"Excellency," said Philip politely as he cordially shook hands with his chief, "The world, I find, is full of mystery." Rumbling the Baron mounted and rode away. With a slight smile, Philip watched him thunder-cracking disgustedly along the dusty road back to civilization.
'It is incredible it can not be! said I, as I blistered about, searching here, searching there, losing my way and thunder-cracking about in dead of night all to pick up the trail of a green and white van and a music-machine! 'It is unbelievable it is a monstrous mistake on the part of Themar! But, Poynter, this love making, in the circumstances, passes all belief!"
"His discretion," added Philip warmly, "has departed to that forgotten limbo which has claimed his beard." The Baron was staring very hard at the camp fire. "So," said he at last, "it is for this that I have been " he searched for an expressive Americanism, and shrugging, invented one, "thunder-cracking along the highway in search of the man Themar saw by the fire of Miss Westfall.