5 vrnsa cignr-hliapell. onjcct about two feet
CHlCAGO, lLL., WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 20, I895.
CLYDE IN ooRl2A;
< Ey VVILLIADK PBBEY BROWN.
-i-hcro,lllin Yung,therel Bold liernbout
A long. low rakish craft-liall’ linrgo and
hnllcanoe-witlln junlr-like nlalnsailand
n lnirncnso three-cornered shoot, that
seemed to be u cornninaiion of ioi-osail and
" .VIa g l n the long liiirbornf
cheniulpo, tho icsiporb or Seoul, llie ciiiiital
her, ut a distance 01 some 000
ynrds, was s larger boai,soincwlint similar-
ly rigged, and puintcd in hrond stripes oi
unirorms. besides n number o
Wei-opulling at long ours to ossist t e
Yrojectingfroin the how or the second
hoot wasa long pole. at the end or which
or so long. The projection was not n how-
sprit, for the Corcans do not, us n rule. use
t It was full t ty feet 1 n n
very.slini.- Tim cigar-like iippnndngs point-
ed directly it tho lugxtive bout nhnad
Yet he u-ns vcry alert
nnd watchful in i-ouiity.
ilia Yling,Ihe ind addressed. was in ii
arms and tent projected. and
cncumbere t of whit
u go." snid Min
Yung, succiilctly,yct with tho vivid eni-
pii is Inspired by [our
‘Well. we ainltiroiug to li-t tlicni catch u.
it no can help it. lain niors arrnid or that
new ianglou torpedo hanging at their bow
than or all those soldiers your respected
maislcr has sent nner you."
“When they Iirld they cannot overhaul us
they can ilreit oir. it it explodes vi-min.
twenty ylr s or our sam an-it's good-byg
Johilnia. They will blow us out or the war-
I did not thuilr you corcnnii were so
blood-thirsty, liiin Yung."
“Jinn 'nn, a no clam. so lrill min
Yung, he no clarr. No not Min Yung back,
no no clnre, no kill Mcllkin hoy, loo."
‘'1 see. non. your master. cnnnot re-
capture you, rather thnn let you got cloni-
away he will. it possihre. destroy us both.
B t-there come: is goo pu . This breeze
is irsshiningand hnuling niors nstern. it
The harhor afChen'lulpo is sovoral mile:
long, and land-locked by run is aundry
lslnnds lscntlered across its on . The
tin i 11 rise: o an Immense height,
farmsncurrelitol ab and owtt li.n
ccrtnln locnlltics, runs with rrrriiordinary
in making their escape i.-lydo had tnlren
this into consiperntion. Yet n rorinin dc.
lny, oiilng to biillllllg hrooz.-s. Logcllicr Wllh
h nss of ilicir lioni, had liruugllt the
hour oisinclr wnlvr poi-ilonui,v nonr. slioulii
tho incoming lloiill catch it . dc o o
orilio numerous clinnnels lending oenwnrd
they would nurely be ntoppmi, und capture
minpan could never make head against ilie
strong current unit would soon set in, even
with a avoring recze.
Could tlioy, nowcvcr, succeed in gaining
ic outer bar iii time. the lnclinilng tide
wnilld assist inslltlid cl hindering them, as
it cuuscd a poweiiul curreiitto swoop down
the coast in the very direction the fugitives
wished to go.
Tliclreshenlilg of the breeze seemed to
tho right, joined in the r.-hnso. cvliicnily re
siioniling to cc-riuin xignnls lroui tlicir pur-
‘ ’ r.-uur-oiiier wns n llslililg unit
with a high hnw and stem, and two shutter-
likc brown sai -tlint lung to l. uinnsls as
iron pivots, looking like slnltcd window-
llnils of unilsulil silo.
Min Yung informed Clyde that this wnn
one of his n1n<lcr's Hshing nrnll. nnd list
there was no chnncu now for lllclii to get
nvl':iy. whatever. in ii 5 car hi: evinced B
ilesire to relinquish the tiller nnd throw
linnsolr, in an tl;,’l)lIy or npprshoiision, upon
the liultuin or the bout.
"llolil lisr up; don't let go I" cried vlyde.
lrlliiiiiing lllc aililh so as to slicer more lo
iliu lort. Giving up a n
"Hurrahl Lack. Mln Vung.’ Hurrnhl"
aid thu retreating nout. For a limo it drew
away from t e otlicr. Tllenthe Corcan: put
out mare Dan lnll thus neutrnllzrd the c -
lect or the hroezc.
out his ‘band in i (I
could judge the lids was beginning to turn.
i'ct the chnnncls between the islands
strrtnhcd rloviously for several miles nnend
onnii. or iii 0. it wttrdoubtful lr they
would be able to got through.
Thu sun shone nclxrly in their faces as it
wnssinklngtoward the bosom cl th
low Sea. ehind ilicni lay the lung hnrhor
with chcninlpo clustcrod nbout its edge,
nnll with great hills rising nclnnd that
wellcd lnio niouniuins fnrllior inland to-
wnrvl sconl. IL was suninicr tinio and
moist brcczt: iiiollowcd (lie llclil. so that uti-
dcr [lie l$lllL(l0W of the halls Ollt! could be
To add to Clyt-le'u pcrplcxity null increase
this lerror ol Min Yunz. nnoilior iioai.wiiirli
ynrd. ii I ms is rui-iawnykesos(bound
servant) as you nrc, I would never thintr of
giving up. slion wnu dare not hurt me. i
can sond word i lilr. sill. tho American
rninlsirrat Caren. its will see in. through
sllright,nnd let rnclo Ned know on the
r. we are captured. lint lherawlill
be no hope (or you if slion Wan get: you
“Killee Min Yunz. Dntn w'nt," ns min
Yuni;'s hopeless comm:
light. Min Yung git lilavo nllce
Rut cvon as he “‘.’IS cndenvorlng strenu-
ously to “brace up" the inserting currcnt
iuidrloiily struck l.l.lCui. hrnring inn rnnipnn
d on ii curvu or this island sliora and
ilixulo thti hits or ii point which it wasini-
perntlvely ncccssnry for them in weather.
clyds took to a pair of oars, hut their
suing vessels drew nenr:rrlApidly,Ind liy
using the mouth ol the bite. sreined lo
cllcctunlly cut 0” all egress. The hunt hos
ag perilously ilcnr. uhiis
lilo ilshing criili. uppcnred to be plncing il-
rself so at to out olf nll escnpc, cvcu should
we to weather the point. a tnslr
growing momentarily uioro clontiirul.
“'l'I.iere is but one way p this boat
out 0! this scrape," said Clyde ngnin pick-
ing up the ruin. “Lucky I am a good shot.
And yet] hate in nllernpt such uitrick.
sonic one may get illed."
“We t kill.” coniiiiented Jilin Yung.
looking loiigingly toward shore. “Mln"ung
junip out,:llelikin boy jump out. Hide in
“IL is an inland. They will he nure to End
us. ‘<2, you 0 d t e host steady. iini
going to shoot-lui I"
Clyde stretched himsell nlolitz A thwart
nnd ruled the rllh 0 Ch ii u
the motion of rho boat interfered with his
“Tliis won't do.” he muttered. “I must
lry It on hand. They are so near now I
ought to hit limb thing Without much
The pursuing min was now not In
Ihnii SN) yards in llie rear. The dnrli ovnl
at the torpedo pointed ominously at the
Iugitwes. as if assuring lhem of tllcdeslruc-
tion it tlircniencd.
“l.onkeel" cried Min Yung gripping the
tiller nnrd. “Shun ‘Van getting randy.”
"Hush upl’ growled Clyde frttfully.
“l’ve got cits as wcllns,yoi-1.1 KUPSL The
rascals are going to discharpelllnt Komedo.
Thi-y think they im: near enough to blow us
out of the water vi-infant‘ (till. Well. they
nre lll‘l1rEn0lIEll [or-me-too."
As he lingered over the last words hewu
r rig thc rmc nntl brnclnghimsnll against
lhc swnying of Illrdecli. The people on the
ether boat. thinking that he d(llll.)KlDSSl!1‘
lcndcd to shoot am: 01 (hem. dodged llJOIAlr
Clyde raw llic long protuorrancs riring
slowly lnlollne with ihcirown
tlons cnme from their direction. Min Yung
riltcrnd a cry of ltnl‘. the bone br-
waii silent. Only the squatting
llgurv.-in the how was rihihle. Even Ilia
lirlnisrnnn had disappeared bclore rho
American boy and his gun, (lint WI: now
heltling into: nnnl nini. ‘
innttcd Clyde us he pull-
the riiic rnngoutloadly,
L its echoes wem sivillly followed by a
jar ins -.
hid the pursuing lmnt n: Clydo waved his
cup nnd nltouterl: -
“llurrnhl Louli.MinYiln'.'l llurrnh 1"
HARD l’lllZSSHl). ‘NIH tI.HYlV[l.PSS.
the smoke cle d niiny Mln Yiing did
lnolr. and his enthusiasm also rose. n :1 ha
jabbcrcd nwny in I con-ilcnl inlcrniixlnrc 0!
his native dialect. with funny nliridgmtnts
ol the lring‘I English.
Where the pu rsuing craft had been was
now u nunihor or mon in wedded pnrincnin
some or whom struck on u
shore.whils others were clinging to trag-
menu on ewreclr. V
The men in the llshlng boat uttered cries
rn s nod heist to their ours in n nnul ef-
tort to intercept tha lulhnr or so much
"Good gun." snid‘ Clyde, putting the
breech nllectionnloly. “These now rnnglcrl
alnulielcss powder rinesimiy tic iill right for
Ions: distances b l.I ol Winchester is
good enough for me." -
Thr aulcd rnnru upon the wind now. ro-
liovcdfroin all dnnzcrbchind. lint the in-
coming current was ngainst ll.H‘ln, while it
raihrr anlrcl this nsliorniiin. "his two
cranadruw ncisrer to csch other. Clyde
saw that it the point was to lxspnsscdl
ivnuld probably follow. Their ylugglsh had shot out from I rocky promontory to prngresl will now In Ilow thlt thu two PD)‘ cnlllslnn wn Almost inevitable.