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of the 'setting sun making ahald
around them, and seeming-to s'et
thewomans hair on fire.
- . $nd if- I don't?' she- said
"Red Qoud looked deep- into
, her eyes for a moment, and then
he-opened his arms,and she came
into them. ' .
"''i sprang forward, but she
turfte'her head and her eyes
blk&ed at me. "
'- -'Go ayjtey," she said, 'and
leave us'alone. '
; "So I turned and Tyen,'t into-the
woods, - and tramped up and
Y down, ftp and down, trying to
' figure out my duty as a trooper
of the-Queen. ' t
"The woman wanted th.4 man.
But she wjis'a white woman; and
ihenieceof 'thcgovernor general
v ,YT remembered little things
about Red Qoud. remembered
the first time I had seen him,
jyhen I had seen him, when I had
comer" fo him- with- the1 treaty
papers; and he had told me, scorn
Fully, tfiat" I 'was a servant of- r
woman,' and he a chief in his own
right, I remembered how one
Y day I 'hadsseen him strike down
a young brave who had trampled
carelessly on a little Indian pa
poose, I remembered how, when
the final treaty was made, he had
refused to sign. until the Word
'free' was inserted before Sioux
nation.''-1 "remembered- howvhe
fiad'fotight Moose Head, theCree
chieftain because of a ord
"I can't say I made up my own
miad Myt-wn v mind -said I '
ought to go back and take the
woman away. But deep inside of;
me, a voice seemed o J?e remind
ing' meof all the things I knew
Red Cloud to berand to be shout-
"'She, is a woman full grown
She is a womn full grown. And
he is a man. Who are you to cor
rect destiny. -"
"When I went tack,: they still
were standing" there, on 'the khOll
above the camp. Thevsun had set,
and the mysterious twilight of
the Nprth lurked about them, and
made mystery. Thelridianarm
was anojand the wotnan's should
ers The woman was lookipgup
into his face. They never, heard
nle cotne-up. , ' '
"Wfell?' I said.
" 'Mefcfoyso we go-in and talk,1
said Red Cloud. '
- "OnJ the way to the tent, the (
woman d?opped "behindand lajd ,
her hand on my arm.' ,
" Tarn -the bride of Red Cloud,' "
she said. ' i
" 'And your, uncle, Mhe gover- .
nor general?' I asked. - ;
" "Tis Tiis own fault, who sent
me into the wilderness with half
a man,' said she.
" 'You meanSanford?''I asked
" 'I mean Sanford,' said she.
- " 'He wasyour fiance,' I saj$K -
"'I would hot wed a man
whose stomach is water,' said
-'"And what message shall I
send ?'I asked.
' rMTell my uhele that I, of my
own-free will and desire, have he--come-wedded-to
Red Cloud. TeU