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CHAPTER ONE

arrived-here was his destination and here was the beginning of his quest-a quest for gold!
The gates were open and the horse passed through them. The drive ahead was bordered by great trees and a profusion of flowering shrubs. There were lilac bushes heavy with purple and mauve blossom whose fragrance seemed to scent the air and made the traveller forget once again his anxiety as he glanced around him.
Laburnum trees were fountains of gold, chestnut blooms starred the trees like Christmas candles, pink and white. An early cuckoo called from the dark boughs of the cedars; there was a glimpse of lawns ahead, soft and lush as green velvet.
It was spring! and Rodney felt light-hearted and assured at the beauty of it.
Then, as his horse carried him forward slowly, something flew swiftly through the air, striking his hat and casting it violently from his head.
He turned startled, yet with that alertness to danger which comes to men who have lived close to it for many years. He looked not to where his hat had fallen in the dust, pierced by a fine arrow, but in the direction whence it had come. The lilac bushes were swaying as if someone moved behind their screening leaves.
With a swiftness that bespoke an athletic body, welltrained and utterly subject to the man, Rodney Hawkhurst leapt from his horse and in three strides reached the bushes ; plunging into them he seized hold of someone who was hiding there.
He had moved so quickly that he himself had not expected that the fierce hardness of his hands would encounter anything so soft as a white shoulder. But before he had time to consider, he had gripped it fiercely and dragged its owner out on to the grass which bordered the drive.
He saw then that it was a woman he held captive, or rather, a girl. She was twisting and turning in his grasp and for a moment it took all his strength to hold her. Then, as his fingers tightened against her struggles, she was suddenly still.
" Let me go!"
She raised her face to his, throwing back as she did so a

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