Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on May 14, 1936 · Page 7
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Lenox, Iowa
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Thursday, May 14, 1936
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„. nn «in i ».n « ... '• ' 'ill LAME IN THE ORES LENOX TIME TABLE, LENOX, IOWA HAROLD TITUS Illustration.? IRVVIN MYER$ • W. N-U. S£HVICEf lijffi &f JJarolt 'Qkff^',* [CHAPTER xn—continued |e came on and peered through door, trying the lock. .Young his lungs flat for fear the jjle panel would move. STou boys all right?" lie asked. it d'you mean, all right?" nrt growled, [lie sheriff laughed and turned i- nn hour, then, they lay still not until a muffled, regular •Ing heralded the fact that rest come to the Bounty's servant they leave their cots. was the work of a mere mo- it lo remove the last screw nnd, Ills shoulder to the panel.' ; shoved cafefully. bottom plate grated, on the irete, gave, squeaked a trifle then . . . swung free! A man roll beneath It to the jail •Idor and be on his way. it lie let It swing hack and ihetl there on the floor listening. iruptly he said: fter I'm gone, you set the ,vs hack nnd cover the heads dust." [timrt looked at him blankly. Vou mean . . . That is ... 're going alone?" ,Isten, chum! It's tough, I But you're In as a murder icct. r.renking jail would bo ineil serious for ,vou. Witli It's a lesser offense. And, be- tlint, we'll need insinuation it Brldger'a plans, perhaps." int was not liis i-eason, his real ion. ("lootl enough, to be sure; knowing Stuart for hot-head- 'impulsive boy, lie did not dare liberating him now, when so ill nnd such careful, patient k lay before him. rlell, Young!. I hadn't figured—" Int I had. I know just what's (to be done, outside. Can't you that maybe you'll be ... II he helping Nnn by sticking and keeping your eyes -ajid open?" 'f course, if you put It that Bs consent was not without re- juiee. pry rolled beneath the out- Dg panel. feood luck!" They gripped p through the bars. "Tell Nat Jfairies came for me. ... And you've got the screws back. : that wrench down the sewer." Bid silently he made his way Into J sheriff's office, down the side nnd with a low whistle to ( leaped into the car standing opened the choke wide, perl on the starter and the mo- might nnd drummed. Then, y. lie slipped In the clutch I turned down the jail drive to Street. [lee there he looked over his T - Lights showed above two ances to the jail but windows sheriff's living quarters blank. Nat Urldger was In dreams of continued grand- jwlilio a prisoner used liis car |«sc!i[ie and us Kerry bounced ss the railroad tracks, leaving the outskirts of town behind, ; "muled for the Mad Woman : e 'it Tip's ribs resoundingly with '"'id and luughed until the of his belly ached. CHAPTER xin seen him talk to Bluejay In the evenln' 'nd—" "Check I" "—he turned *ln right after that. Friday he made a lot of fuss about goln' fishln'. He drove to Big Beaver 'nd set up his rod 'nd got ready to fish! He cached his rod under a log 'nd hit out. I follered far's I could, but lost his trail, It bein' so dry that—" "Which way'd lie go?" "North 'nd west." "That checks, too. And when he came back to town, what?" "All puffed up. Said a bornet'd stung him." "Fine!" whispered Kerry. "That all ties In. "That's enough of West. I've got to talk fast. Back down the road half a mile you'll find Nat Brldger's car—" 'Nat's!" 'Yeah. It . . . it helped speed his departing guest!"—chuckling. "I don't want him to know what direction I hit, of course. I want you to drive his bus back to Shoestring, cut east on the trunk line highway, go as far as you can without making too much of a walk for yourself, let the air but of a :ire and leave It." "But what are you goin' to do, Kerry?" , "Going bee hunting." "Bee huntin'!" The man's Incredulity was explosive. "What do you want of—" "I don't know. That's the devil of It! I'm on my way. You get back, fast as you can, and stand by to watch Tod." "My gosh, Kerry, I don't understand—" "And neither do I, maybe. Good night!" At Nan's, Young also encountered sleeplessness. He could see the girl and old Ezra sitting together in the light of a single lamp, and from the doorway he hailed them cautiously. "Careful, now!" he warned as their amazement became articulate ''I don't want to be seen." Omitting all details, he told what had happeped. Then: "Money and honey, Ezra! There's a hook-up somewhere; they tie in. I'm on my way to try to wiiangle It out. I want some stuff from the kitchen and the men's shanty. Nan." His eyes had been fast on her face as he talked, rapidly and lowly. Its oval seemed more sweet and gentle than ever. He wanted to touch her, to take her hands, to draw her close and say the things that were surging In his heart, of far more consequence than the things he let his lips say. But he put the Impulse back. They followed Into the darkened kitchen and he searched for what had not slept. Too lllol i had happened at Nan's quarters and too much specu- n had gone on at the Landing n| Kht to let his senses sink unconsciousness. Besides, he tmd Tod West to watch, until took to his bed. He had jsed Young he would watch s every move and was doing e st to make his word good. when that light rapping came s door he was out of bed with ea lthy bound. ° u »g. Jim," came the cautious Per In answer to his query. 16 out here I" God, Young, how'd you — " ey er mind anything now, .71m. r e's West?" slee P,"— peering toward Tod's e - 'I watched until long after gone to bed. He come to th 1 Wet 1 well tanked up, I'd say. was 'n hour after they took to town. He seemed more " a old self 'n he has for a "me. He laughed 'nd visited '"en went home. I watched f' 1 his -window 'nd saw him 1 a bottle right hard. Then cnt to bed." other item about West.' was he yesterday? Frl- somethln' I dunno. All , he hung here. I with It; away out; I wouldn't even trust the Shoestring operator. Get the state police In here as fast ns they can come and until they are on the job you sit on the stuff we brought In last evening and don't let a soul near It, much less touch It. Am I right?" "Right as rain! I'd wondered what to do and this Is It!" He turned to Nan, then, and his strained excitement subsided. He looked down at her, smiling In the faint light. She was more appealing, more desirable than ever . . . and Holt Stuart's words, with all their Incredible Implications, came back to him. He felt suddenly humble. "There are so many'things to say to you, Nan," he said gravely and saw her eyes drop at the quality of his tone. Ezra noted It too likely, and moved softly away. But Young did not follow through. "To night, though, there's only one thing for us to think about, to work and hope and pray for: that Is to reach the end of this trail we're on After that . . ." She looked up almost timidly and gave him her hands. He stooped on quick Impulse, and pressed them to his lips. Then he went hastily out. With Tip at his heels he disappeared In the night, taking the road he had traveled thrice yesterday, once on font and twice In Ezra's car; the road where he had seen bees working In wild bloom. An early northern dawn was already dimming the stars when he readied the place. He was drenched to the hips with the dew that clung to the grasses. He spread his one blanket and, ritle against his side, Tip's warm body for a,pillow, slouch hat over liis eyes, snuggled down for what sleep lie might hnve. A vireo was already singing, but he dropped olT and )t was the sun on his cheek two hours later which wakemxl him. Fireweed grew all about, rank and tall, with its light magenta blossoms drooping and a-glisten with dew; drops of dew thai gleamed like jewels in the slanting sunlight. The sky was cloudless, the morning very still and he muttered a word of thanks for that. A fire of dry cedar twigs which threw little smoke made his breakfast tea and broiled his bacon. As lie ate he watched the flowers begin to nod gracefully under the slightest of breezes, saw the dew disappearing from them, saw the petals spreading wide. As soon as lie had f.'nten lie took the cracker box from his sack and cut a hole an inch square in the cover. He smoked his pipe thereafter and waited, listening, looking, the dog- sitting before him with a puzzled expression, stirring now and again and whining lowly and licking liis chops and gaping. After all that had happened yesterday and last night, Tip appeared to be thinking, this was a devil of a way to start the morning! "Ha! . . . Here we are.'" Young was on his feet, then, bending over a blossom that sagged slightly under the weight of a bee. Busily the striped insect explored that flower and crawled to another and still a third and finally, locating what he wanted, squeezed his head and fore parts Into the petal- fringed nectar cup, "Shove 'em. old feller!" Kerry chuckled as the hind legs braced and the bee twisted and strained mightily to get nearer the precious product of the bloom. "If a bee can grunt, Tip, he's grunting! Look at him work!" He shook the bottle of diluted honey and poured some carefully inside his box. Then, holding th'p open receptacle beneath the working bee, he struck the spike smartly, knocking him free, down into the box, and clapped the cover In place. With his hat, he covered the top and waited, squatting, while the bee buzzed within, bumping sides and At his word Tip sneezed Young laughed heartily. "He's taking the bacon home, chum I He gave the box all those swings so he'll know where to como for more of what he found. Oh, yes, he'll be back. He'll fight wind and distance and anything but rain or cold to get here so long's there's a drop left. And he'll tell his buddies about It, too!" 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Y. 35c & 60e bottle* The Original Milk ot Magnesia Wafv» "Well, Young Made a Get-Away." She Looked Up Almost Timidly and Gave Him Her Hands. he needed; a small, fiber cracker box, a tumbler, a Jar of strained honey. "Get me a quart bottle, please, Nan. Fill It two-thirds of honey and finish with water; warm, If you've got It. I'll need a pack sack and some stuff from the shanty." He was back in a moment, sack on his shoulder, rifle In his hand and quickly stowed away the other articles. "Ezra, we've got to keep Brldger as far In the dark as we hope we can Keep West. We didn't dare trust Nat with the bullet Identification; no more can we on the finger prints. You'll find Jim Hinklehome by the middle of the forenoon, anyhow. My suggestion is that you write a telegram and send him out and top and bottom, angered and frightened at this strange, dark Imprisonment. . . . The buzzing was constant for an Interval; then Mopped . . . began again; halted . . . hesitated and was still. "Found it!" he chuckled. "Just like we found good old Nat's car last night!" He took up the tumbler, removed his hat from the box and slid the Inverted glass over the small opening in the top. Then he sat down to wait. "Hi! Ail loaded up, eh?" The bee had appeared In the glass, crawling about the Interior intently, seeking escape. Carefully, Young tipped the tumbler to Its side; the Insect continued Its Investigation for a moment and then, finding the way to freedom, poised an Instant on the rim and took hasty wing. As the bee launched itself, Kerry stood erect and tense, eyes on the swiftly moving dot against the pale sky. Out it went in a great circle, and back again, skimming over the box. Wider it circled, and higher; again and again It swooped above its newly discovered source of treasure, widening the circle each time, and Young's body moved as he followed the course. . . Then, with a final swoop, the bee straightened out, bearing a bit east of north, and disappeared behind a hemlock stub. There!" he said, and looked, down at the bewildered dog. "That's the way It works, Tip, and that's our job for the Sabbath 1" ' stuff so as not to fall and invite temporary disaster, made his way to the foot of the stub where the first bee, homeward bound, had disappeared. Reaching there, he placed the box on a stump, removed his hat, slid the upended tumbler over the hole and squatted, Almost immediately, b'ees appeared Inside the glass. He let three show before liberating them and then, with bated breath, followed their circling until they had straightened out and marked a poplar tree, five rods away, as the last certain point on their course. "Not so good, Tip," he muttered. "Took that first feller a half hour to go and come. Maybe It's a big tree; If so, he may have a lot of crawling around to do to get rid of his cargo. But, even so, It's u long ways off. They'll do a mile In five minutes In country and weather like this. . . . Timber's not so far from here; they won't fly so fust in there as they will In this burning. And we won't be able to see so far, either. . , . "Well, it's like leap-frog. Come on, chum, let's drag the duffle up!" Again nearly a half hour passed but tills time the first contingent brought more helpers, and when he moved the box forward to the base of the poplar tree, a handful of bees were trapped there and, when the last had gone, he replenished the supply of honey which served as bait from lii.s bottle. That was a few minutes after eight, just at the time when Nat Bridger, drawn and gray, of face, hammered loudly on Tod West's door. West answered sleepily from above, and after a short Interval appeared. His greeting, which began with something of his old geniality, petered out to a crisp; "What the devil's up?" "Enough 1 I been tryin' to get you for three hours by "phone but either you slept like hell or—" "What's up, I asked you?"—Jaw quivering. "Well, Young made a get-away. Must 've had help from outside, looks like. He's gone!" For a moment the room was silent and then came a hollow rattle: Tod West's teeth clicking as a spasm of fear shook his great frame. "You poor sap!" he rasped. "You poor, simple , . ." Bridger protested and West stormed and explanations, exctfses, regrets mingled with condemnations. "I've done all I can. I've notified every sheriff for two hundred miles. He went east. Took my car and drove a tire flat 'nd left it. Chances are, though, he's to hellangone!" 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