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pale staff of t!ic Cook & Stoddard Com- i
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Mr. Barnes recently returned from a trip i
to the factory, at Syracuse, N. Y., where ,
he made a study of the Franklin car.
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The survey of the new macadam road- j
way which is to be constructed between <
"Washington and Alexandria has been j
completed and estimates for the work
will be received the coming- week. Ac
cording to plana it will bo necessary to
widen the roadway in the vicinity of
l.una Park, and it ts possible that a
car track spur will have to be moved.
Assistance is being rendered by the Department
of Agriculture in. constructing
the road.
* *
One Important thing for the motorist to
observe Is that the gasoline is strained before
putting it into the tank. A very lit- J
tie grit or dirt Is sufficient to close up the
carburetor. Some troubles, of course. '
cannot be guarded against, but dirty
gasoline is something that should never
c?uso inconvenience, although It frequently
does through carelessness. ^
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Tyrus Cobb, an Idol of the. base ball ,
world. Is driving a car in the good roads
tour from New York to Atlanta, which i(
started from New York Monday morning, .
October 25. That Cobb Is one of the star '
attractions of the tour cannot be doubted.
He received a tremendous ovation in
New York city at the start of the tour. ,
Cobb is a southern boy, and, in fact, he
represents his native town of Royston,
Ga., In this tour. The board of trade of ,
Royston wired to Cobb In Detroit, at the
close of the world's series, asking him to
drive a car as its representative, and he
finally completed arrangements to do so.
Cobb is driving a car which is scarcely <
less known than himself. He is driving ,
the celebrated Chalmers-Detroit "30,"
which has come to be known all over
the country as "Old Reliable." because !
of the many strenuous Journeys it has
undertaken and successfully completed.
This car was driven last summer and fall
208 miles a day for 100 consecutive days, ,
a total distance of 20,800 miles.
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Mrs. Jean Newton Cuneo. wife of a well
known New Yorker, is participating on
the New York-Atlanta endurance run and
is driving a Rainier touring oar which is
being used by the press. She is an automobt'e
enthusiast and is considered an ex- 1
pert at piloting a big machine. I
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Ray Owen, who is driving a new model
four-cylinder Reo car on the New YorkAtlanta
tour, is one ot" the veterans of
the great Pittsburg endurance run of 1908.
known as the run of the Mudlarks. Private
owners are taking part in the good
roads tour over the National highway in
greater numbers than in any other tour In
the history of automobillng. Many are
not accompanied by mechanics, depending
wholly upon themselves to make any repairs
which may be found necessary.
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Mr. and .Mrs. Charles W. Render enjoyed
u two-day trip last week Jn a l.ocomobile
roadster, visiting Rockville,
Frederick and Kmmitrburg. returning to
the city via KUieott City and Raltitnorc
over the new boulevard.
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Former Senator J. It. Henderson has
purchased a lf'10 Matheson "Six" touring
car and limousine body also. The touring
car has a seating capacity of five
persons and the limousine seven. The
? ar will bo delivered within t lie next few
aays.
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S A. tVin>or returned a few days aeo
from a business trip to the Quaker city.
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S'ew York avenue. The pillars and floorng
In the center of the spacious building
lave been removed, thus affording ample
light and additional floor space. The
stockrooms will be located on the upper
floors, while the repair shop will remain
n Its present location. As a result of the
mprovements. 14,000 feet of clear floor
space will be afforded.
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Mr. and Mrs. Ed B. Terry and Mrs. M.
P. Terry motored to Rldgcville, Md., last
3unday In Mr. Terry's Bulck touring car.
ind after spending the day returned home
n the evening. The trip was via Rock,-iile.
Washington Grove, and thence over
:he new- Eaytonsville pike.
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A. B. Dulln and a party of friends enjoyed
a trip over the boulevard to the
Monumental City the past week In his
Jldsmobile touring car.
*
Details have practically been completed
Tor the National Automobile Show, which
tvill open in the Auditorium-Armory, Atanta,
Ga., November 6, continuing to the
13th. The revised list of exhibitors shows
that sixty-seven of the leading motor
;ar m alters have contracted for space?
i remarkable showing for the itrst automobile
exposition of the south. Atlanta
:an rightfully be proud of the response
makers have made to the call from the
south for a show. With the scores of ac:essory
exhibitors, this is by far the largest
list which ever exhibited at a "first
show."
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Always see that the spare parts carried
jn the car?especially the valves?are of
the proper size for the engine, so that
there may be no annoying delay If they
should be suddenly called into requisition.
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Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mulford are on
their honeymoon this week in the Dozier
six-cylinder stock car that holds the
world's record of 1,196 miles In twentyfour
hours. Ralph Mulford, who drove
this car at Brighton Beach, was married
the day before the race and he and his
bride are now making a tour through
England. They will be accompanied by
C. A. Emise, who Is driving the Lozler car
that 'finished second In the big race.
Both of these Lozler cars broke the
world's continuous twenty-four-hour record.
Car No. 2, driven by Mulford and
Patsdlke, made 1.196 miles and the other
Lozler made 1,189 miles. The former
non-stop race record, 1,000 miles, was
made by a Renault on the same track.
August 27-28. The winning Lozler
cars, therefore, made, respectively, 146
miles and 119 miles more than were ever
made by any car in a continuous twentyfour-hour
race. These cars are regular
slx-cyllnder fifty-horsepower Brlarcllff
stock models, and ufter they have been
equipped with new bodies they will be
placed in stock one#! more and offered
for sale at regular prices.
J. K. McDonald of Philadelphia arrived
in this city during the early part
of the week, having driven over the road
in Ids Locomobile. He is making his
headquarters at the Standard garage,
where he expects to remain for about
I xo weeks.
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The Plynn Motor Car Company has
closed a contract for the handling of the
Stearns automobile in this city.
* *
The adoption of the gasoline power motor
to commercial uses and the reduction
of the coat of the engines have put them
within reach of the oyster dredgers and
fishermen along the Potomac, and now
fully half the larger boats used in oysteriiK
and fishing are so equipped. The
fishermen use power-driven boats to visit
and fish their nets and to carrv the
catch to the shipping point, and the
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The definite date has been Anally decided
upon for the flag to flag endurance
and reliability run from Denver to
the City of Mexico. According to the
revised conditions the contestants, of
which there will be not less than twenty,
will leave Denver Monday, November 22.
and end in the City of Mexico the week
of December 13. when an automohil* >hn?
will be held In the federal district. The
conditions are practically the same as
those of the Olidden tour except for the
fact that there will be no technical examination"
at the end of the tour according
to present plans.
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Frank Richards, a well known motorist
of this city, is enjoying a hunting trip at
Hughesvllle, Md. He motored there a
few days ago in his Pope-Toledo touring
car.
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A. Stanley Zell and "Jack" Sperry lert
Friday in a Peerless touring car over
the road to New York. Early yesterday
morning they motored over to Eong Island
and witnessed the start of the Vanderbirt
cup races.
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II. E. Turner, a local enthusiast, has
bought a Pope-Hartford touring car. The
car is the new 1910 type, four cylinder,
forty SOrsepower. The car was delivered
during the past week.
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Claude E. Miller has returned from a
ten-day trip to New York, having motored
from the metropolis to the National
Capital in fast time.
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Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Thompson of New
York, accompanied by Miss Jane Mitchell
and F. R. Smith, passed through Washington
recently en route for the Euray
Caverns and a tour of the Shenandoah
valley. The car was a sixty-horsepower
Stearns, the property bf Mr. Thompson,
who was driving.
* *
From indications it now appears that
there will be enough changes in the motor
cars, motorcycles and accessories that
are to be exhibited at the tenth national
automobile show, in Madison Square
Garden, New York, January 8-15, to keep
the enthusiasts busy studying them, and
a thorough inspection of the new fea
lures will be a task to complete In one
day. Although the motor car and everything
pertaining to It will be sufficient to
hold the attention of the public, the scenic
surroundings in wh'ch will be set the
annual array of the automobile industry's
lustrous gems are promised to be so gorgeous
and striking that the visitor may
be excuted if for the moment he forgets '
the utilitarian phase of the exhibition
aid feasts his eyes on the "Garden beautiful."
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In Regard to Feet.
From the London Globe.
Anthropologists assert that Die Frenchman's
foot is long, narrow and well proportioned.
Tho Scotchman's foot, according
to these authorities, is high and
thick, strong, muscular and capable of
hard work. The Russian's foot possesses
one peculiarity, the toes being generally
webbed to the first Joint. The Tartar's
foot is short and heavy, the foot of a
certain type of savage, and the toes are
ho same length. The Spaniard's foot is
renerally small, but finely curved. The
'nghshniar.'s foot is in most cases, short
and rather fleshy, and not as a rule as
irontf, proportionately, as it should be.
"Talk is cheap." quoted the moralizer.
"Huh!" rejo ned the demoralizer. "You
just wail till your wife begins to explain
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CHAPTER HI?Continued. t
"The boat," affirmed Quain, too dis- *
couraged for tiie obvious retort ungra- t
clous. He stooped and caught up a
frayed end of rope, exhibiting it in wit- j
ness to his statement. "Ain't it h?II?" ^
he inquired, plaintively. ~
Amber's gaze followed the rope, the | f
further end of which was rove through j ?
the ring of a small grapnel anchor half ( I
burled in the spongy earth. "Gone!" he '
echoed, dismally.
"Gone away from here," said Quain.
deliberately, nodding at the rope's end.
"The tide floated her off, of course, but
how this happened is beyond me. 1 ^
could kill Antone." He named the Por- \
tuguese laborer charged with the care of i
the boats at Tanglewood. "It's his job }
to see that these cables are replaced J
when they show signs of wear." He cast i
the rope from him in disdain and wheeled 1
to stare baywards. "There!" he cried, E
leveling an arm to Indicate a dark and f
fleeting shadow upon the storm-whipped j J
waters. "There she goes-not three hun- .
dred feet off. It can't be Ave minutes J
since she worked loose. I don't see }
why ! If It hadn't been for that ;
d??d cartridge ! It's the devil's :
own luck!"
A blur of snow swept between boat and
shore: when it had passed the former c
was all but indistinguishable. From a *
full heart Quain blasphemed fluently. <
"Rut if she holds as she stands." f
he amended, quickly, his Indomitable t
spirit fostering the forlorn hope, "she'll go
aground in another Ave minutes and <i
I know Just where. I'll go after her."
"The deuce you will! How?" ?
"Thorp's an old skimmy up the shore t
a ways." Already Quain was moving: off *
in search of it. "Noticed her this morn- *
Jug. Daresay she leaks like a sieve, hut a
at worst the water's pretty shoal inshore 1
hereabouts." c
"Cold comfort in that." (
"Better than none, you amiable " s
"Can you swim?" Amber demanded. ^
pointedly. <1
"Like a fish. And you?" f
"Not like a flsh." ?
"D? n." Quain brought up short with F
a shin barked against a thwart of the a
rowboat he had been seeking, and in roeI
ognition of the -mishap liberally insulted i
his luck. a
Amber, knowing that his liuri was as J
inconsiderable as his Ill-temper, which a
was more than lialf-feigned to mask his t
anxiety, laughed quietly, meanwhile in- y
specting their find with a critical eye. d
"Toil don't seriously mean to put off in o
this crasy hencoop, do you?" he asked h
"Just precisely that. It's the only h
way." o
"It's simple madness. I won't " a
"Von don't want to stay here all night, w
do you?" b
"No, but " tl
"Well, then, lend us a liand and don't
stand there grumbling. Be thankful for s
what you've got, which is me and my b
enterprise." u
"Oh. all right." e
Together they put their shoulders to the
bows of the old, flat-bottomed rowboat. a
with incredible exertions uprooting it t
from Its ancient bed, and at length bad fj
it afloat. o
Panting, Quain mopped his forehead y
with a handkerchief much the worse for s
a day's association with gun grease, and t<
peered beneath his hand Into the murk s
that veiled the bay. s
"There she Is," he declared, confident- r
!>'. "aground." He pointed. "I'll fetch
nri with her in no time." I,
But Amber could sees nothing In the e
leant resembling the catboat. and said so Q
with decision. a
"She's t.>ere, all right." Insisted Quain. s
" 'Taln't my fault If you're blind. Here, t!
hold this, will you. while I find me a pole q
of some sort." Jle thrust into Amber's h
hand an end of rotten painter at which h
the rowboat strained, and wandered off n
Into the night. In the course of time re- w
turning with an old eel-pot stake, flotsam b
of some summer storm. "Pure, bull- p
headed link!" he crowed. Jubilant, bran- fi
dishing his trophy, and jumped Into the p
boat. "Now sit tight till I come back?
Huh?hat?" p
"I'm com big, too," Amber repeated, u
quietly. U
"The h?11 you are! D'you want to sink ii
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is? What do you think this is. anyway?
in excursion steamer? You stay where
'ou are and I?I say?take care of this
ill I come back, like a good fellow."
He thrust the butt of Ids shotgun into
Vmber's face, and the latter, seizing it.
vas rewarded by a vigorous push that
sent him back half a dozen feet. At the
lame time the painter slipped from his
:rasp and Quain, lodging an end of the
sei-pot stake on the hard sand bottom.
>ut his weight upon it. Before Amber
ould recover the boat had slid oft and
vas melting swiftly into the shadows.
After a hit Qualn's voice came back.
'Don't fret. Davy. I'm all right."
Amber cupped hands to mouth and sent
i cheerful hail ringing in response. Slnultaneously,
the last, least, indefinite blur
hat stood for the boat In the darkness,
anished in a swirl of snow, and he was
ilone with the storm and its misgivings,
"pon these he put a check?would not
Iwell upon them; but their influence none
lie less proved strong enough to breed
n him a resistless restlessness and keep
ilm tramping up and down a flve-yard
itretch of comparatively solid earth?to
md fro. stamping his feet to keep his
>lood circulating, lugging both guns, one
icneath either arm, hunching his shoullers
up about his ears in thankless atempt
to prevent wet flakes from sifting
n between tils neck and collar?thus, inermlnably
it seemed, to and fro, to and
ro.
In the course of time this occupation
lefeated its purpose; the very monotony
>f it sent his thoughts winging back to
iuain; lie worried more than ever for his
rlend. reproaching himself unmercifully
or that he had suffered him to go alone
-or at all. Quain had a wife and chilIren;
that thought proved insupportable.
' Had lie missed the catboat alto
tether? Or had he gained it only to tind
he motor disabled or the propeller fouled
rith the wiry eel glass that choked the
;hoals? In either instance he would be
it the merey of the wind, for even with
he sail cioso reefed he would have no
hoiee other than to fly before the fury.
)r had the boat possibly gone aground
o hard and fast that Quain had found
timself unable to push her off and
loomed to lie in her. helpless, against the
tilling of the tide? Or (.last and most
;rudged guess of all) had the "skimmy"
roved as unseaworthy as its dilapidated
ippearantM had proclaimed It?
Twenty minutes wore wearily away.
raiMiig ever more densely, the snow drew
iti Impenetrable wan curtain between
imber and the world of life and light
,nd warmth; while with each discordant
last tho strength of the gale seetned to
rax. its high hysteric clatnor at times
rowning even the incessant deep bellow
f the ocean surf. Once Antber paused
11 his patrol, having heard, or fancying
0 had heard, tho staccato plnt-plut-plut
f a marine motor. On impulse, with a
welling heart, ho swung his gun skywards
and pulled both triggers. The doule
report rang in his ears loud as a
liunderclap.
In the moments that followed, while he
tood listening, with every fiber of his
eing keyed to attention, the sense of his
tter Isolation chilled his heart as with
old steel.
A little frantically he loaded and fired
gain, but what at first might have been
bought the faint far echo of a hail he
1 the end set down reluctantly to a trick
f the hag-ridden wind; to whose savage
oice he durst not listen long; in such a
torni. on such a night, a man had but
o hearken with a credulous ear to hear
trange and terrible voices whispering,
hrlektng, gibbering, howling untold horors.
An hour passed, punctuated at frequent
itervals bv gunshots. Though they
voked no answer of any sort, hope for
luain died hard in Amber's heart. With
11 his might he labored to convince hltnelf
that his friend must have overtaken
he drifting boat, and, forced to reiin
uish his efforts to regain the beam, i
ave scudded across the bay to the raalnmd
and safety; but this seemed a surtise
at best so far-fetched, and one as
ell not overlong to be dwelt upon, lest
y that very Insistence Its tenuity be emhasised.
that Amber resolutely turned
rom it to a consideration of his own
light and problematic way of escape.
His understanding of his situation was
ainfully accurate; he was marooned
pon what a flood tide made a desert
iland, but which at the ebb was a penisula?a
long and narrow atrip of sand,
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J bounded on the west by the broad, shalI
low channel to the ocean, on the east
| connected with the mainland by a sandbar
which half the day lay submerged.
He had, then, these alternatives?he
might either compose himself to hug the
leeward ~ide of a dune till daybreak (or
till reliet should come) or else undertake
a five-mile tramp on the desperate hope
I of finding at the end of It the tide out
: and the sandbar a safe footway from
| shore to shore. Between the two he *
j vacillated not at all; anything were preI
ferable to a nieht in the dunes, beaten by
the implacable storm, haunted by the
thought of Quain; and even though he
were to find the eastern causeway under
water, at least the exercise would have
served to keep him from freezing.
Ten minutes after his last cartridge had
been fruitlessly discharged, he set out for
the ocean beach, pausing at the first
dune he came upon to scrape a shallow
trench in the sand and cache therein
both guns and his game bag. Marking
the spot with a bit of driftwood stuck
upright, he pressed on, eventually pausing
on the overhanging lip of a twentyfoot
bluff. To its foot the beach below
was aswlrl knee deep with the wash of
breakers, broad patches of water black
and glossy as polished ebony alternating
with vast expanses of foam and clotted
spume, all aglow with pale winter phosphorescence.
Momentarily, as he watched,
at once fascinated and appalled, mountainous
ridges of blackness heaved up out
of the storm's gray heart, offshore, and,
curling crests edged with luminous white,
swung in. to crash and shatter thunderously
upon the sands.
Awed and disappointed. Amber drew
back. The beach was impassable; here
was no wide and easy road to the east,
such as he had thought to find; to gain
the sandbar he had now to thread a tortuous
and uncertain way through the bewildering
dunes. And the prospect was
not a little disconcerting; afraid neither
of wind nor of cold, he was wretchedly
afraid of going astray in that uncertain,
shifting labyrinth. To lose one's self in
that trackless wilderness * !
A demon of anxiety prodded him on?
he must learn Quain's fate or go mad
Once on the mainland it were a matter
of facility to find his way to the village
! of Shampton. telephone Tanglewood and
charter a "team" to convey him thither
He shut his teeth on his determination
and set his face to the east.
Beset and roughly buffeted by the gale;
the snow settling in rippling drifts in the
folds of his clothing and upon his shoulders
clinging like a cloth; his face cut by
clouds of sand flung horizontally with
well nigh the force of birdshot from a
gun, ne dowt 11 10 uie diasi hhu piouucu
steadily 011.
Imperceptibly fatigue benumbed liia
senses, blunted the keen edge of his emotions;
even the care for Quain became a
mere dull ache in the back of his perceptions;
of physical suffering lie was unconscious.
He fell a prey to freakish
fancies?could stand aside and watch
himself, an atom whirling In the mad
dance of the tempest, as the snow-flakes
whirled, as little potent. He saw himself
pitting his puny strength of mind and
body against the infinite force of the
elements; saw himself fall and rise and
battle on. gaining nothing?an atom, sport
of high gods! To the flight of time he
grew quite oblivious. Ids thoughts wandering
in the past, oddly afar to half-remembered
scenes, to experiences more
than half forgotten, both wholly irrelevant;
picturesque and painful memories
cast up from the deeps of the subconsciousness
by some inexplicable convulsion
of the imagination. For a long time
he moved on in stupid, wondering contemplation
of a shining crescent of sand
backed by a green, steaming wall of Jungle;
there was a dense blue sky above,
and below, on the beach, dense blue
waters curled lazily up the feet of a little,
naked, brown child, that played contentedly
with a shell of rainbow hues.
Again be saw a throng upon a pier-head,
and in its forefront an unknown woman,
plainly dressed, with deep brown eyes
wherein despair dwelt, tearless but white
to the lips as she watched a steamer
draw away. And yet again, he seemed
to stand with others upon the threshold ]
of the cardroom of a Hongkong club?in ,
a glare of garish ligfct a man in evening .
dress lay prone across a table on whose .
aLsorbent, green cloth a dark and ugly
stain was widening slowly. But for
the most part lie fancied himself walking J
through scented, autumnal woods, beside ,
a woman whose eyes were kind and dear,
whose lips were sweet and tempting?a *
s"irl he had known not an hour but whom ;
already he loved, though he himself did
not dream It nor discover it till too late.
And with these many othu- visions
formed and dissolved in dreamlike phantasamagoria;
but of them all the strongest
and most recurrent was that of the
girl in the black riding habit, walking by
his side down the aisle of trees. So that
presently the tired and overwrought man
believed himself talking with her, reasoning,
arguing, pleading desperately for
his heart's desire; and wakened with
a start, to hear tho echo of her voice as
though she had spoken but the instant
gone, to find his own lips framing the
syllables of her name-"Sophia!"
Thus strangely he came to know that
beyond question he loved. And he stopped
short and stood blinking blindly st a
nothing, a little frightened by the depth t
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and strength of this passion which had
come to him with such scant presage,
realizing for the first time that his need
for her was an insatiable hunger of tho
soul. And she was lost to him; half
a world lay between them?or soon would.
All his days he had awaited, a little curiously,
a little skeptical, the coming of the
thing men call love, and when it had
come to him he had not known It nor
guessed It until its cause had slipped
away from him. Beyond reeall?
Abruptly he regained consciousness of
his plight, and with an effort shook h>s
senses back into his head. It was not
precisely a time when he could afford to
let his wits go wool-gathering. And ho
realized that he had been, in a way, mors
than half asleep as he walked: even now
he was drowsy, his eyes were heavy, his
feet leaden?and numb with cold besides.
He had no least notion of what distanc e
he might have traveled or whether he
had walked in a straight line or a circle,
but when he thought to glance over his
shoulder?there was at the moment, perhaps,
more wind with less snow than
there had been for some time?he found
the lighthouse watching him as It had
from the first; as If he had not won a
step away from It for all his struggle and
his pains. The white, staring eye winked
sardonically through a mist of flakes,
was blotted out and turned up a baleful
red. It seemed to mock him, but Amber
nodded at It with no unfriendly feeling.
It still might serve his purpose very well,
if his strength held, since he had merely
to keep his back to the light and tiie
ocean beach upon his right to win to the
Shampton sandbar. Whether soon or late.
Inflexible of purpose in the face of all
his weariness and discouragement, lie
was on the point of resuming his march
when lie was struck by the circumstanc e
that the whitened shoulder of a dune,
quite near at hand, should seem as if
frosted with light?coldly luminous.
Staring, speculative, he hung In the
wind?inquisitive as a cat, but loath to
waste time in footless inquiry. The
snowfall, setting in with augmented violence,
decided him. Where light was
there should be man. and where man,
shelter.
His third eager stride opened up a wide
basin in the dunes, filled with eddying
veils of snow, and set. at some distance,
with two brilliant squares of light?windows
In an invisible dwelling. In the
space between them, doubtless, thei-e
would be a door. But a second time he
paused, remembering that the island was
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said to De unirmanuea. cmiy jrmrm*lie
liad asked and been so informed.
Odd!
So passing strange he hgjd it. Indeed,
that he was conscious of aVingular reluctance
to question the phenomenon.
That superstitious dread of the unknown
which lies dormant in us all in Amber
stirred and awoke and held him back
like a strong hand. Or. if there be such
a thing us a premonition of misfortune,
he may be said to have experienced It in
that hour; certainly a presentiment of
evil crawled In his brain, and he hesitated
at a time when he desired naught
In the world so much as that which tho
windows promised?light, heat and human
companionship. He had positively to
force himself on to seek the door, and
even when he had stumbled against its
step he twice lifted his hand and let Jt
fall without knocking.
There was not a sound within that I e
could h**ar above the clatnor of the goblin
night.
In the end, however, he knocked stoutly
enough.
(To be continued tomorrow.)
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Life Near South Pole.
From MoCI ure's.
Tho food supplies consisted of .sugar,
pemmiean. biscuits, cheese, plasmon.
chocolate, tea, cocoa, "emergency ration,*"
and "emergency Oxo." i*ugar. which has
great heat-giving properties, was an Important
Item. The biscuits weighed about
twelve to the pound, and were made of
whole meal, with 22 per cent of plasnjr
added. Jn
The pemmiean was made of the byt
part of beef, ground down and mlxM
fcith tit) per cent of lard. There are many
duds of pemmi?-au on the market, but
hat procured for the expedition from
7openhagen wan particularly /rood. Th*
Dlasinon powder van added to our tee.
ind we found it a valuable preparation.
The "emergency ration." which consisted
>f crushed bacon, peas and beans, was
added to pemmican and powdered biscuit
:o make "hoosh." the chief Item of the
imited menu. We had hoosh in the
nornlng and evening. with biscuits; and
:he chocolate and cheese, also with bisiuits.
were used on alternate days for
uncb. We drank tea at lunch, and
ocoa at break ast and dinner. Ka>h
nan's outiU of garments consisted of two
>airs of Jaeger pajama trousers, singlet,
ihlrt. guernsey. Burberry overalls, ten
>alrs of heavy socks, three pairs of tinnetkoe.
Balaclava cap for the head, with
Burberry covering, large muffler and fur
nitts, hung from the neck by pleoes of
ampwick so that they would not be lost
vhen taken from the hands. With this
>uttit we were absent from the hut about
/ne-thlnd of a year. Washing la not
tossible on a sledging Journey, though
t the winter quarters wo were fairly r?gilar
In our ablution* ,
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