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I By & Hair's
By D. H. TALMADGE
Copyright, 1001, by I. U. Talmmlse
It once happened that a boy wander
ed away from his home, thus produc
ing distraction therein. He was a lit
tle boy, and his years were few. no
was gone for hours, many hours, of
daylight and darkness, and during the
interval between his going and his
coming, for he returned safe and sound
at last, his mother was prostrated with
nervous apprehension and Ids father's
face aged plainly. The alarm bells
were rung; the community postponed
its business affairs and joined in the
search; the schools were dismissed,
and children vied with men and women
to find the missing, but they were un
successful. They found upon the river bank tracks
made by the boy's small shoes; they
found his straw hat floating upon the
surface of the stream In a heap of
driftwood; they found, trampled in the
sand of the shore, a paper bag bearing
the name of a local confectioner, who
testified that the boy had purchased a
penny's wortli of caramelG that day.
And suspicion became conviction the
boy had been drowned!
The river was dragged until the
night came down, and one boatload of
determined spirits worked grimly with
the chains and hooks by the flickering
light of lanterns until the clocks struck
12. Then, discomlited, they retired to
await the sunrise.
That was a night long to be remem
bered In the town. It was a night of
speechless agony In the boy's home and
of sorrow broken slumber in the homes
of other boys. There is something pe
culiarly sad In the thought of a child's
form alone in black waters under a
starless sky or and this was the faint
est of hopes in the thought of a child
wandering alone In the darkness, cry
ing out his terrified little heart, stum
bling here and there, not. knowing
which way to turn.
Tears were many in the town that
night, but none flowed in the boy's
home. Eyes were dry there and hot.
Lips there wore dry and burning.
Hour after hour the father paced the
floor, looking neither to the right nor
to the left, his sweat cold hands
clinched, his breath bursting from him
as from one who strives to the limit of
endurance at some manual undertak
ing. . The clocks struck 3. The front door
opened and closed with a bang. A cry
indescribable was sounded. The boy
was in ills father's arms.
At daybreak the good news went
forth, and the story was told and told
HKltAN TO TUB FOKM AND KNEIEUESIDE IT
again how the boy had gone to the
river to fish and had crawled out upon
a log the better to get his ridiculous
bent pin of a hook within reach of tho
big, big fish. Thus he told the fale
himself. The log had not been fasten
ed securely, and It had sailed away
with him, far, far away, miles and
miles, almost to Europe, he thought.
Ho was not frightened much. It was
fun until tho river ran between high
bluffs over great stones and tho log
dipped and pitched and rolled. Ho fell
off at last, and a man who had been
watching him from a cavo up In the
bluff enmo rushing down and waded
and splashed and swnm after him and
pulled him out, and turned him upside
down and spanked him to got the
water out, and carried him to a cave,
and built a Are and dried his clothes,
and fed him some luscious dried !u.r
and crackers, and finally, long, long
alter uark, put him upon his back and
gave mm a tlandy ride home.
"He was a real nice man," said the
boy In concluding the account. "He
told mo stories of kings who had heaps
of money and of queens who had so
many jewels they didn't know what to
do. I told him I'd bet they didn't have
any. more money than my papa or any
more Jewels than my mamma, and he
seemed greatly Interested, no didn't
come clear to the house with me, Ho
put. nio down at the comer and told mo
to scoot, and 1 scooted."
"Heaven bless hlinl" said the boy's
parents fervently. "We should like to
see him and thank him for the great
service ho has rendered us."
"I wish you could," returned the boy
earnestly, "no was such a nice man."
One night about two weeks later the
boy's father was awakened by the
sound of a rising window sash, and he
crept from ids bed and took a revolver
from a bureau drawer. Softly be
passed down the stairs, but not so soft
ly that he was not heard by a man
standing by the sideboard In thn dining
room. The man fired a iilstol, and the
boy's father fired In return. The first
shot had no effect. The second had.
When the boy's father turned on the
electric light, the mnn was lying upon
the floor bleeding.
"You've tlxed me, I guess," he said,
grinning in a ghastly sort of way.
"You've hit me in a nerve center or
something. I'm paralyzed. I can't
"Serves you right," grimly comment
ed the father of the boy, and ho tele
phoned for the police.
But before the police came there was
a sound of swishing garments upon the
stairway, and the boy entered the
room. His eyes were wide with won
dor as he looked from his father to the
form upon the floor. Then with a lit
tie cry ho ran to the form and knelt
"Hello!" he said.
"Hello!" was the groaning response,
"How are you, kid?"
"Real well," replied the boy. Then
he turned toward his father. "This is
him," he announced simply.
The boy's father was much affected.
"What!" he ejaculated. "Him! Oh!"
lie also knelt by the wounded man's
side; saying nothing, only trying to
stanch the flow of blood, and while he
worked the police arrived.
He arose, confronting the officers. "I
have made a terrible mistake," he said
to them. "I thought this man was an
enemy to my household, and he was
not. You are not needed. I'm sorry I
put you to so much trouble. If one of
you will step to the telephone and tell
Dr. Bigley to come here at once, I
shall be obliged. After that you may
The burglar was nursed back to
health in that home. Ho was there
three weeks. Ho should, for the sake
of the story, have gone Into the world
a better man, but ho did not. Six
weeks afterward ho was arrested lii
another city on a charge of burglary,
convicted and sentenced to seven
years' penal servitude. A short time
prior to his arrest the boy's father re
cefved a letter from him, inclosing $15
in currency. It said:
Dear Sur Here3 for my bord durln my plcsant
stay at yure house. Ido like to square the docs
bill to but Ime flyin to lite. Regards to kid.
Yures truly, James Urockles.
The father of the boy read the letter
Feveral times and pondered much,
"The man's bad tendencies," lie told
himself, "outweigh the good by only
the fraction of a hair. Poor fellow!"
Lord Wolseley used to tell of three
subalterns who were In tho trenches
before the Redan Wolseley," Gerald
Graham and Charles Gordon. When
they were relieved at night, the gigan
tic Graham, tho perfect typo of the
sworder, used to pick himself out of
tho trench and walk straight to his
tent, careless of the fact that he was
making himself a cock shot for tho
Russian marksmen. Evening after
evening the Russian soldiers used to
gather more and more thickly, but
Graham would take no advice. He
wnsn't going "to bother about those
Garnet Wolseley, with ambition even
then to be one day tho commander in
chief, used to crawl through the very
slush of the trench on his hands and
knees for a hundred yards or so before
ho got up and made a bee lino for his
tent. Ho did not mean to bo shot if he
could, help It.
"And Gordon?" tho listener asked
"Oh, Gordon," said Wolseley; "Gordon
was funny. Sometimes he would crawl
with mo and tho very next evening got
up, hook arms with Graham and go off
talking eagerly." Candid Friend.
Two EspreNRloitN of Peel,
Was there over a more mordant nnd
sardonic stroke of description than
that O'Connell gave of Peel's blood
lessuess? "Ills smile was like tho sil
ver plate on a coflln."
Less scathing, hut less witty also,
was his description of a lady of a sim
ilar repellant teniperament, "She had
till the characteristics of n poker, ex
cept its occasional warmth."
"Why do you. put so many Latin quo
tations Into your speeches?" nsked the
friend. "I'm sure most of us don't un
"That's Just tho point Misery loves
company. I want to bo sure there h
some one besides myself who doesn't
know precisely what I am talking
Itnliert Toontba' Advice.
A lawyer sent to Robert Toombp
once and asked what he should charge
i client In a case to which Mr. Toombs
had Just listened in tho courthouse.
"Well," said Toombs,, "I should charge
$1,000, but you ought to have $5,000,
for you did a great many things that 1
would not have done." i
Customer (looking in at door): "Oh, I'll call again later."
Barber: "Come in, sir. Won't keep you a minute, sir. This won't
take me long, sir."
"Willie Jones' mother makes him go to Sunday school every Sunday."
"Why do you say she makes him go?"
"'Cause he goes."
Judge: "Did the prisoner Indu Ide
Prosecutor: "No, sir; I never knew
him to take anything but whisky."
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