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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1905
CHARLES CLARK MUNN
Copyright, MOO, by Lee Bhepart
Chapters i and n 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 1'eterson.
C. Ill Albert and Alice Tage are two or
phans witira heritage of debt, living in
the village of Sandgate. Albert Is a col
lege graduate, and through the influence
of his chum, Frank Nason, get9 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 buUemuse himself. C. V. In au even
ing's oiVting with Frank, Albert fritters
away jo. 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 Sosan. 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 ha
f 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 Alree. 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
chum. Alice resolves not to fall in love
with the city chap according to the plot
XVII and XVIII Alice avoid meetinga
Frank alone. However, he scatters tips
so freely among the villagers that gossipi
set nim down as a millionaire courting
the pretty schoolma'atn. XIX and XX
Frank's yacht, Gypsy, lands on South
port island. Albert gets lost and the
yacht sails without him. He falls in with
Uncle Terry, meets Telly, of course, and
learns the story of the inheritance.
XXI. Albert returns to the Yacht, con
fessing that he has fallen in love with a
beach girl. XXII. He goes back to the
Cape and sketches Telly in the pose he
first saw her. XXIV Frye gets all the
proofs in Telly's case and calls for more
money. Albert takes the matter in hand,
meanwhile losing his heart hopelessly to
TVIltr ,XXV to XXVIII Frank aban
dons the yachting party to join his
mother and sisters in the mountains.
Frye loses money in speculation and de
mands $300 from Uncle Terry. Frank
brings his sister Blanche to Sandgate,
and she at once beeomes a warm admirer
of Alice. n spite of the girl 's coynesi
Frank halfgains the battle.
IN a letter which Frank wrote
to Alice Boon after his re
turn to Boston he Bald: "My
mother and. In fact, all my
people seem to think so much more of
me since I have set about fitting my
self for a profession. Father says he
la growing proud of me, and that
pleases me best of all, for he is and
always has been my best friend. Of
course I think the world of Blanch,
and she seems to think I am the best
fellow In the world. Little do any of
them know that It is you for whom I
am working, and always with the hope
that you will deem me worthy of the
prize. How many times I recall every
moment of that one short hour on the
old mill pond and all that made It
sacred to me no one can tell. I go out
little except to escort mother and the
girls to the theater once in awhile, and
so. anxious am I to be able to pass an
examination I often go to the office
and read law till midnight"
When this effusion reached Alice the
mountains around Sandgate were just
putting on their autumn glory of col
or, and that night when she sat on the
porch and heard the katydids in the
fast thinning foliage of the elms she
had what she called an old fashioned
fit of the blues. And bow lonely it
was there tool
Aunt Susan, never a talkative per
son, sat close, but as dumb as a graven
Image; no bouse near and only the
twinkling lights of several on the other
side of the valley were visible. On a
knoll Just below them she knew were a
few score of white headstones, among
them her mother's, and when there
was a moon she could see them pi 11 In
ly. It is during the lonely hours of oui
lives that we Bee ourselves bent, and
this quiet evening no uioro quiet than
many others perhaps, but seemingly gL
to Alice she saw herself and her pos
Bible future as it seemed, to be.' Kverj
word of her lover's letter had boon an
emissary of both Joy and sorrow Joj
that he was so devoted to her and sor
row because she felt that an impassa
ble barrier separated them. "He will
forget me In a few months," she suld
to herself, "and by the time he has
won bis coveted law degree bis schem
ing mother will have some eligible girl
all ready for blm to fall In lore with.
As for me, she will never have the
chance to frown at me, for even it
Rlaneh hacm. T vnuM davap oat fmt In
her bouse." When her feelings had
carried her up to this point she arose
and, going Into the parlor, began play
ing. Her piano was the best and about
the only companion she had and quick
ly responded to her moods. And now
what Aid ft tell? 6ha played, but eveiy
fftyi was a mingr pae, full of ths
pathos of tears and sorrow. She sang,
but every song that came to her Hps
carried the same refrain and told only
of hungry hearts and unanswered love.
And last, and worst of all, almost In
sensibly her fingers Bt rayed to the
chords of one well remembered Bong.
One verse only she Bang, and when the
Innt pathetic line was ended she arose
and, going to her aunt and kneeling,
bowed her head in that good old soul's
lap and burst into tears. It did not last
long, however, and when the storm
was over she arose and said:
"There, auntie; I've been spoiling for
a good cry all dny, and now I've had It
ami fool better."
She thought of her" brother, toward
whom her heart had always turned
when In trouble, and not In vain. Of
the Jest that Frank had made regard-
She bowed her head.
lng the island girl Albert had fallen In
love with she thought but little. She
fell to thinking what a void it would
make In her life if his thoughts and
affection were centered elsewhere.
Then she began wondering why he had
failed to write as often as usual dur
ing the past six weeks. She had known
his plans for the yachting trip, and im
agined his letter announcing Its failure
and his return to work an expression
of disappointment Since then he had
written but once, telling her that he
was overwhelmned with business and
inclosing a chpek, but falling to Inclose
any but the briefest expression of love.
Life with Alice was at best a lone
some one, and Sunday, with Its simple
services In the village church, the sing
ing In the choir and pleasant nods from
all she met was the only break In Its
monotony. Njw, during summer va
cation time,- ii was worse than ever,
and she began counting the days until
school opened again. Once, with Aunt
Susan for company, she had visited the
old mill pond and, rowing the boat her
self, had gathered an ample supply of
lilies, only to come home bo depressed
she did not speak once during the four
mile drive. She had written Frank an
account of the trip, but fulled to men
tion that she had landed at a certain
point and sat on the bank and shed a
few tears while Aunt Susan waited-In
the boat and sorted the, lilies. She bad
Inclosed a wee little Illy bud In this
letter, but not a word by which be
could Infer that her fieart was very
hungry for some one.
s But all things and all series of days,
be they filled with Joy or sorrow, come
to an end, and so did the lonely vaca
tion days of Alice. When the school
gathered once more and the dally round
of simple recitations began, she realized
as never before how blessed a thing it
is in this world tiiat we can have occu
pation. CHAPTER XXXIIL
a 1 WEEK after Uncle Terry's
I return from Boston he asked
mbm rriii t . v. kiM li-
lWsl dally drive to the head of the
Island,, He had described the excit
ing incidents of his trip both to his
wife and Telly, and, feeling obliged to
do bo, bad told them that Mr. Page had
taken clrge of the. case and would
communicate with blm when anything
definite was learned. Telly had seem
ed unusually cheerful ever since, and
more affectionate, and had at once Bet
about painting the two sketches Albert
"The leaves Is turnln' purty fast,"
he said to ber that day, "an' I thought
mebbe ye'd like ter go with me an' take
a look at 'em. They' won't last long."
When the two had Jogged along In
almost silence for a few miles Uncle
Terry said, pointing to a small rock by
the roadside, "Thai's whar I fust found
Mr. Page, Telly."
He watched her face closely as he
spoke and noted the look of Interest
that came. '
"I told him that day," be continued,
chuckling, "that lawyers was mostly
all thieves, an' the fact that he didn't
take It amiss went fur to convince me
he was an exception. It's a hit bird
as alius flutters. From what he's done
an' the way be behaves, I'm think In'
more an' more o' blm the better I know
him, an' I believe him now to be as
honest an' square a young man as I
Uncle Terry was silent a-few mo
ments while be flicked at the daisies
with his whip as they rode along.
"Ye've had a couple o' letters from
him sense he went back, hain't ye?" be
asked finally. "I noticed they was In
his wriiln'." He saw a faint color
come to her cheeks.
"Yes, he wrote me he was finishing
a couple of sketches he made here, and
wanted to have me paint them for blm.
They are the ones I am working on
"That's all right Telly," continued
Unci Terry briskly. "I'm glud ye're
doln' it fer blm, fer he's doin' a good
deal fer us."
Nothing further was said on tho sub
ject until they were on their way back
from the head of the Island. The sun
was getting low, the sea winds that
rustled among the scarlet leaved oaks
or murmured through the spruce thick
ets had almost fallen away, and Just
as they came to an opening where the
broad ocean was visible he said:
"Did ye ever stop ter think, Telly,
that Llnsy an' me Is glttln' purty well
'long in years? I'm over seventy now,
an' In common course o' things I won't
be here many years longer,"
"What makes you speak like that
father? Do you want to make me
"Oh, I didn't mean It that way, Tel
ly, only I was think In' how fast the
years go by. The leaves turnln' allu
makes me think on't It seems no tlnx
sense they fust came - out en' now
they're goln' ag'lnl It don't seem
more'n two or three years sense ye was
a little baby a-pullln' my fingers an'
callln' me dada, an' now yer a woman
grown. It won't be long afore yer
a-sayln' 'yes' to some man as wants
ye, an' a-goln to a home o yer own." '
"So that Is what you are thinking of,
father, Is it? And you are imagining
that some one of the name of Page is
likely to take me away from you, who
are and always have been all there Is
in life for me."
She paused, and two tears trembled
on her long lashes, to be quickly" brush
ed away. "Please do not think me so
ungrateful," she continued, "as to let
any man coax me away from you, for
no man can. Here I was cast ashore,
here I've found a borne and love, and
here I shall stay as long as you and
mother live, and when you two are gone
I want to go too." She swallowed a
lump that rose in ber throat and then
continued: "As for this legacy that
you have worried about so much, and
I am sure has cost you a good deal, It
Is yours, every penny of It and wheth
er It is big or little, you are to keep
and use it as you need If you love me.
You haven't been - yourself for six
months, father, and all for this trouble,
I have watched you more than you
think, and wished many times you bad
never beard of It" '
When she ceased Uncle Terry looked
at her a moment suddenly dropped the
reins and putting both arms around
her held her for a moment and kissed
her. He had not kissed her for many
"I hain't bin thlnkln' 'bout myself In
this matter," he observed as he picked
up the reins again and chirruped to
the old horse, "an' only am wantln' ter
see ye provided fer, Telly. As fer Mr.
Page or any other man, every woman
needs a purtector In this world, an'
when the right un comes along don't
let yer feelln's or sense o' duty stand
In the way o' havln' a borne o' yer
"But you are not anxious to be rid
of me, are you, father T"
"Ye won't think that o' me," be re
plied as they rattled down the sharp
Inclines Into the village. . 1
She noticed after that that be want
ed her with him of toner than ever. '
Later,- when another letter came for
her In a hand that be recognized, be
handed It to ber with a smile and Im
mediately left ber alone to read It
-f-lHH halcyon days of autumn
- Jl I bad come, when one dafy Al
bert packed - a valise- and
boarded the early morning
train for 'Maine. An Insidious longing
to see the girl that had been in his
thoughts for four months badxcome to
him, and week by week Increased until
It had overcome business demands.
Then be had a little good news from
Stockholm, which, as be said to him
self, would serve as an excuse. He
had told Frank what his errand was
to Uncle Terry, and to say to any that
called that be would return In two
days. Of bis reception by Telly be was
a good deal In doubt She had written
to blm In reply to bis letters, but be
tween each of the simple, unaffected
lines all he could read was an under
tone of sadness. That with a vivid
recollection of what Uncle Terry bad
disclosed, led blm to believe there was
some burden on ber mind.
When be grasped Uncle Terry's hand
at the boat landing that old man's face
"I'm right glad ter see ye," be Bald,
"an bo '11 the folks be. Thar ain't
much goln' on at the Cape any time,
an' sence ye wur thar It seems wussen
"I thought I'd run down and stay a
night or so with you," said Albert
"and tell you what I've learned about
Uncle Terry's face brightened. "Hev
ye got good news?" be asked.
"In a way, yes," replied Albert
"This firm of Thygeson & Co. write ex
pressing surprise that Frye should
have given up the case after they bad
paid blm over 9500, and ask that I file
a bond with the Swedish consul In
Washington before they submit a
statement of the case and Inventory of
the estate to us. It is only a legal for
mality, and I have complied with it"
"They must 'a' got skeery o' lawyers
frum dealln with that thief Frye," put
In Uncle Terry, "an' I don't blame 'em.
Did ye 1'arn the real cause o bis sol
cidln'r "Wheat speculation," answered Al
bert "He dropped over $00,000 In
three weeks, and it broke bis miserly
heart I never want to see such a
sight again In my life as bis face was
that morning. It haunted me for a
When Uncle Terry's home was reach
d Albert found a most cordial recep-
lion awaiting blm from Aunt Llssyy
una, wnai pieasea mm iar more, a
warmly welcoming smile from Telly.
"I'm sorry we didn't know ye were
comln'," said Aunt Lissy, "so we could
be better prepared for company.''
"I wish yon wouldn't consider ma
company," replied Albert "Just think
I am ona of the family, and let It go
at that" ."
6llk and brondcloth and sit In cush
ioned pews seldom bear such a prayer
ns she uttered that night."
Then as Telly made no response he
sat In silence a few moments mentally
contrasting the girl with those be hud
met in Boston.
And what a contrast!
This girl clad In a gray dress severe
In its simplicity and bo ill fitting that It
really detracted from the beautiful out
lines of her form.' Her luxuriant, tress
es were braided and colled low fui the
back of her head, and at her tbront a
tiny bow of blue. Not an ornament of
any nature, not even a ring, only the
crown of her sunny hnlr, two little
rose leaves In her cheeks and the
queenlike majesty of throat and shoul
ders and bust, so classic that not one
woman In a hundred but would envy
ber their possession.
And What a contrast In speech, ex
pression and ways timid to tho verge
of bashfulness, utterly unaffected ami
yet sincere, tender and thoughtful in
each (rnd every utterance, a beautiful
flower grown to perfection anions the
rocks of this seldom visited Inland, un
trained by conventionality and unsul
lied by the world! "I wonder how she
would act if suddenly dropped Into the
Nasons' home, or what would Alice
think of her." Then, as he noted the
sad little droop of her exquisite lips,
and as she, wondering at his silence
turned her pleading eyes toward lilm.
there came into his heart In an Instant
a feeling that, despite ber timidity anil
ber lack of worldly wisdom, he would
value ber love and confidence fnr
above any woman's ho had ever met.
"Miss Terry," he said gently, "do you
know I fancy that living here, as you
have all your life, within sound of the
sad sea waves, has woven a little of
their melancholy Into your nature and
a little of their pathos into your eyes.
I thought so the first time I saw you.
and the more I see of you the more I
think It Is so."
"The ocean does sound sad to me,"
she said, "and at times It makes me
feel blue. Then I am so much alone
and have no one In whom to confide
my feelings. Mother would not un
derstand me, and if father thought I
wasn't happy It would make blm mis
erable." Then, turning her pathetic
eyes full upon ber questioner, she add
ed: "Did you ever think, Mr. Page, that
the sound of the waves might be'the
voices of drowned people trying to be
beard? I believe every human being
has a soul, and for all we know if they
hare gone down into the ocean their
souls may be in the water and possibly
are trying to speak to us."
"Oh, no, no, Miss Terry. That Is all
Imagination on your part and due to
your being too much alone with your
"Thcrt U only on tAtng lacking."
own thoughts. The ocean of course bas
a sad sound to us all If we stop to
think about It but it's best not to.
What yon need is the companionship
of some cheerful girl about your own
age." Then he added thoughtfully: "I
wish you could visit Alice for a few
months. She would drive the megrims
out of your mind."
"I should be glad to have her come
and visit me. I am sure I should love
"I wish she could," he answered,
"but ah la a schoolteacher, and that
duty keeps her occupied most of the
time. I - shall bring her down here
next summer." Then, feeling It un
fair to conceal the fact that he knew
her history any longer, be said: "I beg
your pardon, Miss Terry, but I know
what is at the bottom of your melan
choly moods, and I knew it the second
night I was here last summer. Your
father told me your history then."
"He did? You knew my unfortunate
history that night?"
"I did, every word of it" be answer
ed tenderly, "and I should have told
you I did If I bad not been afraid it
would hurt you to know I knew It
Her eyes fell, and a look of pain came
Into her face.
"Please banish this mood from now
00 and never let It return," be said
hastily. "I have come to tell you that
in the near future the mystery of your
life may be solved and, what is better,
that a legacy awaits your claiming.
The matter baa been In the hinds of an
unprincipled lawyer for some months,
as no doubt Mr. Terry bas told you,
but now bo Is dead, and I have taken
bold of It and shall not rest until you
have your rights. We shall know what
your heritage Is and all about your an
cestors In a few months." Then he
added tenderly, "Would It pain you to
hear more about it or would you rath
"Father bas told me a little of It but
1 know ha bas kept most of the trouble
to himself. It's bis way. Since be
came back from Boston he has acted
like his old self, and no words can tell
how glad I am. As for the money, it
mutt and shall jo to blm, every penny
'of it and all the comfort I can give
him as long as he lives as well."
"I thank you for what you have
nld," said Albert quickly, "for now I
Mmll dare to tell you another story be
fore I go back. Not tonight," he add
Nl, smiling, as she looked at htm curi
ously, "but you shall hear it in due
time up at the cove, maybe, if tomor
row afternoon Is pleasant" I, too, am
superstitious in some ways."
Perhaps to keep Telly from guessing
what his story was he talked upon ev
ery subject that might interest ber,
avoiding the one nearest his heart It
came with a surprise when the little
clock chimed 11, ond he at once arose
and begged her pardon for the possible
trespass upon conventional hours. "You
will go up to the cove with me?" he
asked as he paused a moment at the
foot of the stairs.
"I shall enjoy it very much, and I
have a favor I want to ask of you,
which is to let me make a sketch of you
Just where you sat the time your boat
When he retired It was long after be
heard the clock downstairs strike the
midnight hour, and in his dreams he
saw Telly's face smiling in the fire
, ' (To be Continued,)
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Bnuicb Offlo. (06 F BU Wubluiuu, D. C.
MAUI, If X.
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