An impalpable haze dimmed the star-glow, only the diffused illumination of the open sea enabled the passengers of the Fair Play to identify that blacker darkness on the horizon ahead of them as land.

Each time he came out where the sky was clear he looked toward the solitary dark pinnacle, far up and ahead, strangely resembling a giant tombstone in the star-glow, that was their guide. And after many minutes of strange climbing, in which it seemed to Jolly Roger the nail-heads in the soles of his boots made weirdly loud noises on the rocks, they came near to the top.

It was a heathenish time of night to arouse the girl, thought Burrell, as he left the barracks, but he must allay these fears that were besetting him, he must see Necia at once. The low, drifting clouds obscured what star-glow there was in the heavens, and he stepped back to light a lantern. By its light he looked at his watch and exclaimed, then held it to his ear.

At intervals passing clouds dimmed the star-glow and in one of these periods a dull bump ahead gave Archie a fright. "Steady! I'll be all right in a moment!" the Governor called reassuringly. He had run into a log that lay across his path and the canoe had attempted to jump it.

"I don't know, of course," said she. "But the trouble with most of us, it seems to me, is that we haven't the quickness or the courage to take hold of the chance when it comes. All of us let so many good ones get away." Dusk had deepened. The star-glow was upon the river, placid there in its serene approach to the rough passage beyond.

If the law compels you to pay a price for the errors it believes you have committed, will that price be so terribly severe?" "Prison, Father. Probably five years." Father John laughed softly, the star-glow revealing a radiance in his face. "Five years!" he repeated. "Oh, my boy, my dear boy, what are five years to pay for such a treasure as that which has come into your possession tonight?

Each time he came out where the sky was clear he looked toward the solitary dark pinnacle, far up and ahead, strangely resembling a giant tombstone in the star-glow, that was their guide. And after many minutes of strange climbing, in which it seemed to Jolly Roger the nail-heads in the soles of his boots made weirdly loud noises on the rocks, they came near to the top.

They stumbled when he went out into the pale star-glow of the night. Jan followed, swaying weakly, for the last of his strength had gone in the playing of the violin.

If the law compels you to pay a price for the errors it believes you have committed, will that price be so terribly severe?" "Prison, Father. Probably five years." Father John laughed softly, the star-glow revealing a radiance in his face. "Five years!" he repeated. "Oh, my boy, my dear boy, what are five years to pay for such a treasure as that which has come into your possession tonight?