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He had set out for the purpose of I ground. By a rather prolonged sean.li mony threw his pack to the grouml.
"looking” a suitable bunch o* pine in he found what he sought—the “section I and, squatting on his heels, watched
"You-see.” be remafu'
the northern peninsula, which at the ’corners" of the tract, on which the gov- | the white man’s preparations. When frieu'.”
time was practically untouched. Ac eminent surveyor had long ago marked I the meal was cooked he coolly pre
In the days that followed Th-
cess to the interior could only be ob the "descriptions.’’ A glance at the I duced a knife, selected a clean bit of
abotl it the great wood*,
tained on foot or by river. The South map confirmed his suspicions. The : hemlock bark and helped himself.
Shore railroad had as yet penetrated slashing lay some two miles north of Then he lit a pipe and gazed keenly slow I
kuew that v ,•» Ueu bt* should <- !,
only as far as Sency. Marquette, Me the sections designated us belonging to about him.
LI* attempt to enlist cousidei'-
nominee and a few smaller places prlvute parties. It was government
“What you do?’ he Inquired after a l.al In an "uuslgbt. eus
along the coast were lumbering near at laud.
long silence, punctuuted by the puffs tuent he would have to be w
home, but they shipped entirely by
Thorpe sat down, lit a pipe tend ilhJ a of tobacco.
piled with statistics.
“Hunt, trap, fish.” replied Thorpe,
First of nil be walked over •»'»■
> Thorpe, with the farsightedness of
L-y at large to find where the be»t tim
lie had that very morning pi.used with equal seuientlousness.
“Good,” concluded the Indian after ber lay. This was a matter of 1 ramp
through beautiful timber lying much
ploitation of the upper country was an nearer the mouth of the river than a ruminative pause.
ing. though often on mi elevation be
affair of a few years only. The north either this or the sections farther south.
That night he slept on the ground succeeded *a climbing a tali tree
would not prove us accessible as It Why had these men deliberately a-w-ud- Next day he made a better shelter than whence he caught birdseye views of
>- í --;--:-¿.-;*‘ ú - l * ú - í ,*>-¿-- l - ü ->-i— :- áú » á - x
now seemed, for the-carrying trade
II;;!“ she cried, kissing her brother, would some day realize that the en ed the stream? Why hud they stolen Thorpe's in less than half the time aud the country nt large. He always car
timber eighteen miles from the bend
ried his gun with ulm uud .was pre
•? no," repirea Thorpe, "unless yo-.t ••You’ve had such a strange winter. tire waterway of the great lakes of when they could equally well have stol wus off hunting before the sun was an pared at a momeut’s notice to seem eu*
fered an unrivaled outlet. With that
hour high. He wiis armed with an
baf.? them, which process will cost yon
“Yes,“ ho replksl absently. “Thlngs discovery would begin a rush to the en Just as good fourteen miles nearer old fashioned smooth bore muzzle load guged lu hunting.
• about S', a thousand. You cun find
new country. lie resolved tn antlcl-
er, and Thorpe was astonished after I Next he ascertained tlu- geographical
any amount of small purchasers at re
Thorpe suddetdy r-.memberid the
location of die dlffereut clumps uud
duced price. You can sell lh'-iu easily were going to toward tho last, and 1 I pate It aud by acquiring hie holdings two dams au<! his Idoa tliat >4p» been In he had become better acquainted with foreafs,
entering the sections, the quar
before general attention slurnld be turn charge of tlie river must be wealthy his new companion's method to find
at $3. That nets you for your million made a little money.“
I that be bunted deer with tine bird shot ter sections, even the separate forties,
"Oh, I’m so glad!” she cg-ted, "Was It ed tluit way to obtain the best.
and n half a little over $4,0<t0 more.
He was without money and prnKi and must Intend operating 0051 lurgt Tlie Indian never expected to kill or in bis notebook, taking In only the "<le-
Under the circumstances 1 do not think much?’
“No,, not much,” he answered. The I rally wi thou t friends, while govern- scale, lie thought he glimpsed it. Aft even mortally wonnd hts game, hut he scrlptfoua" containing the best pine.
that wy request for five thousand is
Finally be wrote accurate notes con
actual figures would have been so mont and state binds cost respectively er another pipe lie felt sure.
nt all exorbitant."
The unknowns were indeed going in would follow for miles the blood drops
Daly laughed. “You are a shrewd much better. "I’ve mode arrangements $2.80 artd $1.25 an acre, cash down. on a large scale. They intended even caused by bis little wounds until the cerning the topography of each and
figurer, and your remarks are Interest with Mrs. Renwick to hire a servant But he relied on the good sense of cap tuully to log the whole of th • Ossa animals In sheer exhaustion allowed t-very pine district—the lay of tlie land,
tlie bills, ravines, swamps and valleys,
girl, so you will have all your time free, italists to perceive from the statistics
ing.” said lie.
basin. For this reason they him to approach close enough tor u the distance from the river, the char
“Will you give $5,000?” askod Thorjxt. and I've paid a year’s tuition for you 1 which his explorations would furnish winamakee
had made their fi-st purchase, planted
"1 will not," i-eplied Daly; then, with ! In the seminary.”
| the wonderful advantages of logging their first foothold, near the beadwa turned with a small buck, tied scientif acter of the soil, ln short, U» could
luted all the Information be
“Oil,” said the girl, and fell silent.
a aud'len change of humo-. "And now
a new countiy with tlie chain of great
;'.:t be cs-
After a time, “Thank you very much. i lakes as shipping outlet at Its very ters. Some day they would buy all the waste parts cut away, but every ounce which the cost of logging
I’ll do a little talking. I’ve listened tv
you Just about as long ns I'm going I Harry dear;” then, after another lnter- door. In return for hts Information standing government pine In the basin, of utility retained.
For this he laid i.-aily too little ex
to. I have Itudway’s cuntract In that . va!. “I tlifuk I'll go get ready for sup- he would expect a half Interest In the but In the meui'time they would steal
all thy could i t a sufficient distance
perlence. ile knew It but determine!
Safe, and I live up to It. I’ll thank you per”
from the lake to minimize the danger
The weak point of his
to go plumb to blazes!”
Instead of getting ready for supper
Thorpe was by no means the first to
The Indian appeared to Intend mak to do l-.is best.
"That's your last word, Is It?’ asked ‘ ■ she paced excitedly up and down her see the money In northern pine. Out- uf discovery. Every stick cut meant ing the birch knoll ills permanent head wbcL :■? scheme lay in ti. it it was going
so much less to purchase later on.
uposslble for lorn 10 allow the
quarters. Thorpe was at first a little to I
tide the big mill districts already
prospi ci' e purchaser a chance to ex-
I “Oh, why didn't he say what ho was named cuttings ot considerable size
suspicious of his new companion, "but
“Then.” said ho slowly and distinctly. I about?” she cried t •> herself. “Why were already under way, the log - front
the man appeared scrupulously honest, amine the pine. 'That dl-Uculfy'Thorp
"I'll 1--H you what I’ll do. ' Intend to ■ didn’t he? Why didn’t he?’
were u. iiilly sold to the ml!l.< of
was never Intrusive aud even seemed hoped to overcome by inspiring pe
collect in full the $1 a thotisain? for the 1 Tlie days, however, passed In the which
Marquette and Menominee.
genuinely desirous of teaching the sonal confidence in himself. If ■»•
three tnlllfons and a half Mr. Railway 1 ! main pleasurably for them both. They
white little tri.-ks ot the woods brought failed to no so be might return with t
l-as delivered to you. In return Mr. ' were fond of one another. Tbo bar But work was on a small scale and
to their perfection by the Indian alone. land looker whom the Investor truste<|
Rfldwny' will purehttao of you nt the rier slowly rising between them wus I with au eye to the Immediate pres.-
He ended by liking him. The two rare uii.l the two coUid re-enact the come-ij
stumpage rates of $2 a thousand the not yet cemented by Lick of affection only. It was accomplished by purchr
ly spoke. They merely sat near each of this sut..mer. Thorpe hoped, how-
million and it Inilf lie fulled to put i 1 on either side, but rather by lack of ing one forty and cutting a do::-
other and smoked. Oue evening the In ever, to avoid the ? necrssl’.y. lie s.
in. That makes n bill against you. belief L11 the other’s affection. Helen Thorpe's map showed often near tiie
dian suddenly remarked:
about a rough e.i.i mute ui tlie timber.
If my figuring Is correct, of Jest ?11- imagined Thorfie’s Interest In her be
One evening ji-a 1 ut sunset Tliorpc
<MK>. You will pay that bill, and I will coming daily more perfunctory. Thorpe whoso coloring indicated private pos
"V hat’s that?" cried Thorpe, star was helping the I’.:.. .. .n shape bis crait
tell you why. Your contract will be fancied his sister cold, unreasoning session. Leguily the owners hud the
| The two men beat there
r.t their task
classed in tiny court as a gambling can and ungrateful. And yet this was but right only to the pine Included in the
"You no hunter, no trapper. You look | tlie dull glow of <-. ■ emng falling upim
tract for lack of conslttorallon. You the vague dust of a cloud. They luarked sections, but if ♦ jy one had
'uni treo for make ’urn lumber.”
them, Behind ;L.<-iu the knoll stood
have no legal standing In the world. 1 could not forgot that but for each other taken the trouble to visit the district
“What makes you think that. Char-' out in pictures*;!.;- re»;-, against tlie
call your bluff, Mr. Duly, and I'll fight they were alone Ln the world. Thorpe he would have found operations going
urn k.-r pines. '* uv i»v>-r rushed by
you from tho drop of flu- lint through delayed his departure from day to day,
"You good man In woods,” replied' with a never
eudi-.ig rear uud turmoil.
every court in Christendom.”
making all tho preparations ho possi coloyed squares would prove to be noth
ing but so many excuses fur being on
Injun Charley seutentlc’.i-!y. "I tell Xb'rou„i, 1. its stai......g uue jU,»»iV»*i, at
“Fight ahead " advised Daly sweotlj bly could at homo.
by way you look at him piue.”
through a mist. Uio su«> aniy peace ot
who know perfectly well that Thorpe’s
Finally Helen came on him busily the ground. The bulk of the pine was
law was faulty. As a matter of fact, unpacking a box which a dray bad li ft stolen from unbougut state or govern
“Charley,” said he, "why are you
A young fellow, hardly more than u
the young mail could have collected at the door. He unwound and laid 011c ment land.
staying here with me?’
Ibis in the old days was a common
Loy. exclaimed with keen delight of th«
on other grounds, but neither was side a Winchester title, a variety of
picturesque us bls canoe shot around
aware of that.
fishing tackle and some other miscella
Thorpe was perfectly conversant with
the bead Into sight of It.
“Furthermore," ptirsnisl Thorpe In nies of the woodsman, rielen was
“Vi'hy are you my friend? What have
The canoe was large aud powerful
addition, "I’ll repent my offer before struck by tho beauty of the sporting
that in all probability many of the col
1 ever done for you?'
1 ut well tilled. Au Indian knelt lu
witnesses, and If I win th* first suit Implements.
“You got ’urn chief’s eys." replied ills lu;- stern, .-.midships was well laden
I'll sue you for the money we could
“Oh, Harry.’” sho cried. Aren’t they ored districts on his map represented
companion, with simplicity.
with dutlle of all descriptions. Ths
have made by purchasing tlie extra fine? What are you going to do with firms engaged in steals of greater or
less magnitude. He was further aware
Thorpe looked at th-- Indian ugaln. young fellow sat lu the bow. de was
million anil a half before it had a them?’
There seemed to be only oue course.
a bright faced, e-gur eyed, curly haired
chance to spoil.”
“Going camping,“ replied Thorpe, tligt most of tlie conccrus stole tl-e tim
"Yes, I’m a lumberman.” he confess young fellow, all enthusiasm and lire.
ber because It was cheaper to steal
This statement had Its effect, for II With his Lead in excelsior.
ed, "and l’tu looking for pine. But, His figure waz trim and clean, but
than to buy, but that they would buy
forced an lunni-dlnte settlemeut bel'01 -
Charley, the men up the river must not ■ rather slender, and ills movements
readily enough if forced to do so in or
tlie pine on the skids should deteriorate.
“Ut>w dot" greeted lice newcomer.
know what I’m after.”
were quick, but nervous. When he
Helen's eyes lit up with a fire of de der to prevent its acquisition by anoth
Daly lounged back with a little mure
Thorpe knew that meh occXqAud Ui
"They gut 'urn pine,” interjected the i stepped carefully out on the fiat rock
er. tn his exploration, therefore, he de
light. "How nice! May I go with cided to employ tlie utmost circumspec so precarious a business would ¿uukfldn- Indian like a flash.
to which bls guide brought tlie canoe
"Anil, lastly,” concluded Thorpe, play you?” she cried.
"Exactly,” replied Thorpe, surprised | with a swirl ef the puddle oue Initiat
tion. Ho would pose as a hunter and ly ou the watch. At the first hint of
ing his trump curd, “the suit from
Thorpe shook bls head.
afresh at the other's perspicacity.
ed would have seen that his clothes,
Start to finish will be published in ev
“I'm afraid not, little glrL It’s go
“Good!" exclaimed Injun Charley und while strong aud serviceable. Lad beeD
For a week he Journeyed through they had selected. But the situation
ery Important paper In this oouutry. ing to be a burd trip u long ways from
magnificent timber, working always
b-juglit from a sporting catalogue.
If you do not believe I liuvo the In anywhere. You couldn’t stand it.”
more and more to the north, until final They undoubtedly wanted the tract With this, the longest conversation
"This Is a good place.” he said to the
fluence to do this you are ut liberty to
"I’m sure I could. Try me.”
ly he stood ou tlie shores ot Superior.
the two had attempted in their peculiar
doubt tho fact.”
"No,” replied Thorpe. ‘1 know you He resolved to follow the shore west
He purposed to look it over carefully, acquaintance, Thorpe was forced to be guide. "We’ll camp here.” Then he
turned up the steep bank without ¡ooh
Daly was cogitating many things. couldn’t We'll be sleeping ou the
I to ascertain Its exact boundaries and
Ho knew that publicity was the lust ground and going on foot through to the month of a fairly largo river what sections It would be necessary to content
called the Ossawlmuuukee. It allowed I
Three days later be was Intensely
"Hello!" he called In a cheerful, un-
thing to be desired. Thorpe’s stati-- much extremely difficult country.”
lu common with most streams of its buy In order to Include It, and perhaps
tnent laid been made In view of tlie
“I wish you'd take me somewhere,” size, hind already taken, but Thorpe even to estimate It lu u rough way. In thankful the conversation had taken embarrassed fashion to Thorpe aud
Charley. "How are you? Care li J
fact that much of tht- business of a pursued Helen. "1 can’t got away this
the accomplishment of this he would
Wliat you making? By
lumber firm is done on credit. He summer unless you do. Why don’t you lu>p*-d to find good timber near the have to spend tho summer and perhaps I After the noon meal be lay on his camp here? What
thought that perhaps a rumor of a big camp somewhere nearer home, so I can mouth. After Bevernl days' hard walk part of the full lu that district. He blanket under the hemlock shelter, Jove! 1 never saw a canoe made be
ault going against the firm might go?”
I ing with this object in view he found could hardly expect to escape notice. > smoking and lazily watching Injun fore. I'm going to watch you. Keep
himself directly n:»rth of a bend In the
weaken confidence. As a matter of
Thorpe arose nail kissed her tenderly. river, so he turned through the woods By the Indications on the river he I 1 Chaney busy over tho making of a right at It”
fact, this consldernt 1 liad no Weight
He s;it ou oue of the outcropping
“I can’t, little girl; that’s all. We’v due south, with the intention of strik judged that a crew of men bad shortly I 1 birch bark canoe.
whatever with the older man, although got our way to make.”
So idly intent was Thorpe on this bowlders and took off his hat.
lug lu 011 the stream. This he succeed
the threat of publicity actually gained
“Say. you've got a great place here'
She understood that be considered
the timber had been rafted and towed piece of construction that he did uot
for Thorpe what lie demanded. The the trip too expenslvo for them both. ed In accomplishing Home twenty miles to Marquette they would return. Hs notice the approach of two men from You here all summer? Hello! Yoa'vu
lumberman feared the noise of an in- At tills moment a paper fluttered from inland, w here also he discovered a well might be able to hide in the forest, but the down stream side. They were got a deer banging up. Are there
di lined mid re*-i-utly us*-il trail leading
Vestigntlon solely and simply beeausi
sooner or later, he was sure, one of the short, alert men, plodding along with many of ’em around here? i d like to
Ills firm, like so many others, was en tho excelsior. Sho picked It up. A up the river. Thorpe eampcsl one night company’s land lookers or bnuti-rs tlie knee-bent persistemy of the W.MXÍ kii: a d»i r first rule. I never have. It’s
gaged nt the time In stealing govern glance showed her 1» total of figuri . at tlie- bend aud then set out to follow would stumble on bls camp. Thun bls walker, dressed lu broad huts, flannel sori cf out of seusou lmw. Isn't It?”
went timber In the upi>er |s-nlusula. that mude her gasp.
shirts, coarse trousers tucked in high
kill tue bucks." rap!totl
It led him for upward ot ten miles very concealment would tel! them laced “cruisers" aud carrying each u Thorp«.
"Here Is your bill,” she said, with u
lie did not call It stealing, but that
was what it amounted to. Thorpe’ h strange choke la her voice, and left the
bulging meal sack looped by a cold
"I like fishing too." went on the boy.
Ing’siimetlnu-S leaving; the river, but great, for. above all things, Thorpe across the shou Idol’s and chest. Both "Are
shot In tho air lilt full.
there any here? lu tha pool?
"He cun spend $l’>0 on his old guns, keeping always In its direction. The
"I think we can arrange a basis ot
were armed with long slender scalers' John." lie called to his guide, “bring me
Settlement,“ lu- said finally. "Bo here but lie can’t afford to lot mo leave this country In general was rolling. Low he had to offer ft. I!e would be ttoV rules. Tlie first Intimation Thorpe re my fishing tackle."
tomorrow morning at 10 with Rail hateful house,” sho complained to the parallel ridges of gentle declivity gild to interest capital, and tluit is a matter ceived of the presence of these two men
In a few moments he was whipping
apple tree. “IIo euu go wuy off lump ed constantly across his way, their
was tlie sound of their voices.
t'ue pool with long, graceful drops of
ing somewhere to have a good time, valh-ys sloping to the river. Thorpe of persuasion ami k-toure.
“Very well." snW Vbor;».
"HeLto, Charley!” said oue of them. the fly. lie proved to la- adept. At
Finally Ills shrewd. Intulttar tJXteJ
"By the wuy," remarked Doty, “I but he leaves me sweltering In tills bad never s* en a grander forest of
"What you doing here? Ain't seen you first tlie Indian's stolid oouutonanA
don't believe 1 know your luiuiu.“
stace the Sturgeon district.”
set-med a trWe doubtful. After- a tima
At the ten mile point ho came upou returned rapidly to libs pack, assumed
don’t cure If he Is supporting me. He
“Thorpe,” wus the reply.
“Mak' 'uui canoe,” replied Charley It cleared.
i a dam. It was a crude dam, built uf the straps aud arrived at the first dam
“Well, Mr. Thorpe,” aald tjio tarn
“Good!" he grunted.
togs, whose face consLsted ot strong about dark of the tong sumiuor zjyy .
bertnan, with «ii*l nng«-r, "If at any I were u mun! I wish 1 were dead“’
“So I see. But what do you expeot to
Tin- other Indian had now finish«?
time there Is anything within my pow Thro-- days later Tliorpe left for the
th:- erection of a tent nnfl had begun to
sheer was tirade ut untairked tiiub*-rs Some fifty feet from the water's edge
er or influence tluit yiai want I’ll are north.
"Beaver, musksst. mluk, otter.”
cook supper over a little slieut iron
told smoothly sldg tiy side at the re a birch knoll supported, besides the
that you don't get It."
quired angle. At present Its gato was Wrch(?s, a single big hemlock. With ' “Trapping, eh?’ tlie man gazed keen «amp stove. Thorpe and ObiM-is* could
CHA ITEM X.
'The whole affair wus finally compro
his belt a_x Tkorpe cleared away the ly at Thorpe's recumbent figure. "Who's smell ham.
mised for $11,000. Rudwuy, gratoful
OR more than a week Thorpe open.
"l’ou’ve got quite a pantry.“ remark
little whito trees. Us stuck the stotrp- i the other fellow?’
beyond expression. Insist«! on Thorpe’s
hiu! Journeyed through the for
Thorpe held Ills breath, then exhntod ed Thorpe.
acceptance of an even thousand, mid
est Ills eqiiipuumt v.us sim
it lma long sigh of relief.
“Won't you oat with tn«?“ prvffi-red
with this money In baud- the latter felt
ple In the extrema. Attached to least, but Its proseuco bewildered him. I the shaggy Uamtock. fastened tho other
“Him white man.” Injun Charley tlie boy hospitably.
justified In taking u vacation Tor the a heavy leather belt of cartridges bung
But Thorpe declined.
purpose of visiting Ida sister.
a two pound axaudasheath knlftx In across togging strenms nt proper In i tant. slanted the rest of the supilugs tnak' 'um buckskin.”
In the course of the evening tlie bey
For tho purposin he hud In view Ids pocket reposed a cumpass, an air tervals In order that the ot>erator may along ous side of this rldgiqjufe nml
The land looker arose lazily and approached the older men's camp and,
$fi00 wtHikl lie none too much. The re- I tight tin of matches aud a map drawn be Independent of the »priug freshets. turned In, aftur a hasty supper, leaving saunter«! toward the groVjK
with charming diffidence, asked per
msluitig T>.«A) ta- luul resolved to tavral ca «Med paper of a
dkvhtod into The device 1* remioou aoscigh. but It I the compb-tbvn of tea patiuuia-ut camp
"Howdji ?* to dnwiat
mlsak-’j to tit »white at their firo.
tn hta sister's coscfort and bzppteios« ut-.liuiu. born« few of the s»-<ttoas is expensive. People do uot bulkl to the morrow.
“It Kim be p-ood th Uf», in th»
¡6 the mortilny he thut<fe<6 «moosi smoklaf?”
lie laid thought the matter over an-1 were ro'. w«4. which ludkuted that they dam* except tn the certztaty «! Rk-
“How are you?* reylfaM sw cf th« w.odi.' he said with 1
iiai! gradually evolved whzt Rjenu'd to belonged to prirate partloa. All Ra yours of logging, and quite extensive the roof of th* sto-ttor,
him mi excellent plan. lie hud already rest was slate or government hind. He lorglng nt that. If the stream happens pnrixiee the thick branches of taimtociiA Ing Ids pouch. Thorpe tilled hL* pipe things tor youreetf. If» so free *
"I just do love this!" be cried again
i;i-ificted it Uy correspqtutcnce with earrted In his hand a r»-;H>atlng rifle. to lx- navigable the promoter must first placing two green spruce logs side by deliberately and returned It with a
Mrs Renwick. It was, briefly, this lie, The pack. If opeiusi, would have lieen get an Improvement charter from u side as cooking range, slung U* p»t 00 heavy lidded glance ot thanks. To all and again. "Oh. it’s- great after all
Thorpe, would nt iutoe litre a servant found to contain a woolen ntul rubber bixird of control appointed by th-- a rod across twtj Torktd stk-ltH. cut appearances he was one of tlie lazy, that fuss down there!“ And he cried It
girl, who would make anything but s'l blanket, fishing tackle, twenty pounds state. So Thorpe knew that he hud ;uid spill n quautlty of wood, SkW’-m! shiftless hunters of the backwoods. so fervently tluit tlie other men present
smiled, but so genuinely that the smile
blankets aud called himself estab
pcfvlslon uuneceaaary ta so small u or so of flour, u package of tea. sugar, to deal not with a lnuid to moutii lum his
Seized with an Inspiration, be said: had in it nothlug but kindliness.
household. The remainder of the moti a Blab of bacon carefully wrapped it: her thief, but with n griMit company lished.
“I came out for a month." said be
preparing to log the country on n big
For some (toys he made ao effort to “What sort of chances le they at your
ey lit i- had alreailj- |uih! for a yViir'i. oiled cloth, salt, a suit of ttud- rwvar ■rate.
over the pine, nor did bt1 intend camp for a little flour? Me and Char- suddenly, “and I guess m stay tlie rest
tuition in the seminary of llui towi mul several ■xtrn pairs of thick mock
of it right here. Ton’ll let me go with
He «»ntlnt’.ed hl* Jottrney. At noon to begin untU be could beware Of doing
Thus Helen gnltied hi r leisure mill mi In- gs. To the outside of tlw pack had
I'll make you boys moccasins. I got you sometimes hunting, won’t yue*
opportunity for study and still retain I* s-n
- strapped 1» frying luin. a tin pal; lie enrnu to m-.etLi r r.t-d similar «tree- so In safety. Ills object now was to some good buckskin.”
I'd. like first rate to kill a deer.”
tyre. Hi re be left bls p i< k and push««! give 1
knoll tbs uppoaai*» of a
-d her hoi;ie In cnee of n-vikue.
1 mi l u cup.
It was tnc usual proposition.
’’Sure,“ said Thorpe. ’*Glad to hare
ahead In light 1 lr.reli'.ng erli-r AI--1.1 trapper's camp.
Thorpe found his sister already :t
mot a human ».
“Fietty good. 1 guess. Come up aud you."
Toward the end < Of the woett be re-
<■ ght miles u'o.-ve the first «lnm am!
-a iteen fro .1 tlx- tx-tel of tih rlv-'t ceivcd Me drst visit tii'Kii.ug wus sqe," advised the K-aler. "The crew's
"My name Is Walla
fl blaze of I,
meetlnj had |xis* d they Kit sld*‘ by
said the boy. with a 1 idden nntnlstah-
he ran info a "slashing" of the ycur ■ drawing on Thorpe was b-iAly en right betxlud ua"
able air of good breer' ding.
Ixfore. The 1' ipltnt«l Htinnp« were - g;,g.-d In cooking a panful of trout,
nut run care
stock of euch other.
already beglnn'ni; to turn brown with 1 Suddenly Iw laxar u a ware pf n pres "I'm buay now makta* trap«.” lie
LiUgb?d TL-sipe, "two old
Helen laid ilex, oped frotn the retool
weather; the taucle of tops mid llni' « 1 eiu-e at l.ls side.
fers like us haven't got much
These latter stated a Iw
child to the uoiu.iu. She wus n timid
pine ami rawhide deadfalls.
"Hew <k>?’ groefcxl the
use for names. Charley here is cr.Jl<?tJ'
was partially <on««i!<-<l by ixq'lat
some girl, posK-ssed of 11 «tender, w. !1
, the township and tli-
They chatted a few momenta Then Gee;
grewths ozh I wild ra pborry vlmo
: nd mine's m arly as bad. but
■ west by number
rounil* -1 form mwl deep Iniwl eytsi, w Ith '¡«Hl
two wagons creaked lurching by, fol I gu •w plain Charley and Harry w.n
Th«- man ww an Indian, s
To l'ln»rpe tails partk-» !».r cl -urlug I
do was to dad rt.< <
the level gaze of her buother. nlthretgh
k-wed by f.ft«-n ar twenty men. Tbe do.'
1 mu. With tla» srulgli’. 1
n fig-ire rather aloof, n f ira ravher Iru-
map. lie k-.tew Just when he came at ones of die gi cutout late
lust of tlx-ee. evidently the foremen,
He wreuihkxl over aud through i the gaze vf Ina raos.
. I-- • ll "h ■ «• t**x'«rbUU> of p:LS-
v. s J»t . ■»! by tl<e •*»-? resile*“«
ugly debris wldcb toe a i our < m ’ twe
!•: ;i I.U.! JI., t^u ut. . Wl.l to l . 'i
InJun Claictey was rett'.ng about ttw '
cunei, re t’w
The lu.kuti .wUhogt UDtaT «V»
«L-AhAD'T, a ft of- tov. J ng i-jx-rattax#
—rejii, ira «nur« ^-—-d lygj »i/d