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SYNOPSIS.ove to herself wors like these: "
SYOSI.must not be frightened, lie doesn't
!realize the danger, but I do! I miut
CHAPTER 1-John Valiant, a rich so- e quito collected. It is a mile to tho
ciety favorite, suddenly discovers that the
Valiant corporation, which his father loi'tOi"s. I Might run to the hotiso
founded and which was the principal and aend Lnc' Jefferson. btt it would
source of his wealth, has failed. tak to :oag. Resides, the doctor
CHAPTER II-Ho voluntarily turns
over his private fortune to the receiver
for the corporation. To do anything but me."
CHAPTER III-His entiro remaining She crouched beside him. putting
possessions consist of an old motor car, he
a white bull dog and Damory court, a
neglected estate in Virginia. wrenching it over with ail her
CHAPTER TV-He learns that this es- strength. "Tighter, tighter." she said.
tate came into the family by royal grant It must he tighter." lit, to her dis
and has been in the possession of the may, at the last turn the improvised
Valiants ever since.
CHAPTER V-On the way to Danory flew a d , a
court he meets Shirley Dandridge, an au- oz t away,
hurn-haired beauty, and decides that he Her heart leaped chokingly, (bet
is going to like Virginia immensely.
CIIAPIDrn VI-An old negro tells Shir
loy's fortune anl predicts great trouble Ie IcamIei back on one arm. trying
for her on account of a man, to laugh. ht she wotedl that his breath
CHAPTER VII-Tnelo Jefferson, an oli ca e shortly as if he had been on
negro, takes Valiant to Ianory court. ning. "Absurd! ''dn e said, frowning.
CHAPTER VIIr-Shirle's mother. Mrs. luot suclt--a fool ithing-can Iurt!
Dandridge, and 'Major lBristow exchange Suddenly she thre herself on thoe
reminisaeses during which it is revealed
that the major. Valiants father, and tak t ngsped the fet with both
man named Sassoon. were rivals for the hands. lIm could see her face twitch
and of Mrs. Dandridgd in aey youth ne
assoon and Valiant fought a duel on heran
account in which the f'ormer was killed. with sein deiterid willse.
CHAPTER TX-Valiant finds Damory "What are you going to (10?"
court overgrowvn with wcee tnd creep- n"This," shTg sat, and ho felt her
ela and the huyldings In a very much
neglected condlition, Uncle Jefferson and shrinlkiing lips, war'm and tr'eulous,
his wife, Aunt Daphne, are engaged as pressed hard against Ies insted
servantl e dren f ay
CH-APTER X-Valiant explores his an- I denial wi-o!Ntthsavage
cestral home, Hie Is surprised by a foxdeil "N-o Ntth! Yo
hunting party which invades his estate. shlan't! 'My lord-you shan't!" lHe
lie rcgizes Shirley at the head of theo he
pHartyg.It XI-lo gives sanctuary to (Je lrate gransp, lifting himself, rish
the cornered fox. Gossips isauss the ad- I tog her from him; but she fought with
vent of i-e U owner and recall the him, clinging g broken
iragedy in which the elder Valiant took D court.
CHAPTER XII-Valilant decides to re- You must! It's the only way. It
habilitato Damory court and make the Was-a moccasin, and it's deadly.
land produce a living for him. Every minute counts!"
CH-APTE hR erTingle meets Shirley, th Vlin "I won't. No, stop! How (10 you
has beencgatilring wes evali
estate, and reveals his identity to tier. kow? It's not going to-here, listen!
CHAPTER XIV. 'Take your hands awvay. Listen!-Lis
ten! I can go to tie house and send
On the Edge of the World. Uncle Jefferson for tho doctor and he
There was a iause ot to be reck- -No! stop, I say! Oh-I'm sorry if I
oned by minites but suffocatingly hurt you. ow strong you are!"
long. She had grown as pale as he. 'Let me!"
"That was ungene'ous of you," he 'No! Your lips are not for that
said then with icy slowness. "Though good God, that damnable thing! You
no doubt y h-found it entertaining, yourself might be-"
It must have still further amoused you 'Let me! Oh, how cruel you are!
to be taken for an architect?" It as my fault. But for me it would
"I am flattered," he replied, with a never have-"
trace of bitterness, "to have suggeste. 'No! I would rather-"
oven for a moment, so worthy a call- 'Let me! Ohl, if you died!"
iug." With all the force of rozr strong
At his answer she giet out her hand young body s1 wrenched away his
with sudden gesture, as if blunty protestant hands. A thirst and a sick
thrutin themater rom er on-ish feeling w~ere upon him, a curious
thrnt in the matt from lon- irresponsile giddiness, and her hair
trnesag d n t b l which that struggle had brought in
re-shadowed lumlyth awim tumsbled masses a bout her shoulder,
lip, wanting to say he knew not what, " over t. als fot hde said. roning
but wretchedly tongue-tied, noting a feng. she rews ha erngelf oet
that the great white moth was still s er a r e a
waviwg its creamy wings on the dead ness il tis limbs.
stump nd wondering if she would i Moments of half-consciousnss, or
take the cape jessamnines. lie felt an !consciousness umbled with strange
ebarrassed relief when, passipg the sd hainings, followed. At ties l e felt
roots where they lay, she stooped to tile p~ressure upon the wounded foot,
raisH them, was sensible of the suction of ti e
The al atOnc th bled eem denoung "ot--rno Notsthatl o
to l~rl~kfro hi l~art Wih ~ dragge h oisnmbin foot fro ndr
hoare cr he eape towrdehr, r ate tosp itie himsef cosius
ofna he romspm;rbt face haoedh with
herbac, felng s le dd o, shrp Ims A tcligh patnghtrokenself
fiery tin. nhsise. h netec:
ComenTERt XIei-ledntdeethoa re cubn-tn ttei od
andnherra gurest allvgolden-heade
viciously sampeing hiwes heelh agaiandti
eatate, adrvealg idnt ity soto erha wr.igboena iet gi
Onple the Edgow withee Wolaedn. iewihylo eve idn n
he ha fln haue from him be t r snsfck-enetadoftoulu
ong. vioene hat grow ad falen sie- aldt i n nustv ad
wsde. Nwithe isedwnerselkel "Tou hatpukda iadtnvie
lIn ust fhavei'ligtert hansdsyo
clasped cloe or beasthrembiggrwnt?'ataaia'~ ll~ al
exeively fwathe, lahin anlid, feeing a n wy a atslne
teen eat-for bmenow likth a caln- Inycod weegtrig vr
.At e hin aswaer. tte pu ffuthe ofand
dhustingo the proteting roil h ere asncon-ielSlilycaefo
reand ring bu enst fackadse oyCut along the nro od
treseshaonehad pagah. rsole lahudrtehmlcs n h a
"He orloe- glmrly, -gnawing! anhildwihsgigsoss h
sheaihegr whi tegy moth wtllavestlel yrsl octhaqikbet
baittng its0! ofreaamy.Asishgsponchehthetree
tkh cae jesa ie, panting, an ot hr h aejsatnsly
emapingser rlieften, herin tohe h a ofrehrfe o'adb
ro t he they ly, lips tste to
eTher odly. "atnc he gaodsed ii tmngdt rgtebnht
btohink Ito his. hearhet.rin hrWyeiwtha hae
ho,"r ho sai, apedin ntwr heromtetapeptha y h
"Look! Thererst 'oughanle-tatgged e pth lwrs n tedn
he didk feelin somehndg d so, tat istrp pth
moen"stieo lhisisep. Thcetanlyexttepd~l)te or!a
mIt'ntueer. clncy foot h, goe fas eghi h et fatudrsom
viisle. stamphindgahisn almotwithotnwarn
agaen, drevmnantof colo eft her ia obekwt tepsint n
face.Site root-iknew aomegron thldtestoflcrisors heou,
whoppd hel bofwn wnter-mocas in
hue-serant Itun herbrom waing winther en h oi~ e aesuh
hadh vaiolten that ihe ono ofathen othe-e acei ahree
cilde. No sh rase hesefkne -aie eladsewloe
inSi he aspe irm. "Sght, bowhn."tefecdbleosh ~di h
clshe comned "oher best, thisblong pboigwol fhi ara h
excesivel drenchngoaetessgofthe i-ealinh
ther pale earghtoo caught im. a can- ofi e mn nerthns
obeyed raggted pofften gon sheanirunasadfapneh brbt
barreathe aboutlher spt. face firm sher huhswlul ~p
presse blueiand puantuhes shou hrldrligagieadagirt h
trehes into hivocetteoin.eet fth attohor.Sep
''edthat horbe -- norrife. As thg!" n'.efe-o'see olig
nhet st hispngly. knote would hadv nre iuosalrhswnoii
arm lashingwisrindignantautinin and
grk ierhi andicky iftoed ther toe her t o il oco'
feet.t a~ stiaggtrodslghthelyoap and Attemetlpctrdhecoe
ts~ and tslhea liaur cisuwt toe-.wt yseia agtete rne
whetshe kely be,"side himped, lissdeltgis h opn ak
"o,"n hsid03, sayting no." in
from his first examination of The tiny
punctures to send a swift penetrpnt
glance at her, before he bent his great
body to carry the unconscious man to
the house. Again a fit of shuddering
swept over her. Then, all at once,
tears came, strangling sobs that bent
and swayed her. It was the discharge
of the Leyden jar, the loosing of the
tenso bow-string and it brought re
lief. After a time she grew quieter.
He would get well! The thought
that perhaps she had saved his life
gave her a thrill that ran over her
whole body. And until yesterday she
had never seen him! She kneeled in
the blurred half-light, pushing her wet
hair back from her forehead and smil
ing up in the rain that still fell fast.
In a few moments she ru-se and went on.
At the gate of the Rosewood lane
stood a mail-box on a cedar post and
she paused to fish out a draggled Rich
Mond newspaper. As she thrust it un
der her arm her eye caught a word of
a head-line. With a flush she tore it
from its soggy wrapper, the wetted
fiber parting in her eager fingers, and
resting her foot on the lower rail of
the gate, spread it open on her knee.
She stood stock-still until she had
read the whole. It was the story of
John Valiant's sacrifice of his private
fortune to save the ruin of the in
Its effect uon her was a shock. She
felt her throat swell as she read; then
she was chilled by the memory of
what she had said to him: "What
has he ever done except play polo and
furnish spicy paragraphs for the so
"What a beast I was!" she said, ad
dressing the wet hedge. "Ile had just
done that splendid thing. It was be.
cause of that that he was little better
'an a beggar, and I said those hor
tible things!" Again she bent her
eyes, rereading the sentences: "Took
his detractors by surprise * * *
had just sustained a grilling at the
hands of the state's examiner which
mlight well have dried at their fount
the springs of sympathy."
She crushed up the paper in her
hand and rested her forehead on t'ho
wet rail. Idiotically rich-a vandal
a useless, purse-proud flaneur. She
had called him all that! She could
still see the paleness of his look as
she had said it.
Shirley, overexcited as she still was,
felt the sobs returning. These, how
ever, did not last long and in a mo
mont she found herself smiling again.
Though she had hurt him, she had
saved him, too! When she whispered
this over to herself it still thrilled and
startled her. She folded the paper
and hastened on under the cherry
Emmaline, the negro maid was wait
ing anxiously on the porch. She was
thin to spareness, with a face as
brown as a tobacco leaf, restless black
eyes and wool neatly pinned and set
off by an amber comb.
"Honey," called Emmaline, "I'se
been fearin' fo' yo' wid all that light
nin' r'arin' eroun'. Yo' got th' jess'
mine? Give 'em to Em'line. She'll fix
'em all nice, jes' how Mis' Judith like."
"All right, Emmaline," replied Shir
ley. "And I'll go and dress. Has
mother missed me?"
"No'm. Sl.x ain' let' huh room this
whole blessed day. Now yo' barth's
all ready-all 'cep'n th' hot watah,
en I sea' Ranston with that th' fus'
thing. Yo' hurry en peel them -wet
close off yo'se'f, or yo' have one o'
them digested chills."
Her young mistress flown andI the
hot water despatehed, the negro wom
an spread a cloth on the floor and
began to cut and dress the long stalks
of the flowers. This done she fetched
bowls andl vases, and set the pearly
white clumps here and there--on the
dining-room sideboard, the hall man
tel and the desk of the living-room
till the delicate fragrance filled the
house, quite vanquishing the rose
scent from the arbors.
As the trim colored woman moved
lightly about in the growing dusk,
with the low click of glass and muf
fled clash of silver, the light tat-tat of
a cane soundled, and she ran to the
hall, where Mrs. Dandridge was do
scendling the stairway, one slim white
hand holding the banister, under the
edge of a white silk shawl which
drooped its heavy fringes to her daint
ily-shod feet. On the lower step she
halted, lookIng smilingly about at the
"Don' they smell up th' whole
house?" said Emmaline. "I know'd
y'o be pleas', Mis' Judith. Now put
ye' han' on mah shouldah en I'll take
ye' to ye' big cha'h."
They crossed the hall, the dlusk~y
form bending to the fragile pressure of
the fingers. "Now heah's ye' cha'h.
Rlanston ho made up a little fiah jes'
to take th' (lamp out, en th' big lamp's
lit, en Miss Shirley'll be downm right
A moment later, in fact, Shirley do
5aented the stair, in a filmy gowvn of
Indla-muslln, with a narrow belting ot
But More Than Once Shirley Saw Her
Hands Claan Themselves Tonethe..
gold, against whose flowing sleev4s
her bare arms showed with a flushed
pinkness the hue of the pale coral
,beads about- her neck. The damp
newspaper was in her hand.
At her step her mother turned her
head: she was listening intently to
voices that came from the garden-a
child's shrill treble opposing Ran
ston's stentorian grumble.
"Listen, Shirley. What's that Rio,
key is telling Ranston?"
"Don' yo' come heah wid yo' no.
count play-actin'. Cyan' fool Ranston
wid no sich snek-story, neidah. Ain'
no moc'sin at Dam'ry Co'ot, en neb
"There was, too!" insisted Rickey.
"One bit him and Miss Shirley found
him and sent Uncle Jefferson for Doc
tor Southall and it saved his life! So
therel Doctor Southall told Mrs. Ma
son. A nd he isn't a man who's just
come to fix it up, either; he's the
really truly man that owns it!"
"Who on earth is that child talking
Shirley pit her arm around her
mother and kissed her. ier heart
was beating quickly. "The owner has
come to Diamiory Court. He-"
The small book Mrs. Dandridge held
fell to the floor. "The owner! What
"Mr. Valiant - Mr. John Valiant.
The :on of the ian who abandoned
it so long o." As she picked up the
fallen solumue and put it into her
mother's hands, Shirley was startled
by the whiteness of her face.
"Dearest!" she cried. "You are ill.
You shouldn't have come down."
"No. It's nothing. I've been shut
up all day. Go and open the other
Shirley threw it wide. "Can I get
your salts?" she asked anxiously.
Iler mother shook her head. "No,"
she said, almost sharply. "There's
nothing whatever the matter with me.
Only my nerves aren't what they used
to be, I suppose-and snakes always
did get on them. Now, give me the
gist of it first. I can wait for the rest.
There's a tenant a, pamory Court.
And his name's Jbe--Valiant. And
he was bitten by a moccasin. When?"
Mrs. Dandridge's voice shook. "Will
he-will he recover?"
"Beyond any question?"
"The doctor says so."
"And you found him, Shirley
"I was there wten it happened."
She had crouched down on the rug in
her favorite posture, her coppery hair
against her mother's knee, catching
strange reddish over-tones like molten
metal, from the shaded lamp. Mrs.
Dandridge fingered her cane nervous
ly. Then she dropped her hand on the
"Now," she said, "tell me all abgt'
(Continued Next Week.)
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Mt. Olive, April 20.-Quite a ntumbiei'
*f 0our school children andiu patrons at
tended the schlool fair' at Lauren~is Frl
(lay. All r'eturined gremt ly pleaised
with tile exercises and inapl red to do
still more in the future fo r thle ed uen
tional, aidvancieent of our couintr'y.
School closed here Th'lurisda.
Mi'. and Mi's. M. W. I1111 viitol rela
ive's in the l-'komn sect i'.n, recently.
M .. W. E'. Washiington i'eturne:l to
ir.i iury, N. C. S'nd iily'. afI' ci spin. l
lng yecver'al days at haimet.
Mi . anld Mi's. A. P T'homeo of l:ikc;n,
5,et Sunday at Mr'. W. ' . Coopr;-'s.
Miss Th'ieima WVells ii visitieg.iiher
grand father, Mi'. .fiio. Walta ofi Coro
Mr. and Mr's. J1. WV. Wa'shiegtonu, of
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Mi's. M~inerva H1111 is visiting hier son
Mr. A. 1'. U1111, at Cold Point.
Mi'. )et Smith and family caine ovei'
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Mi'. Albei't South speint Sundaly wvith
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