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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATUItDAV. JANUARY 17, lflli.
! M THE I
A Romance of the Panama Canal
COmtKTT. 10. 1P11. BT HAXPCT BHOT7TTRS
Grtr-jd; Garave!. j
r 'l.'KT ni.-t Latin Amroar rit- j
I I t-t. I'a-ura prides bervif
f- , i i:p-n her government theater..
f-v'lj,j Althousli it remains dark
ol ? t'j" year, ita brief period of
epera i celebrated ty a notable out
pearlc; of American and Panaman
ians It exceedingly well
dmed n.I!ence. for a'.tbcucb the pit
as jlcntiful'y sprinkled with men In
wt'te. tfce two lower galleriee were in
solid full dre. In tbe center box of
the first tier, ornately bit? with flags
ind a coat of arms. Anthony beheld a
riant Mack man of mnjerttr appear
ance, finked by a half dozen aid iu
-That la President f-l!eo. Editb
At tie curtain feil 3 tbe first act
Kirk rose with tbe other and. accom-
panted by Mrs. Cortianilt. nude his
way down the long passageway and
ect Into a brightly lighted, highly dec-
rated foyer, filling now witb voluble
people. It was a aplendid room, but
b bad bo eyes for iL Hi gaze was
lied npon tbe welcome open air prou:
evade outside, and bis fingers fumbled
- itb bis cigarette case.
"Ob. wait, please." he beard Kditb
ay. "I want you t- meet ome one."
There, not a yard away, was the girl
of tii dreams demurely bowing H
Edttb Cort'andt. ber band upon the
am of a awartby man. whom Kirk
knew at ace as her father, He felt
tbe blood msh bUndingly to bis bead.
ft It dramming at his ears, knew
tost be muit b staring like a tiian be
reft Mrs. Cortlandt was speaking,
and be caught tbe name "Caravel" like
a bug'e call.
?j was tbe same dainty, desirous
m?ld be bad met In tbe forest, but now
rtendidly radiant and perfect beyond
his Imagining. She was no longer tbe
simple wood sprite, but a tiny princess
In fl.'tny white molded by some master
draftsman. As on that earlier meet
Itf. tbe was thrilling witb some subtle
iirtb which Bickered on her Hp or
danced in the depths of ber great, dark
How be erer got through that wild
Introductory moment without miking
sbow of blicself Antbonr never
tnew The general confusion perhaps
be'ped to bide Lis emotion, for around
them eddied a constant human tide.
ttroujb wblcb at last came Mr. Cort
lasdt and the other member of his
party. Then by some glorious miracle
Kirk fan ml himself moving toward the
pea air at her side, with .Mrs. Cort-
hwit acd the banker In advance of
"Oh. Chlquita." he said softly. "I
tbecjht I'd never find you. I've hunted
At tbe tremendous intensify of bis
toeeke Cashed him a startled glance.
"Chiquita is not niy name." she Bald,
"Tea. It is;' It mtit he. I can's
!Vak of to- -m;v other. Hasn't It
9 4f t my ears ever si tire
a!d ! nearly driveo me
Hi. tfbt ri;,;u t you come hack as
f"It was Stephanie she Is such a
erociost person! I was brought to
dry that day but no. senor. 1
M not promise. I said only per-.'-
fftve ou done vonr penance?"
Cn:htd ye.terday. This Is
Brst ti.-ne I bavw len out. Oh. it
Hkiisbtful. Tbo niutlc the peoplel"
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' " ka ywi us say is ,
f customs? Do not be foolisli.'or I shall
j be forced to walU with my father."
ion i uo m.iL too t you se we
must m;ike baste wii'le tbe curtain Is
"I do not see. I cm Ktrolllng In search
of tbe cool air." She bowed and smiled
at some passing friends. She seemed
very careless, very flippant, fche was
not fit all tbe impetuous, mischievous
Cbiquita be bad nut iu tbe woods.
"free here!" he said, soberly. "We
can't S on this way. Now that I've
met your father, I'm going- to explain
my Intentions to hinj. and ask bis
permission to call on you.
"My father Is a stern man. In bis
borne be Is entirely a Spaniard, and If
be learned bow we met. for Instance"
even under the electric light he saw
her Bush "be wobld create a terrible
Trust me! I shn'n't tell him
There are so tuauy reasons why it
"One." She shrugged lightly. "In the
first place 1 care nothing for you. Is
not that enough?"
"So. indeed. You'll get over that.
"Let us imagine, then, the contrary.
Tou Americans are entirely different
from our people. Yon are cold, de
liberate, wicked your social customs
are not like ours. You do not at all
understand us. How then could you
be interested to meet a Spanish family:-"
"Why, you're half American."
"Oh. yes. although It is to be re
gretted. Why. there Is no other nice
girl in all I'anama who would have
talked with you as I did In tbe forest
"But what has all this to do with
my coming to see you?"
"It is difficult to explnln; since you
will not understand. When a young
man Is accepted into a Spanish bouse,
many things are taken for granted.
Besides that, we do not know each oth
er, you and I. Also. If you should
rome to see me It would cause gossip,
misunderstanding among my friends.'
"I'll declare myself In advance." he
"No. no. no! We Spanish-Americans
do not care for strangers. We have
our own people and we are satisfied.
It Is much better that old people who
are of more experience should discuss
"But don't you want to have a voice
In your own affairs?" be eagerly urged,
She answered frankly: "I Uo rebel
sometimes. I protest, but It is only the
American blood In me."
"If you'd learn to know me a little
bit. maybe you'd enjoy having me
around tbe bouse."
"But I cannot know you. any more
than yon can know me." she crlei
with a little gesture of despair at bis
dullness. "Don't you see before we
could get acquainted nicely people
would be talking."
T,et's try. You're living at the coun
try place again, aren't you? Suppose
I should get lost some day tomorrow,
"No. no! IJsten. It Is the warning
bell, and we must return."
The crowd was filing Into the theater
now. Thov fell In behind Senor Gara
vel and Mrs. Cortlandt.
"I'm going bunting again tomorrow."
pronheslM Kirk, "and I'm almost cer
tain to lose my way about 3 o'clock.
Suppose we have another stroll after
tbe next art?"
"I shall be with my father. Never
before have I oiijyed so much liber
ty." She sighed gratefully.
"Ob. I detest your blamed, strait-
I Iae-d Spanish customs." be cri d hotly.
' .r thitr amount to. aorboW? I
love you. I do, I do"
She laughed and darted to ber fa
"Don't you think Miss Oaravel Is a
pretty girl?" Mrs. Cortlandt question
ed, as they strolled toward their box.
"She's a dream." Anthony a tone left
"Yon got along together capitally.
Most of the senoritas are Impossible."
"By the way. what is her name?"
"Gertrudls. Bather pleasing. I think.'
Kirk thought so too. When, after an
i tbe curtain fell for a second time
,e escaped from Ms companions, mum
Ming some excuse or other, an.1 made
baste to find ber again. Hut. as he ap
proached be felt a sudden pang of
liamoo A If a rex was teide her. and
the two were chatting with an appear
ance of Intimacy that made bim furi
ous. Close at hand stood Caravel, deep
In conversation with Colonel Jolson.
"Ah, Ramon. I wish you to meet Mr.
Anthony," said Gertrudls. "So! Tou
bnve met before?"
Tn Colon," Kfrk explained, while Al
fa re scorched bim with bis eyes. "Mr
Alfares was very hospitable to me."
-Yes." the Spanlsrd exclaimed. "It Is
my great regret that Senor Ant'ony did
not remain for longer. Does Senor
Anfory dUeover our climate to be still
"Very. It hasn't grown too warm fot
"We are but approaching our 'ot sea
oq." Tbe speaker' a eye an&DDed.
TTeretofore Kirk had bated Ramon In
a careless. Indifferent sort of way. feel
ing that be owed him a good drubbing,
wblrh he would be pleased to adminis
ter if ever a fitting time arrived. But
now. since he snw that tho Jarkannpes
had the audacity to love Gertrudls. bis
feeling became Intense. The glr!. of
course, was fully alive to the situa
tion and. although she evidently en
Joyed If. sl-.e did her best to stand be
tween tho two men.
A for Alfarr. be w.vs qnl.-k to fee!
thn sudden fierce hostility he had
aroused, and it seemed to nake him
IiervoUK. Moreover, he couce'.red tliaf'
he bad scored heavily by bis last ro
tort, at which Kirk hail only smiled
it therefore seemed test to -bim to
withdraw from the conversation Mu-
noyin'iy conducted in i:n:;IisU. and a
few moments Ir.ter he Malkod majes
tically away. This. was just what Kirk
wanted, and be quickly suggested the
balcony. But Gertrudis was obstinate.
"I must remain with uiy father," she
.uay i hi Kosiue you. men? uo you
know. I'm going to nestle up to your
father and make hiiu like me."
"Again you are speaking of that sub
Jet. I have known you but an hour.
and yon talk of nothing but my father.
of me, of. coming to call. I have lost
all modesty to sjeak of those things
You force me to embarrnss myself."
"Tou once spoke of a chap your peo
ple had picked out. It Isn't Alfarer-T
She let her dark eyes rest upon bis a
moment, and bis senses swam. Then
she nodded slowly.
"Yon do not like him?"
"Just like a nose bleed. The day you
and I are married I'm going to send
bim a wreath of poison Ivy."
"It pleases yon always to joke."
"No Joke about that. You won't give
in. will you?"
"There Is no question of force nor of
surrender, senor. I insist now that we
shall apeak of other things."
a Tew moments later he was con
strained to rejoin bis bosteas' party
"When are you going back to I.ns
Savannas?" be asked as be reluctantly
"The bunting ought to be good"
liut she frowned at Aim in annoy,
ance, and he left her-after all without
knowing whether be had gained or lost
ground. She was not so warm aud
impulsive as be bad supposed. Her
plrllsbness. her simplicity, her little
American ways, cloaked a deep reserve
and a fine sense of the difference in
their positions. The plague of it was
that If anything he was more In love
witb the definite and dazzling Gertru
dis Gara vel than he bad been with tht
mysterious! r alluring Chiquli.i. And
then, too, there was Alfurcz!
I forgot the real reason
I have something I muct
E was In no more satisfactory
frame of mind when, on the
next afternoon, be shoul
dered his gun and set out for
the country. He went directly to the
fairy pool, and waited there In a very
fever of anxiety. Despite the coolness
ami peaoe of the place, he felt bis
pulses tli sob and his face burn. If she
came. It would mean everything to
him. " if she stayed nv.ay why, then
be would have to believe that after all
the real Gertrudls Caravel had spoken
last night at the opera. The sound of
a voice shot through his troubled
thoughts like-a lam of sunlight
through a dark room.
"Oh, Senor Antonio: I low you
Instantly his self possession came
back. He felt relieved and gay.
"Good afternoon, queen:" He rose
and bowed politely. "I thought I srw
one underneath tbe waterfall just
"Who would have expected yoti to
be here?" she cried, with an extreme
and obviously counterfeit amazement
that filled bim with delight.
"I'm lost." he declared; then, after
one look Into her eyes, ho added, "Ab-
How yen startlat'
"Oh, Ssnor Antonio!
solutely. 'utterly. Irretrievably lost.
Won't you ait down?"
"Since we have met quite by ac
cident, perhaps It would not be id very
Improper." She laughed mischievously
and settled uncertainly Iteside him like
a butterfly Jut allghring. ready to take
flight again on tbe instant.
"I'erbaps I can belp you to find your
way. senor?" she said, with ingenuous
"You are the only one who can, MUs
Caravel. I don't know that I ever told
you, but I'm In love."
"I am the most miserably happy per
son iu tbe world, for I have Just this
moment begun to believe that the
young lady like me a little bit.
why I ciime.
tell .von. "
"All right But honestly now, didn't
yoti want to come?"
She turned upon him in a little burst
of passion. "Yes." she cried. "Of
course I did! I wished to come, mad
ly, senor. It makes my heart patter,
like that" she made her little fingers
"patter" "to be wooed even by a
Yankee. But I do not love you in tbe
least. Oh uol Kveu If I wished to do
so. there ore too many reasons wby 1
could not. and when 1 explain you will
"I know. Us Ramon Alfarez.
You're halfway engaged to him. But
you know you don't love him."
"Ah. it is not too sure! He is of fine
family, be is rich, he is baudsonie.
Not fwsslbly could I care for any man
who was not all of those. All my life
I have thought him a very sweet gen
tleman, and for a long time it has been
agreed that I should be his wife. There
are so many reasons why I should say
"You haven't mentioned any that
would ho'biftding in law."
"My father's wish. Is not that suffi
"You disregarded that once."
"That was but a flutter. All tLe time
I knew I should be Ramon's wife
when the time arrived. Perhaps I
could refuse to wed a man my father
chose for me, but no nice Spanish girl
would dare to wed a man her father
did not like. Do you see?"
"But it's no cinch your father won't
positively hunger for me once we get
"l'ou ore too different, yon disregard
our customs, you are bold. Y'ou con
tinue to come here against my wishes,
which no Spanish gentleman would
d:ire to do."
Oh, I'm no Spanish gentleman. I'm
Just an emotional blond. But I'm
bound to marry you. Let's arrange
the details. Shall it be a church wed
She laughed deliclously. "What a
nice game it is we have played! But
now I must talk seriously."
"Y"ou witch!" he breathed. "Do you
think I could ever give you up?"
She checked him gravely. "Truly It
was Just a game, and yet It was not
altogether so either. But here is what
I came to say. The strangest thing
has happened. Not until lar;t night
after the opera did I even dream of it.
aud even now I cannot believe. Oh, 1
am so proud! Coming honle -f rom the
theater my father told me oh, the
most wonderful thing. I promised very
faithfully not to tell, so he Is to be
the next president of Panama."
"Pres" Anthony stared at her In
frank amazement. "Why, I thought
Old Man Alfarez"
It seems your country does not like
him because he hates Americans see?
Now that you know the truth you
must see at once that by no means
could I marry to a person like you."
Why not?" . '
Ohe! Don't you understand? I shall
be the finest lady itr the republic. All
tbe men will adore me. I will hare
suitors not one or two as now, but
many. My father will be the most fa
mous man of all the republic perhaps
in the whole worla, I don t Know."
I don't think it will make any dif
ference with bim when he knows who
I am. I'll tackle your father, and I'll
promise to vote for him."
Yon are very fonny." She gazed at
biui seriously, one tiny foot curled un
der her, ber chin nestling into her
"Do you love me?".
"Not one single speck. I merely like
you to make lore at me and cause my
heart to Jomp."
The little hypocrite continued to voice
words of warning and denial, though
ber eyes inrited him. and for a long
time they continued this delightful
play of pleading and evasion. But at
last Chiquita Jumped up with a great
appearance of alarm.
Hearens-. the time!" she cried. "I
have stayed too long by much. Ste
phanie will miss me."
He rose and stretched out his hand
as if to hold her.
Shall I come again tomorrow?"
She grew suddenly earnest.
No. no. senor. That Is something
yoti should not ask. If erer we are to
meet again it must be with my father s
consent. Please! Do not urge, for truly
I would hare to refuse." She let ber
palm rest In his an instant, and her
cheek went scarlet as he pressed It to
his lips. Then she said: "Go. Mr. Bra
zen One. How greatly It surprised me
to fir.d you here I cannot say. It gave
me such a start: And. Si-nor Antonio
my father may be found any day at his
bank." Before he could detain her'she
was gone, flitting up the path with Just
one flashing sr.ilie of mischief over her
Anthony went home with his bead In
the clouds. All his doubts were now at
rest; for whiie Chlquitfj h:id sttibttornly
denied bim all encouragement, he felt
sure that her heart had answered. It
was, in the highest spirits, therefore,
that be opened a letter be found await
ing fclm and read as follows:
rcY" Kirk I hope you are heartily sick
nf y":irelf ami rendv to do something
ilfCT)t for a cfcaree. Know ins your iris
t'crnt1c habits as I do. 1 rralize you must
o a lot f money by tills time, and
your new iriTds man Be Kcltinff tirfa 01
you. ( have ten ezpeettr.e; you to drai
dn fr.f d;illv and nin teklnn this occaiion
lo warn you In your own expensively c
quirl collr Knclish that "Ihera i noth
ing tli.tciK" exrrpt upon one condition. If
you will to b-have ycmrwlf In fu
ture I will pay your debts, rend you frit
and sive you a J"t aa operator at $K
month. Put you k ill so wfiera I send you.
ml von mill star where yoj are put. I
rill do the thinking; for both of us snd
Juiine of your associates. Maybe If you
prove to be any irood at all I w ill arrange
with the pol'ce to let you iend your va
cations In "that dear New York" whtrh
till ahowa alsna of your red paint brush.
1 would be pleaaed to have an apolojry by
return mall, so that 1 may meet you tn
Xew Orleans and start you oft once more
on the road to decency and self respect.
Tou will never be a aucceta at anything,
but ! am always ready to do my duty.
This fa my lat offer, and tr you refuse
you may distinctly and definitely aro to
the devil. Aa ever your lovlns father.
UARWIX K. ANTHONY.
P. 8. I ran set good eperatora for $30 a
month. The extra 110 la pure sediment.
Spurred by bis present exhilaration.
Kirk wrote an answer, which he read
with a good deal of satisfaction before
sealing It up:
' Dear Dad Tou affectionate letter with
the kind offer to take charge of a siding
ont In the Dakotas is at hand. I would
like to help you along with your business,
but "Upward and Onward" la my motto.
and you'll have to raise that salary bit.
I am drawing IS5 a month at present,
quarters furnished and promotion prom
ised. I have made some good investments,
and there are no debts to settle. Inclosed
find my last bank etatement. which will
doubtless prove a great disappointment to
If you need a good master of transpor
tation I would be Pleased to cor.sMcr an
offer at any time, provided the salary is
satisfactory, but your proposal to edit my
acquaintances Is out of the question. My
decency and self respect are doing well,
thank you, and I like the climate.
The salary would have to bo about $S.0G0
a year. As always your devoted and obe
dient son. ' KIRK.
P. S. I would not care to locate farther
west than Buffalo. My wife might not
Kirk lost no time in calling at tbe
bank, but was disappointed to learn j
mat Ssenor Andres Garavel had left
the city for an unexpected business
tour of the provinces and would no
return for at least two weeks.
in iue uays tnat followed he saw
nothing of Gertrudis, but a great deal
of tdith Cortlandt. She had redeemed
her promise of getting bim a good
horse something rare in this country
and he was grateful for the exercise,
which came as a welcome relief from
his indoor toil. Soon their old friendly
intercourse was going on as if it had
nerer been interrupted.
As for Edith, this semlpnblic In
umacy came to De quite as much a
pain as a pleasure to her. During
these past few weeks she had been
plunged in a mental turmoil, the signs
of which she had concealed with diill
culty. She had fought with herself;
she bad y-ied to reason; she had mar
shaled her pride, but all In rain. At
last she awoke to the terrifying cer-
taiuty that she was in lore with Kirk.
She began to look npon her husband
with a quickened curiosity, and found
him a stranger. "For years she had
made allowance for his weaknesses.
Ignoring them as she ignored bis vir
tues, but nerer before had he appeared
so colorless., so insignificant, above all
so alien. She had barely tolerated him
hitherto, but now she began to de
If Corllaadt was aware of her change
of feeling and Its cause, his method
of dealing with her showed some keen
ness. Silent contempt was what she
could least endure from him of all
men; yet this was Just what his man
ner toward her expressed if it ex-
Even if he did suspect, what then?
It was no affair of bis; she was her
own mistress. She had giren bim all
be possessed, she had made a man of
bim. lie was her creature, and bad
no rights beyond what she chose to
give. Tbey saw less and less of each
other. Only before .ethers, or at their
frequent political councils, were they
quite the same as tbey had been.
-Of Anthony, on the other band, she
arranged to see more than erer, flatter
ing him by a new deference In her
manner, making bim feel always at
ease with her. In their frequent rides
they corered most of tbe roads about
the city, eren to the ruins of old Pan
ama. Then they began to explore the
bypaths and trails.
One afternoon- they turned into an
unfrequented road that led off to the
Jungle from the main highway, walk
ing their horses while they marveled
at the beauty of the foliage. They
burst out into a rocky glen, where
spring of clear water bubbled forth.
"What a discovery!" exclaimed Edith.
"Help me down, please. I'm going to
Kirk dismounted and lent ber a hand
The horses snorted appreciatively and,
stepping forward, thrust their soft
muzzles eagerly into tbe stream, then
fell to browsing upon the tender leares
at their shoulders.
Edith quenched her thirst, shook the
cramp from her limbs at ' said: "Some
time we will hare to see where this
road leads. There may be more sur
prises berond." She broke a flower
from its stem and fastened it in Kirk's
buttonhole while he gazed down at ber
with friendly eyes.
"Y'ou're looking awfully well lately,"
he declared. -
Glancing up, she met his gaze and
held it for nn instant. Something in
her look gare him a little thrill of em
barrassment. "I think I'll gire Marquis and Gyp
their dessert." he said and, turning
aside, began to gather a handful of the
greenest leares. The instant bis eyes
were off ber she took the horses by their
bridles, swung them about and with a
sharp blow of hei" riding crop sent
them snorting and clattering down the
trail. Kirk wheeled barely In time to
see them disappearing.
"Say, wby did you do that?" be
"Because I wanted to. Isn't that
reason euough?" 'Her eyes were reck
less aud ber lips white. "1 did it lie
cause I wanted to talk with you."
"Well., those horses wouldn't over
hear." "Don't bo angry, Kirk. I haveu't
seen you alone since that night."
"Tabcga?" be said guiltily. "You're
not going to lecture me again? I'm
sorry enough as It Is."
"What aqtieer chap you are! Am 1
so unattractive that you really want to
rush off after those horses? I have
known men who would have thought It
a privilege to be left tl5zc with me
"1 have no doubt.
"Yoti remember, for !utam:e. I tolj
yon there was one man nt Taboga
"whom I did not wish to see?"
, -yesat the sauitariuui."
"Well, Minothing like this happened
once with bim and I told Stephen."
"Ami did you tell Mr. Cortlandt what
"Do you think I would have come
riding with you if I had?" She shook
her head. "Kirk, I used to thiuk you
were an unusually forward young man.
but yon're not very worldly, are your
He began firmly: "See here. Mrs.
rvirtlandt. tou have been mighty good
to me. and I'm indebted to you and'j
your nusDana lor a wnoie iou
terribly fond of you both."
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"I suppose," she said, half defiantly,
"you know how things are with Ste
phen and me everybody must know, I
suppose. Happiness that is what I
want, and I will have it I will have It
at any cost. It is my right Because a
woman marries without love, is it right
for her to forego love all her life? I
think not" 1
"I can't pretend ' to misunderstand
you, although listen V lie cut his
words short- "Here comes some one.
She turned her bead, as from the di
rection their mounts had taken came
the sound of approaching hoofs.
"Natives from the bills." She nod
ded carelessly toward the purple moun
tains back of them. But the next mo
ment she gave a little gasp oi' conster
nation. Out from the overhung path,
with a great rustling of leaves, came
not the expected flea bitten Panama
horse, but a familiar bay, astride of
which was Stephen Cortlandt. He was
leading Marquis and Gyp by their bri
dles and reined in at tbe sight of bis
wife and her companion.
"Hello:" he said. "I caught your
horses for you."
"Jove, that's lucky!" Kirk greeted
the husband's arrival witb genuine re
lief. "They bolted when we got down
to take a drink, and we were getting
ready for a long walk. Thanks, aw-fully."
"No trouble at ell. I saw them as
they came out on the main road."
Cortlandt's pigskin saddle creaked as
he bent forward to deliver the reius.
He was as cool and immaculate as
ever. lie met Edith 3 eyes without the
slightest expression. "Nice afternoon
for a ride. Pretty spot, isn't it? If you
are going back I'll ride with you."
"Good enough. May I give yon a
hand, Mrs. Cortlandt?" Kirk helped
Edith to ber seat, at which her husband
bowed bis thanks. Thou the three set
out in sluglo file.
"Which way?" inquired Stephen as
they reached the highroad.
"Back to town. I. think," Edith told
him. "And you?"
"I'm not ready yet. Sc-e you later."
Ue raised bis bat and cantered easily
away, while the other two turned their
horseH' heads toward th citv.
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Tbe battleship or transport carrying
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by a rope running to the men on shore.'
.The guns are dismounted, and several
trips are necessary to land all the parts
of one gun. The most thrilling part of
the work is carried on by the men vbo
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