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EVENING BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. H, SATURDAY, MAR. 9, 1912.
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In thin remarkable romance of
fie .10111 scn.i .eicfc Lntulon has
rivaled the best efforts of Robert '
LoutsStevcnson in the same fielit.
Interest is arousal at once mi
becomes cumulative as Sheldon,
the plucky owner of lieratitle
plantation, though sick anil weak,
dominates 200 head hunting
Solomon islanders by sheer grit
and fear inspiring weapons; as
Joan Lackland takes and holds
her place beside him while he
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flaming mastery of the white
man;" n thin man and woman.
thrown together under most un
conventional circumstanccs.wnrk j
and fight side by side tn their
strange partnership. Their thrill
ing adventures among savage
people recall the lines
"We arc those fools who could
In the dull earth we left behind.
Hut burned with passion for the
And drank strange frenzy from
The world where wisa men live
Fades from our unrcgrctful
And blind across uncharted seas
We stagger on our enterprise. "
"The Ship of Fools."
S0UI-71IU.NI! TO IIC HONE.
J IT 12 wus a very nick white man.
M lie rtxte iU'kubiK'k on u
B woolly bended, blink nklninil
suMik'i' lite lobe ot nliuw
ear haO been ileneil it ml mreiiheil
until otic hail torn out, unite the other
carried a cheiihir tilnek of caned woikI
three Inches In ill.uueter The torn
ear hail been ileu-d upiln. but thH
time unt no iiinhlilniMy. for the whole
iiiiotnmoilateil no more tli.ui u short
rl.iy pipe. The man lioru wai greasy
mill dirty nml nnkeil s.ie lot sn ex
itihIIiikIJ narrow nml illrty loin cutli.
but the nhlto man eluti to hltn clou
I) anil desperately At timet from
weakness hli heail ilroopeil nml restvl
on the woolly pule At other tlnien he
llfteil hit bead ami stared with swim
litliiK ejoi at the iwiuiml palmi that
n-eled ami swum: in Hie Hlilmmerlnt:
lie.it. He was elml m a thin under
shirt anil u Mrlp ot initon elnlh that
Wrapped uliout hi wiiM and dew end
ml lo bU knees till III he.nl was II
li.ittereil Stetson, known to Hie trade
lis ii "lladen.l'owell " About his mid
die was strapped u bell, which carried
a large cnllherctl tiiitotn.it U- pistol and
seieral siare cllpi, loaded and ready
for iiulck work.
The rear was brought up by a black
boy or fourteen or llfteeii. who carried
Itiedhlne bottles, n pall of hot water,
mill various other hospital appurte
nances.. They parsed out of the nun
pound throuub a small wtiket mite,
mill went on lindei the bhiliiK sun.
wlmllnu nbotit ainoiiK lien plniilisl co
itiituuts that threw no i.tnide There
wus not u breath of wind, and the
superheated, stacuant nlr was heavy
wllb pestilence Trout tho dlteitlon
Ihey were Koine urove a wild clamor
its of lost souls wallltiK ami of "ion tn
torment. A limit, low shed showed
ithend. Brass walled and Brass
Ih.itihed, and It was rrnui here that
the noise prmeeded There were
shrieks and scieams. some unmlstak
nbly of crlef, others tinuiMnkalily ol
iiiietiilnrnble pain. As the wlillo man
drew closer ho could hear a low mid
continuous inoaulm: and Kronnlni: IU
shuddered at the tliouclit of cnlerlni;
mid for n moment was nulte certain
that ho wns pilnu to faint. For that
most dreaded of Solomon Island
Hootirces. (lyhentery, hud struck Her
nude plantnllon. nml be was all alone
to eopu with It Also, he was nllllcted
Ily stoopltiK close, still on man-back
lie managed to pass throiisli the low
doorway. Ilo took n small Isittle from
Ills follower nml sniffed stronB niu
iimnln to clear bis senses for the
ordeal. Then be shouted "Kliut mil'
iinil tho clamor stilled. A raised plm
form of forest sin lis. six feet whin
with n fdlKht ptuli. extended the fill
length of the shed Alongside of It
wus ii yard wide runway Stretched
on the platform, hide by side and
it o wiled close, lay u score of blacks
That they were low In the order ol
liiiiniiti life wns apparent at n glance
They were million lorn. Their faco
were asymmetrical, bei-lliil: theli
bodies were ugly and apelike The)
wore uoao rlnys of clam bhell and
BBJJBMiMiMmi'iflhit ' i iiltf't t-'Bi' '
A Romance of
The South Seas
Copyright, 1910. by Street O Smith
Copyright. 1911, by the Macmlllan Compuny
turtlu hlii'll. Mini rrom tho ontl-i of Uhmi
llmi", nhhh ui'lo alia iili'p ul. pro
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ilhioiiilcil in uvcnininoihiiu hiumIimi
plitirt itntl Kth-k. il'ci. mill nil tiiuiiui'r
nr iKirliurlo iiiiininciits 'I'lirlr in i
mill ImhIUn wore IiiIIihiimI or marioi! hi
IiIiIimim ilcalcm III tlK'lr alrkniw
they wore tin rldtliliiK, not cmmi lulu
chittK iliuiicli llii'.v icliiliicil their kIii'H
nruiit-K t licit- liuiul ins klricct ttitcl tlii'lr
I leather hi'ltx, lictuiH'ti whhh mill tltc
i nKlli were lhnit iiiiUihI KiiImw The
I bullet of many wero rou'tuti nlth lior
I rlhle NnriM Swarnn ot Ilk1 roe mill
How line I; mill futth In
Tln wlilio man went tlmvn the line
dining I'ltcli limn Willi mi-illeino TV
initio ho cne rhlnrnilyiio. IK1 wn
fnrri'il in iiiiii'i'iitrntt' wllli till Ills will
In iinler to remember which ot them
could sinnd Ipei'itcualihii nml which ol
them were coUHtUutlou.tlly unable lo
rt-lniu that powerful drug Due who
la dead he ordered lo be carried out
lie spoke In Hie sharp, peremptory
mnuiiiT of a in. in who would take no
nonsense, and the well lueii who olio)
isl his outers Hcowled malignant!)
One mulleteil deep In Ills chest as he
tool, the corpse by lite feet. The
white man exploded In speech nml nc
t Ion It cost iiiui n painful effort, but
bis arm shot out. landing a hack hand
blow on the black's mouth.
"What iiamcyuu, Angara V" he shout
ed "What Tor talk 'long )ou. eh
1 knock M-ieii bells out of yon. too
With the utitnmntlc swiftness of a
wild animal the black gathered him
self to spring The anger of II wild
niilmat was In his c)cs; but ho saw
the while man's hand dropping lo the
pistol In Ids belt. The spring wns
never made. Tho tensed lsnly relaxed,
nnd the black, stooping ocr the corpse,
helped carry It out. This tlmo there
was no muttering
"Swine!" the white man gritted out
through his leeth nt the whole breed
of Solomon Islanders.
lie was wry hick, this while man.
as sick as the black men who lay help
less about him and whom ho attended
lie never knew each time he entered
the festering shambles whether or not
'I KNOCK ULVEN nTXI.S OUT Or TOU, TOO
ho would bu ablo to complete the
round Hut he did know. In large
degree or certainty, that If ho eor
fainted there In the midst of the blacks
those who were able would bo nt his
throat like ravening woles.
I'nrt way down the lino a man wns
d)titg. Ilo gave older for his removal
as soon as be had brent lied Ida last. A
black stuck his heud Inside the shed
"Pour reiki sick ton much"
I'resh cases. miIII able to walk. Iliei
elusions! about the spokesman 'I In
white mill singled out the weakest
and put hltn In Hie plaie Just mealed
by the ooip-c Also lie Inille.iied tie
lli-xl weakest lolling Mini to wall to
a plate until the next mail died I'heii
ordering one ot Hie well tiieti lo taki
a sipt'id from the Held ron-e and hnlh
,i lean to addition to the liosiia. II
continued iitiiug itie.rtiuw ii ad'iilni
lerlug meilli'liie mid i-tncM ig hikes h
biH-heile lui'i r.ti"llti to nst the !!(
feters .Now niid imam n mi tlie tn
"ltd a weird wall was t it si Whoi
he arrived there tie tout M the tioW'
was emitted h a Ihh win was no
shk 'I lie wlillo iiimii - w- ith was :m
" h it name ou slug ojt mi.i time
"tlltti fella my brother belong nip."
wis the answer. "Him fella die too
mm h "
"You slug out. him fella brother be
long you die too much, the white mail
went on In threatening tones. "I cross
too much along )oti What naino joii
slug out. eliY You fathead make uu,'
brother belong you die cloo up tos
much Yon fella Mulsh sing out, sav
leeV You relln no tlnlsli sing out I
umke llttlsh quick."
lie tltreateueil the waller with his
list, mid the black coweted down, glar
utg at him with sullen c.ics
"Slug out no gooit little bit," the
nhlle tniin went on. more gently
"it no slug out. You chase titti fella
il) Too much Htrong fella llv. Voe
nlch water, walns- brother belong
uui. washee plenty loo much. Iilme bye
brother belong )oit nil right.
".lump!' he shoiitisl lletcely nt the
end his will pcm-tnillng Hie low In
telligetice of the tiluck with d.uiamlc
rotce Hint made him Jlllup lo the task
if brushing the loathsome swarms of
Again he rode out Into Hie reeking
heat. lie chili bed the black's neck
tightly nml dtew n long tn i-itlt : Inn
'be dead air heetued In shrlMi his
lungs, nnd he drnppul his bend nnd
doped till Hie house wns reached
i:ory elTorl uf will wns toriuie, yet
he was called upon cotilluually to
make efforts of will, lie gave the
lil.ul; be Iinil ridden a ttlp or trade gin
Vlabttrl, the house boy. brought him
corrosive sublimate nnd witter, nnd
he took a thorough antiseptic wnsh
He dosed himself with ihlorod)ne.
took his own pulse, sntokisl a liter
motneter, mid lay hack on the com h
with n suppressed groan It was mid
afternoon, mid ho had completed his
third round Hint day. He called the
"Tnkc tun big fella look nlong
Jessie. " he cninmaiidisl.
The boy cairled the long telescope
out on the eniudii mid searched the
"One fella schooner long way little
bit." he announced. "One fella Jessie."
The white man gave u little gasp of
"You innko nui Jessie, flvo sticks
tolmooo along you." he said.
There was silence for u time, during
which ho wait oil with eager linpn
tloucv. "Maybe Jessie, maybe other relln
schooner." came the faltering admis
sion. The man wormed tn the edge of the
com Ii nnd slipped oh to tho tloor on
his knees. Ily means of n chair he
drew himself to his root Still clinging
lo the chair, supporting most of Ills
weight on It. he shoved It to tho door
anil out upon the veranda. Tho HWeot
from the exertion streamed down his
face nnd showed through tho under
shirt across tils shoulders. Ho man
aged to get Into tho chair, where ho
punted lu it Male of collapse. In u few
minutes he roused liluineir. The boy
held Hie end of the telescope against
one of the veranda scantlings, while
the man g.tred through It at tho sea
t Inst he picked up the white sails of
the schooner and studied them.
".No Jessie," he said ery quietly.
'That's the Malaknla."
He changed Ids seat for n steamer
reclining chair Threo hundred feet
away the sea broke lu a small surf
upon the beach To the left he could
see lite wlillo line uf breakeis that
marked the bar or the Ilalestiua river
unit, beyond, the rugged outline of
Suo Island Directly before him.
across the twelve mile channel. Iny
I'lorldn island, nml, farther lo the
right, dim In Hie distance, he could
make out portions or Mitlaltn. tho sav.
age Island, the abode or murder und
robbery, nnd man eating, the place
from which his own two hundred plnn
ration hands had been recruited, lie
tween lit in nnd the iieach was the cane
grass fence of thu compound. Tho
gate wns ajar, and he sent the house
boy lo close It. Within tho fence grew
n number of lofty coconnut palms. On
either side the path that led to the
gate stood two mil llngsttilTs. like
ships' masts, with tnpmnsts spliced on
lu true nautical fashion, with shrouds,
ratlines, guffs nnd Hag halyards.
Prom the gair of one two guy Hags
hung limply, ono n checker hoard of
blue and white Fqunres. the other a
wlillo pennant centred with n red disk.
It wns thu International code signal
Thu man ordered tho groat boll to bo
rung ns n signal for the plantation
hands to censo work nnd go to their
barracks Then he mounted bis man
horse and inndo tho lust round of tho
lu tho hospital were two new cases
I'o these ho gnvo castor oil. lie con
gratulated himself. It had been an
easy day. Only three hail died He
Inspected tho copra drying thnt had
been going on, nml wont through the
barracks to seo If tboro were any sick
lying hidden nnd defying his rule of
segregation. Itelurned to tho house,
ho received the reports of the boss
boys and gavo Instructions for next
day's work Tho boats' crew boss also
ho had In. lo give assurance, ns wns
tho custom nightly, that tho whale
boats were hauhsl up ami padlocked
lids was a most ms-essary precaution,
for the blacks were In it funk, mid n
whale boat left lying on the beach in
tho evening meant a loss or twenty
blacks by morning Since the blacks
were worth ('til n piece or less, ncconl
lug to how much or their lime had
boon worked out. Ilerunde plantation
could III n Hon I the loss llesldes,
whnle boats were not ch.-ap In the
Solomons, and, also, the den I lis were
delly miming Hie working enpllnl.
Seven blacks had tied Into the bush
Hie week beforo. and four bad drugged
themselves buck, helpless from Tutor,
with the report Hint two inoro had
been killed nml knl knl'd (eateni by
the liospltnblo hiisbmcn. The seventh
tun wns still at largo nnd was said
to bo working nlong tho const on the
lookout to steal n canoe nnd got away
to his own Island.
Vlnbtirl brought two lighted lanterns
to tho white man tor Inspection. Ilo
glanced nt them and saw thnt they
wero burning brightly with clear,
brond Unities, nnd nodded his head
One wns hoisted up to the galT of the
tlugstnIT, nnd the other wns placed un
the wide veraudn. I'hey were Hie
leading lights to tho Ilerunde anchor
igo. ami every night In Hie year they
were so Inspected nml bung out.
He rolled back on his couch with n
Igh of roller The dnj's work was
done. A rifle Iny on the couch beside
hltn. Ills revolver wus within reach
of his band. An hour passed, during
which ho did not move He Iny 111 n
stnto or half slumber, half coma. Ho
became suddenly nlert A creak on
the back veraudn wns the cnue The
room wns I, shaped: the corner In
which stood tils couch was dim. but
the hanging lamp In the mnlii part of
the room, over Hie hllllnrd table nnd
Just around the corner so that It did
not shine on hltn. was burning bright
ly. Likewise the vernndas were well
lighted, lie walled without move
ment. The creaks were repealed, nnd
he knew several men lurked outside.
"What name?" he cried sharply.
The house, raised n domt feet above
the ground, shook on lis pile foundn
tlons to tho rush of retreating foot-stt-ps.
"They'ro getting bold." he muttered.
"Something will Itnvo to be done."
Tho full moon rose over Malnlta and
shone down on Ilerunde. Nothing
stirred In the windless nlr. Prom tho
hospital still proceeded the inonnliig
or the sick. In the grass thatched
barracks nearly two hundred woolly
headed man enters slept off the weari
ness of tho dny's toll, though several
lifted tholr heads to listen to the curses
of ono who cursed Hie white, man
who never slept. On the four veran
das of the house the lanterns burned
Inside, between rifle nnd revolver, tho
man himself moaned nnd tossed In
Intervals or troubled sleep.
SOMKTIIISO IS DONE.
IN tho morning David Sheldon de
cided that he wns worse. That
ho wns uppreclably weaker there
was no doubt, nnd there wero
other symptoms that wore unfavorable.
He began his rounds looking for
trouble. He wanted trouble. In full
health the strained situation would
have been serious enough: but ns It
was. himself growing helpless, some
thing had to be done. Tho blacks
wete gulling mote sullen nnd delimit,
and the iippciirmice or the men the
previous night on his vcnindn-one of
the gi-.tvost of ofleuces on Ilerunde
was ominous Sooner or Inter they
would get him. If he did not get them
llrsi, ir he did not once uguln hear on
Ihelr dark souls the llaiulng mastery
of Hie white man
lie relliriied to Hie house disappoint
isl .No opportunity had presented It
self or making an example or Insolence
or Itisiiboidluntlon-Hiich us lind oc
cuired on every other dny since the
sickness smote Ilerunde The fnot that
none had offended was lu Itself sus
picious They were growing crafty
It wns one man against two hundred,
and ho wits horribly ufrnld of bis
sickness overpowering him nnd leav
ing him nt their mercy. lie snw vi
sions of the Mucks taking charge of
the plantation, looting the store, burn
ing the buildings and escaping to Mn
Inltn. Also one grevvsomo vision ho
caught of Ids own head, sun dried and
smoke cured, ornamenting tho canoe
house of n cannibal village. I'lthor
the Jessie would have to arrive or
ho would Itnvo to do something.
The bell bad hardly rung, sending
tho laborers Into tho fields, when Shel
don had a visitor. Forty men. armed
with spears, bows nnd arrows and
war clubs, gntlieied outside the gato
of the compound, but only one enter
ed. They know I ho Invv or llerande,
ns every nntlve knew tho law nr every
white man's compound In all the thou
sand miles of the far Hung Solomons.
The one man who en mo up the path
Sheldon recognized ns Soolco, the chief
of llalesuun village. The snvage did
not mount the steps, but stood be
neath nnd talked to tho white lord
Seeleo was uioro Intelligent thnn the
average of his kind, but his lutein
genie only emphasized the lovvuess of
Hint kind Ills eyes, close together und
Binall. iidvcitixcd cruelty nnd crafti
ness. A gee string mid a cnrtrldgp
belt were nil the clothes bo wore.
As ho talked, or listened, bo made
grimaces like n monkey lie said yes
by iltopplug his eyelids nnd thrusting
his chin forward Ho spoko with
childish nrrogunce strangely ut vari
ant o with the subservient position he
occupied beneath the veranda. He.
with his ninny followers, was lord nnd
master of llalesuun vlllngo. Hut the
white mnn. without followers, wus
lord und master of Ileriindo ay, nnd
on occasion, single handed, had made
hlmsclr lord nnd master of llnlesunn
vlllngo ns well. Seclee did not like to
remember Hint episode. It bad oc
curred lit the course of learning the
nnlitie or white men nnd of learning
tn abomlunte them. He lind once boon
guilty of sheltering thieo runaways
IJnfortunnlely, he was Ignorant of
the wa.vs of while men T'.ns particu
lar while mnn isliicnled him by nrrlv
lug til bis grass house In the gray of
dawn In the llrst moment he had felt
amtisisl He was ho perfectly safe In
I lie midst ot bis village. Hut the uext
moment, nml before he could cry out,
ii pair of liandciHTs on the white man's
kniiiklcs had landed on his mouth,
knocking the cry ot iilarm but k down
his thioat. Also, the white man's otbei
list had ,-iniit him under the ear und
left him without further Interest In
what was happening. When he came
to ho found himself in the white man's
wluilehoat on the way to llerande.
When his tribe bad relumed the three
runaways, be wus given his freedom.
And llmtlly, tho terrible whlto man
had lined liliu. nnd llalesuun village
ten thousand coconnuts. After thnt be
had sheltered no more runaway Mn
lalta men. Instead, be bud gone Into
the business of catching them. It was
infer, Uesldes, ho was paid ouo case
uf tobacco per bond. Hut If he ever
got a chance nt'that while man. If be
ever caught him sick or stood nt his
back when he stumbled nnd roll on u
bush trail well, there would bo a head
that would fetch a price lu Mala
Sheldon was pleased wllli what See
lee told him. The seventh man of the
last batch of runaways had been
caught und wns even then nt the gate
Ho was brought lu. heavy fcntiiied
und defiant, his arms bound with co
con nut sennit, tho dry blood still on
his body from the struggle wllli his
"Mo savvce you good fella. Seeleo."
Sheldon said, ns I he chief gulped down
a quarter tumbler or raw trade gin.
Telia boy belong me you catch short
time little lilt. This fella boy strong
fella too much. I give you fella one
caso tobacco my word, ouu enso to
bacco. Then, you good fella along
me. 1 give you three fathom calico
ono fella knlre big fella too much."
Tho tobacco and trnde goods were
brought from Hie store room by two
house hoys und turned over to the
elder of llalesuua village, who accept
ed the nddltlunul reward with u lion
committal grunt nnd went away down
the path to his canoes. Under She!
don's directions, the bouse bo)s hand
cillTcd the prisoner, by hands and feet
nroiind one of Hie pile supiorts of the
house. At eleven o'clock, when the
In holers came lu from the Held. Slid
don hud them assembled In the com
IMiund before the veranda livery able
mnn wus there. Including those who
wore helping about the hospital. P.ven
the women und tho several plcknnln
nles or Hie plantation were lined up
with tho rest, two ilcop-u horde of
naked savages a trifle under two him
died strong Some vvote penknives
clasped on their kinky locks ror
"safety. On the chest or one u china
doorknob wns suspended, on the chest
of n not her the brass wheel or uu nl a no
Puclug them, clinging to the rulllug
ot tho veranda for support, stood the
sick whlto man. Any one of them
could have knocked htm over with
tho blow or a little linger. Despite his
firearms, the gaug could have lushed
111 tn mid delivered thnt blow, when Ids
head und the plantation would have
been thehs Hatred and murder und
lust for revenge they possessed to
ovorlliivvlug. Hut one thing they
lucked, the thing Hint ho possessed
tho flume of mastery that would nut
quench. Hint burned fiercely as ever
In the dl-ease wauled body.
"Xiirudu: Hilly!" Sheldon called
Two men slunk unwillingly forward
Sheldon gave the keys or the hand
culls n ii house boy, who went under
thu house mid loosed the prisoner.
"You lella Naniila. vou fella Hilly,
vl.e inn lids relln boy along tree and
make last, hands high up." was Sliel
luu n command
While tills wus being done one of
he house bo;s relebed it heavy lull
lied hc'iv) lashed whip Sheldon be
tan u xpec. It
"This lella Aiuug.i, me truss nlong
ilui too much I no steal litis fella
Vrutiga I no gammon I s.iy, -All
Ight, ,voii eoiiie along me llerande.
-votk llitee lella ,vetr He suy, 'All
Ight. me ionic nlong ,oii wotk llitee
ella vear llecoiue He enteh plent)
,-oi ii I lella kni kill llooili plenty good
'ella mono) What name he run
iuiij V Me too much ctoss along him
I knock whit name oiitn him fela. I
n.v Seelee. big lella master along
ll.ilesiiua one case lobacio catch that
ell.t Aiiiiiga aii iigin Artiuga pay
lull fell t case liiliai Six pounds
hat lella Aitiiigu pay Alio same one
vent- mine that relln Aliinga work
lleiiimle All light .Sow tie call II ten
fella whip ihtee limes 'ion relln Hilly
rati h whip, give that fella Aritngti ten
fell.i Ihtee limes All fella boys look
see. all fella Mar.vs twomeni look sec:
liltne live. I hey like run away they
think strong fella too much, no run
away Hilly, strong fella too much
leu fella thieo times."
The house boy extended the whip
to Ii I tn. but Hilly did not take It. She),
don waited quietly. The eyes of nil
the cannibals wore fixed upon him In
doubt nnd fear and engerness. It
wns tho moment of test, whereby the
lone whlto man wus to live or bo lost.
"Ten fella three times. Hilly." Shel
don snld encouragingly, though there
wns n certain metallic rasp In bis
Hilly scowled, looked up and looked
down, but did not move.
Sheldon's voice exploded like n pistol
shot. The snvnge start led physically.
Grins oversptend the grotesque feat
ures of the audience, nnd theru wns n
sound of littering
"S'pose jnu like too much Insh thnt
fella Artinga. vou take him fella Tub
ugl." Hill) said "One fella govern
ment ngettl make plenlv .nsh That
utn fella law Me sivvee urn fella
'it w '
It wi He- l-w niiil "iehliin knew
t ll.it he i live Ihls dav
' nnd the next day nnd not to die wait-
, lug for tho law to operate tho next
' week or the week nfler.
"To much talk along you!" ho cried
angrily. "What name, eh? What
".Mo savvee law," tho snvago repeat-
l rd stubbornly.
Another man stepped forward In nl-
, most n sprightly wuy nnd glanced In
solently up. Sheldon wns selecting the
worst characters for thu lesson.
"You follu Asioa. you felhi Nnrndn.
; tie up Hint fellu Hilly nloiigsldo other
follu sniue fella way.
"Strong fella lie." he cautioned them
"You fella Aston take Unit follu whip.
Plenty strong big fella too much tun
follu three limes. SuvveeV"
"So." Astoa grunted.
Sheldon picked up the rifle thnt had
loaned against the rail, und cocked It,
"I know you. Aston," he said iiiiinly
"You work nlong Queensland six
"Me fella missionary." the black In
terrupted Willi deliberate Insolent e.
"Utieenslaud you stop jail one felln
your White follu muster fool no linttg
you You too much bad fella. Queens
land you stop Jail six months two fella
lime. Two fella tlmo you steal. All
right, you missionary. You hiivvco ouu
"Yes, me snvveo prayer." wns tho
"All right, then jou prny now, short
time little bit. You sny one fella
prayer quick, then me kill you."
Sheldon hold .the rllle on him nnd
walled. The black glanced n roil nil at
RUCr.IXIN HFLI) TUB IIIFLB ON 111)1 AMI
Ids fellows, but none moved to aid
him. They wero Intent upon the
coming spectacle, staring fascinated at
the while man with death In bis hands
who stood nloiie on tho great veranda.
"Astoa." Sheldon said, sebitig the
psychological liniment. "1 count throe
fella tlmo Then 1 shoot you folia
dead, good by. all llnlsli you."
And Sheldon knew that when ho had
counted three bo would drop him lu
Ills tracks. Tho black knew It, too.
That was why Sheldon did not have
to do It. for when he had counted one.
Aston reached nut his hand and took
the whip. And right well Astoa laid
on the whip, angered nt his fellows
for not supporting him. nml venting
his nnger with every stroke. Prom
the veranda. Sheldon egged him on in
strike with strength, till the two triced
savages xercumed und howled while
the blood oozed down their hacks.
Tho lesson was being well written In
When the last of tho gang. Including
tho two bowling culprits, had passed
out through the compound guto. Shel
don sank down half fainting on Ids
"You'ro n sick man," he groaned.
"A sick man."
"Hut you can sleep nt enso tonight,"
he added, half nn hour later.
(Continued Next Saturday)
HIS FIRST AND LAST
APPEARANCE IN RING
They loll a story of an aniaietir pu
gilist In u small town lu Ohio who in
cepted tho Invitation of a visiting pro
fessional to meet nil comers,
Tho local prodigy ununited tho
singe, climbed thiough thu topes und
gavo his uamo to llto uuuniincur Ah
tho iiiinoiincer was lutriiiliiclni; him
tho amateur lugged nt his sleeve und
vvhispcied something In bin car.
"Kid IlllnkH deslicH mo In stale,"
snld tho nuuiiimcer, "that this Is his
llrst appearance In any ling."
Ho stopped back nml tho two men
fcquiiieil off. Tho ptofesslonal ducked
a wild swing, led wllli his right anil
knocked tho amateur down wllli such
lolenco that ho falily spilleied when
he hit tho llnnr.
Tho master of ceremonies Blood
over tho fallen one, counting hltn out
At eight tho diued jnulli gut up on Ills
knees. At nine ho spoke In a husay
whlsner (o tho niinnuncoiv
Tho uuniiunccr lalsed his hum! In'
"Kid Ullnks nlsti desltcs mo to'
Blnte," ho Buhl, "tlipt this Is Ids Inst J
iippentauce In any Hug."
r.ililik J .Mi-Nulty, nn nhltlimi oira
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