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The young ninn hurries forward?for?
getful of Mrs. Brand, etiquette, common
politeness, everything?to where Milli
cent is standing. His face is pale, his
cyee brilliant. He in evidently suffering
from intense excitement.
"Miss Groyl what terrible thing is this
I have heard? Bat yon are well?safe?"
lie ts holding her hand tightly clasped
in both his, and is gazing Into her rather
pink fnco with an eager love and solici?
tude not to ho nilaundorstopd. He is as
oblivions to Cnpt. Boyle's Sneering laugh
ns to Mrs. Brand's glance of surprised
displeasure, and is, indeed, deal nnd
Idlntl to everything but Mllllccnt herself.
Sho has been in such aoro clangor; hwl
now she i'J licro, before him, well, beau
iftil as ever.
"Quito safe, as yon see," says Millt
ccnt, in a low, soft tone?tho softest she
has ever used to him. Sho cannot but
contrast tho tender vehemence of his ad?
dress with the cool, unlmpassloncd greet?
ing nceortlcd to her by Granit an hour be?
fore. "You rnnst not think of me any
longer es deserving of your pity. And?
have you forgotten auntie?"
Is there tho faintest pressure of her
cool 1(1 tie baud as uho brings him thus
back to a sense of his duty?
"How d'yo do, ?.Ir. Mnrsorcenc?" snya
Mrs. Brand, iVslight touch of asperity in
There is something about this big,
ugly young Irishman, with his musical
brogue, and his wonderful eyes, nnd his
Impetuosity, that labels him dangerous.
"I beg your pardon I" ho exclaims now,
sliding across tho room and clasping Mrs.
Brand's Jeweled hand in n grasp warm
i ns though ho considered himself her
prime favorite, rather than a bcto noir.
Tho grnsp, however, ns she docs not fnll
i to remark, though wann, is gentle in
j the oxtrcinc, ami does not forco tho rlnga
I against the delicate skin. After nil?yes
j ?there aro somo coinmendublo points
' about this young, Incllgiblo man. "I
have been ttnpnrdonably rude," goes on
? tho ugly detrimental. "But yon will
i forglvo me, Mrs. Brand, when I aasnro
i you thnt I didn't know whether I was
TAZ IiVV15 LL (j. H
standing on my head or my heels When
I entered llio room. I hover got euch h
shock iu my lifo ns lit,union nave nie. Iu i
the .Junior n quarter of on hour 1130."
"You wero on your heels. That 1 con
(?rove to'you," nays .Mrs. Drnnd. smiting;
she Is tot) good nutured not to ho half
amusctl, half touched hy t'.t'e young man's
"I am witness," puts iu Granit, show?
ing all his teeth again. "Yon were quite
in proper trim, my dear fellow I Not n
suspicion of Intoxication about you.1'
This laugh' Is replete with Insolence.
In fact, the remark jma made lies refer?
ence to a subject tht.t has grown soro
front rough handling, it has reference
to 11 little scene In the early town life of
Gerald Mnssarccne, who ono evening,
going ti little off his head after tho ter?
mination of a triumphant Derby day. took
perhaps a little more chnmpitgno than
Was good for him. Some?his friends?
.said it was only his usual excellent
spirits raised lo an excited pitch because
of h!s havia;; mittle a good thing off the
Winner. Others?his acquaintances (ho
hail no enemies, good lad that he was)?
said it was the excellent spirits of the
club collar. However It was, Mnssnrccno
went considerably beyond bounds, nnd
was iu the morning thoroughly ashamed
of himself. Then mine his Introduction
to Milllccnt Grey?almost n little girl nt
that time, bill old enough lo hlthrnll and
hohl him with her building beauty. Ami
with his growing love for her grew his
fear that this one episode (vulgar epi?
sode, he called It) should he mittle known
to her. It was an absurd fear, of course,
and arose more from an apprehension
that sho would regard him with disgust
than from c.ny very moral regret for his
misconduct; hut, lie that ns it may, Graalt
Doyle knew of his nervous horror of its
being known?nnd, for the niattcmf that,
so did Milliocnt, who had heard of the
little niTltir a long time ago, and had
laughed a good deal at several of the
smaller details concerning II. Indeed, it
had been a very innocent oiTcuso from
(list to hist.
At Grnnil's words Mnssnrcenc's fare
(lames, and a sudden lire brightens his
eyes. At the moment It is easy to see
Unit there is little love lost between the
"You mean!'" rays Mnssarccne, a little
sharply, Inking n step forward.
"Just what I Bald, dear liny?Hint yon
were eminently i;obcr. Could 1 have
borne higher testimony to your charac?
ter? Miss Grey?as yon seem to have, some
doubts about the accuracy of my state?
ment?will, 1 am sure, corroborate what
1 huvo just Bald."
"I refuse lo give my eo-.tntcliMicr! to
anytime; yon may chance lo say," re?
turns Milllccnt, In a low tone, but with
She bus understood tho drift of hor
cousin's re'niarks, and bitterly resents
(hem. ' She thay nol he overklntl always
lo Ma'Rsareelic, but she will permit 110
one else to he uncivil to him.
"What!" cries llnylo, gayly, arching
his brows nntl lifting his Shoulders In 11
foreign fashion that eil her beltings to him
or has been cultivated to a nicety, "yon
disagree with me* You really think
that our friend's extremely?or?-ein?
presse manner, his hurried entrance, etc.,
?meant? the ? er ? tho other Illing?
rtcnlly, dear Mnssarccne, I would not
stand that if I were you. You look tts If
you would like to murder somebody"?
with a light laugh?"that i.i the standing |
condition of your countrymen, ch? Why !
not call Miss Grey out?"
"Dueling Is out of fashion, and one
only horsewhips men." rcplicH Massn
rcene, meaningly, with his eyes llxcd
steadily upon his opponent.
"Oh, hut a duel under stich conditions
?that cannot bo out of fashion, ns It
has never yet come In. Why not sei III
De a leader of II? And a tele a lete with
Miss Grey, oven tinder Such M|iilv'ocnlcir?
cumstances, might nut be llltogelhci
without Its charm."
lie throws out this last taunt finite I
airily?making evennslight movement of
the hand that somehow adds to tho ag?
gressive impertinence of It.
Mnssarccne throws up his head, ns
though scenting battle, and Ida face
pnles. Milllccnt, marking these slims of
eomlnff storm, enters the breach nastily.
"I do think, CrnnhV' she says, glancing
indolently nt her cousin from beneath
half closed ?lids, "that when you try to
be amusing yon are the most unpnrtlnn
ably stupid person I ever met. Yoiir
jokc3 always make me fed Inclined lo
"In this Instance?" dementis he.
'Illicitly, his flics darkening ami an evil
light coming into his eyes.
"And in every other. One yawns
enoti;*'! in nil conscience ns one goes
through life without, being compelled to
<\y it by those who would fnln believe
llicy stir our laughter. Give it up, my
dear Granit: comedy is beyond yon?the
heavy business suits you better."
A glance nt her cousin convinces her
that she has amply revenged herself. His
brow Is as black as midnight, and his
mouth has taken tho old expression that
means mischief. Mas.aroenc. loo, has
added to his discomfiture by breaking
into a gay laugh, that rouses Mrs. Brand
from her perusal of a review, us scnrril
611s ns It is Just, of a book written by a
fricid cf hers, I hat she finds of engrOKS
lllg interest?the review, that Is, not the
"Yi'hat la it?" asks she, looking up in
high good humor, lleally, the review
has quite exceeded her expectations. "If
It Is anything amusing pray let 111c hear
It. I have been so put out by a very
harsh criticism 011 dear Panny Kllwond's
novel (Suit I require something to cheer
inc. Some 111(1? Jest of yours, Granit*
Come, toll it to mo, though I must say,
my dear, you look more like an Othello
Ibis moment than one 'bom In a merry
hour.' Ah, hero comes tea at last! Just
move my chnir a little, will you? Thanks,
dear Granit. I am fast becoming an old
Granit is In just such a pleasant mood
ns urges him to tell her sho Is already
amongst tho frosts nnd snows of life; but
prudence?a feeling more powerful with
lilm Mian most others?real rains bltn.
IIo Is obliged, however, to move hor
chair into the exact position pointed nut,
nnd lo perform divers other small Ser?
vices for her with a smiling face and ap?
parently willing nlr, while grinding
under tho thought that ho Is leaving tho
other two free to carry on a low conver?
"How angry you were nbnnt. Granit's
innuendo Just now," whispers she,
drawing her skirts aside that he may drop
upon the low lounge bosltlo her. "You
need not have been. Did you think I
never heard of that ono little flnsco of
Sho leans toward him nnd smiles a lit?
tlo. Tho young man starts and colors
hotly. Yet her smllo is so sweet, so kind
?never hns her manner been so rcplcto
with gentleness as now.
"You knew?you heard?"?stammers
"Why, yes. Was it such a mighty so
.. V A., Ki:iI)AV,i\
?" ?).'.' . . 1
rrct, Filch nn nwful crime? DM you I
think 1 coulil not comlutie?forgive!"
Sho f? still smiling on hlni, her brautl- :
ful eyes riveted upon his. Massarccne's
heart is beating passionately, lie feels as '
if lu< can scarcely hreathe? rtml yet lie is i
breathing mure freely limn he has ihme .
for a lung time, now that he known stie !
knows. v.'.uX that after all she can tolerate !
him. Nay, it is surely morv than tolcru- I
"You r.ro nn nti^cl,** murmurs be in
turn. OV. tho rapture of this whispered
conversation! The knowledge that they
are?If not In body, at leant In spirit?
aloud "lint it was my uuo offense. I
pray you to believe that I Afterward I
met yon. And then?then it would havo
Her color pales slightly as sho looks
Into the loving eyes bent oil hers. Ho
has put out hibaud in his earnest nets
and laid it upon hcrs-ra strong hand,
slightly browned, ns a 'nan's should he,
and very handsome. Somehow the
strength of It appeals to her. Is its owner
llko It?firm, rcsolutet Ho has, at all
events, been almost obstinately persist?
ent in his courtship, clinging to hope
when there was none t<- he seen any?
where, and steadfastly adhering to the be?
lief that "all tilings come to him who
knows how to wait." Ho Is wailing still,
though ?mall chance of a reward seems
to be Ills.
"There," she says, rrliving with nn
effort, and compelling herself to meet his
gaze, "you are pardoned, If pardon is
what you want."
'T want more (linn Hint," says Mr.
Massareene, who, having gained what
he had not dared to hope for half an hour
ago, now desires more. "1 waul"
"Of that another day," Interrupts she
piny fully. "When will you learn to be
"When I marry you, my sweet Mill
"That will be never, thon, I greatly
"Still, there Is a doubt, you see."
"To talk like this to me is waste of
"To talk to you could never be wnste
"Not if you talk sensibly."
"And sure what ran be more sensible
than to tell you Hint I love you?" says
the Irishman; "unless It would be your
saying that you will take mo for your
"That would mean throwing up friends
"Just so! Then do it," says he.
What is to be done with a man Ilka
tills? Milliccnt sighs, lie Is nearer vic?
tory at this moment than he knows him?
self to '..?>. Miss d'rey, glancing Involun?
tarily at (iranlt. And then back tii
him. mentally comes to the conclusion
that nny hope of happiness for her lies in
an immediate surrender of all tics that
bind her to the former. Hut auntie, and
Uncle Timothy, and the '.vurld In gen?
"Dear Gerald! 1 wish yon would not
speak to me like this," she says softly.
"You must know how nsclcss It Is."
"I never knew 1 had a nice name until
I !:eard yon say It," says the Irrepressible
Gerald, taking no notice of I he substance
of her speech. "It sounds like music.
I'm awfully gihd my mother christened
"Why? Do yon think I could not pro?
nounce any other name niusicn "y?" auks
she, laughing In spite of hcrsetl.
"Thai's right. I like to hem yon laugh,"
says he. "They say In my country (hat
when a woman smiles tho battle is won.
And sometimes I think"??
"I will not listen to yon," declares
Miss Grey, beating her font Impatiently
upon the carpel. "It is not kind?ft Is J
not right. You forget 1 am engaged to
"Hah! He doesn't count at all," says
Massareene. "You can't marry such a
fellow as that."
"What have you to say against him?"
asks she eagerly. Ohl If only some in
surmountable obstac le could be shown.
"Why, nothing!" says Massareene.
"Only he Is such a"?bo checks himself
just in lime?"such an uncomfortable
sort of a fellow," he concludes rathe.'
"Tell me," says Miss tJrey, in a very
low lone, "you are nmoodier of his club)
And 1?have heard?that Is, they say?
he?gambles a good deal. Is this true?"
Mr. Massareene grows crimson.
"Oh! by .love, you know! Yon can't
expect me to answer questions aboiil
another man, and that man my rival,'
he says. "I?I didn't expect you would
do that, you know."
"You won't tell me, then?" says she.
"I know nothing of his gambling. I
know unthliig at all to his discredit," sn;?
Massareene, slowly, ids eyes on the
"Then you would let me marry hlni?
to bo made miserable?rather I ban sacri?
fice a certain sense of honor?" asks she
"You shouldn't tempt me like tills!"
exclaims lie, with a sudden touch of pas?
sion. "The very knowledge Hint he is
your accepted lover?at least, your future
husband"?he makes his correction be?
cause of a little deprecatory gesture on
her part?"and that I?even apart from
that fact?hale him, compels me to si?
lence. And?and even suppose he does
gamble n bit heavily now and then, why
?ho may give lliat up when?when ho Is
married," says Massareene, stumbling
over the hateful sentence, and trying to
ho ns just to his rival as nature will
"I seo," says Milliccnt. Sho is silent
for quite two minutes?a long time when
one is waiting anxiously for the next
word. "I have heard," she says, now
very seriously, "that ho plays for such
high stakes that he is often nt his wits'
end to know how to meet his debts of
honor?so-called. Hearing this has led
me to the belief that ho Is marrying me
more as a means of gaining money to carry
on his play than from a*y higher mo?
"There you wrong him," says Massa?
reene eagerly. "IIo is no defaulter,
whatever else he may be. Ho lost n
tremendous sum to Hlnck, of the Hlues,
about two months ago; but bo paid up
far sooner than Black over expected.
And he has given mi I O U to Burnaby
to pay him next month, and"? lie
stops short. "Lots of fellows play pretty
high before they settle down," he says,
a great generosity compelling him to say
an exculpatory word for the man who is,
perhaps, tho only living thing ho detests.
"I quite understand," returns Milli?
ccnt slowly. "It Is'Vcry good of you; but
only whnt I expected. There is, how?
ever, one thing that puzzles inc?where
my cousin got tho money to pay that tre?
mendous sum to Col. Black."
"You probably know more of his pri?
vate concerns than 1 do," says Massareene
carelessly, "lie always uppears to me to
have plenty of money. Knough of hlni,
however. There is something that con?
cerns me that 1 would toll you. Yon
know my undo Lord Bnllymoro? Well,
last night ho said he would allow me
?J00 a year in addition to my prctcnt
f A RCIT 4,1887.
Income, which Is five, yon know, If?If
you woohl have mo. Ho n<1 mIres you
"And hates Grault n good deal more!
I know all nboilt that old story, an I do
not Ultimo Lord Hallymoro for his tlblike
of my excellent cdtu-tn."
"Yon don't think ;--ou could do It on
the eight hunihul?" tusks the young man
Miss Grey's oars are well trained, and
now sho hears ? stop approaching?oh I
so (foftly I
"Due never thinks nowadays?there Is
llo time," she says, in a clear, distinct
tone. "Tea, Granit? Thanks. No;
nothing else, thank you; unless, Indeed,
It he one of those little wafers that auntie
seems so meanly determined to keep all
Granit hastens to obey her command.
"A last word," says MtiKsarceno quick
ly. "Do you know Miss Dtirnttr"
"Mr. Duron's aunt? Yes."
"Well, and so tin I. Sho rci'clvcs
every Wednesday, if?If I could be only
sure that she would receive you next
Wednesday I" lie has risen, anil Is gaz?
ing tlown at hur, hl? heart In his t yes.
"Why?If you are there you will see,"
returns she, with a light lough, an uruult
Mr. Duran's house In Herkoley squaro
Is presided over by his aunt?a little,
thin, wiry, kindly old lady, with cork?
screw ringlets nnd a high peaky nose.
Her acquaintances tire as old-fashioned
as her curls, but it Is amazing how many
she hits of them. They are of Ihotitatd,
eminently respectable order, all able to
count their generatlons.and all "carriage
people." Yet It might be admitted thai
sometimes Miss Duron pines for the
young nnd frivolous, and would Iwujutl to
welcome them inside her nephew's doors
?her tloors, r.s they might be called, so
little does he Interfere with her iirrnnge
meutS, nnd SO seldom does he i how him?
self between 12 a. lit, and It p, in.
On this particular VfttlncKtlny quite n
-?fir and bustle of tho title! silken skirts
lake place, nil Gerald Mussnrocn?, 'SSiV
Iftg nnd gay, entern Miss Duran's draw?
ing room. There Is. In spite of the deb?
onair manner thnt distinguishes him,
and Induces all these old young men to
look askance at him, nnd grow green
with envy, and that causes I he (Lille oltl
men to wluk and nudge euch dUivr, and
call him "it sad llog"?a NUSplcltti of^jntjj -
lely that renders bis kind eyes inelMr
ehnly, and litnkca him t favorlto at Once
with all thc'gcntlo, elderly women.
lie Is a fashionable looking young
man. exquisitely dressed, ami Is, In fuel,
stielt a departure from .Miss Duran's
-.'.ioomi. that ho creates tin Im?
mense sensation, i'ujt in only to bo sur?
passed by the enlrnuco of a lovely young
woman ten minutes afterward, who |
sweeps up to Miss Duraii with the moat
chnnntllg smile in the world on hor beau?
"Dear Miss Durnn," sho nays, slipping
her little gray elatl hand into that of the
astonished spinster, "we have been waul?
ing to coinu and see you lor such it llmu
?nnnllc and I?but there have been so
many other tiresome engagements, And,
ilflcr all, It Is belter, Id It not, to leave the
nest to the ItlBlr" tills with a swift glance
at Massareene Hint sets his heart a-hcat
Ing. "Kven now, wc could not COlilO
together; there was some absurd crush
somewhere, and wo hud promised to go,
so I told nttllllu I wanted lo see you even
more than she did; so I packed her Off to
her afternoon and I came lo mine."
Her low tmluuule voice, her pretty
smile, the gen llo proi<suro of the little
hand, all wen Miss Dllvail's hearl at oaee.
She had niei Milliccnt two or three
times, but now she persuaded herself that
they have been good friends for many
years. What a lovely creature! I low
nice of her to come lo this dull oltl
bouse just to SCO a stupid old maid) Dear,
dear me, I hero were mil many who w ould
do I hut I
Meantime the "lovely creature'' Is
Inking her lea from Gerald Massarccne's
hands. Ten of an exquisite Davor ami
rich wllli country cream, sent up spec?
ially from (lit- heart of Hampshire for
Miss Duran's Wednesdays. Tea served 111
priceless old (,'i own Derby, before which
tho modern Initiations might hold tlown
"Sugar?" asks Gerald In a society
tone; and then, considerably lower, "my
"Hb?" says Miss Grey tu return to this
Impassioned address, with n startling
promptitude that is rather d/wplrlting.
In truth, having got here, no mutter
how, and so acknowledged to Massareene
Hud sho bus thought it worth her while
lo give up for iris sake one of the in or I
brilliant concerns of the season, she is a
little frightened, a little Impatient ami
yet a good deal glad.
"Milliccnt," says Gerald, dropping Into
the chair near her. "I lint you have come
at all is SO much more then I dared hope
for that I would now entreat yon lo lei
my joy continue by being kind to me for
the short hour wo may be together."
His lone is very sad, in spite" of I he Joy
ho mentions, old Miss Durnn, looking
kindly at the two young people who
have descended into her midst and east
such a cloud of sunshine upon the dull,1
stalely drawing room, reads as clearly as
though It were all in print before her
that this young man?the son of her dead
cousin?is breaking his heart for love of
tho pretty, slender girl staring so t;ol
emnly Into her ten cup, and that the
pretty girl is ivH altogether Indifferent
"Hlcss me! And I hear she I" to be
married to that nephew of Lucy Hrnnd's.
Well, to Judge by her face, I should soy
her bonrt Is not In it. Poor young things!
livldcntly they bare entered Into the bliss?
ful realms of love. Cupid's darts have
found n lodging In their lender brc::sts!"
Sometimes Miss Duron, in spite of tho
ringlets, indulged In flights of poetic
fancy. "How romantic! How full of
pathos! That dear boy!?why, I can see
him dwindling away before my eyes.
Quito a wreck he is becoming, though art
nnd his tailor may try to delude me.
Well, I must fico what t an be done. Ger?
ald, my denr, do you think Miss Grey
would llko to BOO that painting of your
grent-grnndfather that adorns the west
wall of tho library? It Is well worth a
visit, I nssnro yon, my dear Miss Grey.
Do let Gerald persuade you to look at it.
A masterpiece, I assure you. One of
Lcly's brightest effortsl"
"Come!'' says Gerald, tu n low entreat?
Milliccnt hesitates for n jnnmcnt, nnd
then, according to custom, fs lost.
She rises, gives her cup to him to lay
upon a table near, and with a bright
smile and glance directed to her hostess
follows him out of tho room.
Although his spirits hnvo risen almost
beyond his control, Mr. MaflsarecilA be?
haves himself wonderfully until the hall
is crossed nnd the library gnlnetl. Then,
I regret to say, ho considerably forgets
himself. Ho throws honor to the winds,
nnd taking Grault Hoylo's fiancee in his
arms, stro''.f> her to his heart.
"Darling .ir my lieurtl" whispers ho,
witli o sigh of pnsstonnto gladness.
At Miss Grey's conduct oh iblscccnslon
I urn ulsu liomu\ to express regret, in
stood of tlic Indignation she should li.iv?
shown, k1h> simply pushes hhn away
from licv with a very lenient lumd, und
laughs n little.
"Win! there ever such e bad hoy!" Bays
she, standing back (rum him with pntl.1
extended to keep him off. "Aro you to?
tally without grace}"
"t)n the contrary. I nm filled with lit
1 have gained?you."
"Mllllctiit, will you toll me now that 1
nm nothing to you?"
"Certainly not; you are always, as I
hope, my very good friend!"
"I am not. I am your lover, or noth?
"It [3 HCl r;ood for a woman lohavo
"C.i'l I'py'.e a lover! Pshaw!" says
Mr, .'hi. iiojrr,no \.ii!i line couitltipt.
"Comjiarc llllll With me, and where 11:0
"Why ' ere*" flays SllO, laughing. And
then all nt nu io lu.'r Ruvcty tonics lo
cud, ami her face clouds. "Atar!" crSw
She, "what Is to he the end of It all!"
"St. George's, llnunvcr square," re?
turns he, with niidlinlulshrd courago.
"Yes; with Crantl im brithnroom."
"With me, you mean. Sweetheart,
why rim you not break all these chains
that bind you, mid give yourself us ft e.r
Miss Grey has subsided Into luuri., mid
a big chair.
"If I only dare," nous hits from behind
At thin Rdnilsnloii Mr. Muusur
?cno's hope rises fort; fold.
"If you dared?whal then!" he ai.'tts,
kucelhig beside her und possessing h.ia
snlf of one dnlllly hand.
"I might? learn? \, hat hunpllicuu really
"Wllh m?, yon meant"
"Oh, Gerald!" whispers 1 he: r.nd then
It 1.1 all over, ami rho hi caught to l.lu
hreasl, and for n litllu whllo t!:o world In
forgotten by In (h.
' ?"TTcnV', I lie w .man, h!iii Is Iho flrnt to
awake 11 il l the happy ilrcr.u).
"Il In madness!" she s?ys lifting her
head mid gnxlngitl htm wllh tearful eyes.
"Not if jr, 11 will trust In mo. No! If
you inoAtrc of that you hoilt'Stly love
lite, VpCSk I.' l ie. Mllllcclltl \Vll> do
Jrtfulurn your head nwny? You do love
At this idle lets he"' Itaxo return to his
"1 wbh I hat! n?VC?J ?reu you," she
says wllh trembling lips.
"That Is a hi.rd i pef'h, my darling!"
"II In line, though. If I bud never
seen you, I might Vnvc been willing in
ronchttlo this comTSCt With Crunk. If I
had never '.wan ,Jon, I could litter
'.'Go on." ?
She hows her head upon tn?r Imnda and
bursts Into fresh lears,
Mr. Massnreeiie draws her head down
upon his shoulder.
"Doa'l cry like Ihtil, MlllleenI," ihivk
he. "II will all tome right In tho ci'tt
Something lelltl me no." Something I?'!h
him quite the rovorso: but he would not
Ik> the tr 110 lover he In If he could out
strain a point to plrsso IiIh beloved.
"What we have got to do now !s to thlak
what Is the tlrst, best slop to bo taken."
"Tho 1I111I, best slop will mean ruin."
There la it touch of Impatience In her
lone. Although she lores hhn. Ii I?
hard for lu r to give up I no glided loaves
and fishes of fashlonnblo life.
"It will not," rotor Is ho stoutly: "it
will men 11 emancipation?If you have the
pluck to go through with It."
"Oh! municipal Ion!" says shn disdain*
fully, I hough she In ghul of his resolute?
ness. "All you Irishmen urn mail about
freedom! One would think you ivere a
land leaguer the way you speak! I won
der .Nun arc not afrilltl to love one of lh?
"1 ai.i not afraid of anyIhing except
your strength of mind. You me mine
now. but will you bo mine no hour
"If I were a man," nays M'sh Grey re?
flectively, "I should not el.tose to fall in
love with 11 woman upon whom I could
place 11a dependence."
"If I were 11 woman," responds he
promptly, "I should know heller I bail In
marry one man when 1 loved another "
"Well, but yon uro not a woman,"
says she triumphantly.
"Neither nru yon a man," replies ho.
"Thai squares our accounts. ?weel
heart," regarding her very gravely,
"(ell no nt. leant that you will think
seriously of my proposal."
"I am always thinking of It," rclnrns
she, sighing. "OU! why are not you
"Tho gods forbid!" says he ploutdy.
"I am a heiter man as 1 stand, though no
doubt n poorer one. Well, however the
wintl blows, I am a happier fellow to day
I ban I ever cxpccotd to be. I-Jrflve heard
from your own lips that you luve me."
"Do not placo too much confidence In
"You will hot deny the truth cf J(,
"No. Il Is true. You are more to
me, Gerald, than any mau I ever hnvo
met?than any man I over shall meet,"
Her eyes grow large and dim with
tears. She holds out her hand In hhn.
"Strengthened by such an assurance. I
will believe In nothing less than victory."
replies he. in a clear, resonant voice, bin
fare bright wllh a hope that at Oils mo?
ment has grown Into 11 certainty.
Mlllleeut, watching him, feeds'herhearl
grow sad. "Will net the weight of clr
cuinstantes, of custom, prove Iis? strong
"I must go home," she rays, htnrtlng 0
"Good by then for the present, darl?
ing," whispers ho proudly. He draws her
to him and looks down anxiously lulo
her face. A question seems hovering.on'
I1L1 lips. At last he gives it words.
"Do?do you ever kiss him?" r.sks he In
a jerky, vehement way that speaks of
"Never!" returns she nlmost as vehe?
She Hushes crimson. Mnssoreenc's
arms tighten round her, ami nn expres?
sion of unspeakable relief allers his face.
"I cannot tell you how often l bine
thought of Hint, how It has preyed upon
mc," ho exclaims eagerly. "And ntter
nil, the lonnenl I ondurcd had no foutt:.
tlntlon." Ho looks tenderly down upon
her. "My love, you seem nioro mine
now than ever!" Then his tono changes,
and an accent of scorn unnilligatcd runs
through It. Evidently his thoughts are
Wandering to some ono absent. "Whnfc
sort of a fellow was he nl all?" says he,
with a cnrl of Ills Hps.
A faint smile breaks through (he snd
nc?i of Milllcent'a face.
"Would von have Jind him different
t.ln-n?" she asks, with a slight return of
her usual go yet y.
?'Different! Do yon know," says ho
presently, "that I don't think I dislike
liiui now half as mneh as I did five roln
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