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THE MAUI NEWS-
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 1905
CHARLES CLARK MVNN
Ocwtffat, UOQ, bf Lm She pud
Chapters I and 1 1 Uncle Terry is the
keeper of the Cape light on Southport
island. He has an adopted daughter
Telly (Etelka,) grown to womanhood,
who was rescued when a babe from the
wreck of the Norwegian ship Peterson.
C. Ill Albert and Alice Page are two or
phan with a heritage of debt, living in
the village of Sandgate. Albert is a col
lege graduate, and through the influence
of his chum, Frank Nason, gets a posi
tion in the law office of "Old Nick" Frye
C. IV Frye is a scoundrel and is the at
torney for Frank's father, a wealthy Bos
ton merchant. He wants Albert to keep
up his intimacy with Frank, who has a
, yacht, plenty of money and nothing to
do but amuse himself. C. V. In an even
ing's outing with Frank, Albert fritters
away $20. At the same time Alice is
walking four miles a day to teach school
and supporting herself and Aunt Susan.
C. VI. At the same time Alice is walk
ing four miles a day to teach school and
supporting herself and Aunt Snsan. Frye
increases Albert's pay from $ 75 to 175 a
month as a bribe to spy upon the Nasons.
C. VII and VIII. Albert tells Frank of
his debts, Alice's struggles and his dislike
of expensive follies. Frank confesses his
disgust with an idle life and induces his
father to make Albert his attorney in
place of Frye. IX and X Albert has
$2,500 a year to attend to Nason 's affairs.
He takes Frank to his village home for
Christmas, with an inevitable result that
his friend is smitten with Alice. XII
Frank is delighted with the country holi
day of sleighrides and skating. Alice
keeps him at a distance and tells her
brother that his chum ought to work for
a living. , XIII and XIV A notice ap
pears in the papers calling for the heirs
of Eric Peterson of Stockholm, whose
son and his wife and child were wrecked
on the Maine coast. Frye is the attorney.
Uncle Terry goes to Boston and after tell
ing his story in full gives Frye $200 to
recover the estate for Telly. XV. and
XVI. Frank takes a hint from Alice and
studies law. Albert plans a summer va
cation trip to his home for himself and
chum. Alice resolves not to fall in love
with the city chap according to the plot
XVII and XVIII Alice avoids meeting
Frank alone. However, he scatters tips
so freely among the villagers that gossips
set nim down as a millionaire courting
the pretty schoolma' am
i CIIArXEU XIX.
'pjjTVAXK NASOX had console
rf J himself during ' the mini.
months or hard study witl
visions of a yachting trip li
July nnd August, when perhaps li:
some manner Alice Page could be In
duced to come, with his mother and
sisters to Chaperon her and her broth
er and some other friends to completi
He had the Gypsy put In first cla
shape and all - her staterooms refur
nished, and one In particular, which he
Intended - Alice should occupy, uphol
stered In blue. So well formed were
his plana that he timed the start so ae
to utilize the July moon for the first
ten days and mapped out a trip taking
In all the Maine coast, spending a week
at Bar Harbor, and then a ran up as
far as Nora Scotia.
Me had described all the charms of
this trip to Alice and extended to her
the most urgent Invitation. Be had
obtained her brother's promise to sup
plement It and also to make one of the
party, and he had persuaded hia sister
Blanch to aid him with his mother, but
be had met discouragement on all sides.
In the first place,. Alice wrote It was
doubtful If she could go. It would be
a delightful outing and one she would
enjoy, but It would not be right to
leave Aunt Susan alone for so long, and
then, as her school did not close until
the last of June, she would have no
time to get ready.
To cap the climax of Frank's dlscom
flture, when July came bla mother an
nounced that she bad decided to go to
the mountains for the summer.
-It's no use, Bert," be said to bis
friend one evening. "I wanted your
slater to go to Maine with us and moth
er and the girls and a few more to
make a party, but If no go. I cant
Induce your sister to Join ua, and lfs
no use if she would, for mother has
determined to go to the mountains, and
that settles It If you and I nave any
outing on the yacht we must make up
a gander party."
. That suits me Just as well as, and
in fact better than, the other plan," re
plied Albert consolingly. "If we have
a lot of ladlea along we must dance at
tendance upon them, and If not we can
fish, smoke, play cards, sing or go to
sleep when we feel like It I tell you,
Prank," he onnUnoad, evidently desir
ing to cheer up that yoong man, "girls
are all right aa companions at borne or
at balla and theaters, but on a yacht
they are la the way."
A week afterward, and early one
bright . morning, the Gypsy, with
skipper, crew and a party of eight
Jolly young men on board, sailed out
of Boston and that night dropped
anchor under the lee of an Island In
Caaco bar. She remained there one
full day and the next ran to Booth-
bay and found shelter In a landlocked
cove forming part of the coast line
of Southport Island. It was after din
ner next day, and while the rest of
the party were either playing cards or
napping In hammocks under the awn
ing, that Albert Page took one of the
boats, bis pipe and sketchbook and
rowed down the coast a mile to an In
let he bad noticed the day before. The
outer point of this was formed by
bold cltff that be desired to sketch, and
pulling the boat well up behind the
inner point tying the painter to a
rock and taking toe enshloxui along,
he foM a shad apot and sat dawn.
Jli jMatLlsA J Jttodfw ft
seat was a little damp, but fie thought j
nothing of It and lighting his pipe be
He worked for. an hour putting the
weed draped rocks and long swells
that broke over them Into fats book,
and then, lulled perhaps by the monot
onous rhythm of the ocean, lay back
on the cushion and fell asleep. The
next he knew he waa awakened by a
cold sensation and found the tide had
risen until It wet his feet Hastily
getting up, he took the cushions and
returned to where he had left the boat,
only to find It bad disappeared. The
rising tide had lifted the boat and
painter from the rocks, and It was
nowhere to be seen.
"There must be some road back up
on the Island," he thought "that will
lead me near the cove where the
Gypsy la," and, still retaining the
cushions, he started to find It But
he was a stranger to Southport Island,
and the farther away from the sea he
got the thicker grew the tangle of
scrub spruce and briers. It was too
thick to so anywhere, and after a
half hour of desperate scrambling the
afternoon sun began to seem about doe
east He had long since dropped the
cushions, and finally, In sheer exhaus
tion, be eat down on a rock to collect
'It look as though I'm billed to stay
here. aO eight" be thought as he noted
the lowering sun, "and nobody knows
how much longer! There must be a
road somewhere, though, and I'm go
ing to find It if the light lasts long
He started once more and had noli
gone ten rods ere he came to one, and
then he breathed easier. His clothes
were torn, his hands and face scratch
ed by briers, and to save himself he
couldn't make It seem but that the sun
was setting In the east. He sat down
to think. All sound of the ocean was
gone, and a stillness that seemed to
crawl out of the thicket was around
him. He rested a few moments more
and then suddenly beard the sound of
wheels and presently saw, coming
around the curve, an old fashioned
carryall, worn and muddy, and, drlv
lng the horse at a Jog trot a man as
dilapidated looking aa the vehicle.
Gladdened at the sight be arose and.
holding up his hand as a signal, halted
the teem. "Excuse me, air," he said
to the man, who eyed him curiously,
"but will you tell me where I ami"
"Waal," waa the answer- In a slow
drawl, "ye're on Southport Island an'
'bout four miles from the Jumpln' off
place. Whar might ye be goln'T Ye
"I am," answered Page, "and badly
bushed too. I lost my boat over back
bore on the shore and have had a
cheerful time among the Mohawk
briers. I belong to a yacht that la
anchored in a cove of this Island, I
can't tell where, and If you will take
me to her I'll pay you well." '
The man In the wagon laughed.
"Say, .stranger," he observed with a
chuckle, "you 'mind roe o the feller
that got full an' wandered round for
a spell till he fetched up to a house
an' sed to the man that cum to the
door, 'If you will tell me who I am or
whar I am or whar I want tor go I'll
give ye a dollar.' "
Page had to laugh in spite of bis
plight for the humorous twinkle In
the old man's eyes as he uttered his
Joke was Infectious. -"I'd
like ter 'commodate ye," he add
ed, "but aa I'm carryln' Uncle Sam's
mall an' must git home an' tend the
light an' aa ye don't know whar ye
want ter go, ye best Jump In an' go
down to Balnt's Rest whar I live, an'
In the mornln' we'll try an' bunt up
It seemed the only thing to do, and
Albert availed himself of the chance.
"Can you tell the spot where you
found me?" be said to the man as they
started on. "I'd like to go back there
tomorrow and find my cushions."
"Waal," was the answer, "as I've
druv over this road twice a day for
nigh on to thirty year, I'm tolerable
familiar with It My name's Terry,
an' I'm keeper o the light at the Oape
an' carry the mall to sorter piece out
on. Who might ye bet"
"My name's Page, and I'm from Bos
ton, and a lawyer by profession," re
Uncle Terry eyed him rather sharply,
"I wouldn't 'a' took ye fer one," he
said. "Te look too honest I ain't
much stuck on lawyers," be added with
a chuckle. "I've had 'sperence with
'em. One of 'em sold me a hole In the
ground onct an' It cost me the bull o
twenty years savin's I Te'U 'sense
me fer beln' blunt It's my natur."
"Oh, I don't mind," responded Al
bert laughingly. "But you mustn't
Judge us all by one rascal."
They drove on, and as they Jogged
up and down the sharp hills he caught
alght here and there of the ocean, and
alongside the road, which consisted of
two ruts, a path and two grass grown
ridges, he saw wild roses in endless
profusion. On either hand was an In
terminable thicket In the little val
leys grew masses of rank ferns and
on the ridges, Interspersed between
the wild roses, clusters of red bunch
berries. The sun waa almost down
when they reached the top of a long
hill and be saw at Its foot a small har
bor connected with the ocean by a nar
row Inlet and around It a dozen or
more brown houses. Beyond was
tangle of rocks and, ruling above them,
the top of a white lighthouse. Uncle
Terry, who bad kept up a running fire
of questions all the time, baited the
horse and said:
"Te can now take yer first look at
Salnfs Rest, otherwise known as the
Oape. We ketch some lobsters an' fiah
here an' bey prayer meetln's once a
Then be chirruped to the horse, and
they rattled down the hill to a small
store, where be left a mall pouch and
then followed a winding road between
the scattered houses and out to the
point where stood a neat hlte dwell-
tMLdcsa beside a JKbthouM.
"III take ye into the bouse," sata un
cle Terry as the two alighted, "an' tell
the wlmmln folks to put on an extra
plate, an' I'll put up the boss."
"I'm afraid I'm putting your family
to some Inconvenience," responded Al
bert, "and as it Is not dark yet I will
walk out on the point I may see the
yacht and save you all trouble."
The sun, a ball of fire, waa almost at
the horlson, the sea all around lay an
Stood there unconncUnu.
Unruffled expanse of dark blue, undu
lating with the ground swells that
caught the red glow of the sinking sun
as they came In and broke upon the
rocks. Albert walked on to the highest
of the shore rocks and looked about
There was no sign of the Gypsy, and
only one boat was visible, and that a
dory rowed by a man standing upright
Over the still waters Albert could de
tect the measured stroke of his oars.
That and the low rumble of the ground
swells, breaking almost at 'his feet
were the only sounds. It waa like a
dream of solitude, far removed from
the world and all its distractions. For
t few moments he stood contemplating
the ocean alight with the setting sun's
red glow, the gray rocks at his feet and
the tall white lighthouse towering
above him, and then started around the
point He had not taken ten steps
when he saw the figure of a girl lean
ing against a rock and watching the
setting sun. One elbow waa resting on
the rock, her face reposing In her open
hand and fingers half hid In the thick
masses of hair that shone In the sun
light like burnished gold. A broad sun
hat lay 'on the rock, and the delicate
profile of her face was sharply outlined
against the western sky.
She had not heard Albert's steps, but
stood there unconscious of his scrutiny,
He noted the classic contour of her fea
tures, the delicate oval of her lips and
chin, and his artist eye dwelt upon and
admired her rounded bosom and per
fect shoulders. Had she posed for a
picture she could not have chosen a bet
ter position, and was so alluring and
withal so sweet and unconscious that
for a moment he forgot all else, even
his o.wn rudeness In standing there and
staring at her. Then he recovered him
self and, turning, softly retraced his
steps so as not to disturb her. Who
she was he had no idea and was still
wondering when he met Uncle Terry
who at once Invited him Into the house,
"This 'ere's Mr. Page, Llssy," he said
as they entered and met a stout elder
ly and gray haired woman. "I found
Mm up the road a spell an' wantln' to
know whar he waa."
"I am sorry to Intrude," he said, "but
I had lost my boat and all points of the
compass when your husband kindly
took me In charge."
Being offered a chair, Albert sat
down and waa left alone. He surveyed
the plainly furnished sitting room, with
open fireplace, a many colored rag car
pet on the floor, old fashioned chair
and dosens of pictures on the walls.
They caught his eye at once, mainly
because of the oddity of the frames,
which were evidently homemade, and
then a door waa opened, and Uncle Ter
ry invited him Into a lighted room
where a table waa set The elderly
lady waa standing at one end of It and
beside her a younger one, and as Al
bert entered he heard Uncle Terry aay,
"This Is our gal Telly, Mr Page," and
aa be bowed he saw, garbed In spotless
white, the girl he had seen leaning
against the rock and watching the sun
rr 1TIB appealing yet wondering
1 I glance that Albert Page met
r r 1 UB UO UUWKU W UV gill BWUU'
I - 1 lng beside the table that even
ing was one he never afterward forgot
It waa only one, for after that and dur
ing the entire meal ber blue eyes were
kept veiled by their long lashes or mod
estly directed elsewhere.
"It's a charming spot down here," he
remarked soon after the meal began,
"and so hidden that it is a surprise. I
noticed the light as we came in, but
did not see the village,"
"Waal, ye didn't miss anything." re
sponded his host "None r" the houses
are much for style, an' mebbe It's lucky
they're hid behind the rocks."
"I thought them quaint and comfort
able," observed Albert, "but what an
odd name you have for the place
Why do you call It 8aint's Restl"
"Chiefly 'cause none o' the people
have any chance to become sinners.
reckon." was the answer. "Ifs a trifle
lonesome In the winter, though."
"I suppose fishing Is your principal
occupation here," continued Albert,
seeing that sentiment was not consid
ered by Uncle Terry. "Your land does
not seem adapted for cultivation."
"There ain't much chance for tillln',"
he replied. "The land's wuss'n whar
X was brung up, down In Connecticut
an (bar we had ter round up the sheep
acft uraek. go' iMnren Owr nnpqa on
the grln'stun! We manage ter raise
nough ter eat though."
When the meal waa over Uncle Terry
said: "It's nice an' cool out on the
rocks, an' tbar's some seats out thar.
If ye enjoy sniokln' we best go out
while the wlmmin are doln' the
The moon that Frank had plunned
to UHe was nearlng Its full and high
overhead, and as the two men sought
congeniality In tobacco out on that
lonesome point Albert could not curb
his admiration for the scene. His of
fer of a cigar to his host hud been ac
cepted, and as that quaint man sat
quietly enjoying an odor and flavor he
wus unaccustomed to Albert said:
This experience has been a surprise
to me from the moment I met you. I
had an ugly hour's scramble over the
rocks and through a tangle of scrub
spruce and briers until I was utterly
lost and believed this taland an Im
passable wilderness. Then you came
along and brought me to one of the
most beautiful spots I ever saw. I
should like to stay here all summer
and do nothing but look at this mag
nificent ocean view and sketch these
"Do you paint plcturs too?" queried
Uncle Terry, suddenly Interested.
"Telly's daft on doln' that, an' Is at
It all the time she can git." Then he
added with a slight reflection of pride.
Mebbe ye noticed some o' her plcturs
In the stttln' room?"
"I saw a lot of pictures there." an
awered Albert, ut It was too dark to
see them well. I should like to look at
them In the morning."
"Ye'll hev plenty o' time," wna the
reply, "I must pull my lobster traps
fust, an' after that I'll take ye In my
dory an' we'll go an' find yer boat I
guess she must be lyln' in Seal cove,
the only openln' 'twlxt here an' the
head ahe'd be likely ter run Into."
"And so your daughter Is an artist
Is she?" asked Albert Indifferent now
as to where the Gypsy was or when
be waa likely to return to her. "Has
She ever taken lessons?"
No, It comes nat'ral to her," replied
Uncle Terry; "she showed the bent o'
her mind 'fore she was ten years old.
an' she's pestered me ever since ter git
ber canvas an' paints an' slch. But
then, I'm wlllln' ter," he added In a
tender tone. Telly's a good girl, an'
Llssy an' me set great store by her,
She's all we've got In the world." Then
pointing to a small white stone Just to
the right of where they were, he
added, "Thar's whar the- other one's
been layln' ter mor'n twenty years."
"This one has grown to be a very
beautiful girl," said Albert quietly,
"and you have reason to be proud of
Uncle Terry made no reply, bat
seemed lost In a reverie, and Albert
slowly puffed his cigar andlqoked out
on the ocean and along the ever widen
ing path of moonlight He wished
that this fair girl, so quaintly spoken
of, were there beside blm, that he
might talk to her about her art How
it could be managed and what excuse
to give for remaining longer than the
morrow be could not see. He looked
toward the house, white In the moon
light with the tall lighthouse and Its
beacon flash Just beyond, and won
dered If be should see the girl again
that night He was on the point of
suggesting they go in and visit a tittle
with the ladles when Uncle Terry
"I believe ye called yerself a lawyer,
Mr. Page, an from Boston. Do ye hap
pen to know a lawyer thar that has got
eyes like a cat an' ruba his hands as If
he was washln' 'em while he's talk-
Albert gave a start "I do, Mr. Ter
ry," be answered. "I know him well,
His name Is Frye, Nicholas Frye."
"An as ye're a lawyer, an' one that
looks to me as honest," continued Uncle
Terry, "what Is yer honest opinion of
this Mr. Fryer
"That is a question I would rather
not answer," replied Albert, "until
know why you ask it and what your
opinion of Mr. Frye la. Mine might not
flatter blm, and I do not believe In
speaking ill of anybody unless forced
Uncle Terry was silent, evidently re
volving a serious problem la his mind.
"I am gain' to beg yer pardon, Mr.
Page," he aald at last "fer speakln'
the way I did regardln' lawyers in gin
eral. My 'sperence with 'em has been
bad, an' naterally I don't trust 'em
much. -I've had some' dealln's with
this 'ere Frye 'bout a matter I dont
want to tell 'bout an' the way things
Is workln' ain't as they should be.
b'lieve I'm robbed right along, an' if
ye're wlllln' to help me I ..shall be most
taraally grateful an' will give ye my
word I'll never let on to anybody what
ye aay an' Silas Terry never ylt broke
Albert silently offered his hand to
Uncle Terry, who grasped it cordially.
"I will tell you, Mr. Terry," he said
after the handshake, "all I know about
Mr. Frye and what my opinion Is of
him. What your business with him is,
matters not I am certain you will
keep your word. I recently worked for
Mr. Frye six months and left him to
open an office for myself. In that six
months I became satisfied Nicholas
Frye was the most unprincipled villain
ever masked under the name of lawyer.
If all those you have had business with
were like him, I don't wonder at your
Uncle Terry leaned forward, with el
bows on bis knees, resting his face In
the palms of his hands, and ejaculated
"I knew ltl I knew Itl I'm a blamed
old fool an' ought to hev keeper put
over met" Then turning to Albeit he
added. "I've paid that thief over $400
this year an' hain't got a scrap of paper
to show fer 't an' nothln's been done
so fer as I kin see 'bout the business."
He meditated a few moments and then
turning around suddenly added: "My
wife an' Telly don't know nothln' "bout
this, an' I don't want they should.
Thar's a sucker burn every mlult an'
tvots letch Urn. ftrtlJfllKtJtL Ex
been ketcbed fch' skinned fer dead sure.
I want to sleep on't an' mebbe In the
mornln' I'll tell ye the bull story an'
how I've been made a fool of. I'm be
glunln' to think I kin trust ye."
"I thank you for your good opinion,"
answered Albert, "and if I can help
you In any way I will."
When the two returned to the house.
Albert was shown to a room thut re
minded him of his boyhood home, the
old fashioned bed, spotless counter
pane and muslin curtains all seemed
so sweet and wholesome. A faint odor
of lavender carried blm back to the
time when, his mother's bed linen ex
haled the same sweet fragrance. He
lighted a cigar and sat down by a win
dow where the crisp salt sea air came
In, and tried to fathom what manner of
business Uncle Terry could have with
Frye. And Into this meditation also
crept the face and form of the girl he
had first seen watching the sunset .
To be continued.
Made Only a Dent In 8tecl
NEW YORK, August 10. The
Government's recently constructed
$16,000 target, representing the
broadside section of one of the
strongest battleships of the Navy,
is practically intact, a few blocks
distant from the edge of the Atlau-
tic, off Sandy Hook. Artillerymen
of the post took a shot at the
target to day with one of Willard S.
Isham's shells, described sometimes
as "aerial torpedoes." The shell hit
almost in the middle of the target,
but its effect was not what the
enthusiastic inventor expected. The
target was set back several inches
and the shell at the point of impact
caused an indentation about a foot
in diameter and one inch and a t.alf
deep in the center, suggestive of a
large saucer, but the target was
otherwise merely scratched.
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tirecne is her , why, he worked
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