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y he sd my friend the
Bravery, Doctoi - qi' %th'n,
third officer, isn't 'ch simp
as you think it. One mas rve on
one way, and another in , :ecalled
Often enough, that whi7 ig called
bravery is nothing more thav custVm.
You wouldn't go up on the fo'C-roy'
yard in half a gale to reef sfril, 47o9IJ
You? Not you! You'd be afraid.
Nell, you might think me a brave Jnan
because I would. But then I'd be
afraid to cut a chap's leg off, and YO0U
That was what old Captain Hoskins,
whom I used to sail with, could never
understand. If a man was a bit nerv
ous about the sea, he used to look
down on him as all sorts of a coward.
But there carn. a day when he learned
It happened when I was with him
in a three-masted sailing-ship, the
Arrow. We lay at Singapore, along
side Tanjong Pagan wharf, loading
'with a general cargo for Liverpool.
The principal object in that cargo was
a lion that we were shipping fur
London. It lay in a strong cage of
wood and iron. with a door in the
front through which it could be fed.
It was a fine big brute, and every time
it stretched itself you could see the
muscles slipping over its sides and the
big. wicked-looking claws peeping out
of the pads of its feet in a way that
made you very thankful for the bars.
We had a passenger or two, one of
whom was a young girl who went by
the name of Hilda Sandford. Directly
the old man set eyes on her trim figure
and her wealth of golden hair, he was
struck all of a heap, so to speak, and I
could see that he was promising him
self a mighty pleasant voyage.
The other passenger was a strange,
lean. wiry man, who wore gold eye
glasses, and kept peering about the
sL,.p in a most uncomfortable way.
He gave his name as Professor Hay.
though we didn't find out what he pro
fessed until later.
An hour or tw.o before we started
this Mr. Hay came up to the old man
and began asking him a lot of ques
"Captain." he said nervously. "I hope
'we shall have a quiet passage."
"I don't see why we shouldn't,"
said Hoskins genially.
Mr. Hay looked up at the sky.
"There seems to be a good deal of
wind about," he said.
"Pretty fair,'' said Hoskins. "That's
. 1 .g'ng *-hdke us home. Not
Ibeing a steamer, we can't do without
"You're sure It's quite safe?" asked
"Safe!" says the old man, getting on
his high horse, "safe! I'm sailing this
The Professor smiled apologetically.
"You will excuse me, Captain." he
~said, "I did not mean any oience'.
'The fact is I am constitutionally nern
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Vso hpbad t safeigta
Theo Pesor. ise agaeeing tad
haed toehvebe ablrt oercomefo
frhe "odsantooeor at for wth ea
qrt of od-naurd cokntempt.e
"You'vemn a te aaredo hes
dfrd "wl tayo stoinganafe
Thie Posorfcg smle hagean a
a'k," he sid."Amaolk tht hereht
'Wedl tou n have a fatato felo
Ah," he stoid "befrut or at womast
qure. of bat ouer. oias loohedi
ermhi. ant'snul tre tem Miss
a~h sanit's " ifn.A man kettout
st to dry lfad.o"ntin.
'delr, you know.Ihv afai ofanytin:'
ainrhi. atan" she asked
oth." h saidHkn. "buY'r om an
ee Ah biet sorm feer sarchd in
omns Iut atut theo nam."u
t mto be frice o beothiave,
:Jnh wim311 right when you're used
te 10 1.
to it," said Hoskins modestly. "A
brave man and a pretty woman are
two of the finest sights in creation.
They ought always to be together.
There was something In his tone that
made her blush, and though she agreed
w1th him. she took the first opportunity
of -learing off to another part of the
Shortly afterwards we put to seA,
For the noxt few days we had the
best ,weather, and everything went
smoothLy. I could see one or two
things thlaf set me thinking. The
first was that the old man was making
htimself pncommiioniy attentive to Miss
sandford. The second was that Mr.
Elay, in a qltiet and timid sort of way,
was thinking a' good deal of her too.
For my part, I thought the girl fancied
Hay rather than Hoskins: and though
she couldn't avoid the "old man," and
could not help listening to his sea
yarns, I could see her eyes turning
forwards towards the waist, where
Hay was putting In his time looking
at the lion.
One afternoon the skipper was sit
ting beside Miss Sandford on the poop
deck, when Hay came up the com
panion and made his way towards
"There's something I want to tell
you, Captain." he said. "It's getting
on my mind and making me quite un
comfortable. That man whose busi
ness it is to look after the lion isn't
doing his work properly. The animal
isn't getting enough food. It Is de
veloping a savage nature. And yester
day, when I went to see the raan about
it, I found that he was intoxicated.
I really think you should interfere."
Of coursn the "old man" should
have interfered. JBut he didn't like
being told his duty by the little Pro
fessor, especially when the girl was
about, so he just sneered.
"I a. pose you're afraid of the beast
escaping'?' he said.
"I .should certainly regard it as un
fortunate," the littl.e man replied.
"You see. a drunke' man might he
careless about the fastenings. I must
really insist upon your speaking to
"He's not one of my crew," said
Hoskins. "I have enough to do to
look after them. If any of them get
drunk, they'll hear of it. But this chap
W g passenger. even if he Is only a
steerage one. He can do as he likes
with his spare time. If you're so
darned frightened about the beast,
you'd better look to the fastenings
"Excuse me," said the Professor
stiffly. "that is not my business. The
animal does not belong to me. I have
done what I believe to be my duty and
can say no more."
He turned away without even a
glance at the girl.
"That man." said loskins. looking
after him, "Is frightened of his own
[ STRAIGHT BETWEEN THE EYS"
shidow. ILet me give you at lit of
fatherly advice. Miss Sandford. WXhen
ou are looking for a man to marry.
never select a cow~ard. A "irn like you
w ant~ someone 'who wi 11ll rotect her in
im of dang~er: someone s.he can rely
on and look up to.
"I'm not thinking of getting mar
ried." she said shyly. "lBut when I do.
'll bear your advice in mind. Cap~taim.
"That's it." said Hloskins. "Think
over it carefully. And as for getting
married. I'd be glad if you'd think
over that too."
he started. with a fri;ghtened look.
"Oh. Captain:" she said. "Please
"Miss Sand1ford!" he said. "Hilda!
haven't you a word for a poor old sea
man who worships the very ground
you tread on? Think over it. None
but the brave deserve the fair. vou
"You mustn't speak like this." she
eclaimed, rising as though she were
ditressed. "You are older than I am.
and I don't know that you are a brave
man. I have only your word for it.
Please don't speak to me about this
The "old man" saw that he had gone
too far. "Waitr' he said. "don't be
frightened. I promise niot to saIy a
word until we reach England. Before
e ge.. thri we have a bit of mnou
weather, I'll show you the sort
man I an. I should love a bit of da
ger for your sake."
About a week la.ter, the girl w
sitting on the pocp-deek, reading
book. The "old man" was marchiz
up and down with a quarter-deck tr<
casting glances at her and thinkli
how pretty she was when suddenly I
uttered a howl that would have frigh
ened an elephant and sprang into tb
port mizzen rigging. I was near t
the time, and I looked at him, wonde
ing whether he had gone mad. The
I saw what he had seen, and I went n
to the starboard mizzen shrouds a
quickly as he had gone up the po;
ones.- The girl raised her head an
looked up at the Captain and he gape
down at her and tried to shout. Bu
for some time he could only mak
"Look! look!" he yflled at las
"come up the rigging! The lion 1
She sprang 'to her feet and looke
about her. Not four yards away fron
her the lion was playing with a co
of rope, the terrible claws alternate.
exposing and sheathing themselves
The creature was paying no sort o
attention to the girl at the moment
but of course it might take it Into It
head to spring on her at any instan1
As she stood, she was cornered be
tween the stern of the ship and th
cabin door. There was nothing to b
done but to climb up the rigging
She tried, but the first step was to
high, and she could not manage it
when she realized that, I thougLt sh
was going to faint.
Hoskins was just going down t
give her a hand, but at that momen
the lion looked up and saw hin
and lashing its tail gave a mufflet
roar. The " old man" stuck where h
was then, and sort of shivered all ore
like a jelly. As f'-r the girl. she moane
despairingly, and gave herself up fa
lost. Just then-out of the cabin cam
He took one look around and sav
the lion. ThenI he picked up a broot
that someone who had been washin
decks had left leanIng against th
deck-house, and pushed at the li
with it, looking it straight between th
eye He kept walking forward, pus:
ing the beast gently before him righ
into the watst and bao into its eage
in spite of several ugly snaras. Whe:
he had it safely fastened In, he cam
astern again, looking not the least bl
excited or worried, and put the broon
earefully back in its place. The gir
%vas ooking hard at him, and her eye
were shining; but he didn't seem t
be aware of it. Captain Hoskins ha
come dowil the rigging and was look
ing a trifle ashauied of pimself. Hi
44dn't known it was so easy to pus!
lions Into their cage with 'a broom
After a bit he spoke up.
"That was a fine bit of work, Sir.'
2e said. "If I hadn't seen it, I couldn'
iave believed it."
"Oh, it's nothing," said the Pro
ressor. "'It was my business. I havc
tar'ed wild animals."
After that he seemed to dismiss th(
whole subject from his mind, and wen
lown into the cabin. But I saw him
!4ter in the evening, talking to tha
-irl, and he must have hM sometihin
important to say to her, for w~hen tlb
"old man" met her next morning an:
began making excuses for' luimself
she cut him short.
"Captain Haskins," she said, "d
you remember advising me to Drr;
a brave man ?"
"I do." said Hoskins, a bit' puzzled
"'Well," she said softly, "he askei
me yesterday; and I'm going to tak
All of which shows you, Doctor, tha
bravery is very much'a nmatter of cus
tomn. As for poor old Hoskins, we ha<
mill-pond weather the whole wa:
bome, and he hadn't even a charice t
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Unique and Striking Designs in Hair
Ls Ornaments, hat Pins and Neck
t, This year has its share of fads and
g frills quite as much as any that are
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and bracelets, were it not for the fact
that each article which is donned
gains that distin2tion by reason of its
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Beads In the fcrm of necklace are
worn in all color- and they are used to
further accentuate some color tone in
, the costume. The necklace worn with
s the lingerie blouse is often chosen to
match the hat and gloves, or to offer
. a becoming note -of contrast to a mono
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1 not own one necklace but a dozen.
some of them ecpensive but the ma
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f Some very beau-ful shades of green
and amethyst ai e ,en in these beads.
i while amber is returned to favor with
- Among the prettiest necklaces re
3 cently seen are those of shell from
i Honolulu with :oloring of wondrous
beauty. They come in all of the
> pastel shades, while the bl)ue-grays,
greens, pale yellows and o1: rose are
a beautifully comlined. The shells are
very small and :live with color. The
y necklaces are often long enough to
t wind several times about the neck.
, atplis, too, are causing consider
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. all manner of fantastic shapes and in
r rare colorings. The same idea of
I harmony is adhered to with these
r quite as much :1.9 I. the choice of a
necklace, Thost pins with heads of
amber are consilered especially smart
, with black hats as well as those of
1 tan and brown, while almost every
fashionable colcr may be matched in
hatpins of crystal or other persuasion.
Some very dainty heads of Dresden
china are hand painted and tinted witlh
the delicate colors for wear with the
t white and flower. hat;,
f-iryng' out this idea of artistic
adornment are the flowers of soft
satin ribbon which trim many dainty
frocks and bats, The gloss of the rib
bon as well as its softness and ex
quisite shadlng give to the blossoms
of ribbon a rare beauty which is sel
dom seen in those of silk or velvet.
Rare little bunches of violets or wild
roses made of satin ribbon are fre
quently worn'ai bodice decoration in
stead of the real flowers, and while
they prov0 gn ct'ellent suggestion of
the flowers them:iselves, they have the
added charm o: not crushing and of
beingplways fresh, A lady of fashion
recently sailing for Europe carried
several beautifrl little corsage boquets
of this kind.
There has been a greater demand fop
fancy combs atd hair ornaments this
year'than for :ornetime past. Head
dressing has reached Its height during
the past few ycars and coiffures were
- never more e.Kluisitely arranged. It
Is small wonder then that the demand
a or combs has been so great, Here
Sthe idea of suitability is still followed
Sand wlgle the comb must be that in
best harmony with the costume, the
>little bar or ocher shaped pin which
- holds the stray -locks at the neck must
match the com b. These are In all
-prices. One very striking and attrac
Itive comb seen recently was of a comn
a position resembling amber. A huge
dragon Ay spread Its wings across the
t top in beatifulIly shadied'metal giving
-the effect of ;ridescence in coloring.
1 The price was $3.50. Another of tor
rtolse shell mot..nted in solid gold with
> dainty designi of leaves and berries
was five inches wide and cost $21.50.
The fruit *was; carried out in small
Oriental pearl;, the centre one being
a large fresh water pearL. In spite of
the good Imitations which can be had,
the real shell is unequalled for light
ness and durzi bility.
e Margaret Anglfi, who refused to pro
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3l Vaughn Moody's play until he signed
a document giving her the exclusive
American. English and Australian
rights to it. was born in the Canadian
e House of Parliament twenty-five years
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o usual' resultel from the fact that her
,r father. Timo::hy Anglin, was Speaker
*- of the Canad:ain House and her mother
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e Miss Anglin has been on the stage
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di ment being with James O'Neill. with
1- whom she played Mercedes in "Monte
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the famous "Cyrano de Bergerac" she
Shad the part of Roxanne. and later
was star in the Empire Theatre Stock
Company of New York. For two years
Sshe has beeni at the head of her own
ig company. and has achieved marked
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nct. A fanciful yoke appears in front and,
ck, continuing along the closing in stole
shion. A small applied pocket lendia jaunty
decidedlv smart. White Sennel. linen.
Tetas or biadelothi. as well as an" <-therplain
tterial which possesssth t qualities necessary
tailoring. may serve. For the medium srzes
ards of 36-inch gocds are needed.
C434-Sizes, S2'to 42 inches bust measure.
ALISADE PATTERN' Co.,
17 Battery Place, New York City.
For 10 cents enciosed please serd pattern
> 4:4 to the following address: