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A TiLE OF THREE LIONS.
TIT H. BIDin BAOOABD,
-ine nurnt was aimos. entirely, danc now
for the, moon had quite, set and tho clouds
bad ooveredlup(,tba, Man. so, that tbo only
light that we had came from the fire, which
by this time' was "burping tor brigWly. agnin.
la to shoot by, It is so uncertain, and besides
it penetrates but a .veryKftft way Into tho'
darlinefii.'atthoueh if ono is lii' the dark out
side ono can sco It from bo far away
""Presently the oxen, after standing still
for, a moment, suddenly winded the Hon and
dldi what I feared they would began to
'akrek,' that is, to try and break ldow from
the. trektoW to which they were tied, and
null off madly into the wildernees. Lions
know ot tin's habit on the part of oxen, which
aro, I do beijeve, tho tnostloollsh animals un
der the sunr a slictpbctng a very Solomon
compared to them, and it Is by no means un
common tor a Hon to get In such a position
that a herd or span of oxen may wind him.
skrek, break their reins and rush off into tho
bush. Of ''cburse, once they aro there Uioy
are helpless In tho (lark; nnd then the, lion
chooses the one that be loves best and cats
him at his leisure.
" IV ell, round and round went our six poor
oxen, nearly trampling us to death in their
mad rush; indeed, had we not hastily turn-
oiei out oi ine way wo suouia navo uocn
trampled to death, or at the least seriously
injured. As it was, Harry was run over,
and. poor .Jim Jim being caught by the trek-
tow BomowUore beneath the arm,. was hurled
ngnt across the kerm, landing by my side
only somo paces off.
"Snap went the disselboom of the cart be
neath the transverse strain put upon it Had
It not broken tho cart would have overset; as
it' was, in another minute, oxen, cart, trek
tow,, reims, broken disselboom,, and every
thing were soon tied in one vast heaving,
plunging, bellowing and seemingly Inextrica
For a moment or two this state of affairs
took my attention off from the lion that had
caused it, but wliilo I was wondering, what
on earth was to bo dono next, nnd, what wo
should do If the cnttlo broke loose Into the
bush and were lost, for cattle frightened In
this manner will go right away like mod
things, it was suddenly recalled in' a very
"l or at that moment I perceived by the
light of the flr6 a kind of gleam of yellow
trnVcllng through the air toward us.
" 'The Hon! the llonl' holloaed Pharaoh,
and as he did so ho, or she, for it was a great,
gaunt lioness, half wild, no doubt, with
hunger, lit right In the middle of the skcrni,
and stood there in tho smoky gloom and
lashed her tall nnd roared. I seized my rlllo
and flred It" at her, but what between the con
fusion and my agitation and tho uncertain
light, I missed her and nearly shot Fharooh.
ThS" flash of the rifle, however, threw tho
wnoie scene into strong reuei, sou a -mm unu
it was, I can tell you with the seething mass
of oxen twisted aU'around "tho cart in such a
fashion that, their, heads .looked aa though
they were growing out of their rumps and
their horns seemed to protrude from their
backs"; the smoking Are, with just a blazo in
the heart of the smoke"; Jim-Jim in (he fore
ground, where the oxen had thrown him in
their wild rash; stretched, out tnere in terror:
and then, as a center to tho picture,, the
groat,, gaunt, lioness glaring round witn
hungry, yellow eyes, roaring and whining as
she'made up her miud what to do".
"It' did .not take her long, however just
as long as it takes a flash to die into dark
ness for before I could lire again or do any
thing, with a'rnost fiendish snort she sprang
upon poor Jim-Jim.
"I heard the 'unfortunate lad shriek, and,
then almost; Instantly I paw his legs, thrown
Into the air. The lioness bad seized him by
the neck, and with a sudden jerk thrown his
body over her bock so that his legs hung
down at tbo f urther side.
Then, without the slightest hesitation,
and apparently -without any difficulty, she
cleared the t,kerm fence at a single bound,
and, bearing pour Jim-Jim, with, her, vanished
into the darknaa beyond in the direction of
the bathing place that I have already do
scribed. We jumped up, perfectly mad with
horror and fear, nnd rushed after her, firing
shots'at haphazard, on the' chance that sho
would no ingnteneu ny mem into dropping
her Prey, but nothing could wo see and noth
ing could we hoar, The lioness hod vanished
into the darkness, taking Jim-Jim with her,
aud to attempt tofollpwbcr till daylight was
madness, n e should, only expose ourselves
to tbo risk of a like fate.
"So with scared nnd heavy hearts we crept
back to the skerm and sat down to wait for
daylight, which now could not be muchmoro
than an hour off. It was absolutely useless
to try even to disentangle the oxen till then,
so all that was left for us to do was to sit and
wonder how It camo to pass that one should
be taken and the' other left, and to bono
against hope that our poor servant might
have been mercifully delivered from the lion's
jaws. At length the faint light came steal
ing liken ghost np tho long slope of ' bush
and glinted, on the tangled oxen's horns,
and with frightened faces we gbC up, and
set to tho task of disentangling the oxen till
such time as there should be light enough to
enable us to follow the,, trail of tho lioness
which had gone.olf with Jim-Jim. And hero
a f reh trouble awaited us, for when at last,
with iu(inite,d(lBqiilty, we had got.the great
helpless brutesjoose, it was only to. find that
one of them was very sick. There was no
mistake about the way bu stood with' his legs
slightly apart And his bead hanging down.
He had got the redwater ; I was sure of it.
Of all'thu difficulties connected with life and
traveling in South Africa those connected
with oxen aro perhaps tho worst. The ox Is
tho most exasperating animal In the world, a
negro excepted He 'has absolutely no con
stitution, nnd never neglects an, opportunity
of falling' sick ot some mysterious disease.
He will get thin upon tho slightest provoca
tion, and from ,mere maliciousness die of
'poverty;' whereas it is his chief delight to
turn round and refuse to pull whenever ho
finds himself well in the center of a river, or
the wagon wheel nicely fast in a mud hole.
Drive him a few miles over rough roods and
you will find that he is footsore; turn him
loose,to feed and you will discover that he
has run away, or It he has. not run away ho
has of malice aforethought eaten 'tulip' and
poisoned himself. Thefo is always some
thing wrong with him.' Tho ox is a brute.
It was of a piece with his -accustomed be
havjor for the one in question to break out
on purpose, probably with redwater, just
when a lion had walked oil with his herder.
It was exactly what I should have expected)
and I was therefore neither disappointed UQ1
"Well, it was no use crying, as I should
almost havo Ilka) to do, bocausa. If this ox
had, redwater It was probabla'that the rest
ot them had it too, although they had been
sold to me us 'salted,' that is, proof against
such diseases as nil water and lung sick.
One gets hardened to this sort of thing la
Soujh Africa in" course of time, for I supn
pose hi no other country in the world is tho
waste of animal lite so groat.
"Se, taking my rifle aud telling Harry .to
lollop me (for, we had to leave Pharaoh to
look af ten the oxen Pharaoh's lean kine I
called them), I started to coo it anything
could bo found of or appertaining to the un
fortunate Jim-Jim. Tho ground round our
little camp was hard and, rocky, and we
could not hit off any .spoor of the lioness, ,
though just outside the skerm wo saw a drop
or two ot blood. About 800 yards front tho,
camp, and a littlo to the right, was a patch of
t sugar pusn,uuxeu .wiiQine usual mimosa, ana
for this I made, thinking that the nonces
would have been sure to take her prey there
to devour it. On we pushed .through the
long grass, that was bant down beneath the
weight ot tho soaking dew( In two, minutes
we were wet through up to our thighs, as
wet as though .we had. waded through water,
In due course,' however, we reached tbo
patch of bush, arid In the gray Jigbt of the
morning cautiously and slowly pushed our
way Into it. It was very clark under the
trees, for the sun was not y.up, so we walk
ed' with the most extreme pare, holt ex)ect
ine every minute to come across the lioness
llciipg the bones of rodr JIm'Jlra. But "no
lioness could wa tee, and as for Jim-Jim,
the- was not even a finger joint' ot him to
be ,tound. " Evidently ihy had not .corns
"So pushing through the bush we proceeded
to hunt every other likely spot about, with
the tr mo result.
" 'I suppose the must bar taken him right
away,' I said at UK, sadly snouts, 'At any
rate, lie wnl be dead by now, so God have
mercy on him, we can't help him. What's to
be done nowf
" 'I mippmo that wo had better wash our
solves in the jwol nnd tldii go back and get
something to eat. I nm filthy,' said Harry.
"This was a practical, if n somewhat un
feeling, suggestion. At least t struck mo as
unfeeling to talk ot washing when oor Jim
Jim had been so recently oaten. However,!
did not let my sentiment carry mo.nway, so
we went down to the beautiful spot that I
have described, to wash. I was the first to
reach it, which I did by scrambling down the
ferny bank Then I turned round and started
bock with a yell, as well I might, for from
almost beneath my f oet there came n most
"I had lit down almost upon tho back of
tho lioness, who had been sleeping on the slab
where we stood to dry ourselves after bath
ing, n lth a snarl and a growl, boforo I could
do anything, before I could even cock my
rlflo,'sho had bounded right across t)io crystal
pool and vanished over the onnosite bank.
It was all done in an instant, as quick, as,
"Sho had been sleeping on tho slab, and
oh, horror I whnt was that, sleeping beside
her I It was the red remains of poor Jim
Jim, lying on a patch of blood stained rock.
"'Oh! father, fatherl' shrieked Harry,
'look in tuo water.'
"I, looked., There, floating in the center
of the lovely, tranquil jxxil, was Jim-Jim's
head. Tho lioness had bitten it right off,
mid it had rolled down the sloping rock Into
'Toor Jim-Jim I Wo buried what was left
of him, which was not very much, in an old
brood bag,, and though whilst, he lived his
virtues were not great, now that he was gono
wo could hove wept'ovcr h'lin. Indeed, Harry
did weep outright; whllo.I.reglstercd a quiet
littlo vow on my own account that I would
let daylight into that lioness before I was 43
hours older, if by any means it could be douo.
"We buried him and there he lies where
tho lions will not trouble him any more, So
there is on end of the book of Jim-Jim.
"The question that now remained was haw
to circumvent his murderess. I know that
sho would be sura to return as soon as sho
would bo hungry again, but I did not know
when sho would bo hungry. Sho had left so
little of Jim-Jim behind her that I should
scarcely expect to seo her tho next night,
unless indeed sho had cubs. Still, I felt
that it would not lw wiso to mist the
chance of her coming, so we set about mak
ing preparations for her roceptioa The first
thing that we did was to strengthen tho bush
wall of the skerm by dragging a large quan
tity of the tops of thorn trees together and
laying them one on the other in such a fashion
that the thorns pointed upwards. This, after
our experience of the fate of Jim-Jim, seemed
a very necessary precaution, since if where
one sheep can jump another can follow, as
the Kaflrs.say, how much more Is this tho
case where an animal so active und so vigor
ous as the lion is concerned I And now came
the further question, how were wo to begullo
tho lioness to return! Lions are animals that
have a strange knack of appearing when they
are not wanted, and keeping studiously out
or tho way when their presence Is required,
"Harry, who, as I have said, was an emi
nently practical boy. suggested to Pharaoh
that he should go and sit outside the skerm In
the moonlight as a sort of bait, assuring him
that he would have nothing to fear, as we
would certainly kill the lioness before sho
killed blm. Pharaoh, however, strangely
enough, did not seem to tako to this suctrestion.
Indeed, ho walked away, much put out'with
Marry lor having made It.
"It gave me an Idea, however.
" 'Well,' I sold, 'there is that ox. He must
dip sooner or later, sows may as well utilise
'Now, about thirty yards to the left of our
skerm, if ono 6tood facing down the hill to
ward the river, was the stump of a tree that
had been destroyed by lightning many years
before, standing cquidistantly between, but
a littlo in front of, two clumps ot bush,
whlcn were severally some fifteen paces
"Here was the very place to tie the ox; and
accordingly i littlo before 6unset the poor
animal was led forth by Pharaoh and made
fast there, little knowing, poor brute, for
what purposo; ana we commenced our lone
vigil, this time without a fire, for our object
was to attract the HOness and not to scare
"For hour after hour we waited, keeping
ourselves awake by pinching each other it
is, by the way, remarkable what a difference)
in tho force of pinches requisite to tho occa
sion exists in the mind ot piucher and
pinchea but no lioness came. The moon
waxed and tho moon waned, and then at lost
tho moon went down, and darkness swal
lowed up tho world, but no lion came to
swallow us up. We waited till dawn, because)
wa did not dare to go to sleep, and then at
last we took such rest as we could get.
"That morning we went out shooting, not
because we wanted to, for we were too, de
pressed and tired , but becauso we had no
more meat For three hours or more wo
wandered about in a broiling sun looking
for something to kill, but absolutely with no
results. For some unknown reason the
game bad grown very scarce about tbo spot.
though when I was there two years before
every sort of large game except rhinoceros
and elephant was particularly abundant
The lions, of whom there were many, alone
remained, and I fancy it was the fact of the
game they live on having temporarily mi
grated that made them so daring and fero
cious. As a general rule a lion is an amiable
animal enough if he is let alone, but a
hungry lion is nlmost as dangerous as
hungry uiun. One hears a great many dif
ferent opinions expressed as to whether or
no the lion Is rcmaraablo for his courage,
but tho result of my cxperienco is that very
much depends upon the state ot his stomach,
A hungry lion will not stick at a trifle,
whereas a full one will flee at a very small
"Well, wo hunted all about and nothing
could we see, not even a duck or a bush buck,
and at last, thoroughly tired and out of tem
per, we started on our way back to camp.
passing over tho brow ot n steepish hill to do
so. Just as we got over the ridge I froze up
llko n pointer dog, for there, about 000 yards
to my lift, his beautiful curved horns out
lined against the soft blue ot the sky, I saw
a noble koodoo bull (strepsiceros kudu). Even
at that distance for, as you know, my eyes
aro very keen I could distinctly see tho white
strilps upon its side w lien the light fell upon
it and its large and pointed cars twitch as tho
flics worried It,
"So far so good; but how wore wo to get
at itl It was ridiculous to risk a shot at that
great distance, and yet both tho ground
and the wind lay very, ill for stalking. It
suemed to mo that tho only chance would
bo to mako a detour of at least a mile or
more and conic, up on the other side ot the
koodoo, leaned Harry to my side and ex
plained to him what I thought would be out
best course, when saddenly, without any
delay, the koodoo saved us any further
trouble by suddenly starting oft down tb
hill like a leaping rocket, I don't know what
had frightened it; certainly we had not
l'erlmja a hyena or a leopard a tiger as we
call it there had suddenly appeared! at any
rate oil it went, running slightly toward us,
and I never saw a buck go faster. As for
Harry, he stood watching the beautiful ant
raal's course. Presently it vanished behind a
patch of bush, to emerge a tew seconds later
about coo paces from us. on a stretch of com
paratly;ely level ground that was strewn with
bowlders. On it went, taking the bowlders
in its path in a succession ot great bounds
that were beautiful to behold. As it did so I
happened to look round at Harry, and per
ceived to my astonishment that he had got
ins rule to tils moulder.
'"You foolish boy I' I ejaculated, 'surely
you are not going to' and Just at that mo
ment tne nne went oir,
"And then I think I saw what was, in its
way, one of thomost wonderful things I ever
remember iu my hunting exirieuce. The
koodoo was at tho moment iu the air. clearing
a pile ot stones with its tore legs tucked up
underneath it. All iu an Instant the legs
stretched tbenuolytn oat j ft ,panmodlp
fosbism, and l Mt on theui and thoy ilo'ubled
up beneath it Dowuwent tho noble buck,
down on to ts head, For'a moment It seemed
to bo standing ou its horns, Its kiwi legs high
in tno air. and then over it went and lav still.
' 'Great heavensl' I said. 'why. youVo hit
hlinl He's dead.' '
"As for Harry, ho said nothlug, but
merely looked soared, as well ho might. A
man, lef idouu a boy might have fired a
thousand siicli shots without ever touching
the object, which, mind you, was springing
and bounding over rocks quite COO yards
away, and hero this lad, taking a snap shot
and merely allowing for elevation by In
stinct, for ho did not put Up bis sights, had
knocked the bull over aa dead as a door nail.
Well, I made no further remark the occa
sion was too solemn for talking but merely
led tho way to whore the koodoo lay. There
he was, beautiful and quite still, and there,
high up, about halt way down his neck, was
a neat, round hole. The bullet had severed
tha spinal marrow, passing right through
the vertebno and nwny on the other side.
"It was already evening when, having cut
as much of the best meat as we could carry
from the bull, and tied a red handkerchief
and some tufts ot grass to bis spiral horns,
which, by tho way, must have been nearly
five feet in longth," in the hope ot keeping
Jackals and aasvogels (vultures)' from him,
w e finally got back to camp to. find Pharaoh,
who was getting rather anxious at our ab
sence, ready to greet 'tis with the" pleasing in
telligence that another ox was sick, liut
even this dreadful bit of intelligence could
not dash Harry's spirits, tho fact of the mat
ter being tbatlncrodible as It may appear,
I do verily believe tliat in his heart of hearts
ho set down the death of that koodoo to tho
credit of his own skill. Now, though tho lad
was a tidy shot enough, this ot course was
ridiculous, and I told him so very plainly.
"liy the time that we bad finished our sup
per of koodoo steaks (which would have been
better if the koodoo had been a little younger)
it was time to get ready for , Jim-Jim's mur
deress again. All the afternoon Pharaoh
told us the unfortunate ox had been walking
round and round In a circle as cattle in the
last stages of redwater generally do. Now it
had come to a standstill, and was swaying to
and fro with its head hanging down. Bo we
tied him up to the stump of the tree as on the
previous night knowing that If tho lioness
did not kill him b would be dead by morn
ing. Indeed, I was afraid .that he would be
of littlo use as. a bolt, for a lion is a sports
manlike animal, and, unless he Is very hun
gry, generally prefers to kill his own dinner,
though when once killed he will come back
to it again and again.
"Then wo repeated our experience of tho
previous night, sitting there hour otter hour,
till at last Harry went fast asleep, and even
I, though I am accustomed to this sort of
thing, could scarcely keep mv eves onon.
Indeed, I was just dropping off, when Pha
raoh gave mo a shove.
" 'Listenl' he whispered.
"I was all awake in a second, and listening
with all my cars. From tha clump of bush to
tho right ot the lightning shattered stump to
which tho ox was tied came a faint crackling
no. ;o. Presently it was repeated. Something
was moving there, faintly and quietly enough,
but still moving perceptibly, for In tho In
tense stillness ot the night any sound,seemed
I woke up Harry, who instantly said
'Where is she! Where is she!! and bocanto
point his rifle about in a fashion that was
more dangerous to us and the oxen than to
any possible lioness.
" 'Hush upP I whispered savagely! and as I
did so with a low and hideous growl a flash
of yellow light sped out of the clump of bush.
past the ox, and Into the corresponding clump
upon the other side. The poor sick brute gave
a sort ot groan, and staggered round and then
began to tremble. I could sea it do so clearly
in the moonlight, which was now very bright.
and I felt a brute for having exposed tho un
fortunate, animal to such terror (is ho must
undoubtedly bo' undergoing. The lioness, for
it was she, passed so quickly that we could
not even distinguish her movements, much
less shoot. Indeed at night It is absolutely
useless to attempt, to shoot .unless, the object
is very close and standing perfectly stilly and
then tho light is so deceptlvo and it is so dlfll-
cult to see the foresight that the best shot
will miss more often than he hits.
'She will be back again presently,' I said:
'iook out, Dut lor ueaven s boko don's nre. un
less I toll you to.'
"Hardly were the words out of my mouth
when back sho came and again passed the ox
without striking blm.
M hat on earth Is she doing P whispered
" 'Playing with It as a cat does a mouse, I
suppose, bhe will kill It presently.'
As 1 spoko the, uoness .once more Hashed
out of tho bush, and this timo sprang right
over tho doomed ox. It was an exciting
sight to seo her clear him In the bright moon.
light, as though it were a trick that she bad
" 'I believe that sho escaped from a circus.
whispered Harry; 'it's jolly to see her Jump.'
"I said nothing, but I thought to myself
that it it was Master Harry did not quite ap
preciate the performance, and small blame
to him. At any rate, bis teeth were chatter
ing a bit.
"Then camo a longish pause, and I began
to think that she must have gone away,
when suddenly- she appeared again, and
with one mighty, bound .landed right on to
the ox and struck it a frightful blow with
"Down it went, and lay on the ground.
She put down her wicked looking head with
a flerco growl of contentment When she
lifted her muzzle again and stood facing ur
obliquely, I whispered, 'Now's our time, flro
when I do.'
"I got on to her as well as I could, but
Harry, instead ot waiting for me as I told
him, fired before I did, and that ot course
burned me. ben tho smoke cleared, how
ever, I was delighted to see that the lioness
was rolling about on the ground behind
the body ot the ox, which covered be
In such a fashion, however, that we could not
shoot again to moke an end ot her.
'She's done fori she's deadl yelled
Pharaoh in exultation ; and at that very mo
ment tho lioness, with a sort ot convulsive
rush, half rolled, half sprang into tho patch
ot thick bush tq tho right I itrod after her
as she went, but so for as I could sco without
result Indeed, tho probability' Is that I
missed her clean. At any rate, she got to the
bush iu safety, and once there, began to. mako
such' a diabolical noise as I "never beard be
fore. She would whlnu and shriek, then
burst out into perfect volleys of roariu that
shook the whole place.
" 'Well,' I said, 'wo must just lot her roar;
to go Into that bush after her at night would
"At that moment, to my astonishment and
alarm, there camo an answering roar from
the direction of tha river and then another
from behind tha swell ot bush. Evidently
there were more Hons about The wounded
lioness redoubled her efforts, with tho object,
I suppose, of summoning the others to ber as
sistance. At any rate, they came, and
quickly, too, for within five minutes, peeping
through the bushes ot our skerm fence, wo
saw a magnificent lion boundlug along to
ward us through the toll tamboulin grass
that in the moonlight looked for all the wor)d.
n to. rqiomng corn, uu ne came in, great
leans, and a clorious slerht it was to see him.
When within fifty yards or so ho stood still
In an open space and roared, and, the lioness
roared too, and then there camo a third roar,
and another great black nmued Hon stalked
majestically up and Joined No .'3. and really
I began to' realize what Jim-Jim must have
"Now, Harry,' I whispered, 'whatever
you do, don't fire It's too risky. If they let
us bo, let them bo.'
"Well, the pair of. them inarched off to the
bush, where the wounded lioness was now
roaring double tides, and the whole three ot
them began to snarl and grumble away to
gether there. Presently, however, tho lion
ess ceased roaring and the two lions camo out
again, the black maned one first to prospect,
I suppose aud walked to where the carcass
of the ox lay and sniffed at it
" 'Oh, what a shot!' whispered Harry, who
was trembling with excitement.
" 'Yeo,' I said, 'but don't lire; they might
all of them come for us.'
"Harry said nothing, but whether it was
from the natural willfulness of youth, or be
causo he was thrown oft his balance by ex-
citemenc., or from sheer recklessness, 1 am,
sure I cannot tell you, never having been'
able to get a satisfactory explanation irom
blm' but at' any, rata, tbo.facf remains, ho, ,
without a word of warning,entlrely dlsrtf-
gardingmy xjiortafions, lifted up his Wot
ley Richards; and fired it tho. blacXimauod'
uou; and, what Is more, hit It slightly ou tho
"Next second there was a most awful roar
from tho injured brute. He glared around
bun and roared with ilu, for, be, tvaS sadly
stung ; and then, before I could lnako up liiy
mind what to do, tha great black uuuied
brute, oridently iguorant ot tho cause of his
pain, sprang right at the throat of his coin
, panloq, to whom ho evidently attributed bjs
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COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT, VOL LI, NO 48
misfortune. It was a CurloiB tight to tee tho
evident astonishment of tbo other lion at this
most unprovoked assault Over he rolled
with an angry roar, and on to him sprang
the black maned demon, and commenced
to worry him. Tbls, finally awoke
the yellow maned lion to a tense
of the situation, and I am bound
to say that he roso to the occasion In a
most effective manner. Somehow or other
he got to his feet, and roaring and smartbig
frightfully closed with his mighty foe. And
then ensued a scene that absolutely baffles
description; You know what a shocking
thing it Is to seo two large dogs fighting with
abandonment, Well, a whole hundred of
dogs could not nave looiccu nan so tcrriuio
at those two great brutes as they rolled and
roared, and rent in their rage. It was an
awful and a wonderful thing to see the great
cats tearing at each other with all tho fierce
energy of their savage strength, and making
the night hideous with their heartshaklng
noise, Anq the tight was a grand one, too.
For somo minutes It was impossible to say
which was getting the best of it, but at last I
saw. that the black maned lion, though he
was slightly tbo bigger, was falling. I am
inclined to think that the wound In bis flank
crippled him. Anyway, he began to get the
wont of, it, which servod mm right, as be
was the aggressor. Still I could not help
feeling sorry fpf him, for he had fought a
gallant light, when hit antagonist finally got
him by the throat, and, struggle and.strjko
out at he would, began to shako the life out
of him. Over and over they rolled together,
an awe Inspiring spectacle, but the yellow
boy would not loose his hold, anil at length
poor black mane grew faint, his breath came
in great snores and seemed to rattle in his
nostrils, then he opened bis huge, mouth,
gayo the ghost of a roar, quivered and. was
"When he was quite sure that, the victory
was his own. tho yellow, maned Hon loosed
his grip and sniffed at his fallen foe Then
ho licked the dead lion's eye, and next, with
his fore feet resting on the carcass, sent np
his own chant of victory, .that went rolling
and pealing down the dark ways ot the night
in all the gatnereu majesty oi sound. Ana
at this point I interfered. Taking a careful
sight at the center of his body, In order to
through him, and down, ho roppejf dead
uiWhlfpfghtyfbe " " '
"At mat; tairiy sausiioa witn our,pcrrorm-
anccS, we, slept peaceably till pawn, leaving
Flj'araoh to keep wjitch. In caso'anylnor
lionsh'ould ako.it into their heads to come
" When the sun wag fairly .up wo arose, and
very ca'ut'ously'prccecded at least .Pharaoh
anq I' ddj tor Iwpufd not allow' Harry'to
come to scolf wVcouia'seoonythlngpf tha
wounueu uoness. quo ubu ceoseu ruunug
imniately'on the nrrival'of thCiJw Hons,
and had not made a sound" since ; from which
we' concluded that sho, was pr6bablykileatl
I was armed -with my-express and, Pharaoh,
in whose hands a rifle -.was,. indeed a donger-
ous weapon to 'his companions had an ax.
On our "way we ttoppeditolook. at the two
dead lions. They "were .'mngnifleeut animals,
both of them, but their .pelts. ,wet;a entirely
6olled. by! ,tho terrible- tnauiingtlioy.ihad
giveuto fach other, whlqh.Tras a tndpity.
"Inanother minute we.werejfollowlng.,the
bloodjsiiop- of the wounded lioness .into the
bush, whero sho had' taken refuge. This, J
need, hardly, say, wo did with, the.utmost
caution'indecd, I for one, did not at, all like
the; .job,, and was only consoled by .the re-
uectton that it was necessary, ana ,tuat the
bub,.5vai not, thick. Well, we stoodthcre,
keepng"aafar .from thetrees as 1possible,
anil pokiug.and peering pljut, butjpo.Ubness,
could wif toe,
" 'She must have.gpne aay.sornwherejto
die, .Fharooh,' I said in Zulu.,
",xcs, inkoosicnicq, ne answered, snq
has certalnlygono awoy.'
"Hardjy were the" words out of his mouth
when."? heard awful rqar, and look
ing round, saw tho,lionoss emerge from, the
very,cci'uii;px anusajjust ieiumi,,.naraQnl
In which, she .bad been curled up. Up ..she
went in her hind' legs, and as sho did so I
saw thaf one of ber tore paws was broken.
Up she wentl.tQwering rightpver.Phnraoh's
head,, as she. did so lifting her uninjured
paw to strike him down. And then, before
I could get my rifle round to do anything
to avert tha com In i catastronhe. the Zulu
did a' very ,bravp and1 clover thing. Realiz
ing his own imminent, danger,, ho bounded
tooieslde, and' .then, swinging, tho heavy
ax round, his bead, .brought lt'right down on
her back,' severing the vertebral and killing
her Instantaneously; it was wonooriui to
seo bertttllapsaalluiaheap llko an empty
'My word, Pharaoh,' I said, 'that was
well dono, and.nqno too soon.'
" 'Yes he answered,.'it was a good stroke,
Inkoos. Jlrii'-Jm will sleep .better.tiQW.'
''Then, caning 1 lurry to us, wq examined
tho lioness 'BheVasjold, if pne, might judge
from her worn teeth, and not very large, but
thickly mode, and must hove possessed ex
traordinary .vitality to. .have, lived so lorig,
shot as sho was; for, in addition to her broken
shoulder, my express, bullet bd blown a great
hole In ber that ono might "have put one's fist
"Well, that is the story of tho death of
poor Jim-Jim and how wo avenged it, and it
is rather Interesting in its way, becauso of
the fight between tho two Hons, ot which I
nover saw the, like.in all my experience, and
I know something of Hons and their ways."
"And how .did you get back to Pilgrims'
Rcstl? I'asked.JIuutfr, Quatermnln when he
hod finished his yarn.
"Ab, we had a nice job with that," he an
swered. "Tho second ox died and so did an
other, nnd we had to get on as liest we could
with tbo threo remaining ones harnessed uni
corn fashion, while we pushed behind. We
did about four miles a day, and it took us
nearly a month, during tho last week of
which wo pretty well starved."
"1 notice," 1 said, "that most of your trips
ended in disaster of some sort or another,
and yet you weut on making them, n hlch
strikes one as a little queer,"
"Yes, 1 dare say; but, then, remember I
got my living tor many years out ot hunt-
lug, lie-sldos, half tho charm of tbothm'r
lay in the dangers nnd disasters, though they
were terrible enough at the tune. Another
thing is, thoy were not at all disastrous.
Some time, if you like, I will tell you a story
of one which was very much the reverse, for
I made 4,000 out of it, and saw ono of tbo
most extraordinary sights a hunter over
clapped his eyes ouf but it's too late now,
and, besides, I'm tired of .talking about my-
tell, uood night,"
Not Afrulil oi 1 Irani.
A man who had just set up In tho hard
ware business and who had boon a clerk
where tho eccentric millionaire, Stephen 01
rard, had been in tbo habit of trading, applied
to him for a share of Ids patronage. Glrard
bought of him, but when the bill was sent in
ho found fault and marked dawn tho prices.
"Cask of nails," he growled, "which I was
offered for o and so. You havp charged bo
and so, and you must take it off."
"l cauuot do It," said tho young merchant
"But you must do It," roared Glrard.
"I cannot and will not," wos the final re-
u Irani bolted out apparently In a race
but soon af(er tent a chock tor tho whole
bill. Tho young man began to relent and
say to himself i "Perhaps ho was offered them
at that price, but It Is all over now. I am
sorry 1 did not reduco tho bill and get it out
othiinon something cbc. His trade would
have been worth a good deal to roe."
By nnd by, Ginuil camo again and gave,
him another order, Tho young man was
very courteous and sold he was almost sorry
bo did not reduce tho former bilL
"Reduce a bllll" exclaimed Glrard; "had
you dono it I would never trade with you
again, I merely meant to see It you had
cheated mo," Detroit Free Pros.
Mr. Gladstone is very methodical. Not
only aro hU Uks arranged iu tho most or
derly and convenient way, but; ho has oi)!
dok for bii private corii pondenee, another
(or public ultnirs, and another at which hi
rrcidueti hi historical and Homeric re
uuiv,.i-h. Chicago Trlbuue.
Ye whs Ions; for work of nobler mold,
Oh, lf.ro how ooiidioo thlnga may aid,
Who e v-rfulga for dlanioads or (Old
Must needs use Hrst-aa Iron spade.
From, the Oerijiaii by F. It. Balpmaa.
In New York hospitals tho discovery
list been mailt that attendants liicomu
Intoxicated through drinking tho alco.
lul Horn the botllis ot tp, claims.
JKSUS AND THE GIIILD.
LES60N VII, INTERNATIONAL SUN
DAY SCHOOL SERIES, FEB. 12.
Test of the t..on, Matt, still, 114.
Ooldeu Test, Matt, alt, 14 Memorise
Ter.es 9-0 Comment by Her. Wltllasa
Newton, 1). I).
(From Lesson Helper Quarterly, by permission
of It, 8. Ifoltrotn, phllulclr-hla,,piibUtlier.l
Notes. At the same time, or In that hour
while the event last recorded was Uklng
place Shall receive, do service to or regard
with kindness or love. Iu my name, for my
take. Offend, .or cause to stumble or, go
astray. Woe, sorrow or trouble. Offenses,
or occasions of stumbling. Halt, lame.
Maimed, having lost a limb. Their angals,
or guardian spirits. Heboid the 'face', are
near to the throne, or high In the presence of.
These littlo ones, I. e., which believe in mo, or
the young in years, and the little or lowly.'iri
BrvCCi. Jt is clear that the disciples, ot this
time, and up to the coining of the spirit on
tbo ilay of Pentecost, held very low and un
worthy vlows concerning the kingdom of
God. It was. to bo nn earthly kingdom alto
gether, nnd in it of courso they were to have
tho chief places. Thoy had, taking advantage
ot his absence, disputed among themselves ai
to which of them should bo foremost In it
They were thoroughly imbued with tho ideas
of tho men of their time.
V. 3-1. Our Lord's answer connlsts of the
noted deed and the s'Kkcn word. And each
illustrates tho other. Hoe that littlo child in
tho arms of Jesus. How sweetly beautiful
tho scene Is! The littlo one knows. not tbo
meaning of tbo distinctions tliat seem so
great in the eyes of tho disciples. They hove
no charm for him. Ho Is content With the
lowliest place. And with this child In his,
arms our Iord states the great principles of
his kingdom. Earthly distinctions can have
no place there. Tho spirit of this little child
illustrates that of all its subjects. Do not
ask w ho shall be greatest there. For unless
this little child's spirit of humility have a
goveralng place within you, you cannot
f vcu enter there. And in order to do this,
you must bo converted, turned around in tho
spirit and intent of your being.' And
what Is conversion! Other phrases for
It, "being born from above," "born of the.,
spirit," " new creatures In Christ, having a
now heart and a right spirit." And like all
these, It la not man's work, but God's; "Ex
cept ye lie converted." And whoii his great
work is doae, the result comes out. in the
man's humbling himself, "even as a weaned,
child." He seeks great things for himself no
more. By the master's side, and for tho
master's soke, any position is welcome, and
any service sweet And the master says that
he "is the greatest in the kingdom of heaves.
For It Is the master's spirit over again since
bo come not to bo ministered unto, but to
minister nnd to give his-life a ransom for
V. S. Two points invito us here, L e.,
1. Tbo persons spoken of, nnd
2. Their relations to tho Lord Jesus,
Asto(l). One httle child and "one such
little child," aro very different in their scope
and meaning. The first would mean simply
a littlo chin. I be second would indicate a
little ono in grace. A converted one, ono of
tho Lord's own people; one of the "such" as
enter tho kingdom.
And as to (2). This relation is very clearly
put To receive such an ono i. e., to do
service or kindness to such a ono it to re
ocivo me, to do service or kindness to me,
And he that receivoth me receiveth him that
sent me. How glorious this Is! The least
service to such an ono forming n direct con
nection between tho doer of tho service on
tho ono hand and the Lord Jesus and, the.
father in heaven on the other. Done here;
felt and received- there. The service, a
memorial there. The blessing following It, a
proof ot it hero.
V. 0. This is another sido ot the same great
truth. Aud about us far as the one ascends
in blessing, tbo other descends in doom. "This
death by a millstone about the neck of
course is n reference to a mode of, death,
practiced at that time. And tha meaning it
that such a death would bo "better" than the
guilt of leading one of tho Lord's httle' ones
V. 7. Wo havo three things:
1. Tho consequence of offenses.
2. Tho certainty of their occurrence.
3. Tho guilt of those who bring them
As to 1. The meaning is that the offenses
produce the woo. The woe, follows the. of
fense, as tbo result flows from the cause,
Woo is trouble, grief, sorrow. Now. look,
over history or through society, or Indi
vidual lifo anywhere and seo how the woe
follows the offense. It may bo persecution
or somo pleasant inducement to sin. Every-:
where the wuo follows the offense.
As to 'A But why must it need be! And
tho answer is that so long as human nature
remains as it is will bo found those who will
delight iu laying a stumbling block In tho
way of others, or In some way leading them
And ns to 3. Who can fitly describe his
guilt! Who can paint the utter hatefulnes
of that man who deliberately seeks to drive
or to seduce others into sin! Tha deepest
woo will bo bis lot
Vs. 8, 0. The meaning of these verses Uea
upon their surface. Tho sin is not in tho
hand, tho foot, or tho eye, but In tho evil
heart that uses them for its own corrupt pur
Ises. Cutting off tho hand or foot, or pluck
ing out tho oyo, therefore will not destroy tha
sinful desire. The meaning, therefore, of the
passage is, that however dear a certain object,
, or Indulgence, or habit, or desire may be
'' if it leads us into sin we must renounce,
deny or overcome it
V. 10. This verso and tho next contain the
two reasons why children are not to be de
spised. Tho first is that the Lord holds them
in high uccount Their angels are uoar his
throne, In his Immediate, presence. The
doctrino of guardian angels is most clearly
taught iu tha Word.
V. 11. This is tho second ot the two reasons
just referred to. "The Son of Man is come
to savo that which is lost" And they were
lost. Therefore their salvation is within the
immediate object of his coming, and so they
are to be bold in reverent estimation. As
"the Sou of Man," Jesus is tho head of all
worlds. All creatures owe him supreme
allegiance; "that which Is lost" is blsj and
ho comes to savo it And the thought is
divinely beautiful, that ho who is head over
all should thus give himself for the salvation
of tho lost,
V. V-M4. In this parable our Lord unfolds
the principle of the Divine action. And
from this parablo we learn that one sheep ot
the Good Shepherd has gone astray. One
world has gone out from its glorious sister
hood aud raised tho standard ot rebellion
against him. And how did he treat it! Did
ho leave that wandering sheep to perish in
tho wilderness! That rebellious world to
continue in rebellion and be forever lost
No! He goes out from the, blessedness and
glory of Ids heavenly home and seeks the
wandering ono "uutil he finds It" And
whero does he find itl In tho Cross to vstiich
ho gives himself for tho salvation ot tho lost,
There only there are pardon and peace.
THE RICHES OF BOLIVIA.
The Wealthiest In Mineral, of Any Land
on the Globe.
Bolivia is doubtless the richest In minerals
of any land on the globe, and milUons upon,
millions of precious metal have been takao
.out of her mines by the primitive process
which stiU exists, and must eaist till rail,
roads aro constructed to carry machinery,
there. Every ounce of ore that finds its way
out of the Andea is carried on the back ot a
man or a llama, and the quartz Is crushed by
rolling heavy logs upon it By this method
Bolivia exports from tl3,000,000 to 115,000,
000 of gold and silver annually, and th out
put would be fabulous if modern machinery
could be taken into the mines. The dittita'oa
from Jujuy to the farthest mining district
ot Bolivia is TOO miles, and it Is no further
to the diamond fields of Brazil,
Bolivia offers a grant of twelrtl square
leagues of land and fW,000 a mil for the ex.
tension ot the Argentine Northern to Sucre,
and English capitalists are ready to continue
the work as toon as the Argentine govern
ment drops it at the boundary line. When
it it built the owners of this road wiU hold
the key to a country which baa excited the
cupidity of adventurers since tha Nsw World
was discovered. It has furnished food for
tour centuries of fable, and armies of men,
have died in search of Its treasures.
A territory as large as that whlsh lies be
tween the Mississippi river and the Rocky
mountains remains entirely unexplored. On
it borders are the richest of agricultural
lands, immenso tracts of timber, diamond
strewn streams, and the silver and gold de
posits ot Cerro de Pasco and Potosl. What
Uea within li the subject of simulation. The
tales of explorers who have attempted to
penetrate its mysteries read Uke tb old ro
mances of Golconda and the El Dorado of the
Amazon., where the women warriors wore
armors of solid gold; but the swamps and the
mountains, and the rivers that cannot be
forded, and tho Jungles which forbid search,
the absence of food, and the difficulty of car
rying sufficient tunnlies on foot, with th
other obstacles that have prevented explora
tion, will be overcome eventually, and the
secret that hat tantalized tb world for four
centuries will be told by aiubltious scientist.
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