The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 30, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 7, 1919 Page: 4 of 8
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
THE HENNESSEY CLIPPER
The virulence of Hie attack passed
after a while, Imt for a long time lie
lay where lie had fallen, weak and
He wus seral-dellrlous when ho
stood up again, and hunt; limply
against the skylight. Medlelne—yes,
that was what It meant—that sltilT
there spilled all about. lie put some
Into his mouth. Ills eyes fastened on
the ship's log open in front of him.
What kind of a book was that? Whnt
was it doing there? Had he been read-
ing? He couldn't read when he was
It was very strange. No; he re-
membered now, he had been writing in
It. Whenever any of the crew died
he wrote it down in the book.
And now the crew was all dead, and
he would be,dead. too. very soon;
therefore he should also write his
own name down while be could still
write. He remembered it all perfectly
now—that was what the book was for.
He lurched forward and picked tip
the fountaUi pen from where it hail
rolled Into a broken package of pow-
dered quinine. lie lurched again
heavily as he leaned over the book. A
nervous twitch of his hand gouged the
pen-point into the page anil left a blot.
He shook his head In a gravely puz-
It was queer that the pen would!) t
write as it had written before; it
seemed to travel all over the page,
and—he paused, Ills hand going to his
eyes again—it was strange that he
couldn't think of his own name!
He was tirst mate, he knew that;
but—yes, his name came back to him
now. He wrote on laborious Iv. He
there, to force the truth, the motive,
the reason, the story behind all this
from the human spider that lurked in
bis web, anil then—bis lists clenched
fiercely—anil then settle with the man
And that was why he must get to
PobI before daybreak, before this
He walked on steadily, without
sense of fatigue, his mind abnormally
active. And then, with a little shock
of surprise, as the Malay made signs
to hall and set about kindling a lire,
he noticed for the first time that It
had grown almost dark.
And also, to his surprise, he noticed
that where he had experienced no
fatigue before, he was, as he sat down,
suddenly grateful for the rest.
He scowled a little over his dipper
of tea that the Malay hnd prepared—
and rubbed his leg muscles vigorously.
They twitched nervously as he put his
(Continued 011 Just piigc)
SEY OUPFEK —
Get your Sale Bills Printed^OWf^J^
Crouched Low to Hide Himself.
finished the entry, dropped the pen,
and stared at what lie hail written,
nodding his head.
"Died today, S. Wallen, lirst mate
He read the words aloud, and nod-
ded Ills head again. It was true, quitu
true. When that damnable sun that
was tormenting him tlirniu li i awn
ing was gone, that would I"- i! end
of today and he would be ilea'!.
His eyes strayed forward almm ilie
deck—aud widened with 4 iluv. nin^
fenr. Whnt were those shapes tli*et
He began to mumble to himself, and
suddenly shrieked out aloud. It was
a horror ship.
He shrieked aloud, rushed to the
rail, and in the delirium of hi min t
crouched low to hide himself from this
dead throng that r-ved lil' demons
for medicine, ran screaming forward
to where the ship's boat bumped mo
notonously in Its rl>i anil fall against
the *csel's hull
He hurled himself over the side,
cast the bout loose, and snatching at
the oars began pull like a madman
away frc u the i>hlp. Two hundred
t irds «.u' he ~ oil up and shook both
fists 'nd yelle tauntlngl.v -the.v could
not reach him now. lint w hy not •'
Suppose they should swim after him!
He flunr himself to the seat again and
plied t lie oars furious!/.
And then slowly the strokes les-
sened, and presently an oar fell from
his grasp, and after that, with a moan,
he pitched forward into the bottom
of the boat—and all wus blackness.
the little galvanized Iron-roofed store-
house, his eyes on (he native who had
entered u moment before, shook his
"I've got to get away. MacKnlght,"
he said earnestly. "There's no use
talking about it. What kind of a ship
does he say it Is?"
MacKnlght Hung out a question In
the native tongue.
"lie says it is a big smoke-boat,"
translated the trader, "which will he
by way of saying It's some measly
steam coaster tluh's so small It's no
able to occoinmodate Its own cock-
roaches, d'ye mind! Mon, pay no at-
tention to it. What's anither month
or so—and you'll be strong then, and
ah, mon, but 1 hate to have ye go!'
Wallen, gaunt and thin from his
Illness, shook his head decisively
again, though the other's words had
brought a quick responsive smile to
Si* weeks ago a proa from the vil-
lage here had picked him up at sea
and brought him, as it were, to this
big-hearted man's door. He owed his
life to MacKnlght.
"It's no use, MacKnlght," he an-
swered. "I've got to go."
"It'll he that black devil in Singa-
pore!" ejaculated the trader, screw-
ing up his wizened face and pulling
viciously at Ids beard. "You'll no play
the fool, Wallen. It's not fit you are
to go. Listen to me, mon: It's a mat-
ter o' twenty miles across the Island,
as ye know well, and no conveyance,
ye mind. Aud it's no regular trader
that's called, for none is due—she'll
have put in for water or the like, and
will be sailing again at daybreak."
"I can make it by daybreak, Mac-
Knlght," Wallen stated quietly.
For a moment MacKnlght stared at
Wallen, then his hands dropped frofti
"Well, go, and be damned to you,
then!" he said gruffly, deep down In
his throat to hide his emotion—and.
turning, stepped abruptly outside.
There were not many preparations
to make—very few.
Wallen's worldly possessions were
his only through the generosity of the
trader. But MacKnlght did not stop
at that now, for, live minutes later,
as Wallen started for the night's
tramp across the island, a Malay
guide, well loaded with supplies, start-
ed with him, while MacKnlght cursed
with earnest profanity as they wrung
each other's hand.
At the edge of the clearing Wallen
looked back. On the great bearded
figure that leaned against the door
frame of the solitary trading station
Wallen's eyes lingered.
The man waved his hand and
"Mon, ye'll no forget MacKnlght o'
Aitu ! Ye'll no forget MacKnlght,
And then suddenly a mist dimmed
Wallen's eyes. He tried to shout
hack—and could only wave his own
hand in return. And then the trees
hid the trader from view.
Forget MacKnlght! The man who
had nursed him back to life as a
mother would nurse her child! For-
get that solitary human outpost of
civilization—a man with an iron fist,
a liarbed-wlre tongue and a heart as
tender as a woman's! No; he would
not forget MacKnlght!
He forced a smile to his lips. One
made strange friendships In these far
parts of the world, and made them
under strange circumstances. The
chances were a thousand to one that
he and MacKnlght would never meet
again—but. for all that, it was a
friendship that would last.
Twenty miles across the Island be-
Wallen fell to wondering what sort
of a ship and. more pertinent still,
what sort of a skipper was on the ship
that had put Into I'obl. He had re-
fused MacKnlght's offer of 1111 advance
I of money, and he hadn't a penny- hut
he was satisfied that he would not h«
refused passage In any case. He could
work his way.
A white nuui who knew his business
wus worth his weight in gold on a ship
any time In these parts. It was true
he wasn't any too fit yet; but he was
lit enough for that tit enough—a dull
flush came Into his face, and his eye*
hardened—tit enough to get to Slnga
lie had not forgotten that ghastly
attcruoou lu the reek of the pest ship,
n-r the Chinaman who had died In his
whispering of Drlnk-Uouse Sam
01 Singapore! Forget! He had thought
of nothing else nil these weeks, raved
of It In his delirium, so MacKnlght
Tone Up Your
Hot weather is
here; use every
keep well. Our
drugs are pure
Let us fill your
Report of the Condition of
The Hennessey State
At ttfe Close of Business May 12, 1919
Loans and Discounts
Overdrafts . • • '
Real Estate, Furniture and I lxtuie*
Bonds and Warrants .
Cash and due from banks
Capital Stock (paid in)
Capital Stock (earned) . JO^muu.
Surplus (earned) .
Undivided profits (eained)
The above statement is correct, M. A. MITCHELL, Cashier.
REMEMBER, if you deposit with u*,
YOU CAN'T LOSE
S i jCM
tt. tiadm t -a;tt T qfT I AT MY PLACE, 31/1 MILES EAST AND
AS MY SON INTENDS LEA'„ knQWn as the old stuart Farthing place) ON
•I $$ 1'^ fr-'"
Sale commencing at 10:00 o'clock a. m.. the following described personal property lo-wil:
1 horse, 8 years old, weight 1200 pounds.
1 horse 8 years old' weight 1100 pounds^
1 brown mare 5 years old, weight 1400;; bred to jack
1 gray mare 4 years old, weight 1000, bred to jacK
3 black mares. 3 years old, 2 are broke
1 span bay mares, 7 and 8 yrs., wt. 2400; one with colt by side
1 black horse 3 years old, weight 1000.
1 brown horse. 3 years old. weight 1000.
1 thoroughbred '
2 spring heifer calves
3 red yearling heifers
1 large red cow. 5 years old, fresh September 15.
_ -1 large red cow, 4 years old, giving milk
1 roan cow, 3 years old, fresh in January
1 red cow 3 years old. fresh in December
1 red cow 4 years old, fresh in January.
1 red cow 4 years old, fresh in February.
2 white Durham yearling heifers
2 spring steer calves
1 disk plow
1 walking plow
1 riding plow
2 12-inch disks
1 2 section harrow
1 farm wagon
1 mowing machine
1 hay rake
1 cook stove, good as new
3 collars and pads
0 new leather halters
1 small cook stove, new
1 stove boiler
1 large kettle
1 new 5-gallon cream can
1 wagon and hay frame
1 top buggy
1 set single harness
2 set of work harness
1 buggy harness
1 single harness
1 cream separator
1 50 gallon oil tank
4 new leather horse collars
Many other articles too numer ous to mention
Terms of Sale
Sums of $10 00 and under, cash; on sums over $10.00 n credit of 12 months time will bo given on
bankable notes; notes to draw 10 per cent interest from date; 3 per cent discount for cash on all
sums' over $10.00. All property must be settled for before removal.
LUNCH WILL BE SEKVED ON GROUNDS
On the Road to Pobi.
"Mod," expostulated the Scotch
trader, "but you're fiilr daft I You're
but out of the jaws of deuHi, ami I'd
no say you're all the way out ill thai.
Bide a bit, there'll be anither In u
jliWabttu KW& 'ttfeMU&UK" .... ,
1)itd I •! hlin
wus one tiling dominant in
now—Drlnk-Ilouse Sain of
i>. the mini who had tried so
mysteriously to tako his life, to stall
al him treiirherously, without warning,
uut of the dark.
COL. J. L. MURPHY, Aact.
Farmers and Merchants Nat 1 Bank, Clerk
Ko L Elliott
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 30, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 7, 1919, newspaper, August 7, 1919; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc106193/m1/4/: accessed March 19, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.