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"Darling," cried the young
man, as he sank at the maiden's
feet, "I would do anything to
prove my love for you !"
"That's what every man says
when he wants to win a girl," an
swered the young lady harshly.
"Can'.t I move you?" panted the
desperate Romeo. "Prove me!
Put me to the test! Test me, I
pray you !"
"I wonder !" whispered the lady
softly to herself, while a blush
mantled her pale cheeks. Then
suddenly bending over the almost
swooning youth who crouched at
her feet, she exclaimed: "I will
put you to the test !"
"Ah !" The youth sprang to his
feet, exultant, triumphant, and
cried aloud to the maiden at his
side: "Your test? Your test?"
" 'Tis to marry some other
girl," murmured the sweet young
thing, as she glided backwards
through the velvet curtains into