Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE pP 5H ADOW Gkarle5 LcorxorJ Moore? tat teJuu MM malar, ud about It, but nlad, imtll "it bid' to rapport her, And do you know whut Ux tktaf It glided uro-ind Uw wall, icrow Iki finer up lo her ind hnr; I grabbed It by tin eelllr, II will M Ltould, aad kicked It, l I'd t r TheS It li think -to honw'la fntuJY T her! It Is an the floor befikid yon and with that romm fellow ,'hjf Wlni Jinked and trtinpltd on the' dark flcun carpit: good of. Aolntr remon- "and why stratid "After rmr mnlig you cin hudly ex- said the other, "If you bwl inch a thing peoplt te accept an MTWdropper and spy an ftmf you and a girl when you 'were talk- twnorahU "Ton MM u HpliMttn. bat to Htlifr we know, I wjll you. were In ft kit j. Ing feuule suffrage, would m.nhuudle it too, If "HX'-.yoii dtutdv The a. and Indefatigable worker In Its of liberty. Galiie'i guest, It ceilid not lie It begai to, seen not only in the town of I.-----, but at ftritatint potato. Apparently It toward tlifm If miitt.r' kroki'iud Mt4d UM nut' icatlorlni tile band right and lift and cbarjtoi dawn on tliu thlu MUM of MlHtift At tUl Ho, tuned, and fled tin ttrtet, br phantom. TbU wafi'too mucli Tbo'Maror to FroviMt thi two, together wKh otker nwmbcn of-tln fMuitjr, called oa the Vnleum tat titl ht.nrb bla aliadow, and compel It to of and pleaMfitiuai. Be'burd Item out'and then aald, mdly, irtr some thluei, gentlemtn, control. Be baa do with tht nuklttf of klolt- It or atnilntebes the am anr artltklal light It wtwn he 1 fcuow not to your Tlews." sslfl Seruian number was ula bitterest enemy, "if Herr Profc toujrliht. 1DU. br tiit York Oo. All rlKtite PKOKESSOR.AKHON wis'easily the most con- spicuous though the most retiring member of the faculty of the L-----Univcti, ty. Because of his prodigious learning, and the rcnnto It brought tliu university, he was released from any but voluntary duties III lecturing and For the most part ho buried himself in his large, gloomy house, timid his fossils and busied 'with writing papers on paleontology and monographs on geology. Hut bce-asiouslly, of course, be did "go out, and his appearance was such as to engage tho atten- tion antl fix the remembrance forever. lie was tall, very thin aud alwnyifCloUied In a long, closely buttoned frock coat. If tbc weather afforded any excuse whatever ho wore a shawl around his shoulders, after a fashion which Imd gone b'ut as thor- o.ujrhly ns his mastodons. Mis stock of yellow hair stood up or projected In writhing wisps in every direc- tion like Medusa's serpents. Ho had bushy eyebrows, great goggy eyes, long thin nose, perked up lips and a dim which retreate'd into his high collar until it was not. Such was the picture which existed In the public mind of this learned and excellent man. One night' the Professor sat In his study. It was a1 large, lofty room with the usual furniture of desks, tables and Iwokcases, taut U was given a" grim and ghostly air by the skeletons and relics of bygone ages which decorated tbe walls or hung suspended from the ceiling. The restored anatomy of Eohlppus was planked above one bookcase. Over the fire- place gaped the Jaws of a Dinosaur, and the bones of a Mastodon made a sort of a cave In one comer. The large table desk before which the Profesaor was -e'ated'was lighted by a powerful electric bulb In a ground glass globe. There was no other Illumination lh the room. .As he bent over his which was the sorting of aiime fossil specimens recently unearthed in Nevada, lie heard a yawn behind hlai and theo 'an impatient Voice am tick tired of turned' quickly around, for he had himself alone. And alone be socmed to Ifo living being was visible in the room: But on the wall, back ofjilm, he saw his shadow, greatly mut- ijined, i aud appareiilly In a state, of Independent Its arms were stretched out as though in wiarlneM, and its lips trembling as It had Jiwt spoken. you and what are you tired of he cried, f.rand lt br stlis on It spoke no more up. The shadow preserved Bta former out- about Its wrongs aud gave no account of Its doings, line thnujb It should have altered with owner's But accounts soon began to come In from outside v to. trouble hi. tranquillity. The Professor'! Shadow. am your its voice replied, "and I am tired of you and of this edttence., This Is a very dog's The Whole Procession Fled Down the by That Black Destroying Ph.ntom. our p.nty to look up and sav, Sour shadow bad the power of projecting through ouUlnui on the at the other end of the room the greatest economv of time, though oeca.lon.lly U Wo all san It there could be no mlstaKe-thcre was appeared on -ailrosd trains and steamsUps, as though 1. nil 'twi- light tn'ny .eout. The ii.d the Professor did yoi'" "ten." said the other, "I was calling on a lady and we were having au animated discussion ported as baling been seen on the .pavement of tha Pantheon at Rome under the eye of the ijrent dome. It hid down the galleries of rss louvre, Ing women and children Into a panic. N.y, state- ment wn current that at a close session of tbe House of Commons It had appeared In the aisle, had examined the mace and the Speaker's wig, and then had flitted about the benches, poking Its" Impertinent nose orer ihe members' shouldors. Its tastes were omnivorous, hut In the main Its proclivities were low. Night ifter night It was said to have 'haunted the Mabelle aud other (juritionablo resorts In mingling with the dancers and not n anting to'Iesve until the lights were turned out Tbe climax came when the militia companies ft! decided to glre a street drill and parade: They turned out with a fall "military band and a cavalcade of policemen to tae line. It muddj a bright June sun blasting down on the asphalted street, and of course what shadows were made were gathered under the feet of tbe troops and horson. Yet there, heading the whole array, floating on the white avenue, aud keeping step and lime to the .music, was the Professor'. Shadow at its .most definite and larfies: outlln. 'should .hltow sumltaf." for hint, MM VrtutMt. "Ton hire gtven me in id.s. Ift tare a two and I cin Hiviug made gome the Fnfeaeor thai evening In hlf bril'.laitiy I tbe retnrn of ,tbe trnant came in, slowly thronftl the doorwmy, ind moving ttonffe about the floor, until it Bonn, attached Itiwl.1- "Are you Shadow? answered tbe.thll "Whore hare "Ben out .with the bhut myMit and yon vp forever. It is life or death for you I Wlilck to Tlwre wis i long and a wrltkinf M though the Stwdow was wnitllnc with Itself. Fhully, be said. "Ion don't give i fellow a ehuce. Of I have got to agree. Life Is sweet .to ne M luij IDA. But I uliut nay your programme ta mighty BlM a chap who bus hed.a taste of ml llviai.'" And so ibe compact iitlM aM SKadow wxled trireht.'