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,C' ._1 J CHAPTER IT. When the strong and weaker blend We may hope a happy end; Whenever strength with softness joins, When with the rough the mild combines, Then all is union, sweet and strong. Consider ye who join your hands, If hearts be twined in mutual bands, f For passion's brief, repentance long." Translation from Schiller. OWE evening, not long after his conversation with •Naomi, Harrison went in search of Doctor David. He found him alone in the little study, where pa- tients in general were received. lVhen he saw that the doctor was alone, Bess lost :no time in exhibiting on his broad palm the gem circled shekel. The doctor's face betrayed intense delight. With- out a word he took the coin, drew Boss's arm in his, and led ;the way upstairs. They ascended step by step, like the famous twins of Siam. The doctor clasped the assistant at the curiosity shop as if he had been a long-lost son, whilst his eyes gloated upon the treasure in his other hand. "But," said Ross, as they climbed the stairs, Do you know that I am a thief." j How is this r" said the doctor, as he paused on I the landing, and then looking with a clouded face at ROBS, repeated, How is this? j, r^en or a dozen years ago—it might be more," said ne young man "I found that shekel in the mud—in j the street—on the pavement." "Oh, well, if that's all, it's: all right; come on." The doctor took Harrison's arm again, and they talked on to his sanctum. ,thonKh,t, y°u were ab°ut as much a thief as to !*octoj! jaughing—he could now afford howeve~' arriaon did not join in the merriment, ilio-yoil suspected me! be said Didi?" For that reason, because you believed you might I uispect me, I have done what gives you the right to suspect me all my days." j s' I understand you I know all about it—yon mean 'j joa 78 kept the shekel ever since you found it. I don't care how ia n°w that I have got it once again." Hear me out, doctor," said Ross. I lost it as care how it is now that I have got it once again." Hear me out, doctor," said Ross. I lost it as b°»T lt" ,™s is tbe third time that shekel has been m my hands. Until to-nisht I have barely .touched it even with the ends of riy fingers It only came and went. But, mind, I teii you T am a thief. You will be so good as to ask no more." • i m satisfied. I'll ask no more. I know well enough that you are an honest fellow. If anybody is enough that you are an honest fellow. If anybody is wronged an atom's worth by this business, you'll tell i me, I know, a,nd, however great his loss, I will com- pensate him." iso one is wronged. And your mind is easy about it?" Perfectly." We 11 see if the shekel fits into its socket, and if the jewels are all right. I won't make the examina- tion alone. I want you to see and be convinced that the treasure is mine." The doctor brought the case from the safe with haste and with anxiety, in spite of his confidence. As he anticipated, and as Ross, too, expected, the coin fitted exactly into its place. The jewels had never been disturbed. Harrison's business with the doctor was ended when proof was given him that the precious coin was in the wn^T11 °/ + "shtfal owner- He saw it, and would have departed instantly. The doctor, in true English style, shook the young man by the hand so repeatedly that it was positively surprising the arm was not wrung off. Had he no- thing to tell ? really nothing ? Had there been no risk, no expense, no danger P The doctor was curious; but Harrison was dumb. There was.the coin. There too, was the ring. The shekel was the doctor's— nothing could be clearer. The secret was Harrison's- that also was clear. Plainly, nothing could be done with the young man from Braham's. The doctor was, therefore, con- strained to let him go; constrained to keep the ring, service had been rendered that was not to be re- warded. I When Ross departed the doctor paced up and down the room, exclaiming all the time— wonderful! That young fellow's a study; he s honest, but his master's a- rogue. I must do something for him-I must take him out of that wretch's hands." When Ross reacnecS 1..1" Tnllse. he went into the small sitting-room occupied by Naomi. The young lady looked him wistfully in the face, and gave him her hand. She saw that the ring was gone. She smiled, for now she knew that his promise had been fulfilled. Ross blessed her for that smile; and, as she asked no question, he blessed her for her silence.


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