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The Overland ^Monthly

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Out West Magazine

CO^TSNTS VOLUME LXXXI

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May, 1923 to 'December, 1923

(This volume contains but eight issues, so that future
volumes may commence with the January number.)



MONTH PAGE

AIKEN, EDNAH (Illus.) George Wharton lames July 27

ANGEL WITH THE FLAMING SWORD, THE William Herbert Carruth : June 18

BILL OF SALE, A Milton R. Rutherford Nov. 9

BOB TURNERS' CHOWCHILLAS (Illus.) Charles H. Shlnn May 13

BOOKS AND WRITERS : May, p. 33, 34, 46;

June, p. 33, 34; July, p.

30; Aug., p. 30, 32, 33;

Sept., p. 44 ; Oct., p. 37 ;

Nov., p. 37; Dec., p. 37.

BOSS OF THE RIVER GANG, THE (Illus.) Frances Hanford Delanoy June 13

July 22; Aug. 22; Sept.

25; Oct. 21.

BRET HARTE'S FIRST EDITORIAL, etc May 5

BROTHERS IN BATTLE Jim Tully , Oct. 11

BUSH-FELLA, THE (Illus.) James Hansen July 6

CAMP FIRE TALK Charles Howard Shinn Nov. 30

CASE OF SOMETHING STRONG, A (Illus.) Laura Bell Everett... June 23

CELL IN THE WALL, THE Frank A. Hunt '. Aug. 3

CHARGE TO KEEP I HAVE, A Colin Campbell Clements Oct. 18

CHILI CHERUB, .THE Imanda Mathevis Chase Nov. 28

CLARENCE KING George Wharton James.., Oct. 31

DARLING STRAD, THE Jo Hartman Nov. 32

DAWN OF EMANCIPATION, THE, Story of Lincoln..../am Havelock Campbell Oct. 27

DEAL IN DOPE, A (Illus.) Captain Mansfield June 7

EARLY CALIFORNIA BRIGANDS B. G. Rousseau Nov. 35

EARLY DAYS AND WRITERS OF THE OVERLAND..G*or<^ Wharton James Aug. 5

ECONOMIC GROWTH OF THE WEST F. T. Lechfield Oct. 24

END OF THE TRAIN FIESTA S. Omar Barker June 9

FISHING FLEETS OF SAN FRANCISCO , Arthur L. Dahl Aug. 17

FOUR-FOOTED SHERLOCK, A Captain Mansfield Sept 31

GETTING ON THE STAFF Frona Eunice Wait Colburn Nov. 3

GIRL AT THE TANK HOUSE, THE Frona Eunice Wait Colburn Dec. 17

GOVERNOR'S BALL Henry Walker Noyes Oct. 20

GOVERNOR RICHARDSON AT YOSEMITE....: July 39

GROUARD, FRANK Government Scout H. B. Kinsley Aug. 18

GREETING FROM LUTHER BURBANK Letter and photo, Honoria

Tuomey June 4



MONTH PACE

GREETING FROM WALLACE IRWIN .......................... Letter and photo ..................... May 6

HAMLETS I HAVE SEEN AND OTHER

HAMLETS (Illus.) ............ ........ Eugene T. Saviyer ..... ... July 13

HARDING, WARREN GAMALIEL Eulogy... ................. Senator James D. Phelan ............ Sept. 14

HEARST, PHOEBE APPERSON ............................................ Frona Eunice Wait Colburn ...... Sept. 23

HISTORIC SPOTS IN CALIFORNIA (Illus.) .................. Rockwell D. Hunt .......................... May 31

HOOVER WAR LIBRARY, THE ......................................... Ralph Hasviell Lutx. ...................... July 29

HOW HAWAIIAN ISLANDS CAME ON THE . ,

MAP (Illus.) ......................................................... N *; 20



HOW THE MODOC INDIAN WAR STARTED (Illus.) Fred Lockley .................................. Nov. 12

INCH IN THE GLASS, AN .................................................... Betram S. Booth ............................ Nov. 11

INTERPRETATION OF CALIFORNIA ............................ James Franklin Chamberlain.... Sept. 11



INVISIBLE GUIDE ...................................... ..................... John McLoughlin Harvey ............ p^'

LAST LAUGH ............................................................................ Park Abbott .................................... Nov. 22

LIBRARY A COMMUNITY INVESTMENT, THE ........ Milton J. Ferguson ........................ July 39

LITERARY NEWS FROM OREGON .............................. Viola Price Franklin .................... July 32

LITTLE PRAYER TO JOSS ................................................. Robert Heiues ................................ Aug. 10

LUCK OF THE STORM, THE ................ ............................. Percy Walton Whitaker .............. Dec. 22

LURE OF GOLD, THE ....................................... ..................... James Franklin Chamberlain.... Oct. 8

LUTHER BURBANK Intimate Glimpses (Illus.) ............ Honoria Tuomey .......................... June 5

MATE OF BARCELONA, THE (Illus.) .............................. Robert E. He-wes ................ ......... July 9

MESSAGES OF APPRECIATION (Illus.) ................................................................................... May 25

MEXICO WELCOMES SAN FRANCISCO ENVOYS. .. O. McCormick .......................... June 29

MILLS, SUSAN TELLMAN .................................................... Frona Eunice If ait Colburn ...... Aug.

MR. COME-BACK ...................................................................... Helen Hughes ................................ Sept. 27

MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE .......................................... George Watson Cole .................... Aug. 27

MY STAY IN BERMUDA ............................. , ................. Mary Emilie Older ........................ Oct. 25

NEW DAY, THE ............................... ................ Paul Adams .................................. Sept. 19

OLDEN, GOLDEN DAYS OF THE PONY

EXPRESS, THE (Illus.) .................................................... W. H. Thompson ........ .. Sept.

OLD-TIME MINSTRELS OF S. F ...................................... Eugene T. Sawyer ....................... Oct. 5

ONE CHRISTMAS EVE ................. ........................ Caroline Katherine Frankin ...... Dec. 21

OUR OCTOBER POETS .............. .......................................... Harry Noyes Pratt ........................ Oct. 1

OUR NOVEMBER POETS ..................... ................ Harry Noyes Pratt ........................ Nov. 1

OUR DECEMBER POETS ...................................................... Harry Noyes Pratt ............. .......... Dec. 1

OVERLAND'S ILLUSTRATOR ..................... ................. S. H. Wainviright Jr ................... July 43

OVERLAND MONTHLY, FOUNDING OF ................ George Wharton lames .............. May

OVERLAND PONY-EXPRESS, THE (Illus.) .......... L. R. Hajen .................................... Sept. 8

PATCHED HEART, THE ...................................................... Translated by Sarah R. Heath.. Dec. 28

PATIGIAN, HAIG (Illus.) ......................... ..... Harry Noyes Pratt ........................ Aug. 11

PELE, GODDESS OF KILAUEA .......................................... Juntas C. and Earnest B. Hoag.

PELICANS OF PYRAMID LAKE (Illus.) ................. Barton Warren Everman ............ May 16

PETROLEUM INDUSTRY IN CALIFORNIA,

THE (Illus.) ........................................................................ James F. Chamberlain .................. Dec. 9

POETS AND THINGS ............. ............................ Harry Noyes Pratt .............. ..... ^' *}

PRODIGAL OF SIYEPPA ............................. ............ Charles C. Brereton ...................... Aug. 13

PROUDFIT SIVIL'S TRYOUT ......................................... Charles H. Shinn .......................... July 24

REMINISCENCES OF THE PONY EXPRESS DAYS....S. Cornelius Cole ...................... Sept. 7

RENEWING THE LEASE ...................................................... //. A. Noureddin Addis .............. Aug. 24

RESOURCES AND INDUSTRIES S. F. Growing

Pains ...................................................................................... Robert Nevetan Lynch ................ Sept. 37

RESTORING THE ORIGINAL MONROE DOC-

TRINE .................................................................................. Mark G. Troxell .......................... Dec. 3

ROAD TO HEAVEN, THE ............................. ...... Wm. B, Campion .......................... Dec. 29

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL ESTES PARK .................................................................... July 18

RUMINATIONS BY AN OUTSIDE CALIFORNIAN. ../Vrnon Kellogg ............................... May 24

SAN FRANCISCO NOW AND THEN (Illus.) ................ Paul T. fitters ..... .. Nov. 6



MONTH PAGE

SOJEE-MOJEE MAN (Illiis.) Arthur Real Dec. 12

SPECIAL OVERLAND FEATURES FOR JUNE May 2

STANFORD, MRS. LELAND Frona Eunice Wait Cotburn July 3

( May 21

TALE OF CALAVERAS IN '58 Honoria Tuomey \ Sept. 21

( Oct. 14

TELEPATHY OR WHAT? : Stella G. Trask June 31

TELL IT TO THE JUDGE Charles V. Brereton July 19

THIS INTERESTING WORLD Ida Claire ...!! Dec. 45

TOUCH OF SPAIN, A (Illus.) Stella Gertrude Trask Dec. 15

UTAH'S ZION NATIONAL PARK (Illus.). Charles Griffin Plummer June 27

VALLEJO, EARLY HISTORY OF B. G. Rosseau Aug. 20

WHAT CHRISTMAS BROUGHT TO CELIA Caroline Katherine Franklin Nov. 34

WHERE I DISCOVERED KIPLING..... John Northern Milliard June 20

WHITE, MRS. LOVELL Frona Eunice Wait Colburn Oct. 3

WINTER TRAILS IN ENCHANTED LANDS (Illus.)..C/;rtr/<-/ Origin Plummer May 28

WOMAN WAR POET OF THE PACIFIC, THE Henry Meade Bland June 11



VERSE

ACACIA GOLD Linda Lee Dec. 27

ALTAGRACIA'S DYING PARTY Amanda Matthews Chase Dec. 27

BOATS Edgar Daniel Kramer Aug. 12

BOOK, A Jo Hartman Aug. 12

CALL OF THE WINDS, THE Derrick Norman Lehmer Aug. 12

CENOTAPH, THE Laura Bell Everett July 15

CITY BY THE SEA Nina May June 25

CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN THE DESERT. Annice Calland Oct. 17

CYCLE OF LIFE, THE William Nauns Ricks Oct. 17

DESERT RAT, THE Annice Calland Nov. 5

DISCARDED ELEMENT, THE Clinton Scollard Dec. 33

EAGLE RIVER, THE Grace Atherton Dennen Sept. 13

EL CONTENTO Cristel Hastings Aug. 12

EVENING FOG John Brayton Oct. 17

GOLDEN QUEST, THE Harry N ayes Pratt Nov. 44

GOLD SEEKERS OF '49, THE Will B. Linder July 12

GREAT DIVIDE, THE Reginald C. Barker June 25

GROUP OF LYRICS Ethel Turner Sept. 13

HOMEWARD TRAIL, THE Arthur William Beer Dec. 27

I BURNED MY BREAD TODAY Jo Hartman Dec. 27

IF Rudyard Kipling June 22

IF CHRIST SHOULD COME John Brayton Dec. 43

INDIAN BLANKETS ...Reaina Kaufman Nov. 27

INFINITY Mildred Fo-wler Field Sept. 13

IN POETS' CORNER Viola Price Frankin July 12

LAUS DEO Henry Walker Noyes Nov. 42

LIFE'S GOLDEN THREAD Ben Field Sept. 13

LITTLE TOWNS .Mabel W. Phillips Nov. 27

LOVE'S PRAYER Gladys Wilmot Graham Dec. 33

MIDWATCH, THE Henry Fitzgerald Ruthrauff Oct. 17

MIRROR LAKE Ruth Har-wood Oct. 17

MISSIONS, THE THEN AND NOW Torrey Connor June 25

MOUNTAIN SPIRIT Harold N. Lee Aug. 12

NEW MEXICO SIESTA S. Omar Barter Oct. 17

ON THE DUNE Mathurin Dondo Oct. 17

ON THE ROAD TO MONTEREY W. E. Hutchinson July 12

ON READING GEORGE STERLING'S ODE TO

SHELLEY Laura Bell Everett May 20

OPTIMIST .. ....Frnton Foivler .. Nov. 27



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Month Page

PELE Jane Corns! oct May 20

PIONEERS. THE _ David Fallon July 12

POET, THE Derrick Norman Lehmer Dec. 27

POINT LOBOS Mrs. Frederick If. Colburn June 12

POPPY, THE Eva Bess Sugarman .. July 32

PROFANITY Joy O'Hara Dec. 27

RAIN SOAKED PALMS W.H.Lench Oct. 17

RECOMPENSE Fenton Fowler Dec. 27

REDWOODS, THE Harry Noyet Pratt June 26

RIVER PEARL FISHER, THE Jay G. Sigmund .. Nov. 27

KONDEL OF THE WHITE ELEPHANTS Marie Drennan Dec. 27

RUBBISH Jay G. Sigmund Dec. 47

SAN FRANCISCO FROM THE SEA Francis Bret Harte May 12

SETTIN' ALONE Pearl Barker Hart Nov. 27

SHRINE OF SONG, THE Herbert Bashford May 20

SUMMIT, THE Harry Noyes Pratt May 20

SUNSET, A...: Suzanne McKelvy Nov. 21

TRAILS OF THE WEST. Mary Carolyn Daisies Nov. 47

TWELFTH NIGHT Martha Neviland Dec. 21

WHEN DARK DAYS COME Charles Granger Blanden Nov. 47

WHEN WINDS ACROSS THE WILD OATS BLOW ....Oscar H. Roesner Oct. 17

WILLOW SONG Glenn Ward Dresbach Nov. 27

WINTER RAIN ..Winmjred Gray Stewart Dec. 25

YESTERLAND Torrey Connor Aug. 12

YOUTH . .. Nov.




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Suppose that every Monday morn-
ing all the people who have a hand!
in furnishing your telephone service
came to your door for your share of
their pay. From the telephone com-
pany itself, would come operators,
supervisors, chief operators, wire
chiefs, linemen, repairmen, inspectors,
installers, cable splicers, test-board-
men, draftsmen, engineers, scientists,
executives, bookkeepers, commercial
representatives, stenographers, clerks,
conduit men and many others, who
daily serve your telephone require-
ments, unseen by you.

There would be tax collectors to
take your share of national, state and
municipal taxes, amounting to over
forty million dollars. There would
be men and women coming for a fair
return on their money invested in tele-
phone stocks and bonds money



which has made the service possible.
Then there are the people who pro-
duce the raw materials, the supplies
and manufactured articles required
for telephone service.

They would include hundreds of
thousands of workers in mines, smelt-
ers, steel mills, lumber camps, farms,
wire mills, foundries, machine shops,
rubber works, paint factories, cotton,
silk and paper mills, rope works, glass
works, tool works, and scores of other
industries.

When you pay your telephone bill,
the money is distributed by the com-
pany to the long line of people who
have furnished something necessary
for your service. The Bell System
spares no effort to make your service
the best and cheapest in the world,
and every dollar it receives is utilized
to that end.




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toward Better Service



20



OVERLAND MONTHLY



May, 1923



The Shrine of Song

and Other Poems

Written Expressly for This Number



On Reading George Sterling's
Ode to Shelley



Laura 'Sell Everett



Thanks to you, Bard, your song is such as he,

The West Wind, might have poured in rhythmic surge.

Peace to his ashes by the Tiber verge.

Time shall remember that by this far sea,

You sang and built a monument to be

His westmost cenotaph, no weary dirge,

But fervent ode, whose ecstacy shall purge

The mind of all that is not poesy.

Sing yet again sing through the war's abyss;
Sing through the jungle of material days
And through the dark morass of vicious woe ;
Show us the beauty that we hold, yet miss,
The starshine lambent on penumbral ways,
In vibrant measures sweeter than we know.



The Summit

ISy Harry Noyes Pratt

Out of the mist of the mountains that clamber
Blue-black and silent against skies of amber
Into the white of eternal snow's shriving;
Ultimate peak of the earth's stolid striving.

Up where the sea of white peaks wildly tossing
Beats at my feet in the turmoil of crossing
Up where the bowl of the heavens' wide spreading
Seems but the goal of the fierce eagle's heading;

Here is forgotten gross earth and its passion.
Here is re-birth into new life. We fashion
Out of the mold of the old, new beginning.
This is attainment; the goal and its winning.



The Shrine of Song

Wy Herbert Bashford

Come with me ! Fear not to follow !

Some old trail shall lead us there
To the ancient hill and hollow

Far beyond the Gates of Care.

Through the wood as we go wending
What rare music shall be heard

Lyrics in the sweet, unending
Conference of bough and bird!

Song of cedar shall awaken

Faith unknown to city mart;
Greed and Envy shall be shaken

Like old shackles from the heart.

There the south wind softly blowing

Fans the wild rose to a flame,
And the river, seaward flowing,

Signs in silver Beauty's name.

We shall find those leafy portals
Where the summer days are long,

Only known to dreaming mortals
Who would seek the Shrine of Song.

Vele

IZy Jane Comstock

Pele, pagan goddess of the world,

Alluring in your flaming garments dressed!

Should lover's kiss upon your mouth be pressed;
Love's hands caress your ruddy tresses curled;
Or toy with your mantle's flame unfurled;

Or pillowed be his head upon your breast;

Or rest he in your burning arms caressed;
Swift is his soul by your endearments hurled

To endless torment. Pity you have not.

To love you is but torture endless pain ;

You give but fire where parched earth pleads for rain.
Yet have you place'within Creation's plot,
As seething cauldron to fair garden spot;

As hell to heaven ; you point the contrast plain.



May, 1923



OVERLAND MONTHLY



21



A Tale of Calaveras in '58



A Serial

By Honoria Tuomey



44



Ti



HE divvil be from me! but if iver that Chinee
gang comes down here an' robs me sluice
boxes like they done over to Tim R-r-rafferty's
claim, I'll be afther goin' up there and tyin'
all thim pigtails in a ha-r-r-rd knot an' droppin' the
whole dommed kit in the Mokelumne the divvil be
from me if I don't!"

Mr. Michael Kalaher, owner of the "Garryowen"
placer mine, situated on the south bank of the Mokel-
umne River, and in the County of Calaveras, swung aloft
his powerful arms and brandished his sledge-
like fists as, in the language and manner of his
Irish forbears, he invoked exorcism before ut-
tering a dire threat.

"Ivery ounce did thim yellah specimens
o'humanity shteal from Tim may the
bad luck go with it! An' him havin'
to be diggin' out o' the bowels o' the
earth fer to keep the wifeen an' the
babbies."

He stooped, and picking up the two
buckskin sacks he had just finished
filling with freshly washed gold, hefted
them slowly and solemnly till his wrists
ached with the weight of them.

"God love us, but 'tis the gr-r-reat
luck I had, the day," the monologue
went on, now in tones vibrant with the
emotions of a pounding heart. "A
couple more o' thim potholes o' this, an'
'tis Mike Kalaher'll be a i'-r-rich man !" The salmon hue
of sunburn on his shining countenance deepened to the
crimson of a manly blush : "An" thin, I'll be afther send-
in' back for Tessie, an' we'll take up the gr-r-rand
far-r-m down be the coast, far enough away from this
wild, murdherin', minin' land." Now returned the flame
of just wrath to the keen blue eyes: "If ary thief
yellah, black, white er brindle sets foot on the 'Gar-
ryowen' claim well, God help him if I gets me hand
on him ! 'Tis not fer the likes of thim scruff, is it, faith,
that Tim an' me an' more of us be toilin' and shtrivin',
but for the sake o' thim that's dear to us."

It may be stated here that as Michael recited the
foregoing list of racial colors, he had in mind the varie-
gated population of the mining region, of which the
questionable "brindle" type formed not the least portion,
while the despised "yellah" element figured largely.

Wading into the shoal waters of the river, Mike
thrashed his feet about, to wash his high boots clean
of the day's accumulation of mud. His spirits were
rising within him as the tides of the sea rise, in a deep,




He stooped and picked up
'n sacl(s.



full, strong flood, as his thoughts dwelt on the imminent
prospect of his achieving fortune in gold and love. "If
me luck houlds, it's home I'll be afther goin', an' fetch
out Tessie meself. Shure, an' it's no fit thravelin' fer
her, ner fer ary lone, daicent woman, all the way from
the ould counthry to Calyfornia that it's not."

His eye twinkled, and it was with a guilty grin that
he muttered as he gave his boots a last noisy swashing
about in the stream: "Ye know right well, Mike Kal-
aher, ye'll be wantin' to go home an' show off yer riches,
an' carry off Tessie away from all the
other lads ye know it right well !" He
chuckled at his own roguishness as he
stamped up the bank.

Lifting the precious sacks, Kalaher
took the beaten path to his little
weathered cabin, that stood with its
rear toward a group of young pines,
and its front toward the river; and
busy as was his mind with new
thoughts of great moment, he did not
fail to let his gaze rest with affection
on his small lone home the dun
shanty, the green setting, the wild
garden of gay blossoms now closing
their petals to sleep in their bed of
ferns.

Turning at his door, as every out-
door soul does involuntarily for a part-
ing look at earth and sky before enter-
ing within enclosing walls, Mike mutely saluted the fair
sunset heavens, the silvery river traveling musically in
purple shadow, the rough, sunlit heights beyond. It
was upon the mountains his gaze lingered longest and
most tenderly, and a mist dimmed the sparkle in his eye.
"They remind me o' the Reeks. If I go home, I'll be
takin' what's left o' the boys, an' we'll be afther climbin'
once more the ould Knob." Something in his throat
choked the big Kerryman, and he got out of his senti-
mental, homesick mood by stalking forthwith into the
cabin and commencing his regular evening wrangle
with the pots and pans.

But the clatter of cooking utensils was accompanied
by whistling in high, melodious tones, this eventful
evening; and the one tune running in his head and
piped forth from his puckered lips, was the lilting march
that Mike loved best, and which, in consequence, he had
bestowed on the mining claim wherein he had hoped to
discover his fortune "Garryowen."

It is not in the nature of any honest, generous, social
human being to hug happiness and the joy of good for-



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OVERLAND MONTHLY



May, 1923



tune selfishly to his secret bosom. Prudence may
demand that the cause for rejoicing be kept hidden;
but there must be some outward signs and manifestations
of the happy inner state. Michael Kalaher, his pots and



began preparations
for shaving.




pans having served in the preparation of his tasteful
supper for he was a born cook and been duly polished
again and put away, could not bring himself to settle
down to his pipe and book, as was his wont in his solitary
home. The desire to communicate his high spirits to
some congenial fellow soul, to let tried friends share
at least the effervescence of the ebullition of joyous
emotions within him, became too strong to resist.

"Michael me boy, put by the book, the night," Kal-
aher ordered himself; "put by, an' be afther strollin'
up the river an' spendin' the evenin' with the boys.
'Tis the fine celebr-r-ration ye ought to be givin' yer
friends, afther yer day's luck," and Michael proceeded
to obey his injunction to himself.

With a reverence always manifest when he touched
it, Kalaher lifted his treasured "Life of Washington"
and replaced it on the tiny bookshelf to keep company
with the half dozen other books ensconced there.
Michael had spent the first year of his residence in
America as coachman for an attorney-at-law, whose wife
took a kindly interest in her faithful Irish help, and
taught them, men and maids alike, to read and to write.
And when in the course of events they departed from
her household to seek their fortunes in farther fields,
this true disciple of the Father of His Country gave to
each a well-bound volume of that great character's life,
also a few other choice books, that the young mind should
have some sound and upbuilding reading as information
and balance while battling with the obstacles and dan-
gers of those cruder days of the republic. And the
name of Mrs. Warner Jerome was called blessed by those
she served for love, and who served her for both love
and livelihood. From Michael Kalaher's brogue-touched
tongue came "Missuz War-r-rner Jer-r-rome" with a roll



of relish, at every turn of conversation about "The
States," and he invariably added, "God go with her!"

Tossing off his workday coat, Mike began prepara-
tions for shaving, for, disliking equally all the prevail-
ing styles in whiskers, he wore none of them. "Give
me a clean mug," he would say, "like the Pope- and
Giner-r-ral Washin'ton, an' none o' yer musthashes, ner
side chops, ner blackenin' brushes, ner mess o' beard.
Shure, wouldn't the Pope be the rar-r-re picture with a
scrub o' a blackenin' brush on his chin, an' think o'
Washin'ton with one o' thim trailin' musthashes hangin'
over his mouth faith, 'tis enough to give ye pain to
be afther con-tem-platin' such a thing it is, that."

As the shaving proceeded the drollery of Kalaher
subsided, and stern marks of thought appeared on the
young man's face as the razor scraped it clear of its
mask of lather. The corners of the mouth were bowed
downward, and the glance was cast sidewise in the
direction of the dusky space beneath the table. A boot
toe moved into the apparently vacant darkness there till
it pressed the knobby sacks. But even as a shock of joy
and exultation thrilled him at the contact, the bowed
lips remained firmly shut, and a frown of deep concern
sat between the slanted eyes.



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