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THE ROCK ISLTAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1911.
MESSAGE THOU THX BUSH.
NCE tbey were well Into the ;
tblck bush, tbe bones bad to ;
JF 0 abandoned, rapebara wan
left In charge, while Joan and
Sheldon and tbe remaining Tabltlans
pushed abend on foot An hour later,
following; along a wild pic trail. Shel
don suddenly baited. The bloody tracks
bnd ceased. The Tahltlans cast oat
In tbe bush on either Hide, and a cry
from Utaml apprised them of a find,
.loon waited till Sheldon came back.
"It's Mnuko," be suld. "Kwsque did
for him, and he crawled In there and
died. That's two accounted for. There
are ten more."
Crossing one of the quiet Jungle
spares, where naught moved but a vel
rety twelve Inch butterfly, they beard
the sound of shots.
tlgnt, joan counted. "It was only j
one gnn. It must be Papehara."
They hurried on. but when tbey
reached tbe spot tbey were In doubt
Tbe two horses stood quietly tethered,
and Papebara. squatted on bis bams, '
wan having a peaceful smoke. Ad
vancing toward him, Sheldon tripped
on a body that lay in tbe grass, and as
be saved himself from falling bis eyes
lighted on a necond. Joan recognized
this one. It was Cosse, one of Go
roomy's tribesmen, the one who bad
promised to catch nt sunset tbe pig
that waa to have baited tbe hook for
"No luck, mlssle." was Papebara's
greeting, accompanied by a dlnconso- i
late shake of the bead. "Catch only '
two boy. 1 have good shot at Go
goomy, only I miss."
"But you killed them." Joan chided.
"You must catch tbein alive."
The TablrJan smiled.
"now?" he queried. "I am have a
smoke. I think about Tahiti, and
breadfruit and Jolly good time at Bora
Ira. Quick. Just like that ten boy be
run out of bush for me. Each boy
have long knife. Gogoomy have
long knife one hand and-Kwaque'a
bead In other band. 1 no stop to catch
'em alive. I shoot like h . How you
catf-h 'em alive, ten boy. ten long knife
and Kwaoue's bead?"
The scattered paths of the different
boys, where tbey broke back after the
disastrous attempt to rush the Ta
liltian. soon led together. Tbey traced
It to the Berande, which the runaways
bad crossed with tbe clear Intention of
burying themselves In the huge man
grove swamp that lay beyond.
"There Is no use our going any far
Uier." Sheldon said. "Seelee wUl turn
ut his village and bunt them out of
Never had runaways from Berande
been more zealously ,bunted. Tbe
deeds of Gogoomy and his fellows had
been a bad example for the 150 new
recruits. One by one tbe boys were
captured. Gogoomy alone remained
at large, and, as the pursuit closed In
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en mm, be conquered bis fear of the
bushmen and beaded straight In for
the mountainous backbone of the la-
ana. Sheldon, with four Tabltians,
.nd Seelee. with thirty of bis hunters.
followed Gogoomy's trail a dozen miles
Into tbe open grass lands, and then
Seelee and bis people lost heart Be
confessed that neither be nor any of
bis tribe bad ever ventured so far in
land before, and he narrated for Shel
don's benefit most horrible tales of the
"Gogoomy be finish along them fella
busbmen." be assured SUeldon. "My
word, be finish close up, kai-kal alto
gether." So the expedition turned back. Noth
ing could persuade tbe coast natives to
venture farther, and Sheldon, with his
four Tahltlans. knew that It was mad
ness to go on alone. .
That night, after dinner, Sheldon and
Jonn were playing billiards when Satan
barked in the compound and Lalaperu.
sent to see. brought back a tired and J
travel stained native who wanted to
talk with the "big fella white marster."
Sheldon went out on tbe veranda to
"What name you come along bouse
lelong me sun he go down?"
"Me Charley." the man muttered
apologetically and wearily. "Me stop
"Ah. UIuu Charley, eh? Well, what
Innrae you talk along me? What place
big fella marster along white man be
Joan and Sheldon together listened
to tbe tale Binu Charley bad brought
He described Tmlors expedition up
tbe Dalesuna. tbe dragging of the boats
up tbe rapids, tbe passage up tbe river
where It threadd tbe grass lands, tbe
Innumerable washings of gravel by tbe
white men In senrch of gold, the first
rolling foothills, tbe man traps of
spear staked pits in the Jungle trails,
tbe first meeting with tbe busbmen
who bad never seen tobacco and knew
not the vlrtnes of smoking, their friend
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trusting the busbmen. One morning
J3lnu Charley noticed that tbe women
and children had disappeared. Tudor,
at the time, was lying In a stupor with
fever In a late camp fire miles away.
(be main camp having moved on those
five miles In order to prospect an out
crop of likely quartz. Binu Charley
was midway between tbe two camps
when tbe absence of the women and
children struck bim as suspicious.
"My word," he said, "me savvee too
much trouble close up. Me run. My
word, me run."
Tudor, quite unconscious, was slung
across his shoulder and carried a mile
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tion of the main camp, he bad beard
two rifle shots. And that was all. He
bad never seen the white men again..
"There Is only one thing to do." bbel
don said to Joan. "I'll start tbe first
thing In the morning."
"Well start." she corrected. "1 can
get twice as much out of my Tahltlans
as you can. and. besides, one white
should never be alone under such cir
cumstances." Sheldon sent for a gang boss and
told him to bring ten of tbe biggest,
best and strongest Poonga-Poonga
"Not salt water boy." Sheldon cau
tioned, "but bush" boys leg belong him
strung fella leg. Boy no aavvee mus
ket, no good. You bring 'm shoot
musket strong fella."
They were ten picked men that filed
lip on tbe veranda and stood in the
arlare of the lanterns. Their heavy,
muscular legs advertised that they
were busbmen. Killing was their nat
ural vocation, not weed cutting; and,
while they-would not have ventured
the Guadalcanar bush alone, with a
white man like Sheldon behind them,
and a white Mary such as they knew
Joan to be. they could expect a safe
and delightful time. Besides, the great
master bad told them that the eight
gigantic Tabitians were going along.
"Plenty strong fella fight." Sheldon
warned tbem In conclusion.
They grinned and shifted delighted
ly. S'pose busbmen kai-kal along you 7"
"No fear," answered their spokes
man, one Koogoo, a strapping, thick
lipped Ethiopian looking man. "S'pose
Poonga-Poonga boy kai-kal bush boy 7"
Sheldon shook his head, laughing,
and dismissed them and went to over
haul tbe dunnage room for a small
shelter tent for Joan's use.
It was quite a formidable expedi
tion that departed from Berande at
break of day next morning in a fleet
of canoes and dingeys. There were
Joan and Sheldon, with Blnu Charley
and Lalaperu. tbe eight Tahltlans and
the ten Poonga-Poonga men, each
proud In the possession of a bright and
shining modern rifle.
Binu Charley led the way onward
Into the rolling foothills, following tbe
trail made by Tudor and his men
weeks before. That night they camp
ed well into the bills and deep In tbe
tropic Jungle. The third day found
them on tbe runways of the bushtnen
narrow paths that compelled single
file and that turned and twisted with
endless convolutions through the dense
Here, In tbe mldmorning, tbe first
casualty occurred. Binu Charley bad
dropped behind for a time and Koogoo,
tbe Poonga-Poonga man who bad
boasted that be would eat the busb
men, was In tbe lead. Joan and Shel
don beard tbe twanging thrum and
saw Koogoo throw out bis arms, at
tbe same time dropping bis rifle, stum
ble forward and sink down on bis
bands and knees. Between his naked
shoulders, low down and to the left,
appeared the bone barbed head of an
arrow. He had been shot through and
through. Cocked rifles swept the bush
With nervous apprehension, but there
was no rustle, no movement; nothing j
but the humid, oppressive silence.
"Busbmen be no stop," Binu Char
ley called out, the sound of his voice
startling more than one of tbem.
"My word! Look 'm that fella," he
continued, brushing aside the leafy
wall of the runway, and exposing a
bow so massive that no one bushman
could have bent it
Tbe Binu man traced out the me
chanics of, the trap and exposed the
hidden fiber in the tangled under
growth that at contact with Koogoo's
foot had released tbe taut bow.
They were deep in the primeval for
est Binu Charley took the lead as
tbey pushed on, and trap after trap
yielded its secret lurking place to his
keen scrutiny. The way was beset
with a thousand annoyances, cbiefest
among which were thorns, cunningly
concealed, that penetrated tbe bare
feet of the Invaders. Once, during
the afternoon. Binu Charley barely
mlased being Impaled in a staked pit
that undermined tbe trail. There were
times when all stood still and waited
for half an hour or more, while Binu
Charley prospected suspicious parts of
Where a slight runway entered the
main one Sheldon paused and asked
Binu Charley If be knew where it led.
"Plenty bush fella garden be stop
along there short way little bit" was
tbe answer. "All right you like 'm go
look 'm along. Walk 'm easy," be
cautioned a few minutes later. "Close
up, that fella garden. S'pose some
bush fella be stop, we catch 'm."
Creeping ahead and peering Into the
clearing for a moment, Binu Charley
beckoned Sheldon to come on cautious
ly. Joan crouched beside him and to
gether tbey peeped out On one edge
of tbe clearing was a small grass
house, open sided, a mere rain shel
ter. In front of it crouched on bis
bams before a fire, ya a gaunt and
bearded bushman. -La "e seemed to
smoke excessively, anA-I tbe tblck of
tbe smoke a round dark object hung
suspended. The bushman seemed ab
sorbed in contemplation of this object
Warning them not to shoot unless
the man was successfully escaping,
Sheldon beckoned the Poonga-Poonga
men forward. Before the bushman
could shoot bis swift enemies were
upon bim. He was rolled over and
over and dragged to bis feet, disarmed
"Wby. he's an ancient Babylonian!"
Joan cried, regarding him. "He's an
Assyrian, a Phoenician! Look at that
straight nose, that narrow face, those
high cheek bones and that slanting,
oval forehead and tbe beard and the
"And tbe snaky locks," Sheldon
"My word, bush fella kai-kal along
that fella boy," Binu Charley remark
ed. So stolid was his manner of utter
ance that Joan turned carelessly to see
what bad attracted bis attention and
found herself face to face with Go -
gpomy. At least it was the bead of1.
Gogoomy the dark object they , bad
seen banging In the smoke.
- Nor was Joan's horror lessened by
the conduct of the ; Poonga-Poonga
boys. On the Instant they recognized
the bead, and on the Instant rose thelt
wild hearty laughter as they explained
to one another In shrill falsetto voices.
Gogoomy's end was a Joke. He had
been foiled In his attempt to escape.
He had played tbe game and lost And
what greater Joke could there be than
that the bushmen should have eaten
Toe Poonga-Poonga men's laughter
died down, and tbey regarded the spec
tacle with glittering eyes and glutton
ous expressions. The Tahltlans, on the
other hand, were shocked, and Adama
Adam was shaking bis head slowly and
grunting forth his disgust Joan was
angry. Her face was white, but In
each cheek was a vivid spray of red.
Disgust had been displaced by. wrath,
and her mood was clearly tengefuL
"Ifa nothing to bo angry over," b
said. "You mustn't forget that be
IK FBOST OF IT CROUCHED BEARDED
backed off Kwaque's head and that he
ate one of bis own comrades -that ran
away with him.
"And don't forget," Sheldon added,
"that be is tbe son of a chief and that
as sure as fate his Port Adams tribes
men will take a white man's bead in
"It Is all so ghastly ridiculous," Joan
"And er romantic," he suggested
She. did not answer and turned away,
but Sheldon knew that the abaft bad
i gone home.
(To be Continued. 1
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