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VOLUMEB XXXV LAURENS. SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1919. MBE
(Continued from Last Week.)
-CHAPTER I.-Andrea Pellor, handsome
daughter of Lord Pellor, impecunious
.'ristocrat. is doomed to marry an illit
-orato but wealthy middle-aged diamond
mino owner. She disconsolately wanders
from her hotel in South Africa and dis-1
0vere an aviator about to fly from the
each. Impulsively, of courso imagining
that the trip will be merely a pleasant
excursion, and a welcome relief from
thoughts of her impending loveless mar
riage, she begs to be taken for a flight,
although she does not know him. He
somewhat unwillihgly agrees, and they
CHAPTER iI.-When she realizes heri
unknown aviator is not going back An
drea in dea eration tries to choke him
with one .other stockings. He thwarts
her and they sail on into the very heart
of Africa. Landing in an immense craal,
Andrea finds the natives all bow in wor
ship to her mysterious companion. She
is given a slave boy, "Bathtub," and the
White Man sets about building a hut for
CHAPTER III.-Andrea is given a.
glimpse of the home which is to be hers, i
and wonders at its completeness: White
Man invites her to dinner that evening,
and in spite of the fact that ho has re
fused to take her back to civilization An
drea accepts his invitation, but he con
tinis deaf to her iA.lading that he re
store her to her friends.
CHAPTICR IV.-Andrea is awakened
from sound sleep next morning by loud
pounding on her doorway and is told to
prepare for a day's hunt with White Man.
Sho thoroughly enjoys the exciting trip
and begins to understand more of he
"host's" character and the reason for;
his apparently ruthless slaughtering of
animals. He is 'providing for the force
of blacks he employs and who look to
him for sustenance.
The seven days that followed were
much as the first ; when the white man
was not shooting for the pot he was
away overseeIng his army of laborers.
He ate but twIce a tday, at half past
-ive in the morning, and twelve hcurs
thereafter. To the latter meal And-eit
was invariably and formally invited.
At each successive invitation she
hesitated a little longer before accept
Ing, anid on the seventh night she re
fused. Any woman can easily under
stand why, bit the surprising thing
was that the man seemed to know just
what was happening to her spirit. No
stomach living caln stand pgeon four
teen days in succession, nor is there
11 Ild thlat Can Put oni tlie Snm lit denl
tlial clothes for hialf tiat toie without
feeling demeaned. She knev he Iew,
for twice during the week he had told
her bluntly to hand her lingerie to
Bathtulh at night, and she had found
It lit her door in the morning, iniracn
lously washed, dried and more or less
There v/lis notinmg In thle dawn of
the e!g'..h morning to indicate that i
waSC ulsherig ini a. (lay oft danys.,nor' did
~Amilrea moicre thamn turn her head whep
shlortly after noon two bearers stag
ger'ed into caimp wIth a steamer~l truniik
slung on a pole betweein them. Thlero
was no reason In the world why she
should Connlect that tr'unik In alny way
with herself, even whieni, an 1011 hou after
its airrivail, she behield aipproacinmg t he
maignileen t andii il unforg'ttabmlie speel
meni of black 11nan1hood she lad laist
seen Onl tile moinli~g oif her ravish
T1hie new-comeri dismisse55d the two
beiareris, 1 iak ig them1 talke the ipole
and Its lash ings ith I thiem. Thley tie
par ited afteI r one~ long, dlse'onsolatec
look, Hie thlen sea ted hlimself beside
the I tiunk and1( never moved tint il, kite
in the afternoon, the white man11 aip
peaired, whlen lie a rose, saluted and
then Iiade at soulemii gestureo toward
thie 101a( other1s had ciirried.
Th'le whitIe manl i's eyes lighlted up;
he seemedi mioire eerf'ul han lie had
been ini dIayt.
lHe spoke to the black li1 dInlect,
whlereuponi he gra sp ed a single handle
of t he trunk, and with oneC smooth
moeeneit palssedl it over' his shoulder
right side uIp to thle cown oif hIs head.
Hie then marched with it into Andrea's
She sprang up. "Why 1" she ex
('lied anid t hen added, her heart
thalt's nmet ofi teine, (1o you? Itecausec
She watc'hed to see his face fall, but
it dlidnf't. F'romi his pocket he took a
bunch of keys, iilekcly all iped one
frolin thle rinig and1( handeild it to her.
"Please open the trunk. It's certainly
yon a i a! that It contlineI'." lHe
turned from her and added., "Bv the
way, L'm d ining in k'hakl ton~1ght,"
As Andrea walked slowly to her
room, clutching the key tightly, she
confessed to herself that she was being
eaten alive by curiosity. "If only,"
she breathed, "there should happen to
be one whole pair of stockings!"
Half an hour later, when every last
thing the trunk had contained was
piled upon her cot, she went to the
door and closed it softly; then re
turned to drop on her knees, throw
her arms wido across the accumula
tion, bury her hot face against one
article after another and kiss each
in turn I
There is every reason to enumerate
that pile of dry goods if only to put
on record for the benefit of the sport
ing world in general a list that it took
many years to compile; two to decide
what was necessary ; eight to deter
mine what of that wasn't. To begin at
the bottom, there were two pairs of
stout, brown, high, laced walking
boots; then, in rapid succession, six
pairs of lisle thread stockings to
match ; one pair of boys' pig-skin put
tees; six dainty but sensible one-piece
undies of softest and whitest woven
cotton; three pairs of khaki breeches
(youth's size) ; three khaki skirts, knee
length, buttoned with real buttops and
buttonholes all the way up the front
and all the way up the back; four suits
of pajaimas, white nadras, with sllk
frogs and knobs; six khaki shirts (two
breast pockets each) ; one belt; three
brown ties; one khaki-colored woolen
sweater; one mackintosh, with hood;
two khaki Jackets (enormous pockets) ;
two black hali- ribbons andi one ntit
There were also a few assorted pack
ages, one or two of which even this
frank chronicle reftses to open, but no
harm can attach to the mention of a
well-stocked housewife, an equally com
plete tollet case, a bathrobe, a pair
of bedroom slippers, and a long, flat
cardboard box that had been at the
bottom of the trunk, and which An
drea had its yet refrained from explor
Ing. On it was written in a strangely
masculine hand: "The Return of the
She opened it now and dlisclosed one
of those adorabnthle filty hybrid frocks,
it doulble rottss between a fttrnpon, eve
ning and eif-land wear; one set of
crepe de chine lovelles; two pairs of
silk stockings, one pair of satin slip
pers. "And he said he's going to wear
khaki tonight," she moaned.
Is it necessary to state that she pres
ently got up off her knees and begin
alng at the head of thie bed, started
to try on every last thing? She did,
andi she was only. half through when
iiathtub knocked on the door and an
noutncedi, "ScotT readiy.'" No lnvitatioa
this time-an ordler.
"Oh, dlear !", she sighed andl rushed
f'or the utter-ly inadequate mtirror-.
Flyve minutes later her door opened
andl she stepped out, slowly, like some
shy thing of the forest. Flushed of
cheek, birillintt of eye, she wailked to
war-d the man. Oh, big biack how I
Oh, hair- starting one way and going
another, leaping a squariedI shoulder to
come to rest andl rise and fall against
thet rounded face of a firmi young
1b1east I Oh, vision I Oh, youth I Oh,
tiny andi hour of the gay heart I The
marn looked andI saw that her knees
wereC round1(, her legs atria ight. "T(hanuk
God," he murmured.
H-e was dressed as she was, tit for
tat, except for the big bilack bow anfd
t ho very short skiirt ; and, iike her, his
hands wetre thrust, boy fashion, in the
side potckets of his open khaki Jacket.
As she caii ne close thiri eyes met and
smiled. "I dlidn't put on the leggings,"
shte saidi shyly. It was its though ini
changing back to ways and clothes
like those of childhoodl she hatd sud
denly rid herself of the har-dening
"You were righit," said thie man,
"They're for the brush and when maos
qitloes aire had.''
JIler face lit with pleasuriie. ''You'll
let me go into thle brush? 2''
"Never alone,'' he answeretd qickly.
"Bu tyu ay go with me1 whenever
"and wheevu you like,'"
"Ati d anhyre stil call youi Ju t W idto
(Tio ho Continued.)
NOTICE OF LOST STOCK.
tate of South Carolhija,
County of Laureins. We can furnish you with a first-class Wood Saw Frame
Notice is hereby given that CertIfi- R THE RED BALt
!ate No. 105 for one (1) share of the 'ill
sccond Preferred Stock of Watts Mills, one sending us this kdv. with cheek for $ 1-.00, we w
Matts Mills, S. C., of the par value of
1.00.00, issued on the 13th day of Fiearm Ammunition iwcpav freight on same and deh to vur freight of
darch, 1916, to Harriet J. "Maeyr, has'| al avc large stock o Bole T es, pipe,
)cen lost or destroyed, and cannot be 'W , nu.
ound, and that the undersigned will .E'umps, Cylinders nd Wei(Polnts.
pply to the said Watts Mill Company,
kt its place of business, at Laurens, S.
on the 20th day of Nov., 1919, at 10 C SUPPLY CO P N
)'clock A. M., for a new certificate to
)e issued in lieu of said lost certificate. 823 WEST GERVAIS sTREE7; COLUMIA, S. C.
of sid lst ~~I~~z~L. 15-tf
MRD. HARRIET J. MAYI.2R.
)ct, 15, 1919. 15-6t-A
The F. D. Clark Farm, containing 169 Acres, in
Laurens county, 6 miles West of Woodruff, S. C.,
and 6 miles East of Gray Court, one-half mile of
Tua Dc. 4th
AT 11:00 O'CLOCK A. M.
This valuable farm has been sub-divided into small farms, each
having a good road frontage. It lies well, and is close to good School
Mr. Clark has purchased a farm in Virginia and is going to move
there, and has decided to sell this one.
We will also sell all of the Farm Machinery, Live Stock, Feed, etc.,
consisting of one Fordson Tractor and Plows, one Wagon, one Mule,
one Horse, Buggy and Harness. Also lot of Fodder, Hay and 500
bushels of Corn.
On the Real Estate are: One-third Cash, Balance in One and Two
Years at 6 per cent.
BUY A FARM, MAKE THE FIRST PAYMENT AND THE FARM WILL
PAY THE BALANCE. CASH PRIZES
Piedmont Land AuctioCmpn
14642 Magnolia St. L. B. METCALF, Manager. Spartanburg. S. C.