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Erskine Da]
By John Fox, Jr.
Copyright by Charles Scribner's Sons
CHAPTER Xil-Contnuod.
"Jrhr wou)' iOLl not necept your
sneTrilce nor would any of us, and it
Is only fair'that I Should warn you
that som1e dy, if you should hn('tlge
your in1ind, and I were no longer liv
Ing. y.u mlight be too hate."
"I'lIunse don't, Uncle inirry. It is
long--dlone. Of course, it wasn't faIr
for tme to consider liarIara alone, but
she will he fair and you understand.
I wish you would regard the whole
tiat ter its though I (i(In't exist."
"I tait dlo that, miy boy. I m111 your
steowaiii 1111(1 whetn you want anything
you have only to let mie know !"
lirskine shook his head.
'"I don)'1 wnnt an~ythinig-I need Very
little, anrd when I'n11 In the woodis, as
"I'd Like to Go--to Learn to -ence."
I OxNf'e' t o ill' s si of (the, time, I need
it l''tInIIg .1 I all. " I t ' II,ne ale rose.
"I wish youI would go) to c'ollege' at
W\llill unsburgforl .1 yealr orI two to
bet 1ter Ill yours~elfC-in1 vs(--"
"1''d like to go--to learn to fen'e,"
smIliedt the hoy, and ite colonel stulled
"'1I'l (eerliintly nteed to knw timt,
If you are going to b~e at, reckless as
you were tothity." 1.:rskine's eyes
(IllI I1 ( I
"I'itle orry, yo Lay t hink cle
foolish, but I don't like or trust 1rey.
Whal was ht (loinu wilh those Blritish
tr iiladrs iuit in the Northw est-he
.was nolt buyiig furs. It's .-rIl 1.W hy
wis he hand 3( in glove wit'h .ord llun
t.. re':"
"Loird Ihnunore' luul a 1hulghtr,"
wis the dTry rep' ly. : d t 1rskine dlung
oou etre t n i'."Ii4ndie words tin
f'il'ssa 1y, (I1 1 l0ii'; lxle roV i iss d I hl'
tini''h %:01 ti i I i NonI wehe ?ul'
.soI liers. Iir. tsaiitr. \I
"l~s'Ii il, lii s lglv ~i "d n' or y ~ i
tu -ldon' givte tilp hopte. lIe paiet,
unait, comelt hin-k1 to us. tio to \Vllliam~
andi .\:iry. lit yourse'lf to be (onll oft
uis in ill un~ ys. 'ITen e'very tIlng miay5
yet i'Oii e'ot in thle only way thtt
wi'nli bei tltting nil right." TIhe' hoy
(en riitst I y
that wotuldl miike ilt' quite so'hal~jppy."
"It's no use,'' Ithe hoy sa11id trembnlinig
ly, "biut I'll never forget wvhat you
haiive just said( as8 lon~g 1a I lIe, aungl,
14)ovIe ltii'bar as8 lng as8 1 live. Ilti
e'vtn if things were othlerwise, I'dl
1neIver isk n-minis g he'r unhla ppy even
by t ryitig. I'm not1 lit for her nor
for (his life. 1 (enn't gtl ovter 11ny life ini
the~ woods and atnming tile Indians.
I t'nni't l'xjlhdni, but I get chiokedi
for' tihe wooduts ('om110 (over me
andt I enni'I he'lp mei. I must go-anid
"our fiithenr was t hat way,"' said
( ciltinel Iltait' sadly. "'You many get
over it, but lie tntvter did. Aini it must
lhe 110rde'r fori y'ou bet'inutse of your
(;od biles you.'" Atnd the kindly13 gentle.
I'rskinie silt whiere ihe wais. Thle
houilse lE .5 still tutu there wer'e nio
noises5 froni t he horses and11 en'ttle ini
lie hitrn-none fromt r'oosttig 1peaicock,
tuirkety, andlu hlen. Fromu the Car-away
((uarter'is entnel fainitly the mier'ry mtel
II w,1noltets of ai tldit, and11 forthter still
till song of someI4 coutinlg negro ret urn-l
hug home. A drowsy bird't twittered ini an1
tut'lent elm ia t thle 'ornier of thie hiouse.
'l'he tlow'ers drioolped Ill thel mioonlighit
whtihI hathed the grent path, s1itreamed
across thle great ilver, and1( on up to Its
soulrce in~ the great yellow~ dis8k flont
in~g ini maljestic serenIty high In the
cloudless sky. And thatt jpath, thlose
flowers, that house, thle barn'l, the cat
and grassy acres, e'veil those tinging
black folk, were all-all his if lhe but
said the words. 'lhe thiotut wats no
temptationi-lt was a~ mighty ~'wonder
that such a tihing couldI be- And that
was aill it wats-l w'ode--to hun,1 hui
to them it w~as tile worlid. Without
it all, wh'at w~old they do?~ Perhapj)
Mr. Jefferson might 'soon solve ti
problem for himti. Perhanps hie mi1gh
not retlurni from that wIld ('amlpahigi
against the Britiah and1( tile 1ndians1
hie mlight get kIlled. And then
thoultght grippedl 1him and( held hini
fast-he noed not COtme hanck. Tha
mighty wtiderness beyond the mnoun~
/ a
e ,Pioneer
talus was his real home-out there
Was his real life. IIe lee(] not come
back, and they would never know.
Then camne a thought that- ahnost
made him groan. - There was a light
step in the hail, and Biirhira Caime
swiftly out and dropped on the top
most step with her chin in both hands.
Almost at once she seemed to feel his
presence, for she turned her head
"Erskine I" As quickly he rose, em
barassed beyond speech.
"('one here! Why, you look guilty
--what hag you been thinking?" He
wits startled by her intuition, but he
re(overed himself swiftly.
"I suppose I will always feel guilty
if I have madite you. tinliappy."
"You haven't made ile unhappy. I
dong't kniow what you have made me.
Y4u1 saw how I felt if you had killed
lin, hill you don't know how I would
have felt if he had killed you. I
(onl't mysel f." -
She begi pntt lng her hainls gently
1nd1 helplessly together, and again she
dropped her chin Into theta with her
eyes lifted to the moon.
"I shall be very unhappy when you
are' gone. I wish you were not going,
hut I know that you are-you can't
help it." Agau lie was stalrtle(d.
"Wienever you look at that moon
over In that (lark wilderness, I wish
you wouil jlease think of your little
(ousin--will yott ?" She turned eagerly
and ie was too Illoved to speak--he
oily howed his head as f'or i prayer
or a beneilction.
"Youi don't know how often our
thoughts will cross, and that will be
at great entnfort to mue. Sometimes I
11111 af'rtid. There is a wild strain on
illy Rapt tier's sile, and it is 1i) me.
l'alpla kiious it aid he is wise-so
wise-i 11111 afrai( I maty somet imes do
somnething Very foolish, an(1 It won't
he m1e 'all alt. It will lie somebody
that died long ago." She put both
her hands over both hIs and held
theta tight.
"I willt yOU to make mea promliise."
"1nythig," said the boy huskily.
"I want you1 to promise me that, no
1itter When, no ma1t1ter where you
are, if I needi you and send for you
you will coie." And Indian-like he
ltit his forehead on both her little
"Tlhanik you. T must go now." nie.
Vildered and z111 zed, the boy rose and
awkwardly put out his haniId.
"Kiss tie good-by." She put her
aIms aoliut his neck, qnd for the first
time in his life The boy's lips met i
womaln's Flor at moment she put her
fai'se against his and at. his ear was a
"Goodl-by. l+:rsk ine !" Andu she was
goite-swiftly-leaving the boy In a
dizzy worl of t'ailing stars through
wlhi a white light leapell to heights
hiis sonl.-1111 never dreZamled. -
I with the h(ead of that column of
stilwart bnckwoodsmen went' Dave
Vnanlell nn(I Erskine Dale. A hunting
party e' four Shawnees lieard their
coming through the woods. and, lying
li ke' snak es II in te ulndlergrowth1, llelredl
out and)1 saw t hem 15ass. Tihen'I they
ro'se. anld Crooked i.ighitning looked
al lI ink Wol and:111, with1 a grunt of
anigry sat isfaction. ledl tile waly home1)
ward. .in to1 5 th va illazge they bore
good his word anld, side by side wIth
lie bsig chief of the 1ong Knaives, was
leadinl1g at warl par'ty aigainst his~ tribe
aindl kinsmien. And~ Early Mor) earll
lied thle news to) her mloth~er, who liay
sic'k in a wigwam.
Thle miracl2le wvent swiftly, and K~as.
kaskini fell. Stealthily a cordon of
bunter surr1 '1oundled the little town.
The rest stole to the wvalls of the fort.
Llghtsq filkered from within, ' the
sounds11 of vIolins and1( daiing feet
(dame1 thrioughi crevice and window.
Clark's tail figure stole noiselessly into
the great hall, where the Creoles were
making merry and leaned0( slently with
folded avm11s against the doorpost, look
ing on at .thie rev'els with a grave smile.
Thue light fromn the tor'ches. flickeredl
acr'oss~ hiIs face, andl an Indian11 lyIng
(on tile floor)1 spranlg to. hIs feet with a
curdling war i-wiop. Womlen s'1ceamed(
and men 1 ruished towalrd the dloor. The
st ranlger' stood( mlotliless and1( his grim
smile wias unclhanged. ,
"D~ance (on '" lie commaanded cour
teously, "bhut rememl~ber," lie added0(
sternly, "you (dance under01 Virginia and
not Great Britiin !"
TheriCe wa'ls a great 1101se behind hIm.
M!en dashed15 into tile for't, and Rochie
bla11e and1 ,hiis oflicers wer'e p~rison~ers.
By (lay light Clark had1( thle town dis
armed. Trhe French, Clrk said next
(liy, could take the oath of allegianc~e
to thle republlic, or depar't with thleir
families in 1)eace. As for their church,
lie had nothing to (10 with anly chlurchl
safie to protect it from1l insul1t. So that
the people who had heard terrIble sto.
ies of the wild woodsmnen and who
expected to be killed or made(1 slaves,
joyfully became Americans. They
even gave Clark a volunlteer company
to march with h111m upon Cahok'a, and1
that village, too, soon became A'feri
can. Father Gibault volunteered' to
go to Vincennes. Vincennes gathered
Ia the chlurch to hear him, and then
flung the Stars and1( StrIpes to the0
winds of freedomi above the fort. Clark
.'enlt oneO capitaln thlere to tadke comn
manild. With a handful of hatty nien
who could have been controlled onl~y
by himn, the dauntless 0one had' con
lened ai land as big as any European
kingdomn. Now 1he had to govern andl
- lprotect it. - He hiad to keep loygl an)
lilen'l race and hold(1his5 011n hgainst
the British and numerous tribes of In'
did~ns, bloodthirsty, treacherous and
.deenplv embttered, aant all Am..
cans. He was hundreds of miles fror
any Americaln troops; farther stil
from the seat of government', an
could get no advice or help for pe
haps it year,
Andethose Indians poured into Cs
bloki--a horde df them from ever
tribe between the Great bakes and th
MIssisslppi--chiiefs and warriors e
every ilportance; but not* befor+
Clark had formed and drilled fou
compantes of volunteer Creoles.
"Watch him !" said Dave, and Era
kine did, marveJng at the nman'i
knowledge of the Indian. le dici no
live in the fort, but always on guard
atlways -heeningly confident, staiyet
openily'in town while the savages, sul
len and grotesque, strutted in full wiu
piv.noply through the straggling streets
inquisitive and insolent, their eye!
Iui'ning with the lust of Plunder and
murder. For (lays he sat in the midst
of the ringed warriors anid listened
On the second day Erskine saw Kah,
too in the throng and Crooked Light.
ning and lack Wolf. After dusk that
day he felt the fringe of his hunting.
shirt p lucked, and an Indian, with face
hidden in a blanket, whispered as he
passed :
"Tell the big chief," he said in
Shawneg, "to be on guard tomorrow
night." lie knew it was some kindly
tribesunan, and lie wheeled and went
to Clnak, who smiled. Already the big
chief had guards concealed in his
little house,. wlo seized the attacking
Indians, while two minutes later the
townspeople were under arms. 'T'he
aptives were put in irons, and Era
kine saw aimong theth the 'erestfallen
faces of Black Wolf and Crooked
Lightning. The Indians pleaded that
they were trying to test the friendship
of the French for Clark, but Clark,
refusing all requests for their release,
remainined silent, haughty, indifferent,
fearless, lie still refuied tb take ref.
uge in the fort, and called in a number
of ladies andl gentlemen to his house,
where they danced all night amid the
couniel-fires of the bewildered sav
ages. Next morning lie stood in the
center of their ringed warriors with
the tasseled shirts of his riflemen
uassed behind him, released the ca'*p
five chiefs and handed them the bloody
war belt of wampum..
"I scorn your hostility and treach
ery. Youm deserve denth, but you shall
leave in safety. In three days I shall
begin war on you. If you Indians do
not want your women and children
killed-stop killing ours. WV'e shall see
who can make that war belt the most
blood,'. While you have been in my
eup you have - had food and fire
water. but now that I have finished,
you must depart speedily."
The captive chief spoke and so did
old Knhtoo, with his eyes fixed sadly
but proudly on his adopted son. They
had listened to had birds and been let
astray by the British-henceforth the.
Woull be friendly wlit the Americans
But ('hirk was not satisfied.
"I (omei as a Warrior." he salt
haughtily; "I shall he a friend to th<
friendly. If you choose war' I shial
send1 so many warriors fromi the ''hir
teen Council-Fires that your lan(
shall he darkened and you shall heap
no1 sounds hul that of the birds win
live on blood." And then lie hande(
forth two belts of p0e000 and war, am
t h'y eagerly look the bell. of peace
The treaty followed next day am
"Tl ah i he,"H adi hw
T elted gChifm e foraid inrshan.
saw Black Wolf wvas one, lie whis
lperedi with Clark and Kahutoo, andi
Crooked Lightning saw the big chlel
with his 'hiandl on Er'skine's shioulder
and' heard hinm forgive the twvo andi
tell them to depart. And thus penet
was won.
Straightway 0o(1 Kahtoo pushi
through~ the -Warriors and, plucking the
b~ig chief by the sleeve, pointed to Ers.
-. "That is my so'A," lie said, "and I
want him to go fome with pie."
"He shall g6,"' said Clark quickly,
"but lie shall return, whenever it
please~s him, to. me."
And so 'Erskine went forth one
morning at dawn, and his coining initc
the.Shawunee camp was like the com
ing of a king. Early Morn greetedi
him -with glowing eyeCs, his foster.
mother bro'ught him food, lookin1
proudly upon him,~ ami, ol Kahtoc
harangued his brat'es aroundl the coun
(ell-pole, ..while the prophet and
Crooked Lightning sulked in thet:
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