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ONS TREE ISLIHD.
(Continual from page 10.)
nniiooiti; t nintiy Voices in my oars inn!
by ruunli bunds fliniiiti;; nut. ninl
iprluglnn up Into ii Hitting (untitle. 1
taw tluit tlio da.vhre.ilt had come. Hint
tlio sun wiik up nlioxf the ten n nl tlint
bii If tin1 tiov (if tin- Li.vinn IMiinl
bad come iisliuie- also tin captain
and was nil a tiitiiliiiK tumid me
" 'What dots this mean. lJuiice? tin
skipper n!s. luohlnn down stem upon
me as I Mit l licit' 'Ami It this how on
keep watch over n hick comrade?
" 'Keep wntcli, ciiptaiu. says I
Why. I lo:iu my best for him and
nil Ih lie dead?-
" 'Dcadl' exclaims the captain
'Nny, that I know not lint lie Is
" 'Oonel 1 says, jumplm; to my feot
and gazing at tlio spot where hut ii few
hoars ago I left him lying Kick mid
helpless 'Why. where is ho gone tot'
" 'That wp wish to know Have you
Do conception yourself 1'
"'Conception' I answers 'No.
none. And indeed it istiot possible that
he should huve gone by himself '
" 'Yet it is even ho.'
"And then, friends all round this lire.
We gated about that small Wand, we
looked or.t to ee.i. to north and south
and east and west, and we stnred aghast
into one another's eyes and wondered
what was the awful horror that had
fallen upon ns and by what dreadful
disaster wo was surrounded. And, help
less and staggered, I turned my eyes up
Into the trn and eaw nothing there by
the brnni'iieH und the long finger shaped
leaves and tlio nky beyond them.
"lint as I still looked up ut nil this I
) ii iln p of something fall from one
if the lower branches and light upon
the shoulder of the captain and murk
the white liolland jacket that he was
"And, dazed with fear and horror, 1
give n piimii and lointed at that drop
lind drew nil their tyis to it. and they.
like mi', ilirunk hiuirtcriugly and fear
"For the drop that had fallen on the
captain's hhoiililer wiihii drop of blood "
11 th tiiti" t'.iat lit had reached this
part cf lit -4 I'l.nalive we were nil as
you n.ay iinilii!t.ii:d iiiucli roused to
cnrinoiiy The iiiiiiiiie'iiud the minute
mini bail even let tin n ihiukget cold in
the howl v.lr.le li'i s h-tLiitd to thebtory
be was telling in rude, language, but
certainl most graphically The priva
teer'a nun wire icgar.ling him with a
look or iiniiitration as though proud of
one who wiih of their own class of will
or, and. as for me, I wiih tstarlng nt
him more optn mouthed than ever, mid
the woik in the kitchen being now dono
for tlio night, my dear and lion on d
mother bad opcLed thu little window
through which thu dishes were handed
from that place to those partaking cf
food in tlio parlor, nud was hernelf lis
tening with all cam to the seafarer's
etory, and behind her could be seen tlio
redhradof Belinda our kitchen wench
who was gaping over my mother's
shoulder with wide stariug eyes.
Again ho took n great draft of his
rum, which by this time was ns cold ns
tho punch in the bowl, and ngniu ho lit
his pipe nud Miiokcd a few whills. doing
so silently, and as though thinking
deeply, and tht.ii. when he raw that wo
were all a-waiting most eagerly the con
tinuance of his story, ho began again.
"Mates all. nnd yon, tco, mistress,'
with ii duck of his head to my mother,
ns he resumed, "yon mny well helievo
that that then' drop of blood a-falliiig
from tho tiof ileal ly froze nil the blood
in our own veins with horror For in
no wny could we ciiuicive how ho who
bad eo mysteriously disappeared should
hnvo left Ins blood for wo never doubt
ed that it was his upon that tree.
For. first of nil. ns wo debuted among
ourselves, ho was not a wounded man,
but ou who was sick, nnd sick, ns I
thought, of the calenture, ho that why
ho shonld lilt ed wn knew not And, sec
ondly, ho had been so ill and fevered
nud prostrated that he could not rise
from the ground. so how could it have
comu about that ho could ever have got
tip into that tree, whoso lowest branch
wns a good fight feet from tho earth i
And, thirdly even allowing that ho
conld have got there, what bad become
of blui. for that he wns up in the trco
theru could be no possibility? Wo could
see up into it and through it. and most
certainly he was not there So again
we asked ourselves, 'Where was hot'
" 'Wo ure In God's hands, onr skip
per said, 'and he alone directs our
course And in his goodness he has seen
fit to land us upon this terriblo island
We must bow to him.
" 'Dnt, ciipen. says onr mate, 'what
is to be doner Since he is not there he
must be somewhere unless it bo that
he has cubt himself Into tho sen.
" 'He hnd no strength for that,' 1
said. 'Lnst night ho could neither
move hand nor foot
" 'Yet, say 4 tho mnto. 'ho could got
tip there, und be pointed to the
branch of tho treo off which the blood
bad dropped Meanwhile our captain
had been examining of that tree most
careful and was a scratching nt tho
bark on its trunk and, as he scratched,
forth from It tliero oozed a dark red
liquid that itself looked like blood, but
was a little paler, looking indeed more
like blood mixed with water
"And now npon the captain's face
there come a look of relief, and, 'Men,
ays be. 'this here uln't quite aa terri
ble as we thought That weren't no
blood of poor Will Winter's what droo
ped npon uiy shoulder, hut only the Mp
what this straugo tree rAoods Look
here I and witli that ho rubs his lingo
on thu moisture and shims it to us, ninl
emu enough it was the sap of tiie $e
itbclf. but led ns blocd
" 'All the Mime it do look like blood,
fays one on us lint now the captain
bccmiM!. maybe, he would not give in
to no Hoopcrxtitioiis nor yet t'licutiiiige
them in bis meii langbid at their
" 'Why. men, 'ho says, 'have yon ncv
rr seen, at home or abroad, plant and
tiees what hnvo n liquid in them llko
blood f Wlit nbont theschumiick of the
Americas, or the beet of our own dear
laud, to say nothing of thu cochineal I
Go to I Tbwo ideas U unworthy of Brit
"Yet, nil the same, laugh nt nnd ban
ter ns as he might, tliero was many of
that (hip's crew who did believe most
solemnly that the blood from that tree
whs, in some way or other, connected
with the disappearance of poor Will.
"But, niuteya all, there wni suminat
lie to do than to stand n-gaping up
into the tree nnd sperkerlating about it
A starch party must bo wade to go
around the Island to sco if by any
chance he could bo on it, though It
wern't no wny likely that he was, and
arterwsrds they was to take one of the
boats and row around it to see if by any
other chance he was floating In the wa
ter or under the wnter, into which one
could see dep. for It was as clear as a
trout stream at home, and also there
was the leak to be found and calked
and the Loving Friend to be somewhat
"So to work we all sets, some on as
over the island, where we found naught,
not even so tnech us n foot mark which
might have sbowed which way Will
had gone; some on us round tho Island
in a boat, peering down on tho sand
through tho clear water, nnd some on
us working on the ship. And in this
way the day passed and the second
nlgbt come on us ngnin.
"But dooringnit thadny and over onr
discussions ns to whatever could have
happened to Will wo hud been arrang
ing plans for tho coming night, for nil
tn us had come to tho certainty that
that tree was in eomo way answerable
for his disappearance How it wns so
answerable we could not say, but wo
felt it, and, even if it wcro not answer
able for that, it must at least bo so for
tho deadly fever which had seized on
him, for now wo was full certain that
it was not the calenture he suffered
from. Our nrrnngements for tho night
wns therefore as follows:
"Fust, of course, a few hands must
man the ship for the watch nnd to stand
by her ns she righted with the night
tide und ns sho ngain slewed over to
port ub thu tide went nut. but naturally
not many wns required for this.
"Secondly, tho rest of our crow was
a-going to Etny on the island, taking
turn nnd turn about nt sleeping nnd
watching, but nil to bo directly beneath
the tree. Wo bnowed, niatcys nil, that
there wero somo danger in this. We
knowed that Will Winter hod landed
on tho island u Found man and was a
few hours nrtcrwnrds n dying one; we
knowed that wo had felt strango things
touching ns; we knowed that Will had
disappeared ; but wo knowed not how
it nil happened, and bow it happened
we meant for to find out.
"The flrtt watch was tho mate tho
captain as in dooty bound stnying by
the ship and six men, there being tun
and six others sleeping. Thu second
watch was mo nud them six while tho
first wntcli slept The watches wns to
be of five hours, nnd naturally no dog
"Wo begnn that night with a prayer,
tho captain coming ushoro to say it,
nnd all on us n-kncellng down, and
when in condition he prayed for light
to lighten onr darkness, uiueu was said
most fervent by one and all And then
tho first watch was set. each man hav
ing u musket, loaded with slugs but
what there was to fire on no one
knowed, though nil felt tliero wns dan
ger in the ulr and soon wo others was
"That sleep wns unbroken, nnd when
wo was awakened to take onr turn wo
thought as how there wns going to ho
no return of last night's nlirius. But
them good hopes was soon to be disap
points! "Tho night nir had turned cold ns in
them latitudes it often does, sometimes
sinking ns much as SO degrees from the
heat of tho day so cold ns wo were
glad to walk up and down n matter of
souio 100 or 1 nt paces to keep ourselves
warm. Even the moon which wns nt
her full looked liko ii ball of Ico ns she
sailed in tho sky
"Now. us Job Harris and I, who wns
walking together, nnd with onr mus
kets over onr Hhouiders, looking mere
like twosodgcrs than two sailors, passed
nnder that tree, wo see n strango sight
One of the branches which was stand
ing straight out f i om the trunk nt
about tho height of eight feet was
opening along its lower pint, for nil tho
world ns you may sco tin overripe pea
pod open in n garden and show nil the
row of pens within it, or, as sometimes,
a bono chestnut shell will open nnd
show you the tint shining bright within
it But when this hero branch opened
it let fall with u splash n great blob of
what the skipper had called sap, bnt
what we could not but think was mora
like blood At this peculiar thing,
which, however, ut the moment struck
me as nothing so very terrible, though
Job's face wns blanched with fear, be
made ns though ho would up with his
gun and firo at that branch, but I put
toy band ou his arm and checked him.
" 'Stop,' says I; 'tliero may be more
curiosities to be seen Let's wait nnd
see.' Mnteys, there was moro to be
seen, ns I will tell vou.
"Mieii Unit blob of what I t-jiili .
nliwiil had tiillcn r,'la-hliig ns It fr'
some of tlio nii'ii who wtie neaicM t Ii
tilt' plllt 111 ll 1'lliln; tied i'lnit imnlll
Hut It only fl'ieed lor u moirtiit. fn
lireitty afterward It tune tiioir p.r! 't
ninl Itoln it fell Millitthiilg whit'
oiuethliig al'out as blit nsn tliick't't ',!
And then, time tunic it t lused up !
was by now alinoht bitddi hiuihilf with
terror but I was calmer, atnl in u
calinncs 1 advanced to that wltte
thing ii-lyiug theio in the moonlight
nud plc'kul it up. whilu .lob looktd over
my elbow at it
"Shipmates all, in this hero town, do
yon know what that thing were? It
were a lnine of some sort nl.ts, we
feared It weie a bono of poor Will Win
ter's, crushed und bruised into n pulp.
"Slowly I let my band fall, and 1
knowed now that my face mmt bo ns
horror Htruck ns the fncoof the man be
fore me, nnd, slowly followed by him,
I walked nwny from under tho branches
of that accursed trco. And, as wo
moved off, I think it done ns good to see
the light glimmering ou tho fo'cnstlo of
the Loving Friend nud to know thnt
In that brave ship there wns something
apart from the terrors by which we
" 'Tho skipper was right,' says I, as
we gazed on the ship, both on nsa'uiost
afear'd to cast our eyes to the trea
'We are in tho hands of God. Bnt still
there is juiethlng hero no mortal mnn
can fathom Mute, let ns woke them
though our watch is not yet run out,
nor their sleep at an end. Better, better
far that they wake and come away
from that tree than remain there bet
ter' "But here 1 was stopped with a yell
so awful that the other words I was go
ing to ntter died on my lips. In a mo
ment we had faced round once morn to
that tree, nnd tliero wo see what might
have frozen n man to death with fear.
"All the sleepers were now on their
feet, shouting and yelling that is to
say, all bnt ono, Mark Deacon, and he
he, shipmates, wns n-hanging by
one arm to one of tho lower branches
of that tree, his feet being some dis
tance from tho ground, nnd tho branch
itself was shaking violently. But it
was not even this that was so hor
rlblo ns it wns for ns to percelvo
thnt he was not holding on to the
branch, but that tho brnnch itself
wns opening nnd shutting llko n vast
month though never dropping him
and thnt, already, It bad swallowed bis
hand and arm np to tho forearm, nnd
that it was gradually drawing th'owholo
of his body into ItBelf. So have I seen n
i-nnko draw in tho body of an nnimal,
for to nothing else can I comparo this
" 'Hold on to his legs,' I bawled, as 1
rnn up to him, 'and some on you you
with axes nnd knives swarra up the
tree nnd lop oft that branch. Lop it off,
break it oil, do anything, but atop what
it is about.'
"But to lop off n brnnch from a tree
that is ns thick round ns nn ordinary
man's body is no easy tnsk, work ns
hard ns one mny, nnd, though two men
hud already got np tho tree by 'tho help
of the other's shoulders, nnd wero hack
ing and slashing nwny nt tho 'branch
with good will, they uiuilo but little
progress, nnd, as they backed and singl
ed, with every blow tliey made, the
blood poured from tho vast cuts nntil
nt last tho sand below wns deluged witli
it nnd looked moro llko n quarter deck
after u three hours' fight withn gang
of Salleo rovers than thu shore of n
desert island. But nt least one flood ad
vatitaue did occur from their efforts.
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"llnliX on to htt lca," I bawled.
for nt lnst tho branch ns some savage,
wounded beast might have dono weak
ened by their blows, let go its hold, and
poor Murk foil to tho ground.
"During all the timo I had been call
ing to them to lop off tho branch he,
in his agony, bad been shrieking to
them Instend to cut off his arm and
set him free, and indeed had wo done
so ho would have suffered but littlo
more or scarcely havo been n greater
loser, for, when released nt last, ho fell
to the ground, tho nrm was gone eat
en nwny by that devilish tree and
naught but u mangled stump protruded
from his shoulder But his life was
saved, nnd, instead of his whole, body
ho bad but lost a limb
"And now, friends, what more need
was tliero to doubt whero Will Winter
had gone to or what had befallen him?
It wiib certain wo had come across n
horrible something for who conld call
it simply n treo? thnt by somo dreadful
frenk of natnro was part cannibal, part
wild beast and part demon; something,
I do think, that no eyes but those of
the crew of the Loving Friend had
ever seen, something that no mortal
mnn could ever have Imagined bad ho
not seen it
"Shipmates, there was left,bnt ono
thing more to do, nnd that wq done at
daybreak when all the crew bad come
ashore and when the skipper, who well
understood chlrurgery, had bound np
poor Deacon's wounded stump.
wo got nil tlio nxes tnnt wero on
bonitl. Wc bowed down that treo, we
lopped off all (bo branches, nnd nt first
moro blood flowed from it, though nt
lust it ceiibid. And the blood that came
fi cm It Was about us much ns the body
of n mini might contain In those
branches we found more pulp that we
Itnowcd had been bones, und in tho treo
nenr where the branch had grown out,
still moro. And, mates, wo found some
teeth. Hero's ono on 'cm."
And, feeling In his shirt, this strange
wanderer produced a pouch, from which
ho took n human double tooth und
threw It on tho tablo.
Then, whAi thu company bad In
spected it and hnd stared wondcringly
nt him nnd Into each other's eyes, they
slowly withdrew. hllo I, holding my
mother's hand, wont trembling up the
stairs to bed.
A I'ntr p Tickler.
"Years ngo, when I belonged to n co
terie of gny young cavaliers In New
York city," tald Colonel Henry Wnt
terson nt Chnmbcrlin's, "I designed the
dish now generally known ns lobster a
la Newburg. I gave my Idea to Chnrlie
Dclmonico, and ho saw that It was car
rled to successful execution John Mc
Cullough was one of ns, and to John Is
duo tho appearance of broiled livo lob
ster in the cast He had caught on to
thnt epicurean way of preparing It dur
lug his stay In California In after
years I attained some fame as a manip
ulator of certain dishes, terrapin, per
haps, being my masterpiece.
"Curiously enough, all the newspa
per stories have given me credit for Do
ing an artist in the preparation of oys
ter stews, but my experience with the
bivalves is limited. I nlwnys left them
to John Chamberlln, whilo ho would
not allow any one but myself to attend
to the diamond backs.
"I enn't begin to tell yon how much
of this ingredient or the exact quantity
of the other to put with the terrapin,
but I know how to blind them nil In nn
Instinctive, sort of wny, nnd I'vo nover
yot found the man who didn't admit
thnt my cooking wns of the highest or
der." Washington Post
He Look It,
"Flense lend me cr dime, mister.'
"To buy bread." New York Journal
Wh Titer No Longer Spenk.
She (romantically) What would you
do If we should meet In the hereafter?
no (earnestly) I'd go through fire
fer you. Judy.
A Cull Down,
"Pn. ain't you n director of th' school
"Yen. I am. What of ItV"
"Well, teacher called me down today,
nnd she was Just awfully Impollto
"Wore you on tho schonlhouse prem
Ises when she called you tlowuV"
"Yes; I wan on th ronf "
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