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THE FARMER: AUGUST 30, 1912
The Honor m ... - v (Continued.) He advanced, his white teeth still gleaming- in a smile, and not until he launched himself like a cat at Dixon's throat, was the Englishman convinced that he meant attack. In a flash Dix on stepped a little to one side and sent out a crashing blow that caught Jean on the side of the head and sent him flat upon his back in the trail; Half stunned, Gravois came to his feet He did not hear the shrill cry of terror from the twist in the trail. He did "not look back to see Melisse standing there. But Dixon both saw and heard, and he laughed tauntingly over Jean's head as the little French man came toward1 him again, more cautiously than before. .It was the first time that Jean had ever come Into contact with science. H darted in again In his quick, cat liks way and received a blow that dazed him. This time he held to his feet. ."Bah; this is like Btriklng a baby!" exclaimed Dixon. "What are you fight ing about, Gravois? Is -it a crime up here to: kiss a pretty girlT'.., - "I am going to kill yon!" said Jean, s coolly as before. There was something terribly calm and decisive in his voice. He was not excited. He.- was not afraid. His fin gers did not go near the long knife in his belt Slowfy, the laugh faded from DIxOns face, and tense lines gathered arbunil" his' mouth as Jean circled about him. , - ' . " . "Cotne," we don't .want trouble like this he urged. "I'm sorry if Melisse didn't like It," "I am going to kill you!" repeated Jean. ': a. . " - . . .. . - - It was the.sclence of the forest man i pitted against that of another-world: For-" sport Jean had played with wounded lynx. Hi's was the quickness of. sight, "of instinct without the oth- j er s BCtenee-tne quickness oi'tne great Ioo.ti that had often played this same gaine,wlth: bj&ilfie flreof "the sledge dog whose ripping fangs gcarried death so-quickly that eyes could -not follow. third and a fourth time he J came within striking .distance and escaped. He half drew his knife, and at the movement T)ixon sprang back until his shoulders touched the brush. Smiling ly Gravois unsheathed . the blade and tossed it behind him in the trail. His eyes . were like a ; serpent's in . their steadiness, and the muscles of his body were drawn as tight as steel springs, ready, to loose themselves when y the chance came. ; . r There were tricks in his fighting as well as In the other's, and a dawning of It began re grow upon Dixon.-, He dropped his arms to ' his side, Inviting Jean within reach. Suddenly the little Frenchman straightened. His glitter In jeyss ehot rfom the Englishman's face to the brush behind him, and a piercing' yell burst from his lips. In-' rojaBtartly Dixon started,' half turning his face, and before he had come to his guard G ra vols flung -himself under his arms, striking with the full force of hLs body against his antagonist's knees. Together they went HowriU in the trail. - There was only one science now that of the forest man. The lithe, brown fingers that could have crushed the life of a lynx, fastened themselves around the Englishman's throat, and there came one, gasping, quickly throt tled ry as they tightened In their neck breaking grip., ; r i "I will kill your' said Jean again: Dixon's arms fell limply to his side. His eyes bulged " from their, sockets, kls mouth was agape, but 'Jean did not ee. , His face was buried en the other's afiouMer, the whole life of him in the, grip. He would not .have raised his head for a full minute longer hahere not come a . sudden Interruption the terrified voice of Melisse, the frantic tearing of her hands at his hands, r: "He", 1 dead!" she' Shrieked. "You have killed him, Jean!", Jean looked into - Dixon's eyes. "He is not dead," he said, rising and folng to her side. "Come, my dear run home to Iowaka. . I will not kill bjm ' Her slender .form' shook with agonized sobs as he led her to the turn In the trail. "Bun home to Io waka," he repeated gently. ' "I will not kill -him, Melisse." . :; : ;' He went back to Dixon and rubbed snow over the man's face. 7- - "My. God,. but It was near to itr.he exclaimed, as there came a flicker of "I will not kill him, Melissa." life into the, eyes. "A little more and he would have been- with the mis- aioner!" of the- Copyright, 1011, bu the Bobbs- Merrill Co. o -. He dragged - the Englishman to the' side of the trail and set his back to a tree. When he saw that fallen foe man's breath was coming more strong ly he followed slowly after Melisse. A Unobserved, he went into the store and washed the blood from his face,; chuckling with huge satisfaction when he looked at himself in the little glass which hung over the washbasin. "Ah, my sweet Iowaka; but would you guess now that Jean de Gravois had received two . clouts on the side of the head that almost sent him into the blessed hereafter? I would not have had you see it for all the gold in this world." ' : ' '"' ; ' . . ' ' , A little later he went to the cabin. Iowaka Nnd the children , were at Croisset's, and he sat down to smoke a pipe, i Scarce had he begun sending up blue clouds of smoke when the door opened ;and Melisse came in. , , "Hello, my dear," he cried, gayly, laughing at her with a wave of his pipe. .. -- 1 r ' In an instant she had flung the shawl from her. head and was upon her knees at his feet, her white face turn ed upNto him , pleadingly, her breath falling upon him In panting, sobbing excitement. . "Jean, Jean!" she whispered, stretch ing up her hands to his face.- "Please; tell me that you wilt never 'tell Jan please tell me that you never will, Jean never, never, never!" . "I will say nothing, Melisse" ' '' For a sobbing breath she dropped her head upon his knees. Then sud-' denly she drew down his face and kissed him. ' ' ' "Thank you, Jean, for what you have done!" 7 . ' , "Whew!" "gasped Jean when she had gone. "What if Iowaka had been here then?" The day following the fight in the forest Dixon found Jean de Gravois alone and came up to him. "Gray ols1, will you shake' hands with me?" he said. "I wanit to thank you for what you did to me yesterday. I deserved it I have asked Miss Melisse to 'forgive me and I want to shake hands with you." ' ' ' Jean was thunderstruck. ' He' had never met this kind of man. "What the deuce!" he ejaculated, when he had come to his senses. "Yes, I will shake hands'." y f ' For several days after this Jean could see that Melisse made an effort to evade him. She did not visit Iowa ka when he was in the cabin. Neither did she and Dixen go again into the forest. The young Englishman spent more of his time at the store, and Just before the trappers began coming In he went on a three days' sledge trip with Croisset. , The change delighted Jean. The first time he met Melisse after the , fight his eyes flashed pleasure, .. "Jan . will surely be coming home soon," " he greeted her. . "What if the birds tell him what, happened out there on the. trail?" . . , - , , . She flushed scarlet "Perhaps the same birds will tell us what has happened down on the Nel son House trail, Jean," she retorted. "Pouf ! Jan Thoreau doesn't give the snap of his small finger for the Mac Velgh girli" Jean replied, warm in de fense of his friend.4 "She is pretty," laughed Melisse, "and I have just learned that is why men Eke to like them, I mean." Jean strutted before her like a pea lock. 1 ?Am I pretty, Melisse?" . , . j "No-o-o-o." " I "Then why" he shrugged his Shoul ders suggestively "in the cabin" "Because you were brave, Jean. I love brave meu." "You were glad that I pummeled the stranger, then?" Melisse did not answer, but he caught a laughing sparkle in the cor ner of her eye" as she left him. ! . "Come. home, Jan Thoreau," he hum med .softly as he ,weht to the store. "Come home, tome. h6me,' come 'hpme, for the. little, Melisse has grown 'into a woman. and is learning, to use net eyes." Among" the 'first of the trappers to come in with his furs was MacVeigh. He brought word that Jan had gone south to spend the annual holiday at Nelson House, and Cummins told Me lisse whence the message came. He did npt observe, the. slighjt change that came into her face and went on: ,"I don't understand this in Jan. He is needed here for the. carnival. Did you know that he, was going to Nelson House?" " . "" Melisse shook her head. " "MacVeigh says they have made him an offer to go down there as jchief Big Snows ! If 66Tfe 99 man," continued the factor. "It is strange that he has sent no explanation to me." It was a week after the big caribou roast before Jan returned to Lac Bain. Melisse -saw him -drive in from the Churchill trail, but while her heart fluttered excitedly she steeled herself to meet him with at least an equal show of the calm indifference 1 with which he had left her six weeks be fore. The coolness of his leave taking still rankled bitterly in her bosom. His hair and ' beard had grown, covering the smooth cheeks which he had al ways kept closely' shaved. His eyes glowed with dull pleasure as she stood waiting for him, but there was none of the old flash and fire in them. There was a strangeness in his . manner, ah uneasiness in the shifting of his eyes. "Jan!" she said." v. Her voice trembled; her Hps quiv ered. There was the old glorious pleading in her eyes, 'and before it Jan .bowed his unkempt head and crushed , her v hands tightly in his own. For a half minute there was silence, and in that half minute there came a century between them. At last Jan spoke. "I'm glad to see you again, Melisse. It has seemed like a very long time!" He lifted his eyes. Before them the girl involuntarily shrank back and Jan freed her hands. In them she saw none of the old love glow, nothing of their old comradeship. , "You will come to supper, Jan ?" "Surely, Melisse, if youre prepared." . CHAPTER XI. Her Promise Kept. AN. -went from .the cabin. . Jean de Gravois and Iowaka were watch ing for him, and Jean hurried across the open to meet him. . "I am comiug to offer you' the loan of my. razor,"r he cried gaily. "Iowaka says that you'will be taken for a bear if the trappers see you." . i "A beard is good to keep off the black files," replied Jan. "It Is approaching summer and the black flies love to feast upon me. Let us go down the; trail, Jean. I want to speak with you" Where there had been wood cutting In the deep spruce they sat down, fac ing each other. Jan spoke in French. - "I bave traveled far since leaving Lac Bain," he said. "I went first to 'Nelson House, and from there to the, ; Wholdaia. I found them at Nelson House,4 but not on the Wholdaia." "What?" asked Jean, though he knew well what the other meant , "My brothers, Jean de Gravois," an swered Jan,! drawing his Hps until his teeth gleamed in a sneering smile. "My brothers the carrion! I saw the two at Nelson House. One of them is a half wit, and the other" he hunched his shoulders "is worse. Petraud, one of the two who were at Wholdaia, was kUled by a Cree father last winter for dishonoring his daughter. The oth er disappeared. So you see, Jean de Gravois, what sort of creature is your friend Jan Thoreau!" "I see that you are a bigger . fool than ever," Jean said quietly. "Jan Thoreau, what if I should break my oath and tell Melisse?" ' Unflinching the men's eyes met A dull glare came into Jan's. Slowly he unsheathed his long knife and placed it upon the snow between his feet with the gleaming end of the blade pointing toward Gi'avois. With a low cry Jean sprang to his feet. v ; "Do you mean that, -Tan Thoreau? Do you mean to give the knife chal lenge to one who has staked his life for you and who loves you as a brother?" ; "Yes," said -Jan deliberately. s "I love you, Jean, more than any other man in the world. And yet I will kill you if you betray me to Melisse!" He rose to his feet and stretched out his hands to the little Frenchman. "Jean, wouldn't you do as I am doing? Wouldn't you have done as much for Iowaka?" ' ' For a moment Gravois was silent. I "I would not have taken her love without telling her," he said then. 'That is not what you and I know as honor, Jan Thoreau. But I would have gone to her, as you should now go to Melisse, and she would have opened her arms to me, as Melisse "would open bers to you. That Is what I would have done." 1 ' 5 "And that is what I shall never do," eald Jan decisively, turning toward the post. "I could kill myself more easily. That is what I wanted to tell you,. Jean. No one but you and I must ver know!" "I would !?kev to choke that fool Of a Croisset for sending you to hunt up those people at Nelson House and Wholdaia!" grumbled Jean. "It was best for me." . ; , They saw .Melisse leaving Iowaka's home when they came from the forest. Roth waved their hands to her, and Jjin cut across the open to the store. Jean went to the Cummins cabin 'as soon as he was sure that he was hot observed. There was little of the old . vivacity in his manner as he greeted Melisse. He noted, too, that the girl was not her natural self. There was a redness under her eyes which told him that she had been crying. . , , . , ' , , "Melisse." he said at last, speaking to her with his eyes fixed oh the cap 'he was twisting iu his fingers, "there tias come a great change over Jan." ' , "A very great change, Jean. If 1 were to guess I should say that bis 'heart had been broken down on the Nelson trail." . " 1 Gravois caught the sharp meaning in . her voice, which trembled a little as she spoke. 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