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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, SATURDAY OCTOBER 71 im.
TALES OF TEN TRAVELERS.
'STBIITKEfl KAKXOCTS HALLOWEEN.
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Old Anstruther Kan nock sat at bis
desk In his dlniy library, In ancient
K&nnoclc Manse, and listened moodily
to the moaninf night wind of autumn,
as tt swept wildly through the almost
bare branches of the elms and syca
mores which shut In the rfray old place
darkly from the highway that led to
the near and pleasant New England
Old Stone 'Struther, he was called by
the Ttnagers who had most cause to
dread the cruel power his heartless
nature and considerable wealth enabled
him to exercise, Miser Kannock was
his commonest title among the many
who knew only his niggardliness and
greed. ' .
Brother Anstruther, he was always
called by his dead brother's wife, who,
as bis sole housekeeper and servant,
tremblingly slaved on through the
years to thus protect her two children
from want' Ogre Anstruther these
children, Edith and Herbert Kannock,
whlspe'rlngly spoke of him to each oth
er, to their mother and to one loyal
friend, the village schoolmaster.Charles
Penruth, between whom and old
'Struther Kannock there existed some
thing akin to mortal hate.
"Here's another cursed Halloween!"
muttered 'Struther Kannock at his ram
shackle old desk.
He struck outward and backward
with his fist It broke a piece of leath
. er out of hla frayed and time worn
arm-chair. ..' '
"Everything's going to rack and
ruin;" he continued as he noticed the
rent his fist had made.
He sat back in his chair and crabbed
ly closed his eyes. A slight sputtering
of the candle started him Into an up
"Of course! That' got to waste, too.
The wick actually turns over and burns
the side all down Into the socket!"
, He snuffed the light with a savage
nap of his fingers. It burned up bright
er for a moment, and some sort of
relevancy took his attention to the an
tiquated fireplace near.
"See there! Look at that waste. That
woman'll ruin me!"
He stepped to the chimney side and
with his foot kicked ashes over the
edges of the blazing logs.
"Wood costs money. But, Lord! , Lit
tle they care. That's what comes of
feeding It dead brother's wife and
, He turned back to his chair and, just
ss hs was about to reseat himself;- he
caught sight of his own shadow upon
the walnscotted wall. It was high as
the cracked celling and was swinging
its giant arms wildly.
He wheeled about to look at it. It
seemed to confront him threateningly,
"Shadows, shadows, shadows!" he
growled. "More waste! Why shadows?
Just the same everywhere. Shadows
under trees, shadows behind buildings,
shadows alongside grave-stones. Un
necessary. All folderoL An waste!"
He advanced to his own shadow on
the wall and It gradually shrunk to his
own stature. The he put his hard flat
against the panning with a grinding
"That's It, now. Go. right at any
thing mat threatens and it'll wilt
Beat it . out. Grind it out Wipe it
out If you don't, it'll wipe you out.
That's Anstruther Kannock's way; and
it's a mighty good way, too!" ,
Despite his blustering bravery, the
man seemed to be environed with shad
ows. They worried him. The tapping
of some little branch against the pane
brought him with a start to the win-
. dOW. ' -s
"wny ain't them blinds shutt" he
querulously muttered. "Just like their
pesky carelessness. I dont want any
body looking in here, and they know it
Confound them all! They'd be even
glad to have pranks played on me here
to-night the brats and that devilish
schoolmaster would, anyhow!".
, He stood at the window a moment
and seemed to relapse into his former
nuBeraDie reflections, .1 It was one of
tnose eerie nights when It Is dark and
clear by turns, and the wind leaps
cross the face of nature la cutting,
withering pulsations filling all the outer-world
with Invisible forces and pres
ences. i. -
"Yes,! continued the man at the win
dow in an ugly tone, "waste, waste,
waste! Look at that cloud of leaves.
Every one's got to go.; Thatfs waste.
Grass Is all bent and matted. That's
waste. Birds fussed, and fumed all
summer building their nests. Dead
now; and that's waste, too. If I'd made
the earth and the things in it, there'd
been no such dodrotted folderol!"
' He turned hla great eyes peeringly
Into the night The roof of a gray old
church loomed darkly above the writh
ing branches of surrounding trees, and
'Struther Kannock's face darkened.
; "That: cost. ten thousand," he mut
tered. "What aUflred nonsense and
waste that is!" j'- ;,. , .7
,-. At thai moment the scant moonlight
revealed a little; huddle of white tomb
stones like crouching' ghosts against
the hills beyond the ehurch front, and
one, taller than the rest seemed to fill
the man at the window with hateful re
sentment and bitterness, j
He shook his fist menacingly 'toward
it, railing horribly at It for a time while
walking back and forth m the old li
brary with a hard, impatient tread.
"I'll lerel you yet too!" "he went on
with passionate vehemence. "What's
your miserable white face got to be ev
erlastingly looking ' tin way for?
You'd a starved bat for me. Your wife
and brats would; a starved but fpr me.
You wouldn't even had a head stone
but for- me. -. Anson Kannock. you're
dead and dust ten year! Stay there,
you fool. Keep away from me. Lie
quiet now! or I'll Til Who says I ain't
done right by yout Who says I ain't
done Ught iy them? Who says '"J '
The door to the library opened. Its
Inmate creamed out as though his
brother's ghost had stalked from the
graveyard to answer his self-justifying
But the one at' the door was only
dead Anson Kannock' widow, stooped,
apologetic bumble, patiently ready for
complaint or curse, and timidly bearing
a few letters In her hand to the master
of Kannock Manse.
The pale, bent little woman looked at
'Struther Kannock In fear and trepida
He took the letters, glared at their
bearer as If to fathom ber thoughts
and said, with a pretence of rough joc
ularity: "Susan, I was Just practicing my
part. In case any of those young scala
wags come around here with their Hal
loween doings to-night I've made up
my mind to have no more of 'em; not
"Yes, brother Anstruther."
"I'll lame some of 'em for life; for
life, mind. No pranks to-night, now.
And If that boy and young woman of
yours are up to anything, you better
get 'em to bed early. Are they up to
anything, now, Susan T" '
He turned on her with the question
so suddenly and savagely that the wo
man retreated in fright faltering only,
"Yes, brother Anstruther."
"And yes, brother Anstruther,
what?" he returned, glaring and snap
ping like an animal at the helpless wo
man before him. ,
"Only only some little Innocent
amusement, I'm sure, brother Anstru
ther. But I'll stop it sir. Oh, I will
stop it sir, if It annoys you; Indeed I
She pleaded so, In ber tones, her man
ner, her very cowardly and worn-out
helplessness, for some responsive man
hood and compassion In the remorse
less Image of man before her, that her
very pleading angered him.
He railed at her, at her children, at
her dead husband who lay in the wind
swept graveyard beyond the manse
walls, at countless things he had railed
at over her cowering body and spirit
without ceasing before, until livid with
passion and rage; and then, Instantly
changing his manner,' snapped at ber
like some vicious animal:
Scarcely before the door had quickly
and softly closed, be snapped out
"Come back here!"
The door now only partially opened
and the voice behind it in which was
mingled the tremulousness of tears,
submissively asked: '
"Well, brother Anstruther?"
"Who brought these letters?"
"Mr. Penruth, sir."
"Oh, of course, Mr. Penruth! That
fellow haunts this house like a specter!
Sparking Edith, I s'pose? Now, what's
up to-night? Out with it or you'll re
gret ft, Susan Kannock!"
"Yes, yes, yes, brother Anstruther;"
she faltered, half beside herself with
fear. "The young folks thought you
wouldn't mind if they used the kltohen
it's the largest room in Mlllvale and
they'll surely bring all the apples and
nutto and such things themselves; and
we'll be very sparing of the wood and
"Who's-who's doings Is this, wo
"Oh, sir, it's, mine and Edith's and
Herbert's and And Mr. Penruth's "
' "That scoundrel! And you beggars
dare do this in Kannock Manse, with
out my permission?"
Here 'Struther Kannock's voice
merged into something like a howl of
rage, rose into ft gurgling shriek and
died away into a gasp of Impotent con
demnation and detestation.
"I'll see about this. I'll see about
this!" he growled. "See here, now.
You keep that cur of a schoolmaster
in the house half an hour or so. I may
want to look him over a minute. Un
"Oh, yes sir."
"Then get out!"
' 'Struther Kannock tossed the letters
upon his desk and paced his room, con-
sumd with passion and anger. )
But there was a certain cowardice
and Impotence in his rage which ren
dered its expression puerile as It was
brutal and Inhuman. Something re
strained it, held it just within, the
bounds of actual objective outbreak,
curbed it from its own natural, trage
dies and their puniBhment; and so these
storms were driven more wildly and
mercilessly through his own unpltylng
heart '. . ,'.,':
Whenjthls storm, had died away he
plunged into the arm chair and betook
himself to the letters before him. He
cunningly examined each superscript
tlon postmark and envelope and bat
anced each letter in his hands, as
though they were scales, before he
opened it . y ',,'.; ;) v--,-
"Umph! Check for this fellow's last
quarter's rent. Month behind. He'd
better look lively. Umphl , This one
can't meet-his mortgage. Oh, ; no, of
course he can't Prays for. a little time.
Oh, yes, he'll get a little time. 'Struth
er Kannock gets that place. Umph!
Bah! Can't 'Struther 'J Kannock help
the Mlllvale charity fund? Hard win
ter coming on many , mouths to, feed.
Not much !" . ; . v- ;-'V -:;;; '".";..
And thus, on and on, he told his own
miserable story to his own miserable
self; joyous in ruin, unmoved by pile.
ous appeals, scorning all human suffer
ing and hating all humankind.
He gathered up the littered mass to
place it in a pigeon hole of his desk.
To do this he had partly raised himself
to a standing posture and -was leaning
forward. , Suddenly he sank back Into
his chair with wildly staring eyes.
There before him,' where 1 had pre-:
vlously escaped notice, lay a letter
plainly addressed to him In his dead
brother's familiar band. -
He rubbed his eyes fiercely, as If be
could not believe them longer. 'He
loosened the collar at his throat, as
though the drafty room' were suffoca
ting him. He mopped ms forehead
with one hand and another and beat
away the cold drops which had instant
ly gathered there. : He bounded from
mi cnair ana oacKea into nis snaaow
against the wal', and, seeming, to re
member its presence there, sprang from
that subtle darkness as though it held
reven reful llfd:- when. ; finally like a
beast at bay, he wriggled to the middle
of the room, peering and panting in
quick succession towards Its every
side. . . 1
'Anson Kannock here again! and
on Halloween night? Ha said he'd
curse me in Als gravei-if if-who dare
say I haven't done right by 'em? Well,
well! Ghosts, eh? Bah! Didn't I
bury Mm? - Dldnt I put the stone over
him? Only fools like Susan, would be
frightened at ghosts or letters from a
He edged up to his desk craftily.
With a quick lunge of his arm he
brought bis fist down with a crash
upon the letter, s i ,
"There, Mister Anson Kannock!
That's what I'd do If you were in Its
place. Bab! Who's afraid of a let
He still held bis fist upon It Glan
cing covertly abtt the room, he
clutched the missive and tremblingly
tore tt open. Then he read these
You have been false to your trust
My poor wife and her children are
without mercy at your bands. You will
meet me beside my grave, between it
and our father's tomb, alongside the
old footpath from the village, an hour
before midnight If you fall to do this,
every vestige of your wealth and your
power to harm others shall pass before
morning from your hands.
Never had 'Struther Kannock in all
bis worthless life been so still and
hushed as now.
There Is no such bravery as the un
conscious valor of Integrity; no such
cowardice as that skulking behind hu
man Injustice. 'Struther Kannock,
pale and trembling before the accusa
tive and threatening words penned by a
dead and harmless hand, was now in
finitely, a more abject creature than
the weakest human he bad ever ground
to nothingness and despair.
The blow had shrunk and Withered
him. It had swept his passion and
rage from him. It had silenced his
brawling tongue. As water vanishes
in a deadly flame, so had his very vital
ities been consumed within him. The
wretch who but a moment before had
found his keenest delight in scourging
helplessness. In planning ruin for the
upright and the good, now with a sick
ening quiver of human dependency
found himself reach a1 g out appeallng
ly to the feeble strand of hope and pity
binding him to the outraged ones about
He burned the letter and its envel
ope and rubbed the black and crinkly
particles to powder between his hands.
He staggered to the window and, peer
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ing Into the dark toward the silent
graves hoarsely whispered:
"Anson ?--Anson? Don't don't come
here. Don't! I got the letter. I'll I'll
be there at the time you say!"
Then be made bis way haltingly to
the library door, opened rt and listened
long and anxiously as If for approach
ing footsteps, v
"Susan? Susan Kannock T" he called
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The woman was beside blm In a mo
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his old arm chair.
"Mercy I Brother '.Anstruther, are
you 111? Has anything happened?" she
begged tn frightened tonea
"Eh? Happened? Oh, no, no, no.
Nothing happened; nothing happened,
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