car. We are bound -hand and
foot. They'll put you in the same
fix if they discover you."
Jack proceeded to explain the
situation in detail.
"H'm," muttered the olcl man.
"Two against us three. What's
the matter with me setting you
free and pitching into the crit
ters?" "Because they are armed and
ready to shoot," warned Jack.
The old man ventured cautious
ly to the door window and peered
through. Then he retreated into
the darkness. Jack heard him
chuckle and approach the door
again, his mysterious box in his
"For goodness' sake, father,
don't do anything rash!" he
"Oh, no. I'll only give those
fellows a rash," said the old man,
with a suppressed laugh.
There was the sound of rip
ping paper and breaking wood.
Then one end of the box lid was
slid gently across the window
"Hi! what's that?" sharply
yelled the man at the safe, drop
ping his burglarious tools in a
"I should say go ! Bees !" yell
ed his partner. "Ouch ! Murder !
There's a dozen of them ! A thou
sand ! A swarm !"
The captives heard a weapon
clang to the floor of the car and
the sound of hurrying footsteps.
Suddenly old Danby dashed into
the other part of the car. There
was a yell, the sounds of a scuffle.
.Glancing out, the amazed Jack
saw his father cornering one -of
the train robbers with his own re
volver. "Into that other part, double
quick," ordered the staunched
hero. "Untie those boys, or I'll
The Overland Special arrived
at its next stop with its treasure
chest intact and with a bound
prisoner. His comrade, amid the
agony of the bee bites, had leaped
from the train.
Old Danby knew so much about
the little honey makers that he
soon had them out of the car and
back "in the box destined for his
"There's a history to that ring,"
explained Jack, as he slipped the
engagement circlet on the. finger
of blushing Nance Burdick back
at their home town a few even
"Yes," chuckled his father seri
ously, "a history with a life pass
over the road for yours truly, and
a check from the railroad com
pany big enough to spare some
thing .for a wedding present."
Wet a sponge in alcohol and
lay it on the glue spot, covering
with a newspaper to prevent too
speedy evaporation. Leave for
half an hour. Then sponge again
until the glue is soft enough to
To remove grape stains wash
the goods out with warm water
soapsuds and a little ammonia
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