very decided difference of opinion that separates
Captain Jim and me," and the girl kissed her step¬
" See how quickly he came," went on Tricksie,
pleading the lover's cause. " Did you hear
Dougald say hoAV concerned he was about you ? "
"Yes, I heard that," she ansAvered, rising, and
Tricksie thought she had Avon her case : but the
obstinate girl walked farther away from the door
to the window, and looked out; then she turned
and said : " Sweetness, you go down—he may
think it strange if he doesn't see you."
" He Avill not think it strange if he doesn't see
me, Dolores, because I'm not in the case at all; but
he Avill certainly think it strange if he doesn't see
" Oh ! no, he Avon't," contradicted Dolores as
she turned her back and looked out of the
AvindoAV. Won't you please go alone, SAveetness ?"
She noted Kelvyn's anxious look tOAvard the
door as she entered and his disappointment at not
seeing Dolores. Banatyne had heard from
Kelvyn the full history of the Boss Claim as Avell
as a great deal about Lutner, and a plan Avas formed
to have Banatyne see Lutner first, and for curi¬
osity to find out just hoAv far Lutner Avould go in
his rascality, and if he Avould try in the slightest
degree to offer any excuse for his misdeeds.
They were curious to knoAV what Avould be
his tactics, now that his rascality Avas discovered.
At the proper time Kelvyn Avould appear upon
the scene, if his testimony Avas needed tc confute
any of Lutner's statements after Banatyne had