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<SPAN name="Page_374" id="Page_374">[Pg 374]</SPAN></span> <br /> <hr /> <br /> <h2>CHAPTER XXVII</h2> <h3>EMOLUMENTS AND REWARDS</h3> <br /> <p>Lambert took off his hat at the door and smoothed his hair with his palm, tightened up his necktie, looked himself over from chest to toes. He drew a deep breath then, like a man fortifying himself for a trial that called for the best that was in him to come forward. He knocked on the door.</p> <p>He was wearing a brown duck coat with a sheepskin collar, the wool of which had been dyed a mottled saffron, and corduroy breeches as roomy of leg as Taterleg's state pair. These were laced within the tall boots which he had bought in Chicago, and in which he took a singular pride on account of their novelty on the range.</p> <p>It was not a very handsome outfit, but there was a rugged picturesqueness in it that the pistol belt and chafed scabbard enhanced, and he carried it like a man who was not ashamed <span class='pagenum'><SPAN name="Page_375" id="Page_375">[Pg 375]</SPAN></span>of it, and graced it by the worth that it contained.</p> <p>The Duke's hair had grown long; shears had not touched his head since his fight with Kerr's men. Jim Wilder's old scar was blue on his thin cheek that day, for the wind had been cold to face. He was so solemn and severe as he stood waiting at the door that it would seem to be a triumph to make him smile.</p> <p>Vesta came to the door herself, with such promptness that seemed to tell she must have been near it from the moment his foot fell on the porch.</p> <p>"I've come to settle up with you on our last deal, Vesta," he said.</p> <p>She took him to the room in which they always transacted business, which was a library in fact as well as name. It had been Philbrook's office in his day. Lambert once had expressed his admiration for the room, a long and narrow chamber with antlers on the walls above the bookcases, a broad fireplace flanked by leaded casement windows. It was furnished with deep leather chairs and a great, dark oak table, which looked as if it had stood in some English manor <span class='pagenum'><SPAN name="Page_376" id="Page_376">[Pg 376]</SPAN></span>in the days of other kings. The windows looked out upon the river.</p> <p>A pleasant place on a winter night, Lambert thought, with a log fire on the dogs, somebody sitting near enough that one could reach out and find her hand without turning his eyes from the book, the last warm touch to crown the comfort of his happy hour.</p> <p>"You mean our latest deal, not our last, I hope, Duke," she said, sitting at the table, with him at the head of it like a baron returned to his fireside after a foray in the field.</p> <p>"I'm afraid it will be our last; there's nothing left to sell but the fence."</p> <p>She glanced at him with relief in her eyes, a quick smile coming happily to her lips. He was busy with the account of calves and grown stock which he had drawn from his wallet, the check lying by his hand. His face taken as an index to it, there was not much lightness in his heart. Soon he had acquitted himself of his stewardship and given the check into her hand. Then he rose to leave her. For a moment he stood silent, as if turning his thoughts.</p> <p>"I'm going away," he said, looking out of <span class='pagenum'><SPAN name="Page_377" id="Page_377">[Pg 377]</SPAN></span>the window down upon the tops of the naked cottonwoods along the river.</p> <p>Just around the corner of the table she was standing, half facing him, looking at him with what seemed almost compassionate tenderness, so sympathetic were her eyes. She touched his hand where it lay with fingers on his hat-brim.</p> <p>"Is it so hard for you to forget her, Duke?"</p> <p>He looked at her frankly, no deceit in his eyes, but a mild surprise to hear her chide him so.</p> <p>"If I could forget of her what no forgiving soul should remember, I'd feel more like a man," he said.</p> <p>"I thought&mdash;I thought&mdash;" she stammered, bending her head, her voice soft and low, "you were grieving for her, Duke. Forgive me."</p> <p>"Taterleg is leaving tonight," he said, overlooking her soft appeal. "I thought I'd go at the same time."</p> <p>"It will be so lonesome here on the ranch without you, Duke&mdash;lonesome as it never was lonesome before."</p> <p>"Even if there was anything I could do around the ranch any longer, with the cattle all gone and nobody left to cut the fence, I wouldn't <span class='pagenum'><SPAN name="Page_378" id="Page_378">[Pg 378]</SPAN></span>be any use, dodging in for every blizzard that came along, as the doctor says I must."</p> <p>"I've come to depend on you as I never depended on anybody in my life."</p> <p>"And I couldn't do that, you know, any more than I'd be content to lie around doing nothing."</p> <p>"You've been square with me on everything, from the biggest to the least. I never knew before what it was to lie down in security and get up in peace. You've fought and suffered for me here in a measure far in excess of anything that common loyalty demanded of you, and I've given you nothing in return. It will be like losing my right hand, Duke, to see you go."</p> <p>"Taterleg's going to Wyoming to marry a girl he used to know back in Kansas. We can travel together part of the way."</p> <p>"If it hadn't been for you they'd have robbed me of everything by now&mdash;killed me, maybe&mdash;for I couldn't have fought them alone, and there was no other help."</p> <p>"I thought maybe in California an old half-invalid might pick up and get some blood put into him again."</p> <p><span class='pagenum'><SPAN name="Page_379" id="Page_379">[Pg 379]</SPAN></span>"You came out of the desert, as if God sent you, when my load was heavier than I could bear. It will be like losing my right eye, Duke, to see you go."</p> <p>"A man that's a fool for only a little while, even, is bound to leave false impressions and misunderstandings of himself, no matter how wide his own eyes have been opened, or how long. So I've resigned my job on the ranch here with you, Vesta, and I'm going away."</p> <p>"There's no misunderstanding, Duke&mdash;it's all clear to me now. When I look in your eyes and hear you speak I know you better than you know yourself. It will be like losing the whole world to have you go!"</p> <p>"A man couldn't sit around and eat out of a woman's hand in idleness and ever respect himself any more. My work's finished&mdash;&mdash;"</p> <p>"All I've got is yours&mdash;you saved it to me, you brought it home."</p> <p>"The world expects a man that hasn't got anything to go out and make it before he turns around and looks&mdash;before he lets his tongue betray his heart and maybe be misunderstood by those he holds most dear."</p> <p><span class='pagenum'><SPAN name="Page_380" id="Page_380">[Pg 380]</SPAN></span>"It's none of the world's business&mdash;there isn't any world but ours!"</p> <p>"I thought with you gone away, Vesta, and the house dark nights, and me not hearing you around any more, it would be so lonesome and bleak here for an old half-invalid&mdash;&mdash;"</p> <p>"I wasn't going, I couldn't have been driven away! I'd have stayed as long as you stayed, till you found&mdash;till you knew! Oh, it will tear&mdash;tear&mdash;my heart&mdash;my heart out of&mdash;my breast&mdash;to see you go!"</p> <hr style='width: 45%;' /> <p>Taterleg was singing his old-time steamboat song when Lambert went down to the bunkhouse an hour before sunset. There was an aroma of coffee mingling with the strain:</p> <div class="poem"><div class="stanza"> <span class="i0">Oh, I bet my money on a bob-tailed hoss,<br /></span> <span class="i2">An' a hoo-dah, an' a hoo-dah;<br /></span> <span class="i0">I bet my money on a bob-tailed hoss,<br /></span> <span class="i2">An' a hoo-dah bet on the bay.<br /></span> </div></div> <p>Lambert smiled, standing beside the door until Taterleg had finished. Taterleg came out with his few possessions in a bran sack, giving Lambert a questioning look up and down.</p> <p><span class='pagenum'><SPAN name="Page_381" id="Page_381">[Pg 381]</SPAN></span>"It took you a long time to settle up," he said.</p> <p>"Yes. There was considerable to dispose of and settle," Lambert replied.</p> <p>"Well, we'll have to be hittin' the breeze for the depot in a little while. Are you ready?"</p> <p>"No. Changed my mind; I'm going to stay."</p> <p>"Goin' in pardners with Vesta?"</p> <p>"Pardners."</p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <hr /> <br /> <h3><i>"The Books You Like to Read at the Price You Like to Pay"</i></h3> <hr style="width: 85%;" /> <h2>There Are Two Sides to Everything&mdash;</h2> <p>&mdash;including the wrapper which covers every Grosset &amp; Dunlap book. 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Ask for Grosset &amp; Dunlap's list.</p> <p class="noin"><b>HER FATHER'S DAUGHTER.</b> Illustrated.</p> <p>This story is of California and tells of that charming girl, Linda Strong, otherwise known as "Her Father's Daughter."</p> <p class="noin"><b>A DAUGHTER OF THE LAND.</b> Illustrated.</p> <p>Kate Bates, the heroine of this story, is a true "Daughter of the Land," and to read about her is truly inspiring.</p> <p class="noin"><b>MICHAEL O'HALLORAN.</b> Illustrated by Frances Rogers.</p> <p>Michael is a quick-witted little Irish newsboy, living in Northern Indiana. He adopts a deserted little girl, a cripple. He also aspires to lead the entire rural community upward and onward.</p> <p class="noin"><b>LADDIE.</b> Illustrated by Herman Pfeifer.</p> <p>This is a bright, cheery tale with the scenes laid In Indiana. The story is told by Little Sister, the youngest member of a large family, but it is concerned not so much with childish doings as with the love affairs of older members of the family.</p> <p class="noin"><b>THE HARVESTER.</b> Illustrated by W. L. Jacobs.</p> <p>"The Harvester," is a man of the woods and fields, and is well worth knowing, but when the Girl comes to his "Medicine Woods," there begins a romance of the rarest idyllic quality.</p> <p class="noin"><b>FRECKLES.</b> Illustrated.</p> <p>Freckles is a nameless waif when the tale opens, but the way in which he takes hold of life; the nature friendships he forms; and his love-story with "The Angel" are full of real sentiment.</p> <p class="noin"><b>A GIRL OF THE LIMBERLOST.</b> Illustrated.</p> <p>The story of a girl of the Michigan woods; a buoyant, loveable type of the self-reliant American. Her philosophy is one of love and kindness toward all things; her hope is never dimmed.</p> <p class="noin"><b>AT THE FOOT OF THE RAINBOW.</b> Illustrations in colors.</p> <p>The scene of this charming love story is laid in Central Indiana. It is one of devoted friendship, and tender self-sacrificing love.</p> <p class="noin"><b>THE SONG OF THE CARDINAL.</b> Profusely Illustrated.</p> <p>A love ideal of the Cardinal bird and his mate, told with delicacy and humor.</p> <br /> <p class="cen"><b>ZANE GREY'S NOVELS</b></p> <p class="cen">May be had wherever books are sold. Ask for Grosset &amp; Dunlap's list.</p> <p class="noin"> <b>TO THE LAST MAN</b><br /> <b>THE MYSTERIOUS RIDER</b><br /> <b>THE MAN OF THE FOREST</b><br /> <b>THE DESERT OF WHEAT</b><br /> <b>THE U. P. TRAIL</b><br /> <b>WILDFIRE</b><br /> <b>THE BORDER LEGION</b><br /> <b>THE RAINBOW TRAIL</b><br /> <b>THE HERITAGE OF THE DESERT</b><br /> <b>RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE</b><br /> <b>THE LIGHT OF WESTERN STARS</b><br /> <b>THE LAST OF THE PLAINSMEN</b><br /> <b>THE LONE STAR RANGER</b><br /> <b>DESERT GOLD</b><br /> <b>BETTY ZANE</b><br /> </p> <hr /> <p class="noin"><b>LAST OF THE GREAT SCOUTS</b></p> <p>The life story of "Buffalo Bill" by his sister Helen Cody Wetmore, with Foreword and conclusion by Zane Grey.</p> <p class="cen"><b>ZANE GREY'S BOOKS FOR BOYS</b></p> <p class="noin"> <b>KEN WARD IN THE JUNGLE</b><br /> <b>THE YOUNG LION HUNTER</b><br /> <b>THE YOUNG FORESTER</b><br /> <b>THE YOUNG PITCHER</b><br /> <b>THE SHORT STOP</b><br /> <b>THE RED-HEADED OUTFIELD AND OTHER BASEBALL STORIES</b><br /> </p> <br /> <p class="cen"><b>JAMES OLIVER CURWOOD'S STORIES OF ADVENTURE</b></p> <p class="cen">May be had wherever books are sold. Ask for Grosset &amp; Dunlap's list.</p> <p class="noin"><b>THE RIVER'S END</b></p> <p>A story of the Royal Mounted Police.</p> <p class="noin"><b>THE GOLDEN SNARE</b></p> <p>Thrilling adventures in the Far Northland.</p> <p class="noin"><b>NOMADS OF THE NORTH</b></p> <p>The story of a bear-cub and a dog.</p> <p class="noin"><b>KAZAN</b></p> <p>The tale of a "quarter-strain wolf and three-quarters husky" torn between the call of the human and his wild mate.</p> <p class="noin"><b>BAREE, SON OF KAZAN</b></p> <p>The story of the son of the blind Grey Wolf and the gallant part he played in the lives of a man and a woman.</p> <p class="noin"><b>THE COURAGE OF CAPTAIN PLUM</b></p> <p>The story of the King of Beaver Island, a Mormon colony, and his battle with Captain Plum.</p> <p class="noin"><b>THE DANGER TRAIL</b></p> <p>A tale of love, Indian vengeance, and a mystery of the North.</p> <p class="noin"><b>THE HUNTED WOMAN</b></p> <p>A tale of a great fight in the "valley of gold" for a woman.</p> <p class="noin"><b>THE FLOWER OF THE NORTH</b></p> <p>The story of Fort o' God, where the wild flavor of the wilderness is blended with the courtly atmosphere of France.</p> <p class="noin"><b>THE GRIZZLY KING</b></p> <p>The story of Thor, the big grizzly.</p> <p class="noin"><b>ISOBEL</b></p> <p>A love story of the Far North.</p> <p class="noin"><b>THE WOLF HUNTERS</b></p> <p>A thrilling tale of adventure in the Canadian wilderness.</p> <p class="noin"><b>THE GOLD HUNTERS</b></p> <p>The story of adventure in the Hudson Bay wilds.</p> <p class="noin"><b>THE COURAGE OF MARGE O'DOONE</b></p> <p>Filled with exciting incidents in the land of strong men and women.</p> <p class="noin"><b>BACK TO GOD'S COUNTRY</b></p> <p>A thrilling story of the Far North. The great Photoplay was made from this book.</p> <h3><span class="smcap">Grosset &amp; Dunlap, Publishers, New York</span></h3> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <div class="tr"> <p class="cen"><SPAN name="TN" id="TN"></SPAN>Transcriber's Note</p> <br /> Typographical errors corrected in the text:<br /> <br /> Page&nbsp; 120&nbsp; tight changed to right<br /> Page&nbsp; 177&nbsp; new changed to anew<br /> Page&nbsp; 352&nbsp; let changed to lit<br /> Page&nbsp; 385&nbsp; wierdest changed to weirdest<br /> </div> <pre> End of Project Gutenberg's The Duke Of Chimney Butte, by G. W. Ogden
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