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B PAE SIX ; mON COUNTY RECORD, CEDAR CITY, UTAII. FRIDAY, AUG. io, 1920.
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t AUTHOR 4"THE ADVENTURE f SHERLOCK rfoLME5M
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H ,, SYNOPSIS.
HS CIIAITEn I. Writing lonfr nttor the.
HHHJ ) ' events dctjcrlbcd, Jack CalJor, Scottish
HHHJ ) fnnnor, tells how. In liln childhood, tho
Hjl fear of Invasion by Nifpoleon, nt that
r tltno comploto master of Kuropo, had,
HHHJ, Rrlpped tho Drltlah nation. Following- a
HHHJ f fnlno alarm that tho French had landed,
HHVJ Jim Horncroft, tho doctor' son, youth of
HHW ' flftoon, quarrels with hla father over
HHVJ Joining tho army, and from that Incldont
Hi a llfolonjf frlondshlp bcglno between tho
HvBl born. .
Bj ' ' CIIAPTEU Il.-Whon Jnck Is elghtoon
HHW V hUi fnthor'n brother dies and hla daURll-
HHVJ I tor, Kdlo, soventoon yearn old, comos to
HHVJ l Xro with nor uncle. Attractive pereonally,
HHVJ ' I Intensely romantic, and noemlnKly fooling
HHVJ MUIe sorrow for her fatlior's death, tho
HHVJ J Elrl Is something of a puzzlo to tho
HHW, j altnplo folk of tho Caldor homo.
v CHAPTER III.-Edlo makes a ploy
iB thing of Jack's affections, and though al
ways Bomowhat In awo of her, a fooling
ot deep lovo for hla cousin develops In
the boy's heart Edlo roproaches htm for
Maying at homo In Idleness whllo his
country is at wnr. Btung by her words,
ho declares his Intention of Joining tho
j army at once, but sho porsuados htm to
g i May. Ho tells hor ho loves hor and sho
HHV J apparently roturns his affoctlon.
Hj I ' CHAPTER IV.
H J, The Choosing of Jim.
Bl J Anil then there enme ton weeks
B which wore llko a dream, nml are so
K i now to look hnck upon. I would
B j weary yon were I to toll yon what
H ' pnssed between iis, hnt oli ! how our-
. nest and fateful nml iill-luiportunt. It
B wus at the tlmo. Her waywardness.
1 her over-varying moods, now bright,
B now dnrk llko n meadow under drift-
B Ing clouds, her causeless angers, her
B Midden repentances, each In turn 1111-
Bf Ing mo with Joy or sorrow them
B wero my life, und nil tho rest was but
T ctnptlncss. Hut over deep down be-
B hind nil my other feelings wns a vague
H, disquiet u fear that I wait llko tho
B ' niun who set forth to lay bunds upon
B tlio rainbow, and that the rcnl Kdlo
B Onldcr, however near she might seem,
B, wuh In truth forever beyond my
B lit wnn after Christmas, but the win-
B tor hnd been mild, with. Just frost
B enough to mako It safe walking over
B. the pc((t bogs. Ouo fresh morning
B Kdlo had been nut early, mid she camo
H, back to breakfast with u flock of color
B on her cheeks.
B "Has your friend, the doctor's son
B cxnno home, Jack?" says she.
B "I heard that ho was expected."
B "Ah, thou It must luivo boen blm
H Mint I met on tho niulr."
Mn "Wlmt? You mot Jim Ilorscrpftr'
B" "I am mini It must bo he. A Rplen-
K dld-lookln man, n hero, with curly
B black hair, a short, strnlKbt nose, anil
B crnyv eyes. IIo was dretised in gray,
H , ' and ho has a Krnnd, deep, strong
H $ "IIo, lio, you spoko to him?" snld I.
H She coloreil n little, ns If sho hnd
H Rirld more than sho meant. "I was go-
H !ng where tho ground was n little soft,
Hs nnd ho warned mo of It," sho said.
H "Ah, It must havo been dear old
H Jim," said T. "Why, heart nltvu I hero
H ' tbe very man himself I" I hnd seen
B Mm through tho kitchen window, nnd
H now I rushed out with my hnlf-cnten
H hnnnock In my hand to grwt htm. IIo
H rnn forward, too, with his great bund
H i oqt nnd his oyo shining.
H ' "Ah, Jock!" ho cried, "it's goml to
B rco you ngnln. There nro no friends
B , llko tho old ones." Then suddenly ho
B stuck In his speech nnd stared, with
B hlfl mouth open, over my shoulder. I
i ' toinied, nnd there wns Klle, with such
S & merry, roguish smile, stnndlng In the
BU door. How proud I felt of her, nnd
Ej , ot myself too, its I looked nt her.
B "This Is my cousin, MJss lMlo Cal-
B , dcr. Jim," told I.
B "Do you often tnkc walks beforo
B , brealcfafct, Mr. riorscroft?" she rtskeil.
Ba t111 w'' tnnt r0K11,s'1 Kinllo.
Bp Tes," sntd ho, staring at her with
t ' all his eyes.
H "So do I, nnd crnernlly over yon-
j fler," snld sho; "but you nro not very
H Hospitable to yonr friend, Jnck. If you
J j o not do tho honors I shall hnvc to
tnke your place for the credit of Wit
j f. , Bach."
H Well, in nnothrr minute wo wero In
B with the did folk, nnd Jim hnd his
1 ffato of porridge ladled nut for him,
lDt lnirdly n word would he speak, hut
Y sAt, with his sioon In his hn!id,stnr-
Bj big nt Cousin Ille. .She shot little
, twinkling glances across nt him nil tho
B Mine, nnd It seemed to me that she was
M wnuaed at his backwardness, and that
7 sth'o;trIed by what she snld to give him
B "Jnck was telling mo that yon were
H ?it -1 'studying to bo a doctor," snld she.
1 ' S ' J Hint oh I how hard It must be, und
H bow long It must tnko before one can
M euthcr so much learning us that."
B "It takes mo long enough," Jim nn-
H severed, niefully, "but I'll boat it yet."
v', "How candid nnd truthful you nro I"
H Wtto cried, and so they went on, sho
B ' decking him with every virtue and
,, twisting his words to ninko htm play
B to,v part. tho way that I know so
well. Heforo sho wns done I could
sec that his hend wns buzzing with her
benuty nnd her kindly words. I
thrilled with pride to think he should
think so well of my kin.
"Isn't sho fine, Jim?" I could not
help snylng when wo stood nlono out
Bldo the door, he lighting his pipe be
fore he set off home.
"Fine 1" he cried. "I never saw her
''Wo'ro going to bo married," said I.
Tho plpo fell out of his mouth, and
ho stood stnrlng nt me. Then he
picked it up nnd wnlked off without a
word. I thought that ho would likely
come hnck, but ho never did, nnd I
snw him fnr off walking up tho brno
with his chin on his chest.
But I wns not to forget him, for
Cousin Kdle hnd n hundred questions
to ask me nbout his boyhood, nbout
his strength, nbout tho women thn'
he wns likely to know; there wns no
sntlsfyln her. And then ngnln, lutcr
In the day, I heard of him, but in n
less pleasant fashion.
It wns my fnther who qnmo homo
In the evening with his mouth full of
poor Jim. IIo hnd been deadly drunk
since midday, hnd been down to West
house Links to light the gypsy chnm
plon, nnd It wns not certain that tho
man would live through tho night. My
father had met Jim on the highroad,
dour as a thunder cloud, and with nn
Insult In his eyo for every man thnt
pnssed him. "(luld snkesl" said the
old man, "He'll make a lino practice
for liltnser if breaking bones will do
It." Cousin Kdle laughed at all this,
and I laughed because she dtd, but I
was not so sure thnt It wns funny.
On the third dny afterward I was
going up Corrlcmnlr by the sheep
trnek, when who should I see striding
down hut Jim himself. Hut ho wns
another man from the big, kindly fel
low who had supped his porridge with
us tho other morning. Ho had no col
lar nor tie, his vest was open, his hair
matted, and his face mottled like n
man who has drunk heavily overnight.
no carried an oak stick, and ho
slushed nt the whin bushes op either
sldo of the path.
"Why, Jim I" snld I.
But he looked at mo In the wny that
I hnd often seen nt school when the
devil wns strong In him, nnd when lie
knew thnt he was in tho wrong, and
yet set his will to brazen It out. Not
a word did ho sny, but ho brushed past
mo on tho narrow path, and swag
gered on, still brandishing his stick
und cutting at tho bushes.
Ah well, I wns not angry with him.
I was sorry, very sorry, and that was
ull. Of courso I was not so blind but
that I could seo how tho matter stood.
Ho was In lovo with Kdle, nnd he could
not bear to think that I should have
her. Toor dovlll how could he help it?
Maybe. I should have been the same.
There wns a tlmo when I should havo
wondered that a girl could havo turned
a strong man's head llko that, but I
knew more nbout It now.
For n fortnight I saw nothing of
Jim Horscroft, and then came tho
Thursday which wns to change tho
whole current of my life.
I hnd woke early that day, nnd, with
a little thrill of Joy, which Is a rare
thing to feel when a man first opens
hK eyes. Kdle had been kinder than
u-Minl the night before, and I had fallen
n-leep with the thought that maybe at
list I had caught the rainbow, and
that, without any Imaginings or make
hi'llcves, she was learning to love plain
tuck ('alder of West Inch. It was this
thought, still nt my heart, which had
u'Uen mo thiit little morning chirrup of
li'.v. And then I remembered that If
I hastened I might bo In tlmo for her.
for it wti'i her custom to go out with
P.ut I was too lute. When I came
to her door It was half open and the
rcmni empty. Well, thought I, at least
I iiiny meet her mid have the home
urrd walk wltti her. 1 zigzagged up
Hie steep pnthwny, brehthlng In tho
ih'ii. keen morning air, urn! humming a
'ilt as 1 went, until I came out, a little
'hurt of breath, nmong tho whins
up. n the top. Looking down the long
-ii mo nf the farther side, I saw Cousin
Kdle us I had expected, anil I saw Jim
Horscroft walking by her side.
They were not far away, but too
taken up with each other to .eo me.
She was walking slowly, with the
lltitle petulant cock of her dainty head
which I knew so well, casting her eyes
away from him, and shooting out a
word from time to time. He pneed
nloiig beside her, looking down at her
mid bending his head In the eagerness
of his talk, Then, as ho said some
thing, sho placed her hand with a ca
ress, upon his arm, and ho, carried off
his feet, plucked her up and kissed
her again and again, At tho sight I
could neither cry out nor move, but
stood with a heart of lead mid tho
face of a dead man staring down at
thorn. I Biuv her hnnd jmsved over his
shoulder and thnt his kisses wore as
welcome to her ns ever mlim had been.
Then he set her down again, nnd I
found thnt this hnd been their part
ing, for Indeed In another hundred
pnees they would hnvc come In view
of the upper windows of tho house.
Sho walked slowly nway, with n wave
back once or twice, nnd he stood look
ing nfter her. I waited until she was
some way off, nnd then down I enmc,
but so taken up wns he thnt I wns
I within n hnnd's touch of him before
ho whisked round upon me. IIo tried
to smile ns his oyes met mine.
"I saw you," I gasped, and my
throat had turned so dry thnt I spoko
like n mnn with n quinsy.
"Did you so?" said he, and ho gnvc
a little whistle. "Well, on my life,
Jock, I'm not sorry. I was thinking
of coming up to West Inch this very
day nnd bnvlng it out with you. May
be Its better ns it Is."
"You've been n fine friend," snld I.
"Well, now, be rcnsonnble, Jock,"
snld he, sticking his hnnds Into his
pockets nnd rocking to nnd fro ns he
stood. "Lot mo show you how It
stnnds. Look me In tho eye and you'll
see thnt I don't He. It's ibis wny. I
hnd met Kdle Miss Colder, that Is
before I came thnt morning, nnd there
were things which made mo look upon
her as free, and, thinking that, I let
my mind dwell on her. Then you said
sho wasn't free but wns promised to
you, nnd thnt was tho worst knock
I've had for a time. It clenn put me
off, and I mndc a fool of myself for
8omo days, and it's n mercy I'm not
in Berwick Jnll. Then by chance I
met her ngnln on my soul, Jock, It
wns chance for me nnd when I spoke
of j'ou she laughed nt the thought. It
wns cousin and cousin, sho snld, but
as for her not being free, or .you being
more to 'her thnn n friend, It wns fool's
talk. So you see, Jock, I wns not so
much to blnme nfter nil, the more so
ns she promised that she would let you
seo by her conduct thnt you wero mis
taken in thinking thnt you hnd any
clnlm upon her. You must have no
ticed thnt she has hardly had a word
for you for these last two weeks."
I laughed bitterly. "It was only Inst
night," snld I, "that she told me that
I was the only mnn In all this earth
that she could ever bring herself to
Jim Horscroft put out a shaking
hand nnd lnld It on my shoulder, while
he pushed his face forwnrd to look
Into my eyes.
"Jock Colder," said he, "I never
know you toll a He. You nre not try
ing to score trick ngnlnst trick, nre
you? Honest, now, between man mid
"It's God's truth," said I.
He stood looking nt me, and his face
had set llko that of a man who is hav
ing n hard light with himself. It was
a long two minutes beforo ho spoke.
"Seo hero. Jock,' said he, "this
womnn Is fooling us both. D'you hear,
man? she's fooling us both. She loves
you nt West Inch, nnd she loves me
on tho brne-lslde, and In her devil's
heart sho cares a whin blossom for
neither of us. Let's Join hands, man.
and send the hell-lire hussy to the
Hut this wns too much. I could not
curse her In my own henrt, and still
less could I stnnd by nnd hear nnothcr
mnn do It, not though It was my old
"Don't you call names I" I cried.
"Ach I you sicken mo with your soft
talk. I'll call her what she should be
"Will you, though?" said I, lugging
off my coat. "IKik you here, Jim
Horscroft, If you sny another word
ngalnst her I'll lick It down your
throat If you wero as big ns Berwick
castle. Try me, and seel"
Ho-peeled off his coat down to tho
elbows and then he slowly ilulled It on
"Don't bo such n fool, Jock," said
he. "Two old friends mustn't fall out
over such a well, there, I won't say
It. Well, by tho Lord I If she hasn't
nerve for ten!" '
I looked around, and there she wns,
not twenty ynrds from us, looking ns
cool and easy and placid as we wero
hot and fevered.
"I was nearly home," ?ald she,
"when I saw you two boys very busy
talking, so I enmo nil the wny back
to know whnt It wns about."
Horscroft took a run forward and
caught her by tho wrist. She gave a
little squeal at the sight of his face,
btlt ho pulled her toward where I wag
"Now, Jock, we've had tomfoolery
enough," said he. "Here she Is. Shall
wo take hor word as to which she
likes? Sho can't trick us now that
we'ro both together."
"I am willing." said I.
"And so nm I. If sho goes for you
I swear I'll never so much iib turn an
eyo on her ngnln. Will you do as
much for mo?"
"Yes, I will."
"Well, then, look herr, yon! We'ro
both honest men and friends, und wo
tell ench other no llrs, and so we know
your double wnyn. I know what you
said Inst night Jock knows what you
said today. D'you see? Now, then, fair
nnd square! Here we are before you,
once nnd hnvo done. Which In it to
be, Jock or me?"
You would hnvc thought that tho
womnn would hnvc been overwhelmed
with shnme, but Instead of that her
eyes were shining with delight, and 1
dnre wnger that It was the proudest
moment of her llfo. As she looked
from one to the other of us, with the
cold morning sun glittering on her
face, 1 had never acch her look so
lovely, Jim felt It also, I am sure, for
he dropped her wrist, arttl the harsh
lines wero softened upon his face.
"Come, Kdlo! Which Is it to bo?"
"Naughty boys; to fall out llko this,"
sho cried. "Cousin Jack, you know
how fond I am of you."
"Oh, int'ii, go to him I" said Hors
croft. "Hut I love nobody but Jim. There
Is nobody thnt I love like Jim." She
snuggled upTo him, nnd lnld her cheek
ngnlnst his breast.
"You see, Jock!" snld he, looking
over her shoulder.
I did see, nnd nwny I went for West
Inch, nnothcr man from the time that
I left it
The Man From the Sea.
Well, I was never one to sit groan
Jng over n cracked pot; If It cannot
bo mended, then It Is tho part of n
mnn to say no more of It. For weeks
I hnd nn aching heart; indeed, It Is
a little sore now, after nil these years
nnd n happy marriage, when I think
of It. But I kept u brave face on me,
and above all I did as I had promised
thnt dny on the hillside. I wns n
brother to her, nnd no more, though
there were times when I hnd to put
n curb upon myself.
For tho most pnrt sho nnd Jim were
hnppy enough. It wns nil over tho
countryside that they were to be mnr
rled when he hnd pnssed his degree,
nnd bo would come up to West Inch
four nights n week to sit with us. My
folk wore plenscd enough nbout It,
nnd I tried to be plensed too.
We used to tnko long rmnblci to
gether, Jim nnd I, and It Is nbout one
of those that I now want to tell you.
We hnd pnssed over Brnmston heath
and round tho clump of flm which
screens the house of Major Klllott
from tho sea wind. It wns spring,
nnd the year wns a forwnrd one. so
thnt tho trees were well leaved by the
end of April. It wns ns warm ns a
summer day, nnd we were tho more
surprised when we snw a huge flro
rourlng upon tho grass pint before, tho
mnjor's door. There wns n flr tree in
It, nnd tho flames wero spouting up
ns high ns the bedroom windows. Jim
nnd I stood stnrlng; hut we stnrcd tho
more when out enme tho mnjor, with
n great quart pot In his hnnd, and nt
bis heels his old sister, who kept
house for him, nnd two of the maids,
nnd nil four began capering nbout the
fire. He wns a douce, quiet mnn, ns
nil the country knew; and here he
wns, like Old Nick nt tho carllns'
dance, hobbling round und waving his
drink above his hend. We both set
off running, and ho waved tho more
when ho saw us coming.
"I'oupcI" ho roared. "Huzza, boys!
And at thnt we both fell to dancing
nnd shouting too, for It hnd been such
n weary war, ns fnr hnck ns we could
remember, nnd the shadow hnd lain so
long over us thnt It was wondrous to
feel that It was lifted. Indeed It wns
too much to believe, but the mujor
laughed our doubts to scorn.
"Aye, nye, it Is true," he cried, stop
ping, with his hnnd to his side. "Tho
nllles have got Paris, Honey hns
thrown up the sponge, nnd his people
nre all swearing allegiance to Louis
"And tho emperor?" I asked; "will
they spare him?"
"There's some 'tnlk of sending blm
to Klba, where he'll be. out of mis
chiefs wny. But his officers there
are some of them who will not get off
so lightly. Some deeds hnvo been
done these Inst twenty years that havo
not been forgotten. There nro n fow
old scores to be settled. But It's peace,
7euco!" and nwny ho wont once more
with h:s great tnukard, hopping round
Well, wo stnyed some tlmo with tho
major, and then away we went down
to the bench, Jim and I, talking about
this great news und all thnt would
come of It. How little did Jim know
at that moment, as ho strode along by
my side so full of health nnd of spir
its, that ho had reached the extreme
summit of life, nnd thnt from that
hour all would In truth be upon the
There was a little hnzo out to sen,
for It hnd been very misty In the early
morning, though tho sun had thinned
It. As we looked seaward wo sud
denly saw the snll of n small boat
break out through tho fog and come
bobbing along toward the land. A
single man wns seated In the sheets,
nnd she yawed nbout ns she ran, as
though he wero of two minds whether
to beach her or no. At Inst, deter
mined, It may be, by our presence, he
tnndo straight for us, and her keel
grated upon the shingle nt our very
feet. He dropped his snll. climbed out.
and pulled her bows up onto the beach.
"Oreat Britain, I bellevo?" said he.
turning round and facing us.
IIo wns a mnn somewhnt nbovo
middle height, but exceedingly thin,
well dressed In n suit of brown with
brass buttons, nnd he wore high boots,
which were nil roughened mid dulled
by the sea water. Ills face and hands
wero so dark thnt he might have been
n Spaniard, but ns ho raised his hat
to us we snw thnt the upper pnrt of
his brow wns quite white, nnd thnt It
was from without that he hnd his
swnrthlness. He looked from ono to
the other of us, and his gray eyes hnd
something In them which I hnd never
seen before. You could rend the
question, but there seemed to be n
menace nt tho buck of It, ns If tho
nnswor wero n right nnd not n favor.
"Great Britain?" ho nsked ngnln,
with n quick tap of his foot on tho
"Yes," snld I, while Jim burst out
"Scotland. But It's Knglnnd pnst
"Hon ! I know where I nm now. I've
been In a fog without a compass for
nearly three dnys, and I didn't thought
I was over to see land again." He
spoko Kngllsh glibly enough, but with
some strnugo turn of speech from
tlmo to time,
I III I IIMM II I I - -HMM
anything Into her. That wit . ....hi
day." "And today's Thursday. You have
been three days without bite or sup."
"It Is too long," snld he. "Twice
beforo I have been for two days, but
never quite so long ns this. Well, I
shall leave my bont here, and sec
whether I can get lodgings In any of
these little gray houses up on the
hillsides. Why Is thnt grent fire burn
ing over yonder?"
"It Is ono of our neighbors who hns
served ngnlnst the French. He Is re
joicing becnuse pence has been de
clared." "Oh ! you have n neighbor who hns
served, then? I nm glnd, for I, too,
have seen a little soldiering here nnd
there." He did not look glnd, but he
drew his brows down over his keen
"You nro French, arc you not?" I
nsked, ns we nil wnlked up the hill to
gether, ho with his blnck bng In his
hand, and his long blue clonk slung
over his shoulder.
"Well, I am of Alsnce," said he.
"And you know they are more Ger
man thnn French. Far myself, Ihnve
been In so ninny lands that I feel at
homo In all. I havo been u great trav
eler. Anil where do you think thnt I
might Hnd a lodging?"
I can senrcely tell now, on looking
hnck with tho grent gnp of flve-nnd-thlrty
yenrs between whnt impression
this singulnr mnn had made upon me.
Jim Horscroft was a fine mnn, and
MnJ. Klllott wns n bravo one, btlt they
both lucked something thnt tills wnn
'derer hnd. It wns the quick, nlert
'look, tho flnsh of the eye, the name
less distinction which Is so hnrd to
fix. And hcn, we had saved hlra
when he lny gasping on tho shingle,
nnd one's henrt nlwnys softens to
wnrd whnt ono hns once helped.
"If you will come with me," snld I,
"I hnve little doubt thnt I enn find
you a bed for a night or two, and by
thnt time you will be better nble to
mnkc your own arrangements."
He pulled off his hnt, nnd bowed
with nil the grace lmnglnnble. But
Jim Horscroft pulled me by the sleeve
nnd led mo aside.
" You're mad, Jock," he whispered.
"The fellow's n common adventurer.
Whnt do yon want to got mixed up
with him for?"
But I wns nlwnys ns obstlnnto n
mnn ns ever lnced his boots, nnd If
you Jerked me hnck It was the finest
wny of sending me to tho front.
"He's n stranger, nnd It's our pnrt
to look after blm," snld l.
"You'll be sorry for It," snld he.
"If you don't think of yourself you
might think of your cousin."
'! "Kdle enn tnkc very good cure of
"Well. then, tho devil take you, and
I you niny do whnt you like," he cried.
' t In one of his sudden llubhes of anger.
I Without a word of farewell to either
'i of us he turned off upon the track thnt
'lied up townrd his father's house.
I Bnnnventurc do Lnpp smiled nt me
ns we walked on together.
I I "T illcln'f thoiiL'ht ho liked me very
I much." said he. "I can see very well
thnt he has made n quarrel with you
1 because you aro taking me to your
, home. What does ho think of mo
then? Does ho think, perhaps, that I
have stole the gold In my bng, or what
Is It that ho fears?"
j "What did I shoutr
I told him, though it bore little
meaning to my mind. He looked sharp-
. ly at us, mid then he shrugged his
I "It's tho words of a song," snld he.
I "Well, the question Is, whut am I to
do now? I didn't thought I was so
! weak. Where did you get the wa-
I pointed towards the burn, und ho
stnggered off to the bnnk. There ho
' lay down upon his face, mid he drank
until I thought ho would never huve
done. At last he got up, with a long
sigh, nnd wiped his mustache with his
"That's better," said he. "Have you
) I had crammed two bits of ontenke
Into my pocket when I left home, nnd
J these he crushed into his mouth mid
swallowed. Then he squared his shoul
ders, puffed out bis chest, nnd patted
his ribs with the tint of his hands.
J "I nm sure that I owe you exceed
'Ingly well," said he. "You have been
j very kind to n stranger. But I see
that you have had occasion to open
"We hoped that we might find wine
or brandy there when you fainted."
"Oh, I have nothing there but Just
my little how do you sny It? my
' savings. They aro not much, but I
j must live quietly upon them until I
' And something to do. Now, one could
live very quietly here, I should say. I
! could not hnvo come upon a more
'peaceful place, without, perhaps, so
much as a gendarme nearer than that
"You haven't told us yet who you
nre, where you come from, nor whnt
1 you hnve been," snld Jim bluntly.
The stranger looked him up and
'down with a critical eye. "My word!
but you would make a grenndler for n
Hank company," said he. "As to what
'you ask, I might tnko offense nt It
! from other lips, but you havo a right
to know, since you hnvo received me
' with so great courtesy. My name is
Bonaventurc de Lapp. I am n soldier
and a wanderer by tn'de, and I hnvo
come from Dunkirk, us you may seo
printed upon the bont."
"I thought thnt you hnd been ship
wrecked?" snld I.
But ho looked nt mo with the
straight guze of tin honest man.
"That Is right," said he. "But the
ship went from Dunkirk, mid this Is
one of her bouts. The crew got away
In the long boat, und she wont down
so uulcklv that I hnd no tlmo to put
i i - -- in i
"Where u.u ,oti como from, then?""'
"I was In n ship that was wrecked,"
said he shortly. "What is the town
"It Is Berwick."
"Ah, well, I must get stronger be
fore I can go further." He turned to
wurd the boat, nnd ns he did so ho
gnvc n lurch, nnd would have fnllen
hnd he not caught the prow. On this
ho sented himself, nnd looked round
him with n face that was flushed and
two eyc3 that blazed like n wild X 4 1
"Voltlgeurs de lu Garde!" ho roared
In a voice like n trumpet call, and
then again, "Voltlgeurs de In Gnrdel"
He wnved his hat nbovo his head, and
suddenly pitching forwnrd upon his
face on the snnd, ho lny nil huddled
Into a little brown heap.
Jim Horscroft nnd I stood nnd
stnrcd nt ench other. The coming of
tho mnn hnd been so strange, nml his
questions, nnd now this sudden turn.
Wo took him By n shoulder ench and
turned him upon his bnck. Ills lips
wero bloodless, and his breath would
scarce shake a feather.
"He's dying, Jim." I cried.
"Aye, for wnnt of food nnd water.
There's not a drop or a crumb In tho
boat. Maybe there's something In tho
bag." He sprang In and brought out
a blnck lenther bng, which, with a
Inrge bluo cont, wns the only thing In
tho boat. It was locked, but Jim hnd
it open in nn Instant. It was half
full of gold pieces.
Neither of us hnd ever seen so much
before ho, nor n tenth port of It.
There must hnvo been hundreds of
them, nil bright new British sov-
crelgns. Indeed, so taken up were wo
thnt we hnd forgotten nil about their
owner, until n groan took our thoughts
bnck of blm. Ills lips were bluer than
ever, and his Jnw had dropped. I enn
seo Ills open mouth now, with Its row
of white, wolfish teeth.
"My God! he's off," cried Jim.
"Here, run to the burn, Jock, for a
Imtful of water. Quick, mnn, or he's
gone! I'll loosen his things the
Awny I tore, nnd wns bnck In a
minute with as much wntcr ns would
stny In my Glengnrry. Jim hnd pulled
open tho mnn's cont nnd shirt, nnd wo
doused the water over him, nnd forced
some between his lips. It hud n good
effect, for nfter u gasp or two he sat
up, and' rubbed his eyes slowly, llko a
mnn who Is w'nklng from n deep sleep.
But neither Jim nor I wero looking nt
his fnce now. for our eyes .were fixed
on his uncovered chest.
There were two deep red puckers In
It. one Just below the collar bone, and
the other nbout halfway down on tho
right side. The skin of his body-was
extremely white up to the brown lino
of his neck, and the ungry crinkled
spots looked the more vivid ngalnst
It. From above I could see there wns
a corresponding pucker In the bnck at
one place but not at the other. In
experienced as I was, I could toll what
that mennt. Two bullets hnd pierced
his chest one had passed through It,
and the other had remained Inside.
Dili Miiuurin.v hi: nuiKuiwu ui nn
feet, and pulled his .vhlrt Jo, with it
quick, suspicious glnnce ntus.
"Whut have I been dohiRl" he nsked.
"I've jieen off my head. Tnkc no no
tice of anything I may have said.
Have I hooi shouting?"
"Yoji shouted Just before i fell."
"Tut! I neither know nor enre,"
said I. "No stranger shall pass our
door without u crust und a bod." With
my head cocked, and feeling as If I
was doing something very fine, In
stead of being tho most egregious fool
south of Edinburgh, I marched on
down tho path, with my new uc
quulntauce at my elbow.
(Continued next week.)
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