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THE

CHARLATANS

BERT

TAYLOR

LESTON

"WITH

BY

ILLUSTRATIONS

BREHM

GEORGE

NEW

YORK

"

GROSSET
PUBLISHERS

DUNLAP

Copyright

The

1906

Compant

Bobbs-Merrill

OCTOBEE

APR

1968

'"^'''^fSnY TOHO^
OF

CONTENTS
CHAPTER

II
III

Brim

Rivert

the

By

Southward

18

.....

Which

In

"

Princess

Our

Sets

Up

Establishment

Modest
IV

and
V

Concerning

People
VI
VII
VIII
IX
X

XI

Arthur

Mr.

Old

An

Who

Touching

and

XIV
XV

61
76

Woman

New

86
.

of Minor
the

102

Importance

Goose

.110

In

Clatter of Musical

With

Rules

Literature

Shop ;
Succeeding in

for

Which

Maids

Two

The

Hair

Critic

to the

The

of

Making

Mrs.

Addison

.147

Post
.

Again

Gown
.

Musicale

Westfe

122

.134?

Emerald

Cabochon

The

Some

Down

Let

XIII

Some

Their
XII

Parnassus

to

Matters

There

Were

Way

Prince

The

and

Religion and

Broad

The

46

West

Concert,

Erdmann

Rudolf

Introducing Doctor

33

159

.172
.182

XVI
XVII

Further

In Which
to

XVIII

of the

Young

Gentleman

Advise

Penumbras

Musicale

Account

Young

Presumes

206

Lady

of Proximate

195

221

Events
.

XIX

In Which

Our

New

Leaf

Princess

Turns

Over

.236
.

CO'STEl^TS"

XX
XXI

in

"Love

Continued

Valley"

the

Substance

the

Containing

249
of

Several

Letters

260
....

XXII
XXIII

"The
A

Maying"

Queenfe

and

Rhapsody

269
.

Farewell

279
.

XXIV

In

Which,
Madame

Other

Among
Jesurin

Interesting

Things,

Makes

an

Discovery

291
.

XXV

The

is

Gentleman
XXVI

of

Happiness

The

Gentleman
XXVII

In

Which

XXIX
XXX
XXXI

is

Karl

Considered

Certain

Apparently
Geist

Young

Makes

Change

The

Camp

The

Lantern

The

Love

in

305

Young
Decided

314

Call

Casual
XXVIII

Seriously
of

Happiness

Certain

325

the
the

on

334

Programme

Popple

345

Bearer

357
368

Quest
.

XXXII

XXXIII

In

"

Which
And

the
the

Prince

Sleeping

Comes"

Beauty

378
Awakens

386

DORNROSCHEN

In

the

hall

great

round

Hedged

fears,

Within,

soul

And

lies

all
soul

And

all
For

For

Prince

alone
the

Waiting
hush

alone

broods

One

One

hour

Thorns

The

Innocence.

warders

when

light

feet

his

light
of

Fear
?

press

the

coming
feet
the

kiss.

defense.
kiss,

defense.
on

his

ah,

who

way.

to

who

castle

roses

the

castle

castle

hall

give

to

stair
room.

say

stair !

bloom.

press

dare.

can

Doubt

and

into

way.

Doubt

Ah,

say!

can

his

on

and

when

Fear

of

"

singing

of
But

years.

Innocence

free, and

all thorns

his

singing

but

wake;

thorn

the

Castle

wake

his

with

hour

Castle

fears;

miss.

miss

thorn

awakening

thread

and

rose-leaf

his

all thorns
to

comes

The

and

shall

shall

the

years.

doubts

awakening

path

free, and

heart

comes

The

the

his

thread

over

to

comes

comes

path

may

may

hush

One

thither

and

over

free, heart

free,

maiden

thither

Prince

Care

Care

of

the

broods

one

One

the

rose-leaf

the

sleeping through

one

one

thorns

one

the

save

intense.

grave,

sleeping through

save

Waiting

and

doubts

maiden

of

thorns

silence

with

lies

Innocence,

"

round

Hedged

Castle

with

without,

Her

Her

of

dare

his

with

Thorns
For

him

the

For

the

Till

Within,
rose

the

the

great

of

Trust
of

of

thorns

slumbers
hall

silence

through
of

Faith

Castle

unfold:

doubts

the

Heart
the

doubts

grave,
the
Innocence.

Gold.

of

Heart

and

maiden

room

the

through

of

unfold.

Faith

give

maiden

slumbers

without,
soul

Prince

Prince

soul

and

Trust
hall

of

bloom:

roses

castle

thorns

young

rose

then

In

the

the

Her

Her

flowers

then

Before

Till

young

the

him

the

of

Before

of

flowers

warders

The

into

coming

and
of

fears.
Gold

tranquil

and

years.

fears.

intense.

tranquil

years

CHARLATANS

THE

CHARLATANS

THE

CHAPTER

Princess

EIVEB,

THE

BY

Hope

'claspedround

her

the

by

sat

knees, a

BRIM

look

hands

brim, her

river's
in her

call the

we

eyes

far-away.
Princess
not

Hope,

real

it may

Princess.

jewel-broidered;her
wayward

coil of

Her

hair

or

not

the

encounters

was

not

Princess
among

the

face

green
one

spun
of

terrace
sees

at once,

of

not

was

gown

chestnut, innocent

face, profiledagainst
was

well be owned

as

was

silk and

gold, but
ornament;
of

in books

her

cascade,
of

faery,

portraitsof existingroyalty.
1

THE

would, perhaps, first

You

otherwise

Quite

remark

the

cleft and

lips between, hinting of

ardent,

other

unusual
Her
a

would

her

at

by

Hope

Winston;

was

daughter. Then,
did
inquire,

wide

hand.

then,

Why,

little Alice

sister

world

their

purple

"

We

child

down

elders

title

life,

"Princess"?

explanation

an

bestowed

was

child

romantic

into

little valley,to
a

handsome

chariot

to

in

on

whose

by fairy tales unnumbered,

drawn
I dare

steeds,or birds, or butterflies.

pinned the

the

adventuring forth

Hope

beyond

side, in

ing."

you

maintain

station

her

suspect

the

Winston,

shortly afterward, with


her

face,

an
interesting,

an

why

not

you

glowing fancy, nourished


imaged

long

face.
name

close

all events,

daring.

and

would

face, some

decision
in-

responsively

fair

at

so;

vary

farmer's

you

beautiful

say.

opinions

feature's

tempered by spiritualbrow

were

throat-line, wistfully advanced.


would

chin; here

nature

whicH

nose,

so.
confidently

"

rounded

lurked, questioningthe
Full

the

line of it adventurous

large,the

was

CHARLATANS

it,she would

"pretend"

the

return, very

king's
by
say

son

by

snow-white
that

admit

well, and

with

sister that

rode

as

great

if you

"p'tendat

best

pedestrianfancy.
Always

it

was

the

elder
2

in

the

chariot.

dream
a

in the

Hope,

fairies

which
as

shield
some

or

have

you

need

you
a

discretion

in

believes

her

who
In

remarked

have

than

more

amiability and

gentle bearing.

inquiredof
the

knew

morning

summer

her the way

to

he

that

directed

him

in the brook

water.

How

head!

when

how

the

jealous road

his

sight.

The

conceit

the

"

well

with

lightlyher
;

how

man

(He

feigned

but

her.)

How

all

voice

her

members
re-

and

one,

stream.

she,

as

^he heard

young

crooked

trout

speak

tripped away

she

And

well

as

modesty,

he encountered

certain

might

sweetly she

earth

country quite

ignorance

their
writer

The

must

you

changeling

these

recognizedby

to be

are

the

peasantry
of

Princesses, who

peasant,

daughter.

own

one

to years

grow
honest

some

the

among

would

pride of station,

she may

his very

to be

ies,
fair-

astrologer,change

court

of

family

excursions

your

by

cradle,that

the

with

sort

they

when

and

against self-love

in the

ily,
fam-

every

just the

"

informed,

dire evil forecast

in

experimenting. For

of
be

not

Princess

the little one


of

fond

are

such

one

know)

to

reason

of little Alice, was

eyes

is

superiorbeing (there
as

BRIM

RIVER'S

THE

BY

day

little feet touched

high
stared

suddenly and

she

held

her

after, until
hid

her

from

of

the Prince
3

and

chariot

gave

Alice

CHARLATANS

THE

deal

innocent

of

considers

one

the

pleasure, and

eighteen,and

is not.''

associated

not

splendor of

in

abstraction
it

she

surface
as

"

harm.

her

She

was

day

of

meet

us

was

purple chariots, or

sort; he existed

Prince

was

which

as

"

some

with

Hope

years.

notions

might

mind

her

of the Prince

not

was

Prince

any

for

romantic

wrought by fairy

of

pennyworth

own

^but the

"

quite sensible

her

without

not

mischief

enormous

tales,did nobody

fortunately,when

of the Heart

she dreamed

as

ful
beauti-

of Gold.
she

as

sat

Yet
the

by

river's brim.
It

was

given
mad
It

to

it

the

by

from

came

it

Here

Of

moods

and

and

jump, past

the

little

wide

southward,

the

voices.

many

in

hop,

Swiftwater.

led northward

which

less

"

notch

green

villageof

name

valley

many

with

ran,

neighbored the highway,


and

in its

many,

the

north,

the

was

dwelt

people who

beyond

Vanceburg,

great

^indeed,that

"

somewhere

sky-lineto

skip and

to the
specifically,

world.

this world

Her

domain,

was

bounded

the

river

little river of many

the

to

mad

Hope

in which

bridge by

had

her

only hearsay knowledge.

gentlesway

by

the

the

mill-pond,and

valley; four

notch

miles of

in

river
4

the

undisputed,

northern

the
"

was

walls

^and she

sky-line,
of the

knew

row
nar-

every

the

of

foot

forth,

spring,

would

first nod

which

mossy

virgin's-bower; behind

and

would

bishop's-cap,and

showy lady's-shpper,and

it

Now

denuded

and

loitered

cascade,

and

through

out

Here

"

of

which

look

the

the

far-away, dreaming

of

of

who

men

and

things,who
the

Ah,

women

lived to

the

too, wanted

to

of

things.

Not

of

unshackled

maids

aspirein

of Princess

in

her

world

tumbled

not

a.

deep,
that

come

to

in

purpose

and

live and

do

opportunitymight
live,and
an

do,

unusual

womanhood.
a

Hope

vague
was

and

and

did

valley;

scheme

of

cause
things,be-

theirs.

was

also be hers ! She,,


in the

aspirationin
whereas

generalway,

definite and
5

her

the

matter

Yet,

call the

we

eyes

beyond

mattered

some

opportunity

that

might

One

our

river,waist

the

ran

which

in

which

into

grasse"^

wetting.

Hope,

sat

bowl

green

sumjner.

even

nor

nook

the

of alders.

maze

without

way

framed

boughs

Princess

Indian-

valley. Dying

the

enwrapped

haze

October's

longer spring,

no

was

tiny

was

deepest shadow.

the

seeks

that

the first

rock

star-of -Bethlehem

pipe

ifrage;
sax-

columbine

where

rise; and

peep

and

trillium

of

leaves

ledge

which

under

the

first would

where

knew

She

way.

each

BRIM

RIVER'S

THE

BY

scheme

these
so

day"
many

the ambition,

statable.

CHARLATANS

THE

her

Beside

call.

"Come

unto

"Come
us

Woodland.

with

and

piped

many,

of the wood

south,

over

of

Soul.

Music
had

prodigy;
Telop

old before

her

interest

in

and

the

had

She

not

was

"

first time

many

with

me,"

to

the

steadilyinto

the

"

passion

to the

that

"parlor,"and

cently
re-

child

environment
was

City

but

escaped being

the ancient

Even

of

deaf

spire

She

willinglyat

where."
else-

as

covert.

an

Wwnderhind.

"Lucy Long."

de-

to

eight

years

forte
piano-

square

discovered

real

then, if the day

were

suddenly exhibit stupidityso exasperating

conclusion

sunshine.

here

"Stay

hazel

"

that her mother

"abrupt

voices.

passion

Winston

she would
"fine,

sage,
mes-

soul,**

little river

dale, roof and

Swiftwater

in the

"

of it ran,

your

stream, looked

flowered.

she sat

book

blossom

the

for

and

musical

shall

from

hill and

was

slender

to express

many

Hope,

voices

the

us/* the burden

babbled

me,"

Princess

But

unto

soul

white-throat

lay

me," whispered the Spirit of the

"Thy

"Stay

bank

learn

and

stay with

"Nay,

moods

the

on

The

was

and

glad to bring
send

little
6

the

the lesson

child

mother, when

into
a

to

the

an

air

girl,had

CHARLATANS

THE

to

was

world

it

thus

and

was

else in the

anything
and

farm-house

ever-to-be-re-

an

knocked

Enhghtenment

of the Winston

porch

than

happy

when

day

membered

her

to

more

mean

and

the

at

begged

glass

of well-water.

Enlightenment

small
and

long eyelashes;

No

lady.

valleyof
While

studied
trout

the Mad

birds

other

as

eyes,

passed before through

had

Mad

wife

River

the

with

dreaming

woman,

"

the

was

of

one

and

the best

Maybury

Mrs.

girl and

The

her

music

slim, shy country maid


and

eyes

botanized

and

Hope

frequently.

interested
the

her

in the county,

streams

brown

low-voiced
quiet-mannered,

fished, his

and

was

River.

Maybury

each

saw

just Hke

one

face,fine

companied
ac-

try
coun-

Maybury

Mrs.

delicate oval

the

fishingtripto

Vanceburg.

with

woman,

very

the

about

on

had

who

Maybury,

Mrs.

husband

her

round

was

awkwardly-drooping

shoulders; the tinkling,


rubbishy music, unworthy of
the manifest
one

day,

that

abashed
should
"You

talent
Mrs.

and
not

Maybury

it.

on

was

It

transpired,

musician.

crimson-cheeked, exclaimed:

have

have

squandered

no

Mrs.

played for
reason

you

to

if I had

feel ashamed
said ;

Maybury
8

Hope,
''Oh, I

known

!"

of the performance,

"you play

very

well.

learned

you

it.

"

time

high

cated
indi-

she

"

and

"Rustlings"
isn't

"this

piano,

the

is

This,"

of

more

means

say,

world, it

stack

contemptuously the
on

you

about

something

"Reveries"

as

in the

anything else

than

to you

girl,if music,

dear

But, my

BRIM

RIVER'S

THE

BY

music,

you

know."

Hope

had

suspected something
to

be

hier

new

eagerly she begged


for

knowledge, and

her

mind

put

forth

and

the

I will send
for
We

And

leave
"Won't

of

course

"Bach,

in this

go

meantime
When

to the

home

I go

keep

I must

say

can

you

busy

you

good-by.^

to-morrow."

play

you

"I have
"You

now

must

will

which

music,

while.
.

late you

or

masters,"

do much

not

can

right direction.

the

some

you

soon

other

all the

"You

and

Beethoven,

the better ; but

sooner

yourself in

start

and

told her.

out-of-the-wayplace;
city,and

into

this to

waits but

and

Bach,

Schumann,

Maybury

Mrs,

phrases sank

friend's

flowers.

study

must

thirsted

enlightened. She

desert, which

fruits and

"You

Brahms,

in

like rain

sort, and

the

of

I will
or

never

child!"

poor

play

before

you

heard

any

real

said

Mrs.

for

me

Beethoven,

"Yes;

shall it be.^"'
5"

or

quested.
re-

playing."

Maybury.

What

for you.

go?" Hope

CHARLATANS

THE

"B-r-a-h-m-s."

Maybury

Mrs.
"I

strange word, smiling.


I will

Brahms.

ear

that

his Second

poured tumultuously

gave

to

way

started

the

She

fierce rush

of

felt she must

stop playing, or
took

her, and

when

the music

it.

of

Unaware

eyes.

producing,the pianistbegan
and

the

said, "I

cry

it

She
the

end

brief in
The

of

She

sank

back

again.

effect

tears

she

of the

She

sody,
Rhap-

into
the

but

rose,

was

teria.
hys-

lady

to

dizziness

sobbing

was

ceased.

had

Maybury

for

hour

an

or

put

more,

repertory, which,

arm

Hstener."

until
she

an

girl," she

"Dear

sympathetica

so

she

to

came

remarked,

was

summer.

promised

books

of Beethoven's
you

can

promptly:

came

Inventions, and

Czerny studies, Bach's

"When

and

out, beseech

room.

never

her

the

fly the

she

played

sensation

swept Hope

neophyte's shoulders.

have

This

the cHmax

Surprised and pleased,Mrs.


about

harmonies

strange

physical tremulousness,

in her

the

upon

bewilderment.

of

one

for

in

Rhapsody."

was

unprepared

was

the

out

interested
especially

am

first sensation

Hope's
Her

play

spelled

volume

the

of

ume
first vol-

Sonatas.

play Czerny

Enlightenment, "you

can

up

to

tempo,"

play anything.
10

But

wrote

Bach!

Bach.

study

"

then

can

Bach.

feel that

day

dear

wiU,

Swiftwater.

for

had

she

months

The

trick

Bach

of

and

hailing distance
fresh

from

teacher's
as

road

to

the

of

and

could

tempo,

city,in

of

Farmer

Winston's

firm

though

continued

to

courage
en-

ties,
opportuniall

helped by taking
herself.

on

Thus

Hope
the

panoply
himself

knew

Czemy

Professor

when

all the

at

beginning;

scant

own

play

established
certificate,

teacher

the

at

strumen
in-

fresh

as

learning,but genius

lots.

cutting across
Beethoven,

was

mother

little Alice

royal

no

at the ancient

strength, and

and

still in

was

ployed.
profitablyem-

parlor, and

practice,almost, as

health

some

been

had

of

has
her

within

Demeritt,

diploma

in

and

Vanceburg

pianoforte.
property
11

was

good.

city,as

dish-washing and bed-making


is

you

."

me.

she labored

Winston

enthusiastic

There
a

the

passed, and Hope

day

to

come

her, remembering her

of the

Bach,

music;

some

you

venture

you

finely-temperednerves.

and

in

new

done

have

had
the

But

of her

end

nothing

to

sure

Six hours

the

is

When

be

in the

finished with

have

girl,I

months

Fourteen

'Bach,

Geist says,

find it all in Bach.'

I have.

you

Karl

you

there

and

hope,

"I

BRIM

friend

my

when

For

back

go

As

and

Bach;

study

RIVER'S

THE

BY

conspicuous more

CHARLATANS

THE

'by the

in the

lost his

would

he

The

heard

room

"Of
for

all that

up

then

he

pupil ;

teach

certain

am

is

Here

framed

above

of Music.

the

the

You

do not

on

I do

about

the

haw

believe
have

"

there

have

you

I may

say

pleased to

wider

catalogue of

course,

to become

glanced, with

"5ertificate

turn

field.

Colossus

the

there."

months

teacher's

certificate

piano.

classical; that
wish

felt,

she

and

the

he

had

here

three

knew

Where
a

to

spent

he

"

despise him.

took

should

^that you

"

that

Demeritt

sJiCy as

would

be

inclined

am

the business

want

"No

I should

the

been

voted

was

nothing

well.

hum

professor pointed to

"I took

He

it

and

it too, and

book, the annual

Conservatory
The

had

Professor

her

play;

said,with

but

always

technic.'' He

Miss,

course.

there

by

trial.

girl played marvelously

picked

than

Genius,

her

know

to

come

have

could

He

his estates

lessons,and

of

presence

nerve.

when

that

music

on

but

hand;

should

villageLiszt
But

in

for

little money

the

mortgage

of cash

presence
a

of

absence

will
a

shade

but

you,

require at

least

teacher, I suppose
of

will

of course,
a

year.
?"

apprehension,at

the

the wall.
not

wish

to become

12

teacher," Hope

plied.
re-

BY

THE

this

**Read

Tell
It is the

And

south

And

the

book

there

And

the

of the

one

your

ents.
par-

conservatory.

to her

she had

favorite

looked

little river

pool

into

had

the

babbled

who,
soul

to

imaginable.

and

bound

the text

one

traits
por-

were

itself

express

in

informed,

was

through

of music.

respect of personal appearance

ists did not

differ

Winston's
hair

more

widely from

(some

jauntily;

drooped more
the women,

smarter

looking than

farmers

of

enough,

and

the

Swif twater

cataloguemore

of them

The

were

very

and

otherwise

hinted, was
13

to

be

sure,

Shagpats),

pensivelyor
were

of

women

men,

twisted
and

sprucer

daughters of
they

little suggested the soul power


than

soul cultur-

and

men

too,

wives

but

these

the

acquaintance.

their mustaches
more

Conservatory

paper,

through

women

inarticulate

the medium

glossy

scattered

and

men

the

the Colossus

booklets
prettiest

thick

gold ; and

taught

up

the

catalogue of

was

of

Hope

with

consult

finest in the world."

taken

printed on

red and

and

and

recommend

can

dreamed.

annual

was

had

BRIM

fields all in vain.

of Music

In

had
River.

and

of green

It

largestand

Mad

The

book, Miss,

them

Hope

the

on

RIVER'S

were

the

plain

which,

theirs.
peculiarly

the
In-

CHARLATANS

THE

deed,

soul-propagator,the

one

argued
barber
the

of

of
of

Some
The

so.

cheek

Beneath
and

with

the word

another

sort

that

Professor

had

forehead

to

the

The
was

"Music"

and

He

but

camera,

"Liszt's

was

had
had

to the

Colossus

"

black

Rudolf

handsome
mustache.

14

this portrait

long

time.

painter's

it.
the

opposite

head

Wart,

favorite

of

linist
Geist, Vio-

on

of

round

the

pupil."

hair, tumbling
and

Van
over

fat, and
on

corrugations of
served

with

as

the

his brow.

frontispiece,

presidentof

dark

its

frown

neglected to adjust

suggested a

He

mustache.

at it

Erdmann,

man,

nor

evidentlyput

largestportrait,which

that of Doctor

heavy

Van

and

short

portrait on

Jan

thin

was

liked

find

below

the

his face

of his mouth

comers

might

you

was

expressionmoony.
before

as

especially

"Karl

looked

great quantity
eyes

beard

Theory." Hope

of

face

hair

line:

others,and

piano department,
Wart

the

portraitwas

all the

the

neither

was

of

the

through

high poetic brow,

mouth

such

canvas,

page,

there

Teacher

above
was

one
interesting,

were

sensitive

the

Of

faces

much

shears.

profileshowed

and

portrait

soul

expressed his

and

razor

the

straight,and

It

who

Swiftwater,

medium

whose

puissance,resembled

uncommon

an

size of

bold

eyes

the

and

stock -broker,

CHARLATANS

THE

felicitated themselves

former

such

possessionof

the

latter

in

Germany"

the worth

Concerning

conservatory staff,it
of the

names

international
effort

nor

pailsof

in

the world

this
from

reposeful British.

This, then,

exhorted
dwelt

"If I

the

only

the

milk-

musical

profession.Every
instrumental

music

variety

Slavic

soul

all. "Come

addressing

darkness,
"

to

the

ing.
nothing lack-

was

mighty engine of

your

of the

spared neither

tumultuous

Erdmann,

to express

its way.

dazzling galaxy ; every

provincialouter

learn

and

the

virtuosi of

were

the

from

part, perfect in

each

cation
edu-

the

to submit

had

Positivelythere

the

was

Doctor

in

in vocal

of

dynamics

All

of the

cream

method

temperament,

perfect in

soul

directors

skimming

; the

empire,took

the

on

culture

day

only necessary

The

the

citizens

past. Westward

was

and

was

repute.

representedin

was

the

leadinginstructors.

money

instructional

and

that

of culture,like the star of

star

fellow

mighty engine of

expressedsatisfaction
"made

of

and

"come

culture,

unto

them
unto

us,"
that
us,

soul !"

could !" murmured

the young

woman

by

the river's brim.


She

longed

little valley; a

to

into the world

adventure

world

she

knew
16

only

from

beyond
books

her
and

BY

magazines, and
who

River,

"

in summer,

thought,

wonderful

and

to

BRIM

with

contact

came,
a

RIVER'S

THE

to

world

which,

tives
sophisticated
city rela-

she

17

the

in

valley of

which

felt, she

she

the

Mad

dwelt

naturally

in

longed.
be-

CHAPTER

II

SOUTHWAED

Swif twater

communicated

Vanceburg, through
of Mad

River

Swiftwater
vale

which

was

lay mainly

spread

for

out

small, the inhabitants

scarcelybe
;

than

said
the

to

and

south

of the

few

There

the

of

The

ley
val-

village,where
The

that

place

social
not

was

drive

in
the

was

so

life could

even

religionwere

sixteen-mile

of

way

tillable land

the

miles.

few,

so

by

railway.

narrow,

exist.

and

the

ran

consolations

Vanceburg,

the world

with

ing-house
meet-

no

nearer

was

test

of faith.
The

Winston
the

themselves.

acres

river, and
The

were

gave

few

but

fertile.

annually
stood

farm-house
18

good

where

They
account

highway

dered
borof

and

SOUTHWARD

river met, at
a

above

elevation

safe

pleasant old place,well

cared

It

floodwater.
and

for,

was

presentable

always.

cheeriest

into

went

dishes

the

the

supper

family

consider

to

and

the

suggestion

when

Winston

whole,

and

largest

here,
the

"done,"

of

committee

Demeritt's

the

was

house; and

in the

room

by and

was

kitchen

old-fashioned

The

fessor
Pro-

conservatory

catalogue.
Alice, naturally,brimmed

Little

hour

The

purple

will be

"He
and

just the

slender,with
"Little
with
"How

Farmer

drawn

chariot

dark

world,

for the Prince


nicest
eyes

and

venture
ad-

to

return

in

steeds, or

"

!" Alice

ever

and

Hope

snow-white

by

"Tall

cried.
"

hair.
.

silly!"said Hope,
a

Princess

wide

great

butterflies. As

birds, or

for

come

into the

forth
the

had

asm.
enthusi-

with

over

checking

further

sense
non-

hug.

much

does

this soul

business

Winston, turning the

pages

cost.'*"

inquired

of the

red

and

gold booklet.
"It

depends

on

the teacher ;

others," said Hope.


back
"Um

is

"There

of the book."
!" said the farmer.
19

some

charge more
src^

cf

than

pricesat

the

CHARLATANS

THE

became

As

hard-headed

farm, he took
soul

Of
the

than
was

not

was

fond

sad

plow

agriculturistwith
practicalview

and

milk-pail,he

knew

mortals

music,
;

and

as

all

we

are

assented

he had

all

did

had

He

"

for

diplomy,

and

wish

to

"I don't

farmer

Hope
"Show

remarked

The

you

want

ten

overmuch.

rather

play

six

hear

Ed

Paderooski."

aloud,

here's

upwards.' And

tion.
educa-

could

"

dollars for

obtain

'can

lodging in privatefamihes

and

"Oh,

hear

read

he

"

who

few

his wife's

musical
learn

"would

he

than

six tunes

and

week

and

more,

'Students,'

board
a

no

them

play

should

brother, he remarked,

and

tunes

believe she

not

except

readilyto

early suggestions regarding Hope's


He

he

superiority. He

or

"

mediums

nothing, but

gainsaying their utilityor


of

mortgaged
un-

of the proposition.

other

expression through

an

for

good

five dollars

twenty-fivedollars
a

teacher's

cate."
certifi-

teach," said Hope.


be

to

Paderooski," rejoined the

good-humoredly.
did not

deny

it.

piano players make


Motht:'

statement

good

deal

Winston, looking up

went

of

from

unchallenged. There
20

money,"
her

was

ing.
sew-

a.

SOUTHWARD

practicalside
did

farmer
"show

Paderewski's

to

pianist,"any

well

invested; and

"as

smart

this

grasp

topmost

teaching field
guaranteed

not

can

would

know

"There's

Winston

the

musical

and

hour

for

be

failed

to

ladder,

the

conservatory

teacher's

likely"no

was

if she

Even
the

would

phrase,was

to her ; the

open

diploma

an

father's

certificate..

great shakes," yet

adults

and

twenty-five

to be

become

what

stay

teacher," Hope repeated.**If"

mother

show

player, I

in Swiftwater."

hkely

to

where

the

the

timber

know

calls

stay,"

money's
trade

farmer

the

to

from."

come

with

dryly. "I

Mead,"

Dan

Mrs.

him.

about

more

said

that," he answered, "when

gets through geein'an' hawin'."


At

to

of

gently reminded

"We'll
Dan

be

wish

soon

as

"You're
don't

'em."

become

her

on

the

for children.

"I do not
I

both

got fiftycents

cents

in her

rung

would

Demeritt

Professor
he

made

could

Hope
spent

money

Hope,

they

as

If

overlook.

not

professionwhich

this

have

critical

it.Farmer

juncture, when

had

escaped even
awarded

nays

Winston, thumbing

catalogue,happened

which

the

on

paragraph

Hope's

annually a
21

the

appeared
pages

in small

observation.

limited number

The

of

type
servatory
con-

of schol-

CHARLATANS

THE

arships

seemed

This

brighter face

fit the

to

letter

the

not

the

Erdmann

Doctor

free scholarshipshad
student

the

as

president begged

direct

to

scholarships,which

were

Rudolf

and

the

Erd-

reply came

this

awarded;
had

to

begun.

had

all the
table,
inevi-

was

the

However,

attention
be

regretted that

been
year

put

scholarshipcould

Doctor

Colossus,

and

case,

thought.

despatched to

was

promptly.

If

Winston

presidentof

mann,

but

talent

present

the matter.

upon

obtained, Farmer

be

with

develop it.

to

means

endowed

students

to

the

to

partial

in much

greater

number.
this

Upon

quoted

He

able to pay
of

figures. "In

no

small

sum

where

cases

for the

rather

was

inestimable

restricted to those

scholarshipsare

absolutelywithout
have

Miss

come

to

*'Like

commented

Winston
financial
as

not

be

always

he

Farmer

with

us,

and

The

students

shall

is

privileges

made.

shall be

We

means.

hazy.

student

institution,"he wrote, "applicationfor

our

scholarship should

Erdmann

point Doctor

who

tial
parfree
are

glad

very

to

unquestionably

agreement."
means

he'll take what

Winston,

hand-saw, in whatever

who

knew

quarter the wind


22

he
a

can

hawk

get,"
from

might be.

CHARLATANS

THE

good-by

serious

flyinglandscape was

of the

and

hndens
the

alders

maples

the
flrs, ^these,
with

the

of all,the
walls

outer

"

way

turned

afternoon

of

trace

green;

the

match

glory

grateful green

of her

hours

gold; maples

to

strivingvainly to

back

to

mile

every

farewell.

blood-red, wine-red, not

crimson,

and

ears;

mute

had

that

birches

Silver

of

still in her

was

of

the

happy valley,gave
a

sophisticated

more

countryside,to rollingfields,kempt villages,factory


towns, and

smoky

Toward

sundown

the

She

native

was

obtained

who

amazed

her

from

to

the

metropolis,along

and

unadorned.

of
elegant"fittings"
and

invasion

summer

style unknown

got their fashions


in the

and

the

train, on

sleeping-car,

chieflycity dames
the

returningfrom
in

in

appreciationof beauty

passengers,

attired

another

to

berth

impressed by

more

her fellow

changed

fittingsof which

extravagant

jarred

she

line,and

main

the

skies.

ters
daugh-

of the

Swiftwater

mail-order
with

their

inces,
prov-

folk,

ments
establishmelodeons

red-plushfurniture.
The

coach

filled rapidly as

presently the
only
taken

one

by

vacant

in

seat

unoccupied. This
a

stoutish

lady

twilightclosed in, and


Hope's section
at

the

next

in black, who
24

was

station

smiled

the
was

affably

SOUTHWARD

as

she

answered

Hope
for

part

of

all

brought

did not

restless

in little tosses

of

pleasantly,in

her

complexion
addressed

ear

of
"I

an

old,

and

of

She

It sounded

and
in

loudly

hands,
and

less

"foreigner.'*

voice

the

in which

complaint against

that
an

in her

her

of

appeared

conductor,

clearlythat

so

more

the

dominant

The

movements

swarthy,

was

of the

sounded

head, and,

lower, had

so

am

large," she

effort to climb
offered

experienced

the

swift

voice.

face

make

neglected to

accent

unfamiliar

the

to

Swiftwater.

Hope

was

her

the

berth

every

in

car-construction

of

system

years

wide-awakeness.

eyes,

versity
di-

and

the

to

dumpy.

"

personality,which
was

bulk

her

fee.

by Byron

might hear,

she

scent

frown

possibly forty

was

in her

Her

beside

room

which

contemned

dark

made

lady'simpedimenta, the

Madame
build

smile, and

of the

porter, who

note

the

portion of upholstery.

allotted

into her

plumped

able

the

up
to

and

said to Hope,

quite

down."

exchange

discomforts

truthfully to

it is

"that

say

berths.
of
that

As

upper

she had

she had

never

she

lower,

or

choice

no

in

matter.

The

other
to

it.

protestedagainst the

sacrifice

"

^but

sented
con-

CHARLATANS

THE

"Thank

you

beautiful

it has

day

city and

the

says,

*if I

earth

in

were

tried to

with

color

successive

love

the

flyingabout

go

stoutish

"

lady

ventured

She

Greorge Eliot

autumns.'

picture the

"What

behind.

As

season.

I should

success.

poor

beamed.

regrets returningto

much

so

bird

she
One

favorite

pursuit of

Hope
but

been!

leaving

it is my

autumn;

much,"

very

to

as

bird,

express

preference for spring.


"Spring, too,

spring. It
You

was

is beautiful," said

husband's

my

going through

are

Madame.

favorite

to the

"I

love

season.

city.?"

"Yes."
ideal month

"An

remarked

Hope

in which
that

to visit it."

she

purposed residingin

the

city.
"So!
"

You

curious

to

come

little diatonic

guessing ability: it
have

musical

you

then,

of year
"Yes

head
the

see;

so

or

am

is

"

music

perhaps
a

"Music, music

month
"

how

laugh.

reallynot

students

many
"

study music?"

am

"You

come

wonder

deal of

are

to

laughed

remarkable.

so

good

bumps

Madame

very

the

at my

You

gist,
phrenolo-

large. And

city at

this time

little earlier."

late," said Hope.


I love

26

it!" avowed

the other,

SOUTHWARD

upturned

with

The

phrase

the word

soul

to

catalogue! Evidently in

had

wider

not

was

as

expressing:if

of the matter.

blessed end
the

word,

as

us

could

can,

passing

portals of

the

who

Hope,

has

months

"Three
"and
that

not

time.

months

What

without

"Think

of

of

note

Hope, humorously

little self

while
for

way

have

music

ald
her-

Princess

I heard

deprivation! Think

of

dame,
Ma-

in all

three

!"

Wagner
never

her timid

away," pursued

been

have

the

her soul 1"

to express

come

added

genius is

make

way,

pronounce
the

great city,the

the

"Make

proclaimed :

Hope

the

was

trippingly upon

imaged

She

that

saved,

were

tongue: occasionallyto musical


great gift of humor.

requiredsaving,

that

Nor

of

many

pastor referred

Vanceburg

soul

the

city

sation.
topic of every-day conver-

somewhat

the

in Swift-

applicationthan

the

Sundays

it,but always

not

to

way

of the

it

water, where
On

beautiful

soul."

one's

express

is such

"It

eyes.

having
touched

him

heard
her

by

own

all!"

at

said

abyssal be-

nightment.

"Unglauhlichr^ exclaimed
of

English.
"Not

"And

yet.

You

you
see,

Madame,

musician

come

27

surprisedout

!"

from

small

village."

CHARLATANS

THE

"But
said

one

look

before

never

could

Madame

been

are

season,"

opera

she

girlhad

been

"My

sends

"And

book

is

She

agreed,and
ran

her

widow

on

said

French

of

her

occasion
man

that,

no

autumn,

which

of Emerson,"
the young

but

books,"

many

believe

"I

said

good libraryin

very

and

matter

to

Madame,
is

"He

have

opening

read

was

lamented

how

which

husband.

spring,Wagner,

such

other

many

ham
28

Jesurin, the

expressedher

her own,

passing left

learned

Winston

was

She

confide,deeply loved

his

book

tablished,
agreeably es-

Amelia

Madame

count, who

the

mystical."

so

conversation, thus

teachinglanguages,both

took

heard

unflaggingly. Miss

companion

of

that

rosy

in it."

shutting it again.
Hope

small

laughed.

love Emerson,"

"I

have

great

me

there

Vanceburg."
"very

and

not

reading.

aunt

Hope.

girl did

everywhere.

the book

smiled, taking up

home."

throats

that you

I observe

from

it. The

Tanned

in October

common

"However,

and

the

miles

ten

scarcelycredit

especially rustic.

-cheeks

that

city in

Madame.

"I have

And

visit the

may

soul in

German,

had,

this

as

she

able
incompar-

void in her

life

things she loved,

sandwiches

(they

"

were

SOUTHWARD

"discussing" the

"Then

^*Gewiss,

wondered

Hope

that

knew

world

first

be

far

in

spiritof
"and

the

Hke

find your

Prince.

disclaimed

"Tall,

of

to be

the

the

in with

fallen

could

chariot

"I

blushed, and

of her

source

fantasy.

I should

Hope

she

explained

amusement.

sympatheticallyinto

entered

Jesurin

Madame

you

the

confusion

some

into

smiled; then, meeting the

She

away.

and

Prince

inquiring gaze,

Countess's

sister had

if she

say

adventure

of her

day

the

pressed.
im-

Hope,

would

little Alice

Princess

her

real live countess

not

the

the title."

use

what

the

on

great wide
a

I do not

But

"

countess,'* said

real

are

you

lunch-boxes),

unfilled.

remained

vacuum

of their

contents

love

fairy tales," she said,

of the

good

First, what

does

one

meditation

the

on

fairies to
he look

help

Hke.?"

the matter.

Jesurin, ignoring

course," said Madame

the disclaimer.

Hope
of

no

agreed

he should

be

tall,though

really

was

consequence.

*'Dark

eyes

or

light?"

Dark, perhaps, though lightwould


"We
"He

it

must

are

getting on,"
be tall,and

cried

the

do

as

Countess

dark-eyed ; handsome,
29

well.

merrily.
of course,

THE

like

Greek

CHARLATANS

god

"

love

pretty silken mustache,


nose.

of

much

as

poor

service

fairy,I

to

in other

you

her to find

do

"Why

that

least tilt to

but

wand,

no

perhaps

his
not

am

and

am

of

be

I may

which

On

ways.

side of

the

the conservatory would

home.

not

keep

you

Jesurin.

house

"It is

for

assist

yourself?" suggested

cheaperand pleasanter

to board."

She

went

to

on

of town, in two

Grady

it

flat

were

occupied by
Hope,

and

Madame
was

not

she

had

"Look
of Farmer

that she lived

say

of

rooms

and

in this

been

I have

desirable

Madame
than

the

just

with

live?"

you

remarked

Hope

fear.

church-mouse;

city shall

and

gods; and

Well, child," she sighed, "I

Greek

so

that

happened
at

two

had

humble

made

been
had

Jesurin

been

cozy

away

likelythat

the little rooms

talked

adding them

out

of

for

strangers !"

Winston,

invited to invest

who
in

on

They

music

very

was

the

30

been
like

but

it

rented, as
ment.
establish-

own

parting advice

memorable

hexahedral

Mrs.

comfortable.

been

her

to

had

months,

had

side

rooms

students

and

three

pair of

another

women,

young

kept by

flat

vacant.

present

the north

on

occasion

chunk

of

had

yellow

CHARLATANS

THE

though short,

which,

dre"imless

was

and

altogether

refreshing.
She

astir

was

sleeps late;
the
a

and

Countess

at

she

"They charge

shall take

will,and

little way

to Mrs.

minutes

Ten
with

have

Miss

warning
dirty,but
so

the

look

the

later

in her

breakfast

the

ear.

that

she would

sure

of this

"It

Jesu-

with

if

me,

It is

rooms.

porter

only a

the

Hope

it is

of

roar

city was

when

the

soul."

82

was

noisy

and

she stood

by

the

out
with-

din of

the

commerce.

epic!" Madame

is thus

Jesurin

to like it.

grow

was

them

slapping

was

Madame

and

that

Winston

grand,

then

train," Madame

railway station,bewildered

is

And

Grady's."

metropolis,the mighty
"It

at

apathetic brush,

an

Not

when

hungry

suggested.

was

the

on

nobiHty

for

her appearance.

much

so

morning,

uncommonly

was

last made

explained."You

you

the

of breakfast

postponement

rin

first in

Jesurin

shouted

great city expresses

its

CHAPTER

WHICH

IN

OUR

PRINCESS

MODEST

While
the

69 Atwood

not

frame

known

shutters

ran

was

in

dwellingof

two

space,

handfuls

paint for

off

hung

and

on

UP

each

old, and

was

of years.

term

the lines of the

of the

steps leadingto

house

glass in

of

pane

stood

side

of

the

struggledto
33

back

door

street

from

it, and

in

walk,
lawn.

roofed
un-

longer

no

way

brick
make

it

had
The

shallow

the

flanked

uneven

exterior

the

at

for

promising.

stories

buildingsthat

of grass

hand-bag

The
the

look
not

was

long

her

plumb

parallels
; one

of

good

It

broken.

fronts

had

Street.

fresh

porch

searched

Jesurin

Madame

The

SETS

ESTABLISHMENT

latch-key,Hope

of No.

III

All

the

the
few
the

THE

houses

only

in the

CHARLATANS
block

little less attractive

Madame

Jesurin

through

which

the sweet

airs and

felt

she

smelly place.
door

door,

not

69

and

make

when

was

lowed
fol-

Hope

hall,
ill-lighted

an

dismally the ghosts

of

numerab
in-

Princess, fresh from

running waters

But

her

to

the

cabbages. Our

could

No.

its neighbors.

stairwayto

wandered

boiled

sure

than

opened

dark

steep

up

the

commonplace;

were

of her

home

Madame

happy valley,

in such
Jesurin

shabby,

threw

apartments, things looked

open

much

very

better.
"Ei!
cried

Ei!

Die

Madame,

such

against my
Winston.
She

bustled
with

the

counterpane,

was

good

^has

Take

geholfen!"

Mrs.

Grady

off your

the

at once."

while

apartment,

spected
Hope inof

ing-cham
sleep-

sitting-room.
brass

bed, with

largestobject in
than

its pretty
the

Two

room

half-way to

heater,and its shiny mica

smilingwelcome.

Miss

wraps,

interested eyes, the combination

big

"

prepared everything

breakfast

into another

reachingmore
new

"

shall have

and
After

home-coming.
We

haben

delighted."That

thoughtful woman

heater

Heinzelmdnnclien

and
bird's-eyemaple dressing-table
34

was

the

eyes

good piecesof

figured
coal

ceiling.It
gave

furniture
a

Hope
were

sccretary-

MODEST

bookcase,

large

ESTABLISHMENT

which

on

completed
odor

An
on

the

the

shelf

worker,

such

people. Always

four

huge
"I

small

kitchen
Mrs.

and

Hope,

cream

is

cozy

little home.

and

smaller

another

Grady's
"Such

still

one

closet.

cooking,but
was

On

this

was

visible

headway.
of the time," Madame

accommodating

an

dehberately;a

china

much

stove

in your

doorway

full

under

some

are

containing a table,

for

stove

coffee."

our

room

and

"Such

herself ! There

helping

soul.
.

coffee .J'"

though half-famished,

breakfast

ornaments,

announced.

have

now

couch

gas

range,

remarked.

Sugar

through

use:

use

to

small

profitto

she

shall

chairs, a

was

in

not

without

we

followed

deal

stand

and

Come,

Hope

with

she

away,"

hard

poorer.

laden

Madame.

came

is

easy-chairs,a

coffee floated into the room,

drawing
of it

of

with

printsand photographs,

"

Grady

"Mrs.

couple

furnishings,

of

wings

indifferent

few

chenille-clad

cheap brass lamp

shade.

green-paper

good carpet, a
and

stood

rush

attacked

would

have

the

scant

instantly

destroyedit.
"Pardon
.

you

shall

me

while I peep
"JEi.' Ei!

share,if

you

at

here

will."
35

this letter,"said Madame.


is

good luck, in

which

THE

tickets

Two

"The

and

time.

of town.

"Oh,

it

credulityhad

is the

"Here
us

what

see

for

us."

sugar

sent

are

these

me

them,

use

cried

heard

she

as

scription
sub-

will be

an

her

Hope,

face

orchestra, but

the disclosure

reserve

she

Madame's

tested.
sufficiently
said the Countess.

programme,"

good things
She

the

propped

Herschel

Herr

slip of

has

^^Let
in store

against the

paper

bowl.
is the conductor.?"

Herschel

"Herr

She had
"A

been

velope.
en-

like to go .?"

never

well to

as

not

indeed!"

much,
had

pupils hsts

can

would

You

She

thought

she

very

radiant.

of my

the

from

begin to-night.You

concerts

One

seats

printed slip fell

Symphony

just in

out

CHARLATANS

seen

the

wonderful

First, Brahms's

Hope

hazarded.

in the newspapers.

name

man

he is reverenced

Third

Symphony.

as

You

god.
have

heard

that.?"

Hope laughed happily. **! have heard


will be

new

Madame

is very

on

profound expression."Brahms

difficult to understand

"Wagner

all

to me."

put

; so

nothing ;

different from
is not

he is

Wagner."

then?"
intellectual,
S6

so

lectual
deep, so intel-

MODEST

would

"I

ESTABLISHMENT

not

recalled

the

Second

emotional

were

more

take

along
were

ach, he is

"

than

so

it

Brahms,

Wagner
be well to

might
his

tions
composi-

the programme.

is indeed

"Madame

If

Rhapsody.

whenever
smelling-salts

one's
on

"Here

treat," continued

Friedenthal

"Madame

is to

the

Countess;

play."

Friedenthal.?"

"Surely
the

Wagner

emotional."

primal, so
Hope

that; but

saj

have

you

greatest of

"Grieg
that

either.?

such

queer

Madame

humimed
to

in A-minor.
is

Grieg

chords.

is

She

Neinf

asked

play .?" Hope

Concerto

"

her.

about

pianists."

women

is she to

"What

heard

You
a

Grieg.

"But

is

you

cold, and

the

know

not
He

his 'Peer

hear

measures.

chop

do

You

I love

should

few

eat; your

grand;

eagerly.

use"

Gynt.'
have

'*

gotten
for-

coffee

is

frappe."
She

refilled the cups.

"After

intermission

EulenspiegeP.
laugh.

NuUy

That

Weber's

Richard

comes

is

comical; you

'Invitation

by Weingartner.

"Weber?"
57

saw

to

him

*TilI

Strauss.

the
one

can

not

Dance',

day

but
ranged
ar-

nich."
in Mu-

CHARLATANS

THE

urin

darted

face

Hope's

"Last,"

Madame's

"

Jes-

night for
it is
will

boxes.

for

so

be

her

again.

The

you.

opening

there, and

the

lamented
Think

pardonable, it

ever

postponed

set

aside,unread,

anything by

craved

the

writer,in

that

gold is spent, and

the two

little rooms,

great
ever

All

the

the
I

moment
to

so

Countess

with

38

much

sicians
mu-

in

the

language
young

is unselfish
Have

Have

go

ever

put

you
?

age

of

you

you

It

was

weakness,
forth

friends.

the poorer

suggested a

view to

concert."

of middle

afterward

age

the

were

envy

politelyastonished

about

over,

crowded;

circumstances.

rainy day

rave

Breakfast

hall will be

experience? Have

"King Lear,"
it to his

and

Shakespeare play ^

for the

only latelythat
down

is in such

programme,

I wish

surely,beloved reader, if

And

Wagner!

societypeople

first

your

"

"

concert.

"how

husband,
of it !

crackled,

relapsed into

Madame

HelasT

almost

eyes

splendid

the

friend.

young

!
Meistersinger'

...

wonderful

always

'Die

to

her

at

itself.

dark

Wagner!

look

sharp

innocence

was

Prelude

"the

took

Madame

see."

Madame

or

long dead,"

explained.

"I

of

is

Weber

"Weingartner.

and

Alas,
!

peep

renting. With

at

her

CHARLATANS

THE

it would

thought

Madame

exceed

not

ten

dollars the

quarter.
these

"And

doUars

"Eight
much

as

than

rooms?"
You

do

can

in

keep

can

includingthe fuel;

more,

you

the month.

and

house

that

is better

boarding-house,with

for

little

one

to live in."

room

While
and

Hope

took

bosom.

her

the young

loud

surmised,
White!

She had

on

mercy.

deal of trouble

"childer," and

her

than

Madame

as

That

"

she

was

;
a

Jesurin
poor

Mrs.

having

with

of work

out

man

frame

rather

nature

absent,

of

her

large as

was

been

errand

an

Such

sick

two

manner

laugh bespoke good

mind.

returned

Grady

to her expansive
girl,figuratively,

Grady's

Mrs.

vacant

Mrs.
deliberating

was

because

of the strike.

No, the
Mrs.

sure,

they

vacant

Grady

be to the

the expressman

and

when

rooms

he

not

were

would

be

yet spoken

highly "plaized"
this

lady'sliking. At

young

arrived

with

departed he

for

Madame
took

the

and

should

juncture

Jesurin's

away

trunk,

check

for

Hope's luggage.
While
in

the

the

Countess

order, Mrs.

bustled

Grady

simple machinery

off to

exhibited
their

of
40

set

her

to the

joint

new

own

fairs
af-

tenant

establishment.

MODEST

of

One

the

ESTABLISHMENT

He

Hope's

range

room

on

She
"

and

her

the

Her

she

full.
Her

who

has

"this

at her

always

was

brief, Mrs.
service.

tenants'

soul in the

alone, that
look

to

is

world,

as

she

might

curl

leisurelyabout

up

her,

to

Satisfied also
sensations

pitchedhis

everythingat

herself, glancing

about

something like."

desire

and, looking

in, sees

In

pan.

the

use

surveyed.

child-heart's

to the

man

to be

remarked

domain,

new

or

to

agreeable,reflected Hope,

more

big easy-chair and

mistress of all she

her

pot

more

be

glad

'*This,"

free

was

twenty-

in the smaller

kitchen; there

Grady

be

frequentlyavowed.

could

was

Winston

patron,

ashes; and

the

stove

gas

accommodating

Jesurin

she

old,

Patrick

him.

would

service

lady's.
land-

years

of his

phrase

away

possessionswere

the most

was

Nothing

in

one

took

was

Miss

in the

the

forty

reforming

this

There

but

it for

Madame

and

for

weekly.

huge

of
and

coal

assessment

the rooms,

Grady

sixty,"in

hopes

the

up

five cents
of

like

still had

brought

than

the

of

protege

something more

was

but he "drank
who

Patrick,

was

cogs

were

tent

about
his hand
41

house"

"play
was

not

craving

unlike

in the heart

him

was

as

the

necessary

fied
satis-

for

those

pendence.
indeof the

of the

night

derness,
wil-

closes

to his exist-

CHARLATANS

THE

"shadowed

The

ence.

circle of

the

beyond

of

leagues

slumbering sound"

hold
firelight

disquietudefor

no

his soul.
to be one's

deHghtful

It is

when
especially

is

one

bubbling

and
high spirits,

heart-whole

chosen

there

long

her

formed

was

to

wardrobe

glancing

and

that she

table
china

she

apartments

The

from

the Ladies^

as

her

sat

before

it she

two

whole

days

of

small

Home

own,

was

had

found
gave
the

but

4,2

light

trunk

came

this

cess
re-

many

to

come,

belongings.
room

gas

; a

kitchen

stove, and

the

mentation
orna-

inspirationhad

instrument

firmer-actioned.

disturbed

passed

passage

drawers, and
her

back

the

Companion.

fairlygood

caught

packing-case,the

suggestedthat

piano proved

sweet-toned

of

girl? Hope

corner

once

chairs, a

two

cover,

of which
from

her

far

in the smaller

much

closet fashioned

come

chest

impatient for

distribute

red

and

claims

panels. Within

of the

one

was

not

was

with

in

eighteen,

health

the

it,and

to

ran

wash-stand,

might

There

room's

folding-doorsthat

crack

she found

hooks

She

Jesurin's

through

for

fortunate

so

in the

eye.

of

Madame

ever

with

over

save

at

delight.

in

her knees

hugged
A

Was

art.

mistress

own

by

the

without

; not

As

so

she

reflection that

practice.This

should

should

she

goal

it.

as

ney
day, her jour-

impatient

reach.

to

looked

head, and

her

tions
distrac-

No

She

upward

Cecilia.

Saint

Madame

Jesurin

that her

cupboard

and

she

to

from

much

so

was

above

hands

clasped her

that

mind

her

lengthen,by

the

to

take

should

work, work.

would

She

again.

happen

not

Nothing

with

ESTABLISHMENT

MODEST

knocked

at

bare

as

was

door

the

Mother

as

announce

Hubbard's,
will wish

"You

going a-marketing.

was

to

lay in suppliesyourself,"she suggested; and Hope,


for her hat.

ran
assentingdelightedly,

The
serve

an

interest

in tea and

should

be deHvered

extra

an

to

man

proprietor of
turn

to

that

felt

that

grimy
The

and

promised

that

transport them.

At

beamed

box

ray

of

watchful

purchase, and

an

of

upon

three

had

sunshine

things
to hire

the

been

his

waiting
with

little

The

her.

the

monplace
com-

the butcher's

had

restaurant, who

other

if he had

immediately,even

might purchase

Frau

remarkable

so

place a large order, stepped aside

Hope

baker's

took
butter

coffee and

commodities, and

in his desire

rush

Saturday
girl who

fresh-faced

the

to

the

forgot

grocer

smile,
The

chops.

coal

merchant

straggled into

his

office.
eye

Hope

Jesurin

of Madame
learned
43

few

oversaw

things about

every
eco-

THE

nomlcal

buying. Economy
she

As

art.

CHARLATANS

explained, she
since

days

mouse

The

first luncheon

success

for

the

to

Mrs.

exclusion

nominal

half

The

in, and

the

over

at

head

distance

stantial
sub-

more

entire

an

Inventions
and

Countess

accepted with pleasure,


excellent

appetite,the

as

he must

have

thought.

"And

how

Jesurin

from

the

ride

must

transfers

strap.

by

the

dustrio
in-

most

Grady,

John

an

was

soul

hour

anil

about
round-

shorter

route

fares.

they

and

and

clinging to

got

"How

Madame

as

house, expressedhis

the

home,

he

two

pay

hour

early

Grady

Mrs.

for
agriculturist;

from

but

that

an

young

of

of

tea-cups, apropos

learned

in street-cars,
way,

Winston

Bach's

Rorer's.

Mrs.

Swiftwater

gotten
never-to-be-for-

proved

studied

not

late, Hope

mornings

great

fine

church-

upon

nothing

home

new

contributingan

chatter

rising and

the

her

of

pie.

the

astir

fallen

was

memory.

invited

were

the former

latter

had

of

had

left her

in the

Plope

Grady

In

had

fragrant

Madame

demise

who

husband,
than

the

with

the
Miss

to

the

count

I shall have
was

dream

to

suddenly

pennies!" Hope
them,

count

reminded

of

too."

Alice

chariot, and, receivingpermission

Winston,
44

entertained

Mrs.

Grady

MODEST

with
on

the

the

ESTABLISHMENT

tale.

That

and

face

figure of

peeping

moment

genial soul

into the

the

"Ye'll

lucky

one

with
not

the air of

tea-pot to

be lackin'

has

Ann

shrewd

heroine, who

following a compliment
remarked

bent

of

cover

was

glance
at

that

fusion
slightcon-

Madame's,

and

she

sure,

the

prophet :

princes,my

dear.

An'

Grady's congratulations."

45

CHAPTER

INTRODUCING

DOCTOR

MANN

In

AND

more

ERD-

ARTHUR

WEST

the
neighborhoodof imposing buildings,

remarkable.

might

RUDOLF

MR.

of

Conservatory
most

IV

have

Music

the
architecturally

was

Indeed, the red-and-goldcatalogue

boasted

that, in addition

instructors,more

methods

the Colossus

possessedmore

as

within

so

without

sus
Colos-

there

was

there

than

something

was

to

something to

to

studios,

more

similar institution,

any

architecture.

pleaseevery
take

Just

taste,

captiveevery

eye.

Lacking
picture of
whether
of the

the

which
catalogue,

the

structure, I do not

in this architectural

glory of

Greece

than
46

contained
now

venture

opulencethere
the

good

very

was

to

say

more

grandeur of Rome,

or

THE

Our
to

was

of

stream

into the

student

lot of

this

it.

length of

with

man

young

waltzes, for
out, from

mePs

observable.

as

sonatas;

man

an

who

Another
was

for

casionally
; oc-

vators
ele-

Four

if this is the

store, and
stool before

piano

hair

hands";

the

blond

clerk

if he

be

might

they

were

female

music

very

enraptured
was

group

treading
was

lined up

pianos on

crowd

the

buying
before

attention.

ought

the

48

plan.

man

ing
tell-

get

Hum-

Over

in

piano, the
In another

gathered

around

piano-player.
tickets; still

the cashier's window,

instalment

find

was

to

song.

mechanical
concert

was.

effective.

had

Brahms

teacher

testing,at

was

was

departed to

Brahms

she

her

counter

every

requested "the

wiser, who

one

office."

people waited

more

many

!" said

curiositytook

effectiveness of the latest sentimental


comer

out

"I wonder

bright-facedgirl that

flowed

interested in music

four

some

looked

comer

poured

people are

Every

as

music-rolls

stream

was

the music

was

occupied, and

who

with

another

Saturday

was

revolving madly.

was

women

male

to herself.
;

Grindstone

It

doing a "capacity" business.

"What

No

provinces,unaccustomed

the

building,while

were

the

the
young

Hope

from

trifle bewildered.

and

afternoon,
A

lady

young

crowd,

CHARLATANS

other
an-

paying

INTRODUCING

Yes, indeed

another

seemed

were

thumping

of

desk

be

to

Ladies

Grindstone

from

through

with

Erdmann,

whom

outside

the

to be.

clerks

bustling

were

rail,a long

Provinces
window.

President

correspondencehad

been

And

might

to

person

line

oilingthe

were

apply.? Perhaps

the

great

Typewriters

too.

the

see.

where

be found.''

Erdmann

"Third

machines,

like the

more

so

here,

on

Hope

the proper

held, was

proved

the cashier's

should

whom

Doctor

going
their

on

looked

This

it

desk, while,

to

Young

To

tered
store, and, crossing the vestibule,en-

Colossus, and

deal

in music.

interested

people are

department.

office of the

from

lot of

left the

Hope

ERDMANN

DR.

Take

octave.

office boy instructe

the elevator,"an

her.
"I
as

everybody

amused

Eight

her, and

each

the

story.
on

J)erson who

"So

she

to

walk.

counted

proper
there

were

to

The

of

number
two

whether

see

sixth

had

coined

octave."
the

term

steps into consideration.


49

the

"steps."

flightsof steps

Evidently
octave

body
no-

tave"
"oc-

term

really,"said Hope,

the

And

Hope.

using the elevators,and

to be

right; but

was

is

the

seemed

contained

octaves

third -floor, said

means

stairs,she decided

the

to

^*

he

suppose

had

"the
the
not

dent
presibright
taken

CHARLATANS

THE

The
A

second

concert

floor

going

was

listen; but

there

could

little

hear

double

such

was

and

here,

on

to the

recital hall.

paused

Hope

clatter

the

at

else, so

she

the

flightof steps

proceeded

door

to

she

up

another

she

collided

octave.

she

As
with

given over

was

turned

who

man

young

first

running down, singing:

was

"^

"Ah.....
**0h, I beg
down

the

your

second

!" he

pardon

exclaimed, and

was

off

flight,
"

^^

"Ah.
As
heard

Miss
the

back

Winston, mystified,went
scale.

ascending

The

on

young

her
man

way,
was

she
ing
com-

"

"

"

"Ah

ITiey reached
'*Warm

work

the

top step together.

!" he

remarked, mopping

taking a deep breath.


50

his brow

and

INTRODUCING

should

"I
The

DR.

think

it

might be," said Hope, smiling.

appeared entirelysane,

man

young

ERDMANN

despite his

antics.

"My

method

new

!" he

lungs wonderfully.
have

must

one

Miss

Winston

"Screech,

he

added

"I took
While

he

observed
eyes

(or

she

level

chestnut, with
each

"Why
expect

"

to

He

scramble'

was,

looked

brows,

am

"Pardon

quired,
in-

me,"

rather

the

and
attentively,

Hope

at

tall,and
wide

lashes

massed

had

and

closelyneighbored

long.

at

Her

down
the

large blue

nape

hair

was

plainly on
of

long

he decided.

student," said

Hope;

"that

is, I

be."

"I see."
and

he
was

do,"

man

of the students."

face, and

"She'll

or

puzzled expression;

glints in it,brushed

side the

neck.

her

they gray.?) set

were

by

one

the young

his handkerchief.

away

spoke

that

bellows,

politely.

volubly,noting

for

you

sing Wagner,

to

blacksmith's

scramble?"

or

scrape,

less

going

the

sort."

assented

putting

is

one

like

lungs

of that

something

If

explained. "Strengthens

do you

"Oh!
...

nodded
is

and

smiled.

"

'Screech,scrape

conservatory slang.

sing,play the violin,or


I scramble."
51

the

What

I meant

pianoV^

CHARLATANS

THE

I screech

*'And

to

run

"It

there

the least idea.

haven't
and

up

down

going

were

of them.

"Dozens
hit off the

right

is Arthur
His

identity.It

hope

I shan't

have

pedaling."
I

play Wagner.?

to

I try 'em

May

one.

suppose

bowed.

have

called

you

trust

I introduce

to luck

to

myself.''My

of

like revealment

granted graciously.

was

West

Perhaps

all,and

West."

haven't

"You

hallelujahchorus
"I

But

for
politelypetitioned

eyes

Mr.

method

What

lots of methods."

are

name

that.

stairs."

might help your

"If

know

take?"

shall you
"I

^but you

"

yet, I believe

to-day
tell

can

stone's
Grind-

said."

you

the

make

to

where

me

joined the

arrangements.
fice
of-

Erdmann's

Doctor

is."
He

pointed to

"That

doesn't

"Thank
Mr.

he

bowed

She

appeared

There

never

any

right in."

Walk
moved

with

down

himself

to be two

was

and

smiled

again, and

off,singing

was

legended "Private."
anything.

mean

you."

West

door

the

away.

wave

of his hand

stair. His

pass
com-

octaves.

in reaching
difficulty
52

Doctor

INTRODUCING

Erdmann.

Rudolf
on

door

Colossus

did

Hvery. Any
his

who

revolved

nothing

his mind

the

from

to

smoothly.

The

had

fably
chatting af-

than

corresponding

Provinces, who

in.

Erdmann

Doctor

in

informed

so

walk

to

weighty

more

servitors

him

see

"Private"

presidentof

The
with

instructed

and

visitors

himself

wished

was

Grindstone

Ladies

fence

not

secretary, and

with

said, the

West

signified
nothing.

person

on

Mr.

As

the outer

the

ERDMANN

DR.

with

the

Young

the

motive

furnished

power.
Erdmann

Doctor
the

as

portraitin

of

this

dark

and

thick

black

hair
and

wrote

its

His

his

manner

did

the luck
Doctor

to

was

these

and

heavy

talked

such

neck

suave

like him.
twist

our

ing
speak-

In

that

the

went

well

with

very

deal

and

for

the

about

trifle too

was

him.

mentioned

mustache
a

handsome,

eyes
the
man

soul

short

and
and

over-full.

lipswere
was

not

people,who

catalogue showed

bold:

expression,his

thick,and

who

the

and

large man

portrait it

were

who

was

"oily,"said

"

It is

few

persons

impossibleto satisfysome

virtues into vices,if

we

have

not

pleasethem.
Erdmann

announced

Miss

was

unengaged

Winston.

genial.
53

His

when

the

greetingwas

tary
secre-

pathetical
sym-

CHARLATANS

THE

Winston?

''Miss
"

^very."A

of

his

I recall

suavity.

"yes-yes"

of

as

as

the

was

many

talked

of

Swift-

quintessence
of

ways

them,

each

saying

As

syllablewas

slightlycrescendo, accompanied by
"We

tion.
admira-

correspondence."

our

are

you

spelling"muskallonge."

enunciated

Erdmann

see

of frank

"yes-yes"

There

to

From
.

Erdmann's

Doctor

look

sit down?

you

^yes-yes.

"

Very glad

hand-clasp,a

warm

"Will
water

Yes-yes.

Doctor
a

assentant

an

purr,

nod.

I believe,"he
partialscholarship,

preluded.
testified to the excellence of his memory.

She

Well

"Yes-yes.

mentioned

She

might

deal, not

another

seem

over

are

away
go

father

her

able

you

thought

he

acres.

That

^now

"

of

"

is not

small.
^ridiculously

panic. Suppose,
Erdmann

Doctor
the

talent

Encourage

should

the Winston
.

moment

hand

which

sum

Hmh!

"However,"

turned

^what

"

great

great deal."

did

the

from

wrest

"Yes-yes.

one

er

"

?"

to pay

It

so

other, "our
at any

long

she

unexpressed."
54

after

all

"

continued, rubbing
has

motto

price.

as

had

Hope

student

No

has

always been,

dollar.

should
No

be

soul

CHARLATANS

THE

set in

it

coiled

this at the

will be made

cabochon

took

in form.

gold,and

the

have

be,

card, saying

the

himself

of it.

better

adapted

artist

"Strong,
for

that

he referred

application

your

will then

hear

studies

your

the

to the

she

that

she

was

hand,"

rather

he

may

find desirable
him

she

hoped

short

viohn."
you
a

fingers; perhaps
surrendered

He

relatives in the

stranger

paragraph

said, possessing

in the

in

homes.

of the modest

city?"

strange land,

assist students

Winston

Miss

the

catalogue stating

that the conservatory, if desired,would

further

establishment

at No.

formed
in-

69 At-

Street.

"Yes-yes," he
Madame

*'Pre-

of his confidence.

"Have
reluctantly.

Informed

wood

around

If the report is favorable,

me.

it will

doubt

no

card

examiner

The

report to

worthy

prove

"You

to

emerald

once."

Hope

hand

something on

wrote

will

I have

begin at

should

was

he said, "and
office,"

out

play, and
as

stone

golden serpent.

Erdmann

Doctor

you

The

of dull steel inlaid with

band

was

sent

hand.

white

plump

Jesurin.

talk of her

said, *'I have


An

excellent

woman

teachinghere. Very glad

located.

You

understand. Miss
56

knowledge

some

there

you

are

some

was

so

Winston,

of

antly
pleaswe

feel

er

"

certain

"

to

young

care."

our

hand-claspas Hope

warm

very

warm,

for
responsibility

of

measure

ladies intrusted
Another

ERDMANN

DR.

INTRODUCING

rose

to go.

this time

"At

shall have

the examiner's

her

the

to

I
satisfactory,
His

beady

stair,and
the

on

Monday,

followed

Erdmann

her

turned

panied
accom-

will

report

be

his head

the

turned

she

until

remarked

secretary,who

He

afternoon."

sightingpoise of

the

Winston.

then."

"The

door.

Good

sure.

eyes

Miss

report by

outer

am

dear

my

lost

not

was

familiarlywhen

tor
Doc-

*'Mighty pretty girlthat."


"Hmh!"
and

muttered

returned
The

thoughtfully to

Erdmann's

card

her

out

West

called

What

was

declined

by

any

With

whom

great

history of
had

Grindstone's

other

she

questions in

many

positionin

musical

Had

she

talent

studied

last?

in

been

ever

complexion. She

was

her

eyes

then

Was

family?

Possibly

color of her

Mr.

chorus."

conservatory?

musical

67

what

hallelujah

age?

inquiry,the

Colossus,

presented Doctor

Hope

Winston's

any

her

whom

the

his desk.

for
application

"the

down, without
noted

asked

Miss

there

and

to

man

young

making

presidentof

the

and

he

set

hair,

directed

to

THE

Professor
and

CHARLATANS

Studio

Notensatt,

the anteroom,

here, in

waiting, while

women

door

sounds

came

of

she found

from

have

to

of the

one

by

torture.

youth

turn

young

Hght swinging

in

waiting damsels.

tarry long for her

to

other

two
a

octave;

noises ceased, and

emerged, followed

beckoned

behind

piano under

Presently the fearsome


woman

10, fourth

No.

young

livery,who
did not

Hope

the examinations

were

singularlybrief.
Professor

Notensatt

gaunt-faced

was

with

man

then

"Play
She
I

stoop-shouldered,

weary-looking

glanced carelesslythrough
paper,

jerked an

Winston's

Miss

toward

arm

He

eyes.

tion
applica-

the

piano.

!" he said.

sat

play?"

to

she

the

instrument

shall

nervously. "What

asked.

"Anything,"

repHed indifferently.

he

"Bach?"
will do."

"Bach
She

discharged a three-partInvention

"Very good!"
awakened

he

interest.

said, and

his

voice

at

him.

betrayed an

"Play something else,"


"

as

shfi

rose.

She

sat

down
or

the

again, uncertain
reverse.

Neither
58

whether

to

feel

of the damsels

couraged
en-

who

*'One

play

will suffice.'*

dear old battered

will

no

do."

But

Flushed

this

with

had

he

the stair,humming

fashion

Arthur

and

West,

to

of

his

out

come

tripped

trimnph, Hope

small

than

something.

was

springilydown
of Mr.

further

comment,

indifference;that

of

trance

"Moonlight"

composition.

made

examiner
"That

of the

the last movement

selected

The

Sonata?"

Beethoven

movement

She

say,

their talent

obvious.

more

"Shall

"

played twice; perhaps

had

preceded her
was

ERDMANN

DR.

INTRODUCING

the scale after

smiHng

the

tion
at recollec-

of him.
There

in which

home,

adventures

and

come

have

had

faithful

inclosure

An

houses

any

with

needed
are

have

upon

I met

she set down

date.

to

anything,and

in

not

though

sort

some

had
was

made

of

to

of

fairies do not

flee from

almost

run

down
59

ston.
Win-

wandered

long

I have

not

On

any

I have

not

appear

unless

the

other

dwarfs
in the

or

street

yet
have

gingerbread, nor

then,

distress.

of her

for AHce

time.

good

very

letter

long

account

was

"I have

fairies; but

any

to write

dinner

littlesister,"It ran,

"Dear
way,

before

time

was

really
you

hand,

witches,

by

big

CHARLATANS

THE

red

dragon

with

shiny

eyes

and

dreadful

gassy

breath.
"I
thus

made

have

far, and

the
am

purple chariot,as
He

is not

stout
very

West.

tall and

and

he has

prettily. He
Your

acquaintance of only

afraid
he does

that he isn't the


not

answer

slender,but
blue eyes
is

and

short

his

with

inclined

name

which

60

to be

curls

is Arthur

sister,
"Peincess

the

description.

light hair

singer,and

affectionate

one

your
and

Prince

one

Hope."

CHAPTER

Hope

the

melody

flute,sigh

what

roses:

and

the

"Here

come,

could

berill of

"

fifth from

the

jewels of Society,the

fairy court

bell rang

to

laughter,

"

and

adumbrations

horn, strident

from

violin, ^the chatter, the


shoulders

music

the wonderful

of

from

to toe.

lights,the

multitudinous

hind-scenes

top

auditorium, resplendent in red

immense

The

gold,

a-tlnglefrom

was

THERE

WERE

WHO

PEOPLE

SOME

AND

CONCERT,

CONCERNING

scent

gleaming
of

royal

it?

match

sharply.

come

"How

like ants

The

applause is

the

they

band!"

Madame

in, nicht

swarm

for the

cried

Jesurin.

wahr?
.

favorites," she shrilled in her


61

CHARLATANS

THE

**See!

companion's ear.
entered

just
him

^the large man

"

^that httle

"

certmeister.

of Herr

is reverenced

as

door

it is

she

the

the

door

ears

and

tion
atten-

great gilt frame

on

balcony rail,face
the

trembles
with

man

!"

Hope's

con-

the

watches

She

Behind

note

stage

said,

excitement

with

music

librarian ; the audience

for

door
has

Herschel, who, Madame

opens

only

Elbows

god.

misses

never

has

the

Trautmann,

picture in

arch.

who

the 'cello.

inattentive

hands, rapt,

the entrance

But

the

to

proscenium

between

when

is Herr

"

prattlesto

is riveted

with

is fine ; he

He

Madame

of the

chap

is Bruckner

That

out.

comes

continues

to

chatter.

Again
mistake.
and

hall

The

the

fanfare

band,

opening night. Hope


against her

the cheers

rings with

of the

this time

and

opens,

which

one

her

presses

there

no

is

of thousands
hears

hands

only

on

tightly

cheeks.

Silence.
The

is

facing

his

picture remains
draws

has bowed

conductor

against

men.

with

quick breath
his

lidded, her

his

closes

Hope
her, and
when

music-stand;

leaping heart

acknowledgments,and
her

eyes;

scarcelyless

Herr

Herschel

and

though

vivid.

raps
her

but

the
She

smartly
eyes

are

anticipatesthe loud, long


62

THE

CHARLATANS

portant things

but

them;

from

escape

they

into

pop

With

of life

fancy

we

heads

our

occasional

an

with

are

he

welcomes

that

lubricates

his brain

in

of

machinery

celebrated

Beethoven's

practicaluses

he

and

has

of

plexing
per-

finds,he
music,

he traces

his

cess
suc-

fluence
stimulatingin-

Symphony.

product

confesses

He

to the

case

Seventh
the

may

by,

mind

music, particularlyorchestral

certain

in

who

music,

in his mind.

over

not

can

unwelcome.

I have

whenever

concert

turn

tells me,

of

we

put them
and

exception.

to

case

have

we

unbidden

legal gentleman,reallyfond
that

always ;

us

what

To

genius

our

come,

Horatio!
....

unclosed

Hope

with

eyes

applauding, and

was

''Always
allow

to

her

there

is

wait

late-comers

to

Herschel

Herr

after

take

the

fine?

hard

so

it

drew

are

deep

Did

you

breath.

"It

It is all here

written
One

by

"

Doctor

should

read
64,

was

bowing.

Jesurin
it

"Was

though

even

not

ence
audi-

first movement,

idleness.

Brahms,

something besides

mean

^^Gewiss.

They

perfectlyadore

to understand.

Hope
Did

was

seats," Madame

said, in explanationof the band's


not

The

start.

he is

find it difficult?"
very

beautiful.

that?"

in the

Dudelsack, of
them

notes.

programme

while

your

servatory.
con-

the music

is

CONCERNING

playing. See, in

the next
this

shall observe

you

**

unutterable
as

by

step

colors

horns, the gray


then

orange,
or

the

as

"

got
the

dies in woods
And

the

it

Yes;

of

serene

Andante

the

Day,
nets
clari-

to

and

rest

to

peace

among

of the

wind

the

as

symphony

in her

reeds ;

tention;
at-

gan.
be-

fairy craft,

now
listening,

now

to the

meadow-lark.

understand, this music;

is beautiful:

the

first marsh-marigolds

sweeping

shadows

from

rapped

of the song-sparrow,

of the

valley, the

river.

est
deep-

of

radiant-faced

died,

floated away

water

spring,

pelting showers
over

conversation

that

everything is

those

Herschel

Herr

difficult to

was

and

flutes

Wipfeln"*'*'*

of

brown

plaintiveappeal

you,

ist Ruh;

Gipfeln

further.

no

quiet narrative

to the

with

merge

fagots,brings

again Hope

drifting on

added

twilightsettlingdown,

alien

buzz
;

and

move

"

In

Madame

of

"tjher alien

'

harmony

sweetest

of dawn

lower

in

beast, and

and

of

heights things

mountain

brightestgold, of

robe

heavy

doubled
man

of

of

clarinets

to

step,

Symphony

in tones

save

of the

movement

solitudes

soundless

'In

CONCERT

over

laughing sky,
many,

65

many

the

voices

meadows,

rose-light
of

the

CHARLATANS

THE

turned

Hope

Friedenthal's

is it

rides

folded

Hope

master.

watched

with

woman

Instead, a

her

of

woman

arms

with

hand

left,and
Herr

nice
half

restingon

the

hands

and

or

the

more.

bared

arms,

majestic stride.

half

shoulders

haps
(per-

-ran

instrument,

she

bowed

his

work

66

her

With

right,

seat.

desk, awaited

in hand.

Madame

and

massive

piano.

Herschel, leaning on

minute

rail

the

took

to

concert-

better) to

then

straightahead,

adjustment

the

the

across

portal with

be

the

of the

the reentrance

stooped a little,entered hurriedlyand

one

directs

slightphysique,whose

"tripped" would

chestra?"
or-

Madame

intently,imaging

the

the

see.

and

word

villageblacksmith

action, passing

above

of steel."

arms

for

stage door

the

shall

whirlwind

and

paused

for

Concerto

"

piano

You

rippleof applause betokened


who

number

next

Jesurin.

the

She has hands

conductor,

for

the

artist.

in

tired.
re-

16."

Madame

is the

*'Achy that

Herschel

The

"Grieg

hear

possibleto

she asked

Friedenthal

Conductor

pianoforte,A-minor, Opus

storm.

to the programme.

Madame

"How

afresh; the players

out

in tune

set their instruments

was

broke

general chatter

The

This

placed her

her

required
feet

on

CONCERNING

pedals,and

the

skirts

second

and

her

handkerchief

right of

heard

the

mind

Her

such

to

had

few

pages

an

of

to

so

Bach,

on

direct

better than
Of

she

folded

his baton.
of

measures

pianist.

the

self-

"How

wonderfully

"How

front

to
to

the

so

come.?

vast

calm!

of

Beethoven,

the
the

wings
storm

and

is the
blew
house

to

so

of

audience,

an

the

Oh,

hard, yet knew

knew,

such

tempest

ended, and

the

on

toil to

of the

it.

compass

very

little

"

What

Czerny.

in Madame's

cut

win

place:

whirlwind, yet presuming

Princess

Thrice-blessed

The

opening

figure she would


leaf

autumn

Hfted

imagination sought

worked

ridiculous

herself.

dare

ever

moment:

keyboard, and

nervous."

opportunity

She

was

the

Herschel

thought.

am

she

were

final critical

gave

bit forward

at the

hardly

Should

stool

Satisfied,she placed her crumpled

Herr

It is I that

the

She

her

adjusted

feet.

possessed!" she

even

side.

lap.

concerto.

and

hitched

She

one

againsta possible

down

sat

in her

her hands

Hope

time.

trifle to

glance at

She

skirts

depressed the piano stool

and

rose

inch.

an

her

prepared

entanglement. She
perhaps

CONCERT

Hope!

wiser than

was

kingdom

itself

out.
at

rose

67

She

of the

The
Madame

had

builded

she

thought

great.
concerto

was

Friedenthal.

"

CHARLATANS

THE

Herschel

Conductor
the

followed

orchestra
The

all

was

work

those

surprised;

noisily;but

she

ever

read

old to

so

her

so

applauded heartily,
in their

to her.

new

else

nobody

But

faces.

such

can

challengeamazement.'*

remarked

She

but

Hope,

astonishment

no

part of

the stage.

from

about

them,

to

cease

her

astounded

performance

seemed

It

congratulated her, and

of

something

the

sort

to

Madame

Jesurin.
thinks

"Nobody

about

technic

these

days,"

said

the Countess.
I did not

"But

like the

not

was

"Concertos

heart.
"Then

"She

will

attention
dozen

should

on

But

"Hark,

nobody

again
I

the

to

fingers."
technic?"

about

exclaimed, her

Countess

the

the

at

piano.

Friedenthal

Lark"

(the

"It

Chopin

I love

hope.

will be

!"

played Schubert's

Liszt

arrangement),
had

emotion.

The

Grieg

her ; the Brahms

had

stirred the

Hope experienceda

interested and

amazed

depths of

soul,but

her

think

not

Friedenthal, who, after half

instead,Madame
Hark,

head,

the

piecesfor

Madame

recalls,was

the

to

play again," the

Chopin nocturne,

and

addressed
show

are

why

It

symphony."

are

They

itself.

to listen to the music

seem

new

had
68

left her

clear-eyed.Now

CONCERNING

the

appeal

into

simple,exquisite
beauty brought

of

throat, and

her

rise,to

to

fascinated
nails to

her ; she

felt

the

the

But

the

her

stage

pianist
ship's

as

was

frightened her.

gently squeezedher

touch

the

arm;

far

so

her.

restored

is

"She

and

nodded

the Countess, when

declared

witch!"

pianistvanished.
head,

seat:

sire
de-

Heaven's

sing at

her

lump

had

She

impelled toward

between

abyss

Jesurin

Madame

of

arms

mountain.

magnetic

filled.

eyes

the lark, to

with

soar

the

and

away,

her

clutched

She

gate.

CONCERT

beside her turned

man

young

smiled.

Madame

had

further

favors

the
his

echoed

his

from

the

thought.
Acclamation

pianist,the

elicitingno
audience

Madame
to the

began

these

the

acquaintance;

stream

she

That

the

hunter.
with
wrote

Ach,

the
the

seemed

and

to

they

as

in

dame

famous
that

sion.
intermis-

descend

celebrities.
have

green

dowager,

silk
a

at

circled

chips on
pointed out significant

portly

Keith,"

few

Countess

visual

the

suggested that they

Jesurin

foyer,to glimpse

With

rise for

to

was

least

with

the

the current.

"old

prodigious

lady
tuft-

gentleman
distinguished-looking

pompadour

was

analyticalnotes
69

Doctor

Dudelsack,

who

for

Symphony

pro-

the

CHARLATANS

THE

black
for

hair

was

individual

dreamy

That

grammes.

famous
pianist,

Chopin playing, and

his

of temper.
incompatibility
In

drifted
face

them, Hope

in divorce
And

came

expressed his pleasureat


night, isn't

"Great
thal's

wonder.

so

on.

it.?" he
I

May

for his
.

His

West.

this second

meeting.
"Frieden-

gaily.

present Miss

world

counter-current

said

of

mop

courts

Arthur

Mr.

on

the

in the concert

of the stream, whither

eddy

an

with

Miss

Matheson.?

Winston, Flora."
The

tall, fashionably-gowned young

accompanied
both

Mr.

charmed

were

murmured

West

make

to

her

who

woman

pleasure,and

acquaintance of

Madame

Jesurin.

"Friedenthal
informed

West

the

of

found

*'I call

Matheson

declined

Matheson

the

begin

"She

Colossus?"
next

it the

pretends to

best
have

Jesurin

laughed

slang Is

so

her

debate.
asked

she

"Are

you

ing
study-

Hope.

week."

scrambles,"

Madame
She

Winston.

Mr.

better."

Miss

"I

Miss

Leschetitzkymethod,"

lot,though Miss
a

at

the

uses

Mr.
was

West

volunteered.

enlightened as

little diatonic

picturesque.I

laugh,

love it."

70

to

the

term.

''American

CHARLATANS

THE

Geist

trustworthy.

were

attested

in which

wrinkles

black

His

sartorial.

his

red

arm,

dress,

street

his indifference

bow

tie with

soft

negligently adjusted, a
under

in

was

brown

carnation

hat

things

to

ends

flowing

was

crushed

was

fastened

was

the

in his

coat.

The

gentleman
dress.

evening
the

but

His

whom

back

tall slender

he

form

seemed

passing
her

hand

so

She

wished

would

"

Mr.

Geist, who

he

but

talked

oi

the

trick

the

gates of

acquaintanceswas
every

in

person

appeared

name

to

be,

listeningattentively

was

rapidlyand earnestly,with

that

Eulenspiegel',yes,
Madame

understand,"
*Zarathustra'
**I decline

!
"

to

break

*'But

Geist

his

and

Jesurin

achy that is

said West.

only Geist

at

for

his

as

Hope,

gestures.

nervous

*Till

head,

her

account

Gray,

his head

turn

Karl

many

she could

that

it.

tilted

yet the circle of

small

toward

curiously familiar.

through hair, clamored

memory;

in

talking was

was

turned

was

negligentattitude,the

The

to

with

reached

here

hard

comes

were

72

difficult to

nut

was

"But

to crack."

teeth

it,"

on

capitalpair of

Gray

so

saying.

was

intellectual

my

companion

them

is not

crackers.
nut-

approaching,
captured by

but

"old

CONCERNING

lady Keith,"
Hope
had

Geist

Mr.

Miss

tapped

in her

"

him

her

fan.

one

she

not

was

present incarnation, at least.

presented

was

amicably with

of his face ; it

view

before

seen

Jesurin

Madame

to

and

Winston.

"And

how

asked

son

who

had

now

CONCERT

"Good

did you

like the

Miss

concerto?"

Mathe-

him.

work," he replied."But

fast, quite too

too

fast."
"This

keep

is

with

up

"The

for

rapid

the

"Friedenthal's

"She's

got

"Tricks.?"
Miss
I

one

tricks

all

They

than

smiled

Geist

hear

the

music

"Technic

it."

get

again

West

affirmed,

Hindoo."

scornfully.

sighed. "Well,

"Hard

that's

work.'*

trick,and

despair of learning."
of

us

Madame

"Well,
omelette
in

must

shrugged.

wonder," Mr.

Matheson

"Many
said

He

madness.

more

can't

One

clatter."

worship; speed

We

metronome."

devil's metronome.

its infernal

Professor.

Herr

age,

know

the trick, but

do

it

clumsily,"

Jesurin.
to

in

support

me

of

it

seems

very

much

gentleman's high hat,"


his

like
West

making

an

protested,

sleight-of-handtheory.

*'That, too, requires a


73

world

of

technic," Miss

THE

Matheson
and

declared.

Churchill

"The

"Mr.

so

"What

were

you

earnestly?"

Brahms

Geist

Mr.

intellectual !"

so

Madame

exclaim.

to

also

is

and

"He

is

He

occasion

Gray

Flora.

Geist:

to

quintette."

Brahms

took

Jesurin

And

talking about

Brahms

love

"I

CHARLATANS

have

enthusiast," said
hot

some

arguments

Johannes."

over

plays favorites;

"Gray

don't,"

observed

Geist

dryly.
"And

what

the

was

particular bone

of

contention

lo-night?"
"Why,

made

his

to do

with

Miss

merely remarked

quintettea quartette,as
his second

Matheson

Of

wrong.

course

Brahms
Are

you

"I

that

fond

rhapsody," Hope

"The

Churchill

would

deny

doubt

about

who

is

in

ever

have

know

what

Miss

Winston

do

can

that

no

his beloved

anything.

?"

only to-night'ssymphony

"

and

answered.

"Oh, yes," nodded

Weathers,

king

laughed:

Brahms,

heard

have

he didn't

should

violin."

was

of

Brahms

Flora.

working

"I
on

one

have

of the

chum, Rhoda

rhapsodies
"

the second, I believe."


A

bell

signaledthe

end

of the
74

intermission,and the

CONCERNING

little

party

pleasure in
As

Hope

Gray,
by.

dispersed,with
the

eyes

she

expressionsof

mutual

encounter.

moved

released

Their

CONCERT

from
met

rapidly

as

exertion

of the climb.

went

toward
his
for
up

the

staircase, Churchill

detainingdowager,
instant, and

an

the

75

stair

"

brushed

her heart

beat

^perhaps from

the

/CJa

CHAPTER

EEIilGION

OLD

AN

Happy

as

AND

lark, without

early rising,Princess
of

couch

her

the

rippled over
to match

revealed

as

smile

instant

What

of

flood

the

lark's

lazed

amid

whiteness

draperies

duenna

the

of

were

charms
her

infinite

yesterday!

"

rounded

grudgingly

nightrobe,

it screened.

head; her

was

her

eyes

history was

76

Her
were

parted lips

in tune

with

sensuously
spiritually,

Its

Her

Phoebus,

and

short-sleeved

played lambently. She

the

throat

pillow. Plump

the muslin's

the

proclivityto

morning sunlight.

against the sunlight; along

and

WOMAN

NEW

hair, borrowing gold from

clasped beneath

were

curtained
a

Hope

by the unfastened

watchful
hands

in

chestnut

abundant

arms

VI

traced

the
tent.
con-

in char-

AN

of

acters

OLD

that

gold

sought

in motion

her

the

by

visitor

story

from
of

to this most

she

had

She

gown,

troubled

tossed

the

and

she

The
what

recondite
the

Jesurin

was

concert

and

*'sweet

of

gods.

its

the

to

listened

preparations
into bed.

vowed

penance

bonnet, stockings,

scarcely

disorder"

"Hesperides."
lying

Her

eye

the

beside

it, smilingly recollectlve

of

Dudelsack.

all about;

She

for

turned

symphony,

and

had

off

broken

Rhine

the

In consequence

being sped, it might be

matter.

she did not

and

programme,
for

of Doctor

concert

it

in

poet

reached

raptures

Shoes

about
the

even

lighted on

the

the room,

on

Ring of

Hope

scant

tumbled
literally

set

run

barkened

faery.

light her

to

had

have

of

of

and

eagerly than

lack of tidiness.
were

before

tongue,

"The

aquatics

not

fascinatingtale

bewitch

bed,

would

glanced around

for her

and

of Walhalla

passing

for slumber, and

of

the

planet more

not

struck

Jesurin's

"Tannhauser,"

Mars

our

had

like

eye

"Meistersinger" prelude,had

and

to the

inward

her

Midnight

NIebelungen", from

Maidens

to

before

rest ; for Madame

"Lohengrin;"
the

danced

daffodils.

Wordsworth's
she

RELIGION

well

evidently'twas
to the

notes

continuing where

to
a

77

most

descriptive
Madame

(omitting the Goethe,

understand), she read:

learn

which

THE

again, when, pregnant

then

"And

beams,

the

seek

hush.

sight (chords
again take
but

aught

to

and

The

the

an

face, with

and

The

doubt

high

was

Dudelsack
the

not

was

and

it

yesternight
"

unf

do

to

house

opened;

but

and

harmonies

at

orgetable:

rounding back,

wall

yet

was

^the

all the

face among

: one

so

sic,
mu-

others,
dark

and

full

eyes.

of the Heart

Prince

the

be

only,

forehead

of Gold

Oh,

there

him

wasn't

of it.

She

murmured

it fitted ; it was

He

pillows.

not

faces

"Churchill," Miss

Gray."

the

call back

instant

steady hazel

over

need

laze

programme

morning;

the
lights,

for

seen

among

piano

pleasant to

dazzling

fearing

reduced

the

row
sor-

disturbing

the

morning

flung

Hope

astir; the

tones.

of

rays

Sunday

was

by

birdlet

vanish, the

evanescent

dropped back
It

of

to

tonal

deepest

in

awed

now,

of

surcease

Now,

song.

And

and

lisp in

mush.

old

ing
danc-

below)

brass, obligatoin strings),the

in

wing

Pshaw!

and

double-basses, fearful

the

in

matutinal

and

warm

teem, the

above

peasants young

sun's

the

by

diamonds

doubled

laughter, frolic

in

steal

brown,

with

(woodwind

invite ; and

play

do

mountains

nymphs

the

CHARLATANS

young,

not

and

called

Matheson
the

name

commonplace,
uncommonly
78

"Churchill

softly,twice.
nor

it

was

good

to

Yes,

"novelly."

look

on

he

CHARLATANS

THE

Hope
methods.
trust

"I

to luck

late

"Of

and

more

reminded

was

'era

try

years,"

to the

in the

faith

city. Perhaps
Winston

proved

seats, and

Madame
to autumn

This
to

would

it would

be

in the

much

morning

publicly

go."

interesting.

for

varying

Madame

reasons,

Jesurin

and

exchanged good mornings

who

spoke approvingly

Jesurin
; and

quoted George

while her

the church

with

third-rate

of

Eliot's

about

auditorium

en

her

and

markable
re-

curiously,
and

scene

the

trophe
apos-

elders discussed

looked

with

motley

congregation

convention.
Ten

turned

am

held

parlor of

contrastingthe incongruous mise

of

be

like to

them.

October, Hope

audience

"and

"I have

Buddha.

you

attend

friendly dame,

weather.

vocal

man,

present I

at

fiftypersons,

some

took

young

Madame,

services

held

were

gathered to

Hope

and

to be.

services

hotel, and
were

of

thought

West

rightone."

first Buddhist

in this

The

that

occult,and

the

It

all,"said

remarked

attend

Miss

Arthur

to hit off the

more

interested

of Mr.

or

newspaper

the bulk

dozen
man,

well-dressed,
alert-looking
women,
and

score

of

Japanese

of the audience; the rest invited the

nondescript:faded

folk, scant
80

of chin

and

made

up

adjective
forehead,

AN

OLD

RELIGION

attired

vacuous-eyed, oddly
of

Messiah,

new

that

of earth

we

glass;

that

or

triangle.

In

it

at

time,

is

need

not

torch

will be found

be

as

points;

the

earth

the

The

as

one

rabbit

ing
think-

built
to

reason

may

pie: first

catch

between

two

of miles

from

conclusions.

unlike

not

these

From

day.

desired

any

religionis

new

that

major premise; the

your

facts, such

distance

in

latter

night

at

few

creed, a

ninety-threemillions
not

the

one

moth-souls, and

it attracts

For

ligion
re-

All

comer.

operate

one

new

soap-box, and

is the shortest

was

recipe for

If

useful

is

sun

and

on.

start

can

street

any

symbol.

; Rome

premises

is

insisted

straightline

: a

at

voice

strong

its value

isosceles

an

flat,but

or

metropolisone

needs

has

plane, or

globe of

so.

any

proposition

of

center

round

nothing

American

an

is

planet

our

There's

makes

at the

Hving

are

to the

give assent

to

or

first to flock to the feet

"

for
rest

simple.
Bits

of

friendlydame
ears;

as:

she is

and

Sister

Jesurin

Mrs.
is

West
Isabelle

Spanish, and

conversation

Madame
is

"That

Isabelle; Mrs.
club.

whispered

the

was

West,

president

spoke

to

us

formerly a
81

the

between

nearest

of

Hope's

to

came

to

our

Thursday
Catholic

Sister

woman's

night;
nun."

THE

Hope's

CHARLATANS

traveled

eyes

in

handsomely gowned

black,

the rest of the audience

from
a

Mrs.

to

frail

robed

body,

and

face, lit by

austere

sharply

sat

thence

the

in

the

tall

little apart

woman

Isabelle,

white, whose

complacent

by

to Sister

candle-gleam of

illuminated

club-woman,

who

bonneted

the

with

West,

the

thin,

Past,

features

arc-lightof

trasted
con-

of
the

the
pitating
Pal-

Present.

perfectlyadore

"I

saying,when
a

occult," Madame

Sister Isabelle rose,

Jesurin

was

with

enjoin silence

to

gentle gesture.
shall

"We

begin

wiU

"Will

Miss

Winston

able

that

in her

the

would

perhaps
was

not

smile

not

the

be

of

embarrassed
as

Andante

grave

what

inappropriate to

and

she
so

?"

under

the

nobody

else

at last and

up

could

solemn

"Sonate

sweet, would
82

turned

answer.

play
an

Sister Isabelle had

the

from

ness.
sweet-

rare

Winston

direction; but

anything,"

anything

Jesurin

oblige,Miss

back,

will volunteer."

one

"Almost

piano.

piano, wondering

"Almost

which

some

willingto respond,she got

or

to

you

held

turned

glances

crossed

if

risingimmediately,Madame

one

Hope

was

music,

entreated, with

do," she

No

with

indicated

She

to

the

casion.
oc-

said;

Pathetique,"
Encour-

aged by

and

nod

RELIGION

OLD

AN

from

smile

Mrs.

gan
be-

she

West,

it.

passed oif creditably. She played the

"debut"

Her

she

Andante,

thought,

it seemed

offeringto Buddha,
a

beauty,

had

it ; but

given to

to her

mood

her

to her

she returned

When

her, pressed her

on

whether

and

this she

she had

been

able to
not

whispered:

or

she

municate
com-

say.

beamed

Jesurin

Madame

and

arm,

An

hoped

could

she

listeners
seat

before.

ever

requirea meaning,

to

musical,

than

more

than

better

"Grand!

love that!"
service went

The

made

To

of

and

steady

hazel

word.

The

stirred

is

Offering of

it.

third-rate

footing
hotel

symbols

of

and

hotel

tawdry

of

mirror

is

of

because

poor
a

joy

pair

enlisted

ideas, rather
is

the

with

of

particularlyempty

the Flowers

sympathetic interest, perhaps


of

Hope's imagination.

remembrance

by

Nirvana

eyes,

to

eighteen,vibrant

of

woman

young

Hving

strong appeal

no

tures
Scrip-

the

verities of Gautama.

subHme

interpretedthe

and
These

Sister Isabelle read

on.

than

temple;

her
the

more

gruity
incon-

in

spite of

the

marble

altar; and

barren

pitcher,so suggestive of ice,chills

the

warmest

imagination.
After

the

"sermon,"

little talk

8S

on

Christ

and

CHARLATANS

THE

and

Buddha

services

simple
feet, as

pointsthey had

the many

alert

an

done.

were

Mrs.

club-woman

of the

that

theirs.

were

"affair"

had

her

sprayed

One

been

Club.

Woman's

thanked

audience, for

Mrs.

then

her

on

clear,

the

undulated

profit

that

the

of

the

auspices

thanked

the

Isabelle,in

assumed

the

smile, and

in

pleasure and

under

West

be,
Sister

naturally

held

with

the

first

West,

should

voice
pleasantly-modulated

behalf

in common,

Hope,

to

her

for

the

lovelymusic.
Mrs.
lower

than

less

crisp,

"I

her

who

son

Miss
Mr.

irons

in the

is devoted

Arthur

to

West;

he

enjoyed
"I

her

hope
and

**Was

small
to

hear

receded

it not

too,

manner,

an

that

the

son

fire.

have

"I

alluded

strenuous

that

musical

offering.

you

play again,"

in

than

suggesting

assuredly devoted

was

proofs of

as

air

much

was

in music

intellectual

glad, she remarked,

very

pitchedmuch

was

it."

surmised

Winston

was

her

interested

more

am

music, and dailygave


She

voice

art," said the lady, with

multitudinous
a

club voice

suppose

other

any

conversational

West's

to
to

was

vocal

allegiance.

Mrs.

West

the

lady

had

mured,
mur-

wave.

interesting!"exclaimed
84

Madame

Jes-

AN

urin, when

OLD

she and

RELIGION

at last set their

Hope

faces

toward

home.
assented.

Hope
Mrs.

West

these

"Oh,
think

thanked

they

new

are

"But

not

"

Madame
rather

understand

not

why

Sister Isabelle."
!" cried the Countess.

women

running

"They

the universe."

"Still," said Hope, "it


Sister

do

was

for

us

she

thanked

the

for Buddha."

laughed,

and

thought

bright.

85

her

young

friend

CHAPTER

THE

BEOAD

*'I
your

much

am

WAY

read

the

Erdmann

presented herself

on

the record

from

PARNASSUS

TO

pleased by

case," Doctor

He

VII

examiner's

said, when

Miss

ston
Win-

"Technic, good

rhythm,

inteUigent;
perfect; tone, good; interpretation,

Miss

Winston
If

would

likelyget

Doctor

schedule
"All

of

symptoms

"

on

Erdmann
of your

these!"

marks
re-

genius."

smiled.
there

on

afternoon.

Monday
:

report

were

The
no

diagnosiswas
heart

most

couraging.
en-

complications she

famously.
gave

her

typewrittenslip. "A

lessons," he said.
She

glanced
86

down

the

long list.

"I

THE

CHARLATANS

*'In Atwood

Street?

I think

Yes;

I shall continue

to like them."

"Yes-yes

hope

the

from

way

conservatory;

Should

nearer.

inform

you

I have

me.

Atwood

But

so.

is

Street

you

wish

may

to

decide

to

list of

extremely desirable

make

great

change,

live
pray

homes

for students."
thanked

She

interest

an

"The

Hope

banging

left the

students

Mercy
classes

emptied

as

at

another,
on

echoes

of

will

greatly obliged

am

afternoon."

the

and

eighth octave,
another

floors above

studio

"You

dents.
stu-

music."

on

"I

Good

some

poured

! she

were

of books

elevator

then

the

With

personal

so

he said.
office,"

Erdmann.

of gongs,

take

to

conservatory'sthousands

fingersaway.

sounded;

gong

doors

were

"

and

some

flung

great
low.
beopen,

into the corridor.

thought,

changing
rapidly as

"

the

was

that

was

building afire ?
all.

it filled. The

The

No

corridor

Grindstone

went

whirling.

on

Hope
"

her

Doctor

you,

and

the

kind

was

large collection

drew

She

As

in

It

libraryadjoins my

find in it

to

him.

located

full minute

studio

No.

late.
88

822, and

opened

the

door

WAY

BROAD

Along
which

callisthenics.
hands

high

At

and

Observing

rose

and

sort

their

on

another

at

of

toes,

signal

the bench.

the

student, the

new

at the end

placed Hope

Hope

practising some

was

kneading bread, only

Hke

table,on

or

lent,"
vio-

more

said to herself.

Hope

as

bench

signal they

upon

"Something

"Do

ran

fingers arched,

pitched forward

and

PARNASSUS

room

students

line of

of the

wall

one

TO

others

imitated
down

came

best

said.

could, and

the first attempt

at

she

thought

more," she

"Relax

broken.

fingerswere

she

heavily that

so

forward

came

of the line.

doing," she

are

as

teacher

all her

directed.

was

relaxed.

She

"This

is to

acquire volume

informed

her.

"The

D'Albert,
this

wave,

Little

Giant

getting it

breaking

"That

is

better.

shall

keeps coming
Following

pianvil.
Try

poeticalthan

more

Keyboard,

to

piano.

follows

There,

imagine yourselfa

the beach."

on

reflected,crestingand
"We

the

of
a

instructor

understand, is

table, you

plan, practising on
are

you

the

of tone," the

see

some

combing
spray

bread-making," Hope
with

the

ers.
break-

other

presently,if

my

hair

down."
this

drill there

strenuous

89

were

lighter

THE

for the

gymnastics
for

exercise

fingersalone, and

was

who

may

rubbing

the

stomach

and

round,

probably

this

performing

with

the

what

of

in

it

trick

hand, round

and

the

put

to

other,

mirable
ad-

an

hand

doeth"?

to all

the

The

you

will have

left hand
exercise

students
you

can

pat

your

is

who

have

rub

your

further

no

the

perfectpractice
thy

not

piano

while

time

ticks

metronome

cross-rhythm. When

common

with

be

might

"Let

three-four, dual rhythm


for

old

of the head

Bach:

cheerfullyrecommended

stomach

foolish

preparationfor

thy right

with
difficulty

one

drill,while

gospel

the

it seemed.

Pray imagine fiftystudents

use.

better

tempo. What

know

tried

imagined

educational

of

have

patting the top


never

hands.

difficult than

more

reader

The

ingenious

most

acquiring independence of

exercise

This

of

CHARLATANS

in

head

terrors

you.

When

the gong
found

and
studio

minute

was

on

late.

sounded

she
the
She

He

remarked

her

shifted

his

positionto

might

stand

beside him.

saw

it

guessed
West

she

820

octave, she

same

Arthur

when

in No.

due

was

consulted

Hope

vocal

in the double
at

the

90

the

end

of

same

and

as

this

only half

was

her

was

ule,
her sched-

row

exercise
of students.

instant, and

his line,that

she

TO

WAY

BROAD

she

is it?"

**Wliat

PARNASSUS

whispered.

"

Musk'

'Money

or

Virginiareel ?"

of her

repliedmysteriously and

he

^^Ah-h-hr

know

Didn't

'tried out'

she held it before


a

ner.
part-

just having

voice

my

know."
in her

placed

Japanese parasol was

at

"I'm

rendered, you

"

for

you

spirit

screeched."

you

don't," she confided.

"I

have

"awfully jolly to

query,

in the

did, ready

the others

her, as

hands, and
to open

signal.
"

sing *Ah/

"You

student, "increasingthe
This

produces

tone

One,

new

parasol.

the

open

you

crescendo.

perfect

as

the

advised

instructor

the

two, three, sing!"


The

parasols opened slowly and


that

Ah
another

swelled

command

eh?"

This

they closed, diminuendo.

method,

"Great

to

rused
cho-

pianissimo to forte;

from

repeated until

was

evenly

at
ercise
ex-

dismissed.

the

class

said

West

very

tongue

and

was

ally.
enthusiastic-

"Splendid !" Hope agreed.


"Are
comes

you

down

for

the

towel?

That

next."

lesson,and

"I have

only one

more

"I'll be

through

for the

that is

day myself
91

piano."

in ten

minutes.

THE

suggest

walk

down

Miss

Winston

made

"My

mother

tells

Hindoo

revival,or

scramble

you

"Mrs.

don't

object,Miss

ton,
Wins-

the avenue."

objection.

no

she

me

you

yesterday

that

sort.

met

of

something

She

at

says

divinely."
spoke

West

knows

"Mother

She

If you

outside.

Fine,weather
I

CHARLATANS

composes,

the
know

you

kindly of

very

songs

"

she

when

thing

real

playing."

my

all the

hears

it.

leading songbirds

sing them."
how

"Oh,

high opinion of

Mrs.

dedicates

His

laugh

the

method

next

referringto

She

nodded,

and

in the

statelyMrs.
about

be

must

of

them

tended
in-

West.

due,"

as

the

usual

large wardrobe

ringing the

left him

lair of Professor

octave, and
sees

neither

said

Hope,

minutes, then," said Arthur, smiling.

ten

to

to them."

schedule.

her

"In

The

know.

help it, you

can't

songs

the

composer.

infectious; but

was

disrespectto
"My

as

laughed: "They

Arthur

Mother

West

conceived

Winston

interesting!"Miss

Studio

of the

contained
studio.

Van

Jan

more

Besides

(beyond

the

92

Wart,

Soul,

was

bell.

elevator

sometimes
on

the

furnishingsthan
the
door

piano, there
of

which

no

ferred
re-

light
skyone

was

stu-

The

rose
professor

and

paced slowly to

and

fro

Page g^

THE

CHARLATANS

in

corrugated

was

frown"

worthy

of

above

this

and

but

mane;

and

there

the

High

dimples in

were

his mouth

attention

took

curiouslyabout
and

"Play,"

his

self,
him-

unparted

chubby cheeks,

mirthful.
persistently

large portraitof

thoven
Bee-

the mantel.

she

his head

his wild

were

coughed softly,and

Hope

Executioner

flung back

staringfixedlyat

was

above

the

Lord

was

the lines around


He

"frightful, frantic, fearful

seat

the

said, in

he

the

on

studio.

fixed his

this

dreamy
a

piano

on

eyes

voice

stool and

last Van

At

draw

failingto

looked

turned

Wart

her.

turned

Hope

remote.

his

to

keyboard.

What

should

The

girl with

Van

Wart's

it he?
the

brown

absorption

She

charged

was

poised her

Herr
Wart's

Notensatt;

dreamy

matched

by

With

the

the

The

hands

but
mood

had

the

said

course.

word,

portrait showed
atmosphere

very

for

which

the

last movement

had

proved

and
the

of the

of the

effective

suddenly reflectingthat
and

the twilit studio

first movement,

opening

the

of

Beethoven.

with

"Moonlight Sonata",

in

Beethoven,

eyes

drift of his meditations.


studio

the

measures

94

she

Van
better

were

played

with

that

professorrose

stead.
in-

and

BROAD

WAY

and

paced slowly to
His
tie

in

fine

frenzy.

was

the

thrust

down

his

piano.

in his waistcoat.

brow,

eyes

his

big

rolled

"Louder!

in

Louder!"

irritably.

it's marked

dropping
in

tumbled

beside

he commanded
"But

hand

disorder,his upturned

stopped

He

PARNASSUS

fro, one

had

mane

bow

TO

her

pianissimo!"

exclaimed

Hope,

hands, respect for authority submerged

surprise.
Van

struck

Wart

deafness

"Ach, Gottf my
the poor

"Oh,

played

the

like

fist.

!"
have

"I should

thought Hope.

useless to go

!"

"

that

chuckle, and

Mystified,and

Another

with

the

Adagio, she

damsel

thumping

what

sounded

chord

"if

"

suspiciously

depositinghis pudgy
his

marched

is he

with

trifle

you're hopeless."

turned,

Wart

gloves and

on

concluding with

easy-chair,resumed

"What

clenched

Presto, forte throughout.

can't hear

Van

with

the last movement."

"There
you

!"

man

Feeling it was
played

his forehead

out
was

study

of

self in the

Beethoven's

annoyed, Hope

face.

picked up

her

of the studio.
in

waiting.

to-day.?"she whispered,her hand

the door-knob,
95

on

THE

CHARLi^TANS

and without
"Crazy," Hope repliedbriefly,
in her
the

march.

"Oh!"

girl with

"Beethoven

suddenly recallingthe exit

"

the brown

and

eyes,

her

turning

head

of
"

!"
said the

"Thanks,"

other, and passed

Evidently "Beethoven"
Arthur
and

pausing

tarried

West

forgot

Hope

was

her

countersign.

below.

in.

He

in

was

at

annoyance

high spirits,

sight of

ing
his smil-

face.

just heard

"I've

strolled down

they
and

of

splendid thing," he said, as

the

boulevard.

tone-cultivator,
or
something

like

the

gives just
mouth

is in

"How

sing

and

wedge,

when

right opening

curious!
such

was

is the

Is that another

"Why,"

exposition,
"

with

teeth.

Price

if you

it

mouth

the

When

fiftycents."
that

learning to

get

hold

of the

right

know."

*tongue and

towel'

you

spoke

about

.f*

method.'^"

^Arthur

"

the

Shaped

sort.

it in your

dreamed

never

voice-rectifier

complicatedmatter."

All luck, you

'*What

of

sing.

'*0h, it's simple enough


method.

of that

put

you

positionyou

"A

"the
young

the mouth, and

launched

tongue

is

into
enthusiastically
an

singers. It

stiffens itself
96

so

unruly member,
rises in the

it blocks

back

the
pecially
es-

of

the passage

WAY

BROAD

of

the

PARNASSUS

this obstruction

Now,

tone.

TO

be

must

removed,

know."

you

that

agreed

Hope
in

some

"Some

the

unruly member

short

way,

genius

his

name

in

fingersencased
until the throat

teachers

by using
with

the

spiritof

Miss
have

serve

him

"No,

The

you

have
The

the best results

it forward

it would

of
a

on

teacher

be

nicer

much

that

to

after

it would
peculiarities
had

tribulations

the

its mind.

its own,"

good

it were,

as

fancied, too,

which

one

tained
ob-

are

well trained."

its owner's

than

said

Arthur

fully.
rue-

lesson ?"
was

deaf

as

an

adder.

!"

Oh-h-h!

"Deaf?

with

screech."

you

towel, imbued,

She

troubles

indeed.

absurd

tongue

drawing

Then

tone, and

learned

has
"Did

"Not

studio

aspiring students

"Mine

about

towels.

better

of many

How

that

claim

thought

individual
had

is open.

true

Winston

the towel

toweling, and

the

the

itself."

"SimpHcity
'*Some

pelled
ex-

adopted

"

simple expedient of seizingthe tip of


the

be

cuttingit out.

forget

"

of

should

Van

Wart!

Weren't

you

told

him?"
a

word."

young

man

chuckled.
97

"There's

nothing

the

THE

CHARLATANS

with

Van

Wart's

shape. This

must

be his Beethoven

matter

at

portraitof

size and

Sit

day.

mooning

the old man?"

walked

and

"Yes;

their

except

ears

up

and

down

the

method.

the

like

room

one

possessed."
"That's
the

it; that's

spiritof
"Indeed

draw
he

Wart;

do I

where

! And

in .f"'

come

inspirationfrom

radiates

is invited

is

with

communes

the master."

*'0h, you
Van

He

it; he's

medium.

and

step forward

to

through

the master

The

the cabinet

that

see

ence
audi-

empty."
half

took

Hope

minute

feelingpretty
I
dare

"I

time.

mean,

his

Chopin

when

he

for

to-day. That's

grumpy

West

with
act

that

Van

best ;

though

on

days

day isn't

of the students

silk and

"

luck

But

velvet,and
you

^though he

want

how

does he

perform
98

on

Liszt

next
thoven
Beelike

day,
talks

to watch

doesn't

anything."

"Why,

have

spirati
all the in-

prefer Wagner

some

the lesson.

Liszt

"Better

every

Most

Wart.

nothing but

wears

him

laughed.

know,

you

all through
politics
out

must

got."
say."

day

digestthis interesting
Beethoven

"Well

information.

been

to

days .f*"

mean

WAY

BROAD

Arthur

TO

her

gave

PARNASSUS

side

quick

glance.

Her

eyes

innocentlycurious.

were

"Ask

Flora

Matheson

"She

have

the Sudo

student

studies

"You'll

get

method

Miss

it's

circles.

at

Hello,

there's

of us,

looking in

him

Awfully good chap."

Mrs.

Sudo.

tell you

about

with

to

Church

ahead

Gray
I

May

assent, conscious

an

about

Something

window.

the art-store

murmured

Hope

piano

head.

my

**Is

conservatory?"

our

Matheson

over

remarked:

Hope

there,and

vocal

to

replied.

halted; then

Conversation
Miss

he

Matheson,"

of

present

ened
height-

color.
Churchill

Mr.

Gray's acknowledgment

consisted

Winston"
eyes

and

Keith

repetitionof

slight inclination

the
of

duction
intro-

words

"Miss

the

head.

His

less aloof.

were

"I'd

of

of the

have
hadn't

**I recall

presented
pounced

on

seeing Miss

Saturday night

you

you,"

Ma

remarked.

West

Winston

if

in the

foyer,"

said

Gray.
Hope's

heart

thumped. He, too,

Gray glanced back


"What

have

you

to the

found

99

remembered

shop window.
now

Arthur.

had

that's

good?"

asked

THE

"Nothing

CHARLATANS

new

Brahms.'^"

is that

"Oh,

believe.

sketch, I

memory

picture of Brahms;

"

sion,
impres-

an

Very good copy."

exclaimed

Miss

Winston,

vastly interested.
"That's

the man,"

Arthur

took

old Brahms

mouth

Gray.

off his hat

in mock

"Good

reverence.

!"

stole

Hope

said

look

at

Gray's face, and


and

singularlysweet

was

though nuptialed to

the

tenderly mirthful,

chin.

serious

playing, do

is Brahms

"What

that

noted

suppose?"

you

she

asked.

Capriccio, it pleases me

D-minor

"His

Gray answered.

"The

left hand

the

tops

think,"

to

right in that

fashion."

"Curious-looking old
something like
"Oh
"A

!"

Van

chap,"

Wart."

writer

throws

breath, almost,

he

observes

knee-highto Beethoven,' yet


to

bear

That

the

would

with

that

*his shoulders

to account

ness."
100

smile.

Brahms

imposing weight
seem

Brahms's

light on

architecture,"said Gray,

mantle.'

"Built

West.

expostulatedHope.

modern

enough

said

of

culiar
pe-

"In
was

were

one

'not

broaSi

Beethoven's

for his

squatti-

CHAPTER

VIII

MATTERS

TOUCHING

MINCE

OF

IM-

POaTANCE

The

week

slipped:memorably

Time, laughing,

jest of

the

swore

Youth!

life

the hours

be said

is beloved

moment,
Youth

Would

poet

you,
and

valleyof

May

"

the

would

eternal

an

And

102

its follies,
sage

yet

descent
go

in

canticle.

is all that

Youth

itself.

you

there

is life's beautiful

Youth

gods.

morning,

sung.

is

subject!

"

have

Five-and-Forty, who

begun
age

the

of the

happiness in

said and

golden prime, beautiful

is the

supreme

divide

on

days.

glass,and

his

Alas, what

Youth!

that may
Youth

from

the

were

excellent.

was

new

has

tossed

fleet

into

back

over

the

crossed

the

mist-hidden

the

trail,f or-

OF

going

IMPORTANCE

MINOR

by

one

pieceby piecewith
the blown

Princess

Our

youth,
real

furl

rose

Princess,

much

to do

think

and

the

these
in

Next

adding

the

to

and

as

restricted

her

so

table

duties,

faithfully

to spare

home.

new

the

for

The
A

cover.

brightened up

of Herr
on

she

the

in the

days

cretonne

at

household

contrived

of

shrined

No

half

lectures
three

her

for

photograph

had

of which

the

Phoebus.

ever

to

came

burden

better

was

with

and

time, too, she

god,"

lessons

print on

largerroom.

vale of

ing
piano practicemorn-

"

attractiveness

of India

square

again?

she.

as

music

were

easy-chair looked

the

enced
Herschel, "rever-

piano: only

dles
can-

wanting.

were

Thus

far her

short-houred
Jesurin's

Countess

evenings had been free,but

as

fleet

himself

left to

about

importance

discharged. Some

bud

abroad,

or

inconsiderable

not

be

losing race

ing
part-

experience? Would

of

still in the sun-drenched

her

was

gold

petalsand

home

at

afternoon,

Grindstone

week.

its

day

First, there
and

the

Hope,

each

ran

of the ascent, and

the memories

one

was

the

days. Matched

tongue.

Time

outclassed.

engaged

herself,Hope

his

ran

read

the week

fessed
con-

the

language classes; and,

"With
103

were

Madame

legs off,and

nights of

Two
with

with

these

Rack

and

Wheel

THE

of the

Romance
Jones

CHARLATANS

of the

one

"

Holj Inquisition",
by Stanley Arthur

lent her

Madame

echoed

Hope
and

Rack

six
the

the

Wheel"
on

her

Stanley Arthur

real to her
for

As

By

the

world

to the

as

her

no

diligenthammering
the

she did not

ground
to

seem

who

lost

get

at

could

the

inhabited
world

of

of

his

not

seem

so

yet perceivable.

keys

she

Czemy

by three days
over

proved
ap-

pulled the strings.

and

Bach

torical
his-

with

dancing

was

progress

of

the

The

they

gentleman

music,

than

fancy.
best

Hope

it.

"With

that

it reeked

which

wonderful

Jones's

Not

upon

the standards

of

contrary,

more

of the hour.

rhapsody

the

entertained; at

puppets

with

praises faintly.

merits; but
to

book,

fell short

romance;

appeared

best-selhngbooks

of

covered
re-

idleness,but

fore.
readilyas be-

so

the
Perhaps she practisedincorrectly

tory
conserva-

calhsthenics.
could be, of course,

There

methods
and
of

these

more

no

no

stone's
criticism of the Grind-

founded

were

admitted

on

scientific

of criticism than

ciples,
prin-

the law

gravity.
As

have

we

in manual

and
in

heated

seen,

drilled in tone

was

volume, and

structi
digitalindependence. She received in-

staccato

metallic

she

"

compelled by

keyboard ; so
104

hot

were

an

the

electricallykeys that

the

OF

fingerstouched
a

fine that

struck
the

expired, and

again

the

then

it

drawing

of the "velvet
and

through

the

it became

to open

the

sensitive

of

learned
she

doubt

picked

her

to go

in

lesson

approach
to

of

minutes

few

facts

deeper. The
stage

and

bear

to

bow,

our

She

that

She

history;
as

many

playing;
study

she

how

was

shown

to leave

the

she

which

patient
im-

was

brought, also,a
she

most

Wart.

into which

off floral
105

and

crescendo.

Van

harmony,

presence:

keys

She

ensemble

week

ployed,
em-

keyboard.)

analysis and

immediately,and

were

the

ear-training,and

in

strings

arouses

so

through
Jan

musical

of

piano, how

accept

sing Ah

Professor

mediums,

linists
vio-

Paderewski

velvet

Beethoven

sight-readingand

up

interested

how

parasol and

strike

acquisition

to touch

touch"

the last

the

the

For

Monsieur

"beautiful

spiritof

nine

of

more

something

had

from

nature

enthusiasm, practisedaily on

imbibed

bow

air.

second

whose
pianists,

learned

silence,"

which

to that

simo
pianis-

touch," plush-facedkeyboards

caressingly. (No
other

result.

pretending to

produce by detaching the


and

second

pedal while

the

effect similar

an

"

of

part

lived 'twixt it and

"nothing

by holding down

chord

chord

infinitesimal

an

crispnesswas

rare

obtained

was

them

of

staccato
so

IMPORTANCE

MINOR

able
valu-

how

to

stage,

offerings.On Friday

CHARLATANS

THE

came

remarkable

chair

occupied the

who

und

of "How

for the second

mering

the

on

ravening

which

violins

bated

the

was

concert.

that flim-

"Is

stealthy footfall
No

'tis but

of

some

the

poignant despair not untinged with irony.

Dudelsack

paused
of

sweet!"

the

appreciationcircled

Murmurous

night

his

passed

own

virtuosity."Isn't

from

lip to lip. The

"Another

day. The

that

Phaethon

Chariot

of
A

is

call!

purple portals of
pathway

strewn

passage

forest

music

The

the Sun.

trumpet

harnessing

ran

the

the

the

of

glows with sunlight.


106

! The

and

nymphs
.

down

."

to

in
"

Listen

ing
com-

forest

horses

is oif!
and

east

his

of nature's

increases

Phaethon

of the Zodiac.

is the dance

the

uberance
ex-

gloriouscathedral,floats dewily through


aisles.

as

perfectly

Doctor

breeze, incense

odoriferous

the

by

resumed

and

."

violins betokens

the

rustlingon

class-room

intoxicated

moment,

fingersthrough his pompadour

oboe

gramme
pro-

moaning through rustlingleaves,a threnody of

wind

the

sel
Han-

the

on

breath.

of the wild ?

creature

to Music."

Humperdinck's

Symphony

he said, with

"Hark!"

to

Dudelsack,

to Listen

of

Gretely the Prelude

Emil

Doctor

discoursed

Dudelsack

Doctor

by

lecture

the

ness.
bright^through

the

rose-

flute and

naiads.

The

OF

MINOR

in

Thus,

IMPORTANCE

flowingperiods,Dudelsack

expressed his

soul.

^"Madame

during

privilegeof
of the

only

were

here!"

love the Doctor.

would

Twice
the

Jesurin

Madame

"If

the week

Miss

Colossus.

both

On

Winston

was

talk

with

occasions

accorded
the

he

with
If

and

the

not,

physical welfare.

of
disposition

her

She

must

"

the

to

keep

on

seemed
attached

Arthur
the

expression of

days

see

advised

of her

no

day

eyes

visited

great

his

devoted

she

stopped

to

music:

before
107

Mrs.

the

at

of the students
are

feminine

added.)
to

Miss

see

ton
Winshe

conservatory;
there.

Hope

originalscrutinyof

recalled

was

"Come

much

deal of his time

to
significance

She

the

tion
obstruc-

of any

as

ting
get-

early to

soul.

also contrived
she

she

little

him

her

"I like to

West

spend

to

Arthur

One

conservatory ?

possible."("Especiallyif they

schedule.

lesson

the

acquaint him

to

for her

quite satisfied

studies.?

physicallyattractive,"his

Mr.

that

free

time," he said.
as

and

hesitate

nor

progress,

at

most

she

possible.Was

was

along nicely with


say.? "yes-yes."

any

her hours

rearrangement

Was

dent
presi-

was

gracious,sympatheticallyinquiring,solicitous
musical

Hope.

.'*
.

heart-to-heart

said

West's

that

was

her

statement

obvious.

art-shop window

THE

for

second

desire

CHARLATANS

look

it

to possess

puckered

the

at

"Are

he

he were,

she

that

came

picture of
her.

over

Brahms

And

of

Churchill

interested

in

Brahms,

mocking

would

be

her?

She

nobody except

her

brow

quiry:
in-

ton?"
Wins-

Miss

if

she knew;

him.

himself

great

Gray's

wished

with

angry

then

recollection

you

Was

the

at

Did

agine
im-

he

be interested

could

in Brahms?
She

took

found,
If Mr.

she

as

Gray

why

did

home

in

she would

steps

of

purchase some

music

^'Copyrighted,
you
First
cost

and
a

her

his

bear

means.

in Brahms

the treasure

do if she did not


he

toward

beyond

portraitwas

*'A11 Brahms

sketch,and

the

beyond

was

pictureand

the

buy

her

priceof

tremendouslyinterested

so

proved unexpectedlyhigh

The

it

pennies? Perhaps

turned

master's
least

was

triumph, as
her

the

feared, that

he not

to count

She

to ask

courage

alreadyhad
music

copy.

If the

store.

her reach, she

have

might

compositions. Alas,

in

at

these

price.

is dear," the clerk informed

her.

know."
Second

Rhapsodies (they

dollar; but the temptationwas

gether)
to-

came

not

to

be resisted.
"I

shall have
as

to economize

she left the

store
108

at the

and

butcher's,"she

hastened

to

flected
re-

Atwood

CHAPTER

THE

PRINCE

Hall

Very

few

no

better.

looked

Seventh

hall
had

to

while

the

know

from

notes

the

was

hand,

first

to

Hansel

on

nor

concert

gan.
be-

did the

lery
gal-

down

passed;

great bam,

stairs it

to be

sure,

und

Beethoven's

notes.

the

poesy

sample, were
were

the

in

it crowded.

seen

flightsof

also
Interesting

book.

before

on

arrived

seat, Hope

the programme

over

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CHARLATANS

to

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young

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to the

her attention

middle-aged man
a

of

turned

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man,

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violinist

knees), discoursed

companion.
112

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sweeter

had

(his

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played,he

PRINCE

THE

casually,under

remarked
leaned

AND

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of

orchestral

hear

the first number:

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of

progress

no

two

Beethoven's

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of

be disastrous

of those who

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the

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keenly;

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which

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and

this

he

he

of

the

is restricted

to

in

capacity for "seeingthings":

of

imaginationis one

of many

produces,
happy

113

no

with

Hottentot
feels

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the

his

avowal

less deficient

their mutual

"bonds

go

utterlythat

honesty compels
was

things"
art

civilization.

biography

fortunately
un-

to

misses

music

tor
Doc-

second, he is

compelled to

and

says
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Beethoven's,

able to "see

are

is

breasts

"music-lover"

limitations
that the

words

emotions

in
equal facility,
the

or

she

that

exalted.
spiritually

for philosophicalideas
galleries;
and

her

first,to invite comparison with


would

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during

depose

to

soul processes,

in music.

o'clock,

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not

and

Winston

was

reasons:

welter

it is six

ment
mo-

the time.

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rus-

who,

man

and
reverently,

Dudelsack

books

in, and

that

of

stage

general curiosity

as

if asked

Hope

the

but

swarmed

ascertained

emotions

deems

biographer

of Brahms.
more;

just

again

the

Regarding

listened

units

GOOSE

signifieda

programmes

touching

for

the baton

forward, wishing to

bell rang,

the

THE

poverty

invisible." This

THE

made, the present writer

confession

Dudelsack

leaving
field,and

the

end

and
divided

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to

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in

the

end
a

back

She

you

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ward
tilted forthat

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of

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he

saying

no

was

tered
en-

how

he

encounter.

began

dispersefor

to

beside

chair

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murmured

took

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Winston, paused,and put

"Herschel

reads

him.

followed. Gray, returning

Miss

Bach

the attention

utterly routed,

there
still,

second

of the vacant

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audience

that
observed

the

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aisle,and

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fare

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Sebastian

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in the
would

Churchill

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arms

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for

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side, blissfully

one

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when

were

baton

programme,

with

sat

woman

young

his

raised

the

on

with

discreetly,

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gallery,tiptoed down

chair.

retires

biography proceeds.

suite, second
the

in

Herschel

Herr

As

CHARLATANS

the

hand

mission
inter-

aisle,
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her.

promenade?"

negative,and

leaves

up

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he

inquired.

he sat

nothing to

ing:
down, remark-

when

he

everything

that

be desired

the old masters."

expressed
Herschel

with

satisfaction

did; she

not

was

ignorantenough ?"

he

114

wise

enough

suggested.

icize.
to crit-

PRINCE

THE

"If

only ignorance

GOOSE

THE

AND

should

requiredI

were

make

critic."

famous

made

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one.

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to

many

with

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ance
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is invincible."
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does

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with

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come

for?"

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him."

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couple," vindicating

that

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the music?"

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caramel-munch-

ers.
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lots

are

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of

of

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on.'

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deck

the hurricane

as

I have

rule,do you.?"
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came

floor

are

"The

be

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to

when

music-lovers

to-night for

better
trifle too

from

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the

here.

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seats

stairs,on

it is

tradition,the wealthy patrons


the orchestra
up

here.

the

the whole."

comfortable, and

more

on

far forward."

pleasanterdown

chairs

contrary
noise

up

it is heard

notion
lower

is

But
115

playing
the

than

lightsin

quieter:

make

less

the so-called

the

parquet

THE

trying

more

are

CHARLATANS

the

to

highly

more

and

eyes,

scented

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tingent
con-

suggestive of

more

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keep

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hope

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so

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on

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day,

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for

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wish

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when

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if

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nerves

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out

to

quarrel with

are

reason

properly only

nervous

when

has

been

space

is

music

the

is

energy

more

times

at

who

folks

tickled?"

ears

quarrelwith

smiled

thought

or

it, why

to all the music

Gray

^when my

"

the

that

entertainment,find myself

of

means

to

I surmise

conditions.

favorable

in

consideration

any

all live would

we

clatter."

distractions

many

people have

most

not

than

is such

experience:I enjoy music

own

my

are

such

wear

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so.

rights of others; though

nervous

don't

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music,

it is difficult. There

the

from

the

stairs

about

tramp

on

public hall;

for

down

them

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good

in the Post.**

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generalprinciples."
;

and

I feel I could

listen

in the world."

indulgently at
myself," he
of the woods
116

her

said.

"I

enthusiasm.

"I

stillthink

in the fall,with

so

"

new

CHARLATANS

THE

gallery. There

twice

fillthe house

mild

indifferent

be

they

called, cares

learn

teach

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another

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an

with

provinces as

teacher.

contempt informed

Hope's

contrives

to

can.'

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on

:
religiously

them
"

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face

the

which

teacher

to

of

the words.

beg

set

in the

ought

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with

fable
Inefto be

the housework.

!"

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was

up

music!"

pardon

your

if

advice

singleambition

farm, helping her mother


.

be

student,

concerts; but

student's

The

be wasted.

the

might

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we

diploma,

on

and

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way.

back

iher

way."

possess

is to

to

students

average

say, 'Attend
than

more

you

do

Herschel

do not

honester

would

the

music,

schools

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hand, they

given

music

privilegeof hearing

replied; "but

against attending the

they will

the

to

little about

less.

even

other

surprisethat

reallystudents,conditions

were

otherwise," Gray
so

in town

Orchestra.

Symphony
"If

students

over."

Hope expressed a
should

music

enough

are

under

lip

quivering.
"It

was

thoughtlessof me,"

he said.

guessed""
She

caught him

up

swiftly.
118

"I

might have

THE

PRINCE

"Yes

the

did

"I

might

; you

from

am

AND

have

THE

GOOSE

guessed. Anybody

can

see

provinces."

not

that, Miss

mean

repHed

he

Winston,"

earnestly.
"Nevertheless,
be at

should

*'I refuse

to

as

silent.

"I

can

not

tickets.
seats

she has

very

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purses

"It

had

it with

Hope

the housework."

since I

money

student," said

to

if she is

spend
for

account

him

concert

the

vacant

point," said Gray


bought
asked

was

poor

tritely.
con-

ticket,

concert

for them."
at this

coolly critical glance, sweeping


hat to patent leathers.

opera

sardonic

smile.

touched

the

Street,please." And

as

on

lookingstraightbefore her, but

from
a

may

long

so

"but

little money

that

on

downward

I overlooked
is

with

average

Gray."

been

she turned

the

Hall, Mr.

quiteforgot that
She

mother

recovered

composure

"I confess

for

speak

in Music

provinces, and

do."

was

I am,

the

acquiesce."

He

her

from

am

home, helping my

''Privately
you

Hope,

to

conductor's

Gray

company."
119

"I

bore

"Atwood

arm:

thank

He

you

for your

CHARLATANS

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do

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not," he

returned

good-humor-

edly.
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have

"You

have

comer,

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come

long

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at

guess."

them."

to count

car

comes

and

"

can

home.

walk

shall

see

doorway

my

But

have

thoughtlessspeech."

forgiven my
shall

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of the

"I

all you

I shall go

suspect.

diploma, tied
as

teacher

sought

to

with

cents

He
tears

for
did
were

of music.

reproduce

charge fiftycents

an

not

know

that

ones."

paused

They

I am."

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need

not."

are

you

simply did

You

Gray.

not

does

Truth

delayed.

presumptuous

sure

am

be

not

Mr.
forgiveness,
was

until you

not

up

here."

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my

street-

own

your

squares."

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past

way

said

not?"

you

"Twenty,

from

together.

his

hour

back

before

No.

to the

"I

69.

provinces with

pretty pink ribbon, and


A

teacher

scornful
for

am

of music
accents.

adults, and

set

she

!"

"

"I

shall

twenty-five

children."
not

smile

not

far

with

her.

away.
120

He

suspectedthat

the

THE

"Do

spoke

me

AND

the

justiceto remember,"

of the average

of you

will not
that

"No

"Good

think

closed

"Another

noted

of

said, "that

to think

permit me

at all."

me

Good

night, Mr.

Gray."

down

the

the

house, and

impulse,he

to

away,

pluck."

his

retraced

steps,

goose'shouse-number.
for

cutting her

street-lamp;
a

turned

he

for the charlatans

goose
sudden

her, and

after

something

owe

to

the

and

he

better."

prophecy.

Then, obeying

"I

GOOSE

night."

saying :

and

THE

command?"

door

The

student

something

as

"You
"Is

PRINCE

shrug

of

way.

121

and
his

with

up
a

so," he

final

shoulders, he

marked
re-

glance at
went

his

CHAPTER

CliATTEK.

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IN

the

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envy.
it be

so

I C

rOR

li

SHOP;

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of

human

nothing
as

passions,the desire
deserves

love

worthless

and

but

line in blackface.

hatred, strong

it is

to

as

desired,only let

gratis.

The

concerts

of
of

but

for

is universal

It

lilTEBATUBE

catalogue

get something

had

the

in the recital hall of the Colossus

Music, performed by

faculty, were

they

been

far

students

from

have

without

price,to students

and

the hall

was

crowded.
122

merit

drawn

the

and

bers
mem-

being worthless,

utterly without

for 'existence,
they would

servatory
Con-

for

and

reason

they

were

public,and always

CLATTER

OF

Artisticallythese
"

the

of the

students, who
existence
in it

Thus

hear

to-nightthe

afterward

music

chiefly

made

were

however

aware

little real interest

exhibit.
is

programme

of whose

of value

were

them

good music,

occasion

on

"

given

Winston

Hope

wholly

over

has

to

yet

the first note.


she

As

casting about

was

fillinghall, Miss
Matheson,
whose

and

other

The

units

author

curly

Matheson,

of "With

to

in whom

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his

Rack

of

one

West,

merry

Karl

visit

and

Flora
group

Geist, and

Wheel"

was

silky brown

match

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he

it.

evidenced

fine-

telling Miss

was

mustache

casual

than

more

composition, in

favorite

all

music,

to the Dance."

peradventure,"

would

rapidly-

sighted by

tall,with

"Invitation

"Though
Geist

very

hair

interest,that

to make

in the

seat

was

Arthur

were

Jones.

looking chap,
and

for

Winston

invited

Stanley Arthur

was

They

through

they might

Mozart,

to

of

SHOP

left much

concerts

^to be desired.

everything
to

MUSICAL

he

disapprovalon

added,
my

"Professor

choice, in

very

sooth."
Mr.
For

Jones

years
romance,

he

on

relapsedinto

occasion

had

breathed

and

was

the

archaic.

the

atmosphere

of

ical
histor-

to oxygenate
assisting

now

123

it ;

THE

that

so

and
off

times,when

at

his

manner

and

romance,

the

the whim
of

were

had

he

well, as

to act

CHARLATANS

part

all the

for

should

Jones's
no

more

convention,
sword

heroic

than

to

the

cloak

was

to

thrust

(the

after

with

as

an

the

am

the
sure,

ambuscade
;

but

he

fact that

nightfallby

luck

mere

for

discreet

ones,

challenging step, prepared

you!"

at

in his chest

favorite

in

modem

coat, and

"hold-up")

and

"Gadzooks!"

terror-breedingphrases. Many
escaped,by

lief
re-

constantly. Certain thoroughfares

himself

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to

came

to

would,

himself
as

age

as

by highwaymen, despitethe

threaded

cry

of

deference

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cane.

in distress.

provide. Jones

Inverness

an

in his

of ill repute, avoided


Jones

in

but,

more

sort, callingfor

I could

or

was

damsel

of

prepared

was

distress

minor

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vulgar

our

for

it

hero

of France

female
a

account

unmolested

exposed

of

sword;

excellent

(known

he

was

concealed

was

give an

went

notice

and

cloak

wore

arise he

eye

Unfortunately, such
Mr.

carried

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of
qualifications

keener

him, his language

day.

Gentleman

no

had

chivalrous, or

elder

an

if occasion

took

of

was

other

prowling rascal

being elsewhere, a
hero

our

and

cunning

pupil of Signor Raplero),

and

sword-

at fence

intrepid

D'Artagnan.
To

his remark

Miss

Matheson
124

replied: "All

music

THE

his fame

with

ner

theory.

that

musician,

his

teacher
her

to

other

thoughtful,grave, tragic:

of

in

musical

phrase:

is music."

he

Music

manner.

at

merry;

and

described

been

is not

explained

viohnist

as

had

He

Geist

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CHARLATANS

times

at

times

Possibly

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fectedly
is unaf-

melancholy,

moods,

Geist had

Professor

perhaps,to correspond.
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and

began:

concert

and

now

at the

woman

well.

showed

her

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observed,
artist is
"Miss

most

beautiful

of

after

the

Allegro.

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required to play

pronoun

is the

the Grindstone's
Rhoda

one

composure,

so

or

simple that

so

will be."

opinion of

was

and

an

the

large

an

Hope.
The

accented
of

violinist,
one

in

her

young

unusually

inexperienced,she
both

is

staff.

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strong features

programme

it."

artist"

testified his

ing
play-

sonatas," Geist

the

plays well,"ventured

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young

Weathers.

the

of

in the

judgment,

reference

Winston

Miss

than

Piano
ding
it,nod-

to

ear

Naturally

in her

to be Rhoda

name

close

violinist

piano,who,

uncommonly

For

in the

less interested

was

then.

for

Sonata

Geist gave

Violin,A-major."

approval

"Mozart,

exhibited

playing
126

dark

and

woman,

with

complexion.
remarkable
her

manner.

CLATTER

When

she

OF

approbation, Hope
girlwho

had

the door

at

given

her

member

of

bitt, a

young

looked

like

major

Fantasia

and

embroidered

the

and

he bowed

Mozart
Geist

all

the

faculty,Mr.

Mab-

physician,performed

Sonata.

concluding

chord

invention

own

with

C-

which

after

after

eggs,

lous
ridicu-

strolled off the

"Scrambled

who

played carelessly,

He

curtly and

laughed:

Victor

close-croppedbeard,

prosperous

little trill of his


at

countersign,"Beethoven,"

of the Soul.

with

man

ence's
audi-

recognized the brown-eyed

the

of the Studio

second

SHOP

acknowledge,unsmillngly,the

to

rose

MUSICAL

gibe

stage.

teaching

day."
"I

say,"

"Mabbitt's

got

his studio

invited

tired

Mozart
the

was

stage whisper,

expressing his soul,hasn't


is

"He

he ?^^

expressing

now

contrived

the

him
Miss

as

and

pretext

during

the

Matheson

for,
to

company

part, demurred

supper

society,denied

have

completely done

congenial little

for her

Miss

in

West

rent,"

Winston,

"I

Arthur

since," said Geist.

"Long

After

this from

for

West, who had

enjoying her

to his

she said.

"Do
127

come

his disappointm

rescue.

something specialto communicate

Winston,"

Miss

supper.

concert, looked
came

West

Mr.

with us."

to

you,

THE

in her

Hope,
first time

looked
hesitation,
her

eying

was

"Better
**Miss

CHARLATANS

attentively.

along,

come

Matheson's

Geist,who Tor the

at

Miss

Winston,"

he

specialcommunications

urged.

usually

are

interesting."
"

'Twould
Mr.

augment

pleasure greatly,"

our

Jones.

Thus

pleasantlybeset,Miss

"And

find

Miss

Rhoda,

Matheson

author

"She

is

Flora.

"He

"Ah,

Mr.

you,

yielded.

before

she

have

never

"You

gets away,"
Rhoda

met

Jones.?"

expressed his regret archaically.


Professor

Geist's

she will be

says

would

"I

luppi piece. Favorite

favorite

Mr.

might

said

pupil,"

artist

great

indeed," murmured

mustache.

Winston

Arthur,

enjoined.

have

Weathers,
The

mured
mur-

day."

some

Jones, twisting his

hear

her

pupil, favorite

play

that

Ga-

composition

"

feast,truly."
"Rhoda

and

Miss
a

after

far
You

us.

from

come

Matheson

little flat not

look

remarked
from

the
to

here, with

must

come

and

"

Hope.
a

land,"
Cleve-

city

same

have

"We

housekeeper

take

tea

with

to
us

afternoon."

some

Mr.

West

Weathers

had

returned
vanished

with

the

information

immediatelyafter
128

that
her

Miss

concert

CLATTER

number.

OF

observed

Hope

Flora's

over

we

Palm

on

cafe

thither

agreeing,the quintetterepaired

theater

invited

"I

hear,

going

this

was

desirable

in his

abilityto
cussion
dis-

humorous

under

drifted in, and

pressedto

was

"that

Mabbitt," said Flora,


devoted

concert

of that

"Yes,"

flocked

party.

Mr.

give a

to

of confidence

vote

selected

West

scene.

Mabbitt

of the

one

looked

Winston

concert.

While

supper.
Victor

make

and

the

Being early on

order

Miss

approved by society,which

one

after

gested,
sug-

world, dazzlingin its magnificence.

new

was

table,and

expression pass

Garden," Arthur

neighboring hotel, where

in wonder
The

troubled

to the

go

and, the others


a

SHOP

face.

''Suppose

to

MUSICAL

new

man

said Geist ; "he

to
exclusively

what's

"

is

going

are

you

his name.?

the
"

positions
com-

mel."
Hum-

Hummel's

to marry

daughter."
"He

has

none," returned

you

have

Mabbitt,

joining

in the

laugh.
"Ah,
circled
The
supper,

inquired!"

cried Geist, and

the

laugh

again.
clatter
which

shop

of musical
was

voted

as

continued

successful

129

an

through

the

as
enterprise

THE

Mr.

CHARLATANS

had

West

engineered.

ever

lighted cigarettes,and

the

The

gentlemen

conversation

turned

literatur^fiction"

of

representativewas

present. Stanley Arthur

held

forth

meaning
its tens

the

on

which

essentials

the novel

which

of

makes

distinguished

the

Jones

successful

wide

on

novel,

appeal, selling

of thousands.
lords

"Imprimis,
around

the

and

circle,"a

the tale ; and

ladies,"he declared, smiling

plenitude of

this brisk

lack.

a-plenty,the
the art

the

An

writer's

do

devise

form
in-

preluding

Incident

must

incident

develop

not

must

should

the

bespeak.

tale
wit

action

movement

chapter right fairly should


never

trade

then

it; therein

lies

on't."

doing

"Something

all the

The

chimed

Mabbitt.

obeyed

*'the oracular

author's
mind

that's

the

gesture

of

time;

that

his

made

stuff,"
assent

features

glow."
the

"Again,
harbor

naught

except

death

may

not

be

tale, to be of
of

and

gloom
hurt

in battle

details: from

happily affords

is strewn

these

we

ISO

appeal, should

or

an

you

duello, the which


ful
bright cheer-

must

be of

with

trials and

seek

it."

wide

melancholy. Nay,

or

shunned, all else

pattern. Life

surcease,

and

harrowing
literature

CLATTER

remarked, reaching for

being sped, the

tale

"The

should, nay

be

must

these

tale be

good

if

"But

is not

one

they ?" The


"The

sits down

said

been

will

fair

know

by

if the

good

the

lovers,
ding
of wed-

chime

of

mindful
an

to

reason

his
plain."
com-

like
story-teller,

much,

one

will

Matheson's.

this,

to

comes

critic of letters

inkhorn,

Lord

and
his

when

paper;

sued:
pur-

matter

half-way:

help

lady,

my

quilland
white

for

scant

not

Miss

me

author

of the

natural-born

matter,

with

of

may

shall have

inquiry was

whole

soothly has

sheets

he

one

the

make

that

novelist

his readers

meets

Jones, rules

Mr.

you,

and

The

distantly.

rules

simple

of books

duetto

will,"Mr.

you

exterior,with

preferablyan

scene

bells heard

we

^what

"

conclusion

happy:

Geist

romance,"

cigarettecase.

appeal." Geist nodded,

wide

the

Arthur's

responded airily."I speak

Jones

SHOP

mean

fiction,literature

"Romance,

It you

take

I
literature,

"By

MUSICAL

OF

purposed

man

divers

covers

travail

as

is done

him

to

be

novelist."
Mr.

Jones's

that, so

far

of the

as

sequent smile of complacenceimported


his

good

own

Lord

was

case

was

concerned,

manifest.
131

the

tion
inten-

THE

CHARLATANS

queerly he

"How

talks!"

remarked

Hope

aside

to

West.
"Like

all the time.

high
and

book,"

is

said

Arthur.
often

Very

he

simple and unaffected

as

as

are

very

"Oh,

Jones

has

hit off the proper

first novel

cleaned

something

of that

him.

one

He's

The
face
and

But

sort.

minutes

sped

that

exclaim

recalled

to

fed
of

blank

whisper to
missed

her

upon

Matheson

spoiled

the

"What

radiant

near-by
she

o'clock,was

West, whose

Street.

crossed
:

dollars,or

at

woman

one

Atwood

that

right.

experience novel

an

face, observed

dismay

Miss

of

almost

was

all

whose

by Hope,

till she heard

thoughts of

method,

I know."

chaps

unnoted

it

earth,

prosperity hasn't

expressed her enjoyment

table

to

told."

am

thirty thousand

up

of the nicest

exciting.Not

eyes

successful,I

fly

I."

or

you

books

doesn't

down

comes

"His

His

he

"But

sudden

it, and

sion
expresheard

shall I do?

her

I have

the last car."

"That's

undertone.

all

right," he assured

"I'll call

pleasedo

her

she

no;

"But

really,you know, Miss Winston

"Let

me

mine," Miss

the

Matheson

cheerful

carriage."

"Oh,

assume

in

not!"

objectedhastily.
"
"

since the fault is


responsibility,

interposedserenely."We
182

were

XI

CHAPTER

WHICH

IN

TWO

L,ET

MAIDS

historical

writing, of

Tom

be

we

prefixedto

book,

essentiallynecessary

which

to

set ourselves

have

the

termine
de-

have

we

kind

this
at

his immortal

Fielding,in

Henry

have

we

in every

contained

matter
to

Thus

which

initial essays

THEIR

AIB,

"These

DOWN

of

head."

the

biography

of

Jones.
dear

Alas,

Shade,

however
out

would
to this

be

Come,

laws however

change.

excellent,must
of

date, the biographer of

tempted

to

chapter. For

deep ; as

that

witness

try his hand


he

can

call

at

wise, and
Were

not

Princess
one,

from
spirits

ions
fashcations
invo-

Hope

prelude

as

the

vasty

Reverence!

Do

thou
134"

accompany

me

whilst

LET

MAIDS

hesitant

with

profane

the door

beheld."

never

charter, large

thou

enjoys :

THEIR

I pass

step

eyes

what

DOWN

HAIR

"mysteries which

to

Thou

knowest,

is the

as

knowest, too, how

wind,

the

oft he hath

ence,
Revernovelist

abused

his

liberty,lacking thy companionship; how, Asmodeuswise, he

hath

ravaged privacy, and

his heroine
in

her

chaste

to

chamber

then,

I must

sweet

Reverence, take

to the

chamber's

of my

foot

set

ribald

in

by

deepest shadow.

Reverence,

"We

should
For

but must

thence

is
And

"But

thou,

guide

with

go

of

thee.

come,"

un-

or

me

also ;

And

say

for,
not,

"Delay yet

we

may

not

pertinentto

our

an

tarry,
tory
his-

forward.

admonishments

what

out
Discretion, with-

sister to

Taste,

and

grievous errors

is Reverence

so

many

are

they

come

when
135

you

trayed
be-

offenses,do thou, too,


without

thee, or what

?
will

me

ful
mind-

to be

me

depart with

I may

since matter

now,

bland

in. For

Discretion

need

earlier

thou. Good

to

and

Bid

know. Discretion, that

going

whose

follow

I have

have

enter

do

level gaze.

and

after

hour."

hand

the

thou. Discretion,do thou

And

alike,capering

gaze

virgin'ssanctuary,

me

posed
ex-

outrageously. Since,

most

that
privilege,

flushed cheeks

and

hath
pitilessly

do call

for them?**

CHARLATANS

THE

living-room is lightedby

The

burning lazily.Its gleams play


dimly body

and

the

forth

is

divan,

against the

slumbers

before

the

pictures.In
bed

has

been

seated

are

on

tantalizingly obscured
dancing

shadows.

When

maidens

with

the

on

is

years' or

guard
When
Miss

tiger'sskin

with

the

wary

gold

Matheson

ply

intimacy is

of

down

secrets

come

arrow

down
thick
not

acquaintance:

of first

matter

are

intuitions:

up, made

and

tresses

months'

even

their hair

intimacy does

but

are

impish,

degree
are

lovelylines
the

confidences

and

intimacies

mushroom

blessed

of

free

impHed

frequently is,a

unloop

locks

the

shaking

Intimacy

prepared

by

broken

certain

when

of reserve,

and

twain

in company,
for

ner
cor-

fire,presenting,in the flashes of its poor

lightning,a charming picture,whose

comb

far

unexpected guest.

an

in dishabille

maids

Two

of

ceiling,
"

which

on

and

walls

on

wood-fire,

open

apartment's furnishings
and

piano, bookshelves, rugs

an

common

lacking them,

plied;
im-

out;

are

the

riers
bar-

and

fast.

always

wait

it may

sight,like

the

love.

be, it
These

among

women,

man

keeps his

by experience.

tresses

unfolded

and

the brown

her

136

were

"special

dropped.
tion."
communica-

MAIDS

LET

Addison

"Mrs.

is to

West

Marjorie Dodd,
I

help

to

am

and

Mrs.

she would

West

to the musicale

! how

of

though,

full

on

two

up

course

wits

reasons

to it.

Mr.

tion
invita-

exclaimed.

to be

have

"I

and
a

prevent

can

regalia. Any

kind; but

usual

as

dress
some

affair,
women

simple gown

the novelists

stuff,as

should

why

you

pretty girlsare

one,

Arthur

will

say."
she

know, and

ask

the

with

as

his

exceedingly,as

you

is

valuable

probably put

West

admires

Arthur

don't

you

over

without

ment
refresh-

formal

more

do,

house.''"

decorations; two,

of

her

Hope

nothing

is very

West

to her

mother

assist at the

you

It is not

clinging black

some

"For

often

I very

daughter of Eve,

trivial.

course,

putting

"Mrs.
me

I ?"

true

objectionis

do ;

Buffalo.

to-morrow."

could

like

"Spoken

from

receive, as

from

to wear."

nothing

the

duce
intro-

give a musicale, to

will receive

You

HAIR

singing friend

like to have

table.

"Mercy

THEIR

DPWN

prepared to

lose his

shghtest encouragement,

or

it."

"Oh, MissMatheson!"
*'Please
me

seem

better

anticipateour

Flora.
to have

Don't
known

you
a

know

there

long, long
187

acquaintanceand
are

some

time?"

call

people you

THE

CHARLATANS

"Yes," agreed Hope, recalling


a
tall,slender young
and

man,

then

resolutelyexcluding

him

from

her

thoughts.
should

"I

he is

just the

light of

nicest

betrayed Arthur's

boy. Besides, it

hopelesspassion.

the comb

dropped
Mrs.

have

not

West's

in her

invitation,if

lot of

the

worth

knowing. They

she

has

set, and

suppose

new

that

"Oh, just
out

coffee

lovers.

won't
has
I have

to

to

the

critics that

this
an

because

deal

jollier."

ively.
reflect-

of money

sum

in Swift-

at the musicale

musical

awful

artists

stunt,

trying

138

there

going

?"

hand
musicor

so;

will be
around

persuade

to

affair,not

wrestle with

and

o'clock

sing first,and
hardest

are

cigars and

than

till eleven

come

having suggested

to do

hungry

offices to-morrow,
is

city,rather

newspaper

expect

West's

good

them

pleasant expression and

salad

Dodd

of

West's

Winston

in the

assume

and

music.

Pa

accept

will meet

many

included

should I have

That

Marjorie
other

and

means

Mother

gown,

"What

You

Mrs.

to

to

you

might manage," said Hope,

it be fashioned

water.

all go

like Cagsar's wife, and

are

(Her slender
for

advise

good

to make

Flora
seriously,"

can.

you

good things to eat,

whisky
"I

musical

is wrong

But

lap, "I

flutters,for

the

tion.
social func-

Churchill

Gray."

MAIDS

LET

will say

"He

her

no;

he'll

and

remark

corner.

Miss

manner

in that
"Then

that

reminiscent

can't

of

as

you

"Would
"I

think

is very

"He

never

"Do

you
saw

he would
know

hold

critics

out ?" asked

him?"

impressed me

as

being

little opinionated don't you


"

as

the

he's
he's

mule, and

loveliest

man

just
in

as

the

rather

think

?"

easy

to

world.

beautifid?"

good-looking,"Hope

say

tears.

damsels."

you
He

stubborn

but

manage;
Don't

; a

to

the

me;

was

nerva
in Mi-

brave

I'll resort
with

see

voice

Her

I shall be

rounds

think

him.

met

it."

and

Gray,

Gray."

you

curiously.

"He's

the

Mr.

tried

"But

beautiful

makes

unmanageable

will feel

you

Churchill

if necessary

make

"Excepting

'*! have

societyeditor

"

Matheson.'

I've

cause;

resist two

Flora

aggravating

most

will find the

hate

defeat.

you

"What

in the

unpleasantly,and

to

out:

West's

Suppose

'You

it

served
doubt," ob-

still smarting.

just grin

Try

come

you

HAIR

him."

hate

"Nonsense!
how

wounds

he'll say

you

THEIR

something unpleasant,no

Hope,
"Oh,

over

DOWN

Greek

one."
139

god

was

answered

tiously.
cau-

good-looking?'*

THE

''There

is

CHARLATANS

in the

head

Art

that

Museum

is

just

like Churchill's."

Recalling
Greek
hide

!"

gods

shook

Hope

her

exclamation,

"I

hair

face

her

over

love
to

smile.

"There

Gray,

Jesurin's

Madame

is

fancy," she

deal

good

said.

of
"I

the

marble

Mr.

anybody quite

met

never

about

cool."

so

"Oh, that's just his repose;


don't

But

imagine

that

Churchill

fire to him

Set

I wish

I had
is

Gray

he'll bum

and

of it.

some

cold

Uke

osition.
prop-

varnish

factory."
Hope

laughed outright,and

followed, during

which

industriously.Then
"Doesn't

music?
that

Mr.

picked

"Oh, dear,
what

write

plied their

other

on

or

one

of silence
brushes

inquired:

Hope

out

interval

two

subjects besides

things

in the

Post

like him."

sounded

know

maids

both

Gray

an

yes ;

book
editorials,

It's

else.

shame

reviews,and

the way

they

I don't

make

him

work."
"He
"Just

must

get

about

very

enough

Flora
is poor.

It's his

large salary."
to

keep

Arthur

West

replied resentfully. "No;


own

fault."
140

in

arette
cig-

Churchill

THE

that
"The

it

of

on

of

when

pictures.

what

also

big
a

the

The

reckless

eyes

out

and

an

has,
the

ing
attempt-

Prince

people

said

she

But

deep.

too

the

not

fond

was

particular picture he

The

wrong.

gave

^but you

"

estate

boy,

divided

was

business

to

the

The

Prince,

(he

it

for she could

between

is

"

offered

him

arms

about
142

tune
for-

to

repair

her

mony.
patri-

wished

frightfullyproud),
the Damozel

insist,you

see,

^might imply

"

wept
because

but
her
"

sentiments

yet unexpressed."
her

Prince,

their combined

Damozel

not

acceptance might

Hope put

schemes

his friend, the

and

and

son

visionaryyouth, with

venture, and

away.

ing
parents be-

Damozel's

sweetly and tenderlythat

because
as

to music

attention, and

refused

He
so

had,

she

first,and

gets

his head, involved

swept

disaster

oh,

water

this

went

for

was

the

not

next

dead, the

daughter.
too

assuredly not

was

people say.

"Things

in

the

To

of

great deal
know

She

appearing intelligent
by knowing

pictorial
; and

was

but Hope
firelight,

kind.

her.

topic,if

swim

to

and

the

heavy-weight,though

way

last word

from

interested the Prince, though she had

recommend

intellectual
clever

face

serious

was

Damozel

little to

her

turned

Flora
saw

CHARLATANS

the other's waist.

MAIDS

LET

'Little remains

"

the

metropolis,to
the

Damozel

but

followed
and

She

they

"The

him,

the Prince

departed for

are

after
her

soul in

still the

best

of

what

or

was

the

days

many

express

to

of what

speak

never

Prince

journalism, and

enter

HAIR

ing
told,'" quoted Flora, strok-

to be

head.

brown

THEIR

DOWN

sic.
mu-

friends ;

might

have

been."

Hope tightenedher
Flora's

bare

and

arms,

shoulder.

"The

laid her cheek

Prince

will

against

come

some

day," she whispered.


"I
a

don't

know

favorite

to have

he

why

picture in

it in one's

be

shunner.

house,

he

price he

pays

"Beautiful

with

should

would

one

for what

my

become

one

wish

worry

stantly
con-

brains

says,

woman-

distresses

societybecause
is too

the

high."

egotistical."
is

good enough

to

make

an

case."
the

picturesare

kissed

his

he

he receives

he

But

of

none

confirmed

womankind,

gives it

say.

exception of

man

has

is selfish and

dare

Flora

where

admire

may

cynical,dear."

Collective

him, and

"I

one

gallery,why

"Besides, Churchill

"That

If

it ?"

over

"Don't

should.

her
to

cheek.

spend
143

exception,"said Hope.

"How
his

time

can

on

you

expect

girls,present

THE

I shouldn't

excepted?

not

company

CHARLATANS

"Still,I have

read

have

"Oh, you

man

"

whose

'*0n
"Take

that

they

way."
West

at

feet,first,

your

all the time."

take that either

I may

way."

laughed mischievously. "I


is

good catch,"

of money

fortune;

When

head,

of intellect."

want

it either

Flora

ocean

to your

go

part.^"

"I suppose

Arthur

will learn

You

let them

"Well, you'llfind Arthur


last and

do!

feet."

at your

argues

they do."

don't

But

dear; keep them


"That

that

read

it at first hand.

of

were

brains."

with

of

if I

being

bit of

he will not

"Then

he is

you

that

will have

"He

an

unspoiledchild

an

disposition is absolutelyperfect.

first meet

you

said.

day, and

some

his

she

warn

him

he

givesyou

clown, but

be

that

the

is

dependent on

impression

only

cence."
efferves-

his voice for

liveUhood.'"'

"Fortunatelynot."
"Yet

he takes his voice very

"As

seriouslyas

stamps

or

takes

another

candlesticks.

It's
144

seriously."

the

harmless

collectingof
fad."

MAIDS

LET

little Swiss

Rhoda

can

she

has

be?"

myself," Hope

fallen

HAIR

Flora

two, and

completely forgotten the

"Perhaps
as

THEIR

chimed

clock

where

"Why,
had

DpWN

she

started.

exclaimed.

"I

child."
such

adventure

Hope

began

some

upon

suggested.

"Perhaps."
Miss
braid

Matheson

don't

Flora

whether

know

little of

such

opposites,you

But

it must

"Sleep

is hardened
Left

be

late

as

her,

the

Damozel.

and

And

she love

the

could

her

girl,and

queer

I except

to

bedtime."

your

by

beribboned

heart

yet how

not

so

have

was

little

not
romance

Rhoda

are

went

night."

the

fire,warming

night-dresslaid

out

the
to

deeply.**The

very

been

so

rose.

housekeeper,

long

ago.

out

Prince

the

lightlyshe had sped

Prince

Even

Flora

the

Good

continued

Her

solutel
ab-

has

get along togetherfamously.

erratic hours.

and

said

myself.
and

Still,you

meditating the story of

story.?It

Hope:

please. Molly,

alone, Hope

for

the

may

you

to my

lace-trimmed

story

her.

long past

as

the

maid.

is

intimates, unless

make

can

will like Rhoda,"

you

meditatively. "She
no

fire,and

hair.

her

"I

the

stirred

love-lorn

the tale
end
The

and

of

end

did

the
of

yet ended, except for Princess


was

145

over.

THE

romantic

What
!

her

pursued

She

on

CHARLATANS

Pray,

could

would

sneeringreference
with

his

ever

interest

him

feminine

to

cutting remarks

had

been

been

running
Churchill

to

in the

least.
of

societywas

concerning music

His

piece

students,

still rankled.

which

banished, her thoughts should

Him
in her

music,

Through
of

she have

not

the bedclothes.

among

her mind

nonsense

what

She

Gray?

meditations

again

never

to be

withdrawn.

partly-openedwindow

the

to

which

Hope

travel

forced

was

the

about
to

use

city!

What

The

sound

the

came

carriagewheels, stopping suddenly.


way

concentrated

be

ant
pleas-

trolley-cars

carried such

ill-smelling

people.
click of

The
from

up

rustle
you,
'A

Hope

the

of

key turning a

pillow.

skirts; then

Rhoda,

She

heard

Flora's

brought

door

voice

shut

asking:

her

head

softly,a
"Is

that

dear.?"

whispered colloquy, and


fell

lock

asleep.

146

the

house

was

still.

CHAPTER

THE

CRITIC

It lacked
Posfs

XII

TO

few

minutes

edition.

noon

in each

hand,

*'pOSt''

THE

to

The

the

closing time

flung reportorialline,betweenwhiles
to

struggling

the

with

for

phrases

in buttons
up
the

foreman

him.

of

inconsequence.
and

slid from

flying leaves.
of

masking

the

In

and

bent

with

setting down

temper
147

were

patientl
callingim-

pad

over

or

fingersa

Nimble

copy-boys

desk

the

structi
in-

out

nervous

to

thick

composing-room,

volcanic

his far-

readers

Copy

refractoryhead-lines

scrambled
the

about

with

snapping

proofs. Reporters,

typewriter,were
last few

men

the

ceiver
city editor,a telephone re-

communicating

was

of

with

desk, gathering
of

awful

it stood
in

paint,
war-

majestic

calm.

CHARLATANS

THE

One

grimy

hand

the

other

was

while

raised

"Hold

adhortation:

amid

the

news,

looked

the

the

down!

said

he

Hold

of

editor
of

meditated

break

in the

other

Two

the

the

with

dehberate

shears.

Editor, the
The

to

of

the

street

street-cars.

editor

clipped
his

Gray,

despatched,was
addressed

was

examined

was

tributions
con-

ing
open-

"Musical

more

with

ment
announce-

an

of

ordinary attainments, whom

production,and

Gray

side

forthcoming appearance

credited

"What

far

pair

Post:^

of the

writer

would

One

watching

was

of

question of

exchange

page

of which

first communication

of

window.

Churchill

Mr.

editorial

mail, most

crush

spacious unpartitionedroom

tranquil-tempered. The

his

to

cigarette and

processionof drays and

were

to the

down!"

the

momentous

on

in the

men

her

smoked

some

pretty girls,waiting

for

outward,

the familiar

and

copy

journalisticpolicy:actually he
of

copy,

slightestattention.

thoughtfully out

have

and

proofs

forth

lipswent

wrecks

managing

of

mass

dramatically, palm

her

nobody paid

Serene

his ink-smeared

from

which

clutched

the

local

linist
vio-

anonymous

"masterly technic, superb

tone

poeticinsight."
could

one

say

himself, jotting down


148

of
a

Ysaye.?"
brief

remarked

memorandum

THE

!" said

"Indeed
for

it

Gray.

*^'Isthat your

excuse,

what

their business

is ?"

findingout

not

"I

CHARLATANS

did

ask

matter

was

'em, Mr.

Gray,

of de utmost

de

an'

and

best

then

the

escort

girl said

couple

swell lookers

of chairs,

here

in your

style."

Gray

went

of

sight

cutting the

on

Matheson

Miss

quickly, and
Miss

Winston

back

the

little way

of his book, but

distantly,and

which

had

Jimmy

unfold

to

he

at

rose

unfeigned pleasure.

somewhat
chair

Winston

Miss

with

greeted them
bowed,

leaves

and

her, leaving Flora

for

swellest

importance."

"Well, well !" he replied."Fetch

Jimmy,

Jimmy,

the

drew

placed
of

purpose

the

visit.
The

In

the

only

in the

was

thoughtful gaze

desk;

exchange

city editor

the

the

reporters
stilled his

editor

oblivious

the radiance

to

room.

"Something
said
Flora

music

necks; the

their

his

turned

the

of

direction

crooked
shears

editor

managing

of

the

utmost

importance,

formed,
in-

am

Gray.

Matheson

forward,

leaned

with

an

arm

on

his

desk.

"Nothing
The

musical

short
world

of

sensation,Mr.

will be

stirred

150

from

Churchill
center

Gray.
to

cir-

THE

CRITIC

cumference.
musicale

Addison

Mrs.

''POST"

THE

TO

is

West

give

^to

"

"

"

"

!"

"Ah!"

Gray's

wandered

eyes

the waste-basket.

to

looking too, perceived the


Their

of

cause

his

met, his quietlymirthful, hers

eyes

Flora,

abstraction.

flashingwith

pretended indignation.
"Cruel

"But

promise
music

No

notes.

refuse

to

assure

you."

"Perhaps

"Thank
"Let
for

thought
Herschel

Ysaye
Hummel
other

we

see

the

In

refer

concert

"

play.

and

of

notes,

or

beamed.

third

of

nowhere, I

rather

hitherto

which

important

there

Then

more

of

ten
or

less

of

or

day
Satur-

space

I had

next

week's
as

programme,

is Victor

Mabbitt's

dozen

all-

lines; three

and
significance,

unpublished
151

column

consideration

concert, worth
concerts

Saturday's

societyeditor

Flora

notes, half

the

to

next

book.

I shall have

to

Thank

ly,
it,"Gray repliedsmooth-

Churchill."

devote

in

music

memorandum

easily.

tion.
invita-

I shall sit in it till you

musicale

the

West's

so

escape

manage

music

to

is.to

don't

can

you,
us

the

her.

see

opening

not

Mrs.

up

chair, Churchill:
mention

to

fished

shall

you

the

for

you

She

man!"

anecdote

an

terestin
in-

about

CHARLATANS

THE

Brahms.

in order

Now,

would

affair,which

social

Symphony

concert

in

"The

suggest that I

you

the

or

for Mrs.

room

Brahms

line

just a

does

Post

West's
cut

"

the

anecdote?"

spiritsfell. "Please, Churchill

Flora's
squeeze

to make

Can't

you

two?"

or

not

rubber

use

type,

Mathe-

Miss

son."

turned

She
with

"Transfix

this obstinate

man

smile."

Winston

Miss

"Oh,

"Must

Gray

moves

looked

out

case

is

and

I'll

better

than

that," said

to tears ?"

be wasted, I think," said Hope.


in

mysterious

"Mr.
."

way

She

of the window.

Gray

know

do

to

I resort

would

"They

From

appeared faintlyamused.

will have

you

Flora.

"I

Hope

to

sardonic.

the smile

that

grin,"

hopeless. But

forgiveyou

said

promise me
take

and

"

in

Flora
one

you

despair.

"The

thing,Churchill,
to

luncheon

with

us."
**I

am

Miss
listening.

"With

cale,or
nice

deaf
social

about

it.

ears.

Matheson."

Well,

column,
religious

if you

to Mrs.

West's

musi-

personallywrite something

affair,and
I don't

come

care

where

wish."
152

you

put

it
"

in the

*"

Please, Churchill

Just a

line

or

two!"

Page 1^2

CRITIC

THE

"Thank

you

*'POST'^

THE

TO

What

the invitation.

I shall consider

is it all about?"

"Why,

smoothed

She

it!"

"I

of Mrs.

suppose.

Listen

shall be rewarded.
of coffee with

good,

are

the

glanced

introduce

Miss

West's

songs,

Miss

cued
res-

Marjorie

will

and

give you

you
a

cup

perhaps,if

fair hands, and

own

suppose."

them, Churchill,

Winston

you

salad."
is

invitation

Miss

at

'To

to

platefulof

"Then

her

invitation

"

group

read

even

crumpled

"

of Cleveland.'

"In

didn't

! You

the

out

the basket.

from

Dodd,

wretch

heartless

you

already accepted."
whose

Winston,

He

quired
glove suddenly re-

fastening.
"Will
"With

"I

Hope,
I

his

closed
to

us

?"

now

mind

"that

Mr.

function

accompanied

the

young

attend
of

Gray

coffee,was

squeeze

first.
a

to

I did think

line about

Mrs.

fearfully-important music

his

dare
the

to

remarked

Flora

the lesser favor

into

notes, but I did not

of the cup

and

confessing now,^

I asked

induce

actually to

desk,

near-by cafe.

don't

might

West's

with

lunch

pleasure."

Gray
women

and

come

you

to

hope

musicale.

might persuade him


It

was

it not, Churchill
153

the
.'"'

promise

CHARLATANS

THE

doubt."

"Without
whose

this time

eyes

looked

He

the

met

smilinglyat Hope,

hazel

steadilyand

eyes

coolly.
thought

He

She

with

him

haven't

from

the

fib.

would

more

the

"For

for

remain

said

to

Flora.

since

don't

"You

got back

you

out

go

cially
so-

no

Matheson."

connections,Miss

can

than

name

dozen

welcome

you."

"Persons

dryly.

drawing-rooms

repay

them

in

position are

my

I have

other

purpose.

your

friends,I

no

with,"

illusions

on

subject."

**You

wrong

"Infrequently I
The

not.

"Mrs.

She

societydame.

majority of

of the

one

Is not
I

sure."

exception,must

the

is

Maybury

am

in the

may;

rule,not

"Naturally.
nor

impossible to

advertising I might

returned

courted

be

talk

to

you

social

no

"That's

Gray

would

all,do you?"

"I have

that

seen

yet forgiven me."

long."

very

woods,"

at

that

has not

"It

thought:

angry
"I

"She

be

can

cases

I do

guide."

be my

exceptions."

professionalmusician,
of

no

advertisingvalue

to her."

Miss
your

Matheson

Mrs.

buttered

Maybury,"

bit of bread.

she said to
154.

Hope.

"That

is

THE

"Any
have

the

CHARLATANS

who

one

Brahms

Timst

insisted.

"I'm

gets hystericalover

Brahms

temperament,"

Flora

/ haven't."

sure

"Please, Flora
"I

remember

resolved

off my

being swept

said

feet

the

by

sodies,"
rhap-

Gray.

his

Sensing

pleaded Hope.

!"

not

interest

growing

to

in her, and
left the

it,Hope

encourage

perversely
topic tan-

gentially.
"Won't
she

hope

He

past

of

waterways

the

vessel

the

carries.

have

on

"All

the

had

He

by

that

more

work

it with

from

every

missed

year?"

made

had

or

more;

in

bearing

canoe,

lake

to

lake, across
a

all his

swamp

which

ten

swamp
year

miles

he meant

the

threading

it after

tamarack

he

out, he said,to find

Next

certain

toil,his
seemed

across,

to

as

he

approach

promising route.
just
the

on

set

"

learned.

by

wilderness

had

he

bounds

no

hardly shows
follyof

to them

miles

his shoulders

barred

afterward
the lake

go

voyage

hundred

of

little lake; but

to

you

inland

an

"

the

progress

"Do

woods?"

your

to."

spoke

summer

something about

me

him.

besought
"I

tell

you

to

look

map,"

smile.
156

at

little

said Flora,

pond

humoring

that
the

CRITIC

THE

"And

had

He

him

lift the

helped him

landing-places,and
She

had

forth

put

seated

at

of

river,or

the

the

screened.

the

quiver

he halted

when

peered with
'*Has

as

"The

Lake

them
then

Leith
must

from

turned

Maybury
be the

stood

at

great

Gray

at

him.

is interested

one.'"'

suggest

you

Flora, approving,

true."

the

in the

officeward

157

side
and

swamp,

she offered, and

rightsort."

his

and

gloom.

"Will

till they melted


he

had

they all come

"May

girlsparted

watched

She

headland

the

die
rose-light

she asked

name.?"

of Dreams,"

added

"So

that

of the

yet," said Gray.

"Not

The

She

vistas

ically
camp-fire,sympathetthe

into the green

lake

strange waters,

glory

shore

the

on

him

your

forth.

at the

glimpse the

first to

watched

the wood.

carry'send.

at the

upon

his

nied
accompa-

the stones

over

him

by

sat

had

had

spiritof

gently

lake

new

had

She

stars

with

vessel's bow,

silent,and
the

it

drop

tening.
glis-

eyes

graphically,inspired

some

canoe

her

Hope,

imagination she

in

as
aloofly,
silently,

"

had

She

but

spoken simply,

subject; and

his

by

!" said

all alone

were

you

"POST"

THE

TO

cafe door.
of

stream

with
in

the

Miss

He

trians;
pedes-

remark:
Winston!

CHARLATANS

THE

to

Said

Flora

land

Mr.

thank

has

West

times, and

she

share

rosily a

she

which,

"Mrs.

tried

has

to

at last."

disclaimed

success,

dozen

netting him

Winston

West's

companion

half

Gray
for

you

Miss

to her

intimated,

was

in

Mrs.

far

from

assured.

"Oh,
see

with

he'll
half

"Absurd
The

come," said Flora


an

eye that

And

if there

Hope

shifted

were

now?"

"The

The

with

Maybury,

it

interesting
citadels

"What

?"

fulfilled,and, the

Hope

We

sliall

her

that
to

she had
indicate

to receive Miss

158

campaign

to their homes.

despatched

requestingher

be convenient

less

she asked.

returned

informing

venture, and

for

account

rush."

the fair invaders


afternoon

to."

Evening Telegraph.

predictionwas

That

would

him."

slightlymystified

safer, if

can

reasons," she smiled.

to be stormed

bluff's of the
them

carry

over,

remain

it

would

other

no

talk to

subject. "Whither
of criticism

the least wish

"That

the

interested

amused, while

note

Matheson.

Miss

have

you

I haven't

emphatic

confidently. "One

note

made
a

Winston

to

the

day

Mrs.

great

when

it

in person.

CHAPTER

XIII

CABOCHON

THE

the

At

end

EMERALD

of her

Miss

stock.

showing was

The

Looking
and

modified
a

great

her

pork

highly recommended,

and
of

her

Czerny,

one

which

for her

mark

in

she

getting

was

she

of

pork:

the

comparison,
"

not

was

prodigious demand.
of

her

it

was

Still,
Bach

practisedquite independently

conservatory methods,

example, one

lessons, somewhat

shilling
; and

quahty

means

she

of

admitted

she

the

of musical

account

an

schedule

and

whirlingwith

of

especiallyencouraging.

not

criticize the

to

judging by

took

expanded,

deal of

prepared

Winston

over

week

second

Grindstone,

AGAIN

something was

"

Czerny study, with


of 138, she had
159

the

amiss.

For

nome
appalling metro-

succeeded, when

in Swift-

THE

working

water,

in

notches

below

that

how
borrow

to

without
with

and

Heaven

fear

of

uncommonly

far

failed

of

and

dreary wilderness
us!)

weird

no

not

can

far

go

farther.

Eternal

because

of

said,

persons

of
the

loose wrist.
can

it Moscheles

that

wrist.?

No

acquire in

not

of

us

in

Hope's

the

fection
per-

fingers,which

garden variety of

that must

practicetired them.

toil for

musical

though

not

She

indigestion a
"

so

studies

common

as

interested

of

(geniusis

case

losing:her fingerswere

was

Her

be

vigilanceis the price of Hberty

to those

of

inflexible

can

artist from

natural
liberty,

hour's

dogma

pianist.

concert

she

to

for himself.

rather, one

; or

(Was

larger technic, not

the
distinguishes

prehend
com-

methods, that the essentials of

matter.) Lacking these, one

This

not

of

it may

strong fingersand

are

greatness

that

many

is advised

into the matter

preserve

Lacking these, one


so

does

he

was,

was

contradiction, except from

pianofortetechnic

go

this

look

in the

foot

set

she

now

If the reader

tempo.

discouraging

which

(from

120;

to

up

metronome

Not

CHARLATANS

not

wrist.
ing
irritat-

results),she
so

fleet;half

felt
an

felt,too, slightpangs

disease

common

enough,

literaryindigestion.
her: the
160

finger callisthenics,

CABOCHON

THE

methods

the various

and

volume
Van

of tone,
Wart

the

all she

acquiringarm

with

delightfulDudelsack
not

was

of

felt the lack

something

dropped

ally
occasion-

And

with

yet

^justwhat,

"

the

it

did

she

know.

not

promised

Having

refer

to

Doctor

to

Erdmann

perplexitiesthat might arise,she sought


of

Professor

spiritof

the

paste.

pure

and

power

scientifically
plausible;

were

that

gem

for

saturating her

was

masters;

EMERALD

the

listened

her

when

she

Miss

said

inquired of

who

Adams,

an

The

finds

him.

before

He

obligato of

"Yes-

to
definitely

ulate
form-

let

me

counsel

instructors,and

your

president

Winstop,

satisfactory
progress.
Mrs.

matter

paused, unable

problem, he
dear

"My
I have

laid the

attentively,providing

and

yes" ;

and

Colossus

the

any

only

criticism

patience.

they report
from

comes

piano playing

your

"

er

"

little cold, a little cold."


"I

I shall

hope

"Yes-yes

"

you

winged

needed

the

"Indeed?"

course

it is not

remarked

Adams

Mrs.
that

of

outgrow that," Miss

"

arrow

said

er

an

"

with

"

Winston

temperamental

of
jestingly,

affair

of

mured.
mur-

the

course

heart."

fect.
de"

He

smile.

Hope, flushing. "It


161

seems

to

me,

CHARLATANS

THE

else.

Miss

how
"I

on

aid

you."

I may

fast

to

or

ought

on

thoughtful

much

privateinstruction

is

suppose

she

had

"Yes;
reaHzed

not

Only
I have

studies
"As

be

is slow,

private

to

given ;

and

it must

course

to

"

please do

am

structi
expect private in-

anxious

Perhaps

go.

complaint.

Erdmann;

I do not
see

for

She

be."

to

get

if I had

on;

fewer

"

said," the presidentof the

have

motto

at

let

course,

work

"

pursued, "our
any

of

course

long road

"

you

"

can

tangibleground

Of

finger-tips

compared

time

more

his

expensive."

so

no

that.

think

as

finding fault. Doctor

not

am

"Class

look.

getting

not

am

are,

like to."

joined

I mean,

slow,

Winston;

should

Erdmann

Doctor

put

"

Well,

wishes

your

I feel that

as

what

frankly

instruction,where

"I

come.

But

"Hmh!"

Miss

me

will

hardly know.

so

and

tell

ward.
first,passion after-

Technic

that

will come,

Winston,

and

thing
any-

"

"Yes-yes ; quite right.


That

than

more

"

fingers

My

technic

I need

that

Erdmami,

Doctor

cost:

there
that.

are

What

is.Encourage

no

soul

go

limits,there
studies

talent

at any

unexpressed.
are

Colossus

limits; you

cost,

But,

of

stand
under-

interest you.^"
especially
162

CHARLATANS

THE

and

you

with

sentence

the

In

me.

shall be

That

allude to finances.

little secret

of Art

cause

be necessary

it will not

Geist

Professor

talkingwith

"

He

"

between

finished

the

the

pense
ex-

gesture that implied,"Hang

to

!"
"I

Hope

mann."

I will

"But

study hard,

talent

^these

"

Hope

Good

once.

"Good

hope

he echoed

Winston,"

will

you

things; the

I shall

it.

apply

fervently;

youth, beauty,

have

You

glance accompanying
Erdmann.

Doctor

prickedby
precipitately,

rose

the

and

gratitude.

me."

the great

are

with

hard,

very

Erd-

Doctor

you,

overcome

I shall.

think

I do not

"and

thank

to

quite

was

hope not, Miss

"I

and

words

disappointedin

be

not

find

not

can

will follow."

rest

the

compliment

"Thank

again.

you

Geist

to Professor

at

morning."

morning,

know

frequentlyhow

time,

at

any

time.

dear

my

get

you

And

Miss

"

on.

don't

Winston.
in

Come

forget

Let

me

at

any

little

our

secret."

She

assured

him

she

should

not, and

departed in

high spirits.
"Doctor

"only

Erdmann
wish

he

is

dear," she said


make

wouldn't
164

remarks

to

herself;

about

my

looks.

He

confidence

have

must

he should.

why

know

not

EMERALD

CABOCHON

THE

seriously,and

music

Madame

Jesurin

that

forgetting until

Erdmann

Doctor

secret

between

them.

man's

praise.

Such

he had

Once

The

The

ticket for that

was

other

no

in which

sent

her

of

him.

"Miss

bit of

sent

was

The

she

only

had

Music

Hall

"

90.

paper

address, simply

the

all the

slip of

Who

written.
type-

was

into

peeped

extracted

blank

the

of blank

Street,"

She

There

concert.

sheet

Atwood

it?

sent

prise.
sur-

envelope containing

square

69

certain

man
gentle-

pleasant

yellow pasteboard callingfor

of

parquet

good

popular.

very

another

folded.

was

No.

have

make

There
the

ticket

could
to

left

was

evening'sSymphony

Winston,

Who

He

little

pupil. Everybody

German

inclosure, except

the

be

thoughtful, considerate

postman

were

in the

vocal

was

morning brought

next

words

the

said it should

had
Madame

spoke highly

come
be-

the

of

informed

promptly

was

good fortune, Hope

to

teacher."

out

I take

studying merely

not

I do

yet

it is because

Perhaps

am

and

in me,

paper
seat

could

velope
en-

tents.
con-

and
in the
have

it.f^

Her

mind

ran

the small

circle of her

165

acquaintance,

CHARLATANS

THE

tlie second

stopping, on
this

Was

spiteof

delicate

president of

the
the

the

seriouslypursuing
Madame

her with

**EiI Eir'

cried

gift.
"Then
shared

in the

"But

said. "You

the

woman

young

liad sent

gar,
su-

of the mysterious

it."

sent

two,

of

cup

hand.

informed

so

might

you

have

fortune."
declared

except

have

luck

good

some

that

fairies

gave

children.

the

curhng hair, that

we

to

tell of," she

interesting3'oung
met

at the

concert

West?"
yes;

Hope

has

recalled him

distinctly;a pleasant-

gentleman.

spoken young
"He

when

remember, LiebcheUy

with

Oh,

to

appreciated

to borrow

fairies have

grown-ups

I, too,

doubt

no

the ticket in her

they

In

of music.

study

Madame,

good

assistingher?

concerts

laughed, and

nothing to

"Mr.

Colossus

the

"The

I wish

Madame

man

further

Jesurin, coming in

found

Erdmann.

Doctor

at

Gray's flingat conservatories,

Herschel

of the

value

of

way

Churchill

Mr.

round,

arranged

to take

both

and

French

German

lessons."

Why,
in

how

languages.
Gewiss.

So

!
delightful

Of

Private

course

he

lessons.
166

Mr.
was

And

West
a

was

interested

singer.
he did not

even

ask

Madame's

fee.

were

like him.

more

method
it

Such

He

did not
then

might

the

Of

had

Winston
hint

she

between

Mr.

and
after

Arthur

his

taken

he

might

her and
There
receive

has

up
be

talkingwith
be

with

her

dismal

indifference

of the

and

this

hopelessminority,nor

the

discoverymay

kindle

of the

young

be

constituted

so

he

that

of love in the breast


but

would
no

167

he

that

larger.

intimation

tleman's
gen-

opportunitiesof seeing

persons

oppositesex

ciety
so-

partly,at least,that

might

sentiment

her

foreign languages.

German

an

terly
sis-

connection

pleasurein

in

Man,

virgin,Flora

scarcely doubt

his

West

for the

but

wise

frank

her, that

near

inspiredthe

member

and

Mr.

creature

suspected a

could

praise

unfortunate

was

artful

intimation

she

to

the week.

that

interest

blunt

French

may

by
have

not

sudden

Flora's

the

West's

sentiments
had

her

her

to

knowledge

languages

experience;

no

might

of

had

there

Friday evenings.

evening in
wiles

he

tliat it

five other

conveyed to

Matheson,

But

and

ways

and

remarked

call every

inquired as

all others

Tuesday

teach

would

"

good enough

was

above

come

had

he

But

smiled, and

Madame

Miss

to

was

Hope

liberal person

instruction,and

of

highly,rating it

of.

EMERALD

CABOCHON

THE

you
we

and
wish

to be.

responsiveflame

she

or

of

are

to

as

some

not

of

True,

; but

our

THE

in the fortunate

interest

(if it be

feel

ourselves

be very,

very

unhappy

the

of

thought;
would

we

sun

of course,

cruel

to avoid

charms
of

hand,

first allured

which

he

is at

kind

and

those

minor

be

Thus,

Miss

Winston

far

as

as

young

woman

would

have

In

such

of

Music

Hall

the

programme.

on

left aisle,ten
Mr.

that

Gray

was

which

be

had

said

tion
contempla-

his

to

that, since
should

we

we

decided

No;

virtues
mate
the ultistint

not

free to dower

are

good

and

deed

the third

for

to

remain

168

of mind

were

home,

eminent

renity.
se-

ston
Win-

concert.

soloist

chair

well

mental
Miss

Symphony

the stage ; and,

his seats

at

than

Friday evenings.
induces

an

of

natural

less tender-hearted

crowded,

from

short

those

in the

Hope's parquet

rows

unwise,

nothing

we

pleasantframe

set forth to attend

be

happy:
transiently

on
Tuesday
possible,

Contemplation

he

draw
to with-

ever

to subdue

withheld,

blessingswith

him.

be

him, and

least

our

hopelesspassion ;

generositydeclares

felicitymust

for

we

It would

or

dictates

humanity

were

it would

its possessor,

fold.
ten-

whether

wondering

encourage

which

common

very

other

is increased

man) generously of

presence.

consciouslyto
the

on

our

maid

or

man

give him

We

but,

CHARLATANS

was

on

was

the

that
recalling

forward, she

remained

the

This

so.

seat

vacant

Hope

of

he

must

sit

beside

chair

The

the house.

seeinghim

hope

concluded

visible,she

other

in the

around

looked

EMERALD

CABOCHON

THE

her

they

termed
as

wore

the others

intermission

When

in the

promenade

vicinityelected
disinclined
up

was

ended

such

but

plainly dressed

as

the opening

with

prepared
the

as

to remain

join the

to

in her

persons

where

they

were,

mediate
im-

she

ing
conspicuous by march-

that

she

pressed forward

to

other

the

vestibule

her.

But

cert
con-

face
she

ahead, and
she

was

less

girlin threading passage

crowd, and the space

debouching,

into

the

familiar

little distance

speak with

the

foyer when

seeing a

passed

Weathers

through

of

chance

the

perceivedRhoda

experienced than

in the

crush

small; still,
as

After

irreverently

the aisle.

There

was

she

herself

make

to

is

overture.

came

foyer ;

remarked,

dismissed

were

did

had

what

were

of the Beethoven

measures

was

few

Still,a

"junk."

herself,and

Gray

great quantity of

no

toilets of

exhaled

they

odors

suggest drug-store blotters, as


and

because

tJie elaborate

by

The

her.

about

women

side of

observable.

was

at first abashed

was

not

unoccupied, and

was

noteworthy only

was

was

other

the

on

he

; as

the

169

between

stream

of

them

widened.

concert-goers

CHARLATANS

THE

and

spread out,
and

close

tread

stretched

out

vanished

into

the door

from

rested

before

hand

waiting cab,

to touch

within.

This

the

on

little

But

the other's
and

steps
she

even

as

arm,

Rhoda
closed

hand

man's

her

quicken

heels.

the
"

able to

was

Rhoda's

on

instant

an

on

seen

Hope

hand, clutchinga glove,

closing,
top of the dropped sash, dis-

finger,a ring

cabochon

emerald

which

set in

of dull

band

had

Hope

steel.
The

So!

in the cab

man

Rudolf

Doctor

was

Erd-

mann.

Rhoda
was

Their

reflected

Weathers, Hope

queer

young

and

woman,

acquaintance

way

affected her

limited

to

Matheson,

on

was

her

on

one

home,

strangely.

meeting,

breakfast

with

Miss

Flora

and

Hope

did almost

all the

with

Miss

Matheson

("a difficult child," Flora

even

termed

her) ; intense, as
her

given,as
"

Hope

Winston,

strangers, but

Weathers
who
frank

was

and

often

eyes

exhibited

protractedfits of
a

reserved

was

occasion

talking. Reserved,

big brown

her

friend testified,
to

Rhoda

which

at

sharp

ancholy,
mel-

contrast

enough

to

among

impetuous with

her

friends.

Yet, despitetheir

natures,
antagonistic
170

which

Hope

XIV

CHAPTER

new

gown

Miss

wish

course,

Matheson

of the
The

same

of expense

details,and
and

her, advised.

cerise-

the

selected

Hope

went
a

dove-

silk bands

simply with

tone.

gray

had

for her

the material

Jesurin, who

Madame

which

with

decision

Hope's biography

"clinging black stuff,"which

albatross,to be trimmed

gray

GOWN

humorously suggested,nor

figured foulard
a-shopping

that

to know

neither the

was

".

Princess

of

readers

Masculine

will,of

MAKING

THE

was

to

hours

not

be

easilycome

considered

spent

in

at.

in all its

lookingover

hints.
172

The

problem

perplexing

fashion

plates

MAKING

THE

It

flat

lived In the
could

Hope
at her

not

and

value," said
the

of

price

spiteof

her

"salon,"

nor

nor

"goes

the

placed

was

well

time

evening ;

her

unlike

thus

to

went

waist

just a

great

credibl
the in-

frocks
who

reader's

Bitte

Imagination.
of the
for

Jesurin

of her

gown,

Thursday

announced

below, Madame
the sunshine

not

them, her figure

making
was

of

deal

coquetted

measure

dropped

173

er's
dressmak-

humanity

"try on," Hope

knittingand

was

lor,"
"par-

designs the
of

was

she

neither

was

discarded

De

Bitte

defender, she did

cup

muslcale

Madame

had

lost in the

West's

when

ready

so

left to the

to be

was

practiceand

She

stays," and

Addison

Mrs.

was

In

wisp

her

was:

as,

safely be

may
No

and

who

creature

"Grand

maintain

not

further,

anaemic

De

"modiste"

"af^Zkr"

an

she

Bitte, when

Agnes

did

day."

It

as

forty ;

*Vork

the

by

out

shape, such

with

machine

gown.

sale."

even

to go

symmetrical
society,nor

It at

She

shop. Madame,

she

fit the

albatross.

Madame

name,

dressmaker.

nor

as

and

De

gray

got

"Importer,"

merely

with

Bitte, who

De

cut

Madame
the

have

must

you

an

of

Madame

Grady's

Mrs.

GOWN

disposal.

learned

In

that

below, should

sew,

"Grand

value

decided

also

was

OF

her

that

piano

following

society.

CHARLATANS

THE

Madame

Behold

full of

mouth

have

"Will

pins.

she

the Countess
attend

"Did

you

No.

Madame

his

verities

fell short

Sister

of

that

they

deep rose,

the

yesterday?"
creed

Buddhist

left

so

Isabelle,*What

and

Gautama

spiritualneeds:

her

traction
physicalat-

services

soul craved

her

with

tack.

another

decided

had

considered
asked

Winston's

lady blushed

on

skirt.

compliment

the Buddhist

preciselywhat

not

was

"I

to Miss

the young

whereat

steered

and

up

said the

the lines of the

capped the

Jesurin

pointedreference

more

get

grand figure,Miss Winston,"

dressmaker, smoothing down


Madame

be able to

ever

her

knee,

one

upon

wondered.

again?" Hope
"You

Bitte, sunk

De

much

to

sophical
philo-

be desired.

is truth?'

She

was

dumfounded."

what

truth is,there is

"That

fits well

Bitte.

She

the floor.
"I
worn

one

the

botch

not

of

pretension.

voted

best
for

De
sat

on

train?"

not

to

She

on

"a

had

never

begin just yet.

the train, and

sought to compromise
174

Madame

trying to rise,so

not," repliedher patron.

Jesurin

offhsuid,

say,

hips," said

shall I make

train,and it seemed

Bitte

can

end of

an

over

made

"Now,

think

Madame
De

If

shallow!

Shallow!

Madame

little one,"

just

floor.

sweeping the

second
will

attempt

feet

regain her

to

Her

"We

successful.

was

fit the waist."

now

"I

dressmaker.

please,"acquiescedthe

you

around.

hang full,just touching all

the skirt should


"As

preferredthat

Winston

Miss

But

GOWN

OF

MAKING

THE

attracted

much

am

New

by

Thought,"

said Madame

"It is most

Jesurin, plying her knittingneedles.

interesting."

Thought.?" said Hope.

"New

^^Gewiss
"Be

religion?"

religionof vibrations, of thought force."

: a

to make

sure

it

"Is

the

loose,"Madame

arms

De

Bitte

instructed.

was

"Oh,

pianists!"

you

she exclaimed, and

delivered

once

in it.

the modiste
Madame
then

frock

As

had

it

try

Madame

"There,
asked, and

it

to sit

by

that
and

piano

pausing

to

be

impossibleto play

concert

the

artist,only

in her

very

formed
inthe

night,

refit the waist,

practicenow

and

on.

Bitte had

De

washerwoman
do not

for

was

Friedenthal
to

that

to

found

Madame

that

piano

modiste, who

Friedenthal's

of the trials of Madame

ed
remind-

was

;
move

are

was

for, of
in the
those

the

story

modistes

course,
same

from

the

and

modiste's
ers
dressmak-

set.

comfortable

arms

smilinglyassured they were.


175

now.''"

she

CHARLATANS

THE

is soul

Thought

"New

Jesurin

terms," Madame

expression in

It is

temple is.

the gown.
Miss

"Steel

Winston

"Tell
Do

you

make

them

thought

"Not
"A

be, there

may

De

Bitte, her mind

on

look weU."

affirms

sounds
at all.

Jesurin.

vibrations, Madame

yourself?^^
receive

of
of

waves

"That

the

and

"

Circle

One

on.

priests,no

demurred.

about

joins the

Madame

passementeriewould

me

^'Naturlicli

you

simplest

itself."
simplicity

plain,"said

"Too

"No

pursued.

publicservices,no temples : wherever

its

the

them

Vibrant

from

Very,

others.
and

One

exchanges

health, happiness, success,


the

of
potentialities

rather

and

vibrant

so

bilities.
possi-

difficult."

It is all very

littlechiffon would

plain."

relieve it,"Madame

Bitte

De

pleaded.
think

"I

the

silk bands

will be

sufficient,"
replied

Hope.
Dressmakers
as

barbers

your
a

for

have

trimming

desire for

prison

crop.

mania

off.

for
The

the
simplicity,
Both

must

hand.

176

trimming
one

other

can

your

be restrained

on,

not

just

fathom

aversion
with

to

firm

THE

is called

"It

OF

MAKING

Sittingin

GOWN

Silence," said Madame

the

Jesurin.

sought

Hope

image

to

sits in the

Silence, and

and

meditation

of

Chord

that

affirm

prepared to

can't

to

her

of C .'* I have

the

of the

root

times

that

Miss

Winston

eyes

were

so

suspicionwas
"I

must

with

same

Madame

when

the

to

dominant;

rootless
my

Jesurin

suspected

politelyguying her;

was

innocent, her

put

crushed

Truth

it."

suppress
were

dominant.

It's the

know.

you

There

as

face

so

demure,

but

her

Madame's

lichen.

tea-kettle

on," she said, and

went

stairs.
When

would

she

became

likelyboil

Mrs.
to

back

key."

it's the

perhaps

earth,

up

harked

Hope

Chord.

"Or

you

Truth?"

not

was

in tune

of Truth."

is nature's

Madame

Great

lence.
Si-

tion,
concentra-

vibrate

"Is that the tonic chord

theory lessons.
read

strives,by

affirmation,to

with the great Chord


"The

the

for the Silence !

Alas
"One

sittingin

Madame

water

an

adept
with

in

New

thought-waves.

Grady's old-thoughtcook-stove

answer.

177

Thought

she

At

ent
pres-

would

have

THE

CHARLATANS

has

Jesurin

"Madame

remarked

grand mind,"

the

dressmaker.

agreed, and

Winston

Miss

piano practiceannoyed

to concerts

Madame

seldom

dressmaking

hints

entertainments

rang

window,

Madame

De

pair

She

answered

had

arrived

"I

of

an

the

at

up

musical

is better.

Bitte

saw

flutter

carriage

the

before

the

to

and

house.

hitherto her patrons

Miss

heard

Winston," Hope

in

hall.

flutter,meditated
before

But

ushered

dressmaker

Mrs.

the

flight

she could

eff^ect
into

Maybury

room.

"So

EnHghtenment.

!" exclaimed

She

you."

took

tionately."No,
;

in this

What

horse-show

or

and, herself

the

escape

picked

few

concert;

foot.

on

stairs via the back

up

smartly. Waddling

the bell in

visitor say,

just like playing."

bays standing

looking for

am

It is

be

to

the opera

door-bell

Bitte.

attended

are

The

handsome

De

her

?"

go

you

No;

Madame

in the least.

"Oh, dear, not


"Do

inquired whether

part
a

can

hands

Hope's
no

pretty gray

so

pressedthem

dressmaking shall

the

stay but

of town,

and

gown

moment.

answered
you
178

your
are

surprised

"I have

not

aff^ec-

terrupte
be in-

happened
note

making

to be

in person.
!"

CHARLATANS

THE

for

increased.

Fortunately

priceof

dressmaking had

On

the

hair.

shift

her

hook

scanning

in the

the

Bitte

De
gray

whole

the

purse,

fixed in advance.

of the

seven

mirror, putting

Madame

patron's

been

Thursday evening,at

stood before
her

her

clock, Hope

last few

had

touches

summoned

been

gown's collar, and

closely for

to
to
now

was

possiblebasting-

thread.
The

fitted

gown

Madame

though
that it
"

of

'Tain't

Hope

De

"dreadful

was

grand

and
perfectly,
Bitte

the effect

still bemoaned

lace left

remained

fact

the

plain."

late," she urged. "I have

too

ing,
charm-

was

over

yards

the last dress I made."

from

adamant

dressmaker, yielding the

two

wiles, and

to ]\Iadame's

with

battle

the

sixty-pound

sigh,departed.
It
was

was

to

almost

time

send, and

apartments

for

for the

Hope

that

**Achy Liebchen,

ran

amiable
you

carriagewhich
into

Madame

Mrs.

West

Jesurin's

critic's final word.

forgot

your

powder,"

Madame.
*'Do

"Aber
"But

I need

powder?"

natiirlich!
I have

Always

none."
180

you

put powder on."

said

Madame

Grady

provided
then

was

of

exuberance

kiss
a

hair of the

"

in.

That

^but

"

do the

in the

woman,

motherly

she

gingerly, lest

show

disturb

"My,
sore

of

looked

poeticalye

are

Grady;

and

John,

plunged

back

into

Both

Madame

she

the

over

lowered

household

Grady

rim

jew'l,"quoth

! my

My

eyes.

of

his
"

he.

tacles.
spec-

'Tis

!"

getting,John," laughed

abashed

his

by

Mrs.

eloquence,

own

foreignpolitics.

and

in the

the

! you're a

my

yourself to John,"

good."

man

head
and

his newspaper

"It's

Mrs.

picture.

'Twill

sightfor

good

admiration, implanted

cheek

nominal

The

indispensable,and

in, dearie, and

"Come
said.

her

GOWN

the

called

Hope's

on

OF

MAKING

THE

Mrs.

Grady

Hope

saw

posited
safelyde-

carriage.

"Cinderella!"

cried

our

Princess

gaily, waving

an

adieu.
**Contrive

to lose

slipper!"Madame

called after

her.
*'Heaven
with
tear

comer

bless

the

of her

darlin'!"
apron

she

of sentiment.

181

said Mrs.

wiped

away

Grady;
a

and

precious

CHAPTER

WESt's

ADDISON

MES.

Addison

Mrs.

Miss

Winston,

West,

Matheson

Miss

as

literati of

and

liberal patron of the


her

MUSICALE

hinted
the

deservedlypopular among

was

artists

and

XV

husband's

her

arts, she gave

cigars

and

city.

She

sicians,
mu-

was

dinners,

excellent

Hqueurs

to

above

were

criticism.
Addison
had

West

great
brick

deal

furnishingswere
was

sort," as

of

pile,was

Prospect Avenue,

West

made

her

it.

The

for

the
of

street

largest and

finest in

would
182

Its
Mrs.

part colonial,as

("or something

Dame

he

some
residence,a hand-

statelymansions.

the most

Arthur

in real estate, and

West

among

Colonial
son

his money

observe);

and

of

that

I, for

can

hour

than

which

pleasanter way

no

scarcelyget about,

can

scalp-locksof Culture) and


musically,too

very

Mrs.

West

ancestry,
blessed.

and

one

West

were

visit one's

her

she used

hair, and

black

Her

voice,except

in club

and

she entered

room

The

you

reader

admired,

than

that

the

most

that

she

was

dedicated

to

beheld

Doctor

was

like

of

: a

that she

eyes.

inaudible,

faint

Dudelsack,
of

means

composer

singers of

"

whom

she

soul

rustling

183

more

ested
inter-

thing. She

prodigiously

expression,music
reader

chieflyof
her

was

other

any

satisfactory.The
a

brown

her.

in almost

all

toward

stately. She

almost

shadow

no

"a."

dreamy

debate, was

alreadyknows

in music

agreed with

is in

turned

tall and
and

its borders,

or

"

the Harvard

dark

very

in New

within

ever

uncommonly

was

similarly

set foot

ancestors

State

Bay

we

never

were

eyes

had

of silk,and

be

her

livingrelatives

no

and

Massachusetts,
Mrs.

should

of Pedigrees.

Book

Great

of

not

But

to.

the

it

she reads

listen while

to say, she had

can

dull

pass

trophied is

so

properly proud

had

She

from

"

or

you

Strange

England.

haste

was

as

to

close-packeddrawing-room (in

to sit in her
cat

with
"

of

think

one,

MUSICALE

WEST'S

MRS.

songs,

also

knows

which

acquaintance, who

she
were

CHARLATANS

THE

be added

may

the

the

of

melody

bom

dies Mrs.

West

the

was

the unembodied
with

and

wont

sanctum

with

to ''commune

it

those

her

delightedthe

in

Should

stealthy footfall
wild.'' No;

Forget
Still,do

floor of

top

which

it

was

the
her

ever

later

students, and

the

(in
(in

tures)
lecgramme
pro-

music-lovers

through

hazel-brush

of Richard

forget with

what

emotion

"

flimmering

of

ravening

some

the

the

on

night wind

violins

the

of

the

creature

moaning through

*'
.

it.? 'Twas
not

took

masterpiecebeginning

'tis but

rustlingleaves

corpusclesof

which

many
and

she

that

Is

it

soul."

of

ears

of Brahms

she listened to that


"Hark!

seize

clothe
spirit,

red

the

on

gems

notes) helped so

Strauss.

to

frequentlyher privilegefirst to

was

Dudelsackian

the brambles

the air

operation commonly

sequesteredapartment

Here, too,
hear

the

pump

This

West's

Mrs.

elusive

melo^

These

floatingin

"

in

set

of Dudelsack

oftentimes

it.

counterpoint into

house;

vision

flesh,and

harmonic

place in

in

as

heaven-

and

Dudelsack.

Doctor

prosaicbusiness

more

tail
trivial de-

harmonized

was

song,

saw

doubt.

no

the
originalinspiration,

contrapuntalorder by

it

I have

glad to sing them,

very

assume

graven
that
184

on

Mrs.

her soul.
West

was

for

ever

in

WEST'S

MRS.

clouds, for

the
It

conceded

was

referred

had

with

of

but

and

and

while

known

was

Dudelsack

he

observed

was

enjoyment,

the

life;and
must

to

and

quite as

was

as

was

of the

presence,

you

hand,
the

Owns

insignificance,

fond

the most

received
185

airs,

Equator, yet

music

with

quiet
and

purse

Addison

the

to

bindings
book-

of the

versatile
as

ture
Cul-

at

of
disrespectfully

Orchestra.
his

fication
the classi-

musical

no

loyal supporter, with

as

lectual
intel-

West's

picturesand

as

good

extremely

have

in

pretense

no

himself

gave

listen to

among

on

practicalwoman,

to

Jeffreyspoke

never

grasp

gavel

Mrs.

in

taste

other, agreeing

be reckoned

hope

made

Symphony

were

husband

and

he

popular

both

is

privatelyto speak

Doctor

firmer

True, he fell within

pretty

nothing")

that

her

case.

had

(Gratiano, you

West,

"Here

assume

j^ou

the

he
;

Mrs.

times
some-

her."

"commercial,"
;

with

eyrie.

Club,

moot-question,"Who

dwarfed

often

so

infinite deal

the

soul

Dynamics
Club

about

must

in her

Gratiano

observe

on

stature

is

"an

nonsense

Neither

as

the

as

Social

to exclaim:

was

no

the

To

steeringdebate
Earth?"

that

president,one

affairs.

large

"communing"

to

abler

an

ever

spoke

remember,

MUSICALE

West

wife; each
main

of

their

fortunate

definite

spected
re-

things
son,

of

in

who

youths.

impression of

CHARLATANS

THE

Mrs.

for

true

certain young

what

know

to

Princess

when

mind

evening

such

she

good

he

with

might
a

farther

go

faint

minor,

that

thronged them.

Flora

dressing-room,first espied her


Churchill

for

run

"Oh, this

will

the

pair.

She

plucked the
in

head

do,"

is

"There

red

she

roses

from
"

think
186

draw

stair

ng-

Flora

in

cynically,

much

gray

up

to

here."
fastened

girdleand

standing off

so,

verse
con-

unusually

exclaimed, going

her

the

from

friend

said

"

you

manner

the

critically"that improves

wonderfully. Don't

Thus

worse.

arrived

had

altogethertoo

"There,"

Hope's.

tiltingher

who

the earlier."

away
never

the

young

("In order,"

him.

he may

Gray,

boy

celebrities,
major and

coming down

Matheson,

with

fare

through

to the

presented her

the

inevitablymarry

and

Winston

Miss

the

on

of the mother-in-law

touch

and

them

lot of

in Mrs.

Winston

Miss

he must

rooms,

"that

glad

ject
Criticallyregarding the ob-

since

; and

that she escorted

"

the

admiration, she acknowledged

son's
taste

musician,

early

fell to

come

be

relationshipwas

greeted

of the musicale.

of her

was

would

gentleman,you
mother-in-law

possibilityof

West's

it

of

sort

should

dream

young

Hope.

The

had

if love's

for

West;

bit and

the effect

Churchill?"

CHARLATANS

THE

(in public) than

easier to say

stupid,trivial,foolish,

worthless.
This

With

fireworks.
broke

audience

of

what

the

who

Dudelsack,
Arthur

West

found

her with

the

only

of

turning

around

mother,

sparks the

of
listen

not,

or

as

follow.

played Miss

his

to

cal
tlie musi-

piece of

shower

last

might

task

looked

set

thereafter

ranks,

they pleased,to
Relieved

the

was

group

song

Dodd's
for

who

music

for

Doctor

accompaniments,
Winston.

Miss

He

attracted

presentlywas

elsewhere.
"Aren't

ears

your

into the vacated


"No.

he

burning?"

asked, dropping

seat.

Why.?"
Shall

compliments flying about.

*'So many

peat
re-

them?"
"If

you

"Caw
is that

do I'll go

you?

talk

to

Dudelsack."

Doctor

him.

get seasick listeningto

fUmmering
Howdoes

and

on

the violins

therestof

the

'HarkI

stealthyfootfall*

itgo?

knows

Mother

it by heart."
"It

is worth

remembering.

important-lookingperson?"

Tell

She

me,

indicated

gentleman by the piano, in conversation


Dodd
188

who
a

is that

languid

with

Miss

"That

sical

Sandbag ger.''^
he is

"More

important

as

if

so,

"

Professor

"Fact, I
She
a

with

the

there

who
in the

"Quite

the

another

young

almost

tender.

And

with

with

this

little while; for

he

Hope,

twinkling

the

and

here

nod

vidual
indi-

dismal

spiritsof

he

the

masters

be

the

rewarded

glance

to

socially,"

his hat."
and

side with

forced

out

goes

merriment,

was

that

was

for

content

Geist, yieldingperforce to the

Karl

gentle beseechment
with

when

at her

man

the

his soul with

"Checks

happy

the

Soul.''

chap

bubbled

Hope

and

be

that

with

jolly little ball

with

room

could

"

of the

Arthur*.

he's

But

!"

no

that

Could

hearty laugh

communed

Studio

hand.

Oh,

Wart

circulatingabout

hand-shake

said

Van

stared, incredulous.

eyes,

his

you."

assure

man,

the

Wart."

there's Van

''That

of

destinies of

holds

frightfullycondescending.

condescendingHello!

He

hollow

the

he looks."

as

anything.

in

all musicians

the Mw-

Whelpley, of

!" That's

sh-h-h

Oh,

"Then

of

MUSICALS

WEST'S

MRS.

of

the

hostess, favored

the

pany
com-

violin selection.

who

had

never

heard
189

him

touch

bow

to

CHARLATANS

THE

surprisedby

string before, was

indifferent

the effect he

to

that he had

discovered

by Madame

the

be

might
same

the

seemingly

was

She

producing.
to

power

Friedenthal,

lamentably lacking in

her possessed

move

found

she

which

staff

Grindstone's

so

pianists

fiddlers.

and

"What

it.?" she asked

was

"Andante, by Godard,
answered, and

he

him

simply refuses

ready

it all

had

and

one

does

very

few

He
to

only the

pupils
"

by

the

for

hour

most

you

play like

doesn't

He

he

not

if
a

give concerts.'"'

one

thing, that

technic,and, for another, that


eat.

Geist

Professor

?'^

claims, for

"But

got

violin,"she said.

feel like it.

to

teacher,does he

than

his fiddle with

takes

suppose

he will scrape

and

happens

"Why

of

sound

he teaches

no;

advanced;

"I

stratagem.

of the

gets tired

"He

mother

; so

Karl

ambushed

"Mother

never

sort,"

smiled, though inwardly she disapproved of

West's

"Oh,

he

of that

him."

for

Hope
Mrs.

You

eagerly.

something

or

know

neatly.

"

Arthur

laughed:

Geist

he

that he

fact

playing, despitethe

of his

the poetry

the fire and

is

bom

he

hasn't

he
would

enough

rather

teach

teacher."

play before thousands,


190

to

hold

them

in

spellof
have

MUSICALE

WEST'S

MRS.

enchantment

Oh,

them

to make

feel what

felt!"

"Gelst, I think, would

pupil,like
she will.

In Rhoda's
in

Arthur

Weathers,

Rhoda

more

ways

them

teach

gets hold of

he

When

do it himself.

than

rather

he will work

screech.

do that

promising

than

harder

case,

tereste
however, I suspect he is in-

than

one.

didn't

Why

we

Oh, Lord

is

Skinner

groaned sepulchrally. "Fanny

to

to

when

escape

!"

ing
gohad

we

the chance?"

in the

overllghtedmansion,

the

of

Miss

are

of

joined

couple of

birds

no

in last

the

applause

the

pair in

cajoling,was

"Is

angle
and

Geist

Karl

the

year's nests," and

Winston,

and

Gray
Arthur

der
un-

and

followed, Arthur

cozy-comer.

shame

an

Drewl,

an

elocutionist,after

finallypersuaded
to tease

there any
than

that

fact

rendered
sur-

fetched

chairs.

Romanta

"It's

the hall settle in the

possessionof

his seat to Miss

Mrs.

nook

semi-secluded

expressed vocallythe mournful

Skinner

cover

one

Gray.

"there

Hope

in

stair, now

Churchill

that

the

glanced ruefullyat

He

one

more

her

to recite

so," West

reluctant

elocutionist ?" Geist


191

much

something.

declared.

about

coming

queried.

ward
for-

CHARLATANS

THE

lady harp-player,"mildlysuggested Gray.

"A

"Silence

resignedlyto listen,now

They disposed themselves

Suddenly
down

broke

comfort.

elocutionist

Geist exclaimed

miracle!"

"A

the

strange thing happened;

and

cheer

exchanging glances of

then

the

as

began.

elocutionist

and

commanded,

anvils !" Arthur

the

on

of

short

"Nothing

sotto

us," said

saved

have

could

one

voce.

Gray.
halloo

"Don't

"She

Hope.

may

you're

done

"She's

them,

her.

stunned

but

said

woods,"

the

needlessly.
gleefully. "The

Arthur

said

for,"

catastrophe has

of

out

try something else."

suggestion alarmed

The

her

till

See, they

leading

are

away."
A

it

"Wasn't
was

of

murmur

Don't

"Isn't

it too

the rest!"

remember

admiration

lovelylittle thing!

lovelyHttle thing?"

"It

bad

it

think

you

awfully good

was

round.

went

she
of

can't
her

to

..."

try.
"And

Miss

and

sympathy

now

again," said Geist, "the

coy

and

diffident

Skinner."

Miss

Skinner

was

that she would

heard

to

"sing that
192

remark
nocturne

to

her
now."

panist
accom-

And

""

The

coy

and

diffident Miss

Skinner

"

Page igz

CHARLATANS

THE

least it disarms

"At

Arthur:

Said
so

about

to

opinion is

"My

busy picking

stubs and

criticism,"said Hope.

Liszt's

up

matches, he

burnt

that

Van

Wart

was

collar-buttons,cigarette
hadn't

time

to learn much

piano playing."

Flora

Matheson

"Mrs.

West,"

Professor

play a Grieg

approached.
she

said, "presents her compliments

Geist, and
with

sonata

will he
Mr.

be

Victor

adorable

so

Mabbitt

as

to

who, for

liis part, has consented."


Geist

rose,

other members
"Dare

turned

of the

I *leave my

"I'll defend
"You

then

it for

!" Geist

quizzicallook

the

Cozy-Corner Quartette.

reputationbehind

me' ?"

you," said Flora, taking his

gestureddespair. "Then

lost."

Their

upon

mocking laughterfollowed

19^

him.

am

seat.

indeed

CHAPTER

ACCOUNT

FURTHER

XVI

CAL
MUSI-

THE

OF
E

Doubtless

flaws
that

in

the

the

this

songs

various
which

As

worthy
his

of

Apollo.

It

Minerva
their

may

for

that

the

of

compositionsrivaled

the

old

in number
195

all

from
passed
unsur-

listened
harbored

have

the

punch

occasion

there

golden.

polyphonic punches.

among

that

merits, but

composed

of

is less conceivable

company

West

opinion,and

place

the

Thus,

pick

to

incomparable wine,

an

to

Olympus

criticism

suffered

gods

West

composer
of

of

day.

Addison
one

on

was

opinions as

only

was

carpers

of the

Nectar

to

were

songs

the drink

accounts,

to

there

masters.

West

The

was

list of

those of Orlando

di

THE

CHARLATANS

Lasso, in diversitythose

punch (opus 53)

reckless

wife

Another

mode,

lofty patriotism

the

trifle too

sequent
sub-

composed

opus,

reserved

festive

for

infrequent occasions

the Social
mode.

Lydian

famous

his "Bacchanal,"

was

being

On

entertained
the

ian
Phryg-

valor, happily unrequired by any

stag parties,as

gatherings.

with

"Eroica'*

in the

composed

consumer

emergency.
in the EoHan

His

Mozart.

famous

was

mode, it fired the


and

of

for

politer
his

when

Dynamics Club,

West

The

sufficiently

result

was

tured
ven-

melancholy.

preferred his

Connoisseurs
or

programme

Geist

descriptivecompositions.
absolute

put it. West's

merely

to

the

senses

the

the intellectual

West's

latest opus,
may

so

be

little of

deftly woven,

impossibleto

Under

the

bores became

was

as

pattern
mixed

detect

benign

the

free

appeal

not

manded
deTo

the whole.
his most

fantasia.

the harmonic

so

his

Karl

As

imbiber.

among

everything; yet
the

of

to miss

which

to

imagination,and

part

was

described

(here,if anywhere,
'twas

note

did

punch

it revealed

imaginationon
miss

punch

absolute

cunningly

metaphor

is

It

web

cessful,
suc-

tained
con-

was

contrived

pardonable),

thread-end.

influence

of

this

concoction

the

endurable, and the stifi*nessof the bored


196

FURTHER

ACCOUNT

relaxed; the judiciousgave


the louder.

laughed
The
in

Ambrosial

keeping.

Winston

smartly
which

her

with

the

excited

compared

the

cheeks.

social

it to him

gave

"Nothing
"Then

is

"Radiantly
"I

would

conceal
not

"You

be

for the

she

that

certain,"he

ing
hearbum

ears

the

punch

to

sufficiently

was

when

promised

hand

Miss

cup

Churchill
of coffee,

trembled

little.

she smiled.

said.

conscience-stricken."

am

so."

pleasures poorly^I

my

give you

have

declined
her:

once,

felt her

keep you awake,"

more

alreadyI

than

more

electricity.And

with

*'I hope it will not

She

invited

Gray presentedhimself
she

and

were

coffee

pretty maids.

Hebe, Hope

to

junior West

by

and

skilful
un-

it

accompanied

dozen

the

punch

salads, sandwiches

the number

among

herself

which

half

dispensedby

were

memorable

refreshments

denser

grieving,and

over

know.

Still,I

sleepless
nights."

assured

me

such

already:

the

coffee

will

merely incidental."
She

flushed.

"And
"This

deserve
draft

"Permit

"You
the

have

tried the

thrust,"

he

punch, I

answered

see."

humbly.

is bitter now."
me."

She

dropped

in his coffee.
197

another

lump

of sugar

THE

thanked

He

CHARLATANS

gravely, and

her

his archaic
Jones, riding"

Arthur

cubes

"Three

of

hobby-horse.

and

sweetness

place to Stanley

gave

the merest

hint

of

cream," said the author.

Hope passed the

bowed.

Jones

Mr.

"Our
"Parallel

Your

"Black
She

are

meet, Mr.

and

Wart

Jones."

Mabbitt

Victor

please,"said

you

with

the

the

appeared.
former.

admonishment:

sider
"Con-

Professor."

nerves.

? Nerves

?"

turned

He

to Mabbitt

"What

Victor .^"

pluralpuzzlesyou,
! ha !"

**Ha

quested.
re-

Winston."

it to him

nerves,

"The

on

Van

gave

"Nerves

formula

flashingly. "Shrewdly worded, egad!

coffee,if

your

"The

parallel."

are

never

servant. Miss

Mynheer

replicafor myself," he

"A

tastes

tastes

smiled

He

with the remark

Matheson."

Miss

suggests

cup

laughed

Van

see," said Mabbitt.

Wart,

clapping the

other

the shoulder.

Fragments
Mrs.

"You

to the

to

dialogue floated by

the

cofFee-um.

Drewl, complimenting the evening star,

Romanta

remarked

Dodd,

of

run

stage

are

in such

refreshingcontrast.

of musicians.
presence,

more

198

They

pay

so

Miss

little attention

instrumental
especially

artists.

FURTHER

The

average

jerky or haphazard

absurd!
with

of

West

So-and-So's

thinkingof

the

air.

that

returned

Matheson

was

Jones

to Mr.

it

four

you

daughter,

Van

Wart,

quired:
in-

I remember

Wart?

pleasure."

explaining
"You

Said

lady tittered.

"you

present wife

my

too bad

was

or

the

Wart,

count

describingwith

count

At

Van

first wife

my

Van

much

so

stems!

children.

son

Whereat

is Mrs.

And

the

round

it

Isn't

red-hot.

with

have

to

of

suppose."

unblessed

that sort."

how

"Madame,"

each

and

dame
Ma-

seen

stage.

were

tellinga lady

piano playing with

at

they

wrapped

ought

have

You

off the

roses

abrupt

nothing was

lady, presentedto Mynheer


"And

method

as

playing.

were

"They

Another

Flora

if

think

was

something of

her

slouchy ;

hurting her hands,

Arthur:
or

either

handkerchief

Arthur
the

pianist is

carry
would

You

her

Afraid

and

the

importance except
Friedenthal

ACCOUNT

is

finger a

your

singer."
piano

two, three

one,

"

Sudo

the

be

must

circle in

strike the

piano.

objectof

devitalization.?"

This

"

izes
devital-

the wrist."

"Ah,
"That

the

yes.

And

the soul's

the

inspirationmay

flow

unimpeded

to

finger-tips."

"Egad,

how

very

!
interesting
199

But

why

the circle?"

CHARLATANS

THE

circle is

"The

gad, Miss Flora, I

"Fore

that

observe, then,
the

on

"Now

light,from

that

in

do you

"There's

book

round
"I

in the air to

luminary."
yours."
the historical

not

may

elist.?"
nov-

in it."

Sir

Geist."

Hubert," murmured

Geist

"Professor

of

one

"

approval of Karl

*'Praise from

circle of

of the method?"

think

madness

has the

"It

hours

central

"History repeats itself :

"What

to Dullness.

brightagain."

are

you

"I read

three

are

you

cousin

am

keyboard."

"Reflected

that

declares

one
perfection,

not

can

Jones.

Mr.

if

one

pursues

fail to become

an

the
all-

player."
suspect a witticism."

"Discerningman

"Why,
Minerva
won't

perfection,"expounded

Matheson.

Miss

one

of

symbol

you

deserters.

what

a
positive

am

has become
half

West,
run

up

an

to Mr.

Marjorie Dodd

witticism

of all the men.?"


hour
West's
is
200

later.
den

and

was

tended.
in-

exclaimed

"Flora, dear,
rout

out

the

going to sing again."

THE

posed.

He

chubby

fist

other

CHARLATANS

Turkwise

sat

clasping a

on

They tiptoed forward


have

must

'every

j oint, and

than

in two

within

him

him

say,

feet

the

out

and

of

down

the

of
tliree-quarters

"until

no

and

just

an

cramped

was

damned

I'm

boat

feelingin

more

wood;

fog

hiss

came

of

of

murmurs

carbonic

as

in

hands

my

got

if he

him

didn't

piscatorial
pathy
symoutside

water;

Churchill

new

girlsdeclined

constabulary

or

rod

muskallonge

of

Gray

rose

Addison
he had

join

to

Apollo,"

"conmianded

the

door

quickly,the

to

putting

West,
been

exhibiting.

the

deserters.

Miss

Matheson

fetch

you

Van

Wart

all below

"We
nounced,
an-

stairs,

alive."

"Hang
one

for

in, girls,"invited

the

But

dead

listened.

gentlemen following suit.

"Come

are

was

of

peal of laughter.

-other

the

Highland dew,

!"

away

From

there

blocks

ten

and

played

hour," they heard

one

speaks !" said Hope.

! he

"Hist

^et

of

glass

couch,

siphon.

"I

leather

Apollo!"

cried

gaily.

"I

for

refuse to surrender."
"What

is the

penalty

.?" inquiredVictor

for

Mabbitt.
202

resistingthe

lary
constabu-

**They
''We

ACCOUNT

FURTHER

well surrender

as

may

protested.

Geist

Karl
irresistible,"

are

gracefully,"said Gray.

gentlemen," observed
''Capitulation,

Shall

we

raised

little band

fair

"God

bless 'em !" Van

the

last round

need
Fannie
and

hint.

only

her

that

waited

Dodd

Drewl,

to

the

at

several

try

despaired of persuading her,

Httle

which

something

once

more;

when

consented

voted

was

songs;

moment

very

below

them

sang

prevailed on

was

Romanta

friends

recite

fervently.

out.

Marjorie

Skinner

Mrs.

volley.

glasses.

added

Wart

delightful fate

the

their

final

enthusiastically
discharged,and

was

garrison filed

Of

the

for

constabulary!" pledged Gray.

"The

The

circled

bottle

ammunition

devoted

Round.

Last

it?"

pose

The
The

stirring picture. The

that

"suggests

the elder West,

to

and

cute

sweet.

A
and

none

in
a

thoroughly charming evening,every


more

sincerelythan
who

dove-gray albatross,
carriage. Flora

Matheson

certain
rode

declared,

one

woman

young

home

swiftly

accompanying

her

in

part

of the way.
"You

the

were

amiable

simply bewitching to-night," declared


Flora,

with

an

203

affectionate

pat.

"The

CHARLATANS

THE

raved

men

about
and

modesty

your

openly, and

you

Heigh-ho

I wish

admired

women

Modesty

reserve.

of charms.

the

covers

tude
multi-

were

musical

genius."
"I wish
"Even

"You
with

/ were,

modesty

it you

"But

what

"

pushed

to do.

going

logicof

*'We

should

have

you

Tliat's

"The

logic,isn't

what

are

you

it.'*"

sex."

our

be

foolish

it up.

socially;follow

done, but

to

Well, dearie,you

taxed

when

"

I done

have

isn't what

and

Flora.

well confess."

"It

far," said

too

dear,

genius, my

as

may

be

may

musical

are

echoed.

too," Hope

try
have

made

can't

You

improve

to

make

on

good
too

it.
start

many

friends."

The

young

given

the

was

gentlemen who
"By

the

person

subject of

beautiful

"Erdmann

Geist, "I have

Miss

congratulate the beautiful

Churchill

she is

Miss

genius."

204

two

new

Winston."

Gray.
says

between

was

homeward.

Karl

way," remarked

advice

this dubious
conversation

walking

were

pupil in theory,the
"I

to whom

Winston,"

said

"Indeed?

know?"

does Erdmann

how

And

inquired

Gray

"She
not

ACCOUNT

FURTHER

informed

have

may

him.

confidences

Such

are

rare."
"I

prefer your
is

"It

bit

form

early to
has

She

impressed.

conclusion."

own

that

When

genius exhibits.

"Then

*'She

"I believe

she

Who,

"True

beautiful
"I

I overlooked

"Young
Miss

observed

"Our
with

Gray

going

as

is

pupil."

an

hour?"

After

was

formed."
misin-

Geist

pause

extremely attentive

to

the

Winston."
as

much."

Matheson.

returned

an

They separated as
subjectsof

rectly."
cor-

as

Very likelyI

friend,Mr. Jones,
literary
Miss

well

it

turkey."

pursued.

West

something

write

to

six dollars

me

that.

not

which

I understand."

Job's

as

then, pays

subject was

resumed:

is

country,

Poor

so.

"So?

The

the

favorably

am

tell her to write

congratulateteacher

is from

peculiar assimilation

you

feel
instinctively

you

but

one;

their

It looks

indifferent
a

ten
equally smit-

seems

like

match."

affirmative.

carriage containing the

colloquywhirled
205

by

them.

fair

CHAPTER

WHICH

IN

YOUNG

TO

When

about
the

Leith
her

XVII

ADVISE

ENTLEMAN

SUMES
PRE-

YOUNG

LADY

sighed and gathered her

Maybury

(threechaptersback),she

thinking,for

was

thousandth

time, how

inadequate was

equipment to

the demands

of the concert

Httle

strength properly applied will

weight,
with

that

which

had

of its

enjoyment

lift

deal in

beyond

her many

able
consider-

that of her husband


206

other,
an-

liftingway

and

the

Denied

the

bious
du-

tear.

cultivated

many

her power,

professionalcareer

she
profits),

and

great

weights were

pleasuresof
need

physical

grand piano.

givesprodigallyto

nature

of it cost

her

scantilydowered

Maybury,

Mrs.

accomphshed

but the great

thought

and

furs

music
and

(she
for
her

had

her

no

own

friends.

though honestly regretfulthat

Maybury,

Robert

should

his wife

have

single desire

gratify, accepted the


she.

than

He

in
for

"Bob"

luring

lacked

domestic

of

Trade,

in her

tastes

by

esteemed

charming
his

societyto

and

of

do

women

from

squares
differed
The

the

as

her

own

ing.

such

Into

voice,would

seem

an

its
a

was

the diamond

furnished

mestic
do-

simply

Addison

noiseless tread

present

item of this sort in


207

I count
contrast

world

it

glory.
and

low

West,

and

few

which
in

evening lightswere

to fit exactly; and

should

from

mansion,

pictureMrs.

ghosts,her

mansion
But

and

preferred

Prospect Boulevard,

West's

residence

unerring taste,

her ancestral

on

pearl dijffers from

Maybury

shaded.

was

Addison

more

home

Maybury's

secretly

the most

person's. Could

other

any

which

attributes

Robert, and

devoted

for her

home

she

mean

Nevertheless, she made

the hundredth.

by

wife

His

which

housewifely

ful
success-

fireside,

fondness.

was

own

frankly approved by ninety-ninemen

are

he

seldom
his

mates
inti-

his

and

which

from

foolish

all those

nearly

of

to

cheerfully

more

were

]Maybury

unable

was

turn,

member,

confessed

he

domestic

not

influential

and

which

was

Board

he

fate

of

decree

of

was

the

on

wealthy

ADVISES

GENTLEMAN

YOUNG

in

and
with

pianissimo
it odd
so

that

unpleas-

of contradic-

CHARLATANS!

THE

tions

appeal

can

but

passingly to

surpriseor

our

curiosity.

slipped

"you
She

know,

you

sighed for

Hope

her

gave
date.

in which

they

am

sorry

just

career,

of the

no

exalted

might

you

"I don't

mentioned

Maybury,

as

Geist

not.'*

was

her

details,and

the

Mrs.

had

believe in the

Professor

"career."

of

account

have

and

time.

opinion of

not

ston
Win-

she

Mrs.

related, amused

were

she said.

Hope

faithful

Some

plainlyhad
"I

for

the thousand-and-first

doings to

who

her

over

dear," said

my

destined

were

talk

long

Miss

and

Friday afternoon,

on

Enlightenment had
"For

environment

pleasant Maybury

the

Into

as

musical
manner

Maybury,

the

Colossus.

tion,"
privateinstruc-

factorylabel."
an

struction
accepted in-

ideal.
"Karl
a

Geist," repliedMrs.

privateteacher

his business
he needs
The

Miss

he

the

"And

piano,

was

an

me

creature
irresponsible

not

between

after

that

hear

Doctor

Erdmann

and

disclosed.

now," said Mrs.


"let

practically

guardian."

"little secret"
Winston

"is

conservatory simply looks

is such

business

Maybury,

Maybury, opening the grand


what

brought."
208

progress

the

year

has

CHARLATANS

THE

which

indeed,

manner,

bucaneer

conmiercial

had
that

merchantman.
Board

of

Winston's
the

our

two

existed

men

possessionof

The

dinner-hour

Princess

be

better

the

whisked

away

tales.

senses

dish

talk

The

the

with

no

was

half

slave

loaned

to

interested

the

Art

Miss

by each

(despairinglyconscious

present

of the

lamp

may

be

fetched

and

of

of

fairy

210

limits

ature,
liter-

and

newly

subjects which

profoundly, and
of her

It

Rome

Titian

the

other

the

instituted,as

politicsand

abroad,

was

and

for

As

feature

attractiveness

peal
ap-

white-capped

grace.

no

of

Court

consciously brilliant.

not

Museum,
Winston

the

her

forms

Americans

in

or
lightly,

comparisons

comparative
for

Florence

upon

delightful

most

banquet

ranged leisurelythrough Russian


the

Between

founded

Maybury's

Mrs.

conversation

dinner-table

No

stepped more

conversation,no

Miss

to

admired

satisfactorythan

than
or

of the

one

Gray.

regard

of

one

spent.

material

maid-servant,

the

the other.

more

trained

fensive
inofon

Maybury,

character

one

an

man

withal

was

With

mutual
of

board

to

Churchill

was

ever

Faery could

traits

the

to

Majbury

surprise,came

than

more

squarest

successful.

appreciationof
as

thought
"The

Trade," Bob

daring and

most

deceived

as

on

which

conversa-

refrained

she
tionalist)
there

much

arrived

brought

He

Gelst

Evidently, like

violin,and
West's

him

after-dinner

sight of

at

remark:

It

Hope
know

"You

refuses."

simply

"

made

he

Gray,

Mr.

the

for

season

exception of

an

Maybury.

Mrs.
The

little company

them

reader. If

dull

reasonable

enough

idea that
the

entertainment.

Johannes

late of

music

in

color; music

and

mass,

not

remind

Overture"

and

who

have

may

who

you

that

the

sleptthrough

those

two

by
that

dry, pedantic old chap,

are

destitute

as

once

was

asked

music

at

which

ChurchiU

all?

of
me

Why

melody

as

you

those

quaintly: "WTiy
he not

was

Gray,

or

some

211

an

other

! I need

and

Brahms

was

line,

Symphony,

life work

remind

in

pshaw

I need

not

some

rarely,

world;

compositions,
"

the

his "Academic

his First

his

estimated

by

wrote

beautiful

ya^vned over

have

good people,

Vienna,

But

"

I promise

obsessed

are

music

reservedlybeautiful
chastely,
and

these

matters,

Brahms,

beautiful

most

wish, but

you

For

in other

low
Fol-

the music-room.

repairedto

In, beloved

you

of

his

of music

his fiddle with

takes

never

In

opinion. How

passing an

outside

of Arthur

reminded

was

from

know,

to

was

Gelst

Karl
coif ee.

ADVISES

GENTLEMAN

YOUNG

of

Johannes

whose

pages

Euclid.

did Brahms
astronomer.?"
amiable

As
write
To

Brahms-

THE

probably make

ite would

the

the

of the
Miss

present

be
deathless

to

us

Brahms

stars

the

is

the

to

stars

if you

now,

our

have

us,
or

"

Opus 9,

"

are

any

Dear, dear!

quite done

1 think

and

the

that

you,

Liszt

sody,
Rhap-

Moszkowski

in your
I have

when

thing
any-

Thank
.

thought, how

sobbing, a

know

ferably
pre-

it is.

Could

the

after

my

little treasure

I don't

ing
liv-

liking.Pray,

fresh

beauty!

other

are

we

company,

music.

like

And

likely

Chopin Nocturne,

ever

please.

cream-puff,or

quite to

us

I would

happens,

of

How

melodic

it

but, as

something

lovelier?

and

you

best

in E-flat

one

if you

takes

the

is

Rubato, let

that

Ah-h-h!

present, in

the

and

the

master

extravagance

in the

dear

only bring

generation hence

this

music

whereas

them.

near

Pooh!
echo

music

that

answer,

could

astronomer

Brahms
very

CHARLATANS

tory.
reper-

enjoyed

profitableevening.

more

Before

turn

we

music-room,

we

might

gathered there
people enjoying

though

their

means

backs

our

peep

for

of

Maybury's

in at the ladies and

it is

themselves

Mrs.

upon

always
in

enjoyment

be

men
gentle-

pleasure to

seemly
only

see

manner,

table

of

logarithms.
Mrs.

Maybury

is at

the
212

piano, Brahms'

G-major

is

who

shoulder,

of

which

they have

is

room,

soul

whose

to

steepedin

Geist

enjoy

dimmest

in the

brier

of

Mr.

pipe.

burning

Gray,
of

comer

The

tobacco.

man

Maybury,.

is smoking
spirit,

of the

the odor

Mr.

contentment.

prefersa

second

the

the air of

cigarettewith

this peace

Professor

of

just finished playing, and

have

divan,

smoking

is

shares

who

ton,
Wins-

Maybury's

requestedto repeat by

been
on

wonders

Karl

to Miss

Mrs.

over

fancied

the

they

who, stretched
the

pointingout

looking eagerly

some

movement,

is

her, and

before

Violin

his fiddle-bow

Geist with

which

and

Piano

for

Sonata

ADVISES

GENTLEMAN

YOUNG

cigar;

ladies pretend
semblers
dis-

Dear

"I feel

strangelyexalted," Hope

"My

feet

very

original,I

They

night,lightedby
"I

share

"though
my

he
"

saw

I confess

her

"I don't
"As

your

heels

most

have

the

Gray.

That

isn't

moon.

in

through

that

lost their

that

in the soft November

homeward

exaltation

smile, and
mean

to

know."

walking

were

the earth.

touch

scarcelyto

seem

remarked

measure," said Gray


much

wings.

hearing
I don't

of

sic
mu-

mean,"

"

anticipateda possiblecomment
I Hsten

people do."
213

to music

with

my

heels.'*

THE

let

'^Rather
makes

the first

She

her

us

in

the

"hated"

he

To-night

What

one

destined

during
and

had

not, he had

the

for

himself

to

performance

her

beyond

could

winning?

She

he

Churchill

ever

to

protegee.

please.

cynicism

Flora

her

No

it

him

from

feminine
214

her

play

for

with

the

simple
had

Maybury

Mrs.

be

could

he

when

so

more

sarcasm

tender

too

set
or

and

less
(doubt-

pricehe paid

societywas

as

him,

He

seemed,

mouth

casm!
sar-

begged her,

his selfish avowal

exaggerated it) that


got

it

never,

amiability.

possiblethat

issue from

forgave

one

once

cruel

measure.

all that

Gray,

Was

to

the

are

treated

had

He

tempest,

sympathetic approval

agreeable than

what

it

paragon

of

How

should

of

or

night

wept,

his

door

the

at

she

vowing

great things.

elated

other

had

been

complimented

suggested

him,

she

tears

lull in the Brahms

sinceritythat
lent

had

for

left

thoughtless sneer,

believed

he

Whether

his

that

full of resentment.

cynicalpresence,

forgive

never

they walked

(The quotation marks

him!

present writer's.)
of his

she

heart

her

and

thinking of

together,when

she had

people rhythm

most

euphemism,

silence,Hope

were

to

appeal."

lodgings,with

free

that

say

approved

square

they

CHARLATANS

high ;

for
one

who

his

spent

gold

discoursed

They

commenting
on

prodigallydeserved

so

something

in return.

substantial

year

ADVISES

GENTLEMAN

YOUNG

on

year.

might play

which

the

monotony

It

appeared

programmes,

the

latter exhibit
that

Hope

to

personally liked.

she

what

and

musicians

of

artist

an

Gray

clined
in-

was

to demur.

"An
to

Take
bitt
a

struggling

carry

personal prejudicesinto

friend

our

aspiresto

thousand

who

not

breath

of

with
of

has

end

life to

become

that
but

dependent
the

Mabbitt

on

country,

plays

the

is what

are

god

to

should

be

an

what

ways
al-

parquet

to
an

is

is It not?

that

look

technic

forward

Is

to,

artist."

artist,you
215

done

applause

artist

forget

have

has

idolatry.Strange,

of her

I shall become
to

the

Friedenthal:

her;

artists

rashly assuming

to

Madame

"This, then,

you

Mab-

.?"

playing

means."

'*As

hall.

reputation for pleasing

Hence

Friedenthal

an

concert

parquet."

even

is it not?

with

audience.

years

its work

is

ford
af-

not

example.

an

This

career.

persons

Madame

"Many

for

lyceums throughout

one

average

"But

Technic

concert

only

to the

the

recognition can

Mabbitt

Victor

and

engage
the

for

artist

must

compromise

CHARLATANS

THE

between

"I

Have

am.

it
"I

lic.
pub-

advice?

other

any

you

I shall

cept
ac-

gratefully."
strive

while, theirs

the

always

the

for the

is the

Theirs

connoisseurs.

the

of

this

add

might

worth

of the

demands

the

in time."

warned

Be

and

conscience

your

only

good opinion

only opinion
that

esteem

abides

to

the end."
"Thank
"If

may."

"You

are

have

friends."

too many

as

Winston,
few

unasked

"

friends

one's time

upon

and

as

"That
"Art

is

this instance,

possible.Friends

energy

sacrifice them

horriblyselfish."

must

"Would

be selfish."

you

sacrifice friends

who

rise?"

necessary."

"You
**I

in

art."

to your

"If

friends."

surprisedher.

tone

is,make

drain

of my

."

presume

advice, Miss
"

in the hands

am

likelyto

and

"My

are

might

"You

Words

you.

can

make

think

**l8 that not

no

exception?"
of

no

exception."

dangerous advice?"
216

have

helped you

to

THE

exercise

*'And

it. Good

closed

after

Since

the

folly of

wreck

of

his

brother;

having

embarked

wide

back
dence
resi-

on

not

been

forced

cise
exer-

ill-willtoward

no

without

to

blame

himself,
his

precariousenterprisewith

all, it

After

were

fortune, through the

had

not

was

was

extravagant.

livingpending

south, in

harbored

He

he

open.

his tastes

turned

Gray

squares

little

Matheson, he

young

Flora's

eyes

ing
follow-

to

as

gentility.

rigideconomy.

and

her,

dozen

lodgings, a

own

of faded

him

private judgment

your

night."

door

The
to his

CHARLATANS

vast

no

offered

Journalism

rehabilitation

his

of

and

sum,

worldly

estate.

It

circulation
himself

the

Post

several

over

living,to

be

sure

and

small, he had

was

to

as

have

musical

been

intolerable.

He

spiritof compromise

the
had

might

He
;

than

but

his

few

as

friends, and
have

he took

publisheror

the

spread

widened

was

with

not

218

he

these

his critical work


took

he

For

had

the superficial

in his nature.

his social

his readers

he

reviewer, otherwise

or
patiencewith charlatanry,insincerity,

as

departments. Fortunately,

free hand

positionwould

the
no

of

allowed

was

of

much

not

was

was

tent.
con-

nitely
circle indefi-

more

seriously

it,he thought

to make

it wise

he believed
time

and

And

yet

filled a
"

art.'' Had

Miss

he

as

troubled

in his

Of
is

he

as

recall that
at

the

dangerous.

he

had

eHminated

himself

not

was

as

he

eliminate

219

love,
back
the

was

he could

not

pronounced

in love ; but

himself:

well.

That

more

Happily,

to
inferentially,

harked

He

love,and
were

question.
is in

one

the situation

reflected,he
in

in

thought

the

answer

Matheson.
in

paid

interested
The

fact.

then

unwittingly safeguarded
Winston,

the

her

to

West

more

love; when

being

symptoms
No

not

in

slightestdegree,

musician?

Flora

to

come

present.

was

of

friends

Arthur

short,

in

not

affair with

he had

nearest

in

reallycould
was

the

which

he,

definitely
aware

to his brief

said

ings,
lodgseverely-furnished

influenced,in

than

he

course

able
valu-

had

all he

sacrifice her

to

Was

wasting

altogetherdisinterested

been

attention

woman

him

of

believed

she, and

than

pipe.

been

Winston?

fair way

ent
differ-

Winston

marked

the

than

better

game

Ha

^had he

yet

advising Miss

one

in

was

energy.

And

and

her

she

the

lightedthe lamp

He

by

knew

that

for

Winston, though

Miss

He

reason.

had

friendshipsas possible.He

few

as

similarlyadvised

to her.

ADVISES

GENTLEMAN

YOUNG

advising

Arthur

had
Miss

West,

he

THE

In

self-abnegationlay

which

he

senses

tected

had

woodland

river

how

in her

in the

full

upshot

of

wasted.
While

art

her

the

window, by

is

was:

least

girlwho

one

like

she had,

hair; the artist


with

homeward

that

her

which

side-face

in the
for

words

"My

of them

Churchill

not

220

and

were

fly."
ing:
think-

Gray, he

sacrifice him

right,

was

moonlight, too, was

Mr.

would

he sat

the humorous

even
incapable of sacrificing

in the world."
At

like

fine eyes

noted

for

high. Gray extinguished

meditations

she, wakeful

manifestations

long past midnight. And

"Fortunately
love with

fool of himself.

Walking

had

still rode

his

She

What

ways.

lightand opened
until

pro-

purity.

moon

smoked

was

girlishfigure,how

dressed

moonlight, he

he

How

voice!

in many

of classic

his

equilibriumof

the

slender

her

nomena
phe-

peculiarlyfitted

to, was

attractivelyshe

showed

The

her

was

certain

sealed

with

in memory.

them

poplar

young

was

the

lipswere

alluded

phenomena

dwelling on

her

his

as

present hour, vibrant

of the

and

long

so

disturb

to

power

of making
against the possibility

The

complete security,from

might contemplate, unafraid,

that
his

CHARLATANS

is in

for all the

CHAPTER

PENUMBE-AS

of

copy

what

Stanley

the

of the

and

good-natured

of

on

he

well-worn

help

not

entertainment
dished

have

Princess

can

of

sort

would

Jones
reader

rest

Wheel,"

different

very

Arthur

EVENTS

writer

present

Rack

"With

thinking
Mr.

PROXIMATE

OF

the eyes

As

XVIII

up

for

Hope's biogra-

phy(a thing impossible,but

Suppose
Winston

instead

had
of

been

substantial

What
the

few

Instead
have

seen

the

Jones's

young

excitinglife

an

months
of

of Mr.

one

following

her

the

ethereal

she

would

sedate
221

have

migration

adventures

heroines,
the

from

woman

environment

unromantic

her, and

suppose) Hope

inces.
prov-

led in

southward!

in

which

that

we

fell to

THE

her

CHARLATANS

lot,she would

colored

have
of

panorama

passed before
palaces and

stage-coaches,lonelyhighways
instead

of

the

her
the

decorous
would

progress

stirringmusic

of

jinglingspurs
have

would

have

tottered

have

of

pages
To

little

as

on

natured

would

Men

perhaps

^who

"

empire

an

knows?

empires

"

provocation, in

it is

lightlyover

have

this, what

reader

knows.

the

impossiblehe

formative

should

five months

some

had?

we

brave

The

So, premising his

refuse, I

influence

and

her

on

goodconsent,

shall

heroine's

of my

incidents

brieflyindicating such
exerted

her ;

kets,
mus-

romance.

match

which

tottered

wind,
wood-

rapiers,popping

for

accompanied by

thudding hoofs.

sighed for her, died


two

or

and

chateaux

stringsand

been

crossed

highly-

deserted

of

have

on

gardens, inns "ind

and

music

us

pass

history,

associations

as

swiftly-shaping

character.

Well, then,

to

many

lady

instead
; or

of

that

pleasant folk
have

acted

making

perhaps

to say

who

she

Gray's advice

Churchill
and

begin with,

few

as

it would

she made
came

be
no

as

more

possible,made
just to

effort to avoid

wisely in pursuing

garded
disre-

concerning friends,

Whether

her way.

222

completely

the

the
the

as

young
many

she would

opposite course

PENUMBRAS

decline to

OF

whether

say;

surmised,

of

to be

five months

some

and

referred

was

drawing-room
Miss

When

happy

(I am

young

and

the artistic

the

bonds

is not

who

women

goose

with

capacity for

Time,

while

Miss

popular

the modest

that
their

that

and

seems

served
re-

from

she

company,

feel

which

an

think

and

values

ciety
so-

life of

should

perception of

sanguinity,
con-

the

strenuous

lack

tive
perspecflowers

Brought unpreparedly

for

which

no

hmit

one's
to

assimilation.

the

into

should

ourselves.

that

Hope

chance

she

doubtful

alike,never

So

nice

than

in

; nor

swan

that

there

other:

the talented

commonplace

live

remarkable

exaggerated pleasure

contact

and

precipitatedby

culture, it

faster

lover's

suddenly released

of

(however tender)

and

no

is

temperament

men

and

music

Winston,

add)

to

that

I note

possessingquick wits,humor,

person

and

each

Miss

charming

bottle
blue-

ence,
agreeable existthat

or

Gray

Winston.

of

the

Winston,

Miss

in this

even

present

most

the beautiful

as

and

Winston,

lived

to

altar

At

seen.

she

incapable,as

was

Music's

on
sacrificing

fly,remains
for

she

EVENTS

our

We

of the

one,

223

soul has

never

in

good

our

and

bad

certain

will attend

gered,
hun-

and

appetency

take

great winnower,

gathered

secret

in

of
to

the

that.

great quantity of chaff,

THE

CHARLATANS

was

gathered,too,

grain

some

of

the most

us

did

She

can

and

forenoon

each

such

her

was

music.

share

of

it is

progress,

impatientself

Is

much

as

each

she

the

play

to

hours

to

that

note

attended

pupil of

book,

but

(and

this

her

did

other

to

fee.
in

He
way

not

was

how

possiblethat

out

was

instructed

of

her

in

peculiarlyhis
in the

nominated

conscience

ought

be.

to

to make

time

In her

all

have

better

much

students

cert
con-

still had

impossiblenot

know

not

of his services

his tuition

conscience

Geist,it was

Karl

he gave

the value

it is

pleasure might

nineteen's

as

Hope

progress.

sympathy

while

and
even

every

books, her
reading of profitable

untroubled,

was

social

given to

to the

gone

butterfly; and

at

gave

afternoon;

enough

satisfied. She

was

that

To

holding promise of enlightenment,and


time

as

saj.

neglect her

not

which

and

own

case

proportion

theory

not

"

own;

and

one

her

little "tricks"

small

genius

even

duets

with

of

things which,

bond),

he

coached

could

not

Mrs.

he

thousand

artistry,the
as

by

in addition

it phrase by phrase ;
piano playing,criticizing

taught

to

Maybury

said,

wholly anticipate;he played

her; he informed

and

stimulated

her

In

other ways.
The

old-fashioned

idea, he
224

told

her, was

to

practise

THE

thing written

to-day more

that

outlive

to

CHARLATANS

^he was

"

seemed

had

nothing

and

Mrs.

musicians

the

she

well

pretty
the

small

conclusion

of

praisewas

her

of

believed.
with

often

not

genius,she

own

playing

The

despair;

ever

greatness! She

this

from

perhaps the

her

mark,
re-

"You
this

even

certain

Never

than

she

pianistsfilled her

able to

equal their

mind

dwell

failed

long

on

maddening possibility.

Aside

we

and

if,after all,she

let her

never

or,

often

more

nor

would

Bach;

say;

be

was

triumph.

Maybury

of third-rate

she

should

he

over

and

dices.
preju-

no

ultimate

forthcoming.

doubted

forty,there

flattered her,

her

would

sician
mu-

encouraged the

bit of

little of him.

and

Mrs.

dazzling performances? What


of

heard

Geist

done,"

coming along," G^ist

are

country

nor

not

was

he had

enjoy ;

positivebelief in

anything

comprehend,

not

also,instructed

neither

but

expressed

at

did

he

him,

less than

Though

in music

Maybury,

was

of

respected; the pubHc

neophyte,

"That

said

in it he did not

Among
known

been

music.

nothing good

Is there

passage?"

Geist, as

Karl

modern?

are

by

musical

the

most

of

episode in
significant

passing over
Arthur

progress

West.

was

the
It is
226

assiduous

only

Princess,

our

the few
court

fair to

the

months

paid
young

to

PENUMBRAS

gentleman

to

affair

of the

equal

to

method

OF

heart, he

that

in

and

that

say

toward

he

which

It assumed
the

swam

for
of

the form

forth

when

other's

the young
brow.f^

that

I
equilibrium.''
for

foolish

person

walking

Arthur

lost his balance

was

about
not

to
was

Arthur's

met

latest

know,"

produced by

as

Circumstance

or

suspicious,

seem

the

I would

tight-rope
he

that

method,

the

precipice's

be for

latesft was

of the
227

his

vocal

some

Niagara.

over

mentioned

thing
some-

are

quested
re-

lady

young

and

explainedArthur,

the tension

of

aware

the

suggestion with

vocal

in

much

unlikely. I fancy

this; the

at

to

enjoy watching

think

you

magic touch

Winston

just once:

smile

prepared to,
"We

quiring
sentiment, re-

temperamental affinity.(You

to

) Hope

him,

of his

people were

she

No

friendship,in

the

must

Miss

Did

likely.

uneasy

she

of

word.

manner

precariousfooting on

man's

in

vocal

newest

tenderer

young

Was

company.

his

fluid

neglect

the

fully

ultimate

of
a

first serious

enthusiasm

to the

cooperating hand

I think

exercises

of

The

consider

we

each

up

crystallizingonly

Circumstance.

stretch

took

be taken

molecules

their

an

enthusiasm's

was

possibleexception could
wooing.

this, his

discovered

which

this

EVENTS

inquiry as

an

she

learned, as
the

"that

frained.
re-

ideal.
the

cords.

tone

As

is

these

THE

cords

CHARLATANS

while

possible;so

all the

be tense, that
cords

or

"

"The

for

the

statue

in the

that

had

long

stood

delight.

in the art

inclosed:

fairy who
in

card

No

the

for

other
and

for art exhibitions

lectures.

was

two,

invited to go

they always
and

it

ticket

was

was

called for the


curious

must

be sold,for there

chair

on

never

was

floor

were

was

228

mas
Christ-

These

good

had

the

come

Symphony

and
significance,

they

there

that

one,

Jesurin
tickets

two

were

J 89

seats

when

and

occupied.

90

only

occupied. This
when

were

was

Madame

there

concerts

was

same

Sometimes

circumstance

sent, J 89

the lower

of

parquet

Brahms

donor

the

sometimes

When

along.

which

"

of

for

occasions

which

on

*Don

exclamation

an

of

tickets.

concerts

stamped "CompHmentary"
sometimes

gift

tickets

only

not

vocal

dangerous

shop window^

the

supplied concert

concerts, but

the

penciledname

or

picturewas

abundance;

in

pictureof

gift,a genuine surpriseevoking


of

music

must

skirted.

the

hung

now

the

amusement

suggestions evoked,

Hope's piano

body
on

come

was
point of temperamental affinity

Over

ance
assist-

sort."

and

all the

whole

not

may

that

Hope

kindred

and

strain

method

very

them

give

singing, the

something of

Juan'," remarked
this

should

small, we

are

every

one

seat

other

PENUMBRAS

The

good fairy,who

secret; and

what

the

the

at

time,

would

hide

his

her

lips.

He

good fairy

side in conversation.

even

Hope's

Brahms,

than

Gray

! Did

of

her

thoughts
they

he

miss

of it.? For

Gray.
but

he

discreet

once

One

immure

had

the
some

or

he seemed

displeasedwith
herself

season's

words

months

his

at

busheled.

April morning,
of

royal roses

the

to

picture

Churchill

wonder

she had

occasions

purposely to

her because

in her

formally,

similarlyflown.

picture and

two

gratitude on

bowed

the vaseful

flew to

concerts

bushel; she

of

not

mann
Erd-

gentleman

adorer)

did

Rudolf

Doctor

easy-chair,an
from

in the

edly
disinterest-

light remained

her

of

and

more

her

wandered

eyes

(the gift

become

in

up

cerning
con-

dispelled

She

so

approaching,

The

bounty

had

was

rail.

parquet

with

his

Erdmann

Doctor

as

belonged

have

might

through

him

89

preserve

and, turning abruptly, engaged

Curled

kindly light under

her

saw

to

reflect that

stand

impelled toward

was

the

to

hardly

to

the

gentleman

that

Hope

observed

behind

benevolent

in order

doubt

she

line of standers
pause,

wished

identityof

night,when

one

EVENTS

plausibletheory was

most

to the

OF

Gray,

as

Poor

Mr.

what

had

seen

very

promised
decline

she did not

of

turn

tle
litversation,
con-

it. Was

ascetic,

hermitage,and flog her piano


229

THE

CHARLATANS

work

? All
"iercilessly
Jack.

jas

what

long

As

what

play

no

she

as

in

possibleharm

hours?

and

did

in

perhaps

not

critic to the Post, and

Jill

were

dull

as

slight her

not

playing butterflyout

possiblegood

friends, who

makes

music,

of

study

"sacrificing"agreeable

did not

intellectual

so

take

music

the

as

seri-

quite so

jously?
She

the role of
B.

week

butterfly.She

back,
until

sstance
the

to
a

opera,
late

^lora

had

as

Last
Mr.

Matheson,

famous
the

close

and

the

land.

for

of the

and

Jones

to-day

on

Miss
Was

Winston

Winston,

another

in

in

box

friends, the

230

she

or

theater

the

West

caught fire,
Stage-

excitement

for

restaurant,

and

dishes

had

planned

Matheson
and

and

ache.
first head-

"gamgott"

afternoon

ater
the-

Toward

exit via

Misses

had

cheap

of Eastern

Addison

strenuous

with

company

Arthur,

Chinese

"

in-

always followed

entertainingher

was

it the excitement

young

in each

play ;

sufficient

late

night for

every

hurried

assortment

queer

of

"thrillers."

not

were

Atop all this,Mrs.


dear

performance the

evening, they visited

supped

and

its melodrama

if this

out

evening,

box-party executed
As

overdone

supper

"slumming," occupying

^one

her

been

musicale

hour,

entertainment.

one

rather

acknowledged having

for
and

evening.

OF

PENUMBRAS

at

looking in

included

This

cafe, and

smart

butterflies

"Do

did not
them.

How

humiliated.

in the

felt

in

And

last

honor.

of
a

town)

"

He

light of day!

And

what

ghosts

of

no

the

the
and

Madame

hall

of her

might

not

narrow

live

means

but

the

called
het

that

part

spectralcabbages held
and

chasing
that

rooms

one

there

She

she wondered

economicallyin
231

in

actuallypaid

key-holes,so

Jesu-

Erdmann

Doctor

the

German

on

passing through

"

boiledf

brethren.-

sometimes

Colossus

occasion

cracks

and

blinkingtheir unpleasant proximity.

shame
one

when

er

"

her

smelly

the

Arthur, who,

felt

ings
furnish-

spookish

apartment,

one

was

the

of

with

tea

rout, frisking about

through

the

distressed

week,

that

on

have

must

room's

day

! If^

looked

roses

beauties

rested

eyes

the

(yes; the presidentof


that

first her

tawdry

night,took

sometimes

lodgings. They

her

when

another

they

sure

French

about

place Arthur's

every

welcomed

wondered

against her temples.

How

white

almost

cabbages

other.

FriedenthaPs

headaches?"

souls,these proud

deeply

"

of

out

have

rin,

hands

agreeable as

so

seem

flowers

or

have

glanced languidly

She

She

Club, dining'

attending Madame

ever

Hope, pressing her

house!

Pekoe

the

on

recital.

annual

on

EVENTS

other
an-

was

felt

no

whether

to which

one

THE

CHARLATANS

invite one's female

might

open

How

tinny

her

piano

strident- voiced

the

piano.

said:

Winston."

to

offer to

her

amiable

have

habit

of

bore

been

her

Jesurin

to

chords, and

enough

piano is
closed

her

to practise

good

too

with

his

service whenever

become, with

departed

spouse

of

patience);

her

sugar,

neglecting to

return

cup

had

her

of

tea,

or

(who
chronic

or

thing
some-

it; her raptures

heaven, from

currant

buns

pretenses to culture,exposed by the

"breaks."

ludicrous

piano at

remarked

request it.

everythingunder

Wagner

"No

always

instrument, Miss

incident

The

miracle
a

few

does well

Madame

borrowing

else,and
upon

impelled

it

was

had

better

"It

frequent references

must

struck

protest:

to

or

"

Erdmann

"Colossus"

minded

what

And

have

practiseon."

was

grown

to it and

reply :

place a

she

had

Doctor

should

His

you

sat

Her

on."
for

He

"You

feel

not

the windows.

to throw

so

friends,and

Decidedly,a change of

base

to

most

would

be unwelcome.

not

this critical

At
with

Driven
set out

juncture Madame

request for the temporary


to

resolution,Hope

for the

Jesurin
loan

snatched

up

of
her

drifted in
an

egg.

hat

and

to accept the proffered


conservatory, finally

services of Doctor

Erdmann
232

in

selectinga

de-

THE

the

hand

the

by

the cabochon

They

CHARLATANS

emerald

looked

moment

souls

third

eyes, and

questioned each
other

and

finger.

for

less
breath-

other; the

one

clamantly,hostilely.

lacking words

silence,Hope

glimpse of

Rhoda's

on

other's

gently,wonderingly, the
Mystified, hurt,

her

ring,now

into each

two

awkward

had

movement,

drooped

her

break

to

head

and

the

turned

away.

impulse checked

Her

to defer

she went

interview

slowly down

with
the

her

Rhoda

that

had

coolness

from

to

with

Doctor

the stairs she


for

Weathers
toward

latter's attitude

attitude

by circumstance, she

her

passed from
unveiled

Erdmann.

reviewed

some

fied
satis-

was

As

her

tions
rela-

explanation of

in recent

indifference

weeks,

an

"

to

hostility. Only

coolness,
one

planation
ex-

suggesteditself.
Miss

being

had

Weathers

interested

Rhoda

in her

in

West)

more

ways

jealous of Miss Winston's

teacher?

How

It would
Flora

Arthur

of

did

rumor

reported that
than

he

Was

one.

popularitywith

the

absurd!

be of
not

of

the distinction

pupil, and

favorite

Geist's

Professor

(with the tongue


was

long enjoyed

no

pretend

nothing
possessed

in

questionMiss

to

use

to

understand

Matheson

Rhoda.

They

except the fact that they

common

234i

PENUMBRAS

had

been

collegemates

at

EVENTS

Smith, and

from

came

th^

city.

same

It is human
one's
of

OF

nature

to

acquaintances.To

these

wounded

is
in

pain.

Hope

desire the

be misunderstood
returned

spiritand perturbed by

of distress to

good opinion of

come.

255

to

by
Atwood

vague

the least
Street

forebodings

CHAPTER

IN

OUK

WHICH
OVER

of

composer

to

which

the

she

brought

and

Winston.

As

shall

tarry

hour,

brief

to

reference

at

of the

provide

colored

her dear

Matheson
we

week

the

Addison

Mrs.

member

and

Club

Dynamics

songs,

her

aforesaid and

LEAF

Social

honored

(it being

TURNS

NEW

innumerable

naturally an

was

PRINCESS
A

presidentof

As

XIX

West

Pekoe
the

maid,

the

as

Club,

hght

freshments)
re-

ments
refresh-

young

friends,the Misses

Pekoe

Club

to its purpose

and

less than

an

constituency

will suffice.
The

Pekoe

expressed

Club

their

literature and

made

was

souls

in

up

of clever

people who

painting,music, architecture,

journalism,or
2S6

other

intellectual

voca-

NEW

LEAF

to membership implied having "done


Eligibility

tlon.

in

something"
which

chosen

one's

sifted,with

calling;

agent

passenger

famous

Atchison

pianist,and

"old

S.

Madame

the

Penwell,

Ernest
equal facility,

distinguishednovelist,and

through

net

the

Fay,

tinguishe
dis-

Friedenthal, the
the

lady Keith,"

famous

dowager.
The

Pekoe
or

had

club-room

even

weekly,
tea, in the

that

of

is

Raphael Free,

I reply with
intellect,

club

the

served

of

"If,"
*What

besides

remarked

is the
*To

the

At

four

urn

an

on

"

of

Pekoe

ness
serious-

underlying
understood

curiosityof

Pekoe

all ye

give

of teas ; I forbear

o'clock the studio of


287

league

its

Grecian

earth, and

ject
ob-

you

title of

the

the

skylight

Penwell, who

quaintly,"Philistia

of

purpose

leaves

the commonest

piquing

of

cup

light fantastic

well

was

Penwell

brew

is all ye know

the

(which

such

Member

accentuate

to

purpose

members),

Charter

that

name,

for

name

Should

Temple.

Arts

ered
gath-

the

on

laws,
by-

or

Its members

own.

frivolous

management,

appreciation and

mutual

studio

Pekoe

suggested
the

of its

of the Beaux

"octave"

of

for

of

board

no

the

by

Philistia.
ask you,

Club.'^' you
urn

need

tone

the

of tea:

"

to

and

swer,
an-

that

know.'

sides,
Be-

perfume

to

simile."

Raphael

Free

was

pre-

THE

pared

other

that

to

admire.

Flora

studio,and

to admire

read

of

them)

; it

"do

must

something"

hurrying

persons

affect

the

first to

girlshad

tunity
oppor-

atmosphere of

the

portrait,in
"works"

whose

to

(she

answered

and

members,

frankness.

become

Pekoite,

distinguishone

in the street below.

crowd

with

the brown

son's

chair.

"The
cosmetic

Mathe-

."

I know

lady

man

Miss

mustache, leaning over

"Oh,

one

the

from

example: that romantic-lookingyoung

"For

versation
con-

Penwell

greatly admired.

she

under

seated

herself

Hals

Frans

to

none

brethren.

found

that,

true

was

the

was

or

reallyartistic decorations,

of the club

names

brush,

among

and

questionswith engaging

Yes

is the

was

Penwell,

Ernest

one

the

some

with

its

Hope

of

copy

with

all her

themselves

in the hour

excellent

told her

party

the influx of the Pekoe

Early

had

which

to pour

was

charge

to

prior to

West's

Not

visible ; there

was

disorder

Mrs.

arrive,as

an

artist tool

Bohemian

of

brotherhood.

the

receive

to

palette,or

the

CHARLATANS

Mr.

Jones,"

in the green

Marquise
column.

de

She

and

said
red

Hope.

2S8

me,

who

portiere?"

Creme, who

gets

"Tell

conducts

all her

gowns

the
at

Post's

the

holstere
up-

the

''And
She

just

business

is

here?

hat?

*That

"

but

serious-faced

"Has

publishedtwo

rarely takes

she

not

can

the

these

and

the

'What
"

done?'

you

the

name,

lady novelist,'

she is talking?"

whom

at work

is hard

on

this sort ; she


her

from

time

waist?

days."

holiday of

spare

plainly:

have

girlwith

books,

purple

mentioned

He

anomaly

an

that

She

said
what

Pray,

Oh!"

"And

says

which

and

singularanomaly,

anything

third.

hat

pink

look

you

pink

adding
who

me

gave

LEAF

in the

lady

have

"The

NEW

literary

work."

"Why,

she can't

"Eighteen,
Oh

be

I believe.

dear!"

than

more

Such

twenty!" Hope

industry!

fetched

Penwell

Such

sigh

claimed,
ex-

ness!
serious-

from

ironic

depths.
feel

"I

she drank

when

"Gracious
and

Two

Hals

cup

from

! let

of tea !"

that

?" Was

her

the

you

before

irony?

Hope,

"

away.
to

one

admire
of

the

the Frans

pair:

original canvas,

Probably not.
289

Alice

counteractingcake

Hope,

most

"like

bottle."

danced

Remarked

Pree's

said

magic

Penwell

head.

is Mr.
it

the

get

me

ladies halted
over

think
you

myself dwindling,"

"I

don't

THE

Hope

observingthe pale

was

novelist,who

joung
than

Atlas

does

her

headaches."

her

forehead.

Suddenly

no

musical

passed

Hope

the

club

Miss

j oin

Winston

with
group
was

circled

the

great

favorite

at

eyes

followed

Jones

Mr.

question from

earns

across

been

talking with
of

member

lady

lion

Gray

Gray

being

made

returned

if to

as

the

at

the

ment
mo-

little

Gray joined the


of

led

Flora

Urn.

pouring parties.
him,

and

she

What

thought

coxcomb

Penwell

"What

serious, beautiful

insipidbeside

that

with

thing.
some-

Churchill

Goddess

appears

flirt so

Flora

cam,

had

Penwell

springy,gracefulwalk

face!

He

cake, and

that

done

wearily

that

comer.

but

the tea and

Hope's

hand

Boston, whom

play

to

butterfly.She

conscious

in another

roar

time

has

proudly displaying. The

was

to

away,

from

^^She

the

play

not

of the strenuous

spare

musing:

she became

lion

face

more

fixedlyregarding her.

was

could

could, and

She

CHARLATANS

him.

How

!"

reminded

her

of that gentleman's

existence.

Friedenthal

^'Madame

I expect to hear
Pekoite

"

or

her

should

?" she murmured.

to-night. I

understand

it be Pekonian.'*

here often.?"'
240

'*0h, yes

Do

you

she is
see

;
a

her

THE

West

and

which

CHARLATANS

Jones, proceeded

Mr.

crowd

great

to

Apollo Hall,

in

gathering.

was

"Fuzzy-looking lot,aren't they?" Arthur

remarked

Hope.

to

lot of

"A
like

faces,"
interesting
this

asking

and

one

she

that:

replied.

'Well,

what

"I

feel

do

you

play.?'"
the

"All
Beethoven

scramblers

books

nodded

He

had
no

come

the

on

with

their

"They'll

to-morrow."

Jesurin,

the aisle.

across

good fairy'sticket,which

Madame
had

Hope

for.

use

hall's

The
and

to the

to-night

pencils,"said Arthur.

Friedenthal

play like

all

and

here

are

chairs

placed on

were

only
for the

seating capacity was

small

stage, until there

clearing for the piano

and

mained
re-

lane

pianist.

**What

people!"

gift,the

wonderful

said

"How

Hope.

Friedenthal

be

must

peeping through that


"Don't

you
from

away
as

nervous

before

the

exhausted,

soon

ten

believe

power

to draw

smiling and
at

all these

happy

this moment,

dame
Ma-

if she

is

door."

it," said Arthur.

that

door, and

witches.

It's

an

concert, she tells me."


242

"She

is

ing
keep-

fidgeting around
awful

as

strain,the hour

Friedenthal

Madame

know

"You

LEAF

NEW

?" Hope
personally

interested.

was

in
acknowledged the privilege

He

"Oh, yes."

ter-of-fac
mat-

way.

"Is

interesting? Of

she

"Well,"

brow,

Arthur

"

"with

"

brilliant

societyof

the

reallyenjoy
"Oh,

pursed

one

enjoys

one

every

she is."

course

can't

exception, I
musical

say

geniuses."
society,"she

Geist's

Karl

his

wrinkled

lips and

his

smiled.
Arthur
"Would
"I

to

say

much.'

so

more

It's

to kiss her

squeeze

in

"there's

"I

hid

fifteen

some

'I

enjoyed

Church

beside

Gray

Don't

convulsed

is

so

in

relations

EiF*

he

cried

Madame

you,

Miss

face

in her programme.

Brahms!"

people have

ing
play-

your

maybe you'llbe

Ei!

"Brahms

have

won't

You

twenty

or

But

once.

perfectly adore

pursued.
luck

than

hand-shake.

I love Beethoven.

Hope

much."

regular bargain-counter rush,

are

at

grimace.

Friedenthal?"

after the concert.

any

there

usually

trying
to

behind

go

with

parry

Madame

how

tell you

not

can

chance

and

like to meet

you

"We'll
a

the

acknowledged

deep, so
drawing
243

all
able

ingly,
mock-

Jesurin.

Winston?"

the

irreverent

intellectual !
seats."

youth
What

THE

CHARLATANS

Jesurin,

"Madame

thinking that

was

said

example,"

for Mrs.

sittingbeside

be

might

but

for

West's

Churchill

who

Hope,

Httle

party she

in

Gray,

place of

Madame.
Arthur's

reply

Friedenthal

Madame

trippingdown
The

made

of the

Etude,

Etudes-Symphoniques,
Schiitt

request);
;

thought
An

Musette,

Polonaise,

and

plause.
apwas

tellige
in-

the

on

Beethoven

(by

request);
Bien-

la

"A

(by

Henselt

D' Albert
which

(by

quest)
re-

one

had

Miss

Ru-

no

request.
which

aim

and

will Hsten

politely,and

everybody
group

side,and

you

Madame

Sonata, Hope

you,
do

please,would

to

Bach

While

of

(by request);

Chopin

Moszkowski

begin with

Schumann
each

Liszt

comprised

Schumann;

and

ideal programme,

bato, who

which

to

entered

(by request); Etude,

Gavotte

and

It

March,"

Valse, Chopin;

Aimee,"

had

burst

great demand

no

audience.

"Funeral

in

the lane.

programme

Sonata

smothered

was

gave

"all

Friedenthal

244

with

an

'owski
the

played
so

ways
Al-

body
every-

Liszt, to

delightedly;Chopin

set," as

her mind

study.

to which

conclude

in the middle,
are

well to

Beethoven,

will listen

dear

my

or

and

two

on

printerssay.
the

Beethoven

completelyto

the

mu-

sic,that Flora
Winston

she
soi'ption,

enthal

changed.

whereas
then

she

listened

the

it

Hope

in that

able
she

was

give

to

it

gave

unconditional

had

who
her

tion,
atten-

emotions

her

not

singlesense

abiding pleasure

more

of

surrender
first chord

the

ago,

Fried-

esthetically.And

denied

keener,

music

only

now
ecstatically,

found

long

not

same;

which
activity,

Impression,she

which,

Madame

formerly

in this mental

than

before.

was

at Miss

the pianist
differently

five months

she

Now

"Look

Yet, in spiteof her ab-

trance."

remained

had

Jones

thinking how

was

Impressed her

had

Mr.

whispered to

she's in

LEAF

NEW

the

of

intellect

symphony

compelled.
appreciation of

Her

Madame
admirable.

more

one

which

but

how

paltry

Madame

that
it

was

turn

and

so

was

that

could
or

be

give

that

genius alone

spondingly.
corre-

but

wonderful,
Sonata

give

own

performance

good

was

of;

account

beside

perfect artistry; scarcely a


set

an

trill ; which

color them

to

her

seemed

inexplicable? That

which
to

able

was

could

less

Beethoven

present

Friedenthal's

measure

pianist increased

appeared

The

Hope

the

effect

of

take

almost

.f* No;
24i5

it

That

which

technic

could
one

it.

against

was

concealed

artless
half

technic!

cried out

self,
It-

simplicity
dozen
in

tones

delight;

genius plus work,

CHARLATANS

THE

the few

among

of

thought
;

that

Hope

as

little turn
and

mature

often

Hope

as

had

of

by

unworthiness

Her

Friedenthal

there

had

are

cost

her

much

time

to

is

final

herself

at the

the flowers

among

for

penny

the

well up

she

sition
compo-

glidedover

number
and

stand

self-censure.

Madame

right,Penwell
Parnassus,

to

the

and

She, who

way.

terfly
playing but-

slope,was
foot of it.

thoughts," whispered

your

merged
sub-

was

beside

was

path

one

entire

drudgery.

Gray

only

as

an

which

tea-gardens along

no

fancied

"A

naked.

stood

right: there

was

ple
sim-

aspire to

to

worked

That

humiliation

of

wave

the

of

Hope's enjoyment

world, had
done.

scale passage,

octave

ranked

had

gave

representeddays
lightly,

so

the

never

five tones

who

woman,

of
great pianists

still worked

and

Tliis

toil.

unremitting

Arthur

West.

started,then looked

She
the

first time
would

"You
He

repent

felt the

holding

his

young

companion:

the

change

woman

"Miss

him

if she

as

were

for

him.

on

bargain," she

in her

tongue, began

to

gather

their

behind

them,

Lynch
246

said

her

up

amity

was

wraps.

removed

remarked

who

played

quietly.

and, discreetly

manner,

upon

slightrestraint

The

by

settingeyes

at

at

concert

to her

for

NEW

the tickets

charity where

plays cross-hand

She

flashed

Hope
mercurial

we

Friedenthal

crowd

Viewed

congratulate

Madame

Arthur

little woman,

each

in

pushing

female

embraced

the

thal's,who
When

"Shall

we

that

as

see

looked
her.

before

As

She

stammered

to

something.

was

of the

steelyfingers,
something

inspiration,"then

relative of Madame

gave

Frieden-

pianistcooingly.
West's

little party, supper

Jones, but Miss

carriage,and
:

but

an

excused, pleading
a

remarked

Mr.

of the performance.

strain

came

was

interesting

most

touch

they rejoinedMrs.

proposed by
be

the

privilege and

"a

place to

by

words.

eloquent beyond
about

little

opportunity only

was

hand-shake,"

thrilled

was

the

face that

new

short-sighted,and

very

predicted, there

"squeeze

with

from

drawn

was

Friedenthal

Madame

range,

and

pale

now

peeringly into

to

and

suggested.

tense

She

was

again.

behind

close

at

to be

Hope

the

and

glance at Arthur,

worshipersbehind-scenes.

of

face,

dollars each.

her readiness,and they joined the


signified

She

seen

hundred

pieces."

beamed

go
?" he

were

mirthful

youth

'*Shall

LEAF

he
you
247

headache.

Winston
Arthur

accompanied
to-morrow

begged

her

moned
sum-

to it he

night.?"

THE

"Thank

ends

take

I think

but

Arthur,

you,

existence
"The

CHARLATANS

to-night."
he exclaimed.

deuce!"

fly
butter-

My

not.

"You're

not

going

to

the veil.'^"

"I

going

am

to turn

Old

"Don't.

things

old leaves

best

are

leaf."

new

old

wine, old friends,

."
,

"I

over

must

idle any

not

I must

more.

devote

all my

time to music."
"But"

!Am I

dejectedly
"

"

to

never

"Shall

you

be

"To

see

"what

is to

of

become

me?

.'^"

you

continue

language

your

lessons ?"

sure," he cried, brightening. "Henceforth,

excepting Tuesday

and

Friday, my

calendar

is blank

paper."
"What

"Adieu,
He

wicked

most

closed

the

waste

beautiful

of time!

Good

thur."
night, Ar-

of hermits."

carriagedoor,

to his friends.

248

and

returned

solate
discon-

THE

CHARLATANS

in the land

of Christabel.

May

Day

was

was

not

knew,
the

within

exorcised

yet

and

with

laggard steps, was

one

her

not

was

shut

the

edged

the

frost, she

yet lingered in

snow

swamp-land.

wayward

Thither

journeying.

guise in woods,

her

Mendelssohn

all the town

the

Wagner.

was

out

the

little

Spring,

Her

but

in

guise
voice

was

senses

silver

tenderness

along
smiled
on

the red

of

park

wandered

picked up

the

her

walks

still

with

and

spread

crowd

he

revived

urchin

who

bawling

sires.
de-

breast, the blue

that

springing
unwonted
streamed

the lawns.

over

rymakers.
mer-

sunshine, by

An

bench, and
a

the

lagoon.

old

unrealized

the

the

Hfe, stirred by

of

green

Sunday

Hope, sapful

with

shabby

upon
a

the

was

of

spring:

filled with

of the robin's

wing,

merged

the

day

gladdened by

were

bluebird's
the

told of

"

earthy odors, by

grass,

but

longings amorphous,

sweet

Her

the

parkswere

oases

leaves

away

The

greening trees, throbbing

strange

the

These

the

of these

one

put

of doors.

abroad

was

Through

piano, and

and

itself

Spring

of

spell of

alluringly,insistently
faintly,
calling.

"

Hope

as

in the

happy valley,
though

the

ice

river

lurked

the

cry,

of the gorge

coverts

towns

In her

She

late
gentleman sittingdisconso-

250

perceptibly. She
had

fallen from

his

"LOVE

IN

and
tricycle,

bought

taffied

him

sent

dry-eyed
for

apple

another

up

tot, with

she set her

too?"

the back

on

wares

"Don't
of

She

way.

little chick

ragged

his

upon

the vender's

looking wistfullyat

was

VALLEY"

THE

and

want

you

who

ing
pick-

to

ride,

donkey magnificently

caparisoned.
Soon

she

the crowd.
to

be

well

exaltation

Her

found
seek

in

covert

homeward,
at

lagoon.

One

an

up

to

him.

young
up
out

by

"Please

instead.

down

he

standing
had

undisturbed
steadily,

that

the

near;

restrained

book, and

over

an

he

sat

served
ob-

exuberant

impulse

an

passed

his eyes,

to

and

steal
cry

who?"

don't
The

of the

hair, supported

glanced around

him, clap her hands

"Guess

arm

noisy boating party

woman

who

an

face
man

young

read

He

Presently he put

young

as

book.

open

an

his

her

set

descried

book.
interesting

woman,

behind
:

held

lighta cigarette. As
a

She

hand, thrust through

might

one

slope above

of

seclusion,scarcely

boulevard.

upon

in and

remain

Sunday

on

suddenly she

length

even

below

the

on

his head, the other

Surely

demanded

city park

when

stretched

happy longer to

too

was

get up,"

grass

"Perfectly. The

is
sun

said

Hope

"I

will sit down

dry ?"
is hot
251

as

midsummer's."

THE

CHARLATANS

spread

Gray
a

his

out

of it. "Now,

corner

she said.

"Rarely;

"Do

spring drove

The

out.

me

sward,
sophisticated
look tired.

"You
"I

think

'*To

north

your

*'Yes.

The

too, will be
*1

"You

radiant

as

this

on

I felt

hard."

too

before

away

long."

is about

done

for.

You,

in

"I shall not

had

never

she looked

so

Hke

be

unable

so

dess
god-

young

I should

to

contain

truthfully.
will

town

test

will have

you

vivacity,"he

your

dull time

of it : your

away."
them.

miss

energy.

mocking

Gray's

that

season.

her, "and

she

working

?^'

April morning,

averred

friends will be

Was

this

even

vacation."

better

any

summer

and

himself

to

myself," she

time

been

going

season

of

of the vernal

warned

The

lookingwell."

are

added

"A

have

country

need

no

He

"If

to-day.

refreshing."

You

music

ette,"
cigar-

going north, I suppose."

in

am

is

^until

"

cepted
ac-

often ?"

feel of the grass,

I shall be

not.

here

Sundays

on

Hope

please light your

come

you

never

and

light overcoat,

face

wise

Friends
man

him.'' Her

shadowed.
252

are

drain

on

one's

said that."
eyes

"The

were

wise

very
man

ful.
mirthknows

"LOVE

himself

IN

be

to

THE

VALLEY"

fool," he quoted, and

looked

the

across

lagoon.
"And

fool

the

doth

parallelinghis
turned

Gray

under

warm

throbbed

his

the

that

glances

are

"That

is

*'And

Do

is

her

throbbed

it

as

first their

when

both

Won't

done

have

to

think."
told

never

begin

you

tell,"he

me

thing

now.''"

answered, his

somewhat

of his

must

she loved

that

should

always

insisted,and

she

be,"

must

she knew

his future, was


"There

affairs

small

my

have

You

laughed, she

once

she

asked.

progressing?" he

be, I

nothing

there

and

It grew

eyes

face,

trivial item

have

face.

joined,
re-

conversations."

our

not.

yourself.

"But

that

she

heart

Hall

know,

you

it should

as

I think

"There

all at

her

Music

studies

your

always monopolized

that

in

her

on

eyes

scrutiny,and

'*Very well.

still on

wise,"

gaze.

steady

night

is

met.

"How

about

she

think

love

smallest

past, the

precious to
be,"

things

and

she

him,

so

constrainedly. For
the
and

beside her,

man

that

plan

or

the

most

promise of

her.

repeatedtremulously. "You

thought things; you

preferences.

positively

."
.

253

have

likes
dis-

THE

CHARLATANS

favorite

**My

flower,the

double
"

Meredith

nasturtium

The

"

is the

gem

hurt

diamond;
;

favorite

my

look

in

her

favorite

my

poet, Owen

stopped

eyes

him.
"Some

told

one

me

writing

were

you

play,"

she

said.
"A

thing,but

poor

"Won't

"I

tell

you
not

am

able

yet

"A

comedy

comedy

friend,would
"You

except

told

you

wondered

about

"Perhaps
the south

shore

gently to
your

as

mental

our

of

look

man

dear

sad.'

"

^your

north

Lake

Since

country.

of

Dreams

have

it looks."

well

as

death

uncommunicative

your

how

*the

make

to

"

know

It is

it.

tragedy.f*"

subject

one

often

"You

or

near

go

about

myself

stage."

^which, with

"

me

that?"

tell

to

provokingly

are

on

own."

about

me

stillin the nebulous


"Is it

mine

I."

images

agree.

can

see

on

tiny pine-coveredpromontory, sloping

the

edge

water's

^justthe place

"

for

camp."

Gray

though

smiled.
I doubt

I shall send you

"I
the
a

hope

to

pine; more

find

hkely birch

of
description
254

just

it."

such
and

spot,

balsam.

"LOVE

"Will

pointed if
do

"I

who

lake

to your

other

be

to

not

disap-

forget."

the

it not

its name.'"'

approval."
is

name

you

possible except, perhaps.

now

"

Hope."
his

This,

first

produced

name,

she could

He

*Poems'

said:

reading.''"

are

you

her.

it to

gave

When

senses.

speak again, she

to

the book

see

Christian

her

in her

disorder

sweet

of

pronouncement

herself

trust

"May

"

try

forget so easily. Besides, was

not

"Subject

Lake

shall

...

you

gave

"No

you?

VALLEY"

THE

IN

Meredith.

by George

mentioned

You

Owen."

second

"On

"I have
him

read
the

should

"I

thought
one

or

prefer George."

I
two

of his books.

greatest English
not

assert

that.

Do

you

sider
con-

novelist.''"

But

get

out

more

of

him."
"You

ought

"Oh,"
am

too

She

shrug, "I

you

don't

are

critic."

pretend to

be

critic ; I

impressionistic."

"There
"And

"

to know

are

and
impressionists

then?"
critics,

enraptured amateurs."
turned

the

leaves

of the
255

book.

THE

CHARLATANS

this is difficult

*'I suppose

hesitation.

some

"Difficulties
the obvious
"I

She

by

"

'Heartless

Flying
she

No,
Deals

Even
Like

as

the hills

to her

she

in

as

make

this mean?"

"Descriptivenotes
it clear."

the shadow
on

blue

dance

and

the

as

you

in the

drinking up

is young

Do

poem.

and

her

her

slipof
smile

"but

she

read

me

meadows
noon.

wonder:
the

new

rapid
can

I will read

fancy this ?

moon.

measure.

heal

swinging May-cloud that pelts the

the

Then

"Please

breezy

'tis but her

unkindness,

an

added:

hands, saying:

is athirst and

Earth

does

long," said Gray

too

she is

to

when

might

another

from

stanza

time

poem."

is rather

"It

in his

favorite

your

lines,and

few

book

the

comes

rWhat

so.

Dudelsack

Doctor

There

longer satisfies."

no

desired.

are

suppose
read

put

said with

reading,"she

no

less

flowers

with

hailstones

Off

While
he
and

border, she

sunny

he

has!"
smooth

read

and

wished

it.

furtivelystroked
was

Hope

That

the

made

was

thought:
she

might

being
coat

he

part of him.
266

out

had

to bruise

"What
stretch
of

the

and

bless.*

'*

pretty hair
out

hand

question,she

spread for her;

it

her

cantabile," was

"Andante
looked

VALLEY"

THE

IN

"LOVE

from

up

the page.

comment

when

was

the heartless

"And

who

poem

is titled *Love

he

She?"
rustic maiden.

"A

The

In

the

Valley'."
"Love
there
**

Valley," she repeated.

is in certain

Sesame,

for

words

Camelot."

"And

Samarcand,

She

thrilled to his

He

passed to

of

favorite

the

*that

Rounding
Clear

Hidden

me

Cool

hear
as

dew

in

sings

the

had

drinks

the

laughter,I

their voice
the

would
lark

more

fountain

have

257

her

above

comfortable

in him.

raylessplanet.

spraying

the
twilight,

it:

dew-delighted skylark.

beautiful," murmured

shifted to

I know

beauty

valley'sbrim,

dewdrops

pours

ming.
brim-

"This

saying:

surpasses

the

rose-flush

he

her

**It is very

He

the

the

where

Fountain-full
Let

breast

though

as

of exaltation

cup

eye-lashedtwilight.

dews, dark

thy

"

of names.'

absolute

For

twilight,o'er

on

magic

suggested.

name

that

"What

one."

followingpage,

stanza.

of the

Low-lidded

he

voice,her

nothing in English

'Mother

for
^valley,

"

another,"

"And

is my

"

the

In

the

Hope

showers.

ever

flowers.'

"

unsteadily.

and
position,

his

CHARLATANS

THE

her

coat-sleeve brushed

the

At

arm.

back, frightened, trembling. She

standing

held

Instead, he passed
**

*A wind

Still

the

as

wild

flooringand

Of

the

roots

of

moment

She

by.

we

drop

and

read:

leap.

its

under

dead;
the

sea.

clouds

chase;

go.
like the fruits of the

Even

we.

Even

so.*

tree.

**

passion had
"

glow

race.

the

clouds

we

smiled

the

there.

and

deep-drawn breath.

The

spent itself,the danger

was

misinterpreted her

He

made

overhead

life in

And

And

here

quiet,as

are

the

moment

the lines

over

pine-tree drops

Rushes
As

page,

that

air;

that

mosses

Overhead,

and

of

the

They

at

the

pines.

On

The

who,

below

breath

another

the

sways

And

Not

to

one

as

spring into

have

she would

his arms,

out

the book

down

thrown

felt

desire to

high place,has

he

Had

void.
and

on

she drew

contact

moist-eyed,but inwardly

controlled

outwardly calm.
"It

is beautiful

"They

are

not

as

the music

of

Brahms,"

unlike," he agreed; "and


258

she

said.

I think

add

should

another
the book

like to take
"Thank

"

you,

VALLEY"

THE

IN

"LOVE

Would

Browning.

jou

?"

And

yes.

I think

"

I will walk

bit

now.

He

sprang

up

and

Princess

Hope

name

her

on

woke

lips;a

rose-flush,the
She
from

put
a

out

stand

hand

beside

hand.

midnight

between

night, sometime

That

her

gave

from
dream
lark

of
above

in the
the

259

two

in

dawn.
with

valley
"

light,
twi-

the flowers.

dark, and, taking

bed,

throat.

dream

beautiful

and

she

laid

it

book

against

her

CHAPTER

XXI

CONTAINING

THE
SEVERAL

had

Hope
and

finished

Hke

This,
took

the

her

of

the

of

of

for

the

and

sun

polar star,

amiable

prince in

dwelt

all the world.

in love with

him,

Prince

already loved by
was

which

ever

was

so

much
260

little

related

of

unto

the

lectatio
de-

sister,

the

Dolores, who,

west

came

mother,

Winston's

to her

named

person

Desire, where

court, who

Alice

fairy tale, and

Heart's

was

letter to her

communications

young

traveling east

weekly

another

all her

form
of

north

LETTERS

composing

was

OF

SUBSTANCE

the

the

ventures
adafter

and

moon

kingdom

of

handsomest,

the

Dolores

instantly

piece of
Princess
more

fell

most

ill luck, for

the

of

his

Radia,
attractive

than

LETTERS

SEVERAL

Dolores

wed

would

Princess

sad

before
child?"

my

Prince

the

"that

fairy,and
was

Dolores,

else

the

there

tut!"
into

her

head.

is

be

fairy.

change
married

of
"All

the

him

any

or

mouse,

can

with

your

kind

to

for

assistance."

owl,

an

the

her.

261

or

But
am

said
to

world

anything
Dolores

fond

would

afraid

am

help

change

very

"Pshaw!"

I
you

returned

Suppose, then, that

swineherd.

change him

will

"I

said she ; "I

not

do

can

you

settle her.**

will

and

into

water

"Alas!"

fairy.

is fair in love.

Prince
I

nothing
the

anything happen
not

luck."

good

"Oh, no,"

Radia,

Princess

of

cup

day, when

one

little thinking that

said
a

me

old

the

powerful

am

for

the

beautiful

said

good cheer,"

weep,

you

the

peared
ap-

"because

wed

is to

gave

you

please; that

you

shook

can

fear

"I

Radia

Princess

have

bring

"Tut!

me."

of

thirsty,you

would

do

"Why

disposed to help you

ticular
par-

suddenly

easilyprevented.

pretty hands,

own

deed

of

"Be

is

am

very

your

Gold

in

nobody

woman

asked:

of

Heart

Radia."

woman;

and

pily
hap-

lamenting

weep," repliedDolores,

"I

of

Princess

her,

that he
live

was

which

old

an

would

Dolores

While

blame,

to

was

they

affairs,for

of

state

and

Radia,

afterward.

ever

this

foretold

besides,the astrologershad

back

After

you

have

again." "Oh"

CHARLATANS

THE

dear,

!" cried

no

Dolores.

least bit different

is

nothing

exclaimed

change

and
a

day

she

said, "but

wed

to

"If

fairy occupation

my
with
all

it."

which

Saying

you

water

there

children, that

us,

to
are

into

might

can

as

as

well

give

be

like

tale

cup

of

also, that

meet;

not

go

we

the

another

This
.

should

we

things which

some

much,"

very

promptly vanished,

thirstyold lady

every

Dolores

But

remain

thing

unappreciated opportunities.

teaches

time

every

well," grumbled

and

she

all the

even
individuality

one

is gone,

"

will fall out;

rather

very

change

I will

it!

princessin

"Thank

the

"Bosh!"

have

"I

sacrifice one's

not

can

Really, there

sight."

I would

prince." "Oh,

fairy.

not

is.

prettier;

on

you

I believe

have

piece of gold

her head.

should

One

am.

will grow

you

him

not

matters."

beautiful

will marry

shook

time

now

mend

to

mouth

your

the Prince

third

he

fairy impatiently.

Every

open

do

into the most

you

world.
you

the

what

from
can

you

would

"I

helped,even

by

fairies.

Hope
she

smiled

sealed

emotions,

meaning
writ

with

the
and
for

when

she finished the

letter.
it would

her

heart's

It

was

have

little sister.

blood

which
262

an

no

tale,sighed when

outlet
other

There
possess

than
are

no

her

for

own

surface

many

pages

deeper sig-

CHARLATANS

THE

properly; so

few

is weary

or

one

and

worried,

revive

will

drawn

people breathe

few

soothe.

or

they

as

breaths

It is very

If

properly
interesting

simple."
remarked

Hope

likelybe

that

interested

their friend

in

Mazdaznan:

Mr.

West

any

new

system challenged his attention.


her book, and

taking the

Madame,

she

which

She

hint

(and

would
ing
breath-

reopened
pan
sauce-

transientlyrequired),returned

her

to

apartments.

own

"Which

"The

she idled

of the

Day

of the

long

ones,

in it ; such

"He

as

stood

Embraced,
Fellow

their

Head

wished

the poem
a

to

Bach

pages.

of Hades"
were

; that

Perhaps
one

was

wonderful

many

sages
pas-

by

leaves

Daughter

the

chariot-wheel.

tall,most

very

meet.

like

poplars,wind-taken,

Down

She

the

Hope

"

and

Mother

They

there

and

Gray's favorite?"

through

Daughter

through

saw

The

Churchill

was

poem

questioned,as

as

should.

that reel
and

shiveringcolumns

strike

head^ crossing throats."


she

knew

to memory,

fugue.

for

though
sweet

264

she

certain:
It

desire

were

would
twice

as

mit
com-

long

possessedher

to

LETTERS

SEVERAL

to look

out

fell away

the world

on

crowded

faded

the

conductor

taking a

in

two

watching
of the

tumult,

the

die and

by

the

its

"

gray-

the

by

woman

hand

in

day-dream
three

brought
of

hand

place:

river's

brim,

listeningto

the voice

the

postman.

this order

letters.

from

was

the

"Mother
and

he

had

occurred

has

could
the

third

his

Winston;

from

Flora.

istically
character-

was

hold

out

hope

no

him)

"Been

pressed
ex-

of

in

financial

year.

off this

bad

He

winter,"

he

as
(parenthetically,
perhaps

to

In

daughter'sprogress

conservatory

been

added

Farmer

communication

over
gratification

support beyond

of

unexpectedlyuncheerful.

and

studies,but

scrawlingsuperscription

opened.

Winston's

brief

The
hand

the

West,

they were

Farmer

interruptedby

was

disclosed

one

another

her

picture took

Another

rose-flush

mind

rapids.

Her
He

in

gods,

Ambition

in her

often

young

valley,hand

her

gods

his eyes.

through

pictureso

congratulate her.

to

his

hall,the audience

concert

haired

make

things he liked, to

like the

working

wrote;

the

too

idea

hard,

Kkely."
So
gray

there
mare

was

had

doctor's
done

score

for
265

to

herself

settle.

in

Then

the

barbed-wire

THE

and

fence,

CHARLATANS

timber

promising

trade

had

fallen

through. Altogether
"

mother!"

"Poor

sighed Hope.

will

"Why

she

overdo?"
mothers

Alas!

flung back,

Memory

scornful

Gray's

They

ought

mothers

with

teacher

heart

to

be

on

the

Mr.

world

over.

back

the

that

she
the

he

ought

Flora's

*'Where

to be her

and
to

few

the

day

was

hateful

thought

when

near

all sunshine.

was

Brahms

May

of

Would

long enough

it could

Miss

or

to be

to

to

celebrate

something of

that

back
royalties

with
sort.

ton,
Winsherself

accompany

entertainment.

Night

his latest book

of his

"Stanley
the

seventy-

tume
literarycos-

He

is

going

into circulation,and

encouraged."

letter
have

.f*Her

career

charming hermit, forgo scourging

party,

bhnked.

fifth thousand

put

music!

farm, helping their

put

Jones," he wrote, "proposes

to

of

tears,

or

! was

and

letter

Bach
West

time

by

the housework."

sickened,

Arthur's

unblurred
"Teachers

of music

longer be

with

the

same

speech:

aside,realizingthat
no

the

will overdo.

They

much

are

you

the

contained
been

for
266

gentle reproach:

fortnightback.''

I have

SEVERAL

been

under

the

make

could

me

you

the

is

paintery-musicmasquerade,and
his

Stanley (oh, I beg


has

requestedme

is himself
would

going

be very

"

Literature.

as

-honor

privilegeof attending
the French
S.

I have

"

Fred's

off his and

from

me

panned

somewhere

it,and

that

and

lot

Gray, of

just as
he and
more

course.

last

promises to

You

you.
about

that

the

will

Aren't

back

you

writes

enterprisehas

when

get

of

carried

Fred

Well,

member
re-

one

ventures, which

in Utah

pected
ex-

requests the

he

winter

money.

Churchill

It's

is

Nobody

for

you

of Romance,

poverty party.

news

and

thought

like

Gray's

it.

May,

and

he said it would

with

of the

Jones

fun.

Jones)

that,

business

crazy

liter'y-

de

the Heroine

Mr.

good

some

Churchill

out

look

tellingyou

my

brother

court

to

has

Sieur

Queen.

provide a costume;

to

"P.

the

to

Arthur

As

both

We

fetching,dearie,as

maid-of

make

Queen

as

Please

promisesgood

the

pardon

to appear

work.

getting up
it

up

you

decliningall

are

party.

Jones

Mr.

you,

May

look

not

killing yourself with

and

probably told

so

tells

Arthur

exception of

an

and

weather,

personally,but
invitations

LETTERS

he went

into

their money

glad?

"

always the unexpected

for
that

Mr.

pens,
hap-

isn't it.''"
Not

always,my

dear Miss
267

Matheson.

We

occasion-

CHARLATANS

THE

for

making

day

some

they

happens.

It

Churchill

which

she

Yes;

and

of her

sum

of

and,

the

utensil

mere

beyond

the

smaller

door

for

Mr.

the

us.

barrier
should

between

human

day

some

of

matter

money,

happiness.

and

It

was

all else,

Above

Gray

simple thing

yet again.

it

Yet

to

the

was

in hand, knocked
There

room.

being ajar, she

its hook.

sofa, her

face

Passing out,

in

shut the door

her

her hands.

softly.

S68

was

she

the

response,
the

glanced into

the

and

young
A

no

at

hung

entered

to the floor.

Madame

behind

Hope.

apartment, and observed

other
on

that

Jesurin, saucepan
the

on

them

when

sorry

thought.

Madame

door

not

are

happen

unexpected, that always

happiness.

again

feel must

Matheson

was

glad

was

say

it

Princess

his

desired

Flora

esteemed

reasoned

the

inevitable

since

we

things,not

some

we

put

can

we

and

Gray

neither

Thus

say,

and

was

removed,

she

them, yet

inevitable it is,not

The

be

dread

along

come

are

happiness,which

our

we

There

futui'e.

the

discount

ally

friend
letter had

lying
tered
flut-

CHAPTER

auEEN*s

"the

Sumptuous
times
say
the

to the

"

^who has

"

composed
I

for
that

mean,

and

gorgeous

as

are

last
not

Maying"

dramatic

that

wished

of the
a

New

masques

York

the Mammon

our

might

witness

Ben

Jonson's

in

day,

is familiar

with

I confess

information
of the

cost

bachelor

Jones's

the

will

Hotel; that

word

spend

on

nothing in
269

in

for it that

as

large a
small
our

am

Stanley

upon

past, dweller

exhibitors

those

history of

poetic entertainments.

Mr.

who,

"

the

of

one

by princesplayed?

I have

own

would

one

princesand

Jones, ransacker

yesterdays.

he

flourished

not, being dependent for


Arthur

productionsin

degree of extravagance,

which

masques

XXII

dusty
many

sum

dinner

time

can

as

at

be

CHARLATANS

THE

compared

magnificenceof

mise

poetic plan, invention, fancy, and

for

in the

acting.
backing

whereby

to

"With

for

originaland

some

entertain

his

and

host

Wheel"

hit upon

to

of

Ben.

rare

Jones's

should

he

cooperate, as
These

friends

in the

of costume, Mr.

their

should

Pekoe

no

an

little

and

Music

were

the

day

representedby
and

Mr.

it,and

of

out

in the matter

expense

standingthe

Jones

of

fanciful

Club

spare

idea

privilegein

be

author

that, representing

write

was

arts

requestedto

they were

ments
docu-

princelyplan

the

something,and Painting,Architecture
invited

the

friends, the

of

announced

He

masque.

Literature,

scene,

exquisiteart
has

Jones

Mr.

en

this claim.

up

Rack

Elizabethan

doubt

No

about

Casting

of

for

them

with

entire

magnificent

treat.

The
Knes

"fanciful

little

suggested by

author

soHcited.

something"
Penwell,

Ernest

"Since

it is to

was

whose

of

masque.

Thus,

let the

the

of

the

de

luxe

limp-calf,hand-woven

"

one

it be

principalrole,which

costumed
play, be Literature, fantastically

Seller,edition

doublet
silk

match.**
270

along

counsel

celebrate

letters,"said Penwell, "let

triumphs

written

literary
you

as

of crushed-Levant

hose, and

other

will
Bestor

things to

CHARLATANS

THE

tained

the

French

court

The

spectacleimaginable.

brilHant

most

nowhere.

was

reader, peeping

over

shoulder

my

picture,will recognize some

doublet

crushed-Levant
hero

handsomer

is, of

graced the

Bess, herself,who

queen.
have

cut

Flora

but

of

the

That

was

figures.

whom

to

statelylady with

the

Undefiled,"

^who

"

impersonator.
is at

this

ment
mo-

yellow

replying

and

half

"Rats!"

with
of

symbolizing (for

Mr.

Galuppi's." "Dry,

recall

of

Queen
frey
Geof-

English
bethan.
Eliza-

it, an

"The

at

Jones's
very

the

Mabbitt;
Well"

272

and
is

benefit)"A

pipe

the

pied

on

questions,is

dry," he

open?"

long coat,

queer

red," blowing

all

to

Hamelin, Victor

gentleman

of

is Master
Well

"The

as

Times

in the masque.

gentleman

merry

of

son
Addi-

is Mrs.

ample ruff

husband

not,

was

he is not

But

does the well

her

Spacious

estimable

Her

of

vestal

England's

Literature

Chaucer, the genius

musician

no

obeisance.

Elizabeth."

**half of

the

great beauty,would

no

West, personating"The

That

of

court

chanting
en-

Literature:

course,

figure beside

sorry

Matheson,

making

and

the

at

tall, splendidly-dressed
gentleman in

That

The

the

Karl

vescent
effer-

Geist,

Toccata

declares.

"When

of

"THE

jollylittle man

The

hand

fowl

in

that

familiar

one

in

and

ruled

**with

brow

which

promise to

And

like

West,

think

(I

skirt

with

that

is

is what

marvelous)

paille;pearls edge

The

"I

am

of Romance

"My

of

as

EHzabethan
her

bodice
a

his

them:

slashed

is almost

friends

her

drawing,

role calls for

maid-

as

manches

termed

great

with

is

jigo
dition
eru-

jaune

hair, reaches

her
an

pearlsand gold.

Heroine

out

of

gris d'ete;

of chestnut

of

have

and

thing
some-

fan-shaped collarette;and

her

in ornaments

before

never

"or

Winston,

pearls; her

cuts

Rover,

match

vision

extend

to

brocade,

amarante

are

a
coiffure,
towering mass

apex

to

Jones

Mr.

of

notes

of Romance.

Sea

Mistress

is of

embroidered

amarante

Heroine

of blue

Bess, is

Queen
Her

and

hose

his neck.

lace frill about

Saxe-Gotha,

further

Elizabethan

doublet

Dudel-

perspiration.

necessary

sort," with

that

to

in

Hero

an

of

Hughes

vanish

as

gallantfigure in

loveliness.

other, is

in the

score," the lines and

the
acquaintance),

of-honor

stage

is Doctor

yonder

Master

it is not

Lastly (for

of

with

apron,

bottle of wine

Wart).

sack, personating

Arthur

white

fessor
figurein Literature,the Innkeeper (Pro-

Van

Jan

our

MAYING"

QUEEN'S

know,"

known

273

her

so

she confesses

tears

many

feverishlygay;

as

smiles."

ebullient.
to Flora.

CHARLATANS

THE

"At

child," repliesthe Queen,

court, my

mask

though

emotions, and

real

one's

the heart

be

present

"Smiles

near.

sunlightthrough
of

Hope,
In

Romance

when

from

away

vanished

the

to

She

her.

of

of Heroine

the

at

"

the

have

has

it

as

or,

picture fell

"something
the

from

once

which

Romance,

picture

when

appeared to
her

of detachment

; moments

Hero,

mention

infrequently,

not

the

of

Heroine

evening (need

from

enamored

mind," removing

her

propheticray.'

name.'^) observed,

she

as

"

with

melancholy unassumed

flashes of

seemed

the

is

rainbow, Arch

the

closelywatched

throughout

watcher's

that

dispersedthrough tears,

shower, give us

who

one

face

merry

Literature, who

*that tints to-morrow

truth,

must

breaking."

"Soothly, soothly," remarks


hovering

"one

on

character

nothing to

do with

mind.
Of

the

shall not
and

performance
speak in

of "The

detail.

Architecture

gave

Literature, Painting,Music
excellent

comparing favorably,I
the

work

of

Elizabethan
all events,
is not

Ben
masque

was

Jonson,

have

Our

doubt, with

Inigo Jones, and


latter

chief business

the masque,
274

no

selves,
them-

of

accounts

producers: the

satisfied.

to witness

Queen's Maying," I

but

to

other

Jones,
this

keep

our

at

ing
even-

eye

"THE

on

QUEEN'S

certain

between

MAYING"

the

dance

scattered

Hero

of

Those

in search

He

in

her

the

Elizabeth.

Queen

thee

upon

matter

prevailedthroughout

her

on

so

the

not

hour,

personal. Pray
I

must

the

of

Hero

near

Romance.

with

together.
"I

murmured,
have

to

speech

heart."

my

high-flown language

evening; yet

King

of

is but

that

little vibrato

Mistress

you

avoid

Winston

and

to set down

his seas,

for

to

good
275

for

"the

reveal-

to-morrow

palm

sooth

venture
I ad-

sapphire waters,

crystalbays, and
in

answered,

it."

and

westering suns

Spain

she

ill-chosen

speak, dear lady ;

to

fringed shores
numerous

the

the Pierian

left them

good gentleman,"

forth
to the

from

guard.

place,if

"Yet

in the

to

tion
resolu-

Raphael Pree,

gentleman's voice put

"Methinks,

ment

of

very

wish

not

sudden

Heroine

Majesty

eaten,

supper

did

favoring moment

Gallantly spoken,

in the young

of the

Winston,"

waited

long

by
draft

studio

Her

Mistress

"Dear

with

colloquy

neighboring studios.

animated

Romance,

Spring), went
foun-d

that

the

through

(and possiblyfortified by

have

to

the

done,

was

dancing begun.

were

The

harken

them.

Well, then, the masque


and

and

youthful pair

and

other
or

tamarind-

things too

certitude."

CHARLATANS

THE

sir,is

nebulous

as

"Ay, lady ;
the

Milky Way."

charts

my

destination,dear

"Thy

blank

are

paper

wheel, and

crocodiles,pike and

and

moats

is the

Clotho's

of

hum

smiled:

Winston

Mistress

I hear

but

methinks

she

cutlass,and

spins

red,

red

gold."
"My

would

"I

have

did

She

"My

gentle sir."

then

as

not

the

protectedher.
answered

she

visiblydistressed.

was

feared,"

she

Was

centuries

hand.

her

give thee."

to

of Romance

Hero

it.

of

tress,"
mis-

dear

prayers,

gentleman,"

good

all I have

softly,"are

'Tis

thy

Three

Romance.'^

prayers,

The

than

more

offer to withdraw

not

of

Heroine

and

thee, sweet

declared,possessing himself

he

"

attend

prayers

he

said ;

"thy

is

heart

given elsewhere."
Music,

"To

The

of

Hero

did not

sweet

the

fear

man.

Besides, had

art?

Might

souls

were

not

sir."

Romance

visiblyrelieved.

was

rivalryof

Music:

he, too,

not

they

Music

serve

than

surely better

sworn

one.

Music

was

not

to
allegiance

"A

shook
dual

her head

"A

divided

He

intimated

allegiance."

he protested.
allegiance,"

276

the

together.?Two

much.
She

He

as

Her

more."

eyes
in

drew

He

no

say

can

moist.

were

Sixteenth

of

breath

steadying

gently,"I

returned

she

friend,"

"Dear

MAYING"

QUEEN'S

"THE

tury
Cen-

atmosphere.

thee

^thee and

"

who

for

mayst
"

though
flippantly,

"Say

yes

do

"

looked

She

of love's

her.

words

The

Heroine

"Good

thou

interrupted

she

brimming.

was

Twentieth

the

he

Hope,"

his eager

eyes,

boy

"Dear

unsaid,

went

I have

these

Century.

pleaded.

and

the

by

lightning glimpsed a golden future.

swayed
the

"

sort,'

heart

ssiy yes,

into

despot,

that

laughed boyishly,in

He

serve

."

of
her

to

ungenerous

an

I offer thee; with


.

something

but

loyal subject.

most

the world

conquer

*0r

the

these

riches:

and

is

ask

"I

humbly,

Music

Music.

provides not

lands

said

lady," he

"Sweet

and

of Romance

gentleman, you

!"

rose

to her

drew

she

was

herself

are

out

of

her

flashes

tation
Temp-

Hps.

hand

But

away.

again.
character,"

she

rallied him.
He

cleared

three

centuries,landing lightlyon

his

feet.
"A

plight your
in,"

character

he
to

gentleman

answered,

with

begin with, and


277

bucaneer

shrug;

that

bad

oft
"he

self
finds himhath

one."

little

CHARLATANS

THE

that

suggested

She

the

times

somewhat

were

to

blame.

be ruff

"These

touched

He

lady."

"Ay,

frill about

his

neck.

and

both

days."

!" exclaimed

"Atrocious

the

Mistress

Winston,

laughed unconstrainedly.
The

Spacious

Times

of

Queen Elizabeth

glided into

the studio.
"I

to

came

sweetly,and
seen

have

been
make

^'I must

will be time

if not

"I

to

the

to

see

entertain

Mrs.

few

you.

she
her

With
children

last few

weeks.

There

afterward."
her

crossed

you

visit home

spend

industrious," said Hope.

of the

to rest

that

have

"We

dear."

lately,
my

best

enough

place,"said
a

girl'shands.

young

said

she

Hope,"

to

face

observed

was

by

by mother.

hope

make

the

uncommonly

shadow

The
son,

took

little of you

very
"I

good night

say

son.

which

at vacation

"Of

West.
;

but

weeks
I know

added,
"Good

course

after
with

us,

278

country

our

will wish
can

shall be

to

arrange

happy

Arthur's

that
significance

the

followed.

we

you

augment

night,my

benediction

you

that, if

it will
with

time, at

to

piness,
hapcerted
discon-

children."

lady floated

away.

The

CHARLATANS

THE

he

passed;

minute

by

went

his pen.

picked up

then

came

entered, somewhat

Winston

book

exercise

the

for

"Tardy

Geist, taking her

music-roll, while

and

Miss

breath.

said

time,"

first

of

out

utes
min-

more

knocking, and

hurried

Ten

she

removed

her

glovesand jacket.
''I

sorry," said Hope.

am

the expressman

and

Have

"So.
"Yes

only

am

looked

Geist

View

Boulevard,

I shall have

here.

no

the

exercise

book.

"What

say.?"
and

hundred

"Two

Park

from

from

up

did you

number

day,
to-

being tardy again."

for

excuse

moving

side .?"

the north

Two-ten

walk

minutes'

few

at

now

been

behindhand."

was

deserted

you

have

"I

Do

ten.
.

you

know

the house.?"
"I
a

to recall

seem

bit

run

"That

down

old-fashioned

it. But

describes

furnished, and

She

drew

the

chair to the

don't

like

that

teacher,laying fingeron
"Diatonic
sixth and

brownstone

front,

at the heel."

well

"I

an

would
pass

rooms

my

meals

are

uncommonly

promising.

are

Well!"

writing-table.
bass
a

progression," said
of the

measure

be better.

Or

you

into the dominant."


S80

the

day'slesson.

might

lower

the

RHAPSODY

they

So

reference
the

to

AND

took

The

"I

said.

the

me

play

about

Geist

to

with

had

the

it with

G-minor.

Miss

me."

play, and

each

that

suggest

aside, and

amusing

waited

dozens

him

on

of her
of

sentimental"

Miss

soulful

female

of

account

to music.

poems
the

forenoon,

that

them;

to

suggest

She

only question

try

of them

"Himmell**

done

she

gave

his hand
:

"7

was

declared

nothing with

half

him

This

on.

the

was

called home

on

Geist; "even
such
281

line."

that

had

dozens

was,

which

expressed a leaningtoward

He

whereupon
to

cize
criti-

entertained

style did he prefer,"the heroic, the ragtime,

have

will

She

in hand.

rhapsody

music

an

he set certain

one

she

Rhapsody,"

performance."

the

put

Winston

of

music-

it.?"

"So;

over

go

her

I remain.''"

the other's

and

sevenths'*

opened

Brahms

this

to
presently,

was

who

further

entertaining

"collateral

Hope

on

music.

has

also

"May
"I

with

over,

hear

you

took

Weathers
be in

lesson

working

am

"Will

Geist

hour,

delightfulmysteries.

harmony

roll.

the

of

scarcelyprove

unfamiliar

reader

kindred

and

would

which

to

business

the

up

FAREWELL

dozen

or

the

roic;
the hescripts
manu-

opening

line

telegram.*'

Schubert

could

THE

They

"Good

walked

She

Weathers

Rhoda

Rhoda's

"Miss

Miss

on

the G-minor

Rhoda
other

she drew

as

Winston

for

informed

warmth.

off her

gloves,

depart.

to

is here

yourself,"Geist

ics
lady'shero-

lacking in

was

window

Winston

soulful

appeared.

afternoon"

to the

expecting

the

chuckling over

were

when

CHARLATANS

the

her.

same

as

purpose

"She, too,

is

working

Rhapsody."
her

turned

big

eyes

wonderingly

the

upon

girl.

"Our

tastes

to

seem

be

much

alike," Hope

struck

fire in Rhoda's

said,

smiling.
The

words

which

blazed

their

last

the

or

who

walking

lips moved,

antagonism

will

about

each

she had

resentment

Her

encounter.

The

"You

the

with

issued.
was

smile

the room,

play,

and

exhibited

but

no

unobserved

was

tuning

criticize

eyes,
at

words

by Geist,
his violin.

the

other,"

he

said.
"difficult child"

lips joined tightly. The

Rhoda's

appeared uncommonly

difficult this

plicably
afternoon, inex-

sullen.

"Perhaps,"
Weathers
"I

think

would

said

Hope,

turning

prefer to play for

not," he answered
282

to

you

Geist, "Miss
alone."

quietly."Miss

Weath-

RHAPSODY

ers

prefers what

AND

teacher

her

FAREWELL

prefers. Begin,

Miss

Winston."

Hope

piano, and

the

obedientlyto

went

began

the

rhapsody.
stopped her

Geist
that
to

she

don't

inquire: "Why
"It sounded

Go

accent.

Well

thumb

she

what

"It

it

replied.
word.

might

be

must

Weathers,

frankly:

said

Geist

"I

ironically.

and

marked."
He

turned

shade.

Miss

acquirerepose;

for

that

hours

end

and

one

in view

Winston;

hour's

is lacking:
sionless
expres-

is better

espressivo. This
283

Hope.

to

light throughout. Repose, too,

practicewith
away

more

be."

shade, light

diffused

pounding

tion,
interrup-

improvement."

be.'' Should

and

you

for

room

no

"Might

Miss

answered

Rhoda

in

^*The contrasts

"Light

prefer

further

"Well,

flawless, then,"

is

?"

beautifullyplayed."

was

was

"There

again

close.

Rhoda:

to

musician

thought

and

criticism.''"

is your

The

suggest

on."

turned

Geist

more

like that

^if you

"

her

accent

you

jerky to me,"

to its tumultuous

with

to

measures,

rhapsody proceeded,without

The

not

few

the theme

double

"Jerky.?

after

than

rhapsody

THE

is not

is concerned;

keys

and
artistically,
shall take

the

again

latter

of

her

music.

master's

tour

de

before

the

humbly,

that.

and

had

We

place

gave

listeners
this

not

affected

She

glanced

contracted.

played,

subjective

music

Hope cruelly,as

her.
was

of

was

she

rhapsody

personal narrative,

brow

by

; not

of the
strange interpretation

was

affected

his

her

amaze

playing, though

"

force. It

an

arm

the

was

the

him; then the

girlshad
an

never

Geist, and

at

Tragedy

was

to the

door
gone

hour

Rhoda's

of the

in

shut
away

later

and

swiftlyand put
shoulders.

That

performance.

window,
He

crashing discord

crossed

pianist.Hope

criticism

only

street.

Half

in

soothingly about

Greist turned
the

ended

performance

sob from

two

from

play

room.

The
a

it is difficult to

distance

said

her

It

threnody

that

saw

getting

mere

week."

next

proceeded to

high order, but by

the

as

Weathers.

excellence

but

but

some

you," Hope

Miss
The

are

you

it up

"Thank
to

far

difficult technically,
so
the

over

CHARLATANS

heard

and

stood

looking into

slight stir behind

softly.He

was

alone.

The

together.
Churchill

studior
284

Gray

entered

the

"I

dropped

in to

"I'm

off

fiddle and

your

good-by

say

for the

your

FAREWELL

AND

RHAPSODY

for

while," he

woods.

Better

bow,

Uncle

Karl,

to

consider

nounced.
an-

hang
and

up

come

along."
declined

Karl"

"Uncle

do

"When

unseasonable.

propositionso

leave .f^"he

you

asked.

"To-night."
"To-night.?"
a

pipe."
dear

"My

Karl,

"Get

some

me

week.

be the use.'' You

I'll warrant

good pipes when

leave

"Trunk

is

the

on

months

you.

"The

call from

all their

up

you."

suspiciousnature.

gone.?"

"Wait
with

lock

in

them

to-night?^^

in the

pack-sacksare

canoe

three

is not

ruin

of the clock."

ten

"My

unsmokable, and

would

friends

your

they expect
Mine

*'Can't say.

"At

all

then."

ones,

new

would

"What

So you

pipes are

your

it."

know

you

repeated thoughtfully. "Have

Geist

"

room

I shall

shore, awaiting me.

my

bark

be

gone

perhaps longer."

till the
You

baggage

conservatory

invited

invitation holds

me

year

closes,and

I'll go

once."

good.
285

I make

an

exceptionin

THE

favor,

your

Join
find

me

if you

the

took

Geist

"Recognize

run

spring

is

sounding

as

Geist

and

the
brass

down

so

suddenly ;
time

"My
Geist

hear

in welcome."
few

measures.

D-minor

"Not

to hear

nothing

row
to-mor-

Hof-

Josef
detain

can

all other

calling:

are

me.

music

tinklingtriangle."

his violin and

began

to

dig

the

out

pipes. "Sorry you're clearing

I wanted

is yours

May bury

Mrs.

even

see,

forest
or

favorite."

my

"

it."

You

of his

promising

most
out

put

and

played

it with

play

scale.

The

stretched

will

You

can.

you

queried.

smiled.

Gray

when

hands

Brahms,

to

night. Stay

mann

he

one

going

"No."

will,and

properly grateful.

are

you

his violin and

up

by

am

hope

shore,both

that?"

"Sonata
"I

for which

me

on

CHARLATANS

to have

till ten.

Fire

talk with

you."

away."

lightedhis impossiblepipe

and

ily
puffed mood-

at it.

"You
to

gloomy," Gray

say

mind,

observed.

"What's

on

your

Karlchen?"

'*The
"A

thoughtful to-day, not

uncommonly

appear

beautiful

charming

keenly

at

the

Miss

Winston

he remarked

for

one

thing."

Gray, surprised,looked

incubus."

musician.

"

"Others

carelessly.
286

are

flicted
similarly af-

CHARLATANS

THE

matches

three

broke

Geist

before

he

succeeded

in

relightingit.
"The

led

young

why

have

Winston,"

bring

No

glory

am

hardly

her

believe

is

she

nice

tions
rela-

My
to

will

warrant

privateaffairs. Why
into

West

she

confidence?

your

Winston."

gives

him

chap,

young

serious

but

he

is

style."
I had

"Indeed!

Gray's

tenuous

is closer to Miss

Arthur

know

in Miss

believe

herself.

too

in her

Arthur

don't

and

art
are

mentor

as

sure,

"Pshaw!

thought.

her

to

interest

my

slowly. "I

her, however,

take

answered

Gray

you

one,

conceal

to

"I

have

interest in her."

your

reason

settingup

don't

don't

conceal

no

much
with

my

otherwise," he said.

should

you

"I

to you

believe

to

me

lady'sfrequentreferences

been

expecting an

showed

reserve

observing the change

announcement."

signs of melting,and
in his

friend's

Geist,
smiled

manner,

faintly.
do

"What
aforesaid.?"

positive;that

"

! if I did know

ugly

sprang

look

damned

scoundrel

on

up

is

why

hesitate.

By

."
.

Geist

the

about

pursued Gray.

"Nothing
God

know

you

and

began pacing

his face; at which


288

Gray

the

room,

marveled.

an

His

RHAPSODY

friend's

AND

In Miss

interest

FAREWELL

Winston

on
explicable

seemed

ground only.

one

make

us

with

Flora

botch

cautious.

wondrous
Matheson.

of

things much

these

shall you

be

Intend

"I

Suppose

make

I, Karl, would

or

disclosure.

consult

you

Women

manage

it," Gelst

few

the next

during
to camp

"Where

repliedshortly.

month

weeks

?"

the shore, to

on

toughen

flabby tissues against a rough expeditionInto

my

better."

consider

"Fll

You

deUcate

so

dryly, "should

remarked

feeling," he

fellow

*'A

the

interior."
"Would
*'It

swallows

shall

have

warn

you

the

way,

my

existence."

table.

here

"And

"Can't.

up

?"

you

it to

drop

Ledge,

line before

you

of

care

Charley

the

forest

me."

may

*'I

Send

might.

Ericsson.

"I

letter reach

some

Fll
Is

Httle

I have

come

some

you."

pipe with

lightmy

Gray

now,

to send

news

It.
.

something to

laid
to

small

dinner

wor^

to

with

do.

remind

package

case

The

men

you

don't, I shall

claspedhands

say

But

good-by

warmly.
289

you
on

By
of
the

me."
I may

at the train."

"In

now."

show

CHARLATANS

THE

said Gelst.

"Good-by, Church,"
to

behind

open

birds

to

eat.

long,

bit

to the

leave

and

Good-by, Karlchen,

the

trail

way,

for

the

bless

Heaven

of his

the stem

the other

pipe,and

fervently.

the bowl

fell

floor.

old

of

Hubay's

Presently
left. He

and

pipe,with

muttered

it and

drew

three extra

behind

Geist;

and
a

him.

picking
page

or

Scherzo."

"Diabolical
fell

door

feelingswith

his

relieved

his eyes

opened

the

closed

sphinx!"

violin,he

his

brier

returned

old man,"

through

"Dear

two

away

along the

breadcrumbs

Gray laughed,

up

far

too

!"
"So

He

get

summer

you."

shall scatter

"I

you

don't

And

you.

joyful

"A

the

on

forth

package Gray
a

beautiful

mouthpieces.

2.90

had

English

CHAPTER

IN

XXIV

AMONG

WHICH,
J

TJ R

I N

DAME
MA-

THINGS,

OTHEB,

TERESTING
IN-

AN

MAKES

DISCOVERY

Madame

Jesurin

Winston

departed

greatly

by

the

afternoon,
Art

"What

**Two

attached

she

to

in

of

had

is
was

Street.

had

had

profited

in

been

have

"We

see

it

of

the

full week.

again!"

you

missed

come
be-

showery

corridor

separated a
to

So

one.

delight that, one


Hope

Hope

She

than

ways

joy, Herzbldttcheny
Countess.

when

girl,and

the

more

fell upon

They

the

"I

Atwood

little shriek

Museum.

Grady

from

acquaintance

with

was

sincerely sad

was

you

so

claimed
ex-

! Mrs.

quite inconsolable."

thinking of

tickets

came

you

for

this

the
291

morning,"

Symphony

said

concert

Hope.
"

the

THE

last of the

CHARLATANS

season,

know.

you

Would

like

you

of

one

them?"
Madame

NatUrlich,
another

spend
aside

And
for

how

evening with

the

from

pleasure

to think

sad

five months!

without

What

and

"

were

**My

favorite

out

color!

the

dismissed

glance. Churchill
is

see

that

the
way

it

to

be

but

forget painting.

galleries.
Madame,

ing
point"Such

wall.

wonderful!

love

art.

with

canvas

had

Gray

always feel

one

temptuous
con-

remarked
ashamed

of it :

when

picture."
recalled

pensivelythe

seemed!) when

with

told

her,

study a picture,and

best worth

absorbingsin

great ones,"

by

which

he

afternoon

Gray walked

Absorption, he

Museum.

of the

not

anatomy,

Hope
ago

exist

to

would

facing

is

It

concerts

more

this

the

music.

contrive

not

us

the

on

the

!"

Winston

"It

no

picture," remarked

Such

Bouguereau
Miss

dull world

large nude

drawing!

be

they

driftingthrough

friend, quite

young

would

should
a

opportunity to

listeningto

painting:let

They

the

her

of

there

How

them!

for music

welcomed

his

he

292

her
was

the

through
the

you

false and

will have

true."

best

canvases

opinion."Memorize

said, "and

to determine

indicated

(how long

few

terion
cri-

DISCOVERY

attention

Jesurin's

Madame

drew

She

to

scape
land-

by Daubigny.
is

"That

with

touch

"Grand!"

pride in

of

exclaimed

name-plate.

love

"I

favorite

Gray's

Mr.

the

picture," she

her

voice.

Countess, peering

Daubigny.

is

He

marked,
re-

at

the

of the Barbican

one

school."
'*I have
that

looked
shut

can

it," said Hope


"Mr.

at that

is

Hope

art

one

For

sweet

CorelH."

"O

du

does

mein

laughing.
Hope
both

names

every

often,
bit of

clared
de-

Madame
to

away

mire
ad-

gallery to gallery,and
the

impressed by
information.

It

could

never

say

example, she paused

next.

"Oh,

turned

Winston

along, from

much

Madame'

back

so

picture.

moved

was

bring

charming gentleman,"

pointedly. Miss

They

and

eyes

my

and

dreamily.

Gray

another

picture so long

"I

Corelli

should

remarked

began

variety of

grab-bag

she would

to admire

Hope

formati
in-

fish up

copy

of "a

nocentl
inquired in-

tongue slip!" cried Madame,

have
that

with

was

what

painty too?"

Gott!

and

sum

said
the

C.
^92

Correggio."

slip was

quite

natural:

CHARLATANS

THE

separated,agreeing

They

the vestibule

o'clock,in

the

to

all the

Of
been

brought

Others

musical

last

pretenders with

Hope

ceeded
proin

"lesson"

whom

she liked best Jan

in contact

had

she
Van

felt that

Wart

Wart.

him

was

impersonationsof

she

laughing

was

the

with

joy.

credit

for

ing
tak-

she

when

bottom, unseriously;so

at

his

at

Van

not, she gave

justly or

himself,

she

her

for

and

eight

Soul.

complacently incompetent;

laughed

Hall

at

pompously assertive,irritatinglydull,

were

Whether

again,

meet

of Music

conservatory,

of the

Studio

the

to

music

masters,

and

him,

not

at

him.
considered

She
fun.

As

Richard

with

his

When

he

his

Chopin impersonationthe

Wagner,

disquisitionson
counterfeited

temper precludedany

Liszt

days

and

speaking

though
the

it

was

role of the

was

given

whole

only

to

sort

in

to

say

Abbe
susceptible

tedious,

philosophy.
deafness

and

of conversation.

On

student's

hand

with

eyes;

taking the

volumes
fair

and
his

Beethoven

be

to

apt

was

pohtics

short

he

he

best

folio
that

he

beyond

his

never

certain

carried
limits

of discretion.

One
the

easilyguessed the present day's impersonation:

cloudy sky, the

intermittent
294

downpour, presaged

THE

CHARLATANS

!"
played that preludebeautifully

*'You

genuine appreciation."Don't
reached

she

as

will be in

for

to-day.

her

away," he added,

run

music-roll; "no

Won't

sit down

you

he cried,in

students

more

Take

this

big

chair."
She

accepted it,and

Van

receivingpermission,

Wart,

lighteda cigarette.
"Well, the

do

for

up,

dare

"I

blessed

glad?"

you

Hope.

few

rest

say

will

good."

me

will be

coming

back

in the

fall,I suppose.?"

inquired.
"I

of

many

be

them

watched

have

be able to.

I may

hope

*'It would
so

is

"Aren't

said

don't know,"

"You
he

jig

he remarked.

months,"
"I

musical

You

great pity
do,"

Van

your

progress

have

made

if you

dropped out,
said

Wart
with

remarkable

as

seriously."I

great

deal

strides.

recitations,and

always enjoyed your

sure."

not

am

that is

terest.
of inI

have

saying a

great deal."
She

repliedthat higher praise was


and
had

Wart

well. He
he

was

they

chatted

fund

of musical

could
very

half

talk,also,on
fond

of

or

stories,and
other

Matthew
296

hour

an

not

to

pected,
ex-

Van

more.

he told them

things than

Arnold;

be

he

music
was

in-

DISCOVERY

tensely interested

Wart,

It

when

he chose

to be

Miss

Winston's

and

she

have

"Fortunately we
said

Hope,

doors

inner

who

held

series did

not

trouble

Winston
waved

she
down

the

She

looked

gentleman,
checks

for

for her

and

chairs

and
so

that

by

can

do, and
in

right to

go

before

were

hard

at

the

the

the

the amused

them.

season-ticket
and

usual,

Jesurin.

As

holder,

tripped
To

a
lady
interlopers,

gentleman
he

at the

that

She

Symphony

her

already taken.

that

62.

the

indicate

to

Madame

by

90

discovered
and

for

seats

aside, as

attache

assurance

61

and

slippedin just

ushers

the

part, glanced

hand,

to

servatory,
con-

Hall.

seats

regular

aisle,followed
89

In Music
our

the

quarter-hourlate

a
practically

was

the

surprise,J

again.

closed.

were

People

Miss

shopping

was

she

as

you

left

she

when

some

she

Jesurin

joiningMadame

them,"

had

dispose of,

to

see

pany.
com-

sincerity.

six o'clock

as

excellent

I shall

hope

"I

Van

flies. Jan

own

himself, was

said In all

was

nearly

was

dinner

tied his

he

Professor,"

exploration;his hobby

Arctic

fishing,and

trout

was

In

was

referred
not

bits of

In

to
error.

his

and
seat

Hope,

pasteboardin

her

they representedparquet
retreated

glance of
297

lowed
in confusion, fol-

the occupant of J 89.

CHARLATANS

THE

The

seats

new

were

good

as

the old

as

why

the

said

the

solve

the

but

change?
is

"It

certain

they

regular seats,"

are

Countess.
"Or

herself

To

to her

Miss

to-night,"amended

Madame

young

friend

Winston

would

about

her

plan ;

concert

was

the last of the series,and


hear

for

precious. And
to remember

Sixth

to that

Prelude

heard

each

Herschel

wished
hurried

to

see

away.

might

draw

every

as

note

she wished

"Gotterdam-

from

scene

Meistersinger" and

seemed!
to

the

friend

Regretfullyshe
And

close.
.

was

done ; there

the

intermission

stage, and, remarking


on

numbers.
for

rose

left the
a

be the last she

aria,Beethoven's

half of the programme

Jesurin

Madame

sure

strict attention.

programme

"Die

only the Wagner

remained

Herr

Symphony

movement

than

more

not

was

reflection made

final

from

nothing

incomparableopera.

brief the

How

now

arias

two

said

she

gave

suite,a Handel
the

Symphony,

merung,"

such

was

Bach

: a

Hope

; the

years
it

and

she

it.

approve

began,

will

"I

But

The

should

Hope.

remarked:

intermission."

during

mystery

It

until

were

very

that

she

important business, she

Hope, quitewillingto
298

before

be left alone,

DISCOVERY

followed
faces

the

slowlyto

she

saw

foyer.

those

were

Geist, and

she

halted

one

was

doing.

person

Always good

before;

Geist, too,

look

and

It

he

was

waved

who
hand

hastened

"Congratulate
her

up

left

seemed

remark

put

than

more

superb

the

of the

Miss

an

pair

and

Winston,
did

about

arm

hand.

diamond

were

musician's.
he

she

more:

her

waist.

dearie," she whispered, and

me,

than

redundantly happy.

glimpsed

and

as

Karl

Matheson, fetch-

recognition. Flora

Hope,

to

and

to-nightmore

was

some

first
of

Flora,

and
high spirits,

laughing merrily over

first familiar

Matheson

Miss

upon,

she

in

was

Miss

observe

to

in green,

ingly gowned
ever

to

of

the

Here

glitteredon

held

the

gagement
en-

finger.
do,

*'I

her voice.
*'No

do. Flora, dear!"


deserve

"You
than

more

some

said

world
else I

one

of

heart

her

Hope,

in

happiness."

know," repliedFlora

archly.
"I
"You
"

am

"

and
"Come

glad, truly glad, for him," Hope


you
very

looking very

beautiful

Flora
to-night.

happy."

and

the details.
squeeze

are

whispered.

see

I must

me

run

along

of affection she went


299

and

morning,

to-morrow

now."

her

With

radiant

way.

hear

parting

THE

Madame

Jesurin

did

and

CHARLATANS

the instant

so

"Schdtzchen!

good fairy is

*'

"

excitement,

Mr.

Gray

pounce

Hope,

upon

left her.
she

"nun

cried, her

ist alles klar:

eyes
your

!"

disclosure,so swiftlyfollowingFlora's, threw


into cruel bewilderment.

Schdtzchen*^
*'I

Flora

Schdtzchen!'*

with

snapping

This

waiting to

was

I don't

understand,"

said, passing a hand

she

her eyes.

over

Madame
"The

Mr.

burstingwith

was

seats

Post

are

the

explanation.

They

seats.

each

go

week

to

Gray."

*'But

^who

"

*'I asked
"How

the

could

^how do you

"

in the box

office."

!" exclaimed

Hope,

man

you

know.'"'

amazed

at the

audacity.
I

"Ach,

story about
Madame
as

her

added

did not

ask

him

the seats, and


was

young

so

found

gleefulover
friend

did

invented

but
directly,

not

her

out."

cleverness,but

own

her

share

soberly: "I thought,Liebchen,

delight,she

you

wished

to

know."

"Why,

yes

I wished
...

Hope,

still bewildered.

wished

Madame

Jesurin

And
a

now

thousand
300

to

know," repeated

that

she knew, she

miles away.

They
music

in

as

Little

and

went

by

DISCOVER

back

to their

few

threads

One:

The

Thread

If he came,

perhaps exchanged

critical

for

If he

spent
two

it for

to send

had

Gray

reviews
had

Three:

Matheson,

and

the most

world.

part of

stood

up.

Winston

unable,

for

ceived
re-

son,
rea-

some

for the last concert, but

had

number

which

of

taken
he

she had

pains

had

of books

to

music

observed

in

his benefactions

keep

reckoned

not

on

also

Madame

on

Jesurln.

Thread

and

tickets,and

picture of Brahms

likewise

secret, but

Amelia

Gray

remained

full,he

were

day
Satur-

on

other

some

Gray

others.
The

musicians,

the Post.

in

been

regular seats

Two:

from

come

and

the

providedtwo

Thread

of his

two

gave

capacity;

one

seat

had

tickets. He

thoughts,

Churchill

evening elsewhere. Miss

the

the

tangle.

pleasure,or

hall; possibly,if the house

the

Orchestra
these

retained

he

woeful

the snarl of her

first of

attended

he

night

was

Symphony

attended, perforce,in

heard

Hope

clear.

The

weekly.

away.

mind

little she unraveled

drew

concerts

seats, but

her

dream;

What

Hope

Gray

was

Winston

miserablygay
music

could

going
was

young

better
301

to

marry

Flora

the most

sadlyglad

woman

in all the

match

her mood

than

CHARLATANS

THE

March"

and

Flora!

Do

"Funeral
Siegfried's

Walther's

"Song

of

Spring."

happy, happy

of

measure

great good fortune?

your

questionit,for

be the last to

should

Flora, dear)
"

of the

are

of

Heart

shall be

**Come

and

see

details.^* Oh, no,


if Flora

knew,

and

nothing about
in their

own

men.

only knew
;

of

truly.
love

of

Prince
and

ever

joy.
and

be torture!

hear

the

If Flora

Flora, happily,knows

! But

details will

the

are

morning

that would

it. No

of
you

world

to-morrow

no;

the

(I

keep, preserved

sugar.

Geist

Karl

both

you

me

of

fuU

you

I love you

sweetest

Pray that

Gold?

I wish

and

Are

quite worthy

you

Gray, dearest

ChurchiU

realize the

you

fWinston

Miss

overtook

at

the

street

comer.

"Are
was,

"I

he

walking

you

the

himself

gave

Flora

suppose

home?"

he

Inquired;and

as

she

pleasureof joining her.

told you

the

joyful news,"

he

marked
re-

casually.
"Yes."
"Were

"Oh,
"So?
was

you
no

surprised?"

they have

known

gathered from

each

Jones

comparativelyrecent."
302

other

that

the

long time."

acquaintance

CHARLATANS

THE

murmured

Arthur!"

"Poor

laugh faintly."Can't

Hope, echoing

Geist's

something be

done

to take

sanatorium

about

his

voice?"

give it about

do
utterlyspoiled,

it

"It

ought

charlatans
he

it to

and

twenty years' rest."

"Is

than

ought

He

"Hvmmel!

be.

to

He

began

"Curious

in the

been

has

long enough

think?"

you

ruin

to

hands

of the

better

much

voice

with."
is

! He

quick enough

to

see

through

other

pretenders."
"Each

us

is bHnd

shuts his eyes

or

Arthur!"

"Poor

boy.

of

Geist

ness,
particularweak-

own

againstit."

said

This
.

his

to

Hope

is my

again.

new

glanced casuallyat

the

"He

is

dear

home."

shabby

brownstone.

Good

night."

"Oh, yes."
"Thank

you

for your

company.

^^Auf wiedersehen,**
Geist
which

moved

Churchill

along, lightingthe
Gray

had

brier remembrance

given him.

S04

CHAPTER

XXV

HAPPINESS

THE

SERIOUSLY

IS

GENTLEMAN

YOUNG

CERTAIN

OF

CONSIDERED

Have
striven

of the
Let

of

to

say

so;

you

loved

that

reader,
a

member

in return;
do

you

you

it must

be

true.

only

you

and

if

love

him,

away,

and

Well,

great

the

tenderest

devotedly: he

loves

you

tranquil conscience,what

inevitable

screen

he

know

will be smoothed
a

loved

you

inspired in him

have

you

you

yourself that

with

beloved

opposite sex?
us

be

chance,

any

persuade yourselfthat

to

passions,and

told

by

ever,

you

He

deserves
convince

can

many

ties
difficul-

will be able to

seems

the

has

do,

right,the

thing.
first you

the

face

throw
and

memory's magic-lantern

on

form

of
305

Him

That

Should

Be

THE

Loved,
This

and

the

he

lantern

often

favorite

closed

river

vista.

worthy.

most

lights the pictureill,

Flash!

in

the

"

anchored
above

the blue
entire

sky.

But

the

with

The

catch, now
honest

magic
cluster

Flash!
the

on

will,I

the

the

"

it
a

butt
river

brown

gorge,

visuaHze

not

can

canon,

of the

brink

while

fragment

the

patch

the

us

You

poorly.

you

are

in the

of

remembrance

proper

important question: "Do

But

you

pair of

mouth

winning

now

Be

and

plementin
sup-

spoken

mood

to

I love him?"

see.

take

cut

works

Should

That

Hyperion curls,now

of

joyous laugh,

of Him

form

details with

pleasure in his society;

single occasion

would

later

instant
of

and

lying alongside,its

lantern

eyes, and

blue

consider

You

wall

canon

wall

one

and

face

these

Let

hold

bring back

to it.

Loved.

word,

as

"

other

pine

try

picture,nor

another
So

tall

fall,a

tried to

pool; an

boulder.

against a

the

and

eyes
Flash!

waters

creamy

gone.

my

fallen, bark-strippedcedar

seemed

intermittently.

swirl of
is

when

moment

difficult,
as

is

I have
a

the

at

CHARLATANS

short

have

when

you

tete-a-tete

walked

with
S06

wished

by

the

him,

you
him

can

elsewhere, or

fraction

talked

recall

not

with

of

ute.
min-

him, and

HAPPINESS

found

him

well,in
with

ever

word.

And

the years,

His

tastes

and

are

sympathize

not

he will not

inspire and

the

other

how

many

in many

he

sympathetically tolerant.

is

about.

in the

matters

your

arms

empty,

with

he

how

their

Say

little

where

it is

"

can

Say

husbands

many

wives?

he

usually

"understand":

will not

understand?
of his hand

into

sigh;

does

his

with

night

stretch

but

little for the better.

stimulate

way

change

wears

yours

the touch

wake

not

that

husbands

True,

feel he will

you

stimulate,inspireyou

do

he

agreeable companion;

an

the

on

dark,
do

you

name

back,

them

for

hunger

not

lips,and

your

bring

to

do

thrill ; you

not

his

lips,

his eyes, his hair.


the

these

Are

thrill and

manifestations
There

hunger?

of

love?

to be

seems

Must

one

of

consensus

opinion affirmative.
The
learn

love

to

field;but
Should
and

more

chosen

question is :

next

Be

certain

things

Loved
than

music

This

him?"

I do

"If

opens

you
of the age.

your
can

art, and

become

Well,

You
feel

one

you

enough.

can

mistier
That

He

good-looking,
sufficiently

is young,

rich.
sufficiently
as

him,

wider,

up

clear

are

love

not

have

807

have, we

will say,

that, given

of the

few

only to

the opportunity

ists
great piansay

the

word

THE

into your

poured

the

lap.

You

in

it),and

may

study

does

retain

mind:

the

the

loan, to

tilts in your
and

gain

Whatever

that

no

desire your

taken

You

answer

long

as

one

as

may

then

may

have

your

be
of

the horn

see

you

changing

see, you

strued
con-

plenty

everything

be, remember, always,

may

possibly love

can

it is all

to lose.

nothing

happiness

more,

you

keenly, than

more

himself

to subscribe

the honor

body

repaidwhen

be

direction.

your

one

have

will

you

possession; you

soul and

you

where

you.

pricelessprivilege of

riches
a

as

immediate

libertyof

your

fit,with

ask

he

riches will be

York;

New

idolizes

who

happy youth

Nor

to

letters

Paris, Vienna, Berlin,

in

to

three

but

(there are

"

CHARLATANS

one

he

who

has

friend

and

sincere

your

can

no

well-wisher.
.

Hope

sat

It had

hand.

The

music
home

from

funds
;

would
Farmer

at

come

year

be

year

its

in her

close,and

had

Winston
ago,
a

no

when

for

her

more

affairs.
advices

recent

that

musical

no

more

tion
educa-

give.

ignorance

sufficient time
308

to

in her

letter

absolutely certain

forthcoming

seemed

Arthur's

critical time
at

was

it

made

with

time

long

Eight months
music

in

was

which

bliss, a
to

be-

HAPPINESS

come

year

concert

was

but

pianist; now
the

she

had

progressed, the

She

had

realized

the

day

and

goal

for

still far

was

weeks

some

questionof

the

when

that

one

preparation ; that, swiftlyas

merest

this

realized

Hope

past, dreading

future

her

distant.

be faced

must

answered.
The

question of

tuition

perplexities.She might
same

eliminated, if

she

much.

as

wished;
the

"In

But

how, meanwhile,

She

thought

which

employment
pursue

her

she

she

else

smiled

than
qualified
States

; but
;

an

column

except

at

the

was

even

."
.

of the

domestic

herself

by

she

do?

of music

deterrent

was

fice
ofthe

over

Teach

be sure,

to

suggested

she

music

was

.f*

better

in the United

altogetherincapable of
stronger

Of

glance

service.

the teachers

light

some

daily paper

To

lem.
prob-

sufficient time

her

and

the

lay

could

what

be

mated
inti-

had

allow

the

might

of Art

live.? There

to

thought.

half
she

Erdmann

ignorant,

was

"Help Wanted"

Doctor

her

on

year

expenses

cause

would
But

another

tuition

supporting

studies.

work

nothing

of

lightestof

the

was

continue

indeed,

terms;

easy

fees

her

their
sense

fronter
efof

humor.
Domestic

service

was

all that
309

offered,and

that

was

THE

CHARLATANS

scarcelypracticable. She
from

Addison

Mrs.

West's

day's backstairs; but


to

the

use

and

The

would

Mrs.

piano (provided

present problem

Erdmann,

or

Mrs.

Mrs.

rather

than

provinces and

teach

degree less

one

After

be

one),

!
refer

tor
to Docoffer of

An

out-and-out

she would

that, with

had

all its

her

ity,
char-

back

go

to the

dreariness,was

distasteful.

all,the

returning to

which

accept

Pshaw

Maybury.

assistance,she reasoned, would

Dil-

to Mrs.

Dilday

largeto

too

jump

Dilday permit

day ?

was

to

even

of the

drawing-room

practisefour hours

to

afraid

not

was

alternative

Swiftwater

of

to

was

her

packing
reply

trunk

"Yes"

to

and
the

letter in her hand.


She

read

No;

she

Arthur.

she grow

Of

own,

The

not

was

has

passions.

But

there would

"

that

now

she loved

for

one

himself

engaged

can

to

secondary question,Could
remained

open.

impossible,she told

to wait

there would

herself

anybody

Arthur?

have

would

two

convince
love

friend.

it

to wait

for

did not

to love

course

Arthur

not

gentleman who

one's

marry

through again.

could

She

love

not

it

not

when

few

years,

be

he

came

pared
pre-

thoughts

into

be leisure to cultivate
310

was

in her

room

she

as

herself.

her

tistic
ar-

genuine

CHARLATANS

THE

the

to-day

the

man's

young

flashed

Suddenly

of

friends

to your

art."

she

little heart

rebelled.

would

Arthur

Still,did
the
A
was

with

she

Gray's

not

owe

lovers

thousand
all

rational

Art," what

of

cause

Since,

Art.

to

one

in

deliberately-

"Sacrifice

Her

his

cern.
con-

your

sympathetic

blind

adoration,

eye,

it not

was

her

duty

against himself.?

protect him

to

the

chief

manifestly incapable of regarding

be

the immolation

her

Gray:

sacrifice Arthur?

to

salvation

own

was

her mind

Churchill

advice

her

happiness

through

voiced

Ought

viewpoint of

the

question from

words.

larger duty

was

Arthur

one

might

be

happy

Art

must

be

recalled

She

to

or

Music
more

.f*"In
or

miserable

selfish: those

fragment

of their

less ?
"

^it

were

versation
con-

"

"Is

that

"If

the

dangerous
to

person

advice.?"
it is

whom

given be

not

genius

the

fice."
sacri-

yes."

"Why

the

**Because

Ah!
sure

not

Was

before

distinction?"

would

Music

she

further

gain nothing by

genius?

It would

be wise

debating the question of


312

to

make

immolat-

HAPPINESS

ing Arthur
ask

to

use

West.

of

been

she

had

from

the

knew

ghost, come

masters,

one's

tell her

to

that.

Only

friend.

meanest

should

she

She

on

eyes

her

was

frankly

"Dear
set out

her.

to

to

required the

would

She

and

Arthur's

boy!"

for the west

Then

of

to

came

and

her

Therese

that

would

ting
set-

the
tell

to know.

kissed it,murmuring

donned

side of the

818

verdict

informed

play,

letter and
she

fice
sacri-

remember

even

when

her

it

possess

she

in Madame

not

would,

she wished

what

she

would

such

no

parted
the de-

dwelt
did

But

judge

important,hear

folded

Hope

find such

Madame

Friedenthal.

matter

many

: so

needed

there

where

spiritworld

competent, unprejudiced judge;


that

self

impossiblewholly

great talent;

Genius?

transcendent
her

enthusiastic

an

personal prejudice.

eliminate
She

return

it is

mistaken;

Small

to find out?

one

little profitto ask

As

have

us

is

friends; they

one's

affirmative.

how

But

city.

her

wraps,

and

XXVI

CHAPTER

OF

HAPPINESS

THE

GENTLEMAN

wish

"Have
"No.
once,

to

But

it about

"Not

am

guardian

The

I N

the bell.
said

the visitor.

?"

anxious

very

to

matter

is

see

Madame

at

important."

lessons.?"

exactly; though

"Madame

Friedenthal,"

appointment

if she is at home.

"Is

the

an

you

DECIDED

answered

Madame

see

APPARENTLY

IS

middle-agedwoman

"I

is to be

seen

later I may

wish

to

study."

only by appointment," said

of the door.

Hope stepped into

**Verywell," she

the hall.

said

although surprised
serenely,
314

DECIDED

APPARENTLY

by

her

she

will make

"Please

audacity.

own

ask

Madame

appointment with

an

Miss

whether
for

Winston

this afternoon."
The

opposed

woman

Hope's assumed

"Will

is
ask

you

Madame

ingly

Winston,"
remember

"Yes

She

hand.

was

auspicious.
hope

you

She
wait

the

at

Madame

you

looked

peer-

"You

."
the
it
was

will

appointment," Hope
see

reached

had

repliednervously.

Hope
.

remember,

her

"I

time

visitor.

me

were

you

did

this

queriedsharply, and

determined

at the

do not

by

forward.

is it.''"she

"Miss

stairs,"said Hope,

shall I.?"

or

"

the

down

coming
her

came

"Who

concert."

appeared;
in

my

she

held

mood.

amiable

an

pardon

and

coming

apologized;"but

out

That

without

an

I felt I must

to-day."
was

requestedto step

brieflywhile

Madame

Into the

attended

music-room,
to

some

and

domestic

matter.

The

to

by letter,"she returned.

made

are

Friedenthal

hall,and

imperturbation

placidity.

"Appointments
"Madame

natural

house

was

old-fashioned, and
315

the

music-room

CHARLATANS

THE

consisted

these

of

few

the

oil

good

considerable

them

world's

of

should

formulate

the

By

autographed photographs

of

and

half

dozen

Friedenthal

decided

was

"and
pleasantries,

it is worth

while

me

Friedenthal

Madame

"I

for

she had

heard

mean,"

continued

Here

Hope

to

Hope,

I wish

ried,
tar-

how

she

to

ask.

come

the- opening

the

after

to find out

liminary
pre-

whether

continue."

poHtely interested.

was

of the

something

knowing,

whether

have

she

had

depends

future

"my

sibly
Pos-

before.

sort

realizingthat

Hope,

the matter,

now,

had

returned

said

only partly stated


my

laurel

faded

on.

studying music,"

am

she

question

Madame

time

sentence

"I

the

by

Beethoven.

growing trepidation,wondering

side

the

wreaths, eloquent of triumphs past.


in

ond
sec-

walls, with

decked

paintings

renowned,

the

In

one.

large portrait of

number

into

grand pianos, placed

two

were

above

side, and
A

parlors thrown

of two

genius

or

on

only

talent."
"So?"

friends
"No.
with
to

Madame
does

not

I must

Madame

of

assurance

your

satisfyyou?"
learn

authority and

you,

"The

smiled.

it from

without

some

who

prejudice; so

Friedenthal."
S16

one

can

I have

speak
come

DECIDED

APPARENTLY

"Do

wish

you

"If

me?"

Madame.

asked

genius."

I have

would

"Talent

with

study

to

be

not

Madame's

enough?"

eyes

twinkled.
would

"It
that

satisfyme

nothing higher

expected

not

was

know

in the

She

slightly puzzled.

was

to

hung

man

young

attainable."

was

Friedenthal

Madame

know

I should

for then

yes

"

that

the

balance

happiness

between

of

and

talent

genius.
do

"I
'''if I

demand

should

did

think

of

"No;
to

not

of

genius
have

student," she said;

few

very

pupils.

Do

you

teaching?"
least not

at

until

all there

learned

I have

is

know."
"Then
Both

more

been

is

situation
"I have

money

of

offered

me,

satisfied I
Madame

can

this,"
far

so

gone

but

this I

become

nodded.
what

you

Hope

told

her

The
have
"

said

Hope,

continue.
can

more

studies,and

in my

to

own

my

me

"'Tell

teach."

never

smiled.

"My
ease

will

you

not

at

her

have

no

Assistance

accept

unless

has
I

am

great pianist."
matter

was

little clearer.

done," she said kindly.

everything
317

the

reader

already

CHARLATANS

THE

knows, and
deemed

has

the

on

it wise

reader's
for

she

masters, and

not,

you

can

true

musician

it

"

as

to face

Face

small

Hope's

her
chattered

so

seemed

to

the

with

stock

of

had

they

stem

and

say:

"You

play

whether
and

woe

some

she

them

'Who

and

was

been

not

had

it?'

wrote

drawn

to

so

be unto

you."

Bach?"

asked

heard.

ness;
nothinghave

beside

her,

expression

this test;

Hope,

Madame

test,

and

acquit

dered
won-

nodded

settled herself to listen.

Poor

Hope!

Her

hands
318

were

'Is

dame
tightly. Ma-

chair

invited

but,

might

unsympathetic; her
have

The

the crucial

teeth

shut

but

play."

you

her

One

another,

dwindled

assurance

all.

"

aversions.

keyboard and

trembled,

yourselfwell, or
"Shall

ask,

prejudices,"

than

more

you

Madame

passed judgment

accept

"I will hear

Friedenthal, who
looked

to

not

rose.

limbs
if

must

has

dilection
pre-

trifle,

such

artist,cultivate

an

does

She

good.?'

eyebrows

world

we

appeal

may

whereat

permitted

musical

"The

composer

is

her

corresponding

Chopin;

black

genius

even

the

her

biographer

mentioned

and

Brahms,

Frederic

raised

said.

on

for

She

nature.

the

unwilling to trespass

over,

pass

Johannes

Friedenthal
"Not

to

good

disinclination

besides,which

deal

great

numb

with

nervous*

yes,

CHARLATANS

THE

watched

had

as

Friedenthal,

should

we

for
than

have

not

Hope

the

Miss

the

on

of course,

Thou,

she has

artist,she

an

the

tacit

would

shalt
to the

her

tion
ques-

story
little

prejudices."
The

student.

humble

teacher

herself;

If she become

slave.

The

to the

no

must

is

grateful

preached

have

Ma-

affirmative,

back

life,and

disclose

may

mendation;
com-

To

piano.

harked

she
individuality,

no

returned

student

the

inflated.

with

then

referred

of

painful sights

not

she

"Thou

autocrat, and

an

chary

as

conscience.

one's

musical

text

Madame

danger point; one

dismissed

Friedenthal

had

as

more

from

rose

was

(Winston's

sermon

is

and

genius

Madame
of

the

to

done!"

well

you,"

of

few

are

secretlyelated,but

"Very

"Thank

be

hkely

explosion on

was

dame's

there

inflated

frog

inflate

frogs

many

but
individuality,

not

before.
said
speak of interpretation,"

"You

Winston
you

speak

to

the

technic
you

of it now.'*

time

you

must

And

the word

murmured

Hope
"If

used

had

may

ever

airily);

Can

meek

"what

play

(Miss

right have
scale.?"

negative.
when

comes

think

you

Madame

of

you

have

perfect

interpretation.Meantime,

work, drudge."

much

more

of the

same

S20

sort, to which, I regret

DECIDED

APPARENTLY

to

Miss

say,

she

should

interpretationshould
able

technic

dazzle
have
he

said

to

the

concerned

with

of her

her tears."

days.

things she

should

cared

there

was

no

We
in

these

doubt

the

that

all know

Miss

as

how

one

matters."

favorite

what

should

S21

logic.
should

study

the

she needed.

gender.
is not
marry

One

mentally
temperaone's

successfullythis rule

matrimony.)

study ;

Friedenthal

Madame

one

tested
dewith

her

on

should

were

she

streets

Winston

feminine

which

things to

drawn, just

out

logician,despite the
study

the

prided herself

least for

be

will

child

always her

of what

technic,"

future

As

opinion, she

Madame's

In

machines

done, chatted

"watered

she

woman,

the

little sermon

was

Presently they spoke

believe

of

sort

important

more

Mathematics

though

that

on

student

own

not

acquisitionof

the

on

pianist of

piano practice,and

was

did

Geist

piano-playing

Friedenthal, her

Madame

(Yes;

of Karl

compositions designed to

"The

declared; "and

study.

bowed.

wait

is to say

all there

primarily

and

dogmatic

one

the artistic creed

with

cope

astound.

and

amiably

than

all,she

first of

reverentlyas

as

suppressing individuality,nor

countenance

listen

more

in conflict with

was

Geist, to whom,

that

for

done;

have

utterance

did not

Winston

posite.
op-

works

THE

"Take

something simple,"said
*

nocturne,

or

am

"don't

Without

Songs

if not

Hope,
"I

CHARLATANS

inclined

to

think

such

you

be

"Sentimental?

Yet

quick rejoinder.

"How

"But

"What
poor
his

can

Chopin

things would

she

demurred;

be bad

dislike

you

diplomatist.

for

Chopin!"

me?"
the

was

is that?"

fearfullysentimental."
good-humor edly.

"

well,and he always had

"The

woman

on

very

suggested.

were

composers

little;

one

should

all,one

unless

peak

Miss

one

she

dream

not

in

were

Winston

repliedthat

build

up

had
as

shook

her

muscle

So,

hands

fingers
"

"

^was

an

it would

scalingthe

perfect physical

sick

been

never

clean

The

tech-

day.

hammers

inspirationIn

appear,

the
322

lady

Madame

"I

am

the

she said.

cordiallyat parting.

^five slender

final

condition.

young

bill of health.

always, night or morning,"


She

of

strong in body?

able to return

same

not

can

Brahms?

Brahms.

on

Was

other

little,
a

Above

of

"a

mind."

Well,

was

so

bit of

sentimental,"

expect?"

you

wasn't

man

Several

nic

is

Chopin

Words'."

was
logician,

Madame

of

The

touch

bone

and

cast, and

Mr.

itself.

die

was

APPARENTLY

Arthur

West

youth
to

"

realize what

hand

your

boy,

Poor
:

"What

They

dote

of

merely
course

Mr.

first for

him

in the

but

Ah,

semblance

wretched

congratulate

Will

It will

by

realize what

not

temperament."

nothing interpose

you-f*

save

the

across

her

wholly

course,

the

easy

to

and

mind, yet

wondering

posal
pro-

resolved

of

whether

speeding

tender

your

smiling at thought

even

Chariot,

"Yes"

in her

is

woman

young

city to reply

not

"

and

It does

Arthur!

looks

easily deceived

"artistic

the

Nothing promises.

to

to

understand.

It is

are

always plays

audience, and

comes

will

Wests

young
West

will not

happiness.
is

cepted
ac-

world

The

not.

that

veneer.

thing

Wretched,
to

the
of

difficult

do

Mrs.

crowd

who

woman

gratitude?

is in the

West

to be wedded

mean

young

you

the world

beneath

see

the

it will

other.

each

on

when

her."

in

of It. Infatuated

happy couple those

her best

not

the hazard

beautiful, tender-hearted

say

stand

must

do you

DECIDED

the

as

Prince

little Alice

will approve.

Preciselyhow
tender

of

marriage
that

she shall word

her

marriage perplexesher.
is out

of the

as
clearly,

no

acceptance
Of

course,

question; Arthur
doubt
823

he wiU.

must

There

an

of

the

early
stand
under-

must

be

THE

CHARLATANS

of the

announcement

no

present relations,even

in their
Arthur

understand

must

harder

to

but

grasp,

this is the

difficult

similar

predicament),

understand

that Miss

Winston

is,not

he

deserves

she

should

why they

thoughts,from

which

that since he is

fullyadvised

his

suit, he

should), recall
honor

than
a

not

mind

be
of

sensible
The

sentiments

really no

reason

first in
;

her
and

precariousnessof

(and

proposal (which

he

perhaps

as

does

him

more

ship
friend-

disturbingtheir

herself),without

seemed
it

to

well to
a

be

case

lay

change

conductor
ridden

as

yet

she

as

it

ran

trifle cold.

over

She

did

sufficiently
grateful. Perhaps

youth, who

lady had

the

cover

impressedher

to

appear

would

his

^that

"

her

aware

utterlyexcluded

fit

sees

made

comes

of the

in

been

hair's breadth.

This
in her

he is not

if he

may,

is

music

difficult the

present

that

there

that

not;

at

trifle

Chiefly (and

be

him,

be loved

be

may

ever

must

love

not

to

themselves;

how

has

Arthur

change, although

not

write:

change

any

between

also; it

to

if

does

nor

bright boy.

thing

will

as

that

he is

reader

may

engagement,

little

in her
would

received

more

stress

three squares
S24

presume

hurried

the

Arthur

sentiments.
not

on

past her

bility
possiwas

"

signal. A
comer.

it

young

XXVII

CHAPTER

CASUAL

MAKES

GEIST

KAEI.

WHICH

IN

CALL

As

ascended

she

floor of the

Hope

asked

styleto

lodgings,

how

herself

They

which

long

adequate, and

were

with

quite in contrast, too,

had

she

hitherto

been

other

room

in the

of

dreariness.

which
kind

she

The

enjoyed

friend,

selected
small

basement

the

comfort

Doctor

Erdmann,

apartments

bedroom),

and

to

fitted up

in

and

the
to

touch

and

of course,

were,

continue

in the

commonplace

were

of

had

diningpoint

luxury
to her

personally

(a large living-roomand

had
825

seen

that

they

house^

the

attributable
who

street,

unaccustomed

rooms

glanced at passingly; the parlor below

the

on

should

she

second

the

on

shabby brownstone, giving

them.

occupy

her

to

contained

THE

CHARLATANS

everythingMiss
had

Erdmann

against
which

this

she

Art";

the

gravely

and

arrived

take

to risk

but

She

had

protested

of

accepting

offendingthe

"in

in the
insist

the

of

cause

she

when

rooms

on

had

Doctor

their

removal

ent
benevoldisinterestedly

most

would

one

good

"

to
possession,

gentleman

the

objections

things were

Doctor

grand piano, the

piano lamp.

doubted
her

the

as

to

"Colossus"

From

munificence, the propriety

overruled

gently

might desire.

the

come

cabinet,and

music

was

Winston

in

encounter

long day's

walk.
the

None

she

less,her mind

all the

was

Friedenthal
she

resulted

decided

had

pleasedthat

more

had

her

be

under

reply to

and

since

body,

to

obligationsto

speech.

thoughts;
the

screen

shiver

began

to

little,

compose

"

had

Never

her

"

seemed

words

made

letter.

Arthur's

Arthur

bondage

and
writing-table

she sat to her

The

on

her

thought of

"Dear

her

visit to Madame

her

herself, soul

longer

tranquil,and

person.
The

as

no

from

successfully;for

so

bond

to

Music, she would


any

far

was

for

the

hollow, the
Arthur

been

merest

distant

more

suddenly the magic


pictureof
S26

park

shells

in

lantern

of

from
threw

springtime,a

THE

CHARLATANS

door-bell

The

jangled dismallybelow.

apprehensively,
pricking her
She

overwrought,she

was

quiet her

opened the

landlady stood

She

but
and

seemed

for

she

walk

started

would

had

furtive

Miss*

you,

her

again; the

disliked

Hope

of

slightestreason

thanked

Hope

the

woman

in

air

and

modating,
accom-

evasive

an

smiling when

for

there

It.

boy just brought it."

monosyllable,and

closed

door.
The

hut

letter

as

she

**Rhoda
of

addressed

in

forth

inclosure

was

drew

Weathers"
disaster

"Dear,

hat-pin.

always respectfuland

was

she

the

not

door

unpleasant habit

an

"Letter

the

told herself.

without.

exceedingly.

eye,

with

ed
start-

nerves.

she

As

cheek

She

faced

she

dear

the

her,

turned

and

friend.

of

anguish passed

her

against the window-casing,

and
"Come!"

and
Doctor

signature
a

tion
premoni-

the introductory

."

cry

at

with

hand,

read, with palingcheeks, to

tap

the

hurriedlyto

She

unfamiliar

an

the
this
went

door
time

toward

Rudolf

lips,and

hand

heard.
the

Erdmann.
S28

she

then

drooped

pressed to heart.

unnoticed.

went

she

the last word

door.

She

It
rose,

It

was

peated,
re-

saying,

closing
opened, dis-

sight of

At

him

dilatingher
hand.

letter

Rhoda's

lipstried

tion
detesta-

and

fear

halted,

Hope

eyes,

!" her

"You

CALL

CASUAL

crumpled

in her

the word

died

to say, but

them.

on

This

ominous

greeting
the

Erdmann;

into

and

chair.

put

hand

for

dear

Miss

cabochon

support

the

on

could

tions,
emo-

back

of

fail ta

not

amiss.

was

Winston
.

are

you

ill
.

..

."

me

Step by step
with

advanced

syllableher

to

Erdmann

Doctor

now

perceivethat something

permit

sides,
be-

was,

suavely, and

still unable

back,

And

"My

he

his silk hat.

over

said

tor
Doc-

by

room.

shrank

She

low

afternoon," he

the

and

daylight waned,

occupied in bowing
"Good

remarked

not

was

she

retreated,staring fascinated

growing

horror

emerald

ring

"

on

not

at

the

fat

one

and

but

man,

finger of

at

his

stretched
out-

hand.

Since
The

the

spellwas

hand

he

taken,

withdrew

dare

"Miss

Winston

she cried.

you!"

."
.

"Oh,
He

how

could

paused, at

away

Please

go

away
329

!" she

you!"

loss for

right phrase.

"Go

it.

broken.

"How

the

not

was

begged.

CHARLATANS

THE

that

At
and

moment

Hope
"Stop

his temper.
the

him.

caller

door,

Erdmann,

losing

roughly,jerked

now

with

open

his

"May

in her

at

The

landlady told
for

"Thank

"

She
him

said
his

sight of

for

wide^rigid,

"

letter

pleasantly.
I

not

ventured
at home.

"I
a

saw

call.

I must

to

Hope, voicing the deep relief


gentle face

had

brought

her.

sit down.?"

^won't you

strove

Geist

were

you

me

room

insisting."

you,"

the

Colossus

hand.

reading, and

window

you

apologize

the

of

Rhoda's
difficulty.

said

in?"

come

the

recognize

not

tapped again softly at

of the

center

breathing with

still crushed

"Won't

president

stair, Geist

in the

stood

and

which

the

did

dark

So

Geist.

door.

open

eyed,

Karl

was

probably

until

the

turned

Hope

to

aside

her

hall, Erdmann

Waiting

was

Doctor

passed out, shieldinghis face

opportune

the

had

the

hat.

The
was

said

go,"

thrust

He

door, and

high

the

will

"

at

it.

toward

sprang

knock

another

came

match

blinking

his

the

casual
late

grateful

manner,

presence

of

Doctor

Erdmann.
"I

can

stay but

minute
SSO

or

two," said Geist, tak-

ing

chair.

her

over

At

CALL

to-night'sconcert

promised
with

word

the

Miss

on

mind,

my

Hammond

to

run

her."

"concert"

letter

and

gasped,

Hope

crushed

self,
tightly. Then, controllingher-

more

said:

she
"When

should

go,

you

like

to

with

go

you

"

may."

"Yes

the

certainly,"he nodded,

decision

abrupt

number

Rhoda's

if I

have

"I
and

know,

you

CASUAL

natural

most

leave

to

her

if Miss

as

Winston's

present lodgings

thing imaginable.

"Shan't

was

call

cab?"
is

"There
mind

telephone in

Would

house.

you

..?"
.

in the least.

"Not

to attend

She

Any

httle business

ters
mat-

to?"

mentioned
him

gave
the

the

her

owing

sum

and

purse,

Geist

the

establishment, and

descended

to

interview

landlady.
When

and

he

she

words
clock

could
was

"

herself
she

in the room,

to

and

Over
dead!
the

"

fortitude
fit of

herself

bring

dead!

"Rhoda

Hope's

gone,

abandoned

oh, how
Rhoda

was

Rhoda

to

way,

weeping.

How,

tell Geist
she

over

dead!"

turning wheels
331

gave

sobbed
"

^until

that
the
the

in the street,the

CHARLATANS

THE

cries

of

children
she

Suddenly
She

eyes.
had

laid

her

sprang

packing

of her

worldly

effects

down

few

essayed a
saw,

her

nerve

on

would

"Where
"To

was

"Let
*'and

day

you

assert

me

command

The

you

go,"

Rhoda
need

would

the

all

^never

below

business
to

second-

the

completing

hurried

long operation,as

The

trunk

her

strapped, they

of the cab.

coming

of conversation.

commonplaces
overstrung,

like to

go?"

replied.
I shall be

my

and

making

was

he

said.

"Flora

going

will
home

take

me

soon."

waning authority," he smiled,

to avoid

seemed

remark

"I must

she

two.

or

her

reserve.

Flora's,"

in for

from

discharge it.

was

few.
the

girl,he

drafts

"

were

to await

Geist
The

trunk

refrain.

sake.

she

transacted

Winston

sad

tears

leisurelyfashion, returned

floor front. Miss

sat

to

the

Rhoda's

her, and

courage

Geist, having
in

for

obligationon

strength and

stairs

brave

the

up

dashing

up,

be

must

an

When

play, took

at

the

further

she answered

concert

to-night."

to disorder

her.

chokingly.

"You

"

you

will understand."
He
look

was

of

"It

perplexed,and

pity which
will be

more

she turned
or

less of
332

trifle
on

dismayed by

the

him.

strain," he cautioned.

have

*'You

been

CALL

CASUAL

working

too

hard,

I fear.

You

need

quiet."
"Yes

it will be

"Very well,then,"
A
the

clatter
arrival

on

the

of the

strain
he

"

said

^but

"

333

go."

gravely.

asphalt before
cab.

^but I must

the house

betokened

CHAPTER

XXVIII

CHANGE

When
to-be

IN

Stanley

entered
of

music

the

the

Arthur

PROGRAMME

and

Jones

conservatory

Colossus

recital

holding

was

bride-

his radiant

the

hall, the president


last levee

of the

year.

Commencement
and

THE

week

brilliant.
the

florid
nervous

some

lack

face,

Its

of color
certain

talking touched
"How

whom

with

serious

him

on

Doctor

been

and

cares

apprehension
person

had

ferments

in Doctor
distraction
than

more

he
the

was

justified,
perhaps,

Erdmann's

in
once

not

strenuous

his

normally
a

manner,

betrayed when
at

the

moment

arm.

Erdmann
S34

unusually

looks!"

Flora

re-

CHARLATANS

THE

They advanced
far

So

week
had

general pubHc

the

as

dischargethis obhgatlon.

to

was

delivered

been

and

diplomas

an

by

end.

The

mencement
com-

oration
the

alumnus,

distributed, the

the commencement

concert, always the

annual

prosperous

medals

gold

conferred, and

at

concerned,

was

degrees

given. This

concert

principalfeature, had

been

liant
bril-

beyond precedent. Graduates, establishinga


new

record

tier

on

of

in

number,

tier,like

Music

HaU,

had

their

at

Facing

proudly

"This
The

the

had

Erdmann

that

audience
this

conservatory

his

at

loud

flowing.
over-

ing
indicat-

back,

Doctor

say:

of Music

Age

chestra-grad
or-

woodwind

assembly, and

enormous

their

stage

filled the great hall to

clapped

thinking of

the

on

stringsand

inspiredto

Golden

audience

the

tiering talent

been

is the

chorus,

feet

in brass and

beyond, an

ranged impressively,

oratorio

vast

been

!"

assent.

teachers'

The

uates,
grad-

smiled
certificates,

happily.
The

hall of

present reception and


the

quite apart
conmiencement.

of

the

more

conservatory,
from

the
It

was

concert, in the recital

conventional

contemplated

serious

impromptu

an

students
336

the

and

affair,

pyrotechnics
mutual

members

of

pleasure
of

the

IN

CHANGE

the

faculty, and
included
the

THE

limited

like

never

attended

mann

suggested it, and


of

charge

the

The

intimate

musical

result

concerts

would

or

one

to

between

there

and

player

hear,

hear

to

for that
be

can

listener,and

to

the

terest,
exceptionalin-

of

hope

take

to

compositions of

may

care

Geist

attending

programme

several

large auditorium

himself

or

Erd-

Doctor

Karl

of

set

seldom

Mayburys,

desired

outsiders

musical

concert.

end,

was

than

sort

the

invited
the

of

Grindstone

comprehending

in

of

number

distinguishedmembers

metropolis,who,

social.

PROGRAMME

more

public

at

matter, since

no

real

sympathy

only

the

superficial

in the effective.
When

all who

Erdmann
and

had
dozen

and

the

of

his

seat

knew
made
was

to

the

but

the

and

seats

for

Flora
score

faces.

more

was

not

ominous.

in

sight.

before

stage,

of

His

taking

located

He

and

his

Stanley
that

people

he

his eyes

disappointment

The

non-appearance

Had

she remained

337

the

the concert.

Matheson
or

Doctor

president

on

bright particularcountenance

peculiarlyacute.
was

of

rows

of

privilege,the

disposeditself

scan

quest for

Winston

hand

West, arriving late,paused

Jones,
;

the

faculty took

parents, sittingwith
Arthur

clasp the

to

enjoyed

audience

Arthur

his

wished

of
away

Miss

from

THE

the

concert

CHARLATANS

avoid

to

encountering him?

It

was

drearilypossible.

Trying

of

proposal
sordid

the hours

that

marriage.

The

are

business

While
to

he
relieved

his

letter before

had

in mind

the

when

least the

at

lingeredat

the word

saying

it.

Surely

home

word
"I
A

the

of the beloved

morrow

say.
hand

"Hello,

is
case,

the

to

waiting

favorable

passed

latest
him

mail,

by.

spellrejection;for

properly deliberate
no

is

news

good
to

in

news

read,

letter of the little

some

one,

lowing,
fol-

morning

concert, hoping

might have in

store

for him.

West!"

touched

his

police-courtreporter

Arthur

the

for the

postman

woman

in such

hastened

Arthur
eyes

is Yes,

for

hope

not

speedy reply, he reflected,would

in the

such

ery
specialdeliv-

porch of

the

to

up

dared

Arthur

answer

and

in

pace,

of

stamps

lets-dou
bil-

with

"Sign here, sir!"

lover.

when

the

in

enough

snails

pictureCupid a-wheel, letter-

may

side, dashing

at

despatch of

swift

very

force

not

may

correspondence,with

though fancy

bag

one

the

mails,

transactions,are

and
delicate

follow

Bentley!

arm,

for

the

Doing

jokingly.
838

and

he

turned

to

see

Chronicle.
music

now?"

asked

CHANGE

grinned

other

The
for

"That

"No.

I'm

Point

out

for me,

to know

happen

indicated

him

ing
look-

take

"I'll

West.

him."

will know

"You

him

on

the

by

his

reef

in

that,^' replied the

reporter.

old man."

"Thanks,

up .f"'asked

"What's

"Suicide

music

"

followed

between

"Have

him

undertone.

informed
Karl

is she

"Why,

he

few

the
side

stage door.
took

aisle,and

In

questionedFlora,
be

with

Winston

an

you."

had

hind
be-

gone

before.

minutes

he asked, suddenly
play.^^"

to

turned
re-

Matheson.

might

Miss

man

newspaper

Miss

she

that

Geist

the

the

and

thought

"I

with

down

Hope?"

seen

curiously.

toward

made

his mother

you

was

Arthur

student,"

briefly,and
West

will

smile."

spreading

He

disclaimer.

large,commercial-looking gentleman

stage,"

seat

PROGRAMME

Erdmann.

Doctor

I don't

you.

THE

IN

ested
Inter-

in the programme.
"Her
"I

is not

name

haven't

seen

Stanley"

"

down,"

Hope

tender

speak

to

smile

Miss

"

to

Matheson
for

"occupies so

replied.

several
much

days.
of

my

time."
"Time

was

made

for

lovers," murmured

Jones.
339

the

tured
enrap-

CHARLATANS

THE

**For
Flora

him

gave

A
word

hurriedly
suddenly

Erdmann's

The

Arthur

West

up

was

Mrs.

"Did

West.

the

the elder West

name.

inquired.

interviewing

reporter was

president.
"I'll hold

when

Bentley up

details,"young

the

out

agitatedwhisper.

"It

he

and

out

comes

find

offered.

West
Miss

"Don't, Arthur!"

we

Arthur

mentioned

not

The

inference.

presidentgot

?"

had

man

spoke

reporter'scommunication.

student.?"

Colossus
natural

of the

the name,

Chronicle

"A

off.

him

and

stage

The

ear.

followed

reminded

learn

the

and

the

on

distressing!"exclaimed

"How
you

out

came

in Doctor

dismally.

glance of sympathy.

man

young

Arthur

said

lovers,"

prosperous

implored, in

Matheson

might

"

it

might

be

some

an

one

know."

looked

He

her
man

young

is, our

her

in

face; intense

had

surprise.The

color

anxiety was

her eyes.

in

lover's

deprecationof

pleasure in

Arthur's

saken
for-

The

wondered.

anticipate evil tidings?" remarked

"Why
with

at

apology

the

was

the

concert

jarring note.
has

submerged
840

been

in

Jones,
"As

clouded

round

it

ready."
al-

of ap-

CHANGE

IN

plause that

the

In

he

of

the hall

had

He

slipped out

which

to

not

reappear.

door.

rear

rewarded

was

had

He

West

Flora

least two

at

on

for

in

temperature

with

laid aside
his

the
the

probatio
aplessness
care-

playing, and

his best.

wasted

restlessness.

Erd-

chalky, and

was

the

usually characterized

Arthur

unable

the

face

reporter did

critical.

sincerelyof
was

His

though

performance
of the

It

joyous offeringDoctor

The

high.

the

opened

"Carnival."

his seat.

to

not

was

Mabbitt's

gave

thic

his forehead,

mopped

Mabbitt, who

Schumann's

midst

returned

mann

PROGRAMME

greeted Victor
with

programme

THE

inattentive

was

which

withdraw

she

had

own

ence.
audi-

point

heart

at

her

from

her eyes

the

to

sick

Matheson,

in the

persons

with

reasons,

of

prehensi
apwas

Erdmann's

Doctor

face.
Mabbitt

Mr.
"

the

retired.

'Rhapsody, G-minor, Brahms,'


programme;

Rhoda

Weathers.

the

"by

read

Jones

favorite

master's
should

love, we

My

"

from

pupil,

have

brought

roses."

some

Miss

Matheson

did

not

forward, breathless,her
door

that

opened

off the

to

seem

eyes

now

hear.
fixed

stage. When,
341

She
on

the

leaned
Httle

presently,it

CHARLATANS

THE

opened, and
appeared,

Flora

sank

programme

before

"Why,

it's

Winston

Hope

sob

Miss

Matheson:

behind

her

Miss

said

wrist,and

man's

Disregardful

the

to

that

of

the

began,

The
and

as

heads
not

her

face
to the

without

She's

right nor

smiling

instant's

an

applause
in black

the

stage

and

that

pale,
the

of

woman

nearest

very

disapproval.

the

and

up

succeeded

left.

Once

pause,

the

served
obshe

seated,
Second

despair. Rage

was

blind resentment

one

another,

be

their

magnificent; it

!
interpretation

canticle
in the

at

they wagged

might

It

flying fingers of

became

looked

measure

Amazing

Brahms.

Hhapsody

observing

of Brahms.

measure

Under

the young

was

cognoscentisat

in

it.

on

poHte spatter

Those

piano.

neither

Rhapsody

Then

he fell silent.

greetedher entrance,

glanced

in

was

West.

fingers closed convulsivelyaround

Matheson's

crossed

throat, and

Jones.

Arthur.

"Flora

black

programme."

the young

which

in her

!" said Mrs.

exclaimed

Jove!"

"By

plainlyin

her face.

pleasant surprise,truly!"

"A

was

back,

her

put

she

dressed

woman

young

of

the

young
a

woe,

opening

theme

against an
842

pianist,the
declaration
;

of

peration,
grief,des-

ineluctable

fate,

CHARLATANS

THE

"Thank
all

you,"

Flora.

"Miss

will be

Winston

right presently."

The

the

an

what

strength!"

number,

Miss

Hammond,"

young

woman

little circle

offer Liszt's
The

such

"Gad!

remarked.
"Your

after

reaction

"Natural

an

said

gay,

excellent

of

addressed

effort,"Mabbitt

said

"Mephisto"

herself

detached

sympathizers, and

Geist

dully.
from

forth

to

audience

in

went

waltz.

wild, mocking
humor.

844

music

put

the

XXIX

CHAPTER

CAMP

THE

twenty miles

Some

THE

ON

north

of

a
civilization,
twenty-foot

log

for horses

shelter

wilderness

wayfarer

junction of

road

Beyond

the

In

small

fork

south

the

crosses

family

of

and

Popple

rabbits
young

of

the

scurrying

has
may

the

and
for

cover.

are

Ledge,

slash

the

on

resultant

bank

Lifeless
345

One

crash
the

far the
and

the

camp-ground.
ness.
nothing-

to

of the stream

frisking around
poplars.

timber

thus

dwindles

the north

of

Here

wheels,

common

"road"

the

River.

built,for

travel
a

outpost

an

through

Popple

been

river is

clearingon

pitched among
pans,

of

POPPLE

small

tips over
sends

the

tiny world,

tent
a

pile

brood
while

CHARLATANS

THE

brood

the

others

hush

into

whisks

follow, and

But

Stiffens

pushes through

Lord

of

as

gone,

Lord

The

placed it
that

fays

up

dle.
pad-

bark

A
and

the

fur-balls

the

his

up

he

ax

pail in

hand

went

had

been

lay along

bushes, noting

this must

But

and

down

felled

dead

fire,

river.

oppressivelyhot,
the

after

jack-pine

he kindled

Then

to the

until

wait
a

seam

and

voice

valley. The

muffled; the tin pail,struck

tous
porten-

of the

against

river

stone,

sharply responsive; poplar leaves,that danced

was

of

green,

Whisk!

the

among

the stick into fuel.

seemed

anew.

fur.

of

overhanging

worked

calm

the

Clearing drew his bark ashore and

pitching.

day

on

the sound

comes

and

The

youngest

cock-crow.

at

of the

taking

supper;

pair of

up
The

is

rout

arrives.

Clearing

bottom

needed

the

the

among

clearing. Presto!

frolickingball

every

canoe

are

the

the river

Hfted

returns.

the noiseless

! From

the

there, is

Confidence

questioning ears.
of

thunderclap die

here, now

Now

grasses.

the

of

the reverberations

to

hung quiverless.Leaning against


zephyr'sfiddling,
that

spanned

the

log bridge

the

copperishsouthwest.
A

small

sound,

dull arid

the

storm

stream, he
threatened.

distant,disturbed

stillness,
resolvingitself,as
34,6

studied

the minutes

the

gish
slug-

passed,

THE

CAMP

ON

rattle of

into the

"Timber
and

returned

his

the

time,

Popple
the
a

lake

chain

finished

with

in which

it

morrow's

all went
shore

of

Lake

the

which

join

Bay.

told

him,

deep

He

and

meant

fish the
was

content

he

strife

of

were

little

and
not.

drive

The

South

his

and, if

lake

day,

his

the southern

Popple

and

world

an

for

out

and

well

of

tion,
indenta-

Indian
trout.

the

to

son
Hud-

marge

traversed

cities,and
was

and

to

its every

pipe, he

had

northward,

ran

chart

the

on

fancy

pilgrimage

Fork,

expedition.

fourth

stream

347

to

canoe

his way,

on

river

on

of the
men

the

for

in

his

the

of Silence.

river, which,

wonderful
smoked

If

Dreams.

exquisitebeauty,

to camp

reaches

beyond;

the hundredth

core

"

explore and

mere,

the
waters

rim

upon

journey thence, by

stand, the

Dreams

map

and

him

see

little rivers

other

magic
and

of

might

fascinating little

with

this

of

with

spread a

sufiicient water

well,he should

of

tain.
Moun-

surmised,

Gray

day exploring

should

sun

surrounded
of

Lake

headed,

the

spent

findingpromise
The

the

to

navigable, one

had

he

supper,

of waters, to the very

He

Pine

pipestem traced, for

pathway

were

down

coming

wagon

his fire.

to

knees, and

POPPLE

cruisers," Churchill

he had

When

THE

had
As

in

in imaginatio
chain

of

brotherhood

forgotten.

THE

But,

long
as

of

many

outfit

an

delivered

"Ericsson

Flora

the

"By

be

The

address,

such

Road's

here

up

and

before

you

want

you

to

writing
the hand-

"Who

the

are

Looking pine

for

the

early,I

in

night."

suppose

pretty tough.

squinting at

the

Gray opened his


Churchill," it
as

it

thought

is,and

ran

?"

Guess

we're

go-

if you

you

threatened
34,8

to

back

sky, went

to

letter.

"Karl

suggested

happenings, even
as

cap,

that

said.

Howe.

might

the news,

his

morning."

noted

he

you

He

clearing.

shower."

his horses,and

Dear

an

the

here
"If

it in the

Ed

startingback

teamster,

**My

of

course

Matheson's.

shack

sun-up.

in' to have

long

so

?"

you

sixty-four.We
"You'll

from

you

letter,and

Sterling and

"Dave

in

remarked.

obliged, Kelly,"

chaps with

recent

ketch

I'll take

Gray glanced at

you.

might

mail

any

"Much

letter

world

the

arrived

bulky

stakes," he

was

to it. In

us

Ledge
a

the

escape

not

Gray.
said

pulled your
back

from

found, forgettingmay

we

binds

took

it to

have

may

singlethread

teamster

send

us

willed,nor

be

hour
The

as

CHARLATANS

wish

to

that

Poor

your

your

I write

learn

Hghted
do.

me

gave

of

to

few

pipe witH

Karl

! He

is

ON

CAMP

THE

Rhoda

terriblyupset by
reports of
the

cause

not

it

with

I inclose.
of

some

You

now.

in her

interest

your

never

be

can

in whom

person

tidings. Perhaps

I dare

say

of the

out

best, and
take

in the

given

before

mad

the

child

in her

Rhapsody

that

the

she

had

with

uncheerit is ; for

promptly,

what

am

come

for

hoping

the

I shall

going

now

we

'romance,' with
wish

Rhapsody.

for
have

her

night, and

just

she

note

the

play

the first

from

spared

in
the

day

their

and

Karl

change

you

she

though
almet

destinies

myself

last

Brahms

really friends;

feeling that

been

sent

request, when

not

except
the

last

to

at

appear

knows

night's programme,

usual

newspaper

Hope

play

pictures.
might

you
It

curious

to

curious

that

me

was

herself

girls were

one

reason
so

"I

No

drowned

stead;

tells

linked.
real

will forgive

it,as

am

you

She

asking

the

Hope
Rhoda

conservatory

Winston,

Hope

consider

disturb

from

Rhoda.

iSrst about

concert

dramatically,a

peace

However,

so

little

her

as

get this letter until you

hear

not

Rhoda,

to do.

you

"But

were

woodland

of doing
responsibility

the

to ask

if I do

pain

interested,you

I shan't

tall timber.

I will not
of

somewhat

he

will not

you

It is

much

saw

say

otherwise.

only slight; but

may

disturbingyour

my

to

you

paper
news-

Overstudy, they

believe

us

tragedy brought forward,

f ul

suicide,the

pleasant story, Churchill, and

you

Weathers'

which

but

was,

POPPLE

THE

was

have

wonderful,
349

heard
it

was

that

unearthly. The

CHARLATANS

THE

hands

soul

the

was

like the

is still
It

there

hasn't

Hope
and

told

called

seeing

broken

there, but

the

dear

aversion

only

him.

for

the

can

take

will

readily understand

sound

Forgive

how

the

"Now
more

Hope

money

for

accept

assistance

talked

to

good.

to

view

is set

and

the

you

think

who

would

thought

mere

that

know

if the

but

burying

on

that

of

offer

just how

of

friends.

wept,

even

match

tense
in-

came

to
S50

the

that

(You

of

salt.) You

such

sentiments
in October.

happiness.

own

my

It

yesterday'stragedy.
It

lessons,and

her

saw

is to be married

her future.

music

from

her, and

She

and

cused
ex-

too, is

father.

grain

who

reference

about

we

suade
dis-

be

to

He,

is her

cheerful

in
dreadfully selfish,

seems

no

again

see

woman

young

to

Arthur

declares

and

sex,

that, Churchill, with

to

trying

begged

thought

at once,

suddenly acquired an

male

to

home

help me.

to

but

sure,

something

Arthur!

us

girl has

she wishes

man

of

it

Hope

Poor

Some

up.

but

ago,

going
of

here

were

you

hour

an

from

badly

wish

(I

be
"

difficult time

understand

don't

of it all

She talks of

me.

ward,
piecesafter-

strain,to

back

Hope,

course,

all to

hysterical.I

something

soul, Churchill,

Of

is,went

terrible

having

am

her.
West

was

to be

seems

she

bit

the

Weathers.

feminine

quite.

"

Rhoda

of

true

and
her

Winston's, but

Hope

were

is too

I have

it doesn't

herself
makes
from

formulate

she has

seems

in

proud

talked
do

Mrs.

and

bit of

Swiftwater,
wild.

me

to

Don't

Maybury,

it,the

matter

CHARLATANS

THE

who

gave

splendidand

rhapsody, evoking
lady

young

furore

modest

too

was

it all," as

Flora

chat

Karl

with

north

"

details,not

wishing

thus

Winston;

to

he

Again

There

was

he

to

first

to

he

had

back

recalled

farewell

his

of

and

uneasiness

not

pressedGeist

over-Interested

In

for
Miss

declined,a possibleopportunit

to ; and

this time

than

protegee

she
was

the

request

quite willing to compl}^

was

to offer her

plan, formed
with

had

of

Leith

May-

tial
substan-

more

given hitherto,and,

the person

who

could

the head

of the

reading

of the

communicate

this done, he

reaches

on

best

might

return

Popple, and
352

Flora's

and

Kelly to Ledge,

Zenith, at

point he

wire

magic

back

go

steamer

by

letter

could

the matter.

Gray's

which

the

Gray delay Ills departure

lost,or

suggested,she

arrange

was

the

"something

question,he thought,

encouragement
Flora

the

her.

which

no

which

looked

friend's

seem

appealed

was

bury's readiness

as

He

to

had

serve

with

one

that

country.

He

his

Geist,

of

respond."

was

surmised.

wish
plainly-evidenced

was

applause, to

to

there

through again. Yes;

the

of

put by the clippings,and

Gray

for

convincing rendition

letter,

proceed by

great lake, from

with
to

the

Mrs.

Maybury

Ledge,
wild

and

waters

the
be-

CAMP

THE

yond;

ON

and

paddle

to

POPPLE

THE

and

pack,

the

the

of

joys

known
un-

trail.
But

the second

on

to the

on

headstrong

herself

genius

to

of

in the way
what
he

be

interested'^?

Winston

did
with

must

Flora
a

grain

the

remark

not

take

by

mean

be.

with

cision
de-

false

no

stand

to

cisely
duty. (Prein whom
are

you

always

deep import, or they

the matter
friends

Her

"You

take

can

Miss

money.
were

to her

put

believed

to believe in herself.

of salt"?

failed of

must

such

italics

about
difficulty

acquiesceif

brought

She

art, and

person

muring
im-

God-given

was

this

ing.)
penstrokes,signifyingnoth-

no

it would

be

her

allowed

be

"a

woman's

possess

may

be

would

properly, as
she

by

emotional

would

There

to her

perfect discharge of
mean

mere

foolishlyof

absurd

scruples,should

did Flora

puzzling. They
may

duty

be better

not

hamlet.

remote

munication,
com-

personally with

talked

selfish and
sacred

trivial

pride, no

it would

Swiftwater, wasting

how

see

she owed

may

in

Matheson's

reason

who

the desert air of

on

made

be

city,and
woman

young

Miss

whether

wondered

he
to go

reading of

in her

(And

what

that, Churchill,

Probably nothing. Analyzed,


would

Wlio
specialsignificance.

grain

of

salt
353

declaration

by

vital

THE

CHARLATANS

still in her

woman,

young
male

teens, of aversion

for

the

sex?)
he in love?

Was

but

did not

He

sprang

and

up

stop

went

to debate

his

to

over

the question,

neighbor's

camp-fire.
"Is there

is

boat

The

teamster

due,

ain't she?"

"Don't

to-night,Kelly?"

up

reflected.

know?"

you

Gray's

-that's

"Thursday night
"

the

cruisers,who

meal.

"She'll

The
that

other

there

be

Gray pulled his


who

fears

the

in love?

The

had

He

rocky
He

six hours

to

heavy

the

boat
with

the

evening

not

information

till Monday.

up

the haste

sudden

question did

of

resolution.

man

he

Was

press,

but

the

twenty

cover

time

did.

miles

to

required twelve,

team

so

the road.

was

put

change

of

clothingand

pack-sack, and

into

his

The

tent, blanket

canoe,

for

of

one

up

midnight."

tent-stakes

Ericsson's

Ledge.

right,"spoke

be another

Bradsliaw

mildly impatient.

was

volunteered

cooling of

scant

'bout

along

not

tone

inquired.

the

see,

paring potatoes

was

woodsman

would

"Let's

he

and

strapped

supplieswere

against the threatening


S54

small

some

poncho
stowed

shower.

articles
outside.

under
One

of

the
the

THE

CAMP

cruisers

lent

ON

hand

abruptly

reminded

him

the

with

miles

two

"Guess

to the

camp-breaking,
Lake

of the

of

and

Gray,

turned

Dreams,

to

inquiry:
did you

the way,

"By

POPPLE

THE

east

of Loon

you

mean

happen

ever

Lake

Mud

on

about

pond

?"

Lake,

don't

map.

Some

?" the other

you

ventured.
"It's

by

not

named

mile wide.

my

Stream
Mud

that's

"Yes;

on

friend, but

clear

sick.

dog

Mud

said

Lake,"

"Tamarack
'd make

north

runs

Lake's

the

out

of it."

the

woodsman

round

I've struck

miles

two

it,and

phatically.
em-

the

water

holes,

lonesome

some

damnedest

long

ditch

ever

into."

got

smiled.

Gray
but

I've

"I

changed

assistance."

He

thinking of camping there,

was

mind.

my

swung

his

Much

pack

obliged for
to his shoulders

your

and

lightedhis pipe.
The
take
on

this

Pine

Goin'
"No.

along," he
Mountain

to leave

said.

lantern.

the shower
a

"Better

ketches

job keepin' the

you
trail.

outfit here.?"

you

it in Ericsson's

"If

you'llhave

your

I want

Grood-by,boys

with

approached

teamster

barn.

to haul

I may

!"
355

it in to-morrow

be back

in

and
a

stow

fortnight.

CHARLATANS

THE

waved

Gray
pace

and

his

hand

and

off

set

at

Kelly, looking after, remarked

to

four-mile
his

panions
com-

"Guess
such

that

thunderin'

letter

from

was

hurry

to

answer

556

his

best

it."

girl,he's in

CHAPTER

THE

river

belt

through

brushed

with

the

liANTERN

the

Beyond

of

BEARER

the

trail

south

pine, debouching

second-growth

air,lifeless

The

XXX

for hours,

flung uphill

firs and

plain

poplars.

beginning

was

burnt

on

to

stir

Here

again.

poplar leaves, tireless friskers, first responded,

and

presently set

The

blue

of

the

sky

mad

the

the

burning

another

zone

of dense

gorge

to

was

mark

the

lower

cheek

the

of

herbage.
A

out.

the

young

drop
rainman

plain.

Past

There

for

slowly blotted

was

plashed against

stridingover

pace

the

path pitched

forest,to

down

the foot of Pine

scarcely enough light in


the

rocks

that
357

through

strewed

this

it, and

tain.
Moungreen

Gray

CHARLATANS

THE

the

lighted
feeble

lantern.

Instantly
white

challenge: a

thunder

called

The

to the

Lantern

it about

his

lane's end

shoulders.

crossed

the

tliick

had

closed

Its

Up
swept
tracks

the

the
of

Sheets

earth

to

sapless boles

timber

the

at

could

last.

stand

the last

fighting his

way

up

knees

and

again, and

again

against

giant boulder

drenched^spent

in wind

to be abroad

such

-a

positionhe

on

felt to be

on

and

long

since

fires,only wheelseemed

the

again

the

between

crest

pines,
of

stoutest

this

of

the thunder-claps
dead

of

pitch,was

the

gale. Gray,
beaten

finallyforced
the

pensable.
indis-

steady.

was

crashing

against

mon
uncom-

proved

weirdly

Only

which

foam-flecked.

ridge

defined

flame

ing
fall-

was

of

Mountain,

The

way.

put
the

brook

and

it

and

reached

forest

by

filled with

were

he

lantern

the brief intervals

and
acclivity,

brought

Pine

slope of

heavy

marked

ablaze.
the

of

the

small,but

lightwas

grassy

bare

in, and

opened.

stream

the

gloom,

the rain

roiled

already

limpidness,was
Darkness

as

the

up

poncho

time

slanting rods.

remembered

road,

his

into the open

emerged

steadilyin

the

By

the

the clouds

unstrapped

Bearer

and

flash rent

hills,and

took

nature

summit.

to

He

to

his

crouch
was

was

good

he

rose

from

abject,but he could

not

stand

muscle; yet it

night. Exultant,

358

THE

CHARLATANS

off at the first telegraph station,somewhere

Lighter

the

grew

Though

was

up.

and

sweet, and

dripping

of

the

The

Lantern

meadow

through

the

hush

stretched

this

small

upon

the

pack-sack

climb

the

on

the
row
sparof

passing

put

and
to

tablished
es-

flight

the trail.

breathingspellat

ascended,

in

natural

coursed.

stream

Save

undisturbed.

was

another

convulsion

different

bridge

long-deferredpipe, suddenly

his

from

the
finite
In-

the wild.

over

quite

cool

upstart pluvial torrent,

preludeto

of

be

moon

was

wing

be

walked

for

night

summer

was

though
man

of

brooded

peace

ridge to

which

brawling

serenity of

The

last

for the

only to

on,

air

issued

noiseless

on

halted

Bearer

of the

the

flew up

the

white-throated

strange shape that

the foot

for

odors

thanksgiving

footingfarther

stirred,the

Somewhere

owl

deluge. An

again by

breeze

grateful forest

shadows.

the wood

through

way

no

piped a hymn
the

slackened.

his pace

Unconsciously

In Canada.

of

of

The

sort.

ture,
na-

young

corduroy, smoking

sprang

his shoulders, and

up,

adjusted

began rapidly to

ridge.

Chill and

vanished

discomfort

clothing;weariness

fell away

originallylight,became

from
from

his rain-soaked

him;

imponderable
360

as

his

pack,

ether; the

THE

roots

that

snare

his

LANTERN

He

the

flyingfeet.

was

world

it !

in love ! And

the

to

Ledge

and

there

never

was

commonly

pretended

distant

time

hours

who

man

that

hours

been

he

one

can

and
not

miles

young

time.

is

muscles

annihilated
On

time

another

that

the

the

way,
rail-

for four

up

The

old

time,

on

and

space
our

young
the

by

whose
is to

two

Lantern

Bearer

for

but

dead

first

such

rough road,
"

covery
dis-

bridge

even

"

to make

361

an

and

are

was

wretched

even

purpose

gods

first

^figuratively;

"

For

horse.

the

it

some

long, maybe

tire. The

occasion

of

overwhelmed

for

No;

easier

and

is

jaded

separate them,

Love

and

woman,

uphill,over

considerable

heart

suddenly

loves

run

short,and

boat

punctual

hard.

subsequent desire,thought
the

catch

from

spur

breathed

He

breathing

was

has

the

to

as

she

Was

life.f^
spiritless

actually he

miles

to

anywhere

prickedhim,

rabbit.

or

in

late.

owl, striking terror


mouse

was

hoot

in her

in time

the Bradshaw.

arrive

to

the Bradshaw!

Damn

miss

not

he

tq

important thing

most

be another

not

he should

But

tub

would

vain

his element

ninety-odd

was

in

essayed

was

Ledge

to

get

trail

air

The

last he knew

was

steamer.

days.

the

across

grew

in love ! At

BEARER

any

breath

that

lovers

once

happy.

would

have

CHARLATANS

THE

found

stretch

the
an

was

the

through

wood.

The

skj, flushing the

light,and

white

timber

enchanted

hasting
up

of

picture

of

spruces

magnificently plumed

prodigious girth

varied.
infinitely

rainpools,and

the

showy

twinflower,which
in the air.

whose

of the

night and

is

love

birches

in

lover's

tion
composi-

wayside

green

The

and

of

scent

floated

lover's mood.

the

not

^yes;

"

yet untold,

as

to match

of

on

bunchberry.

scene

of

shimmered

moonhght
the

columns

silver

from

pure

disclosed

carpetedthe virgin woodland,

accepted

An

The

picked out

blossoms

and

single subject,but

"

the

trail

beauty: flanking

unconmion

was

with

way

in the

he

full-circled,

moon,

forest

bend

every

which

of

mood

whose

one

is in

mind

tumult.
How

of
words

his

declare

to

his

own

actions

and

to

to

this did

not

past

would

be

lost.

"

The

the

catch

task

erecting),how

consideration.
was

passion (a

matter

That

Bradshaw.

Four

of

beset with
reconcile
cry

for

culties
diffi-

it with

ate
immedi-

prime importance
lost, four

days

days! Ninety-sixhours!

nity
Eter-

The
breath.

Ledge

of the

summit
He
was

was

ridge at

in time.

still five miles

The
away,
362

last.

He

drew

little fishinghamlet

but

he could

see

deep
of
the

moonHt

the

of

whole

deserted

BEARER

LANTERN

THE

and

ten

east.

No

bay,
to the

shore-line

the

of

miles

dark,

light was

steamer

visible.
The

road, and

wagon

lake

descent

last

but
sound

borne

was

The

southwest

lay
put

the Bradshaw

would

could

and

pick him

any

moment

headland

The

reason.

up.

Time

from

dark.
A

ers
steam-

skiffs

supplies.

In

that

apprehended
without

whistle

captain would

flash

would

hold

stop

in earnest.

asleep. Even
it

business

tremendous

the

she

no

At

off the

her

course,

shore.

sound

glance at

the

light might

steamer's

mile

was

shore, and

pressed now

east, and

There

too

suspended.

was

out

sea,

and

Ledge by

boat

the

whose

the

facts. Gray

pass

villagewas

Ericsson,
was

get

the
to

than

more

these

with

of

surf.

of the

weather

passengers

communication

weather

if he

mile

ominous

heavy

in.

ordinary

off

take

to

Familiar

but

half

boat

In

Ledge.

within

to

out

heavy

at

launch

to

great
fled;
unruf-

an

booming

raised

the

way

hill

fair

seemed

the

the

"

had

storm

heavy, perhaps,

harborage

to him

the

its bosom

down

wound

up

of

most

Distant,

Gray

as

the

for

in view.

was

plain sailing,over

was

was

the lake
sea

was

363

to

meet

disclosed

pounding

the house
the
the
on

oi

steamers,
sufiicient
the

rocky

THE

shore.

communication

No

The

Lantern

heard

above

the

woods"

lake

the

for

take

would

the

saw

miles
the

lagoon

and

up,

for

Could

face.

could

"

such

sea?

such

drowned
He

sprang
the

was.

window.

upper

he had

"gone

Perhaps

Gus

steamer.

But

Jansen's

place?

It

into

Jansen
was

not

was

the

loose

well

mouth

of

spray

flew

ten

down

to

skiffs huddled

in

He

ran

creek.
him.

over

looked

he drive the skiff


he venture
swam

the

the

get through

Dare

the

away

perhaps

was

out.

of

one

turned

he

as

She

light.

full minute
he

and

woman,

night Leander
for

to

of
a

to the

out

standing

cast

at the

shower

two.

Mr.

the

and

and

shore

at home

or

Bradshaw^s

distant

an

it

be

school-house.

the

thanked

Gray
he

Gray

rough?

too

first above

day

door,

Eventually

from

posed.
pur-

would

summons

surf.

him

not

was

Mr.

of the

was

Ericsson's

at

loud

so

answered

Ericsson

Mr.

battered

even

roar,

voice

woman's

No

the

the Bradshaw

with

Bearer

whether

wondering

CHARLATANS

straightened

He

breakers?

mile

in the

adventure

or

And

through

more

it?

Pooh!
.

the

yond
be-

Hellespont

On,
and

love.
into the
skiff's

shallow

lagoon, lashed the

stern-thwart, and
364

advanced

to

tern
lan-

the

the

When

surf.

the

line of

BEARER

LANTERN

THE

scrambled

and

his cockle-shell into the smother

pushed

he

broke

roller

biggest

aboard.

The

steady way
rolled

of

remarking

it is indeed

thanks

to

the

time,

as

the

to

of

know

he

slow

but

sea.

She

her

lake

in

gers,
passen-

be

touch

to

how

the

would
ahead

hours

the

along

camps

golf cape

passengers

made

ficer
of-

revenue

nobody good

blows

several

wondered
at

chatty

Bradshaw*

lumber

was

of

woman

that

would

woman

Vrhere

The

young

the

attempts

young

the

gale

head

no

discomfort

ill wind

an

fishingvillagesand
The

the

southwest

tumbling

state-room.

or

forging

was

despitethe hour, preferredthe

whom,

cabin

was

reach

the

great deal, to

to

that

Bradshaw

through

many
deck

old

sedate

at

of
the

shore.

captain could

given time, the

coast

was

so

monotonously indistinguishable.
watch

"His

his

at

lift in the
A
**What

the
comes

young

tells

"We

owTi.

shore-Hne

very

him," explained the officer,


glancing

passing Ledge

are

is the

high

land

back

now.

That

of the

lage.
vil-

pretty placeby day."

is that
woman

lightahead, bobbing
asked.

"It's

again !"
S65

gone

up
now.

and

down
There

?^^
it

CHARLATANS

THE

The

officer looked.

revenue

turned

He

enough."

to

window

wheel-house

"There

silent

light,sure

who

man

fool

"Who's

is

stood

enough

to

the

by

out

put

to-night,Ole.?"
had

mate, who

The

whistle

the

for

reached

the

seen

and

cord

fore,
be-

minutes

light some

blew

long

blast.
"He's
the
He's

his

got

old

he

is,"pursued

Gus

Jansen.

him, whoever
"It

officer.

revenue

daring

with

nerve

be

must

and

Norwegian,

will

take

any

chance."
lives !" the

Viking spiritstill

"The
exclaimed

woman

young

romantically.
mate, and

the

said

"Starboard!"

the

rang

engine

bell.
the

As

With
to

her

positionof

the

skiff

sea,

was

"That

on

and

isn't Jansen,"

to the

in. Two

watch

fast

adventurer.

deck-hands

the

was

seen

to

he

of

the verge

line made

on

was

bailingwith

was

below, Miss, and

down

master

desperate oar

one

the

bore

Bradshaw

be

her

holding
his

precarious.

free

nose

hand.

up
The

swamping.
said the

the

of the

steamer

caught it,and

leaned

"Come

man.

revenue

landing."

forward
He

Viking craft,

over

366

the

was

flung

skiff swung

the aft gangway

rail,

CHAPTER

XXXI

LOVE

THE

rolled

Gray,
while

aboard

berth

Every

in

out

connection

Gray

in the

the

disabled

from

his eye,

coach

His

the

the

cabin

left

and

arm

with

passengers
"

whitecapped waters.

for the

and

illeffect.
368

lake

held

infrequent

metropolis.

his

of this

train.

garments

sentable
pre-

hung limp, transiently


the

and

lake

waves

and,

to

country-sidewere

^he still felt himself


Otherwise

floor,

The

steamer

appointments

himself

his battle

curiously unstable

on

engine-room.

and

train

noon

able to make

again.

being occupied,

Zenith, establishingan

to the luxurious

was

Bradshaw

sunrise,

for

with

Thanks

dried

by

straightcourse

the

blanket, couched

his wardrobe

flattened

QUEST

pitching on

the adventure

had

no

THE

He

bought

LOVE

he

could

When

is

Hving

the

creations

of

the

magazine

away

after

pipe
long

made

up

hours

attenuated

weavers

of

So

and

paced

and

to take

and

possible
"

he

seem

tossed
ing
smok-

coach,

it took

water, and

station.

leaving a

as

the buffet

page.

he

wondering why

unusually early,that

away

the

upon

tales I

short

story, how

pipe,

after

way

read

to

love

the

tried

his mind

keep

not

change engines,and

to

under

and

magazine

story, but
one

QUEST

might sleepas

then

many

awake

lay

get

his berth

had

He

to

so

past

midnight.
The

the

looked

for

the

around
he

Then

track

that
cab, but, reflecting

long

for

an

compromised
he

he

wished

appeared
carts

grocer

and

that

stretch

night, the

ridden

out

on

had

autumn

in awkward
the

way

was

Street, he

Atwood

able,
avail-

being

None

the

chosen

than

more

in

that

trolleycar.

drays, the

of the

to

automobile.

obstructed

asperatingly deliberate
certain

stretch

reached

he

again strikingwhen

was

hailed

city. He
slow

too

hour

noon

drivers

turning
had

past,

commonly

out.

he

touching

conductor's

^'Atwood

Street, please." He
369

arm

were

interminable
and

Hope
the

and

recalled the

car

with
ex-

before

Once

silence,relieved by

woman's

The

of which

seemed
when

cab.

"

had

young

saying:

little trem-

CHARLATANS

THE

ble in her voice,the red spot in cheek, the flash in eye.


her

But

the

proved transient; he

resentment

that

meetings

himself

to blame

followed

fancied

and

friendship;

On

read

he

he

in her

relations,it

altered;

had

nor

sacrifice

should

original force.
taxed

might
The

the

He

This

best

time

re-creatingtlie image
her

hand,

her

him
to

he

was

Atwood

waiting
No.

surpriseat

than

more

Street

for

on

were

not

that

Miss

art

in certain
the

the

curity
se-

passing

materially
Winston

urge

of

its

it

if

"

circumstances,

solution

of

which

in

profitablyemployed

more

of the

in her

welcome.
car

slow-down,

He

pating
in antici-

woman,

young

eyes

should

that

rode

tell

the last block

step, debarked
and

of

the pressure

his appearance,

the

than

lost any

still to

"

inspirationof propinquity.

the

hoped-forlook

park

more

only

her

problem

was

in the

"

was

prepared

left to

be

present

was

it

argument

was

had

ure
pleas-

slipping from

is true,

everythingto

to take

something

but

inconsistency
; or,

with

recant.

to

occasion

If

forgiven.

seemed

eyes

ited
exhib-

infrequent,he

felt himself

peril.Their

been

were

one

self -elimination

of

had

she had

always

in his company.
he

and

repentance,

proper

had

walked

without

rapidly

to

mention

of

69.
Mrs.

Grady

answered

the
S70

bell. At

the

LOVE

THE

Miss

Winston's

cloud

again.

her;

could

nor

removed.
the
in

her

name

The

lighted up,

Jesurin

would

longer

no

remember

or

say

Madame

gentleman

face

lady

young

she

But

QUEST

step

only

abided

whither

would

with

she

had

and

know,

stairs Madame

up

to

if

would

be

shortly.
hesitated.

Gray
;

but, then. Flora

"Thank
and

Mrs.

kitchen
and

dining-room ;
the

might

few

minutes,"

also

her

she

was

rang,

upon

beautiful

late tenant.

Such

natured,

entirelylovable.

visitor.)'Twas

especiallysad day

sad

for

day

of tea

cup

after

months

Encouraged
Mrs.

Grady
Hfe

at

of

by

rendered
No.

he

said,

that

69.

eon
her lunch-

tably
hospi-

was

the kettle

While

she had

lady !

young

thetic
sympa-

so

"

(Affirmativenods
when

Patrick,

sang,

appreciationof

an

she

the

her

sweet-

from

departed;

fetcher

who, deprived of his guardian angel, had


grace

dress
ad-

reception-hall

preparing

visitor.

to the

audience, launched

so

friend's

Grady, occultlyapprised

Mrs.

her

be at home

not

was

as

door-bell

suggested

the

know

stairs.

up

Grady's

when

would

I will wait

you;

followed

and

Flora

of

an

coals,

fallen from

sobriety.

interrogationsmarkedly
a

faithful
The

two

"71

account

little

of Miss
rooms

were

casual,
ton's
Wins-

just

CHARLATANS

THE

she left them

as

in. He

exhibited

In this
her

perhaps

point Mrs.

"

this

In

larger

worked.
the
she

suddenly

was

Miss

Winston
to

was

"thrifle"
he

had

gone

accepted the

square

Jesurin

"What

she continued.
I love

city so
He

soon

But

As

in the
well

is such

do

he

had

Then
which

Mr.

take

with
on

Gray
the

which

tude.
grati-

Gray!"

How

why

and
while

silent

bordered

linen

of

appeared

"Nature

them!

lived

readiness

The

Sie, Mr.

pleasure!

emphasis.

handkerchief

was,

domicile.

without.

away

him.

"Wirklichy wirklich
Madame

had

blessed

of

she

lady that day, he might

with

along

the

conducted

of

thoughtfully

was

reminded

the young

see

had

little cook

Winston

Miss

room

surveyed

man

young

polite.

Winston

smart

like to peep

Grady thought worthy

Grady

Mrs.

than

more

Miss

tiny apartment

would

Gray

interest

an

housekeeping. And

too

Mr.

you

doorway.

looking!"

are

you

The

restorer.
come

back

to

woods,
the

hot

?"

repliedthat

returned

on

matter

of

business.
"Mr.

Gray

addhress,"

is wantin'

Mrs.

to know

Miss

Hope's prisint

Grady explained,with

eye.
S72

twinkling

THE

has

she

"Ach,

is at her home

Alas,

it

LOVE

QUEST

left the

in Clearwater

only

was

was

she had

West, whom

mirrored

Miss
the

the

October

tea

^as

who

flat,and
woman

niver

Hope,

Grady

the

with

women

him;

in

and

of

of the
had
to

Jesurin

Grady,

for

appetizing luncheon

take

and

her

tay

with

her

to

part,

vived
re-

in her humble
which

to

Madame.

the

"Sure,

Princess,"

first

attracted

first appearance

invited

recalled

railway carriage,she

instantly was

Hope's

topic of

exhaustless

Mrs.

declared.

Observing

their

Madame
guest's mystification,

laughed softly. Perhaps


heard

up."

ye

not.'* Mrs.

was

expected

tay,'*ic't.t
adjured

Madame

pursued.

day when,

memories

young

ago.

in his face ; Mrs.

of

sipped,the

was

was

Princess
"

hour

an

into the kitchen.

went

Winston

met

the cup

'twill cheer

the three
While

her

"

man

have

laughed, perforce, and

He
and

and

now,

the young

thur
Ar-

by

vocal.

was

"Come,

upon

the

departed

informed

so

chanced

Gray's disappointment was


Grady's

had

true; Hope

too

"She

Madame.

is it Swiftwater?"

or

"

before; Madame

afternoon

cried

city!"

about

the

Prince

and

ignorance; whereupon
873

Mr.

the
he

Gray

had

Chariot.'^
was

He

informed

urin
Jesnever

fessed
con-

of

THE

CHARLATANS

Alice Winston's

childish

fancy, and

ested
deeply inter-

was

therein,
have

"Ye

the

when

he took

assured

He

handkerchief?"

Mrs.

pered,
whis-

Grady

his leave.

her

that

it

quite

was

safe

in

his

pocket.
"

'Tis

fine weather

observed, with
Mr.

for

thrip to

benedictorysmile.

the

country," she

"Good

luck

to ye,

Gray."

He

down

went

the

stairs

feehng

rather

foolish,and

happy.
baselessly
With

the

fourfold

the

by

section

repairedin

now

Maybury
with

The

her

from
a

city.

that

say

certain

so

morning

far

she

Hope, urging

had
the

brief visit home, and

these

to

more

apartments

he

preparationsagainst

was

he

telephoned to

his way

on

to

sult
con-

matter.

discovered,had alreadybeen
Maybury

Mrs.

as

To

Then
he

Matheson's

young

his residence

made

Swiftwater.
to

in

turn

cab, and

little fortune, increased

shifted

certain matter, he

disposed of,
That

in

had

of the

flying trip to

Mrs.

his

lucky

speculation,Gray
desirable

of

return

answered

girlto
had

career.

S74

return

could
farewell

to the

do

so.

letter

city,after

offered to finance her

sical
mu-

THE

to

tempt

CHARLATANS

analyze the sensation, he

read

and

thrilled

again.
Alice Winston
the

cabman

and

Red,
lack

Blue

leave

for

Matheson

the

city;

His

sum

of

of Flora's

Hope's
"Her

*'but I

the

should

not

did not

look

former,

he

departed
had

Flora

up

learned,
from

set up

friend

gravely and

much

talk, and

it all"

without

"intense

fancy that

es-

prise.
sur-

visible in the

were

which

Gray
was

aversion
are

learned
not

the

rightman

was

thing
"somein the

cess
explainedPrin-

enough,"
could

the

included

for the male

natural

sician's
mu-

older; his boyishness

information, and which

sentiments

neath
be-

an

pupils being at present few, there

opportunity for
back

to

Colossus, and

seemed

He

child

chased
pur-

and

Green,

Swiftwater

latter had

effects of the ordeal

face.
flown.

the

he

own.

greeted his

The

for

The

of the

of his

train

Geist.

Karl

instructed

he

winter.

decided

and

the

The

he

hours,

roof

and

coming

two

tabHshment

Geist

the

head,

book-store,where

colors.

first available

of the

out

had

other

entertainment
the

to

Fairy Book,

all the

As

was

drive

to

the

into his

popping

sex."
said

modify

Geist;
them

"

in time."

Gray mentioned, somewhat


376

that
hastily,

Mrs.

May-

THE

bury

had

going

LOVE

written

to

Miss

Swiftwater

to

QUEST

Winston,

persuade

to

adding:

her

to

"I

am

the

accept

offer."
nodded.

Geist

would

You

other

The

by

"That

"Shall

better

sing her

colored.
of his

one

Miss

to the

Winston

to
a

suggestion,that

"

full force

and

laughed,
go,"

ences
infer-

after

have

you

Maybury's

Mrs.

suaded
perfer.?"
of-

smile.

yes," said Gray.

**Is your

to

woods

flicker of

so

decide

self.
it-

tune."

unwarranted

accept

"I think

Geist

of

care

embarrassing.

were

sex

own

Geist asked, with

"In

another

Somehow,

return

you

will take

matter

he

join you,

effect. Will

in his

old

replied.

877

manner.

you

stillin force.'*"

come

.?"

"Ye-es

"

if you

CHAPTER

WHICH

IN

*^May

THE

since

grandfather

princess,the
sleep
by

there

The

hundred

end

an

love and

They
time.

years,

whom

Prince

young

she
all

was

weighing

to this

rare

There

was

things
never

on

the

in

was

was

she

should

and

be

must

waked

reserved.^*
these

fireat
matter,

brisklyin

lieving,
words, be-

that

to look

the

he

could
on

by

into it.

tales

prince that weighed


378

heard

this castle
that

seen;

that moment

so

about

now

adventure; and, pushed

honor, resolved

order

there

is

father, who

my

beautifulever

most

without

put

from

that

say,

COMES

royal highness,it

I heard

hvng^s son, for

PEINCE

it 'please your

fiftyyears
my

XXXII

of

old

the mat-

IN

WHICH

ter,

THE

doubted

or

the

physical barriers
Pushed
of

horseflesh,the

the most

impetuous

Churchill
a

River.

It

him

in

looked

spoken

and

helpedto
if he

in

were

not

could
that

match.
upon

Mad

the
his

own

be

more

below

river; she

her

her

once;

her

bank.

had

feet

had

Perhaps

tripping by.

urged

He

which

raced

impatience. The

sight.

cle
mira-

pace

as

same

stream

was

away.

liveryhorse

the

see

his

to

can

the farther

should

foe

lingeringwas

valley of

than

on

on

sets

little river

more

swept

mounted

the

no

This

path

lingered he

Swiftwater

into

the

lady, once

been

day

our

surely

him

the

and

much

sunlight.

wear

had

the weary

the brown

it to

of

in

timbered

than
the

lover

and

country,

the

least of heroes

checked

was

attractive

them

honor,

Gray

water-bar,

north

between

COMES

of

surrender

love and

by

on

PEINCE

But

roofs

forward

the

of
luctant
re-

horse.
Mother

the

Winston

was

putting

strange gentleman tapped


her

Hastily wiping

hands

he bent

"This
out

may

upon

his hand.
have

"My

spoken

the

by

the

kitchen
she bade

when

door.
him

keenly-inquiring

her.

Winston,

is Mrs.

at

preserves

her apron,

on

enter, slightly disconcerted


look

up

know," he said, putting

is

name

of me."
379

Gray,

Your

daughter

THE

"Oh,

yes;

mother

from

over

"Yes

and

The

hired

letters."

closely in

her

little

The

"You

turn.

Vanceburg?"
it

drive. May
delightful

most

in the bam?"
man

will

"You

in her

"

him

found

horse

my

Mrs.

times

many

scrutinized

drove

put

CHARLATANS

summoned

was

stay

with

to attend

to-night,of

us

this.

to

said

course?"

Winston.

"Thank

I believe there

you.

are

no

trains

more

til
un-

to-morrow."
looked

Gray
"This

faced

is

child

"Won't

She

did

quickly as

Alice,"

so

said

shake

door

opened.

Winston,

Mrs.

into the

came

you

big brown

as

serious-

room.

Alice?"

hands,

said the visitor.

earnestlywith

him

gravely,looking at

eyes.
is

"Hope
"Alice

up

about,"

somewhere

said

mother.

the

will find her."


has

"Sister

gone

Gray.
"Mr.

Gray

dressing
river," said the child,ad-

the

up

"I will show


not

may

you

the

to walk

wish

way."
so

far," said

Mrs.

Winston.
"On

the contrary, I should

Then, in explanation
water:

"I

came

up

to

of
see

his
your

SSO

enjoy it," he declared.


appearance

husband,

in
Mrs.

SwiftWins-

IN

WHICH

ton,
her

music,"

he

little mother

The

the

piano, or

She

feels

on

was

her
is

money
talent

proud.

httle

hasty, I think,
exhausted.

were

your
not

after

rose.

not

can

giving

The

go

cause
be-

up

question
of

case

and

so

of

great

plays

will be

lady.

young

is very

Hope

well now."

very

I
difficulty,

no

in the

right light."

will all talk the matter

we

the

There

"

is considered

the matter
"But

us

she

I suppose

find

we

in

in the

simple to

seem

"Very well, indeed.

Oray

she

daughter possesses."

...

hope,when

home.

coming

afraid, because

reallya simple matter,

*'It does

since

music,

opened

not

studies."

funds

as

has

sighed. "Hope

am

"

explicitly.

more

mentioned

badly, I

her

with
**She

s.

added,

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daughter'sfuture

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matter

on

PRINCE

THE

over

Shall

fully

we

set

out,

and

the

pair

Alice.?"
"If

you

please,sir,"repliedthe

child

quested forth.
The

way
the

led

through sweet-smellingmeadows

little

river, to

narrowed, and
from
As

the

spot

where

greenwood

the

shut

vale

dering
borruptly
ab-

the stream

view.

they walked

along Gray

the little lady at his side

was

381

became

conscious

studying him

that

intently.

THE

forth

the

"Are

match

dear,"

so, my

her

chariot; it
didn't

have

though

her, surprising;

upon

in her mind

the Prince?"

you

"Did

suddenly

eyes

questiontopmost

hope

"I
to

his

turned

He

CHARLATANS

such

anything

not

gravity

bring

my

purple

distance.

great

with

answered,

I did

"But

own.

was

he

of

the

sort

And

they

Vanceburg,

at

inquiredeverywhere."
from

come

you

way,

off, where

way

sister

.f^"

was

from

"Yes;
where

there

way,

are

so

off; from

way

many

people,you

big kingdom,

could

never

count

them."
"Is

it at the end

"The
there.

end

Alice

day,

shook

mother

come

and

her

head.

in the

will go,

hear

thousands

that

little one,

too

you

railway stops

will make

ney
jour-

kingdom."

"But

are

yes ; the

Oh,

"I

must

stay

at

home

and

mother."

help

to

of the track.?

Some

to the

of the track.?"

of

her

play,in

people.

fairy tales,is

"No," repliedAlice,on
didn't

have

too.

pianos once

Sister

will want

great

There

you

hall where

isn't

all

there

anything

like

there?"

reflection. "Sister
upon
382

time.

But

says

they

they
had

CHARLATANS

THE

"Did

child,her
"A

they

say

you

chariot?"

the

asked

dancing.

eyes

*Alice.'

marked

package,

stout

in the

were

You

miss

can't

it."
"Thank
bows

ribbon

Prince," she said, and

you,

bobbing

along

woodland

the

There
the

trees.

by

This

fallen

clung

tree

alders, from

behind

the

on

pool.

seemed

had

narrow

to

The

path,

be

the

river, crossing it

it vanished
the

came

through

until, the

little way,

which

road

one

little

the

pass,

side of

other

to

every

said, but

Alice

dwindling to

fallingin

singing heart

way.

as

was,

Gray, feeling

with

youthful himself, continued

very

be

down.

and

up

off,her

hurried

in

crossing only

of

water

farther, must
recalled

He

stream.

of

maze

sound

if it went

valley

what

little distance

back.

Peering through
silver

arc

of

the

tangle, he

green

cascade; and

that

his quest

apprised by

of

his heart

to

attempt

so

thickly set that, clinging to

one

might

passage

find

through

footing on

cautiously,for

the

depth. Suddenly

at

was

the

an

the

their

wall

he

stream

below
above

beating
decided

These

were

the

of

branches.

he descried
384

the

end,

alders.

the

marked

pass,

vanced
ad-

He

was

of

known
un-

his head

COMES

PRINCE

THE

WHICH

IN

solitarystrawberry, pendent

from

crevice

in

the

cHff.
He
reached

reached

for

again

"

it, but

and

dropping knee-deep

his grasp

slippedfrom
in

river

strawberry.

885

the

water.

fell short.

He

bridge of alders,
But

he

had

the

XXXIII

CHAPTER

^A ND

THE

And

now,

Princess
tender

waited

than

long

of

Hope

the
no

and

sat
face

pool?

Or

world

far away

beyond

end, the

an

with

him,

to

more

eyes

to admit

seem

said

her

now

and

up

it

was

rubbed
the

among

real than

more

violins,floating
up
How

him

looking on

she

at

was

of:

"You

"Is

have

while.**

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side

and

Prince?**

my

AWAKENS

enchantment

firstview might

the

Princess
she

the

as

awakened,

it yaa,

BEAUTY

SLEEPING

alders

only

the voices
from

seemed

valley!
"

386

her

on

part

Had

eyes.
the
of

thither

her

of flutes and

dream,
dayhorns

the river?
her brief existence
^more

remote

than

in the
it had

SLEEPING

seemed

BEAUTY

year

but

the

past is

thousand

sev'n
She

of her

the

And

kindness

of

heart, her

have

have

no

had

been

and

Mr.

doubt

mated.

lose

revisit the

Stanley

years

see

and

Flora
an

innocent
She

of her

her
thusiasms,
en-

hoped

would

he

he would

be married
ever

the

should

city moon,
and

in

ways
al-

October,

afterward.

she learned

she

sedate

in the

best-paying

Arthur!

that

now

of the

only

felt certain.

happily

hence, if

glimpses

by
are

could

voted

painfully as

dear

would

live

lines,
out-

had

nature.

one

kindly,she

would

she

Ten

she

Once

so

Poor

Jones

visit

language students, and

new

greatlysurprisedwhen

choice, but

We

her

people

hardest

the

affection,her

economize

West.

of the

as

disappointmentin time, and

remember

and

real

she would

patrons, Arthur

Flora

"Yesterday's

she remembered

; now

many

to

past. Probably

his

ture,"
fu-

"near

privilegedto

softened

unfailing good

would

over

bore

her

get

been

unlovely traits.

Jesurin

not

friends

she had

distance

most

Madame

would

the

than

nearer

former

planet that

overnight.

Madame

never

of

speak

may

years."

thought

of another

We

ago.

AWAKENS

of Flora's

pair
by
she

She

well

were

any

chance

would

jSnd

doting couple, surrounded

interestingfamily.

all,beloved reader,
"

387

^with whom

I must

soon

CHARLATANS

THE

part,

^we

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when

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stories of
shall not

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and

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the

stories

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so

know

we

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Princess

of

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cerning
con-

of

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to

end;
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ticular
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"

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up

and

"

called

alders

by

splashed through
and

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to

around!"

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the

rent.
cur-

through the

dripping hat.

him

"

or

smothered

excitedly:

pointing

pool,waist-deep,his

laughed gaily

helped him

and

we

again.

wind

splash,and

man

young

the

closelyat

to

"You

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cade.
cas-

Impossible, wildly impossible suggestion!

face,

we

Some

and

on

split.It

and, seeing her, waved

sprang
go

particularrock

looked

Presently she

She

hear

tempestuous,

life

Likely

unhampered.

visiblyagitated,and

exclamation.

known.

smoothly

will

the

to ourselves.

Hope

were

greenery,

is

run

be

bark

this sort

They

will

the

point out

have

again, nor

fancy

our

matrimonial

keep

them

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"plots,'

of

continuing

to

we

women

on

dreamers

way,
is on,

foresee,will

others, we
we

mood

the

men

up

the

when

she

eyes

took

his

He
her

on

hand

bank, commiserating him

on

plight.

"The

cause

of my

undoing,
S88

and

now

itself undone,"

he

said, exhibiting the

his

palm.

Hope

"Will

put

cheeks

and

They

by
he

"Confess,"

"You

wilder
"I have

the very

was

answered

in another

valley,

of Dreams?"

it here."
the

leaped to

last person

she

find the Lake

you

cedar,

to see."

pictured you

to seek

come

heart

Her

dead

freshet.

thoughts,"

my

Did

waters.

of

log

thought
in

"But

tremulously.
by

said,"that

last

were

the

spring

you

Berry, lips

mouth.

to her

on

some

that

against

color.

one

together

down

in the world

tiny fruit
of

were

crushed

strawberry,

still accept it?"

you

the

sat

brought

AWAKENS

BEAUTY

SLEEPING

which

message

the

speech

convej^ed.
"But

know

you

was

here?

came

days ago."

only two
"So

should

^how

"

Jesurin, informed

friend, Madame

mutual

our

me."

For
Mrs.

been to the

have

"You

he

answer

Grady
it

beyond

hand

out

got

Mrs.

"This

had

drew

city?"
forth

intrusted
her

reach

for it. Then,

the

to him

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which

handkerchief

laughing

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hold-

when, scarlet-faced,she put


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THIRTEENTH

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By Brand

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vitalityof treatment
the triumph and strength of love.
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