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Newspaper TitleSingleton Argus (NSW : 1880 - 1954)
Trove TitleBonshaw: A Moreton Bay King
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I —?> ? - i I By MAGNUS BADGE. 1 '

Iiowo d ihat mac, brother,*'-Gior^a ' J i r liivoun lor hun." ' tins i saomidfulTiinonjj hisotvivpsopte,

Ir3 do jouHnu 300*1." ' ' UL'eifJy urspect nun oi bringing rum to L'that is ro your tribe ib doomed. Jie iftst can I do ? " Kanisa him from the camp, uot to return ssio of instant death. Vonr fribe is in j, a.! tray should it suffer for this htort- I'-caid lio a disgrace to U3 to send him Itwulil be a bicich of hospilshtv. lie 't-pmiislie-illy his whito brotherff it nt to town; out-ide it he wojlddie." ! wy event it ve nuld lm bare justice." fJcot like him, but I cannot act 00. tcsherl will not the power yon talk of Iwiisihc wind and tho ram tq the val 'c\ crcckn, and holrL. the rniU on the fai.v,win it not protect us?" tte innocent nio piotectod, and tha jK*rovarelflel, ard tho 01 il punished; if iM.krcalter. 13ul wo must .act r nnd. p'.w:: at present is to rid yourbclf of _pii of gloom over the face of Mid ho looked m deep silence lo- B'is pcand, then ho looked up at tho ?pi cnclouded p\j . Spelter," he muttered. '* Innooenco \ ?kwJs ; " Rads Rudelenly ptvcl away from hip Iii h joomcel sitiMicd.. ~ -Mte- r.-.tm w ill mty, brother; I ean :! him off to dm " i.wi won't be prudent, and throw hos rtofte wind,;. Well, well, X say again *'? thus talking they came in sight of ft ?-i?S's ripproaahirig union with tho tgtf' in the ramp had been sanctioned iBrrobborce held lho provione oven jf! Sometime ago had called her p—half in jest and half in earnest— j*oIher beauty and loving ways. Tho I-ssed the simple-hearted nativei, and known a" Amorettn. -s.aturc-3 peculiar to ihe natives were ;EMiiie<! cad suhdu.d. In common :- ito-r giris of the camp, her teeth ivory; her eyes \>ere tcnutifiil lung la dies, and her p'- ti,'ht she was pretty; lut, on [WsOuntAnco, r.dmiration for the ex .i?=.l-mce to feeling;; of a higher and p-utian character, jn* tW cheerful and happy, and W,': .p S1) a, ? ! .' |, -d her cheerful and M : *' w - happiness and deep sym- KM. beamed from her eyes were' in j§| , r - ""?* a charm in. her very Ijf* iutxproisiblo delicaoy in all SK-daKl. ItMlueted from thoso around j K'.' 13 '9 of a&eiiou and recard. i gptiAiiioretta? I seo her under tho |E?Tm " !C '" 8 diu y- ba Ss and nick gj 5 wil- Her denr hand is always H acre luoonn and wo shall be joined mt- '" f or ever< " Hfeld bo thrice happier hut for tho Wfl'i! ?!,'" a,ld tha 8 'ght of thoso When I see them I foar the ih).Pirated a happy scene. Borne Halves were working boneath tho m> "tjaj-a-bunyas ; others leisurelv BPu..or lying iu tho shade, whilo the - e n , oisiest of 'hem wero onjoy ?M in tbo clear water ol the creek. Wk ~- re lft , u K' nin S ?nd shouting, and M?,?]?y themselves immensely as ?L't/, wns accomplished, whilo thoso 1 ?H k *W*d their hands with glee; ?P? ttw saarp report of a rillo struck m wr, and its report echoed up Kt''!^ nololJ K>:r tranquil, fathers Mi 1 , ? women thp 'f work, and llu'r ?? aUUli^s - The warriors Ma f at ? aml ?"-omcranpa; while IfeM riwcd witl * -???>? husbands m \? , m wpU a-' 1 the pleasures M' a4cuci1 aher them with mor-s E-S tUsh i n S ?P !! '? vale, and U,eml,aUbM " :; ' 10t B& hiLWB,f l0 his -"li height, Ktk'.i,, ,u ll " a Kee '!-ed to mutter n WowA . Mt 0lT t0 aven S? the Rov-7 ftdos! " , ?- U?o-fleetest ot KbI We S<W1 ? hid from view in tho

H CIIAPTEKV. ? fed,?! 0 dmngo iti the happy g l attitude of the nntivcd fe slMw T"? or ~l!;,!iin K entile Ah I?i--,, adm,rin ? thn lino coimlty, ilii'lvi l^ 7 "'-" wvine where cattle. mkill lncs -\ Tho feti !? "1 ,v onre 'cvolk-a it ;;t mw m v ? lU,<l ;nnic!: J,u,u '''. wii?

?fired.'but?unfortunately it missed tho white ? man;;and struck n native), who, /uttering a air, /ell to tho 'ground;dcael. ; ; '????? f>!'Tbc .natives retreated towards the camp. I -iTeimidisinountod, and satisfied himself that life had ti tier iy gono out of his brother. ?',;:He had. hardly. finished bis -examination, before tho.shrieks of the natives from tho damp, inado him aware of the close proximity of a large lorco of natives, probably a e.unp. aud from what he knew of the district, In.- Concluded it must be that of tho renowned 'Bonshaw. No timo wns to b.; lost. The : .ahonts""\V(ii*fi" coining closer and. closer, and tlioy h.-id an .ominous sound. 'Marking tho onot where his brother lay, ho remounted his hcrrse, nnrl - WTTJ "tibii (iillopui' ovpi the giound; he cotib' not go \.'ry fa^l, tbo (round l.ii lou'h, his piiiMio-i v\ore rapidly approachinc Ho ' nA hi sn.us into the aminalV side and it gallantlj boio on. Tno natives were ncuiing— 0 near tl at ho could hear them running over the uiy derives and withered branches. He glanced around an ho into a creek, and gave his horeo a word of encouiagc.ncnt for tho stilt bonk on the opposite side. lie inw about half-n do/en natives in pursuit One far ahctd of tbo others; when he saw him ho treubletT. He had no\er seen so largo and powerful a man ns this, and tho expression on ' his faoa of high resolution and cour.rgo uiaelu him feel the hopelessness of his flight. " T.h.s inufil be Donahaw," he muttered, "I am d<?noi" ' ' "With an effort the galltnt bea=t mounted lho hank, 7-nd as it did so a spear came whissint; through tho an and lodged in Tom's ] left, nhouldor blade. Tho gun which ho was ' carrying dropped from his hnud, and At the I ?auio moment a long trailing vino (rippcrl up the horse. It fell heavily and dashed us 1 rider to tho ground. In the fall the si t.ft of lho spear broke off, and, even in the excite I menttif the momeut, the pain \>oj intenso. Tho horsj was utterly exhnust<< 1, aud lay panting on tho spot Vihorc it fell. 2 here was no timo ior flight, certai'tlj not from tho rforemost nativei He drew l'i n roolver, iinel ns Bonshaw appeared nbo.o the hank he Bred and grmod tlio king's arm. In another Instant Uonshaw was upon him, and with 'ouo blow from his nullih-uullab, knocked him insensible to the ground. For a time hi stood over tho body with a look of faroolly and seem until his followers ciriio up.' Ho giivo tho Motionless body a kiclc with his feet, as if spurning it from him. 1 Ono of tho nat)ves Wet about to givo tho fatal finishing stroke, but the king struck the ttct>ocnehvijj ?nullah, .md sent it flying among a clvimp of fcina and oroeprars. " Ho in mine; leave him to mo," ?id tho king, ' Just then the furious galloping of a horse was hoard through the sorub, and in a few tninatoi Oeorgo appealed Ha looked tft tho nppnientfy dead man-, started and atnrcd again.' " Why this is young Bcvnlan I Ho is not dead I" A few earnest words in tho ear ot the king, and'ho bent over tho body and applied all the memedics ho could think of, but rio sign of life was shown. At length a gin came up, and she applied soma native re medies, which had a good effeot. Tho pros trate 1 mau braathed audibly nnd soon opcusd his oyes. Whon tha king saw these signs of life ho left.rcmarliing, " it waa a pity he had not died;" but gavo directions that if unablo to puisue his own road to bring him back to tho camp. Tho blow had been a severe one, and although ho was now showing signs of lifo he did not seem to bo conscious of what was going on around. ,„ , A litter was made,' coruposcd ol long vine;, nnd hoisted on the broad .shoulders of four stout "natives, on which he was oaretttlly piaocd and carried to the camp. ' Thojdng placed his hut at the disposal of tho wounded man. Amoretta was piaocd in charge. The king's hut was the largest :in ; tho camp; It contained three rooms'of.at'tho.ldastiilO feet square each. The sides pt,the .one into 'whioh Scanlan was carried,.,were deooratod with tho skins of tho kangaroo and wallaby ; while) a number ot rude attempts' at 'model ling, formed out of clay, representing boasts,, birds, and fishes were hung up and lay nround. "The heel on whioh ho wag laid was com posed of the bark of th? ,tea tree"; and his' covering was a soft rug of the)-skins of op* possnma. ?;??.?", ..; :?? '?.'??? : ; '?' Georgo Sutton stayed at tho camp over the night to watch tho progress of his friend's re covery. He had shown sighs of fever during tho sight, and required all tho attention that, was given him so willingly and lovingly. !. "In tho intervals of rhort sleep George took, a stroll round tho camp. Every time ho-re turnee! to the hut ho found the king and Araoretta in nffeotionate embraces. The king had not so mauy tender speeches for his lovo v/hen Georgo was present; but there seemed to be such, a child-like enjoyment and innoconco in tho bea'ring of them both that Georgo could uot help thinking oi his own Annie, and.how happy hs would bo if tho day of thoir uuion was as near as tho king and Amorctta's. . . When the sun rose, and tho morning air begun to blow fresh through the gum trees and waft the odour of tha scrub bctora it, all feverishness loft tho patient, and ho felt better, but still unable to risa. George lufi tho camp soon aftor breakfast time. As. ho was going away ho made a happy allusion to thu courtship ot tho king and Amoretta, which pleased rhom both. Amorotta's eyes beamed forth happiness, her Hp3 slightly apart shewed her pure white teeth, aud sho clapped her hands iu gloo. ! *'? __. ; ?—. ??

.. CHAPTER VI., Ill news travels fast; '? ?'- ''??'?' A prospector was passing within a'short distance of tho piano whero James Scanlan was killed, and hearing the .shots and cries, turned in that direction. Tho riderless horso wns .making the most of tho withered powdery grass; tho dead man lay whero hu had fallen. Tho prospector at oneo recognised 'young Scanlan, and nisolvcd to carry the news to thn statiou. The news had hardly reached tho station before Tom's horse eamo homo—riderless. Nameless terror—fed and nurtured with vague surmises—filled the district. After the first shook of tho news, which was an utter inability to realise its import, old Scauhin gavo way to gnats of passion. Sending messengers far and wido to the ! stations und selectors nround, he hastened oft* to seo tho Suttons and to warn them of the outbreak of tho natives. Gaorgo was not at home, and the nows of tha murder of Juntos and Tom .Scanlan spread fear nnd terror into their minds r.ml those living around the station. It was well Known that George was in tho habit of visiting the native camp, and was on friendly terms with thu king of that district, who was described as 11 powerful, treacherous, and blood-thirsty monster. A .search party was proposed, but Mr. Seaulan had sent messengers round the district with the news, and'calling on them to bu at Pine Cicelc Station the following morning with weapons ti'iul nmiiiuniiiun. The Sutton family did nol retire to rest that night, but s;.t up waiting anxiously ior Gcorj;.; to eorno hoiiio. Tne slightosg sound in tin. eii'itauci: witsi listened to with eager interon. Uo might have: escaped with wounds and bo stvugs'liii!'. painfully home I Many were the surmi.-.e.-- i-.l those who sat on thai verandah, nnd of others who tat into tho small hours discussing tho new.i. Peforo midnight the wholo district was

filled with hard hostile feelings against the harmless and innocent uativvs. Nearly every whito man in the district imagined that lho 'Macks were lurking around to take his life. Fearful stories of the atrocities of the tw.igis of other countries were tout nud found v. loe'il habitation in Australia. They wore implicitly believed. The rwoon threw its beams clear and bright over mountain, cr.;ck, nnd valley; no cloud was in tho sky from horizon to horizon. Tho night paused .vearilr. The i)outh.)ru Cross was growing faint and the stars winked wearily. Thu rharp beams of tho sun dis covered a few Uoosy clouds that linng hich nbove, they tipped the mountains, and finally : tlooded lho -.?alloys. DuV George came not; he.was giren up for lost, limes and Tom Scanlan and George Sutton; those throe had been brutally and treaencronsly luurelored by tlio natives. Such w.ts tho news ne:;t morning as squatters nud releetora met each other wending their way on horsibaok towards Mr. .Seanlsn's station. The stories of tho previous, night,wore re peated with more horrible addition, it pos- nnd before tho station was reached evar> man hatf'an injury to avengo and a homo to defend. The station presented a strange nppoiiranoo. Branny sunburnt men hero and there stood in groups 1. not lounging about, but eraet and ready. Every new cbrhiic as hti emerged from thchcrnb on the, one hand pr uttrno.galloping over the forest lend on .{.ho other was greeted with a, cheer that' made1 tho cebbw'.' answer. Mott Ot them waro in breeches; high-leggci boots, woolieivshirt, Mid broad-brimmed bat or helmet. The firearms were of all kinds and conditions—tho Joe Man ton and (he un named or unacknowledged, the brand new one to the rusty old musket with its stock held together by bits of wire aud cord. Old Scanlan was tha centra of an'cxoited group. Besides bis revolvers ho had buckled to bis side tho sword of a worthy ancestor; it \ as an heirloom, and not within tbe memory of any member of the family, had it been u?ed otherwise (ban as a precious relic, and as n mom.n.oaf the prowess of him who had wielded it for tho credit of his country. " Loading wastes time. This will got through .hioro work," he said, patting the hilt. ,;.'. .;:;;- . . ??;.'.?;???? ?;- li .; ;;; Many there- recounted with ??fiendish delight and energy tho adventures thay had hadwitli tho Slacks;?:but this to outdp.allpast". days—aday. to.bo written in bloOd-ahei$uctu-' ateSel vith-,tha v .live^pH;Me)nV?r\v^ " impatiently.;;:-,-;;;. ".;;-?;*'?::.;;; ?:£. ..>.. ''^-&&&^ " Here ho;i3.| ?V'eried)';an: eseited gto'iipi as.' he made. hi3VvfayHhrouBh;tho;sCrub info the Sutfon wrta-ono of the few squatters in tho diairiot who treated the natives with kindness oven to ;pstrome. :,He was a sure advocate when others:maligned. Ko aurpriso, however, wai felt, ;at-hia appearauce amongst them this morning. The foul deeds had banished irocu tbo hearts of rill what little sense of pity or justice had slumbered there 1 . All were eager for a start. A cooey from the station brought in several soUteis.who had been aoting as sentinels;in oso of'attock. ' ..;, . : ...'.. : .'..v.s:i>M It was. arranged to..mttWo;..fpr'.-;th6i-nfiRre3t ; ; oamp. : The \vholo party riionnted,: and' in an irregulat,:.mass f led. by:- Mr.;. Sijanlon; galloped;\,pyer*;':.thQV,flat,^'iuid-;. ; crock.;'';';';" ' i '- : .^ : .-,, ';.' : 'i : . : - 'j.. i;.'.:. ,:..?'/:!'i^%^4p As thoy .passe*i along several natiyes'.vSvhb; boro lo6ks of'unwonted ferocity, vveroseed; on; the hoights,_--ajotcl a ?fow.ahbta firediJttt them.'; wasfseen--on ; ;the;Slevel country,..and;,!?^ spurs'to "their: horses and 1 followed; ; The', nativo.' ; could not ruri from a bullet,;and:when he fell theyat brieo rlejoined the main party..;.:-, ; ; . _, " That's ?my : duck's egg broken," Frank' cooly remarked;;'-':;'; .'; .?? As tho,-. party went ? westward' thoy ; *t?mo npon the borders of Scarlett's country, ftnei sighted a native camp. This' camp had no connection, with King Bonshaw's. Tho natives were moving about as usnnl, without the slightest snspieaon of danger. The whole party gave an eager shout nnd spurred on. " " Lot us press ou before thoy make'off," oried Scanlan. ? " Aro you loaded, Allison?" ?? * ? " As for me HI use- tliis good old blade. It will bo rod before night." " Let each select, his man. Ko use wasting two bullets over one blnolefollow." " Shoot them all I " "Yes, by heaven I follow, gin, and pica niriny, all are tha devil's own." Sennhui led the way somewhat in advance of tho Others. Ho was mounted on a-.mag nificent coal black entire horse thai, was mors excited than his rider. Tho natives feared him: " Terror's " p.uldock waa well known and carefully avoided. Any unwary unlive who ventured into that paddock whilo iU master was e.t homo soon repenlael his tres paa.'.'. The anima! with a snort of rage would riwh at the native, i-r.i'.-.c him in his mouth, dash him to the ground, and trample him to death before he hud timo to utt-jr a cry for help.

" Terror " now seemed to haves grown mad, and gnUopped furiously on with open i\osttil'.< and extended neck. Tho native;! became alarmed and deserted the camp. They fled to the scrub close at baud, but not before " Terror " had struck ilown sevjral, and Se:,u lan's heirloom had been dyed with blood. A largo and powerful native rode into the scrub and endeavored to rally tho natives, but no persuasion, however eloetuunt, could rouse their patriotism. They slunk furthor into tho scrub, and feared the mounted natives as much ns tbey feared the whites. Several bullets were sped after this native as he rodo fearlessly nloug, but he came..out safe from them all. When ho saw it was no upo urging the natives to defend their homes and lives, ho turned with detianeo gleaming from his noble eyes, and, waiving his spear, galloppcd towards tho mountains.

CHAPTER.-TIL \ The most sorrowful oalamityjthnt can hap pen to a piitriot, is tho loss of his country's freedom ; tho most agonising when his fellow countrymen will not light for their liberty. After all this exertions to got the natives oi J the now smouldering camp to Tight. Bonshaw turned towards his own mountain home, with deep scorn and sorrow for his lamntrymcn, and deeper butt; ior the aggressive bloodthirsty white num. He bud just se:n (what he had often heard about), the whitu man mercilessly murder gins, and helpless infants, and as lie urgod on hia lior.se he muttered betsvean his teeth. " Wo i'.rc poor aud know nothing ; they know nil things ; they como from an other world; but it thoy oritur my country I'll light to tho eleath." A oloud eame over tho angry features of tho Icing and a sadness followeef. " Thoy are like the grass after'rain; they spring up everywhere; and, liko the-crock after a thunder storm, they sweep all before' thorn; they are like the (ho; where thoy go tho trees tlio unit disappear,and tho kangaroo and tho wallaby run tuviiy, and water dries up, nnd seasons change. The>y are indeed a, strange people, :tnd all i enn eio is to die for my tribe, (iod hsln u:?, uov/! " Ho hurried foiuiml to w.irn his camp of the impending attack, and iu his native laii'gunjto, he urgeei his liii-n to li;'.lit, for tlir.ir land and hum;:". IIo reminded thorn that their fathers and mothers had lived here), sinoo the grass and the trees grew, aud the mountains wero inado,

r.ml that tbey bad been born in thi.'i pretty vulhy, and ho pointed to tha gin's and child-' vein, who stood apart, cowering with instinctive fear. He related to them in a voice of passion, an-,1 v.-icij unstudied gestures of eloquence, and grace ulUluit he bad seen, and wn-vncd thorn, that owing to the iate unfortunate uriident, tho whiten wonld be sura to wreak double van geano-: on this camp. The warriors respondeet right nobly to th-.i harangue of th-ih'king, and were eager for tho fray. Tho?.;! young men who were not y:t raised to She lienor of being clrisxed with the warriors, were as anxious foe the strife as any. Thay had not long la wait; p. few stray shots in the distance, told them that their enemies were approaching, not very rapidly, owing to tlia uneven nature of thogrounel, but aurcly, and in .1 few minutes tbay would be in tlie neighborhood. Thci;iu3 viud children wore sent into the scrub, oxcrpt, those who resolved to,follow the?:': husbands, and carry their spears. All wero eaxer to do their best for tho 'preservation of their huts, their home. -Tha very children cried a-i tbey were hurried off, nnd not- allowed to plr.ee themselves in danger, by throwing their little darts* nt the tyracnous'tavaclera. Honshaw retired to hi.-i but for a few minutes " to .'???'.a tlie wounded man," but really to tnko leave'! of li 13 betrothed. Ho preyed'her warmly to his breast; but said little. He wan well aware;of .tho power of the white?, and the-'murderous execution of their guns and riiles, when plaeM side by sido with eb.etr spfnrs and boomerangs;. Ilia heart wan full; ha know this day woald make Many blanks in '.ho camp. Ho himself indeed-might never see bin beloved AmorH'.a again ; ho felt .ill this, aud hia eyes spoke end hers replied in that universal language of love, that is confined to no race, no peoplfl. As the distant shots of tho intruder.! becains more distinct, ho tore himself away from the weeping Atnorettn, and rushed oil to head his warriors, who wore impatiently him. They ran down tho valley to meet their enemies, but at the top of. a deep gorge, difficult of ascent, the king called on his warriors to hall, aud placing them round tlie top of it, gave them directions to remain in 'ambush. They had not long to wait before the whites came struggling up tho gorge. Uonshaw gave the word, and with shouts and 'yells that made the mountains echo said tin: hea.rts of nmny of tho intruders ceaso' bisst ing, they sprang to their feet, somo of them :n!mpst taiie-hing the horse.*' boots, and'eora nienced: the' attack. Tbe gorge was n cloud ;pf "a time, and several of the ih- JtrndeJra wgm killed. Old Sc?.rjlan received n. :speiir;;in his.arm, but savagely broke it off .'and continued to light, lionshaw rati amongst His man,-, urging them on, and by hist own fearless .example nsrved thorn to continue. The day .'might havo been to tho natives, not withstanding the fearful odds, but their spears began to fail, end just then Scrmlr.n and a few others mounted tho gorge nnd shot the natives right and left with their'revolvers. The tight .was iearfii'iy uneepisl; tha whites wore on horseback, the natives on foot; the whites had revolvers, tho natives'waddiss. Before the natives could approach to use their waddies, thoy wero shot down, or so cruelly - wounded as to be unable to use them. The king rushed sfc tho first of thoso who mounted the gorge, and with one fell swoop of hiu waddie brought; him to the ground with a dull thud. Seanlau was next, and as he saw his'neighbor 1 fair by; the hand of tho native—the same hand,'as he thought, that had slain his .sons— he' rushed, sword in hand, to avenge tlio itteblarnurder. .The sword was coming down .with;'unerring aim, but Bonshuw turned it aside -with hia waddio; .and before" Scanlan Leonid recover himself tbofonnerhad struck the Salter i;Snch : a blow on tbo cheat with hia wadSiothnt ho fell from his horse insensible. ..When Bonshaw looked round,lie was alone; his'follbwofa had deserted liitu, and the whites ;woro. ; taking full advantage of their flight. Thoy followed close on thoir heels, and shot thorn dawn before tbey could reach tho scrub. ;The;kihg,with binning brow and deep shame, warriors, and the "dBy'was lost arid won. ?;, i f .

chapiei; viu. -Alter Laving thoroughly routed the natives and aided a fow mors bullets to the bodies of those nativo3 who wore mnroly wounded, the whites proceeded to the camp, wljere they, im ruediataly sot fire to one of the largest hutq. 'A native gfrloame ont of the adjoining hut, and tried by signs to Tiia'co them understand .something. Their first impulse was to kill her ; but there wsw .something in her manner that arrested tlism, raid just then George Sutton came up rho valley. H? theu told tlietn that Tom Scanloa was' inside the hut, and an the iiro ot the lirat hut would soon teaoh that in which he lay, there was no time to bo lost in making explanations. When v. few willing; hands entered, tho young m:'.!i was aslcop, hut v was nri easy matter for them to lift, the mdo bed and its occupant in to the. open air. They would have caved the village now,,but it was too late. Everything ' was as dry as tinder, and the flames shot with ftlnrmius rapidity from hut to hut, caught tho (ji'ttKsi aud ran up the slope, funned by a I gentle breeze. While the lire waa doing' H? work of doiitructicm, end spreading its relent less arms over t!ju valley, George explained hoy,- it ciinu about that Tom Scinlon lay in tin; hut. When it became known that it was Trigs;* who had murdered James Soanlon, aud that Tom had bam so well circd for since In; was brought to tho camp, old Soanlon buried his face iv his hands and gave way to feoliuga oC uorrow and i-emorsc as, havinr ho cruelly returned good with evil. Ho foiyuve KiiiK Uonshaw on the spot, and declared ha would curse with hia dying breath tho man who dr-red touch a hair of that kiiv's head. Moat of tho men around were mereilosa toward.* the nntives, aud thought no more of shooting one than of shooting a wallaby, or any othav aniiuil that ato up tho grat-'i and yavo !io return. Many boasted ot thu number of nativej they had killed, and had enjoyed the day with all tho pleasure of devil* ri'.thcr than of men. Tho dominating feelin-x, however, was that they had rouo too far, and the death of several qt their number tond-jd to foster tho ftU'ltnc;. The moru than any people, vecognino, roapect, and admire courage in any form ; and all tho more ko when that courage is directed against theiu?olvcs. No objections were taisod when signs of jjnaca weru made to -some of the natives who worn aeon on tho rouks far above in order to induce them to come down ; uaihin;; would induce them ; their fear for the whito man \va;- greater thsu over. The iiro that had been extending with gxeat rapidity now threatened thura, and they\vere couipcltcd to heal- a liasty retroat down the valley. Arnorolitt wished to leinain with her tribe, but George button mid Tom Suanlou protedtud tlmt as the camp was now a smoliing heap, she should go with thuin aud' make their homo hers until her own camp was rebuilt. licori;o whispered in her car thrvt tlie kinL' should know where ?he was, aud, with S fiinilo and tender iook of thanks, she con sented. The sun had sunk bclov; the hills, u nd darkness was rapidly setting in, wiicn tho party rea-jhed tiie i ,; .?e Station. On tb-- ",-v; back the party K ot less and ,w one. or two branched off to their honien. Many had riddni on ahead (o inform Mrs.' Qnd" IVIIk.' rieanlnn of ToiwV- pafnty, an.l tli.it Mr. Scan lon and .lome ,-thor/ worn cumiti,-; al(>n- Klowly with tho wounded man. Mrs. and Miiw .Scanlan welcomed i\moietla

to their bos'bms.'and wept with joy and grati-. tnde when they heard of Tom's safety nnd how Amorotta had nursed him. '.'--? (To be continued.) ?