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THE AKgUg, jATUBDAr. JAMUABY 9 1897.
CHAPTER I In 1884 the Quean,
a clipper bark, leaves Sydney, Aus
tralia, with treasure. There are tea
male passengers and five women.
II She is chased by a cutter, which
puts on board James Murray, who
wishes passage to England. HI A
steamer follows. Police board the
Queen to arrest Murray, who is ab
scoundlng with money. Murray
commits suicide. IV, V and VI It
has been discovered that the arms
chest of the Queen has been robbed
VII and VIII The captain orders
the rooms to be searched, but. noth
ing is found. IX and X Miss Mar
garet Mansel, a passenger, overhears
a plot of the pirate ten to seize the
vessel. She is gagged and thrown
overboard. XI, XII and XIII The
pirate ten seize the vessel and turn
the crew adrift in a bout, viv vv
and XVI Miss Mansel is picked up
ujr tun ung vveuesiev and resusci
tated and tells her story. The chef
mate and five of the crew are pick ad
up by the Wellesley. XVI and
XVIII The pirate ten on the Queen
take possession of the treasure.
A merry company went to dinner
that day on board the Queen.
None merrier was probably afloat in
any nour ot 'lust year. Kiglit seated
themselves. Captain Trollope insisted
upon keeping the deck. Caldwell re
maincd at th wheel.
Before they sat down some of the
gentlemen saw to tho wants or the two
seamen forward. Burn and Weston car
ried to the forecastle a quantity of meat
and ship's bread, some cabin delicacies
and two bottles of champagne. They
found tho brace of sailors in the gloomy
forecastle sitting dose beside each oth
er. The Dane held his head in his hand
and was evidently in nain. and William
was saying that everything must come to
a nonu. even tins blazed voyage wasn f
a-going to last f nrhevor. For his part he
thought it not unlikely, now them co
veys had found what they had embark
ed for to steal, that they'd get the boat
over and scuttle the ship, leaving them
aboard to tell no tales. Thus was be
murmuring when Hum and Weston en
tered With their burden of good chirr.
The ttto seamen sat quiet, astounded by
the sight of the wiue. Then William
smiled, but no determinable expression
could visit Harry's plowed up face.
"Here it is, what they call Ban, It'll
blow that rye of yours open. 'Avry.
Cheer up, my lads, aud don't forget to
bless us when you're toasting us, " Mr.
Burn cheerfully said, and then they
went back to the merry dinner table in
Davenire took Trollope's choir. No
one appeared to regret that Mr. Cald
well continued to steer the ship.
The men brought up wine and drank
freely, but not one man got drunk.
They sat long, Davenire alone going on
deck to relieve Trollope, while William
was bawled for that Caldwell might get
some dinner. They snug songs, they
told stories, they recited poetry. Han
key got up on a chair and was diverting
his audience with some theatrical ex
hibition when the ship lurched, and he
fell upon the table among the dishes
and wineglasses. The crash was stu
pendous, and the man was slightly cut.
"Some one call the Dane to clear this
mess up, " said Trollope.
Harry came along with a little brisk
ness It might have been fear, it might
have been the champagne. Whatever it
was his legs were heartened and his ino-
This is the complaint of
thousands at this season.
They have no appetite: food
docs nnt relish and often falls to digest
carotin;: severe suffering. Such people
need the toning up of the stomach and
d igest 1 ve organs, which a course of Hood's
Sarsaparilla will give them. It also puri
ties and enriches the blood, cures that dis
tress after eating and
Only dyspeptic can know, creates an
appetite, overcomes that tired feeling and
builds up and sustains the whole physical
system. It so promptly and effectively
relieves dyspeptic symptoms and cures
nervous headaches, that it seems to have
almost "a magic touch."
- Distress After Eating, f
1 " I hsve been troubled with indigestion
for some time. After eating anything
that wr.3 sweet I was sure to experience
great difficulty and distress. Last faU I
began taking Hood's Sarsaparilla and am
glad to say that my stomach trouble has
entirely disappeared. I can now eat a
hearty meal of almost any kind of food
and have no trouble afterwards. Hood's
Sarsaparilla has also cured me of nervous
spells." John H. Hombiqhaubkk,
Wheatland, Iowa. Such cures prove thai
Is the best in tsetths One True Bleed Parificr.
Prepared by (.' I. Hood & To.. laawal, Mass.
j. rvji. ewe nausea, tDdleesttei
tlOOd S PlllS bUtouanti. cents.
tidns exhibited once more the proper
and essential nirableness of the sea. He
had bound a red handkerchief over his
eye and stood a moment in the cuddy
door, gaziug at the festive scene. He
saw many bottles and much broken
glass, and when his appearance as he
swayed in the cuddy door was greeted
with n laugh he concluded that all
bauds within were drunk. This exactly
was what the company supposed of
him, and the merrymakers rather fan
cied him in consequence.
"Bear a hand, 'Any, you Dane,''
cried Trollope, "and bring a bucket and
a brush and get rid of this mess, and
you shall have more wine for swiftness
and for laughter, for the good of your
eye and for tbo ease of your aches.
The man, understanding iu part only,
went out and returned with a brush
and bucket, Some of the gentlemen
helped, lu a few minutes the table and
deck were cleared, and the Dane turned
half a bucketful of brilliant broken
glass over the side.
"Come back here now till we make
you drunk, " roared Weston.
"What is it, gentlemen, that you
want of me?" said Harry, standing in
"Here you are," said Shannon, hold
ing up a bottle of champagne.
"I will take him forward," said the
"No, you will drink him down here, "
shouted Weston, who was the most ex
cited of them all.
"(iriitlemcu, you may make me a pi
rate, but you cannot make me make a
beast of myself, ' said the little Dane,
foudly fancying that this as a stroke of
morality would please.
"Catch him!'' howled Trollope.
Shannon, Johnson, Cavendish aud
Hankey sprang for the man amid a roar
of laughter. The Dane shot with tho
speed of an arrow forward and vanish
ed in the forecastle. The revelers, how
ever, did not go farther than the cabin
door, and when they returned to the
table Masters, after drinking another
glass of champagne, rose and went on
Mr. Masters, passing out of the cud
dy by way of the quarter deck, gained
the poop and stood at the lee rail, clasp
ing a backstay, with his gaze fastened
upon the magnificent lights shaking
and feathering under the sun astern
Davenire caught sight of him, but pur
sued his dignified walk to aud fro with
out giving him heed. They were siuging
a jolly song iu the cuddy, a rattliug
good song with a hurricane chorus foi
a dogwatch iu the northeast trades out
ward bound with a shipload ot heme
sick hearts. Masters did not seem to
hear the chorus, yet it should have fit
ted his mood. The two lines the most
distinctly roared out were :
Then ( h SVp, Sam ; don't let your spirits go
There's many a gell that I jaws well who's
waiting for yon in tUe town.
On a sudden Davenire, breaking into
a grunt of a laugh as though some fan
cy bred of tho song had tickled him,
crossed the deck :
"Our find this morning don't seem to
have giveu you much soul, 'Sam," said
he. "The chaps want to sing you into
sweeter spirits. Why do you bother
yourself and us about the women in the
boats? You don't kill this sort of cattle
with paper knives, do you?"
"I'm all right. What's wrong with
me? I was glad enough this morning.
One can't kep one's jollity fixed as
though it was a weathercock you can
nail," said Masters, folding his arms
aud turning his back upon the sea to
lean against the rail.
Davenire thrust his immense hands
into his breeches pockets and listened
to the siuging with a half smile and a
face crimsoned by the light.
"Since Shannon didn't walk in his
sleep,"' continued Masters, "what on
earth was his object in going to the fly
ing jib boom end and howling there? On
the very eve of the attempt it might
have been death to ns. "
"What a fool you are!'" exclaimed
Davenire, stiffening his figure and look
ing Masters full in the face.
"What do you mean by that? said
Masters, letting his arms fall.
The big man grinned a grin that
quickly vanished. The bright light lay
dull upon the wine glaze in ins eye,
but he was by no manner of means
"There's something happened, " said
Masters, "which Bnrn and I of ail the
fellows know nothing about. J insist
cn my rights as one of you. What 's tbis
"Ah! What?" rejoined Davenire
with a slow, exasperating smile.
"Was Miss Mansel made awav with
by any cf yon?"
The rousing chorus of "Cheer Up,
Sam," swept through the skylights and
died out oxer the sea in the wind.
"What right hsve you to question
me in this fashion, pray-" said Dave
iiirc. with a duil flau in the glaze of
his eye i,k a sign il of lightning and
storui iu ; hot corner of heaven -What.
ever happened benefited you anyhow
left you with a free consciewe and the
privilege of finding year share i f the
booty without any rust of blood upon it.
Hey! Ain't that enough for yon?"
He rolled his big form as though he
was going to throw himself into a fight
"Did Caldwell do it?"
"Go and ask him. you" But what
ever the ugly word was to have been
Davenire swallowed it down, contented
himself with looking it and strolled off
to windward with a haughty gait of
conscious booziuess Then, lurching aft,
he planted himself alongside William,
on legs wide apart, and seemed to listen
to the singing in the cuddy.
Masters watched him. Presently he
walked to the foremost skylight and
looked down at the fellows sitting at
the table. His face was deadly white
with passion, but it was not fear. The
first man his eyes fell upon sitting im
mediately under the open frame v as
Mr. Dike. Caldwell. They were singing
some other cborms just then, and Cald
well, with wine reddened eyes lifted to
the skylight and red lips stretching
and gaping aa he sang, waa keeping
time to the air with an empty glass.
When he saw Masters looking down, he
nudged Weston, and both stared np,
continuing to sing and grinning. Mas
ters walked to the companion hatch.
"What do yon want with me that
yon stare like that?'' said Caldwell,
looking up at Masters, who had walked
to his side. Then turning to Weston,
he said very audibly, "Has he gone
"It waa understood," said Masters
in a voioe so strained ae to be a pain to
the ear with its tension of nerve and
stretch of passion, "when we engaged
in this adventure that there was to bo
no bloodshed. Caldwell, yon murdered
a girl. Burn," he almost shrieked, "I
have found it out from Davenire. That's
the secret. The rest of 'em know it.
This villain murdered a poor helpless
In silence Caldwell sprang to his feet
and, lurching back, aimed a blow at
Masters. The heavy fist caught the
young fellow on the side of the head
and knocked him, with a stupid look on
bis white face, against a cabin bulkhead.
But for the swing of the ship at the in
stant of that blow it would have been
fair between the eyes and a crusher.
"None of that; not auioug gentle
men; not iu this time of luck," yelled
Trollope, seeing Masters pull off his
coat. "There '8 wine in this. Sleep over
it. Turn iu, Masters. You're no match
for that man whose soul in wrath ia a
fiend's. Turn in. '
Breathing hard and fast, with a look
of hellish malice in his scowling black
face, Caldwell was waiting to plant a
second blow, waiting till the other had
freed his arms. The rest, seeing what
was to happen, sprang from their sears,
and, clamorous with wine and good in
tentions, tumbled between tho two.
"This isn't the highway. Dike,"
"Clear out, Masters, and cool your
blood at the head pump, " bawled Shan
non. "If it's to be business between you,
let us remember that we are gentle
men." said Haukey.
"Isn't be a little particular for a
man who left his knife in a baker's body
at Ballarat and forgot to call for it?"
roared Davenire in thunder through the
"He was in love with the girl, " said
Burn, heavily elbowing Caldwell
against the table to keep him off his
friend. "You can t fight in this way.
He's no match for you. Dike. D'you
know that that you keep all on squar
ing? He'll give yon satisfaction hey,
Sam? We're all men of honor. "
"I'll fight him with my fists. I'll
fight him with handspikes, with pistols.
I'll kill that savage beast with any
weapon he chooses to name, ' ' screamed
Masters, whose ear was bleeding.
This was a sudden tragic reality. It
struck into the fumes in the men's
brains and cleared them as a blast of
wind shoots smoke from a room.
"Who says Sam was in love with the
girl?"' exclaimed Captain Trollope.
"He didn't know her before we sailed,
and he may have spoken to her twice
"He mustn't call names," said Han
kev. looking dasklv through his coal
black, bristling whiskers at Masters.
"Savage beast is tall language, north or
"A savage, murderous beast," cried
Masters, "to throw a defenseless girl
overboard, you blaik hearted dastard!
I say, you fellows, think of it a young
girl helpless in the grip of that ruffian.
D'you see the picture, you fellows
Shannon there howling at the jib boom
end to make a clear deck for this mur
derer?" "I say, Trollope," exclaimed Cald
well, grinding the words out ot his
swollen throat through bis teeth, "I'll
not kill tbis manikin with my hands.
It shall have a chance. I'll shoot it"
"There were two in the job." roared
Davenire in the skylight. "I was t'oth
er. Sampson. "
"You shall answer for it, you butch
er, when I've done with him, " answer
ed Masters, leveling his fist at Caldwell.
Davenire. framed to the waist by the
skylight, swayed, bauds on hips, with a
sudden roar, as if he would split his
"I suppose it must be aa yon aay.
Caldwell," exclaimed Trollope. eying
Masters with a face of cold, contemptu
"Masters, turn in, man, and sleep it
off." cried Shannon.
Making no answer. Masters stepped
straight into his cabin, the door of
which he shut brhiud him. Shannon
laughed, imagining that the young fel
low meant to cany out his recommen
dation. Some of the others stared at out
another a little oddly and blankly. Cald
well stood by the table, leaning upon
it, breathing heavily. He looked up at
Davenire and exclaimed :
"What does the whelp want to bully
me for? It waa done for the general
good for his good, therefore. What was
the woman to him? Or is the whining
idiot tired of his life?"
Just when be spoke those words Mas
ters emerged from his cabin. He may
or may not have heard the speech of
the gloomy, black browed man. He
grasped his revolver, a portly weapon
of six barrels, and swinging those sinis
ter muzzles depressed to the deck he
said to Caldwell in a cold voice and
with a pale but steady face. "I am
ready for yon whenever and wherever
"Oh!" sam Caldwell, with a violent
tart, while a distinct tinge of tra
sifted into the color of his cheeks. "If
yon are ready and want Trollope,
I'll leave you to make the arrangements
while I go and load."
Davenire withdrew his huge shape in
silence, and silence also fell upon the
rest of the men till Caldwell appeared.
He had taken as long a time again aa
the other in loading his weapon, a piece
exactly after the pattern of Masters'.
When you pulled the trigger, the barrels
revolved, and for convenience and pre
cision it was about aa good to take aim
with as one of those memorable blun
derbusses which Hankey bad committed
to the deep.
"Where's it to be, Trollope?" said be
in a low voice.
"We must chalk for yon on the quar
ter deck," said Trollope.
They went down the weather poop
ladder. Masters leading. Caldwell clos
ing the file. Trollope measured 13 paces
in the lee gangway. Tbis was the best
place for the proposed murder. The ele
vation of the cuddy front protected the
sight from the great glare on the quar
ter. There was shelter here, too. from
the wind, for the flash of it under the
main trysail main trysails were then
carried cleared the rail above the bead
and left a sort of gentle eddyings such
as you get under the lee of a parapet
eveu when it blows great guns.
The spectators of this duel grouped
themselves upon the main hatch, clear
of the most distracted aim, as you mav
suppose Trollope pulled out a whito
handkerchief and hold it up
"Arc you ready?' said he.
"Ready." said both men in one
Masters turned his handsome, decay
ed face up with an iustant's look of an-
peal of ad. ration even; then his eyes
weut to hia opponent He in that pauac
stood rounded in the back like a cat
stretching itself. He was hunched with
savage revolution. The spirit of murder
was in Ins arowl. in Ins gaae. in the set
of his lips Yon fearrd foul play us yon
watched. Would he auticipatc the fall
of the handki-rchii f by one second of
time in justification of his look?
The handkerchief dropped from the
baud of Trollope. The revolvers Hazed
in the same instant The combined
noi.-w of those old fashioned piecas wax
louder tliau the report of a four pound
or. Ma-ters sprang backward, explod
ing a second charge right into th deck,
then let fall his pistol. He made a flnnr
ish with his hand le his heart, looked
round to Bum with a smile and fell on
Caldwell hunched stood unhurt
"Is he dead?" said Davenire unxious-
Bum tenderly turned him over. Tr -
CaJdiorll tmi xcaithui to plant a second
young fellow groaned twice, aud with
that second grouti expired.
"You plugged him with a barbarons
fine aim, seeing what sort of ground it
is," said Trollope to Oaldwcll as he
knelt by the dead man. "Look here."
He put his fingers in a bole in the
Cloth exactly over the heart.
"He was your chum. Burn. See to
him. We'll keep bim till tomorrow.
There may be life in him." said Trol
lope, rising from the side, of the body.
Burn and Hankey raised Masters and
carried him to his cabin. They pulled
a blanket ovr the corpse, and when
they came ont Hankey exclaimed:
"Nmn nf ns to r What m fool In
forego his whack!"
"What did he want tn lose his life '
over Miss Mansel for?"' aaid Burn, stop-1
ping at the cuddy table to look about
for more champagne. "He was that sort
of man who does a thins like that. A
fine young chap quixotic with diseased
liver, but I loved him."
He stretched forth his band and took
a bottle a quarter full of brandy. Han
key left him. Davenire stood at the sky
light watching Burn drink. He acrmcd
amused by his expression of face. The
other did not know be was watched and
grimaced with emotion at his trem
None of the others returned to their
merrymaking. They lighted their pipes
and wandered about tbo decks, bere and
there one with a little stagger. Cald
well had relieved William at the wheel,
but the ship was wildly off her error" ot
np in the wind, nearly in irons, again
and again, in the short tim he grasped
the spokes. His band shook. He mum
bird violent words as be drove the helm
this way. then trnit. trying to fix a shiv
er in the weather leech of th mam
royal, leaving the topgallant sail be
neath full and steady as al abater, to
no purpose. He yelled cut. "Some man
relieve me!' and Shannon took tbe
But the ship ran away with him. and
Hankey found bis eye a little too fixed
to keep the lubber's point atraigbt at
the mark ; en without reference to tbe
watches on deck or w ate bee below Har.
7 was shouted, for and the. Dane toll
itatiouslv band asm mm n,.
along the deck.
Trollop, whose bead waa perfect It
cool in spite of his having drank cham
pagne enough to drown a eat in. having
occasion to eater Be neon's cabin, ob
served a slight fall in the mercury in
the barometer. He surveyed it curious
ly and anxiously, then returned on deck
"Caldwell," he exclaimed, "you
have tbe key?"
"Yes, " was tbe answer.
"Give it to the Dane. It must go
with the wheel man. "
Caldwell, with a pipe in his month,
gloomy and muddled and vicious, latch
ed over to Harry, and. palling oat the
key of tbe Starrs' cabin, aaid, "Take
"What do I want with that" said
the Dane, looking at the key as if it
had been tbe revolver he bad lately seen
Mr. Caldwell kill a man with.
"Put it in your porket and give it to
tbe next person who relieves yon,"
"I do not want to have anything to
do with keys and dot like," aaid Harry,
forgetting the parity of hie English in
his alarm. "Who was locked np where
that key belongs? Was be a dead man?
I den't like to meddle with it." and be
violently shook his bandaged head.
"Take this key. you blistered little
foreigner, before I cram it into your
gullet," shouted Caldwell, furious in a
moment, forcing the key into the breast
of tbe Dane's shirt.
"It was unholy," yelled Harry.
"You have no right to make me do it
What was tbe key to ase? He was
bloody for all I know, and I may h
banfpd for murder as well as piracy."
ami whipping the kry oat of his breast
he flung it in an ecstasy of terror and
"K-cp your hands off bim. Caldwell.
Yoa'll diouast the ship.'" roared Trol
lope. rushing toward the helm.
"He shall lose hia ears," exclaimed
Caldwell, looking at the Dane, "b
there a pair of abeara aboard? Fetch
'em. Who'll fetch mr,
"An insolent scoundrel, eo help ase!"
aaid Tn.llopo, scowling at Harry, bat
generally addressing tbe four or ire
men v ho had assembled aft. "Tat, be
ing dene, isn't it beat as it la."
"So it ia," aaid Weston, "ibooch
'Arty must be banged within tbe aval
"Tbe key was going to be a trouble,
aaid Trollope. "I think you need only
stm.p stern ward at the cabin door to
send it flying. I am satisfied. Never
t'h les I should advise this Danish mnla
of a man to be careful. " He darted a
fiery glance at Harry, then grasped
Caldwell by the arm. and the knot of
men moved some distance forward.
"What anys tbe glass?" asked John
"A fall, " answered Trollope.
"There seems no weather in this
sky. " said Johnson, first looking np
and thou searchingly around the hori
zon. "A bell's mouth isn't a rla arer
edge than that circle. How far off d'yon
make the island?"
"At noon, 700 mi lea about Bat it's
blowing nearly dead oo end for ns now.
I shall hold nu through tho night on
this tack, as we want anuthing. If the
wind shifts. fo much the better."
"I'm rather bothered by these reefs."
be wrnt on, stopping abreast of tbe aft
er skylight to pick np the volume be
had brought from Benson's cabin.
"They're, repnwentid bere as right ia
tbe rood of the island and approaching
it from the north "
He put his finger on a tracing upon
thin yellow paper. "See bere what tbe
compiler of this volant says: "Tbe
Prundfnot bank. These shoals, lying
north of Halloran island, latitude
d egret 3 miuutea south, longitude ISO
degrees 7 minutes west, form part of a
large number of dangerous islands,
wbicb have at different times been re
farted on what has been called tbe vol
unic region of tho south Pacific Lien
tenant Jones obtained enormons d- pfhs
in their vicinity Captain Wilkes is re
ported to have- can fully sought for
them.' The fact is." said Trollope.
keeping bis finger upon tbe chart ia
the book, "they are what the, Yankee
would call sorter doubtful ; bcrc I am
for plenty cf southing and westing so
aa to make the island from the south
There was promise of a lifeless sun
set. Tbe sky rose pale to the mastheads.
The gold of the sun was faint, and the
light he made misty. Th breo- bad
slackened, but still held the bark on a
taut bowline. The falls nf water aksig
side had a greasy note sore sign of a
spell of quiet.
Trollope did not know what to make
of it. He went below aad again looked
at tbe barometer and found no further
fall. The fellow., saving Burn, werel
upon the prop. The starboard watch
had come round, and Mr Hankey had
relieved William at tbe wheel.
"Tbe glass is no liar. " said Captain
Trollope to Davenire and one or two
others who stood near, while; be looked
up at the canvas soaring in sheers of
light sallow into the yellow sky "We'll
ease her of her small fails and that trig
mam eciarse before it comes on dark
What d'yoa say?"
They answered by going to work
They clewed up the royals and fore top
gallant aeil, and took in some staysails,
the gaff topsail and the flying jib. Wil
liam and Harry furled tbe canvas of th--fore.
Weeton and Haukey mad a very
good rigors at the main. Seven men
then got upon the main yard and rolled
up the big sail, coaxing with a pleasant
chorus the central cloths into a frigate
like buat which Davenire. huge in tbe
slings, slapped with admiration.
Tbis unusual labor of going aloft, of
tossing upon foot ropes ami lifting the
dead weight of canvas bad estinguiahtd
in tbe gentlemen one aad all tbe last
lingering inspiration of rhampagm
Tbey were now perfectly sober, quite
sensible, disposed to b thoughtful
"Is Hasten dead. Trollope?" said
Caldwell, speaking in a low, thick voioe
and looking annsually sullen and
gloomy, while tbe motion of hia dark
eyes showed inward disquiet
called Troll nra "cn he-
low and see if Masters is dead. Cald
well's in doubt and anxions about bim "
"You killed him Why dou t you go
yourself?" exclaimed Shannon, the faint
smile with which he bad approached
"Don't aay I killed him." snarled
Caldwell. "I ahot him in self df, use "
"So you did." aaid Trollope.
H- went witb a fat of aversion Tlie
expressioa in bis damp, pale. blue, pro
truding eyes made bim look sick While
b was absent the saa art. His going
this evening had somcthiagcf estrange,
weird hurry about it. There was no
solemn and majestic withdrawal of the
trailing kirta of red splendor A thin,
moist, yellow effulgence, like colored
steam, filled the western sky and went
quickly. A calm seemed to' roll out of
tbe west over the brows of the swell,
polndm:,: tbem. The topsails aloft
gasped and beat, as though, being alive,
they suffocated ia the sudden status
"It was more like on eclipse than a
sunset." said Davenire.
"If will tea black night. "esclstmd
Trollope. "lymk how the bend of the
sky's approached' Aud d'you arc those
scab like clouds np the-ref" he added,
pointing tip wher a little Wore it mam
all faint hlne.
"H ts t'one desd. " raid Shannon,
coldly, stopping out of the companion
way. "It tnayromfnrt yon, uldwa II
he exclaim i tothat t?a-ntl man. wl-nwae
leaning ovu the rail, "to know that be
7Tiry put -., ,' I, ,., ,. ,.,
loops in auty. All tbe sins of his life
have gone oat of bis fane, aad he's Use
innocent son of a good mother. "
"We II.Ot linn III. ::u! I so. aeil.
who hal turned nuk kly n Uearaag
"At dark. " excUinted Trollope. mtb
They ha 1 not I nig to wait f .r that
boat' let. By a oVIoe. it was a dead
calm aad black as thunder with fog.
The ocean was fall nf Sre. and clone
alongside the mystic lights rose and
aw a ted. dissolve i. flu tuatd, .be n tig
out again iu Hashes brilliant a diatant
lightning. These fir s played in a bun
drcd shapes. Vou sau-them through tbo
ateasn of the fog. and the sileaoe ia that
brooding bio kuess made tlxra wonder
fal and awfal.
The aheaa of the skylights hong ia
tb thickness in a faint stiver, tho Inu
uacle was a crown of light, und down
upon the quuitot deck OBS light stream
ed in lines thioui.il the window, iii th
cuddy front The dep gl ui. tin- no a
sional long drawn ywarn i tin eob of water
alnnawuie, the romenuies strange err
falling from the invisible height where
the fanniiig canvas strain- d thi li. av
or jarro.i u pawl, tin w-useo) iso! jtnm.
f infinite remoteness, of the ship Jit
tiemssasa speck in that Mack void,
bnundleas as the imagination nose to
tuakc. filled the geniUjuen v ill. miio
lions of superstition They wi all
agreed that Mailers' body ought to be
sunk at oaoa, soCavcndisb. HiuiLcy und
Wetou went to work to bury it Softly
clip ting tb berth be lay III. lb. tlld
the blanket from li) face , 0. 1 .d
like some fancy of manly beauty ia
marble. It waa true that death had
smoothed the sin ut of his fare. Th
light of the next world vwo eu it, and be
looked to be smiling at some finer sight
than tongue could utter
The three ? itched the poor fellow up
hastily and did not omit to attach .,
heavy weight of ima to hia r t . This
done, they lior the- dismal burd. n oa
Caldwell stood near tbe main hatch,
ever imagining tb-y toeld ( an
4.ui k. When be saw tbem coming into
tbe sonar- - f light in tbenabin door, he
ottered a low yen of sarpriar and baa
tily walked away oa to the poop, mat
tering ourses aa be glancnd behind him.
"OverVisrd with It'" aaid Trollope.
who w as t anding in the gangw ay "But
decently, buys H w as one of an. "
Tbey put him over feet first and let
him go The body dropped, witb a anft
pl"h, and van i shod in a rivid flash of
sea fire, whose track those who watoh
ed thought 'hcaarlvrs able to follow to
a depth if fsthoajs.
"It's shuddering work. " said Ran
key It goge beastly cold, hain't it ' ll"
entevd th- cuddy and mixed a
gla-s ot brandy and water, which he
drank The time passed (Jowly Here
of tbe men sat down to cards, but bhay
rould not play They lighted asp's and
!"inar and went on deck and mnaaai
about tbe poop conversing in ton- sub
dued by the black silenrw that as ail
"bout then. They could not si' hn
on this first night of piratf poeino
settle themselves down :r:to true sea
routine from time to time tie- figure
of one or another might 1 - N - !.
in a posture of drink: ng at the '-nddy
table Davenire was nr.- ef tb se. when,
something after V. Wet u m- 1- i w
for a draft
"Mark. " says Westrn. "I've Isra
thinking int that key at the bullion of i
the sea. Suppose a hrr any sodden
trouble should we be aide to fierce the
door as quickly a Trollope fan' tes
"List's try an exporiiaint,"
He locked the door of the cabin ia
which Mrs. Peacock had slept and then.
patting bis foot and should' r against it,
"Shall I help? " said Weston
"I can- manage it. " aaswrd Dave-
tie ia a vsJIce of ttfocatiou. and at the
instant of hi prveh the drir driven by
his irresistible ma Ir and v . pht of
I "beef, " aatuvlors ear, flew op. This
satisfied the ta n,. n "I w v r,.t umed to
the tat ln, and v. 1 r, drank a tum
bler of cold grog api. e thy talked
ebcerfuUy of their prospects
On dock the ileU, , f hlacfe
CtV d sea l soc.l ' . o.o ,- li -r -ed
Uie men to spoak in low . , . cough
Start l d. a laustb v. it : ,.,.,ci in
the invisible h-tBh's ' . wold
spouters, beans w hrs.r I l.-t .,
curved to tb 'shape of sb '. t- ,-,.nrs of
Isamaag l yards nnd l.ti-eling upon
docks, would hare made nm hmB -f am-h
a night as thi Thivtvi nlil hm f-und
aotbing to awe tliotu in it Th. w on hi
bate s .-n nothing t fi'rmg m tbe soft
green sheets cf fire which ran in folds
from the ship's side a-vcry tima' sh"
b an d. lighting m t be fog a lite lights
tip lt so. i k li t our t-if. ft ! tn). w-i re
not .lacks tn :i p-of. r. I n. ns. ThT
were educated nun. tiny twn gentle
rn-ii lrti mid hr.-.l T wo orthr. i of
th.-fi v ho elsitued to be did afterward
prove to be "highly connected " They
wen n - n 4 s. tnlbll!t-e nl taste, an I
f n ation house wive v. ry well read.
Tie r tvara jn.t tin sort ot people to Li
mited 1-y this vision of vondirful
huhd Wacliieiaa. in the midfas? which
I her hung flosting on lire
"Where's V 1 1 Intra" said Trollope,
who s-.-tt iinm the tori most skylight
-Line n p jw
Shannon roared nut the name l bs
man aiisncii d and . ani" nft
"What do vou think of this weather?"
sai'l 'I I. Mope
"Why. ' ' answered the mnti slnwle.
I can 't ssy thut I v.- ! n a t int
of it at all "
"s th-ta- wind in It?"
Hi' tnntt 1 Minting iu the end dv sheen
turn.. I his h a.l atsmt with a h isuteltr
mot inn. ns t hough sc. L is for l he v mil
' Th.Ta 's tie I h ,1 aif wind. said lie,
hui I don't siiv tins tnn.'k mi t going
to dtliw Up rasa litis slid fulldowu
again in water
Uimld y -u advise thst the slop
shonld he Ml to In mulct such tulivas
as she n-w has?"
"Ss-rmif tswts 1 halyards .bar, and
he. il i,e nothing to butt, answer, d
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