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soldier o n the fro n t line the serv
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behind1 the lines supplying him
with the hecessities.
H A W K IN THE W IND
(Continued from Page 1)
“ Of course we’ ll stick,“ said Lucy,
“ It might,” Stanley Daniels sug
gested, “ be possible to compro
Virgie blazed at him. “ Compro
mise? Do I look like a woman who
would com prom ise?”
“ Business,” Daniels defended, “ is
built on compromises. It has to be.
Individualism cannot always sur
“ And so you think,” Virgie cut
back, “ that I ought not to fight?
That I ought Vo let Wallace Withers
threaten to ruin me and never lift
a hand? Is that what you think?”
“ I think you are fighting a definite
trend, Mrs. Morgan.” Daniels grew
a trifle oratorical. “ You’re living
in an era which will see the death of .
the small business, of individual en
terprise—personal control. There is
an inevitability in it that you do not
recognize. It may mean defeat for
you and I think you are the sort of
person who would suffer pretty bad
ly in defeat.”
“ So you’ re thinking about my feel
ings, are you? Well, these are my
feelings, in case any of you are in
the dark. I had rather see the mill
that David Morgan built destroyed—
every brick, every wheel, every bolt
in it—than to haggle with Wallace
crazy, I’ m crazy! Now, get to work,
all of you! Lucy, get Champjon op !
the wire and: tell ’ em I want seven
hands for a fe,w days. Decker men
and outside hands. They’ ve got part-
time people always ' çn hand they
can spare. We won’ t grind today,
we’ ll clean the m ill Come along,
She was fiercely executive all day.
The atmosphère oi the mill, already
tense, grew galvanic as she cracked
the whip of her indomitable will.
Lucy Fields went abolit breathing
excitedly but Wills, helping old
Frank Emmet to clean and oil the
drum-barkers and the toothy cables
that ¡snaked the green wood m for
grinding, kept a thoughtful watch.
Even granting that this man With
ers, who coveted the mill had, some
how, been able to engineer the vari
ous calamities that had descended
on the plant in the past few days,
there t remained to be discovered
the means by which he had worked.
Wills was not satisfied. He meant
to do some sleuthing on his own.
He waited till the whistle blew at
night and Lucy had put on her shab
by green coat and gone out, then
went to the office where Virgie sat
studying a map on her desk. Out
side murky lights burned in the
yard and steam drifted down to lie
in torn, cold wreaths along the
Virgie looked up at him, and it ap
peared to Branford Wills that there
was something deeper than weari
ness in her strong face. She looked
a little stricken, as though some
thing had been taken away from her
that could not be returned.
She showed him the map. “ This
is what worries me,” she said, “ this
land that belonged to Tom Pruitt*
This is^what Withers is counting on
—this timber acreage.
Payne and those other fellows—the
fellow Tom shot—have got a court
order allowing them to ,cut timber
¡enough to satisfy their claims. And
you know what that means. The
court can’ t go up there and. scale
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“ So you’re thinking about my
feelings, ¿are you?”
up stuff. They’ll" strip it and with
what timber is standing there they
can set up a mill and run it for
three or four years. Long, enough
to worry me, anyway.”
“ And you’ re convinced that With- :
ers is at the bottom o f all your
“ What else can, I think? He-came
to my house ¡last night and made
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