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:: The Story of a Dog jj
:: That Turned Wolf ::
J James Oliver Curwood i
Copyright Bebbe-MemU Co. J
KAZAN ONCE AGAIN COME3
UNDER MAN'S INFLUENCE
AND PERFORMS GREAT
Knxnn, n vicious Alaskan
sledge dog, one-quarter wolf,
saves his mnster's Ufo nml Is ta
ken along when the master goes
to civilization to meet his brldo
and return with her to the fro
ten country. Even the master
Is nfrald to touch the dog. but
Isobel, Kazan's new mistress,
wins his affection at once. On
the way northward McCready, a
dog-team driver. Joins the party,
and on tho following night. In
flamed by drink, he beats the
master Insensible and attacks
the bride. Kazan flies at the
assailant's throat, kills him,
flees to the woods. Joins a wolf
pack, whips the leader and takes
a young mate. Gray Wolf.
CHAPTER VI Continued.
Three hundred yards beyond that
moving blotch was the thin line of tim
ber, and Kazan and his followers boro
down swiftly. Halfway to the timber
they were almost upon It, and suddenly
It stopped and became a black and mo
tionless shadow on the snow. From out
of It there leaped that lightning tongue
of flame that Kazan had always dread
ed, and he heard the hissing song of
the death-bee over his head. He did
not mind It now. He yelped sharply,
and tho wolves raced In until four of
them were neck-and-neck with him.
A second flash and the death-bee
drove from breast to tall of a huge
gray fighter close to Gray Wolf. A
third a fourth a fifth spurt of that
Are from the bluck shadow, and Kazan
himself felt n sudden swift passing of
a red-hot thing along his shoulder,
where th"e man's last bullet shaved off
the hair and stung his flesh.
Three of the pack had gone down un
der the fire of the rifle, and half of
the others were swinging to the right
and the left. But Kazan drove straight
ahead. Fulthfully Gray Wolf followed
The sledge-dogs had been freed from
their traces, and before he could reach
the man, whom he saw with his rifle
held like a club In his hands, Kazan
was met by the fighting mass of them.
He fought like a fiend, and there was
the strength and the fierceness of two
mates In the mad gnashing of Gray
AVoirs fangs. Kazan wunted to reach
the man who held the rifle, and he
freed himself from the fighting mass of
the dogs and sprang to the sledge. For
the first time he saw that there was
something human on the sledge, and In
an Instant he was upon It. He burled
his Juws deep. They sank In something
soft and hairy, and he opened them for
another lunge. And then he heard the
voice I It was her voice ! Every muscle
In bis body stood still. He became sud
denly like flesh turned to lifeless stone.
Her voice ; the bear rug was thrown
back and what had been hidden under
it he saw clearly now In the light of
the moon and the stars. In him Instinct
worked more swiftly than human brain
could have given birth to reason. It
was not she. Rut the voice was the
same, and the white girlish face so
close to his own blood-reddened eyes
held In It that same mystery that ho
had learned to love. And ho saw now
that which she was clutching to her
breast, and there camo from It a
strange thrilling cry.
In a Wash he turned. Ho snapped at
Gray Wolf's flank, and sho dropped
away with a startled yelp. It had all
happened In a moment, but tho man
was almost down. Kazan leaped under
his clubbed rifle and drove Into the
face of what was left of the pack. His
fangs cut like knives. If he had fought
like a demon against the dogs, he
fought like ten demons now, nnd tho
man bleeding and ready to fall stag
gered back to the sledge, marveling at
what waa happening. For In Gray
AVolf there wns now the Instinct of
jnatehood, and seeing Kazan tearing
and fighting the pack sho Joined him In
tho strugglo which site could not un
derstand. ' When it was over, Kazan and Gray
jWolf were alone out on tho plain. The
Ipack had slunk away Into tho night,
nnd the same moon and stars that had
'given to Kazan the first knowledgo of
his birthright told him now that no
longer would those wild brothers of
Hba plains respond to his call when he
owlod Into the sky.
Do was hurt. And Gray Wolf was
hurt, but not so badly as ICuian. Ho
was torn and bleeding. One of his log
was terribly bitten. After n time ho
saw rt fire In the edge of tho forest. Tho
old call was strong upon him. Ho
wnntcd to crawl In to It, and fcol tho
girl's hand on hts head, ni ho hnd felt
that other hnm! In tho world beyond
tho ridge. He would have gono iud
would have urged Gruy Wolf to go
with him but the man was there. Ho
whined, and Gray Wolf thrust her
warm muzzle against his neck. Somo
thlng told them both that they woro
outcasts, that the plains, and tho moon,
and tho stars were against them now,
and they slunk Into tho shelter and tho
gloom of tho forest.
Kazan could not go far. Ho could
still smell tho camp when ho lay down.
Gray Wolf snuggled close to him.
Gently sho soothed with her soft tonguo
Kazan's bleeding wounds. And Kazan,
lifting his head, whined softly to tho
On tho edge of tho cedar nnd spruco
forest old IMerre Itadlsson built tho
fire. Ho was bleeding from n dozen
wounds, where the fangs of tho wolves
had reached to his tlesh. and ho felt In
his breast that old and terrible pnln, of
which no one knew the moaning but
himself. Ho dragged In log nfter log.
piled them on the lire until tho flames
leaped up to tho crisping needles of
tho limbs above, and heaped a supply
closo nt hand for uso later In the night.
From tho sledge Joan wntched him,
still wild-eyed and fearful, still trem
bling. Sho was holding her buby closo
to her breast Her long heuvy hair
smothered her shoulders and arms In
n dark lustrous veil that glistened nnd
rippled In tho firelight when sho
moved. Her young faco wns scarcely
n woman's tonight, though sho was n
mother. Sho looked llko n child.
Old Pierre laughed as he threw down
tho last armful of fuel, and stood
"It was close, ma cherlc," he panted
through his white beard. "We wero
nearer to death out there on tho plain
than we will ever be agnln, I hope. Hut
we are comfortable now, nnd warm.
Eh? You are no longer nfrald?"
Ho sat down beside his daughter,
nnd gently pulled back the soft fur
that enveloped the bundle she held In
her nrms. He could sec one pink cheek
of baby Joan. The eyes of Jonu, the
mother, were llko stars.
"It was the buby who snved us," sho
whispered. "The dogs were being torn
to pieces by the wolves, and I saw them
Fought Llko Ten Demons Now.
leaping upon you, when ono of them
sprang to tho sledge. At first I thought
it wus one of the dogs. Hut it was a
wolf. Ho toro onco nt us, nnd tho bear
skin saved ua. Ho was almost at my
throat when baby cried, and then ho
stood there, his red eyes n foot from
us, and I could have sworn that ho was
a dog. In an instant ho turned, and
was fighting tho wolves. I saw him
leap upon ono that was almost at your
"He was a dog," said old I'lerro,
holding out his hands to tho warmth.
"They often wander away from tho
posts, and Join tho wolves. I havo had
dogs do thut Ma cherlc, a dog Is a dog
all his life. Kicks, abuse, even the
wolves cannot clmngo him for long.
Ho was one of the pack. He came with
thorn to kill. Dut when ho found
"Ho fought for us," breathed tho
girl. Sho gave him tho bundle, and
stood up, straight and tall and slim In
tho firelight. "Ho fought for us nnd
he wus terribly hurt," sho said. "I saw
him drag himself away. Father, If ho
is out thoro dying"
I'lerro Itadlsson stood up. Ho
coughed in a shuddering way, trying to
stlflo the sound under his beard. Tho
fleck of crimson that camo to his lips
with tho cough Joan did not see.
Sho had seen nothing of It during tho
six days they had bcon traveling up
from tho edgo of civilization. Ilocnuso
of that cough, and tho strain that enmo
with tt, I'lerro had mudo inoro than or
"I hnvo been thinking of that," ho
aid. "Ho wns badly hurt, and I do
not think ho went far. Hero tnko lit
tle Joan and sit closo to tho tiro until I
Tho rooon and tho stars wero bril
liant In tho sky when ho went out In
tho plain. A short distance from tho
edgo of tho timber lino ho stood for a'
moment upon tho spot whoro tho
wolves had overtaken them an hour
before. Not one of his four dogs had
lived. Tho snow was ml with their
blood, nnd their bodies lay stiff whoro
thoyhad fallen under tho pack. Plorro
shuddered as ho looked at them. If
tho wolves hnd not turned their first
mnd attack upon tho dogs, what would
havo become of himself, Joan and tho
baby? Ho turned away, with another
of tlioso hollow coughs that brought
tho blood to his Hps.
A few yards to ono sldo ho found In
tho snow tho trull of tho strange dog
that had como with tho wolves, and
had turned against them In thnt mo
ment when all seemed lost. It was not
n clean running trntl. It was more of
a furrow In the snow, and I'torro Had
Isson followed It, expecting to find tho
dog dead nt tho end of It.
In tho sheltered spot to which ho hud
dragged himself In tho edgu of tho for
est Kazan lay for a long tlmo after
tho light, alert nnd watchful. Ho felt
no very great pain. Hut ho hnd lost
tho power to stand upon his legs. Ills
flanks seemed purnlyzcd. Gray Wolf
crouched close at his side, snllllng tho
air. They could smell tho camp, nnd
Kazan could detect tho two things thnt
wero there man nnd woman. Ho know
that tho girl was there, whoro ho could
see thu glow of tho firelight through
the spruco and tho cedars. Ho wanted
to go to her. Ho wonted to drag him
self close In to tho fire, and take Gray
Wolf with him, and listen to her voice,
and feel tho touch of her hund. Hut
the mnn was there, and to him mnn
had always meant tho club, tho whip,
Gray Wolf crouched closo to his
side, and whined softly as sho urged
Kazan to flee deeper with her Into tho
forest. At last alio understood that ho
could not move, and she ran nervously
out Into tho plain, nnd bnck again, un
til her footprints wero thick In tho
trail sho made. Tho Instincts of inn to
hood wero strong In her. It was sho
who first saw I'lerro Itadlsson com
ing over their trail, and sho ran swift
ly back to Kazan aud gave tho warn
ing. Then Kazan caught tho scent, nnd
he saw tho shadowy flguro coming
through tho starlight. Ho tried to
drag himself back, but ho could move
only by Inches. Tho mnn enmo rapidly
nearer. Knznn caught tho glisten of
tho rlflo In his hand. Ho tienrd his
hollow cough, und tho tread of his feet
In the snow. Gray Wolf crouched
shoulder to shoulder with him, trem
bling and showing her teeth. When
I'lerre had approached within fifty feet
of them sho slunk bnck Into tho deeper
shadows of tho spruco.
Kazan's fangs were bared menacing
ly when I'lerro stopped nnd looked
down at him. With an effort ho
dragged himself to his foot, but fell
bnck Into tho snow ngnln. Tho man
leaned his rlflo against a snpllng and
bent over him fearlessly. With a fierce
growl Kazan snapped at his extended
hnnds. To his surprise tho man did
not pick up a stick or a club. Ho held
out Ids hand again cautiously and
spoke In u voice new to Kazan. Tho
dog snapped ngnln, und growled.
Tho man persisted, tnlklng to hlra
all tho time, and onco his mlttencd
hand touched Kazan's head, and es
enped beforo tho Jaws could reach IL
Again and again tho man reached out
his hand, and threo times Kazan felt
tho touch of It, nnd there was neither
threat nor hurt in it. At last Pierre
turned nwny and went buck over tho
When ho was out of sight nnd hear
Ing, Kazan whined, and tho crest along
his spine flattened. Ho looked wist
fully toward tho glow of tho fire. Tho
man hud not hurt him, nnd tho three-
quarters of him that was dog wuntcu
Gray Wolf camo bnck, and stood
with stiffly planted forefeet at his siuo.
Sho hud nover been this nonr to man
before, except when the pack had over
taken tho sledge out on tho plain. Sho
could not undcrstnnd. Every Instinct
that wns In her warned hor that ho
was tho most dnngerous of nil things,
rnoro to bo feared than tho strongest
beasts, tho storms, tho floods, cold and
starvation. And yet this man had not
harmed her mate, Sho sniffed at lia-
znn'H tinrlr nnd head. Whoro tho mlt
toned hand had touched. Then sho
trotted back Into tho darkness again,
for beyond tho edgo of tho forest sho
onco more saw moving lire.
The man was returning, and with
him wns tho girl, nor yolco was soft
and sweet, nnd thero wns about hor tno
breatl't and swootnoss of woman. Tho
man stood prepared, but not threaten
"Ho enroful. Joan," ho warned.
Sho dropped on her knees In tho
snow, Just out or rencn.
"Ootne, boy cornel" sho said gently,
Sho held out hor hand. Kazan's mus
cles twitched. Ho moved an Inch.
two Inches toward her. Thoro wns ths
old light In her eyes and faco now, tho
lovo and gentleness ho had known one
before, when another woman with shin
ing hair nnd eyes hnd como into his life.
"Como!" ho whispered as sho saw him
move, and sho bont a llttlo, reached a
llttlo farther with hor hand, and nt last
touched his head.
Tho youno woman, by kind
ness, wins from this fleroe wolf
dog a servlco that saves her life.
It's all told In tho next Install
ment (TO 1113 CONTINUED.)
WELL EQUIPPED WITH BRAINS
Nature Wat by No Meant Niggardly
When She Handed Feathered
Creaturet Tholr Portion.
Naturalists havo arrived at tho con
clusion that tho brain In birds Is largo
In nrooortlon to tho body. If It Is ad
mitted that Intelligence depends upon
tho weight or tirnin, then tno goiunncn
must bo placed at tho top of tho list of
lilrds; tho brain welchs one-fourteenth
of Its wholo body. It must be remarked.
however, that attempts to draw con
clusions as to tho Intelligence of cer
tain birds from a comparison of tho
weight of the brain with that of tho
body havo been considered futile, in
(tin hrnln forms from one-twenty-
second to ono-Uilrty-thlrd of the wholo
body; In tho canary, one-fourteenth;
tho sparrow, ono-twenty-flfth; tho
chnfllnch, ono-twenty-soventh; tho
redbreast, one-thirty-second; tho black
bird, one-slxty-clghth; tho duck,
one-two-hundred-nnd-llfty-sevcntb ; tho
eagle, one-two-hundred-nnd-slxtleUi ;
tho gooso, one-threo-hundrod-nnd-ilxtl-eth;
tho domestic hen, ouo-four-hun-dred-nnd-twoirth.
lly some tho prefer
naturally cunning raven Is supposed to
bo the most highly duveloped of birds.
His courage Is so great that tho eagio
r..n,M-tH it. and his Intelligence pre
vents him from getting Into unseen
though suspected dangers.
Make Home Happy.
Happy, well-ordered homes aro the
foundations of society, n solid basis
on which to build n state. Homo-mak
ing Is something beyond and superior
to mere housekeeping. It Is n high
calling. It requires noblo traits of
chnructer and flno executive nblllty
and real wisdom. Tho responsibility
of tho home-making does not devolvo
on ono nlono. Every member of tho
family has his or her share. Irlends
are dear, strangers hnvo n certitln
clulm on us, but tho members of our
family nro nearer nnd dearer. Olyo
of your love, your help, your sympathy
nnd comfort to vour own family first
nnd most. Tlioso with happy homes
nro more nblo to glvo rrom tno neari
to others In need. No ono can tell
how far tho Influence of n happy homo
Ho Wanted to Know.
Tho Into E. H. Harrlmnn, says the
Wall Street Journal, was a stickler for
facts. Ho cared llttlo for tin npproxl
mate statement. When ho nsked his
employees for Information ho wanted
Whllo traveling through tho cheer
less deserts of Nevada ono day with u
number of tho olllclnls of tho Union
Pacific, tho train pussod a llttlo sta
tion with much platform, a bleak back
ground of sagebrush and Junipers, nnd
no habitation within sight.
"What l that station thero for7"
asked Mr. Harrlmnn of ono of tho rail
way officials with tho party.
"They ship o few cattlo and two or
threo cars of wool."
"Which Is It, two or three?" snnpped
Mr. Harrlmnn. "Which Is It! There Is
a dlffcrcnco of 03 1-3 per cent."
Not Like a Church.
Tho express clovator In ono of tho
offlco buildings flow up to tho tenth
floor. Nobody cullod for a floor num
ber, nobody spoko.
All nt onco n timid llttlo volco Bald:
"Mother, pleaso, moy I Hpoak?"
"Of course, deur, why not?" an
"0, It Is not hero llko In church
then, Isn't It?" camo tho qulto rolloved
"I am going to cnll up that protty
tolophono girl and nsk hor to marry
"Then you won't get tho usual an
swer." "What do you mean?"
"Bho'll hurry to roply, 'IUng on"
Deer Was a Fighter.
A largo deer appeared In a Virginian
pnsturo In which thoro was n largo
number of cows and defentod tho cat
tlo In a pitched hattlo, goring sovcral
of thorn to such an extent thnt thoy
later dlod. Tho doer was enpturod and
killed by a posso.
Mllwaukeo I'ythlana plan erection of
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