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THE 5 fJIP NoSh of Fiftti-Tke- e H8 go BerfrmioCv? Sitidair 1 CHAPTER XIII Continue. 12 She wiped an errant tenr away, and made her way to a store. The stock of rendy-mad- e clothing drove her to despair. It seemed that what women resided In H melton must Invariably dress In Mother Hubburd gowns of cheap cotton print with other garments to match. But eventually they found for her undergarments of a sort, a wulst and skirt, and a comfortable pnlr of shoes. Hats, as a milliner would understand the term, there were none. And In default of such she tuck to the gray felt sombrero she bad worn Into the Klnppan and out again which. In truth, became her very well, when tilted at the proper angle above her heavy black hair. Then she weut back to the hotel, and ought a bathroom. Returning from this she found Bill, a Bill all shaved and shorn, unloading himself of sundry packages of new attire. "Aha, everything Is lovely," he greeted. "Old Hack jumped at the pelts, and paid a fat price for the lot Also the ranch deal has gone through, lie's a prince, old Hack. Sent up a man and had It surveyed and clussllled and tho deed waiting for me. And oh, say, here's a letter for you. "For me? Oh, yes," as she looked at the handwriting und postmark. "I wrote to Lorulne Marsh when we were golug north. Good heavens, look at the dute It's been here since last September I" "Ilackuberry knew where we were," Bill explained. "Sometimes In camps like this they hold mull two or three years for men thut have gouo Into the Interior." She put aside the letter, and dressed while Bill had his bath. Then, with the smoke and grime of a hard trail obliterated, and with decent clothes . upon they sought the dining-rooThere, while (hey wulted to be served, Hazel read Lorulne March's letter, and passed It to Bill with a little laugh. There's an invitation there we might accept." she said casually. He returned the letter as the waitress brought their food. "Wouldn't It be nice to take a trip home?" Hazel suggested thoughtfully. "I'd love to." "We are going home," BUI reminded gently. "Oil, of course," she smiled. "But I mean to Granville. I'd like to go back there Willi you for a while. Just to Just "To show 'em," be supplied laconically. "Oh, Bill 1" she pouted. Nevertheless, she could not deny that there was a measure of truth In his brief remark. She did want to "hhow em." She looked across the table at her hUMbund, and thought to herself with proud satisfaction that she bad dune well. Viewed from any angle whatsoever, BUI WagstuH Mood bead and shoulders above all the men she hud ever known. Big, pbyxicuHy and uk and capable she Itud raptured a Hon, and. though she might have denied stoutly the Imputation, she wanted Granville to see ber lion and bear Llin tin-in- hear the vibrant hum of the Industrial hive. She bad no regrets when Bill confined their Btny to the time necessary to turn his gold Into a bank account, and allow her to buy a trunk ful, more or less, of pretty clothes. Then they bore on eastward and halted at BUI hud refused to commit himself positively to a date for the eastern pilgrimage. He wanted to see the cabin aguln. For thut mutter she did. too so that their sojourn there did not carry them over another winAsh-crof- t. ter. From Ashcroft an auto stage whirled them swiftly Into the heart of the Cariboo country to Quesnelle, where Bill purchased four head of horses In nn afternoon, packed, saddled, and hit the trull at daylight In the morning. The vanguard of the land hungry had already penetrated to Fort George. TJp and down the Nachuco valley, and bordering upon the Fraser, were the The roods cabins of the were dotted with the teams of the Incoming. A sizable town had sprung up around the old trading post. "They come like bees when the rush starts," Bill remarked. Leaving Fort George behind, they bore across country toward Pine river. Here and there certain landmarks, graven deep In Hazel's recollection, uprose to claim her attention. And ono evening at sunset they rode up to the little cabin, all forlorn In Its clearing. Inside, a gray film of dust had accumulated on everything, and the rooms were oppressive with the musty odors that gather In a closed, untenanted house. But apart from that it stood as they had left It thirteen mouths before. No foot had crossed the threshold. The pile of wood and kindling lay beside the fireplace as Bill had placed It the morning they left. "Be It ever so humble.'" Bill left the line of the old song unfinished, but his tone was full of Jubilation. Be- - roar. -- .Siill thinking Uranvlller Bill queried, when they bud Eul.sliod an uncommonly silent meal. HaKel flushed slightly. She was. and momentarily she felt that she should have been thinking of their little nest Op by I'ine silver l'uxs liiMcud. She knew that Bill was homing to the cabin. She herself regarded It with affection, but of a different degree from his. Her mind was more occupied with another, more palpitating circle of life than was possible at the cabin, much as she appro luted Its green and peaceful beauty. The suck of gold lying lu the bunk had somehow opened up fur dung pnibllitic. She klpcd the Interval of affairs which she knew mul be attended to, and betook herself and Bill to Granville, thence to the bigger, older cities, where money shouted In the voice of command, where all thing were possible to those who bad Ihe price. But she was beginning to know this buf4and of hers t well to prort abruptly. pose anything of the BHiind liia tenderness and patience she had sometimes glimpsed something Inflexible, unyielding as the wilderness be loved. So she merely answered : "In a way. yes." "iet's go outside where I can smoke decent cigar on top of this fairly decent meal," lie suggested. "Then we'll figure nn the next move. I think abont twenty-foubourn In Hazclton will do me. There's a steamer goes down-rive- r tomorrow." r four days later they stood on the deck of a grimy little steamer breasting the outgoing tide that surged through the First Narrows. Presently they swung around Brockton 1'olnt, and Vancouver spread Its peninsular clutter before them. Tugs and launches puffed by. shout their harbor traffic. A ferry clustered blsrk with people harried across the Inlet. But even above the harbor noise, across the Inferveain distance they could she had gotten there. Trust him to know, And It made her very tender towurd him thut he wus so quick to Most men would huve understand. resented. "I want to stack a few tons of huy," he went on, disregarding her exclamation. "I'll need It in the spring, if not this winter. Soon as that's done we'll hit the high spots. We'll take three or four thousand dollars, and while It lasts we'll be a couple of of blgh-clus- s tramps. Huh? Does It sound good?" She nodded vigorously. "Perk up, then," he wheedled. "Bill-boy,- " she murmured, "yoa mustn't tuke me too seriously." "I took you for better or for worse," he answered, with a kiss. "I don't want It to turn out worse. I want you to be contented and happy here, where I've planned to make our home. I know you love me quite a lot, little person. Nature fitted us In a good many ways to be mates. But you've gone through a pretty drastic siege of Isolation In this rather grim country, and I guess It doesn't seem such an alluring place as It did at first. I don't want yon to nurse that feeling until It becomes chronic. Then we would be out of tune, and It would be good by happiness. But I think I know the cure for your malady." In the morning he began his hay cutting. About eleven o'clock he threw down his scythe and stalked to the house. "Put on your hat, and let'a go Investigate a mystery." said he. "I heard a cow buwl In the woods a minute ago. A regular barnyard bellow." "A cow bawling!"' she echoed. "Sure? What would cattle be doing away up here?" "Thufa what I want to knowT Bill laughed. "I've never Been a cow north of Fraser not this side of the Rockies, anyway." They saddled their horses, and rode out In the direction from whence had urisen the bovine complaint. The sound was not reented, and Hazel had begun to chaff Bill about a Imagination when within a half tulle of the clearing be pulled his horse up short In the middle of a little meadow. "Look I" The track of a broad-tirewagon had freshly crushed the thick grass. Bill squluted at the trull, then bis gaze swept the timber beyond. "Somebody has been cutting timber over there," he eullghtened. "I can see the fresh ax work. Looks like they'd been hauling poles. Let's follow this truck a ways." The tiny meadow was fringed on the north by a grove of poplars. Beyond that lay another clear space of level laud, perhaps forty acres In extent. They broke through the belt of poplars and pulled up again. On one side of the meadow stood a cabin, the fresh-peelelog walls glaring yellow In the sun, and lifting an roof to tho autumn sky. BUI whistled too-viv- id d d earth-covere- d softly. Along the west side of the meadow sod, and down one aide of this a man guided the handles of a plow drawn by the strangest yokemates Hazel's eyes bad teen for many a day. "For goodness' sake !" aba exclaimed. "That's the true pioneer spirit for you." Bill spoke absently. "He has bucked bis way Into the heart of a virgin country, and he's breaking sod with a mule and a cow. That'a adaptation to rnrlronmnot with a vengeance and grit." "There V t woman, too, BIIL And see she's carrying a bnhyT" Hazel pointed excitedly. "Oh. Bill 1" The man halted bis strangely assorted team to watch them come. The woman stood a step outside the door, a bnby In her arms, another toddler holding fast to her skirt. A man short, was this newcomer, with a round, plea n nt face. "Hello, neighbor!" Bill greeted. The plouui.-i- lifted bis old felt bat courteously. His face lit up. "Ach!" said he. "NelghU.r. Dot Is a goot word In diss country vere dere Ins no neighbor. But I am glat to meet you. Mil yoa come do dcr house: Und rest a Vllef "Sure Bill rescinded. "But we're ncighlwirs, all rlM. Did yon notice a cabin about half a mile west of here? That'a our place when we'ra at home." "Sor The word escaped with the peculiar rising Inflection of the Teuton. "I half saw dot cabin ven e come here. But I dink It vasa abandon. Veil, let us to der bouse go. M vill rest der mule und Gretchen, der cow. Ilah V He rolled a blue eye on bis Incongruous team, and grinned widely. "Come," be Invited; "mine vlfe be ran a brown streak of to" olean-minde- NEPHI, UTAH. TIMES-NEW- S. Four Days Later They Stood en the Deck of a Grimy Littla Steamer. tween them Ihey threw wide every door and window. The cool evening wind filled the place with sweet, air. Then Bill started a blaxe roaring In the fireplace to make It look natural, be said and went out to bobble bis horses for the night. In the morning they begnn to unpack their household good. Bugs and bearskins found each Its accustomed place upon the floor. His books wen) back fin the shelves. With magical e swiftness the cubia resumed Its atmosphere. And that night I '.111 stretched himself on the grizzly hide before the fireplace, and kept bis nie In a book until Hazel, who was In no humor to rend, fretted berself Into Kttmcthing approaching a temper. "You're about as sociable as a clam," she broke Into bis absorption at last. lie looked up la surprise, then Chucked the Volume carelessly aside, and twisted himself around till Jls head rested In her lap. "Vot Ifvsl" be asked cheerfully. liored with yoursclfT "Lonesome T Ain't I here? Surely you don't feel yourself neglected because I bnpiwn to have my nose stuck In a bookf "Of course not I" she denied vigorously. The childish absurdity of ber attitude struck ber with sudden force. "Still. I d like you to talk to me once In a while." Bill's eyes narrowed a trifle, but be still smiled. And suddenly be stepped around behind her chair, put both hands under her chin, and tilted ber bead backward. "Ah. you're plumb sick and tired to death of everything, aren't youT" be said solerly. "You've been up bcrt too long. Yon sure need a change. Ml have to take yon out and give you the freedom of the cities, let yon disand row elbow sipate and pink-tea- , with the mob for a while. Then you'll I glad to drift back to this woodsy biding place of ours. When do yoa want to start V "Why. Bill I" she protested. Bnt she realized In a Sssh that BUI could read ber better than she could read herself. Few of ber emotion Could remsln long bidden from thst keenly observing and mercilessly logical mind. She knew that be guessed w&ere she stood, and by what paths pine-scent- liiack-mouthe- d thick-bodie- square-shouldere- gist." They found her a matron of ; fresh-cheeke- d, d round-face- ber husband. trpVs"? German, thirty-ol- d like with- "You're on the right track," Bill nod"It's a pity more people don't take the same, notion. What do you think of this country, anyway?" "It Iss goot," Lnuer answered briefly, and with nnhesltatlug certainty. "It Iss goot, Vor der boor man it Iss a It Iss sulfation. Mlt fife huntret und hiss two hunts he can himself a home make und a llflng be sure off." Beside Hazel, Laucr'a wife absently caressed the blond bead of ber daughter. "No, I don't think I'll ever get lonesome," she said. Tm too glad to be here. And I've got lota of work and my babies. Of course, It'a nutural I'd miss a womun friend running In now ded. tol-lur- four-year-o- Hazel at Onca Appropriated the Baby. and then to chat. But a person can't have It all. And I'd do anything to have a roof of our own, and to have It some pluce where our Uvln' don't depend on a pay envelope. Muny a time I've sot and cried. Just from thlnkin' bow bnd I wanted a little Tlace of our own, where there was grass and trees and a piece of ground for a garden. And I knew we'd never be able to buy It We couldn't get uhend enough." "Und so," ber husband took up the tale, "I hear off diss country, vere lant can be for noddlngs got. Und so we scrape und pinch und safe nickels und dimes for fife year; Und here ve are. All der way from Vlsconsln In der yes. Mlt two mules. In Ashcroft I buy der cow, so dot ve haf der fresh milk. Und dot lss lucky. For von mule be die on der road. So I am plaw oop der lant und haul my valgon mlt von mule und Gretchen der cow." Hazel had a momentary vision of unrelated hardships by the way, and she wondered bow the man could laugh and bis wife smile over It. Two thousand miles In a wagon! And at the Journey's end only a rude cabin of logs and years of steady toll. Isolation In a buge and lonely land. Yet these folk were happy. She wondered briefly If ber own viewpoint were possibly askew. She knew that she could not face such a prospect except in utter rebellion. Not now. The bleak peaks of the Klappan rose up before her mind's eye, the picture of five horses dead In the snow, the wolves that snapped and snarled over their bones. She shuddered. She was still pondering this when she and BUI dismounted at borne. val-gn- n, CHAPTER XIV. The Dollar Chasers. Granville took them to Its bosom with a haste and earnestness that made Hazel catch her breath. Tactfully none so much as mentioned Andrew Bush, nor the leraey the disposition of which sura still perplexed that defunct gentleman's executors. And once more In a genial atmosphcra Hazel concluded to let sleeping dogs lie. She lenrned from various source thst Bill's fortune loomed big. bad grown by some mysterious process of Granville tattle, until It had reachel the charmed six flrures of convention. There bad been rhanees. Jack Bar-rohad consoled himself with a bride. Moreover, be waa making good, in the popular phre. at the game. The Marhc, as she had previously known them, bad been tottering on the edge of shabby gentility. But they bad come Into money. And as Bill slanglly put It. they were using their pile to cut a lot of social Ice. Kitty Brooks' husband wss now the bead of the biesest "dvertlslng agency In Granville, Hazel wss glad of that mild success. f?he wss Inordinately proud of Bill, when she compared him with the average Granville male yet she found herself wishing ha would adopt a little more readily the Granville viewpoint. He fell short of It. or went It. she could not b sure whi'b; she had an iiiieasy feeling sometimes that be looked upon Grsnvllle doings snd Granville folk with amused tolerance, not unmixed wish contempt. But he Bflmrted attention. Whenever he wss minded to talk ha found ready listeners. Onca or twice she conjured up a vision of his getting Into some bnst-nethere, and utterly fnrecoing the jfnrtti which for her wss already be ginning to take on the aspect of a Meak and rheerle region where there was none of the things which dnlly whetted ber appetlta for luxury, nothing but hardships Innumerablesad gold. The gold bad been their a reward well earned, she thntighf. Pti'l they tied been wonderfully happy there at the Fine river feet at the email coal grute. Full had come, and there was a sharp nip to the air. "Well, what do yon think of aa far aa you've gone?" he asked abruptly. "I think It'a fine," she candidly admitted. "I'm enjoying myself. I Ilka It. Don't you?" "As a diversion," he o beer red thoughtfully, "I don't mind It. These people are all very affable and pleasant, and they've rather gone out of their way to entertain us. But. after all. what the dickens does It amount to? They spend their whole life running In useless circles. I should think they'd get sick of It. You wilt" 'nurdly. BUlura." she smiled. "We?a merely muking up for two years of Isolation. I think we must be remarkable people that we didn't fight like cats and dogs. For eighteen months, you know, there wasn't a soul to talk to, and not much to think about except what you could do If you were some place else." "You're acquiring the atmosphere," he remarked - sardonically, she thought. "No; Just enjoying myself," she replied lightly. "Well, if you really are," he answered slowly, "we may as well settle here for the winter and get settled right away. Tm rather weary of being a guest In another man's house, to tell you the truth." "Why, I'd love to atay here all winter," she sold. "But I thought you Intended to knock around more or less." "But don't you aee, you don't particularly enre to," he pointed out; "and It would spoil the fun of going any place for me If you were not Interested. And when It cornea to a showdown I'm not aching to be a bird of passage. One city Is pretty much like another to me. We'll take a run over to New York. I' want to get some books and things. Then we'll come back here and get a house or a flat I tell you right now," he laughed not unpleasantly. 'Tm not going to renlg on this society game. You can play It as hnrd as you like, until spring. F1I be there with bells on when It comes to a dance. And I'll go to a show-w- hen a good play comes along. But I won't mix up with a lot of silly women and equally silly any more than Is absolutely necessary." "Why. Bill!" she exclaimed aghast "Well, ain't It aoT" he defended lastly. "There's Kitty Brooks she has certainly got Intelligence above the average. That Lorlmer girl has brains superimposed on her artistic temperament, and she uses 'em to advantage. Practically all the rest that Tve met are Intellectual nonentities strong on looks and clothea and amusing themselves, and that lets them out Shucks, there Isn't a real man In the lot Maybe ni run across some people who don't take a view of Ufa If I stay around here long enough, but It hasn't happened to me yet I must say that the habitual conversation of thine people gives me a pain. That platitudinous discussion of the play tonight for Instance." "That was droll." Hazel chuckled at the recollection, and she recalled the weary look that bad once or twice flitted over Bill's face during that r supper. Bill snorted. "Droll. Perhaps." he aald. "Blatant Ignorance, coupled with a desire to appear the possessor of culture. Is sometimes amusing. But as a general thing It simply Irritates." "You're hard to please," she replied. He shrugged his shoulders and re' mained silent "Well," he said presently, "welt take that Jaunt to New York day after tomorrow." He was stilt sitting by the window when Hazel was ready to go to bed. She came back Into the room la a trailing allk kimono, and, stealing two-by-fo- after-theate- mm to complete recovery. Perhaps one or more of your friends bave found it valuable. Thousands of people In every state have, and have told us of Many thousands moro have been helped at critical times by this reliable family medicine. it FrassnJ sIm Is tsUal ttm tm yssr Tks Ptrau Company, f minis. Coluibi. Ohte nrrnrpsr ris Will reduce Inflamed, Strained, Swollen Tendons, Ligaments, or Muscles. Stont the lamenessand pain from a Splint. Side Bona of Bone Spavin. No biitter, no hail and horse can be ueL $2.50 foae at druggists or delivered. De- i scribe vour case for special instruc tions and interesting horse Book 2 R Free. 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"What are you thinking so bard about. Billy boy?" she whispered. "I wss thinking about Jake Ijiner, and wondering how be was making It go." Bill answered. "I was also to myself how some of these worthy citizens would mess th.ngs op-Ithey had to follow In his steps. Hang It. I don't know but we'd be better off If we were pegging swsy for a foothold somewhere, like old Jake." "If we bsd to do thst" she argued, "I suppose we would, arsf manage to get along. But since we don't have to. why wish for It? Money makes things out fcU accent of the Fatherland. Hare! at once appropriated the baby. It lay peacefully n nPf arms, staring w1l"-ejed- . making soft, giirgly sounds, "The little dearr Hsrcl murmured. the man said "Laner, rmr name casually, when they wet seated. "Wac1aff, mine Is." BUI completed the Informal Introduction. "I am from Bavaria," Lanef told him. "VIII yon smoke? 1 light mine bibe tnlt your vlfe's permlion. 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