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It happened that at first Hijrhaoison
h* neither of us. so that the first in
flotation that he had of our present*
was November's Heilo!"
Down crashed the lantern, and Its
hearer started bark with a quick,
"Who's there?" he cried. "Who"—
"Them as is sent by Hal Lyon."
Sever hare 1 seen words produce so
tremendous an effect.
Highnmson enve a bellow of fury,
and the next instsat he and November
were struggling together
I sprang to my companion's aid. and
«ven then it was no easy task for the
two of lis to master the powerful o J
man. As we held him down 1 caught
my first sight of his a<b fice
His month grinned open, and there
was a terrible intention in bis starins
eves. But all changed as be recog
nized his visitor.
"November! November Joe!" cried he
"Get up!" And as Highainson ros 1 ■
to his feet "Whatever for did you do
It"" asked November iu his quiet voice
But now its quietuess carried a men
"I>o what? I didn't—l" Hishnin
son paused, and there wa« something
unquestionably fine about the old man
as he added: "No. I won't lie. It's
true I shot Hal Lyon. Anil what's
more if it was to do again I'd do it
again It's the best deed I ever done
Tes. I say that, though I know it's j
written in the book. "Who so s'jeddotb ;
man's b!ood. by man sha'i his b'.ood
be sired.' "
"Why did you do it?" repeated No ,
Highainson gn~e him a 'oo : ;.
"I'll tell you. I uid t 'or tuy littU ;
.loner's sake. He was her- hisland
Soe U>rc.' I'll te i you why I shot Hn
A lon ? of the -
nifinth 1 went away back iato thi .
woods trapping tnuskrst-' 1 vrr.s genu
roore'n the month, and the day I com. '
back 1 went over t" see .laney. Hal
Lyon weren't the-r. I' he had been 1
shouldn't i,ever 'a' needed to travel so
Or to get eve:i with him But that's
neither b°re nor there. He'd gone to
h's bear traps above Big Tree. But the
night before he left he'd got in one ot
tils quarrels with my Janey. Hit her.
be did. There was one tooth gone
w here his—tist fell."
Never hive I seen such fu"y as burn
ed in the old man's eyes as he groaned
•ut the lasr words.
"Janey. that had the prettiest face
for fifty miles around. She tried to
hide it from nv*--she didn't want me
to know Bu* th»r® was lier poor face
ail swoie and bia k and blue and the
gap atnr.ng her white teeth. Bit by bit
It ail came out. It weren't the first
time Lyon'd took his bands to her, no.
nor the tnird nor the fourth. Th»re on
the spot as I looked at her I made up
uiy mind I'd go after him. and I'd
make him promise me. aye. swear to
me on the Holy Book, never to lay
hand on her again. If he wouldn't
swear I d put him where his hands
MMidn't reach her I found him oamp
»d away up alongside a backwater
iear his traps, and 1 told him I'd seen
lar.ey and that he must swear. He
wouldn't. He «aid he'd !ecm her to
.ell on biro. He'd smash her in the
•couth again. Then he lay down and
•iep'. I wonder now he weren't afraid
»f me. but 1 suppose that was along of
"re being a quiet. God fearing chap,
lour by hour I lay awake, and theu I
•ouidn't stand it no more, and I got.
*p awi pulied a bit of candle I had
from my pack, fixed up a candlestick
»nd looked In my Bib!e for guidance,
the words I lit on were 'Thou
ihalt break them with a rod of iron.'
That was the gun clear enough. Then
I blew out tbe light, and I think I
step', for I dreamed
"Next morning Lyon was up early.
He had two <>r three green skins that
»«'d took off tbe day before, and he
said he was going straight home to
smash Janey. I lay there, and 1 said
nothing, black nor white. His judg
ment was set. I knew be couldn't
make all the distance In one day. and
I was pretty s*re he'd camp at Big
Tree. I arrived there Just after him.
as I could travel faster by canoe than ,
him walking, and ao kep' uear him ali
day Ir was nigh sonset. and I bent
rlown uwler the bank so he couldn't
see me. He went into the old shack .
I called out bis name. I beard him
cursing at my voice, and when he
showed his face I shot him dead. I
never landed: I never left no tracks. I
thought I was safe. sure. You've took
me; yet only for Janey s suke I
wouldn't care I did right, but she
won't like them to soy her father's a
murderer. That's ail."
November sat on the edge of the
table. His handsome face was grave.
Nothing more was said for a good
while. Then Highainson sjood up.
"I'm ready. November, but you 11 let
me see Janey again before you give
me over to the police."
November looked him in tbe «y?s
"£xpect j<Ju II see a good deal of
Janey yet. Sbe'ii be lonesome over ;
there now that her brute husband's !
goue. She'll want you to live with .
ber." be said.
November nodded. "IT the police
can catch you for themselves, let 'em.
and you'd lessen the chance of that a
wonderful deal if you was to burn
them moose shank moccaskms you're
wearing. When did you kill your
"Tuesday's a week. And uiy mov |
casins was wore out so I fixed 'cm up
"1 know. The liair on 'em is slip
ping. I foend some of it In your
tracks in tbe camp, away above Big
Tree. That's bow I knew you'd killed
a moose. 1 found your candlestick
too. Here it is " He took from h,s
pocket tile lirtie piece of spruce stick,
which had puzzled me so much, and
turned toward me.
"This end's sharp to stick into the
eanh: that end's slit, and von fix the
candle in with a bit o' birch ba"k
Now it can go Into the stove along
o' the moccasins." He opened the
stove door and thrust in tbe articles.
"Only three kuow your secret. Hig
bamson. and if I was yon I wouldn't
make It four, not even by additig a
woman to it."
Highainson held out his hand.
"You always was a white man
Nov." said he.
Honrs later, as we sat drinking a
final cup of tea at the camp tire. 1 said:
"After you examined Lyon's tippet
camp you told me seven thiugs about
the murderer You've explained how
' you knew them, all but three "
| "What are the three?"
"First, how did you know that Ilig
hamson had been a long time in the'
woods without visiting a settlement?" j
"His moccasins was wore out and
patched with raw moose bide. Tbe;
tracks of them was plain." replied No- j
I nodded. "And bow could you tell 1
that he was religious and spent the,
night in great trouble of mind?"
November paused in tilling his pipe.
He couldn't sieep.' said he. "and so
he got up and cut that candlestick.
Wliat'd he want to light a candle for
but to read i>y? And why should he
want to read in the middle of thei
night if be was not in trouble? And !
if he was in trouble, what book would
he want to read? Besides, not one
trapper in a hundred carries any book
bat the Bible."
"I see. Bat bow did yon know it |
was in tbe middle of the night?"
"Did you noti""e where he cut his,
"No." sold I.
"I did. and he made two fa!se cuts
where ht« kaife slipped in tbe dark
You're wonderful at questions."
"And yon at answers."
November stirred the embers under
the kettle, and tbe firelight lit up his
fine face as he turned with a ynwn.
"My." said be. "but I'm glad His: !
ham«on had bis reasons. I'd 'a' hated
to think of that old man shut in whe r e'
lie couldn't see the sun rise. Wouldn't
The Sevon Lumberjacks.
Tl'K more I saw of Joe in the
days which followed, the more
I appreciated the mau and the
more I became convinced of his
remarkable gifts. It was not long aft
er our return from St. Amiel before
Joe sucei*ded in getting me a fairsjot
• t the large red deer buck of Wldde
ney pond and it so happened that the
killing of this buck brought us news of
old Highainson. for we took tbe head
down to him to set up.
Joe and I walked over and found him
living with bis daughter. Janey Lyon,
for tbe police l.ad never be«»n success
ful In discovering the Identity of tbe
avwuger of Big Tree portage. The two
seemed very happy together, but I j
must acknowledge that I feared from
what I saw that the beautiful Janey
would not continue to bear the name of
Lyon much longer. I said as much to :
November Joe as we were walking
"That's nature.'' said he. "Old Man
Highamson toid me that neither Bax- 1
ter Gurd nor Miller don't give her no
peace. Well. I guess a woman's better j
It was drawing on toward evening
and bad begun to rain wben we turned
from the woods into the mile long trail
that led to November's shack. His
quick glance fell at once upon the
ground and. following bis eye, I saw I
the Impression of fresh tracks.
"What do they tell you?" I ask»d. for
it was a:ways a matter of Interest to j
rae to put November s skill to the little
daily tests that came In my way.
"Try yourself." said he.
j "A man ii; moccasins-probably an
Indian—has passed along. Isn't that I
right?" I asked.
November Joe smiled grimly.
"Not just quite. The man ten t an j
Indian, he's a white inau. and he car- I
HARRISBUFO STAR-INDEPENDENT. SATURDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 7. 1914.
rie» bi« itewk ttud has not come vcr, j
"You're sure?" 1 said, stoopiug to el |
amine the trail more closeW but wltli j
i out result.
I "Certain! The Indian morcnsln h.v j
no raised heel. These have. He's no
come far. He's traveling fast—see. hi
springs from tbe bull of the foot, anil 1
when a man finishes a journey on the ,
run you may lie sure he thinks he's j
got a good reason for getting to the
end of it. This trail leads nowhere ,
but to my shack, and we'li sure find
i our man there."
Ten minutes later, when we came in
sight of November's home, we were
aware of a big man sitting on a log
; smoking his pipe !>eside the door. He
was middle aged, with a hard face,
and (here was more gray in his russet
beard than his age warranted. As soon
| as we appeared he leaped up and came
j across the open to meet us.
j "Blackmask is at it again!" he cried
| I saw a gleam of anticipation. If not
1 of pleasure, cross Novemt>er's face. He
I turned to me.
I "This is Mr. Close, manager of the
River Star Pulp company's Camp C."
he said. "I'd like to make you known
ito Mr Quaritch. Mr Close." This
courtesy concluded he added In hi<
deliberate tones. 'What's Blackmask
! done now?"
"He's at his old tricks! Bin this year
we'll lay him by the hi'els. or my j
name's not Joshua Close." The speak
er looked up. and. seeing my poraled
expression, addressed himself to me
"Last year there were five separate
robberies committed on the road be
tween Camp C and the settlement." he
explained- "Each time it was just a
single lumberja k who got held up.
and each time a man In n black mask
was the robber. November here was
"l*p in Wyoming with .1 Philadel
phis lawyer after elk." supplemented
the t' 11 young woodsman.
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