"Here's a story of pioneer
days in early Anerican hisaory
that contains vivid pictures of
momentous events from Kas
kaskia to Yorktown and of
famous American fighting mnen
from George Rogers Clark to
George Washingtor.. The story
revolves about a striking figure
-the son of a blueblooded Vir
ginian, stolen and brought up
by the Indians and reclaimed by
his kindred--only in the end
to hear the call of the wild and
become a pioneer in Kentucky.
But he ecaped from the wilder
ness a breech-clouted savage.
He went back to the wilderness
a civilized white man, with the
beat gift of civilization---a love
ly American brid' .
John Fox, Jr.. is the author
of this story. Patriotically
American, he won fame with
stories of Kentucky, his native
state-"The Little Shepherd
of Kingdom Come," "The Trail
of the Lonesome Pine" and the
like. "Erskine Dale--Pioneer"
is his latest--and last.
-'tre ' of ro"d r;in nim-ar/d, and In
nsw r t e't' tll' .ren' t gr'ay ee',' ,f tihe wil
(ern'i'l ss litfb'' its iistI-frin;.t'dl lId.
Fro th's ) oen dep!1 e'nne tllt 1lut
in11 of a b'n13 woenel-thi rush. A cotugar
l'n'se'd 1i fil.: t he l w inh of an 6uk,
tlisse . :ntul :1 siniddering dleer
It:eh d h in.' hi fre'i'st uisle,
b tanlie-i linto, n litiin' e'rlen ing, stoppedl
rigirl, !!-.irieds 1! ,':IWlh~r <-nomy, an
widtrh:'Iel into the w1ile'n'ns again.
Sti!t! dehe'e''r in til- letwhna b my with a
Iow a:n arr'w t nil :m1;", (e\ct' for
se:n1)-1",'k :1n14 h:. 't',h- clouit, sprang
frititi s -!es', : fi .:itn tok't i Ilight along
t buff:! trail. .\: nin, not t'ar bh'lnd
him, threer gruntina:. -T' ages were tak
ing up tthe print of ils locca'sined
An !i'.ai hef 're a tel f(laree yaOn
wtithin tI.' sitanked "ttle'nhsi're that was
re rel 1 h' eentr tie t' the lIlth' leat'
li;. ui. a1'e it 1t. . w el
tiy. t' I' dst gIltiiiner of dtay
the a nie's ca 1 eui ni littIt 11nd1 three
Will h:1"s " -arsssmed and14 moved'( le'is.
'tre'l' 1~r -t 'wanis-e-he: mtan wi\'th1 a
hu'e '-h rle in the heeliowi' of his
i nh alele' :tftul his h1e'1, and
'E l"",,;!:;1 ' 1- '-1 hi, he'ats. At eit hr
!'~1 1'' t , k:tt e' \ w a tch-twl r of
enki L"., ..," v'isible :and1 In (':11-h a
!ise ; . ":: ,-w i t .~lVnin, naod sulftegi
thel 1! ,,;:: .Ninell of ruing Vynlnii
ll! '' I1: L1,.
C ine : .- r.ose' te\\ ring to the
fnt :i' statLre. sire''eluel his
mtgiIhl :!:; uiflh n yanwn. iami lighttyi
el"-si'e A ''irt e! iib .: lh'' twid Ilud
der : to he twer stol-M''i mh~lway'.
"Y!n do' SeemLtl to ILnPin uch uset
'N unh-l'' I'm g'iet- up. and I
wuMIM' thten If I t'eublc .itoe as hIgh
its I e:fu urtl.'' '.le wen't let'ar her' to
aM at M eftCn hin handie with a
tttutun litth-e guni~uce shte lteaped
l's lgly n.-: hadeu he fee he gr'oundit.
kettle etf ttening <-hi o l',hes watched
"Lfoek Lit l'eelly ('eft til, won't ye? I
declare fthatie gul ---"
* "tLed IE ' 'rlede Po'lly, "brting D~ave's
bren k fast :"
A I 11he doer of a :' 'heI log enhdit, as
lbily hullt an it lI tte for't, a hunter
was ~ tlennIng a Ioni ritle. At the
wie5e'r'n tngle' tw uee wteu ere strength
Citing thle pl'ht'tts of' the pailiade.
About the Ire it'wo mtothersH weret
sueckhng htnh'es a' natked brensts.
.\t the thi'i n I i girl roset, pushed
U uas of .nihuirnted ha ir fr'omt her'
htantted foreeadtl it, an In tsh not from
the lt'e fusedt with hier; sile.
"1 reckoni~l Dave c'ain \lk this far
-he don't look v'ery pune~.'
A v oit''e1t vpant with turasm:ti rose
from one0 of the. w~oi tn nhou t te
stt i tming :at ie
"Holenor !'" .s' er'l('d, "11(nolr San
In a doot'".'.iy nonttr, n thlird girl was
famecd- dee~p-ey'ed, de'ep'hrenste.u
"'oner!"' criedt t he reid WOman
"eStop wast In' yo' tine wIthI that weav.
ini' in tha lint'f' ceime out heire an' hte'p
thste tw'~o gitiI to jgIt I )a ve his b'ritk
-fnM."'~ Dave Yand'l Ilt hithed loudly.
''omet on, 1 lonotr,"' he enlled, but
thie girl t urned tl theflt whIr' of' a loomt
tarted agin litJke thle hiumminng ol
bees. JLdti Naoe handed the hutnter
a tnan of deerVt men t aund coi'n bread,
anid P'olly l)oured'( hIm a cupI of steam
tng lquid made fronm sassafras9
leav'es. Dave looked up~ Into P~olly's
black eyes, shIfted to Ly3dlu, swerved
to the door whent'e eanme the wihlr of
"Von nt-c lookcing v'ery handsome
this mtorninag, P'olly'," he said gravely,
"and 1jdin lovel'ler (even than usut,
nnd Hono:' Is a witoodlihin dream." lit'
hook hIs head. "No," he said, "I
"('ouldn't wihat ?" asked Polly,
t hougth qhe 'A'ew sonme nlonsense was
By JOHN FOX, Jr.
"Be happy even with( two, if t'other
were far away."
"1 reckon you'll have to try somne
day--with all of us far away," said
(he gentle Lydia.
"No donht, no doubt." the fell upon
"'oor boy !" gab Lydin, and Polly
looked at her with quickening wonder.
Dave gave his hunting kiife i pa
"And when the Virginia gallatts
come, where will poor Dave be?"
"I woneder," said Lydia, "if they'll
have Iong- hair like Dave?" Dave
shook hi; long locks with mock pride.
"Yes, but it won't be their own an'
it'll he powdered."
"L oli, I'd like to see the first In
dian who takes one of their scalps."
i'o!ly laughed, but there was a shotd
der in Iylin's sinile. Dave rose.
"I'in going to sleep till dinner--don't
let anybody wake ae," he said, and at
once both girls were serious and kind.
"We won't, Dave."
Cow hells began to clang at the
edge of the forest.
"'T'here they are." riled Pol ly. "(o ine
on, Liddy." The young hunter entereel
it door find within threw hinself
across a rude bed, ieu down.
"I onor "' cried one of the old wom
en, "you go nit' git a bucket o' water."
The whir stopped Instantly, the girl
stepps'd with a sort (if slow manjesty
from the cabin, and~ entering the net
paused on the thresholdi as her eyes
caight the powerful figure stretched
on the bed and already in heavy sleep.
She felt the flush in her ae and to
conceal It she turned her hen ii angrily
when she caine out. A few miniut's
later she was at the spring and inellug
water into her pail with a gourd.
Near by the other two girls were nilik
ing--enrh with her foreheai against
the soft tlhnk of ai dun-colored cow
whose hoofs w'ree( stained with thiel
Juice of wilid st rawherries. Ilonor
dipped lazily. When her hucket "as
Another Arrow Hurtled Between the
Boy's Upraised Arm and HIs Body
and Stuck Quivering In One of its
full she fell a-drenmring, and when thle
gir'ls were t hrough with thiiir t ask
they turned to find her with deep, un
seeIng eyes on tie dark wiludern'ess.
"'loo !'' cr'iied Polly3, staitiling hier',
andl then tensingly:
"Are' you in love with D~ave, toio,
Thei. girl red'lened.
"No,"' she whipped out, "an' I ain't
goin' to be."' And then shie redldened
aigan ian grily as 1'ad ly's hearty3 Ia ugh
l dhleir sha 1had1 given herselfI anay.
As' lIhnor' turneri ab'ruptly for the foart.
a shot. a'nme from thle woods followed
by3 a war m-whoop'el thlit sitoplped the
bloodl sihuidierig in t hir veis.
"'Oha, my rlod !'" each erleda, and
ent ahiinig at t heir wet sklts theiiy fled
in terror t hrough the long grass.
Th'ley heard the guick 'ommilotlon in
the f'oi't, hiearid shairp comma nds, eries
of warninig, frant i enlls for thema to
huri'y. s~uat trained faces at thle gates.
saw~ )a vi' bound t hrough a ndl rush
towarda themi. Andl from thle forest
there wvas nothIing hut its l(iece uniit il
thiat '. wa i in broken'-thIiis t ime by3
a. loud laughi--thei laugh eof a whrite'
man. Tihenr atl th led 'ge ofi the wvilIder.
fodllowaed the other' twao whoie hadu gone
out t hat morning, one withI at dier
sw~uimg about his s'haoul'ers nd 1)
('old heaar the oaths of both1 a s thiey,
curseed thle fool in fr'ofl wsa hai
giveni shat anal wuar-whoope to frighten
womieni anil make thiemi run. The sliekly'
smile patssied front the face of the' fel.
lowu, shatne took Its place, and .va'
lie fronBeat the terrible eyesq ofci
Jreromie Sanader's at thie gate, that face
grew white with fear,
"Thn r ain't an Jnjun In a hundred
miles," he staimmiered, andl then hi'
shrank doawnl 1s though hie were al-.
miost; golig to his, knees, when sud
denly' o)1( Jerome slipped his r'ifle from
his shoulder and fired nnst the t.
Copyvightec by Chades Sctibner's Sons
low's beal With at shnultan3eous roar
"(lit il--ever'hody-gIt in-quick !"
Fromo at watch-towter, too, i r'ltle hadt
crneked. A naked savage had bounded
linto at spot of sunlight that quivered
on the huffalo trail a hundred yards
deep in the forest and lenped lithely
aside int o the bushes-hot rifles had
missed. Deeper from the woouis came
111wo war-whoops--real one's-anld in
the silence that followed the gates
were swiftly closed and barred, and a
kee'1n-4ve(l rifleman was at every port
hole In I the fort. From the tower old
Jeromie saw reeds begin to shake in a
enne-brake to the left of the spring.
"1.ok thar!" lie called, and three
rif'les, with his own, covered1 the spot.
A stinull brown arma was thrust nhove
the shaking rteeds, With the palm of
the hand toward the fort-the peace
sign of th( Indian-and a moment
latter a naked boy sprang from the
anne-brake and ran toward the block
house, with a how and arrow in his
left hanl andi his right stretched
nholve his head, its pleading palm
"Don't shoot !-don't nobody shoot "
shouted the old man. No shot came
from the fort, but from the woods
aeme yells of rage, and as the boy
streaked through tle learing an ar
rowt' whistIed pmst his head.
"Lot him1: in !" shoutedl Jerome, and
as liv'e openeld the gales 1nother or
roW hu1rt led bet w'el the b1oy's up
raiseud arm and his body and stuck
quivering in one of its upright hars.
The hoy slid through 1nd st ood pant
Ing, shrinkIi1g, wild-eyed. The arrow
had graezdu his skin, and when Dave
liftedl his ari and looked at the ooz
ing drops of blood lie gave at startled
oath, for he saiw n hash of white in
dIer the loosened bieech-clout below.
Thle hoy uinderstood. Quickly he
iished the clout aside on his thigh
1hat all might see, nodded gravely,
n111(1 prouiy tapped his bjreast.
"Pnleface!" he half grunted, "white
The wilds were quiet. The hoy
pointed to them and held up three
lngers to indtieate that there were
only three red mhen there, and shook
iis head to Say there would he no
a nek from them. Oh I.Terome studied
114, llie t ranger closely, wvon(ierlg
what new trick those rel devils were
tryiI1g now to play. Dave maude an31
inipullent gestlre for siwlene.
"11h3t's your natue?" The hoy shook
his heal( and looked t'agerly arndmi.
. ''ln 'is-li''ren l ?'' he askel, 1and
in Wi t3he4 h1g woo('sl3un shook: his
head---noboely there spoke F~ren1ch.
i lowetver, l)i ve knew a 111114' Slumwn.11('e,
a good Ienl of the sign-a11guage, 111n(1
ite hoy3 seemed to ndI. nd.t a..u.... g..ood
111mny3 words ini E.nglish 50 s thalt the
lig wood4sman43 pltil ouit his~ story
withI conlsIdernlhle neu rney and3( turnedi
t~ t'll it tol .TerIomei. 'i'he, Ilian s had
t'rosse4'3 the )Mig rI vt'r, werePt as. 3manIy
IIS the lea3ves, and1( mean31t to attne(k the
wite's. For 1th4 fHrst. time) they hat3d
aillowetd the hboy to go onl a warl l)ar3ty,
Som 43n1 ha34'111( treted him( 111 Ihd-y--hei
point~ed (OIt thet'bruises of cuiI'fs and(
kicks on his body. Th'le Iniains (en1Ite(
w'as wh11ite froml the4 gir-dle oft un3
t1inned skin und)Eer his blreechl-clout
13ind because theic Ind(ian3 boys taulnt ed
him11. A'sked why lhe hnd3( (come to the
fort, ie po4inltedI aga3in to his bruises,
lput hhthi hands against his brecast, 3and(
sItethd (1t'lIhem wid as1 fthIough he
wiouh1l seek shelter in theO arms1 (of
his owni race and take them to hi~s
'nlmie to his face thalt shlowed1 him
1)h inly 34s a curius pr'odu ct of h11s
rneie an~d the sava'ige fores that for
year Is11( 103 had1bee 3moulting hlimi. Thalt
smiile could ha31ve nlever come to the
fnece of1 anl Indlin. No Inidiani M:oubl
eve~r hav'e so lost hiimlself in is own
('mlot ioni. No whitei man would '01t havn
us-ed Ils destur les and1( thet symbols01 of
n13ture3' to wleh htile apple td. On1ly anl
Indian141 coul~l have sh05lown' such a
ey'es when 1he 1(old of his wriongs, and
wh'ien he saw~i tears in Lydlia's eyes, tile
f rs't liirin Iig in hiis life enm311 to Is
()wn, 31nd( brush81ing neross5 tem w1ith1
fleree'( sham1 h10le turn'ied 1ndh(n 131Stole
algalin and( stood( wIth his arms31 folded
over hIs how~ 331nd arroI'ws aIt his b~reast,
looking neithier to rIght nor left, as
I hottghi het were wa'3itIing for Judrgmlent
nt their hand1(s and14 erd little w~hat
his tfatO mlight be. as perfect fr'om
hlead to foot as a statue of the' ane1(
('nt lit te geod, whio, inl 1dm, 1had( for
sa ken It' 4ouc(hes of love for thet tenits
"I saw it," he said painfully. I
"That's--that's my son!"
Worth ThinkIng Over.
Theli wor44ld will pny33 you only3 for the
services you r'ender. If youlr service.
are't miocitre you3 will receive only a
mIocr(l0'e returnI'l. Th'le greater your'
skill, the gr'eater will be your' reward
What arue you dlolng to make yourself
worthI more to your future employer7
1.ots of highway robberies are pul)od
Oftll under the gnlae at fiannotrinlg
By REV. JOHN 0. PAGE
Teaoher of Bible Doctrine, Moody
Biblo Institute, Chloago.
TEXT--Ask and ye shall receive, seek
and ye shall find, knock and it shall o
opened unto you.-Matt. 737.
"Ask," "Seek," "Knock." With such
words as these our Lord encourages
us to pray and
the process of
answer to prayer.
t ">,You may writQ u
letter to a friend
'? asking for help;
a reply is re
the necessary aid
whene'ver y o u
call for it, but it
Is not yet in your
i e t U a I posses
sion. You con
tinue the (guest by calling at the house
of your friend, but even when you
reach the door you do not possess the
gift. Then you knock and are ad
mitted and receive the reward of per
severing prayer. You asked, sought.
Knocked and obtained. In modern
terms you "prayed through." This
does not exclude ejaculatory prayer
such as that of Nehemiah who, in an
emergency, lifted his heart to God
with earnest desire. The two go to
gether as will be clearly seen by a
2ompairison of Nehemiah 1:5-11 with
For faithful persevering prayer
there is i personal and pressing need.
A recent writer says: "There is an
awakening in knowledge and general
:nterest among the people but there is
no correslponding awakening to God
and His claims. The cry among the
spiritual of sill lands is for rain. They
recognize the drought. There nuay be
:1 divergence of view its to the cause
'r causes, but there is agreement as
to the fact of a great need. Many
.'hurches are held together by custom
:r respectability. Til stream of di
vine life and joy is not coursing
through our congregations."
'l I. need is not the stpireme incen
tive to persevering prayer; there Is a
stronger incentive than this, namely,
that our Lord wiilts its to pray. This
fact constitutes i cail to prayer. Con
sider this until you feel its drawing
pover. Jesus Christ, the Captain of
itir salvation, looking over the field
if battle, seeing the spiritual forces
that oppose, and knowing, as He
!ione can know, the value of inter
cession, hhids us pray perseveringly.
"Ask and ye shall receive, seek and
"e shall find, knock and it shall be
apenedi unto you." WVe nay not have
!t vivid sense of the worl's need. We
laity not know the philosophy of
,rayer or the process by whs itlh forces
tire set in operation in answer to
pirayer. hut. this iuch we my know
anti h'lleve--lie wants us to praiy.
Not ill i'e'.inig, o- mooIls, or disposi
tions it list we find the i utilse to
pray, but i the counsel and call of
tlhe great (totuinch-sr who says: "Ask
'ind ye shall receive, seek and ye
hall inad, knock i and it shail be
Thiel cief indrani~ceto p5 lrayer- is
-mhlief . (Of us, as of* Iraliel, it mai~y
bie sid : "Th'iey coldi~ not (enter in be
Pause55 of slistrusat."' The siiiiili(eity of
raiyerP(' iinfoundisl ths worblily-wlse,
!insi ats aniotheir has852 aidi: "iBecauise it
aff'ers Or 5'ii i see ttfer ai wayi out of
dii ficuilties wleh i ap ipea rs to) be5 too
!asy, we' are apt tos dIscount its
90perallI ons aind to regard it a1 smalaly
~i theotial ipropstition51. Biut let the
ikeptic sneer aind the worldly-wIse
stofT and the~ doubitr d~ coublt r~ den
the puuwer of iprayer, tihe cild of
God1 mutst knuw onl thei auit hority of
is Lsrd t hiat he is enliesd to a life of
persevering prayer. Christ, wihio is the
Wisdom (if Glod andi the P'ower of
G0(d lhss saidti: "Ask sind ye shall r
eive. seek and ye shsatl find, knock
and It alli be0 opiened tunto you."
The latle Dr-. Andrsewv Aurray once
wrote thle fulliowing wvord1s concerning
prasyer: "Thie ho(nor to wleh~i God
:-alls 15 ats intercessors is simply in
ronceeivalie. All lieaiven is waitIng
fosr thlet prayers oif Ills (churchCl to bilg
;howni thle blessi ngs that tare stor'ed til
there fsor us, and thia t Gods Is longIng
to bes'toiw. If milnist ers atnd ChrIs
tians 51 ouldth( bu1t he( boultghit to realize
that Glod hiss actualliy masde the coin
lag of ills kingdom andi~ the pouring
dhown oif bliessing dhependlent onl our
fatiishfulnss in iprafyer, t hey surely
wouldt be'gin to feel thait pr'ayer' is, in
very dleed, tile hIghest expressin of
our allieghtne'e to God, and tie chlief
powier Iha t we ennil exercise In brIng
lag Chirist's salvation to men."
lthere Is an eye that never sleeps
Beneath the wing of night;
There is nnt ear that never shuts,
When sink the henma of lIght.
There Is an arm that never tIres.
Whieni human strength gIves way;
rhe're Is a love that never fails,
When easrthly loveai decay.
Thait eye i fixed on ser'aph throngs;
That ear i's iled with angels' sonigs;
That arm upholds the world on hiigh
That love is throned beyond the sky.
Out there's a power which mncan1 wield
When mortal nlid is vain.
That eye. that arm, that love to reach,
That listenIng ear to gain;
That power is prayer, whieh Sonrs on
And feces oni bl15iss hyond the sky.
On theS Adorning of Women.
Whsose Sadorning let Is not be that
outward adorning of pl ttlng hasir, and
nf weatring goild, or of 1uttinlg on ap.
rutrel; bust let it be thle hiddenf man
of the heart, in that which is not cor
ruptIile', even the orr)amnit of a mecek
and qsslet spirit, wtid-h is ini the sIght
of God of great price...i Petr,3:. 4.
EST lunch is
glass of milk.
Tastes good whei
Nourishes yet ke
Raisin's 75 per c<
in practically predi,
inishing 1560 caloric
nutriment per p'oun
Doesn't tax dige
heat the blood, yet
Big men eat little
serve their thinking
overeat and lag beh
Get two packages
--in Little Re
A Foghorn Conclusion.
Mr". 1W.a0h (at hi, sensliore ..., -ze_)
-- 1y dear, please' tell our h:-tt;.:.:r t".
sing sei)nethin ;g less dole'niI.
Air::. ;ech--'That's nlt Helen: that's
Ihe t 'oghi 'rn.--Ih stn ' Tirans ript.
Important to Mothers I
Ixaniiie cariefully every hottle of
CASTOlilA, that famous ol ri''eely gi
for infants and children, and see that it ""
Beat's the ..--- o
In Use for Over t:3 Years.
Children Cry for Flteher's Castoria ti
Nothing Secret. wi
The~' 'unt ist-Th'eur', ;uow!. NoE ene~g to
Iin eath I nn ':ti eli IhatI Ithse Iar' atI- or
fle il teeth.
hlle I lutient--My detatrest t'hium enn n
tell. Andi' sheu will.-.Jm!ge. Itl
What Is It Worth tc
On the road changing a tirt
The dust or mud, the grease
delay-all are things we like
But the time to think abou
- you buy the tire-not after1
For some tires blow out much:
Outward appearance counts
It is the material in the tire
of it that determines its stre
Goodyear recognizes these f
Tires are made of long staplh
Take the 30 x 334 Cross Rib (
trated, for example.
It is made of Arizona cott
average 134 inches long.
Many 30 x 3%4 clincher tir
staple cotton from 34 inch tc
This means less strength a
blow-outs-more tire trouble
Yet this high grade guara
costs only $10.95.
You can buy some tires for evel
with the fine materials and co
Can you afford to take a cht
tire troubles for the sake of t
of cheaper tires?
Saves Need B
I Putnam Fadeless Dnw
tad Your Iron Today?
wo packages of
d Raisins and a
1 you're hungry.,
ps you cool.
nt fruit sugar is
rested form, fur
's of energizing
tion so doesn't
lunches to con
ind the leaders.
of Little Sun
Isn't J t ty you bestt~ t frie~nd?",
('ertail y' \vhutt dl slie say
tit titt ':"
YOU CAN WALK IN COMFORT
you Shake Into Your h.es some ALLENS
(UT K"ASI"., the Ant! Y.ptic. Iiattng pow
r for aoes that sich or fe'-t that ache.
akes f the frict. frow the hoe antd
cn4 roie to corns a . bunion, hot, tired,
eat pig, swolenin ert. sLattes can wear
sema one slize. salleir by shaking Alen's
o1 Kane in e .ae 'hoe-AI' yni:s. reb t.
an g"teriei Ii tita t th d ae te it
tt tel itig i whenta~
an e a t r e
is nt aln espdeal
m, the tires is whenc
1he bloc-os loccurs
fa reaily dangoters of
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