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heart wMgi he'd ought to have beea
"It got so bad that Sank Stevens,
the policeman, called on Jim and
wanted to know where he had worked
before he came to Pottsfleld, and if it
was true that there was a reward of
$5,000 on his. head.
"After that, when spring come,
along come the busybodies and want
ed to know which was the barn where
the hero kissed Jane, and if the old
ruined mill waa the place where the
villain went to his death amid the
"And -when summer came, who
should; arrive but Mr. Polhemus
again.1, You'd think hfr wouldn't have
had the nerve, to have loekcd us in
the facer but he thought us simple
rustic people hadn't read 'Jane's
Honeymooners,' and didn't know any
thing about it Well, raise nobody let
on he knew, and meanwhile Jim and
Cy Brown fixed up their plans. They
was both feeling pretty sore about it
and they arranged that Jane was
somehow to get Mr. Polhemus info
(he ruined mill and Jim was to come
along and give hlm'what was coming
tfIt was strange the- way we lived
io. our reputation, "Often I'd find
elf in the middle of a speech to
up some word I hadn't used,
ajQ Jane took to carrying her pails
oa ajygke? samejis she'd done in the
Btonfljfek. Then come the day when
JanfflMud to Mr. Polhemus:
. " 'My roses is a-fading.
SVhat's that? asked Mr. Polhe-.
)rt of pusated.
iroees is fading in my cheeks,
Jane Topaz, rather obsti-
,iike the girl in thebook, Jane
T from them that's persecuting m&a&d
i x u leu you me secret 01 my me says
jane. . , -
" 'All right,' answered Mr. Polhe
mus, perking up a bit
"At the appointed -hoar Jane
dressed up and set out for the anlU
It was a dark night and she'd iaSje
been a bit scared, only Jim was nokiL
ing her round the waist until they got:
near the mill, and then he let herjgr:
and crept in under the timbers, mfif
beneath where Mr. Polhemus wasj
pacing to and fro, just as he'd doinC1
in the book. Presently Jane cmea
uy lu '
" "Ha! So you've come,' says
" 'Yes,' answers Jane in a hollow!
Voice. 'For once I eive the sUd t&
them that hates me and I've comeJttl
tell you the story of my life. I hay."
been the tool of a man's sinister df
signs, but luckily I've shook hi6 afc
the track, and now '
"And now you're going to-bj?
mine,' say Mr. Polhemus, and puts"h
arms around her, and before, e&
knew what he was doing Mr. Mt
hemus had kissed her. . ,a
"Jane started to raise a rumpus
vviiii jnu uuuu me uinuers, as JC
can suppose, Dut Jim was paralyze
Yoa see Jane had assured Mm tl
nothing hke that had happened,;
uiuc ii. uapjjcucu uuuer '" uuse.
stays paralyzed a moment and
he springs up and tries to land one i
Mr. Polhemus nose. Mr. Polhemu
ciucks ana down goes Jim into
"Ho let out a yell that would hava
raiaprl fho rtpgrl anri Iriat- oc Tinn .,i?"
wv., uutijuiab cm nc o tuni
ing up for the third time Mr. P5JQR-
jnus strips off his coat and nluneeV-
?ether. 'And can't you guess in after him. He grabbed Jim, by tha
. took them, away and what it hair, and Jim, with more water in iK1
, mattes nmieart go pit-a-pat system than he'd ever pat there of?
we meet?' his own will, was hauled out on the?
"'JtoV answered Mr Polhemus, bank.
soratehfag Ills fcaad. Jane noticed I "Pretty soon he come to. Iaw
tfeat he looked Wad of thoughtful. i you kiss her,' he cried, pointing tk
' "Then meet me in the ruined mill , Jane Topaz who was Btanding by lik
at & n'skw wJiere. I shaH be BfeXa woman in a dream, , d