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THE CHAPTER III—Rae meets his sweet heart and Capt. Glrnway of the soldiers who is in love with her and has pro tected her and her family. The soldier notifies Rae to be ready to move in the morning. CHAPTER IV—Prudence telis Rae of her intention not to go to the promised land with the Mormons. She tells him of Joseph Smith's proposal of polygamous marriage to her, and her loss of belief in his teaching's. CHAPTER V—Last of the Mormons leave Nauvoo. Rae parts with his sweet heart. Soldiers drown Rae's father at the ferry landing. Rae hears of it after the crossing. CHAPTER VI—Rae's mother dies on the march, and he Joins the Sons of Dan. CHAPTER VII—The saints pass the winter at Council Bluffs. Brigham Young preaches the doctrine of plural mar riages to Rae, who is ordained an elder. CHAPTER VIII—The march to the promised land is begun through Nebraska. CHAPTER IX—Miracles occur on the march. The saints arrive at Fort Lara •mie. CHAPTER X—From the tops of the mountains the saints view their promised land. CHAPTER XI—Rae witnesses a second miracle. He meets Mara Cavan. who falls In love with him. CHAPTER XII—A failure of crops re sults in famine and the saints are threat ened with extermination by hunger. Gold In California brings Gentiles to the new Zion. Rae returns to the Missouri to act as guide for another party of the saints. He hears of the marriage of Prudence, to whom he had remained faithful, to Capt. Girnway. CHAPTER XIII—Rae, back at Salt Lake, leads in a movement for the re pentance of the people. Chilled from standing In the river to oiler baptism to the repentants he is cared for by Mara Cavan, now fifth wife of Elder Pixley. He embraces her and they confess their love. Brigham proclaims the doctrine of blood atonement CHAPTER XIV—Mara, fifth wife of Elder Pixley, suffers "blood atonement" for her love of Joel Rae. Rae goes to the southern settlements to live and preach. CHAPTER XV—Gentile Immigrants are surrounded by Mormons and Indians at Mountain Meadows. Rae objects to the carrying out of orders for their massacre. CHAPTER XVI—Gentile immigrants murdered at Mountain Meadows. Rae rescues two children, a little boy and girl, and recognizes in the murdered mother of the girl his sweetheart, Prudence. Rae took a blood-stained Bible he had given her years before from her. He sent the rescued boy to a church institution and took the girl with him. CHAPTER XVII—Rae responds to the call for soldiers to fight the invading army of the United States. Is made a major and sent to defend Echo canyon and remains there through the winter. CHAPTER XVIII—Army of Gen. John ston enters Salt Lake City, and Rae goes back to the southern settlements. CHAPTER XIX—Rae seeks death as punishment for his sins in the desert. CHAPTER XX—Rae sees a vision In the desert CHAPTER XXI—Rae returns to. the settlement and determines to chasten himself by living his life of torment He goes to Salt Lake and takes a crippled woman for a wife. On the way home he takes another wife, an insane woman. CHAPTER XXII—He has Prudence brought to his home. CHAPTER XXIII—Rae falls In love with his wife, Martha, and divorces her to further chasten himself. He takes an other wife. CHAPTER XXIV—Rae prepares for the end of the world which has been prophe sied. Bishop Wright proposes to take an other wife and selects Prudence, now 14 years old. Rae refuses. CHAPTER XXV—Prudence, new grown to young womanhood, visits Salt Lake City and witnesses the festivities of the world and meets Brigham Young. CHAPTER XXVI—Brigham proposes marriage to Prudence. CHAPTER XXVII—A stranger arrives at Rae's home after finding Prudence In the woods. CHAPTER XXVIII—The stranger tells his story of the Mountain Meadow massa cre in the presence of Prudence and Rae, and tells It for a purpose. He proves to be the boy rescued by Rae, and who aft erwards escaped from the men ordered to kill him. CHAPTER XXIX—Follett tells Rae he is going to kill him, and Insists he must tell Prudence who she Is. Rae begs for yet a little while with her and Follett relents. CHAPTER XXX—Love making of Fol lett and Prudence progresses. CHAPTER XXXI—Prudence tries to convert Follett to Mormonlsm. Village gossips tell Prudence she Is an illegiti mate child, and Follett again insists that Rae shall tell her who she Is. CHAPTER XXXII—More lessons In Mormonlsm, but Follett objects to having more than one wife. CHAPTER XXXIII—Rae has a revela tion concerning the true order of mar riage. He proposes to announce it at the Sunday meeting. CHAPTER XXXIV—Brigham arrives at the settlement, and Prudence runs away. Follett finds her at their old trysting. place. CHAPTER XXXVII. The Gentile Carries Off His Spoil. Half an hour later they heard the Bound of voices and wheels. Follett ONSO or A TALE SYNOPSIS. CHAPTER X—Joel Rae, Lute of the Holy Ghost, returns to Nauvoo to assist In the migration of the remaining Mor-, mons forced to leave by the soldiers of the state. CHAPTER II—Rae has encounter In dark with Luke Wright, who mistook him for one of the soldiers. From him Rae learns of conditions In. the city and gets news of his sweetheart, Prudence Corson. THE OLD WEST Q-£r HabhylconWilsonr^ssas, copy/MGMr /&oa eyZ.onv/?oP Pui^/sHM^GDMpmiv' looked up and saw a light wagon with four men In it driving into the meadows from the south. The driver was Seth Wright the man beside him he knew to be Bishop Snow, the one they called the Entablature of Truth. The two others he had seen in Amalon, but he did not know their names. He got up and went forward when the wagon stopped, leaning casually on the wheel. "He's already dead, but you can help me bury him as soon as I get my wife out of the way around that oak bush—I see you've brought along a spade." The men in the wagon looked at each other, and then climbed slowly out. "Now who could 'a' left that there spade in the wagon?" began the Wild Ram of the Mountains, a look of per plexity clouding his ingenious face. The Entablature of Truth was less disposed for idle talk. "Who did you say you'd get out of the way, young man?" "My wife, Mrs. Ruel Follett." "Meaning Prudence Rae?" "Meaning her that was Prudence Rae." "Oh!" The ruddy-faced bishop scanned the, horizon with a dreamy, speculative eye, turning at length to. his compan ions. "We better get to this burying," he said. "Wait a minute," said Follett. They saw him go to Prudence, raise her from the ground, put a saddle blanket over his arm, and lead her slowly up the road around a turn that took them beyond a clump of the oak brush. "It won't do!" said Wright, with a meaning glance at Entablature of Trutti, quite as if he hid divined his thought. "I'd like to know why not?" retorted this good man, aggressively. "Because times has cnanged this ain't '57." "It'll almost do itself," insisted Snow. "What say, Glines?" and he turned to. one of the others. "Looks all right," answered the man addressed. "By heck! but that's a pu.rty saddle lie carries!" "What say,-Taggart?" "For God's sake, no, Bishop! No— I got enough dead faces looking at me now from this place. I'm ha'nted into hell a'ready, like he said he was yisterday. By God! I sometimes think I'll have my ears busted and my eyes put out to git away from the .bloody things!" "Ho! Scared, are you? Well, I'll do it myself. You don't need to help." "Better let well, enough alone, Brother Warren!" interposed Wright. "But it ain't well enough! Think of that girl going to a low cuss of a Gen tile when Brigham wants her. Why, think of letting such a critter get away, even if Brigham ,didn't want her!" "You know they got Brother Brig ham under indictment for murder now, account of that Aiken party." "What of it? He'll get off." "That he will, but it's because h's Brigham. You ain't. You're just a south country bishop. Don't you know he'd throw you to the Gentile courts as a sop quicker'n a wink if he got a chance—just like he'll do with old John D. Lee the minute George A. peters out so th&t the chain will be broke between Lee and Brigham?" "And maybe this cuss has got friends," suggested Glines. "Who'd know but the girl?" Snow insisted. 'And Brother Brigham would fix her all right. Is the housliold of faith to be spoiled?" "Well, they got a railroad running through it now," said Wright, "and a telegraph, and a lot of soldiers. So don't you count on me, Brother Snow, at any stage of it now or afterwards. I got a pretty sizable family that would hate to lose me. Look out. Here he comes." Follett now came up, speaking in a cheerful manner that nevertheless chilled even the enthusiasm of the good Bishow Snow. "Now, gentlemen, just by way of friendly advice to you—like a? not I'll be stepping in front of some of you In the next hour. But it isn't going to worry me any, and I'll tell you why. I'd feel awful sad for you all if anything was to happen to me—if the Injuns got me, or I was took bad with a chill, or a jack-rabbit crept up and bit me to death, or anything. You see, there's a train of 25 big J. Mur phy wagons will be along here over the San Brnardino trail. They are coming out of their way, almost any time now, on purpose to pick me up. Fact is, my ears have been pricking up all morning to hear the old bull whips crack. There were 31 men in the train when they went down, and there may be more coming back.. It'a a train of Ezra Calkins, my adopted father. You see, they know I've been here on special business, and I sent word the other day I was about due to finish it, and they wasn't to go through coming back without me. Well that bull outfit will stop for me—and they'll get me or get pay for me. That'B V.v tneir orders. And It Isn't a'train or women and babies, either. They're such an outrageous rough lot, quick-tem pered and all that, that they wouldn't believe the truth that I had an acci dent—not if you swore it on a stack of Mormon bibles topped off by the life of Joe Smith. They'd go right out and make Amalon look like a whole cavayard of razor-hoofed buffaloes had raced back and forth over it. And the rest of the 2,000 men on Ezra Calk ins' pay roll would come hanging around pestering you all with Win eiSwsters. They'd make you scratch gravel, sure! "Now, let's get to work. I see you'll be awful careful and terider with me. I'll bet I don't get even a sprained ankle. You folks get him, and I'll show you where he said the place was." Two hours later Follett came run ning back to where Prudence lay on the saddle blanket in the warm morn ing sun. "The wagon train is coming—hear the whips? Now, look here, why don!t we go right on with it, in one of the big wagons? They're coming back light, and we can have a J. Murphy that is bigger than a whole lot of houses in this country. You don't want to go back there, do you?" She shook her head. "No it would hurt me to see it now. I should be expecting to see him at every turn. Oh, I couldn't stand that—poor sorry little father!" "Well, then, leave it all leave the place to the women, and good rid dance, and come off with me. I'll send one of the boys back with a pack mule for any plunder you want to bring away, and you needn't ever see the place again." She nestled in his arms, feeling in her grief the comfort of his tender ness. "Yes, take me away now." The big whips could be heard plain ly, cracking like rifle shots, and short ly came the creaking and hollow rumbling of the wagons and the cries "Oh! Oh! My Poor Sorry Little Fa ther—He Was So Good to Me!" of the teamsters to their six-mule teams. There were shouts and calls, snatches of song from along the line, then the rattling of harness, and in a cloud of dust the train was beside them, the teamsters sitting with rounded shoulders up under the bowed .covers of the big Wagons. A hail came from the rear of the train, and a bronzed and bearded man in a leather jacket cantered up on a small pony. "Hello, there, Rool! I'm whoopin' glad to see you. He turned to the driver of the fore most wagon. "All right, boys! We'll make a lay by for noon." Follett shook hands with him heart ily, and turned to Prudence. "This is my wife, Lew. Prudence, this is Lew Steffins, our wagon mas ter." "Shoo, now!—you young cub—mar ried? Well, I'm right glad to see Mrs. Rool Follett—and bless your heart, lit tle girl!" "Did you stop back there at the set tlement?" "Yes and they said you'd hit the pike about dark last night, to chase a crazy man. I told them I'd be back with the whackers if I didn't find you. I was afraid some trouble was on, and here you're only married to the sweet est thing that ever—why, she's been crying! Anything wrong?" "No never mind now, anyway. We're going on with you, Lew." "Bully proud to have you. There's that third wagon—" "Could I ride in that?" asked the girl, looking at the big, lumbering con veyance, doubtfully. "It carried 6,000 pounds of freight to Los Angeles, little woman," an swered Steffins, promptly, "and I guess you to heft over 28 or 30 at the outside. I'll have the" box filled in with spruce boughs and a lot of nice bunch grass, and put some comforts over that, and you'll be snug and tidy. You won't starve, either, not while there's meat running." "And, say, Lew, she's got some stuff back at that place. Let the extra hand ride back with a packjack and brirg it on. She'll tell him what to get." "Sure! Tom Callahan can go." "And give us some grub, Lew. I've hardly had a bite since yesterday morning." An hour later, when the train was' nearly ready to start, Follett took his wife to the top of the ridge and showed her, a little way below them, the cedar at the foot of tlie sandstone ledge. He stayed back, thinking sne would wish to be there alone. But when she stood by the new grave she looked up and beckoned to him. "I wanted you by me," she said, as he reached her side. "I never knew how much he was to me. He wasn't big and strong like other men, but now I see that he was very dear and more than I suspected. He was quiet and always so kind—I don't remember that he was ever stern with me once. And though he suffered from some great sorrow and from sickness, he never complained. He wouldn't even admit he was sick, and he always tried to smile in that little way he had, so gentle. Poor, sorry little father!—and yesterday not one of them would be his friend. It broke my heart to see him there so wistful when they turned their backs on him. Poor little man! And see, here's an other grave all grown around with sage and the stones worn smooth but there's the cross he spoke of. It must be some one that he wanted to lie beside. Poor little sorry father! Oh, you will have to be so much to me!" The train was under way again. In the box of the big wagon, on a springy couch of spruce boughs and long bunch grass, Prudence lay at rest, hurt by her grief, yet soothed by her love, her thoughts in a whirl about her. Follett, mounted on Dandy, rode be side her wagon. "Better get some sleep yourself, Rool," urged Steffins. "Can't Lew. I ain't sleepy. I'm too busy thinking about things, and I have to watch out for my little girl there. You can't tell what these cusses might do." "There's 30 of us watching out for her now, young fellow." "There'll be 31 till we get out of this neighborhood, Lew." He lifted up the wagon cover softly a little later, and found that she slept. As they rode on, Steffins questioned him. "Did you make that surround you was going to make, Rool?" "No, Lew, I couldn't. Two of them was already under, and, honest, I couldn't have got the ot^er one. any more than you could have shot your kid that day he up-ended the gravy dish In your lap." "Hell!" r, .. "That's right! I hop§ I never have to kill anyone, Lew, no matter how much I got a right to. I reckon it al ways leaves uneasy feelings in a man's mind." Eight days later a tall, bronzed young man with yellow hair and quick blue eyes, in what an observant Brit ish tourist noted in his jour nal as "the not 'unpicturesque garb of a border ruffian," helped a dazed but very pretty young woman on to the rear platform of the Pullman car attached to the east-bound overland express at Og den. As they lingered on the platform be fore the train started thejv were hailed and loudly ckered, averreu the journal of this same Briton, "by a crowd of the outlaw's companions, at least a score and a half of most disreputa ble-looking wretches, unshaven, rough ly dressed, heavily booted, slouch-hat ted they swung their .hats in a drunk en frenzy), and to this rough ovation the girl, though seemingly a person of some decency, waved her handker chief and smiled repeatedly, though her face had seemed to be sad and there were tears In her eyes at that very moment." At this response from the girl, the journal went on to say, the ruffians had redoubled their drunken pande monium. And as the train pulled away, to the observant tourist's marked relief, the young outlaw on the platform had waved his own hat and shouted as a last niessage to one "Lew," that he "must not let Dandy get gandered up," nor forget "to tie him to grass." Later, as the train Bhrieked its way through Echo canyon, the observant tourist, with his double-visored plaid cap well over his face, pretending to sleep overheard the same person across the aisle say to the girl: "Now we're on our own property at last. For the next 60 hours we'll be riding across our own front yard—and thare ain't any keys and passwords and grips here, either—just a plain Almighty God with no nonsense about Him." Whereupon had been later added to the journal a note to the effect that Americans are not only quite as prone to vaunt and brag and tell big stories as other explorers had asserted, but that in the west they were ready blas phemers. Yet the couple minded not the ob servant tourist, and continued to en large and complicate his views of American life to the very bank of the Missouri. Unwittingly, however, for they knew him not nor saw him nor heard him, being occupied with the matter of themselves. "You'll have to back me up when we get to Springfield," he said to her one late afternoon, when they neared the 6nd of their exciting journey. "I've heard that old Grandpa Corson is mighty peppery. He might take you away from me." Her eyes came In from the brown rolling of the plain outside to light him with their love and then, the lamps having not yet been lighted, the head of grace nestled suddenly on its pillow of brawn with only a tremulous sigh of security for answer. 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