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an hour before, and donned it. As she tinned lowar?
tin door I In* thought of lin- thirty dollars ran into hei mind like I Ha .li i f lightning, She held up her hands and kinked at them. At least she was rid of that thrift a, i lined money Mrs. Norton bmkc roughly into her thinking, "Here!" ...id Mr.. Norton, and He halted and fared about, 'You forgot siitnelhiii', H< ... I found il thar in tin weeds ankle n' tin- gate, whar I found you. Take it." She held "Hit the Lille Latld.'lll.l. It i linked I'l. a e plea e k k keep if" faltered M< U. ' lake ?'" 1, pealed Ml. N'ol'loll. I' seeme'l to Mi -, . a ? .he wallad -lowlv t ! 11. .11 j.' 11 the w, h ?lian, I, knowing nothing and? ?ring not hing of the way her .t raving fool t.p de, I h. r, that ?he must cany those thirl) millslom ? to the very end "f In r journey of life, She .allied them in Loth hands, that they might no! .|? ak lo her in that ai en ling ' link. She iin-l a man with a rifle on In ? ?hoiiltler: he turned in. head away, and In. head Was high. She tint a Woman with a hag of cornineal on her hip: the woman drew her faded gingham Imntu t ovi i I" r? y? -and pa ; ,.-,l ilt-ntly. She tint a half-gmwn girl: tIn- girl boldly 11 m i.-, I no h.-r in. -o II.- wandern I on. 'Where was iho to go now? Wlnre was there a pkiec thai she uiij;h! m weh nine lay her headt She fell that -.he was an out* Sin- met a child with a toy can in his hand : the , hili I didn't know, and In stopped Im f< it her and -a title, I. Sin lank lo lier knees heavily, tears ?treamingd >wn her i.,,, - She would have clas|Ni| the little figure to her heart; laiit a . ?he rai -. il In r arm ? tin- ?ilver . linked and llierc I?) forbaile h?T toiimtaminate. There came to her face .m h a look of im . i \ Ihiil the child ran away ?njright. She stretched In r ii.esI toward (?<d. "llave nu-R-y mi me!" she liegg? d, ga ?ping and . linking. Then tin-re grew and gn-w liefon Int', as though it wen- Lorn of the m til <?! mist that en '-nifKi el her vision, a it'.,n.; an 1 talwarl Lip?. Two big, jerking hand- reached down to her, and to.k Inr under the inns, and lifteil her loher feet. The touch wa ?asmagic She saw that It Wil I.nte Raym t, and that he wa too full of her own griff to talk. But he had no right what ever to maki ol Ibis man of all men an outcast like her ,-ll. She drew away, and ran, and ran, and ran. W/dlKX .he slopped oil the CfSSt of the Illoilllt,'lill, **anting heavily and hoarsely, her head was dearer. She sal down In rest and lo think: The man Lipp.rt was dead. Somebody had shot him. These were absolute and imi'ucstionablc facts. Sin didn't b.-lieve Norton was guilty. She began ? T.v and laborious pro? ess of elimination. One man aftc another she named over who would never have done it In the end her aistx-cts were brought down to thre., - Aimer Leeke, a matt who never worked when there wai any way of getting around it ; Tid Symcs, whom a ?aarty of masked men had taken out and whipped for havtf-Jj threatened to heal his wife; and Henry Unnett, wfn waa always ipa-.tinj- ground squirrels for the fun oi seeing them die Now if he was to find out without doubt who w.'c really guilty, it would rentore Norton to his family? and perhap?; re top-h<r to h>r form, r pi.i'. in thi hi lits of Ih?.'. who now look? d upon In r a I a thin?.' without the semblance "f honor. She set ..ut at a fast walk f-.r the cabin -?i n v? ry '?Id an I gray and wrinkled woman named Granny Potter, who lived on the farthest end of Red Ivy Mountain. ""PUREE days later a ?tooped and wrinkled ?II wo? man liinp.d into a rlcscrtcd cabin on RlackfefTl Mountain ami with a morl of relief threw a pa? '.. down ou lin- Moor. Sh< built a l;fi- in th.- mildew? '1 lin pie e, and Itegan to brew a pol of < oi?ee. Shortly afterward a do/, n i urioii i mountain) er ??'.. rc p i i m;; m at tin- open doorway. < Ine of th? m Spoke: "lb thar! Whar you from.'" The itrangi Uioking old creature rose and fa? cd them. "M. '." .h.- aid. "I'm from every whar V?*iginny kist. I lellsfi nun. ;, Mygrandmothcrwasa ievi'nthd,'itter,and my mother was a ?eventh ?latter, and m? I'm a ?eventh datt.r too. Pifty cents. N'? pay if you hain't arisfied." Half a dollar came ?pinning through the air and f'-ll at tin- old woman's feel. Sin- pi. lad it up, turm '1 h? r keen, black ey? i upon the man who had thmwn it, told him more than he nallv wi lud t?. have told about himself. He .topped her when she began to tell about his taking a racoon fmm another man'; tr.i]>. The m w i .pread quii kly, n ? new alway ?pn ad - in the big hills. Everybody came nearly. It was almost uncanny, the way thai ?trange old In-han woman liad of reading the past, the present, and the future. Tin- man who did m?| i i,me wa ? II? nry Linnett. He said thai notindy had any right t ? know the future. Linnetl had m ver marri? ?I, for the all suffi? i? m rea ?on that he had ne. et? been able to per nade a Woman to take his name. He lived alone save f-r half a dozen lern and mangy hounds. QNI-: nicht bii cabin -loor ?u opened -.,?,., ,., 'de. and th? fortune ,, ||, r .,,,,, ,, ,?,,,?. room. Th.r. wa l a quel r mi|e ,,? |? r Henry Linn.it rote and began to back ? d'vo'i want here.'" he ?'r-.'.'.li I "Li' La'" cackled the it rang? okl tn ,? :r. - \,?| don't git a ikeered o' me now! Wl I tell yore fortune! I couldn'l !? had ."in.- to me all Lut tritt frithout a arvin' ? I'm a ?poin' to tell il an binn.it wa . white, 'I h? okl ., rv with her brown hand . n?-< tedly, :i. though und? r on* "I see a hou '.< and a man a play in' i yard by ? and' ligl man tall and '.'.'' |,,w I ?.. ' him 'i-- 'h- t' n?. I wind'..-. thar' a Mik it finjp r |i'd! ' "That'll do'" Linn? ti i ri toward h r, hi t ? ? brutal and di tori that yon don'' I II nobody ? ' ? .1 nd you tin ? Tin- door I!. -.-. ..;? n. I.e. I ford prang into tin room, an ! in I' wa? a rille "I '-.n't yon make a mov?, II ? dcred in a voice 11 I ?. nrw : Linn? I ' '.'..i charge of I'. be bfillght. < '! ! ?".ratm-. I' ? at :i.i lb ?et about th? lili walnut tain '? tO?NI I iag If. | I-, B? I.,-;. ? ?TM II-! n? xl mon th? m ni ' the horiz m 'I lln ir live-., with fragrant and . Cn ' k. Th? n- a patdnd o mm h tl whi? h .'. might well have remind. ?! <?? tiirii"d husband's strong and not in ? 1 forth InT rigl I silv.-r fell with a la ?t.clii from >igl t foi THE GIRL HE LEFT BEHIND HIM_by c. clyde swires