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Famous Readers of tke " Picture Skow. No. 42.— MAY ALLISON.

MAT ALLTSO\T has a clever sister, Mrs. . Neil! Stright. Mrs. Si right's name is veil-known in American political circles : she was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Lately she visited her sister, -and May took this opportunity to show her her favourite picture paper.

Mrs. Stright has made many friends in the picture colony, and has stated her intention of getting a copy of the Picture Show sent her weekly, so that she can learn the latest news and see their latest photographs.

Don't Miss This !

NO. 3 of the " Girls' Cinema " is out to- morrow. With every copy is presented a beautiful art plate in colour, entitled "The Way of a Maid with a Man."

Violet Hopson and Stewart Rome have posed for this picture, and when you see it. I am sure you will want to frame it for your own special room.

By the way, are you reading Gregory Scott's special letters to girls in this paper? -They are -most illuminating, and prove that Gregory notices more than we give most men credit for.

Thank You, M. B. H.

OUR art supplements still continue to give universal satisfaction to our readers, and I .hear that there is still another surprise for readers of the Picture Show. coming shortly which will make these art plates even more acceptable than they are at present.

I particularly want to thank M. B. H.. of Manchester, who writes : " 1 arn so pleased with the art supplement given away every week that I have shown it to my friends, and now three of them are happy readers of the Pictt r::: Show." This is what I call real appreciation. I wonder if any more of my readers are as kind and helpful '.


Cosmopolitan Players.

A NOVEL combination of types will be seen in Marshall Neilan's newest picture. " Dimity." Wesley Barry, the already famous freckle-faced \oufh, has'the chief role. He is supported by Aaron Mitchell, a piccaninny, and Walter Chung, an almond-eyed youth. Others in the cast include an Irish maid and a typical Chinese girl, also an Americanised Chinaman.

Mary Pickford's Curls.

IN answer to the many letters I have received from readers who have queried Mary Pickford's curls since seeing her as she appears in " Suds," on the cover of a recent issue of the Picture Show, I must tell you that the famous Pickford curls have not been lo3t altogether, but just for one picture. For this her curls have been straightened out in

an awful mannor with a specially prepared cismetic ; her curls were ironed out and her h.iir strained back from her forehead.

The other part of her make-up was obtained by a deft use of grease paint, which gavo a saucy up-tilt to her nose and made her cheeks appear sunken. It is only by her wonderful cyjs that we can recognise our Mary.

By the way, did you know that one of Mary's curls was auctioned for over 100,000 dollars' worth of Liberty Bonds when the little star was on her collecting tour during the war '!

*■■* News of " Doug."

NOW I must tell you about Doug. We are to see one of the greatest of fights when we see " The Mollycoddle." That Douglas is not afraid of receiving punishment is proved by his engagement of Wallace Beary to portray the role of the villainous " heavy." Beary is 4 inches taller than Doug., and' has an advantage in weight of 40 pounds.

In order that his fight might be realistic, Fairbanks had not made it known that there was such a scene until a few minutes before it was filnied. Film battles of this character are not tricks of the camera ;-they are waged as though the combatants were really deadly enemies. It was on this basis that Fairbanks and Beary went through their bottle, and the result " will practically make the hair stand up on a bald head," said one who has seen it. ♦<

" Who is Fairbanks ? "

A FRIEND who has been travelling in Switzerland tells me that the most amusing evening he spent was in a " Temple of Motion-Picture Art," as the manager called his little play-house. It was in Berne, and the play was called " Doug, in the Harem." It was one of the funniest Fair- banks pictures he had ever seen.

The titles were in both German and French, and not once was Fairbanks' name used. Picture-goers in this part of the world simply know Fairbanks as " Doug.," but this does not prevent him from being a. prime favourite.

MADGE STEWART as Innocent in the Stoll version of Marie Corelli's novel of that name.

They Nearly Kidnapped 'Gene.

EUGENE O'BRIEN" had an exciting ex- perience the other day, when he, with Zeena Keefe and a number of other actors and actresses of both stage and screen, were travelling by train.

At one station over 900 girls lined up for a glimpse of the screen celebrities. I hoar that Mr. O'Brien had all he could do to keep the girls from carrying him away.


Paris Hint

NORMA TALMADGE told me that while in Paris, she attended a conference of French glove manufacturers, and that the organisation known as the Style Syndicato has decreed that sleeves shall be long and gloves short this winter.


A Costly Wardrobe.

IT is said that Elsie Ferguson spends sixty days out of the year with modistes. Miss Ferguson has always made a feature of her clothes, and it is rumoured that her dress-


appearing in Billy West greeting to friendly

productions soon to be readers of the PICTURE shown over here. SHOW.

makers* bills alone comedo £15,000 a year.

The costumes that are to be worn in her corning play, " Lady Rose's Daughter," are unusually rich and attractive, and each is typical of the particular period it represents.

As you know, Miss Ferguson's beautiful gowns have always been a feature of her photo- plays.

From an American Newspaper.

THE following extract from a newspaper - published in Lo3 Angeles shows that our representative in Cinemaland ia always on the alert for the latest news and pictures.^

The paragraph is headed, " Goes for Story in Aeroplane," and the story reads :

'; L'se of aeroplanes in news gathering, as illustrated in Marshall Neilan's film story of newspaper life, ' Go and Get It,' was demon- strated by the resident correspondent for the Amalgamated Press, Ltd., London, when ha swooped down in a plane on the Neilan lot and called out to the producer :

" ' You gave me the idea, now give me a story !

" He was accompanied by Emory Rogers, widely known local pilot. Before they departed. Marjorie Daw was taken for a spin in tha clouds. While on the lot, material for an article for the Picture Show, the London tihn publication, was obtained."

"Phrosos" Found.

YOLT will remember that I told you that Louis Mercanton, the famous French producer, was searching Europe for a girl to interpret Sir Anthony Hope's well- known character of " Phrosos."

Louis Mercanton has now made his choice : he found her in London, and she is Miss Malvina Longfellow. They are now at Cannes, and,

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when they liavo made scenes there, they will proceed to Corsica, the picturesque island birthplace of Bonaparte, where, you will remember, most of the action of tho play takes place.

Malvina Longfellow, years ago, was an artist's model in America, when she won a beauty prize, which was a wonderful Grecian hair-band made of solid gold, with a Syracuse coin in the centre. . Miss Longfellow owns that she has often longed to wear it, but she has never been able to, except for fancy dress. Now. she will have an opportunity to wear it on the screen.


He Didn't Know.

NOT aware that Fritzie Brunette was already possessed of a perfectly good husband, a Norwegian banker wrote her a naive little note in which he declared that he had plenty of good money, and would like to " take her to wife," addinz, moreover, that upon receipt of a wired acceptance, he would come himself and fetch her.

Photo : Melbourne Spurr.

WALTER HIERS, the Uappy comedian in Christie Comedies.

A Novel Competition.

WESLEY BARKY, the little freckle faced star, has just received an invitation to be the honorary guest in a Freckles Contest, to bo held as one of the big attractions Bt a sports meeting in Jersey City. The contest will involve all freckled-faced girls and boys in the states of New Jersey and New York, and it is expected that there will bo five thousand participants. 1 wonder if the little film star will be successful in winning one of the big prizes that are being offered.


The Luckiest Girl in the World.

LOUISE DUPKE, a littlo actress who has been on tho slugo for many years, and who terms herself " the luckiest girl in the ■world," has been selected as a star by the Fan Film Corporation, to appear in a series of pictures of girlhood and childhood. The reason for the epithet lies in the remarkable resomblance of this girj. to Mary Pickford, whom she under- studied during tho production of " Pollyanna,'' and whose pupil for a time she was.

Wonderful Plans.

MAY ALLISON has a new home at Beverley Hilts, which she is sharing with her mother, brother, and married sister. The laying out of the grounds is as yet incom- plete, but Miss Allison is contemplating a Japanese garden, a tennis court, a swimming pool, and a summer house in a grove of pines. I he kennels are already installed for her prize llclgian police dogs, and another of her plans is ;.-n aviary filled with bright-coloured singing lirds. /

+4 Do You Remember?

AT a tea party tho other day tho conversa- tion turned on reminiscences of famous film players, and during this discussion I wondered how many other picture-goers remembered their favourites' earlier careers. For instance, do you remember when Lilian

Walker and Wally Venn were 'playing together in Vitagroph comedy drama, or when Maurice Costello was the chief matinee idol? When Billie Burke struggled through interminable episodes of " Gloria's Romance," and when Kathleen Williams appeared in that first thrilling jungle serial. When Bryant Washburn was doing " villains" for Essanay, directing his vil- lainous machinations against Francis Buahmnu and Beverley Bayne, or when Margaret Joyee- lyn and Victor Potel played " Sophie Cluts " and " Slippery Slim " respectively in Essanay comedies.


It Made Him Seasick.

PHILIP ANTHONY had . a most uncom- fortable experience taking scenes on hoard a boat, at Sennen Cove, in Corn- wa'l. The sea was rough, but this did not worry Mr. Anthony, as he is quite a good sailor, but in order to keep within range of the camera it was necessary to anchor the boat, and within a few seconds from the time the camera man started work, Mr. Anthony was very seasick.

Cecil Calvert's murderous knife attack came to .a sudden end, and tho some two hundred people, gathered on the breakwaters to watch, shrieked with laughter.

" You cannot imagine what an unpleasant sensation it is," says Mr. Anthony, " to be anchored in a boat in a choppy sea."

Fay Filmer.


Finding Faults in Films.


EVERY reader who makes a practice of going to picture shows is at times irritated by faults that spoil the story for them.

These faults are either caused by lack of knowledge or carelessness on the part of the producer.

The only way to prevent these mistakes is to publicly point them out. The result of this should be that they will not occur again.

Here is a chance for our readers to better the pictures and win a money prize.


For Instance.

IN a film now showing we see tho adven- tures of a cowboy eluding the sheriff and his men. Ho started off on his horse, clad in a shirt of a most decided check pattern. But when lie arrived at tho littlo shack in tho mountains that same evening, he had changed his%hirb to a striped one !

This is the sort of thing that spoils an otherwise beautiful photo-play.

Have you noticed anything similar ? If so, send it to me. Address your post- card : Editor, Film Faults, Picture Show, Cough House, Cough Square. E.C. 4.

A prize of 5s. will be awarded for every postcard printed in the Picthrr Show.

The Editor's decision mnst be con-' sidered final, and no correspondence can be entered into.


whom we are to see as who is piayin(? joint lead

Frank Beresfonl in the »„.„.„ M„ir; .

Famous Lasky version ol " " ™<*'"nel

" The Great Day." which m ,be B- aad c- adaptation

bnd a record run at the oJ J°an Danvers." the Lyceum Theatre, London. cuccessful stage play.

CONWAY TEARLE and ROSEMARY THEBY in a coming photo-play, entitled " Whispering Devils." a film version of Henry Arthur Jones's dramatic success, " Michael and Bis Lost Angel."


Notes and News from Los Angeles.

Anita Stewart's Dressing-Room.

ANITA STEWART probably lias the most beautiful " dressing "-room 6"f any star in the film world. It is built in the fonn of- a typical Californian bungalow, and comprises a drawing-room, boudoir and bathroom. The reception-room is decorated in the Chinese stylo with a blue Chinese rug and Oriental draperies. Tho walls are decorated with raro Chinese prints, and tho high teak-wood chairs and tables, and tho low, luxuriant divans are all of the same workmanship. Her boudoir is gay in rose taffeta and Dresden flowers, the walls covered with French grey satin. On the floor are French grey rugs with rose borders, and the chairs, dressing-table and lounges are carried out in a delicate shade of ivory. Interior decora- tion is one of Miss Stewart's hobbies. Clothes are another, and she confesses to a particular weakness for furs, ostrjeh feathers and tulk\ She has just added two wonderful wraps of ermine and sable to her collection.

A Mischievous Monkey.

DURING the past week the Goldwyn Studios have been demoralised by the mischievous tricks of " Tony," a small monkey who was entrusted with a part in tho now Mabel Xormand production, " Head Over Heels." Tho pickles which adorn tho hate of the girls playing in Jack Pickford's picture, "Just Out of College," mysteriously disappeared. All tho icing on a cake which was to bo used in Johnny Jones's current " Edgar " feature was found scraped off, when the moment came for using it, and an irate star reported that a box of candy that had reached her that morning had been very thoroughly cleaned up. A search was promptly instituted for tho thief, and a very sick and disillusioned littlo monkey was at last found in an obscure corner of the studio grounds by his distracted master, on Italian organ- ' grinder. However, " Tony " made up for his depredations by giving a fine rendering of his part in Mabel's picture, and Mabel herself was just thinking of adopting him altogether, when Aya stepped in and put his foot down with great and final decision. Aya is Mis- Normand's prize Chow, and is extremely haughty and reserved, as most jof these blue- blooded canines are. He went for that trained monkoy, and during the brief space of glorious lifo that ensued it was a puzzle to find which was tho dog and which was tho monkey. It took three stage hands to end the engagement, and Aya is still going about heavily bandaged ; whilst Tony gibbers and chatters angrily directly anything on four feet ns much as appears on tho horizon. Now Miss Nnrmnnd says that, she has reconsidered her decision to add a monkey to her menogerie.

Klsik Codp.

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A Hawaiian girl appearing with Edith Roberts in FRANK MAYO'S cigarette should have been all You will never recognise who has been photo- "Macama." She is LILLY PHILLIPS, a grand the more fragrant considering it was lit by graphed in this artistic pose I It is WESLEY niece of King Kamehameha of Hawaii. beautiful BETTY BLYTHE. BARRY. He makes a nice girl, does he not ?

MAY ALLISON— Metro Star— with her mother LOUISE GLAUM heard there was a craze in London and Paris for This photograph of MARJORIE and nephew. Her sisters are standing at the grown-ups to carry dolls. So she bought a walking doll, and is here DAW should bring many fol- back, one of whom is her business manager. seen taking it for a stroll. lowers to the overall movement

ricture Show," October ZOth, 1920.

Our SfrlencUd Serial Tellxng of a Man's Fight Agatnst Fate artel of a AfVoncterful Love.



The Philosophy of Dyson Mallet.

THE discovery was so totally unexpected, the shock so tremendous that John Galloway stood there in the dark room motionless, while the silence sang in his ears, and the minutes of that perfect day of his lushed away into eternity, as Athalie had said.

Their perfect day ! The day snatched from eternity !

And this was the end of it. Athalie, already in her sweet bed, thinking only heaven knew what her thoughts were. And here was he, facing the end of his wild dream, and retribution.

One more come back from the dead ! And to his credit let it be said that in his heart Galloway was glad. Glad that this man had come back to life to expose his miserable deception, and to show him up for what he was.

In that moment something whispered to him, something wild and irresponsible, that now at least ho could fight for the love of Athalie Railton under ' his own name and his own identity. He could not fight a dead man for her, but lie could fight a live one.

The hope died as soon as it was born. He knew now that all hope of winning Athalie was at an end. He knew in truth that there bad never been any hope. He had been be- musing himself with phantoms ; storing up tears and bitterness for them both by playing with his honour.

The momentary flash of the match seemed to have deepened the gloom, but ho could si ill make out that dishevelled and collapsed figure in the chair.

A cold dread clawed at him. The man looked as if he were dead. He shook himself fiercely, and quite suddenly became calm.

Now that the sword which had been over- hanging him had fallen, ho felt a surprising coolness, a sense of relief.

And as small thoughts tlnsh*aulomatieally through the mind in times of crisis, the thought came to him that whatever happened he had had his great day with Athalie Railton.

That was his. Ho clung to it desperately. Nothing could rob him of that memory. -

Ho struck another match and lighted the lamp deliberately.

Mrs. Weston obviously knew nothing about tho visitor. Knowing the houso ami tho grounds well, he had apparently come in "across the lawns and entered by the French window-. For what reason was not Obvious; unless ho already knew something about the impersona- tion, which was more than probable.

Galloway locked the door on the inside, then he closed tho windows and drew tho blinds, remembering that mysterious shot which had come out of tho shrubbery when ho wus in this very room with Alice Mercer.

Having dono all this to his satisfaction, ho took another look at Dyson Mallet.

No, he was certainly not dead, because ho was still snoring slightly. Hut his appearance w^s deplorable.

Ho woro an old pea-jacket which had oivco been Navy-bluo anil was now a bottle green, and under this, a frayed, blue seaman's jersey. Hoots and trousers were deplorable, und caked with mud.

His hair was matted and long, and he carried at least a week's growth of beard.

As Gallowuy watched him, the clock in the hall struck u single sonorous note.

Half-past nine !

Galloway closed his eyes momentarily, aware c( a spasm of pain. Athalie was at this moment s.iving good-night to him.

Tho sound of tho clock striking roused tho >lecpcr. Ho shifted uneasily and jerked his lead upright. Galloway was struck by the j allot of his face. The man looked dreadfully


JOHN GALLOWAY is saved from the wreck of the Sweet Alice. When he recovers he is mistaken lor his friend, Dyson Mallet. He protests, but no one believes him. Mallet was engaged to

ATHALIE RAILTON, with whom Galloway tails in love.

lit MA GALE was also on board the Sweet Alice, and John thinks she too was drowned ; but one day she conies to see him.

ALICE MERCER writes a letter addressed to Mallet, hinting at a past love affair. She goes to his house, and finds Galloway impersonating his friend. While they arc talking somebody shoots at them from the aarden.

DYSON MALLET, whom Galloway supposes to be drowned ; but; after spending a delightful day with Athalie on her birthday, John returns home and finds Mallet fast asleep in an armchair in the smoking room.

ill ; but he smelled of spirits, which perhaps accounted for it.

Suddenly he opened his ryes, stared full at John for a minute, and sat upright.

" Hello, Galloway," he said surprisingly. " Top of the evening to you, old sport ! You look as scared as if your grandfather's ghost had come to life and was sitting on your chest. What's the matter, man ?

It was a minute before Galloway could collect himself sufficiently to make a reply. Then all he could say was :

Is that really you. Dyson ? "

" Don't be so fatuous, my dear lad," answered Mallet. " Who do you think I am Marley's ghost, or Hamlet's father ? "

" Well, you can hardly be surprised if I took you for your own ghost," said Galloway. " All tlm people who were drowned in the Sweet Alice seem to be coming to life again. You have been reported dead, you know, for many weeks."

" Lay not that flattering unction to yourlsoul, old man. I'm not nearly dead. I'm sorry I can't fit myself into your plans to that extent."

Steady with that, Mallet," said John, with a hint of sternness.

" All right, dear boy," replied Mallet, with a chuckle. " I was only pulling your leg. Sure I'm not surprised that you mistook me for a ghost, and not a very respectable ghost either. I'm nothing to write homo about but I am homo. That's the marvellous thing. Home, iny boy - home ! "

Ho strqtohed himself luxuriously and nestled deeper into the capacious chair.

" I'm in an awful state of mud and disrepair. Kxeuse me making a mess of your chair. Gee ! But it's my chair, isn't it ? That's deuced funny. Also excuse my rudeness in not getting up. I'm very comfortable here, but I hope I know my manners. And the master of the houso ought to get up to receive his visitors. I'm the master of the house, am I not ? "

"Certainly you are," replied Galloway, mystified at the way Mallet was taking matters, and wondering how far he was acquainted with the faofs of the situation. He was perfectly calm and pleasant.

" That's all right then," he wont on. " Clears the air. IVn the master of the houso disguised as a deck -w ah. You're my guest. Make your- self at home, old lad. 1 must sit here ; I'm not very well, and to tell you tho truth, I'm a littlo unsteady on the pins. Old failing of mine. I've been sampling the wine of the country at tho village inn ; talking with tho gossips, and so on. Not a soul knew mo from tho Caliph of all tho Haghdads. Would you mind pouring me out just a steadier of my whisky ? There used to bo some in that cupboard."

( lalloway poured out the required refreshment , ami Mallet took it. down at one gulp.

" Better," he announced. " decidedly better

than the stuff they've been giving me in the village. More bite to it. Pre-war stock, I should imagine. If there was ono thing the governor knew in the old days it was how to stock a cellar. But he wasn't very liberal with it. From now on times' have changed. This is Liberty Hall, and you are my guest, John, old man. A nice old game you've been playing while I've been theoretically among the dear departed, eh ? Well, aren't «you going to give me your fist, old sport ? It's not often you have the pleasure of meeting one who lias come back from across the Big Divide."

He held out a trembling hand.

" One minute," said Galloway crisply. " Y'ou are not yourself, Dyson, and you're not capable of getting Tt clear view of the situation."

" I'm all right, the top half of me," returned Mallet. " It's only my legs that aro not quite up to parade form. My brain's as clear as a bell."

Galloway knew this of old. He had often Been Mallet with a perfectly clear head, although he was so much the worse for drink that he could not walk a yard.

" What's the matter ? " he demanded querul- ously. " Why won't you shake hands ? "

" Do you know who I am ? " demanded John.

" Sure. You're John Galloway, my old part- ner and' shipmate. What's the bee in your bonnet, anyway : "

" Do you know why I am here, and the posi- tion I am occupying in this house ? "

'" Of course I know," returned Mallet. " I know every blessed thing about it, and I'm sur- prised at you, John Galloway. Surprised ami jiained. But there you are. I always said that about you strait-laced fellows. When you break away you go the whole hatful. Your morals are simply awful, and I'm surprised at you. Now shake hands."

He was talking quite rationally, anil 'obviously meant what he said. Galloway took his hand in silence. Presently he said :

" Whatever you may have heard and what- ever conclusion you may have come to, Dyson, 1 am glad to tho bottom of my heart to see you alive.

" I know you are," returned Mallet. . " No need for tho hot air, old sport. I'm glad to see you again too, ftnd I don't forget that if it had not boon for you this happy reunion would never havo taken place."

" What on earth do you moan, Dyson t "

" Before I said ' good evening ' to the Sweet Alice and walked daintily oft the deck, you put two lifebelts on me ; and it was those two life- belts which brought mo back to Home Sweet Home in the fulness of time, as the poets say. Now when a man has two lifebelts, and he gives one to a pal, he's a good sport. But when ho gives both to his pal, and keeps none for himself, lie's a dashed fool, and that's what you are. John Galloway. But you're a white man, and we'll just have another little spot to celebrato this happy birthday."

Galloway frowned at tho word birthday, but Mallet had evidently used it quite innocently.

" I think you've had enough," said John.

•' Wrong, dear boy," responded the master of tho house. " I've never known tho time when I've had enough."

John let him gulp down another small measure and then faced him seriously.

" Now listen, Dyson," ho said, " whHo I explain the situation to you. You may know something, but you cannot possibly know all. When you do, you will in all probability take a different view of things, and your opinion of ire will be less charitahlo." .

"Carry on>"i said Mallet: "I'm listoning. Just another spot would probably help mo to appreciate the hoinousness of your stupendous yCen'.inued on page 8J

Picture Slioir, October 30//* , 1920.


Bujfter Keaton Imitates the Jroses of Some of tlie Metro Stars.

THE old saying, " Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," is proved once more by the photographs on this page. Buster Keaton could not help admiring the beautiful stars of the Metro Flm Company, and that he has endeavoured to flatter them l>y imitation is quite obvious from these photo- graphs.

The artistic poses of May Allison, Viola Dana, and Alice Lake, were so full of grace and charm, that Buster decided not to be outdone. He was quite sure that if he took particular pains to copy their exact poses, he could look just as charming and fascinating. The position with which he had the most dilViCulty was that of Viola Dana. Buster did not think he was quite the right type for this.

Was He Successful ?

DO you think Buster was successful in looking as fascinating as May Alli- son, Viola Dana, and Alice Lake ?

He was very pleased with himself, and insisted upon the camera-man taking his photograph, as he copied the pose of each of the stars.

Buster's Valuation of a Grin.

BUSTER KEATON used to be a co-worker with Fatty Arbuckle, but he now ax-ts in his own comedies for Metro. If you see one of these comedies, you can be sure of a hearty laugh. You will notice that Buster himself rarely smiles on the films. He says : " I think people get a lot more enjoyment in watching me on the screen if I don't wear a silly grin throughout pictures. Anyway, I'm too busy being tossed and knocked about to spend much time in smiling."

VIOLA DANA has set BUSTER KEATON a difficult task with this artistic pose ; and

BUSTER does not think it quite suits his style ol beauty I


J'iciurc Show, October 30///, 1920.

"The Price fif, Honour." lCo'tX'°'"

fall from grace. No ? Very well then, I'll go dry. Cany on with your oration, but make it il-.prt, as you love me. I am longing to sleep in i civilised bed once more."

This was altogether a different ending from anything which John had imagined or dreamed. When he saw Mallet in the flesh, returned to lifo and to the inheritance which had been filched from him, Galloway had expected storm and l.iitcr upbraiding.

But Dyson not only took it very calmly, but found plenty of amusement in it.

Calloway told the whole tale from the begin- ning. He told everything with meticulous care, omitting only one important figure from the picture Athalie Railton.

Dyson took it all as if it wereStlie funniest thing in the world, and this was not because he had been drinking. Calloway knew well that Mallet could sometimes, in those circumstances, be a very ugly and dangerous customer.

" John," he said, ' you're a jewel ! Fancy you going and doing the stage villain act all that much. 'Pon my word, you have surprised me, John. The nerve of it ! But after all, it wasn't altogether your own choosing. It was pushed on you in the first place."

"That's true enough," answered John. " But remember that I could have stopped the whole- thing at any moment with a little firmness."

Mallet winked solemnly.

" That's the worst of you, John. You're so dashed weak."

John felt almost aggrieved that Dyson 'took it all so calmly.

" You don't seem very much upset about it," lie remarked.

" Upset," retorted Mallet. " Why should I be ? My dear lad, 1 was not using this domicile myself. You wero perfectly welcome to make use of it while 1 was away welcome as the flowers in spring. It has not come to any harm apparently. You wouldn't rob me. Kven if I had been well and truly dead, you would have •Jirown up the sponge sooner or later, John, and told the lawyer people all about it."

" 1 should certainly have done that," said Calloway.

" I know you would. You've got too much conscience to play the villain, John, yards too much. You'll never get on. I expect that suit you've got on and your board and lodging are about all you've debited my account with."

" That is exactly all," said John.

"'T thought so. And you're welcome to them my boy. You're welcome to stop hero as long as you like as my guest, provided you acknow- ledge me as master of the house. Must be master of my own house, you know. And you are welcome to a go at that bottle if you'll pour me out just a spot. This talking is dry work."

" Not another drop," said! John resolutely.

Mallet frowned, and stood up with a jerk.

For a moment he stood unsteadily, then a swift grey pallor came over his face. He clutched at the air, swung round violently, and fell with a crash on his face.

John was not quick enough to catch him. He was alarmed. This did not look like mere drunkenness. The grey pallor had faded, and already he had gone deathly white.

With great difficulty John lifted him back into his chair, and as he undid the knotted choker round the man's muscular throat, Dyson opened his ej'es and smiled faintly.

" What was that ? " asked Calloway sharply. " Are you ill, Dyson 1 '■'

" ' That,' my dear boy," replied Dyson, " was my heart. In my advanced years I am de- veloping a heart, and at unforeseen moments it goes back on ine even as my legs do. They tell mo it is the result of my night out after the Sweet Alice went down. John, dear boy, I am