The Cass County Sun (Linden, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 12, 1939 Page: 3 of 8
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THE CASS COUNtY S
ST nno UIE
BY TALBOT MUNDY
O TALBOT MUNDY
"I don't get your point. What do
you reckon to find out?" asked Stod-
"Time," said Moses. "Gulbaz
times it like a jockey. He's the
best judge o' pace in all India. He
times it to the minute. If he
isn't ready, then he'll play for
The truck halted in front of a
house whose red front door was
bolted, barred, and scrawled in
chalk with infamous remarks anent
the virtue of its inmates. There was
an alley, a yard wide, pitch dark at
the farther end. Into that alley yel-
low light streamed through a door
that was partly ajar. There was a
faint staccato dr,umbeat, a twang
of stringed music, the sickly wail of
a flute, and a stench in which sensu-
ous perfume fought with the reek of
garbage. Moses spoke to the truck
driver, and the truck driver sounded
the horn—three times, then three
more, then once.
The dissolute and dirty looking
person in the big white turban, to
whom Moses gave a captured knife
in the bazaar, appeared suddenly,
apparently from nowhere.
"What's that bloke up to? Where
did he come from?" Stoddart de-
"If you'd looked under the truck
you'd know," said Moses. "He ain't
respectable, so he don't ride first
class like me and you."
Moses whispered to the man, who
walked down the alley and entered
"Is this your harem? Aren't we
going in?" asked Stoddart.
"No. You'd break the ladies'
hearts. We'll wait here and give
'em a chance. This is Gulbaz' tem-
porary field headquarters. I've sent
him a message. He'll come or he
won't. If he don't, we'll know the
"What did you tell that bloke to
say to him?"
"I said that Sergeant Stoddart's
here with information that he'll sell
for a price and wants a personal in-
terview, face to face, no go-
"You've got your nerve," said
Stoddart. "It'll be all over ihe
bloody bazaar that I'm telling se-
crets. Why don't you use your own
"We've hooked him. Here he
comes," said Moses. "Keep your
hair on now and sit tight. Say noth-
ing, and leave it to me."
Through the door, down the alley
and straight to the truck, Without
glancing aside, without a moment's
hesitation, came a man of medium
height and middle weight, who
walked like a young god, though he
was middle-aged. He was dressed
?n a tight-fitting turban, white singlet
and loin-cloth and a striped silk
semi-European jacket. He came to
the tail of the truck, gave one glance
at Stoddart and stared straight at
Moses. His smile changed, outward-
ly only a little, but something hap-
pened at the corners of his lips. It
nad changed to a fighting smile,
"You're a dog," he remarked in
"Fancy you giving away secrets,"
Moses answered. "I'm here to sell
tern for cash on the nose. Me and
this Sergeant know something. It's
not. We're splitting fifty-fifty. How
"1 will listen. You may tell your
"Cash on the nose," said Moses.
"Money down or nothing doing."
Gulbaz' smile changed again. It
conveyed a suggestion of vanity be-
yond the utmost reach of ordinary
mortals. He glanced at Stoddart
then back at Moses.
"Are you satisfied?" he asked.
"You have recognized me? You can
truly report that you have seen me
in Kadur? You saw the door I came
from? Very well, you may watch me
return. After that, you may go to
"I'm staying here until my mes-
senger comes out into the street
alive," said Moses.
"I will send him to you," Gulbaz
answered. "He is lucky. Luckier
than you are. Wait and see."
Gulbaz strode back down the alley
and entered the door. A moment
later the messenger camc out, look-
ing scared, as if he felt murder be-
hind him. He ran and crawled in
under the truck. Moses spoke to
the driver. The truck started, for-
ward, because the street was too
narrow to turn around in.
"Where now?" asl;ed Stoddart.
"Back to camp," said Moses.
"Well, you drew U\ank that time.
If you feel as fooliY as you look
you'll think twice beijie you call me
a fathead again. "pfi've spent a
rupee eight annas f icnothing, and
you're not a cent tlHvriser."
"Plus having leai«11t that you're
stupider than any otJlMlasted Brit-
isher 1 ever met," s Tyloses, "I've
learned all I came f( I' Gulbaz isn't
as smart as he 11*45,,; In some
ways he's near as stupid as you,
ail along of his pride."
"Oh. that's easy to say but it's
just talk," said Stoddart. "If you
ask me, you're a liar. You haven't
■> -anything. To the extent
lite man can condescend to
a half breed without losing caste,
we've been fair to middling friends,
you and I. But if you use my name
again promiscuous like that, I'll
knock your block off."
"Fathead," said Moses. "He
knows me. He doesn't know you.
He came out because he was cu-
"And he told you to go to the
devil. That's all you learned."
"Fathead! You mean that's all
you learned. I learned that he's
ready. He's red-hot ready."
"Ready for what?"
"To get Norwood. He's trigger-
ready. If he weren't, he'd be play-
ing for time, and we'd be arguing
this minute about the price o' what
we'll tell him if he'll pay."
"You mean he'd have bribed us?"
"I do not. Gulbaz makes prom-
ises. And he sometimes keeps his
"Unless someone else can keep
'em for him with a long knife. He
can hire that done for five rupees
a head. So why pay us a thousand?
Can your intellect answer that con-
undrum? Figure it out on a board
when you get home."
The Maharanee was scrupulously
fair. Rather than disguise her mo-
tive, she revealed it. She stripped
objections to it naked. She didn't
pretend that Rundhia was a prince
of virtue or a man of his word,
except when it suited him, or when
compelled to keep a promise. The
The Maharanee believed every
word she said.
Maharanee believed every word she
said. But she used arguments that
sounded curious, even to Lynn: who
was under the spell of the eastern
Lynn later found Rundhia stand-
ing in moonlight, in a golden tur-
ban and European dinner clothes.
As a palace door closed behind
Lynn, she, too, stepped into the
moonlight, with her face half veiled
under the sequined sari. It was she
who looked oriental, dressed accord-
ing to the Maharanee's wishes. Run-
dhia looked like a western athlete,
in more or less fancy dress. And
he called Lynn a goddess in west-
ern terms that any polo-playing
American gallant might have used:
"You look like Miss India! You
almost give me religion! Pull away
that curtain! Show your golden hair,
and let's give all the other goddesses
a sight to make them green with
Lynn uncovered her head and
walked beside him in silence.
"I feel like a god tonight," said
"Have you been drinking?" Lynn
"You golden-haired iconoclast!
Your arrow aimed into the heart of
my ballooning self-esteem! You de-
licious archer! I have had five cock-
tails. Do I seem drunk,?"
"What sized cocktails?"
"Measured to my mood, exactly."
"Then you seem astonishingly so-
ber. What have you done about
"Lynn, let's forget Norwood. I
want to talk to you."
"I can't forget him. You and 1
have wronged him."
"Has he answered your letter?"
"No. But have you forgotten your
"Didn't the Maharanee tell you?
Don't trouble yourself about Nor-
wood. Forget him. Talk to me."
"I wish to talk about Captain Nor-
"He has talked about you, I don't
mind telling you. According to one
of the palace servants, he told your
aunt this afternoon that he's dis-
gusted with you."
"I can believe he is disgusted,"
Lynn answered. "But I can't imag-
ine him saying so to Aunty, or to
"Let us talk about you," said Run-
"Very well, what about me?"
"Now you have made me speech-
"Have I? Then perhaps you will
listen to me."
"Beloved, I will glady listen to
you, in an ecstasy of patience and
devotion, during years which shall
flow so fast that we'll be old before
we know it!"
"Did you get that from a book?"
"I never read books When I talk
to you, my tongue can only stutter
miserable hints of how I feel. You
make me delirious. Be good enough
to notice that these arms resist im-
pulse!" He extended his arms to-
ward the moon, then dropped them
to his sides. "Oh, Lynn, I love you."
"Good job I don't love you," she
answered. "There'd be—"
"A new golden age in Kadur!"
Rundhia interrupted "Lynn: philos-
ophy, religion, economics and the
other muck they made me listen to
at school and college left me, until
you came, dry of faith in anything
but evil—and even evil dying! You
are my first glimpse of goodness."
"Don't you love the Maharanee?
Isn't she good?" i
"Oh, yes. She is good past his*,
tory. Lynn, you are the present and
the future! One straight look into
your blue eyes, and I knew what
hope means and the higher vision.
I had never seen it, until I saw you."
"Sounds good," Lynn answered.
"What was in the cocktails?"
"Don't joke! Lynn, I'm in love. I
mean every word I'm saying to
"1 mean what I say, too," Lynn
answered. "I don't love you—What
was that noise? In the distance. It
sounded like shooting."
"I didn't hear it," said Rundhia.
They had reached the steps that
led to the kiosk on the garden wall.
It was dark in the wall's shadow.
He was justified in offering his arm
to guide her up the steps, but he
put it around her. She could feel
his vibrance. She escaped him—ran
up the steps ahead of him, then
waited on the wall in full moonlight,
facing him, unafraid.
"There! Did you hear that?
Wasn't that a rifle-shot, Rundhia?"
"Might have been," he answered.
"Not so easy to tell."
"Isn't Captain Norwood's camp in
that direction?" Lynn asked.
"Somewhere over there, yes. Pos-
sibly a jackall or a stray dog scared
his sentries. Never mind Norwood.
Lynn, you say you don't love me. I
don't believe you."
"Why not? I told you the plain
truth—Do you think sentries would
fire at a dog?"
"His would! He's crazy. Lynn, I
don't believe you because you for-
gave what I did in the treasure
room. And because when you hurt
me, you were sorry. Also because
you are not afraid to be alone with
me now. Lynn, you don't know
"Do you know yourself?" she re-
torted. "Don't you think it strange
that they should be shooting at
"No. Most soldiers live in a con-
tinual state of false alarm. Lynn,
listen to me. Don't I excite you?"
"You did. But I saw you, and I
heard you laugh at Captain Nor-
"You dislike me?"
"You admit I can stir your emo-
"Oh, yes. I admit that. Why tell
lies about it? You're magnetic. I
almost fell in love with you."
"Lynn, you are thinking about
East and West. That hoary old su-
perstition! It lingers, they tell me,
in America more tenaciously than
anywhere else, though even •school-
books nowadays admit that we and
you are of the same race. Do you
wives of Indian
;o know. I don't
"Yoii aire right,'Lynn. Quite right,
Why should you care? It is love, not
what others have done, that crum-
bles superstitions. Lynn, I love you.
I wouldn't lie to you—"
"H«e yeu done your best for Cap-
tain abrwoodjIHave you really done
it? Wnat haw you done?"
"Never mind I have done it."
"Then I will listen. You were
Rundhia had to recover the train
of his thought. He turned away
from her a moment, paced the wall,
and carne back:
"Lynn, my love for you may sound
selfish.| I always have been selfish,
until I met you. I have no practice
with words that a genuine lover
should use. But I am genuine. For
t^e first time in my life, I am un-
selfish. May I tell you—will you
listen if I tell you—what my heart
"Yes, I will listen, Rundhia."
"Will you really listen?"
"Yes, 'Rundhia. I would rather
listen to almost anything than my
own thought, at t.he moment."
"You are feeling deserted?"
"Despised!" Lynn answered. "If
Captain Norwood had answered my
"You are lonely! So am I lonely!
Lynn, diwaza kola hai! The door is
open! Enter. It is that short step
across the threshold that makes you
"You mean into your arms?"
"Lynn, you make me hate my-
self. Am I so unappealing to your—"
Suddenly he changed his voice. He
sounded angry: "Are you in love
"I hardly know him. How could
I be? I only know that I never felt
dirty before in all my life. I don't
like it, Rundhia. And I can't for-
give you for having crowed over
Captain Norwood's disgrace. You
and I brought it on him."
"Lynn, is that all that's the mat-
ter? If I give you my word of honor
that I have solved the Norwood
problem, will you listen to me?"
"Have you solved it?"
"If I prove to you, before mid-
night, that there is no longer any
problem about Norwood, will you
come into my arms?"
"Speak plainly, Rundhia."
"I will. Lynn, face it! Norwood
has no use for you. Has he answered
your letter? He has not! The mes-
senger reported that he tore up your
letter without reading it. I don't
know why you care a damn what
happens to him. He doesn't care
what happens to you. Your aunt
doesn't care. She is leaving you
Lynn interrupted: "You say Cap-
tain Norwood tore up my letter?
Why didn't you tell me that before?"
"To save your feelings. However,
you know now. That's how he feels.
That's Norwood. Lynn, you are
merely hesitating on that damned
old superstitious crumbling plat-
form of 'East is East and West is
West,' that Kipling lied about. You
and I are above all that nonsense.
Lynn, beloved, come into my arms
now! You are lonely. So am I lone-
ly. See, I am waiting for you. Come
here, Lynn. Come of your own will.
Be mine. Face things from the in-
side looking outward. You shall be
my wife, and I swear by my love
for you, that Norwood—"
"Oh, that's only a promise," Lynn
interrupted. "I won't believe you
about Captain Norwood, until you
(TO UE CONTINUED)
By HAROLD L. LUNDQUIST. D. D.
Dean of The Moody Bible Institute
(Released by Western Newspaper Union.)
Lesson for October IS
Lesson subjects and Scripture texts se-
lected and copyrighted by International
Council of Religious Education; used by
THE TEMPTATION OF JESUS
LESSON TEXT—Matthew 4:1-11.
GOLDEN TEXT—For we have not an high
priest which cannot be touched with the
feeling of our infirmities: but was in all
points tempted like as we are, yet without
Discusses Effect of Meat on
Is the jungle lion ferocious be-
cause it lives on raw meat? Would
it be more gentle if a vegetarian?
And are men who live principally
on a meat diet likely to be more
belligerent than those who prefer
The answers to those questions,
according to" Martin F. Fritz, as-
sociate professor of psychology at
Iowa State college, is yes and no.
Lack of meat in the diet may
cause an animal or human being
to live on a lower energy plane,
Fritz found, thus giving the ap-
pearance of a peaceful, mild dis-
"According to that hypothesis,"
he said, "a vegetarian diet simply
depresses the activity level while
a generous intake of meat may
bring out the full energy potenti-
"It might be argued that the
continued eating of high protein
foods, such as meat, might result
in a permanently higher plane of
basal metabolism which would ac-
count for the energy and vigor of
meat-eating nations," he continued.
But Fritz apparently found a
hitch in this argument. For if
it were true, he said, the Eskimos
could be expected to be especially
violent "for they eat a meat diet
and their basic metabolism is
about 33 per cent higher than that
of people living in temperate zones."
The Eskimos, however, are the
most peaceful and unwarlike race
in the world, the professor de-
clared. Inheritance is an important
factor in the degree of activity, he
saia. But, "it may be argued
that all races have inherited a po-
tentially high level of activity—a
very questionable assumption—and
that the differences we observe are
due to the failure to utilize a diet
which will bring out this activity to
its fullest extent."
Fritz summarized by saying:
"It is quite possible that diet does
influence racial temperament, but
until further evidence is gathered
we may well be iust a bit cautious
in drawing conclusions."
Temptation is the common lot of
all mankind (I Cor. 10:13). The
strongest and most noble of men
are subject to it; angels were
tempted, and our scripture reveals
that even Jesus was tempted. We
recognize that Jesus was tempted
as the Messiah (vv. 3, 6) and as one
without sin (Heb. 4:15), but it is
also true that He was tempted in
all points as we are, apart from sin,
and that we may learn from His
temptation how we may meet and
be the victors over temptation.
I. What Is Temptation?
"Temptation is seduction to evil,
solicitation to wrong. It stands dis-
tinguished from trial thus: trial
tests, seeks to discover the man's
moral qualities or character; but
temptation persuades to evil, de-
ludes, that it may ruin. God tries;
Satan tempts" (A. M. Fairbairn).
Temptation is not sin, but yielding
to temptation is sin. Luther said,
"We cannot keep the birds from
flying over our heads, but we can
keep them from building nests in
our hair." Temptation comes from
within, that is, from our own lusts
(James 1:13, 14). Satan also tempts
us (Eph. 6:11). God may permit
temptation as a means of proving
our faith (James 1:2, 3).
II. IIow Temptation Works.
It is significant that the tempta-
tions of Jesus were along the three-
fold line of the temptations of Adam
and Eve (Gen. 3:6) and the general
threefold temptation of all men,
namely, the lust of the flesh, the
pride of life, and the lust of the
eyes (I John 2:16). These three
temptations really exhaust Satan's
bag of tricks, but he can dress up
these three fundamental tempta-
tions with almost endless variety.
1. By appealing to the flesh (vv.
2, 3). He observes the normal ap-
petites and desires of a man's body,
excites them to a high degree, and
then suggests an improper method
of satisfying them. Hunger is nor-
! mal and a sign of good health,
j Jesus had fasted forty days and
j Satan took advantage of that fact to
suggest the use of His divine power
i to satisfy His hunger. This would
| involve a denial of His entire mis-
sion on earth, namely, the redemp-
! tion of man by a divine person who
j had become a real man.
2. By appealing to pride (vv. 5,
6). Satan misapplied Scripture to
tempt Jesus to presumption on the
| assumption that He was exercising
| faith. God had promised to keep
j Him "in all his ways" (Ps. 91:11).
To cast himself down from the tem-
ple was not one of the ways in
i which Christ was called to walk,
j Satan comes to us with the same
i kind of temptation. If He cannot
j get us to forsake faith, he tempts
; us to become fanatic and to proudly
■ substitute presumption for faith.
3. By appealing to the eyes (vv.
8, 9). By showing Christ the king-
doms of the world and offering them
i to Him by the short-cut of a brief
; act of worship rather than by the
i way of the cross, Satan tempted
Him again. Here the devil showed
his true desire that man should wor-
ship him rather than God.
III. IIow to Meet Temptation (vv.
4, 7, 10).
1. By the right use of Scripture.
If Jesus needed that weapon, how
can we do without it? How can we
use Scripture if we do not study it
and hide it in our hearts?
2. By dependence on God. Every
Scripture used by Jesus honored
God. We cannot fight Satan in our
own strength. To attempt to do so
is to fail utterly. The real victory
for the Christian is to bring Satan
back to the cross where Christ won
a decisive victory over him.
3. By denouncing Satan. Jesus
sent him on his way. We may do
the same in Jesus' name. It is al-
ways a serious error to try to argue
with Satan or to engage in any dis-
cussion with him. Let us meet him
with Scripture and with a "Get thee
IV. The Result.
Satan left and angels came to
minister to Christ. The overcom-
ing of temptation results in peace,
victory, and blessing. This is ever
so in the life of the believer. Temp-
tation overcome makes us stronger
to meet the next temptation, and
also enables us to help our weaker
World's Longest Ticket?
A ticket issued by the Canadian
Pacific railway is 15 feet 11 inches
long! It was the longest ever sold
by the company, and was issued to
Miss Alice Johnston, an English lec-
turer, traveling all over Canada on
a lecture tour.
Framing Our Lives
Religion does not consist in the
performance of certain ceremonial
acts at specified times, outside
which acts and times it has no
place: but consists in framing our
whole life, and all our acts, upon a
distinct view of our positiqp as cre-
ated beings, charged by the fact of
our creation, with duties both to our
fellow creatures and to our Creator.
Gay Aprons Frot
By RUTH WYETH SPUARS
Every one who has ever lived
In the country knows tiie possi-
bilities of unbleached muslin. The
source of supply there is flour and
food sacks but even purchased by
the yard it is an inexpensive,
sturdy material for aprons and
many other things.
If you have friends who share
your enthusiasm for interesting
aprons, plan and cut them in a
fold apron material
AND SHAPE THE
IBLUE BANDS WITH
J ORANGE BIAS TAPE
group; then trimmings may be
exchanged and every piece-bag
will produce something.
The diagram shown here gives
you cutting dimensions for the
skirt part of a plain little apron
and shows how to shape the waist-
line. Belts for the bibless type
are rather wide now—two or two
and a half inches finished. Ties
are generally 4-inches wide and
as long as you like. Now, do be
daring when you come to pockets
or adding a bib. Try an idea of
your own. These gay unbleached
muslin aprons are just sugges-
tions to get you started.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The new
Sewing Booklet which Mrs. Spears
has prepared for our readers, con-
tains thirty-two new and original
ideas for homemakers. To get
one of these useful booklets, sim-
ply address Mrs. Spears, 210 S.
Desplaines St., Chicago, 111., with
name and address, and 10 cents
in coin; booklet will be postpaid
by return mail.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is a
tonic which has been helping women
of all ages for nearly 70 years. Adv.
Use of Things
Even the best things ill used be-
come evils; and, contrarily, the
worst things use^. well prove
Pepsin -izes Stomach
When constipation brings on acid indi-
gestion, bloating, dizzy spells, gas, coated
tongue, sour taste, and bad breath, your
stomach is probably loaded up with cer-
tain undigested food and your bowels don't
move. So you need both Pepsin to help
break up fast that rich undigested food in
your stomach, and Laxative Senna to pull
the trigger on those lazy bowels. So be
sure your laxative also contains Pepsin.
Take Dr. Caldwell's Laxative, because its
Syrup Pepsin helps you gain that won-
derful stomach-relief, while the Laxative
Senna moves your bowels. Tests prove the
power of Pepsin to dissolve those lumps of
undigested protein food which may linger
in your stomach, to cause belching, gastric
acidity and nausea. This is how pepsin-
izing your stomach helps relieve it of such
distress. At the same time this medicine
wakes up lazy nerves and muscles in your
bowels to relieve your constipation. So see
how much better you feel by taking the
laxative that also puts Pepsin to work on
that stomach discomfort, too. Even fin-
icky children love to taste this pleasant
family laxative. Buy Dr. Caldwell's Lax-
ative—Senna with Syrup Pepsin at your
druggist today 1
Poverty Is Man's
Of all God's creatures, man
alone is poor.—Jane Welsh Car*
Doubt whom you will but nevei*
get worse and worse the longer
you let them go; Leonard!'a
Golden Eye Lotion relieves in-
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MAKES WEAK EYES STRONG
New Large Size with Dropper — 50 centt
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You can depend on the spe-
cial sales the merchants of
our town announce in the
columns of this paper .They
mean money saving to our
readers. It always pays to
patronize the merchants
who advertise. They are
not afraid of their mer-
chandise or their prices.
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