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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDQE. ALBERTA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER !9, !908. 4 of 4' 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 I We 4 Wish four Store Many t Patrons !A 4 merry 4: 4 And a 4 4 fiappy new IVear 4 4 4 Owum1 to our 4 4 having to 4 4 4 remove so 4 4 iiuiiiv times 4 4- diirinir the 4 past year. 4 H we regret J not 4 4; to rrive our 4 4; 1'atror.s as 4 frood satisfaction 4 4' is we should. We now 4 4? 4: Our Hew 4j 4j and Up to Date 4} Quarters 4? and hope Co 4> better 4 4 Thanking you 4, for your 4 4j during the 4j year, we 4 4; 4, reninni, 4? Your Obedient 2; Servants. The Crimson Wigwam w1 Author ol and v.estward beyond v.-kek-ss beyond" the eyond the r.arrow sea and atop the edge Tiie st'irits of the warriors of the ixvthic their way out from tiie stony graves, to tell their names, and the tales of their -reat and little deeds, to the god who i i'.veils therein. Then thcv continue on the long trail to the .-alleys of eternal summer. In the I'rimson are many wonderful tilings which in the old days were stiver, to man by the gods, only to be v-. 1 taken back because of the'.vavwardness of man. these wonders are: The _ Red Arrow. Tiie Wallet of Plenty, The Mucc-'sins of the Wind, The Pictures of Wisdom and The Water of Healing. To TV on the River of Three Fires stole a fearful sickness. It followed on the trail of the hunters who had been slaying the caribou about Wind 1 The season was that of the southward migration, wnen tne great herds cross the barrens to the extremist valleys, and the ptarmigan cross the uloiers on the Strengthened by tiu- meat of a .urea! sea-bird, which he had stalked and killed, Wolf Master took heart the completion adventure. By the sim of tie he had. seen the walls of the ('rimsnii so close tiia' it seemed as a" arrow, shot Would tile -od from retreat. ,-niy the MM and the belt of smoky hill !av between imn and tiie of ;he waier. With tire and axe. fe'ied a do'en spruce trees, Ik- trimmed them of their branches and draped them to the of the There he s. He woman turned awav from her food, and her eyes rrom the li-nt, and forger the vo-'.-e of her lover. The old women distilled bright liquors irom various herbs. to their knowledge of such things. The priests heads with of bear and wolf, and invoked their goas. iheir rlesh with needles of bone, moistened the ashes ot tne council-nre with i-iood. "'ici tossed Delicts of it to the four ways. Still the sickness entered the lodues and claimed its hehi'tess victims. With the coming of the snow and the binding 01 the ice. the nameless atoo the western or tne worm rnev." sai'i the. oldest man. "Turnjnot aside "Hold strain: to tne journe; r the Water of Heahn Fires, without help or in quest or me von- eves with vour left hand and extend your right, and await wnat may with nvre than life. Do vou hum she asked. _ _ vr He freed his arm from her hands and drew her against him. "1 hunt a he said: and he told her. in a few words, of the Water of "Let me yo with you." she pleaded, to the iurs on his breast. "Nav." he whispered, "for how could i remember the of the village and the end of the quest, with your hunger and weariness ever near me? Then would forsake the trail, that hunt food you and build you a warm The maiden saw the truth of his words. For a moment she to and then turned awav. So they parted at the of the forest, where the new snow lav irrav and unbroken under the sky. The Lrirl went back to the stricken lodges, and the brave stepped trie spruces and his trail ur> the slope To the west he set his face, flashing through the lifeless wood up to the lifeless barren. A wind ran before him. between the levels of brooding skv and blanketed earth. It died in a thicket of black spruces, like a wounded ammai in its den. The canopy of heaven mini: lower and snow descended in silent, curtains of white. Wolf Master bent his head to it and held on his wav: and love was a tire in his heart that wanned his courage against the uhostiv desolation. All day lie travelled, breaking a trail that twisted turned, vet held true to the westward course. So the expert woodsman has ever travelled saving his strength by thickets rather than breaking through, and taking a do. "en stet'S, around wind-fall and boulder rather than risking a strain bv leaping across. Tiie storm of snow ceased about noon. .he sky cleared, and a cold draught of wind came down from the north. When the early twilight began to gather over the grav waste. Wolf Master sought a resting place in the heart of 'a thicket of firs. There, with one of his racquets, he dug a trench in the The morning sky was heavy, the wind was raw and from the east, when he launched his rude float from the rocks onto the desolate waters. The raft rode so deep that it aw.-ish wish cverv wave I: slu.Lm'sh. a.nd the body. Her eyes were alight reckless voya-er had to work desperately! with his pole of spruce, to -et it clear of the shore. Once away from the rocks the wind helped him. lie paddled until he was tired, standing upriirht. with the icy water streaming over his moccasined feet. He found it no easv matter to keep his balance, so sidling and erratic was the action of the sea. The wind from the east drove a white foi; before it. It blew out like drop- ping smoke. The coast of the island, the unstable, floor of the sea. and the unknown coast ahead, were all blotted from Wolf Master's vijiion. Unseen birds, with harsh, affrighting voiees. cried around him. Toil-spent, chilled to the bone and sickened by the unfamiliar motion, he lay prone on the raft and to the straining thongs of hide by which it was held together. Indi'Terent to danger, and weak beyond naming, he sank, at last, into a profound slumber. The sleep "f exhaustion lasted many hours. The wind slackened and fell. The foi; thinned and roiled southward, The sea quieted. The sun shone in the west, illuminating the walls of the '.'rimson Wigwam til! thev burned like nre. >oon the dusk Hooded from the east an' voices ik-ated on the bitter air......the voi the nortii a red curtain tell across the stars, sh' violet in its folds, and wavered along the hill t 4- 4 4. 4; 4 4r 4 BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS NOW IT PAYS Some Suggestions POCKET KNIVES TABLE KNIVES CARVING KNIVES IN SETS PLATED WARE RAZORS IN SETS SCISSORS AND SHEARS LADIES' COMPANIONS BREAD MAKERS MEAT CHOPPERS CARPET SWEEPERS PLAYING CARDS SKATES AIR GUNS STEVENS RIFLES BUY THEM FROM US, AND YOl'K WILL NOT ONLY 15K SKKVirKABLK AND ONK THAT WILL LAST. 15 rT Tor WILL .FIND or it nun-; IS REASONABLE. t "IF YOU LIVE OUT OF TOWN 4? 4 4 4 4 STAFFORD-AGNEW 4- 4 4? 4? FOR the east. Ice i ringed the gray 1ide, and thc rocks uc-re drilled with snow. the Water of Healing in his hands. Kneeling beside the couch of skins, he held v> -m -v f -k f The farther shore lay like drifted smoke along the uneasy waters. The air was jt to her iips Straightwav she opened her life was returned to them, V I 1C bitterly cold: and in all that wide outlook nothing stirred hut the wind and :ind love still glowed in their f L 1 IV T Tho ri-in ri nn 'inrl xc-ic 1 i .v __