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IT IlKIN . BE BKLKY. , ., ;
' ' ,MR.,LoRtBaB, is not at home, sir,!',
'':y. replied a rosy-cheeked Irish girl, to the
. query of an individual In a shabby brown
- 1 cat and, strapless pantaloons, that dieclos
; ; v cd fet paired hut hot nutched,;.who stooi)
' f" fcWHIV(l' J w- -
Til'. -.1 ' -
KEVba at liomebut Mrs., Lorimero is at
.' hbini arid Mis' Lbrlmere can't be' out at
this early hour!" v.';'.-:1; 'vl
' 'Mrs. Lorimere is engaged, and so is
v Bliss Lorimere," pertinaceously replied the
glrf.f For she recognized a certain leering
smile about the thin mouth, and a shrewd
, wink of the gray lynx eye, against the
Ownfr of which she had seen the waiter
more than oncp close tbq door. y :,
You've a fine bloom, my dear, a fine
; bloom you'd better show me to Mrs. Lor
; imere, or I shall have to find my own way."
'Miss' lbrlmere is' engaged, sir ; youM
best call again."- .. : '' ' ' ',
- I .! 'Engaged' is she 1" said Mr. Badger, de-
liberately placing himself in a comfortable
, leaning posture against the door. 'Call
again, eh 1" he slowly added, casting round
; few furtive glanced as though ho were
'- seekihg some accustomed passport to the
lady's presence.: ; ;
;. "Whose child istliatl Mrs. Lor'unere'sl"
?, ' The girl nodded. , ' ' p
! 'Come here my pretty little dear here's
something lor you, nauooea iie, io a reo
."' ' haired vonns urchin, whose beerimmed
' ftice wai rnnuiringlyprotuded .from behind
" thejlaclc dool ' ;,'IIere's; something for
you !" t'And he drew from hie capacious
r pocket a handful ;of. prunes and, peanuts
and held, i coaxingly towards the xhild
. The boy first drew. back,' and then una-
; , tie to withstand the temptation, Dr.sniuiiy
abproached, graspe'd the offered treasure
V and would have made his escape, but Mr.
Barfiref c'aucftit one of his arms.
' "Where's your mnmmrt,"my little man!
Here's another handrfl."
i ' 'MaVin' the back parlor clearing the
; breakfast things.' iu
lWcll, tell her a gentleman wants tosee
l her, 'and-I'll, try what else I can find in my
; pocket for you
; Away ran the child towards the back
: . parlor. , The girl let go of the door to stop
him." Mr-Badger seized that Opportunity
;.,'' to sWp into the house j following as closo-
'. ly ori the fugitive's heels as though he was
; quite at home in such pursuits. lie enter
ed the parlor just as the b6y cried: "Ma
somebody ; wants to' see you
:' ' Mr,; Badger bowed in the decorious, but
'- now unfortunately obsolete .style of Lou i
I duinze.,. , ., ; .;,., ;;-(..
'"' obody could hove, .Tilstaken the glance
: ' of maVked admiration ...witK . which he sur
vveyedthe fine person of the lady standing
at the head or a disoraereu oreaRiosi wuio
! ' 1 A small swab Was in her delicate hand.-
8he was busily erigaged in washing French
? " china cups. ' Tho' lady -colored hastily
drew her sleeve over a, remarkably white
..arm, dried her hands, and rather hauhgtily
' demanded to what circumstance she was
- indebted for this, visit.
: Mr, Badger bowed again; as though he
- , felt himself complimented.
, f , 'The girl said your.Indyship was en
gaged, but I knew I should jbe no distur
' bance to your ladyship and this beautiful
boyi-wliat a lovely face he has got ten
, ' derly ' stroking the ; child's flame-colored
- ;- . head.' -'. !': ''''tMyi J-
'. Here tho 'mother's countenance, relaxed
into a half smile, and she pushed a chai
. towards her guest. -
Your ladyshin's child, I presume 1 re
semblcs you vastly,' else 1 should have sup
posed your ladyship too younff to be h
'mother."''' ";.:., :
Mrs. Lorjmere. this time smiled positive
ly, and replied in a gontlo tone, ,"3Iy on
son, sir " .i;,-.- t
."Indeed So. noble boy! what h head
yon've heard of phrenology 1 Must tnk
him td-Vowler, the' phrenology man
' should'nt wonder If he told you this child
. ' stood a' chance of being President of the
' United States remarkable head! Should'nt
, wonder at'hll myself at seeing him .Presi
dent. Great country this great country'
"Take ft seat, sir ": i i y,r
, .. ; Thank you, your .ladyship thank you,
I don't tare if , I do. Very pretty carpet
' : ymt have on the floor enme from Chester's
. alt tlie house lurmahed with the samo 1
Thttt 'puts me in mind of husineee. Fact
isyourladyshii, I called to see if I couldn't
got Mr. Lorimere-r-bythe by the boy looks
a little like him at this moment got his
dashing air to a T. I was saying, your la
dyship, X want to get Mr..Lorimere;to set
tle about this very carpet.Chester's grow;
ing impatient." . '.:.', , ,
.. "Indeed sir, I thought the carpet was
paid for long ago.' .' ,
, 'Oh! no,' your ladyship, a; slight mis-
take those chinacups too pretty pattern
arn't they 7 V Came from Drummer's I've fop. ' Badger took no notice of tho gentle
a small demand for theni." ' : ' man's discomposure, but staring at the
' You surprise ms.- I chose ' the china young lady made' one of his profound and
myself,and am almostjsure it was paid for
at the time." i, V; f'Cy'y v! . .-!'' '
'.'Slight mistake, your ladyship nothing,
more now if I could get your lladyshiu
just to set the casej before Mr. JLorimere,
and persuade him to give me check for
these things,' I should estoem it ft great fa-
vor." ' '" ' . ' ,
''I certainly shall, sir.SI am'ery much
mortified to hear that the bill has stood so
ong.r r .fj v ,v ', ,.: :.
When shttll l call again, yourladyshipiUvith the bait fnhis mouth. I lashing prom-
This aftefndon i" f : ' t. - fi-,;. , :
'If you please. We dine at half-past
three. Mr. Lorimere is alway at home to
dinner. , I shall speak to him without fail.'
Much obliged to you, your' ladyship.
Chester SclOo. can't wait nor Drummer
neither., I'll call this ..afternoon. . Here
are more prunes, for you, sonny., What'an
eye he has got"! .His father's eye just
the eye for a great man.1 ' I'll call at .half
past three, your ladyshib." ' ' v , ;
With these words Mr, Badger bowed
himself backwards-out of the room!" -
As he limplnirly ran down the'steps with
ft habitual chuckle, which denoted particu-
ar satisfaction, belenqountered one of his
ncouaintanses.,, .,; :.;, t J -,i .
f'lleh I Brindsley I How are you getting
nn mv pood fellow 1" ; 1
What; Badger, is that y6u1 : Thank
fnrmne I'm pottinor on so well that I'm not
afraid of meeting you in the streets."
11 olnmmnt nd pml .
cit". :fDid vbu notice what an eleeant house
4 l'UI V TT HUH A ww - J I
came out or ! jeen paying a visu iumio
of the' loveliest women in New York.
Great country his--great country-" 1
''Mrs.'Lorimerel You've eot an account
it T nnnns but whnt
UgU I MOV av j -
do vou so afterthe wife for ' i: '
That's a peculiaritv of mine I like
ialkineXo handsome women there's noth-
Ino- like it in., creation. 1 never trouble
the husbonds much till I see what 1 can do
with tiiem thronirh their wives, Nothing
like eettinff a woman to help carry on a
suit against her husband I collect more
bad debts from Such pleading than any
other.1 Nothing men hate like having the
women know their affairs V and having
them worrv them into' paving their debts,
Great conntrV this"- J - ' : '
, . ,
ArV tha women then alwavs so anxious
to pay 1 "' . '.' .. ! '.' ' i: '' "'!' ' "
To ha sure sweet creatures-most of
them have got ponscience, enough to make
nnthalack in the r husbands-hearts too
-I've a receipt of my own for gotting at
woman's heart." ' : v . : , x
Whn is this Lorimere 1" : ' .
.i.nrimRr1 Whv he', a' Wall "'street
broker. A man who made a little money
' . .. TV .:';,. . i7 . . . . w
by 'speculating lost six times as much as live. Great country this great country
he ever made, and has got the reputation of ' ? "There it is now the next time I meet
being worth all he ever made and lost to- you I shall be saved from the sinol wish-
gether. This because he lives in a large
house, and owes large sums to half the
shopkeepers in New York; Great country
this great country'? , morning visits) out taao wave oi mm, un-
"Is'there hope of his paying 1" lil a V"" Pnst thro0' ' 5 ' '
"He'll pay me every Rtiver. You'll see That hour found him once more on the
every body pays me. ' I lay' my plans to steps of Mr. Lori mere's mansion. His
suit my pbple.: Don't catch sparrows and loud ring this time was answered by the
hawks in the same net. Lorimore's father waiter. ;' The man's half utteted "Mr.
was ft tailor. The old man was worth a Lorimere , is out." wat interrupted by Badg
mint of meney, and bought nothing with it er - ' r : .: , ' ,
but pride; He died, and the children in- '.'I have an appointment with Mrs. Lori
herited his prido and got none of his mon- mere," and pushing by the disconcerted at
ey. ' Yoling Lorimere is turning the cold tendant ho entered the drawing room,
shoulder upon all his old friends and try- Mrs. Lorimeref dressed in the richest at
in to get into fashionable society.' His tire, was sitting upon tho sofa.: She hard
supposed wealth has gathered a troop of )y noticed Mr. Badger', , entrance. Her
nv hanrars-on.. like wasns about a bee- eyes looked ml, and there was a . crimson
' . . .
hive, around him. Nothing he dreads so
lwim. Knw vou'see
. , ii i i .. . - r- hnt "
train s well laid trust me lor that. . (
wi,. n i.nt "vonnff man that
walking in front of us! I wonderwhohe
That! By tho cut of his coat that must
hn Itill FlimhinT. An annua ntance
mine. He's payln- his addresses to
young luly with him. A fortune I hear,
What on i.ir kIh !1S I l.n't doubt she's
a bill in i
f.dlow, I Lave
".What! not when Tie's walking with a
lady 1": i ; - v;-,..!: ' V.-; ; .. ;.,
:- ",To be sure why not t That's the very
time to make an impression. ' Besides 1
wanta good look at her ladyship.; If I get
an answer from him I'll join you farther
down." .; ; i s i ''::.;' i ..-!:! i'.;::;-.
.Badger withdrew his arm from Brinds
ley's, and limping a few steps forward, very
uncerraorilously placed the disengaged mem-
ber within that of the astonished yourlg
' Brindsley purposely passed thorn to en-
joy the troubled look of the assailed young
gentleman, the confusion of the belle, and
the truly deliglitlul .ease and self-poescssed
grace of Badger. :;;.ft . : . -. , . .
Brindsley walked half-a-dozen blocks he-.
forOihis friend joined him,; ;.; ' '
'Well Badger, have you dropped your
prey 1" : . ; ; :
.'Only given the fish a, little of the lino
ised to see me to morrow and fork out the
shiners. . Great country this great coun-
try. Tried ,to; put it plf a week but I
kept close hold of his arm, and looked at
the girl, as much as to jay, what a fool he
takes me for ! His tight coat must Have
grown uncomfortable just men so snquju
think from his fidgeting. Sweet girl she
was looked at me from head to foot all
the women look at me nothing ,1 like bo
well as ft : woman s eye. ; Oreat country
this finest women in the world.:", , . ;
"Where are you going now!" ...
"To Wall street. - We are almost there.
This i just the hour I know I shall catch
a particular friend of minewitJi his.cro
mes arouna mm. : lie u nave wisneu.uut
this time, or I shall taue up my quarters
in his otlice tor tue rest ot tne uay. i toon
lodgings once jn the same Jiouse wiien i
had a large debt to collect Irom him. i
followed him about like his shadow he
cou d'nt turn without seeing me. i lie naa
to pay at last said he felt as ifJie was re
we are.' Good bye.- 1 snau.De engaged
for an hour or two."
"Good bye success 0 fou. '
i Mr. Badcer entered the. .office.- It was
filled with persons busily engaged in con
vereation. fceveral ot tne group recogni-
zed him, and looked somewhat inoiined to
get out of his way Very cood-naturedly
thrusting out his hand to each in turn, he
generously dealt round a few hearty shakes
He then put his head over the shoulder or
a venerable looking gentleman, whose back
" turned, and cried out,
..i 1 . 1. 3 .! t .1-
, "unur. uasn my goou sir uw uo
you dol Delighted to see you its with
you I want to speak.. ,,?..
I ..MT! ..t I i
' "What ! old cioven iooii is man you i
here again! JNow, l u mane a Bargain
I . ;.l nil .-.1 ; ..it
: 1 w,ln yu' 1 11 fu jtu v"u,r u" ' ul
. in ...i.. f p ill : .
you ten aonars to uoot, u you i. prom.
.never to shut out the sunlight Irom those
doors again !; ana. never, to iae anoiuer uiu
a against me in your life ,1, Let any other
man do it-but I can't stand your modo of
'"Down ! down with the dust I I'll never
K, .. ,., i
take anotnor oiu againsi you as long as
,mg you nana omen cap rwu uvct UUi
lace. ; :
Wa wilt not loilow Mr. uaager a ins
. ! I ,.. 1 I. .!,.! l,.,.!,.,.,J D. .r.,,,1,
anger as grief. ' , ' Y
er, Biretcnco out nis oetter ipoi loremost,
is Rni ln 8n nsipuauiigiy .yupaiuin ntf .one
... -t t .. :5
1 ' "Thank you air I am quite well.'
! "Xour laaysmp s oeuutnuniuie poy is
Ot HI perhaps I : . 1T':'
the ,"No," said the mother courtrtuBly,, "hp
is well." ; ;. .. ., ,i,;y
"Mr. Lorimere not come Home yet, your
ladyship t". "' Jy wii'ij
my "Mr. Lorimere dines ortJIe has
."Ah I indeed 1 Suppose hs'llbe lornftiue to-niO(rpw, ,
to ted f? I ain't much . engaged this after
noon I could wait.'" ; - : .'.(
. The lady gave him ft supplicating glance
and drew a deep sigh.
"He did not, say when he would come
back. He may not return until late at
night. .'' Here Mrs. Lorimere showed an ev
ident desire to sob. "' ' '" '
V "Don't be' distressed your ladyship I
don't:ihirid waiting at aif''said'he,' in a
peculiarly tender tone. "Or perhaps I'll
call ngeJn to-morrow.- ' Ba so good as tore
mind .Mr L, to night.vajid again in the
the morning, and once, mora as hpileaves
the housei of those little demands.., . I shall
find it quite, convenient, to call, t.o-'norrow;
Pray .don t be distressed. ; , .
"I will certafflly remjnd him, sir. I am
mortified to death about tfiem. Depend
upon 'it they shall be paid." w
"T'm mii'H of that:' tint v'ou'vd taken the
matter' into-your own hands, i Don't let
me keep you from iyonr dinner.' 'I'll Bee
you to-morrow, your iladyship, without
fail.": ' ! t.'? .' y':
yith this consoling assurance Mr. Badg
er look his leave, . .
The next morning Mr. Lorimere gave
strict orders' tb the sei'vants hot t'o admit a
gentleman with a long thifi face; a white
hat,' and but one doccnt foot;i''Mr Badger
who was;gifled with some' faculty resem
bling second sight, had forsecn this. , lie
paid nq visitto Bond street )tha,t day. ; ., ,
jVbout three o'clock he (cptere,d .he fash
ionable tailuring:establi!ihmont,on the. corn
er of Wall stroet and Broadway.
"llow do you do Jlr. acoiieiu i
' '' How ' ' are y ouV Mr.' Badger 1 ' What
rdo' for "y'oV to-day i" :v" ." ' '
"Notliing, thank you, but permit me to
sco what is going .on in , mo .worm irom
. - f . .1 11 c
these' fine 'windows of ymir."'""1 " t"1;
f Certainly sir." , . ; . , ...
Mr! Badger carefully stationed himself
in one corner ot tnejarge winuow wnicn
: - s ' : i . : t 1.
ooks out ujion' broadway. '
"I:woTider';who'lhat fellow is lying' in
wart for," said Scoficld te bne of his clerksi
"Here, 'William; watch and tell me; whom
he 'pounces dpon;"ji i'-l ,-.
;A number of, Mr Badger's friends (all
persons from whom lie; had money to col
lect lie styled his Intimate friends) passed
by the window ott their way to dinner.
Still lie kept his post. . At last two gen-
men. of gay exlenor. and. laughing very
merrdy,; camb - in sight; One .was evi
dently ft'foreigner of . at least supposed
distinction. Badged with outstretched
hand, msjied from his hiding place just
as they came opposite to the door.
, 'How do you(do, Lorimere ? - Glad to
see you been looking for you all .day.---
Introduce me to -your friend. ; Count
Morganini, ia it not?, Happy, to make
your acquaintance sir,, ,and Mr. Badger
held' out his enormous palm in prepara
tion of enolosing the delicately gloved
finger? of the count. . ; -.. .,.
J 'Pray excuse me at present, Mr. Badg
er said. Mr. Lorimere, -'I am particular
ly engaged.'. , ... ! ( ;.:';, ,.
"Shan't detain, jr9u a minute, my dear
fellow, oiily want to know when you will
settle them accounts of Chester fc CoVs
and Drummer's, ,.,1'm. so happy, too. to
make , tlie count's acquaintance, , Been
ong in this country, sir 1 vSee you often
in Broadway. , Fine women we . have
here. Great country this great country.'
The count gave a look, which the pen
cil belter than the pen could express;
and dropping Mr. Lorimere's arm, silent
ly bowed to him, then to 'Mr. Badger,
and sauntered down broadway.
.'This is too bud, Badger exclaimed
Lorimere. 'I've been trying to get ac
quainted with that man for, a' monlli and
i. ' ''": J
II UVU UIIIV IIIBI Durtcuutu.
'Glad you did succeed I attribute my
own success to that. Did you see' what
a bow he gave me V
1: Deuce taks his bow just when lie
had promised to ride but with, me !
You'vo put' mo: out of ifmor I' cant
listcn'to'Vou now.-" '"'J l',' '
No ? ' Well ' I'll just waik towards
home with you,' (seizing his arm',)r'and
you shall tell tne when I shall call io see
ybn.'V Ther'e'i ho house I like calling at
. . . '. . (. ...
better than yours. ' Sweet lauy that wite
of 6ati fdelightful to' talk tol"'' -
1 ''Mr: Lorimere mutterinttly'coiipled his
wife 'weefnesa "with', expressions too
emphntib for repetition. V" '"J
j ' 'Excuse me how, I tell you.' : If there'e
money due froth me why don't you'sue?
Sue---sue, I tell you-youre welcome to
Science, ;mV 03cncni! nfciltscncf.
'That's ngt my-way of transacting busl-
ness.; l sue lor trm money myseir mi. i
get it,.. I'm my own lawyer,, and never
lose a cent.V. . :..;,"" .
I shall be lata to dinner, and am going
to jump into an omnibus. , Good morn'
ngr', iv: .". :
. I haven't dined myself yet,' said Badg
er without releasing; the captive arm.:
'You lake dinner eng families I suppose?,
shouldn't mind taking a cut: with you.'
l expect friends. . , .c. . ; . -, v I ,i -Well,
that makes no odds, I don't
mind fitnmgers I'm hail fellow well met
with all my friends' friends. ' Here comes
an omnibus I'll ride up with you.'i j j ,
Mr. Lorimere gave a look at iha.omni-
busr-it nppeared full. . Leaping n ihe
step and taking his stand in front of the
door, he called out lustily to the driver,
'Go on,', and before Mr. Badger could
hobble up to hint, the omnibns was dash
ing along at full speed. . U ::c-
I'll worry you a little for this, my fine
fellow,' jfaid he, as he turned to retrnco
lis steps, 'I'll make the acquaintance of
more of your acquaintances' before ;l've
done. : There's no baffling Nu.t" Badger.'
A couple of days after tha'above inci
denti Mrs. Lorimere was - in the parlor
with some morning visitors, whose car
ringe-. stood before the door.!. She felt
particularly happy that' day. Her only
daughter,' a young girl in the firxt bloom
of womanhood, was silting in the .win
dow trying to'comprehend the delightful
nothings of; a ; promising young slip of
the . aristocracy .' V-, m'! ::. j!,.,
" The mothe'r fondlyTbelieved he was as
piring to her daughter's hand.1 Suddenly
the conversation "was interrupted by a
loud discussion between' the waiter and
another person at the door. Ar well
. ! . '..t. n T ',
Known voice sirucit upon wits, uunuieru a
ear. ' With ill disguised agitation she rose
herself to close the parlor door. 1 This
was the worst movement she could have
made. ' Mr. Badger, who wa9 trying to
force his way past the wjiitcrTcaught a
glimpse of her figure, and -rushing up to
her, exclaimed 'I'm delighted to see
you, yonr ladyship rfc-c-lighted! You're
looking enchainingly Mr. ' Lorimere at
homo? Suppose not but I can wait.'
Wiihrut noticing Mrs. Lorimere's half
uttered remonstrance, or rather interpret
ing and receiving it as a welcome, the
gentleman coolly entered t ie parlor. -
'Mr. Badger,' ihe lady at length mus
tered courage and voice to say, 'you wish
to see 'Mr. Lorimere on business; you
will be more private in the back parlor,' if
you will uo mo the lavor to step in there.
''Thank you thank jou your ladyship
no consequence in life. My business is
never private. ' I'm a man, too, of too
much taste to be contented in any other
room in the house except where the mis
tress is.'. , And Mr. Badger bowed more
profoundly than the present fashion ofe.
tit maitre attire would permit many to im
itate; ( ' ' : ":""i 1
'Bu(, Mr. Badger'v ':':i,-; -
Don't trouble yoursolf to apologize, I
am quit comfoi table here, dropping him
self slqwly into a luxurious arm chair.
Thai's Miss Lorimere, I suppose? Very
like yod, your ladyfliip. How do you
do, Miss? Never had the liappiness9of
seeing you before your mother and my
self aro old acquaintances, , -' '
i Miss Lorimere looked, bewildered.
The genlleuian at her side stared, and af
ter a few moments feeling himself, we
presumo,' amongat . uncongenial spirits.
rose and took nis leave, : . .
Mrs. Lorimere, in resigned despair, at
tempted to resume the conversation with
her guests.., . , , , .
.You were at young Mra, Fleecer's soi
ree last night, were you not?' demanded
she.,.;. . .:. '-. ;
Before the lady addressed could answer
Mr. Badger interposed;
. 'Mm- Fleecer1? What I Harry Fleec.
or's : wife? an acquaintance of mine'
know Harry very, well. . Strange affair
(hat about his father I I was just going to
make them a visit. Finest chairs in his
house J ever sat upon. I shall see if
can't get ;hem settled for to-day real
counlty tb'n great country.. ;vf
.Mrs. Lorimert hurriedly ..went on: '
heat Mrs, Delancy .wai tha.$el!8 of tl
Bcg pttrparit your lady d.ip,' this J cro
time addressing not Mrs. Lorimere, but
ihe, lady beside Mm, what Mrs. JDelancy
is that? The ' wife of Alfr'id ' Delaricy,
who beat his ' firsl wifo to ' death?.' J've
bills on him for more thousands than he
ikes.'.' Must be the same ! ! nis ,' second
wife's the haudsomest woman in New
York. Great jfriend of mine.', .. V'
'Just at this moment Mr." Lorimere en
tered", abd ilia visitors rose to take their
departure. '''' ;-".".'-, '.' .1" t .y:
'Ah V Lorimere I've caught y6u at
lastT-delightful company you receive
Irve : been ' enjoying it exceedingly'.
Should like nothing belter' thari sitting in
your parlor a few hours everyrday if
you're' willing' drawing up' the right
cornei1 of his 'mouth, and looking" at' the
afflicted man out of his left eye, in a man-.-j
..i:-.'!.: "-"v.;-'i v': .''v:; 'v
ucr pcuuiiuii' ins vwii. , t .
Mr; Badger, I desire in fn'tur" that yon
will call at my ofiice'. I havei not been
used to this treatment.'
You'll soon gel accustome'a to' it.' my
'ear fellow: under mv admimsua'tion;' I
make my call tri suitmyownc6nvenien'ce
1'in glad to be so' -well received.' When
people find my visits troublesome Jhey
know Kow'to dispense wiih'ihem,' I'm a
man of business,'and neer call but ' on
at the same lime.( , . , . . i
"Troublesome, sir? ;Why I never'an-
irrji tf Viftflran at'J. . T.fiptiTinTfl. ' ' V . S !
'Why, pon',t vou pay him.Frank.and
have done with h?', whispered Mrs. Lori-
mere, tear? of mingled passien and raor-
Scation lOllhlff down herclieelu:' T-i;
Permit me to settle my, own, affairs,
. a ;
marlitm. tv thont vnnr nterference. Mrs. I
orimere. weeping left the roomv "
Badirer, call on me to-morrow at; ten,
and I promise to pay for these confound- there are keys to a P'ano., v: ; , -ed
car.ets-I can't stand this,', i .: : ' shouldn't wonder if lie was aconsla. '
And ihechinn, tootV;.: VVl
possihle.'.., J .;V;, '...V ' ,.
.Then good morning. Don't fail me,
shan't fail you, you may be sure.; Great I
country this, great country,', .With these j
words Mr Badger took his leave; .but not
without nrst insisting tin a nearly. snaKe
of his friend's hand. '. . ' ' .; .','' .'
. ... . iti.
The next morning, alien precisely, one
of the numerous bills, in Mr.' Badger'sj
nanus against jur. ijorimero was ueirayeu. i
mi L.i .1 ' :1. ' .1. I
1 ins was out a uiop ,iu me- uucnei.
Three or four more visits to the, house
were, made , inenectuaily, , ihe, waiter
m i wm- . I
md learnt, his ring;, or discovered his
presence through ,some; secret loophole.
Ie never, gained admittance But as Mr.
Badger himself expressed it, he was not
the man to be baffled. He waited a full
month for a good opportunity of putting
u: . :-' "
1110 lllG;ifUU9 UCSlglia lllllf ACVUIIUII. '
Mrs. Lorimere issued cards for a party;
at which she jiopod to assemble the elite
ofthe city." ' " :T h; ' ' ; :'; '
'. ;. ' i .. : :.
... ot course sne mast nave jorgoum my
inritaiion,' argued M Badger io him-
self. 4No malter,' I 'won't stand on cere-
monv with friends.' " "
... ' . 1 j . ' .
TtPiint fill ns Marlnl n's and Miss Whit-
lingsham's skill, to say nothing of Na-
lure's, could make hor, looked Mrs Lor-
imere on ihe eveninir of the ball. She
stood, in the blaze or light, at one end of
her splendid drawing-room j and the gal-
lo rH fim,rn iht bnvurftd srnimrl
her,v in addition to the coronet of dia-
monds' that circled her fair brow,' eave
her the 'air of a soveroiini receiving tho
homage of her devoted subjects. The
, . o
nersons she 'most desired to see were
nrBnt ' .IfpnVl.-.ll'. kind h.n.1 arrived
wMn, ' W.V1 ',i;'a.i,! hSnwMf m thfl' ar-
rangements of the supper table. Her tri
umph' was complete. The evening was
far' advanced j most of the guests were
assembled. ' An unusually loud ring turn
ad'Mrs. Lbrimere's expectant glancfl to
the door. Shewould rather at that mo
ment have seen a ghost than the form
which, arrayed in its outre Sunday best,
presented'itself to her view. '' ' '
How do you do, your ladyship ?' vo
cilerated Mr. Badger, the moment he dis
tiriguished Mrs. Lorimere. Delighted
to' see you Rooking so charmingly !'
Seizingthe lady's hand m his own
gave it an unusually lusty shake.
Miss Lorimere atthal moincnt crcrs-
ed the room. Badger let go of tha lu.uh
I iir'a i.ni, n!hnwd hl8 WSV tiUOlirfl tfia
w4 and. striding up to ihe; fair f on j
girl, loudly accosted her by name.: The 't
frightened maiden drew back, repressing,
a cry of astonishment. The. guests rpse ; ;
to survey the stranger whose appearance f
created such a sensation'. . .. (v lui
'. Mr, Lorimere, who from the back par- .
lor heard that there was some disturbance,
little suspected its nature,' now innocent-y
ly made his appearance., "Badger poun- ('
ced upon his hand the inctani it was wUh,
in reach. ,.-v ,.- ,; !,'.;..' ' '' i-.-:--7.-,'. ' .
''Deliglitedjto see you. niy dear fellow ! , '
delighted! ti;,,-!'. , r.v) ''
Mr. Lorimere was speechless with .,.;
bewildered look, at last, f;e drew Badg-'
er's arm in his, and led him to a more re-,
ircd part of the next room, , .
' .'Really, Badger? tliis,. i.ntrusiou i? ,be
yond endurance. '( . ' '.
'Not so much beyond endurance, ae,.
being kept ringing the bel at your street , ;
door hall an hour every day oi a. com
winter's morning, and then finding theV
door remain shut. You 'shouTdVkeep bet-J
ter se.yan, my.dear feltow, indeed you ; .
should. .. v.;( . a ,w "; ,.,,y.; ,
. 'But, Mr. Badger ; . ; ,vytt -.. V
.;;But, my dearfriendyir yOO.on ..,l.M;:r
my company, you know-how to get rid . -
of it.. I never come lo8,. party to which
people have forgotten to send .me an in-j
vuauqn, nniess carsuu-i .w.j ,-,
this.in my. pocKe ; ,v;..,.i; V('l,.fl i;ii;'
.Positively, you .shall have the'moner ,
-if jou call at my office lo-morrow.. ,
; Thai's all I want. ,Nowf VJ1 juststaV:- y
fur dau't.-aamire law nuurs nijt u.
. . . .
Ureal country tnis-greai country.
- IV BUB. WiSCOiivwMuuu, w g...S m,
r. .. ri . L II TT1 .
lne wn,8PeT 01 n? ! ' Vn1
,he ?' unround the rooms in amany tones
Dle' ,aiu ?n ':. f - i- l'.y.,fh'
; 'Really ?.. : What shocking; people to r
visit ! I shall drop them afier this.
' can't imagine who. he is l' lispfd n
in tellectual looking young , geoileman,;f
who had been evincing some ; dexterity,,
in Keeping out oi.oauger siguu .,; (,
.'It's, Mr. Badger, the cottccfor' squeak. ,
... i ii.. - : u .
ed the crackling voice of a gossiping pld .
maid.. ; I've heard he coines ljQre every ,f
aay.;-. inej.vay wvic y -4 ,f V'f .i ... t
.t . L-..'.- f... . . ' , . '
ine nouso jmiu y. . ,
pectea . ; , ,; . '. . fr m il'
' So, did I I always i said , V ' (,.!!
;, 1 tie, laay wouia - nave con nn )
am 1 .111 ' klii. j '
prove, her . prognosticating , sagaciiy, naa -
not Mrs. Lorimere, at that moroeui, oyer.-
hearing the remarks raauo arounu ner,
fallen into violent hysterics. She was
l ',, nf iVie rnnm followed hv hef
1 lOIUV" " , w . ( . --r- -- - "rf,.,,,:. V
husband and daughter. . Uunng .weir ao
sence,' most of the guesi's dispersed.-
But r.ot until Mr. Badger h:id Vecognized'
t ,1 i : ' f.:..i.'' 1I..I,.. I,.!
an .nw .particular wenus, .
with them,' in'd informed ihemwhat a
'oniit coojitm 'Aey 'Hv'etl'in.;; ' .', ,
4- 'i' li J.A..iUa ft. M ttlAwii ni. '
A coupie ui woiuuo on. tw
. , ;!..!.''' T. .. (. .1. l-.2..i.S it.-l
currence, me loiiowing convcr.ai.ou .oo
place beitween Mi. and Mrs. Lorimere.
'I am so happy, l'ranfc,' said the laay.
'that we' are going to have the auction to
morrow, and that yon will really pay thbse '
horrid bills and let me live in peace ,
even though we do have to" find io
I lodgings. '
Vby I see very little use in not pay
. ... . . . 1 .... 1 .
wg them, or living mine sty ie we ay.
been doing, since every menu worm nar-
1 . ' r. . . -w - -
m ha droppcu "r sincu uiu u
fortunate ball. Mrs. Weathercock, and
Mrs. Gracelon and Mrs. Delemere, and '
all that set have never been near us. And
Laura's lover, Mr. Florentine1, never cal-"
led after the day hu mot Badger, did he !' -
Never Well I will stipulate never"
to seo any of them again, if I can'only bu r
sure thatlhavo taken my last look of Mr. :
Badger's face !'
After lo-morrow, I may promise yoa
with safety, rny dear, lhat he shall e! .-hn '
no fmll'.cr friendship with us. And tha ;
next time you find me running into any
unwarrantable extravagance, just whiter i
i:i my e..r, will you : 'Keinerobcr ycnT ,
I n .
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