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VI)LUMB XXXV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY I, 1920 NUMBE 30
(Continued from Last Week.)
CHAPTER IX.-Next day Andrea is
seized with a violent attack of pernicious
malaria and for three days Whito Man
wages a desperate fight for her life. He
succeeds and the Incident results in the
discovery of their love for each other.
Andrea learns that her companion is
Robert Oddman Trevor, once famous
flyer, victim of nervous shock and inca
pacitated for work in the air. The trip
to the coast, where he met Andrea, was
undertaken through necessity, and he is
afraid to risk her safety in anothdr
5efore she could quite obey a rifle
spoke, there was the "P'hut 1" of ai bul
let as a patch of MacCloster's shirt
leaped suddenly, weirdly, from his
shoulder into the air. Instantly he
leaned down and with one band picked
up Andrea lightly and held her sus
pended between himself and the shore.
"One more, TrevorI you lousy ban
tam I" he bellowed. "One more to
save me the trouble of wringing the
neck of your little chicken I"
As he finished speaking, Trevor shot
again. A look of vacant surprise
passenw over the face of the punter
nearest to Andrea. He crumpled up,
sank as though ill his bones had sud
denly inelted and fell, face down, to
the bottom of the boat. His pole, re
leased, slid with a swift swish mio the
water.. MacCloster. jromPtly ,pikCad
heidn the seat beside him and gave a
calm order. to the remaining punteri,
wkho had paused In terror. He stood
up, took the tiller between the tremen1
dous calves of his legs and proceeded,
to fill and light his pipe. "You see?"
lie said, quietly. "He won't shoot
again. How do I know? I'll tell you."
He half seated himself, elbow on
knee, the tiller under the crook of his
leg. "A little brain work," he contin
uld conversationally. "Trevor meant
to kill a nigger, but not that one-not
the one next to you. le was shooting
at the bow-boy and he lilt the stroke
oar! How do I know? Well, it's what
any man would do, let alone one of
the best shots that ever drew trigger.
He would pick off the crew beginning
farthest from the point where lie need.
ed' all his nerve. Now the Bantam
knows what he knew well enough be
fore, only lie knows it a d-- sight
better, and that is that no man living
can shoot in moonlight and tell where
the bullet will go.
"le won't shoot again," he finished,
turning to her with a ghastly smile,
"So you're safe-safe with me. I don't
ask you to love me for my looks-onl3
for myself V"
Andrea looked anywhere lint at hii
face. "You and I know," she said aftel
a pause, "that I amt quito safe wvitl
the man you once were."
"Here," said MacCloster, his eyel
narrowing. "It's too late to pull an;
of that stuff. Why didn't you try I
back there when I was reniy soft?'
"When you were sincere," answerei
Andrea, "I was sincere. You knew It
but you wvoul'1n't have known it-I
wouldln't have been true-if Ilhad take)
the chance to save my skin."
"That's so," conceded MacCloste
thoughtfully. "But if you're not goln
to lbe persuaded to love mel, willl yam
please tell me where I get off? Whi
are you good for, anyway? Do ye
realize that I gave up a case of gi
for you and that a case of gin in thei
trould times is worth all of thrl
Andreai winced. "So I'm really ni
worth three pounds," she said halfi
MacCloater heard and took quli
pity on the wistfulness in her voic
"Well," lhe (4nid(, comnfortinigly,
wouldn't say that. Where it was
question of sentiment or a matter
having somnethinlg pretty around tl
house a man might go further. WVi
even among the blacks-"
Hie paused, looked calculatingly
her and then went on: "01(1-timers w
tell you that there are two qualit;
that don't exist in Africa at all; one
gratitude andl the other is affection.
think they're right about the first, 13
about the second,. I know better. Th4
are cases where a black likes a part
ular woman, aind wh'en that happe
his facp is marked by a peculiar los
I knowi It and every time I catch sij
of it I'm two extra pounds in pocki
"Why?" asked Andrea. "WVhat
RILL C AIN f ti
"Why, my dear? Don't you know? v
Didn't Trevor tell you that I'm-I'm
"He said," answered Andrea, "that -
you were engaged in some horrible
business, but that he couldn't conceive I
of any reason why he should tell me
what it was. I was very curious then,
but now I really don't care."
"Finicking, crowing prude I" ex
claimed MacCloster, his mind on Tre
vor. "Why, it's the most legitimate
hundred per cent little business that
ever crawled out of a big brain. If it
wasn't for me this whole back coun.
try would run short of wives."
"You mean you buy and sell wom
en?" asked Andrea.
"No, not exactly," answered Mac
Closter. "I raise them. I'm the legal
possessor of a hundred and eighty-two,
or five, or six, wives. Can't just re
"Oh I" gasped Andrea, crouching still
farther into her corner.
"There you go," said MacCloster,
calmly. "Don't let .your imagination
run away with you, my dear. I said
I'm the legal possessor and I mean
just that. But what's the use of talk.
ing. You'll see."
All through the night and well into
the next day the boat traveled steado
lly-tpstream. MacCloster yawned pro
digiousi; three or four times, but
never gave up the tiller to a "boy."
In the early morning they entered a
long reach of the stream flanked on
both sides by flat plains. MacCloster
stood erect and his eyes made the cir
cuit of the horizon. "Nothing," he
said. "If he could have beaten us to
this our name would have been Den
nis. Ile's given up his favorite little
spotted hen. Flap your wings and say
Andrea's heart, already low, sank a
lot lower. Not once through the night
had she closed her eyes and she knew
now that she had been hoping and
praying that the first gleam of morn
ing would find Trevor, the avenger, on
the bank. She could not know, as did
MacCloster, that an impassable foresi
of ibroken thorn stretched for mile.
between the two camps. There wa
just one open road to MacCloser's
the river-and on that no other boal
could equal the speed of his own.
"Say," saild MacCloster, moved by I
Sudden thotight, "Is there anyone tha
wouild give a lot of money for you ?"
Andrea's brows drew together it
honest valuation of what was left o:
her 01(1 sell'. "I don't know," she sat
meekly. "Perhaps not now."
"What would he give for you?" Mac
Cioster asked, jerking his beard ove
"lie said he wouldn't give thre
Spounds," answeredi Andrea in a still
tsmall voice. She began to cry.
MacCioster's eyes grewv round witl
I fright. "'Oh, come now," lie protested
i "Ihere you've been hours without eve:
t thinking of that d--d old trick. Stoj
m It !" he roared suddenly. "Stop It 0
I'll mash your head in."
g hier rapid progress ntuo the heart r
U MacCluster's stron ~gholi had1 it ni
et bleen for an incleint that revivifled a
U her fear and repugnance toward tlh
n man and whieh occurred as they ei
10 tered the ring court. MacCioster, stri
te lng ahead of her, suddenly paused am
his horribie face appjarently achievt
t the linpossible h~y undlergoinlg a d
to basing transformation.
Ills eyes had fallen o.1 a group
~k carriers, newly arrive'd, and the cre
e. of his freight hli. Tlhe negroes we
"9 squatting in a circle guard, Waith
a to make delivery to t heir master
f various cases. Some of thema evider
10 ly contIa inedl (cloth, cut lery and knic
'Y knatcks dlear to, ie native heart, b
onte, at least, birazenl'ty proclaimled
at deepily burnt sitnellin. ;ts contents
lil be gin. It was on I b simall squa
05 boxC that Mac&loster's 'eyes were r
is etedl. .lie tirnedi and s '<e to Andr
I in an oily toneo that Im' .mie xipi
ilt ble reason froze her iit was
re thbough he hadl so It tisumediP
Ie* new and~ tiranige p' -anality up
as which her twelve hour * brave int
courso with him had no occasi
~ht to estabilishu its grn became
dt Cniue."furhpr ti et
AT (AY COURT
o11an's 3lissionairy Society has
Pleasant and Profilable Mession with
Mrs. Alvin Curry.
Gray Court, Feb. 9.--The Woman's
issionary Society of Gray Court met
Mrs. Alvin Curry's on Friday, Feb.
I, for the Installation of oflicers.
tie afternoon was a delightful one,
)ent In iscussing plans for the en
Our president, Mrs. Alvin Curry,
ade a splendid talk on the pow ei
our religion to change the life as
o other religion can.
A mission study class was organized
mong the members with fourteen of
ic ladies as a neucleus. The class Is
y open the first Monday in -March and
icet at the parsonage. You are In
The -book to be studied Is called:
Money, the Acid Test."
Rev. C. W. Watson miade a talk on
"Christ the fouidtion o tihe new
Eirope". The church is called to give
Feb. 13th as a day of fasting and
prayer for the great evangelistic cam
paign now on to win a million souls
for Christ. by Eoaster.
The pleasant social hour spent at
the close of the p;rog"am, eVer the
chicolate cup1)s, gave the ol)portunlity
to welcome the new member, ir.
Whittle, into the society.
Pies Cured In 6 to 14 Days
Drugghas refund money if PAZO OINTMENT Tall'
to cure Izhi;m, Blind. ffleedinal or Protrudiwil Piles.
Instnnt[ ielievea ltchir. Piles, and you cun get
reltfukui ;IUuter the first 11oplication. Pricso flo
Notice to ('reditors.
All parties having claims against
tho estate of J. 11. Dlukes, deceased,
are hereby notifled that same must be
proven before the Clerk of Court on or
before the 25th day of February, 1920.
C. A. POW10R,
29-3t.-A Clerk of Court.
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