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I'oor Alary: me signs Degan to come
now, and such small vestiges of her ill
humor toward Brandon as still re
mained were frightened off in a hurry
by the fear that she had seen the last
She had not before fully known that
she loved him. She knew he was the
most delightful companion she had
ever met and that there was an ex
hilaration about his presence which al
most intoxicated her and made life an
ecstasy, yet she did not know it was
love. It needed but the thought that
6he was about to lose him to make her
know her malady and meet it face to
Upon the evening when Mary learn
ed all this she went into her chamber
very early and closed the door. No
one interrupted her until Jane went in
to robe her for the night and to retire.
She then found that Mary had robed
herself and was lying in bed with her:
head covered, apparently asleep. Jane
quietly prepared to retire and lay
down in her own bed. The girls usual
ly shared one couch, but during Mary's
ill temper she had forced Jane to sleep
After a short silence Jane heard a
sob from the other bed, then another
"Mary, are you weeping?" she asked.
"Yes." "What is the matter, dear?"
"Nothing," with a sigh.
"Do you wish me to come to your
"Yes, I do." So Jane went over and
lay beside Mary, who gently put her
arms about her neck.
"When will he leave?" whispered
Mary, shyly confessing all by her ques
"I do not know," responded Jane,
"but he will see you before he goes."
"Do you believe he will?"
"I know it." And with this consola
tion Mary softly wept herself to sleep.
After this, for a few days, Mary was
quiet enough. Her irritable mood had
vanished, but Jane could see that she
was on the lookout for some one all
the time, although she made the most
pathetic little efforts to conceal her
At last a meeting came about in this
,way: Next to the king's bedchamber
,was a luxuriously furnished little
apartment with a well selected library.
Here Brandon and I often went after
noons to read, as we were sure to be
Late one day Brandon had gone over
to this quiet retreat and, having select
ed a volume, took his place in a seclud
ed little alcove half hidden in arras
draperies. There was a cushioned seat
along the wall and a small diamond
shaped window to furnish light.
He had not been there long when in
came Mary. I cannot say whether she
knew Brandon was there or not, but
she was there and he was there, which
is the only thing to the point, and, find
ing him, she stepped into the alcove be
fore he was aware of her presence.
Brandon was on his feet in an in
stant and with a low bow was back
ing himself out most deferentially to
leave her in sole possession, if she
wished to rest.
"Master Brandon, you need not go.
I will not hurt you. Besides, if this
place is Dot large enough for us both,
I will go. I would not disturb you."
She spoke with a tremulous voice and
a quick, uneasy glance, and started to
move backward out of the alcove.
"Lady Mary, how can you speak so?
You knowyou must knowoh, I beg
you" But she interrupted him by
taking his arm and drawing him to a
seat beside her on the cushion. She
could have drawn down the Colossus
of Rhodes with the look she gave Bran
don, so full was it of command, en
treaty and promise.
"That's it. I don't know, but I want
to know, and I want you to sit here be
side me and tell me. I am going to be
reconciled with you despite the way
you treated me when last we met. I
am going to be friends with you wheth
er you will or not. Now what do you
say to that, sir?" She spoke with a
fluttering little laugh of uneasy non
assurance, which showed that her
heart was not nearly so confident nor
so bold as her words would make be
lieve. Poor Brandon, usually so ready,
had nothing "to say to that," but sat
in helpless silence.
Was this the sum total of all his
wise determinations made at the cost
of so much pain and effort? Was this
the answer to all his prayer, "Lead
me not into temptation?" He had done
his part, for he had done all he could.
Heaven had not helped him, since here
was^.temptation thrust UDOU him when
least expe*tea ana wnen tne way was
so narrow he could not escape, but
must meet it face to face.
Mary soon recovered her self posses
sionwomen are better skilled in this
art than menand continued:
"I am not intending to say one word
about your treatment of me that day
over in the forest, although it was very
bad and you have acted abominably
ever since. Now is not that kind in
me?" And she softly laughed as she
jpeeped up at the poor fellow from be
neath those sweeping lashes, with the
premeditated purpose of tantalizing
him, I suppose. She was beginning to
know her power over him, and it was
never greater than at this moment
WAS IN FLOWER
'_& Or, The Love Story of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor, the King's Sister, and
Happening In the Reign of His August Majesty King Henry the Eighth
Rewritten a.nd Rendered Into Modern English From Sir Edwin
By EDWIN CASKODEN [CHARLES MAJOR]
Copyright, 1898 and 1901, by the Bowen-MerriU Company
Her beauty had its sweetest quality,
for the princess was sunk and the
woman was dominant, with flushed
face and flashing eyes that caught a
double luster from the glowing love
that made her heart beat so fast.
With the mood that was upon her I
wonder Brandon maintained his self
restraint even for a moment. He felt
that his only hope lay in silence, so he
sat beside her and said nothing. He
told me long afterward that while sit
ting there in the intervals between her
speech, the oddest, wildest thoughts ran
through his brain. He wondered how
he could escape. He thought of the
window and that possibly he might
break away through it, and then he
thought of feigning illness, and a hun
dred other absurd schemes, but they
all came to nothing, and he sat there
to let events take their own course, as
they seemed determined to do in spite
After a short silence Mary continued
half banteringly: "Answer me, sir! I
will have no more of this. You shall
treat me at least with the courtesy you
would show a bourgeoise girl."
"Oh, that you were only a burgher's
"Yes, I know all that but I am not.
It can't be helped, and you shall an
"There is no answer, dear lady. I
beg youoh, do you not see"
"Yes, yes but answer my question.
Am I not kind, more than you de
"Indeed, yes a thousand times. You
have always been so kind, so gracious
and so condescending to me that I can'
only thank you, thank you, thank you,"
answered Brandon almost shyly, not
daring to lift his eyes to hers.
Mary saw the manner quickly enough
what woman ever missed it, much
less so keen eyed a girl as sheand it
gave her confidence and brought back
the easy banter of her old time man
"How modest we have become!
Where is the boldness of which we
used to have so much? Kind? Have
I always been so? How about the first
time I met you? Was I kind then?
And as to condescension, don'tdon't
use that word between us."
"No," returned Brandon, who in his
turn was recovering himself "no, I
can't say that you were very kind at
first. How you did fly out at me and
surprise mel It was so unexpected it
almost took me off my feet." And they
both laughed in remembering the scene
of their first meeting. "No, I can't say
your kindness showed itself very
strongly in that first interview, but
it was there nevertheless, and when
Lady Jane led me back your real na
ture asserted itself, as it always does,
and you were kind to mekind as only
you can be."
That was getting very near to the
sentimental dangerously near, he
thought, and he said to himself, "If
this does not end quickly, I shall have
"You are easily satisfied if you call
that good," laughingly returned Mary.
"I can be ever so much better than
that if I try."
"Let me see you try," said Brandon.
"Why, I'm trying now," answered
Mary, with a distracting little pout.
"Don't you know genuine out and out
goodness when you see it? I'm doing
my very best now. Can't you tell?"
"Yes, I think I recognize it, butbut
--be bad again."
"No, I won't! 1 will not be bad even
to please you. I have determined not
to be bad, and I will notnot even to
be good. This," placing her hand over
her heart, "is just full of 'good' today."
And her lips parted as she laughed at
her own pleasantry.
"I am afraid you had better be bad.
I give you fair warning," said Brandon
huskily. He felt her eyes upon him all
the time, and his strength and good
resolves were oozing out like wine from
an ill coopered cask. After a short si
lence Mary continued, regardless of the
"But the position is reversed with us.
At first I was unkind to you, and you
were kind to me, but now I am kind to
you, and you are unkind to me."
"I can come back at you with your
own words," responded Brandon. "You
don't know when I am kind" to you. I
should be kinder, to myself at least,
were I to leave you and take myself to
the other side of the world."
"Oh, that is one thing I wanted to
ask you about. Jane tells me you are
going to New Spain."
She was anxious to know, but asked
the question partly to turn the conver
sation, which was fast becoming peril
ous. As a girl she loved Brandon and
knew it only too well, but she knew
also that she was a princess, standing
next to the throne of the greatest king
dom on earthin fact, at that time the
heir apparent, Henry having no chil
dren, for the people would not have the
Scotch king's imp, and the possibility
of such a thing as a union with Bran
don had never entered her head, how
ever passionate her feelings toward
him. It was not to be thought of be
tween people so far apart as they.
Brandon answered her question: "I
do not know about going. I think I
volunteered a ship
I shalwith' go.
tfiat sails in two or three weeks from
"Oh, no! Do you really mean it?" it
gave her a pang to hear that he was
actually gcing, and her love pulsed
higher, but she also felt a sense of re
lief, somewhat as a conscientious
housebreaker might feel upon finding
the door securely locked against him.
It would take away a temptation
which she could not resist and yet
dared not yield to much longer.
"I think there is no doubt that I
mean it," replied Brandon, "i should
like to remain in England until I can
save money enough out of the king's
allowance to pay the debt against my
father's estate, so that I may be able
to go away and feel that my brother
and sisters are secure in their home
my brother is not strongbut I know
it is better for mo to go now, and I
hope to find the money out there. I
could have paid it with what I lost to
Judson before I discovered him cheat-
ing." This was the first time he had
ever alluded to the duel, and the
thought of it, in Mary's mind, added a
faint touch of fear to her feeling to
She looked up with a light in her eyes
and asked: "What is the debt? How
''Heaven help me!" he cried.
much? Let me give you the money. I
have so much more than I need. Let
me pay it. Please tell me how much
it is, and I will hand it to you. You
can come to my rooms and get it, or I
will send it to you. Now tell me that
I may. Quickly!" And she was alive
with enthusiastic interest
"There, now, you are kind again, as
kind as even you can be. Be sure, I
thank you, though I say it only once,"
and he looked into her eyes with a
gaze she could not stand even for an
instant. This was growing dangerous
again so, catching himself, he turned
the conversation back into the banter
"Ah, you want to pay the debt that
I may have no excuse to remain? Is
that it? Perhaps you are not so kind
"No, no you know better. But let
me pay the debt. How much is it, and
to whom is it owing? Tell me at once,
I command you."
"No, no, Lady Mary I cannot"
"Please do. I beg, if I cannot com
mand. Now I know you will. You
would not make me beg twice for any
thing?" She drew closer to him as she
spoke and put her hand coaxingly upon
his arm. With an irresistible impulse
he took the hand in his and lifted it to
his lips in a lingering caress that could
not be mistaken. It was all so quick
and so full of fire and meaning that
Mary took fright, and the princess for
the moment came uppermost.
"Master Brandon!" she exclaimed
sharply and drew away her hand. Bran
don dropped the hand and moved over
on the seat. He did not speak, but
turned his face from her and looked
out of the window toward the river.
Thus they sat in silence, Brandon's
hand resting listlessly upon the cush
ion between them. Mary saw the elo
quent movement away from her and
his speaking attitude with averted face
then the princess went into eclipse, and
the imperial woman was ascendant
once more. She looked at him for a
brief space with softening eyes and,
lifting her hand, put it back in his, say
"There it is againif you want it."
Want it? Ah, this was too much!
The hand would not satisfy now. It
must be all, all! And he caught her to
his arms with a violence that fright
"Please don't please! Not this time!
Ah, have mercy, Charl Well! There!
There! Mary mother, forgive me!"
Then her woman spirit fell before the
whirlwind of his passion, and she was
on his breast with her white arms
around his neck, paying the same trib
ute to the little blind god that he would
have exacted from the lowliest maiden
of the land.
Brandon held the girl for a moment
or two, then fell upon his knees and
buried his face in her lap.
"Heaven help me!" he cried.
She pushed the hair back from his
forehead with her hand and as she
fondled the curls leaned over him and
"Heaven help us both, for I love
He sprang to his feet "Don't! Don't,
I pray you," he said wildly, and almost
ran from her.
Mary followed him nearly to the door
of the room, but when he turned he
saw that she had stopped and was
standing with her hands over her face,
as if in tears.
He went back to her and said, "I
tried to avoid this, and if you had
helped me it would never" But he
remembered how he had always de
spised Adam for throwing the blame
upon Eve, no matter how much she
may have deserved it, and continued:
"No, I do not mean that. It Is all!
my fault I should have gone away
long ago. I could not help it I tried,
oh, I tried!"
Mary's eyes were bent upon the
floor, and tears were falling over her
THE PBINCETON TOTIQ^ THTJBSDAY, APElE 23, 1903.
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flushed cheeks unheeded and uncheck
"There is no fault in any one. Nei
ther could I help it," she murmured.
"No, no it is not that there is any
fault in the ordinary sense. It is like
suicide or any other great self inflicted
injury with me. I am different from
other men. I shall never recover."
"I know only too well that you are
different from other men, andand I,
too, am dirferent from other women!
Am I not?"
"Ah, different! There is no other
woman in all this wide, long world."
And they were in each other's arms
again. She turned her shoulder to
him and rested with the support of his
arms about her. Her eyes were cast
down in silence, and she was evident
ly thinking as she toyed with the lace
of his doublet. Brandon knew her
varying expressions so well that he
saw there was something wanting, so
"Is there something you wish to
"Not I," she responded with em
phasis on the pronoun.
"Then it is something you wish me
She nodded her head slowly, "Yes."
"What is it? Tell me, and I will sav
She shook her head slowly, "No."
"What is it? I cannot guess."
"Did you not like to hear me say that
that Iloved you?"
TO BE CONTINUED.
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for ten minutes and we don't seem to
have moved a foot.
She (after a pause)Oh, Mr. Stroker,
I've just thought of something! The
anchor fell overboard a short time ago
and I forgot to tell vou. Do you sup
pose it could have caught on some
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"De ole guy wid de dinky whiskers'?"'
replied the oflice boy: "aw, he's de
owner of de paper."
"An' who's de guy wid 'im?"
"Sh! don't git gay. He ain't no guy:
dat's de &portin' editor. "Catholic
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