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EVENING 'BULLETIN, HONOLULU, T. H, SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1912.
I THE WAY
By Emerson Hough
Copjrlcht. IUU7. by the nulla; PublUhlni
IAWOKR. I knew not bow much
Inter. Into u world xvhleh nt tlr-t
lut 1 1 n certain warm comfort and
Imiguld luxury about It. Thru 1
felt n Hlmip tueiiehhu; mid n great
p.llll Ii my nevl;, to which It seemed
my il.snirtH liend hud. ufter all, re
turned. 1 looked Into the rnec of An
berry. He stood fiownlnc. holding In
hit hnnd n feathered iinow shaft of
willow, grooved iihiiig IN Hldei to let
the blood run flee, sinew wrapped to
hold Ijs fentheri tlsht n typical arrow
of tjie hiilTulo tribes Hut. nt I Joined
A u berry' pire. I saw the arrow win
heiidii-KH. Dully I nrBttotl that, there
,fore. IhU head must be somen hero 111
Illicit Meriwether Hat on the Band."
ceiitly stroking my forehead
"They Mae cone." said she. "Wo
xvhlppod them." Her band again light
ly pressed uiy forehead.
I heard miiiiFoiic else say, behind
lue. "Hut no have nothing In the
world mil hhi opium"
"True." . another voice, whleh I
reroEtilKed as that of Urine, "but thnt'H
bis one clinnee."
"Wbnt do joo know about surgery?"
asked the llrst oIe. which I knew
now vvn llell.iiap'n.
"Mine than most doctors." wns the
nniwur. 'with a laiih Their voices
prew less distinguishable, but pro'tit
ly I benid Orine say. "Yes, I'm Kiline
to do It. If the mull sll h sol' Then he
cume nml stooped down beside me
"Mr Cowles." said be. "you're rather
lindly iilT. '1,'hnt nrrow head oiiRht to
come nut. but the ilk of culnj; nfter It
Is very uri'ut: I inn willing lo do what
you sty. If on deeldo that you
would lll.e me to operate for It. I will
do so It's niily right for tne to tell
)il Mint It lies very close to the caro
tid artery nml that It will be nil extra
ordinarily nice operation to get it out
wlllmiit well, j on know"
I looked up Into that slrnnze fare
Ilia face of my enemy. I knew It was
the face of u murderer, a man who
would have no compunction nt taklni;
a human life. My mind then was
clningely clear. I saw Ills glance nt
the girl. I saw, ns cleat ly as though
be had told me. Hint this man was
ns deeply In love with nileu Meri
wether ns I myself; that ho would win
her If be could; that his chaiue was
ns good its mine, even If we were
both lit our best. I knew there was
nothing at which he would he-dlalo.
unless Kiune Htriilise freak In his un
til re might Inttucute him. Itemor.se.
merej, pity. I knew did not exlt for
him Hut with u ll-isli It came to my
luhiil that IhU was nil the better. If
he must now nerve ns my surgeon.
lli looked tilo my eye. and I re
turned his kujio. scorning to iisk him
not to tube advantage of inc. now Mint
I wns fallen. Ills own eye ch.inged
It asked of me. ns though he spoko:
"Are you, then, gnuio to tho core'
Wiul I I ndtnlre yon nhil glvo ,vou an
other chance, or shall 1 kill you nowV"
I say that 1 saw, felt, read nil tula In
his mind. I looked up into Ills face
"You cannot kill me I am not co
ins In die. Mn on Soon, then"
A sort of sigh broke from his lips,
as though he felt content. I do not
"ItTtnTi It wns been use he found Ills foe
n worthy one. I do not think he ou
tbid cd me either ns his foe or hit
friend or lib patient He was simply
about to do something which would
tent tils own nerve, his own resources,
something which. If successful, woulil
all iw hlui to approve his own belief
In himself. I snld to myself that I
would pny Mm If ho brought me
through pay htm In snmo way.
1 heard (hem on the sand ilgnln, nnd
I saw hlui coma ngnlu mid bend over
me. All tho Instruments tbey could
find Inld been ri rnzor nnd a keen pen
knife; and nil tbey could scctue to
Munch the blood was Borne wnler,
nearly boiling. J'or forceps Orme bad
n pair of bullet molds, nnd these he
cleansed US' best he could by dipping
them liito tho hot water
Cowles," he said, In n matter of fact
voice, "I'm going nfter It Hut now I
tell you one thing frankly, It's life or
death! and If jou movu your bend It
may luctfii death nt once. Thnt Iron's
I) lug against tho big cmotld artery. If
It hasn't brxJkcn tho artery wall there's
u ghost of a chaucu wu can get It out
safely, In which case you would prob
nbly pull thrpugh. I've cot to open tho
neck mid reach In, I'll do It us fast ns
I can. Now, I'm not going to think of
jou, nnd, gndl-lf you can help It
pleasu don't think of me."
i:ilen McrVwuther mill held my bend
In her hip.
"Alii you gn.uio-cnn jou do this,
JIM McilwethcrV" I beard Dime ask.
I felt her-hiiiiiU press my bend more
tlglilly, 1 turned my face down' and
kissed her band, "1 will not move,'' 1
I miw Orni-H slender, naked wrlt
pnm in my fiu-u ami gently turn mo
lulu tlio pietltlnn doited, Willi my fnee
(low n nml a little at one idde, reMlns
In her lni aluvvo her kuee. llcr klrt
i wus nlreail) ct with the blood of the
i , i .. ... , i... i .......
wolllltl, nml IHTU 111.1 Ul.lll III II Mill,
Jump with blood. Helknnp took my I
bunds nml pulled them abmc my bend,
squatting bejonil me. Unknown to the
fclrl. I kinseil the liem or her garment,
and then 1 said n whorl appeal to the
I felt (lie entrance of the knife or
ra.or blade, felt keenly the pain when
tho edge lifted mid stn tilled the skin
I tight liefole the tough hide or my tu-ife
pm ted smoothly In a long Hue Th'-n
( 1 felt something mum settle under my
cheek as I lay. and I felt a low ulilwr,
whether of my body or flint of the girl
wlio held me I on Id not tell, but her
bands weie sternly. I felt obntit me
i mi lntltille kindness m.d carefulness
) mid pitying h. Mien I learned that
life, after all. Is tint wholly war-that
there Is such n tiling- as fellow suffer
lug and lining kindness anil a wish to
Old others to survive In I Ills hard tight
'of lllng I knew Hint er well. Hut
I I did not galp It from the tenth of my
1 surgeon's hands.
'i he liniiKsllate pain of this long cut
ting which laid open 111 licik for some
Inihes thiuugh the side muscles was
less after the point of the bl.ule went
thiough and ieaed to push forward
Itcepcr down I did not feel so much
uutll tlnilly a gentle scan hlng move-
incut iirniltu fit u Jar strangely large,
something that grand and nenily sent
nil the world black again I knew then
that the knife was on the base of the
niron hcrnl: then I loulil feel It inoxe
softly and gently nloug the side of the
arrow head I could almost ste It creep
nlong In this dclt. mle part of the work.
I Then all nt om e I felt one baud re
limed from my neck. Orme. half rls-
lug ft out his stooping postiuc. hut with
the lingers of his left hand still ut the
I Pelt thi Entrance of the Knifa or
wound, said: "Helknnp, let go one of
his hands .lust put your hand on this
i knife bl.ule and feel that artery throb
' Isn't It curious'"
I I beard some muttered answer, but
j the gnisp at my wrists did not relax
"Oh. It's ull right now," i-uluily went
' on Orme. again stooping "I thought
jou might lie Interested"
I telt again a shiver run through the
limits of the girl I felt Urine's lingers
spreading widely the sides of the
wound along the neck mid the boring
of the big headed bullet molds ns they
went down after n grip, their Impact
softened by the linger extended nloug
the blade kulfu. The throbbing artery,
whoe locution this man kticvv so well.
mis piutctlcd. (lently feeling down,
thu tips of the mold got their grip at
lust, and an Instant Inter I felt release
I from a certain stiff piessure which I
I had experienced In my neck Hellef
ciilue, then a dizziness ami iiiuih p.ilu.
I A hand patted me twice on tlio back
, of the nctk
j "All right my innn." said Orme. "All
I over and Jolly well done. too. If I do
say It mjself."
Helknnp put Ills arm about me nnd
helped mo to sit up. I snvv Orme bold -
Ing out the stnltieil arrow head, long
and thin, in his fingers.
"Would ron llk V tu snld.
"Yes." sain I, grinning. And I eon.
fess I hare It now somewhere ab'ji
A vust dizziness nnd a throbbing of
tho head remained nfter they wero
quite done with tne, but something; of
this left me when finally 1 sat lean
ing back against the wagon body ami
looked about mc. There wero straight,
motionless figures lying under the
blankets In the shade, nnd tinder other
blankets were men who writhed und
Again Kllcn Meriwether camo nnd
sat by tne Her'costutno might linve
been taken from n collector's chest
rather than n woman's wardrobe. All
nt oneo wo seemed, nU of us, to be
blending with these tsurioundiugs, be
coming savngo ns these other savnges.
It might nlmost Imve been a savage
woman who cntno to mo. Her skirt
was short, ninth) of xv'hlte tanned nnte
lopo leather Abovo It fell tho ragged
edges of n natlvo tunic or shirt of j el
low buck, ornamented with elk teeth,
embroidered In stained quills. Ilei
lmfr, now becoming yullower and inoto
sunburned ut thu ends, was plied tin
dcr her felt hat, nml the uiodlsbuesi
of long cjllnihlcnl curls was quite for
got The brown of her cheeks, ill
ready sllontij sunburned, ihovvcd In
Mrnuge mnfrint to the tiiiowj' white
of licr nwk, now expoiod by tlie low
tircl; aperture of tlio I nil Inn tunic.
'Yon stnml nil this nobly," 1 com
I "Ah. you men I love you, you men!"
She said It suddenly nml xvlth perfect
sincerity. "I love you nll-you are so
strong, so full of the desire to Hie, to
win. It Is wonderful, wonderful I Just
look nt those poor boys there some of
them nrc dying, nlmost, but they don't
whimper. It Is wonderful."
"It Is the plains," I said "They
h:ie simply learned bow little n thing
"Yet It Is sweet," she said.
"You were four different women," I
mused, "nnd now you nro nuother,
At this sho frowned n bit nnd rose
"You are not to talk," she said, "nor
think (hat you ore welt. 1 must see
1 lay back ngalust the wagon bed.
wondering In which garb she li.nl been
most beautiful the llltny ball dress
mid the mocking mask, the gray gown
nnd veil of thu day after, tlio thin
drapery of her hasty (light III the night,
her half conventional costume of the
day before or this, the gnrh of some
pilmcMil woman I knew I could nev
er forget her again The thought gave
"" l"". nnu perunp mis siinwri
, '' fare, tor my eyes folium il her so
that presently she turned and came
back to me
"Does the wound hurt you?" she
nsked. "Are you In palnV"
I "Yes, i;iien Mcriwetner," I sain. "I
nm III pain. I am In very great pain."
j "Oh." she cried. "I nm sorry. What
can we do? Hut perhaps It will not be
'to bad after awhile It will be over
I "No. i:ilen Meriwether." I snld. "It
1 will not be aver noon. It will not go
1 away at all."
ugrcun wrmu, itiauic
WY. lay In ourt hot ca
sandy viillej for
and burled two n:
men, who finally
Gordon Orme, Magician.
hot camp on the
more of our
i to their wounds. (Iloom sat on (is all.
j for fever now raged among our wound
ed The sun blistered us, the night
fio7c us. Still not ii sign of any white
I topped wagon fioin the cist nor tiny
jdust cloud of trisipers fioin the west
served lo bleat; thu monotony of the
shimmering waste that lay about us
I on every baud Wo were growing
1 gaunt now mid haggard, but still we
lay waiting for our men to grow strong
i enough to travel or to lose all strength
and so bo laid nvvny.
"Injuns Is strnngu critters. A few
of us has married among Injuns mid
lived among them, mid we have seen
things you wouldn't believe If I told
you" Thus spake Auberry.
' "Tell some of t hem," said Orme. "I,
for one, might believe them."
i "Well, now," said the plainsman. "I
will tell jou some things I liave seen
j their medicine men do. and je can be
lleiu me or not. tho way ye feel about
I "1 have teen 'cm botd n powwow
for two or three dnjs nt u time, some
of 'em settln' 'round dre.iniln', us they
call It, all of 'em stnrvlu', whole camp
howlln', everybody entln' medicine
herbs. Then nfter while they all come
mid set down Just like It was right out
here In the open. Somebody pulls n
naked Injun boy right out In the mid
die of them. Old Mr. Medicine Man.
ho stands up in the plain dnj light,
and he drnws his bow nnd shoots a
nrrer plum through thnt boy Hoy
squirms a benp and Mr. Medicine Man
socks another nrrer through him, cool
ns you please 1 have seen thnt done
Then the medicine man steps up. cms
olT the boy's head with bis knife
holds It up plain so everybody can see
It. Thnt looked pretty hard lo me
first time I ever seen It. Hut now the
otd medicine man tnkes a blanket and
throws It over tills dead boy, lie lifts
up a corner of the blanket, chucks the
boy's head under It nnd pulls down
edges of the blanket nnd puts
rocks on them Then he begins to
slug, and the whole bunch gets up nml
ilinces 'round the blanket. Afler
awhile, say ii few minutes, mislleliie
man pulls off the blanket and th.ir
gets up the boy, good as new, his head
crowed on good am! tight ns ever mid
not a sign or mi nrrer on t.im 'cept
the scars where the wounds has plumb
Helknnp laughed long nnd hard nt
1 this old trapper's ynrn. nnd, weak ns I
was myself, I was disposed to Join
him. Orme was the only one who did
f.it ridicule the story. Auberry him
self wns ilJsgusted at (he merriment.
"I ktiuwvd jou wouldn't believe It," he
said, "There is no use tellln' a passel
of tenderfeet anything they hain't seed
for thclrselves. Hut I could tell you
a henp more things. Why. 1 have
seen their buffalo cullers cnll a thou
sand buffnlo right In from the plains
nnd over the edgo of a cut bank where
they'd pitch down nnd bust thelrselves
to pieces. I enn show you bones of a
hundred such places. Huffnlo don's
do that xvhen they nro nlono thay
have got to be called, I tell you.
"Injuns can talk wjth other animals
they can call them others too. I
hnvo seed nu old medicine man right
out on tho plnln ground In the middle
of tho village go to dancln', nnd 1 have
seed him cnll threo full sized beavers
right up out'n tho ground-seed them
with my own eyes. I tell you! Yes,
mid I have seed them threo old heav
ers standln's tight thero turn Into full
glowed old men, gray hnlred. I hnvo
seed 'em sit down nt u II lo and smoke,
ton, and dually get up when they got
thiough nnd clean out Jiut disappear
back Into thu ground. Now, how you
all explain them there things I don't
pretend to say, but them can't no man
call me n liar, fur 1 seed 'em mid seed
Ttelfcnnp nnd the others only smiled,
but Orme turned soberly townrd Au
berry. "I don't cnll you n liar, my
man," snld he. "On the contrary, what
you sny Is x-ery Interesting. I quite
believe It, although I never knew he
fore that your nntlves In this country
I were possessed of these powers."
I "It nln't'nll of 'em enn do It." said
' Auberry, "only it few men of n few
tribes can do them things, but them
Mint enn shore enn, nml that's all I
know nhont It."
I "Quito so," said Orme. "Now, ns It
chances, 1 hnvo traveled n bit In my
time In the old countries of the cast.
I Imve seen some wonderful things
I "1 have rend nboiit the Hast Indian
Jugglers," said Helknnp, Interested.
I "Tell mc, have you seen those feats?
And arc they feats or simply lies?"
i "They are nctunl occurrences," said
1 Ormo. "I hnvo seen them xvlth my
' own eyes. Just ns Auberry has seen the
things he describes, and It Is no more
right to accuse tho ono than the other
i of us of untruthfulness.
I 'Tor Instance, I have seen nn Indian
I Juggler Hike n plnln bowl, such ns they
use for rice, nnd hold It out In his hnnd
In the open sunlight, nnd then 1 have
seen n little bamboo tree start In It
nnd grow two feet high, right In the
! middle of the bowl, within thu space
j of n minute or so.
"You'll talk nboiit the old story of
Mack and the Heanstnlk' I have seen
i nn old fakir take u bamboo stick no
' thicker than his finger mid thrust It
1 down In the gioiiud and start and
j climb up. ns If It xveru n tree, and keep
on climbing till he wns out of sight.
nnd then there would come falling
down out of the sky legs nnd anus,
bis heitd. pieces of his body. When
theso struck the ground they would
renssemhle mid make the man nil over
ngnlu -Just like Auberry's dead boy.
j on know.
"These tricks are so common In Asia
that they do not cxclle any wonder.
Ah to tribal telegraph, they have got It
tbeie. Time mid again when our forces
were mmchliig ngalust the hill tribes
of northwestern India xve found they
knew all of our plans n hundred miles
iibeail of us -bow, none of us could tell
only the fact was there, plain and
"They never do tell." broke In An
berry. "Von couldn't get n ted to ex
plain nny of this to you not even n
squnw jou linve lived with for jenrs.
They ceitnlnly do stnnd pat for keeps."
"Yet once til nwblle." smiled Orme
In Ills easy xvny, "a xvlille man does
pick up some of these tricks. 1 be
llevo 1 could do n At of them myself
If I liked In fact," have sometimes
learned same of the simpler ones for
my own ntnitsemcnt."
fioiicrnl exclamations of surprise nnd
doubt greet eil ill til from our little cir
cle, and-this seemed to nettle hlui
viinevvhat "Jly Jove." he went on.
"If you doubt It I don't mind trying a
baud at It right now I'eihaps I have
forgotten something of my old skill,
but we'll see Come, then"
All nrnc now mid gathered nbout
tt I in on Hie ground there In the full
sunlight lie evinced no uneasiness
or surprise, and lie employed no mec'b
iiulsui or deception which we could
"My good man." said he to Auberry.
"let me take jour knife." Auberry
loused the long hunting knlfu ut his
belt and handed It to him Taking it,
Orme seated himself cross leggcsl on n
while blanket, which he spread out on
the sandy soil
All nt mice Orme lonkcsl up xvlth nn
expression of sill prise on bis fnco
"This wns not the knife I wanted," he
said "I asked for u plain American
bunting knife, not this one. Sec, you
have given me a Malay krlsl I have
not the slightest Idea where j-ou got
We nil looked Intently nt him.
There, held up in his hnnd. was full
proof of what he had said n long
blade of wavy steel, with n little
crooked, carved handle. From what
I bad lend I saw this to bo a krls, a
wavy hlndcd knife of the Malays. It
did not sliluu or gleam In the sun, hut
threw back a dull rcllcctlon from Its
gray sleel ns though lend and sliver
mingled In Its make. The blade vvus
nbout thirty Inches long, wlicieas that
of Auberry's knife could not have ex
ceeded eight Indies nt the most
"We did not know you bad thnt
thing around you," exclaimed lielkunp
"Thnt Is only sleight of hnnd."
"Is It, Indeed?" said Orme, smiling
"I tell you I did not hnvo It with me
After all, you see It Is the samu knife."
We nil gaped curbwsly nml there,
ns I nm n living mnn. wo snxv that
vvtivy I; i Is. extended In his hnnd, turn
back Into the form of the pkiliisuinii's
bunting knife! A gasp of wonder and
hulf terror came from tho circle. Some
of the men dicw back, 1 henrd an
Irish prlvntc swear mid saw him cross
himself. I do not explalu these things.
1 only say I saw them.
"I was mistaken." said Orme polite
ly. "In offering so slmplo a test as
this, but now, If you still think I hud
thu kits In my clothing, huvv that
could be, 1 don't know, I'm sure, nml
If ou still wish to cnll my little per
forma nee sleight of hnnd, then I'll do
lomethlug to prove what I have said
and make It quite plain that all tuj
friend here has said Is true nnd more
Mum true. Watch now mid you will
see blood drip from Urn point of Mils
Ulade uvery drop of hlooil It ever
drew of man or animal. Look uuw-xx-ntch
Wo looked nnd ngnln, ns I nm n liv
ing man and nn honest one, I hope, I
saw, us the others did, running from
the point of the steel blade, a Utile
trickling stream of ted blood I It drop
ped In a sticnm, 1 say, mid fell on
the while blanket upon which Orme
wus silling, It slnliied the bhiiikel
eiitliely ted. At .Mils, sight thu entire
group broke apart, only a few rchinlfi
Ing to witness the rest of the scene.
I do not nttompt lo explain this Il
lusion or whatever It wns. 1 do not
know how long It lasted, but present
lj ns I may testify, I saw Orme rise
and kick nt the wetted blood stained
blanket. He lifted It. heavy with drip
ping blood I saw the blood fall from
Its coiners upon the ground.
"Ah." he lemarked calmly, "It's get
ting dry now. Here Is jour knife, my
good fellow." .
I looked nliout me. nlmost disposed
to rub my eyes, ns were perhaps the
others or our pnrty. The sntne great
plains were there, the same wide
shimmering stream, rippling In the
sunlight, the same groups of animals
grazing on the blulT, the snme senti
nels outlined ngalnst the skj". Over
nil shone the blinding light of the
western midday sun. Yet ns Orme
straightened out this blanket tt wns
ns while ns It had been before. Au
berry looked at his knife blade ns
though he would have preferred to
throw It nwnj', but he shenthisl It nnd
It lilted the sheath ns before.
Orme smiled nt us all plensiintlj'.
"Do you believe in the Indian tele
graph now?" bo Inquired.
I have told you many things of this
strange man. Gordon Orme, and I
shall need to tell jet others. Some
times my friends smile nt me even jet
over these things. Hut since thnt day
I have Hot doubted the tnles old All
berty told me of our own Indians
Shu e then, too. I have better under
stood Mordnn Orme and bis strange
personulltj-. the like of which I never
knew In any .mid.
How long It was I hardly knew, for
I had sunk Into n sort of dull npathy
In which one dny wns much like nn
othcr. Hut at Inst we gathered our
crippled party together nnd broke
camp, our wounded men In the wag
ons, nnd so slowly passed on west
ward, up tho trail. We supposed,
what later proved to bo true. Mint thu
Sioux hnd raided In the valley on both
sides of us nnd Mint the scnttered por
tions of the army had nil they could
do, while tho freight trains wero held
back until the road was clear.
1 wearied of the monotony of wagon
travel nnd without council with nny
finally, xvcnk ns 1 wns, called for my
horse nnd rode on slowly with the
walking teams. I hnd gone for some
distance before I henrd hoofs on the
snnd behind inc.
"Guess who It Is," cnlled a voice.
"Don't turn your head."
"I can't turn," I answered, "but I
know who It Is."
She rode up alongside, where I could
see her. mid fair enough sho wns to
look upon, and glad enough I was to
look. She was thinner now xvlth this
prairie life, nnd browner, nnd the ends
of her hnlr were still yellowing, like
Mint of outdoors men, Bbe still wns
booted nnd gloved after the fnshlon of
civilization, nnd still elscwlsc garbed
In the nborlglunt costume, which she
tilled nnd honored graciously. The
metal cylinders on her legglns rattled
ns she rode.
"You ought iit to ride," she said
"You nre pale."
"You nre bentitlful," said I; "nnd I
ride becnuse you nre ts-'aiitlful."
Her eyes were busy with her gloves.
''Cee, ypu bivr rjlvfn me a Malay krlal"
tir I saw n eldelnng glnnre "I do not
uileisliiiid voll." she said demiiiely
"I eiuiiil not sit bach theiu III the
iiigou mid think, u.ild I, "1 knew
ml you would be tilling before lung,
'id I piU'Ked I might pel haps talk
She bit her lip nnd half pulled up
. i hurst' as If to fall back "Tl Ml xvl'-l
epeuit. ' was Jier lomiiicnt. Hut we
ule nil side b.v side, knee to knee
Maii.v things I had studied befoi-t
tleu lor t-t til I n lil Merles pail i om
ii nil-, ns in maii.v men. nho wish lo;
ii II l In know the eiiu.es of greal I'll"
lomeii'i 1'ii'in Imvliiiod I bud pon
lend iiinu.x tilings 1 Ii til lain on in;
,ii, -I, nml looked up m the stars and
toudi'iiil how lar Ibev weie, mm how
it- the lnrtbit Ihlug bejoud I lu-m
.is I lind woiiileied ill Mint ludeler
iliiiile ipinlleiil III mi sums, vvheielhe
Hue llguie en lue itlvxuy x Ihe same
mining mi mil mi I usiil m vvomlei
iat was mi .-.nil. mid I fuuileil Mini
I was a luile li'ne llalullig ohlate
oiucwIiitc near In. bin k mid In ihe
ilihlle ol in limly -siieh was ill) box
ii giu'i nf wlui I i hey Inlil nit' was u
til I Plug I bail iii!eri'il mi thai
'inpi -1 or Ihe hlcs In Willi Ii Ihe vvM
wl tinlil" Iheiuselves I had vtim
nil us n elil'd how fur Ihe iiiuili.
Inlns ran As I had grown older i ha I
re-id the law. lead or the birth id
(Ivlll7allnn. pondered on laws mid eu-
Decl'iilng Mint I mnt know their
reasons, had read or marriages m
tniin.v minis, mid many times had stud
ted into I In- questions or dowry mil
brli'.e lulee. mid loU'ciil of paren.s
-il, il iniieiit or the Iirldi--stui'leil uinr
rlage us a lovemtlit, a oiitrait. as a
uiltii.iu ami so cnlled divine tiling I
Imil qileslloued the tuilse of the ivd
n jlh tint iiiiil.es Cupid blind I hiil
hdieil dep ns I might In law und
hlstorv and lllernture, seeking to solve
ns I mliiht- what?
Ah. witless. It wns to solve this vcv
ilildlc lint rislo by mj side now. lo
iiliswiT Ihe question or lb Sphinx
What had come of all mv studies' Not
so lum II as I was learning now. here
In tlie iijhmi. Willi this sweet savage
woman whose legglns llnkled lis s ic
rude. Whil-e I llllli' "Welled snrilv. Whole
law was clean mm brown Mow weak
Ihe pi is of the sik-IiiI enveuiillt
seeintd' How reeble mill rnr nun
the old world we two h-ul known! And
how lullullelv sweel. Imiv i iiinpellbig
ly niiessary now scented to ine tds
new, sweet xvnihl that swept mint id
We rode on side liv side, knee to
knee, lit r gunm-iils rustled nml tin
Her voice nwoke me rrnm my hro-nl
Ing "I wish. Mr. Cowles." said she.
"that U you are strong enough and c in
do so without discomfort, jou would
ride with me ench dny when I ride.
"Why?" I nsked. That was Ihe xx'IjiIi
In my own mind, but I knew her reu
son was not the same ns mine.
"Ilecause" sho said. She looked at
me, but would not answer farther
"You ought to tell me," 1 said quietly-
"Hecaue It Is prescribed for you."
"Not by my doctor." 1 shook my
head. "Why, then?"
"Stupid-oil. very stupid ollleer nnd
gentleman!" she said, smiling slowly.
"Lieutenant Helknnp bus Ids duties to
look nfter, nnd its for Mr. Orme. I nm
not suru bu Is either ollleer or gentle
lyan." She spoke quietly but positively. I
looked on straight up the vnlley end
imudcrcd. Then I put out n hand mid
touched the fringe of her sleeve
"I am going to try to he n gentle-
mnn," snld I. "Hut I wish some fate
would tell me why It Is n gentleman
can be made from nothing but n mnn."
(Continued Next Saturday)
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