He had taken the wife to his raw new palace in San Diego, where she and her people occupied a wing of great price, and Cheyne, in a verandah-room, between a secretary and a typewriter, who was also a telegraphist, toiled along wearily from day to day.
Los Angeles called to San Diego and Barstow that the Southern California engineers might know and be ready in their lonely round-houses; Barstow passed the word to the Atlantic and Pacific; the Albuquerque flung it the whole length of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe management, even into Chicago.
"It will be hot," said Cheyne, as they rolled out of San Diego in the dawn of Sunday.
'Come to think of it, our runnin' time from San Diego to Chicago was
it is not the first time that we have met; for, if I mistake not, it is Don Diego Alvarez, who was once at the prince's court."
"You are the prisoner of the man who took you, Sir Diego," answered Sir Nigel.
"All these things may be had for money; and I think, Don Diego, that five thousand crowns is not too much for so renowned a knight."
For all that, he was much grieved at the loss of his lance, and saying so to his squire, he added, "I remember having read how a Spanish knight, Diego
Perez de Vargas by name, having broken his sword in battle, tore from an oak a ponderous bough or branch, and with it did such things that day, and pounded so many Moors, that he got the surname of Machuca, and he and his descendants from that day forth were called Vargas y Machuca.
, San Barbara, Monterey, the bay of San Francisco, and the northern port of Bondago; all afford anchorage for ships of the largest class.
Two of our boats, with men all safe, we took off the Cisco, and, to Wolf Larsen's huge delight and my own grief, he culled Smoke, with Nilson and Leach, from the San Diego
. So that, at the end of five days, we found ourselves short but four men--Henderson, Holyoak, Williams, and Kelly,--and were once more hunting on the flanks of the herd.
Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide- water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego
. Because men, groping in the Arctic darkness, had found a yellow metal, and because steamship and transportation companies were booming the find, thousands of men were rushing into the Northland.
wants one in time for her Panama Canal Exposition in 1915.