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I THE LION'S WHELP I
f). A Story of Cromwell's Tlmo
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g BY AMELIA E. BARR.
' Author of "Tho Dow of Oranf nibbon." "I. Thou and the Othor On.."
) "Th Maid of Maiden Lane." Etc
J"J (Copyrlsht. 1901. by Dodd. Mead & Company. All rights reserved.)
CHAPTER IV. (Continued.)
I Novlllo hnd naked lo bo called early,
and before daybreak ho camo Into tho
parlor ready for his Journey. Somo
broiled beef, a manchet of whlto bread
and a black jar of spiced alo, stirred
with a rosemary branch, was waiting
for him; and Mrs. Swnffham and Jane
sat at his side whllo ho eat and
drank.
Soon Neville's horse camo clottor
Ing to tho door. Ho clasped Jano's
hand as It hung by her sldo, and they
walked thus to tho threshold. Snow
was falling; tho stops wero whlto
with It, and tho oast wind blow It
gently In their faces. Mrs. Swaffham
laughed and drew hor shawl over hor
head, and Novlllo laughed also, and
with a cheorful word, leaped to his
saddlo, his dark figure growing more
and more phantom-llko through tho
dim dawn and tho whlto veil of tho
snow. At tho gate ho wheeled his
.horse, and, saluting them, vanished
Into the gray obscurity, which made
All things as If they wero not.
"Ho did not say much of tho Crom
wells. I'll warrant they will forgot
;you In their rising state."
"Far away from It. Mary and Fran
ces sent mo many good words, and
they are very persuasive with mo to
-come to London and sharo tholr
;state."
"You cannot go Just yet, Jano. Your
lather is opposed to It, until Gen.
Cromwell returns there Then, if it
so please God wo shall all go at least
-for a soason."
Then tho mother and daughter sep
arated, and Jano wont to hor friend's
room. She was languidly brushing
out her long black hair, and Jano
tried to kiss a smllo into her molan
choly face. And as sho lifted hor
Tiead, sho had a momentary glance at
a beautiful miniature lying upon tho
dressing table. Tho face was that of
a youth with flowing locks and a fall
ing collar of laco. In that same mo
ment, Matilda moved her ribbons and
'kerchief in a hurried way, contriving
Jn so doing to cover the picture.
"Oh, Jane, Janel In truth, I am a
Cromwell Sat at the Table. ,i
wretched' girl, this morning. I have
"boon dreaming of calamities and my
.speech is too small for my heart.
"Very soon this lucky Cromwell fam
ily will coax you to London to seo all
their glory, and I shall bo left in do
' "Wick with no better company than a
-clock; for my father speaks to mo
about onco an hour, and tho Chaplain
not at all, unless to reprove mo."
, . "But you shall come to London
;nlBO."
. "Do you think so ill of mo as to bo-
liovo I would leave my father in tho
loneliness of do Wick?" And sho stood
up and kissed her friend, nnd in a
littlo whllo they wont downstairs to
gether, and Matilda had somo boiled
, milk and bread and a sllco of venison.
Then sho asked Mrs. Swnffham to lot
lior havo a conch to go homo in.
Mrs. Swnffham kissed hor for nn
swor, nnd thoy sent hor away with
such confidence of good-will nnd com
ing happiness that the girl almost be
lieved days might bo hers in tho fu
turo ns full of Joy as days In tho past
liad been.
After this viBlt it was cold winter
f weather, and Cluny Novlllo came no
more until tho palo windy spring was
I over tho land. And this visit was so
i short that Mrs. Swaffham, who had
gono to Ely, did not seo him at all.
For ho moroly restod whllo a fresh
hoVso was propared for him, eating a
littlo broad and moat almost from
Jano's hand as ho wnlted, Yet In that
half hour's stress and hurry, lovo over
looped, a spneo that had not boon takon
without it; for as ho stood with ono
hand on his saddle, ready to leap Into
It, Jano trembling nnd pale at his sldo,
ho saw unshed tears In her eyes and
felt tho unspoken lovo on hor lips, nnd
as ho clasped her hand his heart
sprang to his tongue, nnd ho said with
a passionate tenderness:
"Farewell, Jano! Darling Jano!"
then, afraid of his own tomorlty, ho
was away oro ho could seo tho wondor
and Joy called Into hor faco by tho
smeet familiar words.
When ho enmo again, it was harvest
tlmo; tho reapers wero in tho wheat
fields, and ns lie neared Swaffham ho
saw Jano standing among tho bound
sheavos, serving tho men and women
with meat and drink. Ho tied his
horso at tho gate and wont to her sldo,
and oh, how fair and sweot ho found,
hor! Never had sho looked, novor.
had any woman looked In his eyes so
enthralling. Tho charm of tho qulot
moon was over all; thero was no
nolso, indeed rather a pastoral melan
choly with a gontlo ripplo of talk
threading it about plowing nnd sowing
nnd rural affairs.
In a short tlmo tho men and women
scattered to their work, and Cluny,
turning his bright faco to Jano's, took
both her hands in his and said with
oagor delight:
"Dear Jano! Darling Jano! Oh,
how I lovo you!"
The words camo without Intent
But tho heart Is a ready scholar whon
love teaches, and as thoy slowly
passed through tho fields of yollow
fullness, finding their happy way
among tho standing sheaves, Jane
heard and understood that heavenly
tale which Cluny knew so well how to
tell her.
Not until thoy reached Swaffham did
they remember that they two wore not
tho whole round world. But words of
caro and wonder and eager Inquiry
about war, and rumor of war, Boon
broke tho heavenly trance of feeling
In which thoy had found an hour of
Paradise.
So tho blissful truce was over, and
Jano and Cluny wero part of tho
weary, warring, working world again.
Cluny know nothing which could allay
fear. Ho had Just como from London.
"And what of tho General's family?"
asked Mrs. Swaffham; "aro they not
afraid?"
"Thoy aro concerned and anxious,
but not fearful. Indeed, tho old Lady
Cromwell astonished mo boyond words.
Sho smiled at tho panic in tho city,
nnd said 'It is tho beginning of tri
umph. I havo seen, I havo heard.
Rest on my assurance, nnd until tri
umph comes, rotiro to Him who Is a
sure hiding place.' And tho light of
hor nged face was wonderful. It is
tho substance of tho thing wo hopo
for, tho ovidenco of what wo shall all
yet seo," ho cried in a tone of ex
altation. "And now givo mo a strong
fresh horso; I will rldo all night!"
Then ho turned to Jane. "Darling
Jano! My Jnnel'i and kissing her, ho
said boldly to Mrs. Swaffham, "I ask
your favor, madamo. Jano has this
hour promised to bo my wife."
"Jano has thon been very forward,"
answered Mrs. Swaffham with annoy
ance. "I nm grlovcd. And Jano's
father has not been spoken to, nnd ho
Is first of all. I can say nolthor yea
nor nay In tho mattor."
"But you will surely speak for us.
Givo mo a kind word, madamo, ero I
go." And sho could not resist tho
youth's beauty and sweot nature, nor
yet tho thought In hor heart that it
might perhaps bo his last request, Sho
drow down his faco to hors and kissed
and blessed him, saying, ns Saul said
to David, "Go, nnd tho Lord bo vith
theo."
i
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' - -Wf.
Thon ho leaped Into tuo saddle, and
tho horse caught his impatience- ami
shared his martial passion, and wu
n loud nolgh went flying over tho lanu.
Silently tho two women watched tno
dark figure grow moro and moro v
distinct In tho soft, mysterious moon
shine, until at length It wns a mero
shadow that blended with tho lns
tinctness of tho horizon.
"Thank you, dear mother," said Jano
softly, and tho mother answered,
"Whon Ncvlllo has done hla.dutyjho
will como fo- you. Ho can n B?T
boar to llvo without you than With
out his eyes. I seo that." jm
CHAPTER V. fj
Sheathed Swords. J
This long winter had been ono of
great oufforlng to Gen. Cromwell.
After making himself master ,of tho
wholo country south of Forth and
Clyde, ho had a sovoro illness, nnd
lay often at tho point of death. Ho
took tho flold In Juno, throwing tho
main part of his army into Fife, In
order to cut off tho enemy's .victual.
This movo forced tho hnnd of Chnrlc3
Stuart. His army was In mutiny for
want of provisions, tho North country
wns nlready drained, ho durst not risk
a battlo but tho road Into England
(was clear.
Cromwell himself had gono north
ward to Perth, and on tho second of
August ho took possession" of that
city, but whllo entered it was told
that Charles Stuart, with'1 'fourteen
thousand men, had suddonly left
Stirling nnd was marching towards
England. Charles had taken tho west
ern road by Carllslo, and It was
thought ho would make for London.
Ho wont nt a flying speed past York,
Nottingham, Coventry, until ho reached
tho borders of Shropshire. At Shrews
bury ho found tho gates shut against
him and his mon woro so disheartened
that tho king turned westward to
Worcester, a city reported to'fco loyal,
where ho was rocolvcd with every
show of honor and affection.
Meanwhllo Cromwoll was following
Charles with a stoady swiftness that
had something fateful In it. This was
to bo tho last battle of tho civil war,
and Cromwell knew it. Thore was In
his bouI, oven at Perth, the nssuranco
of victory, and as ho passes through
tho towns and villages (of England,
men would not bo restrained. They
throw down tho slcklo and tho spado
in tho field, tho hammcrjjn tho forgo,
tho piano at tho bench,, and catching
hold of tho stirrups of tie riders, ran
with them to tho halting place. So,
with his ton thousand troops aug
mented to thirty thousand, ho reached
Warwick, and making his headquar
ters at tho pretty vlllKe of Kcynton
noar by, ho gavo nfSj'timo to
draw breath and callYl a council of
war.
Cromwoll sat at tho upper end of a
long tabic A rough imp of tho coun
try around Worcester lty before him,
and Harrison, Lambert, Israel Swaff
ham and Lord Evcshnm wore his com
panions. Thoro wero two tallow can
dles on tho tablo, aid their light
shone on tho faco of Cromwoll. At
that moment It was lull of melan
choly, but he saw In air Instant tho
entrance of Novlllo, and with an al
most Imperceptible movement com
manded his approach.
Novlllo laid tho letters of which ho
wns tho bearer before Cromwell, and
his largo hand Immediately covered
them. "Is all well?" ho asked and
reading tho answer In tho youth's
face, added, "I thank God! What then
of tho city?"
"Its panic Is beyond describing," an
Bwored Novlllo. "Parliament Is bosldo
itself. But London Is manifestly with
tho Commonwealth, and every man in
it Is looking to you and to tho army
for protection. Somo, lndjod, I mot
who had lost heart, and who thought
It better that Charles Stuart should
como back than that England should
become a graveyard fighting him."
"Such men aro suckled slaves," said
Lambert. "I would hang them with
out word or warrant for It."
"Yea," said Cromwoll, "for Freedom
Ib dead in them. From hero thoro aro
two courses open to us, a right ono
nnd a wrong one. What say you,
Lambert?"
"I say it wero well toturn our noses
to London, nnd to let tho roguoB know
wo nro coming."
"What Is your thought, Harrison?"
"Worcester Is well defended," ho an
swered musingly. "It has Wales be
hind It. Wo cannot, fight Charlos
Stuart till wo compass tho city, and to
do that wo must bo on both sides of
tho river."
"Fight him," said Lord Evesham,
"better now than later."
"Fight him! That, l toll you, Is my
mind also," said Cromwoll Btrking tho
tablo with his clinched hand. "Somo
may Judgo otherwise, but I think whllo
wo hold Chnrles Stuart safe, London
Is safo also. God has chosen this
battloflold for ub, as Ho chose Dunbar.
But thoro must bo no Blacknoss. Tho
work is to bo thorough, nnd not to
do over ngain. The nation wishes It
so, I know it. Tho plain truth is
wo will march straight on Worcostor;
wo will cut off Charles Stuart from
all hopo of London; wo will fight him
from both sldos of tho river, and
bring this matter of tho Stuarts to an
ond." itf'
(To bo continued.) , i. '
I
I W Mr. Thlnknlot has
W " been In consider-
ablo montnl agony
all fall, says tho
Now York Times. Ho has boon n life
long Democrat, but this year ho felt
that In tho local election ho could
not conscientiously voto tho Tammnny
ticket, neither could ho seo his way
opon to voto the Fusion ticket. Nor
could ho conscientiously remain away
from tho polls entirely, for It Is ono
of tho primnry articles of his faith
thnt n good citizen Is In duty bound
to voto nt any exponso of time and
trouble.
Mr. Thlnkalot's friends could havo
endured his pitlnblo condition of doubt
and uncertainty with ndmlrnblo equan
imity If It hnd not been for ills rabid
doslro for light. Ho Insisted upon dis
cussing his voto at all times and in all
places, with tho usual sequence of
calm consideration, vohement argu
ment, and furious recrlmlnntlon. Ho
becamo a monaco to tho porpotulty
of his club, ho did dissolve his firm,
nnd ho threatened to disrupt his
church.
"Hero comos Thlnknlot nnd his
voto," lot nny ono observe In any as
semblage and forthwith a panicky
stampedo ensued. Even bill collectors
could bo chasod away by such a
throat.
As election day drow noaror Mr.
Thlnkalot's anxloty becamo moro
ncuto. Tho over presont, Insistent, un
answerable question, "How shall I
voto?" moro and moro urgently de
manded a decision, until ho was on
tho vorgo of norvoiiB prostration, with
a tendency to brain fovcr, and his
wifn took tho chitdron nnd went on JH
visit to her mother's. Ho was Insuf- HH
f ei able. MMI
Election day dawned with Mr. Think- 91
nlot still whirling holplussly in tho 9B
maelstrom uf Indecision. His day tl
passed in an Illogical nlghtmaro of H
Irresolution. Lato as possible ho re- H
luctantly took his wny to tho polling H
plnco. Ho wns want and weary, hag- H
gnrd nnd unkempt. H
Ho gavo his name, nnd stood woo- H
fully drooping, assailed by a brand H
now batch of doubts nnd fears, whllo H
tho ofilclal turned to tho T's. That H
gentleman looked up suspiciously after H
n mluuto's search, nnd snld gruflly: H
"No such name here. You're not rcg- H
"Eh?" exclaimed Mr. Thlnknlot com- HH
batlvcly.
"You're not registered. You ccn't jH
vote," replied tho ofilclal. M
Mr. Thlnknlot first scowled aggres- M
alvcly and then after a momcnt'B hcsl- H
tatlon a burst of hcavonly boatltudo M
overspread his faco. M
"You won't lot mo voto?" ho askod, 'n
his voice trembling with nnxlety. B
"Nop," replied tho ofllclnl, positive- H
iy. H
"Whoopee! Hurrah! Rah, rah, H
rah!" yolled Mr. Thlnknlot, wildly H
throwing up his lint and kicking It as M
it camo down. "I don't havo to do M
cido. I can't voto. Couldn't If I want- M
od to. Wow! Hurray! Everybody M
romo and dlno with mo!" M
Then ho danced off gaily down tho M
street, whllo tho election ofllcers spoc- M
ulatcd as to what ailed him, until ono M
said softly, "Who says tho saloons aro M
closed on election dny?" M
Nuts and Fruits Nourishing. I
Tho experiments that wero carried
on last winter by Dr. Harvey W. Wlloy
for the purpose of discovering whether
or not tho so-called preservatives used
on food products In this country nre
harmful aro not tho only experiments
that havo beon carried on nlong die
tarlan lines in this country in tho last
two or three years. Prof. M. E. Jaffa,
assistant professor of agriculture at
the University of California, carried on
a series bt oxperlmonts among frultar
Iiuib, povfionB who llvo solely on fruit
and nuts and fruit or nut products.
Theso experiments were successful,
nnd Information of great valuo was
obtained through thorn. Tho Depart
ment of Agriculture has Just Jublished
a pamphlet containing somo of tho
data collected by Prof. Jaffa and edit
ed by him. Ho says:
"An Investigation of tho nutrltlvo
valuo of fruits, Instituted by tho offlco
of experiment stations, was under
taken at tho University of California
in 1900-01, and dietaries of flvo fruitar
ians two women nnd three children
woro studied. At tho samo tlmo with
ono of tho children n girl a diges
tion experiment was mado In which
fruit nnd nuts constituted tho entire
diet. A study of tho income and outgo
of nltrogon and tho estimation of tho
so-called metabolic nitrogen in tho
feces woro Included In the digestion M
oxpcrlmont. Tho results showed In M
every caso that though tho diet had a M
low protein and oncrgy valuo, tho sub- M
jeets woro apparently In oxcellent M
health and had boon bo during tho M
flvo to eight years thoy had been llv- M
lng in this manner. M
"Continuing tho investigations on H
the nutrltlvo valuo of fruits and nuts, H
it was docmod advisable to extend tho M
work to Include, in nddition to the. M
women nnd children previously stud- M
lad, subjects whose lives and habits M
differed considerably from thoso of M
tho earlier investigation. According- .H
ly four men woro selected, two bolng H
past tho middle ago and two young M
men university students. Tho oldorly M
men had been moro or less strict vog- H
ctarlans and fruitarians for yoars. Ono M
of tho young mon had beon oxporl- M
mcntlng with tho fruitarian diet for M
soveral years, whllo tho othor was H
nccustomod to tho ordinary mlxod H
"As shown by their composition and H
digestibility, both fruit and nuts can H
bo favornbly compared with other and M
moro common foods. As sources of M
carbohydrates, fruits at ordinary H
prices nro not oxponslvo, nnd as M
sources of protein nnd fat nuts at H
usual prices aro reasonable." H
Grandmothers of Long Ago. I
Aro tho women of to-day as healthy
as wero tho grandmothers of day-beforo-yesterday?
This seoms to havo
beon tho main topic for discussion at
tho recent convention of the Now York
Stato Assembly of Mothers hold In
Syracuso and tho opinions sot forth In
a war argument thereon woro llko
unto Joseph's coat for variety of color.
On tho theory that novels reflect cur
rent conditions of life pretty accurate
ly, ono speaker contended that they
were ovon stronger and healthier. Sho
said that Instead of tho splendid
healthy woman becoming oxtlnct sho
had boon evolved. That In tho old
novels tho heroines, to bo Interesting,
had to bo palo and wonk, that thoy
had to faint nt tho slightest provoca
tions nnd could hardly boar to carry
around tho weight of tholr gowns;
and that thoy daro not vonturo Into
strong sunlight unloss protoctod by
veils and sunshades.
Thaddeus of Warsaw, Just think of
It! Tho idea of comparing our sturdy
grandmothers with tho namby-pamby
weak-kneed "dollies" who wont about
Soda Sobs.
A tear from tho eyo of a whlto per
son Is composed of water, salt, soda,
phosphato of soda and mucus. From
tho oyo of nn African tho olomonts
composing tho tear aro found to bo
tho samo as in that of a whlto, with
tho single exception of tho phosphato
of soda, and with tho addition of a
slight traco of ammonia. The Eski
mos and tho Finns seldom shod tears,
but whon thoy do chemists say thoy
aro exceedingly salty.
i.
with streaming countenances whllo H
tholr swash-buckling lovers wadod H
through human goro to carry them H
kerchiefs miserable creations of H
truckling imaginations I Truo, our H
grandmothors did not dawdle around H
on tho golf links, but thoy managod to H
do tho spinning wheel and loom act. H
Tholr Indian clubs woro not of wood, H
but of tho real flosh and blood varloty, H
awkward to handlo. What weaklings H
from lack of exorcise? Is It, thon, bet- H
tor oxorclso to do fancy work or mako H
bead chains, than to raise families of H
sixteen to twenty children? Aro tho H
women of to-day stronger becauso H
many of thorn can smoko and drink H
and lovo (?) many mon and vlow lm- H
morality without a blush? Well, well. H
What a mistaken notion poor slmplo H
man has been laboring under all theso H
years, to bo sure. Now that ho has H
been set aright, it Is to bo hoped that H
ho will hasten to correct his orrono- H
oiis views, though It will doubtless H
provo rather rough for somo to think H
of grandma In tho light of a weakling H
ovon If n woman's club has said so. H
Utlca Globo. M
It Is interesting to know that tho H
chemical olomonts In the Caucasian H
tear arrange thomsolvos, Into particles H
that look llko fish bonos under a rale- H
roscopo, those from a negro's tear H
form a rude cross, whllo tho samo H
process of evaporation leaves tho H
chomlcals In an Eskimo's tear la tho H
shnpo of a bow. H
No Bclf-rospectlng mnn cures to jH
mako lovo to a girl who makes lovo to H
a pet dog. H

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