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JLENOX TIME TABLE, LENOX. IOWA FLAME IN THE 'ORES A r ,, e T Cted ' WflS he? l " And here we corae -" hfld said. " wen -eg HAROLD TITUS SYNOPSIS JCcrry Young, a lad of seven, Is Spared to flee the burning lumber ip of his benefactor, Jack Snow, |o took the youngster to live with at the death of Kerry's mother. Id West has Instructed Kerry to Rie with a ftle containing the camp's hds should It bo endangered. femes attack the office, and Kerry, 5£lng the precious file, and Tod ;e to town. Tod acts queerly. At i bank the file Is found empty and Irry Is blamed with taking the long one, Snow, his headquarters Id money gone, Is ruined, and soon fereafter dies, leaving Kerry to the or Commissioner. Kerry suspects a and swears to even the score. I a St. Paul office Kerry, now In |nhood, and an expert woodsman, Irns of the whereabouts of West. ,rry rescues a lovely girl from a Jundrel, who proves to be West. threatens to pauperize the girl, Downer. CHAPTER III—Continued —3— Frantically, tlieii, the retriever fed the packs, shoving his nniz- deep into them, and came up 111 the track line in his teeth. er he went into the shallow jter and backing, scrooching fvn, waggling his tail, growling, (dragged the canoe afloat. Then, I deeper water, he swam rapidly and across the current, head Id sideways by the tug of the line •his jsuvs. [That's a smart dog," the girl said. ISmart," echoed Iked down at her. Soung, and Her face was pted and a flush stained her leks. (Whatever a girl says to a stran- who has helped her out of a own their various parcels but were to give up the privilege of selectively logging on their descriptions over a long period. "But to show these prospects what would be left after we'd done this selective cutting necessitated considerable of an operation with higher costs, In the beginning, and a reduced Income. In other words, our project was a slow starter and we didn't have sufficient capital to be very safe. "We kept the mill running, though, did our cutting In several types of stands and last year were just getting ready to show some prospects what we had to offer. "My father had sunk all the cash he had In the down payment. It was hard work getting the annual payments together but he had managed It. Last November another payment was due and we were going to be able to meet it. Then, one November night, my father was killed nnd the money he was bringing out to pay to Tod West was stolen." "Murdered, you mean?" "Murdered," she said lowly and paused. "That, of course, pu<- the undertaking in a bad way. Just now It's very difficult to refinance a timber operation of any sort; also it's hard to find men with money to spend on their expensive toys, which Is what these camps will amount to, If and when the plan develops. Tod West seemed very sympathetic, though, and told me to take my time and that he wouldn't see me lose. "But this summer he commenced sort who will press low advantage. An hour later he made out build- Ings below. First was a log structure, low-eaved and wide-roofed with a screened porch and automobiles parked In its clearing. Not a club, not a logging camp. It must be Nan's establishment, he decided. On below he discerned the _ _ screened stack of a mill and the -si. song of the saw came harshly to — his ears A railroad trestle spanned the river, joining the small group of buildings around the mill to another, larger settlement, with many humble habitations, one pretentious house of peeled logs, a boxcar depot and several stores. He went still further down, landed In a clump of poplars and set about making camp. He worked adeptly and within an amazingly short time had his tent up, bed made, and firewood chopped. He shared his supper with Tip, washed his few dishes in the stream, and lighting a straight- stemmed pipe, for a time watched the afterglow fade. "You watch camp, Tip," he said as he rose abruptly. "We'll go see . . . what we can see!" He launched his canoe, paddled across and up the murmuring river on. "Here we come, ladsl Com Ing out with a seven nnd next a ten-spot and a queen for Sawyer . . ." The canls flipped from his hand toward their appointed places turning in the air to fall face up ward and Kerry, watching closely saw that he was "second" dealing The top card of the deck never left its place. Again Young studied those facej, about the table. Sycophants, most of them; they wore fixed grins as Tod West kept up his talk. Their Interest was on what he said, not on what he did. "What, Sawyer? A whole bucls on the queen? Let's see, now . . . Hum,"—peeking at his hole card. "Well, I've got just enough here to string along." He came In for his dollar and again called the cards he turned and once more that top card kept sliding back and forth over Its changing neighbors. Three cards In each hand were face up, then. Again Sawyer bet his queen, tossing In a five-dollar bill from the little pile of money before him. "Now, I'll help build a pot for you, Sawyer," said West. "Leave A QUILT OF EIGHT SUNBONNET BABIES By GRANDMOTHER CLARK Of INTEREST TO THE HOUSEWIFE latlon that's at once uncomfor- to nint and then to ask and then to |le and, perhaps, dangerous . . . ntever Is to be said, I should say you." She was fighting desper- By for self-control. "I I'm grateful. Is there more to be ?" That wasn't necessary," he re- Id. "Not even that. ... It was Je a privilege to throw Tod West v the river." Trenched Vutf to^taThTthe Tine Tip. "Good dog," he mut- "Go ashore and shake." Ilie girl had turned toward him. Ton know Tod West?" long time ago I thought I And for a good many years wondered how well anyone In It country knew him. But just |suspicion, it was good to upset I believe," he added, "that [ruined the best friend I shall have." So I'm not the first! After all he's seemed to be with us, he crowd. He has other timber. He has had to stop a big pulp operation below because of the market. He needs money. I am doing my best to Interest prospects and get the cash together to pay him but so far I haven't had much luck. . . "And then today he followed me It to old Tod! There's a five-spot. But don't put too much faith In another had up here and said said that If i a past, has he? And a fu- too, perhaps,"—bitterly, took It, from his parting shot, lie had some deviltry afoot." Deviltry!"—in an angered whis- is it just because I happened ana took a hand that he's Js to make you n pauper?" ie shook her head. "No. That settled before you came. It after I wouldn't . . . wouldn't 3r myself to save my property lie seemed to lose his head; he became quite something from what we've always ?lit him to be." e boat grated on sand and y sat down, looking hard at have a particular and peculiar ^•est in this bird. A man doesn't se, you know; if he's a ras- odny, ho was yesterday; If he Nay, he will be tomorrow." £o you mind telling a stranger tills West's game is? I don't to pry, but—" [ouYe not prying. It is little I would marry him he would forget that—" She bit her lip and stopped. Young drew a hand slowly along one thigh. It was a gesture almost of satisfaction and he nodded slowly. "That checks with the guess I've had ... as to the sort of bird he really is. "When you wouldn't agree to that?" The girl gave a shuddering shrug. "You saw a part of it. lie seemed to go Insane and then I realized that all along, fQr months, perhaps for years, he's been . . . well, thinking things about me. "Where were you, anyhow, that you saw?" "Up above. At the head of the rapid. I was just going to—" "But you didn't carry? Why,"— startled—"you mean you ran Dead Bear?" "If that's what you call the rapid, I did." He laughed at the astonishment In her eyes. "You ran that water to help me, a stranger?" His laughter rose higher. "I'd have swum It to help anybody If I'd known Tod West was the party making trouble?" "Then you must have known him far better than most people here "You Ran That Water to Help Me, a Stranger?" and landed under the bank where yellow lights showed through the gathering darkness. The white front of the town's largest store loomed above and he stood outside a brief Interval, looking about. This was the heart of Tod West's dominion, West's Landing by name. It was here that the man had established himself as a king, here-he, perhaps, had laid the foundations for a kingdom on the money he had taken from Jack Snow by ruthlessly clever theft. He drew a deep breath and entered the place. The store was well filled. An Indian was buying grub and stuffing his purchases Into a pack-sack; a bearded man was trying on shoes. In the rear, a card game was In progress. Kerry's eyes fastened on the back of the one curd player whose face, at least in part, was not revealed to him. The man was Tod West. Several loungers watched the game and as Young leaned idly against the counter two of them left and came toward him. "Jim shouldn't be in there," one muttered. "Hell, no!" his companion agreed. "You can bet your life if I had a kid In the shape his is, I wouldn't be stackin 1 up what little I hud against a lucky dog like Tod." Their talk was broken, then, as both greeted another entrant. The taller man resumed: "Doc's out now, uln't lie?" The other nodded. "Over at Jim's. They sent for Jim but he put 'em off." women." He chuckled, but there was no mirth In the sound, Kerry thought. He judged that Sawyer had another queen In the hole; he was the aggressor and a bit too aggressive for a man with only the high card showing. No pair was In sight; the queen dominated the board. Before Tod West were exposed an innocuous four and five and nine- spot of three suits. Jim Hinkle and dropped out. "So we spin 'em for the final heat," drawled West. "We drop a jack to you, neighbor, and Sawyer catches himself a six and 1 . . . Take a look! I draw myself a large ball of fire!" The top card had finally dropped. It was the ace of diamonds and Kerry straightened slowly. West's hole card had been dealt from the bottom; for certain, It was another ace! "Now, with this large ace show- in', It puts the bet to me, I take PACKAGE No. B7H. This little quilt answers the question, "What shall I make for the baby." Eight cute Sunbonnet Babies. One for each day In the week It. ... Hum. . . . Sawyer, you got a queen showln* 'nd you been proud of her. I wonder what else, If any, you've got. ... But this old ace of mine . . . Now, it'd be a downright Insult to bet less 'n ten dollars." The tourist folded and Sawyer eyed Tod's hand. He was breath- Ing just a bit rapidly, Kerry noted, and fingered his remaining bills In a manner which proved him 111 at ease. "But me, I got only eight bucks left, Tod," he said. 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Call 1" For the eight, then. Sawyer shoved in his money and turned his hole card. "Pair!" said, showing the second queen, and leaned forward. "I warned you," chuckled West. "I told you to stay out: All along, I had him." He turned the ace of clubs. The man rubbed his chin. "Well," he said, "guess I better. That cleans me out, as the feller It just ain't my night, I do. "Quite a figure, Is he?" She considered. "A ... a king, Ifch for me to tell you. I'm In I debt, you know . . . Yours and I West's!" |e stretched one pac-clad foot ne wai ' ra sun could dry It better .appeared to ponder on where pgin. better to give you the whole | re , I suppose. I'm Nan Dow- ciitne into this country four "g" with my father. Maybe nearil of him? Cash Dow- JW" She sighed. I e ". We bought on contract s will below here and the big of mixed timber to the north ie river. My father had a new | ln the utilization of forest re• ea - He had felt for a long that the things we'd consid- by-pi-oduct of such properties I perhaps, almost as big money frUV he - tlmber ltself ' |tes. "s is probably the best big . , J he _ n <"-thern hardwoods fish meaDi recreatlonft j plan to interest a K by men ln bu i" n g I* here for the1 ' Bunting clubs Tn « in this country! He owns most of it. Most of the people In It are dependent on him, In one way or another. He isn't a man to take lightly." "Then I sure am glad It was the Mad Woman I picked out this summer 1" The girl eyed him curiously. "You're just going through, then? Your objective wasn't near here?" "I had no objective when I put In. Now, I have. . . . I've a question I want answered. When I've done that, then perhaps I can go on." "If you're going to stay on here," she said, "we'd be glad to put you up, We have accommodations for fishermen, you know. It's part of our job. That's why I'm here, now. Two of our prospects are fishing the beaver pond up the creek,"— nodding toward a small tributary which debouched above them. "That is why I happened to be here." "Nice of you. But I've my tent. Shingles and windows bother me." "The latch string will be out, though. I ... Please believe that I'm truly thankful for all you've done." CHAPTER IV EJB WENT on, then, pondering •*• •* the vagaries of chance which had guided today's encounter, after all these years, under such particular circumstances. Young lounged toward the rear and took up a position against the wall, behind and to one side of West's chair. Five were In the game. West was dealing and talked as he distributed the cards. "An ace to you, a nine to you, a deuce for Jimmy, a jack for Sawyer and a nine to the dealer . . . which lets him out!" His voice was good-humored, tolerant, the sort of voice that wins the confidence of men. Always, that had been characteristic. . . . He folded his hand, now, and awaited the betting. One of the players chanced a dollar, his companion called, Jim raised five and the man, Sawyer, dropped out. The five was called by both the others but Jim won and gathered In the pot with significant eagerness. "Good lad, Jimmy!" West rumbled. "You've been losin' lately; always like to see losers catchup!" The deal went clear around. Young noticed that West played shrewdly, with a hard calculation beneath his easy talk. The deal had come back to West. The hole cards were going out. "All heavy!' he chuckled. "All heavy cards in the hole, boys! Everybody's going to have luck this hand. . . . Luck of one kind or another !" And he dealt himself from the bottom I A sharp, chilling thrill ran Young's body. He looked at the other watchers, at the players, studying the face of each. None had detected that mov«. said, guess." "So you're leavin' us flat, Sawyer!" put In West. "Four handed's not so good. Anybody else want to try his luck just to keep the game goln'?" "It's too rich for my blood!" n youth giggled. "Anybody else? Last call!" He looked up and around, grinning, and the grin changed, ran Into a stiff sort of grimace as Kerry Young moved out from his position against the wall. "If the game's open," he said, "I don't mind trying my luck now and again." Eyes were on him, not on Tod; so the group missed one half the exchange of glances which followed. Emotion chased emotion across the older man's eyes; surprise, hatred, chagrin and a malevolent sort of Inspiration. "Why, sure," Tod said but could not keep the grudging quality from his tone. Young moved, then, to the chair just vacated by Sawyer,' seated himself and, thrusting a hand Inside his shirt, drew a packet of bills from his money belt. A change had come over the place. The onlookers had ceased their Idle talk; the two fishermen from Nan Downer's eyed Young ap- pralsingly and Tod West, shoving the deck to the dealer, lighted a cigar with a hand which was not just steady. 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