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By H. M. EGBERT
(Copyright. 1916. by W. G. Chapman.)
The (lay when Leila and Tommy
came Into the life of Jim Peters was
his reddest of red letter days. He al
ways saw the scene just as lie had
seen it then. The early snows had be
gun to whiten the hills, and Peters had
driven his stock down into the lower
country for the winter pastui'es.
lie was sitting in his hut, thinking
over things. At thirty, he felt vaguely
that he ought to be doing better for
himself. Not that he wanted to leave
the cattle country for the city. But
life in a two-room shack. where he
cooked his own meals and made his
own bed, was becoming unbearable.
Most of the settlers of his age were
already married. The settlement was
beginning to prosper. Neat little flow
er beds appeared round the houses and
the young wives were very gaily
dressed upon occaaiionn. A church had
been built; altogether it was a place
for a young man with two thousand.
dollars in the bank to rejoice in.
But Jim had always lived a lonely
life; he did not know how to change
it. Too bashful to make advances to
any of the town girls whom he saw
on his rare visits, and with a vague
feeling that he wanted a wife of a spe
cial, hardly defined type, something
above the common run, he was brood
ing in his chair when there came a tap
at the door.
It was a timild tap, such as he had
never heard. The men who tapped at
Jim's door hammered with hairy fists
until he opened to them. Jin opened
now, and was amazed to see a woman
and a boy outside.
Both were thinly clad and shivering
from the cold. Nevertheless the wom
Watched the Car Shoot Down the Hill.
an did not attemptit to enter, but only
asked where lodging could be ob
She had come in on the evening
train, she said. She offered no0 fur-ther
explanation, bunt it was evidlent that
:she was gently bred. The look (of
weariness in her eyes haunted Jim for
ie took her (Iowa the hill to a womn
an of the valh'y. Thle hlospitality of
the WVest pirevalledl over susilon. The
straange'r andI her son were given shel
Next (lay L(*lla Drayton, as she
called herself, went to work-l for one0
of the richer xtel(liers. Butt sooni she
wats asked to fill a1 pressinag nieed. Th'le
children wvere growling upi and1(, in spi1te
of its adivantages, there was no school
in thei valley. Sihe bleenme the school
Si ecenlatiion wvas rife about her. Sihe
nover- miixedi with the valley peole,
nlever talked about her past. Andiu t he
WVest aiccepts wVomenC as5 well as5 mien
for what they are, and asks no ques
Thle (lays grew into weeks, inito
months. Jim lP eters oft en found ocea:
elon to 50addl his horse andI ride dlown
Into the valley, lie andI the boy be
came fast friends, But Leila w~as ats
iltdlferenit to himit as to the other men.
Perhaips Jim w~ouzl never have
found the opportu'iity he craved, of
becoming her friend, but for an acci
dent. The boy wn.s straying on the
railroad embanknment in search of
blrdls' eggs. Ils mother w~as w~ith him,
but seatedi a little distance behind theo
rise, Jim, watching them lnmpatiently
from the other side0, knew that the af
ternioont train wats due1. .
Becoming unea'isy, lie hutrried across
the valley, lie was just oin the 01ppo-1
site ridlge when he heard the train in
the distance. The sound, which burst
foathi suddenly as the traini caine out
of the tunneli, startled the boy, perchied
on a ledge, lie lost his fooling and1(
fell twenty feet, to lie uncoseous
across the metals. At the same~ time
the mother rose, (discovered him an sadI
Jlimu piun gedl down the steep enmank
maent, selized thle boy3, saithed himi
from the metams iand COweredb with hhniit
nailust thle cliff, while the tan w ~ent
sweeping by, so nlear that the dIraft
ramost h)iew .him from whore lie had
planted 'iams(elf. Afterwar-d the boy
u'p''ned ils eyes,
The distracted mother kneeled bo
fore Jim with her hands clasped. "How
can I thank you?" she cried. "He is
everything I have, he is everything In
the world to me."
"Be my friend," said Jim holding
out his hand.
That was Jim's chance. Friendship
ripened. One day he asked her to be
come his wife. Then the strange look
of fear that' he knew so well came
into her eyes.
"No, you must not ask me that,"
she said. "I shall never marry again."
And, seeing Jim's distress, she added:
"I will tell you the truth. I am a
runaway wife. I cannot speak ill of
my husband now. I could have borne
with his infidelities, with his abuse,
but-I did not want my boy to grow
up to be like him."
It was weeks afterward that she
told him all. Her husband was a
wealthy mani in Omaha. When she
found that she could endure life with
him no longer she had run away,
penniless, save for her railroad ticket.
lie had one redeeming quality: he
loved his son. On this account she
knew that he would leave no stone
unturned to find them.
Jim went away. sorrowing. He
knew now that she could never be
his. For she shrank instinctively, he
felt without asking, from the pub
licity of divorce. Besides, to seek
divorce would be to put her husband
on her trail. She wanted to let the
years roll between them, creating an
ever widening barrier, until she felt I
that the past could never stretch out
its grisly hand upon her.
So the months changed into years.
It was nearly three years since Lella's
coming when something happened
which Jim had always known to be
It was morning, and he was on the
high pastures with his cattle when
he saw her running toward him, with
the boy, scrambling up the steep hill
side. She reached him; her face was
white with fear.
"He has found me 1" she gasped.
"0, save me I Help me I"
Up the road came the toot of an
auto horn. Jim saw the car climb
the grade like a heavy locomotive.
The car stopped. A man leaped
out, a man in the prime of life, ab
surdly strong, absurdly healthy, with
the bluster, and yet the sense of pow
er, that sometimes accompanies the
He leaped to the ground and ad
vanced upon the woman, smiling. Jim
barred his path.
"My wife," he said.
"I know," answered Jim.
"See here, young man. You don't
perhaps understand. I am here to
claim *my own, my legal own, my
wife and child. She has nothing to
fear from me. I have never laid my
hands upon her. Stand out of my
"You may have a legal right," said
Jim, "but you ain't going to take her."
The man laughed, whipped off his
coat, and displayed a pair of muscular
arms. "Her lover?" he sneered.
"God witness, there has never been
love between us," answered Jim.
The woman sprang between them.
"Jim, he is right," she said. "Now
he has found me, I must go with him."
Jim, amazed at the change of atti
tude, stood absolutely mute. The man
"Good for you," he said. "Leila,
the past is past. You'll never hear
of it from me. It's only for the boy's
sake I want you hack. And I guess
--youi'll he happier than you were."
Mechanically the girl enIteredl the
auto. They lifted the hoy inside. The
horn tootedl. They were gone. And
.Jimi stared foolishly after them.
Ilow strong tihe honds between huts
hand andi wife ! She was gone out of
his life, le had never dreamiedl of
such a thing. But why had~ she gone
with him, when he was ready to light
Jiim (did not undlerstand women,
their changes, their se'nse of duty
((iinzg ini so odd(ly at cr1 tlca Ilimo
mlent s. Like a muan in a dlreami lie
wat(che(il the car shioot do(win the hill.
It was going very' fast. The brake
was unhnmaged b'y thle rough roadu, in
faict, but .Jiim did not know that. All
he0 thouighit was lihat it was going very
fast towaird the (litting. And~ sud~
denly thei(re Caine the roiar of the t raila
leavhing thle tunel.
Thle auto shot forward. It was now
evidently beyond control. Jiim began
But lie was miuchi too far away to
be of aiiy help. As lie ran he sawv
the dlreadlful picture: the train raic
lng alonig the narrow cutting, the auto
caughit and. overturned ; the dlespe(rate
efforts of the occupants to free themi
Then lie saw the man stagger to
his feet, lift the boy in his arms and
toss him to the farther bunk. The
train was almost upon him, a hissing
snorting muonster with flaiiing breath.
But hie caught up the woman in his
arms an'd flung her clear of the
metals; and the next instant the train
was upon01 lim, bearing himn down,
grinding out his life beneath its
wheels, tearing the (decapitated body
along the way and p~assinig onward.
Jim wvas sick with horror when lie
reachied the scene, to find that the
Woman andl the boy still lived, I~e
kneeled before Leila, trying to shieldi
her from the knowledge of what hiad
happenedl. Then, picking her lip, lie
carriedl her to the top of the emibanik
ment. And the look on her face told
him that she knew.
So mixed was life, so mixed the
qualities for good andl evIl in all.
Tfhis man she hiated had given his life
for her. Some gate in Jim's brain
went down at that moment, and he
knew the~t life must bo faced very
soberly thenceforward-even with
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