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. . . Cy Marvin Dana
ropjrlfiit, itioi, r j i 0ÜN ANDREWS COWARD . . . . Cy Marvin Dana Roundabout htm In slr.su'--!lhc J;ir Allelocriuu stood tli uncaluly wooden bouses of a M;M)iiVl county -n;. Ileyond Iny tlie level brown of prnlrle. tibot wltli thi ochrr of rliK-nlnj? crnln. irray blue whore It met Into a Iwrl ton's sky of nnpnlllnic bronze. II! Ught was blurred by dancing curtvtit.. Of hot air. 1 1 1 the shade of the hotel porcli the thermometer registered 110 lejjroes. lid there yet retnnlned two we'terinif hours before sunset. "Thnrik heaven, I've lns'ited the last acre and ran sfnrt for New York In the morning." was his thought. In tlnctlTely hi hand touched li!n pocket nd her letter. He smiled, then frown ed. "Am I a coward?" A paragraph In ber letter had started the self Inquisition. "1 ahall lie go glad when you are Rafe lióme again," it ran, "even though I have no real cause for alarm. You ore o big and strong and brave, and I lov yon for It I could never love a roward." Wai he one? Yea no! A flush not born of the eun flooil-l Ills farr. tl: Inlnd traveled back twenty-four hours, and bo cursed bis weakni'a. his timid ity, which he had never realized uiitil that awful storm lin l broken. It wa when the terrific llchtnln?, peeullur to thla region, had played about him that be bnd suddenly found himself trembling, gasping with horror. The memory of those moments still sicken ed hlra and filled him wlt'i contemptu ous self hate. The proprietor of the hotel came out and balanced on two legs of a cbnlr be side his guest "Reckon we'll have another bit of a Shower tonight," he drawled amiably. The careless words tilled his listener With dumb anguish, half fear, half name. Must be again endure that racking torment the blue glare of electricity, the deadly crackling of the bolts, the horrible realization that multiple death mocked him from every aide? "I don't eee nny clouuds," he ventur ed. "You can tell weather same as yon can cloth, more by fcelln' than by looks. I've been forty years In these parts, an' I calc'latc we'll have It ham mer an' tongs before midnight Lucky If a regular cyclone don't blow along with It" "Does lightning do much damage around here?" "Burns a lot of barns mostly; but, takln' It one time an' another, we've bad quite a few folks killed, 'bout twenty In my time. It'a a nice, easy death, but I don't like cyclones. One bit me, an' that was enough. The durned thing killed off half the town, Includln' all my best friends an' four mules, which was all I was worth. Cyclones, blast 'cm, always come in the night when you can't see 'cm." The listener drew his breath sharply. "But how do you tell a cyclone, even In daytime." "Well, Mr. Andrews, you can always tell It because the sky looks like nothlu' you'vo ever seen before yellow, green an' ornery. An' If It's coinln' your way you'll see what the papers call a fun nel shaped cloud, but what looks more Ilka a big balloon, dancin' atoiig. When the gala raises an' that balloon seoni to stop bounclh', but stands still, get tin' bigger an' bigger, you dust for a cellar. It's close." "Do all the places here have cyclone Caves 7" "Everybody In town ain't got one. but there's enough to go round. Want to see mine?" Any diversion from bis mental au gnlsh and self pity was welcome to Andrews, and he followed his host to the middle of the back yard, where be aaw a mound of earth. In the end nearest them was a swinging shutter. Which the landlord raised. Within wns apace for perhaps six persons comfort ably placed by crowding compactly. Twice or even thrice that number might seek refnge for a limited time. The odor of damp earth suggested the grave, and again Andrews shuddered. By the time bo sought his room at 10 'clock that night Andrews had argued himself Into believing that this new terror of storm and wind was a con stitutional peculiarity for which he was not morally culpable, and exhaust ed by beat and mental strain be quick ly dropped asleep. He awoke with the trump of doom bursting his eardrums. The crash of a falling thunderbolt brought bim to bis feet and he stood dazed amid the lurid radiance of the lightning. In an ecstasy of fear he sprang to the win dow and closed It Then be drew the abade and struck a match. Two flick ered and died la bis trembling band before be could light the lamp. In a very spasm of horror be sat huddled on bis bed. lie thought of uo one and nothing save himself and death! Dot there remained another note yet to be sounded In the gamut of his ter ror. Boddenly the hotel commenced to abake and reel under the assaults of the wind. With cringing dismay he recalled the landlord's warning against ryclooea Id the night At any moment ene might burst upou blin, resistless, re mámete, overwhelming. Within bliD rose the Instinct of Sight To the rave, to snfety I Mechanically in (be tnldttt of bis aUroia be drrft hlmfwlf, and as he rtrpped Into the dark ball he recoiled before a sodden glare of Ifghtnlng, Í.jI be' was now too dendrite In bla fViir to be fb"c!;e'1. No one vk'f wnt otir, nml In t ie tipen n slile door, UntKil to the entrance f the cavo, crept tbrouuh the narrow opening and Mink down, his face burled in bis fold ed nrint. lie wut safe fit l.i-t. nnil a (,-reat Joy of Kulvntion welli'l, i bin heart, l'or a t i 1 1! r he slept, w.il.ln with mind cliared and body refreshed. lie lis tened Ihtcntly, but no sound reached him. lie cm wild from his refuse, but the tluulL'ht of returning to the room I where he had suffered such mental tor- t'irei was hateful t" him. lie crossed the yard. climbed the fence and started toward the outskirts of the town. The n!r wan of n hue strange to him, sullen ly lr.inlnous, and he hud g!i:e not more tha;i a quarter of n mile when he saw to the south, directly opposite from where the storm bad come, n menac ing bank of restless clouds. Tlyy were ablaze with ragged lire. The boom of thunder roüo nfrenh. Yes; there could bo no further question. A second tempest was approaching. Already the sickness of terror was upon liliu, the nausea of cowardice, and he ajraiu fac ed toward his refuge, the cave! But something In the sky held him fas cinated, something shaped like a ti tanic top, Irjng from the heavens ui.d spun by demon hnmls. Then It stop ped moving, growing larger and larger. What bad the landlord said that aft ernoon? When It stops "bouncin'," It's close! lie turned unci Bed for bis life, but even as be ran a new thought came to hiin. It w.'i.í not yet morning. None In the sleeping town knew of the doom racing toward their homes, lie had a pitiful vision of shattered botiws, lit tered with mutilated bodies, women and children caught from their slum bers In the crunching maw of the cy clone. lie forpot himself and fear.. He had parsed the cyclone cellar and was Tuslilng through the hnll of the hotel. "Cyclone! Cyclone! To the cave for your lives!" The house sprang Into Instant life, btit before the tirst startled guest reached the main floor Andrews was again In the Btreet. lie carried the dinner gong, which be had seized in an It'Kplratlim born of anxiety. Between each biiout of warning he drummed mad. quivering alarms on the eloquent brans. Ho made the round of three pides of the square when of a sudden a nighty roaring was nil about bim. He paused, bewildered, and a crashing thunder bo! t seemed to strike his templo, a burning splendor blinded his eyes. Then an Invisible power struck full against him, seized bim and wrapped hiin In Its crushing embrace, bore him aloft, tossed hi ui here and there and finally Into a blackness that swallow ed him completely. Three days later ho woke to see an angel bending over blui. No; It was flesh and blood, after nil. It was she. He blinked nt ber uncertainly. "You are n hero!" She spoke softly, with shining eyes. Then he remembered. "Wers many saved?" "All," she answered proudly. "Those you saved roused the others, und only a few, who sought refuge in cellnrs instead of caves, were hurt by falling timbers. But you suffered most Oh. It was noble!" .. Andrews spoko with sudden vigor. "No; I n ni a coward. The storms frightened me shamefully. You can not understand how I quivered and trembled like n child. I am not worthy of you. I had already bidden In the cave that night. I came out only when I thought all danger was over. The rest was an accident." He stopped, exhausted, and she bent close to blui. "Don't talk that way, dearest. You are not a coward, but a conqueror of fear, and you will be my hero always." Mont ricU tTie Done. As Is well known, slavery existed In a small way in Massachusetts in the ear ly days. Slaves were often freed by will at the death of their master, and not Infrequently nged and unhealthy servants were released in order to save the expense of their maintenance. The unfortunate freudmau then became n charge on the town. Ho frequent did such cases become that the general court of 1703-4 passed un uct which prohibited the freeing of servants ex cept upon giving bonds to save the pub lic from future charges. The historian of Muldeu cities an incident: One of the old esquirea of Maiden hnd u slave who had been In his fumily until ho was about seventy years of age. reretivlng that there was not much more work left In the old man, bis owner sent for him one day und addressed him In pompous fashion. "You have been u faithful srrva.it to me and my father before me." be mild. "1 have long bocu thinking what I Kbould do to reward you for your serv ices, and 1 have decided to give you your freedom. You are your own mas ter; yon are your own man." But the old negro shook his grizzly bead and, with a sly glance which ahowed that be saw through his mas ter's Intentions, quietly replied: "No, no, mnssa; you eut de meat and oow you must pick de bone." tarty- Mrtfcoda of Cerina: Sktna. The origimtl process of curing skins was probably the simple one of clean ing and drying them. Removal of tho l air by maceration In water seems to have been common among the very early tribe, and one writer has stig jrnted that the Idea was obtained from the natural procesa of depllatlon. They must certainly have been familiar with It In the cube of drowned an I ma Ik, whero muccratlon can be plainly ob served. , rolIoMli:g tlil smoke.. sour milk, oil and the brains of the animals thitn belvrs were found cUlcuclous. Muny of these primitive tert licúa sro employ ed nt the prrsect time. v Frpr itrnt, A clever luiírter In court wns that Riven to Chief Justice Coleridge years ngo, when he wns defending a lady who had become n Slsler of Mercy nn, wa3 exi."lled from the convent for refusing to obey the rules. Khc had brought ait notion- for expul sion and libel, lu the course of the trial Co!ei!i'';c iissumed that breaches of discipline are trivial, contemptible and should never be noticed. "What has MIks Snwln done?" be asked Mrs. Kennedy, a mistress of novices. "Well," said the lady, "she has, for examine, eaten strawberries." "Knten strawberries? What barm li there In that?" "It was forbidden, sir," said Mrs. Kennedy. "But, .Mrs. Kennedy, what trouble was likely to come from eating straw berries?" "Well, sir," said Mrs. Kennedv. "too might ns well ask what trouble was likely to come from entlng an apple, and yet we know what trouble did come from It." That closed the discussion. tj' Adíen, Tenn., .Tan. 27, VT. Fvemlnpfi thr lirt. npi",iirti', if niy ItirriKfn tbf.v ivere very im-rulnr r.:nt I nuftered T.-ith ifrrt t.n n 1,' !'''" hack, utontnoli li.i, with frrillo bi'Hrinjr iwn puiiot in tl'o nNlomen. 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