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iRERUNA A WONDERFUL BOON
IN MY OLD AOE.
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(Synopils of Prtvloui Chapters.) iiiiiiHlipruiiL.
CIIAl'TEH 1 John Oalo In n trailor ' paddle gllutni
nt Flambeau, n rough outpost of civil "" opposite -
Italian In Alaska Ills daughter Nccln
In a bountiful young Rlrl, general!) lie
lleved Id lp a lull bleed, daughter of
Oalo and the Indian Rquaw Alliina
with whom he liven Some hidden bin
den wtlRhs continually on the trader
COPVRiaMT.HOaOY MARPtR A BROTHER
iti TfH lhe ifnv i r uUof the laTrtliuIie'lsniainakcn
w a i
ml II mlii d ncross t
l'oleon lind conic, like an nrrow,
Itunnloii ui m! nbiiut liurrloill). I straight fur his mark the Instant he
then cursed lie saw no place of glimpsed It, nu liisensnte, unreasoning,
innccnlmcut I lie Peterborough stisid raging thing that lui weight of lead
out Uhjii the I r , onspliuousl), ns did nor length of blade itiuld stop. In Ids
he inul the l. Hut the chance re- haste he had left Phtmbenu without
malnctl that Ms uiun, whoever he weapon of any kind, for In his mind
uah. wmitii in. h. for hU hihmiI was i.iu h thine are suncrfluous. and he
mind, and ho lcvg with npprihonsloii ,.rent,the rltir i mile In width mid the had never fought with any but those
Iho nrrlwil of n squad of soldiers at ,cnd sharp. - U had tried I'nlcon'a God gave lilm nor fouud nnj living
Khnibeau "Thut means tho lew," he muue, but hu mpinlon saw no re- t tliliiB that his hands toulil not mas
savs iinensll) In Nevln. who has be semblance ti. the rreiichuiaii In this tir Therefore he had rushed head-
como acquainted with and admlrid be strange looking vojnger. In fact, ho long against this arnieil and walling
Lieutenant llurrel, coniniander of the lould not qulti make out what was man, reaching for him ever iloser and
soldiers II It Incomes known that peculiar abom the inan-ierlinps Ms
eves were not ns sharp as hers and
then he saw tint the boatman was
MnS MAHALA RCID.
m i M -' of 1 runiimtM ' f r Kidntl and Iiou.tl Trtrtlu.
li- MvlIM IU.1I, I iiiivvnii i ni'MKi ueniK Mircn.ii(i"i
hi ii i tli, w riles: 'ok, vthloli ordinarily linn incir c-
. ...... , ---- --- ,i,,, tlirouh the bow els vv lull they re
imr telcbrntul remedies hnc rtnular, rlitumatism Is the result.
been a wonderful bonn lu me In my ,
f iifjf inri. I
I I it ll l Ixoll III k u" tl h iillli f' r
iitiril v .- as n. I v. is troiildul
with i .ii.t I pi. loll, rluumatlsm and
klilm v trouble.
"V. I 'It. i over two tears oro, I com
pin, Iv I -t mv healtli, Im-ioiiiIii,: ill
most lu lple. vthi n n dar frl n I si nt
inev uir r mi-dlf, !' runaand Maiulin.
I I, -jn lo take Hum, followltiR tin
itlnitl tin on the bottle. I ver soon
Is -run I f el Iwnelltotl by their usu and
eutitlii, l to Ukotlu ni.
"I am n w complete ly recovsriHl from
the si- iillitient-i, 111 fael, bi Itur thin
I hau li"n f r veim put. 1 annot
pralKU tlu n moilln too IiIrIiIv mid will
al avs ri onim ml them to "tin r '
foiutlpiilon Is almot sure to tot np
Otln r il i an xi uieiit'.
UiIuuimI in iiiiiulatlons within the
bowili sro i trllv reihorlit Into the
s)liin pi hIih ins win lliiiei rliouiim
ttsui,iJiiKiiiii" Wldiic) trouble.
The followinc vvliolesala ilruu
Rlsts will i uip: the retail traAf
Ai id blood forms rrjstals, which ac
cumulate about the IIrsiiii nts, oartl
Iiriis and sometimes the bones In tha
hueli morbid accumulations of blood
throw exlri work upon tho kldnejs.
Tho kldnejs hilnj; unalile to perform
the ltiiimnl laUir of cxirellnR Ibex
poisons, ottiit Rive way sud klduuy
trouble Is tl.e result.
I'ermamnt relief einnot bo ronsona-
lil j i'.iit.il except by correctliiR tha
N'apoleon Doret, un honest faithful
L'rannli Pnnilltill nTl,t,tf1l nil In rtltl.
Is deeply In lovo with Necla On lr ' ll"! r ow ip was
l .... . .. ...,.s ... ......... dmulnir oniMiio thom w Hit the hihwi
nnin'MtrrUcsiunnmbenuh, steamer ,ou;
and in a HrIU with nrrt-ll Is w' J"' .at.t.r- I,.,,hN MruBBll and moaned
and forced to Icavu tho town On tho ,,,,,,,,. llm ,lom,ll(r l,aik of
departliiR steamer'a deck ho mennliiR . 1)oa,j (UCJ. ,,,,, blle ,..,,, dN.
It una 'f wltt t-ntlirti trx tnfi it lintlil ' ...... ... ... .. . it t ....
j .-d, ... .v..... .. ,..u .. tmcry m mo j.r uiunuuK iiKni imu
In tho Rime." Ill Dorot rUps NVcli t nt liocn f.ir dm tctltnlu lln-u tiny.
Regular bow ch are a xreat safe- j
I guard lo health. I'cruna and Man- j
nltn are uneMellcd the orld oer
t fur chronic diseases affecting the
I bou ch and kidneys.
Mis. V. V. Iimssler. Sli.T MeAtu
Av., Ixjulsvllle, Kcntiiekj, U. H. A.,
wrltis thatshu suffored for twent)-slx
rears vt 1th bladder and kidney trouble,
and that ilRht tattles of Vcruua and
three bottles of Maualln entirely cursd
.IKNSON. SMITH & CO . ojomJI,
It is its
better in the
than in any other
a hiudsomo silk rowh hriuiRlit lo him
from Dawson City for her AYnioil
In this, she meeta Lieutenant llurrell
who falls ninilly In lovo wllh lie r and
ho wonders If her blood Is reall lalnl
oil flalu roassorts that slip Is the II
lcKttlmnto daughter of himself und the
squ iw IV Ilunnlon returns w Ith
Hen Stark, n professional nimbler and
man killer with plenty of monej Stark
builds n saloon and dance hall nf.
Flambeau "No Creek" Lie discovers
Rold In n valley Mime miles distant
and Nt elu persuides llurrell to t iko
her thvro nntl loc He a cl.ilm for her
their ttlp requiring a da and 11 night
In the foiesl V. VI ami VII- Oak
Lee. Htiiuiloii uin' Stark have Rone to
Rt'thcr to the slie of Lie's illhcmei
to locale cuipns The) no nut b
Nicl.i ani lln.ri'll. and u bitter qiurre.1
i limit's. Itunnio i and Sialic conapliu
to rob Notlt of hi-r cblms Kunuluii
wants the Rlrl, n nil Stark flints that
Xicla Ins a btMiisc, un explainable
fascination for nl'.i His luby, daiiRli
ler had been stolen jcars before llur
rell Incomes the declared cucm of
both s:nrl and Uimuloii A Rim held
b) d.ili' Is disch iiRcd, tho bullet nc
cldcntall, ho claln.a. u.iriowl mlssliiR
iriicklliiR blaze no larRcr thin u man's
hat. It betriiKtl them. The tlnn-liiR
iloser till the burnhiR powder stuuR
his eyes Ihey Rrappled and foURht,
alone nnd unseen, and yet It was no
flRht, for ltuiinlon, thoURh a vigorous,
heavy muscled man, wlis beaten down,
smothered nnd irushed beneath the
onslatiRht of this Rreat tiuled fellow,
who all the time sobbed and whined
nnd mewed lu n p-iutliiR fur).
They swuntf half ncross the spit to
the farther side, where they fell lu n
fantastic convulsion. , slipping und
clIdliiR nnd rollhiR iiiiiiiiir the rocks
thut smote nnd RotiRcd and bruised
"No, no no!" she Rasped, vtrllhliiR
like a wild thing but ho i rushed his
lips to hers nRiilu und then let her ro,
whertitHiu 8be drew nwny from lilm
pjutlii!;. disheveled, her eyes wide nnd
filled wllh hoiror She i-irubbel her
lips with the baik of her hand, as If
to iriuc his mark, while he reached
Into the inuoe and broiiRht forth nil
ux, a bundle of food and a coffeepot.
Then, still ihuiLlliiR. he Riithercd a
few sticks of driftwood nnd built u
fire She had n blind Instinct to Hoe
uud xoiiRht for n means of escupe, but
Ihey were well out upon the bar that
stretched n illstuucc of 300 feet to the
woodid bunk, Ou one side of the nar
row spit was tho scarcely moving,
half KtiiRunut water of u tiny bay or
odd); on the other the swift, RlldlnR
current IurrIiir nt the bene hid untie.
while the outer end of the graveled
r lil Re dwindled down to nothliiR nnd
dLiipiearcd Into the river. An Instant
later, when hu turned to the denier
water of tho eddy to fill the colTccpot,
shu seized her chance und spoil up the
bar toward the bank. The shlURlo un
der foot nud her noisy skirts betrayed
her, nntl with an oath ho followtd. It
was an unequal race, and he handled
her with rotiRh strniiR hnnds when ho
Mil ou licit to inei vveu, mi ly,, mi ,,uikencil now by a e
throURh wllh this foolishness. If ,i,i,tl,m ot u that depended ut
juull ro hack ou jour worel iilo tins
you'll 'bawl me out' before the priest,
so I'll forget my promise, too, nnd
joii'II be Rind of the ihiinie to tuiirry
"Let me ro!" sho pmted, "I'll mar
r.v ,voii. Yc, es, I'll do It, only don't
touch uie now!'
iruft upon which their ejes were them, 'lhe Rambler fouicht for his
fixed whipped .ibout, almost lcaplnir i life iiRnlnst the naked flesh of the oth-
from the vviinr at one stroke, then tr, iiRiilust the distorted face that
enmc townrd tliem, now nolblnR but a
narrow thliiR half iiriiIii the width of
a man's body lhe current curried It
down abreast of tliem, then past, and
Ituuulon rose releasing tho Rlrl, who
cited out wllh all her might to the
boatman. He nude no sound lu reply,
but drove tils t. -111110 shoreward with
quicker stroke's It was evident ho
would effect his I Hiding near the lower
end of the spit for now he was with
in uenrliiR dItumo and driving closer
Necla heard the crumble? cull:
"Sheer off, Iiorcl! You enn't land
She saw a ruii lu Ituuulon's baud,
unit 11 teirlble sickening fear swept
ovr her, for he was slow I) walking
down the spit keeping abreast of the
cm too us It drifted.
"Keep uwav or I'll Arc!" threatened
Ilunnlon agplu, and she screamed:
"Don't try It. l'oleon! He'll kill your
At her words Ilunnlon raised kl
weapon nnd fired. She heard tho
iyimhU behind reverberate with the
ec hoes like a sounding hoard, saw the
vi Idle spurt of sniukc and the skitter
of the bullet us It went wide. It vvus n
lon- shot uud had been llred as it Dual
witrulUR, but Dont made no outcry,
nor did he cease tomlng Instead his
paddle clove the water with the same
tteidy strokes that took every ounce
of ilfurt lu his boit.t. Ituuulon threw
open his gun aud replaicd the spent
shell On cuine the ciitcenlug, crazy
craft lu 11 sldcwlse drift, nnd with It
the Rlrl saw coining a terrible ttagedy.
Shu started to run duwu tho graveled
rldgo behind her ciu'inj, not realizing
the value or moment of her action nor
knowing clearly what she would do,
'&. vjsIt, ViV . at
'Vhcu grappled ttndfoiujht, atone and un-tccn.
irnsppcd and bit llko the muzzle ot a
wolf, while all the time ho heiitd that
but as she drew near she saw Iluu- JW1. Itiartlculnte uote of blood
11I011 raise his gun ng.iln and without "J"Ker at his car. The Canadians
ei:utueu nanus crusueet tvuitetvi tuiv
fell upon ns If mailed with metal. The
Ihoiitiht of her own sifety threw her
si If upon htm. Again his shot went
wide ns ho strove to hurl her off, but
his fin mi r taste of her stteiigth was
nut hint, to this now that she foURht
for I'iiU'iih's life. Ituuulon siiailed an
grllv nnd thrust lur nwny, for he bud
wultid till the inuoe was ilo e.
"Lit ine ro, you devil!" he cried nud
aliiiitl iiriiIii, Hut iiriiIii she run nt
hltu. 'litis time, however, she did not
pit her strength nRiilust his, but paus
ed, and ns he undertook to tire shu
thrust at his elbow, then dodged out
of his way. Her blow was 1 nifty nnd
well timed, mid his shot went wild.
AriIii hu took aim, and iiriiIii she elo
btro.tii It with a touch and danced
lingers werev llko tearing tongs thut
could not be loosed. It wns a fright
ful combut, hideous from Its inequali
ty, like the battle of 11 man ugaln.t a
middeiied beast whoso teeth tore und
whoie ihtvvs ripped, vvhosu every
move was Irresistible, Aud so It was
I'oIciiii rose uud ran to the fullcn
girl, leav lug behind him a huddled aud
twlstcsl likeness of a man, Hu picked
her up tenderly, moaning nnd iroon
lug. Hut us her limp head lolled back,
throwing her pale, blind features up
to lhe hcitveus, ho begun to cry. this
time like a woman. Tears fell from
his eyes-burning tears, the ugonj of
l,nft nf lilu rnni'li Rill ttilri tlltillitj, unit
I . . . . . ,. ttlill, ui,t,r,i1 lilu until 11,1 tlltil Iter
V ny II 101U I " " " "" -- --- -
m of all that depended upon . '-"".' ih-khiu " "
l,er uoiiiiug iter lieuil aim snouiuers 111 cue
lluie times In nil she thwarted crook of his left ami. ho wet his light
ltnuiil, 11 while the I'linoo drove closer luiml und bathed her face, crouching
cvcr Instant. Ou tho fourth, ns she
dashed ut lilm, he struck to be rid of
her, iiirstng wickedly struck us ho
would havu struck nt 11 man. Silently
she iiumpltd up and fell, a pitiful.
He lid her back to the lire, whlc,li diawltd, awkward little figure sprawl-
Inul bikini lo 1 ruckle Sho was so
veil, now that she sank upon tho
Thills 1 1 tlit Hit down and behave
while I nuke Himelhlug hot to tlilnl;.
You're nil In" Aflu 11 time he con
ed upnu tho rocks. Hut tho delay
pi ut nl fatal to lilm. for. though the
mime was 1 lose against the bank und
the liti.'e man lu It seemed to offer 11
111 11k loo plain to bo missed, he was
too 1 low to permit careful lilm, Ituu
M. E. SUVA
Undertaker and Embalmer
limul in he busied hlin-olf about Ills nou heard lilm glvliu- utterance to 11
task. "Hay, jou ought to Is) glad to .
got me I've got 11 lot of money, or I jhtmiiKc, feral, whining suund, us If ho
v.lll hive nud once you're Mis. Ituu- 1 vuiu iryilig Ilka infighting boy. Then
nloii nobody 'II ever know about this us tlie gambler raised Ids arm the
or lliluk of you as 11 squaw " ' fan ulhiu llfiid hlim-olf up ou Iho hot-
He was hI III talking u lit 11 thu ghl loin of lhe 'inuoe until ho stood
spuing In In r fit! uud sviit a shrill stub hod to his full height and leaped,
cry o'lt over the rlier, lint Instantly As Itnnnlon. llred ho spuing out and
he win up uud upon hu, his hind was Into the' water In his kmes, his
our her 111011II1, while she tmu nt It, backward kick whirling tho craft from
si leuiiilng the u.iuio of I'oloou Doret imderneatli him out Into the current,
He silenced her to 11 smotheied, sob- , whore thu river seized It, Ho had
bin; 1. tumble nud tut md to sie, far risen and liiiimoil all lu one moment,
over her, half uude, dripping with tho
sweat of his great labors, u tender,
palpllutlug llguro of bronzed muscle
and sinew, with all his fury uud bate
replaicd by apprehension uud pity.
The short moments that he worked
wllh her weie ages to lilm, but site ru
tin il beneath his ministrations, and
her llrst frightened look of conscious
ness was changed to 11 molting mullc.
"W-whnt happened, Polewilr" she
said. "I was iifnild."
He stood up to his full height, shak
ing uud weak as tho wntor that drip
ped from lilm, tho very bones vt him
dissolved. Tor tho first time he ut
tered words, "Tank 6od, hu gosh!"
and inn his hand up over his wet face,
"Whcro Is heV She slatted to ber
knees uffrlghtedly; then, seeing tho
twisted, sprawling (iguic beyond, be
gan lo shudder. "He bo's deudV"
"I don't knuw," said l'oleon careless
I) "You feel It puity Rood now, eh.
"v.os-1 he struck ine!" The reuiem-
out mi the bosom of tho gu it Hollcd launching himself ut thu shore llko it brume of wbut had occurred surged
tat. ....... ft . I..l ...... ft1. . . .... ...A. At..B l.tfkU ..! III,,. I..ivfhtfl llllH i.fl tfe
rlu 1 11 man In 11 bulk tmioe Tho panther. Tho gun roared again, but
1 1 1 .if t hail Jitht swung pist the bend I'nlion inme up uuil tm with the tush
All busine entmsteil in my care will receive iibnw ami was still a long way off so of the great brown gilzzly that no
prompt ami p ilitc attention I have a parlor 'f"r away, lu fact, that Nccla's signii mis-.tii in 11 slop, ituuulon's weapon
vvheie funcr.i scrvicts can Le held 01 bodies kept '"',l ""' ro" ,l1''1 " '"r M ucmpimt bbuiti in his face, but ho neither felt
when desired "Id unwaveiliuly to thu swiftest 'nor heeded It, for Ids buru hands wcro
cliaiiiiol his bud) illug nnd fulling lu upon his quarry, the Impact of his
the smooth iiniiulliig ill) thin of n bod) hurling tho other from his feet,
inaslii liiHiuiuu iiiiilir'ieatjiastu.lilj and neither iJf JhfiiiJ Jinowjyliether
1120 TORT ST P, 0. BOX 529.
PHONE 170. NIOIIT CALL 1014.
over her, uud she burled her face In
her hands. "Oh, l'oleon, l'oleon! He
wns a dreadful man."
"He don' trouble jou no more,"
"He trled-he- ITgh! I-I'm glad
you did It!" She bioke down, trem
bling ut her escape, until her seltlsh
ness smote her, and she .vvus up aud
tTMtlPlilin ofiiiic InMiinl ""Ai' you
hurt) Oh, I never thought of Hint t
Tou must lie wounded,"
The Frenchman fel himself over and
looked down at tils limbs fur the Orst
time. "No; I rhi-.s not," he rnld, at
which Nccln noticed his meagtr attire,
and slinultantausly lie bectime coin
srlous of It. He fell away a puce, cast
ing his ryes over the river for his
canoe, which was now a (peck In the
"Ila gosh! I'm h-1 of n t'lng for
lookln' nt," he said. "I'm paddle nurd:
dat'a w'y, Hncre. how 1 sweat!" He
hitched nervou.ly at the band of hi.
overalls, while Necla answered:
"That's all right, l'oleon" Then,
without warning, her face froze with
mingled repulsion and wonder. "Look,
look!" bIic whl'iKTrd, pointing past
Ilunnlon was moving slowly, crawl
ing painfully Into a sitting posture, up
lifting a terribly mutilated face, dazed
and half conscious, groping for iosses
stun of his wits. He saw them and
grimaced frightfully, cowering and
l'oleon felt the girl's hand upon his
arm and heard her crying lu u hard,
"He needs killing! Put lilm away!"
He stared down at his gentle Necla
nnd saw the loathing In her face aud
the look of strange ferocity as she
met his ryes boldly.
"You don't know what he what In'
did," she s-ttd through her shut teeth
"He"- Hut the man waited to hear
Ituuulon saw hm lomlng uud scrum
bled frantically to all fours, then got
ou his feet nud staggered down the
bar. As l'oleon overtook lilm he tried
out pltcousty. a shrill scream of terror,
and, falling to ids knees, groveled uud
debased himself like a foul cripple at
fp.ir of the lash. His agony dispelled
tho savage taint of Allunn's uborlglnul
training In Nee la, uud the pure white
blood of her nueestors cried out:
"l'oleon, l'oleon not that!" She hur
tled after lilm to where he pa tiled ubove
the wretch waiting for her. "You
mustn't!" she said. "That would be
murder, nnd and It's nil over now."
The Prenchman looked at her won-
derlugl), not loinprchendliig this sud-
U't hint alone. You ve nearly kill
ed htm. That's enough." Whereat
liuuuton. broken In body and spit It.
began to beg for his life.
"Wat's dnt you say Jus' uowl" Uo
ret nsked the girl. "Was dat de truth
for sure w'at you speak?'
"Yes, but you've clone jour work-.
Don't touch him again."
He hesltnted, and Ilunnlon, quick to
Oscrve It, milled his entreaty lo hers.
"I'm beaten, Doret, You broke me
in pieces. 1 need help I I'm hurt."
"W'nt jou 'spec' I du wit 'Inii" the
Canadian usked, and she answered:
"( suppose we'll have to take him
.rhere he can get rfsslstuuco."
"Dat skiff nln' carry nil free of us."
"I'll stay here," groaned the fright-
lied man. "I'll wait for n steamer to
ptik me up, but for Hod's sake don't
(nut h me n'nln!"
l'oleon looked him over carefully and
mnde uji his full d that the nun was
more Injured In spirit than In body,
for milBlde of his battered muscles he
showed no fatal sjmptoms. Although
Iho vojngeur was slower to ULgerthau
n child. 11 grudge never died In lilm.
and his simple, self taught creed knuw
0 forgiveness fur null men as Itun
nloii, cherished no mercy for preying
imu or beasts. He glan'td toward th
Wooded stores a stone's throw above,
flau Uuk ut thecowaid he had beaten
ind Mhoi-u life was fulfill uudcr thu
lode. There was 11 queer light lu his
"Lcavu lilm here, l'oleon. We'll go
uwuy, jou uud I. In thu canoe, uud the
Orst bout will pick lilm up. Uouie.
Necla tugged at his wrist for fear she
might not prevail, but he vvus bcut on
brushing uwny a handful of hungry
mosquitoes which, warmed by the
growing day, had ventured out ou the
river. Ills fate became wrinkled nud
"Went" ho grunted. "We let' 'tin
here blccnuse dtre ain't m ugh room
lu de batteau, chl All right. Dat'B
good t'lug. Hut he's seetk mail, so
luebbo 1 fee It lilm nice pi ice fur Btop
till dcui boats come."
"Yes. yes. Leave me here. I'll make
It through all right." be,'ged Ilunulon.
"r.ottorjoutumpjuideron de point,
vv'crc jou can sec di se sle.imbo it w'en
she 1 nines 101111' du buu'. DIs Is lmU
phiie." Hu Indluiliil thu thlik-t. a
quarter of it mile al etc . lilt li ran out
nlpiust to the cut b ink, "( ome, I help
j ou get feci."
Ituuulon shrunk fidiu his proffered
assistance half fearfully, but, reassur
ed, allowed the Prenchm in to help hltu
tow aid tho fchoru.
"We tell It de llrst boil 'buut jou
an' dcy pick jou up, You wait lure,
Tho girl watched her rescuer guide
Itunulim up to tlie level of the woods,
then disappear with im li the !rs
hud was rcllcuil to sec thu two
uuiergu tipiin the river bauk'ngaln fur
ther 011. for sho Inul fca rod for uu. in
stant that l'oleon ml-lit fo'rgct. There
seemed In bo 1111 dtuigei, however, for
he vns crashing through tlie brush lu
mix nine of the cither, who followed
laboriously . Once Ituuulon gained the
high point he would bo able to com
mand 11 view of both reaches, of the
liter nnd could uiukc signals to at
tract (he llrst steamboat that chanced
to conn tilting, Without doubt niruft
of somu sort would pass from 0110 di
rection or the other by tomorrow ut
latest, or, If not, shu nnd l'oleon could
bend buck suicor to hlui from the llrst
habitation they encountered. The two
men disappeared again, and tier fears
had begun to piey ou her n second
tuiu when shu beheld thu big Cuuu
dlan returning. He wus hurry lug u
bit, apparently to lie rid of the mos
quitoes that hvv armed ubout hlui, uud
.i'Miiirkcd llinl. Ill lul.nl!oli lo W.ilp
plug himself with 11 handful of black
berry bushes, he wore Ituimlon's eoal
to protect hi. shoulders
"Wisifl Dose skeeltr bug Is hem
gry." he tried.
"DIs illie bntteiin," l'oleon remarked
critically; "1 mak' It go fas'," nnd be
Rati tu row swiftly, sicking the breeze
of lhe oK'ti rltcr In which In slnke
off the horde of slinging pests tint
had risen with the sun. "I tome wii
quecck wlt'out t'lnkln1 'bout gun 01
sk.elcr net or not'ln. Ituuulon she'i
leu' me dls coat, so mebbe I don' lool
so worse lok I do Jus" uow. e-hV
"How did jou leave him? Is hi
"No; 1 uuV It up ou de face nu' di
rib, but she's feellu' rikxI now. Yes
I'm leave Mm lileu plate for stop on
wait ou de stenmliont philntee spruco,
hoURh for set on."
She began to shudder ngalu, and,
sensitive to her every motion, hj asked
solicitously If she were sl.k, but iho
phook her bend.
"1 I was thinking what supposing
jou hitdu t toliiel Oil, rulcon, j oil
don't know what jou saved 1110 from,"
Shu leaned forward and la'd a tiny,
grateful hand on lhe huc,e brown paw
that rested on his oar. "I wonder If I
can ever forget!"
She noted that they were ruuulng
with the current nt.d Inquired:
"Where ure we going V
"Waal, I cau't pull dls bout 'gulust
dat current, so I cuiss we lines ou till
1 Uu' my shirt, deu bluieby we pick It
up souip steamboat nu go home.
five miles below his quick eje de
tected his hilf submerged "bark
lodged beneath some overhaiiRliiR llrs
which from the water's fiction ha 1
fallen forward Into the stream, and by
raru Rood fortune It wus still upright,
although nwash. He towed It In the
next sand, bur, vv here h w rung out
and donned his shirt, then tlppid the
wuttr from the smaller cruft nud,
making It fast astern of the Peterbor
ough, set out nine mole. Toward
noon they initio l'i Bight of a little
stern wheeled craft thit puffed and
pattered manfully against the sweep
ing current, billing behind the points
and bars and following the slackest
"It's the mission boat!" cried Neclu
"It's the mission bout! I'm her Itanium
will be aboard,"
She waved her arms ui'dly nnd min
gled her voice with PcIcoii'r uutll a
black robed figure appeared betide the
"Puttier Itanium!" she screamed, and,
lecogulzlng her, he signaled bail:.
Soon they were ulongaldc, and a pair
of Klwasli deck hauls lifted Necla
aboard, Doret following after, the
palutcr of the Peterborough lu Ids
teeth. Ho drugged both canoes out of
the ImiIIIiu tide nnd laid them bottom
up on the forward deck, then climbed
the narrow Utile s'.alrs to find Neclu
In the nrins of n Leul unit, white
haired priest, the lest I cloved innn on
the Yukon, who broke uwuy from the
girl to greet the l'reiiehmnn, his kind
face alight with ustontshuieut.
"What Is nil this I hear? Slowly,
Doret, slowly! .My Utile girl Is talk
ing too furiously -for these poor old
wits to follow. I can't iiuilerstnnd. I
urn amazed. What Is this tale'"
Together they told lilm, while his
blue eyes now opened wide with won
der, now grew soft with pity, then
blazed with Indignation When they
had finished he laid his hand upon
"My son, I thnuk Uod for your good
bod) nntl jourcleuit heatt. You saveei
our Necla, and jou will be icwaiued.
As tu this thls-mun Ituuulon, wo
must llntl him, uud he must be ben;
out of the tuuntry."
It required somo pressure tu pel-
suade the lreuchnian, but at last hu
consented, uud us the afternoon drew
to 11 dose thu little steamboat tame
squuttcrlug nnd wheezing up to thu
bar whole Ituuulon had built his II ro
that morning, cud a Ion., bin 111 blast
lummoued hltu from the point above.
When he did not appear the prUut took
l'oleon nud bU touud fated, silent
crew of two uud went M the bank,
but they found uo ulgn or tho crip
pled mau ouly 11 few rags, 11 trampled
patch of brush at the forest's edge,
ui.d that was all. 'J lie bprlugy mosj
showed 110 trail. Thu thicket give uu
mis w or to their tries, although, the;
spent nu hour In 11 siattuied search
uud sounded tho steamboat's whistle
again uud again
"He's tiy for walk It back to camp,"
sail Doret "Mebbe hu nln' hurt so
much, nfter nil."
"Yon must be light," said Puttier
Hat num. "We will keep the steamer
dose to this shore, so thut hu can hill
us when we nwrt.ikn lilm."
And So Ihey lesuiueil their toilsome
trip, but mile after mile fell behind
them, and still uu vulco came from the
woods no llg-.ue hulled them. Doret,
Inscrutable nud silent, lounged iigulust
the pilothouse smoking luiiuuierible
tUircttc") which he lolled from equal oj
of uuwspaper, his keen ejus nppir-
eutly claiming every foot of their
slow way, but when night 'I'll at list
ami the limit faded from sight he
tossed the last butt overboard, smiled
grimly Into the darkness uuil went below.
(Continued on Monday)
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