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but the king-salmon does not mate with i “ And yet will my people say no.”
the dog-salmon, nor the raven with th*
“ Grant, und the wealth Is thine,
Then shall 1 deal with tliy people
“ Not so !” cried Mackenzie. “ The a fte r”
daughter o f the raven have I met iu
“The Wolf will have It so. I will
the camps o f the wolf— the squaw ot take his tokens— but I would warn
Mortimer, the squaw of Tregldgo, the him.”
squaw of Burnaby, who came two ice-
Mackenzie passed over the goods,
He Would a Wooing Go to
runs buck, and I have heurd of other taking cure to clog the rifle’s ejector,
squaws, though my eyes beheld them and cupping the bargain with a
Win Him an Indian B r id e
kaleidoscopic silk kerchief. The Sha
r o n , your words are true; but it man and half u dozen young braves
were evil mating, like the water with entered, but he shouldered boldly
the sand, like the snowflake with the among them and passed out.
sun. But met you one Mason and his
“ Pack!” was his laconic greeting to
squaw? No? He came ten ice-runs Zarlnska as be passed her lodge and
ago—the first o f all the wolves. And hurried to hurness his dogs. A few
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with him there was a mighty man, minutes luter he swept into the coun
straight us a willow-shoot, and tall; cil at the head of the team the woman
strong as the bald-faced grizzly, with a by his side. He took his place at the
AN rarely places a prop medicine man's Influence with his peo heart like the full summer moon; upper end of the oblong, by the side
of the chief. T o his left, a step to the
er valuation upon his wom ple, and was anxious to make o f him his”—
“O h !” interrupted Mackenzie, recog rear, he stationed Zarinska—her prop
ankind, at leust not until an ally. But that worthy was high
deprived o f them. He has and mighty, refused to be propttluted, nizing the well-known northlund fig er place. Besides, the time was ripe
for mischief, and there was need to
no conception of the subtle and was unerringly murked down as u ure— “Maletnute K id !”
“The same— a mighty man. But saw guard his back.
atmosphere exhuled by the prospective enemy.
The singing and dancing ceased, and
Though uo opening presented for an you uught to the squaw? She was full
sex feminine so long as he bathes In
sister to Zarlnska.”
the Shaman flared up In rude elo
It; but let it be withdrawn, and an interview with Zurinska, Mackenzie
“ Nay, ch ie f; but I have heard. Ma quence.
Through the sinuosities of
ever-growing void begins to manifest stole many a glance to her, giving fair
son—far, far to the norjh, a spruce their vast mythology, he worked cun
itself in his existence, and he becomes
hungry, In a vague sort of way, for a knew, yet coquettishly surrounded her- tree, heavy with years, crushed out his ningly upon the credulity of hts peo
beneath. But his love was great, ple. The case was strong. Opposing
something so Indefinite that he cunnot self with a ring o f women whenever
be had much gold. With this, and the creative principles as embodied in
characterize It. If his comrades have the men were away and he had u
chance. But he was in no hurry; be- her boy, she Journeyed countless sleeps the crow und the raven, he stigmatized
no more experience than himself, they
will shake their heads dubiously und ■ides, he knew she could not help but toward the winter's noonday sun, and Mackenzie as the wolf, the fighting
there she yet lives—no biting frost, no and the destructive principle.
dose him with strong physic. But the think of him, and u few days of such
snow, no summer's midnight sun, uo
“ Ay, my brothers. Jelchs is all-pow
hunger will continue and become bou gh t would only better his suit.
winter’s noonday night.”
er! Did he not bring heaven-born Are
stronger; he will lose interest in the
A second messenger interrupted with that we might be warm? Did he not
things of his every-day life and wax the time to be ripe, he abruptly left
imperative summons from the council. draw the sun, moon and stars from
morbid; and one duy, when the empti the chief’s smoky dwelling and hast As Mackenzie threw him into the
their holes that we might see? Did he
ness has become unbearable, a revela ened to a neighboring lodge. As usuul, snow, he caught a glimpse o f the sway
not teach us that we might fight the
she sat with squaws and maidens about
tion will dawn upon pim.
ing forms before the council fire, heard spirits of famine and of frost? But
In the Yukon country, when this her, all engaged in sewing moccasins the deep basses of the men in rhythmic
now Jelchs Is angry with his children,
comes to pass, the man usually pro and beadwork. They laughed at his chant, and knew the Shaman was fan
and they are grown to a handful, and
visions a poling boat, if it be summer,
ning with anger of his people. Time he will not help. For they have for
and If winter harnesses his dogs, and Zarlnska to him, ran high. But one pressed. He turned upon the chief.
go*:, en him, and done evil things, and
heads for the Southland.
A few after .he other they were unceremoni
“ Come! I wish thy child. And now trod had trails, and taken his enemies
months later, supposing him to be pos ously bundled into the outer snow,
See! here are tobacco, tea, many cups j into their lodges to sit by their fires.
sessed of a faith in the country, he whence they hurried to spread the tale o f sugar, warm blankets, hnndker-!
And the raven is sorrowful at the
returns with a wife to share with him
His cause was well pleaded, In her
both good and large; and here, wickedness of his children ; hut when
in that faith, and incidentally in his
tongue, for she did not know his, and u *rue tifle, with many bullets and they shall rise up and show they have
hardships. This but serves to show
come hack, he will come out of the
the innate selfishness of man. It also at the end of two hours he rose.to go.
Nay,” replied «the old man, strug darkness to aid them. O brothers! the
brings us to the trouble o f "Scruff”
gling Against the great wealth spread flre-brtnger has whispered messages to
Mackenzie, which occurred in the old man’s lodge? Good! I go now to before him. “ Even now are my people thy shaman; the same shall ye hear.
days, before the country was stamped
come together. They will not have Let the young men take the young
ed and staked by a tidal wave o f che- not be so minded. And I will give him this murrlage.”
women to their ldflges; let them fly
rha-quas, and when the Klondike’s
“But thou art chief.”
»t the throat of the w olf; let them be
only claim to notice was Its salmon much. If he say no? G ood! Zurinska
“Yet do my young men rage because 1 indying in their enmity 1 Then shall
Scruff Mackenzie bore the earmarks
He had already lifted the sLln flap
o f a frontier birth and a frontier life.
His face was stamped with twenty-five to depart, when a low exclamation
years of Incessant struggle with na brought him back to the girl’s side. She
ture In her wildest moods, the last brought herself to her knees on the
two, the wildest and hardest of all, bearskin mat, her face aglow with true
having been spent In groping for the Eve-light, and shyly unbuckeled his
gold which lies In the shadow o f the heavy belt. He looked down, per
When the yenrnjng plexed, suspicious, his ears alert for
sickness came upon him he was not the slightest sound without. But her
surprised, for he was a practical man next move disarmed his doubt, und he
and had seen other men thus stricken. smiled with pleasure. She took from
But he showed no sign o f his malady, her sewing-bag a moosehlde sheath,
save that he worked harder. All sum brave with bright beadwork, fantastic
mer he fought mosquitoes and washed ally designed. She drew his great
the sure-thing bars o f the Stuart river hunting knife, gazed reverently along
for a double grub-stake.
Then he the keen edge, half tempted to try It
floated a raft of house-logs down the with her thumb, und shot It into place
Yukon to Forty Mile, and put together In its new home. Then she slipped the
as comfortable a cabin as any the sheath along the belt to its customary
camp could boast of. In fact, It showed resting-place, Just above the hip.
For ull the world, It was like a scene
such oozy promise that many men
elected to be his pnrtner and to come o f olden time— a lady and her knight.
and live with him. But he crushed Mackenzie drew her up full height und
their aspirations with rough speech, swept her red Ups with his mustache—
peculiar for its strength end brevity, the, to her, foreign caress o f the wolf.
and bought a double supply of grub It was a meeting o f the stone age and
from the trading-post.
There was a thrill of excitement in
He was a sturdy traveler, and his
wolf-dogs could work harder and trav the air as Scruff Mackenzie, a bulky
el farther on less grub than any other bundle under his arm, threw open the
team in the Yukon. Three weeks later flap of Thling-Tlnneh’s tent. Children
he strode into a hunting camp of the were running about In the open, drag
Upper Tanana Sticks. They mar ging dry wood to the scene o f the
veled at his temerity; for they had a potlach, a babble o f women's voices
bad name and had been known to kill was growing in tensity, the young men
white men for as trifling a thing as a were consulting in sullen groups, while
sharp ax or a broken rifle.- But he from the Shaman’s lodge rose the eerie
went among them slngle-hunded, his sounds of an incantation.
The chief was alone with his blear- j
bearing being a delicious composite of
humility, familiarity, sang-froid, and eyed wife, but u glance sufficed to tell
insolence. It required a left hand and Mackenzie that the news was already
deep knowledge o f the barbaric mind old. So he plunged at once Into the
effectually to handle such diverse business, shifting the beaded sheath
prominently to the fore as adverti.se-
a past master
M V C lJ I U liO f
U U t,
“ * MW M
In the art, knowing when to conciliate. men* ° f
and when to threaten with Jove-like
“ O Thling-Tinneh, mighty chief of
the Sticks and the land o f the Tanana,
Swayed a Moment and Pitched Forward.
He first made obeisance to the Chief ruler 0f the salmon and the hear, the the wolves have taken their maidens their women become fruitful, and they
Thling-Tinneh, presenting him with a moose and the Cariboo! The white so that they may not marry.”
shall multiply into a mighty people!
couple of pounds of black tea and to- man is before thee with a great pur-
“ Listen, O Thling-Tinneh! Ere the And the raven shall lead great tribes
bneco, and thereby winning his most Pose. Many moons has his lodge been night has passed into the day, the Wolf of their fathers und their fathers’ fa
cordial regard. Then he mingled-with empty, and he is lonely. And his heart shall face his dogs to thp mountains of thers from out of the North; and they
the men and maidens, and that night has eaten itself in silence, and grown the east and fare forth to the country shall beat buek the wolves till they
gave a potlach. The snow was beaten hungry for a woman to sit beside him to the Yukon.
And Zurinska shall are as lust year’s campfires; and they
down in the form o f an oblong, per in his lodge, to meet him from the break trail for his dogs.”
shall again come to rule over all the
haps a hundred feet in length and hunt with warm fire nud good food.
“ And ere the night has gained its land! ’TIs the message of Jelchs, the
quarter as many across. Down the He has heard strange things, the pntter middle, my young men may fling to raven.”
center a long fire was built, while of baby moccasins and the sound o f the dogs tlie flesh o f the wolf, and his
This foreshadowing of the Messiah’s
either side was carpeted with spruce \ children’s voices. And one night a
coming brought a hoarse howl from
The lodges were forsaken, vision came upon him, und he beheld springtime lay them bare.”
the Sticks iis they leaped to their feet.
and the fivescore or so members of the raven, who is thy father, the great
It was threat and counter-threat Mackenzie slipped the thumbs of his
the tribe gave tongue to their folk-
mittens, and waited. There was a
Sticks. And the raven spake to the Mackenzie’s bronzed face flushed dark clamor for the Fox, not to be stilled
chants in honor of their guests.
Scruff Mackenzie’s two years had lonely white man. saying: “ Bind thou squaw, who till now hud sat an impas till one of the young men stepped for
taught him the not many hun thy moccasins upon thee, and gird thy sive spectator, made to creep by him ward to speak.
dred words o f their vocabulary, snowshoes on, and lash thy sled with for the door. The song of the men
“ Brothers! The Shuman has spok
and he had likewise conquered food for ninny sleeps and fine tokens broke suddenly, and there was a hub en wisely. The wolves have taken our
their deep gutturals, their Jap
bub of many voices as he whirled the women, und our men are childless.
anese Idioms, constructions, and hon shaft turn thy face to where the mid-
old woman roughly to her couch of We are grown to a handful.
orific and agglutinative particles. So
wolves hnve taken our warm furs and
he made oration after their manner, land, and journey to this great chief’s
“ Again I cry—listen, O Thllng-Tln- given for them evil spirits which dwell
satisfying their instinctive poetry-love hunting grounds. There thou .«halt neh 1 The wolf dies with teetti fast- In bottles, und clothes which come not
with crude flights of eloquence and j make big presents, and Thling-Tinneh,
locked. and with him there shall sleep from the beaver or the lynx, hut are
After who is my son. shall become to thee
ten o f thy strongest men—men who made from the grass. And they are
Thling-Tinneh and the Shaman had ns * father. In his lodge there Is a
are needed, for the hunting is hut be not warm, and our men die o f strunge
responded In kind, he made trifling mniden Into whom I breathed the
gun, and the fishing Is not many moons sicknesses. I, the Fox, have taken no
presehts to the menfolk. Joined In their hrenth of life for thee. This maiden
away. And again, o f whut profit should woman to w ife; and why? Twice have
singing, and proved an expert in their shult thou take to wife.’
I die? I know the custom o f thy peo the middens which pleaseil me gone to
flfty-two-stiek gambling game.
“ O chief, thus spake the great raven;
ple; thy share o f my wealth shall la- the camps o f the Wolf. Even now I
It was slow work and a stiff game; thus do I lay many presents at thy
very small. Grant me thy child, and have laid by skins o f the beaver, of
but Scruff Mackenzie maneuvered fe e t; thus and I come to take thy
It shall all he thine. And yet ugaln, the moose, of the cariboo, lhat I might
cunningly, with an unconcern which daughter I”
my brothers will come, and they are win favor In the eyes of Thling-Tin
served to puzzle the Sticks. He took
The old man drew his furs about him many, and their maws are never filled; neh, that I might marry Zarlnska, hts
great care to impress the men that with crude consciousness Of royalty, and the daughters o f the raven shall daughter. Even now are her snow-
he was a sure shot and a mighty hunt- but delayed reply while a youngster bear children In the lodges of the wolf. shoes bound to her feet, ready to break
er, and the camp rang with his plaudits crept in, delivered a quick message My people are greater than thy people. trail for the dogs of the Wolf. Nor do
when h ■ brought down a moose at six to appear before the council, and was It is destiny. Grant, and all this I speak for myself alone. As I have
hundred yards. Of a night he visited gone.
done, so has the bear. He, too, hud
wealth is thine.”
iu Chief Thling-Tlnneh's lodge o f
“ o white man, whom we have named
Moccus*. s were crunching the mow fain been the father o f her children,
moose and cariboo skins, talking big moose-killer. b !« o no-.n as the wolf, without. Mackenzie threw his .
to and many skins has he cured there
and dispensing tobacco with a lavish and the sot- of the w olf! We know cock, and loosened the twin colts ... U1 r to. I speak for all the young men who
hand. Nor did he fail to likewise thou contest o ' a mighty race; we are b elt
know not wives. The wolves are ever
honor the Shuman; for he realized the proud to have thee our potlach guest;
hungry. Always do they take the
“ Grant, U chief I”
The Son o f the Wolf
By JAC K LONDON
choice meat at the killingi To the If not? Goad! The W olf is weary o f]
ravens are left the leavings.
ipeeeh. Yet once again will he say
“There is Gugkla !” he cried, bru- he law : ‘Whoso tuketh the life o f one
! tally pointing out one of the women, Wolf, the forfeit shall ten of his people
who was a cripple. “ Her legs nre bent •pay.’
like the ribs of a birch canoe. She
Mackenzie smiled as he stepped hack
cunnot guther wood nor carry the meat to his old position, but at heart he was
of the hunters. Did the wolves choose full o f trouble. The night wus yet dark.
The girl came to his side, and he lis
“ AI ! ai !” vociferated his tribesmen. tened closely as she told of the Beur’s
‘T here is Moyri, whose eyes are battle-tricks with the knife.
crossed by the evil spirit. Even the
The decision was for war. In a ,
babes are uffrighted when they gaze trice, scores o f moccasins were widen
upon her, and It Is said the bnld-face ing the space of beaten snow by the j
gives her the trail. Wus she chosen?” Ore. There was much chatter Hbout,
the seeming defeat of the Shaman; 1
Again the cruel appluuse rang out.
“ And there sits Plschet. She does Rome averred he had but withheld his I
not hearken to my words. Never has power, while others conned past events|
she heard the cry of the chit-chat, the and agreed with the Wolf. The Beari
voice o f her husband, the babble of her came to the center of the battlei
child. She lives In the white silence. ground, a long nuked huntlng-knlfe'
, Oared the wolves aught for her? No! ; of Russian make In fyis hand. The
Theirs Is the choice of the kill ; ours Fox called attention to Mackenzie's
revolvers: so he stripped his belt,
“ Brothers, It shall not be! No more buckling It about Zarlnska, Into whose
shall the wolves slink among our camp hands he also Intrusted hls rifle. She
shook her head that she could not
fires. The time Is come.”
A great streamer of fire, the aurora shoot—small chance had a woman to
borealis, purple, green and yellow-, shot handle such precious things.
“Then, If danger come by my back,
: across the zenith, bridging horizon to
horizon. With held thrown back and cry aloud, ‘My husband I* N o; thus.
arms extended, i.e swayed to his ’My husband!’ ”
He laughed as she repeated It,
“ Behold ! The spirits of our fathers pinched her cheek und re-entered the
have arisen and great deeds are afoot circle. Not only In reach and stature
hud the IU-ar the udvautuge of him,
this night 1”
He stepped back, and another young but hls blade was longer by a good
Scruff Mackenzie had
man somewhat diffidently came for two inches.
ward, pushed on by his comrades. He looked Into the eyes of men before,
j towered a full head above them, his and he knew It was a man who stood
| broad chest defiantly bared to the against him; yet he quickened to the
frost. He Rwung tentatively from one ' glint o f light on the steel, to the dom-
foot to the other. Words halted upon I inant pulse of his race.
his tongue, and he was 111 at ease. His
Twice he pricked the Beur, getting
face was horrible to look upon, for It away unscathed; but the third time
I had at one time been half torn away caught, und to save himself, free
by some terrific blow. At last he struck hands closed on fighting hands, and
his breast with his clenched fist, draw they came together. Then did he rea
ing sound ns from a drum, and his lize the tremendous strength of hls op
voice rumbled forth as the surf from ponent. Hls muscles were knotted la
an ocean cavern,
painful lumps, and cords and tendons
“ I am the Bear—the Sliver-Tip and threatened to snap with the strain;
the Son o f the Silver-Tip! When my yet nearer and nearet- came the Rus
voice w-as yet as a girl’s, I slew the sian steel. He tried to break away,
lynx, the moose, and the cariboo ; when but only weakened himself. The fur-
it whistled like the wolverines from clad circle closed in, certain of and
under a cache, I crossed the Mountains unxlous to see the final stroke. But
o f the South and slew three o f the with wrestler’s trick, swinging partly
White Rivers ; when It became as the to the side, he struck at his adversary
roar o f the Chinook, I met the bald- with hls head.
faced grizzly, but gave no trail.”
Bear leuned back, disturbing hls cen
At this he pnused, his hand signifi ter of gravity.
cantly sweeping across his hideous this, Mackenzie tripped properly and
threw hls whole weight forward, hurl
“ I am not as the Fox. My tongue is ing him clear through the circle Into
frozen like the river. I cannot muke the deep snow. The Beur floundered
great talk. My words are few. The out and came back full tilt.
Fox says great deeds are afoot this
“ Oh, my husband 1” Zarlnska’s voice
night. Good ! Talk flows from his rang out, vibrant with danger.
tongue like the freshets of the spring,
To the twang of a bow-string, Mac
hut he Is chary o f deeds. This night kenzie swept low to the ground, and a
shall I do battle with the Wolf. I bone-barbed arrow passed over hitn
shall slay him, and Zarinska shall sit into the breast of the Bear, whose mo
j by my Are. The Bear has spoken."
mentum carried him over hls crouch
Though pandemonium raged about ing foe. The next Instunt Mackenzie
him, Scruff Mackenzie held his ground. was up und ubout. The Bear lay mo
“ Brothers! The White Mnn, whom tionless, but across the fire. was the
ye have chosen to call the Wolf, came Shuman, drawing a second arrow.
among you with fair words. He was
Mackenzie's knife leaped short in
not like the Innult; he spoke not lies. the air. He caught the heavy blade by
He came as a friend, as one who would the point There was a flash o f light
be a brother. But your men have had as it spanned the fire. Then the Shu
their say, and the time for soft words man, the hilt alone appeurlug without
I Is past. First, I will tell you that the hls throat, swayed a moment und
Shaman has an evil tongue and Is a pitched forward Into the glowing em
false prophet, that the messages he bers.
spnke are not those of the Fire-Brlng-
Click 1 click !—the Fox had pos
j er. His ears are locked to the voice of sessed himself o f Thllng-TInueh’s rifle
the raven, and out o f his own head he and was vainly trying to throw a shell
weaves cunning fancies, and he has Into place. But he dropped It at the
made fools of you. He has no power. sound of Mackenzie's laughter.
When the dogs were killed and eaten,
“ So the Fox has not learned the
and your stomachs were heavy with way o f flip plaything? He Is yet a
untanned hide and strips of moccasins ;
woman. Come! Bring It, that I may
when the old men died, and the old
show thee 1”
women died, and the babes at the dry
The Fox hesitated.
dugs of the mothers died: when the
"Come, I say-”
land was dark, and ye perished as do
He slouched forward like a beaten
the salmon In the fall; ay, when the
famine was upon you, did the Shaman
"Thus, and thus; so the thing Is
bring reward to your hunters?
done.” A shell flew Into place und the
the Shaman put meat In your bellies?
trigger was at cock as Mackenzie
Again I say, the Shaman is without
brought it to shoulder.
power. Tints ! I spit upon his face !”
“The Fox has said great deeds were
Though taken aback by the snerl-
afoot this night, and he spoke true.
lege, there was no upftmr. Some of
the women were even frightened, hut There have been great deeds, yet
least among them were those o f the
among the men there was an uplifting,
as though in preparation or anticipa Fox. Is he still Intent to take Zarin
tion of the miracle. All eyes were ska to his lodge? Is he minded to
turned upon the two central figures. treud the trail already broken by the
The priest renllzed the crucial mo- j Shaman and the Bear? No? Good!”
Mackenzie turned contemptuously
inent, felt his power tottering, opened [
his mouth In denunciation, but fled and drew hls knife from the priest’s
backward before the truculent advance, throat.
“ Are any of the young men so mind
upraised fist, and flashing eyes of
ed? If so, the W olf will take them by
Mackenzie, lie sneered and resumed.
“ Was I stricken dead? Did the light two and three till none are left. No?
ning burn me? Did the stars fall from Good. Thling-Tinneh, I now give thee
the sky and crush me? lisli ! I have ; this rifle a second time. If in the days
done with the dog. Now will I tell you \ to come thou shouldst Journey to the
o f my people, who nre the mightiest of country o f the Yukon, know thou that
all the peoples, who rule in all the ! there shall always he u place and
lands. At first we hunt ns I hunt, alone. ' much food by the fire of the Wolf.
After that we hunt In parks; and at | The night Is now passing Into the day.
last, like the cariboo-run, we sweep j T go, but I tnuy come again. And fot
across ull the land. Those whom we ! the last time, remember the Law of
take into our lodges live; those who the W olf!”
lie was supernatural In their sight
will not come die. Zarlnska Is n come- :
ly maiden, full and strong, lit to be- I an he rejoined Zurinska. She took her
come the mother o f wolves. Though I place at the head of the team, und the
die, such shall she become; for my dogs swung Into motion. A few mo
brothers are many, and they will fol ments later they were swallowed up
low the scent o f my dogs. Liston to hy the ghostly forest. Till now Mac
the Law of the W olf: Whoso tuketh kenzie hud waited ; he slopped Into hls
the life o f one Wolf, the forfeit shall snowshoes to follow.
"H as the Wolf forgotten the five
ten of his people pay. In many lunils
has the price been paid ; In many lunds long plugs?"
Mackenzie turned upoa the Fox an
shall It yet be paid.
“ Now will I deal with the Fox and grily ; then the humor o f It struck
the Bear. It seems they have cast eyes him.
“ I will give thee one short plug.”
upon the maiden. So? Behold. I huve
“ As the Wolf sees fit,” meekly re
bought her I Thling-Tinneh leans up
on the rifle; the goods o f purchase sponded the Fox, stretching out hls
are by his lire. Yet will I be fair to thè band.
young tnen. To the Fox, whose tongue
The Heart and Reason.
Is dry with ray words, will I give of
The heart has reasons which the rea
tobacco five long plugs. Thus will his
mouth he wetted thnt he may muke son does not know. It Is the heart
much noise In the council. But to the that feels God, not the reason. The
Bear, o f whom I nm well proud, will l ! primary truths are not demonstrable,
give of blankets tw o; of flour, twenty | and yet our knowledge of th *n Is none
cups; o f tobacco, double that o f the i the less certain. Principles ure felt,
F ox; and If he fare with me over the | propositions are pr- v d . Truths may
Mountains of the East, then will I give I he above reason and yet not contrary
him a rifle, mate to Thling-Tlnneh's. to reason.