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THE, HOCK ISLAXD ARGUS, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 0, 1M1.
TT T amazement and disappoint
ment far a moment unnerved
me. I glanced up and down
on an sides, but not a thing
' was Tialble except the cloud, the blue
sky and the green earth. I stopped
the motors, and for a few minutes we
bung there, debating what to do. For
the first time in hia life perhaps, for
Be was cot a profane man, the secre
tary muttered "D !"
' "Iiootenant,- said Ethan at last, "I
know what he's done he's turned In
side the cloud!"
The truth at once flashed upon us.
There was no doubt about it he hiid
, tricked us -again!
- "Curse him!" I exclaimed. "He
ehan never get away. Reverse the
course and then full speed ahead."
It was at least a year since I had
seen the picture of Helen Grayman in
the Sunday paper, but now her face
rose before me as clearly as if she had
Etood there those large, beautiful eyes;
that open, frank, winning counte
nance. I felt that it was my chase,
and I forgot everything except that I
must save her.
Which of the two clouds had the
Chameleon used as a cover? I deter
mined to run back straight between
the two and straight through the third,
larger cloud, which we had already
traversed, hoping to find Payton es
caping in that direction.
!,7 ':,,,t'',T?i' ' i ' -k
6 B J
A A show the position of th Ch.-rr.-le' i.
first when we .aw l.'.r r.t-T t-.e clou i
ur.d. ficvoj.J. uiir her .- ie. 1"! I'-J
closed line. cur-in H.- .ui;.i njvl through
the cloud?, I:, llcatia li e jith that she
followed. 13 li sliow thu rwisitlnr.s of tha
Osjirey at th bfic'.r.r.::', at:d the end of !
tl.is straa: bfitt u utX ti:e dottr'rl lir.-j J
Indicates the ;:. rs- ti.p.t rS.e ptirsuvd.
Short d i'.eu 1 H'.-.-.. 1' .i:-t,!r to eac'i of
th smaller Io'J.. w . .r sh 11 r.o. ,
and It Is tv. !. ': t;..it ie r.::.r.-ovly .
n. t!.e Cr.r-c'r-- 1 w:.ich rr.-j-r I.av. j
ben clos o tli li'.nt k -re t.'-.e secon l ;
hell eipi'Wi'.i J ;
BALD HEADS NOT
In order to make clear the situation
as it had now developed 1 must ask
the reader's attention to the diagram
By the time that we had got out Into
the open beyond the two snir.ll clouds
Payton had completed his turn aiid
re-entered the larpe cload. Keeping
to the left as soon aa he was within
it, he ran nearly its whole length and
finally emerged, only to dodge behind
the other small clocd.
He was evidently a master of
Here he ran the only serious risk of
discovery during the entire maneuver,
for if we bad returned more promptly
we misht bave been jnst in time to
catch signt of him as he passed the
opening between tbe cloui-s.
But we, were too late, and while tbe
Osprey was dashing headlong on her
return through tbe large cloud the
Chameleon rounded the small one and
was o!T at full speed ia exactly the
opposite direction. No sooner was the
air clear of vapor than we looked
about with all eyes and were met by
the same disappointment. Tbe Cha
meleon was nctt there!
"Perhaps one of your shell3 found
him," suggested Mr. Grantham, "and
broke him up so that be has dropped
to the ground unperceived."
It was a startling possibility, and 1
gave orders to drop down within 100.
feet of the ground. Running back, we
began to use the utmost circumspec
tion In examining the surface beneath
us. It was mostly level and covered
with irregular growths of trees and
o ... ,
We may have spent half an hour in f---i
this search when the penetrating eyes j
of Ethan Ilaight discovered a new sur- j L'
prise for us. 1 1-';-
"Liootenant, lootenant! be caDed ! i:
out "There ho is again!" j fc.
I glanced hastily nt Kthan. Tie was 1 1
pointing south-soutawpst, his hand
raised above the level of his eyes. I
looked, and we all looked, but could i ?i
"Jest ag'in thet cloud with a head on
it. It's him C3 sure as preachlnV
In n few muments I had the object
located, a moving spec!-: ajniinst the
cloud. elJ pet oct instantly in pursuit.
I could recall well eaoutrh the rela
tive situation and dimensions cf the
clonds to see that he had timed his
movements to mine, which he must
have forescrn with Napoleonic pene
tration, so that hw moments of enter
lr;' and leaving the clonoU and of
crossing the interspaoos would so fall
as to korrp him r.lways concealed from i
us behird a curtail ff vafwr. Tie must
hnvp fore-'Mt with absolute asurano
our f:nnl ' :rt -'.cT.-ard. wh''h simply
4 The undersigned, having sold his farm, will sell the fol-
lowing property at a general closing out sale at his residence
i one and one-half miles southwest of Edgington,
a f it
. . ' V. .1-
Mr. Breweryman, deliveryman, in fact anyone desiring
drafts, drivers or anything for market urged to attend sale.
cows, 26 calves and a 2 -year-old bull, all full blood Angus. Also a carload of 2-year-old Angus steers, carload of 2-year-old Durham
steers, carload of 2-year-old heifers, 20 head of mised cows and heifers, 40 head cf steer and heifer calves and a yearling Durham bull.
4 A stoddard-jJayton runaoout, a Diar iol oi wa-rrons, Dufreies, Dinaers, mowers, spreaaers, gang plows, planters ana ocner implements, many oi mem
new or only slightly used; several sets of heavy and light harness, two saddles, 200 bushels potatoes, 1,000 oak and hedge posts, 10,000 feet oak lum
ber and many other articles.
Trains on Eock Island Southern leave Eock Island at 7 a. m. and 10 a. m. for Taylor Ride:e. On C. R. I. & P. at 7:2 0 a. m. and 9:30 a. m. Return- I
ing at 4:30 p. m., 6 p. m. and 7 p. m.
A cordial invitation is extended to all to spend Tuesday, Oct. 10, on the farm and attend the $50,000 farm sale.
Terms IMade Known on Day of Sale
Sale Starts at 10. Lunch by Ray Patterson
Ialdnts Is 'IV
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rd wiui l. i-.. -!l:!;y
cause bn'.Mii-d.-'i i:
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laiKC roror..t :fi;:s
an arc !i:i-;t nn-i r-:
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S'jr'fn.dvi.l our s't0Hl to his ia Tvltlon
tbe d!:nnce bptTre.-n us.
It ws! a litter r'oso for re, but I
FTnlVirfvl it nrd f:xfd r.ir min.l rlth
r-i'to;i r-s..-'iition t-rr-n tbo rrsno
Mr. r':'r,hiri rsotlccd my chr.arin
an ' I"!TirVjr F".iii:
"Xi mi tor. Allan. ITo'p ynnrs tT
I f;;n?c! yon CTte bilf r.n honr by
ir y a? ur-tc.-'ion. rsO".v .co ahon.t!.
s!u-l 1 i ;:. iu ? t trt: !ty . more
st !:r . I iii-. rf-ro:;..-o."
' it's not jour fauit at all, Mr. Gran
tham."' I rp'-ie-l warmly. "I sbouM
Imvt' lono v.-L:.t I OiJ if you had not
'i'i.c .-frrofr.ry prr mr .n prosr-ure of
t Lir.'.!. ;;!.! 1 l-.lt trtvatly iioiir
n.vl. fir I I s!ivj!.I have his
UM.rt ho-.vcr.-r t'.:r tliijr turnrl our.
i'o I vis:i! Jim aa'l ii.ci'el hiai t.
a Jturi'l-'-'i in,l forty.
I'll do it or 1 ut Lr." he fnirn'y ro-
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We d'.l to
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n r. t 01 i- !r.!? pnood,
'!- I -of re our
tht I t lltlj.m to
tf." I said. "Wf'!l
until wo are within
I v,:i:it y.m to pr-!t
-y. Vn'.y-r I j.'id--!.
: s a:;d rave the
i. -:;rri tN ri- h-
'1 .a !
ir o' hor
1 T ' ' :
1. -f tvh'clj
i aH alonrx its front r rul at tho samotiiuo
j ' i in!;!cl with liL'htTiin.v. In :i .ir,n
! il;ir:Iy brief tiine its aiva:iee Lad
reached the Chameleon, while tiankiay
i vapors ran out like a charge of rav
1 a'iy and beiian to envelop us.
I The sweep of the storm was o sud-
d -ii and swift that almost in a laomi nt
j tho Chameleon vanished, and then thr
Osprey was swallowetl up with dar!c-
uess. illuminated now and tl on liy
' venomous liKhtr-.inir bol's.
Tht thunder prov. 1. d and rnttli-d all
al.out us. and the aero lu-.. d a:i l
; r !; hed so daurrot!sly that I advise.!
; Mr. Grayman and the secretary to
; take refuge in the cabin. My m.'-n
j nsannjred the flier surH'rbiy, and in a
t fo'.v minutes the storm pass- J. and we
f;-i:nd ourselves in a valley of cioud
i In r.d blue sky eve-head. thnnd-.T-j
elujds piled lite vast ro. lis all around
I and the earth beneath hidden with
j dark nimbus.
I I'.eyond the nearer clouds the vapr r
j peats rose glittering ia tl;e sr.nsh:;ie
Li e snow clad L':o!inta!us.
Then I cuugbt si.i:Lt of ti e Chau:e
! leorj. also iuclosd ;u a elc rj walled
valley, not uaore than a quarter of a
: n.: off. Gigantie in the n-.fi.unifyir.g
nd--t. she was just pusbin? out of the
scud, her great ter.-p'a:ts );!; l:.sr a
fu unreal as mighty pads and tier Id. c k
t!ar whipping in tin- w;d
Sh. was broadside to. and I'ayton's
eye had been as .juick as Kiir.e. II U
;:ct:m was oui.;or
Hardly live seconds had elapsed rrom cne encircling clouds. yhicri menaced
the moment that we caught si;;ht of j another rush, as if we in turn li id
ont? another when both his guns spit ; stimulated them to renewed violence,
their blue flashes, and the shells 1 Hut they held off while the fiirht to a
streamed so close that I wondered at j finish between the Chameleon and the
our escape. I yelled an order to the I Osprey went on.
steersman to bring our bow in line . I'resently one of our aeropLanes was
w'th the Chameleon. Meaning to run ; knorked endwise: then our steering
her down, but before we had swung ! machinery wast damaged. The latter
into the desired position she tirtd twice ; injury caused us to swing round so
at-:dn and once more narrowly missed 1 that our stern gun also came Info
iK-r iiini. i play, and the gunner. Eaton a good
Kthan was ready now. and the word j man. too Incited hy Ethan's splendid
"Fire:" !uJ bnrdly left my lips before work and eacer to take his share in
rion streamed rrom ins tare.
"linlly for you. Ethan:" I shouted
enthusiastically. "You've kept your
word. The Chameleon will never t!y
"The blasted turneoat:" he replied,
a rain sighting his gun. "I knowed
I'd put an end to her ca vortin's.
Charge yer color ag'in. will ye.' ye
blasted grasshopper! st.'oot Inter a
cloud ag'in If ye kin. durn ye"'
Ethan had but Just ntt. red these
was tired, as we learned afterward, by
I'a.vP.u himself. . .
The victory was outs, although the
Osprey was not in a much better con
dition than her conquered antagonist.
Suddenly, while 1 hesitated about
my next step, a parachute dropued
! from th Chameleon.
I ''Gi.od h'-aven. Allan!" cried the iipc-
retary. who had returned to my eldo
after tindlug that Mr. Orayman's In
jury was tritliiiK. "Payton Is escaping.
words when a. shell wbizze.d aboard, j If he f-eu safo to the ground the for
-poi.dud and kuocUed one of
aeroplanes into a shapeless.
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at t!:e r:,e-t. and in a
rs Wf h-o' ; ::!e.,-,c
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!y saw that t?: same
bis i:dy c. jrse wa-?
black f.:::T ar: 1 dreed
: st. 'r to in the
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Whether oj-pn'y or down df-p in
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coaling of wrirl:" s, -prow's f f t" and
a. !.. ble chir:. as we'd . . f r ic.r' .i
j or.-s Tie p ;; d.j. ,-:.'t al-
i .rr.r t to j.aU.. -,:r '".t.r : :tt-
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".. r-sl:r. t... .- r-.re .
to her f.-'..r,i
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a K-x'.i of . I-; -.-h.o:..
aril r o -..
s-'-f.i.f ul :rtf. her ! .
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: her ouru.- .-.-.Ir.
very (;ur!:.y i!y ir.e a:,
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ir '':t,i Isy n.t v. :T.n ir.-- .7. r
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--Ptl." ' as-r.ot r.;:. c:..c .
Lis -.in :
I 'a v ion's
buttering mass. Ills second shell burst
aboard her. sending my heart into my
i throat in tiTe fear that it bad killed
I half the people she carried.
I 'Careful. Ethan:" 1 shouted. "Re
member the prisoners!"
I "AH rij-'ht. lootenant," he replied;
I "but. blast him. he's fooled us long
Eefore either side could fire again,
, the Chameleon was once more swal-
loved from sicht by hoil'r.g. sulphur
ti.ited vapors, and. as before, the Os
prey. too. was immediately involved
i in the second rush of the storm. This
' time the plare of the lightning and the
; v: o is raps 't tbumler were almost
incessant. V'e had all we could do
I to retain an up-riant position on
pir. hing and s-.vaying d-'ek. Yet again
the s'orm passed qui(dily, lenving us
P'j ?i not her t!'.:.' domed ni;d vapor bot-
': o-d at!iiup:.-r:c valley among
f!.".sli:r:g taut-dt r heads. And
still Kf, the c'hameleon. like a
demon of the eir. awaiting us.
The battle was instantly resumed
with greater impetuosity than beftre.
ps if the electric fury of the temit
had entered into our blood.
Still Fayton presented his broadside.
:ircl!tg to keep out of reach, while I
endeavored to close, and Ethan pep
tjervd fciai with the bow pun.
Iiavl:.- two feui.s in action to our
ore. I'uyton pumj-ed the shells into us
v.i;b a cautioi... hut Lis aim was wild
co .'stared wltli Ethan's superb gun j
r.ery. Still, they managed to cut or
our rigplt:g. tore a few holes in our j
d-,- k ar: i f.na'Iy sent-u shell aboard in ;
tl..:t wounded fvw men and knocked
ever Mr. Graymun. who. with the sec- ;
retary, bad insisted upon remaining
on deck, with a fiylng splinter. j
Mr. Grantham ran to his aid. and I
sent a man to help carry him into the :
Wh:h! Wh!sh! Itattle! Crack! ,
ve. t Ttie sounds of the pas and the ;
it. begun to fire without crdo:.-:. of I
7 ' '.
the A f:rJ ,V'
there ; ZL ' r'
bluck l & to .
exploded under his gnu and sent it
living. 'tid over down into tli
scuddi'ic clouds beneath us. Ethan
was toppled over, but immediately
sprang to his feet, a trickle of blood
ruiniin? down his cheek, braced h!m
k( If a. ud stared.
I never saw on a mortal's face sin h
h look cf Myr.lt astonishment and
chagriu. For a minute he could not
speak. Then he found his tongue and
uttered but a single word:
In spite of the excitement I b7:rst
into a roar of laughter.
"Never mind. Ethan." I sa!d. "You
have finl.sh'-d the Chameleon."
And so. indeed, he bad Payton' fa
mous flier was knocked ait out- of
Khape. I wondered how she kept
uCar. As she could t.ot get away
and had manifestly (lre:I Per last shot,
I ordered Eaton also to cease liri.'ig.
The last shot of the Cha meieon's,
which yave her her reven' on the
gun that had put an ud to her career.
will le hi his hole again.'
Renovating Complexions by I "'"I1"; (In-v ,,!;!"!
I ( 1 J li. .'id -d In a heart
7 A 1 A. 1 1
i? (Fn. m i-ol u-ar To;o -s for Worne
I;o r.ot !'-luile yoi.rilf with
iii that coiJ crarn-. loriftns or
j ( ri-tics .wlil .-Te t jal y rroo :
1 1 cos,c-al pirrpP.-i". a.o s.
j( fre.-kl'.-s, ;.v!r pjo's ,r oti. r t
PCTTISQ MY PISTOL 1 SI TELTH, I 6PEANO
course I let him go on. and the baft!?
became fierce r than over, rayton sent ,
us some more smashers, and I felt by '
tbe stagKcricg of the Osprey that Kh.i
was mortally injured: but. after all
that did tot greatly trouble me. sin
it was pta:n taar tne v,nameieo.i was - (
In a far wf:-se plight.
Ethan was a t:nht to make one's
nerve tlnsrle. Ills ye Cashed, ids
n lilt. Ti.cy ( :.'.y al'J your ar -i"'.-
t r.i;.oi arl.'y anj !n tl.Tie
will work rnire harm f;.a", jro-j'l. Vo i
fnouH K'-t ft the r'M.t -.f t.-.- rr.a'fr
by tratlr.sc the kfn JtHf. J"i y t
zir. ft .-re: .-irol a h;j!f of fnre , -
bi.h ..-. from yo-ir drwKi: t ai.d aj.p'y
it at right aft'-r a thorooi;i eir ai.s tiu.
tt !.e fkin w'th warrr. writer. T
"lie shall never t tljore!" I pi
clHimed, and at the words I seized
tie- whei 1, determined to awing tho
O-.prey aio-iiid In some way so that
sh" nj' F ;i' h fhe parachute. The
para -;,'i:e t'Uibrelhi find Ofienfl
fimmptly. and It wi: ; descending In
lou s-. ore.'-t. In a few momenta we
were .litnest upon It, but 1 saw that
we shoold pa"5 a Httl to one side and
above It. There wss but one chance,
."uttoig my it -tol In my teeth, f
spr.-iTi.r nut with both arms wld"
abroad. Luckily I eueceed"d In grorp
Uis n rn;if of the parachute as I shot
' downward The Osprey rushed on.
: ai.d I was left s-ipend'yl In midair,
ti.e prraciiUtf lutvhing aud iryratlnff
with n.y ad led a r.d misplaced weight.
I h id h'-iiid a shout of dismay from
; Mr. Grant h.im a 1 plunged overboard,
1 Not the in: (suit I felt the rope in my
I lJt:j-'i-rs I had no fear.
i I had ta';eu my resolution that Al-
fon: o Fa;, ton should not escape, and I
j meai.t to kill him.
i ..ir. i i - . ... . . . .
i Mojipeu iwwn ine rope nauorwue,
I selzlnir mv iilsto! from mv teeth an I
in the basket la-
( ; st;ia!!.r recovering n.y feet. I avrung
round fn:io:.s!y to face I 'ay ton and
; IP.i.-di him.
j IPtt i::y r!f-ed pistol dropped from
: my hand, for, iooiiin -traight into tny
eyes with jfile. S' ared fac 1 saw
IP!, ii (ir. vr.iin.
t'l'o l.n Cout.rnued. t
ii i J '-ti upon 7hi kin fj .'. k 1 ,-, rot h : r.r- -
' ) !' ?! l-eck i i,k off tdiMii., i. iIt v-i! j
ce . j, :z; tiny partt.-P-s like : .-:r - -. i u'-- )
as ' i 1 ' iT'-fr. Moo:r,.r if kii. ;i. i-r- ) '
esr.odlna shells, mimrled at times . rong arraii worweo wi.n ii.e i.reci
viiD the deep growls of thunder from i of talking beams, and the perspira
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itself. Voj will r.ever
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