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Our Friend Jennison
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•"PHE others were examining the tree-trunk
* eagerly 'i • Frenchman was usually a
quiet, seii < : '•"■ ->■ '1 fellow; but now he turned
lo the girJ wit! a bit of swagger, ; intended 1"
give her cv.r.:. • , I fancy, or perhaps it was -im
ply natural instinct breaking through the crust
of acquired n serve in the moment of supreme
trial. !Udag ber a very i«)lir.c- and graceful
bow. be aid smilingly. 'Vinia, madamc! ]«.t u^
truss. I got' shotirth* way,* an<J he started
■"Lcirvr. . i -■ reamed, 'take oil your boots
first 1 ' But i.« an rely smiled back at me, wav
iajaivaadin salutation, as if in farewell indeed,
md •cnt out .':;■ -ti the tree. He went
Bodily and without hesitation; bi:t had not
g 1 :t third 1! th< way when his foot slipped, he
10-i hij balan - .■•.;';< 11. legs and arms thresh
ing oat ».il:;v a be '-vent down head foremost,
with a h<.rn.: .rt-.^h which vh>«)k me badly.
He was :i bra.- .::.-! .1 lm.ll I suppose it
may have been son* involuntary muscular con
traction; but that cry rings in my tars y.t.
BkkerdyVe wa breathing heavily but never
raowedrthe Ku ian t-t-^wi a- 1! turned to
stone. In the silence that fallowed a bird in a
tree b<.h!'i'i '.: poured out a strain "l limpid
aasac, Bonn thing lilce our woud robin. 1 never
s»eir a bir." - ng new without seeing that
"In a moment the Ku.-.bian recovered him
sdf and, say,:,- to the girl, ' It is easier than to
die here, dome, let us try it,' went stolidly for
»^rd, the j;:ri v. -. hing him with staring eye 1 :.
He did not get » ry far, when he went over side
wise, almost as 1: he had thrown himself down,
failing ir.t.j the depths with a thump that we
could hear pj linly. The girl stood motionless
Wif frozen w :•_':: h rror.
r At the sound of that sickening thump, Bick
c-dykt, already shaken by the' tall from his
Wse, oollap .. i!i~ head had been hurt. I
Brink, an<i ':.• ;.:';. .» out !.i< pistol from the hol
ster oa hj» ii. It, ■ lapped ... and
Again Jennison paused, and then went on.
"The pirl turned at the shot, glaring with
justly eyes, her lips drawn tight across to the
corners of bi r mouth, showing gleaming teeth;
then, throwing ••■}> her arms, she ran across the
»cc as if \t hod kna bridge ten feet wide!
JVt v. t ;. ■ . -. ;_. before, lot< of them: but
somehow ::.i sudden ami tragic end of my
comrades shook me hard with a ... that
even now. .1 i difficult to understand. Perhaps
t was the koKliness of the place, which looked
indsscribably desolate in the last rays of the
sinking sun just down behind a tall moun
t*in on t>.> the west; perhaps the thought of
those ravening wolves coming «,vct the pl.tin
'' • : .ir.eth.nj; to do with it. The
littk- bird • bustling melody from a stunted pine
jirre-l :-.- horribly, — the only living thing on
*kst side the thasm with me and Bickerdjnke's
gruesome face! It was not the fir^t time 1 had
faced •'< ath, nor the second. Never before hail
A rtaliy shaken me; but this time the toward
lies hidden away within every man would
»••* Wj» c!-,wn.
"After the girl had flitted across the ravine, 1
ooold neitheT stay there with Bickerdyke ami
tlut singing bird, nor turn back and face the
Bandits like a ::ian. nor seek the death that had
cjiae t.,- Lefevre and the Russian. 1 had not
even courage todo as Bickerdyke had .lone. It
scares :m- now to ■ iiink of the abject funk that
came over me ahile 1 stw»d there hesitating. It
■IS i:iq.»jssi!jie to walk across that siun trec
truak; but presently, when the girl called to
en.- from the other side, 1 actually crawled on it
on hands and knees, grasped it with legs ami
arms, and \n-^: U \., bunch my way over.
ooi with every .-iforf but I'd
R "y : ■ ■■• • rend slipped
■ ; "" : ■ '■ ' / '■■■' r twelve !.et, where it
oagat again on ther ■ I an 1 held fast, the end
iwasOTmc : : - a the other. The jar
■ja nic forward nearly vi the cliff and almost
m, .•; [ /ut >hviT frij-ht, I think, made
«c bold on somehow." A httfc scream came
• rora ap , ;: , ... i:i( , , | oola:d up . i( ;,. wisc l(J ■
;,h over the edge of the chasm. She
» v JTi A-i sometfamg 1 couldn't catch,
, ** ' iCT h;i "'l with a little feminine gesture. —
•i en-ouragftnent, n.^ioutit.— an.l disappeared.
The girl had seen her
_•' <"^'.r.. th<- Russian, go V, his death and
o,;! r '" '■" a Vjur " J I when she saw a stranger
*pping to the same fate- her vo.ee came to h.-r
•ml _ v,e screamed " Jennison stopped with a
O|bt krtake , | ,;„ Lr( . : , h Vk^ g nobody;
down littfc watvr an<l , JKjkc up
Jj'iW long I wa s there 1 don't know, at the
j* -::n.- v seemed a week. The cliff in front
Where " £ Tl l™'!"^ ''"" th< " '" fcviie
tW „ U \ h * ] i; '"K''.t and v.ed^d tight;
Z^JS* to c.uh bold of and .limb
"!'• ihe jx,sture 1 was in. slanting head down-
W«« I to >:.v head t£ mad.:*",
ou« . foot thuk. and in Eheer desperation I
.ndcr,n X how lar it was to the bottom and
<^i:S.r: 11 kk t :^,r il ' !i^ <1 '' w!Mh^ uKb
r ' 4V " f lhe xttin *
ti>r,'n,l,l A ?' m y ' lr;iir »"g eyt-s. came
J nigh soin,. nft in the rocks and ht up a
fSo » V"' UjUom - » 'o«l'l s.x- ]»,r U
!^c bundled up in a shaj.less mass; and the
SUNDAY MAGAZINE FOR APRIL 4. 1909
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"Mr Jenni on 1 wa with thi party that
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|. nni ■■:) glared at !!■ 1 n< bed
• friends, he
ttc-rei it ' ! My God!"
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