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Rosy Maurice was engaged to Mr.
Tho shock to her father of her rup?
ture with Stephen Moreland, utterly
unexpected as it was, had been even
gre&ter than she had expected; for he
had set his heart on the match,
which, ia every point, except, per?
haps, the difference of age, was an
altogether unexceptionable one. But
he was too sensible a man and too
tender a father to fight long against
the inevitable, and he at last yielded
an u?V?JJing consent to the new en?
gagement, bnt with the proviso that
a year should elapse before it' was
"It will take longer than that to
reconcile me to it," Sir John said.
"'I don't like the fellow, I haven't faith
in him. He'd no business to make
love to you when he knew, as every?
body did, that, you were engaged to
another man. I say nothing about
you, Rosy; it'll take me many a year
to get over thal.'"
But now the old man, if not satis?
fied, was to a certain degree resigned
to the match. He tried, for Rosy's
sake, to like his future son-in-law,
and as, in point of appearance, man?
ners, family and fortune, there was
no fault to be found with him, ho
resolved to make the best of what he
could not prevent.
Of course the lovers were happy ;
that it is hardly necessary to state.
George Wilbraham was the very man
to be the beau idetd of eighteen. Not
one gild in a hundred is in the least
to be depended on in her judgment
<>f a man till she is some way out of
her teens. A beauty-man, who rides
and dances well, and who knows it,
who is tolerably agreeblo, and who
has the manners of a gentleman, is
safe to captivate thc hearts-that is
to say, to make a very strong (though
perhaps by no means indelible) im?
pression on thc^surfaeo of the hearts
ci nineteen girls in twenty, before
they have put ten and ten years to?
gether ; not to talk of those who are
susceptible to similar attractions for
many years later.
And yet young love is so sweet and
pure and natural a thing, that it is
very hard to impugn it. Shall we
despise spring's blossoms because they
are not summer's fruit ? Shall wc
frown on the gambols of yon white
lambs because they are not staid sober
sheep, who have been shorn so often
that they know the ways of men, and
mistrust them ?
They rode together, did our lovers ;
they drove together ; they sang to?
gether in the long winter evenings,
badly enough, and not always quite
in tune; but with hearts in harmony,
what did that signify? Aud George
presented T?osy with the very smallest
and most hideous Skye terrier that
could be had for love or money-the
dog-fancier had had him from "a
party" who had taken a month in
compassing the stealing of him; and
though Rosy hated Skye terriers and
all Ugy things, however costly, she
got up a spurious affection for the
creature, aud tried to believe that in
a big head, a thin neck, and a long
lean body, lay the true line of beauty.
Were there ever times when Rosy
remembered that with Stephen the
conversation never used to Hag, as it
did now and then at present? that
Stephen had no dread or horror of a
wet day, and no sense of eiutui under
it? that he never was annoyed at
trifles, and that, on tho whole, though
more than ten years older than
George, his views of things in general
were infinitely fresher, and brighter,
and more hopeful, than those of that
handsome young man?
I cannot say; but I know what Sir
John thought on the subject.
However, it was Rosy, and not Sir
John, who was to marry George, so
perhaps it was not of so much conse?
Rosy and her lover were riding one
df.y :.mong the lanes in the neighbor?
hood ot' Halliday Hall, unattended
by a groom. In the hedge, sonic
singularly rich and beautiful clusters
of holly-berries attracted Rosy's no?
tice, and she expressed a wish to have
them. George dismounted, gathered
some sprays-not without maledic?
tions on the prickles-and having
presented them to his lady-love, pre?
pared to remount.
But the animal he rode-a nervous,
fidgctty chestnut mare- -taking some
freak into her pretty head, set herself
immediately in opposition to such a
proceeding. No sooner did her mas?
ter's foot approach the stirrup, than
she wheeled rapidly round, repeating
the action two or three times in suc?
cession. A dark fury passed over the
young man's face, and gathering up
the reins tightly, and swearing a
fierce oath between his teeth, he
began kicking thc mare's ribs till
each blow sounded with the dull thud
of a pick-axe in au old plastered wall.
"Oh, George, George!" Rosy ex?
claimed, in the distress of her tender
heart; "oh, don't kick her so; it'll
onlv make her ten times worse, and
you may hurt her dreadfully. Oh,
don't, I beseech you, George!" as a
yet heavier kick resounded on the
side of the plunging, terrified crea?
ture, -whoso mouth was also bleeding
from the pressure of the bit.
"D-n her!" exclaimed George,
savagely, "I'll teach her to play me
these tricks!" and kick, kick, went
his double-soled boot into the mare's
Rosy turned away her horse's head
and rodo homewards. In a few mi?
nutes, she heard the plunging and
panting of the mare behind her, but
she continued her course without
looking round. In another moment,
George was by her side.
He glanced at her furtively, and
saw the tears wet on her cheek. This,
far from touching, annoyed liini; but
he knew not how to commence con?
versation, ne was half angry, half
ashamed, and wished to appear in?
' T don't think she'll try that game
again," he said. "I was determined
not to give in."
"Not even when I entreated you,"
Rosy said, without turning her head.
' 'My dear Rosy, what can womon
know about managing horses? Be?
sides, there's nothing Uko determina?
tion; it's no uso to let yourself be
bullied by man or beast. I never do,
and I never will."
They rode home in silence. There
wat no singing that evening, and the
hours passed heavily; everybody was
glad when bed-time came.
But next day George brought Rosy
a bunch of roses that might vie with
those of June, and made some sweet,
and quite original, speeches about
their being loss fresh, less lovely,
than /d's Rose; and so they kissed
and made friends, and all was sun?
Stephen had once given Rosy some
slight offence. He had not made her
any peace-oi?ering; but he had begged
her pardon, acknowledged himself in
the wrong, and promised never to
repeat the error.
At Halliday Hall, it had been the
custom, from time immemorial, to
greet Christmas in most hearty fa?
shion. For some years after Lady
Muuriee's death, the habit had been
discontinued; but as his children
grew up, Sir Joint bad resumed it,
and this year a large party had been
invited to stay in the house.
One morning, Mr. Wilbraham
strolled into Rosy's sanctum, where
she always contrived, even when the
house was fullest, to have a couple of
hours to herself after breakfast.
He sat down by the fire, and began
pulling her dog's cars, a resource he
ii't unfrequently indulged in when
out of humor or when conversation
.. .s slack.
"I say, Rosy, a deuced annoying
thing has happened to me this morn?
"Dear George, what?" Rosy said,
"I've opened a letter that wasn't
intended for me. It was for Wilming
ham; but the address was badly writ?
ten, so they brought it me, and 1
opened it without looking at the out?
side; and though, of course, I didn't
read it, I see it's from a woman."
"Well, but you told him, of course,
how the thing was?"
"No, I didn't."
"You did not! What have yon
done with the letter?"
"Locked it up."
"Oh, George, why did you not give
it to him at once, telling him of tin
mistake? Even if he had been i
little annoyed, he'd have seen it wa.?
not your fault."
"I don't know. He's a deucec
stiff, punctilious fellow."
Rosy was struck dumb. To keep 2
letter addressed to another man, pro
bably a letter of dee}) and delicate
significance to him, through fear o
provoking his displeasure by franki]
owning the accident that had throwi
it into the wrong hands!
When she spoke again, both he
face and her voice were altered.
"George, the longer you wait t<
give the letter, thc worst by a gvea
deal it will be."
He made no reply, but continuel
to puil Fairy's ears till she wincei
and turned her round brown eyes OJ
"Take thc letter, there's a dea
boy, and give it to Mr. Wilbrahan
"Oh, deuce take the letter! I wisl
I'd pitched it into the fire at once,
can't give it now. What shall I sa;
for not having told him before?"
"George," Rosy said, with delibe
ration, but with a pide cheek an<
trembling hand, "it must be done!"
"Must! who says 'must?' "
"And if I answered 'won't?' "
In violent agitation, he rose, and
took two or three turns in the room,
muttering. Then he came back to
the fire, and stood leaning on the
mantel-piece. Rosy could not see his
face distinctly, but she noticed the
convulsive clench of his hands.
She softened her voice a little, but
maintained its firmness.
"Will you do it, George?"
"Yes, I'll do it. But if you ever
drive me into such a corner again-"
Without finishing the sentence, he
dashed out of the room, and Rosy
saw li im no more in private for the
rest of the day.
Nor did she desire to do so. Her
confidence in him had received a
shock it was impossible speedily to
recover from, and while nuder the
immediate impression of it, she felt
she could not treat him as she was
wont to do.
In spite of herself, Stephen's words
rose in her mind: "That man will
never love you as I love you-it is
not in him. He is not worthy of
And even were that the worst, but
it was not; and Rosy shrank under
thc bitterest of all humiliations, that
of the sense of shame in the man she
Some days elapsed, and the lovers
were still on a footing of coolness and
half-avoidance-on Mr. Wilbrahanfs
part, more than half. Was he, then,
sullen and resentful, in addition to
his other short-comings? Day by day,
hour by hour, Rosy's bitterness of
heart grew and strengthened. But
still, to keep it from her father, she
gave no sign.
But the climax of matters was yet
A week passed by. Mr. Wihning
ham Avas gone, and the lovers were,
as far as appearances went, nearly
restored to their usual footing, when
one morning Sir John came to his
daughter with an open letter in his
"Very odd and very annoying this,
Rosy," ne said. "Wilmingham writes
to me that a letter of importance,
addressed to him here, has never
reached him. He has made every
inquiry, and has actually traced it io
this house; but there the clue stops.
I have questioned the servants, but
every one denies all knowledge of the
letter. Aud yet, you know, it must
be one of them. What's to be done?"
Rosy sat with her back to the light,
so that her father did not see the
changes that came over her face.
"What day ought the letter to have
reached Mr. Wilmingham?" she asked.
She would hope while it was possible
to do so.
"On the 23d-yesterday week."
There was a moment's pause. Then
Rosy got up from her chair, and stood
beside her father.
"Papa, I know what became of the
letter. Ask me nothing, I beseech
you ; only be assured there is no fault
of mine in the matter. I will write
to Mr. Wilmingham, and explain all.
Leave me his letter. Dearest papa,
you will trust me? Perhaps some
day you may know everything; but
ask me not now."
Her father consented and left her.
The instant she was alone, she sat
down at her desk and wrote as follows :
' 'DEAR MR. WELILINGHAM : An acci?
dent has just brought to my know?
ledge the fate of your missing letter.
At this moment, I cannot tell you
whether it has been destroyed or con?
cealed, but as soon as I can ascertain
the fact, you shall know it.
"I can tell you no more now; and 1
appeal to you, as a gentleman, to ask
me no further questions, and to be?
lieve that I am blameless in this mat?
ter. Yours sincerely,
She folded but did not seal thc
letter, and rang the bell.
"Tell Mr. Wilbraham I want tt
speak to him."
He sauntered in listlessly.
"Well, what's UTI now. Rosy-yoi
Avant to speak to me?"
"Read these letters," she said, put
ting Mr. Wilmiugham's and her owr
into his hands.
He glanced at the signature of th(
first, and became livid.
"What have you done with tba
letter?" Rosy said, her voice stil
"What arc you waiting here for?'
she said, after a moment's pause.
"Rosy, hear me!"
"I have nothing to hear from j
coward and a liar! Go"l"
He passed through the door, ant
they never met again.
Twelve months after' Rosy anc
Stephen had parted, alie wrote to him
"DEAREST STEPHEN: A year ago, '.
made a dreadful mistake. You wen
then the chief sufferer, my poor dear
Stephen; but since then I have suf?
fered horribly-yes! more than you
ccvdu have uouc. There is no man
living but yourself to whom I could
write as I am now writing-to whom,
after treating him as I have treated
you, I could say, return to me; let
the past be obliterated, and take me
as the Rosy you loved a year ago.
But I know you, and I know that
twelve months of absence have not
changed your heart, or made it forget
or cease to love me, unworthy as I
may have been of such a heart's love.
"So I come, Stephen, dearest, in
deep humility, to lay my fate in your
hands, and t? say that I am yours, if
you will consent to take me.
Readers, I give you each three
guesses as to the purport of Stephen's
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