第二届内蒙古学论坛在呼和浩特成功举办

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“澳门永利幸运飞艇提现不了”"Ishallfindsomewayoutofit,"shesaid."Nowgobacktoyourwork.Courage,dearest.""Butindeedyouwere.Icalledoutandyousaid'Hush'veryquietly.ThenIheardtherustleofyourdressasyouwentdownthestairs."

Lawrencedesirednothingbetter.Inafewminutesthestoneslayonthetable.Thenovelistpickedthemup,andtookfromhispocketasmallfilewhichhecoollyrubbedonthefacetoftwoofthelargerstones.Maitranksmiled.Anydiamondwouldstandthattest.Withagravelook,Lawrencehandedthestonesback--thetesteddiamondsweredullandflat.

Hettyfastenedthedoorcarefully.Nowthatshewasaloneshewasfeelingmorehorriblynervousthanever.Shelockedmostofthedownstairsdoors,anditwasonlysheerself-contemptthatpreventedherfromfasteningherbedroomdoor.Itrequiredadealofcouragetosleepinalarge,emptyhouse.

"Ishouldliketohearmoreofthis,"Maitrankcried.

Hepausedandlookeddown.ThesmilefadedfromLeona'sface.

"Weheardafterwardsthatshehadgonethroughaformofmarriagewithagreatnobleman,andthatshewaslivinginmuchsplendourinEngland.Butweknowbetter.LeonandIhadspentourlittlefortunelongagoandsoldthefarm.Afterthatwehadtolivebyourwits,asyouareaware,SignorProut.TheCountessclaspedherhandstogetherinhopelessrage.

Thehousewaswonderfullyquiet;notasoundcamefromanywhere.Therepulsivefigureofthemanlaytherelikesomenewandhideousformofdeath.WhohewasandwhyhecamethereBrucedidnotdaretothinkforthepresent.Perhapsthedarkownerofthehousehadreturned;perhapsthiswastheverymanhimself.Certainlytherewasnofoulplayhere,noaudaciouscriminalinvasionofthehouse,seeingthatthelightinthehallcouldbeseenfromthestreet.

"Somostpeoplethink.Tomymindsheisabrilliantadventuress.Withbeautyandbrainsandaudacityawomanlikethatneverneedwantformoney.Ofcourse,thecrashwillcomesoonerorlater,butmeanwhilesheishavingagoodtime.Butyouaregoingtoseemypatiencerewarded.Amurderhasbeencommittedhere,andthatwomanknowsallaboutit.OutofthatmurdercametheterriblechargethathangsovermyfriendBruce,andsheknowsallaboutthat.Iknowallaboutit,too,butknowingandprovingaretwoverydifferentthings.Itisafightinthedarkbetweenus,butIamgoingtowinatthefinish."

Brucecouldsaynothing.Ateveryturnofthismysteryitseemedtogrowmoretangledandknotted.Hewaiteduntilthetwohadpassedintotheroadway;heheardtheexchangeofgoodnights,andthenthecabrattledaway.Balmaynecamebackandlookedquitecarelesslyintothelibrary.Hettyhadalreadysteppedoutofthesidedoorandhadgoneuptoherroom.ShehadnodesireforBalmaynetoknowthatshehadbeenwithBruce.

ForthefirsttimeLawrenceshowedsignsofindignation.Coolandlogicalashehadhithertobeen,hecouldnotquiterestrainhimselfinthepresenceofthiswoman,whohadnoshameorremorse,oranythingsaveadmiringcuriosity.

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    "Isweartoyou,"theCountesssaid,"thatIwasinnocentoverthosediamonds.Ihonestlybelievedthemtobegenuine,andworthfarmoremoneythanthesumforwhichIpartedwiththem.IfeelnowthatIhavebeentricked.Youoldwolf,youhadtherealstonestakenawayforsomepurposeofyourown."

     "Standaside,"shesaidfuriously,"andletmepass.IfitwasnotforthechildandtheloveshehasforyouIshoulddismissyouonthespot.Nowgo."

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