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EVENING nUUXf'lN, HONOMJLtJ.T. H., SATUllDAV, APrUtf 17, 1009
I ilitlUhtd 1750
to MSAa """".TtAA,
By Eex Bee elk j:A
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(Synopsis of Previous Chapters.)
CIIAI'TI'11 1 John (Into Is u trailer
Tit Jlnmboati, n roi'gh outpost of clill-
Irallon In Alnnka. Ills daughter Necln
Is n beautiful youiiR girl, generally be
lieved to lio n half breed, iltt.mhtcr of ,
u.110 anil mo Indian squaw Allium. Two hours later they pained where
villi whom ho lives. 801110 hidden bur-, the foaming waters of Itlack Heir
It'll weighs conlliiuilly on tho trailer's creek rioted down across n graveled
inlml, anil ho vIcwb with apprehension 'bar ami Into the silent, sweeping rlv
tho arrival of n squad of tiddlers at I'1'-. standing nt the entrance to a wood
riambcau. "That means the lew," im ' !. crass grovvu valley, vltk rolling
snjn uneasily to N'ovli. who has bo- ,1,lls n,u Vltm"' displayed at Its bend.
come, acquainted. with and admired by
1 lentonant ll.irrel, commander of tho
poldlurs, U--U becomes known that
Napoleon Dorct, an honest, faithful
French Can mil. -in cn.ployeil by Gale,
Is dcply In lino with Necln. Onri
aiuunuii, a illSEOMIIC Bimiller mill "In-I
T I.... .. . . .. . . .
iiu-n" arrives nt Klambeiu by steamer
n'ld In n fight with Ilurrcll Is wnrstoil
mm lorceit to uwo the town. On tho
depirtlni; Btramcr's deck h,e nnnliiK-l
ly BnjB. "1 will return to tak'o n hand
In tho 11110." Ill Uorct Rives Necla I
n hiudsouio Bilk Bnwn brougbt by him
from Daw son City for licr. ' Arrnj eil
In this, idio moots I.lciilemnl Uurroll,
who falls madly In lovo with hr, nnd ,
ho wotulcrB If her blood Is really taint
ed, (lalo reasserts thht 'slits Is the II-1
loRltltnato daiiRhtcr of himself nnd tho
Mimw. IV llunnlon roturps wl(i
Hen Stark, n profcshloml Rambler nnd
man killer with plenty of money. Stark
bnlMs n saloon nnd dance hall of
riambcau. "No Creek" Loo discovers
...in iu n Taney romo miles illstnnt,
nnd Neela iiorsuades Ilurrcll to take
her thcro and locate n cla,lm for her,
their trip requiiing a d.iv and n nlcbt
In the forest.
one tuoV hint "iiy "Till? Tiles o"f his
coat and drew him to her coaxltiRly.
It may line been partly tho spirit of
reiult that hud liecn cronMnir In him
nil day, or It tniy h'lve beeii Wholly ,
the sense of her thero beside him, I
warm nnd pleading, but something
catifid it Rrcat wae to Mirgi up
throuRli lis veins, enused him to tako
her U. his nnns, fiercely KlssItiR her
uptnrned face ngaln and oriIii, crjlng
Bor;ty, iieep down In hliMhiont:
"Yea. yes. jes! You little witch! I'll
ro anywhere' with joul Any where)
Anywhere!" The Impulso wns bllnl
nnd uiiRoreninble, and It nrew 11s his
lips met hers, while, straiiRely ennuiih,
she made no nslMnpee, ylcldltiR her
Fclf iulo.ly (III 'he found her nrm
wcund softly nbout his nccl: nnd her
face iicstJInR close to his. Neither of
them knew how Iohr they stood thus
Mended tORctbcr, but soon he grew
cons Inns of the lien tins "f her liotrt
nRilnst his btenpt ns ehe hy there llko
a little IlutUrliiR I Ird and felt tho
thmblilni; of Jils own heart swnjln?
I1I111. lfernriuii, h.r lips and hir whnlo
body thttiR to his In a sweet surnn
der, nnd jet therp was uotliltiR Im
modest or uumaldenly nbout It, for his
strength nnd nrdor had llftdl her nnd
drawn her to lilin ns on the nweep of n
Hhe drew her face fieo and hid It
ORaluet his nock, breathhiR softly and
with iliy timidity, as If the umiml of
the words Bho whUpcrid half frlsht
"I loo jou. I loo jou, Meade."
It nriy happen that n mm will spend
mouths In friendly and charmliiR Inti
macy with 11 woman nnd ncu-r feel tho
violence or tenderness of passion till
theie (omes n psychic moment or a
pl'jslcnl touch that Bitddenly luwraps
them llko it tlniue. 0 It wiib with
Ilurrcll. Tho sweet hurdin of this Rlrl
In hi arms, the sense of her jlrldlug
lips, tho will mill of her cniesslu
hands, momentarily unleashed 11 leap
Iiir piuk of mad ileslria, and It was
she who flnallj diew herself nwny to
remind him BiullliiRly that he was
".My lips will be here when tlmse
mines nn wot kid out." sho said. "No,
110!" A1.1l she held him off us Ue c-.iino
towmd her nraln, limlallrj,' that If
the weto roIiir they must bo oft at
once 11ml that ho iculd lmo no mole
l.lies for tho picsent "Hut, of ci itrvj.
It Is 11 loiu trip, mid we will hiie to
tilt down now mid then to rest," she
ndded tlijly, nt wiikh hu owed tint
he was far from Mi on;; mid tould uo(
wall; but 11 little way nt a time, jet.
Clou so, ho declared, the tinll world
be tco Bhcit, oM'ti theURh It led to
"Then pet j our pack nude up." slio
oidcirt), "fm we must be well up to
w.trd the head of" HI uk Hear creek be
foio It Slows d.irk eiioiiRh to c.iiuji,"
Hwlfll) he miulo Ills piepiiutloi.s. A
iiuiliu-Mj was upon him now, nnd ho
took no ptlns to check or annlyzo tjio
rej&ous for Ills decision. Ihw thotu'ht
of hir loM'llness In his arms oncu morn
far up anion r the peifumed woudid
hel?hts ns the slliut djikness Btole
upon them htlnvd In hl'ii mill tt fiot
to bo Roiiu that If was llli i tner. Hu
slipped nwny to the ImruicUs with lii
Btimtlois for Ills eoiporal, but was
bad. wpil'j In n moment. l'lnaly lio
took up Ills burden of 1)1 ml.et and
food, then said to her
"Well, mo yon teid,, little olii'V"
"Yrailenle.'-' fihe uniiu rnLJi'ili
"AncT you are sure you won'f regret
"Not while jou lovo tue."
He klsseil her again before they step
ped nut on the river trail that wound
nloiirf the bank.
while back of them lay the town, six
miles nwny, Its low, squat buildings
tiny nnd toylike, but distinctly sil
houetted against (he evening sky,
"Is It not time, to rest?" said tho sol
dier luighlugly, jet with it look of
ycnrnlmr, In his misty eyes as he tool:
J.. 1. ....... ... ... ...,.; j u
iL ,.,lll. flcurn In Ills nrms. ltnt she
only stnllod tip nt him and, relcaslns
Ills hold, led tho way into the forest.
a stobt is nraujr.
It's fonny t'lnit Low two bronn ey
Wni chinsln' oit) t'lnj
IDs floitd iho'n no mor on do ky,
' An' winter's Ju' lak sprlnic.
Dcy milk' mjr pnfk 10 very llsht,
Io trail Fho's not ro lor
I'd ttiIIK it forty m8 ten'snt
Tor ficar htf rtns wnn sons.
Uut now I'm buly mi'i fortuno
For marry on dat Elrl.
n' t; ihc's tola me yass,
1'rn own do wort' I
Ot,i:ON DOUBT? sans payly as
toe trauer came toward mm
through Hie otieu croe of
birch, for he was
hai'tiy tills I
afternoon, and, ueltiR uiucli of a
ilrrnmer, this fiesli enterprise awoke
lit litB a boyish picisuro. Had not
this 'dl3o cry of "Na CrecV I-eo's
b"cu providentially urrntiReil for his
ou-n rftieclnl lieneflt? A fool could boo
I that this was a mark of celestial ap
probation, ai.d none but n fool Mould,
question luo, wisdom. of tho 6"d- Had
, ho not, wntchrd Nccln Rrpw from a
, tlp of thirteen nnd Bpolcn never, a
wod of his. love? Hndho not reryed
ntnl retarded her will) nil the genllo
IchHalry of nn oldcu UniRht? Of
cujirscl Anil here was his regard, a
Elft of wealth to croin his service, nit
"Whew," f.nld Oale, dipping out of
his pnM: ntraps, "the skectcrs Is badP
"You bet your Rum boots," nald ro
Icon. "Dej'ro mos' bo t'lcls as do sum-
JV1V011 7)orct nrflj ytl n the trader
ctivti tuirnril Mm.
mer day kill Johnnie 1'lntt on do I'or
cuplue." llolli itieii woie Rauutleted
glows of cmlliuu 1.I.I11 and head bar
uei'sus of mosquito netting stretched
mil- globellke frames of thin Hteel
b mdr, w lib h they flipped on o er their
"Kit's ice. It wes you that found
him, wasn't it V nil I (iale.
"fiitro t'ltiR! I'.u com(n' do)n for
gruli In my c'.iniu w'en I see dls feller
oi( do bull, wnlklii' laic he's In bteg
liorry. 'IU g-ir,' 1 i.iy, Mere's iujii
rciIu' so fust he'll nnet, hpe'f couilij'
home:' lieu he turn ri.uu' nn' go tcir
in' knl.. wu.li(' bees urins l.ik he's
cnlllti' itie. till he full down. W'en i'
(indi'le 1 b e u;t I doi' lxiiw Mm no
11101 ('1111 sti,iii'(ir. 1111' me 1111' Johnnie
I'lutt l trap tnyider wmi winter,
Wat you t'lnk f 1 "
"1 invv 11 fellow ,cd tint way nt
Holy 1'ioss." Iiiteipolatcsl the trider.
"'Hillo!' I ray'. 'Wats do iniitlerV
An' do 1 I see somet'lng 'lioiit 'lot dat
lisk fm.itlhr, llecs face she's all
bwcl' up V bleislln' lak mv tijoit."
Ihe rretirhmnu curled his upper lip
buck fioui liW teeth nnd shook- hi
bend nt tho remembrance.
"Jem, dot's 'nrrlble sight! Hem fly
Is drlv e 'llii'i uuetf. Ileta nose an' ears
Is look Ink holes In beeg red sponge,
an' bees eye are close up tight." t
"lie died before you got him In,
"Yes. lie wits good man too."
"I guess you been purty glad for
hnvlif Necln home again, eh?" ven
tured I'nliHin nfter awhile, unable to
avoid miy longer the Biibjeet uppei
mobt In his mind.
"tYes, I'm glad she's through with
".She's gottln' purty beeg gal now,"
"Hy nil by she's; goln' ipnrry om
some feller V
"I rnpfiofo sbr Rhe ain't the Kind to
"Ilni Dnt'it rlRht too. Mebbc yon
don' care If sljedois Ret marry, eh?"
"Not, If she Rets a man tint will
treut her rltthf."
"Waal, wnall Here's no trouble
"bout dat," exclaimed Doret fervently.
"No man w'nt's HInJ could treat her
bail. Hlie's too gocsl nit' too purly for
have bad husbnn'."
"SitS ,M' '5 't" 0ll,(! turned on
him with 11 str.iiiRc ghro In his eyes.
"Them's the kind that Ret the lie dov
lis. There's something nbout a Rocd
girl that atlrncln a luid limn, pnrtlcu
httly If she's pretty, und It Roes dou
ble too.. The, Rood men get tho hellions,
A fellow can't gtt so tough but what
he can catch a good womml, and n de
cent 111111 usiully draws a critter tint
looks like 11 slid mid acts like n timber
"Necln wouldn't marry on no bad
man," said Uorct poslthcly.
Neither man had ever spoken thus
ope'.iy to the other nbout Nccli be
fote. and, although their language was
Im trect, each know tbo othpr's
tli .ight. lint Jherc was no time for
fu .her talk now, for the others were
eiisc uiHiii them. As they cntpo Into
view (j'nlo etclnlnicd:
"Well, If I-eo Imsn't brought Hun
"Humph:'' grunted I)ret. "1 don'
t'lnk ipuch of dat feller."
The three new nrrUnls dropped
down upon the mess to rest, for tho
. ,, ( . V .... mmm I.A It...
I inill whs unny, i.t-u " niv: uiv-v
"Uld ou get away without beln'
jsceni" be asked.
"Sure," nns,iriHl !nle. "I'oleon Ins
been here two hours."
"Thiit's gocsl. I don't, want nolxxly
llunnlon volunteered nothing eicept
nntbs nt the mosquitoes nnd nt his pick
straps, which were new nnd cut him
nlready. As no etplnuitlon of his
presence was ofrrel, neither the trad,
cr lies' Doret mri,T6 any comment then,
but It enme cut liter, u'.H'ii the old
miner dropped far euou'i behind tho
others to tender conversation possible.
"You decided to t.ikoln another oil?,
ehV Oale naked I.ce.
"It wasn't exactly my ilolnV," re
plied tho miner, "Stark asked tue to
let llunnlon come 'long, beln' ns lio
had grab staked him, ai.d lie recused
bo dct on It that 1 nckcrcoscd. You
spe, ll'a tho first chance I ever lincf to
pay him back for 11 favor he done me
ju the t'nsslnr country. There's plenty
of In ml to go uround."
It was l.ce's affair, thought tho trad
er, nnd he might tell whom he liked.
bo lie R.i Id no more, but fell to study
Ing the luck of (he man next in front
who Happened to be tftnrk, observing
every move and trick of lilin and dur
ing the frequent pauses making 11 pplfit
of listening and watching him guard
edly. AJ1 through the nflcrn,onu tho five
men wound up the vnllcy, following
one nnot tier's footsteps, c merging from
somber thickets of fir to flounder
ncross vv Ido pistures of "nigger heads"
that vvnbbied nnd wriggled mid bowed
beneath their feet until, nt cost of
much effort and profanity, they gained
the firmer footing of the forest. At
ono point Stark. Hot ami Irritable, re
marked: "There must Isj n shorter cut than
"1 reckon thero If," the miner re
plied, "lint I've nhvny sjmd n pick to
carry, so I choo Jev el' ground rather
than climb the dlv Ides."
"S'pose dose people at camp hear
'bout dl strike an' bent r.s In?' rug
"It wonldn't le cssgoin fortheio
after they got theie." HlarU fald sour
ly. "I for one wouldn't stand for It."
"Nor I." agreed Itunnlon.
"I don't bc how you'd help your
ret." the trader rem irked "One
man's fot ns gmd 11 right 11s another."
"I guess ft help myself, nil rUht."
Ulark laughed significantly, as did
I'uunlon. Vi-ho mlileil:'
"I.te li rntltlid to put In nnybedy
It" wmils on his ovvii illseovety, mid If
auylidy tries to get nhead of iu
ll.ein'n liable to bo tl'ciuble
"l leel.on If 1 dent know no short
cut nobodv elre does," I.iu lemarUd
whereupon Don t spoke up reissur
"Dcru'H no me gottln' scare' I. it; dat
blccausc nobody Kudus w'(re Lee's
creek she's locate' but John an' nie
an' dpi-e's nobody vvVt Utiov.s he miV
do strike but us four."
"That's light," said, dale "T!i, only
other way across h bv Idiuk Heir
creek, and; there ain't a half do.e 1 1 to'a
over bce'i up to the held of that
stream, much loin over the divide, sc
I don't allow th"ro'i any use ti ft"l
They went on their wiv. traveling
leisurely untl lite evenl'ir. when tlu-j
eniupril nt the tm ntli rf the v il'ey iri
whl'li the mini's Mblti I i.v I'n.un
rfiad I pen 11111'e ntr'v nt dale's "U'-.'i'S
Urn Itrt trt nf pr-dil'i' 1 n n fv n'.jes
fatt'ier. ns I ee In d I'l'et'did ni'd I e.
when lie cm I evcrl'u fe'l 11" il t'le
drift n"l Vetud. It beeirnn i is Pile to
hy 1 IT rlotoi and h.nel eir n thy
1 it ol.fitt i'ie the tilllij si 1 u u
i(l,el ruiiblnt' liielt tired fwt
lt Is. nt. siichjiours nnd In tho smoko
(.: Ttmi T.res"i1nt TTiT-n ITiTStTi uTcw 1T1I
nnd brlnt forth tie sacred, tlino worn
memories they Invo trciinured to turn
them over fondly hy the glow of dj Ing
"No Crick" I.ee. the cne eyed miner
who hid nude this liuky strike, told
In simple wcrdii of, his long nnd soil
tnry quest. vvlil'iTlll IticM: Ind rlen
with htm nt the divvn mil mNfmtune
iV Ml '.V J. i ,i
V?i " ""' a1?)
'( j$lvJ & Yftyj
Insu': In. hi ilft .'hiiiiI'i 1
lind rtalCc'V be?l('.e hint nslie drtrt.d
a.i I ill mil. from en nip to rn.lp. w'dle
the gi t.i if n clll((i prvl'idrn sour
id lifin. n:d ipcli betiti to iiliipi 111-'
l,e can. e of I've evil t'mt seamtirtu fnl
low In l.li i.ie'ps!
"I've lee'i nlnliow th'fln' firlv
yeirs," he mid, "1 d t.ever en,! ht
iiotl'lp' !ut inu,;s iitd.epMcnil s i.ud
lni:nni.i.ill us. I 'ii ih in':,.' nihil 1.1.
Alis'.n I'l. 1 iv.-vrr mvlc n illirbvrrj' f
geld mill ivvo," hid a urk n.iir.cd
after hTm "
"Is ll.r.t )i x ji'i: ,o (Mr tului'
iiskccl I'.iiiii lyj,
"It Is. I I ever , M tio't'o-d to III.
idf for iinl.cjf'i'I e 1 Ji'ft enpic'
I'lilnlli i ' " r 'mt Til g !
Hy that li war llxc ti turn In If they
vvP-hcd to t;i t ftpy re-t befc re the! mos
quitoes get bid upr In, then sauntered
ivvny fron the tire iihd s.ire.uf h!'
blml.et The rc'i!t D Hewed aid mr.de
down th"!r ledi, then, drawing on
plovci ntd hit no's Mt'd rollli g llichi
.elves up In t'lolr (ovirbr. fell to
iinorlug-nll cenpt the trader, who
hy for heiirs on I ! btcX stuln t up 111
the stnr3, up If tr.vlng to n Irq some
riddle tip t bullied blm.
They invoke eirly nnd I'l leilf nn
hour hi.d citen, resnule t'frli' picks
n:.d vvre ready to resume t'lelrmir-li
An they wire nbi ul til start (j lie sale)
"I nvl.ou we'd better seltle rl-jli'
now vr!io Inn the elcl 0 of l's'n'h:.r
VThen we get tip yol der. I've Isen 01)
strmtrdi's vti It avcd n heap of
"I'm nrreeable," slid Ktirl,
theie won't bo any mlsundi nt indhv.'
'!!.( othera. being likewise !d nt lb
rpiiiu. iieqitlesi (si. -They I net, tint II)
such enses gruvo trouble bus 1 fie 1 m
(lined when two men have cad e'"
mi Ihe same claim ni'd line f.it 'Hie
intner'M inijsetesi "I)iineh" Unit r"M
H-s here ir there or tint the gn tad
one ef tliem covets Is v.'anlrd by tlw
"I'll hold the Klraws" sild I,ee, "nnd
every feller will hnve an even brei!.."
Tnrnliu his back 011 the others, he rill
four splinters of varying lcn.allm, mid
nrr.int.lug them 10 tint Ihe ends peep
ed evenly from his big hind, he he'd
them out, '
"Tim longest one has the first cholye,
nnd so on." he said, pre rlitlrg them
to Oale. who promptly drew tho long
est of the four. He turned to Uorct,
but tho frenchman waved blm 'cour
teously to Htnrk, mid when Isith he nnd
Hiinr.li 11 hid niaile their ihoke I.eo
li trull it htm Ihe temnliilng one, which
was next Iu length to that of the
trader. Htiirk mid llunnlon qualified In
tho order Ihey drew, the latter nirs
lug hs evl link.
"Never tnln', ole mm," laughed l'oli'
on; "do lis' shut she's do sine witn."
They took up tlielr buidcns again
and tiled toward tho narrow valley.
OT until hN dying day will
Ilurrcll In 10 the memory of
that march with Necln Ihrouglil
the untrodden valley, mid set1
Its Incidents were never clear nit nor'
dlsllm t when ho looke.1 biek' upon 1
them, but blended Into one dreamlike ,
proeesshsi, as If he wnndeud through
some caletiture w hero ev 1 ry Image wai( I
delightfully distorted mid etch net ele- 1
llclutisly uiueal. )vt all the sweeter !
from Its Heeling uniuillty. 'ihe) tail,-
" " " J
V A 1
. y VlL if" J 'I31' 'lC0" 'K'r fnll,J' "'' n '""p 'f' ,l he deel'iiTd, nrd llie'e was iimie ten-
j fc 4 '(JSNJ'j) sjcik In nljtf live. Ignotlng many of deriiess thin Imtijei li his tNie ivv
?i ) ''V2''Y'? I 'pr "ouns nrd Its qv. ilntuess had so nn she lom.id up nt ' 1 trmtingly
f$ijT V!lri ' "lu'!,l'1 upr f,,ll,r "nt " rir'' "&" from the shelter of Lit nnns. "it
tLiJsZV ivVf 1 R'"rx' rll("' ""' Initnor was 011 blm. he would ipill you to gmv.' up"
yi$lL ( S? l( "I '"'' " "P. PI"' now iiddrcKseil 1 "It li so g id tn I e nllvc n-d to love
fif't'Sj; ' (t hi 1 self In llun ell In the same mmtier jmi like this" she contliuid ilreiu I'y
fewt m j ' I 1I1I1 k v e ore very stmrls to eoi.ie nmliu Into the tire. "I seem to hive
1 -Wftrt I I ro fat," sl.e feld. (nine out of a gloomy Iioum Into the
.KVJiV-x I II
f" flTH 1 min 7 ami sTig"wli7i Ti fileli
of spirits ns untamed ns the wnters In
the (ours they fnllowul. lliey wan-
(Jerrd hind In hind Into n land of lllil-
1 Bl'iiis. where there wns nothing rial
1 but love and nnthlug tuiglhlc but Joy.
They held '.0 the bed of the stream.
for lis volume was low nnd enabled
then to ford It from hir to lnr.
They had Uiotne so Inllmile by
now ns to fall Into n whimsical mode
of speedi, nnd NecH reverted to a
(hlMI.'h li iblt In her talk tint brought
"You travel like J dci r," he deelared
ndnilrlugly. "Why, you hive tired mo
down" Itemovlng his pid.,110 strcteh
rd hl arms nod vhook out the neho In
He built n tire, then fetched n bucket
of vnter from 11 rill tint trltklcd down
amiifg t'ii rocks neir by. He tnido ns
If 1 1 urcpnre their meal, but site would
bine tionjof It.
"r,jWiIli"Hl(l never inol:," she dc
elired. "lint work belongs to littles,"
then forced him to vncato her ilnintln
mid turn lilinelf to the miiuller duties
n" ,ur!1 i1'111"''" '" t,lc niiiuller di
(f chopping vvocd nnd lioiuhs.
I r,p1'' i,m ". she shoviid blm
I '" l"1' '"" KT(,X" f"ot Io, '
iwhlih the t.'iiHit and the frying
wit'd sit wllhottt Uisettlug
long she wished the stl l:s of looking
wind. 'I hen she hiiuHiisl Mm, ns It
wne. nnd he built n vvp-klup of spruce
tops, under the shelter of w lib li he
f Hid thick, fragrant billows of "Yukon
felt a. rs."
He Idttd Ids chest deeply and leitied
on Ids ax, for he found himself Blink
ing ns P.' under tho spell of some great
"Your supper If getting cold," sho
called to blm.
He took 11 seat be'lde hct on 11 pile
of bimvli where the smoke was Icnst
Irnublrxdtic He hid chosen n spit
lint wns shiltered by a lichen covet od
li'dge. m.d this low wnll behind, with
the whktnp Jnli Inj It. formid mi In
closure that lent them 11 certain air of
fivaoy. They nlo ravenously nnd
drmik deep cupfuls of the unfliivored
to I. Hy the time they were llnlshod
the night had fallen, mid the air was
Just cool inoiigh tn unke the fire
ngreeable. Hurrell helped on more
wood nnd itrcteliid out I isldii her.
TliM diy Ins been so wonderful,"
snld the girl, "lint I slnll never go to
sleep. I can't ls-ir to i ml It."
"Hut you must be weary, little
mild," he slid gently. 'l am"
"Walt. Let me see" Hhe stretched
her limbs mid moved slightly to try
her muscles "Yes,,l mil very tired,
hut nut t'io kind of tiled that mikes
you wint to go to bed 1 want to talk,
t illt. Iilk. and not nlsiut ourselves ci
ther, but about seunlbh's. Tell mo
nb aiil yor.r people your i.lder."
Ho I.id expected her to nsk this, for
Ihe nilijuct seemed to hnvo an Inex
InintlMe charm frtr her. Hhe would
Ml 1 ipt m.d motionless 119 long us he
urn! to tnli: of ids sister, Iu her wide,
1 ti'dllntlro eyc3 tho shndovv of n grcit
utiiolred longing.- He told her of his
father, the crotchety old soldier whose
iib-urd sense of duly mid wlu.se clib
1 rite miithcni courtesy had become n
by wind In the south. Ho told her
hotisidmld tales that were prlred like
I le ei of the Hurrell plate, beautiful
IicIiIiki.ih nf sentiment that marl: the
honor 1 f high blooded houses, follow
In: will h 1 hero was much to recount
of'tl.e Mcndes, from the admiral who
fouiht nl n Imy hi tho bay of Tripoli
down to the cousin who was nt An
napolis, the whllo his listener hung.
1 ilium bin words hungrily, her mind so
1 ui I. In pursuit of his that It spurred
htm union" ,,-l, her greit, dark
eyes .f.aff closed In silent laughter or
v.Idu" with wonder, and In them nl
vnya the warmth of the leaping lire
llsht, blinded with tho trust of 11 new
born virginal love,
Then he niii tp lapgh nllently.
"What Is Itr she said curiously.
"Oh, nntlilng! I was Just wondering
whit my Btrnltlaecd nnocslors would
say If they could see mo now."
"What do you mean?' luo girl nsked
In open cud wonderment.
"I don't care." ho went on, unheed
ing Iter ipiu Hon. "They did worso
tilings In their time, from what I hear."
Ho leaned forward to draw her to
"Worse things! Hut we nro doing
nothing bad" sild Necln, holding him
off. "There's no wrong In loving,"
"Of (oiirce not," ho nssuriil her.
"I am proud of It," she declared "It
Is the finest thing, the greatest thing.
tl it ban ei e r nnniTliito in' life Why
I rlpipl) can't hold It. I want to sing
" to the stnra ntul ry It out to the
"" 'Tl' non't,.voii?"
"I -ii"-'' 'ii' "' ,,c'''t'r "
"ff." ho rnlil drjly.
"Well, I shouldn't euro to publish tho
"',;;f "'l'' ''',''ii ot ""f "'
"I n't tee nn) rearon against It. I
have) often taken trips wllh Holeon,
V.V5' A7 miti.v .1 smile to tne youtus race, it "
r-u pecn p.-- t. '.r":i "c "-.-i ami 1
diys nt it tine." (
"Hut you were not n vvonnn then."
he slid sofllv.
"No. not until trdiy. tint's true
llcnr. desar how 1 did grow nil of n
sudden! And yet I'm Just I be sure as
,1 was ycstcnliy, mid I'd nlwnvii !
,lle Sllne Jll't a V lid ll'tlc Ple.l'li-
' d n't evir let nie be 11 bU time 1
don't want to be umiino'iplate nnd fir
dliiaij I wint to bo natui-il-aiid
R d "
You ( cuMtrt be ll'te oilier we mn,-
glny of n wnnn spring day. for my
eyes ire bill did, and 1 can't see Inlf
the benntiruls I want to. tin re nro 11
in my nbiiiit i'l"."
"1 lieo nrc ni) arm ." Interjected the
riifdler llshtl) In an effort to ward of
her (.row lug seriousness.
"I've never been afraid if anything
and yet I feci so snfe Inside them
Iin't It queer?''
'Ihe .voung man been tue cons"leus of
rt vaguo discomfort nnd reillred dimly
Hint for hours now lie had been smnlli
erlug with words nnd enresnt n sun.'
I thing tint hd strlren v. lib him to be
I Irani. 11 something tint lusli-d of
dying glow Mroii-ei' the irore utterly
thlf Innocent mild yielded to blm It
wns ns If lie lint rumen impulse wmi
j rouvli spurs In n fierce desire to dl
lnnee eirtnln voices nnd In the llrt
I , . .,.... ,.-., I tl ..... I..., ...... tf
Willi gllll, null ion II vi, in, it.
back lieinl ilieni culling ngnlu tn r'
Rtrrngly iviry 1 lomfit. A iiu.n's ho--or
If old mil) travel fiebl). but Its
pursuit If ierr.lteut. It wis the till,
nl out his people lint bid ril-il this
timnslness mid Imledslon. he tlnifjht
Vhv bad heevir nturlid It? '
"The iinrveliiils putt of It all," (on
tlntinl the girl. "I tint It will never
eld. I know I shall love volt nlwavs
Do yon sti'11 use I am ica'.ly different
from othtr ililsj"
"l'v en thing Is different lonUlit tli"
whole world." he ikt-'1 tnd Itnpatleutlv
"I've had 11 big hiiidlenp." she sild
"but you mut help ir.e to overcome It
I wint to be like your slsti r,"
lie rose iinil lbd more wofil noon
the tire. What pos.U'icd the girl? it
was ns If she knew inch omnl'ig Jnlnt
of his nr'in r nn If she bad iinllml her
peril nnd lrd ret nlsnit the nivakenpig
of Ids cot science il( llbentlely nt'd w lib
II cnutlous wldom loymul hir yeurs
Well, she lind d ee It. ntd he swore to
himself. Tli-n he melted nt the sight
of her. croli'hid tin re eg-lnst the
Ehndovvs. following his iver) n"ve
ment'wlth her soul In her eyes, the
le interest tr.no cf,n s-eile upon her
Win n she Is held blm gnilng nt her
she tilled lnr head sideways daintily
tl'ie 11 little bird
Oh, in)! What n tierce y ai ae nil
nt onci !"
Her smile fashed up ns If Illumined
by life leaping blue, nnd he trowel
quickly, kneeling I fide her.
He piled up 11 snnt tvvert sieu'iil
(oucli of iiprln) IsirsltH nnd f ishloned
her n pllb v oi.t 1 f n hu die 1 r manlier
ones, iiriuiid which he wrippn! his
Llmkl coil; then he removed hir liltt
luid lsiol3 and. la! hit her llry feet,
rtio in the p"l'n if (H'l r hvid bowed
his head over then nnd kUed t'lenj
wlh n sense of her j;ri(lotis purity
and his own uuworibluess, He spread
one of the 1U rriy blinkds over her
mid tmked lier In whllei'ie ilt'ied In
dtllgliU'iil laiiyinr looMn- up at him
nil the time.
"I'll r!t here beside y 011 fi 1 aw hlle."
he snld, "I waul li stnqt.e a bit."
At Ijnle 11 g-i'iil deslie to feel lar
In his nrms. to have lier o'i bis I tent,
suracd mer him for he hid lived long
part from women, ami I lie hollti'ile of
tho ul,;ht nee ned to mo. I. him lie
wis a Rtron.' tain, und In Ids veins
rim the blood of wayward frH.vrj
who were v.imt to posse-s that will li
they loinpificl iu the ll.ts ef love,
mltujlcd with which vvua the blood of
splritcel southet'i women who l;:ul on
occasion loved not v,iely, uceoidlngto
Kiutucky rumor, but only too well.
Nevertheless they weto lioiiet men
and vvnmcii, If orcrscutimcuti', mid
had transmitted to blm 11 herltnge of
chlMilry ami n high seti'e of honor mid
cournge. Her love Ind phnil n lnr-
rler between them grentir nnd more
llisurmoutituble thin hei blood. '
Ho gently withdraw his lingers from
her grnsp mid, seeing the other ildeef
the wickiup, covered himself oier,
without (llstnrblu:; hirninl fellmltcp ,
It wns earl) divvn whe'i ?.e. li ctvpt I
to him !
"I dreamed you hid rone nu iy,"s'ie
vloh'btl) nuil di'iv I
lb e Mill It
v,.ui n lerrlb'e nvv 1' 1 n
"I wis too tiled tiMlroiui
' io I lied In ceine ntul si
vo- lei'' here"
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