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VOLUME XXXV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1919. MBER 21
i on ti ned from Last Week.)
CHAPTER V.-Andrea, worrying ovet
her deplorable lack of change of clothing
is surprised and delighted when a trunk,
loaded with everything in the way o1
clothing dear to the feminine heart, is
dropped at her doorway by stalwart na
tives and she is told by White Man tha
they are hers. White Man b a skillful
shot saves her from the a tack of a
sable bull and she is fast becoming rec.
onciled to her fate after eight days Jr
"Don't tease me," .Id the mian
lightly an(d then his face fell. "Don't
make me feel old."
"Old !" cried Aildren. "Who could be
old tonight? Why, White Mall, we're
Ile laugheel in his sudden rollef. "So
we are. So we shall be."
"E'xcuse mae," said Andrea solenmily.
"Did I hear you laugh?"
At that he laughed again, not up
rourlously, but as though his slow
smile lad becomo vocal for the occa
I Didn't Put On the Leggings," She
clan. Andrea noddedl in a phleased way
as if shie were conigra tulatfinrg herllsel f
Oen guessing aright ; it was a laugh.
When the lltueuirs arid thle coffee ('nm2e1
sihe stairted chasinmg a lilet of bireadt
troundit an emptly jlate with tat tra ighat,
small finder. "'You fi x one,'' she said,
"and1( we'll have a race."
Tfhe man11 watc'hed( her indullgetlty,
but absen'1t-llinldedly. Presenitly lhe
filled1 two' glaisses. "'My dlear Andreat'2
l'cllor," lhe sa2idi gravely, "'let u1s drink
to all the hearts in thie world tonight
Slhb st(ood uap to 111'e toast, and1( afier
it t hey sat In a long silence. It was
Anldr'ea ithat biroke' it. "'You know,
Whbite hmii, I'm a woman.'"
"Of )'courIs'e youl ar."' lhe sid quickly,
a war1y look comning into his ''ee.
"Yes," sid Anidrea. "So of course,
too, I'm cur'lious."
IHe gave the dleep sigh of relief of
one Who findsk that 'lhe, ice is (quite
thi k, aifter all. 'Spee l'y, please."'
"WVell," said( Andreat~l. "It's that
trik. I've ullZ'.ed and puzzled, but
I can't make out quite how that trunik
"And no 'wondler," said( M'sungo.
"It's sha22ple enough, how~ever, io the
male maiid. Let me lhlp you. Whien
I ciae out eight mioniths 'ago my sister
whas wiithl mit--just about your' size,
mieanit for her and had been1 sent ahead
with mHy kit. She never needed it."
ie paus1ed and added, "I lost hier at
"Ohi !" cried Anidrea, too-readly tears
springing to her eyqa. .7
"Yes," lie continued calmly. "It was
pretty bad. She mairried a cub of a
naval officer cad Is traipsing around
the world on thie chanuce of hitting the
right Dort andl~ lunching with him once."
a OR OF
A2imlren's haid went to her breaSt
iVld siayed there as though to imnjprisonl
her fluttering heart. "Wiit Man,'
she said, "please don't do that to ie
again-ever. You see, I've always been
silly about things that get hurt."
"Forgive me," he said. "I was
"Carewss, perhaps; thoughtless,
never," said Andrea, smiling once more.
"Well," she went on, clasping her
hands and throwing her head back,
"I'm for your sister. The woman that
could make up that trunk is a genius."
"She would be," remarked the man
Andrea paused in her thoughts; then
caeni wide awake and looked at him
"White Man, didn't a woman make
up that trunk?"
'No, there ire few women lving
that couhl. Think it out. That trunk
wIs Ill honie, mliuSele and sinew-with
anll after-dinlier Cigarette at the hot
tom1. Why, the last iltie I sa1w M:!Nsle
she had two sma Illoving viains and at
wicker house she thought she wais
going to bring with her. I'd fixed It
with i quartermaster to drop the lot
overboard In the night and at the last
inomnt. She never even heard of t his
During his long speech the color had
been rising in Andrea's cheeks. "I
(lon't think I like you a1s itich as I
did," sh said slowly. "Somehow you
were getting too good to be true. You
bought. and packed all those things
Ile met her gaze steadily. "Don't,"
he whispered, "don't let's he old."
"All right," said Andrea vith 2a quick
shrug of one shoulder. "But you've
known lots of women, haven't you't"
"You exaggeriate," Ie answered, si5l
ing. "I've met lots of women."
"Pshaw 1" said Andrea. "That's an
other old crock of a shibboleth. Sonic
Illen t lots about woien-a Jolly
sgight too much."
"That's different from knowing wom.
en," (aid M'sungo quietly. "It's no
shibholeth, that old bel(ef. Woman,
to 111111, is A1n eternal voyage of dis
Covery-31 hu12)ad of valleys and plaks,
of lights and shadows, of storm and
acin1g p)Oee. ColtinlentS Had OCe11s
are lost in her uitraveledl heart, and
when she throws wd(e her arms, the
waly is open to Illavenl and Hell1."
"I'm going to bed," murimured An
drea, and stole aiway.
It was just as well for Andrea that
she had1( goney early to bed, for at five
o'clock of the next mo2rnin2g a rock
was hulied at hier door that almnost
burst It in.
"DIdn't that get her?" yelled M'sun
go's v'oice. fromi half across thle kralun.
"No, Master,' " answer'ed Bauthxtub.
"Missls sleep p~lenty hard, sanme likec
She sIlipped 0n her hathlrobe, opened00
the (1001 and put out her heald. "Were
youI calling moe?" she asked with ealrly
"Not exactly," answeredl the whlite
11a11 ini the 52ame1 tone. "Breakfast in
twenity minutes; ha1th wihen y'ou comle
home." Hie turnedi to give orders to
a group of his capitains.
Andrea was instanitly thrilled to thei
Inew adlventure. She called to Balthtub
to biring hier walshstand and1( water and~
rubbdedl one balre foot agalist the other
In impatience until lhe wats out of the
way; thea she dressed feverIshly and
In ten mninutes they had breakfasted;
in, five more they were otf. A long lIne
of blacks precedIed them22, behind~ ('2mo1
M'sungo's gunlhearer, walter boy13s, 1Ba1lh
tubl, a carrier or two, and2( an ancIent
dlonkey half hIdden under an enormous
"What a funny lookIng old donkey 1"
remarked Andrea. "What's he for?"
"For you, when you get tired," an
"Really I For me?" said Andrea.
"What's hi s name?"
IM'sungo thirew back his head and
laughed softly. ~"Why," lhe said, "I
never thought I'd have to tell any one
-'when-I inmed hIm. Wo call him Mar
gueri te. I named him after a friend
- "Was she as ugly. asal! that?"
(Unntinued on acnnl npa thik senannn
Only 13 shopping days remain before
Christmas. Our stock is now complete
with beautif ul and useful gifts for every
member of the family. Shop early and
avoid the-holiday rush.
BED ROOM SLIPPERS. TABLE LINEN
We have the prettiest con- This store has been noted for
bination comfys in Laurens that many years for its moSt excellent
make most appreciated gifts. Call stock of fine table linens. Ideal
and get a pair. Christmas gifts in these goods.
Beautiful pure linen doilies to
,ALL SUITS AND DRESSES match.
20 Per Cent Reduction
200 dresses in serge, tricotine, MILLINERY
tricolette, iatin. We must make Special sale of all our trimmed
room for spring dresses, therefore hats and shapes. Only 15 days
we are willing to now sacrifice before Christmas. Get you a new
any dress in the house. hat. Will sell any hat wehave
now at 40 ner cenit. reduction.
COATS $10.00 Hat only $6.00
20 Per Cent Reduction
A lovely assortment in plain WOOL BLANKETS
broadcloth and also fur trimmed 70 by 80 fine Wool Plaid
coats. Now is your opportunity Blankets, ont3 812.50.
to buy your Chrismas coat at just 70 by 80 fine Bed Blankets,
one-fifth off a price that was white with blue borderonly $10.00
marked r'own low at the first of 1 lot No. 135 White Quilt,
the season. lg iz wot --I Cl $2.0.
Boys anid Mi~isses wrhS.(~Crsmspie$.0
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