deposited to Mhowa's credit with the Rajkot European shopkeeper. The trial lasted about ten days and resulted in the triumphant acquittal of Mhowa. Could anything have been more satisfactory ? I am sure my old friend Mr. Wadya was content. Often have we laughed together over the source of that Rs. 3000 fee. Mhowa had every reason to be content, for there still remained about 2000 rupees out of his own blood-money for his own use and benefit, while he was now a free man to boot, and might go where he would in open day, with all the credit of his past achievements and remarkable history like a halo about him. And the Government and the country might be well enough content too, for there was an end of the outlaw, and a prospect of more peace and quiet over the tracts he used to harry than had been known for many a year.
The first of the three Miana outlaws, Mor Sandhani had some real or fancied grievance against the ruler of Malia, and squared accounts by a most successful career of wickedness. He was banished from the State, and Girdalal, the State Karbhari, fancied that he had gone forever. The Agency Thandar Chotalal, however, learnt that although Mor Sandhani had been for year in exile, his wife in Malia was enceinte. He went to her house and from her discovered that Mor had paid her several secret visits. The Thandar informed Girdalal, who also saw the lady, but believing in the efficacy of his own police arrangements, coarsely suggested to her that she had found another husband nearer home. She was furious, and on Mor's next appearance