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CHAPTER XX!.
Three Travelers Coma Home.
E*t' Vur<>:ia n.a !•■ slow ;!■<•
fm'-j :-i| r* < ■ • ry. In the \v*•*-•!•: follow
ing O'Reilly’s di-par;:: •* from Cubitus
his :•• I i v. a- steady, hut bey< nd .< e r
tul.i i•<ilnt he sffirs' d u .]’• to fro
Then hr* begun to lo i* s!rii: Mh. I' :<*•
ban !*■> ok** to the fact tl, t he v.'.t lo -
in'; "roU i■ I, nyd hE <1 ir i *;• v. ’ i:< on.
for a 1 :<!i• r fu! thine I:-. 1 come inti
his lift* it! I lit* Spent lilt!' il of ili.S ton*
in d li- loos rti.'i'Mi, li.i'ivc day dr :ttn>
con* in o * it. w a ; . : f< r t!. ■ liou'
vi, a la- utti: 1 dare tmii-'lrtt< th*•*••
liro. i.iin:o r* .I:‘if -. It t asuf'l t( hire
that h<* had ;.!■•>.*■; lov* d Morin**: <•• r
talnl.v hln* I,ml enshrin**-! I;< iin h!
heart Imr: before !.i i to'nd lad r<
in>!?!i*d I: clarity, for in* had < ■ :a* out
of h. tit':rf. its waud* rings w.h hi**
lOV • full pr.-wt*.
The tl! I ;.* enr.tt' finally when I:*' could
no !ki::i r permit the "1:1 to dee* ive
her.' If or him vi*!< her hr., .e a--'.imp
(loti of dicei filin'-;K. JV• ii ; ha ! Just
told hiiu t!u;t he .•! do :!': fuinoii ly,
luil In* smiled autl shook his usury
hr ad.
“I.el’ft !'■* hovt'e'f." he said. “you
Know iti.d I Know that I ca.i’t fioi
wei if
"You ii.u-hn’t he discouraged, ’ nil;
told ’il!.', e.trtit stlv. “1.-ein, rah. rlb i
u tr,*. in;: climate imsl we have no: hire.*
Io tie * ith. 10 a j !i< f un| is w r.-tehed.
l*iti goics; to i d:e yon a ay.”
I-!sf. h;in stroked her hand softly.
“Vet: can’t do that. .Mis' Evans. You
liitv** hceii \ tti.diTi'ul lo r e and I cun’!
begin to i '.[ei s my ai': till: I * —" M
rice : in !. iut la* r. '.lined his ye-:;!
of 1 -i* lingers, - 'in •: (oiirnye front
the i > = .?:>• f to |t** d. “I have been
try!nr: for a lew; time t > tell you some
thin:. Will you listen?”
“W.t now,” she *: claimed, with n
v! ’! V I.- Mine of color. ‘•Don’:
hot her to t II me reo
**l‘\e wailed >oo I must .'-’j enk
Yeti !u*'v vt:sy I <>u In re just to nurse
tne. I ti’t that true?”
X! > :h .Id 1 sm u what doubtfully:
“Now, then, you mu t stop thinking
phot i mo mid —trial.•* your arrange
men i t > go Inline."
Tim. i* was a i io’.n.nf of silence.
•'Yes. You see, I know ,'imv tired you
tire . f iltis misery, tins poverty. this!
tiopi I ss struggle. You’re not n (’uhan
ami i:r cause isn’t \urs. I yp liiiun.-j
joule from the i n I <1 .State t-very now ,
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and tand the y wernmont will se
t? ’ y are put -a. y ala ard the llrsi
.:|. : p l 1 1 t retnrr.s. lil iu:.tiaye to get
I S, H *! v ih V,
Noric.e's ■ '.( *• had reftir; >d. Sli, :
stood over Mie 1 •mi>. k. h ekltv.: dor> *:
;. : dj. “I*i ii;■v r *• I me, vaut Kic
nay u. *re; si. i.J.
Tide 1 an tunu*d his t'r-. 1 eyes away,
ft ; ■ • : he’ray >:s them Ids utter
wre 1 . dn 'S. “Yep have done all th re
is to d*. T want y -i t > *•* hack Into
your n world and ~ rget —"
A sMhh'u imp::!' >< iv.e 1 the girl. She
step; .1 ”.nd sr. ’ln red the sick man Into
her j I'm" stri -u" arms. “lhn’t l*e
silly." she e-ied. "My world is ve’ir
worhl. Msjehau dear. 11l never, never
have you.”
“Miss Evans! Nerine!” Yiiv:;:.
tried feebly to free himself. “You
mustn't—”
KoHpc drew hhn closer. “You’re po
int: to pH me that you nothing
Another Chapter Will Appear Shortly—Watch For It-i-Read It |
cm offer r■..* nofhir>~'. Ymi’re going to
tl < the n* r*>:is n< ole thing. Well! 1
hate "<*ner<ms p< oyle. I’m st lllsh. utter
ly selfish and spoiled, and I don’t prir
jio to he r. hi- 1< f anything I want,
I at of :■! Imy Uappi: . You do lovt
tr.e, don’t you?”
list- ‘ an’.-; cry was eloquent; In
ehisp. j his arms at.out her an<?. rhi* J
held him tier my to her
•’We’re qni' * njod. jr h*‘
told li *r after a while. “Thl.i only
Uiiikss I: harder to give you up.”
“You’n* not going to give no* up and
you’re not going to <!;<>. I sha’n’t let
you. Think what you have to live for."
“I —did wrung to surrender."
“It was I who . ::"endured. Come!
Mu.-.t I any it Jill? Aren't you going t< '
. us 1 - me - ”
“What?”
**\\'ii>’, to marry you, of course.
We’re fining to he marrii *!. and I'm go
ing to ■lake you out <f this miserable
place.”
“What happiness!" he murmured. “If
I were v h— I’.ut I won’t let you
marry J*. dy!:u: man.”
Nor lie ro'c, her fa <> aglow with
ne-.v strength, new <!■:.n unution, “1
brought yi u lno when you were all
hut gone. I caved you after the others
hid given yen up, and now you are
•..he* /. di. w h : - I plesise. You be
long to rim a: •! i .'hn’n’t eonsult you.”
She tvrt.i d, for a figure had dark
one 1 the door; It was one of her Eng
lift]) speaking convalescents who wl
acting us a sort i f orderly.
“Senoritn.” tf*e man said, with n
flash of white teeth, “we have another
sick in:m, and you'd never guess who
It is that: American, El lemonlo —”
“Is lie sick or wounded?” Estebar.
Inquired.
“.shut hy a Spanish bullet. lie asked
at once for our senori'.a.”
"(if ftour'-e. I’d come In an Instant."
When the m •ssenirer laid pone Norin*
hi nt pml pres, ed ii t lips to Esteban's
"lleniemlu r, you’re min * to do with a
I p!e.ase,” she said ; tlu-n she lied down
t!m grassy s-reet.
Itr:im*h w..s w liting at Norlnc’.-
' euarti rs, n s.iiled figure of dejection
| IPs left i in lay in a sling across Ido
! I roast. lie looked up at her approach
| hut she scarcely recognized him, e- i
■ greatly eh n :■ ! vvh in*.
“Hello, Morin**!” l.e cried. “Wei’ :
they got t u .”
Nvirlne juuiserl In astonishment.
1 “Why, Leslie! I was so frightened
lint—you can’t he ! adly hurt.”
"Had cnotuT. : that T,o|>cz sent rm ,
in. A fellow •; t-yl ! ea if he sta;
in the lie'll. .* > l hi :t it.”
“Tl *s your urn: he<*n dressed?”
“Vo. 1 wouldn't id these r .gli-and,
tumble doe urs touch it. They’d nm.pu
late j.; the 'kouhior for u h::n;:n.:il.
don’t i ru.-d ’em.”
“Th';:i HI look at it.”
“it doesn't hurt, really,” ho declared
'lt's di’y a scratch.”
“Then behave your-elf.” Nor!:
for c l ihe patient ln*o a chair j.r*
dr-'w Ids arm if- *n 1 in* sling
' e.■). dc-oito his vvnk resist since. sh<
deftly n C'C.-ed the hund- ge. l-’rou
his evp:v i m she < ’elt sure that s!u
mu t be hurting hi.n, but wh.en th
Injury was expose I she looked up i:
wonderment.
“Leslie!” she ex’hih red. “What J’>
flu* world —”
r.r nc’i struggled with himself, k.f
. Ihe ed l*-*rd. Il: n s;dd: “You car
r.ow wi y ! (M-’n't go to a d-K'tor; 1
did if—sh : myself. You won’t givt
me away?”
N'i :• > seated he“'*’!f weakly: clu
star* •! in l "wilder- ,■ -.*■ at the unl.appj
speaker. “Afr: >-•? v ->n, El D-.:nonio!
W! v. v. ’ ; ■ d :*fr;.h-i of my thing!*
*S: ' I lon ih n't believe all th:.:
'♦ do >■".!? I’m : frnUl of r.iv shadow
a:. I r’v* >ys have hi to. I'm rr>t brave
end mw.r wa . Ti:*y told me I wa
:: in : lo • : nd h scared me so tl*: '
1 t- .*1 to * I things quickly. }
coul ! /: lienr to die slowly, to know
tin.? _ V sd\ in: by * aches. Hu*. I.ord’
lr s*. -' 1 :ie oven worse to go fr.tc
I *:!•*. I was hiind with fright all tin
tilin' r.ml 1 never g>*t over it. Why
the sight ' . :: gun give** me a chill, and
I jump every time one goes off. Lord!
ho\, I’ve suffered ! I went crazy at out
ti-st e: —igement—crazy with f**ar. 3
: ’; k: w where I v:.s, or what hap
oened. or anything. Afterward, when
* * \ ha*led me ns a lo ro, I thought
they were kidding, that everybody
tn.v.st knew how friyuten*' 1 I was
After a time I saw *h:.t 1 d fi ole ! them,
a si! that shunted me. Then—l had tc
keep it vp <*r h'.'gc’ re? ridiculous. But
it to : i iy idiled i.-e ”
It so ! ::ppened that til? presideni
and well-nigh i’:o entire provisional
o:v 'n t v ere in t'r.i :t: s. L 's’ie and
N T ->r!ne ' ent directly to the former. Hi
p- u.p-.'.y s * t for the minister of Ju<*
th-e. oho in turn gal.antly put himself
a; NiT * < di';** .1. In so time the
E 'w s had spread and Here was cW
1 flu xei; m.-T.f through >’.:t the camp
N. ri{M* v s '.M'tween tears a:.*l laughter
wl <■! st-,. ran minting into Esteban's
• i-titi* leaxii g Bmm*li to wait outside.
IHE E\ EMM. CAH i‘AL A Si) MARYLAND GAZETTE, AN AAPOUS, -MARY LAND, iIL RSA.vY. jAAt'AKY 1.
At sight of her Esteban uttered a
low cry of happiness. “Dearest! I’ve
been lying in n stupor of delight. The
world has become bright. 1 h<*ar poo
pi;* laughing. Wlait a change!”
“IN :.r":;nge<l everything! The pros
ider.t and his cabinet are coming tc
witness the ctretruay."
Esteban poised upon his pl’.ow*. his
face *.* a study, “\\ hat have you ar
rangn ?” he managed to inquire.
. “.Sh h!” Murine laid a fmger upon
j his lips. “The guest of the republic is
| to ha married t.'dav."
“Morine! Oh, my dear —’’ quavered
the w'ek man. “1 rsiilt let you do this
mad thing. Think! I'm ready for the
grave-—”
“This will make you well. We're go*
ing away win n the very m xt expedi
tion ur rives.”
“I haven’t the strength to refuse.”
Esteban murmured. “And yet. how
can I leave Cuba? What right have I
to accept happiness and leave Rosa —”
TL; - was a subject which Morine
! dreaded, a question to whic h she knew
no answer. Sh.* was not in a moo 1 to
discuss it, and made no attempt to do
so. Instead, she laid the invalid upon
Ills pillow, saying:
i “Leslie is waiting to wish you Joy
and a quick recovery. May I u k him
in?”
She stepped to the door, only to be
hold her late companion making ed
down the village street in great haste
and evident excitement. Approaching
between the drunken rows of grass
' bills wes a little knot of people. Even
as Morine watched it grew into a cor
i slder: hie crowd, for men and women
j and children came hurrying from their
tasks. There were three figures In tlv
lend, a n • n and two hoys, and they
walked slowly, ploddingly, as if weary
from a long mar h.
“E'tele .i!” Morine cried in n voice
she scarci ly recognized. She retreated
into tie' doorway with one hand upon
her leaping heart. “Esteban! Look!
They’re coining—here! Yes! It’s —it’:
O'Reilly!”
Youtig Yarona struggled from his
hammock. “Rosa!” lie called, loudly
‘ Rosa !”
Then* came n shadow, tli(*n in the
doorway the figure of a man, a tattered
scuroemw of a nu'ii whose feet won
vrr*'}P' ’ 'V’y
: 1 10' Wa
nj? J
It V/as O'Reilly!
’are ard win se brown calves were ex ,
pic ”d Tl.rougii tlapp’ng rags. lli< l.reas
-. as naked where thorns had tried :
stay h.m; his ln-ard. even his hair l
were matted and unkempt, and th*
mud of many trails lay caked upon hi:
garments.
It v. as O’Reilly !
Dumb with amazement, blind wit!
tears. Morine found herself staring up
ward into his face, and heard hitu say
i; ig:
“( told you I would hriug her home.’
r I he next instai’t she lay u;k a hi.-
breast and sobs of* joy were tearing at
her.
The story of Rosa’s rescue onm*
slowlv and in frn: ::.en's. for tin new
of OTti illy's return caused a si n-a
thin, ILs recital v s Interrupted many
times. **.\s an: Per of fact, our pc’-
aw: y was ridiculously easy.” he sif*,].
"for we had In k at every turn —regu-
lar Irish luck. I made Morin ind *
aend": l .: for life, but it wasn’t th;
money, it was .h hot who induced him
to bring r.s char to Turlguano. IP
land 1 us on** ni*.ht, this sale of the
Moron trncha. .Sira e then we've waded
swamps to our arm; Its, we've fought
the jungle end chewed bark—but vve’e
here.” Johnnie heaved a deep sigh ol
relief.
“Whore did you pet the money to
hire school.• rs and corrupt captains?’
Branch inquired.
O'R* Ply hesitated; he lowered his
mice to a whisper. “\Ye found the
Vamna treasure.”
M; rir.e m:ered a cry. “Mot Don Es*
tebru’s tresisure?”
“Exactly. It was in the well when
young-Esteban tol l us it was.”
..Vhn.vie produced from his pocket a
hondful of c< ins.
Branch’s eyes 1 o.lged, he touched a
gold piece rc'pectfu'iy, v.eiglied it care*
fe!i.v. then press**d it to his lips-. He
ruidicil i; against his cheeks anl in his
b.i'.**; he piae-il .c between his teeth
an*3 hit it.
• “!;*s r ;.i!” he cried. “Now it* me
■ loo’; at the jewels.”
i has them. She’s wearing them
| on her hack. Hunched backs nre lucky,
you know; hers i* worth a fortune.”
“Why. this t*aT the ‘Arabian
Nights!’” Marine gasped.
"It bents—” Bram-h paused, then
wagged his head wsrraingly at the girl.
“I don’t bellevg a word of it and you
mustn’t"
Thou Johnnie told the story. When
he had fini-I ed ther* was a long turn
m -n" <;t silence. Then M aine qua*
veris] tremu’iojsly: “j hat boy! That
file- sed j.ny !”
“It’' nil too weirdly improbable."
O'Reilly smiled, “but ask Rn*u “ T
Jacket —the I. iy is bursting to tell
some one. He m arly died be-muse 1;
ou’dn't brag :•!•■..ui it to Captain Mo
rin, mol th**re won’t be any holding
him now. I'm afraid lie'll tip off the
tiev.s about that treauro in spite of all
my warnings. Th *.*■;• jewels are a
temptation; I won't rot easy until
they’re safely locked tip in some gooo
vault. Mow then. I've told you every
thing, but I’m }.-. in g f >r r.ew Tell me
. hour y urs !v.-s, about Esteban. I ex
peeved to find hi.ii v. . .I. Yi'hat ails
film?”
“Oh. Johnnie'” Me rir.e began, “lie’s
very ill. He isn’t getting well. H!l
me, Johnnie! IP In me t> get iom
“Of course I w’ll. YVe'II take him
and Rosa away wl: re the y can forgqt
Cui a am! ail tin* mi.-erv it has caused
them. Well make him well —don’l
worry.”
O'Reilly* saw ll't’e of hN •**•* ’heart
that day. for Morine promptly bore ihf
gir! off to her own ’piarters and ther<
attended to her needs, the most press
ing of which was clothing.
While O'Reilly was similarly en
gaged In making himself pi-centuPle.
he and Bran Hi talked earnestly, with
the result that they repaired later t<
Cenernl Gomez.’ o'Reiliy concluded by
saying:
"I've done wha* T enme to do, sir. but
Miss Yarona is badly shaken by all she
: lias been through. She’s very nervous
.and far from well. Esteban, too, isn’t
recovering.”
Genera! Gomez noddl'd. “Miss Evans
declares he must have a change, and
we have arranged to send him out of
the country. His sister, poor child
should go. too.”
“They should go nt once,” O’R 'illy
said, positively. "That’s why we cam*
to see you. Let us—Branch and me—
take nil three of them to th* United
States.”
“Rut how? llow can you take two
Women and n i* k man— ’’
“We’ll manage somehow,” O'Reilly
i 1 '(hired. "It isn’t far across to the
Bahama Banks. I’ll agree to com*
back if you so desire.”
Gomez shook his white head. “Mo!
You came to find nod save your fiancee,
and you volunteered to serve with us
while you were doing so. We have nn
desire to keep any man again =t ids will
Some one must escort Miss Evens, who
in our guest. Why not you two?
“I was looking forward to an inter
esting ceremony this afternoon.” Go
mez went on. "Has your arrival
changed (lie plans?”
“Oil no, sir!” O'Reilly said, quickly
“I’d like to make i: doubly interesting
i,’ Miss Yarona will consent to sue!
short notice.”
"Bravo! You have away of doing
the unexpected. Why not? I den’!
think Miss Yarona will have it in htu
heart to refuse you anything.”
The old soldier was right. Rosa did
not gainsay her lover, and toward sun
down the city among the leaves wit
nessed an unaccustomed scene.
Rosa, very dainty in her borrowed
nurse’s uniform, was round-eyed
timid; she evoked much admiration
but when she was addressed as Sem.ni
O’Reilly she blushed to the roots ol
her hair and shrank close to !s-r Inis
band’s side. Branch proved to ho a
happy choice as Esteban’s proxy, foi
j he relieved Norine’s anxiety and smotii
ered her apprehensions.
When Rosa and O'Reilly returned t.
t Esteban’s cabin they found Morirn
ahead of them. She was kneeling be
side tin' sick man’s hammock, ami
through the doorway n ine the low, in
timnte murmur of their voices. Rosa
drew her husband away, whispering
happily:
“110 will pet well. God and that won
derful girl wave.’l*l' ‘ him die.”
CHAPTER XXII.
The Rainbow's Er.d.
The journey to the const was made
by easy stages • r.d Esteban stood B
fairly well. Jacket, of course, went
along. Upon the announcement nt
OTP iily’s intended departure for th
States lie had pj-omptly abandoned
Cuba to her fate. He foreswore liei
utterly are! declared himself a loyal
American citizen.
Relying upon the host Information
l obtainable nt CuM’ns. O’Reilly had
counted up- n securing a sailboat from
a certain fish *rir.an whoso sympathies
were known to be Joval, but in this h
was disappointed. The party arrived
at Its destination, a tiny clearing on
an unfrequented 7'< ;r ‘ cf the north
shore, only to find it deserted and al
•i rely grown to weeds. The house was
crzp’y. the beats were pane—all bur
one c’d lu.lk, ton rott n to warrant
moving, which lav high up on the sand,
its planks worm-eaten, its seams wide
spread by the
O’Reilly was in a quandary. H*
gravr’y doubted Esteban’s ability to
stsml the rough return journey, and
when he spoke to Morine of turning
hack she was panic stricken at the sug
gestion.
“N . no’” 'h<* cried, anxiously. “We
must t him away. His heart is set on
*ag through and it would—kill hit*
i :o g • hack."
“Then I guess well have to go
hr xgh. ’ he smiled.
For ihe first the* in their acquaint
' a.nco MYrfne control of herself.
“Promise that you won't go back," *
| she Implored him.
I “Very well, if you’ll consent to risk
tbD miserable tub we found on the
i beach--”
i “I’ll ri!j>k anythin? —a raft, even. Is
there an even chuuoe of our g* ft lug
j acr- 'S?”
“Perhaps. It all depends upon the
weather.”
V\'hr>r morning came f Relay ma le n
• closer examination of the abandoned
J boat. Tin* re> ill wa* not encouraging.
| hn.t he <P’i—mined to make ue of it,
j and ihe crazy craft was launched, ii
j vv;: < nee* -sary t** Hiu*!i* h* r gingerly,
| and when she took Hie water sin* i*ak
■i abominably. Put during the night
'll" ''.veiled an 1 in the umruiug it was
. f - il’le t" ! ail ln*r out.
Lnni tin- pul* l of leaving it was p> r
liaps live miles M< - r tss ’!*.** sound to tno
fringe of keys which in this neighbor*
{ i’.oi I boidere ! t’o* old Bahama chan*
m l V'itii its unphimbed depths of blue
water. ller<* it was <nlm, so the run
j was soon nia-lc.
When the coastline of t uha had be
come a blur aso rn Rosa crept luok
and seated herself beside h* r husband,
“llow much I love yon.” she whispered.
But I never < >n t !1 you. for we are
; never alone. Was there ever such a
courtship, such a i iarric.g*'. and such a
wedding journey as- ours?”
It proved to be a long, long night, for
| the 1 >at, though roomy, was uucora*
J fortahle. Daylight limught an in
: creasi'd hre*'ze which heeled tlit* boat
further. Fortunate!* the haze was not
thick enough to wholly obscure the sun
and t>o O'Reilly was enabled to hold ! i' :
course. But lie did not like* tilt* look
of things. In tinn* :bere came t spite
ful drizzle which completely hid the
sun and left no indication of the course
except the direction whence drove thv
rain.
No one spoke now. Even Esteban lay
silent, shivering miserably upon his
sodden bed. Rosa finally straightened j
tier aching hack ami smiled at h* r hus
band.
“Are we going down?” she asked.
“Oh no! This is v.i rely a squall.” hf
told liar, with an assumption of conii
denee he was far from feeling.
Deliverance came suddenly, and fron
the least-expected quarter. Out of tin j
mi't to starboard Lucre runterinlize*! t
sliape. a schooner driving ah<*ad of lit* ;
wind. The refuge* s descried her sinn.l- j
taneously and stood ankle deep lit tin
wash, waving their hats and their ealu
bashes, and shouting crazily until sin
j saw them and fetched up.
There was a babble of voices, slimi?-
ed questions, hysterica! answers. Rosa
was weeping softly; Morine had lifter
Estehan and now clutched him tight
while her tears fell upon his race.
The schooner was a sponger bourn’
for Nassau: its blackbird crew spok<
English and they willingly helped th*
strangers overside, laughing anti shout
ing in a childlike display of excitement
Food there was hot food and coffee,
dry beds and blankets for those wuc
needed tiienr.
Johnnie tucked ids bride snugly ink
om* of the hard berths, then stoopei;
and kissed her. Rosa’s teeth were
- chattering, but she smiled happily.
"God’s hand directed ns,’ 'ho said
“One only needs to pray long enougl.
und strong enough and he will hear.”
• •**•**
It was a month later. Quaint old Mas
sail lay dozing und* r an afternoon sun.
Up from the beach came O’Reilly anc
his youthful alter ego. Jacket. They
were clad In clean white clothes; a
i month of lv-t had done them good
Jacket was no longer wizened; I. • wav
plump and sleek and as full of mi sold el
as a colt, while O’Reilly’s leannes*
had disappeared and lie filled his gar
meats as a man ehouid.
They turned in through a picket gat:
and up a walk. At Ihe end stood a cot
| tage with wide porches hidden beneath
Jasmine and huneynuckle and morning
glory vines.
“Look, Rosa!” Jacket lifted Hie
heavy string of fish, had stu
pendous luck." But Rosa was in h i
husband’s arms ar.d neither she not
O’ltciily had eyes for anything but
each other.
Rosa had vastly changed. Fiie was
clad in n charming little mu-din dress,
there were dimple.- in h**r cheeks, sir
wore a heavy Morcthnl M?il bud at In i
breast. O’Reißy le-'id in ,* off and de
voured her with hi> eyes.
“Sweetheart, you grow fre*dn*c and
more beautiful every Your,” said he.
Post danced upon her toes, an*’
tugged at him. “But come quickly and
see tiie surprise we have. I've be* a
wild for your return, so hurry.” She
led him swiftly up tl-e : ? -p-, and there,
standing beside a chair, was Esteban
Yarona. "He dressed bin. elf end
walked nut here n one. He’s we!!!”
“Esteban ! Real y—"
The brother nodded decisively. “It’s
true. I rebelled at la<t. Tomorrow 1 11
walk to the gate and the next day we’ll
go fishing. Here’s a letter from Leslie,
by th-* way. There’s one bit of news;
he says the talk of intervention in
creases and he mav have to return to
Gib a as ti war correspondent.
“Intervention! That would be fine,”
1 E-teban cried.
O’Reilly nodded. “Oh. ids bound to
come, and when Uncle Sam tale-> hold
Cuba will be free.”
Morine agreed; “I’m *-ure of if. And
tie n—we’ll all go hack to * ur rain
bow’* end and dig for that pet of gold. 1
Esteban turned adoring eyes upo.<
the speaker; he tock h**r hand in his. |
“I've found my rainbow’s end,” said
he.
“And I’ve found mine.’’ O’Reilly as
serted. “I’ve gained your father's treas
ure. and more— I’ve found the prize of
a’l the ladies.” With his aria aloof
Rosa he drew her into the house.
Esteban lowered IPmself into las
T chair and Morine rested herself upon
! arm. He Imv hack with eyes oloseu.
[’ r , :n the regions at the re:ir came the
voice of Jacket. T!te hoy was in a
declamatory mood. Ho had gathered
r h audience. as wi.s li.s dai.y custom,
and was address.ng them in Lr.el ~h .
“1 skilled niore’u a dozen Spaniards
at I’ino Bravo. It was my day. By
rights 1 shottld have been made a gen*
er;.l, hut —"
(THE END.)
HAPPY NATIVES OF SARAWAK
Under Wise Government, People Live
Easy Lives in Their Gloricus'y
Fertile Country.
The tribe of Kaye ns. inhabiting fin
head waters of the I'ar.nm :,t ! Ilejang
rivers of Sarawak, have lived tor un
known generations almost isolated in
the interior of the island of Borneo.
There are many reasons for believing
them to be originally of Caucasian
origin. Many of them have very light
skin, and they probably reached Bor
neo byway of the Maine peninsula
from lower Karma. Rigid discipline
is characteristic of the dottiestie me
nage, resulting in good manners and
recognition of authority.
For a good many years Sarawak
was under the independent govern
meat of a white rajah. Sir ('baric
Brooke, who controlled his mingled
subjects with unustt.Al wisdom a d
sympathy. Among other far-sighted
edicts he instituted stringent game
laws, so that the island is one of th
host protected parts of the world >n
this respect. Birds, (leasts and butter
flies are protected, not more than two
specimens of any one species being
allowed to th<> collec tor. In this way
the very beautiful and rare tret's and
insects of the* country arc' being main
tained for the enjoyment of future
generations.
Another wise move of the rajah
was to eontintie the native costume
what there is of it—in place of intro
ducing the unsuitable, ugly and arti
ficial modern clothing of Europeans.
This, as Stevenson points out. has
usually exactly the opposite effect
from that intended by well-meaning
missionaries, and the happy natives of
Sarawak are very well off as they nr* •
GOOD WORK WITH CAMERA
Explorers in Northwestern Canada
Have Photographic Studies of
Wilderness Wild Life.
After a throe years’ hunt with the
camera in the almost unknown l.air*!
river district in northwestern Canada.
IT. A. Stewart and John Sonnl* ksun
nave come back to civilization byway
of Pence river, Alberta, bringing sev
eral thousand photographic studies of
the manners and customs of the wild
lifc of those remote woods and
streams. The explorers, for they well
deserve the name, worked into the
wilderness byway of Hudson's Hope
and the forks of the Findlay and
Parsnip rivers as far as Fort Cra
hame. Their negatives Illustrate the
habits of the ptarmigan, moose, h* av
er, Canadian wild geese and other an
imals and birds that have seldom he. n
I observed with anything like* thorough
! ness by means of tin* camera. The
travelers had devices of various sorts
whereby their subjects were enticed
to spots upon which the hidden let, >s
were focused; and upon reaching
these spots an ambushed camera man
“snapped” them by twitching a long
cord attached to the lens shutter. A
single negative of some specially shy
animal was often the only fruit of
many hours of patient waiting. Some
times for days the explorers would
watch a single spot through their field
glasses awaiting the favorable mo
ment to “shoot.” But It wua all
worth It.
Perhaps They’re Still Digging.
There is u legend among the negroes
of South Carolina that buck in tlu> obi
pirate days Captain Kidd and Cap
tain Morgan and fie others n -d to
•a 11 up the Savannah river ami bury
their stolon doubloons and pieces of
eight it) tlie sands of th • cypres*)
swamps. A fortune tclier once came
through and for a consideration of ifJS
(ach agreed to t>•! 1 the negroes just
where the gold was buried, lie col
lected several hundred dollars, and
then witli a great deal of ceremony
Knk d out as many locations it* the
Inal as he had customers. He then
I >!<! them very solemnly to com.* to
that sp.it in the light of ;he moon,
stand directly ovr the stake end dig
nt tiie end of their shadow. Th* n he
sailed away on a river s;ea: . *r. And
he never came it;, k.
Nichrome Most Resntar.t of Metals.
Nichrome. a Tim *ul that is being used
extensively for v ires in electric heat
ers, is an alloy of nickel and chromi
um. It is now known that it can be
east, so crucibles and otlmr utensils
that must resist very high tempera
tures are being made of if. Its fusion
point is l.fioo degrees Centigrade.
With a wire of nichrome heated by
sn electric current it is possible to cut
the heaviest and most resistant, of
chemical glasses as if they were of
soap.
: i
Cornerstones.
It has always be*n customary to
j place the cornerstone at the northeast
corner of a building, and this is the
practice today whenever possible. The
cornerstones of municipal buildings
ire commonly receptacles for copies of
current newspapers and historical
documents.
Applied Science.
“You remember story of the
maid who said her mistress was tak
ing a course in cosmetics?”
“That was a Joke.”
“Many experts think it should be
tried seriously."—Louisville Courier
| Journal.
Y.W.C.A.I 1
WORLD I F
“ ‘hi I
Mrs. John D. Feck. -
Heads Associat :
World Service i-
53,000,000 NEEDED
Leader Calls Artec t
Influence” in O. : ■■ r ,
Program for V.’c •
cit of Churchc: t
C. A. Sunday."
Mrs. John D If
. man of the Natl* :
paitn Committee *
Service Knur, rn o*
on'-. Chris; ail A--
the following state!
* Since the war .
over aware of the ,
educational, a*
3 % f
„—-*V
¥ J. ' ■ \
W GS. JOHN D. ROCKEFELLZP. .5
Chairman of the Education)! C -
paign Committee of the Y>un-j
men’s Christian Associate -!.
rulties which besot the ! > *f :
ind women everywhere, in : ;
he post-war needs of w*
Foung Women’s Christian A
ns an instrument < :
ested ami proven l>y war, :
zed to meet the manifold pi*. ;.- :
jeaco.
“Because of its fifty odd years dn
perlence in meeting fundan ■ :
'.eras affecting girls, the V- ’
mi's Christian Association is nn *
tation particularly fitted ! 't
dabiilzlng Influence upon the to
'.lines through a consistent p:
service for girls and women.
“American women are r l: ? rg t -v
Itipy may share In the wort ; - r
struction. They can do so By
the support of their cuan- ;■ s m
!hls World Service Program, wl, 1
insure to the world a healthier::.d !C
ter womanhood.
“This campaign of the Y 'V. r A
:o fell the people of the lT.io-1 v !
about Its work and to rah-* ' '
ivith which to carry on V. V* •
work during 10J0 in the K ’* i
Europe, China, Japan, India, S
America, Egypt, Siberia am: M
will close tlie week of F*! n v..
Zb, which will be known as V. .C a
Week.
“The Federal Council < ' r
will probably sot one Sm ! y : ’
for ministers throughout ’ 4 "
id.dress their congregations m
•onditions affecting worm n ’ ‘
iToung Women’s Christian A
is an Instrument of sen ie-'*.
“Tlie Immediate task is <> 1 '- "
lie people of the lTi '
iriowlodge of conditions '
Ives of women in all ! '
world. We can no ion/.-r i 1
character, the manner of
1 deals of other peopb .
. want to or not. A rp< ■< b.d *
; touting to the Association f 1
fapan, India and South
where work was held ba* i:
var because of the n< < *
■ial activity in France ai.
states.
“Tlie Wo'ld Service P: ' ’ r ; '
’or $ 1,50 bO' >. Of tlds an
XXI has nlrc dy been 1
The ediu itlonal can y 1 ;
ee Includes among i• a.*
Robert E. I peer, pn .-•<!' ‘
tonal Boat !of the V. '" (
r lcnry K. Davison, M:s
Haves, Mrs. Robert L
vlrs. William Adams B
Hanford Merle-Smith, M
dapharn. Miss Eiien 11 - •
Mrs. I'rederic Ji. I'ratt <
>ert Lee I’ratt.
| SMALL Y. W. C. A. IS
COMMUNITY CSL--
Recreation for Girts i° I" r s -‘ rt na
ture of Woi - ,
i Fifty-two young v*< ■
; *d States are known a
I ‘town secretaries.” A
nearis that the fifty-two nr -
-ecreatlon work f<*r go - ■ t f
romtnunlty ’at large In
than 10.0f.Xi Inhabitants,
j The Y. W. C. A. may .-• !r
|?d room or more. It i
! tmilding, but at any ni<*.
•cation room and if pos-.'
•eading and writing ro**ia -
W. C. A. has a building “f '
>ecomes a community eer.wr.
women's organizations m. y : -
H omo ><"
,v<
Tim people who look h , f J
leap are not the ones wh ’ h 1 ’ * j
“the (rying pan into the : rt>

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