The Carroll Sentinel from Carroll, Iowa on May 4, 1894 · Page 10
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Carroll, Iowa
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TowilW ?, v w^uvfi>N; iuwf uukiu uiitoi CUJOA9* SYNOPSIS: Andrew Kllgour Is Involved In a bitter feud with his pur.-e proud cousin Peter Clephane. Their fierce battles of almost dally occurrance are the talk of the university at Edinburgh, where the; are students. To Andrew's dismay, his father decides to take him from school ami put htm at Ian In the office of Thomas Clephane, the father of Peier. The Kllgour estate, Kll burrile, Is hopelessly In debt, and Andrew Is ex pected to redeem the fainll?foramen. CHAPTKB H-On the wdy home to explain matters, heencounters a specimen of the hog family and calls him by his proper name. CiupTKii III—The hog proves to be Thomas Clephane, his uncle, and the lawplnnls quickly disposed of. Opportunely a wealthy nelnh- Lor of Kllgour's, who Is an ex-olflclul of India, suggests that country as a field for a young fortune teeker. CHAFTKR IV-Andrew meets Sir Thomas' daughter Isabel and Is chaimed at sight. She adds her entreaties to Sir Thomas' 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 Jedda on an East India trader. CHAPTER VI—The ship Is dismantled by a waterspout and deserted by her crew, Andrew Is left helpless In his berth from fever. CHAPTER VH-The weather cleats, the ship floats on the brond ocean, nnd Andrews's fever leaven him. CHAPTERS VIII, IX and X—An Arab Is encountered Iti a rowboiit and taken aboard, lie proves a nedlesome companion, but teaches Andrew the Arabic tongue and also fencing. CHAPTERS XI und xri-The Arab Is Joined by a band of his fellow pirates. Andrew kills his betrayer, but the derelict Is plundered and Andrew taken off a captive. CHAPTERS XIII and IV—The plr.ites blind- ford their victim and leave him on a rocky shore, where ho meets with Arab Samaritans who feed him and clothe him In the garb of their race. In tho end, however, he is arrested and bhnt up as a spy. CHAPTERS XV and XVI—After being tried and condemned to death, the ruling prince, Abou Kuram, spares his life on condition ttixt lie ride beside him Into battle and prove hie valor. CHAPTER XVII.-Abon marches to baltle to success an ally, Ah mood Sinn, from the ravages of their common enemy, Ynmen YnaeH XIII and XIV They meet Yumen Yusel's army led by a wondefnl black horseman, who IN ;i fiend at slaughter, and Andrew discovers him to be Donald Gordon. i CH AFTER XIX. I THE BATTLE. When the enemy's cavalry reached level ground, they divided, one troop swingingto the right and the other to the left, with the evident intention of hurrying us on both flanks at once, while tliuoamelmen, quickening their pace, advanced straight upon our center. Our horsemen, going out easily, also divided to check the others, and our main force, massed after the Arab fashion, waited quietly for the attack. All eyes were, of course, on the cavalry moving from both sides at an easy trot, as if out for morning exercise. They made no haste, as yet there was nothing of tbe mad excitement of the charge in their behavior. Presently they broke into a gallop, and my heart bounded at the thought that they were going at each other. But when they should have burst into the charge both sides wheeled simultaneously, waving their lances defiantly and uttering shrill cries. Again they advanced, again wheeled and retired with the same truculent display of weapons. And so they went on wheeling and circling, but instead of getting closer together they drew away, until finally they must have been a full quarter of a mile apart. At this distance they brought up and stood facing each other. Hod I known Arab ways better, I should have understood that now the play was about to begin in earnest. Those little preliminary flourishes that had set my heart a-beatiug BO violently were simply an introductory ceremony meant partly to appease the Arab passion for show, partly to prick tho courage of the combatants. Meanwhile Yumen Yusel's camclmen bad pushed on and were now down the slope and well Into the plain. When within a musket shot of our front lines they halted. Then in the twinkling ot an eye down went every camel in both armies, while tbe musketeers, crouching behind their beasts, brought their long matchlocks to the "ready." At the same moment the opposing bodies of horse that had been standing motionless, raising unitedly the fierce warcry of "Techbir.techbir!" started toward each other at the full speed of the charge. The next instant came the shock of meeting, and far in the rear we felt the earth tremble and heard the deadly grunt and thud and clash as the rushing columns came together. As the horsemen met tbe front lines of musketeers opened fire, and the tumult aiW madness of battle were upon us. For a little the cavalry rolled aud reared in confused heaps. Then they scattered, and riderless horses began to career in all directions. The canopy of dust spread and cleared, and the antagonists retired to their respective sides, tlie enemy showing unmistakable signs of discomfiture. At this such of our men as were disengaged raised it triumphant shout, and though Abou Kuram said not a word his glittering eyes declared his wild satisfaction. As for me, I stood in roy stirrups waving my sword anil yelling myself hoarse, for the hellish fueling, partly unholy glee, partly fight, partly a inad desires to kill, which seizes a uiun when blood has been actually spilled in battle, bad possession of me, I quivered like an uspeu, anil was as dry in the mouth as if 1 hud been la the thick of thu light for u day. Again the cavalry on both sides wheeled, formed und charged; again they rolled in convulsive heaps, parted with more empty saddles, und yet ugulu reformed and dashed at each other. It wus Impossible to toll which was getting the best of It, for in the dubtstorm that raged ubout them nothing wus discernible, lint there was no doubt on the point when presently, Instead of forming again, thu enemy's horse burst out of the dun cloud und went spurring up the bill with ours hlusbliig uud stubbing at their heels. Abou Kuram, beside himself with Joy, vouilenited un order, our cuuielmen, slinging their uiuuki'ts, sclml their spears, leaped upon their beasts, and with u deafening roar rushed to tbe charge. Our antagonists were us quick us ourselves. Thuy, too, took to their speurs and their cuuieU, And, yelling like savages, Ihu lurching hosts fell upon each oilier. Never did leader ad u braver example tint u was then bet by A him ICurum, uud puruuuH never were a leader's value, and Influence mure potently full, lie- wus here, there uud everywhere, directing, encouraging, hewlug ami culling, anil ever wek- iug the place* where purlin weru thickest. My order* were to Keen by hl» side, but they were, not easily curried out. A hundred times I lost him in ihu tumbling, whirling eddies of uttuck uud recoil, a hundred times 1 wus struck «liu.ost wfUBtlt'sa lu the bloody crush, a hundred times I fount myself clutching in terror at pommel am mane as the steel clashed and glancec about me, and ns often I was on tbe point of fainting at tbe sickening sight of riven bodies, brute and human. The reader will gather I hnd rather los my head, and indeed that Is a feeble wayo putting my distraction. I owe it more t the intelligence and dexterity of my littl mare than to any effort of my own that was not carved to death. To this hour cannot imagine bow I escaped where si many better men were biting the dust; but when you come to think of always I a mystery how any one ever comes alive out of battle. Surely if anything can make the arch enemy dance with delight i must be the ghastly spectacle o£ freuziec men backing each other to pieces. By and by I began to understand—a thing more difficult than it may seem—that the advantage lay with us. I understood ii from the fiendish exhilaration of our men from the short, deep coughs of satisfaction with which they drove their weapons home and from the greater proportion of shriek: and empty saddles among our opponents. The discovery acted like a drug that sets the blood on fire. To keep from going stark mad I roared myself black in the face anc rode furiously whithersoever my goaduc mare chose to carry me. sometimes among friends, oftener among foes, and always with a frantic desire to see my sword run as red as the others. Nothing less than the mercy of God brought me out of that devil's mess alive. All this while Yumen Yusel and the man on the black horse were posted on the ridge looking down on the battle. They might be mere spectators, indifferent to the issue, so remote they Seemed from the scene ol anguish in which two armies were pouring out their hearts' blood. But when we began to gain a mounted messenger came galloping down the slope and spoke for a minute or so to the commander of Yumen Yusel's troops. Whatever was his message, it put fresh force and courage into the men, for, getting into closer formation, they hurled themselves upon us with a fury that soon gave them back their lost ground. But though we yielded a little our lances did not slacken in their work. Nay, the slicing went on with redoubled energy and oaths that were curdling to hear. "Holy prophet, how they fight!" cried Amood Sinn us he and Abou Kuram met for a moment in the rear. "Mine eyes have never beheld such slaughter. Look you now at Ismael Numar—how he cleaveth heads and heweth off limbs! He shall have three more wives and a present of gold for his valor. And look you, too, how the good Koor All layeth about him. I have been •watching him, and he slayeth like one preparing for the sacrifice. There goeth a man severed in two, another and still another. Didst thou ever seethe likef He maketh stepping stones to victory of his enemies. He shall have a dozen of my choicestslaves. And my brother, too, hath done marvelous execution. I have seen his blade smiting with the stroke of lightning. He hath left the dead in heaps behind him. I will bethink me what befitteth him to receive. Yea, and I, too, have smitten the foe. I slit a fellow's ribs as a cook would cut open the ribs of a sheep. By my faith, it was fine sport." He stopped and looked over the sanguinary scene. "Our men fight like lions," he said. Then, with sudden change of tone: "Yet thinkest thou they are being driven backf Doth it appear to thee the enemy Is gaining just a little, ever so little? If we lose ground—but no," changing voice and manner again, "there they storm home. I profess Koor All's sword is crimson an inch deep. Aud there go our horsemen. Glory to the prophet, the day is ours! Yumen Yusel's n.en fly—we nre conquerors! They fly! They fly!" They were not flying, but their leadei had been cut down by one of our cavalrymen, and in tho confusion that followed they lost ground again. "I told tbee tbe day wan ours," cried Amood Sinn in a transport of childish delight. But be was soon singing to another tune. "See, see." he cried ere the words of rejoicing were well out of his mouth. "He cometb, be cometh—satan cometh. We are undone. Who can withstand hlmf He ridcth llko a whirlwind and destroyeth an a fire. My brother, we are undone." Abou Kurum mode no reply, but turned his eyes to the dread warrior on tbe black horse, who was cantering down the slope with a bund of 50 men mounted on the pick of Arabian studs. As the company advanced it was joined by others, till the total must have beeifuquul to half u .British regiment. A contingent promptly went out from our front to meet them, Koor All leading. There wus to be no play this time, no circling uud wheeling, no retiring and advancing for picturesque display. Ijunco lo lauce, body to body, the issue would bo decided, nud thu (litest would survive. Abou Kurum bit his Up with anger ut being forced to remain In charge of a cow- urd lit the rear and watched the momentous events lu which he could not purliel- pate. The enemy's cuvulry came oil at a round gallop, their pennons streaming, their faces well forward on their horses' necks. Tho leader, however, sut Ills great black horse erect, and held h!»«\vuril ut what 1 bellevu lirlllsli dragoons call the slope. There wus something iu his uppeuruuco that marked him out from Ms follows, mul I uiu free lo confess thai, with Amood Sinn's whining in my ears, u thrill of superstlllous uwo passed through me at Ihu thought, that ho lulght "ol bu mortal. As soon as the level plitlu was gained ho waved Ills sword quickly lu ihe air, und ihu greul black wurhorse broku from iho gallop lo Ihe charge. We could Bee his llercu leup uud the responsive bound of those ihut' followed hard behind. JJeforo half a dozen! horsu It'iigihs weru covered there cuiuu tu i uurearsa resounding double ]ien| of "Tuch-1 blr, techblrl" for our men, too, wcro riding lit Iho charge, und even front our dUlunco wo saw how uvery rider, hi-iiini; himself ,« llttlu forward, hugged his lance vluku u > der his right arm. I watched the mum.,\ swoop wllh slruliiliig eyes nnd u thumping uuarl, wllh cold tri-iuoin at the jiii u f i| lu atuuiuch uud u hot whirl of thu bruin that, was us thu m ad n lisa of much wlno. There were fear uud heudlong uudacity lu thu fuel-1 IDR—a fear that could easily have made me turn and fly, an audacity that almost impelled me to rush forward and share the delirious ecstacy of that onset. Nearer and nearer swept the opposing columns, like two flights of ostriches, darkening the sky with dust, the horses skimming the ground as if fury lent them wings, the riders alert with a tigerish intentness of purpose. No man could have said which side sped the more furiously or shouted the louder; none whether Koor All or the man on the black horse led with tbe more determined valor. There is no resisting the magnetism of n desperate exploit enacted under your eyes, »nd the main bodies paused fascinated by the fearful spectacle. On both sides the men drew in kneu to knee in order to have the greater driving and resisting power, and crouched lower upon their straining horses. The last hundred yards were covered as It were at a bound, and then with a cry of vengeance from n thousand throats, n dazzling flush of steel, a shock as o) clashing thunderbolts, came the collision. There was a vibrating sensation as of an earthquake, and a rumble of groanings and cursings reached us as the fighters rolled together in a dark seething heap as when two swift sea currents meet. My vision was suddenly blurred, and Involuntarily my eyes closed. When I opened them, the combatants were through each other and wheeling for another charge. Up went the fierce warcry again, and again came a tremendous shock aud tumult, shattering the close packed lines. But reforming with prodigious quickness they dashed at each other again and yet again, with an ever increasing heap of slain and wounded weltering on the ground. "By my father's sword, it is to bo utter annihilation!" said Abou Kurain, breathing thick and fast. "They mean to kill each other out." But almost as he spoke the enemy, burst- Ing once more through our lines, were across the intervening space aud headlong upon our main body, tho man on the black horse slashing and hewing in front in a way that fairly justified the tales of his satanicchar- acter. At the same time Yumen Yusel's camelmen, rending the* air with yells, rushed, lurching and swaying, to the aid of the cavalry. From that moment, so far as I could see, all order vanished. There is a theory that in properly planned battles things go by method and prearrangemeut. The idea is a pretty one for drawing room warriors, but if there were <;he least truth in it no battle should ever be lost or won. There would be no Marathon, no Thermopylae, no Waterloo, no Alma, no Lucknow, to shed luster and glory on the human race and give an interest to desperate hazards. Take my word for it that a fight between two armies determined to win or die is a thing of heart shaking surprises and riotous contempt of regulations. The moment the common soldier, panting for revenge or frantic to save his skin, takes matters into his own hands, prophecies and preurrangements go to the winds. The general may plan, but the soldier does the work, and generally in his own way and in flat defiance of orders. In that wallowing, billowy host, I dare assert, there wore not half a dozen men who knew their heads from their heels. Almost every mother's son in that gory chaos cut and thrust and stabbed and charged and recoiled and roared at bis own sweet will and in jbedience to what might seem to his whirl- ng mind the exigencies of the occasion. For myself, what with incessant knocks and collisions, the hubbub of rago and agony, the sharp scream and envenomed oath, tnd most of all the sickening sight of liv ng men being sliced and laid open, my wits were so confounded I might have been n tbe throes of a nightmare. I had a sword and a brace of pistols, though what I did with them heaven alone knows. They may lave accounted for some of the enemy, but [ have no knowledge of shedding any man's blood, which is perhaps a solace to the con. science in looking back from the vale ol jars. In the darlings hither and thither of my nare I got glimpses of Abou Kuram mak- ng flashes of crimson light with his sword, from the saddle to . _..;d nyftthoit- sand hoofs. Waving bis blood red saber ftbov*hi8 head, the victor leaped his horse Straight into the heurt of a group of our men, affM the hnoking and hewing went on With tumble vigor amid peals of triumph frotn the enemy. . , Abou KnrHtn must have seen what had happened, for just then he tore up, his fttca blank with passion, and riding over all that obstructed his way made direct at the champion of Yumeu Yusel. That diabolic swordsman catching sight of Abou wheeled, both horses reared together, andthebladei of the riders met with a vicious clash. Both sides sent up a terrific shout, for the crucial moment hud ct^ne. .,,, In the fierce tumult, the^yddjpwirl and crush of the roaring vortn -, 1 comd see the fighters only in partial ; ->se8.' ri But It was plain that here we men who dU\ each other honor, plain trom the quick, sharp swish and ring of their swords and from the madness of the onlookers. $"» who might, there would be a tale to, L r . i that would cause breathless awe and inte. 1 - uetia the black tents for many a day to come. Both armies swayed up in resistless billows to watch the encounter, for on Arabian battlefields the rank and file at times suspend operations to watch their betters give and take blows. It was hard to^ira- agine, however, that they were mere spectators, for in the jam of man and beast lance and butt end were used with all the freedom of battle aud curse and scream still mingled. As for me, my condition was little short of distraction. Carried about likoaleaf on boiling waters, I should probably have been done to death many times over but for the amazing ingenuity and agility of my mare in dodging in the ' crisis of a press. I judged of the progress of the fight by the varying behavior of the partisans who were ii'-arcst the center. Once or twice I had a terrible glimpse of two furious men reaching for each other with flashing weapons on horses that seemed to rear and grapple like lious. Hut I could not tell how the advantage lay. I was soon to know. Suddenly Yumen Yusel 's men sent up a deep roar that sent the blood dizzily to my head and made me' dash into the thickest of the crush regardless of peril. I was just in time to see the end. The man on the black horse had evidently estimated the skill and strength of his. antagonist and had begun his old game. Down came Abou Kuram's bobbing ostrich plume; then, so quickly that the- shearing instrument was a darting sunbeam, the crest of his turban followed. Then, both horses rearing upon each other, there was a wild leap to either side as the spurs- went wickedly home, and ere the black charger had well touched ground he swung rapidly round as on a pivot. The- next second Abou Kuram, too, was about, but as he turned his sword arm dropped by his side almost clean cut from the shoulder, and the sword itself went rattling among his horse's hoofs. The lightning could not have hit quicker than did the man on the black horse or caused keener dismay and amazement. He made a pass as if to run the wounded man through the body, but changing his mind he struck of tbe man on the black horse hewing savagely where there lay the best chance ol spurs to his steed and leaped in among our men, mowinga way for himself like a reaper in a field of barley. The scene thut followed is not to be described. Bursting like an overcharged, dam, our men rushed headlong to all points of the compass, cursing, screeching, tramp-ling and stabbing each other in the fury of their flight, and the lances of the conquerors were hard behind wreaking a pentup- vengeance. In a momentary block of the sweeping torrent, which carried me with it as a piece of broken driftwood, Yumen Yusel'scham-' J pion slushed his way across my front, so- that I saw his face full for the first time. My heart was thumping against my riba with feur and excitement, but when I looked on him it stopped, und I gazed with open mouth. Where had I seen that face, so familiar, so handsome even in its terror? lu a dream The blades of the riders met with a vt- clowi clash. doing havoc, of Ismael Numar and Kooi All laying about them us if Ihey were using pruning hooks in u forest of saplings, and of Amood Sinn scurrying to and fro in abject terror, fighting Ihe ulr and ever get ting Into the places liu would have given his kingdom lo be able lo avoid. I laughed at him wllh the hilarity of hysteria, uud 1 have un Idea cried jeering words as well But how Iho lido of war was running i knew not, and prob.'My you would not have known hud yon been In my place Once in u wild swirl I gol knocked out o! the saddle, but with wildcat clutch 1 cuui/ht somcthlng-probably the pommel or mum before me-und WUH up again in an instant wondering In my own mind whether I was mortally wounded or whether I wus wounded (tt all, und us I was trying lo decide I cuinc upon u sight that drove all thought of self uwuy and made mo reiu up with n In Iho midst of their partisans, who hud formed u circle us if to see fair play to "hi chMiinliHiM were Koor All and the man on the black horse In u hand lo hand light 1 do nol know how long Ihey had been n't I heforo chanced tow* Ihem, but ihocoi tjit did HOI IBM, !„„„ after my con,i,, K ,u Koor All wiu, u good soldier and an cxnort swordsman, but bin f alu was upon him' The man on tho black horse IIrst ,„,,,, off an maridi plume from tho other's Ii, ban, Iheu some ribbons, Uicn ho B ,or u „ piece ,,« wichHlUoiiHlf showing the ,1? UII.1 dainty preciHlonwith which Kmulled pi£HSS Miitugcm si from crown .,. i , "" ., ...... lining, {), I tln.i-H ,-,.,... <• . * l ''kumcu, mid tuure ruso frim, ii,.. .,,if, ,','""'" llv: whlul. Imun,,,,,, , M'!'HI'«wt n of the night, iu u waking visionf Like «. flash came the answer. That was the face which Isabel had shown me in a picture in The Elmo. As the knowledge came to me be dashed in another direction, and I, finding my tongue, screamed after him. "Donald Gordon, Douald Gordon." I fancied he- turned at the cry, but the rushing tide carried me off, and my shouts were drowned in the uproar of the yelling, shrieking mob. The next minute I was riding for my llfe- in the middle of a band of fugitives with half a hundred cruel lances hard at our bock. _ CHAPTER" xx. TI1K FLIGHT. A total and irredeemable rout with the frenzied victors amuck among tbe shattered ranks of the vanished is a thing not to be described by any one sharing in the panic or the havoc of it. We flew blindly, desperately, knowing neither where we went nor whut wo did. We had but one idea—to get away as fust us beast could carry us beyond the reach of those mutilating speurs, nnd in the madness and fury of fear wo rode each other down without heed or pity. Horsemen plunged into camel- men, cumelmen Lito horsemen, friend cursed friend for barring the way and smote frantically, tho striker caring not if the, blood of u follow were spilled to onlyf"~ himself escaped. Quarter was never so much as tbougi on either side, for vengeance fired by f« Icisiu does not spare, nor does tbe terif inspires pleud. The dripping IttUOt llko weavers' shuttles, and the ihr.v. tho butchered mingled with tbe out the butchers, who swore because they < not clear their points quick enough fo fell work in hand. With grunts of be glee from foaming mouths, the red pi wero sent home, uud the victims went i screumlng to bo finished under foot. Uy degrees the fugitives began tow»v, uud presently I found myself tearing »!<« In a little group of half a dozen, my heart j my mouth uud just sense enough left know that a gush of blood wan aoakinii '••<( right leg. Whence it issued I had not tK least idea. Nor could 1 toll whether I hud oiw\ hurt or ninny hurts. Feeling in my (llli ' traught coiiUiiluu there wai none, aud ex- uniiiiullou wus Impossible. A inouiwi 18 delay would mean H do*en laucei in mV body, so heedless of wpuuds I Aed with j' 1 ' tho speed ihul fuur and spurs could put l»" lo thu fleetest slued thul ever curried i" 1 " from suoh au Aceldama. With •treUiMJ* 1 neck und curs laid buck like a hare'it iu tu» chuso my llitlu mure seemed ruther to ny than to tread the wirtb, and well for m"' was on tho ImekXof " Koliluu iu her pn' 11 '; or 1 should not now bo writliig this III" 01 >j Glancing ubout ino byuud by I i°»" thut 1 wus riding ulout-i that no-oflluor «»» within Bljjbt, nor indued any ou« I ku«w*»]» Tubul, thu KOU ol' my old buiiufuulor, bu» Achmet., llowu^v tot^ . right und ahoad of me ttiid was u camel with nil tho might of voiwaiid»M«* I shouted to him. Ho turned quloklj r « «* ways, but before h^baw mo he tui o« « his units, guvi< a qu<w cry "I'd i'°»« u w IM

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