Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta
?3j._-c.; 3KOUGHT m 5S53: m liifl SB SfeSsS iT 'SfeO SS ft1 H91 ss .-f-ITAVs-i KraM firies-M iiiCt "Dig .ry Let Him Help with Tackle and About the .Deck as if .They'Were Glad to Haver "Him Aboard, Photo Cqgyrijht 1910 by Edwin Ixylck. f v t_, HE hero of this adTentttre 'is a well-to-do I resident of New York and well inown in the-Middle "Svest, -where his _ ancestors Mrttled early in the eighteenth century- Tha is micli more effective when he tells it in Jsis o-w-n characteristic style; but a limited cir- cle of friends and such a. fast army of unfa-, as this, newspaper would bring him BvtxKmlry. enf oroe a senaa of modesty, ajid the >L geasienvtn accordingly refuses to b.a.ye .his. identity made public. story, therefore, is as one of make-oelieve, and rather "fay process. _ Instead of moving homeward-with Draks walked along the water front TUe air .lured elm on. with just enough cool .hlffi" grate- fully after stuffy, hours uptownj He'thought the m t tw ?-vl r 't. ;X r-v'-Ai rTli V T..i.-_sri.j .f'Ji feS the Day's Catch, Copyright by Edwia IjCvidt i "I most have made a blunder." he said. "Where Drake had crossed enough to ki I i.' kk> own 'in lesser waters he "Well, you're outside the liue limit In felt himself a. tolerable sailor, but this was a new s prfTb-vi iBJSscas i r-vl' T-iVM r i. 5 O }O t-. I Putting Nets Aboard Boats. hotter to watch its dancing sheen he stepped oa.a sloop, that, lay at the pier. Such jewelled treasure bed never before enthralled him. The mass of moving l'. atify his socini cJesircs at of color was beautiful beyond bis felt him- -Urn. te i -'prestige. -.He had the knack of obtaining orders without so- Ucitis; mere suggestion or advice r.s an -apparently disinterested party. His methods, there-. far superior to those of a self-coafessed self transported to a realm of perfect peace and teat. "Skipper., come and see this 6ne "What's a sure enough haul: don't look like a mennaid .agent" It was that diplomatic manipulation of exactly, but I guess it's pert human." wM jrade wbich rated him high with bis and qualities kept him In brisk demand ,.UDoag -his clients. So, more often than not, this presenting merits of Three C's called Until now it bad never Interfered jriiSt returning "ikt tint when Drske catneont qtft he and coaae friends had beea prov- bg ibe irtpcrior attracUons of the Three C's, ha de- >icfed that bare a fresh, mackerel for nresk- hc headed for market '--It is not often that tee flab dealers there hare a Drake the drift of this exchange, but it to him to fit n.irnrally Into the enchanting scene until he felt himself lifted by the shoulders a gruff but ktedly voice steady, DOW; did you come here for a picnic, young man, what's your business''" Drake open his wondering eyes- The wand Of magfc hnd Indeed shifted the scene. Something pushed suddenly from him the moon tipped river, the sheen of moving color, the luring nighc .breeze, the primed faces of crew; und the sky matched the pray of the SM. which the ship was bnmping with sail? The night bad been real; was hs now dreaming? mm j t t r (_7. f, 1 am They Lowered Two Fhitto Copyright 1910 by Edvrin LsvicK, lifted from a heap of seine nets on whlah to aH "Tbat suits you must snow appearoiKos he had lain. His silk hat now reposed green at this business." tJSe, did the flsh bought at the market, "Yotfll learn soon enoogh, ana some day -neatly packed. The expanse of shirt bosom showed you'll be glad to have It to Ml bacn on. :Now come don't look like a seafaring the gruff of having served as a slcfrplns Jacket and his to the cabin and III rig you out." broadcloth the iron. Spray had Rocked with In the outfit which the stopper their voice weat on; "p.nd If yon think ynn're a Dlcasare of Jaiowstinff rfrakcy questioner himself, ers. The onatmble waa too tangible to. jnibiakc it tnom 10 JPI wv mi. large a ceald the forecastle batch and had beea for a drea.ro. rV of wind enabled ot caavM the Ann -fairlv Hew ahead. everybody tpak his. medicine man fashion. The skipped fed' That kind of woVk demanded jr. But fagged out as he was, when Drake got to' hia i 'bunk at'eleven that night he found rime before went to sleep to wonder If the folks at home j- worried and to wish back.' z The 'gecoiid 'day passed as" had the first; at the fish- Ing o'clock, breakfast at keeping the nets properly laid and hauling them in on occasion; and that night the catch ng'ain measured, two hiradred bushels. .At meals Drake was.carried back to the ravenous hunger of his youth In outin.q ;t when everything tasted good, nnd he wanted the'plate pifcd h'Sgli nnd often. could feei the g return of youth, also, in ihe surging of his blood, nnd. lame ns they were, his muscles quickened with the lust of action. Good luck hnd saved him from a.boodlum cruited along the city wharves and hnd.cast'hint among messmates'from the Far Xorth. where sailors know only the sea and share its heartiness. Ha learned to address them by their first names, ami from Skipper Jack down they nil called him Sid and took him Into fellowship from the beginning.. Captivated by the trim and behavior of the Lucy Ann when he first observed, her .it ha had grown really fond of her with ripening aco ance. So it was with a tinge of regret that he found the Lucy Ann. just one week after departure from port, tying uy again at the slip. Drake sought the skipper. "You have been mighty good to me." he said, "and r don't remember when I felt as well as I do now. I fcnovr'l must have been a lot of trouble to you. How much will make it "Cut that short, came the skipper's reply. -We 'were nil glr.d to have >oa along, even if you invited. Vou may be a gentleman, but you :neUI yonr end-up- 1 wish wo hnd.'yon for regular company. As to uow much will make It-right, I ana sorry I can't allow you wages, for the Hst was full when you joined us; but we had a quick trip and good .cairn and yon ar.e in on the division of extra profits. I figure your share is ?-t.aO." If As ucespectedlv w the sea had swallowed him U yielded htm up.' Mrs. Drake had quite decided that p she must the police to pnt put their drag net wbvn Drake appeared before her. The sight made bo.r speechless, for her astonished gaze fell not on her weil groomed husband of other days, bat on his pre- sentment in an oil sra'.tred sweater and HI uwd boots nnd trousers, his' countenance like a pumpkin and his hands rongh and cnllotiscd and fnrrcnvefi. A bit of well tarpaulin encased the evening attire in which she hart last seen him. Enfolding another bun- .lie, he exposed a mess of pnrgies. them he said, "and can gnarantea them fresh." "Sidney! other time, niy dear. I've had the experience i of my li'e. It bns made a man of roe. Acd I thinV It has taught me to QQit beiag my own best, customer.'