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'jOTtJD TIE WMFfflloS® Uncertain Whether She Should Feel Relieved or Anxious. SYNOPSIS. The story opens with the shipwreck of the steamer 011 which Miss Genevieve Leslip, an American heiress. lx>rd Win thrope, an Englishman, and Tom Blako, • brusque American, were passengers. The three wcr* tossed upon an uninhab ited Island and were the only ones not drowned. Blake recovered from a drunk en stupor. Blake, shunned on the boat, because of his roughness, became a hero R8 preserver of the helpless pair. The Englishman was suing tor the hand of Miss Ijoslle. Blake started to swim back to the ship to recover what was left. Blake returned safely. Winthrope wasted his last match on a cigarette, for which he was scored by Blake. Their first meal was a ilead fish. The trio started a ten mile hike for higher land. Thirst at tacked them. Blako was compelled to carry Miss Leslie on account of weari ness. He taunted Winthrope. They en tered the Jungle. That night was passed roosting high in a tree. The next morn ing they descended to the open again. All three constructed hats to shield them •elves fronTwthe sun. They then feasted on cocoa nuts, the only procurable fend. Leslie showed a liking for Blake, hut detested his roughness. l.,ed by Blake they established a home in some cliffs. ?llake found a fresh water spring. Miss .eslie faced an unpleasant situation. Tlioy planned their campaign. Blake re covered his surveyor's magnifying glass, thus insuring fire. He started a jungle lire, killing a large leopard and smoth •rlng several cubs. In the leopard's cav ern they built a small home. They gained the cliffs by burning the bottom of a tree until it fell against the heights. The trio secured eggs from the cliffs. Miss Leslie's white skirt was decided upon as a signal. Miss Leslie made a dress from the leopard skin. Blake's ef forts to kill antelopes failed. Overhear ing a conversation between Blake and winthrope. Miss Leslie became fright ened. Winthrope became ill with fever. Blake was poisoned by a fish. Jackals attacked the camp that night, but were driven off by Genevieve. Blake returned, after nearly dying. Blake constructed an animal trap. It killed a hyena. CHAPTER XV.—Continued. "Mr. Blake!" she exclaimed, "Mr. Winthrope Is going off without a ■word: but I can't endure it! You have no right to send him on such an er rand. It will kill him!" Blake met her indignant look with n sober stare. "What if it does?" he said. "Better for him to die in the gallant service of his fellows, than to sit here and rot. Eh, Win?" "Do not trouble yourself, Miss Genevieve. I hope I shall pull through all right. If not —" "No, you shall not! I'll go mysolf!" "See here, Mitts Leslie," said Blake, somewhat sternly; "who's got the re sponsibility of keeping you two alive for the next month or so? I've been In the tropics before, and I know something of the way people have to live to get out again. I'm trying to -Co my best, and I tell yon straight, if you won't mind me, I'm going to make you, no matter how much it hurts your feelings. You see how nice and meek Win takes his orders. I ex plained matters to him last night—" "I assure you, Blake, you shall have no cause for complaint as to my con duct," muttered Winthrope. "I should like to observe, however, that in speaking to Miss Leslie —" "There you are again, with your •verlasting talk. Cut it out, and get busy. To-morrow we all goon a hike •Jo the river." As Winthrope started off, Blake turned to Miss Leslie, with a good natured grin. "You see, it's this way. Miss Jen ny—" he began. He caught her look of disdain, and his face darkened. "Mad, eh? So that's the racket!" "Mr. Blake, I will not have you talk to me in that way. Mr. Winthrope Is a gentleman, but nothing more to me than a friend such as any young wom an—" "That settles it! I'll take your word for it, Miss Jeftny," broke in Blake, and springing up, he set about his work, whistling. The g'ri gazed at his broad back and emit head, uncertain whether she should feel relieved or anxious. The more she thought the matter over, the more uncertain she became*, and the more she wondered at her uncertain ty. Could it be possible that she was becoming interested in a man who, if ber ears had not deceived her — But no! That could not be possible! Yet what a ring there was to his voice!-r-so clear and tonic after Win thrope's precise, modulated drawl. And her countryman's firmness! He could be rude if need be; but he would make her do wljat he thought was j>est for her health. Was it not possible that she had misunderstood his words on the cliff, and so mis- Judged—wronged—him ?—that Win thrope, so eager to stipulate for her hand — But then Winthrope had more than confirmed her dread ful conclusions taken from Blake's words, and Winthrope was an English gentleman— She ended in a state of utter be wilderment. CHAPTER XVI. The Savage Manifest. Ss WINTHROPE had suc ceeded in dragging him self to and from the head land without a collapse, the following morning, as soon as the dew was dry, Blake called out ail hands for the ex pedition. He was in the best of hu mors, and showed unexpected consid eration by i:re«entiug Winthropa with a cane, which he had cut and trimmed during the night. Having sent Miss Leslie to fill the whisky flask with spring water, he dropped three cocoanut-shell bowls, a piece of meat and a lump of salt into one of the earthenware pots, and slung all over his shoulder in the ante lope skin. With his bow hung over the other shoulder, knife and arrows in his belt, and his big club in his hand, he looked ready for any contin gency. "We'll hit first for the mouth of the river," he said. "I'm going on ahead. If I'm not in sight when you come up, pick a tree where the ground is dry, and wait." "But I say, Blake," replied Win thrope, "I see animals over in the cop pices, and you should know that I am physically unable —" "Nothing but antelope," interrupted Blake. "I've seen them enough now to know them twice as far off. And you can bet on it they'd not be there if any dangerous beast was in smell ing distance." "That is so clever of you, Mr. Blake," remarked Miss Leslie. "Simple enough when you happen to think of it," responded Blake. "Yes; the only thing you've got to look out for's the ticks in the grass. They'll keep you interested. They bit me up in great shape." He scowled at the recollection, nodded by way of emphasis, and was off like a shot. The edge of the plain beneath the cliff was strewn with rocks, among which, even with Miss Leslie's help, Winthrope could pick his way but slowly. Before they were clear of the rough ground, tfaey saw Blake disappear among the man groves. The ticks proved less annoying than they had apprehended after Blake's warning. But when they approached the mouth of the river, they were alarmed to hear, above the roar of the surf, loud snorting, such as could only be made by large animals. Fearful lest Blake had roused and angered some forest beast, they veered to the right and ran to hide behind a clump of thorns. Winthrope sank down ex hausted the moment they reached cover; but Miss Leslie crept to the far end of the thicket and peered around. "Oh, look here!" she cried. "It's a whole herd of elephants trying to cross the river mouth where we did, and they're being drowned, poor things!" "Elephants?" panted Winthrope, and he dragged himself forward beside her. "Why, so there are; quite a drove of the beasts. Yet, I must say, they appear smaller —ah, yes; see their heads. They must be the hippos Blake saw." "Those ugly creatures? I once saw some at the zoo. Just the same, they will be drowned. Some are right in the surf!" "I can't say, I'm sure, Miss Gene vieve, but 1 have an idea that the beasts are quite at home iu Uie wa CAMERON COUNTY PRESS. THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1910. ter. I fancy they enjoy eurf bathing as keenly as ourselves." "I do believe you are right. There Is one going in from the quiet water. But look at those funny little ones on the backs of the others!" "Must be the baby hippos," replied Winthrope, indifferently. "If you please, I'll take a pull at the flask. I am very dry." When he had half emptied the flask, he stretched out in the shade to doze. But Miss Leslie continued to watch the movements of the snorting hippos, amused by the ponderous antics of the grown ones in the surf, and the comic appearance of the barrel-like infants as they mounted the backs of their obese mothers. Presently Blake came out from among the mangroves, and walked across to the beach, a few yards away from the huge bathers. To all ap pearances, they paid as little attention to him as he to them. Miss Leslie glanced about at Winthrope. lie was fast asleep. She waited a few mo ments to see if the hippopotami would attack Blake. They continued to ig nore him, and gaining courage from their indifference, she stepped out from behind the thicket, and advanced to where Blake was crouched on the beach. When she came up, she saw beside him a heap of oysters, which he was opening in rapid succession. "Hello! You're just in time to help," he called. "Where's Win?" "Asleep behind those bushes." "Worst thing he could do. But lend a hand, and we'll shuck these oysters before rousting him out. You can rinse those I've opened. Fill the pot with water, and put them into soak." "They look very tempting. How did you chance to find them?" "Saw 'em on the mangrove roots at low tide, first time I nosed around here. Tidu was well up to-day; but I managed to get these all right with a little diving. Only trouble, €he skeets most ate me alive." Miss Leslie glanced at her compan ion's dry clothing, and came back to the oysters themselves. "These look very tempting. Do you like them raw?" "Can't say I like them much any way, as a rule. But if I did, I wouldn't eat this mess raw." "Yes?* "This must bo the dry season here, and the river is running mighty clear. Just the same it's nothing more than liquid malaria. We'll not eat these oysters till they've been pasteuriaed." "If the water is so dangerous, I fear we will suffer before we can refurn," replied Miss Leslie, and she held up the flask.' . "What!" exclaimed Blake. "Half gone already? That was Winthrope." "He was very thirsty. Could wo not boll a potful of the river water?" "Yes, when tine ebb g«ts strong, if we run too dry. First, though, we'll mako a try for cocoanuts. Let's hit out for the nearest grove now. The j main thiug is to keep moving." As hi spoke, Blake caught the pot and hi 3 club And started for the thorn clump, leaving the skin, togeth er with the meat and the salt, for Miss Leslie to carry. Winthrope was wakened by a touch or Blake's foot, and all three were soon walking away from the seashore, just within the shady border of the mangrove wood. At the first fan-palm Blake stopped to gather a number of leaves, for their palm-leaf hats were now cracked and broken. A little farther on a ruddy antelope, with lyrate horns, leaped out of the bush before them and dashed off toward the river before Blake could string his bow. As if in mock ery of his lack of readiness, a troupe of large green monkeys set up a wild chattering in a tree above the party. "I say, Miss Jenny, do you think you can lug the pot, if we go slow? It isn't far now. "Good for you, little woman! That'll give me a chance to shoot quick." They moved on again for a hundred yards or more; but though Blake kept a sharp lookout both above and below, he saw no game other than a few small birds and a pair of blue wood pigeons. When he sought to creep up on tho latter, they flew into the next tree. In following them, he cams upon a conical mound of hard clay, nearly four feet high. "Hello; this must be one of those white ant-hills," ho said, and he gave the mound a kick. Instantly a tiny object whirred up and struck him in the face. "Wheel" he exclaimed, springing back and striking out. "A hornet! No; It's a bee!" "Did it sting you?" cried Miss Leg lie. "Sting? Keep back; there's a lot more of 'em. Sting? Oh, no; he only hypodermicked me with a red-hot darning needle! Shy around here. There's a whole swarm of the little devils, and they're hopping mad. Hear 'em buzz!" "But where is their hive?" asked Winthrope, as all three drew back be hind the nearest bushes. "Guess they've borrowed that ant hill," replied Blake, gingerly fingering the white lump which marked the spot where the bee had struck him. "Wouldn't It be delightful if we had some honey?" exclaimed Miss Leslie. "By Jove, that really wouldn't be half bad!" chimed in Winthrope. "Maybe we can. Miss Jenny; only we'll need a fire to tackle those buz zers. Guess it'll be as well to let them cool off a bit also. The cocoanuts are only a little way ahead now. Here; give me the pot." They soon came to a small grove of cocoanut palms, where Blake threw down his club and bow and handed his burning-glass to Miss Leslie. "Here," he said; "you and Win start a fire. It's early yet, but I'm think ing we'll all be ready enough for oyster stew." "How about the meat?" asked Mis« "Leslie. "Keep that till later. Here goes for our dessert." Selecting one of the smaller palms, Blake spat on his hands, and began to climb the slender trunk. Aided by previous experiences, he mounted steadily to the top. The descent was made with even more care and steadi ness, for he did not wish to tear the skin from his hands again. "Now, Win," he said, as he neared the bottom and sprang down, "leave the cooking to Miss Leslie, and V'tsk some of those nuts. You won't more'n have time to do it before the stew is ready." Winthrope's response was to draw out his penknife. Blake stretched himself at ease in the shade, but kept a critical eye on his companions. Al though Winth.. .-pe's fingers trembled with weakness, he worked with 4 pre cision and rapidity that drew a grunt of approval from Blake. Presently Miss Leslie, who had been stirring the stew with a twig, threw in a little salt, and drew the pot from the fire. "En avant, gentlemen! Dinner is served," she called gayly. "What's that?" demanded Blake. "Oh; sure. Hold on, Miss Jenny You'll dump It all." He wrapped a wisp of grass about the pot, and filled the three cocoanut bowls. The stew was boiling hot; but they fished up the oysters with the bamboo forks that Blake had carved some days since. By the time the oysters were eaten, the liquor in the bowl was cool enough to drink. The process was repeated until the pot had been emptied of its contents. "Say, but lhat was something like," murmured Blake. "If only we'd had pretzels and beer togo with it! But these nuts won't be bad." When they finished the cocoanuts, Winthrope asked for a drink of wa ter. "Would It not be best to keep it un til later?" replied Miss Leslie. "Sure," put In Blake. "We've had enough liquid refreshments to do any one. 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