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By GERTRUDE A. PEARSON
(.Copyright. 1314. by W. G. Chapman.)
Benson lay upon the rocks, staring
at a letter beside him. In front of
him the blue waves rippled in the sun
shine. The air was warm and balmy.
It would have been difficult for any
one not acquainted with the country,
and the temperature of July, to real
ize that this was Alaska.
"Dear Mr. Benson," ran the letter.
"We beg to inform you that, in accord
ance with the terms of your late fath
er's will, all the property except the
limited estate entailed, goes to your
younger brother. You are, however,
Baron Linfield, and, as such, are now
the owner of Linfield Manor. Kindly
wire us instructions as to your plans.
"We wish to add that, inasmuch as
the upkeep of the estate fan exceeds
the rent-roll, it would be to your in
terest to sell this to your younger
brother. There is, however, a codicil
to the will, made by your father in
his last illness. Should you decide to
leave the woman with whom you are
living, an annual sum of five thousand
pounds is to be paid you, to enable
you to keep up your title respectably.
"Dench & Dench."
"The woman with whom he was liv
ing." Benson saw the words staring
at him out of the typewritten page
His father had known. He had mar
ried a half-breed.
Natusha had been educated at a
mission school, and, save for the jet
black hair and rather high cheek
bones she might have passed for a
wnite woman. But in the eyes of his
.acquaintances she was a squaw, and
he a squaw-man. He had married her
when he was desperately lonely in the
remote North, and half-crazed with
Natusha had redeemed him. She
had thrown the whisky bottles away.
She had made him a home. She had
loved him, and he had loved her, too.
A violent revulsion of feeling came
over Benson. He seemed to smell the
Sussex air, to see the beautiful- coun
try of his birth. He had friends, many,
Benson resolved to run away. He
could wa'k to the nearest port and
catch the morrow's boat. He would
leave everything to Natusha. She
would doubtless go back to her own
He saw her watching him silently
that night. Like a faithful hound she
knew his moods-her lord's moods.
Natusha watched him with a dumb,
aching at her heart. She had seen
the change in him.
At midnight, when he thought Natu
sha was sleeping, Benson arose noise
lessly from his couch. He had his
mackinaw and overshoes ready, for
the nights were cold.
When he had disappeared Natusha'
kneeled at the bedside a moment in
prayer. She prayed to the God of
whom the missionaries had told her,
as she tad never prayed before. Then
she slipped out after him.
As Benson strode along the trail all
memory of Natusha seemed to slip
from him. He was a boy once more,
in the Sussex lanes, heartfree.
He remembered the final angry
scene with his father, the old man's
futile wrath at the son who had dis
honored his name.
It had been the act of a goaded man.
desperate for money, but Benson could
only hang his head before the old
man's scathing words.
"If ever temptation comes to you
again, sir. remember what you have
done and try with all your might to
conquer it," he had said.
Suddenly he stopped dead. Why,
this was the temptation of which hi3
father had spoken. He was doing now
a thing still more dishonorable than
that which he had done before. What
was the use of being Baron Linfield
if he was a scoundrel to boot?
Benson sat down and fought his
battle out. And, with her woman's in
tuition one who watched him from a
near hiding place knew that the God
of the mission people was wrestling
with his adversary for Benson's soul.
The agony on the man's face was
stronger than the suffering on hers.
Forgetting all, daring his wrath,
Natusha glided up. to him. She kneeled
at his side and put her arms around
I And, in this position, she whispered
something to him, a woman's secret
that made his heart leap as hers was
Benson rose to his feet The hag
gardness was gone from his face. He
saw his -duty. He saw the years of
ease and dishonor stretching before
him, on the one haud, and, on the oth
er, years of honor. He could make
himself respected. If he could not win
recognition for Natusha, he could for
bis daughter-or his son. And the
heir would be Baron Linfield, if it waa
a boy. If a girl-weil. .
Natasha drew his arm through hers,
and together they went back in si
lence toward the cabin. They entered,
and Benson, taking out the letter, de
liberately tore it to pieces. He wouk>
hot answer Dench h Dench. fit,
would not even take the money from
the estate. Let the dead past go.
Benson put his arms aoOUt Natusha.
She was pretty and girl-like, this lit
tle wife of his. He knew now, too,
that the heart of a woman beats the
same, and always true, whether be
neath a pink or olive skin.
"It's all right, Natusha," he said
cheerily* "There won't be any more
scraps of paper."
(Copyright, 1914. by the McClure Newspa
Over to the westwarl lay the ser
rated ranges of the Sweetwater moun
tains. In the foreground was a green
and fertile valley through which trick
led a silver stream.
Helen Madison, sitting on her
sturdy little pony, climbed to the top
of Eagle hill and looked down into
the valley, looked across the valley,
looked everywhere save into the face
of the strong, brown young man who
was waiting for her to speak.
"Helen," he said at last, and his
voice was stern.
"Yes?" She turned a cold face to
his. There was no fire in her dark
eyes, no love-nothing. Save, per
haps, disdain and indifference.
"You have not forgiven me?" he
"There is nothing to forgive. You,
are free to choose your own way-I
gave back your freedom last night"
"I know-I did not believe that you
would throw me over just because I
wanted to make this venture with
Dickman ; I have invested every penny
in that abandoned mine, but I have
faith in its development, though it
io a hazardous undertaking in more
ways than one."
"I was satis:3ed to marry you and
settle down on the ranch with you,"
said Helen obstinately. How could
she explain to Dan Summer that her
hurt lay in the fact that he was will
ing to postpone their wedding in
order to speculate in the old Mizpah
mine in the hope of getting a fortune
out of it? Dan would never know
why she had refused to countenance
his going-nor why they had quar
"I know-dear, I know," he said,
smiling tenderly at her averted face.
"But I have made the venture-the
die is cast-yet you will not forgive
me, you will not walt?"
"It is too late," she said.
"Then, it is good-by?"
"It is good-by."
She did not turn her head as ho
rode down the hill. When he had
disappeared from view she shook her
. shoulders and breathed deeply. "Oh,
it's good to be free!" she cried, de
"Pretty lady so glad-heap cry,"
said a dry voice at her elbow.
Helen turned quickly and saw the
squatty form of a demure little In
dian squaw astride a ragged pony.
"You frightened me!' she cried
with an unsteady laugh.
"How, Gray Feather?"
"How?", saluted Gray Feather sol
"Oh, you have papoose with you!
Do let me see him ! " cried Helen,
touching the bundle on Gray Feath
, Gray Feather swung the cradle
around to her arms and uncovered
the sleeping face of the dark-skinned
Indian baby. "Him grand papoose,"
phe smiled fondly.
"Have you named him yet?" asked
Helen, touching the little fingers.
Gray Feather grunted response.
"What do you call him? Strong
Arm, like his big father?"
"No-my man no want papoose
called Strong Arm; so we name him
for big, kind man who save my man's
life one day. Indian love white broth
er, Dan Summer, name papoose-Dan
Summertime-he always smile like big
"You send away white brother?"
asked Gray Feather softly.
"No-he went because he liked to
dig in a horrid old mine better i.han
he loves me,!" burst out the girl im
"Indians say there is much gold in
Mizpah mine," said Gray Feather
thoughtfully. "Him go away-mad?"
"Yes-that is-I was angry with
him. I-I hate him!"
"I hated my man once," said Gray
Feather, gravely. "Long ago before
he take me for squaw. He go away
on hunt; I say, 'stay;' he laugh and
say 'go to wigwam little squaw-to-be;
men must hunt for food.' My man he
lose himself on hunt that time-me al
most die for sorrow; then I go and
walk and walk and trail step by step
for three days and nights till at last
I find him, hurt, most dead for thirst.
Me drag him ten miles to home!
You will go after big white brother ,
-and tell him leetle papoose Dan
Summertime send him kees good-by?"
she asked bluntly.
"Yes, Gray Feather, I will take the
kiss to him," cried Helen radiantly.
She leaned over and kissed the un
winking baby; and then pressed her
lips on Gray Feather's cheek. "I
shall love you always, Graj Feath
er!" she whispered softly, as she
shook the reins and started her pony
"Good-by, white sister!" waved
Gray Feather as Helen rode away.
"Don't forget Dan Summertime
And the rosy glow that bathed
Helen's face was not the reflection of
"Why," said the scornful knocker,
"that doctor gives bread."
"Merely bread?" said the cheerful
patient. "How considerate of him not
to prescribe beefsteak!"
lt Wouldn't Crack.
"This author says: 'She tried to
smile, but failed.' What do you sup
poso he meant by that?"
"Probably her lace was enameled."
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