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1 1 IN A' tPTTMJSHED BY SPBCIAL ARRANGEMENT. ] M E%c* DEID CERTAINTY,) BY NAT GOULD, Author of "The Gentleman Rider," "The Pace That Kills," "Racecourse and Battleneld," "The Dark Horse," "The Double Event," &c., &c. [COPYRIGHT.] I — CHAPTERS I SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS CHAPTERS, tg CHAPTERS 1. N H.—A young auu uauuaumc lU, Patricia Royston, commonly called "Pat," is in charge of a friend of her mother's. Miss Helen WoodruS. They are staying at Bettws-y-Coed, where "Pat" makes the acquaintance of Mr. Arthur Dunbar, a Yorkshire squire of sporting proclivities, whilst salmon Rshing. Dunbar tesolves to improve the acquaintance. CHATTERS 111. & IV.—Pat and her companion visit Llandudno, and are followed by Dunbar. They there meet Maud Bexley and her brother Hector. Maud has had some ac- quaintance with Dunbar, and still loves him, though on his part it was only a Qirtation. Maud resolves to win him at all coats, and asks her brother to help her in her task. Hector is a gambler, and Maud helps him to money. In the meantime Dunbar is summoned to return to hisl country house in Yorkshire on the report tbatj his horses, especially one Whirlwind, a favouritei racehorse, are "coughing." CHAPTERS V. & VI.—Dunbar nnda that his jj favourite horse is not hopelessly ill, and the report is that he will recover for the Spring. Dunbar meets an old companion. Harry Haw&nch,! who goes to stay with him at his Yorkshire*) house, Glen Royal. CHAPTERS VII. & VIII.—Mr. Henry Roystom," a Sydney racehorse owner, and father to Pat,' though shady with his horses, comes to England,, leaving a number of his Australian horses at Mar-; seillea. He forms the acquaintance of Dunbar, i and decides to make the latter's aSection for hia daughter an excuse for getting some of his horses into Dunbar's stable. 8 CHAPTER IX.-HOW ROYSTON'S PLAN WORKED. After his visitors had been at Glen Royal about & week, during which time Arthur Dunbar made ample use of the many opportunities he bad of ingratiating himself in Pat's favour, he accom- panied Henry Royston to Middleham. ? This was Royston's nrst visit to England, and although the time of the year was all against the beauty of the landscape be formed a correct idea of what it was like under more favourable climatic conditions. 1 Middleham he could not imagine to be a great training centre, and like many other visitors there for the first time he was disappointed, j The country looked barren and bleak and the stone walls did not give it a cheerful appearance, t "Looks a rum place to train horses." was the comment Henry Royston passed as they drove over the moors. j' Arthur Dunbar laughed as be replied: "It does not usually impress a stranger favour- ably. but experience causes a quick change of opinion. I know no place in England I would sooner have horses trained on than Middlehatn Moors—not excepting Newmarket." "I am giad to hear it," said Royston, and then asked, "What kind of man is your trainer? I know smne of them are touchy, and I want to keep in his good books." Arthur Dunbar wondered why but merely sai. d, "Gilbert Honey ia not very touchy, but you must be-ar in mind one thing, be thinks Middle- ham the- on'iy place in England worth living in." "Having iived here all his life that is only natural," said Royston.. When they arrived at the Glen Stables, Gilbert Honey eyed Henry Royston keenly, as he gener- ally did when he met a man for the nrst time. "I have brought a gentleman from Australia to Me you," said Arthur. "He owns several horses, a.id he has some in the South of France now that he brought over from the Colonies.' Gilbert Honey was not a believer in Australian horses despite the fact that recently several of them had shewn good form and won big handi- caps. Like many trainers, he was prejudiced against ;-uch horses, and did not believe they were as good as those bred in England. He overlooked the important point that these Colonial horses had the same blue biood in their veins as those foaled in England, and that they had been reared in a more congenial climate, "I'm pleased to see you," said the trainer. "Are you remaining in England long?" "It all depends how I am treated, said Roy-. ston. "If I can win a few races it will encourage' me to remain." m "I promised to shew Mr. Royston the Glen stables," said Arthur, "and another day I may have the pleasure of bringing two ladies to see; the horses. One of them is Miss Royaton, andj the other her companion. The weather was hot favourable for them to come with us. Gilbert Honey did not care to have ladies about; the stables, but be said he would be very pleased' to conduct them round. After refreshment, which they needed after, their dri,e in the sharp air, Arthur Dunbar and I Henry Royston went round the stables with the trainer. The horses had wintered well so far, and were rapidly recovering from their ailments. "We have had a good deal of aieknesa in the stable," said Arthur, "and some of the horses have not quite got over it." "They look well so far," said Henry Royston, "not much the matter with them now I 9houl< think. By Jove. he's a good one," he exclaimed as they entered Whirlwind's box. Gilbert Honey looked quickly at the speaker and thought, He knows a good horse when he sees one. That is Whirlwind; and he is a great favourite of mine. I had hopes of winning the Cesarewitc with him last year, but unfortunately he fell sick, and at one time we thought he would never ge over it," said Arthur. "I never saw a horse pick up so quickly as he has," said the trainer. "The mild weather helped him along wonderfully, and I think he will be as good as ever he was in the spring." "I mean to win a big race with him yet," said Arthur, and would probably have said more but a glance at his trainer's face stopped him. The whote of the horses were inspected and Henry Royston knew they were a very even lot, but he thought The Rake fit and well would beat the best of them. This opinion, however, he kept to himself. It was one of the secrets of his success on the turf that he seldom took anyone into his confidence, and when he bad a "good thing" he got the best of the spoil and the cream of the market. When Arthur Dunbar and his companion left the Glen, Gilbert Honey thought a good deal over their visit. He was a shrewd man, this Middleham trainer, and accustomed to look we)I ahead. During the many years he had been training horses he had come in contact with all sorts of people, and ha( acquired a pretty accurate knowledge of human nature. There was something about Henry Royston he did not like. Royston had been careful not to say anything against Middleham. on the contrary he had praised it; but Gilbert Honey felt the praise was hardly genuine, and he would have been better pleased bad Henry Royston spoken his thoughts freely. "He doesn't strike me as a man to be trusted," thought Gilbert. "I don't like that Australian business with The Rake he told us about. Where there's smoke there's nre; and when stewards hold an inquiry into a horse's running they generally have good grounds for doing so, no matter whether anything comes of it or not. "He seems pretty free with Mr. Dunbar, bu perhaps that is merely his manner. Anyhow, I hope there. will not be a strong friendship between them, i' only for Mr. Dunbar's sake." In the evening the trainer was unusually silent, and at last Mrs. Honey said, "What is the matter, Gilbert? You have not spoken for half an hour." "I am thinking," be replied, "about the gentle- man who came with Mr. Dunbar to-day—Mr. Royston." "Oh!" The exclamation was expressive, and the traine looked at his wife and smiled. "Then you did not like him?" he asked. "No, I cannot say I did. But 1 have no cause to dislike him. He may be all right for all we know, but he did not seem quite Up to the usuai standard of Mr. Dunbar's friends. "You've just hit the mark, Jenny," said Gilbert Honey. "You express my sentiments entirely. He does not seem up to the mark." <*We often agree about such things," she said. "Y ou are a good judge," he replied. "And so are you, Gilbert-an excellent judge of men and horses." 'Don't leave the ladies out," he said. smiling. "Y ou know very little about my sex." she an- swered. I knew enough about ladies to pick out the best wife in all broad Yorkshire," he said. Mrs. Honey smiled complacently. Her hus- band was not given to indiscriminate praise, and she appreciated his remark at its full worth. "Then vou have not changed your opinion in all these years?" she asked. "No, and I never shal.l, and then ha si. gh, ed,. Mrs. Honey looked troubled. She knew the meaning of that sigh. Her husband would have dearly loved to have had & son-a lad he could have trained after his own heart and handed over the Glen stables to when he was old and not up to the work. She went over to where he sat, and putting her hands on his shoulders, and bendin over him, said: "The old trouble, Gilbert? Make the beat of it, husband. What's ordered is for our good, and it cannot be changed." "You are right, wife," he said, "and we hav been so happy and contented it is wrong to grumble at our tot. Maybe if we had a son he would not take after his father, and that would be a sore trouble to me. We are spared all anxiety on that score at any rate." He was quickly cheerful again, and shortly after- wards went round the stables to see if the horses were all right for the night. He never neglected this dutv, and when sway from home, and unable to go the usual round, he always became Hdgetty and uneasy towards night. When he went into Whirlwind's box he looked the horse well over and seamed satia6e<i with his ?You'll be al! right by C h ester Cup? tune, he "Y be an right by Chester Cup t.im.e," he, thought, "and I'H send you some good rousing gallops when the ground has the frost out of it and the going is good. "To win a Chester Cup early in the year will give Mi. Dunbar something to go on with and it ? must have cost him a good many thousands last i ''Bad luck. nothing else. That's what it was. The horses were good enough, but the luck was dead against us. In racing, as in most other things, to succeed a man must have a slice of luck with him." wi-A, t Glen Royal Pat was indignant because sh e iad not accompanied them to Middleham. "What do I care about the weather?" she said. l "I like cold weather. It was merely an excuse te keep me at home; and you promised to shew me round the stables." "And so I will," said Arthur. "But really it was not the sort of weather for you to undertake such a journey." "Well, if you promise to take me to Middleham the next time you go you may consider yourself forgiven this time," said Pat, smiling. During her visit to Glen Royal she had com- menced to feel she liked Arthur Dunbar very much indeed, and that it would be a wrench to her to think she was not to see him again. She was not actually in love with him, but she was rapidly being borne in that direction. As for Arthur Dunbar, the slightest encourage- ment on Pat Royston's part would have drawn him into an engagement. This encouragement, how- lever, she had not yet given him. Before leaving ?Glen Royal, Henry Royston had a long conversa i tion with Arthur Dunbar about racing prospects for the coming season. "I have four good horses," said Royston, "anc } fdo not mind buying one or two more; but the ?dimeu!ty ia to know where to train them? and to ? ?whom to hand them over to be trained." "There ought not to be much dimculty abou ?that." said Arthur. "I am sure there are severa ?good men who wou!d be only too glad of the ?ch&nce. § "Probably," replied Royston; "but I wish to ?get into a good stab)e. It would help me along Sin the racing world if I did." ? "It is a diScutt matter." said Arthur. "Owners g fight shy of a stranger's horse coming into a S? stable. and you can hardly wonder at it" R' "but lit is bard ?i, "Perhaps not," said Royston, "but it is har< p lines on the stranger all the same. I had an idea, "'but I am almost afraid to mention it, after what Eyou have said. "I wonder what he is driving at," thought Arthur, who bad not the remotest idea. <% "Mention anything you please to me," said r Arthur. "I shall be glad to hear what you have to f say." @ "I have bepn wondering since our visit to Mid- ? d'eham whether you would kindly allow Gilber Honey to train my horses with your own; that is ? (provided he were willing to take them," said Rovston. ?' Arthur Dunbar was taken aback, not to say l ?i ? staggered at this request. Here was a man he had only known for a few days, who was a perfecti stranger to him, calmly asking to be allowed to place his horses with Gilbert Honey. At nrst he i t felt inclined to be angry and decline in an un-, mistakabte manner: but then he thought "He isj Fat's father, and I must try and not offend him. ) "I am afraid the Glen Stables are full," he re- spited; "and my trainer has quite as much as he i can do comfortablv," I "In plain words you mean you do not like the idea of having my horses In your stables," said t Rovston. I t, The tone in which be spoke roused Arthur Dun- ? bar. I "You have expressed my thoughts exactly, he replied. e, "I am sorry," said Royston. "I think it would, If be to our mutual advantage to have my horses. Strained at Middleham." I ? "They can be trained at Middleham if you soj desire," said Arthur. "I can cud you stabling for them. ? "If Gilbert Honey does not take them in hand I "shall send them to Newmarket," replied RoystonJ i "Perhaps that would be the better plan," said 't:' Arth nr. I "If you will think over what I have said," re- .t plied Royston, "you may come to the conclusion it will after all be as well for my horses to be in your stable. There are so many things hanging to such Jan arrangement." ? He hesitated a few moments to give point to the last sentence, and then said "For instance, my horse The Rake is a thorough ?sta3-er and up to carrying a big weight. I am sure he will hold his own here, from what other i A1.lstralian horses have done. That being so it (, will be far better for us not to clash, as The Rake -1; no doubt would do in some race with Whirlwind. ? Do give the matter your earnest consideration, ??? Mr. Dunbar, and I think in the end you will agree ?with me it wi[l be better for us to work together. ? Arthur Dunbar did think over what Henry ?Royston had said, and at nrst considered it a ? piece of impertinence for him to ask such a .§favour. ? "Gilbert Honey would not like it," said Arthur ?to himself; "in fact I doubt if he would consent .d to the arrangement under any circumstances.' <aWhat did he mean when he said, 'There are so ?fmany things hanging to such an arrangement?' B Surety he cou!d not have alluded to Pat—Miss ? Royston. And yet it seemed a broad hint in that B direction. I wonder how she feels towards me. ? She is the only girt I have seen I should like to jj call my wife. How utterly unlike her father she eg is. If she loves me she will not be influenced by i ? her father, who appears to have sadly neglected Sther in her younger days. g "Ft! put him off for a week or two by saying I will consult Honey in the matter and see if it can be managed. That will give me time to see how the land lies in Pat's direction." S CHAPTER X.-UNPLEASANT FOR PAT. Pat, I wish you would do something for me," said her father. "Up to now you have had pretty much your own way! I have given you an ample supply of pocket money and not interfered with you. The least you can do is to assist me in my plans." "Now what Is coming?" thought Pat, with a strange tightening around her heart, and a dread of something, she knew not what. "Perhaps he is going to propose I accompany him back to Australia; and if so I shall insist upon taking Woody with me." What is it you wish me to do?" she asked quietly, Not very much," be replied, and easily ac-I complished." i Pat felt relieved and looked it; and her father. went on. ) You know I brought some racehorses over with me. I wish to get them into a good stable; because it will be to my advantage, and give me & good introduction on the turf here. I should: very much like to place them in Mr. Dunbar's stable, and I feel sure if you expressed to him your desire that my horses should be trained by Gilbert Honey, Mr. Dunbar would accede to your request." Pat Sushed angrily. Her father had no right to consider Mr. Dunbar would grant her such a favour. Why should be do so? Her father assumed what he had no right to-that the relations be-, tween them were of a confidential character. "Why do you not ask him yourself?" she an-I swered I have asked him." "And did he refuse?" Not exactly. He promised to consider thel matter. I may as well be candid with you, and tell you I think he will refuse unless you ask him to do as I desire." said her father. Why should he do it for me if not for you?" she asked. Henry Royston smiled as he replied, If you do not know why I cannot enlighten i you; but I am certain he wnuld go out of his way, even consent to anything he did not like, toj please you." All the more reason I ought not to ask him," l she said. Henry Royston was growing Impatient. He I was not accustomed to being thwarted, or having obstacles thrown in the way of his plans. I wish you to ask him to allow my horses to be trained in his stable," said her father, "it can i do no possible harm, and it may be the means of doing much good." do'i Pt do not like the idea," said Pat. More especially as he refused your request:" He did not refuse he said he would consider the matter." "But you think he will refuse?" Not If you ask him." Why are you so anxious to get your horses trained in Mr. Dunbar's stable? Would not some i other good stable do as well?" a Probably; but this is my best chance, and I wish to take it," he replied. I Pat knew something of her father's ways, and she doubted whether it would be to Arthur Dunbar's advantage for the horses to be in his stable. She shrank from asking such a favour, or any favour from him. "Wel! said her father, "will you do as I ask ?" I had rather not." But you must." Pa. hesitated. She knew her father was deter- mined, and also capable of making her life un- pleasant. After all, what harm could It do to ask Mr. Dunbar? He would not think it an impertinence, as the request was made for her father. If you insist I will do as you wish," she said. That's a good girl. Pat," said her father, putting his hand into his coat pocket and drawing out a small leather note-case. Taking out a crisp new note, he handed it to his daughter, saying, sa There's a little present for you. It will do to buy some——" Pat snatched it out of his hand, and crumpling it up, threw it on the floor at his feet. I will do as you wish," she said angrily, but r will not be bribed for doing tt. How dare you insult me." Her father looked at her, then stooped and picked up the note. He smoothed it out and put it In the case again. You evidently do not know the value of money," he said, without the least display of temper. "I know the value of self-respect," she an- swered, and I should lose it if I accepted what ou oSered. It shall not occur again, I assure you," he replied. "I had no idea you had such a temper." I have an excellent temper," said Pat, "but you have tried it sorely." Please take the nrst opportunity of consulting our worthy host. And, Pat, you need not men- tion our conversation on the subject. Lead him up to the point. He'll broach the subject, and. then it will be all plain sailing for you." Pat Royston was disgusted with the task she iad undertaken, angry with herself for accepting it, still more angry with her father for placing her in such a situation. The opportunity for furthering her father's plan came sooner than she expected. She had lot left him long before Arthur Dunbar joined her. and they walked round the grounds together. They were beautiful, well-kept gardens at Glen Royal. and Arthur Dunbar took a pride and delight in them. Pat waa passionately fond of overs, and the head gardener had supplied her wants freely, and with pleasure, knowing his; efforts were appreciated. "When will you look over the stables?" acstlkced I Arthur, after they had conversed for some time ? on the beauties of their surroundings. Whenever it Is convenient to you," said Pat. Your father wished me to take his horses Into the Glen stables," said Arthur, "but I do not see low it can be arranged. Gilbert Honey has so much to do now I am afraid he would object to making more horses." I wish you could arrange it," said Pat, avert- ing her head as she spoke. It would please me immensely if my father's horses were in your stables." ''Would It?" said Arthur, "then that settles t. I'll try and fix it with Gilbert Honey some- how. He'll raise objections, he often does; but he generally gives in to me at the finish." Pat was startled at his sudden acquiescence to her wish, and her heart beast fast with a pleasant sensation of power. She knew it was not a light favour he had granted her at a mere wish expressed. She couldj not resist the temptation of asking him: ? Does it give you pleasure to accede to my ? wish?" E Yes," said Arthur, eagerly. Your wish is? iaw to me. Pat," he went on, "'cannot you see, ? don't you understand?" S? Understand what?" she asked In a low voice. tg That I love you-have loved you ever since'? we 6rst met In Wales. Perhaps I ought not toj have spoken now," he went on. "I seem a?f stranger to you, and you have not given me any'} encouragement to speak as I am doing. I love ? you dearly. Pat. Can you, do you love me? Will? you be my wife?" g? Pat felt a thrill all through her body. She?? knew, now she heard his words of love, that ? Arthur Dunbar was very dear to her. But she ? could not accept him at this time, just when she ? had deceived him at her father's bidding; for she t regarded It as deception In not telling him It was her father who had prompted her to express the ? wish. ? Poor Pat. She would have liked to throw her- ? self into his arms In her usual Impetuous manner, and tell him how much she knew she loved him now. It had come upon her as a revelation, but l there was no mistaking it. She was happy and Bmiserable; happy because be had asked her to .be his wife, miserable because she felt she ought & to resist the dictates of her heart and refuse him. ? Bt She did love him; she could not bear the thought of accepting him now, so soon after doing I her father's distasteful bidding. ? B Answer me, Pat," be said, or have I been too sudden? If so, take time for consideration, g love. I ought not to have blurted It out In this trough way, but my feelings overcame me. Pardon amy abruptness and forgive me," he asked plead- ? Ningly. ? g There is nothing to forgive, she said. "You l ? honour me by asking me to be your wife." Nf 9 Then you accept me, Pat?" he asked eagerly,? ?and looking her In the eyes he felt sure of her ? from what he learned there. ? ? "Not now, not now," she said quickly. "DoJ not think me unkind or Insensible of your faith ? in me. I was not prepared for it. We have-! ? known each other such a short time, and you have such a slight knowledge of me. It will be better for us to wait for a time-a year or so." ? at It will seem an age to me," he said reproach-" fully. If you love me, Pat, as I believe you do, ? why not accept me? Life Is not so long that we ? ?can aSord to dally with happiness." ? ? Yes. Arthur," she replied. It was the nrst i ?time she bad called him by his Christian name. ? j ? Yes, Arthur, I do love you, and It Is because I ?' ?love you I ask you to wait. I am not like other? girls. I have lived a half-wild life, and my edu-"j ? cation has not been such as the mistress of Glen?? sBRoyal ought to have." ?a  ge*ture, and .6?  h eV hand gently upon his arm and said: it M "Nay, but It Is so, and I wish you to thoroughlyi understand it. If you wish me to be your wife at ? ?the end of twelve months I will accept your offer, ? and do my best to make you happy. There must. Kbc no engagement between us: I leave you free, a entirely free, and If during that time you change ?r your mind I shall not complain." "I shall never change my mind," he said "t earnestly. "Why place such a tedious delay to our happiness In the way?" Because It Is far the best, believe me, It is," 4 she answered. I cannot accept your offer now ? please do not ask me." -a ? And yet you love me?" he said reproachfully. ? "Yes, I love you." S }B She held out her hand and he clasped it. feverishly. He could not doubt she spoke the ? jjatruth. Every look In her face and tone of her 1 voice told him she loved him. Then what did she mean by "not now"? Why did she not*' eg accept him at once? Surely there was no'' obstacle In the way. No, that could not be. He i would not doubt her, he would trust her. !} I believe you," he said, and as you wish It I J jjjjwin wait twelve months. Be sure I shall claim ?? you then, Pat." aB She smiled. Twelve months was a long time, g and there was no telling what might happen, she thought, as she remembered her father. ft You will not mention what has passed be-y tween us," she said, not even to my father or Miss WoodruS." n "I will not, as you desire it," he said, "but< why all this secrecy, Pat?" ? ? "Do not ask me. I have an excellent reason? gfor the course I have taken. Some day I may ? ijjtell you why I made you wait," she said with &J bright smile. g m With this he had to remain contented, much against his Inclination, and he puzzled his brains ? to think why Pat desired such a long delay. He arrived at no satisfactory solution. ?jt Pat saw her father soon after her interview with Arthur Dunbar. S "Any news?" he asked. Have you seen him?" m Yes, I have seen him." Well?" N "Well!" ? Hang It all. tell me what he said. Don't beat about the bush." ? You had better wait and hear what Mr. ? Dunbar has to say," she answered, ? "Will he have my horses In his stable?" g it "I think you can safely rely upon that, and I almost bate you for forcing me to ask him." N She looked at him with such contempt that he actually felt somewhat ashamed of himself. This g feeling, however, was strange to him and quickly ? passed. a; "Don't make yourself ridiculous," he said; ? "you have no cause to hate me, besides, it Is ? unnatural. Anyhow you have done as I asked, and I shall not forget it. Once I get a footing ing the Glen stables I shall know how to &ct." ? ? "What do you mean?" she asked. <a "Never mind what I mean. You would not j understand If I told you," he answered. 3 ? You have not a particularly good character j on Australian racecourses," she said. ? ? Henry Royston looked as though he would have ? liked to knock Pat down, but she never quailed before his savage glance. ? ga "I have more strength than my mother," she i said calmly, "and you cannot frighten or bully g gme." m "But I can make you feel, I can make you suffer," he said sneerlngly. ? For a moment she looked at him In alarm, but quickly recovered herself. ?t How?" she asked, wishing to know the worst. Be Through Arthur Dunbar," he answered. g Pat went a shade paler, and felt faint. gt He Is nothing to me," she said In a low voice. Henry Royston laughed as he answered: Njat J "Nothing to you! Do you think I am blind? You love him; and If you do as I wish you shall ? marry him. It will be a good match for you. But If you thwart my plans I will make you j sufferi and through him." You are a coward," she said. "And I am sorry you are my father. ?S That does not alter the fact that I am your father," he replied, and It Is the duty of a child .< j ? to obey Its father." g "Not when that father Is unworthy o obedience," she answered, m B You can go your way and I will go mine, but j ? remember, whatever you hear, if you interfere in any of my affairs it will be the worse for you," he ? ) said. ? Soon after this the Roystons left Glen Royal, !N and Arthur said he would write and let Henry ? Royston know when his horses could come to the ? Glen. He knew he had an unenviable task g before him In persuading Gilbert Honey to under- take the charge of Henry Royston's horses. He;, did not like th Idea of these horses being in his stable, for he disliked Royston, and could not help git, although he tried hard to overcome the feeling, ??B because he was Pat's father. S Then there was Martin Mill to propitiate, and Arthur knew well enough the commissioner would praise strenuous objections to the plan, land have jig the best of the argument on his side. HJ But Pat Royston Tiad expressed a wish that her father's horses should be trained at the Glen, ? and he was determined to gratify that wish in ? spite of everything. a He would not have wronged the woman hej<!Ej< loved by entertaining a bare suspicion that her j a father had urged her on to this end, and that she j ? had acted accordingly. He had too much faith ? in Pat for that. M a Neverthelesa he had forebodlng'a of a not alto- gether pleasant nature that the Introduction of t Henry Royston's horses into the Glen stables t 9 would not be conducive to & continuance of the a! g peace and harmony that bad existed between ? himself and his trainer. j{ In order to get the matter settled as speedily 6 as possible, he wired to Martin Mill to meet him j at the Glen on important business. He thought he might as well tackle the trainer and the commissioner at the same time, and thus get rid 1 of an unpleasant task with as little trouble as ?j?jt! possible, (To be continved.) ?

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