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To Andrew's dismay, his father decides to take him from school and put him at law In the office of Thomas Clephane, the father of Feier. The Kllgour estate, Kit- uurnle, Is hopelessly In debt, and Andrew Is «x pected to redeem the famllv formnes. CHAPTKB Il-On the way home to'explaln matters, heencounters a specimen of the hog faml- READ BY THE BEST PEOPLE Intelligence tue Only Requisite for Appreciation. The Times IS CONDUCTED AS A COMPLETE ALL-AROUND NEWSPAPER. Cleanliness, Clearness, Conciseness Characterize Its Pages. SPEAKING ABOUT NEWS, ' It has the complete telegraphic service of the Associated Press, in addition to its regular staff of out-of-town correspondents. Its market reports give the most complete details of any weekly paper in the United States. It is a mine of literary wealty. 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W.BA'lTON.wiai*»WiJl.ofiI "uWjUJMAMMT DO YOU KEEP IT IN THE HOUSE V PAIN-KILLER BHP ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^W JMV vV^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^HHiH^^HHHHHIW Will Cure Cramps, Colic, Cholera- Morbus and all Bowel Complaints. il,..': ,.miOB,N«H Mton •»* 11*00 A BOTTUB. ' ly and culls him by his proper name. CHAPTER 111—The hog proves to be Thomns Clephune, Ills uncle, an it the law plan la quickly disposed of. Opportunely a wealthy nolRh- cor of Kilgour's, who is an ox-officlnl of Ind H, suggests tlmt country as a Held for a young fortune seeker. CBAPTKR IV— Andrew meets Sir Thomas' daughter Isabel and Is charmed at sight. She addB her entreaties to Sir Thomag' advice that Andrew go to India, when she learns that his principal business for a time will be to search for bis long lost brother Donald. CHAPTER V—At Bombay Andrew makes friends among the British merchants and Is offered a pleasure trip to .Tedda on an East India trader. CHAPTER VI—The ship Is dismantled by a waterspout and deserted by her crew, Andrew Is left helpless In bis berth from fever. CHAPTER VH-The weather clears, the ship floats on the broad ocean, and Andrens's fever leave* him. CHAPTERS VIII, IX and X—An Arab Is encountered la a rowboat and taken aboiird. He proves a medlesome companion, but teaches Andrew the Arabic tongue and also fencing. CHAPTER XI. SETTLING ACCOUNTS. Here was an unexpected turn of the wheel of fortune, a new mystery to rack the mind or Rive an added relish to life, just as you might chance to look at it. I was not at all sorry to find my companion gone, nor in truth greatly surprised, but his departure might portend more than it was pleasant to speculate on. ' I knew my man well enough to understand at once that he had not left me upon any trivial motive nor to do good by stealth. Too much of a knave to be a fool, on his own confession a consummate rascal, ignorant or contemptuous of moral scruples, insensible to gratitude, insatiably avaricious, bold in planning and ruthless in executing, I felt he must be bent on some scheme that boded neither me nor the brig any good. I recollected with peculiar and not very agreeable sensations how he had pressed me in our bout on the evening before, and hovft on finding himself fairly matched his chagrin had broken through his well trained smiles and courtierlike nil 1 of compliment. To be deprived of his company was a cause for rejoicing, for his absence relieved me of a constant source of suspicion and danger. But better a present evil than a lurking enemy. With your eye on the foe you can defend yourself, but when he may spring upon you like a tiger in the 'jungle at any moment from any quarter, back, front, side or oblique angle, why, the fear is apt to fret the nervous. And indued the legions of black thoughts came trooping back upon me with such disquieting effect that, uu-Christian as it may sound, I would have given much to be able to run Abrani ben Aden through with my sword] and «thereaud then make an end of him. But, as it was, I could only conjecture, and conjecturing on a matter of life and death is positively the most unsatisfactory exercise in which the human mind can engage, You may be sure I kept a sharp lookout that day, remaining constantly under my awning, save when I ran below to douse my bead, which had a feverish tendency, or swallow a mouthful of food or drink. But the day passed, and no bout or other object hove in sight. I saw neither landmark nor watermark nor even so much us the flash of a seabird's wing—nothing but the dreary, blinding glitter of the eternal ocean plain. The darkness came, came at a stride, as Mr. Coleridge says, for in the tropics there is no twilight, but a leap from light to darkness as if the night were lying in wait and pounced upon the world as upon long expected prey. The stars came out, like points of lauibient flame in a fleckless, gray blue sky, and by and by the moon rose with a sense of sovereignty, a majesty and magnificence never equaled on land. Higher aud higher she mounted, her white! unveiled radiance nearly obliterating tha stars in her path, -and she smote with almost us cruel a stroke as the sun. There- is a promise to the righteous that the sun shall not smite them by day nor the moon by night. The smiting of the sun dwellers in a temperate clime may partly understand, hut the smiting of the moon never. You must go to the cast and experience her addling, withering blight to comprehend the fact that a hard Arabian moon will drive a strong man stark mad in a single night if he lie unprotected from her light. Even with me under my covering she seemed to be sucking at my vitals. Weary with watching, and to say the truth more than a trifle worried, I fed my rats und went to bed. I lay long awake in spite of fatigue and the soothing lullaby of lapping waters. At length 1 began to done, frequently starting up, however, with a vivid impression of hearing Ahruin bun Aden culling my name. Hlslng on my elbow I would barken, punting with excitement. Hut tho great silence being unbroken, savu by the low, sweetly blended voices of wind and water, I would liedown again— to ho honest, with something of the nervous shivering of u frightened child. Once I was constrained to got up and look out, first on one side, then on the other. Hut tho deep serenity of nature was undisturbed. Tho rnoon shone resplendently, and tho sea, gently crisped by the breeze, sparkled llkn fretted silver or glowed with phosphorescent lire. Tho night wind, soft und wiirni mid odorous, caressed my face uud head with u wooing murmur tUt would huvo been delicious hud I been in a frame of mind to flujoy it, und fur alofl i liu stars palpllatfd In their azure •eUiiiK with a sort of tender compassion. Ah, uiystury of mysteries, how came all those splendors to bo above mo, and how came I of all the uiilUuiiH on earth u> look Up at them from such an uttor desolation? Did I need the IOHSOII of human feebleness more than any one clseC Was my pride so Stubborn, my disobedience so great, that I had to bo sent out hero u second und lone- licrlshinacl to be humbled and correctudF K thwiilus were iiiuny,'truly the punishment was sore. I'ulnt and quivering, j Juanc-d against the side for support, and us 1 rubbed a clammy face there was wrung from uiy heart tlmt piteous cry that went up from Calvary—the cry which vents tho concentrated misery of a lost race, "My God, uiy God, why bust thou forsaken met" Aud iiunjedj»tcly, as if by celestial im- pulse, my mind flew back lo a heathery braeside, and I was nestling from threatening perils in arms that compassed me safely about—as one whom his mother comforteth. The wounded animal seeks its lair that it may die in peace; the wounded spirit turns home that it may be strengthened and solaced, were it only by mere recollection. But for that divine memory, that swift flight through space and time, I might have gone that instant and leaped from the bulwarks Into the flood below. It was an impotent mood, the mood of a coward, if you like, but let those who have been similarly tried say if their hearts have never failed them. And let those whohave never borne the stress of misfortune beware what fate has in store for them, and remember that "they jest at scars who never felt a wound." I returned to bed by and by, falling asleep at length on a resolution to be up next morning with the sun. As it turned out, I was astir in advance of my time. Just us the first glimmer of dawn flickered on the sea I was startled by a noise of ropes upon the ship's sides, a scurrying of feet on the deck and a tumult of contending voices in shrill confusion all round. Quick as thought I tumbled out of bed, threw on my olothes, stuck a brace of revolvers in my belt, grasped my sword and bounded up the companionway. At the head there was an abrupt and uncomfortable stoppage, for no sooner did my foot touch deck than a score of gleaming scimiters were circling about my throat, preventing the slightest chance of defense, A throng of swarthy, fierce eyed, vociferating villains pressed and brandished their weapons so truculently that I could have sworn to a chilly sensation of steel in ray windpipe, though as yet no one had actually touched me. Divining that the rascals were Arabs, I demanded in the Arab tongue, and in rather gasping accents, what this sudden invasion and hostile display meant, At this a familiar voice called out, "Enlarge thy turban, friend; great is the bountifulness of fortune to her favorites!" There was a sardonic laugh from those whose blades were closest about my neck. Then one who seemed to be the leader, pushing a little forward, said sternly: "This ship is ours. If thou art in love with thy life, surrender; if thou art tired of it resist. Speak quickly." The logic of this laconic' speech being perfectly irresistible, I immediately answered; "Since I value my life notwithstanding the difficulty of preserving it, I surrender. Will my friends lower their swords, for, to say the truth, they cause me an uneasy itching." "When tbou hast given up thy weapons," •aid the spokesman curtly. "They who do me the honor of this visit belong to a brave and chivalrous people," I rejoined, remembering Asian manners, "I know their history, and the songs of their poets, and the valor of their deeds. I am a stranger, alone and at your mercy. My arms are my sole possession. I pray you let me keep them." "Nay, by Fatima's eyelash, arms in thy hands areas poison in the adder's tongue!" cried Abram ben Aden, coming forward so that I now caught sight of him. There was a diabolical fire in his black eyes, and his face bore an insolent leer of triumph. The look of him put all -my fear to flight, and in its place kindled u sudden and savage desire to be revenged. "That man," I wild, pointing in scorn and anger at him aud forgetting tho fate that was so imminent; "that man has betrayed me. He has brought you here to plunder, Is it not soP" • Perhaps it was the unexpected audacity of my mien uud question that made them answer so promptly and frankly, but in- stantlyadozen of them called out, "It is so." "I have taken this viper to my breast,"' I cried, "and be has stung mo. It is a base thing that stings the hand that helps it. By your love of vengeance, I charge you to leave him to me. Lot it be seen this day how treachery and ingratitude can be re- quitted. We two have eaten salt together. I took him in, giving him of my best, and now he clamors for my llfp. It is his if he can take it. You will grunt the prayer of a forsaken stranger tlmt no baud but his enemy's be raised ag:iinst him. I trust to your honor to see justice between mini and man." All this while the Arabs were swarming upon deck and pushing and crushing and craning to see mo and catch my words. Their looks ciicouruged mo. "Tho ship is yours," I went on, still moro boldly, "i yield it without u murmur; only let me put my life against the. life of this son of u dog." "Why do we waste timcl"' demanded Abruin ben Aden savagely. "Let his in- lldel throat feel tho edgo of a believer's sword. Who is ho that he should handy wordH with usf Off with IIJH head, to tho BharkH witli his carcass, and let us to the spoil!" "Thy tonguo Is too fast for thy wit, Abram ben Aden," said tho man wlumi I took to be leader. "Ho has yielded the ship to us. Ho Is ready t« puthis Ufu upon thy blade point If thou will grunt him a like privllwKe In return. A fair bargain, by tho inumnry of Sikaudar-el-ltuml. Many u timo bust' thou boasted of thy skill with thu sword; tbou lovcst rovengn us wall us miy num. iluro Is thy opportunity to show thou possesses! otiu und canst tuko thu other. What think yul" 1 addressing bis comrades. "Is it not us 1 sayf" "It In us thou Hiiyest," came quickly In chorus from thu twoscoru eager men. Judging itbubt to take prompt advantage of this change of sentiment. In my favor, 1 strode forward, und before lio could raise u linger to prevent uiu caught Abrum ben Aden {irmly by tho beard. "Last night wo mo salt together," I nuld. "It was thu vow of frlumluhip. Today j spit In thy vilo fucu. It Is thu vow of eter- uul enmity," und butting tho action to the word i spat full In his face, it is tho greatest affront you win offer an Arab, or iu- deed to any man of thu Muslem fulth. "Thou shaltTUe ill" hu 1-lniuiud, stamping with rage, whllu ho wiped hU face. "Uy tho holy prophet, thou shall rue III Murk mo, sou of un Inlldel dog, my HWOI., will slake lu Hi Irs I In thy blood. I will hew they iu piece*. 1 will scatter thee to tho winds, HO that no inaii can gather thu fragments." In au iiiblant I wa» buck, wllb my sword drawn ready for thu attack. "Thou hast there the sword 1 gave thee," t said. "Crown thy baseness and scatter me." "Tbou art a fooll" ho hissed. "Thereare better things than letting the blood out of thy foul Christian body. I will take revenge for this defilement; yea, revenge that will not »D much as leave thy name among men, but not now." "Hear how a coward can speak," tothecrpwd. "But give us room. Either he takes his revenge now, or I take mine." "Yen, leave them room!" rose on nil sides, and the masa pushed back, making a va cant space in tho middle. On the one side stood Abram ben Aden, bis lean dark face like a fiend's, and his fingers nervously clutching the handle of his sword. On the other was I, motionless, deadly white, I nm sure, but with a fixed determination to die or have vengeance. 1 was perfectly calm, probably because the hn.z.ird was so desperate. The gaze of n 11 those alien eyes was as nothing; as nothing, too, v?as the chance of being killed. Thought aud purpose and feeling were concentrated on the nan opposite. I made a movement forward, and Abram ben Aden tried to squeeze back, saying il was of more consequence to secure the booty than to turn aside to put a toad out of existence. But the circular human wall was solid, and he could not get away. As he struggled ignominiously I advanced and struck him on the cheek with the flat ol my sword. "If there be aught else I can do to affront, thee," I said, "name it." He glared madly as I stepped back a little; then, thinking to rush in and end the encounter at a blow, he sprang upon me with the headlong ferocity of a tiger. But he had miscalculated. Swerving slightly to the side, I caught his blade on mine, and the sharp, fell ringing of steel announced to the remotest of the spectators that two men-were fighting for their lives. The crowd preserved complete silence, showing no disposition to interfere. There was no commotion; the drama of death went on without a sound save what was made by the whistling, clashing swords of the combatants, for, the Arabs being undemonstrative, take the sight of blood and the issues of life and death without excite- mentyor horror or pity. I have no recollection of the particulars of the fight. I only know that for my part I went at it with a single, simple purpose; that I had no thought of fancy swordsmanship, nor indeed of anything else save not to yield while I could draw breath. • My opponent had the first blood. By some accident or clumsiness on my part his sword in glancing off mine struck my shoulder, peeling it. But the wound, though it bled freely, was a flea bite, and if it had any effect at all it was to spur me on. I pressed hard, forcing my antagonist back inch by inch to larboard, the crowd giving way in that direction. Ho fought like a beast of prey, but i spite of his fury, or perhaps because of ii I kept pushing him steadily before me ti.. at last bis heel was against the vessel's side Finding himself at the wall, he uttered great oath, the first word be had spoke since we engaged, and plied his weapo with such swiftness and force that it was a murvel I escaped being slain on the spot No doubt it was my reckless calm tha saved me. At any rate, by driving in am slashing and guarding and thrusting a if I had the eyes of Argus and the hands o Briareus I was able to maintain my ground nay, was able to keep his back glued to th brig's side. Blood flowed pretty freely on both sides yet the sijiht of it did not relax my resolu tion, if resolution it can be called, whicl was a blind decision to have my sword ii my opponent's vitals or his in mine. On of us two must die. That was the fell ver diet. So we fought not to show our science but as men fight who are bent on killinj. each other in the shortest possible space o time. I hud but to look into his eyes to see the fate intended for me, aud I daresay be looked into mine and read with equal clear ness that meant for him. There was uo device known to either OL us—aud Abram ben Aden must have cursec himself for iny dexterity—to which we dii not resort. Yet the advantage hung in th. balance. Terrific as the blades rang anc glanced, they somehow failed to find their point on either side. The breathing was becoming hard and fast, and there was some risk we might bo deprived of the satisfaction for which botli of us panted by our very eagerness aud vio lence in trying to get it, That some such thought must have flashed across Abram ben Aden's mind was quickly made manifest by his maneuvering. Blowing and staggering as if in the last stago of exhaustion, he suddenly swerved, apparently with tho intention of flight, at the same tlms making a very feeble defense, Tho ruse nearly gave him my life. For an instant I thought I had him, and my whole being thrilied with unholy glee. But the light in his eyes and my knowledge of his crafty ways speedily put mo on my guard again and restrained my ill timed exultation. Well for me that they did. Scarcely had I recovered myself when Abram ben Aden, with a great roar and strokes that fell like lightning, charged upon me, pushing mo back and nearly running in under my sword. But he had delayed the onset just a second too long. Had ho made his rush immediately on the heels of his retreat, 1 had been a dead man. But he took too much pains to mislead me! Deception had o'erleaped itself aud opened my eyes. lint he was quickly to make amends for his mistake In tactics, lie had been a savage before. Ills failure turned him Into a (lend. 11 is sword bang In my ears like a nest of hornets, aud hu seemed to bu striking from all points at once. Overborne by an onslaught, that was the very fury of tho pit, I went steadily back, though exerting all my sti-eiiKth and skill. Abraui ben A«!i;u had got his second wind, which was htronger limn the first, while I wa» done. The end must be at baud. This curdling thought had just been forced upon me, when in onu of our most furious moments my antagonist's sword broke witiiiiut warning In his hand. My blood leaped afresh at I he sight, and I must have swelled with thu idea of vengeance must have been strange to him. When I judged the wind to be pretty well - 4 » out of him, I drew him close to me with A ej sudden jerk, my elbows hard on his ribs, my left knee at the point of his right leg|, then carefully maintaining the beatHBe^ embrace while putting forth my who strength I bent him back, and he turned over like a willow sapling. Then, clutching his throat-and the lower part of his fc>ly before he could recover, I lifted htm high in the air and brought him down with all my might on tho edge of the bulwark, MB yelled in fright and pain that his back was broken, but it was death or nothing. In au instant he was up again, but finding him limp and listless in my hands, instead ot bringing him down with a second crash I cast him from mo, and he fell into the se* with a splash like a log. . CHAPTER XII. FIGHTING FOR THE BOOTS'. , I took no heed whether he sank or swam, nor indeed so much as cast a glance after him, but turning quickly on my heel picked up my crimson sword, wiping it roughly on a coll of rope that lay handy." Then, making my best salaam to the pirate leader, and speaking as well as a blown man might, I said: "You have graciously granted my prayer and the satisfaction for which my soul yearned; in token of submission and gratitude I now sheathe my sword in sight of all." Aud suiting the action to the word, I shot the weapon into its steel scabbard with a clash that could be heard all over the ship, Tho chief bowed grimly in return, but without speaking a , word; then, courtesies being at an end, he gave the command and the looting began, Leaning against the companion head, I watched the wild rush and scuffle for a minute, but being greatly hustled and .but feted and feeling faint besides, I tottered to a secluded corner, where I sank with a reeling sensation on the deck. Hu there pretty much like a bundle of disca ed clothes, I mopped my face and trii discover the sources of the many s'l of blood that seemed to ooze and trickle all over my body. There was perhaps no great effort made to stanch the flow, for I was far enough gone to be careless. What did it matter? Might I not quietly pant out my life there and bedone with it? And even while the thought was in my mind the brightness of the sun was suddenly overcast as by the duskiness of death, and ;he clamor of the robbers died away in my ears. I suppose I must have been some time in ihls state of collapse when the brig grated mrshly on the bottom, careened slightly, urched and lay over, fast aground. /The queer grating sensation, as of the pricking of a million small fins, aroused me, and I itaggered half awake to my feet. The first ihing I saw was Abram ben Aden being muled dripping by two men into a boat. ! rubbed my eyes, wondering how he came to be in need of help or to have companions to render it, and finding no answer called out as lustily as I could: "Hellol What's the matter there?" He heard aud looked up. At sight of me the fire of hell sprang anew into his black eyes and his thin features gathered in A vengeful scowl. Then my wandering wits i? began to return, bringing a remembrance of what had happened. I should have fallen into the sea but for the support of the bulwark. In a dizzying turmoil of feelings I laid hold, with trembling hands, to keep myself up, my eyes fast on the distorted face of Abram ben Aden. "God! man, are ye much hurt?" I asked, scarcely knowing what I said. "We're a pair of fools," I added, laughing and crying together. But either he did not hear me or he ... beyond speech, for he only cast a look as to say he wished he had my heart out, slipped into the boat, which hid him from my view. i I was fain to sit down again, my back propped against the vessel's side, and breathe myself. The commotion of spirit brought a fresh gush of blood, \yhlch bathed back and chest in a warm stream. Yet what I had just seen occupied me more than my wounds. Indeed, forgetting both them and the evil storm cloud on Abram ben Aden's countenance, I felt only an all pervading joy at seeing him alive again. For now, being past thoughts of vengeance and much too weak to have heart for slaughter, I realized in some measure what a disquieting thing It is to face the great laat reckoning with the blood of a fellow ciettture on your head. I hoped that the man whom I had to lately and so desperately striven to kill might live, even were it only to finish me, And I sure I should have smiled inanely who knows but I may have beamed in welcome, if he had suddenly appeared, sword In hand, and intimated that my time wal come. No doubt my mood of Christian meekness and charity was due to the cir> cumstance that nature was perilously near yielding in any case, I suspect the wont of us are pious when lacking the pith to be anything else. Reviving a little presently, I began to think of my own life (since nooneeU* wjcraed to desire It specially just then) and exerted all my surgical skill and Ingenuity They were not much, and they were left unaided. Lying there iu tho midst of a crowd, no one Inquired about my hurts; no me offered help; no one, in fact, cored • traw whether 1 lived or died. The plun- lerlug went on with much noise and not* ittle quarreling, aud if the plunduerZ aine near it was only to curse ut being in the way. Perhaps they could not have ado more effective means of dispelling m, ethargy. There are times when a kick Iteral or metaphorical, Is the very best ,ouiu that can bo administered. The rouHh ehavlor of the pirates pricked me to a vi rous self Interest that no process of i )g or doctoring could have induced Thi lavago oaths and savager looks wore to m» ;>lrlt what tho grindstone is to the knlfeX Now In very truth 1 had him, for he could not escape. With a despairing cry upon the iiamuof Allah, he threw up his hands us if expecting to bo liihliinlly dispatched. And Indeed wy swoi'd wtis lu the air (o In two, but the blow nuvuFfuH, with nil my imssloim allamu I cotiUI not take Hitch advuntu^u of a ilofi'imulesa in i> n. "1 huvo broken your Hwurd," I unld la a lionrso rauloi "now I will Imwk yuur neok," and dropping my wi>ii|>on 1 Hpriuits at him. Tho niixt In-iiuiit wu wuro n-ulimj In deadly wnwllc. llo WHH u lii'uwu inmi, strong, ulnuwy u.nd uncommonly uotlvu. I \viu but a ui'lplliij,'. soft of buuu and IIIIIH- ok-j yet my lmml:i WITH no wiouui' about iilm thiiii I know which of u« \V,IN iiiashT. Wo rolliid and swayed to aud fro, 1 dolun my bi-iit lo HIIUITHU and nhako thu wind out of him, and hu btrU-lug like Uio foul llviul to «et at my thnmt, but my hold was linn U my briwth should butthoit, nnd betMi--i I wan ut familiar vxurclbv, whumi* thu guim- IH to the knife hoy turned liHtlessness and dullnesg to »D *Uv!ty u u it hail au wlgo ot auger and some poBHlbillty of retaliation. ,'j!he flnt result of this now found wlWB y wag TC thought that to crouch there and Weed to death was most luwurodly not tuo narto/ • wan. So walehliiK my opportunity, tw the companloiiway wai. mostly blocked witli thieves, 1 went below to linlsh my dretalnu *oi-tiiimii'ly my wounds, though inaklmr so gory a shuw, wwe nclthei deep nor dmi- Herons. Hut it was wonderful in ho points Abram ben Aden haiVtoi , more wonderful si 111 that having succeeded so far he had not sum-wled farther. Imnln,""''/'^, 0 " (l !" !k l"™ 1 ' 1 "^. swathed »u handkerchiefs and stray pieces of olotl ' '' 1 by W « HJ| '» ot Mr. W »lBhU,f land. ovejvd we A stretch of were- o green wmw ran away lo n Muay be«« u VuUt ended abruptly In iron olIU's, Vhlol, Sj geshM hm-due^ „,„, | wrrwiuttil , bt ! ^j 1 "* "What Is the landr" I unkod one of th. eonuilni, pointing shoreward ' «* ihou shall know soon Meanwhile the unloading u f went on apace. A score round h

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