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VoLUME XXXV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28. 1920.
(Conbinued from Last Week.)
CHAPTER VIII. - White Man an.
nouf.ces thot his work in ended, and prep.
arations are made for the shipment of
the material on hand. One ramy night
Anglroa allows herself to become do
apondent. She gives the signal agreed
on between them to summon White Man
to her in .case of danger. With a mix
ture of ridicule and comfort he coaxes
her from her despondent fit. Ills strong
character and his ideas of a life of use
fulness are something of a revelation to
Andrea, used to the frivolous existence
common to most "aristocrats," and she
begins to realize with a little alarm that
she Is beginning to care deeply for him.
He paused; Andrea smiled faintly.
"And now?" she prompted.
"Nov,-" he answered. "Now I
know that a man must travel far be
yond the 1imits of every-day emotions
to come ui. )vijh love itself. He may
find content and drowsy happiness In
some woman possessed of all the quali
ties that command affection, but love
itself dwells far beyond at the cross
roads of weakness and strength. And
so your helplessness, carried to that
last degree, has wound itself around
my heart with a grip that will never
"Poor White Man I" said Andrea.
"Whether you want me," he con
tInued gravely, "or mock me, whether
you are true or untrunp pure or Impure
-all those things no longer matter,
for love is an integral possession. You
*-"may - leave .me, pt the width of -the
world between us, and the breath of
your body will still be the breath of
mine, the surge of your blood will be
the surge of mine; your sins will be
my sins, because your helpless self,
stripped of all the clogs of flesh, has
twined itself for always with the fibers
of my heart."
"So yot vould give three pounds for
me," muriuired Andrea.
He let go her hands and rose quickly
to hIs feet. "You are stronger than
I thought," he said. "No, I'll never give
a cent for 'yu. I'll wait till you're
well and then I'll take you in free
fight and in my own way."
But Andrea did not'hear hni;shie
had sun11k hack lax into her pillows.
Two tears crept from under her closed
eyelids and (own her hollow cheeks.
"I'm so weak," she whispered, "so
weak I ean't cry."
The white man cursed hiniself aloud.
No one knew better than lie that it
is not wNon when the tide of battle
turns, and that he who sleeps on the
verge of victory awakes to defeat.
le settled down to the long vigilance
that was his price of peace. The day
and a night caiie and went before he
could draw the long, quiveririg breath
of relief that marked the passing of
During the stage of convalescen~e he
read and talked to her b~y tile hour,
but the time came when she would
have no more of the printed page. Ie
hlad spoken a passage here and there
from tile book of hIs own life anld now
she demanded tile volume from cover
to cover. Hie told her of his boyhood
in a New England country town, of
scrapes itn school and of the disaster
in college that had tulrnedl lhm from
the nairrow roaid of specialIzation in the
dliseases of the nose and ear to that
broad~ highway whleh is trod lightly
and1( aimilessly by stray dogs aand clti
zeas of the world.
"You would have made a great phty
siclan," said Andrea, almost regret
"l'erhaps," he replied. "B u1 t I
wouldn't have savedl myself. I would
never have found mnyself. I would
have been one of those unconscious
mortals whlo spend their lives in a
group pictuare. I would noter huave
found~ out that thlere is something
within me thlat utterly rebels against
all those isms which aim at the col
lectIve classification of animal man
and whose goal is tile hlerd instead of
"fBut isn't that 01(d stuff?" asked
Andrema, yawning for the first time in
"No, It Isn't," said the white man
thoughtfully. "and I'll tell you why.
Never for centuries has intrinsic life
been so close as it is today to its true
level of proportionate valuation. WVhat
was worth living for yesterday, isn't a
~ustifleation today. F~ood, raimesnt and
a baby-grand measure less in the
thloughts of. true men tha (.truth.
MPAINED G= B
honor and the final quality of mercy."
He sat for long in an absorbed silence.
"Tell me," said Andrea, "how the
production of a million dollars' worth
of fiber Is an expression of the indi
"Now you're trying to pull down the
star to which I've hiltcied my personal
wagon," said M'sungo with his slow
smile. "Well," he continued, "take it,
handle It, but let it go again when
you're through with it, because I need
it high up and far ahead. When I real
ized that that M. 0. wasn't a liar, after
"White 'Man!" broke in Andrea and
leaned forward. She stared at him
wide-eyed and flushed of cheek. "Are
"Robert Oddman Trevor?"
"Robert Trevor," he conflrmued and
"Oh, White Man !" she cried again,
dropping her hands into her lap and
gazing at him with an intensity that
slowly (rove the blood from her face.
She was sitting in her hammock-chair,
propped against all the pillows the
camp could produce. She took a longi
breath and then she spoke again.
"Will you do something for me-a little
"Why ask?" said Trevor.
"Well, It's like this," said Andrea.
I ant tol tiss ou."~ She turned her
eyes from his face and continued rap.
idly. "It needn't mean anything, of
course. Nothing binding, you know,
on either party. Only, you, see, any
thing might happen to me at any mo
ment; I might fall ill again and just
pop off. So-jf you don't mind-I'd
like to do it now, please."
Trevor's face presented a puzzle
that nobody saw, for Andrea's eyes
were anywhere but upon it. te arose
and came hesitatingly to kneel bwslld
her chair. "Well," ho said1 and she
almoast laughed at the weird( quaver in
his voice, "here I am. G-go t it."
She put her arms around h!s neck
anl(d enlie blindly toward him. "An
"Are You Trevor?"
dIren," he protested, "aren't you going
to look in my eyes?"
She shook her head. "No," she whis
pered, "it isn't that kind of a kiss."
11er soft moist lips on his mouth
were as light as a flower thist sways
to its mate in the cool breath of the
morning, salutes gently and recdes,
fearful of bruising.
"There I" she crled, sinking back on
her pillows. "Now go on about the
Trevor, a dazed look in his eyes,
mopped his b~row, returned to his chair
and obediently repeated, "When I real
ized that that M. 0. wasn't a liar after
all, and thnt my flying dna wera reannu
o Nri~F 1" ' la To0 afojirl id inew
steering lights. There are just three
Whings in the world today: winning the
war is number one, and after that
come education and transport."
He nodded to himself as if in con
firmation. "I picked Transport for
my star. My mission is to ships- and
railroads. I believe in all reverence
tpat together with education they can
be welded into the socond coming of
our Lord, bearing peace and not a
sword. If you can only see my star
high enough and far enough away,
you'll know that it shines on a world
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He looked at her anxiously, as
though he feared she might stay among
the shallows while lie was trying to
show her his depths. She nodded.
"Begi inrigs," he continued, "always
look small measured against ambition's
end, so I don't often look so far ahead.
Just now ily eyes are fixed right here,
on this soil of Africa, because from
her overflowing breast I've drawn my
stake of a million. ''hlat's at bit mixed,
but it's clear, isn't It?"
"Yes," said Aniren. "Go on."
Continued on fourth page, this section.
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