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There he crouched, trapped, to
starve, and rot among the weeds,
or to cry and keep crying- until
Would his friends hear him?
Or would some squatter , come,
eager to obtain the reward for a
-captured convict? He dared not
Not yet, at any rate. The day
dawned; now he could see the
iron ball lying at the end of the
chain, not three feet distant,
among the weeds. He thought,
Then he grew desperate, and,
seizing sharp flints from the side
of the pit, sawed wildly at the
links. After an hour h'e desisted.
His hands were bleeding, and the
runts were powdered, but there
was not -the least Impression in
A47 became a furious madman
then. Anything rather thari death
there. And anything rather than
recapture. He shouted till liis dry
tongue clove-to 'his palate and his
voice was nothing but a whisper.
In vain ; there was no answering
sound, no help. His voice was
lost among the palmetto tangles.
He ceased and pulled the chain
toward him, meaning tor dash his
head against the ball and end his
sufferings. Then He sprang to his
feet with a wild cry. The last link
of the chain was broken, and the
ball lay still among the weeds.
- The fall had snapped the last
link from the ball. He liad been
fighting nothing but his own ig
norance. Why, he was free free
to raise either leg and climb
it 01 months, the belief that his
leg was chained and could not be
elevated, had wrought upon his
imagination and physically dis
' Half an hour later he was
whirling southward in the automobile.
"I want an estimate on tenf
thousand, letter-heads," said the
professional-looking man with
the silk hat.
"Any special design?" asked
the engraver ;
"Yes, sir.. In the upper left
hand corner I want a catchy cut
of Patrick Henry making his
memorable-speech, and under the
cut, print' his great words: 'Give
me liberty or give me death You
see, I'm a divorce lawyer and
want something appropriate."
"Yes, little girl," said the kind
old man with the white whiskers;
"I have an immense candy-store,
and I am going to give you all
the candy you can eat."
"Oh, goody 1" cried the little
girl, dancing about wtih happi
ness. "Now," continued the kind old
man, lhow much candy can you
"How much candy have you
Dr. Wiley, the government's
food expert begins his second
GREAT FOOD SERIES in
The Day Root, Monday.
swiftly to freedom. Only the hab- J