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TheProjectGutenbergEBookofClaire,byLeslieBurtonBlades ThiseBookisfortheuseofanyoneanywhereatnocostandwith almostnorestrictionswhatsoever Youmaycopyit,giveitawayor re-useitunderthetermsoftheProjectGutenbergLicenseincluded withthiseBookoronlineatwww.gutenberg.org Title:Claire TheBlindLoveofaBlindHero,ByaBlindAuthor Author:LeslieBurtonBlades ReleaseDate:October15,2009[EBook#30261] Language:English ***STARTOFTHISPROJECTGUTENBERGEBOOKCLAIRE*** ProducedbyStevendesJardinsandtheOnlineDistributed ProofreadingTeamathttp://www.pgdp.net Claire by LeslieBurtonBlades THEBLINDLOVEOFABLINDHERO BYABLINDAUTHOR [Transcriber'sNote:Thisnovelwasoriginallyserializedinfourinstallmentsin All-StoryWeeklymagazinefromOctober5,1918,toOctober26,1918 The originalbreaksintheserialhavebeenretained,butsummariesofprevious eventsprecedingthesecondandthirdinstallmentshavebeenmovedtotheend ofthise-book TheTableofContentswhichfollowstheintroductionwascreated forthiselectronicedition.] Ontheeditorialpageoflastweek'sALL-STORYWEEKLYweannouncedanew serialbyanewauthor "Claire"isastoryofsuchsubtleinsight,ofso compassionateanunderstandingofhumannature,andofsohonestanattackon theeternalproblemofloveandliving,thatitcanwellaffordtotakeitschances onitsownmerits ButLawrenceGordon,theblindheroofthetriangletragedy, whichrunsitsinevitablecourseinthemountaincabinofPhilipOrtez,takesona newinterest,whenwelearnthathiscreatorishimselfablindman BornofminingpeopleinColorado,Bladeslosttwofingersandthesightofboth eyeswhenasaladofnineyearsherefusedtotakethedareofsomeplaymates andsetoffagiantfirecracker WhilestillayouthheenteredtheColoradoState SchoolfortheBlind Herehespentsixyears InthecrashatCreede,whenthe bottomfelloutofsomanyminingfortunes,theBladesfamilylosttheirall Then youngBladestookuptheburdenofhisownkeep Fortwosuccessfulyearshe maintainedhimselfattheUniversityofColoradobyteachingmusic Whenthe familymovedtoOregon,theindomitableLesliefollowed AtEugeneheentered theStateUniversityandcontinuedtosupporthimselfbymusicandlectures AfterreceivinghisdegreesofB.A andM.A hewasasubstituteteacherinthe EnglishDepartment ForsometimehehasmadehishomeatSanDimas,wherehisregular contributionsonavarietyofthemestothemagazinesectionofTheExpresshave broughthimsomethingmorethanlocalprestige Heisdeeplyinterestedinthe drama,andhasseveralplaystohiscredit "WhenHeCameHome,"aplayofhis dealingwiththereturnofablindsoldierfromthewar,hasbecomeafavorite withoneoftheCaliforniacircuits "Claire"ishisfirstnovel,andthoughheisstillonthesunnysideofthirty,this arrestingstoryisapromisingportentofwhatwemayexpectfromthepowerful penofthisblindmanwithanartist'svision.—THEEDITOR TABLEOFCONTENTS October5,1918 I II III IV V VI DISASTER THEWATEROFLIFE THEWAYOFTHEPRIMITIVE MUTUALDISLIKE THEFACEOFDEATH THESTONETHREAT 256 260 262 266 269 274 October12,1918 VII VIII IX X XI PLAYINGWITHFIRE THETIGHTENINGNET CLAIRE'SABASEMENT HOWSIMPLETHESOLUTION! THEMAKINGOFAKNIGHTERRANT 498 501 505 509 513 October19,1918 XII XIII XIV XV XVI THEUNHORSINGOFAKNIGHTERRANT FAINTHEARTANDFAIRLADY PHILIPTOTHERESCUE UTTEREXHAUSTION THEQUESTIONANSWERED 697 702 706 711 714 October26,1918 XVII XVIII XIX XX XXI ANGLESOFATRIANGLE THEROMANTICREALIST THELASTDISCUSSION THELAWOFLIFE INTOTHESUNLIGHT 151 155 160 164 168 CHAPTERI DISASTER IntheconfusionLawrencestoodstill Overthehowlingwindandsmashingsea, heheardthinvoicesshoutingorders Anothermassofwatersweptoverthe deck Nearhimawomanscreamedpiteously Instinctively,themasculinedesire toprotectwomanhoodmadehimachetohelpher,buthebithislipandclungto therail Ifhecouldonlysee!Neverbeforeinhisfiveyearsofblindnesshadhe feltthefullhorrorofit Hehadtaughthimselftoforgethislossofsight Itis uselesstowastetimeinsentimentalmoping,hewouldsay,butnow— "God,whenwillitend?"hemutteredsavagely TheCityofPanamalurchedbackandforthlikearocking-horse Somewhere forwardtheymustbeloweringtheboats Hestumbledalongthedeck,holdingto therailforsupport Thespraydashedinhisface,andhecouldfeelthewater fromhishairtricklingintohisears Heshookhisheadandlaughedgrimly,but hecouldnothearhisownlaughter Theterrificnoiseofthewinddrowned everythingelse Itbecameincreasinglydifficulttokeephisholdontherail He waswettothewaist Eachtimethewavestruckhimhigher,andhenoticedthat thelurchinggrewheavier Hewasstrong,sixfeetofhardmuscle,butthewater wasstronger Hismouthwasfilledwithit,andhisearsseemedbursting His ruggedfeaturestwistedintohardlines Ashestruggledforward,heragedatthe blindnessthatkepthimfromseeing "Notachance,notachance,"herepeatedoverandover,ashestrainedtohold thedeck Therewasalullinthewind,andhemarveledattheabsenceofhuman sound Suddenlyhedivinedthecause Hismindbecameachaosofrageand fear "Theyhaveleftme,"hecried;"leftmewithoutathought."Heshuthisteeth hard,thenduckedasanotherheavybeatingweightofwatercrashedoverhim It seemeditwouldneverliftandleavehimfreetobreathe Hisarmsandfeetno longerseemedapartofhim Hewonderedifthevesselwereunderthesurface, andnervedhimselftoletgo Buthecouldnot Therailwashisonlyhopeoflife Slowlythewaterbegantodrawhisfingersawayfromit Thenextsurgesenthis bodyout—somewhere Hestruckforwardwithbothhandsandkickedhisfeet mechanically Wasittheroarofthewindortheweightofthewateritselfthat beatintohisears?Thesuddenpaininhislungs,toldhimthathehadreachedthe surface Howgoodtheairfelt!Shakingthewateroutofhisears,helistened Nothingbutthewindwasaudible Itseemedtohimthathehadbeenswimmingforhoursintheicywaves Events ontheship,theshockoftheboilerexplosion,therushforthedeck,allseemedto havehappenedlongago "IfIcouldonlysee,"hethought,"Imightfindtheshipagain."Itoccurredtohim thathemightbeswimminginacircle,andheresolvedtokeepinonedirection, buthow?Herememberedthathehadalwaystendedtoswimtotheleft,sohe increasedhisright-armstroke Suddenlyaheavytimberstruckhim Hegasped withpain,andsankunderthesurface Whenhecameup,hishandstruckthe samepieceofwood Withadesperateeffort,hedraggedhimselfuponit, twistinghisarmsandlegsaboutittomaintainhishold Thewater,swirledbythewind,lashedhimashelayonthetimber "Landmay bewithinsight,"hethought,"andIshallneverknow."Hisfearandthecold begantoworkuponhisimagination Hehadaclearmentalpictureofasandy beachbackedwithtrees Hefeltsurehewasbeingcarriedpastitintotheopen sea Hourspassed Hebegantoraveatthewater,atlife,ateverything Mixed, tangledmassesofimagesheapedthemselvesinutterdisorderinhisbrain: passagesofverse,bitsofhistrainedlaboratoryjargon,phrasesfromhalfforgottenbooks,thedelicatecurvesoftheWaterSpriteattheexposition,and, aboveall,afiercegnawingpaininhisside Overtheroarofthewindheheardsomethingelse Wasitthetumblingof breakers?Helistened,thenconcludedthatitwashisimagination Buttheycame nearer,louder;hesatuponhisplank,hisnervestense Theboardlurched sidewise,spurnaround,andtheswellitwasridingbrokeoverhimwithaforce thatknockedhimfromhisposition Overandoverherolled,until,almost unconscious,hefelthisbodydraggingalongthesand Theundertowwaspulling athim Hefoughtfuriously,digginghishandsintothesand,andclawing desperatelyupthesteepslopingbeach Thenextbreakercaughthimandrolled himpastthewater-line Hescrambledtohisfeet,andranshakilyahead,neither knowingnorcaringwhatwasbeforehim Behindhimheheardthewatersweepingin Hewasoutofitsreach,butstillhe ran Arockcaughthimabovethekneesandsenthimheadlongintothesand He becameunconscious,andlaystill,halfdoubledup Whenherecoveredconsciousnessandsatup,afiercesunwasbeatingdown uponhim Hisheadached,andhewashungry "Theremaybepeoplewithin call,"hethought Risingunsteadily,thesorenessofhismusclescominghometo him,hegaveaprolonged"Hello-o."Afaintechowashisanswer Heformeda trumpetofhishandsandshoutedlouder Theechocamebackstronger "Only cliffs,"heconcluded Thegnawofhungerincreased "Clamsaremybestchance,"hereasoned,and, turning,hegropedhiswaytothewater Whentheincomingbreakerswashedhis knees,hestopped Theintensedreadthathisexperiencehadgivenhimwas cryingretreat,buthestoodhisground Stoopingover,hebegandigginginthe sand Hiscutandbleedinghandsburnedwiththesaltwater,buthedugsteadily, movingrapidlyalongthebeach Atlasthisfingersturneduparound,ridged object Feelingtheedgeofitheknewthathehadfoundwhathesought He wantedtoeattheclamatonce,butreluctantlydroppeditintohispocket,and wentondigging Whenhehadfilledhispockethestraightenedupandstartedtowardtheshore Ashewadedthroughthelastshallowwashofthewave,hisfootcaughtin somethingsoft,andhefell Herose,andthenonsecondthoughtstoopedtofeel whathadtrippedhim Hishandtouchedamassofwet,tangledhair Hejerkedit backhurriedlyandscreamed Thestrainhehadbeenunderwastelling Nerving himself,hereachedagain,andtouchedaface "Awoman!Anotherhumanbeing!ThankGod!" Thenheclutchedhisthroatindesperation Shemightbedead Hestoopedand draggedthebodyuponthesand Hewasafraidtofindoutifsheweredeador alive,andsatbesideher,timidlytouchingherhair "Fool!"hemutteredatlast "Ifsheisnotdead,shesoonwillbe."Heleanedover, listeningforherbreathing Atfirsttherewasonlythesoundofthewaves,then heheardherbreathingcomefaintly Hetookoffhiscoat,emptiedouttheclams, anddippeditintheocean Comingback,hewrungitoutoverherface Heknelt partofthiswoman,butgraduallyhegrewfearfullestallwasnotwell "Ifshewantsmetoknow,shewilltellme,"hethought Sheseemedtodivinewhathewasthinking,butshedidnotspeak Shewantedto besureofherselfbeforeshesaidanything Lawrence'swordscameagainand again,andeachtimetheybroughtwiththemastrongerfeelingthattherewasyet onethingtheymustdo Thisfeelingincreasedastheynearedthetowntoward whichtheyjourneyed Thenightcamewhentheyweremorethaneversilent "To-morrow,"Lawrencesaidatlast "To-morrowwereachcivilization Oh, Claire,Claire,withcivilizationcomeyou,home,ourreallife!" Shemoveduneasily Therewasasuddenoverwhelmingsenseofherneed,and sheresolvedtotellhimeverything "Lawrence,"shebegan,"to-morrowwedoreachcivilization,andI—Iam findingoutthingsaboutmyself." Heknewshewasgoingtotellhimwhattroubledher Foraninstanthewasfilled withterrorlestshesayshecouldnotlovehimafterall Perhapshisfightwith Philiphadsickenedher,killedherlove Tenseandfearful,hewaited "Goon,Claire Ihavenoticedsomething." "Itisn'tthatIdon'tloveyou,"shecried,seeinghisfearinhisdrawnface "Oh,I doloveyou!" Helaughedwithrelief "Thenspeakaway Nothingelseintheworldcanfrightenme." "I'mafraidthatitwilldispleaseyou." "Notifitissomethingrealtoyou." "Wellthen—oh,itseemssohardtoexplain I—Iamfindingmyselfout." "Thatoughttobepleasant." "Yes,itis—yet,Idon'tknow—yousee,backthereinthewildernessIthought nothingmatteredbutyou Itwassohardanduncertain Thefuturewassofaroff Butnowit'sdifferent EverydayIhavenearedcivilizationIhavegrownless surethatourwayistherightway." "Whynot?Itallseemscleartome." "But,Lawrence,arewequitefair?Arewequiterightwithourselves?" "Itrytobe Icertainlytrytobefairtoyou." "Iknow That'sit Youwouldwantmetobefairto—toeveryone,wouldn'tyou, andaboveall,tomyself?" "Youmustbethat,Claire." Shedidnotcontinueatonce Hewaited,holdingherhandverytightbetweenhis own "Goon,Claire." Thedeepearnestnessofthefaithinherthatrangthroughhiswordsgaveher courage "ItisHowardand—andmyvowstohim." Lawrencesat,hisbrowsknit Shewatchedhim "Isee,"heanswered "Isee,but—" "Afterall,Ipromisedtobehiswifeforever,youknow." "Butyoudon'tlovehimnow." "No Iloveyou—andforyoursakeaswellasmyownI'vegottostraighten thingsoutbetweenHowardandmyself." "Ithoughttheywerestraight Hethinksyouaredead." "ButIknowthatI'mnotdead,andallmylifeIwouldknowthatIhadbeen unfairtomyselfaswellastohim Imustgoandgetthingsrightbefore—before Imarryyou." Hervoicedroppedandlingeredcaressinglyyetwithgraciousreverenceover theselastwords,asone'sdoesinspeakingofholythings "Isee,"hesaid Hertonetoldhimmorethanherwords "Ithinkyoudo." "Yes,Ido Butwhendidyoubeginthinkingofthis?" "Whenyousaid,'Humanbeingsthinkmanythingstheydon'tandcan'tdo.'" "Iunderstand."Hethrewbackhishead "Yousee,dearest,itisthateverythinginourlivesmaybeclean." "Goodenough,Claire."Hewasheartyinhisagreement Tohisalertmindthe problemseemedveryclear "Yes,"hewenton,"youareright Itisn'tgoingtobeeasy Itwillhurthimto haveyoutellhimthatyounolongerlovehim,butIsupposeitcan'tbehelped, anditisbest." "Iknewyouwouldsayso."Hercrywasfullofrelief "To-morrowmorningwe'llstartearly,"helaughed "Noonwillgetustothe railroadifOrtezwasrightaboutdistances,andthen—homeandthelast clearing-upbeforewestartlife." Thematterwassettled Clairelaydowninherblanketshappily Shedidnot sleepatonce,however Gazingthroughthefire,shelethereyesresttenderlyon thestrongfaceofthesleepingmanopposite Shehadseenmuchofhim,and alwayshewasfair,just,andshelovedhim Hereyesfilledwithtearsasshe thoughtofthesufferingshemustcauseherhusband,yetitwasrightandshe coulddonoless Shewouldtellhimeverything Hewasbigandhewould understand Sinceherwholenature,primalandspiritual,criedoutthatLawrence washermate,Howardwouldfreeher Shefellasleepsurethateverythingwould workoutright,andthen—lifeandlove,asLawrencesaidwiththatexuberantlift inhisvoice Atnoonofthenextdaytheystoppedonthebrowofahighhill "Lawrence,"Clairecriedexultantly "Itisthere—belowus—atown!" "Hurrah!" Theylaughedlikechildrenwhohaddiscoveredalong-soughttreasure,then hand-in-handastheyhadwalkedsofar,theydroppeddownthesteepslopeand intoaquaintminingvillage Thesoundofmen,thescentofsmoke,andaboveall,theclangandpuffofa locomotive,senttheirbloodracing Toohappytospeak,theyranalongthestreet scarcelynoticingthepeople,andfoundthestation Thatnighttheywerespeedingtowardthecoast,andafewdayslaterfoundthem northward-boundonaliner ItwasdecidedthatLawrenceshouldnotgowithhertoherhome Hewouldwait inSanFranciscotillshehadseenherhusbandandwasfree Theypartedwith eageryethesitatingheartsinthatcity Clairefounditharderthanshehad imaginedtogoalone,butherwillwasmasterandshedidnotfalter To Lawrence,waitingforwordfromher,timewasdeadandmovednotatall WhenClairearrived,theoldfamiliarcityseemedstrangelydesolate Shefound herselfwonderingwithalittleflushofshamehowshecouldhaveloveditso Thencamehertestingtime Shehadarrivedlateatnightandgonetoahotel No onehadnoticedher Thenextmorningasshewentintothebreakfast-room, someonerosehastily,withanexclamation Itwasherhusband'sbusiness partner Howsheevergotthroughherownexplanationsshedidnotknow,thenshe heardhimspeaking "Yes,Mrs Barkley,wehadgivenyouupforlostwiththeothersonthatfated ship AndIcannotexpressmyregretatthesorrowyouhavereturnedtomeet." "I—sorrow—why?"Shestaredathimwonderingly Helookedsurprised,thenunderstood Clairelistenedsilentlytohisbrief,sincere sympathyashetoldherhowherhusbandhaddiedduringthewinterof pneumonia "Ithasbeennearlysixmonthsnow,"hefinished,"and,ofcourse,Iamvery sorryforyou IfIcandoanythingtohelpyou,don'thesitatetocallonme, please." "Thankyou I—Iwon't." Sheheardherownvoicechange Stifled,shefledup-stairs Hergriefwassincere,unshadedbyanyselfishthoughtthatitmadeherown courseeasierormorejustifiableintheeyesofsociety Toher,HowardBarkley's deathchangednothingsavethatthemanwhomshehadoncelovedsincerely wasnownomore Butthelivingremained,andtothecallofthelivingherlifewashenceforth joyfullydedicated (Theend.) Transcriber'sNote:Thefollowingtypographicalerrorspresentintheoriginal editionhavebeencorrected InChapterV,"tenementsshehadvistedinhercharitywork"waschangedto "tenementsshehadvisitedinhercharitywork" InChapterVII,amissingquotationmarkwasaddedafter"What,indeed,is morallaw?" InChapterIX,"disdiscoverwhatshewas"waschangedto"discoverwhatshe was" InChapterX,"Dislikinghimashedid"waschangedto"Dislikinghimasshe did" InChapterXI,"asabnormalasherdepondencyhadbeenbefore"waschangedto "asabnormalasherdespondencyhadbeenbefore" InChapterXVIII,"Ipromisetoanemotionlessjudge"waschangedto"I promisetobeanemotionlessjudge",and"hardedandhardertowait"was changedto"harderandhardertowait" InChapterXX,"clearlydefineddiscusion"waschangedto"clearlydefined discussion",and"theoverwelmingappreciationofbeautyinnature"was changedto"theoverwhelmingappreciationofbeautyinnature" Transcriber'sNote:Thefollowingsummaryoriginallyappearedatthebeginning oftheserial'ssecondinstallment PRECEDINGCHAPTERSBRIEFLYRETOLD WhentheCityofPanamafounderedoffthecoastofChile,LawrenceGordon suddenlyrealizedhehadbeenleft,inthefrenzyofthedisaster,aloneonthe deck Then,beforehehadfullyrecoveredfromthelashofthewindandtheviolence ofthewaves,hewassweptoverboardandintotheseethingmaelstromofan angrysea Ashecameupfromthedepthshestruckaheavytimber,andwiththestrengthof desperationhedraggedhisweightuponitandclungfast "Landmaybeinsight,"washisthought,"andIshallneverknow!"Lawrence Gordonwasblind Hourshadpassed Thewind-lashedwaterbeathimashelayonthetimber Fear andthecolddrovehimtoraveatlifeanddeathalike Finally,overtheroarofthe wind,hecaughtthetumblingofbreakers Hisplankwasspunround,theswell liftedhimfromhisposition,andthenextbreakerrolledhimpastthewater-line Oncewiththefeelofthesandbeneathhisfeetheranuntilarockcaughthim abovethekneesandsenthimheadlong Whenheregainedconsciousnesshereturnedtothewatertohuntforclams As hecameashoreagainhetrippedoveranobjectthatoninvestigationproveda woman ClaireBarkleyansweredtohisministrations,andrecognizedtheblindmanshe hadobservedontheboat Shecouldfurnishtheeyesforaninvestigationoftheir situationinland,butheranklehadbeensprainedinthewreckandshewas unabletowalk Whenmonthsafter,justastheyhadreachedthelimitofhumanendurance— whatwithhunger,thecold,andprivation—theystumbledintothecabinofPhilip Ortez TheSpanishmountaineerdeclareditnolessthanamiraclethatablind manshouldhavecarriedawomaninhisarmshalfacrosstheAndes—fromthe coasttothebordersofBolivia ThentheysettleddowntospendthewinterinPhilip'scabin Andnowthelatent antagonismofthewoman,whowassocuriouslystirredbytheapparentcoldness ofthisblindsculptortohercharm,begantoplantheman'spunishment Transcriber'sNote:Thefollowingsummaryoriginallyappearedatthebeginning oftheserial'sthirdinstallment Thesummaryatthebeginningoftheserial's fourthinstallment,ifonewaspresent,wasnotavailablewhenpreparingthis electronicedition PRECEDINGCHAPTERSBRIEFLYRETOLD WhenLawrenceGordon,numbwithcoldandhunger,afterweeksofweary wanderingthroughthemountainsinadesperateefforttofindahabitation,came insightofthemountaineer'slittlecabin,hedroppedthewomanfromhis breakingarmsandfell,exhaustedandunconscious,inthesnow Flungintotheseawhentheshipfoundered,hehadeventuallyfoundhiswayto thebeach,andherehestumbledontheunconsciousformofClaireBarkley Mrs Barkley'sanklehadbeensprainedinthewreckandshewasunabletowalk Themanwasstrong,dominant,andunafraid;buthewasblind Carryingthewomaninhisarmstheblindmanhadstumbledhalfacrossthe Andes,fortheboatwaswreckedoffthecoastofChile,andPhilipOrtez,whose cabintheyhadreached,declaredtheywereonthebordersofBolivia,abouttwo hundredmilesfromthenearestrailroadstation ThisSpanishscholar,gentleman,andreclusereadilywelcomedtwosuch promisingguestsforthewinter Acharmingwomanoftwenty-six,withamind aswellasemotions,andamannotmucholder,whowasbothaphilosopherand anartist,promisednoendofdiversionforthewinter Anddiversion,nottosay,drama,came—theeternaltriangle LawrencewasslowinadmittinghisloveforClaire,eventohimself AndClaire, whowasaffrontedbytheseemingcoldandcalculatingindifferenceofthisbig, blindgod,suddenlyrealizedhisapparentcoldnessheldtheveryheartofpassion itself Intheplayfulscrambleofasnow-fightbeforethecabin,Lawrencehadtakenher bythewaisttowashherfacewithsnow,andthecontactofhertightlyheldbody betrayedthetensityoftheman'sfeeling Clairebrokefromhisgrasptolookinto theeyesofPhilip,whohadstoodinthedoorwaytowatchthefun Intheeyesof theSpaniardshedetectedtheemotionshefeltinthetouchoftheblindsculptor Thenextday,torelievethesuppressedpassioninherownaswellasLawrence's soul,sheproposedtogowithPhilip,asshesometimesdid,whenhewentoutto spendthedaywithhistraps Onthereturnjourney,whentheconversationwasfastdriftingintothepersonal, Philip,carriedoffhisfeetbythenearnessofthewomanandthemadnessinhis blood,snatchedClaireupinhisarmsandcoveredherfulllipswithhiskisses Theindignantwomanbroughthimtoanabjectapologyafterhiswildconfession oflove,andenteredintoacompactoffriendshipwithhim Reachingthecabin,theblindman,whoseacutesoulandsenseshadlongtold himofPhilip'spassion,heldoutthefinishedcarvinghehadbeenatworkonall theseweeks—awingedcherub Inhiseyesitwasthesymbolofhisloveforher Butherwordsofacceptance 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