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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 17, 1907)
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Author of "The Mi9tcr Muitimcr." "A Prince of Sinners," "Mysterious Mr
Sabln," "Anna the Adventuress," Etc.
CopyrlflhU 1005, 1000. by UTTLE. BROWN, and COMPANY.
AETnil bcry sat up mill rubbed hn
CTO-1. lie whs Htm, toot
sore ami n Utile elillly. There
was no man servant nrraug
H? IiIh bath and doilies, no pleasant
Miniil of coffee hone of (lie small lux
HiiiM lo which he was accustomed. On
Hie eoittt'tiry, lie hail slept all night
lon it lied of bracken wllli no other
oimlng than the .stiff pine needles
firum Hie tall lilnek trees, whose
M range, rustling niusle hail lulled lilm
lie sat up and remembered sudden
ly where he was and how he hud come
Mii-re. lie yawned and was on Ilia
point of mruggling to Ills led when
hi became aware of certain chunked
-omlltions in his surroundings. Home
hutinet of simple curiosity perhaps,
lint of far reaching effect, led him to
m-awl hack Into his hiding place and
Last night two things alone, after
many hours of painful walking, bad
Impressed themselves upon his con
hciousnoss the dark, Illimitable forest
and the double line of rails which with
the absolute strnlghtness of exact sci
ence had stretched behind and In front
till the treetops In the far distance had
Hccincd to touch and the rails them
selves to vanish Into the black heart of
Hie close growing pines. For miles he
had limped along the painfully rough
track without seeing the slightest sign
of any break In the woods or any hu
mnii being. At last the desire for
uleep bad overtaken him. lie was u
hardy young Englishman, and a night
out of doors In the middle of ,Iune
-amler these odorous pines presented It
helf merely as a not disagreeable ad
venture. Five minutes after the Idea
htul occurred to hiiu he was asleep.
And now in the gray morning he
looked out upon n different scene.
Scarcely a dozen yards from him stood
a single traveling coacn of dark greeu,
drawn by a heavy engine. At inter
vals of scarcely twenty paces up and j
ilnwii the line as far as lie could see
soldiers were stationed like sentries.
They were looking sharply about in all
directions, and he could even hear the
fojtsteps of others crashing through
1lie wood. From the train three or
four men in long cloaks had already
descended. They were standing In the
track talking together.
The young man behind the bracken
felt himself In somewhat of a dilem
ma. There was n delightful smell of
fresh coffee from the waiting coach,
mid there seemed to be not the slight
nt reason why he should not emerge
from bis hiding place and claim the
hospitality of these people. Ho was u
finite harmless person, with proper cre
dentials and nu adequate explanation
of his presence there. On the other
Imnd, the spirit of ndventure natural
to his years strongly prompted htm to
remain where bo was and watch. He
felt certain that something was going
to happen. Besides, those soldiers had
exactly the nlr of looking for sotne
ody to shoot.
While he was hesitating something
did happen. There was n shrill whis
tle, n puff of white smoke iu the dis
tance, and another train approached
rom the opposite direction.
It drew up within a few feet of the
one which was nlready waiting. Al
iost Immediately half a dozen men,
-who were already standing upon the
platform of the car, descended. One
of these approached rapidly and salut
od the central flguro of thoso who had
een talking together in the track.
.After a few moments conversation
these two, followed by one other man
only who was carrying a writing port
folio, ascended the platform of tho
train which had arrived first and dis
Tho young man who was watching
these proceedings yawned.
"No duel, then," he muttered to him
self. "I've half a mind to go out."
Then he caught sight of a particularly
flcreo looking soldier with his finger
already upon tho trigger of his gun,
and ho decided to remain where ho
In about half nn hour the two men
reappeared on the platform of the car.
Simultaneously tho window of the car
riage in which they had been sitting
was opened, and the third man was
Tisible, standing before a small table
and arranging some papers. Suddenly
Mo was called from outside. He thrust
hh hat upon the papers and hastened
to obey tho summons.
A little gust of breeze front the open
ing and closing of the door detached
one of tho sheets of paper from tho re
straining weight of the hat. It flut
tered out of tho window and lay for a
moment upon the side of the track. No
no noticed It, and in a second or two
H tl uttered underneath tho clump of
bracken behind which tho young Eng
lishman was hiding, lie thrust out his
baud and calmly secured it.
In lcs than live minutes the plnce
was deserted. Anilil many hasty fare
wells, wholly unintelligible to the
watcher, the two groups of men sep.i
rated and climbed Into their respective
trains. As soon as every one was out
of sitrht the Englishman rose, with a '
little grunt of satisfaction, and stretch
He glanced first at the sheet of wiper
mill, finding It written in Orman.
thriiflt It Into his pocket. Then he
commenced an anxious search for
smoking materials and eventually pro-1
duccd a pipe, a crumpled packet of to
hacco and two matches.
"Thank heavens!" he exclaimed,
lighting up. "And now for a tramp."
He plodded steadily along the track
for an hour or more. All the time he
was in the heart of the forest. Pheas
ants and rabbits and squirrels continu
ally crossed In front of him. Once a
train passed, and an excited guard
shouted threats and warnings, to which
he replied in lluctit but ineffective
"Johnnies seem to think I'm trespass
ing," lie remarked to himself in an ag
grieved tone. "I can't help being on
their beastly line."
Tall, smooth faced and fair, he walk
ed with the long -stepped, lightsome
grace or the athletic young lmgnsn
man of his day. He was well dressed
y i j Our May B
India Linons, from ....81310 30c yd
Hatred Dimities, from 10 to 20c yd
Barred Nainsooks, from 10 to 20c yd
Dotted Swiss, from 1 5 to 25c yd
Lmbroide'rcd Swiss, at 30c yd
Lace striped Swiss, from 12A to 30c yd
Those soldiers hud cxuctlu the nlr
looUliiu for somebody to shoot.
in tweed clonics, cut by n good tailor,
a llttlo creased by his night out of
doors, but otherwise immaculate. He
I hummed a popular air to himself and
held his head high. If only ho were
1 not so hungry!
j Then he came to a station. It was a
little more than a few rows of plunks,
I with a chalet at one end. But a very
welcome sight confronted him. A lit
tle pile of luggage, with his Initials.
G. P., was on the end of tho platform
nearest to him.
"That conductor was a sensible
chap!" ho exclaimed. "Glad I tipped
Tho station master, In uniform, camo
hurrying out. The young Englishman
took off his hat and produced a phrnso
book from his pocket. Ho Ignored tho
stream of words which the station
master, with many gesticulations, was
already pouring out.
"My luggage," he said firmly, laying
one hand upon tho pile and waving tho
Tho station master acquiesced heart
ily. He waxed eloquent aguln, but tho
Englishman was busy with the phraso
"Hungry! Hotel?" be attempted.
The station ninster pointed to where
the smoke was curling upward from a
score or 80 of houses about half a
mile distant. Tho Englishman was get
ting pleased with himself. Outside wns
a weird looking carriage, and on the
box seat was a very fat man In a
shiny hat ornamented by n bunch of
feathers, fast asleep. Ho pointed to
4hc luggage, then to tho cab and finally
to the village.
"Luggage, hotel, carriage," ho sug
gested. The station master beamed all over.
. With a shout which must hnvo reached
the vlllttgo ho nwakened the sleeping
(Continued "ii I'm- !-ix.i
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