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THE LEHI SUN. LEW, UTAH c IHE STORI THUS FAR , unrnn. widow, and owner of VI'?1 ?rir mill in the Carollni ,.n district, turnf down a mar. M'JTAel Branford Wills, a young ""nler tho has been loat in the moun-,lrDgi moun-,lrDgi Uiree days, finds hia way to the u'M'?horw He la fed and allowed to ?JSSSht. He identifies himaelf r.7overnment -nployee. working wttn ey..ndVotorem.m'ln-th. '""ELi Marian, Vlrgie'a daughter. 5"hifWUls Trouble is developing aa d,!l!! mt Stanley Daniela. the mlll'a S9W .tea aomeon. 1. at-S at-S to oMaln title to timber lands SdW Tom Pruitt, life-long friend of n..!.Li i,hand and Dart owner of yr aew til mill. CHAPTEE in Continued We" the older man had thin lips ,nd i mouth that shut like a trapse trap-se victims of the Phillips' outfit" Virgie kept silent- Very 1Ikely aese were some of the crowd who had put up the money to back Philips Phil-ips Obviously they had no Idea who she was. They thought her a quaint mountain character, probably, proba-bly, so she kept to the part, staring dully and curiously at them, as mountain people did. Slamming her worn gears, she drove on up the ridge, turning south it her line and bumping across a itony meadow, sun-washed and pleasant She found her foresters eating their lunch, their legs dangling from the muddy tail of their truck. She shared their lukewarm coffee, inspected in-spected the damp little hillocks where baby spruce stood and shivered, shiv-ered, feeling their cold, small -bewildered roots groping in strange, chill darkness. "I hope we get a snow so they don't dry out too fast," she said. "We heard a car a while back," one of the men said. "See anybody down that way, Mis' Morgan?" "I was going to speak about that" Virgie screwed the lid on a thermos bottle. "Much obliged, you boys I meant to get home for lunch but I got delayed, as usual About that car I saw 'em. And I want you to quit early you, too, Joe knock off before three, leave the truck here, and go over the other side down toward Little Fork. There's a piece of hardwood down there a hundred and sixty-odd acres. Take a good look at it and call me up tonight" to-night" "Pruitt's stuff, eh?" said Joe, who knew these timbered slopes and ridges as well as Virgie did. "It used to be Pruitt's stuff. Something's Some-thing's up. . And I'm not going to let Tom be gypped by another bunch of slick talkers with blue-prints in their hands and black iniquity in their minds. Don't call up till after seven, sev-en, hear? And don't talk to anybody any-body but me about this business." "Sure, boss we understand. You don't want it mentioned to Pruitt, then?" "I'll talk to Pruitt. Crank this old caboose for me, will you?" She was thinking so absorbedly as she drove in at the gate of the plant that she ran over a steam hose and ripped a sizable sliver from the corner of the tool-house before she came to and stopped the truck. Tom Pruitt heard the impact of her arrival and came slouching out of the back shed, picking gum off the palms of his hands. "Anybody else bust up the premises prem-ises like that and you'd fire him," he drawled amiably. "That steering-gear steering-gear busted?" "Oh, shut up!" grumbled Virgie, climbing down stiffly. She was irritated by Tom. No man so huge should be so naive, so helpless.. "Whoever stuck that shanty out there in the way must have thought wed be hauling stuff in here In oxcarts ox-carts forever," Virgie continued to nune as she tramped into the office. Tom opened the door for her. "I reckon Dave put it there," he said, calmly. "Come in here," Virgie ordered. Tom followed her obediently and Mgan punching at the stove. Virgie Vir-gie made a complicated task out of ung her hat off and her desk owned. She did not look at Tom. T Was ""grated, and when her iper got the upper hand her igue slipped, and she did not want " 8"P- She bad to say the right g to Tom, who was so helpless tarfih presence law and finance me crisscross web men weave uiese two strands to hide the "ffiple mtent ot acts Jit down." directed Virgie. "and S Luey. you go out and hi T. J116 slips- Pruitt I " got bus"iess to talk over." rose meekly, put on her coat Cganr ShaUlC0me ." fi IS, h,ang around labora-Jour" labora-Jour" . ""toe air some before fcom e back in here. There ma, Ss younS Dan- Virai. .expect 1 dne If KSe,dhercha,rMuni back n. f ,eather W on Cvid it held Pt of Midea. 8an fean shoulder- a wkh th BY HELEN TOPPING MILLER "I'm not going to talk about Morgan Mor-gan trees," she said. "I want to talk about yours. Do you know anything any-thing about that property of yours over the ridge that hardwood tract?. What shape is it In?" Tom twisted the hat nervously. "I sold it 'Way back la '26. You knew about that I reckon. I sold it to that Phillips' outfit. They paid me the first payment They ain't never paid any more." "What sort of papers did you get? Have you got a lien?" "They're all in the safe. Dave put 'em away for me. Dave told me I'd ought to foreclose then he got down and you know how we been ever since we ain't had time to think of nothing but keeping this here mill running." Virgie sighed. "It's my fault I suppose. I've got to take care of you just like I've got to take care of Lossie and Lucy out yonder and some more helpless people." "I got a good piece of money out of that land," Tom defended. "They defaulted on the contract didn't they? The company's out of existence. It will take a lawsuit probably, to repossess it but somebody's some-body's interested in it I met a couple of men bankers, they looked like up on the ridge. They were asking the way to that piece you've got over there that strip down Hazel Ha-zel Fork with the big poplar on it You get those papers out Tom, and let me look into them." Tom lumbered out of his chair. There was one kind of action he could understand, indorse, and follow. fol-low. Strange men had been on his land land that Virgie said was his. "I 'low them fellers better keep off, over yonder," he boomed, his eyes dour. "I don't know no law, but if that's my poplar them bankers bank-ers better keep off my place." "Well, you've got to have the papers pa-pers first I'll have Lucy open the safe for you." But when Lucy came back, moon-eyed moon-eyed and absent with a droop of unhappiness about her mouth, Virgie Vir-gie regarded her with impatience. Lucy had been strung tight as a fiddle fid-dle lately, making mistakes and being be-ing rushingly apologetic about them, jumping when the telephone rang. Virgie knew what was the matter with Lucy. Young Stanley Daniels was flattered by the sight of Lucy's little silver heart fluttering on her sleeve. He had grown arrogant and cagey. Lucy needed shaking. So, because she was disgusted with Lucy's meekness, Virgie climaxed a day of exasperations by giving the girl a raise. "Go out and buy yourself a new hat and some lipstick," she ordered, 'and if that young Daniels is hang ing on the gate when you start home give him the back of your hand and your chin in the air. I can da all the moping we need in this pulp business." Lucy was tremulously grateful and husky. "It isn't that exactly, Mrs. Morgan. It's oh, everything! Old lamps and the rug wearing out and food costing so much" "I know." Virgie was gentle. "We had a sofa that flopped over and made a bed and my brother had to sleep on it. It was always flopped down in the parlor when I had a beau. Don't let it get you down, Lucy." At night Joe and Ed reported that the two strangers had walked over Pruitt's land, climbed back into their car, and gone away again. She would hunt up her lawyer, as soon as she had time, Virgie decided, de-cided, and find out just what could be done for Tom. Young Mr. Branford Wills was still seriously ilL A half-dozen telegrams tele-grams had so far failed to locate anyone who belonged to him or who might be interested in him. Virgie had that to worry about She took time to hope that Lucy had found a decent hat She did not know that Lucy was R;tt.ine alone at home, among the ravelings, and that Stanley Daniels was, at that moment, occupying rocker in front of Wallace Withers' old wood-burning stove, smoking one of Wallace's five-cent cigars and thinking very well of himself. CHAPTER IV v. if himsAif ev Wallace ! Withers was an eloquent man. He J loved to hear his own voice editori- j mounding opinions, setting ru'jAf low he walked up and down his j n. talKing as ne naa uui . . . i talked in months, nis rougn nair , standing away from his temples, a j - f-u .linand coin on his wat-' Llllol TWs young fellow. Daniels, from ; ing man. Pd better say good night ftrSoS! mill, was a flattering Withers collected his limbs and rM dL ee is always a tri- scrambled out of the chair. condescends to lin. Withers wa, ir.g to walk? I wa, figuring on tak-!jSe, tak-!jSe, Picture of the pulp busi-iing you back-car's standmg out- nessof the Morgan pulp business, , .aid. "The SCOtcn ouna weu. in h.v. no foresight or imagination. ; .resigm Ur "''""""" ; ! . tViow earri- ' ?eT Tl thin for it S-T let ; fice other thmg J Jt -X , I .v. t.:.k Bn nrowlins around into . eWfinic 6 WHSSf a all the new places, killing off the Injuns, and then along came your Scotchman with wagonload of goods, for sale, and he took up all the good half-sections. Then they married all the good-looking daugh ten of the Irish and-tamed them down to raise ions to fit this coun try." "Maybe they married the Irish girls because, secretly, they wanted to hear somebody laugh," Daniels contributed with a grin. "Maybe so. Maybe that's why Dave Morgan married Virgie. Vir gie was a handsome woman when she was young. She's not bad look ing now." am a i . . xvawer a nne-iooktng woman now." agreed young Daniels. "But darned impractical," declared de-clared his host "Business is get ting better fast but she ain't going go-ing to catch up with it" "Because she turns out a handcraft hand-craft product in a machine age," stated Stanley Daniels, much pleased with himself. You're kind of smart ain't you?" Wallace' Withers relaxed his long jaw. "I reckon you must have collected col-lected some ideas about making pulp at a profit?" He sat down, laid his long yellow fingers together. "If that's my poplar them bankers bank-ers better keep off my place." drew his upper lip far down, giving his face a little the look of the skull beneath it Daniels laughed a trifle nervously. This old geezer had something funny on his mind, obviously; his dry old eyes were full of sly secrets, his knuckles flexed with an involuntary, crushing movement. "Well, any young man hates to see a business dragging," he said, choosing his words carefully. "Especially "Espe-cially when he sees that that business busi-ness is standing on its own foot making its own troubles. That's what's wrong with the world now, Mr. Withers the young people have the ideas and the ambition and the vision and courage recklessness, I suppose you would call it and people peo-ple your age have all the power and all the money." "Some people," Withers said, "would call you a young fooL But I don't I'm a thinking man. Personally, Per-sonally, I'd like to see what you'd do running the Morgan mill." Daniels laughed. "That" he said, "would be a grand idea but J'ist about as hopeless as most grand ideas. Mrs. Morgan isn't going to surrender the control of that mill to anybody." Withers did not answer for a moment mo-ment The stove clinked, a mouse crept out from beneath an old organ, or-gan, gave a bright-eyed, terrified look about scurried back again. "Virgie Morgan don't own all the stock in that mill," he said, looking look-ing straight ahead. "There's some of it loose and a lot of things could happen. Things might happen so that more of it could be had. She ain't got any considerable reserve, I know that I know how she's fixed. ' If trouble was to happen in the mill i or orders fell off, she'd be hard put j to raise the money to carry on.", i Stanley Daniels felt a sudden surae of wry distaste. His tongue tasted of copper, his "" buzzed faintly. So this old hick had ideas in his ratty brain, did he? Trick stuff, likely. He had suspected u. Let J oi wc u - Li. .,, .imorinr he stood UD. nuuic . - pulled down his coat "Well, this has been very pleas- But I'm a work- side i l... k.iv.rim inarnvd down, the ! ,ann riown. the on. n. m 7" ," n. he honest again. He bad had a hunch all along that this j o;d w figuring on dry - eyed mini ( ing him somehow. What made him hasten to be out in the wholesome air again was the awareness that he had been ready to hear Withers' schemes. He had no inner hypocrisy. He knew that no loyalty would ever blind him to his own advantage. But he did not like being maneuvered, maneu-vered, so be sat a little stiffly and replied in polite monosyllables to Withers' remarks, as they drove tha rutty road to the highway. He walked rapidly till he reached the outskirts of the village, bis nostrils nos-trils stinging in the frosty air. The town lay on a slope where the river widened, and as Daniels approached it the linked lights made it look like some jeweled ornament on the breast of the mountain. He would go down to the mill, he decided. The air was keen and he should be certain that his tests were all right A freeze would ruin several sev-eral days' work. At the mill he moved in authority and this pleased his young vanity. The men he spoke to had to listen. The forms that went out of his lab oratory were commands; on them depended the quality of the Morgan pulp. Only a few men were at the mill the few who tended the processes that went on night and day. Daniels Dan-iels unlocked his laboratory, a tacked-on structure half brick, half wood, sheeted with metal He snapped on the light, unlocked the cupboard where he kept his apparatus. appara-tus. His test-tubes, he 'saw, were all in good order, the thermometer stood at a safe temperature, and the rusty steam-pipe running along the wall was warm. He put out the light again, locked the place. Then he saw that a Light was burning in the office. It was after ten. Mrs. Morgan must be there. Lucy would not come down at night alone. She never came at night He stepped up to the office window win-dow and saw that the person inside was old Tom Pruitt Pruitt's status at the mill had always al-ways puzzled young Daniels. He knew that Pruitt had worked there since the plant was built that he was always carrying messages from Virgie Morgan, giving orders that she initiated, yet he had apparently no definite position and no authority. Daniels opened the office door. "Hello, Tom," he said, "anything wrong?" Tom Pruitt looked up from Vir-gie's Vir-gie's desk, where was spread out a loose array of legal-looking papers. He looked baffled, his hair was standing up, but he grinned at Daniels. Dan-iels. "Nope nothing special I'm studying out this here. Never did see such fine printing nor so much writing that didn't make head nor tail. You know anything about this here business?" "Let's look at it." Stanley Daniels slid out of his overcoat "You gotta know something about law, I reckon." Tom got up gratefully, grate-fully, surrendered his chair. "I've kept shy of the law for 50 years but now it looks like it caught up with me at last I own stuff and I don't own it Take a look at all them and see what you make out of it. I've done give up." Daniels sat down at the desk briskly and unfolded one document after another, read them through, with Tom looking over his shoulder, his amazement growing. "How about these contracts, Pruitt? Pru-itt? They paid you, did they?" "Not since '28. they didn't They didn't pay in five years, nor in seven sev-en neither. They ain't paid nothing since that paper was wrote." "You should file suit then get your land back." "Yeah she said that too Mis' Morgan. She said I'd ought to go to law. She wants me to hire that feller fel-ler Willis Pratt. I was Just studying study-ing about it Pratt will want a lot of money for nothing, I reckon them lawyers always do." "But that land must have been worth money. How much have you got anyway?" "Upwards of a thousand acres mountain land. Never could raise nothing on it" "And these" Daniels snapped a rubber band about the thick bundle of certificates "ought to be in a safety deposit box in the bank. I didn't know you owned this big block of stock in the mill You're a rich man, Pruitt I'm glad I know you." "Rich? Me?" Old Tom rubbed his ear. "I Just got me a piece of this mill, that's alL Dave Morgan and me worked mighty hard to keep this mill goin' and I been workin harder hard-er since Dave died. No, I ain't rich. I got no wish to be rich." "Ever draw any dividends on this stock? Any money for your piece of the mill?" Tom shook his head. "We agreed not to take out nothing. Mis' Morgan Mor-gan and me. We pay ourselves off every pay-day. Just wages. I got all I need. It takes the rest to keep them presses rolling and the hands working. We're both satisfied." "But you ought to get that land back. You ought to file a claim right away." "Yeah I reckon so. 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