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fear sad WWI" u esmen
t.e ea UUsen,EDAT. m *aso u tall.
x- 1 bal.dreaming, the sleeper slowly
her eyesa; and, the momeot she had
who had awakened her, shoe pran
be fraher'sb arms with a bound and,iJang
mead his seek, overwhelmed him wise
ad kisase. -
" gently disengaged himself from bhl
:mteer'e embhrae, as he remarked, in a tone
iUt mm altogether unusenseary, Lenora, to
tire what sew beauotieaou have discovered
edlee Lucite.' Yeo have not hbad time,
It it fo grabted, to begin tbse comparison
bdwe thise m aterpece o oor native tongue
" M ilton's ' Paradise Least' "
*.Abl father," mnrmuebd Lenors, "my mind
In ladeed strangely troubled. I do not know
is the matter with me; I oannot even
;ied with attention."
a'eme, Lenors, ay bcild, don't be sad. Sit
dews: I have something of importsooe to tell
was Tea do not know why I went to town
ay. do yout It la because we are to have
o-mpny to dinner to-morrow I"
lte s tod at her father with an earnest
' d lsst-onin` look.
'. I " ls Monsieur Deneoker," continued he,
W e wealth merebant., you know, who sits
.i me at sheroh aend lives at the shatdea of
Ohb, yes; I remember him, father; be alwaa
,psae to me so kindly, and never fails to hel
S from the oarrlage when we go to churobh"
~ "Ba your ese ask I see, Lenora, whether he
Is seming close. Aotlher peton will accompany
him, my girl '
"Ontaewl" eolaimed the maiden, involan.
teily and blushing.
"aotlI yl Geatave will be bohere," replied
Moaloear D Vilerbeck. "Don't tremble on
that asoount, Lepora; and don't become
ilgitened because your innocent heart may
Sda iteslf opening to the dawn of new sensa
tlo0s. Between us, my child, there can be no
seoret that my love will not discover."
His daughter's eyes looked inquiringly into
his own, as if asking an explanation of the
enigma. But all of a sudden, as if a ray had
darted onexpeotedly into her soul, she threw
her arms around the old man's neck and hid
her face in his bosom.
"Oh, father I beloved father I" murmured shbe,
"yosr kindnes is unbounded I"
Pr some moments the old gentleman did not
let aside the afeotionateoaresses of his child;
VEt by degrees bis expression became gloomy;
sr started into his eyes, and he said, In
S Lsnora, whatever may happen to as in life,
sLe wilt always love bthy father thus, wilt
h Lus not t"
" Atwaye, father, always !"
-"' Lenora, my child," continued he, with a
sigh, "thy tender aoetion is my only reoom
"emas sad happiness here below : nver deprive
Sseaoul of Its consolation I"
The sad tone in which these words were ut
tane teaUhed the maiden's heart so deeply that
the took her father's hands, without eaytng a
abnl ad wept in silence with her had i
Fer a long time they remained thus motion.
1iee, absorbed by a feeling whteh was neither
Joy na sorrow, but seemed to sequire its power
ad astery by the mingling of thaese opposite
Meostear Do Vllerbeck's expresslon was the
set to obange. His features became severe as
-be-bet his head downward reproachfully. In
Smth, the strange words that started the rears
late his daughter's eyes had excitdd the refiec
ien in his own mind that anotler person was,
:eoh , about to abare his Lenora's love and
probably to separate him from her forever. He
was ready for every saorifice, were it even
Inlitely greater, provided it contributed to
the happiness of his child; yet thevery ideaof
p artion caused his heart to bleed at every
Spere' By degrees beatided this selfish anxiety,
ad, striving to control himself, ralsed hre
dagbtor wten a kiss.
" Oe , Lenora' said be, "be gay again!
ea'tit a happy thing that our hearts can some
times get into the shade after they have been
te aoseh ln the sunshine Let as go into the
heese. We have many arrangemente to make
to eoter to 'oirev our guests becomingly."
Leaes obeyed her father in silence, and fol
eted lea Slowly, whilee he tn still dropped
ham her beautifal eyes.
sme boursa terward Monsieur De Vllerbeok
aht have been seen eated in the principal
f Orinaelbof, bear a little lamp, with
his elbeow on the table. The apartment was
dark and dreary, for the feeble reshlight illa.
alm1aed beta single spot and oet the distant
sad lofty eelling into vaga obsouritl. The
dliehalg name threw long and sombre shadows
ver the wall, while a Ilne of old portraits
la the panels seemed to fix their stern and im
mvable ayre on the table. Amid the gloom
mething eme oat with distinotnaess but the
ela Sad noble ftaeof the poor old gentleman,
whosat thereabaorbed in his reflections, fixed
a a statne.
At length, rising from his chair and can.
tiMely walking on tiptoe to the end of the
sesm, be stopped and listened at the closed
deoer. "She sspe. said he in a low voice;
aad, raiing his eyes to heaven, added with a
" may God protect her rest " Then, re
tnrnig to the table, he took the lamp, and,
ulet largel safe wbich was imbedded in
a wll, be went down on his knees and drew
Iath some napkins and a table cloth, which he
afolidd areftally to see whether they were
Sera or stained. As he refolded the articles
ee after thb other, a smile betokened that be
was pleed with his examinatlon. Rising
rom this task, e went bank tote table, from
the drawer of hbiuh be took a piece of book.
ski and whiting. Mashing the latter with a
alib-handle, he began to rob and polish sev
oral silver forks and spoons which were in a
lasket. The salteellare and other small art-i
i oes tblesrvioe, wblch were mostly of the
SeaL aetal, were all subjected to a similar
and wsoo glittered brightly in the
, JSO jplight.
While he wa engaged in this stranges work,
heeal of the poor old man was bousy with a
-4hoeusa oooflictng thougRhte and recollo
- "Iee. He wa ythtss ly muttering to him.
i, 8 dL many atear escaped fromu hi lids as
*sm ovr the peat and repeanted the
names of the loved and loast
"Poor brother!" cjaeolnted he; "bot one
an alone in the world knows what I have
ge for thee, and yet that m acmsonees me of
Sntath and ingratitde I And thoen, poor
hethr, art weandering in tbe ity solitudes of
.neLri",a prety perhaps to sickness and suffer
SwhUi for mnthe no klndly look is hoed
Sam st wilderanes whore then earont
twages ! Bon of a noble MreI
the t besome a siave t the strangw, and
tell to amas the fortenes whlob
mym se tlsm has res e enttr-Unatonb l
M ty seal, teal this aepiratiam of
,"ne eve s an where thoen art enut
i adm e s of my love
Lwas aberbed for some
tmin p medat~om; beat after awhtil
bi i med evor, nd he beeek him
at to work. *He l ed all tahe liver
wnmrfsd ae sta Wesb h eU n r
s he ·at;
, e is a eleve wnes, and knows wlh shbe is
As he ttered the lest words be replaesd the
siver in the basket sad looked it to the safe;
after whioh he took the lamp, aud, leaving tb
salooq on tiptoe, descedede tbrough a little
door Itoo a large vltd ellr. Here he
hunted about for a considerable time amid
stacks of empty bottles, sad at last esueesded
s lading w be was in earch of; but his
Sbecaume extremely pale as he drew three
Sbattles from the soud.
' Good beavah I only fd.re botk t" exclaimed
I be; "three bottles of ctub1wine and Mooelear
Deneoker is smoh a connoiseser of vintages I
What sball I do if they ask for more wbsn
bees three bottles are empty 1 I have l I I do
Snot drink, and Lenora drinks very little; to
there will be two bottles for Monsieur Dnesoker
and ese for his nephew I But, even at the
worst, what is the nuse of anxiety Let lnck
With this De Vliirbeok went into the our.
nere of the sellar, where be gathered from the
walls a quantity of oobwesb whihob he wound
artistically around the bottles and covered
wirth dust sad end.
Oa rehiobg the saloon be went to work with
past and paper to mood some rents in the
apestry on the wall; and then, after passing
nearly half an hour in brushing his elothes and
disguising their threadbare spots with water
aod ink, he esme bask to to he table and made
preparations for a task which was rUll more
singular than anybe he had hitherto engaged in.
Taking from the drawer a silk thread, an awl,
and a bit of wax, he put his boot on his knees
and began to mend the rents in the leather
with the skill of a oobblerl It will readily be
supposed that this odd occupation stirred a
variety of emotions in the heart of the poor
gentleman; violent twitches and spasms
passed over his face; his cheeks bcoame red,
then deadly pale; till at last, yielding to pas
stonaere impulse, be out the silk, threw it on
the table, and, with his hands stretobhed to
ward the portraits, crled out, with struggling
"Yes behold me,-behold me,-ye whose
noble blood ruos in my veins! You, brave cap
tain, who, fighting at the side of Egmont, at
fit. Qaentic, gave your life for your country,
you, statesman and ambassador, who, after
the battle of Paria, rendered snbch eminent
services to the Emperor Charles,-yon, bene.
factor of yourrace, who endowed so many hose
pitals and chbrobes.-yon, proud bishop, who,
as priest and sobolar, defended so bravely your
faith and your God,-behold me, all of you, not
only from that senseless canvas, but from the
bqeom of God where you are at rest ! He whom
you have seen at the wretched task of minding
his boots, and who devotes his life to the con.
cealment of his poverty,- he is your descend.
ant, your son ! If the gaze of his fellow-men
tortures him, before you at least he is not 1
ashamed of debasing toill 0 glorious anoestry I i
you have fought the foes of your native land 4
with sword and pen; but I,-I have to contend
with numerited shabsmesaud mockery, withoot a
bope of ultimate triumph or glory; my weary
soul sinks under its burden, and the world has
notbing in store for me but scorn and con
tempt ! And, yet, have I ever stained your no
ble. esutcheon t All that I have done is gen- o
erous and honest in the sight of God:-nay,
the very fountain-bead of my wo is love and
compassion I Yes, yes -fix your glittering eyes
on me; contemplate me in the abyss of poverty 1
where I have fallen! From the bottom of that
pit I lift my brow boldly toward you, sad your
silent glance does not force me to grovel in the
earth with shame! Here, in the presence of e
your noble images, I am alone with my soul, I
with my consoience; here, no mortifation 1
oan touch the beiog who, as gentleman, Christ 4
tan, brother, and father, has saerifioed himself
to duty !"
His voice ceased; and for a few momente be
stood still in the midnight silence, looking at j
the antique portraits as the last echoes died
away in the lofty apartment, with hie arms I
stretched toward the pictures as it invoking
the beings they represented.
"Poor, senseless creature," continued he, t
after a while, clasping his hands and lifting
them anew to heaven, " thy soul seeks deliv
erarce in dreams! Yes; it is, perhaps, a dream,
an illusion I Yet. thanks, thanks to the Al- i
mighty that allows even a dream to fortify me
with courage and endurance! Enough: reality
once more stares me in theface; and yet I defy r
the mocking spectre which points to rain and
"And then to morrow,-to morrow I" con
tinued he; "wilt than not tremble beneath the I
glanoe of those who seek the secretof thy lifet I
Yes; study well thy part; have ready thy
mask; go on bravely with tby cowardly farce I
And now begone; thy nightly task is done;- i
beg, beg from sleep the oblivion of what thou I
art and of thy threatening future! Sleep ! I
tremble at the very thought of it ! Fatuer in
heaven, have meroy on us 'I
At daybreok next morning everybody was i
busy at Orinselhof. John's wife and her serv
Ing-maid soooured the corridor and stairoase;
the farmer eleaned his stable; his son weeded I
the grass from the garden-walks. Very early
in the day Lenora set matters in order in the
dining-room and arranged with artistic taste
all the pretty things she could find on the t
mantle-pioee and tables. There was a degree
of life and sotivity about Grinselhof that had
not beet seen in that solitude for many a year, I
and everybody went to work with alaority, as
if anxious to dispel the gloom that hung so 1
loogover tbhe lonely dwelling. In the midstof g
the industrious crowd Monsieur De Viierbeok
might be seen moving about with words of en
couragement and expressions of satisfaction; n
nor did he manifest the slightest symptom of
the aonxiety that was secretly gnawing hisr
heart A pleasant smile flattered his humble I
dependants, as he gave them to understand I
that their labors would be greatly honored by I
the approval of his expected guests.
The farmer and bhis spouse had never seen
De Vlierbeok as pleasant and so gay; and, as
they asioerely loved their master, they were as
muobh delighted by hisjoy as if they had been
preparing for a village fair in which they were
to take,part. They never dreamed of pay for
their generous toil, but derived their most
grateful recompense from the pleasure they
imparted to the hermitand hie obld.
a son as the principel preparationse were
completed, De Vilerbeck colled his daughter
oand gave the ccessary instrouctions for the
dinner. Lenors was to coonfine herself to
drilling the farmer's wife in serving the dishesb
with wlt.ih she was not familiar. The old
cooking apparatus was lighted; wood kindled
cndorackled in the chimaey ; coeals glistened
in the grate;- nd, high above the roof-tree,
clouds of smoke betokened the good cheer that
was to adorn tbe tables. Bekets of game
were opened; stuffed ponltry, savory pasties,
aud ohoice viands were brought forth; dishes
of greenm peas, beans, and ether vegetables ap.
pared; eand the women were speedily in a
turmoil of stringing, shelling, outting, wash
lug, and stewing.
Leaeora herelf did not shun hsr part in these
humble dtLes, and amusd her ompanions by
the plessat heat with Whlsh she whiled wyI
the hoos. The rustles, who had rarely en.
jeyed n opportunity of seeug her so elosely
or of enjoying a familiar oeuversatien with the
beaty, were of oenreedelightsd with her ga
cad stable mannes; uor ooeld they avoi,
expressg their plesure when a few notes of
apealar song happeaed drop trom IneMras
e ervnt maid iututy rue. cad wh
end IeeE seugh Osh heard by Leuorc:
"Oh prcy, do be endemeiseins to sltr a
Des as ir d Uhrait wiee se beautiful
tahat st , abb like a h b
ib m*b*am welca thea
eightlngalee; and I emsbas teoe Oh my
poor mother-alal e ake se eg ago i0 heaves
-sed tseoing me elep wih tha blessed
song Pry, g oe s, i am emoninlla"
" It's verylll. saled Lers, milig.
9'Bes ifyea on ideiaL ver or two;e t a
holiday with as, 7ol ow, edeeleeo l"
" Well, returneod masin ly, "If it
will make yeo happy wily should refensl
Lst : e:
e ld-ta dep mmd rapid ehee
A lemely e mea ta e s .
wtis elohes he aeowy jsom heaved,
Lad tears tedoewd ue gmd I
A mtle walked amIng the beak
A indwa r bitter gief i
n, eher tem overowed his heart,
It meled the meldI I
' Sps, maidel, speak I' the wanderer cried I
" y, sir, aa orpeuh ehld,p r I,
Yt, g od Idbse eau pv 1
*A h!sLot then net yen rey mound
SThere slps in s steer e,
ehel. y rck, sabov he he food
There f tak fther down I
" The whirling teeret bere him on,
H. etruggled If e`s vaen -
My brener ilaped to help hil slre;
And beth leaget.r anl I
And noerw Iay our lent hbut,
w here desolealo dwells.
To mohrn upon this dreary bank,
And watch ta wave and grave l'
'No longer grieve.' tbhe stranger sld,
'Tay heart shall aose no more
h father sad a brotlher t
To thee, poor lonely girl. 1 be r I'
He took her hand he led her off;
In gprmonoen rnl he tid the maid;
Before the seer promlsed love.
And bleesed heo r lfe l happy h be I"
As Lenora wa about beginning the lasint
norer of her song De Vlierbeok appesred on
the sill of the kitchen door, and the peasont
ontenuly rohe in alarm at the freedom with
whclh they were esittng in the presence of
their young mistress, lietoeing to her ongre;
but the poor gentleman at once underestood the
masning of her action, and with a gesture of
approval eignlsed them to be quiet. A the
lant words died on his ear,--"'m glad to see
you amusing yonrelveas"' said he; "but, now
that the song is ended, I want your servicee in
another quarter, my good woman."
Followed by Bees, the farmer's wife, he ae
toendd to the dining-room, where the table
oloth was already laid and everything in order
or the reception of the dishes. Betsy's son
was already there in livery, with a napkin
over his arm; and Deo Vlierhek immediatery
began to aueign them their several tasks du
riog the service of dinner, and to repeat and
drill them in their tasks till he was perfectly
atriesfed with their performance.a
The bour for dinner war at length near at
hand. Everything was ready in the kitchen,
nd all were at their porte. Lenora, in fall
dree and with a palitaruing heart, lingered in
her chamber; while her father, with a book
whbih he appeared to be reading, sat beneath
bhe oeaalpa In the garden.
It was about two o'clock when a splendid
quipage, drawn by a pair of superb Englih
ornsee, entered the demesne of Grinselhof and
drew up In front of the portal. De Vilerbeck
wescomed his gue.to courteously, and Monsieur
Deneoker gave order to the coachman to re
urn precisely at five o'lock, as mattoer of
Importance required his presence in Antwerp
Denecker was a large. stout poermon, dresed
rather extravagantly, but in a style of studied
sarelosnems which he evidently regarded am
tyleish The expression of his face, it must
be owned, wis rather vulgar, and exhibited a
eompoend of cunning and good nature temper
ed by indifforenoe But Gustave, his nephew,
belonged to an entirely different lase of per
sone. His tall figure was graceful and easy,
his couontenoance frank and manly, and his
whole demeanor denoted refined manners and
high cultivation. Blue eyes and blonde hair
Imparted a poetic air to his head; but on en
srgetio glance and lofty brow took from it
ivery expression of sentimental weaknese.
No sooner had Do Vlierbeak presented his
nueeta to Lenora. in the saloon, than Donekner
broke forth in exclamations of undieguised ad
"How charming, bow beautiful she tel and
ret so hidden to this rinselhof of yours, Mon
tear do Viierbectk Whata shame, sir what
In the mean time Guetave and Lenora had
soved off to a short dietanoe from the old gen
tlemen, and were busy in a chat of their own,
inaudtb!e to the reet but evidently interesting
to themselves, for they were observed not only
to blush but tremble. Deneeker, in fact, conuld
ot help obeordiog he young people's emotion;
nd, as De Vlierbeok passed down the saloon
with biom, remarred that the young beauty
was evidently turning his nephew's head. "He
terlksof her contaultI" uaid hes, "and I don't
know what may come of it: but I giveyou fair
warning, Monsieur De Viierbeck, if you are
nwilling to see something more than oompli
plimente between these ehildren you had bet
ter take time by the forelock. It will soon be
too late to reason with them: for my nephew,
ith all his calm gentlenes, in not the man to
retreat before diefislltis."
Do Vlierbeak was secretly delighted by the
mnrehart'e coouneis, but was too wie to die
" You are joking, Monlieur Dlenoker," aid
re: 'I can't think there is a particle of danger.
hey are both young, and there i nothing sur
prislug in mutual attraction under noh eor
ornmtaenes. Theha can hardly be anything
erione in their olneeroonre. But, come." ad
led he, aloud: "I pereeive that dinner te
smrved; and so let s adjourn to the tablel"
3astera led in the blneushing girl and the l
lore followed admiringly in their roar, while
the merchant ehook his finger eoquettiehly at
tie gallant nephew. De Vlierbhe placed
Monienur Deneekor opposite him at the table,
tud made Giitave the oie- sit of Lnora.
Bees brought in the dieshe, while her son
waited on the guste. The viands were pro
pared with considerable skill, and Deneober
took frequent ooeasion to express his etiefac
tion with their eoqisio dtvor. In truth, he
as rather esrprised at thse mptuonusoes of
the repat ; for e had been prepared to expeot
lenten faore in a bosehold which wn renorn
ed throughout the neighborhood frlteaneture
In a hort timle the oonvereatioa became
general; and Lunora astoniehed Monsieur
w)noeker by the e extt of her Infolntolion and
he adcmirable style in which sthe expresed
lierelf and did the hooore of the toble. DBut,
notwithbtanding her eame and freedom while
ronvereing rith the uncle, an obeerver could
not help deteuting that ehe wa ehy, if not
hbeoltoely embaeruaed, when obliged to rea
ld to some coasual reomark of the nephew.
Nor was Gustae more at gn than the mriden.
o fat, they weres both happy at hearent becaer
fete had thrown them togethoer; but they
would have been quIte willing to enJoy that
delioloun silenee whtioh in love Is often more
In the m eanwhile Do Vlrek rattled away,
ith the of a man of the world, on all
subjeete that might intenet hbi guesto: yet he
ioetensd, with equal good anns to Denoek
os'e uonvoration, and now and then adroitly
thrw In oech hints am allowed him to epeak
learnedly upon oommerelal matters. The
merchant was grtifed by his deferential
iviliity, and wee drawn towrd hieenterteiner
by a s·trog bond then that of mer eocial
lqd.ed, all wont oe wl.mmlnzlly, ad all
wre plsned wih themsews. Deilterbock
w-das epemlly gntided to fid that lee and
er hey perfred their tiske eO weLd that
thoe m ad plates wee mqoiekly washed
aed lrelght heml tIha It we Impolsbl o no
Me- th of theira e . On
tbhegah nmsyhIn . mawn
with mose gitlly thas war gr ble to bhi
mppny. Beide this, Gustave, who was pro
Ibly aitese fore some exeem to have a word
with Ieneuar-apes any pex ee stantly
saked permiselon toAll her lseit so that, v
soon after the eep and meet bhad been
ded I4 the rmt btle WS eatiely emp
Civility required that it should be Imme
diael replaeed; atnd, aDe Vilerbeck oh
asrved tht thbe adoeo MOsOen: Deneeker talk
ed the more he drank, he thought he might
try whether lese oodversation woold not mod
erae the merchbant's thirst. But, elasm be was
disappointed ; for at that moment Deneoker
introduced the topio of wine, and, landing the
generons juice of the grpe, expressed surprise
ast the extraordinary sobriety of hi host. With
this he redoubled hie attack on the bottle, and
was in some degree, though less vigorousely,
seconded by Gustave. De Vlierbeok 'e agon
beoame more and more intense as he saw the
rosy luid sink mnd sink in the seceond bottle,
until at length the last drop was drained into
the merehant's glass.
"Yes,0 said Deneckor, "your wine is both
old and good; but I have always found, in
taesting liquors, that if we don't change otbem
we lose their flavor. I take it for granted that
you have a first-rate cellar, if I may jedge by
your Arst samplee; so I propose that we now
try a bottle of your Chateawmargeso, and, if we
have time, we can finish with a bottle of
hoeha~kse. I never drink ohampagn : It is a
bad liquoor for wine-drinkers."
As the last words fell from Denecker, poor
De Vllerbeck grew deadly pale, as his frighten
ed spirit went rummaging through the oreeks
and crannies of his brain for some inspiration
or expedient which might extricate him from
his deep perplexity.
SChateas margarx 1" inquired he, with a
calm smile. "Certainly, sir, if you wish it."
And then, turning to the lackey,--'Jobo,"said
he. "bring a bottle of Chateau-margau : you
will find it in the third cellar on the left hand
Bat the rustic stared at his master with
gaping mouth, as if he had been addressed in
one of the dead languages. Seeing the predi
cament, and mastering it rapidly :
" Excuse me," said Vlierbeck, rising ; "he
would not find it,. I fear. I will be back in a
Bushing into the kitchen, he seized the third
and lest bottle and descended to the cellar,
where he stopped to draw breath and compose
" Chateau mtargauz! Aoaeimer ! champagne !"
exolatmed poor Do Vlierbeck, "and not an
other drop of wine in my house but what is in
this last bottle of claret! What shall I.dot
what eas I do 1" continued he, as he held she
oobwebbed bottle in one hand and stroked his
chin with the other. "But no matter: there's
no time for reflection; thedie is east, and may
God help me in my need l
He ascended the stair, entered the dining
room with the oorkasrew in the last cork, and
found that during his absenoe Lenora had or
dered fresh glasses on the table.
"This wine," said De Vlierbeck, holding the
bottle knowingly to the light, "is at least
twenty years old, Monsieur Denoeeker, and I
sincerely hope it will please yonr palate." go
saying, he filled the glasses of uncle and
nephew, and gased anxiously in their laces for
Deneoker tasted the wine, drop by drop,
like an epicure, and, shaking his head disap
"There's a mistake, doubtless," said he;
" for it's the identical wine we had before."
De Viterbeck feigned surprise admirably,
tasted the wine in turn, and replied:
" I belers you are right, and that I have made
a mistake; yet, as the bottle is opened and not
bad, suppose we drink it before I makeenother
desceot to the cellar 1 There's abundance of
"I've no objection," answered the merchant,
" provided you help as, so as to get through it
the quloker." And so the column in the third
and last bottle diminished more rapidly than
its predecessors, till two or three glasses alone
remained at the bottom to crown the festival.
Poor De Vlierbeok could no longer conceal
his agitation. He tried to keep his eyes off the
fatal bottle; but a sort of fascination drew
him back to it, and each time .with increased
anxiety. That dreadful word "Chateau-mar
gax " rang in his ears. His face blushed and
grew pale, and a cold, clammy sweat stpod in
big beads on his forehead. Yet he felt that he
had not entirely exhausted his resources, and
resolved to fight the battle of humiliation to.
the end. He wiped his brow and oheeks,
coughed, and turned aside as if about to sneeze.
By dint of these manmavres he continued to
conceal his nervousness till Denecker grasped
the bottle to pour oat its last drop. As he
clasped the neck, a chill seized the hysterical
frame of the poor gentleman, a deadly paleness
overspread his features, and his head fell with
a groan against the tall back of the chair.
Was it in truth a fainting-fit, or did the suf
feorer take advantage of his emotion to play a
part and eseape the embarrassment of his
In a moment the whole party were on their
feet, while Lenors sereamed and ran to her
" It's nothing," said De Vlierbeck, striving,
after a minute or two, to rally himself. i'I am
faint; the oonfined air of this room overcame
me. Let me walk a while in the garden and I
will soon be better."
As he said this be staggered to his feet, and,
supported by Lenors and Gustave, moved to
ward the garden, followed by Denecker with
an expresion of the deepest concern. A short
rest in the open air beneath the shade of a no
ble obesstnuttreequiokly restored a faint color
to Ylierbeck's cheek and enabled him to
tranquilise their anxiety about his sudden at
"I will rest here a while out of doors," said
he, "fer fear the fit might return; and perhaps
a slow walk in the garden might hasten my
" It will do both of us good," answered Do
neoekr; "and, besides, as I have to quit you
at five o'clock, I don't want to leave Grinselbof
witbout seeoing its garden. Let us take a turn
through your walks, and afterward we shall
have time enough to. finish another bottle."
As he said this be passed Lenora's arm
within his own, and, casting a coquettish
glance at Gustave, began their promenade. By
degrees Do Vlierbeck rallied sufluoiently to
take part in the chat; and gardening, agroal
tare, sporting, aud a nondred different country
topics, were folly discussed Lenorarecoovered
her spirits and charmed their commercial
guest by the mingled charms of her intellectual
cleverness and Innocent gayety. Wild as a
deer, she dared him to run a race with her, and
danced along the pathe by his side full of mirth
and sportiveness. In troth, Denecker was al
together captivated by the ingemions girl, and,
as he looked on her radiant face, could not
help thinking that the future had some happy
dais in store for his gallant nephew. hirer a
while Lenora strayed ofl in advanee with une
tavoe, while the two elder lingered lazily along
the path. OGusetave was charmed with the
flowers, the plants, the gold-ish, which Lenor•
pointed out to him; no wau he at eli desirous
to shorten their deliioou flirtation by return
ing to the table. This hoblmed precisely with
the anxiety of De Vlierbeek, who employed
every stratagem he osald oonoelve to keep his
gues in the open air. He told stories, re
pased Jokes, appealed to Deeoker's commer
cial knowledge and even quIimsed him a litle.
when he found their soeratleno begiunug
to elg. In fat, he wree reJoleng tat five
o'clock, ·au, of soses, the eaurrlae, were rap
idy approaohing, whe Demoeker eeddenly
ealim his nephew from a distant quarter of
thegrde where he was strollig with I.e.
"DCoe Gustave; oeine," sai he; "If yo"
wishbe rinks 55tj~~lIa r~ te usIpet
Sletl at Deaeeke, w ould Io longer re
tniralisn she si se tw ehibitions.
"Are you l, air ' said he.
"Myr stoesse is a singular one, Meosleus
Deoseoer. and I msew spasms if yoa even men5
stlo wisei Itsalouangemalady; but-- Ob.
I hear your e i.lesiear Dneeker; and
there it is, dra s, atthe gatewaay'
Of eourse as more of wle;
but, as he could p noiola l he alaerity
with which De, _ bal~se phispeeo
of his departure, be wsuld bave bees deeply
mortied, If not o b he pqeeve
hospltallty of his best ed him tf
welcome. He though, pe bt beoight
to attribute hise entertainr's euea to im
singular nervous disease whish he asn
under an antipathy for wine; and sooadligly
he took leave with a warm and freadly fare
I I have passed a delightful afternoon with
you, Monsieur Do VJierbeok, said be. "We
have found onurselves, I am sure. extremely
happy in your and your daughter's charming
society. It is a pleasure added to my life so
have made your aoquaintanee; and I hope that
forther intimacy may assure me your friend
ship. In the mean while, let me thank you
from the bottom of my heart for your kind re
fer he .anished the sentence, Lenora and
Gstatve joised them.
"My nephew," continued Denecker, "will
confess, as I have done, that he has spent few
happier hours than those that have Just g6ne.
I hope, Monsieur De Vlierbeok, thsat you and
your charming daughter will return our visit
and dine with us. Yet I shall bave to ask your
pardon for postponing the pleasure it will at
ford us till I return from Frankfort, where I am
summoned, the day after to-morrow, on orgent
business. It is probable I may be detained
away a oouple of months; but if my nephew
sbould be allowed to visit you in my absence
let me hope he will be welcome."
De Vllerbeok reiterated his professions of de
light at the new acquaintance: Lenora was
silent; and Deneoker moved off toward the
"But the parting glasse, uncleI' exclaimed
Gustave. "Let ns go in for a moment and
"No, no," said Deneoker, interrupting him
tartly. " I believe we would never get hence
at all if we listened to you. It is time to be
of. and I can delay no longer. Adieu 1'
Gustave and Lenora exchanged a long and
anxious look, full of regret at separation and
of hope for speedy reunion. In a moment the
unole and nephew were in the vehicle and the
spirited horses in motion; but, as long as the
group was in sight at the gate, a couple of
white-gloved hands might have been seen
waving farewells from the coach-window.
(To be eeaMased.)
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