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general of "Canada, and even-at
pur far outpost we had heard of
her headstrong pride, and her
wilfulness. ( One 'month ago,, we
had received a? message that she,
with her fiance, Lord , Sanfor d,
was sleighing arourfd' the government-posts
of tne northwest,
and tha'twe were to'loolf out1' for
"'Don't look at nie asif I were
a-yvraith sajd ifche'LaMy Carruth-ers.1r-
' , - y
' 'But-jbiit but .where is
Lord-SanfordT I gasped at last.
""Tm'surk I don't know, "she
sdid, as'-if I'd asked her where her
pet-poodle, dog was. The last I
saw Qf Sanford, he was sitting- by
alFampfire, cursing the' Country,
arid saying that I could' do as, -I
pleased, but he-wasx going"back
tojcivifizatibri.'. - l
"fAnd he went!' I-cried while
I felt the liot ariger-rising-witliih
t) ,'I wenV she corrected, 'the
c opposite way from him.' -
VThere was. silence for a mo-
' ''I set out for Lomond' Post,
but "I must -have gone wrong
somehow, that very first day. I
made camp that night "without
any food, and the next day I took
up the trail again,, although I had
a feelirig $at I was lostnd was
goihg'm the wrong direction.
- lli' don't know when ' I sank
doWtf in the snow, and became
unconscious. I suppose 'it was
sometime during that'second day
Anyway, when I came to, Red
Cloud; was bending over me, and
rubbing my hands and slapping
iriy face, and he had food'cpokiml
for me on a fi?e. " . 'y
" Tsoonnvas'aH f-ight agsfin.'-lt
haft' been hunger, hat'had4 been
the greatest trouble. wftfrTncanefc '
Red Clou,dand-t'ibecame friend's
over the meal Tie cbfiked. '
"HetofFefedlto escort me to
Lomond Post, but L recused.-fl.
liked his, looks,, and-- so. Tcpin-!
manded himrtotai;VmeJtp his vij-3
Iage. So he did.' . ' r-
:"I felt myself gasping' '"Those
were thedays when nursihg'acfc
rat'tlesnak'e' back 'to "health was?
supposed to bea child's job along-3
Side tnisHng "'an Indian. The?
color-rose fn- thefaceof-the -Ladyf i
Carruthers. ' f
t " 'And TveTotSnd-hinva prefer
good'sbrf since' she.saidlodk
ing me in the eye! -' - ' ' f
"Red Cloud had had"hfs- back"
turned on us while 'she was speak-1
ing to me. -Nbw he turned'roundj
"'Mebbyso you go.Dajbk with
him He said' to the woman.
""'Andif I don't.?' said 'she. --
"Red Cloud shrugged his sho'uf-
ders, but I saw a gleam Jin hi
eyes. t 7
" 'Mebbyso you go back -with; "
him he repeated. '
"She went oyer tovh;th, andT
laid her Hand dn His-folded,- bate
arm, and .looked up' into 'his face."
"I'll never, forget , "the p'icture -they
made, standing. there the
Indian, tall, - rid straight, ah'd
mptioriless, and strong, ldokjtng
down-at -the -woman J and -the
woman, 'half a head shorter, ahd
fair, and white, 'and tender, cfitt'
consort'fpr' a king, with Ker'haridV
on-his armband th,e Jastaxdila