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way. while the quarter that was wolf filled hla reddened eyes ns he saw the
Odd Facts About Babies.
still revealed Itself menacingly In Ids last of the girl.
He knew, now, that he win leaving
fangs, ami In the vengeful glare o f his
Incubators for halites were used by
her forever, and there was an ache lu the undent Egyptians.
Three times the man— his master— Ids heart that bail never been there be
In many countries the belief Is held
eume out o f the tent, ami shouted loud fore, a palu that was not of the club or that babies born at produely twelve
whip, of cold or hunger, hut which was midnight are endowed with occult
ly. “ Kazan Kazan— Kazan I”
Three times the woman came with greater than them nil. and which filled powers.
him. In the firelight Kazan could see him with a desire to throw back Ills
In some parts o f Ireland a belt made
her shining hair streaming about her, head and cry out his loneliness to the of woman's hair Is placed about a new-
as he bail seen It In the tent, when he gray emptiness of the sky.
j born baby to keep evil uplrlta away.
Back lu the camp the girl's vole«
had leaped up ami killed the other
If you rock an empty cradle, you will
man. In her blue eyes there was the quivered.
j rock a new baby Into It, la a superstl*
"H e Is gone."
same wild terror, and her face was
Mon that la aliiioat overywhero prevn-
The tmill's strong voice choked a Ill- | lent.
white ns the snow. “ Kazan Kazan—
K azan!"— ami u!l thut part of him that tic
In the British museum are specimens
“ Yes, he Is gone. He knew and I of tuibles' feeding bottles dating to be
was dog. ami not wolf, trembled Joy
ously at the sound of her video, uml he didn't. I'd give- a year o f my life— If I tween six und seven hundred years be
almost crept in to take Ids heating. But hadn't whipped him yesterday mid last fore Christ.
fear of tho club was the greater, and night. He won't come back."
KAZAN SAVES THE LIFE OF HIS MISTRESS AND THEN DE
•Statisticians tell us that 2fl.ono.000
he held hack, hour after hour, until
lsohel Thorpe's hum! tightened «*» babies are Imrn Into the world each
CIDES TO BID HER FAREWELL FOREVER
now It was silent aguin In the tent, Ids arm.
I year—-about seventy a minute, or more
ami he could no longer see their shad
“ He w ill!” she cried, “ lie won’t than one every second.
ows, and the tire was dying down.
leave me. lie loved me, If he was uav-
Everywhere and alwnya more boyf
Kazan is a huge anil vicious Alaskan sledge dog, one-quarter gray
Cautiously he crept out from the age und terrible. And he knows thut I than girls nre Imru Into the world, thO'
wolf. He saves his master’s life and is taken along when the master
thick gloom, working his way on his love him. lie'll come buck— "
proportion approximately being 1,040
goes to civilization to meet his bride and return with her to the fro
• l . l s u n ! "
belly toward the packed sledge, ami
male Infants to 1,000 female.
zen country. Even the master is afraid to touch the dog. hut lsohel,
From deep In the forest there rama
what remained o f the burned logs. Be
Twin babies are not always born on
Kazan's new mistress, wins his devotion instantly. On the way
yond that sledge, hidden in the dark a long walling howl, filled with a plain the same day. A little while bark a
northward McCready. a dog-team driver. Joins the party and Kazan
ness o f the trees, was the body o f the tive sadness. It win Kazan's furewell workman's w ife nt Barrow, In Laura*
tries to attack him. Even lsohel finds it hard to quiet the dog. Kazan
man he had killed, covered with a to the woman.
shire, England, gave birth on Febru
knows that McCready is had all through. The others do not.
blanket. Thorpe, his master, had
ary 24 to a sou. Mix weeks later a girl
draggl'd It tiiere.
wus tmrn. These babies, said the doc
K a zan 's real life atory begins
He lay down, with his nose to the
tor. were undoubtedly twins, notwith
w it h the next In stallm en t. Just
C H A P T E R I I I . — Continued.
feet, his back tense and bristling, his warm coals uml his eyes leveled be
standing tfu* unusually long period In
as the good and bad In man are
limbs rigid. He saw McCready’s huge tween his forepaws, straight ut the
tervening between the two births.
co n stan tly In conflict, so the
Later, after Thorpe and his wife shadow on the canvas, and a moment closed tent-flap. He meant to keep
dog and w o lf straina are con
had gone Into their tent, it began to later there came u strange piercing cry. awake, to watch, to be ready to slink
Americans to Become Human
s ta n tly In conflict In Kazan.
snow, and the effect of the snow upon In the wild terror o f that cry he recog off Into the forest at the first move
McCready puzzled Kazan. The man nized her voice— and he leaped toward ment there. But a warmth was rising
Penguins Unless They Walk
was restless, and he drank frequently the tent. The leash stopped him, from out o f the gray ash of the flre
iTO Uhi C O N T IN U E D .)
More, Says Student of Feet.
from the flask that he had used the choking the snarl In his throat. He saw tted, and Ids eyes closed. Twice— three
night before. In the firelight his face the shadows struggling now, anil there times— he fought ldmself hack Into
INN America's physical foundation— the
grew redder and redder, und Kazan came cry after cry. She was culling to watchfulness: hut the lust time his SCENES IN A CHINESE
feet and legs of tier citizens Is un
could see the strange gleam of his his master, and with his master's name eyes came only half open, and closed
H o m e ly In d u s try the M ain F e a t u re of sound, If w e are to believe I*. A. Valle,
teeth as he gazed at the tent in which she was calling him !
who has made a study of feet. I f we
H o s te lr y In te res tin g ly Described
In his sleep he was leaping again nt
his mistress was sleeping. Again and
“ Kazan— Kazan— ”
1 do not discard the present monstrosi
by A m eric an T ra v e le r .
again he went close to that tent, and
He leaped aguin. and was thrown up the end o f his chain. His Jaws snapped
ties In footwear und get Into the habit
listened. Twice he heard movement. on his back. A second anil a third like castanets o f steel—ami the sound
The building was a long, one-storied of walking, using our legs and fi«et
The last time, it was the sound of time he sprang the length of the leash awakened him, and he sprang to his
Thorpe’s deep breathing. McCready into the night, and the bublche cord feet, his spine us stiff as a brush, ami mud hut, with thatched roof. We en Instead of the automobile und street
hurried back to the fire and turned his about bis neck cut into his Uesh like his snarling fuugs bared like Ivory tered. Behold what the frontiersman car, he says we will become human
face straight up to the sky. The snow a knife. He stopped for an Instant, knives, lie had awakened Just lu time. had creuted ! The long room was the penguins.
He culls attention to the fact that
was falling so thickly that when he ' gasping for breath. The shadows were There was movement In the tent. His scene of homely Industry. From the
lowered his face he blinked and wiped I still fighting. Now they were upright! I master was awake, and If he did not center rafter hung u big oil lump, shvil- Dr. Lloyd Brown, the examining phy-
dlng Its rays over u patrlurchul fuudly stclnn of Harvard, found that M»fl
his eyes. Then he went into the gloom ' Now they were crumpling down! With e s ca p e -
lie sped swiftly into the thick spruce, us busy us n hive of bees. By the clay of 740 members o f the UMfl fresh
and bent low over the trail they had \ a fierce snarl he flung his whole w*eight
made a few hours before. It was al once more at the end of the chain. ! und paused, flat und hidden, with only stove aut the gruudfuther feeding the man class stood In a manner thut In
tire with twigs, und tending u brood at dicated "a isitciitliillty for sickness,"
most obliterated by the falling snow. There was a snap, us the thong about
children playing on u dirt floor hackl'd and that 470 o f the f>00 students hod
Another hour and there would be no his neck gave way.
hurd, swept clean. From one cornet foot and logs so Imper foot that they
trail—nothing the next day to tell who
In half a dozen bounds Kazan made
came the merry whir of grinding mill were Ineligible for inllltury duty.
ever might pass that they had come the tent and rushed under the flap.
stones, as a blindfolded donkey walked
this way. By morning it would cover With a snarl he was at McCready’s
Lack of leg exercise Is supposed
round and round, while a woman In red
everything, even the fire, if he allowed throut. The first snap o f his powerful
to tie tile cause of this condition.
with n wonderful headdress gathrrt'd
it to die down. McCready drunk again, Jaws was death, but he did not know
Mr. Valle says that the American
up the heaps of yellow corn meal that
out in the darkness. Low words of an that. He knew only that his mistress
woman has neglected herself for so
oozed from the gray atones.
insane joy burst from his lips. His was there, and that he was fighting for
long that her legs and feet are suf
head was hot with a drunken fire. His her. There came one choking gasping
There Is no
heart beat madly, but scarcely more cry that ended with a terrible sob; It
longer In her log the beauty of
chaff; others leaned over clay mortars,
furiously than did Kuzan’s when the was McCready. The man sank from
the classic line. Popular Science
pounding condiments with stone pen-
dog saw that McCready was returning his knees upon his back, and Kazan
with a club! The club he placed on thrust his fangs deeper into his
end against a tree. Then he took a enemy's throat; he felt the warm blood.
with firewood, cooking for the travel
lantern from the sledge and lighted It.
The dog's mistress was calling to
ers. One end of the room was re
He approached Thorpe's tent-flap, the him now. She was pulling ut his shaggy
served for these wayfarers, hut the
lantern in his hand.
neck. But he would not loose his hold
k’ung nt the other end was divided
“ Ho, Thorpe— Thorpe!” he called.
— not for a long time. When he did.
Into sections. From each rafter over
There was no answer. He could hear his mistress looked down once upon
leach section swung quaint little cra
Thorpe breathing. He drew the flap the man and covered her face with her
dles; In each cradle was u little brown
No T r a n s f e r .
hands. Then she sank down upon the
aside a little, and raised his voice.
baby, each baby tended by n larger
".Tibbies married for money, yon
child. Far nway from tho loud clamor say?"
Still there was no movement Inside, and hands were cold, and Kazan muz
■ of the western world, wo fell asleep
and he untied the flap strings and zled them tenderly. Her eyes were
In n clean Inner room, to the soft noun!
"W here's the money now?"
of swinging cradles nnd grinding mill
thrust in his lantern. The light flashed closed. He snuggled up close against
“ Still right where It was when he
stones.— Alice Tisdale, in Atlantic.
on Isobel's golden head, and McCready her, with his ready Jaws turned toward
stared at it, his eyes burning like red I the dead man. Why was she so still,
coals, until he saw that Thorpe was j
P e r fe c t W a tc h .
A long time passed, and then she
awakening. Quickly he dropped the
“ Is your fiither
When a part o f the Shnckleton c n e -
moved. Her eyes opened. Her hand
flap and rustled it from the outside.
a commuter, lit
dltlon to tin- Antarctic land was ma
“ Ho, Thorpe— Thorpe!” he called touched him.
rooned at Elephant Island they had
Then he heard a step outside.
"N ot yet, sir,
only one timekeeper, mill It hung over
It was his master, and with that old
This time Thorpe replied.
W ai Kazan's F a re w e ll
the n blubber stove for four months. In
but I 'spect he’s
thrill of fear— fear o f the club— he
W om an.
goln’ to be.
the smoky atmosphere o f a hut made
“ Hello, McCready—is that you?”
went swiftly to the door. Yes, there
board tun say ho
o f stray pieces o f wood, blocks o f Ice,
McCready drew the flap back a lit
was his master In the firelight— and in his head showing from behind a tree. odd bits o f canvas and nn upturned
was goln’ to git
tle, and spoke In a low voice.
his hand he held the club. He was He knew that his master would not boat. But this Is only a part of Its
hls sentence com
“ Yes. Can you come out a minute?
coming slowly, almost fulling at each spare hlrn. Three times Thorpe had history. The watch belonged to the
Something's happening out in the step, and his face was red with blood.
beaten hirn for snapping at McCready. man who had charge of the motor
woods. Don't wake up your w ife !”
But he had the club! He would beat The laid time be could have shot him
The Usual Piece of Mind.
He drew back and waited. A minute him again— beat him terribly for hurt if the girl had not saved him. And sledges, and It was reported thut In
the two and one-half years of the ex
"Pa, mother's lookin’ for yer."
later Thorpe came quietly out o f the ing McCready; so Kazan slipped quiet
now he had torn McCready’s throat. pedition this watch wus never altered,
"W hat’s she want o f me now?"
tent. McCready pointed into the thick ly under the tent-flap und stole off into
He had taken the life from him, and never stopped going and gained Just
“ She don't wiint nothing of yer, but
the shadows. From out the gloom of his master would not spare him. Even one minute.
soys sbe’a goln’ to give yer some
“ I'll swear there’s someone nosing the thick spruce he looked back, and the woman could not save him.
The following Incident from nn Eng thing.”
around the camp,” he said. “ I’m cer a low whine of love and grief rose and
Kazan was sorry that his muster had lish paper shows how Important e
tain that I saw a man out thero a few died softly in his throat. They would
returned, dazed arid bleeding, after he chronometer Is on nn expedition of
Very Much So.
minutes ago, when I went for a log. beat him always now— after that. Even
had torn McCready’s Jugular. Then he this kind.
was much cut up by;
It’s a good night for stealing dogs. she would beat him. They would hunt
would have had her always. She would
At one period, In order to accom William's conduct, Mandy.”
Here— you take the lantern! I f I him down, und beat him when they
have loved him. She did love hlrn. And plish an arduous march, Sir Ernest
“ Ho she was, ma’am, so she wag.i
wasn’t clean fooled, we’ll find a trail found him.
would have followed her, nnd fought Shackelton told hls companions to dis But it wasn't conduct, mu'um, it wa4
In the snow,’
From out of the glow of the fire he for her always, and died for her when card all their personal belongings. It hls razah.”
He gave Thorpe the lantern and turned his wolfish head to the depths the time came. But Thorpe had come
wus Imperative to inarch "light." Sir
picked up the heavy club. A growl rose
of the forest. There were no clubs or In from the forest ngnln, and Kazan Ernest himself set the example by
Birds of a Feather.
in Kazan's throat, but he choked it stinging lashes out in that gloom. They
had slunk away quickly— for Thorpe throwing away Y l sovereigns (per
Billy— Huy, what do dey mean by
back. He wanted to snarl forth his would never find him there.
meant to him what h 11 men meant to haps, had they been treasury notes a amoker's set?
warning, to leap at the end of his
him now: the club, the whip nnd the Instead o f gold be might have retained
Jimmy— Dat’s n cinch. I t ’s dc crowd
leash, but he knew that if he did that,
strange things that spat fire and death. them), and everything else went but whut hangs round do cigar sforai
they would return and beat him. iSo And then, ns silently as one of the wild And now—
six pairs of sox, one pound of tobacco
he lay still, trembling and shivering, creatures whose blood was partly his,
1 horpe had come out from the tent. and one pouud o f cocoa— und tha
and whining softly. He watched them he stole away into the blackness of the
It was approaching dawn, and In his watch.
until they disappeared—and then wait night.
hand he held a rifle. A moment Inter
age, Miss Nancy
ed— listened. At last he heard the
C H A P T E R IV .
the girl came out, and her tiand caught
W a s Still Sore on G retts .
crunch of snow. He was not surprised
seems to bo hold
the man's arm. They looked toward
to see McCready come back alone. He
I have u little niece ugeil four und ing her own."
the thing covered by the blanket. Then n nephew aged eight. They had a little
Free F ro m Bonds.
had expected him to return alone. For
“ You bet ahe
he knew what u club meant!
There was a low monning o f the she spoke to Thorpe nnd he suddenly qunrrel before being put to bed. Each d o e s .
McCready’s face was terrible now. It wind In the spruce tops os Kazan slunk straightened nnd threw back his head. had to repeat hls evening pruyer. Lino else has ever suc
"H-o-o-o-o — Kazun — Kazan — Ka repeated hls as he had been tnught ceeded In getting
was like a beast’s. He was hatless. ofT Into the blackness and mystery of
Then added, “ Don’t files* (iretta, God; hold of it.”
Kazan slunk deeper In his shadow at the forest. For hours he lay near the zan !” he called.
A shiver ran through Kazan. The she ain’t no good.” —Cleveland Leader.
the low horrible laugh that fell from camp, his red nnd blistered eyes gaz
his lips— for the man still held the ing steadily at the tent wherein the ter man was trying to Inveigle hlrn back.
club. In a moment he dropped that, rible thing had happened a little while He had In his hand the thing that
"Your w ife goes to tho country,
M om entous Decision.
and approached the tent. He drew back before.
Maude— ” Oh, Gertie, what a lovely eh 7"
the flap and peered in. Thorpe’s wife
He knew now wbat death was. He
“ Kazan— Kazan— Ka-a-a-a-znn I” he engagement ring! How I envy you l"
was sleeping, and as quietly as a cat could tell It farther than man. He shouted again.
"Oh, you I Kicking over the tracea
Gertie— "You needn't, dear. When It
he entered and hung the lantern on a could smell It In the air. And he knew
Kazan sneaked cautiously back comes to the point. I’ve either got to i bit, eb t"
nail in the tent-pole. His movement that there was death all about him, from the tree. He knew that distance marry him or give It back.”
“ Well, not exactly. But I had 4
did not awaken her, and for a few mo and that he was the cause o f I t He meant nothing to the cold thing of
poker party at the house the Other
ments he stood there, staring—staring. lay on his belly In the deep snow and death that Thorpe held In hls hand. Ha
night. And I’m afraid she'll be ki3t*.
Kazan watched McCready as he en shivered, and the three-quartera o f him turned his head once, aud whined soft-
Ing over the traces when she dtta;
Every rnaa'i experience la a
tered, and suddenly the dog was on his that was dog whined In a grief-stricken ly, and for an Instant a great longing doe to all.