hears this here
Bridge guy call the first skirt 'Miss Prim.'"
He ceased speaking to note the effect of his words on his hearers. They
were electrical. The Sky Pilot sat up straight and slapped his thigh.
Soup Face opened his mouth, letting his pipe fall out into his lap,
setting fire to his ragged trousers. Dirty Eddie voiced a characteristic
"So you sees," went on Columbus Blackie, "we got a chanct to get both
the dame and The Kid. Two of us can take her to Oakdale an' claim
the reward her old man's offerin' an' de odder two can frisk de Kid,
"An' wot?" queried The Sky Pilot.
"Dere's de swamp handy," suggested Soup Face.
"I was tinkin' of de swamp," said Columbus Blackie.
"Eddie and I will return Miss Prim to her bereaved parents," interrupted
The Sky Pilot. "You, Blackie, and Soup Face can arrange matters with The
Oskaloosa Kid. I don't care for details. We will all meet in Toledo as
soon as possible and split the swag. We ought to make a cleaning on this
"You spit a mout'ful then," said Columbus Blackie.
They fell to discussing way and means.
"We'd better wait until they're asleep," counseled The Sky Pilot. "Two
of us can tackle this Bridge and hand him the k.o. quick. Eddie and Soup
Face had better attend to that. Blackie can nab The Kid an' I'll annex
Miss Abigail Prim. The lady with the calf we don't want. We'll tell her
we're officers of the law an' that she'd better duck with her live stock
an' keep her trap shut if she don't want to get mixed up with a murder
Detective Burton was at the county jail in Oakdale administering the
third degree to Dopey Charlie and The General when there came a long
distance telephone call for him.
"Hello!" said the voice at the other end of the line; "I'm Willie Case,
an' I've found Miss Abigail Prim."
"Again?" queried Burton.
"Really," asserted Willie. "I know where she's goin' to be all night. I
heard 'em say so. The Oskaloosie Kid's with her an' annuder guy an' the
girl I seen with the dead man in Squibbs' woods an' they got a BEAR!" It
was almost a shriek. "You'd better come right away an' bring Mr. Prim.
I'll meet you on the ol' Toledo road right south of Payson, an' say, do
I get the whole reward?"
Before that I had been led to believe that it was but a pleasure trip to the South Pacific that Mr.Page 33
was a mistake to so totally disable the Lotus as you did.Page 69
I was after the money the same as the rest--that I am free to admit; but now I don't give a rap for it, and I had intended taking advantage of the.Page 84
What in the world was coming over him, he wondered.Page 98
Theriere?" asked the girl.Page 101
CHAPTER XIV.Page 117
In the fourth a man stirred as Byrne stood upon the opposite side of the room from the door--with a catlike bound the mucker was beside him.Page 122
The pain of his wounds after the fall was excruciating.Page 124
They had deserted him! Left him wounded and dying on this savage island without taking the trouble to assure themselves that he really was dead! It was incredible! "But was it?" thought Billy.Page 145
He dragged the deputy sheriff to his knees, and before that frightened and astonished officer of the law could gather his wits together he had been relieved of his revolver and found himself looking into its cold and business-like muzzle.Page 149
It makes me want to hike until I find that place he's singin' about.Page 182
"An' you're goin' to stan' fer lettin' 'em pull off this rough stuff without handin' 'em a come-back?" demanded Byrne.Page 183
" Bridge came to the rescue.Page 186
"I sent for you to tell you that the stranger would not consent to serve me unless I liberated his friend, the gringo, and that sneaking spy of a Miguel.Page 198
"It was a very foolish thing for me to bring you down here at this time.Page 204
He saw that the bank was roughly divided into two sections by a wire and wood partition.Page 213
The latter fired scarce a second after Billy's shot had pinged so perilously close--fired at a perfect target but fifty yards away.Page 248
Eddie had determined that he would give Billy an hour.Page 259
The Kansan lay upon his side, moaning.Page 268
And this time they reached the shelter of the veranda and commenced battering at the door.