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“三分彩计划全天【注册大礼】”Alsohewasinlovewiththewifeofamanhelikedandrespected—andwhotrustedhim.Yetinspiteofthat,hehadcomenear—sonearthatitmadehimcoldtothinkaboutit—tofollowinginthewayofmanyfrontiersmenandmarryingaMexican.IthadbeenwhenhehadfirstlearnedthatFelipaLandorhadgoneEastfortwoyears;andtheMexicanhadbeenveryyoungandverypretty,alsoverybad.Ascoreofvoicesanswered"Yes."Theywereallarousednow.Landorwentdowntomeettheman,whohaddismountedandwasclimbinguptowardhim,leadinghishorse.Itwasacourier,sentoutfromApache,asCairnesshadsupposed.

Theofficer-of-the-dayagreed.AndCairness,nothavingahattoraise,forgothimselfandsaluted.Thenhewentbacktothesutler'sthroughthealreadypeltingrain.HewasgladhehadcaughtLawton,mainlybecauseofwhathehopedtogetoutofhimyet,abouttheKirbyaffair.Buthewassorryforthebigclumsyfool,too.Hehadbeenaneasy-going,well-intentionedbossinthedayswhenCairnesshadbeenhishand.And,too,hewassorry,verysorry,aboutthepony.IfitweretofallintothehandsofMexicansorevenofsomeoftheMescaleroIndians,hischancesofseeingitagainwouldbeslight.Andhewasfondofit,mainlybecauseithadhelpedhimtosaveMrs.Landor'slife.

Theill-smellingroomfilled,andvariousgames,chieflyfaroandmonte,began.Atonetabletwomenwereplayingoutapokergamethatwasalreadyofaweek'sduration.ThereekofbadliquormingledwiththesmellofworsetobaccoandofMexican-curedleather—likewhichthereisnoodorknowntothesenses,sopungentandpermeatingandall-pervadingit[Pg42]is.Severalofthebracketlampsweresendingupthinstreamsofsmoke.

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SuchApachesashadnotgonebackonthewar-pathreturnedtotheStateswiththetroops;buttherewerefivemonthsmoreoftheoutragesofGeronimoandhiskind.Theninthesummeroftheyearanotherman,morefortunateandbetterfittedtodealwithitall,perhaps,—withthetangleofliesanddeceptions,crosspurposesandtrickery,—succeededwhereCrookhadfailedandhadbeenrelievedofataskthatwasbeyondhim.Geronimowascaptured,andwashurriedofftoaFloridaprisonwithhisband,asfarastheywellcouldbefromthereservationtheyhadrefusedtoaccept.AndwiththemweresentotherIndians,whohadbeenthefriendsandhelpersofthegovernmentforyears,andwhohadrungreatriskstohelportoobtainpeace.Butthememoryandgratitudeofgovernmentsisbecomeaproverb.Thesouthwestsettleddowntoenjoyitssafety.Thetroopsresteduponthelaurelstheyhadwon,thesupersededgeneralwentonwithhisworkinanotherfieldfarawaytothenorth.Thenewgeneral,thesaviouroftheland,washeaped[Pg305]withhonorandpraise,andthepathofcivilizationwaslaidclear.

Cairnessdroppedhimandwentintothecorralstoseeforhimself.Thefireroaredandhissed,flungcharredwoodintotheair,andletitfallbackagain.Heremembered,inaninconsequentflash,howonenightintheSouthPacifichehadtakenaveryprettygirlbelowtoseetheengines.Theyhadstoodinthestoke-holeonaheapofcoal,handinhand,downbeneaththemotionofthedeckswheretheonlymovementseemedtobethejarofthescrewworkingagainstthethrustblockandthereverberationoftheconnecting-rodandengines.Aluckless,dust-cakedwretchofastokerhadthrownopenthedoorofafurnaceinfrontofthem,andtheyhadseentheroaring,sputtering,seethingwhirloffirewithin.Theyhadgivenasimultaneouscry,hidingtheirscorchedfacesintheirarms,andstumbledblindlyoverthecoalbedsbacktotheclatteringoftheenginerooms.

Hewasbutanunlearnedandsimplesavage,andtheworkingsofaWarDepartmentwere,ofcourse,amysterytohim.HeandhispeopleshouldhavebelievedCrook.Thethoughtfulgovernmentwhichthatmuch-harassedgeneralrepresentedhaddoneeverythingpossibletoinstillsweettrustfulnessintotheirminds.ButtheApache,asallreportshavesetforth,isanuncertainquantity.

"Wewereplantingourowncornandmelons,"saidAlchise,"andmakingourownliving.TheagentatSanCarlosnevergaveusanyrations,butwedidn'tmindaboutthat.Weweretakingcareofourselves.Onedaytheagent—"Hestoppedandscowledatasquawafewyardsaway,whosepapoosewascryinglustily.Thesquaw,havingherattentionthuscalledtotheuproarofheroffspring,drewfromsomewhereinthefoldsofherdirtywrappingsanursing-bottle,andputtingthenippleinitsmouth,husheditscries.Thechiefwenton:"Onedaytheagentsentupandsaidthatwemustgiveupourowncountryandourcornpatches,andgodowntheretotheAgencytolive.HesentIndiansoldierstoseizeourwomenandchildren,anddriveusdowntothehotland."

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"Iwillwritetoyouwhereyouaretosendmymail,"shetoldhim,whenthetrainwasabouttopullout.Hebowedstiffly,andraisinghishatwasgone.Shelookedafterhimashewentacrossthecinderbedtotheambulancewhichwastotakehimback,andwonderedwhatwouldhavebeenthelookuponhisnice,openface,ifshehadtoldhimherplans,afterall.Butshewastheonlyonewhoknewthem.

Therewasaknockatthedoorofthetent,anditopened.Theadjutantcamein."Isay,Landor—"

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