this counter!"
His sword lightly flashed and Toad Gripes bel.
lowed with rage and pain as Garry slit the Dartition
between bie gaping nostrils.
"Now thou'It be able to breathe more easily-
though to be sure it has not added to thy beauty."
observed the young man tantalisingly. "'Tis a pity
thine ears are so large!"
His weapons washed once-twice-and the tope
of the pirate's ears were lopped off. The aascinated
Farthing gazed with awe upon such an exhibition of

woGmansyb ced away from Gripes' rush, but In
doing so be tripped over the recumbent form of the
girl. He scrambled to his feet, but barely in time
to escape the down sweep of the infuriated man's
award. Oripes came after him and he, in his turn,
tripped over the girl's shrinking figure. He glared
down at the terrified maiden and then, in brutal
mania. he raised his weapon and would have dashed
her brains out had Garry not sped ble blade swiftly
.Iato the other man's throat and, with a sob, the
lifeless form of Toad Gripes collapsed and rolled
agato into the cactus.


creatures. Hasten-that mine eyes be not longer
offended by the sight of the vile carcass!"
And Trap, perspiring under the beat of the
sun, pulled and heaved at the lifeless body until
be had reached the sandy edge of the river. Here
be hesitated for fear of what the water might con-
tain but, when Garry made a suggestive movement
with bis sword-arm, the man plunged hastily into
the river and dragged the corpse in after him. The
rurrent seized it avidly and bore it downstream anid,
as it. settled to the bottom, it caught on a projecting:
root or boulder and a dead hand appeared for a
moment, waved in ghastly farewell, and sank from
moarta sigclined upon the trassock where afore-

tmap rth rer.Mn nden Lladhbeen laid and while
respectful distance from the man who had just slain
his partner, he buckled on the dead man's belt and
idly played with the beautiful weapon wPhich had
come into his possession.
"'Tis a wondrous fine sword, Master Farthing,"
said Garry, addressing his surly companion. "From
whom did that cut-throat steal it?"
Trap scowled at his questioner.
"'He won it in fair fight from a Spanish mer-
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CHAPTER, FIVE

KNIGHTS ERRANT

ND now, sir," quoth Garry, turning to the gap-
Aing Parthing and handing him his own weap.
on. "I am at your service. Would you care to
measure blades with me?",
Farthing abuddered as he accepted his sword
and sheathed it,
''Cod forbid!" he muttered soulfully.
"Then untie that maiden's bonds.,,
Garry looked almost regretfully at the chastened
Farthing.
"'Are you sure that the desire to possess my
botFdr hng mad ee hai bucehoal. ad lahe a tened
to do as Garry had bid him.
The girl rose to her feet and stared with horror
at the bloody form of the dead pirate. She turned to
Garry, looked earnezrly into his face fo~r a moment
then, seizing one of his hlands in here, she kissed it
fervently and ran lightly up the river bank.
Garry looked regretfully after the Eirl. He
sighed, sheathed bie blade and addressed Farthing.
"And now." he said. "you will take the body
of that rogue and ar~rl' it to the river. 'Tis too
ugly a sight to leave exposed to the gaze of God's


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KINGSTON as a city has .
had in recent years .
vFery many handsome build-
ings erected, and with our
newly paved streets it is
rapidly becoming an up-to-
date and modern cit.
Among recent erections
one which is undoubtedly
worthy of comment and .
note is the new Oleanders
and V'anity Fair building .
erected on Harbour Street.
To describe this build-
ing in detail we must start
wijth the outside. The
frontage is ;n keeping with
the other buildings of
Kiiingston irbLt a colonnade
rov'ering the side walk(. A
distinctive feature of this
building is the wide ex- CIgall l8?"'"'
panse of archway support- ,
ing the colonnade. The
upper floor has Crittall met
al w~indowse with fireproof
gl~as. The windows and
doors have b~een specially
dlesigned foir the building
andIC II.USt'ucted by lilessrs

Thle inside arr~ange-
ments are very unusual
There are tbree front en-
trances to the building.
The first on your right is
a direct entrance to V'anity
Fair on the top floor. The
centre entrance between
two large show windows is
the main entrance to the THE WANITY
restaurant and tbe entire
builkiing The door on the eutreme left is a separate
entranceiL toi tbe new Oleaniders Bar
Thle ground floor is entirely devoted to tbe Rea-
laurant. On entering f'rom the centre door one is
struck with an artistic stairway leading to the first
MIezzanine floor. This lilezzanine floor runs round
three sides of the building, one side of thizs floor Is
devoted to the irm's Onices and a CurioJ Department.
O)n the otheri side i, a suite of onfCes occupied by :
"'The Beaut? Institute," a pioneer institutions of its
kind in Jamaica, established and owned b hlurs. Ross-
lind Simpsonll and whiich is dievoted to facial re.
juvenation and skin perfection. On the right as you l
enter there is another flight of steps that leads
directly to the C~urlo Departmeint and to the third
floo~r which is the "Vannity Fair."
Let us further describe the third floor which is


These illezzanine floors
give lifty per cent. more
door space to the building
*without. any considerable
..increase to its eight and
thereforep with little in-
crease to the cost of the
buildingn.
The building is of re-
inforc~ed cconcrete and in-
stead of~ the customary
rough finish to the walls as
in most buildings in King-
ston, or of the Plastered
finish, these -a~lls have
been hand-rubbe~d with a
C~arborundum stone. There
is no plaster on these walls,
yet they have an even.
~~ T9~1P~sl smoothh .inish fr~om this
process of rubbing. While
this finish is not much
nlore expensive than plas-
ter, we consider it much
superior, as there is not
plaster to breaks awnay It
provided work for a num-
~er' of mlen fonr sevrrlal
mo~nthsr to? do this finish
ii"
The partitions, doors and
ceilings are all panelled
anld made of' upsom boaRld
This gives such a finished
Iook to the building and
superior to~ that obtained
fr~om the ordinary wood
wo~rlk forp parltitions I:r ceil
ings. A great advantage InI
nasing this uptlOml aboard Llor
OUiR STREET partitiojus is thant it elim
inmates sound fromi outside.
These olfic~es wvith closed doors are quiet and peaceful.
One miigh! be miles a'ay. from the noisy ItrBef of
Kiingstron.
The colour scbeme throughout the buildings: has
neen trwo shades-dark and light grey, and these
coft co110lors ca;nUal fail to charml the eye in such
brilliant unsbine as .Jamaica proudly possesse ~.
At the back of tile main building there is au-
o~rber buildling containing the Bakery. Pantrry, Kiitch-
en. and Serv'ing- Departments of the Restaurant.
This part of the building bas been specially designed
fo:r tise needs of a Restaurant. It is fitted with
every moldernl coin\'enienie necessary to the running
oft a I.restamant w~ith economy. tomfort. speed and to
give ti~rstclasc service.
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then descend f~our steps into tbis spacious and wiell
lighted show- rooam, a room whichl lends itself' to ar-
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paral Jones, his dignity revolted by this f'amiliarity,
refused: nevertheless, in the interests of public jus-
rite and bandit-capturing, he condescended to flirt but
would not allow himself to be kissed. And be ob-
jected to being petted, though wirb an ingenious ar-
rangetment of cotton and soft cloth he had transform-
ed his chest into a passable feminine bosom. Hie wna.< a
touch me-not with a vengeance. a, lady of' perfectly
ason sig vi u. aH hds bduth aer~oom in onee o

Haegedin any of the ordibnuartak he ekpihe other ladibe
worked as cook during the day to a lady "down town"
he aucooo ie for th uwashind ofo his c oesh u nd,
which he served. It was all quite plausible. But
within twenty-f'our bours it had been perceived Lbat
Aliss Jemima W~itkins, as the corporal called himself.
was not exactly what she seemed.
The truth is that the rogues whom the corporal
wass watching, had discovered quite easily that he
wras a man inhdi wal r Teoreawas rettly f tdt~chulty
knowing it. His aic we id suddenly become a man's

allyr grasped when in conversation with some of the
clenizn 11 obis nighbourbood, were haid and sinewy\'
never displayed. His hair w'as short Of this there
was one possible explanation. It was that his head
b ree nly benshate unelpri on, ad eh ugoh the

suffered a similar misfortune. permitted this to be
understood, he never mentioned prison exp~eriences-
pridle preventing him from descending to surb depths.
H~e (Hid wlbt baelp dhmstelf tbe trsouble-abe woud r

ourinig to hoodwink. Is for rbe decent people, they
would have shunned him.
Y'et his open exposure and downfiiall did not come
through the cmpies. These are but few in any part
of Kilngston as compared with the decent people, and
Smith's V'illage has Its fair and honourable high pro-
portion of decent tolk. lur.. Billy Smarkins was oine
fI these, and the lady with whom Rlr. Billy Smarkins
associated closely, with the possible intention of lead-
ing her to the altar at some very distant period, was a
goold-looking, mielrr. fiood-nauredre lass, whose lone
b~aby w~as an object of' mulch pride and satisfaction
both to Billy and herself. She was qlnite faithful to
bjr.Smatkins, butt se eans amavoman ann n hen it' w
she was intrigued. She was flattered: for Corporal
Jones spent a lot of his time in talking to her, and
she perausadedbberself that .ehaddtu o'isguis ed h
c-i out risk lof Ije r 1 uitoerferenche nrm fe r'ui

ling romance; this w~as the spice of life indeed.
pect b Co pral Jonies didno moraoknw men suse
contraternitv of bandits. He knew better.: buit he
assured himself that his frequent conversations with
Mabel were all motivated by the possibility that she
or Billy might learn something about undeafrable
neighbours, whieb MUabel might impart to him in or-
dinary social intercourse. The young corporal--so
strong is the effect of discipline on some minds--
did not imagine that he found a good deal of person-


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his uniform. But reparation was handsomely made.
A man was sent to the lady's house for a dress, and
she wass escorted home by two policemen who, on
the way. declared loudly what they would do to the
base thieves ad w ma ~mol ttor ri thelb should

it would perbap dbe justN as rel iy intbibse I rd I

found its way into the papers, and it was gravely
deliberated in e rtainequartedrsbtbat ain lhtgap hfe

ture of the morning's newspaper pabulum. No posit-
ive suggestion to that effect was made. however. As
one news-paper man put it, when it bad been defin-
itely decided that such a picture iourld neither be
asked for nor published. "'This Is no Cuba or any
degraded Spanisb-Americran republic." There is no-
thinB t th mal c entrirtue oiit tf asolute net asi y

pore Jes tthaot muehd mght be ac bradiin a o ie
man of courage and resource. dressing himseM' up
as a woman, were to haunt a neighbourhood which
crimiinal talese kw tof fr quent ami there rdeato

a dramatic and satisfactory sequel. Corporal Jones
longer to be a sergarent.o le was a \'r, ?:ungl man,
should be not exp~edite the slow movement of the
offcial machinery and gain at once what might not
otherwise cojme to him for years" He communicated
hi ida to his seueba~nt-majo* the latie edonsented,
ter to Inspector W'eeping. "It might be w~orth try-
ing,"' said Inspector WTeeping, "though I myself don't
expect much from it." But this was official assent,
and Corporal Jones, who had already officiated in
soppn a C~v rno a toe hih ireoa no gon.
and weut to hang around the streets and corners of
Smtmith' lial lage is situated to the north-west of
Kingston and is really a residential extension of the
city Itv ki a sel.1 antthinhabbited mainly byortba
better position also reside there. It is a collection of
mean streets. bor and dusty, with a church or two
and asfew shops. many of it fences are ar the pricl
and odd bits of board. and each ".vard" le a tenement
in which fomofwerno mto fry eper tnos myl in
Cries of "'murder" frequently arise in Smith's V'il-
lage, but it Is well understood that these come chief-
I r omi ildren haro are not beiba murdered, or from
To this centre of tropical urban life went Corpor-
al Jones to inve-
Corporal Jones was known for a newcomer at
once. 'Pwo or three ladies of the vicinity accosted
him as a female of the species and be passed himself
off to them as a young woman from the country who
was w.kokig ddown town." Young men came alonE
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be alone poasiblly do against so many? And there
werre criminals in the neighbourhood; there was now
a crowsd in the yard, a crlowd of comparative stran-
eers who had pushed their way in on hearing some-
thing like a disturbane. What if any criminals in
this crowd should instigate bis ill-treatment, now
that he had been compelled to proclaim ble erstwhile
41o carefIully concealed identity' The moment was a
critical one. perhaps the most critical in the corpor-
al's lif'e. But he showed no trepidation. The uphold-
ing of the honour of the Forie rested with him to-
night. He would be equal to his obligations.
A~ wail from Mabel brokie upon the ear, a heart-
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al pleasure in lIlabrl's company: to uis mind, he was
simply pursuing his duty\ in seeking opportunities of
being with her. Billy Smatkins, however, had his
own views on the subject. He did not know that
Jones was a policeman: only the rogues knew that.
And ther- were saying nothing: they merely awaited
developments with a hopeful mind. Those develop-
ments came at the end of a w~eek.
Jemima, alia*, Jones. w~as silling one night on a
chair at the threshold of a little two-room cottage in
the yard in which lived M\r. Smatkins, and beside
him sat Rlabel, much amused at his ellorts to con
verse like a woman. Suddenly the gate opened and
Mr. Smatkins entered with four other men. each or
quite respectable pro0portions.J and these marched in
continently up to the la~dy-impera-nnating Jones and
Look a firm bold upon his body Jones w~as at on:e
aware that, somebow-. be w'as discovered.
He struggled to his feet, remembering that only
a bold face and bearing could save him from what
was evidently a ver !unplearsant po~ssibility
"UDnhand me'" he co~mmanddd baughtily; "do
you know who I am?"
But he refr~ained from saying who: be was. A
defective must nor reveal himself save as a last re-
sort.
"W~e know very well enough." replied Mlr. Smat-
kins stolidly. **1Ye know a lot about a man who try
to steal other men's female from them: but w~hen
a man dress himself up like a woman to do a thing
like that. him is worthless for true. You wiorthle~ss
fellow! Don t plenty of girl about K~ingstcon. yet y'ou
must want to take mine? W'ell. yonI won't get her.
but what yoiu goinl' to get tlo-night will be a caution
to you. No~ judge goin' to, do me anything, folr a
judge is a man, an' he will sympathize with me be-
cause I flog a man who dress uip like a woman to
take away me female."
He paused for an instant, then commanded:
"Take off his frock.'"
This was done, despite Jones' struggles, and a
man's underpants were rev;ealed to a clamorous
world.
"Take that off too," commanded Mlr. Smatkins.
who wished no rag of reputation or clothing to stand
between him and the object of his righteourr ven
geance.
But one of his assistants intervened "There are
females in the ?ard," he pointed out.
"'Let the females retire." ordered MIr. Smatkiun.
dramatically. but this the ladies were by no means
disposed to do. Come what might, they were deter-
mined to see this thing through to the bitter end.
They' pressed forward, staring eagerly: a man in
Woman's apparel. a wolf in sheep's clothing. a dis-


guised disturbed of domestic peace, a violater of al-
most B~arital felicity euposed. and mne same to be
publirl flogged--urbr a scene might never, would
neverr again lioccur in their lives: they refused to fore-
go the slightest part of it: they would savour to the
r'ull the delights of the passing hour. Smarkins real
Ised this. He a would not compel the other tenants to
bow to his will. He compromised. He raised the
wh'ip he hasd brought with him and imparted a sting-
inig blow to the more render portion of Corporal
JlonEs' anatomy.
This was too much WVith a desperate w'rench
Jones tore himself out of the hands that held him
and the men expected that he would make a dash
tcor thle gate. But Corporal Jones was a man. a police-
mnai and a corporal In moments requiring any real
Ilisplay' oft colurage he bad~ beeni know-n to be eqtual
to rhe emercentrs. He nolw sprang towards Smat-
k~ins. co~ntemptuoulsly~ ignoring the again uplifted
w\hip. brought his right hand down upon Smarkins'
-houlder with a firm grasp, and in a loud authoritat-
it tone if vokce exclaimed: "'I barredt you in the
oname at the K~ing'"'
.111'. Smatkins' arm fell, but the whbip it beld did
not tousll b Jones' body For it had suddenly flashed
through the mind of Mlr. Sjmatkiins that, possibly, the
disguise of Corporal Jones had not been adopted only
to enable him to fascinate Mlabel. At that instant
there was to hiim nortling humorous in a man with-
out his pants arresting another In the presence of an
armyl! orf friends; rather, there was something awe-
inspiring in the spectacle. By all the rules govern-
ing the actions of guilty lovers. this mau should be cn-
de~avouring to escape; instead of that be was display-
ing authority. Which even without pants cannot fail
o~f a certain effert. M~r. Smarkins wavered. ''What is
that .vnuu sai?" be demanded doubtfully..
"You are under arrest," shouted Corporal Jones
passiouately, "an' also every one of' these your aiders
and abettors according to law You have hobstructed
the police in the execution of their duty. and you
area also assaulted me, Co~rporal Jones I warn you
that anything yvou may say~ will be taken down and
usedl against .ou, but what you do is quite sullicient
alreadv Now are you goin' to come along quiet, or
must I blow' me whistle and take you by force?"
The Corporal sensed the sensation be had c~reat-
ed. He drew blmself up proudly. If there were
Iio-les in his undergarments. he hoped that they
would not be prce~cived; he might lack the outward
appurrenances olf onfce and dignity, but demeanour
woI:uld go'far to compensate for that.
"'Hurry- now,"' be ordered: "'I am not goin' to wait
here all night." and he trusted devoutly that no one
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**Lord, Billy, look what y'ou go an' do non! You
get y'ou'self in trouble, all bectause you so suspiciouss"
The voice of someone in tbe yard was healdl an.
nouncing-
"'Him is really Corporal Jonej; I know him I
siee him sometimes in de polic-e court."
Jones breathed more freely. Here ase utnexpeit.
ed and wnelc~ome identification expressed respectfully.
He entirely- ignored his pantless conditions. "I tharge
you." he said to the last speaker, ""that you YSiSt
me if called upon to do so. That is yoaur dut? tu
our Sovereign Lord the Kiing, his beira and assign;,
as hereinto set forth in these presents." He admitted
to himself that the latter part of' his speech had no
meaning that be could explain. But he Lbrewdly sus-
Dected that the others would not know that, an1
thiat it would impress them.
It did. "I didn't k~now,." stammered Mlr. Smal.
kins. "Y~ou never tell me."
"An' why should I tell you anything? demanded
tbe corporal pertinently. "'You see wrbat ,vt.il 'a.10
done? I was just about to make some important dlis.
iovery. an' you spoil me plans. W'hat a senttence~- you
goiln' to receive! An' ap for thiese other men w~ith
you--" He turned in the direction of tbe mern w-ho
bad been holding him. But these hadl no~t stood
upon the order of their going; they~ had disappeared


SS!It Is thle Jubilee Year of the Victoria Mutual
Building STociety~. For tifty years the Society has
Iiitei and flo~urished as a mutual house-building and
pront-sharingY ins~ltitution. during these fifty years it
hAs grownn from slrength to streneth, and today it
is one of thi~e srngetst business institutions in the
British Heat! Indics.
as p un Bui ding bSocilet~ uant rceiv s16
solidity is at unce revealed; w'hen its assets are, in
lolind figures. 15.111ny. it is at oncie perceived that
I! i;. in a splendlid condition AllI this could not have
betn acbieved walrbout care and thought during the
fie decades of its existence, but the V'ictoria Mdutual
B-uilding Society has always been fortunate in its
directojlrate the selection of able and competent di-
recto~rs ha\-ine beeu one of its most outstanding char-
acteristics tbioughou t le long term of its existence.
Now in its Jubilee Ye~ar it can look with pride
upon its new~ premises, upon the volume of business
it ilnnsrc~tE, upon the safety of Its position, and
upo~n the confidence it has inspired in the Jamaica
publre And there is more than that. Such a So-
clet)y inevitably thinks of something else besides its
financial position. It is a mutual Building Society
w-hose primary- purpose is to enable the average man
to obltainl a home or a business establishment; and
as one moves about in the urbron or suburban areas
of' tbis municipality, or even outside of the municl-
paliry, one sees the practical effect of the functioning
of' the \'ictoria Mutual Building Society.
Hows many persons there are in Kingston and
St. Andrew who would have owned a home or a build-
ing of some kind bad it not been for the Victoria
IMutual Building Society? Let anyone station himself
outside of its fine Head Offlee in Duke Street at the
beginning of any month, and watch the long queue
of shareholders passing in to pay their premiums.
At every bour, for days and days, this queue is to
be seen, and the numerous clerks of the Society are
worked to full capacity. This alone shows the hold
whieb the V'ictoria lilutual Building Society has upon
the community.
Every year it records further Drogress. Even in
.\ears of depression, or of comparative depression,
it does not go backward. There would be no criticism
if it did. for, after all, business is supposed to reflect
the general condition of the island. But the desire
of people-a very natural and proper desire,-ils to
scureh pa oma fo ol tag dor or jese ndants,p to
session of a residence that they can call their own.
Besides, investors in Building Societies know quite
well that they are shareholders in a business. Even if
they are borrowe~rs they) are also shareholders, for
they~ participate in the profits. and the rate of inter-
est they pay is very low compared with the current
marker rate, when they have liquidated all their ob-
ligations. They are making money even while pay-
ing the debt on their homes; they are benefiting
themselves in more ways than one. This alone ac-
counts for the popularity of the Victoria Mutual
Building Society,. which assists the shareholders to-
purchase, to build or to repair their homes, to
save money. and also to make money, whieb in all
probability theyv would not otherwise have made.


watched for an opportunity of speaking to him this
afternoon.
Some of Lionel's guests were playing tennis,
some were imbibing ebampagne cocktails, ethers
were talking; and Lionel himself, who made an ex-
cellent host, was doing his best to make everybody


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preelpltately. This wass ;trious,. they) thought To
punish a philanderer was ornr things; tr. baulk a well-
laid police pilan w~as quite sn...Aer.
'Jemima."' pleaded M~abe~l tearfully, "don't be
too hard."
The corporal, w.ho was nojw thoroughly enjoying
bimtself. stared at being addlressed as Jemima. T~rin
the humour of the situationi appealed to him. He
Rmilrid. He struggled, lbut he should nior prevent him
self fromi laughing. That laugh cleared the ovei
charlgedd atmosphere. --Let us go inside,"' he suggest-

Rlr. Smarkiins himself led the little laweeroom dwelling, and it was with a pair of
bIif. Smatkins' trousers, and a jacket belonging to
that same genltleman, that J..ne went down to the
dletecti\e office an holur later. There were no arrests
Ca:rporall Jones admitted that. being ignorant ofI the
aC~its. Mrl. Smarkins hlad actedl onl? as any' red bll~ooedl
plroector of' ruarital rights woruldl have done. Besides,
JJone didl not want any publicity, though he feared
that the newsJ of his exposure w-ould soon become pull-
lic property. It dlid. But it is pleasant to, relate that
Corrlporal Jones and 11r. Smlatkinr bel-ame close
friends after this evenl andl rbat us. jealousy subse-
onelntly intervened tor disturb, their co~:mradPship.

CHAPTER EIGHT

IU ORDER!
lONEL FARNLEY w~as giving a party at the big-
n anea Club. It was a large party and Lionel
had ordered that everything should be done in the
best 'tyle. The~re were crhampague cocktails and
,, viare sandwin bes in addition to thle usual tea and
cake and ham sandwicbes; and of course you could
have nbisky. anid Son~ lif .vlu liked, and, indeed. au>
o~ther drink that the Cliib stoiked for itj memblers
Some fort. perr...na :ereF~ at tbe part.\. IISeC~tOr
Mllebt was .one of' them. he was oflf that da\ and
badl naEIed to be among Lio~nel's duests.
The Lignabnea Club is onue of the social rendez
\u:- it, I:ii:g ::-n a vd S^:'" bnrw. Itas lar e
nnt isr. usualic e of it., outstanding iobaraiteristles
~hy this should be so nobody has ever been able
to Fx,,aio .atlr~ratelgf., tnbte samer people that sit
mlostl\ sileut in this Club w~ill be jolly and naturally
ilonver-lsat ional elsewtere;. Someone ha-, sulggested
that1 the site of the C'lub was once a ieemetery. but
the re-ears he:, of Mlr. Frank Cllndall.. the antiquarian,
bus failed to~ co~rrobo:rate the suggestion. Mlr. C'un-
dail has shown that the land on whieb the Club is
built was once part at St. Andrew, which everybody
kinew. before. and there he has left the matter. But
at any rate he did smash the cemetery theory, even
I it he id nothing positive to enliven the atmlospher~e
llf this social institution
The Club building is a long structure, mainly
of wood, with the whole of the lower floor open
re, ther breeze. It h~as br~oadl verAndahP., a1 lie lawn
f..r tennis, a golf coursec, and in the middle distance
of its tennis grounds stands one of the most beauti-
ful and usaenificent mange trees to be seen in all
Jamiaica. It is well conducted, it is just next dojr
to, the Kinutsford Park racing courses; the view from
the east verandas of' the Club is most picturesque.
One sees fromt that vantage point the sleepy mount.
raitl-nt o a great iange. with their slopes alternately
lit up by the bright tropical sunlight and steeped in
shadows that shift andi melt as you watch them.
Perhaps it is the brooding sense of' eternity which
these mountains give that has a quieting effect upon
tha spirits of most people wbo visit the Club. This
feeling of human transience and insignificance, how-
ever, can usually be exorcised by whisky and soda
and a liberal consumption of martini cocktails. In
the course IIIf an afteirnoonl it is thus frequently
exorcised, displaced, and made to take its proper
place in the backgrollnd of buman consciousness.
Mlan, at the Liguanea Club. by an act of free will.
rendered possible by the existence of spirituous
liquoirs. can rise superior to Nature. can defy Nature;
h nce ar pa~rii ot was Liuaneab'luBumay db ra vr
effort has to be made to be bright. Lionel Farnley
w~as determined that his party should be right.
His refrlesbment tables were set out in the dance
hall of the Club, w~hich, when there is no dance,
se~r\-e as a Loulnge for the ladies ebiefly. Comfort-
able cbairs were scattered about. Those persons who
were not of the party eyed w~ith envy the ga~v
gathering-the gathering which had now begun to
be gay-and bitterly resented their own dullness.
For that apprehension of the eternal verities, in-
duced by (be solemn mountains before their eyes.
wans nowf stro~ng within their souls. They Lelt angry
that Mlr Farnley had not invited them: they hated
him for his omission: the fact that he could not
bare all the society ojf Sr. Andrew at one function
waa nor for a moment allowed to bias their judg-
ment in his favour. Each non-invited individual
felt that he at least could and should have been
asked; each little excluded family group w~as certain
that it could have made no difference if it had been
bidden to this treat. Each one seriously debated
in his or her mind whether he or she should ever
trouble to speak to Farnley again And each one


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A Club attendant came hurrying up to Inspector
MJight to tell him that he was wanted at the tele-
phone. Might rose, asked to be excused by the
group with whom he had been sitting, and went
leisurely to the telephone. He was some time away;
when he returned his host noticed at once that
something serious was the matter. "Good God,
Might, what is it?" cried Farnley.
everybody ce I strucckus at the exclamation
Inspector's face. They saw there a gravity which
strangely contrasted with the gay and joyous at-
mos~phere which had been created by cochrails. It
was as though the towering mountains had had
their revenge and had sent Inspector Mlight to warn
these pleasure-seekers that in the midst of life we
are in death.
"Y'ou might as well know what it is," said In-
spector M~ight, on being thus appealed to; "but
don't let it disturb your party."
He sat down and told the news that had just
been conveyed to him by Inspector Weeping. He
prefaced his remark by saying that be would have
heard it, before; only he had not been in town that
day. Weeping had been trying to get him; only
a Little while before bad W~eeping learnt that he
was probably at the Liguanea Club just then.
At about two o'clock on the previous night a
tragedy had occurred. There was, not far from the
Liguanea Club, a settlement known as August Town,
a gorge in the great hills that had been formed ages
ago by earthquake: a wild, magnificent scene of tow-
ering heights, r~ushing river and tremendous conglom-
er~ate boulders.
On either hand of this gorge grew lofty trees; at
night when there was no moon, the whole stretch
of land and water was plunged in darkness and
seemed an abode of the supernatural. It was there
some years before, a man called Bedward had arisen
and proclaimed himself the Prophet of God; he had
appeared as the bringer of a message to all the
country, of a call to the people that they should come
and be baptised. and there was a promise that those
who repented of their sins and bathed in the water.
of the stream that flowed through the gorge would
be healed of their physical inarmities.
Thousands flocked to August Town at the sum-
mons of this Prophet, men and women came in
crowds, and the illegitimate birth rate of the neigh-
bourhood per~ceptibly increased. These people would
march from distant parts of the country, travelling
by day and night, and sometimes on foot: they came
to be baptised and to be cured.
In the! early morning, when the mountain top.
glowed in the splendours of the rietng sun. the Pro-
phet would stand upon a huge rock waiting for the
complete emergence of the god of day. He would fix
bis eyes upon the glittering disc as it soared fro*
beblnd the mountains. and even at noontide he would
stare at it unblinlkingly, for be and be alone possec-
sed the f~aculty of looking with open eyes upon the
sun when it was at Its fiercest. Hundreds had seen
bim do it, educated white men as well as credulous
peasants; there could be no doubt whatever about
rhe authenticity of this performance. By the ignore
ant it was taken as proof of the man's divine mis-
ston: and when he had greeted the sun and had
given the signal, the assembled crowds woulld plunge
into the running water at their feet. singing, praying
and shouting invocations, and would emerge from it
with the belief, not only that their sins had been
washed away, but that their bodily ailments hadl al-~
so disappeared.
And it was truer that many were cured of their
ills, real and imaginary, by this mixture of faith
and washing. There were critics who said that the
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ence, had most toi do w\iih the cures. But these were
the sceptics.
There came the day when the Prophet. proc~laimled
that in his latest vision he had been warned of the
approaching destruction of the world when he himself
would be translatedl to Heaven in a cane-seated chair.
Everything was coming to an end; in the mean-
time it was quite possible for perrons with sultiiently
strong faith to fly up to Heaven. He ordered a few
of his followers tl- make themselves calico wings anti
&cleend a tree and boldly would fly, he assured them. Great is faith! T~e
wings w~ere made, iibree men adorned their arma with
them: in the pr~esenc~e of a breathless crowd they
climibed the tree indicated by Bedward and borldly
launched themselves into the air .. They were e
taken in at the public bespital that same day, suffer
ing from vallous serious fractures. Mr. Bedward
regretfully observed that they had not suft~elent
faith. It seemed that no one had. For no other
mtember of his following, tb.:.ugh firmly believing in
the rapidly approaching end oft all things mundane.
would maake an!' attempt to show the possibility of
flight by faith. And allenr. a few days after. MrI.
Bedwrard began his grand and historic march upon
Kinigstou, maril thle latention of preaching repent-
ani/e unto rising, or unto salvastion, because ot tle
univerrsal destruction which was now due a week
or so bence, he w;as arrested by the police as a dis-
turber of the peace, cummitted to an examination by
alienists, and pronounced to be totally and hopele~ssly
nsane,
But he had put August Town on the map. He
had transformed it from a1 wild and almost uninhab.
ited section oft the cnoutry into a settlement, sparae-
ly inhabited it is true. .vel regarded as a shrine by
manyv wnbo- still hloprd anid believed that LiO (8).
would come- aweu tbe Prolphet, bursting the bonds
of the Asylum, woulld appear at August Town ~ith
a newv revelatioln and wojuld restore those pr~ecio~us
reunio~ns at w'hiich the moire you sinned the arcater.
Was the glory of ~e1Ing speedily washed whiter than
snow'. August Towni was nown a district where people
lied and wolrkerd and traded And to this miinor
centle- :f :-o.:ld. rellelirus ad~~ economic activity had
migrated an East Indian shopkeeper, with the juren-
tion of making a small furrune and then, possibly, of
retiring to his belo\ed India.
A~nd this i w\hat hadr happened, this is the story ~
told at the Liguanea Club by Inspector Might
On the night before--or, strictly speaking. in
the small, silent hoiurs of the morning--the trader
had been awrakened by noises in his little shop. Hie
guessed wbar was taking place; he got up, armed
himself with a re\-olver. I:ooked out of the little hab-
itation in w~hiih he slept and which adjoined the
shojp. and saw the b~audlits t w~ork.
They too sawn him.
'Without a word thiey shot him dead!
11'hen M~ight. In very~ brief words, announced
what had occurred. there was a spasm of astonifh
mient and horror F3!rnley especially was terror
struck: his face rwent whiite as a sheet. "Murder,"
be gasped. **Mlurder! But this has never occurred
before Mu~rer '"
Silence fell uIpon the group; it lasted some
seconds. Then it war; broken by. various passionate
exclamations. It was well known that some of those


stalled bandits had threatened people w~ith revolvers.
They had even wounded some persons. But ne~vr
before had any of them resorted to cold blooded de
liberate biomicide, rbie was a new and sinister de-
\elo~pment. this w~as a1 threat and a menace of a
Ikind which no, one wvuld se~riously have contem-
plated. in spite utf what he might have said. These
mysterious criminals w~ere kiiline unow; they had
begun. they wouldl continue without a doubt. A
visionn of the unbappy East Indian's body, silent in
death, rose before the eyes of many persons In that
soon2.
**The murderer will never remain undetected,"
'said Farnley. "The fool has sealed his own doom
Murder is always a mistake."
**That is so.'' agreed Inspector M~ight. "Ordinary
banditry or high waa manship might not be put dovn
for somie time; but when a man is slain ev'ery re-
source of the law Is strained to bring his murderer
to: Justie. These killers wnill be taken,"
-.11 two as Insck inl the morning be wa;s shert, did
y'ou say?'' asked Grace.
"At two5 o'Ilock.)'-
".About the timet- I was slaying good night to yau
:It the Illyrre Bank." observed Faruley to her;
whileie we wer~e dancing aI man w~aJ being done to
death."' He spoke with more sadnless than any tbere
w-ould ha\e believed him capable of feeling.
"ll'eeping cas withi us,"' he continued;"and we
wet re je~sting as usual about the baudits...
"-The time for jesting has p3assed," said Mlr. Pugs-
ley hleavil.1; "nwe have' g..r to takie this thing more
reriourslr thian w~e lia\'e do)ni before. 11aiter, bring
me a do~ub~le whiskil and 6oda I feel the nieed of
solmething- to pickl me ulp." This was1 ltralnge,~ sin'e
illr. Pugsley~ had beenl pllakingF huimself up withr a sEjd
deal of reso~lutioin all thant afternoon T'o gi\e him
his diue. hi noter refrained fromn pidl:ing hiimself up
at a party Hec brli~t-ed in setting a good example
to others.
11'hile wsalilug for his doublle whiijky he Fa\'e tle
b~enelit of hijs good advji-e to the others.
""This, as I have said. is miost sei ious,' he ojbsery.
ed ora..ularily: *but we unsut not lose our sense of
proportion. nYe miust not allow~ ourselves to mourn:
It Is only a roolie~man, after all. who has been kill.
ed. No dou:~ibt his was a precious human life and all
tbar sort of thing, and I am sorry for him. But these
East Indians do not look at life as we? do and they
ilan't seem to mind dying as mucrh as white men do
-fulnny fellows. So1 perbaps w~e may be making
more of it than the man himself would have done if
he had known what was coming. He is not a near
relati\e, anid w'e have no right to spoil Farnley's
party on his account."
His words were regarded as words of wisdom
-nont a usual occuirrirence The spirits of the ruest,
began to rev'i\e very rapidly after that. The coollle-
mian wras dead. no bandit was likely to visit rbe
Liguanea C'lub that afternoon. in the meantime there
was tentsJ, and there were also champagne coc'k-
talis. Mlr. Pugsley drank bis double whisky and
soda and felt remaerkably bucked up. He hazarded
the suggestion that if the coolieman had not been
shot he would have died of something else in time.
MrI Pugsley' derive~d much comfort from that truth.
In another fifteen minutes. the company was again
enjorlngg itself and perhaps more than before because


of this spicing of tragedy. It is something to feel
that you are still alive when someone else is dead.
Only Inspector Might remained gr~ave. M~ore than
once he remarked with emphasis: "Maurder was not
intended by the firac bandits; they never tried
it, I am certain. But IL was bound to happen You
cannot, alwhaysJ control a fire when once you have
lighted It."
M~r. Pugiley considered these remarks in bad
taure. He would have under-taken, at the moment,
to extinguish any tire with double whiskyv and soda.

CHAPTER NINE

THE POLICE PLANS

MRS. GRACE MAlRSHAlLL was going to MIontego
Bay f~or a few days of the wronderful. sea-bath-
ing there, and Lionel Farnley had announced that
[Ie too w-ould be taking a trip to the country; he might
see, he said, a cattle Droperty that would suit him;
bie hopred ro.
'IFaruley." observed a Jamaica planter, when
lic heard this. "1*Is te sort of man who will never
see an~thinig to, suit him If the laud is good he
won't like the situation: if the situation is good, he
avon't like the land; and if both are good he will dis-
Ilke the climate. The man doesn t need to work for
a living; and that's what's the matter with him. He
can afford to pick and choose, and that's why he is
always refada~ig."
Uinappointment may have hadL something to do
\\illl this~ remar~k. lor only- the w~eek before that
'lainter had offered to sell Parnley, for eight thou-
sand lalouds, a property that was well worth three
tbbousand.. Lanel had dcvdined even to go to see the
plnat. lie didl Inot cre for its location. Trhe proprie?-
'I*r wias Ili--eIliste 11hat cuuld ?ouU make ofl a man
ar LIIeclin-d~ a badt baryain wilbout even going into

Just now\r Llonel w~as full of enthusiasml for his
easoliner launch, w~hich had come down to him from
New York I tl3.1 or 1.o before. He had ordered it by
cable.. moree usE~. he cuntended, should be made of
lIinenhton tiHarbour for)I pleasure purposes. and so be
had senit fo~r this: boat, which was bigger than any-
rl inrg of its kind excep~lt the Harbour Mastery launchb.
libhen hl- and tIrase returned to, Kingsoon, he said,
be would make uip a party and go for a 31ense on
one of the car~e near the coast of Janakir. The launih
would stand any breecet Pxcept a storm, and he would
show them samcthing ,n tr,.- .'ny of motor tout ex-

Mleantimie the launch was moored at thie Myrtle
Bank Pier. nod though Lionel was onl the point of
starting out for the country this morning he agreed
to show it to. Inspetor M~ight and two or three other
fellows~ who were down at the botel just then:
G;rat~e, oft course. had already been over it.
The gentlemen admired the launcb, which was
really a rine thing of its kind, and expressed their
envyr art Farnlley.. Ear b of lbem voiced a w~ish
toi have one, except Inspector Mlight. who remarked
that if he. a poverty-strickeu luspector of Police,
did own- such a launch. he would have toj haul it up
on the shore and live in it, and even so he would
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up his spirits.Th ke hthsrubswre
not a few.
Farnley' insisted upoln seuding inir driniks to celt
rate the advent of the launc:h, and on the bellbo.
bringing those drinks he carelessly ineed~ over to
hint a handful of small change, mainly. threepenny
pieces, which the nowi\ received n it a grin of de-
ligbr
"'Lionel spoils thleae bnys." exelalmed I'las.e-.
though sher herself alway's tipped Ilber-allr 'He
makes it difficult for the rest Iif us to, keep uip :1
decent appearance brl-re 'vtgn he is aroun~l the bo?
don't want to look at us.
"And be is encouraging profligacv," commented
inspector hlilht. "Tnal boy\-the youthl was sti!!
standing by w th his P.riin-is going to Jpendl all that
Stip on peaka-~peow. ticket3. Arenl't you"" he demand-
ed
''No. sir," promptly returned the bellboy; "I will
eive it. in vollection "
Everyllodr laugh d "Whbat is peaks peow~?" ask-
ed Lionel
"It is a Chinese samh of chance," explaineC the
lusportor; '8 gambling game mucih dernnunced bY
those who secretly take part in; that is, by almost
everybody I have headJ that a man in this city
generally lIneawRn as H.C; D.. carries on inl 'riv'ate at
branch of the peaka-peow business and makes a large
part of bhi very! susiollj(j:Is income by that. If' I only
catch him! Here, boy give me some of those three-
pances: I want scnme small change.
The youth obliuinginly opened hisa hands, dia-
playing about three shillings in small cosins, and the
Insp ec tor hand ed hiim a shilling Mlig ht ho re er.
tookL onlY' three hrbeepenny bits in exchange, thus
bestowing on the lad an unexpected. If small, gratu-
ity. Grace, as she was going awag for a while, gave
the lad a shilline. and now the herel attendant began
to wonder it this were the early Christmas of the
pear, andi howu he shouldl dispose of this moneyv As
a matter of fact the Inspertor had guessed rightly.
for that very afternoon a florin of the unexpected
fortune was invested in tw~o peaka-peowr tickets. and
as Prov'idence. sometimes favours the virtuous. that
Youth an~no smlehink like fouirteen shillings. It was
the firs! time he had ev-er wo~in anything.
Thr party strolled back; to Lbe hotel peri 8:
Grace entered her car and drove off amidst much
waving of hands and w~arnings nmt to travel by nieht.
Then Linnlel s car came up andl he too, toolk bis leave
The father men went about their respective businesses,
a nd Ins pea tnr Mlig ht thrri ed out to a con fe re ne whith


the Inspector Ceneral whidI had been previously ar-
range~d.
The conference was very private. OulyF the In-
spec~tor General, Inspector Weeping and Corporal
Jonues were to take part in it. The two luspectors
and their Chief seated themselves; Jones remained
standing at attention. He wondered w~hy- be had
been summoned to the August Prrze:uce, tuor corporale
\rere not usually interviewed by the Inspector Gen
tr'al himsif' H** trembled Toward~ly.l try-ing to guies
what her ha~d doine and what the Dunishmernt was to
be He sadly rejected that the policeman's life is
not a bappy one.
11411l I'vrl'orall Josnes.' <:ridt the Inspector Gen-
rral quietlry. *I see that you and Inspector We'eping
were thle firs persons tor investigate the murder of
the East Indlian.. Wallrho at Augult Towno when the
Casde was reCporlted "
"Yes, Inspector General; you see, sir, It was like
this--"
"Ne\er miindl how it w~as like," said the Inspector
General, and Jones's heart sank still further: it al-
Iloilt bl~l:..:rI :.p though he 0 mself w'e:e to be a * er! o' the :ii.rde.
"Y1lu duew~ Inspec~tor! Weeping's attention to the
. He umstan*P t'hat there wrere no mlark.. nf mnl~r :ar
11beels near thle man's rrsidence anld shop," ron-
tinued the insepetor General, with his eyes on1 a re-
.otill frnot of hii.
,'Yta In-pector General. but I didn't mean no
harm!
"Then"' (the Chief glanced again at the report)
before other policemen came upon the scene, you


coffered to investigate the appareur fact that these
handlits and murderers-thle mu~rdered man's wife
says Irhere were two or thire--alla come on foot, and
..auI rere given permissionu ~... "*Ye*, sir."
**Youi went half a mile In onell diirection and the
samue distance, or thereab~ours. In another, and aw
nlo tracel~ of a c~ar: that was3 \sour Ireport.'
"Yes, sir; I dido t think it utr-sesbury to go fur-
thc:*. but. I means. to, tiI me br-st. Ins~pe~ctr General."
**1 think you did vtlr ry ell uateed." said the
lospectror Gecneral, and at o~nc~e [t-e birt of Corporal
Jones. which had goit down to? his boo~ts and seemed
to b~e desperately seeking: to foc~rce~ its way through
hlib toes out of his body, leapt up~ to its normal post-
tion at once and beg-an to beat \iolently with proud
if usinful throbs.
--You said, Corporal Jones. that you thought these
mlen mlust have come on f'.oot for otherwise they
would not have left a car \cery far awaysJ from the
placea they intended to robl. Hojw far. do y'ou think
!hey w'ere likely to ha\'e left their car if they had
come in one?"
"Wnell. sir, I don't thiink they would 'ave left it
more than a furlong away. Youl see. sir, I thought,
at first a~s they might want not to make a noise, and
that if they didn't want to makeF a noise they wouldn't
drive right up to W'alllo'ss house. But they wouldn't
ntoip too far away. for suppoee anybiody came up and
see the car an' suspect anyt'hing' He would give the
alarml. And if it war anrbo~ds in a car, the bandits
would be in a tight place So I pur one and two to-


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Garry told him of the trick he had played upon his
trackers, what time he had walked up the bed of*
the small stream and left the two pirates scratching
their heads in perplexity. He also learned from the
young Scotsman of the abduction of Joan Manvers,
and be swore that he would support his companion
in any undertaking upon which he saw fit to em-
bark.
GasrryV had no reason to love Trap Farthing. In-
deed, he would bare been justilied in slaying the
man as he had done his mate. Farthing had been a
pirate, and was therefore an outlaw, against, whom
every hand could have been justly and legitimately
raised. He had been also avownedlyr following Garry
with no good intent and, had the meeting taken
place under circumstances more unf'avourable to
Garry, he had no doubt that either of' the two ruffians
would have take his life with llrtle or no compunc-
tion. -
But G~arry was glad of the man's sjcity. Alone,
he had felt a world of doubt and uncertainty as to
his 'utur~e actions, and the idea that he might
again seet his beloved was indeed a tenuous one;
but now, with a companion whose plight wastl as
desperate as his own and whose blade was at his
service, he felt that he could dare anything. The
prospect of once more dreaming of being able to
see Joan. and mayhap, to rescue her, had suddenly
grown within bounds of possibilii-.
Trap. on his part, though the killing of Toad
Gripes rankled s~ore., wa4 very content with the new
arrangemet of things. Recognising in Garry the
master mind, the man threw all burdensome re-
sp~onsibility to thr winds and was quite content to
follow w~hithersneverl the other might lead. When
he and Toad had been partners they had shared the
responsibility in a state of equality and had worried
blasphlemourly over everyl~ littlr; problem that beset
them. Nvow Trall's wo~rries werile over and he stepped
out beside his new Jeader, care-free and irrespon-
siblE
A short distance up the ri\.er the water shallown-
ed anrd, by' the matks on the sand approaching the
wrater, G~alrry rightly judged that here was a ford.
It was with lighlter hearts and the keen expectation
of adventure that the two oddly-mated clompanions
iltepped out along an ill-defnine trail that led through
the low, wooded hills that bounded the northern
bank of the river and, as they ascended the path,
Trap carojlled blithely and lopped the heads oh the
little lizards who clung, tails upward, on the side of
the small trees that lined the path
"Thou art very dextrous with thy sword, Trap,"
remarked Garry as, for the bundredth time, the keen
blade whipped through the air and the headless,


quivering body of another hapless wizard slowly con-
tracted and fell to the ground.
"'That be praise indeed, master,"' quoth Trap,
grinning his pleasure, "and, until ~I saw the man-
uer In which you played with Toad. Gripes, me-
thought none other could stand against nme. I am the
veriest jobbernowl in domaparison with you."
Garry chuckled.
"Thou doest me great honour, friend Trap,"' he
r~eplied. "LBut put up thy sword; thou'It dull it
against these trees and, God wot, we'll need keen
blades ere long, or thou'rt not atn ugly rascal."
Trap gubaw~ed merrily as he sheathed his wreap*
on.
"'An' we run foul of' the Dons this very day,
master," he replied, ""Trap Farthing will shed no
tears. Aye,"' he added, ''a Don to match every lizard
whose head has fallen an' 1I'l be satisfied."
And, bellow~inS a rollick~ing chanty, the pirate
strrlde ablong the path followed by the grimly amused
Sc~otsman w lo ~as; bis ackinowrledged leader.
Thle day was ecool and a refreshing breeze blew
in from the g rea t bay' of Ocoa. B rillian tly-coloured
hir~ds fitted rlrough the luxuriant growth that cloth-
ed the hills but. strange to relare, no songster's
trill vibrated through the scented air. unless the
shrill scream o~f an alarmed parrot could be so de-
sigfnated. The gaudy' birds of the tropics are in-
variably mute.
Among the trees the ubiquitouss lizards scam-
p~eredl in sudden alann and, as the two wayfarers
passed them, the?- ilungp itiffly to tbeir perches and
quiveredl violemtly in impotent fury. Great centi-
pedes scurlried to the damlnp protiectiuul of fallen leaves
and brieh-co~lioulrd moss and, evEr and again, an
incautiouls senlrpionll raised its ve~nomous5 tail as the
feet of the men brushed it by. For the most part,
boweverj the tropical woods were still, and the in.
nlumerable buza and hum of tiny life but served to
accentuate the silence of the vaulted forest.
Where the path started to nlope dow~hnwardsd the
two men Iiaused andi se! ablut prepar~ing a meal of
.rt.From the iaptulousa pockersP of his baggy
breeches Trap produced several plantains which he
had hadt the fteslCight tol .save against an emergency
after brsakfas! that miorning. Around them~ no fami-
Ilhr frulr- C..ew' bul.~tl. n~~itor .ak tht plantaine
and- nashing thcrn donai with copious. draughts of
fresh wrater from a nearr-by spring, the two men
relaxedi into attitudes of ease, quite content withrl the
meal to whbimb biuneel had lent an appetising say-
our.
"This be a goodly land and fair. tot look upon,"
mrused Trap idly as he lay back against a moss-
covered rock and surveyed the panorama which lay


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chant on board ~La Trini~dad Talencera, a galleon we
captured off Tortuga., Toad G~ripes was well machd
when he fought the Spanad and, in certes, 'twva a
right noble Aight!",
He looked sullenly at Garry.
"Toard was an ill-vsae man and free of his
tongue--but a gallant swRordaman witbal. He was no
etit-throat, sir."
Garry shrugged his shoulders.
"I liked not his manner with the ladies," he
answered, smiling upon the other. "MNethought he
was over brusque in his treatment of the Indian WO
man. But I honour you for your loyalty to the
man, Mdaster TraD Farthing, and, as we must now
bide together I bespeak your fealty as I pledge you
my allegiance,
Trap looked uncofortable.
"I cannot forget, sir, that Toad met his death
at your hands, and though I could beat you with
my fists, I will be pleased to follow wherever you
lead. We two could go far against the Dons.'.
Garry sheathed his sword and walked over to
Trap Farthing, who took his prof'erred hand without
em~otion.
"Spoken like an .Englishman, Trap," Garry re
joined; "but I think that you err in conrsidering
yourself my master in the art, of fistic~uff."
"The ex-pirate's eyes brightened.
"An' you care to put the matter to the test,
air," he suggested eagerly.
Garry gave a delighted laugh.
"Truly, friend Trap."' he countered. ''Thou'rt
a man after mine own heart! Nay~, sirrah, I would
not make more hifdeous thine ugly. counrenane."
Trap grinned, nor did he take~ offencre; this rough
banter was what he was acmlustolme to. Though he
grieved in his own way for thle man who was slain,
he bore no animosity now to the man who hand kill-
ed him--but he was determined. never'theless, to
show this young aristocrat that, man to man, he
was the better fighter. He would bide his tim.
Garry had no qualms~ as to the other's loyalty.
Hie strode along the river bank w~ith his new~-flound
companion as they searched for a place to ford the
stream and, little by little, he induced tbe man to
tell him his story. Trap, on his part, was curious
as to the manner in which rile other had escaped
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outspread before him. "A pity it is that the Span-
fards own it all--a plague e~ncompass them!"
"'It is indeed a fair prospect," agreed G~arry. Iazily
scanning tho miles of sun-drenched country which
strett'red in long, shimmering undulations to the
distant Inuuntains. "And I doubt not that a thou-
sand periia Ife hid in yon green woods."
Trap's eyes sparkled and he spat expressively.
''Aye." he whispered. "God grant that our good
swords drink deep of Spanish blood and that we
bring your lady safe home to Scotland, my mas-
ter!"
"Amen to that!" breathed Garry, and his face
lightened at the thought of what the future might
hold in store for him. The idea of Jean Mlanvers a
helpless and unwilling captive in the hands of Quesa-
da y Perez had weighed heavily' upon him and, but
for his own constant peril since the galleon had sail-
ed away, it might have rendered him desperate. As
it was he consoled himself with the thought that the
Spauiardi would undoubtedly respect Joan's beauty
and breeding and that some day, God willing, the
right would triumph and he would. with Trap Farth-
ing's timely~ aid, succeed In rescuing her from her
captors. Ah, Youth! Thine eyes are wrilfully blind-
ed to the difficulties which lie In thy path when
the much to be desired goal is to be reached! Only
Youth could have bree sanguine of success in the
desperate enterprise upon which Garryv had embark-
ed; ouly Youth--and Ignorance.
And so these tw~o irusaders--the Englishman
and the Scot, in whose veins flowed the common her-
itage of valour from an anclestry that recoguised uo
conqueror save D~eath, Ithee sat upon the bill and
gaedbnorthwrard temhthe m n ana. ralld. contemplat-
W'ihat seest thou. friend Trap?" asked Garry at
length. rousedl frlom his meditations by a startled
ejaculation on the part of his companions.
Farthing shaded his eyes and he rose to his
feet as he peered intently toward a tall clump of
cocoanut palms whose feathery tops rose gracefully
From the edge of' the bayv. perhaps a league anid a
balf away\.
"Y'ouder. mraster," qruotil the pirate, indicating
the trees with o~utstretch~ed hand. "Yonder where the
shore turns eastward Do .von not see, behind the
palmsp. thle masts of a vessel?"
Ga9rry stood up) and peered along the line of
the man's arm.
"Tis but the wind playing among the trees,"
he drrlared laughingly. "~'Fore God. Trap, thy vision
is addled. There is nought there but--Stay, man!"
he tried excitedly as his ey'e caught the glint of gold
behind the palms. "Thou'rt right! There is a vessel
thert-and more than one. or I'm a zany'!"
Trap's eyes- danced with eagerness and exc~ite-

"Aye. master," be cried. "There they be! But
the Don have digged a canal. or hauled their vessel
up on dry land. There is no sea there!"
Carry strained hic; ey\es in an endeavour to
rathom the mystery.
"I cannot understand it." he said. "The line
of the shore distinctly passes the place where yon
ressel lies laiddeul. and curvers tol the oust. And

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Farthing excitedly. "The sun sparkrles between the
trees!"
"Thou'rt right," was Garry's answer after he
had looked intently toward the distant spot. "The
vessels are affoat, and there must be a hidden en-
trance to the basin wherein they are lying."
"Then it behoves us to find it!'" cried Trap,
clasping the hilt of his swerord. "Come, master-
the day is yet young and our blades are thirsty!"
Gtarry laughed,
"Truly thou art b~loody-minded, my Trap. Per,
adventure thou'lt get thy bellyful of fighting ere we
find Mistress Joan; but, unless it be absolutely neces.
sary, we'll remain hid from the Spaniards while we
may. By stealth we may achieve our ends. but do wRe
set about seeking swordplay with the Dons, our abrift
will be abort."
"Are we not to punish the rngues, thel? '
"Aye, in the proper time, Trap. But our main
o:bject nowr\ is to get in to:urbh with M~istrress oan
Mlanvers. Depend upon it, the day will come when
thou'It get enough--aye, and more than enough, of
fighting."
Trp grunted acquiescence, nevertheless the
quickened spirit of adventure tilled his soul and he
was eager to thrust forward in search of the excite-
mnent that his spirit craved, and he imlplored Carry


that theyv press on and Investigate the strange circum*
strance of the apparently landlocked ships.
--That we will do right speedily," answered
Gar~ry, nothing loath to satisfyv his consuming curi-
osltl regarding the vessels; "but I pray thee do no-
thing unc~ircumspe~ct. Bear~ in mind that the whole
sucess of our mission lies in the secrecy with which
we enshroud our movements. Better that we accom-
plish nothing rather than we fall into tdie bands of
tht; Spaniards. For thee: it would undoubtedly mean
the Inquisition and a nameless death."
Trap.looked at his master in surgirise.
"And ~you, sir," he asked. "Would not you also
suffer the same fate'"
G~arryv smiled.
"I would not allow myself to be intimidated in
any mnanner~ whatsoever." he said. "LNath'less, it is
not myg lntentlon to be captured by the Dons-but
let us go forward, my inquisitive friend, and sese what
we can see."
He thought it best that Trap remain in Ignor-
ance of his faith, for he knew that the fellow would
not understand, and be wished to sfet before the
man no problem that would confuse his brain nor
undermine his loyalty.
Urpon, the northern slape of the hill and in the
jungle belowv it the sun beat down with terrific


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intensity. Here tbe cooling sea breezes could not
reach the adventutrers, and the sweat poured down
their cheeks as they' pushed forward through the
Ieactus-strewnu desert that lay between the bills and
tbe spot which was their goal.
--S welp me!" groaned Trap as. for the hun-
dredlth time, hie pulled a wicked cluster of' barb-
pointed guasa\vara spines from his bleeding legs.
"I'm as full of boles as isi a sponge! This is a coun-
tlry fit only for Spaniards and mother suth stum. 'Tis
no place for a G~od-f'earing Englishman!"
Ganrr!, eqluallyv harassed by the cactus, his throat.
parched with thirst, could not but smile at his com-
panion's fervent and contrardictory imprecation.
"Aye. Trap." he vouiheafed, ''these infernal
plants do ludleed beset us sore. But, patience man,
we scaunot have much farther to go."
Nevertheless. the way seemed interminable, and
both men we~re wfell-nigh exhausted when finally the
juugle thinnedl ahead of them and, between the les-
sening cactus, tbey made out the welcome glea of
blue water.
As is so often the case when man attempts the
passage of wcood or jungle without the aid of c~om-
pass orI astr~olabe, the two c~astawfays found that they
had been wandering in a circle, and that they had
reached the seashore at a spot about half-way be-
tween the base of thie hills and the fringe of palms
behind which lay the mysterious ships. Though the
distance in a straight line was triiing, they had
nevertheless covered considerably more ground than
had they been able to hold a straight course toward
the palms.
The afternoon sun east long shadlows of tle
trees upon the glinting sand as they stepped out
upon the > ielding beach and. with faces and breasts
bared to the rally breeze, the two men drew long
breaths of the cooling air before they stepped. with
renewed anticipation, up the shore. This ended ah-
ruptlyv. as Garry had surmised, in a deep. man-made
channel, through which it was veryg evident that the
Spanitards had towed their ships.
The setting sun illumined the gilded masts of
three large ga1icani as Ga~rr\ Graeme and Trap
Farthling gazefd with bated breath through the shore
sct ub upon the hidden vessels. Upon each of the
ships a bare half-dozen men lazed andi smoked as
there unsuspicio~usly guarded the vessels and, at sight
of the small number of soldiers who manned the
ships. Trap breathed heavily and would have sug-
rested somne lash move had he not caught a warning
glint in his master's eyes, wh~tere~at be subsided re-
airne~dl~.
'~The riide lowr."slunrtb Trap, rubbiinz hiJ itch-
ing palms to~gether as he regarded the beautiful
vessels.
"'And for an excellent reason," replied Garry.
"Theyv be heavily laden with treasure!"
And the! two men gazed so long and earnestly
at the Spanish ships that the sun was gone almost
before they were aware of its setting. Trap's en-
tbusiaasm and the natural cupidity of man had in-
f'elred Garry with something of his companion's zeal,
and they conversed together in eager whispers as
they discussed the feasibility of attempting the (.ut-
ting out of one of the vessels single-banded. Garry
at last reluctantly r~ealisedl that the feat they con-
templated was impos~sible and it was with heavy
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thro~uel the jungle that night. and, in an open space,
wecll concealed fr~om possible observation, lighted the
aire around which they contemplatedd sleeping. Both
men wer~e hungry, thirsty and tired and only the
lucky capture of an agouti, an animal that looked
lik~e a largest at and, when roasted. tasted, to the
hungry men, like the most delicious fowl, raised
their lowered spirits to normal. The further dis-
covery of a small, tr~icklingp stream of cool water
n~ear-by put them in excellent humour and, when at
last they settled themselves to slumber. high hope
again reigned in their breasts.
The little tire fclickered bravelyv in the darkness.
Twice during the early part of the night did Garry
rise and Irplenish it and when, toward midnight,
lborbi men slept so~undlyv a ruayacgn stump which
G;arry. hud thrown upon the embers suddenly blazed
high. and a pair of bestile eyes, far off in the jungle,
diser~nlnug the faint reflection of the distant. fre.
gleamrd malevolently' as their owner noiselessly set
out through the forest toward the spot where the
bated whbite men lay\ encmped.
The surriounding trees and the tall. forked eac-
rlu s leame~d redly\ in the warm light of the Gre.
TIhe stump ilf guay.aezi hissed and spluttered im-
po'rtantly- and trembling shadows played on the far-
tber trees. Aroused by the unaccustomed warmth,
Itn e\il thing crawled from under the rotting roots
of a crumpled plantain, tentatively swayed to and
fro upon the damp mouli nudl theni started, grotesque
an1d friightful. toward the I-eping~ men.
As the foot-long legs of the giant taramtula press-
ed the ierackling leave; Ibeoneah his furred body,
Trap Farthing shivered il bll; lirp andl iopened his
eyes. Sleepily\ he gazed u[. Into, the velvet sky while
the fanged borrorir, In long, low~ strides, crept steadily
tOwarld him His evelid fluttered and slowly closed
and be breathed a weary sigh as be shiveringly set-
tled himself to lumber again, and the menace that
appproached him paused, tremulous, upon its hideous
Il'eg as the hlumlan urned~ci Is his side anid faced the
direction in whiih the tsanraula lar crouibed.
Trap abivered sealn andl bi< throat contracted in
sudden fear'. Some unlexplainable premonition warn-
ed him of dangetr and his eyes opened again and be
stared tizedl- into the darkness-hut nothing dis-
turbed the calmt serenity of the night. The sbiny
b~olea of waxen hallrked- trees reflected backr the red
glow of the fire and in the deeper blackness beyond
the dim circle of lightr the white stems of dlead cacit
loomed sepulchral.
Buit stay--! W'hat was that black, misshapen
object which clow-ly assumed shape beside him? A
iound. Ielawly, crel;ping monstrosity from whose bul-
bonts head glinltte twol Icoild, gIreen-tinted e?'es! The
tlbing movFed towadlrd him and Trap's throat rattled
as he frantic-ally endeavoured to scream. The arach-
nid trawled clumdllty forward. its hideous eyes
fixed r~elentl s~lr upon the terrified Englishman.
Trap closed his own in horror--came a sudden swfish-
ing sound, followed by a hiss as of a sudden ex-
halatio~n of' breast, and Trap'9 startled eyes opened
upon the sight of the rarantula, pinned to the soft
ground by an arrow which clove its middle.
"G(adzoo~ks!" casme in relieved tones from beside
him. and he looked around into the affrighted eyes
of Garry G~raemec. ''I was stricken with so great
a fear that my ra~ngre elave to the roof of my
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''And you were awake, too, master?"' whispered
Trap shakenly. He looked with repugnance at the
horribly squirming beast. "But from whence came
that arrow?"
Garry's epei, roved uncertainly about him and
he was about to reply when, from an over-hanging
brlanch above the fire, a slim, nakted figure dropped
to the ground beside him.
"Od's Blood!" cried Trap in alarm, springing t,
his (fet. his sword in hand--but Garry restrained
him when he noted that their Indian visitor had one
hand held up in an attitude of peace.
'Be not dismayed!" cried Garry to his astonish-
ed henchman. "The man means us no scathe!"
Their visitor lowered his hand and spoke to
Garry. and that young man was astonished to hear
himself addressed in intelligible Spanish.
"I came to kill you. sellor,"' said the Arawak,
--but I eawf that y~ou were a friend and I stayed my
hand "
Garry gasped.
"For what crime was my life a forfeit?" he
asked. "And how came you here so propitious-
ly?"'
The Indian stolidly transferred his gaze to the
urponn-mouthed Farthing. Him he regarded suspici-
ously for a moment and then be turned agalu to

**You are Spanish," he said, "and therefore are
youj my~ enemy."
**But-but!" gasped Garry Graeme.
"Ily sihter, Puna, was set upon by two white
men and wasr rescued by .1u. seflor. To no other
man does her descraription tit si perflerl? Do I speak
the truth, sellor? And am I not indebted to you that
my sister is now safe in her father a house?"
--Why, yes." was Graeme's basty reply. "I was
instrumental in saving the life of a young maiden
lesternoo~n. But I am not--'
"Thi other man I know not." resumed the
Arawak. indicating Trap Farlhing. to w~hom his
conversatio~nn was iuire unintelligible, "but, as he
appears to be Sour f'rie~nd. I spared him. Ye must
not spend another night beyioud the protection of

G~arry 5s browa knit in pirrplexity.
1I do not see."' he began, bult he was again
interrupted.
Yoiur countrymen have once more started en-
ernaching upon Cucubduo's domain and have slain
many Arrawaks in weeks past," stated tbe Indian.
''Therefore la every ,Spaniard who is encountered in
these hunting grolunds oft tbe Arawaks to be slain.
lou have I spared for what you, soflor have done for
Puna, my~ sister. Would that all your countrymen
w~ere as you."
Trap's perplexed gaze was attracted at that in-
stant to the hairy monster, large around as a meat
platter, who wrenched the point of the retaining
arrow from the ground and rolled over in a paroxysRm
of struggling The sight of the horrible thing stirred
his dazed senses to action, and, seizing his sword.
be backed the repulsi\e creature to pieces. The
dismembered bits of the spider's body still quirered
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ter," panted Trap as he wiped his sticky) blade
against his stockings; "but willi you ask this oaked
savage if there be any more of thes-e foul creatures
hereabouts. Of a truth they create in ine a great
disfavour!"
At sound of his English speech the Indian gaz-
ed in startled fashion at the pirate and he turned
nllruly to G ra
lTh gSrran m eae d s Trs ulsquestion and the
"There be many such creatures in these forests,
senior," he replied, "and their bite is death. The
tarnntula would not have attached you had you l-
moe at ted satif nt crioi butd I saw at t ye
your safety. Therefore I shot it."
Garryv shuddered as he realized how utterly he
had been at the mec of this s~ure arm.
"Wre owe you a debt of gratitude." he began,
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But! tell met why yolu address this uncocmely person
In such strange language."
The Scotsman could scarce forbear to smile as
he thought of bow Trap would have received that
--uncomelyv person" had be understood the Spanish
tongue. but he controlled his features.
"W'e aire not Spaniards," he said. "We are
Englishmen and enemies of the Spaniards. We are
your friends."
The India~n's eyles opened wide and he stared In
startled unbelief into G'raeme's face.
c'Ye are not Spaniards!" he echoed Incredulous-

l."We are Englishmen," Garry reiterated "


asTelnad thn yos ep d fowrd ano todk on o
Garry's hands in both of his.
"Truly if ye be enemies of the Spaniards are
ye then friends of the ~Arawaks," he earnestly said.
"I bTu bo ao of Cueu no.t n~l~ e gebt to t
father's house. But are ye followed by armed hosts
of your coruntrymen?"
He looked eagerly into G;arry's face as he asked
this question and his disappointment was keen~ly
manifest when the Scotsman shook; bts head.
Alas, we are the oinl! representatives of our
people hereabouts," was G~raeme's answer. "But in
the waters w~hiih encompass your land are English-
men to the number of hairs upon your head who
seek; to do battle with the Spaniards. God willing,
ther w~ill free this beautiful country of' yo~urs from
the oppressors of y~our people and the land will flow
with Spanish blood."
Turbo's eyes glistened in the light of the dying
fire.
**I must hasten and tell my father the things
whereof you have spoken." he said. "'Long have
my people groaned under the oppression of Spanish
tyranny. Myg father. Oucubtloo, chief of the Ara-
w~sks. will weep wirb joy when I tell him of the
evil fate which threatens the hated Spaniards. I
go.
And before Garry could stop him the Indian
y'outh rulrned and noiselessly disappeared into the
night.
--And now, fair sir," drily remarked Farthing


as Gasrry gazed after the vanished Turbo, "an' you
will be so good I would be pleased to learn that
of which you and y\ou savage made so much ado."'
He listened without comment as Garry told him
of Turbo's conversation and, when Graeme was done.
spat soberly into the fire.
"W'ill these savages assist us in tracing your
lady?" he asked.
Garrfy sighed regretfully.
**Besbrewv me if I did not forget to ask the
aid of' his people in my righteous endeavour," he
said. ''Plague take me for a fool!"
And as the two men sat beside the replenished
fire, their wear? eyes ever on the watch for another
of the la~ths utiarachnidsupbic acd ms aloarrmh

forgetfulness.

CHAPTER BIX

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(N "The House of the Admiral" the Count of Peft-
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stateliest mansion in the whole of La Espatiola, was
built in a commanding position overlooking the
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had been the first capital of the island. Ancient
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wiap an edifire of imposing splendour and of massive
construction. Its sturdy stone walls were en~rround-
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derfully coloured flowhers of the tropics. The win-
dows and doorways of this beautiful building where
embellished with handsome arabesques, and such was
the magnificence of its interior that Oriedo and
other contemporary chroniclers dwell long upon the
carvings, paintings and statuary which lent an air
of luxury and splendour to the old building.
Joan's eyes opened in admiration as, after Dass-
ing over the most and entering the walled city
through a massive gate, she beheld the Governor's
palace The Count himself assisted his fair guest
over the rough cobbles of the street and, though she
could not understand a word of the language he
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home to France--but I was kept a prisoner by the
Count and have since resided in Bani, where the
Governor maintains a small establishment."
"You are part of the establishment?" queried
Joan.
Ad41e -lowered her eyes.
"It is my house," she quietly replied; but, tell
me, madam, is there aught else I can do for you?
No other message that I can take from you to the
Governorr"
She looked narrowly at the English girl.
Joan shook her head.
"Nothing else," she said, "only that I am grate-
ful to him for his kindness-and to you for your
goodness in coming to see me."
Addle laughed bitterly as she rose and tossed
her head in an attitude of insolence,
"His kindness!" she echoed with a forced laugh.
"His kindness! Little fool! Joan shrank back in
sudden surprise. "You may keep your thanks for
some person who may appreciate them!" cried the
Frenchwoman with sudden vehemence. "What are
you doing here! You--you--! I--I detest you!"
The two girls faced each other--the one blalck-
haired, black-eyed and hysterical--the other's fair
face flushed with amazed indignation. At that mo-
mzent Agatha entered the chamber, and Ad61e, her
eyes snapping, walked quickly out of the room anod
slammed the door behind her.
Joan gave a nervous little gasp and she shook
her head weakly as she sank down into her chair
again and mechanically watched the black woman
as she arranged her mistress's clothing for the daily
walk in the garden. Joan had been loath to accept


the fine silks and satin that Pefialva had bestowed
upon her, but as her wardrobe had been left aboard
the Happy adventure she accepted his gifts, stifling
her qualms of conscience with the thought that she
would make payment for the stuffs on a happier
day.
But she reeked not of clothing as she sat, half
stunned, upon the chair and stupidly gazed at
Agatha. The sudden, violent outburst on the part of
the French girl bespoke a mighty and unsuccessful
effort at self-repression--it had startled and worried
Joan, and she racked her brain in an endeavour to
fathom the stranger's reason for so hating her.
To the best of her knowledge she had never
laid eyes upon the girl before. No member of her
family had ever, so far as she knew, wronged one
of that name--and yet the girl had said that she de-
tested h~er--Joan Manvers, with whomn even the
very birds of her native highlands were wont to be
friendly. S~he blinked rapidly and a tear coursed
down her face.
Why had Addle de Pencier been weeping? The
girl's eyes bore unmistakable signs of recent tesar,
and Joan wondered it, in any way, she had been con-
nected, or responsible for, the girl's distress. WTbhy
had she come all the -way from--wherever it was
that she had claimed to have come, just to do the
Governor's bidding? WCas it her housee-where
Peilalva maintained an establishment?
Was she the Governor's housekeeper, or..
Joan bit her lips and gazed reflectively at her silent
servant.
Was she .. .the Governor's mistress?,
(Continued on Page 67)


kindliness of his manner toward her. When final-
ly she was shown to a room in the northern part
of the palace and, by signs, was given to understand
that it was for her owvn use, she sank back upon the
dainty coverleted bed and sighed with wonder at the
sheer beauty of her apartment.
She saw nothing further of her host that day,
a~nd when she whispered her opinion to Agatha that
the Governor was a kindly, Christian man, the deaf
mute paused in the operation of preparing her mis-
tress for bed and shrugged her shoulders doubtfully.
But the Governor, by his actions on the suc.
ceeding dayrs, did nothing to shatter the good opinion
that Joan had formed of him. Nothing could have
exceeded the courtesy and consideration with which
he treated the girl and, neither by word nor deed,
did he presume to force any unwelcome attentions
ulpon her. ~To Joan, grieving dutifully for her hus-
band, and harassed by the longing to know that
Giarry was safe, the Spaniard appeared the soul of
sympathy and understanding, and she came to look
forward to his infrequent visits to her apartment
with real interest and pleasure.
"I cannot see why thou doubtest the sincerity of
Ihe man's attentions, Agatha," she said one morn-
ing to the black servant, after Pen~alva had visited
the apartment and had left a large silver tray laden
with luscious fruits behind him. "I would that I
could speak his language that I might thank him for
his exceeding great kindness to us both. But for
him ae udouldd still ebeh g odo hat ghtu vse .

bmThe foaortunity to thank the Count for his
hospitality was soon forthco~ming. On a morning
while Joan sat by her window looking out upon the
gardens of the palace, she heard a rap at her door.
Without looking up she bade whoever it ~was come
in, as was her custom, for she thought that Agatha
desired entrance.

young wo a wosle eoes sehdownd tr ces o eae t
weeping, entered the roomn, looking with interested
though inscrutable expression into the startled
countenance of Joan Manvers.
"Good morrow," said Joan, bowing slightly to
the newcomer. "'May I ask your pleasure?"
She looked with interest at the girl as she await-
ed her reply.
"I am sent by the Count of Pefialva," said the
stranger in excellent 1English, albeit with a slight
trace of accent. Joan thought that her voice sounded
weary. "]He wishes me to see to your comfort."'
Joan's heart had given a great leap within her
breast at sound of her own tongue spoken by the
pretty stranger, and her woman's sympathy went
out to the girl, for she instinctively sensed that some
sorrow lay heavy upon her.
"There is nothing that you can do to make my
stay here more pleasant," replied goan, lookig
gratefully toward the girl; "but I am thankful for
your company and am glad that you are come, for
you can tell the Governor for me how much I ap-
preciate his great kindness. I am dumb before him
for I cannot speak his tongue."
The stranger cast a darting, quizzical glance at
Joan before, in obedience to the other's invitation,
she seated herself upon c chair.
"I shall be pleased to convey to the Governor
your expression of gratitude," she said. "But allow
me to present myself to you, madam-my name is
Ad41e de Pencier."
"You are French?" exclaimed Joan in surprise.
"Yes, madam. My father was a planter on the
island of Tortuga, and when the Count of Pefialva
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"D~o you realise, Jones, what the fact that these
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"That they got tired, Inspector?"
The Chief smiled.
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**You are to go and work on the Government
Cattle Farm at Mlona," Inspector Weeping instructed
him: ''-ou will be a sort of head cattle man; thait
is arranged. Mona Is just next door to August Ton,
there is communication between the two places all
the time. It wvill not be arrange if you are seen in
August Town; perhaps you whill find reasons for go-
ing there often."
"H~e coidld go to see a Jemima," facetiously sug-
gested Inspector Milght. "'Members of the Force are
sometimes known to do that."
"'That will be easy, Inspector," said Corporal
Jones, who perceived that the suggested reason for
his going into A\ugust Town would be about the most
convincing one that he could give.
"Try and find out all about the circumstances
of the people in the district, especially of any men
whe do not seem to bale much to do but who manage
to live fairly well. That is the sort we are looking
for just now."
"I understand, Inspector."
"You might discover something valuable, even if
it takes you some time. You will have to rough it,
of course, and may even have to run. But all poilke-
men can run very well, and I know you have estab-
lished a good record that way. Discretion is often
the greatest valour."
Jones thought of a sergeani.'s stripes and de-
cided that roughing it would suit him down to the
ground; he would also run when roughing It would
no longer suit his purpose. He saluted.
"Beg pardon, Inspector, but when I was a b~oy
in the country I used to attend to me father's two
cows, so I don't afraid for cow."
"I know that," said Tnspector Weeping
--An', beg par~don again, sir, but I would prefer
to go as a ordinary cow'man, which I could do bare-
footed, so that there might be less suspicion of me,
sir."
,'Capltal!" exclaimed the Chief; '"th will be
arranged: --they would never suspect a barefooted
man employed as a labourer on the Mona property.
That will be better than going as a headman.
"Mnake your preparations at once, Jones, and go
tup ssd y. But take thse abings oh befe*oreobuateave
are disguised. You are to say nothing about this
matter; it will simply be understood here that you
have gone away on sick leave. You are entrusted
with a most important tash, and we are looking for
results."
Jones took off his false hair and moutstache,
anid put themi carefull! in his pocket. He salted,
rluletly taking Jiome money which Inspector Weeping
handed to him for necessary expenses. As he was
leaving the room inspector W'eeping said to hi:
"A~nd don t forget to Lake your revolver."
When he had left the room the Inspector General
ubt ei co subordinates briefly discussed his ebances

"He is an intelligent young fellow," said Might
thioughtfully; "he shoulld do as well as anyone else.''
**He will do better than anyone else." said Weep-
ing, with conviction. "'He couldn't pass for a wo-
man, but he has bern a country lad and will pass for
one readily enough."
"His bare feet will be of the greatest assistance "


we have also been stopping and questioning Dedes-
trians who go about late at night and very early in
the morning, and these men may have known that.
August Town is close to Kingston: our surveillance
in the neighbourhood of Kingston is very keen. I
don't think myself that these robbers had much of a
way to go; besides, it is evident that they knew all
ablult the co~olieman and his shop and his sale. That
suggests local knowledgee"
"lYes, sir!" exclaimed the corporal, proud to have
~been taken on a line of' reasoning by his Inspector,
instead of being merely given curt orders. "Those
men live at or near August Town!"
"Qulite probably. W~e are terrtalu now that there
isn't only one gang of bandits, but many, operatinE
all over Jamaica. S-ome of the robberies are purely
local affairs by' local people, though all of them are
not so. Now\ if w~e had a keen, intelligent man prolk
ing this murder in A~ugust Town, something might
be discovered."
"There is a considerable reward for evidence
leading to the capture iof the murderer or mur-
derers," spoke the Inlspector Gener~al, "and it may ex-
tend to any member of the police who gets that evi-
dence. I am not sure, but I think it may'. Anhbow,
there Is promotion in store f~or the man in the Force
a be gets the criminal. Wie are going to put you on
that job."
"M\e, sir?"
"'Yes. It is true you were not very fortunate
when you posed as a woman-"
"He got a flogging for that," interposed Inspee-
tor Might, as though that .had squared matters.
"Beg pardon, Inspector, not a flogging, sir. I
got a slight blow, which I didn't feel, but nobody
could flog me, sir. Be5 Dardon, Inspector G~eneral,
tor saving so."
"You may get wor~se this time, but you are the
man for the work to be done. Jones; the Tuspector
Genleral thinks that you will do it well. You must
go to August Town disguised,"' continued Inspector
Weeping.
"As Jemima, Inspector?" asked Jones, with a
nolte of dismay in his voice ,

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ships before them As the poet has said--"Poor little
feet lbrit walkr the r.eaty Icusi' -1 larget the rest of
it. e i ona god sar.I ami convinced that
somewhere in August Towno itself are thle people we
are looking for."
""Buit there are; others.," said hlight, **and until l
wh atch rbem w~e shall have no peace, though indeed
the Poli:e nevrsr ha\e any\ peace "
"'No.'' sadly ojbaervedl the In~specto~r G.enerasl. --'e
are othersl of' the pel.c~ whio Set n:one ourselves; wie
only get trouble and esiiicismi. anti renpence instenad
of a chilling a male for DIotOr Car expenses Have
the papers been saying anything this mourning"
"'Nothing. sir except that we live in Clblahlnd-
wherter that may be The place has been invetnted
by menlhbels of the Legislative Council.'"
"Werll, let us discuss this other idea oC !.ljlut-,
gentle~men: I think there is a good deal in it.'
That other idea they now proceeded to talk over.
and when the conference broke up another plan had
been formed.

CHAPTER TEN

THE SURPRISE







The day' after thasth asan muhoesartisatory s
piece of n~ews, aneld on hich caen astre a joyfulsr
praise to the public. o was bodst.o Thsed ews rand
wthre astnishiongs raidty: thed fme who ito waes be
livedpwee b y the poie.hdmurere ud giethe Eat nlan a

.Augs Tae own d bhei encaptued! Topru hm:o
Iet was tre. Enquir provosn ie d that nte small t


hours of the mornin ofe trhcha same day a Corporal r

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seemed to be keeping very~ much in the balckground,
but the figure of~ Inspector Might loomed v'ery large
.:.n the horizon, hich, just then, was situated mainly
to, tbe wes~t of the city. There, on the road leading
from Spani-h Town auto Kingston. and Just wheree
another road opens on this main thoroughfare, run-
ning to thle north, the Police had established a sort
of guardhouse; there it was that incoming cars
were stupped and if necessary examined, and here
It wass tbat M~r. Might apparetlly spent a rgood deal
of his time. He had, however, not made a single
impotan dismen .Ipto ow.The cars were stop-
ped or. not as rll-- i.l.. might! he-, their occupants
wvere irritated orl amyusescent, but nothing came of
this survesrilaucte this interrogatorry, or even of' tbe
scarell whic~h was oiisionall\ made. it was the
,iale on other bigtlw~ays leading lute the city It was
Iluite evidtent. rbought everyone, that no bandits
nere iorilneg into Kinogston by' tbo e routes.
II was on a Sundayv afternoon that G~race Mlar
shall, accrompanicd by M~iss Mlitchem, was sigualled
h\ 1 policemasn to balr on bel way by the western
rI'dd Into Kinigsto:n. G~rae waj returning from her
tripi to Montegcpo Bay She laughinglyv complied writh
the order; then, spying Inspector Might, she beckoned
to. Irant andi a-ke~d:
We~ll. 1n. I re? 1*- .,ise-te l. OrI merel seadrch
ed"
**Neither."" he yallantly replied; **my dear led!.
as? knowI wCho:Im e are not to suspect." He glanced
at Mliss Mlitcheni as if to say, "I have not the plr3-
use ofI this aladv acq~uaintance "






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**O.R mytiu myo!' protested i O ace stemming the
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ing by it and pic ked her up an d b~ro:u gh her in;
thai. is all. A-nybody else would have done it if I
had not."
''Not many people are travelling on the roads on
Srunday'," Inspector Might reminded her. "Verjr few
have pclassed this way to-day. Here is some one now,
bult he will have to wsait."
As he spoke, a small car drove uep, with two
dark men-in it, both of them sitting fu front. He
gav them a keen glance, then turned to continue
his conversation with Grace and Mliss MIitchem. Witrh
one foot on the running board and his arm resting
against the car, the Inspector did not seem to think
it was a matter of any impor!tan~e if he kept another'
car waiting. The driver behind, however, began root-
ing as if he were playing a particular tune impa-
tiently.
"I sam afraid we are keeping you," said M~iss
Mitchem, making a sort of gesture towards the noise
behind. Mr. Might followed the motion of her arm,
with its quick: twist of the hand; smiled a little but
shrugged his shoulders. "The c~ar has not been
there ~a minute," he said, "and can wait another mlin-
ute. I: have been here all day. Werll. Grace, now
that you have acted the Goold Samlaritan o. iM is*
MVitchemn, tell me how you hav'e enjoyed yourself."
The tooting of the horn behind continued. Mr.
Might turned and nodded to tbe men! behini as- if to
tell them to wait.
"'Rllpingly-," said Grace; "I uathed twice a day
at the W~hite Sands, and I even weni~t fishing I am
as brown as a biscuit. But it wFas awfully nice."
"'And how is our friend, Lionel? Did he come
your wuay?"
"No~t a bit; but he reality didn't promise to, you
know; wre arranged that we should meet here some
day next week; I think be'll be back Tuesday or
Wednesday. Now if you have nothing more to say
I will be off. Why not come down to the hotel to-
night? I have only enough timoe tol run in and have
a bath and dress, and then it wvill be djinner time.
Can you drop in after dinner:'.
"I should :love to; you will be there, I suppose,
MViss Mitchem?"
"I don't tbink so; you see I have-"
"Yes?1"
Inspector Might had turned. The two men in the
waiting car had got out of it and walked towards
him, as if to remonstrate with the Inspector for keep-
ing them waiting while he conversed with a y'ou ng
and pretty lady. "Yes?" asked the Inspetor raising
his eyebrows.
"Yes!" exclaimed one of the men sharply and
shot out his arm quickly.
"I thought so," cried Inspector Mlight, and for
a moment it seemed to Grace that Mlight and the
other two men had gone c~omlpletely mad. For the
two Iranlcss were~ clinging to Mliss Mlirkhoul, while.
at a linginge command from Inspector Might, a polic~e-
man had rushed out of the little guardhouse and,
sprcioin on the runuinge board on the opposite side
of the car, had seized the steering w~heel. thus pre-
ventimb; anyone11 else from controlling the car G.race
scre~amed out in fright. Then mechanically she
obt)ced anI border shouted by ojne of' the men and des-
Conded from rbe car.
MNliss Mitchem was now also in the road. When
she was seized she mlade not the slightestI effort at
a struggle. She had been grasped roughly-, but be.
cause she had sat like a stone her clothes had hardly
beenl disturbed. She had got out of the car very
cluietl? on being told to do so. she nowr addressed
hersel to Grace.
"Silly business as usual, Mrs. Marshall, but it
will soon be put right. Silly bulsiness, stily country.
Don't worry."' She re~lapseed into? silence. It was
probably the shortest speechi that anyone had hirtler-
to ever heard Miss 111itcheru make.
Inspector Might peeped into Grace?'s ear. took
fiom it a valise and a satcohel which ojbvriousl be-
longed to Miss Mitltchem.
"LAre these all, W'eeping?" Hie asked one I:f the
dark men who still clung to Miss M~itchem's arm.
Both G~race and Miss Mitchem %a\-e a start as
hearing the name. They looked curiously at the
man thus addressed. He was almost black In c~olou.
but they noticed his features now. They we~re Euro.
pean. So this was inspector Weeping--disguised!
"That's all, Might," he replied; "and nowy I'll
take this beauty along;."
"What am I seized for?" shrilly demanded Milss
MEitchem.
"The charge is burglary and highway robb~ery,."
said Inspector W~eeping shortly
Miss Mitchem laughed, shortly, sneeringly;
Grace stared at the men and then at the woman she
had picked up on the road. "'Oh, rubbish!" she
cried.
"You had better go on to the hotel, Mrs. Mlar-
shall," advised Inspector Mdight; "I am going on to
the g'n't youl come and bail me out, my dear?"
asked Miss M~itchem "You see how ridiculous all
this is, but I haven't anr friends here, and I don't
want to sleep in a wretched Jamaica gaol for even
onie night."
"'Of course I'll come," Grace assured her holly.


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tl:, the hetat\~ darki glas:-es o.n her face, and she
pcwerted v-iolemly-. But he ctaughtl them and all
lbey;nl- bae* h move~mrnt had been ,:ne of~ surprise
and nrot resistance. A\ puzledl. stairled expression
!c-apt into Grace's eyeis: it was f~ollow~ed by' a cry of
.atonish~ment. For Mi~ss Mitc~heml's hat and bair'
had been torn off al41o. and the f~aie revealed, ini
.-pite of 11bat remained of anl extraordinarily- clever!
maike-up, was that oft Mlr. Lionel Farnleg.
..lYou see, wez were rights in our deductions, sir?"
aid Inspecto! Might --This is a very able actor,
hutHe did nior troiuble to finish the sentence.
**If you wrill excuse me, sir?~" he resumed afterl
anI lupr~essive paiuse, adldressing the Inspector Gen-:
Oral.
ThLe latter nodded: --Certainl?," be said.
Might ruined to, G:rac "I had better see youll
IllowntelStai be suggested, "ulnles youlr want to offer
Irall. We' are go~ins to oppose It "
Grace shooki her headl, rot, dazed, to:o dumbfound-j
ed. t. -seak ight took ber out of tbe room, the,
an'ejt. Iad really been effected byv Inspec~tor Weeping,
Qtle would go through the usual formalities. Farnley'
strood tbere. dazed himself, it seemed, saying not a
wurdl. HE didj not even glance at Grace. She, on'
herl p~art. wasJ on1l1? too eager to fly from that wretch-
id scene
"Itr. is a shoc,l" remarked Inspector Mlight. as he;
led her downostairs; "'I kne .von would feel it; [1
namedd you as marli as I was able to do so."
"I know. T~bank you."
**It's verg horrible. A white man: apparently


'-This is more than folly it is an outrage. The Poliie
4,>n', know their business '
..Youl aRe~ nlot allow~Ed~ to abuL; or obsiZtruct the
Polkce in the execution of their duty. 111rs Marshall.'
Maid Insjpeitor Mlight soberlr. ""However. .\ou can
:...me alone if y~ou wish to,, we Can [ prevent yo~u But
you may change yourl mind about standing suret.,
.Ind ini any I.ase weE will oppose the applications for
b~a ll Ready'. Weeping?"
l'Ye '
At( a --ign rroml Inspecitor Weeping a pair of
Irandeutfs w\as slipped on M~iss ilitchem'ss wrists, then
the Insuector led bi-. Prisoner to the car that had
brought him.
Inspecrur Mlight bow~ed to IGrace and went ro-
w'ards his ow~n tar, nabs.hi wras drawn upn near to: the
guarrdhouse Grace silintly resumed her place In
h-r automobile anid followed WPeeping's cai
The tbree ears arriived one after. another at the
Poll~e Statio~n in Hr)ywood Street. But the prisoner
was not taken into the or.diar~y receivingp offie: In-
tead. she w~as led through the courtyard and then
Ilpstairs: on enquiring, Inspecto-r WFeeping learnt
that the Inspector G~eneral w~ac on the premises
I race w~as allowed to aicompany them into the room
"liere they awaited the Inspector General. He en
rea~d quickly. bo~ed to her, and at once shLe began
tl.. speak.
"I wish to bail this lady," she said: "there has
been some ridiculous mistake."
Mliss Mlitchem tood there as it quite unconcero-
ed. It was different a moment after, however. In-
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Then, w\ith a bitter smile, up rose Mr. Frnley'rs
lawyer.
IY-our HOnoDur," he said with ominous quietness,
''\we are prepared to answer any~ charges now. I pre-
solme that w\hcn the police, the leading gentlemen of
the Forit; whomi we see her~e to-day with spurs, al-
(bough tbey invariably go about in motor cars pro-
vided at the public's expense-1 presume, Your Hon-
o:ur-. that when these highly efficient spurrers of
motor l-ars arrested oine of the best. known gentle-
men of this eity, they bad something to go upon.
Or perhaps they hadn't. They themselves have just
said that they hadn't' They are waiting to get evi-
dence. I won't say anyrbing about manufacturing
evidence, Your Honour--
"No. please don't. MIr. Hardfire,"' interposed the
magistrat; that would be morst improper."
"I will not. Your Konour, but must ask that the
,..Ilicc shall go all wills their imaginary case or the
prisoner be dismissed forthwith. W~hat! A man isr
to, be arrested wantonly and dragged here, and dis-
graced. and we find that the police are not able to
advance anything whbatever against him, buit demand
tlat lie be kept in jail until they can run wi~rldly
.cllnd in their Iars and gather what they choose to
call ev~ideme~! Your Honour, y~ou sit here, not as an
agent of~ Ihe- police. but as the defender of the prison-
er Youl are hlere to: see! justice done. I ask yon to
squashl these pric~eedings, sir, on the ground that the
po:licer have nothing to put before you save mere
baseless sus~pic~ion.'
The police prosecutor rose.
"Your Honour, if the Dolice do not care to go
on with the case against Fuarnley to-day, it is not
because they have no evidence, but because they in-
tend to put some before you to justify the prisoner's
being sent up for trial to the Circuit Court. The
rprisloner is a very dangerous man; hence the objec-
tion to bail. Your Honour, two hundred pounds wa
found on him yesterday. so shortly after a robberg
in Trestmoralela nd. w~h irb we shall prove he was guilty
of, andl my! learned f'riend has not troubled to ex-
plain why a well-known~l society gentleman should be
mAsqluerading about thiis country as an Amierlean
wo(man bo~tanist!"
"Ylour Honour," resumed Liojnel's lawyer, "I can
easillr ulnderstandl that some people, who are unable
to ownl ten1 POunds at any one time, would find it
sOrange tha3t a genitleman should have two hundred
ghonnds on hlim: I,11! the distrePsiner perennial poverty
of~ o~ne man is hardly a reason against the opulence

--Ob. Mr11. Hardlfire'"


gentleman--it's he dev.il. But we have got the
ad and front and the originator of banditry in
is island now That is ~cerain.. I will drop in to
a you to-night, if I may."
"Yes, please, do iome. There is sueb a lojt I
n't understand."
"I shall not be able to, tell youi much--yet. Later
Ithe whole case will be known of course. Here Is
lur car. W'ell, ta, ta."
. race nodded, then muechanically took; the wheel.
lonel Farnley was Miss Mitchem, and she had never
legeed! Lionel sitting beside her, and she had not
spected him. Lionel the dreb..nair. tbe generous.
a life of so many merryS parties. a bandit, a thier'-
]od God. it wasn't possible! There must be some
latake-trhere must be. She dw~elt on that inces-
atly as she drove~ to the hotel.
CHAPTER ELEVEN

IN THE DOCK
HaE dingy court-lroom was crowded. On the
Raised platform sat the magistrate, fully lon-
Lons that this would be perhaps the most interest-
Sexamination he had ever conducted, and the
Ilke clerks and sergeants seated at the table Im-
ediately below him took on a demeanour of conse.
lence as thongph each and everyone of' them was
Ironal!\ I.stl(nsibll~e for the capture of the great
Indit wbo wasa said to have been the originator of
inditry in Jamiaiia.
M lr. Wentmorer. wrho had never entered this rent
ihle I~fe before, was present. He had heard o~n the
tevious night of what had happened to Faroley and
pl come to w-itnes4 the arraignment of' his roung
lend wirb wonder and indignation and doubt in his
Ad. There had been some foolish mistake, he had
iatested o:n hearing the news; and be for one would
low that a nie iulture-d ?.ung f'ellow, w ho had had
) privilege of entering the W'entmore home on
' s of perfect equality. iould not be guilty of a
hial a. MIr Wentmorile tbus indicated that to
~on visiting terms with himself and his wr;ife a~b.
~ed anyone of evil tra~denties and habits
i. Mlr. Pugsley was also present. He had said be
n't know what to make of it He had telephoned
alach to Inspector. Might the evening before.
hts eply, politely phr~ased. bad been, that it
ign't seem to make an. dlifferen~e whbar Mrl. Pugs-
5 made of it. But Mlr Pugeley was certain that it

t The courtyard was crowded. Hundreds of people


had gathered to see the famous criminal. a young
mlan, a society man, brought in. There w~ere many
criminals in that gathering. They viewed the cap-
(ure w~ith great. complacency. This was a white ban-
dnt. and the darker ones hoped that he would be
punished severely as they themselves would be in
. ed that white men stole as well as black, and they
v ere very\ eager that in this case the majesty of the
law should be vindicated. "Them say' it is only we,"
one or two of them cried, "but we goin' to see some-
thing now."' In their opinion equality and fraternity
\rere about to be established-though nlot liberty to
steal. The policeman eyeing them threateningly
would see that there was no I~berty in that regard.
Ab! The half-smothered exclamation advised
those who were not in the court room that at last
the prisoner was brought in. While some minor
case was being tried Farnley bad been seated
in an inner private room; thus the waiting crowd
downstairs were deprived of a sight of him, much to
their disappointment and indignation. They declared
that an ad\-antage had been taken of them. "You
see b.:.w them trear a white man,'' cried loudly a gen-
tIeman who had been only seven times in prison. "I
bet you them w~ouldn't treat one o' we like dat?
Their is no fairness in this world. ~Only in heaven
wrill w-e ret our due.'' The gentlemen seemed quite
certain about heaven, no, doubt feeling that his vir-
tues enirilled him to a mansion therein. Meantime
thle injusticesg of thi4 world appalled him. He was
eve~n more indignant a little later on when, on be-
ing caught with his hand in his neighbour's pocket'
lie waa arrested and yanked away by a most unsym-
pathetiic policeman. Thereafter he reasied completely
to believe that there was any real morality or equity
In this world.
]Farnley stood smiling and at ease in the dock.
He Il~id sent down to the hotel for some clothes early
thatr mornings. He had had himself shaved. He was
12is old. gay, debonair self. And close to him sar his
lawyer, one of the cleverest in Kingston, with whom
he had been in consultation from the night before.
The sergeant read the indictment; Lionel Farn.
ley alias Alice MIitmbem had. it appeared, seriously
offen~lridd His hlajestyv's Crrown and dignity and done
(bings calculated to disturb the peace and order of
the land. But the police. it developed. were not pr-
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also one."' said Mlr. Hardfire, bowing to the magistrat~
as to the embodiment of all earthly knowledge. "Not
sir, a wealthy, highly educated young gentleman, a
splendid amateur actor, a man of means and leisur
a scientific man, comes to this country for a holiday
He proposes to settle here if he can find a propertS
to suit him. He abigingly goes on the local stapj
and acts gratie-fror of course he would not tah
money--for charitable obJects. But be wants also tI
Dulrsue his botanical investigations. The idea occur
to him to hav'e a lark with his friends, to tool them
as we say in Jamalea. He impersonates an Amerl
c~an lady, and, by~ the wray', actually gets robbed b]
real bandits on a night when on the road, He trial
to get his friends to find him out, and actually throwl
suggestions in the way of the police. But these ges
tlemen, who think that botany is as easy as drivring
about in motor cars with spurs, do not see the loke
They' jump to the conclusion that a gifted amatest
is a thief, arrest him, bring him here, have no evi
dence to otler against him-for if they had the!
would have brought it forwfard--apply for a remand
and announce that they are opposing bail. Your Holl
our, I think you will agree that I am justified in di
mending the instant release of my client on (15
ground that he has been brought before you on thr
most stupid and frivolous pretext."
The speaker sat down with an air which asu
gested tbat there could be no doubt as to what th~
judge must now do. The police were about to intel
\."ne. r.ul- more. r.h. n the magistrate began to spedll
"'I am afraid that I must grant the request fa:
a remand," he said; "there are circumstances whidl
need to be more fully gone into, and the police ar
positive that they will bring later on the evident
they require. But I see no reason why I obould no
give bail. I w~ill fix ball at five hundred pounds."
"Y'ou will accept Mr. Farnley's own recognisae
ces. of course, Your Honour?"
The magistrate hesitated. The police prosecute
stood up hastily.
"We would ask Your Honour not to do so. W:
are dealing with a very dangerous criminal."
"'We are dealing with very dangerous pollree
snarled Lionel's advocate. "We are dealing with
police who are a positive menace to this community;
with their lack of Intelligence."
"Oh, Mr. Hardfire; really!"
'-I bow to Your Honour's ruling. But I mma
press that my client's own recognisances be taker
Remember. sir. that be is a stranger here, with plent
of acquaintances, but with no old friends. In sue
circumstances It Is very difficult Indeed to get aq
one to go bail for him for Ove hundred pounds."
"I w~ill accept Mr. Farnley himself for hall: 1
amount; but the other balf must be someone els
That is the best I can do, Mr. Hard~re," said (11
magistrate.
"My unfortunate client, Your Honour-"
''I will be the other surety!"
The voice was loud and even deiant. Everybody
Looked in the direction whence the words had coml
Mr. W'entmore was seen landing, as Napoleon me
have stood at Ratiebon, conedious that he dominate
the scene and situation. He was now certain dlu
a stupid mistake had been made: he had also dau
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prisoner had a confederate. That accounts for the
difference between what was stolen and what has
been found. I may, however, point out to Y'our Hon-
our that the prisoner was captured in disguise; he
went about as a womn. We shall be able to prove
later that he donned this disguise for nefarious pur-
poses."
"And we are prepared to prove on the spot, Your
Honour, that Mr. Farnley. was only indulging in a
joke in going about sometimes as a woman," cried
Farnley\'s lawyer, as though he had himself been
leading up to this. **Mr. Faroley is a brilliant ama-
tour actor. He thought be would show his friends
that a man whom they knew well could be amongst
them as a woman and they. might never find it out.
He did not shun their society. On the contrary, he
deliberately sought it. W'hen arrested be was actual-
ly' sitting beside a lady who knew him well. The
police kono that. He also talked to Inspector Might.
I can show. Your Honour, that Mlr. Farnley\ even
ried to get himself discovered; and that, as a mat-
!er of fact, is why be was found to be Miss Mitchem.
He invited discovery; otherwise our sapient police,
who wait for clues to fall before their eyes, would
never havie known that Mlr. F'arnley was doing some
amateur acting off the stage for the sake of a jokse.
That is the explanation, which no doubt Your Hon-
our has from the first. understood. But the police--"
"'MRr. Hardire!"
"Quite so, Your Honour."
"'Your Honour, my learned friend has said not a
wrord about the pretence of the so-called Miss Mitchem
to be a botanist." Thurs the Crown prosecutor.
"But if he were merely having a joke, Mlr. Kiru-
Ishen, it wouldn't matter whether he called Miss
Mitchemn, botanist, or anything else, would it?" asked
the Judge.
".The pretence wars carried farther than that,
sir. This man, disguised as a woman, actually went
about collecting botanical specimens. That was to
deceive people as to his real intention, which Was to
collect money. .
Mr. Farnley's lawyer was instatly on his feet.
"Your Honour, we are pr.,ared to prov.e tha
Mlr. Farnley is really a botanist."
"Oh'"--thus, derisively, the prosecutor.
Now the magistrate had an elementary knowl-
edge of botany, of which he was very proud. He had
never thought it could possibly be of any use to him
in tr-ing Jamaica Detty. thieves~, for one does not
need to have a scientific knowledge of flowers and
plants to find out whether a man has stolen a bunch
of bananas. The natural assumption would be that
hie hiad stolen it, and the ubsequL~.ur evldeclc e rtaulu
be overwhelming. But here was an opportunity to
air one's erudition. The magistrate put a tech-
nical question or two to Lionel, who answered it
easily, fluently, unhesitatingly. The magistrate tried
him further. Lionel replied, and in another minute
he had the magistrate out of his depth. The latter
looked impressed and even respectful. The police
looked crestfallen. Mr. Wentmore looked triumphant.
sir. Pugsley looked puzzled, for he did not under-
stand a word of what was now being said.
"Mr. Farnley," observed the magistrate authori-
tatively, "is undoubtedly a botanist."
"Quite so, Your Honour, for Your Honour Is


~'\er!y well, Your Hosnour; but what has just been
said is enough to try the temper of an angel. My
friend has mentioned two hundred pounds found on
Mlr. Faroley. Why' not? I have in a strange coun-
try~ carried as much as that on my person at, any
times. I am sure that even in this court there are
persons who have done the same."
It happened that Mr. Wentmore, when on the
Continent on a visit the year before, had carried in
his pocket book even more than two hundred pounds,
and it occurred to Mr. W~entmore that what so emin-
ently sensible a man as himself had done, others
even less endowed with brains might also do with
great credit to themselves. He murmured auibly
'-quite so," and everybody heard him. As he was a
person of wealth and position, the police did not
shout "Order!" But the mzagistrate shot him a re-
proachful glance. Mr. Farnley's lawyer, however,
smiledi triumphantly, and then proceeded with wither-
ing scorn:
Three hundred pounds was Stolen in Westmore-
land by alleged bandits. Tw hundred wa found
on M/r. Farnley. The police suggest that within a
couple of days Mbr. Farnley, disguised as Miss
1Mitchem, had spent a hundred pounds-was it on
drink or motor cars or spare?"
"Your Honour," said the other lawyer, "the

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. sacred person had been attacked by) bandits, Lionel
i~had been a guest in his houoe. He hadl beenl ver.V
f friendly with FarnlEy.; could he now allow it to be
jsaid that when a fellow needed a friend there was
no11 one in JamailCa to splrinto ~ his side, a champion~v
i in shantung silk and a man of property? Perish the
thought. "I will be the other suret.y," he announced.
and be hoped that the newspapers would state next
thdy that be had created a sensation in court.
'That is all right, then." said thle magistrate,
':relieved. HE gave a little nod.
The people in the courtroom wereiniedo
~raise a beer. Their sympathies werle nor w~ith the
Lpolice at this moment Lionel was too well-dr~essed,
troo handsome. roo indifferent to be a rogu; lais
friends vouched for him, and that was in itself proof
of his innocence He went out with his lawyer to
make the necessary arrangements for the ball, and
'Mr. PugslerJ pushed his way to his side. w ishlug to:
a assure LionelI that he had been about to c~iome for l.
i:ward whelln entmolre forestalled him M~r. Pugsle.1
i spoke as though Mlr. 1Yentmore had done~ him a grier-
rOne Injury.. Bult blr. Pugsley bad a way of allowing
C'people to injiure him b!' offering assistanlce ber.:.re
She did. Something always kept him inl the barlk-
gr ound, omehow,~ w~hen it came to matters of rll,-
i .ort.
j Inspeitor light and Inspector W\eeping left. the
Precincts ofC the court rather moodily. ''It'9 lint
Botany business that made the magistrate crant hrall
I nd take Farnity himself as one ofl the surelies." sold

"The only use ol" it, so far as I can see. agreed
Might bitterly. "is to binder the police in their of
~:lrts b l<* rtiminalattto just .e.ina iso ?the g xl~c
'man on the benich had not wa-sted his time clearing
pall about onladiums, whieb have nothing to do with
: the law, 11r. Farnley would now be under lock and
trey. Science is a curse tol this world. It unisettles
inlen's faith and breaks up happy homes I os
:'as of our early feeling of wonder and mlHtery) ondl
aakes uis believe that wet kniow everything .1 scien-
.tist is an enemy to -ociety~!
"Farnley certainly is," said MIr. Weeping.
S"He is no scientist."' sneered !\light; "he is o~nll
E sluatterer. But he'y a dajmned clever o-ne."
"W~e'll get himo yet," said We~eping; "that al:pe L
you sent to England for should come next week '
**IL will come," Mlight admitted, "and alojne wills
dorfcs ilt uoo dn be reonclus av e toeeyi eFll1
.Farnley's jury~ is certain to be impressed by~ botaul'
bnd all that nonsense aboulr his play~ing a joke. A
joke! Besides, I don't like the idea of his being at
la~rge. He wou,~ld be safer under lack and key."
"W\e must keep a quiet eye upon him," said W'eep-

"W~e are going to do exactly thiat." agreed In-
:rpector Mligbt.
CHAPTER TWEL'E

THE INSPECTOR'S NARRATIVE
e- DW tell us all about it, Lionel. It is even bet.
Steer than anythinge [ ever saw' in Fantomas;
a~lthough--"
"There isn't much tos roll." said Lionel: "it isn't
as interesting as anlvtbinrr that happened to tbo
immortal Fantomas "
Thea group that had gathered on the southern
veranda of the Mlyrtle Bank Hotel was larger than on
any previous occasion. The Wepntmores were there,
Mr. Pugsley, of course: Mlrs. Chisholm; a number
of younger' people o~f both sexes; but Inspectors
Might and W\eeping were not of the crow~d. They
would not have been welcome, inevitably
"A~s you know,'' Lionel went on, "I left Kiing-
aton the other day on a tour. taking the eastern road.
When I reached Portland my car got out of order
:and I had to leave it there at a small garage. By
the way'. I must send for it tomorrow In the worly
and confusion or' ro-day I quite forgot about it.
I hired a wretched old thing to take me along,
and then I thouebt of going on to M~ontego Bay. I
always carry a bag with some theatrical make-ups.
and, as was explained in the court this morning. I
sometimes go aboutr aa an eclcentrie woman tn test
the observation of miy friends and my own skill as
an actor. Of course yolu would have found out the
trick in time; I wanted you to. But I deceived ev'en

"Yce; but once o.r twice I w'as puzzled," broke
In Grace. ''I thought I had met .vou some time'
~somewhere, before. There wras somlethinglk- I couldn'tt
-exactly say wnhat .
"'I can quite understand it," went on Lionel.
"W'ell, that is about all. It seems that W'eening was
on the prowl and got it into Mes head somehow that
;I was Mliss Mlitchemi and pursued me. He must have
met, with some accident himself on the road, or he
would have caughtr me up before I w~as overtaken
lb'I race. He and Might have evideutly been work-
Ing this thing together. And when they found out
:that I was Miss Mitchem they came to the conclusion
that because I w~as disguised I must be a bandit."
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AlIONGl the~ ?:~C,Fe Lbusineermen of Jnazuata who
A1\. line tblishedl dl excellent reputation stands
?11 \'incent Caustantinee MciCs.rmsak, whoo at 31j years
.d ape is the M~iranaer of Edw~in Charity s wine and
'Fpirit b~uqines.
31r. hlft.c.rmacak Is a businessman Ilr instinct.
He entered busiiness tn obedience to the urge of an
Irresistible impulse. A~t first hiis goal was one of the
PsrofEsslions, and lu order to aihebieve this he spent
thle adolescent yvears of his life at school and college.
HIs etirs eschoul as u ( der'. .hel ablar thp 1e a-
Inaic~a Co~llows, and for the ne~xt seven yearsr he re-
niained in thiat lustitution.
\'ounz Mic~Cormack; asired to be? a Rholdes Scholar
anid wouldd undoubtedly have been hadl be persisted
in the comlpetition. But at eighteen yeais of age be
erompetedl for the Rhodes St holarship and was not
suicccssful. He had three more years IIu whieb to
try his Iabances, andi in those three years he might
tusily hav-e won fihe Scholarship. But it was just
thien tbat his~ impulse towards a business career be-
e|nto. nj \1.tei itsel kmdn el.andp aftel mec re-
meni.ial v~cirbl. He bad received a good education.
I-Ie ball lear~nt his Latini and his Frenreb, hii Englishi
and~ his mathec-mathw.. and now he began to wonder
-bethel he nilehr noit after all achie\'e greater suc-
re--s ii blu in*s thian in one osf the prufessio~ns. The
'hn~ Iai Ebc Canada 111d juat t siiel mil Jamal a.
lel of~ four. o~f whom)T ?'ounX llcCormnl.k was one. For
snrme three \earsa he remained w~ith the Bank and
has never' hiad reason to rerret hiis training and ex-
pt rienCe thle-r-
W'hen he~ Itft the Bank~ in 1914 to joinl Mr. N. C
Henriqlues in his busines, be bad added to his
Achjolastic rxperience a sound training in financial
matters. Froim 191-1 until 13'2 Rlur. McCormackk re-
miained with Mlr. N. C. Henriques, who conducts a
Co~-mmission Agent's business in Kingston His duties
were varied. muisequently his Pxperieuce embraced
m~any. aspects of our commercial life. He was s~peedily
reiognieed as a very; keen. active and intelligent
youug businessman, and as such ;tr~acted the al-
tention of vldler businessmen So when Merssrs. Las-
relles Deblereada and Comlpany, Ltd., felt rhat they
needed au assistant to their twor Mlanaging DIsec~tors
thev 00fered the position to M~r. MlcCormaik and be
inined them in 1923. He remained with them until
t eds tf lb IS andofthen lefr t0 takaer harghicof
Ilad just been purchased by) M\'r Percy Junor.
ined bnEdwin Charfy tbus ness Ia c( r ~rgahne
liad preciselyv the right agent to achieve the object
in view. The so~und education. the bank training,
the general commercial experience which Mlr. McCor-
mack had acquired, added to his initiative. energy
and intelligence, could now find ample scope in fur-
thering the progress of a business institution which
had suc h excellent prospects. and noi one who knows
him doubts that in his new sphere he will be as suc-
cessful as he has always been.
Mlr. M~cClormack is V'icc-c~aptain of the Mlelbourne
Cricket Club and is known as a keen cricketer
although hec cannot find leisure in these days to give
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naturally' nishin.; to rrtainl their mar'ketl at oone
amcepted~ !hb duty .Ilarl r\..u lowered tbe prne of
soapin he osa maker The I-sult is thiat the
Gocvernument now~i i'btain, extra duty. I onImported soap
to, the; arnorin: of all...Int flie nIiou-andt pounds a Lear.
wh~lile the ar'tile brolubtl l In trum~o abroad ij sold at
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PIlEAMID OF SOAP IlKDE AT THE DONOASTEB
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expa~n4. and~ w.~her sou~l, anni aonutlr oil manufaeror-
ies establl-blrll III rimec Thanlk., t the Initiative of
MrI L. C: E Nunei. 1t has bzen demonstrated that
Jamanl. a man mnluke .s good qluality' washing soap
whIIIh. analrsed b? ourr chemical1 authorities, has
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.Jamanall .if' I'l..arse I; a 1.1T.an ervativ\ e co~untry. and Ja-
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hiere Ison U- as xC~lellt-nt as the imported article.
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MANY years ago the late Mr. Andlrew deLiss-er
established a Soap Factory in King9-rlls Th~ic
was in the days when Mr. Sydney Olit zer reqlued
as Colonial Secretary of Jamaica; but when lIy. de-
Lisser contended that his soap was a nati\ve Iprodulct,
Mr. Sydney Olivier wanted to know willeb of' its in-
gredients was local. No satisfactory ani''er \cas
forthcoming. The truth is that all the material; fo~r
making the soap were imported read?-mixedi in
casks; all that wvas done here was to boil ansI harden
the substance; so the Government said thar r1iss was
not good enough, and exacted the full dutie; on l
the imported soap, and so killed the nascent incrlustrry
Time passed and again the question Ior mnanu-
facturing soap in Jamaica came to
the front. In 1926 the Doncaster Ja- -
mates Soap Company, Limited, was
founded, and its, object was to secure
locally as far as possible the ingre-
dients necessary for the- making of its
product. Oil or fat is the essential
element in soap, and the new company
determined to extract the oil from
coconuts grown in the Jamaica fields.
This was, three-fourths of the business,
and there was something else. For
the coconut oil that could be made
into soap might also be purified and
become a popular food fat, while the
"trash" or refuse of the coconut re-
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ed might be made into a very nutri-
tious feeding for cattle. The D~on-
caster Soap Company, therefore, aimed
at doing something more than making
soap, and it felt that it stood on firm
ground in asking for some Govern-
ment assistance it it could prove that
the soap it would put upon the market
would be, in the strictest sense of the
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At the head of this company is
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us might see nothing; he believes in
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what can be done. The result is that
all his life he has gone ahead and
has given many striking demonstra-
tions of success. The making of soap
is his latest successful venture.
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joan Dutsed her lips in thought and she gazed
out, through her o~pen w~indlow-ga~zed- mil unseeing
eyes at the massive 1Ceiba tree, to which, popular
i~legend has it, Chri 10:pheri Columubus once tied up
his vessel.
RiCould she be Perialva's mis~tress
It was poss-ible, nay. plobab~le. that her' rela-
d tone with the Gov-ernoi were of' an intimate
naturer, bur why should she express ber hatred
of the man's unw'illing prisoner in soj forieful
mannerr' Surely. if Adele de Pencier w~as the.
tCovernor's mistress, then she. Joan Rlanvers,
was, tl a m n e fseku .as e u--.a .
as such was entitled to the hospitality~ and c~onsirmuii -is~nlu. l~: ie u~ ader
'tion su gr~la. iouil sOw'n h~er by the mnir. The nor
I nan's artimil~e pun~iiie iir. until a thourght ..
Was R'B jralous.\? 11'a this litlle dark-eyed \rn-
F:man jeal=.ur *fr the attentions being bestowede upron
IIthis blue-eyed ,!raniger by Pehalva~. ber master? Doi
she begrudge thle loubiderationl being shoLwn1 this
fair Scotswolman by~ lier Ilordl Jonn -book~i her headt
and balf smiled. fur suurjlg no~ saue womann coculdd
take xcseptinnn to thle simple calrresles of w~hich sue
had been thle re(.ipient. NI... thle Ireason for Adtile
de Peneser's harired wa, wruerthing that riruld no~t
Sbe explained, and Juan attemprted to dismiss the eub-
leet frrom her mind, with bu! ploor sucess.
The Frerhnchomani retuirnedl next morning. and
though she was* studinusly polite to the other. Joan
knew that a devi alulmbered behind those flashing
black e~es, anid she f~orebrle to ask the airl] the
reason for her strange enlmirr. Then, againl. there
were man!- things that Jloan w~ishll to, disc~uss with
the G~ove~rnor, and he talked ear'ncstl\ with Ads-le
on the matters thatl w~ere nearesr her hearr. She
wished the: woman to ask the Governonr wben be
might find it expedient to sendl her tor an English
colony: to icra\ve that her husband. or G:arry Graeme.
,her frieid--she did niot tell the Frenchw~oman that
he was her lovepr-migjht be gralted mleTre should
Ithey (hopeless thought a be taken aeli\e as captives.
But above all she pleaded that the Enlglishwaomen
who had been taken fromt the Hapi~py Ar~riterrtre. and
of whose fate she was in ignorarnie milght be grant-
ed the wame trearme~nt as was heinglC a~clorded her.
and that thee helpless non<*ombarauri be Eranted
i'their freedom at the earliest possible moment.
**And you considelcr thiat the Governor will listen
to your plea ? asked Adele curiously when Joan
had exhausted the list ofl her w~ants. 'Wlw
;shall see to-morrow. nwhat he returns froml Banfl. bow
merciful be can be."'
Joan dlid not preii the girl forr an explanarion
Of this remark. but she controlled berself in pa-
tience until Perialva himself should return to the
capital.
Andi that \'ery night, when the moncn rose hiyh
above the sleeping island. and the eelie~ plaint of
I'the "'kokee" sounded from tbe palm proves across
Qihe rivecr, to Joan was brought the horrible realisa-
i.tion that oue at least of her comnpAniolna of the
H~opply Adventulrelr was still aliver. but in ucllh plighbt
i'that it were far betrer that she were dend.
''Oh, God! screamed a woman's voice in the
gilene of the night **Oh. God!. hly babies-my
babiess!"
And Joan. sitting suddenly upright in bed shiv-
eared with terror. for she recognised the voice as be-
"longing id the w~ife o.f an honest yonung colonist,
whose two flaxen-baired children had been the apple
et0 his Eye and the sole topit of his rouversarion.
HeI~ poor fellow, wase dead, and his wife ..
8Aain the woman's lament rose upon the still
siir and a dog howled in lugubrio~us syrmpathy from
outside the castle walls. Another dog took up the
.plaint, and another. until the mournful baying of a
iioen dogs made night hideous.
Joan hastily drapedl a covering over her tremrbl-
bgform and stepped out upon the balcony whidi
everlooked the gardens. The night was beautiful
aLnd the moon, bright through it was. could not hide
the lustrous bealuty of the Southern Cross. She leau
all against the wooden rail, listenin" intently for a
heeit oene ofe leon that bad awake ed benrbbut
women. and the lonely ululations of the dogs, no
oIther sound could be heard.
::The night breeze blew6 cool rin her clhEek: vbo
alorof jessamine and oraniie to ~e ..oI the heavy' car
Sof a sudden the face of Garry- Graeme appeared
smile down upon bei from the starryv clusters
abv.and she made sure that he was dead.
Bbe turned and walked. dlry eyed. Inico her apart
blant again, and long she lay upon the coverlets.
downw. while the sound of her heavy breathing
pht have betokened the fact that :-be slept Bt
Whnshe finally drew the I.,jrers abour her and turn
ather face to the orlen wnbriw. her pillow was wel
thtears.

The Count of Pefialva was a striking figure its
bowed his wa:. inlto Joan's anpartment, followed


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Governor. Then she chided herself forr her ungenerous
emotion-though the eager brillance of her eyes
and the delicate flush of her cheeks did not abate
one whit in consequence.
"Buenos dias, sofiora," saluted Peflalva, doffing
his befeathered bat and bowing low as he entered
the girl's apartment. .
Joan curtaied and glanced inuiuringly at Addle
de Pencier as the man addressed her at length.
"The Count trusts (bat you are comfortable in
these quarters and that .vou will informu him of any-
thing you may desire," interprreted tse Frencrwo-
man in listless tones.
"I am more than cosmfurtable, thak you," was
Joan's reply. "There Is nothing: he can do--save
those matters of which I spoke to y.ou yester-
day."
A~dele turned to Peilalva and the man listened
attentlvely to wlhat she had to say. H~e smiled in-
gratiattingly upon Joan as the Frenchworman t~rans-
lated his reply---but -something in the man's eyes
caused a, chill of doubt and uneasiness to course up
and down her spine.
"He knows nothing concerning the people where.
of you speak," said ~Adtdle-coldly. "As for the wo-
man whose screaming annoyed you, the Count will
see that she disturbs you no further."
"But, please," protested Joan almost tearfully.
"I do not wish that that poor unfortunate woman
be put into prisoh-she does not annoy me! Oh,
prithee, Ad41e, speak for mie! Ask the Count to have
her brought to me. I--I----"
Pefialva's brows knit and be looked curiously at
the French girl as Joan tearfully protested against
further cruelty to the unfortunate woman upon
whom the night of despair had descended. At the
girl's translated words, however, he smiled urbane-
ly and nodded reassuringly to the Englishwoman.
"He wlill see thlat size is made moore comfort-
able," said Ad41e. regarding. w~ih vindictive interest
the gale features of the wolman she was addressing.
''He tells me to say to you thatr you will hear her
screams no mzore."
And with this doubtful assurance Joan must
needs be content, but she noticed in the nights fol.
lowing that she heard no more the dreadful laments
of the stricken mother, nor did any untoward event
mar the serenity of her days. .
Each morning Ad41e came in to see her and,
though the French girl made no more hysterical out-
bursis of speech and was in every way a considerate
and attentive hostess, Joan felt that a barrier of
restraint definitely loomed between them-a wal
of misunderstanding that was not removed until


one sultry evenuinr somle (ws.. nweek- arte~r her arrival
at the lit'.
The humlid heaviness of the bealed airt presaged
a stomsi, and- Jiian. seated upon the balcony which
overlooked thle garden. despite the c~lammv heat of
the e\-eninp, fili a chiill off forebodin- as of' some
coming evil
Thle patient Agatha Atooad beside hier mlistresh
lazily fanuing hier withi a palm-~lear fan. and onl.y'
the Irustle ...f tbis soundedt nhbove the iilence of tb
night. To b~e s-ure. Usle lazy tbunder of the Carib-
bean's distant sure@e beat diully iin the ear; rose the
distant fretful waniinr of a hleat~rorlurule cild ..
the shrill pilainit uf~ a un\ rire-teasd in thre garden
But these sound-, erved ojlyy to ncientuate [be ap-
prehensive silence of the gatherlIng night
Inland, many leagues 3away. the purpple of the
mountainJ rofee t.. the black. evil looking cloudss of a
lowering s:ky and, as the --altnt tipeures onu the bal-
cony watched. the solid frontr of those ink!. Cumula
masses was rent by jaggedl srlaks ofr lightung~.
It grtnw darker anid darkeri-and .Joan could iee
only the luminous whbites of A4gatha's eyes as theY
glanced atlfrighte~dly !toward the threat whieb was
writ upon the farI-ortf bea\tins w\ith lier.. fingers. The
black woman kllne what the sign portendedl and,
at the first pulsating mumblhe from the distant storu.
she incontinently dropped her fan and fled into the
ho.use. Joan glanred anxio~uslY townard the moun-
tains and. shivering w~ith nervousness. ehe followed
her servant and retired w'ithiln the roomi. She bade
Agatha close and bar the rail wolodetl sburters of
the w~indowa. but the girl hadl \nished and she turn-
ed to the task he~rself'.
The Ihuittrs were beant and they taxed he"
strength tor the uItmost, but at last the thick woo~den
screens were closed and Joan lay against them, gasp
ing in the close, oppres..Ire atmosphere of the
room.
"Buienas namle. aeaora!

her startled earsA and Joan turned toward the Pillot
from wrhnlce had come the sound. Confr~onting her
across a small nlallogan? tble, upon whbich stood
the gutterinS stonie lamp. was the G~overnor, and
one look inlto those bleared, leche~rous eyes told the
frightened woman that the man was drunk.
"W\hat is y-our wish. Sir?'" asked Joan bleathicss-
ly as she backed up Against the wooden shut-
taers.
Peiaslva leered drunkenly at her ami he swaaed
as he stood whit clanmmy handJ ato~p the supporling
table.


w'as nothing with which she could defend herself
should the drunken man attempt to wreak his will
upon her. She felt suddenly small and helpless, and
lier kniees became unsteady as a sudden terror seized
her.
**You will please to leave this room!" she com-
manded we~akly, and she bit her lips as she realized
rlhat the Spaniard could not understand what she
aid. nor1I. unlderstanding, would lie be likely to do
as she bid him.
--Agatha' Agatha!" she called, and she gave a
iudde~n zhbriek as the Coverrnor made a drunken lurch

But she was quicker than he, and the drink-be
iuddledl man finlowed clumsily after hier, the perspl-
iation rll iiine down his suffused cheeks. and a string
of unintelligible oaths issuing fro~m his lips.
--Achtha'". screamed Joan, clutobing at the
iiandle of the du~or.. but before she could fling it
opFeu. Perial~3r\a wa upo:n her. and she saved hlerself
ftom bie embraie by throwing herself upon the bed
utrie~. a miomient later, the man imprisoned her in
iiis dutching arms.
..Vay~a! Condeuada!" grow~led the G~overnor as
Joan' small reeth closed upon one of his fingers,
and the man clashed the girl's head against the pil-
IowsJ With a despairing whimper Joan pushed the
hfhjterte face away) from hers as she related with
SInlsed ey'ee-and at that moment the door beside
.hem opened.
..Que as esli. selor?"' cried Ad le de Pencier as
she stared iu amazement upon the struggling

Pefialva eriiued almost abastledly as he re-
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Iris feet.
--Es unda. Ad41ecita."' he murmured apologetical-
I!- --It is nothing. The woman would have me make
lov~e toi her-bunt I would no~t be untrue to you. my-

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"Y`ou thank me--you '" laughied AdBle, and her
woirds ourt the hot. torrid air of the chamber like a
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daw~n was dissipating the mists from the surface at
the lagoons and bayous round about them.
ly 1. kerup laggard!" c' ad a ilr rgod-natured
miust start betimes if' we would avoid thle beat of
I'n blazing disc."
Trap sat up and 4tupidly rubbed his eyes. HI?
stirled a yawn as he looked fearsomely into his highi
botsStart, master?"' he queried. "W~hither are we
bo und ?"
""In trutth thou h3St a Rhor't memory. my~ scurvy
friendd" retorted G~arry-. "Did I not tell thee that
w~e would continue our journey to-day' toward the
capital of this accursed islandl--
Trap grumbled sulleni?.
"Y'ou told me niought." he muttered. slipping a
foot into one of' his boots.
Garry laughed carelessly. ,
**Of a truth, then. I must ha\e forgot," he de-
dlared. ''But hlasten and colles t firewood that we
niay' cook our breakfast. I would make an early
start."
As the two ad\'enturers made their way through
the dim recesses of tbe tropical jungle after baring
killed their bellies with food and drink. Calrry re-
flected on what he had learned from the Indian,
Turbo. the night before. He half regretted that he
hiad not besought the man's aid in their enterprise,
but he consoled himself with the reflection that.
after all, the presence of an aborigine would be an
aIwkwc\ard impedimeutr to their progress should the',
by any chance, fall in with a parts of' the Spau
lards.
Trap grumbled ever and anon, what times the
;barp-poinrted rairtus penetrated hi;. breeches. Hle
was reluctant to lea\'e the vicinity of the treasuie
rlhips and. whenever he thought upon the we-althi
\ihich those vessels undoubtedly contained. he swore
fretf~ully But the spirit of adventure lightened he i
--tep, as be got farther andi farther aw~ar from 11 a
fascinating vicinity of the galleons and. as the day
eilnr~ on. Garr\ was constrained to caution the fel-
low against singinlg too~ boisteroulsly. lest the notsc
aro-ube the iurinsity of hostile listeners
And the scatus grew less dense as their way
ledl them past thie unseen r.it? to the higher grouua
beyond it and they were at last rewarded by the
unexpected appearance before them of a broad high
w\ay whieb. judging by the care with which it had
been hnilt an1d the \'ery' evident signs of' being usie
bearer of much traffic. was unldoubtedly the mainl
road betw~ecn Azua an1d thle cily of Santo Domlin-
;o
**How now. master?"' queried Trap as he spal
upo~n the duist of the road and carefully scanned Ito
shimmeringg expanse. --The road is empty: what say
\-onI to wa~lking along, it that wer may surve? th~e
city-th~ across of whose ilhurch I canl see over you
distant bushel"
Carry stepped out into~ the road beside hi
hencihman andl hII eyes followed the direction of
Trap's routpointed arm
''We are fairly safe here," be said, glanc~inq
hurriedly' up anld downn the roasd. No person in
these countries travels during the hieat of the day
if he isan possbly~ do otherwise. But hold thinc
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ret gratitude to thle Gove'trnor for his kindness to
y:ou--and to me for my. tolerant attitude toward
yo!oan did not attempt to answer the hysterical
woman. She sat ulpon thle ctdge of the bed. her ey.es
closed. her body pswaying: wea;kly.
--You wanton. you!" screamed A-ddle, miscon-
stdruing the ulber's ailence. "Gratitude! Bah! So, you
ipay' your. debts of gratitude by trying tol inveligi
my Bernardino to b~e false tl me-to mle, his mate
Thswoman'"*
Joan raised her head and looked beseechingly
.Into the other's face.
"I did no~t."' she gasped earnestly. "'I did not
;akhim into my chamber." Her voice steadied aud
a fush mounted to her cheeks. **Do rou insinuate
thtI wished to enidure his hateful caresses!"
Buit the other woman cowed her by the majesty
of her anger, and Joan jlhrank back in alarm as the
other's menacing ligure stood over her.
"You 4lpeak that wa! of my' Bernardino!" sob-
bed Adlile **Y'ou specak ofI his 'bateful Icaresses"'
You heretic-an EiGIIshwolman-a commonll struct
pet picked from an English trading vessel! Y~ou
dlare speak that way) of the most nobhle, mohst -mrjl
-l1'll pluik thy. treacherous eye~s out!"
iiThe door was open bheind her. and as maniacal
:tears filled Adele's ey.es in the fury of her rage. she
raised her hands and dashed them madly awaya, but
L!this action gave the despairing Scotewoman trie
slchance to rise and slip quickly past her and into
t~he black~ened hall and, as she stumbled in a panic
jthrough the pitchy\ blatkness of' the ancient build
!:ng, the screams9 of thel maddened creature behind
her lent wings to her frightened feet.
jjAt the eud of the hiall thle floor suddenly gav"
way beneath her and she fell, clutching the empty
.I'nr, to the foot of the broad staircase. Unmindful
of'a her bruises. she was up in an instant and rui-
n~ing with panting breathi toward a duill light which
Ciglowed far 3lhead ofl her
Sit was a tricreh that blazed hiigh beside the great
frobnt doo~r of thle palace andi. before the startled aeon
['try on duty outside the care could intercept hea
I.the frantic. wa~cnii brushed Dast him and became as
One with the darkness of the night.
"Carajo! Quien vi'"' hawledl rhe sentry and
t.only the muttered rumble ofI the approaching storm
answered him.

i CHAPTER SEVEN

ON THE KING;'S HIGHW'rS

SARRY dropped off to sleep with his feet point-
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"W'e're not to light these Dons, then, master?"
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Trap squinlted rlai e!e and I~looked along hla

"There, masteri."' lie ejaculated. "There. where
Itlvulture circles through the air .. right below
It! Ab. the bird is guoe!
I; "But I see the tbing:."' exlaimed G~arry erol-
ly."Truly, Trap. thou h~al wondrOUSS sigtt! But
bu-" He stood on tiptoe and shielded his eyes
thhis hand. Whben he mlined to his co~mpanion
ganhis face was serious.
"Knowest thou what thy cross has turned out
be?" he asked sbry Ta erdcrosY
it the distant object.slhr? Ta eld uisy
i~"Aye." he returned. Ilt is a gibbet--a gallows
Pop the wall of the city. Methinks I saw a body
ranging therefrom."
; "Dost wish to make a closer examination? Hast
11 a desire to investigate the city?"'
Trap nodded stubbornly.
;."Let us walk to the~ knoll ahead of us and take
(beltbr in the buses which line the sides o~f tle
oapd," he suggested. ".From there we can at least
go what manner of tow~n these Spaniards build."
MTheir view rifnhe uginoll 1 as most asnupbre
tai observation from the distant city. the whole
ror and own of re hlhznad outsprel d beoethe ,

ty through the cac~tus-cov~ered plain was visible.
; The town was built on twno sides of a deep, har-
For which pointed in from the Bay\ of Ocoa like a
larply-defied index linger. In the harbour were
itships of any, size but. by raising the eyes a tridle,
hetwo men could make out the delicate traceries
the golden galleons outlined against the azure
Heof the sky--perhaps half a league beyond the

The city itself, a clustered pile of stone and
Cioen houses protected by an encircling wall of
r~ncoral rock. lay still and somnolent under the
ceheat of the noonday sun. No breath of air
(Iured the unruffled blue of its little harbour, in
chfloated three small boats with sails furled,
IMIone of which a I~ttle spiral of blue smoke
Myascended until it merged with the misty
~oueness of the heat-suffused firmament.
One sign of life. other than that of the curling
Imle of smoke, was visible within the city. Along
he wall a soldier walked. hiR arquebus dangling at
11side and, from a distance, the heat shimmer
nghetop of the stone ramparts alternately?
longated and contracted bis white-clad form so that
Ikmade one dizzy to long regard him. At the end
I the rampart nearest the two adventurers, the
~bet, with its ghastl\ load. reared its horrible
jlgbabove the city wall.
I It was very~ pleasant flying upoin the soft gras.
ader a spreading bsitoa tree. whose thickly-lreaved
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rrate its I...=01 parole trion. and the two men, munching
lazity upon a buked plantain piece, lay iounolently
at Cease while a iool zcphyr softly Iave~d their cared

He bhould not be neer.Iny time inl this man-
ner." sigbed G~arr~ regretf'ully, a4 hi-- heavy eyes
c-losed and op-ned. "nHe sbould be on our wa.
astj !o algothet apital. Trap--a plague rot the fel

A-nd the afternoon breeze icrooned among the
vantoa1 leaves; restless lizards siurr'ied around the
sleeping ligures of thle wr-~ar? men. and an agouti.
:Es pink no~se trwitchling Lurioiusly. -,olemuly e'ed
the recumbentr humaus-e~s augh rue sentr of man
that most terror-inspiring odour to all wild Ilfe and,
writh a flrt of its head, disappeared.
he, internsity of the jun's heat wFas senjibly dim
luishedi andt the cool b~reath ofI the Trades blew in
fro)m the~ Carsbbeillan whn Garry opened his eyes;
Ijut it was not tbe breeze that disturbed him, nor
was it the natural aw~akening of a --leep-refreshed
manl. He iat up .vannine, vageliey wondering w~hy
lit had aw~akened, and then be cur his \-awn off short
ando listened attentively w~ith all his ears.
Came to bim over !he soughinig of the wind 10
the tree tops the muflned Ilop! clop' of~ a borse's
lion\wes as the beast lazily- clumped its healy way~
through the hot dust of' the hidden road. Without
wa-kening hlis partnel Ganrrys rose quickly to his
f'eet and c~autiouslv made his way through the thick
ulndergrowath of the forest until be was enabled to
se.- a small stretch oft the r~oad. toward which the
horse w~as approaching.
A f~at. grey mare. her head nodding in rhythm
to the mo~vements of her forelege, plodded ilumsliy
through the dust, her rider uttering fervent Spanian
oaths every time the ambling old beast stumbled
jrever inequalities in the road. Followring the hors?
and rider, and at a respectable distance in the rear,
rode the man's servant. mounted upon a pendulous
eared donk~ey whset silky muzzle was already grey
with the dualst Airred up b~y the horse ahead.
G~arry' could scarr~e f'orbear from smiling as he
te~d the two riders frojm his hiding place. The
master was a 8eshy mountain of a man, so fat in-
deed that his ge~d teed's back was perceptibly bent
by the weight imposed upon it; while his good man,
following humbly astride the little donkey, was a
thin, cadaverous individual. whose frail shoulders
seemed scare broadly enough to bear the burden of
the heavy- aIrguebu-` tbev were called upon t..
iarry.
"Come, Icmle. Fer~nando Guadelupe!"' shouted
rhe far man in Spanish, stopping his horse and turn-
Ing heavily in his seat as be addressed the plodding
ser\vant. ''Art thou asleep that thou canst not see
that I die of thirst" W~terr Fernando Guadelupe!
Andta. ligero!"
Fernando G~uadelupe Jogged his reluctant steeu
into a dust-scatteringp shumae and, when he arrived
opposite the stout man, he wearily dismounted and,
standing on tiptoes, hecld up to his master a leather
sar-k. whose jides glistened with moisture
G;arry' ey\ed Fernando Guadlelupe's unguarded
weapon with co\verous eyes, but before he could put
into execution bis half-planned scheme to run out
and seize the Grearmi, the fellow returned to his
mount, and master and man jogged slowly alous
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Jogging slowly along the dusty road the two
Spaniards w~ere not aware thtthey were being
followed until Garry suddenly appeared beside the
dojnkey of the servant Fernando Guadelupe.
The man gasped in affright and tugged at the
straps of his arquebus, but assured by the friendly
smile w~ith which he was greeted and the courteous
salutation accorded him by this rough-looking man.
he loweredi his hand and glanlced meekly toward
his master, w~ho upon hearing the voice of a stranger.
bad pulled in his mount and wass no-w looking
anxiously bac;.
"Buenas tar'dea-, seul:or." greeted Garry', removing
his hat and bowing lowf to the apprehensive man-
"If y'ou will be so exceeding kind I would ask you
to gra;c~iouly)IS permit us to1 aicompanll you along this
roadl. You ride well armed, and rumour hath it that
bandits moiest these parts."
The stout man glanced uneasily at Garry's com
panion and then back into- the smiling face of the
Scotsmnan. W~hat he sawv ithre appeared to? reassure
him.
"You are weiliome, saflor,." he replied. "'Nay,
it is I who am glad of your company. It Is true
that the bold robber, Pedro el Iblalo has been caip-
tured and has nmet with hlis just dederts----''
"He who hangs above the wall?" hazarded
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**That 1s an Englishman-but ione never knows
when one may eniounter a band of filthy envages,"
he continued. **Allow me to present mrhelf to you."
He drew himself up Importantly and looked so much
like a buge, fat toad that Garry~ was afraid Trap
would laugh. "I am Eladio Soto y~ Figueroa, of the
city of Santo DIomingo, de Guzm:1n."
Garry bowed.
"YPou must be coonncttd with the administration
of the government here." he suggested. "So c~apable-
looking a gentleman rides on important business."
-'Ah, no," returned the Spaniard with a smile.
nevertheless his fat face puffed with pleasure at
Garr?'s implied compliment and be beamed down
upon the voung man. "'I ami but a merchant. though
I deal in profitable w~are9. I expected a ship load of
Afrit-an battle to, arrive in A~aua this past week. but
I bear that the arriv-al alt my ship has been delayed
hy the presence in these waters of, those devil's
spawn. the English, and that it will touch Santo
D~omingo in about a fortnight. I ride back empty-
handed."
..Ah," rcommiseraeted Garry-. "I am~ truly solrry
to hear that your journey~ has been wirbout proft.
But I forget myself. Don Eladio--I am a Spau.
iard--"
..1 Illadrileroil. by )'out acclent, safior." I-onjectur.
ted Do~n Eladlio.
G~arry bowed- assent
"Pedro Cordoba, a minie r.,wuner of Azxua, at your
--ervice." continued Garry. **And this is my set
\ant. Pauch," he said, priorintn to the lowering Tra,.
"'He. alasf! w~as captured byv the Indians, who tore
oullt his tongue and punctured his ears so that he
rannot hear."
"Ay\~ de mi! QZue Ihistima!" ejaculated the Span-
a~re. ".-n ill-favo:ured fellow at the be~st, seh~or...
And he continued to gaze upon the embarrassed ex-
pirate until GarrS was afraid that the man would
forlget himself' and course the Spaniard rounodly. **But
I il11i not see yo~u during: the rbree days I spent in
A~zua," said Don Eladio. turning to the Scols-
man,
Ga;rry raised his hands in an expressive gee-
turet.
"Early thi morninlng I arrived from the mount
andJ.'' he swepi a il.omprehensive hand toward the
distant bills. **Wh'en I saw you preparing to leave
town,. seflor, I hiastcned to join .vou--but you had
asiesd\ left whien t wo earth."
The fat Spaniard expressed his conce~rn.
"You will not be making a long journey, I take
it?'" he said, lo~oking at Garry's dilapidated and
dlusty shoes. **else! you would travel mounted."


"rAli, no, -sefor, I ro but to the house of-of
Frautirsco Fuentes along the road a short. Jou~
ney."'
Dnn Eladio pursed his fat cheeks.
"'Francisco Fuentes?" be murmured, looking upl
into the sky~. "'I cannot seem to recall the name.:
But no matter-I am very grateful for your com2
panyv, sofor."
Anld the stout manl. alad of an audience, chat4
tered away at the laterested Garry, calling at fre
yuent intervals to his peon. Fernando Guadelupe,.
f'or water. Garry allowed him to talk and, when hel
gav~e signs of' asking embarrassing questions, spur-
red him on with questions of his own. Behind the:
donk~e). scowling ferociously. at its scared rider;l
.strode Trap Farthing. alternately cursing to himself!
the liest, and damning to eternal fire the animalg
whtich were respoinsible for the choking dust throughI
whis h hie walked.
**. ile Enielishmuan'"
Thi sudden ejaculation.. following a short pause
during whlich the travellers bad been trudgmng:
silently- along throuugh the dlu4t. caused Galrry to
glance quickly up Into the Spaniard's face. He felt!
for a moment that his identity had been discovered'
and he prepared to give Trap the signal agreed upon
irefore the cada\-erous Fernando Guadelupe could use.
bis firearm.
But Docn Eladio was not addressing either o
thle two stingecis. He angrily lifted his rein fro
under bis horse's mane and again ejaculated:
"Accrur--ed heretic!"
c;arry looked interested
'-To whojm do y'ou ref'er. seflor."'
--Whr. to that capltured Englishman, to be sure,";
returned the Spaniard. --He was pulled out of h
ocean more dead than alive by the crew of El Rey d
Castillla.'"
I had heardi that a foreigner had been brog
into thle city' prompted Garry~, andi his interest wu
now unfleigned **Did- you bear his name?"'
**Let me think.'" mused Dron Eladio. "The cre
ture's name didl not interres me. but methink i
was M\anrerse-or IAlanvera. His ship was sunk b
EI !,rnr, ror,for and be was the only survivor."
"Ah, there was an English ship sunkhe
abouts" remlarked Garr!v. more to make convrs
rion than for enlightenment. He wondered whyhi
heart should beat so w~ildly at new~s of Howard Man;
i'r13' death--if Manvers it be
**Did you not hear of it ?" asked the Spai
In surprise. **They~ say the gun-fire w~as heard
Azus."'
He settled himself more comfortably in the sad.


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die, after calling for watet~iand proceeded with
great glee to tell this atranger the wonderful story
of the galleon's light against great odds.
"It was by Beata Island, senior, that the galleon
fell in with six English pirates. part of the fleet
which infests these waters and. after a most gallant
fight, they were all driven off or sunk. Among them
was a large fighting ves.;el of ojver one hundred guns
whieb was run ashore and burued It was from this
vessel that the Englishman was saved. Better that
Alonzo Quesada ? Perez bad left him to drownr!
But such is the marnanimity o' unir rough Spanish
seamen. .. He was hanged~l this morning."
Garry concealed a1 bitter smile.
'"Do you know Que--ada, seflor?"'
The Spaniardl nodditd..
"A rare dog, Qu~sada." be said, smiling re-
miniscently~. "A.h, thle stories they tell of that mau!
A marvellous eye for the we~nchs has Q2uesada! Ho.
ho! But hie fell foul of the G~overnor, and they
Bay that Pei~al\a t'e..lcrl him to give up the pr'ettiest
English baggage th~a! has beenl captured by one of
our gallant Jeamenl in mainy a day. Ho. ho' Peflalva
is molre than a mlalih for-"
"Then she is inl Santo Domlineo!"' ejaculated
Garryv, seizing Dean Eladio-'s brjadl. wooden stirrup.
The Spaniard Im~:.k~ed dowl~n Inltll Galry's wildi eyes lu
astonishment.
"Seilor:! he protested. and Ganrry' band fell to
his side.
A~ thousand I[aldl-ons'" he said. "I twifted my
ankle and chine11 tol 'ou for 41upportr Y'Ou say that
this English maiden i-- in the cit\' of Sanriin Dmin
go ?.. he persisted.
"Yee--the G;overnsor was ever lucky' in his
amoure" He E1lam.ed u ioliu lyv dow~n at Ganrry's
feet 'I trust that !-ou jluhffer no pain,~'" he .=aid
('m lry forec(T a Amile to his wan *N..ultont* nnce
"Not in mI, ankle, soflor." he replied, and the
.stout Spaniarrdl noticedl n..-t the9 ambiguity of his
exploanaiou.
Just then Trap. w'alkingy too close? to, the donkeyr,
was kicked violently in the stomaih by that deriep-
tive beast. and he dloubled up by the side of the
roa.d for a moment until be had recovered his wind,
nod I adn on s by the mos seroc ushefa ala e n
from rxpressing aloud his profane opinion of the
Irowsy-eyed beast. .. And at that moment a
yer of ~ont-soldier. dled and ou:uneedoom~cesw.dsude

two Britons exchanged uneasy glances.
"Ola, Allanueleit!" shouted Don EladLi jo\vially
ase he inquisitive entfier icantered ahead of his men
to see what this strange little group portended.
**Caray! is it y=>ul thien. Don Eladio?" responded
the young offiier as be drew his steed to a hall
beside the awakened mare of Sotn y Figueroa. "Nf*
thought yon~ hadl killed a robber"''-eyeing the re-
Cnmbent form ofI the sullen Trap with interest-
"and I wondel~re I had not beard the sound of y'our
musket." He looked at Garry and then back at
Don Eladio. and he arched his eyebrows inquiring-

l."Abh. pardon mie!' reclaimed the fat man. "I
was sure that you two young fellows were acquaint-
ed. Captain Alanuel Gomez-Don Pedrl Pedro ...
I am desolate, soflor." he said, turning to Garry;
"but I have forgotten y'our name."
Garry smiled in a sickly manner His memory,
too, had failed him.
"~Why-wBhy-sethor,"' he stammered "'Pedrce
er s-Corufla. to be sure. I have great pleasure In
meeting you, Seior Capitan," he said. bowing low to
Gomez.
"'Corufla-Corutha--?" muttered the srout Span.
Siard meditatively. .I could have sworn that it was-
Ssome other name!"
His brow puckered in thought, and C~arry,' stak-
p Ig his freedom on a desperate cbance. smiled vague-
lyb toward the score or so of soldiers who were lol-
ling negligently along the side of the road, and pra?'-
ing fervently that the law of chance had not failed
bhim, cried jorially--"Que (tj, Juanito! Como est6
la i novia?" I''Hello. Johnny! How fares your sweei-
Sheart?")
Ai~ little man at the far end of the r-olumn
si traightened up from his moody contemplation of a
b ruised toe and, with an innately courteous gesture
.to the jovial stranger, whose face be regretfully faij.
iied to remember, displayed a white, even set of teeth
:..ms he grinned proudly at being so distinguished
above his fellows.
S"Buenae tardes. senior," be answered. ''Good
afternoon, sir. She gers stouter every day, sir."
A~nd, at the crude double-entendre. everybody, in
F'luding Gomez and Don Eladio, roared with laugh-
ter. The crisis was past, but Garry wondered what
.he would have done had there no~t been a soldier bF
;.the name of John in the little band.
The two parties separated with shouted expree-
~alous of goodwill, and the acidulousi Fernando Guade-
itlpe, mounted solemnly astride his donkey, unamil-
nly.L1 gave as good as he got as the dusty soldiers
chaffed him regarding his; homely steed.
"Good fellows all." chuckled Don Eladio. wip-
:iltg his streaming eyes as they continued their jour-
ney. "They have been out hunting savages--I pray
that8 they killed a goodly number."
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"No one is safe from the filthy barbarians. '
mused tbe Spaniard. **Even in the Capltal one is
not free from their depredations. '
**I abhould think that with so many soldiers~ on
guard, Santo Domingo would be secure from their
attacks." said Garry.
"'They %lip by in some manner," sighed Don
Eladio, **and when it is least expected a wbole fam-
ily, or two, or three. are found dead in their beds."
"Theyv slip in without being challenged?" re-
turned Garry Incredulously.
**There is .1 secret entrance to tbe city which
i:. known only to the Indians. They come and go
w~ithout anyjnee being the wiser until their crimes
are discovered."
Garry thought over this statement and uttered
an exclamation. If the indians could make their
way into the aidlre of the city. tlwrln ?Iurely be. with
the man Turbo? as guide, might be able to mIake
his way to the residence of the Governor--the fiend
who might be at that moment maltreating the ob-
ject of hisCa rry's--adoration.
The afternoon sun was casting long shadows and
Fernando Guadelupe was nodding drowsily in his
saddle when Garry Graeme gave the signal to his
henchman. There was a startled grunt, a thud,
and a cloud of dust as Trap's powerful arms swept


the amazred pean from his saddle and deposited him
ro.ughbly in the; centre of the road.
"I w~ill trouble you to dismount, my friend,"
said the Sco~tsman, smiling up into the dazed Soto
r Piguerca's gaping countenance. "I have need of
,Your steed.'
"Are you a bandit, then?" exclaimed the Span-
lard in terrified tones. "Look, here is money-fare
thousand reales! Take it and spare my life!"
-'KindlY- dismount!" commanded Garry, and
there was a look in his eyes that Don Eladio dared
niot brook. He clumsily endeavoured to obey this
territ` ingr younge man, and his progress was con-
side~rably fastened by a rough shore administered
by Trap Pa-thing with the bell muzzle of the arque-
bus. The Spaniard fell heavily into the dust, and
ble barse turned her grey old head and, with ears
pricked, seriously watched the antic of her master,
"Be pleased to walk with your servant into the
jungle." c:ommanded Garry, spurning the sackr of
money which the Spaniard held imploringly up to
him. '*You wnll abide there until the sun has set,
and if either of yre show your faces hereabouts until
the nigbtr ome--!" He drew his sword and mean-
ingly thumbed the blade.
The whimpering Slianiard waddled across the~
rlnad into the jungle, and Fernando Guadelupe, tnmn-
















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Thou haRtI muell to learn. friend, Trap.' grunt-
ed the Sco~tsma-n. and lie loiited the other upon the
ear. with gusto. Trap's joyous expression changed
to doubt as his wild swinge encountered nothing
more rubstantial than the evenuing breeze.
-This folr Don Eladlo!'' tried Garr), andl Trap's
heels flew- into the air as ble opponent caught him
lush on !Ihe jaw with all the weightr of' hi4 bojdy be.
hind the blow.
--1'er lily, mastier,"' quoth Trap in reluctant ad.
miratilon as he grojggily rose to his feer. **yo:u can
hit harder than a dornkey~ can k~ic.ki-and I'm a
judge! "
Ga~rry- stiled as he Na~ited for the other to
collectr his scatrrered fac~ulties. Trap tlpairred cauti-
ouily-aud he ulttered An ejacularionu as his next
blow~ missed b.1 rle length of his arni
**-ant this for~ Fernlandol: Guad-elupe!" said
Ganrry. The oi~ther swa~ed drunlkenly to the impact
Iof a blasw that w~ell-nigh stunned him. Ga~rry caught
Elle tottriiing man in his arms and iet him upon
hli feet akain
**Ha-- had enoueb?'' he asked. "Art repentant
fo:r thy mlisdloigs?"
Trap srubbl:rnl!! shoiok his head and tortered
forw-ard, hiring weakly At the elusi\e shadowr that
slanrt-e before him. Ga3rry laughedl delightedly and
bi admir'ati..n ofr the other mani's pluck grewn amiain
.1 Trap e are griml) on seeking f'urther punishment.
but he dbid not untempt to hit him again untlil be
saw by obe man's c~learing eyes and steadier pose
that the eff~cts of' his las~tblowr had almost lanish-
ed
''One morce f'or rbe money thou stolest!' whisp-
lred G;Alrry, and a lojok of' fear came into Trap's
eye as he backed Rawa and glanced nervously at
hiis masrter'9 bleedine knuckles. But he could not
e.-cape the punishment that awfaited him. and as he
\aintyr endeav-oured to dodge the Sco~tsman's blow
something struck hint a resounding crash upon the
temple and be fell like a log, unconscious.
11'hen at last he opened his eyes and stared
stupidly upward. he saw the solicitous face of his
Iompanion bendling over him. and be sighed in des-
perationi as he e~ndeavo~ured to rise and continue the
tight. But the other helped him to his feet and
bore himi rtntly to the Aide of the road.
**Rest there awhile. Trap."' be said. and there
was admirationl in his tones. "Besbrew me if ever
I met a bounirr fighter Art satisfied. friend Trap.
that I arn th- master?"
The ex-pirate'q face heamred with pleasure at
the words apokeni to him. but he did not re~plv for a
moment He renderlyv rubbed the back of his hand


aicrose ble streaming nose an1d then staggered to bia
teer. He sw~a\yed folr a mocmenlt and reioveredj him-
-eHi.lr ant teni he lield out his hiand to Cariy Graeme.~
""It~ la tak a gooid main to best me. sir," be said.
Nn other man has ev-er done~l it but, good lotk! Il
have indeed met myv master"'

CHAPTER EIGHT

THE SECRET OF THE A\RAH'AKS8
1T w~as law. and tbe battered ex-pirate was in no~
iondition to travel further that day-. so the two
men w~ithdrew with their 8teedls well into thei
Junglle andJ there they passed the night. 11'ben thel
molrninelll djawnd trier. set off toward the city ofj
Azula. whereat Trap *;rumbledJ mightilyv at having:
to1 Ireracte his steps He had no taith in the ability
of the Indiansj to assist them in their quest and his
impetuous soul y'earnedl for fresh scenes and new
tongluests--but a smiile wrinkled his nwollen counten-
ance eneb time be felt thle' jinigling bae which
weighed doiwn his puike~t.
Their .1nurney alongl the king's hiighway- wss
witrhnut lncidl-nlt and, an hour after they~ had resumed
their tr~ip. Ithey loos~ed the horse and donke\ and set
''ft thr.*ugh thle forest toward the spolt where they
had miet the Indian. Tur~bu.
The place was deserted. lu the rentre of thel
small openi pspae wrherein thle twoi men had hiad their.
aentl-nure withl the tarantula lay the cold asbes of'
their ti;re No? solund disturbed the hor no~ondayv still
nes of~ the cactus forest.~ Overhead the sun beat
downn ~irth an initenisity which has to be felt to be!
~omprehenlied, and in the shade of the guayscitn and:
balmla trees was coolnres and rest. They rcokedi
themselves a slender meal of wild yam and plantains
anid. after refreshing their thirst at a near-by spring,l
they slept.
A\ succe~ssionl of hcavy' detonations woke the twoi
men and they\ stared quieltioningly at one another!
as the distant sound of firing pulsated upon the beat~
ed air.
--Think yoau that it is the English fleet"" whisp
ered Trap. albeit there was no need for silenie.
"'Tis unt the round of cannon fire." said Garry,i
listening attentive~ly. "IAlethink4 the soldiers of our:
friend C~omier ave encountered a party. of the InM
dians."
Trap'9 ey'es rested upon the captured arquebuDf
and the light of battle shonlle In them
'"We' will go toj their aidl then, master?" he sug-j
gested eagerly
G~arry sprang to his feet.


tug ov,\er hiib p'Ouch~ and powdiF~er-borlU to the gr'inning
ex-pIrteP foullowed hib mastclr into the cactus Trap
herded the twro Sipaniaids before him, prodding them
In1 tulru wlthl t11+ [an'll ~.. 1213 snwrd whenu they show
ed signs4 oft laggjin. The arquebus be left with
Garry\-. and thatl !.ounLg man, ticiiding the reins of
thle mertley pair. of -Ittlr.. quierily awaited his com-
Ipaniioi'- return.
An Englfilsh oathl rose upon thle selli air; a scream
of agony rang out from rhe forest--and another.
Trap Ireurned to his master, wiping his rarnished
blade uponl the nides of his breeches.
**They. died,"' he simply said, and he would have
mo~unted his .Steed without f'ulrlher ado had not Garry
seized him by the collar.
**11'hat happened tos the slave-merrchant and his
savant?"' he demmanted. ''Didst thisu slay them borb
--in cold b~loo~d'--
--Nav, master."' teturned ibe Euglishma~n "They
turned upo~n me anid would hlave done me burt had
I not slain them--in self defence."
Un~rr?. stated inlto the man's eyesE and. before
the Slcotsman's penetrative gaze. the other's fell.
".Thocu liest. Trap Farthinge." declared G~arr.
solemnly. He notiiced that a Doickt in the other man's
jaCket bulged. **Thou slewest them for their money
-and they need not have died."
Tr~ap's jaw squared.
'..'bat boots it?"' he truillently asked. "'They
were Spaniards-they were bettrrl dead.'"
Gaerry said nocthins, but he turned and tied the
reins of his horse to a low bush near-by. Then. re
mlovine his belt, he walked toward his companion
anid tade him do likewise.
"'But. master-"' objected the ex-pirate, paling
slightly at the look olf stern displeacure in the other's
face.
'.Remove thy sword-belt." commanded G~arry,
waiting with folded arms for the other to do as he
had been ordered
"W'hat is your will. master?" asked Trap fear
fnil1y. doling.. nevertheless. as he had been bid.
"I'mi going to give thee a thrashing that thou'll
longp remiember. I'll teach thee to dipobey me at thy
peril."
Trap RwallowedT once or twice. and then a look
of womier and jioy filled his couintenancie.
"Yo~u'll flaht me. sir?" he asked incredulously,
throwing his belt to one side as he spoke.
G~arrv'e answer wa aR blow that caught his com-
panirnn f'ull on the cheut and sent him staggering
bark But with a delighted grin. the ex-pirate was
back again and Garry ducked his head as the inan's
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"That we~ wtil." he brlsklyr declared and. follow.-
ed by' the now thoroughly aw~akenedl Trap Farthing.
:he pusled at at .1 rapid pace in the direcrioni from
whcut it sound ofinc tr"ediad J3 rney through the
Jungle. Both mecn were hotr. thirsty and dishevelled
nb te lieme tey reached the Neiba anad inunedian ly
the peril that la! so-mewhere about; forgot the
:alligators w~ith which the 4treamI wa4 infested; for-
got everything. save that here was watrcr-clear, re-
treehing watci-anali riey plungedl into the stream,
clothes and all, andl gliatedl in rs grareful cool-
ness.
Far downt the river, at a place where the water
shallowed. Carry's quick eye caught a sudden flash,
as of sunlight refleteild from burnishrd metal. and
he rose to his teet in thle stream. the water dripping

He looked intently down stream.
"HWe are late. Trap."' he said at length. "The
Spaniards have done their work and are returning
home. Let us cross the river and tind out what~
devilrry ri.the awn nhre r..Clary had saved Puna
from the handse of the twoj white men, and where
the strange friendshlip betw-een the English pirate
and the Sco~ttish gentleman had begun. they fonlrdd
dreadful evidence of the Spaniard'e work
A headless. diqfiguredd inrpe, evialemtly rbat of [
an Indian ?outhn lay upoin the hot ronrs b~eside the
river and. in a IepyrrEsion in rthe banlk they dis-
cove~red the remains of four more Indians, their
broken bodies sprawling in a gbastly heap From
the evidence nf their batteredl and mutilated forms
it 1 was plain that the poolr wrrtches had been shot
down and then despatched w~ith cutlass and sw~ord.
Trap survervel withi interest the scene of earn.

a "'Of a trulth quloth he, (a right merry fray has
taken plaie hleresbouts."
"Th~e doies'" miittered (larrr as he stirred a re.
cumbent fluure wfith his in~~t "These poolr savage,
must have, been surprised and slaughtered in cold
blood. Egad. Trap. I i.nilld almost forgive thee for
murderine those two wretches veqtere'en'"'
'It was meet that they --hol:ld die."' was the
answ~er. ''But. master," whispered Trap colping his
ear loward a clump iaf puraravra which lay but a
short distance. riff. "*Deantl Bo nojt a c~ry fromln yon-
der bushb?-as eresan as from one in distrre== Ay,
there it is Ramin'".
Garr? conc11entratedl his attention upon the spot
indic~are~d anihe listenedrl carefully.
"I' faith, tho~u'rr right!. Trap." he soherlv said.
"There be some personl smerely' hurt behind yon clump
of cat tusJ '.
He wa~lkedl rinrr-rly in the direction from which
a faint soundl ofI meaining anppearedl to be coming,
his 4sword-hilt gr~asped firmlyv bs his bright hand,
and behind tle Icul~riu Tlap followed hir master,
the muzzle 1of hii muskalet perilously dlose to the
other's herad.
"'A~e. 'ti4 anolther Iludian; may9?bap one that
the Dens have overloo~ked." said Garry as he sur-
reyeid the Icrumnpledl fo:rm of a moaning~ savage who,
lay well bidden brehinid and among the one:tus intn
which he had fallen ''The fellow i erievousl\ burrt.
Trtip. andl mrthink4 it w~ere well to put himu beyoudl
his miiserr.
Trap p e'nd winter re;tdlr over the bush.
'.I have no liking for~~ killing onc ofI the creatures
when he canlnl-t evetn raise his hand," he averred
with a grimacep. "''ere he a Don T'd take great
pleasureII. in do~ing it, burl-M3aster' LOnk; !ou' 'Tis
our friend wvho killed the dlev.il< Creature.. Tud whoi
j.spoke you fair in the forest!'
Garry reov~;sni;sed thle Indian, Turho,. at the same
2romecni as did his henclhmanl and. as Ilhe :avage
writhed In 'ainl and turned his ce-~nror~ted visare to
the sky. ther Q otsmn1~1 lr'1Eape overl rlth I~tu~ to
the wunuliled manRI's sidF anll, unmllindilul of the
wick~ed gusnwa.r~nr Cines, nbichl prickedr bjiru like
so nrnauy needllle. he ral-ed the In~idian' head and
Took it gently inl hi- handll-.
**Goa--' Fill thy hat wi;th w-ater anrii biiri it
i here.", he I ..lumande1'1. d, nd Trall hast.Ltend rn master's hiddinig ""He not afrail."" he wh-lispeted
IIto the Indian inl Spanish. nlho shoolk with fiar as
2:he fell thle tour-h of thle Euiaspean's hands. "*'TiF I
Ar 4~..iin-d of thle other' \nice Turbho opened his
i eyes and eazed uip into~ the vhite man's face. A
i.faint nmilr have\'reit about his swarthy i..unltenaml~e
Sfor a momenllt anti Irhe-n the torn II~alv\ !implCy!
Scollap~rl.
"He h1r as -woon 1'" illnted Garry to Trap, who
atB that mosmiin alppeatedl with a Ilripp~ine hatful
of water "Dash~I thou~ r1 handful of that w~ates over
the fell~?w.'~ s fc !''
Thle m.llandrld Indian11 ilowY regdinled his clause
Sand ht bure without flinehing the painfuli atte~ntionsP
of Garr: as he enrdlely cleanled anld bansinued the
angry' wnl~jalin]uiich pentrlated the man'; c'hestA
;Imusket hnll hadi =:mashied a r~ib and w~as now. no
tdoubt. firmly Inrlged in one of Turb,'ss lunes A
.b~loody frarh coveredl the Inldian'i livid lips. and
5~Carry shenr~k hig head doubhtfully as4 he rosep to his
f'~eet and 51urve-real hIjs CrudeI handirwork.
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tiiend." be mutltered in EnLglish; ns\evetheless he
was~ deiemnuined to take the manl awav froml there
anld he found Trap willingly alll nd sympaheti~ajlly in-
. Itueal tow~ard hIs w~ishes.
"Perchance some other member of this man's
tribe wrill aid ua in our journey toward the benight-
ild cit- to wnhic~h you are determined to go. master."
Faid !he .latter a they carried the half-consious
Indlian between tbem up, the bank oft thle river.
Znunds! This ;atage is a beavy lump! Did he
tell ?ou bowa far nwe hlave to, carry himt?"
G;arry noddl~edl his streaminr hlead.
"UM the river," he gasped. rtopping and gently
laying the wounded mlan onI the grounld. **Egad!
Thou jpeakest truly. Tr~al! The man is indeed no
light weieht'"
Trap flicked thle pcl-par~ationn from his e!.e
-0 inet with a dextrou; tw\inr oft the knucle.ll He
gazed lugba us~I~I ily. up~ lie s!t'rem.
"O` J trruth. rhen. wer hatve a loing journey ahed
of us,"' lie entlitedj. "Ilt is many miiles to ran distant


Ga~r y shook his he~ad.
'Tis nlOt to the muountabs we have to carry
him. Trap--thourh, in certes, tbe jouirney will be
Tona enough. He told me that his tribhe are encamp-
ed at the mouth of the Aliest stram that flowsJ from
ithis side into the river."
**Theon why not leave him with mne and go in
search of this fellow's friends?" suggested Trap.
"You talk their lingo. master-- Gadzonke! Wihat Is

Somethbins whistled by the ex-pirate's ear and
Iruc~k the warter in the stream near-by with a

**Anl arrow~'" cried Garry~. jumping~ to his feet
andt r~aising his arms3 as a sign of submission. "The
Indians have tra..ked uis and theyv wish us to stop!
Raise thine arms. Trap,. anrl drop that musket!"
"I'll not Iloose this arquebus." declared Trap
stulbbornlr *Nor will I so, demean myself as to ab-
iert myvellf before a lot oft' naked savages!"
Another~l RTrrow whistledl past Trap's ngse and,
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w~ith a laugh: "thls is another friend of thine, Puna.
To be sure Iris demeanour on the occasion of your
Inst meeting was not at all hospitable. Give him
th 'hand--hl'll not molest thee now."
Trap,_ who had listened to all this without the
slightest idea of what it signified, stared uncertainly
as the Indian girl extended her had to him, and
Garry chuckled with surprised amusement as he
noted the flush that overspread the man's temples
as he covered her brown little hand with his big
hairy paw.
"I thought thee proof against the charms of
woman, Trap."' be commented. "Trdly, I have much
to learn. Thy blushes do thee credit."
"A. winlsome lass, to be sure, master,"' sighed
Trap as Punab smiled sweetly into his face and w~ith-
drew to where the other women sobbed in unison
wiib them who mourned their dead.
Garry studied the other for a moent and,
under his steady scrutiny, Trap's eyes 411 and be
grinned bo~vishlr..
"Ah, well."' sighed the Scotsman as he thought
for a moment on the maid who believed him drow-
ed, "wishing will get us nowhere. We muist soon
he on our way again, Trap. Methinks we'll receive
no aid from these people."
Trap looked his incredulity, but Garry's opinion


city and, taking advantage ofY any opportunity that
night offer, to get into communication with his
lady.
''The secret of the fortitications is indeed well
known to us all."' returned Cucubano. **The Span-
lards imlmured the bodies of the A~rawakis who help-
ed to build them into the walls; but several escaped
aud. through them, the secret has been passed down
iu us. But none of my people will accompany you,
o~f thlat I am sure."
The arrival of the women and children put a
stop for the moment to their conversation and Garry
regarded the animated scene with deep dissatis-
faction. Quite oblivious to the wailing of women
and to the curious glances which were cast his waF
by the timorous and sorrowing natives, h esat b*
Jidle the chief and his interested henchmen, moodilyv
casting about in his brain some scheme whereb2
he might induce one of the Indfans to accompany
himt to Santo Domingo. When the maiden. Puna,
with a glad cry of recognition, ran over to where
he eat and bowed low before? him. a smile lighted
his dour countenance, and he clasped her hand warm-
ly inl his.
**I am glad to see thee again," he said tenderly,
and then, as the maiden glanced shyly and some-
what timorously at Trap Farthing, he continued


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despite his vainglorious speech of the moment be-
fore. he perceptibly weakened. When another feath-
ered miissile nicked a corner of his ear and be re-
alised that this bint was not meant to be disregarded,
he dropped the musket and emulated the example
of his master.
Severral cautious heads arose from the shelter
of tbe bushes along the bank and, from all sides,
silent, bronzed figures glided slowly and warily to-
ward the two whites, the Indians quite disregarding
them as they gazed perplexedlyv upon the body of
their wounded compatriot.
"W~e are not Spaniards." volunteered Garry to
an elderly Indian who, by his bearing and demean-
our, was the leader of the band. "We found this
fellow wounded by the Spaniards and were bring-
ing him home wben you surprised us."
The old Indian grunted cynically, but he studied
the speaker with mulch deliberation before he again
turned his attention to the wounded man. The rest
of the band. quire convinced ats to their hanrmless
ness, passed the two whites as though theyt did not
exist. A-round the rec~umbent Turbo they gathered
and, in the liquid tongue of the Aa~9waks, 91ied him
with questions.
Turbo's weak responses to their questioning
seemed to fill the Indians with despair and rage
and many were the baleful glances directed down
the stream toward the spot where the little party
of Arawaks had been almost annihilated. The In-
diansi glanced more and more often toward the
strangers as Turbo whispered on, but in their look
was nothing of hostility and, when Garry stepped
forward to where the stricken man lay. they respect-
fully made war for him.
"Cumbidno is grateful to you, Ingles," vouebsaf-
ed the elderly Indian as Turbo smiled up into the
white man's face. "My son tells me that you are
bis friend and that it I; y~ou who saved my daughter.
Puna from those who would have done ill by her."
A gleam of interest lighted Garry's face.
"The maiden--is she well?" he courteously ask-
ed
Cueuhbn o odded his head.
"She follows with the rest of the tribe. We
heard (be sound of shooting and we knew that the
Spaniards must be hereabouts."
But Turbo had fainted again and his father
spoke no further word to Garry untfI the "boy had
been carried into the cool of the forest and mnade
as comfortable as possible within the shelter of a
hastily erectedi babio: then after a meal had been
partaken of by all, and Trap had wandered of by
himselfton e investigatory tou oththe briv rn bank

the occurrences down the river, and be asked his
aid in rescuing the maid who was a prisoner of
the Count of Pefielva.
CucubAno war dubious as to the measure of
success whieb would follow Garry's attempts to pro-
cure guides from among the Arawaks.
"Mly people are not cowards," apologetically exr-
plained the old man as he and his visitors sat out-
side the bohio. "bult you are! white and we have learn-
ed to fear the people of your race'."
"W\e are Enelish," returned Garry.
Cucubsno shrugged his shoulders as he watched
the hulking figure of the ex-pirate moving toward
them.
ur"'Never b enles. ehe .hemaokhnoweer ate n th:
friends, and you are always assured of a welcome
, in the huts of the Arawaks for wnhat ye have done
for my children: but the people of my race are a
simple folk and unused to the ways of the whitles
Stay with us and seek not to pit your puny strength
against the might of Spain. You cannot hope to be
successful."
"But my lady--my--my sweetheart?" returned
Garry.
Cucub~no's wrinkled face was pensive as be gaz-
ed off into the distant mountains. ,
"My wife was stolen from me by the Spaniards.
he said, and his voice was low and expressionless.
"She was young and comely and T loved her dearly.
I strove desperatelyv to get her back and, when I
finally found her, dead-thrown to one side as one
discards a worn-out bow-T swore bitter vengeance
against the people who had done this thing to me.
But might prevailed and my men died ithe flies in
hopeless reprisal against the Spentard. Can you be
more sueressful?**
"'I speak their laneuage "
Cucub~no nodded his head.
"The ability to converse with them in their
own tongue has already stood you In good stead."
he said. "but you cannot hope to hide your identity
when you reach Santo Dominpo. Questjions will be
asked you that you will not be able to answer
satisfactortl.v.
"But I do not intend to show myself upon the
streets of the city." replied Garry. IHe told the chief
of his plan: of how he intended, with the aid of
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wa'd borne- nut when, a short time later. the old
chit called for a volunteer to accompany **los Ing-
lceses" to the Spanish stronghold. The squatted rows
of' sav'ages showed neither by word nor expression
that the proposition so much as interested them,
thbough Turbo., fromt his bedl of pain inside the bohio,
weakly ,:ried that he w-ould guide his friends to
the Capital whensoe\'er be w~as able to travel, where-
at the IndlansJ who heard him grinned abashed-
ly.
""It is as I told y\out,"' saidl Cucubuin bittet ly
to Garry when, in response to his appe~al. the Ara-
wakb presented a stolidi front ofI indifferene. "'I
lied when I told you they were not towards. Their
sp'irit is broken by what oiccurred to-day, and the
risk of being -lain or taken into Rlaveryv i3 too) great
for their craven souls. I cannot leave my people
else I w~ouldl acl~rom~any you."
**But I, my father, knojw the entrance to the
secret! pa~ssajes," int~err'upted Purna, who stood be-
side rbe 0111l man. **I w~ill go w~ith my' friends and
guiide them intoi the city-. if' there so, desire it "
Cur ubano smiled sadly.
**Thou. daughter. art moiire a man than any of
these timid rats. Butt I iannor alllown thee to: run
the risk of be~ing captured d by? the Spaniar~ds. Thy

''I owee much to, these strangelP--to this Ingles,"
answered Puna withi .pirit, nodding toward Garr.
'MRI\ hboher, if he Inv~es, will owe his life to them.
Yrlur debt. my lather. i greater than even the Jacri-
See oflt thyv daughter could repay."
"Butr a woaman, a iomely woman like rhy-self,
could never escap~e the atte-ntion of' those fiends,"
objectetd Cucubjnno.
*I aill Ele~dge my~-elf to glland your dlaugiter."

ish. **She will come to no harm while I am alve

**W\hile -oll ale alace,." gruuteel Clieubian omin-
ously.. Aye. I do) not dojubt that she will be safe
inl ?oui keepiing-while~ !ou are alive."
Puna1 Clunig tol hei farber' arm
**'Tis Iittle we can doj to lepay these strangers.
mr farther."' she pleadled. **Giver me thy consenrt hat
I may- std them in their endelavour "
Cucubino lolikedd helplesslr tonard tbe stoical
Indialnp who: impaiisively regardrtd him.
**Cowfardly women'" he Srunted, and he turned
sadly again to Gnrty.
**You will br'ing her back safe to me." he coun-
uelledr. p~lacinr hi?? arm tenderly aboui Puna's slim
shoullder-.. "I give~ her into? your keeping."


Trap Fartliing gazed happily up through the
leaf lrke fraudss of the palml under which he la.
The black (iacreries of its branches blotted out in
dtelicate silhouette the clusteredd myriads of stars,
anid a balf moo.n, sctting inor the western sky, glint-
ed silverr through the thick cluster of another group
Of palm trees farther awa~.
Trap searcely dared more and, though bis left
arm grew dead and numb under the weight of' the
sle~eping Puna's head, he f'orbore to ease it, and his
eyes, ever and again, turned toj the regular features
of the ludian girl as she lay, c.urled up between the
two men and he sighed blissfully. -
Thle rugged beart of the exspiiate bad been un-
iondlitiornally surrendered to this young girl of an
alien lare, and Garry marvelled at the transforma-
tion that a wreek in the maidlen s company had etreet-
ed in the ep~eech and manner of his Inmpanion.
No more didl he shout rollicking ihanleys to
the silent forest as they trudged through its startled
depths. Not onice during the past week had the
man uttered a blasphemous oath whbenever aught
bad ml.iur~edd to distutrb himt-a sudden Ihower. the
Mire of an Infect, the painful prick of a guasavara
Rpine. Hi tongue was silent, save w~hen he sang,
in a remarkably 4weet and tuneful vojce. the half-
folirgotteu Rongs of his native Devon, or when, aided
by his amused and sympathetic master. be taught
the girl simple words and phrases il Elis own tongue.
So receptie w-a4 Punn's unrrpoiled mind that.
lonce having heard a wnord she never forgot it and,
by thle end or' rhe w~eek, she wu-a s le to converse
brokenlr w~ith hert guardians in their own lsaunege.
Their journey rbrrnugh the forest and jungle be-
hinid Azua up into the lonely mountains had been
without inide~nt. No human face had they *een
in! all tht-ir w~andering though, from the sides and
iinmm~it-- of the ranges along wnhic~h they mader their
vna. toward the head-w~aters of the Oraman. they coulr
le--rryv. far, far out in the Caribbean. thp =ails of
an ocenssionall Spanish Fallenn or. marbap., a slav-er
lnttlines fearfullr alo:np the ena~st with its o:f humanl misery On one hot afterwon.sl ihoirtiv he-
fril thF 4ettingR of the sun, the harp eyese of Puna
ball discoverred the sails of a multitude of ships.
lenalirs dli;tant ln the Plouthern horizon. an!d CarryV's
heart hadl iotracted to the realisation that thev vere
thP resselg of Admiiral William Prnni. Nexr morn.
ine biowever. nothing wass Fourlisafed his ceaer
raze save the blue immpnsity of the o~ean, its order-
ly wavaes rolling silentlr over the Spanish Malin
Puna hadl scrnflullvv ignored Carry's suaeestion
that she disguise herself as a boy. and she had ser


ojut flromll C'utubanO's camp, shortly after receiving
ber father'a consent to her mission, garbed in the
Icustomary costume of the Indian maidens. Her long,
black; hair covered her shoulders and hung almost,
to lier waist. About her hips, and extending to
her knees. she wore a abort skirt of soft agouti skins.
Fo.r protection during the cold, mountain nights she
Ware, handojller-fashion about her shoulders, a long
cape of' the jamle mlaterial, a burden which she grace-
furlly\ declined to allow the love-smitten Trap to carry
forl her.
Their way led themi up the bank of the Neiba
to its junctioni with the CuevaRs. and along the al-
most diied bed ojf the latter stream they had made
theni wa.\ reward the bigh range of mountains in
abich the Riv.er Ozama had its ourlc~e.. Puna's
reason for nor adopting the more direer route to
the capital. alonge thle ioast, wasa that there they ran
too muchii risk of deter tinn by the small bodies of
Spanish troo~ps which incessantly scour'ed the coast
1enuutry) for Indians and brigands. In the hinterland
there was little tr'athel. and they had seen nol human
face save their own since they had left the Araw~ak
banud.
Punla had piroed a lively and luteresting com-
panion. Her narreteF and utter disregard of con-
ve~ntion had at first shlocked Garry and amused the
somewhat e~mba rrassed1 Trap Farthing; bult,
tnuder the influence of her unsophietiiated manner
and artless behaviour. the two man came to look
upon their y~oung w ompanionu with affectionnnd Trap
regarded her with absolute adoration.
On thle orc~asion of their first night's camp Oarry
haid fashtejned a mall shelter of branches and leaves
and badl made a soft hed for the girl of huge masses
of' Spanishi moss, but when it was 4uegested that obe
retire therein alone. she protested vehemently. and
ltinsired that the two sheepish mien share the snug
ietreat with her. It had beeni a most uncomfolrtable
niahit for both Garry and Trap. for Puna w~a* in-
sistenlt. and neither of the two men had dared stir
throu~hoju! the lone hours lest they~ awakenl the
maide~n. The following nidst nio shelter was made
andl Puna again shated the rough bed with her com-
p7anions Henceforward the men accepted without
rlpmur the strange condition which life with the
Arawak; maiden engendered. To be sure. Trap and
GarryV gaspedi with dismay and rewarded the girl
with cmbar~rasament when, one her day, they came
upDon a circular pool of clear wrater at the foot of
Mount Tina. and the maiden stripped off the scanty
r'lothes that CovBered her and hurried, a naked brnwn
nyvmph. into the enoling waters. To her demands
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the Iorln of his ,uddenl bat lurled tight about his
face.
.She liuiw\ what she be about, master," he
beclloweid. She-O(d's Bl~...od! The wall is crumb-
ling'"
G~arry.~'e Jeys optoned nDM Hlde as Trap s as a huge
slab ofi roik slowis mo1ved under the girl's handJ
andl disclosed a .squaret black opening into which
thie maiden cautiously thrut her head. Her body
follo~edl alid. in re4Cponse tohe bet'hikouing hand,
the tw~o meni entered the cavrn~r after her. The tun-
nel into? whilch the.\ bad peneltrtated was low, and
scarie wide enough for rthem to sit abreast. Dark
as4 it w~as before~e. tle sudden swringing of' the stone
badck into? positions left thtnm in pattby blacktness, and
neitihcr Tlrap nor Garr\. tdared move for fear of aud
lien llittalb.- in the passage befo~re them.
**W'ill ys~~u rtrike a licht. sellor?" asked the girl
a1- hrj feir about in the drk~lness and located her
ca-nip~anion. **I kinol nrit in! what direction the tun-
nel w~inls."
Ganrry) felt abrralr his c~lothes and producedl his
fliii and stteel. Behilnd the stoine remnpart of their
prison the thunder grumbled and erolelld incessant-
l7-
"I Iannot.!" e aspetd the Scotsman, and a sudden
fear awa~iled him. "I can do nought but prod~ulce
the -par~k. See--the tow is wet and will not ig-


C~HAPTER NINE

THE: STOIRM

DARKiNESS D hlin andr the hcnay clos~eness of the night made
thie exellion ..f running intuleralble She stopped be-
sidec~ a buh in the garden,: a ush whose massj she
cnoold notl vs.. but whbose thickl Ismbed branochs
held her panting body erect as Phe co:llapced against
ir. and whlose bleassnms gave lortis a
Debindl !er torc~lhel eleamed in the darkness.
pollu1E at timiei as broad sheets of lightning swept
Lar. s thet Holid-Slt udlied Sky?, b)ut ever coming near-
er. A -s~h tllhoked hler as :-he swaye~d against the
enotle sulppol rtf the flowe~ring bush and. her great
(-air lending -trengtLh !o her bruiised and tired body,
she iashedit madly rewardi where. In1 the infinitesimal
timne during nhellh a flash I:f lightning lasted. she had
areen thle ourline4 of. a ICa.
ILaw vinie iaueht her anklr-s and tripped her,
blltt the isprang rn. her feet. A tho~rny- bush cllung to


OnU a SmaQ I rl~l woden bill, some three leagues from
Elle Capital, the wrayr'laers rested that afternjoon and
from this rwantage-point they wnatchedl the suin sink to
lesr tai.Ir beond the muoutains of Barbonoa. As the
dark~ness jerled, and thiick, evil-looking clouids pour-
ed ovetr the distant bills behind rhem. Punad became
nervoulr ansi resti\-e. and ber eyecs kerpt turinoig back
tow\rardl the puipling mej~untain,
**Thinker- thou that a ;torm brews?"' asked
Garry? aS; a il-tant peal of tbuuder broke the sultry
rilence ofi the heated air.
Puna nodlded her head andi then, as a sudden
stab of` Ilchtning leaped from~ peak to peak. she
Giiar~ie her hiead in Trap's bosomi When she raised
It again she sp~oket direc~tly to Ga3rry
nWe muist leave thiA bill." be said, aud her
widel eyesJ L'nlcedl bailk towa~ird the reassy thunder.
cl:udi "We could nrit Ii\ve in tlly exposed place
wrect thle hurr'~;ican to Ovel'rtke us here. We't must
miake forr the- c~ir'"
Far beloww them, ndll miles away. tw~inkled the
light, of the Capital. The night w~as already dark
andr it pr~:romised tol be Srvgian befol~re long At Pluna's
eainnew sugg-tio~n they' continued thieir journey~ in
the tiireasoni oft the cilv and. rbi'ree hea~r s water they
lEft' the platcnau wherleln rbe.1 had been temporarily
eurampedr. the f'ull fury at the hulrricane burst upon
them anti they) cllweredc in thle lee of' a Ilarge rock i
iuntil its iniitia: fury\ shoauldl have seut itsrlf.
They were but a ehortl distance frjom the citr
nalls w\hen the storm overrjlio them. but it w~as
near dlawn before the bedtraggled and half-drowneod
molrtal dually rearchd rhe massive fortleilittons. lu
thle insessant rlare nf rhe lig-htning- Puna fovunld the
spotr, belong one of [be hastio~n;, whis b she sought
Nr. Poldierr ..halillengd thlem asr thle?- alkedl below
the wajll<. an ti(e irr~unld d sentr!-box. wh-icrh jutted
fro:m the w~all immecdiatelg over the sport where Puna
rinallyv Iausedl. wa~s deserlted No~ man br\ing wold ilt
\-oluntaril? rale the fui)y oft tbat tempesr. andi in
the ruard-housesP the awe-d Spanish soldiery listened
to the howr\l ntf tbe elemenits
The gir~l tcll about the face of the inasne?nlry h
explori.ng tinjg.-r anld her lompalrnion watched her.
actions clinlounty The forces ..~ thle calr w~as such
that Gasrry! hall t.. bra-e ble body a against Puna's so
tha9t she might! not bet blownl awayB!. and Trap, lean-
mes a-ains~t hi-- musketr. held tiight to her unlon upied
arm
**The maid mullt be mistaken." -hiinted~ Garry
to~ Tlrap,1 hiis moulth prF~e ed close against the othelr'f
eaI. ""There he nol operning hiele that a mosus would

Tiap poi;n!ed hi han~d anninst the wind so that


turned a deaf ear and1, wirt duaLbedL faces, they le-
garded one another io miserable idi compoulce.
Trap's lov~e ulur the little sa\nget could not be
disguised and Puna. reading his tbourghts, made him
her abject lave. On the third night of' theni journey,
Trap bad endeavoured to placet a tremlblling a'm
about her eleeping body'. but he was r~ewharded with
a resounding slap on the rar that made that blush-
Ing miembei tingle and w~bich caused Gaurry to
tbuckle amus~edly te, bimself'. But on this tbe sev-
enth uight of miller wandering. Puna had snuggled
close into Trap's delighted embrace and bad~ rested
her trustiug head upon his shoulder. Heute the
Sman's diidualination to remove thr weight from hiis
numbed Arm though. from the shoulder down,. there
was no life In tbat member.
Whecn the paliug sky betlokened the apprvoath of
dawni. Puna stirred an~d sat up. Trap gentl? turned
so that his deadened arm w~as hlownly draggedj toward
him and, aftes vigorous manipulation, during which
Puna stared at him w~ith qluestionly~ eyes, the mian
fell the warn: flow' of bliiod tingling in his fineers
and be smiled inito the maiden's dimly-seen faie.
**P'una,' he ahispelred, and be Jok'ingl stroked
the girl's hand Garry Griaeme sighed, half-tulued,
and his steady breathing showed that he Ilept si:und-
ly
'*Puna! again entreated Trap, and he indicated
with ioutspread ur~ms thiat he w~ished the girl again
to lay her head upon i Bbleshulldel. Punas smiled
genity~, but she didl not resier when the mian racsch-
ed uip and dlere her warm little bo.dy' close to his.
'*Puna. I lovse thiee!'
The maiden said no worrd. but her arm crept
up until it encirled the man'? necik and she soug-
gled evenl closer to his yearn'ing bod?. Against his
neck her lips rested,. and her hot breath intolicated
Use happy? muan. Thius tbey lay when, anl hour later.
Garry sat uIp and looked under~staudingly uponu them,
arid he sm~iledl and genltly- n1udged his sileeping hench.

..Bestir thyself. Trap,." he tried ''Thie day is
far advainied anid we have a long jo~urne?' ahead of
us Gojdnodr-morrow Puna." he said. as thle Birl tur'n-
ed pleepy! t!yes u~on himt. ''Thou haist pramised
that this knight wer will setr fot within the cluntin--s
of Santo Dom~ningo."
Thle Firl smiled and theni leaped swift!ly to her
feet. InI a -trraml nearby she lavedl her face and
then, aidedl I.I? thle ado~ring Trap. she set about pre-
Sparing b~reakfast. The thrcEe travellers lived on the
country. In1 that landi of plenty! was no lark- of~ fcd
arid. so Ir~nu as the ubiyuirnuss plantain and banana
failed themn nlot. there waes no nliasil..nl fear worry
.11~ as o here their next meal -as to- c-lome torn,. On
the low. plateau upon which they were enramiped
was food in plenty and. beflore the sun had tipped
the eaererln mountains with purple, they\ were on
their war
Past the ancient ruin of Buenarentura. wuhern
Barthonlomew C'olumbius bad established a fortirled
post. tbe little par~ty cauriolu41y made its war. These
ruins had, afo~retime. sheliercd a particularly rillain
ous banld of thieves anid ro~bber~s anld, tllush~ the
bones of the bripands; who~ hadi (I).nc inlfeted it were
as whilP andl bleachled as the Miattered fragments
of walls w~hich reflectecd balck rhe Flare of the sun.
the Indrian! maiden bresatheil a sie~h I-f relief onuly
when the plalr e adl bren left far behind.





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and tore her clothingp, and she desperately wvrenihed
herself free and, as she half' turned, it seemed that
her pursues were close behind her~. In hopeless
despair shebr lunged forward intoj the darkness-her
head lame in violent contact w~ith the solid stone
wall and she sank, whbimpering softly, into uncon-

Andi oer the silent city the swift-fying acud
spread like the mobile vanguard of a ravishing army.
The deadily silence was unbroken save for the slam-
ming of a stor'm shutter and the nervous chatter of
the apprehensive sentries who advanced reluctantly
through the garden The Ilghtuing was closer' now
and the swift flash of the darting bolt was followed
qulckLY by the crashing turbulence of the t1unlder.
Earth and all things living cringed in a dreadful
silence follow-ing each ebullition of the storm-God's
wrath-and then, from the burricane-sweptt reaches
of the distant forest, sounded a horrible s-ibilance -
a giant s whisper, which momlentarilr grew in vol-
ume. Joan ,opened her ey-es and gazed wvonderingly
up into- the torch-lighted countenances shicb were
bending ovrc her and, as she rose to her feet, sup-
ported by thle srirong arms of' a sy'mpathetic soldier,
abe nswaed with dizziness si:. that the frightened
Spaniards, tbeir ears attuned to the menace oft the
rapidly' approaching hurricane. burr~iedtY lifted her
up and c-arried hier toward the lighted door from
whleb size had a f~ewv moments before made her
es a pe
The whisper rose in shrilling crescendo to a
scream: thet se~ream dieepned to a wailing sbriek
and, with a pandemonium of wind, rain and noise,
the strength of the eyelune bure~r full upon them.
Joan's t,rpid scnsibilitiew wr~tle roused by the
dasrh of the beating rain against her face. and such
was the force o-f the wind rhat Phe nearly straneled
as the three soldiers who bore her reward the build-
ing were orverthrow'n by? the focrc~e oft the storm's be.
giruiing. It was a badly bruised and battered quar-
tette w\ho finally dragged their drenched bodies
through the open doorway and, though (be hurricane
shoork the solid edle~e with the sullen strength of
an earthquake, the four gasping creatures felt an
immeasurable sense of security behind thle thick
stone walls of the ancient building.
Hurrying figures scurried down the long hall.
their torches flick~ering fitfully in the blast thiat blew
through the open doorway. and ahead of the torch-
bearers stride Peiialva, his curious cePe regarding
(be bedraggled figure of the woman who had fled to
escape thle wrath of his consort. The Governor was
still drulnk. as was evinced by the manner in which


to (tlae ~etiswhi omd cpure de h dr l
not he hieard! above the roar of the tempest out-
side.
W~ith an oatb Pefaal\a repeated his command but,
though his lIDp moverd anid his face crew apoplectiic,
ni, sound could be heard above the clamour from
without. He grasped the collar of the unfortunate
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'>or back. lie -mel:e the poor wretch with ail his
L ree so that the r-oldier tell, witlihing, to the stone-
flagged Ipavement of tbe; big hall
"Lile thlere, r.at rion!"' sCrb~amed Pen~alva, un.
heard, to, the groaning -,ldier "~When I command
that thou ieloSesr the door thou'It. not wait to hear
my order reperared !'
And. as though his voice had carried to the
screaming elements, and the)-, through apprehensive
pity of the white-faced soldiers who stared trembling
at their master, hastened to obey his will-a back-
ward gust from within the building slammed the
great door to, and Peflalva s angry volve coluldd be
beard in the compnaraive quiet which resulted.
This was indeed a different Pefialva to the one
w~hom Joan bad visualis-ed through his early- c~our-
tesy and consideration to her, and she shuddered
as shte looked from the bestial face of the angry



day when Joan had expressed tier surprised opinion
of the Governor's co~urresy, and the thought of the
faithful creature of her own sex, who could at least
comfort her in this hour~ of agony and dread. in-
stilled in her a great longing for her company. and
the groaned her name aloud.
PehalVa looked Icuriousl! at the girl as she




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crouched dumblty against the wall, her breast heav-
a~ natir the iurensit) ofI her emonousJ and the
natuial reaction from her struggle against the force
of the storm. Upon her brow a purple miark stood
ou! Il\-idly-asud Qhe mechlameally pressed her tremb-
lin= dlngers tn rthe bpor whichb had been bruised
whein she had I*(.lidrd with the wall.
"'Tii a small blcmi--b, little love-bard," grunted
PI-ralia in his nlallve rougue as he observed the
action. BDut 'twill not sprlll the beauty of y\our
bodyl~ f:rl me. .our Javerr."
,Joan undi-rstood not thle meaning of the words,
I.lut the to~ne in w-hich they w~ere uttered, the lascivi-
Ilus look w~hic~h w\as bestowed upon her, and the nery-
ous grins uplon the faces of the respectfrul soldiers
toild her of' their signlincasncer. and she shivered.
"Thoiu'rr iold," continued the Governor, advane-
ifin unlcertainlyv toward her, and he placed a pro-
p lr t ol~ h a n d b u o qh r rsh a l od e r t a hdn t ho r i


The girl shrank back against the wall, and she
looked with aversion apon the heavily riged fingers
which clutcbed her bruised shoulder. But though
.5be endeavoure~d to, protest, her lipsi nould not form
the w~ords she w-ished to utter, nor would the man
hbefre herI have understood their import had she
been able to speaki.
''nWhat! Thou it not come w~illinllb!r" cried Peil-
Hlra. --Then thou'kl come by force, forsooth! Go-
mrer--Rrdriguez! Seize that woman and bear her

An the """esisting girl wacs propelled, stumbling
along the hall and up the broad stairs, her puny
strength availing her nothing against that of the two
sokiier~s who supported her. Behind her the grin-
ning governor followed and, in his footsteps. the rg
mainlder of the men on guard who carried the Un-
c-onsciouse hljm ofl the man wvho hard incurred :PefI-
alva's dlispleasure.
A door was thrown open and Joan was shoved
into the room. She staggered a pace and sank to
her knees but before she could rise to her feet the
door behind her was slammed to and she knew,
without turningr her head, that PehZalva stood leering
s.:. thou raesirest not my attentions, little spilt-
cat," he purred. ''Thou wouldst run from thy bene-
factor without repaying him for. his kindness to
thee? I ml-uld not bear to think thee aan ingrate,
clutrida. WPit shew\ thy gralitude to me nows'
Julan Ien\rled her face w~ith her hands. The Gov-
ernor asi-dressed her in Spanish, but she had been
a fool hall shte not undrlctiood his meaning. The
"'aansd aitm enciriled her bowed shoulders--andl she
"Ho, ho!" laughed Pefialva viciously. "Thou'rt
ziill full of lIght. mny beauty! I had thought that
rPerhasps Addle-
The building shook to the roar of the wind,
and the mulfled boom of thunder dnanoed his votce
sor a mornean
"Ads"r-l-Adl~le-"- muttered Pefitalva, and his
bloodshot eyes nabrowe ~iri~rn l mn bd ten

ted his teeth as he thought on howK supineir he
had slunk from her outraged presenrce what time
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running up, and Llonel spun round. The ro~pe was
already untied The man shouted "stoip!" but paused
suddenly in his tracks. Faroley was standing
straight with something in his rightl haud.
"You have no right to stop me."' he snapped
out, though in a modulated voice, "and you can
tell your police cobiles tba!. But don't stir. The
slightest move you maeke. yoiu get a bullet through
you. You too, Crrace! Don .t scream or anything of
the sor~t I am in deadly Earnest."
A swift glauce at the launch, and be had mras-
ured the distance he bad to jump. He landed easily
in it. He manipulated a lever and the boat an-
swiered to the impulse: in a few seconds it was
putting out to sea. Then the man on the pier broke
into a run towards the main building of the hotel
and feverishly demanded toi be connected at once by
telephone with Police Headqu~arters. He called out
his message: Parnley was escaping by motor launch,
eoing towards Port Royval. That done. he set out in
a taRi frII the stationu in Heywood Street at a speed
that shattered the regulations.
The new's spread like a courfagration through the
barel There was aa rushing abour the corridors, a
Light of people down the stairs; in a few minutes
the pier, was crowded with clamouring., gesticulat-
ing gutsts. auxious to know .lust what had happened.
But though they stared in the direction which the
launch w~ai believed to have taken, they could see
nothing. The darkness was on the face of the wat-
ers.
As joon as the detective's message had been re.
c~eived at the Hrywood Street Station, the Harbour
Master had been communicated with and, as quickly
as it could be done. his launch had been put off in
pursuit of the fugfitie. But everyone knew that the
search would be fruitless Befojre the Harbour Mas-
ter'sr launch Could move Farnley must have passed
Port Royal and got right into the open sea. Who
could follow him after that? He had thought out
the porssibility of deteerion long before and arranged
for his esclape. He had been successful.

It was a week after. Not a word had been heard
of Lionel Farnley since his clever getaway, and even
tbe legislar..rs of the country, who invariably know
what ought to be done by everybody else in all cir-
ilumstane. but who themselves seemed to be quite
falllble when handling any situation of their own.
did not come forward to say that the police should
have prevented Farnley~ from getting away. It was
admitted rhat they could not have seized his launch,
since he was only a remande~d prisooner on bail, and


the laun~h w-as quire clearly his property. The most
they could do (secretly) was to watch him and this
was done; but their man did not choose to be shot.
And that he would have been shot had he attempted
to stop Farnlegr on that memorable evening, no one
doubted for a moment.
So a week bad gone by, and now Mr. Wentmore
realising that something should be done to set the
mind of~ sociely a t ease. was giving an afternoon
part?. He had loist two hundred and fifty pounds by
Farnley"< flight. but i! behaved a man of' his position
10 show that that was a mere trifle and not to be
considered Among the serious events of lifei Never
would it do for the world to say that Edward W~ent-
more did not keep thle flag flying in moments of
supremlest stlirma and strebs
Inspecto~r M'ight ase one .:.f his guests,
**And ?o:u have noI new~s of that young fellow,
eh?" asked M~r. Pugeley "You k~now. I alw~a? had a
feeling that be w-as a scoundrel."
"You managed to conceal it very successfully,
then," said Inspector Might. "You seemed to be very
fonld of him."'
**Pure kindnesss" protested Mlr. Pugeley. "I never
bit a fellow c-reature when he is down."
**But he wasn't down." Grace pointed out. "And
there is a lot about him that I have never been
able to puzzle out. Whyg did he do these things, and
bown''"
"And how did Inspector Might come to Buspect
him'"" guphed Mrs. Chisholm. "But I remember that
when Fandor and Juvee-they were the detectives in
Fantomas--went into the banker's room, they felt
that there was something wrong at once. They never
explained what it was, though; they just had that
feeling Did yoru hav~e a feeling, Mlr. Mightt"
"[ had many feelings," replied Inspector Mlight,
"but none of the Fantomas or the Kruschen descrip-
tion.
''Can't. you rell urs how you trackled down Farn-
ley?" said Mlr. W'entmore; "I suppose you can now?"
''I suppose so. for we are never going to see him
again. I am sure YES; I don't see any harm In tell-
ing yoru."' said Mlight.
"'You will remember that from the first I thought
that this banditry, when it began, had behind it a
master mind--"
"'Lik~e Fantomas," breathed Mlrs C'htsholm.
**Like somiething in real life and not in a moving
picture." said the Inspector firmly. "I felt that a
gang or' something lik-e tbat had been organised by a
criminal from the outside. Our own people here
reform prodigies of valour upon a bunch of bananas


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laughed Lionel. **Yet Weeping himself was diiaguised.
I wonder if he is a handit.'
''Well!" cried out Mlrs. Obtsholm1. quivering with
excitement ''Perhaps, who is to tell---
"No; I would not suggest that," smiled FarnleS.
"M~eanwhile," said Mr. W'entmure. "gou are a
man on bail. It is internally annoying and humiliat-
ing a
''But, we will stick by~ you,"' asseverated Mbr. Pugs-
ley. "We know it is all right, and this time the
police have bitten off more than they can chew. They
are going to hear more about it, I can tell you."
It was getting past six o'clock and the dusk was
heavy. Farnley, in spite of the effort he made to
heep his spirits up, was looking pale and dragged, as
would any man who had passed through his recent
experiences. But he mentioned casually to a couple
of the younger men that he would like them to
come down at about eight that evening to have din-
ner with him: ''If you don t mind dining with one
whom the Dollee consider a criminal," he laughed.
The others laughed also and promised tu be
down. This was the signal for the breaking up of the
party. Those who lived in the hotel went up to
their roomse to dreal for. dinner., Lionel along ~ith
them. Grace remained behind, thinking. Lionel
took the whole affair splendidly. she thought, but,
after all, it was not ended yet. He had still to clear
himself. .And surely. the police must believe they had
something against him or they~ would not have dared
to act as they had done.
W~ha~t was to be the outcome of it all?
She had slowly strolled down to the botel pier.
A tall black man with a stick was lounging about;
the guests bad all disappeared to make ready for
dinner She sat dow~n in oine of the easy chairs on
the pier to think, Tdly she let her eges wander to
where, moored to the left hand side of the pier,
Lionel's motor launch lay as it had done on the day
she had inspected it. Its caretaker had evidently
gone off for a whhle. She wondered if he had been
taking good care of it.
There was a quiche step behind her; a step she
thought she knew. She turned her head.
"W'hy, Lionel!" she cried; but Faroley did not
answer. He went straight on and in a moment waB
busy unting the rope that kept the launch in its
place.
As he worked rapidly the tall black man came


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penny bits in his Docket. We never get them But
a man sco~oping up money from the till of a shop
\roulld often get handfuls of such small change.
Doiubtle~s Farnlley passed a g~ood deal of it over to
his confederates, for he had a few But be made the
mistake of keeping some of tbe change for himself,
to~ tip with and so forth. He is a clever fellow, but
be did not foresee everything He never imagined
that I. for instance, would notice that he had far
micre small change about hiim than men in his posi-
Lino ever carried. or that it would occur to me to
wonu r l a epalw/cit Sl rma rkL Holmes!" cried Mlrs.
Chishlolm. adlmiringly.
..Don't mention it. my dear lady. Well. I began
to think rhat Mr. Farolev might do with a bit of
natlhinb, and Weeping thought so too. W'eepinB
made up his mind to do some of that watching him-
sel."
s."nWatching and weeping. eh?" laughed Mr. Pugs-
ley heavily: "there is a poem about that somewhere.

M~ighr~e itor a tue. he wo be an toa sudinspect i
e\ents that had taken place lately. One was the rob
hery of Mlr. W'entmore. It was clearly done by some-
body who knew a goond deal about the house. Mlr.
We'ntmo'e wras rung up at a time when there would
be nobody in his library; while he was speaking at
the telephone he was attacked from behind. He was
attacked by masked men; he really never saw his
assailant "
''But if it had been Farnley I should bsve known
hill \oicer."' lrI. W'entmore pointed out. "You forget
that."
uDid Mrs. Marshall know hit voice when he
spoke to her as Mirss Mlittchem?" quietly asked In-
spector Mlight.


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at midnight!. anid dor not besitatP to attack the .vam
when it is ripe in the field But to robh o~n the high
4'ay in a great marnr car. and to: hlold up o n oie
in abroad daylisht-that h~a neveri been smongc rlir i
pernicious auccomplishments. Their dishonesty is ol'
a modest description. A pint of pease f'requlrenly
represents their idea of a successful felony.
"Tllar was my starting point I had to look for
a man o~f brain, a ctraniger or a comlparative' stran-
ger. I lo:kled--'
''And found the Gat~ernor'" exclaimied Mlr. Pugs.
le'.
"That,"' said Indpertorr Might.. with a mur~derjus
glance at Mlr Pugsley. "wass a little mistake. lis-
takes ntrur In the nest regulated families. They are
not usually refer red to in conversation "
"They`1T are ten too scandalous." suggested lrs.
Chishiilm.
""Sometimes."' said Pugsley, who had been drink.
Ing too much whisky. "the girls have to be sent
a ro deadly silence endured for a minute after
this. during which the younger ladies of the circle
looked as though they had been bor~n deaf and had
continued deaf through preference all these years.
Then Mlr. Mligbt continued.

could uboerpo si ly kanw Mal efe tem. Btheuountrdid
know, a young man with very plausible manners who
was fond of speaking about his friendship with
noblemen. who seemed to have any' amount of money'
who wanted to buy a property which he could never
find, and who was always making excursions into
the country to hunt for suich a property. At first I
did not suspect him. I did not give him a thought.
But he drew myv attention to him by his gibes at the
police, at the Force upon which the sun never sets,
If I may use that expression.,,
"Whyb does~ the sun never set on the police?"' ask-
ed Mr. Pugeley.
"Wh' arylthing. my dear sir? Can't a man use
a poetiir expression without being called upon to ex-
plain it. Must life be made unhearasble by perpetual
demands for explanations "
go n.i~eP yocur pardojn s aid Mrl. Pugsley: "please

Weep nae yr~is d ame. o m always essneehiing at
him angrily. Then one day I found myself asking
myself, who is Farnley. W~hat is he. Fromt that
day I he as t c at igatrttentbion to bi y ocu-

red, and had occurred, when he was out of Kingston.
That might of course. be a mere coinciden~e, but it

wharspan ,".naturq11jentby wat i .goilkI wits c
Bulted W'eeping and we both agreed that the occur-
rences were at least striking. mTheen Fardnoev sent
special mission here spend money like that, for a
short time, but not habitually as he did."
"I Ijnce knew a man," began M~r. Pugsley', but ~lur
Might said firmly. "No doubt you did," and went on
with his tale
''Farnleyv claimed to be well off. but the cash
slipped through ble fingers far too easil?. It seemed
to me to~ be a case of easy come. easy go. His tips
to the bell boys at the hotel were lavish. And I
observed more than once that they were in very
small silver change.
"That meant sometbing to me. None of us goes
about with a large number of threepenny and six-


"'By Jove!"
"Qit ..o. YO....... ..san .co., .v.ery....e
one. and could disguise his voice when he wished
Now, this is my~ theory. He guessed what was the
best hour to have you called up on the telephone.
One of his accomplice was probably hiding in the
room wrhen you went in. Faruley knew that no one
w-ouldl miss him from among the guests for a few
mirrutes; he slipped out, put on a mask--he must
have hadl it in his pocket all the time~ud then
attacked, blindfolded you and robbed you. It was
all1 a matter of a few minutes Y'ou were too
sc~ared--"
--I was nvt scared,"' protested Mr. Wentmore. "I
retained my' presence of aind all the time. If I
hadn't slipped--"
..He would have seen to It that you did slip,"
asserted M~ight. "'He took the money out of the safe,
left the room with the man who had surreptitiously
come in, and sent the man quickly and quietly away,
Hhe pjind te rguests-nthat was eas to do, since
discovered, his confederate was already back in King-
sron. It we had searched everyone on the spot we
should have found damaging evidence of his guilt
on him. But he knew that you would never consent
ro insult yoindguestsinatnhatnway.thuh"sadMs

Chisholm.
"-They wouldd" said Inspector M~ight. "but ladies
and gentlemen don't have their guests searched by
the police, especially when they believe that they
have been robbed by outsiders.
..The more I thought of the case here, then, the
more it seemed to me to be the deed of a man with
brain and audacity who was working from the in-
side. Now MrI. W'entmo~re has no sons-"
--What's that? Are rou suggesting. Might, that
any son of mine could have stooped to be a bandit!"'
"O~r nephews," continued the Inspector, "and of
courjce if he had they would all be above banditry.
No other man was I~ving in the house with him.
And he could not possibly have tied up himself. So
the deed was probably done by a friend or an ac-
rluaintance, one of the guests of that night, in abort.
Ilur. Pugsley--"
Mr. u eprecale gu prsonal allusions," declared
--lur. Pug-sley w~ill, I tbink. agree that my de-
ductions, so far, were sound "
"'Admnirable. my dear fellow, I couldn't have de-
duced them better my\self."
"'Thank you." said the Inspector.
wenThere' h~l~ brhe enspb at work Mlr.h Might
example. That of course was of great assistance to
Farnitant Thcir acts asvre hiracs gnnto pen k

rended to confuse the police, in spite of the latter's
elear perception and masterly methods in dealing
with all crime of a simple and childlike nature. But
there waR something about the really big robberies
that W~eepina and I had noticed; indeed, the Inspec-
tor General had also called It to our attention. It
was this: no murder, no actual deed of violence.
ever ar'companied them. There were threars with
ievolverls. pies biut the threats never materillised inito
adural wounding or anything of that sort. Why~? It
may be that violence was not necessary. It may be
that these Darticular bandits, the bigger ones. were
humane It may also be that the head of them real-
iced that while a community may be slow to hunt-


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ing down a mere thief, the murderer or potential
murderer has very little chance of escape. The hor-
ror aroused by his act is a stimulus to everyone to
bring him to punishment. Theft may remain con-
coaled, but murder will out."
"You know, I have read that somewhere." ex-
claimed Mr. Pugsley, with the air of a man sudden.
ly astonished at his own erudition.
L.No doubt; it is frequently quoted in the
Glea92er"' said MIr. Might. "Anyhow, the big thieves
did not wound or murder. And I remember when, at
the Liguanea Club one afternoon, I told the tale of
the: murder of the East Indian at August Town, Farn-
ley went white as a sheet and was almost stunned.
Now,' why should he show more emotion than any-
body else? I asked myself that question; I realised
that he was afraid. He knew, he said, that the men
who had skilled were fools, for they could not hope to
escape. I think he then felt that his own time of im-
munity might be c~oming to a close, alace the police
would be more ruthless in their hunt for the bandits
than ever before. It was immediately after that that
he ordered his motor launch by cable from America.
The tw~o incidenLB fit inl ver'y well.
''Before this murder occurred, the Attorney Gen-
eral asked me one day if I kn~ew when a Miss Mlitch-
em, who had recently been stopped on the road and
robbed by bandit, had come to Jamaica. He men-
tioned that he had been asked and had said he could
."'.4 out. Farnley, who had asked him, however,
turned the conversation rather quickly; the A. G.
had noti-ced that, thoulgh he didn't attach any par-


tic~ular significance to it. Still, he had noticed it.
Faroley. had again made a mistake. He put his ques-
tion as if' to show some ordinary interest in an ec-
centric woman, but the moment he heard that the
time of her arrival could be known-that, in a word,
she could be traced--he wanted the subject to be
forgotten. And to the Attorney General, who is ne-
customed to dealing with witnesses in a witness-box,
he showed his feeling, even if but slightly. That
tended to lix the question in the At\torney General's
mind; otherwise be might have forgotten it. He
mentioned it to me. Farnley had blundered--very
slightly, it must have seemed to him. But. it was not
a small blunder. For Weeping went to work and
looked up all the records of first-class passengers who
hadl arrived here during the past few months. And
there was no woman named Mitchem among them.
Then, who was she and where had she come from?
"W~eeping and I talked it over. It was W~eeping
who wondered whether this woman, in whom Farnley
seemed to be interested, was ever in Kingston when
Farnley was. That *=uggestion started a new train of
thought. Weeping made some discreet enquiries. He
found that, so far as could be discovered, the two or
them had never been in the same hotel at the same
Lime. Y'et Farnley bad said he had met Muiss Mitch-
em in Montego Bay. At what place?
"W'e determined to watch the movements of Miss
Mitchem as well as those of Farnley. We soon dis-
lovered that Miss Mitchem had a way of appearing
sulddenly- out of nowhere, just as she had apparently
appeared in Jamaica. And she wore very heavy


dar~k glasses, which completely concealed her eyes,
and talked with an acute accent, and her hands were
generally dirty. We both knew that Faroley was a
very clever actor; we had seen him gibing at the
police in Cream and Chocolates. We had also seen
Mr. Cumpidlon show us how a man could act like a
woman and be mistaken for one. The truth began
to dawn upon us.
"The newspapers thought we were merely going
often to the obeatre to enjoy ourselves. As a matter
of fact we were studying Mr. Farnley as an actor.
Our suspicions once aroused, we wanted to know as
much about him as possible. The police--"
"'Do you really wear spurs when you drive about
in a motor car, Might?" suddenly asked Mr. Pugeley,
whose thirst for unnecessary information seemed to
be unquenchable at that moment. His ordinary thirst
also appeared to be unquenchable, for he had steadily
been imbibing whisky and soda during the long nar-
tIation of Inspector Might.
'.Have you ever heard of a pamphlet published in
the time of Oliver Cromwell, Mr. Pugeley', and en-
titled 'Killing No Mlurder'?" asked Inspector Might.
Everybody laughed, and Mr. Pugsley loudest of
all. He seemed to think that he had made an exr-
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The Inspector continued.
"Farnley now imported a motor launch, import-
ed it by cable, and I knew that he kept it, supplied
with necessaries for a voyage--plenty of gasoline,
water, some food. That he could manipulate it him-
self I had no floubt. It was quite apparent that he
was a very versatile man; you have an illustration
of this in the fact that when he impersonated a wo-
man botanist he could, it discovered, claim that he
was only partly~ masquerading, for he does know


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11ke that want to become a thief ? He could have
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brains of others, and beat them; he la lucredibly con-
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bandit; he would suggest, of course, that any of us
might be, but It is quite clear now obat he was re-
ferring to himself and laughing all the while at our
obtuseness. But, in spite of our spur, the police
are not so obtuse as the outsider might I~ke to be-
lieve. We are spurred on, so to speak, by our spurs.
Do you get that, Mr. Pugeley?"
**Something of the sort is to be found in Shake-
epeare," said Mr. Pugsley eruditely.
"'Shakespeare got it from mle, then," commented
the Inspector; and continued.
"Farnley gave it out one afternoon that be was
going on a tour, to look for the property he never
was able to find. Mlrs. Marshall was going by the
other route. This was the chance we had been wait-
Ing for. Weeping. disguised, and accompanied by a
detective, followed Farnley within a few hours of hia
departure; in the meantime telegrams had been des-
patched to all the police stations east and north to
watch for a car driven by a white man of such and
such an appearance. The lookout was kept, and so
Weeping was easily able to keep in touch with Farn-
ley. But accidents will happen; a blow-out delayed
Weeping's car between St. Thomas and Portland, and
when Weeping got to Port Antonio Farnley had dis-
appeared.
"We know now what had happened. Farnley
had put his own car out of commission, then had
called at, a small garage and left it there, saying that
he would find some other means of completing his
journey W'hat he evidently did was this: he joined
a confederate who was waiting for him, and he jolu-
ed that confederate as Miss Mlitchem. You see? The
men at the several police stations would not be watch-
ing for a small car with a woman and what looked
like her chauffeur; they simply reported that Parn-
ley had not passed along their road. Weeping now
had to search, enquire. guess. All that occupied
time. Then be learnt about Faroley's car. But by
this Farnlegv was far away, and the next thing we
heard of was the robbery in Westmoreland.
**Parnle had again banged into man's attire-
he carried his actor's paraphernalia about with him;
we have some of it now--and a quick ebange at a
secluded spot was always possible.
"Weeping bad no doubt as to who had committed
this last act of banditry\ He made investigations,


keeping blmeelf unknown, then set out again in pur-
euit, but this time with nothing to guide him. But
he remembered that Mliss Mlitchem was reported to
be in the habit of' dropping in at Mlontego Bay. Per
haps the trail might be picked up there. He went to
Mol:nlego Bay. to hear that Mliss Mlitchem, whose ap-
pearranc~e was striking enough to be noted, had passed
through the town after having eaten something at
one of' tbe hotels there. He recalled that Mlrs. Mlar-
shall had been staying at Mdontego Bay also, and,
pretending that be had some message for her, was
informed that she had started out for Kingston that
day. What he wanted to do was to find out, it poe
sible, if Grace had heard anything about Lionel
Farnle) or ev'en Mliss Mitchem. Anything now might
help.
.'Farnley, whether or not still disguised as Miss
Mlitihemi. undoubtedly had with him the money be
had lately stolen, and there would probably be other
incriminating evidence in his car or on his person.
The thing to do would be to catch him before he
ero to Kingston and could conceal these articles
w\ee~ping pushed on, know~ing that it would be a1
tern chase. And now fortune, which had been
Against him for some time, turned in his favour
M~iss Mitchem'ss car broke down.
--1 am still wondering," the Inspector went on
rsaectively, "whether the car really broke down or
w~as purposely damaged by Farnley. You see, be
knewr that Grace bad no suspicion of his identity
and that it would suit him as Miss Mitchem to come
into Kinogston in her company. It might seem as it
they w~ere friends. And there was8 always the bar-
rier to pass three miles west of the city. Farnley
flid not imagine that he was being pursued; but if he
coulld comrr into Kingston that night with Grace, he
would be able, as Miss Mitchem. to run out the next
mocrning very- early In somle old car provided by one
oP his c~onfederates there, get to the garage where he
had left his ow~n car--be would then be dressed as
himself-take it, go about the country a little longer.
anid then come into Kingston quietly.'
"But he was running a tremendous risk." ex
chimined Mri Wentmore.
"Y'es, if he were suspected; which he did not be-
lieve But otherwise, where was the great risk? If
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''Anybordy else would have made such a mistake,"
sid the Inspe etrconsnolibgy imFa oleymhasemixed
so~metbing else. W'hen we~ began to suspect him here,
.e sent a c-able to~ England describing him and ask-
ing for inoromation about him. A day or two after
that w~e gotr a photrograph of him which appeared in
thle GllenrrlI I in which paper he was, spoken of as one
~...t rhe I:hief actors in Cream and Choculates). On this
occlaslon the Gleanrer photograph did not represent
something like a tornado in a tempe~r, but was really
quite good--"
'*The Gleanetr~ pho:tographs are always quite
go~od." interrulptedr MRI. Pugaley. He was a large
sharebolder in the paper and did not think thart &
snesccssful money-making organisation should ever be
spoken of save in terms of the deepest respect.
"This one, then, was particularly so," said Mr.
Might, who was too happy at the moment to wisth
to argue. "We sent that photograph on to Scotlnd
Yard. They linew Farnter there. Nothing had ac-
tually been proved against him, but he had been
mixed up in some shady transactions aend he was a
man on whom the London police kept an eye. The de-
tails we got about him would have helped to convict
him here; at the least they showed that he was a
suspicious character. But he did know' some quite
good people in London."
"And was proud of it," said Gratce. "What a
failure, after all, he is."
"H~e seemed to have succeeded pretty well in Ja-
maica," said Mr. Wentmore tholughtfully~. "My loss
has been his gain."
"Don't worry about it, Wrentmore," advised Mr.
Purgeley with great cheerfulness, "it will all come
out in the wash!"
"How Much have you lost, Pugsley?" asked Mr.
Wen',tmore.
"Me. Nothing, my boy."
"Quite so; that explains your great content."
THE END.


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**WeRll' exclaimed Mrs. Chisholm: "there was
no lthn Is k relie s k~nno 'ht"said Mr. Mligtt.

.But loo:k here. M~ight.'' observed M~r. Wientmore,
"you harve said that Farule.1 did not believe himself
-suspectedl. If that is so~, why did he get a motor
launl h toj rsrape in if' any difficulties arose?"
--He did not believe himself suspected just then,
but bie figred that sormething might at any mo-
ment occur to fasten suspicion on him. He made
all the calculations he could; but he could not. ta~e
evegrything into: consideration: no man can. That.
Is what bumbugged hlim. That is what humbugs
every. ruglue The mnlI in business, for instance'
makes mistakes. but often they can be remedied; he
hasn't any-thing to fear desperately, he can act, so
to Fpeaki. molre or lesi, in the open. But the rongue
has no time. and be must arrange for a quick escape
it' he c an The truth is that Farnley thoroughly
despised the Jamaica Police; thought we were all
dolls---
.'I must say--" began Mr. Pageley, but In-
specto~r Mlight was inexojrable. "Pleatse don't say it
now, Mr. Pugsley," he interrupted. "I should just
like to finish this remark. Fiarnley held us in too
low an estimation. It is a great mjintke, as has
heen -,aidl again and again, to despise your opponents.
You get burt that way."
--I nlme-t say--" .11r. Pugsle resumed where he
bad been forc~ibly cut off-"I must say that I think,
and hale alwa?R thought. most highly of the police.
The skill and ability with which they have handled
this bandfiryv hllsiness wins my warilmest admiration.
I drink to ?you. Might. I drink to you, my boy. I
d~sn't care whelcther you wear spurs or not. I look
upon spuirs a4 an ornament to a man's feet. They
set off~t thE pe~rfecliltlio of his heels: they shine and
sparkle and jingle most pleasantly. I am prepared
to argue that, without spurs, you could not have
done as werll as .you have done." r
'"Thanks." said M~ight. "It is awfully kind of
yout to say that, Mr. Pugsley."
"But--"
,,1 said Farnley had confederates," Mr. Might
went on hurriedly. "'One of Farnley's confederates
was captured this morning. There are three of them'
This man gives the whole show away.'
"WVell,'' said Mr. W'entmore, **the thin I most
reIret about this whrle business was that I was
ever so deceived as us~ havle a man like Farn.r)y ln my
bouse. How could I have made such a mistake?"


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(Continued flomi Page 85).
you go out of this city touring for a week; or so.
,especially if you are a comparative str~anger, who ~
notes yojur mov~ements? W'ho` watches to see wbere
you go and why you are here instead of there?
tl You come and go, and that is all about it; only if
you are being spied upon, or are so well known that
your movements are carefully commented upon, do
you need worry about close observation. A man like
Parnley-any~body-would know that as well as I.
Remember, too, Fardler has plenty of nerve. H, has
in him the makings of a great criminal. His advcn-
II tures here he probably\ regarded only as a pleasant
; tropical holiday.
Whether he planned the break-down of the car
ornot, It happened, ants that gave Weeirping his
chance. Weeping guessed whose was the car be saw
~;derelict on the roadeide. It had been raining. Weep-
ing observed that another car had stopped on the
road just there, for footprints leading from one to
another were distinctly. visible. Somewhere ahead,
he deduced, Miss Mlitebem had joined somebody else.
He pushed ahead. He was going to see who were in
that car, knowing that it would be stopped just be-
fore it entered Kingston. W'e had beeu watching very
closely for some days.
W'Chen G~ralce's car arrived at our tempo~rary
e station. it w~as stopped. And there was Mliss Mlitch-
't, (1 Grace merrily explimbrdiho ash ihn pice
f:ing w~as behind. He had had the telearaph onie
opened by the IMantego Bay Inspector that morning_
Sit was Sunday.v remember--and a special message
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the ordinary telegraphi operator but meant a great
deal to us. W'e were warned about Mliss Mitchem. I
jwas waiting for him to come up when talking to
Grale in the roadw~ay. and I was wondering w'hether,
Sif somerbing kept back W'eeping, I wouldn't arrest on
suspicion If we made a mistake the consequences
. would be serious; the police' name would be mud.
But we would have risked that. W'e have to take
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"Happilyr, W'eeping came up, and that insistent
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my wish anld my~ Icommrnud that youu bridle your
tongue!"
Astclestcpped hai k and her eyes narrowed as she
looked PetBlla in the face
""Th> 'little Orange blojssm.' forsoojth!" she al-
most~ screamed. "I wsill show the .lade that she cal-
lnot 6uppllant me in thine arfec~ticons. Let me go,
Bternaldinor!" sht jubbehl. -Let ru '
Pefaalvai Iaught her by the wrist! and twisted
It 'o that use; womiran spun around and fell to her
knees tacing him. The excruciating pain of' his tor-
turring grip iausedl her face to blanch. but her wild
eyves balerully~ regarded the silent En~glishwoman who
still crlluched against the wall.
--Thoiu art Icausing me grierous pain. Bcrnar-
dinu." moaned Ad4ele. **Please to unhand me that I
ma' drive this interlop~r awaya!"
"'Silence!" roared Pefaalva in a passion. ""Still
yolur unruly tongue or I'll break your wrist!"
He increased thle prlessurre upon the girl's arm
until she fell biack, her face contorted in agony.
--This Englishw~uman is no interloper!" be con.
tiniuetl. **Nor has she sought to thrust her atten-
tiions upon me~. On thle contrary, it was I who
brought her to thi roomu. muih agiain~t her wa'll
andl 11 was I w-hl-* sent fol )r yo. Adl le de Pencier,
that you might unterpret for. me as I tell this young
woman of' my ardent feeling towardl her.'-
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mistress writhing before him in agony was gratif.,
jugr tn P~dle'alia 9 war eo sal and drunken state of
mlind. He miidst repeur of his hardinuess later. but
l',,r the preSenlt, the desire to woulndl this helpless
c.reature. w\hosae every thought w-as of` him and who*
In her tianige wa'R, was faithflul ornts to him~. and
wyho Ilooked not upon another man .. this desire
was almost as great as the passionate urge to Dossess
himself of the other girl s fragile and delicate
bEa uty
Chou, Bernardino." she whimpered. clasping
lier baoisJ andl wriinging themi as she looked be-
seecihin"I.1 up intro tbe man's hardl face. "Tell me.
my lo\-et-my man-tbat thou dost not love this-
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Pcelsala sniaried contemptuously.
**Have done with your hyste-riial maunderings'"
he roughly c~ommanded. purposely addressing her in
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that this room is hers and that I will be most assidu-
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it with me."
"Ah, no, no, Bernatrdino, mine own'"' pleaded
Ad41e impassionedly. "'Do niot ask me to do this'
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Iair andl dragging her by main force toward the
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she had discovered Joan lblanvers struggling in his
arms.
"I will show her!" he whispered thickly~. drunk-
enly irritated that he should have been so bubmis-
give to the woman's feelings. "I will teach her to
spy upojn me!'" he mutterel.
He walked to the drjor andl unbolled it. In
answer to hiis stentorian shoutr a soldier hastily
answered him and hurried to, do, his master's bidding.
The man despatched upon his errand. Peflalva lean-
ed against the lintel and with ca~lculating eyes sur-
veyed the pallid figure of~ his vicurn as he waited
for Ad41~e !o appear. Joan's gaze; never lef't his face.
and the stupelled look of terror which filled her
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But Peialva hadl nought of pity\ in his heart
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the pirl's 'upple formr and found themi pleaR-

"Thou desirest sp~eec with me, Bernardino?"
asked a \'oicet fro~m the door-way, and Adfle die Pen-
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ed her eyes in terror as a (bunderclap more violent
than itq fellowas echoed boistero~urly from without
and she hurriedly crossed herself.
"I amt terrifiedl of !lhe storm, Bernardino!" she
gaspedi. erasping the man's arm. **Why didst thou
no~t let me rest.
"Yonl haveF been weeping." brusqluely stated the
Governor. shaking himself' from her crasp. This
wnman hall gloron sulddenlr distasteful to him, and
Ad41e., thro~ueh red rimmled ey'es, saw the look of
aversion withi whichb he was regarding her and she
pressed her hands against her bI~reast
**What isi it. Bernardinn?" she asked tremulousr.v.
"W'hat if' I bnve been weeping" Why dost tbnu look
at rue in that mannner?--Oh--!"
The ejaculation escaped her lips as she noticed
for the first firm that the Governo~r was not alone.
Instantly her dlemeanour changed anid her eyes blaz-
ed. The hands which had] beenl so suapliratingly
held against her breast. now doubled themselves and
her lips tightened as shie turned and faced Joan
IVanters.
"I thought yonu perished in the itorm!" she
cried, in English. her voie mountoina with her grow-
ing raee. "W'hat do you here? Have you aeain
been trying to take my Bernardinn from me?"
She started towsard the lowering Joan, who
buried her face in her hands. but Pehalva stepped
in froint of' the inf'uriated woman anid barred her
way.
**Do nor lay hands upon the girl!" he com-
manded brusquely. "Anud remember that it is my
desire that you moderate the tone of' your voice
whenl you address my little wild Orange-blossom I
know not what you may be saying (0 her, but it is

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bevio at all. andi 4o in lul2 be em
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Here ofi a-*.urser thi proipects in jos
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Engiish Inguage.~c ~,, an.)ile he Iiad
tiirainin; in English., he; knewa that a
the language cold univ Isomer lt~er are
than anid a liing riul. But hie bad but:
HE. ntLlered the Jama~ica Il. nrp busin~
ro, it andi he pll.5perred i l2 e
w~h *eeale eminbiJhnlllltl 01 Aff. Rober
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He was bjorn in Beiriir. Syria. in

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I iihly- ;Iffale ?'oung1 mn1:1 and Jlewiv\es
ha-4 !Ither-ltl achir\ved.


9$ he hniwed in assen! to? her unas
Tremb~llinS inl every limb, rbe girl accl
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Lftl to hiimself. the Goverior ~
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a blng~ riane he eazed out into~ the nil
<.1 ther burricane whiih made him gr~
ironi Ihr ~..f the w-indowi His .star
naughlt ..f thi 5Io1rm. anid the m.,is


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1930


cheeks was not wholly due to the rain which oc-
the ancient stone tower in which it is said the First
Admiral was imprisoned, the broken heart of Ad41e
de Pencier was forever stille~d--- only early gulls,
foraging at the mouth of the swollen Ozama, knew
the manner of her death.
For twoy days following the hurricane Joan was
confined to her bed. T'he strain of that awful night
had sapped her strength, and a fever racked her
body. .Agatha. the faithful, attended to the wNants
of her mistress, and under her tender care the girl
was enabled to rise from her bed on the morning
of :be fourth day and to sit in the -warm sun on the
balcony overlooking the gardens.
Beneath a cloudless sky they lay refreshed and
beautiful and, save for gaping white wounds upon
the boles of the larger trees, where huge Itmbs, had
been wrenched off, they showed no signs of the re-
cent storm. But unroofed houses and shutterless
windows in the district lying about the Governor's
palacer- were ae vivid reminder of the fury of the
tempest, and Joan shuddered whenever she gazed
upon these visible evidences of the terrible oc-
casion,
The fragrant odour of the exotic jessamine still


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had run In terror from this seltsame wo~man, she
tendcrly put her arms about. the grief-stricken
figure and stared, fearful, through misty eyes at
the stern figure o~f Donl BernardinJ de Alenestes y
Braamljnre.
"I-1 cannot.. Ber~nardino,'" moaned Ad* le, and
.she uttered a pitiful cry~ as Perialva roiughly trare
her dawa fr~om Joan and stood between them.
Then begone?!" iarmmaudepd Pefialva through
elenlbed teeth. '-Go to the kitchens--and await the
pleasure of the serv'ants there '
He turned his back upon the girl and looked
down at Joan. She; hung bet head and clobred her
eyes, ber hrart thumping violently~. For a brief
moment the three actrore in the little draman were
6ilent and the bowaing of' the storm rosep to a ires-
condo of f'ury~ Thenl the G;overnesl laughed co~arsel.
plated anl arm about the shrinking shoulders of the
Sta:rsawoman.. and tilted her head up with his other
hand Jso tbat his penletra.trie gaze fell upon her' up-
lurne~d fare.
Thou art a t hou sandlleld moir bea utiful t ha n
Ad~il.'' be whisperedl *Adele hias lost the bloom
of \yiurb-1\'n'--she is Jtlel' You sbll take her
place. litlle Inglesa-- anel we shall be ha~ppy together

Joan's ashen face grew mlorre pallid still and
her trembling limbs suddenly ceased to Fori the sees..udl time that night consliousness left
.her anid shie reeked not that Pefialva smlothered her
v.Id lips with iare~sss andl that he held lier limp
hrdy~ rightly to~ himl-Joan had faintedl
The man frnrownd in a- puzzledl manner as the
little bod? in his arms g~rewr heavy and lifeless and
he hierlde nr-t the broken sob wolwlmodto rdh door. Lifting the
swoon~inS girl inl his arms the Governor staggered
asrows~ the rooml and laid her pently downo upon a
touch andl his ey'es grew thoughtful and the anger
roll-ur left bis facer as he regarded the patheric little

"Are Mnliara. sandlsima'--she is dead'" he miur-
murpll uincasil\- and he hlai ked necrvanalyl\ away from
the recumbent figure: but JI`an! slt~irre lpon the
icuchl and the clorlur iame back by deoiees r;o her
Sbnaim ie face. She oenetl heh rneli anbi rardfrca


the open doot waR\. Be~rnjard inoi'--any that thou w~ilt
iake me bnck' I ca~nnot live without thy love'-1
iannotjr-Ob.. Jesui Criate~. I raunat"'
Podlialv uttelred an impatient F-xclamation anil
4pat ricioiusiv toward the dlo.r.
"Arei you dleaf. womann'' e cried rElentleSSly.
''Did v.:.u not hear myr command! Begone!--Co to
the kit.:hen4'---Go anywhere. so long as y~s:u tro~uble
mt no more'
sieThe dinneri shIw.Fn .'alotsed and Pefialr '1 rbi. r su
man had ..andl. 11ayhap a twine oI conlsiene
smote hiim: mia\bap for him the white face of the
heart-ilnckenl irl wa+ still limned anninstr the dlark,
woodi-en portal. Be that as it may. his expression
was 71mimSt rnntrite as he turned neaini to the maid
upon the couch. w~hi sat upD with hopelesi resignation
in her waryn? cyes.
Foir Ilins minutee.. while the ;otem rge~d outside
and the girl stared apathrballh up? 11 at hiim, the Go~-
ernor-i soberty regarded her. Finallr he jrulled him-
self together w~ith ani efforts aud. going to the door,r
gave an oJrdetr to one of thle guards w~ho w? R tatiOn-
ed In the ..orridior. In a few moments the black face
of th.* friightened Anatha appeared andi Pedalva ad-
dressedt himelf to her
--o ilec r o r mites t e o m "
he paid.~ *See to it thiat her w~er clerbes .ire imme
diately shed and that her helll is drv. G~o then, and
see th1at she reieirl;3 the best of attention '
.Joani regardedl the f'amiliar f31; te o er maid sel-
vart with anxietr as thle neere-'s he..kosnedr smiillgingl
to her. She Elsncedl inidociaively to~ald PefalvA


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rose upon the warm morning; air, and the birds,
patiently repairing the damage that had been wrought
upon their airy shlter=l~. still sang sweetly, so that
the girl's naturally happy and care-fr~ee disposition
sook reasserted itself.
Petialva wFas absent upon a tour of inspection
throughout the island. The hurricane had done great
damage, not only in the capital city, but in other
places as' well, and the toll of death and destruction
was tremendous. Joan dreaded his return, for she
knew that upon another occasion he would not allow
his better nature to thwart his desires of the mo-
ment. That Ad41e de Pencier was responsible for
this sudden change of front she was well aware,
andl though the memory of the woman's vengeful
face and her hysterical denunciation of her inno-
cent self often rose before her eyes, she half wished
that she might visit her again .. for she had mzuch
to say to her and she longed to hear once more
the sound of her native tongue. She was never to
know of the unfortunate Frenchwoman's desperate
deed, and though the Governor suspected that the
rash woman had destroyed herself, he never had
the melancholy satisfaction of knowing what had be-


come of her. Ad61e de Pencier's body was not cast
upon the shore .. for sharks are numerous in those
trllpia-l waters. .
Upon Pefialva's return to Santo Domingo city
he sent to Joan's quarters a young black woman,
a native of Virginia, who, like Agatha, had been
taken from a captured English vessel. This young
girl, with the facility of the black, had quickly learn-
ed the language of her captors and had made her-
self useful on more than one occasion by interpret-
ing between the o~ft la b.1 of the Inquisition and their
hapless victims, a duty in whidi~i the abandoned
negress had taken much, pleasure. Unlike Agatha,
she had been a willing convert to the Roman Church
--though shie could little appreciate the beauties and
mysticism of the ancient faith--and, being little bet-
ter than a savage herself, she had found her distress-
ful responsibilities very mlich to her liking. The
wench presented herself before Joan one morning
and, sneering insolently at the perturbed Agoatha. she
addressed herself to the Englishwoman,
"De Governor gwine take you to Banf dis com-
ing Sunday," she said, not deigning to curtsey to the
white woman before she spoke to her.


''Indeed!" replied Joan, lifting her eybrowl~l~s and
staring the impertinent young negre~ss out or corunt-
enance. Her heart beat violently at the inf~ormation,
but she showed neither in look nor mauner that
the news perturbed her. "Did he--did the Govirnl-
or tell you to inform me of this fact?"'
The negress nodded jullkul. her eye-- dowuiast
in unwilling bidding to the direct gaze or rbe wiblte
woman,
Joan's chest heaved and she silentl? regarded
the negress. A slight action on the part oit algatha
attracted her attention, and she intercepted a warn-
ing signal on the part of her servant. Agatha beld
an admonitory finger to her lips, and hEr eyesJ elo-
syl-nrih told her mistress to have heed to her
words.
"It is welll" said Joan to the newcomer. "Agatha
and I will be ready to obey the Governor's pleasure
on Sunday."
The interpreter cast a malevolent look toward
the scowling Agatha.
"Dat black wench not comin'," she said. and
the corners of her nose were raised in contempt
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toj the ninow.:~ Joan did a~ She dersired and looked
olut upon ll te gardlens wii th epectant gaze
.nlbat is It. A~gatha?"' shc whi4pered. **What
-seest thou?--
ABathaR Ipoitedj Iloward the palate entrance and
Josan lookledl In thle dil~retion !o see whbat it w~aa that
Ilad Jo excitred the mother
**I see usuet~t but a nun walking slowly up
the I'.th." he said. a skinde orf disappatntment In
thle tones ofr her voaiir. Ho I.an she assist us?"
Agatrha a ercs glteamedl and ho fairly danced
rrith excitement. She pointed exctitedly toward the
null ansi back dagan tii her mistres-
..Will - .luestionerd Joasn doubhtfully,. anri then, as Agatha
wenct through an rlinqurent pantliomine a look ojf
lomprebem-iodneil umi ue hr* ounrrateane.

A~gatha s eye..r clhne with derlight and she quick-
ly IIldriedl her headl.
And c~anst rbou obtarinn fori mie a witnple and a

Thie nieeressi or.lllided in the affirmaun~re and pojint-
ed Raain tow'ardt the disanoce.
"Hast tbou a ft iend here who a iII aid usl"

ntiask person likr thyself7"
Agaltha b~amled.
"Is it anorber Ennlish 3lare nbco has accres to
the ilothinlg oft the Sistersl" asked Joan with keen
intuitionl. andl she raiTped with sudden hople when
the neere;-; -.hlied her that her uellss wa-< iear-

'rAndr 4he \.an -es ure forl mie the habillments of
nI nun?~.
Agratha' imle- us. SheF disappea)rBol~ thro.(ugh theC
doo~rways. iurantl upon attendling toi her mistreqss
Ilnnlel. vnax nanser pnugUh.
Th1is nam Wednesday. during the foldlowring three
ilay5 .Jr'an hiarl manyr oneide~hCId convlerstiolL ns w\ith
thle fIttiful Apatha andonlli Saturday the blalk wo-e
rnan ti.1ught to: her miitre a thle colmplete~ dress ..f
a1 asiin. wbkih JOan Iiiid seczurel undli r thle feather
mattrress of i herl bedaainst the time when she
-houldl use it.

rinals Iid \isited- Jioa in her apattment dulrinle ojne
of~t the days that1 ill~sntervene befre he shoulld make
heri pronjec~tti f~iet from the palace and to hiis
politel\. phra-.e.1 re-marks anent the desirabilirr of
PEali ae a PIlaC ...f reiderlnce she \ouI:hIafed n.)
cnmmen! what-oe~er
''I shall not use force to Induc~e you to accom-


w-oman and- involently iurveyed the other negress.
Then, with A grunt of` disdam,. she w~alked out of
the riint andi banged the door noisily- behind her
Jo~an's ey'es oprened wilde in hopeless ineptitude
as she gazed with sinking heart into the armparbetic
r~eye of her blas~ k companion.
""Ob. Agatha,'" 4be mojaned. ber mask o~f indit~er-
eoce tbrowan to thep windis "W'hat shall I do. A\gatha!
I cann..t--I rrll not tak~e the place ofI tirut other
woman' God! W~h.\ was I not left to my fate with
--with any\ busband'"'
S~i h lner\ herseclf fa~te downn~ upon the bed and
buried her headl in despaiir amnngst the e:nverlers.
She saw~ In imarination the bodlies irf her husband
andl her lover tast upr b tht; 9ea up~on a golden shore,
antil she lonlged toj be as lbE.V w~ere

Illningt'"he "."'2 of linlnbbed Iv l~s~-. erb.hougl s
mrine owan-noulrl d that 1. too, were at rest!"
Andl inl herl proxl~ysm o:f' despair~ he notred nt
that the f'aithflul Agathia 'espFttfully syhook her by
th e shoubler uintil, arnused by the black rirl's pathe-
tit a!ttempts to addreiss her, shP sat up and regarded
the other wroman through tear-filled eve.
Agatha a fate wo~rk-d contortedlly am sht uttered
:iciur jii l owhilhbor a~i' bsoluteI! (10 re etmblant
for a spas. e until. cOvel..mule w\ithl piiy at the poor
eretuill~re'* a~ttempl l tol lonversle w~ith her. shte forlg~t
fo~r the no~inir her own~l !rubles~ aid badle the black
norman air Ill-on the her-l besuiole he.
**'hati is ir. AFatha'"' she whisrpered. "'Dost
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whichl would1 ionve!' her meaning to the white wo-
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the winowla. She urtered an unintelligible- exclama-
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entrance behind them and tried unavailingly to move
the heavy stone so that they might make their
escape from the close confines of the walled pas-
sage,
But try as they would they could not budge
the stone. Puna passed tr~embling hands over its
surface in an endeavour to find the counterpart to
the steel bar which unlocked it on its outer sur-
face, but Her efforts were as vain as those of- her
companions'. At length, as the mluffled peals of
thunder grewP ever fainter and they knew that day
had dawned, the three huddled figures, clustered
together for warmth, sank one by one to sleep and,
rt...ueh a hot sun followed the hurricane and bathed
the shaken island in the heat of its rays, the tired
wanderers knew it not. ,
The sun had made a complete circuif.ttnd an-
other day had dawned before Puna awoke and blinr-
ed wnuticrinely in the blackintiss. No single streak
of light illumnined the gallery and the darkness was
as intense as thlouch it were the dead of night out-
side the walls. Awakened by her urgent nudging
the two men awoke, and the travellers discussed in
whispers the alarming situation that confronted
then'
"There remains but one thing to do," decided
Garry at lor-iith, and !hurilh Puna understood very


little of what he said when he spoke in English she
~!.lui.l? ,:aught the drift of his remarks. "WVe maust
te:lls.r Ilhis tunnel to whithersoever it leads. We
cannot open the door by which we entered, and it
stands to reason that the Indians. who have used
this passage-way found some means of exit."
"They barl liklu~s. or the means of procuring
them," replied Trap morosely. "But lead on, Master
Grarry. My tongue cleaves to the roof of my mouth
for water, and my innards are as insensible as a
Don's conscience."
"I am hungry, too," returned the other, "and
until we find an outlet to this passage-way we must
fain tighten our belts. Wfhat of thee, Puna?" lie
asked in Spanish. "Art thou hungry also?"
"l have been many times hungrier than I am
now," she returned patienrly, "LBut let us go on that
we may find the end of this passage."
Garry rose to a stooping position, for the low
leillng would not permit of his standing upright
1Ind, with C4Lusinus steps, he moved slowly forward,
his arms extended so that the tips of his fingers
brushed the walls on e~ither side.
Behind him followerd his companions, Trap grasp-
inst the skirt of his master's coat and Puno clutch-
ing the ex-pirate's hand. Thus they moved forward,
:.low~lyr and with infinite cautinn until Garry, Rstnd-


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1.= the grinning servant to precede him, he left the
suaThe city was silent. and the palace grounds were
shroluded in the dark~ness of night when. Joan' at-
trmpted her escape. Agatha bad not, failed her and
she was on hand at the proper time to assist her
mistress don thle costume which was to be, her dis-
guise. Thus il, was that as the guards, with mluch
bustle and ceremony, wnere banged by an otlc~ious
sergeant. the G~overnor's unwilling prisoner crouched
amlid the deeper shadows of the hall as she waited
wilth beating heart and fevered face the relief' of'
the senitries.
Whel rthe sergeant had finally marched off the
uld guard, and the new sentries had settled down
to their duties, Joan mustered her tourage and,
with stately step atnd slow, her hands folded upon
herl breast, she walked sedately past the guard at
the palace entranie.
She acknowledged his salultatiojn with a demure
nlod ofl rhe head and a few moments later the sentry
at the garden gate rballenuged her. peered intently
at tier by the light of' a flamlbeau. and allowed her
to~ pass him. He looked uncertainly after her as
seit walked with nervous tread into the darkened
street. It was not until she had Ipassed a corner
ofl the garden wall and the light of the sentry's
orebl~ was eclipsed that her breath c~ame frleely
And now'. where was Agatha"
Th.- black; girl had pojinted to the far corner
of tbe gar~den when she ilad left her mistress after
blringing her the disguise, and Joan nervously edged,
into the deeper shadows below the wall as she wait-
ed Ilrr ilie weIllmue wiellt of her accomplice.
Froml a black, velvet canopy the tropic stars
rhonle donnl upon her, and as her eyes became accus-
Irymed t, the gloom, near-by objects stood out dis-
lincitly A faint rustlin: in the grass and the small-
er bushe~s to~ld her of the fearsome insects of the
niebt w~hich l nompaissed her: tarcatulas, centiprdes
.In-1 srorpioui .. her bit erd Ian rold as she r'emem-
he-redt the to~ries she ha~d iear dl of these borrors.
C.Yourbe~d against the warm cto~nes oft the high wall
i' h' dr'en her ikirt tight about her legs and earnest-
I! ll pa~ved that Agatha would not be long in com-
ing .
Arosie a sudden challenge from the direction of
rthe palarce. The call wnas repeated, and then the
.rarkling r~oar of a musket split the night, followed
by ghastly sounds as of some creature in agony.
Joan pr~essed her hands against her mouth as the
pitiful. gurgling; wail rose and fell in horrible out-
a ry. anid hier heart appeared to contract within her
blrast as she realized that the faithf~ul Agatha's
flight bad b~een discovered and thlat her ow~n plight
was~ almost as desperate as that oft the bapless black
wr~nman. But cold horror and the strain of nerves
almocst at the breaking point held her motionless.
and her feet, even though she knew not which way
tol Ilee. would not obey her will. In a dull. apathetic
way she wondered dumbly if Agatha w~ere dead. and
dazedl watched the white walls of a tiny house
o~ppossle the garden gate growing brighter and
birighter until, with a start, she realized that the
light wass that from a number of torches which the
rousedl entr~ies carried. W~eakrly she turned and
rlaggetedl away from the wall, past the rotting vege-
rationl along the river's edge, and into the darkness
Tba faul-hs elinestreether burst into viewP as her
purs'uers emerged from the arne, and her white face
mlust hav1e been plain against the rlor~nm as jhe glane-
ed affriehterly back, for a yell arose as she looked
townardl the finming torches and swift feet pattered
upoin the cobbled street behind her
.Joann w~as gasping and her weary feet stumbled
upo-n thle ulneven pavement as the foremost of the
pu doi~ lldiers o o Ito t her Se hard hs pn-
u(onr her- shoulderr as she darted, sobbing, into a
!r:lz herus.=a~? the two buildings.
Thle bafl~ed soldier cursed as he checked his
speerd anti rushed after the girl, and she, stumbling
folir~oral haItds extended, suddenly shrieked as her
grioping ilnger4 came in contact with a human body
--that of al man who grunted his surprise as she
r-allidedl with him. The falamingg torch, held high
by the perspiring guard, blazed full upon the fea-
Ilures oft the person into whose arms Joan hatd rush-
ed indl. when she looked up into his staring face,
her own crew even more ashen and she gave a
tartled Rasp of recognition as the man's armos closed
about herr

CHAPTER TEN

TIE: GALLERIES OF COLON

:GARRY' finally desisted from his efforts to strike
a lighlt. The charred lint would not take the
gparkq wbil h he frantic~ally struck into it and, in
I'despair of ever penetrating the awesome tunnel in
w-hich thr\ were implrisonled. the two men placed I
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ns straight to ease the pain in his back, found that
Ihe ceiling was hlighelr han he could reach wfith the
extended hand.
"Me~thinks we are in some manner of chamber,"
hte said, and. Liae voice reverberated roundly. "The
wall cur~ves.here to the left and the other -wall has
gonell utterly from my reach,"
**I like it not," qluoth Trap uneasily as he re-
luc~tantly followed in the footsteps of the other. "I
would that wre had never entered rbis placec"
"Then leave me to continue alone," suggested
Garry. "Do ye both await my return at this spot."
Trap shuddered. *
"I'll not leave you, sir," hie said, and the very
earnestness of the tone of his voice made GaRrry
smile. "I am sore afraind of this dark hole and,
with- your indulgence, we'll continue to follow
after."
G~arry continued his careful exploration until,
satisfied that they had entered a circular End that by following the wall they would again
arrive at the passage thley had just left, he gr~ufly
insisted that his companions stay where they were
while he thoroughly explored the chamber,
Leaving the unwilling TruZp iight-clutchinlg the
hand of the Indian maid, Garry continued alone
along the vall until he came to the spot where,
as he had surmised, the gallery opened out upon
the circular chamber. Orienting himself by means
of the narrow walls, he slowly shuffled out toward
the centre of the vault, advancing inches at a time.
The stertorous breathing of his nervous comrade
guided him and, when he was just opposite the spot
where Trap and Puna awaited him, his extended foot
poised over nothingness*
]He jerked himself back and lay 11at upon the
stone floor, extcnding his arms as he slowly wormed
his way forward again upon his stomach. His
fingers clutched the brink: of a Pit and he slowly
crawled around the edge of it until he was satisfied
that the chasm was a well, down which he and his
companions might have plunged to their deaths. He
leaned over the edge of the circular pit and extend-
ed his arm as far down its smooth, stone-lined wall
as he could reach. His finger clutched the empty
air.
Five minutes later the little party was feeling
its way back along the tunnel through which they
had entered the chamber of the we~ll. when Punr
uttered an ejaculation and dropped to her k~nees.
"W~hat is it?" asked Garry anxiously as Trap
jerked at his coat.
"'Tis the entrance of another passage-wfay." re-
ptlied the Arawa masiden. "A low opening, close


to the floor. I will crawl in first and do ye come
afterr"
And before either of the two men could utter
a protest she had crawled through the opening she
had discovered and was eagerly importuning them
to follow. Trap waited until G~arry had Iraw-led
rbroughl the narrow entrance and he followed at his
beels.
""It rs another chamber," exclaimed Carry as
he rose to his feet and shuffled cautiously about.
''Have great care of' yocur f'ootsteps that ye do not
fall into a pit!"
His f~oot struck something soft and cruimbly and
he stooped diown to ascertain what it might be. It
rippeared to be a huge, square timber of rollen wood
and at toueb of` the friable? material he uttered a
declishred exclamation andl felt for his clint and steel,
The Ia brred Ilnt was nlow dry sad he soon had a
small fire blazing in the centre of the chamber and,
thlurlh the ablaze was but a tiny one, the unac~cus.
tome~d though grateful light proved very trying to
the eyes.
The room in which they found themselves was
a small, square chamber of about twenty feet along
the sides. Its roof or ceiling was about eight feet
from the floor and, for the larger part. it was piled
bigh w~ith ma~ssive baulks of` timber, stored there by
the indef'atigable Spaniards w~ho had acknowledged
the Collumbuses% as theii leaders. The wood was so
rottenl that it crumbled to Ihe touch but, being pine,
hundreds of pitchy knots lay embedded in the flaky
wood, the sight of which caused Garry's eyes -to
shine with delight.
..11'e need not lack for light now, friend Trap,,,
gloated Garry as he pi,ked up the nearest knot and
kindled it at the~ fame of' the tiuy fire. The wood
sputtered for a moment anld then a bright, smoky
flame rose from it. ~alrry carefully extinguished
the small blaze so that their stock of torches might
not be consumed and selecting balf-a-dozen of the
largest knots and bidding Trap do likewise. he crawl.
ed again through the narrow olpeninlg and made his
way down the tunnel toward the spot where they
had entered
Blut thour efforts at finding a way arut w~ere
fraught with failure. At Puna's suggestion they
made their way again toward the circular c~hamber
in the centre of which lay the pit which Garry had
dliso\ered. Past the entrance to the little store-
I..o~m thF\y went in single fmle and out -into the cir-
cular chamber, whose circumfierence appeared to
have shrunk- as they. viewed it by the light of their
torch. In the centre of this room yawned a black
hole and the three people cautiously approached it


as though trom its depths might spring a monster
of hideous mien.
--Gadlzrooks!" c-ried Gasrry~ as they approached the
pit. ."'Tis a Elairtase. Trap! A\ crcular StaircaSe--
down which we might hav~e made our way ere this!"
Trap eazed in stupefaction at the stone steps
which iirc~led about the side of the well, and his
ja-w dropped.
"But, master."" he finally said. "Had we dis-
to~vered this stai.W~ag Puna might never have found
the room of the torches. So perhaps it was just as
well w~e made this out to be a botto~mless pit."
"Aye, 'twas as w~ell," r~eplied Galrry. "But fol-
low me--we'll find out w~here this leads to."
In solemn file they slowly~ descended the steps,
which gave into another, Ilager tunnel, or gallery,
twenty-tive feet below the level of rhe dlreular cham-
her abovec. The w'alls of' this gallery. unlike those
on thle upiper level. wecre damp and covered with a
slim.V moss. The air w~as fetid and heavy and the
shining ey'es ofi tiny, loarhwome creatures reflected
back the light of the burning torcb from the dark
recesses of the tunnel.
The eallerr s urved downwardsd and then up, and
in the lowest part of the tunnel the walls and ceil-
ing exuded moisture which drip-dripped on the damp
and pol~rous stone floor lik~e the ticking of a clock.
As ~their path clircledl here anld there, but ever in
an upward diirection. it became drier. In several
places along the gallery other smaller tunnels di-
verged from it. hlur G~alrr led his companions straight
along the main branih. The hard floor was in
many places cov\eredi w\ith rotting pieces of timber,
meiking the task of calr ring their supply of pine-
Iku tnt tjirdero nn esr b en thug thhe r arms earee
ed from bearing their heav-y load. Finally\. Garry
dropped his armful of knots and sat down upon the
dry packed earth of the tunnel to rest. The others
did likewise.
"This pa-ssage is tedious long.' sighed Trap as
he resignedly threw himself to tbe ground. Puna
said nothing. but she licked her dry lips and stared
apathetrially at the smoke-tipped ilame o~f the torch.
'.There is a breeze in this passage," remarked
Gar. hern Ltiat thbedraea ntero ei ih
ling, and that the thick. oily smoke rolled slowly
along the roofl. --Perchance we'll find food and water
eftsoolis."
shortlr after they had resumed their wanderings
they entered another low~reiled chamber wbich ap-
peared to spread interminably on all sides and re-
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arches wh~iih supported the beavy roof above. That
they had stumbled upon the crypt of a church was
G~arry's aasumption,. an idea that was borne out by
events wAhiC h followed.
"Hark, master," enjoined Trap as they examined
with curious eyves the massive foundations of the
building under which they were standing. "Do you
not hear a sound as oif some person moaning? Od's
fish! I would I were out of this!'"
A low mumbling, a trembling dispason of sound,
sawrled through the arched corridors and, for the
once, Garry listened in superstitious awe. Puna
clung. trembling, to the frightened ex-pirats and her
black ey'es wildened in fear.
'The D~evil!" muttered Garry.
'Aye. the D~evid it Is, master!" quavered Trap.
"Chut' Hold thy silly tongue!" was Garry's
sharp reply' and he held his head in an attitude of
listening as the rumbling cadences sw~elled and died
away
*"'Tis the chanting of piiests and the sound of
people s voices." he whispered "H'e stand beneath
tbe c~athe~dral, and above us is being celebrated the
Massn."
The three people stood in silence for a space,
and Ga;rry crolssed himself, wher~ear Trap regarded
him with quizzical expression.
--IR not that the sign of the accursed Papists,
mastert'" he asked.
G~arrr smiled as he nodded his head.
"Ay~e. Trap, it is the symbol of the Christian
religion-the across upon which the Saviour died.'
Trap stared uncompr'ehendingly.
"But-bhut why should you perform the idolatrous
net? You are no Papisr."
"Thou art in error, my friend. I am of the
same faith as the Spaniards w~ho worship overhead."
Trap sclrached bis head.
"You a Papist!" be said incredulously.
''A rankl Papist," affirmled Garry amusedly. "But
surtly'. Trap. I have notl fallen in thine estimation
now tbat thou knowest what I am?"
"A Roman Catholie!" gasped Trap in bewilder-
ed tones. "But no swo~rdsman like yourself can be
a follower of the Pope!"
The Scotsman regarded his friend interested.
ly.
"'Can a man not be a Catholic and a bonnie
fighter withal?" he asked.
"A-ye."' grunted Trap. "Mleseems he can." He
looked searchingly at the other and in his gaze
was something of affection.. "I know one--oe-

"-accursed Papist." suggested Garry, his eyes
twinkling.
''-one Catholic gentleman," continued Trap
sternlY, "who is a better man than any Protestant I
know."
He stepped for ward and hield out a handl which
Garry claiped w~armly. Henceforward the question
of religion never came up between them and, to his
dyving day'. Trap Farthing would never willingly
admit that the Papists were all had.
The gallely ended at the cathedral and there
Ras no visible crontinuatio~n of it from the ervptr. The
early builders of the city had no doubt intended the
tunnel as a means of' saving the sacred vessels of
the chureb in times of invasion and had connected
it writh the other galleries that underlay the city.


But if suih hadl indeed been their design they had
either neglect~ed to coninect the gallery wirth the
iarbedral proper or else. as was most likelyv the
I.aie. rhe exit was so ileverly hidden that thle three
adventurers could not tind it.
But the flame of their half-sonsumed~ torch sho;-
ed nio signs o.f flicker as G~arry behti it above his
headl and, half' frantic w~ithi thirst. the?- with one
acicordl decIded1 to seek the passage up which the air
cuirrent fowed
Several gallerles which opened into the main
tunnel werre explored, but without result. These gal-
leries had eitber nieaer been completed or else they
had fallen in. In every) case the.\ were stopped by
a Irubble of f'lllen earth and stones anbiih blocked
their furrber progr~cess andi they finlall? leased tbear
efforts through theer inabiliry to moret rheir tired
limbls. Onl a1 soft heap I..t rotted woojd. over w~hic~h
Puna sprleadl her agoutl wrap, they lay dolwnl to sleep.
and the busy world above their prison trested through.
o~ut arusttler night before the extruciating pangs of
liungrr and thirst-butl Irrincipally thir~st-roused
the w'anderers to an,ther agonrising period of wakae-
fulness
Howr\ llone they) had1 been imprisoneld wfithin
the rone w~alk anid under the an-ient edifices of the
city Garry bad no meansb of' knowing. It seemed
ages since that night,:eons ago. thiat Puna flad pressed
the bidden bar and the solid wall had opened for
rhemi. His head w~as buzzing and his tbick; tongue
and lips w-ere incapable of sound when first be
aw~oke. aud the gnaw~ing pain in his stomiach al-
most doubled him up when he essayed to stand.
His rirst thought was of the dripping walls and
slimy? roof of the lower portion of their prison, and
thither, after liabling a toreb. be went. H'ith shak-
ing bandsl he stooped up the ill smlelling moisture
flnlm the walls and~ drank greedily. of' the filth that
filled his Iralms. That the moi-;ture might be. and
possibl? was. the esudation from a sewer. Ever
rro~ubl ~d him at all. In his eagerness to satisfy that
ioul wrack~ing thirst he was past caring from what
Fs:iurcec the satisfying beverage might have sprung
anid. when ble thite-t w~as assuaged, he made his
wa. bark to: where his companiaons awaited him.
Puna and Trap Farthins at his suggestion
Quensched their maddenine thirst at the same source
and. althiouPIb the Indian maiden made a gesture of
repugnane a, the fouul-emelling liquid touched her
lips, she drank freely thereof and w~as the better
flrl it
Whether it wasa day or night, suniset or dawn,
in rhe outside w~orld. nione of the three had any
idea Garry was determined to trace the draught
that blew hrblugh the tunnel to its source~. having
failctd utterly to ascertain the spot where it left
the gallery, and withi this idea in minid he left his
crinipanion~s where they were while he went on a
trip of rexploration by' himself. Slighter though ie
w~as in build than the mlore robust Farthing. be
nevertheless hiadl airre vitality and staying power
and, through Trap was loath to wander from the
comfortable split wbere Garry left him, the Scots-
mlan'< rired limlbs were killed with a fresh energy
andr he ser our on his quest determined to find the
exit y vt r: -i ( ..'-!l,.tation s had
sallied fourth into the Citys up~on vengeance~ bent.
Puna, de~spite the proverbial stamina and endu-
oute of her race,~ was weak from hunger and the


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eitectis of her expellenies in the underground mazes,
and she elected 10 remain with the Englishmau, a
de. Isiuo to which Trap made no audible objection.
Garrg set art up the passage toward the ciriu-
lar stone steph which led to the upper gallery, ex-
plling minutely e\very opening. natural or artifi-
a ial. whlich be fournd on the way. One of these open-
Iings erew larger as he penetrated it and be was de-
lighted to observe as he walked slowly up a slight
gradient Ihat the flame of' his torch was blowing back
behind him. even aben be stood still, and that the
sosu~c~e or the draught lay? somewhere ahead of him.
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the frigate, turned and came down the wind with
her toward the Happy Adventure.
The two vessels were but a cable's length apart
when, of a sudden, the space between them was fill-
ed with smoke and belching flame, and an awful
: crashing noise, interspersed with the booming of
the cannon and the cries of stricken men floated
down the wind toward the becalmed merchantman.
Without cessation the cannonade continued, the galle-
on pouring shot into her intrepid antagonist until
thuI upper works of the Prudent Mary were but a
shattered mass of wreckage.
Garry, wide-eyed and fearful, gazed with fascina-
tion upon the stirring spectacle, and it was not until
Sir Howard had been shaking his arm for some
moments that be became aware of the fact that the
aged knight had something of import to tell him.
"Look!" he shouted, and his voice could scarce
be heard above the thunder of the guns. "Look
at the gonfalon which floats from the mast head of
the frigate."
Garry looked to the top of the ship's mast where,
at times completely hidden by the smoke of battle.
a black standard floated in the breeze. He gazed at
It intently and then, as the smoke rifted for a
moment, he was horrified to see that upon the black
background a white skull and crossbones was paint-
ed.
"The Jolly Roger!" he exclaimed. "That vessel's
a pirate!"
Captain Ballantyne heard his exclamation and
be in turn glanced up at the Prudent Mary's flag.
"A mutineer!" he cried. "Yon ship has deserted
Penn's fleet!"
The terrifying news that the vessel they had
considered a friend was nothing less than a pirate,
one of the many black scourges which infested
the tropical seas, spread quickly about the Happy
.Adventure and it was with mixed feelings that the
people aboard the helpless vessel viewed the sanguin-
ary combat.
But, buccaneer or no. the sympathies of all were
with the plucky little Englishman who had seem-
ingly dropped from nowhere to their defence and,
as one of the galleon's masts, freighted with its
cumbrous load of sail, sank slowly over the Span-
lard's side, a great cheer arose from the Happy
Adventure.
The Englishman twice endeavoured to board,
and was twice repulsed. Finally, after a half-hour
of fighting, both ships drew apart as If by mutual
-consent while, like great dogs, they licked their
wounds. The galleon, with black holes in her sides


where the Prudent Mary's guns had torn her, drifted
slowly off down the wind, her deck a mass of bustl-
ing seamen who hacked at the fallen debris with
axes, only pausing long enough to scuttle to cover
every time a shot from the Happy Adventure's al-
most useless guns whistled overhead. From .the
jagged gaps In the galleon's side, ominous scarlet
streams trickled down to spread sickeningly over
the limpid green of the Caribbean water, mute evi-
dence that the shots from the Prudent Mary had
reached their mark.
The Englishman was in no better plight though,
to be sure, his masts remained standing. More of the
Spaniard's shots had flown through the rigging than
had struck the pirate between wind and water,
but at that the decks were a battered shambles and
a raging fire blazed amidships. It was evident that
it was this fire that had caused the Englishman
to withdraw from the engagement. and it could be
seen that every surviving sailor aboard the pirate
was busy attempting to subdue the flames.
The Happy AdLcnture slowly drifted until she
was broadside to the galleon and then, without
cessation, her guns were discharged, one after the
other, at the huge Spaniard. El Gran Grifon, as
though irritated by the ineffectual fire of the armed
merchantman, withdrew out of gunshot range and
lay-to in the swell, half a league distant.
"She's had a bellyful," 'iuoth Sir Howard hope-
fully, regarding the swaying bulk of the galleon with
eyes in which the long dormant light of battle
glinted.
Ballantyne snorted.
"Methinks she has still plenty of fight in her,"
he said. "Of the two vessels the Prudent Mary
is in the worst way. That fire must be parlous near
her magazine."
That the pirate was in very great danger was
evinced by the volumes of black smoke which was
pouring out of her and by the consternation that
appeared to reign aboard the vessel. The galleon,
sluggishly rolling to leeward of hei, was also afire
at one point but, as the low sails of the Happy Ad.
venture again caught the wind and the merchant
slowly sailed toward El Gran G, ifon. it was seen
that the Spaniards had extinguished the blaze and
now lay expectantly awaiting the on-coming mer-
chantman.
Garry glanced up into the set face of the cap-
tain as he steered his vessel toward the immensely
more powerful Spaniard and though he shivered
with apprehension be could not but admire the des-


operate courage of the man in thus seeking a fight
against such tremendous odds.
"Aye," responded Ballantyne grimly, in answer
to the boy's observation. "'Tie a hopeless fight In
which we are about to engage, but better to perish
in battle than to be hunted down like rats by yon
Spanish dogs. We cannot escape, and I misdoubt
that the Prudent Mary can be counted a factor in
the fight. A well-played shot might strike the Don
in her magazine, and we have that small chance-
ift we lose we will be slain by the Spaniards without
grace or ruth!"
The pirate ship was indeed no longer to be
reckoned with as a factor in the battle. While the
merchantman was still some distance from the galle-
on a great shout was heard from the Prudent Mary
and, while the horrified seamen aboard the Happy
Adventure gazed at the doomed craft, the frantic
forms of the frightened pirates could be seen leap-
ing from her decks into the sea-then the ship dis-
appeared behind a hurtling mass of smoke and flame
above which spars, rigging, and other, more grue-
some, objects shot into the air, and a detonation,
which seemed to lift the Happy Adventure bodily
from the water, shattered the calm midday.
A dreadful silence, punctuated by the spatter-
ing sound of things falling, followed the explosion
and, for a space, nought could be heard save the
flapping of the galleon's sails as she awaited the
merchantman. But the crew of El Gran Grifon were
stunned by the terrific force of the explosion, for the
Happy Adventure sailed past the larger vessel with-
in a boat's length before the Spaniards awakened
to the fact that their prey was slipping away from
them.
A desultory shot was fired after the English
vessel which, taking advantage of this uulooked-for
opportunity, sped away from her mighty antagon-
ist as fast as her stunted sails could carry her.
The Happy Adventure was miles down the coast
and well out of gunshot range when El Gran Grifon
finally took up the pursuit.
Even in her crippled condition the galleon
could sail two miles to the Englishman's one, and
it was not lone before a shot from El Gran Grifon's
forward guns splashed alongside the merchantman
and the desperate sailors aboard the Happy Ad-
venture knew that their doom was sealed.
The shots came faster and had it not been for
their execrable marksmanship the Spaniards would
soon have sunk the English vessel. But one or two
of their scattered shots told and, two hours after
the explosion aboard the Prudent Mary, a chance


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commented the Chief: "with bare teet he may marcn
to success."
"Prickles and broken glass to the contrary not-
withEtanding," murmured Inspector Might
"Yes, his feet have unfortunately become actus-
tomed to shoes." admitted Inspector Weeping, "but
nu doubt they are still tough and will stand the hard
ships before them As the poet has said-"Poor little
feet thit walk the v.eati t ioad'-1 target the rest of
it. He it on a1 good si.etir. I am convinced that
somewhere in August Town itself are the people we
are looking for."
"Biut there are other-.," said Might. "and until
we Latch them we shall have no peace, though indeed
the Poli:e never have any peace"
"No." sadly ,b-erveil the Inspectr General. '-we
are officers of the pea.ie who get none ourselves: we
only get trouble and ciiticisni. and tenpence initeaci
of a chilling a mile for motor car expenses Have
the papers been saying anything this morning?'
"Nothing. sir except that we live in Clubland-
wherever that may be The place has been invented
by menibeis of the Legislative Council."
"Well. let us discuss this other idea of voiou-.
gentlemen: I think there is a good deal iu it."
That other idea they now proceeded to talk over.
and when the conference broke up another plan had
been formed.

CHAPTER TEN

THE SURPRISE

F OUR days after this the island learnt iat an
office in Westmoreland had been entered at four
o'clock in the afternoon by two masked men, and
three hundred pounds extracted from the iron chest,
the solitary person in charge being terrorized and
overpowered By the time he could give the alarm
and the police could awaken to activity the bandits
had made good their escape. To pursue them -ould
be futile. They had chosen time and place only too
effectively; they had made their coup and gotten
safely away.
The day after that a much more satisfactory
piece of news, and one which came as a joyful sur-
prise to the public, was broadcast. The news spread
with astonishing rapidity: the men who. it was be-
lieved by the police, had murdered the East Indian at
August Town. had been captured!
It was true. Enquiry proved that in the small
hours of the morning of that same day a Corporal
Jones of the Detertive Force. assisted by three other


d-te,.tltne had rushed into a house in August To\ ni
and taken by force two men who were living there
The Pultie were very reti.ent about details, but it
1,aked out that Corporal Jones had gone to August
T.,jn three days previously. disguised as a labourer.
and had lu twent.i four hours collected sufficient in,
tfo nation to lead him to believe that he was on the
track ft' too highly suspicious characters. He hadl
acted wilLi threat boldness and promptitude. While
the-e men were away from home that same night h1e
had managed to get int., the premises disroveredl
-..ads and uther articles hidden there which could
only have got there by dishonest means, and had re-
pit ted the matter to the Detective Office. A warrant
1. as immediately made out. an attack was planned:
when tne house was raided the inmates, two men
only. ..ffered a desperate resistance, but to no pur-
p..-e Tliihy ere arrested and hurried down to King-
*ltn. rie plat-e Y.'.i- further searched and gravely in-
iinminatiug article. -,of evidence collected. The same
day on whoVn their captu'ir was reported they were
taken before a magistrate and committed by him
for trial at the (ircuit Court. There wa, no doubt
about it in an. oun's mind- the PulAie had at last
a eoimplihhed something striking against the ptre.
ailing banditry This looked like the turn of thli'
tide
The very next day it was telegraphed to King.
stun that another arrest had taken place, that of three
men who had robbed and gravely injured a Chinese
shopkeeper In Kingstron itself, at about the same
rime. two r criminals were ai rested for burglary i:oni.
mittedl o'niy the night before Everything no' seem
ed going in favour of the Police, those who hail
-pokti-n of the Iinipe tors as liviue in the heeti. and
joyous atmosphere of Clubland began to suggest
that rhey had always said that these men had been
keeping their eyes open-presumably iu' Clubland
Corporal Jones's name was on everybody's lips. Some
said he should be made an Inspector. Other com
pared him favourably with the greatest detectives ot
moiiern fiLctiton. All agreed that he was a credit to
tli- For,.e Equally uinivel -ai. andl even more empha
tic. was the opinion that. as he was a detective, and
therefore received a regular salary for his Servi.es,
he iould iin:t p'isibly be entitled to one penny ,of tiie
five hundred pounds reward offered for the capture
of the East Indian's murderers. Everybody remind.
ed everybody else that this was public money and
that the Government could not be too careful in
spending money which belonged to the public
But the Police did not relax their vigilance No.
thing ,\a.; seen these days of Inspector Weeping; he


seemed to be keeping very much in the background,
but the figure of Inspector Might loomed very large
:.n the horizon, which Just then, was situated mainly
to the west of the city. There, on the road leading
from Spani-h Town into Kingston. and just where
another ruad opens on this main thoroughfare, run-
ning to the north, the PoLice had established a sort
of guardhouse; there It was that incoming cars
were stopped and if necessary examined, and here
it was that Mr. Might apparently spent a good deal
-f his timni. He had, however, not made a single
important Olistoeniv ip r.t now. The cars were stop-
ped or not a.- taI i:... might he, their occupants
were irritated or acquiescent. but nothing came of
thi. surveillance this interrogatory, or even of the
-carh. which was oi:casionally made. It was the
-atne on other highways leading inut the city It was
quite evident. thought everyone, that no bandits
,ere coming into Kingston by those routes.
It was on a Sunday afternoon that Grace Mar
shall, a'.companie'd by Miss Mitchem, was sigualled
hv a policeman to hair un bet way by the western
road into Kilj-tOin. Grace was returning from her
trip to Montego Bay She laughingly complied with
the order; then, spying Inspector Might, she beckoned
to hi an ail a-ked:
Well. mi. I re i,- .,i ieo-tea. or merely search
ed?'
"Neither." he gallantly replied; ,"my dear lad>.
%e know whom we are not to suspect." He glanced
at Miss Mitchem as if to say, "I have not the plea-
-tile of this ladi'-. auiuaintance "
SLet. m- introduce you." said Grace. and did so.
Miss Mitl ten ibowe-i then said in tier shrill voice
with the American accent-
"- have heard such a lot about you, Mr. Might;
all ah'ltt :oir fikhi against the bandits, and yoi r de-
termination not to leave a stone untnlrned tint irt.u
get them: I have heard it said that you stand pre-
cartd to a. : ifike tile last button on every p)liccman's
shirt in the cause, and I admire you for it; do you
know anything about botany, it is a pet subject or
aine. hur in thi o,,inotryv no one cares anything
about it. if it were not for Mrs. Marshall here I
might be ligi.rinii on the road now: she is a good
Samaritan andi ,muld not pass me by She must toll
you how kind she has been to me when next you
meet: you must mailie iher tell yin: I ant sure you
will think highly nif her for it-"
"0. my my!" protested Grace, stemming the
lady's volubility: "there is really nothing to tell.
and I hae di.-ne nothliinz Miss Mitchemn's car broke
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in time to see him disappear through the door that
led to the deck.
The galleon anchored before the city of Santo
. de GuazmAn, and Joan looked out of the port upon
its massive walls and strongly-built houses as El
Gran Grifon slowly swung on her cable. The city
was at that time po-sihly the most important Spanish
settlement in the new world, and though it had
been captured by Drake some seventy years before,
It was now, with the possible exception of the
French stronghold of Quebec. the most strongly forti-
fied position on the western side of the Atlantic,
not because of its natural advantages, which were
not to be despised. but by reason of its massive
walls and the number of cannon by which it was
defended.
To the east of the city flowed the muddy Ozama,
Its turbid waters alive with small boats which hast-
ened out toward the waiting galleon and, as Joan
gazed across the river toward the higher bluffs on
the eastern side. she shuddered as she saw the
rotting forms of dead men swinging from a multitude
of gibbets.
In one of the small boats that came from the
shore Quesada left to pay his respects to the Gov-
ernor. Between this gentleman and the captain of
the galleon there was little love lost, for the Gov-
ernor was, by virtue of his position as chief civil
and military functionary in this part of America.
and by the further fact that he was a titled grandee
of Spain, a man of considerably more authority than
the well-born captain of El Gran Grifon-and Quesa-
da resented the overlordship of Bernardino de Men-
eates y Bracamonte. Ciunt of Pefialva. Governor and
Captain-General. Nevertheless Quesada, resplend-
ent In a uniform which he fondly hoped would put
to blush that worn by Peflalva. set forth for the
city, and Joan watched him go with eyes that blazed
their hatred and contempt
She saw, with sinking heart. the ten remaining
survivors of the Happy adventure's crew being row-
ed toward the city in one of the galleon's boats,
and she could not restrain her tears as she saw
three of her countrywomen In a boat that slowly
glided past the stern of the galleon, half senseless
from shame and exhaustion as they reclined in the
brawny arms of the Spanish sailors. Of the chil-
dren who bad come aboard El Gran Grifon she saw
no trace.
Quesada had been gone two hours when the boat
In which he had left the galleon was seen to put
out from the landing. When the craft had covered
half the distance between the shore and the galleon
it was seen that the captain was accompanied by


Peflalva. and great activity burst forth upon the
splintered decks of the ship. Joan was mightily
alarmed by the sudden outburst of sound and she
wondered what it might portend. As she stood in the
centre of the apartment in which Quesada had left
bet, the door was suddenly flung open and the des-
perately-struggling Agatha was flung into the room
and the door wae closed again.
The negress rose to her knees and jabbered un-
intelligibly at her new mistress, but Joan could
make nothing of what she was trying to tell her.
"I understand thee not, poor child," she sadly
said, gazing dowu in pity upon the upraised face
of the black woman, and she patted the slave's trem-
bling shoulders as she waited for what might be
about to happen.
She had not long to wait.
There floated up through the ship a confused
mumiiur. punctuated by the sharp shouts of com-
mandiij voices. a trumpet sounded, and a sudden
silence reigned.
Footsteps hurriedly approached the door; it flew
open and Quesada appeared.
"Into the other room-both of you!" he whisp-
ered ienEely, looking sidewise out of his eyes to-
ward the deck, from which direction could be beard
other people approaching.
Agatha rose to her feet and started toward the
little chamber. followed in a more leisurely fashion
hy Joan Manvers. the while Quesada fretted with
impatience The two women bad barely stepped
inside the bed-chamber when the door was slammed
shut behind them and the sound of voices was heard
in the larger apartment.
The talk was in Spanish and Joan could make
nothing of it; but Agatha, her ear glued to the
door, seemed greatly interested in what she heard.
--The pirate did more than shew his teeth at
you, Don Alonzo'" exclaimed Peflalva as he entered
the room. "The damage done you Is more extensive
than appears from the shore. But, Ave Marie, Quesa-
da!" he exclaimed as his eyes took in the luxurious
appointments of the cabin. "What a beautiful
apartment this is, to he sure!"
Quesada acknowledged the compliment with a
gesture.
"Your Excellency is most kind," he murmured.
"Pray consider this humble cabin and all it contains
as yours."
Peflalva bowed, and the amenities having been
observed, he seated himself. Quesada set opposite
him and refreshments were served the two officers.
The younger man raised his goblet and drank
with the Governor. His nervous eyes wandered


continually toward the door behind which the black
mute was listening, but Pefialva did not appear to
notice his preoccupation.
"Those women were a sorry lot of wenches,"
he observed. "I trust you did not keep the pick of
the birds for yourself, Quesada?"
The captain was voluble In his protestations
that he had sent all his captives ashore.
The Governor chuckled.
"You have the reputation of being very careless
with your women captives, Don Alonzo," he drily
retorted. "Think carefully-are you sure that you
sent every white woman ashore?"
Quesada nodded nervously, for the eyes of the
Governor bored into his as he questioned his sub-
ordinate.
"Why should I lie?" he protested weakly. "There
are plenty of women in Habana-in San Juan- "
Pefalva regarded the man amusedly.
"Tut, tut! I was but chaffing you, Quesada. Let
us talk of other matters." he said.
And to Don Alonzo's great relief the Governor
chatted loquaciously on other things and he flattered
himself that his secret would be undiscovered.
But Agatha, who understood the language they
were speaking, and to whom the opportunity ap-
peared providential, rose to her feet and opened the
door.
Pefialva's conversation came to an abrupt con-
clusion as he stared in amazement at the golden-
haired beauty who stood within the smaller apart-
ment, framed by the gilt casing of the door. He
stared in amaze at the girl and then turned his won-
dering eyes upon the white-faced Quesada.
"You were wise, Alonzo," he said with enthu-
siasm, "to shelter this beautiful creature until I
should visit you. I presume that you intended her
as a surprise-as a gift to me?"
He smiled mockingly at Quesada, and that wor-
thy was quick to bow his assent His lips twitched
nervously and sweat beaded his forehead-for Pefi-
alva bad the power to send him back to Spain, a
broken man.
'Tis well that such is the case," continued
the Governor. "It would have grieved me to have
had you act false toward me. But come," he said,
rising to his feet. "It grows late, and I am sure
that you are anxious to resume your voyage to
Puerto Rico. I will take the Englishwoman with
me."
He bowed to Joan and indicated with a move-
ment of his hand that she precede him. Without
so much as deigning Quesada a look the girl walked
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carried away among the rest.-'Hic finia Priansi
factorasm' There was an end of the headman and
Dandy! The princess then returned to court, where
she raised a strong party for herself; seized her
two sisters, who were no better than her father,
and bad assisted him in his witch-craft; and having
put them all and their partisans to death by a sum-
mary mode of proceedings, she established herself
and her husband on the throne as headman and
headwoman. It was from this time that all the
kings of Africa have been uniformly mild and bene-
volent sovereigns. Till then they were all tyrants, and
tyrants they would all still have continued, if this
virtuous princess had not changed the face of things
by drowning her father, strangling her two sisters,
and chopping off the heads of two or three dozen
iif her nearest and dearest relations"


A NEGRO TRICK.
**A MAN who had two wives divided his provision-
tigrounds into two parts, and proposed that each
of the women should cultivate one halt. They
%%ere ready to do their proper share, but insisted
that the husband should at least take his third of
the work. However. when they were to set out, the
man was taken so ill. that lie found it impossible to
move; he quite roared with pain, and complained
bitterly of a large lump which had formed itself on
his cheek during the night. The wives did what
they could to relieve him, but in vain: they boiled
a negro-pot for him, but he was too ill to swallow a
morsel: and at length the) were obliged to leave him,
and go to take care of the provision-grounds. As
qoon as they were gone, the husband became perfect-
ly well, emptied the contents of the pot with great
appetite, and enjoyed himself in ease and indolence
till evening, when he saw his wives returning; and
immediately be became worse than ever. One of the


women was quite shocked to see the size to which
the lump had increased during her absence; she
begged to examine it; but although she barely touch-
ed it with the tip of her finger as gingerly as possi-
ble, it was so tender that the fellow screamed with
agony. Unluckily the other woman's manners were
by no means so delicate; and seizing him forcibly
by the head to examine it, she undesignedly happened
to bit him a great knock on the jaw, and, lo and be-
hold! out flew a large lime which he had crammed
into it. Upon which both the wives fell upon him
like two furies; beat him out of the house: and
whenever afterwards he begged them to go to the
provision-grounds, they told him that he had got no
lime in his mouth then. and obliged him from that
time afterwards to do the whole work himself."



THE GOLDEN GALLE-

ONS OF CARIBBEE
(Continued from Page 115)
fully regarded the island upoi which his hopes had
been blasted no man may say, but it was with a
heavy, heartfelt sigh that he turned at last to retire
to his cabin.
It may have been that his sigh was echoed by
a happier one from Garry Graeme. Mayhap some
tender sentiment, intended only for the ears of his
beloved, was wafted to the ears of the Englishman.
Whatever the causb. Penn stopped and looked back,
and a smile stole over his-grim face as he saw. out-
lined against the star-flecked sky, a man and a wo-
man in close embrace, and there was full and com-
plete understanding in the wink with which he fav-
oured the moon as he quietly backed away from the
lovers.
THE END


THE WHITE WITCH OF ROSEHALL



A STORY OF JAMAICA



BY HERBERT G. DE LISSER.

(PUBLISHED BY BENN LTD., LONDON.)


Some English Opinions.


'Eerie story ot magic and devil worship well told."-
HDaily Sketclh.

"Swift and breathless, remarkable sketch of life in Ja

maica at the beginning of last century."-Wes8 India Com-
mittee Circular.

"The story is really deserving of high praise cleverly
conceived .. wonderful descriptions of the island's .scenery."
-Sheffield Telegraph.






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ducks, but Birmingham has more, larger and better
ones."
Thereupon I came to a decision; I took my
lingers off the thirty-franc note, transferred them to
my waistcoat. and placed them upon the ten-franc
note which I had found it impossible to change.
"Well," said m.v companion, rising to his feet
and speaking for the first Lime rather bluntly-even
aggressively. "Time passes, and I should like some
help in the form of money."
With that I passed him the ten-franc note.
He salaamed low: then he suddenly straighten-
ed up, glared savagely across the room, and disap-
peared through a narrunt doorway like a shadow just
as All Oued. the friend I had expected at the Cafll
d'Alger, burst in through the main entrance, came
straight aclosb to me and clutched me excitedly by
the arm.
Come out of this," he cried peremptorily, but
iu a luw voice. "This is no place for youl"
I explained as I rose what I had been doltnr
merely listening to a Moor's moving life-story. ;,
"I saw him." he answered, grimly, "and he eati
rne' That is why he fled. It was-did he tell you t.
lung love-talN?" he brokp off.
I nodded.
Did he tell you how be married inSpafht; hd.
a Spanish captainn stole his wife; his convict life Il
the Spanish penal settlements; the escape, and how
a monkey achieved his revenge? All this did he tell
you?"
I nodded.
"And nvw let nit .eli you something," All Oued
%Ent on. "The man is not a Moor or a Spaniard;
he is a Kahylvi or Berber. the chiet of liars and for-
tune-tellers. The rascal belongs to a mountain tribe
who live mainly in the Atlas Mountains; they can
withstand great fatigue and succumb only to old
ace and the teeth of wild beasts. They were here be-
fore either the Moors or the Arabs.
"To day, in spirit, they defy all men. They love
subtlety, trickery, superstition-and gold. This man
spins a very plausible tale: so well told, in fact,
that he invariably succeeds in extracting money from
bympathizingi French., American. and English tourists.
He can tell his tale equally well in Arabic and
Spanish. but he speaks no English. More than
once he has been flogged for theft. His wife, who
has always lived with him here in Algiers or in
Blida, is as incorrigible a rogue as he is. Did you
cite him any money?"
"Ten francs."
All Oued drew back as If hurt.
"But," I hastily added, "It was a bad ten-franc
note: I couldn't pass it."
My friend looked at me Incredulously for a mo-
ment: then his great dark eyes flashed, and the next
instant he burst into deep-throated chuckles.
I never saw my "Spanish Moor" again, but in
case he is still at the same old game-as seems
highly probable-I have set my experience down as
a warning to other tourists in Algeria.






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'The Jamaica Bandits


BY HERBERT G. DE LISSER,
author of
THE WHITE W'IT('H OF ROSEHALL,
SQUALITONE, ETC.

CHAPTER ONE

THE CONFERENCE
IN the year 1948 there was consternation through-
out Jamaica. A development had taken place
which no one had ever foreseen and to meet which,
consequently, no plan had ever been devised. It was
then, for the first time, that the country heard the
word "bandit" uttered with sinister significance.
Bandits had appeared in different parts of the
island, they were reported to be holding up motor
cars, attacking shops, forcibly robbing people on the
highways, and altogether terrorising a community
which had once been so proud of its immunity from
serious crime.
Naturally, this deeply affected the Police. Every-
body wanted to know what the Police were doing,
and those who asked the question answered it in the
same breath and with emphasis. The Police, they
said, were doing nothing, had never done and would
never do anything to put an end to binditry. That
was what the country had to face, and it was a cry-
ing disgrace. All the heads of the Police should be
forthwith changed and new men appointed. As the
bandits could not be captured, an example might
well be made of the Police themselves.
It was with such charges and accusations ringing
in their ears that a conference of the first import-
ance was held one morning in December by the
Inspector General of Police and his leading assist-
ants. The Chief, a quiet cultured man, sat wearily
in his chair at the head of a table round which
were gathered the men responsible for maintaining
law and order in the several parishes of Jamaica.
The Chief had hardly slept the night before. He
had passed the long hours in diligently studying cer-
tain works which he thought might be helpful to
him in this emergency. One was, "The Exploits of
Detective Pokeum, the Man who solved the Great
Chicago Murder Mystery." Another was, "Hints on
How to Capture Highwaymen." The author of this
last work had especially in'is.ted that the first step
towards capturing a highwayman was to catch him
in the act of highway robbery, a view with which the
Jamaica Chief of Police cordially sympathised but
did not find particularly helpful. "For," he thought,
"if I could watchh the hibihua. man on the job I should
have caught him What 1 v.ant to know is how to
catch him. Nobody seems to know: There are books
to assist clergymen t, make up their sermons, works
to aid ban sisters in presenting their cases, ready-
reckoners for the comfort of accountants, but not one
manual from which a policeman can draw any assist-
ance." It was in this despondent frame of mind that
he met his officers on that December morning to
draw up another plan of campaign against the ban-
dits.
"Any new reports?" he asked, when all the In-
spectors had arrived.
"Yes, sir," said the Inspector in charge of the Par-
ish of St. Thomas. He was a young man who prided
himself on his brevity. "Late last night--or it may
have been early this morning-District Constable
Mamby heard what he was certain were cries of dis-
tress on the road leading into Morant Bay. He was
about half a mile from the town, and. as you know.
this is a particularly isolated sp..t He was patrolling
this road, we having good reason to believe that ban
dits were working in that section. On hearing these
cries, District Constable Mamby, with great presence
of mind, rushed into a gap in the hedge to the
right-be is very positive about the side of the road
towards which he rushed-and hid himself. It was
a dark night and be could not possibly have seen
anything. There was therefore no obvious reason, fo,-
his throwing himself prone on the ground. Ehutting
his eyes, and burying his face in the earth. I (an
only assume he did this through excess of zeal: he
is a very zealous constable. There he remained mo-
tionless. He expressly states that he did not move
the traction of an inch and sometimes even held his
breath."
The narrator paused, to give time for the full
effect of his words to become apparent He was re-
warded by the look of intense interest on the faces
of his colleagues. One of them murmured:
S"What presence of mind Mambv has."
The Inspector General muttered something about
the man being marked for early promotion.
The Inspector hi charge of St. Thomas proceeded.
"The cries continued Mamby assures me that
he did his best to listen to the most terrific of
them in the hope that some words would be pro-
nounced that might lead to the identification of the
bandits. for now he had no doubt that two or moite
bandits were attacking a solitary female. Manmly.
sir, 1I may say, is n highly brave and intelligent mart


and he was acting according to plan. I have myself
carefully trained the men under my command;
every month I distribute among them informative
literature bearing on their profession, and Matmiby is
one of my most earnest students. Onl.\ a week ago
he finished reading, "Hands Up! or The Triumph of
the Pinkertos," and now he knew that those bandits
in the road, thinking they had only to deal with a
helpless woman, would grow careless and disclose
their identity. He calculated that they would rob the
woman and perhaps give her a beating, a severe
beating, accompanied by threats as to what they
would further do to her if the disclosed to the
Police one fact relating to this incident. They would
then depart, and he, silently rising from his place,
would follow the woman until she was well in the
town, then arrest her there, take her to the Police
Station, and, by dint of a ferocious cross-questioning,
compel her to disclose the names of her assailants.
Armed with this information, all the Police Force of
the town of Morant Bay would be quickly mu..bilised,
the bandits would be surprised in their home, would
be taken almost red-handed, and-well, you see the
plan."
"Excellent," commented the Inspectors, whom not
even professional jealousy could prevent from recog-
nising a masterpiece of tactics: there are times when
men can rise high about the promptings of jealou-y.
"And did the plan succeed?" asked the Inspector
General.
"Well, sir, not iquito What happened was this,
Another -hari.. terrible cry hi,.hke the stillness of
the night. So piteous was it tir:'t District tCon.stabl,
'Mamby h ln to put forth a (ld-.p,-rate effort at .elft
control to prevent him from ri-ing pr-.uipitately andt
running away. But if he had dion- thi;. hi-s presence
might have become known anti he smiti have been
prr-ttied He imighr have ben ,v,-i taken alid shot.
That would have meant the l.'s-, of a valuable offlier.
and such a loss the country .'iild not afford. Dis.
trict Constable Mamby therefore heldl liil breath even
more than before., and so neat I'. stircld him-elf He
shut his eyes tighter. He buried his face more deeply
In the earth."
"Excellent." chorused all the Inspectors. "Wonder.
ful nerve that man ha".-
"'How long he remained thus," the St. Thomas In-
spector went on, "he neiu' knew. But presently he
heard a movement Three persons were passing by
him. By their voices he recognized that they were
two men and one woman. To his surprise, they
were chatting most amicably. The woman was act-
ually laughing, and ilodly. Her voice could be heard
for a furlong. Constable Mamby Is very positive
about this. They were going towards the town of
Morant Bay and they were doing nothing to bide
their movements. It may be that the two bandits
had succeeded in persuading the woman to join
their band. It may be that h, as delighted at
having bet-n r.lbh-.-br-louh. in a country where
e-veryone wi-hes to rob and no one wishes to he
robbed, that seems a far-fetched explanation. Or it
may be that the men were not bandits at all. I
mention this as an hypothesis. though I myself do
not accept it. For if those men were not bandirs.
why should a constable hide himself to watch them?
If Mamby had been satisfied that they were not ban-
clit '. he would have rushed out on them, po.unced
upon them with all the majesty of the law. arrested
them for creating a nuisance under the Noisy As-
.smblies or Vagrants Act, and triumphantly dragged
them into Morant Bay. But he knew they were
bandits; consequently it follows that the ordinary
or common people are in league with the bandits,
and in a little while we shall have a population of
bandits and no one for them to rob Then. by a
perfer' :. natural evolution, we shall all Ii,-.icme hon-
est again. for if there is no one to rob there can be
no robbers, and honesty will be the order of the
day."
"But that would be deploialle." exclaimed the
Inspector for Kingston. "What, in such >ircumrtan-
ces, would the Police Force do?"
"'Don't let us face calamities before thb y arrive,"
advised the Inspei-t"r General. 'Sufficient to the day
is the evil thereof. There are still a sufficient num-
ber of people in thi- lony whom fear compels to
be comparatively honest. it is our function to pro-
tect these Now let me sum up the situation. Mr.
Brown's report amounts to this: that District Con-
stable Mamby did not succeed last night in making a
capture of bandits, although he had every reason to
hope that he would do so. He displayed remarkable
tact and true courage, fot there are few policemen
who, unarmed, would have remained within a mile
of two men suspected of beint bandits I shall see
that he is suitably rewarded. Any more reports?"
"Nothing much, sir," said the Inspector for
Portland. "Last night a Chinese shopkeeper in Man-
deville had his shop broken open and fifty pounds
In money robbed. The bandits also had a meal of
tinned salmon and crackers before they left. They
were masked. Just before they made their escape-


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Showing that there is a humorous side to
even such a serious affair as an outbreak
of lawlessness. Bandits and rumours of
bandits, with their effects upon policemen
and suburban dwellers, and society folk
and chauffeurs and lovers, are weaved into a
story full of excruciatingly funny situations

for they would have been captured if they had only
remained until daylight-they shot the Chinese
through the arm on their discovering that he was a
Confucianist and not a Christian. Their zeal for
Christianity we can all understand and sympathise
with. but on this occasion I think they carried it too
fa r."
.Still," said the Inspector for Kingston, 'that
Chinese ought to have been a Christian "
"That is where an unfortunate mistake was
made," admitted the Inspector for Portland. "I have
since learnt that the shopkeeper ii a Christian. but
he seems to have misunderstood the question put
to htm "
-*The Press will be .:.f assistance to us here," in
terpo-sed the Inspector General. "We shall ask the
Pre-;s to warn all the shopkeepers and others who
may be attacked by bandits that their safest coursee
is tu answer clearly and promptly all qilue'tions put
to them. It is quite evident that the bandit-s combine
missionary fervour with a desire to obtain other
pFopl-'"- goods: that. o tu speak. almost palliates
thieiu o'feanC'. And now. gentlemen, we must pass on
to formulating a plan for the suppression of the han-
dits. For the la.t two months they have been having
things all their own way, but this cannot continue
nlilti lonier. The Governor and the public are very
iitlidnant I don'tt knuw what they expect u- to do
n...r.- than -,Ne have been doing. but they are the
Lu-',.es. and if lhe Vhavt to ideal with unreasonable pooen.
pie we ntmuit tiL t meet them We have got to put
dov. '.: handitr:. Ordlintary rinm-s and mruidemeanours
'%.e unny view with a lenient e'y ., but a :,ndit is a
bandit. We are all agreed on that. I supposed"
Yes. sir.'" -aid the Inspector for St. Catherine,
"but what is a bandit?"
"A bandit, replied the Inspe[.tor General readily,
-i a thief ,whom the Press tall, a Lbaudit. He may
also ie a inurdeleir Prest muialy. juldgiug frtlil what
the In-rpie t,,r troi Portland a-. told us, he is usual-
]:. a l-devout Chiiirtian. hoj e mnii-IJon i- to convert the
Chin,-e to the itr'e faith by sbontin. them in the
,irm. Now the pu.!nt 1. what plan t.an WVL adopt that
[ilI protv to the public that we arfe making every
effort to put an end to banditry and Christian con-
tersion? Has anybody anything to suggest?"
If I may be permitted." said the Inspector for
lingston eagerly. "I would saggiest that we post men
-.u all the roads, leading into Kingston. to stop motor
.ar-. as these conie in. and search them. These ban-
dits will naturally want to come inin Kingston.
They will v. ish to enjoy the life of thc u metri-polis. I
tl;\e a shrewd t.-pirion that they hail from Kings-
-..i therer intellig enu:'e i certainlyy of a superior
'rd'r. I don't tlhiil their mental development can
'ave taken place in a county parish. Just as the
nimo.t mi-lligeut P.:,iie Inspectors are to be found
in liang.t.n- '
But hire a sudden outburst of indignation forced
t.HL _petaker to pause. Hi.s colleagues were expressing
violent ,di.sent Only thil presence of the Chief seem-
i-d to preV ent a resort to invective. But the Inspector
i-'neral. remembering something he had read the
night before in one of his books, interposed hastily
witIth the reniark that all policemen were alike,
e'ven if some might appear to be different, and thus
quelled the rising stoinm Then lie came to a deci-
cion.
"* i:utlnle n." lie said. "I think an excellent sug-
Le-[tin hah- been made We .hall [nst sentinel- on
ihe tliree great entrances tr this :it% The Inspector
t,'r Kingston shall he in charge '.-'f this job I see
a great probability that we shall capture the lead-
ing bandits in a ,'-ry bsort time And in order that
rie public should know that we are not idle, I sug-
e-st that our programme should vaguely he ,.ommiuni-
tatedi tr the Press. That will warn the bandits of
what they are to expect if they continue. Give out
the necessary orders, Inspector Might "
The Inspectors rose and saluted their chief. An'J
the next day the newspapers contained an inaccur-
ate account of what the Police intended to do to bring
the bandit to book if banditry did not "ease forth-
with.

CHAPTER TWO

THE ROBBERY
TWO days after this conference the whole island
was startled and shocked b'- a crime which sur-
passed all previous acts of banditry in daring and
atrociousness. A prominent citizen of St. Andrew
had been giving a party, a party so exclusive that at
first he had been inclined to conflne it to members
of his own family. This gentleman had hit upon
a novel w..y of advancing himself in society. He
did not seek to be popular. On the contrary, he
tightt to be unpopular He and his wife made it


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gentleman-it's the devil. But we have got the
lad and front and the originator of banditry in
Is island novw That is certain. I will drop in to
O you to-night, if I may."
"Yes, please; do come. There is such a lot I
in't understand."
"I shall not be able to tell you much-yet. Later
ithe whole case will be known of course. Here is
tsr car. Well, ta, ta."
. Grace nodded, then mechanically took the wheel.
Lonel Farnley was Miss Mitchem, and she had never
lessed! Lionel sitting beside her, and she had not
spected him. Lionel the deb.nair. the generous.
. life of so many merry parties. a bandit, a thief-
Kod God. it wasn't possible! There must be some
latake-there must be. She dwelt on that inces-
atly as she drove to the hotel.
CHAPTER ELEVEN

IN THE DOCK
r HE dingy court-room was crowded. On the
raised platform sat the magistrate, fully .on-
lous that this would be perhaps the most interest-
s examination he had ever conducted, and the
slkC clerks and sergeants seated at the table im-
ediately below him took on a demeanour of conse-
Oence as though each and everyone of them was
.rsonalij i 'ton iii e for the capture of the great
Indit who was said to have been the originator of
indtry in Jamaica.
, Mr. Wentmore. who had never entered this rnom
ihis life before, was present. He had heard on the
Ievious night of what had happened to Farnley and
ld come to) witnes-s the arraignment of his young
lend with wonder and indignation and doubt in his
'd. There had been some foolish mistake, he had
Batestedl on hearing the news; and he for one would
low that a nie cultured young fellow, who had had
) privilege of entering the Wentmore home on
'ns of perfect equality. could not he guilty of a
htinal act. Mr Wentimore thus indicated that to
.on visiting terms with himself and his wife ab-
ed anyone of evil tendencies and habits
Mr. Pugsley was also present. He had said he
B't know what to make of it He had telephoned
much to Inspector Might the evening before.
lht's reply, politely phrased. had been, that it
ig't seem to make an.\ difference what Mr. Pugs-
N made of it. But Mr Pugsley was certain that it
The courtyard was crowded. Hundreds of people
7 The courtyard was crowded. Hundreds of people


had gathered to see the famous criminal, a young
man. a society man. brought in. There were many
criminals in that gathering. They viewed the cap-
ture with great complacency. This was a white ban-
dit. and the darker ones hoped that he would be
punished severely as they themselves would be in
s.imlar circumstances. It was now to be demonstrat-
ed that white men stole as well as black, and they
were very eager that in this case the majesty of the
law should be vindicated. "Them say it is only we,"
one or two of them cried, "'but we goin' to see some-
thing now." In their opinion equality and fraternity
%were about to be established-though not liberty to
steal. The policeman eyeing them threateningly
would see that there was no liberty in that regard.
Ab! The half-smothered exclamation advised
those who were not in the court room that at last
the prisoner was brought in. While some minor
case was being tried Faruley bad been seated
in an inner private room; thus the waiting crowd
downstairs were deprived of a sight of him, much to
their disappointment and indignation. They declared
that an advantage had been taken of them. "You
see hovw them trea' a white man," cried loudly a gen-
tleman who had been only seven times in prison. "I
bet you them wouldn't treat one o' we like dat?
There is no fairness in this world. 'Only in heaven
%ill we get our due." The gentlemen seemed quite
certain about heaven, no doubt feeling that his vir-
tues entitled him to a mansion therein. Meantime
the injustices of thiq world appalled him. He was
even more indignant a little later on when, on be-
ing caught with his hand in his neighbour's pocket,
he wa, arrested and yanked away by a most unsym-
rpathetic policeman. Thereafter he ceased completely
to believe that there was any real morality or equity
in this world.
Farnley stood smiling and at ease in the dock.
He- iad sent down to the hotel for some clothes early
that morning. He had had himself shaved. He was
his old. gay. debonair self. And close to him sar his
lawyer, one of the cleverest in Kingston, with whom
he had been in consultation from the night before.
The sergeant read the indictment; Lionel Farn-
ley alias Alice Mitohem had. it appeared, seriously
-ffenrided His NMajesty's Crown and dignity and done
things calculated to disturb the peace and order of
the land. But the police, it developed, were not pre-
1-r -. :1. go ''nv with the case that, day. Th.-y were
waiting for some further damning evidence and
a-k-d His Honour to remand the prisoner. They
were also opposing bail.


Then, v i th a bitter smile, up rose Mr. Farnley's
lawyer.
"Your Honour," he said with ominous quietness,
"we are prepared to answer any charges now. I pre-
stanme that when the police, the leading gentlemen of
thI. Force whom we see here to-day with spurs, al-
though they invariably go about in motor cars pro-
vided at the public's expense-1 presume, Your Hon-
our. that when these highly efficient spurrers of
motor ears arrested one of the beat known gentle-
men of this city, they bad something to go upon.
Or perhaps they hadn't. They themselves have just
said that they hadn't' They are waiting to get evi-
dence. I won't say anything anout manufacturing
evidence. Your Honour-"
"No. please don't. Mr. Hardfire," interposed the
magistrate; "that would be most improper."
"I will not. Your Honour, but must ask that the
,.ihie -hall go ot with their imaginary case or the
prisoner be dismissed forthwith. What! A man is
to be arrested wantonly and dragged here, and dis-
graced. and we find that the police are not able to
advance anything whatever against him. but demand
that lie be kept in jail until they can run wildly
round in their Lar- and gather what they choose to
call evidemi e! Your Honour, you sit here, not as an
agent ,f thf- police. but as the defender of the prison-
er You are here to see justice done. I ask you to
squash these proceedings, sir, on the ground that the
police have nothing to put before you save mere
baseless -u -pieion."
The police prosecutor rose.
"Your Honour, if the police do not care to go
on with the case against Farnley to-day, it is not
because they have no evidence, but because they in-
tend to put some before you to justify the prisoner's
being sent up for trial to the Circuit Court. The
prisoner is a very dangerous man; hence the objec-
tion to bail. Your Honour, two hundred pounds was
found on him yesterday. so shortly after a robbery
in Wvestnmorel.ind. whi(h we shall prove he was guilty
of, and my learned friend has not troubled to ex-
plain why a well-known society gentleman should be
masqlueradinu about this country as an American
woman botanist!"
"Your Honour," resumed Lionel's lawyer, "I can
easily understand that some people, who are unable
to own ten pounds at any one time, would find it
strange that a gentleman should have two hundred
nounds on him: Ibit the distrepsine perennial poverty
of one man is hardly a reason against the opulence
of another. I-"
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. sacredd person had been attacked by bandits, Lionel
had been a guest in his houne. He had been very
I friendly with Farnle.; could he now allow it to be
said that when a fellow needed a friend there was
ItO one in Jamaica to spring to his side, a champion
In shantung silk and a man of property? Perish the
thought. "I will be the other surety," he announced,
"and be hoped that the newspapers would state next
dthy that he had created a sensation in court.
"That is all right, then." said the magistrate,
relieved. He gave a little nod.
The people in the courtroom were inclined to
raise a cheer. Their sympathies. were not with the
police at this moment Lionel was too well-dressed,
too handsome, too indifferent to be a rogue; his
friends vouched for him. and that was in itself proof
of his innocence He went out with his lawyer to
make the nece-ssary arrangements for the bail. and
Mr. Pugsley pushed his way to his side. wNishing to
assure Lionel that he had been about to come fur.
ward when Wentmore forestalled him Mr. Pugsle.
spoke as though Mr. Wentmore had done him a griev.
one injury. But Mr. Pugsley had a way of allovning
people to injure him by offering assistance bet.:.re
he did. Something always kept him in the back-
ground, somehow, when it came to matters of thil-
:.ort.
Inspector Might and Inspector Weeping left the
precincts of the court rather moodily. "It's lint
botany business that made the magistrate grant hail
and take Farniey himself as one of the sureties." sraid
,Weeping "That's what botany does for us."
"The only use or it, so far as I can see. agreed
iMight bitterly. "is to hinder the police in their ef.
[ forts to bring criminals to justice. What is the good
,:.of teaching all that rotten stuff in shoo)lS? If our
man on the bench had not wasted his time learning
all about caladiums, which have nothing to do with
':tha law, Mr. Farniey would non be under lock and
..:key. Science is a curse to this norld. It tnsettles
'inen's faith and breaks up happy homes It robc
ua" of our early feeling of wonder and m:.stery and
makes us believe that we know everything .X scien-
tist Is an enemy to society!'"
'Farnley certainly is," said Mr. Weeping.
E "He is 110 scientist." sneered Might; "he i- only
k smatterer. But he's a damned clever one."
"'We'll get him yet," said Weeping; "that lupe
you sent to England for should come next week '
L It will come," Might admitted, "and alonz with
your facts it should be conclusive to every intelli-
i.gent mind: but you never know what a jury vill do.
..Farnley's jury is certain to be impressed by botany
-And all that nonsense about his playing a joke. A
Smoke! Besides, I don't like the idea of his being at
.1large. He would be safer under lock and key."
"We must keep a quiet eye upon him." said Weep-

"We are gring i., do exactly that." agreed In-
:. spector Might.
CHAPTER TWELVE

THE INSPECTOR'S NARRATIVE
.' NoW tell us all about it, Lionel. It is even bet-
I ter than an.thine I ever saw in Fantomas;
although-"
"There isn't much to tell." said Lionel: "it isn't
as interesting as anything that happened to the
immortal Fantomas "
Thu group that had gathered on the southern
veranda of the Myrtle Bank Hotel was larger than on
any previous occasion. The Wentmores were there,
Mr. Pugsley, of course: Mrs. Chisholm; a number
of younger people of both sexes; but Inspectors
Might and Weeping were not of the crowd. They
would not have been welcome, inevitably
"As you know," Lionel went on, "I left King-
ston the other day on a tour. taking the eastern road.
When I reached Portland my car got out of order
and I had to leave it there at a small garage. By
the way. I must send for it tomorrow In the woriy
and confusion of to-day I quite forgot about it.
"I hired a wretched old thing to take me along,
and then I thought of going on to Montego Bay. I
always carry a bag with some theatrical make-ups.
and, as was explained in the court this morning. I
sometimes go about as an eccentric woman to test
the observation of my friends and my own skill as
an actor. Of course you would have found out the
trick in time; I wanted you to. But I deceived even
Grace."
"Yes; but once or twice I was puzzled," broke
In Grace. "I thought I had met you some lime,
miomewbere, before. There was something-I couldn't
exactly say what
"I can quite understand it," went on Lionel.
"Well, that is about all. It seems that Weening was
on the prowl and got it into his head somehow that
SIwas Miss Mitcheni and pursued me. He must have
met, with some accident himself on the road, or he
-.would have caught me up before I was overtaken
:.i'!0y Grace. He and Might have evidently been work-
Ing this thing together. And when they found out
that I was Miss Mitchem they came to the conclusion
that because I was disguised I must be a bandit."
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A MONtG tilte y:nser Lbiinee, men of Jamaica who
ha'p.e -stabli.hed an excellent reputation stands
M1' Vincent C-ustantine McC''rma.k. who at 36 years
'4 ape is the Manager of Ed.win Charlay's wine and
-pirit husiu'e,.
Mr. Ml..<'.rinack is a businessman Iby instinct.
He entered business in obedience to the urge of an
rie.ilstible impulse. At first his goal was one of the
prof'e-ssions, and in order to achieve this he spent
the adolescent years of his life at school and college.
His first schoul was Wimer's. then at the age of
eleven he won a Foundation Scholarship at the Ja-
inaica Cullt-gE. and for the next seven years he re-
mained in that institution.
Younz McCormack aspired to be a Rhodes Scholar
and wouldd undoubtedly have been had he persisted
in the competition. But at eighteen yeais of age be
competed for the Rhodes Stholarship and was not
successful. He had three more years in which to
try his chances, and in those three years he might
easily have %won fhe Scholarship. But it was just
then that his impulse towards a business career be-
gin to manifesto itself strongly. and after some re-
fleition y,)InC Mi.Cormack decided to enter the com.
menial v.orlld. He bad received a good education.
HIe hadi learnt his Latin and his Frenchb, lis English
anjl his mathimati's. atnd no, he began to wonder
Sbhethet he ntil2hr not after all achieve greater suc-
.'e-- in bu.-in'- than in one ,of the pruft~sions. The
R.iBal Bank ,f Canada hid just opened in Jamaica.
This nas in February 1411 It started x ith a person-
nel ,f four. of whom ynnig i McCormai.k was one. For
bsine three tears he remained with the Bank and
has never had reason to regret hik training and ex-
p rienl.e thet'r-
When II.- ILft the Banik in 1914 to join Mr. N. C
Henriques in his business, he had added to his
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matters. From 1914 until 1922 Mr. McCormack re.
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Commission Agent's business in Kingston His duties
were varied., consequently his experience embraced
many aspects of our commercial life. He was speedily
recognized as a very keen. active and intelligent
young businessman, and as such attracted the at-
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the end of 192b. and then left to take charge of
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had just been purchased by Mr Percy Junor.
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and intelligence, could now find ample scope in fur-
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scenes they worked,. and. zor good or ill, they
achieved a great deal. They worked through their
men. It is written rant the Grand Vizier of Suleynian
the Magnificent lost his royal master's favour and
eventually his life because of the hatred for hima
felt by Suleiman'.- favourite wife. Behind thi
purdah in India the whispering voice of a woman
ha-, often dictated the course of affairs. It wa-
Eve's advice which caused Adam to eat of the ap-
ple; the serpent would not have moved him. Adam
could stand up against any serpent, but Ete was all,)
gether a different pro-ponition. Quite possibly it took
Eve a little time to iniidce- her husband to try the
apple: that is not indicated in the narrative but -ne
may reasonably suppose it to have been s-i, At first
he may have refused. reminding her of the prohi-
bition, suggesting that it
was better to leave well
alone, pointing nut that
there were pi.ilihabl. cer
tain risks t hbe ini iured:
and the n- manlike-con-
tending that tiher,- were so
many niter fruit But Eve.
even at that early time.
knew the value i)f persist-
enLe iand kept i.'n saying
what ex ell-nt food the
apple was. and niurmuring
that the. only reason he
didn't eat it wa-, because
he nevetl aintel it do any-
thing Ir her He would
be ready enough to do it
for an angel, she knew. but
not for her. She didn't
believe her owvn argument.
she vwas aware that antelt'
were -lorii.nis heings o
a h-,rn Adam .-tood very
much in awe, but that lie
didln t see- an. good rea-n
ihyi hie ,hlioulI put himself
too much out ,n their ac .
counTt But she said lie
would, nevertheless. for
she knew that that argiu
metit would have some
effect, and eventually he
did eat the apple and put
the blame on her. But they
seem to have got on ver
well after'wards in spite
of what had happened.
She probably said sweetly
that she would console hintm
for what he had lost. And
vhen he remembered that
he had been created only
.ut of duct or slime. while
she had ,prung nobly from
a rib taken out of his body.
he felt that he hadn't too
mnu:bh to complain of H0
preferred to lose Eden
thau to lose the affection
of Eve. Many men have
lost Heaven for a woman.
THE strong man of fic.
lion or of history, the
man who ignores the wish.
es and wiles of women as
well as the threats or the
feelings of men is probab-
ly a matn mad, he Is cer-
tainly not a normal man
In a certain class of pop.
ular noel the strong man
brings every woman to his
feet by being ruthlessly
strong: he marches
through the world intent
on the expression and real.
nation of his own will
only; he is not to be in-
fluenced by anything femi
nine. He exiras in the
pages of books. He does
not exist in normal life.
unless he be insane, and
in these days ue put hinm Biie of Mr. Justice Clark
in a lunatic asylum. He ly in Trinidad, and that (
is a figment of the imagin- ly charming. Mrs. Clark
action. You may mention
such a stark character as the great Duke of Welling-
ton; but what about his love letters? One does nor
wish to say anything that might be considered dis-
respectful of the great; but really this setting of
them upon a pedestal above all other human beiues
Is irritating. It is quite true that Henry the Eighth
showed a fine disregard of the mental. moral and
physical feelings of his wives, but, remember. he
only did so when he had tired of them or found that
they were treating him badly. While he cared for
them he went the limit to give them pleasure. He
did a great deal for Anne Boleyn. And she after-
wards attributed her downfall to the circumstanc:i
that he wanted to do a great deal also for Jatie
Seymour.


"T HE Ladies, God Bites 'Em They ate now every-
I where and they are everything: and the world
would be an impossible place without them. If they
art nit great creators. they inspire men to rebate :
if they du not take a highly active part in wars, they
often do mut.h to brine about quartels: if they do
not make the laws of the state. that is really because
they thoorse to leave that dry sort of work to the ni-men.
kno~ in quite well that they will be -afe under any
laws s.I long as they have the lawmakers under theni
influeice. Old men. it is true. frrown upon sutIt a
,ik_,trline, old me-n. and very, very yoting men. But
thie very. verve young men area up to hec-ome wiser
thliough experience, and it is surprising how the old
ni-n -will t:anee their viri-z.;s if taken notice of Iby
the very, very young women. An old man who s;ay


.MRS. ADRLAN CLARK
. represents in "Planters' Punch" the bride of the %ear. M
'olony's loss is the gain of Jamauica. Those who have met her
Ilkes Jamaica. Jamaica return Ithe compliment with true

that women should be kept in their proper place is
nothing but an old hypocrite. Let the women put.
him. for however brief a time, in the place of the
younger men, and you see how rapidly he changes
his views! I do not trust these old men. I suspect
them of all sorts of jealousies, envies and other high
misdemeanours. Once they ruled the world: the wis.
dom of the aged was always referred to in tones of
respect and awe; they were regarded as sages; they
went about clothed with righteousness as a robe and
with power as an imprescriptible right. Now, sud-
denly, the flappers have appeared and have half-
swept them from the scene. No wonder the aged
thunder against the flappers. Yet, as I have just
said. the individual aged one seems always ready to


suc(umbL to the tiles and blandli-hhments of the in-
dividual flapper. So much for human consistency.

I had written all the foregoing and includedd this
enlightening sketch, or whatever you may call it,
when the results of the English general election of
May. 1929. came to Jamaica. You know what hap-
pened in that election; how Labour almost won a
majority and the Conservatives underwent a defeat.
You know also how mut-h the Flapper Vote had to do
with Labour's triumph, for a triumph it was Does
not this hear outit my thesis as to the influence of the
women i hereinafterwaids mentioned in this para-
garih as the flnppers'i upon pre'eunt-day political and
-i,i-ial affairs.? The Conservatives gave the flappers
the \,tte and the flappers intmmediattly used it to kick
out the Conservatives-a
most characteristic flapper-
like a,: t ion. Young men
would have a-ted differ-
-entIly. They wv,,uil have
,hoewl, at the firt. some-
thin that is (ailed grati-
tude; they wi-uld have sup-
prrted then m whio had
civelth em the franchiiise.
Butt the flapper i- true to
her conviction that what
is done fo r her in only her
eight. and why holiud ti one
be grateful for being given
m ie's rights' The flapper
said to herself "these old
Jr, hunies had better make
way tor a new set of John-
n ies: this is a world of
change and I th ant to see
something nor-.' She act-
ed oi that feeling and de-
sire. atted with a clear-cut
stra-ihtforward logic that
hadil nothing f,,'lishly sea-
tim ntal about it. And
there youth were. Indeed
when I come to think of it.
I feel sutire that. however
much a flappel may he
sentimental over some im.-
aginary Adonis. she is not
at till sentimental over
public affairs Ini so far as
she understands then. She
leaves tha-t sort ol thing
to the men. Men, notojri-
ously, are very sentimental
creat u res.
Antony was more en-
timental than Cleopatra.
He thought the world well
lost tnr love, but she gave
up the struggle for life
only %%hen she knew that
she must suffer humilia-
tion a n d disgrace at
Caesar's hands Men have
camouflaged their senti-
mentality, women parade
theirs, but. they can act
when they will with a
ruthless practicality whvii h
leaves men gasping. Their
very tears are an adm!r-
able means of seciii nag
what they want; a man
weeping looks a miserale
weakling a woman weep-
ing is taken to be a suffer-
ing angel. Site may be an
angel but she is not suffer-
ing; not for the most part,
anhihow But in these
days she does not need to
resort to tears to win her
way; she can use the vote.
The wide world is before
her; triumphs stretch glit-
tering before her NotI
again shall we hear women
wishing to be men May
the time never comee when
Mrs. Clark Ihed former- men shall wish to be wi.
r de s(ribe her au p,.rfeet- men!
regard and admiration N this issue of Planters'
I Punitch are published tha
portraits of a number of ladies Here indeed are
ladies! There is none of them but has made numer-
ous friends in this colony; and when those who are
strangers return to visit us they ire sure of a hearty
welcome. Lady Cahn has been tin Jamaica but once
up to now, but it is on the cards that she will come
again. She and Sir Jullen Cahn have extended the
hospitality of their home in England to many Ja-
maicans; they now take a deep personal interest in
Jamaica. We are rightly proud of our Jamaica hos-
pitality, those of us Jamaicans who have been the
guests of Lady Cahn in England say that for warmth
of welcome and genuine regard for one's comfort,
she is Jamaica at its best. That is our way-our
highest-of expressing true appreciation.--H.G D.


1930


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see some of my specimens?-they ate lovely; I have
them in Lhis bag." Without waiting for an answer.
Miss Mittien. opened the satchel, displaying what
seemed to Grace to be a mass of weeds and leaves
in which she could not possibly have any interest
(since Grace knew nothing about botany).
Grace seized the opportunity of the bag-opening
to murmur. "I am very pleased to meet you; I have
heard of you."
"Yes. they talk a lot about me." agreed Miss
Mitchem, wVth a vain smirk. "Nobody has done any-
thing in botany here for age-,: nobody knows any-
thing about it The head of the Government's De-
partment of Science is not a botanist and I am sure
he Is jealou.3 of me. So they say I am mad-oh, I
know-be-.ause I go about collecting the dear little
flowers and hunting for new specimens of lovely little
plants: they say I am eccentric, which is only an
other word for mdd; and they say that as I am not
an otlicial or a professional botanist. but only an
amateur, I cannot know much about my subject; the
Idiots! I am going to publish a book on Jamaica
botany, my dear. that will surprise them all. But I
am keeping you standing-for Grace had risen on
being accosted by Miss Mitchem. "Won't you look
at my specimens?"
"I am afraid." said Grace politely. "that I can't
Just now. I may be called at any moment. Some
other time perhaps."
"You will be interested. I am sure; well, I am
glad to have met you, for I have read that you are
very clever; sorry I couldn't see you act." She waved
a hand as if in farewell. Something about that hand
attracted Grace's attention; then she smiled to her-
self. Miss Mitchem's hand was, to put it frankly,
extremely dirty. Her nails were filled with soil.
earth stains were quite visible on back of hand and
palm; she must have been rooting for her precious
specimens and had not even taken the trouble to
wipe off the dirt. Grace was thankful that. the lady
did not offer to shake hands; that at any rate showed
some consideration. But by this Grace had grown
accustomed to seeing strange characters at a tourist
resort like the Myrtle Bank Hotel. There were al-
ways a couple of them about. Miss Mitchem was
quite evidently one. Her eccentricity, like her ac-
cent, simply proclaimed itself.
Miss Mitchem was half way on her journey to
the steps leading upstairs, when she turned back
suddenly and again rushed up to Grace
"You have heard people speak of me, haven't you,
Mrs. Marshall? What do they say about me? Do
they acknowledge that I am a good botanist?'
"I have heard one lady allude to you as a geolo-
gist-she thought that that was the same thing as a
botanist," laughed Grace; "hut to tell the truth, I
have mainly heard you spoken of in connection with
your adventure with the bandits, when they robbed
you on the road."
"What Rort of country is this, anyway?" demand-
ed Miss Mitchem indignantly. "A footy-footy rob-
bery seems of more importance to them than all the
sciences in the world."
"Still, you were robbed, you know."
"My dear, I had the laugh on those two villains.
I had another thirty pounds in my right foot stock-
ing, and the fools never thought of searching me!
That's Jamaica for you' The very thieves here
haven't much intelligence. An American bandit would
have known better; he would have undressed me to
make sure that I was concealing nothing; don't you
think so?"
Grace glanced at the unprepossessing figure be.
fore her and decided that no bandit, with any respect
for his own feelings, would care to see more of Miss
Mitchem's person than he must. But she politely re-
plied: "I wouldn't talk about the way I carried money
If I were you."
"Oh; there's no danger now; I only go about now
with just enough money to pay my way from place
to place; I keep my money in the bank. Once bit-
tea, twice shy; It is a nuisance, though. having to go
to a bank when you may be miles from it, and I was
always accustomed to carrying money about with me;
can't be helped, however; if a country is infested
with thieves-and I can assure you I think the ban-
Cite the most harmless of the rogues in this territory
-you have to take some precautions, and even a
stocking may not always be a sufficient safeguard:
and of course I don't want to be stripped by any
man. especially in the open air, for that would not be
pleasant-don't you think so?"
"It would probably be most unpleasant-for all
parties," returned Grace smilingly. But she was
getting a trifle impatient Miss Mitchem threatened
to become a bore
"Just what I think myself; well. I must be off to
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ried towards them: she had noticed Miss Mitchem's
hesitation and was determined that, for that afler-
noon and day at any rate, there would be no further
interview. Miss Mitchem therefore continued her
progress, and Grace went out.
Grace related her adventure with the eccentric
lady on her way up to the Liguanea, mentioning how
the latter, in spite of her seeming guilelessness, had
fooled the men who had stopped and robbed her.
This was laughed over at the Club by all who heard
of it, and was widely repeated afterwards. How it
came to the hearing of some of the bandits, no one
ever knew. and perhaps it did not. But a week after-
wards it was reported that a woman walking across
the old Kingston race-course was stopped by a couple
of men, thoroughly searched, and robbed. Then the
men. no doubt having female dependents, had taken
the woman's dress with them and left her to proceed,
in very exiguous attire, to her home. As she emerged
from the race course she was spied by a police-
man whose professional feeling of morality was out-
raged by what almo-t amounted to indecent exposure
on the woman's part. This, he felt, was not the
sort of thing that could be tolerated in a British
community. The race-course had never borne a good
reputation. Moralists writing to the press had fre-


99 Harbour Stieet. Kingitou,
Jaimdica, b.W.I.


quently mentioned it as a haunt of vice and called
upon the police to do something about it. As the
course is over a mile in circumference they could 1ot
exactly suggest that it should be closed up; and it
could not be brilliantly illuminated, for that would
have cost the city far more money than the Munici-
pal Council could dispose of. So these writers in-
sisted, strongly but vaguely, that something should
be done with or to the race-course, and left the mat-
ter there. On this particular night the policeman in
question determined that something should be done
with and to this woman whose frock had been stolen,
taken and carried away, and who evidently had been
in the race-course.
So he arrested her for not. being sufficiently clad
and took her to the nearest station. As she was young
and comely, she attracted the greatest possible atten-
rion from his colleagues in the station; if these were
shocked, they concealed their horror with a remark.
able ability and managed to substitute for it an ex-
pression of something that looked very much like en-
thusiastic admiration. When the woman related what
had happened- to her, the policeman who had effected
her arrest was assured by his superior officer that
he was the biggest fool in the city-which, added the
sergeant, is saying a great deal-and a disgrace to
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ence, had most to do with the cures. But these were
the sceptics.
There came the day when the Prophet proclaimed
that in his latest vision he had been warned or the
approaching destruction of the world when he himself
would be translated to Heaven in a cane-seated chair.
Everything was coming to an end; in the mean-
time it was quite possible for persons with sufficiently
strong faith to fly up to Heaven. He ordered a few
of his followers t, mdke themselves calico wings and
ascend a tree and1 boldly (ast themselves off- they
would fly, he assured them. Great is faith! Tne
wings were made, ir'ee men adurned their arms with
them: in the presence of a breathless crowd they
climbed the tree indicated by Bedward and boldly
launched themselves into the air They were
taken in at the public hospital that same day, suffer.
ing from various serious fractures. Mr. Bedward
regretfully observed that they had not sufficient
faith. It seemed that no one had. For no other
member of his following, though firmly believing in
the rapidly approaching end of all things mundane.
would make any attempt to show the possibility of
flight by faith. And when. a few days after, Mr.
Bedward began his grand and historic march upon
Kingston, with the intention of preaching repent-
ance unto rising, or unto salvation, because ol their
universal destruction which was now due a week
or so hence, he was arrested by the police as a dis-
turber of the peace, committed to an examination by
alienists, and pronounced to be totally and hopelessly
insane.
But he bad put August Town on the map. He
had transformed it iroum a wild and almost uninhab.
cited section of the country into a settlement, sparse-
ly inhabited it is true. yet regarded as a shrine by
many who still hioptd and believed that Lite day
would come wheu the Piophet, bursting the bonds
of the Asylum, would appear at August Town with
a new revelation and 'would restore those precious
reunions at whilh the more you sinned the greater
was the glory of being speedily washed whiter than
snow'. August Town was now a district where people
lied and worked and traded And to this minor
center :if .-o:idi. relhEir.ui and economic activity l had
migrated an East Indian shopkeeper, with the inten-
tion of making a small fortune and then, possibly, of
retiring to his beloved India.
And this ik "hat had happened, this is the story
told at the Liguanea Club by Inspector Might
On the night before-or, strictly speaking, in
the small, silent hours of the morning-the trader
had been awakened by noises in his little shop. He
guessed what was taking place; he got up, armed
himself with a revolver. looked out of the little hab-
ilation in which he slept and which adjoined the
shop. and saw the bandits at work.
They too saw him.
Without a ward they shot him dead!
When Might. in very brief words, announced
what had occurred, there was a spasm of astonihh
ment and horror Farnley especially was terror
struck: his face went white as a sheet. "Murder,"
be gasped. "'Murder! But this has never occurred
before MurNde-i'"
Silence fell upon the group; it lasted some
seconds. Then it was broken by various passionate
exclamations. It was well known that some of those


allied bandits had threatened people with revolvers.
They had even wounded some persons. But never
before had any of them resorted to cold blooded de
liberate homicide, thbi was a new and sinister de-
velopment. this was a threat and a menace of a
l.ind which no one would seriously have contem-
plated. in spite uf what he might have said. These
mysterious criminals were killing now; they had
begun. they would continue without a doubt. A
vision of the unhappy East Indian's body, silent in
death, rose before the eyes of many persons in that
loom.
'"The murderer will never remain undetected,"
-said Farnley. "The fool has sealed his own doom
Murder is always a mistake."
"That is so." agreed Inspector Might. "Ordinary
banditry or highway) manship might not be put down
for some time; but when a man is slain every re-
source of the law is strained to bring his murderer
to justice. These killers will be taken."
"At[ tvo cs Ins.k in thr morning lie was shot, did
you say?" asked Grace.
"At two o'clock.'"
"'About the time I was saying good night to you
at the Myrtle Bank." observed Faruley to her;
"while we were dancing a man was being done to
death." He spoke with more sadness than any there
would have believed him capable of feeling.
"Weeping w.as with us," he continued; "and we
we re jesting as usual about the bandits."
"Thei time for jesting has pas.;ed," said Mr. Pugs-
ley heavil.0 : "'we have g.t to take this tiling more
seriously than we lhat. don: before. Waiter, bring
me a double wthisk: and soda I feel the need of
something to pick me up." Thi, was strange, since
Mr. Pugsley had bI'een pit.king himself up with a eocod
deal of resolution all that afternoon To cive lhim
his due. he nt er refrained from picl:ing himself up
at a party Hle bleiieed in setting a good example
to others.
While waiilug for his double whisky he cave the
benefit of his good advice to the others.
"This. as I have said. isc most set ious," he observ-
ed orac.ularly: "but we must not lose our sense of
proportion. We must not allow ourselves to mourn:
it is only a coolieman. after all. who has been kill-
ed. No doubt his was a precious human life and all
that sort of thing, and I am sorry for him. But these
East Indians do not look at life as we do and they
don't Leem to mind dying as muth as white men do
-funny fellows. So perhaps we may be making
more of it than the man himself would have done if
he had known what was coming. He is not a near
relative, and we have no right to spoil Farnley's
party on his account."
His words were regarded as words of wisdom
-not a usual occurrence. The spirits of the Euest;q
began to revive very rapidly after that. The coolie-
man was dead. no bandit was likely to visit the
Liguanea Club that afternoon, in the meantime there
was tennis, and there were also champagne cock-
tails-. Mr. Pugsley drank his double whisky and
soda and felt remarkably bucked up. He hazarded
the suggestion that if the coolieman had not been
shot he would have died of something else in time.
Mr Pugsley derived much comfort from that truth.
In another fifteen minutes. the company was again
enjoying itself and perhaps more than before because


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of this spicing of tragedy. It is something to feel
that you are still alive when someone else is dead.
Only Inspector Might remained grave. More than
once he remarked with emphasis: "Murder was not
intended by the first bandits; they never tried
it, I am certain. But It was bound to happen You
cannot always control a fire when once you have
lighted it."
Mr. Pugsley considered these remarks in bad
taste. He would have undertaken, at the moment,
to extinguish any tire with double whisky and soda.

CHAPTER NINE

THE POLICE PLANS
M RS. GRACE MARSHALL was going to Montego
Bay for a few days of the wonderful sea-bath-
ing there, and Lionel Farnley had announced that
he too would be taking a trip to the country; he might
see, he said, a cattle property that would suit him;
he hoped so.
"Faruley," observed a Jamaica planter, when
lie heard this. "is the sort of man who will never
see anything to suit him If the laud is good he
won't like the situation: if the situation Is good, he
won't like the land; and if both are good he will dis-
like the climate. The man doesn't need to work for
a living; and that's what's the matter with him. He
can afford to pick and choose, and that's why he is
always refa.iag."
Disappointment may have had something to do
Sitli thiu- remark, lor only the week before that
pl.inter had offered to sell Farnley. for eight thou-
sand uniuds, a property that was well worth three
thousand. Lionel had declined even to go to see the
plate. lie did iin t care for its location. The proprie-
t'r was di-,i.istled What cuuld you make of a man
i hu ileclin-d a bad bargain without even going into
it?
Just nu-,w Lionel was full of enthusiasm for his
gasoliie launii.h, which had come down to him from
New York tla3. or t.'o before. He had ordered it by
cable. mroie use. he contended, should be made of
Kini-,ton Harbour for pleasure purposes, and so he
had sent for this boat, which was bigger than any-
[hing of it, kind except the Harbour Master's launch.
VWhen h, dand ;rate returned to Kingston, he said,
he would niak utip a party and go for a pi'nic on
one of the ca:s near the coast of Jamaici. Tl'e launch
utild stand any breec'e ex,:ept a storm, and he would
show them smthing ,n tu,- .'ay of motor toat ex-
cursions.
Meantime the launch was moored at the Myrtle
Bank Pier. and though Lionel was on the point of
starting out for the country this morning he agreed
to show it tt. Inspector Might and two or three other
fellows who were down at the hotel just then:
Grace, of course, had already been over it.
The gentlemen admired the launch, which was
really a fine thing of its kind, and expressed their
envvy ot Farnley. Ear h of them voiced a wish
to have one, except Inspector Might. who remarked
that if he. a poverty-stricken Inspector of Police,
did own such a launch, he would have to haul it up
on the shore and live in it, and even so he would
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"Jemima." pleaded Mabel tearfully, "don't be
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The corporal, who was now thoroughly enjoying
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Mr. Smatkins himself led the corporal into his
little two-room dwelliug. and it was with a pair of
Mr. Smatkins' trousers, and a jacket belonging to
that same gentleman, that J.,ne- went down to the
detective office an hour later. There were no arrests
Corporal Jones admitted that. being ignorant of the
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CHAPTER EIGHT

MURDER!
LIONEL FARNLEY was giving a party at the Lig-
uanea Club. It was a large party and Lionel
had ordered that everything should be done in the
lest style. There were champagne cocktails and
.:viare sandwiches in addition to the usual tea and
cake and ham sandwiches; and of course you could
have whisky and soda if ynu liked, and, indeed, ani
other drink that the Club stockedd for its members
Some forty per-'ns :nv !re_ at the nart.\. Inspector
Might "as one of them. he v.as off that da\ and
had agreed to' be among Lionel's guests.
The Ligianea Club is one of the social rendez.
.inu- of Kingston and St Andrew. It has a large
n.emlrship. it is nicely situated: but liveliness is
nit. usually one of it.,- outstanding characterilsti-.s
Why this should be so nobody has ever been able
to explain ad-tluately, frr the same people that sit
uimotly sileut in this Club will be jolly and naturally
conversational elsewhere. Someonec ha- suggested
that the site of the Club was once a cemetery. but
the re-eari heN. of Mr. Frank Cuindall. the antiquarian,
has failed to corroborate the suggestion. Mr. Cun-
dall has shown that the land on which the Club is
built was once part ot St. Andrew, which everybody
knew before. and there he has left the matter. But
at any rate he did smash the cemetery theory, even
ie he lid nothing positive to enliven the atmosphere
of this social institution
The Club building is a long structure, mainly
of wood. with the whole of the lower floor open
r, tie freeze. It lihas broad verandah., a fine lawn
fu.r tennis, a golf course, and in the middle distance
of its tennis grounds stands one of the most beauti-
ful and ulagnificeunt mango trees to be seen in all
Jamaica. It is well conducted, it is just next door
to the Knutsford Park racing course; the view from
the east verandahb of the Club is most picturesque.
One sees from that vantage point the sleepy moun.
tains of a great iange with their slopes alternately
lit up by the bright tropical sunlight and steeped in
shadows that shift and melt as you watch them.
Perhaps it is the brooding sense of eternity which
these mountains give that has a quieting effect upon
the spirits of most people who visit the Club. This
feeling of human transience and insignificance, how-
ever, can usually be exorcised by whisky and soda
and a liberal consumption of martini cocktails. In
the course if an afternoon it is thus frequently
exorcised, displaced, and made to take its proper
place in the background of human consciousness.
Man. at the Liguanea Club. by an act of free will.
rendered possible by the existence of spirituous
liquors, can rise superior to Nature. can defy Nature;
hence a party at the Liguanea Club may be a very
bright affair if people will it to be. But a determined
effort has to be made to be bright. Lionel Farnley
was determined that his party should be right.
His refreshment tables were set out in the dance
hall of the Club, which, when there is no dance,
serves as a lounge for the ladies chiefly. Comfort-
able chairs were scattered about. Those persons who
cere not of the party eyed with envy the gay
gathering-the gathering which had now begun to
be gay-and bitterly resented their own dullness.
For that apprehension of the eternal verities, in-
duced by the solemn mountains before their eyes.
was now strong within their souls. They teit angry
that Mr Farnley had not invited them: they hated
him for his omission: the fact that he could not
have all the society of St. Andrew at one function
was not for a moment allowed to bias their judg-
ment in his favour. Each non-invited individual
felt that he at least could and should have been
asked; each little excluded family group was certain
that it could have made no difference if it had been
bidden to this treat. Each one seriously debated
in his or her mind whether he or she should ever
trouble to speak to Farnley again And each one


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watched for an opportunity of speaking to him this
a afternoon.
Some of Lionel's guests were playing tennis,
some were imbibing champagne cocktails, others
were talking; and Lionel himself, who made an ex-
cellent host, was doing his best to make everybody


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turned a deaf ear andt, with tusAhed I'facel., tn)ey ie-
garded one another in miserable di-compou'uie.
Trap's love lur the little savage could not be
disguised and Puna. reading his thought., made him
her abjett slave. On the third night of then journey,
Trap had endeavoured to place a trembling arm
about her -leeping body. but he was rewarded with
a resounding slap on thle ear that made that blush-
nlg rmembei tingle and which caused Garry to
chuckle amusedly to himself. But on this the sev-
enth night of their wandering. Puna had snuggled
close into Trap's delighted embrace and had rested
her trusting head upon his. shoulder. Hence the
man's dilasilination to remove the weight from his1
numbed arm though. from the shoulder down, there
was no life in that member.
When the paling sky betokened the approach of
dawin. Puna stirred and sat up. Trap gentle turned
so that his deadened aim was .lowly dragged toward
him and, aftei vigorous manipulation, during which
Puna stared at him with questioning eyes, the man
felt the warm flow of blood tingling in his fingers
and he smiled into the maiden's dimly-seen fate.
"Puna." he a whispered, and he lovingly stoked
the girl's hand Garry Graeme sighed, half-tuined,
and his steady breathing showed that he -lept sitiound-
ly.
"Puna!" again entreated Trap, and he indicated
with outspread arms that he wished the girl again
to lay her head upon his shouildei. Puna smiled
gently, but she did not resist when the man reach-
ed tiup and drew her warm little body close to his.
S"Puna. I love thee!'"
The maiden said no word, but her arm crept
up until it encircled the man's. neck and she snug-
gled even (loser to his yearning body. Against his
neck her lips rested, and her hot breath intoxicated
the happy mian. Thus they lay when. an hour later.
Carry sat up and looked understandingly upon them,
and he i,nmiled and gently nudged his sleeping hench
* man.
"Bestir thyself. Trap," he cried "The day is
far advanced and we have a long journey ahead of
us Good-morrow. Puna." he said. a- the airl turn.
ed sleepy eyfes upon hini. "Thiou has.t promised
that this night we will set foot within the confines
of Santo Domingo."
P* The girl smiled and then leaped swiftly to her
feet. In a -treamni nearby she laved her face and
then. aided by the adoring Trap. she set about pre.
paring breakfast. The three travellers lived on the
country. in that land of plenty was no lark tof food
and. sn long as the ubiquitous plantain and banana
failed them not. there was no oicasiton ftr worry
as to where their next meal was to come from. On
the low plateau upon which they were encamped
was food in plenty and. before the sun had tipped
the eastern mountains with purple, they were on
their way
Past the ancient ruins of Buenaventura. where
Barthiolomew Columbus had established a fortified
post. the little party cautiously made its wav. These
ruins had. aforetime. sheltered a particularly villain
ous band of thieves and robbers and. thioulih the
bones of the brigands who had n.ue infested it were
as white and hle.iched as the -c.attered fragments
of walls which reflected back the glare of the sun.
the Indian maiden breathed a sieh of relief only
when the plate had been left far behind.





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On a small wooden bill, some three leagues from
the Capital. the wayfarer. rested that afternoon and
from this vautage-point they watched the stin sink to
ieat tar beyond the mountains of Barahona. As the
darkness settled, and thick, evil-looking clouds pour-
ed over the distant hills behind them. Puna h became
nervou- and restive. and her eyes kept turning back
toward the puipling mrountain'-.
"*Thinkept thou that a storm brews?" asked
Carry as a di-.tant peal of thunder broke the sultry
silence il the heated air.
Puna nodded her head and then. as a sudden
stab oft llhtning leaped from peak to peak. she
buried her head in Trap's bosom When she raised
it again she -poke directly to Garry
"'We must leave this hill."' he said. and her
wide eyesi elanced back toward the masay thunder-
clouds "We could not live in tlls exposed place
we.te the huiricanie to overtake us here. We must
inake for the Far below them. and miles awy. twinkled the
light, tof the Capital. The night was already dark
and it promised to be Stygian before long At Puna's
eainest sugge.-tion they continued their journey in
the direction of the cilv and. three h'uirs after they
left the plateau whereon the. had been temporarily)
en-ampted. the full fury ot the hurricane burst upon
them and they toiitered in the lee of a laree rock
until its initial: fury should have spent itself.
They were but a short distan,.e from the city
walls when the storm overtook them. but it was
near dawn before the bedraggled and half-drowned
mortals dually reached the massive fort citations. In
the in'es.sant glare of the lightning Puna found the
spot,. below one ,if the hastion-, which she sought
Nro ioldtier ..halleneed them a.-s they walked below
the wall!. and the trtundied sentry -box. which jutted
frotn the wall immediately over the spot where Puna
finally paused. was. deserted Ni. man lvitug would
voluntarily tace the fuiy of that tempest. and in
the cuard-houiise- the awed Spanish soldiery listen-ed
to tile howl uif the elementts
The girl [ elt about the face of the iUai-inry w rith
exploring titi gr-r' anid heti ompaiinn-. watched her!
actions ciiriou,]y The force ,cf the cale was such
that Garry hadt t- brace hi- body again-t Puna's so
that she might not ie blown away. and Trap, lean-
iice ai ainSt hi-- musketr. held tight to her unoci upied
arnm
"The maid ninst b:- mistaken." -,hnited -a.irry
to Trap. hi-. month pre'-ed close against the other's
eai. "There he no opening heie that a mouse i.ould
,-rawl into!"
Tiap pointed his h-ad aaLinst the wind so that


the rnim of his .-odden hat t.uried tight about his
face.
SShe kuows what she be about, master," he
bellowed. *She--Od's Blu.od! The wall is crumb-
ling'"
Garry'' eye;S opened as % ide as Tiap's as a huge
slab if rock slowi.\ moved under the girl's hands
and di-clo'sed a square black opening into which
the maiden cautiously thrust her head. Her body
followed ai.d. in response to her berkouing hand,
the two men entered the cavern after her. The tun-
nel into whichh the3 had penetrated was low, and
scarce wide enough for them to sit abreast. Dark
a.~ it was before. the sudden swinging of the stone
bha.k into position left tht-m iti pitchy blackness, and
neither Trap nor Garr\ dared move for fear of sud-
den pitfall.- in the pas.-sa e before them.
**Will y,.u strike a licht. senior?" asked the girl
a- -he felt about in the darkness and located her.
(iinipaniori. "I know not in what direction the tun-
nel winds."
Garry felt abliiit hi-, clothes and produce,] his
fliit and -teel. Behind the stone rempart of their
prison the thunder grumbled and rowled incessant-
ly.
"I i.annot!" gasped the Scotsman, and a sudden
fear a-, ailed him. "I can do nought but pro.lu,:e
the -park. See-the tow is wet and will not ig-
nite' '

CHAPTER NINE

THE STORM

D ARKNESS (l.-ed ab..ut Joan like a, material
thin. ant the heavy .Iloseness of the night made
the exelion .-,f running intolerable She stopped be-
-ide a bush in the garden, a bush whose mass she
ito lil not q .-. but %whose thi.'kl3 limbed branches
held her panting b.idy erect as shie collapsed against
it. and whose liiossnnms gave forth a cloyingly sweet
*'i]'tiur.
Behind her tori:he, gleamed in the darkness.
pualiti at time-, as broad sheets of lightning swept
a'.lr.,'- the l'id-.i.udded sky. but ever coming near-
er. A .lh (.hiked her as :he swayed against the
enratle support of the flowering bush and, her great
ft;ir lending -irenith to her bruised and tired body,
shp dashed madly roiard where. in the infinitesimal
tine during wh.hich a flash of lightning lasted, she had
seen the outlines of a cate.
Liw vine-, caught her ankles and tripped her,
blit she sprang tI, her feet. A thorny bush clung to
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no reason for supposing them to be friendly toward
him.
The taller of the two, a black-bearded, broad-
shouldered man, whose pockmarked features were
marred by the fact that he had no nose, panted,
noisily ahead of his companion, and Garry noted
with a pang of envy that the ruffian wore a gold-
mounted sword at his waist. That the strangers
were English was evinced by the foul oaths with
which each interlarded his conversation as they
hoarsely whispered with one another. That they
were pirates Garry had not the ligbtest doubt, and
he determined to tread warily until he should as-
certain what their intentions towa