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Etitored Apri1 23, 1903, o't Piokiezs, S. 0.,, as son ls atr ne td
_______________ PICKENS SOUTH CAROLINA, WE[NSAF~RA~ ,10
TPe~iuinia'I talked the more he was
Interested, till it was bubbling out all
over him. ne's a New Inglander, who
thinks a country lawyer without a
Harvard education belongs to an effete
civilizatipn, and I let him think he
1was pumping me. I even left off my
g's and ignored my r's. I let hln think
he had struck the softest thing of his
life. Pretty soon he begun to want to
know if you cared to sell, but I skirted
that indifferently, as if I had no inter
est whatever in it. I told him your fa
ther had bought the property to hold
for an advance; that he had spent
years of his life picking out the rich
est timber spots and buying them up.
The came right out, as I hoped he
vonu id asked ile the amount you
.wa o borrow on the property. I
had to eak' quick, and, remembering
that you had said the old gentleman
had put in about $20,000 first and last,
I put the amount at $25,000. I was
taking a liberty, but I can easily get
you out of it if you decide not to do it."
"Twenty-five thousandl On that
land?" Alan cried. "It would tickle
my father to death t, sell it for that."
"I can arrange the piapers so that you
are not liable for any security outside
of the land,. and it would practically
amount to a sale if you wished It, but
you don't wish it. I finally told him
that I had an idea that you would sell
otift for an pven hundred thousand."
"A hundred thousand!" repeated Al
an, 'ilt lit cheery -liugh. "Yes, we'd
let go at that."
"Well, the figures didn't scare him a
bit, for h-e finally came right out and
asked me if it wias my opinion that in
case his company made the loan you
awould agree to give him the refusal of
the land at $100,000. I told him I
didn't know, that I thought it possible,
but that just then I had no interest in
the matter beyond borrowing a little
money on it. He asked me how long
I was going to stay in Atlanta. I told
him I was going to a bank and take
the night train back. 'The banks .will
stick you for a high rate of interest,'
he said Jealously. 'They don't do busi
ness for fun, while really our epucern
happens Just now Co have some idle
capital oil han(. Do you think you
could beat 5 per cent?' I admitted that
1 t was low enough, but I goc up as if I
was suddenly reminded that the banks
close early in the afternoon, 'I think
we can make the loan,' he said, 'but I
must first see two or three of the di
rectors. Can't you give me two hours?'
I finally gave in and iromised to meet
him at the Kimball House at 4. 1 went
to a matinee, saw it half over and went
in at the ladies' entrance of the hotel.
I saw him looking about for me and
"Dodged him ?" echoed Alan. "Why"
Miller laughed. "You don't suppose
I'd let a big fish like that see mec irt
ing my hook and 1po10 ablout in open
sunlight, do you? I saw by his man
ncr that he was anxious to meet me,
and that was. enough. B~esides, you
can't close a deal likec that in a minute,
and there are many slips. I wvent back
to the clb anmd threw myself on a
lounge and began to smoke and readi
an afternoon paper. Presently he came
in a cab. I heard him asking for ime in
the hall and burled may head in t he
paper. He caime in to me, and I r'ose
and looked stupid. I ean (10 It wvhen I
try, if it is something God has failed
at, and I begani to apologize.
"Hie didn't seenm to care. 'If it had
been a deal of your own,' lie said, with
a laugh, 'you'd have been1 more
prompt,' andt I managed to look guilty.
Then lhe sat down.
"'Our directors iire initerested,' lhe
'said contidenitialIly. 'The truth is, there
is not another concern in America that
can handle piropierty as cheaply as we
canl. We happen)CI to have a ralilroad
about that length up In east Tennessee
4'. that has played out, and you see we
could move it to where It would do
"As soon as he told me that I knew
ho wams our meat. lBesides, I saw trade
in his eye as big as an are light. To
make a long tale short, he is coming
up here tontight, mand if' your' father Is
wiilling to accept thle lonn h e c'ian get
tihe mocney, giving only th in'imd as so
cui'ty-provided we don't sily up.
Here's the only thIinig I'in a framid of.
WVhen W'ilson gets lere, iw mnny get to
making Inquiries aroiundl vad drop on
to thme report thait your* km lh is diis
gusted wvith his inivestmnn. anud samellI
a mouse15 and1 hull off'. What i wvanti to
d0 is to get at hin thle first inlg a fter
breakfast in the mninmug, so you'd let-|
*ter' bring your fiathier and imotiher in
early. If we once get WVilson's t wenly
Sv thouanud Iiuto It, we canm evenual -
ly sell out. 'The 11ut1in thming is thme IloanI .
Don't- you t hinik sot"
"'I certaInly (10," said Alan. "O0f
course' a good amany things mighti in
terfere. We'dl have to get a right of
Wvay aml a charter before the road~
could ho built, and~ I reckonm they won't
* ~ buy till they are sur'e of those things."
''No; it imay take. a long time and a
lot of patience," said Millier, "but your
father could afford to Wait if lhe can
Ttenty-flve thiousantdI On that land?"
get lisa mouney back by means of theo
loan. I tell, you that's the main thing.
~ Y~ -fI had offeredl to sell Wilson the
vhoho thing at $25,000 lie never 'would
have conme up hero, but lie is sure now
that the property is just what he Is
looking for. Oh, we are not certaln ofr
him by a long jumipi It all depends
on whether lie will Insist On going ov(
--there or not. If lie does, those -mno j
-backs wvill .bu'#t. the tinmg wideop
- tha6 lorning, tihe dealA e fteil od,
lUt Wi i'ounr t otel talking,
~oiioboy ~ tdhis, pnd
- J~on in 11ike his own
CopyrIght, 1902, by
HAKPER. q BROS.,
Who Publish the Work
In Book Form. All
Rights Keserved - -
' ~. 'it\ \
fiOpe to scoop the property in for the
"Ile iight," Miller smiled, "if he
didn't want to move that railroad
somewhere else, and, besides, your fa
ther can keep the money In suitable
shape to pay off the note in any emer
gency and free himself."
"I don't know how to thank you, old
inan," answered Alan. "If you had
been liersonally interested In this, you
could not have done more."
Miller threw himself back in his
chair and smiled significantly. "Do I
look like a man with nothing In It?" he
"But you haven't anything in it," re
torted Alan wonderingly.
"That's all you know about it," M
ler laughed. "If the road Is built, I'll
make by it. This is another story. As
soon as I saw you were right about
putting a railroad into the mountains
I began to look around for some of
that timber land. I didn't have long
to walt, for the only man that hold
much of it besides Colonel Barclay
Peter Mosely, whom Perkins fooled
just as he did your father-came in.
He was laying for me. I saw it in hi
eye. The Lord had delivered him tc
me, and I wvas duly thankful. Ile was
a morsel I liked to look at. He opened
up himself, bless you, and bragged
about his fine body of virgin timber.
I looked bored, but let him run on till
he was tired; then I said:
"Well, Mosely, what do you intend
to do with your white elephant? You
know it's not Just the sort Barnum is
"HIe kind o' blinked at that, but he
said1: 'I've half a not ion to sell. Tie
truth is, I've got the finest investment
01pen to me Unit I ever had. If I could
atlford to wait a few years, I could
coin money out of this property, but
believe in turning money quick.'
"'So (do I,' said I, and watched hin
flirt about In -the f'rying pan1. Trhen
81a1d, 'What is the price you hold it at?
"'I thought,' said he, 'that I ought tc
get as much as 1 Paid.'
'As much as you paid Abe Tomnp
kins anad Perkins?' I said, with a grn,
'D~o you think y'ou. could p~ossibly sel
a pie0ce of land for as much as thos(
811h1rks? lI you cani, you'd better gc
in the real estate business. You'd coli
mon01ey. WVhy, they yanked two thou
sand out of you, didn't they?'
"'I d1on't really tinmk Perkins had
ayt hing to (1o with it,' lhe said(. 'Tha':
just a replort ouit ablout old man Bish
op's d(eal. I hought imy land1( On 11
"'WVell.' I said, 'how will fifteen hunm~
dhredl r~ound1 whelels strike you?'
"'I believe I'll take you up,' he sahl
'I want to nmake that other investment.
So we closed, and( 1 went at once t<
hnvye the deed recorded before he hat
a 11 chnce to change his mind. Now
you soe, I 'm interested in thle thlinmg
-un11 1'An going to help you Put I
thro~ughi. If' your folks wanmt the loan
bin g them in ini tihe miornlng, and I
we cani 1 managi'ei ur Yankee Just righ
we'll get the mioney."
F ITflL supper that evening thi
ishmops salt out on thme veran
dia to get tihe cool amir b)efori
I..2 retiring. TIhere was only on<
Ilibt burning ini tile house, and1( thma
was thle little smoky lamp ini the kitch
en, wher'le the cook was washing th
(1ish1s. Hishop sat nleari his wvife, hii
coat off' and( vest unbuttonmed, his chali
11illed back against the wellthIerboard'
lig. Abnecr D~aniel, who had( been try
lug over' slince supperC to cheer them ul
in regalrd to their financial inisfortune
alt smlokinig in his favorite chair na;a
the banuisters, oli top) of which he nov
and( then lyhteed his stockinged feet.
"Y'ou needn't talk that ia-way, Brotl1
er' Ah," sighed Mrs. IHishmop. "Yo'r
Jest doini' it out o' goodness o' heari
We ighit as well face tihe trumthl
We've got to step) down fromi the pos8
tion we now hold, an' present wayC
ii'. An' thmar's Adele. Pore chmil
She said inl 'Or last letter that shle'
cry 'er eyes out. She was bent o
comini' home, b~ut 'er Uncle WVilliai
,won't let 'er. IIe said she'd not do ain
"An' she wouldn't," put in Bishc
gruffly. "The Bight o' you an' Alan be
.fot'e r00 all the time is enough to sho1
5he What a tool Z've been."
"You tire bothitosuin' lyridges -'foh
youit d 'em," said. imer., "A lots
foh~dere out'n sApes wiuse'
Mhat $oad te11, o i ent6, bne. I ain
About the "terrible price wrE
train, of departments caught
Bargain Items is raked up, w
public. Now is the time for
All $2.50 men's Sweaters
to go at 48c. One small lot o
All 10.00 and $12.00 Overco
C 8.50 and $9.00 "
One lot Over<
A wave of cut prices is sw(
bargains equally as good, but
each d ay with values that cal
YOU HAD 1F'l
littie all to help ic out of a hole that emoo that ho (1-re" not trust I
Is gittin' deeper an' wider ill the time- -vce to ttterai 10. H le Ieia back
a hole I deliberately got Inue'f into? against tie WII Ii amd closed Is epes.
Well, not much!" preteiililg to be enlill. though 1i1 alert
"I wouldn't listen to that nuther," wire saw that he was qiiiVeiiig if] Cv'
declared Mrs. Bishop, "but not many ery li.
men would offer it." "Oi, Alan," she cried, "don't you see
They heard a horse trotting down
the road, and all bent their heads to how excited your pa Is? You ought
listen. "It's Alan," said Abner. "I not to raise his hopes tils Way Ow asc1
tilnkin' it was tinie he wias showlit' an ncertainty. As n'r. Miller said,
9P th~ere may be sonie silp, andI w~e'd he
Mrs. Bishop rose wearily to order the
cook to get his supper ready, and re- Wus5 thati ever."
turned to tihe veranda just as Ahlin wvats lil)10 triiisli'ritt)
coinig from the stable. lie sat d1ownl~t akt~iadfoo tevr 11
Oin tile StepS, lalsing the legs of his"I ti'POil,'ti'yleticlli ay
dusty trousers with his riding whip). it~ I~ohtgtotis(*'a ht
lts was platin that he had somletIn~gIJCtciit"
of impllortanice to say, an~d they all "erastwolberngt -
wvaited in impiatlent silence. ettomth"siAlibuIwa
"Father," lhe said, "i've had a talko)igltotlyuwhtwargig
with Rayburn Miller about your land. jiitwtfrtmro.
Hie and I have lately beeni working on 1110) 'leid11(pasdeor
a little Idea of mine. You kniow~ theretii."EWlsnutuptemey
aire people1 whio will 11 len iondey otn reali' teengholith orag
estate. Howv w~ould it stilt you to bor- fl'acen$000bsdst ~ti
rowv $25,000 on that land, giv'ing that Sil o~ lvsael.
alone as seecurity?" An a'ateclrt ok *11
- Ther'e was a startled silence, andotantiiilytitticdthtAn'
Bishop broke It in a tone of great irri- siprwsoitl tilbt 1 n
tation. er e.St r.9e1tevruil
"Do you take me fer n. plumnb fool?"aidtuhdtlyongmi01te
lhe asked. "Whien I want you an' Mil-shudr
ier to dabble In my business, I'll calil upr ad,?lreAa, h
0on you, Twenty-live thousand, I say! 51l eii' ltn o'egt,
If I could exchange every acre of it lii'eanfooederntth
for enoughl to lift the mortgage on this dtli 01111( a ~~t nhsio
farm an' keel) a r'oof over our heads, csont ~aea u ogtbe
i'd do it gladlly. Pshawl" Ve lehdetnli etbako
'[here was anlothier sllence, and then tl ru t h 'rtla
Alan hegan to explaIn,.ItikIl ~ui o101"letl
- Whle lie talked Mrs. Bishop sait likce tijt M heai ualgitoi
a figure cut fromn stone, aind 11510)aishophv md e c' trd
leaned forwvard, his elbows on h~sis aie' e l oi niestgte
knees, his bIg face In his hiands. Itanle'tkei arysrtnth
wvas as if' a tornado of hope) had blown mrtn,
over him, shakIng 1h1im thrioulgh andiC1PT~
t through. hs~Hny un ai' as
"You heel) doin' thsto he'p me out,"ian,~'o Vltecie
h le gasped, "nin' I'never so much as t ruliltWiS115'PtIlia
t a axed yoi'e opilnion 0one way or another." fttsteietIi'*itg
"I'd rather see you mlake money out 1110)sn v' o'loelae't
of that p~urchase than anything In the h''etepilgwonAlnat10
word,"saii is oil ~h eelngseolen tatd Ahe ad not trust)land
voMm ice o~ uttnp.Ielendbc
t - ~ ~ aai the walle( f andi-' cal'sed i'stes.
- .9 petdn to esl eitouhs alert11(
aginst sucethat h ws guleringa lie eat
"Isoni, Aan, msthe led "dotntyouse
K -ho exited our hi n msis? fauce gh
not"M tolaiseo his holies telehi h ai' suc
toere may b~elthsom, le sa, w'd'bt
wihet behere wet hi s a~o'nd- fln'
wussothn qeveroi."N le' ssi 'lu
Sa ~Bihop aros e om , hif hoti ndtbe
- - ~ ga to alkt' and thrt on 1 to veanda.
"te hi't posile," tey heardtbtie tay-d
01'. I won' gii' t lut 'si heas 'a th~at-"
aot to mchng haid, Aan' ibt 'i mae
obie o t'elou twh we a goie
intown '[ort' utomorrow i."
I! pualishopa wl fae, paued b' fri
them.n"Efllilsoniputs upiae omoeytt
1ih'dlue beough lt cls es mrt"g
"n le as aiot,"0 opiedide tt'utern
itsomel oo giste." i't st'
out) withidl annonedi-lk an'atiAlan's
p fillppe was ton t e the but tnotone
h ardo he.the crossedt3 uvthe hi vend
0 l~~~~and i't' oed t oun man11 on the11 i
"Supc~e dfdj ,~ars A~o" "Supbeies ryu are hln," she
;4~~~Ittt~O tiad funof ou I YOr said e t's glhttIn'm atl', rgn"smoe
~ ~ uali ta ~ He rose an ollowe her into l'te
v~ iiu~d~.the grop10 tht verand. h fli
"I thinkIt I'll g pt e, etl
at Darey hav made ever td
ock" that has -just
in the smashup.
hich will be of sj
qjuick action fqr t
to go at 1 50, A
f ladies coat suits
ttto go at - $7.85
" " " - 6.00
oats to close at $
3aught in the \oU
eCping all over th
what's the uso, t
not pe matched,
-TER AK1L.EE1P LN
-ways glad to ser's
Aan smiled warmily. "I'l1 mention
t to MIller." he satd. "Yes, you con!' I
.to it. Pole, If any inan on earth could.'
Drivittg up to Miller's (flite. th'y
luild the door open, and Ith owner
ttme out with a warmN siNile of' prrit
ng and alded Mrs. Bishop to aligIht.
"Well," he Smiled whenl they.N hwd
ta ken seats in t he ollice. "We li v
4-litt1ed the first step toward victory.
Wilson Is at the hotel. I saw his n1anie
y)n the register this m1oring."
The elder Bishops drew a breath of
ceief. TheIi old nuti groun iided hi1s
leavy walking stick suddenly, as If It
11a( slIpped thlroughi his Inert Iinagers.
"'mi tr'ustin' you bocys to pulil me
birough,'' lhe sa id, wv it shaky Ia ugh.
'I hlinI't never trea('ted Alan right, an'i
['in heeri to confess it. I 'It)wedl I was
lie only olne il ou1r layout with anyi
"So -youi are' wllling to accept ft'
onni?" said Miller.
"WVlllin'?' 1 r'eckon I amn. I never'
dlept one wvink last night for fee-r
soine'n' 'Il interf'ere wvith It.''
iler i i'ellected ia iniomient a nd then
mld: "I ain a frid ( of onlyone1 thing,andl
that is thIs: Not one tuan in a mnillIon
wIll nanke a t rade of' this size withiot
corroboati Ing the statteintsi de)11 bly
the people11 he is delinlg with. WVIlsona
Is at breakfast by this il ne, anid a fter
he is through he inuiy decide to iiose
arounid a little bef'Iore' coining to 11ne.
['in afraId to go aifter' bl1in; Ihe woutil
thInk I was over'anx ious. Th'Ie trouble
Is that lhe iiiay run tluo soiinebody
firomi out In the inount a ins--tIhere ar ie
a lot in town alre'ady-anid get to talk
lug. .lust one wordI about your litinug
off nire tImn you enni cebaw, AIir.
Bilshop. wouldl nikIe huiin blalk like a
niuan nuule. lie thiinkcs I'mi faivoing
binii now, but1 let hirn get I le not ion
haut y'ou haven't beeni holding flint
land f11tor at least ii huind red t hotusan d
andl the thlin g woil d bu'st Ilike ia biuh
AlIan ineioned11( Pole Blaker's piropo
1 tioni. NIlIlIer Ithough t It over for' a
noinenit. his browt wrInkled, iind then
Io said: "Goodtuc - a good idea, but you
inst (call In~'l in a'uid let me give h n
il'ew pointetrs. ity Gecoige, lie ('ouh1i
'e01p W ilsoii atway fioiii diitiger~oiis
AlIan wont 'f'leor Pole, anid M Iller
ook hiiun to his conisultatlin room1 In
lie rca r. w here the y remnained for
ubot fifteen milinutes. Wh'Ien they cameu
iit , P1's fa ci was vermy graveo. "I
won't forget a tinug.'' lie sa id to N! IIer.
'I undierstanda exactly what you wanit.
When I git through with 'imi, he'll
'vant thatt la11 ha~d enioiigh to pay any.
hinug ler It. an' he won't. dream ii n in
abuot WithI yotiuiiher. I eann man
ige tiiiit. I in't no0 fool elo I doi have
"Dio you remem)'iiber miy dIe.scriptlon o1'
im in "' a sked .\lil11er.
"You Ihet I do --t hick set, about lIf ty,
al , red( faced'i, shiarp black e'yes, iron
;r'ay huiir, an' miighit4 high ailways wIth
c igar in his mouthI."'
'"T'hait's iright,'"Ii auilul NMiller. "Nowv
lo youtr wvori, nad we wcon't foirget
'on. By all inen n [Le:p hIm away
W~hen P'ole hadl lef't thme of11ce and
~iller hiad resim iedo his revolving chair,
\t's. Ilhop wh(1lrie'ed liliin, lookinug
stra Ighit into hiIs eyes'.
"'I don't see,'' she saild In a timId,
liesltatilng wiay andic yet with a note of
lnuriness dloiiimtit tng hier' t o:ie-"I don't
see why we have to go throuigh till this
tricker'y to niake the tirade. Ef the
land1( Is good se'uity f'oi the money,
wo needn't lbe afeer'd hunt the man
OCc1rredi at; "1 T
11.om. the debri
)Goial interest to c
hey wont last.
it in the Wrec
11 $1.25 sw eaters t
worth fporn $1-0 J
it in the Wre
A' 11 (0.00 and $7.
"A1 G.00 cm
.98, wort.i trorm .
mak and t1
S1)i) store, an w
ae people know tI
an1) they a1ll co1il
TO -\ I W I T _I 1
T you, yours trul
.:int to trilk i ml a, YII..k111 or wlut:I
not, linto totilt' 1mly loads. AS BiMSy*,
alys, It sieem; to mne it tile 1:1ln 's wIutt
the( inoney we neinl't 111,11v suclh n1
greas t to- i;. I' a f'verd I w oII't Ieel
extctly ri-gil about It."
'I'll' y,)ung 11wil eXchilligt?(1 alte(
"You lon't undtlrstanal." nli fIiller
linemly. but1 he sem eilci to boe 11IipreparnIed
for views so IIrt lrI il to i ufeai Ie1
tigs, and cotuldl not f1inisht wha1tt. it. ehtd
is wotht aitll W\ilsonti e(it ke otut ( ofl itt'I
w'ithu the 111h1 4)' his capital :id fte rail
rond flit proes t htytu it'n .1 a''nter
gef~ttg giod titles to It, tli to a bh.
il tthur 'omlpilly a hotily of Itinher likei
getling te uper hantitl. ltay~burni
thuinkls if' he tuits out we are'btani uf.
htlitl to su ze us to the lwt
to gi In' 's e ltnker' to tote t aybl
ar'onti like a hog atfter a yeer' o 'itorn.
I 'lowvetl we wats goinla' to mantke t ttptn
('d atI Ahniter, whott Mi tod in fte doortt
"I'll do whtetver flitrother Aht tini
la right. I ntever kntowted 'im to takt
fThey 3t alltititi lookettill Abner, who1wn.
('s'miln' brandly. ..h ii. vr us. Ite
"l' lt I shot git lhis t itny, h'ler tre
Wtt'kied, tt w it n shot I sitve t luh
"g'it,'l is ony, and then, f you ind 1(
h'sI stlri', hand un b"pak what yiou.
l t th is It r li k I dh '1 'ii iton' i scramblin'i
memt rt d shot agh lt a1 'felleda
wtasti' elhtin' abut t' enm's rest-3O1(!uh
work on'i i alls fu I sakl'cIt' p to my
sI'f, 'g f thibll s ti yo igt Itl
yiIsI g're n lessit giin lthe Confiederney; It
titit d ontt, oue ki f pi wny at me.'
Sd't thik overtn, 'vtn allhifg but ag
flish wounld ein'th bke 'olt benshe
jelfst sugge own sda' littei nn' craled('
Itoi an' tokt' k nhout ohe is houk cld'0
dfr isone."Ibleeh r ohl
theu hae whle. lfs hung on eto it til
hisl fnger achi on' he~ill'($ weak a th
kne'es.t~' to neve did ef s eel ed a wI
~~aye tmrm dol psI' nI goneet ls 01
thatsome odther h110np paherd for I
E'th, guotermnt t all rih,' itsA hlgi
"and help, fayne',t ey irooked hin
ip ornt t kck agrt or tlki'for
"0ny, Mrs.YO Bishop',"i Miller. "Thle;
wtake Aar do themselvesti. Inu e faI
watc Ithe peen qic et this1111 lo
Wiron ddctn't como ui hereifo hi
healt." uc tsal uilui
"lOho, anothe' allh rt~1 at," i
"andso l fte, ob~ut they mus n
"Oh, no,~ yo musn't, sadMl
E B1R TO'RL !
t1e following partial lis
ur patuons and the shoppin
o go at 85 . All 75c and 85
o 12 will go at $4.50.
>0 Overcoats to go at -
" "" "- j.85~
3.50 to $5.00.
be sold regardless of price.
B r1mi-ention hundreds o
1at o - iters are lactened
to heatt .
HiI E 3 iG- STa),
(11-y was ein1pty Save( for- the vlerk, ol1 1C n o
wh,1; stoodin-in Ihe( coulnter Ilokn utiaCuefr
overI te l tes ini the pigeonholed ky ( erin a St
ro (ck on 1te. wAl. TheIr was i big "or d lwigot*in
:' w n nii.hI the 11t aV * h e i 'j
goll!" ~ ~ ~ ~ 011 vt'nrIva of11h11-wl.P
hi!" - I < od It l w n - ww a . 'm r was10110 lue $ n . It o a
with wV~O in to~ 1bi.&.'. :;u I there wa 1 '4o1 e..t e mn'st nfhin'
a sho'eneS (o1:nl enth ;- S. 1o1 -t4-4 W. Eumoy, U.
1:n ia o t --nut1"inslY without b)(- 0 i. P ck nsD
in;l i el r1 b4*(e y the lr :1111 then,! with- hif "A tre.
for severa:l linnn'fi listeing,'~ 3'reIin!
Iy the ining 14ootu~'.* ir opned iiIni'
Wibson strle ou11( 41t and Nei 1 id ii
thel 4otlliter. . hi:70r Inifants an
h :i .i Ii o titofe i arIh veIy u go
(itl cler recognI('iz3ee1 nini whoul has Signat'uro of
WVilsonl thtrust his lingers into his ves4t *M. Wm. S.w
ro3 bet ' ai t (1( hrw (lit n eignr I. "I guess. m (3) fior .years frio
I e~i nn mke what I have last mie,"' he llnib 'go'. 13o was fin
sub1)l. trainsf'orrinIg Is glanc ii to PoloCab.0i' anB
lin ker, w ho hmd 11h1nilbled neross the itn. it ededt t a corn
room1( :iuni I~nedl( heavily oiver t he ope~n Ijiinett is F'or solo1 l1
ri('r. "Wnti lto buy 11r3'111y ehii h'is- 1ore Eari1 H D)rug Std
thei :insiwer. "Whelire are4 they ?" Boaratho --e -iu
"' .Idin't fetch '('Il ill today 3,'" said Bignatturo
terI iiulke ai bid (in ia dozer11 of' 'Clin anly. liis~ ii
onil'pe 11 olly 1(13Creek, jest this s1ie ~'Oti wher l there ios -dmo:
wth (1( oh Ii liihop's lumber para.. Illi l ionll but ti~oeeg
Ple(1 was31 lookIing (131 of t lie cornercl of uir great~t, worlk in
hits eye( int thle strnge an l~P21d saw hkis ironhhs. 'i -ey ii f
hliii, wI)hihws lIin the ne 11(t of striking Lut cu re. 25G, aL
"We don)I't h id onl produtce till we C ..' &43t~
seit," saUid the elerk. Bnhra the '
"'W'll, I reckon no hairn was 14ione by tB~ligntr
nily xlhi',"' said( Pole, Wlo telt the eyes 3(3 '
of'I1 Hth tanger ol i hhu.
Roil, with ai tiille hull1' ofI ap11. y at', and11 Senit It -
addrlesshllg n stran11ger, (ve Itll'1 l'tilt v lV.1 V . 0
huible sta 111 inr1y,,A s iii 3
hand1( towarid te lnliluntain i' on (th i hind, e
in the clteir mloring light. "'No,' m a1 (114Ihit li i
teen mile on aibe1lh'e to rytshnek.
Hliop's Ilace('?"C iskedl WIlson, inm';' ~i ingd.'
towardl the openi door wh ichli to ( tih I)e gSoo.p
alone11 ouitside andI WIlson h:14 ltaid -.
hIs cigar. "Th'ant (old seniill 0wn.; A'e
I'll takhe Ihat bac1 k, fr' lie don 'tI owni
Ln tland itat lim'ot 3 omieltown w'1;ih
Vulsoiillitig~('(Congh1(l emiedy, un Sa -
"1 Ihi Vt' '(her got.ibfrIVn'wileil .teS t
"I ecI4)i hae, ~itl['111 "C od, a, dm in g
3'O~i'vegot; 1111 hlebit Ie thntci oIP.'
I gave it antI a nivet]i oaPoleinI."ie, 1
lii 1U I. '1'II i (113le' Ii th Il' liuYto E r
sel' ui Illlie o kowIIlit 11 oo a
treesl but 1he's 0gott therrioyenh
WiPlon ued and then heIar said:i - A i
Wive yo got0 few 11 intes wto
sare?"y 60 ear
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