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Another Thrilling story By The Writer of "Snaring The Master"

But while he eyed them with a world of condescension, he was busy scanning their faces, searching for the man he sought. Time and time again he seemed on the point of reaching out and putting a restraining arm on the hand of one of the men. But even he hesitated at the last moment and allowed the fellow to file past.

At last, however, he gave up his search in despair and resignedly claimed the attention of the raggedly-dressed person who happened to be before him at that moment, "How would you like to have a real meal and a new suit?" he inquired.

The resentment in the vagrant'a face died as he saw that Smalley wore costly apparel. "I'd like nothing better, mister," Then, suddenly suspicious - - "What do you want me to do for you? Nothing crooked, I hope?"

Professor Smalley laughed. "I assure you my intentions are purely humanitarian. But if you doubt . . . . . . . "