A woman goes on a secret errand into the far Northwest. Before it is accomplished the usual characters come into the story--Indians, mounted police, and the villain.
now that Etzooah, a man with much hair, who hunts down the Swan River near the beginning of the swift water, came up to the village at the end of the horse-track on snowshoes and dragging a little sled. Etzooah had the letter for Gaviller, but he was tired out, so he handed it to Mahtsonza, who had dogs, to bring it the rest of the way, and gave Mahtsonza a mink-skin for his trouble."
"Never mind all that," said Gaviller impatiently. "What about the white man?"
Strange conferred again with Mahtsonza, while Gaviller bit his nails.
"Mahtsonza says," he reported, "that Imbrie is a great White Medicine Man who has done honour to the Kakisa people by coming among them to heal the sick and do good. Mahtsonza says he has not seen Imbrie himself, because when he came among the Indians last fall Mahtsonza was off hunting on the upper Swan, but all the people talk about him and what strong medicine he makes."
"Conjure tricks!" muttered Doc Giddings.
"Where does he live?" demanded Gavi