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THE SATURDAY EVENING POST 35 Keep your vitality UP! ozet "Same kind as the other time," Gamaliel said. " Got lances and arrows." "I swan to man!" exclaimed the driver. "How many was the'?" " Three," said Gamaliel. "Where's t'other?" "Cottrell," said Gamaliel, "got away." "Cottrell! Aaron Cottrell?" "Him," said Gamaliel. "How'd you git here,,Ware? What fetched you?" "Seemed as though it was a good idee," Gamaliel said. " Calclate that's Cottrell's hat. I hear tell he spent a sight for it. I'll be takin' it back to convince folks." The driver spat profusely. "Looks like the drinks is on us," he said. u"Rp. iod e to Prescott and we'll set 'em " Obleeged," said Gamaliel, "but I hain't a drinkin' man." "We hain't," said one of the guards, "apt to forgit this, Ware, when we're rememberin' things." "'Twan't nothin'," Gamaliel said grimly. "I was fryin' my own fish." " You done 'em brown," said the driver. Gamaliel was reloading his rifle and revolver. "You men can have these two," he said. "I got to git back to Wickenburg." He turned without further word and began scrambling to the spot where he had left his pony. The three stared after him. "I'll be teetotal!" exclaimed the driver. "I never see a cuss jest like him. Not never," declared a guard. "I reckon," said the third, "he's fitten to ride the hills with." So, Cottrell's hat tied to his pommel, Gamaliel made his way back to the road and urged his horse toward Wickenburg. The sun was setting when he entered the town and halted before the restaurant. With Cottrell's hat in his hand, he passed through the door. Christiana, emerging from the kitchen with a tray, paused, big-eyed. The tray dropped from her fingers, but she did not know it. Her lips opened and her hands lifted and extended toward Gamaliel. Suddenly he was tired, exhausted, numb with a dreadful weariness. It was only by an effort of will that he could make one foot proceed ahead of the other. Christiana came toward him. He smiled foolishly. "I fetched you a bonnet," he said, and held out Cottrell's hat toward her. She brushed it aside, and there, careless of eyes, ignoring staring patrons, conquest because the meaning and character of wealth has changed. In land you have the first and clearest example of a necessity that has vanished. When nine tenths of man's labor had to be laid upon the land merely to clothe and feed himself, and even then there was never plenty; when tillage was for subsistence primarily and not for profit, and fear of famine was never absent, then fertile land was a matter of life or death. A lusty people like the Greeks, having exceeded the resources of their own, were obliged either to go forth and conquer more land, as they did, or adopt infanticide as an economic policy. Now hardly one quarter of man's labor is required on the soil to produce she threw her arms about his neck and buried her face upon his breast. And, amazingly, Gamaliel was not embarrassed. "But," he said, "Cottrell wan't in- side of it." "You didn't kill him?" "It didn't seem like the right day fer it." "You could have killed him?" "I could." "Then why didn't you? Why didn't you?" She was not serene now, but agitated, impassioned. "You could have killed that man, but you did not kill! Oh, you will regret! Why? While he lives there will be no peace! Oh, why? Why?" "Seems like I hate that feller so much," he said, "there wouldn't be no relish to killin' him 'thout givin' him a chance." She lifted her lovely face and stared into his eyes. "Oh," she said, "I have fear. Something stands heavy on my heart. Gamaliel, this time you have not done well." "Shucks," Gamaliel said. "He's goin' to be full as busy as he wants to be." "You think because he is now an outlaw—because you have made all men see what he is—that he will leave you and me alone. Does a mad dog care that he is an outlaw?" "What's this here talk of killin' and outlaws?" asked Walters, who had ridden up from the valley with Gamaliel. "Cottrell 'n' two others ealc'lated to hold up the gold shipment," Gamaliel said. "Seemed like I had to interfere. Cottrell, he got away. The other two are dead." "You downed 'em?" "Mister," said Gamaliel, "when that driver and the guards git back from Prescott, they'll tell you all about it. I'm like to drop and sleep where I fall." He leaned against a table lot support. " Chris, when I git my sleep out tomorrow, can you be ready to start back for the valley?" "My dear one;" she said, and again her face was serene and her voice controlled, " when you say to come, I come, if it is tomorrow, or now, or after a year." He slumped into a chair, laid his head on his hands, lifted it again to smile up at her. "What's puzzlin' me," he said, "is how I'm a-goin' to contrive to git me a preacher." Once more he lowered his head to his arms, and was fast asleep. 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