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Sanderson By HALLIE ERMINIE RIVES, Autber of "Hearts Courtfeous." Ete. torvatciTT t?aa rar aoaas MEJtBILL CONJPaNT "Who's Who" ln the Story ?SATAN" SAXOF.RSOS, tbe bero. dare-devll. gulxotlc frlend and mlulKter of tu*' Qaapet. HTtil: STUUaS -al and 'nal latBSICA B beautiful herolri* ln the rush of events nn>: tae ptil ctpal sufferer ln a rt' 1CRS. HALLORAN. .amp eracl'e. DAVI!) E I for *?-x' ^' made bsppy by a unhapplneaa TH> of a Balsuuder-Htui HAI | re llglou* -houlders KBSt* the BThOJc 1 false frlend. perjorer aud thlef. IHE SHERIFF, arho is rary muivb d)vtd?<d iKjtween duty and ellnatJon. "BIG" DKVrJX, who ? champlon Instead of prosecotor aft er the bero's race with death. m Chaptcr 14 ?? ' : ?. i ' I ? ' the j his v her f had i of t' ' and ln! Bhe Bt erop II. .. had ?>nt: . who had ii. i: ri.'*! bar ii: ?n ber fn ture ? u ben his \, | w n ta t I i a OBB l*xik aa he ) Could h* ruusie that ba i arrnaa ba? beartr aii at aaea the ba l vloleatty, almost Bnaaallua bar. a man a lng by the atde ..f the road. t an.l aaattertna to hlnaaatf. Bba farrad the aarartlling aala lng from *>. ???? who It In a moment ahe was off and beslde the ; form, a spnsm of dre.td ing nt her tbi ghl of tba ess limbs. the .?lialky pallor of the brow. the fi baaba, A wave of pity sw.-pt <.\*-r b.-r li** araa 111 and ulo aaJd not be left He must I ?fully abaat bar. WbateoaU ahe do? In tbat town, ivhose Int-jler ance au*l .p had seen so ac tlvely demonstrated, was there uo one who would care for him? Sh*' t; ber h* -aig to a nearlngso . footateps iding up the road. She called, . ?*.?*? aaraaaatAj a deetrlan emerg ed from th* dark nnd ? toward 1. Ii<- baal over the form she bba. "ir? pfiraa." I ^ W&&*~*+> b.;.rd lu-dcome ba. .ii< kie taraad to a eoaajb, and he ? -^ afceah his head. JiJ Mi ls sad! Sf?* * i oaaai as how I bave labor*-.] srltb tbe !.. he turned out bla bands "you << *-. there Is the tempta tlon. lt la bls nuhappy weakoess." trr*.'' ered the yellow. ad paase on the day TOBB Fel?ler had walked with her froOB the Moimtnln \ bar ba felt :l 'He is li! Vou l I ' ? - ? ? I l tbea [ elr. :it i I ' I ' the ba er him u "M' .1 we tbank yon, bbj poor fi and bad take . froa. bar '. and now aba held lt out to "lle must ! " she TOB nn: The ,;, tne hlll. ? me'." 1. d yet you are rlght It ls for him." il I lt nnd put It Into bls po l-uilt a flre I R? foi [11 not alwaya <ome at ttie call of the luck lees miner. All are not so cbArltable ?i." He BStlad her horsr nnd extended ? hand. but fhe mouuteil without Iils I help. "He will thnnk you one day. j this friend of mine ! 4*far bet ! ter than 1 can do." ?it ai not .-it ?:i aaeaaaBr* to tell him." e aick nre alwaya to be belped in every clr cumstance." ?in aa she I turned him np the path tbal eiinibe.1 bacti af Baa cabln. ba Kii"h. and so bf a narrow ' te the BBoaatatai i Augiist Prei. -rood Ustening to tba dulling ho.if Uats a moment, then ra-entered tbeeabln The man on the hunk hs.l Ufted to :; sltting poel? tlon were ap Bi aad Btaring. rlght,*' the older man sald. re coming round. How does lt feel to be back mt | shebang? Can't guess how >..n g<?t here you? Tea arara aaarai aa horsehack by :'y. Ilushey. my l#oy - a rip atav Ing 1kmni;. vit it ln the , mornliig lf you're pa The man be addressed made no an awer. | the other. in dustrlous and Uwildei. "I heard at>otjt the . BOW," went on t thlnk lt waa ln you. and tieither did I." He looked at fdm cnnuingiy. "Neltber did ?'ou're a clever one, IIu-,'h. but tht- !ost memory raekei won't stand you in anything. hadn't any call to get scared ln the flrst plaee. I don't teli all I know." lJ*' ? e candle nearer on tiie tabl*. ?"! here'a a queer look la your ' face. Hugh:" he aald; wltb a clumay ??t af kin ! f of di | ' but I've aaved II for you Pi I ? He waa ' t ? I " - ? '? ? and ? ? CKuptcr 15 J 'i' was ptteh dark when Itarlum, ti likc n whirlwlnd. the ctatll daaap smeii of tba BBfl in her nos tba du-t risii.. babiaaj ipid Ikh : foaad 1 r her late comh-g. I the old man grew tbrad aad was a <Ull. Left alone, her r. . rneil she baajaa aa in- tortm Tba prtoted eb I her coinprchensioii. At M she drew a hood over her hend and stole out on to the wlde DOVCBa. It was only '.? oV]<>ek, .".mi along the I patbs t! shrubbery a f.-w dim tvi -.troll Ing. | and t i af a a Moajh [The nlr wus erisp and l.racing. with , a p*-oMiise of frost nnd paluted loarea, She gazed down ueross the galebaa toward the town. a Btrag] prleked in bflndlng po'.nts. h .:fway bat aaaa. foMad in f and the cabiu to Whlch her tbought re | currci with a klnd of aaaBa*B*aa ? BBt*aa\, baa the s^ar*' were glowirg like tiny green gilt coala. ' and the yatlow road iay piuin aad clear. With a sudden determlnntlon *he drew her light etaab < losely abouti her. Ktcpped down. s* > tbe grasa to a footpatb nnd so to the roaaV As BaBB ra:i BB down the eurvlng stretch under the txaaa tba craokii; bank paper that lay ln her !?? ad to burn her flesh. ig away to ga/.e upon the out caat who had shamed nnd baa with bumlng cheek and bamiuerlng henrt. ped through t! ill fo with n choking She atole to the wuidow and peereil ln. In tbe flreligbt 8he could see tba form on tba hunk. to*slng and trautter Ing. Otberwlae the plaee waa empty. Bb* lifted tbe latch softly and eu tercd. The atralned anslety of Jessleas look relaxed as ahe gazed alwut her. Bhe aaw tbe vlal on the tanle. The doctor Led been tbere. then. If be j were ln serloua caaj, Prenderga^ would bo with him. She threw ber hood. drew one of the chalrs to k and sa* eyes flxed on bls face. Tbe and befpleeenaas ?>f his posture struck through an.l tbaatajb her Two sldes of bar vrara stnisrgllng ln s el combat for ma?^? "1 hnte yoal 1 bat* yon!" abe nnder b*r brenth. cllnrhlng ber cold band. "I BBOat bnte you: You stole> uiy love and put it under ; Vou I I tuy present snd ruiucd tny future! What lf you have forgo*?n tbe i Does tbat make you the less gnllty or me tlie 1* aa wn-ttli. <r.-'" But withal n ..ee wlthln her c to ll*T h?>r chai ? had been ; own. An oi | tbat s dread ful Ii - rlslug wboaa and un -tluc tlon, : as of nll that lifted BOt to be ? tilng to the ln ds and broken | ' < s lesson. ineaa, p latar ? it. tae mutterlngs cessed. ? fore ?1 a conf i A tl r of tbe af the the mas I Witb a sudden la .1 with a baat and I ed bi - ? i.is forebe, ick .pil.kly. ber face aaadad with eaaar. canghl bar braatb, thou. draw] Z her ! :? aad araa in the dark ea toward naldnlaht tba ebbad, aaa bad faUaa la i. from which ? aBorataa ? *n roootb, in t'ie aaaaoy doatway. ii*- Uftad hlnaaatf oa his albew. Incxplicnhly on arltb tl oa faataaaaa of afat Bad whea bad ba known aaa in b great tJda arallad him tba memorj af bbt laat conscious hours no ln (be satooti B&rht, tba Tadden nppalling aAaeoTary ?>f h;s name a Be I Btcaanlaa wave of self .'. .'iveiit that bad baat m his arary vein aa be waik.-.i up tha oarkeolaa atiaet Ba ie throwu quartiv aaabt hnother mlsslle had struck hont<? or ba bad beea BBt upon. kicked and pomraelc*l Into insensil.ility. This old man?a mli im>, for there plcks and i rner?had red blBB He had ben iii, | UBab, and shad owy recoll*'.! .os tantnllzed him. II. retalnetl n dll consclousne^s of a wo man's i 80t.n on the baJcanj aa near hltn, bring lng Into a paiotial dAaardat a sense of grateful coolnoss. of fragrance and of rest. As he stared again at the seated fig ore, tbe gritn fact rea red like a grlsly specter. derldl.ig, thrusting its haggard prosence u p o n Ia thia Lttta communl f" Tm going lo eook you aome brtak fatt." ty. which appar ently he ha.l f*r s a k e n and to arbAcb ba had by a n turned, be atood a roeae .ndrel. a tbJaa to i-*lnt the unger at and to avoid. Tbe aaaatlon tbat. bad Btaraad his brain to fire flatned up asaaaa. Tbe town deaplaed b 1 m. What bad been blscareer? Uow had be become a oarlah? Aod by what ruiraele had he l?een so nltered aa to look upon bimself wltb loath ing? He llfte<l himself uprlgbt. dropplng his feet to the floor. At the inoveinent in 01 the doorstep roee quiekly aaaa forward "You're better. Hugh." he sald "Take It eesy though. Doa'f BBr* up Just yet PBB golng to cook you some broakfast." i to tbe heartb. I r and set 1 a aawcapan on them. "I stron go< soujething be ' ?How long bave 1 been lying bereT" I Harry. aaa last night. Tou've had a ' ferer " ??v. here is my dog?" other. "1 never l | oa had ? ilurr terly. It had fared hnrdly. then. than he. It had : tbe cro* wreak their batred upon. because lt - I ' 1 - ? earth jerk. nnd ! hard ? to the _ D the taba it ; don't I i aa auch ?om that laJqaltoaa ? Welt a nily. I ? i an tigly, de r b for 1 here B gatn Ba now n Bd tt all. IOB brought paaaed. r aad faaad out I on tt* On a ? l tbe ! ' BBBOt 1 he aald H ; V t pull Th. : at ln Intimaey in h'.s worda gare Harry a qualm ur ln tbe town wa bla arbat his own life there bad bt ? should be dal i*araabi ?rer tbe nelghborhood where ba had made hia bllstering mark? Fhng all BBd start agaln some ' bafirod tihs flbafiai afal pn with that face that had lo his t* If fate latatadad tbat, why had It turiud him back? If such wa - bed ba l He ln it. ne would drtab *he gull ni\i\ vi: without w 'himperlng. Wh.-itever lay behind he WOVdd IVB lt down. This t iea?t bad bas*Haaafad him. lUBUad Into IbS room. "Perhaps l ahall r after awhlle " li. locepan from lr*reod>raja8t*a "I'll c?K)k the braakfa id. Prend.ru ed him. "I guess there are batfl ln your be'fry, Hiir.- enough, Hugh." he snld at "You never offered to do stlnt before." Chapterl ROM the moment her s fell upon the | of the deilrinus man ln the cahin Je^ :>egan to be a prey to new emotions, the algnlfiean.ee of whi?h she did not pnliend. That klsa. she told herself that night, hnd baaa gjraa to her bal had Liin there m ita purlfy I forgetfulnos lt. bavaad aa her nps. as timt other kiss ln | darkenetl room had burned after v.nrd. but with a aense of pleasure. not of bOfl It t..ok her back in. me idows with her lost glrlhood and Its opuled nutlook ?nnd Hugh. Bal largest of all ln her mlnd next day was anxiety. She must know how he f:i could not appaoaeb tba cabta, bnt ahe tad that the do, tor tatata and no doubt bad carrled some report of him to the town. So as the mornlng grew she rode down the Your subBcrlptlon <o The Richmond PLANET Is due. Have you pald it? if not. why not? lf you bave Job Work to be dona, aend lt to ua. moantalii ostenslbly .o fd tho . COadtal she had left babtad her tb before. really to satlsfy her hun>; news. As It happened Mrs. Halloran's finu greetlng set ber snxlety at rest. Pren --t had bought 80BB neral store an h*>i;r before whlle Bhe bad been maklng ber daily order, and the storekoeper had q'i*s? him. To an Interested aadleaee he had told of the ftndlng <*f Baa tbe inouutatn road ln | s?irt of crazy fever aud enlarged apoa tba part tbe giii oa horsebaek had plnye.l Htsarb .11 right now. he said, ? ?in't retaeenber bba *>r tbe antaln. >rgast ha?l BBtd Ilalloran I -a ln n breatfe fore she flnlshcd she fannd i.l not heard of I aloon which bad | ted tbe Babl with Dartta, aad altb s] tbetAe rhetoric Mrs. Ilalloran to; "Wby *! Monntaln hate It has h? Mrs. rialloran shook her head. "I never knew any: ? sr,fl town i allus ,; i?w iow n. T' iq an' ro bad bi ln tl. Halloran's story had materlally Incresscd the ar plty. Wbat bad , aaaaaad ta ber a rata had in reallty a oourageous nnd un f II IfjICBfi aateaat TblakAaa of this. tba Mame nnd contrltion a felt when she lister.e*! to tbe rtOltfl i Bsssiled her anew. tlli very part af the gullt, an equal slnner by omisslon. Yet she rode h< that day with almost a light heart. e e e e e a e As Harry stood ln the cahln door way looklnc after Pren. the town. | far below ln tlie mornlng minligbt. 1 lt bltterly D there. y all knew me." he thought. ? know me Ofl the street. ln the l.ote] Tliey know ? hat I is all : a blank. v* ? l ! track? I be a druiikiM-d." ba said to blm? aelf. "N... l:i the pa<t m.mth 1 I dnink bar.l. but not for the taste af the liquor 1 may 1r> :. I may be i . t. a thtef t.. l-e Mottad an.l '?it lf they l i it, aad hablt automatlcally rerx ated cbar* 1 fcel no Inberent pr* <\ - defr.iud. Shall l? Wlll thintr* eaaat ? me lf my mciuory Ia the bnttle that be fougbt n<*w he taraad, even in his ? t<* man ? strti laaj ba dall his tb with rnechantcal Baovaaaent n>- ? ed and pi.t to rights both rooms and ' But at times the im-llnation to escape ?1 nigh lusupportable. When the COOflaCt was he would thlnk of a glrl's face once been. and the thought would IBBllBlB bun. Wbo Was she? V.'hy had her look ; . h blm? In that hatolul .-. tbat Heemed so curlously allen ? Fhe havo had a part? He ?li*i BOl know that she of whom La tba btttereat of those hours had boen very ticur him; that on her way up the mountain she bad ?low:i to the Ktiob to look through the parted baabaa t<> tba eabtn with the blaa splral rlsing from Its chim: Tboagb tba baaaaty t:;<k t*> which he turned faiied to alluy ! gle by "The rv*-t ia only *usp<<4 nlghtfall. Harry bad put the warrlng elements under. When Prendergast re turned at supper time. the candle was llghted ln its wall box. the dluted tea kettle waa alnging over a crackllng ; firv and Harry was persplrlng over the scouring of the last utensil. Prendergast looked the orderly lnte rlor over on the threshold w'.tb a coutemptuous amusement. "Almost thought I was in churcb." he sald. He took off his coat and lazily watched the other cook the fmgal evening meal. "Excuse my not volunteering," be ob scrved. "You do lt so nicely I'to al? most afrald you'll bave another attack of that forgettery of yours aud go back to the old Une." Presently ho looked at tbe bunk. clean and springy with fresh out spru.-e shoots. He went into lt, knelt daara and thrust an arm Into the empty space heneath It. He got up hastlly. "What have you done with that?" he deitiauded. with an angry snarl. "With whatr* Har.y turned his besd as be set two tin plates on the bare table th what was under bore." ?There wss nothlng tbere b.it sn old horse skin." sald Harry. "lt ls hanglng on the slde of the cahln." With an oath iTendergast flung open the door and went outslde. He re-en tered quickly witb tbe white hide ln his arms. wrappod lt ln a blanket and thrust lt back under the bunk "Uaa any one been here today slnce, yon put lt out there?" he aaked oday slnce ikod qulck-i "?"NOv" eald Harry. aurpiised. "WayT" Prendergaet cbuckled. The cbuckle grew to ? guffaw. and ba sat down. alappuig hia thlgh. Present ly be went te tbe wall. took the cb&mola skln bac from ita hidlng plaee and poured some of Ita yellow conteuta. Into bls palm. "Thafs why Do you rcmember tbat. ebr Harry looked at lt. '*Gold duat" he sald. "I seera to recal! tbat I am golng to begin work ln the trench BB* morrow. There should b* more where that came from." Prendergcst poured the gold back Into tbe bag with a cunniug look. Tbe other had asked for no share of lt At tbat moment he declded to any nothlng of the evenlng before. of tbe girl or the horseback Journey. leat Hugh. cudgellng bls bralns. migbt re member he had been offered a half. "Ttiere's -plenty more where that came from. all rlght," he aald. "and I'fl teach you agaln bow to get It one of theae days." Prendergast sald Bttta during the meal. When the table was cleared be lit bla plpe and took from a she f a board covcred with penclled flgure* and scruUnlzed lt ?"Hope you remember how to play old sledge'r" he snld ry did not BBOVO, A* they ate te had been wondering bow long he .rould ablde that slnlfter ptwaaagi he was about to sponk a knook came nt the catata door, and Prendergast ojteuiHi it. ttor Harry reeojrnlzed In stantly. It was the man who bad foif falr play at tl the salooa. who htd drawn him into the hotel. earrtad a bur ,- his* arm. He BOddad curtly to Prender lad addraaaad bim >rry "I am tba baarer of a gift from i --j r this to He pnt the bundle into the "f the obain* I '? ! court eoim! cnrlonsly. "Et eos dooa f<* ? ? owly "A gift fiom some one ? The quotatlon is ?? Ma aasp eie." he sald. "but it : BBd ttx.k the bundle. i i a battor* tiiia yoa fought a i terday I later. of the inost ?i There was 8 tl: old BaaO waa Its master ;.;-?? II. >f au . y brought him down. 1'or three years pa ,1 ]m Si..eky Mountain. Nobt dy kn .us Ids ? a ii has alwaya ? him 'Old Ikspalr." foa dld bim what Is perhaps ?he tirst renl klndness be has ever known at ltri hand* II the onlv thing be could to rcqulte HatTy hud colored palnfully as Fel der baajaa *<> asjataJt. Hfci faaea was un Btaadj aa he answered: "I appratlata it, i am deaply gratefui. but it is QjBlta liuposaible that I Bi lt from him." i need n<?t hesltate." said the lawyer "old Despair 1*880* II BO er. He died Inst night in LnvtUb'B ? hall, where he plnvcd when he waa soiK?r enough for his lodg;: bappaaad aa ba near by, and i ?.. you lt was his express wisdi tttOt I glve the vlollu to you." M out bls bat night." he sald. "I hope your n.einory will soon return. The town is imn h ln ited in your oa Tba fiush grew daapar ln Harry'a eheek. though he saw there was BOttV Ing iroiiical la the rcmnrk. *'I scareely so niiieh ? :lied "l au> learning tbat forgetfulncss haa i; aoataaaa " **aaV ' *?** ?Tjr* *Vb BJD little town BBd beeo unoonscious'y grateful for Its new sensation. The retum of Hugh Stires aud his upparent curioua traiisformation waa the prlme aubject of aaa For a half jear the plaee had kimwii but one other event as atanling. That was the flndlng sonn* montha before of a dead body?that of a comparatlve strnnger in the plaee?thrust beneatb a thkket on Smoky mountain. on the very clalro whicti now hchf Prender gast and his partuer. The "amen corner" af the Mountain Valley House had discusseu the pro* and cons exhauatlveiy. Tbere were many who aoeered at tb* loas of mem ory and took their cue from Devlia. who. amartlng from bla bumillatiou and nursing v?"nom. revamped auapl cions wherever he abowed bla battored face In his vplnion Hugh Stirea waa "playlng a allck game." "Mir *-)ew ia colored by your preju daceii. Devlln." sa'.d Felder. * He'a be-io >LU? I- lk^ ??.