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Tire traps used to L:aich tire:ie iit.iie                                  dec'r 'were ingenious devices,
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arrgular figure of iooselv conircctcd :1ais ro its tip,                                                              I:roin
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tht',, vere founcj sitt                      j.ng cn thcit' itlunciics, iii',t qul.te suspended, yet
unai:1e t,r 1'caci. the ground r;i rn tltcir i ror,c i"ect.                                                 I'irese traPs wel.e
r{ iir,vsl'iriling               : i - l r : r c eo f i : r t e r e s t t o r i t c c i r i l . j t r I I   of the family.
O n c . l a y r s B i l l ' r ' f o 1 1 r : w e . iN c g r o J o i r n e l o t t i . j i . i t e b . ' r . r s h{ r ' n c e t o i l t s p e c t
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Thr: house in whicli the fainilv                                lived was a typical                   thatched dwe1l.ing.
Tiicl'r 'lL'Ie tltI.ce rootns built                            cIos,: rrp to thc oase or a low hi11,
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and Jeep held by a rocky elevation that formed a natural. dan.                                                                     onln
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did rhe lorvcr par! t;f the river near the piantation get <ieep and
turbulent.                 'i'he pert
                                                   o f t h e r j v e r a b o v e t h e d a r nw a s i a l l e d              ihe
"llprer Depth" and rvas altvays iicep and cl:rrrgcrcrus. Along tlte river
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until           i t r e a c h e t i t h i s f c r b i d d e n s p o t w i r er e t l . e b o y i s o m e i i m e s n e n E ; c
watch a tnrilling                          but dangerous sporr.                        This, however, was when
t l r r ? y c o u l l e ' , r ; r d e 'h e w a i c h f u l K i i . e e a n r i o n i y t h e o l d e r - b o y s e v e r w € n :
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il.bove a particu.:; J\' (irrlir and :hadeci cove. immensetrees f lung Cheir
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wide branch('s :.cw ;;rd L;rr out Jver the biacll water.      Along thJse l irnl-
huge alligitori     lc.,' ancl l;asied in the wlrjte.hot sun, sleeping and
imnobile.

Creeping f oir:a:rl uur of sighi in the tangled brush, the boys would
{ 1 r n ! S t c r l r - ' r i i t t o t h e t : ' r : r ' s r r ' i r c : ' et l i i : . r 1 1 i : I s t o r s l a y a n d b r c a t h -
r e s s l , v r . r ; r . t c hh r : n p J . u n g r :l i r ' a di i - , n g i n t o t h e s t i _ i j . N a t e r .
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l ' - 1 a r . t , 3 t i o n , " i l i l 1 y i i . j r u e d , " t r u t I ' i . i iriive i t s a f e l y b a c l < i n h i s
, - i i ' : i r r ' c rb r r f o r e h e g e t s h c l ; n e . i k n o , ; I r v i i l ,    i ii-rst l:now i rii.L1""

i ; i t h t h i : r t h o u g i l t i t i .l l y j u r r p e . l u p a i r d r ; . r r ri l o i , i n i h e p a t h u n t i l   he
c a r n L t o a i a s t y e: r r s c " ; r i r p a t c h .           l'hc corn:;t;1ks                     w.:rr: stil1        stand-
ing.        Therc was no need to cut thein r'or tccd in 11rpical count.ries
riir,' 'e          thr,r'n             i.:         or-ppn         ,'-.rs.i tire                 ve;:,. arotrnil .                                                      l'hc- srallrs                                      wert-
b i g g e r t i ) a T rh i : j l r n                            a n c jw e r e f i l l e d w i t h                                  worns.

" C a t c h r n g m i c e i s ; r ' t r u n , " t h o u g h t B i 1 l y , " W i t L t h c b i g w o r n r sI
c a n g c t o r . r to f t h r ; o r n s t a l k s , l { a 1 n c e a n c i I c a l i ; 1 o f i r h i n g . hcjn't
hi: r:ves irulge ruhcn hc :;ees how ina:r';Irve l{ot this linc."  '
'l'hen                     got sc excited about all the ioirg bright colored f i.sh
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t h : , I . ; ; , ' a nr r n c i e r t h e r * i l l c r w s a ; r d : i n t h e s t i I i ,      deep places of the
live:,               thi.Lre -'crgor :he i.nife did ttot belL'ng to him.                                             lle grasped
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i , i L ; g l r r . g i n e s c i t o f i . h e 1 , - ) n 1 i1 i u c s .
                                                               l a              ilc struci: attotlter and auother.
   i l r ' i i l t l i s p , J r t : ! I t w o L i i , lh a v u t a k e n h i ; n - n h c u r t o s p l i t              that big
s t x l k w i t h h i s o ' , v nk n i c l ; e d            up jack-knif e i I               i l e w i t a m m c 'r i g h t a n d
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1ei l. wi:h aIl his nlight :rnri got inorc 31t.1 ,lore excitccl r\'itit *veiv         r
wi::rt:k. !lo struck {'runtlvarti:;and lraci..,                                   pt'ctendirr'J that all alotre
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                                          . .i                                 l l e t u r : r c d , l r e w o u 1 d .h a r r e
to liii.:ii hinscif      ; i1 o n l ; s s h e h a i d o n e i ; r : f o r e . A t l a s t h e w a s a l n o s t
t h r : l ' ei lhen, su.l.jr:n1v, he i-rearda ci'ashing sound in the corn patch.
llis heert a.lnost stoppcd beating.                         lle knew that sound. He knew it was
lomething on Tl{O f eet .                Two - not f ouTE-usFrnen,                   na sobbed, Bushmen"

A n d r i g h t t h e r e h e r e m e m b e r e dw h a t h e h a d s a i d t o W a l n e e t h e d a y b e f o r e
on the trail           when he had threatened to                       go alone to the Upper Depth
a n d l V a l n e e h a c i t o l d h i m a b o u t t h e B u s l " i m e na n d h o w a w f u i t h e y r . r e r e a n d
tirat they- shot poison tippcd arrows.                            BilIy had said that he was not
afraid of the Bushmenand that hc' bet he could get away from then.                                                       But,
tirat was yesterday when there wasntt a Bushmananywhere around.                                                    Nor,r
here rvas one coming through the corn.                                And if one was coming the:'e
woirld be a 1ot more in a minute for one aiways ran ahead so the rest
r+ould know it rvas safe i,-''f cl lou

Oir v;her e w a s t h c k l r i f e ' ! ? i i e d i d n ' t                 i r a v c i , r; : r i n u t e t o s D a r e . t h ; l t
                                                                                           .
t ' t i r i n i n g , l o u i n r ; s t r - ' p w a s ( r o m i n gr r e a r e r d n r i r r e a r e r .      R ; f f . v :t o u l C i i c e r
t h e 1 o w , h a r r i l : r ' e a t h i r i g t r t - - - o f - - r q h a t e v e r j t w a s t h a t n * a sc o m i n g .

" P i e a s e , pleasp 1e't it be Negro .Iohnr" he-i;rayecl, looking every- '
w i i e r c f o r t h c i r r r l i c . " ! ' , l e a s el e L i t b e ) l e g r o i c h n o r m y f a t h e r . "

i , i r t l i ' . ' . < l r . t 'iitv c , ; r t i i i i r c t b , c i r i : ' f a t i i c r
                                     "                                                        for hc was tanning leatlicr
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                                                                i
sadly-. "I knoi" it calt't :,e my f;ithcr."

1!re running .rnd ths breathing were louder now - louder and clearer'.
i l ' r r ti l i 1 l y d i d n o i : n i n d s o m u c h . i r u r a r n i n u t e , a t 1 e 3 s t , f o r                                      thele,
 i l t i r c d L : s t b , v h i s f e e t , l l1 n : c s t c o v e r c d u p r { i l s t i r t - h u n t i n g k n i i e ,
i l c g r ' ; r l r b e d t t h r n k i u i L y a n i i s t a r t e r i t o s l .i ! r i t i n s i d e h i s t r o u s c i
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 lL'g iii:xin r,'hen:r r-ay of hopc ii11e11 iiis heart.                                                          l i l a v b e . i f - - i i ' , . i r c ii- -1 : T
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 "l'ly 1an' itfen it aill'L, lrtt.r.e Brrry., said
 above his head. ":1y ran' you nurt chif                                         a vcilce. A voice from
                                                                          i r."t t-ri"-i"nn ilu'you face,,,
 B i r l y n o w r e a r i : : e c . !t , r a t r t v r r s h i i o w ' - g o o a ,
                                      ,lotl:                                        farthf ul Negro John who
 benoing over hrn.                                        .lon",-lr"g.o John,,. Bitly c;ied, clutch_was
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                     d a r k i e , s 1 e s w .i g n: w e a k - n a n i s . ; r                                                            inorgii,yJ.^i"r"
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Negro Joh^ nrckcu hrrn 'p in rris itTong-arrns                                     .to answer hinr,
                                                                 anrr carried hrrn tender)y
ali the          way-io,;re. Bur
                    i                                                       Jia-r"t"i""r./ that,
p a t i e d I J i c k r s k i r r i c a n d! w ev t o f f i n t o
                                          - itr                                       for wr.tha sigh he
                                                n                 e reveriih .r"",,," [egro Jonrr
lookeci it Birly soremnrv end regar, to irrn
                                                                       agarn shaKi'g his heacl
dismarly'            l{e reacheu the pia"tliio"-und                  g u ' , r ui J i r . l y , s t i t l
heavilv, intc his motherr s arjflsj                                                                       steepirrg

Bilry  c F t . i t : d i r i s L . ) ' e s i r s h i : ; r i r o t h e r . - ' sa r m s c i o 5 r . : c 1 . 1 . 1 ' o u n d .
                                                                                                                           him.                                                                     Ile
srgiied lr:grprl)' knorving thet, everthing                                    was ai.right              now.
"I run f as ' !o rel l iias r i;eroge hurr"y with Doct.r rnanr',
                                                                                                            John said..
" l J r i r i g i i t t h e r e i n r i r c c o r . ' np r r - c n f r i r ' B r r r v - n i e " a i r g
t o p i r . : t : * s".      'irri:                                                                      Iri",ros, cut
                                       olcl darkie i'ci1e,l hrs eyes.                            "I go ,ow, terr I{as,
G , - : o r g cs e n ( i l l { : } c i c r n . , 3 ; t. o t s lg i , i . : i d o w s q u r c k :
                                                        r                          ,              Niggers sick, sone dre,,
W h e r rB i i 1 y a w o i ' : ea l o n i ; t i n e l a t e r                    j r i . s k n e e r { a s d o r . c up
                                                                                                                         in a bandir,';:,.
r I i t . r h r : ; i e q i - i ] s t c i i c t i i u r ] n r i . i v - y u i _ c . : e rc ,f b a r ] . :
                                                                                                          to l:et:n h j r n f r c m b e r i i r , r g
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                                              it i-'                      r{a1k around 3,g:rirr. A week that seeme(l
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            i i w a y o u t t h e r - e i n t i i e - i ; . l R r ; i e st ; f A r l i c a ;      antJ peaity             alwal*s a teai'
            vrculd glisten                oIt her circek anrl 3rl-1i.'wou1d rrush it itway.                                                 At other
            t i n e s w h i l e s h e s a i b y l : i r ; : s h e w c u i . r i t e 1 . ' l -i r : m . s t o i i * s                           boys Hho
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            i.i.rrg David anC nany oihers"

           T h e s e w e r e t h e : 1 n e s w i r e n t h e s o u i l c t so f t h e j u n g l e < l i o n r t b o t h e r h i n
           at all.        T h e s e w e r e t h e i i n r e s w h e n h e w a n t e d -t u b e t h e b e s t b o y i n i h e
           wo:'ld so that lris mather would be proud of ltinr.
           tsi11v didn't    want to iler into in:i:;ci:j-ef. He r:nly wantea to see and do
           thrngs that were too lrig for -1 iittle                   boy ';r: iiu.  Wlien iri:; nother   vras
           i+ith him it was easy to c1oti:e things he sirouid.                      But, vrhen t he stc ries
           1^i1r:'e inishect and he was i.rhere i.nings were ca tl i r1g tc come and
                  f
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           out-,'r he forgot how good he iraciproniseG frinself                    tc he.     lirrnking of
           all  tlrose thrngs Billy    r i u r d ea ' n t g r i e e p s i g i r .

           "l\hat is the matter,                                                                                        Biily'7"                his                       rnother asked him, "that                                                 wa:; e prettF
           man-sizerd slgh. "

           r :l - g u , e s s g r o w i n g
                                             up is a nan-sized ;oby" Billy arrswered. "I get a1I
           tlixeC uF.rr-                 "Sc do grown-ups, Billy,                     We 1ui;t have to keep irying.
           You can Ao out jn the yard tonorrow.                                 i i , J ww i l l t h a t b e ? , ' s n e s a i . . l. -
           8 i 1 1 i . ' " : a : ;g l a d t o k n o w t h e d a v : . o f s t a , v i n g i n w e r e a b o u t c v e r .       "If
           I ha<r:;i.tlteonec lcan i'n I c'rr]il wt.tk iiow.,' "Why not lean on i,,Le,"
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           Dick said, comirg rn,just in trne tc hear Billyts wish.                                                 "Irm as i.'ug)r
           as a last yearrs cornstai.k."                         ile stopped in confusion and Bil1.f*rs
           face t:ulned verr red.                         r
                                                      l'letion cf cornstalks had rnade thern botir think
           of the kn:.ie anr'l Ll:11)"s acciiiciri.
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.f    shove the father sellt the table sl j.tirng across the room. Drck threw
      up the t:'ap door.              KiKee and John sent a cLear, shri1l whistle out
      over the platltation             io warn the servants.              'the
                                                                                next instant tne floor
                                 p
      s e e r n e d t o c o n e u- t o m e e t t h e m a n d t h e t r a p d o o r s w a y e d o i z z i l y in
      Dick!s hands. -              "QuicxrI their father warned tnern. The next ino*ent
      the trap door closed over their heads.
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      alrgeL now iffen I aj.n' find yc,u then.                            Better you quit getting ),our
      self into mischief, you the worstest boy I ev' did . ee.                                 Ev' trne I
      shcw you how to nake sonetltin' and when I tells                               'bout things cut
      there,             he pointed off to tne jungle, "why then you gets rignt uF
      out and          g o e s t o s e e f o ' y o u s e l . f. "

      Brlly wantcd to use hrs trap but Negro John trad not been helpful und
      haii gone off to ilii own work leaving Bi.Liy a1one. "i,/hat can I oo,"
      i r e p o n o e r r , l. " h : i . a t g o L . r Js a t r a i J i f I c a n ' t c a l c i i 3 n y t n i u g i n r t ? "
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roos ter iral a prize f lw1. his nother had !raid quite a bit- o F mone'/ for.
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too r.'xcrted to iirlnl: 3.bout that, itowevcr. 'i'hLrooster was aunrit.twice
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                          c                                    I - r a c il : o r n c t o a s t i l i l a t t h e s i g h t
    of' the bartlecue the chiiilrerr or. triese Ii3,Lve5 wele );iarning                                                uowrr
    f:'onr the surroun,jing                                            '
                            t : - i t i . r c r ' , i l i e y r , / c, : t : L l l e p r o u c l " e . n e m 1 e s , ' t h r s
    one ,iay of the year in the baIl                      ; : n r i : ,i , ' i t c i r b a t t t i i that wils Dart
    of the white celeDrat.:on.
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    A c r o s s t h e m e a d o t iw e n t t w e n t y p r r i rs ;f arns rn,:.i l e g s .
                                   r                                                                   .Fu:;t be fu i:e
    i h e b a t t 1 e s i t e w a s r e a c h eC r . u i c r , w t i o w a 5 t h e J i i , l ) t a i n D e c a u s e
                                                                                                                     i:e
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    frao won last year-              - c r i e d " t - t A L ' f t.f

    J l i e t w e n t y p a i r c f f r y i n g l e g s a n c i i { a v r . n g a r r n s c a m e a o a < i e a c is t o p .
    " l ' 1 ' ; v ef o r w a r d r " t i r e c a p t a r n i o m : i : a n d e i la g a i n . " s i G i v , s i u r t a n d s t e a ^ d y . "
    Cautiousl-i the line advanced.
    'fhe
              b l a c k b o y s w e r e c o : r i n g u p , t c r o.                  ln a monerrt th., l-ong line ot
    black boys faced the long-rine of !rhrte boys and the cer;norry
                                                                                                                                oi
    markrng the battreground began a'd c'Iy twbnty feet between rne
     rr.nes. jne dlstance was carefully neasured off by the                                                                                                                                                                                                                            *
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                                                                                                                    leaders,
    Dick steppilg off the distanc", tir" captain of the dark                                                                                                                                                                                                                           '
                                                                                                                     teara measurrnq
    wi th a srick.                r'he mark was nade exactiy i.r the center or iil"'ii"ia-""                                                                                                                                                                                           rr

    by kicking a trench i'the                              soft soil anh taying i;;;-;'iiows                                                                                                                                                                                           p.'
                                                                                                                              arong
    ln the trench"                  lhis rvas done by hetpers frbm Sour iia,ru.- i{heri a1l
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                                                                                                                                tread.
    There r''as a breathlr-'ss stillness.                                        Eve' the ;u'g1.e trri"gr seemec to                                                                                                                                                               :I
    b e w a i t i r r g f o r t h e " o ; r e , t w o , t h r e e , " t h a r p i c , c c : e e o e < fi i "      t               ,,go."                                                                                                                                          ,i
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                            coin*and rri..j out or.r the valt ey.                                rn rrrr: ,iirt          .irt., ttr*y
    we|c into tirc Ir.uy.

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            fur,v of                                                                                                                                                        At the encl of ten mi.nutes
      -;irere i{ere
                 o n l y t r + o b o _ v sU p , U i c h a n c i                                                                                                            brg btack bo;- nearly twrce
      Uickrs size.

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           s o u n d o f s w i t c h e s c u t t h e a i r l i k e L r u 1 1 i . : t"  s Dick t,,,BS brciing
                                                                                                         n
 h i s o r ^ I ni n s p i t e o f t l i e b t a c l < b o y ss s i z e .         l'here was no sign of
 anger on either side but the excitenent war gettitlg hi gher and.
 higher every minute.                     Now the i:1ack bo)' was p:rL"ssingIlick b,ac!:
 towarcl his l-.ine. $ilr;r held tris trreatir anri kept stit1"                                         Cthers
 seemedto knotv'that it was time for silelice and not a cheer arcse
 fron eitrrer side.

0nce the olack                                                         boy sturnblecl anci before he coulil balarlce hirnself
again ilick hact                                                       tlie advantage.     Thei: fcr a breathl.es:; mlnute Dick
drove hrrn back                                                        tcwaril ;ris j-ine.   Backu arlrJ farther   hac.k.   Now he
was across the                                                         ceitter.   On.l-yten feet "t.oil.i anci llick',,sou1C .uiin.

But. not that easily,                       !h" bleck boy, ;rrnning-Ta is ig grin, darteci
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out of Dickts reach and carne up behir-.nhirn.                                               iai so unexpected
t b a t i t a l n , - - r s te n d e c i t h e b a t t l e   tiien aiid there, for in wirtri.rng
t c n c e t h i n D i c k c a r : g h t h i s f o o t i n c : r e o f t _ i r eb r o k e n w i l l o r v s t h a t
was a[-l thi.t was left of t]re miridle iine.                                     He ltaggered,     swayed, an<i
alm(rst went do\.1n. lhc black hly's, weaporl ha(l r:rosseC blows with
D i c l : t s s w i t c h a n d i t , { c n t s i . ) i n n i n g a r , i d yo u t o f r e a c h .

A g t ' . ; a i l ; * e n t u F f r o n i l r e w l i i t e r a n k s b u t n o t a : ; o u n c i c a i l l { : tf r o r , t . l : e
l-,iack.s .           i i t e y " i . : n e t ; f r l r n e x i r el i e i i c e tlr;rt t!rc battle was ni-t yelt wcn
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                                   hhii'e everyone was siiali.g
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                                   just about bursi* 'r,'iLh piirJe
                                                                                    ]raiicls with Ilrck, Birly
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                                                                                                                  uncLe John would,
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                                   r t i d n t t m i r - i di e a v i n g the f:"el,cl ior he kni:'* the boys
                                   blacks and r''hites tcqether,                                                       would, lie   dcwn,
                                                                                      to irurse tiieir wounds tiLL the
                                   "victuai r,1r railg out'o*"t                                                                   car.r of
                                                                                  the clearinq,           calling  them to cone to
                                   dinne r .

                                   Just as he reached the spi-ts rvhere the
                                                                            meat was Deing cooked ov.er
                                   the fire 3 snout'*ent up-from the iiai"vest
                                                                               hancis.
                                   " T h e b a b o o n s . ir c                                                  in the corn i                      'f
                                                                                                                                                         u r : r l o o s c t n e J og s . , ,
                              The baboons \{ere in the corn.                 'i'he
                                                             '{es,                 corii the settlers i:ad workeci
                              so hard to rai se.                   a doze* oig uuly no'keys were roarling
                              l h e c o r n i n t i r e r r artns aS i"i- it wer-e                              urp
                                                                                     stover+i:rocJ.
                           "T1Tn t|g dogs roose,", soneonesirouted. I' a rninute
                           a din .Uilly coLrid''t thi.nk .f.'c oaboc'i                                                         there was such
                                                                                                        set up a frightened rumble
                           and leaped'for thc sherter of tne i;;;;.
                          by the time rne doss courd- g"t ir'toi"-"ic                                      They were up in the branches
                          They swungfrom brinch to uiii.n--i"-ti"'trees,                                 tirey took thl corn with them.
                          and i:icd to i-eacriirrem. 0ne                                                              whire tne-dogs yerped
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                                                                                                                           down he felI                         anonij tlre p:rck ,,f


        ffi               Eilly arri'r'ed on the scene just in time
                          didn't like the baboons -. Uig ugty
                          h e a : ' t e d r o s c e e " ' en t h e t h i n ! s
                                                                                              to see the baboon fa]1.
                                                                                      thrngs _ but he was too tender_
                                                                               f;"' .'ri,i-"lt l ike nistreated.
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Biliy'         :'iglred.          i';iru ,-iid j-t take so 1'-'ilq to Eroii uir? i{h;* dic he have
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t o s t a y s c ) ' o u n g ? l i e o n g e d i o i r e u i t ' l L . i l o r - r g itro b t , a m a r i . B y t h e
t i r n e r i r e h a c l .r . e a c h e r l t h i s n o i n t iir hiri thini< ir:g he was irurrgry ano
had f,;rgotten the bnbccn cl-itrrely.                                 l"{" loakeci at the sky and turned
tire c,Louas intc crg uirite crlephallrs in his ft:rt.i1e brain.



I t i . ; a s a m o r r t h a f t e r t h e h o t i t r a y b e f oc o a n y o i . e h a ( i t i n e t o p l a y
                                                                  '
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again.         There were loa'ls o{ ileilcnes                          i'e pic}:ed lno l:artled to ihe
:narket.        A1I the big bol's on ihe planta".ion t'iorked as prckers'
ltilly      and l,lalnee nari fcr tneir work ttrer iob of keeping the rilonkeys
out of the orchard.

h'hen the fruit              r + : r sp i c k e c l t h e b o . Y s r v e r e f r e e t o p l a y a g a i n a n d
f o l l o w t h e i r o r , r n( l e 1 i g h t .    0 n e < i a y i i r ' 1 1 y a n d l { a l l l e e N er e s j . t t i n g -
untler a tree by tirt pat.h that led alcng the brush fence and by the
rivcr.        They hicl l-eeil taiking abou'. thc hll ida'r' antt the mud and
switch battie they had had.                             r": had been such an exci-ting fight                                   they
could hardly talk                 of anything else.

ili l.i)' laughed, "ictt dld lor.lk :;o ftlnny, Walnee'               Yr:itl face was a-Li
sueliecl up and Dick's fec.:                                          :
                                 w a 5 a l n r o s t a s b l a c x ; .s . , ' r o u r s .
                                                                                        "
                                                      'ihen did not tall( f or a whi1e. He j ust
i fi i l n e e l a u g h e d a 1 i t t . r - e a n d
s a t p o u r i ' E s a n < l t hlrh i n k ih i is
                                      u              tces.   Bi11y knew he *as thinklng seriously
                                 '            n : p;'etty hai ci.
abcrul something.

"Il's          a h o t < i a ; '" 1 j i 1 i , v s a i d a t 1 a s t .
                                 .                                    hlalnee nodded his kinky- heaC.
, ' r ' h t ,a l l r g a t o r i r,;.i.i1 e 1)'in:l oui on the 1imbs," he saici wistfuJ.ly.
                                         b

i i i I - . ; ' ' l [ ' ,l k e c i i : ] i . i t - i , ; i i v e J - ' . v ' h a r J .                              lic-'i., ire                 kiiew      wt-tat
thinkr ng,                      [ i e ': beeii tirinkin;                           " - . l I '
                                                                                                     t i ; c i i p p e r l ) e ; : t i r s l l n ' i 1l t o w m u c h f u n
                                                                                                        i;f
it       rvoltJ,L ile                t,l        r r r - r r 'n
                                                5 -
                                                             (          tirere              ar)(1 tea:r'.' i - l l e : r I l i p i t t c r : . .

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!)ir--i  :: i a v s i t : r - s . i i e s a \ ' 5 i t ' :              cx:;i:rtg                                                                    to :iee tilc:.c brg irzzards
 j;"r;r!.         on        tht                              '
                                         L , i l ; , i ' . , - l' i.     th':'          trc'.i!:''                       .iiii)!irl[]                  r i ,ilr ;. .,,.i i f.i".'r t ir e i.'t c k  1a
\i il i .'t'      cri'      t.i::]      l) rj'.rI         "

                                            t
                                                   t l - 'L ' l l : ; t ' l 1 , ' g . - . , "               t
                                                                                                       l',';Inei.                        Iiiilt t{-   red,       for!let"rtng to                               talk
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                                         'L)ici: l:l:r':: tirei' ]-tilr- itte                                             +r.ii'i ' ' i l t l l y sarci
be'.\ier-lii   ]i,'.S toe::                                                                                i:ot                 ,
itc-,f,eJul1)', tr)-rng              lo get            r i a r i l i l e r - o t a i i . s L)me i i to r-i :                      "ire s 3)'s they
Ii t ir',' cut   Cn t h : - ' i r : i , i r s t o r       irctlis iI           i,(ft.hini; cones ii' riistrlrD therlr."

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    because they ltacl ireen io1,-i ilet;'er to go tc tlre Upper Depth
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    fo think of e\/i?r goiiri3 t.lii,::'e. ll,"er since Si1ly was old eliougn
    t o k n o w a b o u t i t i r e i - r a , i1 " 3 i i t " e 1 t o . g a l I i e r L f .
                                                             1                                l'Janteci to go there
    rnore than an), other pla;e.                          ile'.1 ;nake l{iilitee taik                about it.    Dlck
    liai  told him lots atiout it -qo\{lly couldn't                                        l{alnee?

    "lJick says the sun shining on the sqrrare scales that                                                                                                                                                        cover their
    backs and tails  rnakes them lcok rik*   the/'i'e covered                                                                                                                                                     with armor'
    I{aInee, is that the way  alligntors   look?n'

    i{alnee nodded. T'hey kept stil.l a loirg time.                                        Bilfir picked uP a
    b i g l e a f a n d s q u e ez e d t h e       j r.riceout of rt. onto the back of his
    h a n d . W l a n e e b e g : r n p o u r i n g s i " t i - t t - ie t w e e n h i s t 0 e s a g a i n .
                                                                    ;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ttA ro c lr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ?
    "What would disturb          t h e m , l r l a i n * e? " B i I l v w i i i s p e r e c l.
    I f y o u s l u n g a r o c k a n d i . . e ! ) t i l l o n g i , ' - ' 3 ' r ' i - r ; t c i . ' 1"

    r ^ j e r l r r ete e y e s b e g a r t t o r o l i
                       s                                  unt.il vot.i cculcl  see nrol"Ll r"hite tnan
    a.nything else.                 Hj.s kinri,         nead sl:clok Liaci( .flcl forth.     "Lavlsy , no !
    l'1as' George say no go to llpper D*irtn.f'

    tsilly w?s too excited to notice liow scared ilalnee wes or what lre
    was sayl,rlg. .lle junrped up and stootl Jver lVa1nee, then bent his
    h e a c l a i r d w h i S p c rr e i l ,                        "LettS                          go !                         o
                                                                                                                           L'Otrie tr,                                 lets                 g O! "

    Ilr1ly irad i'or1.ui-ten tlie big *,c.rrc oi! h,:; knec.                  He had forgotten
    t5e trouncrng              ite got i-cr treii;ping i'ii,itcy :ikiKes.       l{t" i-orgot the
    pg o r r i s e s i r e I a C n a c e i t i s rnotire:.   irc uliiy krtew t]:a    ]ie wanted to
    ' ro
          tc the Uppe:'Depth rrroT€                ti-tan rre l.aci ever wanted tc do anYthing
    before.

    Ii'alnee' 5Pr3ii'3 r'i;-r iercclv'        f                           iie \'/as afr-.ii,l .                   l'{ot of    the alligators
    but of l-iis illc,tllcr, i':Kee"                i                   lirre iiacJ toi.;           iirn' solllething            baci would
                                                                   lei: ili.l i,' ,1,,       ' , ^ , ' i - i c t rtlh e rllaSter- Said   he
    lrappen to hir;r rf he ever
                             t ' l ' . l 0 :" i r e s h c - r t l tc . 1 a t - i ' i l ) ' , ' r , \ ' r ) u a n t t
                                                                                                               c          llo  there. "
    c i ' : - r ir l n r t .

                          'r                                     fris brei[],                  J.jr]"iiLIf.rst t]rroug]i hrs throat.
    "Please,                   Bili         lrlelJec
    " N O I t e ! t t i t r aI r r e e : , , i . 1 S t l i b b t . r i ' n l y .       " ( - - < l t v a t ' c i I "F i f i l ' t a u i r t e d .   "Col"/ard,
       t l                            ' ' g l r l l t C : ( . . ) . ' (i-i 'a l i t e C , * i ; i t l . . 1 I ' C t n i : , b r e a t h         tO StOi) lrinr
     !     i   r l o
               b -
                        el orIC.                        , i ! _ l    L i L ?   ! \ . r    I   \ -   t t d l r l \ - v              . e \ r ! .



    r'-t I l)      r!Lt :    ol,l     tl    tit., ,'ir,ci^ 1;ath i'r.ijilliltii'r.tir ai1 hrs miglrt

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    i ' , ' rlii l c : e \ ; 1 e ' r r ' 1 , , , '                                                                                                 ? \r :1 L. J1 , '
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     L c ; l v r .I l g   t ire        i i - . , , ] i-, , r ' i . r S , i a t r - { , - r I ' u l i - l                           (.,;iicc
                                                                                                                                                            i'.)li        u l -| t t t s p a t i r , y o l . l c o u l d n ' :
                                   .
     Sce       pOlSOIl             l l i : , 1 '; t s               ancl:iTi:il.,cs.                                         Iiut                no         Illil t i i ' r i . , r t i 3 t h a p p e n e d   nor
     It()w     scar'€ti           llL'           li:r         li.rt       r.Iir--'\r Iic-                       l l ' . 1' - i   i,)             tlrl        ^   I   i -               i 1;' back.

                                                                                                                                                                                       11,-'.i unde r tl rlts ti .
                                                                                                                                                                                          -                                               i{c-
                                                                                                                                                                                       r l . - r - t e dt l i r o u g h l , i s t o o t .
                                                                                                                                                                                         t . r I l l ' y 'a l i r t i g t l t , ; r ' r t s t i c k -
                                                                                                                                                                                     .,ir,'l'i; l-ce lie                      sti.t;'ri;1r:d
                                                                                                                                                                                      'tairi              BiLlY            litt.lPasseC him"
                         a icc]r r-ntc tlre trec:; rt]rerethc al1ig"tr:rs \{ere 1yrng.
  f re
'Dh r r y s e n I
         n e . { r . n r l u t e t i r : p c o L v , ' a si i i i v e r + i t h c h u r n i n g m o n s t e r s .
                                                                                                   [{e stood as
Bi11y was i."ncling .io=" tc tire "qg".9f tlt" pool'                                                           r'rees
 j . f h i s r e e l h a d g i o o n i n t o t i r e m u d ,i i k e t h e r o c t s o f t h e
he was so frielrtenecl.

"Bi11y, run !,, itaLnce shrieked in terror                                  but BiI1l' could not lncve.
                                                                            a g a l n a n d r a n t . o w a r c lh r i r n
" B i 1 i y , t s i 1 l y , r r i n q r - r i c k1 " I r l a L n e e c r i e d
with       ai1                 tris'iniglit.   ililf,r     - iu s t stood there and stared'

Ihe next minuie ,;al|iee Nas by Iliiiy's                                    sirie pulling          hrrn back fror,r
th. ihurning pool and the ali rgatois                                     that rvere coming up- the bank '
io0.-.t,,., thEy' r"n f or 5orne. itor as soon as Bil1y f elt Walneers
                                 no,'*, ,l to corne ai ive.             lle hacl only one desire now and
" " i"*f- i r " " ; - ' nt u ' g e i i l o n e a s q u i c x a s c v L i r h e c o u l r l '
tn                         o
              ""t
                                                                                                                  thorn
Bv this time lrJalnee's foot which nad been picrced with the
nla n..e"u to sweLi.                           .lt hurt so bad          tnat tney lrad-to sit down by a
ipilng"""a                    bathc it before the:* coui.d go on.                           llilry   kepr rooking
ub ti,E trail,                      t{e was white and shaking.                     For.     a little      wh11e al I
 ni .o"fo think of rvas the pool and the alligators'--                                               H e .c r r u l c l s t i 1 l
hearthgwat.IschurttiltgaStl)('\'tjrresiledabout'HeSnudderedsno
w a s r : l a r l w h e n i i , rl n e c t o S k l i i s l i : r i : i a n d s t a r t e d d o w n t h e p a t h a g a i n .
'l'irey                                                                                                                      ears       anrJ
      were neari)" ltone \{he;} sLltetlring whanged paSt their
 fe11 in the P;ltl] aheaC of theiit"    tt was a iong arTow.

 ,,ltusirmen. l,J:r1nee isse<j artri ttrey rail harCer than they.had ever
                       "                     h
 ,,rn        i" their 1i ves .                   J u s t r , . h c i l t l r e ; . c < . r u l ds e e t 1 e c l e a r l n g t h a t
                                                                                               ( t o l , i nb e t \ , ? e e nt w o b i g r o c k s
 i , ' , r . r o u n d e a t . h e J r i : r n ta t ; o n , l { a L n e , - - u c k ed
                                                                               d
 anci plrlled Eil Li" d,ru.,.r itir hr;::. "lirere's a RLrshmanuniri.ng up -tlle
                                                     rv                                                                   r
 Iti, li,ii it" ,,,,11iriltf in a t,,hisler'                                         "ilerrl hlve seen us sure if we
 h a d n ' t d u c k e i i. "
                                                                                                       and-i''ialnee 1.ayto-
 And th.rre, sqlrce:ed t')etweenth': rcck5, BiilY
                    i o i f t l : .! t h i . 3 n e 1 1o l i l c 'ir' o r m r t kie ar Y o r t n d '
                                                            t                                 s                 It seemed a long
 g.'fi                                                             "                    ' L'
 t i ' . - ," it-r ' l J i i l v : i 1 L . lj ) 1 S t h , ) u i l h t S u . r ! - a             S O r r o r " 'rf l l ' I l e K n { r r '} i t ' h a d
               ;;                                 ui,,,t ,rurtd iri:. flother do r.rhcnshr found he r;l's
 " "o ; ; . : : "f;f;r' eg , t , ; , . . : 1 ! t j . i l i l : h e a n t i ; " a l l l " 3 h a d b 3 e n p l a y i r l 1 1 a l o n g t h e
 p , ir,
                    '    ; r v, i t t          l
 i.,,si, fenc'e wili.il l:r'r'c the)' H'i'" ill 'i3nger"
                                                                                                                   aching insrCc of
 Bi j lv          t , h i . r , e r c i .l l i e . f c .l t c o . l. l l n r i c r a m p e t l a n d a I r
                                                                                                                            trou'ol c i'ut
 lir::i.          l l e l . . n c l i l ) ' J i t l l i l " h c ! t a r . i " 'i . it l s t g o t i t i n r s c l f i n t o
                                                                            t
                                                             i{aillec iiaC savccl his                                                  lite
 irc lr;irl I'r(Jljtit, i:11llct f i. i,'a1i:i".', too'
                                             i,il\' r'aIIlec   ii;.is as brave ;rs allv                                                i'oi     LTI
 Irnrl it,,. cal. 1(rr1 i;it;t : toi;;l:'c..
 thf   i.c'r'id.

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 puil and tht-'y stooC utr.     .,iust a 1i'ci.*                                                                         .-
                                                                                                              ! t , i . y* :      f:irsi                   just         so thev
                                                                                                                                                                              j
 corrld see oi:er tlrr i.-ril ri thr: rock
 rrTh,:y'ie all               gctc noi,i. iii: 1y, " Walnee vllriipered.                              'o'l'here
                                                                                                                 wonrt be
 a ; r y r n o r e B u si t n e n n r l i . J , i t f : ; b e e n a l . o n g t i m e s l , i r c r _ . n y w e n t
                                                                                                      a             past
 OLtr r()cK. "
' r L e t r s ^: " u r : , ' tB i 1 1 y r . r h i s p e r e d
                                                             back and they both cravled stiffr.y
                              liidirlg pra;e -.ud rimped as fist as tney-iouia-ior".
:o " rhe c
) r io i r :r-n e y i r a m e o u t o f t h e t T e e s i n t o t h e . c l e a r i n g w i . r e r et-h er rp r a n t a t i o n
                                                                                                       L: ure
sho'rdhave been but there                                       not nuch prantatioff iiil .                        wasn,t
                                                      - r
a - h o u s e t h e r e ' T n e y s t c o dr .s ia s: i n a n e . : e m e n t . N o t h i n s b u i
                                                             il                                              tne ta11
o I d i n i l t t h a t w a s u s e d a . " :a f o r r w a s r e f t .        s^,,t"-""a"eyi;;
were aII that ./as 1eft of thet nouses.                                                                      flarnes

i ' { o t r e a l i z i n g t h e i r danger Ehe two boys stood st i I I and locketi
                                                                                                                             i^/1th
u n b e li e v i n g e y e s . . . : . . .       Thcy Kncwthe ii"reaningg the arrow tirat irad
                                                                                             or
w h a n i ; e dp a s r f i i t : r r ' l i e a d s a n d t h e i u r i i r i i r g f e r : L a l , , r i g t h e t r a i l .

"1. raid,"      i 3 i 1 1 y r ' ; l i i s l r : ^ : : e d rr,e m e n t r e r i u . g t h e                              tilings his parents ;ind
                                                                       'fhe
ihe neighbor-s hati ti:. 1,cd about.                                             iirilg                                 aI j- .[:,rntation owners
f e a r e c l. A;-illttvci upl.iring.

"Yes , "Walnee s hoox ni s curly                                    i t e a , l,             s &c1y and 'i:tt,o i g tears
                                                                                                               b                                                     rol lecl
       l
dc.rwlhis f::ce.

A . g t ' e a t 1 u q , p r < . r s er n B r l l y t s          throat, too,             H,l ,.rasjust thinxing
 tliey inaybe. culd 'ever sec thei r pdi'ents again.
                          w                                                                             Miybe he wouidrrIt
evcri get thc' change to te11 iiieiil trow soriy hu was fir                                                          ausing so
nuch trouble.                     Just l,h,,n he tliought he cci-rtdlL,t stand rt any l.nger
iic sa',i Unclc- ,iohn t-u;ritlng across tire clearinq toward tnem" He
c i r i r e I r r n n i n g d o w n t i r r , . 1 3 1 1 pf r o i t r t h e i n i 1 1 .   Bi tly ,:, heat.l Ieaped
for joy.                 If unclt icir' was iibre t,: get to rh* miri before the rai<l
i i r l . . lv k n e , i v t h e o t h e r s i - l e r r : t , h e r . e t r : o " F o r t h c . . :r n e n w o u l d c e t t n e
\ ; o r nr.r. a n ( t c h i l d . t - ' i i : i r r i r s t .     Iirs n..:tirr, alid (ii{ee ano a1i tlre
                                                                                   r
',oner: t):' the pl ll,tut icir rcould be tiier'*.

                                                           l\,     s lf ; l , o c . l , i{aljir:e                           s h;rnd and pul.leC frim
                                                           t     tilr: i,'c.ittut,j tlttc                                   c Joilrr" Wiren tircr' :tiet
                                                               b t,.        : ' i r l ' , .I ii i J         UiiLf:;,        " ( J u i . ' i . , t o t i r r , :n i l i ! "
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                                                                 you    feelrng,                     Bir<Jtiy?" is
                                                                                                              h                                                      asked.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            H
                             i
                        : : Bn l r y   ailsi+ered ganiely,                                                                                                trying                  not        to        l.ook as scared
         as he felt.    "f '       f1'c as a fiddle.',

         Srrt in     s:'i.t.eof this brave show of confidencc, Biliy has pretty
    lll.llpZ:            What _a rrt of ;rouble he had caused.                                     pooi Un:le ..iohir.
    B i 1 1 y d i d n o t d a r e t o t h i n k i t r h s t e l s e r n i g h t h a v e h a p p e n e a -t o t h o s e
    he loved L'hil e he and l{arnee were hirling-in the ro.ki on the trail
     frr.rni
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                                                Or -rgl:at might have happenetl to l.,in, a'rl ,ii,alnec
    as we1i.
    hap'.s1.6
                -the ltl.per Depth.

    : { o u i d n ' t l na v e i b e e n s o i r o r r i e c l a n < i u n h a p p y - a b r r u t h l i ; n . I f u n i i e
                       h
                         l l e h a d n , t c a u s e d t t r e r a i d , e i f c o u r s e , t h l t ; c u 1 cit. ,l"r"a v e
                           fwa '.        But if he naCn't i:isobeyeit tris parenir
                                                                                                                   -t

                                                                                                                             Jolrn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            t
    liaclnrt rr.rnout of ilre mlll io help hrrn ind w:r1nee in ir,:-wouldn't
    b e l y i n g t h e r e n o r " .l r i t h a n e r r o w i v o u n d i n h i s s h o u l c l e r .
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Jl ,1
          this made Bil t;' i.q91 so- badly he couldn i t look up an.J becauser
; 4r s f e y e s
                 w e r e ( ) n t h e f l o o r h e : ; a w t h e s h : . i r ; , ; o m e t hr n 1 1 t l r a t w a s
                                                                                 s
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l ) . i n g b y U n c l e J o h n ' s p o c k e t - - . a . b r r g h t n e w E n g l i s h " t - J u t - - o " "n , r.r u

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            F
                                                                                                   .wo ' fcn "y            ne
bent and.picked up-the coin, not becaise he vanfea- it
rr g3ve nrm sometht.ng to do to relieve his ernbarrassment. He
tulned thc coin ovc: slowry and let it 1ie in the paln of his h.rnd.
                                                                                            'No
iie looked at the cle;-                   it was not a year otd yet.                                wouirr:i i.r'rc
sun nade it shine sr). Then he of f ered it to ijncr.e Johri ulio was
sitting         up by then anci felt muchbetter.

"Srrppcs you kecp *,h* coin , BrI1y ," iiis Uncle said in * yrjrvr very*
         e
sobc:l"r'oica'. "ii€rcir rt_ a:; a sort ill: rerilincler ci: tccia.,'. l?: ntight
help                                        )'{}u io                   be    a                   -l
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 "Of course, sonr"                                                        his father and rilotirer sard.                       "it. rvcntt be so
 hard frcn now ctl,                                                       B j - 1 1 v . Y o u t r e o l d e r n o r , /a n c l t o m o r i o i / i s y o u l .
 bir1.lt,-iay!" Biil;r                                                    had forgotten            tl:at in a t-ew hours he wuuld be a
 vrhcle 7*ear older'"

" L ) n e c a n l e a r n s o n r u c h i n t w c l v e m o i l t n s, ' t n i s f a t h e r r e r n i n d e d h r m
kindly.        _"FIelpfui. things that bring tlreir own rel,rard. I hope the
next twelve moilths r,rrlL nelp you airC I know your good luck piece
wiLi help you to rer,ier,rber,"
.'It11 say sor" Billy   looked at lhe ti,ny coin and iris hanctclosed
olvci'it tightly.   "f rn tiredr" he tolo hrs mother, "just awfully
tiled."

l{is nother turneci urittr irim to a becl oi                                                                                             spl"eaci bl nii!.ets tfrat
KiKee iiarJ made fron a lo11 ot be'Jdrng                                                                                               kept iii tiie rnill for just
sucir a need.             Bilfy     gave his motirer a                                                                                 tigirt hus and after thanlcing
iiis ilear.'enlI Fatlrer" for lris cilrc that                                                                                          d ^ y l r e . t h r e r ; i rj r n s i f d o w n o n
                                                                                                                                                                          c
tire bed.    r - l i , / e ri n t h e o t i r e r c o r r : e r o f                                                                    the          rclom iralnctl                                  \,,lls already
sleeping,



The incidents                           previously      related       were petty            annoyances compared to
the constaiit war-fare wiitr hostile                                      natives.             T i r r s i i ; r p 1 ; : n e i 1w r c e
                                                                                                                               t
aftL'r'i{ard, the farnily i{iis attackecl anci }eft                                         horneless but each tirne
tfre i-lritish C.;vernrnent gave then aii                                   anci ihe famrly was set up
again in rl€t'r'piaces, r€ady to cairy on lhe fight                                                     or coionization.
ilvi:iitual1,v ttre native:; r.iere sui:dueci and placed on rr.r5srvations.
Bj - 1 i ) " s f a t h e r r . / a s g i v e n e c o n t r ; i c t         to haul crailges r+hich were
raised jn abuncaircc rn ttre 0rangc itir,'cr valley                                                 io ti           natives on
one cf tncse rescrvet.ioits.                                H e o f t c r r t . o o h .s c l l e c l l ' t l i c c i t i l d r e r i
ititli hii:r on these trips.                             Tlre fi:':i       trrp      ii.r11y ri:ace\,/as a never--
t c - l - ; e - f c . i l ; o t i - i j n o n e f o r h e h a c l n e v e r b e c r r a ' ' . y a yJ l r o n r i r o m e .
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                                                                                                                        .iirottt tirei r                        i .o i r i : ;

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             : , r " e a t - c o . r e r c db o d i . e s g l e a n e d 1 i i ( e e i ) r i r ) ' i n t i r e s u n . I n f e a r
i . ] it I y c i u n g t t r h i s f a t h e r r s s i t i e w i r i l e N e g l o J o h n a n d t h e r e s t o f
tire servantl ,ieli.rereci the oranges to theEr                                        .       Iliey fcught over tiren
so rav€nor.rsIy a d I ooked si: fright fu1 tha r he expected tiem to start
eating hirn next.                       Finally,          when titey madc )lo nove to bother hin he
gclt up cnougir courage to ask, "Is tirat all they get to eat, Father?r'

"They are tazy ievils,     BiIl.l.-. Af 1 the wori( they do is jab a trole
in the scft soil with a stick a:id Doke in a fer,'kernets cf curn oi
a squasir seed or two."     B i t l v u a s g l a c l w i r e n a i ll t h e o r a n g e s \ , { e r e
gone. He was too uncomfortable to listen to hjs fatherr5 fri a-.1 "                                  r
ialk.    The sun had sct- and the fast gathering night uas,rpo;^;;;;'.
i'iould the Negroes stflythere a1i night?               Ihey disappeared witn the
5un.                                       a
        Snadows frid then f rorn vre,..- s i.helr nrelted lnto the tTees .
Stil1 he staye<! close to hi5 f .rther and rvas gratefuL wnen the ueds
were suread and he could 1i. by irls side and put his hand unde:: hiS
fatherrs stronq arn,      He diJn't intend to sleep a wink - no sr..r-
not lrin.   l\Iith arl oi thosc bi-rck tilings out therc b,ilrinC the tr.ees
you r./oulCn't catch him sleepl g.           The nextr thing he knew he Vas
staring at the sun through tht wagon l+heel - liis father alwa;,s rnaoe
his bed under the wagcn - iind it wls; rnorrring. The sleeny eyed 1ad
threw back the blankets anil looked (,irer the clearing.                           Ihere in the
r - l
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0 f a I l t h e f u n n y c r e a t u r e s h e h a < le v e r s e e n , t h o s e t l i i n g s o u t t n e r e
                                                          'lhey
i n t h e m e a d o ww e r e t h e f u n r i i e s t ,          looked like bifds but tney
couldnrt be birds.              No bircl is eight feDt tall!                     They must b-.
that talj      for th.y Herc taiier                   tiran hr:-: f ;rther,      Yet, they Tnlrstrre
bi rds because tirey had feai:hr-'r':;.

Ililly lookcd and looked but hir didrr't ray a wortl to wakenhis father,
of to f Iiti:ir: tile creaturc-.r r!,:i','. ihe mole hc looilrd at t.hose
r!lr.ar       tl,i n('s ih.             rnr:re he                  cic:idcrl                  tii,li           i;iev               nusl.   be   biTds   tor   therr
i ; r L r r yr l i r n C o o d i e s w e r e f r . r ' . i s l i e c , : f r ' i ' i t h t t i r t 6 l : ' . ) ' r : t s u c h u : ; e L c s s ,
                                                                          i
                                                                                      'l'ii{'..'
i r r n r r r ' . ii i t l e r v i n g s i ' : e r : : r i 1l l r v g r s e ( ' n               coll.Ldrl't i", :r bit                c,1 use
r.,' r-ll \iitli.               B i g b i r r l . , l i k e t , h a t w o r . i: d r e r ' r . l t o t s i ) i g l : r : r w i n g s - s o
,;rarlt tna] wer(: not bi:'i:-;i:ter                                    ai L.
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i:lll\':i.ii.                     riaich:l              r { : l i | : 's s 1 \ ' .        i l i s i ' n ' . r i , . 'i ' . t ' ) i ' t a u i i f t t l  :riirr1Iiril
' .l i c : ' t t ; r t ; ] e l r o l - I l l I l ! s L , i r             ilrei'-'   \;:lS r)i)("s'ili;ril,11r,l:tck one                                 ith l\hJ t{i
r'll 1ir,:1 {cathcls                           in its tai               j a r r d t i r c r r - r + c r t i ( ) u r , l U i . l b r o l . i r" o e : r j .
'iirr:.'
               l r r , 1 1l r : : 1 s a s i 1 o : r i 1 : r : , t t i l a ' l o n g e s t
                                i                                                               s t .l - [ t ! ] a n i l t ' r r i r         :it'cks ',{era as
Lclrr as :-:i.rrr .iegs.                                 l-lie ir.rnniest pi!r'i ri)oil1 tite:r                                  r ' ; l L si r e i r f a t ,
                                                                                                                                           :
r : i r r : : : < yi r l l i r l s .    i l t ' r c ' , ; l d n ' l r f i l jt i , ; r i r i r i , ' I f ) n l l ' t r r .

"i'iitherl             }'akc' Up!                   llhat's               L l r a t ' l " h ' - . : : r ' : , .r 1.

" l i i r ; i i ' : , w n : . i ' 1" i i i s f a t i r e r l : : r r d i i , . i i i . ' r ;: l : t r i r e1 1 l r i s i l u n , b u t v n . i I i f r e
j . , : r h\ i h a t l r i l l v         iies fointin't                  : r ' . i r c i - . t ' q a l it o L i i l r g l .l "'lhundcratiott!r'
lrr raiti,              "I       t i r L r r i l h l t - i r er c r ' i :s . c o n , . , ' t i r .g : o i r r : a 1 ; - r r : ; r : da n o r : t l "
                                                                          :                      n l

, \ t I ,h e f i r s t moiioir in ra:r;r '.)re sr,:-tirge reaturos  a             tooli to thc vii.ii,
IUtrniilg as i as i       a . , .e h o r s . ' r ' 4 n i i : r ). "0,;t rlcil , so .   0strrch l"
iii1l)'rs father         s3ic.       "l\ou.::l      var.r: j-i;e tc rjde on{:?"

"iii(je one!                ijather,                i ' o i i ' i , r ; l : k i n i ,I "

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                         "II          can i;e cionc, 1aC, Dut                                                       doll,;t-you'li                           e v L , . rJ o           it."
                                                                                                                                i
                         " N o t t h e s e , a n y w J y " B i r l y . s aj , : T e g r - e t f u r 1 y . ' , ' I ' n e y , r e r l r e a d y
                                                        ,
                         out of sighl .'t *Ioin                                tr,e;, cidntt fiicre tireir. Jiead;-i;
                                                           !urpi'iseri                                                                                                                                                     tire
                         grass and ciirt ins tead of runrii.ng away.,'

                        "But that would be srlly!"  B i . i r y l a u g h e d a t t h e v e r y t h o ue h t .
                                                                                              '        g
                        course itf s silry but theytre foorisn i:irds.'r                                                                                                                                                   "Of

                        "Are they really                                birds?                        I c C I u l - d n r t t e r .l .                            An.i wliy do they hide
                        t h e i r h e a d s? "

                        "l'hey'r. birds al.rrght, scn.                      '!'heiets
                                                                                          a l e g e n i t J t a L s a y s t li ey h:"de
                        thei.r heads so they canf t see what thev are afrarci of.                                                  I suppose
                        t h e y t h i n k t t i a t i f ' t h e y c a n ' t s e e a i t e n e t n ' , / t l r e n a n e n c : n . , rc a r tI t s e e
                                                                                                                                     '
                        thern. t'

                        " T h a t . r s d a n g e r o u s . 0 t h e r a n i m a l s c o u l d k i r . l t h en - - p l op - - j ' s t r . i k e
                        t i r a t , " r n d . t s i 1 1 . , 's n a p p e d h i s i . o r e - t i . n g e r a n d t r r u m b i . r i t h a ' i o u a
                        crac( to shoB wnat he meant.

                                                  starr. running -in tir;rt and anyway, that,s only                                                                                                             a Legencr
                                     ysu tre
                        l J lre 1t .h e y aa l y
                        to                       very zLrert birds ano tliey are' yair-rab1eoc.',
                                                                                             t

                        "h'hat are                 thev            goc.1 for?i'

                       "Their               plulnes ei.e ver./ valuable.                                                                DiC you cvrr                             ir.:ar r:f an ostrich
                       farm?"

                       "Arl ostrrch    lar-::r'i [:atircr, you' re                                                                      jokinE              i t r j . ;. r ; .       St:c, ycu'i'c                 lar:gh.
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    t.: I              "Irm laughing;:                              tlie expressidn on your face.                                             i)iclnrt I te11 you
                        I ' t l s h o w v o u s , t : j rt,h i n g y o u i r a t r r r e v c r s e c n b e f o r c ?
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    t         l        . t - r ' 1 1 - , , : i : e d i r ; l L l : ; t : . 1 . Jt o t n a r k e t .
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                     "Sorneclay       two stlangers                       cone to see us.rr

                     "i{ho told                   you?" Birly              asked incredulously.

                     "f saw them in                          my drcam last             n i .g i t t      Tliey will              come as surely                    as I        am
                     te1ri ng you."
                     'l'hey
                          came titree years Later - Jtlst as lre had saj-o they wouid
                     ciressedin   the black broaci-c1oth suits and hrgh h:rts he had seen in
                                                                                  'o;ife tirat
                     his dream and as he had oescriberd them, mjnutely, to his
                     nlght around the suPPer taf;ie.

                     "Your re as visioltar,i' as Atrrahamof o i ( i r " h i s w i f e                                                   said.

                     one clay as Bilr;, sat in the yard of his fatherrs hone he saw two men
                     a o r r r o a t h i n-e . t h e y l r a d c o r n e T n e r n e l g f G o d h i s f a t h e r h a d s e e n i n
                                                                       !
                     hii drearn         t They i.rere the same to the rnost rninute iletail of dress ant
                     .r^+|rihd
                     g r v l r r r r i S      no      Rir1v        l.,st        time      m a k i n g f o -r
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                                                                                                                       "     h o u -s e t o
                                                                                                                                      -           acquaint            his
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                     f ather r.'ith their coming.          proved to be ltormon tni.sSionarLes.
                     'Iheir
                            coning narked .Lhe turning point of the lives of George Prince
                     and his famlfy.     After hearing the new and '*onderful faith,       life cou
                     not go on in the sanre    grooves-as before,    !'lany t j.nes the nen of the
                     new iaitn were guests in the Prince home. Ihe settlers            of the r_egio
                     also ]raclhearA ihem exporrnJ thc.    doctrine and it sank into their hear
                     'Ihey
                           often walkecl eight or more rniles to irear the rnissionaries expla
                     *.he gospel.

                     'Ihe
                          cntire Priiice farnily ernbriced ttle new qospel and were baptized
                     into thc churr:h of Jesus christ of l,attcr.*day saints.      llany others
                     of the Cape Uolonr' Settlers Herc baI)tizc.dduri      g the rnonthsthat
                                  '.fhe
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                                  l                                                            o                         he
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                                                                                                                  his
        ch,:nce.

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                               a                                          "Better you tu1n yo, back anci
       m a k e Z o t f c ) * t m a r c h c i r e o t , h e r t { i : l yh { a r s e B i r i y , , , h e p i e a d e d .
                                                                                                                         He
       knew frcm eTpelience what that icok ie Bi i iyi ; eyes meant
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       was the krnd of Lcok that was alrvays there iviien i'r* got
                                                                                                                nlmself
       into trouble.

       Birly couldn't turn his back and go away.
                                                                                            "Not one kid on any
       o f t h g p l a n t a t i o n s r n C a p e u o l o n y h i : ; e v ( - . rs e e n a b o a c o n s t r r c t c r ,
       he saio "and nct niliiv grown r)sopi* either.                                          I cor:lcl follaw that
       trail      t h r o l t q l : t h e u n c i e i U r u r ; i r ' a n o t. h e r e i t w o u l c l D e - a l m o s t t h e
       b i g g e s t s n a k e 1 i 1 t h e w o i - 1 , ," .  J
      ililIy s t o o p e d a n d L a i d h i . s h a r i C paln uc)t{I] rI] tfie bcittctit of the
      w:'iggley trat1.          Little     prickies         trngtec up his spine and his feet
      itched tc be airalr af ter tne bi g snglqe.

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      IIOtl nade.

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o i t h e c o i ' s p r e i J c v e T h i s f a c e a n < ld g w n h i s t h r o a t .                lle had for-
d^tran tI,a r itt l,' roiJt aed what it stood ior - obed-ience honesty                                         r
ind fair olar'.          riis feet hatr itched to be off along the trail' of
curiosity       an;1 danger.              Now they lested heavily in- the jungle soil .
His heari was n.tnost as heav;' a:; hrs b::c3st,                                        He lookeil at Walnee
b u t t h e n e g r o b O , \ ,r i l s : r u i .j i n g l c a v e s f r . , r n a t ; r n t a r i t r d t r e e a n d e a t -
ing the swecE r:ui',; from tt:e see<isi. Iie triisn't J-ooking ltt Birly at
all.

F o r a l l o f B : . l L - v ' s l i f e , l i e l n t : e h a < 1b e e n ; t i g c o n s t a n t c o m p a n i ' o n "
guard.ing hirn fro;;t danger. Arou:tt' a plantatiorr in Afrir:a there
r . : a sa 1 w I 1 ' s d a n g e r .         Now, fcr a Iong tine ltalnce had been :;ick with
a jungle fever"anC was j ust getting w-'li cnougir t() be cut.                                                                      Duritrg
t h i f i n s w e e k s o f h i s i 1 1 n e s , ; , 3 : . 1 1 ' , 'h ; . i d l e a r n e d a n e w r e s p e c t f o r
his colf,r"ed rlriend.                         It seened to him th3" iiainec xnew almost- ever/-
thing.             H e l . . n e w; i a l n e e h a c l w o r r i . e d i l b o u t n o t b e i n g a b i e t o l o o k
afte; hirn as he hatl promised his father                                                      and notiler snd his own
black parents                  - N e 5 1 r o. r c h n a n d K i K e e t h a t i r e w o u l c l . 5 o 8 . ,l .i . r h a d
p r o m i s e d i r ' i 1 n e e , . ii r s t a s h e i r a d p r o r n i s e C h i s U n c l e . . l o h n ' t l'iiae h e          't
would l carn                i o t : l i n k i o r h r r n s e l f ; r t t , . if - i : . t: h e w o u l d t r y t o
c D C : C i c : r t ,h c J ; r ^ ; t ; : ; t d : : ( l l l 3 r e . l i t . , r ; r r ii r l . ' n ) 5 i 5 r o ( e n t h a t n r r r n i s e
just now. ilut for thc .j.itt1e coin                                               lirr niSht have qolre Ileecllcssl)/
 rn!o      ( l a l lg e r "

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                                                             e
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Bilfy sank back to the sirade ot tire ferrCe more asnainedand embarrassed
tLan ever.   Why was it so harcl to rertenber? He humpea his.knees   and
spread his irat'carefully ovel tnem followr.ng the weaving with his front
fingernarl-, waiting foi Walnee to join hirn.

K i t t e e m a d e g o o < 1h a t s a n d t h e w e a v i n g v r a s v e r y ' n i x e d up and-hard to
foilcw but it \"rasntt interesting                      enough to keep his ririnaoff the big
snake,         There just n-asn          tt any uie trying             to think of anything else"
Anyway, what hirrt woula it db just to thinl( about it?                                       As long as ire
stive<1 by the fence rehat narm could i.t do? tle squeezed the hot tears
back from his eyes.

"Berng safe isnrt                                        rllucllfun is                                                    rt      Walnee?" he asked as Walnee came up
to him.

"Jt no matter," he sai.d and sornething in his voice went to 8i1Iyrs
heart.          S u d d 6 n l " yh e u n d e r s t o o d t h a t h t a l n e e h a d m i s s e d s e e i n g t l l e
boa constrictor              just to i-naKet easier for hinr, the white naster' to
                                                      i
kecp his prornise.                 Fcr the first           time he saw just how faithtul                        lvalnee
was. But'for hin,                  Walnee woulc have been free to folLow anything he
chose for Negroes'do not fear the jungle'                                     Right now,- Walnee would
have been on the trail                   of the         Dig snare.          But he was keeping his
p r o m i s e j u s t a s h e h a d a 1 ! . r a y sd o n e .

Bi1i.y motioned hi:l tc come and s j-t down in the shade.                                     up to that
minute he had thought of no one but hinrself                                      and how bad he felt.     Now
                                                                              'rI'nl 5orry, Walnee," was all
h e c o u l d s e e t h a t l r l a l : t e ef e l t b a d , t o o .
he could say.           W a l r ' i e es a t d t l l ' ) l b e s i d e h i n .    He was very tlrect.   Br11y
pusl,eChiin igainst             the orus'lr f ence as he couLd Test                        better.   For r
iong ti.ne                   o f " . r r e mr i a i d I t t r i n g '         They were so busy thinking '
                ",eitne.
Fiiiaily, \ r a l n e c s a t i . t i )o r l t l l o c k c d a i B i i l y v e r y s e l ' i l u s l Y .                                                                                             "liiln IrL)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   t'l)an!let',
fun, tfie tiiite tiie al jii:ators                    ;ilo5' got you iji1f Y," it,, :,aid'
iic nc fun, torJl"

                                                                                                                                                         rigiii                  t''iltat.s
ijr11"' ccLrli nrrt tirinl. t;t a tliirig to sa)' tor' ;r'";hlLt--.                                                                                               "
ire s.ird.                       "j     .ii,.i riut ttritir.. I wlls at' rtrLil of                               the     ilir:;liilleII, Dttt            I si.-;oii
iorti;.,ot:t t..ltat tlrir;'coulJ                                    Jol        Y c ; u Siivi-'t-i litc tr';lti                 tite:n airrl \'oll          silv('r1
ne i t'o:li t],c' liL l t |'.r'tol-s.                             i t - r er i i l r c ' L e . J t ; i i i l w a s a l i i a ' , ' s : i S v l i l i r lle ll-r'r,,
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: , i t , : l t . i l t i . i i 5.' l r u t i l , , : ' : ' iiirat l ti'L'LlDie I ul,l!

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                                                        wailt      to      forg.t       that        day nor              how glad            his      mother    was to
Ite h,ouldn't
, " " i r . , " t - - n " i v a i s a . i . '. Ee wout,dn't want to forget that- Uncle John
;;c;;."              iiit *ittl a vicious arrow when he reft the nill                         to rescuc
iiin,,       tie wor,idnrt. wailt to torget hov sad his tnother looked vhen
iiu'5.t hirnself into trouole.                        It rnadehim feel bad that he could
                                                                                   - thatts why he
not rernernber but                  uncle John saict he rnust Tenenber
nua                     hln the lrttie           two-penny (pronouncedtupren-i) ccin and
        " irri " 'n ; - i t
;;i":-; ' "                      t"   hcip vou rehembbr,--tsilLv.''-Birlv.had been hold-
i r , c t h c I i t r t e c o i n c i o s e r n h r s ; r a n d . I t n e l p e d -h i n l t o r e m e r n b e r .
H"'tr"i very glad and put the coin back in his pocket'

1{alnee was lfing     face dovrnin the grass'    Bi1ly-.thought he had gone
+,o sleep   ttoi ciutd anyone    go to sIeep. at aL1? "I{y pappy sa)'s a
                                                 -- ii"r a heap and then
boa 1a1's hor cggs -- a-whole pile of them
'nrups i,"r bocil. irc.rund them to keep,-tnen warm until   they hatch'  Jus'
lrlle a big cori of rope she lcoks. "

l,;hen Watnee trasnrt                                                   excited         he tatkeC                    Englisir         alnost- aS lr'etl as Billy.

                                                                   asked. " i l i E , , 1i L e _ w r l d b i r c l s r
" l i o w i r i gl ' l a irs t h e b o a o s e g g s ? " B i I l y
                ' r
                            e
                                  1
                              bi1,, tt l'Jiil.nee ai,j and made a trall of hrs frst-
                                                 s
eggsi
                                      '
" 1 , 1 i , a t h e r S & y , , ,i t e s S e e n b o a s h a n g : . n g f r o r l t r e e s , h e a r i d , o w : r . l l a s
          f
y 0 u r i ' a p p y ? " u s i < e Ct s i 1 t Y .

" 1 . { y I ) ; r p p 1 .k n t ) ' , . : s n o r e a b o u t t . h e j u l g l e
                                         r                                                                             than the booi(s 3a/,"                    Wzllnee
sai.'l       prbutlli'.                "fle kttow fii'rit halid.''

"Tr,:ii                               lrtc sotttc: lltarr'e, ii:rlnee."

"llirt:n                              tt i !,                            r i ' € : ei r e i o o k    so tike                 Irrnb you no1 teri                wniclt."

                                      I rittt           Diil     t-ili;tS    -   and           ancl "vin€sr"                  Bril,v       cr: ecl 13et'[intl .a1i
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 "i\'iro1e?"

                                                                    *ncl tirelt he             crili{1          off      to     --tii      t.tl--''
 lialn{'e                               n o d t l c - ' c.i

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                                                                                                    a - r ,
-5.':E'ri
              tsi:tly porrCered ihis.                  "Right then"" he. saiC, "is the tine oId boa
:t;i          i s n ' t ! o ! , : i ; i r t . H e ' 1 1b e e s s y t o g e t t i l e n i     iiith lris neck a1l
              ; r i e t c h r d o u t o f s h i r p ew i t h r : d i : i t t e r a n < i 3 . y i n g t h e r e a l m o s t a s l e e p !
f,$i
L6;j' r,
              !/hv. anvhodr could snear up oir hrn tnenl"
              rr..y tnlrrgnt set h1s hcart'to pouirding.
                                                                                          Billy
                                                                                      tie clcnched
                                                                                                       jurnpeo up.
                                                                                                              his fists and
                                                                                                                           The

r.e4
  j           ttis breath cane l.rhistling througir his tceth.
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              "i cantt stand to reflenbe? thlngs a:id not go out to find out l'Jhere
              they are and what they are," lte ericd.   "That o1d boa that r'ade
              trrat trail night be as fulL of sheep 01'deer or anything.  He might
              be lying as).eep fight this ilinute right close by'  I bet  he is!r'

              Halnee lookeri at                                                                    Bi11y.                      "No,"              he saial 16t!d1y.

              But Billy was too excited to pay any attention                      to hin.             "What hrrrt
              c,uld it do just to go into tlie jurigle attC take one lirtle                              prek? A
              Boa that is so fuli it canrt l r o ' J e c o u i < i n r t i i u r t 3 l ! y l ) o d y!   I bet he
              couidn't. "

                                                                                   uD.              ''N'1't he said                                and                this                 iinc        f're saici                                                             i.t    as 1cut1 iis
              i,'aInec stood
              he crruid.

              "i, have to see that troa con:rtrictor!tr   BiIi" screumed.      Hrl hao ror-
              gotten everything   but iri.s rlesii'e to see cite tritl sllni':e.
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                                                                                                                                                  't
                                                                                                                                                        t-'l
                                                                             to leave the hut so-BiIly
T h e n e x t d a y l ' i a l n e e \ ' J a sn o t w e l I e n o u g h
                ftir rhere.           " l l c r . , l' o n g d o e s m o t h e r s a y i t w i l l b e b e f o r e y o u
cr i i
" ia in "p l a y a g a i n , I { a I n e e ? " B i i t a s k e d '

i { a t . n e es h o o k h i s h e a d g 1 o o m i l y . " } t r s , s i e s a y i t b e t o n g t i n e . Jungle
;;;;;;         rt"-r,^ta to curel           one day       good, one day not good"'
                                                      'Ihere isn't nuch to do," Bl.IIy kept
 " I a e t l o n e s o m ew i t h o u t y o u .
 t;tf;i;s-ti;;-iittr"             tngriih coiu in his pocket over and ovet'
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                                                                                                                                      "You rnos grown
"l.hat sure am a charm piece," lialnee said slowly.
up since you got to weir it in you' pocket'"

Bil Iy noddedproudlY.
                                               i{alnee said hopefully.
"l'lavbeI oucht to wear him sone of the time,"
"f Lets most arvfully anxious to slip away into the jungle when nD-
Pappy tel1s rneabout things."

"Now, Walnee , you quit                                       hint ing.                     N o o n e nS g c li n g             to    wear        it    but    rle.rf


"f suppose so." irllanee turtrect his head                                                                  awaY anrl             looked          out cf       the
window-of the littIe   thatched roc)n.

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"Tilere S a big Sul'priSe,                                         tomorrow r"                      he Said            tTying          not      to show iris
ciisappointment.

"Stirprise?                     ltho for?'

 "l{ish I been going,                                 too 'Bi1IY. "

 "Coing?                Whe-e?                                                                                  !
                                              O i r , W a i ' n e e , y o u - i e t o r r n e n t i r t g r ; r e"

 l i a l n e e l l r i n n e t l.             "Itrs           all-il-day                    in          a wagon, ilil'ry,"                  he said'

 irilly, rraiterl to hgar no lxore, ile dashcd out of the hut and over to
 th€i ;11l" uirere lt-is fathcr and Negro .lohn wele lrotking r+ith hammers
 a n c l s a w s . t t i s t l r o u g h t : ; f a i r i , i ' s u n r ;.   . \ s r t r p r " i : ; c!   A iong v'iay1n a
 ii]lfon-    - o n r ' ]w h o l e c l a r " o i i , i r o x n c r f e c t l v ,                                                       !
                                                                                     s c r r : n r p t i o t r s l y w o n d e r f1 1 1

 "l:ithcr,"                i t e c r i e t i , i { a l l l r c , , " ) ' -- "

 " N o H , r - r o w ,s o n , d o n t t ; ' c , r ti r o i * h e i c l                Yotl waii                                till  murnrng. 1f
 v o ' . r t r e r . r po n t i r e i { a i l i n : i e a t b e f o r e I a n i n t h t                                        rnorning you can go'
 , , \ .dr ' ri ! ' ' s ; n o r t t h : r : t a . i a ' ; , " i r c a , i ' i t ' d .

 liii-i1' whcoped a:; he i'c.n to                                         tel I        iri,' rnotirer iitl(1litt                        ie si-sters.

                                       i     'Drr                                                                                           "i'11      bet I    ilr:t
 " ' i l r e s t a r s h ' c ) i tI                 too    eaI^1)' I o r                      nf            lre i;irorited.
 i,li       r n ) ' v , ' ( ) r i ld o n { ' t o n i g h t  a i r t l i' lrr i. t jr \ r'     l . r ,
                                                                                              ll.        \ i , - l ; i t t o w i t r s t . 1e t h e    cows t.lut
 oi thc tnici<et. "

 N c ; < t m o r l r i n g , t h r - ' r e w c r e m o r e s i : i i t ' , - i t t1 i. . s t a r s
                                                                                  r                i r l L ] - r es k y t h a n B r i I y
 coLl1d coLtnt when iie sc:-anbLe:c                        tl r - , t i r e s e a t t ' f i l r e b i p i v r a g o n . l i e p i r l l e d
 i r i - s f e e t u p r l n ( 1 e Th i n & r r d p r e p a r e d f o r a i l t r 1 , \ . J a i t .
                                         '                                                                        lle l'new h i s
 lat-hcr migirt conr any ninut-c :rnd irc                                     rnrglit b* 3n hLlt*r:'. But no natter
 lic:w long it was iie was thcrc                          first            ;inil ti::lt !ias u'li.tt counteci.

                                                                                    ,.;,
                                                                                                         'l'lien
           lle wai-ted il l':ng ti.ne s.,r.ttinq straigirt                       up on the seat.                 he
           curled un in a little      t l : r r l - . l n d r . , ' B r l ts o u n i t o s 1 e e p .  hrhcn lre woke
           up he thbr:gh'c the;vorld        i'ias inoving fr...:n unier hin.                         There was a
           rocking ancl   swaying rhat nade his stDiaacti feel wobb-ty.

           r\n earthquake , that was it .                He sat up stra i gfrt ;rnd woulcl irave run
           r r g h t o f f l h e s e a t i f h i s f a t h e r h a d l r ' t c a u g hi h r m a n d g i v e n h i m
           a shake.
           rrllake up
                      , i) i I1y i                                 Itrs            l.ime for                    b'reatcfasti" he said,.

          Billy Iooked about nin rn su;'prise.   There wasn't an earthquake.
          But it may as well have bec;r for all he could tel1.    'l'here .*rasn't
          a thing faniliar arounrt hirn. Tney nust have been traveling      for
          nours.  He looked so surpri.sed that even l.tegro John laugheci.     Ilis
          father told John to s'.op the oxerr so Billv coutd wash the stars
          out of his eyes.

          Billy liked the way his father talked.                  It nade him feel all warrn
          and good inside.   H e j u n r p e dd o w n f r o m t h e h i g h w a g o n s e a t a n t i
          ducked his f:rce and head in a clear strean that ran by tlre road.
          When he ha<l shaken the water out of hi.s eyes and pusired back iris
          hair he clj.mbed in again.

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          They ate breakfast fron the Uig grub box that was unrler the seat
          and dinrt even stop.                    iJoon canreand they dicln't even stop thell .
          Iiegro Jotrn hung ihe hc:ld bags on the oxen and they ate ground corn

    ffi   as they sauntered alorrg.
          going so far wit.hout stopping.
                                                             BiIly woridered why his father kept on
                                                                           At last, John un-yoked the oxen and


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          I e t t h e m 1 j - e d o w n f o r a n h o u r a n , . lt h e n t h e y s t a r t r r i r r g h t o u t a g e i r r .
          It was alI vci'y mystcrioir:.                              t3y i"ne rniddle oi the afi:cr'noon thev
          w e r e i n t h c t h i c k e s t . j r r r , g L i :n i i l T n a d e v ( , r - y : : ( - ' c n . i t r . r e : s o , l a i k

    ffi   and cool thet h(j :;hiverc..j il i ittie.
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          i n t v e r z c l i r e c i l ( , n a t . r n i . : r l jro l r c w o r r l , l r r ' t r r r i : t . :3 t i t i n ? .
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words. tire older you get the more )ruu iearil n the mQre neaning
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worcis rr'ill have.                              why I talic lo you as rnuch as I can, &s
though you were a man.                         I n t h a t i , i e ' 5 fro u w i l l             iearn the value of
wcrCs.           When pooplr. live in a big unsettled                                          country 1ike this.
where we cannot always ilet tutoi't;n -,{e iearn in every liay we cirlt"
Y o . - r rn o t h e r a n c i I   t:';' to tezrch,vou everytiiing we can."

ln a 1ittLe wlriiu-, it g..rt ciark and Negro John j-ooked to see if the
master uanteci to stop.                         3iily       iias rrery tired           a n d l r e i i , . l p e dh i s f a t h e r
w o u l d n o d h i s l r i ' r t ' i . S t i r ' . re n o u g i i , h e c t i d . i L l i a d b e e r i a L o n g c l a y .
Ililly    a t e h i s s . r l ) p ' r : r i u i c k l ; ' a n c l w c n t t o i : e, . i n i r i : ; b l a n k e t s l r n d e r
tlle wagon.

liorning came, atic titr' :;un cane ilp but str .1, tirey' w€re lrot un tire I
r'oad again.  i i ; .1 1 i ' l t a r i i . ) ? e n : r w a l < ef u r a l o n g t i r n e ! . J \ ) n c i e r i n g h i ' .
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l{e lookedat his farirer v;i:o was lying                             on iris back, i.iicie awake.

"Why cionrt \{c f.iet up,

J o h n k n o w s h c ' w t t : ca )r -f r f" l l c . t h r o u g h r "                                                       tris          father               ansr{e:'ed.                          "|te }rave
to traveL bct,r;ieit tritres

Ei1ly          lookeci fearl-uJ-iy' airuuirC, cxpecting                                                                 to see unfriendly                             faces
behind the trt;es bltt. jt                                          \{as caitTl an,-i beautiful                                   .        Tirr. ,;&rlots
c h a l i g 5 g r c i o v { . - ' : -, ) 1 s i r e , - - i,' l C . i l l r } - ( . , , r l l ; l r : : cbl i r c l s t v i t . i i ! , c . i r 1 e t w i l i g s
t e e t c l e c i . o n t j r i : i , ' i - i i ; r L - i t ' - ' , , ; : t rs) a - li l l i e i r d e n o r " r g h l r r l ; ' i i l c s t
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feeling            in tiie sut;iiilcr tinlc"                                                              rccre going            nrlr"tir :rti. tlie r.Jay.
lle kneii they werc                         takini:                     i . ' l i r l u g h u r f l n L l e s i r : t i i e n l t t - i ' r ' e : ; t r - . ,m z r k e r i r e 6
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      All at once, ire was wide awake.        air was                                                                                             almost cold now and
      everything i{as beginning to lorck diffci'enL.                                                                                              Bi}1y looked to see
      if his father was through thinking buc thcrr:                                                                                               was sti1l  little
      wrinkles betweon fiis eyes and a strarght     line                                                                                           along his mouttr.
      That meant it  wasntt time to talk )'et.    l{hen                                                                                           the little  wrinkles
      smoothed ut and his I ips curled upwardat the corners ready to
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      srnile, then tsilly                                           kaew he cctrl"d ask his                                              father         alI        the    questions
      he wanted to.

      There was a funny talking  s *und up the road in frorrt .                f t was
      coming closer and closer wittr every turn of the big wheels of the
      wagon. Ittookall    cf Bi1ly's atteirtton. Then, all at once, he
      knew it wasn't talking at all.    I t r . r a sC H A T T E I T I N GT h a t m e a n t
                                                                          .
      they werein monkey couniry.
      'fhousands
                      of monkeys had coine dowri to the pi;rntation                          where he
     iived birt l:e'tl never in his life                     Deeii i.'here they l-ived.            That was
     one of the things sina1l boys couldntt                           do - yet here he vJas. l-irs
     f a t h e r w a s t o c b u s y t o p a y B r r y *a t t e n t 1 o n t o t h e n o i s e a h e a d s o
     Billy motionei tci Negro.Iohn and pointeci iiis finger                                 cc*-ard the
     noise"

     " l ' l o n k e y s! . I o h n s a i d .
     Billy                    nodderi, ernd leaping                                                       down fi'om the                 seat     ran         ta    him.

     "'flrey r a i s e                           1l:e boogy sornetj.mesr"Jotrrr said.

     Bt1ly didnrt irave the                                                               least               idea what             that        ne.int but           rt     rnust be
     something ar,,'ful bad.

     "Hliatrs tii<: uoogy?" he asked.

     "Crlr:'ying cf i' white babies a:td Neglu chrldrn. " John said.

      !ilL.r             r'alr bllcx to the ,^ragoir. He clinibeci in froln tire ba,-il an.j,
     ' . r a L l : e r ir i i o n ; 1 o v e r t h e t i g i i t cover that    hcld  thc o:'i:ngeb iri.      iie
     s a t . i o l i n c l r ' ,: , - ' t o h i s   tathcr.        tle i{asntt  af raiti o f cor-lrsc, tiiit
     l)c:'r' tt'iis 1'.itlr.'; i'ictilig r';r,iit into                 a colony    cif Jnorlkeys art.l I),i\-:rig
     t ' r ( , :\ r , t f . n t i o l i.ra a1i an,J tiicre were so nlany of therir.

                                         t ' , : s i . - t i a t i i " : . 1 :i i' r - e r n e v c i - ) ' i : u l t :           irt tilc: t-hrck branci-rc:-                          l li ,r \.'
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Negro ichn evicieiitll' thougiit there were toc; ilan)' t9o, !oI he
bcgan cracking    nis br-rl1 rvrrip right            a.nd ief t "       ilui he nright as rve11
have pogrped it at f leas for tire monk*ys                    were p?yiitg llc attention
at a1i.--They                                                                       to
                s l i a r m e d o v e r t h e w $ g o n c o v e r 1 - r y i n' g ' h e y t e a r i t o f f '
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Some of then'were clarving a? the                wagcn wlreej-s.                         bit at tsilfy
arrd screamed so loud and             hai-i that he tirought they had gone mad.
ile clutched his father's sleeve'

                                         be             afraid                                  son,                           it'i;    the orallgss thr-:ywant,                              not       you."
"Uontt
,,Hacln't we bcfter.-                                                                                               n r a y b et d e i r a d b e t t e r              gt.ve then              soin{:," Bifli'
s-uuttered.
                                                                'ne
,,l.{othing coulci brrng us more trcuble,  son.  l'je',i ne'ver     aLrle
to stop"them then.       If they get too impudent,   I ma)'have to use
rny gun ! "

Billy      knew how molrkeys love each oLher.                                     As frighteried       as ]ie'rras
he stitt         hopeci his father vouLcl not                             have" to shuot any of -thern"
He'd heard ti'tro ci:/ ancl nJrrrrl iar days over a clead comrad and
it wils a vcri' sad soun.J. iie had just- br:l3unto w"ish he had stayed
h o r n e w i t h l t a l n c c r , ; h e : iS o r n e i . h i n g e l s e b e g a n t o h a p p e n .

It was. a run-away.                         fhe oxen, frightenecl by the noise arrd the
rnonkel,s t.hat             s , i ^ J a r m ec v e r i h e i r
                                             d                       backs n straineci as if tiiey were
f r ^ . ,r r o r o p r r l l t i : e w a g o i r a p a r t .
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o n c h i i r r c iu r a p u s h e d a g a i n s t t i r c b r a k e h a n d t e w i t h t h e o t h e r .                           fre{1'o
Johi:, ririrng            tirc bjil o:i hi;o it ira:'d by tht: neck a;rclYa:i pu11-in5l its
h e a < Jb l c k                  iiti hrs strengti:.                     It- was breathing fast;ind',ia5,
                     "ittt              'ihis
a l n o : ; t t lr a g g i n ; ; .               s l c w e c i t i r e o t l i e r i . ) x e t ld c l w t ; . i i c i t h u v p i l e . l t l i )
ainiost. on top of eacir othei'"
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,'I'ii    glad we iiail orrly                                                                                                  tirjs cnc outli.t              along,               soii oI' we nri.ghi have
hitii a real    siairp,-:clc.                                                                                                  /,. lct r - - r fJ X e . ; L o g e t i r e r        can rAj-.se'a lot   of
rl.t.rs . "
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gj.:, f:rther          crit.ric. joke ai;out                                                                                               it  now          l,''rtt it      wirs 'tr,'ry -sef ious rviiile
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OI                          riil nil t1c .


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                                                                          road straight   llorth aiI the
They canoed that night ancl foliowed tnt
n a i ' t a u r - . r ! s t h e s u l r w a s g oi l i g ' 1 o w nt l ] e  wagon ro I ied out over a f lat '
                "
open coutltry - and there was 'r new rlvtlr'
                                                                             r"fhat's the Cat 'liiverl"
"Here       we arc, son," Billyrs father crieC'

BiIII looked wonderingly -a11 around'                                 "Have you seen this plece
befole. Fat t:r?rrhe asked.

"0nce Iad."
,,Father - Father, therers a fence.  soneone has lived here before.
                                                       -- a lot of
ouet--it    on th; other side of the vailey is a hcuse
       l"
ilouses" r"

"Whicl: one do You choose, son!"
.'Chcc.:se?''13iJ'lysawthereHerelaughwrrnk}esaroundl]isfather'S
                                                         game'
frps ind iris cybs were tr'riuklirrg so he knew it was a
,,Theta11 whiie one in thc centeT," he sard grandl-y.                                                                                                 "I       choose that
ofi€.tl


"That's                      a fine     ciroice - I choose it'                                        too.''
                                                             'fhe houses are abandoned a:rd we c:In
"Thi:i is a deserted va11cy.
( j . a iI i l t h e m a 5 o t t i u w n . " i l i l t l ' s p r " ' r l i r r j a r m s a n d s t o a J u p i n t h - e
;;g";,           c h a n t i n g s o m e l i i n g i n i ' t a i n e e t j l ' ' at i v e t c l r g ! i e . w h i c h m e a l l s'
                                           i
;,ri ii nine.,, ilis cyes ilcre :;!rineingwtth delighted. antici.pariou.
lle wave<1 olin to huri'/ an.l get there '
                     J                                                         .ionn crackeC hi-s whip aud
the {rxen joLtel forwarci otl a lope                                                cane to a si('p near a
                                                                       -They
;l;";;f              i i r i o , u . a 1 , c t r e , _ . s1 a ; { a r f r o n t h e h c u s e B i r . l ; , t r a d c h r s e n .
                                                                                                                                Lo be
B i L i 1 ' , j u m | e < i f r o n t h : l w a i ; o n a r - t r -r1a n : 9 1 o I t ] t h e f r o u s e ' w a n t r l ) g
                                                                         '.
rtlc i-irst' !o rcd tl,c i.nsiCe of it.                                           BUI lLrGlil'                              l
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                                                                                                               jorllet}riiI3 ha(.I
l I l i ( ; T I L \ . l s ' l o P P E D f l I S l l t i A R T " c . i i l li l I S i r L Y I \ G L d C ' S
                                                                                                                                 he
: n . . , v eid s t d c t l - , a t h o u s e , H e c c u i J n ' t s e e i l r c l rj ll i! ni g i t s e i f b u t
                n
                                                                                                           ' tv/o legs and
cr)tilC see its t.rll tlrin sharlc-',                               -q a : l i r a d i ) wt i l i l t
w.ritecj witltL|Jt                       riloVlnq.

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                                                                                      lri
                                                                            slowlY and cIearlY
I ' TI m c o m i n g i n ! " B i l l y said.,and h r s w o r C s r a n q
                                          'l'iren' ire st arted f or the broken- hinged
ai,to"gf"t tnE errpty house"                        for his own.
;;;;-;i       the troirs'ehe had chosen
                                                                                   was face to
                                              h i n a n d n e x t m c i m e n th e
A roo'J ooyishlaugh sIlswered
 tace -''rth--Peter'
       'n                                 s h a c l o wb o ; - s a r d '           "Pet-ei' i3odl€Y'tt
"l            Pcter r"          the

                                                                              "l     chose this      hottse'"
,,1,m ttiil,v Princ€r"                           Bil)-1'said'
                                                                                    Ihree days' I've         waited'
,,t,ve been waitlng                            tor you Biliy.

"l!hy,          Peter,           how d:'il you klrow I r'ras coming?"
                                                                                                              three        days
 , . y o u-r F a t h e r ' s N e g r o l u n n e r s t l t : ^ t : . ^ : . " I ' p l a n t a t i o n
                                                     about you'
 ,tgo. iit"y' told rny black boy
                          Birly                                          asKl:d'
 "Sha11 we be f rrcncls?"
                                                                                                            this
                                                               to neet you? I)idn't you claim
 "of course ! Didn't I cone                                              I night be an enemy?"
 house? Even though y"t"flt"tgftt
                                                 to the rvagon and meet ny f athe'r?"
 " I ' r /ii I y o u c o l i l e o v e r
                                                                                     and Peter sard' " ]'ly f athc'r 1s
 ltiil)"s          f a t r r { - ' i 's i i o o k } r a n c l sk ' 1 t h [ ' e t e r                           night
                                                                    I am to invite yotl to stay the
 waittrtl tc see you, Sir' ill)d
  at our PlaIli:tr'ion.''
                                   will canp here for the ririht and see
  "'Ihe o-\cn alL' tired so we
                                    "
  !ori tatner in tlre n:orning'
                                                                                                          hcrne'
                                         t h e l i c i ; r U c s a r t c i r i t c q : c Jo w a r d h i E
                                                                                         t
  i,,:icr irOr,,(:d, aved to iliIlv 3ild
                  ir
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     " . , r 4 ( . \ ' r u n q ; -c 'L i t . l ,,i
                         )
                                                                                a n C ' ; ' l ( ' i cH 3 s i l h a ' r ; 'g l o w i n n i s
     " l l e : a n r ct o m e e t m e , " : J i 1 1 y s a l J
     evcs.        , , l , v e 1 , - , v t : :X n u r r " * . , ' i t r t e t r o y m ) ' o w n a g e b e t o r e . ' '
                                             -
                                                        "
                                                                                         t}le   :;iar""      llis    last      th-ullllt
                                           and           \ { en t   to   i)e(i un(lcr
      iirer      ;.,1'. stlllpal                                                                                    nother'         sone-
                                                                       iri.-io.'.ty,               De3utiiul
     i . , e o r e i i , . . f c ,l l . . s l e e i " . . ' i t
             f                                                                                                    io ti"lc llortlt coilntr'""
                                                                                    rnYsteriou:' triP
     n o w , 1 t , . 'l ' , a ( j t i r . i e e l ' i l i g t i r s t - t n i s j - t
                                          ,," .u"io            ilarjll'        w;r        to f incl out- wllat ilis f athel and
     concerncti irer.
      i'jeter's        iilther ,tou in tall: atout '                       -           l'1::vhehey,Nou1(1be coming up
                                                                                                   t
      to riris lovcli. unrr"y i"-lir.".                                        i t, r . i n t h c r i r a d s a i d h i s r n o t h e r \ . r o u l d
                                                                                               :rlld it was cooler' Biily
      havt' better hsillth wLtere lt l.rascoolcr
      thought as he dr i fted off tr sIeeP'
                                                                         IirJ'11's fatner       said      as they neared their
      "l     have tteHs 1.rr you son,"
                                                                                            was nearly finished.
      p i a n t a t i r n i r o n e . r r ] . " i i i p i u - t i " o r t h c o u n t r yI ' a s t e d a l l o n e d a y '
      rho rneFtin', Di'tweelt h;.s iirtller a;td l'etcr'' s had
                                                                                                         ur ake hin horne
      i , , i , l . - " " i l i a ' i " i - i i , u , o r , r u r n i n t h e r o . r c t h ah e\ ^ rroe d t'd " 0 h ' w h a t i s
                                                                                             i     t
                                        i u i i t " , s a i c i h c h a c ln e w s f o r h i n r '   c i
        "u n "s F
      " h e - ; ferw r i, ' f r ii ,i t n e a ? "
      t
                                                                                   .,D
    Flefre              g r - - ' ' i n gt o    move to                       a new hoine

   f'Toothg' ' C a t R i v e r V a l l e y ' / " B i l , I y
   t'T thg                                                                                                       askeu.
  itFarther away than tiiat                                                   - to Atnerlca '                                           l { o r t h A m e r r c a ."
  r'0h tro, Father,]f he crie tt. Tears s tuilg h i s u y e s ; r n d h i s h e a r t
  seened toc big and lrearry for iris breasE.       lle he1d t i snt to the
  littie coin.

 "Dontt be troubled,   soIr"                                                            anct he put                        tris ar,n across Uilf ytE shoulcter
 a;id drer+ him ciose ts hrs                                                            stde.

" Y o u r n u t h e r t s n ' t w el l t n t h i s             .l"ow,hot country"                     r/e :ire going to
Ameri       ca fo r her sake . "             iie looked at Bili"y witrr :;uch rii:;e,
 kinc eyes, thar- it nade Billy                           i'eel tlrat tlrere wasnot a tirirrg in
 the itcrld he vJouLclnrt Co rf it wculri inske his nother i:ct.ter"                                                  He
' s c . i 1 dn o i l i k e ' L o i t : a v e 1 : i s p l a n t a i i o n         h o r , r ea n d g o t o a f a r , s t r a n g e
c o u n t r y b u i . r f s i i t l ; o u I d o t r j - v 1 , t i [ .t t ' e l l       tt]en, ot- cout'se, he would
want tc gc.
 I ' A n c ' r Jh o : n e o " h e                    sai'-t slowly"                                          "iias        that          what. /r)u and l'{r.                                Brrdley
 ia1[:eri iiLrcut?"

" ' Y e s s c i i r t , h c B ' rS l e y s d l ' r - g o r r i g l ; / r , i i r e i ' i . c a ,a l s r : .   trlany of tht:
p I ; . : i t " a lr . c n o w n e r s a l o n g t h c C a t i L i v e r a r e g o i r i g .
                   -                                                                                        I c l r - r r 1 1l i l c e h a v i n g
P c ' tt : r t o p l a y w i t h d R J t h e r e w i r l b e n r a r l y o t h e r w h r t . e b o y s t h r : r c . r l

"I----i                   s u p p o s e s i .rr" B i l I y                                     faltere'1.                    "But areli't                           tilc nat j.ves pretty
;i,              1n.l     cr:-^nJ              ir     AiloliCl?rl


!ilIy's  father laugheJ he:i:'ti1v. ijiliy                                                                                         r i - C n { . r t s e c a l r y t h i . n r lt o l a u g h
at .rnilhe didn't like beirtg lattgnc.i at.
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                                                                                                                                                                             I ,   i           r   r :t tL tt r lUr U. U L- 'I ,i L Y . '
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                                                                               . i l \ r i )     c
Ill a few niinut.es thel'l,is:e

fin.ished, he was off to teli
                                               ironreag:iin.         t l i 1 1 y i u m p e d d r : i v r - frr o m t h e
v , ' a g c na n d r a n t o g i v e i r i s n o t h e r a I i u g a n d a . { - r n u s t e f o r ' : i t w a s
                                                                                         b
                                                   lValnee of the nortlr country and about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 H
goi:ig to North America.

A - f e r t h e t r i p t o t h e r r o r fh c o u n t t i ' , B i l " l ) ' ' s f a t h e r s a t u p e v e r y
    t
night, ver,v late, putting rohs and rows '.rr f igures in a big account
book.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             H
 Pll,iters came from far and near to buy his larrd and farm implements,
 Socn, alnost everything was sold but the bedding and Cishes and a
 : i e h p r e c i o u s t h i n g s e a c l : m e m b e ro i t h e f a m i l y r r ' a s t o t a k e t o A l n e r i c a ,

Billl' didn't know wlrat to take.                               iie didn't see how he could be happy
:rnd ieave any of his t)rings bel,inci. ijirst, he thought lie rvouid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             H
take his blue-buck tr3;) but '.iien he knew there werenrt any blue-
b u c , l -d e e r i n A r n c r i c r r . I ' e r h r p s , i r c h a d b L - t t e r t a k e h i s m i c e t r a p s ,
           .
f()r there arr,'rnice in every counti'y.


 "Gh, dear. what c.rn i lcave beh-ind?"ire sigired, "1 love ever;*thilg
                                                                        Ii he took then then he would
llave t.o leave his ta.ineparrot behind, as he could take only one thi:rg.


                                                                                              .
 t h a . r ' e . I d o l t ' t s i e c i l o H I i a : l i r a r t w i t h a n , v t h . i n g"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             H
i{i:; iriotiier hea:-d irin s;.iiir and ciine tc iris. res;curr. "i{}r;'dontt you
taki: soinetiring tir,rt \,Ii1i grow anct I'einind )'ou of l.fi'ica?
1r,inil1s or birrls thel'tiollld be unhappv and traps are too large.
. ' , i ( ) u 1y o i l l i k c t o r i a t , h e r s e c d s ? ) o u
               d
                                                                                            if you t-ook
                                                                                                    How
                                                                     coul ii take hundretis of those."
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of'our                       plant:.                 titat            r-ili;i d       itc             ijt'riv,'n in                       t;te ne,,\' coL.i.itiry" t'

" i ' j t ' 1 I"              i i t : ' , . o t ' L i r t rr,:iltr.       - " i "
                                                                                              _'\:i\,.a.,,tvr
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l , ' t ' t \ , r i . ( - ' l : , t i \ ' . r a . ' t: , .
r i i r i ; r ; .I s            h'olilr1."
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                     o   \'( I .l !'ii i ir , .i:)                     d I t i r v i r cr ri{' t- irfi.r.: ile i- .. . "
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                                                                                      l                                                         seeds that- will               nake
                                                                                      't                                         'r'olr
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            ille                    IlexL          03xr                                               tather     announced, "Fo1ks, I rhink werre
                                                                                                                         read^y
           to go.                  r i I ri
                       T l i e r e ?s t lS_ : s t o ; 1 e g h i n g t o _ * a i t f c r , t h e m a i l s h i p ; r . p r i
           should be in pofr forra\'.                            n r \   ^ t        + r r . l ^ . '
                                                                                                                            ir,ut
                                                          i'L1 53nd the r.uniirjrouE,tonigiit.                         In a
           w e e k h c w i l l br: b;lck aiid thc.n we can siart                         for Algoa "     lre irave scani
           t i.ne to reach t h e s a i l i n g v e s s e l . "

                          f
           " . \ + f h ai t w e s h s u l c n i s s i t ? ' n B i 1 l y , c r i e d i n , J i s m a y . N o w t h a t
           i t a d ,r n a d e                                                                                         he
                            -up his ni;ld tc ilo ar:clbe'irdppy about. it i" was infaiient
           tn be off.

           " l i i t h g c o d l u c k , w c r 1 1 b e j u s t i n t , i m e " i{e s ho ul d have a f ew ciay
           to sDare, howev.1r. I hope the boy has no bad tr*uble                                              s
                                                                                                 in getting
           thrcugh the jungle for- tire mail."

                 S l t b o y n a d c a o o d t i , r n et o t h e p o r r a n d b a c k . H e
       s-w:i.flt"e s " r u n n e r i n t h e O r a n g eR i v e r i o u n t r y a n c lh e w a s w a s t h e
       i l
       as he was swift.               ile was baik                                               luit-as urave
                                                                                                                   hours before anyone expected him.
       Billy was the fir:,t                                                                io see hin               swinging an easy lope'out of iire
       - ju n g l e .

       " T h e r u n u e r ! " h e s h o u t e d . " T h e m a i l i s h e r e , ' a n d ,h e r a c e d o u t o f
       the yard to nee! rhe young Negro.

       " T h e r n a i l ! T h e r n a i l j " E v e . r y c n e -s h o u t e d . Everyone stopped what he
       was doing and ran to the big front yard to wait for ii'.                                   .r'h"-r"r.,,unts
       clowdeC arouncl eag.irly.

      " \ r c ' i y _t a s t ,   I ran, rr
      b;'side                              fh" Negr'-; boy said as he anrl iii rly rij ced s ide
                         into the I'ard.         He was covered wit.h dust and liis clothes were
      -i-' tattr:rs but he was very
      fIourished                                        llpp)'.       l,0f f ic.u.r say much irig letter ! "              tle
                               tlie t arcirrnent nraif'big          a b c v e h i s h c a d a n d b : - o rg h t i t d o w n
                                                                                                           i
      ai'ai;r just aj iiiily's               f a t h e r r e a l n * a t h e y a r d f r o n r t h e r n i1 1 .

      "i'ie I J .-i,.rne, \tr:y, w r : l I i i o n e . "                                                          lle put           a Ilrcseilt of gold into the
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         beautiful l"                                she said softly,  unfolding- the cape' "The color
"It's
oi-.'frio"ing    rain                                cloud!'r 5he liughed and t1rrew the cape about her
shoulders.

BiIlv edsed a lrttle                                          closer and touchgd the cirpe gingerly.                                                                                "The
beatii shine Iike fly                                         wings!" he said'
                                                                                      F1y wings and
Evervbodv Iaunhcl at that o everybody except-li'rti)er'
t h e p e a c o c ) : sd a r k e s t f t a t h e r s ! " a t : d h u g g e d Uiiry napprry'

father clearctl his ihi.cat.                           " l l e . t1 , w c l l ' , " h e i ; a i ' 1 b r i n g i n g a n o t h e r
i;;;;;        i i i l-n t i t " b a g
              -                       j::st in time to get everyonc's.-attention. again'
                                                             -- 1et rne see -- t-o l''laster Bi11y Prince.
" i i; ; ; ; s a i c t t c r n i l d l - e s s e , i t o
A;ryo ne he re b,r' "'ha t name? "

                    looked arounil as though expecting                                                                  someone to claim                                     the letter'
Bi1ly
                                          Bili)''              cpen it                 up atrd see whomit                                              is     from' "
"It-s for vou,
                                                                                    He took this one
B i l l y l : a d n e v e r r e c c i v e d a l e t t e r i i - rh i s l i f c '
wlth hands t.hat treliltleil as if he expected                               tl)(' Ietter to break'
lie was a1l wobblY inside.
,.]t,sfromUncleJohrr,',hisrlothercried,it,okingt'verhisshoirlrier
as l:e unfolderi the Page,

                               8i111', .'lefore it                                b i t . e s y t l t l, "            Dick             1 a t : q h i ' <'' i
 "ll.cad i-t,

                                                       a : - . 1o f                           his         m<'rti-rer                                     "Give           hirn      t.i.nie io
 "l.cave iiim alonc,                                                        Your"
 ccillc'ct ii-is wit:;.

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Dear                U n c L e - l o h n " B i L i y w a s s o i r a p p ' "h e , ; a n t e d t o t l i P l w ; r y
iot"                the jungte and tre'aione to tiiink cf his wonderful lette r.
Jusr                then, ttle di:rner gonB souncied.                        Billy carrl"d his mot,herrs
chair                  inio tiie irouse and placeri it for her at the table n
riren               h e h u r r i e d a w a y t o t e t t t h e p a r rto t a n d a l l " h i s j u n g i . e
pets                that, they were to be Uncle John s pet.s f ron non-ori.

Alnays seeking the frontiern- this neh"v€riture was no Inore
to bb dreacied than niany of the iiiovei ti-ruy ho4 already made.
So they begen naking preparati*ns fi,rr tireir. departure from
Af rice.          Aiter       f i € ! g , : q _ L e a _ r s - ^ n s l l r i t i s i i s u bj e c t s i n S c u t h
A f r i c a t i r e i ' w e r e r o - - t - l l G - i l A T i f e a g . r in o n a n c w c o n t i n e : l t .
                                                                              ' c c ,s t a r t   for Aigoa.    They
T h e l " i : s t - l , , a g c l ni J a s l c a d e c a n c l r e a t l ' f
woul,J starr by Cuylight the tiext nornilg.                                                    Piitf  clidnrt see
how ile couid g" tb sL,=epthat last :rgrirt.                                                   A11 .iay, he r.'a':tdered
f r o n p l a c e t o p l a c e s a y . i . n gg o o d b l ' e - o T i u s t r e a k e d m i c e , h t s
                                                                            t
blue-buck cir:er that caine dowirto the river to ciririk, to his
parrot and al,i of the hundreds of g!y, -chattL'ry little                                                    creatures
rru*r his ho:ne. He whistled to the                                         ilirds - -ye1!ov;, irlue, green'
cralge, black- -allnost ev(jry cclor j.n t.he worl".<l They htere                                  .
all              his frienJs.

It was a sail pertiirg,                               I { e h ; r d n t t t } l i - l u g i r t .n u c } r a t r o t i t t h i s } i o i : i e
w h ' ; r e h e \ . J . r st r u r n         uut ilor{ that he htas gcirig away' it seerned the
very bcsI nlace j.n a].i. the riorit',.                                               As he' 13y in ,]],t bed tirat
nii;ht. ire iisteneci                         witlr;r1l- his heart to tiie fanrilar jun111e
soundi.                    Tirere rrasritt ojic'hr- tlidntt 1cve, €1,rcIi the one:l that
; i i a , l c i r . i i L rc , J \ r c r u p h i s i i e a < i ; i l " t l s i i i v c i : .
t ' A n e i ' i - C l li i i i g e t n O t t - t t l a . C U r i , - , u S , f r i r - ' I l ' J 1 ' , ' t ; i a c e a t a I l , "    itc
st   g i r t : , ..ri r i J c r i e , i j u s t a l i t t i '            i t , t o l r i : , 1 ; ii 1 , . ' r ' ; . 1 ' h e t l e x t
,,,..ir)lt)lJr i:r.;i.icvci-, []rcre    lt'i.is su lltu.h,:,,.citciilL)lIl                                                       tlret    he    l..lt-gc-ri
tu    br' r,;,o.     ilver';tIi'rrg   \1';]:j ioat'lt"'J ;iid Ll'"fcryolle                                                       b/as    re'rcl'" to    ilo'
'i'iic                               ,ioittt the lrrjll.
       ncil fg't:ili tellring

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When the noise hacl stopped, Biily                                came 9ut of the- jungle'.
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There wasnrt a stone i"ert itu;rciiirg on th9 ir11ce- that had
his home. I{e went to the wagon ana climberl in beside his
mother.           Sh; and his father                 icoked back as they drove out or
ti," yard                   their       eyes ryefe let         wit.ir +uers "a            E1e-ryone else
w a s i c o k i n " r . a b ai ch e y t o b a n o i t d i d n ' t
                  I             k,                                  m a ] ' , ea r i \ r difference  who
                            ' '                                              oui of. the gate ai-ong
went f irst]                          all j ust f ileci slowly
the road.

In the Cat p,ivcr Va11ey, close by tiie big roci: house Bi1.i}'
hi.d ciiosen for Iis o*n, tiie pliicu \{JIere he had found Peter
on that first     trip   r o i n e n o r t h r o r i l t t t ' ) ' , t l i e ) ' . ' c i f i e < - 1t h e
                                                                                      i
                                                                           " ' . ' r*e g o i n g , t o
rest of tha brg cb,npatly, tire ernigra:its wito
America,    Biii;    iracl io stop 6rrcliirint                 to 8er that worC right"

       f t . i n n.l*o g,r a n t t o l d P e t e r , " b u t w i i e n y o u                                ieave a coutitrl'
"It's             ' i ' he
you are. an                           and when -ygu get to - the                                            country where you
                                                                      Arett                               I t grown-up words
are gotng, tnlrr l-ou i:rre an iini grant.                                                                                                              l,
                                                                                                                                                        t
the funn     j . e s t t h - t : i g s? "                                                                                                               i

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                                          .
                         o ' l V e r i . lh ; r v e t o s t r c k t o i j e t h e r i n t h i s
I)eter nocldediris head,
new p1ace, Bi1i.,v. I woL:lonut like Alne-rica unless you were
there, too. "

         a 1 r + a y su e y o u r i r i e n d ,                           i;eter.              l{e'li        stick       tcgether."
 "I'll
 i'he1' shock itiitrds sol-oinnl\'.

                .
 , , 1 ; 9 1 , ,n ii g h t        they        tolci        , : a i c i r o t l i e r - ; t n c t r ' i t t l i l w en t . t c   his     own
                             r"
 canp.

 iiilli'didn't                  5 1 - ' c Pnucir                                  :r,irt-. Iie kept tiiinking how he'c
 nriss lialnel               e r n c ja l I h - s                                   l - i - i r - r r i 1.s I i e t r ' i S i t e C t h e l ' w e r e
 i,i1            qtlii,i; To ,\iti.r'j ca.           il                           ,;riti, t-itcrttlliithat rhe Natives'
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 i . ' . . - ,1 1c i r t t                                                          ;,ii\,c tiir:litrnone)'an.l presents ano
  lcL            thein !lL'i;ric;.        t ct the'i                              tiii;r- ".'iiciivcd                     itciir the Cat }ti""-'
  l - r .\ l l l t I y .
           ,

 l;ireir ;,,illi'    al';c]<.e, titcre        \ v ' l i t , ' .--t- i                                   irr tirc: si-)' a;rtl a rc,:t
                              the'-- trc L'          : ) t . i-"ii i:                                   In il ni:-t:te,    hi: ',ia:l
 ili o'",'cJltic f t'il;,i                                                                            ,:tinrrfir'c.
 rit^e-.,,;cri al'itl ii':.-i l-t;lllri;tt;    t c ; l ' ' ' : -- .l {-
                                                               r                                                       in the
 i:liri^nini, ar   r',   lt r.' t.titt1 d snc L i              t-ir'                                  i-ri         hreakfast      fooli:,
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 r . r ' , r r I t .i i i t c 1i t s o t t l i d e d i o t r c l a i t t l                           rrvsr tirc: canli). ili.s
 ;;,rtiie: sir.icl tirt: i:rijr-itir:;:nrll.''c I^                                                    i t \ { ; . , i :f i n i s h e d
 Bii r i- strtic.l. i.ht-:irell     ega1n.                                                         t ) eg i i r r t o s i n g , e a t i t r 6
 iretweeri tilires so tiler- i*'or:i"i l"-'                                                       o start            as soon 3s' it \.,';ls;
 1rght.
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 "Look sh;iipr                      l.{l:si.cr BiiL)',"
 been sta-v her-e.                              l'iito's gw'inl t i-; li-rii|1attct                          i'o Li l-iow ? "         fle   shook
 i : i s j r e : ; : C r l - ts i l : r l l ) ' .
"If l1 havc, to lcok aftei'                                                          ;n;,'seIf
                                                                                             ,                              Halnee, wirat vlill. you i0,
rt'i11 you be Ioirc:5ollio for                                                           ?
                                                                                     t,:c "

   t m m o s ' w e l j n o w , B i l l l ' . , p 1 ' e t t y s o t i l I r i r a l ; es o i n u c h m o n e y .
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Buy inyself a wif e r " italIl€r.l :ji"inned a lrig grilt,                              sitowir:g all        hrs                                                                                                                .J



                                t'But;io fcrget youn r'{astei'Billy.
strong white ieetii.                                                                                   We naae                                                                                                                 ; l

all o!-lr litt1e       black boys af ter you, "

Billy- blusheti.   iie knew it, was a,lrignt    fiir ltialnee to buy l".j.n-
seif  a nice wife,    that was vlirat, all iir..; tritre u"do but he ,,\ras
glad r+hite men didntt     do sucii queer thittgs.

The wagons irere rnovi.ng.                                                           * t G o o , 1 ' u y e ,H a l n e e r "                                                Biily                   cried,             navLng
his bamboo ha[.

"Goodbye n l-fasi.er lrliy.                     B e t t ' . e r i . ' r r t : l, i , : , i d t i g l r i i o y o t g o o d
l u c k p i e c e l + l i a i , s ' o u w e a r s i t r , . / o ' p o ( ; i - . e r , , t " h c ? ; , ' ? a' w f u l b a d
                                                                                                            : ;
things 1n Atrterica.'u

B i . 1 1 y t s h a n d . : 1 . ; s e c io v e l ' i rj s t w o p e n n y a t i d l r i : i ' e i t : n s t a n t l y
con',fo'rted, "I wi1i, Wal;ree!" he sobbed iiIIu the last. he
saw cf his faithfi-rl                      friend,        l'Ialrtee;'..es stantling unCer a big
tree      with        tears          strea;nir,g down hrs face, i.ravirtg to lt{aster
Cer:rg€, the l,{i:;sie, arrd ail his kin.i whit* triencis.                                                   Negro
Jchn orri iil Kcr: li;rci t ii: the sand ari,l iio',r*d i:i:ei r irelcls to iht,
ground.

"Gocd--goocibye-*"               Ii"l i:/ ,,aicl, chi)king ol.ier tit,': tvor"d:;, "'f6*:e
care of a1l- iirc jungLc things we lcve, l{alIrtri.:. (lco.tbye .Jotin--
G o o d b v e , K i K e c , g ' l : - r ' 1 b y, e B o o c i i ; ' ! e ! "

The trilt   D y i ; - ( L e . I , ' r : :i .r n d w a g u : l , ' i r t , \ : i l o a ) ) ; r y : r u r n v ; i r i c h t i r e y
wouicj sail    f t . i 1 ' A r i r e t " . . i , cw.a : i l u r i ; g : t r t c . lt . e , : r . tu s "
                                                  i i                                                   it tcok weei^:s
to rc;r:i. iit.' l-,ii'/.

Cn tire I rs t c1a;                             r-r i                      i t ; ' r r i t i i y , i i i 1 1 7 ir i't d                                            F t r u r w c [ ' e rr ia u. l r ir rv 6 , t
                                                                                                                                                                                                          r

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Peter saio,                          "llaybe it                         isn't             in yet'
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                                                                   e
orle going lo nf,"rica fc:'                   a whr:le yeal'n
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George [.i^:nce shook his heado anri                                                                                     n
                                               p o i r " t t e c w j . t l i a s h a i l i n g h a n d " t s i1 l y ' ?a t r d
c r n e i n s i [ h t o f 1 - i r et r n i h e                                     i " i r o le y e a r b e f o r e
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peter lookS;".i-";;i-t             o:i:er iilJisrnay.                    "clne
                            'n
c . an g o           to        Arrrer i c [1"

,'p(,Or nOtlie;.r"                               ililfy                s:-rit.i.

                                                                                         ar L been hireri to work at
In a few days the rilen of the cciripaly t ld                                                                                            boys
the dcck:: repajring                 other shri;s.^ Birt therc was nothing the
                                     i:i tlie::,irrl iril t'he g'ral/ 9ld boarCs                                            of the wirarf
could Co:rxcept iie                                                                                                                      they
                                                                 t 0 . u - 1 , * r itra l k ,             l e a r i ; . i . n g ,a l l
zrndwatch tire sail.Jri, c: Iisir:*                                                                              had passed they
                                                                             irefore rl week
could about ever) t*iirg abour iireir"                                                                                                 or the
coulcl tie         the lreiI.dest       o f s a i , i . i - t ; "! ; . n i ; t s , : ' : i \ yf l-lJ v e r - t h e i l e r t s
                                                                                             '- ey
                                     1i-ke r^eilu:'t: seanneii.                                           1e;rrne... a lcit of
s h i p a ; r c lw e r e a c t i n g
things       at:'iut tlt':': Pcrrt '
 ttr\1 goa                                                                                - c [ , t i ' i ! : l r : ; : :c o a s t
                                                                                                                         t                    of    Afri-car"                  Peter-
           !s  a 5 :t l ; : i[ ) o r 1 - c n                                  tire
                    '-0 3it : . / .
 worrjrl recit-'i

 '!r                                         ' 1{ : r i l i l r , : i n o i . t i r c r ; r s t c i                                         the      cape             Of      ccoci i-]oper"
    .lutll it':         it.l:;rtt'i
 iii11r'   w o t i l t l i ' t : c i - t r : l ; ; i c 'i . '

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                                              1 . r 1 ; r ; , :v ; i t t : t ' t : : ; i r i p s                     'fifi:;
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 i i C t l C e l l q t ' i i r , . t e : : 1 .r ; l t i c : . t i t l l . [ . ' ' i " ' 3 C p
                                                                                               i.lri:c:ti   nrore tiran ili11y br-rt Bl1ry
 w:1:-tlir_rn;,iiJi-it. tl-ii:riir,r, rrerlrir,j
                                                                                                 t-ltrs qreat- .ii-l;-.llttage, Aigoa         ll'fi}'
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  i.:        I'toli.,it,

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                                                                                                               - ia r i ; ; r e t i
  i'iirs          i l a i r l c r . , " , . i .i :. ii c i i t         iul,      .iii{: t}re"'
                                                                      il,,:rtlllcci uvel'into                      the r;rtirky x;rter- ar'
  [rel-t:r I'uqi:erl r-o irarci thai
                                                                                                                    sonic nore.               It
   i - i i t , i - , a r . " I - il ; I y f i s i r e c i i r i i r o r Di L l , ,n ]c i t i r e ; ' I a u g h e d
                                                                        '
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                                                                                  :
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  i { : i S . , . . c I ] t l r i f i l l 1 ; i l. . r . t f o r tirc
                                                                        r . ' . r . ' i ' ( - i J i l l: ' , i t : i C l ' . S , r : l 1 i i n g   til          COaf:''l         fOt-lcl"    ait'':
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  ,^,-it5 notiiil-r11 to J,'l tirr                                 r l a r , : . d r a q- r : r i .
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                            j                                             rt                      il,;t ii LIlJl t.cr tire 1{omen br;t                                tI f ev'
  i.okect        q:-e.              ilt iiit,             i,i.',.,,:,
                                                                                    .i{as              ' r r ' o ii : t : t i .               h0ci         c;il1\' ireert
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  i:'ts      i,;irt,'l-r,                                                                                                            ''d,]}' to
                     , i o L . r ] l e1 . t i l . . - ' 1 ' v ; i . ] u . 1 . . 1 t : i y t l l : : t . l l t ( J i ] t . i r e i r
                                                                                  }                                                                     At;le rlCe          by
   i',{i,. t]'3\,:.
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  i.(ii,', ,it.-'. kep I si]\'ii)i:

                                                                                                P e t e r t . : " i e c i a n o t h e r g a m e"
  Toward titr.: cilri of tire ye;r;, iii l i Y ani
                                                                                            it.: in strd ;tct crut whal' thel'
   i t h ' a s t o i . l l.i ' : ; : ' \ r ' i t r l n t i r e S i i i i r i u , . ) g i ' . ]
                         r
  l * i ; u i d d o w i t e l t i - t c r r i co ilie ,

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ffil                                      Peter was a little   doubtful about that pliin but                           .e said they could
                                          try it.   So, for tvro nights,         they stayed in their t;unks and listened




ffir
                                          and talked, listened    and taikedo waitilig for the beoming of the
                                          guns on the lookout   p o i n t t h a t r . , ' o ud ' r l a r n t h e m t h e s h i p w a s c o m i n g "
                                                                                             l
                                          But they woul<i drop cf t- to sleep, lulled                     by the lapping of the
                                          i{ater against the mossy old bcard wharf.                        The morning after           the
                                          third night they woke up and there it lay- - the o1d l,{oeden sailing
                                          vessel they haci waited a I€ar for.

                                          "h'e didntt even hear                                            the         bo.:rning of                    tire        guns when it                            cane init'                     they
                                          cried in unisorr.

                                          n ' F i n ew a t c h m e n w e a r e ! "                                   Bilty               said.

                                          rrfrm ciisgusted rvith us, Billy a:rcithat?s tire brggest, worst word
                                          I can think of to say and we bJere sleLrping right    here on t,he wirarf . "

ftffiLi,                                  Eut they couldn t t waste time about                                                                      it,       There v/as too much excitement.
rilsiti:                                  They j timped i-nto thei.r clothes ancl                                                                   d as ; r ec u l ) t h e b e a c h .
ffi;li
t4:tL..t)                       :   . -
                                          "Tire ship is in!    The ship is inl"    Everyone shouted it, everyone
.F*e'Jl                                   hr-rrrie<1 o"{n tc the shore.
                                                    d                     It \{as a w e a t h e r b e a t e n o i J s h i p , b u t
inF{* -"
g|q ;rii                                  they feaste,:i their eyes on it.
.;r .r                 ri i!.'

ffirtjl:                                  "fie11, we rvili                                  be off             today,               i'loiiter," Billy                           ci.red.                  "Cff            tr,'
                                          Anrcrica.tt
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                                          Bi11y's rnother sniled wanly.     Sire lookeci pale ani                                                                                                  very tired.
F."'., t' '
t " i l q                  ) 1 -

-                                         iiill;'cieciCerl to stay with h,:r and not go rullning                                                                                                   Lrack ancl fo.t.h
          i..!-J .
                                          tr; tfre bcacir as alI tiie folks were doirrg.
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* - J . . , 1

                                                                                                  Itm fine, ju,;l a little
                           i . .

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                                                                                              his new sitces together,
                                                                                u
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  l t ' i t h a s h i v e r c f d e i i g i r t a i ' : da s i g h o f r e l i e f ,              everyone crowded
  f o r w a r d , t h e n w i t h o u t t , / a r . , i - n,, , L i ; , w e r t t t l r e g r e a t . b c t i v i n t o t , h e
  uii tgail,            this 'tine enti-r*1"y clearing the riecli by ir:..ee eet                                       f
  a n d f a l L i n g s i t l e : * a 1 ' sa r n o n gt h ; : p a s j e i r g e r s .

 " ; 1 ; r y b o g y -u : ' t ? ' r c e l l o w e c l t i r e c e p t a i i r n
                   h                                                            ',i./eIi, yourd bet,ter
                                                                                                            stay a
 ^respetf,ul di.stance away t:,nLii tire vrark of ci.,iting up the carcass
 b e g i n s ; a f t e r w e g e t f h e b a c k i : o n , eL r u t ,v ; er l 1 i i e a v l t h e c a r c a s s
 into the see.tt
 'nh'hat the backbone used
       rs                   for'i" ili11,; asked an o1d sailor nearby.
 it, alone could be used as the rarca-,s ,"a::not usec for *"it,   as it
 is st,rong tasting and nor good at rlL fot, food.

  The sailor ttld                            B i I i y t h e y o r i e d t i r e l - r o l i s sa n d p o i i s h e c l t h e n f o r
  walking sticks.                             " P o . i . i s h i n gi t r s g r e a t . f c l r t h e n u s c l e s , i t i s . "
  Thus the days sped by anc r-he ship nearr:d t,ire equatclr. One d"y
  Biiiy cameypon a sililoi' si-tting -i-;r corne.r busil,v filing
                                             a                    nctches
  i n a r u s t y b : : . r r e l i r o o p.

  "hhat are you rnaking?" he asked.

 " l ' i a l , y d s e e , s o n , w c . fr e g e t t i i i g i r r g n o n t o t - h e e q u a t o t ' l : i i , . i a v i s i t
 frorn old Neptune and hi:; wi fe i:; ; lun certain"                                      Tnis iiere t.itat
 inn in;kin' is a ra30r Llade.                            H e ;iii     iras to get sitaved ivitir it anl
 b e f € ; r d ; . 't o g r e e t t e m . "

 "hJto's   ie'ptuile                      anci his               ivife          tlrrci '"hatri'e                                                   they                    ( . r o r i ' r i n !o i t ' b o a r d
                                                                                                                                                                                                l                        for;"
 iir isI:cd..

"1.i,.'lrtuncis tire gi-e"rt Cod o j t.he sea.                                                                         i{e, lives                 ; rr ;:l goltlen              paliice
h'r' lcr: irotit noriai                                    e'ies .:rt'i/ i.lr',vn;n ti:* Ltecps ,Jl- ti:e sca.                                                                 iinen
i r t : r l u l l l t : 5o u t ,             he rides                  iit it !ca               :;hc11 c,r.jriut                                              , t
                                                                                                                                          . ' i r - . r . i . b'y i h o r s e s
i'rti: lit:;j,.: tlil:.t l:'cji Like ti:i-'w"rlres t:f- -ric sea,                                                                                tiiej-r lialles tly
. l L , - ' t J i r : o r - : { : i i I i - , i .ir3 \ ' , t i r t r i i ' , ; r r ; r r i } r : ; f , . ; . i n i 1 i k c t i r r . ( : l ' ( l s t i t f t } r e
r . ; - r - : l l i ' . tl 'ri' ' : , ' l ' i i e
                                                  t l c . r i t it t t y - , t g ii i i r i : , v i . r i r : e o i l l i e i , i i i 1 t , ] ' r - i ii l l c d                llr11,v
:ij i.iie ill.irroi,/of ltis boi:,:.. t-ri;t irc dar-,:,i:rrtt. telr- ]iimselt                                                                                          away.
 i''''. :i^ii)I-                    1 o o k l t , . i e t . l t i i i t s o l o r n n i y i . i j r t i ' n ' ( : i l tc r - r - " A ) , e , e t s a r , l f , u l . ,
1 l r . l , i j t - ' , r . t r v f r , i i i ' i : t l i r ) i r , - ': ; l i ; i . ' :        ol iri., iiri-ce ttoliit-,reJ :;pi-.al-,|re
, . . - . . I: i;i i 3 t ' i c I - t - r i c i . s , C . i t - l : r i r , ' a r i i i , . l : , - , i , , - : i: l,i i , i t . , . . i t t l r r : 1 ( , i r . . i ; : ; t i c i r : t
;;i*lilrt;r fu:')' tiril                              tht) irl:11 rarti.                        - - i i : . i r . u , , . i ; c L t e r r ! , 3 ) , . r ' t , : r i ) r i - r y ( : i . :,;
L l i i l i l i e s , b e : l t s r ) . 1 . y -y c I ' p I ' J r . e f r , i ' ,

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iitl. ly             ii;i    near(i   . - . r t i , ) . t , ) r r I i e s i , e i 1 t o t J r t - :s i " e l t e r - u i
                                                                                                                               iris iriotlierts clii,i.:r
and tlidntt                   1ea..,a: iltcl'cr frr; irur;i':;                          itirc all         tire !.inq'.; iror-:,i:s
{ . t { ' ) t ic1. r tI t   l:eeir }tril                        l c l - - l r . i n qo r k c r p h i n          f t o r , i ; . , c ' u k i r i ^ 'i n t c . r L i i t - '
same corner ti:e ricXt ciay'*'here he hacl seen the old sailor        making his
oLd rusty ra zor .  His curios ity was hourly getting       s-tlonger than
                                              I t l"rurt anythitr8, t' he
his f ear-. "Jus t tai king about i c ccul dn
a s s u r e d h i . n i s e l f . T h e r e i i r t h e s a m ec o r n e r , s a t t h e s a i l o r b u t h e
was not alone,   Peter and another b,;y were rvith hi::r.  Everywhere
he looked, sailors  were naking razor   blades.   FIe wanted to turn
and fiy brit you coulcln't when everlolre was lookilg   at you._ _The
o1d felicw loolled up and went on  witii his story just as if Billy
had not just cone cr as if i:e hadn't run awey the d"y before'

" A n t w h en i i r e s l i i p c r o s s e s t h e e q u i t t o r r " h e s a i d , " w h i c h r 1 . 1 b e
sor)n rro,,r,, acrciie, l.leptune anC ]ris wifetll
               L                                                           search the ship, and
it's      not ver)' iieal Lhy if tire;' picr out a youngt:-t that belongs to
t i r e mJ"

"What do thc;' do?" Biltyrs                             knees sltook ;rlmost as bad as his                                    voice
as he asked the qucstion.
I ' l { a l s o n , t h e y t } e v e r a c t t h e s a r n ew a y t w i c e s o i t t s                       hard to say.'r
           ,
The old nan sairedoit his razor--Neptuners razor.

That night was a perfect night at sca       The moon rising out of its
unruffled der+.h looked as large as a tub aird as orange as a cheese.
The ship uas ver.)'near the equator now. A iiush fell upon the
youngsters hr.rtidled in grouJrs on deck to await the coming of
Ncptune.

Billy and two ol' tirree other bols stayecl close to the sailors
a s t i r e s h i p r n o v c d ; h e a d t h r o u g h t h c n t y :t;e : ' i o t r s I y b e a u t i f u l n i . g h t ,
silent:ave                 for thc gr;rtle lathirr.:of the water against the ships
siJrs.            I l v c r ) ' t ij ln q . ; a s s c l . i i , c c i u l , r n , is i i l l   i t d i d n ' t s e e m p o s si L . r l e
                                                                                                    'ihe
that      ; r ; r 1 ' t h i n g u t o f t h n o r ' . l i n l r y c o i r lJ i t a p p e n .
                               u                                                                             sailors knew,
f o r t l r e y l r a r i c t ' u s : ; e d t i r e e c : u a t o n j ! iy t j . ; n e ,
                                                                   r                         s

"iliilnr6irii"                                                                                           r
                                ! i o n e ' o n cn e a r i l i i l v i r : ' c a t h e r l i i t e r v o d a n d w i t l i o u t
l ; a l n i ; - , g , r r s o u n , - lh e s u w ' " i : c ; r : r : r ; r i r r g t r a i l : i r t t o w a r d h i m .
                                                                                 s                                             Screan-
                                                         'l'hr:
 i . i : 9 , i i e i ' l r j " n e da n i l i l e d !               ;irst         c j r : o r o f r e f r . : i 1 et h a t s t o o d i n
r r i s i r l t h c r r . r s c di r a n L i c a l l y ' a t i r : r h i - m a n d t h , - ' l o c k t l i c k e d s h u t .
 I t i r i : : ;t i r , : : h : . p ' s i ' a c k l r o u : t c s i ; r ! . : ; i , . i l o r s c a l l e d t l t e w o o d c n t o r l e t - s ,
                                                               a
;tnd not :ilI the.i.rcoaxing and rroinises of prJtt'ction could induce
                                     'D r
t . l l e f r i q l r r r n e r ' l i .y t q l r : r v e t i r e I \ r o t e c t i o n o i ' i t s d a r k r e c e s s e s ,
( i l a d u a l I ' , , t i r e v L , i c c s o u t s i d . ' . , ' . : i ri s j e d a n c i I l i I i y t i r o u g h t h e w a s
                                                                               t
forilo:tcl.                l i c . ro i i , - ' h i i i i t r j e r l     t-l:r:ii,,ror ior a long tinie.                 He was
l , c g i : i i r i n g t u d r : . . - ,w i r e r r s h r i e k s c f r a u g h t e r c , ) m i n g t o h i s e a r : i ,
;rroused hin.                    l ! , . 'i i s t e r . ' d ,         !li.J noise and laughtcr increased.                           Surei,v,
noth j-ng very iriri was gcinl: to nairlcrr i{ everybody cr-ruld have as
3 o o c i a t i n o : r : ' .t h r t .                   lle orerrcci the u..ror a crack a^ti peeked ou'c.
No crn,:wls ncilr'.                          tip on cicck, flcsh iir:als of 1atr1;irrer reached )ris
                                        r
c ; i r s , f o i J . o w , : r i .y a s p l a s h a s o f s L : r : r c i h i n l l l r c a v - r ' h i t t i n g          the watcr.
'Ihen
             nore shouts and more fun.                                        l'1:ybc he could jtist slip out and
get a pf'ek art l'iiirt uas goinry on.                                            l,eaving thc cloor ajar,                  ]re stcle
sof tl_v it;rwarr1.                       lle lracl alr:rcrst re ;rcirc'.1irc orlge cf the circle
                                                                                          t                                         o1'
.i.ight wiren a hearryhand feil                                         Irom irowir.r-e ,ril(l gripped                      b
                                                                                                                     h i tr-r y the
seat of 'rhe l,itnts.                             i{t' g3ve an unearthly shriek !hat brought all
t:r'--s upon him.                       a i l e D r e a t l l o o z e ( . 1o ' . l t o { l t r : . ; l ) o d y a s h s w a s h o i s t e d
'i
   o the toi,of                  a o i g r r . l u n dw a t e r i a n i : .

                                                             4ti
      N o i l r l c s r l . ; n e r it . c j a 1 ' e i i r a t i r e w a s i n . l a n g e r "             I'hey were glad that,
      l , , l e p r . u i -iir a c l h i r n , f r . , r t l i c y _ ! r ' ? r e l a u g h i . n g
                             e                                                                     hartier than ever'                   Then
      wirafever it was tirat r,eld his pants                                                let g0, enJ there he was
      sittrng              c i r i i i r l a n k s L r s i l e n d e . .a - b o v e t h e w a t e r . t . a n k " - Y u y b e - t h e y
                                                                              i
      a ; " p p ; E h i n c i l w n r h : : o u g i r -t l i u r e _ a n c i u l t i N " p t u n e 3 n . 1 l : ' s o 1 d c r o o k e d
                                                                                                                        -
      wifL' ju:;t swa-m ff r.rit[ hin!      o                                   Hhere was his father?                      h ' L r e r ew a s h i s
ffi   oId sailor frrend?                                l i e w o u . L dh e l i ; i i i n i l     [{e lh'oulrintt 1et a bol
ffi
[.;   Iike hiur be carried off.                                      Thcn lris heart leaped" i"here was liis
t;
l-a   old sailor p,rit'rirrg th:'i-rughthe crowcl to help hi,.*. But he had
      i r i s N e p t u n e ^r u r o r " i n ; i i s h e n r j s . l r h a t w a s h e g o i n g t o d o w i t h t h a t ?

H
ffi
      iie ,,,{aS ot, i cllig in tlcr:bt, for the rus^ty olct tectlr of the barrel
      hoop were thruit
      yeri        o f p a i i l a i i d a l r n c s t f e i L i n t o t h e w a ' i : e l"" l l e s t r a i g i r t e i l e c
      i,i_tt, a lert
                        n


                               anc iiej.d,3r:io
                                               e g a i l r s t h i . s t e i r c l e r f . a - c e . i i c : ;t a . r t e d b a c k w i t h a

                                                               the plank"                  I{e itaii iost. }ris last
                                                                                                                                ijir
                                                                                                                          irit:n11.

hfr   i t i s s a i l o : - f r i . e n d i { B S i - i , . : J , p i n g. t * p t u n e i
      but pray, like t;''c old:;ailol
                                                                        i
                                                                        said.
                                                                                              Titere l/'1: ilotninr; tc do


      , , 1 1 : i y s r + e 1 1 t a r , , : e. / c u i ' ; n e d i c i n e r                                        tiie sailor                saiC '           iji1ly
                    a                                                                        .iai'die r "                                                          IJe
      o p e i r e , ih i s m o u t i i i l , p r o t : = !                          atnCdoxn ivent a nasty tiit'pilf'
                                                                        i:efore he kneti it, was in i:'is mouth'                                                   lie
      hac. s-y!'aiIor*edit alrnbst
                                                                                          to rirsgorge tlt. bitter                                tliing'
       cliol:eo and sputtert:c and tried
      Ile lia,.ihardi;                         got hi:,,           tlreatii again.ivhen ine bcia:'* on r+irich ire
      ,nas sit'r:ng                      i r u l - ie r i , e d f r c i , t , - t t - t d " r h i n a n r i d o i . ' n f t e w c n I r I l ' t ' o t h e
       black rtepths of tirc i:t1k.                                               Fighting,             he caflltlull to tlte top only
                                                                                                                    'f
       . ; , oi i e p , r r t . ' , " a                 3!iain by 1 l-raiTy-i}ancl-.                                   lre t t:i i'ti t ime down an(1
                                             "l{-)wn,
       he Lircugilt liepT.une iiaO hin f or surc -                                                        The ne r:t ti'rins he kne'u ' his
                                                                                                                                                       'to.get
        sailcr             friend iias pountling his back and ccuDling hi*:n up
        tlie \iater olrt or hirn.                                      ] l , v " t h e t i ; n e ! i i s e y e s i r a d q i - r i t ! i l r i 3 r ' c i - n ; ia i r d
        iris e:ir) ha.L qlrli ririgi:rgr;illotltcr                                                  y o u J l g s t - e rw a S a s t r i C e t l : ( ;
                                                                                                                                               It diJn't
        piaiik uvi.lt the \,:t('t'i,,r'lI aliii Bil-Ly-was fc;t'grlttei-r.-
                                                                                                                                                     l ' i c r vt i i e
        t l i l . : e l r t r : . il o i i l ; t c . , l r l u l ' t 1 , , ) r J t i . i h a t i r a . i f r a ; ; 1 ; u t i e Jt c i i i l i i -
                                                ,it },il r'      ic I i{lv           illrd      }ie      co,l'l ,.t it.tve                ;-1s i'ltttch fuil     i::    t-itt'
        joi.i:   1{ri:. oir          ilr.,
        n e -v: Lr; i'i"
              1.

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             ii*-, v.l)(,..rir-::ii;tli ,          , r t ' ; .i - i : i i : t l r , - i t i I ; - c o ! ' i i t ) a n i c C t t i i i s
         ' irr'i    rii-J ,i i       i, l.'"t
                                                           i-.
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                                                                                             1 i ,
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'lJre
        n e x t m o r ni n g t h e l l i l s s e n g e r s l o c k e t l o u t o n l e a < i e n s k i e s .            A
h e a v 1 . w i n d t i a s i : t r c w i n g , h u g c l . i . e v e sl a s h e d t h e v e s s e l h a r d e n o u g h
to si;.t it t'-: pi":ces. Dishes in tire cupboarris fell from their
grooves and rcllec in broken pieces over the floor.                                                      The tossits
and rolling o f the ship was d.readful,                                        I t m a d e 'B i 1 1 y s i c k o a r i d h e
1ry in his birnk too i1i to care rnuchabout anything.                                                     lfhat hras
w o r s e t h a n j r i s o l f i r i - l l r l e s s w a s t h e f a c t t h a t - i r j . s t n o + ' h e rw a s i i 1 ,
too.        S h e l a y r . r i t h p a l . r : , c l o s e d e y e $ , i n h e r b u n k a c ji ' o s s f r o n t h i s .
'Ihc
     captain we;rt past t.irecaoin Cocrs shcuting at the 1ol oi. i:is
)ung,; so he coulci i;* heard ai;ov,; the storrn. "'i'r) tire ho1d,! he
                                                                   "
waS crying, "t,J tl:r: bcttotn or ine Sirip. Evei-y man, wonan iind
chiid to the hol-d!"

liis. '.'cice ri.IS :iroxned .i.irt;ie i'oar of t.he st':.rrrn. i)icil took tsi11y
in his arms, his father carried hrs nrother, the big sisters
helped tI:e iittle       girls.    Soon, they w€r'c: irudtlled vrith the rest
of the passe;rger-s-into the sne1ly dtirk.
                          -

t]uickl.,'tss             i t i . i r , i t r i ]t i r e s t o r i : r w a s o \ ' r r ' .
                                                        ,                                       l'j-r€ sirip qlrive::erJ artcl.
l a y : . . t i . 1 1 - , l t l i . l t t r : ; tr j t l h e r s i C e i ; : t . h e i l r e t - ' r r - g 1 a s s s u t ' f a c e o f t h e
sea.
                                                                                                ' * A l t c l . h a tf s a
"Jt's  a c:rlmi" the capt;rin tsld the p;issengers.                                                         t
baliv  L o t w L l f - : i , trh ; t i : t . h e s t o r r n , t h e s n i i r l : ; l i s t j.ng, she is.               Sltxf                                                                    f
cluiet down irerc in ihe irol'l and wetve a ciiatice" Start nrilii*t                                                                                                                              lt
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ;
irround ;ncl ..lolii:i';i,'rl-1 aI: ilr.).'n
                              -'                                                                                                                           'l-irere
i l i
I i I . J
            -
                 W{.i i'1.; S        \V i' -i' r.   s ir;r _r.
                                                            ll      b ir t. i r i s       voicc ?Jascaln ancl oetcrinined.
i..r3:i           iL rilUI'in11I 'i.,: agf i'lement                            j - t * o i i i t h e 6 r t . ' ) ; l 1 ec r o \ { i 1 c r l i n t c tire shipr5
irol            ri.    ,\i  tirat,     tliei'   tiei'e                         i i i ; r . 1t o s t i l y ' s t i l l          i;r one place and
il  !\
i l \ r :
         f
                  De t:rSSr: il. ltbor;t      lilit:                         t i i r , i ii. ii n l l ) rl t t ' r ' e l s ,

Oit'*t'             |   : l ? '                                  t i r t s r i i i ' s t . o p p e ' ; i , d j 1 I ' ' i r c r ' ; . r l t) . r r ; e r : I i ; . r t - i , : 1 " ,
! ., t t t
i     L] L       t i-i c'                                        for hi;ir as it was for e"vervone.                                               Iie loc,ke rt,
                   (1   L
                                                             ' . v h ow 3 : s o i l l           a n t l . i r l , , ; i t e a r t w i . r s : . , ,r ci .
tti'ri)\'
                   Cilil                                                          ili1il'                        a : - ; i . r : . rti   i L}r.


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                                                          tc' i,r.',trrj.ct.                                   slrip is lying                     3 1 1 : 1 ot : o r i i t s                  :t
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                                                        . , - : s i r . l , - Jf : r r - t o u : t . . ' s i t l c t . l C s i t t i '            i:i.r' :irill'.                  i:,t.r
                                                                                                                                                                                             J.
                                                                         l
                                                      i r r - i i t , .p l r i i , c a s u r u c i : l i s h ( , ' c a l i . "

                                        :l,ri'. trii' peoplr' ',.;;ti.tetl iioninpl ;rrrd irr:l)-1ng.
                                                                                                    ,                                                            (;li the
                                           ji iiiilr:              r v i n . i i * . a i ' n { irt r f r o n i i . l r e s o l t t i i : i l t d r r r f i l , , : c l t n u
                                    r i . , * ' r ' r ri t i L e w : i l c r - ,              it      g r - c l r { : - , t r o n g c r - i i i r r - ls t r o r i i l e r .
                                      ' ( i > i r i - ' p , ; r t or p 1 ; i 1 ' a b o u t t h ' : - ; i i i 1 ; , t h e n 1 i 5 ; p 1 e r o n e s
                                                                  '
                                                                                tregan to foan etlainst
:;iielleii                         f iui'l-ri il';rl Sea                                                                                  the ol-cl.,'es:;e1.
SJ,ow)y',                           i Tig,rtr:'o it:;ei ft.                                It     began io move !                         A 1r.r:t'; chee'r f rciri
tire :an                            ' ; r , r i l , i C r r - ; r t i . r " r ' i - t ii r e p a s s e n g e r s
                                                                                    r                                        tiie ciangcr liaC pa:;secl.

"ir,e!it                    : - a i i ; 1 : ' e ; : i i i l i , "                                ;
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                                                                                      V




                                                                                         5'J
" Y o u c a n c o m e u p n o r , t r ,f o l k s .     Comerrght irlr to your cabins.
G 1 o r y b e! "    T h e c a pt . a i ; i v { a s r u n n i n g i n a l 1 d i r e c t i o n s s h o u t i n g
it.     Everycne laughe*t and clieerecir*itli the sailors ti11 the ship
rang with the sou;rd csf it.                       Eiliyts       fat,her carried his mother
up che stairs, with Bll1y wobbling up beiriiid him.                                          Dick brought
the littie        s i s t € T , a n d .t h e b i g s i s t e r s l o o k e d a f t e r t h e m s e l v i s .
In j ust no time at aLl , everyosiewas out of the dark ill-ventilated
hold.      Peter cane to find Bi11.,vatrd together they r^rent up on deck
                                                           *
to see if they could find their sailor friend,                                        He iaw them coming
and waved his arm out over the water.
' o A y " ,a n d i t t s l a n d y e r l l b e s e e i n g s o o n i A n d n o t f a r o f f r "
                                                                                                         he
s a i d . ' r ft I s s o o n y e | 1 1 b e f e . e l i n f t i r e s o i . i d e a r t h u n d e r y e r f e e t
and be smellint something besides salt spra'/and boilirrt split
p e a s a n d f r y i n g r b a c o n ."

"The iirst                            thing           I want                       a          fresh,              c'c1ci dri.rrk        ot     'ri3t€Trtt   said
Bi1ly.

"Ayen you t^ionrt have to :;iir the water in Anierica to get air inta
it and tlie stink out of it.          in america, the water comes from
mountaln streams of snow. trtfs a grand pla':e.                            itd be stoppint
there rnyself if  I c o u l d t a k e o l c i E n g l a n . d a l o t r g w i t h r n e ."

          f ew clal's latei,          a far-of                                  t s p e u r . u * g 3 r , t , r i { r ' o v Ji n t o               what     at
 f 1
i l       : s t s e e n i e c lt o b e a d a r k                                clouc.i" It gruw enri iJrew.

"l,ANl)!!!!"
'l'he
              shout             went         uD frorn st,em ti:                                    stern.

"LA,^ilj: I.Al',lD! LANI;!"

                                                          Bill;'           shoutcrl. it!                             Evcryoiie siioittcd             it !

"[i1ory' be!"                          tiie ol<] cantain                                              w
                                                                                        shoute<i ar;..1 iped lLi:, a),es on                                 tl-re bacil
itr:llis               h;-'nil               ",u'.)tve niaile                   the            i.:irri         o$itiir!"

it        r , ' S S u . i i r , i , - rci f   -    186i1 thut                       founci tiie Princu          f a r ; ii 1 l '    ili     Boston.       ilut
t - i - . e ' , ', - i i . 1 l l r . i, : t i , r ' 1 O n g .                Perhltps         i;rily                                    ,
                                                                                                     l O n q e t i o i i l l : t i - , -1 ' t h e inOtite r tO
          'l'-                                                                                       (:rrn.titi r:c,i i .;lr r IICV .
I t:,           :l lid       t r: i r i r i l . c f ) i - L ' I ) a r a t i o i - t s
                                  )                                                     rtt,I' tllc

'l
 l l t . L o r I : r i : i i , n c f l a n J i i r g a n J i i i e e v c n t s I r i . r t t t , i rr)tvi:i.l were                1ii.e      J
              ,
Jl-c';;,to Eiilv.                           "irril rnissiltg things!"            i r e w a i l r . . . ,. i     "Tf I trrln T.)
ii,r:1. ,ri oite s r de, i ni ss sce tng wiilt's                                 o r l I i . c o I li .' l- o Iie .             l.rto 1.. ii t
itit't., li           i , r r i 1 . 1i r i l s !
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8ut soiirehor.rtl\ey got locat€d and lJillr' ccu:-.i -fili.1 lris way around
                     ,
and j-n anJ out of :r good nr::yp)ac.'rs.                    I i i s i r i t h c l w ; L : , f ' , r lI c i L , r : - i t ' , c s s
C.rtti:l' i r : J r . i L , r 't h c ' r r j p , r c : : i .

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                                                                                                       clearlng of
' , ' i { c} r l v e t o g p i r , e s t w h e r e l a n t t i s t o b e i r a c i f o r t h e
    it.Theent.iIe..,*o**yishea.Jedtiratir'a1l'tt
                                                                                                                     n Algoa'
                                                        } t e s o 1 0 a 1 r . 0 u r o x e n a n d 1 ' r r i r B o ni s
    , , i _ { o w r i r r . . y r eg e t t h e r e ?
                  v
                                                                        ;;;r    all our se:'vants              in Africa""
   lr,ho,1r oorii-tfie rani"io.- "il--ij;
                                                                                                                                   it
    , , , , , , ,1 1 r , u y m o r e , , . x - . ea n i * n ' a g o n sa n d w e ' l - l w o r k t h e L a n c o u * u l v e ' s '
                 e,                               n                                                                                                                                                                      i&

                                                                                                   Bi'rti' ;rsked a                                                                                                      li
  ,,h,i1r you be afraid                                         to rj.de on the t-;-airr,hlother?"                                                                                                                       rt
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         lil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ) !

  I ittle later.                                                                                                                                                                                                         r.!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ii
                                              yotl         see         f tvi'          been ilIl trajns                          before.                l\/iIi            )'otl be                                        i i
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         .-l

  "f        think             notr
   afraid,                 BiliY?"
                                              t
   "Not           if       You          ar,'jn t 'tt

   .i.heya1j-enio),ectlretrainridEVeii.liiticit.

   , , S m e 1 1h e w i n d !                               ltrs           as fresh a$ rainr"                                    BiIly         sai-d'
               t
                                                                                                        't)pper        without            bei'i1          hot               at            all'"
   ,,A)-So, *;fre Siln is                                   as       bright                   as
   iri. nother remindec hirn'
      s
                                                                                                                                                                                     in
   , , , , o ' 1 d n rt w a r n e e s e y e s p o p i f h e c c ' - r - r l s e e a 1 r t h e s i g h t s
   America?" Bi.ily saj'ciwistfull)"

    "ArLr 1{e Anericans                                     l-ltlh', l'!otiter'?"

    ,,.,{r:lI                                                         tc-r be i't: i-t' a cef tain    tttrmi-ref iif ve aTS'
                           e;{act1r. .                   ii:e ha'e
               , rt.t                                                                            citizenship        antl
                                                             i:hen ,u'e wilL    '-re granted
    a r r d p r o r / e c ' " r . . l1 ^ , y . a l t y ,
                                     i,
    l,e qi.'*tt iiatrrral.i zation                             Pa;it'r:;'

                                                                               llncle John
    Ritlv    t-hourlit  for a mlnute   ilils lht'li :;ai"-1 "'l'iiatr:; ivllat
                                                          ,
                                  to i)e Dn Americr;',      tO   rerrL'lriber the quecn
    tr,1ti rilc in ni.s ieiter,
    irill. be i1n Atiieliclrl.t."
                                                                                                                 t i l S ; : ; ( ' ) t - l i 'iil i ' " t : f i n f 1 a t t l D l i t S '
                                                                                l1t'efi'.tll'
    J : ; . t t ; i l - 1 - . i , U t r ^ : ; i i r e C r . - r l l l ')i ii lrie Y j - . 0 , . : " l i C
                        ,
                                                                                                   was ii i gir- and . r'o1i irr ,1 with                                 rnllcl"
    1 . i : 1 t ; ; e i l c e , i . . i e - , b i - k :; r , '
       o                                              a                            r
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    jji..-..ntitt-\.b;ol:t; otrt .,r,r,,ll ihe
                                                                                                 crr.Je brr'ch at be'st' tlpon their'
    < . i o v ; 't h e w r a L h a i t i i e s a i i " r ' r , - "
                                                                                          ancl faciiities                                for clispcsal of
    l i r : , i r : , . l - f r t :l a c k o f s a n i t a t r o n
                                    'r!iC .clttt,jLiUl: tfi'ifig                              tl -:;ay tir''l leaSt '                                    I:OfCt:cilr*
    \r3.'it,: ;t-i3.i{''
                                                                                                    ' - i i s g r L l i l t ' 1 t : l 't 1 o v e r \ { o r k e c l s a i l o r " ;
     i o l t t - . i i t t c i l r r i l r L t n 3 s 5 : i l i l ! ' e r ' '' i l " t
                                                                                                                                    i + ] t o w C rl r - ' n ( ) l ) t t O o
    r;r:lltt,t thr if                     :::,iPen ort tirt inpiSir 'Ollil[]StCr:r
                                                                                                                                                               the saiiors
     , j j s c r C , : . t i n ; n i , :, i ; a f f i - i c t i l i i . t n c i                  [)tlrJroseiY iri]fli(lVatercl


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                     i " ; i ; so u             '           ii o ^ ;;
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                                                                                      . i f          a m                                 u n b e a r ia l ; I g               for              ti]grn
       one s ix                                 iriant
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       : i ' ; ; r l = ; " ; i o 't ' l ; t l . * " L r n e                              tire'i' feareii hinr
       i;.i"1',"";i;^'lc;;ri..^orr iio 1o:;s to tirl chil.'.1icni-or
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                                                                                                   )1.
partial                                               cessaticn                                              of        a L , r t s i v e i a n p u i l l r r ]a g r i n s t         thei:.'prcipiret.Ioseph
Sni.tn.

Arriving in Florence tire inrigrants fes teri anrl completed their pre-
Darations for the long trek across the plains.                                       There were four
hutrirei persons, j:ifi;y-five (55) wagons,                                    .iiundred and fifteen
( 15) oren'and seventy-one (71) cows. Fiillyts fat,her had always
h a d m o n e , r t' o b u y n e c e s s i t i t i e s    and many cf t.ire ccnforts of life,
h e n c e l i e r n a d e a d e q u a t e p u r c h a s e s o f i = o o , r n a c hn e r ( ' y a n d t o o I s a n d
                                                                      c           i
household needs - enough to meet their needs in tfie new location
in Sal t l"ake Val"ley.

B i l f y w a s i i n x i o u s f o r t h e m t o b e i l n t h e i r w a y a n d & : K B i i .h i s                                                                                                                        f ather
when they would be ready to stert across the iria j-lls.

"Sootr, now. f ',vant to buy a rniich cow d;til a present                                                                                                                                               for        ycul'
notlier aird then ile|11 be reaCy to go."

    "l'{othe:'loves D-resents, is tfiis                                                                                                         one a secl'ei:?"

    " W e l 1, n c t                                                  exact i y.                                       f ' ct s a s u r p r i s e ,             ho',{L.ver, a brand                           new cook
                                               tt
    s tovg                                 .


    "Stove !                                               You mean bake oven l ike h'e iiad in Af ri.ca?"
           '|his
    "No.         i:t a new inverition"     It is a square, iron                                                                                                                                         box on legs;
    it hari a frinr'y li.ttle chiirrriey cal-.iecia stove pipe. "

    "And what e1se?"

    "f                dontt jilst knuw, myseif .                                                                                       f{ow woitiil              r'oti likr             t r r , ! { ow i t h           me to
    l;tly                         j t.?"


    "Alr..'.tiie
            i                                              coiv,                      tclo?"




                  ev bt'iught ihe :;tc;ve first.     Ilili7 w L t s , . i i : ; . t i ) r ) r ) t n t e r lrL l! -r . .l ' tL- l : r l i a : - ;
                   ;iiaii.    \rtt a gran.l big c\/cn lixe    i . c i v a : i i l : t € t L t o J v. )' ;- r l L rr r) 5r r.
                                                                                                        q                              I ) r ' r
                                                                                                                                       l J u L

                   ,-tlirid be take,r iir the liagoit and tl,at v,'ds a                                    r r . r r . r l t. n i. t ^ ,r , ! .
                                                                                                                                   , ,
                                                                                       ilret*u,'
                   ..iicir't 1o'ok iikr: much of ii ilresent to Bi11v.

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                                                                      i . i i I ' . . r , sb e t t c r " "




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,\-i'ier thr- i)ti1-ch.istl of                                                   tire I:e!.i -t1,ctve, Ililir'       ;iitt1 iti>          iat,lier              walkeC
Il."St                                 it           j , r ( .rr . i . . ) i . ,v' ; ; t r r i ( :
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                  \   ^       v    l   .                   .^i.irclliel itcifer,      thc    iX.irt-t r-,';;iic-.r t.,i- t;,,' ,):lc :lir,.'\rr3l>
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      ,,'l'irc),,refre spitti:igt inage of
                  t                                                                                                   eacii otitcr,                                   roll.                    ItIl           bet tirose
      jers-ey ircifers are twins""

      Leaping over the f ence on tile i.npulse of the moment, he rsalked
                                                           i
      torr'ard the woman. Bi1li' fol lowetl in eager curi"Osty.

      Their approach startled                    the \roman. She arose frorn the stor:L and
      ,tooa *yLi"g the              intruders, colrlily lliting                    fo-t an explalat19n.
      gitry's'fatfier           at    once nade ]:er an cffer tor the cows" At first,
      she iaid they were not fcr sare but the pricg i:tt:rested her and'
      she invited irirn to cone up to the house and talk to lter father.
      T h i r t y m i n u t e s l a t e r B i l - 1 y a n d h i s f a t i i e r , e a c h v r j " t i ra h a l t e r i n
      hanci, 1ed the pri ze heif ers out of the irr€3dow.
      ,,1\efIIhitch them on Iead of l{ot}rertswagoflr"BiLlyts father said.

      L a t e i n t i r e s i i n t n e r t h e f a m i 1 y b e g r r n t i r e t r i p - a L : r o s st h e p l a i n s .
      T h e i r o u t f : - t s w e r e s t r o n g a n i i g o o e .i                                         o
                                                                                      f i r e y l - r a d't lyh e s e
      yot." of oxen beside-ctire iittie                                  jers_ey cows.                                littIe cows
      frrnished rn:.lk for the farnily throughout                                              tlie entire journey.
      i : . , . , e r I i g h t 3 i r . crl i i o l i l i n g i t y u u B i . 1 I y ' 5 : io b t c ' n i i k
                      n                                                                                              the cows so
      the                    f u*iry       ctluiil      l i a ' u ' i :n i i t ' :         fc;r                 slri)tler illrrl llro;lkf;ist '

      T'he captain of t-ire ccnpany tiie Prince f amily travel ed with was a
      n r a n n a r n e c iH o o p e r a c c o r d i n - g t o t h e ; r r o s t o b t a i n a b l e                         informatj"on.
      At night the t,.agonsvrere formecl into a cii'cle,                                                               front wheels
      t o u c h f r r g h i n c l r . , ' i l e e l so f t h e w a g o n a h e a t i , w a g o l t t o n g u e s i n s i d e t h e
      circl_e.          This w:is tiie inetiroil uscil t,)" all the conpanies crossing
      the plain-s ancl founC to be tir,- t';:,st irrof-.ection against tire Inciians
      ancl wita aniinals.                        i:ven'c)ric iii tire rompatl)' '.'xcept very sma1l
      chiidren ancl Biil\''s                         l n o t l i e r ' , . , ' u l - k ci .- r' r e : ; i d e i l e i r w a g o n s .
                                                                                                            t                         ililiyts
      ;'irrtiter was nct al,i,-rwedto w;r1k                                         si ni3le step iltrring the long
                                                                                                                 (1


      tr,,:I. across the plains,                                  T'iris              pr',:rbabiv cltte to t.he fact clf her
                                                                                                             i'r il       )


                 Ireal th :tncl that                 t i i t ' ' - \ { e r c :-,o \ . , ' . - r l le q u j i l p r : 1 1 t h a t it was not.
      f)oor
      I)tCi.-.;Sar',' i^l-;i'hr-:r i.o i1(r I,o.
t,,
v
?      , J l e I ' e [ ] , i ' ? f e i v I t ; i c t : s C [ : i ] r ' - ' i - t ' li l t i : t i t t '                                                                                     Ii i t I )' t s nr o1'-r '. 'l^ ! S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I
                         'l-i.;i                                                                                                                                                          lrr' ]rer lre;rrrliil.
       i i ie .                  i     : ; i t c ' i i I : : i l t g t ; l t i e i " ' r )l r 3 n
       c i , : t t ht n : l a l r, ' l a p t r , . ' i l r a i r c t .         Sitr-r                                                                                       p r o u o r { c n r a n. 5 l of t
       L
           :

               I   - {c i r r l . . i u t , ' t " t o i r , . , : , h o r t l t1 ,l l-:
                         !
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                                 l .
                                                                                                        I                                                                            coileri a:i was
       i i l r : f a : ;i i i o : t i r i t i r c i l ; i t ' .            iltr c i o t i r i                                                                                                      str,,'Ig antl
       'reeut
                    i f rri 1r. i ' r t t e t 1 .

                                                           .i
                                                       -ir,it irr;r t"I Ls lrs i ir3t i;r irtr'
. ' 1 r ' r , : ; r i i 1s ; i : i r i i i ' . i i
                        r r                                                                                                             ltir'lhooci s)lt wii: 3
      ]lril          irr rii,i i.I)l: to otl:'                    l i l ' - : i i i ' ] {r : i t i t i ' I ( r l l - : t l i : l ' , i 1 1 ' o f _ L n g ) i i ; r J ' S i r r :
                                                                                          'r
      i i a : ; : r r i { | i e t . , i i e t e r l t i l i c . l , : l 1 i l r j : i t s e v e r ' e ! i ' ) l ] l i i l t: l x c e P t f o r : r            fitt' :;enst
      of hrrmcr anr'l the                             1r.'e crf a i:oo,l ritori'.                                 liO: t'ves wel'e broHir 3lr.l
      . - : x n r e s s i 1 i r . i r e - : i t a r t c l s ; l e n d . . - ' : .l t l i t i g r a c c i u l '                    Sht' w3s uttei'i)                   u):i-lr'
      fr,l the              j r l r i l : ; l rl : r . o f c . l c n r : e r I i i c ,                  I t ue" iortull:ltc                       that he; ill:sband
     wrs proyiiicnt c::ottghl'r Ijrotr'ci iler fron its r-igors.                                                                                    l,it:1e is
                                                                                       ' th a i s l i e H a s a l I g f ? + r an a n c l r e a r e i l i ; r
      knowi of )tcr ;;iilhootl                                 I'xccpl
       1.l-re irc'tne o f h e : -                     ; l r - t t ] ' r-'-.-{' ' : , t l ( - . o : . i C .
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       t h e i" l ; t -t' i-' r ' '
                l             -    surr0utri-tirig uLir ancestors.
                                       ,
                                                                                                                         Perirtl;s her clcscendailt."i
       shali      i : I ' r r , hn J r a a i . , c i : L t i l i s i 1 a r r d m r r t h e r t h . t ; t e v e n h e r " o w l l c h i i ' , i r n
                                                                                    r
       l.irerr. The gr;-i;-of                                                                                                                                                d
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       t n a t : ; h e t c ,l , ' r     , - i t , - : , e1 f t t ' o i ; r - i ; 1 1 ' , t, l i a t i r a p D f i t c d - I n : ' n g l a n c i a t t l t e
                                                        ,
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                  4fftey :;tood, a .littlc                            in ai^i: cf irer fo tlre ttnrt: of irer tleatlr.                                    I)y
                    education s"1ei{i]s F.intirej.y unfitte.,t ior har',JUork about the housc.
                    cr to weave eni:,pirr                              a : ; c t i r e r i ; i o n i - r irr w o i n a n t i . 1 .          Because of tire
                    s t a t e o f h e r l - : e a l t i r s l r c r . . / a ss r r i f l . i c i J f r o r n e v e r y p o s s i b i e               harclsirip
                    t h , : t . c c t . : l d b e i ; ' ' J c i i , j e di n s u c h a c l v r : : i : i u r o r ; s : r : 3 t ' i C e r i l t g s .


                        T h r o u g h t h e t r a c i i L e s s r , r a se s o f I ' l e b r a s k a a n c l 0 k l a h o m a w h e r e h e r d s
                                                                        t
                        of buf"falo roanert end tribes                       o f lro.st,i1e savages harassed the
                        venttrresome trail                 blazers        and pioneers            the companyt s clust covered
                        wagans crawled.                  One day as they ploddetJ al-cng the north bank of
                        t i - r e I ) 1 a t t R i v e r a q u i c k c c m m a n c li ; o i r a l t s t ; r r t l e c l t h e t r a i n .

                        Lclokilg aheacrnthey coulC see a big buff.ai* orrll !reaciing straigirt
                        for themat right                    ;ngles to che irai,"cing ilrj,irl .                                  'l'he
                                                                                                                                           plairls were
                        criss-crclssecl Lr;' oi'1 buffalo                            i:'aii.s:o soirrerimes trvo ?i:et deep in
                        the sano.            I n o i l s c f t i r e s e t J r e i : u t - : a . ! . , r) c ; r e i l t ) l i n d l y "             The irfuirr:;*
                        men knew that ni:titing wor-ridtu;';i ti:si buii                                               frc;m his cilurse an,-i
                        that if tirey irad continr-reiJ tc ini.,ve fcn+.:ri:ri, i'ie wculd have hi.t the
                        t r a i n b r o a d s i i l e i . n c l w a g o n c r r l J i { a g o i l, i r c w o u l c i i i a v e g o n e t h r o u i l h .
                        iielice, the orcltr to halt,                             I*tt-lig         hiin cr'fss the trail                            aiieaclr;f-
                        th':, train.            4t _!"        g ; l l o p , e d D y , i r e a d L c . r ' .l ;ce , n o s t r i l s
                                                                                                                   d                               distencieci,
                        tail waving defiantiy                          a haii oi: bu.l-lets ijcppet-ed:irounC hrm ;rrid
                        iltlo his hi.de.                 B u c h r s c o u i ' j r . ' \ t i i : ; r : . oI n c t ' , .a i t e r . : , . 1 t l i a n i f t l r e
                                                                                                                       .
         iff
         -r*            bul-let- haci bei--nso ntan')r -l j.cs"                                  rj tiie i:rrder-s on lrorseback gavc
         "tfs
          6.It          c l , a s e , h e i r l u l r g e t l j n t o " [ i i i : P 1 a t t . L r r ] ts w ; i n f u r i o u s l y
                                                                                                         i                                    to tire clther
           srrl
         .fii{          bank, safe frcm pursuit
         Hi{
         lil
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         a.1            Buffalo neat cliied over tire fire                                       a l t d S Q C r , c , . i1- i a S r n o s t n l t i t t i : r . ' l
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         ut
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                                     -riiirr ade in a htrrried eff*rt
                                              n                                               to repair tlre
that night so canp
darnage.
                                                                        t,he womenc}imbed inta .he
I { h e n t h e r i v e r s h a d t o b e f o r d e d a l li h " l i r , ' , ' s i ; : ; u lr i t i e t h e i r c l o t h e s
                                                                   t
w a g o n s.     oxen are good swimmeril
                                                                                       and be ferriec over '
on to        their shoulders, get, an 0:{ by- the tair.
T h i s 1 . r a su i r r n y , , g o o d i " i f c : ' t i r e r n .   sclnretines, rs thc' traili
                                                                                                     wor* out oxen
;;;.*"aLa,            t h b y 6 v e r t o o k ! r a F l l r e r s a u w ot.r a d e c r t i i e i : :
                                                                    *
                                                                      nd
                                                                              But as tiie weal'y c]a1's
 f o r f r e s h o n e s , t r a d i n g t h r c , e f o,rc o'
went by                  uo'1itt1e t't"ppengc                       break th. strai;t, it became
                                                                                     yet tire'/ never faiter^ed'
 increasingry *.rcr t. go ibr*;lrd chcerfulry.
                "na

                                                               t,':l.l,king a1t:n{ bulning sands that one
B i l i . y h a d b e c o i l ' ! 3 s o t i r e { i . o 'f u r i o l                                                                   -
da)' he pretenc!e'-1 to ha\re a                                      e n t I e o t i : ic i l e a n d w a s g i v e n . p e r
                                                                          his motirer and iittle                           sisrel's'
missiotr tc rjce in th ; t^;a{on itn                           w
                                                                                        out and pi.ayecl s ick, bgi
F o r a f e w m i l e s h e , : ' ra t e f r i l l y s t r e t c h e c l
                                                                                                energy got the best
g e t t i n g r e s t e d a n d a lct cooier his naf-ura],
o f h i s j r r d g e n r i t . - i : o. i . t t i n g             his ireadacire, he soon irad the chi'1dren
                                                                                                     Notl':iirrg is"1y, his
                                                                                                                       w
crying        a t r d i r j - : ; : l o ih e r 5 , . x e , l i i i E e a r s s o u n r l i y .
                                                                              now iliJ.iy.            ) ' c L ui l l a ) ' w a l i ' : t f r e
f a t h e r s a i d , " f ! l , L i e s so r r ; i i " e w e i 1 ,
                                               /
rest of ti:t: wa)"."
                                                                              out         of      thc        w a g o n l - - ] r ' i n k i ; i gw h a t               iI
 Bi.J.1y grinneci:it'iC clanbererl
 ninny he had irt--'en'
                                                                                                                                                wa,"*
 stil       foil:wi*g              t h e c r u r s e < i f t i r e p l a t t - R l -' t h.e f- t h e r n a u c i i r e j - r
                                                                                                      ,r : r
                                                                                                                 lrld!1e6     aionq'
 tolilrii      i : t . i , a I ' t t n i e , l f ) ' o i l i : r ; -. 1 0 i l e c i i f i l : ' ;
                                                                                                                 ttnrler a biit liL'e
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 s c - l n e i t h e o l c l ' : : i ' t r t t v - c i ' i t e . o m pre ii c y ' g i i t l : e r e r l
            o                                         =                   ' i
                                         in r,iiil nrrr:;.
                                                      s                               , n 6 t i t ' i r e c l i r i I l Y t o c u l r i ( -;ri n c i
 a*d were talkilg
 joi'       ilien.        l i e w a s i ; i a d t " i t a v e , u i , " . , , . t . l i i n tg i l o s o i t e h u r r i e d
                                                                                                         c
 ovet- t-o th,,' t:-ee.
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                                         r                                                            iljlti ilt' '|\.i5 aiiriotts                        tci :'f-lc tii)ilt
  r..iis ii: tili,trt-f:.                                  Some of tire                      br-rys ,-'l,i:,rilri u1l-and tcol- tirr: i-reads,
                                                                                                t ' r r a t . i l r i . . j l - ) ( t e I l1 c i . t i o r    the ilriiian
  _i  r w , : 1 , - ) . , r . u r s : , r , r i lo t h e : . t t r i l r g s                                         'l
                                                                                          il rtlu:iil .                  llf:l'\{ert',jrr:;t                lii 1-i:r::ct
  tr.; t;ri:r, tc ti..e iiuppv fiunting
  of ii.1 i,.1iir;l th..' splr-ts
                v                                                         w l r r : n t l i e l ' r t ' c ' i ' i r l t : : c o v t - ' r c d t - - ) "t i t e ' c o r i i l a l l r ' ' s
  Clii;iaili WfiC fOlil' ilaCi.                                        t'.r :;Ce rvirat \{il! ;'()jlli; ()i}"




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, r t rt t i o u g h t s o ! " n e c r j e u . "You rascals get:a1ong with you.
inorens clcntt like tfieir burial grounclsbot,hcrcd any more than
w e d o . } J o wy o u i c i d s h i t t h e g r i t . "

tsilly knew what hit the grit mesnt - t.hat it i:r€ort to start
running down the road which the y ,a11gtlrteo   to do as soon as
they irIA replaced everything as tlrey-ha,i found it,.  Sonething
was aLways h"ppening tb spoil. their fun.    Darn the captain ,
ailyway .

A s t h e y n e a r e d F t . L a r a r n i e t h c y -o v e r t o : I a b a n d o f s o m e t h o u s a n c l
or *orb Cheyenne indians on their wa,yto the fr:rt for their allot-
nent of provisions and governrnentsuiri-1ies. i:or thre,e days tliese
I n C i a n s i r a v e L e c i b e s i d e t h e v , * a i J otn a i n , t h e n t o o k o f f i n a n o t h e r
                                                                          r
clirection            aird were seen no no:c much to th,,- satisfaciion                                          of ti.r:
ccmpany          as their 0{igging and steal.i.ngw1s most antloying. - They
dared not nake then angry so were forced to give ortt tireir precious
a ; r d ,f a s t , l w i n c l L n g s u f p l i e s .
                               i                               But to Billy and the boys j-t wo:i
a b r e a k i n t h e r i l c n o t o n yo f t h e l o n g h o t d a y s . T h e y n e v e r i i r e u o f
k i a t c h i n g t h e m i : o 1 *L o s t i n t e r e s t          i l i t l t e w a y -t [ 9 I c a r r i e d t h e i r
belongiigs rvith them. They clrried their bedditg_ and lupplies
o n t r + 5 1 5 n g ;p o 1 e s t i e d t o e i t h * r ' s i d e o f t h e s a d d l e ' t h e o F P o s t e              i
e:rds left Io^,il.ag iirc ground. Across these poles                                                 were IaceC thorigs
t o w h i c h a n l i t l r i n i l r v h j , c i it i r e y w i i n t e d t o t a k e a l o n g w a s t i e d .         Black-
e n e c ik e t t l e : a n t l c o i f u e p o r s i a n g l e t i a g a i n s t              one another and made
a n e r i - . . / c i in r h a t I . r a s r i k e i n l r sc t o t h e y o u n g s t 9 T : l I e a r s .
                                                             i                                                     They
W e r e s o r r J * w h c , nt h e l a s t p a n r a t t l e d                  over the hill.

Sci:n after the' t;^l;;rLts deilarteri the train i{as traveling sIeePil;r
r i l o i t q , e a c h i n i r - i . : -o i , ' i l s i i ' a 1 1 [ : ] r o u p , w i i c n u p a h e i i c a s h o u t o f
llugfitr-'r wenl. iil)"

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s lic u t r ,' i l i i i i I                                                                              iie shooil wrti: Iaughter'.                                                                                "irive aCTes r-ll
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i,f Salt                 i,ake irarl fcirnci thenselves                                   bti.l-tl.:ncli                               iicocls trnci',icrti lui
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(jtrr-rr). To lirihtei:                                   thcir         loacis ancl nrl.i, it                       I)o:sitricr to rea,--h tirc'i:-
clrsti.nat iorr thev iracj clioselt a broacl f lat                                                              iir,'l:t lulr.litlcl l-'rrrlecl ;rir:ir,'
r - , t ' t h e i r - r ' i r , . :a, . r t r ' , - r , , S c s s i c n s , a m o n g ' i i c n - i : , u il i t r                        r l f ' - ' ; t i l t t ' r 'i . . ,
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iinutiils ii;r,l i,elr-r Liisc-.crvcuad                                           the      i r r t ' li a t t s : r r t C t ' ; i i , l i ' l .               i,',.cr-r.'tirt ,  :,
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                                                                                        exi:e.rt tlie featircr                                    i,r'ils.
h a c l ' l r c e ; t r - r i . c r ; ' - ' i lr n c i t h c f e a t t r e r s                scilttered                     1-o tlr                  i'crrrr',.,'iirqls.
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              lr1o1.         r v lt r t         th':r'irati been buricil                                                                                              J.:'i,,:1t'y
 trass               alii tlie i'r:utir--rs readilt'acrheT'{'rl                                           to this                   qriiss' and ie;iii:inorl
waving                 j "r t;re rvi-nclt1s thei' seemecl to l^,e aro* i-ng ilt'.'re.

E'i'er-)'tori','Iru.pt J.rinting :rnrl lari1;hi-l:'g at tftc blow:-ttg feather^s                                                                                           Dut
tiie bc1':: were qetil-Ilp il dif f erent      idea about i t,

"Yes, " orlr. of tlir: bigp;er boys; sairt.               "The Inrt j lrits dici it ; i n c t rt i r e r e
\i,BSntt a sc)ui tr: ;toi'r tir,:m.             3ut ive want to tirke a few o1cl InC,ian
beacls and tirings    r i ' i ' r uH e a i 3 t o l d to "irit tir.e grit""

"Do i-ou call tiiat fair,                 Fatirer?"                                         tsi11i' denaintiedn "lVhy fiavellI t
v l e a s i n r i : . hr i g h t to tireir things                                           as they lrave to ours?"

"Orrs.              Billy?"

"iie11-, not                   ours ,           ottt they                d"id belong                    t o ' ; r h i t e r n e n ."
                                                                                                                                   .

" Y e s . a n d t . h e I n o : L a i l sw e r e w r o n g t o : a k e t i r e n . i l o e s i t r n a k e i t
i ' i g i : 1 . t o t a k e r t i i a t d o e s n c t b e l o l l g t o : r o u j u s t b e c . a u s et h e r e 1 S
nc, orre to see?r'

8i111' hunq hrs heaC.    "f !n.sorr,v, Si"i". I. iluess l see it                                                                                               straiglit
nott'. f    .
         r:i1 remember the featirers  for a long tin'ie,"

"Fi,ne, 1ad.  1i lti11 be al.1 the easier to remeinberbecause j.t is sc
fui:ny.  Some of the things t'y which you rve learned ri ght f rom wrclng
have not been so pleasant. l"

.ds the conlpany neared the Rocky hiouni:ain:; they carnpeC one night
near a spot known as Sancly. It rres at- this point that l,ot Srnitn
b u r r i c C . t h e s u p p l y t r a . i n o f . J c f i n s o nI s a r m y , c n r o u t e t o S a l t L a k e
t o e x t . e r m i n a t e t h e I ' i o r m o n s"   The ,letails           of that event are a
matter of history.                           All 'that concerns us here is what t.ook place
v*hi!.e the company was camped thetre.                                   'fhe
                                                                                   raptain gave alt the
boys p*rniss j.on tcr go tc the f arnedsilt:t not far from tireir camp,
There lay the wagon wheels or rather the iron tire:-; uf the burned
wagons in the custoinary circle as the wagons trarl beerr pLaced for
the c{rmpthat f atef ul night.                               Around tire circle of irons tire b,:ys
i { e n t . , s t e p p i . : ; i ;f r o r n p i i e o f r o c k s o n . . : i t h e r s i d e o f t h e n a r r o - ! r '
p a s s t h r o u g n i + i r i c l i J o h n s o n r s a r m y w o u l d h a v e t o p & . : , st o e n t e r t h e
Seli Lake Va1let'. It wai decrciecl that slouId tht arn\r atlvalrce

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       tllrtngT,                                              th(j5e                                                   i.'lr.su                    "
       * e c e s s a : 1 . t o l - r . , , i l : .j s n e t i i o c l o f                                                    defensc:, ttowever! es other' 5e.t-ti-e-
       ;iicrttwas effectcti -

       Such scenes antl evcnts 1{ere of vital                                  interes:              to companies elrtel'-
       i:i5J ihe rlouiltain       retreat.                for the f i.rst. i-ime.                    They told      the st'ory-
       of''hardsirip   a n , i l , ; l l i g { , : r t h r o u g h w i r i c h t h fe r : a i t : t s h a d p a s s e d . a n c o f
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                                                                                        s
       what await;d'Ehen              :-n cheir nei*'hone.                                hartier the-way'-the strong-
       er bec.ame   their      faith              in the eiut(rone of their                          sscri-fice      for the
       sake crf the    chur,:.n they had {rspr.}usei, The campfire                                           scenes would
       soon be ovei-.         The scilg3 they iracl sung aiitl tire hardships                                          Eltgy had
       endured    l+ould socln fad6 into" ihe lrsckground.                                           The boys would
       gather no more buffalo                        chips to l ight - the fires                        for the night "
       The sick and agecl wouid be cared for in the biessecl retreat                                                        far
       froru   their enernies.                 Their prayers isould be ansr*ered.                                  They would
       be ancng the sa int s .                    T h e y w o u l d i - r e i n Zi o n "

       "iiowdy, Fo1ks,                                                       goinI                  sc'lnewhe're?"

       tsiJ.ly heard the strangerts                    voice anil scra;nbled Jcwn fron the b;-lck
       o f t h e $ i a g o n t o s e e " l i r r rw a s t h e r e "   What he saw was a lean, taLl
       rnanon a lean, tal1 horse and thr: irair of both wi:s as black as
       nigirt.      Billyts      t a t n e r a n s w € r , . : : ch e q u e s t i c l .
                                                                 ti
                                                                 I
       t'lVesure  are going somewhere, I{is ter r"- he said. "i e ve been goi-ng
       there for quiIe sJme tine il']vr" l{e'ru headecl stt^aight for that
       va.ll ey down t he re . "
                                                                                                                        -bt;siness?o'
       "Where you frorn?                                                               i ' i i r a t rs y c u r

       Again, BiLly t s f ather answered witir one or iris nicest smiles.                                                  He
l#     saiar-rtWetTe
       settie.
                      f r o n i S t r u t h A f r . i - c : l, a n d - i t ' e r r e l o c l i i l i g f o r : a p i a c e t o
                 This being'r'oui' cotlnli'i', I'iister, I gues:; yourve got a
       r-Lght to ltnowi"

        "You tali.: straigirt-,                                                                i'riend.                Go oIt riowD."

Td     T h e s t r a n g e r s h c r o l i r t : - ; b r a r l o s o f b l a c k h a i ; ' a r - i dr i a v i n g t o t " h c '
H
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       ivagon train                  t o r i l u v e o n f i , : : - , t a i - r e c l c . r ff .
       . r is i ; r i J e i i t r ; h t c J i r i s e i ' e s .     BLI;r srriied lii,'*i:.
                                                                                                  . J t t * ' i t i l l e n f i e . . s i l t ^ tB i i .1 v .

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"He sure can whist1e," BilLy said.

"I wish I haci looked at hitn harder' I'11                                                                                 not be able to renember
which was he and which was the echo."

llis father Iaughed. "We11it won't rnatter nuch' son.,As soon as
we nake one moie turn werll see Salt Lake Valley antl then yourll
be so busy doing things you canrt tell one fron the other.'l

"BiIly's       joy in the iirotrght that the long journey ''tas ended turned
t o d i s m a y t h e m o l l t e n ih e s a x t h e v a l l e y .

"lrthyitrs                      as bare as anyt)ring!" B!"i1y exclained.

tiis father expiainec that people who could make a 1iving                                                                                                l.na
i-rIace like this nust s'.rrely'have the olood of conquerors                                                                                             in their
veins and 8i111' began to f eeL better.

In October, 1860, one more band of imrnigrants stood at the nouth
o f E c h o C a n ; - o na n d l o c k e d o u t r ) v e ! t h e S a I t L a k u i ' a l 1 e y .    W h a th a d
they expected to see?                   TheiLioy         1n     the thotlght that the Long
jouiney'was encied was turned to ciisnay at the vast untane<i expanse
that lay before thcrn. Tnirteen ycars the pioneers had been in the
va).Le1','yet tliere was LittLe to grc'et the eye exceDt wj-lderness.
A w a v e o f h o m r - i.c k i ] e s c s w e l t o v e r r i r r m , w h i c h l a t e r w a s i n t e n s i f i e d
                          s
:s they cane tc be 'r ; lrt cf thr: ir('wst].irnge s.ilL lement.

, A . st h e J r - ) r r g u s t - . - o v e r e d w i r r , l o n r a r r r 1 r t , i . 1 e d i ; t t - o t l l e p u b l i c s q u a r e
                            d                                                 t
h i : . : r e c o i i i r o \ . sr r n , l s t r a l i i : ( ' r ' s I ' i ' r z e , 1 t t l r e n i r t , : t : r i o s i t r ' , G c o r g e
                                                                                     3
P r i n c e l o o k e c l a i i L i s w i i c . w i i c s e f a c g c o u l r l r r o t m a : ; kh e r d : . s -
a F p o i n i n e n t a i r r ' is a i r l , " S a r l i r , I v i s h \ { e w e t ' e o a c k i n A f r i c a ! "                             }iow
m a n i 'w e a r ) ' i n m i g r a n t s h a c l f : 1 r . t l l a t i ' i r s t b i t t e r s u r g e o f d i s c o u r a q e -
n r e . n ta n d u n c e r t a i n t ) ' .              I i o i * '! r , i l n yo l h e : s h ; r c i b i t t e r l ) '    wished the,v
were bacL l{}:?re th/:)' hacl cc;ie ir orr lif ter their f irst clisnayed look
a i t h e . l r c q v c te d Z i o n .
                                                                       'r'i .- -', .'                                                            'i'ircre
l.ot  Io,- io;lqy  ;i[)\';ev'r-, 'rit1 t irr. i r
                                       I:        ]                       i a . ,   -   :   . l l r   r r   t .   f   i   riti::. 1:rsi.                       h'as wc)t:-l'
                                                                                                                                               'i.he,v
i.t)'Jc,  riew hortr'.. 1rr naf.'.:,                    : I new Ii i'Lr t(l                                               tlke up.                       were not
th.   ki:rri that  f . i l t . ' - ' r r r i i ? i : i , : s /r n'i rrrrt)Frrq                                              T h e v r r ' e r F . t] h e k i n d t h a t
C O i i r . l t i L . i C (.l

B ' . r 1 i c , I i i i . : f i r , ; ' ' 1 . i '. . , , , i ; e t i ' . : _ , i i r ' . ' i r ' - ' 3 I ' i c , - 1 C C i l i p i i r i , ' c _ a n t i r r j dt o q e t i r e r in
t]:i'Punlic                Scrrilr-c, Ei'.iicir:1 for i"::t ar)(l a ciraricc to remove the
:;j-qns of thc lo:tg tl'ek i-r'o;itiicr;'iroriies                                                                        an(l irelongin!1.s.                           The wL)riren
'-i€rntic SCr':rhoing :ril(l l.lshinq                                               iviih it h'ili.                             The nen socn t-.egan lc
eXplOI.' thr                I t e \ i i l r ' i : i l l I i t r l S i t t i l v l , l , : : i l i i - r r t : ,b c i ' ; r e l               they OeCided whiCh
                                                                                           -l'he
iocalirr'             lir:r' wot-li.J::et*L1e in.                                                       i r i , ' . , ' .t o c ; t : t h e s t o c k o u t t o t i r r :
eCge of t-owrr 1,.: gi'aze.

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(;r'rs',..'Br(1ai-e: kircwn Ls t.:ivsvi,Lle, fiftctjri                                                                             mli.iji north          of   Sali
i . : r i , . , : i l 1 ' , ,. ' ' , t i ; . . : t h . r . , 1 t : . , r c i i ' r s e l t b i - t i r ' , , i ) r i i : . r - " e i ' a n i l r '  for  their   Ire,,1
iione.                  Bui it'.'foi-e iloinq til:re:,                                       mail'f itri:irsiiig thirigs                            happened to tjre
:nilc]rctr                     of tj:.,= ianilr'                         a : , i . i r e v i r e : : c i . r Ci h e i r            stock           on the commonrsor
ll     a)'eil wrti, tuirc llrGili'thiLc.reil wlro cai;tt out of curios lty                                                                                cr f rie:ncl-
i:.ness to Grert                                       tjr.: neir teirrj.:r-frroi                           I j-rivats,

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                 A tenderfoot was an official                            coi{-irerder. Ali nevr arrivals had co
                 serve an ilpprenticeship and be initiated                                  b e f o r e h e c o u l d b e c o l n ea
                 regular. To be iiritiated neant to be the subject of a long series
                 of heartless jibes and rnerci.less pranks at ihe hands of the initiated.
                 lihiIe the cows liere grazing there was amplc tlme for the regulars
                 . " o n a k e l i . f e a i r n o s t u n b ea : ' a b 1 e f o r t h e n e w h e r d e r s .   The real cowboys
                 oiten joined iri tl:e sport of initiation.                                 They wouicl ride wild1y down                                                                                                            -t
                 upon the terrified                   herders shooting anil shoutiug until                          the boys fled
                 t o i h e s q u a r e a n d t h e s h el t e r o f i n d i g n a n t m o t h e ! r s a r n s .

                 One day as Bil1y and a dozen other tender'- foot bovs rrrere sitting
                 l r r t h e s h a d e o f c b i g c o t t o n g w o o c it r e e , e x c h a n g i n g s t o r i e s o f
                 tersecuti.on and swearing to get even as sson as they were big
                 e n o u g h a n d w o n t i e r i n , , la b o u t a f e l l o w c a l l e d C r a z y J a k e , t h e y h e a r c l
                 a terrible cry beiiind them that set their pulses pounding fronr fright.
                 Springing to their feet they faced a horriblc                                          scene. Crazy'Jaie
                 was having a "spell".                       O n e o f t h e t h i n g s t h e y h a < . tf e a r e c m o s t w a s
                 to witness one of these.                          Not a boy but had heard of Jake ano had his
                 blood chilletl by the thought of these awful fits.                                                C'razyJake v;as
                 irrssess(.d      o f t h c d r . - , r i 1 ,t h a ' t ' s l . r i r a t ! T h e r e c o u I r l b e n o d o u l i t r l l o u t
                 it.

                 Too scareo to run tire boys stood rooted to the spot.                                                   The agoni-es
                 ci Cl'a:y Jake were awful . Ilis long hair hung in damp strands
                 across lr.is i;ulging eyes and dirty forehead.                                         Frcth o.,zed thloutih
    i:fi         h i s g n i r s h i r ', j t e L . t h o n d i ' a r i i n s t r e a m s d o w n h i s d i s t c - t e d c h i - n r o
    f'{          his filthy shirt....His                         h a n r i sw e r e k n o t t e d i . n t o a g o n i z e d c o n -
    .J'{
                 vulsions and a hoirible sou:ld zig-zagged through his broken 'ieeth.
 ffi             l i i s b r e a t l i s e e n e , : .t 1 b e t s 3 r - i n g h i s 1 u n , g s o u t .
                                                        o                                                      Fcr one terribl.e
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                 nirrrie the ;(;,ls,;::cri at rl:e thing rollir'g there in the dirt, thc:r,
                 a s i f a t h c l j s i r n d i r i 2 s w , r r e r f t . - r t h e m , t l i e ' . ut u r n r : C a n d f l e d p e i l - r c u l i
     i,:.{
         . i t   i o t h e s q L i a :r . i , e r t h e . o w s l l o t o t l r e d e v j L i i t i r c i ' w i l n t e d t o b u t
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                 they were llot gcing to sta.' illel'e and bc pos5essedLoo. Cra:y Jakr
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.As the da;rs grer.lcoltler, bonfires \{ere built                                  for warrnth and for
c t y i n g e m b e r s i n - - h i c t r t o r o a s t p o t a t o e s w h i . c } rH a s a m e - a I y a d d i t i o n
ta their scanty f are.                      A s t h e S rw e r e b e i n g r a k e d f l o m t h e a s h e s i t
'yJas uthing for one tc frnd it,s way t_o the seat of some unsuspect-
         n
ing tenderloot's pants whiie howls of glee went up at ;he antics
of the vict im "

One day a uiry',                        tcugh looking kid came up to Sil1y                                                       a l t r dP t : t e r a n d
             !
said, "l{e11o"

"iJeIlo!"           the boys resr)snilei'
                         tinni.grant                                                        kids'         tcl come on uvr-'r,tthe saii
"Ilud liansen wants yotl
in an insul t ing tone.

" h ' h o t s B u c l I { a n s e n ' ? " -B i .1 1 v a s k e d .

"ilers Gur leaCer.tt

"llhat       d t - r g 5h e i t ' . 1 . i i t f
                                            o           us?tt Peter                         i:isked.

" W e r r e r c t s t i r i i l ; ; ot a t c e s               in              th*        a s i r e s.      Thougirt yoir ni ght                   l j .h e
s o m e .t t

" I g u e s s w e ' 1 1 s t a y h e r € o" P e t e r s a i c l f o r h e s u s p e c t , e d a t r i c l <
;rnclBili,l'noi,iced                            th;rt his chiyi was set st,ubirornly.                                    Il'was a
c c l d d a y ' , r n d t l i e s m e i i c r f r o a s t i n g p o t a t o e s w a s t e m p ' ,i t t g .                            IJillv
i { o t l r l e r r - ' cv ; i t f i ) c t e . r a c i l ' e d s o m a C .
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Coiiicr ha.l c:i1i'.:d                                   lind 'l'ire ttite of'h.is 'ui:i.ce.
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                            '' * lti.'new bo}- tairnteC.                   " B i : i i s a i , : / " o u w { - ) i r l o ; r t i " r fa i : t " .
"i)AI{ESANI',

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w h a t t h e y D , . . , i i n tf c l r h i s c h i n c a m e o t l t l a r t h e r                   t i r a n e 1 , f' r - . - ' r i s t
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t j r e n t i r e f ' r t l I i ; 1 , . : ,r o u i i d t h e f i r e D o { ; t j i ' l . o - 1 ' c l 1 , " T e n c l : ' r - f e e t !
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l ' e i l r i c r f e r r t - : a { ) ; l ( ' o n o v ' e t " ; i i r c ir e t a r t r , . : . 1 . "                       ]
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rrJust a minute rDesereterslt Wet1l take the first                                        helpingr"
he said.

A m u r i T l u ro f a d m i r a t i c n w e n t u p a r o u n c i t h e r i n g - t h e s c r a m b l e r s
s e t t l e d b a c k o n t h e i r h e e l s , r - r a i t i , n gf o r B u d t o s e t t l e t h e m a t t e r .
Billy glowed with pride in Peter.                               Deseret was what the Salt Lake
City- and the surrounding country was called and it was a pretty
name. But "Deseret- -erstt sounded every bit as bad as the "inmi-
grant kids " that, hs and Peter had been ca11ec1.

B u d s p o k e u p . ' r S u r e , y o u p i t c h i n ; ' f i r n r n i g r a n t k i . d st   Corspxny
f irst, always.'f
Peter and Billy stood up. They walked to the pile of potatoes
and helped thenselves, rolling the hc,t potatoes in thei! hands as
theyualked back to their seats. Bil1y knew it wasntt the best of
nanners but they had been challenged and that was the best way
to show their nettle.  No smart kids were going to get the best of
them.
                                                                   'rnice Arnericanrnannerslrl
" N i c e m a n n e r s b o y sI ' r B u d t o l d h i s p a 1 s ,
Billy didn't like the way Bud said that but he iliscovered sornething
r n o r e i n p o r t a n t r i g h t t h e n , f o r s o m e t h i n g s o f t a n < lh o t h a d j u s t r o l l e d
d o w nh i s b a c k i n t o t h e s e a t o f h i s p a n t s . H e a l m o s t l e t o u t a y e l l ,
b u t r e n e n b e r e dw h e r e h e w a s s o h e l o o k e d s t r a i g h t a h e a d a n d s a i d
nothing, tryi.ng to hold his body away from the hot thing that had
r o l l e d d o w nh i s b a c k . P e t e r w a s s q u i r n i n g , t o o , s o B i l l y k n e w h e
m u s t b e i n t h e s a m ef i x .           The hotter Billy's back got the angrier
he becane. Peter could sit there and take such a trick if he
w a n t e a lt o - - b u t h e w o u l d n r t s i t o n t h e i T h o t p o t a t o e s !

R e a c h i n gb a c k i n t o h i s t r o u s e r s h e f i s h e d o u t t h e h a l f m a s h e c l
p o t a t o a n d s c n t i t s i z z l i . n g s t r a i g h t i n t o B u d H a n s e n r sf a c e . G e t
the leader first was his notto.                           Peterts potatoe followed BiIIyis
and sent Bud rolling in nisery in the dirt.                                 B o t h b o y s j u m p e du p
braced for what might follow.                         Not another of the boys nade a nove.

"Thanks for the potatoes, boys,rr Feter said.

"See 1,6utomorrow, kids,"                      Bilfy       called bacl: and he and Peter walked
t r i u n p h a n t1 y a w a y .

One day, Bilfy and Peter sat i.u the shade o{ a big cottonwood tree,
e x c h a n gn g s t o r i c s o f p e r s e c u t i o n .
            !

                         w3rric1d. "FIere comes the                    lleseiet      Gang, now!"

The Ileseret boys stor-rdaround for a iew mirrutes Iioc saying nlucir..
Billy lookeC at Peter in terror,   Petcr nudged BiIly and they turned
to go saying it ir'as late and they had better be going home. There
wrls no cFening in the crowd and five of thc biggest boys steppeC
right in f ront of them, blocking their way.
t'Let I s have what           you t ve     go t    irr your      pockets ,        f ellows , rr one of       the
big boys said.


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                                                                                                    'Ihey-
bil1y's Ieart ssitk. I{e looked at Peter who hesitatcd.
w e r e w e c l g . ;i ln s o t i g h t l y     t h e r e k ' a s nI t a c h a n c e o f e s c a p e s o h e
b e g a n t c e n p t , , -h i s p o c k e t s .        A shining blue stone tna! he p_rized,
a 1".ther r+itcf, chain and                       a uigerr s tootir feIl from his pockets.
BiLlya turned one of his pockets inside out.
       '                                                                          AIl it contained
was       pccket knif e            a n c l- p i e c e o f p o l i s h e d w h a l e b o n e . T h e b o y : t
eyes gieanec.            l  They had never had such nice pre:glts before.                                    But
rti1l     they werenrt'satisfi.ed.                        They pcinted to Billyts other.
pocket but what he had in his otlier pgc\"t- -well r no one could
lave thatl              He shook his head and backed away but the gang of boys
pressed him forward again.
ttTurn                 out       the other          pocket,            kid!"           Bud llansen said,                 sr-r11enly.

B i 1 1 y put                    his    hands behind               hirn.              "I     wonrtllit'he              sairi.

I i i s e y e s n e v e r f i i n c h e d b u t L ' ' e f o r e h e c c ; u l d t e 1 1 w h a t I l t r dw a s
                                                                           '
g; ing to ,1o Bud' s hand cia:'ted into Bil l)' s pocket anci turned
                    ,
it ins ide out .

" l { h y , l o o k b o y s , t h e k i a s t g o t n o n € y r " B u < iy e l l e c t t r i u n p h a n l l l '
i i o l a i n g B i I l y o s t v . , o p e n n yt t ; p ' e r t - i J u p f o r s h o r v . A t t h e - s i g h ' ; o f
                                                (
his pr;cious coin                  i n B u d ' s t - ! . i r t yf i n g e r s , B i l 1 y w e n t w i l d .

"That I s ny twclpenny" he cried.
                     !                                                                "Give it            t o m e- "

"l-lewants it backJt' Bud Hansen cried.   "An11 hat did tire littLe
                                               w                                                                                                 boy
cali Iris mone)''1" This ainf t two pei-lnies---itrs cnly one."

Fil1y snatcheC tire coin froin Iluil's hatrd, itis et-esblazing, iris chin
h ' . r l t [c l e f j a n t l ] , ] r e d a r c . i l l u t l t . o h . i s f a c e '

"Gi ve                 i t    to    fle r   s is s)' ,tt Bud HarDetl .

"I                ,,{on'i!"        Billy      said.

il tt ci           g r a b b e dB i l l ) , ' s h a n d , t i v r s i c , J i r i - s w r i s t             cruelly         ltnci tirecl        to
i) ]
i      -   -
            ..'
                   lrls      fir,;ger':; oilen        b r r t t i ' iJ i r " L i i u n ' t         f i ilrcfr.
    r I i-' -_
        \ ' f ,   cn   uir ! "     IJriil )'e 1 l t'ri .

                                                                               i:ei        ini     tirotrqii lris      'n;rist- !,:as twisted
    ll.iC" 3li i)-'s voji:er w;i:l stil
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    r l utt s t t c i r : ^ e ; : k i n ; , "

    B t t , - t r i l r * - i - - ' p , e dl i . i i i ' t : ;
                                          i                    ireiii [ltiti ba-i':'-'u if i';lv           " 0 p e l r u p t l r e r r n ! 1,   oo'/s.
    I    gct           to nal:r:                 ',ht: kid        .iir.'vv up."

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    i'-or- ii          ftrJ;xp,-t, it:i1r''*,Jl.f i        ;ifr:ritl       .                     tlit-   nren()l-;v f
                                                                                                                  o       llncle.John        cirTIc
g l c , w i n i l t h r - o u g h i r i s n i i i . . l . l l n c . i t . J o i r i : w ; r s S a . i ,n g , ' S i i c k
                                                                                                       i                         t C , w h a l :t s
ri.girt, Ililil'anri                 n r - ; t i r i n gc a n   l"icl: you."
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     h e n r r . s e e n e d t L , b e h i s f a t , r e i ' : , p e a l : i n i l " f d r - ' ' ' J , t ai k e r f i g h t i n g ,
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    i3ilty', br-rtjf -vou're in the riiiiit, we11, t h a t r s d i f f e r e n t .

A r i d i i r s r n o t l - i e r ' ' l v o i c e , ' ' l ) o nI t n r : a r i g h t - s t . i l r t c = r , s o n ,                but     be a
f i : r r : , i r e r i f v o l i i r : i v c .t r l f i q l i t " "
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     "Bi11y, hets                                                                     t h e n y o t l, "                               Pete:'warned.

     " i l o l d : h i s r " w a s a l I B i l i ' v s a - o a i : d 'i x e r ie a v e h i s t w o p e n i l y t o P e t e r .
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     Biliy? :; voice iias cr:oi ancl his c':/8s                                          steady. - Bud struck *ut, at
     iriri"  l   BiiLv <iocged          ; r b l t l v i t h a t i v c , , u l t 1r a v e s e n t l t i t r i s p r a w l i n g "
                                                                                 i                                                i{':
t    c:riie up iike a steel spring                          an<l ianded a tough one on Bud's ci:in,
I
     B u c iw a s s o s u r p r i s e c l t h a t . l i e d i c t n ' t e v e n s t r a i g i t ! e n          llp.        Bi11.y
t:   struck agai:'r, Eud, more su:'prised Lhan                                       ever, fe11 back a step.
     The cro'cd hisseC rngrily.                           BuC straightened                   up and cane at BiJ.ly
     i"n earnest.            Billy      stood iris ground but                           Bud was taller               than he
     and now that he wirs stanciing itraight,                                        Iiilly's    blows only landeti
     0n h:s chest"

     "l{i only cirsnce is tc knock tlre i:reath out oi himr" Billy                                   seid to
     hiinself, sendi.ng         in the- suiflesi,                    hrrcicst blows he could.         ilud!s
                                                                                       'oacked "Lrp
     f rsts were   pouiiCing bi s ireaci and f ace.                             Eil ly            ,against the
     olc cottonir'ood tree uncle:r r.;hich they wel'e rniiii.rrg ai"oun,l.                            Bud
     Lasfuedotrt at hin i,ut what ire srnrlshed into was a truge knot on tlie
     tree.    [{e gritteci hi.s teel}'r at lhe pai;r but iiilly                            was no longer
     there.    A s h o i t t . v J e n tu l i t - l ' , : n E u d ' s p a 1 s .

     "!{ere I                            an budtiy boy !"                                           tli i ly                   taunteC.                           "tip hcre             in           the     tree ! "

     Bucilooked up-= just as Bil1y hopeC he would- -ancl down catne Bi1ly
     iikr: a fieayF, swift. si.oIle, ri5iht in Bud'-; faccl , his iegs ar()und
     his ribs, Eripping iil:e a citt:esc,rr€5s.

     Brrtlts 10ng arrn:;clawed tht: air'      dilry  i r ' i J 5t o a c l o s e 1 n t a b e h u r t
     bi' hj.s wilci Lrlorvs. Tiierre i.Jas a hiss from the bays ariil therr a Iaugn,
     finally   a shout, "iitl'.i, Youtre 1ick,-rd."

     Buo tri,ed                                      to         sirai<eBij,l-y l-oose'but Bifly          itultg i'\n .iixe ll felret                          ti;
     a ; . a t , s i { [ r r - = e z i n ' :h a r c i e r ' a i t t i i l ; r t ' i i : r .    h t a l n e e h a d t . - . r f i t t r .h i l i i l l o w
     tc iirrf iii:           l ; n e e : ; i - n t o J s l i r n b . i i , i i ; c c ;t r e e , s J i i u q g i ; r g a o i t l l r . ; y i - i k r - ,
     Bitrl:rias easy worr. foi- irilri.                               J i . : r . it r ' ! - L t c t h e l l r c i i ; r c l i r : : i r i : . t g 1 , , f a l i
     on Lor; 1f I-jrll-v".                     ijul i',i.il'rcu haJ tat:giit ltr;tt ];i)i{ to s1r:'itl51 i''i:, tr:ic'v
                                             "
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     twiSteC                             afiti               ilillil.' ijp              t)ii         :.,').

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"You're              in        Bi1ly ,"             the          f ellows               sllouted.             "You're        in,     Billy.      "

Brlly          knew what                  ttbeiirg in"                          ineant.         t ' A n r ' lP e t e r ,   too?fl

"Peter,              t o o . ft

"And all               the rest                 of        tire inrraigrant kids?"

B u d h e si t a t e d .

"l,et f em itt,                   B u t l, "        the          boy's insisteC,                         "Theyrre           nct     tenderfeet          a1y
longer !"

Bud agreed, then ]re said adniringfy,                                        g
                                                               "How did ,'*CIu et up that tree,
kid?  T i r e r e t s n c ; t J t o e - h , - r lr i a l l the way up an<i nCIt a branch anyone
could reach, not a limb to cling to."
                         I
" l . l o n k e y s d o n t n e e C I i r i l bs , ' n B i 1 l y g r i n n e d                                  and of f ereJ             his   hand.
Another shoi.it ef anproval went up.
                                                    'i'ief
"Werre for                     iliji;'!                  re             for       Billy!"

Bi l ly would not nor coulC not take a dare. One C"y a burlei' fel low
said'he could dig clown 3 mound of sand quicker thair anyone else in
t ire c r'orvd .

Bril;"         sitcute:C,                                                i
                                       " l . i ' i t , - i ; i r i ' , rb o y    can     beat       rne.tt

. A . to n c F ' t h e c c n t c s t w a s o n .                  Imagine his anger and chagrin when
i r e p a r v c ' c i f i r : ' j , u 1 r r ' y j . i i t o h i s m o r , i n da n d t h r u s t hrs hands int. a
n e s s y , s : n e l i v n r i r i ri f i l t i r .              Only tlie f act that his torrnentor was
a bettet- runner- thai, f j ghtei saveci hin from t.he wratir of the gani,
t + i r os u r g e d a f t e r            itin wirile his pais, older tenilerfoots r,.;Lled on *.he
sanci an,:i 1a';ll-:eci.

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tr'lten      tllcy'       c r,JS : r.:il i i , t ' c ( i u a t o r "

Though jt                 was oni;                 t h r e e w e e k s i'efor"c his fati'rer decicied on Kuyswa;-d
I i i a t ' s . ' i 1 ] . eJ    ;t: tiit           sire        f o r i i i l ; r i l t \ r 'h o m e , t i r e r { : w a s e n o u g h i i e v i l . n : t ' n t
nacked .into                    t i r : r l , r t il ) l - t S f ) a C C o f t i . n t : I c , L a s t f o r          tire rest :'l- lii:,
1 if c .

jiie properiv  iii'or1gel'rince bor-:ght in Xaysward consisted        of a fine
farrn. a guod horrse :rnd crchard.        For thesc hF tradnrl farn in,r'lements.
wag('ns, an(l e'on ::rc nc!, ccol stove tt"t-ioa''n";;;-;";;^;r;;:'-i;i;-'
was the greere!:i ir.lori oi. :tl.     Everyone had Iooked forward to bui.lcl-
ing the f irsi                                            'i'ir
                 f .irc r;rrcler its shiny nlack licis.       c.;,. ust go on cr:ok-
                                                                  n
rnF over a cranc ii the c'pen Firenlrce.           Thc lonE tr.ek had taken so
nluch more t-inc a:r. jircnei-tltan had been anticipated        that t;lere was
nothing ieft   ior lrrxrtrjes.      The;' werc iortunaie  tc have t-he necessities

Among those wirc r+ere alreati.,' established                                            i n L a ; - s w a r - r iw a s t h e f a ; n i I y
of Jarnes Ir,'riay. This f amil,v bccame friends                                               of the princes anrl re-'
majned sr titro'.:Eirout tho years sn Iorrg as either                                                     family       lived.
, - r n eL r o y , , l o h n , L e . , ) - I. { i l i r ' s   J g e . h e c a r n eh i : l i f , . I , . r r : f t . j s n d .      ,\s
c J m l ' a d s , t r . . , . : r . . -r 3 d p i ) v e r t i , a n d n ; : o s p e r i t y ' , _ i , i y s a ' c l s o r r o w s r r n t i l
                                       1
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.Itllt'r,ts cgath.                                       . . . . . o.

fire first       winter     at, Kaysi+ard was a hard one                   strugSle and hard
r"'nrk. The suppLies the Prince family had brought with theni were
gon* aiiclwiieat solci for iive iiol.lars per bushel that faL1. Fortu-
n a t e l y t h e w h o l e f a : n ; l y I " d a sa l l t w e d to glean wheat frcrn the iieigir-
bors      t f ields to help :ut with ttreir bread.

hTrat a change fronr tiie Lazyo dreany days of tropical       South Africa.
Here, all was a ster"n struggl.e for existence.    F i a Ct h e m o t h e r r s
health improved here all would have been well for they had e gccid
farm and a good locat ion, one of the f inest j,n the country.             But
for nonths, she 1ay    in bed twisted with rheurnatism, fioaning in pain.

htren the next summercame, a neighbor, Robert Burton, took Billy
and taugitt hinr to cirive oxen and many other r.rseful things abcut
t h e f a r r n"

tsilly       l o v e . 1 t h e b r : u . r ; . iv a l . l , e y w h e r e h e l i v e d .   He loved the moun-
'iains       anci the cooi breezes t.irat blew down from ther,i" l{e ioved all
of it s:o much ihat he <lidn't nind doing all                                             the hard work that
even boys his age had to do.                                      fte r+ould have done tnore if he couid
for he 1i]:ed beilt5l a conqueror, as his father                                            s a j - c l .p e o p l e i v h o
lived        in the west had to be.                               He r.lould never forget                  his beautiful
plancation home t,ut here he would have as many exciting                                                           things
to do as ire had ttt/ire.                            Tf iris mother's health wottlcl improve he
w o u l . . Jb e I ) c r f e c t l y  happy.

There was a compeny ot settlers                             moving to ths sout liern part of the
land to a place calLed Urxie"                             t r t ' s c l i m a t e t i r e y s a i d w a s l l r u c hl i k e
that af the seni-tropical                         ':ountries.             Perhaps there iri:; mother
wrruld rcgain her'irc:r1th.                        I t w a s t r ' o t r t ht r i ' i n g h i s f a t h l r       s a i c l.
So, onl.,' after      t w o l v ' { - ' < r rts e t a r m w a s s c l c i a n d t l r e P r i n c e s j o i n t - ' d
                                                  h
                                                                                         'fhis
the corlpitn:i of sainls                  going to 5'i.. Ceorge.                                \ ^ , ' i r sn t i r e v r i n t e : -
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of iu63.           I r : i 1 . r . " ' a rl , ; o s o i d o t r t a n d
                                       :                                                    t.he I)rinces in pre-
Iri,r;ticn                        for                    tlre         :ilLrr.r€.

                                                                                                                                                               'l'he
ijili;,,ts e\rLri fillecl                                wittl tea;s oi refiienbrance.                           ; v : t 1 1 so f t h e i r '
ic;i1 hcnc                sr:'Jated t-o turit                     to a tiratc.h-cr)vsred cott;-.iic in tiic eiiile ';f
1lre i.;tJ*tltiitri -iunqIe atici i,c anci hrs l:l'ltitcr wc're 1;layiriq a galitr'.
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                                                                                                        it';
 Ti:eir route 1*y alongr the west sirore cf Utair Lake.          'fhere
                                                                        was
 mcre feed, fcr the stuck aloirg thiit wa)', a thing        whicli always had.
 to be co:lsidered.     h:; tire cornpany crosse.J tire Jorcian Ri.',r'err one
 of the Prince CIxen bolted      i.nto the rir.'er bricige.   The impsct
 irackecl the ax1r. c'f i-he wagon which riit.er gclve ccrrDleielj' away.
 Tiris calrsed much ici;ry anrJ trcubie befoi'e i't,,r,ts fi.na11;;'t'epaired
 iriid the trip res;u;a*,1
                         .

 : i t . { l e c ' , r g e i { i { . i t i t : , ' " " :i l \ r e f * y s n ; : 1 i p ' 1 t a " .   'firt
     ''! ':r':r i rn"'1s                                                                                       : ' { r ; } r i s r v et ' c , t u w a l i < l
 .. :         c
 L r . r , r r ! , + r   !      s abl e .
                             ! r : r l ,                L t - t o o k o n e ; r r o i l t ; - I i o m a i , , . t ' ,i " l t - ' - t i t r . , i r t : n r J r r : d
                                                                                                                    l                          '
 niles betweeli Sal-t ,:.ake and t-here.                                                    Tircre t,ere :.i ljek ini:ermediate
 tor,ni; f:on which rhe]' couid get proui.sicn:; and i*e,l for tire stocll .
 ity' tire t ime the fa:r:ij i' :'eiiclie,i St, Lleorgi) they' Iiad spent ail their
 r r o n e y b i - r t e n ( - l i - ! g ho t r u i ' s r : l : d f o r l i . l l t i n g .
                                              t                                                            Ti,c stut:): we:.e thin a;i,l
 the tlxen toc poor r-c pu1* thc plt.,tvs. Before i.ea\r1irgKayswirrd the
 famil"ies a-l-1 turireci j.n ti':eir c:"ops ancl p:'Dv:.::;ions t,o the tithing
 office            and were giverr requisitions                                          f o r w h a t t i r e y i l e e c l r : da l r : ; r g t [ e
                'ihis
 ri31r.                      w a s a n ' - r s s , e n t i a l a r r a n g e i n e : i : t a s i t w o r r ,ti l ] : a v e b e e r n
 i i ; r p o s : , i t , l e t c i h a i : l i ; . l i a t t - h e , vh a d r a i : ; e c l t h a t l o i r i l t l i . s t a i - r c e .

Jirer seiints here verl"'frieirdl;"                                      Bnti ire,J.pful along tirt way but the
r i c , q c , n sh a l c l t o m o v e o n a s r r p i t t l ; r a s i r o s s i b l , : f o r r v i n t e l ' w a s c o r ' n i n g
cii.         T i r e r e r . r a sr l o t i n r e f c , r f r j . e i r d L ; ' i n t e r c o u r i e          {)r 1:arter.
'ir:,itttn:it.e1;',
                               t h e s n o / , , r r : i ] r i . ii r t e i l i r o i l i n g t . h ; i t y e ; t r i ; u t - f e t r 1 i ^ r i t n a
1 " ' r n t l e a n c ew h e t i i t i i i . i c r ) m c .

l'lre night                  t h e c o i r p ; l ; ) ' r e a c h t , d [ , r : r . ' eF , , ; i - t t ] r , , : ] ' r n a c j e c a m p i n e i _ g h t e , , : n
t:rcites of snc'ri.                           i . r " : s p , i t e t h t , : j l r c ) wa n u u r t t e : -              coirlo t-here ^*aS
llctiiing              to r1o but p,"rsiion"                                  it rvoulu have beetl irnlto:;sib1r to
:;pertC tiie wilit.er tli, r'e.                                      i'lie iirst                night             f ro;n t):e fort                   t.hc)' naie
                                                                                                                  'i'rrr
               )
c i r : ' . r r. . I t [ ] . p l a c ' i ' c a l t c d        i v l i < i - { l ; - ' 1 . * C 3 i t i ' o l. 1            toJr of the citnyon k'iis
                                                                                                                      'iire
lit aYi 1r' tioor;r'd wrth                             i i r n f r e i : i i ' : t ' !s c : ^ r , i r o . i i . .            r n € : i l, n ' i t i r a x e s s c o n
t'. ilecl trees                     ; r n c l n t . r d c a c 1 e ' l i t ^ i l l 5 i ; t r - t , ' . :e l , . t ' r : g h t o a r i r r i t t i r e w a r o n : i

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                                                                    ll itlr11'fj:-e'tiirt                          f u - i l j s i r r - . 1 1\ i . t r i : i t h : l n r i 1 i g r l t
r ' : : , r t t t , h t t ; k e : : i , t i r : ' " , ' . ) r : : r i na l r t i c i l i l c i : ' e ; r i r i ; r i : : ' t a ' L l 1 c .

 liiIlV              ilrtti.i(lliit i;i;iay' it;irl drj-.reit the st,,cl, on irclrsc:itaci throplliout
  'il': t'lri j t-e ti-jt;,                          , ' ' i : i1 e * i i r e n e . i a i r , f ) ( r \ ' : , l o o i : c c l a f t e r                            t jre outi.it_s
  l r r r l : r l r l l t c i r - c , : ) a i r r : r l r . t i : r i i : , . f r r 1 ,i , r r . ; i i , i l t i r e s t o r r i l t i r r . t l i , . : r m o m c r - r . ) . ^
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  l ' i - 1 l r - ' l . ' r ' l o t . , ' z 3 l - cl ) i t r l t i t . r s l r f l - f ' a l n f a r r , r . X l r o ( i l l r ' ' i1i , i ; r 1 1 1 ' b e c a m t :
            I                                                 t                                                                                                i
 l : l i i r 1 ' , i ; ' : i [cr - l ' o l t ] r r r i \ r a , i ' r { ) ' , ' , t, i r i ; t i q , t t i r t - , , ' : , t - r ' n \ . ' { , i i i i t n f r i i l ' t o b e
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 r(-'tlgltcnec nen.                              i v l t ei l 1 t \ { , : { s i i i s c o v c r - e i l t              jrat titl                   iro.,,s, ere in rea.,s.
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                                                                                                                                                                     l          anc tire
 t - , - a i i : , I f i ' : - o : . e r i l o i . , ' ( r - ; l l . ' i r . : Cg ' r a t , : f u l : , , i : l ; l r . i1 r I : i r - ; 1 , ; r r r : r i--. irri t O b e c _
                                                                 'f
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                                                                    i r r ' , . ' o r r e t ,k ' e r ( : f o l r - t r : t o L - , . i , : i n t i i e t i s , i , t c r
 i ' ' , ' t ' 1 1 I ' ' ) l i ti r e i - : ; i n i i
                  1                                         i L . : c t e a t i r r i u r i . l i g , i o t i i ' i r o r . i r , . c ,{ i r . r : i - , , , t i n l c t r v i t y
l - ' ti rl r - , i i r e o . { e : - lc i ' ; l l , _ , , , .; 1 i o n g t h e f r r ; : c n u r l f i : , .
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                                                                               {'i',
 At GrapeYj.ne p'i:ingstlie few families that had started. out first
                       S
 x e r e j o i n e d b v o i h i : r o i r t f i t s g c . : i n gt o t h c n e w s e t t l e n l e n t s i n t h e
 south. "Ianuary lst,                l i l 6 4 f o u n d a l a r g e c , : n r p a n yc a m p c d a t t h e s p r i n g .
 ilere, they spent Ncw Yearrs day and rnost of the following week. Fron
                                              i
 t h i s p o i n t e x p l o T i n g p 'a r te e s L e n t o u t i n { . v e r f d i r e c t i . o n s e e k i n g
                                          fh           i
 desirable locations.                              Princes, Inlays and eighteen or tr.renty
 other fanilies went on to !lialdl.eton, a slnall town three niles
 northeast of St. George. Here they deci<1edto renain.                                                  The only
 ,"'ater at this point was a large spring,                                 'Ihe
                                                                                 company soon found'
 out that this r.rater supply was totally                               inadequate for so nany and
 nost of the fanilies                scattered out as sootr as spring cane so that
 they could travel.,                But George Prince staved on for fl"fteen years
 and his son }{ich?rrdremained there untiL the tine of his death.
 Eventually, he built                up a fine farrn and orchard but only after the
 greatest hardships and difficulties.

lheir harCships really started after ii'.ey reached l,iiddleton.                                                    In
 the ::pring of 1804, in spite of therr irov'crti :ind lack of equipnent,
tlie iittle          s e t t l . e n e n t w a s c a l _ 1 e dc n f i l i : u r i r i s h y o k e s o f o x e n , w a g o n s ,
provisions and men to [o to ihe Mi-;sour.i iliver arrd assist poor
innrigrants to Uta!^r. Tlie church leaders trad caLlcd.                                              There- was no
sccrifice too greilr for the car:se of the fait j1 tirey liad chosen.
There was not the slightr'st hesitation in complying with the re-
quest, though it meant added privaticns                                    and nore hardships for thern-
s e l v e s . J a m e s I m l a y a n d D a v i d C a n e r i . . , :w e r e s e l _ e c t e r l t o n a k e t h e
                                                                         r
trll.         George Prince furnished a wagoii and an ox team. i.nother man,
B i i . i S l a d e , o n l y h 3 d t w o o x e n b u t h c ' w l , . so r d e r e d r o t a k e o n e o u t
o f h i s y o k e t o r i i a k eu p t h e q u o t a i . h a t h a d b e e n c a 1 1 e d f o r .                  Such
l o y a l t y a n d d e v c t i o n t o t h e c a u s e r , , a d ei t p o s s r b L e f o r m a n y s t a r v -
j . n g a n d d y i n g c o i i ' p a n i e s t o r e a c h t i r e n o u r ) . t a j . n sa n d i h e s a f e t y o f
the church.             N o w o n d c r t h e i r m i s s i o n s u c c e e d e i l.          Hundreds of 1ike
, j e e d s f i 1 1 t h e 3 n n a 1 s o f t t i e c h u r c l i r e c o t " ( jl ,       -lhe
                                                                                                loyal ty of the
p:oneers holds us in aive as ile look back over titc: yrar-< and recalL
t i i ci r h er c i s m a n d ' : o u r a s e .
'l'he
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" t t r : 1i . a n ) . i { a y , i t t s                       a 1ot of                   molasses candy.tt                        And he snacked his
lips.

"Wet11 build                      a new house for                                         I'fotherr"          the       father         promised.

Thcugh Brigham Yaung hacl buirt ;i milI                                                                       for
                                                                                                              '        hanclling            the      cotton          there
was itif f no cotton gin to be haci.

The nerr,house t{as built.                     It was an actobe house of two rooms.
AI i. the         labor was done by hand f rom the naking o f tire bricks             to the
cutting           and sawing and fitting             of the lurni:,er and the new house had
  inclowii          That set it apart fron all" the rest of the houses,                The
i      t.1e dugout was abandoned and the fa:lily                  went tcl live in the new
h o r n c - ,v r r y p r o u c i i n C e e d . l'he giris  kept the house spotlessly    clean
and cooked tfre food"                                                          a
                                           They learned to spin and 1-/Lravend to do all
the things pioneer women did "                       Tire foc'J was coarse ancl the bread
trl.ack bui thel' harl pi eniy of good srveet molasses anrl rotstot's so
     -
  t -e . ' f a r e d v e r y w e L L .

The worst thing of aLl for the mother and the girls                                              wBS Lire pests--
--bedbugs, fieas and flies.                          There was no via)'to gct ri.ct,;f tirern
ind. no screens to kc,ep them uut.                         At night the gii'1s, ivou"d put
bean lei         ves all ar ,und the beds, unders ide uil.                            The tugs wcuId
crawl ori the sweet sticky                     surface and stick                f* t.           Iti the ltiorni"g
tire leaves were burned.                      Tiiat l{as alright           for     he bedbugs but
cat'.1ring the fLees was h.aroer to manage. Bifly                                     discovcred that
t i i e a g i l e 1 i t t 1 e n u i s a n c c 5 l i k e d w h i t e w o- : 1 - s o h u s p r e a d a
b *nket of hornesnun out on the f.Loclr. The f Leas wt:iiid jump oll it
                                        'i'hen
r:nr; hicie in +he n;tp.                         lhr: f t::l b. ,;an.         f t pror.'ed to be e VLr)
cxr-,iting ginr                 se,:ing rviro catr;1ht tl e nor;t fleas                       frotit t-he blai'lket
r . o u h a . 1 t o b e q r r i c k a s c 1 f i e : r t o c a ' ! :- h a f l e a t h ' - ' \ ' s c ( ) n f o i r n d .
'ilie
           long wlnter eveniirg: iiere spent arouno tne c)nfjl fire pi,cking
s e e t l : o u t o f t i r . . :c o i t o n a n C i n a k i n g i t i n t o r o l l s read',' for the
n i l . . i t o n r a l . c 'r i ' r t o c l t ; t h .   Iiow thet' worlled!     h'lth plt-,ttt' ts{ no1;ri.tiP:i
c:iqtiy trt r'iiL ,,,ilc tii,3,' ciirl ,it-. G:'irnnecessity vi:js ir;rciltrl ever)'
                                        'i'he  j r r-ec.,,';aticitirad to be part c1' tire arduous
t-iring t,lief iiid.
t c - r i 1 . E c e s , i r e e - : , l l r : c 1 i i c - . -b e e s .
                                                       r     c'        Cot.ton bec':, (-uri) iit;,king llec,
r a l , i t t . e s : i l . c i i i u i - i t -i l t , 1 s .        E ' , ' t : y r ; i i r t r ' i l3 c a r e f 1 1 1 ''l, ' i ) r { - ' : ; c r i ' i : r l a l r c j
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: , l. o t h       \,'as :rewti i;rti:                 q r r i i l - l r i t : c l . J : r c l r \ ' i l e n t l t ' * ' t ' e ' J r . ' l ' L 't : i t o t i i l i t o f .
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                                                                                     tr-oirical                iro,nt' jri Africil , i'ltei'e everl-tirin5q
                                                                                  be t:ken                   frcnt tirL' trees,                    wlicre thele"^'as
                                                                                  thq: rrell,                  tirey' k"pt               thcj l iL,lrgingwi thin
                                                                                           ;:rotrird wiis hot lvitliottt ::rttsture.                                        Bill-vrs
                                          -.t- I   \-,   /ll                      r . r ' el c f i t . .                 i i e w c , u i c i - le a p ' f r o n i i r u s h t o
                                              frr              !- tl   r:   r'r
                                                                                  . i - r o i , rL r l r : , t - t ' r i n i : h j s f ' c c t o t i t i i e h o i         sands.

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            rr[)ti)cr bcgil;i i;r-i.:; tti] llr-{':re,                                       [lirls        inarle crl,.ri': ;lltcl Peris
                                          '' IrlstJt.                     arri ieather                     lre:ds fron          iire dowli.    Tirt'
fr"r;in the quiils                                     i)i .lii;ws                                                          'l'het-e
f t : r r t i : e r b e d s l r r 3 f { - 'B i 1 1 y ' s ; m o t i r e r ' s           pridc          rrtrd jt,)'.                   was; ii iruge
lcatIt:r             b c _ i _O i ] t ( ) l ) c l f a { r e : ; i r l r ' : ; i l t t : k r " : t l c o r n f o i i i i e t
                              l                                                                                               tick   alrd four
                                   ' - : : c - : c h b . : - l. 'i'lrt.
; i i -p : h i , i I L c ' w s f                                             iiiL,.ri"             slr-lrswoI.r- r,'tigr:'iwitir wi-cieu
i.nitleii 1.rrc.
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                                                                                        before the fire
0 f t e n 1 n t h e l o n g v l i . t t t e r e \ . r e n i n g sa s t h e y s a t '
s e w i n g , s p i n r : i , n go r p i c k - i n g c o t i o n t h e f r a i l      mother Sanq songs
;; i;ia i,,Lr chitoren :icoriEs cr the perstoral life                                           in Engiand-.
Frornthese brief inti:Tl.rcies the chilrlren                                   glganed their onty knon-
                                                                                                    wonder they
l . o f . o f t h e i r g r a n c l p a r e n t s ' a n c i p i i r g n t ; . : 1 i v e sa' y . N o
                                           menory ro iheir                dying d'                 It was al'1
cherisiied
rhey had. "uo"y"little

G e o r g e P r i n c e ss f a t h e r , R i s h a r c l P r i n c e , v r a l          *h:pherd in England'
I{e often to}d his chiloren fine tales                                  of his bovhood and of a
                                                                             shepheids dia not drll'e
shepherd's lif e rn the ord .orrrrt;t: -Tl9
their sheep-;;; r"a-rhem, the                           she6p following whsrever the shepherd
j . e d . T h e s e s t o r l e s i n t u r n w e r e p ' a s s e c to t l t o h i s c h i l ' 1 r € f l , o n e o f
*t i.r, tsilrt iituo best.                      lt was a wiLc night, on the moors whetr e
storm came and hid-                     the entire fl.ock.                 feed cll thre llioors and
coinrnons as-pr"nt:
                w                  fur and the ovillers cf tire sheep usually_ -grazeo
                                                                                                      of hu'rdles
then cll their oirn Land, keep^lig them toge'[h*r by means
w h i c i r w e r e : l o v e c ln i t h i t * t h " * ; 1 f r o n p l a c e t o p l a c c .         In this \{ay
the lancl was kept f ert ii rzecl as it was grazed. One night, t'he story
goes, the.fe came a terrible storm.                                 It ';roke ovcr the countrysice
                                                                                                        venture
 i,-, such fury iirat it would irave been rleatil for arlyone to
outside.            rhe frightenerj sheep hucldled rogetiier                               dlring the night
 for warmth and security froil tf,e bitier                                   blasts.           Tire next rn'crning
 lf," sireep were conpletbl,v coverecl over with                                    drifts       of snow" The
 ,r,*pherd^ oys lookLci out upon e calm, beautif
                  b                                                                    ul white wor"1d,so
 s o f t t h a t i i - p Lo b a b iJ i t c o h a r - r n l e s s o i r u r t a k i t ' t e I l .
                          i ooke l v                           t                                   Ygt' !hey
 i i r i e wi n a r i                          tliei r fiocks r';ould             aLl be dead. There,
                                                                                                            of
w h e r e t h e y n ^ a ab e r l . i e d t i r e s h e e p- f t i r t i r e n i g h t , a h u g e m g u n o
 s'ow broke the snooth surfacc br tiie rnoor.                                          It covererJ tiieir
 floclts.         s a d l y , t h e s h e p h e r c i t r o y _ so o k e d ' i t o Y : I : _ I t w a s f u I I o f
                                                                  l
                                                                                                    There were so
 h,rles f rorn tqniifr thin wraitlrs of steam v{e:c ris ing -                 r
 n a n y o f t h e s e h o l e s t r l a t i t 8 , a V et - l i e t n     tiope'       i:ve::y nan on the p1'ace
                                                                                                             at the white            moltnd.
1{as calle,l              a n i i t h . e y b c . g 3 i l ,t o r l i u f r a n t i c a i l y                       'das a wi'i thing
't'ire                                                                            Sootr ttre tttouitd                                       I n a SS
            d r c l u s y : ; l r c c i l b . - ' g a l t i 't lci le , ; I i r "
                                                        '
                                                                      r-ipwal^c   tl : - e n < i o f t h e i i i - t r r e a t h liad keirt
of frightr:reri                    sficep.
                                                                                                                                            the
lroles i.n iiie loose                           snoiJ tili'c;ugh rvhicfr tircy frati br-eathed during
' r^ , . . , , . . . ' h                                                              tlre fi, a r. Ieast.                 ALllost ever)'
Ii.lliu       r(ldrilr   niglit.             lt t,ias iJilrn i'ot'
 : , h c , 6 p\ r r a Sa I f i , c    w h e n t i t , : : yw e r c    tinalfy         dtrg out.

                                                         - tt.;o JI',-' I'elile;iiilercd                                    i,,y hel-
 lrlrtty o{  thc     ::t)Rfs ttrai- ril.Jtircr si-.iri!}             'l'ircr
                                                 fr.-,,;r t.:len.            f ir.st    is                                  a   lllorbiir
 c.irild:-en        ili.,j-e3r(] sol-rc lrlrr:s                              *u
                 .ti   i irr- pr1. iOtl: the   Sc,loitti ii pas t Or-lr1       riillrldy.
  L.\,e  SO'q

                                 '''l'iirce,                                                 i{etri7'
                                                sfrl'iui.:    -=lic 8a\'(l for
                                     ;\nr.l titl'etr' her     buci1' t1cr'"I'',
                                     Ancl otl.      flolitr.l      t.arc.'l iii':
                                     tlf   iiiirt].ort;tt;iiL   i ( ) ' , ; I I- ' o


  iiic ottier                        tl()c5:


                                     "Toll,       ttlii          the         vilLirrqe l;eii:'
                                      i,et    ell      iloc)Ll llt'i-;-;icl knoiv
                                       i'l'ivas on ;: d.^i'f' lil-lti stoLtn'v 11i;;i't
                                       iiirec     i ) u r i . : ; i . c ' , 1i n tlic sil()!i."




                                                                     i\
" D o T h e y l . { i s s f l e a t l - l o m e , r 'w a s a s o n g t h a t a l w a y s c o m p l e t e d t h e
evening which the fiuily                       sang together.              It was sung with pathos
and fi1led with longing.                          It carri.ed a hope as lrel1 as a question
and was pregnant with menories of atl they had left behind.                                                  Oh,
these picneer homes. Sonehowin splte of drudgery and privations,
they nanaged to preserve the culture ancl clignity a d sterling
qualities of their ancestors.

B e f o r e t h e o p e n ' .i l e s o f t h o s e h o m e s w e r e e n g e i r d e r e d p r i n c i p l e s o f
truth anC cultrjre not s'lrpassed and for sincerity of ilesire, un-                                                                                                                                 :{
                                                                                                                                                                                                    rl
equalled in our Jw;i age of leisure and convenience.                                                                                                                                                i.lr
                                                                                                                                                                                                    l',i.

Ev,.n f lra drnce                               . 11 , t v'e r l r n
                                                            _ ""                        i_: '"rrn' r r r t a n t        rol p -                The old           f id    1e     or       accord-
ian player sang out his ca1ls for changes in the quadrille with much
gusto and quaint ihyrnes. ilow thelr feet flew!                                       Old anil young part-
icipated.            They came frorn far and near, on horseback, the girl on
a postillion             hehinC her sr,iain, the nother and father in the family
ox cart.                                     n
                   I'hoseirho lr:r11 eithe; ccnveyance walked.                               No one stayed
; . \ . a y , T h e , vl a i d a s l r l * t h e i r c a r e s a n < l d a n c e d u n t i l sunrise in sheer
joy, perhaps hecause they wer.ereluctant to take thej.r burdens up
again.          Ihese peopl.e were happy. Safe fron their enenies, ln the
v a l l e y s o f t h e n o u n t e r i n s , f r e e t o l o v e G o d a n d k e c ' p h i s c o r n r n a n d r n e r.r t
                                                                                                                    s
'Ihror:gh
               ;ire lol.q srni:i.r' as they' sat on the ditch bank under a
nulut,r:.' ircc, aftc; a long no;ning's.work in the hot sun, nunching
t h e i r u n p a l a t - - a b l ef o o d , n e n w o u i d s l i n g t h e i r b i s c u i t s u p s t r e a m a n d
catch thcm as they canc dorv again, thrrs :noistening them to the
i o i r r t o f p a i a t ip5 jt . 1 i t 1 ' . ' . il .l -f' t e n , t l r e s c b i s c u i t i w c r e t n e i r o n 1 1 ' f o o d
                             n                               rC
 inr         t\a             drr-                         r t{rCS                                   SeCU)-Cd frOm                            Reirw^r       .!n     ti   thina        .,fderS
they            still               haJ and forrirt.d tIe                                               base eri thr-.ir diet.

                                              t 1: ,r.,'i-r D i t v s      iiarl gone to Reaver for sone of these pcta-
                                                      'i                  r r ' it h i r i - r t i - o o c l s o t h e y b t r i l t a f i r e a n d r o a s t -
                                                €'ll      ;.rciv
                                                                                                                 'l'hey
                                                    a l
                                                    ,:f   (   c t i r e i , :r i i t h o u t s a - l t .                 w e . l ' es o r i r y t h a t i t
                                                       i 1 ,r l        oi iiAteI' to r,'aslr t-liem riot.,'tt. The watet' h'as ic-e
                                                    j r , ( . ' r ' ; i i i r ittr r i ' r ) 0 ' , ' : ;l ' e r t ri':lrt-irlf i11, vonrting and Crarnp-
                    I   t                                                                                   .
                                                              o e f o r - , - 't . i , ' : r " r , , , e r :a b i e                       to        take   thcir         1r:ads on iltto
                        t
                                                              'i
                                                                   iir-t-L'iveI-('                   . t l . ' r i , t . , ' : ,S € " r i i r 3 1
                                                                                                                                ,                   waflolts       t.t.[et]ief       .     TowilS
                        _t                       :li:i;            I r r l i .l l ; r i l c l : S    C it:.,'            . t - fr r - ' l l ( i 5


: . 1' : t t 1 . , ' ; r . cr ii ( : - : / 4 , I l ' : , )
    r                         '                               /- -        liran             ij rl'thirrg    rltstr irL tite wa)' of f,-rcld. Sorghunr
 I  r r o i t : - , s i ' . : ) 'r,'il : t it ''                   i,' Il j " -      :''v,''-'It.              t i r e y ' w o r ! : e c l o n t h i s m € r a g e rf a r e
                                                                                                               Il1rti
riculd              ::e(-fllailnc.':;t                        i ; i t i ' . l s s i f r 1 c . , ) ' . - i t i r e i ' w or l . e c i a r r t i w o r k e c j h a r c i .

'i
   : r r - ' i ' r - o u l I i r a v r . . r - ' : l . i r t i ^ r - "t 1 e r o o d i f
                                                                      .h                i.irer"could ftavt,r(-trred tirer pests.
'iiicy
                 iii: r irt,-i-n:,ecL;-lrt': s or citsii'iJ-r':'l-a:rtsc conhat their            t:                        onslaug)rt"
firt'r' corri,-l lar;;'ir ;:t tiri-' i l c a : - . i l n r ' i, r 1 - i i e r p e s t s b u t i t                   was irarder tc
i a r r g ; 1 ri t t 1 i r " - r] r e a t i - i i i ' - ' r n r l i r a i ' d e r t r ; g e t r - i i i o f t h e m a s w e l l , llori
i . i i c ' ; ' : i t - i ( . - c ' t ' c i c ' . 1- t t I 1 I
                                                  :             i :. it',,'oncier!      )'ct., tirey ciici &n11nranageC ir
c l r : a n l i n . ' - ' s s a r r d d r g n i t ) ' i irat Lda:i ana z ing.




                                                                                                       -lz
                                                              her pride,and joy -' lo-vely andl
                          he i
    ' T h e b e d o f p t e c e poo n e e r H o n a n l r a s a s s p r e a d s a n d b e a u t i f u l k n i t
                        i       - coverlets served
      lntricate
     ,lace   edged'tneir pillow sIips.                       Their hard work is still the des-
(    ipair of-modern eelleworkers. lr{ny of these o1d coverlets are still
                              n                              a
\     ihcristred heil'looms today.
    ,
I   I
                                                                         just beginnlng to bo crowned
    ' rOtfh e n w h e n t h e i r a r d u o u s l a b o r s H e r e
        i t
                green and growing thlngs that would repay then for all their
    lcfforis, downwould comea horde of grasshopPers'to rrlpo'out" every
       t r e e n t h i n e i n t h e i r p a t h . T h e n e v e r y n e n b e r .o f t h e f a n i l y t o o k
       ;D the iisht against theur. one meansof fighting then was to dig
       tienches lrorrnd the gardens and fields aud fill                                        the bottom of the
       trench      H i t h s t r a w . A t t d a y t h e d r i v e w o u l d c o n t i n u e . . W h e nn i g h t
       cane the trenches were fired, burning thousands of pests.                                          It was
       in this lray that every advantage thev had nas gained; stTuggle'
       d i s c o u r a g e i n c n th e a r t a c h e , d r u d g e r y 3 n d P r i v a t i o n .
                                    ,                                                              The hot sands
       andlittle water held at tines scant hope for sustenance. The
       nen and older chil.dren stood these hardships better than the vonen
      vho not only cared for the homesand bore ind raised large -families '
       but helped build their hones and worked long hours in the fields
       to help- bring sustenance out of the parched earth.
        The Inlay famj.ly decided to move to Harnony, ltashington County.
        T h e yh a d ' a d a u g h t e r n a r n e c l l i z a b e t h . S h e a n d F r a n c i s , t h e o l d e s t
                                                     E
        son'of the Prince children had been in love for a tirne and wanting
        to get married evcr si.ncethey left. Kaysward. But Elizabethrs
        parints felt that sho was too young to be narried for at least
        two years. So when the Inlays noved t-o Harnony, taking. her with
        t h e m ' ,i t w a s n o t l o n g b e f o r e F r a n c i s ( F r a n k J f o l l o w e d t h e n t h e r e .
        H e w o r k e d t h e r e f o r t 1 . i oy e a r s a n d a t t h e e x p i r a t i o n o f t h a t t i n e h e
        was able to build a hone and narry Elizabettr. Their rnarriage
        brought the two families rncreclosel.y together than ever. They
        visiteo each other of terr and spent manyhappy hours together'                                             BiIly
        and John were stil]               t h e c o w h e r d e r s . 1 ' h e ys P e n t l o n g h o u r s o u t
        o n t h e h i 1 1 s o r i . n c a n y o n sw a t c h i n g t h e g r a z i n g s t o c k . F r a n k P r i n c e
        a n d o n e o f t h e I n r l a y b o y s o w n e da c o u p l e o f p o n i e s . T h e s e h o r s e s
        r a n I o o s e u p a r i r a w n o t f a r f r o n t h e s e t t l e m e'n'th e n d n e a r t h e
                                                                                     l
                                                                                           a
        p l a c e w h e : ' eB i l l y a n d J o h n h e r c l e d t h e c o w s .           horses were Poor
        lnd tenderfooted. Frank irad given arders that the boys were not
        to i'ide the horses for iteeks as he wanted to 1et them rest and
        get fat.        1'hey were Irot at a1l. af rair: of his olders '                             .{lr they
        iere afraid r:f rvas getting caught.                             l'/heneverthey         could catch
        one or both of the ponies, they would ride then into the draw, or
        a steep wash wherc they couldnrt 8et out.                                    There was one point in
        t h e d r a w , h o w e v e r , t h a t c , ft e n s l i p p e d     up their plans for catching
        tha hnniac           a t i h i s i ) oj . r r t 3 r : o t h e r w a s h l e d i n t o t h e n a i n d r a w .
        The horses, if lhey btat the boys to it would rur up the guIIy arrd
        clinb out on the bench-land on toP.

        "We've lost enough horses that way, Bi11y," John said one day'
        "Letrs build a tvall across the gully so they carrrt 8et out,"
        It                   t
             rvas so n31'rot.,hat           only one horse coutd get into                     it   at one time.



                                                            73
    "i        Det n-e sould wall                                       it    off,"          Billy          figiuec                    iropefuilT.

There were not rocks in the draw, so Juhn gathersrl then on the
bcnch and handed then down to Bill.y irhs r;ayed in the gul1y and
:aid up the walI.

"Wouldnrt FranJ( give us the dickens if he knew we hac been riding
h i s p o n y a l n L - ' !s e v e : y ' d a Y ," 1 9 i l l y a s k e d .
''llt                                                                                               to get her :i.ngooc s)tape f c;r h Ls
                 ccrtainiy  uould    lle's t:ying
girl             w.rfe EIizal:eti; to ridr: !"

Thst ticklerl the boys alrd ihey laughed and vorked for                                                                                               hcurs.            The
sui: lras nearly .lown befc;re they notlced it.

               . I rj.. l l / , r ' John called down to ]ri'n" "?lerll have to hurry o:
ue              - ! i t i et t : ' s w a L l d c n e t o n i g h t a i r d i c a n t t 5 e e a t h i . r : g o i t h c
corii

l r i l l y : . . ' . h o t a n c t ' ' i 3 d d , - l w : irn i h c d r a w b u t h e u c r k e d f , : e 1 ' t h a l ' r
ever.          .ro;r- began hcl.rii.rg ihe rocks over the bsnk fastet than ili1lI
cc'.!l ci lay then l:p ar"d ii.                    t.;ren iu pi.;rce.
'' r;:':r', Biliy,'   . j ' r i r , tc r . : . r d l . i , r 1I e t g r t o f a b i 5 ' r o c k i i . h i s h a n ' . - r ,
        it- rrashed o:r BiJ.ly'5 rlnd, spiirting                                        o , t e f i n g e r u r ' . c eo J r i : n .
i.t    .-. the Iittle       linge:             . . i t i t . : ; l . e . f t h a n t l.

J                            i 1.
- rr ; r n u l i r' " r l ery j - 1 ' , ' i l p o v e i : h b a r k
                    :                                                        aird they tri('ti t-c :,toir the btoc;ci,
          wileli      h         r . ' r - r u i r i n ' ti o h n c r i e d , I ' Y o t t r u n h o m e a s i . a s t a s a n y t i L ' i n g ,
i l i.)' ir.ird i        I 1i i'rc.rri your cot,rs tor+ald home.
-': r',                                                                  'Iirree
    I      rr:ntd i: ..i t':r;r.                                                       niri . h ltad to 8o bef or'-. t,e wouIC
                                                                               ' n i :e e i eis n g ci a s t ,
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    ; j ' : t r , s t r , : ' . r l . i ; l : r j l i r r - : v i : I li f             r.t dicl -i:;;Ilil1opr;arto i',t                       til:r'e.
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    (' rrli . r.,1 i ,tt- t,r,,,i, iif to:lk a Siroi't t-ui tI:roilefr th,: r:ci:,,r;roritirl
     r..lll;:i1s anrl :)i'i tirrougir irttc                                               ii.tS ,.thlil" "[ire trees                     wtre  v r - ; l ! i . i ; t3 n C
l . l i rfi lff ' : ,i , i ,' 'a [n n C
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c ,. . r r - t i r l i l u i i r " : i . ; i 1 f l € . - ' L i ' r : t l ' t . 1 , ; ' i , ) i o u . : , J i r & v e d o r r e .      'i-ltt'i"
                                                                                                                                                coul- d hal'e
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a , , ' , : : tl : i - 1 p i r l . . f ! r " i r       ',iaretts                  ai:      t - i r , : : i . : . . i : ' tic
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                                  jl      never l.eainrt' i.re sai{1 h'farili',                                   wishit-tr, irc was hotne
"l       I.:ueI.s It
:iirri .rlt beri.                      iiri: tre.xt-:.irstaltt l,i-r, niltrt. sIl;jpped to attentir.'r^,"                                                 !'.
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f-airrt,              -t,1;lilial                s r , , e : l - . ic a n e                t h e l ' i i i l ( 1"          "Srnr:i1s iikc
^ r - i c t r l , c , r . r titi e t i t c t t t h i .              fri*'Llnn\/            L t ' ! ' , - r n e v r - ' r ' s l : , c ' 1 ..l - c l i t
                                                                                                                                       j
                                                                                thilrg.
st-rongei' ::igirt in the                                          jungle.
 rn o s t b e f o r e
 l                         t h e t h o u g h td i s rs n 'cs h e d
                                            - wa afi i e              he came to a dead stop.                     There,
   [ " i r r " ; ; ; ; ; ; t ; t t ; -, - a h ;             between           ! y : : | : !i : l :e a'd -a . :d a ^ ,e w
                                                                                         h s h :; : :n o1 n 1
 gL       16l   sFe/   t

 u s eb a b o o n . a i r r y , e y e s a r m o s p _ o p p e d , r t o f h a n d a c r o S 5 h l s e
                                                             t
'illil\i?"iiliini'u-'."'u-i,ui"- r n ^ ii{e'brus}red.hi:,11i1,i":?':.1'1:     g
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H ew a s i n A m e r i c a , n o t            Af rica.       B a b o o n s l i v e d t h o u su 1 - 1 r r : : ^ ^ i 1 : : : : " y
         il;;-l;.hii-"il.or9ha'9: Bw ol:.:1'-::::t{-n:I:'-1:*"::
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lllni'5t'ni!i"tlitt-itl;-il.
                           i::::' that I s what it wast
             rt iyas a punlshnenr, -n:,:h:lg-'l:':":?
iii''noi-ruir i
I'F{other
        t          Mother l "

                                  shriek          brought   the whole family             to the door.
Blllyrs terrified
                                           i s the matter?" his mother cried.                     Then
" 8 1 1 y w h a t i n t h e w or I d
       l
                                                                                 to meet     him'
seeingthe blood strelming from his hand she ran
rrHers urt, come quicklY!" she cried and Billy fell limply into
           h
her arns.
                                                                       r ' H eI s h u r t y e s , b u t w h y
B i Il y l s f a t h e r c a r r i e d h i m i n t o t h e h o u s e .
is he i f r " i i " g   so,' Hefs had a terrible                fright. "

',The--th--babooDr" ilIy
                  B                               Stuttered.         "ftrs    going to--to           get me!r'

I'The      poor boy is out of his                    headr" the nother said pityingly'

,tIt   sounds like a guilty conscience t'o n€," Biflf                                     heard his fat,her
                            I                                                             should come offt
s a y . I ' B u t n o w l t s o f n c i r n P or t a n c e . The finger
i t ' s pretty badlY          crushed."
                                                                         work.        There were
The mother said n'ot a word but went grimlY to
                                                                    do the best she could
no doctors in thr: country s o s h e ' d h l v e t b
aboutsaving the finger.             She prayed that infect ion would not set
in and ;;;;-tt,. [ i c a v l n r y F a t h e r w i r u l c ts a v e h e r s ' t l r s h a n d .
                                                                                                                 ltlhen
B i l I y s lept fo r hours after tlre sun was up the trext moTning.
h e d i d w a k eu p i t i - r a s w i t h a s h i v e r o f r e m e n b r a n c e '

"l'{otirer!t'
                                                                                        j.t,   Brlly?"
Tlrccry          brought        his      nrother to      his    bed     "h'hat is
',I--I--I thought I saw a big                          baboon!         It    waslltt there was it?                  I
j u s t t h o u g h t i t w a s. "

      t   was really           there, Bi1ly."

                                                                                            ttiis    is   America        rl
Billy looked at                 his nother in            as tonishment .          "But
he said slowly,                 cio.rbtfully.

"Did you ever see a circus,                           BiIIY?"




                                                               15
ttNo--o--o.
                                But what's that            got to cio with                 it- -what I saw in the
orchard? "

"Would you have riked                          to see a circus,                    Billy?"

"0f             course I would, but what--"

"You could have seen one yesterday."

"Oh, Motherl               Ird rather see a circus than anything.              Ycutve told me
so many times             that rvhenwe got honresick werd go to the zoo and the
circus and see our lions and tigers, elephants and--evr-'rvthing. A
c i r c u s w o u l d n ' t b e c o n i n g t h i s r . r a yo u t h e r e . "

"One did, "

" Y e s t e r d a y ?"

IIis mother nodded. "Not a very big one' but I loved seeing it.
lVe all felt sorry you weren't here." Billy couldnit say a word.                                                                             He
just stared in rrnbelief .

" tT { i c hb ad o o n i n t h e o r c h a r d e s c a p e d f r o r n t h e c i r c u s , " h i s n o t h e r s a i d .
               b
I l he ar caught it and has gone to take care of it, now."

" I h a t e t h e b i g u g l ; r t h i n g s , " B i l l y s a i < l, " b u t I w o u l d n t t h a r r e n i s s e d
seeing ihe circus for anytlLittg.                        Will they corneback to f inti the orre
they left?"

"l          ttrink not.            lie is   o1C and prett]'                 u s e l e s s .t '

"Jirniny                  Crickets !    l'i;r:;ti'l a snasltc'j finger                     punisiunent er)ough?"

"I shou.l j tlrink so uilt i t wouldn't h;ive taken place eit.trer if youT
                c
c o n s c j e n c e h : r d b e e l t s t l L r I l E :c n o u g i l .        i i l i i e v e r , i t r i 3 ! n ? t i r .v e r ) " s e r i o u s
o f f e n s a [ i n ( i t i r e r e t s I ] i . , , r r gu o d n e w : : . j - l r s t o r c J - o r ) ' o i : .
                                                        t o

"llottest?"

IIis mcther snileci.    "Yes, honest.      A : r i o o n i t s \ ' o l l 1 ' r ' L : la l l r i g h t ,
vour f;rthcl savs )',.1uiitr)'iraul t-ire )uBar canr'to
                         i                                          iiir-, i',asi''ington
nolasses nr11.    ])rr'"'eiirere :lt).'blici. i'very clit\'."
                                       l

'T'i rninrr c'icketsl     u ^           i'li       have      to         i'i,-;irt Incliaris and evcrvthingi"
  \ )   L t t L L t L J




  n (-rrder to r)xpliriil i,iil)"=                          fear i i r i , . ll r l t t ' * r l D f t i r e b i l l h ; r i r 1 . b a b o o i l
  t i v i 1 l i r , r .n e c e s s a r y         to j-rtsert this          :;ttlr]' wlricit was, b)'rnistake,
  eft     out of rts             : i - i { i - : ft u 1 piace.

hiren tiier Princ.e faEily a n d t i r e { : o , n i . r i i I rtv i e y w e r e w i t h r e a c h e d / , . l g o a
                                                                 i
Ba)'and for:nd the ship    gone the )'oiinistel's who were too young
to woi'll foun'J tinrc 5an11int ireavl' oir their                      h;lnd.s rn tliis new
enviroi-inent. Afte:' the first         curio:;itr'\{oi'e off they rescrteci to
alrnost liourl)" pranks that worrierl tireir elciers.



                                                                  / L
ttThu
         owner of the horne rented by the Prince family kePt a large
l n o n X e yc h a i n e d t o a s t u r n p i n t i r e b a c k y a r d .     The chain was several
  feet iong to give it xoom to move about.                                 Drowning his fear and
  his olcl fratred of rhe hairy brutes, ililly took special delight in
, uo rt nle n t i n g t h e u g l y b u I l .
't n i                                          He gave-it a j ibe with a lgng stick
             it Secame furiously              angry and would spring at_ him, coming to
  it* end of the chain witii a jerk that wculd alnost brealc its iteck.
  At first Billy kept a safe distance away_n his tormenlitg -but with    i
  *v*ry neck-brbakiirg flop of the nionkey, his fear diminished and each
  iibe' broueht him a little                  nearer to the hairy giant.                    One unwary
  itrp tooli-hiur within range of the                        infuriated:nonkey           and its next
  lunge was a telL-tale                  one. There was a sharp hot pain as the
  b a b 6 o n t st e e t i r c l c s e d i n a n d a l r n o s t t o o k a b i t e o u t o f h i s s h o u l d e r .
  Heshook himsei.f free with a scream of terror that brought his
 pother to the scene. "Serves you right r" his mother said. through
  tight lips.             "You hrere warned to keep away from the beast."

The lesson in obedience was clcarly learned for it was a long time
before his shoulder was healed of the ugli' wound and BiIly carr"ied
the scar to his grave.



lilly's        mother was unable to ward off blood poisoning in his finger
and ireeks of suffering foLlewcd. Hao ther been a doctor in the
c o u n t r y , h i s f i n g e r w J u t d p r ; b a b l y h a v e b e e n a r n p u t a t e d . - A s - i-t w a s
ttrere i.ras nothing to do bul apply their home rernedies and fight
t h e p oj . s o n a s b e s t t h u ' y c o . r 1 d . F o r t u n a t e l y , t h e f i n g e r . b e g a n t o
heal, After sevcral wet'ks at it there was only the sptit nail ano
the lrrnoy flesh thai surrounded it to show for nhat altnost cosr irim
his lifL'.           B y t h e t i n e i r e w a s t v e I e r t o u g h t o , h e i p - f i n i s h - t h e .w a l l
                                                         I
the horses were rested enci the'; dicln't need it.                                       Due to the herb: and
pouttices that BiLlyrs lnother applieo to iris crusheJ f i;rger he was at
t a s t w e l l e n o u ( i t t o u s e h i s l i a : r c ia g a i n '

"i            could               Jrive          a     it:Jiil:'lowcouLdltrt                   I,    Father?"          he asl.eti.

"\'rlLrr- nothet'    sitv::                             scr ilrlti the   sLlililf              c a n e s u l ' e i ] ' m t i st   tre hauled   to
                                                                                               l i
tlre nilL.        Y.)[ir''.i                            iiat'e io    L1t'ltll.ittc

"Y'es, but                           I'11-       w.ri-cii :i:ari;        arrd dr-ra1l                tire    thirig:;      i-oLi tt-:11 me to."

                          I n,j i i: r:r i i a \ ' ( ' ; r c t c r lj)rctt',' hatelul                     la tci,v arrC tlrat sl)itn tif
                  '
              - ) \l : ,      i','Olli   i.i   ire i     i;irl tt'rir't:rtirlii if                 Sollrc r.rt.tire r:.ist.ttls irappcnerl
              i r .
                            lianilin:;          itI'rjt-tIi'.iilttL',,i,'II            lt.ii'c        t-r) t l - ) ' i t i g,r('s:;. I crtn't
(lt:i7Fr
                            I{ici..ird           l D i , k ) i r . r i r it i t e f i t - l . i : . "

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                                                                                              't r
                                                               rfl In nore afraid            of    floods       than
                                   to the coor '
B i I l y ' ,s n o t h e r c ? T e
i;;i'""s,"         she said'
                                                                 t t l . l er e n o t l i k e l Y t o h a v e r a i n
                                                                           t
                                                    -
- B i l I Y ' s f a ";;- r- l ? ? I " l ^ i : : l : s k y .f o r e
                    the                                                 dark r.itt daY there
                                                                                                       w111
                         ui                   backb ;
 ?:i'["ir]'            -         1iY-e r " "
                                 d a h -Y:t,,
                                      g
 ;;;t;ii't"                ""Y
                            the bie team a:h::I:1.t:-tl: :?i:l
                                         w
 BiIIY felt ugII I:::1 :l::
 u * : - l

       t'igr,
                               i"olSrl"iT'v inpoIl";! ?:^1"-::inbeir
                                            inb lines rrornhis
 ;ii;a      ^*1:h,:::?'^?"1f,;rlao and tooi<
              ;; rroit or the
 t;'iiu"iE".
 fatherts           hands'
                                                                                      cross a wash until you
                                                                                                                 when
                                                                        ^ ol
 H i s m o t h e r s a i d , - " P u : 1 t :c : 1 : i n g :i-I - i t' o f tle n' ti a i n s i n o n e p l a c e x p e c t e d'
                                             l
                                 i s n t t- o m
                                                       -B ly                                                  e
                                                                                                   1e'ast
 m a k es u r e ^ - i r o o a                             f r;oa, wner* tn"y are
 it is       ct eai i^ anoth", r;;dir,E
                                                                                     ljixie who is more af raid
 , , I I l l b e t yto,u r , m o t h e r  i s t h e o n l y w o m a ni n                   idea to look out for
                   ' t "r                   Lut it iiiirri"ul"u^ *ooa
 of f roocls                 Indians
  both.tt
                                        !
   ,,I wi1 1 ,         goodbye everybody "

    ttSee       thatyougethomebeforedark,''hisfatherwarned.
    rr
         f In                                                                                               hl t g s e
             n o t g o i n g c l e a r t o A f r i c a ! I t p r eo lt * ly i' tit I m tihl r€ S u s s H te aa uw ah ebd i n g
                                                             's u l -                          e f.'t
    as he drove out            of the ya;i-"rry
    m ad e o v er h i m .
                                                                                                                      that
                                                                                    r was tne baboon
                                  a t . t h e e d g e o f t h e o r c h a ad f a c e a t i t '
    C h a i n e c lt o a t r e e                     niiri"olll?;-                                               "onej ust
    the circus hacl lef           t behind '                                                                 not forget
                                                       old wrtnrle face. _Itll       -
    i;i"-yo,         bit rny thoulder' You                                             i r y i m- f l o o d s a n d f i g h t
                                                t o drive a a"o*,
                 But I'm old tenougl
    that!                                            tfti"f. IrM afiaid of You.''
    I ndians       so You clon t need to
                                              strained at his chain'
    The monkey grumbled ancl
                                                               ',li"Y:;t':t:?'
                83""i,' 1i,," ' i f " i t,t';"'iill"e:u
                          iii'i till'"[ifi a s h e c o u l d '
      :tti"'.:' w o r d s l t e   y
      his brave                          "t""!
        ,t *3s k ) ' , I l :: l: i"Xll*"::Sr:;:l'+l:'.::;"311;.o^?l^i"ll'"u
               se'ns a n I
        in the s           ot
                                                               lc:il
                     li"il ill"::llil:ii l:;:i:":;::;:i"';:''i3lll'^li
        :il::' :li:"
            lr
         trot" ug"in in time for
                                                 suPPer'

                                                                 lli:"
                                       ;'ll;'*ll'i;'!ni'lii';il"t":
                                   li,l'
         tl.ili;l aill;",li"::";l:u.:l:
         trus tY    d h e H a s'
                                                                          Bi11y asked'
         , , l , l h e ni s y o u r D o y c o n i n g h o m e S i r ? "
                                                             '




                                                                     7B
n T h a tI w i s h I k n e w . H e r s b e e n g o n e t h e l o n g y e a r a n d h e I s o n l y a
b o y , H e s e n d s u s a l l t h e m o - n e yh e m a k e s w o r k l n g i n t h e m i n e s b u t
h e 'd b e s t b e h o m e w i t h h i s f o l k s .
     '                                               Hers a good 1ad, too. "

ItI hope he comes home soon, Slr,"                  8111y said-

the venf next day when Billy    drove up to the mil I with                           his   load,
tl:..r" stood t,he niller's son in the doorway.
ttThis is my Paul ,tt Mr. Hhite                                        I
                                            said proudly.           "He s come home to
stay.t'

           kid,"     Paul greeted hin.              ItWhatts on your rnind?"                             ]:
"Hollo,

"Nothing but therers            sugar cane on my wagon that                wants noving."

Shoveit      along, kidl         Thatrs your job.r'

Billy was nettled.  He wanted so rnuch to see Paul and now he wasnrt
being frienaly at aLl.   Hers a snart'aleck, Billy thought.  Aloud,
he said, "Alright, store-Pants.   Watch ne do it even with a sore
h a n d ."

Instantly,      Paul was beside him in the wagon.

"I was folin',"          he said,        "llowrd you hurt your hand?"

" S m a s h e c li t , " Billy grinned, glad to nake up with PauI . "l{e were
building a walL so we could head            off some horses and steal a ride.tl

"That was tough luck.              tlere,    give me the fork. r'

Before BilLy knew it the cane was in the bins and he and Paul were
talking as fast as they could while the calle was being ground. Paul
told Billy about the nines and other places he had been. Bil1y told
Paul about Africa, about the boa constTictor's trail and about 1ions,
about Walnee and about almost everything he had ever seen or done in
Africa and Anerica.

PauI roared with laughter at the stories and was just starting to
t e l l o n e o f h i s o w n w h e n a h o r s e m a ng a l l o p e d u p t o t h e r n i l l a n d
shouted:

"There's been an Indian raid!" he said "Long ValIey stock al1 kilIed
o r s t o l e n . . . . N a v a j o s h e a d i n gt h i s w a y . "

"Ever;' manout after            them," Paul yelled            and raced to saddle his horse.

"Sorneone iII have to take the word to I'tiddleton atrd your father
         w
and the other settlcrs, can you do it, son?" 14r. lvhite asked.

"Father would expect me to,                 Sir,"    BilJ'y answered.



                                               79
B i l l y r a n f o r h i s t e a m a n d d r o v e t h e w a g u no u t o f , t h e y a r d a t a b r l s k
Pace.
t t N o t s o f a s t , s o nI t t M r . W h i t e c a l ' 1 e da f t e t h i m .

A l l a l o n g t h e w a y n e n o n h o r s e b a c k o r o n foot were hurrying .to , fhe..+*.r;arfr*
                                                                 'rwatch out f or InJ uns!J-'".-,1,:"i,
molasses-miIl where they were to gather '                                                   ' : a ".: ;,
                           'tf t I s been raining tubs , buckets and dishpans.           "
one would caI1.
another shouted.
                               r'Toweny,
f'f r11 make itt" Billy cried.         Iou o1d plugs!" he
to his team. "That means hurry l "

About a nile from his hone theTe was a Place where the littlc                                                     Cotton-
,ooa                carne from the south into                     the Big cottonwood wash. - Bi1lyr_s
w a y l e a r t t-o" - it n " t o w e s t a l o n g t h e B i g c o t t o n w o o d . T h e . s k y w a s - d a r k w i t h
        "d t i            he
;iAra;:                              if it rSined veiy hard there r+ould be a flood in
the bis wash and he wouldnrt be able to cross for hours r p-erhaps not                                                     '
,riii-f,"ining                  a n a b y t h a t t i n e t h e I n d i a n s c o u l d c , r n e -u p t h e o t h e r
side of the iash.                        if no one was there to stop tnem they could round
,p-"ii-ttr"             stock in the valley and be gone before anyone knew they
had been the re .
                                                                             gallop'                                of
" T o w e n y ! ' t h e c r i e d a n d w h i p p e d -h i s t e a m t o a -         th" snell
rain wis alrearly corning ooi^rn                   the- valley on the winc'          He stood
up in the wagon and sh6uted to                         the horses again- and again'

"No o1d Injun is               going to beat us!                 But water niSht!"

"If only I could cross the wash where Little                     cottonwood comes in,"
t s i l l y t i r o u - yhet t.
                      g           But the banks were   too steeP and-high for a wagon
and tean.                       tj.me was precious.
                                          -            Herd have to leave the horses and
cross the wash on foot.                     lt Nas  too far to drive all that way around.
lle listened for any sound that r,rightwalnhim if a flood was coming.
All he could hear ivas the roaring of the wind.                     A Big drop -of rain
fell and stung his face.                      "I'd better hurry!" he though and began
unhitching the tean.

"And I hope no old                 injuns       get You"'

With one last look up the wash and vith his nother's wirnilg                     rinS-
inc in his ears he siid down    the bank into the big wash. That only
tolk     minute but when he tried to climb out on the other side he
     " 't do it.
couldn             The banks were almost striright up and down and
when he caught hold of rocks or shrubs to help pullhinself                   up they
carneloose arrd sent  him rolling  to trre bottotn again.             He knew
there had been :'ain earl ier in-the day.      He was afraid to go up the
wash to find a better   place to 8et out so he decided to run down it.
If he couid reach the mouth of iittte     C o t t o n w o o r ia n d g o u p t h a t ,
he knew where there was a pl.ace   to get on top.           Herd been there lots
of times for it was near his    home.

Ile began to rttn - there was a roaring up the-big-wash that.soltnded
like ihe ocean. It wasn't at all like the wino had soundedup on
top.   l { e r e m e m b e r e dt } r e s t o r n a t s e a w h e n t h e y w e r e c o n i n g t o A m e r i c a
and he knew why his mother was more afraid of water than Indians.
                                                       80
                                                                                                                                           of   i--hat, irt: haci to            get       home and
         But he Oidn't have tirne to think
         warn his father of the raid'
                                                        C c l c t o t ' i w o o dw h e n h e i r e a r d
         He was almost tC the mouth oi the I,ittle
                             of a dog.   He rooked up, terrified,                    €xpecting
         the sharp u"iri"g                                                                  dog
                                             rtrhat he saw was            one little
         to see Ind:,ans ar1 around irirn.
                                       much much higher up            thal the -top of
         on a narrow-rit.f f of rcck,
         his own head- and  abou. tn6 do g l eanilg - dorrn oVer the wash, trying
{, i--
llt '    io-rrach her pet was a tiny    Indian girl.
ltr.,


i"r.'
                                      Bii.Iy shcuted, forgetting                                                                                                              hrs fear for
N*l , , G o b a c k !  ycurl1 fal1r"
;:l
if
                      His voice *"i  drownecl by t\" roaring of                                                                                                              the noises in
A,l
      ninself.
ti
tl
      the wa5h.        He was alnost sure a flood wa5 coming'

         , , G ob a c k ! , , h e s c r e a n e d a g a i n a n d r + a v e d h i s ; l r m s t o w a r d t h e c h i L d '
al

ti
t;
         she saw him, then , and tninking                        ii* ho-d come to t-t:}p her she leaned
t '
                                                                     to her dog. -Pilly                 say the bank
t .
         farther out than ever and poinied
                             h" heard her scream as she fell,                       landing on the rock
         cave off,
         b e si d e   the dog .          He was so huppy that she-hadnt t gone clear to t,he
                                                                     Now if only tl"              rock would hold!
         bottom that jre felt                  like   cryi;g'.
         The rock oipp"a a little,                       thel settlecl        down against the roots of aTr
                                                                                                         He gave a sigh
         old,     dead .bltonwood tree and cli<tn't move any-moTe'
                                                                     of the Little             Cottonwood.           If he
         of relief           and raced for the mouth
         c'uid climb out on top anci get to                          ihe t-ree before the flood came
         he could save her.
                                                                                          climb out.      He founct it
         i i e r a n t . o t h e p r a c e w h e r e h e l c n e' w liiie r ec, o u i . d
                                                                  i'
                                                                        e
         ,"a p"rled hinrself ti) the top.-                                        not far away and in plain
                                            He want;c tc,r run towarcl it,                      shoutJ-ng that the
         sight was his home.
                                              Iltrt tltere rias the tiny liltle                      girl   and her
         Inclians were ccrrrng!
         ,1og,right l*
                                 .the path of tiie flooo.                       IIc cou1t1;r't gc away arid leave
         iier there.

         IIe raced along the top of-tire little                                                                 wash and over to the edge of
                                                                                                                        w i i t : r ' eh c : t h o r r g h t t h e t r e e
         tfie big one, tryrng tb str-il:e tlrc place                                                                                                                      ile
                                                                                                                                                       the tree.
                       b
         w o u J r , c ie .           H e r o o k c d o v e r l i r e e c l g t : b u t c c , r . r l cn o t s e e                    r
                                                                                                             just_ thell tiie litt1e                        dog barked
         listei-led, wo'oer-ing ivi:at t, rlo ai:t
                                                               C i - : l l e lf l ' r . ' r ' i: i t i C i t f a r t h e r      UD tiie wlSit "
         , g a i r - , , r r ' , . it h e l : ; c ; i l i - l c i
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                                                                                                                                       to       i'c.tc.ir Iler,             iic ;ll'abbetl    f'--'i']ter     but
         As soon                                          as h,.
                                                                                                                                   .r)'.          still             liuqgi-:ri1hcr- tlog in          her      arril>
         s h e : - , l r r a n kb a ,
                                                                                                                           'iis r.Cilirt    r,'tlllld flot  setrtl it  &I1''1
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                                                                                                                                                   i,ut  iicl,i wilele    it
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                                                                                                                                    .
                                                                                                                                 a wal.l of      w;'lt(iI' and rcd    nud
          v;ii:r .                                                                                   Sai{ ti-tc iirl,r,1
                                                                                                                       t'ictrS tlrttt    it   diilirrt- lool:   lrke   it    \{aS
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          - , - r ' i .
          l , r U V - Ll r             g ;i
                                                                                                                himself-
          iie clirieile'l :-,|,' -lrilC                   an,i ilir: ,1.;.' ,l'! one illl'l i1fid prrlleti
                                                             .riie
                                                                   tli'}tt:t".  lt i..,ill] a irarii ci j.irill wj.th  thent
          l . r r r - i ' :i l t t o tirt' i i.r.:e lvrtli
                                                                                                                                        tiic   jrrlrille  training                aiitl    his     hard
              squirning irr hr :-, ariit.                                                                      Strt            f,,t'
                                                                                             lie   cr)liltitt't                    h",\'t-' 'loltt-' rt  at  a1i '
          )'O tl l) rl                          S t i'il ti i', t lt ,


                                                                                                                                     o l
                                                                  the        top         the    f loocl s truck.          The tree          shivered
B ef o r e            he cour d reach
                                                   ;;;-;";;;                 thi'ust it            asainst the bank'                   In that instant'
;:';i;                 ;;.;;-;;
                                              a            9        l        :,i e r h i s
iiti i ".i i i i " u' " gi' r i" ' ihe of acn kan oi,i e .1h e9ba .lk t::-1 "u n d::t, ,::..1n:,,1'
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; ;g;I li t La "\ l* r llY"l
w                  u      l    r
                                    his a e nc feit t
                                         rru"ri"o"a cn           an sride                                                       r r       - ^ f ^ ' r - -           l - ^ -

w e i s h t . r { e. i u ; ! l ; a - t r ' " ' n i r o 1 n f i.: u l *w1 I-l 3a n" 1 1 in:t1stw g?n : } ta w:a:y
F { 5 I $ l t L r              ^ l
                                                                      . a F d . e:  w         : i:r l-i f g " : *
f r o r n t h e w a s h . T h e o a n t <t o p p l e d l i k e ;
in the f lood.
                                                                had ever been
Bil1y stood up to look around, ;nore afraid than he
in his 1ife.          not n n""-luit"i    pt"tunted  itself'   Inilians I I where
there was one' there ;;ti-;;           ;";;i    Hundrods uore rnaybe' Maybe the
i;;;i";i;y"itil""t-r.'"a       iost this little     sirl  and thev would cotne
L)ackto get her.          ,n"/ i'o"to  fina his teim arrd take thatr too!
                                                                         tnove to go
 He Iooked Iongingly toward his home but he made no with hin the
 toward it.        He was                     if he took the child home
 i;;;;;r-;;rra       rina    i
                           l"u;i ;-ii;i " . "     and think his father had stolen her.
 p;;h;;;     ii-n"   i"ijia ii""             tr'". and take her back thev.woul'rl not
 hurt him. they wouro be so glaa'                      But wflich way woulcl he go?
                                                           been sent to warn the
 Suddenly he knew exactly what. to do' ,He ha<r
 ;;;;i;;;ttt ain" t h a t * i i ' * i ' a t
             - id                           he must do' He had alreaily lost too
                                                                       the rndians
 ;;;;-;;;;.         nop"a r,.'a u" forgiven for that and tha
 wouLd nct come   '
                                  and held out his hand'  She sniled
  "Come me!" ijilly sai.d to her
  and took hol,d of nis-fioni  iittg"t with one hand and boosted the dog
                                                             hin hone.                   i f , e o t h e r o n e a n < if o l l o w e d
  ;;-";;;;ri-n"r-it,o"ia!r-"itr,
                                                                                  Billyt s- story'     Richard
  I tf w a s a p r o u d b u t a l t x i o t r s f a n i l y . t h a t h e a r d
  ^
     nilil   s 'p i yu " a a n u
                 B'                             tne raid f rorn one end of the valrey to tire
  ;;;;;:              mionight   "," * t - o f   n a n a n d b o y w a s r e a d y f o r w h a t n i g h t c t - t t c'
                                         "u"iy
                                                                                 went by and not an Indian
  l.lorninq came and nothing happcned' The dar
  ',;;.";;:".-                        nen began        to murnur tnit O:fry'ahd made.up the                                                                                             {r
  "io.i:'-l-i,r. inun rf,"                      ii;. night, onJ.y Bil1y's family believed                                                                                               .(+
                         iu b" sn,rrf .                                                                                                                                                  if'-
  t lrat l:t h3d tol (l : t:c t ru:h.                                                                                                                                                   rL
                                                                                                                                                                                        d'
                                                                                                                                                                                         q
                                                   i r n d . ' r s t a n c H h a t h a d h a r r p e n e ct lh a t t h e I n d i a n s d i d n r t                                      .)Y^
                                                                                                                                                                                        .'J.

   Bi1lr' couldn't                                                                                                                          a
                                                                                                                  _
   i l " " , " f i t " - . i ' i o r ' i i i " r , " ' i i , i , p t , . f r : r t l . i r i : i n g t h a t . n eT hh a' didi il d1 r te < k n o w
                                                                                                                     e;
                                                                                                                                  '
                                                                                                                                    nt
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   r r i c L * u tlfn " : t i t e n .
           -         ,                I'heY didn't     i . , , o u -a b o r - r t t i r e c h i l i i                                                                                    .n
                                irad hirirlcn  her aw;r1 so the''-r wouldq' t De auy trouble '                                                                                          :-..'
   ni.
   \!here }rarj ,i," .o*"                  iiotnt   I-tioi.t't her parent:; lrirnt her anY nore?                                                                                        ,,4
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                                                           afte:- the flood w!|nt down
                                                                                                                                                                                          Jtt


   .lrs :,c,on as !.ichari coLilci .:r'o::i tl)f wash
                                                            He returned to te11 hi5                                                                                                     : ,"+
                                                                                                                                                                                           *i

   he irent to look fo. th-r i ea;il :rnd rragon'
                          'iiir:' wnere Ri l'l 1. heri 1e,fr' it but the hoTses were
   i'atiter t n{ \'"aqoIr
             lliily  '.c1t very sa(l ahotlt tilxt for tirey were a fine team'
   ioIlt.
                                                                                                 IjilL)',"    iiis    father          saici'          Dontt
    t'i
       t t s            rjitoL:rlir'.hl,t                  \'()tl ;tr'j alii'e,
                                                                              r'
    ,,i0rr)'            atrottl             r    pair        ()i 11r.trlje:1.

    'i'lit'
                    Ilext            r : 1 on r n q ,
                                           r                i ttst     beiortt              iiayb::eai':., tllere came a knock- at the
    'ioo:^.                 Bi I lt''s              f r t i t t : t - w er i t t i ;        open it    and i:i 1i1' heard him sa)'
    t'i''.'it:it Yoir                  w:ri) t ? "

                                                                                          aS allvthilrg'          Iie covered           trn his               heacl and
                                     l,iil','       i i i o r , r q i r * - ,S i i r e
 that madehim think                       or the ostiiciies               back in Africa    so he uncovered
 it again.

 " M e C h r e f t " h e h e a r c l a g r u f f v o i c e s a y . - " l r { eb r i n g   present.      Me bring
 horsesback. ife take Indian girl                         away ,.
                                                                ,

 P.ltty scrarnbledout of bed and peeked from behind the bed curtallls.
 His rnother came from the back rborn with the little girl and r+ent to
 stand by his father.

 " l { o wc o n e ? " t h e t ' a t h e r a s } i e c , p o i n t i n g     to the chiLd.

"Heap 1ost, tribe no find.          ile see boy, h€ fol1ow to steal horses.
i'!*see boy tie horses, see boy cross wash.            Me get readv to stroot.
No rvant boy to tel l white rnen Inclians come. l'fe hear dog,
                                                                                 il€ see
p a p o o se . l'le wai t . You boy heap brave .   lfe b r r n g p r e s e n t .    l'{e tell
braves no shoot, no stea1.          l,ie iriend.',

"Hliere hurses?"                      lJilivts    fatirer     asked.

"In barn.           Pony for             boy     in   barn,   too. r'

Bi1ly's father              shook the             chief's     hancl and his        mother gave hin        the
1i.tt1e {rir1 .
' ' M eg o . P r e t t y s o o r r r i g h t .  y o u p l o w w i t h h o r s e s. . . I n d i a n s n o
                                                                                                         stear.
        .
i . I eg o -w a y b a c k . I n d i a n s a l r s i t d o w n t " w i t h t h o s e                      Irrdian
chief slipped back inro the nir.:ht.                                                  "o.ai,-tiiu
"l'iliar a lcrt he'd hiive tc                     teil   peter- and John,t          A pony   of   hrs   o h r r )t n t i
      anci L)',.cryhi ng.
                   t

!i11y h;rrt rrow reacheLl the age of seventeen years arrd i-eit
                                                                                            thar
hc wrs qrrite grorv' ,r), that he had outgrowt the name Birry and
                                                                                                 lviir.,t{rii
t o b ( r . , . . 1e t l i i i l l i a r : r
                     l                     .      so, he"nceforth ihat is the namc hc'shall        I)r.
k t r ' - - r w 'r " t o r i t i i i r e a t r d a s r u l r i i I
               b                                                   he acquireir the uon,.i ciii
- r t t ice I J i I I l n r i C r . ; r n J p ; r i l i i 1 r , .

                                                                                                             I irc
                                                                                                          t\ .t:)

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                                                         S3
                                                or no pain, olly surpt.l:u'           At first'
Wirlianr stilI             felt littIe
                                                              iookilgr  unable to realize
h e f e l t f o o .l ii h e , j u s t s i t t i n g t h b r e
                        sh
his loss.                    finger   was so ngatly disjolnted that it scarceJ'y
                                                                    had lost his f inger.                He
bred.       slowly ire oegan to realize tir"t ire
                                                    iears of szTgathy        were streaming down
looked mutery at his-Itiend.                                                   For some time,
his face.          The untenoed            milr burred steaaiiy. on.
                                                                 Then-he arose and went out
h,ilIiam regarded his finger ruqiully".
                                                                 e tirrough the starlit
t o h i s b r a i k e t e d t e a m . A s h e a i o v e ' h o ma v e w a y t o a l m o s t u n b e a r -
night the numbness tii'"t eicfu,led                       pain g
abLe torture.
                                                                                                                     he
                                                                     ! -t
" l ' l o n k e ya n c im o a s - s e * i 1 l ' - , " hri rl i s f ^n lo:t:h e:r1 9 ,i , e *s l :e g lri e,w l t;h e s k i n
                 s          l         s
                                                                   r            wh i     1 :h " d , * :
sat white and trembling before                                                               carefulty '
                                        it
over the end of his fi;ger and bandaged
                                               to   Twice he had
lVilIiam knetv what his father was referrrng                      His
                                            ciuse to.regret il.'
disobeyed and both trmes he haC painful                    teeth that he
                                          of the monkeyts
shoulder would alwaYs carry in* inarks                              Those
hacl teased in Aigoa   BaY and ;;; n"-ftoa lost his front finger'
                ttltlon                                            for
                                                               nrilIs" would be terms that                                stood
words,                                                                                                           eriploYed for                the
            ,

               tohim
                                   n - r -
                      as Iong *-h-rlived.                                                  TheY were
 disobediente                                        times as-they list-
 benefit of tire descendants of "GrandpaBilIy" nan)
                                                  overtakes those who
 ened in awe to the tale of ito" iwift^punishment
 disobey.
                                         bcy began to get girl    conscious'
 Atrcut thj-s time the long gangling
                                            trow, was l.sytlden and sur-
 Tire j-irst sign of the sIaS"r than as
                     in pef to{oi .            '  The f ight against insects
 pris inf, ir,i"?est                "ppearance               problem' None
 a n d 1 , . e - < t s ,s p e ' c i a 1 l ;n L a a t i : g ,
                     e                                                  o3s stirl
                                                                          11i"I.
                                                                  sc" urge in, spit".9{
                                                                        o                  the
 were free for ver,'- long froin tiris Latter
 vigil ance of s is t e,r                      r
                                   m o t i - , €.    I{illiarn now spent hour oi 1i ng and
                           " ra c h s t ' r ' a n d o f h i s h a i r ,
                           e ri                                           to comb cut the pesky
           anci picking


                                                                                                                                                          I
 Conrbing
                                                                          eggs front arouncl each
 1ittle   nrrisairces ancl to disiocige the nits or
                     iifter rveei.sof"patient                 effort       h; reLt grown up ancl
 sep..rate hair.
 fc:r.'li'to Ho set'tirtl eirls'                                                                                                                          I
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                                                                            See his   i;:-titfrer Franl' atid                                             $
  l{e .i'.'Ci.tit:tltc                       i] vi:;i't ti,r Iiarmon)'to
  ), i :. 1l:i i -io ttt r I n , ; i i '        Llut relrlly,    lie ru,rtt witir thc it1c3 clf sc':ing
                                             l tvecl tlrcr.'    It dirjn't   t;ike irinr i ong to f i'rrd oui"
  i.,'ilitI i.,ind cl{ g i r l s

                                                                                                     the towll              l , J a t c l la n
  L l r r cd r r v a b r r t c l l o i f e l l o w s w e l l t o t l t b e h i n d                                       )
                                                                                                                     " (d b c e n r a i s e : d
                                                                                                          Omarha
  I r r r j i a n i i o y , ( r i 'r;r ' , " " " o " a , - . i a u i w j f d i r o r s e '
  i r ; : t * , n r a i , i : r : t ii i . a n . t         wa: cne o{ th,:: garrg.. Thc i:irls of ih. 1,rwrl
                                                                                                                                           watch
                                                                                                i
  f o l l o w c ' c la n r l : a t o n i n " 1 " u . " o I . p e e t < e d h r o u g t r . t h : ! o f : s - s o l c l l '        t
                                                                                                                                    t
  1]ri'sDort.                   i i i l .l i " t . t t i o t f t o o i r i s i d e i d l y w h i t t i ' i n g . a
                                                                                                               tire tie post and
                           trlindioldecl horse was irerng snubbed to
  " ie ii r " 'gi fs a < i r . l 1 .e 1 1 ' = . t"t4 " - ir iti"s-,a i a i a u g h i n g - a n d c h a t t i n g ' c i i m b e d t o t h e
  b , tr t"                                 . r           ".i
   fencc he 1oo).'-' r                      ,' p .                              tol he lo-okecinto tlre face of the
                                                                                                                                     ir ringleis
  p."ii;.;;t-gi;i                        l t , , l t - t . | el -r n . l * u " r , " e r , . t i e r d a r k h a i r h u n g
                                                                      iier eyes w€.redeep lllrre,                  l . r e : .c } t e e } . s a s r e d
   alc.und irer prqlirnt racc.                                                                                                             her
   as an apple.                        5ire      was not tinned as the.oth-er girls were and
                                                                                                         Sire looked straight
   J : - e s s o f i r o n e s p u ; r , . i t " o - f t "- i i o pi e r f e c t i o n '
                                                                                 '
   l,aci: ittto hj.s eves,                                p t , y i t gn n g a t h i m '                 Ile was toc sh1' anrl
   u n r r s ; c do g i r L : i t o ; l n
                     t                                "a i " t a r l t " i ! g r o t r n d s o h e s h u f f l e d o f f ' w h i t t l -
                                                                           h
   in;; with            great care anrl an air of unconcern'                                               liut his cheek:; br'Irned
   rrnc.jmfortabl)'.
                                                                      il4
    Just then, a shout went up fron the crowd and the Indian and his wild
    h o r s ew e r i o f f .      But wili horses had lost their charn for William
    for that day. He scarcely bothered to l-ook. He was too bgsy cast-
    ins furitive qlances in the direction of a pretty girl.                                        The fun vas
    ovir,         'fhe giils, left to thenselves soon wanderedoff in,pairs or             -
                        -It                                     '
    in croups.                wis many nonths before Williarn saw that girl again.
# A f t i r s i y i n q'u i r i e s h e l e a r n e d t h a t h e r n a n e w a s L o u i s a L e e . H e
i#
                            a
{s t h o u c h t i r h a t    pretty nane and she was alnost as sweet herseLf.
& Thouinhe watchecl foi her everynhere, !e did- not see her_again. Then
EThe.l6arned that her nother'"hgd dled and she had gone to Fillnore to
ifl
s l i v e ' l r i t h h e r s i s t e r , J a n e D a l t o n . H a r r n o n yw a s a d u l l p l a c e , h e
l
(. t h o u g h t . H e n a y a s w e l l g o b a c k h o m e . T h e r e w e r e t h T e e P r e t t y
t
1'
I
    girls there in Miadleton.
i
i


I    Arl through the years while the settlements were being established
{    ln"re                 as eliewhere in the state',constant trouble with the
     tnaian      " ss l l t a n y i s o l a t e d c a s e s o f k i l l i n g H e r e r e p o r t e d t o t h e
                   ".
     settlers.             Evlry care must be taken to -Protect their homesand
     iheir fanilies,'                 The settlements were fiequently robbed and.pill-
     a s e da n d t h e n o o p l e l e f t w i t h o u t s t o c k o r o x e n . s o m e t i n e s i n t h e s e
     riids both wnitei and Indians were kirled.                                     In June, 1860' the
     o e e 'o le o f
     'tho s e            L o n s v a l l e y w e r e f o r c e d t o a b a n d o n .t h e i r h o n e s b e c a u s e o f
                 aerre.dafions.' WiIliam, Mahroni Steele and tuo other young
     ;;;-;";;';;iiea                 io help herd'the Loey vallev stock that- hail been
                                                                 'Ih
                                                                      ng
     iounaua up and               driven io Dixie.                          were herded on the bench
     where the town of                   Hurrican now stands and from there to Berry
     i f r i n g s , w h i c h w a s o n t h e V i r g i n R i v e r b o t t o m s' T h e I n d i a n s h a d
     p i a n n E at-o m a s s a c r e t h e s e t t l ; r s o f P a n g u i t c h a n d L o n g v a l l e y , b u t
     l-iiienafy             squawrrarned then in Panguitch and John Butler and Tim
     R o b i n s o nw e r e s e n t a t n i g h t t o w a r n t h e L o n g v a l l e y r e s i d e n t s a n d
     the town was hastily aooidoned. The Indians, learnirrg that their
     p l a n s h a d r n i s c a r r i e d a n d t h e L o n g v a l l e y r e s i d e n t s w e r e g o n e' , c a r r i e d
     ihe raid into every settlemellt fionr Longvalley to l'lonroe' Not a
     ranch nor a settl.cmentwas Ieft.
     W i l l j , a ma n d t h e o t h e r b o y s c a l l e d t o h e r d t h i s s t o c k f o u n d t i m e
     6;;;t-;"-;heii              ha.,as. The feed was plentifur and the stock did not
     ,t..y.         E v e r y m o r n i n g t h e y r o u n , l e du i , t n e h e r d a n d t h a t f i n i s h e d t h e
     inyi',ro.f.           t n " y l a c t - a f e i . rg o o d h o r s e s a n d o f t e n r o d e i n t o T o u q u e r -
     uiii. to chat with the boys or ]ook o^ at the dance. The food was
     b e t t e r t h a n t i t e y w e r e u s e b t o a n d a l t o g e h e r , t h c v e r r j o y e dt h e i r
     g u a r d d u t y . I f t h e y h a d b e e n a t h o m ei h e r c r v o uJ h a v e b e e n h a r d
                                                                                            l
     iork to,lb,              It ivasso hot that working in the fields had no charm
     f o r a n y o f t h e m . T h e a s s i g n m e n t c a n r ea l l        too jooll to iln end'
     Williams next a,lventure tvai more exciting                               and more dangerous as
     "e11.
                                                                                                  o
     l n t . h e w l n t e r o f t h t s s a m e y e a r , 1 8 6 o , C y r u s I l 3 n c o c f :f P i n e v a l l e y
     was ridi'g          i.n the hi1ls neai- the tol./n,                  about trvo 3nd one half miles
     from his hone, when tivo Navajo Indian; sprang f roln a bush and grabbed
     nli norr" by ihe bits.                  He was barebacked. ]'he horse reared and
     f ii.fr"a "r th" I'dians              j a b b c r e d i n t h e i r . o r v n t o n g r l ( - ' .. l l i s . h o r s e w a s
     i i e a r t h e b r i n k o f o t u a s i ta l m o s t c o n p l c t e t y f i l l e d  rvrth underbrueh.




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l.lhile he was wondering what he could do to protect himself, other
I n d i a n s g l i d e d i n t o v i e w , s h o u t i n g' ' ^"' T io t t e n y I " w h i c h n r e a n s q u i c k .
                                                                   h Ie                                                  Ile
slid frorn         his horse into the wash                                   the two Indians vho hatl
appeared first were giving their attent j.on to the frightened horse.
As-he disappeared into the underbrush the arrows began to fly.                                                          The
Indians rair'along               t h e b a n k o f t h e H a s J ra n d p e p p e r e d e r r o w s i n t o t h e
brush and one found its rnark and pierced his wrist.                                                Quickry snapping
it off he fled            o n k e e 'p ko n g a s l o w a s p o s s i b l e i n t h e b r u s h . l h i s
                                       S i oi
ruse saved his 1ife.                           he outdistinceil then and hurried on to
the town. An old man with a yoke of oxen tvas coming up the.canyon)
for firewood.             H a n c o c k s h o w e d t h e b r o k e n a r re w i n h i s w r i s t a s h e
                                                                               'Ih o
Ieaped to the wagon shouting the alarn.-                                              friShtened old tnan
turired and the steers ran pell me1l as he applied the wiip into
town.         lhey shouted the warning as they went.

A messengerwas sent post haste to warn the- regular lTlilitia or
cavalry at St. George. Ririers were placed between the towns to
watch for signs of the lndians'                         lrtilliam was detailed to ride to
Washington to patrol between                     there and Harrisburgh.              T h e -g r o u n d
was coiereil with snow                 which nade it easy to detect any fresh tracks.
As he nearect the Padilock place he saw where fresh horse and cattle
tracks had crossed the road leading away frorn Pinevalley.                                      He
followed the trail              Iong enough to deternj.ne that a large bunch cf
horses and stock had been driven that way. He was in a good Place
t o f a l l v i c t i r n o f a n a n b u s i l. H e w a s y o u n g a n d l i f e w a s g o o d , w h y
take a chance.              H e t u r n e d h i s h o r s e t o w a " d h o m e'  Then shane
cvercame fear and he nuttered to hinself                              as he turned 5xgk."Dann a
coward!" He rode in haste to notify t-ltel{ashington authoritics

'lhe
           pecple of l\'ashingtott irad secn llo siins of dlstr-trbance and the)'
d o u b i e c i -h i s s t o r l ' .  There coui dn' t be Indians in miles of there '
l , i h ,r-e d i d h e t h i n k t i r e - v c o r t l r l h a v c b e e n i r i d i n g n o t t o h a v e b e e t r
            :
seen by someone? But he helC to ilis story and told the nen that
 i f t h e r " w o u l t i c o n t eh - i t h h i n h e w o u l d s h o w t h e t n t h e t r a 1 l m a d e b y
 the stock.            It corrlcl do tro harn to talie a look, til?v thought ,
 s o t u o r n e nw e r e d e t a i l e d t o I o b a c k w i t i r h i i n . T l t e t r a i l w a s s t r l l           'rhat ]raci 1^''li"ll-lril
p1aln         in trre fresh                    snoli.          i:   u:1.s t-t':.ri.:ttt to tirc neII
i - ' ' e e na f e , , , , ' n l n t r t - e s e a r l i e l     o n h i : : r i : i : - s i o t t , h e w t - r t : l r ih l l v e r u n r i r ; : t ' r -
 lnto       tirc Inrli;rrrs a:, tirev fLerl irl,,ri lht'ir                                    attacl:        cn Iinncocll wrtir the
stc-Ien cattler                    frcil       lrnevalle)-,               :-or strch tirei'prcrt'et1 to                     be

ifilliam  rr'aSiit oltce orderer: trr ritit' back *.o St. t;eorfle and inforn
(.afitain .lchn I).1,. Pjerce oi the discoverl',                                llpon arriving            at :it-.
                                                                                              'io liashilrlton
Georgr.,  iai'tain  I'i e:-ct' ir)!,'-r'irctei l:in to :-itic i':it:k
                                'ihoma-'r
and get his brotirer,                          i'iercc rrrcl ljend.is Crr:trl':::'. Pierce altcl
                                                        'lir:1'
Cooper wer"e bol's    iii I I j.ans alc.                         werr: io iL:l low the c:rvalrv rlr
throrrgh Black Rocli      t - . a n v o t ta t r J j . n i c t h a l { L l r r i c a , r e V a l t e y w h e r e C a } i t a i l r
                                                           'ihe leeirtg lndians.
i'iercc ho1,edthe-,'\ioijld overtalt                             f

I r r c a r r t ' i n g o u t t i l e s e o r c l e r s t l l c r ) o Y s u ' j r cl h c o n i r e l i e ( i t o b e i I r t l r e
                                                                                         ' ev
sedrile aIl dav ancl thc' iol icriirrg nitirt.                                                     rorl^ ha:'d tc overt3l:c
tire cavalry'.             ! . 1 c r r cst i ( . o o p e r ' j i t o r ^ r ; c i c L l . e x h a u s t e t i j u : t    before
                       'fhis
daylight.                       pl ir;irt made it in)I)ossrblc to !:o on.                                         A i .I o i t h t r
horses were in nuch the same stat? sc titttre was nothinl                                                               to do but
givc a rest.                lheY        consequcntiY crawlet. off intt-' a hollow where
horses anti Lroys votr j (i be strei ter,--<l f r,rm cnenrv e;r'cs and rested uiri i 1
                                                                        i: i,
the Cooper boyrs horse                                                    was sti"ong enough                        to go oil.  By this                      tlme
they had given up hope                                                    ot overtaking  the                        cavalry  and finding                       that
t h e I n d i a n s h a d c r o s s e d t h e H u f r i c a n e V 'a I e* y , t h e y t , u r n e d t h e i r
                                                                'l h l
horsesand headed toward Ft. Pierce.                                      Indtans hao lett a plarn
trail ttrat told the story of their flight.

A st h e b o y s r o d e a l o n g t h e B l a c . k R o c k C a n y o n t h e y h e a r d t h e r i n g
o f h o r s e s f e e t o n t h e s a n d st o n e s .    Fearing that they were running
into a band of Indians, they left the trail                              and climbed up the side
                                                                                                         'fhere,
of the canyon as f ar as they could and hid behind huge rocks .
they remained the rest of the day and through the night,                                         Tf^u next
d a y 't h e y r e t u r n e d t o S t . G e o r g e . T h e i r a s s i g n m e n t o f d u t y h a c l b e e n
a dangerousone.                Had the Indians chosen to 1ie in                                h
                                                                                       anbus , tfreir
e s c a p ew o u l d h a v e b e e n p r e t t y u n c e r t a i n .
                                                                 j
S o o n a f t e r h i s s k i i ' r n i s h w i t h t h e N a v a o s t h e T e r r i t o y o f t ft a h o r d e r -
ed a militia          to be formed              and all boys ot Southern Utah were re-
quired to serve one day of each week at St . George tra ining.                                             Ttris
w a s a t r y i n g a s si g n m e n t      for it was terrif icaily not.                     After a tinre
a n e n c a m p m e n tw a s f o r m e d a t N e w t l a r n o n y a n d 5 r J 0 s o l . d i e r s w e r e r e -
cruited irom all of the towns of the South and as far north as
Filtnore.          Intensive trainrng was carried on at this camp. It was
not so       b a d b e c a u s e i t w a s m u c l r c o o l e r i n H a r r n o n yt h a n a t S t . G e c l r g e .

H i l l i a n a n d J o h n I i n l a y r , r e r e r n e n b e r so f t h i s n i l i t i a .       Guard duty
waspart of tireir training.                            One night while these irnpish young mert
r + e r eo n d u t y , t h e y d e c i d e o t o g o i n t o t o w n t o t h e d a n c e . N o s o o n e r
h a d t h e c a r i l ps e t t l e d d o w n t o s l e e p t h a n t h e ' g s l i p p e d a l { a y , , I t " ^ I a s
a fooligh thing to do and rvould have nreriteu a court nartial had
there been any trouble with the Indians.                                        tiad there been anI danger,
or course, the bi:ys would not have gonL'. They knew it was just
r c u t i n e w o r k " I i a c i t i r e y b c - c r t. i i s c o v e r e d i t w o t t l d h a v e b e e n \ r e r y e m -
barrassing ju:,t the sante. Fortunately, no oile was the wiser and the
b c ) ' s h i d a g c c t i t i r n e a n c l w e i ' e b a c k o n d u t y i l r t r m e t o b e l e Li e v e d b t '
lhr-' next                     gut rt1.
                                                              'l'ire
l'he nrrlitia            w.-isshort lrvccl .                             U. S . Covertnent became tilisinfoi'ined
as to          j ts pit.ri-r()sc. llan;r at,rocitlus s t o r i c s                         \terc sti1l    to1cl of the
l , ' l o r n c n s . B e r : ; . i u s e f t h i s n r i s i t i f o r 'l n a t i o n t h c '
                                        u                                                      rliirti;l w;1s order to
oisbdr-it-i. Tli;:, .ie1i giitcrtl tirtr                   youii( fellori:, wiio wtDtctl trt be i'ree to
0c cot-lt'ting.                     r
                ,icco].rlittq t*c-thcir'(l                                                               i,.icrs, tiicry didtttt  i,ive tituch serlse
                                    r t : . , .: ;.                                                        lrrt tlreir  dcvilnterri- lliiirill-v ttiti
i,l those diys . t }-,tlse'r'or-llls
IiCt ,lI)C           .ill.''               ll:lllt.

                                                                                                         'L.lreal:r:i11
                                   S o r l r r a 1 - i c t ' t i , r r ): ( - : . r p . l ( l r :r r i '              !u3r,-1 .littr', titere                           i{as
                                    I i ; r t ' r n o n )"i  \ ' / j l ,l i i i l i tv:l:i vi-'i')' fo:i.t of llag;;ii' irtlil',', thc
                     oi            ltrs            ;rli1,      . . 1 ' . ; i l :-i i t l u   ;.u    tc,.lk l"t.it:ljt-' Lo      tire    tlaltce.


               - T C C J I             i l i

             rritlr a
             a b r " o : r-.-.r r                        irc-rt'se.            5llic \i'-l:; i'ro .1r'c'aiil gr rl                       tlien     bttt    vel'\"' lltttclt alive
          ir.iu5;hitrga t                                    i l i i i r i i r o i ) c r i i . t r i t u : ; r r r n c i ra : ; i i e d t r c k e d o t t t o { - > i g i r t
                                                                                                                           t                                                  be-
                                       ,       , i i l i l , i 1t i i e i i i s      ltrilLr.it,l:;               iit lfter           lririr.      IIe',.i Iltr\'81-sccll
                      N o i . , , ' i , , - r ' J i , . : r . . ' i r .i :l , a i l r - - s t i l l
                                                 ,                          (                       iatrgiiiltq :it lri:ll            lie cl;nceC
           l { ' 1 ; ; r i a :
           .    tu    it,.i tiicri wclit to stalrd
                     r\   {-   !   !
                                                                                         atvi:rvdrcll;'rvith tlie t,:llo!,':; ilr ths
        I t nrt       I : t ' . ; , i it t r i s   J)rotc.Ctc.l- f t'oli- f ernal-e valitage                      l r t ii i i L i r e s . r l ' t I t e
n c w g r . r ' 1 g o l i i ) t t ; l l a g r l 1e a r r d a f t ' - , t - a n e f r t r s i t ' e
                                                   r e                                                     ht:g t;citrtetl inlli.sllly
't
     ll                                                        itiff,        t      tlr,,.;:, tl,,- l'C     lilIS   .l   :lO:n('lil,II-\'    i,tt: llr     itS    Sr.)liletine::

                                                                                                   5r'
                                                                                                                                       -
                                                                                                \ { i l l i a r nh e a r d h e r s a y
         falls upon a          noisy crow' ln the loud-s'llence ointed at hirn anil he   She p
                                                            ; f ; : ^"
         " w h o i s t h a t s r e e n , : : i i " - - ; ' ;M' atg:g :i : : t s a n s w e r ' H L w a s a s m a d a s a h o r n e t '
                                                                        e
         listened breatnressry for
                                                                                                          tartly'         Her voice
         , ' W h yt h a t t s n y b e a u . W i l l i a n P r i n c e r " M a s c i e s a i d a d t o s t a n d u p t o
                                                                             juit             sh" h
         s o u . n d e do o s i s t e r l y t " - w i i i i " n ,
                        t                                                            "t-If
         h l s d ef e n e e .
                                                                                                she said,
                                                  the shortest Pants I ever saw!"
                 has the longest back and                                                his direct ion
         "He                                    I a st l o o k o f m e r r i m e n t i n
         laughing gailY, c":ting one
         a s ' i h e w e n t o n t o d a n c e'
                                                                                               with
                                                though he had intended to dance
         WiIliam chose I'taggieagain'
         s o m e o n ee I s e .
                                  new girl                              friend                  be?tt he asked as soon as theY
          "Who might your lmarty
          were out on the tloor '
                                                                        b e L o u i s a L e e! S h e
          ,,l\Iell, whatts go-t yotl so mad? That happens to                                      !
                                             i h a t ' s l h e s t a t e c a p i t o l y o u know "
          j ust came u"lt-froin Firlmore.                                           coul dnrt h e
                   r                   in generar Has undisguised-'
          l,{aggie s ,Lor' of mares                    I thought youf d be crazy to meet
           see how styrl:h Loui;;"x;;!"-;'why,
          herl     Sne saici Yoll
                                                                                           I   heard   how s III'rrt she thinks          she
           ,,Donrt bother             to    te11 rne' Please
                                                                                        dollar                                     ask her
           . , S o t h a t ' s t i r c w a y t h e w i n d 'b h e y s ? I ' 1 1 b e t a
                                                            f l o wa l l d o . ' '
                                                                                                                     Youtll

           to narry yo; in six *ottths!
                                                                                                                   galancl        seif -
           ',ShetS poiSoll i',I               t o m e! ' ' h:i11ian Iaughed suddenly
                                                                                 I'11                               g et   her. "
           assured, "illtt-, i1               I maki' up n'y nind I want her'

                                          ilt tire air that nigfit? In les:s than six
           was there sonetiring psyciric                                      in -iust
                                              that he wanted Lortisa Lee ancl
           nonths he had made "i"itis-"tinO
                                      her to rn3rry !'rin'
           six months he irad ask,;,"1
                                                                                                                                                 to
                                                                r ' r a s f i n i s i r e d ! { a g g i e d r a g g e d W il l i a m ^ o v e r
           Almost befc're :ne reei                                                          hei'impisti'e1'es              than he would
           meet Louisa'                       tle co'ia ;;"-;;;-;;;t                                                                          pre-
                                                                                   ile was utterlY ]telnless in her
           have kisseC irer smiring'iifn'                                                                                    s t u b b o r n e s s'
                                                                                          atways whett:d his
           s e n c e . B e r n g n e c l et o " ? u t t i t ^ ' i o f i
I



                                                                                                                                           a docile
i                                                                                      h e v o w e d h e ' r l r n i r k eh e r i n t o
           E v e n w l i i l e 6 g r n u m b l e r ie f o r e h e r
                                                              o
                                                                                             why she        w a s f o o l r s h e n o u g l rt o
           wif e.            Ile alti;rvsno"tl"i"'i'^f i"tn'ttta
                                                -'he tt""ii ft"t"-tarrietl                       i rich nan anrl hail all the
    l
           m a : ' r ' r 'i r i n i i i l l r l
                                                                                  c e s s e d t o b e t i r e n l l fu 1 t h a t s h e s h o w ' - ' d
           c o m fo r t s o i i L i . " " . , - i , " - " " " " r
    I      ' , s u c h p o < . : r - ji r i l r t r n c n t "
                                                            .
    I
     I                                                                                                                          - those two did'
                                                                                         aHa)' from each other
            If     ever two f!eopl'e tried to stav
                                                                                                .- tw       Li l o          h i
            F r o m t i r e f i r s . t t i n e h e t o o k h e rgo usf e e a h ee 'e k tft r e ndte ve l n las h i ro 'f tt h e n
                                                                                          o                                           gat i         o
            dance - he suore it" "o"ia-n"t"t                                               out to the next trring there                        !ias to
            b r o k e h j - s i l s r - - 1t.r ; - r n g t o t a k e h e i
            q o t o . Q n e n ; . n r . t t e; f r " ' ; : r ; - k i " i                to him' the next teas ing irim rrrerci-
                                                                                          ana laughirrg at his lanky-loose-
            iessll', f lar-lnting nit-"ii""iions
    a
    fi
    rl

    I
    't      j ointetl f rane.
    I

     :
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                                                                       -...|]Fffi,SF4f6e
                                                                 up. t9- l{armony to                                           see irer.   !ihen
     One rright l.e rooe f rom l4iddleton                                            a                                         ss!,/ing bee in
     he knocked                 was bidclen to "coine in" he iound                                                                       of girls
                                                                            her alone                                         , lfraid
     f u I l s r + i , n g" " a m b a r r a s s e d a t n o t f i n d i n g
                          . E
                                                                              iris hat                                         and shifting    his
     i;-;.n.r"i,             he sr,ood by tf," d,o:r fumbling
     *.i!nt      from one fooi to the other'

                              Louisa inquirecl far too politely'
     "Wcnrt you be seated?"
     ,r0h, I guess not,,' the poor blunderer answered

     , , l { h a t d i i l y o u c o m e .f o r , f i r e ? "    By^!}i.:.time   she was enbarrassed'                                                                              too'
                                                              ---'enjoying     his discornfiture '
     The sirls aIl laugned openly

     Orrrr"t              was getting                                   madder by the ninute'                                                                                              I




                                                                           he retorteil,             stubbornly hclding                    fris ground'
     "l{e11, suppose I did,"
                                                        then?" Louisa was an81y-herself ' l{hat
     "Whydon't you taKe it xnd Bo,                                                                         He
     did the big goof *""i,             tl""8iig         tn"t" like a numifieC Indian'
          t"il"g"""foor        out of ner and nimself, too!
     "li
                                                                               to save their tnatches
     Nei.ghborsoften cane to borrors coals or fire
                                                    her jibe about           coning for fire.
     ancltheir tinder ooi"i-t
                                          ""i"
                                                                            life'      Willian jerked the
     Madderthan he had ever been before in his
     Jooi op"n uehind him ancifelI tnrough                          it '''''

              'em" Louisa called after him into the frosty night'                                      The other
     "Srck
     girl s shrieked with laugrrter'
              r e m " w a s s c o m n oi n b y - w o r d a n c l h e l d n o s i g n i f i c a n c e
                                     -i ew'                                                          to anv of
     "Sick                                                       dog 1'ring on ttre hearth it
      ,rr"*l    ii,. io the bif                I:oun<llan<t
                                                        ["r"'!                 ;h; ;;;;-;;'i"g              it'
                                                                                                       'fr"t']te was ui: and through
      ;;;;,i pi.';.i.
#     A st i r e - o u t r a g o u i i i . ' f " u " g r ' i i r otfl rel il i( . " : o t ' rY 'l ,r' lfl ,a:ul i f s Ii )"dl r r ! . 0 " f n , .
              - !i ,o"
                                         ed
      w a s a t r i ri r n . , l\ ' i c i o u s l v , he tore at      "
                                                                        g
                                               away f ioh'him leaving a strip
                                                                                rc
                                                                                      ? l
                                                                                                  l                           ?
                                                                                                                   of j earis in the clog's

il
      ii".t"
      noutn.
      'lhe
                 liilt{iitcr that followed wiLli3til's undilSnifiecl retleat. was f un-


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t:
      t u r e , . t L i i o r , r i l t o u s s c r u l t , ' 1 b r o u g i i t - b a c k b y t h e w r l l ' 1'
      ! ' \ ' e r y . - i . r s sr v o r - j h r - - f l u n g a t ' l i ht a n , * , a s f u l l
      lre irl|(i clllei
      coltf i.:i,i
      I jttL.
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                                           ltl      t     ti)r.
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                                                                                                     bitter

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                                                                                                                        l:ron iris heart

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r
f;                                                                                            Q,)
ln sDite of ner indifference                           to Wil.tianrrs whirlwinil courtship,
io"i'i"         *"t     drawn to him.            There were beaux aplenty for she was
attractive              and vivacious,           wholesorne and sweet.             Tqoqgh she- kept
wiiiiit           dansling whtle she seerningly encourageJ all her suitors
               wiii-fJt, "she yet nanaged enough encouragellel!^!? I::p-hi*
" io " piii r g b a c k , n o m a t t ' e r h o w m i d h e g o i w h e n s h e f l a u n t e c l h i s a t t e n t i o n s .
c .m
Xo r"it"i             no, ^"ny tirnes he vowed never to see her again,he-always did.
Sarn Wood with hii good looks and store clothes was too alefinite a
iivaf io leive with-a clear fleld.                              lttilliarn invariably went back to
   his charning tormentor.

l l i l l i a m w o r k e d l r a r d t h a t s u m m e ra f t e r L o u i s a c a l l e h o n e f r o m F i l 1 -
;;;;.                H e h o p e < lt h a t b y h e l P i n g h i s - f a t h e r w i t h t h e c r o p s t h a t h e
                  O " g i v i n e n o u-g S i o g e t n r i r r i e d o n - i f o n l y L o u i s a . w o u l d c o n s e ' t ,
                                                        -
"i . " i ao d ,
   "ii"                 F r a n k , h i s o I d e r b r o t h er c a r n eh o m e a f t e r w o r k i n g f o r h i n -
 s e l f a l i s u m m e ra n d t h e i r f a t h e r d i v i d e d t h e c r o p w i t h h i n r , t h e c r o P
Wiliiam had hetped to raise.                                  Tne injustice              of this riled the boyrs
 frot iemper and'he left hone to fend lor himself.                                                He was deternined
 to                                  s o t n e h o w 's o h e c o u l d s u p p o r t    a wife'         Louisa had 'sn6ugh
 of h          . n ' s o p s '- a r e o n f
           " ra r d mh in e y,,i i s h r no u g h t t o h a v e t h l n g s - 1 r i c e . T h A t . - h e .d e t e r n i n e d t o
 do for her'.                                   was the logtcal place to go sinc                             thatrs where
 Louisa lived.                      Also, there           were his friends the Irnlayr;. He had a
 little              money saved and would find a Hay to nake nore.

I ' h e n i g h t h e r e a c h e d H a r r n o n yh e w e n ' L t o s e e L o u i s a . - T h e y s a t o u t
on the back porcir in the dusk, swinging their feet, happy in the
gatitering twili.gtit.                      Fle noti.ced that her shoes were almost worn
conrptetely ottt.                  I{e was glad s}re never went barefooted as sone of
the othel' Ilixie girls dil.                              But ]re hated to see her wear old shoes
on such fretty fert....l{e                            jingled the coins in hrs.pocket.. l'laYbe
there was enoiltirto bul/ her a new pair of shoes' It took bui 1itt1e
n,rncrrvering of srze in his o',qn i.nd to determintl what si7.e to get.
                                                                n
ile :rotrghtihenr              the next day, hoping to get a chancc to Sive them to
i i e : s c , o n ,p r a y i . n g s h e ' d t a k e t h e m a n d n o t g e t h u l f v a t h l m a n d t i r a t
tlie\''d fi.t'if             she did take them. It took aII the monevhe had
                Sl.?5.         T h i s , h e v ' . . r r c do k e c f i t o b e g i n h i s w e t l d i n g s t a k e .
                                                              t
"..'.'pt
S ! r o r tl ' , a i ' . e r b t r ; ' i n g t l t e s h o e s n e h e n t t o h e r i r o m et o s e e i f s h e
would i1o to ihe d:rncewitn him.

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 " r i i t l t : ' lrr r .                                                                                               I
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  i':,lrf;l-il   LCI b u ) ' f o r          us otlter       llid:;'

                                                                                      Loiiisars vo i ce was sirarP Hi th                                                            re -
      "!lttsli, i,zra.                       Yott ru:t ancl pl a;'!t'
      :iI 0i'i

                                                                                                                           will                                    vou go with   me'.
      it'iitl:irn s:rid                          i-tl't:;tii)', "If       I   ll'it tlre,.ltoes
                                                                                                                             dance
      " Jf                  r'oU ar-e SInari                 etlotlSit tc.r i,r;iqi.c me e. I)ai r o i s l t o e s , I ' I 1
                                                       -"'iir.ltoliight  I
                                                                           rr She r:otiltllttt po:;sitriv think he couici
      t-\,'Ct'\' 3fji                   iviill
      1 r           r       t
                                                                                Qrj
                                   H e -\ { e n t t o h i s s a c l u l e b a g a n d c a m e b a c k w i t h                                     the
     "It's a bargainl"
     n e ws h o e s t r e n a a b o u g h t f o r h e r '
                       are" he said off-nandedly,                                                     "and by go11y they'd
     "l{ell, here they
     better fit . "

     T h e yw e n t t o t h e d a n c e .

     AsdawnbrokeclearanddamPoverthehillsLouisasaidastheystood
     8t the gate, -
                                           night,          see'          lhe sky is              red in            the east already'rr
     " W e r v ed a n c e d a l l
       I
     "I rnhappy.                I i ve ha<l a wonderful                         ti'ne l'l

                                       dance every set with                           me'"
     "But you didntt

                                                                                  f you don t e w a g g i m
     " 0 f c o u r s e n o t s i l l y . E v e r y g o s s i p = t o n g u e i ' in t o w n w o u lrd bg o o n h on ge .
     Ui^tfrii'iir.-if-i-i;ra.                            rireyiitt,'anyway
     ',1{e anced the stars
         d                                        right         out of          che night!                  Are you happy, honest?"

                                                                                                  Honest, I an.                     Goodnight---
     Hapoier than Irve been since Mother died,
     G o b i n i g h t , G a n d es h a n k s ! "
                                 r
                                                                                                   tle wouldnrt
     S h ew o u l d n r t b e L o u i s a L e e i f s h e h a d n ' t a d d e d t h a t l a s t '
                                                                                                  snortinq Tad'
     fr.i""f,-"""n"t-ireaOed Wiifiut Prrnce iI it hadnrt made hirn
     True to forrn her          guy i""gn foilowed hin through the gate and sounded
     above the bang and the kick he gave it'
     ,,If she says. 'sick'en|, I|11.go bac|:and box her ears!'' he thought'
     ,,ii""i,,"t"r'n.l u.i-iit"         i spoire,.t tii,.r. I,lh donrr I -grow up. and walk
                                                               y
     awayi''--in..dignifiedsil-ence!il)(rtterhurryanclmarryiler.thert
     s h e ' 1 1t h i n k I r n a m a n . "
                                                                                                                   watch
     He looked back. Louisa was gone inside where she could better
     iiir-i"ntl, retreat.             A m o m e n t : 1 r - -: ; t o o d , h e t t r r n t ' d  the co].ner. She
     i""r^"i?'f,"t         n " n s h o e s , p a t t e \ i t h L ' d u s L f r o l r tt l e i r s h i n v t i p s a n d p u t
                                                                                                                  bletv
     i t " , u i n a d r a w e r . S l r e ' p i , t o n h c r o l . l s i r c i c sl ' d c a l i c o d r e s s ,
     r h e c o a l s w i t h t h e b e l I t w s u ^ t i l t i r t y l e a p e , . ti n t o     f larnes. Slieput
     the     kettlc          on     to    boil        for      ilie     r:hilittcn's             l l t o r i i ;l r g n t r s n '

     |iintel- cane on e3r-ly that                              ye:tr.               Al;rt,st l:cfor.e the fa11 ,1:i;'s ;iL're i:oIic
     in"i.                     a heal1' frost.                 i n c , i e y s s cl t' t l,e r .i  r     lo a danl tlricl:. blanket
                                                                                             ' 1 ,
     ,rf io11        ". r r l i v c r y c 1 a r . L L g r e i { c o i . l c l - .                   llee'j    clici:t:c1 i:i t}r'.--tr barl:
                                                                                                       \,'ir11it lli"'er'
                                                                                                              i                          It 'vas r-iil-e
     ali.l tl',r'          sortn,j ivas l il.r' ice rio:rpiri13ort lit'-
                                                          :ieV"r'ir:.'l tl'Lc :{.j':ilcts r'                     j' . t L C : : c . i a n l ' t } r i t r g } : } C
     for- So wutm a C1t;l.rie.
     it.           A     dry cold tloul J not iravo trtjen noticcd,                                           ilLIt the dalnDnL-ss
     penetr:tc,i                  evcry     ci.iinny oi ir(ruse aIl.1 l)ody,                               l-o:ig befOrc              tiie wlute'r
     in* ou.". food rvas ali                          lut       e - r i r l r l r s. ' . 1 .
                                                                                  t             (lattle      died on the range an(1
                                                                                                                                                          aIl
     C i l r r i t l S t o C l : W a S t O O J ) o O I t O I i ' , ' e t l t t r c i r l o i i S L ' r L t l ' . ] _ C : ; tsl l i l r ' € : C t N i e
                                        'lhe                                              t)e \lc\perlt-tl iol              tlte sLrttiers                 along
     r:rrI-,- srrring.                            siiuetion             w.uld
      t iie r i t1t,: .




                                                                          :ri
.i
s
                                                      in the fall        and had inrplored
Iriifliamts rnother had taken very ilr
him to come to her.       T h e i r n e i . Jh o u s e w a s b o u t r e a d y t o m o v e i n t o .
She needed him.     T h e f a t h e r w a s s o r r y a b o u t t h e g T o p - a n - dw o u l d t r e a t
                                                                         hin back to her.
him better another time so she reasoned drawlng
                                                                     His rnother                    frail'      She night not live
Reluctantly, tvillian went'                                                                     s
                                                                                           " ' ad a y s i n A f r i c a h e h a d d o n e
i;;;:--Aii,'ii,                     r i f " , ' H s - ,l r c r J -h io t c h i r i l h o o d
                                                  " i ." e r s
f,!r"i""ri-uiiiirg.                                                          deny trer n'ow, even tnough his anger
a t h i s f a t h e r w a s n o t y e t c o o l e d . h . i t h h o r s e s t o o p o ow a t k d ol ' nt o e e         r . l o al   hr
tn"r-tt""J                 in the .ot.'"l and the weather too cold to
                                                                                                   was weeks before he saw
i ; ; ; ; h i ; i y l F i v e ^ ' i t r "n i l c s b i i c k t o l l a r m o n y , i t                        now was she getting
i;;ir;'^;;;'i,.,.                              iorg )rard winter                      worried him.
Ii""-g-f.i-iooo                     anO woo.i: I                  f he !'.adnrt know that lrer f ather was a
 sooe'piouiaer                   and rvould Look after her needs and those of the
                                                                                                                      the dangct of
 Siiial"r'he-r';cut,i have gone to her afoot in spite of
 freezing.

 liow witir the first                          m i l t l d a f i r e w a s n e a r i n g H a r r n o n ya n d t h e g i r l h e
 was going to rlarry.                              T h e r r t e r e r h e c a r n et t e m o r e L e s e t w i t h < i o u b t s
                                                                                                                             clothes
 n e b E c a r n i . S h e h a s s o r n a n y a d m i r e r , S a r nw i t h l i i s s t o r e
                                                                                                                :d'        WiLliam
           tnu other Sam wlth ni! iancy team and buckbo:
 " n aU i " i , - l r " * " u " t ,
 a""                                         t h a t L o u i s a w o u l d e v e r s e e S a n rl i o o d a g a i n a f t e r
 nis retiing                 a horse freeze to death at her own gate'

 T h e t n c j . d e n t i - a n l : . r . e <n 1 { j - I 1 i a m ' s m i . n d s t i I l .
                                             i 1                                            It had been just
 b re fdo r e C h r i s t n a s w h c n t h e c o l d w a s s e t t l i n g d o w n a t i t s w o r s t . S a r n
 'i a
        iilade a brell:-neck ririr a"ll. tile way from st. GeorSe to blarnony
 fo bcat lt'il liam in from iire rangt'where he had been hired as a
 herder.          lle f rgurert the' f ir::t ,riiii in on the scene would be the lUcky
 one to take t,ouisa to the [:hlistnas dance. He knew he uould ]rave to
 trcat alr contendcrs, e:ipecialll' l,nng--Ioirn-Bilt-Princeand beat then
 lre wou1d.

 I i i d i n g i r a r d i i n d l , a s t t i r r L r u g i lt n e b i t t e r               col.d of thc long af ternoon,
 l l a n e r i o < 1 ri 'n t ( r t o i . ; n a ; ' i r lt t l r t ( ' l , o t r i s i :t s q a t t ' - j u s t a t d u : I ' - J u L r i l r ; r n t l 1
 h r : s i : i t l r r p t h c : i' il t u 3 ! i r r r .          N o i r o r s r ' i r i 1 . h eh i t c h i n g b l o c k , n o
                                         he
 b t i , ' r ' ' " ': r i r v r v f r r : r , , ' .             llt.i        !ias      :ils.'..

 Iic tht'e".,' t ir,. I'? I                                                t i r r ' h i l c i t t l - , i ;l o s t .          ills     iturse--if         irelutiful
 b ; r i ' I I l ar { ' -                                               ,,'icitltt iv            rnil ciripping                    sweat frcr,r ct\rei)r lort
 ,'ilit'ni irilnt                                                         i " i : n ' :i I t - , i r i ' r . i . , t t 1 t n o ' . i r a l ' ( ' r : e 1 i - l . r r i l i r ' :
                                                                                                                           i
                                                                      "
 c..ilrirrc!lS                                                          iil      ir',.:lii iri 1.e set                  Lot.it-:;a ili)ti arn itol-ti i;t'.ei'
 ( ' a n r . , . ) r .+ -
                     l                                                re      ,l^ilil.


  It    r     l-   i r-:i                       t     r i drl e n tti, .            i i l - rt : l l ) t i ' 5 ;a \ i    t l i e d e a t i i " n a r e s o r r b v l o t l si ' '
  l . r ,
                   ;lelr                          , ' , ^ : : a n f € l I - b c c l t i : l l ' : ,l r r " l s t        nurderol-ls.            Let a gl-ri qo t0
  t ire
                      1
                     Li   I                     ?t rTriiir iracl a f irlir'r                        to      fl'ec:      7.t:a iror:;e to cleatir wirile h:
  . )   C I   L      Io                         ii    iit.rt lirr'.


  "i               got        t iie g: r1             a n \' ' { a \ ' "     Sanl         c i , i I" t- t'ai     t O      say.




                                                                                                      -1 .
 "0h, no you didntt !"                                    Louisa' s volce                          cane coIdly,                angrily          from
 behind hir,i.

                   I                                                                                                                                                           ,,
 " I t ^ r o u l d nt g o t o t h e < i a n c e o r a n y w h e r e w i t h y o u e v e r a g a t n . lVhy                                                                      l
                                                                                                                                                                               ll :.
 didntt, you tell ne your mare was out here tied to a post freezing                                                                                                            tt.:
                                                                                                                                                                               liz
                                    c
 to death while I rnacle rust coffee for you?"                                                                                                                                 : t




"I! 11 be goingr" San Saicl. "f feel worse than you do. She was
                                                                                                                                                                               l$:
t h e b e s t m a r e i . n Dj . x i e . I ought to be kicked in the pants . Go                                                                                                i:'
a h e a da n d d o i t B i 1 1 . R i g h t b e f o r e L o u i s a ! "                                                                                                         t'.


He was so genuineiy sorry for his carelessness   and heart s ick                                                                                             about             ;l
his mare that lt'illiamrs temper cooled to synpathy at o:lce.                                                                                                                  ,,:
                                                                                                                                                                               I



"Ah, come back in.                                    lVe'11 sett"!.e about                              the      dance later, " he said
afiably.

" I t 1 l b e g o i t r B , " S a r r rs a r d                           .ioggedly               ancl without              another            word. he
t u r n e d a n d w a1k e d a w a y .

Drsmrssng Sani and alr other contenders f ron his rnind l.illiam
        i                                                                   f             rode
up the street througir the mild dusk freighteci with the scsnl of
corning buds and, thavi-rg ground. I t t ^ r a sa g o o o . r v o r l d - r n r i c e a n a n
feel. strong and f lee.

He and Louisa sat together                                                  in the gloom of the back porcir, swing-
ing their f eet, ttlking of                                                 t i r e w i r r t e r , i ^ r le o m i n g t h e s p r i n g .
                                                                                                            c                              pie-
sently a silence, €loquent                                                  cf thought fe11 between them.

"What are you tliinliing,                                          Louisa?" lVill-i.an said                             softly.

"Pj-oneer life                      is haru j.sn't it?" she answered, drawing patterns
a r o u t t c lt h e f i g u r e s i , i i h e t ' p r r n t d r e s s s p r e a d n e a t l y a c r o s s h e r i a p .
               l
" l " ' l ' , y i l t . t s tw o n e t l l t . t ' , ' r , : r u r i r u c l i t o d o . 5r> little to rlo it *ii1?"

"Thc,tvinter has bc'rJIl arcl Iilisii't rt?" 1{iIliarns voice was husk,v with
                                                h
s y r n p i r t i - i y . A L l a t o i l c e h c j i : . t . r i i c r , , t l r r n ; t s t e r i l r gd e s i r e t o t a k e c a r e
o f i ; e ' r , t o k l t t - w I i ' , ( . , t - t. b"u u t h t , ' r ' . l t e r e a l l y
                                                i .                                           rltdn't          l . . i r o \ { r l i y 1 - } r i p ga t
                                                                                                                             :
a l t .

"'l'cli           i;rc atrr,i,rt .rt.rit            iritt,ii y(iu wur.L. irttle                                 ancl after   y.()i.irl i , l t l r c r              dl:t,i,"
                         i
i , , ' i l , L r : i i ia : ; I . i . , i i t sr:,1r)-, ;j   i ) r i t - , r . ; c r t i r i .l i : ; k       fOt- a bles:,ir,.r.

"li1q:l€ islttt                     riircii to   tt'll                       lloi,le or    i.t           i.s    iunny   a n d s ( i i i i r ,o r '        i t ' s
 :,.i.1     .    i l r - . l r eo f   it   j:  l,;,..,                      Jr)-i l't(lnr. oi'           il     is  VeI-y ilito(i.           i ' , i ty             yo ll
                                                                                                                                                           <lo
i r ' , 1i t , t o k n o w ? "
        I

:ic    ev'aded.                 "l)(;     . y ' t ) u 1 . . . : r t ; li ; , , h c r t '
                                                                         .               I   iii-:rt    :i.ih,you?,'

"IIl      tir'-     tllittcc                 i]',t       lij.rliit          vorr        rr'()l't-'ivitlr l\'laggre           IirLl;rv a:        l t r :r ' b e a u ! "

"il.).                                    'lirt'rr
            i i r .t . t l i c ^ l t .                      ycr.tr(: bclorc                     that."

"l'nt,*'cl y'cai'sl                      }ttl,r'. ilir,t             ii.r> beforL'                I    wcnt       to    iiil;irore        .
                           a long tirye.to te11 that story.                           There was so much
It t,ook }{illiam                                                                     that he liked to
of the r""i    and         so *uEh of dreams mixed up in it                           - a little  breath-
talk about it .            Louisa l is tened
less at what he            was unconsciously revealing'
                                                                      usual he said, T                    ne
A f t e r a n e m b a r r a s s e l o n g e r - s l l e n c e t h a n d o a l l t h e t a l k i"n ge. l l I
                                  d
of your .tii ;;-Fillmor"l                    I ' m S - , * o , Y*,t:o
                                                             't'
h a r d r y e v e r d o ."
                                                             : '
,,If I didn't even know you couLdrt' She teased, "I used to think You
were tongue-tied' "

" T e l l t n . ea b o u t y o u " ' h e l n s i s t e d ' "why did you go to Filrmore?'l

                                        after mother died'          I was i11 and Father
"I had to go somewh.ere                                     of the chlrdren though t wanted
thousht I was nor                 i"-iit.-i"ru
to. " t h a t w a s a p r e"t itJ a w f u l t r i p " '
                          " y

"How funny and awful , too?"
"Irl1 tel1 you about it.                                F a t h e r .p u t ' r n e . o n t h e s t a g e t h a t r n o r n i n g ' :
u" r,"a-u""gi,i-ry ti.t!i'on-irtu                                 s t-l g e a I 1 t h e w a y t o F i l l m o r e s o I
woutdnrt have to *otr]-"i.ui'-it.                                        i gr"tr he foigot to give me any
                                                                                                              where the
*r^"y                 t y o " r r . e n y i l a y' w h e n w e s t o P p e d f o r t h e n i g h t
d r i v e r " fa l w a y s                       ii6Pt, I refusei'.to                   g o -l n ' . I 9 1 d l ' t h a v e
any noney nor                     " tn y t" n n g t o ' e a t .
                                  a u nli                            I could see he thought I was pretty
sillv but like alt *;;;;                                 inougSt the_bestway to.g t along_with
;;;;"::'.;-;it;;---'-'"i                              to rut themdo as thev pleased'. so he
nJl-Jo*n                                  in io-r"pp"r.                 It was warn ahd-I thought I coulil
: ; ; " ; " ; ; ; ; ; ;";n ; y - ;"rnl t
                         ; a""                     night but I was so hungrv I-wantedto crv'
iht-;"J;,t                 I ur5igni-" iuiir, along I wondered... In a few minutes
                                                                                                         ne in to supper'
 i o i r r o t f i v e g i r r i c a m eo u t o f t n e h o u s e a n d i n v i t e d
 I c o u i d n i t t e l ] t h e m - i h a t l n o t n o n e ys o I - P r e t e n d e d                not,to be hungry
                                                                                                                and were
 a n , i s a i d l t d s i t t h e r e a w h i l e . I h e y l o o k 'e di e lm , a r r a s s e d b
                                                                                        G r s y o u .b r i n g . h e r
               io go in whentheir mothercailed'
 " itg o,u i i " . - I h a v e n ' t - ' h " J
 i    -f t                                                                        bixie in nonths' Irn going.to
 iii u piut" for the young t d                         " nly -y .e w s r er o mu b r i n g h e r - i n t o g e t t i d i e d
                                                                n whi -f yo
 up a bit.                 M y l a n d s i t " s l i t i . r i t r s e e mg o o d t o t a l k t o s o m e o n e e -         b
 sides you noisY girls !"

 T h e y l a u g h e c la n d t r r e d t o t a k e m e f r o m t h e s e a t '                       Then I had to tell
 t h e m l d i d n . t h a v e a n y m o n e ) ' . T h e y a c t e d l i k e t h e y d i d n ' t h te a r m e .                   he
 i i l ; ; ; i u s t p u j .l e r l m e , t o r " no , , i . t h e b u g g y s e a t a n d m a r c h e dm e i n t o
 h;;i"i""."fIi"e-""J                         raughing all the iirne about                          how good it seemed
 to have company."

 wrlliam's hand closerl over Louisa's little       fist,   clenched tiShtly
 ir-n"i    f"p-     She laugned softly and Iooked- away'    In a ninute she
 took her hand away fiom nis and went on "those          were the sweetest
               i"rr   in love wr.th them a1t. I stayed there ttrat night..
 ;i;lr.--r                                                          I love nice
 WhenI came DacK a year later I took them atl a.present'
 people, donrt You?"

  "There aren't           really      manynice people!"
                                                            you had
  She Iaughed aloud.  "Why, how pessimistic you sound' Have
                                         - it's your turn"'
  a great sorrou, too? TLrl me ioout it
                                                        94
gefore lre knew it willian was telling   her about his aad and how ne
   i orr,"n Frank a third of the crop  ne hadntt helPed to raise, how
... nlci gotten his finger cut off in the molasses mill,  even hoH the
rcnkey bit his shoulder in Algoa Bay.     Louisa laugned gairy at that.

"0h you must have been an awful boy!                                                                                                           I'n    glad you aren't                    my brother.rl

!'Soan I," Willian said sudaenly serious.     Sonething in nis- tone
kept her- fron answertng and uefbre he knew i.t ' withour thinting   of
wtrit :re was saying or how he was saying it, Willian  was asking
Louisa to marry him.

"you haventt any home and neither irave I'                             Why don't we g-et tnarried
a n d n r a k e a h o m e 'f o r o u t s e l v e s ? ' t J u s t that.  But it must have been
entirely acleo.uate. Louisa looked                         down at her feet encased in the
shoes nL had'given her and without a bit of doubt she said' "l'rhy
of course, WiIli.am, if you love ne.

              was the onJ-yword he coulct think of rrght then.                                 fhat' too
see:leci o  t    be cntireLy adequate. Only the stars could tell                                  the rest
of the story.              Willran always stolrped ri,ght,there.                         Loulsa always
said he saia -----                  Williarn always said he didntt.                      Whatever they
s a i d t h e r e I . / a sn e v e r a n y d o u b t a s t o i t s m e a n i n g t l l e n o r e v e r .

T h e r ;o c c u r r e d a n r . n c i d e n t a s u n f o r e s e e n a s J . i g h t e n i n g t n a t s t r i k e s '
After their engagement, l'/i11ian went out to hunt Sarr',an o1d whitc:
ox witn red eais thst belonged to his father, an ox he had loaned to
thc Inla;'s for harvesting,                             He kne!, the value of an ox in ltarvest
se.rson, ,lle coulct not let the aninal stray.                                       Iladly as hrs f ather
h a r i t r e a t e C h r m h e c o u l d n o t g e t a w a' f f r o r : n i s f i l i a l
                                                                           y                      duty.         and
 i . n , l e e dh c . w o u l d n I t h a v e r i a n t e d t o .           ire olo ox wits J.ke part of the
                                                                                               i
f r r ; 1 i 1 1 ' . l t h a , l h e t p e d t o p u l l h i s m o t h e r ' s w a g o t t a c 1 ' o s st h e p 1 3 i n 5 ,
 It lliid to be foulri,                    lle started out with one of l:nlayrs hol.ses, a
c l l l [ , : : ) o 1 d n a r e , t c o p o t b e l l i e d t o t a k e a s a d cj]. t ' c o r n f o r t a b l y , : r n d
therc wain't rny use of a saddle probably for ths ox wouliln't stt"av
 far". liir nrght have starteJ for homebrrt he doubtcd that; a ltot'se
i ; o i i . L tb u t o x e n v , ' e r c l e s s i n t e l l i s e r r t .
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"I cantt l1r. uodds.   lrm out to hunt cur old ox r white Sam , with
red ears. , .Have You seen him this way?"
,,Not for days. He vas headed for hone. ic'u had-better-put lry
, " a a r u o n t i r u o 1 d r, g u eo t y o u ' 1 1 s k l n y o u r b r i t c h e s . ' r T h e h a v e
                              '
                                nar
                                     s 6 o n ' r t n u r r y o l o i t g . I ' r n d e l i g h t e d .t o
" io- r i D-a" .yl.fB . s c u i t s
c i rn " i n i , ia.                            nott"y on the table and goatrs rnilk cooling
;;'irr;'ito.i-under                       " " a b r i d ' g eo f t h e c r e e k " '
                                          the
W i l l i a n w a s h u n g r yb u t t h e s u n w a s - g e t t i n g l o w '
                                                 !".|n:I l! lh"
ox had started fiohe itwould be a long ride belore ne coulc over-
i"t"-it-even  thougtr it   its way al-ng as stock were want to do.
                       "t"
                                                got to get back,
"Thanks, Mr. lodds, Ird sure like that but I've
Dance tonight. "

"That sounds .Like you have a qirr'                                             I hope you have found one as fine
as yourself.  I wish You well."

l{illianr blusncd uncomfortably ' The old nan r'tas uncanny in his
surmise, Willisn had noticed that before'
, ' B u t t a k e t h e s s d d l e a n y w a y , " l ' l r . D o d d s , 1 e d -t h e Y 1 I t o _ t h e r e a r
oi th" dugol. where he iivta
                      i                            ana rrncovcred the saddle from the pile
                                                               ,,I have had-good luck with my
of sheep ;kins that protected lt.
ii";r;;'n;          -aiil musiirgly'           "lthen you take a wife I will                       give you
a tano.          That is aboui alI I               have to offer"'

 ltilliarn hacj the saddle on the c1d mare, he gave it a last puII and
 l i t r " " n l t I c g ' .o v' e1 i t .
                           e J I r                 T h e s t i - r r r r p s , w c r e a l m o s t a f o o t t o o s i l L ' r t'
 it" gii"n"a.                             not have tine tb lengthen these stirrups, Ir11
 r"XE                    (ioodbye. I ' I1 bring tlre saddle back totrorrow."                                               tie ttrrned
 i'o'go         t,
            " "u n . o " s c i o r r s l y t r e a d i n g t h e r . a r e u F _t r , e h i l I           toward the dufout.
                                                                                i ' l l o ' " ,j'. s t 1 e w o r k o n t h e t e m f l c
 n t i h " t m o m e n tF l r . ' I l o d c l s c i l t e d o u t ,
                                                                                       a nonth'"
 Irrogresslng? i have not had an)' ncw in
 lrillian           p r r l l o c l t n ? I n a r e r r p s l l l r - J 'l ; ' ' t t r r n i n g i o i l l l s r n e r ' t h e r r ' t r t " !
                                                                                                                                     lin(l
 i e e i 1 . , : r u i : Ch e : lj . r f . r a n ' ' n C e r i l ; i ' r . , : r i i r e n t , t h c n s 5 e i ' a l ' e 1 r '
                            t
 t r r ; r r : 1 c rs u p i n e l . ;
                    i                   over backuar.ds. l'iillr:rn tTied to thro"i hinsslf
 i'ree bui his fr,it,                     cau!lllt in thc sl)ort stirrttf s l{.rre e llllost us.1.ss
                                                                                                                          i
 t o h i i n a . d h e f e i I w r t i r i h t ' n a r e , i r r r ( i e r h ' : r 1 r r ! : t ' s i r : g 1 ;s l w e i f h t '
 'l'h...r.l                                                                                                    Ilt'lore ll: sen' illt(r
                w a S a C r r i l n t o m P n to f s 1 L t t r 1 1 ; i ^ l t r ' h l i n t i n e s s
                                                                                 a
 t-,b1it'ion.
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 l l o r r i f r c c , i l r . L o r l d s h e a v e d t i r r . i , i . r : i ) l t a r \ L l ) ! il T l i r r t t o 0 : t e s i d u .
  , L , r a r n i l l e ( l t c l ) e r i : : c t a n d s l t c r o f . l t ' -L s ' - ' i i a : r i f s i l e                                        )
                                                                                                                         i r a t l d o n c n o r ' l rr ' -
 t _ h a n t a k e a g o o c r o l I i n t i r p . l t 1 : ; t.                    l . l r . i ; r r r i t t s( : L l r s u i i t t : i d e r i r i s
 breath ani siooperi to t.rke tirc' 5o'''s lr.ait beat--if                                                                    lre sti11 h3C
 oItc.           l h e r e r v l r : ;a f e i n t r n u r n l l t .
                                       '                                    ri,' tf rarlrl tO                 iiir f 'ret .                l{e wolll.i
                                                                            '.iIi" irov into thc orrgout and 1o
 haVe to get IrelP, somewhere, !1,':t
 t o lia rrnoirv.

  iie tcok         the      nare        aDrLlPtlI            by tire lril '                " \ ' r . r t tc l u m : ; 1 ' o l t l   f ool       h3
 cursed'          " \ ' o u ' v e p r o b i u t y k i l l e t l t l i u t [ - ' : r '' " I w i : ' h I . c - o u l r l' i : l c i '
                                                                                                                   "
 1,cur   olcl hirle off!                l.iut you would probabl;' fail on -me if I dirl and
 t h c n r . r h e r ew o u t d t h e t r o l ' b e i " ' l l e r o ( i c o f i a t t h e f a s l e s t r a t r t h c
  old     nare       had       assurnetl in             f rf te'erl ,vL'a:i '
                                                                        r
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Hebrought back Frank, iYilliam's brother, John lml'ay and cne of the
F a c eb o ! s w i t n a t e a m , a f a s t t e a m a n d b u c k b o a l d . I f o n l y t h e 1 ; r ' i
Here stiIl           breathing there would be a chance. Together' thgy
loaded       the aIl but lifeless              boy into the bottom of the buckboard,
p a i C e dw i t h t r o u g h s t o b r e a k t h e j a r '    VJillran's white face and
b l c o d l e s s l i p s t h a t y e t o o z e d D 1 o o d , l o o k e dl hw a n i n t h e _ g l o w o f t h e
                                                                        ' ey
setting sun.- There fuas no time to lose.                                        must make all possible
[aste.

The buckboard clattered                 out of the yard on the run.                        Fifteen ninutes
Dassed. George             h.glghed the boyts face and anxiously kept track of
iris oulse.           Fiankts lips were set in a hard line.                             He and Willian'
tradirot spoken           to each'other since the quarrel over the crop division
the fal1 before"             At the thouglrt that it might be too late to speak
now he leaned            forward and brought the whip vic iously dor+n on the
s p i r i t e d t e a m . T h e y J . u n g e df o r w a r d a l n o s t t h r o w i n g t h e o c c u p a n t s
f r o n t h e w ag o n .

"Steady, boy, steady,    No more jerks like tnat YoutLI undo what
little chance your brother hasi" George's voice held more of under-
standing than rep roof .

Whether fronr the shock of the lurching wagon or fron a natural se-
c e s s i o n o f h i s c o m a , W i l l i a m ! s e y e s c a r n es l o w l y o p e n . T h e s u n w a s
just settlng above the tTee toDs of Harmony in a -gold light -that
? l o o o e dh i s f a c e .     Flis first sensation was one of surprise for just
above the treetops was the bluc of the sk1'. liot tlre horizon bluc
b u t t h e r n i d d l e b l u e h e r e t n c m t l e r e df r o n r b o y h o o d w h e r l h e ' d ! i e o . r h r s
back and look up for hours at a tlnc.                                  I'tas he on liis back now? He
didn't know. t'lbwas cold in spite of the sun,                                        He he:lrd voices but
not words, He was tiTed.                       l{is eyes          close<i again and the sun welrt
out. The sky was black rvith l ig8ly stnrs.
j'tie next   thing    he knew Jcihlt l)o'/ i.c i-et' wils lookrlri;                                                                                    dorvn at hir'i "'ihatt
"ihe man wirc;is going tc be ni)- fatlier-ltl-ial{r"           was                                                                                     lrrs frrst    tirc;u{}it.
l,iirit in tire  .licf.elts t,/as,hc -tclittli whr:re l'1r. Lee lias                                                                                   ,  0r^ 1"1r. Leet
xhere he waS, witicheVer tlre i13I'ltedthirtl'w.tS.              lii:                                                                                  ot;l1lrtto get ur).
ije trj.ecl and    i{rs pr:sheC b.ici. iry t colti tlllfrientliv                                                                                       trand.

"iiant tC bfeak                                                                               a
                    t i r e t ' e : t O f i ' u i i i ' i l , r t ' l t ^ : , ? "i , r - . r : S 1 . c d .    "if,,rc       ir{lt t(,
5l,i to (l meettttl,.      I c a t t t t t n a i . c . I i . , ' i i o i t : I i t i l l rt l t Y o t l " . , c ' i r i y G o , i c r i r J t - r
t i.;1t . "

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              irirl his      iratr..i.                                                                                                                       s : ' l t t . i i t l. 1
                llt' wet'^t tct Sict;'

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                                                                                   .)7
" l l i d I b r e a k n i n e t e e n b o n e s? " n e a s k e d .   It   was easier expressed
than gratitude.

" T h e r e a b o u t s , " A u n t R a c h e l s a i o a n d c h a n g o d t h e s u bj e c t t o t h e
weather.




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