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CHAPTER I At the beginning of
tbe elf U war Valeatlee Weldon was
suspected of tbe murder of bit broth
er, Frederick, wfco had disappeared.
Dr. Blaachard married their aister.
Ha became a widower, and yeara af
ter the supposed m order went west
with hie children. Howard, Alioe and
Clara. Captain Brandon conducted
the train when it reached tbe far
west. Two bad characters, Henry
Kjle aod Font Bobb, joined them.
II Henry Kyle aoon leave the train
and viits hie father and aiater,
'or, who attempt to tarn him from
his evil life. Ill Two lawyer
named Blia come to tbe weat from
Virginia to attempt to foroe the
Blanchard to relinnniah the Weldon
estate. The Bibles' ally themselves
with one Boston and bis gang, who
are ready for any villainy IV
Louis Kyle. Henry Kyle's brother,
warns Captain Brandon against Bon
ton's gang. V -The Blisses accuse
lr. Illanchard of baring murdered
hi wife. VI Louis Kyle fnli.t a
fighting hermit, called the' Prophet,
in behalf of the Blancbards against
Kenton. VII F.'teh deserta tbe
Blancbards aad goes to Bo a ton.
Captain Brandon encounters Henry
Kyle, fights him and leaves htm for
dead. VIII Valentine Kyle con.
fessea that ho i Valentine Weldon.
and that he killed bis brother, Fred,
rick, unintentionally. IX Tbe
Misses give Boo ton their plan.
They mr an to get the Blanabarda out
of the way and claim the Weldon
estate, to which the Blancharda are
heir. X Captain Brandon- vWits
the Prophet. XI Dr. Blanebard Is
clsed by Boaton. XII Capt. Bran
Ion capture atcn and Robb." XIII
aad XV llonry Kyle offers to aid
the Blanebard girls, who are now in
Bouton'a power, but bis offer is de
clined. -' - .
During the morning Don ton told
Henry Kyle that ho waa going to find
Captain Hraiwkm, t tbe Homo time de
siring; It.-nrr to remain with the Iodic.
Then Boaton lay down to Bleep la an
ticipation of a Ions; night ride. He bad
not slept long when he waa awakened
by Patch, who informed him that one
of lllurk Eagle's Indians had como in.
Boaton sot up and questioned tho In
dian, who told him that he had seen
Captain Brandon and the Prophet to
gether. The Indian vm right. The Prophet
and Captain Brandon bad counted their
fiaxxw. On hearing of Lnnis Kyle's rap
ture, the Prophet ant out- on foot alone
to renrne him and came within a couple
of milt of Mark Kngle'a warriors be
fore night, ' He kept on, nor hanlted for
breath or in doubt about the way, until
he atom! on the rim of Kyle's valley and
aw for beneath him the stars reflected
in the placid lake. 41
"They are coming, f hoar them far
behind, I have ouwtrippnd them as I
wouM the wind on such a mission."
Down the steep hills tbe Prophet aped
to the meadowlike expanse that in the
sunlight looked like a great emerald in
the granite setting of the mountains. As
he nraml the house, the location marked
by tho darker outline of the surround
ing trem, the resting cattlo started up in
alarm ami tho deep baying of a hound
was heard in frout
MDnwn,dogt down!" said the Prophet
a the dog eamo flereelv toward him.
The dog obeyed and slunk in ahead aa if
ashamed of his mistake. The Prophet
ran up to the house and beat with his
clinched fist on the door.
"Who is there?" demanded Valentine
Kyle from within.
"I I A friend," was the reply.
"Mm call me Daniel the Prophet
Arise! Awake! The Philistines are in
the hills, and they con this way with
the speed of a mountain torrent and tbe
destruction of a prairie fire. TJp, Valen
tine Kyle I Up, for the sake of your
bonus your wife, and your daughter!"
Still, as he spoke the Prophet contin
ued hie pounding on the door, and the
echoes round about took up the hollow
sound. In a few minutes the door was
opened, and Valentine Kyle appeared
shading a light and bending forward to
get a eight of his visitor. When his eye
became arenstomed to the gloom, he
discovered tho weird, gigantic form of
the Prophet, aad he drew bark, with
his hand on the pistol he had hastily
fastened to hie waist
"Fear not," cried the Prophet "In
Ood's name, believe I am a friend."
'I da Enter and tell us your bis-
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have you time to bear me. Boo too and
his gang even as I speak are entering
" Entering my valley r
"Even as I tell thee."
"Why dee the wolf enter your fold?
lie romea for plunder or worse. Hark
o the barking of your hound! The wind
sweeps this way and be has scented
tbeaa. Call your daughter, man your
arms and follow me with your wife.
Delay not; a minute maybe worth a
These mere word ran give no idea of
the effect of the Prophet's manner. It
was aiarply inrfatible, and. with a
woman's quick apprehension, Mrs.
Krfe saw that be souk with reason and
felt that It would be wine to obey him.
"Let ua follow tbe Prophet, hus
band," she said, eagerly. "No harm can
come of it for we have ever heard of
him aa a good man." ' ' -
Valentine Kyle had come to the con
clusion that it was not a false alarm
and was hastily putting on his equip
ments wben his daughter Nora, the. In
dian girl Kushat, and an old herder
came rushing in. The herder called out :
"There are horsemen in our valley,
and they are galloping this way!"
"That is Bouton's gang," said the
Prophet "Hurry! Foryourlives.huny!"
In lens time than it takes to describe
It Mrs. Kylo and her daughter threw on
such covers as they found bandy, Mr.
Kyle extinguished tho light and all
went out. If Valentine Kyle had enter
tained any doubt about the vicinity cf a
considerable body of horsemen, they
vanished after he had been a minute in
the open air. His ears told him that
theyrere not 200 yards away.
"Follow me," he whih-pered. "Iknow
every place of concealment about the
- With his rifle in his left hand and his
wife clinging to his right, Valentine
Kyle led tho way, followed by Nora and
Kuabat, while tho Prophet and the In
dian herder brought up the rear.
A few hundred yards back of the house
the foothill of the highest mountain in
sight was broken into ravines and made
up of rock heaps that looked at a little
distance like the ruins of a mighty tem
ple. Here in the long ago Valentine Kyle
had often played with his boys and his
baby daughter. At the present timo a
few of tho more open spaces were used
as corrals for the sheen, but there was
not a nook in it that Mr. Kyle and any
of hi family could not have found
"We are safe here for the present, I
think. Let us wait I hear them call
ing," said Mr. Kyle.
They stopped in a little glen that
seemed to be roofed by a projecting
rock, for there was on1v n narrow strin
overhead through whfX the stars could
They heard the clinking of arms, the
stamping and panting of horses that had
been bard ridden and the pounding
on tne walls ot tno log bouse.
"Hello! Hello in there!"
"That's Bouton's voice," said the
"Open up!" in a louder and more im
perative voice. 'Open up, or weti break
in the doors!"
"Start a fire," shouted one of the
men, "and burn them out"
. "Let me go back to a point where I
can talk with those demons without ex
posing your place of concealment, " said
Valentine Kyle waa about to protest
against this, but before he could do so
the Prophet had vanished. He hurried
in the direction of the outlaws, and
when he thought they oould hear him he
"I am here, Bouton, to answer for
' "You! Who are you?" asked Bouton.
and the noise and the shouting ceased
'"Do yon not know, O firstborn of
"You are the Prophet!" gasped Bon
"From thy false lips the truth has
I alien for once. I came to warn the in
nocent of thy wicked designs. "
"Of my designs?" repeated Bouton.
Hi whole nature was superstitious, and
at that moment he felt that the Prophet's
fabulous gift was indeed a reality and
A shot from the Prophrt't riHe stretched
him at fiouton' eei.
that bv Some occult means rw rinrl Aim.
covered his secret. It wnnlH mt An tn
communicate his fears to his equally
superstitious companions, so he made up
nis mnxi to pur a bold face on it
"Ayr, thy designs. Think you not that
I can read your purpose?"
"When did you come here?",
"That matters not
"You were with the immigrants this
morning," said Bouton, recalling his
"Yes. and with Black Eagle tonight "
"With Black Eanle?"
"Even so. But why should I exchange
worn with tnee, O most cruel of mon
The Prophet stopped the nee of the
second urraou singular, a sure sign that
mm apirnuH nature was sinking for tbe
time Into abeyance, and continued:
"Yon come to the iml m v.-.'.
have flown, aad the cruel hunter that
follows them must carry his life in his
"There is still plunder In the nest,"
amid the outlaw, maddened at being
chenkmated. "Clean out tbe bouse there!
Apply the torch V ' he shouted to his men
"Tbe light will show us tbe way to the
corrals. The fat herds of Kyle's valley
will be welcome to our friend." - -
A cheer answered this command, and
at onoo the work of destruction began.
One of the men outside lit a torch, but
he did not long survive to lament his
rashness, for a shot from the Prophet's
rifle stretched him at Bouton's feet
This incensed the outlaws, and one of
them, more impetuous than his compan
ions, picked up tbe blazing torch and
hurled it into the house. In a few min
utes the building loomed out ot the
darkness and a cruel red light flashed in
the windows. -
Going back, tbe Prophet said:
"See, Valentine Kyle, your house is
on fire! It is bnt a speedier form of the
ruin that must come to every temple
erected by human hands. "
"It was the only home left me in the
wide world," sobbed the heartbroken
"Nay, speak not bo. I have a valley
mare beautiful though not so extensive
as yours, and I have a home that all the
torches that ever flashed could not burn
down. Fear not for the cold or the hun
ger; my ravens will bring us food." said
the Prophet with contagious energy.
We left Henry Kyle in charge of Bou
ton's camp. Scarcely had Bouton depart
ed when Kyle went to Alice Blanchard
and informed her that he was about to
leave. " Ho advised the sisters to depart
with him, but they resolutely declined
to trust to his good faith.
Going to where lis saddled horse stood
waiting him, Henry was in the act of
mounting when he heard some one
creeping toward him. A flash of light
ning from an approaching storm reveal
ed Patch. The report of Henry's pistol
and a clap of thunder followed simul
taneously. Then he mounted and gal
loped for the mountains.
Henry Kyle's shot unfortunately did
not take effect on the would be assassin.
Patch was untouched, but thoroughly
frightened. When the horse galloped
off, Patch sat on the ground and felt all
bis limbs to make sure he had not been
hurt. When ho became satisfied on this
point, his spirits and his courage rose
wonderfully. Ho was saved a job that
from the first he did not like, not because
he would hesitate to do murder, but be
cause, like all men of his class, he was
at heart a coward. He went directly to
the piece' where the sisters were sitting,
and when within a few feet of them he
threw himself on the ground, saying at
the same time:
"This is a mighty dark night, la
dies." . i
The ladies made no reply, whereupon
"It's a mighty dark night, ladies,
and looks as if we mout have right
smart of a storm. "
Still no reply.
"Don't yon bear me?" he asked an
grily. "We do," replied Alice.' '
"Then why don't you speak?"
"Why should we speak?"
"Because it's perlitrC and when I ax
a civil question of a man or woman,
blow me, but I like a civil answer.
"But you did not ask a question. Yon
simply volunteered an opinion, " said
Alice with the calmness of tone that dis
tinguished her. '- - '
"Waal, we won't quarrel about p'ints
like that. I ain't much on the talk, I'll
confess, and mebbe young ladies like
you uns mout think me a bit rough,
but when you git down under the husks,
even if I do say it myself, thar ain't
many better fellows than me."
After exchanging a meaning glance
with her sister, Alice Blanchard became
more gracious to Patch,, and that mon
ster, delighted at the change, then and
there declared that if they would trust
him he would take them to their friends
"without a cent ot pay. " In response to
Clara's question he told how this oould
be done, nor did he dream ' that the sis
ters had themselves planned to get away
from the outlaws that night.
When, at length. Patch left the sisters,
with more light on the question, renew
ed the conversation. Their horses were
below the camp, and, believing that it
would be safer and easier to ride than
to walk, Clara proposed that they should
attempt to secun? them. She had the
Weldon decision of character. Securing
on their persons a few necessary articles
from their saddlebags, including a
knife; they waited for the storm to
break with as much eagerness as those
in profound darkness wait for the light.
At first the fury of the storm alarmed
thenibut they soon became calm and
hailed its roaring at the voice of a
friend. Tbe rain fell in a deluge, but
this they did not mind. It shielded
them from their foes. At first the light
ning was so vivid and continuous that
it kept the ramp and the surrounding
landscape lit up. It revealed to them
the horses, and, joy I two of them were
saddled with their own saddles and an
other near by bore a man's.
"If they follow us on horseback,"
thought Alice, "the danger will be in
creased. I must free all the animal "
She made Clara wait in the bushes by
the river, and, knife in hand, crept for
ward and began to cut the ropes that
held the uneasy names to the stakes. Ev
ery one was freed. She secured the two
on which she and Clara were to ride and
hastily led them to the river. Both were
expert horsewomen. To avoid the camp,"
Alice decided to cross the river. They
were in the act of descending the bank
when the lightning again flashed out,
and tbry heard a maddened shout be
hind them. Alice looked back, and not
ten yards away she saw Sim Bliss ges
ticulating like a marimim and shouting
all the time. Answering shouts came
buck from the camp. Tbe horses, dim
cormny were free, went snorting
and plunging madly about Pistols were
discharged, and the whole camp waa in
I uuu uih luuwm out ue crasning
u ure Hory.
r "Keep close to my aide, Clara. Now
zor liberty, tt.Xtt'snamer' said the he
roic Alice. .
They turned their bones to the river
and boldly dashed in. The banks on both
. : r
sMes were tow, but the raid bad already
swelled tbe bed, and the cold current
rose to the girths and soon began to float
tbe manes ox the bones. It was as dark
that-they could not see the opposite
bank and so had to be guided wholly
by the frantic shouting and shooting be
hind them. The instinct of the hones
served them well. The animafo though,
farced to swim down 300 yards by the
mad current, kept their nostrils pointed
to the opposite shore and went on till
they stood dripping on the other bank.
"Away from the camp!" replied Alice
in answer to her sister's question. "Wc
know not a destination. We must only
think of the place we fly from. Our des
tination cannot be worse than our start
ing point The kind Providence that has
so far aided us must still be our reliance
and our guide. "
They had no fear of immediate pur
suit, for they knew that the horses were
beyond the control of the outlaws and
that it would be impossible for them to
get them together before daylight They
also knew that Bouton and his men
were, in the mountains, as were Black
Eagle and his warriors, bat recapture
would not, could not, make their condi
tion worse. The sisters kept their horses
close together so close that they could
have talked had not their hearts been
to full for utterance. ,,'
They rode from the time they left
tbe river at a quick, walk. The tenden
cy of the horses was to dash away, but
they submitted to the restraint of the
"We may have to test their speed, "
said Alice when starting off, "so let us
reserve their strength. "
They could tell when they entered the
mountains . by the movements of their
horses. Indeed they reasoned that thry
were on a traiL Whether this trail led
to friend or foe they knew not only
the future could telL Just es the day
was breaking both horses camo to a holt
and no urging could force them on.
"Let us dismount till the sun is up, "
said Alice, and she set Clara an exam
ple by springing from her horse and tak
ing the bridle c,n her arm. ' '
They had not long to wait They
could see -the shadows rising from the
mountains and the darkness multiply in
the depths of the fearful gulf on whose
brink they stood. They were on the edge
of a chasm,' or "canyon," as it was
called in that land. It was one of those
profound rifts peculiar to the moun
tains of western America. They had
brought their horses to a convenient
rock in order to get into the saddle
again, for they were weary and their
garments were heavy with moisture,
when both were startled by hearing the
tramping, of horses and the sound of
men's voices. Nearer and nearer came
the riders more and more distinct be
came the pounding of the iron covered
hoofs on the flinty rocks.
' "Alice! Alice!" cried Clara. "That is
"Father's voice 1" echoed Alice, her
eon telling her that her sister was not
"Yes, and Howard's and the captain's
and John Clyde's." .
"Yes, yes; I hear them." Then she
raised her voice and with eager joy
"Father! Father! Howard!"
"My .daughter!" came tho impassion
The pounding of hoofs became quick
er, and now they could hear the jingle
of bridles and the snorting of the np
proaching horses. The girls caught sight
of the riders, bnt tho awful canyon
yawnea between them.
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