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V )LUMI3 XXXV LAtJHNS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAV, JANUARY 21, 1919 P 27
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(fl!'tinn d". from Tjad Week.)
CHAPTER VIII.-Whiteo Man an-1
nounceC Uaa 1.tis workc Is ended and prep
arationu are made for the sfipnent of
tle mnatorial on hand. One ra ny night
Andrea allows herself to become do
spundent. Ho gives the signal agreed
on betweon then to summon WhIto Mani
to her. In case of danger. With a mix
turo of ridicule antid comfort ho coiixcs
her fromt her despondent fit. IlIs strong
charitter andl his ideal of a life of line
fultios are something of a revelation to
Andro:i. used to the frivolous existence
coninion to Trnost "aristoorats," and she
bhgins to realize with a lidle alarm that
she it beginning to care deeply for him.
"110 is very rong," thought Andrea
is,she remembiered how lightly lie had
swung her into his arms. Then she
begani to think of other things about
him. lie iever was too tired to shave
Ifore the evenIillg imwal. Ile had
showi ill utiost. liciainny tact in fore
seeing dul preventing the emibarrass
Ing situatitons that on0e would have
thought. inevitable under tile elrcumiii
staceis Cf their li'e togolher. Ile never
forgot. Ilie hatd called her "lly det?
girl" 0onCe and she hId showvn that 6he
hasteil it It wts enoiugh.
"How okd a1-.e youl, Wh'lite Msan?"71 sheC
"Thu ty- rou, iorniaJry," ho aii
swcred mtiantly, anld went on with 111
absorbing revating allmos witlout.. a
Andrei fell silent, even her thoughta
stopped tilkiig. riiiitiuilly the hlow
Ing voice possesed ier, ph..ed her uip
1iglily, bore her away iil awayV. In
otfier words, she slept no childreii
Sfleep whenl put to bed iII tile good Old
When she awoke, hours lat er, the
ro0m1i w.as heravy with 0 wt) iri smell
of hliteis hlirneii too low, btill to
m )ke up for thati, 0the raiin h: cnei:;vd
i10 sintoliht poured inI throngh the
open0 dOor. M'itmull go ws titting as e
had[ snt. reing as hle hmil bveen reaid
lig. The fYow of his vc.lee wAs ex%
acly the samt as I hough he imsel f
had bwen enuht lin a enrent that
woull not let him stop.
Andrea irew ia <iilvering breath.
She saw hnsilinctively the.workiiugs of
his min(. Ile wIshed her to 'Iuwake
withont awiing-to comie to the llew
day wli the selfsanie smile In her
heart that had beeii there when she
slept. Ie called upon her to plity the
gainio through aind she decided to do
it. She stretehed her bare airms,
yawied, rubbed tier eyes with doubled
ftist, laughed and then threw out both
hands to him.
"Taknie mec back," she saidi.
Th'le hoo0k fell from his hands. Hie
turned~ and stared at hier with the
.hungry eyes of a mian who sees for the
.first timie one of the rarest of Ghod'u
t'enures-namnely, a woman whios(
youth standls by her In the dlishledt'
? morninig, defies the ugly finger ol
gross slumber and proclaims her love
.ly beyond the limits set by the wrin
kding seams of coarser and lesi
blessed fabrIcs. For a moment hh
gaze wavered as though before to<
titronig a light, then it steadied and hi
face grew stern, Hie arose.
"('omae oin," hie said.
She threw her arms abou~t his neck
ho plecked her up, sarong and all, an'
twissed solemnly the length of the cov~
ered way. Ueo could feel her fac
pressed hard against hIs shoulder ani
her loostened, hair was like a clou
beneath his chin. Her arms clung t
hin tIghtly, her body trembled, he
eyes twinkled and her lips 'nmurmure
audibly, "Rtemember, Andrea Pel11o
you're just a kIddie."
Hre dropped her on her cot with
,thud that surprIsed the sIx straddllr
legs of that sturdy campaigner lin
ti(ringtot protest and incidlentail
startled one young lady.
"Thlere you are, you little dhevil," I
growled and strode from the roo
1 ith the satisfied air of a dog who hii
just caririted home eight pounds<
purime iroast intact.
Andrea watched him go, then si
scose, took the cord from her bat
rebe anti advanced upon the door
Itto -coveredi way. She closed it, I
dwn the bar and with the cord boni
itt place, She tiedi knot after ha
knhot, and as she drew each one
* them tight she sold, "Just to give y
lttPn to think twice, Andrea Pellor."
;2RLL COMPANYf i
Scarcely had she oini shed wlhen a
Suddenl 4anu seized her., he knew
that I she ought to hathe 'an1d dross
(Iulickly, for M'suiigo would- he keen
for his breakfast aftir his "wi'ite"
night. WhIy did 11ll a111in; call at sleep
1ess niliht "wihite," ryway? fler
brows puckered ever that problem and
it seeimed ats tihlou1gh sheli must puzzle
It olit before she did aiythling else.
She crept lto her cot to a (ttend to it.j
A cold wave swept over her body and
left it frozen ; a pain stabbled into her
The pain vas like a knife, red-hot
It terrifled her. In an instant her
tongue was parched, her eyes were
burning. So suddenly had sleiess
come upon her that even in the face
of its clamoring presence, her mind
declared it incredible. Surely it would
pass swiftly as It had come. She
cieichled her teeth an( wvalted. There
was a look in her face as though she
Th1e inII -eced. When It caint
back pin it was no mger h knifc
but the raving fungs of a wolf tearing.
(.heir way Loward the vitals of hO;
body. She tried to clench her teeth,
to keep silen'ee until the spaismn passed
but mile colit not hold out. "Wihite
Man !" she imianed antid then, realizing
that sie must make him hear s'iow 01
never, she gathered all her strength
She heard iuick stieps comiing from
the crfti, a thundering on her, door
and Iheni hIs voice, "Amt I to comlie in?"
She tried to cry. out agaIn an(1 could
not; tears poured down her cheeks.
But tile whlite maI.)n did n1ot1 wa-Oit ; an
othe' momniucit tmidle was Stalinl-ig
over her twisted body. She looked up.
The strieken look in hier frightelled
eyes wais lis nothing to the ;ulddenl
terror thiat 111d come. Into l his own. I e
san2)k to his knees. "You are Ill?" lie
lie passedI his cool hand aeross her
forehead, held his fingers to the pulse
In her throat, grasjeti her wrists anlid
found them burning-all hurnIng.
"Last night," lie soid, "when you were
In here, you didn't use your curtain?
You left the light oi?"
She did not answer beyond a stare
from glassy eyes. Her face was white,
her lips a straight purple line. Tier
shoulders were rigid, but beneath them
her body was twisting an( turning as
though in a desperate effort to tear
itself away from the sentient seat of
p"Is it as had as that?" said M'sungo.
Into his voice had aiready comel the
calmi of a man accustomedi to the face
of danger. "I'm going to leave you
for a moment," lie continued. "When
I come I'll take the pain2 away."
He stepped toivard the barredl door
-andI tried to opeun it, So initent was he
Son getting to Ils room that he glaned~
a at the cord and sawV only that it wva
ShinderIng him. He drew out his knife
Scut the har free and hurried on. Thi
I three minutes lie wa'ts gone seemed air
Ieternity to Andrea. When lie ('2m20
;back he carried in oneO hand a medi
I cine case and in the other a hiypo
-dermnic syringe already illed, lie se'
a the case (Iown carefilly, grasped flm
I bared Andrea's forearm, rubb~led It will
.1 alcohol and1 quickiy gave lier an inl
a jection. "Skip the next fiv'e minutes,
r he said. "["asten your' mind1( to liv
minutes from now." She (only mioanc
d to show that she heard hIm.
But even before the five miniute
jwore uip she could feel peace comin
Sto her body slowly andl from fair awva)
das though it feared to pounlce upon he
I suddenly. WVhen it settled upon her I
I brought wvithi it a dlrowsy and Iaeff'ahh
relief. Her eyes could miove once mor)
nwhite maniu as lhe made~h his rapid prel
Saration ffor a long siege. She hear
him call Bnthtub and Issue a stin
Iof orders; then lie brought a cha
10 close to the cot and sat down.
l"Andres," lie saId quietly, "we're 1:
to against it, you and 1. 1 can't say jul
e~t what It is. It may ho ptomainle, yC
11 I iay have been sickenIng for .appe:
ird dicitls, but I'm almost afraId it Isr!
of either of those. It It's fever, it Is p0
3U nlcious." Tier eyes stared at hhm
Ihung nnon hin~ fae.
Ho Cook ~diie of her hands in his. i
i'm breaking all the rules by fright- I
ning you," he went on, "and I do it
urposely. I do it because I've learned i
fiat you and I are brothers in one
tiing. We're fighters. All the blood
x our veins flows one way-up hill to I
attle. We don't know when to quit.
Fo d- fever can show us where to
et off. It's going to be shoulder to
houlder, and if you go back on me
'11 go back on God, for I tr ust you as
've never trusted any living thing."
Her hands twisted in his and gripped
its fingers. "You're great, White
1an," Saie said softly. "You're like
You Have the'
Knowing it is the
Best for The
We Want You ti
We have agot
hat-a fighter-and i t's. sweet of yob
o ring me in. No d- Cever can
how you-no d- " She crumpled
ip and cried.
"Good for you," said M'sungo
iromptly, "cry nov. It can't do you a
dt ot' harm and it will probably put
rou to sleep. But when you wake, if
rou want to cry then, please comie up
!rying mad and ready to Iet your teeth
n the throat of pain. For he'll have
rou, Kiddle, he'll have you in a half
N'elson and I can't always stick him
vith the needle.''
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