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to inapect them on their return in ord. make aure that I am not upon the wrong track.* But how do you propose to do that ? Unfortunately, I cannot very well "1.. Jack answered. "The presence of the ma8 with him would prevent any chance of my going up to apeak to him. Between ourselves the young fellow has a lot of money, and it i. pretty well understood that the people here abouts, I leave you to fill in the blanks, Mre doing their best to obtain it. Naturally tbey are not anxious that he should make the acquaintance of strangers. I want to get him away from them and back to his own people." "You are playing a very worthy part," Tollington answered, warmly. "You are member of the family, I suppose ? "I hope to marry his sister," Jack an.werecl. and that seemed to the merchant a perfectly satisfactory reply. For the next quarter of an hour they were Husiljr occupied in endeavouring to work out tome scheme by which they might entice the Gerraaift from his companion. They were not successful* however. By this time they had returned to the cornev of the street in which the house was situated, and were keeping a sharp look-out for the two men. They had'been absent for upwards of an hour, and now, according to the German'* promise, it was time for them to return. It was not, however, until another fifteen minute* had elapsed that Jack spied them a hundred yards or so down the street. "There they are," he said to hit companion, and as he spoke the elder man entered the building before which they were standing. "Come along as quickly as you can," criea. Jack, in a fever of excitement. "The Germaat has gone into that house, and I may be in time to obtain an interview with his companion befor. he comes out." He hastened forward at such a speed that the stout little merchant found it extremely difficult to keep up with him. As they hurried along Jack implored him to enter the buildings whatever it might be (it proved to be a win. ehop) and engage the man in conversation, while he delivered the letter from Inez, and one he had written himself, which he had brought with him. Although his companion did not speak German he gladly consented to do what he could, and on reaching the door of the wine shop he hastened into it. Meanwhile Jack had been able to obtain a good view of the youngeV man's face. There was no need for him to look twice in order to recognise the fact that he wa* standing beside the original of the portrait he carried in his pocket. He would have known him anywhere, if only from his likeness to hit sister. It was a fine face, with curious, deep- set eyes, that were without doubt those of fanatic. A^student of the human countenance would have declared that the youth would follow anything he might take up with a zeal that nothing could destroy. When Tollington had disappeared into the shop Jack made his way up to the young mair. Your name is Manuel de Montalva, is it not ? he began. The other took a step or two back in surprise What makes you say that ?" he asked. hurriedly, as if he were afraid of passers-by hearing him. "My name is Trowbridge," Jack remarked, "and I have come to you from your sister, who is in England." As he spoke he produced from his pocket the two letters. "Look here," continued, "I want you to read these. Your sister is in great distress about you, and I believe I am her only friend. I have travelled as fast as possible from London in order to. find you." He paused and looked anxiously into the other's face. "You have come from my sister," said the young man, very slowly. "How did she know where to send you ? "I found out that for myself. Until I told her she had no idea where you were, upon my honour. Mr. de Montalva, you have not the least notion of her sufferings on your behalf. For Heaven's sake, try to believe that I am your friend. I am not going to trespass into your private affairs more than I can help, but whatever it is you are going to do, think of her. Will you read those letters and them communicate with me ? Jack furnished him with the name of his hotel. "I will read them," replied the unhappy young man. "Does d'Alvaro know that "°\8 have come to me ? 11 He shuddered as he mentioned the nam. and then'glanced fearfully around as if he were afraid some third party might have heard it. "No," Jack answered; "he knows nothing about it. He is keeping your sister a close prisoner within a few miles from my house, and it was only by the barest chance that I wae able to help her. Will you promise that yoia will read those letters and communicate with me when you have done so ? I give you my word," the young mall answered. "You must not attempt to see m* any more, however. I am closely watched. Farewell. If you have been good to my sister then I will add, if you will listen to one so vile as I, may Heaven bless you! With a heavy heart Jack left him and walked a few paces down the street, where he waft presently joined by Tollington. "You saw him ? inquired the latter. "Yes, and handed him the letters concerning which I told you. Now let us get back to the hotel. Yúd had better lunch with me. I cannot thank you enough for the kindness yoo have shewn to me." They lunched together, and after the meal went into the courtyard of the hotel to smoke. They had scarcely come to the end of their cigars when the manager of the hotel passed them with a scared expression upon his face. In his hand he carried a newspaper fresh from the press. There was a general stir amongst the little group clustered about the yard, and it was evident that something serious had occurred. "What is the matter?" Jack inquired of hi. companion, who left him and interrogated the manager. "Terrible news," said Tollington, when he returned. "Genera y Ribiera lias been assassi- nated at Cordova, and his murderer haa shot hiruself in the street." {To ie concluded,}