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About Cloverdale courier. (Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Or.) 190?-19?? | View Entire Issue (April 26, 1917)
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A W illful
W om an
By OSCAR COX
It was In the reign of King Edward
of England, the fourth of that name,
that John Ochiltree, a young farmer
living In the county of Kent, met a
lass called Mary Griggs at a Maying
and conceived a strong love for her.
He danced with her around the May
pole and looked at her languishing-
ly, but his modesty and the strength
of bis love tied bis tongue so that he
conld say nothing to her.
And so he danced and ogled and
ogled and danced, but never a word
could he Hay to the girl.
Alary had been keeping company
with Richard Doyle.a maker of armor,
but the moment be laid eyes on John
Ochiltree Doyle saw that she was lost
to bloi in favor o f his rival. He drew
away sulky, thus leaving the field to
tbe man who hud supplanted him.
The day after the Maying John
waited for Mury to come out of her
father's thatched cottage and Joined
her. He managed to wish her "good
morning" and said that the crops
promised to be good and (hat one of
bis cows bad calved, but besides this
he said nothing. Mary was a girl of
spirit and would not help him out. She
suld to herself that he should talk to
her Uke any other mau or she would
have none of him. He continued to
sbow her by bis expression that he
was euamored of her. and when he
looked at her his eyes had a inelun
Now, as soon ns John got away from
her his tongue was unloosed, and he
could say what he liked. He told his
mother of bis trouble and convinced
her that It was Impossible that he
should tell Alary tils love and ask her
to marry him.
"Then," suld his mother, “ Mary must
propose to you."
"She will never do that," sighed
"She must be made to.
wishes her for a wife, and he must
hove her. Besides, Mary Is h good
girl and will huve a good dowry. 1
wish her for a daughter in la w. I ,
have made up my mind that, since you i
are unable to ask Mary to lie your
wife, she shall claim you for her bus
“ And bow will you do that, mother?'
"Never mind, so that I do It. We
women have to get through the world
by exercising our wits. We are not
men, to force our way. so we have to
Things went from bad to worse tie
tween John and Mary. Determined to |
force him to declare b I in self, she en
cournged her former suitor
made John III. and so great was bis
slltng that Ills mother feared he would
die. She went to Mary and. telling
her of John's condition and the cause
begged ber to do that which was ex
pected o f the sterner sex—ask John to <
t>e her husband. Mary vowed that she j
would be no man's wife who had not
the courage to ask her, and. though
John might die, she would uot do his j
part for him.
Not long after this a sheep belonging
to a neighbor was found lu Johu Oehll
tree’s fold. John was arrested for
sheep stealing and thrown Into prison.
"Tbo lad has lost his uilnd for love of ■
you," said John's mother to Mury. The i
lass was secretly troubled, but tossed
her head and said that a man who was
afraid of a girl had no mind to lose.
John was tried and convicted and
sentenced to be hanged
Then Mary began to regret that she
had refused to be persuaded
was now too late. She had driven
John Into Insanity, for the believed
what his mother said, or she had uiiin
teutionully bewitched him so that he
bad stolen a sheep She sat nt home
mourning her sud fate at loving a man
so defective. John's mother brought
a reijnest from her son that Mary
would be present at Ills exeetthm j
Mary declared that she conld in t en
dure such a sight and would not go
But Bbe was nt last persuaded to grant
this last boon to « man she was now
persuaded ahe had driven to the scaf
fold, and on the morning of the hang
lug she went there with her lover's
A crowd was gathered around the
culprit. JohD, with the rope around
bis neck, had ascended a few steps of
the ladder. He stop|>ed and. seelug
Mary below, said to her:
"Alary, save mo!"
"D ow can 1 do that. John!"
“ It Is tbe law that If one inhout to be
executed be claimed In marriage by
any woman he shall go free."
"Ia that so?” Alary asked of the
" I f yon claim this man In marriage I
dare not haug hliu."
"Oh, Mary,” cried John, "have niervy
'Have him," whispered the culprits
Alary hesitated. "No." she sab! at
last, “ let him hang."
J bll rlaggered, then »«.s med relieved, I
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and placed it in her fold to bring ab ou t
the-result and force Alary to make the
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