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F Chapter 25
, huuh and Vince Bonna I
atrnllo4 iIvv.m .1. . i- . i i
1 strolled atone the beach the
young naval officer found. hinwejf
uuaoie to ipfRet the pitiful sob
racked Dtcrurfe of Stoiifl ttoverdiiY
von Proski as she confessed ner
pan in the mysterious occur
rences at Kalanii. Granted the
woman was selfish and weak, still
ner love for her lost child seemed
"Look Vince. a' starfish!"
Hugh's urgent tugging at: his
sieeve Drought him back to real
ity. He watched the odd little
man carry tne Pinn encrusted
creature to the water's edae and
saw that he was collecting, the
i'nv craDs mat nid beneath each
"What are you going to do with
those'.'" he said curiously.
"Use them lor bait. Lin Gook
and 1 are grunt: fishing soon."
His nuppmess was 'infectious
"You like it here, eh Hugh?"
"Yes, 1 do," Hugh said seriously.
"Though there aren't as many
strange fish as in the Islands
When we left Honolulu Luki was
teaching me to go spearfishing.
All the natives know how. Here
you only do it for salmon."
"Perhaps you'll stay on here for
Hugh sighed. "1 don't know
what will become of me now that
Souhie and Simeon are dead."
V'ince's mind was whirling
"Tjiey told you about Sophie?"
"No. I just knew somehow. She
Is dead, isn't she. Vince?"
"Yes." the naval officer said
gently. "Sophie's gone. Hugh."
I hey re dead. Hugh said lu
gubriously, "just like that old fel
low there. He picked up a desi
cated crab shell and hurled it out
imo ine water. wnen vou re
dead nothing matters." he ex
plained. Vince didn't reply. There had
toen something in Hugh's voice
as matter-of-fact arid casual as if
he'd been talking about a piece ot
wood or a broken toy a thine
no longer of use Tid therefore no
lpnper of interest.
As thev neared Kalanii a mirlpv
short man came down the wooden
j steps to meet them. His genial I
KALANH's spacious freezing
unit was a long room lined
with menacing meat hooks and
Spartan-white enamel lockers,
(seated beneath the pantry it
was reached by narrow steps be
neath the service stairs to the
As Vince and Julia made
their way down the rubber-
ijreaded steps she looked back at
tiim with an amused quirk pull
i)ng at her lips.
"Johanson is certainly a sur
prising individual. I had no idea
that he'd given Lin Gook any
grouse to put in the freezing
"Well so much happened the
night of his arrival I suppose he
forgot to mention it. Damn glad
he finally remembered it though."
"So am I. There's nothing like
stuffed grouse with wild rice and
some of Lin Gook's chestnut
"Stop it. you'll have me drool
ing," Vince laughed.
The massive automatic lock on
the refrigerator room door re
sponded instantly to Julia's light
touch and they entered leaving
the door ajar.
"Look Vince, here are Johan
son's grouse." Julia walked to
the far end. "Aren't they beauti
ful creatures? It seems a pity to
kill them." She ran her fingers
caressingly over their sepia breast
"Yes. beautiful. An unusual
color too, very intriguing."
Something in his tone made
her turn. "You're not looking at
"That's right. I find' it rather
difficult keeping my mind on
game birds when a bird of
brighter plumage is standing
right beside me.
You make such pretty speeches,
Vince. but l never know if you
mean them or if its Just the natu
ral gallantry of a southerner."
Her voice was wistful.
"Don't you? Well, perhaps ac
tions will speak louder than
Slowly he drew her toward
him: her arms stole around his
neck and her lips were firm and
fresh and responsive to his. For
An increase in the number of
fatal , accidents in the United
States was recorded each year in
IMS, 1946 and 1947 although the
number of fatal motor car acci
dents decreased slightly in 1,947.
To The Volers Of Carleret Counly
Thank yon very, fefy math for the handsome vote yon
Save me for Solicitor Salorday, ftayj 29, I shall ever be grateful,
ami frill da my best to jnstiiy jevx, loyal support and confidence.
Again, thank yen
By Camarcn fccckcry
r .. . .
t middle aed fate .wrinkled' in a
" V . , n
You are Bonnay,' he said Witl
a u-ace ot accent, "And l am Uo
tor Zendro. tay good trienu,
hanson. told me 1 would rind'
Vince took the muscular hani
in his then turned and introduced
him to Hugh. The pSychiatrisf
made a funny stiff little bow.
"Ah. Mr. Mannley, I am def
lighted to make your acquaints
Hugh giggled nervous 1 y t
"Everyone calls me Hugh."
"Very well. Hugh t shall be. I
liKe that better too. I am Jan.
The skin around Zendro s. eye
rormed tiny neshy, rolls that
cuiwed together and hid the
piercing appraisal that Vince haq
glimpsed tor a second. ,
"I came over to persuade
Whiley to take a fishing trip next
week but he seems too busy to
discuss it So I'll fish with you and
the Chinee. Hueh "
Hugh stared at him. "Do pu
know how to fish nnrl hunt"
"My dear fellow, 1 am a Finn,
of course L know these things)"
"Finland! Then you must nave
seen reindeer!" Hugh exclaimed.
He took Zendro's arm leading him
toward the pier. "Come then," he
urged, "You must tell me about
them." With childish thoughtless
ness he forgot Vince.
AMURMUh of voices reached
Vince from Sop.ne's "ga
zebo." Through a gap n the
matted canopy of rambling, roses
he caught the brieht sunnv elint
of Julia's hair But the voice ne
heard was John Bissett's. It wa$
"Julia, this is the first chance
I've had to talk with you alone.
"What IS it. John? Have von
found something for the police?
"No. nothing like that. It's
about vou Julia." His voice shook
"You need me now. Julia You're
all alone, vou need someone to
look after vou."
I don t think I'll be able tn
aflord a secretary," Julia teased.',
'Don't ioke! 1 love vou Julia
I want to marrv vou "
Are vou sure it's love?" Her
voice was kind yet steady. "Per
one miraculous moment Kalanii I
with its atmosphere ot fear and
suspicion faded into the back
ground. Vince stored down into pupils
grown enormous with emotion.
"How was that, Julia?" he
"Wonderful! Do it again!"
He laughed. "You're a shame
less hussy," he told her. "A
brazen woman, but L love you for
it and I'm taking you at your
..JHe repeated the kiss, this time
wM,h more skill and certainty of
her Jespbrise. ' Unconsciously as
their 'ftps- drew apart he was
aware of a sharp click and the
encompassing darkness as the
brilliant lights went out.
"7TNCE! ... the lights! . . .
V they've gone out!"
There was terror in her voice.
"What's wrong with that?" he
"You don't understand the
lights are controlled by the o;
door, ing and closing ot the
Someone has shut it. we're
Her body trembled against hia
The stygian blackness seemed to
drape itself around them like a
velvet curtain, sound-proof and
Vince squeezed Julia's hand
and with the other groped hia
way to the door, a door he re
membered now as being of steel
with heavy rubber strippinand
a devilishly efficient automatic
unbreakable lever on the outside.
"Keep your chin up. Julia . .' .
Johanson knows we came down
here he ll investigate it were
not back shortly.
He tried to make his voice re
assuring but Julia didn't answer
and he knew she was wondering
if Johanson would give them an
other thought. He had no reason
to worry about them ... he
wasn't waiting for their return.
"Keep moving," he ordered.
"Got to keep our circulation go
ing."' 'That shouldn't be hard to deb
it's a mere thirty degrees in
Julia moved her legs and beat
her arms together while he
hurled himself at the door. Th
In 1912, a proposal for a 90,
000 mile U. S. national system of
highways was assailed as a
frivolous expenditure' of public
funds for the benefit of a few
wealthy pleasure seekers.
' VV 0
L.nY ffia i
nap it' Just the fact thft weva1
ben around-each other so much.''
"No, ftOk'f tie. pretested sharply
"Bif Jivj me.-Jttlia. , kmow."
;:3$nwn'n Ptwat honor. t
have, spwppb .Mf you, to ma.rr.
the.nv t appreciate that. But whei
i marry ( want to be baSsiOYiatel
lH,Jov I want tq love him si
mucttthat I'd follow nim ta th.
ends of the earttf if he asked ma
M."., lI-It afraid I lust- don i
feieli that -way about voi. John.'i
"That'll' jtiat. a romantic story-i
book notion Julia: It's sillv."
1 "No, ft Un't John. Anyway it'si
ho: I feel"
Bissfft' tone was suspicious
"Are jou; H- love with someone)
She anaweced slowly. "It would)
certaihlv be one-sided if 1 weie."'
"It'i Bonnay. isn't at?"
Vince j heart gave a queer
startled tymn: every nerve seemed
tq tingle "he strshned to catch
her reply: "What makes you say
'-BiMetl'ri Voice rose anrriiv
TfOtl'vtf, hung, on everything he
sai$ at though it were remark-
a oir. uqq t, ininit i- naven t Seen
there I iimblv. nn noint m die
cussing it--Vince Bqhn.iy, cioeh't
s;em to know that I'm alive "
'Yoft'vi- bcen trvihg' hard
enoirgn to make him aware ot
. ?Please John, don't let's quat
relthere'a too much happening.
P ABS Dtrrnrng Vince tiptoed to
ward thJ nquse: he couldn't
suppresi a deligited grrn at w.haK
hed neardi but the sfght 6t Du
ftane abiding angrdv frtrni the
ame room startled fiim He went
inside and faced JohansOh
"What have vqu been doing to
DukaneT" he. asked. "He looked
"Asking, him about his quarrei
with Mannlev which vou over
heard." The words dismayed Vince So
much had Happened since he'd
forjotien; :tf .
"Did he give anv eyolanntiDn""
Johnnson's . lips tightened "He,
was aost too .'rank Unbeliev
metal ; was i icy and unresponsive:
he'd never flt so thoroughly in
adequate. "Let's try veiling." he
"AnytbhiB to oblige." Julia
laughed. "What will it be?"
"Know any Navv veils? They're
easy and they've got rhythm."
He recited a few and they
screamed them in unison again
Nothing happened. It was Rat
ting late . . . they'd be preparing
for dinner upstairs now. wouldn't
they? Something seemed to nave'
happened to his watch, it said
only five o'clock! ...
' "Vince. I've got to op." Julia
panted: beside - him, I'm,- so
tired. . . ."
"We've got to keep
mustn't get chilled . .
coma for us soon."
He was beginning to feel a ter
rible consuming need for rest
ton' If hp mnlrf onlv ston for a
few minutes, just shut his eyes
aind sleep briefly,
A sob escaped Julia's clenched
lips. She swayed and sagged,
against him. " '
"None of that!" he said sharp
ly. "Here, let's get to, the door,v
He had noticed a, long card
board packing box containing
waxed cases for holding frozen
food.. Now he moved It against
the. door and straddling it sat
down and pulled Julia down next
tor him so that she was sitting m
the hollow made by his legs and
leaning back against his chest,
He began rubbing, her wrists
briskly but the. motion, seemed tc
require enormous effort. I must
keep on, ho. thought and the idea
pounded against his brain like a
jbny hammer. He buried his face!
in the soft hollow between' her
neck and shoulder. "Julia." he
whispered. "I love you ... . . t want
you to know that
It seemed terribly important
that she realize' his; feeling for
her. He was nodding. Hi dim
rested heavily on her shoulder.
"I. love you." he said again, "al
ways' remember. Julia;"" vaguely
he wished she would answer him
but then he couldn't expect that
could be when aha was breathing!
so 'quietly. . . . so? rhythmically?
Not when she was sleeping . .
sleeping . . . sleeping.
(Ta b MD(lnd)
, Sif Francis Drake, Who sailed
along the west coast of North
America in 1579, called the re
gion which is now. southwest Ore
gon and northern California "New
Mr. TilHe Lewis of New Bern
spent -the" weekend here with her
niece, Mr. Carri Royal
Mrs; Ralph, Neat and Miss Hadi
dfe Neil spen.t Monday, in New
Miss Joyce. Willis who is em
ployed at Morthend; City hospital
snent the, weekend here, with. Mr&
Mrs. Sanders Lewis and Miss
Leatrice Lewis visited Mrs. Louie
Lewis in Mofehead City Wednes
day. Mr. and. Mrs. Ralph Lewis and
children; of New Bern spent the
weekend, hare with his parents,
Mr. and.; Mrs. O. R. Lewis.
Mr. Lonje Lwj.of Morehead
City visited his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Sanders Lewis Saturday.
Mrs. Jennie Hill; Mrs. Clyde Gil
likin, Mrs. Delmas Lewis, visiled
Mrs. Tbra Davis at Morehead City
Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Willis Of
Morehead City visited Mr. and
Mrs. Audrey Willis Thursday.
Rev. an(J. Mrs. II. G. Culhrell
were it Vanceboro Friday night
when he Spoke to the graduating
class and; preached the baccalau
reate sermoi to the graduation
class of Bridgetoh school Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gregory and
son of Cherry Point visited Mr.
and Mrs. Ellis Bedsworth Sunday
Mr. Grant Lewis of Norfolk, Va.,
is home on leave.
Mrs. Charles Baliance, ami son,
Cha., Jr., of Hatteras, have re
turned home after vi'si'ag Mrs.
MOSCOW-(AP) -Russia; scion
tists say the year-round frost
line in Siberia is retreating to
word the North Pole at the rate
of 100 feet a year.
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Vo Have a Good Slcch 01
SWEEPS 8t PICS
travett & Slh TroEl SU,
who would v
Remember, tbr is only,
ot GrapelU, the soft,
dtirtk creation with the
lush, rip flavor and soft-
Capt. aittt Mr. Lawrence Oakley
jnd children ip "a:n - -MMd'
Washinataft. D. C., are visiting
Wends fnttur 'comny
Mrs. Ordj Ordweisy who has been
visiting MM. Lipiah, Ii'jt add Mr
and Ufii L, A. Piaott returned tc,
her home, In WasTihj(j(oo, D. C.
by. plane. '-'.
Mrs HetUe Stead afti Mrs. Fan
hie Nelson were dinner guests of
Mr, and) Mrs. Bdwjrd Nelson ot
Beaufor test WednestfaV.
Rev. and Mm fc. Jackson o(
tylanfl were guests of Mrs. Nel
iie Willis of Morehead City, and
f Capt. aftd Mrs. Jehh Nelson o(
Mr. Iy. A- Plgott, his mother, Mrs
Lillian Plgott; Mrs. Ora Ordwin
'iidmothef, Mre. Annie Tiptofv o'
lysttsville, Md , Miss Maggie Pig
Jtt and Mrs. Mabel Pigptt drove to
vtlaitic Beach and Fort Macon
Mrs. Hrrf);' Chadwiclf of Smy
rna, called on Mrs, Ora Ordwein
and nothef at trip home of Mrs
L. A. Pigott one njght la,st week,
Mrs. Hatrie Stead atterlded the
Vfethpdist chufch at Willistort
, Sunday night.
i Th many friends here of Rev.
'iUthr Bridget are grieved to hqan
Ijf.hfs recent death.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Long of;
Charleston, S. C.. were weekend
'guests of Mrs. Lillian Pigott a id
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Pigott.
Rev. Haywood Harrell filled hi i
appointment at Straits-Gloucester,
church Sunday night.
Miss Lola Pigott of Charleston,
S. C, is spending the summer herej
with her grandmother, Mrs. Lil
Mrs. Fannie Nelson spent an af
terrroon with Mrs. Mabel Pigott
and guest, Mrs. A.ina Tipton, re
cently, playing Chinese checkers.
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mn mmn otrrtiiiicti mt
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fin i I
Mrs. Horace B. Gaskill and baby
if Wilmington visited relative
and friends the past, weekend here
' Mrs. , Addell S;lter who was
frickened with a heart attack ear
jy last Monday afternoon and
roshed by ambulance to Morehead
City hospital has returned home
Mrs. Salter1 is getting along nicely
it present! Her daughter, Mrs
Wardie Murphy of Djvis is stayiiu
with her now.
. Mrs. Sam Harris of Marshallberf
visited Mrs. Addelt Seller Sunda
Mr. Eugene L. Gaskill spent r
few days here last week with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gas
A larg? crowd from here at
tended the funeral of little Rober,
Fulcher at Stacy Sunday afternoon
I Al Xour. Frienilu
Potatoes, 10 lbs. J9c;
Oranges, I doz. 43c
Grapefruit, 5 for 27c
Squash, 2 lbs. 15c
Beans, 2 lbs. 39c
Mild and MeUowt
a O'CLOCK a 40c o 3
Rich and Full Bodied
RED CIRCLE 43c O 3
Vlorou and Winey
I BATH BAR
Bt,tJ White i
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Our sympathy goes out to Mr. ifndi
w. (imoon Mason and children;
of Atlantic visiled her' mother,
Mrs. Sophronia Salter last Mon
day and Tuesday.
A cake and pie p:rty sponsored!
by the F.W.B. Ladies Aid Society,
will be held at the school building
Saturday night, June 5th at 8 o'
clock. Special feature of the eve
ning's entertainment will be WeU
don Earl and Virginia Dare Fulch
r playing and sinking, also Da liol
Fulcher will be with them to pi: y,
'he guitar. Pack away your troub
les ar.d come out and enjoy an
vening of nice, clean entertainment.
LINCOLN, 111. (AP) After
carrying the mail for 44 years,
John M. Knochel of Lincoln has re
ired with a postman's dream of
a record he wasn't bitten by a
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