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CHAPTER I. rj
* Little Playmates. ^
| A golden- mo
: BlfiSPW haired girl?in the' p0]
' eighth summer of T.^
INER^&gaB her childhood and; J,.
r ?1111^1111 in ***? third summer; U j.
of her life in the; tw(
jungle of British gpe
ff??: Sl. East Afric a ?p^
g?| ijf: \ emerged, from the t^e
f? S big thatched bunga- j He.
flgl low that stood a lit-; M
k pf |Ljg| tie apart from the ~rQ
I pli fil? conical grass huts dra
| comprising the Ka- ca^
fir kraal or village. &
IjjljP^''*^ In the thicket anc
i mwmmm vonder a Katir war-i
1 . ... | wb
nor, moving with j
the stealth of a panther, suddenly j
paused in his tracks. He beheld la
the child, yet he gave her little
.heed. He noted with particular-J
' ity, however, that all the cattle were j
L grazing unguarded in the clearing
D just beyond the Kafir village, and | ,e
E that now, at sunrise, all the Kafirs
I who owned the cattle still slept within
i their huts. For this warrior belonged;
r . to a tribe hostile to Wambo, who 0011
ruled the sleeping kraal. Moreover, no1
this warrior was engaged in a recon-j mu
noissance for his own chief, Amazu, A
to whom he would* presently return ste;
and report that Wambo and his menj
had become slothful and permitted!
their cattle to rer.ain unsentineled1
after sun-up. For Chief Amazu covfeted
the cattle of the rich Wambo, and j I
wished to annex them as his own sta
property at an hour when there was his
small chance of having to fight as well ly
as to steal.
The little, golden-haired girl glanced we]
back into the bungalow of her father, yar
assuring herself that all within still at
slept. Her eyes then wandered to the stii
Kafir huts of Chief Wambo and his hoi
people. Not a sign of life among the' see
blacks. Seemingly the only human; r!
being "up with the sun" in all that! ma
settlement was Edith Wayne, the mis-; the
s'onary's daughter. She glided across hat
??? __? ka(
>Rode on Bibi's 3ack Every Morning. asH
tVia rlpqrinc and riisanneared into the
f jungle. ; Edi
.From the hut of Chief Wambo at cor
the head of the "main street" of the
Kafir village now emerged a little bey! Bai
with skin like polished ebony, -wear- of
ing a loin cloth of unbleached cotton. J A
He glanced b^ok into the hut and re- pre
ceived a signal, from his lather with- cor
fe in, not to speak. For Chief Wambo, a ?a
Jp veritable giant of a Kafir, was not: em
r- sleeping, but wide awake, sitting with! get
^ his assegai in his hand and his shield j j
lying at his feet. The little black son j ?
jF of Wambo did not understand why his ^
father had remained in his hut thus j ?Qn
for several mornings past, long alter tllj,
sun-up. Very likely it troubled his j j
boyish mind not at all. Anyway, he \ per
I now darted into the jungle and pres-j cor
ently called softly: j j
"Missy Edith!" I prj
"Find me, Bantu," a voice replied, j
The boy ran to a great mahogony! onJ
fl| tree and darted round and round it till i
at last he seized hold of Edith Wayne, ^ya
who for thiee years had been his; (
playmate. I jie?
"If you want a ride on Bibi," the QCJ
boy said, "we must go to the water- ^la
ilake, quick." hoi
LBibi was a baby elephant. Edith I Gu<
and Bantu rode on Bibi's back every! j
(morning and had great fun. So now J exc
'they raced toward the little pond j
r v?nere diui was in tut? uauic ui \\a
ing for his morning drink. For Bibi he':
had strayed long ago from his mother tell
and his herd and was the pet of the ste
Kafir village. j rivi
inn rrln n*oc? r-> Aicir i V> r\ i n ?*
Fjl uc juu5ic >> cxo xiwxoj uu ciivj ^iiat ? cL v
Jter of monkeys and brilliant with the bac
?- plumage of parrots. Yet the jungle Edi
held its terror?terrors other than the rea
Kafir warrior who even now was J
watching the two children as they ran bur
toward the pond. A python full IS "ou
- :J '' V ' '
1". t-Mi !!?. tlj* ;
iy. !' t i - .
s. The python had writrglod into
: a bush and the s:r< at thornshos
k*nir. sharp ;.s lieiHlhs an i hat
Stt'fl "liild i 211 j : cl led lilt' iiiij.il*
ike, and it did not squirm its' ii" >
iswea rrepdom till ioi;g aiier u
Idren had passed.
'"ar away in the fastiu sses cf th
;gle the black boy and the whi;
1 heard a lion roar. Hut their chil
ears were accustomed to the voic
the king of the forest, and onwai
iy raced, unafraid. They passe
i elephant grass where the Zul'
fir warrior lay in hiding. But the
not see him, for the warrior ha
[en fiat on the ground at their a;
3ut after the children had passe
> warnor arose and glided awa
Tonight Amazu will eat meat!"
rhus this warrior sealed the fate (
two children. If Amazu ate me?
.t night, it would mean that on th
rrow he would take the warpatl
* the Kafir rarely eats meat excei
en about to go forth to kill tb
cks of another clan.
a their race through the jungle, tfa
> children now reached a place c
at trees arching high overhea<
this place Edith's father had give
name "The Forest Cathedral,
re Dr. Robert Wayne, at once a
D. and a D. D., had erected a rud
ss. And here in this forest cath<
1 the Kafirs of Wambo's villag
Qe daily to listen to the teaching (
missionary and to practice trade
I useful arts and crafts that th
ite man taught them.
is the children reached the cros
t stood on a kind of terrace fori]
a natural altar, Bantu cried:
lis trained ear detected certai
nds far down the caravan trail t
Sabaki river?sounds that alarme
i. Bantu listened intently, clutc]
One horse!?and many meaning
this way!" he finally ai
meed. "Come, Missy Edith! W
st go tell our fathers."
iway they sped, retracing the:
ps toward the Kafir settlement.
The "Talking Paper."
>r. Robert Wayne, herculean <
ture, appeared in the doorway <
bungalow and stood toying mood
with his Bible. In the outdot
'hen thfi Kafir cook and mess bo\
re preparing breakfast?of frie
ns and coffee. Across the clearin;
the Kafir village, not a black we
ring, though it was now a ha
ir since sun-up?a fact whic
med to trouble Doctor Wayne,
.'he doctor was joined now by h
n Friday?the man-of-all-work i
missionary camp. This man, Har
1 come all the way from Californi
h the Waynes, and for three yeai
1 acted as their guide, philosophe
jnd and campmaster.
There's something troubling yo
" TJT MAttr Qll V
;tOI , Xlitl l UUW saiu. ? ? ii a. i. o am,
Come aside?away from the hous
lart. I don't want Mrs. Wayne "
ir what I've got to say. Hart," t
itinued, when they'v.ere well awa
m the house, "Wambo is expectin
attack from his old enemy, Amazi
sure of it. He has been expectin
attack for several mornings pastsunrise.
At sun-up each mornin
and his men keep within the
s. all armed. Their object is thi
mislead Amazu's spies into belie
that he, Wambo, can be taken fc
prise at sunrise. But, careful
re comes Mrs. Wayne. We mu:
let her know."
Irs. Wayne came from the bung;
Innkine searchinelv about. An
v when she joined the two men, sh
Where is Edith?"
Here she comes!" cried Wayne, ?
ith and Bantu bounded into vie\
ning from the jungle.
They bring news," said Hart. "See
3tu calls excitedly into the hi
Wambo, his father."
it the same time Chief Wambo a;
>ached. And as if his coming fort
iveyed the signal, the whole villag
.11 the Kafirs of both sexeserged
from their huts in hordes an
about the work of the day.
kittle Edith ran to her parents.
Oh, papa?mamma! Did you he*
at Bantu told his papa? He saic
l6 horse?and many men?comir
lart looked his alarm. He whi
ed to Doctor Wayne: "It is Ama2
ning to the attack!"
3ut Doctor Wayne, to Hart's su
se, smiled. "No," he said. "X<
h a horse. You forget, Hart, th<
y the whites can afford a horse i
s country." He turned to Mr
iyne. "Mollie," he said, "guess \vh
coming. A horse's hoofs have bee
ird pounding along the trail?ar
horses are too expensive for tt
cks, it means that this particuk
* ~ J /I /\? Vv** n A mo'
ae IS liuucu uy a. nuuo j-u?.
ess who lie is."
Sdith answered for her mother t
ilaiming: "It is Uncle Steve!"
Yes, my ^brother Stev?," Mr
.yne said. '"But how strange! Wh;
s a week ahead of time. Didn't yo
. me only last night, Robert, th?
ve would not get back'from :h
sr station with the mail for at leas
;eek to come? Why is he hurry in
:k so soon? But come, papa!?com
:th!?come Hart!?breakfast j
l little later a great hullafcalo
st forth in the Kafir village, an
horse and many men," just a
I r ; 1 .'.'IT-.;.' ! ' >
' > h *.; i 'V.i ii for: ,,!
a s l>: ji'T, who:.! .
_ ::::<! c\-n Hit? Kai?rs to call
(j "I'nele Steve."
v The "many i;,< n" behind Vncis
o San e came carry ias? loads or. J heir
l(i heads, presents for Chi i Wambo
" Bet you can't guess why I'm back
KJ a week ahead of time," I'ncle Stove
_e said, addressing his brother-in-law,
d- JJoetor w ayne.
e "Had news travels fast," Robert
(] Wayne replied. "Is that it?"
d "Good news?" Mrs. Wayne asked,
sy Uncle Steve smiled and produced a
<j packet of letters, from which he took
p. a long, legal-looking envelope and
| proffered it to Doc'ior Wayne. The
envelope was open.
y,: "I opened your 'talking paper,' as
; the Kafirs call all letters, and read it,
as usual, Rob," Uncle Steve said, "to
see if answers were required before
it I left the river station. Well, 1 ante
ewered that particular 'talking paper*
h on thp sunt?hv f^i<3rmtph^T^p, a runner
LA. ~ ?Z' v w ~ J ?
Dt witii a cablegram. That runner has
te by sow reached Mombassa on the
coast, and the cable has carried the
i? answer to this letter?to England."
)f "England!" exclaimed Doctor Wayne.
i. "News from my distant relatives?"
n Though Doctor Wayne had lived in
" California since childhood and had
n long been recognized as a useful
!e American citizen, he was Englishe
born and all his relatives still lived
;e in England.
)f Doctor Wayne now read the letter
;s aloud. All listened spellbound as they
ie learned that the law firm of Spain &
j Co. of London, solicitors for the late
s, Lord Carlton, announced that his lorda
ship had died and left a will bequeath1
ine' tn his rrmsin Rnhprt Wai'ne. a
! legacy of fifty thousand pounds sterln
ing. The solicitors requested that
.0 Dr. Wayne come immediately to Eng;d
land to receive his fortune,
h- i "I cabled that we would start at
; once for our home in California, via
?, England," Uncle Steve said.
e CHAPTER HI.
ir Noiselessly as a Python.
Meanwhile at the Kafir village the
"many men" who had escorted the
"one horse" now unfolded from the
j packs which these blacks had carried
on their heads no end of things to
please the eye of Chief Wambo.
:>f These articles they had acquired in
i- "trade" at the river station. There
r. were colored beads galore, which
s Wambo distributed to the women, retd!
serving the bluest and reddest for his
S. i own wife, Swazi, mother of Bantu.
ls Then there were bolts of unbleached
cotton cloth, which the natives called
h 4 Americani," because it was made in
i America. This "Americani" was
is turned over to the women for garn!
ments which Mr:?. Wayne had taught
t,; them to make. For Wambo himself
there was a rifle and cartridges.
"S1 WhilA tho riflo tle^sed Wambo
r>! much, another article brought by the
blacks pleased him raore. This was
an American alarm clock. With an
a' assegai Wambo pried open this marvelous
glittering thing which ticked
;e i in his ear in a way he could not un0,
derstand. The mechanism within so
ie! tickled him that he unscrewed one
y i of the cog-wheels and attached it to
SI a thong.
a-1 "Bantu," he called. "Here is a charm
g: for you!" And he Lung the cog-wheel
~~ of the p.larm clock about the neck of
* his son and heir. Whereat Bantu was
ir exceeding proud and strutted up and
19 down before the black girls and then
v" ran off to show this wonderful article
iy of personal adornment to his friend,
! Edith Wayne.
i Presently Edith herself entered the
j village in company with Bantu. And
with the children came Doctor and Mrs.
i Wayne and Uncle Steve.
"Wambo," said Doctor Wayne, "I
i have fallen heir to millions of beads
! and miles of Americani and no end of
j alarm clocks. It is my duty to my
"j family to go from Here ana treK to
>r ; Mombassa and sail thence by a big
^ | boat across the wide water to a far
1 country that has 110 jungle, there to
; claim my beads and my Americafli
^; and my alarm cloclrs and present
rQ j tneip to my wife and daughter, thus
u! The Glitter of Battle Shone in Warnit!
providing for them so long as they
2- shall live. So tomorrow, at sun-up,
e ! we must leave here and take the river
| To the missionary's speech Warn bo
- liotonoH -:tnir?nllv till thf> rlnrfoi an
d ' nounced that he would take the trail
^ ' through the jungles. It was then that
as ; ror. >:
"1 I- ;-'.M \\ ; yn-, to !<... .ry
i-vrt. 5 ; " , ... ; i ; , .. .
... i. 1 . ' ! i u.' !. . I : <ti
ai: i ? (!<; 'i ; !o .v vo!< e so lis.
Way:.*- '<!:],] ::<<i h,;.:- ill I have
put ;t I-..;'.! ; from th:< gun into the
evil heart i f niv ^iifiny. Ama/.u."
"I read thy thoughts. Wambo." Doctor
\\ QV71A " iJ'if f\y\ rl"W* T T*'J i 1 1)M
evil car. befall me or mine?no evil
from any man, even though that man j
be Amazu. nor from any beast of the
jungle?for I am in tune with the wild, j
I Wambo, and all things wild are in ac-j'
: cord with me."
"Listen, Wayne doctor," Wambo retorted.
"In the forest there are foes
as many as the stars around the
! moon. And these foes are led by I
Amazu. And Amazu is still a heathen.";
i In this same hours the Zulu-Kafir i
scout, who had that morning spied on
tbo villflPti nf W'amhn rpturripii tn the i
kraal of Amazu and reported thus:
1 "Wambo, O, Amazu, has become as'
; slothful as the cobra. He sleeps an
hour after sun-up. And his cattle in j
that hour are not protected. The time
to strike, Amazu, is as the sun comes J
i up." !
' Later that day Amazu killed an ele
pliant, and by his men a giraffe was
' slain. And that night. Amazu and all i
his followers ate the meat of the tail j
of the giraffe, together with steaks!
hacked from a foreleg of the elephant.
Then, toward dawn. Amazu
I ana ms men put un uieir war uiess.
They sallied forth into the jungle in
single file, hundreds of them, in a.
long, thin black line.
But when this long line neared the
kraals of Wambo, just at sun-up, ex-1
j pecting to pounce him while he still
slept, great was the chagrin of Amazu
when his scouts reported that Warn-!
i bo and all his men were up and armed
! and ready for the fray, as if Wambo s
: own spies had already reported that,
Amazu was approaching in war feathj
j "And the white doctor is leaving the 1
i kraal of Wambo and going on the
| trail to the river," the scouts said.
Whereupon Amazu took his place at
; the head of his column and led the line
i forward toward the river trail. And
now the long, thin, black line moved
! sinuously through the forest and as
! noiselessly as a monstrous python.
"Bantu, Where Art Thou?"
In Wambo's village a veldt wagon
i stood ready to carry the Wayne fam-(
! ily over the trail to the river. Mrs.:
! Wayne had already taken her place in
: _ i
' ^ ^ ^ ^
fA Q-f^n+ fnr fIIA P.ftact
i iv? c< \a j wv vwai w vi % iv wmw*i
the wagon beside Hart, who would
act as driver, while Doctor Wayne and
Tncle Steve would ride their horses on <
either side of the wagon as mounted
Bantu was giving Edith her last
ride on Bibi. The baby elephant was:
toddling along, led by Bantu, within
bight of the village.
"Keep Bibi for me, Bantu," Edith i
was savins:. "Some day I will come;
back here. And then maybe Bibi will
I be a great big elephant?so big I'll j
' need a stepladder to get to her back.
Won't that be fun!" And she laughed;
But Bantu?well. Bantu had never,
felt so sad before in all his short life.;
Tears welled from his eyes and he;
"Don't go, Missy Edith?please stay ;
here with me. I'll buy you for a wife;
i with awful lnf<? nf cattle?iust like my i
! father bought my mother before I wa3
! But just then they heard Mrs.,Wayne
calling. Edith sprang from Bibi's back :
and grabbed Bantu's hand.
"Don't forget me, Bantu. And keep
Bibi for me."
And then, hand in hand, they ran to
"All ready! Here we go!" called
: Doctor Wayne, as Edith was helped
I into the wagon. And the doctor turned
to say farewell to Wambo.
A great number of Kafirs were com- '
ing from their huts now, armed with !
assegais and shields.
"Where are those men going, !
equipped as for war?" Wayne asked
"With you, Bwana (white chief), to
j guard you."
"I'll have no escort, Wambo," Wayne j
j said decisively. "An armed guard :
; comprised of your people would only j
i invite attack by Amazu, should we j
: meet him on the trail, un tne otner 1
i hand, I carry the cross, Waaibo. It
is a better safeguard for me and mine
than a hundred of your warriors."
lie passed up to Mrs. Wayne in the
wagon a rude cross made of two
i . .L i.: i c.: i:"
h ; i d out of \j;
crrjiiiitig us it. care; ai d over liie j,
rv mi,!i gronnd. v. !ti: 'wis. Way v? av;i;:r
good byes to th Ka'.rs, while n
K irh vhoutod a L st shrill larf-wf-Il To'
I'< .?:tu. Cooler Wayne and I'r.ole; w
St. ve follow, d the wagon on their
LiX.fi > C . ?
The warriors started also to follow1
the wagon, i'ut Wambo stopped them h
with a gesture. i t<
"The white medicine man wishes no a
escort to the river," the chief told his: a
men. "He carries the cross, thinking i c
it will protect him. He forgets that1
Amazu closed his ears to the teachings i n
of the Good Book. And Amazu is still E
a heathen." I'
In his hut Wambo said to Swazi. his w
wife: "Where is Bantu, our son?" g
"Yes, where is Bantu?" Swazi re-,
plied, in sudden wonderment. J "
They went out and peered up and ; n
down the village street. But nowhere h
was Bantu to be seen. tl
"Bantu! Oh, Bantu!" Swazi called.! ^
"Bantu! where art thou?" thundered d
uie i ?
But there came no answer?no tl
A Deep, Dark Plot.
Bantu had stolen out of the village:
and into the jungle while his father' v
was addressing the warriors. Bantu [
feared to let the warriors see his; n
tears. So he had crept away to weep | *
unobserved. In a paroxysm of grief j
+Vit<qti' Viimeolf /-?n tVio crrMinrl in t5>^ ' ^
jll^J nii t uiuiovijl vu kiiv q* v ... forest
glade, and he wept bitter tears *
over the going away of the little white h
girl with whom he had played day
after day for three long years.
But now, suddenly springing up,;
Bantu wiped away his tears and made |" ^
a great resolve. He would follow the j
wagon of the white medicine man and ! q
have just one more playtime with!
Edith. j I
So Bantu sped on down the trail, fol-! a
lowing the wagon tracks till, he felt;
as if his woolly hair was straighten- j
ing on his head and standing on end. j ^
Fear paralyzed him. His legs felt '
wobbly. Yonder, through the forest
deptns, ne Deneiu a long, mm une oi j
Zulu-Kafir warriors, moving across the
trail in sinister silence. And Bantu ^
knew by their dress that these men j .
were on the war path. j ^
Worse than that, he perceived that ^
the line moved not toward the kraal of j
Wambo, his father, but over the short j
cut through the forest to meet the j y
wagon trail where it passed through a | ^
little valley amid the outlying hills.:
Yes, these warriors were advancing to*
intercept the wagon carrying Bantu's b
beloved playmate. j
The lad turned and sped like a deer ^
back toward his own village. He
would carry the news to his father and j f
'get him to send many warriors to the
aid of the white medicine man, and to ; ^
protect Edith. 0
As he ran, however, Bantu confront- j g
ed a new danger. He stopped not a j
minute too soon to escape observation j
by two black men who were coming '
toward him. One of these men, judg-!
ing by the gossip which Bantu had j
heard in the kraal, the boy knew must
be none other than Amazu, the chief
who would not permit Edith's father to 1 i
come among his men and teach them j
not to steal and murder. The second I I
black man, judging by his hideous
painted face and the teeth of many !
animals which he wore around his | i
neck, was Amazu's witch doctor.
T ~ rr fr\T o ViiVlinrr i
l^UUI\lilg IV/i C4, A* iUinj , ? ,
beheld, as if divinely placed, a slit in j
a hollow tree. He ran to it. The slit i
was wide enough for the boy to slip j
through to the inside of the tree.
No sooner was Bantu safely en-:
sconced in this providential retreat1
than the two blacks reached the tree, j
halted and proceeded to hold council. !
Bantu heard the deep bass voice of the j
powerfully built chief, Amazu, say- j
ing: j j
"The white witch doctor carries a 1 j
Ond o cmn TllO OrfVSS fail dO I
UUSO uuu a, guu. * I
no harm. But the gun is lightning!" ! \
"And the white witch doctor is a i I
sure shot," Bantu heard the black j
witch doctor say. "So when the white
man camps today, Amazu, you must T
go to the misisionary and be very j
friendly and very like a Christian say- j j5
ing prayers. You must pray the mis-: r
sionary to follow you to heal a man 1 11
of sleeping sickness." j
Amazu and his witch doctor now ^
strode silently away. Bantu under- i
stood that Amazu was going straight j g
to the wagon carrying his beloved
playmate and that the chief meant to
trick Edith's father into leaving his
family to be massacred by the warriors.
So Bantu knew there was no ;
time now to run to his own village and
get the help of his father's warriors.
He, Bantu himself, must be a little of
warrior. He must speed over the tb
short cut through the jungle till he hit th
the wagon trail in the valley. Would !
he reach the whites before Amazu?;^That
was what troubled little black ;
Bantu now as he raced through the j.
CHAPTER VI. <4*
"Oh, the Pity of It!" ' de
Through the jungle and down into ,
the valley Bantu ran. At last, panting : lil
from a race lasting an hour or more, j pt
he sighted the wagon standing in a j
? iu+iq m-o v nff th? trnil_ There !
CICcll dig. a. uuic ?> u.j ...
was smoke from a fire. They were |
cooking the noonday meal.
Edith was the first to see the black
boy. and she shouted with delight: W:
The boy's eyes searched the camp uj
" r. ' ' ' orl^r?.
U' i.'U 1 :
. y I'.antu, \ m>* ar> >< i *
- ! \\*a> ne a. !; -1. as slie
jin (i the children.
"Wh re is your father, Missy Edith?"
laniu insist, (l.
ZOi'h ansvercd. "hut he
ill ((in:-' r: ,;.i bjc k."
"Gone!" gu:;,x 'l r: i.fi. "Then he 1
*ent away with t'hi- f A uzu?' I
"Yes, Hantu. Look!" Ktiiiii proudly
e!d up a necklace of shells for Bantu j
d inspect. He recognized the shells ;
s cowry. They had monetary value, !
nd were used, in some respect**, as |
urrency in the jungle.
"Aroazu, when he was here a few .
linutes ago, gave rae this necklace," !
Idith now explained. "And, Pantu,
m now going to give it to you. You
ill wear it, and every c^y while I am
one it will remind you of me."
"Bantu!" Mrs. Wayne now said,
why do you look so frightened? Tell
le, is anything wrong? Amazu came
ere a little while ago and told us
iat a member of his band was down
rith the sleeping sickness?perhaps
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ymg. lie asneu my nusuanu iu get
is medicines and go with him to treat
he poor sick man."
"I'm too late," Bantu said, looking
i alarm toward the forest.
"What do you mean, Bantu?" Mrs.
Vayne asked, in growing uneasiness.
"Amazu's men are going to attack
ou," Bantu said. "Amazu knows the*
-hite medicine man is a fine shot and
ook him away so he coulin't shoot so
lany Kafirs when they come to fight
Mrs. Wayne called to Uncle Steve
nd Hart, who were busy at the camp
re. "Come here, quick! Listen to
Uncle Steve and Hart ran up. Bantu
old them of seeing the long line of
rarriors and what he had heard Amau
and the medicine man say at the
"By heavens!" exclaimed Uncle
Iteve. Amazu's story of a sick man.
ras only a ruse to lure Robert away
rom this camp. They've got him
lone now?at their mercy."
"Listen!" cried Bantu, looking toward
the jungle. He was quicker than,
he white men to catch an unusual
ound. "They are coming!" Bantu
arried, in an awed voice.
In confirmation of the warning a
hot pierced the stillness and one of
he horses fell dead in its tracks. More
hots followed. The remaining three
orses bolted and disappeared in the
"Quick! We must defend ourselves!"
houted Uncle Steve. He hustled Mrs.
^Tayne and Edith and Bantu into the
ragon. Then he and Hart piled rolls
f tent canvas one upon the other on
Dp of provision boxes, thus forming a
arricade. Behind this improvised formation
the two men took their places
rith guns ready.
In a mass Amazu's warriors emerged
rom the jungle and advanced cau
iously across to the clearing. Amazu
red a shot from his rifle. A shower
f assegais struck the wagon. Uncle
teve and Hart began pouring a dead~~
/ w (. .
. . V
ook Their P'aces With Guns Ready.
r fusillade from their repeating rifles
lto the ranks of the blacks, of whom
lany dropped in their tracks.
The Kafirs rallied and again adanced
with extreme caution, hurling
leir spears. Amazu again fired his
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
The Boy's Sacrifice.
He was a good little boy, and very
oughtfiil. It was during a long spell
: dry weather and he had ieard of
;e great scarcity of water throughout
He came to his mother and slipped
s hand into hers.
"Mamma/' he said, "is it true that
some places the little boys and
rls have scarcely enough water to
"That is what the papers say, my
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.uamma, ae pi cscun^ jam, a
v*o to give up somethin' for those |
>or little boys and girls."
His it other gave him a fond iook.
"Yos, dear. And what would you
ce to give up?" '
"Mamma,*'- he said in his earnest
ay,'' as long as the water is so very,
Ty scarce, I think I ought to give
5 bein' washed."