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MIRAGE
rrxorstsTha nrarra'i t -dtii-tn" m.
lernd kr Imhm Trlao la th prlvata war of nHM
arblh. throuah tha acmcy of hit dauahtar J aril! h, h waf
4-tnat AIM I tr, hd of tba maa, aoa- dtad. who waa Inna.
Mat If rponlbl for Iba aeeldwit whlrh r-1rJ Tria a
Mlalaaa arlpa'a. Ala loraa and la lod bp SVoaa, Jadlib't
twt aad doubla. Jadltfc nwi to mmput hi dth. ktit
nndr dramatla trtreumataac Afcaa aara bar lit aad ao.
kawlSUnflr. wind bar lovo. Thraftr Jadlih la by torn
aatiaitud kr th aw lav, th old hatred, and jMlnuir of
atotar. ta oala bar prcatlnn, Alan and Koao and
hair friaad Hmrmma toft rfu( la th Palnud Hill ranaa
mt arM mountain hordtrlna th Arnona daaarta. Judith,
vfella ajwrawt, auSara a ahanaa of hurt aad rnn tbata
ta Man to art a attampt aaoa thrlr- llvah. la ratara for
tela aho t aatad kr an outlaw acoempllo aad bound ht-
to th bach of a bora. Aim ahoat tha aeeomollaa aad
thai karaa ma taaf, followlne a parlloua moamtala trail.
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I TUX MAN IN THE SHADOW.
Tw hundred feet, If end, Hopt Jim fell from the
fif of the cliff. Thea suddenly th Thing that had
been Hopt Jim Blade vu checked In 1U headlong
descant by tha outstanding trunk of a tree, over
.rhica tt remained, doubled up, limp, horrible . . .
Th misiatur landslide that had been rnd br
hi fail vent on. settling gradually aa the elope
became ! aheer. Only part of it, a double hand
ful of pebbles, gained the bottom of the canyon.
' Its muffled Impact on the ground round hta feet
roused the man who, had eompaaaed the bandit's
jdeeth from the pete he had unconsciously assumed
on u instant or nnng.
) II stepped back and snatched up a cas contain
ing binocular. . "
'. Kot before the glasses were adjusted to his rife
loa did h find time to respond absently to th
alarmed and insistent inquiries of his two cora-
ranlons, a man of his own k and a girt of some
years lees, who had been wakened from their sleep
by tb report of the rifle.
Now the latter "plucked his sleere, momentirlly
deflecting the flaatee rrom the objoct which they,
were followlnc so sedulnnsly as it mored along th
heights: a wildly running horse with a woman
bound helpless upo Its back, both sharply in sil
houette acoJnst the burning blue.
"Alan!" the girl demanded, "what is it? Why
did you flreT Why won't you answer me? What
is itr
Judith," Alan replied tersely, again picking up
with the glasses the runaway hone that fled so
madly along th perilous and narrow track of th
hill tralL .
Tb name was echoed from two throats as Alan
wung sharply and thrust th glasses into the
mds of the girl. . .
f "Judith," he sdrmed with a look o poignant
soticltude. "She's roped to the back of that crasy
broncho helpless! Bee for yourself: one 'false
step suppose a stone turns beneath its hoof
shell be killed!" '
While the girl focused her glasses upon that
speck that flew against the sky.Alsn turned to th
two horses hobbled, near by and seising a saddle
throw It orer the back of ono.
At thl.t ' u. other men strode to his sld aad drop
pine a dotainlng hand upon bis arm, asked:
. "What are you goir.fc to do?"
Alan shook the hand off and went on with his
self appointed taak. ,
"Go after her. Tom. of course," he replied. "What
!peT That anlraul Is crazy, 1 tull you"
"Even so," Tm lUrcus argiifxl, "you can't climb
that tlllsida on horseback and if you could, you'd
be too tat to catch up, much less prevent an ao
cldent" , .
"I know it. Cut suppvme it doesn't fall . ,
Tow know what's beyond these hills desert! And
th girl is helpless, I tell you. bound hand and foot.
Think of ter being carried that way all day, per
bspa f&ce up to this brutal sun!"
"You're raving." Parous commented in a hope
la turn. lie looked to tha girl "Rose Miss
Trtoe rfccm with this madman"
Propping th glaises, the girl cam swiftly and
AOiiS-io&Uy U her lover's side, Itjag her Hps to
bis.
"Oo, sweetheart!" she told him. "8a v her if
yoo eaa!"
Then hoofbeats drumming on the hard packed
rtJpf the canyon trail struck a hundred echoes
from its ruftged, rocky walls.
Mr. Barcus showed Rse Trlae a face almost
ludicrous with its anru!?hed smile that was in
ttsded to sm reassurlns.
'Let s look sharp and follow him as quick as may
be." h urged. 'Llphtntn? win never strike i-a so
long as w stick to Mr. Law of the charmed life
tut I don't n,tnd telling you. onrct out of h'.a co-a-laiiy,
i'm Juct naturally afraid of the dark!"
t XI THE .TRAIL OP FLYIN'd IIOOF-PRINTa '
la the still air of that young dsy the chill of
rlfht linxered stubbo-nly and would until the
shadow of the e:i?t?nt rawimrt had crcrt slowly
down th canyon's western well, teletcoped upon
itsrif aad vaniahsd, Icttitis la the aun to make the
place a pHof torment and of burning.
Refreshed from ret nrnl cshtlarsted by this
rrotul CfJcinBs, hii htirso re-jpondod vUltnflr to
ls fret lijht touch tf Alaa's ipi:r. In a twinkling
the overciKht camp dro:ic1 from view buhlnd the
rounded ijojU't vt a Llllfi.le. i:iosjulte-c!oaked.
'Thon fro-n Hi f.rrt rrirl'ed 'fight tho hrse set
tled down to tt-aCy k1cc Unttihcnd Its stride,
and ran r lo.ir-.e, yI.U tlie 1- n;, aprnrrr'tly ef
foriler and tirelar kro of the plalns-brc-d broncho,
ventre a t?rr.
.'r-. S fc-rr-ro-froTi camp had anticipated by
& rimed Jn;t:r l. n.r tho cp:-ctrr.nco on tho upper
trail tf f -itr.Oi rf tba firia bandit, to the r.-jc.her
of fo'i- i r f re, vim had both i!:acovred and recov
c:ci .! 1 I". caKcd Mi dtp-h :nurdc and pledged
t!.!.,;!v.-t la it av-.c ia.'r.f laying YcspcnslbH.
ity t r U i i:mu-, t-rlv.c ft the cx,r of the man
-.id v..i;! . ho tr.n f:l cr.avaB, txatcdlately
Ivw tl o icc:.3 if lit ?! Jim's falL
rrtwecir t'i r r'nt vhn dlreTery of th men
cn tUa tU'c a f!l itcrrur-tcd thetr r!:npl nd hur
nc1 trtr.i-.'. f t -.d that v-MtU f-'nd Roie and Par
ens ir.o.:r:i-J ca tiu Lr.c' of tt"!r on hori and
t.!riB tlx bf't cf thflr nay tJ n th canyon ia
tumult cf Alt.-, but lis Jd Una r4a.J ltpd.
iii eraa with lis C--u!,'a burden, thair wrt
irif.fJo bpttor time tipon the broad lower level than
there who followed the rlds;e trail. By mid morn
.Inn, when they approached the foothills that ran
down to tho desert, the pursultswas more than a
rr.!:o in tho rear and shut off to boot by a mono
lithic hill, whiie Alan was many a weary Mil in
tdvnnco. ,
Ho sat upon h!a hors. Just . then, at standstill .
t upon nhe summit of a rounded knoll, the Fainted
Mils lifting up boblnd him, tha desert before un-
folding Ilk a map,
. Descending th knoll he retned his lagging mount
back Into the trail, following its winding course
through tho foothills and round the baa of that
monolithic mountain toward th Junction with th
ridge trail, miles away.
It approached tb hour of noon before he gained
th point where tb two trails Joined and struck s
out across the desert. And her he discovered
what b thought Indisputable Indications that th
- fright of Judith's hors had persisted.
Abandoning immediately all notion of returning
through tho hills by tb rldge-trall, be turned and
wung away at the best pace h could spur from
his broncho1, delivering Almself into th pttllces cm
brae f that Iff.placfM wildarness of sun and
and. ,
At long Intervals he would check th broncho
ad, reeling in th saddle, endeavor to sweep tbo
desert with his binoculars.
And toward the middle of th afternoon h fan
cied that something rewarded on such effort:
something for an Instant swam athwart th field of
, ' th glasses: something that seemed to nov Ilk a.
weary hors with a human flgur bound to its
back. . ,
But now phenomena were discernible which, had
b been mor desert wise, would hav mad him
pans and think befor h adventured farther from
thos hills, already beyond reach as they were.
His first appreciated warning cam when tb "
surface of th desert seemed to lift and shake ilk
th top of a canvas tnt la a gale. At th sam
JOSEPH
elf his shadow. And she was now th ftrongwr,
for sh had bad mor than. an hour's rest bsld
the waterhole, v.hlch ho had missed on th way of
that rocky windbreak. Sooner or later . his
strength must fall him and be would need her: OH
then she was content to bide her hour.
It befell rrcnontly In startling fashion; sh was
not a yard behind him when he vanished abruptly.
But th next moment Judith herself was tremb
ling' on tha crumbling brink of an arroyo of depth
hd width indeterminable in the obscurity of tb
duststorra. Down this, evidently, Alan had fallen
in his blindness. ,
tH sorrTy Trpou her. Bh reelfd slightly as sh
walked, weaving a .winding trail across and acrosa
th straighter lin of footprint that marked Alan's
course through th ordered pattern of th pow
dered sagebrush.
And of a sudden sh collapsed.
Instinct alon mad Alan glanc over-shoulder:
for sh had mad no sound whatever. .
He turned and cam directly back to her, knelt
beside her, lifted her head, pillowed it gently on his
am and plied her id turn with the v dregs of th
canteen.
With a sigh, a stifled moan and a 1UU skiver,
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time a mighty gust of, wind wept athwart the
wast, hot as a furnace-blaat. In a trie dust en
veloped man and hors. a stilling cloud of super
heated particles that stung th flesh Ilk a myriad
needles. And then darkness fell, th twilight of
bndes, a copper-colored pall. Nothing remained
visible beyond arm's length,
Blinded, half suffocated, unspeakably dismayed
and bewildered, th broncho swung round, back to
th blast, and rv fused to budg another inch.
H'w-e'f mora than half-dared," but etlll hounded
by his nlehtmar vision of Jodlva, Alan dismounted
' to escape being torn bodily from the saddle by that
. hellish sand-blast, and selling th bridle sought to
draw th hors on with htm.
. II wasted hi strength In that endeavor: th ani
mal balked, planted 1U hoofs deep In th sand.
Stiffened its legs and resisted with th stubborn
ness of a rock; then, of a sudden. Jerked Its head
smartly, snapped tha bridle from his grasp aad
flung away, scudding before th storm.
Pursuit was out of th question: indeed, th bri
dle was barely torn from his hand before. Alan lost
light of th broncho,
For a moment h stood rooted In consternation
as in a bog with an arm opthrown across his fao.
Then th thought of Judith recurrd. ...
Head" bended and shoulders rounded, he began
to forge a way into the teeth of the sandstorm.
How long be fought on, pitting his strength
ajrvljict th elements, cannot be reckoned.
In tha end h stumbled blindly down a slight
docllno snd waa abruptly conscious that h had In
soma way found shelter from the full fore of tho
alnd. . .
He etfipFfred on another yard or two, breathtng
n:oro freely, and blundered into a rough-ribbed way
rf rocH som sporadic outcrop, be understood,
hoi bulk stood between him and th storm.
He thought to rest for a time, until tb storm had
spnut Its greatest strength: but as he laid his
shoulder gratefully against th rock and scrubbed
the dust from his smarting eyes he saw what he at
first conceived to be an hallucination: J ad 1th Trine
standing within a yard of him, alive, strong, free.
He stared incredulously, ssw her recogntz him,
open her mouth to titter a wondering cry that was
inaudible, snd com quickly nearer.
"Alan! Yoa came to me! Tou followed na,
through all this!"
He threw off her bend with a bitter laugh that
was like the croaking of a raven as it Issued from
Ms bone-dry throat and ia a momentary poeses
s!oa of hyeterlo madness, reeled away from th
"Roman and th shelter of th reck and delivered
bluselt anew to th mercy of the dust-storm.
in OPEN MUTINY.
Though she had been schooled to hold the very
nam of Law la loathing unspeakable and to think
of Alan aa a mortal enemy and aa on wuoae death
alon could properly reoult th cruel Injury that
bad been don her father: and thrush the man
himself had laughed to scorn her first Involuntary
contention of that lav for htm which now con
surabd her being with its Insatisbl fires, sh swal
lowed her chagrin and followed him with the solici
tude of one wtaos lov caa recognis ao wrong in
its object Through all th remainder of that day
ef terror sh was aevsr far from his sld.
WUh U neskaaaa at th strvsa, sk scad o
Ehe. 'found him Insensible, lying with an arm
beDl dndor him in a pose frightfully suggestive of
. d'rlocatlon. Yet when she turned him on his back
and released th arm, he made no sign to Indicate
that the movement bad caused him the slightest
pain. ' .
There was a slight cut upon his brow, a bruise
about bis left temple. She tore linen from her
bosom, beneath her coarse flannel shirt, aad with
, sparing aid from the' canteen, washed the cut clean
and bandaged It ' . - ' .
Then, seeing that the storm, held with fury nn
abated, she roee, reconnoltered and returned to"
exert all her strength and drag the unconscious
man acrosa the dry bed of that ancient water
course and under the lee of its farther bask..
There, sitting, she pillowed his head upon her
lap, and binding over him made her body an addi
tional shelter to him from the swirling clouds of
dust . .
And for hours on end Judith nursed htm there,
scarce daring to move sve to minister to bis
needs, bathing his fevered brow and moistening hla
parched Hps and throat
la the course of the first hour she was ooee
startled by the spectral vision through the driving
sheets of dust of a horse that -plodded up the
arroyo, bearing two riders on its back.
Wearr with the weight of its double burden. It
went slowly and passed so near to Judith that she
i was able to recognize the features pf her sister
and Tom Barcus.
Be sure she made never a sign to catch thetr
attention. -
Within tb next succeeding hour lb, coppery
light lost something of Its. hot brilliance, took oa
a darker shade, and then on darker still. TwV
light stole athwart the desert turning its beat to
chill. Its Jlght to violet
Growing mor intense, tb cold eventually roused
the sleeping man.
And hardly had his eyes unclosed and looked ap
Into the eyes Of Judith bending oversfetro than he
started up and out of her embrace, got unsteadily
upon bis feet and after a moment at pause, watch
ing her ris In turn, strode away or, rather, stag
gered with the gesture cf exorcism.
Uncomplaining, hugging her newborn humility
to her with the ecstasy of th anchorite his horse- .
hair shirt, Judith followed him patiently, at a lttti
distance. ,
Not far from where he had rested there was a
break In the overhanging wail of the arroyo.
Through this he scrambled painfully, reaching the
level of the desert only after cruel effort, the un
heeded woman at hla heels.
A brief pans there afforded both time to regain
thflr breath and survey the desert tor signs of aa
alstanco: it offered none, other than what they .
might accomplish through their own exertions, for
leagues in any Quarter It stretched without a break
ether than the black cleft cf the arroyo, gleaming
a bleached and deathly whit in th moonshine-
Ilk the face of a f rosea world.
With tacit consent both turned that way, Alan
leading, Judith bis pertinacious shadow, with never
a word or sign between them to prove that either
. was aware of the ether's company.
But this was a state of affairs that could tact long
endure. Judith had th price to pay for her own
trials, riCarUg aad privation; Us atrala be&aa t
hs'a Roped to th Back ef That Crazy Bronco
neipisss, ne saia. .
ah revived.
He helped her gently to regain her feet, passed
an arm round her. . , '
Thus they struggled on in strange, dumb compan
ionship of misery and wonder. . .
Tipus an hour passed; and for all their desperate
struggles neither could seo that the light on the
mountainside waa a yard the nearer.
Behind them other lights appeared, two staring .
yellow eyes that peered np over the horizon,
seemed to pause a time in search of the two, then
leaped out directly toward them. ' -
Of this they were altogether ignorant; and when
a deep, droning sound disturbed the desert silence,
like the purring of some gigantic cat, both ascribed
It to the drumming. of their laboring pulses. -
The two lights were not. a mile behind them
when, silently, without a sign to warn the girl,
Alan released her, took a ' step apart' and dropped
aa if shot .
' Instantly sh was kneeling by his aid. But in
th act of bending over blm she drew back and ,
remained for several moments motionless, staring '
at those twin glaring eyes, sweeping down upon
them with all the speed attainable by a six-cylinder
touting caf negotiating a trackless desert
When Judith did move ltwas not to comfort
Alan. On the contrary, her first act waa to draw
from her pocket a heavy, blunt-nosed "revolver,
break It at the breech and blow Its barrel clear Qf
dast. Her hand went next to the holster on Alan's
hip. From this she extracted his Colt's .45, treat
ing It as she had the other. Then she crouched low
above the man she loved, as if thinking perhaps to
escape notice from the occupants of th motorcar.
' If that were her thought it was bred of an Idle
hope.- Alan had chosen to fall in the middle of a ,
wide space so arid that .not even sagebrush had
ventured to take root there, ' When the glare of
the headlights fell upon them it was Inevitable
that discovery should follow. The motor car stopped
within tweaty feet Three men Jumped out and
ran toward the pair, leaving two in the car-the
chauffeur and on who occupied a corner of the s
rear seat: an aged man with th face of a damned .
soul, doomed for a little time to live upon this
earth In the certain knowledge of his damnation.
Aa this happened, Judith Trine leaped to her feet
and stood over the body of Alan, a revolver poised
In either hand.
"Halt!" she ordered imperatively. "Hands up!"
The three who had alighted obeyed without a
moment's, hesitation: her father creaturee, they
knew the daughter's temper far too well to dre)am
of opposing her win. , . v . ,
In the six hands that were silhouetted against
the headlights' radiance, three - revolvers glim
mered; but at her command all three dropped
harmlessly to th earth.
Then, sharply, "Stand back two paces!" (be re
quired. They moved nnanlmooaly.
. Darting forward, she picked np and pocketed the
three weapons, then with one of her own singled
out the men she named.
"Now, Marrophat and you, Hicks pick Mr. Law
np and carry him into the car. And treat blm
gently, mind! If one or you lifts a finger to barm
blm, that one shall answer to me."
Still none ventured to dispute her. The two men
designated, without a sign of disinclination, stepped
forward. One lifted Alan Law by the shoulders;
the other took his leg. Between them they bore
blm with every care toward the motor car.
. But now a second will manifested Itself. ' The
man ia tha rear seat lifted up sv weirdly sonorous
voles i
"Stopf he cried. "Stop this nonsense! Drop
that man! Judith, I command yon"
"Be silent!" the girl cut in sharply. "I com
mand here if lt' necessary to tell yon."
There was a pause of astonishment Then the
old man broke out In exasperation that threatened
to Wax into fury: "Judith! What do you mean
by thlsT Has it Indeed come to this that my own
daughter defies me to my facef
"Apparently!" she shot back, with a short laugh,
"Judge for yourself!"
'"Have you forgotten your vow to met
"No. But I take it back and cancel it: that It
icy privilege, I believe. . . . Silence!" she stormed
aa he trove to gainsay her. "Silence do you
hear? or it will be the worse for you!"
Aa well command the sea tr still its voice: her
'father rsged like the madman that he Was, for the
time being divested of his habitual mask of frigid
heartlessness.
And seeing that there w no other way of quiet
tag him, the girl turned to the third man.,
"Now, Jimmy!" she said crisply. "Into tharcar
-end be quick about It and gag him!"
"If you do," her father foamed, "111 have your
life"
A flourish of her rfeapon gained Instant obedi
ence. 8he atepped up oa the running board and ahot
a quick, earching glance at the face of the chauf
feur. -
"Straight ahead, my man!" the said. "Make for
the nearest pass through those hills yonder, and
- don't delay unless you're anxious for trouble. Off
you go!"
The car began to move. She wept the three
men In the desert a mocking bow, Jumped Into the
body of the car and slammed the door.
They made ao effort to plead their cause and se
cure passage even as far as the edge of the desert;
doubtless they knew too well the futility of that,
she thought as she settled back In a seat chuck
ling with the memory of those three masks of dis
may unmitigated.
It waa not until five minutes later, when she
straightened up from making Alan comfortable that
he realised what had made them ao content t
abide by her will, v
Then she heard their Toicea lifted together in a
long, shrill howl that was quickly answered by
fainter yells from a distant quarter of the desert,
then by pistols popping and flashing some two
miles away, then by a growing rumor of galloping
hoofs. '
The night glasses in the car afforded her flashes
of a body of several horsemen some six or seven,
he judged making at top speed toward the spot
where Marrophat, Hicks and Jimmy waited beside
a beacon which they had built and lighted.
Half a dozen sentences exchanged with the chauf
feur advised her that these were horsemen from
the town of Mesa who had charged themselves with
- the duty of avenging the death of Hop! Jim Slade.
A sardonlo chuckle from within Trine's gag goad
ed the girl into a sullen fury.
Exacting his utmost speed from the chauffeur,
under penalty of her displeasure, she set herself
to revive Alan. . .
With the aid of such stores of food .and drink
as the car carried, this waa quickly enough ao-
compllshed.
Strangling with an overdose of brandy too little
diluted with water, Alan sat up, grasped the con
dltlonsMn a flash, and gained further information
as he devoured sandwichee and emptied a canteen.
The mountain pass was now, he Judged, a mile
distant. The light on the hillside, according to the
chauffeur, was that of a prospector who had camped
there temporarily. 'Shore waa nothing, then, to be
feared from that quarter, but solely from the rear
where the horsemen, having picked up Marro
phat and his companions, had instituted hot pur
suit and were now strung out in a long, straggling
line, three horses carrying double the farthermost
' perhaps a mile and a half away one with a sin
' gle rider the1 nearest well within' three-quarters of
a mile. : ' - .
, Nobly mounted, this5last came on like the wind, .
gaining on the motor car with every stride; for hla
horse was trained to such going, whereas the car
at beet could only labor heavily in dust and sand.
' None the less, it. had Won to a point within a
quarter of a mile from the pass before the horse
man got within what he esteemed the proper range,
and opened fire. . .
He fired thrice. His first shot winged wide, his
second by ill-chance ripped through a rear tire of
the car, thus placing upon It an additional handi
cap, whlJe this third sought the senlth as his handa
flew up and he dropped from the saddle, drilled
through the body by Alan's only .shot.
'A long-range pistol duel was in progress before
the car had covered half the remaining diBflflSce to
the pass.
. By the time it entered this last which proved
,to be a narrow ravine with towering , sides of
crumbly earth and shale and broken rock, the pur
ult waa not a hundred yards behind, while the
Bring was well-nigh -continuous. '
Two hundred feet above the trail two men were
working with desperate haste at some mysterious
business though none, noticed them.
Only the chauffeur was aware of a woman run
ning down the hillside at an angle, to intercept the
car several hundred yards from the mouth of the
pass. '
As it drew near the spot where she paused, war
ing both arms frantically, the head of the pursuing
party swept into the mouth of "the ravine.
At the same time the chauffeur noticed that th
two men on the hillside were following the woman
pellmell, throwing themselves down the slope with
gigantic leaps and bounds. . .
And then a great explosion rent th peaceful
hush of night that till then bad been profaned
by the pattering cracks of the revolver fusillade.
Aa the roar of dynamite subsided the entire side
of the bill sljfted and slid ponderously down, chok
ing the ravine with debris to the depth of some
thirty or forty feet burying the leaders of th
pursuit beyond hope of rescue. t
Only an instant later the. motor car Jolted to a
halt and Alan pulled himself together to find that
Rose and Barcus wsre standing beside the door
and Jabbering Joyful greetings, mixed with more or.
lees incoherent explanations of the manner ia
which they had come to seek shelter for the night
In the prospector's shack and, roused by the nulse
cf firing and recognizing Alan in the car by. the
aid of night glasses, had with the prospector's aid
hit upon this scheme of shooting a landslide ia
btitweaa the pursuit and its devoted quarry; '
(Te be continued.)
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