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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE- SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE G, 1897.
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THE COWARD OF SALEM.
By Charles B. Lewis.
COPrniGHTED 1557, BY
Tip the wide street dlvldlw? tho old
town of Salem In halves a street lined
with trees which cast their shade when
the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth
walked a.youiiB man of twenty-five. It
was evening of a summer day, and
children were at play In the streets
and their parents sat on their door
steps, enjoying tho breeze coming1 In
from tho sea.
"That's Tom Holy that's the cow
ard 1" whispered the children to each
other, as they shrunk away from tho
pedestrian, whoso bronzed face 'and
peculiar gait proved him a sailor.
"Tom Holly, the coward!" added men
nnd women, as 'they looked up and
then turned their heads away.
Tho young1 man saw, If he did not
hear, and his teeth were hard set, nnd
Ills breath came faster, and he reached
tho crest of tho hill and opened the
gate In front of a weather-beaten
house. On the porch sat a girl of twen
ty sat there alone, with folded hands
and anxious face and eyes fastened on
the gate. She heard tho step afar off,
nnd recognized It. Her heart beat
quicker, as the sailor opened the gate,
but she did not move. He advanced to
her feet, and stood thero and looked
down upon her, lovo lighting up his
face, and yet a look of sternness ming
led with It, but she looked him fair In
the eyes and had no welcome for him.
"Well, Mollle, nnd so you bellovo the
Btory?" he finally asked.
"How can I help It?" she queried, In
"And you regard mo as a coward?"
"Tho whole crew declare that you
showed the white feather In the face of
danger, and it was even worse than
that. Not a man will speak In your
favor. Even the children flaunt your
name. I can't lovo a coward, Tom; I'd
sooner hang myself than marry a man
Who was scorned."
"I told you how It was," lie quietly
"So you did; but the others say differ
ent. There's fifty against you."
"Yes, they aro all against me; but
they do not know they cannot under
stand. I wns In hopes you'd believe
me stand by me. Well, let It be as
It Is. Good-by, Mollle."
"Goodby, Tom," she replied, as she
looked away across the flowerbeds.
He stood for a moment, hoping she
would say something more show signs
of relenting ask him to tell his side
of tho story again but she1 was silent.
His slow step, and without a look
behind him, he walked down tho path
and out of tho gate, and down the
fctreet toward tho harbor. As ho went,
looking straight ahead of him, his face
growing whlto under the bronao, tho
children drew out of his path and
sneered and mocked and whispered:
"Yes, that's Tom Holly, and he's a
coward! Coward! Coward!"
Seven days previously the whaling
shli True Blue had returned to Salem
after n, three year's cruise. She had
made a lucky voyage, brought back
nil her men In good health, and all
had received a hearty welcome all
but Tom Holly. Scarcely had the ship
keen moored when gossip was busy
with his name. He had gone out as
tecond mate of the True Blue, and
up to the lost four months of the voy
age his record was one to be proud of.
Hs boat's crow had fastened to more
whales than any other, and now and
then tho captain had cautioned him
about being too rash. One day all
tho boats were lowered for a solitary
whale. He was a big one and a fighter.
He smashed two boats, and Tom Holly
picked up the crows and took them to
'tho ship. Tho whale headed for the
ship and Tom Holly cut In and har
pooned him and sheared him off. For
tho next half hour the whalo dragged
twc boats after him. Then he turned,
and with his great lower Jaw swinging
from sldo to side and his flukes lash
ing the wateT to foam, he rushed upon
tho captain's boat Tho sweep' of his
Jaw caught her nnd sent her high In air
nnd flung her crew Into the sea, and
It was then they called Tom Holly a
coward. His crow wanted to dash In
to- the rescue of the men, but he or
dered his boat off. They said ho was
pale-faced and trembling and confused
In his orders, and that tho whale had
but to lift his flukes to bring about a
tragedy. It made no difference that ho
finally put the boat alongside the mon-
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C1IAS. 11. LEWIS.
ster and drove the lance Into his life,
and that every man from tho shat
tered boat was saved. He had lost his
nervo at a critical moment. Ho had
shown cowardice In not dashing In.
Neither tho whale ships out of Salem,
nor the residents of tho town, had any
use for a cownrd.
Mollle Williams, daughter of Cap
tain AVIIllams, of the "Golden Horn,"
had promised to marry Tom Holly
when tho True Blue had returned from
this voyage. Sho heard tho gossip,
made a dozen different men repeat the
story, and then sho had told the sailor
that all was over between them. Sa
lem girl must marry a Salem sailor,
and who could remember when a Salem
pallor had been called a coward? Thero
was Just one person In alt that town
who took Tom Holly's part, and sin
gularly enough that was Mollle's own
father. He had always been proud of
him as n son-in-law. He got the story
from others, and he got It from Tom,
nnd he finally made up his mind that
Tom was right. He might have been
excited nnd confused under the cir
cumstances, but when he left the men
of the shattered boat to shift for them
selves ho exhibited good Judgment.
They could support themselves In tho
water for a time, and had he dashed In
and had his own boat shattered, with
the ship five miles away, there must
have been a loss of life. It was the
thing to do to draw the whale off and
then attack him. Captain Williams
reasoned It out with Mollle, or tried to,
but he was alone In his opinion. A hun
dred men lincl said that Tnm Hiiiv
showed the white feather; the women
and children of Salem said that he was
a coward. Of what use tor one single
person to speak In his favor? And so
the mate left Salem, and the talk began
to die out, and tho Golden Horn was
chartered for a voyage to the West
Indies. The captain's daughter was to
go, and a fortnight later, when the bark
was ready to cast off her fastenings
and proceed to sea, she hade farewell
to Salem, and grieved In her heart
that she might never see Tom Holly
again. At first she was certain that
the men had told tho truth. Then sho
wondered If they were not mistaken.
Then she hoped that they were, and
had finally nlmost forgiven Tom, and
earnestly wished that she had been
more lenient and merciful. After the
one conversation with her. Captain
Williams had no more to say in the
subject, but he had a surprise in store
for her and the cre.w of the "Golden
Horn," and for those who stood on the
wharf and saw the bark sail away. A
quarter of nn .hour before she cast off
Tom Holly came aboard to act as chief
"Why, father, what does this mean?"
asked Mollle, as she caught sight of
her whilom lover.
"It means that ho Is to go with me
as my mate," replied tho father, "and
that means, again, that I do not believe
the stories told against him."
"But how how can I meet him?"
"You must settle that for yourself."
Until he caught sight of her aboard
Tom Holly did not know that Mollle
Williams was to accompany her father.
It made the position embarraslng for
both. He being chief officer, they must
sit at the same table, and be within
touch of each other, every hour of the
day. Sho wanted to believe In him
to forgive and be gorglven, but her
pride stood in the way. He solved the
problem ns to how they should meet
each other. He bowed to her In a
distant way, and went about his duties
and, when they were brought together
at table ho was polite, but formal.
She was compelled to take her cue from
this, and treat him in the same fashion
and thus It came about that a stranger
would never have suspected that they
had loved and been betrothed.
All went well with the "Golden
Horn," as she ran to the south. There
were people at Salem who had ridi
culed, her owners for shipping a Btrong
crew, and fitting her out with an arma
ment strong enough for a privateer,, but
two or three ships trading to the Indies
had mysteriously dlssappeared, and
there were reports that strange crafts
were dodging about among the Islands.
One night, when the boat was Hear
ing Mono Passage, on her way into the
Caribbean sea, she was ovei taken by
a thunderstorm which resulted In n
strange accident. A bolt of lightning
struck and splintered a yard, and one
of the flying splinters struck the cap
tain across tho noso and blinded him.
No one could tell whether his eyesight
was permanently Injured or not, but he
had to give command of tho ship to
tho mate, and keep to his cabin and
grope In the darkness. Then he con
gratulated himself that he had given a
berth to Tom Holly. Tho mate was
not only a thorough seaman, but a
careful navigator, and tho "Golden
Horn" was perfectly safe In his hands.
She crept through the passage under
aidylnglireezc, and was hardly clear of
Cat Island when It fell a flat calm.
This was at ten o'clock In the morning,
and the only sail in sight was a brig
lying about six miles away. Even to
the naked oye this craft, with her black
hull and great spread of sail had a sus
picious look. When the mato went
aloft to havo a better look with tho
glass he made out that tho stranger had
mounted guns and had too largo a crow
for an honest trader. The appearance
of tho brig was freely commented upon
by tho crew, most of whom doubted
her honesty, but Tom Holly alone was
worried and anxious. ' It was two
o'clock In tho afternoon, however, bo
fore he made up his mind to Inform
Cnpt. Williams of tho fears. Ho would
not havo dono so then, but tho calm
still continued, and tho b'rlg had low
ered two boats full of armed men,
which wore pulling for the bark.
"A pirate, you think, oh?" replied
tho captain. "Well, I shouldn't won
der. What will you do, Tom?"
"Beat him off, sir!" was the quiet re
ply, "I'll soon havo tho men at tho
guns and ready for tho30 boats. Havo
you any orders to glvo?"
"None. I am blind and helpless and
I leave It nil to you. You know what
will happen if we nro captured. We'd
better go down lighting th'an to havo
our throats cut. And, Tom, If worst
comes to worBt, and there la no hope,
I want you to to "
Ho lifted his hand to his bandaged
eyes and groaned and rocked to and
fro. The mate glanced ut Mollle over
her father's bowed head, and rho
turned pale ns her eyes mot his for nn
Instant. She wanted to question htm
to give him an encouraging word to
Bay that ehe had faith In his courage,
but the words would not come. Sho
had once taunted him with cowardice
believed with all Salem that he was an
object of contempt. He bowed to her
and went on deck, and tho next mo
ment his deep-throated voice was heard
calling upon tho men to cast loose the
guni and make ready for a light.
"Yes, It's a pirate craft," mused tho
captain, ns he listened to tho sounds
on deck. "She has a Ions low, black
hull, and is brig rigged. Thai's the
'Vengeance,' and her commander Is a
bloodthirsty devil. She carries eighty
men to our twenty-eight, and ten guns
to our six. She's been chased by men-of-war
for two years past, but has
dodged them nil. So she is to attack us
by boat! Mollle, run on deck and tell
mo how things are."
"The boats aro yet two miles away,"
tald tho girl, when she returned nfter
an absenco of live minutes, "and tho
sea Is as calm as n mill-pond,"
"And Tom Holly and the crew?"
"Tho men nro at tho guns and wait
ing, and Tom the mutu-li walkng
about among the men, and telling them
to be cool and to aim carefully."
"That's right that's right. I am
blind and you must see for me. Take
a sent at tho head of the companion-
way, nnd I will sit below you. You
must watch the battle and tell mo how
It goes. Are you up there?"
"Where are tho boats?"
"Pulling straight for us.
"And our men?"
mate tho coward of Sa-
It was a long, heavy pull for the
stranger's boats, each one of which
held fifteen armed men; but, foot by
foot they diminished the distance be
tween the brig nnd the bark, and at
length they wero only a mllo away.
Tho crew of tho "Golden Horn" had
been ready for them for half an hour.
When the men signed on for the voy
age they had been told that It might
come to fighting, to save the ship and
their own lives, and there was no
grumbling or hanging back when tho
order came to cast loose the guns. In
deed, every man had good Yankee
blood under his skin, and, though that
blood does not run .hot, It courses
through the veins of fighting men.
At the distance of a mile the boats
hatted for a few minutes, to arrange
the plan of attack, and, with the glass
to his eye, the mate of the "Golden
Horn" could tell the color of every
man's eyes. There could be no doubt
of the avocation and Intention of 'those
men. They were a long-haired, black
faced, scoundrelly lot, each man armed
to the teeth, and It would be Idle to
hope for mercy If they once got
aboard. When Holly was through with
his survey ho said to his waiting crew:
"There como the boats again, and
when they have covered half tho dis
tance we will open fire. Be cool and
take careful aim. As we shall havo
to fight the brig as soon as the wind
comes, I want to sink both these boats
and thus weaken her."
Almost every man of the crew was a
Salem man, and had heard tho story of
Tom Holly's cowardice. When the
boats first left the pirate's side they
wondered what he would do. When
he ordered them to cast loose the guns,
they wondered If the story were not a
slander. When he addressed them In
cool, even tones, with never a sign of
trepidation or excitement about him,
they tossed up their caps and gave him
a cheer. Captain Williams heard the
cheering from his seat in the companion-way
and asked what caused It.
"The mate has been speaking to tho
men, father," replied Mollle.
"Aye; that's the right thing to do
give them heart to smell powder. Are
the guns all ready?"
"And the boats7"
"They are coming on, but have sepa
rated. There don't you hear the pi
"Aye, I hear it. It Isn't honest cheer
ing, but more like the snarls of wild
beasts. How far away are they now?"
"About half a mile."
"And what's Tom doing?"
"He's sighting the forward gun.
Now he's going to fire. Now he pulls
The boom of the gun was followed by
a second, and a third, and a fourth,
and above the roar were heard the
.cheers of the men on deck.
"What Is It. Mollle?" asked Captain
"The ball from Tom's tho ball from
the mate's gun struck one of the boats
fair in the bow and shattered her. The
other boat 13 taking the men aboard.
Don't you hear the yell of the pirates?"
"Aye, them! They took us for an
unarmed trader, and counted on an
easy victory. Is the single boat com
"Yes, she Is no! no! A cannon ball
has smashed all her oars on the port
side, and thero Is great confusion
aboard. Now they are pulling her
around. Now she Is making off. Why
father, she is throwing some of her men
"That's the way of a pirate, girl.
When a man's killed or badly wounded,
overboard he goes to make more room.
Our men aro cheering again."
"Yes, they aro throwing up their
caps and dancing in exultation. The
boats have been beaten off, and we aro
"Saved for the time, yes. Let the
breeze come, and we shall have the
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brig down on us In no time, and then
will come the test. Do you see Tom?"
The mate entered the cabin to report
what was already known to the cap
tain, and to be heartily congratulated
for the manner In which he had con
ducted the affair. When asked his opin
ion of what would follow, he said:
"Wo sunk one boat, and killed and
wounded eight or ten of the rascals,
but they won't stop at this defeat. If
the calm lasts they may tow tho brig
down on us, or they may wait for a
breeze, and then overhaul and lav us
aboard. They are cut-throats to a man,
and far outnumber us. I must make
ready against any move, and, God help
ing, we will beat them off."
"Aye, God helping!" said the cap
tain. "I leave all to you, Tom I know
you will do all a bra'v e man can.
The mato turned and went on deck,
without a glance nt Mollle, though he
must have felt her eyes on him. It
was In her henrt to take him by the
hnnd In her father's presence, nnd de
nounce tho story as a vllo slander, and
to humble herself for having listened
to it and acted upon It, but he gave
her no show. Her father may have
guessed what was In her mind, but he
said never a word. The pirate boat
had a slow and laborious pull back to
the brig, and she had only reached the
larger craft, when another boat was
lowered, nnd tho Uo began towing tho
brig down in the direction of tho
"Golden Horn." They pulled her for
a. couple of miles and then tired out,
and from noon 'till four p. in. not a
breath of air stirred atoft, and the sea
was like a mirror. Then a light breeze
sprang up from tho north, and, with
out loss of time, the bark sproad her
sails and continued her true course.
Sho was a fast craft, and the mate de
cided to run away from the pirate, If he
could. That was prudence Instead of
cowardice, and was 30 hailed by the
crow j.nd the captain. Down in tho
south, he might find man-of-war, or
other help, to beat the brig off or de
stroy her. At any rate, If the breeze
tnsted', he would make a running fight
of It, gvlng her gun for gun, and doing
his best to pt event being boarded. It
needed scarcely half an hour to satisfy
him that the brig was the fastest sailor.
She crept up on tho bark, foot by foot,
until only . mllo away, and then a can
non ball came skipping over the water
as a signal for her victim to heave to.
The bark held her way, paying no at
tention to the menace, except to soar
aloft the stars and stripes, and cheer
the flag, as it blew out to the breeze.
Mollle had been sent on deck to report,
and she returned to say :
"Our flag Is up, father, and the men
are cheering It. We can't run away
from the brig, and Tom Is going to
"That's the talk! Does she carry a
"Her decks aro crowded with men.
"Can't you hear them yelling? Thero
goes another gun!"
"Aye, that's a ball from Long
Tom, as I know by the boom. She
carries the heaviest metal and the most
men, hut Tom will fight her to the bit
ter end. Is the breeze getting up?"
"Yes, father, and our men are making
all sail. Now you feel the bark heel
ing over to It. Can she board us, If the
breeze holds like this?"
"I hope they won't try It, but they
are reckless devils, and will dare any
thing. My God! to think I should bo
blind and helpless in such an emer
gency! Look for me, girl let me
know what Is going on. What are our
"Standing to their cuns. Here
comes a broadside from the pirate.
Oh! father, father, but did you feel that
crash do you know that a man has
"Softly, girl don't get excited," ho
chlded. "That ball struck the bul
warks amidships, and has done no
great damage. A man or two killed
signifies nothing. Heavens, but I'd
give ten years of my life to bo nble
to see for an hour. Is tho brig creep
"Yes, she Is nearer. There's another
broadside, but none of tho bolls touched
us. 1 can see the men at her guns I
can see them making more sail they
are cheering again!"
"Yos, I hear them. They are mak
ing more sail, in order to lay us aboard.
-How Is tho weather, girl?"
"It's clear, father. No thero Is the
look of a squall in the west. Tho brig
is nearer nearer! What alls Tom
why don't he fight her?"
"He's waiting, and that's right.
That's the way I'd fight her. Let her
co.mo close In, and then dose her.
Have any of tho men flunked?"
"Never a one, nnd Tom, father Tom
Is walking about" and talking to them
and bidding them wait a little longer.
God havo mercy, but what a crash!
And there's another man killed and
there's ono horribly wounded nnd tho
brig Is right up on our quarter, and go
ing to lay us aboardl"
"Hush glrll Oh, if I could only seel
I hear tho devils yelling I smell tho
smoke of their powder I hear"
What ho would have enld was
drowned In the roar of the broadside
delivered from tho "Golden Horn,"
when tho brig was only n hundred feet
away. Tom Holly had waited for the
proper moment, with half his guns
loaded with cannlster and bags of
bullets. Tho brig was raked from stem
to stem by tho flro, and, as a great
cry went up from her decks, the Bquall
came down, dark- as night, nnd with
tho fury of a mad beast. At the first
puff the pirate craft was dismasted
and left a helpless wreck, while the
bark was thrown on her beam ends
and, but for the blowing away of most
of her canvas, would have turned tur
tle nnd gone to the bottom. Sho right
ed at last and went rushing away, but
within hnlf an hour the last of the
squall -had passed and new sails were
being bent. Just at sunset tho bark
swept down upon the hulk which lay
heaving and tossing on the sea. Her
coming was greeted with yells of de
fiance from the two score of pirates
who yet held her deckir. and fire was
opened from three or four guns. Then
the "Coward of Salem" did a thing
which has been recorded to his credit In
the histories of several nations. Seated
on tho steps of the companlion-way,
with his daughter above him, Captain
"Aro we bearing down on tho pirates,
"Yes, father. They nro firing nt us,
but their shots are wild. Hear them
scream and curse!"
"Yes, at the guns, and Tom Is going
to sweep her decks again. We are run
ning down to the windward of her.
Now the men are sighting the guns'.
Now the pirates are shaking their fists
and cursing us. Now "
The guns of tho "Golden IJorn"
belched forth their lire at point-blank
range, and when she had passed the
brig the number of pirates had been
"Is Tom putting the bark about?"
asked tho captain.
"Yes, we are wearing ship, nnd the
guns are being loaded with solid shot,"
replied the girl.
"That's right that's good! Tom
means to sink her and sweep tho last
pirate off the sea."
Hound came the bark on her heel,
and as she passed the brig at a cable's
length sho fired a broadside of solid
shot which seemed to lift the hulk out
"WluU's that walling, Mollle?" asked
tho blind captain.
"It's from the pirates, father. Tho
hulk Is shattered and sinking, and there
nro but few men left alive. Oh, God!
"What is It quick!"
"She's rolling, father she's rolling
nnd swashing about she's going down
by the stern she's gon! she's gone!"
"And Tom has whipped her in a fair
fight, and destroyed a gang of devils!
Girl, are you there?"
"Lead me to my chair. Now ask Tom
Holly to come down."
A minute later the mate stood before
him, a look of triumph In his eyes and
exultation In his heart.
"Tom your hand. Now yours,
Mollle. Now, let the past be past, and
may God bless nnd keep you both!"
And six weeks later, when the "Gold
en Horn" returned to port, men, wo
men and children gathered to cheer
her and her captain and crew, and to
cheer again and again, and to push
and Jostle each other for the privilege
of being the first to touch the hand of
"The Coward of Salem."
Lines That Will Thrill the Patron
tho Ten Cent Mntincc.
Dan Hart, In Wilkes-Barro Leader.
If Manager Burgunder should print
the following lines, post them In the
dressing rooms of his theatres and fine
every manager who permits one of
them to be used In his play not one
man would escape. Somehow one of
these lines creep Into every play:
Unhand me vllllan!
Not another word!
I am lost.
Back again to the old homestead.
Tomorrow all the world will know
that D'Aray O'Brien Is a bankrupt.
You have pronounced your own
Fly, ere It Is too late.
Curses on ye nil!
Is It thus we meet after all these
No resource Is left me but death.
Mandevlllc Snooks, you are In my
Man! man! have you no pity? Would
you know my story? Listen, Regin
ald! Great heavens, he Is gone.
Aha! You tremble!
This then Is tho end of all.
Would that I wero dead!
Hqctor Riley, you see beforo you a
And this is the man I called my
It you havo no pity for me, at least
' Can he suspect?
Villain, you have betrayed me!
Have you no mercy?
She must, she shall be mine.
So, so, all my schemes prosper.
Tho priceless heritage of an untar
You cast mo off, so bo It.
For years have I waited for this
"Wretch! Would you strike a wom
an? Have ye the rlnt? Thin out ye go.
What brings Gerald Cavanaugh to
Glengarlth Castle tonight?
Not unless you walk over my dead
Ono of us will never leave this room
My lord! the carriage awaits.
I shall not leave for Paris tonight.
Refuse to marry me proud Rebecca,
and your lover Isaao McDermott dies
Does mother ever mention my my
You havo played your cards well
Harry Lattlmer, but mark me, when
tho end comes we will see who holds
the winning hand.
What does tho good book say Uncle
Tom? And to think that I believed and
trusted that man.
You are my long lost brother.
Whllo she lives I am not safe.
No man over loved as do I Anlstatla.
Marry mo or I'll foreclose tho mort
gage on your father's farm.
I am a soldier, sir
I owe my life to you.
Farewell! Farowell forever.
Every dog hns Its day, Jack Denlson,
nnd my day will come.
Caught llko'n. rat In a trap.
My heart Is breaking.
Leave my house and never darken its
He has Just committed sulcldo In the
hallway and will trouble you no more.
Is this all Borne horrid dream?
I swear to heaven that I am inno
cent. Though nil tho world desert you I
nm your friend.
This is some base plot to ruin me.
Meet mo at tho old mill at 9
I will follow him to tho ends of tho
When I meet him I will kill htm.
Silence you dog.
Not another word or It will bo your
Is that an insinuation?
My GodI that Is more than I can
While waiting for the murderer to
ovcrtnke me I will sing a 'song.
How dare you sir.
Benjamin Franklin Dllley, you for
get where you are.
Ho Is innocent. I did It.
And you did that through love of me,
Harold como to my arms forever.
You daro not fire. The American
flag Is tatoocd upon my breast.
You aro no longer a child of mine.
You are under arrest.
Tell Percy that my last thoughts
were of him.
Though the Heavens fall I will marry
We wero playmates, sir.
No matter what she has done, sho Is
still my child.
1 was happy until fate threw him
across my path.
I will meet him single handed and
I have sworn to do It, and I will keep
I would rather die than become your
I will never be taken alive.
It Is a. lie!
Don't you know me father? Your
own little Nell?
You forget who I nm.
Where have I seen that face beforo?
Should we ever meet again remember
I am as always your friend.
It Is past eight and her Is not here.
Can be be that she no. Heaven for
give me for suspecting her for Bhe Is
Tho picture you gave me I nlways
wear In a locket over my heart
Look to Heaven for pity now Bill
Harvey, for I will show you none.
Stand back all of you, for his life be
longs to me.
Go! Go! before I forget myself nnd
treat you as you deserve.
I am unhnrmed!
Laugh on. Butler Wheaton, but be
fore sun sets behind the western hills
I will laugh at your misery.
May heaven deal with you, Phil
Rnlfe, as you have dealt with me.
I refuse to bo an accomplice to this
You can deceive me no longer, Joe
Atkin; I know you now for the vllllan
that you are.
I refuse to be bribed nnd will tell all.
You can kill me If you like, but I
will not disclose the hiding place of
my dear, dear Earnest Jackson.
Help! help! Must I perish here
I understand and will obey.
I shall never believe him faithless.
Down on your knees and apologize to
Simon Slade, you have killed your
Speak to me Horace! Speak to me!
My God, he Is dead.
Hunted like a criminal, nil because
I would not do that man's bidding.
He lies! I saw him do It.
What Is this strange feeling that
comes over me tonight!
It Is wild on the coast tonight. Heav
en pity the poor lads at sea tonight.
You are crying, Lucy, and for him!
A 1'innncinl Creed.
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I opened tho locket to ascertain
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