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The Evening World Daily Magazine, Friday, Novemb
By MauricB Ketten
.rrfia Mtw Tort Xranlac World.)
NEXT WEEK'S COMPLETE NOVEL IN THE UENIfti WORLI
When -Liberty Was Born
Jl AAV Af Js.-! eWa.
Xarzah's Creator Writes a Now
Romance of the African Jungle
By Edgar Rice Burroughs
BY ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE
trrltM. lifi it rmj. AiUMni Oo.
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trxorsm o- rnKCBnfxo instalment!!.
AJjSfT"!.?. J'v-5 rV.?"n Hi""?,
tortoa. mlA.ioo.ari'a daurhlar, -ott la Ulld
w UTIIm: llli widow rm Lla Lhr'a Uar,.
Jaad bome With tlf luljf (1uj!Hr JlrfUlla. Hh
brum alo lu-i wcddim rfiufl and oilifi
iiair. nt iihr in law put? am; (or !
hu tortona. (vot Tajlor. a Junoian ctpiirw of
old du. ronwi jrom Nw York to tti Mwr-
laud tiUntaUtm to claim Ui nut. No w 111 la
found. Tajior tiinu tint tirrtniaV rarrnia mi
not marrifJ, Tiwir.wtddinr ififtt twins to-
latnntlj font, tlntiala'a raolhfr wrltaa to or him.
latwTa fonnn chum. Ilotwrt (lordon. an Afrlran
.ctplorer. mUlnc hlra ia prom hr marrHf-, Tta
.'u.'J' rKcA""Jfirdon'." l?h M1' lJ
iMrrioBr Mm. Hrntt nM. Tailor him. mn.
tao. to, follow and kill (lorJon. Virginia alao m
to ;Afrloa on crawl for arld-nr of Iht ptumti'
' aaarrtar?. 8h.U rapturirf Irr Ta1ori mWrt.a.
Oordon mtm Um lrf of a hum mar.-atinc lion,
joa imo tniniia gfnnuia rraiund for th att of
narcy. VlrsUita rarapra. mttlA riordon. wama him
CII AFTER VII.
p thn roast thv fnnnii fhaf
they would have to wait n
inoy tvuuiu nave to wan a
week for a steamer, and
having cabled airs.
that Virginia was safe un
rfa M. .... -,., ... .
aer his care, Gordon felt at llborty
"t iiiuivs iiikl inny naa mnnn run
sonably good connections. It might
brZEr.l W07-chano m";nt
brought them to the coast only a day
ahead of a steamer.
Gordon, unspoiled by wealth and at-
, temions ana ohomlnr mammas,
wUH 0H.,.wuib cftunoiii m mi ii iv iuui,
i he was to her. There had been
sins ng Jio nan Known OO-
elred Mm, but tbese he had not cared
.for. Very soon after hu hnd mnt vir.
rfnfii. m ,, ...u. ,. v. .
f "1 re . .e? tl,a.t hfr6 ,m,tJ
tne one girl, the only girl, and
straightaway he had set her upon a
'pedestal and worshipped silently
To think that this deity might stoop
to love a mortal did not occur to him.
,,, i, . . .
and; strange to say, he was content
lO IOVfl rtAP wlfhnilt iAolnrlnt .(
iuvfr oui mat waa wnuo no naa nor
tnde" 4 Wmself-. H0W "
not occur to him.
Vorv adroitly lit tAt lm fhniiphf It
.vcrj aaroitiy-iit least ho thought It
was adroitly accomplished he dls-
cpvered rrom her own lips that she
was not engaged, and thereafter his
bliss knew no bounds. It had been
dlfflcult.for Virginia to repress a smile
during the nonderoua strategy with
. ..' - .....
. wni.n n mann, imrt an. nrnnn,.
T M.M 1-a In Mn. . f Inn Ih a . Illnl.
iira UDruon iniKiiL euro lur iicr.
troubled her, too, not a little, for Vir
ginia Scott was not a young lady to
throw her hpnrt llehtlv Into tho keOD-
nian woo coveiou tt. aiiui d..o iinoAi
Gordon Immensely she would bavo
readily admitted; but she had given
' no thought to a deeper Interest nor
but for the suggestion the young man
M Vli.n.ln.lnnl.. 1. 1 t Inln hni hnml m vht
nt lnnut nnt mft mnnn.
Out the Idoa, Implanted, became
food for considerable speculation, wltb
the mult that she now often dis
covered herself appraising Gordon in
a most critical manner, "As though,"
she mused, "he were a six cylinder
limousine, 'and I wonted to be sure
that 1 liked the upholstery-whloh I
lauihed softly to herself.
What s tne jokov osKea
"Oh, notning just tnmiung,
nl .4 I M . nr. n 1 . .vfl.iva V'
flush, and as she aid so
flighted upon the head
Vnlnmn marchlns Into the
un, ipoki sue cxcimuiou, j,mu m
any pretext to change the line of
thought. "Who do you suppose K van
' Gordon looked ln the direction she
Indicated, rose and walked to the end
ot the veranda, and then called back
over nis iiiuumw
"They're the collectors.
If they got then- man-eater.
Virginia, was at his side
-. V n.i..llAn Vl rt Inn
down tbe street to meet the incoming
L UOI ni4HHnVw. " w
caravan. The collectors were dollght-
ed to see them again, and In response
to Gordon's Inquiry pointed to a stout
coge in the middle of the long line.
mere no is, saiu oho ui moui,
"and ho's a aevii.
Gordon and tho girl dropped dock
to have a look ut the latest capture,
i finding a huge, blnck-mancd Hon
vcrouchlng In the narrow confines of
his' prison. His yollow eyes glared
hatefully out upon them; his tall
'moved restlessly ln angry Jerks, and
Ills bristling muzzle was wrinkled In
l to a perpetual snarl that bared long,
ugly looking fangs.
4, Vile docs look like a devil, doesn t
- bet" remarked Gordon.
A crowd was gutliorlng about tho
t oage now, and ns one approached
- inore closely than his majesty thought
proper he leaped to his feet and
dashed madly against tho burs, roar-
. ing loudly and clawing viciously In
v-.i. . .v. ..
nuTuit n liftjinlvl" Gxclalmad vir-
vnai a uoauiyi cLiaimcu vir-
Oordain was looking very closely nt
:Ahe lion, and Instead of replying
.moved forward nearer tho cage. The
Jlon' growled savagely, hurling hlm
nolf against thn bars, and then Gor
don stepped quite close to nun. ino
'f beast stopped suddonly and tv'd the
l man in snunce. jv- iuuk, uunusi ui
human recognition, chnngod the ex-
p presslon of hlH faco. Ho growled, but
no longer nngrlly growl of friendly
?s greeting Oordon could havo sworn.
U. i inoiiKiii an inucn, sniu me man,
jn luriuiiK u'u urn virKiuiii una uun ui
tha i?fillrptnrs nt hln hark. "Son thnt
' .pfPj scar o" "'Q lldo of thut
S forenrin there'"' ho nuked.
"This Is tho fellow I liberated from
the pit." continued Gordon, "and be
"Well, I shouldn't bank too strongly
on bis gratitude It I were you,"
warned the collector.
N.n T Ann't lntan1 iana-hail
uuu . . . i. a
Two days Inter Virginia Scott and
a, northbound steamer, and among the
other passengers and cargo wcro the
..if.,,.,.,.. -,7 ,v,i- -,ii,t h.o.l.
collectors and their wild beasts.
Kor floveral days after receiving his
wmmd TAVlnr wan down with favor
woun,? Aa,0r . 1 U0 ...j . - i u '
but tho moment ho COUId travel ho
Kelly set off on their return to
tho coast, the former bent now Upon
carrying his felonious designs to a
to rob and murder
even If ho had
Gordon In tho
heart of New York. The man was
desperate. His expedition had cost
lilm all the money that he could beg.
borrow or steal. He owed Kolly not
nlono tho promised reward but sev
eral hundred dollars In cash that tho
latter had advanced toward the
financing of the work
He must bavo
money ho must have a lot of It and
v.,- i.rniino,i t o-.t tt vvr
In hl llfn hnd Scott Tavlor been so
dangerous an enemy, and In this state
of mind he and Kelly caugnt tno
steamer ionowing mat upon wmgu
vi-i. .n nnrinn hnii niiH
iinrnnn -wniien iimv inn nours or
1,10 voyage, when ho could not be In
ot'tta : great Hon: "'ko one else could
approach the beast, with the posslblo
exception of Virginia Scott, whom the
n-nlnial ecemed to tolerate ao long as
mo i v urij iiiuii'rn w illicit htiu
mosi iriKniiui rape; uui wncu uor
a MtJrP' .P'rmlttlng the American to
mn.irlvn wrlnltl.! fr.
At Liverpool Gordon bade farewell
to his savage. Jungle friend, for he
ina Virginia wcro to tako a rast liner
for New York, tho colleotors following
"Good-by, old man. said Oordon In
Porting, stroking the mighty muzzle.
.,.. -!. k,.. imi ....
especially as I most vividly recall
you as you Mood over me thero In
J"u' iSf,"" ?s
your aavago Junglo ethics, while grat-
iiuAo and appotlto battled within your
hrAatittinr1 thnf vnn Ann fnrrrnt
u wu Mif v. wumo, tti.iuu
The l?on rumbled In hi. throat and
4 uuuv-u ...a .nut iuu.it. bwai
coulcrgot, and thus Gordon left him.
Within a few days the huge beast
wng 8old t0 a travelling American
circus, where he was presently ex-
hlblted to wondering crowds, "Uon,
King of lie.tsts, the Man-eating Lion
from tho Wilds of Central Africa."
Ho roared and ramped and struggled
for llborty for days, but at last he
Beemed to realize the futility of his
. n i Vi n4 .1 n .1 IhIa ... 1 1 .
cuvi in. uu...m.v.u 4 oumc
miior wn p.n rnnftriii n 1 m f(Ti,r avitn
"Ho's a ugly one," commented the
big Irishman, whose special charge
Hon was: "an' decn. too. Hn'll t?et
amine 'un vet. Yeh can't never tru.t
Fume un jrui. " ' "crr "U"V
then forest tared critters! thev ra all
int.. T.n wnr.'. y
KS. SCOTT had met Virginia
micio, in mo i.ii.:iiioiii.
and rejoicing of the reunion
of tho mother and daughter.
the manlla envelope and Its contents
were forgotten until alter Gordon hod
seen the two eafely aboard their train
Before parting with him both had
urged that he ylslt them at an early
date, and gladly indeed had Oordon
promised to do so. It waa not until
their train hod pulled out of the sta-
ior many aays morearier. it naa
ctonsoiX tho Atlantic in one of his
Murphy, and that gentleman bad re-
moved jt( with other papers, as was
h oustom to . C8rtaln dPaw,. ln
T 1 . . . . 1 . . . . .
' " ' , . " " 't""
of far froater Interest than unan-
e," aj bUla' ?i
V.Wh-deiSSn-a, o''S fit
He had met this friend ln the trill
ot al. -
unv u. iua 1.1 u iiio ua uu itaiiucu
In New York, and fifteen minutes
later had promised to leave with him
early the following morning.
Mrs. Bcott and Virginia waited n
reasonable tlmo, and then, hearing
l!"nnKnd,rr firtZ ,yrt8
IMOT roacSed Now Yofk thSV.w dav
1?"?' rc"eu ..iw i0.rK tho very day
thut witnessed the return of X
and Kelly, and tho latter, sent
certain tho whereabouts of a
proceuod thn postman Into the
mont building whore Gordon's bach
elor noma was located by a few paces
vn.i n, iu..i .i i -i
forme pmctlc'o and long years o
ui uiucr. .... .
Gordon " he T said to the mall carrier
uiiBusiuc uus, uio carrier snuuien
on a noir uozen pieces or mall mattor
and haiulod them to Kolly, who re-
sumed his way to tho elevator, stuffed
uio loners in nis pocKot and a
moment later rang the bell at Gor-
don's door. Murphy answered the
summons and, thanks to a slight dls-
gulsn, fnllod to recognize the card
narp of tho trip out
"No. sir; Mr. Oordon Is not In," ho
rrniien 10 jveny s inquiry, "no tins
gone out of town for a couple of
wi'eks. What name, sir?'
"On, bo doesn't know me," replied
Kelly. "I'll call again after be comes
uon mat Virginia recauea tne paper Virginia's letter and then ho rum- t0 nta room' LM two """res in tno " L ,V " 0 ui n r t vin r ami irJ Z open meadowland. He raised his tne intruder, dui ne wm -ur- ai . ulu, wlt.r. wm a iow snea ana
Gordon, for which Gordon had made the long ma&d through tbS mas" of shrubbery circled the irrounds until ??mXSV ToVth. '$$ buu tt. A little tremor of was not Mr. Gordon. He would In- ,- later the ' canUvoro was
note, ver- journey and risked his life. 'ffiff T.JH !.-LW 5? - ""S KTTwTO'S
" ro- tl must nove rorgotxen it, too," r,l.j ,CZ r Vriit. until a lleht annearins Droclalmed aaa eM l" car ura lnla ln" Pm" . . Z. ' . " the nail, ne xurnea in xam uuovviuu ui vns neeiag Taylor.
A" -v .a. ........ r. ; uncovered the long manlla envelope, umu a Kn' "PPe'f'i'aP0'"13014 .n.i dlsannear in the direction of tenlng. He heard the ehouta of ap- v, a..-. nni 1 ........ u t
DUt sno ouo amu uuk uuil (Jfguaoijr aiscoTor "Hey. MUmhyl hO Oalled. "IllnS tnni UOraon nrl a-nno lO nis room. Z,Z,, . i V . w i . . . . .I . l l. . nrnaz-hln.' man mlnirlad wlHh thai Uoroon rouin. in naa ju.. v,-... 1 . 'i ui.i uiauua iiAii
e a guilty It and mall It to you to-day." up "Sd And 'SSfwhen the first train "We'll loaf around until he's JS1'?; the old fashioned wardrobe built Into Wlffi. with
ner eyes M, riv,. rw., a,a a , through Bcottsv le. Vlrtr nla. leaves." asleep." whispered one of the :ZT.LS"7JZ:'.-1 i... v,.. u.; w .. n n,nn'-dnor whan the r""""""' asavago.. jungie
.2' a va,. dlarnvar h m.niii. anvinn .fP."0W'n5L h-" "."K1?1' at Pr" ... .. .. . to DroDerlv receive his returninB mil. through the opening In the broken , .tranra footfalla ascending nanciful virwTrTiJ .JJif?J.a.
iunu -' - inn ninnnn or inn Mitnnv imin iown. nrtAAn minHtM i UTAr inn nrni in
. . . . .. .... . . . oiihimsou 111 aa niuo ui tuna nmi nuiat or trie sort rummer nirnt was
I wonder uoraona aesn wnere - unnmsnea dusi- a marooned travelling man. Ieanlng hVoken only by the cicadas, the sub- library, leaving the French doors ou"'r ""uu" wpoaawa, It Wu
I-, .nd -' reposed. awaltlng the leisurely close to Taylors er Kelly whispered, $0!? .aL!lt?" rXZ
mw . , mnnanr. or . 1 I innlnn 1111 n ijuiiiiti mj. um.i.tiam. a T w .Mm m.u brvswwws. wi -t hvm. -tnw w . .
11.- w t l u. . . . . m i"IU "Uatua 4 uvuwwm I I .w - T. roaUl aurmjulaknl rm T.lm-.BT tn.Mnnf ITUJIIO. a O
r'a'n'W-aV-i- - immm "---iwiinniiwMi l-.-.-.-t.-.v-y-,rrrrru-rnnrru.rlrul-
1 , 1 J Room L
home. It's Just a little business mat-
vv. aim uo lumtu aim uciiwwu.
- . CK '". "J? nat on we" un8 "un"
rlrort nnl li'nrlv. fifth Hr Ifollv
r . r :r . V
handed the mall to Taylor. One by
one the envelopes were steamed open
and the .content read. Only the letter
;.", i"ot tha inar MnOUnri
.V"""-";-. y,:; ,v " ,
thlJ nnDer at tha sama tlmi
.? know ho tayrf the land thSrS".
flX nnd r - it nil
K ml tor em into aor
Two weeks Tater Dick Oordon sat
before M. desk In his
ff,1""" 51iiK l "m""
jshed business" drawer at his right
engaged a negro to drive him to The
Ookn, and was
presently moinng nis
dusty way in the direction of the
gtntriy hcoii nomesieaa.
Two minutes after he had driven off
Kelly rushed breathlessly Into ths
barroom of the Uvern where Taylor
"Driven off toward The O&tai," re-
-An rfrht hell keep till night"
nd Taylor resumed the pleasurable
task of seporntlng the travelling man
rrom nis expense money.
At Tho Oaks Gordon discovered
rfcnt m. R-ntt and Virginia, warn
" '. .. '"'J:,-. - ...rtTJ'V---
""". aimiiur. . ..v... -"".
siting friends at a nearby town.
"ney'll be bark to-morrer. Mlstah
5rdon," said the old colored butler;
loshus to see you-all. Doy's been
expcotln' yo fob a right emoht time,
Yo come right along of me. an I'll
yo yo?e Voomyo mo? cuttlny
5?.Mfr U M,M R"th Ml"
'Qinla retuhns." .
"It's mighty good of you,", said
Gordon, "and I'll do It. Ivet ma see
..hi. ... AHi.inwnn atii vai i nni 7
jui. n.o iinnniitnH.it ... u j wi. ..w .
heard Miss Virginia speak of
sah." replied the old fellow, beaming
V" i-h-v- r i .V "
my great gran' doddy "bout fouan
?aHHSi5 .Sfn'f i h I.n S nan-ii
'sef'-ah e" en'a
"Vour people have sure bcerf with
the Scotts for some time, Washing-
ton." commented Oordon. with a smile.
ss be followed the old man up the
grand staircase to tbe second floor.
Gordon's room lay at the far end
of a long hall, overlooking the roof
of the veranda .tnd a pleasant, wooded
lawn at tho side of the house,
Tha vonnp mnn -nnnaad tha hnlanra
of the day wandering about the
grounds, chatting with the negroes,
ami longing for tho coming of the
marrow that would bring Virginia
ScMt. In the evening he sat upon a
settee beneath a tree on the front
lawn. amoVlnir and llatenlnr ta the
uamoa unu mo singing oi wio negroes
in their quarters down the road.
nn..-lnn .(.. ,v,ll,
. mi iuhvu
shrubbery which hid the road, as It
also hid from bis eyos the two silent
figures that crept stealthily in Its
iney wmtonea nim uoraon arose,
. - - -
From across the
wara xne nouse
Douom lanas two mnes away came
faln.ty the rumble of a train. Bud-
ien-Iy f hr-li' -w.hiBt'f.rom.."n AL"8
Immediately afterward fol-
owed by a dull, booming sound that
BMm,d to -haka th0 earth. Gordon
H"d nd ,
... "t" 7 funded 1 inlrVhtllv Ilka lil
but It probably wasn't at thai Noisei
always seem exaggerated at night."
.For a moment Gordon stood Jtsten-
& aln.' ente V& and aendSd
Gordon's chamber was extinguished.
"He's turned in," whispered the
other prowler. . I
"Well stick for a quarter of an
j,our longer," said the firstr" give
m a Ohanoe to get to sleep."
For a wnne Doth were silent The
the negro quarters,
"Don t them coons nerer go
bedT" growled Kelley querulously.
Taylor made no response. He was
fidgeting uneasily. He wished the
Job well over. Time and again he fin
gre xne auroTnauo in tne sine
POCKet or nis coat, unce ne arow mo
Ti.ZT . u ir,iuo
that day removed the cartridge clip
and counted the shells. "Nine of 'em
m-ntri Thia.. t.n n,'i" rvhl
mented. "That's ten ohl" The
clip had slipped from his nervous fin
gera and fallen to the ground. Has
t.ly he snatched It up and .lipped It
lM th.etfPJLf. ,h ?P
"Come onl" he whispered to Kelly,
"We'll sneak ln up to his door and
listen there-thts waltln' gets my
"Mine, too," said Kelly, and the
two slunk from tree to tree until
.iaat. a a a. . .ia
they were well in tho shadows of ihe
house. Then they circled to the
V. . I; .lolree until
i"u iu auo
lTT' mountd ""1PM
" ...o. .did-
nhnna ha hrnka th alanii. r.r ,v,.
'nt"rlor with a brazen clanging,
bursting upon their startled ear, with
Tho Days When TRKPABEDNESS" Bared
Onr Country Are Stirringly Described la
When Liberty Was Born
By Albert Payson Terhune
This will bo next week's complete novel In Tho Evening World. It
is a romance oi love ana patriotism
all ths terrlMa valvma of a Txynndln
nro gong, xne two men orew naog
hurriedly, slinking Into the deeper
-i i - .u J - - t. - t
ouauuna i iiia duu vi ma purcu uuu
crouching behind a awlnrinr Doroh
prtatnUr lbrht shone in the 11-
brighter and steadier aa the old but-
lor ouivibu tviiu aa lamp auu awfc i k
upon the table. The telephone bell
was still ringing Intermittently. Tay-
ior nn,i Kolley -trained their ears to
tch his words, but could not.
(f tSht Instead
ald 'rae was
"rtout WU ilto fta tfi
s'taUou which delaVed. us-wiThad to'
"ili0 ."i ?!KAh8,.M.??.ntJ??j'
?l' v?. if. n.;.?wn wlln
,T ,QM ' w
u 0W man.
A morAnt later ?. wasrouUng
tress. He took the lamD with him.
leaving the library Bghted only by
the moon wbloh now streamed a
stiver shaft tb.ough the doors and
When they were sure that -. . A
gone Taylo? and KeUy crept .rom
their hiding place and entered tne
waa the butlor. Fearing that b waa
returning to tbe first floor tbe oon-
spirators dodged Into the muslo room,
the doorway of which was close to
the bottom of the stairs.
- . .
Ben. IClng of Beasts, objected
flat car. Although the process con-
meA yrt Uta to f3aJ
J, up 'incUn, onto the car. he
objected nevertheless, aa he objeoted
to every chanco of location which
necessitated tbe closer proximity at
ESti? OI OIS
"ut l'adM he waa. and then cam.
a,. ,.ft.i iiti. .V ,.m r
,h- nhiin. ,. ..ns f
whistles, the grinding of brakes and
.... . . . . .
1t Kam V. . . .wMla.Vln.
rlrmis train In a railroad vard. It
,amed an eternity before the long
gained an eternity before the long
tTaln "puHod'out 'of ?he WllaVe 3
the nerve racking discords nave nlace
nerve racHuntr discords nave mace
o tbn rhythmic rumble of the open
n mi rviua ruuc y uwaKvnou ur aa
.v.i.i. .... i..
whistle, followed almost Immediately
by a terrific crash, and the pounding
tnat every true American should read,
nf tho darallaxl flat nvar thn M fnr
a, nunarea yaras until at last it
toppled Into the ditch, hurling Us
- . .. I .1
cafiu ui wniiaj uwmw iuiuuku u
barbed wire fence into a field beyond.
Ben's oage rolled over and over, one
end ot the top snapping a telegraph
grouno. Arter it naa coir e to rest
' . ' -- . . ' -. -
mollahed tenoe tho Hon lay half dazod
i sevorau mmuves. inon no roau
gingerly, as though expecting to dls-
ftbat Wi W been
rumbled out a low roar. His cage
was lying on ltn aide. What was
thatT B oooked hla taad upon ooo
the telegraph pole-there waa a great
hole, bri .throih which two Hone
hve wnJ.ked ?reaot' . .
ofl f?- Hi
cage. He waa tree! Men were run-
nlng toward him from the rear of the
train. They had not seen bun yet
Kor an Instant foe, hesitated as ihough
minded to remain and wreslt ven-
ence on the human race; then a
Kmpeo of dletant woods and the lure
upou wata voo iuuuq ioi mm.
for oover. It hid him effeotualry from
"Irht of ttie men now orowdlnjr
about the derailed flat
Dropping Into a arwlngtag stride, he
moved straight up wind. All about
vim .v.. . .i.
He licked hie chops and whined. A
his way. This was something newt
He enlffed inquiringly it It then lie
ourled his Hps dlmlalnfully at the
puny strands tnat the foolish men-
creatures had thouarht to lnrDrltjon
him with, for he beliovod that this
lo raTsed 2 mlgMy forepaw and
smota It. Th. h.ri,. ni.Pn.ai.i.
fiaah. iirtin .n ir.
raised his eyes to measure the height
.... . . . . .
tt Ym. Kn rplar T ,.. 1 .ItlaV.II..
Iow. Still growllntr. Hen ixMindivl nvar
a . a- - - . . .
. Tno wind now brought down to
W. ioatrlT. to strong osheop
and cows and swine, fllllmr him with
mm cotvs ana swine, rimnz mm wiin
lust for the hot WoV, the dripping
.v.. w.tnu nun. no iuui u vviiu-
mil a nuiu .nH i. ui.. .i..
In the dust of a white turnpike. Across
man anil herblvora. The lion lowered
ms head and walked throuith the
hedge. He found hlmsa If upon a well
kept lawn, dotted here and there with
nnnins and trees, At the fnr side of
the lawn ross a large white structure,
gleamtng In thn moonlight
Majestically tho Imperial beast
moved across the close cropped sward
a golden lion upon a velvet rug ot
green A settee lay in his path. It was
something new, and all new things
were to be Investigated. -He sniffed
at It, and on the Instant his whole
mannar changed, A nervous tremor
of excitement ran through bis supple
body. His tall twitched and trembled,
His eyes glowed brighter. A low whine
broku from his savugn 1 1 pa.
Uon went In nose to the grass,
Tho spoor was fresh and plain -It
was tho K)or of his one-man friend,
Hen followed It across tho lawn to
ths foot of the veranda strim. Ilore
be paused, looking dubloimly up at
the manmade structure. It might
bo another trap built for his capture;
but no, the inan-frlend was there,
and It mist be safe.
Tho, lion mounted the steps, still
sniffing wlt. lowered nose. Upon the
veranda a now spoor lay fresher over
that of the other a spoor that sot
b s tall to lashing angrily and put a
hideous light Into Ills yellow eyes-
wicked and .Implacable now. The
scont led through ojwn doors Into
the interior. Ihe beast thrust his
hoad within and surveyed the room.
lie saw no one, but plainly he caught
ths scent of those whose scent he
Hmk .1 . J.enr.ned. 7,.horf ,U mlnl
t. L''r.l' blV'? mft0'..
rJm fhtMul3i;l-11f.'nt.,urJ .V"!
room, tho thick rug beneath padded
aimm lurwi no oound. in me
centre or the library ho halted. A
iud own aoorwajr ran tun upon him. "- p . ; "- .v
reveallnrhlm In all his majesty o( J' wondered, but he fought or sJow
savags strength and alertness. y b"1 "rc,p overcoming the weaken-
For all ho moved now h' might ,nuT"?.l0 .
have been a mounted speclmon stand- JThft Jlon PUd against th door
Ing there Upon the Oriental rug be- J?"1 "Il forepaw. It did not open,
ncath his feet, for he was listening. ,lB clllwel1 t the panels, madly,
A slight sound had come to those thunderously. No frail wood could
sensitive ears from out of the dark- ionK withstand that mighty force,
ness of the musto room. Ills yellow Hpllntera were torn away. The two
eyes bored straight ahead through men within the room heard, and ona
the open doorway before hlra. was terrified and the other wonder-
Taylor, hearing no further sounds
from above, whispered to Kelly to Oordon was pushing Taylor track
follow hlra. Cautiously ha moved against a table, further and further,
toward ttie doorway leading into the when the latter, in a sudden and mo
library at the foot of the stairs. As mentary burst of energy, struggled
he peered out bis eyes suddenly went up and ought his conqueror back a
wide, his lower Jaw fell, his knees step or two. Uencath their feet lay
trembled, for. standing motionless In rug, rumpled and twisted aa ttey
the center of the library, be saw a had pasted back and forth acrosa it.
huge lion. Gordon's foot caught In it as Taylor
Kor an instant the man wu paral- surged against hfm, and be fell heav
yed with terror: and then the Uon, Hr backward, striking his head
giving voice to a single quick, short against the edge of a ohalr.
growl, charged. Taylor dodged back Taylor could scarce credit the good
Into the muslo room, too terrified to fortune that hod saved him at the
scream. Directly behind him was eleventh hour. Gordon lay uneon
Kelly. In his mad panlo of fear Tay- sclous beneath him. The Hon was
lor hurlod his accomplice backward battering the door to pieces Just be
to the floor. Then he scrambled be- yond. behind was an open window
neath a grand piano Just aa the Hon leading onto the roof of the veranda,
leaped Into the room. The first object Tnylnr halt started to mako a break
that the beast's eyes encountered was for escape from the lion whea tho
the prostrate form of Kelly. The object of bis mission rushed t his
man waa scrambling to his feet when mind.
he saw the animal, but he never He bad risked too much to abaadon
reached them. all now when success, such aa It was.
From beneath the piano Taylor siw Jay In his grasp. Hastily ha sprAr,J
the Hon spring upon the doomed to his feet and ran to the ohalr where
Kelly. For an Instant the beast's at- Gordon's clothes lay. As he snatched
tentlon waa oocupted, and Taylor up a garment and began to run
took the slender advantage that was hastily through It a panel crashed In
his to scurry from the room and race beneath the lion's powerful blows and
madly up the staircase to the second Taylor saw the gleaming, yellow eyes
floor. glaring at him through the aperture.
He ran straight for the. closed door with a gasp of terror tba man ran
at the far end oi the hall, the door bis hand Inside the coat, his fingers
leading Into nichard Gordon's room, came In contact with a long manlln
He bad scarce reached It when the
lion, abandoning the grisly thing upon
ths muslo room floor, bounded from
the room and up the stairway In
HHLVGTON PCOTT, in the
act of dressing for the re
turn of his mistress, heard
strange sounds that filtered
upward from the first floor to his
.. . Jvl., cUlnvtilaltmii
room upon tne inira, neizmg nis lamp
no maae sua way mowiy oownwiru
pon bis old and shaky legs. He was
. f turn1n thB knob of th,
door at the foot of the stairway that
opened into the second floor balcony
when he heard footsteps rushing fran-
peered out In time to see a man dodge
lnto Gordon's room and close the door.
Ho quickly had the figure disappeared
that the old butler ha4 not recognised
.. .v. .ii r
.!, w. ,TM
the hall caused him to turn ma eyes
in that direction.
-fjord a'mlgbtyl" ahrleked the oM
aye, fell upon the hideous
- - -
too laie w rnnai ta wa
down whlon ha Just had
had heard en eca turn in
Gordon's door. There was only the
old fsthn-sd oupboard in the wall
beatde hlra. Not an fifty year had
w.w,,n,-tm floabt moved with madh
wMngton HM n" ""
nalarltv aa he erlnoed In the next
quarter second. With a wrenoh he
r J" J
hurdlBr 1,8 vlwll,ed lnto tne dark
closet .lamming the door to after
him. Within waa a eraah of broken
flooring and then sllenoe.
Tho Hon rushed past tho old man's
hiding place without even pausing to
lnrettftlrute. H wui ufter bicyer
fame than a dcre,pjt old darky.
Am Tavlor iajihrt Into h rnnm
1 a.. n a-. .ML.na1 -... Ik. nJ..
m...... . '
a -i i a 1 1 u ii iiii iiin urn. xariur. auuwe
, ,., ... ... . . .,,,.
that the Umo for stealth waa
passed and that the whole house
yanacu ivu vuni ine waote nouso
would be aroused In an Instant drew
lnn aa ih. I.ti rn.. In M. h.i Tk.
bullot passed through Gordon-a pa-
Jama coat JA Xll
Then Tavlor. with . mtni.i ntn
mora." pulled the trieirer atrsln Thr
' P".! . . tli. ft Tnra
' '""""'"a "i"'1 uuruun
was upon him. Frantically Taylor
pressed the weapon to his victim's
body and pulled the trigger futllely.
In roturnlng the clip to the automatlo
whon it had fallen to the ground from
his norvous lingers enrller In ths eve-
nlng ho had reversed It, so thnt the
cartridges 'were polntod to tha rear,
Jammffg tbe mechanism after the
first snot had exploded the cartridge
already ln be chamber.
Onoe la .Gordon's grasp, Taylor
realized how hopelessly he waa out-
classed. The clean life of his antag-
onist found Tylor helpltsi In the
other's power, Vet the man fought
on Ui.iiralel', for lm knew that a
long prison term u waited htm should
hi be made captlvn now. - .1
Around and arouiiij the room Iht
two men slrugKlrw Taylor beat
madly at Gordon a face, but the tatter
sought the other's throat, striking
only occasionally, and then only when
n blow could be well delivered and
In the ball beyond the lion, had
hailed before the door to sniff and
listen. Jl'rom within came the sounds
0f combat and the scfliU of friend and
foe. The great beast opened bla wide
jaws and roared out a thunderous
challengo a challenge that sent
Washington Scott cowering in terror
to tho furthermost recesses ot the lit-
tie closet and brought Oordon to a
momentary pause of wonder ta the
battle) he was waging for hU llf in
tho.gu.st chamber of the Bcott man-
Hut Richard Oordon had no'tlme to
envelope, and he knew that he had
won. Stuffing the prize Into his own
pockot he turned and scrambled
through the window to the roof of the
veranda, ran to the edge and lying
upon his stomach lowered hhnMlf
quickly until he hung by bis hands.
Then he let go and dropped to a soft
landing In a clump of bushes beneath.
Almost simultaneously ttfo laat or
the door fell in beneath lien's batter
ing, and (he Hon sprang into
room. For Just an Instant heoweftft
his muzzle to ths faco ot tho pros
ww.uw.., -ii'uvm, vtiiiuou, aim
thcn caugnt Taylor's spoor and fol.
trate Oordon, sniffed, whined, and
jowea it tnrougn tne window onto tho
Gordon, but room.ntarlry stunned,
qut of th8 Uon aiMpJffiiV
through the window. Imping to hU
feet he followed and looked out. Ho
stood there measuring the distance
a cpl " a i!J ""S"-....
t HLr f theof!
the hruiat ahniiM n.a vi a...
without harming him. iranfrom his
camng t0tn ,'6ryt;""a aln
The old butler, bearing his Yoke
answered brm In trembling tona
from bis hiding place. if
"Mtetah Go'don!" he cried. Wnafo
ia u i Am no wenti
uoraon paused. The voice oamn
apparently from close beside him,
''Whara ara TnifT" v ..u
...v.. i , " i 3 " ; r .
hamper. Ah'a stuck fast. It he am
went please corns an' hep me outen
"He's went.' all rlrht." raniu a.,.
don, opening the door of tho closet to
find that Washington had broWan
'"f.0"? .tn?.bo.ltomand was so tightly
n.hiif , l?'m D0,.n lo "berate. him.
craanlnrTnVnean? .WMk8 "'norously
was Drowllnir somawhara ahnm !!.
Was prowllnir somewharo ahnnt mna
of them, promptly retreated to their
J00"18' where they fell to praying. A
over tho young man.
h,?ra5lor could hve followe4 him for
L-VW "a UC-
tcoaiuj. uiier an. in nia ntiavat
da. aa...K 1.1- ' . a . .
and a hrmtv nmir,!..i!lf; :n?-nl?.r'
. -...aaaavws an raiBu a ii n
tact that the precious document had
old-fashioned muzxla fod"
um-iasnionea muzzia inndar trnm ...
of the servants. Gordon hastened
w. win ncruca quariers
ru da him ah. ir.. ,?...
1",? akenv which was. Oordon
WCAV - that ,R W,"Ch
The moment that Taylor had ax-
trlcatcd himself from the bushes i
rln. nf01lnl to the front of the house
and down past the negroes' shacks.
paarung out onio tne turnpiRe below
them and following that In the dlrtc-
Lon Scottavllle. He did not know
J1"" tne lion had followed him, Imag-
,n,nK Instead that the beast had re-
n,a,ned to maul end possibly to
devour Oordon. The thought, while
11 Induced a shudder, was far from
unwelcome, since It compassed tho
elimination ot Oordon, and so, as tar
a Taylor knew, the only witness to
m presence In ihe Soott homo. .
(To D v Continued.)