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Chapter NumberVII
Chapter TitleTOM'S NEW FIELD
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Full Date1888-07-27
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Newspaper TitleKyabram Union (Vic. : 1886 - 1894)
Trove TitleMy Plucky Boy Tom; or, Searching for Curiosities in India for My Show
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THE YOUNG FOLKS. 1MY PLUCKY BOY TOM; OR, BEAROING FOB OURIOBITIBB IN INDIA FOR ,YBHOW. Br P. T. Bame. CtnarrTe VII.-Tor's New F .IED. At la.e dr. Fordyce sad the rest of the men reihed toe hotel, nd hbeard the 'stoohlshi story of Tom Bradford. aMr. Fordrce saw that it would not do to delay. He hurried to the cave under the guldenceof Tom, takiog with him a esfiolent quantity of ropes, cbloroform, and the uecesears paraphernalil. There could be no miletakig the meaning of these preparations, and, as a cosequence, he had a large and ann)aog following of the villagers and coutorymen. The titer was still asleep when the partt reached the cave, but, after some delicate manipulatlon, the sponges of chlorotuform faisened to oreg sticketand whose odour had alreasuy produced some effect on the animal) are, shoved in front of his nos, audkept there until he ueetly succumbed. Mr. Fordlce knew when it wam sate to roll iwal the boolker, and, afeter dexterously bindiwualm, dr?w him frtb. His cage, Sbleh I ?bd left behind, wee drawn as mear to the dave as possible, and the bease, witb no little pstire labour, end skill, was rolled and bound upon a titter, bwhlb strong a men carried through the wood tothe roadside, i where heeegeoe wheels was wasitng. r Into this Tippoo Sahib was placed, mad two daye later he joined rnr show, none the worse for the stirring experience through which be had pased. "1 It cost ltew hundred dollar to make matters sight with those who had stffered because of the jugle terror; ut I did not begrnde that, for i was nexpreslbly reHlieverd to find that so one bad been killed, and thae my waluable be was saved to me after all the excitmedt and turmoiL I malt not lorges to say that thbe' met P dalibhsed man was unquestioeably sthna SJenkins. for whom Mr. Forde bought a new I coat and ht, The fellow did not deserve I them, but be had learned a Iesson whies I am esie he Nerm foqo, end perhape it wee as well nos to pass¶him by in distributiog the most potentof all selves to bhealg that sort of wound., tesie , - ,. W hen I came to divide thereward reomised for the eaptul of( Tippoo S?abb, e gavre one hell to Tom. He otjected, buhot 1 insisted, S.especially as every other one of the paty Sldeaolaed that nothirg IesE would be lust to l him. a When at aslt we reached the grat city of . New York, I suggested to Tom that he hbould deposit what money he cold pare into the He sot rnly did so, but d persuaded quite a number of hi assoisltee to Sdo the same. I. With the close of the messn molt of our a employee are disolaried until the following I espring. Some of the liveeg curloitiies (like the Sacred Hairy Family in these days) ind 0 easpaements elsewhere dutrhg the wmter. t. My animatego into comfortable4quarers at d Bdrdppor , where a laure number of men Sare reqnuired to look after them. It wle my intettion to seed Tom Bradford thither withb r. Fordyce, but unezppctedly, ,and., s i prved, providentially, a new field I rpsend for him i. YTu kino., as I have told you, that for teny yeare is habbeen my coutoln to have 11 asents in all parts of the world on the lockout Sfor ituerestrlngcrlositl?e. OnOe of my best lrnte ws ilCaletia. You Sneed not be told that India is the paadlse of the lerresl wild beast., the most wonderful birds, end the moss venomua serpents, but you mal be surprissd when I tell you the , tact lth toe deathe in Hindoetan eondally from wild animate and poieonouo snlakres i more than tweent thousand. On the day of outr arrival ton New York I received a letter from Oart O(ldin, my asent at Calcntte, telli?e methat he bhad teoOred an elephant of nnusual slee and Sagacity, and thes te was on the track of other ouriovitiee, which he hoped to ship to me In the course of asx mnthe, and possibly sooner. He added that the young man whom he bad hired to b,lp him in the capacit of secretary, when his services wete not needed elsewhere, proved to be a knave, who had stolen quite a sum of 'money and decamped. He asked me to send, him some. bright, trustworthy young man to take bi place, sines he-that is, Mr. dodkin-was seo situated that he ran a conlinual risk of being vittimized. IloItantly the name of Tom 'Braetord presented itself to my mind, and Idete. mined, if he liked the plo., to send him to India to not ao ,he aesnitant of Mr. Godhin. No doubt he woe youngsr than my ?gent wished hit helper to be, but Tomn wo sure to mak up in ability what he lacked in yearv; andl knew thatas soon as Mr. Oodkin asve him a tril,. hewould be more than pleased. Need I " ell you that when I me to mention the subject to Tom, be wee delighted? He said there wis no posaible proposition that t could haveesited him en well. India was the t eonntry about whioh he had read and thought aSoddreamed evervince he bad posseemed any knewlerge ot natural history. Henever dared to hope he would be eont thither, but his plan was to save his money I until be had aesoquired enough to pay his way bthere and heck again, But, behold I here was a direct rfier for t him to go to that country. Not only that, bus his expeoues were tobe paid, in addition to which I promised him a salary, which was I move than he espected. t Bo is was arrensed that he shoulnid leave New York the following week for lEngland, I from hbiob point be would make his way to India alon He knew the peincipal routes, I ant the, wes no tear of hit gEing .etray. Without taryliot to de.cribe his journey I titiber, let Os open the next chapter on the other bide of globe, tin faleway India, CQIaraes VIII-Ace Uw~rione Be vYO.OW. I And So, with your consent, we will take a lont leap over sever I oceans, "unt open the I iox stoene in the hlstory of me plucky boyh Tom its the wonderful lInd of India SAS I had •aticipated, my agent. Carlt Godktn. fest some dieslpointment whn bhe read ny letter oil introduction, cd.,looked down in the face of the manly younc fellow who presented it I spoke so warmslyof Tom's brightunes, ability, and fnloe doposison I that he wasee preposesed in his favour from the first.? The few days which the tenth spent i. t Caloult, devotinl himself to the service of Mr. Godhia. more than confirmed all I said; and with that blolntes which was cheru?eteristlo of the clever gentleman, he told Tom that he suited him exactly, end he was sure tb they would get along famoosy sl trth.r. .t It was some weeks laSer that a party of f hunters were alonl the upper waters of the Goege,, in the Peovince of Sode. '. They were not far from the oity. of Luck. now, famous for tirs eunnee and siege" d Sringthe Spov Mutiny of 1857. i It we one of the oal hbnting diltriatels In the world, and the party had their fill oft adventure. On the etiond day of thesir arrival ie tiam seotton, the dsay wua so hot that the. prt y rspet mnos of thehonrsin the shade. aweiine the decUlon of the sun ubefogM venturing ou in h qcel of l e. ma P The Jo:rney tbisbnr had ben ono lonelt ultlaeof oup·sui and delinhts to. Tom, wbo wu brongh. face to face ith maony of the a wonders whh iob D tn thrt$ time onlD exilted 1 •e vIvid plour* in l.hils mnind. The prty incloded, beside Mr. Godain uand ft Tom, these eptrlienord natives, all of whom were old neqoaninatene ef my R-nh, who had, el vited tbas seetion move tabn onue belore. The Enrompen were me?nted on fne ,1 touh little ponies oommon tohe ev.ntry , but the natiVeS preerred to do thesilr work on r loot it There wu some 8tlk of enagis in a tier i hbnt, whbloh, if cavied ut, wol'n benpon the t bahlee of tralined elephntse , in pcordalnc With thfashbion of Irdis. - . - it wa about ten o'otock that eight that Tom emltohd ot to sleep until tbhmorrow. ri TtPe nativeshead gone tote's Ins the heom. o of ose of sheir treisd., while the boyand Mr. at GOdhin oecupied a bamboo strueltns tIhat C hardly d·earved she nome of a hones, of II conslited of otis room, wihoni any a( upper etory. and with no floor eso pt the U1 tround, w,,eh hu.d Irw ror moodt add l In b s feaet ofthe formeron?enpnts. Tom epread hie blankat in one orner:. sad th brew himself upon it, the warmth of the th night preventing him from ehroninl the o?vering oulst;his t body, Mr.. Godhi asa eb erwst snmokr, and be eli in fres 0fhe sU ctrelnr aFort•ona tme withb him hooksh, . ne atlive pipe, while 'Tnm, with hIs ru-ged t' health nlminired, Moon esno Into a sweet, on _rewbigaelumlber. , ' th T.hisa .km? of the boy l?stted, pMbably, m, eltl tl ltabs, wlhn, wisbont any appare -seu, si terse be would tell, he opesed bin ret pm with end In the full pOeeeeio of kie an .s wee pIunal y csd his. left Ido, ,with he t. fare towlrdi, the eihgle oplngi lO the omusene '*wbfb'sedvvd'i' a doe. Th- 'I ti remllty o dilor, et romue the opseng? hs ,l e we ,le ibr sh e, • ,

a6s always ti?te, a et is may be .stS toot themme bungalow. ometime given to the building, wa altogethebr ndesered. The moos was abtates with Uanualu Shbrghtnoes, even for that coonry, where the lIght of the orb lometitme trns might Into day. It seemed to Tom that when he looked through the opening on the other id he uon was really out. though a moment's hought convsinced him it woald be a number of hours Sbteforett'rose. SProbably orne-hal of the interior was illuminated by a flood of moonlitht, which b hownedtbe form of Mr. lodkln lying on his e blanket and round asleep, as was proven by his deep, heavy breathing. He was on the n opposite side of the room, there being a espc' o,f five or six fret between him and the Stooth. "1 wonder what made me wake?' was the Id tbolht tha.t uame to Tom, after he had looked aroond tbeaparteetotand noticed the form of bhi friend; it must be the climate is to h bht ir. this part of the world that a person Snaecoastomed to it finds It hard to sleep es he oes toin hie own home.' II H. recalled that jlst before falling asleep he had drawn a portion of the blanker, not over his body, bus across his lower limbse, which were covered to the knees. This aco y was in obedience to a habit, for, as I have shown, the temperature was such that the t rhinnestclothtng asun burden. • I ib a ow notied that the fold of the blanket resting on the lower part of his lees, iel erllrroly heavy. Mr. Oodkin had re? ated an iideantto him the night before, where onest his fileade awoke in the oigRh ao and found a hideous oobra coiled over his te breast. This Incident inlaantly came to the b mind of Tom, and fortunately prevented him from kicking this limbs free cf the coverieN, t as was his first inclination to do. * It would be funny if one of those reptiles or had looated himself on my blanket,' re ad iltted Tem; adding the text instant: ' I as don know as there would: be anything Sbruny abiot it, either, exept for the serpent -greast bheavenll I itsle aobra i' t The fees of the youth were turned toward so the door, so that in looking through the opening at the moonlit world beyond hi. ,e ne wa in a lies with hbi own body. ] F'rlbermere, the raye of the moon eantered as the bamboo building fllar enough to strike the be ern-od within afew inches of where bis fret ree red t ,,[ wan ulc kin intently at the irregular fold of the blacket and ancying that he ,, dimly saw something else mixed with tbe ,d, cloth, when an obj)ct slowly rose to view between him and the dcor, and from the to blanket earoes his lakles. Rearin itetllf aloft, against the ebackround of of moonlight, it bad the appearance of being be amped in d ink on a flecy curtain' the nou in lines could not have been more disttict had at the uon been in bhe senith. to One glance was enoueb; it was a cobra di espello, the most dreadful serpent of all oar lndfa, whose venom bee a malionancy that g approaches the miraculous, A bite from this h reptile is the death-warrant of the victin, ad as eseredly as if he were emitten by a bolt ri frombheavee. SThe arpent had undoubtedly been attracted e by the warmth ol Tom's body, and bad ceiled tn the blas kit. which lay over his lower rd limb'. while he was asleep, and of course ly after Mr Goekin had also lain down and lost rod nnciooeoees. Although the led was not aware that he or bhad irred, there mass have been a slight, , i.volantary twirobhie of his less which at diesmrbe theeobtr, andeoased him to rat'e h' head tbresteaiegly. This spreceeil easily . altermed, and theleasrt movement on the part ot of the boy would have brought the fangs into l soe pa t of hbl body with the quickness of the litning's flash. he Tom kew beter than to attr, but, all the l same, something mout be done I ir He could not lt still for boase, with that horriblethirg coiled as his 'feet, and holding itself ready to strike. Homan nature was no ot equal to the feuful test, espec?ally when the ad truth was alo apparent that, if he were able id to remain .orionlese until daylight, there s, wes no certainty that that would bring se safety. el l'o's frleet thoubt was that, withont sd stirring a muslole, he would call the name , of Mr. Gookin; but be dared not do so, t, through ear thatthesound woald irritatethe te cobra to the point of strikkl while, if his id friend wee a little tardy lingraeping the iy ltouatlon, he might by some Indlt?elion a, bring the blow upon himself. a I 'No F; IeI got to manlage the smake myself,' wai Tom's conclasion. 'ad I wish somsone i would sell me what to dio, for I'm sure I . don't know.',. ;o t CATsran IX.-Musro's Cnadus. 'o ! The hardest thing for Tom Branford to do was to resist an inclination, which, if obeyed, Swould have been fatal. It seemed to him that bysaddenkick of:one I of his fees be could fling a pars of his blanket e over the cobra, and imprisoning the reptile in It the folds, smother him before he cou!d otrike. o., at any rate, eo entangle him that be could iI be killed within the cloth. y Bt if the fires kick should fall to catch the uprailed head I SIt" was most likely to do ro, in which case y the spectacled front, with the erect hood, y would shoot forward from the blanket and inject the fatal poison before the lad could r ke another move. No, the risk was too great. Hifs ride was leaingD In one corner of the bmhhoo hot, only a few feet away.' but it might a well have been a hundred e miles distant, for all' the good it could do I, bim. H le revolver was in his hip pocket. and, as , he lay on his left side, the weapon being on hi. right, he hoped that be conld draw it y forth and, carefutlly aiming, end a bullet te hrough the upper parto of the serpent's ar slowly as the' minute hand elides over the face of the clock, the lad began reaching fr the pistol.; but, at the very fires essay, the frighrtfl head commented swaying from side to aide in such a threatening manner that he I dealated. If 'such a slight movement alarmed the reptile, the act of drawing forth the weapon atnd plling the trigger would be sore to sotite him to action. 'No; that would not do. all at once a strange ide entered Tom's head. ie had seen the esrcent charmers of India, and had wlteesed the wonderful mannoer in whleh they swayed the serpen's by a teiry'm'oototnon reed mnio ; could he not do omelthibg in the eeame line? so taintly that bhI votee scareely broke the oppreiive stillnues he began slow hnmmicg, which atrt r was like the soft musit of the wind.harp. He aettempted no tune,' but merely hummed, his voice siing and sluking no more than a note or two of the cbromatic scasole. ' The first result wa not lcalated tosoothe the Bneves of 'the youth. The bead of th* cerpent ewyred more and more from eside to side aend back and forth, a though the noise irritated him; but 'Nm e?evered, impart. ing a certain twine to the mule, if it may be termed eab, and eillhtiy taioreainl ire volume. oThe irst enoourgement was when he netnelved that the cobra, In its rode way, was ewayinl its bhed in aeord wish the awing of hl' bhumming sounde. The masio we produclg its effecot and he wie 'heepingl STom uang a little loder? : the hooded head rose biher and the eepent mloved from the blanketsout pon the smooth around. A cold habill r?n hrough the yooth at the fear that the reptile wa about to apiroab his head. Hewaeure he conld not stand any I approeh of that nainre. Buls, Iortunael, instead of doing' o it snlwly oreos arwa from him, until is was in plain eight ,in the mnonuilrt whicb poured through the door. It did not leave the but, hot ooline ad arcolinl, raisein and lwer tig ir.hed?. it showed that ii wu plegeid by the loe, mootanos mauio whlohcame from ntween the lips of the boy whose eyee were fXixa upon his Itralae vialto. ' i Once more the Liter bena moving hia righl hand toward hil hip pocet. The snake 1 offered no okeiebcoe. emlmnly now whnolU I ocopled wlsh his enJeymlms of the struange " enternainment. Tbe latter continued on. changed, Ozcept, perhape. tbere wa alight I addltion of vigon, when the lad'e band etasoed the butt of hit volver, and bh began lowly drwol• g It footh. 11il the singie went on as the Id brounlha the weapo. to a level and earefully sigbted ?s the reptile ' thlnLk I en• pnk you.' wa Tomr' rbought; be poined w ith srm ae riid as ironm at sh hooded head, and held it thee untlI he could -k his eIm h ams *r t any rate, If I mis the ret time. Ill give yo0 the" contente of all the chambser sad you mayl thlnk, if bhurts that it l a pa?t .of the The bueamtg etaais , ad the head rensly adoulatedl In tim, the enake onillion ? and noolllae In 'a' oesoie fasbitoo, onei Ieog so oaer the doer that the lId wa sure tt be means o lave. poteibly hease he cold et not etaud gny acs@ marIeit S ,'ot, no when;nese: the door. he moved w beth elaS, eatil, he reeehsd the margie of liil moonlight, wbere he e a. met eest -nolog hie head hlgher than blforai 5

l At that instant S baag, bang, baU', bang., lnl! Five rpotte an ou In quiok aoessuelon, i and the mishebief was to pay. " The trit ballet from the Smith and Wesson ,went strright through the neck oft the obr. I cloe so to the hed, sad two of she remainior ones perforated the body lower down. t here was fierc threshing of the'gctund, ' he numke twisting and untwisting with Igbht nicl likequnlaeean dating the few seconds I tthu his death struggles lasted. Fortunately, its furions throes carried it i toward the opening of the but, out of wLich r it wenr 8 if kicked by an indignant foot, and eoeme to res feust beyond the door, as dead as Julius Ceosar. ' What under the son ie upp rasked Mr. Godkin, rietirg his head from his blanket, e and preing into the gloom, with a feeling d that e'methig dreadliul must have caused e the deafening shots of the revolver.L ,, SI found a big robra In the room.' replied n Tom, springing from bhis coch, 'and ae prritisld a little on him with my pslatol.' You're mighty lucky if he didn't prctlein p on you,' remasked his fitead, owly an iustant t hehind him in risirg to his fees; 'didn't he b, bite you T I 'No thats I am aware of,' replied Tom, who a sepped to the door of the hut and looked at s the limp, repe-like as ; ' in my opinion, Chat cosre di capelln, consldered strictly ns t a cobra di sapello, is ot no further account.' ,, And then he elated the incident which I have told you. ', *Ya were fortnneat, indeed,' said Mr. i Gdktin, 'for the slightest motion on your s part, when you awoke, would have eaused him e no bury his fangsin yon, and then that would o have been the lass of Master Thomas Brad. I ford, from America.' The nervous shock prcduced by the visit of , the 'erpens drove away all di.po.itlon to lerep on the pare ot Mr. Godkin and I Tom. g 1tiey krew, too, that if they lay down t 1g?o10 they were liable to a visit from the mate or another of the hideous reptiles, for d there was so way of shutting them oen. e the man fittlled and lit his hookah, and is sae down outside the hut, Tom doing the p ame after ieh-.rline his revolver. d The eight was a 'eeutlful oes, the moon e hving reached high point in the heaerse, t while, the sky was without a single cloud to interfere with its light. While Mr. Oodkin sr smoked hie pip be talked of anything that is came into his head. hie words referring mainly re to his home, for he had a wife ao w little ens in fat-away America whom he or longed to see. The wife wa willing to make the Inre ,d onurney to Indtia to live with him, bht he *eld g her in too blhb regrd to permi schob sacrifice. i- Like Tom Bradlord, he irslsted that no id country wan so highly ftvon'ed as his own native land, whither he hop' d soon to return a and spend the reas f his nay . If Some dintence aff a dark live rose againrt et the c'rene ky, saretchibg further to the right is and left than the eye euld follow. Itmatrked n, the jung'., those enormonm reachts ol it forert in India whbich ebound with mult' farioua forms of animal life, end whbch are !d so ohbked with indergrowti, vios, and the d rlnse vetetation thas it is impossible to or force one's way through many portions, ax. S-to?ctby keeping to the pathb that have been at opened. •i" fi - .' 'There's enough gemsein ihere,' r!merte ,e Mr. Oodkin, knerkioR the asehes froem hli Spip' ' to keep an army of buotersbusy.' 'h Yes; and I would be glad if ist would i etay thee and wait for on to so after it.' Il 'What do you iresnr ked his friend. r 'turning endderly ,nward him with an ex. to pIelin oftenxiety; 'have ton seen anyo of thingl 'I am not sure, but ones or twice I fanmitd r there was something moving along in front of the jnngle, keeping most of thetime wilhin t the tlue of sbadow.' 'Siece I falreed theesme thine, I am quite sore that it is no faicy at all. Now that the moons has crept muth bigher, we shall .bs likely to gain a better view of the obhect.' S'Hare you a suspiolon, Mr. Godin, of what ' b have.' be replied, comprssing hie lips t and nodding his head; 'but I hope I am mie. e eoken' . SWhat do you fear?' 'The mote fearlal animal in theI orld. You know what that Ie.' 'A royal Bental titer. SThat's it,' added his friend, with another nod of lhie hed. 'Well. I bed a hunt for oneof them, Tippoo Sahib. ia my own country, aend I don's catse a bout havirg one of them hlnt me.' ' Yo may well eay that . This little hamboo structure would be no more proteo tion against a tiger of the kind I have in mind than so much dlirun paper. not evenit we had a second atorey to which we could retreLt.' 'I hsve read terrible stories about the tigers of this country. and supposed some of them Swere ezeggerated.' ' Probahly they were, but the truth "is bad enough. The only way to hunt the creature is with a large perty, so that If he turns they can give him a volley. Since it ila ont o onr vower to do that, we oan only hope that we msy not be troubled by one of them jiot at s. But if there should be a tiger prowling along the .edgs of the jungle ut there, Mr. Godkni, we ought to be ready for him.' ,' The suggestion e 'a sood one,' remarked his friendt. risting to his fIeet, and paslin within the hbt. T'um oldd the esme, and the next minrtethe two emerged, each bearing his loaded rifle. They seated themeelver, as betore, on the roound, with their bhcks against the I hamboot. The moon being so near overhead, the line of deep shadow along the jungle was so thin that any, oimal venturing out was quite certain to be detelcted . ' OTher he is I' whispered Tom. 'IIebiml Don'tstirl' Th, eyes of both were fixed on the long stretch of Jungle, when they observed a beasº, that wao undoubtedly a tiger, moving in a direction parallel ts ths wood. He walked slowly, and stopped after gouing about a dozen yards. He ated ao if he were not quite stisOed wilh thes look of thiog, end was reoonnoiter ing the bamboo hot before vaaturiag topay it closer attention. ' I think we had better go 'inside,' added Mr. Godkin. in the same guarded undertone. The prenantion was wise, and thlyouth made noobjeotion, for it seemed reasonable to believe btha their p.eenon was likely to tempt the berut to attack them. ' Now,' added bhe men, 'if he will be come iederate enough to let un alon we will ne. coiprocae.' " I don't underetand why he hea held off so lonag' replied Tom, who, atanding bhck uat of the monllbt, kept eyes on thbe bete in aush plein ightbL . 'They ara very onnilng at ime . One of them h.s been known to leave his la late at night and walk through a native.village with. out moeseting anyone, slealing hil prey in the net viltgen, doUebtl with bhe pur pose of throwtnl the sativee off hi scent. He Ia, esuepidous, too, and I seunpposa he doen't xacil undeetannd how sbioig are bhre.' 'Good grecIous' Thee was caueose for the latter exclamation, for ihs tblar acted .ss though all miegiving on hit pert hbd vanllhed.. Htelnl ati~d inotloo. Ie. foe ,two or thrse. minatee, he bel_ steadiiy approahinl the hut,, ae I ho hesitated no logamr about makling an eaaul ' We musta't lie idle while he dose Ibhes,i said Tom, rlitinl the hammee of bie un. 'The time haLsa' some to fre,' 'I know that, bhut l le tlme to be rmedy.' 'No mallter what bhppens, don't sehoot unntl yeon rt the word Ilom me; I'm aftrid ton will bs too rub, Now istoeatime, my boy, for coolness anid ptance of mind. 'Abienoe of bhodr would e a greel deal better,' thouiht b Tm, .though he. seir nothing. • i Is was Ian lmreeive eih whee the royal Bengl Utiet dvaneod dirotly Coward tIe hut, his tseriblte hed aloft ad hi tail vtibating gently from side to lid. He emitted no growl. and, oe thl a n the bto Int u were silent the, Cailalaee was tppressiv to a degree. ' Hle will aiol before he rehbes uls' whla. pered Mr. Godkin, who bad also raised the hammer of bhl heavy ri8. This surmlin was eorreot, for the worde wers yat in hie mouth whes the broi pueud He wan ltoo eunnin Ce v usre Into whab might povne em itngloaly IaId hap. SAt tbl'emoent he 'rwa itandnl ebout fifty - feet from the door ef the bht, and hsmed a atuikris picture, Inded--the ery .esbodi. lent an be was uf prodgious strength,, at-lik eeitllty, .ad Ineerelnbl erity SNo·" beter tiaet Iold ?e leenk dolged,. onuld sbe hmrtler hav been tea et apoesl.. nl.t wua, Mr. Opdkle wne mot tam? d thon he wouIl he adlmisda t'hUse tie l to end a bollet" into 'the 5o0k isa bilnlpw, the I hed, where itIghtl,?imed, the_ '' oreuld bare it way (iqbroe h he seat e "? Bitt the cultind ,o~i, Iria irot ,Oe t arrinmd, The tiger m·hia •hanIiehis mind

and go away. It he did, mso IaSe th If he de ided to attack, he etrut approac still close.r nd there maU a better chaises i makiegtbe aim fatal, lhoahhit wae bardyia be exatoted that be would lail shalo is hmab u favorable poaitio. - . So planly wre the beate seen tit a eligh tanlear ofe head- no oare thten •u ian b o two each w.r-wa oblerved. Hie own poeture threw the moton lightl behind him, to tha hi front wee plartlin hedow, which fact added tenfold to hbles terrible sppearuacr, Tom bad read of h'blz'ong ye-bal, 'flaming orb,' and that anre of thins. blt oever slaw aythbing o the lkid ahsti the Bengal tiger etreck an attitude belfo Yoaknow that the eye of the nt o pectie have a peculiar greenieb, phoephoraeoar Slow, and there wae a glitier about thoe opf the tiger which jeotified the aeenaitgtg e-" travagant erxpr.ouen that are o often eJ. ? in deorlhib eg tem. I the beaet withdrew, well ;. it he d. veared, to .ur the leapt, it world not h., dut the esmerl had no intention of holds ag the attitude he had takeno, and flain ha' moved. Tom Bradford's heart almost stopid`' hbeatlg when he obleioed that, inltead of retreatteg or Iurrina to one aide. the' reature was or ce more wnlking with b.hie."' alsaltby tsead directly toward the dor of the hut. `, He 1e coirie for rs the time mare, wbiopeted the lau 'It looks o, but hold on ; tse time bu not yet name to shoot.' ' t it very ne'. r, thoulgh.' But at the verr moment the lad bad decoided to brler his aun to hie shoulder.; rand not to ewit the command of him I unduty reaotloas t id, the tiger cae morn' hemitated 'He wee eo aloes now, however, tha'it i rlooked ea it he a re about to gather him? '?. eelf for a terribie leap upon the hat aed' it inmate?, (Io tic eeIattIsan.)