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"I>< I look like a festa'r" he asked gloomily.
She cast a humorous glance at hi< tall, ■vvell-ma<3e
figure ar.'i his grave, dear-cut features. He v.-as a
typical, well-groomed, kecn-visaged American.
"I feel like a funeral." he supplemented.
. "Good gracious** 1 she exclaimed, deprecatingly,
"v.<..u!<l you 'At-^r a dinner ia> k--t at a funeral?* 1
"I might, if h was my own." he retorted, sir.ki:-.^
into a chair on the other side of lu-r tea-table.
They wrere under the blue-striped awning on the
upper terrace an'! below the balustrade were groups
of ;ink ar ; <! white oleanders.
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SUNDAY MAGAZINE for OCTOBER 2, 1904
Funrriil," Hi- S«»icl
: Am I late. Eleanoi
er . of
! i, y Mrs. Hk-loD
M: Delia. I* '
t Del id 1
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: it's sevei
Ai ': Mr Hi- '••: Davi
I'll l»< ■ ' ■
Bw A T£?^f TT^tTU <?\ \f IPAVIT 0155?
Author of "On iKe R«-<i St.iirt .i-«-." "Th«- Hou^r of the Wizard."
V The Rebellion of the Prince**." Kite.
to marry the prince,"' John Trench sai<l grimly, refus
ing t<> !< .<ik in hi r dim ti< m
"Yes." in- admitted softly "but it's a grave step.
isn't it, to get married ."it all, and to tnarrv -i foreigner?
I feel it -•■
'You know perfectly well what I think about your
marrying .1 foreigner." he said sternly, "I don't see
why you wish *•> consult my opinion. I've expressed
it with barbarous freedom. Wli.it does a j, r trl of
your wealth and resources want ti> marry at all for?."
She arched her brows. "Isn't the last a new senti
ment?" she inquired. "You're always complaining
•■! my unprotected st.tt<-. with only Aunt Delia to
watch me.::and Giacorrio the gardener, and Maria the
«...>k. .ni.l Lorenzo the butler, and—"
"Go on!" he said, "get down to John Trench, your
oldest friend and lawyer.'.'
"I wisl I
"I never heard him say a \\<inl about it! " she »le
iit r.iry . ': ■ me."
" Then . I r he's a
! her sh< »ultl< • And you • ' ik.<'
"Dear me \\ hat will yoi ■ prino be
T unworthy I ; • retorted .[■ >hn,
He' • .'. and handsome and I you know
! n? Sym] el ■ niai
I duffer, I ha en't a doubl b
Sin- took refuse in offended ilei
Thi sun h.i.l sei behind the Mue hills in a rainbo^r
of glory. No one moved on the lawn except Gia
como and he was clippii raniums, ruthlessly,
;, •, ■ liki 1 the pawn j