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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 7, 1931, Mason City, Iowa MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE filOOn of DELIGHT Chapter 34 THE MARQUESAS PLANS Spike reflected the marquess a now What was t prevent their combining as they ha once combined Not here in New Orleans tha was out of the question But Pnill Tha thothad kept her a wiUln prisoner In her room For that sh sayed inside did not venture down stairs where Divltt feared sh might be recognized Dlvitt she told herself was straightening already after lie blow of Mollys death Today he had eve seemed to see her as they passe each other on the balcony are you Mister Divltt Bhe had asked arid he had answered Oh well enough She wouldgo i to see him on the ha cony dripping from the eaves Wb would have supposed the heavens could hold all this rain They did not play so late Inth parlorsnow Spike would perhap come up earlier tothe office wher 1 he counted his gains every nigh and put them in the safe Not man gains these nights and lie was no long counting them 1 She would listen for him to give him time The marquesa dressed her opu lent curves In the red satin gown combed her black hair caretull thrust in a jeweled comb fastene the crescentshaped earrings She waited by the window ti came up the stair The offic closed She waited 10 minute more while the rain droned The ishe laid the beaded red cape abou Jer and went along the balcony t Divitts door She knocked asked first who was there It is i He opened then and she stepped J in smiling Whereve you been he de 7lnanded Nowhere softly Im just going He closed the door and she T added i If you will let me I am so lonely The evenings gains a neatly J counted pile of bills lay on the desk thrust them Into a drawer banged the drawer shut Let you he said Youve prob ably been going out every night I have not protested the mar quess But a man I met at the Craushaws wrote me that if come back in time I mus come up to liis rooms for a Hl supper to He send the letter to the Vijon The allusion to the Gransaaws was unfortunate Divltt bad reason to hanervous regarding Xlmberto and the Cranshaw diamonds tonight It was past the hour when Umberto should have telephoned him Up town 0666 No Wrong number Then he would have known every i tfiing waa all right The marquesa went on softly am so lonely I say to myself jl can go to the supper and tell I am leavin again said Divitt is an idea leptirely worthy of you Who is this man The marquesa liked the question and the way Divltt asked it i Lredbetter she an with dropped eyes having chbsen carefully Diyltt noddedXedbetter is not in New Orleans he remarked He sailed for Paris and the Orient something like a week ago He mus have gone sudden said Ithe marquesa as well you found out isnt observed Divitt I do not want to go she an swered laying by her cape I am jus so lonely I would much rathe talk to you It is tod bad thi have go Who says the parlors have gon down demanded Divitt But have they not So man peopledo notcome any more Its the new chief of polio Theyre afraid Dtvitf had risen walked to th This Cranshaw job Things had been too easy for Urn berto Ever since Juanita and the ma quesa had come back he had bai a lurking premonition of eyil Mollys death had pvershadowei it for awhile later if hadreturned In the inarquesas he seemed to feel it more She waa like a red omen of disaster I am so sorry for you Spike The marqiiesashusky murmur We bad a nlze place in Philly no He did not answer standing by the window The marquesa rose stole to him softly Her arm was about him before he knew that she was there mio let us be as we were before Divltt turned with sach violence that she fell against the desk star Ing at him with startled eyes The telephone rang behind her Divitt picked itup Get ou t he said motioning with his head to the door The marquesaa eyes began to smolder Pay me what you owe me sh said A strange voice was coming from the telephone in Divitts hand Di vittpressed the mouthpiece agains his chest spoke again to the mar quesa Get the hell out of Toward evening of the next da the sun came out went down clea and red That night there wen stars Juanita dressed almost automat ically so binding waa Mollys las request so close seemed the pros pect of release Gabreau stoppei at her window as she pinned he veil fUmberto get caught last night he said and grinned Juanita paused Where A house call d3 Cranshaws I in de papers De marquesa show it to me T think she glad Juanita sat down on the window sit Release seemed very close Umberto caught You mighthave been there too 3abreau Gabreau shook his head If 1 e dere he would not be caught Divltt need me in e parlor What will they do with him I dont know Mebbe it will get s all in trouble De papers say Jmberto will tell nothin but meb e dey will trace him here Dat de marquesa say She is ack her tronlc De paper say it think Umberto ave to do all de robberies but he ill not tell what he do wit de loot e willnot tell nothin1 Look fhat I tell you Juanita looking saw the mar uesas trunk being carried down stair She arranged her veil astened the pearl ring on the coird that dropped tosUJe her breast fol owed Gabreau down the stair The marquesa opened her door oftly and looked out Yet she renew that Divitt was not there He ad been gone all day Now he as in the parlors The marquesa had been gone so had finally procured reserva ons on a steamer bound for Spain passport she had had for onths This was the moment she ad awaited when every one should e in the parlors In the dark of the balcony the marquesa crept to Divitts window roke a pane Quickly she unfas ened the catch crawled in Divitt the night before thrust the oiinted bills into a drawer rather han work the combination of the afe in her presence Immediately after the telephone all she had heard him leave the iffice In the disturbed hours thar lad followed there was a chanct iat he had not thot of the money again The marquesa laughed softly aa she opened the drawer She pushec 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