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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, May 20, 1898
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"You might try," replied -Miss Le- And Paul shouted as he never did before or since. But what impression, could a human voice make on that IN tVS. dense wall of fog? It was like trying to shout up from the bottom of a deep prison dungeon. Paul gave it up before he was exhausted, simply for fear of frig-litening Miss Leboiirgeois by the too evident hopelessness of it. Again they looked for the lights, but not the faintest glimmer of one was to be discerned. The panting grew fainter. The boat was passing by them. In any case she would not run them down. What a foo! I am!" said Paul, suddenly. And he pulled out a wax taper and lighted it, while he grabbed for his watch-chain. On the end of it was a curious little compass; a charm Archer had given him as a souvenir when he left for Washington. "I got it from a sailor, who was banged for murder," said that ecentric individual. He picked it up somewhere in Italy, under the pope's toe, I believe. Henet the pope—used it to locate his victim. Of course you are newspaper man enongn not to mind a little matter of association like that It has always brought me luck. It may bring luck to you." "Tbank God for Archer and his murderer's compass!" exclaimed Paul fervently. "Miss Lebourgeois, I think we can manage it now without having to drift around here until morning. We can.not be far out in the stiund,, so, ths' boat must have passed to me Long 1 Island side of us—that is, to the south. North must mean Connecticut. Here I have it on the compass, and the boat is headed right now. All we have got to do is to keep her north, and pull, and we must strike somethiag. Luckily, I have a g-ood supply of these little wax tapers. You come aft and steer, and I'll go to pulling." Again they changed places, and Paul once more began to tug at the oars. He pulled very slowly for one thing not to run down anything suddenly, and for another »o that he could have some breath with which to talk to Miss Lebourgeois. He told her about Archer, what a queer fellow he was, and got her to talking again. The oars were dipped and dipped, and dipped, and it seemed to Paul as if they had pulled way across the sound. He looked at his watch again, but it was only half-past 10. CHAPTER XIX. The boat seemed to move very slowly. Time was leaden-winged. The fog seemed if anything to thicken. Miss Lebourgeois could hardly see the bow. "What's that?" she suddenly exclaimed. "Stop rowing! !?top quick'" Paul not only stopped, but backed water. It was lucky he did. The boat ran squarely into a net, head on. caromed on a stake, and wobbled greatly. Had they run down the net with any force, they must have been upset. For a short time they could not make out •what the net was. Then Miss Lebourgeois guessed it, and guessed it right. It ' was one of th$ "shad nets" which extended a long distance into the sound. The shad when he strikes one of theci, invariably turns seaward, and it leads him into * sort of pound, through a labyrinth ou* of Vfhich he can not find his way, which pound is drawn up once in so often with its haul of fish. "If my theory is rig-ht," said Paul, all we have yot to do is to follow this netting toward the north, and we must be a good deal nearer the shore tha» weare now." This was easy to do as Paul's compass told the direction, and his tapers gave sufficient light to «hew the netting. Paul _ had to. rojr jfery arin carefully to avoia the net ant stakes, which had to be kept near, ani y-t sufficiently far for safety. It gave them botn =o*;a little heart to be doinfiT Bome'th'ing definite, "to" b'e working- their way slowly but tangibly toward shore and home. Miss Lebourgeois felt now fjven equal to indulging in a little fun. "I wonder." she said, "whether our friend under the hat has stayed out in this fog. and is now trying to group his way to his Island. If he is, I fancy he is not keeping that hat pulled down so close over his eyes. I do believe" she added, "that we are approaching 'the open sea.' This line is netting seems to have stopped.' And so it had. but they could not tell yet how far they were from shore. Paul looked again at his watch, and found that it was half-past 11. Were they to be destined to cruise around all night in the fog? Would Miss Lebourgeois' constitution be strong enough to stand the strain, even if they escaped the water all night, and save her a dangerous illness from the exposure? Miss Lebourgeois remembered this 'netting, there were so few nettings in that part of the sound, if they were not farther out of their reckoning than they thought. If she was right, this particular netting- began about half a mile from a dangerous ledge of rocks, which would be almost certain to swamp their boat if they encountered it. To the east of this ledge there was a wide stretch of sandy berch and a sale track. To flee the danger of staying, and chance the risk they knew not of, seemed to Paul the most sensible course, when he thought of what every additional hour of exposure might mean to Miss Lebourgeois' health. So he again took up the oars and resumed his slow, steady stroke, having given Miss Lebourgeois minute directions for steering by the compass. They had been advancing on the new tack perhaps fifteen minutes when M iss Lebourgeois again called on Paul to stop. She thought she could hear a slight sound penetrating the dense wall of fog. It sounded like a faint "Halloa." Paul listened, too, and he, too, thought he detected it. He now began a series of shouts, but the .fog mocked his efforts. "I have read," said Miss Lebourgeois, "that singing tvill carry a great deal further than Routing. Are you in good voice to-night?" she added, with a plucky attempt at facetious, ness. "I do not think any one would deny that there is a f (r)eg in my throat," Paul answered in the same strain, "but I can at least try. It can't be any worse than my shouting." Paul ran rapidly over his repertoire, and selected the old college song oi "Upidee,Upida," as the one most likely to catch the ear of Frank, if Frank it was who was cruising around in search of them. He improvised words as he weat along, beginning: A bank or ice came down very fast, TJpidee. upida; It caught A boat as along it passed, Upidee-ida. Not very- poetical or rhythmical words, but under the circumstances far from discreditable. After he bad finished a stanza, they once more stopped and listo*>ed. Bui the only reply was the echo of a faint 'Tlalloa. Not discouraged. Paul once more struck up "Upidee." Sure enough, this time, there was a response. Th« tune of "Upidee" was barue hack to tbcu. •ta«y oouiu »ot eustiaffui.ia t&e woroe, but there was na mistaking- the ttuM itself. "Tbank God! we are saved," ejaculated Paul, fervently. "Oh, do row toward them, Mr. Terry," beg-g-ed Miss Lebourjfeais. "I know I can steer you in their directiom, lam sure I can." Paul could not resist her pleading 1 voice, and impulsively grabbed his oars, and probably put much more strength into them than he was aware of doing. Both were so excited by the sudden transition from dull persistency to joyful hope, as to be not quite judges of what wa» the wisest and best. Thev did not stop to think that it would be much easier and safer to stay in one spot, and let the searchers find thpm, than to try to find the searchers. They could now hear the words of the other edition: Ofc, why did themilden ever <J» it! TJpidee, upida; When her big brother told n«r she'd rc« It, Upidee-ida. Miss Lebourgeois had hardly a chance to say, "That's Frank," when there was a swift, confused flash of light, a smash and a cry of "Look out tkere!" The searching- lanach had rum them down broadside, hittinf: the row-boat just where Paul was sitting. He realized it all in an instant, felt a siarjs twinge of pai», tasted the bitter salt of tie water, by an automatic action grabbed the first thing- which, came in his way—it happened to be one ef the tiller ropes— and then lost consciousness. But even in his unconsciousness h* kept Ms grip on that rope. But what of Mb* Lebourgeois? Standing on the prow of the littto launch, steadying* biouelf by a pole which, he held, stood * stalwart, stocky fignra. It was that of ajrqaag gngiisbr Kan, Tne eyes were suaaea t>y TOi hand; and also by a soft feli hat of widest brim. The brim was shaped like the riser of a cap, to shield the eyes. Those tsyes, had anyone chanced to look at them in the light of the_ref ector, were dark, intense, penetrating. The effect was heightened by big masses of black hair, allowed to grow long and a complexion of great pallor, accentuated in turn by a heavy, curling, black mustache. The figure was Typically" "Eiig- lish. The face was anything but English, bespeaking- a restlessness and alertness of disposition entirely foreign to the English race. This figure, perched upon the prow of the little launch, was intent upon the discovery of what was behind the fog. If any e^es could see through it, these eyes could. When the crash with Paul's boat came, even the suddenness of the shock did not upset the figure. The hand, which was grasping the pole holding the reflector A SEWANT I» UVBiT to steady its owner, in the infinitesimal moment between a glimpse of the boat and the actual collision, closed around the pole with a grip of iron. The eyem took in the situation in the flash of a thought. They saw that Paul had. hold of the tiller ropes, although they paid but little heed to Panl or his fate. They saw that Miss Lebourgeois wa« thrown backward from the boat, but that one foot was caught under a cleat, and that she was helpless to save her- Belf, with her head dragging under the water, owing to the recoil of the boat. The owner of the eyes did not take a moment for consideration. Turning around to the man astern, he shouted: "Back her just a little and •top. Keep the other launch off." Then, instead of diving, he jumped into the fog-covered water, catching the side of Paul's boat as he jumped— that being the side to which Miss Lebourgeois was attached by ner foot. The jump and pull brought the rowboat over, and enabled the man with the hat—which was still on his head— to release Miss Lebourgeois. As she cleared the boat with a splash he called to her: "Float, don't try to swim." His tone was authoritative, and she obeyed him as would a frightened child. He then paddled and managed to bring- the row-boat around to her, and to place her hands on it to sustain he* Bv Wis" Slme two launches -were cautiously approaching the row-boat. On the prow of one stood Fran'K Lebour- g-eois, "Catch your sister by the waist a> you come up," ordered the stranger, "and let another man hold on to you to steady your boat, as we have had enough upsets for one night." Frank did as he was told to, obeying as implicitly as had his sister before him. There was someting controlling and imperious in the tone of this floating stranger, little as the circumstances favored an impi-ession of dig-nity, which secured for him supreme command. It was but a moment before Miss Lebourgeois was safely passed up on to to the launch. In g-oing- up she caught a g-limpse under the broad-brimmed hat—a jrlimpse of a face that mig«ht be •alted a symphony in bls/ek and white. Frank clasped here in his arms with a farvent "Thank God—what a aifht tvtR has baam for motkarl" "But what hat bourne of Mr.TerryT What hare you done with him?" wera the first words of the rescued ffirL "Oh, we will attend to him mow. Ha was hurt, he has fainted, but I think he is "floating-," came from tie stranfar in the water, wh« assumed, somewhat superflously, that the words were addressed to himself, as they were really intended for Frank, i "Back your launch around," continued the strang-er, "on to the other side of the boat, and let it come stern on. It will be a good deal more of a job landing- him aboard." The strang-er was right. Though unconscious, Paul's strong grip of the tiller ropes kept his head above water. It took the stranger no little time, hampered as he was by having to hold on to the boat with one hand to float himself, to unloose Paul's tenacious clasp. But finally his hands were free, and the others pulled him in. Every movement was watched with absorbed interest by Miss Lebonrgeois, whose fair hands held the brandy flask to Paul's lips, while Frank pried open his mouth and compelled him to drink. The stimulant, the choking-, and a shaking and rolling they gave hirn, for fear he had swallowed too much salt water, soon did its work, and Paul's eyes opened, he gasped, * Q d came to himself. Miss Lebourgeois gave a deep, expressive sigh of relief. Paul's first words were, ' 'Oh, my side and arm!" Frank felt of him carefully, but could not detect that any bones were broken. They wrapped him txf in a great-coat and Miss Lebouryeois in another and gave them further liberal doses of brandy. Meanwhile the stntnyar ordered him own launch to be backed around to He clambered on board with little assistance, . draught pulled his mysterious hat once more close around his faca. Addressing Frank, he said: "Mr. Lebourgeois, I know thes« waters well, and can guide you straight back to your wharf, though the fog- were twice as thick. Follow me." So the strange proces:iion star ted, tha stranger again standing- at the prow, compass in hand, and signaling- themaa in the rear, now with his hand and now with a word. Not an'unnecessary sound escaped him, and the others were too busy in caring for and making- comfortable the saved to have any time for either words or speculation*. It is to be doubted whether anyone fully appreciated how closely the stranger had taken in the scene in its entirety—how carefully, for example, he had noted every evidence of Miss Lebourgeois* anxiety for Paul. They were only » short distance, for a launch, from the Quassapiug wharf. With the unerring skill of an old suit the strang-ei guided the other launch to the entrance of the little inlet, stopped, let the oth«r pass, said goodnight and expressed the hope that neither Miss Lebourgeois nor her friend would suffer an illness. Then he was off before anything could be said of proper thanks. Miss Lebour geois had had her glance under the soft-brimmed hat. She was about as wise as before she had it CHAPTER XX. The change from the damp.black fog on the sound to the brilliantly-lighted rooms of the house, with a big fire blaz- ine-on the hearth, was a change indeed. There was a doctor there too, as it had been one of Frank's first precautions to send over for one from Stony Creek. The doctor found Mils Lebourgeois apparently none the worse for her adventure, and Paul not seriously injured, no bones broken, oiJy a littled strained an4 bruised,.. ... .. .....,....._ iSo they all sat around the Dig- fire-place, Paul done up in wraps and reclining on a lounge, the place of honor—for none could go to bed, although it was nearly 1 o'clock—to listen to the story of the adventure. Frank and his mother reached home, as Miss Lebourgeois had surmised, a little after 9 o'clock, and were met at the station by the servants with the news of the disappearance of Paul and Miss Lebourgeois. The first impulse of mother and son would have been to stay at the Stony Creek hotel all night, so bad was the fog. But this, of course, was out of the question, They hastened to the island as quickly as possible, and then debated, hut not !ong. Frank and the two mea who had charge of the launch, immediately put out for a cruise in search el HOITHTBRZS'Il'O TO nOIID>>J«IBt. the missing- boat, guided by the compass and the men's knowledge of tha coast. They had not gone far who* they ran across another launch, bound apparently on the same errand. Here Frank took up the narrative. "That fellow who runs her," said h«, "is a queer one. He hailed us as BOOH as we had started and said: 'Yon ara Mr. Lebourgeois, ain't you?' 'Ye*,' I said. 'You are looking for your sfo- ter and her friend, a young fellow from New York, who are adrift in a rowboat in this fog, aren't you?' 'Yes,' I said ag-ain. 'Well,' said he, 'I don't believe you can do better than ke«p my company. I saw them paddling- aroua : out here, and not taking- much notice ol the change in the weather, and then the fog settled down, and shut them in. I was pretty sure the young fellow knew nothing about cruising in a fog, and so I put in anrf got out this launch to see if I couW pick them up. When I last saw them they were about a mile to the southwest of here, not far from the shad-net. I hope they don't get tangled up in that. The tide is about ebb now, but if anything may float them in, I thinK v.-e had better go together, a littla apart, and we will stand the best chance of overhauling them. • So^you follow me.' I did not stop to ask the fellow's name," Frank went on,'"and though my men had seen him they did not one 01 them know hit name. And he evidently didn't iutenc 1 should identify him, for he pulled his slouch hat down over his head, except in front so that he could see, and I declare if I were to pass him to-morrow I shouldn't know him, except for his figure. He was uncommonly well- built, thoag-h too stocky. I must m»k« it my first duty after breakfast to look him up and thank him as well as lean. 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