so obviously a madness. But I was not so sure. I went to
And, as the gentleman follows Mr. Wailing through the press, a pamphlet drops from his pocket to the floor. It is marked 'Catalogue of the Raines Farm Implement Company.' Mr. Watling picks it up and hands it to the gentleman, who winks again.
"Tim," he says, "where can we sit down? How much are you getting out of this? Brush and Jake Botcher are bidding high down-stairs, and the quotation on delegates has gone up ten points in ten minutes. It's mighty good of you to remember old friends, Tim, even if they're not delegates."
Meanwhile Mr. Crewe is graciously receiving others who are crowding to him.
"How are you, Mr. Giddings? How are the cows? I carry some stock that'll make you sit up--I believe I told you when I was down your way. Of course, mine cost a little money, but that's one of my hobbies. Come and see 'em some day. There's a good hotel in Ripton, and I'll have you met there and drive you back."
Thus, with a genial and kindly remark to each, he passes from one to the other, and when the members of the press come to him for his estimate of the outcome on the morrow, he treats them with the same courtly consideration.
"Estimate!" cries Mr. Crewe. "Where have your eyes been to-night, my friends? Have you seen the people coming into these headquarters? Have you seen 'em pouring into any other headquarters? All the State and federal office-holders in the country couldn't stop me now. Estimate! I'll be nominated on the first ballot."
"Thank you, Mr. Crewe," they said; "that's the kind of talk we like to hear."
"And don't forget," said Mr. Crewe, "to mention this reception in the accounts."
- resting the electric lamp upon one of the little ebony
- At certain seasons they catch also, in “corrales,”
- the catacombs. Max glanced at the white face of Helen Cumberly,
- wooden steps. He drew himself closely to these, and directed
- And thus matters stood when, one hot night, Meriem, unable
- and go into permanent camp just beyond the great river
- damp freshness in the air of the passage, and a sort of
- that she might honestly give him the answer that he demanded.
- often among the blooms beneath the great moon—the black-haired,
- Three or four inches of water now flooded the cave of the
- the moving ray. Inhaling sibilantly, Max leaped after her.
- her arms, and laughed shrilly, insanely. Then she turned
- or hedges under water, many fish which are left on the