The Inland Empire (Moore, Mont.) 1905-1915, November 20, 1913, Image 3

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INIegebta. EMPULE. • Novenuher 0 h I913„ Les Being a True Account of Certain Strange and Wonderful Adven- tures of Master John -Hampden, Seaman, and Mistress Lucy Wilberforce, Gentlewoman, in the Great South Seas. By CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY Copys!ght 1912. by Cyrus Towaserad Beady 1 out one who seemed to 'be a ring - CHAPTER sill. leader, a man rated, as boatswain's Wherein I Bargain Far a Womam mate,' whose mune was Glibby. . IT had happened I could \What are yeti doing here?\ Fask- well guess. Captain irlut- ed, \in the cabin at this time of thews had :been attacked. night?\ file had promptly shot one \Softly softly, •sir,\ replied Glibby; ef - the - cu - utitreege - gial thereafter the \we are here to ask questions, not to rest had got him.' My first impulse was to blow open the lock of the door . and rue.' to his rescue s but wiser coon - eel prevailed, and I :did uothiug. I um. I Wilk, somewhat cool headed in a crisis, and surely this was one. 1 'could wait. A loaded pistol -Ayes. bet- ter than an empty one, and to deal with we they would, have to come to we for whatever purpose they might entertain, either to :Murder we or to release me. • In either event I could do more thau if I ruShed into the, fray uaw. I could not help Captain Mat- thews. I was sure that whatever fell puz'pose they 'night entertain for My little mistress would be in abeyance until they had settled with we. I listened with every nerve strained .to the utmost. I alao waited most anx- iously for the opening of the after cabin door, which was her own, but s.. s \The fret man\ I hissed out, ' \gets a bullet.\ , sae must have been in iFfinnad - sleep, indeed, for the door did not open. Evi- dently she had heard nothing. 1 wait- ed. It was not an easy task, but I judged it best. Fortunately I had not long to _wait, for In less time by far than I have taken to tell It the - hatch was, upeped and the heavy boated men clattered down the companionway. ttie keY Was le the look outside,aud I \Ceuld hear them turn it. I loosened my• sword, whieti .1 lenitigung by its belt around my waist, picked up the two pistols, sent my back up against the side of the ship and made ready for whatever °me. The door was pushed open abruptly, fuel I saw the cabin was crowded with ; 7 without furtherpreitudnaries, \that men At least halt the crew were ly .. this ship's cruisin' for Ateasfire. We gathered there, and it wan a little cabin, the Rose of Devon being but a know all we'll git out of the Cruise ts; small ship. The rest, I guessed, were what we signed for au! uothin' else, on watch. I could hot..see the boat- 'We've made a good 'guess that the swain. Evidently he had • the deck.' treasure is hereabouts; and We mean The vessel cOuldn't be left Unwatcheu to have more than our 'Wages.' We're vu such a night as this and in such goin' to have our share of witatheeee a lea, and he was the fitteit man to found that we're after.\ take charge of her. The'iteward had \ 8° y ou shall ' \ said ' I -1 am. With lighted the cabin lights, several of the you An that. I went something 'more . woman! \ men carried lanterns which they bad than my wit/0 8 1 0 n.\ \'Ale - the woman!\ brought from the forepeak, and others \ What's Shis woman an ' Twarr had drawn their sheath knives. There %elle plenty of illumination to shOtt their vIllainons facet • They were surprised to find inc iso prepared, and I gave them nd'time to recover. \The first man,\ I hissed out, \that steps across that threshold withotit permission gets a bullet through Wier answer 'em.\ ; \What do you, mean?\ I cried \We are masters of the ship.\ \Captain Matthews?\ \He will captain no more ships on this or any 'ether seas,\ answered Glibby., with truculent emptiest's. • Now, it rose in my mind to shoot him then and there, murderous brute that he was. If I had been alone perhaps I would have done it without reckon- ing the consequences to myself, but I had another to think of. Unless craft stood me in good stead her case was hopeless. And had as Glibby was, Timbal' wile the chief villain. \Serves him right!\ I broke out with well simulated beat. \He disrates me and locks me up here Just for stealing a kiss from a maid and\- \Spoken like a man of spirit, Mister Hampdon!\ cried Glihby. \What did tell ye, mates: he's with as!\ • \With- your' said I. loosening my bold on the pistol. but - taking good care to keep ready. \1 am with you, alt right.. What do you -prossese'ii I am sick of the -treatment I received, and\- • \We want that treasure for our- selves.' • \And you shall have it. provided I get my share with the other men,\ I answeted; ' scarcely startled by • their words, ?Or this I had expeeted. \We iffil Share and iliate . alike in everything,\ answered Glibby. \Am I - fist; naates?\ \Right you are!\ came from tire deep veiceeOf ibe! men. L _ HovV I longed to clutch him by his - throat and choke him! My temper nose,ngein, but this time, as before, I mapased to keep it down, but with immense difficulty, as you may sus - \Come into the cabin, Mister Hump - don',\ • staid Glibby, \and we will talk It ever.\ \.Waft said I. \Who is in\ corn- , mand of you?\ I ....`Wh'y, Mister Pimball, the bo's'n,\ answered Glibby. ”yeey good,\. said I. \I must' talk with him about the future. Do you go On deck, Gabby, and send Pimball beksw, and he and I with the rest of you will soon settle this matter.\ \All right,\ answered the bOtat- swain's mate, turning to the compan- 7ionivay. J Pituball can talk; him and you can come to terms, I make no doubt.\ No* 1 couldn't allow myself to hesi- tate for the thopsandth part of :•a secinid. Oetentatiously I shoved one pistol into the belt that hung aLuay rig:lit side-, the other I dropped care- lessly into the pocket of my coat. and ase\` cluttered up the ladder,' 1 walhed fearlessly, to, all appeeraacee, out of the berth and Into the cabin, the mea t giving back respectfully salough to leave we gangway. \Now: what is It that you Itropose. Master Bo's'n?\ 1 began, sitting down at the cabin table, while the rest ranged' theniselves! ehout it, some standing, some sitting on the transoms at the sides, as Pimball came lumber- ing into the cabin. \We know,\•begiin Pimball ineolentp broke out another. Why thoud she get it all? 14he' s a mere Orr\ \You have - said right. water' who and why indeed?\ I•auswered smooth- ly, marking him down for Lei ven- geance when my turn came \No'w. what are your plans?\ \We want that Wore map or emit that you M*0 been geee isoedbe to “iro assaiassrto MOIL •- • • your cabin. - saiff It was in alittle bag around my neck. 1 reached down, palled out the bag, took the turn parchment from It and threw it on the table. There was not the least use In my pretending ig- -ttorance.or in refusing to. give -it up. They-cauld kill' we 'and take it del way. \There said I coolly. \you have St.\ Pimball picked it up. stl , can make but little-eut of it,\ he said, and 1 doubted if he could read. \You can at 'least see the latitude and longitude on it in the upper cols • tiers, can't you?\ I ' , asked, hardly -sup- pressing •my contempt for the man. \Aye that's plain enough.\ be' an- swered dubiously. \And -you see' 'that little wavy , line that runs up from the lagoon over the top of wlaat - looks-like a wall. to An opening In: -the side?\ I continued; to ternainiug suddenly to Intim° 0;41 minds with treasure. so that -tiley would give less heed to other things more important to we. \Yes !scan make that out toe.\ \Yon see' that little cross there?\ Pimball turned around , and faced the others' crowding' about 'him in great ad growing excitement. •\Itere-iighte here!\ he graWled. • The men nearest him shoved , for- ward' with their lanterns' Illuminating -the torn sheepskin. -\Aye. I can make that out , too. What does it mean?\ he asked, after a long stare„ \It means, if there is any truthabout it, that , the treasure Is thereabouts: - \What treasure is it?\ • \The plunder of a Spanish galleon -a pirate ship.\ , \And how came it to be there • that'island?\ \It , was buried in that cave there a hundred and • fifty years ego by one Philip Wilbeoforce,,an English bueca- neer.\ \And how came this girl by news of it?\ - •• How much of the story they under 'stood I could not tell. Probably- but little, Yet the idea of the treasure was real enough Undoubtedly. \And you think there is treasure „there?\ asked Pimball. Now,'oflate I had changed my Mind, • , why I know' not, but I had, yet it would not do to tell them that. \I am sure Of it,\ I cried, \gOld. sil- ver, jewels, God knows what. Every thing t ? 'make us rich forever:\ And what do ou reckon , the cal of it all to be?\ \Oh severel millions of pounds.\ I answered lightly as if the treasure was so great that a million more or less was of no moment. \Hurrah!\ cried out one bid seaman, and the cabin on the instant was filled I ..with wild cries, bestial, brutal shouts. As the sound partially died away I • heard the door back of me open Now, I had purposely so placed myself as to be between the crowd and the door. • The' door was opened hut a little Way. was , conscious that she was awake and at least was listening. \You are the only navigator among ! usi'-Mister Ramption.\ began Mihail. Iafter the men got measurably quiet again,' \and If you are with us. 'you will take the ship there to. that island. We'll git• the treasure aboard. sail awayand•sink her on the South Amer - tea eCilist and then every man for him- self with all he can carry.\ \Am I to be captain?\ I asked. \There'll' be no captain. Every man for himself, I say,, but me and the bo's'n's mate, 'Glibby, will -take .the watches In turn. You'll navigate the ship and whatever is necessary for our safety we'll do at your 'order. Is it understood?\ \Yes.\ said I, \under one condition.\ \We make no conditions,\ said 'gra- ben 'darkly. \we are matters of the ship, remember, and this is our last word.\ \It- Is not mine,\ said I composedly, for 1 bad yet the hardest part of the bargain to drive. \Well It's gut to be,\ said. P111)1)111l menacingly, starting toward me with the marlinspike he carried. \Now my friend,\ said I, \we might just as well understand each other. You can kill we if you want to. It would•he_easy enough, but when you have killed me you have killed your last chance at the treasure. You don't know What latitude or longitude we are In now. There is not one of you that knoivs enough to take a sight or to Heti the ship to the island. You are completely helpless. My life means the difference between 'treasure and no treasure to you. You are smart enough to see that.\ \liniments tight,\ said an old sea- man at the back of the crowd. \There speaks a man of sense,\ said* 1. - Therefore you will hear,,jny condi- tions and accede to. them.\ \Heave ahead,\ said Pimbafl rough- iy- enough, evidently not -liking the sit- ihttii - AL but failing , Utterly to see how it eOnld be amended since I couaplete- ' le lied the whip hand'of them all. -\What , 4I 'stipulate -Is very simple. 'First Of all, I am to have my full and 'equal share' of the treasure With the rest. , I .ifin to be treated exactly like elie , htherelisethe•dibision, and my life and liberty, which are just as valuable to we as to any - of you, are to be treat- ed with!vaspect, as 1 - respect those ,of -, k1there.\ '\Why#' we told you that In the first 'place,\ growledsitit the boatswain. \If that's . all you've got, to say\— by on said Pimball -, •*What bad you proposed to do with her?\ I asked. • 'Why-or-1-er,\ the man faltered. He actually did not dare to say what An his -mind, and I've no •deuht that my pistol never looked big- ger , than-IV:did when I quietly laid my • hand on it, it wsivatabable thAt tba.atbant bad not as yeateekilid What\ WiliTo 15e . dene with her, whatever Pimball may. have concluded. 1 took advantage, there- fore, of their hesitation and pualited the matter to a speedy conclusion. \Well I --said quickly, \I want her for myself.\ Did I hear a groan lp the cabin back of me? If I did, 1 could not afford to hesitate. 1 could not let them bear. •\You saw how she treated me,\ I cried, raising my voice and, banging on the table. , \She struck rue. She had we imprisoned. I want her to be given over to me alone.\ \But\- 1.4egan Pimball, not relishing the 'abandonment of this prize which he had evidently marked for his own. \I tell you lorhat'it 184 tnates.\nald 1, disregarding him - „ and addressing thei rest directly, \I am a poor wan and the • treasure, or my share of it, means a great deal - to me, but revenge means' VASILMIL.11 \You take the Woman, we take the treasure.\ much more. You give the woman to we and I will divide .iny share of the treasure among the crew.\ \Well began .Pimball uncertainly., but the sentiment of the crew was palpably Against him. \Don't be a fool, man,\ cried the -man who bad spoken before. -\Give him the we \Aye let him have her,\ cried u,sec- ond, _ \He'll bring her to her knees,\ said a third. \Stop it.\ I cried, doubling - fist - this was no assumed rage either, for my blood was boiling . \This is. 'my - own affair.\ The men fell beet. They forgot to the moment their advantage in -am_ hers, \Well that is agreed at Itist.'' .said Pimball, reluctantly enough. \You take the - woman. we take the treasure\ \Agreed.\ said 1. \Is that right, muter\ heAasked of the rest. - \Bight -o,\ was the answer. ,•\It's all settled, then,\ said 1, - \but no\- •„.r \Bring out the gal, then, and let ua see her,\ suddenly began one of the Men, stepping forward. The door back of \ we was thrown open wide and she stepped out Into the cabin. How I thrilled to see her, erect fearless, more beautiful than ever. The men recoiled and I stepped back my- self. e \ have heard all,\ she cried. \You murderous villains, to have killed my ca'ptain and seized my ship, and you - you\ -she turned to me, \toisave bar- gained for we and to have bought ass like an animal, a horse, a dog -oh, if I had a wealloul\ (Continued next week; ADAGES ON LEARNING. He that was only taught by himself had a fool for hbenaas- ter.-Jonson. Education isdall paint. It does uot alter the ature of the wood that is under it. It only im- proves its appearance a little. - Stanhope. There are more men ennobled by study than by nature. -Cicero. There is no harm in being stu- pid so long as a man does not think himself clever; No good in being clever If a man thinks him- self so, for that is a short way to the worst sttipidity.-Macdonald. Men learn while they teach. - Seneca. The self educated are marked by stubborn peoullaritles.-Dis- men. 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