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' The. outlaw glared at the girl
in dull resentment.
"So you've betrayed' me I" he
" "And how about Juliette?",
cried she, infuriated. Danby
"O, if it will be any comfort,"
he said, "that's a little trick Juli
ette and I fixed up. I guess he's
been square with you."
"You you devil!" cried the
"All's fair in war, laughed
Danby. "Come, walk, march!"
And they set off, Danby driving
his noosed captive in front of
him7 while the girl strode des
perately at his side, cajoling, en
treating,spleading, raving. Danby
preserved his equanimity. He was
bulging with the dust ; and at
Knoxville $2,500 awaited him.
, He could afford to suffer this
Unpleasant interlude. Then the
girl went humbly to the captive's
, ""Forgive me, Frank," she wept,
"I was mad with jealousy. But
I'll never rest, night or day, un
til he has paid the penalty. For
give me before we part."
The outlaw nodded glumly.
They were approaching the froz
en creek. Here, if anywhere, lay
his chance of escape. But the
iujjc vv upun ma miuai, diiu, ui
his back, he felt the "revolver
muzzle. They entered on the ice
and trod cautiously. Weighed
down with the dust, Danby pre-!
served his balance with difficul-'
Suddenly be slipped and fell,
and in falling brought down his
captive crashing upon the ice, six
feet away, the length of the rope.
There was a crackle like the dis
charge of ordnance; and sudden
ly the ice parted and Danby
plunged headlong into the stream
dropping his revolver. The out
law leaped on him; then he with
held his hands, and, clinging to
a' floe, watched him with won
der. He had not known his store
was plundered; he did not know
it was the heavy gold dust that
weighed his captor down as
though he were bound with
shackles of steel. Danby sank
instantly with hardly a struggle.
Once he reappeared; then the
body was swept down beneath
the ice just as the outlaw with
drew his head from the slack
rope that tightened again, whir
led through the air, and vanished
in the dark waters.
A moment later he had clam
bered out on the firm ice, aided by
the girl's outstretched hands.
Then swiftly for it was freezing
cold thy ran back toward the
hut through the enveloping dark-
An Aurora, 111., man was ar-
washing off a neighbor's line, put- (J
img u unaer a pump ana pump
ing water upon it. That's more
hard work than revenge.
uoni give tne weatnerman a
schedule; maybe you'll have a
nice day for the opening game.