Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta
O 1C M G KI.Wtl.bt, 1010. h, It. X.. Tort H.r.M Co. AM f.cM, LIAS UORHAN took the pipe from between his lips. "Deacon Putnam's wife came bera to-day, Sarlauiia." Sarlaniia Ifoked up from her place OB the steps of the porch. ;'l know It." She threw backt her headi laughing. "Didn't I see her comhig down the hill and Her mood changed. "Ou.h! I hale her-I hale the whole crew. Why can't they leave .rne "Maria said Kllaa Ponnan. slowly, Iml- an. Interest in you became you aru motherless, she's got of her own." jl Burlanna's eyes kindled. jl "Oh, yon hate them, father: you l.nto them as much" do." she exulted. Dorinan came to the iwrch rail and hung ovc-r It. "Look here, he said seriously, "thut li something 1 want to tujk to you about." The girl put up iier bauds in mock terror. "Don't; please don't." "Come, SarlBiiiu, you've got to listen to me once lu a while. Wjlllaiil Blake fa a good man. for Ills'ukV I wish yon'd tw a little different. Your life has been free enough, girl. I'm not sure but that !t 1: (Iras for. Ten Me of My Motei. Did Sac Go to Church? By Edna Mary Booth and back. Ob, I gave plenty of time to lay the law down.to? father; Poor "Did Blake asked, amused. "Of coiinje. It was 'about ohiirah to-day, I gjjcis. Any way, fajlier told me to-night that 1 really ought to go "We- Is "Of wmreo. Pother Is But you need not Hl'ake, -that I'm going." She stopped walking.' should 'I go while I have her arms out to the sea. "Isn't God here the atme as In that atuffy old church 1 tell, you I won'tigo. I won't be laced and starched and sit for an hour or hat ou. I won't! I Blake Into the sand. He cleared his throat aiid claspei) his hands behind his back. "Oh, you'jy golng'lo make a speech'" foretold Sari- anna. make In the moonlight she could see the color sweep'jbia-facel She laughed-softly and be felt the spur, ,'j -V "J "Well, there's this much to'k; Sarianna." be blurted, "you're twenty, yearyold, now., and it's time youjjegaii to do a other folks do." "This Would be mighty Interesting, William, If I- hadn't beard It before." '-.'._ "Not so'much as you ought to have Blake was warming to his subject. don't like to say anything against your father, but you've done Just as you've wanted to do ever since he brought you here years ago. He and that old woman up there have beep your slaves.. "Yes, yes, I she. interrupted, Impatiently. L Blake stood apart, watching her. In this mood she was wholly Incomprehensible. Nevertheless, he loied her with a love that wus above the out- come, perhaps, of an unusual courtship. He was tweuty-Bve years old, and tills was his first the passion'of his youth. Many tlmea he had teemed to wiah himself free of It, with no will to bring mat- ters to a definite conclusion. To-night the moonlight softened the rugfedaw of Barlanna and gave lo her an unusual beauty. He longed to go to her, snatch her up in his arm. and carry her to hla mother to be made one of hla mother's orderly household. He watched her dig her feet down Into the sand. Her dark skirt waa wofully lacking In length, and the white.blouse she wore wai open at tbe throat. Her sBoulders and proud head drooped a mile, but after.a time she straightened and tossed backward a long thick braid of brown hair with a swift, challenging motion. He looked at her then with the critical eye of a New England villager supplanting tne lover. He strode toward her. "Aren't.you ever going to wear long skirts and do' up your be demanded. "lam .not she answend coolly. you oiuet, Sarianna. lou can't go on like thli." risked their "llrei to do it It I. because o.eo oue li for you that they ire trying to do muck. Wnf doB't think that way, Sarlanoar It >h For half in hour they walked li irleoce, her tlwt" to deepened ahe lung her arms about -William" Wllllaml" ".be eried, "I want to give father the I want to give both of them M the sea William, help me to do It and I'll love know I'll love you'" The man drew back, aghast. He tried to arms, but they were like bands of steel He templed to wrench himself away, but In pbytiqui and strength ahe was bis equal "For heaven'i aake, let me go'" he cried. The mnacles In her arms relaxed, bnt ahe dM not unclasp handa. Blake ceaaed to atmggle. Ha face wai very close to his. ,he entreated, "if yon really love you'll do it. No one need know. They'll all go awe! to-night MarUia will help I want father to waai always loved to be in them. We'll L T'or b> them to it. I'll row back to nerraet the nearoat ifcom water will be oilet then wui ne nifet then e attempted, "I can't, Sartanna. It'a mltted Blake. I 'JS Shm tWl mtvh -In to take hold of her She sprang past him. f to be angry tbe .The man took a long pull pip; bate be blurted in his hand. "I bnte them to wjire degenerates and curiosities -jhe gjrl tossed bur If thnt means anjthllg luTereiil from them 1 we're It." .porman laughed. j __----- 'i I he right in some things, though. Sari- anna. I guess you bad ought to go to church. -Mother ialways went." I Sarianna turned h> him sharplv sudden tense- came Into her voice. I "Tell me of my mqther Did go to church? I The man a nnsxnrrlnsed .upon tts pipe The flung the pieces him.? I "Yes he answered e _t I girl sprang np revealing a tall litha form that almost too powerful for n woman She threw out her hands appealiiiely father tell me JeH me mire'' she crlid He shook his head sidly j I Wather whv vou' t "Because when I came buck home slitecn years I wanted the twenty years before to drop out I wanted to forget as much ns I conld I feel the same BOW." The girl a steij and wound her arms about ttie- pist above her. _ 'Twenty years was a long tlm- for you to stay father. Why djdn't you come I my mother had lived I -hou'd have come after She- first few years. Heart and .soul I am a sailor: n tint was the use of coming back to father with his talk of college and 'And then, yon met my Sariana en- you to settle down a bit. I don't want yon to lose pialie. I'd like to see yoiiihls wife." nj-eathed S'iirlanna. persisted IJorman. "1 wish you thougbi more.of him." I ifiink enough of she declaredibrusquel' She walked down the and down again. There mis a certain wild impatience In her movements. town had criticised and censured Dorman's girl Bnt only of late had there come to Dorman any anxiety concerning the future of" his child. To-night be watched .hkr walking' up'nnd down the path, as be bad watched her often In the last few weeks. More than one emotion lined his ftice. Suddenly'she'came tojhlm, a in hor eyes. >'j "Look! Father, See, is on her I t. nffthe Eoun! Sarianna lifted her head. "There's going, to be a i she prophesied quietly. I Ovcrheid the moon rose In a lik-even w clear that Ihe atars seemed hung on to a higher forth at the fry edge ofithe'water. 'Oh. you've she eiclalmed. .gnlet as her voice waa It etprtled Dornan "Tea Sarianna he said, I Barlanna gaied at htm tbonghtfclly. fAm I a. great trial to yon, ihe asked, i With an effort Dorman aroused htmtelf to a laugh fither but I ve heard yoin nse the word. Hark' Hear the waves and 'way down the' stars have gone ont. The storm's coming. In the morning it will be here." She hurried down the'path and disappeared below the bank. Five minutes later Blake came. lo.ll and her on the bench, William." Dorman (reeled him lon'II the same old Job, J reckon. Well. It's a good night for a sail." But when Rlake carae to her tbe girl said nothing about going out In the boat. She was pacing back and I ve board it all before can t bear It I to-night Blake gave her a puzzled look u "What is tbe matter i on he asked. "I don t know she said wearily I ve been ask- ing father to tell me something of my mother, but he never wont Jet won't Jie Ml.me who I am, You re a Dornian that is enneh to know 1 The girl turned from him a low crv Is It Sariannn' he asked In t oublcd topes Oh yon don t understand me Why Is it' Tou've told me over and again that you love me TOU can t, you can t, or JOB would nndmtawi me tood etrald know that It would not be posefthrtn talk more to Sarianna that night. Two days later Sariann-i again id back and forth upon the beach The of the September storm that hjd lasted a day and a night waa gone The heavens were not yet clear, hjt the rush of tbe waters was Ritbsiding. The morning before Bllai Dornaii, down on the beach among sojie busy fishermen, bad offered to go out to arare a boat that seemed to be slipping her moorings He rowed out, every notion giving evi- dence of bis Joy lo fighting wave and wind Later after going through mach danfer men had brought him home Tbe element, bad won the bat- tie It wa. a straaxe tilng to happen to a man on high seas had laughed at He Has lyuig white and .UU np In tlie boose wh !e SarJanna paced the Mnds No one but Murtoe Bea dared to speak to her All day she had looked npon tlw women that filled the house had sent Martha to her with a question she bad told tile old woman cnrtly that the had otth Ing to MV At tulrtght she had gone to the beach After a time Vartlm sent Blake to her 4 there must be something I can do for yon he pleaded levins Ms hand npon her abovlder She freed hefyelf Impatiently rriipy me mad" jhe cried 'They're whcre In the houae r can t get aw ay from the aonnd of their rolws ,Why don t fiey leave me alone' Whv don't they leave him atone? Don t they know that be d haM H? They're plunlng all sorts of things Wiev that I am beside myself and they treating like a l.ttte thlld They've even sent to tbe rttr tor clothes for OK to wear They don t aeem to realte that I am not deaf They're going to have a quartet eau and they're going to line tbe grave With Uowrn Dont they know that bate ItJ 1 Why 4M tbey brtog him home' put then la whrm wmld mther lie" She threw out one ana tue aet "Wfly didn't they l.ar. him theri? t ho nld over aal over again that there was no bettor ending than to 73 out to Blake i, ne ''don't think that Tte moq MMa't do lem than aeareh toe him, aid they an her watt I'll come back to yon ihe (one, "If you'll do ttte I'll come back to yon FH wevJoogakirti rildAnyhaJrlivtuynwM. ru be yonr wife, WlUlam, and I'll go to chnreh every Sunday." She drew her from -his and Jito with like live coale the crted. It-tor him. He loved miao" She rolsased him -and waited, her hread) gntttef Otfll'l (Ups WHh nmttwsd word the man Tier Ma. proatlM MM yon went ka mtlaxi yon you'll proimlw Be you'll come 'Trj5 .he Mid. reverently. "1 an aim Qo4 let me oome tack to yon." bad not aaked to go with her. >t laat, n per- her, and ttie tasted aa> came the prMulee of Sar'ann left her pttcfc ,t tne ansr ,nfl twm flmjers lowered tbe sail This done, she felt along the et the boat ud began to draw ont the plica' that Blake, a story nil boyhood, i had armoged tor her- Slowly, steadily the boat to FW moment kiMlt In tne.water wmi her ratlag agalost Ihe cabin Then a earem for what ibe loved beet on eank, swung heneU over the of the teat. ,4, The rowboat had ahlpned considerable water, and- for a was busy balling It out After-" ward she waited unletly until, reeling a little fef UK Sarianna paiued from sight. There waa more, licit In tic east A new day wai coming, but the girl had not jet betrnn It The the of the No" had abe any desire to know her fatherV aecret. Bbe was content that It should pam with him. wookl never ten and ihe waa glad NAIhmt CHtld enr be oame agata, yet all? 'awmed-.well. Bjr thai OH wild ahe had bronchi fcortelf All her life ronst be spent IB and itlll she wai glad., i to her the waveo ware aaMau for the farhw >he and (tie tfe kmd, aed her heart a Joyful anrrender to Urfaga a. the; were. H.