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TRW The Evening World Daily Magazine, Thursday, November 18, 191 i. 5 1 THE MAN-EATER Tarsen's Creator Romance of the ijBy Edgar Rice Burroughs ! (Author of 'Turn of tt Apoj." '"to Cir Obi." Et. j5 Uopiriiht, J01S. tit ITim PnhmSlaf Co. (New BIN0PSI3 op fiu;cKDiN(J l.vsrrAi-iir.NTfl. tako these rope off you." and he com- JuBcnon Scott Jr.. rich jouni MirrUnJtr. mrnccd to fumblo with the knots. drin Mi iime trip to Aftit mirri Huth Virginia Baw n ray of hope now in Motion, miMionirr'n cluzMr. Scott U HIM his drunkenness. Hober, his reason br utiin. 1 1 Lm wuiow ion to w fitbfr't llitj' would havo warned him against ro und bum witli her bl diniutcr. Virjlni ?ht leasing hcrj but drunk ho had all the btlno Ji hrr m-Mn nrtificttt nj othtt foolish assurance of drunkenness. Hw. bii-b h fiiirf in l pt for r Tho knots baffling him, ho drew his plni Vinr.nu iro to ucmtlful womnbol hunting knife and cut tho cords. Hit truiiifitbfi dim. si u. priimbij, hu to "Now," he said, "you can show mc bU fortune .Volt Tlor a dimiluu npbm of how mush you lovo mc," and again lb old man, cooim from Ntw York to ih !. ho seized her and strained her to Hod nUnutlen to ciim tlx tne. No will ta him. At his hip swung a revolver, found. Tulgr hint tint vintlnl'. rtnt r Virginia had coveted it from the first, not mirrini, Then wolJIni cirtlflnte belri .-- now u was the work of but a moment ttmiU lt, Uirnit'i mMit writw to bi im- to snatch It from its holster anil press tand't fwiMr chum, Ilotwrt Gordon, tn Atrktn n against tho man's stomach. iptoKr. uktai hira u prot hn mimt. tu "Take your hands off mc," she said. Itttn ttch Gordon', ron, Dick. HU fiUv U 0r I'll pull the trigger," and she ini. tuck rrwliw to u to Afnc in mcJ of poked tho muzzle against his ribs. th. iUnc Mm. 8oott nwdii. Tiriw Mm ran- Taylor know in an Instant what sho men to follow md Mil (loidun. VinlnU Lo sow had accomplished nnd It sobered him. to Afriw en quwt for mIJojm of bfr prnti mtrrUit. Slie Is raptured br Tkx' fodiurlu. (krdoa ' 0 W ' mn-Uoi Hon. Tbs lion siblbtu luuln triUlilo fat tbt set ot nvsrej, , CHAPTER V. (OmUniwd.) M'nitiuTi.'i) fmm her rtniir. nXIlAUBTbD from her otruR- Kiea w ireo owjwi her bonds, Virginia lay In dumb mlwry listening to " . . tho sounds of revel with- out. Tho blacks were dancing now. Their hldoous yells reverberated ... . .. . . .,,. ,, i,v, through tho forest. '1 he dancing llsht from the great tiro they had built to Illuminate the scene of their orgy rose and fell ntful.y acr.sa the open cntranco of tho hut In which the plrl lay. Her own mon would bo Joining In ' , , , ,. v.. H.., the mad rovol, sho well know. No tuo to appeal to them. Already they had shown tho calibto of their loyalty. Only the headman had roma.ued at all atanch lu bui Icaity to her aud ho was a weal; vra.iol oven wnon sober, Now that ho was drunk, as he doubt- loss wus, sho cuul'l not appeal ovon tit liliu with any hopo of a reapoiieo. Now and aKiiin f.no heard ihe volc4 of the white men, maudlin from drink. Hhu ahudde.-sd ne contemplated their return to the hut. Again sho Etniggleo vai-.ly with her boudn. Hupo was eil nitJ'i cxlingutiihea, for what .opa could there te for her heru iitnong these wild javagi and cruel, lolentless uhlies? Aj the blucks danced aud the whlt09 drunk with them, another creature titan Virginia uco'.t heard the lUc- iinnn'Cin noises of their drunken vei. A gicut. black-uutu'd lion. fi.' rn8,1,', i'Xt u!ng.U 'no" and ugu'm hu would hull, with his licau cocKoti upon una hho an" ears up-prlcked. men ub wuuiu 10- Hound ami round tho outside of tho Incloauru ho n.n.ni ..ik uiii'ilihv heat. Occasionally a low, u very low, moan i-bcuped his liiw a weird, (koou-frr.-iliig moan that, hupplly for K. - r.f thn rnvoiiiin. IIIO J-l'4tli Ul iiiiuu , ' was urownod by their own hideoua noises. What were his IntentlonsT That ho seemed searching for some- thlng or some one appeared c-v dent. Onco ur twice he p maed and lifting hta head measured the dlatunco to the top of .ho paimade. 1 o the very gales had ho followed the Hpoor of tno whlto men who had slain hi. mate. For them ho had cf.me. ore they with- InV He could not catch their nwiit. ,)0Lt,hSflK.1.; seiol t men his m - hlm that they must Dt ltnin. vnjr hut iiel'her was he any fool. He know the powers and the purpose of ni.wn ...fc. I " .1.,,. know the powers and the purpose of guns and spoari., and no Knew to., that once with n the mllsade with the mnn-I-o wbllo all wero awake, ho mlch' b.i killed beforo he hud accom- mlch' ho Rilled beroro ne nuti accoui- IlllKi. .'J i...-' .i.ii. .,. i. i.rf.-ime tho sounds of revelry as ono by omi blacks succumbud to tho Influences of thmr native beer and the whlto man's whiskey. Present- ly Taylor rose unsteadily und made his way towaru ins oui. i.kk-i little, for 1t whs his bo.ii-t that no ' , ,.. :u,h:I h hor pre.cnco and would not not.ee her. Taylor sober might be app .iled to in thu morning. Thcra must bo a fibre of chlvulry boiivi- whoro in the boiil of any man in whose viens flowed the honored blood of tho acotts; but Taylor drunk would bo adamant to any lntluenco counter to his pojunoiH. From tho daiKness or ner cornor in a thick voice that belled the steadl- ncss ot nis carnuKe. Bho did not reply, and he crossed the hut, stooping and feeling for hor wlth his hands. Presently he touched hen and an "ah!'' of satisfaction broko from his lips. "'Lm. aw eel e." ho mummed. ITS LI unshed the revenge upuii which ud .- wus bent, and so ho bided his tlmo auoui uoruou w en mi uw t .nun ui. V- , . a tierce and terrible thing, panuing no mure. . ""' rJ 5i...-.iv ii,mmrh the bluck night "Uo to It." growled Taylor: "thcro frantically ;'? ,,.,:n;.i .h i.,.i,s,i.io. can't bo any cut blto mo up without of the mi.. ..I.. I,, u-iirn vlr.lvlv nn. ICSS DUVlllg for It." WorO couh. curry his loan nice a gonue- " """"" h, 3 n'.'r""'1 f'?1 1DD ?lllnl 'nrc,i tlia man' Sow ",tlle' vara"1. tr.ce?? 01.d oi lildeous. bestial force, that was drag- Vi'rg.i.i. wide ,.yed and sleepless, through thu stagnant night. It wlrlod Klng tho temtlod man backward to his ()aw li.ni..ru.u hln(; In the extremity across li.. X,Ttha no'str ?00m wl,nLn the Uark ln,orlor of the of her f. uV she lolled to the far side w. l"sV"h 'hBcen? of tho h.Ut: , yut,i eould but Virginia iw how slightly ho stag- thaiciied wall. Then ho moved to an- mingled with a savage, thunderous gered and her hopo renowed. llo .,'iur aml linothcr. searching for tho roar and then silenco. might not bo so badly Intoxicated as Iir,.y ..e ilUnted. And all unconscious The cries of Hootch aroused tho na- sho had feared: Ixit as ho lurched J,f n9 Krlsly presenco tho blacks tives. Warriors wero pouring from through the low doorway her heart wt,htn slept on In blissful Ignorance, every hut-tho whole village was r.. i, i.it.iii hup nanui aloud . A. 'Vi nmini- nt will aroused. Virgin la turned and resumed ;nla did not answer, feigning between her teeth, nor released her UIs wide and scurried Into the dark-:..-.i n ..ua i.a.i. ti. n... ...n v. hart niinnst Hflverod it ncis of the forbidding forest. Vlrg sleep I ... "1 snouldcr and shook her. mi "Wako up. Kid! no snouted " " . ... show you rm not snusn a nan sort, S crooks out Iheie wanted me to croak you; but I'm a golraun; I won't croak you If you treat mo right." Ho dragged her to a sitting posturo and put his arms about her. 8he could not piuh him away or fight him off. for her arms wero pinioned behind her- "Scott!" sho cried. "Think what you are doing! 1 am your own c0.V?.n. i ,,. v "I-'irsh cousin onco removed," he concern. "Please. Scottl sho pleaded, "Please leave mo alone." For reply hn kissed her. "You beast!" tno cried. Writes a New African Jungle v0 beast." hn assured. "To show what a iroo" fellow 1 am I'm eoln' to giowly his hand crept down to seize hers where it held tho weapon close afralnst him. "Put up your hnnds, she warned him, "and put them up quickly. I shall take no chances, Bcott, and I Rive you my word that I'd breathe freer If you were dead." 1 na man raised nis nanas anove nis hM(J ftnd Vlrf.,nla pran(? , ncr fMt The man raised his hands above his' Now stay whero you are," she commanded. "Don't come out ot this tout before, morning. If you do, or make any attempt to stay or recap- turo m(, i hail certalnlv make it mv nolo point In life to kill you beforo I -tn retaken." Hlowly she backed across tho floor toward',ho UoorwAy Hho would arouse her mon and at the point of Scott's revolver forco them to accom- .S? krleTthaU.o t,nn aeath was tho best that she could hopo for from Pcott Taylor. It with ? lB" of relief that Bho Pissed tho low porta and found lien,clf n ,h(, puro ,r of tnc moimj bathed tropical night. A prayer of thnnksRlvlnp was on her llpn; but It .SSSlWh. 'ltef ,,, thl,n ll0 wftB rollf?hy aCled from behind and the revolver wrenched tom her grasp. CHAPTER VI. ' Virginia turned to ntrugglo with her captors she saw that they wora Taylor's two . accomplices, and now Tay. I lor. released from the menace 0f the revolver, rurhed from the hut I to the iisilst.inre of hl fellows. It I required tho combined strength of the three to subduo tho girl, who wimj fighting with the strength of draper-1 atlon for I If., and more than life. j Cut at last they overcame her and ! dragged her back Into the hut. Hero' thcy anoV(.j i,or l0 the far side , and tlng from their exertions, .too,; glowering nt her. Taylor was wiping Dioga ironi nis nsnti. virg-inia soott, , ,h n, w (,,,. w, -..........,, transformed In the moment of battle to a primordial she. thing, and as ber nrJt lmman ancestor might have done, . ,.ht ... lcpth nd " ueni un teem una naiw acalnst har assailants. Kellv. too. " ' jlad tclt her strong, whits tee'h sink mtQ ms ,jogh nnd aootcu 00ro a long . f tomnle to chin "Ctcli from temple to cb n. "Tho . oxclalmod the lat- cr "We'd orter of croaked her In . v .... . Taylor w., eying the girl through narrowed lids. All tho beant that was ,n hlm ehono rrom nls evl eycs n turned nnd whispered quickly to Kelly n on Itr'askod the forme, . put her away benln' tho hut." supple- mtiiteu Gootch. "The grouu' soft .... Ih.i .1 1 i.i.l ii'll In. n.wv meiiteu Goo ch. "lhe grouu an' the diggln-ll bo easy. ' "l told you that's wot you': of i ono In the Hint place." gr Kelly. 'It'll leuvo you the on d orter grumbled rvuuj. in. ... i.;.d ..w. ..w.' u.nn't lm n.ilinilv In HilllAal Tho two crooks advanced toward the sjlrl und seized her. lay lor watted to one side, bluw.y they forced her to tho tloor of the hut and Held her there, tuuugh shu fought with ull tho . ? . , , .. . n r , v, And outside the palUado the black white men. With n low growl the " Sr" he "toVpcd the ;a,"ade and dropped noiselessly with- aiisuuo mm uiuVV "j,, ,noment ho stood motionless, n nl)0Ut. Tnoru waa no ono i wlth ionBi easy atrldo.i, his m, ,s'c8 ro)iing In the moon- r."1 benoa.n his smooth hide, the destroyer crossed to the noare.it hut ,,,, Mn,fvmi at tho chinks in tno h thPlr village. in t tia white men s nui mo i brutes struggled with tho battling ",rj Their victory woa not to bo the arSy they bad bargained on. u n" tlicy fought to subdue hor. Zir positions chinged from, tlmo to itm nnco she caught uootens muni" I1U1U UIIU. ,rm"iVfJ. m,nin,. thn crook a - I . Un.J urail.B " " ...L .I. withdrew from tno dmmj iur ' ment to sit with Ma back toward the door nursing hla hurt. Ke ly and Taylor wore still endeavoring to .over. power their quarry without kill ng hor. Their faces were toward the door. Suddenly Virginia felt their grasps relax wl, ln horror, dlrocted across her shoulder. Sho turned to discover what had so quickly diverted their attention from her. and nho gasped at tho sight that met her eyes, rramert in i the doorway waa the massive hctd of a huge Hon. Oootch had not peon the beast. Ho was rolling to and fro drunkenly, holding on to his Injured thumb. Can YOU C I Do HOPE You'll ; Come out of it aii v www ri. Without a word Taylor and Kelly mod and commenced cl&wlne fran. turned and commenced clawing fran- tically at tho frail thatching of tho hut's rear wall. In a moment they had torn un openini; .trga enough to p u th , j, , through. r....i ... i... . will H II o KUIIU llliu HIV At tho same Instant tho lion gave v,"co to n terrlfio mar, and Virginia dodged throur.-h tho r nt that Taylor nml Kcy ,jnd JnuiJp .ind M thu ground outside. Shu saw the two scoundrels fleeing toward tho riKhti aml ,utinotlvcly sbo turned toward tho left, tihe had taken but a taw aU,U VlnZTtMa b ears tho moil bloodcurdling Hcream of ,0rtal agony and terror that ever '' mote upon them In her life. Hho JfiuSSS jutlsfIo n, ht The cry compelled her to turn hor head hick In the dlrtlon of the luu Hill. h.Til filllttn.l . U . t ... light of the ediiutorlnl nmnn uhn nessed that which will bo scared upon ,mnim, lv acr qjing- aay. Snii maw rbviiik ui .w....i. . . -. "wuu, uait luruunu ib umi uau Riven csoapo to nor itau nerseir, clutching at the turf und at tho sldiu torn hut wall. Ills fumm. distorted by aironv mil hnrmi. supremo. Ho hriekod aloud to tha friends who had deserted him and to the Qod that he long since had deserted, and ever ,0wly and horribly, bo Van being "'"" iiu ino inienor or tno hut by an unseen power. All too well tra(fedyi owly the body disappeared and then tho shoulders. Only tho head as left and tho hiuids, tho latter still jUtdiliiK futlloly for u hold upon tho frail wall, the faco white and dlstortod by foar und suffering. And then tho ' waa drawn back out of sight, tho hands gave up their last hold; thore was a frightful wail from within Kiuumy iiuorior, a wan which Sfl S?ht.'-L SilSS J' J"1 a4 moment. Ileyond was tho terrible junglo, the grim, cruel, mya- terloua Jung e: but behind was a fa tn morn tnrrlblo than any the Junglo could offer. Without anolher back- n.. ..n w,. rp,,,. Mo-v. Klrti. I th Kill. occupied by the whlto men by (latch's HKmnmu hntf.H n f M from h :",""' "",.,"',", e ntranw and "-Vt'L srT0ll.no1, ifhtn WRrned by th? tlon. Th 1'" XiyX J?Hcoa,rd,r0um door- .t n'?0. h7mB tho hlocka &dln ml& Thoi waved thel? srs nndshoutniT. bonltip to frlehten tho beast from his "Wngwrrlghten tno Dcast rrom nis AnnQJ;ed and rndBrf.d nervous by the,r am. tho cnrnlroro roared back nls Chanengo, and amid a shower of hurtling spears dashed from the hut. For n moment he stood bewildered while tho blacks retreated, and then he turned and trotted toward the pall- Bade. Seolng him retreat, the natives Ilset. i jur 1 ) he rm ) this is No ) ribM A Whensg') CAME FROM VI ilTWCr PummY, PuMJtv jm ' jq, THAT AT Hp I HE I 7 A FRIENDS THE HOSPITAL.) HEJ HE J A qooDj , meu7,t RICH ( camM ( He-EI HG &ROKE HIS HECK V C-J ffiWl JOKE I ) ' nEhlt ) L J SCReAM J J ITU&) FOR HEAVENS SAKE I ) j He I ") fo I ) ) HA I ) (0 EVeR-YTHiG )rT) l"" T DOK'TLAuCiHl HE ( Ho ' ( HA p aT it HESAYsis HE , HE IT'&ASEMOUS CJ C-i) C - J ( FUY j Droll! WITTYI. """ '"' - - w O 4 k Vs UIU Beat It? right galnod courago and pursued. He skirted close in tho shadow of tho wall for :i short distance, comlug uroscnuy upon the gate which Vir ginia had left open. Thero ho paused for n n Institnt to turn a snarling faco toward his pursuers, a faco which brought them to u sudden halt, and then, wheeling, darted through tho gateway and was gone. .Stumbling th rod sh tho Junglo night, V.rglnia Scott wuii occupied by but u Ingle thought to place as much dls tauco between herself and ricott Tay lor as shn could. In what direction she was going, to what nnmeleas fata she did not know, she did not con sider. Kor the first half hour hers was the flight of panic unreasoning, nmd. hysterical. And surely she had been through enough that day to shake Btcadler nerves and more ex perienced hearts than hem. Thorns nnd underbrush clutched at her short skirt and khnkl Jacket, tear ing them; scratched her hand, hor arms and her faco; tangled them selves between her feet und tripped her. Again nnd ngnln kIio fell, only to scramble to her fent onco more and plunge on deeper nnd deoper Into tho unknown. The myriad Jungle noises fell for a tlmo on doaf ears the movement ot padded feot, thn brush of bodies against vine and bush, tho fluttering of weird wings registered not at all upon her tear-numbed brain. And then, above all other Bounds, broko one that blasted Its way to 'her perceptive faculties. Thunderous, ominous, earth-shaking, terrible, It shattered hor preoccupstlon and awoke her to a sens of the nearness of other dangers than that from which sho wan fleeing. It wns tho roar of a Hon. To hor tenso nerves It sounded clone behind her. Tho girl paused, Hark and rigid. Ilrtonlng. Hhn stood with her clenched hands tight against her bosom. Her breath csmo In little gasps. Hhe could feel her heart beating against her ribs she could hear It: above thn noises of the Junirln It sounded llkn a traitorous tattoo beating out a call to tho prowlern of tho night, guiding them to their prey. For a moment sho ntood thus, until out of the blackness from which sho had come sho thought she heard tho stealthy pail of great feet. With a shudder and a llttlo gnsp she turned again to tleo from this new menace. On she stumbled, hrulfed, blor4lng. hopeless, Vor how long shn could not know. Time had ceased to exist In tho mean, and man madn units of seconds, minutes or hours -each hea-t beat measured an eternity. Shn had been fleeing thus through th black ness of tortured terror since limn be gan she would continue tliuu t. tint hopeless, until thn last trump, an i then thn thing behind her would spring, frightful talons would fasten themselves In her soft flesh, giant fangs would sink deep in nock or shoulder. It would bo thn end. The end! The thought brought her to a sudden stop. Thn end! It was In evitable. Why fleo from the inevl. table? I The Days When "I'llKPAKKDNKSS" Sored Otir Country Are Stirringly llpsprlbeil In When Liberty Was Born By Albert Payson Terhune This will bo next week's complete novel In Tho livening World. It 's a romance of love and patrlotlFm that every true American should read. By Maurice Ketten (tIRLS , I AN T;XPECTlN(j- Wl.n.SAO.TriE FAMOUS HUHOWST GET ReAP ( RaA Cjoob LAUOH J Hhe loaned against the bole of a tree, panting llkn a winded doo that, nfter a brave battlo for liberty. Ilnds Itself spent nnd awaits resignedly thu coming of the hounds. Shn waited, listening for sounds of the coming of tho beast of prey shn felt sure was upon her trail. Hhn lis tened, but she hoard no sound to In dicate that the beast was clo.io at hand, How o vor. ho did not nttompt to delude herself Into a fueling of fnlfii security. She well know the uncanny soundlmisness of the pass ing of the great cats when thny ohose silenco. Hut what wus that? A body, black against tho blackness uf thn Junglo, had moved among the treos to her rlght. Sho strained hor eyes In thn direction of tho shadowy form. Yes! Thero It was, and another and an other. Suddenly two spots of 11 ro glowed dimly from the point upon which her gaze was concentrated. Close beside tbom appeared two other spots. Virginia shrank back against thn tree horrified. A little prayer rosn from her silent Hps. God! Thoy worn coming cl."tr. Stealthily, noiselessly, they wero creeping upon her. The rough bark ot thn tree boblnd her gave to thn frenzied force of her clutching fingers. A pleco broke off, coming away In her hand. Such a little thing may sometimes prove thn most monotonous of a llfntlmn. To Virginia It brought n lightning train of thoughts that opened an avenue of hopo In her hopoWi breast. Tho treo1 Why had .she not thought of It be fore? Thcy were coming close now would tt.jre bn tlmo? Sho turned and mo.is. urrd thn girth of tho bole with het arms. It was not a large tm In that lay still greater hopo. A sudden snarling broke from tho things crep Ing upon her, and at the same Instant she leaped an high ns she could, im brsced thn stem nf thn trcn and srrambled rapidly aloft. Thero was a rush below her, n chorus of angry growls, and some, thing brushed her foot. She heard thn cllrk of Jaws mapping together below her, und then shn drow hcrrelf to thn comparative safety of a lower limb. With reaction camn fnlntncss nnd a puldv dlr.xlness that threatened tn P'uiign her frnrn her sanctuary, but nhn c.tung deperatnly, and after a m. 'nent regained control nf herself. Then, painfully and wearily, shn crawled a IIUlo higher among tho i,t in. lies until iiho found a spot where ,li" .i.uld recllno In greater safety nid 'oinfort. Hit. sh lay sleepless through thn ',-il.iiice of thn nlghtn few hours which .seemed endless to her whlln tV lungle lifn surged back and forth l.iw, around nnd abovn h'T, and thn auntie noises, fnarsnmo and uncanny, r "0 and Ml, a devils' discord Jungllng .in raw nerves. Through those long hours Virginia .sought, by planning, mih ray of HE IS. HILARIOUSLY AQooD LAUGH iw RJMMYi A REGULAR. FOUNTAIrV OP EVGRYTHlMfj OA7S MIR.TH hopo for the tuturu, but each essay In this direction brought her to u doal stop against thu blank wall of far. Sho was alone, unarmed nnd, lost '.u the Jungle, Sno wns surioiunled by suvngo beasts and mivugo mi n by any ono of which shy would bo conslderel natural piny. To retrace thu long Journoy from tho coast, even though aho know th trail, would bu impossible, mid equal ly iinpoHBtblo would bu the ttusk of going uiiead lu search it Hlchurd Oordon, whom she know to bo some whoro to the west of her. Tho morn ulie weighed her chances for exl.sleno ugalnst the forces of destruction pit ted against her. tho more hopob-st appeared her munition. Kvcii the coming ot dawn, onlluur.ly u tlmo of i cut' wing hope, brought no added bouynnoy to her Jaded fcplrlts only a dogged detormlmulon to fight on In tho Inevitable mid, und tlic.ii to dm brai.'ly with u consciousness uf hav ing fought u good light, as hocuinn a granddaughter of Jefferson Hcott. An daylight dispelled the durkneis about htr and objects that hail as sumed grotusquo and menacing pro portions by night receded and shrunk to the commonplaces of day Virginia's eyes sought thu ground below for ;l glluipsn of thn creatures whosn men uun had driven her to the safety of brunches before: but, search as nhn wuuld, she OJillil discover no sign of dangerous boast, und ut lust, re alizing that sno could not remain In the tree forever, ahe dropped to thn ground and isumed her flight. Not ing thn direction of thn sun shn turned her face toward thn west, deciding at last that her onlv hopo of tt.ilvatioh lay in reaching Itlchiird Oordon, nnd Influenced equally, too, by l ho obligation Mm felt Hiring upon her to find and warn him ot the menace which lay in wait upon hl:i homeward trail. That nhe woutd find him shn had lltlln hope; but at least sho would lmv thn poor sati.sfactlon of clinging to duty to the last, however futllo her attempt to fulfil that duty. She had not gone n great distance when Hlm hecuino suddenly uware of the uncanny sensation that nhe wa.s bi lng folluived. Turning, shn looked back inlo the Jungle behind her; but saw iiuthlng. Vet again, the moment she had resumed her way. she could have Hwnru that she heard something moving thioiich the vegetation ut her heels. Wow lung this unntlmi"d hIi rould not have tnld; but at length It no preyed upon her nerves that slvi wa.s i.iiiii inn; u te lured M a tnt" of Ninirky terror equal to that whti 'i luiil cli.ini'd l!cr tin. preceding nigh'. If t'. rould have seen the thin,: that clogged her footsteps, i.ven tu Know Mint It w.is sotnu Ilrrce and ter rlbli creii'iim of destruction, lire nervous suffering would h.-ivn been less; but to feel Its ryes upon hnr and yet not to so It, tn hrnr Its padded footsteps and see no twig disturbed wiih horrible. A dozen times she was on the point of ilainlM.rliig Into a trn : but huugrr anil thirst which ulreidy had assailed hrr told her In no unrertiln terms that there must be no tarrying cx ctit In the last extreme of danger. Wlnln she had strength she must go on i nd nn, for If sho did lint find food and drink she soon would havo no IP ngth to gn. Twenty times she niut have turned 'o search out thn prowler that stiilkeil her, yet shn had hail no slightest i-llmpse of him, when she broke, quite unexpectedly, Into a small clearing. Straight acrosH this shn made her wwy and toward the centro turned again to cant a nervous glance rearward, and BULLY Were is. - HEXT WEEK'S COMPLETE HOVEL IN THE EVENING WORLD When Liberty Was Born BY ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE then sho saw tho thing upon her track a mangy, hideous, skulking hyena. Virginia knew that men looked down upon this rcpulslvo bc.ist, call ing him a harmless coward; but she knew loo that many a man had fallen prey to tho enormous strength anil ferm'lly of theso same creatures. Hhe knew of their cunning and their cruelty, and that, like all other hunted beasts, they wero as perfectly mv.iro when man was unarmod ns was mat: himself. She had heard tales of tholr cour age too: of their attacking Horn nnd drngglng his kill from beneath thn very nose of tho king of boasts. And so she did not deceive herself, ns havo others to their sorrow, as to tho cow ardice or tho luirmlcssness of this, Nature's nost loathsome creation. Fifty yards ahead wnn a low treo growing solitary In tho clearing. Hho would tnko refuge tnern until tnn beast had gone, Hhe quickened her pace. nnti, turning tier nem, saw, to her horror, that tho hyena had broken Into a trot and was coming straight for her. Kven so, sho could reach thn tree; she was unite near It now. Thn hyena wan not charging, Just trotting slowly toward her. I?vldently he was too euro of his prey to feel any neces sity for exerting himself. Virginia reached the tree In ampin tlmo to climb to safety, and It was with a little prayor ot relief that sho looked up for a hand hold upon a lower branch n prayer that from upon her lips and turned to a scream of horror, startled from overwrought nerves, as stio saw a great snKo colled In the branches abovn hor head, CHAPTER VII. IIK.V daylight broke upon the vlllnge from which Virginia had enenped It found Taylor and Kelly, shaken but bo. . , , ,, bered, preparing to set out in search of Virginia. In tho Jungle outside tho pallsado thoy had burled ouisino in-, lyu.. thn torn remnant of "hat had once been William Oootch, and then tnoy cnthcrod their men together and set . is imll nf thn clrl forth upon the trail of the g rl. Spreading out In a groat circle, two or three together, they beat thn Junglo , all directions. Chance tad the two whites with ft handful of men toward the west, and a shred of torn khaki cllnelni' tn n thorn bush put ono of cungiiu, in . ..,. th(lt tho nutlvcn upon her trail. Alter mat It was easy nnd thn party madn rapid nrogreaa In tho wakn of tho ficetlns 1 ... . ... ,. And to tho wost another camp waa astir, llrenkfant was served nnd dls- t.oscd of. and Olck Oordon, humming .... i-1 .. ..nt i... In tho morning" Ifii nico to got up in tno mormnK. (hnuldorod ft light sporting rifle, and with his i:un bearer at nig ntow wuu his express sot out along tho coast unrd trull ahead of his safari. Thn day wa beautiful, Oordon was happy. Ilroailway hold mom pitfalls than tho Jungle. Ills was but a happy, caro freo Jaunt to tho coast. it.. wnj alreadv commencing to reel sorry that his .runst was over and his Hui-iy nun ... i ' . . lh inning pom. I. . - humdrum of clvlllzatlonl Ho shrugged disgustedly. Not an untoward occur rence upon tho ontlre trip. The mo notony of Now York had followed hlm into tho wlldn of Africa. He had been born, evidently, to thn commonplace. Adventure nhunned him. And then, dlroctly ahead and so i.asn that It sounded fhcill upon his ears, rus.i thn scream of u terrlllnd Jsvlor wounded. It seemed prnrtlcnllr woman. Oordon leaped forward ut a hopeless to expect to prevent Oordon rapid run. . a dozen paces be broke f.tl from tho Junglo Into ii small clearing nlonn, nor would he try. Hn could to a sight which surprised hlm no less knlfn a mm In thn back with ease, than would tho presence of a Numl- 't a look nt Oordon had nssurpd him iii.iii .iui.iu i ... thnt It would not be profitable etn dlun lion loose upon Fifth Aenuo. pioymont , attempt to get neir Hn saw llrst a dishevelled whlto girl enough to that athletic nnd competent clothed In torn khaki, her hair loos- looking young man to rench him with oaod and fallen about hor ( shoulder ".iX lu her hand was a broken branch and nl, vrnt surroundings were Ton snarling about hor was a hugo hyena, cerned. closing In ready to charge. "Oct Vm back in thn good nl U. a." lie tore either tbo gin or tno ooasi realized that a new factor liuu uteri precipitated Into their encounter Oor don had thrown his rifle to his shoulder and Itred Just as the hyena chtti- r d. With n yolp of agony tho lililenus erratum tumbled over nnu ping his rlllo. stoadied hor with ht.s arm. ... . . , "In the name of all that Is holy, lm said, "who aro ou, and what are you doing here alone In tho Jungio?" "Vou aro Mr. Oordunl" lie nodded. "Yes, my name Is Oor don: but bow tho how In thn world did you know that nnd who are you?" "I am Virginia Scott," she repllod. HV w is still trembling and unstrung. It wns with dtlhV'ilty that slin coin, posed hersolf milllrlently to unswer dim inherently. flnrdnn's eves went wide at tho dls closure of hr Iilenllly. "Miss Scott!" hn exi lalmd. "What mv mother's consin, and he set out nfier you to to -oh. It is terrible. Mr. Oordon he has follownl .u to kill you," "He was the otlior hnlr?" Vlnrfnla nnddnl. "And you hnvn taken thei-e frightful chances to wnrn me?" hn nHked. "Thero was no other way," sho re plied In questioned her further, nnd bit by bit wrung fmm her th whole ter rible story of t1 n ordeals through whl'-h she hnd passed. "nd she his .on all thU fnr ft'.'. il.. of a -Irmger," he thought ,at a lrl!" lie nnd been watching her closely iis shn talked, nn.l hn found It illttl. cult to takn hlB eyci from her face, It waa a very beautiful faco. Ka lreirtwo'a;r fmi'lcas '.nd they',, plnKed ...o Us carcass, finishing It old U. s?fd hot th flnrdnn had run forward, stopping rhSSh-J'hr'Sr. Jr,l...,:'.0, .ev?r onlv inomenturlly to fire, and nn In- M,v r'lP,)', ,M" eonrt. but." nnd hn s a,t afier h.sr.ayt shot ho stood bo- J ' J Mn. 1 m nil In for a forn thn girl looking down at her with ";nV"' " ,7; ," tnU" them to astonishment and Incredulity writ- .1,$ 1 ' ; h"0 ten largo upon his cotinlenanee. r' n ' ' P t att thing over on She looked up at him In iMiual aston- J ' , v'nl roh mB oi ishmen llo saw her reel, and drop. hay mino by r ght even If it isn't brought you lore ll In't your mother . : . ' 1 " " K.t mv letter telllfg her that I would . 1 J '" ' i ' oV.'T. bring her ,hn papers fro,,, the old ft; TH.lywXy bor. mission? ....... .. .pvnral young Hons, a fnw leoii.inls "Ves," shn exp'nlned "bu another byrnxs find other sperlnieni of thn' saw your immr nr.si - .cnu i.ij ior. ..,ln nf i,n (B.,..,., thn grime nnd the tllrt and the scratches could not conceal that fact. "You have done a very wonderful thing. Miss Hcott," ho said. "A very bravo, nnd wonderful, and foolish thing. I thank God that I found you in tlm. I shudder to think what your fate would have been had elianco not led us together at th right moment." As they talked another party cam to tho edge of the clearing upon Its enatern vargo came and halted t tho sight disclosed bofore their eyes. It was Taylor, Kelly nnd their blacks. They hod henrd tho shot and hurried forward, hut cautlsusiyj as they wer sura that Virginia wns not armed. When Taylor saw tho girl and Scott tognther he saw tho end ot all bis hopes unless . Ills eyes nnrrowed ns the suggestion forced Itself upon him. Hern were thesq two who stood nlonn between him and fortune. Two shots would put thorn from his path rorever. Htimiui eltner ever reach civilisation again Hcott Taylor would become an outcast. The storv of his villainy would make him a marked man In the haunts he best loved. Never again could ho return to llrondway. Gordon's back' was toward hlra. The girl's eyes were hidden from him by the man's broad shoulders. Tay lor stepped from behind tho tree that had concealed him. Ho took careful aim at his first victim the man. And p0,,t,n "Vid X Ira niv horr nirt oTff'A at mat moment (Jordon shifted his It was too late tn warn Mm. Tkm was but ft single ehnncn to save him. Them was no sign In her expression that she had discovered Taylor. Hn was readjusting his aim tn th changed position of his target, nnd hn wnn taking his tlmn about It. too, Jor h.n oou,1 not afford to bunglo or ai nn'i.. t,. ... . . , At uordon s belt nwtinir his revolver, Virginia was so close she conM tones him by crooking an elbow. She did ""t have to take, a step closer, nnd It wnj th k h t F,cond t0 wn,n lh8 rnvoIver from ta ho,,tJr;0llj,nU it up upon Hcott Taylor nnd pull thn trigger. At thn report Oordon wheeled ,n surprise townrd thn direction thn ,r) ,)ad flrp(, Mw n mftn drop n rifle nnd stagger out of sight behind n i tree, and then the trirl gR-W & rX hrnnches of whleh thev had met. "It waus Taylor." nhn whispered, "He hnd levelled his rlfln at vou. llo would have shot you In tho back, tho cri ..r thought." aald Dk Oordon In a wondering voice, "that I owed yon about nil that n man could owe to n, fellow. being: hut now vou have still fllrtrt)r Bdd;,, , my d(nt. na r BU" .Ton own me nothing: thn ohllga- tlon Is still nil upon the sidn of my mother nnd myself." replied Virginia. ,.nnt ,f yf)n Wftnt ,o nM n th0nd: fnld ,0 tnixt ohlltmtlon I can tell you nowjnii can oo ir. "How?" nsked Oordon e.igerlv. "My getting me and yourself nut of this hideous country and bs.ck to America as quickly ns It can hn dnnn." "Oood." cried Gordon. "Wo'll start In Just a minute, but first rm going after thnt human mephitis nnd put hlm where ho won't shoot anv morn nt a man's back or .bother women." nnd calling to his men. who wern now coining up, hn started across thn clearing tn Ptirptilt of Taylor. That worthy, however, eluded them. Wnunded In thn for?arm, bn had scur ried Into thn Jitnvle, hilf mtpnorteil, half dragged hv ICellv, who. while fee. Ing no lovalty townrd his lender, shrank with terror from thn thought of being left alone to thn mnrcle of thn blncks In tho centre of Africa. Thn reward hn had about given up with the sight of Oordon and thn girl to gether, for with Oootch dead nnd " '"i inymr an- in agree to help you: hut Africa never nariln!" and hn raised his right hand solemnly abovn his he.sil. Tnylnr smiled Irnnlenlly. "Yes! 'Oet 'em bnck tn the mod old IT. R.'" ho mimicKea. -i nevil go bsek of them.. lrrlnla was for giving tho native viilngn of her adventures a wide berth, but Oordon assured hnr that thev inns, pan, it on the trail to the const, and that hn whs rather anxious tn do so nnd Interview tho chief. Tho tnnn of vnlen In which ho stated hla tlntermlnatlnn filled Virginia with alarm nnd shn madn him promise that hn would do nothing to arouse thn wrnth of thn natives. Hut pnss thn vlllagn thev did, nnd much to their surprlsn thn first peipln they saw emerging from tha gniei to meet them wero several miiiiii mrn. iney nroveil tn lm through -wliirh they t.u passed. Now they wcrn on their ly tn the const, but thn ntnrles tbe. hul hnunl of thn wonderful black maned Hon thnt had terrorized thn vl'lugn and killed a whlto man then lint night before had deter mined St'i'i'i to stop long nnough to uttempt o capttiru tho splendid Iwint 15 rdnn and Virginia tarried with tho'ii i"it a few minutes, then con tinue I their way to thn coast, which they reached without Incident after what was, to Oordon at least, thn pteih.intpst Journey of his llfo. Had it not Vcn for the inxlety which he knew tl.n girl's mother must be suf fcifui: on iruoutit of her mad eaca- padn hn would havo found means to uroloug the Journey many days, (To Do Continued.) ........ .,, ,., u 4 miuw em, i ll nhnw 'em." Mi .- v. 1.