pany sent him to report on
, Blake's claim. J
But that was after a blast had
exploded in the Face mine about
"'Mortgage;' Said Jack to
Himself. . Z . ,f What's up now?"
ten seconds too soon and left Mil
lie Malonb alone in the world, and
after the "company had notified
her that'the.mortgagetiote'on her
little home' was overdue and after
Millieihad-goneto the office to
offer hersharerin the 'Blake claim
for a renewal in the mortgage.
Jack climbed out of-the hole on
the Blake' claim to meet Jim
Jim winked and leered. "I
reckon you're not going to report
strictly according to the facts on
this claim, are you?"
"Think not?" said Jack,
"Oh, because there's a little
something in it for you if you
don't and then there's MUlie.
f You used to be soft aboat Millie.
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"You 'go to hell !v said Jack". 1
"It's -no good, Millie," he sai4.
when he came to the orphaned
girl's home. "But 'I haven't re
ported on it yet. It's just as you
Millie you know that."
"I know," said Millie. "But yott
shan't do this for me. You
mustn't. Go and tell them the
claim is no good. If you don't,
So "salted claim" was TacPs
report. And he was hardly out of
the office before the order had
gone out to foreclose the Malon
mortgage and evict Millie Ma--lone.
Jack went to the bank and
wrote a withdrawal check. When
he had written it he tore up his
check book and threw it away,
for the check left him without
"A Swfftv Shifting of Booted
any balance. Then he hurried
back to find Millie.
' But Millie had gone. The no
tice of foreclosure and eviction
had been promptly served. But
Jack reached the companys of-
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