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March 9, 1934

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE [THE OLD HOME By STANLEY i-oum ~Wi6M. NOW;NO «' HOBART--.] ·rourae TUB ONLY MAN . W TOWN vMMo cxn Oo ' ·too* CLOTHES-';,(·( 7 .rf , T . AND VVE WANT -r ON ;« MT i] NVHtM VOU »*'·._ ' ''fitm LOOSE WORK PUT ON ·* ££ ---- £A*%* K..5HT- ITS A COLD ^^HNwF^s" N °T-!!^.^3f ,|Hk »«- JUST B* X"M £. ·*£ -,» »«e^ A/uuLfuv//', paaonry' /'jl '£*** Anfll t3DooooouWP3»o ^V, ?*-* WHEN "me LOOSE BOYS 6E.CCM6 STUCK IN SOME IMPORTANT DRILLS A .COUPL* Of* THIS L.O-TAL MEMBERS rausHED over* TO EX- POOBAH SII^PSON House AND PRSSSEO H;M INTO SBRVIC / -^ tf^«NU^^ CHAPTER 10 During the blazing days tha followed, little Joyce's strength came and went and came again, bu it never ebbed so low as on tha - night at Aden. Viola was in close attendance up on her, and Tiggie saw her no mor alone. In a way he was relived tha this was so though something with in him chafed sorely at the re straint thus Imposed. A great rest lessness was upon him, following him even when he slept. And a · times he was possessed and wholly dominated by an insane longing hold her again pressed to his side as he had held her during tha strange interval of the dawn aftei their night of vigil. The swee yielding of her body, her need of him, pulsed through his memory sending his blood to fever-heat. He became as gloomy and morose in society as his kindly nature woulc permit, and the sight of Billy Saunders cheerfully consoling himself with a keen aad obviously meaningless flirtation with one 01 the Cathcart girls made him almost furious. Why couldn't people behave rationally and moderately even if they were enduring hell in the Red Sea? The foolish laughter and Joking played havoc with his nerve*. His instinct was to avoid everyone, but, as he.,sJso.:Shrank from jiving offense, he was not over successful in doing so. No one on board a ship had ever longec for the end of a voyage more ardently than did Tiggie Turner though-at the bottom of his heart he knew that he was dreading it too with an intensity that haunted him morbidly and persistently Bight and day. When Suez was passed at length and the cooler breezes from the west began to reach them, Joyce was pronounced out of danger. But she still needed the utmost care, and the whole of Viola's time and energy were spent upon her. When on deck Tiggie was Invariably allowed as one of the party though others were not encouraged on account of the urgent necessity for keeping the little girl quiet; but he did not always avail himself of the privilege. He was not at peace with himself and he did not feel that he brought peace to the atmosphere. In fact, he fancied more than once that he detected embarrassment in Viola's manner at his coming, and there were other times when the goading unrest within made it impossible for him to approach her. He felt sure of nothing in those days, not even of his own ability to maintain a courteous front. He was as one consumed by a fever that gave him no respite. And yet he still had that blinded feeling of incomprehension. He did not know what had happened to him, and he set his face stubbornly against any attempt to find out, clinging to a rooted resolve to leave His aoul alone. - It had always been a guiding principle, with him to go straight on through life with'out any pause for introspection, and he would not deviate from it now. He had never believed in self-analysis, maintaining that to air an inner trouble was to give it life, and in his simplicity of mind he saw neither comfort nor remedy in the process. A man might go wrong inwardly, but if he kept straight outwardly things would actually right' themselves. Such was his plain belief, and by it he steered his course. Their voyage through the Mediterranean was a very calm one--a succession of brilliant days and jeweled nights. Life on board became more energetic. There was a deck gymkhana, and other galetias were or- ganized into which in spite of himself Tiggie was drawn. It was discovered that he was the owner of the only banjo on board and, though his repertoire was of-a very unassuming character he was requisitioned for concerts forwith, his services being represented as so valuable so that he could not well -refuse them. He did not, as a matter of fact, attempt to do so. It was better to have something to occupy him during this interminable voyage, he reflected. Inaction was becoming almost unbearable. So he fooled away the time with practice and performance, seeing less and less of the little Rutherford group, exchanging no more than tS-ie briefest everyday civilities with the girl whose look and touch had stirred him to so extraordinary a tumult. The problem of her future-of the secret which he alone shared with her--dwelt perpetually at the back of his mind, a matter which eventually would have to be dealt with; but for the present he deliberately put it from him. After Gibraltar would be time enough for that. But he no longer told himself that the responsibility was not his own. From the first moment of their meeting he realized that by no contrivance of his she had become his especial charge, and he had every- intention of shouldering his burden wnefi'the time came. He noticed that she took no further share in any of the gaieties organized by the improvised entertainments committee of which he was an unwilling member, though she came to one or two concerts with Spot. But it did not dawn upon him until after Gibraltar was passed and they had entered upon the last stage of the voyage that she was avoiding him also. That knowledge came to him very suddenly on a day when the wind was booming strongly from the west, sanding great waves to lift and drop them as they battled on their way. It had turned cold as they -headed northwards, and the change of temperature after the intense heart of b'arely a week before kept most people below. Tiggie, lowever, refused to be the slave of the elements and, wrapped in an overcoat the bare thought of which had made him perspire a few days previously, he climbed on deck to' meet the gray, drifting rain that drove over the Atlantic. It was wonderfully invigorating, and he stood facing the buffeting wind, drawing in deep draughts while the spray dashed over him. It was rougher than he had realized, and he soon found that the aforesaid overcoat was quite inadequate 'or the occasion. It was in fact the jeginning of a great storm which was hurling over the ocean to the :empestuous bay. "We're in for a tossing," said Tiggie, and turned to make good his retreat. It was only as he did so that he spied the slight figure of his pro- ege standing back from the rail against the door of one of the deck- cabins, as though she had been blown thither by the gale. His impulse was to go to her, but ere he could so so, she had turned with the movement of one seeking escape, and something told him that she had not recognized him until that moment. He checked himself sharp- y and watched her go. But when she had disappeared a iew influence began to work within iim--a curious indignation that he hould be made an object of avoid- ince by one with whom by the de- ree of fate he had been upon such erms of intimacy. He overlooked :he fact that he himself had pos- ibly initiated the avoidance, and °radually his man's will awoke to iction. Not wholly reasonably but rtth slow-hardening determination vEU-O'- Ye.-5-VES,VJE RECOVERED COR-TROCK AMD . IT'S HERE. MO\XJ? . XU-RICHT LOOK FOR YOO. NOVO \XlHO iM WE WORi-D CAW) HE BUT HE 'SWD TO i-OUD Y^E VJOOO'TiL Ht GOT HERB . CrXW VT MEA.M- OO VOO HW?D FOR M\WITO W MEMTORC. *S Nj'trroNE vtwsi ASSO VAE-- OH. TO OO VJlTW OA.D GOOD VJEvMS FO« WVD A Ray of Hope By Les Forgrave 1934. by Central Press Assonntlon. Inc Vft ·*?-- WON'T OWU) '--I TOST FCU- OFFft CUFF \ WP5 ft 60NER -- \ Had to Be a Long Ways Down SH_rUFyAJIi. I'M SUPPOSED TO TUJIST vourc, RIGHT MEu....GW«y... Frank Merriwell at Yale SO, (20UGK UMTK OF THE 6RA 1 / GHOSTS, is SWEPT His FEET, FlGHTfMGr, ' BnrtL Standish 3.9 CotyitfM, itit, b." c.nlr.1 Pro. Auotltllan, Inci WRUU.WEUL! » WUo 1 Mitt SMITH\ *· JUS' T'TfeU. VA 6oT A TfcPRlBLfc. CoLb o | BaT-ScHoou-ttDAVi Jmua 3VI (lrtajLo 1 . WARD SCHooU I UET ME TXUK To /V\ISS SMITH S PLEASE! HPllllillllllll IIH 1,1, I Wropyrifrht. 19M. by Centi'al Press Association, Inc. 'K- a distant. C/iif is HIS GAME rWHOW-i HCS SPENDING MON6N UKE VMS,So I THAT Ntw 1 IS SEATING Vourz. 17ME WITH ETTA.' =T A JOB AS PU3\NER. SEND A 1ELEZ3KAM TO MIST kEir AND Monn HEJS.SHE Back on the Gold Standard Paul Robinson NEED MONEY? PINE WILL LOAN YOU On furniture, antes, personal property or anything of value to persons who have steady employment. LOANS UP TO S300 Pay back in monthly Installments. LOANS MADE SAME DAY OF APPLICATION C. L. Pine Loan Company Of Mason City Second Floor Weir Bldg. Phone 224 lie resolved that he was not going to be thwarted thus. She was his charge--a charge truly which had been thrust upon him more or less against his will--and since he had accepted her as such, he was not going to let her go. It had perhaps taken him a long while to regard his responsibility in a favorable light but now quite suddenly and very certainly he made up his mind that it was his exclusively and he would surrender It to none. She had said that she was friendless. She had accepted his friendship, and had not refused his offer of help. Very well then! She had no right to turn her back on him now, and he had no Intention of allowing her to do so. "It'a damn nonsense!" said Tiggie between his teeth to the growing blaat. "It was I--not Spot or anyone else--that took on the Job." He was really angry for some reason, but he did not stop to inquire why. His placid nature had been so inexplicably stirred of late that it seemed as if everything must be beyond explanation. In any case self-examination was morbid, and he had no time for such nonsense. He took things as they came, and if other people were not prepared to do the same, it was they --not he-T-who must explain this transgression of the rules. So it was an abrupt and distinctly irate Tiggie who waylaid Viola a little later in the saloon. She was just entering with Spot and one of the children, but he did not care. "I want to speak to you," he said briefly. '"Do you mind?" (TO BE CONTINUED) A ten-year-old girl, Margaret Hel- fets, is the leader of a symphony orchestra and also gives Chopin piano recitals to Moscow, Russia, THE TUTTS By YOUNG CLIMBIM6- ON THt TABLE WHILE MOM HAp THE BRICK BRADFORD B^A^xSTsEA By William Ritt and Clarence Gray, *gggS5£i3-^i Ji -^?£ : ". "THE CREATURE, AMARU,' "CONTINUES MANCO, 'WREAKED GREAT HAVOC AMONG MEM - SLAVING MAMY/ 3 . S 'PIRUA RW3CAR! MAMCO WAS OME DAY WEEPIMG OVER THE. SLAUGHTER OF WSCHILDRErJ.WHEN FLASH' NG R?OM THE SKY THERE FELL THE SWORD OF WRACOCHA. 'THUS ARMED,PiRUA. ENGAED AMAU IM A 6REAT BATTLE OF- TEN DAYS LENGTH-AT LAST SLAYING THE DEMOJ-' 'WITH DYING BREATH AMARU \\miSPEt?E£, 'MIGHTY MAM, GUARD WELL MY CAVERM, FOSO\ECAY IT WILL BE THfi REFUGE OF- THY CHILDREN.'"

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