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CHAPTER I At the beginning of
the eivll war Velentioe Weldon was
luiMcitd of the murder of bit broth
er, Frederick; who had disappeared.
Dr. Blanchard married their titter.
Ho became a widower, tod yean af
ter the supposed m order went wett
with hla children. Howard, Alice and
Clara. Captain Brandon conducted
the train when it reached the far
wett. Two bad character!. Henry
Kyle and Font Robb, joined them.
II Henry Kyle toon leaves the train
and visits 'hie father and titter.
Nora, who attempt to tarn him from
his evil life. Ill Two lawyers
named Blltt come to the wett from
Virginia to attempt to force the
Blanchards to relinquish the Weldon
estate. The Blittea ally themselves
with one Bo a too and bit gang, who
are ready for any villainy IV
Louie Kyle, Henry Kyle's brother,
warot Captain Brandon against Bou
ton's gang. V The Blittee accnte
Ur. Blanchard of having murdered
hi, wile. VI Uuia Kyle enliits a
lighting hermit, cal.'ed the Prophet,
In behalf of the Blancbarda agalntt
Bouton. VII Patch dleterta the
Blancharde and goee to Bouton.
Captain Brandon encountera Henry
Kyle, fijrhtt him and leaves him for
dead. VIII ValeaUne Kyle con.
featea that he it Valentine Weldon.
end that he killed hie brother, Fred,
crick, unintentionally. IX The
hlitaet give Bouton their plan.
They mean to get the Blanchards out
of the way and claim the Weldon
ettate, to which the Blancharde are
heir. X Captain Brandon vlite
the Prophet. XI Dr. Blanchard la
Mixed by Bouton. XII Capt Bran
don captor Paten and Robb. XIII
and XV Henry Kyle offere to aid
the Blanchard girlt, who are now in
Bjq ton'e power, bat hie offer I de
clined. XV Bouton and his gang
proceed agaiaat Valentine Kyle. Tbe
Kyle t are warned by the Prophet and
cape. Bouton fire the house.
XVI The Blanchard girls escape
from Bouton and iota their father,
who meanwhile baa regained bis
liberty. . .
No Innsrang can dcarribo Dr. Blanch
ard' J-y at sight of hie daughter In
hia engr-m to clasp them to hie breast
he would haro rushed into the canyon
had not Captain Brandon restrained
"Let me go to my children!" cried
the delighted old man. "Seel They are
reaching nut their hand to me. '
"Theranyow erpnratea we," said the
captain. Wait till we hare spoken
with them." " ' , t- '
Alice saw at a glance the futility of
attempting to Join the parry at that
point, and she knew that the name ob
struction prevented them coming to her
Mutual con (rr rotation pasted back
ami fort h, and, at Captain Brandon's re
fluent. Alien told of their escape and tbe
cirmlition in which they left Bouton'
"Kemain where yon are," Said the
captain when Alice had, ooncluded the
brief but thrilling story of their flight.
"Hide in the shadow of that rock and
we will come to you." ' -
"Hw long before yon can reach nsT
' said Alice.
"It will take till the middle of tbe
afternoon to flank the head of the can
yon, but keep up a good heart." '
"Would it not be better for as to go
and meet you?"
" 2i. Though if there were no danger
In the way, I would consent. We know
where yim are now. hhould you leave,
we might not be able to find you."
"And what ore we to do with tbe
"If you can find gram near by, let
them graze. I see you hare riatas fas
tened to the saddles," said the captain.
With Worn tf encouragement the
norty rode off. Dr. Blanchard remaining
in the rear, and every few pares hie
turned to look bark at his daughters and
to wave his hand to them. A cloud
teemed to cutne up frntn the ran too and
erttlr on the landnrape when the good
wntte betui disappeared.
The girl found a little space close by
rovcrni with nutrition bunch grass.
and here tbry secured the hones, tying
thrm so that ther eouM trun ' The
found rock walled care In the glt-a
where they could sit. or. If they cboee.
lie down with cocaf.a-t, but though much
fat iajuea tbe. novelty of tbe situation.
the recent hnppy meeting and tbe de
lightful anticipation of soon bring with
their father and brother again kept them
awake. The same feelings presented
' them thlaktag of food or tbe fart that
the only water for milea around was
rnaring in the inaccessible depths of the
can too. The day wee very hot. The rocks
glistened ahmg tbe volcanic summits an
if they were beontninj ignited and must
sons burst forth in lurid flame. The
heated air rote apin shimmering waves
and looked as tf it were panting. The
distant landscape became fantastic and
"Can we not find some place where
there is a little water or air?" asked
Clara, her brow beaded and her cheeks
criatMUjea with the beat.
"We might." replied Alice-, but
feel It is better tns-ndure where we are
safe than to venture una where tunc vt
the outlaws mar see n "
As in all things, Clara yielded to this
opinion and drew closer into the strip
of shadow made by the rock towering
above them. Tbey had just settled down
again to endure with patience the swel
tering heat when both were startled by
the actions of the horses. Tbe niinalg
ceased to be languid, and now, With di
lating nostrils, heads erect and fright
ened eye, they locked up the walls of
tho glen directly above where the sis
ters were sitting.
"What can it be?" asked Clara, look
ing anxiously about her.
"Wo cannot seo from here," replied
Alice. "Let us go out where the horses
Tbey rose and were walking to the
center of the glen, when, to their
amazement, the horse . started back
with snorts of alarm and tugged at the
ropes till they snapped like pistols. Alice
saw tho danger and ran forward to
catch and sootho the animals, but before
she could reach them they had turned
and sped away as only frightened horses
"Can you seo anything?" asked Alice.
who ignored tho 'loss of the hones ta
her anxiety to learn what frightened
"I think I see a man," gasped Clara.
"That is a shdaow." said Alice.
"But it moves. Seel It comes this
As they watched the shadow it rose
till it looked as if cast by a giant
"That can't be a man," said Alice.
who still retained her fine presence of
mind. . .
"What do yon think it can be?"
"It might be some animal. Better
that than any of Beaton's people. It
"But why remain here, sister?"
"Why fly from a shadow. Clara?"
asked Alice, encircling her sister's slen
der waist to givo her confidence.
"It is not a shadow, sister. There it
fat See its glaring eyes and hanging
Alice looked up the rocks and saw
coming down one of thoso mountain
It iraa too la I to retrace their steps.
terrors, a grizzly bear. Neither of them
had ever seen such a monster before.
But while crossing the plains they had
often heard Captain Brandon describe
the fierce creature's appearance and con-
duet, so that now they recocnized him.
For tho moment they were frozen with
terror. The instant the irriszly carcht
sight of them he rose on his haunches
and sent forth a series of growls that
indicated his humor.
At the .sound of his voice Alice and
Clara, with shriek of alarm which they
coma not restrain, ran cut of the elen.
Holding each other a hand. They had
no time to discuss the line of flieht
Away any place to get out of the mon
ster's reach! After running about 200
yards they stopped for breath and look
ed back. To their horror, tho animal
traveled faster than themselves and
was now only 60 yards away and still
rolling after them.
Seeing that they stood, the grizzly
rose again on his haunches and surveyed
thrm with hi fierce eyes. They were
about to fly on again. A huge rock on the
ran von wall rose a short distance ahead,
and at the same instant they realized
that this could only bo turned by going
bark. But it was too late to retrace their
steps. They stood, white fared and clasp
ed in each other's arms, resigned to the
worst, when they heard a ringing voice
from the other side of tbe chasm.
"Come closer to the canyon out on
that projecting rock."
They saw the rock and obeyed the
"Lie down! Lie down and do not
fear. " rang out the same confident tones.
This was the opportunity the young
nneman aousbt. With a rapiditr that
gave the explosions almost a continuous
roar, Henry Kyle discharged his repeat
ing rifle. Tbe animal remained erect
during this deadly fusillade.:
As tbey lay down Clara looked across
the abyss and taw Henry Kyle stand
ing like a statue with his rifle to his
shoulder. The grizzly came on came so
close mat they imaamed ther could feel
his hot. fetid breath ta thefr faces. At
a halloo from over the canyon the bear
ram again on its haunches and lust on
the brink of tbe wall that dropped with
shear perpendicular fall to 1.000 feet
below. The rifle cracked. The bear tot
tered as it attempted to bring down its
ponderous fore feet. Tbe blood spurted
from its mouth. It tried to cling from
the angular rock; but failing, it sent up
an awful roar and plunged into the
"Get bark!" shouted Henry Kyle,
"That danger fa) over."
The sisten ottered him. and. with the
ujff ' jBsn I
chasm between "them and
him, they looked at each other in silence.
Alice was the first to iprk
' For myself and sister let me thank
you for this brave and most opportune
act," she said, with a gracious bow.
Opportune it certainly was, but from
my position I could hardly call it brave.
I can assure you, however,' that had I
En on that side I would have acted in
t the same way," replied Henry. -
Alice was beginning to feel that they
sould trust the man who hod Just secur
ed them from an awful fate.
Take this course," said Henry Kyle,
pointing in the direction opposite to
that from which tbe captain was expect
ed, "and halt when it is dark. Before
daylight you will find a friend who will
tako you to your father. "
But what if we take the other
I can h&rdry expect you to believe
me when I say that if you take the oth
er course you will be in Bouton's power
again before the sun sets. "
Henry Kyle shouldered his rifle and
moved as if anxious to continue his
"Wo shall remain here," said Alice,
and think over what you have told
Henry Kyle made no reply to this.
He hesitated for a moment; then raised
his cap and was soon lost to sight among
the rocks. Tbe sisters sat down in the
shadow of a rock and discussed the situ
ation. As usual, Alice bad her Way,
but, curiously enough, this way lay in
the courso suggested by Henry Kyle. At
heart she believed that tho young man
wanted to befriend them.
If anything, tho air seemed to grow
hotter. Tho were on foot and not accus
tomed to walking. They wero hungry,
and their thirst became a torture. Hand
in hand they struggled on, tho sharp
rocks cutting through their shoes and
the sun blistering their faces and hands.
A short time before sunset they discov
ered some water in the hollow of a rock.
and though it was anything but cool
they drank it and bathed their faces in
it with a sense of satisfaction and relief
such as they had never before experi
enced. They rose to their feet and were
about to rename their indefinite march
when they heard the tramping of hones
and tho unrestrained voices of men
down the hill ' Their recent familiarity
with danger had wonderfully increased
their self possession. Secreting them
selves as well as they could, they reach
ed a position from which they could see
tho slope of a mountain stretching away
beneath them till lost in the shadows of
the valley. They saw Black Eagle and
his warriors, and in their midst they
Baw tho prisoner, Lotus Kyle.
1 CHAPTER XV 111.
Aware that his brother Louis was a
prisoner in the hands of Bouton's Indian
allies and anxious to rescue him, Henry
Kylowas in search of Black Eagle's
band when he so opportunely came to
the rescue of Alieo Blanchard and her
sister. After leaving tho girls he went
to where his horse was frraxiinr and rode
on over the hills. His object now was
to reach the opposite Ride of the canyon.
and, without forgetting his brother, to
do all that he could for the girl that he
loved and her sister. He headed his
horse for the valley, whose every snr
rounding was so familiar to him, and
stood on the rocky rim Just as the sun
was setting. The horse also recognized
the place and seemed anxious to so
Giving tho animal loose rein, Henrr
Kyle was soon galloping across the
meadows and along the shore of the
lake in the center of the valley. With
his quick observation, he saw that there
were no cattle, horses or sheep where
hitherto the green expanse swarmed
with them. This struck him as strange.
He urged on his horse, dashed into the
grove in which the homo that had ever
welcomed him stood and reined in be
side the ash heap that marked the site
of his f ather s house.
Tho stillness of death hung over grove
and mountain. Even tho birds seemed
to have flown from the trees, through
which the evening breezes went sighing
like a requiem. With a cry of agony
Henry Kyle flung himself from his sad
dle and gazed wildly about him. The
old house was rone, but in the rush of
feelings he could not think of the house.
Wliero were the occupants?
"Mother! Mother!" he cried, and the
rocks behind the woods returned, like
the ghost of his own voice, the echo:
"Mother! Mother!" -
" He shouted for his father, he shouted
for Nora, bnt only the echoes, like a
"OGod! O God!" he wailed; "this
is my doing!"
Eis first thought was that this had
been done by Indians. He looked about
him, and his trained eyes soon discover
ed in tbe soft, trampled ground the im
press of white men's feet. There was
not a moccasin track among them. He
knelt down and read the impressions as
a scholar would read a simple book, and
leaping to his feet he cried: !
"Bouton lias been here. Bouton came
here when he left me in charge of tbe
"Tea,' Bouton baa been here," shout
ed a voice behind hint.
"Who is that?" he demanded as he
clutched his rifle and tried to discover
the speaker through the increasing dark-
' "One who would die for you. Ku
As the Indian girl uttered her own
name she sprang forward and threw I
arms about Henry Kyle.
"Ton. Kushat!" he said, gently dis
"Tea. and I thank the Spirit of the
Mountains that yon hare come here."
"When was this doner' lie asked,
pointing to the rum.
"Last night" 7
"And my mother and father?"
"They are fugitives in the moon-
"And Nora?" - .
"Alas, she is a captive."
"A captive in the hands of Bostonr
"Tea. call noon, your Gcd. Hrarr
Kyle, but he will not hear your cry, for
hisearswereelcsedto your father's lam
entation and your mother's wailing.
Your companions have done this thing,
yet I will not blame you. 1 1 cannot de
nounce the idol I have so lenz wcr&hin
ed." "Bat tell me of them, Kushat. Do
not wait to be questioned, but tell me
all about it.:
I will, but sit down. Ton are
And forthwith Kushat threw down
her long black hair, and tn a low musical
voire, like one improvising a dirse. she
tolH all with which tbe reader is already
familiar, aul then continued:
"We hid in the rocks, but Bouton and
hi men found us. They ran in like
wild beasts. The Prophet fought like
the dead chiefs of the Sioux and carried
back your mother."
And my father?"
I never saw him ansered before, but
he was in truth a warrior and fearless.
l et wounded and in darkness, what
could he do? Nothing to prevent them
when tbey seized Nora and bore her
"And Nora is in Bouton's hands?"
"She is, or may bo that she is dead."
"Aad nry father and mother?".
"They are in the care cf the Prophet "
"Do you not know where they are?"
"Did you remain with them till thev
were safe?" . . '
"Why not?. Did yon not love them?"
"I did and do. but it was mv love for
you that tnado me steal away and hide
in the rocks liPar bv. "
"What did von do that for? WW. tin
your love for mo to do with such con
duct?" he asked angrily.
"Do not blame me, Henry. I thought
to see you. when daylight came. "
"To see me nanmr the nlnndermi nf
my father's home and tho captors of my
" Have von not been with them? Ttn
you not told mo that Bouton was your
'Yes, O God, yes!" '
"Thru that ia whv I exnected tn wa
you, " sho said in a plaintive tone.
inn noi uiaino you, &.nstiat. You
were right in thiuking I would bo with
the man whom voluntarily I chose as a
"I trill avenge thi deed and wipe it out
leader," groaned Homy Kyle as he sat
down with his face buried in bis hands,
and his body swayed to and fro in the
intensity cf his grief.
"You ore not angry with me, Henry?"
VAngry, Kushat?" ,
"Yes, my words do not please you."
'.'Kushat, I should drop on my knees
and worship your fidelity were I not too
degraded to worship anything. "
He sssve her his hand, but still sat
with his head bowed on his breast Aft
er a painful pause ho leaped fo his feet,
and, dashing his cap to the ground,
raised his face and his hands to the
Oh, "he cried, "I cannot invoke the
God I have solongdhficd. But hear me,
heaven, low, degraded, vile though I
am. Hear my oath and receive it as the
first resolution for good cf my life. By
the liod of my lathers I will avenge
this deed, and wipe it ont in blocd!"
Ho stopped and a flood of tears fol
lowed his vow.
"And you will leave the valley now?"
"No. I inuKt let my horse feed and
rest, f or me there is no more rest.
"Do not talk so. Your mother's heart
will gladden to see you, and your father
is every reaoy to iorrve.
"Let me right the wrongs I have done
before l ask lor forgiveness."
Henry Kylo unsaddled his home and
led him down where the grass was green
and long and staked him. Then he
came back and sat talking with Kushat
till near midnight He threw himself
on the ground, and even as he spoke he
dropped farther and farther back till his
head lay on the grass and his voice be
come a murmur.
"Call me before daylight," were the
last words he uttered before sinking to
The Indian girl did not sleep. ;Whcn
the colder blasts came down from the
snow peaks, she took tho blanket from
around her own shoulders and laid it
over his head.
Kushat," said Henry Kyle, wide
awake the moment her band touched
him, "Knshat I have misjudged you."
why so?" she asked.
"I felt today that excepting my moth
er 1 bad not a friend in the world.
"You had forgotten me. I could not
forget you unless my heart were dead."
"No. I had not forgotten you, but I
have given you nor reason to love me.
Now I must ride again. "
X on would save me from sufferingr
"I would, Kushat"
"Then let me go with -yon. Let me
fcTvtw, if you will not permit me to
ay by yeur side, and I will be as faith
ful ae the bound and true as the sun,"
he aaid, reaching out her hands.
: 'I will do it Kushat Bat mind yon.
t am not worthy of your devotion. Iam
bad, thoroughly bad."
"Another could not ear that to me. I
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XI. JSIe OTUnGEON, ITOTKIJ.eIoTkBUIU)IHO
know not whether you be good or bad.
as thowbito men use those words; I
only know that I love you."
"Then you remain with me," said
Henry, taking her little red hands and
raising them as if he were going to kiss
them. But he did not do so. "It will
make me stronger to know that I am
not wholly worthless and degraded.
Your love will keep alive my self re
spect But even hero I sec my own self
ishness. Come, Kuiibat, bring your horse
Kushat flew off, silent as a shadow,
and came back in a few minutes mount
ed on n spirited, graceful animal. Henry
Kyle saddled his horse and wi;h tho
Indian girl by his side rode out of the
silent valley. '
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