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interfering with his nefarious
plans. . .
5'Esther summoned all her innate-
bravery. ancLgood sense. In
one -corner of the tover room
stood a repeating rifle, a part of
the. furnishment . of all isolated
stations along the line.' ..With
pride and nerve she recalled some?
of her past proficiency in arch
ery. She threw up a west, win
dow, took aim' at the semaphore,
No result Again and there,
was a crash. She had shot o.ut
the white light signal! Surely
the Night Flyer would .take some;
heed of this circumstance!.
, A second rapid suggestion,
came to her mind,-andshe ran for'-i
a corner where a big bundle 'of red
fire signal fuseslay. . ;
Carrying these to the.table,.she.
selected one. Drawing the .screen
from the lamp, she flared -the -ends
of the fusee and gave it a fling., It
landed, hissing and .sputtering,
amid the loose hays-near-tne 'cat-'
tie pens. In an instant the mass
burst into flames. Until the bun
dle was exhausted she lit and
hurled fusees. It was not only
a grand beacon, the blazing hay,
but the glare spread red and
warningly across the sky.
Bang bang bang! A hail of
bullets from the revolver of the
man left on guard rattled across
the crashing windows of the
tower. Then he darted down the
rails in search of his companions.
" Up dashed the Night Flyer.
Esther was down from the tower,
rifle in hand, a figure heroic as
Jthe Jxain came :to a stop, and its
l.s.j - -1 ' ' '' ' '-
crew surrounded her. In an in
stant an armed party was made
up, proceeding to the east sepa
phore to investigate the situation
at that point.
The baffled bandits had fled,
but preparations were discovered
to hold up the train in true' wild
western fashion, the train which
carried in itsr express car over
half a million in currency.
The leader of the investigating
group was.a;young man from .the-
west Esthers, lover. When the
Night Flyer resumed . its :run,
Paul Reynolds -came, back-to the
tower to greet the brave "girl soon
.to-become his wife. ". . .
The railroad company did
:Something more-than pension old .
Mr. Manning. Then sent -Esther
,a substantial wadding present as
.a reward for her heroic efforts in
rsaving the.' Night Flyer.
.(Copyright by W. G; Chapman.)
; WALNUTTdANDIES y
', To the white of an egg beaten
lightly and to which there' has
been enough sugar added to make .
it very stiff put cream,a few drops
at a time,' until the whole mixture
feels like putty. Work it with the
hands, making it soft and smooth.
This may be flavored either with
vanilla or lemon juice and the -grated
rind. After it has been'
rolled into soft balls and flattened
out half a walnut may be set onto -each.
Hostess WiU you have some '
bread and butter, darling? Small
Boy Bread and butter? I ,
thought this was a jpartj l