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The ceno (it the opening of the story Id
mid In thn library of an old worn-nut
oiitliern plnntntlon, known iui tlio Hir
pny. Tln nlnco la to be eolcl, unil Its
htatory nnd thnt of tlio nwnctn, tho
Qulntardn, In tlio nubjoct of dlnciumlon by
Jonathan CronHlmw, n fouulnww umri, a
trnnmir known n tllnitan, nnd Hob
Ynncy. a farmer, when llnnnlhul Waytio
Kncnrd, a mystt-rlom child of tlio old
noutliurn family, makes IiIh npnonranro.
Ynncy tells how ho adopted tlio fxy. N
thanlol Ferris buy tlm llnrony, but tlio
Quintan deny any kniiwlfriito of tlio
boy. Ynncy to keop llnnnlbal. Captain
Murrell, u friend of tlio Qulntiinls, up-pt-am
nnd nnks qimstlonii nbout the Hut
ony. Trouhlo at Hcrntrli Hill, whon Han
nibal In kidnaped by Oavn Illount, Cap
tain Murroll's ngnnt. Yancy ovortako
Illount, jflves Mini a tliraahlntf and secures
the boy. Yuney appears before Hqulro
Haiaam, and Is dlscnarired with costs for
tho plaintiff. Betty Malroy, u frlond of
the I'Vriises, tins nn encounter with Cap
tain Murroll. who forces his attentions on
Jier. nnd Is roscucd by Ilruco Carrlnuton.
Betty sots out for her Tennesson linmc.
Carrlnxton takeH tho srimo HtuKR. Yancy
and Hannibal dlsappoar, with Murroll on
their trail. Hannlhnl arrives nt tho homo
of Judro Slorum I'rlco. Tho Judo rocoK
nliea In tlio boy, thn urondson nt an old
tlmo friend. Murrell arrives at Judge b
homo. Cavendish family on raft reseuo
Ynncy, who Is apparently dead. I'rlco
breaks jail. Ilotty and CarrliiKton urrlvo
lit Hollo Plain.
"Now, Tom," Bald Hetty, with a lit
.tie nlr, of excitement an Hho roao from
tho broaUfuBt tablo that Mml morn
ing at Hollo Plain, "I want you to
ahow mo everything!"
"I reckon you'll notice boiiio
changes," remarked Tom.
Ho went from tho room and down
tho hull a stop or two in advanco of
her. On tho wide porch Hetty paused,
bronthlng deep. Tlio house Htood on
nn cmlnonco; directly beloro It at tho
bottom of tho slight doncent wan n
mnall bayou, beyond this tho foroBt
stretched uway In ono unbroken mans
to tho MIbbIhhIppI.
"What Is It you wont to bco, any
how, Hetty?" Tom demanded.
"Everything tho placo, Tom Hollo
Plain! Oh, Isn't it beautiful: I had
nn Idea how lovely it wnn!" cried
Dotty, nB with her eyes still llxed on
tho dlBtnnt panorama of wood nnd
water alio went down tho stops, him
nt her heels ho bet sho'd get sick of
It nil Boon enough, that was ono com
fort! "Why, Tom! Why doos tho lawn
look like thlB?"
"Llko what?" Inquired Tom.
"Why, thlB all wecda and briers,
nnd tho pnthB ovorgrown?"
Mr. Wnro rubbed IiIb chin rotloctlvo
ly with tho back or his hnnd.
'That sort or thins looked all right,
Ret," ho said, "but It kopt llvo or Blx
or tho beat hands out or tho Holds
right at tho busiest tlmo of tho year."
"Haven't I slaves enough?" sho
Tho dull color crept Into Ware's
cheeks. Ho hntod her for thnt "11"
Bo Bho was going to cotno that on
htm, wns she?
"Don't you want to soo tho crops,
Tho girl shook hor head and moved
BWlftly down tho path that led rrom
torrnco to terrnco to tho margin or
tho bayou. At tho first terrnco Bho
"It's positively squalid!" cried Uot
ty, with n llttlo stamp or hor root
Ware glanced about with dull eyes.
"I'll teli you, Hetty, I'm busy this
morning; you poko nbout nnd bco
(what you want dono nnd wo'll do It,"
jne said, and mudo n hnsty rotreat to
Hetty returned to tho porch nnd
seating herself on tho top step, with
her elbowB on her knees and hor chin
Bunk In the palms of her hands, gazed
nbout her miserably enough. Sho waB
Btill thero whon hair an hour later
Charley Norton galloped up tho drlvo
from tho highroad. Catching sight or
hor on tho porch, ho sprnng rrom tho
saddle, and, throwing his reins to n
black boy, hurried to hor stdo.
inspecting your domain, Hetty?"
ho nsked, na ho took his placo nenr
hor on tho step.
"Why didn't you toll mo. Chnrlov
or at least proparo mo Tor this?" she
asked, almost tearfully.
"How was 1 to know, Hetty? I
haven't boon hero Blnco you wont
away, dear what waB thero to bring
mo? Old Tom would make a cow
pasture out or tho Garden of Eden,
wouldn't he a benutlful. prnctlcnl,
sordid soul ho is!"
Norton Bpont tho day at Hello Plain;
jand though ho was thero on his good
behavior as tho result or an ngrco
xnent they had reached on board Tho
Nalnd, be proposed twtco.
Tom was mistaken In his Biipposl
tlon thnt Hetty would soon tiro or
nolle Plain. She domanded men, nnd
teams, and began on tho lawns. This
Interested and faaclnntcd her. stio
was out at sun-up to direct her labor
ers. Sho bad tbe advantage or Charley
Norton's presence and advice ror tho
greater part of each day In tho week,
nnd Sundays ho canio to look over
what had beon accomplished, nnd, as
Tom tlrmly bollovcd, to put that little
fool , up to fresh nonsonso. Ho could
bare booted him!
Ah tho grounds took shape before
her delighted eyes, Ilotty round leis
ure to Institute n thorough roforma
tlonlndoors. A number or houso serv
ants' woro rcscuod from tho quarters
and nho begnn to Instruct them In
their now dutlos.
Hetty's sphoro of Influence extend
ed Itself. Sho Boon began to have
hor doubts concerning the treatment
accorded tho slavos, and was not long
in discovering that Hicks, tho over
seer, run things with a heavy hand.
Mnttorn reached a crista ono day
whon, hnppoulng to rldo through the
quartern, Bho round him disciplining
n refractory blnck. Sho turned sick
at tho sight. Here was a slavo actual
ly being whipped by nnother slavo
whllo Hicks Btood looking on with bis
hands In his pockots, nnd with n
brutnl, satistlcd nlr.
"Stop!" commanded Hetty, her eyes
blazing. Sho Btrovo to keep her voice
steady. "You shall not remain nt
Hollo Plain anothor hour."
Hicks said nothing. Ho knew It
would take moro than hur saying so
to got him off tho plnco. Hetty turned
her liorso and gallopoJ back to tho
Iioubo. Sho foil that sho waB in no
condition to see Tom Just nt that mo
ment, nnd dismounting nt tho door,
rnn upstairs to her room.
Meantime tho overseer sought out
Wnro In his ofllce. His manner of
Hinting his grievance was singular.
Ho began by swearing nt his employ
er. Ho had been Insulted beroro nil
tho quarter his rage fairly choked
him; ho could not spcuk.
Tom seized tho opportunity to
"Sent jou off tho place, did sho;
well, you'll havo to oat crow. I'll do
all I can. I don't know what girls
woro ovor nindu ror anyhow, damned
ir I do!" ho udded.
Hicks consumed to cat crow only
nfter Mr. Wnro had cursed nnd cu
Joled him Into n better nnd moro ror
glvlng framo of mind.
Later, utter Hicks had mado his
apology, tho two men smoked a
friendly pipe nnd dlsctiEscd tho situa
tion. Tom pointed out that opposi
tion wns usoless, u losing gnmo; you
could got your way by loss direct
means. Sho wouldn't "stay long nt
Hello Plain, but whllo sho did remain
hey must avoid any moro crises of
tho sort through which they had Just
passed, nnd proscntly sho'd bo sick or
In tho midst or her activities Hetty
occnslonally round tlmo to think or
Ilruco Cnrrlngton. Sho was suro sho
did not wlnh to seo htm ngaln! Hut
when threo wcoks nnd pnssod sho be
gan to feel Incensed thnt ho had not
appeared. Sho thought of him with
hot checks nnd a quickening of tho
heart. It wns nnger.
Then ono dny whon sho hnd decid
ed rorovor to banish nil memory ot
him rrom hor mind, ho presented him
self nt Hello Plain.
Sho wns In hor room Just putting
tho Unlshlng touches to nn especially
satlarylng toilet when hor maid tnpped
on tho door nnd told hor thero was a
gentleman In tho parlor who wished
to seo fior.
"la It Mr. Norton?" nsked Hotty.
"No, Miss ho didn't glvo no name,
When Hetty entered tho parlor a
moment later sho saw her caller
standing with his back turned toward
her as ho gazed rrom ono or tho win
dows, but sho Instantly recognized
thoso broad Bhouldora, and tho tlno
polso or tho shapely head that sur
"Oh, Mr. Cnrrlngton" nnd Hotty
stopped short, whllo hor fnco grow
rnther palo nnd thon crlmsonoa.
Then sho advanced boldly and hold
out a rrlgld hand. "I didn't know
so you nro nllvo you disappeared so
suddenly that night "
"Yes, I'm nllvo," ho Bald, nnd then
with n Btnlle, "but I roar bororo you
get through with mo woil both wish
1 woro not, Hetty.
"Do you still hato mo, Hetty Miss
Malroy Ib thor anything I can say
or do that will make you forgive mo?"
Ho looked at her penitently.
Hut Hotly hardened her heart
against him and prepared to keep
him In place.
"Will you Kit down?" sho Indicated
a chair. Ho seated hlmscir and Hotty
put n safo dlstnnco botween them.
"Aro you staying In tho neighborhood,
Mr. Cnrrlngton?" sho nsked, rathor
"No, I'm not staying in tho nolgh
borhood. When I lett you, I mndo up
my mind I'd wait at Now Madrid un
til I could conio on down here and
auy I wus sorry."
"And tt'B tnken you all this tlmo?"
Cnrrlngton regarded her seriously.
"I reckon I must have como for
moro tlmo, Ilotty Miss Malroy." in
spito of hersoir, Hetty glowed under
tho caressing humor of his tono,
"Really you must havo choson
poorly then when you selected Now
Madrid. It couldn't havo' boon a good
place for your purpose."
i9". te6oiiai Meuit Cottmnr
"I think ir I could havo mndo up
my mind to stay thero long enough,
It would hnvo answered," said Cnr
rlngton. "Hut when n down-river boat
tied up there yesterday It wob more
than I could stand. You bco there's
dnnger in a town llko Now Madrid of
getting too norry. I thought wo'd bet
tor discuss this point"
"Mayn't I show you Helle Plain?"
nsked Hetty quickly.
Hut Carrlngton shook his head.
"I don't caro anything nbout thnt,"
ho said. "I didn't como hero to see
"Then you expect to remain in tho
"I'vo given up tho river, nnd I'm
going to get hold of some land."
"Lnnd?" said Hetty, with u, rising
"I thought you woro n river-man?"
"I'm n rlvor-mnn no longer. I nm
going to bo n planter now. But I'll
tell you why, nnd nil about It somo
other day." Then ho held out his
hand. "(Jood-by," ho added.
"Aro you going? good-by, Mr. Car
rlngton," and Hetty's lingers tlnglod
with his masterful clasp long arter ho
The Shooting-Match at Boggs'.
Tho Judge's faith In tho reasonable
ness or mankind having received a
staggering blow, there began n some
what furtlvo exlstonco tor hlmsolf,
for Solomon MnhalTy, nnd for tho boy.
Thoy kept to llttlo lrequented byways,
nnd usually It was tho oarly hours of
tho morning, or tho cool or Into after
noons, when they took tho rond.
A certain hot afternoon brought
them into tho shaded main street or
8he Instantly Recognized
a straggling village. Nenr tlio door ot
tho principal building, u framo tavorn,
a man wus Boated, with his reet en
tho horse-rack. Thoro was no other
sign of human occupancy.
"How do you do, sir?" said tho
Judge, halting beroro this solitary In
dividual whom ho conjectured to be
tho landlord. " What's tho namo or
this bustling metropolis?" continued
tho Judgo, cocking his head on ono
As ho spoko, Hruco Cnrrlngton ap
peared In tho tavern door; pnuslng
thero, bo glanced curiously at tho
"This Is Raleigh, In Shelby county,
Tennessee," said tho landlord.
"Aro you tho volco rrom tho tomb?"
Inquired tho Judge, In a tono or play
Carrlngton, amused, sauntered to
"That's ono ror you, Mr. Pegloo!"
"I am chnrmed to meet a gentleman
whoso spirit of Appreciation shows
bis familiarity with a literary allu
sion," said tho Judgo, bowing.
"Wo ain't so dead as we look," said
Pegloe. "Just you keep on to Hoggs'
racetrack, straight down the road,
nnd you'll find that out everybody's
there to tho hoss-ruclng nnd shooting
match. 1 reckon you'vo missed the
hoBs-raclng, but you'll be In tlmo ror
tho shooting. Why ain't you there,
"I'm going now, Mr. Pcgloe," an
Bwered Carrlngton, na ho rollowed the
Judge, who, with Mahaffy and tbe boy,
had moved oft.
"Hettor stop at Hoggs'!" Pegloa
called after them.
Hut the Judgo had already formed
his decision. Horso-rnclng nnd shoot-Ing-mutchea
were Buggestivo of that
progressive spirit, tho nbsenco of
which ho had so much lamented nt
tho Jail raising nt Plensantvlllc. Mem
phis waB their objoctivo point, but
Hoggs' becamo a sldo lssuo ot im
portance. They hnd gained the edgo
of tho vlllago when Carrlngton over
took them. Ho stepped to Hannibal's
"Here, lot mo carry that long rllle,
son!" ho sntd. Hannibal looked up
Into his face, and yielded tho pleco
without a word. Carrlngton balanced
It on his big palm. "I reckon It can
shoot these old gunB nro hard to
bent!" ho observed.
"Sho's tho closest shooting rlllo 1
ever sighted," said Hnnnlbal prompt
ly. Cnrrlngton laughed.
Thero was n rusty name-plate on
tho stock of tho old sporting rllle;
this caught Carringtnn's eye.
"What's tho name hero? Oh, Tur
bervllle." Tho Judge, n stop or two In nd
vnnco, wheeled In his tracks with a
"What?" ho rnltcred, nnd his raco
"Nothing, I was reading tho name
the Broad Shoulders.
hero; it is yours, sir, I suppose?" said
"No, sir no; my nnmo Is Price
Stocum Prico! Turborvllle Turber
vlllo " ho muttored thickly, Btarlng
stupidly at Cnrrlugton.
"It's not n common nnmo; you seem
to hnvo heard It beforo?" said tho lat
ter. A spasm ot pain passed ovor the
"I I've heard it. The name Is on
the rlllo, you say?"
"Here on tho stock, yes."
Tho Judgo took tho gun and exam
Inod It In silence.
"Where did you get this rifle, Han
nibal?" bo nt length asked brokenly.
"I fetched it away from the Harony,
sir; Mr. Crenshaw saldl might have
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