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Yet at that second we observed the guy at the hill throw his gun to his shoulder and objective at whatever relocating less than within the valley. Aggie screamed, and that i think I did additionally. “Tish! ” cried Aggie. “He’s taking pictures at Tish! ” And at that fast the bandit fired. He fired 3 times, and the noise of his gun echoed back and forth one of the hills. We notion we heard a yell from, the valley. Then the following moment there has been a faint crack from lower than and the outlaw’s gun flew out of his fingers. Mr. Muldoon’s jaw dropped. “Did you notice that? ” he acknowledged feebly. “Did—you—see—that—shot? ” The outlaw disappeared from the skyline and maybe ten mins later Tish crawled as much as the cave and positioned down a tin pail jam-packed with milk, a pitcher of jelly wrapped in a newspaper, and a basket of eggs. Aggie fell on her and cried with pleasure. “Be cautious of these eggs,” Tish warned her. “That outlaw charged me 40 cents a dozen. ” “You gave him a superb fright anyhow,” acknowledged Aggie fondly. “Fright? ” “When you shot at him. ” “Oh, that one! I’m speaking concerning the lady on the farm. ” “And—the one at the hill over there? ” “Oh! good, he fired at me and that i fired again. That’s all. ” With an air of exaggerated indifference Tish swaggered into the cave and took off her overshoes. “Hurry up supper, Ag,” she said—never prior to or when you consider that has she referred to as Aggie “Ag”—“I’m ravenous. ” She stated she had heard little or not anything. She had stumbled on the farmhouse, had received her offers from a surly girl and had come away back. requested through Mr. Muldoon if she had visible any males, she acknowledged she had visible a farmhand milking. That used to be all, other than the outlaw at the hill. yet lower than her calmness Tish used to be extraordinarily excited. i may inform it through her glittering eyes and the crimson spot in every one cheek. Manlike, Mr. Muldoon didn't see those symptoms; he ate little or no and sat gazing her, interested. just once, notwithstanding, did he broach the topic. “I had no inspiration you have been this kind of shot, omit Letitia,” he stated. “It—that used to be a wonder. ” “Oh, I shoot a little,” acknowledged Tish coolly. “Only for my very own entertainment, after all. ” Mr. Muldoon made no answer. He was once very considerate all night, didn't care to play whist, and watched Tish each time he may, furtively. Tish herself was once in an exalted temper, yet now not concerning the shot—she used to be modest sufficient approximately that. And with reason. Months after she advised us the way it occurred. She stated she used to be sporting the eggs and milk along with her left hand and had the gun in her correct, whilst a shot struck a tree beside her. She was once so startled that her finger pulled the set off of her personal rifle, which was once pointed up, with the end result we all know of. She could most likely by no means have confessed even then, had she no longer taken rheumatic fever and notion she was once loss of life. while Mr. Muldoon went out to mend Modestine for the evening Tish referred to as us to the again of the cave. “I got the milk and eggs,” she acknowledged hurriedly, “and having a dime left—your missionary dime, Aggie, I borrowed it—I went again and purchased a pitcher of jelly. males like preserves. the lady wrapped it in a newspaper, and there's a complete account of the theft and of Muldoon being after the outlaws.