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REPUBLIC, SATURDAY EVESIffG, OCTOBER 15 188T
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imoi or "to swumoi' mix, shk.
jlSS."THS ITCH'S HSiD." ETC.
TBS HTOIUI ErXAkS.
And now it was tliat llidtroulrionlm-h at
lint had Iwvu but a doud ai largo as a man
hand Lagan to loom , crj tlacL and big upon
car borlton, namely. Serais' pref crone for
Sir Henry. I saw the storm drawing nearer
and nearer; and so, pour fallow, did be. The
affection of to lovely and highly laced a
woman was not a thing that could in a
general wi ba conid ml a calamity by any
an; but, tatoaied as Curtis was, it waa a
grieTona burden to lear.
To bapn with. Nyleptha, though altogether
cbarmins - as, it must Ik) a limited, of a
rather Jualous disposition, and was somewhat
apt to Tialt on her lort i head Ler indigna
Uon at the marks of "what AlphoiiM would
hare called the "distinguished consi Vration"
with which her mjal sister favored him
Then tba enforced worecy of hi relations to
ITyleptha prevented Curtii from taLiuR tome
opportunity of putting a stop, or trying to
put a stop, to this falwN cordition of affair,
by telling Sorais, in a casual but confidential
way, that he waa going to rnarr) her itcr
A third sting in Sir Henry's hone) was that
be knew that Good was honestly anl sincerely
attached to the ominous looking, but most
attractive. Lad) of the Night. Indeed, poor
Bougwau was wasting himstlf to a shadow
f bis fat and jolly self about her, his face
getting to thin that his eteglasa would
acarcely stick in it; while she, with a sort if
careless coquetrt , just gavo him encourage
ment enough to keep him going, thinking, no
doubt, that he might Iw useful as a stalking
horse I tried to give him n hint, in as deli
cate a war as 1 could, but he flew into a huff
and would not b-tcn to me, so I d"termtned
to tot ill alone, for fear of making it worse.
Poor Good! be really was very ludicrous in
bis distress, and went in for allortsof al
aurdities, under the bel ef that be was ad
vancing his suit. One of tl em was the
writing with the assistance of one of the
grave and reverend seigniors who instructed
na,and who, whatever may hate been the
measure of bis erudition, did not understand
how to scan a 1 ne of a mit interminable
Co-Vendi Une ng, of which the continually
recurring rcfran was something alniut "I
will lust thee, oh yes, I will kiss tb' .Now
among the Zu-Yendt it is a common and
most harmless thing for oung men to sere
Bade ladies at night, as I believe they do in
the southern countries of Europe, and sing
all aorta of nonM-nssril songs to them
Availing hiiuMlf of this custom. Good be
thought him tht X be would serenade Sorais,
what private apartment, together with
those of ber maidens were exactly opposite
our own, on the farther tide of a narrow
court jard which dividl one section of the
great palace from another AccoiJmgly,
having nrnKd himself with a I ativu tithtr.
on which, bung all adept with the light
guitar, he hid easily learod to strum, he
proceeded at midnight the fashionable hour
for this sort of ett rwauling to j ake night
hideous with his amorous Jells. I was fast
aleep when they began, but the) soon woke
roe up for Gcod Hxsesos a tremendous
voice anil has no notion of time and I ran
to my window place to see what was the
Blatter. And there, standing in the full
moonlight in the couit jard, I perceived
Good, adorned with an enormous ostrich
feather headdress an la. flowing silken cloak,
which it is the right thing to wear upon these
occasions, and shouting out the nliomina
ble song which he and the old gentleman
had evolved, to a jerk) , jingling acoonijinni
ment. From the direction of the quarters of
the maids of honor came a succession t f faint
aniggenngs, but the aiortiuenLs of Sorais
herself whom I devoutly pitied if she hap
penedtobe there were silent as the grme
There was absolutely no end to that nwlul
song, with Its eternal "I will kiss thee!" and
at last neither I nor 5ir Henri. , whom I hail
summoned to enjoy the sight, -oul i stand it
any longer; so, remembering the dear old
story, I put my head to the window opening
and shouted. Tor Heaven's sake. Good, don t
go on talking about it, but kiss her and let's
all go to sleep 1" That chocked him off, and
we had no more serenading
The whole thing formed a laugliable in
eident in a tragic bus ness.
Well, the more Sir Henry held off the more
Sorais came on, as is not uncommon in such
cases, till at last things got very queer in
deed. Evidently she was, by some strange
perversity of mind, quite blin led to the true
stats of the case, and I, for one, greatly
dreaded the moment of her awakening
Sonus was a dangerous woman to be mixed
up with, either wth or without one's own
consent At last the evil moment came, ns I
saw it must come. One fine day. Good hav
ing gone out hawkinj, St Henry and I were
sitting quietly talking over the situation, es
pecially with inference to Sonus, when a
court messenger arrived with a written note,
which we wuh some difficulty decohered.
and which was to the effect that "the Queen
Sonus commanded the attendance of the
Lord Incubu in her private ajiartments,
whither he would be conducted by the
-On my word!" groaned Sir Henry
"Can't you go instead, old fellowP
"Not if I know it," I said with vigor. "I
had ratner face a wounded elephant with a
snot gun. Wash up your own dirtv dishes,
BJ boy. If you will be so fascinating you
mutt take the consequences. Ain't you just
in for it now. that's ullT
"You remind me of when I was going to
be flogged at school and the other boys came
to console me," he said gloomily. "What
right has this confousJed queen to command
my attendance, X shuu'd like to knowt 1
wont go "
"But you must; you are one of ter officers
and bound to obey her, and she knows it.
And after all it will soon be ovei "
"That's Just what they used to sav,"he
said again. "I only hop she won't put a
knife into me. I beliee that she is quite
capable of it." And off he started very
faintheartedly, and no wonder.
I tat snd waited, and at the end of about
forty five minutes he returned, looking u good
deal worse than when he wont.
"Give me something to drink," he said
I got him a cup of wine, and aked what
was the matter.
"What is the matter Why, if ever there
was trouble there's trouble now You know
when I left you r Well, I was shown straight
into Sorais' private chamber, and a wonderful
place it is, and theie she sat. quite alone,
spon a silken couch at the end of the room.
Pytng gently uion that rither of hers. 1
stood before her, and for a while she took no
notice of me, but kept on plaj ing and singing
a little, and very sveet music it was. At
last she looked up and stn.lej.
8o thou art come" she said I thought
that perchance thou hadst gone about the
Queen Nyleptha's business. Thou art ever
on her business, and I doubt not a good ser
vant and a true.'
To this I merely Dowed and said I wai
there to receive the queen's word.
" 'Ah, yes. I would talk with thee, but be
thou seated. I cannot lift tay neck so high,1
and she made room for me beside her on the
coach, placing herself with ber back against
the end, to as to have a v lew of my face.
" 'It is not meet,' I said, 'that I should make
myself equal with the queen '
" 'I said be seated,' was her answer; so I sat
down, and she set to work to look at me ith
boss dark ej es of hers. There she sat, like n n
incarnate spirit of beaut), Lsnlh talking at
all, and when the did, verylou.'lut a'l the
walls loosing at l.-.e There was a white
lower in ber black hair, and I tiled to keep
my eyes on it and count the (letals, but it was
ef no use. At last, whether it was Iter gate,
or the perfume on tier hair, or what I do not I
know, bat I began to f eel at though I was
fasing mssmsrual, At last the rousul Ler
- -mcuDU.' sue taut, 'lovest thou power r
"I replied that I turposed all men loved
power of one sort or another.
" 'Thou shnlt have it,' she said 'Lovest
thou wealth f
"I said I liked wealth for what it brought
" 'Thou shilt have it,' she said. 'And lot est
"To this I replied that I was very fond of
statuary and architecture, or something of
that sort, at which she fiowned, and there
was a pause 11) this time my uerte were
on such a stretch that I was shaking bkea
leaf I knew that something awful was going
to hapjieu, liut she held ine uuier a kind of
spell, and I could not help myself
" 'Incubu,' she said at length 'f"uldst thou
benkuigf Litteu. wuuldst thou tie a king!
Utliold. stranger, I am minded to make thee
king of all 7u-V ndi-a) and liusliand of So
rais of the Night Nat , iwace, and hear me
To no limn among in) jieople hail I thus
opened out in) wnn t heart, but thou ui t on
outlander, uikI therefore do I sjieak without
sliame, knowing all I have to offer and how
hard it ha 1 tseii totheeWask. See,acrown
lies at thy fW-t, my lord Incubu, and with
that fortune a woman whom some bate
w ished to woo Now mavst thou answer '
"'Oh, Sorais,' I wild, 'nraydo not spenk
thus' )ou set I had not time to pick and
choose ni) words 'liecausejou are putting
us loth in nn awkward position. I am going
tomarrt )our sister Xyleptha, Sorau, and I
lo e her.'
"Next moment it struck me that I had said
an awful thing, and I looked up to see the
results. When I spoke, borsis' face was
hidden in her hands, and as my words reached
ber she slowly raised it, and I shrank back
dismared It was sh) white, and her eyes
were flaming She got on to ber feet and
seemed to l chokisg but the awful thing
was that she was so qi.iet about It all Once
she looked at a side table on which lay a dag
ger, nd from it to me, as though she thought
of killing mo, but she did not take it up. At
last she spoke one n ord, and one only
"And I went, and glad enough I was to get
out of it. and here I am. Give mi another
cup or wme, there s a good I enow, and Mil
me what is to be done "
I shook my head, for the affair was indeed
serious. As one of the poets says.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,
more especially if the woman is aqieen and
a Sorais, and in Iced I feared the very worst,
including imminent danger to ouplv es.
"') leptha must l told of all this at once,"
I said, "and perhaps 1 had better tell her;
she might receive your account with sus
picion Who is captain of ber guard to
"Ver) well, then, there will be no chance
of her ling got at Don't look surprised.
Idont think that her sister would stick at
that I suppose one must tell Good of what
has bapciied "
"Oh, I don't know," said Sir Henry. "It
wpuld hurt his feelings, poor fellow I You
see, be takes a lively personal mtenft in
"That's true; and after all perhaps there is
no need to tell hiui. He will lind out the
truth soon enough. Now, you mark my
words. Sorais will throw in her lot with
Nasto, who is sulking up in the north there,
and there will be such a war as has not been
known in Zu Vendis for centuries. Look
tliersT and I pointed to two court messengers
who were sjieediug away from the door of
Sorais' pritate aporlmuits. "Now follow
me," and I ran up a stairway into on outlook
tower that rose from the roof of our quarters,
taking the suy glass with me, and looked out
over the palace walL The first thing we saw
was one of the messengers speeding towards
the temple, ls?anng, without doubt, the
queen's word to the High Priest Agon, but
for the other I searched in vain Presently,
however, 1 spied a horseman rushing furi
ously through the northern gate of the i it),
aul in him 1 res?ognized the other messenger.
''Ah!" I said, "Sonus is a woman of spirit.
She is acting at once, and will strike quiik
and hard You hate Insulted lur, mylio),
and blood w ill flowTn rivers before the stain
is washed anay, and ours with it if she can
get hold of ou ell, I'm off to Ny leptha.
Just stop where you ale, old fellow, and tr)
to get your nenes straight again. You 11
need them all, lean till )oa, unless I have
ol-erved human nature in the rough for fifty
) ears for nothing " And off I went nccunl
ingly. 1 gained audience of the queen without
trouble She was expecting Cuitis, and was
nut best pleased to see in) inuhogau) lolored
"Is there aught wrong with my lord, JI i
cuniazalm. that lie waits not upon mef tx
is he sick P
I said that he was well enough, and the. .
without further ado, I plunged into my soi)
and told it from beginning to end Oh, what
a rage she flew into! It was a sight to see
her, she looked so lovel).
"How darest thou come to me with such a
tale!" she cned. "it is a lie to say that mr
lord was making love to Sorais. m) sister."
"Pardon me, O queen," I answered , "I said
that Sorais was making love to ) our lord "
"Spin me no spiders' webs of words. Is
not the thing the some thmgf The one giv
eth, the other taketh ; but the gift pusses, and
what matters it which u the most guilt) I
Sorais oh, I bate ber' Sorais is a queen and
my sister. She had not stooied so low had
he not shown the way Oh, truly hath the
poet said that man is like a snake, whom to
touch is poison, and whom none can held."
"The remark, O qu"en, is excellent but
metniuks thuu bust mist ead the poet Nyle
tha." I went on, "thou kuowest well that th)
words are empty foolishness that this is no
time for folly."
"How darest thouP she broke in, stamping
ber foot "Has my false lord sent thee to me
to insult me olsol Who art thou, stronger,
thou thouldst speak to me, the queen, after
thissortl How darest thuuT
"Yea, I dire. Listen. The moments
which thou dost waste in idle auger may well
cost thee thy crown and oil of us our lives.
Already Sjrais' horsemeu go forth and call
to arms. In three days tl i.e Nasta wi 1
louse himself iu his fastnesses like a lion ill
lhecening, and his growling will be heard
throughout the north. 'The Lady sf the
Night'" (Sorais) "hath a tweet voice, and the
will not sing in vain. Her banner w.ll be
borne from nsnga to range and valley to
valley, and warriors will spnng up in its
track like dust beneath a whirlwind; half
the army will echo her war cry ; and in e ery
town and hamlet of this wide land the priests
will call out against the foreigner, and will
preach her cause as holy. I have spoken, O
Ny leptha was quite calm row; her jealous
anger had passed, and putting off the char
acterof a lovely, headstrong lady, she, with
a rapidity and completeness that distin
guished her, put ou that of a queen and a
woman of business. The transf on nation was
sudden but entire.
"Thy words are s.ery wise, Macumazahn.
Forgive me my folly. Ah, what a queen I
should be If only I bad no heart! To be
heart'ess that is to conquer alL Passion is
like the lightning; it is beautiful, and it links
the earth to heat en, but alas, it blinds!
"And thou tinniest that my sister Sorais
would lety war urou me. So be it Sue
shall not prevail agaiast me. I, too, hat o my
f 1 lends and my retainers. There are many,
I sat . who w i J a out N) leptha!' hen my
pennon runs up on peak and pinnacle, anJ
the light of my watch flres Ieais to-night
from crag to crag bearing the message of my
war. 1 tt ill break ber strength mid scatter
ber armies. Eternal night shall be the por
tion of tU9 'Lady of the Night' Git e me
that parchment and the ink. bo Now sum
mon me the officer in the ante room. He is a
I did as I was bid, and the man, a eteran
and quiit looking gentleman of the guard,
named Kara, entered, bowing low.
"Take (his parchment," said N) leptha; ht
is thy warrant, and guard every place of in
and nut going in the apartments of my sis
ter Sorais, 'Lady of the Night, and a queen
of the Zu VendL Let none come in and
nore go out, or thy life shall pay the cost"
The man looked startled, but he merely said,
"The queen's word shall be done." and depart
ed. Then Ky leptha sent a messenger to Sir
Henry, and presently be arrived- lookiar im-
I commomy unyomtortable. I thought that an-
I !Xrr,.lswa.1,ni.Mo,.V- l,,Tl!EI
I derful are the wa) s of women. She said not
: a word aliout Soruls and his supposed incon
stancy, greeting him w ith a friendly nod and
I stating sunpl) thstshe required blsadviceupon
1.1. all lliatldrv All f Ili saillA thora ta-aii linlr
I iu her oj nam! a sort of -uppresse.1 energy in
lif-r manner townnl him that nuulo tr think
f.he ha.l not forgotten the affair, hut was
keeping it for n ni nt occasion
Jut after Curtu irntej tlm officer re-
turned, and reports 1 that Sorau w m gone
The bird had flown to the teui 1, stating that
the was goiu, a was Kmietiwe the custom
among Zu Veudi ladies of rani, to rj.nJ the
night iu iiH-diLntiou before the altar We
looLed at e.ch other Mguitlcantly. The blow
had falkn .?! wxm
Then we set to work.
Generals who could 1 tpi-td wtro Ftim-
nionoAl fiom their quarters, and as much of
the tate nfTnirs as ui.t thought deMrable waa
toldtoeach. stnct injunction- belli- gientt
them to get all their aailable foive together.
The fsamewiu done with such of the mora
powerful 1 mis ns N leptha knew she couM
lvly on, seveial of whom left that ery day
forditaut iHirUof the country to gather up
their trilxmen and retainers, Bea'ed ordem
wire diviti hcl to the rulers of far off ciUes
ant sinue twuity messengers wire sent off
lieforo mglitfill with instructions to ride
early an I 1iU till they retched the dis
tant chiefs to Thorn their letters were ad
dressed, alss many spies were set to work,
All the afternoon and evening we lalored.
ns5itcd b somoconlldentinl Ss.rile, Nylep
tha show mg an energy mid resource of mm J
that astontshed me, and it was 8 o'clock be
fore we got lack to our cutrters. litre we
heard from Alphouse, who was deeply ag
grieved becauvtiour nonreturn had spoiled
his dlmur (for he had turned took agaiu
now), that Good had come back from his
hawking and cone on duty. As instructions
had already been gi.entothe oQeer of the
outer gmrd to double the sentries at the gate,
and as we bad uo reason to fear any imme
diate danger, we did not think it worth while
to hunt him up and tell him anythtngof what
had passed, which at best was, under tLe
peculiar circumstances of the case, one f
those tasks one prefers to postpone, so, after
swallowing our food, we turned in to get
some much needed nst. Before we did so,
however, it occurred to Curtis to tell old Urn
slopogaas to keep n lockout in the neighbor
hood of jhpthas j nate airtm nts. Um
slopogaas was now well known alwut the
place, and Ivj the queen's order allowed to
pass whither he would by tLe guards, a r
mtsbion of which heolten a ailed himself by
roaming aNut the julace during the rtill
hours in a noctt al fashion that he favored,
and which i bj no means uncommon among
black ireu generall Hu presence in the
corridors would not, therefore, be likely to
excite remark W itbout any comment the
Zulu took up his ax and departed, und wu
also departed to bed
I seemed to have been asleep but a few min
utes when I was awakened by a peculiar sen
sation of uneasiness. I felt that somebody was
in the room and looking at me, and instantly
sat up, to see to my surprise that it was ai
re a Jy dawn, and that there, standing at the
foot of my couch, and looking peculiarly
grim and gaunt m tho gray bght, was Um
'IIow long hast thou been tberuP I asked,
testily , for it is not pleasant to bo aroused iu
such a fashion.
Ma hap the half of an hour, Macumazahn.
I have a word for thee "
'Sieak on,1 I said, now wide enough
As I was hi 1 I w ent last mght to tho place
of the A hlte Que n, and hi 1 in self behind i
pillar in the second anteroom, tiexoud which is
the sleeping place of the cpiecn Hougwau
(Good) was in the tirst ontercom aJoue,aiid out
side the i ui tain of that i ooiu wus n sentry : but
I hail a mmd to see if I could pass m unset n,
aud I did, gliding Im hind them both There
I waited for manv hours when suddenly I
perceived a dirk figure coming secrttly
toward me It wan the figure f fa woman,
and In her band she held a dagger. Behind
that figure crept another, unseen by the
woman It was Bougwau following iu her
tracks. IUs shoes were off, and for so fat
man he followed veiy well The woma.
passed me, and the starlight bhone upon hex
'Who was ltP I asked, impatiently
'The face whs the face of the Iad of the
Night, and of a truth she is well named
"I waiUsJ, and Bougwau passed me also.
Then I follows! .So we went slowly aim
without a sound up tho long chamber; first
tLe woman, then Ilougwtn, and then 1; ai.d
too woman saw not Bougwau, and BougwiG
saw not me At last theLdy of theightf
came to the curtains that shut off the sle p
lug p'nee of the U lute Queen, aud put out
ber left hand to port them. She iaseo
through, aud so did Bougwan, and so did 1
At the far end of the room is the bed of thf
queen, and on it site lay very fast asleep, j
could hear her bieathe, and see one white
arm lying on the coierlid like a streak ol
snow on the dry giass. The Lady of tht
Night doubled herself thus, and with the
long knife lifted crtpt towards the bed bo
straight did sho gaze thereat that she neTei
thought to lool: beam 1 her. U hen she wai
qui to cIom? Bougnnu touched her on the arm,
and she taught her 1 rcath ami, turned, an 1 1
saw tho kmfu flash, taid heard it strike Well
was it for Bougwui that he had the skua oi
state th kntf jlask,"
iron on mm, or he had been pierced men
for thofirst time hesatr whothewoman was,
and without a word he fell bock astonished
and unable to fpetik She, too, was aston- I
ished, and poke not; but suddenly she laid
her linger on Ler lip, thus, ami walked tonanl
and lliroi gli tbocurtn ui, uiul with her uent
Bousum rV Iiish th 1 he nx to me that
tier tlress touched me, an 1 I nasiiuh tos!a
lug her lis she ent. In the tiit outer roni
sbo sjHtLo to IXniwm iu a hiNjnr, anl
clasjun her hand- thus V pleadxl w it li him.
but uhat hheai 1 I kno not And so they
jiassed un tolheseoond outer ro)m, she plea 1
lng.aml heshakuihislifu l.aniluijin, 'Xijr
nas, nay And it s-eniwl to nieth it huwas
obout to call the guar 1, n un shestoppeil tnlL
lu aud looked at him w.th j;reates, nndl
saw thit Le n IwMltched 1 hir lieautj.
Then she stretched out In r liai d, nn 1 he kissed
it, whereon I catbeivd mu If togetltei to a 1
ance and take her, seting tint low h l
UouMau liei-o ne n woman, -iu 1 no longei
knew the gol from tho nil, whu ls-holU
fcho a gone"
GoneT" I ejiculateil
"A,goiii., md thi re stool Bougwiu star
ing .it the null Ilk. one asleep, and presently
lie "ent too and I waited n while mid iaui
'"Ait thou sure, Umslopog ins." said I,
"that thou hat not K-cu a dimmer this
Iumjih hpoiinl hisltft Iiiml, mid pro
duceil about tin ee nnhes of the blatle of a
dagger of tliollnrst st.s-1 If I be. Macuma
sihn, Inlinlil what the dieiui left null me.
The knife broLr ukiu Itouguans biMim, mid
as I xsssl I pnketl this up iu tbesh-epni
place of the White Queen "
WAltl I1D WAR.
Telling- Umslopogaas to wait. I tumbled
?i v V
WJ7,ltiL A W
lui my clothes ai J nt off with him to Sir
Umrr' 'iT' """',' T ""'"i 'TIT""1 ."?
swrywonlfoi word. It ... Ight to watch
Curtis' face as he hfanl it
"Great heaven.' he wiul, hei hav I
beenKnoiinffawav wliiVfjiilia mm nea'lj
murdfiei ami all t ihhil;1i inc. too U bat
tlemlthit lv.-m must U It wouM have
lhfr W1n UnMopo.Biw U1 cut U-r
down in the u t
"Ay," said tut Zulu Fear not; I should
ha o slain her en he sti uck , I was but wait
ing the moment
I said nothing, but I could imt help thinL
ing that many a tin mwnd doomed he
would hae b-eu aed if he had intte-l out
to Sorais the fiteLe niuont for her ftiUr.
And, as the r-ue toted. I wa ..-.
Alter he hal tod hu tale Uni!Iopogaai
went off uncouctruedlr to get lm morning
weal, and Sir Hern r and 1 Ml t j t lUmg
At first he wa v-iylitter ng nmt Good,
who, he said, was n 1 uger to l tru".ted,
havinif designedly allowed Sorui to fcape
' by noma ret Malrwhen it nn. In duty to
have handed her over to justice. Indeed he
ffjiolse in the inot unmea ured termi on the
matter. I let him run on a while, reflecting
to mjsvlf how easy we Hud it to I hard on
the wesLne-wes of other, and how tender we
are to our own
"Htmll, mj dear fellow," I wild at length,
"one would never think, to hear you talk,
that you were the man who h id an iiitt r lew
with tln-i kiiii. lady )c-terdi an 1 found it
rather difficult to resist her faiintion4, not
withstanding your ties to one if the loveliest
mid most loving women in the whole world.
Now suppose that it wai N) leptha who had
tried to murder Sorau, and you hal taught
her, and he hnd pleaded with ou, would you
ba.e been no very eager to hand her over to
an oii shame and to denth by fire? Jut
look at thw matter thiough Go-Is eyeglass
for a minute U-fore jou denounce an old
fiidi d asuscouiulrxl "
lie listened to this jobation submissive!
and then fmukly acknowledged that he had
ipo en hai-hly It u one of the la-st poinU
i i Sir Hour)' cHaracter that he w alwai
rei ly to admit it when he in the wrong
But, though I poke up thus for Good, I
was not blind to the fact, linwrt er natural lit
behat tor might be, it was obvious that he was
being nrolteil in a very awkward and dis
graceful complication A foul and wicked
murder had been attempted, and he had let
the murderess escipe, ard thereby, among
other things allowed her to gam acorn, Iete
ftscendincy over himself In fact he was in
a fair way to In-come her tool and no more
drculful fate can befall a man than to !
cotne the tool of nn unscruimlous woman,
or indeed f any woman There is but one
end to it. when lo is broken, cr has served
her purpose, he is thrown aw a turned out
on the world to hunt for his ht self mpect.
While I was pondering thus and wondering
what was to be done for the whole subject
was a thorny one I ud h nly heard a gr-at
clamor in the court ard outtd and diitiu-
irutshed the Voices of Un ifclotsogaus und Ai
bboiiso, the former curaiig furiously aud the
latter elling in teirur.
Hurrying out to see what waa the matter, 1
was met by a ludicrous sight. The little
Frtnchiuau was tunning up the courtyard at
an extraordinary speed, aud after hiui sped
Uuulop 'gtuu like a great gre houud. Jut as
X came out he caught biiu, u id Lifting huu
right off his legs, earned huu some uceto a
btautlful but vtjjy dense llonernig shrub
which bo e a Hon ei not uulik the gardenia,
but wus covertsl with idiort thorns. "ext,
despite hl howls aud utrugglo, he with o ie
mighty thrut plunged .mot AIphou huid
first into the bu-.U, ? tba; nothing but thw
caUesof his legs and ht heels rema'ned in
evidence llien, satilitrl with what he had
done, the Zti'u folded hts arms aud stood
grimly contemplating the Frenchman's kicks,
and listening to hi yells, which were awful.
"What art thou doing f I said, running up.
"Wouldt thou kill the maul full huu out of
With a vivige grunt he obeyed, wring the
wretel ed Alphonse by the ankle, and with a
jerk thit mint hnve nearly dilo, ated it. tear
ing hnn out of the heart of the hmb. Meei
did I tseesuih a Mght as ho presented, hu
clothes hilf torn off his Kick, and bleeding o
be was in tun direction from the hirp
thorns. There he lav, ami yelled and roiled,
and there was no getting anvthing ouLof
At Iist.honeter, he got up, and ensconcing
himself behind me, curbed old Urnlopigaa-s
byerery saint in tbecalenlar, vowing by th"
blood of his heroic grandfather that he wul 1
poison hiui and "have lit revenge
At last I got the truth of the malUr It
appeared that Alphouso habitually cooked
Uiudopogiajs1 porridge, which the latter ate
for breakfast hi the corner f the court rd,
jut as he noul 1 have done at homo i'i Zulu
Und, from a gourd, and witu a wooden
spoon Now Umslopogaas had, like man
Zulus, a great horror of fish, which he oou
i lered a species of watei snako; m Alohoiise,
who was as foti 1 of pla ing tricks as a moil
key, and who was aUo a consummate cok,
determined to make huu eat some Accord
Ingly ho grated up a white tlsh ery fliieh
and mixed it wi.h the Zulu's porridge, who
wallowed it nearly all down in lgnoraiK-n o(
what he was eating. But unfortunately for
Alphonv he could not retrniu his joj at tht
sight aud came ca entig an I peeping round,
till at Iat UmloiHgaa., who was cle.ei in
hu way, su"iected somithing, and after a
careful examination of the remains f his
porridge, dtcoveird "the buffalo heifers"
tuck, and in revenge i-ervcd him as I have
said. Irdeed, the little man wis fortunate
tiot to get a broken ne k for hu Tunis: for,
cs one would hae thought, he might have
Kaiiied fro n thj episode of his diplay of
axniausbip that lo monsieur noir nia au ill
perso.1 to pliy I radical jokes oo.
This incident wai umuipoitaut enough m
Itself, but I uartate it because it led toseiious
consequence A soou as ho had stanched
th ) blevUmg f ro u hu scratches aud wiuhed
himself, Alphonse wentoff, still cursing, to
rcco-er his ttmp.r, a piocess wLIch I knew
from experience would take a erv long
tune U hen he had gone, I gave Umslo
po;aas a jobation, and told him that I was
a-1.1 itu -d of hii beharior.
-Ah, well, Alatum izahii." hf gaid, you
mu-t lo gentle with w-. for here u not my
place 1 aniweaiyof it weary to death of
rttuig ant drinking, of seeping and giving
in mamas0- I love not this soft life in stone
houses thit takes the heart out of a man, and
turn his streng'h to water and bis flesh to fat.
I love not tho white robes and the delicate
women, tho blowing of trumpets and the
living of lriwks. When wc fought the Masai
at the Urxil jouder, ah, then life was worth
tholiwng, but here m ucvt r a blow struck m
n iger, and I Ugin to think I shill go the
r- of 1113 fstheis and lift lllkosl Lias no
1 . e," -mil he hi. 1 1 up the nx un 1 gazed at
It 1 io io
To lie Continual
Tlie Olil Hls.r Spoon.
How fresh iu 111) mind are the das of nij
When I tovsed me in pain, all feered
and son :
The burn hi jr. the nausea, the sinking anr1
Andeen theold spoon that my medicine
Theold siher spoon, the family spoon,
1 he sick chamber spoon that iu med -
How I0U1 were tnj f e er-parched lips to re
How nauseous the stuff that it bore to
And the pain at my inwards, oh, naugl t
could reliee it.
Th twh tears of disgust from my ejeballs
The old silver spoon, the medlcinespoon.
HowJ awful the stuff that it left or. m
Such is the effect of nauf ou-. griping
medicines which make the sick-room a
memory of horror. Dr. Pieice'g Pleasant
Purgative Pellets, on the contrary, are
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