She didn't even heaj: the mine talk, so engrossed
Avas she Avith the romantic side of the question ;
but Dougald, quick to receive inspiration from
his sister, said to himself: " To a woman? I'll
bet a cookie that mine belongs to my sister. Gee
Avhiz! Here's a go."
He immediately began to hustle on his OA'^er.
coat and grabbed his hat.
" Where are you going, youngster, in such a big
hurry ? " his father asked.
" DoAvn to the hotel to see if Kelvyn's still in
the city," answered Dougald, breathlessly
" Don't look onlv at the hotel," advised his
father, " but search the town; I've got to have
this thing settled to-night or I'm flatter against
the wall than a flounder. Don't come back with¬
out Captain Jim. He's the key to the situation."
Dougald left the house almost on a run, while
Banatyne Avent up stairs Avhere Dolores told him
and Tricksie the story of the Boss Claim.