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We have made arrangements with this great paper to give it ABSOLUTELY FREK with each yearly subscription paid in advance. This oll'er is open but a short time. Take advantage of it. Address CAKJfOIJ, SKNTINI5L, Cawoll, Jowtt. BOTHj=>APERS FOR $2. MANHCV KUUrUUUHXfUMH.IV IVwtir.nuuciuulR. • . un»K,uUdruliJ»UJ.' ( ' , byuHi uutuU, , lima Ill I . A I»ui wrapper. >ya, W.UA'i' , -.... |.r«i«n,i. •Witiri'i'i ordir'w «•, M. « or refund iUu uiouuy. Bold by •thof, WrmirtirfrwMudU-iiJ liook - ' * ittvK Mif •>iVi'iI" ) S!. Mulll ! lul """k »"»llull *•** »l3aJS£U UO., MubuiiluTuiuuTu.OiiiuAi /ySTUlluaa ATUVUUiUWK Wri&wi, [Copyright, 1893, by~Johu~Alexander'steu'art, SYNOPSIS: Andrew Kllgout IB Involved In a bitter feu with his pur«e proud cousin Peter oiepbnne Their fierce battles ol almost dally occurranc are the talk of the university nt Edinburgl where they are students. To Andrew's dlsma; bis father decides to take him from school an put him at law in the office of Thomas Clophane the father of Peter. The Kllgour estate, Kl burule, la hopelessly In debt, and Andrew Is ex pected to redeem the iiunllv fortunes. CHAPTKR H-On the way home to explain mm ters, beencounters a specimen of. the hog fam ly and calls him by his proper name. CBAPTEB III—The hog proves to be Thomo Clephane, his uncle, and the law plants quick ly disposed of. Opportunely a wealthy neigh cor of Kllgour's, who Is an ex-offlclnl of India suggests that country as n Held for a roum fortune leeker. CHAPTKIS IV—Andrew meets sir Thomas daughter Isabel mid Is charmed at sight. 8h adds her entreaties to Sir Thomas' advice thii Andrew go to India, when she learns that hi principal business for a time will be to senrcl 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 Bast India trader. CHAPTER VI—The Ship Is dismantled by a wa terepout and deserted by her crew, Andrew is left helpless In bis berth from fever. CHAPTER VII—The weather clears, the ship floats on the broad ocean, and Andrews's fevei leaves him. CHAPTERS VIII, IX and X—An Arab Is enooun tered la a rowboat and token aboard. He proves a medlesoine companion, but teaches Andrew the Arabic tongue and also fencing. CHAPTERS XI and XII-The Arab Is joined by a band of his fellow pirates. Andrew kills his betrayer, but the derelict is plundered and An drew taken off a captive. CHAPTERS XIII and IV—The pirates blind ford tbeir victim and leave him on a rocky shore, where he meets with Arab Samaritans who feed him and clothe him in the gnrb ol their race. In the end, however, be is arrested and bhut up as a spy, CHAPTERS XV and XVI—After being tried and condemned to death, the ruling prince, Abou furam, spares his life on condition tlml be ride beside him Into battle and prove his valor. CHAPTER XVII.-Abou marches to battle to success an ally, Ahmood Sinn, from the ravng cs of tholr common enemy, Ynmen Ynsel XIII and XFV They meet Yumen Yusel's army ed by a wondefnl black horseman, who Is a fiend at slaughter, and Andrew discovers him to be Donald Gordon. CHAPTER XXI. DESPAIR AND HOPE. Getting baek to my crouching posture, 1 threw my mantle over my head as a kind of a screen, but while it mitigated the blaze jf the sun it smothered me. Casting it off! I rose, still trembling violently, and looked about vaguely, I think, expecting aid. Not a living thing was in sight or sound. II- imitably to every point spread the gray waste of burning sand, hot as the marl that scorched the feet of satan in his defiant and impious journey. Above was a ball of living fire, below an arid, lifeless plain radiating a blinding, choking heat like an infinite limekiln, naught else to be seen save far away to the west dim, pale peaks -hat might be the thin veil of dissolving clouds. I tried to walk by way of diversion, but •eeled and staggered so that I was fain a sit down .again. Perceiving that my lorse now cast a shadow, I crept into it, and huddled there with drooping head and an aching heart, thought bitterly of what night have been but for my own pervers- ty. At that moment the heather about Kilgour was in full bloom, making the air a distilled essence of honey, and the bees, vith the drowsy song that had EO often )een a soothing melody in my ears, were ihrlftily preparing for winter, and sbep- lerds were whistling and calling from crag- tops, their voices blending in a faroff music with the barking of dogs and the bleat- ng of sheep, and sparkling streams were eaping down green and purple hillsides, and over all was a soft blue sky with masses >f cool white clouds. ; How vividly it all rose before the eye of maginationl Many and many a time in he languorous summer days I have laved my bare limbs in those pellucid waters and watched the flashing -of silvery flu and cale as the trout darted under bank or tone, and lain on my back in some shady lace looking up at snowy fleets, touched with pink and rose, sailing on an inverted >cean. And to think of all that nowl It vas as the vision of Dives when, raising its eyes from his place of torment, he be- eld the felicity of Lazarus, Peace brooded Ike a guardian spirit over Kilgour and The llms, amid their quiet encircling hills, and he affectionate souls there were the blither jecause they thought I was happy and irosperous. Would no sympathetic spirit ell them of my condition! 1 But their ignorance was part of my punishment. I had nee been in paradise, too, and fell by rebel- on. As we make our beds, so must we lie. In the midst of my dream I remembered lat my pipes and some other things I cher- shed were with Tabal and my mare. But uckily all the rellcsof past happiness were ot lost. Undoing the folds of my dress, I rew forth my mother's Bible, and with it he two white roses (now sadly withered nd crushed) that Isabel bad given me. 'be roses I put carefully back with as Bender a caress as 1C they were sentient wings capable of feeling affection. When I should have censed from trou- ling, they would be found next my heart, vldeuceof at least one fulthkcpttotho biter end; mid, who knew, some good angel Ight whisper to Isabel in a dream that ar off and in his last tllru extremity souio- ody's thoughts hud gone, forth to her. mil sometimes in thu pensive gloaming, when tlioininil mams, HUO might think, in pite of the grau'iuur ami happiness that rero euro to be her lot, of cmo whose lonely rave ehe could never know, and whoso ove was no more than a guess to her. 'utllo and boyish, yet strangely comforting eductions. The, IMblo I opened at random mid, lol liere lay before mo tbo woudrouu story of "obi And uowuiysoul Is poured out upon roc; lounyu of uflllctlou huvu taken hold upon me, So my dint eyes read. But I knew tho moving drama by heart; long ago umid appy domestic scenes it had been learned y my mother's side. And I thrilled terl- y lit the thought that it was lit this corched laud whuro I was now lyirg, uu- er thuso vary skies that wore bin .mig my fe out, that Job hud groaned in bitterness I spirit. All mankind arc oue in distress, the Jew nd the. Gentile, the civilised dud the bar- wrlun. Immediately there was established uiystio brotherhood between uiu and the man of Uz. Uncounted axel* hud rolled by iiico ho had Buffered. In the interval ilugs of von! uud vital moment had come lid Konu uud been forgotten, but l he trugo- yot thu race went on. With u tiilliug utwurd difference, a mere mutter of timu ud vlrvuiustuiiwi, Job's case, wuv mine. Veil, his u/Ilielions WITH over long ago; line also would boon end. Awl HO, moral- ising and turning thu leaven, I cauae to tiiu ruclotiu promise: There shall be a tabernacle for a shadow In tho daytime from the heat and for a place of refuge and for a covert from storm and rain. And again: Then shall the lame man leap na an hurt an the tongue o* the dumb sing, for in the wilder ness shall waters break out and streams In th desert. And yet again: When thou passest through the waters, will bo with thee, nucl through tho rivers the shall not overflow theo. When thou walkes through the fire, thou shalt not be burned, ne ther shall the flame kindle upon thee. And onco more: The Lord will be a refuge In time of trouble He shall call upon me, and I will answe him. I will bo with him. in trouble, I will de liver him and honor him. I will not leave tlie nor forsake thee. It was surely enough. A prayer, O doubting heart, and courage, even, nowl The courage was urgently needed HUL sorely tried not less by physical than by mental ills. Every inch of my body was t burning ache. My wound pained me tnor and more. My head throbbed like a steam boiler, and lips and tongue were ns if flayec and laid on smoldering ashes. Not sc much as tbe remnant of a spittle was let tomoisteo Uiem. I opened my mouth, ant_ a rush of blistering air went down m throat, scorching my lungs to their roots I closed it, and the dry flesh cracked so tha the blood spurted out. Let the man wh would feed fat his revenge have his enem; sent out and baked alive under an Ara blan sun in the full blaze. The inquisition never in vented, a torture half so cruel as that slow process of broiling by the im mitigable heavens. My poor horse was likewise iu a far gone condition. The foam was crusted hart about hi» snouth and flanks, his nostrils were wide, dry and fiery, his head hung and his black swollen tongue protruded; Yel he remained as steady as a rock, sheltering me in his shadow. At intervals he turnec and looked at me, and once he whinnied softly as if out of pure pity and comradeship. By and by there came a'change. The laming sky was overcast, the shimmering sand turned gray, and after awhile dark clouds began to gather in the south. Then a tepid, relaxing wind blew from the same quarter, bringing an electric sultriness in jlace of the white heat. After a little the wind ceased and a dead calm fell. The atmosphere seemed to have suddenly grown solid and to be weighing upon the world like a canopy of molten lead. Breath- ng had been a difficulty before—it was a positive pain now. My horse grew restive, norting, pawing the ground and sniffing at ,he far darkness, now fast spreading and leepening. All at once out of the deathly stillness Mime a little blast of wind that tossed the and spitefully in my face and passed on vith a weird, uncanny wail. Another and another followed with a low, hopeless moan as of incurable sorrow, then silence again o deep that to my beating senses it was audible. It was as if a great, invisible aost were treading the loose earth and filing the air, an endless procession passing in into the inane. And let me tell you hat the awesome sound of unshod silence s a thing to make the hair rise on the head and the flesh creep on the bones. I spoke o my horse for the sake of company, and my words were ghostly gibber. I was star- led at the sound of my own voice. The darkness was soon an inky blackness. The sullen heavens were descending, and impenetrable clouds were marshaling in orbidding ramparts along the skyline of he south. Then a lambent fire began to flicker about the outer edges of the dense masses, and presently there was borne to my ears the long roll of incipient thunder. A few minutes later big drops of rain began to patter on the sand, sending up volumes of dusty steam. I got to my feet with joy unspeakable. J raise be to heaven, my cry for help bad )een beard and answered! I was saved, aved from the vultures and the heaping ands. Man is an insignificant atom in the scale of the universe, yet easily believes ilmself the object of a special providence, lere were the streams of water iu the des- rt Kent for me and for me alone. I wept with awe and gratitude. The rain came thicker and faster, first a bower and then a deluge. The sun was eclipsed, and the dome overhead seemed to )e cracking and rending as at the blast of lie last trump. And indeed to me it was ttle less than a resurrection. Here was water, and water was life. The thunder oared ever nearer and louder till worlds of recked matter seemed to be crashing over my head. My ears were stunned by the xplodlng bolts, and on my face I felt the ot smack of the forked lightning that mde the wilderness as a sea of fire. But hrough it all Che beneficent rain came own in sheets, drenching me not merely o the skin but to the very marrow. With pturned face and open mouth I slaked my jakiug throat, and aa I drank, with ten mes the greedinew of tbe fevered drunk- rd, I could see niy horse with his nozzle urnod to tho pouring skies, aa if be, too, •ere having a saving draft. Far into the night the storm boomed and cured.. While it lasted I lay stretched ull length on tho soaking sands, slowly urnlug over and over so that the blessed ood might outer at every pore. It was n possible to have too much of that heav- n's gift, and I would not miss a dropof it, s'or, while reveling In tbo shower bath, did forget to fill my watersklu against future eeds. Now and again I bad glimpses of crouch- ng forms, with eyes that matched thu ghtniiig, ready to pounce upon me. but omehow they never cuine to the spring, n thu air, too, wero wheeling things that would swoop down and then dart off with cry of disappointment at finding the xpected corpse a living man. In the early morning the storm died way, and thu Hturs cumo out iu a cryutul- ine, dewy azuru that was us thu cool blue OHOtn of a hummer lake. Not during to leep, I lay and looked up at them, inedllut- ig at the marvels they must huvu HOUII In Uu courtiu of tbe countless ages. Uut liough my thoughts wero Beriouu enough and with uuod reason) thuy hud not thu loom of the night before. I hud lelsuru to ponder many things bo- ides thu slurs—such OH thu htruugu fate Lint hud led inu hither, thu perils uud hurd- tilps that weru pawl, thouu thut might still u to couiu, the. fate of my lulu companions ud my own present condition, lint uu you may Imagine thu subject thut WUH npper- iobt In my mind wus thu miraculous meet- ig with .Donald (jonion, for 1 wus con- Inccd that thu man on thu black horse tut none other than he. What In thu name of ull thu wonders hud rough' him to thisBtruiigu (juurler uf the lobu, mid buwcumu ho to bo lighting for 'timed Viihelr TbuKu were ijueHtlous 1 ouId not answer; perlmpn 1 did not try cry hard to answer (hem, for 1 was ou- upuil with thu lanlhml fact that beyond II doubt Donald WUH In Arabia, thut 1 had eell him luce Iu face, hud even bpuken to im uud got u liurrie<lt{lmicu iu reply. Hut or thu biulden niUlmpx uf war J would uvu declared inyt>ell lo him, uud hu would uve become my friend uud protector. In iu uiObt unexpected way my mUibluii came near a happy" accomplishment, yet, exas ptratltjg to think, had failed as utterly a, if we had been as wide apart us the poles The total failure on the verge of so dram atio n success was another cruel stroke o that malicious fortune that pursued me s relentlessly, But with a spark of the fir that I had thought dead I told myself tha 1 would not be conquered. Donald Gordon was in Arabia, and would find him—nay, more, would carr him triumphantly back to Scotland an his friends. As this bold, high projec stirred me I had a vision of two sun err browned men in strange, outlandish gar arriving in the gloaming at Tbe Elms, am of Isabel, after a moment's mistrust, rush ing to t;reet and embrace them. The delec table imagination inspired me with sue heart n::d energy that I must have expand ed incbi!3 on the strength of it, The morning broke sweetly over th waste wlt!» a rosy flush, and a sapphire ra diance, mid a balm that was as a preciou cordial to mind and body. The sand spar The next minute Tabal and I were hug ging and embracing. kled and gleamed like tbe sea, and tbe dis tant mountains stood out a definite blue black line against the pellucid western horizon. Revived toafresh interest in life, I began to consider the means of escape from this wilderness, and so, having dressed my wound with wet rags, I climbed, not without difficulty, into the'saddle. The quest ion was which wny to turn. Eastward, northward, southward, the unbroken expanse ol ;and stretched till it melted into liquid i)lue spaces on the rim of the desert. To ;he west alone did there appear to be any irospect of succor, so turning my horse's lead to the mountains we started on our trackless path. For hours we plodded on through billowy ridges, my horse sometimes sinking over ;he fetlocks, sometimes treading firmly on the crust and always going just as he ileased, for he had done well enough to de- lerve a little lic«nse. It soon got very lot again, and my steaming clothes suggested a portable vapor bath aimlessly idrift in a dreary region of sand. The steam tept it moist, though it failed to keep me cool; what was more, it did much to soothe ;he throbbing pulses of my wound, which, n spite of the night's soaking and baking, lad still a sharp, shooting pain if I chanced ;o move unwarily. But the excruciating stiffness that bad made my leg useless on lismounting after the hunt was gone. There was no sign of life about save here and there a fugitive jackal or hyena running with its head down and its tail clapped ight between its legs, or overhead a hawk >r vulture sharply outlined against the sky. '. judge these gentry must have had a royal east—Indeed that it would be many days ere their gorging would be ended—and I shuddered to think of tbe ravening that went on among the slain on the field of battle. It must have been near noon when I was again broiling in tbe glow of .the vertical sun that I gave a start on descrying the inlest black dot on the ashy waste far to southwest. It was impossible to nay whether it was dead or alive, a rock, a man or a beast, but any diversion was wel- ome, and I made iu its direction, qulcken- ng my pace. I had not .gone far when I guessed .it *t be a horseman crawling oward tbe mountains. Putting my to a canter, I drew rapidly .near the stranger, but for awhile he held on his way, >ither as if he did not see me or were too ar spent and too indifferent to deviate iu iis course. But at leugth he halted ab- uptly, then after a moment's examination came galloping to meet me. My heart beat quick with both fear and gladness. If this rare a Bedouin, our meeting would be a tilt or life, and I was but ill prepared for bat- le, but if he should prove a friend—oh, oy of joys, it mode me giddy to think of be bare possibility. On I galloped and on ho galloped. I saw ilm whirling bis lance, and almost uucou- cloualy I waved my sword in return. Then, ihouting at tbe pitch of bis voice, hr mt his horse to the charge. That ruthei tartled me, and I was In two uilnds about urning and making off with all possible peed, but iu the critical moment, when my courage hod all but ebbed, I recognized ft familiar face. Then I, too, shouted wild- y and my hone bounded as tho spurs went nto his HltlflH. Thp tinvt. mlniitu rpnKul ».wl nto his sides. The next minute Tubal and were hugging and embracing Ilka lon« separated brothers, both of us having eaped to thu ground In order to get tbe later grip. You may be sure we had each u multl- ude of questions to ask and answer, but (efore I would hear anything of Tabal's idventures since our purling I insisted on ooklng to his injury. It wu» bud, he said, >ut not deadly. Baring hla left shoulder cry carefully, I found a Bhutturud gunshot vouud that guvu thu flesh a turn and broom appearance different altogether from lie clean cut I had got. 1 dressed it as untly and as well as was possible with thu neaniat my disposal, a service for which poor Tabal wax Infinitely grateful. "We are of different nations uud religions, yet surely we are not atniiigers," he lid, embracing mo again. '•Had 1 seen bee now for thu first time I would huvu riven this laucu through thee, But bunco- ortb It will be turned against him who «*«ktt thy hurt. Tubal, thu sou of Aohmet, wcuiu It," And h« took the oath In tho most solemn manner known to hU race. That donu, he played tho surgeop to me. Thou art lucky," exclaimed Tubul,wlth roftttnlontti,.pride, when I WUH stripped, By my fulth, thu man who gave the* this urt knew not lilu buhlneuu, or thou might- »t cu»l away thy leg forever. Methinks If had my weapon upon him uu hu hud )iin pou thee hu would now bu food for Uio Itus and hyeuun." "He wan clumsy, Tubal," 1 said. "Clumsy," repeated Tubul scornfully, Nay, it doc* not hulf express his want uf till. Having got his lance upon thee, hu luuld huvo killed then as deud as u roiibt- il kid. I hold thu fellow In contempt," "Uucuusu, my K"<Jd fdeud, h u did not uiuku uu end uf one whom thui^M sworn o cherish Mild protect?" i^,f|v "Nay, utty," unswerutl Tttbul quickly, leetutf whither hU soldierly seul bud led im. "1 meant not thut. 1'ruUo bu to cuvun thou art ullvu. I meant Umt bu new not how to drive hi* wpeur, Seu," and he made a thrust with his ovti to she.. how the thing ought to be done. "Me- j thinks that is the way to put an enemy Into the dust. But thou art protected of Ood," he added reverently, "and it tnaketh me glad to be with thee. Verily I am thy servant to do as it pleaseth thee to bid me. And praise be to God and the holy prophet that we are not now having our bones gnawed by wild beasts. Saw you ever such a slaughter aa that was? Truly I think the man on the black horse is none other than sntnn himself." for a moment I wavered whether of not I should enlighten him, Then I said very quietly, "The man on the black horse is as much satan as thou art, my good Tabal: Listen and I will tell thee a tale," and I told him of my search for Donald Gordon and the meeting iu the battle. He listened with wide eyes and gaping mouth, thinking, I suspect, that suffering hod turned my brain. "Thou art telling me one of the tales of the magicians," he said, with something of awe in his voice and manner. "This pass- eth all belief." " 'Tls as true as the Koran, Tabal," I answered. "Look you here, before thou art many weeks older thou shalt be as a brother to this dread warrior on the black horse." "Nay. Heaven forbid," exclaimed Tabal fervently. "I would not forego my chances of paradise for all tho favors satan can bestow." His horror was so comical that I burst out laughing. Ordinarily I might have answered with my life for such an insult, such an outrage on his most sacred feelings. But happily Tabal was in a mood to forgive much because he loved much. "I will put cool water on thy hurt," he said as tenderly as if he were treating an ailing and fractious child, "and on thy head, too, for the sun hath made it hot. Then when thou art refreshed we will talk of our adventures since the flight and the simoon parted us." He had his way, and indeed it was exceedingly refreshing to be bathed, for I was still more than a trifle feverish. But more soothing and invigorating than the water were the brotherly gentleness and compassion of Tabal, who seemed to make himself responsible for my safety and comfort. When we came to recount our experiences since parting I learned that he had passed the night like myself, alone. Like me, he had thought himself doomed, had been saved by the rain and was looking for iuman succor when I spied him. We went through our perils again as old soldiers re- flght their battles and embraced at the conclusion in pure exuberance of joy at being together ouce more. Not the least, happy circumstance of our meeting was that I got back my little Fatima and the precious blue bag with Duncan's pipes. To Tabal the bag waa an >bject of such intense curiosity that I had ;o produce the pipes and Rive him a lilt. [t scarcely ravished him, and it frightened ;he horses, so the pipes were put away that I might take formal possession of my nare. Before parting with her, however, Dabal must needs make as fine a speech to ler as ever gallant of the old school made to his mistress, dwelling with rapturous phrase on her beauty, her fleetness, her docility, her intelligence and her dauntless ipirit In time of trouble, to all of which I leartily said "Amen." Fortunately Tabal had some dates—tney were really what were left of my own—and when the'ceremonious address to Fatima was over we squatted on the sand and ate a few. We dared not venture to eat many, or the store was small, and it was ex- remely doubtful when it could be replenished. To make up for the shortness of ra- ions, we had a double pull at the water kins, and the cooling draft was sweeter ban the choicest vintage of France. It was again very hot. Indeed after the •ain the heat seemed intenser than ever. The pungent streams were trickling into our eyes and mouths and coursing down our backs and arms and legs as if we were latent self moisteners that worked the letter the greater thu draft. Self mois- teuers we were with a vengeance, but tbe moisture could not possiblyJast long. I ooked at the thin, brown visage of Tabal, eeling that he must soon bo converted to >emmican, and I, too, was swiftly undergoing the same process of desiccation. A ittle while and there would not be a drop of liquid in our bodies. The rate at which we were dissolving to lard fiber made it desirable to get out of he glare of the sand as quickly as might M. TTabul agreed with me that our best hope lay in the hills to the west, and we accordingly inude in their direction. If nothing better, their rocks and chasms would at least afford uu shelter from the oitlleis sun. „•' CHAPTER XXII. BEDOUINS. All day we labored through the loose, hot, nshadowed sands, our water bottles con- tantly at our mouths, our garments like mwrung dishcloths, our drooping hones n a lather, Nightfall found us still crawl ng on, silent, weary .and iu much pain. L'abal was the worsn of the two. Yet the toical fellow never complained, nor ever orgot co comfort me when In my torments . panted and groaned. With darkness it became cooler, and to >ur joy there sprung up a delicious breeze hat put new life into us. We weru still wading in sandy seas, but wo were now able 0 mend our pace a little, and indeed there was urgent need of speed, for in our condl- ilon another day like tho last would clean lulsh us. By and by our horses began to read more lightly and firmly, a little later hey were stumbling over stones and nibbling at scrubby bushes, and we knew the watercourses were not far off. It was midnight, however, ere we had climbed tar noiigh to feel siifu for the night, or perhaps ho better way to put it in that at midnight swore I would go no farther if the halt ost me my life. Tabal said he thought we night rust. So, unsaddling and tying the lonseV forefeet to prevent them from wan- dt'i'lug, we had another drink and threw ourselves on the ground to sleep. We woke with the level sun heating Iu our faces, greatly refreshed though stiff and sore in Uje regions of our wounds. Out first aot> MT'M to, scramble to the ton of «n adjacent wag and rocommltor the situation. We looked, witlously round among thu rooks, theu out on the plain <ut far m eye could n«o, but nothing living wa« visible save flocks of rnywtujis. blrdj golugto and fro between tho iiumntutni nud the MCOUO of the buttle. FlmilSjg oiiVBulvui •* oaro, we descended, watered ourselves and our homes ut a bubbling spring uud break- fwited on half u down daUw ajileue. Then we t«w to our wounds, and tho surgical operation done, we lay iu Uiu simile of i* rook to thluk und for thu hundredth time duoubtt our adventures mid prospects. 1 asked Tubul what ho thought would b» the result of thu battlu wo Imd fought and lost. J ^ of Uiu whole country by Xuuieu Yiibi'l anil tho man on the black homu," he uuhwuretl promptly. "Amooil bum Imlh fattened und uruwn largo on hi* uelghboni, and Abou Kia'um hath hud iui- UiuiUMt tributu for rendering uld. Tbreu Milieu huvu they luvulud thu puluco of Yu- uiuii Yukel and vwivlied tUemselvua with great plunder. Now mutuiuka It lit Y«mea Vussl'ij tlmu to wlu.'!

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