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I A SENSATIONAL AND IT- XO-I)ATE SERAL. I: OF ABSORBING INTEREST. I' I For Heart or Conscience ? BY I GEORGE GRIFFITH, Author uf "A Woman Against the World, The World Masters," An Angel of the I"CVIJJU(ioll, "The tlutiec uf 18venge." &c., etc. Will Commence Publication In Our Columns on Saturday, September 30th. T --]o{- 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, co--nl)ativ promoters, and gamblers in stocks and shtires appear to have their own cod-- 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 Over bury, a too-con filing 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 tine charactor-oiie 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, be is called away. Never- theless Kenneth (the act is characteristic of the man") seconded by his mother and sister decides that the unsigned will shall be given effect, to and the family honour vindicated cveri 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 Asbford, 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 klsley 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 rec procated. 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 arc 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 he 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 i and forceful, and is brought to a strong and felicitous conclusion. 4 1 < READ For Heart or Si pt it Conscience ? 4ti da us ,,v tie sy: Gc bit George Griffith, It will commence in our issue of September 20th.

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