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THE OWL’S HOUSE A Thrilling Adventure Story By Grosbie Garstin Copyright, IP2I. by Kredrrlrk A. stoke* Co. (Continued from Yesterday's Star.) CHACI'KII VIII. The I‘enhnle brothers grew and grew, put off childish things and be gan to seek the company of men worshipfully and with emulation as puppies imitate grown doss. Ortho’s first hero was a fisherman, whose real name was George Baraswanath. hut who was invariably referred to as "Jacky’s George.” although his father, the possessive .laeky was long dead and forgotten and had been nothing worth mentioning when alive. Jacky’s George was a remarkable man. At the age of IT. while gath ering driftwood below I’edn Boar, he had seen an intact ship’s pinnace floating in. The weather was mod erate. but there was suflieient swell on to stave the boat did it strike the outer roc ks—and it was it good boat. The only way to save it was to swim off. But Jacky’s tleorge. !»!<-• most fishermen, could not swim, lie badiy wanted that boat; it would make him independent of .laeky, whose methods were too slow to catch a oo!d. 1 ave alone tish. Moreover, there was a gtn involved. Ho stripped oft' his clothes, gathered the bundle of drift wood in his arms, flopped into the back wash of a roller and kicked out. frog-fashion, knowing full well that his chances of reaching the boat were slight and that if he diet not reach it he would surely drown. He reached the boat, however. Scrambled up over the stern and found three men asleep on the bot tom. His heart fell like lead. He had risked his life for nothing; he'd still have to go fishing with the tim orous Jacky, and the girl must wait. •’Here." said he wearily to the* near est sieeper. “Here, rouse up; you'm close ashore be scat in a minute.’’ The sleeper clid not stir. Jacky’s tleorge kicked him none too gently. Still the man did not move. He then saw that he was dead; they were all dead. The boat was his. at'v r all! He got the oars out and brought the boat safely into Monks t'ove. Quite a sen sation it made—Jacky’s tleorge, stark naked, pulling in out of the sea fog With a cargo of dead men. He mar ried that girl forthwith, was a father ht IS, a grandfather at 35. In the* Interval he got nipped by the Press Gang in a Falmouth grdg shop and • ; - T h r so r n p r r n n« Before you buy, be sure to see The Simmons ACE Spring Get more value for less money! You cannot find in any store in The Ace , without ai>y extra cost. your city as fine an open-box 77ie Ace spring has no "side-sway” spring as The Ace at so low a price, because Simmons stabilizers pre- This statement we want you to vent it. These act like the shock check for yourself. 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He- handed the inn over to his \fi. e and went to sea again as gunner in a small Falmout~ priva teer mounting Hi pieces. Off L'shanl one February evening they were chased Icy a South Maioman of twice their weight of metal, which was jverhauling them hand over list when her foremast went by the* hoard and up she went in the wind. Jacky’s .leorge wag* responsible for the shot that disabled the Breton, hut her ,girting broadside disabled Jacky’s (leorge; he lost an arm. He was reported to have called for rum. hot tar and an axe. These hav ing been brought, he gulped the rum, chopped off the wreckage of his fore arm. soused the spurting stump in tar and fainted. He recovered rapid ly, fitted a bout hook head to the stump and was at w. ork again in no time, but the account made a long shoreman of him: he went no more aroving in letters «»f marque, lent fished offshore with his swarm of sons, Ortho I’enhale occasionally go ing with him. Physically .larky's (leorge was u sad disappointment. Os all the Cov ers he was the- least like what he Sought to have- been, the last man you S would have picked out as the desper i ado who had belted the globe, sacked j towns ar.il treasure ships. h-"n mas ] ter gunner of a privateer and Killed i several times his own weight in ! nand-to-hand combats. He was not ! above 5 feel 3 inches in height, a • •hubby, chirpy, red-headed cock-robin ; a man who drank little, swore less. | smiled perpetually and whistled j wherever he went —even, it was said, j at the grave side of his own father, i in a moment of abstraction, of course. His wife. who ran tile* Admiral i Anson (better known as the Ktdd ! lywiuk) was a heavy, dark woman. : twice his size and very downright in ■■her opinions Sin would roar clown 1 a roomful of tipsy mariners with ease ) and gusto, hut the least word of her smiling little husband she obeyed THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. 0„ TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 9, 1924. swiftly and in silence. It was the same with his children. There were nine of them —two daughters and seven sons—all read-headed and frec kled like himself, a turbulent. Inde pendent tribe, paying no man respect —hut their father. Ortho could not fathom the nature i of the little man’s power over them; he was so boyish himself, took such childish dellgllt in their tales of nils , chief, seemed in all that boatload of hoys the youngest and most carefree. Then one evening he had a glimpse of the cock-robin’s other side. They were just in from sea. were lurching up from the slip when they were greeted by ominous noises issuing from the Kiddlywink, the crash of woodwork, hoarse oaths, a thump and then growling* as of a giant dog ! worrying a hone. Jacky’s George broke into a run. and at the same moment his wife, terrified, appeared at the- door and cried out, “Quick! Quick do Ve! Murder!” Jacky’s George dived past her into the house, Ortho, agog for any foi r.- o; excitement, close behind him. The table was lying over on Its [ aide, one bench was broken and the t other tossed, end on. into a corner On the we t floor, among ehips of shal t erect mugs, two men struggled locked together, a big man on top. a small man underneath. The former had the latter by the throat, rapidly throttling him. The victim’s eyeballs seemed on tne point of bursting, his tongue was sticking but. ’’Tinners!’’ wailed Mrs. Baragwan ; :iih "Been drinkin’ all day—gert | stinkin’ toads; 1 | Jacky’s George did not waste time In wordy remonstrance; he got the giant’s chin in the crook of his sounn arm and tried to wrench it up. Cse less; the maddened brute was 100 strong and too heavy. The man un derneath gave a ghastly, clicking hoke. In another second there woulct I have been murder clclone in the Ad- | j miral Anson and a blight would fall | |on that prosperous establishment, j killing trade. That would never do. I Without hesitation its landlord set- I tied the mutter, drove his stump-hook 1 into the giant’s face, gaffed him I through the cheek as he would a fisn. “Come oft:’ said he. The man came off, “Come on!” He hacked out, lead- I ing the man by the hook. "Gift a hand or struggle and I’ll j drug your face inside out," said Jacky’s George. “This way, if you | please." < The man followed, bent double, j j murder in his eyes, hands (witching ! but at his sides. ; At the end of the hamlet Jacky’s J | George halted. "You owe me your neek, mate, but 1 I don’t s’pose you’!! thank me, tedd’n j ; in human nature, you would," said he. | sadly, as though pained at the In gratitude of mortal man. “Go on up that there road till you’m out of this place an’ don’t you never come back.” He freed the hook deftly and Jumped clear. “Now crowd all canvas, do ’ee.” The great tinner put a hand to his i bleeding cheek, glared at the smiling cock-robin, clenched his flpts and teeth and took a step forward—one only. A stone struck him in the chest, another missed his head by an inch. He ducked to avoid a third and was hit In the back and thigh, started to re treat at a walk, broke into a run and went curbing and stumbling up the track, his arms above his head to protect it from the rain of stones, Goliath pursued by seven red-headed little Davids, and all the Cove women standing on their doorsteps Jeering. "Two mugs an’ a bench seat," Jacky’s George commented as he watched his sons speeding the part ing guest. "Have to make t’other poor soul pay for ’em, I s’pose.” He turned hack Into the Kiddlywink whistling "Strawberry Heaves Make Maidens Fair." Ortho enjoyed going to sea with the I Baragwanath family; they put such [ zest into all they did. no slovenliness was permitted. Falls and cables wore * - ■ —' ■■ ■ Aspirin SAY “BAYER ASPIRIN” and INSIST 1 Unless you see the “Bayer Cross” on tablets you arc not getting the genuine Bayer Aspirin proved safe [ by millions and prescribed by physicians for 24 years. Accept only “Bayer’* package which contains proven directions. Handy “Bayer” boxes of 12 tablets AsDiria is tie trad* mark of Bayer Manufacture of Monoacetleacldester of Salicylicac!* s ——__ FREE INFORMATION Find out about this remarkable oil-burner \ Get the facts about oil heat for y home. What you can expect it to do, what it costs —'let an expert answer your questions By BYRON K. EATON, B.Sc. of M. E., M ember A. S. of H. and V. E. 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It was shallow there and the Atlantic flood came rolling over the shoal in great shining hills At one moment you were up in the air and could see the brown coast with its purple indentations for miles, the patchwork fields, scattered gray farm houses, the smoke of furze tires and lazy clouds rolling along the high moors. At the next moment you were in the lap of turquoise valley, shut out from everything by rushing eliffs of water. There were oars, sheets, halliards, baek ropes and lines to be pulled on. lighting fish to he hauled aboard, clubbed and gaffed. And al ways there was Jacky’s George whis tling like a canary, pointing out the various rigs of passing vessels, spin- nlng yarns of privateer clays and of Anson'.a wonderful voyage, of the tak ing of Paita City and the great plate ship Nuestra Senora de Covadonga. And there was the racing. Very jealous of his craft's reputa tion was Jacky's Oeorge; a hint of defiance from another boat and he was after the challenger instanter. even though it took him out of his course. Many a good spin (Continued in Tomorrow's SlatT) ’ FIVE HELD ON CHARGE OF FRAUD BY MAIL Hy tlie Associated press. i'KNSACOLA, da.. September 9. William I.ee Popharn of Apalachicola, Fla., “oyster king," and four others were indicted by a federal grand I // You Want to Huy or Sell 1 In Chevy Chase j QUINTER, THOMAS & CO. , Main 8416 2nd their eggs are destroyed 80-NO will not »tain clothing or the hnest fabrics, but it %i ill kill moths and tha eggs or larvae. You need not bother to store away your clothes. For sale by all department stores and the better grade drug and hardware stores. Pint size, 75c; Quart size. $1.25; 80-NO gun. 50c. 80-NO Inc. a-8 11 "* Broad wav N-w York, U. S. A. 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