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- , ... -i ive The King By MARY ROBERTS RINEHART 'oprrllM, IW7, TIM Rldrwar Cunpanr Copyright, UU7, Mry Kobprt It nhart A .. BlgbU II r. cl CHAPTER XV. King Karl. lovo us dearly I "They said King Knrl. Tluv chancellor, WOO Ml beside him In MM royal cnrrlogo, shrugged his shoulder. "They have had little reo 8011 to love, in the post, majesty," hp said hrlefty. Knrl laughed, and watched the crowd, lie Md the chancellor rode ulone, Karl's entourage, a very lie "lest one, following lu another carnage. There was no Military escort, no pomp. It bad been felt UWUM, Karl, paying BtM ibly I visit of sympathy, had conic iinolllchilly. j lie chancellor m.is not so calm as he appeared, lie had lined tie- route from the station td the palace with his men; had prepared for every contin gency so far as he could without call in;: out the guard. As the MHMgO, drawn bf its four chestnut horses, moved slowly along the stroOs, Ins eyes under their overhanging thatch were watching ahead, searching the croud for s.wnptoms of unrest. Anger he saw in plenty, and suspicion. Scowling faces and frown ing hrows. Hut as yet there was no disorder. He sat with folded arms, magnificent in nil uniform hesiile Karl, who wore civilian dress and looked less royal than perhaps he felt. And Karl, too, watched the crowd, feeling its temper ami feigning an in difference he did not feel, olga Los Chek had bVCII right He did not waul trouble. Hon than lhat, he was of uu age now to crave popularity. Many of the measures which had made him lieloved in his own land hud no higher purpose than this, the smiles of the crowd. So he watela d and talked of Indifferent things. "it is ten years since i nave Data here," he observed, "hut there are few changes." "Wl have luiilt no great buildings," said Meitlkh bluntly. "Wars bave left U8 uo money, majesty, for building! ' That being a closed road, so to speak, Karl tried another. "The crowu prince must be quite a lad," he experimented. "Ha was a babe in urms, then, but frail, I thought." "He Is sturdy now." The chancellor relapsed into watchfulness. "Before 1 see the Princess Hedwlg," Karl mflde another attempt, "It might be well to tell me how she feels about things. I would like to feel that the prospect Ik at least not disagreeable to her." The chancellor was not listening. There was trouble ahead. It had com,, then, after all. He muttered some thing behind his gray mustuche. The horses topped, as the crowd suddc.ly closed in front of them. "Drive on!" he said angrily, and the coachman touched ids whip to the horses. Hut they only reared, to he grasped at the bridles by hostile hands ahead. Karl half rose from his seat. "Sit still, majesty," said the chancel lor. "It Is the students. They will talk, that is all." Hut it came perilously near to be ing a riot. Led by some students, pushed by others, the crowd sur rounded the two carriages, first mut tering, then yelling. A stone was hurbd, ii ml struck one of the horses. Another dented the body of the car riage its, If. A man with a handker chief tied over the lower half of Ills face mounted the shoulders of two companions, and harangued the crowd. They w a Tiled no friendship with Kar nia. Were they to lose their national existence- He exhorted them madly through the handkerchief. A hahtl of A Babel of Nolee, of Swinging Back and Forth. Long L Vy 'BS. T I noise, of swinging bock and forth, of mounted police pushing through to surround the cnrrlnge, of cries ami the dentinal I tic voices of the student de'ingoguos. Then nt Inst n semblance oi order, low muttering, an escort of police with drawn revolvers around the carriage, and It moved abend. Through It all the chancellor had snt with folded arms. Only bis livid face told of his fury. Karl, too, hail sat Im passive, picking nt his small mustache. Hut, ns the carriage moved on, he sold: "A few moments ago I observed that there had been few chances. Hut there has been, I perceive, ufler all, a great ch;ini;o." "One cannot Judge the many by the few, tnnjesty." Hut Karl otdy raised his eyebrows. In his rooms, removing the dust of his Journey, broken by the automobile trip across ,he mountains where the two railroads would some day meet, Karl (adjected "n situation. A dual monarchy, one portion of it res, loss and revolutionary, was less desirable than the present pence nnd prosperity of Karnia. And unrest was contagious. He ml -lit find himself in n dillicult position. lie glanced about his rooms. In one of them PrtBce Hubert had met his dcalh. It was well enough for Mett llch to say the few could not speuk for the many. It took hut one man to do a murder, Karl reflected grimly. Hut when he arrived for tea In Ihe archduchess' white drawing room he was urbane and smiling, lb' biased ilie hand of the archduchess and bent over Hodwlg's with a Hash uf white teeth. Then he saw Olga Loschek, and his smile stiffened. The countess came forward, curtsied, aud as be extended his hand to her, touched it lightly with her lips. They were ipilte cold. For just uu Instant their eyes met. It was. on the surface, an amiuble and quiet tea party. Hedwlg had taken uii her position by a window, ajid was conspicuously sileflt. Hehind her were the soft ring of silver against chinn, the countess' guy tones, Karl's j suave ones, assuming gravity, as lie j inquired as to his majesty's health ; j the Archduchess Annunciata pretend-; Ug I solicitude she did Dot feel. And all forced, all artificial. "Grandmother," Hedwlg whispered from her window to the austere old bronze tigure in the pluce, "was it like tills with you, at first? Did you 1 shiver when he touched your hand? And doesn't it matter, after a year?" "Very feeble," said Ihe archduchess' voice, behind her, "but so binve a i lesson to us all." "He bei htd a long and conspicuous career," Karl observed. "It is sad, but we must all come to it. I hope he will be able to sevj me." "Hedwlg!" said her mother, sharp ly, "your tea Is getting cold." Hedwlg turned toward the room. Ustlessneea gave her an added dignity, a new charm. Karl's eyes gamed us he watched her. Even her coldness appealed to him. He had u feeling that the coldness was only I young girl's armor, that under it w as a deep- I ly passionate woman. The thought of I seeing her come to deep, vibrant life 0 his arms thrilled him. When he carried her ten to her. he bent over her. "I'lease!" he said. "Try to like me. I" "I'm sorry," Hedwlg said quickly. "Mother has forgotten the lemon." Karl Mailed and, shrugging his shoulders, retched the lemon. "Bight, now?" be inquired. "And aren't we going to have a talk togeiher?" "If you wish it, I dare say we shall." "Majesty," said Hilda, frowning Into her teacup, "I see a marriage for you." She ignored tier mother'u scowl, and tilted her cup to examine it. "A marriage!" Karl Joined Bar, and peered with mock anxiety at the ten grounds. "Strange that my fate should he confined in so small a com pass! a happy marriage! Which am IV" "The Ion,- yellow leaf. Yes, it looks happy, Hut you may be rather shocked when I tell you." "Shocked?" "I thin!.,'' said Hilda, grinning, "that you are gatag to marry me." "Delightful r "And we are going to have " "Hilda!" cried the archduchess fret fully, "Ho stup that nouscn-e and lot us talk. 1 was trying to recall, this morning," she said to Karl, "when you last visited us." She kuew it quite well, but aha preferred having Karl think she had forgotten. "It was, I believe, just hefore Hubert " "Yes," said Karl gruvely, "Just be fore." " it to w as a baby theji." "A very small child. I remember that I was afraid to handle him." "lie is a curious hoy, old beyond his yean, Bather a little nrlx, l think. He has an Ikigllsh governess, and she has made liliu quite a little woman." Kurl laughed, but Hedwlg Hushed. "lb' is no i that sort at all," she de clared stoutly. "He Is lonely uud aud ralher pathetic. The trutli is thut uo one really cares for him. except " "Except Captain Lnrisch !" said the archduchess smoothly. "You and he, Iledwig, have done your best by him, surely." The bit of byplay was not lost on Karl the sudden stiffening of Hed wlg's back, olga's narrowed eyes. Olga bud been right, then. Trust her for kuowiug facts when they were dis agreeable. His eyes became set aud watchful, hard, too, had any noticed. There were ways to deal with such a situallou, of course. They were giv ing him this girl to secure their own safety, and she knew it. Had he not been so mad about her he might have pitied her, but he felt no pity, only a deep aud resentful determination to get rid of .Nikky, and then to warm her by his own Are. He might have to break her first. After that manner had mnny queens of Knrnln come to the throne. He smiled behind his small mustache. When tea was almost over, the crown prince was announced. He came In, rather nervously, with his hands thrust In his trousers pockets. He was very shiny with soap and water and his hair was still damp from parting. In his tnllless black Jacket, his long gray trousers, and his round Kton collar, he looked like a very anxious little schoolboy, and not royal at all. (licit logs over, and having re quested that bis tea be half milk, with four lumps of sugar, hp carried his cup over beside Hedwlg. and snt down on a chnlr. Followed a short silence, with the archduchess busy with the ten things, Olgn Loschek watching Karl, and Karl Intently surveying the crown prince. Ferdinand William OttO, who disliked a silence, broke It first. "I've Just taken off my winter flan nels," he observed. "I feel very smooth and nice underneath." Hilda giggled, but Hedwlg reached aver and stroked his arm. "Of course you do," she sold gently. ".Vlkky," continued Prince William Otto, stirring his tea, "does not wear any flannels. Miss Rralthwalte thinks he Is very careless." King Karl's eyes gleamed with nmtteetneSt. II saw the infuriated face of the archduchess, and bent toward the crown prince with earnest ness. "As a matter of fact," hp said, "since you have mentioned the sub ject, I do not wear any either. Your 'Nikky' nnd I seem most surprisingly to have the same tastes about various things." "Da you like dogs?" inquired the crown prince, much interested. "Hogs ! Why, yes. I have quite a number of dogs." "I should think It would be nicer to have just one dog, nnd be very fond of It. Hut I suppose they would cat a great deal. Do yon believe In love at first sight?" "Otto!' said the archduchess, ex- I Irenielv shocked. He turned to her upologeticnlly, was only trying to Hnd out how many thing! he and Nlklcy agreed about, " lie explained. "Nikky hclicv s in love ut first sight. He says it is the only leal kind of love, because love isn't a thing you think out. You only feel it" The archduchess met Karl's eyes. "Ymi see!" she said. "Hut it is sound doctrine," Knrl ob served, bending forward and with a slanting glance at Hedwlg. "I quite agree with him again. And this friend of yours, he thinks love is the only thing in the world, I dure say?" "Well, he thinks a great deul of it. But he says that love of country comes first, before anything else." The archduchess glanced at Hedwlg furiously. The girl had closed het eyes, und was sitting detached and pale. She would have liked to box her I ears. Kali was no fool, and there was talk enough. He would hear it, of (nurse. "Tell us about your pilgrimage, Otto," she suggested. "Well. I went," said the crown prince reflectively. "We walked a long time, nnd It was very warm. I have QBite a large blister, and the arch bishop had to take his -hoes oil' and walk in his stockings, because his feet hurl. No one saw. It was on a coun try lane. But I'm afraid It didn't do very much good." He drew a long breath. ".No?" Kurl inquired. Suddenly ihe boy s chin quivered. He was terribly ufrald he was going to cry. and took a large sip of tea, which cleared his voice. "My grandfather U not any better," he aakL "Perhaps some one else should have gone. I am not very good." he explained to Kurl. "it ought to be u very good person. He Is very sick." "I'erhaps," suggested Karl mocking ly, with a glance at Hedwlg, "they should have ami this 'Xikky' of yours." Annunciata stirred restlessly. She '" '1 ti'is talk of Nikky lu I execrable taste. I ' ile Is not particularly good." "oh. so ha Is not particularly I good?" "Well, he thinks lie isn't. He says ! he doe-n'i lind it easy to love his j country more than anything in the ivorhL for one thine. And lie smokes I great many cigarettes." "Another taste in common!" jeered Karl. in his smooth, curefully ironic i:es. Annunciata was in the last stages of irritation. There was no mistaking the sneer in Karl's voice. Ills smile was forced. She guessed thut he hud bawd oi Nikky Lariseli before, ihal. Indeed, he knew probably more than Hie did. Just what, Bha wonder, d. was IfcaM to know V A great deal, if na could judge by Hedwigs face. "I hope you are working hard at your lessons, utto," she said, lu the sewiv tune which otto had learned that most people use when they refer to lesson. "I'm afraid I'm not doing very well, Tiiute. But I've learned the '(Jettys burg address.' Sm I sy it?" "Heavens, uo!" aha protested. She had not the faintest idea what the "Gettysburg address" was. She suspected Mr. Gludstoue. The countess bad relapsed into si 1 once. A little back (ran the family circle, she had watched the whole scene stonily, uud knowing Karl as only a woman who loves sluccrely uud long can kuow a muu, she knew the inner workings of hla mind. She saw auger tu the very turu jut his head anfl set of hla Jaw. Hot she saw more, ' Jealonay, and was herself half mad with It Slip knew him well. She Nid her self, for years, held him IgJ holding herself denr. by the very dlUculty of attaining her. And now this indiffer ent, white-faced girl, who might he his. Indeed, for the taking, but who would offer or promise no love, was rousing him to the Instinct of posses sion by her very Indifference. He hnd told her the truth, that night In the mountain Irn. It was Hedwlg he wanted, Hed lg herself, her heart, all of her. And, If she knew Karl, he would move heaven and earth to get ihe thing he wanted. She surveyed the group. How little they knew what was In store for them! She, Olga Loschek, by the lifting of a finger, could turn their smug superi ority Into tears and despair, couM ruin them mid send them flying for shelter to the very ends of the earth. Hut when she looked at the little crown prince, legs dangling, es'ing his thin bread and butter as only I hun gry small boy can eat, she shivered. Hy what means must she do nil this I Hy what unspeakable means ! Karl saw the king that evening, a short visit marked hy extreme formal ity, and, on the king's part, hy the keen and frank scrutiny of one who Is near the end and fears nothing hut the final moment. Karl found the meeting depressing and the king's eyes disconcerting. "It will not be easy going for Otto," said the king, at the end of the short interview. "I should like to feel that his Interests will be looked after, not only here, but by you and yours. We have a certain element here that is troublesome." And Karl, with Hedwlg in his mind, had promised. "His interests shall be mine, sir," be had said. He had bent over the bed then, and raised the thin hund to his lips. The interview was over. In the anteroom the king's master of the horse, the chaniberluln, nnd a few other gentle men stood waiting, talking together in low tones. But the chancellor, who iiad gone in with Kurl and then re tired, stood by a window, with his arms folded over his chest, and waited. He put resolutely out of his mind the face of the dying man on ids pillows, and thought only of this thing Which he Mettlich had brought about. There was no yielding in his face or in his heart, no doubt of his course. ile saw, instead of the lovers loitering in the place, a new and greater king dam, anarchy held down by an iron hod heel, peace and the fruits there of, until out of very prosperity the people grew fat nnd content. He saw a boy king, carefully taught, growing into Hla responsibilities mull, big with the vision of the country's welfare, he should finally ascend the throne. He saw the river tilled with ships, currying men hnndisc over the world and returning with the wealth of the world. Great buildings, too. lifted their In ids on his horizon, a dream city, with order for disorder. and citizens instead of inhabitants. When at last ha stirred and sighed, It was because his old friend, In his bed in the next room, would see noth ing of nil this, and that he himself could not hope for more than the be ginning, before his time came also. The first large dinner for mouths was given that night nt the palace, to do King Karl all possible honor. The gold service which had been presented to the king by the czar of Kussiu wus useu. The anticipatory gloom of the court wus laid uslde, aud jewels brought from vaults were worn for the first time in mouths. Uniforms of various sorts, but ull gorgeous, touched line shoulders, and cutue away, bear ing white, powdery traces of the meet ing. The greenhouses at the summer palace had been sacked for llowers and plants. The corridor from the greut salon to the dining hull, always a dreary pnssuge, had suddenly become a fairy path of early spring bloom. Bran Annunciuta, hung now witli ropes of pearls, hoc hair dressed high for a tiara of diamonds, her cameos exchanged for pearls, looked royal Proving conclusively that clutter, us to dies-, is entirely a mailer oi value. Mine Braithwaite, who hud begun recently to think a palace the dreariest place in tin' world, and the most com moiiplucc, fouud the preparations rather exciting, Beiug British she dearly loved the urislocrucy, and shrugged her shoulders ut any family which took up less than a page in ihe peerage. She resented deeply the iu i ru-n,n of die commoner Into British politics, and considered Lloyd George uu iipatart uud uu untertopi r, Thai evening she took the crowu pliBee to see UM preparations tor the fasti Titles, The goer en appealed to him, und he usked tor und secured a rose, which lie held carefully. But the ninguihceuce of the table only faintly impressed him, uud when he heard that Xikky would uot be present, he lost interest entirely. "Will ihey wheel my gruudlulher In lu u chuirV he inquired. "lie Is too ill," Miss Bruithwuile suid. "He'll be rather lonely, when they're all at the party. You don't suppose I could go uud sit with him, do you?" "It will be long utter your bed time." Hodflaae being the one rule which was never under and circumstances brokeu, 1 he did not persist. To have Instated might liuve meuut live murks oh in , Miss Braithwaite1! book, uud his rec- j ord wus very good thut week. To gether Ihe elderly English wotuuu uud the boy weut buck 10 the school rooui. The Countess Loschek, who hud dressed with a heavy heart, was easily moat bjmuUful of the wouum that night. A little court paid tribute to her beauty, anil bowed the deeper and Mattered the more as she openly scorned and flouted them. She caught once a flicker of admiration in Karl's face, nnd although her head went high, her heart beat stormlly under it. Hedwlg was like n flower that re quired the sun. Only her sun was happiness. she was in aoft white chiffons, her hair and frock alike girl ish and unpretentious. Her mother. Coming Into bar dressing room, had eyed her with disfavor. "You look like a schoolgirl," she said, and had sent for rouge, and with bat own royal bands applied It. Hed wlg stood silent, and allowed her to have her way without protest. Had submitted, too, to a diamond pin In hpr hair, and a string of hpr mother's pearls. "There," snld Annunelutn, standing off nnd surveying her, "you look less like a baby." She did. Indeed ! It took Hpdwlg quite five minutes to wash the rouge "There," Said Annunciata, "You Look Less Like a Baby." off her face, nnd there was, one might as well confess, a moment when n purt of the crown Jewels of tho kingdom lay in a corner of the room, whence a trembling maid salvaged them, and examined them for damage. (Continued next week.) FINE CHATEAU FOR BLIND Art Dealer Rents Beauty Spot in Bois for Hospital. The Chateau de Madrid, in ihe Bols da Boulogne, for many years one of the best nnd finest restnurants nnd summer resorts of Paris, hns through the generosity of M. Jueques Sellg niun, the art dealer of Paris nnd New York, nnd the suggestion of George Kessler, president of the Brltish-French-Belgian permanent blind relief war fund, been placed nt the services of the blinded soldiers of the allied urmles. The $1",000 a year rent, which M. leHgmaa gaeraataea. win en title the fund to the use of the whole house, with its 100 rooms, und the extensive gardens surrounding It. The whole domain forms one of the most beautiful spots in the Bols. The place hns been rented for three years and will be opened In two weeks. M. Se ligmn n made it a condition that the blinded American soldiers should also be cared for at tho Chateau de Madrid. DISCOVERS "COOTIE" BANE Relief for Soldiers to Result From Professor's Experiment!. Discovery of a chemical solution that will prevent American soldiers In the trenches from becoming infested i wlth "cooties" was announced recently by Provost Edgar Eahr Smith of the rniverslfy of Pennsylvania. Provost Smith presided at a meeting of the c lass secretaries of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni in Philadelphia. In announcing the preventive Pro vost Smith refused to give the name of the university scientist who made the experiments. It Is said, however, that the discovery resulted from a se ries of experiments by the scientist in treating his own person with various chemical solutions until he found one that, used us u wash, acted as a de terring agent and prevented "cooties" from attacking him. While experi menting he maintained a colony of 'cooties" in a receptacle worn on his wrist. GO BAREFOOT, SAYS GERMANY Old and Young Urged to 8ave Leather Even at Church. "Go barefoot this summer and help the fatherland." Is the latest patriotic catchword to be placarded in Germany. "In view of the alarming scarcity of leather, rich and poor alike should dispense with boots and shoes," says an cxpluuatlou of the placurd iu the Hhelnische Westfalische Zeltung of Essen. The old are urged to set an ex ample for the young. "Why not walk on your bare feet this summer?" saya the Zeltung. "Neither old nor young need be ashamed to walk barefoot anywhere at home, in the atreeta, at school or in church." I COOK GETS OFF BOAT IN HURRY "Sub" Gives Him Ten Minutes Two Was Plenty. NO MORE OCEAN FOR HIM "Qwlne Ter Keep Fah, Fan From de Othun fo' Evahmo," Declares Negro Who Was on Schooner Edward H. Cole Which Was Sunk by U Boat Will Do All His Traveling by Train In Future. Donlpl Giro was the negro cook of the schooner Edward H. Cole, which was sent to the bottom by a U-boat off the Jersey coast ; but there'll be no song of sea cooks In the Giro family not If Daniel Giro knows It, and Dan iel's "gwine ter keep fah. fah from de oshun fo' evahmo'." Daniel hns gone to Maine, the home of his ancestors. Not on the ragged coast do Daniel and his family abide. He comes not from a family of tho sen. He comes from n family of cooks nnd has always lived In the Interior. Daniel went to the bnrge office to get his dlschnrge nfter he, with the rest of the crew, had told his story to the United States authorities. He eald to a reporter: "Boss, what nm de bpst way to get to Maine? Mnh folks don' all live dere nnd dey may hnve heard about mah acrldent nnd be worried." "Why, hy way of Boston," was the answer. "Sure, I know dnt ; but what am de best way ter get to Boston?" "Go on one of the Fall Blver boats." "Bowt P And a greenish hue over spread the bronze of the Giro frontis piece. "Did yo' sny bowt, boss? Nevah no bowt. no mo' for muh." The cook gazed reflectively out of the window toward Battery park, where a squad of naval reserve sailors were drilling. A new light came into his eye. Cars for Him. "See dem sailors?" he nsked, "over dere in de pnrk. I'll nevah see sail ors on flip oshun any mo'. Dpm sail ors (ley know sumpfln. Ahm gwlne to Boston same way dey go. I'm gwine in de enhs." "What were you doing when the U-boat hove In sight, Daniel?" "'Twas on n Sunday aft'noon, nhout fo' o'clock, boss, ah was gettln' dinner ready for do crew. I done kill fo' chick ens nnd I was gwine to hnve fried chicken fo' de sallows. De stove In de galley was red hot. An' de enp'u put his face down In the compnnyun way, and sez to muh : 'Yo' done got ten minutes ter leave de bowt.' "De cap's done used to kid me offen : but when I done look up dey was no lie on dat face In do do'. I see de cap'n be ain't kiddin' muh (lis time, an' I (iuin on deck. Saab nttfl'. boss, der wns de U-bowt light off our bow, on' a little rowboat n-comin' for ns. I just don eonldn' herlieve muh eyes, dot's all. I dun run down de ladder quick again and Ah shut my eyes and put muh finger on de red hot stove. "Den Ah know 'twasu't no dream. I run up the compnnyun wny to de deck, nnd den de rowbowt enme 'longslde nnd de enp'n he Jumped on deck, and says to muh in English Just as good as I spoke: 'Yer done got ten minutes ter get off de bowt,' and he held up his ten fingers. "All I want is two, raistah!' Ah done tole him, an' I held up two fin gers. Den de sailors came over de side and dey all bed bomms. Dey tole muh ter go down In the fo-castle nnd get muh duds. I looked nt dem bomms, nnd I don tole 'em Ah hed all de close I needed right dere on de deck. "No, suh. I done get right in de life boat wld de enp'n, nnd de German snllors put de bomms down on de deck two In de front of de schoonah an' two in de back. We was right be- tween de schonnah and de U-bowt. Say, boss, doun let 'em tole yo' dose U-bowts tun little. Dot U-bowt was suah the biggest thing Ah ever saw lu my life. I nevah pulled an oah In mah life. Saw Another Sunk. "We was off de schoonah 'bout five minutes when de bomnjs went off and de schoonah, wit' all her sails up, sailed right to de bottom of de oshun. Den we knowed we wus gwlne ter get it nex', but we Jess kep' pullln' on de oahs. Den we see smoke on de horyzou, and de U-bowt, he seen it, too. Fo' de fust time we felt safe. De U-bowt put right fo' de smoke, an' twenty minutes later, by de eap'n'a watch, we saw de steamer turn up an' go down, Jes like our own schoonah. "We was picked up by a steamah about eight o'clock dat night, an' we was mighty happy when de cap'n done tole us we was bound fo' New York, Den he tole us dey was short of atok ahs. Say, boss, Ah doan nevar shuv vel coal in all mah life, but Ah waa the fust ter volunteer mah servlcea. An' de whole crew follered muh to de stokehole. An' ever' time I don' open de furnace do Ah don see dat U-bowt an' Ah shuvveled coal like coal neb ber was shuvveled befob. "No mo bowt fo' me, boss, I wanna get back to Maine, ter see mah folka pow'fui bad, but not by de bowt, bosa, not by de bowt. Ah wanna go by de cahs. An' Ah nevah want to see no mo' sailors on de sea, nevah mo'. I like da sailors on de land, like dem sailors ovah dere. Dey know eumfln, boeai ' dey kuow suinfln." A .aajBt-ftgafe.