Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 272, Ed. 1, Saturday, May 15, 1909 Page: 4 of 6
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ruen yon nave seen ner'more" than
"Yes; more than twice even."
Then you must tell me wherein we
re alike; I should reauy nice 10
1 have told you I can't; It's beyond
y poor powers l win ten you uus
'That I think you both delightful."
1 am disappointed in you. I thought
ou a man of courage Mr. Donovan."
"Even brave men falter at the can
"You are undoubtedly an Irishman
'"Mr. Donovan. I am sorry wc shan't
1 1 have any more tennis."
"Yon have said so Miss Holbrook
She laughed and then glanced to-
ward the brown figure of Sister Mar-
garet and was silent for a moment
while the old clock on the stale
boomed out the half-hour and was an-
swered cheerily by the pretty tinkle
of the chapel chime. I counted four
poppy leaves that fluttered free from
a. howl on the book shelf above her
f lead and lazily fell to tho floor at her
u. . . - . . f j iai.H( ...
jf 1 nan nopea sue saiu mat ne
"were good friends Mr. Donovan.
"I have bellevey tnat we were Miss
"You must see that this situation
must terminate that we are now at a
crisis. You can understand I need
not tell you how fully my sympathies
lie with my father; It could not be
"That is only natural. I have noth-
ing to say on that point"
""And you can understand too that
it has not been easy for me to be de-
pendent upon Aunt Pat. You don't
linow I have no Intention of talking
against her but you can't blame me
for thinking her hard a little hard on
"I am sorry very sorry that you
should have these troubles Miss Hol-
orook." "I know you are" she replied eager-
ly and her eyes brightened 'Your
sympathy ha3 meant so much to Aunt
Pat and me. And now before worse
things happen "
"Worse things must not happen!"
"Then we must put an end to It all
Mr. Donovan. There is only one way.
Sly father will never leave here until
Aunt Pat has settled with him. And
it Is his right to demand It" she hur-
ried on. "I would have you know that
he Is not as black as he has been
painted. He has been his own worst
nemy; and Uncle Arthur's ill doings
must not be charged to him. But he
lias been wrong terribly wrong in his
conduct toward Aunt Pat. I do not
deny that and he does not. Butjt is
-only a matter of money and Aunt Pat
lias plenty of it; and there can be no
question of honor between Uncle Ar-
thur and father. It was Uncle Arthur's
act that caused all this trouble; fa-
ther has told me the whole story. Quite
likely father would make no good use
of his money I will grant that. But
think of the strain of these years on
all of us; think of what It has meant
to me to have this cloud hanging over
my life! It is dreadful beyond any
-wop's it is hideous; and I can't stand
it any longer not another week not
another day! It must end now and
Her tear-filled eyes rested upon me
pleadingly and a sob caught
throat as she tried to go on.
"But " I began.
"Please please'" she broke in
touching her handkerchief to her eyes
and smiling; annealingly. "I am ask
ing very little of you after all." j
"Yes it is little enough but it seems
to me a futile interference. If your j
lather would go to her fiimself if you
would take him to her that strikes
me as the better strategy of the mat-
ter." "Then am I to understand that you
will not help; that you will not do this
for us for-me?"
"I am sorry to have to say no. Miss
Holbrook" I replied steadily.
"Then I regret that I shall have to
So further; I must appeal to you us a
personal matter purely. It is not
easy; but if we are really very good
She glanced toward Sister Margaret
then rose and walked out upon the ter-
race. "You will hate me " She began
smiling wanly the tears bright in her
eyes; and she knew that It was not
easy to hate her. "I have taken
money from Mr. Gillespie for mv fa-
aute x came nere. re is a large
sura and when my father-left here h
went away to spend it to waste It
It is all gone and worse than gone. I
must pay that back I must not be
suador obligations to Mr. Gillespie It
was wronsr. it was very wrong of me
Imt I was distracted half crazed by
my father's threats of violence against
A.unt Pat against us all. I am sure
that you can see how I came to do it.
.And now you are my friend; will you
ielD me?" and she broke off smiling
tearful her back to the balustrade her
. liand at her side lightly touching it.
She had confidence I thought in the
sower of tears as she slipped her
Saiiriirerrfitef into her sleeve and
irauca mr me to answer.
"Of course Mr. Gillespie only loaned
you the money to help you over a dif-
ficulty; in some way that must be
cared for. I like him; he is a fellow of
good impulses. I repeat that I be-
lieve this matter can be arranged
readily enough by yourself and your
father. My- intrusion would only
make a worse muddle of your affairs.
Send for your father and let him go
to your aunt In the right spirit; and
I believe that an hour's talk will settle
"You seem to have misunderstood
my purpose in coming here Mr. Dono-
van" she answered coldly. "I asked
your help not your advice I have
even thrown myself on your mercy
and you tell me to do what you know
"Nothing Is so Impossible as tho
present attitude of your father. Until
that is changed your aunt would be
doing your father a great injury by
giving him this money.'.'
"And as for me " and her eyes
blazed "as for me" she said choking
"Don't Say 'Must Not' to Me If You
with anger "after I have opened this
page of my life to you and you have
elven me your fatherly advice
as for me I will show you and Aunt
Pat and all of them that what cannot
be done one way may- be done In an-
other. If I say tho word and let the
law takes its course with my uncle
that man who brought all these trou-
bles upon us you may have the Joy
of knowing that it was your fault
your fault Mr. Donovan!"
"I beg cf you do nothing! If you
will not bring your father to Miss Pat
please let me arrange the meeting."
"He will not listen to you. He looks
upon you as a meddler; and so do I
"But your uncle you must not you
would not!" I cried .terror-struck to
see how fate drew her toward the pit
fall from which I hoped to save her.
"Don't say 'must not' to me If you
please!" she flung back; but when
she reached the door she turned and
said calmly though her eyes still
"1 suppose It Is not necessary for me
' tn nslr that vnn rnnsider what I have
"It is. quite unnecessary 1 saw nor
knowing whether I loved or pitied ner
most; and my wits were busy trying
to devise means of saving her the
heartache her Ignorance held In store
She called to Sister Margaret in her
brightest tone and when I had walked
with them to St. Agatha's gate she
bade be good-by with quite as demure
and Christian an air as the sister her-
self. CHAPTER XX.
The Touch of Dishonor.
I was meditating my course over a
cheerless luncheon when Gillespte was
announced. He lounged Into the dm-
Inc room drew his chair to the table
and covered a biscuit with camembert
with his usual Inscrutable air.
"I think It is better" he said delib-
eratimdy. "to be an ass than a fool.
Have you any views on the subject?"
"None my dear Buttons. I have
been called both by shrewd men."
"So have I if the worst were known
and they offered proof! Ah more and
more I see that we were born for each
other Donovan. I was once so im-
pressed with the notion that to be a
fool was to be distinguished that I
conceived the Idea of forming a Noble
Order of Serene and Incurable Fools.
I elected myself the grand and most
worthy master feeling safe from com-
petition. News of the matter having
gone forth many persons of the high-
est standing wrote to me recommend
ing their friends for membership. Mj
correspondence soon engaged three
typewriters and I was obliged to get
the post-office department to help me
break the chain. A few humble souls
applied on their own hook for consid-
eration. These I elected and placed In
the first class. You would be sur-
prised to know hnw tnnnv nannlo tlix
am cnronic joiners wrote la absent-
mindedly lor application blanks fear
ing to be left out of a good thing.
United States senators were rather
common on the list and there were
three Kovernors; a bishop wrote to
propose a brother bishop of whose
merits he spoke In the warmest terms.
Many- newspapers declared that the
society filled a long-felt want. I re-
ceived invitations to speak on the
uses and benefits of the order from
many learned bodies. The thing began
to bore me and when my official sta-
tionery was exhausted I issued a fare-
well address to my troops and dis-
solved the society. But it's a great
gratification to me my dear Donovan
that we quit with a waiting list"
"There are times Buttons when you
cease to divert me. I'm likely to be
very busy for a few days. Just what
can I do for you this afternoon?"
"Look here old man you're not
"No; I'm rarely angry; butlm often
"Then your brutal insinuation shall
not go unrewarded. Let me proceed.
But first how are your ribs?"
"Sore and a trifle stiff but I'm com-
"As I understand matters Irishman
there Is no real difference between you
and me except in the matter of a cer-
tain lady. Otherwise we might com-
bine our forces in the Interest of these
"You are quite right. You came
here to say something; go on and be
done with it"
TTa Anftlv pnvprofl nuntTipr hlspnlfr
with the cheese of whose antiquity he
"I say Donovan between old sol-
dier friends what were you doing up
there on the creek last night?"
"Studying the landscape effects by
starlight It's a habit of mine. Your
own presence there might need ac-
counting for if you don't mind."
"I will be square about it I met
Helen quite accidentally as I left this
house and she wanted to see her fa-
ther. I took her over there and we
found Henry. He was up to some
mischief you may know what it was.
Something had gone wrong with him
and he was in all kinds of a bad hu-
mor. Unfortunately you got the bene-
fit of some of It."
"I will supply you a link in the
night's affairs. Henry had been to see
his brother Arthur.
Gillespie's face fell and I saw that
he was greatly surprised.
"Humph! Helen didn't tell me that."
"The reason Henry came here was
to look for his brother. That's how he
rparhpd this niapp. ahpari nf Miss Pat -
and Helen. And I have learned some-
thing It makes no difference how but
it was not from the ladies at St. Aga-
tha's I learned last night that the
key of this whole situation Is in your
own hands Gillespie. Your father was
swindled by the Holbrooks; which
He was at once sane and serious !
and replied soberly: j
"I never doubted that It was Arthur.
It he wasn't guilty why did he run
away? It was a queer business and
father never mentioned It Henry gave
out the impression that my father had
taken advantage of Holbrook Brothers
and forced their failure; but father
shut up and never told me anything."
"But you have the notes "
"Yes but I'm not to open them yet
f can't tell you about that now." He
grew red and played with his cravat
"Where are they?" I asked.
'I've just had them sent to me;
they're In the bank at Annandale.
There's another thing you may not
know. Old man Holbrook who lived
to be older than the hills left a pro-
vision in his will that adds to the com-
plications. Miss Pat may have men-
tioned that stuff in her father's will
about the honor of the brothers "
"She just mentioned It Please tell
me what you know of It"
He. took out his pocket-book and
read me this paragraph from a news-
And the said one million dollars herein-
before specifically provided for shall aft-
er the lapse of ten years be divided be-
tween my said eons Henry and Arthur
Holbrook share and share alike; but if
either of my said sons shall have been
touched by dishonor through his own
act as honor is accounted reckoned and
valued among men my said daughter Pa-
tricia to be the sole judge thereof then
h shall forfeit his share of said amount
thus withheld and the whole of said sum
of .one million dollars shall be adjudged
to belong to the other son.
Gillespie lighted a cigarette and
smoked quietly for several minutes
and when he spoke it was with deep
"I love that girl Donovan. . I be-
lieve she cares for me or would if she
"could get out of all these entangle-
ments. I'm almost ready to burn that
packet and tell Miss Pat she's got to
settle with Henry and be done with it
Let him spend his money and die la
disgrace and go to the devil; anything
is better than all this secrecy and mys-
tery that enmeshes Helen. I'm going
to end it; I'm going to end it!"
We had gone to the library and he
threw himself down in the chair from
which she had spoken of him so short
a time before that I seemed still to
feel her presence In the room.
"Cheer up lad! If we can't untie
the knot we'll lose no time cutting the
string. There may be some iun in
this business before we get through
I began telling him of some of my
own experiences and won him to a
cheerier mood. When we came round
to the Holbrooks again his depression
had passed and we were on the best
"But there's one thing we can't get
away from Donovan. I've got to pro-
tect Helen; don't you see? I've got to
take care of her whatever comes."
"But you can't take care of her fa-
ther. He's hopeless."
I could give him this money my-1
self couldn't I? I can do it and I've There was no question as to the ani--about
concluded tba.VI ought to do it" rnant ho discussion: she wished me
-Mat mat wouier s a waste it
would be like giving whisky to a
drunkard. Money has beea at the bot-
tom of all this trouble."'
Gillespie threw up his hands with &
gesture of helplessness.
"I shall undoubtedly lose such wits
as I have It we don't get somewhere
in this business pretty soon. But
Donovan there's something I want to
ask you. I don't like to speak of it
but when we were coming away from
that Infernal Island after our scrap
with the dago there were two people
walking on the bluff a man and a
woman and the woman was nearest
us. She seemed to be purposely put-
ting herself In the man's way so we
couldn't see him. It didn't seem pos-
sible that Helen could be there but?"
He clearly wished to be assured
and I answered at once:
"I saw them; it couldn't have been
Helen. It was merely a similarity of
figure. I couldn't distinguish her face
at all. Very likely they were Port An-
"I thought so myself" he replied
evidently relieved. It did not seem
necessary to tell1 him of Rosalind at
Red Gate; that was my secret and I
was not yet ready to share It.
'"I've got to talk to somebody and
I want to tell you something Donovan.
I can't deny that there are times when
Helen doesn't seem well all that I
have thought her at other times.
Sometimes she seems selfish and hard
and all that. And I know she hasn't
treated Miss Pat right; it isn't square
for her to take Ml3s Pat's bounty and
then work against her. But I make
Of 'course I acquiesced wishing
to cheer him. "So do I. She has been
hard put la this business. And a man's
love can't always be at par or a wom-
an's either! The only thing a man
ought to exact of the woman he mar-
ries is that she put up a cheerful
breakfast-table. Nothing else counts
very much. Start tho day right hand
him his gloves and a kind word at the
front door as he sallies forth to the
day's battle and constancy and devo-
tion will be her reward. I have spoken
words of wl3dom. Harken O Chief
Button-Maker of the World!"
Good humor mastered him again
and he grinned his delightful boyish
"I'll tell you what I'll do for you my
lad" I said. "I'll arrange for you to
see Helen to-night! You shall meet
and talk and dance with her at Port
Annandale casino. In the most conven-
tianal way In the world with me" for
! chaperon. By reason of being Mr.
Glenarm's guest here I'm ex officio a
member of the club. I'll manage
ovprvth np. Mis? Hat snail Know nuiii-
Ing all on one condition only."
"Well name your price."
"That you shall not mention family
affairs to her at all."
"God knows I shall be delighted to
escape them!" His eyes brightened
and he clapped his hands together. "I
owe her a pair of gloves on an old
wager l nave tnem in ine vinage anu
will bring them over to-night" he said;
but deception was not an easy game
for'hlm. I grinned and he colored.
"It's not money Donovan" he said
as hurt as a misjudged child. "I won't
He to you. I was to meet her at St.
Agatha's pier to-night to give her the
"You shall have your opportunity
but those meetings on piers won't do.
I will hand her over to you at the
casino at nine o'clock. I suppose I
may have a dance or two?"
"I suppose so" he said so grudging-
ly that I laughed aloud.
"Remember the compact; try to
have a good time and don't talk of
' trouble!" I enjoined as we parted.
A Blue Cloak and a Scarlet.
Miss Pat asked me to dine at St
Agatha's that night. The message
came unexpectedly a line on one of
those quaint visiting-cards of hers
brought by the gardener; and when I
had penned my acceptance I at once
sent the following message by Ijlma
to the boat-maker's house at Red
"To Rosalind at Red Gate: It Is Im-
portant for you to appear with me at the
Port Annandale casino to-night and to
meet Reginald Gillespie there. He Is
pledged to refer In no way to family af-
fairs. If he should attempt to you need
only remind him of his -promise. He will
imagine that you are some one else so
please be careful not to tax his Imagina-
tion too far. There Is much at stake
which I will explain later. You are to re-
fuse nothing that he may offer you. I
shall come Into the creek with the launch
and call for you at Kea liate.
THE IRISHMAN AT GLEN ARM.
"The casino dances are very Informal. !
A plain white gown and a few ribbons.
But don't omit your emerald." j
I was not sure where this project
would lead me but I committed myself
to It with a "fair conscience. I reached
St Agatha's just as dinner was an-
nounced and we went out at once to
the small dining room used by the sis-
ter In charge during vacation where I
faced Miss Pat with .Helen on one
hand and Sister Margaret on the oth-
er. They were all in good humor even
Sister Margaret proving less austere
than usual and it Is not too much to
say that we were a merry party. Helen
led me with a particular intention to
talk of Irish affairs and avowed her
own unbelief in the capacity of the
Irish for self-government
"Now Helen!" admonished Miss
Pat as our debate waxed warm.
"Oh do not spare me! I could not
be shot to pieces In a better cause!"
"The trouble with you people" de-
clared Helen with finality "is that
you have no staying qualities. The
smashing of a few heads occasionally
satisfies your islanders then down go
the necks beneath the yoke. You are
incapable of prolonged war. Now even
the Cubans did better; you must admit
that Mr. Donovan!"
She met my eyes with a challenge.
to unaerstkna tnat mere was war Be
tween us and that with no. great falta
In my wit or powers of endurance she
was setting herself confidently to tfc
business of defeating my purpose. Ana
I must confess that I liked it in her!
"If we had you for an advocate our
flag would undoubtedly rule the seas.
"I dip my colors" she replied "only
to the long-enduring not to the valiant
"A lady of high renown" I mused
aloud while Miss Pat poured the cof-
feet " a lady of your own name was
once more or less responsible for a lit-
tle affair that lasted ten years about
the walls of a six-gated city."
"I wasn't named for her! No sugar
to-night please Aunt Pat!"
I stood with her presently by an
open window of the parlor looking out
upon the night Sister Margaret had
vanished about her household duties;
Miss Pat had taken up a book with the
rather obvious intention of leaving u3
to ourselves. I expected to start at
eight for my rendezvous at Red Gate
and my ear was alert to the chiming
of tho chapel clock. The gardener had
begun his evening rounds and paused
in the walk beneath us.
"Don't you think" asked Helen
"that the guard is rather ridiculous?"
"Yes but it pleases my medieval In-
stincts to imagine that you need de-
fenders. In the absence of a moat the
gardener combines in himself all the
apparatus of defense. Ijima is hl3
"And you I suppose the grand strat-
egist and field marshal."
"At least that!"
"After this morning I never ex-
pected to ask a favor of you; but if in
my humblest tone "
"Certainly. Anything within reason."
"I want you to take me to -the
casino to-night to the dance. I'm tired
of being cooped up here. I want to
hear music and see new faces."
"Do pardon me for not having
thought of it before! They dance over
there every Wednesday and Saturday
night I'm sorry that to-night I have
an engagement but won't you allow
me on Saturday?"
She was resting her arms on the
hiKh sill.gazlng out upon the lake. I
stood near watching her and as she
sighed deeply my heart ached for her;
but in a moment she turned her head
swiftly with mischief laughing in her
"You. have really refused! You have
positively declined! You plead anoth
er engagement! This is a place where
one's engagements are burdensome."
"This one happens to be Important'
She turned round with her back to
"We are eternal foes; we are fight
ing it out to a finish; and it is better
that way. But Mr. Donovan I haven't
played all my cards yet.
i "I look uron vou as a resourceiui
person and I shall be prepared for the
worst. Shall we say Saturday night
for the dance?"
I "No!" she exclaimed tossing her
J head. "And let me have the satisfac-
tJnn nf tfllinir vnn that I could not
have gone with you to-night anyhow.
I found Ijima ready with the launch
at Glenarm pier and after a swift
flight to the Tippecanoe knocked at
' the door of Red Gate. Arthur Hol-
brook admitted me and led the way
to the room where as his captive I
had first talked with him.
"We have met before" he said smil- (
Ing. "I thought you were an enemy at.j
that time. Now Lhelieve l may-count
you a friend." I
"Yes; I should like to prove myseu
vour friend. Mr. Holbrook.
"Thank you" he said simply; and
we shook hands. "You have taken an
interest In my affairs so my daughter
tells me. She Is very dear to me-
sne is all I have left; you can under-
stand that I wish to avoid Involving
her in these family difficulties."
"I would cut off my right hand be-
"I Am Tired of Being uoopea up
lore i woum nan. uijiiuu6 juu ui w and Kosanna stepped out in goon
Mr. Holbrook" I replied earnestly. spirits catching up and humming the
"You have a right to know why I wish waltz tnat jng down upon us from
her to visit the casino with me to- tne ciUDhouse.
night. I know what she does not ..Lady. j sald ..jet ns see what
know what only two other people andg we aaa dlsC0Ter
know; I know why you are here. j j tQ feel t?TTMy wicked bat
"I am very sorry; I regret It very j reaj2j. never felt cheerfuller in my
much" he. said without surprise but j llfe . she averred- But j have one
with deep feeling. He would have embarrassment!"
said more but I Interrupted him. "Welirand we. paused while she
"As far as I am concerned no one : d d the hood her Eh0Uider3.
else shall ever know. The persons .. shM j caU ms BeiltIemanr
who know the truth about you are J Hyrjat doeg ghe caU hm? rm b!est
your brother and yourself. Strangely f r j calI h5m Button3 usuaUy;
enough Reginald Gillespie does i not . KnIght o the Rueful countenance
know. Your sister has not the slight- m ht se hut nkeb. sbe cals
est idea of it. Yonr daughter I as- b-
snme has no notion of it" J (Continued on page 4)
"No! no!" he exclaimed eagerly.! tv- tt7 WRAIn
"Shabasnotinown: she has believed ADVERTISE IN THK HhRALD
wlftt I Safe' toia aerr wa now
must never know how stupid -half
mad. I have beea."-
"To-night" I "your iaugfctoe
and I will gain possession of the forged
notes. Gillespie will give them toner;
and I should like to hold them tor
day or two."
He was naclng the floor and at this
wheeled upon me with doubt and sus
picion clearly written on his race
"But I don't see how you can man
"Mr. QUIesple is Infatuated with your
"With Helen who is with my sister
at St Agatha's."
"I have promised Gillespie that he
shall see her to-night" at the casino
dance. Your sister is very muer
against him and he is mortally afraid
His father really acted very de
cently when you know the truth. But
I don't see how this Is to be managed.
should like to possess myself or
those papers but not at too great a
cost More for Rosalind's sake than
my own now I should have them."
"You may not know that youraaugn-
ter and her cousin are as like as two
human beings can be. I am rather put
to it myself to tell them apart."
"Their mothers were much alike
but they were distinguishable. If you
are proposing a substitution of nosa-
Hnd for Helen I should say to have a
care of it. You may deceive a casual
acquaintance but hardly a lover."
"I have carried through worse ad-
ventures. Those documents must not
get Into into unfriendly hands! I
have pledged myself that Miss Patricia
shall be kept free from further trouble
and much trouble lies in those forged
notes If your brother gets them. But
I hope to do a little more than protect
your sister; I want to get you all out
of .your difficulties. There Is no rea-
son for your remaining In exile. - You
owe it to your daughter to go back to
civilization. And your sister needs
you. You saved your brother once;
you will pardon me for saying that
you owe him no further-mercy."
He thrust his hands into his pockets
and paced the floor a moment before
"You are quite right. But I am sure
you will be very careful of my little
girl; she Is all I have quite all I
He went to the halt and called her
and bowed with a graceful old-fashioned
courtesy that reminded me of
Miss Pat as Rosalind came" into the
"Will I do gentlsmen all?" she
asked gayly. "Do I look the fraud I
She threw off a long scarlet cloak
that fell to her heels and stood before
us In white it was as though she had
stepped out of flame. She turned
slewly round with head bent submit-
ting herself for our inspection.
Her gown was perfectly simple high
at the throat and with sleeves that
clasped her wrists. To my masculine
eyes it was of the same piece and pat-
tern as the gown in which I had left
Helen at St Agatha's an hour before.
"I think I read doubt in your mind"
she laughed. "You must not tell me
now that you have backed out; I shall
try it myself if you are weakening. I
am anxious for the curtain to rise."
"There Is only one thing: I suggest
that you omit that locket I dined
with her to-night so my memory Is
She unclasped the tiny locket that
hung from a slight band of velvet at
her throat and threw It aside; and her
father who was not I saw wholly
reconciled to my undertaking held the
cloak for her and led the way with a
lantern through the garden and down
to the waterside and along the creek
to the launch where Ijima was In
readiness. We quickly embarked and
the launch stole away through the nar-
row shores Holbrook swinging his lan-
tern back and forth in good-by. I had
lingered longer at the boat-maker's
than I intended and as we neared the
upper lake and the creek broadened
Ijlma sent the launch forward at full
speed. When we approached Battle
Orchard I bade him stop and hiding
our lantern I took an oar and guided
the launch quietly by. Then we went
on Into the upper lake at a lively clip.
Rosalind sat quietly In the bow the
hood of her cloak gathered about her
I was taking steering directions
from Ijima but as we neared Port An-
nandale I glanced over my shoulder to.
. mark the casino pier lights when
I Rosalind sang out:
"Hard aport hard!"
I obeyed and we passed within oar's
length of a sailboat which showing
no light but with mainsail set was
loafing leisurely before the light west
wind. As we veered away I saw a
man's figure at the wheel; another fig-
ure showed darkly against the cuddy.
"Hang out your lights!" I shouted.
angrily. But there was no reply.
"The Stiletto" muttered Ijima start-
ing the engine again.
"We must look out for her going
back" I said as we watched the sloop
merge into shadow.
The lights of the casino blazed
cheerily as we drew up to the pier.
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Wheeler, Mrs. Jesse O. Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 272, Ed. 1, Saturday, May 15, 1909, newspaper, May 15, 1909; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth148003/m1/4/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .