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; From t'-eRcTicw.
JACK LONG; - ;
! ; OBj mca-LXY D VENGEANCE,
r. -'j Cont'nued.yt b
! From this limo poor, Jack was m hot "wa
ter. Shortly after a horse was stolen from a
ilch' and powerful Planter in the neighbor
hood of the town. " The animal was a fine
oc?ond the' Planter was, greatly enmged ai
tlti loss; for ho was 'one cf those who paiJ
"Iblack mail" to the Regulators for protec
lipnrom all such annoyances, immunity from
depredtions.no't only by. themselves, but
frokr other quarters. Ho now called upon
t' -rn to hunt , dowD-, the thief, as they- were
'bound under tho contract to do, and return
the horse. Hinch collected his bund with
great parade, and proceeded to follow the trail,
which was readily discoverable near the Plan-t-rVMrH,
kate in the evening he return.
. ITirrornwat afier tracing it with
Vcat circuity iLrouJi many devious wind.
.JStt;---al'y '"'coded ijvilc pursuit, he
:-d u ! :t been led directly to the near vt-
'cinitv cf Jact Long's twt. f This created
i.:u;h t rise, fir no one d suspected,' Jack
cf tii ! TNHtiyi , and his vHlalns
1 fartaJ.wW? al circumstances
C ' ' '"uJ,iQnmate h"V "Cr.making
t things as itatorious as prtsaV.fe'l attract-
Z a fjreat a degree of public curios'. as he
cjuIJ lathe farther investigation, whicl
professed to 1 3 carrying on for tho purpoeof
tiling tho hunter's guilt beyond m' doubt, the
I.rc .wu3 ur.npcctcdly founJ 't?d with a W.
rhtf ta a tree in a denso boiwm 'near Jack's.
This seemed to scttla the ? question of his Crimi.
-nafjty, and therasa general outcry raised
arc r, ! Mm on til wdes. For tliou-'h the ma
jorhy cf tho:3 most-clamorous rigainst him
were J. jrE3.thevcs themselves, yet, accord.
to t!.3 doctrine cf 11 honor among thieves,1'
.!J be no greater or more unpardon-
3 rr.iily comrritted than to steal among
I ... ',' lie must be warned to quit the
V . "'..".try,".'wss in the mouth of every body,
' 1 'i was versed. Jack with-great sim.
;ty gve them to understand that he was
: rcvJy to ga :!.it when he was, ha thou!J
' ;:t 13 Lis-rc Lut tHarif his convenience
s ... . ... .. jr j . , ,.. 1 ...
i .J theirs oU na.ip'en to agree, they
j.. hi t..ahc tho i .t cf it. ThU Lft t.j ul.
I ... j l-tfjrc. ; c.::J r.:; rji:J!vi
t3t-hc l! 2 r:r?r.-l rcrcr:i
l.hr.:;lf cf a cch
-1 t Utho
h yet, ti j;.;:iry the cstrc
tcnJ-J f J.hing I '.i
:r-r t quitd ri;-, :
!i : ! excitcrr.c: t r
j -ay, conqucrh j
'' ' ir ir "trt
hh all 1!
t even en
rr : t "' ; r- i v. -n-
i '13 row begin cccur in v-rii:3 pirts
:.".3 region 'arc..! At qu!:!; intervals,
.h'.j horses a:.J :.-.lc.s were found tho.
J close to the c' lings of the Planters,
t seemed without the slightest provocation
. jch unheard if cruelty, but merely in
- revcrjs for c .13 fancied injury. Tho
r on got out t'.at all these animals r.i:;'.t
v.-:rved to bcLng to tlioe persons who
'l.jm-'- K'-st active in d:r.-un
J.-;lc Long. Then was noticed the
. j f-ct that all cf them were shot thrci-jh
c . t This was ct orxe csccciatcd wi:!
U...-.II; cf J. r-d hi3 odd hat ia firir
ough a bullet hole, at the shooting match,
is seer.-.: 1 to Lgnate him certainly as the
'.ij tv.":i ; -J cj r:.!..vj after ar.iml con
:J ta f !!, every cr.e of them slain in the
5 wry; r. perfect blaze of indignation
lent! sides. Tho whob country
x J,.c;:J the excitement became. uni.
-ind inter.:3. In the. estimation of eve-"y,-
hacisg, drawing and quarteringi
, lynch'rg, any thing was too good for
- easier." "All this was most indystri
j :cr.cj by Hinch and his myrmidons,
;s had reached tho proper cr: j;s
- unty meeting was got up, at whir.h
A Planters presided, and resolutions
J thct Jack Long, as a bsd ch!zcn,
,:ch"d and driven frcm theccunty
Hinch, cf course, dictated. rc
!il3 was to have the pleasure cf
' cfTcet. In the mean tirr.3 Jacl:
loiself very little trouble about
-of him. He had kept himself
;,-t from everybody that 11 j: was
"." -rct ignorance of what wb go-
1 3 cr fell before h'13 unerring ri.
flair. ' , m
,;nujvvcr. ins ocar
rendered up his shaggy coat, ihepan:!;er Lhi
tawrjey hide in a3 frequent trophies to the
unique skill of the Hunter. ' -"- -
4' Ope evening he had returned laden down
Z3' ujual with the sncib to L:3 I.-.:. It was a
snu-little lodgein the wilderness, that home
of Jack's. Itstood beneath the fihade of an
island , grov, on a hill side, overlooking a
thicket wfyfcb bordered a small stream. No
lrelliedvines ran orcr it;' bor garden flowers
nodded7 with gaudy crests about it. - But the
gray?silver moss hung its matchless drapery
;n J5Dg fringes from the o!d;wide.armed oak
"ind that mild but most pervading odor
""""""" skilful to steal from the
- - The pnent fecate wild Cow.
ers fl't;d ti.e ; . -itntwnhere around. These
vcr( the pcrru.'snJ'thc sights the coy ex
acting jtaste of a bold rover of the solitudes
must have. The fresh face of nature and her
breathing, sweet as childhood's, could alone
satisfy the senses and the soul cf cne grown
thus ' In lovo with the freedom of th? wilder,
ness, - Tho round; happy face cf- hi3 wife
greeted him with smiles from the door C3 he
approached, .while his little boy and girl, nut
brown and ruddy, strove with emulous short
itcpu pattering over tho thick grass, to m;et
him firjt, and clinging to his fingers, prcttLJ!
and shouted to tell their mother of his com.
ingV lie entered, and the previous, rifle was
carefully deposited on the accostcrr.ed hocks',
of buck's horns nailed against .ho wall. - TI.3
smofking meal her tidy care had prepared was
disjiljlchcd, and the hunting.adventurc3 cf the
day told over. Then he threw hirr.eilf v. lili
his great length along the bufTalo rob3 cn tho
floor, to rest and have a romp with the chil
dren. j While they we're climh!:.j ccrhhi
large : body,1 and scrambling in rijlcus jjy
about him, his wife spoke for some water for
her domestic a flairs. ' It .was hard for the
children to give up their fro!b, b-t "lolly's
wish' was a' strong law , with Jack. . Bound
ing up, he seized a vessel and started fcr the
titrcs'm the lilt'.j c::es pu:;rg wWSJ.; cj
theyrlooked cficr hip frcm th': S r. T!
gmst Jack's religion to step cuts!.! i!. C :r
WJyu l.i. cim . tjj ,hjs tjme J0Jy wa3 jn a
hurry for tho Wmr, there was no "time to eet
the gun, and it uns Ut u then .ay to the
stream. Ho eprung gaily u'ong t'..3 r.riv.
path down the hill and reached the brink.
The water had boen dipped up and ho was re
turning, at a rapid pace through thy thicket,
when where it was very high and bordered
clost) upon the path,' he suddenly felt some,
thin tap him on cash shoulder, and lis pro.
grcj impeded trar.ely. ' At thj izv.iz i
stant a number cf men rushed frcm arr,h-.
on each side cf him, several cf lh::.i Lo!J.':. ;
the end cf th-j stout raw.hhb b.:o, v. hLh h. "j
been thrown over him. lie ineptly jr:t frth
all his tremendous strength in a convulsive
efTjrt to get free; end so povcrf-l wcj I'.s
f:T.r.;3 ihr.t 1.3 vl-JjI.-.vs z"zz?J .1, L : f ,
t!.3 j-.:rc ikill v,i;h which t!.3 hs:o hr L -1
c . 2 r c
.j cLr ; to t!.3 reJ j :
thj Js cf Hi:.::.
1 v.hh him! Dr:- !.!
thr.t hateful seund a srrerr.atural activity p ;.
. . .:J hh.i, LrJ i.rhhh.j . a quick sprirj
t' . -' :Ji l.7 t' - , ' 1 r ' - - ' '
!" ' 1.3 h-J c!;r.r:t curcr: 1 in rrcch;- '
h:j cvn door, when a heavy b!jv frcm lehicd
Li!ed him. Tho last objcct3 which met his
eye 1:3 s'j::!; do-.vn ireer :!1 were the tcr.
ror.ilrickca and agonized ficcs cf his vifj
ar.J tv;o children looking ct upon him.
When hi aveko to cor.c;:.r:r.r:3, it .zz to
find himself t;carly stripped an;l lashed to th3
oak uhich:' spread above his hut. Hinch,
W ilk a look cf devclich exultation, stood L.'sro
him, his v.ifj wailirg v. r'lecuj brr.c::.a.
tions, clung about the monster's knees tho
children, endeavoring to Mb their bees ia
her tlr: sercuir.ed in effriht, whi!3 cu!:: ' 2
the r;rcvT eight or nir.3 r:n witli "ur.si:i their
hanJj s'ood in a circle. Ti.:.t w-s a barful
av.'ikc:.:: g to Juek L. j, L..1 . , f 3 c.
tirtji! UU eye !".': ii t
th3ccr.2. II: 1 cr.cmy rir:
with vo!r..!i tnbn-pk, the "r
long heavy bh cf hr.:'.'. ! re-
nana. tie saw ir.o cruie spurn r.er tic;
from him with his foot, until she pitched hcav
ily against the wretches artund ; and he heard
them shout with laughter. A sharp tbctrb
agonyj like tho riving of an oak, shivered
along hhs nerves, passed out at his fingers and
hi3foet,ond left him rigid as marble. The
murderous thong fell upon his white skin,
whelking it in blue ridges, while the dull bbek
drops tpoutcd and rolled ciTto th.3 ground.
But he regarded it no more than did the cak
above him, which swayed its moss-wreathed
arms and shook its green baves, c.3 cn any
other day, in tho wind ; and v. hen his v.ib cs
every harsh slashing sound LI1 upon her car,
would shriek " mercy !" then shudder ; " Oh!
r..zy ! v.hat has he donol" while she cover
ed her eye 3 v.iih her hands, and cowered
with her head cn the ground, he seemed no
mere to hear her than did the dead block ca
tv3 lbtb cf his deer. The maa seemed to be
dcrr.J, oil except his eyes, and though Hinch,
roused to frantic wrath by his unmoved air,
rose on tiptoo and svung the lash" with redou
bled fury, howling blasphemies at each blow,
I'-JpK r."'' jT. I" ;;::";:""; j '
yet tIiDS2 eye:: . . jly , v.ii!i a cold tizrzh,
glanced around i:.t e - bees cf the men.
That regard wes ch-J. 1 and keen, as if the
faintest linear:..:.: . h.tended to be remem
bered in hell ! Th i 1 an's look was positively
awful, and it dwell fixedly upon one after an
other with an icy light that shot freezing an
usdef ncd sense of fear into their sou!s, beast,
alized n they were. The villians could not
stand it, and began to shrink and shuflle be.
hind cc.!. c.her to avoid it, but it was too
lajte! Ib Lad them all! Ten men! They
were re-g.k Urtd! 41 Kill him ! Kill him ! He's
dangerous!" panted Hinch, as he labored yet
more furiously with. the lash. We will drop
aj curtain, over this scene.' It is enough to
siy that they left him for dead, lying in his
L!- J, his wife swooning on the ground with
tho ch'hlrcn Weeping plaintively over her and
silence and darkness fell around the desolate
group, as the sun went down which had risen
irj smiles upon ths innocent happier cf that
simple family. ..-,-
j Nothing -more was seen or heard cf Jack
Long. His hut was deserted and his family
disappeared, nor did any know or care v.hat
had become of them. For a little while there
were various rumors, but tho whole affair was
ccca brgcltca arr.'bt th.3 frequent occur.
r;nee cf similar scenes. '
; It Vi z. o ukcLil fcur months ict thcc3 cccur
rences, thut .hi a fibnd I v.'C3 tra;c:.g
Wcctcra Te::r.:. Ve v.cro t:lh c:::.b"3 to
familiarize c-rrlvca with ths tepegraphy cf
the country, and to ccmhine, es much r.3 p es
sibb, amu.enr:e: t with c::r rc:::.r:h :z i'" i'
riaturol history. Aleut c-ual'y zzz. br
scie: 2j and tha sports," we i.;:-3 it
ca ;achii:g any dLtrbi
much lor either, to rr.aue sen.3 excuse lor
stopping. - The modes of chase,'" and the ani
L...3 principally abounding in ;the tlhbrent
cou:.;..;, wrbd greatly, and were determined
by tho characteristics cf the surbes, the pre
dominance cf prairie cr thaler, .hh the scar
city or cLunsansj ct . s ; cr
feund to bo the ""3 in Z.:
T U r, J
; ci ii-
.V-,. (it f.,.f, 1
v-i-.h br-T L-.'..3 c;f.:
wcrcdjttcJr.: 1:': :
over the broad ground-work cf r.ov v 1
ting, now level prairie. Here wa3 diversity
1 . .. 'cieril to suit the nature of all
1..3 ccr.;.....-, . .. r cf .: -r: vcd, or
plain; end, eeecrJ;ng!y, i.i .:.:.:,-..
s!:-rt d"..anc3 wj ch:rv. 1 ; rh
so many ch. a rent
country seemed to ho a true r arachse cf hu.:
ts: Tha pre.,. st cfr-roort, ia bl i.s
r -'Ses, pi
-1 teo ettras
br cur 1
l..o in I
- r.. r ) t
" n t- ' ' " ; - -
i.l t I. ... . tJ A V. ...
I :j r stive c: :nty
. :kca .h.i hhn
.T r" u f r , l
: ! br'hi.a n ;j
k-s 1 hio .hsre
t :r, J i;.ik'.
; ! C- '! !!;-.
1 r ( ! m
... . U.i.-I S-..-.J1 l.ja.
t - - - ' -
t:-, n-re:?, cn ; all tha ci cc':ra insuring
csr c:byr.::nt t ; the fullest extent cf every
.::..::-..! ' . ;.try chbrbJ. Wc were
soca eclus! c.n.l entirely ah:orbedia a daily
rcunJ cf exciting ch-.se. O.a day ssveral
cf the neighbors .sre iravb e J t j.ia.u;, nr.'J
all cf cur f.rcs; were mustered for a grand,
" Dssr Drive." In this epert dogs arc L-sd,
unJer tl o charge cf tha driver,' c.3 he
ia ca'.!. J, th. j aro taken into the v0aJ3 for
the purpose cf reusing and driving out the
user, who have a habit r.lways passing cut
frcm cne line of timber toanctLer ut or near
the samo spct, end these places are cither
known to the hunters from exporter eo :.Jj-
L:rvatioa cf tke r.ature cf llie g j..-. At
these " crossing places" the "C'.arb . ' are
stationed with their rifb3 lo watch ir tha
c:.::ing cut cf the t!:.r, v. ha are j.k-1 cj tby
ly. O.: ge::!.'j to lb greerJ
divbbd into f.va "-rt::e, c:eh fl;i:k! the
, fa? 1
c t p- c 'c' a hna cf timber, ever a mile
" rostrate J ii
the spert was
use u"!!y g"aJ, till, wear:: v.ith slaughter,
we returned ia the aftsrnss:: ts-..ardthe Plant
er's has:?, ta j :r;ahe cf a lata dinner cf game
v. ith him before the party should separate. ' It
was near sua-do'.va whea we dismounted.
Coca cr'sr wo wsro seated, it was cnr.su need
that dinner war reas'y. Wc r.ev discovered
tho absence cf :..y f.l r.J, Ibnry,'ahJ cne cf
every cne thev' '. : : ' I L 3 th : : J!:eet
ly, and cur cpp::!.e3 l.lr.ted pretty strongly,
l!.st i: :z M be a.',y l .s:.teev3 cf ue to
leave Ik. 'br.rrr cf cur 1' ta spell by
waiting. Wc sat down, ani were doing ca
doubted justice to the fare there is to appe
tizer like lh3hea;bsgc:..h::..em cfth achate,
out where the v :"-rne:3-wind3 blor? ' upea
you when Hen
v. ho was an impulsive,
ve;u.3 seui.c j tt...:': mtoii.e rce.a. v.;;h
samethirg cf unusual f! :rr3' in h:3 manr. ,r, I s
ginning to talk by tho time h.3 gat his head in
to the deer
1 siy, C-:ire! what sart cf a country 13
this cf yours! Catamounts, Ibfbb', Horn.
ed-Frogs, Centipedes, cr.e T:;s' !J !l :-'
strange cre-:-.v r-vghfor a single country ;
but, by George! rr: at - something to-day
which lays them all in the shads.
- What was it 1 j What was it like I
Without noticing these questions, he con
tinued addressing our Host in the same ct
cited tone f Have you no cages for mad
mco? do joa let, them rua wild through tha
woods with rifle jn hand? or does your con
founded Texas breed ghosts amongst other
curious creatures !' -'
"Not that I know of,' 6aid the Squire,
smilingly interposing, as the fellow slopped
to catch his breath, "but you look flurried
enough to have seen a " ghost. What's hap.
peced IM " Yes, what is : iV " Out. with
it! "Have yoa seen the oid- Harry T
Such exclamations as this, accompanied by
laughter, ran' round the table, while ifenry
drewa long breath, wiped his forehead, and
threw himself into a chair... Ojr. cuiiosity
Iras irresistably excited and as ' Henry ccm.
msnced, the whole c panyleant forward
c:-r:rly. - . . ' . ; ' : '
U ; . . 'rrrupt me I will 'tell you
the v. c-ccurred. '
" No no; - " ' - ,
. Ycj kr. .1 we partcJ, that Cloner
and ray; -If . 'a the right Hank cf llie
timber. Cl ; to take me to tny stand
and then pa -3 cn n his own, some miles furth
cr . He accordingly kit
r 3, -v.,y,b
it - -.
n him since. ' By the
aot here,' he ex--ound
..3 replied, in rath-
'.Vell, I was pretty
.!':." l:bre I heard
th j i." . '-r-r-.f3 t;,3
bloc J, c b
mo:r.::".h : . . . .
I nrc-d. Ib : ' ; ' : ' ' "
the s!:ct, :r.!i.,,h ' i '
ib:yh:t,....j..... . . .
b-.::::; l.:s. A.. ; . -1 ' f y 1; ; " ,
: - 1 "" ' . 1 - ..-fa. : : ....t.sr '.r ta 1. ;.trj
1 i : . . 1 : ' a rr, J the 1- : sea W.LcL...! t.:i . . 1; . r..!f
' ' ' . -f IIV-:r;-t:- t. r:
two bushes. I haJ c laths. t . . j 1 tramp cf a V.'atch:.: .: . Ii'-I--. u' z
1 t :- vrtry far in any or.a clruetioo, bt Lwahb,. . . . J . t preashir j. C'Jt : . :--.s; ii:.
: ' ' b plicc Tho Squire rc . " r b..:t c , "a Trav':i : :,r
v.! : i I ' ,' . : t' a r?m was c-" ivsly still. Ie . b'? w3' 1 '-Ti t- -1 sth.
rg;n trail, v.Lb!f 1' ' 1
it h.lJ j r....h.J to' I:J to
ti: .." :r, yet went to she .r that I c
3 in par-
very br from co:r.o habitation. I -3 foil
ing it through a high, tanglid t!::sk.t which
clse ca either LatJ ; an j
t t! 1
.-'re: '.res 1: :- -grcunJ
to l?ovct th'; trshc -.hea
tha vblent :-hyi;:g cf t.v 1...
isj is! j i..y eyes and by Ib ...
cn; : !i to have '.static Jed' a i
Cr. -;ocna. Just before me -on tl
. hli cr.e bet advanced) as if it had r
t!.e net c! stepping acroc3 the read, ; .! e
tall, ghastly, skelejon-jikc figure, drc 1 ia
skir.3 v.it'i the hair cut a confound.. '
bsard and such eyes! It is impos.!' ' : .
Lr.-g'r.a them. .TheydidV.t reeve r '1 hi
the shaggy, hollow sockets, more thin if
lb were frozen in them; and the p thst
st:;ai::ed cut from them was so still cr. ".
ing! It startled .my nerves so strar:"el T that
I corns near dropping my gun, though L. ..as
just swinging a losg ihb down to ih ' ,J,
bearing 0:1 me. "Why did't you f" :?"
Ay ! why didnt I ? I did not think c . 1 r.
ibbnce, but of those eyes. The r i.l j
suspended but they, continued fairly to
upon my features till I conceived I cot'1 I
tl a ice-spoi3 curdle! beneath my skin .
crept sle-ly along leach linear.:: :;:.
ii, I caught my:e!f bhuddarir.g it
ghastly! After regarding me i".
a'erutlcnsr.eead'pl.j ' -
t' a rhle wesslowly thre-,n ' '
dr, arb . ith un impel! :
grimly beard with ils I ::. , .... .
gb i-tri Jo which cam !!':-... : tl arc.J,
he plunged into the b.h.s '..l.l. set a word.
I started in vexation at my stupidity and
shouted. He did r-.i turn h!a hesJ. I ,zs
now enraged, an-! ;::rrsJ ray her- 2 into t' 3
thicket after him 33 bras we ceu!J penetrate,
but lost sght cf h'.:i i : a rr:- ; '.. i bit 1.3
if I La I - a the II a t :s:h, r.J ac
tually wsnt bask ti v here he steel to s;o if
he had Lit any tr:ka 1 .I.Is.b1 bvsry body
ch-ev a!;.-j bsath. "I '..arrant ycu found
cm clove a
, 1" fa-M '
cne." DUV.t yea smell
v. hit I
a very Leg mjceah.sd track, cr I should
have beca convinced that I lad seen seme
thing supernatural. - I think he rt Le seme
mar-be .ib man." Ib e s.trange ar.i
mal any Low." " Singular a.7.:r," .s : huz
z:d around the table. 1 " Hear me cat !" said
Henry. " After this incident I c ued to
follow tha cb-visuj ..:.-.'!: js c." thlj read,
which t-: me I to t . ; a t : - .1 c - 'k cf th3 Car
dlr.al p .!r.'. ; hi the h; "I :.,ypallcnce was
p.:. at , " , it vC3 net until after
s ..a" lly ) : i me cat into a prairie,
th- ; -:a cf which I thought I recognized.
1 ets.;, - ' I baked arcua.l for the purpas3 cf
- ...... .... ,.,
saiLfyirg myself, when ' a I., r 3
bunst frcm the thicket behind : . , c r.Jwent
tearing oil over l!;e plain wi:h csry indba.
tioa of execs hj flight, saortbg f-rbu.b,
his head lurneJ 1 ck, cr.i stirrups flying in
the air." What sart cf aheres V Yhat
color was hoi" scveial Irske in with breath
bs3 impatience He v. a 3 teo far Isr t:e t j
tell in the dusk more than ha was a da ik
horse say about the color cf mine." 11 C:o
ncr's horsa was ja dark brova!" icnr.3 cne
said ia n bw voice, whib t!.3 party moved
uneasily ia thcirj scats cad looked at each
other. ! - .
There was a pu:e. Tl:3 Cyaire got up
and walked with fb'g:!y manner , tovard th.3
window lo loh out, an J turning v.hh a r ri
ous bec toward Henry, remarked, " Thb b
a very curious story of yours, and if I did net
know yoa too well, I would suspect you were
quizzing. Did yea hear a gua after you part,
ed withthb brcshbc fellow yea describe!"
'I thought I di j cne?, t . t'
tant,that I was too uccsi.-hi i:: l-bj
a gun to risk 'getting lost again ia going to II"
"Was it about a quarter of an hour by sea'
(that is before sun-down) interrupted the Dri
vcr. " Ycsk " Wc!!, 1 1 rd z : 1 : :t
that time ca ycuibb, butt' :e j' :
somscf yours-"! " It may L:, i'.'.z i. :J...aa,
or whatever he is, l::scb: sr in hh.i," c:::.
tinued the psira. "I can err '-in cl est the
winding of that read .h!:!i p !:J yea S3.
Itis a road I had cut to a :.s...br cf heard-
trees wo had ri. eJ ca t'. T.. ; a
scaitcred about a good 1,1 t f tl . .
far from any given p.:ca hire yea .c.!J
strike the road, fo th-t yea were r.3 grs..:
distanced any ti :a from where th!; rr.setbg
occurred. We must turn cut end lock rp th!3
creature, boys." " I expects J to find t!.3
horse here he , - t'..:3 clreetiea,"
' r;:re, " C:o.
I.h car treat. I kro.;
. '. : ."o ! .!....
:btu3 hna-. that hli
Ith the rcir.3 ca its neck
all rcs3 involuntarily at
"1 blank white faces, lock.
yc3. " Tho madman!"
. 1 ,;.t b .1 f,.j
' fa l - 1
'ad ghost," aid
d several, " tb-
sent 0. ; ly
heive 13 ki-n
this, and stss.l
ing into c:.sh c
said ce h
cf " I
ar.sth.r. " Yes
I t.llf : J..!,
ever tlnce vca C,
r L... j . ca tl. ; ;
a:. - ' Ib y : r. k: v.I'li y.. ! .ad cb
ihsu-'.ltl.'tvea wsrehe.br thire are r-
1 .1 pb..tj cf g.nsrul r. bb:., s;h
t! ilerg leak he tee': rt y:-rf , !
ercd the mi:tshe, end, after I:a;;s ; ;
passJ over to the Lft a.. I L.ib,
ing, end Lsj 1.. t kka. Ib :: r
Regulators thougli, and Ilir.eh uz vr; ' '
hound. I k!ia?l send for him to La! .
morning with the boys, and lhy -lit
up, if ho 13 tho devil ia earnest, c : I 1
freance before sua-dowa to-merro..'."
;d tl;3 most rc:
cf theiuexplicablo features cf the" z r"
aa it wa3 too dark lo think cf aee:
any thing to-ni0kt, wc Lad to cs....
: !.;e witlia l d ;!::p prepare'. by
t'sa ca the is.srro.v.
Ce-cn aher day.hreak
wero awaken: d
, , j t.. a c s un i ci I.; ....... j ; .. :
s! e Leue. 1 bit ere l' tl'br"'LaT"
i "arty, and ca bckir cut cf the wir.de V c 1.
1 . , 1 . 1 1 1 t t
them dismounted anJ '-rou-ed about tl. 1 - ard.
I recognized the vcic3 cT cur heal ia :' rp,
decisive altercation, under cur winJcv,
seme cne, whoso harsh, evades:! "g t,:..j
convinced me that it must be Hi:
nxiously, and heard him svseirbg i.a
round terms that Henry's story wa3 all gam.
rnea, ca " eld woman's tab-," ihb L3 ckhb
believe a word cf it ; but if Ctoner was me.;
dered, Henry was the man who did it. I
could only distinguish that the PI inter's tone
was ac-rv and decide J, when thev reeved . .
out of hearing. How he managed tof sbt
him, I cannot conjecture, (Henry brtunate
!y heard nothing cf it,) but when we job - J
them, Hinch greeted U3 with a gru.T -riV '
civility. He was a thick-set, broad-thca' b r
ed, ruibacly-bsking fellow, wearing the- t .1.
pahb marks cf the dslauehee ia Lis b
persea and red features.
We were soon urber way. A rbb cf near
!y half the day thrc-gh tha sec cf ys.t.r
day's adventure elicited nath'rg, and we v. ere
all.getting impatient, when fortunately . Ib 3.
ry's search , l r. b ;.:. .1 at r.ay c a rr - - . e
r'nz'.'. a :i '.""a "ec:fl ia ' . '
place where 1 a h . I! witnasaad the curia-. ;
paritiea ci t.. even!.-; k..',r. f. , c" : . .
crr.mat: -n t ; r .
cevereJ, cr ! ..! k
latcrs traced them far s
ly, ia .3tt.:i; h.b, a
f "It ef-j. -cf
tera J3 r-?-a ty ihj
- tracksv. ere dl.
ralmile, illi, final,
j tke thick.:-, vj
: a vhD !MU.i
. :ke?, r- ' ?f
which, v.hh L-sear:3andrs...r.3,v.erehar:
bg crcurJ the ; bee. The I sr.. ; ! . j I
risked so ch. t it wc-!J havj . a c-t
cf tke r :aat!:.a ti ! ta i br.thy tha-ra, I :
brtlaf :ti!.-t:;: ' - ; :. sr,' -.hbl.
ckeervcJ that th:;e .; : a rs. . ! f.
a 4. .....w.jjia 1..3 L-:. il
r;z3 tea ls; !. .:'. r a c t r : . e r '.. .
crarr.htat.be. Y.ke ".'.!.:::!: i t' ' : t 1
taks them heme Id Lb f rr.'bkut bbrj . e
l.. J . ., fa t , .y ; 1 J . ... i
t:-::b I c . :ry cne. It v r : 2 :t r '
of a rbi ,brr. Nov there was
hore3 ia Ckslly ce:: :y tkat were r!
r .... '
v.::er2 r.a sten::, :
a wc re l;. . s
certainly tkare .-J t:et al.er.eia c:rr"
panytkat had tkrr.i cn. Tl.i mu:i Lai'
herse. cf the mu:d.rer! Cf cour.e Ib
a cf :
brutea. Tby behaved that this irr.:I cs. ' 1
Lac.!! bib.. J,crJ bits. ,era,b tl
ih--Ids. sac ..ei'pea i:.:e r ' '.
sat cfTwith great c ':r V"?", ir --'.'
her-3 till nearly r.'gkt, v.k-r., b. . ' - " .
tk-:r ingenuity, tl .yh.: it, a. : :..
c-.r-p:J r.sartki ;'se t"! : :: ' : ; I.
c sis, -eu!J r.evcr fir 1 it." TI v
up ia c
r '1 t'tr v'A l' 3 t -
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i fa r t ; ,
Vf'&tch: a 1 1 I t
1 1, j tl. . , .
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i!.- -rn 1 " , Li
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-a " c!J sel :!' IV"'yt r
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err. ' t to tiko . . .
' : 'I ' 1 to
I, J .!:r t' Ik .ts U.
V ficra s.rr.e i'r!, j
tc'..::a; ; L: ;.:; ! fr
into I'raLco will conl-ia i '
but. !.!i ccrtaia :;.trb:I
be-a ' -II heir. ortaJ ia
kl ;C srierab'.:',t! either
t h .. , Lea; ;rtsd into a:
i: k "Ira- - 'ns, 13 to I
C-ptaiaargter, c-.. I
r au!t r-ea Iba. Z J . O.
b3a free J.
cf c , '
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I: a a cf- ey :