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1 A SENSATIONAL AND UP. TO-DATE SERIAL OF ABSORBING INTEREST. For Heart or Conscience ? BY GEORGE GRIFFITH, Author i-)f NVoiiitti A.alris'. the World, "The World Masters," An Angel of the cl Revolution," The Justice of Revenge." Arc., &c. WilF Commence Publication In Our Columns on Saturday, September 30th. M In this his latest novel, Mr. George Griffith grapples with modern problems, and pour- trays with vividness and skill some of the most dramatic episodes for which a parallel can be found in this somewhat prosaic every- day existence of ours. That speculators, company promoters, and gamblers in stocks and shares appear to have their own code of morality, the author makes clear, as also the fact that they sometimes endeavour to procure a scapegrace for their own misdeeds. Such is the case in the indictment of Lord Overbury, a too-confiling nobleman, who thanks to the efforts of Kenneth Markham is unconditionally acquitted. This young- barrister, who will not accept a brief until he is convinced of the merits of the case, is a fine cbaractor-one of nature's noblemen. His father is ruined by the machinations of an unscrupulous syndicate of company-pro moters. Prostrated on his death-bed the old man dictates a will enacting that the whole of his private fortune should be distributed amongst the poor shareholders of his com- panies. Before he can append his signa- ture, however, he is called away. Never. thdess Kenneth (the act is characteristic of the man) seconded by his mother and sister decides that the unsigned will shall be given efiecfc to and the family honour vindicated even at the cost of impoverishment. This almost quixotically honest course of action, effectually baffles the cabal of shady financi- ers, who, not content with procuring the ruin of Markham, meditate designs on his priv- ate fortune. For this purpose Ashford, one of their number, has been compelled to forge certain underwriting policies in the name of the dead man. The chance meeting of Mrs Lilias Elsley and her former lover, Arthur Eversley, in the city, becomes,in the light of after events, fraught with much significance in its effect on the course of the narrative. His renew- ed infatuation for the young and charming widow is apparently reciprocated. So much so in fact that she agrees to nurse him back to health. A sinister light is thrown on her motives, however, by her methods of nurs- ing. Nor does she appear to realise the real enormity of her conduct until her slumber- ing moral faculties are roused by her newly- born passion for Kenneth Markham. Does the young lawyer fall a prey to the wiles of this fascinating Delilah, or does be remain true to his first brown haired and brown eyed sweetheart Mercia Reynold ? The re- sult of the contest between love and duty- heart and conscience, on Kenneth's part, we must leave the reader to gather from the author s story. In conclusion we may say that For Heart or Conscience" is a story on essentially modern lines, thrilling, dramatic and forceful, and is brought to a strong and felicitous conclusion.

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