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EASTERN CLACKAMAS NEWS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1927
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CHAPTER XII— Continued
"But I am. It la Impossible to avoid
knowing It. When Raxon get* those
letters nothing can save Mr. MeKlm-
ber from constant humiliation. I f you
had heard the tone Raxon used you
would understand better. He will
compel Mr. McKlmbcr to do all the
little and big disgraceful things that
might hurt the new Raxon's reputa
tion. The record Mr. McKlmber has
built up will be trailed In the mud.
Robin has told me so much about his
father. 1 have hoard so much of the
acts of kindness which he hides from
the world. He has educated hundreds
of poor children, for example, and peo
ple don't know It because of that
rather bluff, overbearing manner.
How can I deny having helped to send
the fnther of my Robin to disgrace?"
(She was silent for a moment. “ I can
see him losing his self-respect und
sinking lower and lower. Ills wife
and son won't understand. It will be
horrible for them. I have sent away
the man I love believing that I am
heartless, without faith or honor. And
I can never open my lips to Justify
myself. There Is nothing that can
save either of us.”
"Don't say that,” Malet cried. He
was deeply moved. “ There is always
a way out when It It right that there
should be. And If ever a thing was
light, It Is that you and he should be
long to one another. Something shall
“ There Is nothing any one can do,"
“ Doesn’t one exaggerate after din
ner?" he laughed. “ My niece, go to
bed and sleep. The least of all your
uncles Is on the Job.”
It was to Peter MUman that he
first addressed himself. ‘‘Mllman,’’
he began, “ I ’m very much Interested
In the outcome of a romance that be
gan under my eyes at Great Rock.”
Malet flung himself down In a chair
und lighted a cigarette. “ You know
that to men of middle age who have
of necessity passed by the time of
love and roses there Is something very
fascinating In seeing splendid youth
In Its great moments.”
Peter Mllman did not show his vis
itor that this Interruption was unwel
come. Mllman was engaged In plan
ning how to get Paul Raxon to this
house eager and yet unsuspecting.
And Floyd Malet was beginning to
talk of love and youth.
“ I suppose so,” he assented cour
“ I ’m talking about Nlta," Malet
went on. "I suppose hundreds of men
have fallen under her fascinations."
He laughed a little ruefully. "I am
one of the oldsters who admit It.”
“ So do I,” said the other. “ To me
she Is one of the most lovely creatures
I have ever met."
“The man she fell In love with—”
“ She fell In love with?" Mllman
demanded. “ Really that’s Interesting.
Her father did not tell me." “ Who
“ Young McKlmber, Robin by name."
“ He will be very rich," said Mllman,
“ and Barnes' objections can be over
ruled. I have never met the McKlm-
bers, but he is said to be a man of
“They can't possibly marry,” Malet
declared. “ She has broken It off with
him, and she won’t change her mind.
Poor child, It was a wound that may
“ Why, If she loves him and he loves
her, should she do that?”
"Because she knows that she Is act
ing for the enemies of his father.”
"W e are not Mr. McKlmber's en
emies," Mllman retorted.
“ We are going to put In Raxon’s
hands what will make McKlmber for
ever his slave. That’s not too strong
a term. We are going to sell McKlm
ber body nnd soul to Paul Raxon. Do
you suppose, knowing that, Nlta can
marry McKlmber’s son?”
Mllman frowned. "Dear, dear," he
said, almost testily, “ Nlta went there
for a definite purpose which had as
much to do with her father personally
ns It had for you, Bradney, or myself.
These complications are annoying,
most annoying, but they cunnot affect
“ My dear Mllman," Malet said, "If
you are blaming Nlta for falling in
love, you are making the first absurd
remark I have ever heard to drop
from your lips. Love comes unsought,
unexpected, often In Its beginnings
unwanted. I tell you I saw the whole
thing. She held back; she tried to
avoid him, but the circumstances were
such that she could not There were
dances and tennis parties, riding ex
peditions and golf. Nlta could not
run away. Bhe was, as you remarked,
there for a definite purpose. Robin Is
as splendid In his way as she is. I
think he is as badly broken up as
Nlta. You see, he cannot understand
It. Naturally she cannot give him
even a hint of I t ”
SE R VIC I
“ I ’m Immeasurably sorry you had
to tell me this," said Peter Mllman.
“ Why?" Malet demunded.
“ Because It Infuses an element of
bitterness In what was wholly a mood
of victory. I am sorry for them both,
but Is It not possible that you with
your artist's sensitiveness have put
this In too vivid a light?"
" I f anything, I ’ve understated it."
Malet could see that Peter Mllman
was genuinely disturbed.
"Let me put it nnothcr way. Is It
not possible that you, with your ready
sympathy, have Imagined the tem
porary lnfntuatlon that Is so often
seen In house parties to be a grande
passion, something epic, as was the
love of Dante for Beatrice Portlnnrl?”
“ Mllman,’’ said Malet slowly, ‘i f I
could believe you were right, I should
be perfectly happy. But I saw them
together. I spoke to each of them
when they had said good-by. No, It
was the real thing. They will never
completely recover. Nlta has sluln
her own happiness because of the loy
alty she thinks she owes to us."
“ Thinks," Mllman repented.
there any doubt about that? Was It
lightly, do you suppose, that I
stooped to what we have done? I
have never deluded myself nbout It.
We have done what men of honor do
not attempt. What punishment Rnxon
deserves Is not ours to administer.
Peter Mllman Paced up and Down
After I have forced him to pay, I
shall never be quite the clean man I
was. I shall be something a little
less. I knew this very well before I
Invited you to Join me. You must
not expect me to be swerved by any
“ Do you think I am trying to swerve
you, as you call It?”
“ For what other purpose have you
told me this? You have said. In so
many words, that If we do as we have
planned we are breaking Nita's
“ You will be," Malet asserted, “ but
you’ll never know It from her. That’s
how she defines loyalty.”
“ Have you forgotten what your life
has been of late and to whom you
owe all your unhappiness?”
" I am past fifty,” Malet answered,
"and what Is left of my life seems
very small and unimportant when I
compare It with the happiness that
Is owed Nlta.”
“ By comparison I see myself In a
very poor light,” Mllman answered.
“ But there Is Barnes to think of, and
Malet sighed. “ It was too big a
thing to expect. I had to tell you
what your victory meant to Nlta. I
was going to appeal to the others, but
as you have refused. It will not be of
Peter Mllman paced up and down
the room. What Malet bad said
made him unhappy. Chivalrous by
nature, Just, and not embittered by
what life had brought him. he was
confronted with a situation unparal
leled lu hts career. He remembered
noticing that Nlta was depressed, un
like her vivid, Joyful self. She had
drooped like a tall Illy. Now he knew
why. And, knowing It, the task of
disciplining Ituxon lost Its savor.
" I have not refused definitely," he
said. “ I must think It over In ull Its
hearings. In the end there Is little
doubt but I shall liuve to decide
ugalnst you. I wish It had not hap
pened. I am unsettled.” Suddenly
he held out his hand to the mun who
was willing to do the magnificent
thing und make the sacrifice gludly. "1
must add to my strong personal liking
for you un Increased respect. Not
many would do us you huve done.
Come and see me about this before
Fleming Bradney was smoking a
last pipe when Malet entered his
room. The physicist was relaxed and
happy. Ills domestic duties hud been
a strain, and he was now concerned
with the growing of his heurd.
"Fleming,” Malet began, "do you
“ Like her?" Bradney said warmly.
“ She Is the most delightful girl I have
ever met or hope to meet. She Is the
only woman who has ever made me
wish I was as young and good look-
ink as Robin McKlmber. If she were
my daughter, I should think fortune
had mude up for everything else."
“ You must huve noticed she wus
looking rather unhappy?”
“ I taxed her with It. It’s the strain
she's been living under. She will soon
“ She ll never be really happy again.
Fleming, If her father wins, she loses.
Our victory Is won at the cost of part
ing her from the man she loves, the
man who loves her well enough to
risk losing his fortune."
Malet told Bradney In almost the
same words whut he had Just told
Peter Mllman. The first rush of sym
pathy which Bradney felt for the lov
ers wus tempered on reflection when
he considered whut the effect of yield
ing to It would mean. The work he
believed he had to accomplish In the
world would not be done. Again he
would bo compelled to seek some un
congenial position. He said as much
to his friend.
“ But If you admit I'm putting you
In an unfavorable light. It Is evident
you think you are choosing the wrong
thing," Malet retorted.
“ I'm choosing to enjoy the rewards
of an adventure which might have
landed me In Jail—and may yet. I ’m
very sorry about Nlta, but she Is
young. Life is before her, whereas
I’m past middle age. Floyd, you are
Intoxicating yourself, not with senti
ment, but with sentimentality. It’s a
symptom of a generous nature, but
It yields before a logical examination.
I am not going to throw away what
we have gained. You must not ask It
of me. My God I Floyd, do you sup
pose I am content to go back to my
Job at the refinery again when there's
a chance to escape?"
“ I suppose not," Malet said wearily.
"The way of sacrifice Is too hard."
Bradney frowned. He did not rest
easily under the imputation thut he
was choosing the selfish way.
“ At least, I have Peter Mllman with
me,” he said.
“ I ’m not so sure. W ill you line up
with him, whichever way he decides?"
" I shall be with him In any case,
but I don't think thut will help you
Neeland Barnes was stretched at
length on a chaise longue In his room.
He looked up with a smile.
"W hat brings you here, Viscount?"
“ I thought I ’d drop In and have a
cigarette. What are you doing?”
Burnes had a note-book and pencil In
“ Planning my ranch In California.
I shall keep horses. I ’ll get one for
you with a nice easy gait.”
“I had a curious adventure with a
horse once," Malet said. “ It must
have been almost thirty years ago. I
went with some friends Into Mexico
to do some sketching. Naturally
there was a revolution on, and w*
got Into the middle of It. We were
all mounted. I remember when my
horse was allotted to me, I felt dis
tinctly disappointed. He lacked the
graceful curves of the smaller horses.
He was tall, long, thin, elderly, und
a pessimist It was only when we
were being chased by guerillas that
I saw he was different Whereas my
friends were captured, my aged beast
raced clear away and I was the only
one who hadn't to pay a considerable
“ Ah," cried Barnes, his eyes light
ing up, “ that tall, long beast you were
on was thoroughbred, or I'll take to
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Surroundings of Race Always an Influence
Given one race of people spread
over an area as large and varied as
this hemisphere, only time Is needed
to produce a variety of modea of liv
ing In the forest* of the east of thl*
country arose the misunderstood and
chivalrous Iroquola— dweller* In the
"Long House." To the west the prai
ries produced a somewhat lower
swamps the Seminóles led another
kind of life. In the deserts of the
Southwest Ilf* was harder, and there
we find urst the cliff dwellers and
later the Hopl.
The history of civilization ns a
whole shows that one particular kind
of locale has always been particular
ly favorable to the development of
civilizations—a tropical or semi-trop
ical aridity with possibilities of not
too difficult Irrigation. Egypt was that
way. and Mesopotamia.
probnbly the equally ancient kingdom
of Klain. ” hese were the pieces where
civilization In a real sense first devel
oped, and the same general sort of
conditions led to the development of
civilization In Mexico and In Peru.—
John Murray Reynolds In Adventure
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LESSON T E X T — I K in g s I I .
G U LD EN T E X T —Be aura your s!n
will find you out.
P R IM A R Y T O P IC — E lija h 's .Message
to a W icked King.
JU N IO R T O P IC — Th e W a g es o f Sin.
IN T E R M E D IA T E A N D S E N IO R T O P
IC-—The Itehuke o f W rong.
YOUNG P E O P L E A N D A D U L T T O P
IC— Opposing Official Corruption.
I. Ahab Covets Naboth’s Vineyard
1. Location of the vineyard (v. 1).
it Joined Allah's summer home In Jez-
reel. lie wanted to transform It Into
an herb garden and thus round out
2. Allah's proposal (v. 2). He of
fered to buy It outright for money, or
give in exchange a better one.
3. Naboth’s refusal (v. 3). He had
a twofold reason: (1) regard for the
paternal estate; (2) obedience to
God’s law (Lev. 25:23-28, ef. Num.
38:7-9). It doubtless would have
been profitable to Naboth to have sold
his vineyard, but loyalty to God was
more Important to him than money.
4. Ahab’s behavior (v. 4). He
came Into bis bouse, lay down upon
his bed and refused to eat. The king
was sulking like a spoiled child.
5. Jezebel’s Inquiry (vv. 5, 0). Ap
parently she came with the sympathy
of a wife, Inquiring ns to the cause
of his behavior. But when she knew
of Naboth's refusal she was angry.
II. Ahab Taking Possession of Na
both’s Vineyard (vv. 7-10).
1. Jezebel's treachery (vv. 7-15).
(1) Her contemptuous question
(v. 7). She taunted him for Ills cow
ardice. The fear of being thought
weak moves a weak man quickly.
Scorn Is a powerful weapon In the
hands of unscrupulous persons.
(v. 7). “ Arise nnd eat bread, and let
tlilne heart be merry.” A wife has
great Influence over her husband.
Many a man has been saved from dis
couragement and therefore defeat
through his wife’s Influence. Unfor
tunately in this case the Influence of
the wife was bad.
(3) Her promise to Ahab (v. 7).
“I will give thee the vineyard of
(4) Her wicked scheme (vv. 8-15).
She wrote letters in Ahab’s name,
sealed them with his seal, and sent
them to the elders and nobles who
were dwelling In the city with Na
both, asking them to proclaim a fast,
as though some great calamity had be
fallen the nation, and place Naboth
before the public ns the one who was
the cause of It all. They were In
structed to find two false witnesses
who would testify against Naboth.
The charge they brought was blas
phemy against God and the king. Na
both's only offense was his refusal to
sell his estate. When they had thus
stoned Naboth nnd his sons to death
(2 Kings 9:26), they came and told
Jezebel, who in turn came to Ahab
with the Information nnd directed him
to take possession of the vineyard.
It was the custom for the property of
those who were condemned to death
for blasphemy to revert to the king.
2. Ahab goes to Jezrecl to take pos
session of Naboth’s vineyard (v. 10).
Ahab had not killed Naboth, but he
eagerly accepted the prize without In
quiring as to how It was secured.
Many today are like Ahab, too cow
ardly to commit wrong themselves,
but are willing to reap the benefits
of the wrongdoing of others.
III. Elijah in Naboth’s Vineyard,
Announcing Doom Upon Ahab (vv.
Elijah told him the dogs should lick
his blood In the place where they
licked the blood of Naboth. It would
seem that Naboth’s body was thrown
out to be devoured by the dogs. Evil
was to fall upon Ahab and his pos
terity, even to wipe out his seed and
name. Ahab stood In that vineyard
guilty of all the sins which Jezebel
nad committed, though he had been
silent nnd Inactive. God held him re
sponsible for Jezebel’s acts, for he
was king and head of the nation. The
day of reckoning did come to Ahab
(1 Kings 22:38). Ahah's question to
Elijah when confronted by him In
the vineyard showed that his con
science was not wholly dead.
2. Doom upon Jezebel (vv. 23-20).
She likewise should be eaten by the
dogs by the wall of Jezrecl. This was
literally fulfilled (2 Kings 9:33-37):
“ Be sure your sin will find yon out;"
"Whatever a man soweth, that shall
he also reap.”
IV. Ahab’s Repentance (vv. 27-29).
Because of this God promised to
withhold Judgment during his life
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