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I New yards north of Carroll mills. Carroll. Iowa. READ BY THE BEST PEOPLE Intelligence the Only Requisite for Appreciation. The Times IS CONDUCTED AS A COMPLETE ALL-AROUND NEWSPAPER. Cleanliness, Clearness, Conciseness Characterize It 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 erarywealty. It contains the latest stories from tbe pens of the most noted authors, biographical sketches of the moft prominent men, the best wit of the day, scientific and religions discussions, in addition to the full news report of the week, and the best agricultural department of any weekly connected with a daily in the world. It must be seen to be appreciated. Send for sample copy, We have made arrangements with this great paper to give it ABSOLUTELY FREE with each yearly subscription paid In advance. This offer is open but a short time. Take advantage of it. Address CARROLL SISUTINBL, Carroll, Iowa. BOTH PAPERS FOR $2. [Copyright, 1893, by John Alexander rite SYNOPSIS: Andrew Kllgour la Involved ID a bitter [end with his puree proud cousin Peter Ulephatte. Their fierce battles ot almost dally occurrence arc the talk of the university nt Edinburgh where they are students. To Andrew's dismay, his father decides to take him from school and put him ut Ian In tbe office of Thomas Clephane, tho father of Pe'er, The Kllgour estate, Kll- burtile, Is hopelessly In.debt, and Andrew Is ex peeled to redeem the famllvfoiiunes. CHAPTER Il-On the way home to explain mutters, heencounters a specimen of the hog family and calls him by his proper name. CHAPTER Ill—The hog proves to be TUonms Clei'lmne, hlg uncle, and the law plan Is quick ly disposed of. Opportunely a wealthy nelith tor of Kllgour's, who In an ex-ofBclal of India, suggests that country an a field for a young fortune seeker. CHAPTKR IV— Andrew meets Sir Thomas daughter Isabel and Is obatmed at sight. She adds her entreaties to Bit Thomas' advice that Andrew go to India, when she learns that his principal business for a time will be to search for his long lost brother Donald. CHAPTER V—At Bombay Andrew makes friends among the British merchnata and Is offered « pleasure trip to Jedda on .an Bast 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 VII—The weather clears, the ship floats on the broad ocean, and Andrews's fewr leaves him. ' IB CHAPTERS VIII, IX and X—An Arab Is encountered la a rowboat and taken aboard. He proves a medlesome 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 Andrew taken off a captive, OHAPTBUS X11I and IV—The pirates blind- ford their victim and leave him on a rocky shore, where he meet* with Arab Samaritans who feed him and clothe him in the garb of their race. In the end, however, be is arrested and bhnt up as a spv. CHAPTERS XV and XVI-After being tried and condemned to death, the ruling prince, Abou Kuram, spares his life on condition tn»t h« ride beside him Into battle and prove his valor. CHAPTER XVII. —Abon marches to battle to success an ally, Ahmood Sinn, from Die ravages of their common enemy, Ynmen Yusel. XIII and XIV They meet Yumen Ynsel'* army led by a wondefnl black horseman, who In a fiend at slaughter, and Andrew discovers him to tat Donald Gordon. CHAPTER XXIII. IS AMOOD SINN'S PALACE. We pushed on with the speechless baste of men who cannot afford to .waste energy on words, neither heat of sun iior lack of water being allowed to detain us. In and out among drifting dunes, across shifting ridges, over fissures that would have swallowed us all without being aware of it, through black rocki and scraggy shrubbery, dipping into valleys, climbing hillocks skirting villages—on, on we went, with never an abatement of the pace and no hint of our burning impatience save what might be gathered from flashing eyes and keen set faces. To me it was the old agony over again. The pangs of thirst were upon me, and my hurt was paining me dreadfully. From his uneasy wriggling and his peculiar stoop I understood that Tabal, too, was suffering. But as we had no desire to be stripped and left in the desert to console each other in native nakedness no murmur of complaint escaped our lips. Two days and nights this continued with •carce a pause or remission. Our food was eaten in the saddle, and, as for prayers, heaven and the prophet would forgive a little present neglect in view of the urgency of our business and the amplitude of the after atonement. We did not think of eating, we had no time for devotions, and such momentary halts as were permitted were wholly out of consideration for the laboring horses. By noon on the third day we entered upon a high plateau or tableland clothed with succulent grass and giving promise ol some sort of civilization. The eagerness of the men increased. They began to strain their eyes, and whispers were passed that now we must be near the place pt spoil. We came upon many herds of goats and cattle, with some camels, and the herdsmen when questioned told of the commotion and revolution of war. Toward evening 'one of them reported having seen (several bands of our own order, as well as parties of troops that be tool; to be portions of the victorious army of Yutnen Yuael. Suleiman listened with interest and invited the man to become our guide. . "How shall I answer my master for forsaking the flocks intrusted to me?" he 'asked tremulously. "Truly he will beat me, and, it may be, have me put to death." "We will ourselves take the blame of thy faithlessness," said Suleiman. "We have a notion of taking possession ot tb«M flocks, and thou shalt be our chief herdsman and shall have two slaves for thy friendliness, the sleekest that can be found, beside* much rich apparel and dainty food. Wi are in haste and cannot tarry. Get the* hold of my stirrup strap, my gaselle. So. I know by thy looks thou canst use the feet God gave tbee and canst easily outrun • spent horse. Thou shalt feast in Amood Sinn's banqueting ball—yea, thou •halt be in paradise ere tbou kuowest it, Be not afraid to grip, my brave one. And tbou wilt take us by the shortest way. It will be best for thyself." We started at a good round trot, tbe guide running as he was directed and not daring to complain. "Tbou wilt do," remarked Suleiman en< couragingly. "Thou aklripeat like a roe on the mountains. Yea, thou art fleeter ol foot than the leopard. I said two (laves, by my sword hill, them sUalt bar* three." Presently we began to fall in with rival bonds of marauders, hard, ftesbleos, fierce eyed rogues who scowled and snarled al •nob other and at us, and rode foster and •ver foster as they found morn and more competitors for Amood's spoils, As they fouled and jostled in their baste there were high word* and sudden gleams of steel- Indeed it often looked as if we wen on tbe brink of a decimating fray, but tb* Bedou- to, with booty in but eye, will use much un-Cbristlan language and many lavage gestures before staying to «hed blood. So they pressed together, imprecating lurk ously, but nursing th«lr private quarrel* against a more convenient time ol settle- The vulture bos not a surer, quicker scent for carrion than tbe Bedouin for tbe prop wty of the fallen or the uufortuuate. From aU point! tbe children of the desert—the dirty, tawny, picturesque, warlike, cruel genwousi abominable progeny of Jfhinael— were converging upon tbe capital of tbe luckless Amood Sinn and making deeper «te haato to divide his possessions; As we drew near our common destination the com DAuy was constantly swelling, aiul no wan tbe tumult. Curse* wore bundled *» thick as jests at * revel—aud it wtw not orwv rnenUl sweuriug, for tbe oaths were htww from between clinched tcvth agd narrlw with tb«w the intention of swift death In the whole tumultuous mob none spot deadlier words than tlu> baud of Suleiman We were Ju danger of forgetting pui mission awl torealcteg Into gory nwtmtlen, when, with the blood red flush of .the sunset upon them, we descried points «t clustering minttrets. A.few minutes later the chlmneyUke turrets, at sight of Which the famished traveler blesses himself, nnd tbe towers of a castle were drawn clear and firm agalbat the dazzling splendors of the west. Then the children of the desert, with such whoops and howls as no throats on earth but their own can utter, dUippud heel to flank, and theirace became a mad scramble, with most of the features >of a battle and a rout combined. It was as the descent of wolves upon an unprotected sheepfold. Just before the flnell dash orders were issued by Suleiman that.lf either Tabatror myself showed the least sign of disloyalty we were to be speared without question or ceremony, the legality ot Abe deed to be considered afterward. With the knowledge of these heartening instructions safely lodged in our minds, Tabal aud I exchanged smiles of Intelligence and rode gayly with the rest to the looting. In spite of the forced march Suleiman's band was belated. Already the town was In the panic of a sack, and the company plied their spurs, growling viciously at the thought of finding the pillaging half done. The crooked channels of streets overflowed with shrieking (icople who had been hunted out of their houses like rabbits out of iurrows, to be chased for sport and revenge n the open. Their cries to heaven and the jrophet were pitiable, but did not detain is, for the call was eager on every hand: "To the castle, to the castlel In the castle is the big spoilt" The gloom of night had fallen when in ;he midst of a howling and riotous press we clattered under its frowning bastions. There was difficulty in finding a gate, and when discovered it was only by using our Ipears, butt and point, as was handiest, hat we managed to reach it. It was closed, jut a hundred shoulders and musket ends jurat it as at a touch, and the surging mass loured in with hideous noises. I fancied it was not properly fastened. Before our arrival the guards had been killed or over- x>me, or, what is perhaps more likely, had joined the looters at the first chance and ,vere already busy with their master's most valuable jewels and his prettiest wives. The outer court was dark and full of maniacal people who behaved like an enraged menagerie. Dismounting inside the walls, we gave the horses over to a strong >arty of the most stalwart of our band, who might be trusted not only to defend, >ut to refrain from running off with them. Chen the rest of us, following tUe lead of Suleiman, mowed an opening for ourselves into another court., An Arab stronghold, as the reader may )y this time be aware, is a place of vexatious courts and passages specially designed ;o beguile and confound. Amood Sinn's jalace was unusually rich in deceptive retreats, and now every one of them was slocked by a mob that was self destroying, lecause it could neither go on nor turn jack and was frantic for plunder. < Tbeliv- ng trampled furiously on the dead and dy- ng, and the din was as the uproar of caged leasts rending each other .in the night. In the brief lulls of the delirium wild wunds swooped from above, and the tum- iling bodies cast riven and bleeding out of windows told that work .was vigorously proceeding where we particularly wished o be. Once the sharp scream of a woman rang out directly over, tour heads, like a ihrill bugle note in the clamor of battle, ;elling that the pillagers were already in Amood's holy, of holies. Suleiman made a •emark about the harem being cleared be- ore we. could reach it, adding comments which it would be unwise to repeat. It got horribly dark, with a thick, stifling larkness that you tried to ward on? with rour hand because it was choking the >reath out of you. No man knew how or where to get a light, so, jammed in a reek- ag pen from which there appeared to be 10 escape, we slew each other in utter horror and confusion to no purpose whatever, [f the abattoir were not burst somehow, tone would be left to enjoy the good things ;hat had>brought us together. At last some one got hold of a torch, ind kicking open a stove that smoldered In a corner lighted it. Another and another followed suit till 30 brands were shedding a red glare on the ghastly scene. In a •wift glance we reckoned tbe multitude of demons against us; then, clustering once more about Suleiman, we reaped a path inward till we come to a battered staircase. Somewhere at the top of.it were the secret apartments in which Amood Sinn's most precious possessions were kept, and we made baste to ascend, stabbing and tear- Ing down all that blocked or barred the way. It would have saved much life and considerable trouble bad the several bands agreed to combine and distribute the booty snare and share alike. But no man thought of that, and probably would not hove entertained the idea bad it occurred to aim. For why? Because the good aid rule tiuffloeth them; the simple plan, That they suouM take who have the power, And they should keep who oon.. So every ruffian did that which promised tbe best and speediest return to himself. We gained tbe top with tbe loss of only one man, who went down clutching bis slayer aud bellowing frightfully. Remarking that, everything considered, we nod done very well, Suleiman paused a moment, trying to decide whicb way to turn. Laby riutUs of passages ran like an intricate network in all directions, Any one of them might be rlgbt, but tbe probability was that most of them were wrong, and it was important to moke tbe proper choice. As we were debating in our own minds which corridor to take, and with the aid of our weapons endeavoring to maintain our footing, Suleiman caught a man who atemed anxious to escape and punched him under tbe fifth rib till he yelled. "Have a little forbearance, friend," laid Suleiman, "what do they call tbeel" "Barak," answered the man, ready to fall in terror. "And tby office, gentle Barukt" "Chamberlain ol the harem." •'By my faith, heaven Is gracious," r*< narked Suleiman softly. "Tbou oeest tills, dwaw," drawing * crimson, blade •lowly before the man T s eyes, "Take note of it* color. It Is sharp and cruel and will be on tby heart it we are not in Anood's most secret chamber within three minute*.' "How can It tot" asked Baruk, with a livid face. "That is for tbee to devise," Suleiman quietly. "Thou art at home and •bouldst know tby way about, And I pray thee mako baste, lest I be tempted to M an tbee where tbou staudest." "My lord would go to tbe haroiur" salil Baruk. "Tbou art a umgloiau," returned Sulei man. "U la ewu so." The miiu turned, waking 014 effort to ge ou, but could not farce his way. "It U better to kill me," he moaned. "M) rib* crack as dry twigs uudw tbe huuUtr' tread. Kuver have mluo eyes looked ou so woeful a spectacle a« this." Ho wrung his hands and would hav< wept but that tliu point of a dagger mad him le»l> iu thu air. "Thou bast forgotten that we, are iu u hurry," said SuleMnaa. "«o on." tie made anothef effort aud failed as be* fore. "The thing cdnmot be done, my lord," he gibbered in (Jespidr. _ Jj\Ve will see," replied Suleiman, The dagger pricked and Bar it k screamed. tiil.ea plunging horse, he sprang at the so..., mass and came back like water from a reck. • uou aft of uo avail in thy own house," dnleilmiii. "Oo thou guide and I will ttuike n wuy for thee." Kit-plug ills dagger ou a level with the simtll of u man's bacJt, Suleiman drove ahead, the other co\veriug close behind him for protection, and we resolutely supporting. l j rogi <.'.•< -, however, was slow, for the light was bull, the block exceedingly great and the fallen were troublesome underfoot. But Suleiman's dugstee was very busy— quietly busy, dealing blows 'that were unfailingly effective, anil we luailu steady way, Baruk wept hysterically' <tt intervals, declaring his master would have him beheaded, and leaped like a roe at every prod from behind. Back, far back, we went along such a course as I hope never to travel again. At last Baruk, writhing as if tho death, agony were upon him, touched with the tip of his linger what seemed to be a panel in the Wall. Tho next instant there was a crash ot splintering wood and rending iron, and through the broken door came a gush of warm perfume. "The hoiiris, my dove," said Suleiman. "The houris." The men at his back, shouting, wildly strained for paradise, all except the guide, who groaned dismally as If he were on the brink of tbe pit. Surging forward, we entered a narrow passage heavy with incense aud darkened by massy curtains. Then, bursting an other door, we came to a tapestried cham ber. Suleiman growled at finding it empty md was turning to have satisfaction out of Baruk when a chorus of screams came ringing out of the remote darkness beyond. Baruk was let alone. There was fun. ahead ;hat prohibited dallying. 'The 'inner chamber!" screeched the guide. "The inner chamber, my lord) May od and tbe holy prophet protect me!" he added to himself tragically. "Surely I shall be burned alive for this and never ;aste tbe bliss of the faithful. Never were ;he sanctities of the harem and our holy re- iglon so profaned before!" 'Suleiman, in another mood, was using unhallowed language in front, because we were again in a maze of deep darkness, from which there appeared to be no outlet. Perdition seize thee, where art thou now, thou varlet of the bedchamber?" be called angrily to Baruk. "By the prophet's sword, this dagger quivereth for a fleshy sheath. Thou shalt never escape alive if here is more trouble ordelay." "Surely, my lord, I know these .passages as a blind man knoweth the way to his mouth," answered Baruk promptly. "The press is lessened. I will lead." "Let me take hold of thy skirt then, for have not the eyes of a cat," said Suleiman. 'Thou feelest that point— yea, that shrink- ng answereth for thee. Now, my gazelle, ;etus on if thou wouldst not be in the hall of Eblis this night." We passed on through suffocating waves >f perfume, past rustling curtains of iues- imable value, over Persian ruga that were ike deep beds of moss underfoot— upstairs and down stairs and around more corners ban Christian architect ever dreamed of. Another door flew into splinters, and we ound overselves.in a gorgeously decorated ipartment illumined by swinging Clamps bat emitted a delectable odor and full of truggling men and women. Crumpled, isheveled. embroideries, torn fans, broken musical instruments and various articles of toilet were strewn about the floor, for he ladles and their attendants, not BUS- wcting the fate of their lord, had been oken by surprise in the midst of music, ;ossip and needlework. A few of the women were negro slaves, in coarse, scanty raiment, but the majority were 1 delicately clothed ladies of the harem whose manifold charms were an eloquent testimony to Amood's appreciation of diverse kinds ot female loveliness. Fair Cir- cassians there were, aud tawny Egyptians, and thick lipped Ethiopians, and black eyed Arabs, with other belles of indefinite me and varying attraction. Mont of them were young, indeed some were mere girls, and all were plump and fragrant aa a musk ox. , They were in sod plight and disorder, >oor things, their veils being rudely torn rom their faces, their gauzy robes made nto ribbons by men who respected not tbe sacrednesa of Amood's domestic circle. Occasionally tbe elder ones fought with their captors, displaying no small skill la the use of their claws, but the younger ones', to whom the mere sight of strangers was pol- utlon, shrank into alcoves and corners, panting like captured does, and were easier prizes. To an unoccupied spectator the details of the scrimmage would hove been comical enough. Sometimes two men strove for one woman, and sometimes one man tried desperately to secure two ladles.' Generally •peaking, however, one lady was as much aa tho boldest could well manage, and, in the case of the older vixens, at times more. Suleiman cast a swift appraising glance about the room. ''The queen-'-whfch Is the queen f " be de> mauded ot Baruk. ''She Is not here, my lord," answered tbe quaking Baruk. "Not here, thou dogl Arid wherefore are we here? Wouldst tbou have thy blood spilled ere tbou art a minute oldcrf By this red blade. I will have none of thy tarrying and wavering." Baruk, took a step forward trepidation. Nor did ho tremble w cause, for some of the women Hp were at him like tigresses, screech he nod betrayed them. "This is unseemly," said Suleiman, in tervenlng. "Yedo your loveliness wrong." Tbe wretch is a traitor," they clamored. a bath betrayed us. We will have his eyosout for tbe dishonor," "Nay, way, my charming ones," said Su leiman, with tbe most gallant air Imaglu- able. "Ye do him injustice. Never w»s keeper of beauty so faithful to hi* trust, He bath conducted^ hither, O light* of our soul*iC» the sharp compulsion of steel. Unreasonable man, to deny us entrance to such • paradls*) I protest I nearly slew him at tn» thought of what he would withhold from us. For and fast hove we ridden on uumotchabje one* for the heavenly Joy ol looking upon yaiu, and now we prostrate ourselves at your feet," la sulto of (heir rage, tbe ladles could not help smiling «* the lu»lu*aUu(r swewtuess of Suleiman. "Be cojufortod, }•« who Are a« tho stars in glory and brlgbtuww," ue went on. "Tills guardian of your uugella slumbers bath not been falsa. Uut the times arc strauue, 0 peerless princesses! Mvu are not muatmi in their avvu house*. Kvim the mighty A>i"><xi Sluu lidjUi t«*t«l clefvut awl is uu louK«i' able to rulu liU palace," SuoU of tUw ladles us were dlw)iigunw, clasped tu«Jr uuuds, turned their uyy» tu heaven, ami with one accord saruuiued. "Slay we for causing you pain, ye odor able ouus," pieuiiwi Kulciimm, "| vow we iug that deserve death for thus • disturbing, meditations. Vet must 1 ask one qtHS 1 .. Is the beauteous flower, the queen, wRhil Business brooketh no delay, else would w'': terry to sip honey off your lips, 0 ye en< chnntresses." 1 Jealousy la an ever active fire In th« harem. There was probably not one among them who would not have rejoiced in her heart to see the reigning benuty cast iftiin the window, but deceit knows ho* to be discreet. Never -would they permit Unhallowed strangers to pollute their beautiful queen by lopking upon her, not BO long M they had breath to defend her. Intimating thin, aa many aa were free bolted through no inner door, slamming ami fastening it behind them. "Make haste," said Suleiman. "We mart , not lose them. They will guide us to the queen." Easily forcing the door, we dashed in pur- v suit. Along the dnrk tripping ways we flew, guided by cries and vanishing skirt- tails, tound innumerable angles, through countless doors, till we came upon a long, straight passage. At the farther end, through a dim vista of muslin, we got a glimpse of two women, whom we had not hitherto seen, disappearing at their utmost speed With flying tresses that told of distress, " 'Tis shel 'tis shel" cried Baruk excitedly. Then to himself, though loud enough to be audible to all: "Glory be to heaven, ihe will escape! She can bidet" But suddenly remembering the position of affairs, he called again: "My lord, make haste. She Is thine; so also is her companion, the Indian princess of fabulous wealth. Thst^ ft tale of wonder. I would tell it to 1X9 lord, but there is no time. The holy- prophet preserve me!" And he groaned ai if taken with a sudden pain. Suleiman bounded past the (ibrleklng bevy we had first met, the rest of us following as best we could. Sudden cries of terror rose in front and echoed shrilly in many recesses. j\ "She is captured," .said Suleiman, leaping faster. "She must be ours. Close up, my men." In an Instant we were round the corner, to find our prizes In the arms of three men,' %;; who were already setting about binding ' them. '• .' . • ' V'ji'Jd "Varlets, let 'go," shouted Suleiman,®' drawing his crooked sword and rushing upon Ihe group. Two of the men turning' quickly drew a pair of long, thin daggers and put themselves in A posture of defense; ihe third catching the women by the wrist* dragged them screaming, into an adjacent room. : , We crowded to Suleiman's aid, and the business would, have been over in d jiffy, tad not tbe women who were behind come 1 up and flung themselves blindly among )ur weapons. Suleiman growled at the In- ;erruptlou ot the sport; his resentment- being the fiercer possibly that his adversaries, profiting by the diversion, took to;heir heels without so much as a cut upon ihem. The fellow who tugged at the queen ind her companion, seeing battle was hopeless, dropped bis hold and fled after big. comrades. Thus released, the two women fled oh afresh in a worse agony of fright than ever, and we, getting unceremoniously rid of the others, went in bbt pursuit. We gained on them, and 1 they separated, leaping out of sight on either side of a passage, as I have seen hunted rabbits disappear- miotiK whins and ferns. Suleiman, with ialf the company, darted after tbe one, I, with tbe rest, going on the track of the- other, wbo proved to be the Indian princess. We had almost 1 overtaken her, wl eudden as a tiger from her native juni a man sprung out of umbush, seized ' md before she could so > much as cry ber into a curtained recess. There i two men trying to gag and bind her, but. 1 t.hey never accomplished the operation. Due went down, wreaking his vengeance on (he spear that pierced him, and the other •hot out of sight, leaving the rope twisted about his viotim's arms. F«iut With fatigue- and fear the lady gave a little peculiar cry,' •taggcred and fell back, as it happened;.. 11 lady gave a little peculiar cry, t aered and fall back. right Into my arms, Cutting ber fetter* with my sword, I led ber quietly to a divan that chanced to be near, the Bedouin* crowding close about, but chivalrously keeping bands off ber, < .,,, "Be not afraid," I Mid M gently atir i could when she had recovered a little, "Wej will do tbee no barm," • •'' V She answered something in broken A*- 1 ' abio, which I did not understand, and pr**> «utly, professing herself quite restored, »b* wa* escorted back the way we had com*. The Itadoutns, whispering among them- . •el vet, appraised the value of her rich attire of *llk and gold and Jewels, but a*fo» me I w«* speculating what the trmbUui'; creature wa* and bow *h* could bar* drift- • ed there. Meanwhile Suleiman had captured the queen, wbo, a* he privately to> formed a*, w*s worth more than all tb* rett put together. CHAPTER XXIV. j TIIK INDIAN rilINCJtB», ,., : , f , There ww *tlll much to be done*ndn*Ml i of haute lu doing it, but Suleiman'* flnt duty wa* to provide for the safety ol tilt prices he had Ukeu. >•: "Ye slkU eonie with us, ye lovely one*," he mid, addressing tb« Indie* wlthth* grand air of a born cavalier, "and we will make you »euure from the fury of wan. Far have we come to deliver yojii from ruw» lew bauds and Ignoble bondage," tpr "And who instructed thee in our cond^ tlonf" demanded the Circassian, f • • "" with queenly rage. "Thj •vil." "Sweet rose of tbe garden," replied Sulalii^l I man, "it uuuometh not tby beauty to b«U» ; : »i a tempest. Thy loixl In (u»- from h«u«v, n>y ' l :t|J beautvouti one, anil hU return to thy lovely %| bottom is uncertain. Wherefore "~' tluou lurry Ut'i'o to hu ahutiudf" .,-,. "TlHU'o uuu bu uuwarmi ubutiuuitiut.thaM 4 going wltU UiWt" uliu kiiuunwl, "J^«Y« uw io suuh cliuucea as fulu may bring <utd ye gunu, fur yu aru hut purUouluss Uedou gf tho di'surt." f ,, "Nay," uiibwurticl Sululiuuu, more insiuu? uliiiKly tliuu uver, "Wuuunuot Iwtvu whttt lm» enruntui'vu. uur t-yw, 1 Alukti tljywlf «W

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