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Cowrlcht, 18'.i, by MorRnn Hnbcrtann.
It wnH li. tho early days of lako
traffic, when vessels wcro small, rtia-
clplinu lax, mill when each forecastlo
might cniitnln olio or more part owners.
Dunkirk Sum, Dill Tubhs and Starboard
Tuck. composing tho crow of tlio llttlo
tJiooiicr Alma, held no piicli dual rela
tions with tlitlr ciiptiiin. They drew
wages, not profit". I In t, as their captain
WnH eld Long Tom Tucker of their own
town, whom they loved mitl "sased"
tml advised mill obeyed ns tliey pleacd,
their ticatmcut of him was in no wny
calculated to impress strangers with
nny other belief tlinn that they owned
tho whole vessel mid Captain Tom too.
At Kingston, after discharging cargo,
tliey had put on their shorn clothei and
pellNhly Kotiu to tlio theater, leading
Captain Tom to kicp ship or go n-lioio
with himself or thu cook ns lio likiil
Tlio mate, newly chipped, livid in
Kindlon and early in tlio evening had
lied to the hoom of hid fiimily Tho
captain tnlked for nwhllo undir the
slight put npon lit 111 by his "boys,"
went ashore alone, met his agent, then
hunted np bis niato mid sent him
aboard, for tho fluent had secured him
n load fiotn Port Hopo to Oswego. Tlieli
ho hied himself to tho ono theater of
tho town, bought 11 ticket, went In and
vainly coaxed tho thrco unrcgenerates
to heed tho call of ditty. Useless en
deavorl They wero kind to hlni nsked
him to eit with them, but would not
bndgo until tho performnnco ended.
Captain Tom coaxed, ordered, fumed
mid finally sworo; then was collared by
a scandalized fat policeman nnd cast
forth into outer darkness followed by
the heartless threat of tho tlirco to tell
his wifo mid tho minister when they
got homo, for Captain Tucker was 11
sturdy pillar of tho church.
Filled to tho brlnt with "aggrava
tion," ho returned to tho wharf whoro
his vessel lay and helped tho mnto loo-o
the canvas, vowing to pay off tho threo
"sogers" at tho flrat American port.
Tho tlirco left tho theater at 11 o'clock
and leisurely mado their way to tho
vessel. Had they seen n restaurant they
would hnvo satisfied their slight hunger
beforo pntting themselves under Cap
tain Toiii'h domination not that they
antlcipated increased peril from tho
weakness attending empty stomach-,
bnt they knew that tho cook, ns Indif
ferent to nautical etiquette ns them
selves had turned in for tho night,
hence, them would bo no night ltiMi
prepared and it was n long tlmo until
Discussing tho matter uiado them
hungrier. Starboard .Tack suggested tho
advisability of turning back nnd hunt
ing for an eating house, "for," ho bald,
"tho skipper won't tnrn tlio cook out
for us tonight, but ho'll get his own
nlbblofrom tho galley." Theyacreid
to till, and Catitnin Toiii'h nrosneetU,.
Uetfiribness condoned their own mutinous
'behavior, giving tho balnnco of injury
to tliem. Tliey Lccmno outrageously
hungry mid halted when n rooster,
aronsed by their voices, aroso to full
stature, cluttered at them and settled
down again. Fatal mistake.
Btarbo.ird Jack testified later that
visions of it chicken potple, pat taken
of at home, entered his brain, and the
savory odor teemed to bo in his nostrils
BlllTnbbs admits that bis wn)wnrd
thoughts serenely review id an oft ie
grettcd early dissipation, in which lie
had disgrnci fully attended a cn Might
Dnnkilk Hum inner coiiimittul lilni-i It
bnt it is on lecoid lli.it Diiukiik K.im
Was thn first to sneak
"Mighty lliifiiiustu Mianghai. too '
"Niconnd fat," remarked DillTublis
turning sqnaro thootiier way, thus put
ting temptation behind him'
Why discuss tho devious com so of
criminal thoughts through thn doubts
and fears of noncriminal bralnsi Ten
tarry dmts closed mound thotieckof
tho drowsy bird, stilling tho indlirnant
ontcry; livo v;u later lemovid to tho
struggling claws, ihreatenfng to ruin
Starboard Jack's now "goashoiu"coat.
and threo guilty maiamlersiled through
WflS liMtlil lllnntnnl .1..,. f....
crluio's bako aloi;d. Tlioir hunger may
bavo suggeated tho abduction j tho ab
duction could in no way satisfy their
bnnger. Bnt thin did not occur to them
Guilty fear possessed tholr souls, ex
cluding other thoughtu, oven of their
With tho rooster Enugly Impil&oned
under Starboard Jack's arm, they .tum
bled over tho Alma's rail and down tho
forccaatlo stairs, unheeding tho tlrado
of reproach lauuchod at tlicui by Cap
tain Tom Mum a hnrrlcd confab to
eultcd in tho raising of tlio trapdoor
and tho unceremonious bundling of tho
nearly choked fowl into tho inky dark
uesa of tho foro peak. Ono protesting
squeak aroso from tho depths. Thin
they changed their clothes, went up
and Hindu sail, meekly taking tlio scold
Ing they had earned, but Captain Toiii'h
wrath Dually gavo way to astonishment
at their stlbmifcHlvenoHS, nnd ho desisted,
for they had given him not ono word of
"back talk." Mow could thoyi
Captain Tom Tucker was a Lako Hrlo
navigator and had brought his little
schooner down to glean somo of tho
lucrative barley trado of tlio lower lako
Knowing nothing of Lako Ontnrlo, ho
bad secured a niato who did, and tills
was enough for summer sailing at
least. Mo had no use for charts would
not havo ono aboard or auy other salt
water methods. Mo believed In carry
ing courses and distances in his head,
wuero ho could get at thorn when
An hour alter tfin mala had given
tho course up tho north shore and
turned In. thu fog shut down, niolt
and thick, blotting out tho patch of
blacker dnrknes that loomed up as
laud to the northward and making the
volco of Dunkirk Ham, heaving the
lead at tho nquest of tlio anxious cap
tain, sound lioarsu and risonant ns be
called out, "No bottom "
Captain Tucker wished, not for a
chart, but that ho knew that shoro bet
ter and, not caring to call the mate,
took his stand at tho weather Iww,
tooting tho fog horn mid straining sight
and henrlni' into the wet blanket ahead.
Tho wind was off thu html at mi might
which just allowed Hill Tubbs at the
wheel to lay his conre.
In his bunk in the foreea&tlo was
ritarl.oatd Jack, making thu best ho
could of bis watch below, and benr-atli
him, hoi' retinmlicied, was tlio confis
cated tootcr. Kitiier Ills conclcnco or
his emit; st..macli or tho fog horn
ubovo kept Starboard Jack nwake. and
ho tolled out to enjoy tho usual sailor'a
i relief from lnomnia ho lighted his
It was nut daylight, nor time for it.
mil the occupant of thu foro peak had
no legitimate right or reason to think
so, but, ho was, no doubt, rather upset
by tho night h adventure nnd bis pow
ers of discernment unequal to tbo task
of distinguishing between daylight nnd
thu dicker of n lighted match showing
through tho chinks in tho forecnstlo
floor. Or it may bo that ho understood
and merely expressed npprovnl of tho
light shed on Ills darkness. Mo gavo
vent to n hearty, long drawn crow,
which, reaching tho ears of Captain
Tom on tho weather Iww, muffled and
indistinct, seemed to him to cotno from
tlio lcosldo, where there should be noth
ing but open water.
"Orent snake. whern aro wol" ho
shouttd. "Hear that, Dnnklrkt Did
you hear iu Light up tho jib sheets.
Hurd-a-Ieo. Thero's land over thero."
Around went tho llttlo vessel. Star
board Jack heatd with dismay tho
founds beneath and abovo and started
np to forestall any further mischief by
honest confession, but tho sight of Dun
kirk Yarn's round face, shaking with
silent, unholy gleo as ho peered down
tho hatch during tho tranlt from jib
sheet to jib sheet, sent him back. Dun
kirk Sam returned to tho lead, while
Captain Tom tooted tho horn from tho
weather 1kv, now, of conre, tho other
sldo. When n lonely rooster begins to
crow, it is hard to guess when ho will
stop. Tho schooner had been skimming
along straight for tho shore for live
minutes, and Dunkirk Sam had just
called out. "Maik 'JO. hard bottom,"
when Captain Tom distinctly heard an
other rooster not tho first: they wero
leaving that astern. This ono wai on
tho leo Iww, as before, but in another
"Ob, my good Lord," ho groaned,
"where in Sam Mill ato we barnyards
all round wo'ro goin np some river.
nnr.1 tip. Hill." he yelled. "Hard np.
Slack olf tho main sheet an got her 'foro
no ran aft to look at tho compass
and call tho niato if necessary, waving
bis long arms and shontinif. Dunkirk
Sam jerked the lend inboard and sped
to tho forecnstlo hatch.
"StiirUianll" ho called in a hoarse
whisper, "yon awake?''
"Wring his neck: thn old man's uoln
daft. Mo near beuched her."
Dunkirk Sam'n senso of humor had
left him when his lead reached bottom
Captain Tom nteadied his vessel duo
southeast and had partially recovered
his wits, when from straight ahead ho
henid another looster. Tho misguided
fowl in thu foro peak had proclaimed
his thhil dellatico just aa Starboard
Jack raised tho trapdoor to descend
npon him. I,otid mid clear camo tho
clarion note to tlio cars of tho perplexed
skipper, to whom It seemed not three
"Hard down." ho snarled to tho
grluniug Bill; "hard down, man; down
"CiftiUi thli rm, tf uumirchr, friorcKct."
With that wheel We're goin ushoro;
what you laughin at 1 Down with it I"
Ho scked thu spokes nnd ground tho
"Bring her up and shake herl" ho
shouted li.ick as ho inccd forward with
great le'ips. "CM that anchor over
Dnnkilk, call Slniluanl."
Staiboaid Jaikwas fnrpiwl fo rnmn
np, and the toostir enjojed u reprieve
uurricuiy, iiuuir wiu supervision ol thu
frantic skinner, tlmv ntl.wl tin, 1. 1.,
auchoroff tho bow, lowered and let it
go as tlio schooner shot up Into tho
wind, shaking lur sails. Hill Tubba
now lay himself on thu deck near tho
wheel and rolled in i-uimiishu laughter,
but tho two urn thlcs forward ruefully
Watched tlio skinner Iiihmiii.1i- mir nut
chain until, witli l!U fathoms out, tho
nnciior cmif. lit Tliey nuticip.tted the
Ordering the foresail and jibs lowered
in a tOUO Which lliltnitteil ,if nn tirntnut
he stalked aiound tho deck. Tho roost-
ex, possimy tngiitened by the rieitcntnr;
din of tho chain going out. remained
silent, and tho guilty ones liopnl for a
chance to slleiico his volco forexer, as
Captain Tom was In no humor to take
a joke. But Captain Tom staid forward,
blowing tlio horn at Intervals and look
Daylight camo and with it a change
of wind which scattered tho dciie fog
Into curious, detnehed masses of smoky
shapes, showing tho north shoru fully
two miles nway and not a farm, barn-'
yard or rooster within range of the
astounded captain's vision Ills fnc
was a study.
With open month, puckered forehead
nnd bulging cyc, his gazo wandered
from the ehoro to tho water each side.
to his innocent looking crew, to his own
long figure, which ho scanned from bis
feet up as though doubting his own ex
istence, nnd back to tho'sliore.
The mate and thu cook were called,
mid all bauds manned the windlass, tho
captain hojding slack nnd earnestly ex
plaining to tlio lfiato tho ghostly Inter
ference of the night. "What yon grin
ill ii at. j on three t" ho suddenly de
manded. As he iioWe, the rooster, encouraged
by the faint illllusi.on of tlio morning
light in his pilson, crowid again. It
was a startling, enthusiastic clow, long
and welid. in it ho exprcsi.d his ap
preciation cf the kindly light, his dl
gust at his treatment and delianco to
his cnemle, his hunger, his thirst, lilr
memory of tho happy barnyard home
and his desiro to get back. It was his
soul's trihutn to liberty and happiness.
I but It was his denthknell.
It was followed by an uproarious
burst of 'aughter, and Captain Tom,
with a reproachful glance at his men,
do"ceni1rd and wrung his neck. Then
ho rcapp"tired, and with legs apart and
arms waving, declaimed Nothing
would excii'-o an exact lepetitlon of hl
language. Chicken thieves, scoundrels,
ingrntes. miserable low down "wblt
tlin's of nothln" wcro somo of tho
names ho colled them, well sprinkled
with shocking, piratical profanity '
"Might ha' known somcthln was up,"
ho concluded. "You're been so all firei
civil." After breakfast, whilo steering,
Dunkirk Sam ventured to expostulate.
"Wo lifted him, cappen, 'cause wo
don't get much fresh meat in your ves
sel. Now, I'll tell yon what we'll do.
If you'll let tho wiok fix blin up for c
potple dinner, and yon'U promise;
yourself, not to pay us off, as you said,
why, we'll all promise, every one of us.
not to tell tho other cappons 'bout it,
and wo won't tell tho minister 'bout
tho way you cussed, neither." Without
answering, Captain Tow shamefacedly
went below Ten minutes later the
cook flsked Bill for tho root'tcr. Thie
story lia" ll( moral. Not that in the
eternal lltpw of things this mhould. bo.
It ought to g"" on record that tbo pst
plo choked then,'',- ,,nt nothing of fbn
kind happened. Th,ro ,s not a point on
which a moral can lu'us-
Captain Tom stoercd, 19 ws hJ hab
it, while tho rest mustered aronno the
cabin table. Tho cook divided tbo w,v
plo into bIx sections nnd ato Wa share
in tho galley. Tho mate finished his
dinner and went up to reliove tbo skip
per, who, not having qulto forgiven his
"boys." waited until they bad flnlsbod
beforo going down nn unwlso delay. '
Threo pairs of eyes lifted from three
well emptied plates and gazed longingly
mi. hid iiiiinining snnro or potple.
Glances mid grins wero exchanged,
then tlueo spoons reached toward the
platter, and thu captain's dinner was
romoved It was shameful
"Havo you heard tho news? Ilerr
Von Meyer of the Stock Mxchntigo l
"Indeed! That's too bad! It was
only yesterday that I went to him to
ask n favor, and bo promised Just what
I wanted. Hut now 1 can't, .with s.
clear conscience, hold him to his prom
ise." "Very geneiotis of joti. I'm sure.
What was It 7"
"Ills daughter's linnill" Per I'loh.
ceiin tit I'll I'nr.
i r & fjr'imdm r'.
"I3cusc r.ie Vuiir face seems famil
iar, Aro .ion not it brother or some'
other relatlu' of tho Mofrnth Dlppel?" ,
"Why, ptofesbor, I am MofratU Din
Pell" . I
"Exactly! That explains the very!
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