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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 11, 1936
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PAGfe'Potto THE BLYTIIEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS 0. R. BABOOCK. Editor H. W. HAINES. Advertising Manager 6ol« National Advertising Representatives: Arkansas Dallies, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second cto matter at the post ofllce nt Blytheville, Arknnsas, under act of Congress, October 0. 1917. Served DV the Untied Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By earner In Hie City ol lilythevllls, IBo per s-wk, or $6.50 per year. In advance. By mull, wltliln u radius or 50 miles, iS.OO per year, $1.50 for six months, lOc for Uireo months; by mali IK |>ostul yams two to six, Inclusive, J0.50 per year; t.'i zones seven and clEWi 110.00 per year, payable In advance. 77i/,s Seems to Itti Poor Time for Political Alarums If thu rival politicians of lliis land arc as as I hoy arc supposed lo bo, llicy will rail oil' all foivnsic fcuie- inj? for a month or .so sintl lake in a few of the assorted expositions, fairs, and exhibits with which the native .sons are luKiiiliiiK Ihe licat of the summer. They will do Unit b e e a n s e .siidi things, rather than political' lights, seem lo lie whal arc chiefly interesting the American people just now. The politician who tries to save the nation when the American people arc thinking about something else is likely to be greeted wilh nothing but a large dose of public apathy. The exposition business is doing right well this summer. Texas has a big, double-barrelled affair lhat apparently offers a great deal of entertainment for the money and seems lo he drawing customer;; from everywhere. San Diego has another one, and Cleveland a third, and they are doing all right, too. That thesu things should come lo flower in the summer of IOM is a neat little symptom which politicians and others could profitably uxumiuc. They would seem to mean that the people of America have—for (lie moment, at least—given up their percn- •• rtial worry about whether their conn- Ivy is going to pot, and have set out to gel u little reert!ilioi(_for them- selves; And if they are doing thai, it is n pretty fair sign that a few years of life arc left lo them, aflcr all. This exposition business does not flourish when tilings are going downhill, i'cople don't pick up'iind trundle off lo look at automotive exhibits, fan dancers, bavarian villages, and liorli- ctiUnral displays when they are worried about the state of Ihc Union, Ihe flatness of their pockulliooks, or the amount of red ink on the ledgers down at the office. And when they are not worrying about such things, they do not have a great deal of litnc. for the politician who arises to beat his breast, thump tho tub, and announce that he has come down from the mountains to save them from a falc worse than •death. - The people of this country have been keyed up for three or four years. In those years they have examined OUT OUR WAY llicir past mid studied lite fit I tiro; they hiive lisiciicd to iiimmmrublt! lin- rdiigtics ahoiil the sliilp of the Million, (he prcccpln of (ho rounding fiillici'.s, (lie perils of the present, and the condition of their innnortnl mid collective soul. Riifht now, they seem to ho in a mood to relax mid stop worrying. That is tfoinff to malic it pretty ton^li for the canipaiKner.s. Tho eaiih- . slinking crisis which they sire otoriinl- ly discoveriiiK just over the noxt hill limy' ho as real us next Snturilny night's Ijitlh; lint how lire you ftointr to make the voters .view it with the proper miimiiiL of ularin when I hey are thinking whiiL a swell country this has turned out to he, after all? —Hi'iiec (,':ittun. Nosc.-Tlinmhi.iig Diplomacy Dc'inands of Na/.i (ioi-niany that (he (lily of Dmixij? he removed from of Nations control is certain to have; repercussions in Km-ope. The is all the more .significant he- Ciiiiso Ihc German spokesman, Dr. Arthur Karl Kroiser, Brown Shirt president of the Dhmit' senate, coupled his demands IjeCore the league with a Na/.i «iliile and concluded hy thnnihitig hi:; nose at newspapermen in the (lencva press gallery. Here., it seems, is personified the tcmperamcnl nml the whole spirit of lOnropean diplomatic relations of the hour. Ccnnmiy, like Ilaly, is not going t« he talked out of her campaign against the Versailles trealy. Dan/.ig, made free mtder this treaty, is Miore- fore a logical (;n-gel at liie inomeiil. moreover, (here will ho oilier targets which the short-sightedness uf Hie Versailles Irealy is hound to produce in the current battle for territorial equality in Kurope. Kuropean diplomacy seems never to catch up with itself. BLYTIIEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SIDE GLANCES, By George Clark "She's ahvays felling people that we went to school together, hut aho never mentions that she was the teacher." THIS CURIOUS .WORLD B ?™™ ^==-~^= AMONG THE Instead of Handshakes The handshaking season will scon be on, a:id alllicueli it may • fatigue [he cnmlklnles, Ihcy will find some consolation In [lie llioiiijht Hint it might uc worse. Were they Eskimo::, for Institute, they would ',bc rubbing llio vulors' noses with llicir'own. CampaiKiiini; in Ticrra del Fiu m lliey would have to greet cadi con- stiUicnt with a hiig ami n pal on Ihc back, meanwhile jumping up and down. Ollu-r lands, oilier customs. Africnn West Coait negroes j;icet Ihclr friends by kisj.inj the ground Ilirce (hues, shake llicir own hands. Dahcmmns twist llieir friends' kiifckks unlll they crack. Thu Ahius of Japan nib ilielr palms together nn<! .stroke tiioir boards, nii- rtnman Islanders blow Into one another's lunids witli a cooing .sound. Indians on (he Gulf i>f Mexico, on the contrary, blew Into each other's ears. Members of one African tribe clasp Immts in urceling-, (hen [all lo Ihc ground and beat their arms thrice against the earth. Frenchmen kiss each other on both checks. These curious data, gathered by tho National Geographic Society, go to show lhat hanu- slmking ranks among the less strcnmus, ol salutation. A movement is on foot to simplify 11, however. A group in El Salvador, maintaining the custom is unhygienic, would replace it by x lift, of the hand in a snr.ppy snlutc. Perhaps the candidates, niter several months of piiiup-lmndlliig voters, ivill.makc idea a lasl-nihiuic addition lo their platform:.. —SI. Loris 1' OF Al_l_ LE/WES AB.E THOSE OP THE f GUNNERA PLANT, OF TWE: ( ISUXN DS: HERE IS SHOWN A . SINGLE LEAR IOO YEARS AGO. VIR.GIIXIIXX " CONTAINED O/VE"-,*=7^77-/ ' OP THE WHITE POPULATION ' OP THE U. S. V I9J* BY NT* &ERVICC. 1WC- '-• AIRCOACflS WSJD cooues %,. OUTNUMBERED « /Xl_l_-' ' .' • OTHER BREEDS OF DOGS 1 7-1' ALLIES DURING, THE - WORLD / VE<J COMMA Re / LATE, SRJBBV IF YA CCM'TGETO. \ 6O AHEAD AM'ASK TH' BULL IF VA GIT CFFT060 TME GA.WS- , /l By Williams THE use of dogs In warfare is not a modern idea. During th Middle Ages, dogs even went into battle clothed In armor, and to (lay a suit ol dog-armor may be seen in the Tower of London. In the World War Ihcy were uiuglil lo search Jor wounded on the ualtlclields, to carry water, bandages, and oilier flrsl-aid equipment.' -v\ SURE .'GO AHEAD. ME PIPW'TCHA STICK IATE UV=>T Ml _ UP, EOTM 1 SHOP D LOOK OKAY WHEU TM«VT GUV CAME IMTPAV-HE'S r TM' PGES1DEMT OP TM 1 COMPAWV YA WJOW. \ /VEAH-TH 1 BULL K'M ^ v EXPLAIN TOTM' PRJESI- DEKIT JU5T WHV IDU'BE ENTITLED 7O A, HALF A Q4V OF(=.. AMD EVECY- THIMG WILL EC JUST LOVELY.' BUT, BE SL VA 5AY PARPOW ME BUTT ' T " KEr, <j & rit O'F. -j / / . ^"^"•-I'S.mvitc.i'.c '"'' Be Prepared for First Aid Trr;ilmoni ol' 'ifs (liils nnd .Bruises liv 1)1!. MOUK1S FISHIIKIN I'dilrr, Journal of the American SInliial ilssncialinn, and nf !lv- pria. Hie Ilr;iUh LSTn^a/iiir Nntorionsly, lilllr children [re- qurnlly are r.nhjccte;! to cuts. bruises, burns, and similar Injur- Irs of The skin, which carry with them the possibility of Infection. In such cases the first aid iiivcn at home is of greatest, importance in nrcvcnlin? secondary infection or dangerous complications. Whenever Rc gel into Ihc tcdy and begin lo relr-nsc their all have hren found to have virtue. particularly as they arc applied to human lir-Mic. Ellcctr, on !hc human body nrc not ([iiilc Hie same as the rcsulU shown by compaiativc losls of aiillr-ciilic;. nude wilh germs in n test tith?. Uangor to finsirrn.iil.s. from belt:? mashed or carvln in » door. nlso Is worthy of attention. Infection underneath the fingernail or destruction of m.Mrix from SATURDAY, JULY 193(5 «1 (it R. GUaion i ® i»t NEA s.r.;< ( , IK. . 1 1. .sun; I'nsiiK'K ti>iiF[y niinutltilii home lii'r li> r licr I'ri'i'iid'jc , um'll', l A. \ I'llStJKIi. c lr,lr<- Jn lr>- MI'K IIAl M, In " ..... »T. Sin- nlMii K!IL> Given to hln\ n . iiniinl Pi> IIIT iiiirlc ..... I lii'llcvvll (u !]>• III. 1.1. -i. In i hi' IM.UM.. HIT t-rir Es lin-fk^ij Ijy u IfiK IITI»II !!"• rum!. IMT Jl.tliAX, unit iirrjv . si i :i:i,i: lo tin* ,irl.,n» nrrinv nt ..... i,,,l;,lr>. IIINU], f,,l- 'il<- rou tin- nil, ami j'niLiiK rnutm-iT, M-i-ni' :uii] lukr In IMI n I 11 I n tiiin srit.ivr tinii iit% lire. lli|. riiri.tul>|.rj| Clulrl- si-i'9 n .-r.rv.-.l nil lln' »»ll )..-ih ....... mill, In MI 11 I IDIVM tlir ILrrnM lit ti linl^ctl-^s linlli-l ntLiilto Nf.Yl imirnlllK i:i, ,i|ili,-:ir». Hull ll,r illlnKi- mi Injlin-tl. II ,\ \\AII, (Uiilrc's liolisckri'lirr, lirrh'l-ri. I'at, lr>lliK III M,lvi- Kolklo nf Ilii- nivMiTlrN or Mil- iilnrc, ^viiinli-rK Into ii ik-xfirroil inlnr. An niiM-i-ii o|i|iikni-nl ntliu-kK him [Uid I'al fulls, iliicuiis-i-toilA. Clrilre *ri*n SlMp PJili-r Hie ronl fi-Hlir lint vvlirij ^lll• Tollo^K Slislc Ni-i-itix lo linvr viinEslii-il, l,:ili-r riuln- iilirNllonx >u-r [mil in n\vjirr tlnil Stisli-'N nnxiYi-rx lire 1 iinlriir. Alnni-,- In lln- llUriiry, Clutrc lir:irs n hlnuilfc, f!i;ililniJr uolsr. XOVi' (i(> O\ WITH THE STOIIY CHAPTEn VIII AS Clairo, thoroughly alarmed, listened lo the iapi>iny noise, other cars besides hers also noted the sounds, Pal had shaken loose (rom Ihc unconsciousness caused by his aiuldcn full, Painfully he fished the cigarel liuliler from his pocket and flashed on the feeble ray. The ciamp walls of another lunncl mcl his Raze. He gol np and slurled to walk along this lower level. Pal felt certain he had come a long \vay and was just flashing on the lighter again when the lai)- |)itii; sound lhat Claire was listening lo in Ihc library of Ihc House of I/Nig Shadows, came lo his ears. What was it? I'at shook himself free from his dark thoughts and pressed forward. I'rcscnlly ho was coming into another, larger part of the mine. lie found i\ rusty pickax. Carrying the tool, lie pushed on in Ihc di- rcciiou from which lie had hoard Hie sounds. At last he came lo a blank wall. Pal drove Hie pick into llio wall lo lest its solidity. Immediately nil answering rountl came. "Halloo there! Halloo!" lie shouted al the top of his lungs. Hut only the words rushed back. For an hour Pat dug away at tltc tunnel's end. llis watch told him it wr.s almost evening,, and there t^ei no immediate prospect of , bein;, able to dig himself out. Wcarily ; liis evclids drooped shut. •MEANWHILE, Claire had run upstairs to Bob Sleelc's room. Hannah, wearing a large while apron, was silting by the bedside. The girl motioned Himnah to come with her inlo Lyman Fosdick's room. "Lislcn! Do you hear anything?" She held up her hand. "Sure I do/ 1 Hannah answered after a minute. "Is that what you heard the night you came?" "Yes," replied Claire. Then, as the sounds slopped, she lold what she had found in Dan Dallas' cabin rmd about Susie's mysleri- oiis disappearance. "Whal'd I tell you?" Hannah's tone was triumphant. "She's in cahoots wilh trial fellah and don't you be forgetlin' It! I'll bet the two of 'cm arc on the track of the same thing you're after, and, if tho truth was known, she ain't any loo glad lo have you showin' up here. Yet your Uncle Lyman left her something when he died, didn't he?" "A very generous Income for the rest of her life," answered Claire. "An 1 yet she ain't salisfied!" Hannah snorted. "You stay wilh Mr. Stcclc and 11 go down and have a look ii'ound. If Dan Dallas is coming back from the village, he ouglil lo e hero mighty soon." "If Pat would only conic!" sighed Claire. She turned slowly jack to the sickroom, and Han- lah went downstairs. True lo her prediction, Dallas' .all figure could be seen swinging off the main road. Hannah watched him a minute from the x>rch, then walked quickly to the iispcn grove, broke off a small stick, and wenl on lo his cabin. * a * {"OPENING the door of the cabin, she stepped behind it, unfastening her big apron. In a few minutes Ihc man's footslops crunched on tho gravel oulsidc. 1'hcn he slood framed in Iho open door. As he turned lo close il, Hannah's apron was thrown over Al the same time, Hannah's largo foot tripped him. The iK'xl instant he was on the floor with the woman's muscular weight on his head. Hannah commanded sternly: "Lay still now, or you'll wish you had. Rotter do as I say!" "Okay. Dan's voice sounded smothered. "Only, for gosh sake, get oir my neck." For moment Hannah liesi- tated. Then she got up and pulled the apron oil, holding it over he arm to conceal the aspen slick she carried. "Just keep both hands on this table where I can see 'cm.' Dallas looked at her wilh new vespcct. "Thai was mighty neat," iic complimented her. Tlannah grinned grimly. "A trick 1 worked once in the early days on a heathen Injun who figured he'd run iiis war path through my ranch house." '~ "Well, what do you want now?" asked Dallas. "Whcre'd you get thai silencer j|ifj that rolled oft" your roof while you Ms was gone? Docs it fit that gun til over there?" »|^ "I don't reckon it does," lie an- ij\ swercd. "I ain't had time lo find &"?, oul. I'm telling you straight, I fe'J wasn't the one who used it. I KJ found it in the aspen grove after t| I loaned (he gun." ;; "Loaned the gun?" "Yep. Eb borrowed il. Said lie wanted to get a hawk that had been bothering his chickens," ; , Hannah sniffed, disbeliovingly. J*. "And thai would be when?". "The afternoon Miss Fosdlck and her friends came up hero." r "An' whcn'd you get It back?" l,*| "Susie brought it back lo mo l< \ early Ihc morning afler Miss Fos- ' i dick had been fired at. I didn't t;j know what had happened until the men and Eb came to my cabin. They found the gun had been fired, but Eb didn't have any chance to explain then. 11 was when ho went down lo the tool house after breakfast, Ihal lie told no he hadn't used the gnn him- iclf, and didn't know who had.' "And you think that sounds like i good alibi?" asked Hannah. "No," he answered. "I don't. Bui il's Ihe truth, just the same." After wailing ;i minute for him o speak, Hannah backed tov .he door, evidently satisfied I she could gel nothing further from in. lie watched her with a grin. 'Goodby," be said. "Come again." As Hannah hurried up Ihc path o the house, Nick Baum came suddenly around the curve of the •oad. "Why, I wasn't expecting lo see .•ou, Hannah!" He smiled. "Is— s Cluirc still here, by any good chance?" "Yes, she is, Mr. Baum," Han- L nail replied. • She led Ihc way lo Ihc front door, and motioned him in hospitably. Jusl Ihcn Susie came into Ihc hall. She gave a slight stait U ot surprise at sighl of the visitor, 'i. "I'll go tell IMiss Fosdick you're here, Mr. 13aum. Of course you'll be staying for supper," Hannah saiil. "Thanks, but I've got lo go on to the village this evening," he answered. "Jusl thought I'd drop in lo ask Eb Sprall aboul a man I'm going tliei e to see on business." •• "Nick!" exclaimed Claire from-' the doorway. Hannah went upstairs, leaving the young people alone. Tenderly Nick Baum look both the girl's hands in his. "Haven't you anything to lell me yet, Claire?" he asked, looking deep down inlo her eyes. "I've missed you so while you've been, hiding from me up here." ml:,III l.lrlr :,irl I which (lie fingernail grows, may result in suflieiont. damage to ths rr.AiHK i.'ii.-um' <Irl«' In tfM- liinrlj i '.I'fl IIIT lij lirr n I.Y.1IAX I-'OSDICK. MCK UAl'll. to «lir>i,i ninni-r. She tllso liinn-H Ynllllllilr mill nl)*l(-rii nmicil hv her iini'lr :m to lit- hlJJi-n In tin- himxr. II<T rrtr Is ivri-i-ki-il liy n lojr thr runil. I'AT M.ICAX. mi olil frli-mE. ntMl }IOII STi:i:i.l-;, ymiiiK oniillioi-r, nrrlve Im tin- M-.-IH- imil t.lkr ( Inlr,- In llu- srllVir' nml Ills »tMrr, SUSlil, • t,- il.c riiti-l:lVer». ('Ellin* Krr* ii i-urimiK nrrmv rnrvcil on Hie irnll nl nn niislnlrs linlroum null. Itinili III liuiiil. ful- loiv* tlio urrmv lo thr ciilniln. A niKflrMs liiillcl .sh:i(ltrH Ihc. Inrnp. .\tvvl jniirnhiir Ml' Sjirnll |IE«- n|ilil-nrM. Unh Slccli' Hi'lu nut tnr Injnrrd. HAN.V.Vlf, Cl.ilrcV 3icillspkcr|irr, arrivrs. l'.-it t trflnp tn M.lvo Ihr HDilcrlr!,, xniulrr.i Inln .-, drjcrlr.I pilnc. An IIIIMTH miiiniirnl nltnrks him anil Pnt fnll-s. \Vhcn he- TC- tniMii'ni; nnlsr willrli"lie' fnll'i'mii. \trk Ilniinv nrrh'c.s nt the old sow t;o o\ WITH THE STOIIY CHAPTER IX CLAIRE looked at Nick carnesl- ly. "I wasn'l hiding from you," she assured him. "1 just wauled a chance to think things out, get my ccmilibrium and—" He slipped an arm about her shoulders and drew her to him. "Poor litlle girl. If you could put roc on the list of things you arc anxious about!" Claire gently pulled herself away, and forced a light laugh, "pfiiybo you're there already, Nick." Then she added, "Of course you'll stay for supper?" "Sorry, but I'm on my way to flic village. I stopped here for some information and hoping to find the sweetest girl in nil (lie world. I thought Sprall might be able to tell me something~about this fellow I'm aflcr. l Eb's not here just now licisonotis products, thr; human Ila n nlalc to protlurr ;i crooke:! | brill? may react with fever and fingernail for the rest of the per- shadow passed over. Clairc',5 face. chills and usually utlh an in- | son's life. ""••' <-- c-.._r_ —,, . creased number of white blood j if B dc.ctor i.- railed to MV- a ( " rllr '- paltcnt hiuini! a (inemiail nnrter nr, ]iain and tenderness. suitable first aid In a .".evcrc Infection there su-ollint; nnd rcdnf-r-s of Ihe part, us well l!o\vevrr, treatment- is given promptly, there is no reason for occurrr-nrc of a ijciieml reaction allcclin*; (lie lx:dy. A gnat many different anti rc]iiic M h-.tnnrr.-; are available for use in first aid for cliildnn. The child may object seriously to use of nny antiseptic .'-ubslancc which biiins r.n application. For this n-aron many infants refuse to have cms or Intrctions painted 'tvilh lliicluie of iodine, Amnnu olhrr (us! aid untisrp- tirs \vhlrh have l:crn fo;:nd of v.ilu" aie mcrciirorliroine and infiniihi i>, a 1 , v.r-11 as a ?olu f ion of h'A>irc:cicinol. l-'rom Ihe point c.f view of antiseptic efficiency, ir.dint- usually IF relieved to b; safr-r than any of the others, but which there likely bore a hole through the nail to penult the infection lo escape, or rlr.c rut away thai pf.rlion of (lie nu;i which is over the Infcclir.ii. After the inlerlrd maierlnl 15 removed, hoi frmicnutlons and hot antisrplies may be applied i'tifil the infection clrius up completely. Then I tic funyrnall will grow again and recovery will b; complete. drdlnarily small bruises liardly "But maybe Susie would kuo' "It's not important enoir'h to bother her." He waved sug- geslion aside. "Interesting old place you've got here. Your father told me whal a collector his brother was." "Yes. Uncle Lyman wcnl in for books and all sorts of things. YOU can see his library was riuiic i tensive, for those days." she walked lo lha radiator and pickcc uu the little red volume of poe But Nick Baum was plainly not interested in books. Instead he eyed the big mahogany desk tha stood near the window. Thai was why ho did not notice the expression on Claire's face when she glanced down at Ihe hook she held. She had opened it to the place where Lyman Fosm'ck hat written his original stanz. Quickly E"he closed the volume an put it nnfier her arm .13 al- crossed to the big bay window. Courier Nc\vs classified Ads Fay, ,__"Uiv;le was yery_ fond ol ihl old place—and no wonder," the said softly. "It's very beautiful, isn't il?" Nick gathered her, boo'i? and all, into his arms, and kissed her. "Not half so beautiful as you are, Claire," he whispered. "Say you're glad I came, for I've got to go now." She smiled up at him. "I think I'm always glad to sec you, Nick." • * * AFTER she had waved goodby to him from the doorway and watched him start oil down the winding road Claire slarled up- tairs to find Hannah. As she passed a small window lalf-way up the stairway, she glanced out, then stopped abrupt- y and looked again. Down the loping hillside behind a big bush he could see Nick Baum talking o Susie. Claire was not aware hat Nick knew the housekeeper. Susie's hand rested familiarly n Nick's arm and lie was looking down at her, apparently absorbed n what she was saying. Then, to Claire's untold amazement, he ook the woman into his arms and kissed her. Evidently Susie and Nick Baum lid know each other—very well ndecd. Susie again. At every turn of Ihe way the baby-faced house- seemed to appear. Claire lecidcd it was lime to discuss mailers openly wilh Susie and "ind out whal she knew aboul several things—Eb, Dan Dallas, her mcxplained appearance from the apparently empty root cellar, and now Nick Baum. Where could the woman possibly have known him? fick had said he had been nt Ihe -louse of Long Shadows only once jeforc. Claire had never had occasion to doubt his word on any- Ihing. AS Ihough Claire's need of him penetrated even lo Ihe dark lunncl where he lay sleeping, Pat roused up. If he ever expected lo ctig his way out of this infernal place, he'd belter be al il—Ihough, for all he knew, he might he cx- cavaling inlo Ihe side ot a mountain. demand amount more than of attrntir.u sinre the blood casual care, the natural mechanism of the hortv arc able lo brill" alum! hnallns. Pain Is reliever! for most condition!; by application cf heal or cold. Yet there had been that tapping noise which had led him in this direction. He hadn't heard (he sound for sonic lime now Experimcnlally ho lapped the wall at regular intervals, as nearly as possible like the noise he had heard. At first lie could hear nothing. Then, to his joy, an answer came back. Speculations raced through Pat's mind as he put every ounce of his strength into the task before him. Again and again, mechanically, his arms swung the pick though each lime it was wilh lessening effort. He took to counlinj, the strokes aloud, the very EOUTK ot his own voice helping a KtUe. Olaira's image swam from the blackness ol Ihe yawning hole How ullcrly lovely she waj. "Fifty, fifty - one, fifty - t.M'O Claire, I'm coming to you, dear* csl! I'm coming- -lo tell you^ why I—" . t * t AT Ihal very momcnl Claire was ; : standing outside Ihe root eel- '' lar, wondering- what she should do next. Susie had not reappeared after her interview with Nick- Baum, although il was now near supper time. Claire's report about Nick Baurn and Susie had enlisted Hannah's liveliest inlerest. "So," Hannah snorted. "Maybe you'll see now what kind of a rattlesnake that woman is. I si- ways said she'd do anything. But where in litnc could she have met up with Nick Baum?" "I can't imagine," Claire answered. "He lold me he'd only been here once before." "You don't Ihink for one minute that Susie is stationary, do you? That gal's a roamcr, and don'l yon ever forget il! If Eb didn't hold her down, no tcllin* vhere she'd end up. She—" Hanah's harangue was inlerruptcd iy a moan from Bob Steelc. Both women rushed lo his side, or an instant his eyelids fluttered pen and his lips moved. Claire caned nearer, then aflcr a minute ooked up. "Hannah, I do believe c's sleeping more nalurally. Ha coined quite rational when he 'Pcned his eyes. I think he van led lo speak lo inc." But after waiting for some tirpi here seemed no further change in he patient, so Claire went to lha titchcn lo search for Susie. Un-* ible lo find her, she had gone on ' o the cellar. Now she made her vay slowly down the "stone steps nlo the darkness below. She ,-ould light the lamp and try again lo solve the mystery of. Ihe j place. ' I Holding Hie glowing lamp, she looked around Ihc cellar room. ! Claire moved toward the shadowy ' end ot the room and suddenly stopped. Regularly, evenly, came sounds of something beating against that side of the wall. There could be no doubt about J it now. Someone or somelhing was digging back of lhat wall. Was that the lapping she had heard in Lyman Fosdick's library nnd in Ihc bedroom directly j above? This part ot Hie cellar , was almost underneath Ihe Tools of Ihe pine tree oulside Ihc library window. A cold sweat broie Out on the girl's forehead. Could it be Kb— alive or dead? Or the while miner, delving at his ghostly diggings? The lamp in her hand suddenly dimmed. She looked down at il in terror, and saw ih.u u was empty. She simply could not stay there, listening to those horrible sounds in the dark. In she rushed up the cellar ste (To Be C ; j er;," f

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