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THE CANYON OF THE COLORADO.
knows!— perhaps you might drag him
back even yet. If you would. He didn't
seem to me to want to live when they
Behold the realm where Colorado flows!
brought him In, but----- ”
Here countless centuries have wrought their will
She nodded, and sank on her knees,
In forms majestic with Impellent skill;
catching In her cold hands the hand
Cathedrals reared their naves from this repose,
twitching at the sheet
With pomp of giant pinnacle where glows
Her vain and foolish thoughts had
The sunset; and a stream, that scarce might fill
vanished; her cravings for excitement
An emperor’s chalice, carved Its way until
and her distaste for her home, they too,
The sculptures of a million years uprose.
were things surely of a past long since
And from the Imbedded silence of this stone—
forgotten. She only remembered, with
Strange hieroglyphic tomb of time's decay—
bitter remorse, the cold letters which
The river’s voice forever stronger grown,
had been all that she gave John to
A sunlit spirit In Its shadowing clay.
make up for her long absence; for,
Sings to the soul, that makes Impatient moan.
from the delirious murmurs that fell
And speeds It blithely on unto the open Day.
now from his lips, she was able to
— Harper’s Weekly.
understand, If only but dimly, what
pain they had given him. And she
strove, as surely no woman had ever
striven before, to draw him back from
that mysterious borderland toward
which he was drifting fast.
"John!” she cried, “ can't you hear
me, dear? Come back! I am sorry!
Only come back to me, John! I could
not bear to lose you! John, my dear
The doctor stood there, waiting and
watching, till presently that hoarse,
HE sat with lowering eyes In the takable odor of stable which Thomas
delirious voice stopped. The man
train, which rushed along through carried about with him.
turned his head slowly on the pillow
town and village, past farm and
John had not even thought It worth and, for the first time, faint recogni
hedgerow, and wondered what had In while to come and meet her; he was
tion shone In his eyes. He tried to
duced her to choose this odious ex not at the door. And the Iron gates
move, but a spasm of pain caught him;
press, when a slow train would have swung back on their rusty hinges with
only his hand moved In hers.
done Just as well.
a hideous scream of welcome as they • "W hy,
Her head ached, and she looked for passed through and pulled up at the
“ you've come back!”
ward with a feeling of Intense dislike porch, where her pet flowers were
And, turning to her, he closed his
to her homecoming.
drooping and withering. No one had eyes— and fell asleep.
Behind her lay all the things that cared for them, she supposed, during
The doctor stepped forward and
made life worth living; before her her absence.
looked at him.
were only stagnation and dullness un
The hall was dark and silent when
“ He'll do now,” he said; “ he's
speakable. O f course, there was John. sl)e went In; but her Imperious ringing asleep. The danger Is over.”
Here she sighed.
But then John of a bell which stood on the table
Her homecoming remained ever with
was dull, too; all her life at home brought a fresh-looking countrywom
her a memory, tender, salutory, unfor-
might be classed under that heading. an running from the kitchen.
getable. Perhaps she realized that In
She knew exactly what It would be gave a startled cry at sight of her striving vainly after a shadow she bad
so nearly lost the substance, without
“ Thank God you’re here, ma’am,”
. There would be the cart to meet her.
which her life would only have been
Instead of a luxurious brougham such she said. “ W e thought you mightn't barren and dreary. The lesson had
as she had reveled In at Revelstone. come In time.”
been a bitter one, but she never for
Her mistress stared at her.
There would be the loutish groom to
got It.— Farm and Home Sentinel.
"In time?” she said coldly; “ and
for what, pray? Where Is your mas
8 T O R K S W I F T E 8 T B IR D .
"Didn’t you get the doctor’s telegram U n s s l a l r C r e a t u r e C an O u tflx A n y
this morning, ma'am?”
O t h e r W i n g e d T h in g .
“ No. What Is wrong? Speak, wo
Certain species of ducks hare long
been accredited by naturalists with be
“ The master met with an accident ing the fleetest o f winged creatures and
yesterday evening— thrown from his this view has been generally accepted
horse. He was riding that black devil, by all, according to the Philadelphia
They said, ma'am— it’s a Inquirer. Now comes the Information,
sad home, coming for you.”
based on scientific Investigation, that
“ Well, what did they say? Go on! the generally accepted belief is an
Tell me; I can bear anything.”
error. It has been discovered that the
“ They said he wouldn’t last the stork can outfly any other winged
night, but he did. He's alive now. creature— can outstrip any animal that
Will you go up, ma'am? The doctor Is breathes In covering space. A fright
ened Jack rabbit In comparison looks
She turned and went up the shal as If he's standing still. Not only do
SHE S A T W IT H L O W E R IN O E TE S.
low stairs In silence. On the landing the stork and northern bluethroat fly
drive her, and the keen wind blow she paused, looked fearfully at a closed with incredible speed, but they are
ing from over the moors, cutting door which faced her. Behind that able to maintain this gait for 1,000
through veil and wrap and bringing John lay dying. The words beat them or even 2,000 miles at a stretch, ap
selves Into her numb brain, and a parently Indefinitely.
tears to her eyes.
Evidence has been collected recent
She shut her eyes and cast herself spasm of fear convulsed her cold,
back Into the past four weeks, living haughty face. Her hand groped for ly which shows that the bluethroat
over again every delightful moment, the door handle, but before she could flies from Central Africa to the shores
crowded with excitement and pleas turn It some one from Inside opened o f the North Sea, a distance o f 1,000
ure, scented with perfumes, flowers; the door and stepped ou t It was the miles, In less than a day and a night
making It, moreover, In one uninter
hsard again the sensuous throbbing of doctor.
He read the unspoken question In rupted flight
violins and the thunders of applause.
The storks which spend their sum
She saw again the women In their her eyes, and shook his bead slightly.
“ There Is Just a hope; I can't say mers in Austria-Hungary and their
wonderful gowns and Jewels; the men.
so different to the dull creatures she more,” he said In a low voice. “ Tea, winters In India and Central Africa
met every day at home, and slow you can go In. Nothing can hurt him are also marvelous travelers and make
tears forced their way from under her now, poor rellow! You got my wire?” their Journeys twice a year In un
“ No; I heard nothing till five min broken flight each time. From Buda
closed eyelids. She had burled herself
pest to Hungary, to the Lahore, in
alive In that place, that was what utes ago.”
“ Poor soul!” muttered the doctor, India, la 2,400 miles in an air line,
they all told her— the women, openly,
and the men— well, she was young and and then stood aside for her to go and the st<frks make the Journey In
pretty, and had a ready wit, so what Into the room where John lay In the 24 hours, thus traveling at the rate
dim light, his face turned to the win of 100 miles an hour for the whole
could you expect?
There, In the depths of the country, dow, his unseeing eyes wide open, bis distance. The storks which spend the
summer In Central Europe and winter
where turnips were more plentiful lips babbling hoarsely always o f her.
She never knew how long she sat In Central Africa travel with the same
than people, she might as well be oid
and ugly and stupid; there was no one there, dumb, tearless, blind and deaf to rapidity.
to appreciate her except John, and he everything but that still figure, that
S lim E a tin g .
hardly counted, for, like the poor, he hoarse, broken voice.
“ Do you think there ia any differ
was always with her; and It Is a true
The doctor stood on the other side of ence In a man’s weight Refore he eats
trite saying that familiarity In some the bed and waited and watched.
hla meal and afterwarda?" asked the
cases does breed contempt.
Once his quick eye caught the flick boarding bouse lady.
H alf an hour later she was driving er of light In the wide-open eyes. He
“ Well, not If he gets the meal here.”
along in the teeth o f an October wind swiftly passed round and whispered replied the thin boarder.— Yonkers
behind the dun-colored mare, who Into the woman's ear:
stepped It gallantly. If a trifle clumsy.
“ I f he can be dragged out o f that
Her discontented eyea dwelt on the torpor be may do,” he said; “ there's
The sixteen jeer-old girl thinks she
somewhat worn harness, and her deli Just that chance. But at preeent he la m lghtj sweet, bat the little girl of
cate nose sniffed In disgust the anmls- Is drifting away fa s t Perhaps— God seven or eight can beet her l mile.
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in S a n F ra n c isc o .
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States, If, Indeed, not the largest in the
whole world, has recently been con
structed near San Francisco. This
gigantic mill Is located directly on the
•cean beach, near the famous seal
rocks. It is used for pumping water
up Into Golden Gate Park.
The huge, strong wooden tower sup
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It is 40 feet square at the base, se
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upward, assuming a round shape.
There are four Immense wooden
arms, or vanes. Each arm measures
80 feet from the center or hub— thus
making a diameter of 100 feet In de
scribing the circle. The wind vanes
are 6 feet wide and extend nearly the
entire length of the huge arms.
This windmill Is located upon a
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The water Is taken from the wells
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four miles up Into an Immense reser
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the ocean beach. From this reservoir
the water Is distributed in all direc
tions through the park.
During the dry, hot season the arms
o f tills giant windmill are kept whirl
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demand. As the mill stands on the
wide, open beach, there is rarely, if
ever, any lack of wind; In fact, the
winds oeasionally blow with such vio
lence that the mill Is compelled to he
shut down, as it would be risky to at
tempt to run it during a fierce gale.
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