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qwsf He had crossed the sand when
something happened, f do not know
if she threw herself into the water or
if the rotten bank gave way beneath
her when she was.leaning out. I think
it was the latter. But before t could
get on my feet sheSvas heing swept
along by the current down the .river!
"You know what this Samarahan
river is? It is alive! In' that dirty
mud there are thousands of croco
diles. I got to my feet with the most
awful feeling that I have ever felt,
and, as I did so, a cry like the cry of
a lost soul came irom Hanslaw, and
his long, naked body shot out like a
shaft info thev silver stream where
the girl was battling.. It was the cry
of the soul co'ming.back to the body
it had left.
"He reached Tier in three strokes
and he swam toward this side of the
"She had fainted when he reached
the bank, and I crouched in the
shadow and watched him. Very gen
tly he picked her up in his long, sin
ewy arms and carried her up to the
bungalow, and I walked on air as I
followed. I was stunned. I was in
capable of doing anything.
"He carried her in the door and
placed her on the couch thatwas just
inside, and then she came to her
senses and spoke to him. I listened
in the dark outside. For a minute he
did not answer, then he spoke as if
the floodgates of his soul had been
suddenly ripped away, and I crawled
away down to the Dyak village. It
was, not for me to hear any more. I
had heard enough to tell me that she
was as safe as if she was in lier moth
er's home in Baltimore. That was all
I wanted to know.
"In the morning I came back here.
Hanslaw had on a clean drill suit of
mine and he had shaved himself with
my razor. When I came to the door
he caught my two hands and held
them for three minutes without
speaking. Then the girl came out
from the other room and put an arm
around his neck and the other arm
around .mine.- -And j.the ihree of ..us
cried. , , "
" 'You 'ar.e'aQod fellow., Hoch
dorf,' said "Hanslaw. 'Ethel 'is taking
me home.' " , ..
(EHE'END)" " -
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POPULARrAGJRESS TO'MARCH IN
Miss Hattie Williams will probably
head the actress' section of the big
suffrage parade and demonstration
to be held under the auspices of the
Congressional Union for Woman Suf
frage May 9 "in Washington, D. C.
She has already signified her deter
mination and'wish to take part. Many
other well-known players who are in-.
teres ted- m the suffrage cause will ar
range to be in Washington"- on that '
date. , T f
. Citron,, barnboo, almond -and apple
are favorite colors for spring clothes.
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