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"One of 'em, Tm a thinkln*, was
Jake Sanderson, a red-headed devil
who came up here from hell, I reckon,
or Wyoming, one of the two. Nobody
knows his biz. But he'll look like a
stepped-on potato bug 'gainst I git
through with him. Didn't git on to
t' other feller. Will next, you bet!"
"But what makes you think they are
mixed up in this affair?"
"They had their eyes on me to see
what was I a doin' in Velpen. And I
was a doin' things, too."
Langford gave a long, low whistle
of comprehension. That would ex-
Unconcerned, grinning, Black-slouch
ed to the door and out. Once straight
en out that lazy-looking body and you
would have a big man in Jesse Black.
Yes, a big one and a quick one, too,
maybe. The crowd made way for him
unconsciously. No one jostled him.
He was a marked man from that day.
His lawyer, Small, leaned back in his
chair, radiating waves of self-satisfac
tion as though he had just gained a
disputed point. It was a manner he
affected when not on the floor in a
frenzy of words and muscular action.
Jim Munson contrived to pass by
"So you followed me to find out
about Mag, did you? Heap o' good it
did you! We knew you knew," he
The man's face went white with
"Damn you!" he cried. His hand
dropped to his belt.
The two glared at each like fighting
cocks. Men crowded around, sudden
ly aware that a quarrel was on.
"The Three Bar's a gittin' busy!"
"Come, Jim, I want you." It was
Gordon's quiet voice. He laid a re
straining hand on Munson's overzeal
"Dick Gordon, this ain't your put
in," snarled Sanderson. "Git out the
way!" He shoved him roughly aside.
"Now, snappin* turtle," to Jim, "the
Three Bars'd better git busy!"
A feint at a blow, a clever little
twist of the feet, and Munson sprawl
ed on the floor, men pressing back to
give him the full force of the fall.
They believed in fair play. But Jim,
uncowed, was up with the nimbleness
of a monkey.
"Hit away!" he cried, tauntingly. "I
know 'nough to swear out a warrant
'gainst you! 'T won't be so lonesome
for Jesse now breakin' stones over to
"Jim!" It was Gordon's quiet, au
thoritative voice once more. "I told
you I wanted you." He threw his arm
over the belligerent's shoulder.
"Comin', Dick. I didn't mean to blab
so much," Jim answered contritely.
They moved away/ Sanderson fol
lowed them up.
"Dick Gordon," he said with cool
deliberateness, "you're too damned
anxious to stick your nose, into other
people's affairs. Learn your lesson,
will you? My favorite stunt is to
teach meddlers how to mind their own
It was not a fair blow. Gordon
doubled up with the force of the punch
in. his stomach. In a moment all was
confusion. Men drew their pistols. It
looked as if there was to be a free-for
Langford sprang to his friend's aid,
using his fists with plentiful freedom
in his haste to get to him.
"Never mind me," whispered Gor
don. He was leaning heavily on Jim's
shoulder. His face was pale, but he
smiled reassuringly. There was some
thing very sweet about his mouth
when he smiled. "Never mind me,"
he repeated. "Get the girls out of
Mary and Louise had sought refuge
behind the big table.
"Quick, the back door!" cried Lang
ford, leading the way and as the
three passed out, he closed the door
behind them, saying, "You are all
right now. Run to the hotel. I must
see how Dick is coming on."
"Do you think he is badly hurt?"
asked Louise. "Can't we help?"
"I think you had best get out of this
as quickly as you can. I don't believe
he is knocked out, by any means, but
I want to be on hand for any future
events which may be called. Just fly
now, both of you."
The unfair blow in the stomach had
given the sympathy, of most of the
tempt—and slipped* out of the door. Louise, presently. The roadbed was
Unable to resist the impulse, Jim fairly good, and they were spinning
bounded out after his enemy.
When Paul hastened around to the
front of the building, the crowd was
nearly all in the street. The tension
was relaxed. A dazed expression pre
vailed—v-r"-^t to life by the sudden
ness TV..* Y/.I.I.'T the affair had devel
oped to such interesting proportions
and the quickness with which it had
flattened out to nothing. For Sander
son had disappeared, completely,
mysteriously, and in all the level land
scape, there was no trace of him nor
plain the unexpected waiving of exam- "See a balloon, Jim?
ination. Jesse Black knew tlie steer
had been recovered and saw the fu
tility of fighting against his being
"Now, ain't she a hummer?" insist
ed Jim, admiringly, but added slight
ingly, "Homely, though, as all git-out.
Mouse-hair. Plumb homely."
"On* thm ivaitMry, I think she is
plumb pretty," retorted Langford, a
laugh in his blue eyes. Jim fairly
gasped with chagrin.
"See a balloon, Jim?" asked Lang
ford, slapping him on the shoulder
with the glimmer of a smile. "Well,
your red-headed friend won't be down
in a parachute—yet. Are you all right
Dick, old man?"
"Yes. Where are the girls?"
"They are all right. I took them
through the back door and sent them
to the hotel."
"You kin bet on the boss every time
wl^en it comes to petticoats," said Jim,
"Why, Jim, what's up?" asked Lang
ford, in amused surprise.
But Jim only tucned and walked
away with his head in the air. The
serpent was leering at him. •&
The County Attorney.
"I too am going to Wind City," said
a pleasant voice at her side. "You will
let me help you with your things, will
The slender girl standing before the
ticket window, stuffing change into
her coin purse, turned quickly.
"Why, Mr. Gordon," she said, hold
ing out a small hand with frank pleas
ure. "How very nice! Thank you, will
you take my rain-coat? It has been
such a bother. I would bring it right
in the face of Uncle Hammond's ob
jections. He said it never rained out
this way. But I surely have suffered a
plenty for my waywardness. Don't you
"It behooves a tenderfoot like you
to sit and diligently learn of such ex
perienced and toughened old-timers as
we are, rather than flaunt your un
tried ideas in our faces, responded
Gordon, with a smile that transformed
the keen gray eyes of this man of
much labor, much lofty ambition, and
much sorrow, so that they seemed
for the moment strangely young,
laughing, untroubled as clear of taint
of evil knowledge as the source of a
stream leaping joyously into the sun
light from some mountain solitude. It
was a revelation to Louise.
"I will try to be a good and dili
gent seeker after knowledge of this
strange land of yours," she answered,
with a little laugh, half of embarass
ment, half of enjoyment of this play
of nonsense, and leading the way to
her suit-case and Mary outside. "When
I make mistakes, will* you tell me
about them? Down east, you know,
our feet travel in the ancient, pre
scribed circles of our forefathers, and
they are apt to go somewhat uncer
tainly if thrust into new paths."
And this laughing, clever girl had
cried with homesickness! Well, no
wonder.' The worst of it was, she
could never hope to be acclimated.
She was not—their kind. Sooner or
later she must go back to God's coun
To her surprise, Gordon, though he
laughed softly for a moment, answer
ed rather gravely.
"If my somewhat niggardly fate
should grant me that good fortune,
that I may do something for you, I
ask that you be not afraid to trust to
my help. It Would not be half-hearted
—I. assure you."
She looked up at him gratefully.
•His shoulders, slightly stooped, betok-
the grind at college and the bur-
... den-bearing in later years, instead of
suggesting any inherent weakness in
the man, rather inspired her with an
intuitive faith in their quiet, unswerv
ing, utter trusthworthiness.
"Thank you," she said, simply. "I
am so glad they did not hurt you
much that day in the court-rOom. We
worried—Mary and I."
"Thank you. There was not the
least danger. They were merely vent
ing their spite on me. They would not
have dared more."
"There's my brakeman,' said Louise,
when she and Gordon had found a
seat near the rear. Mary had gone and
a brakeman had swung onto the iast
car as it glided past the platform, and(
came down the aisle with a grin of
recognition for his "little white lamb."
"How nice it all seems, just as if
I had been gone months instead of
days/and was coming home again. It
would be funny if I should be home
sick for the range when I get to
Wind City, wouldn't it?"
"Let us pray assiduously that it
may be so," answered Gordon, with
one' of his rare smiles. He busied
bystanders, for the time being at least, himself a -moment in stowing away
to Gordon. Men forgot, momentarily, her belongings to the best advantage,
their grudge against him. Understand- "It gets in one's blood—how or when
ing from the black looks that he was one never knows."
not in touch with the crowd, Sander- They rode In silence for a while.
son laughed a short snort of* con- "Tell me about your'big fight," said Quence»" ke said, abruptly.- "No fear
wise* presently. The roadbed was are my Water*
along on a down grade. He must needs
"bendr closer to hear her.
She was good' to look at, fair and
sweet, and it had been weary years
since women had come close to Gor
don's life. In the old college days, be
fore this hard, disappointing, unequal
.fight against the dominant forces of
greed, against tolerance of might over
coming right, had begun to sap his
vitality, he had gone too deeply into
his studies to have much time left
for the gayeties and gallantries of the
social side in university life. He had
not been popular with women. They
did not know him. Yet, though
dubbed a "dig" by his fellow colleg
ians, the men liked him. They liked
him for his trustworthiness, admired
him for his rugged honesty, desired his
friendship for the inspiration of his
"What shall I talk about, Miss Dale?
It is all very prosaic and unteresting,
I'm afraid shockingly primitive, glar
"I breakfasted with a stanch friend
of yours this morning," answ'ered
Louise, somewhat irrelevantly. She
had a feeling—a woman's feeling—that
this earnest, hard-working, reserved
man would never blurt out things
about himself with the bland self
centredness of most men. She must
use all her woman's wit to draw him
out. She did not know yet that he
Shall Send Jessie Black Over—"
was starved for sympathy—for under
standing. She could not know yet
that two affinities had drifted through
space—near together. A feather
zephyr, blowing where it listed, might
widen the space between to an infinity
of distance so that they might never
know how nearly they had once met
or it might, as its whim dictated, blow
them together so that for weal or for
woe they would know each the other.
"Mrs. Higgins, at the Bon Ami," she
continued, smiling. "I was so hungry
when we got to Velpen, though I had
eaten a tremendous breakfast at the
Lazy S. But 5 o'clock is an unholy
hour at which to eat one's breakfast,
isn't it, and I just couldn't help get
ting hungry all over again. So I per
suaded Mary to stop for another cup
of coffee. It is ridiculous the way I
eat in your country."
"It is a good country," he said, sob
"It must be—if you can say so."
"Because I have failed, shall I cry
out that law cannot be enforced in
Kemah county? Sometimes—may it
be soon—there will come a man big
enough to make the law triumphant.
He will not be I."
He was still smarting from his
many set-backs. He had worked hard
and had accomplished nothing. At
the last term of court, though many
cases were tried, he had not secured
"We shall see," said Louise, softly.
Her look, straight into his eyes, was a
glint of sunshine in dark places. Then
"Mrs. Higgins said to me: 'Jimmie
Mac hain't got the sense he was born
with. His little, dried-up brain'd rattle
'round in a mustard seed and he's get
tin shet o' that little so fast it makes
my head swim.' She was telling about
times when he hadn't acted just fair
to you. I am glad—from all I hear—
that this was taken out of his hands."
I can count my friends, the real
ones, on one hand, I'm afraid," said
Gordon, with a good-humored smile
"and Mrs. Higgins surely is the
"I am glad you smiled," said Louise.
That would have sounded so bitter
if you had not."
I couldn help .smiling. You—you
have such a way, Miss Dale."
It was blunt but it rang true.
"It is true, though, about my friends.
If I could convict—Jesse Black, for
instance—a million friends would call
me blessed. But I can't do it alone.
They will not do it they will not help
me do it they despise me because I
can't do it, and swear at me because I
try to do it and there you have the
whole situation in a nutshell, Miss
The sun struck across her face. He
reached over and lowered the blind
"Thank you. But it Is "vantage in'
now, is it not? You will get justice
before Uncle Hammond."
Unconsciously his shoulders
"Yes, Miss Dale," it is "vantage in.*
One of two things will come to pass.
I shall send Jesse Black over or——"
he paused. His eyes, unseeing, were
uuiuuu, wiiii uuDcciug, were
the gliding landscape as it
appeared in rectangular spots through
the window in front of them
"Yes. Or prompted Louise,
"Never mind. It is of no conse
quence," he said, abruptly. "No fear
"It it, tfcen, such a nest of cow
ards?" cried iJouise, intense' scorn- in
her clear voice.
"Yes," deliberately. "Men are
afraid of retaliation—rthose who are
not actually blood-guilty, as yon
might say. And who can say who is
and who is not? But he will be sent
over this time. Paul Langford is on
his trail. Give me two men like Lang
ford and that anachronism——an hon
est man west of the river—Williston,
and you can have the rest, sheriff and
"Mr. Williston—he has been unfOiv
tunate, has he not? He is such a
gentleman, and a scholar, surely."
"Surely. He is one of the finest
fellows I know. A man of the most
sensitive honor. If such a thing can
be, I should say he is too honest, for
his own good. A man can be, you
know. There is nothing in the world
that cannot be overdone."
She looked at him earnestly. His
eyes did not shift. She was satisfied.
"Your work belies your words," she
Dust and cinders drifted in between
the slats of the closed blind. Putting
her handkerchief to her lips, Louise
looked at the dark streaks on it with
"Your South Dakota dirt is so—
black," she said, whimsically.
"Better black than yellow," he re
torted. "It looks cleaner, now, doesn't
"Maybe you think my home a fit
dwelling place for John Chinaman,"
"Yes—if that will persuade you that
South Dakota is infinitely better. Are
you open to conviction?"
"Never! I should die if had to
"You will be going back—soon?"
"Some day, sure! Soon? Maybe.
Oh, I wish I could. That part of me
which is like Uncle Hammond says,
'Stay.' But that other part of me
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