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Of the many men Virginia had met during the month at Singapore von Horn had been by far the most interesting and companionable.
Virginia took a keen delight in watching the Malays and lascars at their work, telling von Horn that she had to draw upon her imagination but little to picture herself a captive upon a pirate ship--the half naked men, the gaudy headdress, the earrings, and the fierce countenances of many of the crew furnishing only too realistically the necessary savage setting.
Two hours after the departure of the men into the jungle Virginia heard the fall of axes on timber and knew that the site of her future home had been chosen and the work of clearing begun.
Thinking it but a native trading boat, so many of which ply the southern seas, Virginia viewed its approach with but idle curiosity.
Klick!" he cried, running toward Virginia. "Go b'low, klick."
"Pirates!" gasped Virginia. "Oh Sing, what can we do?"
Virginia was watching the prahu from one of the cabin ports.
Klick!" But before he had finished his exhortation Virginia was racing toward the bow where the machine gun was mounted.
Virginia was quick to perceive the necessity for haste, while the pirates at the same instant realized the menace of the new danger which confronted them.
At sight of the emblem of peace Virginia ceased firing.
Virginia Maxon shrugged her shapely shoulders and shook her head hopelessly at the forbidding panels of the door.