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SYNOPSIS: Andrew Kllgour Is Involved In a bitter feud with lite pur. e proud cousin Peter deplume, Their fierce buttles of almost dally occurrence are the tulk of the university at Edinburgh, where the; are students, To Andrew's dismay, his father decides to take him from school and (Kit him at law In the office of Thomas Clepliane, the father of Pe'er. The Kllgour estate, KH- burnle, Is hopelessly In debt, and Andrew Is ex peeled to redeem the family foriunes. CHAPTKB 11-On the wny home to explain mutters, heencounters a specimen of the hog family and culls him by his proper name. CHAPTER III—The hog proves to be Tnomis Clephane, his uncle, and the law pinnIs quickly disposed of. Opportunely a wealthy nelKh- tor of Kllgour's, who Is an ex-ofllclal of India, suggests that country as n Held for a roung fortune Keeker. CHAPTKR IV—Andrew meets fair Thomas' daughter Isabel and Is charmed at sight. She adds her entreaties to Sir Thomas'advice thiit Andrew go to India, when she learns ; that his principal business for a time will be to search for bis long lout brother Donald. CHAPTER V—At Bombay Andrew makes friends among the British merchants and Is offered a pleasure trip to Jedda on an East India trader. CBAPTBR VI—The ship Is dismantled by H waterspout and deserted by her crew, Andrew Is left helpless In his berth from fever. CHAPTER VII—The weather clears, the ship floats on the broad ocean, and Andrews's fever leaves him. CHAPTERS VIII, IX and X—An Arab Is encountered In a rowboat and taken aboard. He proves a medlesome companion, but teaches Andrew the Arabia tongue and also fencing. CHAPTERS XI and XII—The Arab Is joined by a band of his fellow pirates. Andrew kills bis betrayer, but the derelict Is/ plundered and Andrew taken off a captive. CHAPTER XVII. THli MARCH. The details of the march need not be narrated at length. Our journey lay over scarred and blighted ground and across sandy plains and in and out among circular sand hills—loose, impermanent heaps, which the winds of the desert twist and curve and fling about in their wanton, lonely sport; desolate heaps that hide the bones of the perished traveler and are forever moving iLtii- formless lips with a silent, stealthy motion to suck in and overwhelm the living. No man knows thedeep treachery of mother earth till he has wrestled with the noiseless forces of the desert. The pace, however, was brisk, for man and beast were fresh und eager. Indeed it was a perpetual surprise to me how the animals made such progress over the elusive path. The camels, swinging at a steady trot, had much the best of it, for when the hard hoof of the horse sinks and slips the elastic spongy foot of the camel spreads like a web, and he passes as easily and safely over drifting sands as a snowshoer over smothering wreaths. It was then I first understood how truly the camel deserves its title of the ship of the desert, for as ships pass along their liquid way so the camel treads his unstable course over the sandy wastes. Yet the horses, too, had uncommon lightness and skill in making way where every step forward was a half step backward. To the horsemen the first sensation of a desert ride is as if he were poised on springs ot ineffable delicacy, which swayed gently on the slightest pressure. Much of this luxurious ease is due to the yielding track, but something also to the springy motion of the Arab horse. To the saddle nothing whatever is due, since it is merely pieces of the hardest wood roughly nailed and bound with thongs of rawhide. On an English horse and a macadamized rood it would reduce a trooper to helplessness in an hour; and indeed with all the suppleness and softness of the true Kohlan Arab saddlery is apt to pain the inexperienced. The Arabs themselves are aware of no discomfort because they are as hard as the wood they bestride. On the first night we marched steadily till set of moon, then halted for food and rest. I could not half admire the quickness witfc which the fires were lighted with withered grasses and shrubs, and the good humored alacrity of the cooks in preparing the meal. To be sure it did not cull for any elaborate t-xerci.se of art, for tlio'ratioiiH consisted of nothing daintier than coarse flour, Halt and dried dates with some packages ot coffee. The cooks took two or three handfuls of flour apiece, poured water on it from a skin and kneaded it into a dirty dough with dirty hands. It would be profane in an Arab cook to have clean hands, and so he keeps them religiously filthy, thus giving those who eat his preparations the bcnellt of muny unsuspected ingredients. The dough, which was wet perhaps hulf way to the center, was beaten out into thick cakes, which were laid ou the glowing embers and covered with hot ashes. They were left thus till converted into u sodden, soapy paste, then taken out and eaten as hot as they could be swallowed. I nibbled the edge of one, but llndiug my tueth stick In it I ate a handful of dates, took a drink of water, and then wrapping my burnooseclos* about me throw myself on tliu ground ami slept the swell sleep of the weary. It seemed I had not lain llvu minute* when thu kettledrums were beating Hie reveille. Tho gray dawn WHS only beginning to glimmer, but already lliuciiinel- men were quarreling with their grunting beasts and our bakers were busy with the glutinous compound they culled bread. Wu hastily swallowed smno muuthfuls of it straight off the burning coals, with a fow dates and a drink of mubty water apiece, and were off again. For awhile the air was dellciously cool and refreshing, and thu glories of the open- Ing day in the louu wilderness an the HUH broke through his curtain of while, mist were such us a man beholds with awe and remembers witli reverence. Jlut the blazing orb boon turned thu dewy freshness to • sweltering, blistering heat that was try ing to (lie nurvemind temper of men toll- Ing through shifting Bands and conical lu muli ( I' volcanic slug. Vet no man com plulm-d, only us wo mopped our utrimiulng faces ihu conversation lugged,und heruund there a man gave a low involuntary moan. Suva such intermittent noises and tliu dreary, monotonous sift, sift, ttlft, of mil- mills' feet lu the sund them wuu not a sound. When the HUH mounts in hU might, desert travelers are apt to fall si Ion t. Toward noon, when we hud almost reached thu point of utter dissolution, wo gullied thu crest of u low ridge, whene.u looking lo the northwest we saw what evoked a cry of gloduewi from nearly every throat In t ho company. K was uu ou»U, u tiny spot of gruou with u clump of trees In the mldskf shining like un emerald lu u broad drub Betting. Wo know (hero was it well there, and Tabul, with tliu privilege of * guide, fcugKeetc'd we uhould (lult uud re ple'utsh our water skins. But Abou Kuram answered curtly that we were not yet in need of water; that the time for rest hud not come, and that in forced marches men had to think moreof! speed thau of comfort. There wns a general look of disappointment at this speech, which urged Tabal to appeal again und to advance reasons for stopping, "When I desire thy counsel, I will tell thee," returned Abou Kuram shortly. "Look thou to the way nnd leave the rest to me. And methinks thou hadst better mend thy pace.". After this no man durst speak, and keen as was the disappointment there was no murmuring—only the men sat a little tooro grimly nnd prodded a little more viciously with their riding sticks. As we passed, many a man turned with yearning eyes to the verdurous spot, thinking perhaps he should be deaJ ere another came in sight. If the forenoon had been hot, the afternoon had an atmosphere of living fire. Yet we toiled on, dissolviugandopeu mouthed, and womlerim; how long we could stiiiid the burning lances of the sun. I speak of the rank and file. As for Abou Kuram, he seemed to be oblivious of heat or thirst or fatigue. How I envied him I While my mouth was cracking he was evidently as cool and moist as a ripe pear. Koor AH, who rode beside me, must have noticed the painful twitching of my lips, for looking in my face with an expression of concern he asked if I was thirsty. "As dry as a baked brick," I croaked. Koor All's sou, Ahmed, a lad about my own age, rode beside us, and on hearing my. raven voice burst into a fit of laughter. "What art thou laughing at, Ahmed?" demanded-Abou Kuram, turning slightly in his saddle. Ahmed pointed to me. "The stranger croaketh with thirst," he satd, "ere we are half way overthe desert." I tried to explain but failed; my mouth was as a rusty machine that had not moved for a century. "Give him thy water skin, Koor All," said Abou Kuram, "lest he faint. It were ill to die in the desert," he added, smiling at me. The water was dingy and beginning to smell badly, but just then a stagnant pool would have been sweet, and I took a huge gulp. Taking another, I held it in my mouth for a minute, then squirted it out, sending it, as if by pure accident, over the sprightly Ahmed. "By my faith, I like not to be spat on by an infidel," be cried, grasping his spear as if to have at me. The laugh was now on my side, though I perceived the danger of indulging in it, " 'Twos but an accident," I said apologetically. "Yet it is good and will cool thee." I tried to propitiate htm by banding him his father's water skin to drink, but be disdainfully declined. "Nay. I am not a babe like thee," he said. "Thou shouldst have brought thy mother with thee," and he tossed his head us if he were safe from the weakness of thirst in a desert land. Three mortal hours of panting toil and dripping sweat bad yet to pass ere Abou Kuram ordered a halt, and then it was but to dismount, swallow a mouthful of dry dates and foul lukewarm water and scramble into the saddle again. Through tho broiling afternoon we stewed and gasped and pushed on, fainting, never drawing rein till sundown, when we stopped for prayers and the evening meal. I bad scarcely eaten when I was asleep on the sand, and my eyes appeared to have just closed when those abominable drums were beuting the order to mount and march again, Words cannot tell how sore aud tired I' was or how I longed to lie down and be at peace. The feeling was as if some one had pounded me limp and nature was slowly stiffening up again with tlio joints all out of place and every muscle aud ligament stretched beyond endurance. But as the Arabs said nothing of fatigue I would have cut my tongue out rather than complain. Five days we panted ou through starching sands under a flaming tky, and five nightH the bright Arabian moon lighted us ou our trackless, hurrying march. By the third day man and beast weru showing decided signs of exhaustion. Camels fell and were left to die, sometimes with their burdens on them. The horses lagged with low heads und protruding tongues, and men dropped suddenly from their saddles with stSrangu sterterous noises uud lay as senseless us logs. Two went raving mad, one of them succeeding in killing another and himself ere bis comrades could overpower him. Hollow graves, which the jackals und liyenns conlil reopen with a scratch of thu paw, were scooped out for the dead and i l>"ir cainelH uiven lo others The young soliiu.-s shook und looked anxious, for sudden death und unceremonious burial are disconcerting to juvenile nerves. The old ones clinched their teeth, growling that war mid tlio desert weru not for children, und Abou Kurum.Helf possessed, but a trifle grimmer than at starting, spoke roughly about the delays. Ko the cuvulcude tolled wearily ou, yearning so fervently for rest that it forgot Mlory, yet stolidly enduring tlio hnrshness of fate. But indeed uu Arab inn wildcat in vitality, und more than a wildcat in thu capacity to bear puln uncomplainingly. We pressed silently ahead, counting thu hi'iid* of sweat us they rolled down aud wondering how many of us thu desert would swallow ero wu yot u. clmuce of taking It out of thu enemy. At lust wu left the hands for alkaline lunds bcantlly clothed with hard, Hour gross und sapless diininutivu shrubs, and gradually ascending to u range of mountains thai crossed our llnu of advance.north uud south. It was somewhere within those ram part n that we expected to lind Amood Sinn und hU discomfited iiriny. Being now olosu upon tlio bcuno of the lulu buttle, wu hud lo cxeruUudouble vlglluncu, for Viunen Yuscl would naturally bu on thu lookout to pruvcnt uld from reaching the man whom hu wished todcbtroy utterly. Keur- ly all thu cooking wus donu by day, t>o that tlu'ru might bi> no Iln-H ut night lo Indiculu our presence und position, und when wu lay down lo rest the number of sentinels wus Incri'uuiid. Hut wu reached the foothills without molestation und fur from t>oi'.y that wu wcrulliu'ly to beublu lu pick out- helves together bcfuro fighting. An It '.rould bu nt onco inclremuly duuger- ous, extremely dilllcult und tedloua lo tuku thu whole body of troops lo thu rendezvous 'by Amood Kjni), Abou Ixuruiu decided to send Koor All forward with an escort to ascertain whether it would not be possible to effect a junction of the two armies outside the mountains. It was near sunset when we arrived at our halting place, and as soon as the moon rose Koor All and his little band set forth, Tabal still leading. According to the guide we might expect them back at the' latest by noon next day. Noon came, however, without bringing them. The afternoon wore slowly on, darkness fell, prayers were said and supper wns eaten, nud still no Koor All, Abou Kuram was gettliiR Impatient. After n forced march across the desert, it was exasperating to be kept waiting at this stage. The camp lay down to sleep, moon and stars kept their vigil, morning broke und still no tidings of the absent ones. Abou Kuram strutted sullenly about the camp, recalling his stock of Arabian oaths. Noon came again, and again siim.et, supper and prayers, yet there was no sign of Koor AH and his escort, I am afraid Abou Kuram went through his devotions with a preoccupied, inattentive mind that evening. At any rate the first thing he did after turning his face from Mecca was to pour a flood of objurgations on Amood Sinn, ou Koor All, on Tabal and all concerned with them. But that did not bring them, and once more the camp lay down to rest, The commander, however, did not He down. Long after his men were snoring at the sky I watched his dark and solitary figure moving to and fro in angry, uneasy expectancy. "There shall be a reckoning for this," I heard him mutter once. "Wpe betide the man who causeth this delay." He was still walking about when I fell asleep. - I was enjoying a happy dream, when all at once in the black darkness I was roused by the crackle of firearms and the shrill voices of excited men. "The enemy, the enemy," they shouted aa I sprang up, rubbing ray eyes. "The devil on the black horse with 10,000 demons at his back." And then all along o'ur front there was a momentary line of leaping fire which showed our scurrying men confusedly trying to get into fighting order. To our great surprise there came no response to our volley, nor could we hear any movement outside our own lines, though we hearkened with ears that would have heard the stealthy tread of the panther. "The enemy has run," said some one ex- nltlngly. "Our fire has given him fleet feet to make off." And just then, as If in answer to this boast, there was the vicious ping of flying lead in the air, and some of our men dropped screaming to the earth. We delivered another volley blindly into the darkness, then waited for the return fire, but it did not come. Savage at the double disgrace of being fooled and taken unawares, Abou Kuram ordered a sortie, but the party had not gone 30 yards when another shower of bullets fell upon us from the opposite direction. The foe was running round us, peppering us at his will. A second sortie party was instantly sent out, but like the ilrst it came back without making any discovery. Only some said they had seen a terrible apparition on a black horse of gigantic size, and that steed and rider breathed blue flame. So the army stood there, nervously handling its matchlocks and supplicating the protection of the prophet. The prophet was evidently gracious, for there were no moreof those ugly surprises that night. The foe, content with a moderate amount of fun, had gone off to chuckle over his success uud get up his courage for a big fight. Abou Kuram knew it was coming. He knew, too, that tho enemy, flushed with success, would be exceedingly tough to deal with, and the knowledge incensed him afresh uguiiisc his ally for being so dil- Koor AU and Ms little band were at last spied emerging from a defile, atory, But Intelligence was at hand. Just as the morning star was fuding out of sight Koor AH and his little band were at last spied emerging from a defile in the mountains. Abou Kuram watched them with never a word, but his face was set, and in his heart were the elements of a fearful explosion, As Koor AH approached we saw that he was accompanied by a stranger of rank, whom we judged to be an emissary from Amood Slim. At sight of him Abou Ku- ram became, sterner than ever, 'Behold, now we shall have a feast of words," lie said to me, "and we shall be talking idly when we ought to bo driving Yinneii Yusel to destruction." When tit length the company drew up, he received their salute coldly and listened with u mixture ot scorn and haughty 1m- patienco to the florid speech which the envoy hastened to make. The muny expressions of personul good will with which the oration was Interlarded he acknowledged stillly; indued tho responses wore BO unwillingly made one witli hulf un cyu could have seen It would be fur more congenial lo him to dni whis sword and full furiously ou this mini of smiling fuuu und lino words thun 10 htmul und listen. Koor All, |ier- ceivii.,; the lumper of Ida chief, and well knowiug*whut it meant, advanced with the object ot making his report, and HO cut short tho palavering. But ho hud not uttered udo/.cn words when Mohammed beu 101- dud Hussam (such was the stranger's Imposing name) Interrupted him. "1'erudveiiluro, 1 may be permitted to nay to my lord's brol her," mild the envoy, beaming upon Abou Kuram wllh u fellnu softness und craftiness of expression, "thutiiH to the delay which hath occurred the good uud gullunt Koor All und his followers, who showed the ctwrugu of Huns in coining to UK, are In nowise lo blame." "My lord ought not lo trouble himself with such small matters," returned Abon Kuram, with thu alightest of bows und Ihu fuiutest of smiles, "They liecumu nut his runk. Di-Hides he lu weary und noedulh rest." "1 urn Indeed weary," responded Ben Kl- dud with uiirullled urbanity. "And it is because, of Unit 1 would speak lu behalf ol Koor All, for may 1 never have, thu hoi) joy uf bitting in Uiu prophet's presence ll ho hath not, driven us us U wo were things of iron and steel uud not incu. of simple liesh and blood," "It in not inc.per Unit my lord should thus mjd to his weariness," Interrupted Abou Kuram. "Let him withdraw to my tent and hnvo his feet washed bv his servant's slaves and food set before him and take the rest of which he is so much in need. Koor AH will himself tell his story," and with un imperative manner that wag not to be resisted he led Mohammed ben Eldad Hassam to the retirement of the tent. In a minute he was back again. "Now," he said to Koor AH, drawing himself up with soldierly sternness, "we will hear what tbou hast to say. Wherefore didst thou tarry BO long, and what tid-. ings hast thou brought!" 1 Koor AH gave his story briefly and clearly. To begin with, he said, they did not find Amood Si mi nt tho place appointed, an excursion of the man on the black horse and his marauders having driven him deeper Into the mountains. This change of situation involved au arduous search of 48 hours, and when at last Amood Sinn was found he was skulking among the rocks as if he were a fox, with his army scattered he knew not whither. "His heart was as the dust under his feet," pursued Koor AH,"and he railed upon the evil spirit on the black horse who had come to destroy him. I asked him U he intended to let Yumen Yusel harry his kingdom and carry away- his horses, his, camels, his wives and bis little onei, and he answered, 'If it is the will of God.' 'Nay,' I replied, 'that is but the voice of a craven fear. We are come hither to help thee with a great host, and are we to go back because thouliest among the rocks afraid to come forth and give the enemy battlef Whereupon there were shame nnd confusion*ofl his countenance, and he arose and said that of a surety they would fight. 'But how shall I prevail on my men," he asked, 'for they think these are evil spirits leagued against them?' 'Gather them unto one place,' said I unto him, and he sent out messengers and gathered them into one- place—a great hollow in the midst of the mountain!!. 'Speak unto them,' I said. 'Nay, it will bo better if thou speak unto them,' he answered, 'for they no longer heed iny words.' ; 1 "Whereupon I stood on a rock and spoke to them and told them how my lord had come to help them, and hearing this they took heart and shouted with a mighty voice that they yearned for vengeance aud were v ready to do battle with Yumeu Yusel and the man on, the black horse. And I, thinking it well to take them while the spirit was strong upon them, bade them come down to join my lord, whereat Amood Sinn, trembling greatly, said, 'Nay, it is better for us to remain here until all things are ready.' 'Thou art more afraid than thy men,' I said. 'They are but common soldiers,' he answered. 'The enemy seeketh not their life, but mine. Peradventure if we go down with thee he will fall upon us by the way and slavme.' Whereupon,I, answering, said that forasmuch as no battle could be fought among rocks and gorges they must come down to the plain. If they did not, then would my lord return to Marubel, and Amood Sinn's possessions would go from him and his posterity forever. And being again sore ashamed he consented to coine down and now lieth '*""' yonder close by the foot of the mountain/ awaiting my lord's behest." A' "Thou bust done the part of a brave manl Koor AH," said Abou Kuram, when the\ recital was ut an end. "I was wroth at the i delay, and now my anger is kindled against \ Amood Sinn. Thou hast done right well ' A in taking the cowardly dog by the ear and >'• dragging him to the foot of the mountain. We have been surprised here, and a battle Is at hand. Get thou tilings ready, Koor All. We will move to meet Amood Sinn. And now Imust go to Mohammed ben Eldad Hassam. He lieth ill at euse in my tent, full of excuses for his brave master and perodveuture for himself." 'Yes, it is likely," returned Koor Alt. "My opinion is that he cometh to spy my lord's strength. He will return if thou let. bim to report to Amood Sinn, and if my lord's army be not enough in their eyes they will betake themselves to the rocks again." "Two can play ut every game," said Abou Kuram significantly, pointing toward his tent. The warning which Koor All had given was well timed, for sure enough, when Mo- liummedben Eldadllassam hud washed und eaten and rested and paid A bou Kuram the regulation number of compliments, be proposed thut he should get an escort and precede the troops in order that Amood Sinn might be prepared to receive their illustrious general in u fashion becoming his rank. But Abou Kuruni had not studied dlplo-, niucy for nothing. •?• "My lord troubleth himself too much," ho replied, with an insinuating grace that was wonderful to behold. "Wu are soldiers and will bu satisfied with a soldier's welcome. We uru not come hither for feast- Ing und ceremonies, but to destroy Yumen Yusel and his evil ally on the black horse, of whom we huve heard so much," Moliuunued ben Kldad turned his eyes to- heaven ut this, menially invoking its protection. "Thinker thou steel or lead will avuil upon hlinl'" huusked. "'Tinhard to' kill satan," 'If hu come in our way, we can but try our weapons upon him," answered Abnu Kuram. "Thou speukest like the valiant man thou art," tmid l he envoy sweetjy. "Wherefore 1 would again crave my. lord's permission to return In advance of the troops, My royal luusterVIll be noro displeased It lie bu denied the opportunity of preparing, for my lord'» reception." "Thu good Amood Hlnn knoweth we are coming," said Abou Knrum suavely, "unU thou ueudbt not fear for his princely be- nuflcuncu. Wu do not look for ceremonleii with the foe in Bight. Besides, see th» troops are even now ready to march. It weru folly for thee, therefore, to hurry away." After that, Mohammed ben Eldnd could not further persist, but liU disappointment und chagrin were evident to nil. He and Ills muster were committed lo the chance* of another buttlu. CHAl'TKH XVltl. A1100U BINN'S IIUAVRKV. When early In tho afternoon the (WO armies effected a jur.ctnre, the aspect of thu allies wus such us might well haw madu Abou Knrnni pause ere joining them In but lie ii(.'uiiiKt so I'onnlduhluuu opponent as Yuuti'ii YiiKel. Thu rust hud given our men back their spirits. The tolU of the desert weru forgotten, und every heart boat) eagerly for the cliuncu of spoil und glory thut wus ut huud. Amood Sinn's troop*, ou tliu contrary, though they mudu u great show of valor und enthusiasm at our approach, \veru us miserably draggled and downciwl as if they bud Jin>t erupt out Oil thu mini after u trampling by tliu enemy, und nil their shouting ami hrumlUhiug of arms could nut hidu thu deathly fear that wiui upon them. To put \-\-ut.i in thu lutl'O pidlty ol'hiich deplorable luBi'lv wutt lying on the vulor o( a company of crows. Amood Hlnn himself rode nut, to Ukuvvwh gallantly mounted on u richly capurluonuxl charger uud attended by u sullulu mugulfl cent draperies and a hlagu of VUI'I colors. Nul.uiv had given him u ^i

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