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Adventur SYNOPSIS Sheldon, owner of Berande plantation, though desperately ill, overawes and con trols 200 head hunting Solomon islanders by force of will and weapons. Chief Selee calls with forty men- He returns Arunga, a runaway laborer. Sheldon has Arunga and Billy whipped to quell a mutiny. His sickness Increases. His partner. Hughte, and many laborers die. Joan Lackland, a pretty girl, arrives with her crew of Tahltlans. Sheldon be comes unconscious, and she takes charge of things. rine a sell reliant Atin-rican yii'l. a lover or adventiisv. native ii Hawaii and an orphan. Her snip lias been wrecked. She proves to Sheldon that sne ran shoot. She resents his friendly suggestions, and they quarrel. She makes It plain that she is not matrimonially inclined. Shu and Sheldon save two black women from death. (Continued from yesterday) "Von had been in the army, and dad was an old seadog, and they were both stern disciplinarians—only Von's girls had no mother, and neither had I, and they were two men. after all. They spoiled us terribly. You see. they didn't have any wives, and they made chums out of us—when our tasks were done. We had to learn to do every thing about the house twice as well as the native servants did it—that was so that we should know now to manage some day. "More than ouce one or the oth er of us had our rifles taken away for a week just beenuse of a tiny speck of rust. We had to know how to build fires in the driving rain. too. out of wet wood when we camped out. which was the hardest thing of all— except grammar. 1 do believe. We learned more from dad and Von than from the governesses dad taught us French and Vou German. We learned both languages passably well, and we learned them wholly In the saddle or in camp. When 1 was sixteen we three girls were all sent up to California to Mills seminary, which was quite fash ionable and stifling. How we used to long for home! We didn't chum with the other girls, who called us little cannibals, just because we came from the Sandwich Islands and who made invidious remarks about our ancestors banqueting on Captain Cook—which was historically untrue, and. besides, our ancestors hadn't lived in Hawaii. "I was three years at Mills sem inary. with trips home, of course, and two years in New York, and then dad went smash in a sugar plantation on Maui. Dad had nothing left, and be decided to return to the sea. He'd always loved it and I half believe that he was glad things bad happened as they did. He was like a boy again busy with PVHlFiftPdfffrPflryflonstXSiJfi A Romance of The South Seas BY JACK LONDON Copyright 1910. by Street O SaMh Copyright. I9H. by the Macmillaa morning till nfcht. He used to sit u$ half the night talking things over with me. That was after I had shown him that 1 was really resolved to go •long. We were ready to start to Ta hiti, where a lot of repairs and refit ting for the Miele were necessary, when poor dad came down sick and died." "And you were left all alone?" Joan nodded. "Very much alone. I had no broth ers or sisters, and all dad's people were drowned in a Kansas cloudburst. That happened when he was a little boy. Of course 1 could go back to Von. There's always a home there waiting for me. But why should I go? Besides, there were dad's plans, and I felt that it devolved upon me to carry them out. It seemed a fine thing to do also 1 wanted to carry them out. And here I am. •Take my advice and never go to Tahiti. It is a lovely place, and so •re the natives, but the white people! Now, Barabbas lived in Tahiti. Thieves, robbers and liars—that is what they are. The honest men wouldn't require the fingers of one hand to count. The fact that 1 was a woman only simplified matters with them. They robbed me on every pre text, and they lied without pretext or need. Poor Mr. Brlcson was corrupt ed. He joined the robbers and O. K.'d all their demands, even up to a thou sand per cent. If they robbed me of 10 francs his share was 3. "But when the robbers fell to cheat ing one another I got my first clew3 to the state of affairs. One of the robbed robbers came to me after dark with facts, figures and assertions. 1 knew I was ruined if I went to law. The judges were corrupt like every thing else. But 1 did do one thing. In the dead of night 1 went to Eric son's house. 1 bad the same revolver I've got now, and 1 made him stay in bed while I overhauled things. Nine teen hundred and odd francs was what I carried away with me. He never complained to the police. "Then I sent to New Zealand and got German mate. He had a master's certificate, and was on the ship's pa pers as captain, but 1 was a better navigator than he. and 1 was really captain myself. 1 lost her, too. but It's no reflection on my seamanship. The German mate was drowned. We lay all night to a sea drag, and next morning sighted your place here." "I suppose you will go back to Von now?" Sheldon queried. "Nothing of the sort. Dad planned to go to the Solomons. 1 shall look about for seme land and start a small plantation. Do you know of any good land around here—cheap?" "By George., you Yankees are re- Helen War*, Starring in Georje Broadhurst's Play, "The Price" at the Hud son Theater, New York. maYEable^-ffeallr femarEaBIeT* said Sheldon. "1 should never have dream ed of such a venture." "Adventure." Joan corrected him. "That's right—adventure it is. And if you'd gone ashore on Malaita in stead of Guadalcanar you'd have been kai kai'd long ago. along with your no ble Tahitian sailors." Joan shuddered. "To tell the truth." she confessed. "we were very much afraid to land on Guadalcanar. read in the Sail ing Directions that the natives were treacherous and hostile. Some day I should like to go to Malaita. Are there any plantations there?" "Not one. not a white trader even." "Then 1 shall go over on a recruit ing vessel some time." "Impossible!" Sheldon cried. "It is no place for a woman." "I shall go just the same." she re peated. CHAPTER VI. TEMPEST. ITwonderenclosealquarterwouldhgirln was the first time Sheldon had been at wit a America girl, and be have if American were like Joan Lackland had be not bad wit enough to realize that she was not at all typical. Her quick mind and changing moods bewildered him. while her outlook on life was so dif ferent from what he conceived a wo man's outlook should be that he was more often than not at sixes and sev ens with her. He could never antici pate what she would say or do next Her temper was quick and stormy, and she relied too much on herself and too little on him, which did not ap proximate at all to his ideal of wo man's conduct when a man was around. Her assumption of equality with him was disconcerting, and at times he half consciously resented the' impudence and bizarreness of her in trusion upon him. rising out of the sea in a howling nor'wester. fresh from poking her revolver under Eric son's nose, protected by her gang of huge Polynesian sailors and settling down in Berande like any shipwrecked sailor. It was all on a par with her Baden-Powell and the long 38 Colt's. At any rate, she did not look the part. And that was what be could not forgive. Had she been short hair ed, heavy jawed, large muscled, hard bitten and utterly unlovely in every way all would have been well. In stead of which she was hopelessly and deliciously feminine. Her hair wor ried him, it was so generously beau tiful. And she was so slenderly and prettily the woman—the girl, rather that it cut him like a knife to see her with quick, comprehensive eyes and sharply imperative voice superintend the launching of the whaleboat through the surf. In imagination be could see ber roping a horse, and it always made him shudder. Then. too. she was so many sided. Sheldon certainly was not happy. The unconventional state of affairs was too much for his conservative dis position and training. Berande. in habited by one lone white man. was no place for Joan Lackland. Yet he racked his brain for a way out. and even talked it over with her. In the first place, the steamer from Australia Was not due for three weeks. "One thing is evident you don't want me here." she said. "I'll man the whale boat tomorrow and go over to Tulagl." "But as I told you before, that is impossible." he cried. "There Is no one there. The resident commissioner is away In Australia. There is only one white man. a third assistant understrapper and ex-sailor—a com-' mon sailor. He is in charge of the government of the Solomons, to say nothing of a hundred or so niggers prisoners.. Besides, he is such a fool that he would fine you £5 for not hav ing entered at Tnlagi. which is the port of entry, you know. He is not a nice man. and. I repeat, it is impossible." "There is Guvurn." she suggested. "There's nothing there but fever and five white men who are drinking themselves to death. 1 couldn't per mit it." "Oh. thank you." she said quietly. "I guess I'll start today—Viaburi! You go along Noah, speak 'm come along me." Noa Noah was her head sailor, who had been boatswain of the Miele. "Where are you going?" Sheldon asked in surprise. "Viaburi! You stop." "To Guvutu—immediately." was her reply. "But I won't permit It" "That is why I am going. You said it once before, and it is something I cannot brook." "What?" He was bewildered by ber TELLS THE CAUSE OP APPENDICITIS. 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"You have presumed, you have dared"— She choked and swallowed and could hot go on. Sheldon looked the picture of de spair. "I confess my head is going around with it all." he said. "If you could only be explicit." "But you have no right—no man has the right—to tell me what he will per mit or not permit. I'm too old to "A GENTLEMAN IS EVERT WOMAN'S GOABD IAN." have a guardian, nor did I sail all the way to the Solomons to find one." "A gentleman Is every woman's guardian." "Well, I'm not every woman—that's all. Will yon kindly allow me to send your boy for Noa Noah? 1 wish him to launch the whaleboat. Or shall I go myself for him?" Both were now on their feet, she with flushed cheeks and angry eyes, he, puzzled, vexed and alarmed. The black boy stood like a statue—a plumb black statue—taking no interest in the transactions of these Incomprehensible whites. "But you won't do anything so fool ish"— be began. "There you go again," she cried. "I didn't mean It that way. and you know I didn't" He was speaking slow ly and gravely. "And that other thing, that not permitting—it is only a man ner of speaking. Of course I am not your guardian. Yon know you can go to Guvutu If yon want to"—or to the devil, be was almost tempted to add. "Only. I should deeply regret it that is all. And 1 am very sorry that I should have said anything that hurt you. Re member. 1 am an Englishman." Joan smiled and sat down again. "Perhaps 1 have been hasty." she admitted. "You see. 1 am Intolerant of restraint If you only knew how I have been compelled to fight for my free dom. It is a sore point with me, this being told what I am to do or not to do by you self constituted lords of creation. Viaburi! You stop along kitchen. No bring 'm Noa Noab. And now, Mr. Sheldon, what am 1 to do? You don't want me here, and there doesn't seem to be any place for me to go." "That is unfair. Your being wrecked here has been a godsend to me. 1 was very lonely and very sick. 1 really am not certain whether or not I.should have pulled through bad you not hap pened along. But that is not the point. Personally, purely selfishly personally, I should be sorry to see you go. But I am not considering myself. I am con sidering you. It—It Is hardly the proper thing, you know. If were married— If there were some woman of your own race here—but as It is"— She threw up her bands in mock de spair. "1 cannot follow you." she said. 'In one breath you tell me I must go. and in the next breath you tell me there is no place to go and that you will not permit me to go. What is a poor girl to do?" "That's the trouble." he said help lessly. "And the situation annoys you." "Only for your sake." "Then let me save your feelings by telling you that it does not annoy me at all—except for the row you are making about it. I never allow what can't be changed to annoy me. 1 can't go elsewhere, by your own connt You certainly can't go else where and leave me here alone with a whole plantation and.200 woolly can nibals on my hands. Therefore, you stay, and I stay. It is very simple. Also, it is adventure. And further more, you needn't worry for yourself. I am not matrimonially inclined. 1 came to the Solomons for a planta tion, not a husband." Sheldon flushed, bat remained silent "I know what yon are thinking." •he laughed gayly. "That if I were a man. you'd wring my neck for me. And I* deserve it too. I'm so sorry. I ought not to keep on hurting your feelings." "I'm afraid I rather invite it." he said, relieved by the signs of the tempest subsiding. "1 have it," she announced. "Lend me a gang of your boys for today. I'll build a grass bouse for myself over In the far corner of the com pound—on piles, of course. 1 -an move in tonight. I'll be comfortable and safe. The Tahitians can keep an anchor watch just as aboard ship. And then I'll study cocoauut planting. In return. I'll run the kitchen end of your household and give you some decent food to oat. And finally. 1 won't listen to any of youi protests. On the other band, if you don't agree, 1 will go across the river, beyond your jurisdiction, and build a village for myself and my sailors, whom 1 shall send in the whaleboat to Guvutu for provisions. And now 1 want you to teach me billiards." Joan took bold of the household with no uncertain grip, revolutionizing things till Sheldon hardly recognized the place. For the first time the bun galow was clean and orderly. No longer the house boys loafed and did as little as they could while the cook complained that "head belong him walk about too much" from the stren nous course in cookery which she put him through. Nor did Sheldon escape being roundly lectured for his lazi ness in eating nothing but tinned pro visions. She called him a muddler and a slouch, and other invidious names, for his slackness and his dis regard of healthful food. She sent Jier whaleboat down the coast twenty miles for limes and or anges, and wanted to know scathingly why said fruits bad not long since been planted at Berande, while he was beneath contempt because there was no kitchen garden. Mummy apples, which he had regarded as weeds, under her guidance appeared as appe tizing breakfast fruit, and, at dinner, were metamorphosed into puddings that elicited his unqualified admira-' Hon. She or her sailors dynamited fish daily, while the Balesuna natives were paid tobacco for bringing in oysters from the mangrove swamps. Among other things, she burned the pestilential hospital, quarreled with Sheldon over the deed and In anger set her own men to work building a new and what she called a decent hos pital. She robbed the windows of their lawn and muslin curtains, replacing them with gaudy calico from the trade store and made herself several gowns. When she wrote out a list of goods and clothing for herself, to be sent down to Sydney by the first steamer, Sheldon wondered bow long she had made up her mind to stay. She was certainly unlike any woman he bad ever known or dreamed of. So far as he was concerned, she was not a woman at all. She neither languished nor blandished. No feminine lures were wasted on him. He might have been her brother, or she his brother, for all sex had to do with the strange situation. Despite bis warnings about crocodiles and sharks, she persisted in swimming in deep water off the beach, nor could he persuade her. when she was In the boat, to let one of the sailors throw the dynamite when shooting fish. She argued that she was at least a little bit more intelligent than they and that, therefore, there was less liability of an accident if she did the shooting. Sbe was to him the most masculine and at the same time the most feminine woman be had ever met. A source of continual trouble between them was the disagreement over methods of handling the black boys. Sbe ruled by stern kindness, rarely rewarding./ never punishing, and he had to confess that ber own sailors worshipped her. while the house boys were her slaves and did three times as much work for her as he had ever got out of them. She quickly saw the unrest of the contract laborers and was not blind to the danger, always imminent that both sbe and Sheldon ran. Neither of them ever ventured out without a cey.oixer, una the sailors who stood the night watches by Joan's grass house were armed with rifles. But Joan inisted that this reign of ter ror had been caused by the reign of fear practised by the white men. Sbe had been brought up with the gentle Hawailans, who never were illtreated nor roughly bandied, and sbe general ized that the Solomon islanders, un der kind treatment, would grow gentle. One evening a terrific uproar arose In the barracks, and Sheldon, aided by Joan's sailors, succeeded in res cuing^ two women whom the blacks were beating to death. To save them from the vengeance of the blacks they were guarded in the cook house for the night They were the two women who did the cooking for the laborers, and their offense had consisted of one of them taking a bath in tbe big cal dron in which the potatoes were boiled. The blacks were not outraged from the standpoint of cleanliness they often took baths In the caldrons themselves. The trouble lay in that the bather bad been a low. degraded, wretched female, for to the Solomon Islanders all fe males are low. degraded and wretched.. (To be Continued) THE TRUTH ABOUT BLUING. Talk No. 1. Avoid liquid bluing. 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