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OF THE FOREST
By WILLIAM FREDERICK DIX >v H< F.iund Daphno. I..i . I'uJ-JIcd and Motionle.s. nut trei ind i I r. The air was fragrant with green. . j ide the streai rept i mks. ? ? ? ? ? . - ii?" He I ' her in . n i ' ?? i "I think ' ? Marshes of Glynn' and 'Sui ? written. replied. "1 wish we had I | an ideal place to i ," he answered. "I never b Thev nded I ill, and at the t ? -, hich they had a superb and ui i ean swcpl : ipphire Mue. al I : ? ... thi - yellow beach. Here an I f tail grass, and in a I t downward ? i. ? ' ' wondei '??'.? ; u ? : ? tatue, his ?;' r to her feel Miss Cru v. ? ? . rcver 1 U .... .... .,,,. :: ' ? :?.:.'. nfroi : .' ? found hei ir. ? "I -.- ... i '?_ot_ go bai k tn ?':. II :. tie in 1 r the night. II them to forward, 1 . r ei Th.-n h fallen foresail, ...... . ? ? Mi ; n ? ? All ?' ll w~__.ii ? dinner, remoi ? ? feminine ski! ? ? . ? ? ? Hei i ? ? ? ? ? ? "No, in leed!" 1*11 sit l I ?"? man Fi Hen ntii ... I think lh good, ? ? ? : : ? fi ? ? ? l ? ? nce. ai ' ' ' he found the electric lighl b itl n m I pu he I but no light came. "By I-.v--'" he ex< I limc I, l 'fl.-1, "the dynan ?-_ arcn't ronning! No light, ol ourse," and he dashed down the eorndors, returning after ieveral minut< l i his arms iii!,-! with cmergency lanterns. "I have found th-- kerosene :....," he aid, and tell t-. work again. S-.-.n ln- ha ! the lanterns fille 1 and lighted an 1 hung them in thc saloon, corridor, md stairs. Then they wenl on deck. A greal moon i i from the lea, and lha ?; tl " light. Th-- V. wer.- ilent and dark. They iat together in their chairi ..ii I h itted a little Then Miss Forresl rose. "1 ?:. very tire I; I think I"H go belo I "(ioodnight/ he replied. "Here's the key I companionway door. Lock it on theinside. And you'd beit.-r leave one or two lamps burning below. Every thing is locked up. I hope you will ileep well. Pl 'asa try to, and don't wony. Sh.- smiled brav.lv. "(ioodnight," ihe said; "I'm all nght." Barriston took a turn or two on deck, and fr tern looked long and meilitatively oul it the ea. Then he threw away his cigar, locked himsclf in his .ui 1 u.-nt ta. bc ! ""T11!I: nexl morning Barriston awokeearlierthan usual. 1 and once more bathed and dressed withoul the ai 1 of his man. The morning wa . a ? u u .'., a radianl n -, .md he found it a curiou ? cnsation to ?tep oul from hi_ eabin upon the familiar deck of the ship to find il ??: - bowered in a tropical forest. "We need a dcckhand her.-." he remarked whimsii ullv t-. himsclf, "to sweep the leaves off the dei k. Wanted, ai.an-going deckhand cx|>crienced in gardening!" aud hc leaned over the hip's rail and pi< keil a hibi a us flower for his buttonhole. He found tha- door to the companionway unlocked and descended to find Miss ; ? energetii ally al work in the galley. A fragrant odor of hol coffee ereeted his nostrils. "<'..1 morning, Mr. Robin son!" wa ? hercheerj ing. "C.1 morning, Miss Crusoe!" he replied. "I lo 1- ipe you slcpt well." "Very well, after I once got to ileep," he replied. 'T wi h you would open ome |x>rtholis in the -iloon in 1 le while I make the toast. Thi bre tii i trifle t ilc Th.- egg - will be ready presently, and there ? on and marmal i le." "I have been exploring the '?????.' t at theii ireakf.isl "There i* to last ti fof years, '- un-l; of Hour, I nd Vi-gel bie and i ondenst'd milk, ji - n ', v?hi may 1?- pl.-.is, ,1 to ki . I II im ! plcnl -. ??! ii-- h fruil in ! ti n-l ? "I've l>een 'ir:. I ? . -how how moilern i ? ' ? i . i wisc I ? m. thal we ... - ' t the ? . ? planl n I make j I lumes, I rioit" . i ......... lr. ? Robii ....... . ? i ? totny i ! ...... I don't ki try, im ? ? I don't know 1 , an-1 I . ? ? ne und 1 . is ai I "II 1 ..... ... ? ? -? ? tire th.ii ? ' ' -Hei ! er, 1 ?