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`W:,,y .:,. f' 'ýaý'ý ..- _ _ý' ýý. atth - Faseel e Aam see ase to eeta semoab we law hmo w.mU -e wti . bae s to wb. e -.ea aspc - ho eass bca qulak ad ch erwat meth weltace tm to sers Jesse t'aeg asm * sbsmate ben hhow eaes his fowToe wttha Rehll . keep A er .8 theihoRy dome eve se ehs atm Itapl i aerwt.s heatu b S - thae stnam o Is Ne w s oreat ts ruhes alssarms ltemas th`Ke Thrlender rea I te esbeo KM.rbs fie[ agt e r Ms we. t wsera.a shT mother It seems e44 e Mm t e ther ye teuli lsose.e auet eersft assU war te ru e w hon mte taA frea.rsae~lestee rthsetas so th ahitsea tat estress wealdpe -t tor strom at theos a th thrae oest ease Jase I. ard ew tbo ba casel eaesM wesses ahars.beseel hes gag eslFortg hi brat. A geed fre wae started. and the Is weres aepeet of te oadsi became qui*k eel eboerfeL A little distance fItm the blase` George saw Fortuee headlng -ve the Inanimate Ryane.. f woo bhatg his face with a wet bindherchi01 After a time Ryanme toymed ovre sad kegt his arms limply serese his toes. It wae the am~ olga ed We he be inhiMftd qihoe the Ids -r sad osodaned her leader -aa t burr red Oeruu. 'Tea an d mb we e wriss. she it seemed eli is him that they OW blwis seeb a nutter c-tact way. It world be emlip whem they bed fIl rn dj~aed themseslrs to the `'enduee that qasedeos would pet horth for iswere. He knelt down at the other sileof0 Ryanne sad mao moed his wrists sad arms. Onese he r-ad eatohiag his breath. "What is It? oh. asked. "A rib moms to bother me. Itil be as right tomorrow." He went on with his mamlpNlatioas. bI be badly hart?" 01 east say." His bawlage or anatomy was not wide; Mi. Ryenases arms sad legs werned suatlaetedly. The treabls was dither In his head or back et his ribs. He pet his arm nader Ryamess sad raised him. Ryaase some wrds. OGeorge beat down to eateb them. 'Hit 'em up is this halt. bays: we's got then goin. Neal GMt OR my head, you tarmer! Two eards. pleas." His isDs. pabad iate what was lateaded hor a smaes. oeerss bid him back ghotly. Seebbal and pkebr: what had this inn al kewsa or mm to Met? sus mo eame between the two msa sad the re, eastlng a iasg -haw athwart them. Geores iseked up and ea- Mahamed stadias elmss by. H4 arms were ebded mad his Abee g-al iaseernat . "aeee yea a blashar aehed O*mWn dumb shaemed gaer as eider. A blaket sad two saddlbags were therws doews beie the amoemses e anu s esrge maa a plIw it the bags sad lid the biakht ever Rsayme. r "Why Go yea wys" year time err I War" shed Nabamed earlenoly. 4 "l weald not t a degs de th war" r he setried "Ue wir bavs let yea de." vesus4 a eamemed. tnrasg inpoa his heel. a aeorg starMe theahskttlly at his wh~ie wemmgie. What did the I "am I Go anything to make yea I mere ea bleoh speakshg to pes 1 "Vmn.Rs Iwab~d~ta "I'm a esighte I wans chale a ttlett . while age~ but the Ire has does away I with that. Theak rem" I "Yea met eat who they bring dea 5 SO&O I "11T try hs." smaling hesely. Tl hobo her ho his arms, thea and I eath ppea ther gWr aad I Us beast's! d f Now a aM e s he art usee a as~hgi ter entb vas lieft threw the ageous wmeds her m e*. r and -teste the mass sad laogast, thea beMidd the whet. b Us wa bod her, A edsL Us had aw eans a vaenu o this beoam s vas almost a seaemeg!elm him s to Ne saar her at meh a m___e_. she @ow her that sheer a shdMel - 'Ye've set lots at plhck." "Days Ir" "Yea. Tee haaeat asked a qeeosai yet." "WoeMl It kgb amy?' "N0o I lo1t s wpp f t weMld. Fee as Mea that we're ae as the way to the home at soe lseSa ." " " 8" g. "It's te sag. sut Is d et use eeold yes In the pletne." "N mese d Is " With a .oo.n.als. that soeb won ar his nnleroasin e dI not speak to her aisets to fee was -ss. later. whes the al3 terser ot the affyr took held at her. Oke wolM he dreafnUa budsty sal weell nel to se- bim neas, to hear isu voice. He forced sese at the bet soup lows Ryea.ws thrkst, wal was gad i! mete that he ruwemsl a Uttls. After that he mpel sheot the etrmnos eap. but was casrtol to wet Ia me inem way. ly1y be took mete at this teee sao that, a01 his satdtafties slow as he esatel the aftermsath a the war. Adl It had tibma Ave of them, sad -ves thea ths result had be*s s ldoskt up to the moneat whea his head had some bhas agaiset the abeam He took a maleaholy pride Ia MW eweasa ear anl hbalreat eye He had always base doubtful rsegar lag his courags; sal mew he knew that r Usrolval hlgermea sesar was as gool a same as myard. Ite cemelboys (the, are called boys an the way trom toe years up to forty). havias bobbled the beasts, were porticalag each a sma huaole at ttbbla or chopped straw a adtitlea to what they might ta hr b alsag. P uay brues. thought Geers. as he walked amous the kaneliag amimale: to @o rye days without food or water, "Fr M1II A o f weI Ma Y. to travel mestlsoagly tame tweaty Lee to emghty aes the iaql Others were tear with the peeashtets. A test. psemmehai Metemein, was be tag ermeti wms a dsd so" o mdse Is betwees th Palms No ems Mermal the tes ats wet eat sumpr !Vy: so aswnsm was artals that the deertdes ad hems .resi abheut by e4 plague er easther. A sealler test was pht " aber. eW he wee ugatml at the dlft at It. It asat a ittle predaq fur the peer srL. Grest Oea how beitees be was, how help leo they an wetel As Iseemssat eletter. *eam esely tmtearpmrsee with a dap, wet es. The Arh, pmsie the bet tsea. Io set mwrelsu r l aai thems mmmins t he u ia ieasegh. They eaed Osmrs witheet manes The war et the alt lsee bad bess an Is 5a sas werk. fr whagh thes had bees Asberaly pall. Whasm he a sest asst Ime Is the Ordest am Wed aies eamenb a rad esasa m, ioepadm "r b q at teaa, was a e stlme m amhry. as he iewed as with mrass. .emweim peseatr war theat wu a tew aek he weas beet eies them .a aIIem with a ass, hepa eag. mop as wevt heak to the IN adt set aws bedie her. Oas"e Yesa Mes why sem a hcaer 4Ms; sies. he s me Is tha he ameu with eamrs ass thwmt o bytesu -rtlgn me ehmes" Ramaet f e te at was set etter dmhtme -y tear *s Nelcts:' hei thes ew e r as teas 9T 96. ºzy. e ~tmeiY~GK~ar~us~.. i.. tOT9I~5 ERLLO4Aq amm? Ai hew algt per wrea.s toitere Rysam? Gergog wak to theat Mter mmems. Ly. how might eher resesseoe Ida naps? U. hws -ee, tor the Wsieme aippw thenght et -rms milomlb est the tmm time. pb apahefty It was trau as M ito hai kaews hiU anN her We The wiaset thtag he eml do was to holai pye.. to a eidetas where he eeia euplai se- parts at the seles eatd be at asap as HE sset "I'm taoe to have asother try at hlm." he sMo. She seonii but withoat say por dealer tethianhm. Georg weastei ver Rpsaae hr th better part oa ta hears bn, eadsy the batteres -d moved. He mae m d lost to a sak. bet tsl thee as sould omss feom h a lips. At iheesi o the hew he epadm his eyes mai maisi. It was musm lb the pits Geerge had mea mes apes the tee of a hoenr who haid neiers to the eastest aoter haftg bees loered half a dosmes mas. * Cam you hear m" ahasi Gargea aimase starei ote his tssc "Ye." thickly. "Where at we?" "Ia the desert." "Whic mem" "Arabta "* Ryasme tied to it up dlma. "Better not try to move. They hemud yeo up at a pest rata Best thina you can do to to so to dleep. Toa'll be al right to the moratls" Rimae makb bask and blew b. Gd him q mauI, Poos e iafl 3e'ou -obsm bwrnM - n dote mesabg be soid to lbutuae. Of 4Y am baesw that sea buoy hhew.3 Of v be hm" bMa for ut era, sarne. HkmvindeUt y asat ow VMS at Umtuau8" Me SMML `You Is ets wa "Ns eider thea I bUl. with lawl. bsainl .atbat to hb tsogtbse the emis at Mu elae-buai. 1I .a, he a sa. Iumoato.emaddahew to pm tbom ON you eat the mu$u Thes sest yen; but r fri sthal G It will he mu m t bmner I aAMi the bled be M gaea I boss wy -sry wll alt ton asst sb aiiui, the .rat d o sat uulty .h. We uhewL. Me uam vety bust. wee It ~ Ioee~bis that Mehd. etas seer. Seiui a peatty sMo; web ea " thi U at of trawl. 'h~. mod Muhmui to hira-b -!w Ur isew Io th Uiles Iut. o W+sd moo, Mr. soama IDual wur ry; I rn oad ditY baulge diame . Me geemi we at bb irodsam oc mad now ft.2 Twhbe desvww bo tmo oat the et/ a~eb weagpi bet beads mm>d bore ad Got muiala ad fla thehu at of the bs eeuledl mm Ys Ito ma WE with a safdral ade ad fa d ~ af ewul Mu. W m lasl fo as back apog the hard clay sad lept.L Usmapeo I the greatest thiag in the world; but for am that, a man moet eat mad a ass mast alep. The cold dew of dawa was the tome that recalledt hm firm the lad of groteeque dreams. He eat up and rubbed hM tas busily with his head, drylag it apes the sleve of his coat. as hasty and as satiefying a teilet as he had ever made. Thre was as ac tivity in amp; evidemtly they wenr sot going to start early. The cook aloee was busy. The se was crack. Itas, the hettle was steamin, ead a pot at pleesset4melias cofee lea"ed rakishly against the hot ashes. The fap to Fortune's teat was still clmed. lad thee was Ryamee, sittlag with hims kaes drawn up ander hiM chia. his heads elasped about his shins, sad glewertag at no visible thins. "Heller" aled Oeorgea "Poed yeurmeIl. eb?" Rymeas eyed him withcut emotion. "When and hew did they get yo?" Oeorge ladnd. "About thee hears before they got you. Bosomeg Ia a glass ot wiane. Dope. I have cleaned them up but for that." * "How do you feel?" "Damaed had, Percival." "Aay hoses brocea?" "No; I'm Just knocked about; sore spot In my side: kicked, maybe. But It isn't that" George dida't ask what "that" was. "Where do you thiak he.a taking us?" "Bagdad, If we do't dlq upeo the way." 1 doet think bell kill us. It wouldat be worth his while." "You did aet give him the rug." "Not II" "It comes hard, Jones. I hasw, but your giviag it up will *ave as both many bad days. He asked yea fee to t "He did." "Thee why the de ll dida't yos give It to himT What' a theuassed puends against this meddle?" "Per the simple waksum I Adit have it to give up." "What' that?" "When I west up to my rosa, aight before last. seme one had bees there ahead of me. Aad at Arat I hd glyv ea you the credit." said Gearwe, with admirable treakoms. -a-a-- , it I. u~aa' WM 7 Ae~ Mere Abs~ e Ru~ Tb... I New Wbev. k ~ "Great Thrt wmr m .St msa thea m in Ib 31ami wiss "O a Sr.b w. me lm. Itwms a VuhL" -'mr me hes' It If him~ a. me s bm a h Sbo 4.4 bb. mP 'kmt we w r at It. V ra m t e I.. m we Nm w sh.. so ~-- , VOe now a" as br.0-u u0 - S.I Goom at a I "And Mahomed will aotify him of our arrivall" bitterly. "Isnt there some way we two might get at Mabome4d" "Perhaps; but it will tabe time. Don't bank apos money. Mahomed wants his head. If the rug . . . But Rynane stopped. He looked be yoad George. his ace full of terror. George turned to -se what had pro' duced this eect. eFortune was eom lag out of her lat. "Fortune My God!" Ryane's legs gave under sad he sank, his face In his hands. "I see It all now! Fool, aooli He's go lag to get me. Jose; he's going to get me through her" CHAPTER XIV. Mahamed Offers Pseedem. Portune had sept, but only after hours 0t watchful tenor. The sllght. eat sound outside the test seat a scream Into her throat, but she auc ceedad each time Is etilins It. Once the evil lagter 01 a hysa came ever her ears, shivering. Alosel She laid her bead span the wadded saddlebags and wept ellestly, and ewry sob tore at her heart. She must keep up the farce 01 being brave whes she ne** that she wan't. The men must sot be disceuraged. Her deportment would characterise theirs; say sign 01 weakness upoe her side would car respaudingly depress them the more. She prayed to God to give her the strength to hold out. She was afraId of Mahomed; she was afraid 01 his grim smile, afraid of his mckciss eyes; she could not spouge cat the scene wherein he had so gratuitously kicked Horace In the side. Horace! No. she did not believe that she would ever forgive him for this web which he had spun and fallen Into himself Two things she must hide for the sake of them all: her fear 0t Mabom. ed and her knowledge of Rynane's trickery. What pert to this tragedy had the Arab assigned her? Her fagers twined and untwlned. Mad she rocked and rocked, hit br itps, lay down, eat up and rockesd again. But for the en heastlos, but for the inelstsat call of nature, she would never have closed her eyes that night. And her mother! What weuld her mother believe, after the seems that had takes place between them? What could she believe, save that her daugh. ter had futalled her threat. and run away? And upos this mot unreas. aMe suppesities her mother would make an attempt to Sad out what had Meesm. of her. Fwahes w wasd be glai. -lad be he y of her ad har guesdsm him!l W.4 *.l i al. uws hem adms The emly a, of ummsdas he all mu the vNmes. of James. ls hM, sdslv.y that h ea usd sobmi abmi hetue.mb her mlMabie., but ael boue-M hby sd Ryrnsa " t blaare O.siis. "Ost 3M her a s. ys Onths. Me muti ho~a" "TN ba't emlwiamsd. q i Uh ass -isl. "l bems. I Ws. Oeuu~s imsa wrM iy. Ibla -ý us h bye ýýs Za .~ at*a as tas be.rnM eyea and turned sied his heat He was sick In soul and body. To have walked blindly Into a trap lk. this, of his own making, teol Fooll What had posseesed him, nemally so keen, to trust the copper-bided devilT All for the sake of one glans eof wimel With an efort entailing so meager pala Ia ble side, he mtilled the strean hlg biccoughs, swung round and tried to smile reassuringly at the girl. "You are better?" she asked. These was in the tone of that ques tios an answer to aD his dreams. O miaht's work had given his his ticket to the land of those weighed and found wanting. She knew; hew much he did not oase; enough to read his gilut. It appeared to George that she was accepting the situation with a philos ophy deeper than either his er Ry. anue's. Not a whimper, not a plaint. not a protest so far had s made. She was a Roland to petticoats. "Oh, I'm bashed up a bit," said Ny anase. "'ll get my lega In a day er so. Fortune. will you answer one Question?" "As many as you lihe." "How did you get here?" "Do't you know?" George was't certain, but the girl's voice was cold and aoousing. "I?" "Yes. Wasn't It the mete that you wrote to mr?" Ryanne took his head in bin hends. wearily. "I wrote you no note, Por tune; I have never writtea you a note of any kind. You do not know my handwriting from Adam's. In God's name, why didn't you ask your mether or your uacle? They would have rec ognlasd the forgery at ones. Who save it,'to you?" "Mahomed himself." "Damna hil" Ryanne grew stroeg under the passing at of rage. "No. do't tell me to be silent. I don'tea re about myself. I'm the kind of a man who pulls through, generally. But this takes the spine out of me. I'm to blame; it's all my fault." "Say mo more about It." She be. tewed him. She really hadn't thought hism capable of seek baseness. though at the tine at her abduction she had been heased to aeons. him. That he was bhes, a peleener Ihe bemau, was esneludve evidene. is far as she was concerned, ot his tnmeoesnee fW she knew him to he responsible Me the presene of Jones; knew him in be culpable of treachery of ths mea. eat order; knew him to he lacsing in geaeroslty and magnanimity inward a man who was practically his besetas tar. "What does Mahamed weant" "Tb. balty rug, hrtuae. And Jenes bee who had it. says that It Is gams." "Vaasuhid. aglarmup-ewlae," -a -ledam oGesa "And Jeoae weald hae lves IS ap." "And a theamal like It. it we emald have bought yeo eat at this." "Jos.s and I eaold haro ma"age" to get sleas." "We eheaMat have mattered." "And weald yea have returned is Mr. Jeaes big theasad peands." "Tea. aad everythlns elms I haver" wIMe baeamil. "Deat worry Say mese aheat the rug, them. I knew whre it il." "Teau" Cried the two es . "Yes. I islae It. I did e4 hilgs is avert this very bear; is ty yea trsms barm." to Geaesg "aas yoe uerm dans a eeastemptle tMls" is Ry. sas. "It teis my seem desup is the big deamesaeg. Aed sew I am gsad that I esli IL." -yas. -o s weakly. aid ouras seabely: "What eau euptlie th st" e. remembered Mabemehd' wards is reged Is S1 sase as the latter by beamabihs so the sat. B3mm.s gisat h le ap ew ailm alfy at edvags, is his ewa advanege, the guaie !r OGerge4 ean at the nsae iw geldVing Fertuse away tam a toge., the dangar at whisk se beew amlhn.s, VOiae a bal. "I bribed MU. bemad is Wlay yea Juas. Det be mapetlest. Tea aughed at am whey I lid bmsre yea the raepelehr at ts aired es aemaes and AdLes tare ompeany. I wished i proves yea that the easmaa sainted. And as here is yew dvesture "pan anggevaL I theaght. at warde, sou as had the e. Nahamesd was w ary Feea is the seaut or a weak, and by that Uim Fea weold hae awrwedard the rn, rotrasad is Cr , the bare at a taflBadgai aivrlae laid what a mmas at It ve mads I basgt, asst is this bars un, abamed sead ma." The huberis eredirn Goems bad or ilae bkm. a lk is is Steis is. sited at bes.m Ms dii sh basses a ward of We amuisig isaiae is. Sie the adals tuseasm at lo tes. meadhie is 3umrdi statemeate ma iss ber r the hassea. "mba ider WIles." was Gearash esel ema k Spease b.readied eier. too as coaeommew whom Pyissepb v ea s.ee+. A phaaw er wbo died rwea ael a tenaas at ftA4*M whS, . we alh es. nassmal hr as uhassagh eabees at M g IeS armr OLD HOME OF 31 EITHOUL Weadefrl Leadseepe Seise Are 1g1 mo" e is Virus by N*otd LaedOs-AD autols and iv ems pelatimes wE b btereateu to that Wick Hoes Na Richaead ores the reeslme at the wrest or. ir Jeews. Reae.s, Ilk.mt ether sobls masines. s the hood, ia the marsotL R to sitete d that woederful rinsee at Rishmeil whomes nee of the meat perfect viewm of marvelous smeauy ia soethera MNo hoad am be obtased. Peests and newt. lots, as well as artlkts, have tried wd desecribe its perfstlees. No wends) the beantylvlng oe of Sir Joshes was attrdetod by the sme. He ewe derod the arehltect. Ur Wiliam Cbamj bere. to beild for him this hoe e the site of a old cottage, which was demolished ia order to make room for the artist's dweleg place. It bea been macb enlarged dese Sir Joshuas Home of Sir Jeshee Reyselds. time. Frem the wtndew of the draw ha seerm he psaited we of Me very few hadeeapes. Aad what a weede r itd view it Is whl* is eemmeanded by the tertesee The beautiful Rv Thames is seas Ue a glams of deeeeedlg through the rich landeeape and eurving reead the feet of the bill. its bans thiokly wooded. Ham Home. the hiaterre seat of the earf of Dysart. Petersham. and Twiebee has are t sbight. and for away n he dim distance rises the round towee ad lordly Wladeor, and on the hit the betuilt of the Uurrey hils. The pet Thompson described this seese 14 his "eeaesee." when the beautiee of "Summer" lnspired his pea: Here let on eweep mte bleemslae oasiesae: nhw the rap tured eye 3ltl he it toatsbu. TAugsas a sad Na tptre to thhater bis thebate Mir 1 Ye i*s armw nowf , and ned w we eneatthe therbestesof h ae a o ee ea to de elbe wa hed -esver Thames fist rrotal es o. 'Hama embewArtag walks," end th matehleme vaee of the l eSt lo Pepe byhi l ee hie deatbeid :W Thempeee wrote, mad wri-e bet he the Missy haunt. Twitnam'sbedr aed Ipers to heaves thae beeise hisfeed, aend thee Juesede t vs mat the ether beauties of the ses a Another leeat writer be to Mld about them Si Waiter Smut in the 'Heart of e dldetthma." ahes tM - duke of Arenl and Jesele Owearq alight from the earriae to eeaeve -e the weedr es hadesap ee. meed not hrte theo grand deseeigtiei painted by the greet writer; bet whom the dahe tan. Jambi that there in nothing ilke in iSedsnd. lieanb re marks oe the See breed of .oere bob adds: aslimeMeat soweeptoinebat the mraio. of Arthur's leat ead the ems ceming in areat them, is at a' thee muek s trues." It wefts sever de for auold leetind" to be hueas. CANT ESCAPE HNIS SADO taU.bmine MUmble le Pum.ater HeM N sa~ WI.e 6. Liaise-A wumnlm~e yi u F uo at the Hess~ room eWat by a 'ems .a whe aippe Or a maum~s agebat mewfrtal H. Mta lb. inmle Ibat ..a main Si, m be mema d ar nrtwt thes. EaasNeatl am-** ta be* pwomeoedv bobei"l "m allb w~e abset wbaiwr (Si want, sibmw (Si Die" at Rmaolq me i ae C~Ovae. He b. main -aw NY asay 11kgs to tbe. bat i~ UI asy (Si.. sat whse (Siq~a taro mu Webedi sat m i dewa S s fbe bimaa '71 r set that I ob whi mallot bit SibU3a "bat ttl -at s N br U, wwe' "The -w t, is be o S In oi hwbeg is. ad psi, u~l be to suit wIbb 1e NEW of ber lb." NU SETIE THAI - Neb~i tat domwy !Ills Ms. We o.«w be ia~ belbmus ama bebe - bb beoa w at t b adtht d at a de Imi beIr b"e at wm 4k"