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| CHAPTER XVIII,
fhe Hoi^u*. ;
Beaaley left pic aittlng |* the door Up-rrre
a Wotlpa he had npi oat of
bandtaffs, erae he tnlfM hate clapped
a pair of trfenl1 on me^whlle he started
M? p?ilH*^le Atropla with the
captured ra'ldera and their leader.
Whop he caaae back we took tUne,
Daddy and \ and the M| marshal, to
alae gpthe daaag* that had been
wroeght, and beyond that, to dig late
HMrkyl" H? yallttf. "Chlrity nil*
\ orton'e Drained Yaur Mine for Yel"
t)M mystery of the continuous grunthi
lug roar which was still ascending
Ml of the yrreck-coTcrcd mine shaft
Beasley stayed with no, w&ittag. &S
1 teok It t? get his bthakfast before
la ran me off to JaJT. ahd the fhrhe of
is fell to work clearing Sway the
fallen timbers and roofing Iron, Daddy
Hiram leading the attack and being
the first to stick his head throagh
what remained of the tangle and hang
It over the edge ef the shaft's moath.
"Hooray f* he yelled, his voice
sounding ss If It came from the Inside
wi a oarrei; ana tneu again, "Hooray,
gtannle, sen!?by the ghosts ef old
hadracfc. Meshach and Absdnego,
Charter Bullerton's done gone and
done eggs-iacny what he Mid he ceatd
do drsatosd your mine for ye I Climb
h here and take a loo* at to. SU'i
empty?empty aa a gourd?but. at
that, she ain't goto' te be, very long I"
A few' more minute* of the atreauouii
toll cleared the pit mouth ao that
we could all see. The bomb which had
exploded In the shaft had wrought a
complete transformation. The standthg
flood, which all ef oar pumping
attacks h*4 fatlad to lower by so
much as a fraction ef an Inch, was
gone, and with It had vanished the
two big centrifugals, the platform
upon which theybsd stood, and their
pips connections, done, likewise, was
the greater jpnrt of the heavy wooden
shaft-lining.-' A Uttle ef this remained
la the uppea. part ef the shaft, hat
from a point peaslbly twcnty-flva feet
down, there was nothing but tb* bars
rock side* of ths square pit swspt by
the receding flood.
As for the hollow roaring nolsa
which had followed the crash ef the
explosion, and which still continued,
there was a goed and sufficient reason
plainly visible from the pit's month. ,
Some twenty feet down, and on the
eastern side of the abaft, a stream of
water biff enough to ran a good-sized
hydro-electrle plant was ponrlnff Into
the perpendicular cavern, and tt was
Ks plunfflng descent into the bowels
ef the earth which was maklnff the
mimic thpnder.
Bessley was the first to find speech.
"Whert the biases Is all that Water
eotnln' front 7^ he exploded.
That's jest what we're going to
And out I" I barked. "Can you and
Daddy handle my weight In a rope
sling 7"
They both protested that they could
handle two of sne if necessary, and a
sling was quickly rigged and I was
lowered Into the nit. At the neerer
view thus obtains*, so?a eg the mye- ;
teries were lnaSnntiyhnjhdW clear/ The
reason why the wooden boxing disappeared
below n certain point In the
WUl WM <M( 11 n*a IMT?r ?HW>md
ui farther tawu, It bat b#aa mera?
|gr a U>* wttk a battam I?and all tboaa
ulna itraaai laMMRau which bat
trtat ta Mflatar tfcawtalvaa oa tka
tar wbaa X hat tej itrhggta with tea >
W^jlWlM octapaa war# UutaaUy
twpwM latartabf X ?ca?lt bar#
awara, tbaa, teat ****** a hattom
la Um baa.' mat tbava waa a battom.
Apt that atbar |*>ryclia?that I bat
aacaaatarat aa laratelac atraaai oi
tea ctt water , la tba cbUllaa taptba;
bara waa tba atraaa; a fwrtthlch.
aaaar-lilH? cataract, |itippM ta
tbffa?b a lafiuly pact aat Mbma
tlal natatt cC laily tpte Im? ?tp*J
la a flaab tea wbalb-Mmtaai ter*
UWJ'W'.JUUil l.u
ffiy
!S~S6R] BNER'S^SONS^3^ ;
an out-dour race along the mine Iedgt 1
to the eastward; a hundred-yarde
dash which bright us to the banks
of the swift Mttlrt mountain torrent in
the right-hand gulch.
A brief search revealed precjgoly
what I was. expecting to And; what i
anyone In possession of the facts pre|
cedent would have expected to And.
In tha middle of a small pool slightly
upstream from the path level?a pock- |
eted bit of water neatly screened and
half hidden by a growth of low*
branching Spruces?we saw .*> cone*
shaped whirlpool swirl Into which a
good third of the stream flow was
vanishing. Below this pool an apparently
accidental heaping of rocks' ~
formed a small dam which kept the
tittle reservoir full.
Without e word. Daddy Hiram and
ths Angelic marshal plunged recklessly
Into the stream and with their bare
hands tore away the loose-rock dam.
With the removal of the slight barrier
and the consequent clearing of the
course of the stream, the pocket reservoir
Immediately sucked dry, the Inlet ,
of the cataracttng pipe was exposed,
and the secret of the flooded Clnnabur
was s secret no longer.
The scheme which had been elaborated
apd set In motion to "soak"
Grandfather Jasper was n premedl
tated "holdup." The Cinnabar, In op
eratlon and producing to Its cnpsi-'
was worth, so Bcssley asserted
that my grandfather, had paid
and more. But with the brain*'
road built to Its very door. li>
would be doubled. Two alic.
bad thus presented themselves
owners, who wore Cripple ?
mining speculators who hud bong!
the stock at a low figure while tin
main vein wna as yet unexplolted: ibc./
could go on mining the ore and stor- I
Ing it againat the time when the railroad,
with Its cost-reducing advantages,
should come along; or they I
could suspend operations for the same '
length of time, setting the losses of a >
shut-down over against the Increased I
profits when they should start up <
again. i
With our discoveries of the morning 1
the plan of the robbery became per- 1
fectly plain. Some giant of finance
among the speculators had evolved a '
scheme by which the* mine not only
might be shut dowh during the Inter- 1
val bf Waiting for the railroad io build '
over the bench, but at the ume time
be made to yield a buuiper crop of
profits.
Taking its various a tape In their order,
the first mere in the game was to
sell the mine te Grandfather Jasper
while It was stlU a going proposition ;
and this was done. But one of the
conditions of the sale (Beasley told us
thls> wae that the selling corporation
should continue to operate the mine,
not as a leasee, but under a contract
by which th* operating company
should receive s certain percentage ef
the output; an arrangement which
gave the holdup artists ample opportunity
te prepare for the coop de main.
Hew these preparations were made,
and 'the secret of tliein kept from leak*
lng out, still remained one of the unsolved
mysteries, though Beasley suggested
that probably Imported Workmen
were employed, and that the work
had been done under Jealous supervises
with all tha needful precautions
taken against publicity. The tight
wooden box?which would figure as a
part of the shaft lining?had been
built, and late the box the creek had
been diverted by means of the small
dam and tha underground conduit.
With the wster admitted, te rise 1b
the box to the level of its Intake In j
the creek reservoir, the trap was set
and was ready to be sprung.
Beyond this point there was a gap
we were obliged to bridge by conjecture,
but the Inferences were all plausible
enough. Doubtless the plotters
had notified ray grandfather that his
mine was flooded and was no longer
workable. Doubtless, again, he had
authorised them to buy the needful
pumping machinery and to Install it?
which they did.
In this barefaced Imposture the plotters
had conceivably buUdcd something
upon Grandfather Jasper's advanced
age as an Insurance against
any too-searching Investigation; but
beyond this they had carefully disarmed
any suspicion that he night
otherwise have harbored by enc-uraghim?In
the actual purchase of the
property?to take expert advice, and
by craftily priming him, by understatements
of the fscts, to trust them. <
Oalv rumors of what h?<t swiirroil
at this vtaK reached Angels; but Hen a- .
l?y ceuld testify that nay grandfather |
bad come gad returned alone, and that i
after the pumping demonstration had
basin made he had seemed disposed to
gasket Me huge lose aad- to call it a
bad day'e work.
The later developments were not
head te figure out. Beasley was able
t# tell as that the proposed railroad
branAi to ran te the new copper properties
la UK!*- Cinnabar gulch waa
new a certainty for the very near future.
Hence the time was folly ripe
for the recovery of the Olaaabar by
the pletters. No doubt they had confidently
assumed that a Repurchase of
the property?net directly by themselves,
of conns, bat by en agent who
would figure as a disinterested third
party?would be eesy. Beasley said j
that there had been soma talk of aa '
undorraaefog deal neks tunnel, such aa J
.EEtosSSs
J?Slhlri 1
BflfiSSSXtESSBBESdkSlMMMKSBHEBSMMI
5T0 manidfluttBlCjrfMrat^IBtSed HM
venture up .to. profit and ;o?e would
ell for ft song rather tbafi to'ventuiV
igftta; and-In this they were probably
(veil within the truth.
Rut at the mouient when they were
ready to complete the circle of Imposture,
death?the death of Grabdfather
Jasper?had stepped In to complicate
matters. Somebody?possibly
Cousin Percy?had corresponded wltfi
whoever was representing the robber
syndicate, sod by this means the plot*
tera bad: learned that they would now
have to reckon with an heir. Itow
Rullertop came to , be employed by
fhem almost at the Instant of his return
from South America we did not
know; hint we could easily understand
that with the^qew complication which
had risen by reason of Grandfather
Jasper's death, It was highly necessary
for* some emissary of the syndicate
to get on the ground quickly, propared
to forestall by purchase, guile,
or, In tile last resort by force, any attempt
of the Dudley heirs to pry Into
things they were not to be permitted
to know.
The pushing of tfid fight for possession
to the final and property-destroying
extremity was another matter that
BeaHley was able to explain.
"Ye sea. It was a case o' fish 'r cut*
nan, and ao it quick," the marshal exI
Waa Looking at Joanle When I Replied.
plained! "If he could run you folks
nit, pronto, and get possession afore
anybody come along to ask a lot o'
[ 'luted questions, he stood about one
L'hance In a dozen to lie out of It
tome way. If you-all got killed In the
icrimtuage, he'd scatter his men In the
woods and try to make me b'lleve that
you'd got done up trying to run hlno
rtT."
"Would you have believed him7* 1
isked, grinning across the tabid at
dcasley. *
"It '?! a-bean a question of vee-radty.
is the court says; with maybe you
ind HI Twoiubly too dead to testify."
At tfcls, Daddy, who had been eatng
like a man half-starved, put La
tin word.
"x rvcicon you can't fet at them
;aloots higher up, Stannle, but If you
lon't shove Charley Bullerton Just
ibout as far as the law '11 allow, I'm
roln' to call ye a quitter."
At that moment Jeanle had Just
irought In auother heaping plate of
lie luscious corn cakes, a?id 1 was
ooking at tier when 1 repiieu.
"We'll see about the shoving a bit
ater, Daddy. The first thing to do
h to nut the old Cinnabar in shape to
ihell us out sotu* money. I'm broke,
ma know."
When I made this admission, Beuse.v,
the last man in the world from
vhom help could coine, I should have
mid. looked mo squarely in the eyes.
"Stannle Broughton?if that's your
i a roe?you alu't so dad-blamed crasy
is you loek and act," he remarked.
'Money's what talks. Are you alfeatn'
;o swing onto this thing with your own
xands for keeps, I mesm ; not to sell
t eat to the first set ' mlnln' sharps
hat comes along?"
"Sure!?you said it; I'm going to
xeep it and work it?after I get eut
rt the Jail where you're going to
and me for pinching that inspection
ar ana getting It smashed. Why
tlse did I start oat blindfolded to liant
'or a girl, a horse and a dog?"
He let the latter half of my reply
to without comrneut; charging It ap
:o some last lingering remains of the
rarlneaK, perhaps.
"Well, let's see about where you'd
'rack your whip Orst," he Invited.
"That part of It Is easy," I laughed.
'What I don't know about the prnclcal
end of the mtnlng Job would load
i wagon. I'll pitch out and hunt tne
ip a real, for-sure miner, of course."
"Notlifn' so awfully crazy about
liat," he granted. Then: "What's the
natter with III Twoiubly, here, for
rour bosa miner?"
"Not a thing In the wide world?
ixcept that he can't he I>ecause he Is
;olng to be my partner In the deal."
"Now you're talkln* a whole heap
Ike a white man," said the desperadosh
one. "Dog-goned If I don't b'lleve
roil are white! What do you say to
Ctvln' me a whack at the bossln'
lobr
I took Just one little glsact at I bully,
and the tnlld blue eyes *ald "yes."
"But you've got raw under arrest,
Mr. Beasley," I pointed out. Just to
tee what he'd say. "You can't very
well close a business deal with your
prisoner, can you?"
"Kill two 'r three birds with the one
rock," he mumbled, cramming the
limped hajf of hi* breakfast-finishing
oni cake into his capacious mouth.
'I'll fchaae ymi down to Angels and
:urn you over to the majesty o* the
aw -%he Same bplai by wrap* eld '
Equity Dubbin. Than Til Jsnp kg
fob & sortln' oat the tad angels from
tmongst the good s&JjM* hnd, go out
ind tus^e. your ball. vHh?e .eld BUI *
Dubbin's cbewin' oyer the lew In sfch
raseaj made and petytded-dfkk he's
M?un4 to do?111 scrape up s bunch of
mso f y, gtart em up hereaways to
IM.MMMiW 'uNf*11 1 ' Pl'tWlWUiP1?"^11 *~" ?
v. L x
" ;T^
was a wit rradt HLS . . |
, "H strikes rae fair In the empty
pocket, thy good friend," I told him.
"Just at tlila presnut moment I
couldn't finance one solitary lonesome
carpenter?to say nothing of a wing
of them, with half a dor.cn utecinfttters
and bnllerinakera thrown In."
"Huh! workln* capital, you mean?
That's about the easleat.thlng this side
o' Hades?with a tnlne like the old
Clnnnbar?with no more water In It
than what can be pumped out?to back
you. 1 reckon your title to the property's
all right, ain't lt?M
"It la; Hiave a deed from nay grand- ,
father." So much 1 said, but I didn't
go on to explain how the quick wit of
a girl who now hated me had saved
that deed from being a mere scrap of
wnste paper. Not tbat I knew how
she bad done It?but the tangible fact
wiis safely In my pocket.
Fifteen minutes nff?r tills breakfast
table talk .1 was bidding a tern
porary good-by to the wreck on the
ClnnahaV ledge, and was about to take
the r?tid to Atropla with Beesley;
boti. of \4 Intent upon catching a wayfreight
to Anuels. Daddy had lent me
the pisbald puuy for the^rlde to the
"Now You're Talking Like a White
Man." J
railroad station?this either with or
without Jeanle's consent; I didn't
know and forbore to *sk?and the 1
hnrlequln-faced dog was ready to trot
at the pony's heels. But the blue-eyed 1
maiden had shut herself up In her i
room, and I thought she wasn't going i
to come out and see me off.
At the final moment, however, after |
Beasley had already steered his nag <
across the dump head, and I was <
about to climb Into my saddle, she \
game to the cabin door, and was both l
curiously embarrassed and a bit
breathless.
"Please!?One inlnutal" aba bagged;
and as I took ?y foot out of tbs stirrup
: "Do you know what they bars
done with?with?"
"With BullertonT" I helped out.
"No, I don't knew; but I suppose
they've taken him on to tbe county
seat at Copah with the others."
"Then?then?please let him go! If
you refuse to prosecute?"
"Make youreelf entirely easy," I
broke In, a bit sourly, tnaybe. "Til
agree not to play the part of the dog
hi. the mapger."
"Thank you?ao much 1" she murmured
; and then she backed away
gulckly and went in and on through
to the kitchen, leaving pie to follow
Beasley, which I dfd, with the sour
humor telling ma that of all tbe pussi
Ing, unaccountable things In a world
of enigma*, woman's vagaries were
the least understandable. For, after
all was said and done, and after all
that had happened and been .made to
happen, It seemed to be palpably apparent
that Jeaale Twombljr was still
la lave with the Jeet.
CHAPTER XIX.
Angels, Desert and Urban.
Our atop-over In Angela. Friend
Beaalev's end mtn* *<i ><?? -
est. Our business with Father Wtl- '
llara Dubbin was the merest travesty
upon a trial at law, and was speodlly (
coneluded.
Since there would be no passenger (
train until afternoon, Beasley and 1 ]
resumed our places In the freight's
caboose, and In due time were set
down in Brewster, the breezy little
metropolis of Tlmanyonl Park.
Here my captor?-and friend?appeared
to be very much at home. He
took me to the best hotel, where he
was greeted with affectionate camaraderie
by a clerk who wore a diamond
big enough to serve for a locomotive
headlight, shook hands with,
and Introduced me to, a number of
gentlemen In the lobby, and presently
gave me orders to go up to our rooms
and "take a wash." preparatory to
meeting a certain friend of hie at
luncheon; the meeting contingent upon
his being able to "round up" the friend
In time for the feast.
It still wanted a half-hour ef the
appointeu luncneon time when I descended
to the lobby. A Utile before
one o'clock Beasley came In with a
middle-aged man who looked es tf be
might have been the retired manager
of a Wild West show ; not long-hatred,
or anything like that, but with the
cool eye and bronzed, weather-beaten
face of one who lived under house
roofs only when circumstances forced
him to. A moment later 1 was shaking
hands with Mr. William ptarbuck,
mine owner, ranchman, a director In
the Brewster National bank, president
of the Brewster Commercial club and
the prime mover in e lot of other civic
activities too numerous to mentten.
V may pass lightly ovar the events
of the three days following; days In -j
which MA-flyUUem Starfcuek, who. thdtjocnger
'generation as "Uacltf Btl*
1jr UbdrtH untiringly In my beh<?;' >
procured me the neceeesry working '
credit at the Brewster Nftyepnl,
helped me the. eg^srU>d
i -H.hh ' V"
? . i ' itii ii mi *um* if
and last, but not leant, made my peace
with the railroad company In the matter
of the stolen and smashed Inspection
car'; this being a thing which he
was easily able to do because he was
the brother-in-law, once removed, of
the railroad company's vice president
and general manager.
On our last day In Brewster, and As
a parting favor, 1 asked Starbuck how
I should proceed In regard to quashing
the Indictment against Bullerton,
and when I did ao, he gave me a
shrewd look out of the cool gray eyes,
with a gentla uplifting of She shaggy
brows. "If you are determined to let
Bullerton go, all you have to do Is to
do nothing. If you don't appear In
Copah to prosecute him and his wouldbe
mine Jumpers, the case against
them will be dismissed, as a matter of
course. But really, you know, you
ought to make on example'of them."
"In the circumstances, I can't." I
returned, so we let It go at that; and
an hour later Bensley and 1 were on
oar way back to Atronla and cinn*.
bar mountain.
CHAPTER XX.
Couain Percy Wire a.
It was on the evening of the fourth
day's absence that Beasley and I left
the train at Atropla and took the
mountain trail In reverse for a return
to the high bench on Old Cinnabar,
Reaaley riding a borrowed horse, and
I the calico pony, which Daddy Hiram
had sent down to the station by one of
the newly Imported workmen.
Juat fcs we were leavlug the railroad
station Ruddy Fuller, the operator,
ran out to hand me a telegram.
Since It was too dark to see to read It,
nnd I supposed, naturally, that it was
nothing more Important than a bid
from some machinery firm anxious to
supply our naeda, I thought it might
wait, stuck It into my pocket?and
promptly forgot It.
Our talk, as we rode together up the
low familiar trail, was chiefly of busllesa;
the business of reopening the
nine; and It was not until we were
searing our destination that the exnarshal
said:
"Still stlckln' In your craw that you
iln't a-goln' to pop the whip at Charley
Bullerton?"
"It la," I answered.
"Well, now, why not?"
"Principally because I h^ve promised
lomebody that I wouldn't prosecute."
"Not Hi Twombly; he'd never aat
rou to do anything like that."
"No; not Daddy Hiram."
He didn't press the matter anj
further, and we rode oh In silence. As
we approached the neighborhood of (
the mine, evidences of the fortliputtlng
ictlvltles began to manifest themielves.
Daddy Hiram met us at the door of
als newly repaired cabin across the
lump head and Insisted upon taking
:are of this horses. Beasley and I
a-ashed up at the outdoor, bench-and3as|n
lavatory; and when we went In,
Jeanie had supper ready for us.
She didn't alt at tabla with ue? a
from which I argued that she and her "
father had already eaten?and I
thought she purposely avoided me;
avoided meeting my eye, at least. I
lldu't wonder at It. Her position, as
1 had It figured out, waa rather awkwardly
anomalous. By thlB time, I
dad fully convinced myself that she
was In love with Bullerton, and was 1
probably engaged to be married to
hhu; and that U was only her native
denesty that had driven her te take
ildes against him In the struggle for
the Cinnabar, prompting her to do the
>ne thing which had knocked his nefarious
scheme an the head?naiaely,
he recording of my deed.
Knowing nothing but hard work,
Daddy Hiram was running the deepivell
pumps himself, or rather, taking
he night shift on them ^ and about ten
>'clock. Just as I had made up my mind
:o go to bed and let the repairing activities
take care of themselves, I saw
Teanle going over to the boHer shed
with a pot of freshly made coffee for
jer# father. Here was my chance. I
LhoUght; so 1 waited and cornered her
is she came back.
"Let's have It out, Jeanle," I said;
A-lilch, I confess, was a sort of brutal
way to begin on the woman I loved,
and yet the only way If I was to go on
-emembering that she belonged to another
man. "We can at least be good
friends, can't wo?"
"No," she returned, with a queer little
twist of her pretty lips and a flash
jf the blue eyes, "I'm afraid we can't
sven be th*t?or those?any more, Mr.
Broughton." t
n was awicward for both of oa, ^
? ATonic i
a For Women H i
SO "I wtt hardly able to drat, I DC j
U wassowejUencd/^wrltesMrt. jyj ]
"The doctortreated me tor about |fl \
M two mentor, still I Min't |tt M (
N| any better. 1 had a Urge M (
U tly and Ml I surety ttustdo U i
JQ something to enable m# to tefce UB
nj care of any tittle oose. I had Q j
iCARDUli
m Tin Woman's Tonic?j
JH Mt decided to try It" coo- fit 1
fl ttoeee Mrs. Ray . ,*1 took rj 1
M bottka la all... Ire- N ,
Fi nty wwiui ina mvw pi j
hJ had at more trouble with wo- to
Q r
8 TMlOordto Mto II m ft
M NP "M yei neflh M
, f v
i | i
standing there before the open cabtfl
door, and I pointed; to the bench wtiara
Daddy Hiram was wont to amoke his
evening pipe In good weather.
"Won't you alt down until wa can
sort of flail it out?" I begged*
"It's np use, whatever," she objected
; nevertheless, she did sit down and
let me sit beside her.
"I know just how distressed yau
must be." I began, "and (perhaps I can
lift a bit of the load from your shoulders.
There wlU be no legal steps
taken against your?against Charles
Ballerton."
"Thank you," she said; Just as short
a* that.
And that Isn't all;" I went on. "Aft.
er we get Into the ore and have some
real money to show for It, I'm going
to make over a share In the Cinnabar
to your father and put him In a position
to do the right thing by you when
you marry. And be'il do It; you know
he'll do It."
"How klndl" she murmured, looking
straight out In front of her.
"It isn't kindness; Its bare justice.
Between you, you two have saved say
legacy for ma."
"I wish, now, It hadn't been saved!"
she exclaimed, aa vindictively as you
please.
Truly, I thought, the ways of women
are past finding out; or at least the
wav of a maid !?> '
"Can't I say anything at all without
putting my foot tot* ltT" I asked In
despair. "You break a man's back
with a load of obligation one day, and
toss him lightly out of your young life
the neat! I haven't done anything to
earn your - to earn the beck of jouj
"Let's Have It Out, Jeanie," I Said.
county ta:
State
Ordinary County
"loads
Bridges
Total
;neraw
riarburg
Grange Hill
Pats Branch
Pee Dee
Stafford
Bethel
Center Point
Chesterfield
Parker
Pine Grove
luby
hiloh
Snow Hill
Stafford
Vaughan
Wamble Hill
Slack Creek
Center .?
Center Grove
Cross Roada
kit. Croghan
iuby
Wexford
Winzo
Zion
Buffalo
Dudley
Ifive Forks
Vlangum
Pageland
Plains
Zion
\ngelus
Center Grove
Clarke
lefferson
Macedonia
Plains
Bay Springs ..
n? tun
jicvu mu . ,
Leland
Middendorf
McBee
Providence
Sandy Run
Union
Bey Springe
Bear Creek
Bethesda
Juniper
Middendorf
Patrick
Pats Branch Branch
Shiloh *
Stafford
White Oak
Cat Pond
Juniper
Oualey
Patriek;
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hand, Jeanle; or If I have, I don't
know what It Ik"
"Too hava committed the anpardonable
eU>," she accused coolly. "I don't
wonder that Miss Handle took year
ring off."
I wVsn't gotng to let the talk shift
to Llsitte; not If I knew it, and could
help ML
"What la the unpardonable sin?" I
asked.
"To misunderstand: to think a person
capable of a thing when a person
la not; to?Juat take it for granted
that a person is guilty?oh"?with a
little stamp of her foot?"I can't bear
to talk about It I"
I guess It's a part of a man's equipment
to be dense and sort of stupid?
in his dealings with women. I mean.
Slowly, so slowly that 1 thought the
catch would never snap and hold, my
fool mind crept back along the line,
searching blindly for the point at
which all this fiery indignation toward
me had begun; hack and still back to
that moment of our deliverance?
Daddy's and mine?at the shafthouse
door, with this dear girl untwisting her
aims from her father's neck, and with
me saying, 'Tm not hurt, either. Welcome
home, Miss Twombly?or should
I say, Mrs. Bullerton?"
"Jeanle !* I gasped; "do you mean
that you're not going to marry Charles
Bullerton??that you never meant to?"
"Of course, I'm not 1" she retorted,
with a savage little out-thrust of the
adorable chin. "But you thought so
small of me that you simply took It
for granted I"
(Continued on last page)
L. H. TROTTI,
Dental Surgaon
Chesterfield, S. C.
Office on second floor in Ross
J. ARTHUR KNIGHT
AltorM|*at-La?
Office in Courthouse
ChaaUrfial^ &? C.
R. L. McMANUS
Dentist
Chcraw, S. C.
At Chestoreld, Monday
A Pageland, Tuesday.
At Mt. Croghan, Wednesday morning
Ruby, Wednesday afternoon
Society Hill, Thursday
Cheraw, Friday and Saturday
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THt VNIVIRSAL CAB
CARS, TRUCKS, TRACTORS
SERVICE
PARTS
LUCAS AUTO CO.
X LEVY 1921
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