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IWiiilly she silped oft the rest of lher
pa11hinty clothes and with eyes screwed
tight shut, groped for the presence,
seized it and put it on in two parts.
"Oh 1" she gasped in a rage, "that
I should have to wear that beast's silk
pajamas I" She put out the light,
hurled ierself at the cot, curled up
like a kitten, drew the sheet over her
head, cuddled into the pillow and
sobbed, "Poor Andrea I Poor Andrea
Brutal, elemental sleep had choked
the words in her throat.
There is no telling when Andrea
would hnve awaked had It not been
for Bathtub, who thundered on her
door at the scandalously late hour In
that clime of eight in the morning.
"Bath ready, Missis ! Bath ready,
Missis !" he was chanting m:1oto
nously. She arose, put on her cloak,
opened the door and rubbed her eyes
at the shock of a noonday glare.
The hoy grinned from ear to ear.
"Bath ready !" Ie exclaimnil with a
happy tinality and bearing towels and
soap led her to the newly constructed
little hut in the yard. Ile placed the
parapliherialla on i chair set close to
a collapsible canvas tub and from a
neighboring smoldering fire fetched a
big tin of water.
"Ilot water !" cried Andrea. "Wlry,
I'm Ibolling myself. Bring me cold
"Cold water no good," afilrmcd Bath
tub as lie emptied the tin.
"But I wish cold water," said An
"Cold water plenty no good for
white Missls," reta mnied Bnthtub and
withdrew, carefully closing the door
Andrea enjoyed the bath and learned
In ten minutes tie souindness of thi
tropileal rule that It lard taken sore
ol-tituer ten years to evolve: The hot
ter the day the hotter the water. Feel
Ing refreshed, aMinost cool, sie started
back to her room, biut stopped on the
veranda, lier eyes held 'by sundry tiings
on the table, ia mm's soft shirt, freshly
ironed, i roll of' khaki cloth, scissors,
a thimble and one of those pepper-pot
tins of assorted needles. She stared
at them fong and helplessly, her lower
lip trembling; then she went in, pul
on her things except her frock am]
covered its lack with her cloak. Si
did her hair last of all, by way 01
change, and just as she finished heat
Bithtub's call to breakfast.
Neither white man nor black was Ii
evidence, but even so the day passe(
swiftly, so mauny were the new feature:
of the krarl's changing scene. Sbi
chose at book at random; had lier ham
mock-chair dragged into the shade o
the dining tree and stretched out t,
her first lesson in lazy content. Grad
ually she grew drowsy with the heal
but not so sleepy that she failed t
hear from away off the far-carryin
repnort, six times repeated, of a higi
Bathturh, squatted nerar by, hooke
up with a beartiice smiile. "Master," h
It was twvo hours later w~heni thi
inicidlent waus repeated In every dhetri
save thrit tire shots crirme fr-om sti
farther away ; anid ab~out three houm
after, orie miore thre thing harppene
Bathtub rolledi his eyes rind huigg(
blimself Inn gornirindizhrng antiipatik
asB he brerathed the word, "Master !"
Aindreai wris vaguely interested uint
the sequel to those eighteen slro
ririn to rrrrive and1( then she Wi
stunnedl viirh horror. Anmid~ thne shiou
of mcen andl thne shrill uhululooinig
the women thuey began to come I
beast rifler beast, each trussed to
pole rand brnae by six, sometimes cigl
(naked anmd straining blacks.
First to rirrive .were five sable ant
lope, beautiful even In deaith, the prom
sweepl of their glorious hiornis iniverte
thick tongiues dIragglug in the du:
The bearers did n rot stop wvithnin tl
kraial, bunt paussedl through it, chat
'lig wildly as though they were e
gagedl in a perverted Bhacchnatli
pageant of blooti. WYomien and clh
dren streamied after them, rand ev
Bathtub looked longingly in thne dirt
tion they hind gone.
Sgprce~ lard the hullabalg, of tih
passing jiIinto the distance Ee
new co tingent arrived. "M'suni
M'sungo," the one word she kne
cropped out from their jabber w
the steady recurrence of a haunti
fugue. What they bore were s1r wilt
beeste, male rind femiale, buffootis
the plains, still pitifully groted~
.their horse-like talir trailing like C.
couraged funeral plumes.
"Oh, W~hilto Mian," gasped Andr
covering her eyes, "oh, M'sungo I"
.And then it crame again, four lor
~is time, but every one as big ar
giorse. Eight men strained under er
carcass of eland, largest and gent1
(of all the hundred varieties of am
lope that swarm over the length
breadth of Africa.
Andrea arose, but her knees tr
bled so that sine quickly sat down
pne of tire wicker chairs, clutching
nrms with hands gone white as tho
all the blood iun her body had hid
in shame. Then came the white a
followed by gunbearers, water-boy
trackers. His face aind his bare a
were streaked with sweat and d
fln shirt and trousers clung to hill
reat dark blots' f moTtire. Ie it.
odded to Andrea as he made straight Ca
>r his hut. pa
Suddenly her strength came back
her. She sprang up and rushed to gI
- -- -t
I Iii zz~zzat
She Sprang Up and Rushed to Cut
cut 1im off. "You are a murderer,"
she gasped as she faced him.
The man stopped in his tracks and
stare( at her. Gradually he took in
her ietning. "You think I do It for
-for fun?" he excltuimed.
"Murlderer," she repeated tensely.
The man glanced at his hut and
turned his back on it' vith a sigh.
"Come with me," he said.
"I. shall never go anywhere with
you," replied Andrea.
The man faced her quickly. "You
will come with mue or be carried. Take
Their eyes met and held in one of
those struggles that measuro not so
much the contending characters as the
strength of the opposing purposes.
The ian's purpose won out. Andrea
dropped her eyes and followed him.
Ile passed swiftly through the krnal
and along a well-known p'ath that led
to the fringe of the forest. Under an
enormous mafuta tree the butchers
were at work, four to each carcass,
skinning, cutting, hacking with prac
ticed hands. The meat was being piled
in heaps, and at each heap-was sta
tioned a black captain. Under his
direction a host of helpers were cuttIng
the flesh into initute portions.
Beyond the limits of the tree's far
flung branches squatted a black army
-men with assegais in their hands;
women and children with queer conical
baskets in their laps. Physically these
people were, without exception, a joy
. to the eye, but beyond them, grouped
together under another tree and hope.
lessly staring, was a small band that
brought sudden tears to Andrea's eyes.
4 Never beforo htad sho seen hnimnan
boines anid skin without flesh, live cyes
sturling from the skeleton emblem 01
0At last the division of the sangut
nary spoil was completed. The well
Sfed armny lined up, each and every man
Saccomnpaniied bty woman or child as
beatst for the small burdeni. Trhese mei
swere also providied with individual
-braiss checks, which they cast int<
(I the batskets at thte feet of the captair
nupon receip~t of their portion of meat
At the end, to Andrea's amnazeimetl
ithe tally waus exact except that it lef
11 the starving group~ out of the count.
isThrough it all the wite mant hai
ts stod grt'lniy by, uittering not a wvor<
Sand leavinmg her to the assIstance o:
her own intelligenice. She began ti
a~ uinderstand ; thte possessors of the~ burai
t1 chtecks haid worked for thtemt. But he
eyes llngere'd pitifully ont the star~viny1
e- She turned to the tman with a ges
1( tutro ot' plien'ding-plein~ig for larl'
d, for herself, mercy for the silent suff'e
it ing. "Whtat about these?'' site n~keu
e "They *ill receivo a ratint of mi
it let," Ito answVeredl. "Tromorrow th
a- me will crawvl to the forests, twice
mf week they will get meiat checks. In
imonth they andit their families will b
ma fat and sleek. We refuse no onte wh
C wishes to work."
He turned to lead the way back 1
'ir the kraal and, once there, promptl
a disappeared into his hut. Nalf an htot
50 later Andrea wvas nervously movii
W, about her room, wonderig whethteri
th put on her frock or not, when Blathtti
ag arrived with a message. Did site wii
1e to dirne alone or with Msungq?
0f "Tell your master," she antswere
e * "that I will dine with him with plea
During the meal, the white mi
BS, talked, giving her listlessly certaine
planatory information. "Eight montl
id ago," he said, "I struck this countr
ia It was desolation. In spito of the b
ich river, which is quito near by, the who
est district was in famine. I pass
t- through ruined kraal after ruint
nd kraal, and in some of themn dead hod,
lay about, too dried out in life cy
m- to rot. 'rhe game swarmed as it do
in only in dry seasons, and thrived."
its Andrea held both htand~s out townr
gb him as though to stop htim. "Don't
len she eried, "don't think I haven't 1
iah, derstood I"
and "Upon my word," remarked the m~
ms dryly, "you're getting sincere"
Lst. She sank back in her chat witi
,in look of renroaich. but ho did no: not
"'m telling you," he continued, "I
me to hunt and recover-" He t
Andrea could not keep her eyes from
ncing toward the airplane. It was
though she had followed his hidden
ought. He flushed slightly, changed Al
s sentence and finished. "And for
iother purpose. But almost on the In
iy 'of arrival I made n discovery in 'I
o forest. Out of it has grown an L
dustry that employs hundreds of na- 1)
ves and never refuses a new recruit. di
am working absolutely without title -
id should you return to civilization,
y ruin would be quite within your
"And that Is why I must stay," said
"No," said the man reading her face.
If I could drop you back tomorrow
iere on the beach where I found you,
would do it."
She felt a definite surge of pleasure,
ut of all proportion to the occasion.
Thank you." she whispered, and then
ushed at a sudden wonder as to the
xact nature of a feeling of gladness
ver the fact that she was not called
ipon then and there to decide whether
n her heart she wished to go or stay.
"But I can't," continued the man.
I can't leave my people or my work
or two weeks; I dare not trust you
o a native escort." He drew away
rem the table that he might cross his
cnees, took a cigar and lit it.
"You've eaten nothing," sAid Andrea.
"I'm too tired to eat just now," he
I'resently she arose. "I'm tired, too,
White Man," she lied. "May I leave
Ile gave he' an almost grateful
zlance, arose and lifted oie side of
the net for her to pass. She went to
her room to read, lt- anII hour later,
whlen She glaniceil out. surprised to
see the lights burning under the tree,
the White 11111 was still there, blznds
dropped 11pon his kies. hei fallen
forward, soun*d asleep in his clair.
Andrea clasped aind uninspied her
hands nervously. "Oh. why doesn't he
go to bed?" she said to herself. "lie
nn't get lny comfort out of timt sort
i ng." Firfally sh stole out and
found Dntlhtub. "Wake your imiaster,"
she coimlanded. "Tell him to go to
The darkey grinned up at her' sleepily
until he gralsped her recluest, then his
face took on a look of mixed fear and
mischief. "Blathitub wnke M1'suingo one
tiume plenty long ago and never forget.
Missis try it."
She looked at the lax figure, bone
tired, plunged miles deep iln slumber,
but even fron those depthis exuding
a sense of compelling latent power,
and hesitated. Getting up her cour
age she coughed twice quite loudly, but
ineffectually, and then, feeling almllost
relieved that nothing happened, stole
away on tiptoe.
(To be C(ontinueI.)
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County of Laurens~.
IN COURTr OPCO.\MION PIlAlAS.
S. Bailey & Son, Plaintiff,
idrew Fuller, Defendant.
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