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"Why couldn't he wait three days
"He wouldn't wait, any more than
the blackbirds. He's been croaking
like 'em, too, ever since he saw the
inside of that black hole."
"Well, I hope we'll never clap our
peepers on the little duffer again. He
deserves better Juck. if only for bein
so everlastingly obligin'."
But they did see the Kid once more,
inside the Streetor jail. It was in the
midst of a driving sleet, on Thanks
giving night, that the outer hall door
was rattled in the wind, and then the
bell rang. Mrs. Harlan herself went
to the door, and her knees weakened
when she saw the boy.
"Got a berth ready for me?" he
asked, In a rasping voice that hurt,
worse than the cough that came with
It, to hear.
"Come to the fire," was all the sher
iffs wife could say. She would have
-hb wrapped Ms old blue scarf, t or the
Kid wore no cap or overcoat, but he
twisted it off .and thrust it into a hole
in the skirt of his coat.
"My tailor made an original design
for this" then the cough choked
They put him into the office bed
room and the sheriff's wife left a
mother's kiss on his hot forehead when
she tucked him in. Then she went to
her room, and Tom did not even pre
tend not to see that she was crying.
"We've got to find out the young
ster's folks, Mollie."
"Oh, Tom, I know it. But the jail
sounds so. And he's no more a crim
inal than a canary bird. Oh, we must,
but it's such a thankless thing."
In the night, Mrs. Harlan went to
the office door, and listened to the fear
ful breathing of the lad.
"He can't live a week," she whisp
ered, and listened to his troubled mut
tering "Quicklime?" What can the
child be thinking of?
In the morning, he was gone. The
mother hunger that had sent him to
her, had given place to some vagary
of his feverish brain. They looked,
quietly, for three days, before the blue
scarf was found at the morgue. There
was no written message, no address,
nothing to tell the seeker who came
from the House of the Grottoes.
The Little Lady rests in Ardendale
and an unmarked stone In the Streetor
cemetery lies over a place where pan
sies and violets grow, all summer long,
and meadow larks come, in April days,
What Mr. Hanna has done for the
Oak) valley, particularly for Harrison
county and for the western counties of
Penasylvania, should be done for other
bit further west. Mr. Hanna shown
the origin of the early settlers in the
places covered by hs book with as much
care as writers of New England geneal
ogies have- displayed in 'their subjects,'
but Mr. Hansa's researches were con
tacted amid obstructions which can
hardly be comprehended by New Eng
land antiquarians. Mr. Hanna fully
appreciates the importance of the sub
ject upon which he embarks when he
says that "probably there .is no other
part of that subject concerning which
American people sre more in ignorance
than the part relating to their own
Mr. Banna's excuse for the Scotch
Irish pioneers as a non-literary class is
not new. It is, however, not so much
owing to the fact that these people were
too busy making history to find time to
write it. but because, in many cases,
they were, unable to write it, and their
distance from colonial centers of publi
cation were so great that they were be
yond the range of literary inspiration.
And the indifference thus rooted was
handed down through their descend
ants even when these descendants be
came college men. It is an exaggera
tion to imply that the pioneers
in the Ohio valley and in West
ern Pennsylvania had a harder time
than the early settlers in Massachusetts
Bay. But the latter wrote looks and
kept records because it was in their life
to do so. Incidentally, they fought In
dians about as well as did their cousins
'in the Middle West
Mr. Banna's book on "Historical Col
lections of Harrison County" without
doubt contains more information and
data relating to the family history of
this section than has ever been pub
lished. These data consist of a com
plete list of the original land patentees
of the county, including 1,800 names
taken from the records of the General
Land Office in Washington; a list of
early marriages of the county, including
7,500 .aanss; the .vly.fcmriak of the
county, 5,000 names; and will records
from 1813 to 1961, to the number of sev
eral thousand. Besides these features
there are genealogies, more or less com
plete, of the families of Harrison, with a
map of Harrison county, all of which
show the result of tireless research on
the part of Mr. Hanna which 3hould be
appreciated by persons who are proud
of their Ohioan ancestry, if not by the
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