night was coming on and the river was in full flood. What
"Adam," said Mr. Vane, "it is because I deserve as much of the blame as Mr. Flint that I am here."
Again Mr. Hunt was speechless. The Honourable Hilary Vane in an apologetic mood! A surmise flashed into the brain of the Honourable Adam, and sparkled there. The Honourable Giles Henderson was prepared to withdraw, and Hilary had come, by authority, to see if he would pay the Honourable Giles' campaign expenses. Well, he could snap his fingers at that.
"Flint has treated me like a dog," he declared.
"Mr. Flint never pretended," answered Mr. Vane, coldly, "that the nomination and election of a governor was anything but a business transaction. His regard for you is probably unchanged, but the interests he has at stake are too large to admit of sentiment as a factor."
"Exactly," exclaimed Mr. Hunt. "And I hear he hasn't treated you just right, Hilary. I understand--"
Hilary's eyes flashed for the first time.
"Never mind that, Adam," he said quietly; "I've been treated as I deserve. I have nothing whatever to complain of from Mr. Flint. I will tell you why I came here to-night. I haven't felt right about you since that interview, and the situation to-night is practically what it was then. You can't be nominated."
"Can't be nominated !" gasped Mr: Hunt. And he reached to the table for his figures. "I'll have four hundred on the first ballot, and I've got two hundred and fifty more pledged to me as second choice. If you've come up here at this time of night to try to deceive me on that, you might as well go back and wire Flint it's no use. Why, I can name the delegates, if you'll listen."
- composed. When we reached Lemuy we had much difficulty
- steps were ahead of him, and then a long brick tunnel in
- without actually submerging his head, and to regain the
- in finding any place to pitch our tents, for it was spring-tide,
- He ducked rapidly, almost touching the muddy water with
- gangway above which lowered a green and rotting wooden
- wall. He staggered down again; his remarkable physical
- Korak fast was becoming but a memory. That he was dead
- a quiet old man, who, in his appearance and manner of life,
- unlocked the door at the foot of the steps. He turned,
- very slowly northward along the trail that connects with
- he often spent much time with the white foreman of the
- resting the electric lamp upon one of the little ebony