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February 16, 1923
THE CITIZEN
Pair Tare
East Kentucky Correspondence
News You Get Nowhere Else
Ma nrrMfmfHtMMV etikliatw! antra atanaa In fait by tka wrlrar. Tha nanw
not fat Miration, bat aa an tda nf tMj faith. Writ plainly.
JACKSON COUNTY
Rlnking Valley
Sinklng Valley, Feb. 12 There li
quite a bit of sickness in this vicin
ity at present There will be a holi
Mi meeting at the Logsdon school
hotise, Sunday. Turner and Alson
Abner, who have been irnne to Rich
mond for aome time, have returned
to their borne. Ernest Hammond
from Clover Bottom waa in thia vi
cinity on business thii week Bom
to Mr. and Mr. Roy Gentry, a baby
rirl. Mr. and Mn. Myrl Lainhart'i
baby la very ill. Fred Abner and
Ida ITammond were married on the
Oth. We wish them happiness and
success thru life. Marcus Isaacs and
Mid Lainhart were dinner guests of
Janper Isaara, Sunday. Andy Ballcn
gar fll'rd hia appointment here, Sun
day. The officers have made a raid
In thia part of the county. They
found a band of moonshiners near
Rock Lick. The sheriff arrested Joe
Cauanaucrh and Jim Moore and took
them to McKee, put them In jail, and
kept them till they (rave bond. We
ure do appreciate Mr. Lainhart'i
work In thia part of the county.
Andy Isaara visited his s'ster, Mrs.
J. B. Kindred at Panola, Monday,
who is very ill with dropsy. Good
rock to The Citizen and its many
readers.
Kerby Knob
Kerby Knob, Feb. 13 Rev. E. T.
Coirett, bavin been called as pastor
for Kerby Knob church, sends his
ft rut appointment for February, fourth
Saturday and Sunday. All come out
and hear Brother Cornett, as he is
an able speaker. Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Moberly, who have been near Rich
mond, Madison county, for the last
two yeara, have recently moved back
to their olJ home at this place. A
baby girl weighing twelve pounds ar
rived at the home of Mr. and Mr
Andy Thomas on February 2nd. Its
name ia Edn I ois Thomas. 4U r
Norvrll moved last week on Joe Tof
fee's place beyond Southfork Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Johnson and
the twina, Berlin and Christ' ne, visit
ed Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Click, Sunday.
M. J. Smith and Biyd Combs came
m Saturday from a drumming trip.
Aaron Powell had a clearing Satur
day and got a good day's work done
Bertha rowel!, who has been mak
ing an extend visit with her sisters,
Mrs. Tom Powell and Mrs. Hiram
Lakes, in Indiana, returned homo,
Friday. Sol Hammond and family
are plannirg to shortly move back to
theiir home on Clear Creek. Fred
Abner and Ma Hammond were united
in marriarre Thursday They have
the bea wishes of their many friends
- John Itenge is building an addition
to his dwellings.
Bond
Bond, Feb. 13 We are having
some very fine weather and farmers
are making good use of it b'y plowing
and preparing for their crops. Al
bert Powell has sold his stork of gen
eral merchandise at this place to a
Mr. Ward, who will take possession
about March 1. He also traded bis
property at this place for a 200 acre
farm in Clay county. J. T. Brewer
sold a good cow last week for $45
The little aon of Robert E. Taylor
is very sick at thia time. Pus has
gathered in his side from pneumonia,
and he will have to be operated on
Several of the men from this vicin
ity have been cutting timber last
week to build a new church house at
tha Green Hill Baptist Church The
home of Charley Taylor, two miles
below Bond, with almost its entire
contents, waa consumed by Are Fri
day, February 3d. Mr. Taylor has
tha sympathy of this entire commu
nity, aa tha family has always been
the moat ardent supporters of every
benevolent undertaking of any one
in thia community. Rev. II. L. Pon
der baptized 14 converts In Pond
Creek, two miles west of here, Sun
day, February 6th. Brother Ponder
ia an able minister, and the Green
Hill Baptist Church is prospering un
der hia car. "Aunt Mary" Mclntush
Is very sick at this writing with
something like grippe. She ia a good
THE COOK SMILES
The cook U all smiles.
The bread u light and gay,
A sack of Potts' Gold Dust Flour
Made them get that way.
For Sale Byf All Grocers
R. L. POTTS & SON
PUm 154-3
neighbor and one of the oldest wi
den ts of this community The little
son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom McQueen
died of whooping cough and pneumo
nia and was bur'ed yesterday. We
extend our sympathy to the bereaved
parents.
Carice
Carico, Feb. 13. There was thun
der and hail in there part Saturday
night of last week T. J. Faubus
bought a nice muU from Scott Tus
sey last week Mrs. Willie Spivey
ia very poorly at this writing Mr.
Cytha Parker of Camp Dixie, N. J
is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Angel, of tha place, at present
Mr. and Mrs. Curt Steel's baby was
buried last Friday. We do sympa
thise with the bereaved parents
Lawrence Smith bought a young mule
from Hampton Smith last week
The sheriffs are making the boys
move out or be arrested in these
parts. We are having' cool weather
at present The little son, Lester, of
Mrs. Mary Himes, is very poorly at
thia writing. Henry Ford is plan
ning on moving back to his old place
shortly.
MADISON COUNTY
Slate Lick
Slate Lick, Feb. 12 We are hav
ing some real spring weather at thia
writing. Professor Dlx with other
frenda from Berea were out today
and gave us a treat which was en
joyed greatly by the children, as it
showed the Life of Christ from the
craddle to the grave. We hope he
comes again. Richard Parks and
daughter. Mrs. H. J. McGuire, visited
L' .1 l f I. IT...
ma uiunvr, ivira. apaiim-a uuud-.u,
Sunday. She has been sick for some
time Mrs. Thena Rutherford, who
has been sick with flu at her sister's,
Mrs. W. D. Parks', is able to be out
strain. The infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. D. H. Smith is recovering from
an attack of pneumonia Mr. and
Mrs. Charles McCord and fnmily of
Pars spent the week-end with their
parents at Slate Lick. Mr. and Mrs.
K. N McCormick, Mrs. Rutherford,
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Parks were
guests of Mrs. E. N. McCormick.
Sunday. Mrs. June Fowler was shop
ring in Berea, Saturday Mrs. W.
D. Spsrks called to see Mrs. Hanson,
Saturday, whf is very ill Mrs. II
M. Snyder is out strain, after a se-
I vere cold. Word has been received
' here that James Burnett, who is
I sway for h's health, is on his way
home. Mr. Owens, the oil man, was
thru these parts last week and says
( they will go t work as soon as the
weather permit, whlcn, from all ap
pearances, will not be long.
Christmas Ridge
Christmas RiVe, Feb. 12 We are
having some fine farming weather nt
this writing. Some of our farm rs
jane b.nsy plow n a-f fixing to s.-v
their tobacco bods. Some rre sowing
clover. Mr. t.nt Mrs. C. F. Kel
are spendi iv s fe .lays at Red Lick.
Mr. and Mrs. Clint Carrier are vis
iting with her brother, Mr. and Mrs.
George B catcher, over Sunday M.
A. Logsdon of Panola is visiting in
this part for a few days. W. M.
Bratcher ia spending' a few days in
Covlnrton with his niece, Mrs. Rich
ard Tharker. He exports to visit in
Ohio and several other parts before
he return home. Johnnie Kelley of
Dreyfus spent Saturday night at J
W. Bratcher's J. W. Bratcher Is
adding a new porch to hia tenant
house. Mrs. Sam Keller's sister,
Laura Gay, spent the day with Mrs.
J. W. Bratcher Mr. and Mra. Fred
Powell and children spent last Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. Harvey
Bratcher Miss Bessie Nealy visited
at J. W. Bratcher's, Friday evening.
Harden Kidd has sold a bunch of
shoata to R. M. Ramsey at ten dol
lars a hundred pound.
Big niii
Big Hill, Feb. 0 Sunday-school
every Sunday at Big Hill schnolhouse.
Miss Clara Green began her sub
scription school Monday 6, at Big
Hill. James Bundrew from Indiana
is visiting relativea here M. D.
Wlitt Statiea, Ij.
Settle la alowly improving Seth
Asburry occupies the house vacated by
Floyd Guthrie, who moved to Beres.
Quite a number of young folks
spent Sunday, February 6, at Mike
Parker's February 13th Rev. Cor
nett filled hia tubular appointment at
Pilot Knob church, Saturday and
Sunday. Sunday-school at Pilot
Knob ichnnlhousa every Sunday eve
ning at 2 o'clock Philip Hayes has
been spending a few days with his
daughter, Mrs. J. G. Harrison, In Be
ren. Misa Ada and Flossy Johnson
spent Sunday with Miss Lucy Hayes
at Big Hill Mrs. J. n. Wilson's
baby died of pneumonia last week
and was buried at Pilot Knob ceme
tery. Mrs. Wilson and family have
the deepest sympathy of the community.
Bark Road
Bark Road, Feb. 13 We have been
having plenty of rain for the pa''
weekMr. Pittman'a boy, who hai
pneumonia, is no better. Tommie
Fenny of West Irvine visited June
Lain Saturday' night and Sunday and
then returned home. 0. C. Carr cf
Panola visited Mrs. David KindTod
last Friday Mr. and Mrs. James
Denny visited Willie Lain Saturday
night and Sunday.
Wallacetoa
Wallaceton, Feb. 13. Misses Clara
Bowlin and Dora Gentry, Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Wallace and Miss Kate
Baker visited Mrs. Jas. Wallace, Sun
dayMiss Fannie Kidd spent the
week-end with frirnda in Wallaceton.
Mr. and Mrs. John Guinn and fam
ily, Mr. and Mrs. Willie KindryJ
were tha guests of Mrs. Jss. Guinn,
Sunday Mrs. Morris Calico and
baby visited Mrs. Ben Calico of near
Cartersville, Sunday night and Mon
dayMr. and Mrs. Wm. Wallace and
son were the guests of her sister,
Mrs. Nath Evans, Saturday night
and Sunday. Floyd Estridge, who Is
attending -school at Berea, was not
able to go the pat week on account
of a severe cold Misa Ava Mc
Whorter of Paint Lick attended
church at Wallaceton, Sunday. Mrs.
Jas. Guinn spent Monday with her
daughter, Mrs. John Guinn Dan
Botkin and wife visited his father,
Lewis Botkin, Sunday. Mrs. Morris
Calico and baby. Misses Emma Wal
lace and Add e Henry and Mrs. Mol
lie Klkin were the guerts of Mrs. E.
E. Wallace, Sunday.
Blue Lick
Blue Lick, Feb. 13 Valentine
Greetings to Citizen.
"I love to send a Valentine,
It's such a ihanre to say
How very much the thought of you
Is in my heart today."
The weather man, after having the
groundhog to corroborate his predic
tions, is still "way off." The humor
ists of America are seeing the funny
side of the situation and "laughing
in their sleeve." The "worm may
turn.'' One of the most un'que and
enjoyable social everts of this sea
son was the celebration of a golden
wedding at the home of Squire John
son. Having just completed and
moved into his elegant new residence,
the guests, about forty in number,
were comfortably entertained. Nu
merous baskets of delicious viands
were brought in by friends and rela
tives and another red "letter day was
added to the calendar of uncle
Squire and aunt Diana. It ia quite
an unusual feature that parents cele
brating the fiftieth anniversary of a
marriage have no grandchildren.
Their three sons still live at home un
married. Frank CampbelJ, and fami
ly are visiting relatives in Jackson.
Alice Lewis is staying with Mrs.
John Johnson. Susie Wilmot was
called home to see a sick sister-Sunday-school
has suspended until
spring. When Christian influence
loses its hold in a community the
whole fabric l In danger. Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Ballinger, and Miss Anna
Proctor of Wildie are visiting at
John Johnson'a the week-end.
Bobtowa
Bobtown, Feb. 13 Rev. E. T. Cor
net filled h;s regular appointment at
Pilot Knob church Saturday and Sun
day. The service will be at 2:30 p.
m. on every second Saturday. Re
member this and be there on time.
Sunday-school at this place is pro
gressing nicely. Everybody invited
to attend and take part at 2:00
o'clock. Professor Ilirschy gave a
very Interesting talk Sunday evening.
His subject was, "Watch the Lilly
Grow." On Sunday, the 19th, will be
"Father and Son Day." A program
has been arranged and a part of Be
rea orchestra will be here and contri
bute much to the enjoyment of the
meeting. So let everybody coma out
and enjoy the evening, beginning
promptly at 2:00 p. m Mr. Hudson
Powell ia improving hia farm that he
recently bought from I. L. Begley
Wa are glad to have auah a hustler
In our community Most everybody
is busy planning for their crops and
soma are sowing tobacco beds Ab
( Continued on Page Six)
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SYNOPSIS
CHA1TER I.-Wlih hia srandfathar,
amuii Hajuaey Mllholiand la aiclnn Hi
lK.uruou ta faiatia" In ilia uuin
Iowa, 'li.a old imillmn, a veiaran of
llio Civil wm, anOeavura lo impraa tli
rouiiaaiar wun ui aignliHama u( liio
sreai tuniliit, and many jreai adarward
Jk buy to rainautbar him aroriia wita
atarumc vividn,
CHAJTKK ll.-ln lbs schoolroom, a
( ara afterward, Haunaay waa not
dlatinauianed for ramarKabla ability,
though lua to pronuufiiad Uialikaa warv
amiimr.ua and "Kccllaliuna." In anarp
i-onuaat to Kamaty a backwardnaaa ia
tha prat-ocliy uf litila Doia twuni, a
,uuu- lady whom In hia biturnraa ha da
nonuiiaiaa "lauthr a fai"
Dora was a non-psrtlsnn. The little
prig was so diligent at h-f books she
gave never the slij-iin-Ht slim of com
prehending that there hsd been a fiKht
about her. Having no real cognizance
f Mi'snri. Bender and Milholland ex
Here was a serious affront, at least
to Ramsey Mllholland's wsy of think
ing: for Iinmsey, also now proved
sensitive. He quieted his friend"
"Shirt up r and advanced toward
Wenlpy. "Ton look here! Who you
callln ptips't
"Everybody!" Wesley hotly re
turrifd. "Everybody that goes around
mentioning ladles' names on the pub
lic streets sre pups!"
"Tliry are. are theyT" Ramsey ss
hotly demanded. "Well, you JiiHt look
here a minute; my own father men
tion my mother's name on the public
streets whenever he wonts to, and you
Just try cBllIn' my father a pup. and
you won't know whnt huppened to
you !"
"Whalll you do about It?"
Til put a new head on you," snld
Ramey. "That's wliat I'll do, because
anybody tlmt calls my father or moth
er s puii "
"Oh. sbnt up! I wssn't tnlkln' shout
your nle father and mother. I said
ever bmly thut mentioned Dora To
cmn's nume on the public streets was
a ! . mid I inesn It I Everybody that
mentions Iora Yocuru'a nume on the
pub"
"iHirs Tocnm!" said Ramsey. "I got
a perfect rlcbt to say It anywhere I
want to. Ihira Yocuro, Dora Yocum.
tors Yocum ! "
"All right then, you're a pup!"
Ramsey charged upon lilin nnd re
ceived a suffocating blow full In the
face,, tint from Mr. render's fist -but
from the solid bundle of books at the
end of the strap. Ramsey saw eight
it Jen objectives Instantly: there were
Wesley lieiiders standing full length In
the air on top of other Wesley Ren
ders, and more Wesley Renders slg
xngged out sldewlse from still other
Wesley Renders; nevertheless, he
found one of these Slid It proved to be
flesh. He engaged It wildly at flstl
ciifTs; pounded it upon the conntenance
and drove It awut. Then he sat down
upon the curbstone and, with his dizzy
eyes shut. leai. d forward for the bet
ter accommodation of his ensanguined
nose.
Wesley had retreated to the other
side of the street, holding a grimy
handkerchief to the mtdmoxt parts of
his pallid face. There, you ole d--n
pup!" he shouted. In a voice which
threatened a sob. "I guess that'll
teach you to be careful how you men
tion Dora Yoeum's name ou the public
st reets !"
At this, Ramsey made a motion as
If to rise and pursue, whereupon Wes
ley fled, walling hack over his shoulder
as he ran. "You wait till I ketch you
out alone on the public streets and
rir "
Ills voice wss lost In an outburst of
hooting from his former friends, who
sympathetically surrounded the
wounded Ramsey. Rut In a measure,
at least, the chivalrous fugitive had
won his point. He was routed and
outdone, yet what survived the day
whs a rumor, which became a sort of
tenuous legend smong those interest
ed. There had been a fight over Ira
Y "on m, it appeared, and Ramsey Mil
holland hnd attempted to maintain
something derogatory to the lady,
Mldle Wesley defended her as a
knightly youth should.
The boys, unmindful of proper gal
lantry, supixirtej ItuiuHcy on account
if the way he had persisted In lU kln'
itie stuflln' out of Wesley Render after
receiving that preliminary wallop from
Wesley's blackjack bundle of books.
Ti e girls petted and championed Wes
ley; they tulked outrageously uf his
. vnqueror; fiercely declaring that he
might to he arrested; and for weeks
tl.ey maintained a new manner toward
bi n. They kept their facial expres
sions hoKtlle, hut perhaps this wss
in ire for one another's benefit than
for Ramsey's; and several of them
.-it so far out of their way to Hnd
eveu private opportunities for reprov
ing hiiu that an alert ohsener might
luive suspected theiu to have been less
Indignant Ihua they seemed but not
lUuisey. He thought they all hated1
liliu, sud said he as glad of It . i .
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cept ss Impediments to the advance of
learning, she did not even look demurs.
CHAPTER IV.
With Wesley Render, Rumsey was
again upon fair terms before the win
ter had ruu Its course; the two were
neighbors and, moreover, were drawn
together by a community uf Interests
which made their reconciliation a ue
ccsslty. Rumsey played the guitar aud
Wesley played the liiuinlolm.
All III feeling between theio died
with the first duet of spring, yet the
tinkling they made bad uo charm to
soothe the savuge breat of Rums-'y
whenever the Teucher's Ret Clime Into
bis thoughts. He day dreamed a thou
sand ways of putting her lu her place,
hut was unable to carry out any of
them, and had but a cobwebby satis
faction In Imagining discomfitures for
her which remained Imaginary. "Just
once!" he said to Kred Mitchell. "That's
sll I ssk, Just once. Just gimme one
chance to show that girl what she
really la. I fiietm if I ever get the
chance she'll find out what's the mat
ter with her, for once In her life, any
way." Thus It csme to be talked about
and understood and expected In Ram
sey's circle, all male, thst Dora Yo
eum's day was coining. "You'll see!"
said Ramsey. "The tlme'll come whn
that ole glrl'll wish she'd moved out o'
this town before she ever got appointed
monitor of our chiss I Just you wait 1"
They waited, but conditions sppeared
to remain unfavorable Indefinitely.
I'erhaps the great opportunity might
have arrived If Ramsey had been able
to achieve a startling Importance In
any of the "various divergent yet
parallel Hues of school endeavor" one
of the phrases by means of which
teachers and principal clogged the
minds of their unarmed auditors. But
though be wss far from being the
dumb driven beast of misfortune that
he seemed In the schoolroom, and, In
fact, lived a double life, exhibiting In
his out of school hours a remarkable
example of "secondary personality"
a creature fearing nothing and capable
of laughter; blue eyed, fairly robust,
and anything but dumb he was never
theless without endowment or attain
ment great enough to get him distinc
tion. He "tried for" the high-school
eleven, and "tried for" the nine, but
the eiTts were not long In elimi
nating him from either of these com
petitions, snd he hHd to content him
self with cheering Instead of getting
cheered. He was by no manner of
menns athletic, or enough of anything
else, to put IKra Yocum In her place,
nnd so he and the great opportunity
were still waiting In Muy, at the end
of the second year of high school,
when the clnsa, now the "10 A," revert
ed to an old fashion and decided to
entertain Itself with a woodland pic
nic. They gathered upon the sandy banks
of a creek lu the blue shade uf big,
patchy-harked sycamores, with a danc
ing sky on top of everything and gold
dust stwlnkle over the wster. Hither,
the napkin-covered baskets were
brought from the wagons and assem
bled In the shsde, where they ap
peared as an attractive little meadow
of white napery, and gave both sur
prise and pleasure to communities of
snts snd to other original settlers of
the neighborhood.
From this nucleus or headquarters
of the picnic, vsrlous expeditious set
forth up and down the creek and
through the woods that bordered It
Two envied boy fishermen estsbltshed
themselves upon a bank up-stream,
with books and lines thoughtfully
brought with them, and poles which
they fashioned from young saplings.
They took mussels from the shallows,
for halt, snd having gone to all thia
trouble, declined to share with friends
less energetic and provident the per
quisites and pleasures secured to
themselves.
Albert I'axton waa one person
who proved bis enterprise. Having vis
ited the sMt some duys before, he had
hired for bis exclusive use throughout
the duration of the picnic an old row
boat belonging to a shanty squatter;
It was the only rowhoat within a mile
or two aud Albert had his own uses
for It Albert was the class lover sud,
after first taking the three chaperon
teachers "out for a row," an excursion
concluded In about ten minutes, be dis
embarked them; Hurtle I'lews stepped
into the boat, a pocket camera In one
band,a tenuis racket In the other; aud
the two spent the rest of the day, ex
cept for the luncheon lutervsl, solemn
ly drifting along the banks or ground
ed on a shoal. Now and then Albert
would raw a few strokes, aud at al
most any time when the populated
shore glanced toward them, Kadis
would be area photographing Albert,
or Albert would be seen photograph
ing Hadle, but the tennis racket re
ilialne. an . enigma. Tbey were, six
teen, nnd' hsd "been "engaged" more
thnn two years.
On the borders of the little meadow
of baskets there hsd been deposited
two black shapes, which remained un
disturbed throughout the day, a closed
guitar case and a cloned mandolin
esse, no doubt containing each Ita
proir Instrument. So far as any as
of these went they seemed to be of the
same leisure class to which Sadie's
tetiiil racket belonged, for when one
of the teachers suggested music, the
musicians pryved shy. Wesley Ben
der said they hadn't learned to play
anything much and, besides, he had a
couple o' broken strings he didn't know
aa he coiJd fix up; and Ramsey aald
he guessed It seemed kind o' too hot t
play much. Joining friends, they or
ganized a contest In marksmanship,
the target being a floating can which
they assailed with pebbles; and after
' that they "sMpped" fist stones npoa
the surface of the Water, then went U
Join a gronp gsthered abnnt Wtllla
I'arker and Heinle Krusetiieyer.
No fish had been caught, a lark of
luck crossly attributed by the fisher
men to the noise made by constant ad
vice on the part of their attendant
gallery. Messrs. Mllhollund. Render,
and the other rock throwers came up
shouting, snd were III received.
"For hesven's sokes." Heinle Knise
meyer demanded, "can't you shut opt
Here we Just first got the girls to keep
their mouths shut a minute and I al
most hnd a big pickerel or something
on my hook, and here you got to up
snd yell so he chases himself sway I
"For Heaven's Sakes," Hsinle Krusa
mever Demanded, "Cant You Shut
Upr
Why can't nohody show a little
sometimes when they'd ought tot A
fish isn't goln' to bite when he can't
even hear himself think I Anybody
ought to know that much."
Rut the nw arrivals hooted. "Elsh!"
Ramsey vociferated. "I'll het a hun
dred dollars there hasn't been even a
mluny in this creek for the last sixty
yeurs !"
"There is, too!" said Heinle, bitter
ly. "Rut I wouldn't be surprised there
wouldn't be no longer If you got to
keep np this noise. If you'd shut up
Just a minute you could see yourself
there's fish here."
Ramsey leaned forth over the edge
of the overhanging bank, a dirt preci
pice five feet above the water, and
I icered Into the Indeterminable depths
below. The pool had been stirred,
partly by the Inexpert pokings of the
fishermen and partly by small clods
and bits of dirt dislodged from sbove
by the feet of the audience. The wa
ter, consequently, was but brownly
translucent and revealed Its secrets re
lurlantly; nevertheless certain dim lit
tle shupes had been observed to move
within It. and were still there. Ram
sey failed to see them St first
"Where's any ole flsbr he Inquired,
scornfully.
"Look !" whispered the girl who
stood nearest to Ramsey. She point
ed. "There's one. Right down there
by Willis' hook. Don't you see hlmr
Ramaey was Impressed enough to
whisper. "Is there? I don't see him.
I can't"
The girl came closet to him and. the
better to show him. lesned out over
the edge of the hank and. for safety In
maintaining her balance, rested her
left hand upon his shoulder while she
pointed with her right Thereupon
something happened to Ramsey. Thia
touch upon his shoulder wss almost
nothing, and Hie had never taken tha
slightest Interest In Mills Rust (to
w hom that smull wsnu hand belonged),
though she was the class beauty, and
long established In the office. Now, all
at once, s peculiar and heretofore en
tirely unfamiliar seusutton suddenly
became Important In the upper part of
his chest, for a moment he held his
breutli, an luvoluntsry action he
seemed to be standing lu a shower of
flowers.
"Don't you see It. Hauiseyr Mills
whlsiM-red. "It's a greut big one.
Why, It must be long as as your
shoe I 1-ookP
Ramsey saw nothing but the thick
round curl on Mllla's shoulder. That
curl was shot with dazzling libera of
sunshine. He seemed to be trembling.
"I don't see It" he murmured husk
ily, afraid that she might remove bar
band. "1 can't see auy fish, Mllla."
She leu ned further out over the
bank. "Why, there, goosle I" aba whls
pered. "Right there."
"1 can't see It
She leaned still further, beodlag
down to polut "Why. right th "
(To b eonttaaed)
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