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Dy T, a DE LEOH,
iuffow qf "Crook nml J'urHow," "Tm
few or fre 7ty," "7-vur rcarj
ii feM CujiffuN." ra
But where in tlipdoucohml 1 over given
hor ono reiuwn to beliuvo 1 cured for hurt
Oncomoro (ho triple jury held iv linsty
session over mo; once more I wns trl
"Aniin," I Mid very gently now
"poi linns jour aunt would not forgive.
Would j on be willing to snerifico uvoi y
thing, to endure poverty oven, for the
s.iko of your lo e?" Tho girl only looked
nt me for answer, but that btr.mgo Biuilo
flickered onco tuoro around her lips.
"And hiipposo you do another inoro thun
justice supposo jour loss of fortune
should change feelings you now be
lieve"' "Never!"' sho said. "My lovo is too
secmo for that."
"And would it overrido all obstacles?
"Would it iorgivo iweceiit rivalry and tho
lovo that is oven now scareelj' driven
from the heart yon would make your
Anna Dulton, tho White Jlousoturned
ehoit upon mo. Something in mj words
transfigured her. Sho was a very Py
thoness, and her eyes flashed fire as sho
drew her sh nder height up before mo.
"Silence, sir!" bIio cried. "Perhaps I
am rightly punished for forgetting I was
still a maiden who should not speak.
"When j ou spoko of inoney, you merely
injured inc. To intimate tho possibility
of a rival is insult! After all I have said
to you, after all you know, it is bitter
insult, which I will not listen to."
And the young person swept out of
tho room, utterly ignoring tho hand 1
stretched out to detain her.
I looked stupidly into tho fire:
And even as 1 gazed tho face that rose
before me was not Anna's, but Bettio
IN THE DEPTHS,
"She told me she could
make it all rlaM
How long 1 gazed stupidryinto tho fire
I know not, but tho shadow of tho past
rose out of it, shutting out. the present
utterly. No sooner was the pressure of
her presence taken off than my mind re
bounded from tho White Mouse. I for
got her very existence.
Blacker and blickcr giew the coals,
and with them the gloom of my thoughts
grow deeper and deeper; but, bitter as
they were, tho cold became moie bitter
still, and I was literally driven by it to
seek my own loom.
As I entered the door I almost i an over
the hostler, who was still engaged in his
mysterious, interview with Tom.
"And me j'ou sure j'ou understand
perfectly, Bosley?" the latter was saying,
"Wo must havo no risk of n mistake this
"I got it all j'eio, plain as writin'," re
sponded sagely he of tho stables as he
tapped his loiehead. "Let 'un zee
moon ns.es at three, starts at four, drives
nineteen miles m two hours and a half,
and feeds light on cut feed and looks out
for Jalap's kickin' ot his near foreleg."
"Right as a trivet, Bosley! You're a
trump, and this is jours;" and Tom
chucked the fellow a bright half eagle as
ho left the room. Then ho jerked off his
coat and lighted an Havana.
I could stand it no longer.
As tho grinning groom left tho room
turned upon Tom and prepared to charge.
"Hold a bit, old boy," ho said. "1
have treated you badly, I know."
A fierce snort was tho only response 1
deigned to give.
p "Yes, 1 know it, but prudence was
essential. You'ro not riled?"
"Riled!" I answered, with forced calm
ness. "1 can't see how you havo used
mo badly, but you must permit mo to
say you havo done yourself great in
justice' Tom seemed a little puzzled.
"And j'ou havo done a palpable, a
gross injustice" I was grand now, doing
tho outraged virtuous "to an old per
"Oh, bother tho old person! ho inter
rupted, carelessly. "But then you havo
really twigged wliat I am up to in the
"In tho morning." A ray,of light be
gan to dawn upon mo.
"Yes, in the morning. I'm going to
now, old boy, don't look scared I'm
going to run away and bo marriedl"
To be married! And in tho morning!
Tho ray of light was a blinding gleam
now, I was literally staggered. I
dropped into a chair with a big lump in
my tin oat
"Yes, my boy, I'm to bo married in the
morning. You know I'd havo told you
beforo, but Bet and I only lixeu it yester
day Sho arranged it all in the sleigh as
wo camo along; and, for reasons you
lenow so well, wo must bo quick; I'm
done for if tho old party suspects. But
it's nil lixed you're to help mo."
"I help you!" I gasped, faintly.
"Certainly, Who else? You must come
with us; j'ou must bo best man; you
must go with us to Undo Bob and help
Bet explain all about tho"
"Lieut. Jones!" I roso stiffly and stood
at attention as Tom' oyes opened very
wide "Limit. Jones, I lmvo no criticisms
to make on your cousln'o coiirM). If she
'JJiiroaI llio dovlll Why, man, hIiu
planned tho whole thing arranged the
Christinas frolic, Miggetjtcd all tho do
tal! of tho ulojieinuut, and tho ejioclnlly
invbtud you should aid ux,"
" Vwj hi wild )m ruru jm fond of in
both juu'il Imj (11 to do it."
uli, tliu oriinl girl I tho haraeum, li
mb on tnM "lttai Kept on, ipoflKJtin
riqitdly. Imt with no wiim to mo In Uie
pound till 1 caughti
"So you oeo, my dour boy, It was kIio
originated tho fiffnlrt Mm plntnicd every
"Btop sirl" 1 cried. lumrwly my fnoo
must hnvo Ixhmi purple: it felt bladk
"jou lmvo n riftht to run nwny, porhnpi
to stoop to nnythliu? you plcaso tho
lady is to bo your wlfo. But, by hcnvonl
you htuo no right to compromise your
cousin by Raying theeo things."
"TIim-o'u minif thing in that," Tom inut-
terod, thoughtfully) "I munn't let Bet's
unmo get out, of coureo. I only told you,
you know." 1 gavo a grunt that was
meant for scalding sarcasm. "Dot will
tell you all nbout it herself."
"Oh, sho will," 1 panted.
"To bo sure. Sho told mo sho could
mako it all right with you. That's what
wo wcro talking about when you drove
over tho cad today "
Oh, tho cold blooded, heartless co
quette! To deliberately plan n torment
for mo tliutl And ho, my old school
mate, my bosom friend! If tho hoft
answer that turnoth away wrath had
boon a deadlj weapon I should have
used it then. But it wasn't, so I said no
word, only strode about tho room, loosen
ing mj neckcloth by fierce and sudden
Tom, lying flat on his back and pulling
littlo wreaths into tho air, eyed mo with
801UO wonderment. At last ho said
"Well, old boy, don't take on so. It's
as suddeu for mo as it is for you, and a
deuced sight more serious to boot. So
I'll count on you of courso in tho morn
"Count on mol I tell you I'll have
nothing to do with it. Your undo Bly tho
"Popcorn! I say, Bet will mako it all
right with Undo Bob. I verily beliove
ho'd havo helped us if wo had dared to
trust our becret."
"Helped you! Sir. Blytho not objectl
And still you are mad enough to risk let
ting tho tongue of gossip soil the uame
of the woman j-ou lovo! You plan this
mud escapade far away from his roof
when he might havo consented"
"To what?" Tom sat bolt upright on
tho bed, lesting on his hands, behind
him. A strange, fitful contraction bwept
ovor his face, followed by a very grin of
agony. 1 was merciless.
"To j-our union with Ins daughter, 1
My wordastruek him liko a bullet. Ho
clenched his teeth until tho cigar drop
ped m two from them; his faco grow
crimson, its muscles twitched convul
sivelj' and his chest heaved with n des
perate struggle for breath. Then, with
a gasping sob, ho buried his faco in tho
pillow, while his whole frame shook and
trembled like an aspen.
I was pained, shocked. Tho sight of
"the tears of bearded men" is alwaj-s
touching bej'ond expression, and besides
I was at a loss to account for tho great
violence of his sudden emotion.
I became more puzzled as I looked, for
he btill sobbed and shook with tho weak
ness of a child.
I walked up and down tho room and
tried to think more calmly. A f ter all I
had no real claim on Miss Bettio. Sho
had refused me onco and never allowed
mo to address her again; I could not but
confess that. True, she had let me think
there was hope, but whut woman is
stiong enough to refuso to sniff the in
censo burnt upon tho altar of her vanity.'
Tlu'ii Tom, too, was an old and tiied
frimd. Poor fellow! how ho shook and
groaned in his great agonj'! and if a vici
ous flilt had cruelly plaj'ed upon my feel
ings thiough him, why should I let that
react upon his head?
No! I would be a Roman! a very
Pj'thias! I would crush down my own
feelings into mj'heait; I would bravo tho
mayor's anger; I would dio of smothered
rage, but her feline triumph should bo
cheated of its pi oj-.
Yes, I would do as sho had planned for
mo. I would see her wed another, would
gi e her away at tho altar, and not one
of the thousand torments that were rend
ing me should give her the expected
pleasuro of its evidence.
Twice Tom had i.iised his head and
moved his lips in a fruitless essay to
speak; twice a torrent of mixed passions
hud swept over him:
Aud then u. moment o'er lib faco
A tablet of unutterabla thought nas traced,
ho buried it in the pillow again! There
was bomethmg in his eyes that made me
shudder with a shapeless, undefined
dicad that his reason might give waj
Now ho lay quiet. Ho had ceased to
sob, but his tace was still buried in tho
pillow, while ever and again a quick,
hj'stenc shudder ran through-him.
I laid my hand kindly on his shoulder:
"Tom, old follow, I was hasty,"
Ho slipped away from my touch liko a
hurt child, and again tho shudder, long
er and more marked than before, thrilled
I respected his feelings too much to
look upon his suffering; I blew out tho
"My dear old boy!" ho muttered hoorso
lj Tho voice was still much broken,
wi th a hysteric catch in it. I only pressed
his hand for answer, but I felt tho bed
shako under mo with tho effort he mode
to control himself. It was a mighty ono.
Then he spoko again.
""Wo havo been friends for years," ho
said. "Youknowmo for a man of honor,
and I pledge you that honor mj my
uncle will be fully and ontirely satisTied
when when ho learns that that I have
married his daughter!"
Onco moio his feelings overcame him;
onco more ho crushed his face into tho
pillow while tho gust of passion rent and
I was more mj'Btified than over.
Was ho deceiving me? No, he was n
man of honor; ho would never stoop to
that. But, then, why this terrible emo
tion he could not control?
A startling thought leaped into my
bruin. Great heavens! was Tom drunk?
Hud ho gotten liquor from Bosloy, tho
hostler? No, that was too absurd.
I gavo it up; I was dead beat.
Still wondering, I throw myself ready
diossed upon tho bed, Tom lay quiet
now, but I intended to watch him by
tho fitful firelight, lest his iuteiusu eoccite
inont bliould mako him leally ill.
But tho nurcotio administered by the
ancient npiimler, added to my unwonted
exertions behind thowj demon horww a
tho frosty air, woro too much for mo.
I Blent profoundly.
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