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The story opens with the shipwreck of
the steamer on which Miss Genevieve
Leslie, an American heiress. Lord Win
thrope. an Knglishman, and Tom Blake,
a brusque American, were passengers.
The three were tossed upon an uninhab
ited island and were the only ones not
drowned. Blake recovered from a drunk
en stupor. Blake, shunned on the boat,
because of his rouRhness, became a hero
as preserver of the helpless pair. The
Knglishman was suing for the hand of
Hiss Leslie. Blake started to swim back
to the ship to recover what was left.
Blakf returned safely. Winthrope wasted
his last match on a cigarette, for which
he was scoied by Blake. Their first meal
was a dead fish.
CHAPTER III. Continued.
"To be sure, the Japanese eat raw
fish," admitted Winthrope.
"Yes; and you'd swallow your share
of it if you had an invite to a swell
dinner in Tokyo. Go on now, both of
jou. It's no joke, I tell you. You've
got to eat, if you expect to get to wa
ter before night. Understand? See
that headland south? Well, it's 100 to 1
we'll not find water short of there, and
if we make it by night, we'll be doing
better than I figure from the looks of
these bogs. Now go to chewing. That's
H! That's fine. Miss Jenny!"
Miss Leslie had forced herself to
lake a nibble of the raw fish. The
flavor proved less repulsive than she
had expected, and its moisture was so
grateful to her parched mouth that
she began to cat with eagerness. Not
to be outdone, Winthrope promptly
followed her lead. Blake had already
cut himself a second slice. After he
had cut more for his companions, he
began to look them over with a close
nsz that proved embarrassing to Miss
"Here's more of the good stuff," he
said. "While you're chewing it, we'll
sort of take stock. Everybody shell
out everything. Here's my outfit
thiee shillings, half a dozen poker
chips, and not another blessed Say,
what's become of that whisky flask?
have you seen my flask?
"Here it is, right beside me, Mr.
Blake," answered Miss Leslie. "But
it is empty."
" "Might be worse! What you got?
hairpins, watch? No pocket, I sup
pose?" "Xone; and no watch. Even most
of my pins are gone," replied the girl,
and she raised her hand to her loosely
"Well, hold on to what you've got
left. They may come in for fish
hooks. Let's see your shoes."
Miss Leslie slowlj- thrust a slender
little foot just beyond the hem of her
draggled white skirt.
"Good Lord!" groaned Blake, "slip
pers, and high heels at that! How do
you expect to walk in those things?"
"I can at least try," replied the girl,
"Hobble! Pass 'em over here, Win
nie, my boy."
The slippers were handed over.
Blake took one after the other and
wreched off the heel close to its base.
"Now you've at least got a pair of
slippers," he said, tossing them back
to their owner. "Tie them on tight
with a couple of your ribbons, if you
don't want to lose them in the mud.
Now, Winthrope, what you got beside
Winthrope held out a bunch of long
flat keys and his cigarette case. He
opened the latter and was about to
throw away the two remaining cigar
ettes when Blake grasped his wrist.
"Hold on! even they may come in
for something. We'll at least keep
them until we need the case."
"And the keys?"
"Make arrow-heads, if we can get
"I've heard of savages making fire
by rubbing wood."
"Yes; and we're a long way from
being savages at present. All the
show wc have is to find some kind of
quartz or flint, and the sooner we start
to look the better. Got your slippers
tied. Miss Jenny?"
"Yes; I think they'll do."
"Think! It's knowing the thing.
Here, let me 16ok."
The girl shrank back; but Blake
stooped and examined first one slipper
and then the other. The ribbons about
both were tied in dainty bows. Blake
jerked them loose and twisted them
firmly over and under the slippers and
about the girl's slender ankles before
knotting the ends.
"There; that's more like. You're
not going to a dance," he growled.
He thrust the empty whisky flask
into his hip pocket and went back to
pass a sling of reeds through the gills
of the coryphene.
"All ready now," he called. "Le's
get a move on. Keep my coat closer
about your shoulders. Miss Jenny, and
keep your shade up, if you don't "want
"Thank you, Blake. I'll see to that."
said Winthrope. "I'm going to help
Miss Leslie along. I've fastened our
two shades together, so that they will
answer for both of us."
"How about yourself, Mr. Blake?"
inquired the girl. "Do you not find the
sun fearfully hot?"
"Sure; but I wet my head in the
sea. and here's another souse."
As he rose with dripping head from
beside the pool he slung the coryphene
on hia back and started off without
A Journey in Desolation.
fAm ORNING was well advanced
JL Wr ana e sun eat down upon'
" the three with almost over-
uuitvuu. uwcucac. iiiu ucul nuuiu
have rendered their thirst unendurable
had not Blake hacked off for them bit
after bit of the moist coryr.aene flesi. J
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Stopped, Utterly Spent.
In a temperate climate ten miles
over firm ground is a pleasant walk
for one accustomed to the exercise.
Quite a different matter is ten miles
across mud-flats, covered with a tan
gle of reeds and rushes, and frequently
dipping into salt marsh and ooze. Be
fore they had gone a mile Miss Leslie
would have lost her slippers had it
not been for Blake's forethought in
tying them so securely. Within a lit
tle more than three miles the girl's
strength began to fail.
"Oh, Blake," called Winthrope, for
the American was some yards in the
lead, "pull up a bit on that knoll. We'll
have to rest a while, I fancy. Miss
Leslie is about pegged."
"What's that?" demanded Blake.
"We're not half-way yet!"
Winthrope did not reply. It was all
he could do to drag the girl up on the
hummock. She sank, half-fainting,
upon the dry reeds, and he sat down
beside her to protect her with the
shade. Blake stared at the miles
of swampy flats which yet lay between
them and the out-jutting headland of
gray rock. The base of the cliff was
screened by a belt of trees; but the
nearest clump of green did not look
more than a mile nearer than the
"Hell!" muttered Blake, despondent
ly. "Not even a short four miles.
Mush and sassiety girls!"
Though he spoke to himself the
others heard him. Miss Leslie flushed
and would have risen had not Win
thrope put his hand on her arm.
"Could you not go on and bring
back a flask of water for Miss Leslie?"
he asked. "By that time she will be
"No; I don't fetch back any flasks
of water. She's going when I go, or
you can come on to suit yourselves."
"Mr. Blake, you you won't go and
leave me here! If you have a sister
if your mother "
"She died of drink, and both my
sisters vdid worse."
"My God, man! do you mean to say
you'll abandon a helpless young girl?"
"Not a bit more helpless than were
my sisters when you rich folks' guar
dians of law and order jugged me for
the winter 'cause I didn't have a job
and turned both girls into the street
onto the street, if you know what
that means one only 16 and the other
17. Talk about helpless young girls
Miss Leslie cringed back as though
she had been struck. Blake, however,
seemed to have -vented his anger in
the curse, for when he agsln spoke
there was nothing more than impa
tience in his tone. "Come on, now;
get aboard. Winthrope couldn't lug
you a half-mile, and long's it's the
only way don't be all day about it.
Here, Winthrope, look to the fish."
"But, my dear fellow. I don't quite
take your idea, nor does Miss Leslie, I
fancy," ventured Winthrope.
"Well, we've got to get to water or
die; and as the lady can't walk she's
going on my back. It's a case of
"No! I am not I am not! I'd sooner
"I'm afraid you'll find that easy
enough later on, Miss Jenny. Stand
by, Winthrope, to help her up. Do
you hear? Take the knife and fish and
lend a hand."
There was a note in Blake's voice
that neither Winthrope nor Miss Les
lie dared disregard. Though scarlet
with mortification, she permitted her
self to be taken pick-a-back upon
Blake's broad shoulders and meekly
obeyed his command to clasp her
hands about iiis throat. Yet even at
that moment, such are the inconsis
tencies of human nature, she could not
but admire the ease with which he
rose under her weight.
New that he no longer had tie st)T.-
pace of the girl to consider, he ad
vanced at his natural gait, the quick,
tireless stride of an American railroad
surveyor. His feet, trained to swamp
travel in Louisiana and Panama,
seemed to find the firmest ground as
by instinct, and whether on the half
dried mud of the hummocks or in the
ankle-deep water of the bogs, they felt
their way without slip or stumble.
Winthrope, though burdened only
with the half-eaten coryphene, toiled
along behind, greatly troubled by the
mud and the tangled reeds, and now
and then flung down by some unlucky
misstep. His modish suit, already
much damaged by the salt water, was
soon smeared afresh with a coating of
greenish slime. His one consolation
was that Blake, after jeering at his first
tumble, paid no more attention to
him-t n e other hand, he was cut
by the seeming indifference of Miss
Ltslie. Intent on his own misery, he
failed to consider that the girl might
be suffering far greater discomfort and
More than three miles had been cov
ered before Blake stopped on a hum
mock. Releasing Miss Leslie, he
stretched out on the dry crest of the
knoll and called for a slice of the fish.
At his urging the others took a few
mouthfuls, although their throats were
so parched that even the moist flesh
afforded scant relief. Fortunately for
them all, Blake had been thoroughly
trained to endure thirst. He rested
less than ten minutes; then taking
Miss Leslie up again like a rag doll,
he; swung away at a good pace.
The trees were less than half a
mile distant when he halted for the
second time. He would have gone to
them without a pause, though his mus
cles were quivering with exhaustion,
had not Miss Leslie chanced to look
around and discover that Winthrope
was no longer following them. For
the last mile he had been lagging
farther and farther behind, and nqw
he had suddenly disappeared. At the
girl's dismayed exclamation, Blake re
leased his hold and she found herself
standing in a foot or more of mud and
water. The sweat was streaming
down Blake's face. As Jhe turned
around, he wiped it off with his shirt
sleeves. "Do you can It be. Air. Blake, that
he has had a sunstroke?" asked Miss
CAME TO HIM AS INSPIRATION
When Mr. Sankey First Sang the
Famed "Ninety and Nine."
The story of "Ninety and Nine," the
well-known hymn the music for which
Mr. Ira D. Sankey improvised in a burst
of deep feeling, was told by Rev. Dr.
C. E. Locke, at the funeral of Mr.
Sankey. The evangelist had found a
little poem, "The Lost Sheep," in a
Scotch newspaper, so runs Dr. Locke's
account In the Brooklyn Eagle, and
had clipped it. One nighty in Edin
burgh Mr. Moody asked him to sing.
Mr. Moody had just finished his ser
mon. "The Good Sh'epherd." Mr.
Sankey had no thought of composing
a new son?, but as he used to tell the
"As I sat at the organ my fingers
fell on A flat and my eyes fell on that
little pec. I began to sing, and I
sang the words of that poem."
When he had finished, Mr. Moody
rushed down from the platform and
asked him where he had found that
song. He said it was the most won
derful song he had ever i:erd. Mr.
Moody was weeping, Mr. Saiify was
weeping and the audience was in
"Sunstroke? No; he's just laid
down, that's all. , I thought he had
more sand confound him!"
"But the sun is so dreadfully hot,
and I have his shade."
"And he's been tumbling into every
other pool. No; it's not the sun. I've
half a mind to let him lie the paper
legged swell! It would no more than
square our aboard-ship accounts."
"Surely, you would not do that, Mr.
Blake! It may be that he has hurt
himself in falling."
"In this mud? bah! iBut I guess
I'm in for the pack-mule stunt all
around. Now, now; don't yowl, Miss
Jenny. I'm going. But you can't ex
pect me to love the snob."
As he splashe'd away on the return
trail, Miss Leslie dabbed at her eyes
to check the starting tears.
"Oh, dear Oh, dear!" she moaned;
"what have I done to be so treated?
Such a brute. Oh, dear! and I am so
In her despair she would have sunk
down where she stood had not the
sliminess of the water repelled her.
She gazed longingly at the trees, in
the fore of which stood a grove of
stately palms. The half-mile seemed
an Insuperable distance, but the ride
on Blake's .back had rested her and
thirst goadedher forward.
Stumnling and slipping she waued
on across the inundated ground, and
came out upon a half-baked mud-flat,
where the walking wa3 much easier.
But the sun was now almost directly
overhead, and between her thirst and
the heat she soon found herself falter
ing. She tottered on a few steps
farther, and then stopped, utterly
spent. As she sank upon the dried
rushes she glanced around and was
vaguely conscious of a strange, double
headed figure following her path
across the marsh. All about her be
The next she knew Blake was
splashing her head and face with
brackish water out of the whisky flask.
She raised her hand to shield her
face, and -sat up, sick and dizzy.
"That's it!" said Blake. He spoke
in a kindly tone, though his voice was
harsh and broken with thirst. "You're
all right now. Pull yourself together
and we'll get to the trees in a jiffy."
"I'm here, Miss Genevieve. It was
only a wrenched ankle. If I had a
stick, Blake, I fancy I could make a
go of it over this drier ground."
"And lay yourself up for a month.
Come, Miss Jenny, brace up for an
other try. It's only a quarter-mile,
and I've gotto pack him."
The girl was gasping with thirst;
yet she made an effort, and, assisted
by Blake, managed to gain her feet.
She was still dizzy; but as Blake
swing Winthrope upon his back, he
told her to take hold of his arm. Win
thrope held the shade over her head.
Thus assisted, and sheltered from the
direct beat of the sun-rays, she tot
tered along beside Blake, half-unconscious.
Fortunately the remaining distance
lay across a stretch of bare dry
ground, for even Blake had all but
reached the limit of endurance. Step
by step he labored on, staggering un
der the weight of the Englishman and
gasping with a thirst which his ex
ertions rendered even greater than
that of his companions. But through
the trees and brush which stretched
away inland in a wall of verdure he
had caught glimpses of a broad stream
and the hope of fresh water called out
every ounce of his reserve strength.
At last the nearest palm was only a
few paces distant. Blake clutched
Miss Leslie's arm and dragged her
forward with a rush in a final outburst
of energy. A moment later all three
lay gasping in the shade. But the
river was yet another 100 yards dis
tant. Blake waited only to regain his
breath; then he staggered up and went
on. The others, unable to rise, gazed
after him in silent misery.
Soon Blake found himself rushing
through the jungle along a broad trail
pitted with enormous footprints; but
he was so near mad with thirst that
he paid no heed to the spoor other
than to curse the holes for the trouble
they gave him. Suddenly the trail
turned to the left and Sloped down a
low bank into the river. Blind to all
else, Blake ran down the slope and
dropping upon his knees plunged his
head into the water.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
tears, so great was the impression
produced by the song.
"I sang it as God gave it to me,"
Mr. Sankey replied. He never changed
a note of the song from the time it
fell from his lips. Youth's Companion.
Fled from Hoodoo Cat.
Deserted by her crew at the very
moment of sailing for the north, the
fishing schooner Edrie, due to leave at
two o'clock Friday afternoon, still lies
at her moorings and all because of a
cross-eyed black cat. Friday the crew
was making final arrangements to sail,
when a yell resounded out of the hold.
A sailor burst through the hatch,
scrambled over the side and made off
before anyone could stop him.
While the others were gazing after
his retreating form a yowl came from
the darkness below and a black cat
appeared upon the deck. One look at
the stub-tailed, green-eyed feline was
enough. Every man of the crew
picked up his bundle and silently de
parted, nor can the captain by any
means lure any of them back on
beard. San Francisco Chronicle.
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The Earth and the Moon.
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moon even as the moon shines on the
earth is obvious. To detect this light
from the earth on the lunar surface
and scientifically prove its existence
is another matter. It is interesting to
find that a recent number of a Krench
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