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. ,,.e-Wm. -
.[cup ght by .the huthor.1
w.‘- . . TER.X- .. ..
rum xvoztlAN‘or: HORSEBACK.- . ,
burst for safety”
‘ ‘hill, per erzo his breat-5
.. ’ his wild V l ‘
' (‘old End chn5le.'l1ke'
Utah:-. > she wished
r she had ridden since early I the after- - first s r uld punll-ll him as the nest
noon end he hars s ta huntreur did c eon Bu here was he
hothshe andrthe’ h “ 5 looked around? as s thered up ll.
didn't ii to admit itxeven ‘loosened “ alth ot bro ze-red hair an
the tab! stared-her in the (ac
Iwlflly coiled it. about her shapely hesdm
nnil smv him. . - .
He lay stretched prone as he had fallen,
, and illll, so Mllll. ‘. '
and. me ‘ ere P1-IL‘ K p used.a aecond..to thrust some -lr-pins
then iaded’a“‘3Y to at wlndlm; path. W th ugh her t sees, e s e we t to him
the gathering darkness threatened to ohiitg ' and mu by hh: Ems‘ gm ru Md mm 0 .9,’
erate en rely. ' i 9 mt 03""! I and his (ace gienlned white in the darkness.
50 obscure as Vome Marvel slble, ‘ It was sun 1;, tlnely-moulded X ce. W h
at d the groups 0! pines appeared to her > broad brou, rm c n-in .1 ms y
as bldck'ln sses 0! ha ow. hat the can- k
viction was forced upon her that she had
lost hergi-a ' ’
she might have turned back. to be sure:‘
nelghed and this unusual
ientlnn of the Bxm
lanced around, saw her
und advanced towards through his brain to rescue her, or
r. e tvtme time mutionlng her to urge
her horse .
tt i Way!" he sh ‘
treivxnn tall upon you! You are right in its “M
t horse and rider
IYIK momentum "5 I
and the lmhztcl of its fall was like an earth-
earth “lth the for
in :1. moment’: tlma.
seemed paralyzed "fan
. . on
adjoining trees. Ga
h its d 3
co at an svalunrhs 5'“? 1-‘Y “
Kleanwhll-1. the young mfm
sound attracted swore, for, glancing up, he saw the swltts
(are, and she was pmvo ed to tlnd lteraelt
regarding it with some interest. ‘There is
bu look settled melancholy
“hlch she could not fathom, He appeared
alwut thirty -ears of n ut is dark
hill rid mousiirc e ere s reaited with
gray, nnd this fact set her to uonderimi
What his trouble coul have been. hen sh
shuul have een stirring hei-sell to
bring him to consciousness.
while she was wondering. however. what
she should do,
. , tlescelltlilig tlr-tree. hiding the sky and -
there in the threatening to crush them to the our
5 poisu in lIe,.<:nv above I
race or the woman, rind the resoldle (lashed
killed in the attempt.
, she had recovered her sell-possession and
Ahead! The was litshing t
93 "“‘ also ros
garding each other.
1 pity for h
sprang tor the rltler. lifted and 0
vitty to i
her tram the sa le, and darted torward at
s ' ed
humlrmls crash, the earth
forest reauunded with E roar like
he hurricane: but above the el-
mentnl din shrilletl the de.-izii-shriek at the ,, . “P9 - ‘J 3“;
h Q hot. hat I care.
cannot do less than ln-
h ch hu
real hrsnch felled the young man to :“?,$‘?“‘h" b“‘ ‘
earth. hut in (alllntz he threw his burden The young mm, shook himself
hand over his eyes. in B
mnnne and answered slowly, as It yet but
" thank you I think not. But you-
ln- “ .1 .
llnnll "MW ‘
subsided rose to her ieet.
lsny emotions were surging through her
brain. hut u pcrmos was a tesiing at u Injured,
a not been him it indignation nlzalnst th i ;m. her at all, thanks to your-your well-
Tidlei Seeing that hls vlslmrs could not Y0l- rescuer. H1 i he should h ('2 (la (‘(1 I In Elciint efforts In my behali." She Was II.
' e hr. hands on her. s e hn held herself as one truihiui woman, and In that moment
a man ulzkevi
but he rould apart. from earliest woman ood; no man am: rnnlrl not bring herselt to express even
ever even eo.murh on tourhed her with A qualified approval of his nrllon
his nmzer-tips. nd lmw, this rinln (wrest The moon was nvtv u l up mg SM. and
Perhnnn he dweller had actually held her in his arms; she could see an amused smile hit al-mss
somewhat duzetl k,