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lie said. She nodded.
"We will make up the years
that folly has eaten," he declar
ed. "In some strange, new land,
we will live and die together. I
am strong and will make the way
rand you will forget and be
"I shall be very, very happy,"
Then they both looked up at the
slowly-calming sea. "I sea a
speck," she murmured, "far out
"And I see a speck on the rim
of the land," declared the man.
They strained their eyes, hold-
mg each other s hands tightly.
The man's brow darkened.
"It is a sail !" cried the woman.
"We shall be saved!"
"WhatI see is not a sail," said
her companion. "It is a man
crawling along the shore!"
N "A man!" -she repeated, and
clenched his hand more tightly.
The speck on the sea grew larg
er and larger until it became a
stately ship headed straight for
-the isle of cocoanuts. The speck
at the rim of the water grew larg
er until it became the figure of a
man crawling painfully along the
rock-strewn beack. The woman-!
gave a quick gasp.
"Harry! Then he did riot
The crawling figure straight
ened and walked limply toward
them. "What are you doing here
with that man I would like to
know?" he whined in a fretful
The other man growled inaudi
T)ly in his throat. A boat, -put off
from the big ship, had slipped in
and the crew beckoned. The wo
man arose and took the hand of
the man who had crawled along
"Come," she said, in a cold;
dead voice. 'We are saved. Come
When they 'arrived at the wa
ter's edge she looked Hack. Far
num was just disappearing over
the rim of the little, low hill into
the heart of the rank, tropical un
known. "S n
THREE YEARS FOR ARSON;
WANT NEW TRIAL
Peoria, 111., Jan. 20. Judgp
Green next week will set a date
for arguments on the motion far
a new trial in the case of Harvey,
A. Six, of Springfield, and Sam
uel F. Darr, of Quincy. 1
The men were found guiltyof
conspiracy to burn the Aldine
hotel in this city by the jury,
which returned Hfs verdict late
last night. "Their ' punishment
was fixed at three years in ttie
Darr 'owned the hotel "which
was destroyed by fire last March.
Six formerly was a business man
of Springfield. "' '
We fain would sing of moonlight
And of the babbling brook",
But since we've thought it over;
We know we'd get the hook.
The stars shine bright
And 'the moon is bold,
But the air, By Gosh!
Is gol-darned cojd.