Page 54 - "The Sea Riders" A Cape Breton Feature Film 1922
ISSUE : Issue 72
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1997/6/1
love her, and he had left to mourn him a sweetheart whose grief had driven out reason. As she stood there, fondling a doll dressed as a fisherman, she was approached by Marty Simpson, a man universally feared, and foreman of the fishing activities. He smiled at her not un? kindly and patted her doll. He appeared to be interested in her but in reality his attention was rivoted upon a group of people who were now leaving the church. Captain Burke, owner of the village store and of a valuable fishing-trap in those waters, ac? companied by his pretty daughter, Mary, was in earnest conver? sation with the minister. Simpson had long cherished the desire to one day make Mary his wife and the captain looked with fa? vour upon him; so much so, in fact, that he had given him ac? tive charge of his fishing interests, thus placing unlimited con? fidence in him. Marty Simpson greeted the party as they approached, and on their I invitation pro? ceeded along the road with them. Some village chil? dren • 'led by a certain youth? ful, mischie? vous spirit, Andy McTav? ish, who is to figure some? what in our story • eager for a lark, found some pleasurable excitement in tormenting El- lEARTo/lAEK The 1880's farmhouse provides the perfect location from which to experience the island's countryside with comfort and friendly people in mind. fflKING • BIKING FISmNG • WHALE WATCHING Dinner Nightly - Reservations Required Box 21, Northeast Margaree, Cape Breton Nova Scotia BOE 2H0 (902) 248-2765 Fax: (902) 248-2606 ' *** "We're people you can talk to" Celebrating 10 iMusic-Filled Years!J Dealers for: Electronic Keyboards Pianos • Guitars • Violins I Music Books & Accessories Piano & Guitar Instruction Boutiliers' Music Shops OPEN MONDAY through SATURDAY Music Keyboards Guitars Reeds Strings Horns Violins Bagpipes Chanters Amplifiers PA Systems All Supplies Cape Breton Shopping Centre 39 Keltic Drive Sydney River, N. S.. "' BISIP4I sie, who stood there forlorn and unprotected. Their sport took the form of dangling a live lobster into the face of the terrified girl. Their fun was of short duration however: The previous night a stranger, dirty, unshaven, unkempt and drunk, had been out off the steam packet. The village generally looked upon him as a des? perate character and a fugitive from justice, and were giving him a wide berth. This morning he appeared to be still suffering from the effects of his spree. His gait was unsteady, his eyes heavy and sunken. As he watched the scene, however, he appeared to pull himself together and stepped forward. Captain Burke, Mary and Marty, retuming, rounded the comer just in time to see the strang? er snatch the lobster from the hands of Andy and seizing that ur? chin by the collar shake him vigorously until the young tormentor wriggled from his grasp, and made off with the other children as fast as his legs could carry him. Elsie'S deliverer turned re-assuringly and petted her on the shoulder. In her peculiar way she peered at him: "You're a stranger, ain't you?" she enquired. He nodded. "They're all crazy around here but me," she contin? ued. "I'm going to marry Will McNeil of the Schooner Elsie when he comes back down north. You didn't see him anywhere did you?" Pity overspread the man's face. For a moment he thought, then, regretfully: "No, little girl, I'm afraid I haven't." With disappointment written on every feature Elsie turned and walked away. Bob followed her with his eyes, musing. As she turned to go he was confronted by Captain Burke, Mary and Simpson, who by this time had reached him. Bob appeared con? fused and taking off his hat to Mary, said: "I wonder if I could get something to eat. I haven't any money, but I'll work for it." Simpson stepped forward roughly. "There is no place for tramps here • we have to work too hard to get food for our? selves," he said brusquely. Resenting this lack of hospitality on the part of her admirer, Mary stepped up to the stranger and asked gendy: "What is your name?" Basil 0. Harnish, CA. Coopers &Lybrand; chartered accountants 225 Charlotte Street Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P1C4 Tel: (902)564-6239 Fax: (902)539-3033 ConQ't'ataoatms oh 'oa/' 25tlo ??nKxiif-er-sa/'H'/ 'inTimnTTiTTinTiTiimniimmminiinniM ' Cape Breton's Finest Locally'Owned Musical OutM ~ SUPERIOR FENCING LTD: Commercial Residential Industrial INSTALLATIONS and REPAIRS 4 Chain Link Fencing Custom Decks Wooden Fencing Retaining Walls FULLY GUARANTEED Locally Owned & Operated 539-2027
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