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5 .Grace Miller White CM AFTER XV Continued. 17 With hni eves on (lie iicnnlxed fnre. IbIip drew gently at the corners of the rag stuffed Into Evelyn's mouth, When It came out, Evelyn gave u deep groan and her cramped Jaws settled rigidly, i "I'm goln to feed you now," said (Tolly, "There ain't no hurry, 'ciumo ;wo got all night," Then some minutes passed In silence iwhlle (he squatter girl, hit by hit, 'forced the pap between Mrs. Mac Kcnzlo's teeth. , "Now drink tho water," sho urged grimly. "It's warm an' got sugar In It." ; As if In a trance, she got up nnd placed the cup on tho table. Sho put a stick of wood Into tho stovo and, turning, caught Evelyn's eyes upon her. Then sho sat down nnd consid ered tho unhappy girl who had been delivered up to tho justice of tho Btorrn country. Neither of them spoke. One of them (was praying dully to herself, nnd Tolly Stopklns was recounting mentally all the evil deeds of Evelyn and her haughty husband, Marcus MncICenzlo. It was necessary to keep Daddy's grief over beforo her mind nnd listen with the cars of her tortured spirit to Jerry's shrieks to bo nblo to keep on with the gruesome thing sho had un dertaken. "You ain't goln' to dlo till I tell you something, Miss," sho broke forth, final ly. "It nln't news to you, but I Just kot to make you understand why I'm putting you In tho lake." Weakness kopt Evelyn from answer ing. Ilor eyes rolled up toward the shanty roof, then shut at tho thought of tho Icy wutcrs of Cayuga. "I can't hurt your wicked man 'cept lu through you," went on Tollyop. "Wo squatters ore goln' to learn him a les son he won't forget as long ns ho's In this world. You can bet your boots on thntl" As If In support of tho terrible words, tho shanty shook, rattling tho loosened bits of tin on tho roof. At tho ghastly sound Evelyn began to cry. "I know Just how your man'Il feel," continued Tollyop, u bitter smllo dis torting her lips Into a grlnmco of pain, "an so docs Larry IJlshop. Larry's .wotnnn an' baby died when Old Marc jscnt him up to Auburn, an tho best of jino cracked when ho grabbed Jerry right out of my arms." Both girls sobbed loudly. Then Pol lyop cleared her throat and wiped her face. ' "An1 your man railroaded my daddy '.to Auburn," sho gasped, "after plnntln' Domcthtng on him ho didn't do; an' you, every one of you, know It." Her volco rose to n high-pitched scream ns sho remembered tho last scene In tho county Jail. "God, wasn't It nwfhl?" sho cried. .'.'An you" She leaned over' and grasped Evelyn's arm. "You could 'a' jlot mo go to Auburn If you'd' V tried, jbut you didn't. An' then then you enld you didn't give mo that dress. (You'ro all liars an' an' snenks, you mioney routs be." Her hand reached out nnd touched (ftio nx, but she withdrew it as if an 'udder had been under her fingers. She ,wns not yet able to do tho deed which she had longed to do and thought (would be a Joy. Her hend sagged for ward, nnd again camo Jeremiah's jwccplng faco beforo her. "If you'd 'a' seen my daddy In tho Ithnca jail, mebbo you'd bo nblo to (thlnk what I'm goln to do Is all right. lop, nil right I" sho rasped. I Then sho wen on hoarsely, faltorlng as sho described tho horrors that all her loved ones had gono through. Her voice choked and became silent as sho thought of Robert. Sho could not forco hex tongue to say a word about him, although her heart throbbed bitterly as Bus name came to her Hps. I "Money I" sho whispered brokenly, Sifting her head. "Did you hear your nan say money to us squatters as If hash'd pay for Larry's woman an' Jcr ry an my daddy? You heard, didn't bou?" Evelyn's head sagged forward, and a spnsm passed over her fuco as her 'eycH closed. Sho looked as If sho had died. Tolly Hopkins had seen death enter tho Silent City many a time; and Jicr heart-strings tightened. I "Are you gone?" sho questioned In a Itlsslng whisper, ! The other girl's lids lifted slowly, and never hud Tollyop socu such an expression In human eyes In ull her life "Not yet," dropped from tho blue Jlps, "and and oh, Tollyop, Tin so afraid to die. I don't know how 1 Oh, ,Jod, help mo; I fed so sick." I "Daddy were sick, too," shot back JPolly, "an' Jerry's turned up his toes by this time I I ula't heard n word 'from hlin sluco he was took uwny. Mebbe T could a' seen him If you hadn't nxide your cousin believe I wero fi bad woman J What d'you know about babies, an how cunnln' an' sweet they are? You'ro as wicked as h 11 Ithacn'II be better off when you'ro food for the fishes. I'm glad your man'Il live, though, Lordy, how I laughed when ho busted Into the shanty. And there was you right be side mo! Huh 7 Wasn't It n good Joke on Old Marc?" The speaker held Evelyn's stare, the chestnut eyes glittering as the ques tion was fairly spat out. "I can't tile, Tollyop I" groaned Eve lyn, her head drooping ngalnst the cot. "Oil, Tolly dear, listen please " Tolly reached out for the ax, "Don't you dare 'Tolly deur' me," she gritted convulsively, "or Til hit you with this I" "God! Jesus l" enme from between Evelyn's chattering teeth. "No, don't pick It up 1 Don't I Oh, I want to tell you something, Tolly Hopkins." "Then lire ahead," Tolly grumbled sullenly. She withdrew her lingers from the ax-hundlo uud leaned her chin in the palm of her hand. Evelyn straightened up 'and bent forward, her eyes swimming with tears. "Tolly," sho gasped, "Tollyop, in the summer God's going to send me n lit tle baby. Oh, Tolly" The squatter girl scrambled up as tho speaker dropped back, terrified at tho exultant Hro In tho brown eyes nnd tho awful smllo that crept across Tol ly's face. "Glory bo to God In the sky!" sho cried. "Two of you helongln' to Old Marc goln' with one swipe of tho nx.1 Sho wheeled around and paced tho length of the shanty. Old Marc's baby I Old Marc's woman I Both to go out of his life forever 1 And by her hands hers, Tolly Hopkins' hands I Sho lifted them up, those slender, brown fingers, and looked at them against the candlelight. But n few months ago they had been tho most willing fingers In nil tho county! But tonight Mnrc's baby! Evelyn's baby I Like a hlvo of bees, the Joy of dis sipating tho home of Marcus Mne Kcnzio buzzed through her brnln. No sound enmo from the girl on tho floor, for Evelyn Mackenzie hnd given up ull hope. Tho squatter girl was crazy, No human being could entertain such a ghastly purposo and bo In his right mind 1 Trcscntly sho called Tolly's name faintly, and then ngaln ; because Tolly gave her no heed, she cried louder: "Tollyop, my feet hurt sol I can't bear Itl" Tolly paused, leaned against tho wall and glared at her. "I'm glad they do that," sho mut tered. "You can't hurt nnywherc too much to suit mo!" Then something gave way behind her, nnd wheeling around, sho found herself stnrlng Into tho face of "Tho Greatest Mother In tho World.' Daddy's dust-covered coat which had hidden the picture all the past weeks lay at her feet. As sho looked, tho glare left Tolly's oyes. Tho serious face that had once smiled at her, tho smile thnt had been a benediction for herself nnd Dnddy Hopkins, was there no longer. Bather was there an expression of sorrow Death rested In tho nurso's nrms, but from her whole reverent attitude tho sense of protection swept out at Tolly Hopkins. Then suddenly sho heard n man's volco. It seemed to drift Into tho hut through every crevlco nnd crack. "And you'ro tho Littlest Mother In tho World," came plainly to her. Like ono struck, sho stood rooted to tho spot. Evelyn MacKcnzIo over thoro ngalnst the bed faded from her mind. Old Marc's Imaged face went away as If It had never scored her vision. Over and over tho delightful words Bobert had spoken to her rushed Into her ears and stamped themselves In golden tiro on her mem ory. "I lovo you, Tolly," touched her like a caress, and, "You'ro my little girl," fell upon hor like tho tender hand of Granny Hope's God. "Tho Greatest Mother In the World," wlilspercd Tollyop; and then some thing hard and hateful within her broke, and tho llood-tldes of lovo camo pouring In. Ah when a dam bursts tho pent-up waters sweep away all the accumulated rubbish In tho old, un used channels, so was tho squatter girl's heurt cleansed of every unlovely emotion. To her uplifted vision "The Greatest Mother in tho World" smiled nguln In benediction; and beyond her, dim in the background, appeared a wrinkled, toothless smile, and Tolly heard Granny Hope's withered Hps saying: "Love's the hull thing, brat. Just love, an' love, nn' kedp on lovln'." Full of the tenderest compassion, I Tollyop turned swiftly, nnd at the sight of her Hashing, radiant face, hivHyn limited, toiiph'd forward unil rolled almost under the bod. TIiC scnuitler nlrl bounded to her side, her frantic lingers touring loose the ropes that Larry and Lyo Hrnegor had made secure around Evelyn's body. They fell away, leaving the girl hut a little heap on the floor. Tears streamed over her dnr.'t lashes as I'ollyop gathered the limp head of Evelyn MncKcnzIc Into her arms. And then she prayed as Granny Hope had taught her to pray. "Our Father which art In heaven," The rest of the petition slipped from her mind, and she quoted with chattering teeth, "The .ord Is my shepherd, I shall not want." Her strong arms lifted Evelyn nnd as she rolled over on tho cot, Polly Hopkins Dtood up nnd cried: "Underneath Old Marc's woman hrc your everlasting arms, God dear I" CHAPTER XVI "Can you speak to mo?" Tollyop's volco was ns tender as when she hnd repeated heavenly prom ises to the sad ones of tho Silent City and had taught them that, love was ever present. Evelyn gazed at her electrified. The brown eyes were softly luminous. Tho lips which only a little while ngo wore strained and blue now were scarlet and fraught with sympathy. What wonderful thing had happened? Tol lyop had taken tho rope off her feet and hands. She could wriggle n little, although her flesh hurt dreadfully when alio tried it. Tromptcd by the nttcmpted move ment, Tollyop dropped to her knees nnd began to chafe the Injured an kles. "I'm goln' to give you back to your man," she said, quaking. "But you got to swear to him I swiped you, an' not any squatter men. Ho'll jail me forever, mebbo, but I don't care about that. I love Larry an' Lye Brneger too much to haul 'em Into this." Then her fnco fell beside Mrs. Moc- Kenzle's, and she wept hysterically. Evelyn's fingers clutched nt the chest nut curls. "Tollyop, -oh, Tolly, dnrllng!" This was all sho could soy, for she, too, was weeping even moro wildly than tho other. In tho presence of such dlvlno unselfishness, the petals of her withered soul seemed to lift and open, ns she groped for a broader understanding. "Granny Hope learned me a lot of things," enmo up to Evelyn brokenly. "She always said, Granny Hope did, "I'm Afraid of Everybody," XSasped Evelyn. thnt lovo was stronger'n hate nn' I must Just pray your man wouldn't be so wicked to us squatters," Tho glistening brown head rolled back and forth In consuming agony. "Don't, Tolly darling," Evelyn begged. "Don't, It's all right now And my husband will " Tolly sat up, brushing back damp ringlets from her brow. "Ho won't do nolhln' to help me," she shot out. "Nothln' at all 1 First, I know him better'n you do. Then next, I wouldn't nsk him. 'Cause 'causo I'm that bad, I ought to bo without my Dnddy Hopkins an' my Jerry baby." Her voice roso in wild appeal. "But, God dear, how much I wnnt 'cm. Oh, how I want 'em 1" Tho words cut Into Evelyn's heart with tho keenness of physical pain. Only n little while before s"he had stood alono at tho brink of the grnvo. There had been no hope that tho summmcr would bring a helpless weo "thing to hold her closo to Marcus. But now Her thoughts whirled. So great was her faith in Tolly Hopkins- that sho know in a little while she would be back In her husband's arms. Tho attack of weeping over, Tollyop oroso and beat again Into pnp tho hnrd bread and hot water. This time she took all tho sugar left In tho cup board. Daddy would not be homo for over two years, and Baby Jerry prob ably nevor, and she sho wouldn't bo In the shanty long. Groaning, she whipped tho spoon so fiercely that some of tho contents of tho cup splashed on tho Hoor. "It nln't very toothsome," sho said, coming back to the cot ; "but tho hut's cold, an you need a lot of warmln up. I'm goln' now nn get your man. You get this hot pap Into your stoni uch while Tin gone." Evelyn waved tho cup away, holding out n making hand. "I don't want you to go without in-, Tollyop," she cried. "Tloase, don't leave me hero alone. I'm terribly scared, I 1 " The grave young squnttor contem plated her for the space of twenty seconds, perhaps. "You're ufrald of the fishermen, ain't you, Miss?" she asked. "Well, you've got u right to be! Larry's different from the rest, though he was as will in', up to this night, to chop off your head, as me. But Larry's heart's soft and kind, Larry's is." "I'm afraid of everybody," gasped Evelyn. "Everybody but you, Tolly. Tloase, take mo with you, or or let me stay till morning." A slight shnko of Tollyop's head brought Evelyn to u sitting position, but pain-racked bones and nerves laid her back again. "There," Interjected the other girl. "You can see how hnrd lt'd bo to get you through the snow to your ma's house. You'd dlo beforo you got there. Tin blest if you wouldn't. No, I got to go alone, Miss." Noting the fear in Mrs. Mackenzie's eyes, she bent over tho cot. "Will you believe something I'm go- In' to tell you, Eve?" she said In a wheedling tone. "Surely 1 will, Tolly," answered Evelyn, wiping her eyes, "but I'm so nfrald, so uwfully afraid." "That's no Ho," replied Tollyop Im petuously, "an' ns I said, you got a right to bo scared of the squatters. Why, only this afternoon I hated you on' Old Marc as hard as tho rest of tho Silent City folks more, niebbel But but what I was really goln to tell you Is this. If I lug you along .with me, you won't havo no baby In the summer. That's God's truth I'm tellln you, too." Evelyn lowered her lids, nnd a pain ful flush mounted to her hair. "You're wantln' the Httlo thing, nln't you?" demanded Tolly, her volco vlbrnnt with emotion. "Now, be a big woman, an' stay while I'm gone, will you? I'll promise to hustle for all I'm worth." Mrs. Mackenzie's timid glance ran around the room. "I suppose so," she whimpered, "but whnt If some of your people came here?" Sho shuddered and went on hurriedly: "Tolly, what're you going to say to Marcus?" "I don't know yet," mumbled Tolly. op, "but Til bring him back. Oh, I got it I Say, Til stick you away . In Granny Hope's coop-hole. No squat- ter'd think to go In there, even If he comes In. Uerel I'll help you." Tenderly she coaxed and begged, but without avail, and patiently Tolly sat down on the side of tho cot. "Miss Eve," she took up In low tones, "I'm goln' to tell you some- thing Granny Hope told me. Now, you want to get home to your man, don't you?" e "Yes, yes, oh, so bad, Tollyop," cried Evelyn, "but I can't stay hero alone! I can't! I can't!" Sho did not think then of the many- days and nights the other girl had passed by herself In the same Httlo shock. "Mebbo It does seem so, Eve," said Tolly Hopkins. "But, honey, when I'm done you'll be thlnkln' different, Now, listen ; don't you know way down In your Insldes that your man's near ly sufferln his Ufo nwny?" Evelyn burst forth Into weeping afresh. "Of course I know It, Tolly," sho sobbed, "but" "An' you want him to bo walling nil night till daybreak, not knowln' wheth er you're In the land of the llvln' or not, huh?" This was n solemn question asked by a very solemn-eyed girl. "Another thing," continued Tolly. "When It comes daybreak, there'll be a lot of squatters about. They come every day to this but. I'd havo to leave you then, wouldn't I? Tonight It's stormln', nn' most of 'cm nre In bed. I could run as fast as a rabblf an' bo back In a Jiffy. Can't you screw up your courage an let me go?" This long statement Evelyn thought over for n few moments. Then: "Tcrhnps I could, If " "I know you can," Interrupted Tol lyop. "Now, listen ; Granny Hope said anything you want you enn have out of love's own heart for the nskln'." "But I'm such n wicked girl,' moaned Evelyn dismally. "So be I," returned Tollyop prompt ly. "We're both rotten bad, God knows, but never mind all that now, I got to get Old Mnrc; an' tho only way you can help Is to stay quiet while I'm out for him. Now, lean oa me an' Til stow you away In tho rub blsh room till I get bnck." Ashamed to muko further appeals to the girl who was showing more spirit than she had ever thought pos- slblo lor any girl to show, Evelyn nl lowed Tollyop to pick her up nnd stand her on the floor. Then tho weak leaned on the strong, nnd when Tolly Hopkins tucked the blankets about Evelyn, sho whispered: "Granny said prayers in this room all Inst year an' way on till she died 'The Lord Is my shepherd, I shall not want!' Granny snhl was one of the best to keep in nflnd." (TO BE CONTINUED.) Looking Ahead. Wedmore What's the Idea of glv- Ing your fiancee a cigarette caso? Docs sho smoke? 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The average production during the corn-sllage feeding-periods was 312 pounds of milk and 14.05 pounds of butterfat. During the period when Sf-NS. '(. AT A Convenient Arrangement for Feed ing Cows Which Saves Much Labor. pectin pulp was fed the cow made 350.0 pounds of milk and 15.08 pounds of fat. Although this test showed that the pulp produced 14.7 per cent more milk and 7.1 per cent more but terfat than the corn silage, the re sults can not bo considered conclusive. In tho second nnd more extended ex periment tho pectin pulp was com pared with dried beet pulp, a feed that It resembles more closely than corn silage. The 0 cows were fed for 80 days on beet pulp soaked with three times Its weight of water, then, after n transition period of 10 dnys, they were fed for 30 days on pectin pulp soaked with a similar quantity of water. Tho soaking was from ono feeding time to the next, but In worm weather the pulp should not be allowed to soak for more than one or two hours. 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