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"THE LIGHTOF WESTERN
COfYBOMT, IY HAMI AHO UOTHIU
"Knell, this heah's—" Fletcher
wheeled to the stranger. "What'd you
"I'd hate to mention what I've been
callln' myself lately."
This sally fetched another laugh.
The stranger appeared cool, careless,
Knell stepped up, and It was easy
to see, from the way Fletcher relin
quished his part In the situation, that
a man greater than he had appeared
upon the scene. . .1
"Any business here?" he queried,*'
curtly. When he spoke his expression
less face was In strange contrast with
"Any Business Here?"
the ring, the quality, the cruelty Of
his voice. This voice betrayed an ab
sence of humor, of friendliness, of
"Nope," replied the stranger.
"Know anybody hereabouts?"
"Jest ridln' through?"
"Slopln' fer back country, eh?"
There came a pause. The stranger
appeared to grow a little resentful and
drew himself up disdainfully.
"Wal, conslderln' you-all seem so
damn friendly an' oncurlous down here
In this Big Bend country, I don't mind
sayln' yes—l am In on the dodge," he
replied, with deliberate sarcasm.
"From west of Ord —out El Paso
"A-huhl Thet so?" Knell's words
cut the air, stilled the room. "You're
from way down the river. Thet'B what
they say down there —'on the dodge.'
. , . Stranger, you're a liar!"
With swift dink of spur and
thump of boot the crowd split, leav
ing Knell and the stranger In the
center. The stranger suddenly be
came bronze. The situation seemed
familiar to him. His eyes held a
singular piercing light that danced
like a compass-needle.
"Sure I lied," he said, "so I ain't
takln' offense at the way you called
me. I'm lookln' to make friends, not
enemies. You don't strike me as one
of them four-flushes, achln' to kill
somebody. But If you are—go ahead
an' open the ball. . . . You see, I
never throw a gun on them fellers
till they go fer theirs."
Knell coolly eyed his antagonist,
his strange face not changing in the
least. Yet somehow It was evident
In his look that here was metal which
rang differently from what he had
expected. Invited to start a fight or
withdraw, as he chose. Knell proved
himself big In the manner character
istic of only the genuine gunman.
"Stranger, I pass," he said, and,
turning to the bar, he ordered liquor.
The tension relaxed, the silence
broke, the men filled up the gap; the
Incident seemed closed. Jim Fletcher
attached himself to the stranger, and
now both respect and friendliness
tempered his Bsperity.
"Wal, fer want of a better handle
Hi call you Dodge," he said.
"Dodge's as good as any. . . Cents,
line up again—an' If you can't be
friendly, be careful!"
Such was Buck Dunne's debut In
the little outlaw hamlet of Ord.
Duane had been three months out
of the Nueces country. At El Paso
he bought the finest horse he could
find, and, armed and otherwise out
fitted to suit him, he had taken to
uuknown trails. He passed on leisure
ly, because he wanted to learn
the way of the country, the work,
habit, gossip, pleasures, and fears
of the people with whom he
came In contact. When be heard
Fletcher's nsme arid faced Knell he
knew be bad reached the place he
Duane made himself agreeable, yet
not too much so, to Fletcher lind
several other men dlspoaed to talk
and drink, and eat; and then, nfter
baring a care for his horse, he rode
out of town a couple of miles to n
grore he had marked, and there, well
hidden lie prepared to spend the
night. This proceeding served a
double potpofce—-be wa» »ffr, and
GRAHAM, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1917
the linbli woulU look well In tli»* eyes
of outlaws, who would lie more in
clined to gee In him the lone-wolf
Long since Dunne hnd fontrlit out
a battle with himself, won a hard
earned victory. He hnd assumed a
tusk Impossible for any man save one
like him, he had felt the meaning, of
It grow strangely and wonderfully,
nnd through that flourished up con
sciousness of how passionately he now
clung to this thing vjilch would blot
out his former Infamy. He never
forgot that lie was free. Strangely,
too, along with this feeling of new
mnnhood there gathered the force of
Imperious desire to run these chief
outlaws to their dooms. He never
called them outlaws —but rustlers,
thieves, robbers, murderers, criminals.
He sensed the growth of a relentless
driving passion, and sometimes he
feared that, more than the newly
acquired zeal and pride in this ranger
service, It was the old, terrible In
herited killing Instinct lifting Its
hydra-head In new guise.
This night a wonderful afterglow
lingered long In the west, and against
the golden-red of clear sky the bold,
black head of Mount Ord reared Itself
aloft, beautiful but aloof, sinister ye#
calling. Small wonder that Duune
gazed In fascination upon the peak!
Somewhere deep In Its corrugated
sides or lost In a rugged canyon was
hidden the secret stronghold of the
master outlaw Cheseldlne. All down
along the ride from El Paso Dunne
had heard of Cheseldlne, of Ills band,
his fearful deeds, his cunning, his
widely separate raids of bis Hitting
here and there like a Jack-o'-lantern i
but never a word of his den, never a
word of his appearance.
Next morning Duane did not return
to Ord. He struck off to the north.
T)d|ng down a rough, slow-descending
road that appeared to have been used
occasionally for cnttle-driving. As
he had ridden In from the west, this
northern direction led him Into totally
unfamiliar country. While he passed
on, however, he exercised sueh keen
observation that In the' future ho
would know whatever might be of
service to him if he chanced that
After a couple of hours' riding lie
entered a town which lie soon dis
covered to be Bradford. It was the
largest town he hnd visited since
Marfa, and he calculated must have
a thousand or fifteen hundred In
habitants, not Including Mexlcnns.
He decided this would be a good
place for him to hold up for n while,
being the nearest town to Ord, only
forty miles away. So be hitched Ills
horse In front of it store nnd leisurely
set about studying Bradford.
It wns after dark, however,
that Duane verified bis suspicions con
cerning Bradford. The town wii*
awake after dark, and -there iva's one
long row of snloons, ilance-halls,
gnmbllng-resorts In full blast. Duane
visited them all, and wus surprised
to see wlldness and license equal to
that of the old river camp of I'.lund'a
In Its palmiest days. Here It was
forced upon him that the farther west
one traveled along the river the
sparser the respectable settlements,
the more numerous the hard charac
ters, and In consequence the greater
the clement of lawlessness. Dunne
returned to Ills lodging-house with the
conviction that Mat-Nelly's task of
cleaning up the Big Bend country
was a stupendous one. Yet, he re
flected, a company of Intrepid nnd
quick-shooting ranger* could have
soon cleaned up this Bradford.
The Innkeeper had one other" guest
that night, a long-coated anil wlde
sombreroed Texan who reminded
Duane of his grandfather. This man
had penetrating eyes, n courtly man
ner, and an unmistakable leaning to
ward companionship and mlntjuleps.
The gentleman Introduced himself n*
Colonel Webb, of Marfa, and took It
as a matter of course that Duune
made no comment about himself.
Duane, a* always, was a good
listener. Colonel Webb told, among
other things, that he had come out
to tbe Big Bend to hs>k over the
affairs of a deceased brother who
had been a rancher and a sheriff of
one of the towns, Fairdule by name.
"Found no affairs, no ranch, not
even his grave," siU'l Colonel Webb.
"And I tell you, sir. If hell's any
tougher than this Falrdale I don't
want to expiate ray sins there."
"Falrdale. ... I Imagine sheriff*
have a hard row to lumj out here,"
replied Duune, trying not to appear
The Colonel swore lustily.
"What this frontier needs, sir, Is
about six companies of Texas Hang
ers. A fine, body of men, *lr, and the
salvation of Texas."
"Governor Stone doesn't entertain
that opinion," said Duane.
Here Colonel Webb exploded. Mani
festly the governor was not Ills choice
for a chief executive of the great
state. He talked politics for a while,
and of the vast territory west of the
I'ecos that seemed never to get a
benefit from Austin. Duane exerted
himself to be agreeable and Interest
ing; and he saw presently tbat«ero
was un opportunity to make a valu
able acquaintance, if not a friend.
"I'm a stranger In these parts,"
said Duane, finally, "What Is tbls
outlaw situation you speak of?"
Here Colonel Webb Exploded.
"It's damnable, sir, and "unbeliev
able. Not rustling any more, but
just wholesale herd-stealing, In which
some big cattlemen, supposed to be
honest, are equally guilty with tbe
outlaws. Oa this border, you know,
the rustler hus always been able to
Steal cattle in any numbers. But to
get rid of big bunches —that's the
hard Job. The gang operating be
tween here and Valentine evidently
have not this trouble. Nobody knows
where the stolen stock goes. But I'm
not alone In my opinion that most of
It goes to several lilg stockmen. They
ship to Ban Antonio, Austin, New
Orleans, nlso to 101 Paso."
"Wholesale business, eh?" remarked
Duane. "Who aretthes e
Colonel Webb seemed a little
startled at the abrupt query. He
bent his penetrating gaze upon Dtiane
and thoughtfully stroked his pointed
"Names, of course, I'll not mention.
Opinions are one thing, direct accusa
tion another. This Is not a healthy
country for the Informer."
When it came to the outlaws them
selves Colonel Webb was disposed to
talk freely. The great name along,
the river was Cheseldlne, but It seem-1
cd to be a name detached from an j
individual. No person of veracity
known to Colonel Webb had ever |
seen Cheseldlne. ' Strange to say of
an outlaw leader, as there Was no one i
who could Identify him, so there was
no one who could prove he had actu
ally killed a man.
But In striking contrast to this
mystery was the person, character,
and cold-blooded action of I'oggln and
Knell, the chief's -lieutenants. They
were familiar figures In all the towns j
within two hundred miles of Brad-1
ford. Knell had a record, but as gun- j
man with an Incredible list of victims, |
I'oggln was supreme. If I'oggln hnd
a friend no one ever heard of hltn.
There were a hundred stories of his
nerve. Ills wonderful speed with a gun,
bis passion for gambling, his love of
a horse—his cold. Implacable, Inhu
man wiping out of his path any man
that crossed it.
"Cheseldlne is a name, a terrible
name," said Colonel Webb. "Some
times I wonder If he's not only a
nnine. In that ense where does the
brains of this gang come from? No;
there must \>e a master craftsman
behind this border pillage; a master
capable of handling those terrors,
I'oggln nnd Knell. Of all the thou
sands of outlaws developed by west
ern Texas In the last twenty years
these three are the greatest. In
southern Texas, down between the
I'ecos nnd the Nueces, there have been
and are still many bad men. But I |
doubt If any outlaw there, possibly
excepting Buck Duane, ever equaled |
I'oggln. You've heard of this fmaneV"
"Yes, a little," replied Duane quiet- j
ly. "I'm from southern Texas. Buck
Dunne, then, Is not known out here?"
"Why, man, where isn't his name
known?*' returned Colonel Webb.
"I've kept track of hi* record as I
have all the others. His fame In this
country appears to hang on his match
less gun-play nnd his enmity toward
"Has —Cheseldlne's gang been busy
lately?" asked Duane.
"No. Probably all the stock that's
being shipped now wus rustled long
ago. Cheseldlne wooks over a wide
section, too wide forrbews to travel
Inside of weeks. There sre some
people who think ChcMeldlne had
nothing to do with the bank-robberies
and train hold-ups during the last few
years In this country. But that's p«Mir
reasoning. The Jobs have been too
well done, too surely covered, to be
the work of greasers or ordinary out
•"What'* your view of the outlook?
How'* nil till* Rolhg to wlriil up?
Will thi* otitlaw ever be driven out?"
"Never. There will nlway* In- out
law* alung (lie Jtlo Granite. All the
aruiie* In tho world couldn't comb
the wild broke* of that fifteen hun
dred mile* of river. Hut the *wny
of the outf*w, niicli a* I* enjoyed by
these great lender*. will nooner or
Inter he JMixl. There'* talk of Vlgl
laiite*, the tame that were organized
In California and are now in force
in Idaho. Xo far lt'» only talk, Hut
the time will come. And the day* of
Cheseldlne and I'oggln are numbered."
Next morning Dunne mounted III*
home and headed for Falrdale. lie
rode leisurely, a* he wanted to lenrn
all he could about the country. There
were few ranche*. The further be
traveled tho better grazing ho en
couulered. and, *trniige to note, the
fewer herd* of cuttle. It wa* Jn*t
sunset when ha made out u eluMer
of adobe house* tbat marked Sunder*
son. half-way between Bradford and
Falrdale. When be drew tip before
tiy> Inn tlie Jandlor«l and hi* family
and i number of loungers greeled
"Beat tbe stage In, bey?" remarked
'"There she comes now," said an
other. . "Joel shore Is drlvln' to
Far down the road Dunne saw a
cloud of dust and horses aud a lum
bering coach. Presently It rolled up,
a large mud-bespattered and dURty
vehicle, littered with buggage on top
nnd tied on behind. A number of
passengers alighted, three of whom
excited Dunne's Interest. One was a
tall, dark, strlklng-looklng man, and
the other two were ladles, wearing
loftg gray ulsters and veils. Duune
heard tire proprietor of the Inn ad
dress the man as Colonel Longstreth,
and as the party entered the Inn
Dunne's quick ears caught a few words
which acquainted him with the fact
that Longstreth was the tnuyor of
Duane passed Inside himself to
learn that supper would soon be
ready. At table ho found him
self Opposite the three who hnd at
tracted his attention.
"Ruth, I envy the lucky cowboys,"
Longstreth wus saying.
Ruth was a curly-headed girl with
gray or hazel eyes. "I'm crazy to
ride bronchos," she said.
Duane gathered that she was on a
visit to western Texas. The other
girl's deep voice, sweet like a bell,
made Duane regard her closer. She
did not resemble the Colonel, who
One Was a Striking-Looking Man,
wns evidently her father. She looked
tired, quiet, even melancholy. A
finely chiseled oval face, that had
something nervous and delifate about
it which made Dunne think of a
thoroughbred, a mouth by no mentis
small, but perfectly curved, and hair
like Jet proclaimed her beauty to
Duane. When she looked at him,
drawn by his rather persistent gaze,
there was pride, fire, and passion in
her eyes. Dutino felt himself blush
ing In confusion.
After supper the guests assembled
In a big slttlngroom. where an open
fireplace with blazing mesqulte sticks
gave out warm and Cheery glow.
Dunne took a seat by a table In the
corner, Slid, finding a paper, began
to- read. Presently when be glanced
up he saw two dark-faced men,
strangers who bad not appeared bo
fore. They were peering In from a
doorway. When they saw Dunne had
observed them they stepped buck out
It flashed over Dunne thnt the
strangers acted suspiciously. In Tejuis
in tbe seventies It wns always had
policy to let stranger* go unheeded.
Then he went out into a patio, and
across It to a little dingy, dim-lighted
barroom. Here he found the Inn
keeper dispensing drinks to the two
"llev soinethln'?" one of them ask
ed. leering. Both looked Duuue up
"No thanks, I don't drink," Dunne
replied, and returned their scrutiny
with Interest. "How's trick* In the
Big Bend 7"
Both men stared. It had only taken
a close glance fflt Dunne lo recognize
u type of ruffian most frequently met
along the river. These strangers had
that stump, ntel their surprise proved
be was right. Here the Innkeeper
showed signs of uneasiness, und
seconded the surprise of his custom
er*. No more was said at Die Instant,
and the two rather hurriedly went
"Say, boss, do you know these fel
lows?" Illume asked thy Innkeeper.
"Nope. They nooned heuli, comln'
from Bradford they said, an' trailed
iu after tbe stage."
When Duane returned to the slttlng
rM,m Colonel Longstreth was iihsent,
also several of the other passenger*.
Miss Ituth sat In the chair he had
vacated, and across the table from
her sat Miss I/ongstrctb. Dunne went
directly to them.
"Excuse nn-," said Duane, address
ing them. "I wnnf to tell you tic-re
are a couple of rough I'Miklng men
here. I've Just seen them. They
mean evil. Tell ywir father to be
careful. l/»k your disirs—bar your
"Oh Ruth, very low. "Bay,
do you hear?"
"Thank yon; we'll be careful," said
Miss Longstreth, gracefully. The rich
color hnd faded In'ber cheek. "I saw
those men watching you from that
door. Ihey hud such bright black
eyes. I* there really danger—here 7"
"I think so," wn* Dunne's reply.
Soft Swift steps behind him pro
ceded s harsh voice: "Hands up!"
No man was quicker than Duane to
ryognlze the intent in those wml* I
His hands shot up. Mis* Ituih utter
ed a little frightened, cry and sank
Into her clialr. Miss
fumed white, her eyes dilated. Both
girls were staring at someone behind
"Turn around!" ordered the harsh
The big, dark stranger, the bearded
one who had whispered to Ills com
rade In the bar-room nnd naked
"Duane to drink, had him covered with
a cocked gun. lie strode forward,
his eyes gleaming, pressed the gun
against him, and with his other hand
dived Into his Inside pocket and tore
out his roll of bills. Then be reached
low at Dunne's hip, felt his gun, nnd
took It. Ilia •omniile stood in the
door with a gun leveled at two other
men, who stood there frightened,
"Git a move on. Bill," called this
fellow; and he took a hasty glance
backward. A stamp of hoof* came
from outside. Of course the robbers
bud horses waiting. The one called
Bill strode across the room, and with
brutal, careless haste began to prod
the two men with his weapon and to
Search them. The robber In tin* door
way called "Rustle!" and disiipiictfh'd.
Dtiano wondered where the Inn
keeper was, and Colonel Longstreth
anil the other two passengers. The
bearded robber hnd once
more. Dunne hnd not moved a muscle,
hut stood perfectly calm with his arms
high. - The robber strode back with
his bloodshot eyes fastened upon the
girls. Miss never lllnchcil,
but the little girl appeared about to
"Don't yap. there!" he snld. low
and ♦lard. He thrust the gun close to
Ruth. Duane bad a little gun In his
pocket. The robber had missed It.
And he began to calculate chances.
"Any money, Jewelry, diamonds!"
ordered the rulllnn. fiercely.
Miss Ruth collapsed. Then ho
made at Mlsh Longstreth. She stood
with her hands at her breast. Evi
dently the robber took this position
to menn that she hnd valuables con
cealed there. ■ But Duane fancied she
had Instinctively pressed her hands
against a throbbing, heart
"Come out with It!" he said, harsh
ly, reaching for her,
"Don't dare touch me!" she cried,
her eyes ablaze. She did not move.
She had nerve. She eluded two
lunges the man made at her. Then
his rough hand caught at her waist,
and with one pull ripped It asunder,
exposing her beuutlful shoulder, white
She cried out. The prospect of be
ing robbed or even killed hnd not
shnken Miss Longstreth's nerve as
had this brutal tearing off of half
The radian wns only turned pnr
tlally awny from Duane. The gun wns
still held dangerously upwnrd closo
lo her. Dunne watched only that.
Then a bellow made him Jerk his head.
Celonel Longstreth stood In the door
way In a magnificent rage. He had
no weapon. Strange how he showed
no fear! He bellowed something
Duane'* shifting glance caught the
robber's sudden movement. He seem
ed stricken. The hand that clutched
Miss I.ongstreth's torn waist loosened
Its hold. The other hnnd with Its
cocked weapon slowly dropped till It
pointed to the floor. That win
Swift as a flash he drew Ms gvn
and fired. Then the robber's gun
loomed harmlessly. He fell with
hi, mm! spurting over bis face. Duane
rushed out of the room, across the
patio, through the bar to the yard.
In fbe gloom stood a saddled horse,
probably the one belonging to the
felknv be had shot. Ills eomrade had
escaped. Returning to the slttltig
rooni, I>uane found n condition up
Th» Innkeeper was shouting lo find
out what hud happened. Joel, the
stage driver, was trying lo quiet the
men tvlio had been robbed. The wo
mnn, wife of one of the men. bad
Colin In, and she had hysterics. Tlet
girls 'wre still and white. The "**■
ber Bill lay Where he hail fallen. I.II"*
a caged Hon I/ongstrelh stalked nnd
roared. There came a -quieter mo
ment In which the innkeeper shrilly
"Man. what're you ravin' a boot?
Nobody's hurt, an' tint's lucky. I
swear to Ood I hadn't liothltl' to do
with them fellers!"
"I ought to kill you anyhow!" re- |
plied Longstreth. And his voice now i
astounded Duane, It was so full of
I'pon examination Dunne found
that his bullet hud furrowed the rob
bor's temple and bad glanced, lie was
not seriously Injured, and already
Showed signs of returning conscious
"lirag him out of here!" ordered
Ixmgslreth; and he turned to his
Before the Innkeeper rent bed the
robber Dunne had secured the money
and gun taken from him ; and presently
recovered the projM-rty of the other
men. Joel hel|M'd the Innkeeper carry
the Injured man somewhere outside.
Mis* was sitting white
but composM ii|mui the couch, where
lay Miss Ruth, who evidently hud
been carried there by the Colonel.
The Colonel, now that lie finally re
membered his womenfolk, seemed lo
be gentle nnd kind, lie talked sooth
ingly to Miss Ituth. made light of the
adventure, snld she must learn ta
have nerve out here where things
'Tun I be of any service?" asked
"Thanks; I guess there's nothing
you can do. Talk to these frightened
girls while I go see what's to be done
wlih that thick-skulled robber," he
replied, nnd, telling the girls that
there was no more danger, bo went
Miss longstreth sat with one hnnd
holding her torn waist In place; the
other she extended to Ifunne, Ho
took It awkwardly, und lie felt it
"You saved my life," sho snld, In
grave, sweet seriousness.
"No. no!" Duane exclaimed, "lie
might have struck you, hurt you, but
"Did you kill hltn?" asked Miss
Ruth, who lay listening.
"Ob, no. He's not badly hurt."
"I'm very glad he's tiltve," said
MNs Longstreth, shuddering.
"Tell me all about It?" asked Miss
Ruth, who was fust recovering..
. Rather crnVarra««cd, Duano L>ricl!y
told the Incident from his point 61
"Cousin," said MUM Longstreth,
thoughtfully, "It was fortunate for us
thnt this gentleman happened to be
here. Papa scout/) —laughs at dang
er. lie seems to think there was no
danger. Yet he raved after It came."
"Go with us all the way to Fair
dale—please?" asked Miss Buth,
sweetly offering her hand. "1 am
ltuth Herbert. And this Is my cousin
"I'm traveling that wny," replied
Duane, In great confusion. He did
not know how to meet the situation.
Colonel Longstreth returned then,
fthd -after bidding Duane a good night,
which seemed rather curt by contrast
to tho prnclousuesK of the girls, be led
Before g ilng to bed Duane went
outside to take a look nt the Injured
robber tmd fn-rhap i to ask him a few
questions. To D(lime's surprise, he
was gone, nnd so was his horse. The
Innkeeper was dumfotiuded. He said
that hu left the fellow on the floor
In the barroom.
"Ilal ho come to?" Inquired Duane.
"Sure. He asked (for whisky."
"Did be say an'thlng else?"
"Not to me. i heard him talkln' to
the father of them girls." ...
"l'ou mean Colonel I.ongstreth?"
"I reckon. He sure was some riled,
wasn't lie? .Tent ns If I was to blame
fer thnt two-lilt of ti liold-llpl"
"What did' yon make of the old
Kent's rngc?" asked Duane, watching
tho Innkeeper. lie scratched his
head dulilously. Hi- was sincere, and
Dunne believed In Ills honesty.
"Wul, I'm tfoggoned If I know whnt
to make of It. But I reckon he's
either crnzy or got more nerve than
"More nerve, maybe," Dunne re
plied. "Show me a tied now, Inn
Ouee In bed In the dark, Dunne
Composed himself to thluk oyer the
events of the evening. Why hnd
thnt desperate robber lowered his gun
and stood paralyzed nt sight nnd
sound of the mayor of Pnlrdnle? This
was not answerable. There might
linve been a number of reasons, all
to Colonel Longstreth's credit, but
Dunne could ti(>t understand.
Next morning Dunne walked up the
main street nnd hack again. Just as
lie arrived some horsemen rode up
to the Inn and dismounted. And nt
this Juncture the Longstreth party
came out. Dunne henril Colonel Long
streth uttor an exclamation. Then IK
saw liltr. shake tinnds Willi a tall man
Longstrcth looked surprised and
angry, nnd hu spoke with force; but
Dunns could not honr wtlnf It was he
sold. The fellow Inilghed, yet some
how he struck Dunne ns sullen, until
suddenly he espied Miss longstreth.
Then Ills fnce chnnged, and he re
moved his sombrero. Dunne went
"I'loyd, dlil you come with the
ft-ntnx?" nsked l,ongstreth, shiirply.
"Not me. 1 rode u horse, good
luird," wns the reply.
"Hump! I'll hnve a word to sny to
you later." Then Eoilgstreth turned
to his daughter. "ltny, here's the
cousin I've told you about. You used
"More Nerve, Maybe."
to play with him ten years ago—
I'lovd I.IIUK'III. Kloyil, my iluughter—
and my niece, lluth Herbert."
Dunne alwnys scrutinized everyone
he met, mid now wltli a dangerous
game to play, with a consciousness of
longst rcth's tinusunl nnd slgnlllcsnt
personality, he bent n keen and
searrhiiig glance upon this lloyd
lie Nfns under thirty, yet gray at hi*
temples—'la rk, sruootli-shnven, with
lines left by Wlldoexs, dlSNlpotloll
shadows under dnrk ey-s, n mouth
strong and bitter, and n wjunre chin—
u redii-ss. enri h-ss, linndsome, sinist
er fnce stmngely lnKlng the hnrdnes*
when he smiled. The grace of li
gentleman clung round him, seeme*!
like no e'li'i in his ne-llow voice.
Dunne doijMt'd not ihnt he, like many
n young innn, IIIMI drifted out to the
frontier, wliere rotii.li and wild life
hnd wronghi sternly hut h d not i|uit;
efT'l tie- murk of good f:•ml Iy.
Colonel Ix>ng«treth »[,piirently did
not Mi,ire the |.li ni>ure «,f his daughter
and his niece In the advent of this
cotisln. Something hing-d on this
meeting. Dunne grew Intensely curi
ous. but. as the stage appeared ready
for the Journey, he hnd no further op
portunity to gratify it.
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