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6 J THE WASHINGTON HERALD SUNDAY MARCH 3 1907
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CHAPTEE I IRattling IRattling IRatUlng
Rattling good morning this thkthe yawned yaWMdthe yawnedthe
the first whip as z he rolled ovt of o oblankets his hisblankets 1I1sblanket
blankets blanketsIt II IIIt
It was a crisp November day m Ja War Warrington Warriagton Warrington
rington The leaves ezves were just touched touchedwith tAMlChedwith touchedwith
with the red or the declining dec1inln year v i A Asoft AIOft Asoft
soft haze hung over the blue outlines of ofthe orthe ofthe
the Shenandoah range The air had in it itthe itthe Itthe
the tingle of mountain freshness freshn It was wasparly wuearly wanearly
early and a nd the sun was as climbing cn bl into the theheavens thehea theheavens
heavens hea ens in a hase of yellow mist mistFoine mistFoine mistFoine
Foine replied the huntsman of the theWarrington theWarrington theWarrlragton
Warrington hounds as he put on his hisnewly hisnewly Mnnewly
newly pipeclayed trousers aDdIts and its a agood agood agood
good run were going oIug to give yer Mr lrGoose MrGoone
Goose Creek fox foxdamp for jer er cant run en a adamp a adamp
damp raornin an th dews cIe as heavy as In Inthe Inthe Inthe
the Old Country on a fofne September Septemberday Septemberda Septemberday
day da
UIts Its the Goose Creek fox today Is it itqueried ItQueried Itqueried
queried the first whip whipIts whipHg whipIts
Its old Mr Redbeard in th tJi Tomlins Tomlinswoods TOmIIIWwoods
woods woods Jack Jack an hes got to ran hard an anfast anfast n nfast
fast to keep his brush home this day dayThe dasrhe dayThe
The hounds seemed to have e known it ittoo Ittoo Ittoo
too For as the stable door was wa opened openedfrom opeaedfrom opeuedtrom
from the kennel came the deep bowl and andbay andbay aiIbay
bay of the pack First old Traveler spoke spokethen spokethn apokethen
then Vixen Venturer and Vigorous set setup setup setlip
up a cheerful chet > rf l song 80 Trumppter Trum ter answered answeredand aaawereda anaweredand
and a nd little lit tie Sweetltp yelped nodday to tothe tothe tothe
the best of hunting hun mornings When Whenshe Whenshe Whenshe
she saw the huntsmans pink be she knew knewthat knew knewthat w wthat
that there was cheerful work ahead and andplenty andplenty lid lidpltnty
plenty of fun for her herSay herSaY herSay
Say Jack bellowed the M K F H Hfrom II IIfrom ILfrom
from his secondstory window Im 19 riding ridingthe rlcJbactht ridingthe
the gray mare and the madam win be up upon upI upon
I on Pretty PolL PolLAll PoUAI1 PolLAll
All right sang back the tnt ut whip whipand Whipand whipsand
and the only whip Thsjray Th gray mates in infoine Infoine Infoine
foine condition an Pretty Polls as lit lita as asa ana
a fiddler an wanttn to take th moon fer fera fera fera
a jump jumpHe jumpHe jumpIIa
He returned to his work of lup saddling saddlingup ddllng ddllng2p
up 2p with wltbalacrtty alacrity for down the road came camethe camethe camethe
the first early riser of that glorious hunt hunting huntIng ¬
ing 1 ng morn Mounted on a leggy timber tlmbertopfr timbertopper timbertoppor
topper with a breedy head 4 fine nostrils nostrilsand nofiri1sand nostrilsand
and a kind intelligent eye sat the per perfect perfeet perfect ¬
fect type of a Virginia gentleman ntlflnan ntlflnanman The Theman Tl Tlman
man in the saddle was nonchalantly smolP smolPing amoJP amoJPin ainoWin
ing in a cigarette He was between the theor ages agesof agesof
of thirty and forty A light mustache mustachecovered mu mustachecevered tache tacheconred
covered his upper r lip his flaxen hair curl curled curled curleti ¬
ed gracefully from beneath a wellironed wellironedderby wellIronedderbo wellIronedderby
derby A pair of clear blue eyes looked lookedcheerfully lookedh lookedcheerfully
cheerfully h erfully forth upon the landscape pe and andthe andtw andtw
tw deep tan of his cheek bespoke of out outdoor outdoor outdoor ¬
door life and much crosscountry work workupon workupon workupon
upon his Umbertopper UmbertopperThe
The gentleman was a common type in inVirginia InVirginia InVirginia
Virginia His occupation Farmer and andbreeder andbr andbreeder
breeder br der of hunters and steeplechasers steeplechasersHis atee lechaeen lechaeenHis
His name Jack Fanshawe Fau8bawe of Cliveden ClivedenFauquier CIIvedenauquler ClivedenFauquler
Fauquier County Jib income Variable VariableFor VariableFor VariableFor
For there were seasons and seasons to toliis JqII Inhis
his II is profession as in any other walk or orcalling Ofla1ling orcalling
calling Ip life Some xe years ye n the trade tradewould tradewould tradewould
would be good His three and fouryear fouryearolds fourearolds fouryearoldi
olds schooled for the most part by b him himself hlmsflf himslf ¬
self would do exceedingly well on the theKastern theEastem theEastern
Eastern trucks They would win a purse purseor purseor
or two and then be sold for an excel excellent exeInt excelbnt ¬
lent nt figure to some wealthy stock broker brokerin
in New New York or Chicago with a long longpurse longpurse longpurse
purse and a love of racing ractn Then again againthere againthere againthere
there would be off years when the young youngsters youngshrs youngstrs ¬
sters did badly and did nothing but break breaktimber breakth breaktlither
timber th btr and fall down In these trying tryingtimes tryingtlnls tryingtinies
times there was not much income for our ourfriend ourfrind ourfriend
friend Jack Fanshawe But he took his hisfailures hisfailures hisfailures
failures and his successes with cheerful cheerfulindifference cheerfulIndifferorn heerfulInditcerfnN
indifference so that be was often called calledHappy calledHappy calledHappy
Happy Jack Ja < k by those who were ac acquainted acQualntttl acQualntcd ¬
quainted with his business and his pleas pleasures pleuu pleasSoon ¬
ures uresSoon u TI
TISoou Soon another rider came along the theroad theroad theroad
road A lady this time time with her cheeks cheeksas
as pink as the t he rose and her hair r reflect reflecting reftectlug reflectlug ¬
lug the th early arly morning mornl sun su with the same samegulden an1evlfen anniegolden
gulden vlfen glint that shone from the curly curlylimd curlylwd curlyhad
had of Happy Jack It was Dorothy DorothyFunshawe DorothyanSMWf Dorothy1anshawe
Funshawe HtKter i ttr of our horsey ory squire squirenid SQuiremd squireand
and called Pretty Poll by all the coun countryside countroiM countrrlde ¬
tryside trysideHello troiMHello trrldeHello
Hello there Jack she caroled You Youbeat Youbtat Youbtat
btat me by fifteen minutes mlnut > s Have you youseen youfoOeE11 youseen
seen the cocky Englishman who has come comedown comedown comedown
down to hunt with lth us usWhat u uVhat usWhat
What another one asked Faashawe FaashaweWhy FtUUlhaweWhy FanshaweWhy
Why the th countrys getting overrun with withthese witht withthcse
these t hue devilish fellows fellowsBui fellosnut fellowsBut
nut such ulh a nice nice i leanlooking one this thistime thb1Im thintime
time 1Im Jack and he says doncher know knowand knowulld knowaId
and all that sort of thing thin as if he really reallycouldnt redUycouldnt reallycouldnt
couldnt help it He nsked Sam Scarlet Scarletif
if there was any itn bawth in the Warren WarrenGreen WarrenGreen VarrenUreen
Green Imagine Imi gine any anyone one having a bawth bawthin bawthin bawthtn
in tn that ramshackle ramshackleFanshawe TunshackJelian ruushackleFanshawe
Fanshawe lian hawe laughed Why heres Tom TomTruscott TomTruscott TomF
Truscott F scott and Sam Scarlet he said point pointing polntng pointing ¬
ing ng up the road And Sis Scarlet out outon outon outon
on Triumphant or else Im another anotherWhy anotherWhy anotherWhy
Why that horse will kill her herWare herWare herWare
Ware hound shouted Jim Jumper Jumperthe Jumperthe Jumperthe
the M F H as he threw open his hos hospitable hoslJilable hosiitable ¬
pitable front door and came out upon the thebroad theroad thebroad
broad road piazza Did you ever see a bet better bet1tr beticr ¬
ter morning than this thl gentlemen and andladies andladiES andladles
ladies ladiesWhere ladiESWb
Where Wb re to thi time tim Jim asked a athin athin athin
thin swarthy looking fellow riding up to tothe tothe tothe
the steps and doffing do tng his derby politely to toMiss toMiss toMiss
Miss < Fanshawe It was Sam Scarlet Scarletgentleman Scarletgentleman Scarletgentleman
gentleman jockey and indifferent Indl erenttarmer erenttarmerAftrr farmer farmerAfter farmerAftcr
After the old Goos Creek fox Sam Samand Samand Samand
and damme if we dont catch him on onthis onthl onthuis
this thl whacking fine day then Im not fit fitto fitto fltto
to be M F I < H and blow a cow cohorn horn to tocall tocall tocull
call off the hounds houndsA
A heavy Mav thickset thlck et man now Joined the thelittle theJlule thelittle
little group Mounted ounted on a stout stout cobby cobbygray eobbygray cobbygray
gray he looked as if he too had spent spentthe spentthe spentthe
the greater portion of his life in the open openHe openHe openHe
He was dressed in a striped tweed riding ridingFuit rJdingFu ridingruit
Fuit Fu t His droopin mustache shaded a asomewhat ao aFOmehat
somewhat o hat weaklooking chin This was wasTom wasfom wasfom
fom Truscott formerly fonrrl of f New York YorkCity YorkCity YorkCity
City and of the firm of Truscott TruscottTOW11t TruscottTowiwr A ATowntr
Towntr > r bankers and brokers but now nowgentleman nowGentkman nowgcntlttnan
gentleman farmer of Virginia It was wasrursrcd waslurr wasruinor
rursrcd lurr ll t that he had matJ mad made big hl pile in
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4 4l
Wall l Stoset StNet and iii it was s rumored again agaiathat Asatatill againtha
that tha he ie Iwd nd lost Ida fortune fort there At Atany Atany U Uy
any y rate rate he owned tan hunters and rode rodevery rodevery rodevezy
very straight t to hounds at Warrington Warringtonso Varrbt ll
so who cared caredThere eaNdTltere caredThere
There had been many who tO had come comeand comeaJM1 comeand
and gone ll8 e at t Warrington whose e reputa reputations repwtawere reputatIoie ¬
tions were not spoken of They bought boughthorses bouchtad boughthorais
horses ad paW for them so the country countryside countryside ootmtryside ¬
side asked no questions questionsNow questionsNo questionsNow
Now No two or three more joined the thei theparty theparty
i party Mrs Jumper the masters wife wifeI wir wirbad wifehad
I had been lifted into the saddle s ddle the M M F FH JrH FII
H was soon up the bounds were clamor clamorIng cJamorIn clamorlog
log In to get loose and as everything seem seemed seemfd seemd ¬
ed fd d to be in readiness the word was given givento givento ven vento
to let the pack out of the kennels With Witha
a rush they came e De forth howling and andyelping andyeJpln nedyelping
yelping with delight and looking up into Intothe Intothe
1 the faces of the huntsman and whip with withj withthat 1th 1thtbatkindl
j that tbatkindl kindly gaze ze which only onl he who whohas woohas whohas
has fed cared for and lived with his hishounds hishog hisbounds
hounds hog can know They were a a fine finelooking finelot finelooking
looking lot of American chasers Smaller Smallerthan Smallerthaa Smallerthan
than the heavy bea vy English hounds they theywere theywere theywere
were uniformly uniforml of black and tan color colorApparently colorjJpalently colorApparently
Apparently enough English ngUsh blood had hadbeen hadbeen hadboon
been infused into their veins yale to make makethem makethem makethem
them bonier bonl r than the average American Americanfoxhound Americanfoxhouad Americanfoxhound
foxhound They looked ready for busi business busInea htmlnem ¬
ness and fully competent to run Brother BrotherReynard BrotherReynanl BrotherReynard
Reynard to earth earthAs carthAn rth rthAs
As the cavalcade rode out of the great greatstone greatstone eat eatstone
stone gateway sa teway with its massive ma pillars pUlaraIt pillarsit
it was a beautiful sight First t came came the thehuntsman thehuntsman thehuntsinan
huntsman mounted on a chestnut cbe thor thoroughbred thorouchred thoroughbred ¬
oughbred He was a small man weigh weighing welgblog weighlug ¬
log scarcely more than one hundred and andthirty andthirty andthirty
thirty pounds His velvet huntsmans cap caplUted
fitted snugly y to his closely clo ely cropped head headHis headHill headIlls
His pink coat glistened in the early morn morntog mornsunlight mornlug
tog sunlight His white trousers trouse were im immaculate Immaculate bemaculate ¬
maculate and his top boots were fairly fairlyshining fairlyshining fairlyshining
shining front vigorous vIgor us polishing A pair of ofsilver oflher ofsilver
silver spurs dog d gently on occasions into hKohis Intohis j
his horses flanks and ke kett t him welt weMahead weltahead weltahead
ahead of the hounds houndsBehind houndshind houndshlnd
Behind hind the eager foxhounds came the thewhip thewhip thew1Ip
whip and master both on faultless faultlessmounts faulttamou faultiemmounts
mounts Horses that can only be bred onj 011 011blues onbluegram
bluegrass blues pasture land where the limpid limpidstreams limpidstreams limpidstrosms
streams of limy 11m water run ru cool and fresh freshacross freshacrom ltthe
across the meadows Each was dress dressed dreaaeel dressed ¬
ed In pink coat and velvet cap And fol following 101JowillK following ¬
lowing them waa the field Aeld ten te or more moremen moremen moremen
men and w women women me in neatlyfitting riding ridingclothes IIcURgcJotMs ridingclothes
clothes their horses chafing chJh uneasily at atthe atthe atthe
the bit as if more than anxious to join joinin joinIn joinIn
in the chase at once onceUp onceUp onceLP7through
Up LP7through through u h the little village Yi street they theywent theywent theywent
went unlocked at save va by an early earlyrising earlyrising I Irbdng
rising field hand who did not care Yet Yetthere Yetthere Yetthere
there was one who saw them who Iio Iiowith gased gasedwith gasedwith
with admiration and delight On the thesteps theate thete
steps ate te of the hotel stood the fellow his hiseyes hisq hiseyes
eyes q glued upon the passing field with withthe withthe withthe
the admiring admlri glance of a connoisseur connoisseurHe
He was a goodlooking chap Possibly Possiblyhis l Possiblyhi b1 b1bill
his hi nncareworn face had seen thirtyfive thirtyfivesummers thirtyliveauuuneJ8 thirtyfivesuatineri
summers it hardly looked as If it had hadseen hadtwen17 hadmes
seen twenty In one eye was a monocle monoclewhich monoclewhich Ie
which remained to place with the ease easethat euetlaat easethat
that comes of long and continued dr1ued pine practice praetJce pinetice ¬
tice Dressed faultlessly In a light tweed tweedsuit twftdeult tweedsuit
suit eult his clothes showed care and atten attention aUenttoft attention ¬
tion A crease In his trouser legs I looked lookedkeen lookedkeen lookedkeen
keen enough to be used as a knife His Hist Hilitall Histan
t tall tt boots reflected a polish that no darkey darkeyat dark darkat darkeyat
at the hotel could have ever produced it itwas Itthe Itwan
was the newcomer the young youn English Englishman Eaplshman Englishman ¬
man who wanted a bawtbDevilish bawth bawthDevilish wth wthIe1I1sh
Devilish good place this t he remarked remarkedas remarkedthe
as the hunt passed out out of sight Think Thinkthat Thinkthat
that Ill like Warrtngton Plenty of atport good goodsport goodsPort
sport here and splendid hunters Just Justthe Juattbe Justthe
the spot for you Ryder old boy well welltry wentry welltry
try it a while and see how she suits suitsHe auttaHe suitsHe
He turned and walked Iked down the road to towatch towateh towatch
watch the hounds and huntsman as they theyfiled theylied theyflied
filed off toward a ridge in the blue bluemountains blueJDOUbtalftB bluemountalus
mountains dimly seen in the far distance distanceA cllstanceA
A most devilish good place plac this thJ he heagain hea heagain
again a n murmured as the cavalcade cavaJcadefrom passed passedfrom passedfrom
from view and turning t on his heel he hestrolled hestroUed hestrolled
strolled slowly a1owl back to the hotel hotelMeanwhile holelKeanwbtle hotelMeanwhile
Meanwhile the hunt had gone some din distance dis distance dintance ¬
tance Into the country For three or four fourmiles fourmlle8 fourmiles
miles the riders kept straight stral ht along aJon the thewinding theWInding thewinding
winding and rocky rock road fording the little UUtewatercourses littlewat littlewatercoursea
watercourses wat rcounJ J that continually traversed traversedthe traventedthe traversedthe
the thoroughfare thorol and heading Iteadl finally finallytoward finallytowar4 finallytoward
toward some thick woods in the west we t At Atlength AtleftKth Atlength
length they reached cJwd a broad meadow on onthe onthe onthe
the further side of which was a scrubby scrubbywoodland 8Crubbywoodland scrubbywoodland
woodland In the center ce ter of the meadow meadowa
a turbulent creek ran noisily over Ihny Ihnybrown Ihnybrown lhnybrown
brown stones stonesThis stonesThis stonesThis
This was Goose Creek and in the theshadowy theshadowy
shadowy recesses of the wood lived as aswily aslIy asWily
wily lIy a red fox as ever ran to earth in inFauquier InFauquler
Fauquier Forward went the huntsmen huntsmencallfag hun8otenca1 huntamencallIng
callIng ca1 t cheerily to the hounds hounds who now nowbegan nowbepn nowbegan
began to spread and to sniff eagerly at atthe atthe t tthe
the moist earth ea tb The riders riders collected collectednear collectednear collectednear
near the edge of the WOOdland waiting waitingexpectantly waitingexpectantly
expectantly for the fox to be started and andlistening andlistening
listening llaUnl eagerly eri to the hounds who whowould whowould
would occasionally give tongue as they theystruck theyatruck theystruck
struck the cold trail of the Goose Creek Creekfox Creekfox Creek1ox
fox foxFainter
Fainter and fainter grew the baying < of ofthe ofthe
the trailers as they worked their way
into the woodland The horses grew un uneasy uneasy ¬
easy and began to move restlessly Iy about aboutThey aboutThey
They The champed their bits and fought at atthe atthe
the bridlereins as if eager to follow into intothe Intothe
the woods itself Suddenly the hounds houndsbegan houndsbegan
began to give ve tongue wit with far greater greaterfrequency greaterfrequcncy
frequency They were working workln more moreclosely moreclo moreclosely
closely clo on Mr Foxs trail In a moment momentmore momentmore
more came a fond triumphant howl howlOW howlOId
OW Vixens got him up yelled the theMaster theMuter theMaster
Master swinging his hat in the air airNew airoNew aIrNow
New Jitep tep lively gentlemen and ladies todieshe ladieshe ladienhe
he will wmsoon soon break cover coverAll coverAU coverAU
AU the hounds were giving good tongue tongueThey ton tonTMy tongueThey
They were working or1dng back again and ap apparently apparently appatently ¬
parently much faster than before They Theybroke Theybroke Theybroke
broke into a rush as they came nearer nearerand nearerand nearerand
and as the music grew close and more moredistinct moredt moredistinct
distinct dt ttnct a little red ball of fur darted dartedfrom dartedfrom dartedfrom
from the covert side toward the creek creekThere creekrbere creekThere
There he goes cried half a dozen as asthe ASthe asthe
the fox crossed cro td the open space between betweenthe betweenthe betweenthe
the woodland and the water waer And just as ashe ashe
he reached the edge he stopped for a mo moment moJI1ett memett ¬
ment lifted one paw from m the ground groundand groundand
and looked back at the hounds as they theybroke theybroke theybroke
broke from the woods hot upon the fresh freshscent freshscent
scent scentFor scentFor
scentFor
For a moment only he stopped and andthen andthen
then went away aW across acrn the undulating undulatingpastureland undulatingpastureland n Ulatin
pastureland It I t was easy to font the thecreek theCftek thecreek
creek but when the field was once across acrossthere acroatbfre acrossthere
there were several fences between 1ietw n them themand themand themand
and the fast running pack But this was waswhat W Wwbat waswhat
what the timbertopper was for First Firstthe Firattbe flintthe
the huntsman led oft 0 < over a fourfoot fourfootsnake fourCoot5nake fourfontsnake
snake fence He was followed by the thefirst tb tbrst thefirst
first whip and M F I H Miss Mt s Scarlets ScarletsTrinmphant Scarletstriumpllant ScarletsTriumphant
Triumphant Hew the timber as if it were werenothing werenothtng werenothing
nothing and each < wellschooled animal animalcrossed animale anImalcrossed
crossed e the palings as if it were childs childsplay childsplay childsplay
play playNow playNow playNow
Now they hurdled two more snake snakefences snakefences snakefences
fences and then a stone wall All was wasgoing wasgoing wasgoIng
going nicely Tho fox had hadstranel strangely strangelyenough strangelyenough
enough taken to the open and was SIr giving ITIn SIrlug ¬
lug In them the very gallop that they craved cravedOn cravedOn cravedOn
On across the open country they flew flewI fleweadh
I each horse doing his best to catch the theV
V
fi7Ia flying hounds while the music of the theswiftmoving then1ftlIIOvtftf theswiftmoving
swiftmoving pack sounded riotously riotouslysweet riotouslysweet rIotouslysweet
sweet sweetThe sweetThe sweetThe
The quarry took to another clump of offorest offorest
forest trees But here there was 8S to be no norest norest
rest for him Soon he was wa routed routedfrom routedfrom routedfrom
from from a fallen tree under which ho liad liadtaken lIadtaken bedtaken
taken refuge and was forced again to totake totake totake
take to the open from the other side He Hewas Hewa 31 31wan
was fast tiring But not so the hounds houndsand houndsand
and nd horses As they caught sight of the thebundle thebundle
bundle of fur Curw furwbtn when the fox again made madeInto madeInto
Into the pasture msture land 1aoorenewoo renewed energy energyseemed energyseemed
seemed to have been instilled into the thepack thepack
pack They were eager now for the kill killand hUh hUhand
and they did not allow tired muscles mn cle to towithhold towithhold
withhold them from their best efforts effortsThe errortaThe effortsThe
The horses had their blood up and were wereas wereI werean
as keen as the hounds Only one rider riderhad riderbad riderhad
I had suffered any mishap ml hap Truscott Trn coLt had liadridden JuuIrtdden hadridden
ridden badly badl over a stone wail and his hisheavy hlBheavy hisheavy
heavy gray y had barkCQ one knee Al Although Although AIthou ¬
though thou an ugly u y looking place it was not notas notas notas
as bad as it looked Truscott T t smiled smiledgrimly amlledPimly smiledgrimly
grimly at the jeering remarks of o his com companions companions cornpantone ¬
panions and sat t down all 11 the tb harder as asthe asthe asthe
the next few fences came ett into view viewA vfe1A viewA
A mile more of fields 1eId and nd ditches and andthe sadthe
the Goose Creek fox turned Hes He gone gonenow senenow gonenow
now shouted the M F H to Miss Fan Fanshawe Pautbawe Fanbawe ¬
shawe as they the topped a postandrail to together 0sether toEetber ¬
gether Never have seen him go tate tateway tJaIaway thisway
way before hes he rattled rattledAnd rattledAnd r
And sure ure enough the old Goose Creek Creekfox Creeltfox
fox was nearing his end For full five fiveyears Aveyeal1l fiveyears
years he tad I ad stolen the fat ducks and andchickens Adchlckena andchickens
chickens of the farmers for full five years yearshe yearshe yearsbe
he had been a terror to the straying strayingturkeys etnlyiturkeys atntythgturkeys
turkeys for all this time he had fooled fooledoutwitted tooledoutwitted fooledoutwitted
outwitted and hoodwinked the Warring Warrington Warrington Tarrbalton
ton hounds But he never realised that thatbe tJaatbe thatbe
be was getting old He did not know that thathis thatbis thathis
his muscles mu cIH had been growing less flexible flexiblethan Jlex1bleUlau flexiblethan
than of yore He had run the hounds hou off offtheir 0Uaelr offtheir
their feet so often that he was sure of do dotog do domK dolug
tog it now But he found to hisdlsmay hisdlsmaythat hi8 bIsdismaythat <
that they were gaining on him fast He Hecould Hecould Hecould
could not turn and nd maxe for his earth un underneath underneath underneath ¬
derneath the old beech h tree because > he hehad hehad hehad
had come too far from the place where wherehe whereIN wherehe
he usually threw the hounds boOM off by jump jumptog jumpin jumpIng
tog on the stones in Pauldiiuj brook He Hegrew Hesrew Hegrew
grew dismftfcd dIa d1smd and twisted t deliberately deliberatelyaround deltbera deliberatelyaround tel telaround
around at right rl ht angles e to his course in inorder Inorder inorder
order to head for home homeBut homeBut homeBut
But alas for for4be the Goose Coos Creek fox foxThis foxThis foxThis
This turn was to be his hI last Suspecting Suspectingthe
the wily animal of running to the right rightOld ri rightOld ht htOld
Old Vixen who knew his ways had hadsheered hadsheered hadsheered
sheered 0ft In this direction As the fox foxjumped foxJumped foxjumped
jumped a stone wall and nd made for fo a acrosstoic itCJOSIdng acrondug
crosstoic in the brook that crossing cr08sin that thatbad thatbad thathad
bad always been his salvation the intelli intelligent intcllipnt intelligent ¬
gent hound was before bt Core him It was a arace arace arace
race for the water Just as Brother BrotherReynard BrctherReynard BrotherReynard
Reynard reached Checl the th edge of the stream streamhe strPAmhe strnamhe
he was seized vigorously by the most mostknowing mOltImowm5 mostknowing
knowing of all the pursuers ursuen To struggle strugglewas strugglewas strugglewan
was useless 1 A minute nil n ut e more 010 > and the thewhole thewhole thewhole
whole pack was wa upon him The Goose GooseCreek GOOfteCreek GooseCreek
Creek fox had run his last race raceADd raceAnd
And soon the master and huntsman hunts huntswere huntamanwere
were bending over thc th dying animal cut cutting eutttDr cuthag
ting to right and left l ft in order to free freehim treehim freehim
him from the hungry hUng y jaws and save sv the thebrush tilelMusb thebrush
brush Mi M Miss Fan Fanol FanshLw liiwe la was Wil first over the thestone thestone thesteno
stone wall and the first Iln t lady at the death deathso deathno
so to her went the coveted o ld pri prize e The Thebrush Tilebrush Thebrush
brush of a Virginia red fox killed fairly fairlyto fairlyID fairlyIn
to the open by the Warrington pack packCo packCongratulate
Co Congratulate Tatulate you OI1 Dot said Scarlet Scarletwiping Scartetwiping Scarletwiping
wiping the mud from his face fac Th Thmare rhe rhemare The Themare
mare took you along like a true daugh daughter d dtee daughtot ¬
tee of Searchlight Sear huht Want ant to sell her herYou herou herYou
You ou run away little boy answered answeredthat answeredthat answeredthat
that lady carefully tying the gray tall tallto t411to tallto
to the headstall of her gentle mare No Nohorse Nohone Nohorse
horse than t can carry me fivefeettwo fivefeettwowith tlvefeettwowtth Ilvefeettwowith
with a strand of wire on top Is ever everfor everfor evefor
for sale saleGive 118 118GIve saleGive
GIve Give you OU five hundred for ice that mare maresaid maresaJd maresaid
said Truscott as he came safely overthe overthelast overthelut overthelast
last wall and galloped up to the success successful ancce158tvt successful ¬
ful winner of the brush brushSay brUfiLSay rusb rusby
Say y will you take six hundred for the themare tMmare themare
mare asked Fanshawe Fan bawe riding rkll up from fromthe fromthe
the other side or f the brook Ill trade txadeyou tradeyou tradeyou
you Thunder and give you two hundred hundredto
to boot boot Dot DotHello DoLHello DotHello
Hello there th Miss Jin Faashawe remark remarked retIHlrkeel remarked ¬
ed another member of the field How EIowabout Howabout Howabout
about seven en hundred and fifty dollars for forthat forthat forthat
that mare mareOh mareOh mareOh
Oh go along all of you replied the thehappy thehappy thehappy
happy owner of the courageous little littlebmtterj littleb1InterJ littlehunter
hunter as she started for home You Youcant Youeant Youcant
cant any of you have this horse horseasked horseIn horseIn
In spite of th thi remark the First Vlalp Wlstpasked Vlalpasked
asked StrtetlyNjonfidential Strictly conftdenUal marm on onthe onthe onthe
the way home if she wouldnt let the thehunt thehunt thehunt
hunt have the horse e for one thousand thousandAnd thousandAnd thousandAnd
And so Miss 1 Dorothy Fanshftwe was wassufficiently wuutBekntly wasaumcknuy
sufficiently pleased with the days work workAs workAa workAs
As she rode through the village again againthe asalnthe againthe
the little mare stepping gayly along the thefox thetoxbruah thefox
fox toxbruah brush dangling dn IInt jauntily from her herhorses berbones herbornes
horses bridle she he looked up and saw the thenewcomer thenelcomer thenecomner
newcomer nelcomer lIe was lying languidly languidlybeck languidlybeckto back backin bAekin
in a chair pulling on K cigarette and anddressed anddresse1 anddressed
dressed in wellcut riding clothes His Hisboots Hisboots HISboots
boots were magnificently lftcent1Y polished polishedGood HUshedGood nollahedGOOd
Good afternoon Mr lr Ryder sho said saidSorry aidSoITY sauLSorry
Sorry you werent with us usJust 1ISoJust mis1ust
Just give me a chance chan o to buy a ahunter Ithunter ahunter
hunter he replied rising politely and andtaking andtakJn andtaking
taking takJn off his derby Ill ba with you younext younext younext
next week weekAH weekAll weekAll
All the men in town will bs b after you youif youIt youIt
It you want to buy a hunter Take my myadvice tft3advice myadvice
advice and get the best she replied repliedholding repliedholding repliedholding
holding her fretting horse for n momont momontand momontand momnontand
and pointing gleefully leeCull at the fox fO brushse brushSee brush brushSee
See my prize Isntit ripping rippingShe ripplngShe rlpplngShe
She waved lLved her crop at him and turned turnedthe turnedthe l lthe
the corner of o the courthouse to go to her herown hOtown herown
own home homeDevilish homeoDevlllsh homeDevilish
Devilish nice n place this think Id like likoit ltkoIt likeIt
it immensely Jmmenael said Ryder younger son of ofthe ortha ofthe
the Earl of Ravesstake looking down downthe downthe downthe
the village 1l1 e lane and puffing vary vigor vigorously vigoroushy lgor lgorou ¬
ously ou on his cigarette cigaretteCHAPTEE cigaretteOHAPTER garte garteC1APTER
CHAPTEE II nSpring IISprllt IISprIng
Spring had come to the Virginia moun mountains mount monathu ¬
tains t The brown fertile earth turned turnedto turnedto turnedto
to the sun by the hand of the th plodding ploddingfarmers ploddtnfrntera plOddlufarmers
farmers was full of a fruitful vitality vitalityLong vitalityLoo vitalityLong
Long Loo stretches of green wheat shaded shadedriotously 3hlldedrlotoualy shadedriotously
riotously Into the dark gray of the blue bluerass blueirass bluelrgs
irass lrgs rass stubble The indescribable l MCrlbable Jiaze of ofthat oCtbat ofthat
that slumbrous mountain air hung over overthe overtbe overthe
the rolling hills and valleys VIilh s It was wasglorious wasrlOU8 wasglorious
glorious rlOU8 weather Days Daysthat that rivaled each eachother eachoth eachother
other oth r in languorous beauty came and andwent lndwent andwent
went The sell waked to activity and andthe andthe andthe
the breath of the mountains was sweet sweetyrith swc sweetwith t tth
with th the scent of growing thingsRyder things thingsRyder thingsRyder
Ryder walked out upon the thesmnU small front frontportico frontportlco frontportico
portico of his whitewashed cabin and andlooked andlooked andlooked
looked at the mountains The view from fromhis fromhis fromhis
his house was truly inspiring In front frontlay frontlay frontlay
lay a somewhat Illycultivated field of ofwheat ofwhfat ofwheat
wheat shading into the deep yellow of offreshly offreshly offreshly
freshly plowed furrows beyonjL Still Stillfarther Stillfuthr Stillfarther
farther on a crystal stream plunged plung d id Its Itsheadlong Itsheadleng Itsheadlong
headlong course into the valley By its itsside Itsside Itsside
side a dosen brood marcs grazed con contentedly contfdly contentedly ¬
tentedly tfdly Four or five playful pla rul colts kicked kickedup klckooup kickedup
up their heels and trolled about in joy joyI
I
I
one childhood In the background loomed loomedthe loomedlhe loomedthe
the dark brown sides of the mountains mountainsWell mountainsIYell mountainsWell
Well said Ryder gently rolling a acigarette naJgnrette acigarette
cigarette between his fingers my estate estateIs tostateIs estateis
Is not equal to the ancestral an holdings of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Ravenstakes but this I swear there thereare theroliro thereare
are no more m beautiful spots In nature iwtorethan naturethan itaturethan
than Hardtop Hard ij farm Warrington Va VaA YaA VsA
A little colt trotted quietly up to the theplazm theplum thepiazza
plum and thrust forth Its head as If Ifanxious JCnn1ous ifanxious
anxious for a a lump of sugar sugarWell sugarWen sugaiWell
Well well little one saW Ryder Ryderfooling RyderCooling Ryderfeeling
fooling In the pocket of his Norfolk NorfolkJacket NorfolkjAcket Norfolkjacket
Jacket Ive forgotten you this tl time But Butwait Butvalt Butwait
wait a a moment mo nent and I will give you two twolumps twoltnftpa tWOlumps
lumps Instead of one oneHe oneHe onelie
He turned and went into the houso housowhistling houiowhbtUng hiotisowhistling
whistling a tune tuneWhen tuneWhen tuneWhen
When he came back and was tossing tossingthe tDalngthe tossingthe
the sugar to the youngster a rider ap appeared apP18red ftppaaieI ¬
peared In the road The front gatoibeing gatoibeingclosftd gate being belngJ1 beingiaoned
closftd J1 the spirited gentleman deckled to tocome tocome tocoat
coat come over the fence which he did with withapparently withapIrefttly withapparently
apparently no effort As he rode up to tothe toUle tothe
the house and dismounted with 1th a a heurty heurtycry lIetortycry heurtycry
cry of Howdo Ryder old sport the thesunburned theaunburnecl thesunburned
sunburned and open countenance of Jack JackFanshawe JackFanahawe JackPanshawe
Fanshawe was w apparent It was w shaded slisdudby slldudby shadedby
by a very large and yellow sombrero sombreroHello sombreroHohio fIJnbrcroHello
° Hello Jack Ryder replied how wags wagsthe wassthe wagsthe
the world with the most honest sportsman sportsmanin
in the State of Virginia VirginiaBully VlrglnlarBuill VirginiaBully
Bully old man and I have good geodnews geodnewsThe news newsmorning newsTile
The bay colt jumped fourfeettwo this thislnornlRl thismorning
morning What do you think of that thatPretty thatPretty thatPretty
Pretty good for the daughter of Old OldHamburg OldIIambu OkilIamburg
Hamburg IIambu She should do well in three threeyears threeyears threeyears
years more and win you OU that coveted covetedsweepstakes cavetedweepstakfs vetell vetelllI1eepstakN
sweepstakes at Belmont Park to tonothilll say saynothing saynothing
nothing of the PointtoPoint in the Val Valley Valley ValIcy ¬
ley But speaking of gamey colts have haveyou hayeyou haveyou
you seen my new purchase from rein Winches Winchester Wlnchttaer Winchestsr ¬
ter Paprika out of Sweet Susan by byChorister byChorlater byChorister
ChorlaterFanabawe ChoristerFanshawe Chorister ChoristerFanshawe
Fanshawe admitted that he had not notand notfUKl notand
and as he expressed a desire to see the thenew thenew thenew
new arrival Tlvsl Ryder walked toward the thestable thestable thestable
stable with him He whistled to two yel yellow yellow yellow ¬
low foxhounds which came running runningaround runcaround runningaround
around the corner of the house just Juatthem Juatthemt them themscattering themmattering
scattering t rlnc to right ri ht and left a number of ofwhite ofwhlt ofwhite
white waddling ducks ducksAbout ducksAbout ducksAbout
About thirty yards yn rd from the house were weretlie weretI werethe
the tI stables These consisted conai ted of a long longwhitewashed longwhlteUl1edbulldl longwhitewashed
whitewashed whlteUl1edbulldl building of boards with withlaths withlaths withlaths
laths nailed over the cracks a fairsfoed fairsfoedcorn falrsblel1com fairsiamicorn
corn bin blnwhicb which looked prosperously full fulland full fulland fulland
and a shed sb d In thin thi stood a brightwheel brightwheeled ¬
ed cart a muddy buggy J and some farm farming farmbC farmlug ¬
lug utensils ntensilsRyder utensilsRyder utensilsRyder
Ryder opened the door of the stable and andwalked andwalked andwalked
walked inside The interior was in a asomewhat a80mewhat asomewhat
somewhat dilapidated condition The Theboxstalls Theboxstalls theboxl
boxstalls were much in need of repair repairand reJMlraa4 repairand
and wKewashing The floors and Dd side side of ofthe o othe ofthe
the building were decidedly out of order orderNor orderNor orderNot
Nor was there that immaculate spkk spkkanspanness spllkaa spkkanspauness
anspanness aa that is I charactenUc of the thestables theSJtabJea thestables
stables of him who owns the best of horse horseflesh hOnehh horseflesh ¬
flesh But in spite of the lack of upto uptodateness uptocIa uptodateneas
dateness cIa in tM th arrangement of his hisshack hlahadt hisshack
j shack no beef trust magnate or landed landedproprietor landedproprietor landedproprietor
proprietor could show hw better breeding in inbis Inble Inhis
his magnificentlyappointed d stables than thanwas thanI thanwaa thanwas I
was here displayed From each boxstall boxstallpoked bosataJ1poked boxstallpoked
poked the head of a wellbred animaL animaLArched animaLArebed animaLArched
Arched necks intelligent eyes wellchis wellchiseled wellcbJaeled wailchinclad ¬
eled frreheads delicate ears were there thereAnd tbereAnd thereAnd
And as the sympathetic proprietor walk walked walked walked ¬
ed down the aisle between the horses they theywatched theJatched theywatched
watched him with a dumb devotion which whichshowed wbtebahowed whichshowed
showed that they recognised recocaI a true lover loverof loverot loverof
of horseflesh in him who waa wM wa their theirpresent theirt theirpresent
present t owner ownerFansbawe ownerFaD8hawe ownerFanshawe
Fansbawe followed gently caressing caressingthe ca catht caremiagthe
the heads of the thoroughbreds and plain plainly pIaIaIy plainly ¬
ly evincing lniIUIr his admiration for the differ different dtffernt different ¬
ent nt occupants of the stalls He He too loved lovedhorocs JcwedhorN lovedhormes
horN From boyhood he bad been beenbruught beeRbrQught beenbrought
brought up with them and from the thetime tbet theiame
time t 1111 iame that he was five years ea of age he hehad b6had hohad
had lived upon a horses back A de decided de dee1dtd dociied ¬
cided i 4orve urve in the bones of his legs show showed showd showed ¬
ed > d that at t the period of ofhls his life when bis bisbody htbody hi hiboil
body boil y was developing mlr be bad spent the thegreater thegnater thegrtaler
greater portion of his time In the saddle saddleAt addlet saddleAt
At t the last boxstall Ryder stopped stoppedand stoppeda stoppedand
and a nd opened the door A cry of oft admira admiration admlration ¬
tion t Ion came from rota bis hi lips as he looked lookedupon lookedupon lookedupon
upon the youngster youD youngeterithin terrthln Nflthln Faashawe Faashaweton
ton expressed his appreciation of the new newpurchase D8WpurebaJltt newpurchase
purchase Paprika was indeed a a beauty beautyOf l lor j jI
I Of a dark dark even chestnut her nose was waswhite wsawblte waswhite
white and her four feet decorated d tecl with withwhite withwhit th tht
white t stockings Large kind eyes eje looked lookedout lookedout lookedout
out upon the intruders Itrude and then tbeftaJ recog recognising recogaling ¬
nising the individual lttcIuaI who usually brought broughther broofhther ht htJaer
her a lump of sugar she walked forward forwardand ferwanlaDd forwardnd
and nd rubbed her nose against tat Ryders s out outstretched 88tRretched outstretched ¬
j stretched hand handCongratulate handCongratulate
handte
j Congratulate te yon said Faashawe FaashaweAbout PaasbaweAbout FanshaweAbout
About the best colt rYe seen of late lateLook lateLook let letLook
Look at those legs Ryder they are n as aswell asweD aswell
well formed as a deers deernd and what a eon eonformation COftfonnatlon conferinstlon
formation By George she will rival rivalHamburg rIvaJHambarw rivalHamburg
Hamburg Belle BelleRight BeIIeuItJcbt BelleRight
Right you ou are Jack 3 and aIIfI when a a sum summer aummer summci ¬
mer has passed by and little Paprika Paprikashall PaprIkaItbaU Paprikashall
j shall have reached her mature racing racingage racbICqe racingage
age you ou will see great goingson pIap < at Bea Beanlng Bea11lIf Bennine
nine 11lIf Aqueduct and Belmont Park If IfH IfHo IfHe
H Ho gazed somewhat hat bully fato ate to the air airand airaDd airand
and pressed his Jtps as If to whistle whistleBy whistleBy whistleBy
By George Jack he said aaJ4 Ill be behanged behaD behanged
hanged d If I dont mortgage the farm and andplay aDdplay andplay
play the market In order to make mak a hUh Wlliag JdUI JdUAnd hUhlag
lag I
iagAnd
And if you Y U lose loseThe toeThe loseThe
The mounted police jfor Ifor for me meFanshawe meJianabawe meFanshaw
Fanshawe J laughed ached nrhy Why old boy bo Id Idhire rtlhire rdhire
hire you as a stable hand if the worst worstean wontI worsteanm
ean eanm 1 me > e to the worst Come now Ive been beenthinking beenU beenthinking
I thinking U nJtlq of a proposition to make to you youfor youfor youfor
for some time Lets go to the house and andtalk andtalk nd ndtalk
j talk it over because I think that you youwould youwould youwould
would be thoroughly interested interestedThey IBtereatedThey InterestedThey
They walked to the other end of the thestable thestable thestable
stable tripped about over some fallen fallensaddles fallena44lee fallensaddles
saddles and various parts of harness that thatwere thatwere thatwere
were thrown ruthlessly upon the floor floorand ooraDd Iloorad
and passed through a dilapidated door doorinto doorinto doorinto
into the open Dodging I a few lazy white whiteduties whitedua whitduka
duties that seemed to be too fat to get out outof outot outof
of their way they soon reached the house houseSit houseSit hotmeSit
Sit down said Faashawe Dulling JJUllingout julllngout Dullingout
out a corncob pipe and filling It with mfth tfth to tobacco to tobaeco tobacon ¬
bacon from a rubber ru r pouch Ryder if ifyou Ieyou Ifyou
you dont mind my frankness frank how do doyou doyou doyou
you possibly live liveRyder IlveRyder flveRyder
Ryder laughed goodhumoredly goodhumoredlyDo Jy JyDo
Do you know who I am amFanshawe amFanahawe amFanshawe
Fanshawe puffed slowly on his pipe Iunderatand I Iunderstand Iunderstand
understand that you are the younger son sonof 80Dor sonof
of an earl earlQuito earlQuito earlQuito
Quito correct my friend and owing owingto owl owlto owingto
to that magnificent system systemot of land tenure tenurewhich t tenurewhich nure nurewlalcb
which is so admirable adm in the Old Country Countryit
it is willed by law that my brother has hassucceeded h18succeeded hassucceeded
succeeded to the lands houses and hold holdings h6ldI holdtogs ¬
I togs s of my paternal estate while hil I hap happening happening happentiig ¬
pening into the workl at a later date datehave datehae datehave
have nothing with which to support me melike JiltUke inclike
like a gentleman but a meager remit remittance remittance remittance ¬
tance which my father ratberpeace peace b be to hit hienoble hitnoble hisnoble
noble ashes aabaeUpulatecI stipulated In his will should shouldbe shouldbe shouldbe
be left me me until the fledgeling fted tag should be beable bea beable
able a e to look after himself himselfthe bhMelfPardoa himselfPardon
Pardon me for asking you but what I IUa Is Isthe
the amount UROUntr said Fanshawe Fan Qulzcicaily QulzcicailyJust qulRtcallyJust quizalcallyJust
Just what I gave my m valet at Oxford Oxfordminus Oxfordmlnu Oxfordminus
minus clothes said Ryder smiling smilingentyfle mullingsiltylive sev seventyfive ¬
entyfive dollars a month monthFanshawe monthIthawe monthFanshawe
Fanshawe removed moved the pipe from his hismouth Jdamouth Idamouth
mouth and laughed lau < he4 heartily heartilyFU heartfyrn heartPyru
FU be hanged ha p4 if you dont live well on onthat onthat onthat
that in this country Ryder and how you youmanage 3OUIIIAJ1p youmanage
manage to keep so many nags is a mys mystery m8tery mystery ¬
tery to me But the credit of an earls earlsson eulsson earlsson
son is always good Even oa this side of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the water waterRyder waterRyder I IRYtler
Ryder thought of the noWp stone man mansion mansion mansion ¬
sion of the Ravenstakes the welltrimmed welltrimmedlawn welltrimmedJawn welltrimmedlawn
lawn sloping to the lake In frost front the theflowers theoen theflowers
flowers oen in the garden most beautiful rt rtthte rtth t tthis
this th season of the year th the stable of ofIrish ofIIbIh ofIrish
Irish hunters and the game coverts covertsThen covertsr covertsThen
Then r e he looked at his own oIi dilapidated dilapidateddemesne dlllpldateddeme dilapidateddeniesne
demesne ne at the tumbleddown stables at atthe fitthe atthe
the unpainted bouse with its broken brokenWindow brokenwindow brokenwindow
Window panes at the chickens scratching scratchingand scralchlnland scratchingand
and rolling 101IIn in the dirt in front of the thedoor thedoor thedoor
door and sighed sighedYe qhedY sighedYea
Ye Y Yea I suppose suJij sup e my credits good but butIll butrn butIll
Ill be hanged if I wouldnt rather have havethe havethe havethe
the credit of the seventh Earl of Raven Ravenstake Rnvonstake Raveimstake
stake stakeStop stakeStop
stakeStop
Stop looking look 1I sp p downcast said Fan Fanshawe Fansbawe Fansbawe ¬
sbawe cheerfully Ill offer you a chance chanceto chanceto chanceto
to get on your feet Howd you like to go gointo goInto goInto
into a breeding and racing partnership partnershipwith partnershipwitl1me partnershipwith
with witl1me me Fanshawe Fan hae Stables breeders breedersand breecleraRnd breedersand
and owners of hunters steeplechasers steeplechasersand steePlecbalienl steePlecbalienland
and winners on the flat How does that fhatsound fbatsound thatsound
sound sound eh ehBy phBy ehBy
By George it sounds awfully well wellYoud wellYoud wellYoud
Youd furnish part of the grazing grazingland grazingland I Iland
land went on Fanshawe enthusiastic enthusiastically enthusiasticsMy ¬ I Iany
ally Youd keep some Qf d J the brood broodmares broodmares i
mares here raise the colts In your pas pasture pasture panture ¬
ture yonder and school the twoyear twoyearolds twoyearoMs twoyearoMs
oMs over a course that wed lay layout layoutaround out outaround outaround
around the house Ill look after the
other end Enter xtter tho good goot ones in the theproper tbeproper theproper
proper races see to t the payment p Ylft8nt of on ontry ontry ontry
try fees take in the money when we wewon wewon wewon
won engage enga e the jockeys pay out our ourindebtedness ourIndeblednH8 ourIndebtedness
indebtedness In factr fact Id be the business businessmanager bu bustpessmnttnager tp tpmolUlger
manager and advance agent 8l ent while youd youdbe youdbe youdbe
be the silent working partner who is isjust I Ijust iijust
just as essential as the horses horsesRyder ltonleLRder horsesRyder
Ryder jumped to his feet and paced pacedthe pacedthe p000dthe
the front portico Such a scheme was wasjust wasjust w5just
just to his liking It had In it the ex excitement ucttoment oxcitoment ¬
citement and movement that appealed to tohis tola1 tohis
his la1 peculiar nature He loved horses horsesand hOrHilKftd horsesand
and he enjoyed nothing more than to be beassociated beaaoelated beasoclated
associated with them jUrealy he pos possessed POlseIIod p psensed ¬
sensed some me good ones and trtth Fan Fanshawes FanshRwos Fanshawes
shawes string they had an excellent nu nucleus nucleWl fluelena ¬
elena with which to begin operations operationsAlready operatJonaAJ operationsAlready
Already AJ dy he saw himself eJt rich and pros progperous Pr08peroq prospeeots
perous peroq the owner of a number < of stake stakewinners atakewinners stakewinners
winners the wenknown w known proprietor of a abreeding abreedIng abreeding
breeding farm farmIll fannIll farmIll
Ill go you Fanshawe Well begin beginpartnership betfnpartne11lhlp beginpartnership
partnership at once and see what we wecan Voecan wecan
can do to the spring races at Bennlng BennlngWe BenlngWe BeaningWe
We have Musketeer Toreador Sunshine SunshineAfterRain SunblnaAfterRain SunshineAfterRain
AfterRain Karistein and Runiplestll Runiplestllskin Rumplestllskin tIl tIlskin
skin Ill be hanged if I dont think that thatany thatany thatany
any of these can win the Spring Hunters HuntersSteeplechase HUftterWSteepleebue HuntersSteeplechase
Steeplechase By George well soon b bowning be beowninG hOowning
owning a private Pullman and be travel travelIng traveIn traveling
Ing In to New York wi wIth h our own horses In Inbox Inbox inbox
box cars attached to the rear rearFansbawe rearFwtabawe rearFaaihawe
Fansbawe hallooed to the barn for his hishorse hishor hishorse
horse e and aDd as he rose to leave held out outhis outhis outhi
his hand to his future partner partnerIts partnerHIls partnerIts
HIls Its ft go then old man mata he said saidDecidedly IfdDeck1ediY saidDecidedly
Decidedly yes yesWe yesWe yeswe
We begin operations ratlons tomorrow and andfor andfor andfor
for the spring meeting < we will decide decidelater decideiater decidelater
later on what to enter enterYes enterY enterA enterYea
YesA Y Yes YeaA
A grinning Ing stable boy brought Fan FanshaWs Fanwe Fnshowss
shaWs we thoroughbred to the door doorGoodby doorGoodby doorGoodby
Goodby said Id the promoter of racing racinginterests ractnfInterests racinginterests
interests swinging swng himself into the sad saddie 18ddie saddie
die Ill see you tomorrow and decide decideupon decideuf10 decideupon
upon our entries for the steeplechases steeplechasesGHAPTEE steepleebaleSOHAPTER steepleebaesOKAPER
GHAPTEE HI HIIn mIn IIIIn
In New York there is a certain corner cornerwhich ectnICrwhkb cornerwhich
which marks the center of American ac activity activity activity ¬
tivity This is a a great t nation pulsating pulsatingwith polatlngwtth pulsatingwith
with progressive life eager restless am ambitious ambitious m mbttious ¬
bitious always reaching forward always alwaysmoving alW78movtnc alwaysmoving
moving to 0 the goal of a a more complex complexand complexand complexand
and more advanced civilization To back backeach beekeach hackeach
each enterprise each mill and nd mine that thatadds thatadda thatadds
adds to the sum total of American re resource re reaoure isemmico ¬
source must have capital brains bawl and andenergy ancIY andenergy
energy Y to put it in a position tioIa tb be oper operated operated operated ¬
ated Near this city corner are central centralized centralized centralland ¬
ized the brains bralas the capital and the en energy eneI energy ¬
ergy that make the Immense Im wheels of ofAmerican oCAmerican ofAmerican
American industry revolve revolveHere revolveHere revolveHere
Here are the great eat banks the trust trustcompanies trustcompaDlee trustcompanies
companies and the stock market On the theide theIde thelde
ide floor of the exchange ex where shares snaresli sharesLi
li every conceivable form of industrial industrialsecurities induatrta1acurlties IndUstrialsecurities
securities are bought and sold aold men battle battleand battleftcht hattieand
and fight for an eighth and even a six sixteenth sixteenth sixteenth ¬
teenth of a dollar Young Y unr men middle middleaged middleapd middlesgd
aged men men and old men are there today todayand todayand todayand
and will always be there In this seeth seething seethme seethlag ¬
lag whirling pool of progressive ve com combatants eombetauru cornbatauta ¬
batants a single Individual Ind1 tual is little known knownor Jmowaor knownor
or little eared for It is but seldom that thata
a genius enl for speculation is givejuto one onemind ODeIDIDd onemind
mind Occasionally OccaaIoaall a man comes into the thearena theftII thearena
arena whose talent for strategic strateltcupoe plays playsupon playsupon
upon the chessboard of financial life is ismarked 18marked ismarked
marked He makes a reputation for him himself bbnaI himselL ¬
self For a time his course upon the theexchange tilee theexchange
exchange e Is watched with anxiety by his hisenemies hisenemieS
enemies and with confidence by Ms Msfriends 1a 1sfriends
friends For a time his every utterance utteranceIn
In regard to the rise or fauof fait be certain certainstocks certainIKocka certainstocks
stocks is teIIew followed by the willing wtWn public publicwith publicwith publicwith
with confidence Then TheD drunk with his hisown aUown binown
own power and dassled by his own sun suorcess IUCc suncess
cess c the proud Ida of the bulls and andbears udbears andbears
bears makes a careless l slip In the thetwinkling tbctwtDkU thetwinkftng
twinkling twtDkU of an eye e his b reputation has hasfled Jaufted baafled
fled In a a week the roar of the financial financialwhirlpool JuuIeIaIwlalrlpool fissaadaiwhIrI
whirlpool whIrI has gone by and left him himstranded himmanded himstranded
stranded upon the rock of failure and ob obI ob obUYIon ohIlvion
I llvkm A new king is to power and a new newfinancial DeW8laaDda1 newfinancial
financial hero 11 4 is watched with love and andhatred an4batrecl andhatred
hatred by 0 the crowd crowdIn crowdIa erow erowIn >
In this vortex of o American financial financialactivity ftDanclalactivit financialactivity
activity a type of man te bred whose whosenervous moeJMnOU8 whosenervous
nervous system te well accustomed to toevery DeverT toevery
every Jar Men win and lose their for fortnaes fort fortunes
tunes t to tte tS wheel of progression with the thesane tbecallIUIeM thesame
sane calmness that a aSioux Sioux Indian meets meetshis mee mee11M meetshis
his death One soon becomes accustomed accustomedto
to the p ups and downs of life in this at atmosphere atre atmosphere ¬
mosphere re A hard line around the cur corners oorDeIII curnova ¬
ners of the mouth and a steelly look to totbe tothe
the eye te the characteristic of the finan 1IDanrrtor finan44al
44al warriors rrtor of the money mOl district It is tea isa Isa
a fife of strife of aggression and of ofrapid o oraJJ6d ofrapid
rapid retreats Here the weak are quit quitto qulek qulekto quithto
to succumb and the strong are amply amplyrewarded amplyrented amplyrewarded
rewarded for the good fight fightTom ftahtTom fighLTom
Tom Truscott ru8COtt was what te familiarly familiarlyknown familiarlyJQIowu familiarlyknown
known on the street as b s a hasbeen hasbeenWhen luUIbeelLWIIeII hanbeenWhen
When a very young man he had gone into intoth mtoolke intotI
th tI o olke ofik ce of one of the wellknown wellknownbrokerage wel1JtDewnenae wellknownbreTage
brokerage enae firms and had held every peal position poIIdon pealdon ¬
don from Moor sweeper eepcr up to Junior Juniorpartner jaalorJMutner juniorpartner
partner He had been on the floor of the 1Mxcbance thexchange I Iexchange
exchange and had often stood for hours hourstit hourshi hoursi
tit i the eerier of a whirling palpitating palpitatingmass pal palpitatingnises
mass uJ of human beings buying and sell selling HlIIng selling ¬
ing the shares of stock that were wired wiredhim wtredhim wiredhim
him through his home office o llee He had hadbeen hadbeea hadbeet
been known as an excellent broker He Hewas fIewu liewag
was strong muscular active active and ener energetic eneraet1c energetlc ¬
getic ke 14 could stand the mill better betterthan betterthan betterthan
than most and became so used to cud sudden nden cudden ¬
den and rapid 3jtuaiions tUtJoDli and changes changesof
of fortune that he was Immune from fromnerves fromnerves l lnerves
nerves and other aihnenls al that affect affectth aff affectthe Ct Ctthe
th the average n e American business man manAt manAt manAt
At twenty Truscott considered himself himselffJrly hIJnaeICt himselffhly
fJrly t rl well off At twentyfive he wa wacomfortably wu wuCOfDfortabl7 wancofutortabiy
comfortably fixed in the parlance tff tffThe eltThe dfThe
The Street At t thirty he considered him himself himselt hlmself ¬
self sufficiently wealthy ealthy for a single s 1e man manand mananti manand
and perfectly rfectly well able to provide for fortwo tortwo fortwo
two Then came the climax ellma of his ca cateer catHr ceieee
teer At least he called it the climax climaxbut climaxbut climaxbut
but others said that he had many more moreyears moreyears sioreyears
years of usefulness Truscott had re remarked re remarkt remarked ¬
marked to his friends that he was down downand downand downand
and out outNear outNeyr outNci
Near Neyr Central Bark rk was a nice little littlehouse 1It 1Ithoua littlehouse
house on one of the branch arteries from fromFifth fromFifth fromFifth
Fifth avenue The household I1ou hold consisted consistedof
of paterfamelias a a retired banker mater materfamclias materfamelias materfamellas
famclias a sweet grayhaired lady of offortyeight offortyeight offortyeight
fortyeight and one daughter ca bter a red redcheeked redcbeekecl redchecked
cheeked young woman of some twen twenty twenty twenty ¬
ty summers Truscott bad been always alwayswelcome a1W7Swclcome alwayswelcome
welcome to this tI quiet home Here were weregood werorood weregood
good books quiet peace and tranquillity tranquillityAfter tranqullUtyAfter tranquillityAfter
After a a nerve nervewracking wraekln day on the floor floorof flooror floorof
of the exchange it was good to sit sitdown sitdo altdown
down do before a warm fire hear no jarring jarringcHck jarrl1cltck jarringclick
click of the telegraph no howling mob of offrenzied orfrenzied offrenzied
frenzied financiers and no fret and fume fumeof timeor fumeof
of the business a world In the quiet re refinement re refftement icfsement ¬
finement of this home the discussions discussionswere dIacusaIoMwere discussionswere
were of intellectual subjects of Long Longfellow loncfellow Longfellow ¬
fellow of Whittier and of Tennyson TennysonOne TennysonOne ou ouOne
One read the Nation the Critic and the theBooklovers theBookioer theBookiovers
Booklovers Magazine in this home and andit andIt andit
it was a rule that no one should ever everbroach everbroach everbreach
broach the subject of banking nklng and of offinance offinance offinance
finance For Truscotts tired nerves what whata
a godsend tndeed was this haven of ofrest ofrest ofrest
rest from the whirr and scream of his htedaily hisdADy hisdaily
daily toil toilHaving toilHavin tOILHaving
Having Havin had his way all of his life lifeTruscott 11 lifeTruncott fe feTrwcott
Truscott was sure U1e that in love as In Inwar n nwar nwar
war he could not fail fa to be a asuccess aiucce8L asuccess
success So he had h d planned watched watchedwaited watchedwaited watchedwaited
waited and bided his atlme time for the oppor opportunity opportW1tt opportunit ¬
tunity tW1tt that would come in the future fuure It Itwas Itwas itwas
was the opportunity to duplicate this thtequiet thisquiet thisquiet
quiet peaceful home and to have as a its itsmistress Usmistress Itsmistress
mistress the daughter of o his kind Jdo and andamiable andamiable uldamiable
amiable friends When the plum te ripe ripethought ripetboupt ripethought
thought Trnscott all that I nave nave to do is isto isto Istopiuckit
to topiuckit topiuckitTO pluck It ItTO ItTO
TO UK CONTINUED NKST N T SUNDAY SUNDAYHad SUNDAYlIn1 SUDALHad
Had No Pocket PocketThe Pocctr PocctrThe PockctcThe
The following story credited to Andrew AndrewCarnegie AndrowCarnegie Andrewiarnegle
Carnegie appears in the current Harpers HarpersWeekly HarpersWeekJy HarperzWeekly
Weekly Mr Caroegfe it te said tells tell it itto It Itto Itto
to Illustrate that a Celt is I always a Celt Celtin Celtin Coltin
in Scotland as well as in Ireland In a asermon IIsennon asermon
sermon preached in a email church In InGlasgow InGlasgow
Glasgow the pastor after inveighing inveighingagainst Inveisl1ingupllWt inveighingugainst
against clothfulness dothtul said by way w of ofclimax orcllma ofclimax
climax climaxDo cllmaDo I IDo
Do you think that Adam and Eve Eve went wentabout wentabout wentabout
about the Garden of Eden 1 en with their theirhands theirbands
hands In their pockets
L
THECANARYS THE CANARYS MISSION MISSIONBY
BY VIRGINIA LEILA WENTZ
Mr George Charlemagne Tower rro er rang runstor rangtor rangfor
tor hte h landlady with an impatient frown frownon frownon frownon
on his scholastic brow Assha An site entered enteredhis onteredhili enteredhis
his library she found him pacing up and anddown anddown anddown
down the Bokhara rug rugThat rugJJ1t rugThat
That person 1 orlOn whos rented re ted your room roomback roombAck roomback
back there there ha bogan boganA
A young ounS girt sir ventured Mrs Mar Martfn Marttn Martin
tin ttnmust
must part with that infernal ca canary canary canary ¬
nary It he went on ignoriiig the informa information InCOnllftUOII infermatlou ¬
tion or either sae S she a or I will hv have ve to toleave toFor toleave
leave For threo days day now Ive listened listenedto
to Its noise till Im in such a state of ofmind ofmINI ofsalad
mind that I cant evolve a single clear clearthought clearthoubt clearthought
thought or reason r 80n syllogistically Its Itsabsurd Itsah Itsabsurd
ah absurdMrs absurd absurdMrs rd rdtw
Mrs tw Martin hadnt nt perhaps the faint faintest faintNt faintcat ¬
est Idea what the th evolution of a clear clearthought clenrtIJorbt clearthought
thought meant nor what syllogistic syllogisticreasoning syllogisticreasoning tlc tlcreuoniDS
reasoning implied but she bad 1t d a most mostexcellent moete mostetcehIwt
excellent e < coJlent idea of what w t Mr r George Char Charlemagne Cha ChaJemape Charleniagne
lemagne Towers occupation of the best bestpart bestpart bestpart
part of her apartment meant and what whathi whatthreat whatbli
hi bli threat implied For five years now nowhe nowbe nowhe
he had been her model star tar lodger a abachelor abadteler abachelor
bachelor and 1U1cla a heartwhole man She Shehad Shehad Shebad
had come to look upon him as a a comfort comfortable comfortble comfortable ¬
able ble fixture Sl ture and so sf bad her husband husbandwho huebaoowho husbandwho
who was something ItO Ietbl of an idler having havingfound havingfound ins inslouDC1
found no position po ltlon in life exactly suited to tohis tohJa tohis
his gifted IrresponsibHHIte IrresponsibHHIteMiss Irrap Irresponsb1fttkMiss n lbltltlftel lbltltlftelUa
Miss Ua Ciemmens CJemmeMtll Clemniengtilats thats C the young girl girlsir gIrlBlr girlsir
sir wont part with her canary I know knowobserved kllOwobened knowobserved
observed the landlady nervously nerv a lY picking ptekingup pickingup pickingup
up a paper p pet weight Shes SM uncommonly uncommonlyfond uncommonlyfonc1 uncommonlyfond
fond of the bird rd But 111 tell her T Id d like likethe fkethe likethe
the room when her weeks weekap up Of Mrs Ira Mar Marttn MartIa Martilt
tilt laid down the paper pper weight with the theair tbeair theair
air of a martyr martyrVery martyrery martyrVery
Very ery well grunted Mr r Tower pull pullins pullI pulllag
ins I up the shade of his librarys back backwindow backwIDdo hackwindow
wIDdo window with a jerk so that the morning morningsunlight morJdnsauaJlht morningsunlight
sunlight struck like gold upon the big bigrobber bIcruMter bigrubber
robber plant Then he opened the win window wtndow window ¬
dow It was very warm in the th room roomSuppose room1JuppoIe mornSuppose
Suppose Ill have to stand the nuisance nuisancea
a few days longer Thats Tbat s all 21 Good Goodmorning GoodIDO Goodmorning
morning IDO He sat down dovi at JaIl mahog mahogany mah mahdelle mabogany ¬
any desk with an air of dismissal l and anddrew anddrew anddrew i
drew some papers toward him himAs Jdmlie himAs
As he bent over his manoaeriptz tB gooee gooeequffl equW gossequill j
quill in hand suddenly there sounded the thewhir thewhlr thewhir
whir of tiny wings inp in the stillness sUl of o the theroom theroom theroom
room room and there on the very sunniest leaf leafof leaof heatof
of his rubber plant perched a little yel yellow yellow yelloweanary ¬
low loweanary loweanaryAfter canary canaryAfter eIUUfAfter
After an alert aJert coquettish inspection of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the room and its occupant the bird lifted liftedIts tfiedIta liftedhg
Its slender neck and emitted several veral pent penetrating penttJatlnc junetrating ¬
trating chirps thenVIt t It Ailed Its tongs tongswith JuOfSwItII lungswith
with air Us soft sot chest expanded and it itburst itbunt Itburst
burst inte a gust of song songCome aGDgCome songCome
Come to In come hi called Mr Tower Towerbrusquely TowerbruqueI Towerbrusquely
brusquely in response to a a knock upon uponhis uponIda uponhis
his half JaalfcloRcl dosed door He looked up over overhis overhtIJ overhi
his hi glasses There straight and slender slenderand len slenderand er erad
and very very young stood a girl the thesplendid theapleDdid theudId
splendid udId morning mon JlI light bathing her and andturning andtundag andturning
turning the bronze of her soft hair to tofire toYou tofir
fire fir
fireYou
You see MeII niy canary ca she ex explained ex1IaJDecI oxplalned ¬
plained I was giving him a bath ath4uId ath4uIdbe bathandbe nd ndhe
be spied your pUnt ht the sunlight and andwill aDdwill andwVl
will will yon dose your window please and andlet aDdJet andlet
let me coax him at back Im your new newneighbor 1M 1M1tJhbor newneighbor
neighbor 1tJhbor Gmcioca demmeRS to Mrs MrsMartins MrsMartins
Martins back room there She nodded noddedprettily JICHIdedpretti noddedpreWIy
prettily pretti over her shoulder down the side sideof sideor sideof
of the long apartment apartmentGradoca 8J1trtlDeJltGradoca apartmeaLOrdoca
Gradoca ejaculated Mr George GeorgeCharlemagne GeorgeCharlemagne
Charlemagne Tower half to himself hlmaelC as ashe ashe
he closed the window wlndo There had never neverbeen D8Verbeen neverbeen
been but one of that name outside the thecovers thecovei I Ienww
covers covei of the old green fairybook That Thatone ThatODe Thatone
one was a a girt he had known in Yaiem Yaiemhis YaJetnIda YaIeinhis
his freshman year At that lender age ageshe ageshe se seaile
she had l Leen ljen een sufficiently older old r than he heto heto heto
to lay Ja siege upon his susceptibilities useelUblUlJesLonIy susceptIbIlitiesLordy susceptibilitiesLordy
Lordy tordy how far away away that seemed seemednow seemedlaOwI seemednow
now laOwI She S TSf a is U6 Ban he saw sawreflectively sakirefteetinly saidreflectively
reflectively fingering his watch chain as ashe Mhe ashe
he looked at the girl coaxing the canary canaryand canaryaDd canaryand
and she went West WestUhhuh 1JrestUbbuh WestUhhuh
Uhhuh acquiesced the girl rightly rightlythats tightlythats rightlythats
thats where here she met fat father The Thebird ThebInt Thebird
bird new ew to her shoulder u and with one onehand onehaDd onehand
hand she covered it daintily dafnt y and bent bentdown bentdown bentdown
down her coral lips to caress car cares its tiny tinyfluffy Un Unftdy tinyfluky
fluffy head But how ever did you come cometo cometo cometo
to know mother Think I hook Jeok like her herVery herYery herVery
Very m reach eh indeed said the man mangravely manJI1lvely mangravely
gravely answering the last question questionOnly QuestionOnly questionOsly
Only prettier he added iwcJed mentally look looktog looking hooklug
tog down confusedly eGnfu edb on the Una fi e white whiteparting whitepartinb whiteparting
parting that separated the burnished gold golden klen golden ¬
en waves of hair hairShes hairSaIes hairShes
Shes disturbed my train tral of thought thoughthe thougbthe thoughthe
he said helplessly ly after she had disap disappeared dfRppearecl disappeered ¬
peered So So her mother died when she shewas shewaa sheWa
was Wa a baby by and shes abe all alone in the theworld thewortd theworld
world poor child childFor cblldFor childFor
For the next ne hour Mr George Charle Charleleague Cbarlem Charlemnagite
league m e Tower scribbled away idly over his hisdesk hl hldesk hi hidesk
desk Idiy Ici for visions vi lons of o a goddess e with withburnished wIthburnl withburnished
burnished bed hair got mixed up v with lth every everything everything everything ¬
thing he wrote Finally heprese lMpres ed d the theelectric theelectric theelectric
electric button When Mrs Martin ap appeared Appeared ftpjered ¬
peared he explained to her that hed hedchanged hedchanged Iedchanged
changed his mind about the canary canaryrather caJ1ryrather canaryrather
rather fancied he liked its singing after afterall afterallno
all 1180 so she need not disturb herself about aboutcomplaining aboutcomplaining oout ooutcomplal
complaining complal to its owner She had not notalready notalready notalready
already done so he hoped hopedMrs IlopedMrs hopedMrs
Mrs Martins kindly motherly face facebeamed facebeamed fa fabeamed
beamed No she had not She was de deferring de detrrlg doerring ¬
erring that unpleasant mission ml ion till even evening ovenI evenlug ¬
lug I Miss Clemmens Clem mens went out to work workovery workovery workevery
overy morning morningthat that was she who closed closedthe closedthe closedthe
the hall door a half hour tour ago asoand and she shewas shewu shewan
was afraid it might upset up et the poor girl girlfor girlfor girlfor
for the days duties telling t lIl1g her just as asshe asbe asshe
she left leftWhen leftWhen leftWhen
When Mrs Martin had gone one the bache bachelor bIlcbeor bachebr ¬
lor straightened up and anct and laughed and andwith antIwith andwith
with the laugh he h was transformed Ho Hopushed Hopu Hopushed
pushed pu bed his pen and ink away put the thepaper thoIper thepaper
paper weight over his unfinished manu manuscript mannscript manuscript ¬
script strode into the halt and rang for forthe forthe forthe
the lift with the swagger of youth outh His Hisslightly His51l1htJy HISslightly
slightly bent scholarly walk was dis discarded discarded discarded ¬
carded What man could be old with a aface aface aface
face like Graefocas in his heart heartA IteartA heartA
A day da or two later when he found that thatthte thatthis thatthis
this embodiment of youth was mothor mothorly mothorIy motherly
ly Manila pf The Young Girls Em Embroidery Embroidery Embroidery ¬
broidery Bazaar and that her duties dutieswere dutieswere dutieswere
were to lead the young mind Ind into the themysteries themysteries themysteries
mysteries of purling dropstitch and son sentiment scnti sonthnent ¬
timent ti lcot ho acknowledged that there was wassome WaSsome wassome
some humor in life after all allLife allLite allLife
Life was not only humorous it was wasgradually wasgradually as asgradual
gradually gradual becoming beco lns luminous as a wellGone wellGone well wellGone
Gone were the days when his hi desk and his hisbooks hisbooks hisbooks
books were Mr lIrTowers Towers sole companions companionsIn com nions nionsIn
In the thedaUme daytime now he often listened to tothe tothe tothe
the song of the canary and lived in inthoughts InthoughtS Inthought
thoughts of Its owner owner in the evenings he hewas he hewas hewag
was allowed to chat with the girl her herself hersell herself ¬
self selfMrs
Mrs Irs Martin watched the growing ro romance romance romanse ¬
mance with selfeffacing interest And Andon Andon Andon
on many a cozy evening spent around the thelogflre theloftre thelogfire
logflre in the library grate she would wouldinvent wouldloeat wouldInvent
invent some excuse and absent herself herselfso hornetso
so that the two might be alone aloneThe aloneThe aloneThe
The bachelor had fingered his glasses glassesnervously glassesnervou glnssesnervously
nervously nervou 1 when he asked the question que t10n of ofquestions ofque ofquestions
questions t1ona and when in her cool confidant confidantlittle confidantlittle confidentlittle
little way the girl had said No hs hsurged heurged lieurged
urged no further furtherI
I understand ho said to himself himselfthat 11Im h1rnel h1rnelthat I Ithat
that night as a he dropped drop cd his head down
on Ute dsk drlskI I am too teoteo too old Sues a afool afool
fool to drdaxn < rfQ1 of itr itrTha It ItTbtt ILThe
The girl however Ionor la the privacy of ofher other ofhr
her room wore ore a wistful t ful sad little face faceNow faceNow faceNow
Now and than a a tear would fail with a asplash aHe asplash
splash splashHe splashHe
He doesnt seem so awfully awfully awfullyold 8wful1yold awfullyold
old BHx she pleaded going oIng up to the thecago thecago thecage
cago whore tho canary slept with < Uh his head headtucked headtucked headtucked
tucked unresponsively under his wing wingHow wingHow wingHow
How could I do without him now H Hnever nnever IInever <
never guesses how this sUb sUf lltiia JIt little heart heartof Martof hiartof
of mine listens for his step in the halt haltthe or orthe orthe
the sound of his voice voI nor how it flatters ftettsrawhen fte ftewheft flatterswhen
when it hoars hO r them Is I it so vary vary varydreadful varydreadful verydreadful
dreadful Blix to marry a a man who whothlnks wtIothlnJs whothinlcs
thlnks hes hie too old I wonder 1C UHer ILHer 1CHer
Her sentence sonte e8 trailed off IndIstInguishably iadtotingvishttMyas IBd IBdWI
as she sb knelt to say her prayers prayerstin IKyeraBut prayersBut
But she didnt wonder long ill Mf Mar XarUn Martin
tin wouldnt let her And so on the Al Allowing rIlowing following ¬
lowing Sunday she tripped into the library librarycarrying nnrarycarrying y yCltrrytDl
carrying her canary cage Bttx wasnt wasntfeeling W1IMtfeeling warn t tfeeling
feeling very well and she had promised promisedhim PIOMlHdhim promdhim
him a sunbath by the rubber plant plantAs JJIaatAs plantAs
As Mr Ir George Charlemagne Cbarl Tower Towerhung Twerhung oJ oJhung
hung the cage cagete he te seemed everflowingiy everflowingiyhappy OYeI1IowJngiyhappy overdowkngiyhappy
happy Evidently that cool cool confident lit little little littie ¬
tle no had been withdrawn for Ute tfcepurpose Utepurpo lit litpurpose
purpose e of amendment amCINIlDCDtlt It would hare harebeengven haebeeneveR larebeoneyes
beengven safe aleto to guess that a yes had hadbeen Milbeea hadbeen
been supplied Gracioea had nestled her 1Ierelf herself fcarself
self into a big leather chair near the Are Areas are area fiream
as a if she intended to stay there tber forever foreverIt toIwer9It forevetIt
It was a way shrf had b8Aone one of the tilewa many manyways sanityways
ways wa her lover had found oaDdcharming so taeOabiy taeOabiycharming isaiycharming
charming Possibly other otherghmg girig had them themtoo utoo tb tbtoo
too He IT didnt know knowHe kIlO kIlOHe knowHe
He stod before her for a second UMM tMItIItooplng theastooping UMMstooping
stooping his two patrician hands hlUldeach framed framedeach framedeach
each side of her oval face face and JId9 am hs turned turnedit
it up to his hisThink hisThlnk hisThink
Think dear he said you you might lit ha luau luaucorns a acome 8COIfte
come and stopped a a while and gone g gs ojuE ojuElike just justlike 11like
like the dozenandone other oewpents 1MUItset 1MUItsetthat f fthat fthat
that room back thereif thereifIf
If it hadnt been for BHxM Blfx twfnkiBl twfnkiBlshe twt1dedalae twh twhshe
she alae dimpling divinely dlvIDeI7Preclou divinelyPrecious
Precious little BUxM Dlix ejaculate he 1M 1Mbls hehis
his voice lost somewhere amops the tileor oslo eatfeof osloof
of the girls fluffy hair hairADd hairAnd
And the canary forgetting he hafeeling wasnt wasntfeeling t tfeeling
feeling well v e1I extended his slander body bodyfilled bodyfilled i iftlled
filled his tiny lungs with air and aMpompo sane sanepompously pg pgpompously
pompously pompo It was for aU tie world WGIUit las lasif s sIf
if he were proud of the mission hobad hobadperformed he had hadperformed 111IIIperformed
performed performedOBpjnrisMcd
performed19W f fHIS
OBpjnrisMcd b4ed Ear by S So C Co PMM PMMBIS 1 Psam PsamFIS
HIS EIGETYDOLLAE COAT COATThe COATThe COATThe
The Highpriced Garment That ThatCaused T11atCnulCed ThatCaused
Caused Trouble TroubleFKQM TroubIcPn TroublePISM
FKQM UM Chfc CIaIeap CIaIeaplmt go Nm NmIsnt NeaiIsnt
Isnt that the Se overcoat yo you were werebragging WlrebMl werebragging
bragging bMl ing so much about aboutr asked > the theInquisitive tlleInquJ theInquisitive
Inquisitive InquJ ttlYe person persondues perHn personduess
dues ueu it Is Ja answered tlt Ute Utehi spa spaIn a aIn t
In the prosperoustooklng garment garmentWhy JIU1IIttVb garmentWhy
Why WhyOh WhyOh Vb VbHOb
HOb Oh nothing only you look mighty MJPtydl mightydiscouraged mtgfctydiscouraged
discouraged dl for a fellow who te able ableto ableto
to support one of the swellest overcoats overcoatson
on the street streetDiscouraged streetDlaeouraged StreetDiscouraged
Discouraged eh Wen Wen Wenw8uJc1 perhaps you youwould y u uwould
would be be too too If you 7Oat but let me e t till tIlon tillyell ai aiyon
yon on about l ut it It I actually needed a Ai snow snowovereot new newovercoat JteWovereoat
overcoat and happened to a ceo e yOuct I Ithought Itltovpt Ithought
thought was a neat pattern in inthe Osh r rthe Ofthe
the show silo windows I went eat ix ts > ask askthe askthe askthe
the price priceWho priceWbo
Who 110 should the proprietor r be tat t tteUow a afellow afellow
fellow I weed to play 7 marbles mu l with witkdown wttitdoWJl withdown
down in > the country when we w w were wereboys ere ereboys r rboys
boys Before we began to talk bust business Wstnea bustness ¬
ness I confessed to being < the beat t1II1Ul saiee saieeman saled3namt
3namt man in Jahn A Co Cos at about three threetimes t threetimes
t1mes times the pay yours truly can canmaud com cornmand command ¬
mand at t present pret eat I had to make k some somesori sOmesort e esorl
sort of a bluff luJ at being a success successWhen aucceaWhen suoneasWhen
When we came back to the subjeet subjeetof 81I
of overcoats my tailor friend ton told me methe Methe methe
the singular virtues of this th thing th la lawhich lawhleh Inwhich
which you behold bbohd old me He swore that thatthere tUtthere thatthere
there was nothing like Ukelt It this side of ofNew ofNew ofNew
New York that it was a a special weave weaveand wayeanti weaveand
and pattern and all wool at that And Andseeing ADdaeelnS Andseeing
seeing that I was an old friend frle of his hisan4 lata lataRn binand
and Rn so on onyou you know kno the kind kID of story storyI
I did have the courage to murmur murmursomething JWrsomething murmursomething
something about SS 80 being just ju t a trifle triflehigrber trtAeh triflehigher
higher h ber than I had expected to pay butI but butI t tI
I didnt tell him that 3S 2t was the high highest JaIdaest higheat ¬
est I had ever gone before beforeNow beforeNow beforeNow
Now look here said DIY friend friendclothes trJeadeJotbes friendclothes
clothes make the man Why a coatsuch coat coatsuch t tsuch
such as aslwihimake I will 111 make up upforyrueabe upforyrueabelatest for yun et the thelatest tINlattlt
latest with straight back backWDl will make makeyon MILkeOU makeyou
yon OU one of the handsomest men in town townand townand tew tewand
and besides it will increase your YOWlU sales salesIf mienIC
If you look like a a big plump plumpeery sweceas sweceasevery sppcessevery
every one will think you are aremoney nteJctag nteJctagmoney smJth smJthmoney
money and nei hand over the orders Pee People Pe0ple Peepie ¬
ple like to deal with salesmen wire look lookprosperous IMkprospelouSo lookprosperous
prosperous prosperousSo
So I gave him the order orderIll orderIll orderill
Ill never forget f ret the first day I wore woreit woreIt woreit
it it After tter putting It on I walked l straight straightfor stndglatfor straightfor
for the beanery where I had eaten so somany JIOman norunny
many man noonday lunches Then The came my myfirst myftrst myfirst
first shock for it suddenly occurred occurredme to tome tome
me that no selfrespecting1 selCre pecUJtl JXf 11 coat coatwonld centwould coatwould
would like to be placed before bel ore a ham hamsandwich bamandw1e11 hOrnsandwich
sandwich and a draw dra one one so soThats soTlultS soTliats
Thats why interrupted the In Inquisitive Inquisitive Inquisitive ¬
quisitive person you have been going goingto
to De Smiths and andAnd andAnd andAnd
And paying seventyfive to oneftfty oneftftyfor oneAftyfor onefiftyfor
for lunches And being broke all the thetime thetImf thetime
time Yes that Is why whyBut whyBut whyBut
But It was nothing compared comp red to the theworry theorry theworry
worry orry I have been staggering under underYou vaderYou underYou
You see with the old coat I was as net netcompfUed Betcom notcomlied
compfUed com comlied rl1ed to keep awake all the thetha thethaI time timeI
I didnt ldnt have to sit facing that praolous praolousgarment preohaut1lrment preoiuusgarment
garment day in day out outBut outEut outBut
But let me tell you that when w en ho hepatronizes hoptltroubes hopatronizes
patronizes R high priced tailor tallora a fallow fallowhas fellowhas followhas
has to notice things Why Thy In the first firstweek ftrstweek firstweek
week I caught three gentlemen making makinga
a mistake They just simply walked walkedup walkedup walkedup
up put my coat on and started out outBut oatBut outBut
But you 011 made money wltn iItft the coat coatSold coatSold coatSold
Sold lots more goods didnt you youDid youDid ou ouDid
Did I On the contrary when my mycustomers mycustomers mycustomers
customers saw me coming with that thatcoat thatcoat thatcoat
coat I was encored to a finish but they theygave theygae theygave
gave their orders to my competitor competitorwho competItorwho competitorwho
who gave go ve the impression that there was wasnot wasnot wasnot
not pveh h a big percentage percenta e of profit in inwhat Snwhat Inwhat
what he sold soldBut sol solBut soldBut
But I wouldnt care so blamed much muchif muchIf muchif
if It hadnt been for what happened at atthe atthe atthe
the office You see see Miss Balteman and andI
I were real friendly I used u ed to ride ridehome ridehome ridehome
home with her most every ever night nightNow nlxhtNow nightNow
Now she prefers to be seen with the thebookkeeper thebookkeep thebookkeeper
bookkeeper < r and you ought to sea the theold theold theold
old clothes he trots Say would yon yonBelieve youlielleve 011 011IfUeve
Believe it It she told the ether stenog stenographer stenogreplier ¬ J
rapher that she liked IIkedme me real well but butthat butthat butthat
that her last years jacket didnt match matchthe matchthe matchthe
the 80 affair of mineAw mineAw mine mineAw =
Aw whats the use useWhere usebcre useWhere
Where bcre Smiths Hend WaV Was Laid LaidNorfolk Lnldlo LaidNorfolk
Norfolk lo olk GafrremaadaM c iIeDcI Rtetewed DGK Ne XTA NessLelderAt Lefaier LefaierAt lerAt
At loast two parties are reported to tohave tohae tohave
have acquired for exhibition the original originalstone originalstone originalstone
stone upon which the head of Capt John JohnSmith JChnSmith JohnSmith
Smith was laid ready for execution executionOne executionOne executionOne
One is from Powhatan near Richmond Richmondwhile Richmondwhlto Richmondwhile
while tho other came from a farm on the theJames theJ theJames
James J mes River farther farther down the river riverThe rIverThe riverThe
The first stone atoneSe te reported rep rte4 to have been beenpurchased beenpurchL beenpurchased
purchased purchL 14d < by a Northern man who ex expects expects oxpeels ¬
pects to exhibit it and the other storm stormis stJ11is stonmis
is said to have been purchased by a local localcorporation localc011l0raUon localcorjjoratlon
corporation corporationThe J JTne
The first stone is said s d to have brought broughtoco
3000 3000 oco The second one was purchased at a agood agrJod agood
good price

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