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Tuesday, April 24, 1934
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TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 193* MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THE OLD HOME TOWN By STANLEY CHAPTER 49 The moon was shining full upon Tiggie, and he had a curious sensation as of being some infinitesimal object under a microscope--some special bit of foolishness perhaps that had never been thoroughly examined before. He resented the idea, but he could not dispel It. He was quite sure that he was being examined. His first impulse was to curl himself up with his back to the light like a spoilt child refusing to be exploited for the amusement o£ its elders; but in a moment or two better feelings prevailed. He made a conscious effort to recall his wandering ego. It was then that a sound reached h ; m which he was dimly aware had been audible before, though it had in some fashion failed to pierce his comprehension. He comprehended it now with an odd aloofness as though it came from another world. Someone was shouting at him, calling him by name--"Tiggie-Tiggie--you born fool! Wake up. I m coming!" . , Fool again! The epithet weaned Mm, yet it also had a homely sound drawing him in spite of himself. The overpowering lethargy began to lift, and he shivered again. But his eyes were open now, and he looked about him. He _was crouched in a pool of water in a slight indentation of the rock. Above him the cliff rose sheer to a --height of-200 feet. It seemed, to menace him as he stared upwards and he shut his eyes to conquer a sudden giddiness. When he opened them again, he saw a thing which made him think that he was dreaming. An enormous spider, the size of a man, was traveling down the face of the cliff, apparently spinning an endless web as it came. He watched it, fascinated Down and down it traveled, scratching out a certain amount of loose rocks in its progress. Now it ·K s almost on a level with him, jerking all its limbs in a. way which seemed to him ludicrous. It was not a dignified method of getting anywhere, but perhaps under existing conditions the only one. And now it reached the actual rock on which he sat, and began scrambling with ungainly movements, still like an immense spider towards him. Tiggie's brain reeled again. This was a dream of course --of the most, extravagant order. A wave thumped against his refuge, and there followed the usua cloud of spray. "Damnation! shouted a voice close to_him.^ We shall be swamped in a minute. He roused himself afresh and saw Harvey, grotesquely clad in shining oilskins, stooping over him. "Oh, don't mind me!" he managed to say. "I'm nearly done in." Harvey swore a great oath anc dived into some intricacy of his equipment. "You're not!" he de clared with an emphasis that Tiggie could not feel the occasion demand ed. "Drink this, you poor drowned rat. and come off it!" He pushed something hard am round against Tiggie's mouth, aa to his' own mild surprise, Tiggi found himself drinking. It was ; strong mixture of rum and water and it sent warmth into his chiller veins even as he swallowed it. Harvey stood over him with leg well apart as though he expected t receive some shock to his balanc at any moment. "Holy Moses!" he said. "Th dance you've led us!" Tiggie stared at him hazily, smack ing his lips. "How'd you get here? he inquired somewhat uncertainly "At the end of a rope, my son-the way you're going back," sai Harvey. "Finish that! It wouldn' hurt a fly. And let's get out befor we have another of those damn shower baths!" Tiggie obeyed with docility Harvey made some adjustment o the spider's webb to which he was ttached. Come along!" he said then. You get into this! No, you silly iss, that gadget's meant for your egs. See? There, that's better. r OM can protect yourself with your ands as you go up. What? Yes-- es. I shall follow, you bet. They'll ull you up first then me." ·But--I say . . ." objected Tig- ie. He had been hauled to his eet by the energetic Harvey, and le stood swaying as though his egs were mere props and unreliable t that. "What's it all for? I'd just as soon stay here. There's no one o care." "No one to care? Oh, you sub- ime. idiot!" said Harvey. "And she reaking her heart for you over here! D'you suppose I'd have aken this trouble if she wasn't?" This was a question which Tiggie ound himself quite unable to answer. He felt that in some way Harvey had the advantage over lim, and that all that was left for lim to do was to submit to being pushed into place and generally itagemanaged by his officious riend. He abandoned further argument tierefore and accepted the role of subordinate without further inquiry, lis lenghty sojourn on that wave- swept rock had not improved the state of his wits, and after all once a fool always a fool. He determined then and there that it would waste of time ever to attempt :o be anything else. During his transit from, the bottom of the cliff to the top, however, iis reasoning powers began to return to him, and he decided that it was a mode of travel that held no appeal whatever for him. That rlarvey should have undertaken the double journey for his sake was an amazing circumstance that marked lira as being apart. As he viewed at length the anixious faces of Joe Penny and his son and two others who had accompanied them on their errand of mercy, he realized that it had been a task of considerable difficulty and danger, and it was with unspeakable relief that he saw Harvey also at length hauled to safety. It was only then that the fact of his own deliverance actually dawned upon him, and he remembered with a shiver how near he had been to rolling over into the deep water below his prison rock But Harvey gave him no time for the reflections. He himself had had more than enough of the adventure and his main idea was to bring i to a close as quickly as possible Before Tiggie had time to make any acknowledgments, he fount himself seized by the arm and started off at a jog-trot over the downs for Fame. It was perhaps the best treat ment .that he could have devised and one which restored Tiggie to himself more quickly than any less drastic remedy. Before they hat covered half the distance, he had fully recovered his normal otati of mind and declared that a ho bath and a meal were all he needed to put him right. Harvey agreed, but grimly added "And after that, you'll have to g( round and see her, for there'll be m peace till you do." "What on earth do you mean? 1 said Tiggie, on whom his former al lusion had been somewhat wasted. Harvey laughed sardonically "She'll tell you what I mean al right," he said. "She's been in a per feet fever about you all the evening You very nearly spoilt my picture-not quite. If the rain keeps off to morrow, I'll finish it--with luck." "It won't," said Tiggie. "There" a mist round the moon." "Oh, damn the moon!" said Har vey. "If I'm held up again, I'll murder everybody." Welcome News -- xOjiNJivS ~'~ ^l-^= ByLes Forgrave by Control Press Associntion, Inc. MOP-- hr-W) IT'S TReT MOW" MOOEKM Of To OPiT JToree. IfV THe. OTV--· S051ME55- 15 ftUfleftOV "VoU we.u_-How TO stoo UKE. IT PUT OM "YOUR Hf\T Pressure Pete By George Swan Frank Merriwell at Yale THUG 1 THE ROBBER. By ·Burt L Standish WHY 3cHT VA um-e OF OIL. VfeR. ALWASS ME .IHTo IRE WA3ERS HAVE T o - . X WASH! Mow/.THERE VJbUT B6 C ISHTTtKT A SHAA\E. ? ) Hew OXM I WA«H OM \7/, ~^~ '~~7 OVj .QoODHeSS *E.', J IT'S SOWS to "C- RAiM '. Muggs McGinnis Vitamin. "D"! By Wally Bishop Central Fr C s» Associ A BLONDES SO vfftftfeft-"-"""'' 1 (,? DID SHE'S SAN- I CKR4 ME., BUI2MS - INCW- I SOME BLOND BON nee.' HO HUM ."GOSH- IF LITTLE ANGEL CAKE DOESNf SOON ·5Ef DRESSED ill. FAIL ASLEEP/ THIS IS A SWELL CHANCE TO GO ·THROUGH HIS POCKETS SIMPC) DllNG To FIND our VwAr KIND of AJOQ HE HAS. 1 SEE HIS DAME ? sues A SUCK SHOpUFTEi2 0 « I WAS TWO WEEKS GETTING DEFROSTED.' DO SHE GIVE VOU THE PICTURE ALONG TO IDENTIFY HEP-.!' Circumstantial Evidence By Paul Robinson NEED MONEY? PINE WILL LOAN YOU On furniture, autos, 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 on City Second Floor \Vcir Bide. t'lionc 3Z4 Tiggie's laugh sounded almost joyish. "Well, you're one up on me anyhow, so I suppose I can't complain if you do." "Oh, you!" said Harvey. "No, I shan't murder you if I can help it. I should have to face Janet afterwards," "Ah!" said Tiggie in a tone of en- ightenment. "It's for Janet's sake you've taken all this trouble tonight, is it?" ' "No, it isn't," said Harvey curtly. "It's for Viola's if you want to mow." He added with a curious vehemence as though he spoke against his saner impulse, "I'll do anything on earth for anyone I'm in love with." "Well, you are a queer old fish! 1 ' said Tiggie, baffled. · It was half an hour later that a new Tiggie, fed and washed and eager, ran up the cliff path to the | cottage with the quick step of a boy. There was a light in the little front sitting room, and as he entered Helen came to meet him, carrying a candle. "I've persuaded her to go to bed," she said, "but she won't sleep till she's seen you. Are you all right?" "Oh, rather--quite!" said Tiggie. "I got cut off by the tide, that's all." "All!" said Helen reproachfully. "Well, for goodness' sake go up and report yourself or we shall have her 111 again! Spot didn't get back. He wired." "Don't you worry!" said Tiggie. "I'll go and see her." He forgot to take the candle from her, and went up the dark Oh, Tiggie! At last!" He went in. The bed was by the window, and she was lying in the moonlight. But her face was turned towards him and as he entered he saw her arms outstretched. "My dear!" he said, "I'm safe home again. Were you worried about me? I never thought " "Worried!" she said. And then he had reached her side and words became suddenly superfluous--hopelessly inadequate. He went down on his knees beside her and into the outstretched arms. "My darling!" she said, and gave one sob and spoke no more at all. And Tiggie? Tiggie said nothing either in those great moments. He only pressed his lips to hers closely, closely, and then laid his head down upon her breast. For it is only with the arms of the woman he loves about him that a man ever truly knows the meaning of the word home. And in those sacred moments, with her heart throbbing under his temple, Tiggie knew it for the first time in his life. (TO BE CONTINUED) QCD L 3 B 3 Grand View an Add. Mason City. 4-20-34 Runcie, A. H. and wife to W. L. Patton 51 L 3 B 3 Grand View, an Add. Mason City. 4-18-34 Bride-To-Be Honored. CLARKSVILLE -- Misses Naomi Stevenson and Lorraine Lauge entertained a company of 12 at an earthquake bride party at the home of Miss Stevenson in honor of Miss Grace Obrecht, one of the grade teachers, whose marriage to Franklin Fischer, will take place in the near future. Real Estate Transfers Banks, Addie S. and hus. to Charles C. Willey $1 N 100 ft. L 1 B 9 B and O Add. M. C. 2-11-29. First Nat'l Bk. of Cl. Lk. to the First Nat'l Bk. in Cl. Lk. $1 L 1 in Replat of L 8 in B 10 Original Plat a. Lk. 3-30-34. Remore, Harrison H. to Leita C. Reraore SI SWD E',4 lots 5 and 6 B 1 City of Clear Lake 3-22-34 narrow stairs as though, his feet had wings. The door at the top was ajar, and . a low voice called to him: "Tiggie !l Patton. W. L. to Roger C. Patton Lucas, Carrie V. to W. L. Patton i $1 QCD L, 3 B 3 Grand View, an Add. Mason City. 7-27-29 /SJOAH NUMSKUU, THE MOTHS IN OVBRSTUFFEO FURNITURE U.B.W61.CH. {NOTIONS POMB, NY. t^-^^^Z. DEAR NOAH = IF A WOMAN IS SUN SHY- WILL A MAXIM S)1_ENCE(S M . C , K -- C FEARS DEAR NOAH =\AIOUUp /*. BANKEE. VYHO KMOWS HIS NOTES,3£ CAUl_6t A MUSIC/AM? J.C.EI.MS BRICK BRADFORD IN THE CITY BENEATH THE SE» I AM KIMS.' SLAY YON USURPER.-HE WHO CALLS HIMSELF INC, MAMCO- -FOR ME.' NOBLY DONE, KVY FRIEND/ BUT I FEAR. WE ARE LOST-= OUR MEN ARE OUTNUMBERED.'

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