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The Evening WoVU Dgily Mag izfflc g a t u r a t'y August u, Igi4
The Best Dog Story Ever Written. An Ideal Summer Romance of the Big Outdoors
A Complete Novel Each Week in
By James Oliver Curwood
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nvomt or -beckdino chapters.
.oat wolf dot. Moat to Tim, u
i jajaoiw, t omlf canon who hu tr
Kama tar. MbAiwm W lancet. TnonVl
I JMpUt ;
. Tha Tbornw, on ft winut
re njuaai kumv. wnoia Kafan
tH lata lhft tnMamaaft Tiara tl
nate ft nun btt wolf. Hiun dJTldct ...
. ,,.. iki .. .
4jre ??P'J "4. ""if
.Lot. ttt lh rJUM drawl Ktai oitra to
tta, Jsut Wit tor otty Wolf iwj),i
Wb&?HbS2ft,&? JKSli of
at Kuta. ,
Sandy' a Method
'TRKIQEK dropped on
knees In the sand,
look of exultation
gone from his face.
twisted the collar about the
of limp neck until he came to tbe Harker trembled, and under hi
worn plate, on' which he could make breath he cursed. The Dane's throat
.ut the faintly engraved letters. JSJVSSS
K-A-Z-A-N. of pcaca Katan did not leap. He
The heavy ball from the muzzle turned. And shoulder to shoulder
leader had struck Kazan fairly on splendid In their contempt of man
tan f i. h.i.t t n. . they stood and looked through the
top of the head. It was a glancing bflrJ of lh9,r ,nt0 th room of
blow that had not even broken the human faces.
H"1'- " A roar burst from the crowd a roar
Bandy went to the canoe and re- of anger, of demand, of threat. In
turned with a roll of stout moose-hide bis rage Harker drew a revolver and
hahiAh. n-h.. i.. ... leveled It at the Dane. Above the
i J ? ta.V I tumult of the crowd a single voice
legged in front of Kazan and began stopped him.
taking a muzzle. "Holdt" It demanded. "Hold In the
In ten minutes he bad the muzzle name of the lawl"
over Kazan's noso and fastened so- For a moment there wa silence,
curely about his neck. To the dog's Every face turned In the direction of
oollar ha then fastened a ten-foot the voice. Two men stood on chairs
rope of bablche. After that he sat beblnd the last row. On wa 8ergt.
back and waited for Kazan to come Brokaw of the Royal Northwest
, . . Mounted. It wa he who bad spoken.
The morning of the slxUi day they e WM noW!nlt up a hand, command-
rjached Red Gold City, and McTrlg- ,n(r ,llenc6 ,nd attention.
SSSJrWi-SfninJ ? .har?i other man. He was thin, with droop-
?rv WtlYuS lut off ,n holders and a pale, smooth face
1SUK..K-Cm,.u - '"tie nn. w"oe physique and
-vSl, In tn m "o"ow cheek told nothing of the
wut you to git atroSg' herct I-v5 raw edge of the Arctic It wa. he who
lit an idee. It's T aVlde you can fpokj: now while the aergeant held up
TlaV tuilr wftlrtit In MmH. Wn'll
mH oft a tunt ; pretty oon that'll
uYVur nocketii with dut" I've done
tt .Wand w. can do It here. Wolf
j.a.ii. h.it ten ha a rfraw.'
lutr nrougBt another man xo ea
and when th stranger cam a
too near Kazan made a sudden
; laxare at him. The man jumped
: with a atarUed oath.
"att'U do." he growled. "He'a
IMMar by Un or fifteen pound than
til Sib, but be' got the teeth an'
k iekBw, an' Its'U give a good
WTm7ui yuTbetol twenty-flv
m St7ot my ibar that he don't
a vaadar. offarad Bandy.
-fii.fc -Md th othef. "How long
F thoughti moment.
'Aaother week." ho said. "H ,
aVt bav hU weight before then. A
wS? W.dayrVu y. Next
do mat uu you,
"Wext Tuesday night," be agreed.
AM be added, "I'll make It a half
f bt aha re that the Dane kill your
Sandy took a long look at Kazan.
"I'll lust tak you on that." he
'Mil. Then, a belahook Harker.
band, "I don't believe there's a dog
between here a-d the Yukon that can
Mil the wol tr
ED GOLD CITT wa ripe tor
a night of relaxation. Ther
had bean aome gambling.
K. II W II 11 IB am. Xl U fjDUUKU
11.1m 1. i.m.1, ni. Inniiini
ow and then, but the presence ot the
BOUBtea poiico- nau aorvou u ""
I police-had served to keep
thin, unusually Urn compared with
.rent, a few hundred mile, further
awrU In tb Dawon country.
Th enteruinment proposed oy
Sandy MoTrlgger and Jan Harker
spread for twenty mile, about Red
natt niv and thorn had never been
igreaUr excltemont ln the town than
aa a ...1. m4 hWohk
?".S"2ar.ta T'al.l.y,r T.,rxT
fS to aee the battle,
Vlwd the gladiators through th.
k. a thai, rim H.rV.r'a itnfwu
irZZX.iZ: ; "" nViVr nan." inJ
.7i C:;; n .h Mr7h .nd hr.d to
,aawwi w... ...
tb traces. Betting favored him by
thl odds of two to one. Occasionally
It ran three to one. At thes odd
U P'".1. ?l a"nm,0DJ- ,
.L'.J'BU'. .".r 'ZJGXZltZr
HiiRvr o yiivtJ, vuiuviHiiiwu w
W t.a.l. .taa. a. .Ark nt An nff
ilw? MhT. X'hS
"A . .
Kuan to the arena by means of the
,aaaan har. that nrnlartad from tha
. "7 -, ' . , "
bottom of his cage. Th big Dan
wm Mready In tho fighting cage. He
tood blinking his eyes In the brilliant
light of the reflecting lamps. He
pricked up his ear when be saw
JUzan. Kazan did not show hU fangs,
Neither revealed the expected an!-
taoslty. It was the first they had seen
of each other and a murmur of dlsap-
polntmsnt swept the ranks of the 300
men. The Dano remained as motion-
-es as a rock when Kazan was
i redded from his own cage Into the
fighting cage. He did not leap or
marl. He regarded Kazan with a
dubious Questioning poise to bis splen-
did bead, and then looked again to
th expectant and excited faces of the
w.ltlna- man. For a few momenta
5"."". ":'' .,ra..i.rd h.
z: "w -
t. j.... ... ,,, h ...
Bandy's face was red w Ith mprtlfl-
cation and rage. The blue vein In
Harker's forehead had swollen twice
tneir normal size, ne snooK nis nsi
U tbe face of tbe crowd and shoutod:
This Book on the
en th afternoon ana nigm 01 me Dig ahut out the world from her, and ahe waa trying to locaie ine wmsperiuu "".. .. n7v . in 11. went to
fight. This wasT largely bacauso d . h . . ' u h jure of a wonderful voice. gleamed as long as Bandy was in hlm. Among
Kazan and tbe huge Dane bad been pw.ea l Mr. eloaa "J"' " " ,na aa -,...., it ... that ram. to 'Kht- ... t ... "Thls'II put
.ianad nnnn .vhihitinn anch do In a mignt open mem to ngnt. l-Jariy in . " . " , r.r ""Tr Alone wun aicuiii no Decsmn quiei. Kaian. A
ptooad upon exniDiuon, eacn i aog in a ,."--.. ... nnrinr.d hn.v n her. came from out of the south and aomnth.nlr .Dld hlm that McQI II had 1Z.; ,
MCiaiiy maao cage 01 01s own, una - ..... 0f there-across the barren. -"... . rri.nH ht niht .h.n h "
--- tw t.l-ai W a. aa WilU U1UII1
Stands Will Cost You $1.25.
You Get It for 6 Cents.
'cm a cbuct, you
At bis word every voice was stilled.
Kaian bad turned. He wa factor
the hug Dane. And the Dane bad
turned hie eye to Kazan. Cautiously,
Prepared 'or a lunge or a sidestep,
Kaian advanced a little. The Danri
alinllM... K.l.t1.t IT. n ,4 'n n
.. -' . ' ..
UDon KBian. our xeei BDari mar
, ,. . . , ....
Nono know that In thla thrilling
dertul Spirit Qod of the wlldernea.
It miracle, was descending upon
them. It wa understanding. Meet
Ing In the open rivals In the traces
they would have been rolling In the
throes of terrlflo battle. But her
came that mute appeal of brother
his hood. In the Bnal moment, when only
Tj,, a step separated them, and when men
expected to see the first mad lunge,
" the splendid Dane slowly raised his .
head find looked over Kazan's back
through the glare of the light,
"I'll 1ve the owner $500 for those
dogs." he ..Id.
Harker raised a hand.
"Make It lx." he esld
The HtU man heelUted. Ties.
The little man wa edging Ma way
between th. chalra, accompanied by
the sergeant ot police,
with nl n.Ia
face close to the sapling ban ot
the cage beVlooked at Kazan and the
T niu wa'ii h. ui frUnA." ta
said, and he spoke "so low th only
the dogs heard hi vole. "If a big
pneo uui wou cnarge u to ins
ta?nl"i W- going to need
your moral calibre."
tha ri.n. draw nutar .a no i.
no one Knew wny JLazan and
uam orew nearer to tn little
- .t'. .Id. of the a b;
scientist' aide of the cage a b
pulled out a big roll of bin and
counted out alx hundred dollar for
Harker and Bandy MoTrlgger.
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w aataa m msmw r
Alone in Darkneu.
EVER bad the terror and
loneliness of blindneae fallen
. .. . . .. . ....
upon Gray Wolf as In the
day that followed th
hooting of Kazan and hU
capture by Bandy McTngger.
A strange terror fell upon her. Sh
bad grown accustomed to darkness,
ml, n.y.r before had ah been alone
but neyer neror naa ae dmb awne
Alway there had ben th guaroian-
hip of Kazan's presence. Bh heard
wiu (.luv-a.u nuunu v.
.i.i,i.. .ni,nrf a a inniM han in
. . . f .
the bush a few yard away, and now
"- 7- - " " ""-
mouw nuitiea mrougn ne graa. c 0..
to her torepaw. ana n nppea at
it, and oioaed ner tetn on a rocg.
She wa terrified by the darkness that
1L VTUB UI1LCIEUL. 1L 1IIIU1DUDU II F.
and soon aho returned t6 the beach
-'h" ' a-- , --
wncro n.uian nau lain, nno waa noi
rrigntened here. The smell of Ka
n wan irong about her. For an
tiOUr She lav nvotlonlaaa with h.r
rtlng on lh clolotTed with
Thai, ai& MooT Nht found her
And when th. moon and the .tar.
cam? t ehe crawled back Into th
7.. . " " . . es.w ,M .
-nil in tpia wmia in nri -a is. -i.
nodyhal mad-. u,7d.; the trVZ
w nig Diiraiu iu unuK. nn
could not see that tho dav wa. . .
mn. A.y. . iv. .i .irT 7..
uam ii inaiiw anu 111. I 1110
gray-black sky was a chaoa of slum-
bertng storm. But she could smell
tho presence of It in the thick air
and could feel the forked flushes of
lightning that rolled up with the
dense pall from the south and weat.
The distant rumbling of thunder
grew louder and ahe huddled herself
ogaln under the tree. For hour the
"t0,rra crashed over her and the rain
" In n deluco. When tt had finished
B"0,.B,unl5 out ,rom her shelter like
0 thing beaten. Vainly she sought
',r. one ,a8t ce.nt ,of h1; The
""h w"ned . cIea" Ar.a,IJ., tb?
laJi,Z A. Za ? vIS K-ian.lb,.l.id.
hd rcddenea EY.e.n. un.der the two
'X the eW of being
P' " lrror ot oeing
a9ne In the pit of darkness that en-
veiopea ner had oppressed Qray Wolf.
With afternoon came hunger. It wm
this hunger that drew her from the
sand-bar nnd she wandered back Into
the plain. A dozen tlmos she scented
game, and each time It evaded her.
Even a ground mouse that she cor-
nerd under a root and dug out with
Thlrtv-sla hour before thl Kazan
" . - -
oacK on tne pjain. -rne kiu wa one
the big barren rabbits, and uray
Woll turned In lu direction. She did
not ruU Mght to find It.
in ur wa. ujmiuuou iu ilb uuoak
ylul luttl m uunuiu
kingdom, tb ense of orientation, and
a straurnt a a Dia-eon mia-nt nave .
winged lu flight she cut through the
bush to the spot whero thoy bad
oacned the rabbit. A white fox had
'..,.,. '. . "T
una oni icmttoria ds a na.r na
mooae-blrds and bush-Jays bad cor-
turned back to the river.
?Z . "u , ' '
.lu ,'""','' ' , h.r.
TOit : night .ho slept Mnrtir
That night aho alept again where
Kazan bad lain, and three times ahe
called for him without answer. A
heavy dow foil, and It drenched the
laat vestige of her mato a scent out ot
"TTi n7 -i.sa.rt .n.w.V. a
the sunn, uut nun tnrougn me uuy
that followed, and the day that fol
lowed that, bUnd Qray Wolf clung to
Jif" .ir.Ti... ,.n.
the narrow rim of white sand, un
. I t ' w r, j w7
point where she gnawed the bark
from willow buahe.
It was on this day that she made
"". .-- r-
a discovery. She was drinking when
, wa.cr.a .dl,0 thftt wa, smooth..
ar mw.w ftwuwMw.
l .k. ,....'. .Hirn Ihnl wn. amOOtll.
and bore a faint odor of flesh. Itwl0 km each other for the Pa.ure ot
wa one of the big northern river thn thr(w hundred men who had as.
ciams. ouo v .....
M Then Bhe crunche4
u between her teeth. She had never
ttod sweeter meat than that which
ah found Inalde, and she began bunt-
1 , M naV.M .Ia.w.., Una rnllfll t-n (I fltf
lua iwr uiuor uuu.
.v..m a .1. unlll aha waa nn
,onIor hungTy. Kqr three days more
. .. ni.h. m. ..nit ramn
-kr:"".V..;." wi.h .
u. . - h-"-,"-- " h,
tJjat raB have a n8W hope, and
in the moonlight she trotted nervous,
if in the soft wind of the nlgbt she
Kavann th. nllfnr .dir. Of tho
- - .. w ...
n".""1. 1 mber-ime-was nome. Ana
off there. In her brute way. she rea.
,0ned that she must find Kazan. The
,, ... . m,.i m win.i.
.. .i!- . n-.Tr;:
u.uui iu m. .... ..a
vision there rose through her blind-
ne.s a picture of the towering Sun
Rock, of the wlndlur trail that led to
& the cabin on the plain. It wm
" lu" -
It was there that day had ended..
iuoro mm a nu hiuuichju
her first born. Nature had rea-lstered
.CiL - .... .1
moao lUlllia u lliav mfjr tuuiu uo'w
be wiped out ot her memory, nnd when
the call came It was from the sunlit
world where she had last known light
and life and had last seen the moon
and the stars In tbe blue night of the
And to that call she responded, leav
ng tbe river and Its feed behind her
straight out Into the face of darkness
and starvation, no loniter fearlnif
death or the emptiness of the world
h8 could not see; for ahead of hor.
two hundred mllos away she could
,e8 the Sun nock, the winding trail,
the nest of hor first born betwoen the
two big rooka-and Kazanl
The Last of McTrlgger.
IIXTY miles further north
Kazan lay at the end of
his flno stoel chain, watch
ing little Professor McQlll
mixing a pall of Ullow' and bran. A
W. Chambers's trXfTf: LORRAINE
wl.1. 'jllu'Lj. a.vi-a let-.
dozen yard from Wm lay tne big
n h.uf poling In an-
""I' "T TJ "I. a.. ZiTiTi.
ue nowea signs 01 pieasur wnen
MoalI, approached hlm with a quart
rf th mUtur. to, It be-
- a- .
wun ino com uiuo ere un uia
biond nalP atroked hi back without
HU attitude was -irterent wnen
be turned to Kazan. HI movemenU
were oiioa wun cauuon, ana yoi
nnd , wer6
and ho gave the wolf dog no .vldence
01 WB rear " " cu'a oa c"cu
The 1 tt 1 professor, who was up in
nQrth eou Sm
sonlaa Institution, had spent a third
of his life among dors. He loved
them and Understood them. He had
irm n a Zuln. aril-
el, on dog intellect that had at-
tracted wide attention among naiu-
It was largely because he loved
docs and understood them more than
mos t m sn. i nai n sna Qthf "i.""
?? .,n, l"! ninh- ?!2
a .,t ,lr.ri.r.innii ham nnmihin
lrl.d'to KOt "hom to fight to th
death. In tne Ilea UOla UltV saloon.
"V"' . " l." . .'. . '
.ambled to witness the fight delighted
mDie wunws mo uai u. u
Ho had ajr.ady planned a paper
on tno ,lcidont. Sandy had told him
thQ at)ly ot Kazan's capture, and of
. . ... . . . ...
hiii wiiii mate, urnv woir. ana me
proiessor nan aaKea nim n. luouaanu
Sue8tlons. Uut each day Kazan puz-
sslcd him more. No amount of kind-
1,1. m Kri a ra.
a..r."; xT.. :.:..." tin
-"" Kr'""-," ,f7'; ' "wi'l Inrn...
to become friends. And yet he did
not snarl at Mcuiil or snap at nis
Kazan leaped at the end of his chain
"I'V"." .1' "Kl 1" ... "j0"w...lV.-
mm w B wai a. . a
,nou,d?r , the cage that had been
imllt for a slaughter pen. Away
e down In his brute heart he be d
e M dfi tor0nSrmt,.lmme,,
naa no dsir to narm nim
ill) tuicjaiuu u.ui, mmw ommw uwuv
of the growing affection of tbe huge
Dane. It was this fact that puzzled
McOIII. He had never before known
a dog that he could not make love
"- . . ... . th(1 ....nw nnd
. . :
riexirv. "Kazan's lips had driwn
Dllj,i.niv Knnlc A flArrn finArl rnllfid
s"'?deniy wVac..... "Jnl8. "Srfi .iL2
QBCD 111 ma luruai. iu. "".i o.ui.a
... .nine atood UD. HIS mUSCleS
nl ,pln alooa up' muscies
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twitched. Instinctively the professor
turned. Bandy McTrlgger had come
up quietly behind hlm. Ills brutal
face wore a grin as he looked at
"Its a fool Job tryln' to make
friend with him." ho said. Then he
added, with a sudden Interested gleam
In his eyes, "When you startlu'T'
"With first frost," replied McQlll.
"It ought to come oon. I'm going to
Join Sergeant Conroy and hi party
at i'ond du Lao by the first of Oo-
"And you're a-olnar us to Foad du
Lac aloner Queried Bandy. "Why
don't you take a manT"
.."''. "?."f"oa tvo "on
through.the Athaba waterways-a
dozyn times, and know the trail as
." I lu!ow Dr?iy- U" lef'
I like to be s. one. And the work Isn't
too hard, with thn eumnli alt flnar.
S . . :
-iTC Lv u u .
with hi back to McOIII. An exultant
a earn shot fop as tiuttant Intn i.i.
"You're taking tne doga?"
Sandy lighted his pipe, and spoke the bristles stood up along his splno. rntM from tho clean sand. All thut hor voice when she greeted him. -like
one strangely curious.. For an hour ufter striking camp the :luv Za ..nrChcd for her along the "Did you hear It?" she asked, ma
trip o yourn, don't U7' but sat looking up the shore ot the -here Uioy had killed their last He nodded, stroking her oti law.
"My last cost about seven thousand Ink through hi hunting glass. It i.bblt "I m,lft Dc't ln .'S'm.8 "
dollars. Thl will cost live," said waa dusk when ho returned to where lle .niffed at th bushes where the swamp." he said. "I heard H
MoQIll. he had put up hi tent and chained ',L" J "i.ft. L i ,7inJ V.in and Joan's hands clutched, his ara.t
. .vnfc IHV W LUKU u.v.mw. M.u . I J . m rll'.r nnil H IT Oil inn II li, 1 II. I I II Wfl IL VU II IIQUf IIIW v ... . . . .
"Qawdl" breathed Bandy. "An you the doga. Kor a few momenta he he ,at back on hU haunohe "It wasn't Kazan,' an aia. i i
an m auiu.imua mig-ni ap-
The little professor waa looking the
other way now. The careleisn In
his face and manner changed. His
blue eyes grew a shade darker. A
bard .mile which Bandy did not
hovered about hi Up for an Instant.
I'm a vv ll.h alaan..' na a.M
' lurumi, usuuif.
-A footstep at ntgbt roust me, Even
a man's breathing awakes me? when
I make up my mind that I must b
on my guard. And, beslde"-he
drew from hi pocket a blue-teled
Savage automatic "I know how to
use this." He pointed to a knot In
the wall ot the osAln. "Observe," be
said. Five tlmea ho flred at twenty
paces, and when Bandy went up to
look at the knot bo gave a gaap.
There was one Jagged hole where th
knot had been.
','Pretty good." he grinned. "Most
mid couldn't do btti'n that with a
when Bandy left, McOIII followed
no. c".' J,.,"w
rrv. . v. . . n . . n v....
-;.:,- " . Vi Vi a
'" " . .
-bout rlrht old man " b laughid
"ftlv fdonWio you vry much
II ahoved Ma hands deep la hi
.rt htwMB hia
pockets, ana went
Kazan uroppea ni neaa neiweeu nis
omp-w. ind 1
eyes. It was 1 la t a Jternoon. ear In
,t--' . rlTii k.i;V.iiiri
sun as It faded out of the noithern
."',",,. .7, . V T j.1iT"
""" "V. 'J,1?. "I'iih innaiT;
came more fl.rc l his wild
i,", in.i.i 1 1. "vi-Si
.7,1. "7'L, ."'il' j
?"Jp.5Lg" h.?Ww ..nadS
io-niKiu u wis coiuor man uau.i.
anu l"e K'e" ,a"? 01 l" r.j.'i,
camo Jrom l"? . . L. u.wu 'V.t
strangely. It set his blood aflr with
what the Indians call the frost
cunio iroBij irum uio wosi. ainiau u.ui
Letharglo summer waa gone and
unyn ana luniiia dudiiiih woi.
. . . . ....
freedom and run until he was x-
hausted, with Qray Wolf nt his side.
iew tnai uray woir wa on-
there-where the star hung low In
the clear sky, and that she wa wait-
Ing. He atralned at the end of his
chain, and whined.
All that n ht ha wa. raatiaaa
more restieas than no had been at
any time before Once in th. fir
distance, he heard I cry that be
.v-.r'iT. ' ." .
1"' w" """f "y vvo.
Sn 7.i 11 ZZ. I-a.?!
little professor udraased himself and
came out of the cabin. With aatls-
into the north.
it,... . jt a
other ?Mw h? ?d-
tte black file, to aiein
day or two mora of It and
- -m I.
... T11' . . .. . .
1VO liayS lOW MCQIll Ud first thS
Ian inl than V...H v . .a.l..fl
0""nd nr aSTfnr aV5
5 'jm d ftma
U"ce?and "mcO. wVtcneS the"
UH . . . . .. . , .
with a thought that set the blood run
i ..v.t .w- . i. . vi.
"'"J, . beh,nd the mwk of his
They had lPPed a mile down
something In the touch of that hand
i l .L. . .
Kazan fr'om H Ire 'to" Di.t h m
He tolerated the friendship with ex-
T)ressloniftiB eves and
Kl yo na
I wm beginning to fear I wouldn't
all that alone with you I Ain't atood unobserved, .looking at tn A Mnt out hlt mating cry to her. would "cognix " . tri otSJV- t
have much sleep, old boy," chuckled
McQlll ambiguously, "but I guoss I
ran take a nap now and then with
He made camp thst night fifteen
miles up the lake shore. The big
Dane he fastened to a sapling twenty
yards from his small silk' tent, but
Kazan' chain he mado fast to the
butt of a stunted birch that held
down the tent flap. Uefore be went
into the tent for the night McUIll
pullled out his automatic aud exam-
tned It with car.
VAt ftiraa ilevs frta ttl fn m r r I n
.d irtthemt n mi.tiat Vianr th .hor.
of Lake Athabasca. On the fourth
night McQlll pitched bis tent In a
clump of oansklan pine a hundred
yards back from he water. All that
day the wind had come steadily from
lenlnd them, and for ut leoat a half
of the day the professor hnd been
i.ki.. ir.. i i.. i .v..
wit th. had n a'nV, then com."
11 ent that stirred him uneasily.
Hlnce noo: he had nlffod that wind.
o i.. vtim v.n.i v...... vi .i.
Twlc MoCllll had heard him growl-
lng deeip In his throat, and once, whon
the eccnt had come stronger than
ususj, ne nau uareu nia inngs, ana
""ui nM uu.
He lay facing the West. McQlll
ma?anoi! J S.8.?!? "A
y behind Kwn-to the at. Urt-
hv IwlWa, "27,
that th.r was omet hlng In the west
be'thouaht of what It mlaht be.
a he thought of what It might be.
n.vi. a . ...i. v.. t,..n. . n
Uenina a rOOK UB DUIlt TITr SmSlI
Jre, and prepared upper. After this
he went Into th tent, and whn b
cam out h carried a blanket under
his arm. He cbuokled a be stood
r moment over Kaian.
. war not going to sleep In ther
to-night, old boy." he said. "I don't
like what you've found In the west
'nd. It may be a-thunder torml"
o laughed at hi Joke, and burled
himself ln a clump of stunted ban-
Jklan thirty pces from the tent.
Hve he rolled himself In bta blanket
ana wu 10 sieep.
t It wa a quiet tarllt night, and
hour afterward Kasan dropped hi
. ..between hi. forepaw. and
drowsad. It wa. th. .nan of a twlr
...n,lw lr..... w..rf ... .!. VI.
fcwaawu u. iiu.tk.u amMv, wub
Untly Kazan' head was alert, bis
kMn notrll sniffing th air. What
h nd emelled Ml day wa heavy
iout him now. He (ay UU and
Slowly, from out of th baasklans
behind the tent' there came a figure,
11 wu not tn0 llul6 Professor. It
..nrn...i M1.in,ui. with in.r.i
.Urifht ravelled the murderoua face
oanay noiTiiior. mud
forepaw(l, lB lonp. fanKa gleamed.
"Ut ne made no souna tnat Detrayeu
concealment unaer a thick ban-
ol ,0" lcnu o oa noi carry a
0,ub or wWp ,n n,s nand now' Iu
the place of .Ither of those wa. tho
dock 10 ivosan.
""entiy. swiniy me woir now in
Try movoment, Kazan came to nis
feet. He forgot tbe chain that held
him. Ten feet away stood th enemy
he hated above all other, he had
rvrrjr movocnem, ftmn cauna 10 nis
ever known. Every ounce of atrength
far Ihn .nrlnv InA h.n h. l..n.t
Thl time the chain did not pull him
back, almost .neck-broken.
f . "r "LD wmwuim naa wcu-
ened th leather collar he had worn
"Ince the day of hi slavery ln the
traces, and It gave way with a .nap.
?,andy. turned, and In a second leap
1 ta f ffl 9 f w r.aa bm la I a. S V. n al . . M
a oa..a wiu mo uo.il ui
.... .. . .
. w,,h . . -t'rtled cry th . man fall.
fj0 t? liXy r?llod over on the ground
the blr Dane's deeD voice rolled out
i thunderous alarm aa he turridnt
ln. In the fall Kazan"; hold
w." Sro."en' I" .n Instant he was on
V'VvV IE Tu oww mwi,
were men. and off thar waa-Oray
"." ijou .mi no
tSr2!t r,fJ'? .an?v b1W "'rL.
hadoV bsck Into tbe glorious fro-
uwiaa u -vwm.
hundred yards away something
atoDned him for an Instant. It was
kla n.na'. l. K... ,
fh-.n) craokrack-racK of th;
" tomatlc. And
Mucry Tri"er ,n W',rd ad
An Empty World.
ILK after mile Kazan went
on. For a time he wa op
pressed by the shivering
note of death that had come
to hlm In Bandy McTrlg-
gers cry, and he slipped through the
ban.kan. uk9 a -hadow, his ears
flattened, his tall trailing, bis hind-
quarters betraying that curious slink-
lng quality of th. wolf and dog steal-
lng away from danger.
men ne came oui upon a piain,
and the stillness, the billion stars In
the clear vault of the sky, and the
koen air that carried with It a breath
. . . . .. , .
of the Arctlo barrons mado him alert
and questioning. He faced the dlrec
tlon of tbe wind. Homewhere off there,
far to the south and west, was Qray
For the first time In many weeks
hft aat balk on hla haunchBri SJld ir&vn
the deep and vibrant call that echoed
weirdly for miles about him. Back In
the banaklans the big Dane heard tt,
From over the still body of Randy
MoTriggor the little professor looked
up with a white, tense face and Us-
tened for a second cry. Hut instinct
told Kazan that to that first call
there would bo no answer, and now
he struck out swiftly, galloping mile
after mile, as u dog follows the
trail of Its master home.
He did not turn back to the lake,
nor was his direction toward Jted
Uold City. As straight as he might
have followed a road blazed by. the
hand of man ho cut across the forty
wiles of plain and awnmp and forest
"d rocky rldgo that lay between
lm .and t ha MoFar ane.
A" that night he did not call again
for Gray Wolf. With him reasoning
was a process brought about by hab t
TTY pr.B.u""a " " V"
' w"1,od 'r m, m.a"y ""Sf,
" '," "Vm ;T.r thi imnd
JJtlng r hl'n now near the snnd
Dn,' hn., rachBj tho riv.r
-u, A ih?l, m Uoa ot the sand hlr.
w"",v,hwf. ,n. UB m. when ha
Scarcely WBS tne sun up wnin
- S ' p s.na
"" 7.7 drinJ" Kxpectantly and
'',nn1.1 L . "i00kod , about hlm tor
connaeniiy ne looaou
Uray Wol wuinng softly, and wag-
ini nls tall.
" jfA began to search for her scent,
but rains hnd washad even her root-
And alowly. a ne aid meae ining,
J "l'' Junt In him that mlr
acle ot the wild which the Cree had
n.me(J tn9 ..iplrlt ca As It had
worked ln Gray' Wolf. o now It
tlrred the blood ot Kazan. With
thB ot the .un. and the wep-
lng about him ot hadowy nign B
.-rf ... Ilia Whala world WB
mad up u,, trail over which h
ntyon(X thos place h did not
know that there ,uoh a thing
aB ,.ut,nce. And In that world.
ni in ju, understanding of thing.
waa aray wolf. . He could not mis
h,r. xhat worid, In his comprthen-
,ion It, ran from the McFarlan
( a narrow trail through the forest
and over tho plain to the little vml-
joy from ich the beavers bad
driven them. If Gray Wolf waa not
here she was there, and ureuaaiy
ue resumed hi quet ot her.
Sot until the stars wer fading ut
0f the sky again, and gray day wa.
-rrTan'i-hi rtid ..hauatlin
J j T" .... t.1. Ulll anit
r ii I i . 1 1 . ami lor iiuuia hivi m m.m
feasted he lay close to Ma klU. and
slept. Then he went on.
Th tourth night he- cam to th
little valley between the two rld.ei.
.nH linear th. atara. mora Drill-ani
now in th. chill clearness of th ezrly
autumn nights, he followed the creek
down Into their old swamp home. It
hm..ri .i.v .mn h. raarhud tho
edge of a grit beaver pond that now
completely surrounded th wlndUll
unuer wnicn uray wou i
change In what had once been his
home and aray woira, ana lor many
minutes Kazan stood silent ana mo-
tlonless at the .dg. of the pond.
pioaiam ouor oi mo usurpers.
Unt11 now hu plrlt emlned
unbroken. Footsore, with th ni.ed
!?fl-S SVyi. "atl
"' " " r"
day ne aearcnea. Ana nis crest lay
day he searched. And bis crest lay
Hat now, and there waa a bunted
Hat now. ana there wa a nunwa
look in tne aroop or nis aaouuiera
and In the shifting look of Ma ye
Urny Wolf wa gone.
Hlowlv nature wa Imnlnclna- that
faot upon him. Bbe had paed out
ut wm miu wa w .... ...w, WMw
k. .. All.rf .III. a fnnalln.aa mwtA a
grief so great that the foret seamed
strange, and the aUllne of th wild,
u uiuii ia mw upyiaaai wu
frightened hlm. One more the dog
In hlm wa mastering th wolf. With
Gray Wolf ho had posd th
world of freedom. Without br, that
h...! - a. a ft. I aai .Im a. am.a. a n J
wunu wm au ui. miu .uwi, .uu
,. i. hlm
Lat In th afternoon he earn up
on a llttl. pile of crushed olamahell.
on th. ahnr. of tia stream. Ha
inifr.d at thn-iiiKad 1 nwa-wini
bact and .iiffed .lnT It wm
whr Gray Wolf had mad a laat
ream in me awamp oerore conunu-
under a log. and cried himself to
D"n ,n tne n'ht ne
uneasy alumber. Ilk a child. And
nay at Ler aav. anil m.r..i iniF tiivtiT.
Kazan remained a stinking creature
.. t.i ... i. .
'""'".""'' .m""'"" " '.
WUU lIVIUD 1111. IIUU UrUUIIll
out of cnaos ,nt0 ,,. wno had ,,,,
hU world for him and who. in going
fronThlm, had taken froin thl. world
Vn HU W.ltW
loci ln hor bllndn&u.
lost In her blindness.
' CHAPTER XX.
The Call of Sun Rock.
N the golden glow of the aut
umn sun there came up the
stream overlooked by tbe
Sun Itock one day a man, a
woman and a child In a
"'i00- Civilization had done for love-
ly J0"n at lt had done for many
mother wild flower transplanted from
the depths of the wilderness. Her
on am lr a vujip thin Tlan hlna atta hnil
cheeks wore thin. Her blue eyjs had
lost their lustre. Bbu coughed, and
wh.n .a n,..,,i,n,i h ,,,
at her with lovo and foar In his eyus.
Hut now, slowly, tho man hod be-
on the day their ennoo pointed up the
ltrm and Into the wonderful valley
that had been their homo before tho
call of tho distant city camo to them,
he noted thn flush guthuring once
more in T:or cheeks, thn fuller rednnsH
of her lips, and that gathering glow
of hunnlnana anil pnnlnnt ln har avaa.
Ho laughed softly as ho saw these
things and he blessed the forests. In
tho canoe sho had leaned back, with
her head almost against his shoulder,
and he stopped paddling to draw her
to hlm and run his (Infers through
tho soft golden masses of her hair.
"You uro happy again, Joan," he
latighod Joyously. "The doctor we
rlKhl. You are a part of the for
"Yes, I am happy,' aho "nupar.
and suddenly there came a little nn
Into her voice, and he pointed t a
whtto Onnrr of sand running out im
n0 you rcmember year andTatn
t aecms that Kazan left V
ncr,.7 Sho was on the sand, orr
y,erf) calling to him. Do you rMMf,
bcrr. There was a llttls trmblj
ftbout ner TOOuth. and she addaeV"!
wonder where they have gMF
" ... ' ,
irown ud about It, and aUrub lit
tall gri had sprung up nearM
wnlbt. Onco more it iook on turn, p-
Jau'y day the coior cme deeper IjaHJ
Joan's cheeks and her voice wa WJM
"th Its old. wild nweetne ot sojf.
Joan's husband cleared the trail ojjr
rr ... .. II-.. .nil Jnan and IBM
transformed the cabin Mto
One night the man returned to
cabin lat. and when he cam jte.
tiers wa a .glow of excltemeal ,
Joan's blue eyes ana a
w ; . , w . ,
the coll that came that moralig
"man woa thinking. Jeai'
The man wa ln-brJK
Anger "fhtened. an wa or-aa
. ulc V' , uurt
nn Jtfffa pyml "emlse Tm tilt
- wm n.vr hunt or traf for
"V'T"'. .. . .1... H V. fallal.
... thouht of It I koarTlS'
call Ybs I will promls."
cj''aBY Vrms toU i about hi mtk.
r.SJ '0i Kasan." sh whl-fd. ,
"you- ml,ht kill him or hr."
suddenly hc stopped. Both
.."j The door was a little ajar, aid
Jo thm ther came again th walltoe
m.ta.caU of tho wolf. Joa ram to
the door. jrr husband followed. Toa
Lather they stood silent, and wHk)
reM. breath Joan pointed ovr U
.'ijtenl 14tnl" b cobbw,
If her cry, ana n ommm irwm
u. lain ha nlvtlt. fMlt.
' " .7" V ,, V -Jn
wb. .inn. in n.r uu, ahu h
fmm mllaa and mile acroaa th vlain.
ther came a walling cry In antwar
; cry Sit .earned ipart ot th wtad.
Znd7 that thrilled Joan untU her
hMVa In . .Iran.. aoB.
varthar out on' th nlaia aba wait
ana then stopped, with th golden
a-0w ot th autumn moon and the
i.. .hi marin.- in n.r hair and
u w many lnut b(or
the cry came aMo,'and then It wa
a oeariuiai joan pui ner nana o
Katonl Kazanl Kazan!" 1
At the top of the sun kocjc uray
Wolf gaunt and thlnnea oy WTa-
t.on--h the wom'i cry. Md
B0 oa" '"fr:"
away in a wnin. no n mi iww
,,Aftly moving tfliadow .topped ler
ft moment, and stood like a titac if
a strange Are leaped through W.
body. Every fibre of hi brute (
body. Every fibre of bis DrU m
stand ng wa afire with ta KMWI-
,dg that hr wa horn. It WM
her, long ago. that he tired, .ud
VCTa .a ?Z'.MhX .11 Zt aSaU
the dreama that bad grown faded Md
inuuiinoi in turn memurx
coming to Mm faintly over the
he heard Joan' volco!
m u aiarugni joan aiooa, msp
aiul whte. when from out ot tft.
pale mist of tb moon glow h
to her, cringing on hi belly, plfg
and wind run. and with a itrUfl
. t . . a . . A a
wn mini not in ma inrou. I
And M Joan weat to
arma MtAMiiv Altt. flan Hm
hU nam ovir and over again.
man .in .r,A innkad dnw.
to'mS In hU t-
It had no fear of tatt wiMaAtf
now. And a Joan arm iimi
gripped bands be faced tb Sub Bo.
"My Lord he Dreamed. i mm
llevTllt si"- Drtla"1' "T
A If In rosponn to th thouglitj
ma tninii. friar
came one amafl
across th plain Qray Wolf
i.. . ,..
liniB. D W IX LIT MB LllUUX II B
neas. Swiftly as though struck by a
lash Kazan wa on hla feet obllrMs
of "oarttouolS of
presence ot the man
heraelf aralnat hr t
of bar voice, of tw
in anotMr M
and Joaa CwaV
herself against her husband's btwuE
and almost fiercely took hi fso b
tween her two bands.
"Now do you believer b rld
pantlngly. "Now do you ballav In
tha God of ray world tbe Ood I have
lived with, tbe Ood that give mI
to tn wild things, th Ood. Uut
that has brought us all togstlw?
once more homel" 4,
Hla arms closed gently about war;
"I believe, my Joan," he whturH.
"And you iinrlir.t.ni nnir wbt
It means, Thou shall not klllT i
"Kxcept that It brings us life yas,
I understand.'' he replied,
f ATATl &
a . . . . 1
glory of tbe stars, looked up tate
"Kazan and she you and I aad
the baby! Are you sorry that we
came back?" ahe asked.
Bo close he drew her against' bis
breast that she did not besr tb
words he whispered In th soft
warmth of her hair. And after that,
for many hours, they sat la th
starlight In front. of the cabin door. '
uut tney did not near again that
lonely cry from Sun Rock,
h.r hllnh.nil llnHaralnnrl
"He'll visit us again to-morrow,"
tho man said at last. "Come, Joaa,
let us go to bed."
Together they entered the cabin.
And that night, aide by side, Kiaia
and Orny Wolf hunted again la tb
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