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ithe natives, who lived at the more
fertile southern end: The Lovely
Lass had been sighted about the
-center-of the group of islands, to
the west. To his surprise, when
he left the yacht, Hudson accom
Neither 'disclosed his purpose
in the curious jaunt. That day,
shortly after noon, while lining
an impassable ravine, they came
to a rude bamboo' bridge. They
had jusr traversed it, when a
shower of darts rained about
them, and half a hundred sav
ages appeared in the distance.
"We are safe, so long as they
cannot cross," observed Hudson.
'Til fix' that."
- He opened' the satchel he car--ried
so constantly, selected an ob
long package, opened one end,
and gave it a fling. In an instant
the bridge was shattered to
"Dynamite," explained Hud
son, and Melvin marveled more
than ever at the eccentric com
rade who Went about loaded witfr
the deadly explosive.
They camped that night near
the west shore. At daybreak
"Melvin was on the ' move. He"
f went along the shore, came to an
"inlet, and there, dismantled and
lying on 'her beam ends, was
the Lovely Lass.
How his heart beat as he swam
to the wreck and descended a
water-logged cabin, to find the
hiding place, and' within it the
-precious, tin box! - '
Melvin came back to the deck
"with a cheer, the bqx. thrust' in
-his bosom.-"-He jchanced tp-glahce
ashore. There stood 'Hudsqn.
He had just fired at the wreck one
of his sticks of dynamite. "
Just in time Melvin dove. A'
frightful crash sounded out. Even
in the water he could feel the con
cussion. Coming up, he dove
again, for the air was filled with
hurtling splinters. He came
ashore finally to confront the as
Then there were mutual ex
planations. Hudson was a 'spe
cial representative of the 'Lloyds
of London, commissioned at any
cost to destroy the derelict.
."One minute more inside that
ship," shuddered Melvin; "and
she would neer have known my
"She," questioned Hudson,
with his usual quaint, challenging
"Yes, the sweetest, 'dearest,
loveliest woman .in-the World J"
replied1 Melvin, with fervor.
He ,knew that she was all his
own three months later, when -he
handed to Colonel Evans the little
tin box rescued from the Lovely
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
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stirring constantly; then remove.
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