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THE GirSY'S CURSE.
TTBE ICTIIOIt OF "GflLTY tmnocT
CftlMK," THK WntCKKIU Qt
XltXA IH)ON." ETC. I
' It wtl tot often Clint nytl.tn(t of Im
portaoca occurred at Scarth Abbot, a pin
tureique itrapKling village among tin
L'umbjrland bills, eight diIIpi from the
nearest railway nation and au equul (lis
tanct frotn the neareat town. Year after
year nothing more remarkable than a death
r a birth, a party at the Larches, a school,
feait at the Iteclory, broke the monotony
of exlitence in the reroute district, and the
Hidden arrival, from "foreign parts," of
tbe Lord of the Manor, the mmtcr of tbe
Court, who owned nearly all the property
for mile around, threw the whole district
into a fever of excitement, which wai in.,
created by the fact that no one expected
He vUlted tbe Court at rare Intervals,
nd the )at time he come, wui about five
years back. The people at Heal th Abbot
aid it was a shame for him to go wandering
all over the earth, o as to be quite an alien
among bit own people. Hut then the
Court was a great lonely, rambling place
for a man scarcely more tlmu thirty to in.
habit, and with neither mother, sitter,
nor wife; for the owner was atlll unniar
rled, though be was the last in the direct
line. Scarttt Abbot gos'ipe shook their
beads w hen asked why the Court bad no
Biitresskand told a dismal story.
Before the news of tha Lord-of-tlio.
' Manor's return was a fortnight old anoth
er shock went through the inhabitants of
It was asserted that Miss Durnford, the
maiden lady who lived at the (3 range, was
about to receive a new inmate in her house
bold, in the person of a uioce from '-some,
where abroad." Wonders would never
cease, said the gossips. Miss Durnford
was first cousin to the ISabines of the
Larches, who were very great people in
deed, and bad been at Scartb Abbot since
the time of James I. Consequently the
new-comer must be second cousin to the
Tbo villagers however knew nothing
about her except her name, and Miss
Duruford either knew no more or would
aay no more; for she was no friend to vil
lage gossip, and never stooped to feed it.
The Doctor's wife contrived to discover
that the young lady whoso arrival whs
considered so important wits coming from
Canada, where her undo held a Oovcru.
mcnt appolnttneut, and that she was sent
over to her mint because alio could not live
in the cold climate of the Dominion; but
here even ii.defutigi.blc Jl rs. Franiplou
came to a full stop, and could get no far.
All in the village knew, when, one eve
ning in July, Alls DurnforU's carriage
drove away towards the station, which
was at Moorstown, that it bad gone to
fetch Miss Costello, and all turned out
when the carriage came back, to try to
catch a glimpse of the foreigner, ttut the
landau was closed, and nothing was visible
except a portmunteiiu on the box.
The carriage passed, through the high
Iron gates, swept up the drive, and
stopped before the deep arched doorway
of an old red brick house w ith muilloned
windows, and with turrets and buttresses
jutting out where oue would least expect
to find any excrescence.
At the, top of the broad low flight of
teps leading to the door stood a tall rath
er angular looking woman of perhaps lll ty
live or sixty, dressed in a black satin robo
of old fathioued make, and with a luce cup
. on her smooth gray hair. A pair of grave
kindly brown eyes looked out from be.
neath thick and still black eyebrows, and
tbe gazers' somewhat formal demeanor
could in no degree be associated with
harshness or primness. -
Out of the landau, before the footman
could Jump down to open the door, sprung
a girl, graceful as a fawn and attired in a
traveling-dress of tlio last 1'urUIan style,
who bounded up the steps to meet the old
lady's outstretched bunds..
"Dear auntie," said a sweet young voice,
"how good of you to come to the door to
receive mc 1"
"Uoodof mel" echoed Miss Durnford,
putting her arms about the girl, who was
taller than herself. "Uow else would
you have mo to receive my sister's child!'"
klssiug tho girl fondly as she spoke.
Come in, my dear; you must be very tired
"Neither the one nor th$ other," was
the merry response. "Oh, this dear old
bouse I bopo I aliall not turn you topsy.
turvy, auntie I We Transatlantics aro so
free-and-easy that I may do all sorts of
dreadful things; and I am a perfect cata.
Miss Durnford smiled Indulgently into a
face lovely enough to win its owner par.
don for far worso escapades than any a
gently-nurtured girl of sixteen was likely
to commit, and she said kindly
"Well, well, we'll sec; but I dare say
the Grange will be better for a revolution.
Old maids In the country especially
grow selfish and narrow-minded, living
alone, and with no one to think of but
themselves ; if you do upset the prim order
of things a little, it will bo the better for
"You would never grow selfish auntie,"
aid -Miss Costello, scanning her relative's
face with a steady but by no means imper.
tlnent gaze. I dare say I shall tvaso you;
but I wou't if I can belp it."
Miss Durnford laughed; it was not of
ten she had anything to laugh at, and this
exercise was novel and pleasant.
"Come to your room," she said, "and I
will ring for Mary ,the parlor-maid, to wait
on you." '
. "I don't need her, auntie, thanks. I
don't trouble a maid much at home. Oh"
at Miss Durnford, arier ascending a
abort flight of stairs, opened an oaken door
what a darling old-world room! I did
miss the old things in Canada so, auntie
everything wns new and staring."
Do you remember Europe so well?"
asked Alias Durnford, as the girl threw off
ber bat and Jacket.
"Oh, yes, auuliel We have been out
there only Ave years. 1 wai seven when
we went to Vienna; and we were there
till uncle got this appointment In Canada.
It not this place very cold in winter?"
, Very cold indeed. . We frequently
have the mow as early a October; and
sometimes the Coalmere the river that
you see from tblt window it fron, but
not often, at the current Is to strong."
"It It? but you can boat on It, I hope?"
'Oh, yes I Are you ready? Let mo
have a good look at you, I Una."
lima folded ber while bauds demurely
and stood before her aunt,
"lima," ber uncle bad written her pa.
rents had died yoari before "It like lie I lb-
erof ber parents, save that the bat the
, dark eyca of tho Wett Country, ber fulli.
r's gift, but only in color. You will not,
when you too ber, accuao me of unduo
pride in naying the i altogether out of
, tbe way in her beauty. American girlt
re often handsome but I have nut teen
' out to equal lima. You hall Judgn. I' or
the rest, tha It a regular torn-boy ; and
he bat not notion of lovtre and itiuh
, UPttieuio. lihe prefers boating, toboggln.
iiing, and tree-clhnblng; the is as wild as
a mountain breeze, but you will llud no
evil iu hor." ,
Morton CostcMo had not overrated bit
niece's attractions. Her beauty was not
only unusual in degree, but of un unique
type) showing the raro combination of a
fair, though not very fair, complexion,
dark eyes nud brows, and hair of a dusky
gold real golden hair clustering all
over her small head, in masse of short
curls, and straying over her broad while
forehead. There wna a world of passion
and strong feeling slumbering in the large
brilliant cyet, which wcru almost black
eyes that could weep or laugh, look
thoughtful or dunce with wildest fun ; and
bow expressive were the sweet tender
Hps closing lightly but liriuly over the
white teeth I
Miss Durnford half sighed as the drew
the girl to her and kissed her tenderly
There was one in this place, sho thought,
who might tiud la belle Cunadienne too
lovely for hit peace of mind.
"Do you know, dour," said Miss Purn.
ford, a she led the way to the dining-room
"you look so fragile and delicate that the
people bere will s'uy you ure a fairy and
have no tangible existence; and 1 don't
know what you will think of their rosy
cheeks and robust figures."
"Are they all roty-cheeked?" atked IU
ma. "Are my cousins Sabine?'
"We don't call them very rosy bere,"
replied Miss Durnford, smiling; "but
they will look like pconjea beside your palo
cheeks. You are surely made tf alaiias
tcrl" "Am I?" tald Ilnm, slinking her head.
"But I am really strong, auntie; only lat
terly Canada seemed to cold for nie."
They sat down to that comfortable conn,
try meal, "high tea," uud for tome limo
lima wan answering ber aunt's Inqnlrlet
about ber Journey over, from which it ap
peared t hat Miss Costello was a thorough
citizen of the world, and knew well how
to care for herself. Tho independence of
tills golden-haired damsel of sixteen was
a new experience to old-fashioned country-bred
Mist Durnford, who, ttrangely
enough, saw no danger in a young girl's
roving among tho country hills and lanes
by herself, but a great deal in traveling
from London to York alone. Then lima,
turned questioner,, aud asked about her
"You shall sec them all this evening,"
said M Durnford. "I promised to take
you ocr. Mrs. Sabine is an Invalid. She
is very kind and gentle; you will be very
Hiiro to like her. Then there is Koland;
ho is twenty-live, a clever young fellow.
lie it very fond of hunting aud lishlug aud
"Shall I like him?" asked lima.
"lie it generally liked. I must lcavo
you to form your own opinion, my dear,"
said Mist Durnford, suddenly growing re
served. "Next comes Hose," she contin
ued; "she is twenty-ono or twenty-two;
aud Janio eighteen. They will be nice
companions for you."
"1 hope I shall like them," observed 11.
ma, as they rose from the tabic.
"1 hope so too, dear. Now put on your
bat and we will goto the Larches ; it in
not three minutes walk from here."
llmu hustcned for ber hat, reuiarklui
as she returned that it was "m nice to go
out without gloves."
Miss Durnford smiled.
"The peoplo hcrc,"she said, "will stare
you out of countenance. Your arrival
hut been quite au event, and your dress
they will think 'foreign,' but I suppose it
is tho fashion."'
"Yes," returned lima, opening ber largo
brown cyet, "I always had iny dresses
from l'aris. Do I look odd?" .
"Odd, my child! You look charming.
I see you don't know much about country
"No, I have never lived in the country.
I think 1 chould like it for u time."
Auutand niece sallied forth, and ccr
taiuly Miss Costello wns stared at a if
she had been a visitant from another
sphere; while remark upon her appear
ance and attiro woro made with delight
ful frankness in a dialect however which
clTceluully concealed their purport from tho
Canadian, lint there was only a limited
opportunity for an inspectiou of "the for
clgner," lor the gates of the Lurches were
soou reached, ami shut out village curios.
The Larches was a lino old Elizabethan
mansion, surrounded by muplu grounds,
laid out in excellent tusto, and a broad
terrace occupied a considerable stretch of
tie frotituge. As Miss Durnford uud her
niece upprouehed this terrace, a female tig.
ure suddenly appeared upon it, and, after
gazing for u moment at tho visitors, run
quickly dotvu the steps and hurried up to
"How good of you to come and bring
cousin so quickly, amnio Kachcl!" cried a
fresh hearty voice, with u marked but not
vulgar North Covntry acccut; und the
young lady threw her arms around Miss
Durnford and Usscd her; then alio turned
to Ilius, scanning her from head to foot
with round trunk eyes that expressed uu
"1 am so glad to seo you, cousin 1" clasp.
Ing llma's while hand in un ample brown
palm. "I am sure wo shall get on beau
tiful ly. 1 am Koto."
"And 1 am llmu," said tho Canadian
In turn Inspecting her cousin but with u
gazo more keenly observant and not ex
actly admiring, though giving uu indka
tiou of opinion.
ltose Sabliio was not handsome," though
she might have fairly been called good
looking. She hud a clear complexion, wit h
a good deal of color, round bright bluo
eyes, aud soft brown hair; but hor figure
was a litllo too robust for hor height, aud
her arched brows gave her a surprised
look that lima thought "funny." but no
one could have mistaken Miss buhiuu for
anything but a lady, though equally mani
fest wu 11 that tho wus a provincial.
"Mamma and Junto ure In thu drawing
room," proceeded Uose. "Itolaud will bo
homo soon.; or, if you like to go down to
the wolr, lima what a pretty name! mo
may Uud him there. Ilu went to tlsh."
"lima won't care for Gipsy's Wolr, af
ter Niagara," remarked Mist Duruioid,
"I shall auntie, If It's pretty," said
limn. "Why do ) ou call it tilpsy's Wtlr,
"Ah, thereby hangt a tale! I'll Inform
you nil about it presently. Aunt Huchel
has evidently told you nothing about the
Dark Durrells and the curse."
"I left that for you young folk," mvltl
"Have you a family hero with ft curse?"
exclaimed lima. "Uow delightful und
old-world! We have no inch things In
Canada, I long for a curse, or a banshee,
or something of that sort-"
ltoso laughed merrily; then the looked
"Vott wouldn't care about tho Darrel)
curie, lima, I'll tell you all about it pres
ently." Sho led tho way through the open win
dow Into tho drawing-room, and a pale
ilekly-looklng lady rose from a fuutcul!
aud came forward with outstretched hnml
to meet the young stranger.
"Welcome, dear," tald Mn. Sabine cor-
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dlully, emljiaelng ond kissing thn plrl.
"Wo will all try to make you m happy as
wo can. You have sfteu lio.tf. This Is
Janlc;" and a girl somewhat resembling
Kose, but younger, paler, und slighter, ud
vanccd and greeted her couln liiudly,
though less demonstratively than Uose bud
Tcan filled linn' lwfio brown eyes
How good they all wcru to trout her so
lovingly, as if they hart known her for a
longtiino! Her aunt Sablno made her sit
down by her, and, holding thu litllo hand
in ber own, asked her about her uncle,
and her life In Canada and hcr'journey
over. After a tlmo Mrs. Sabino bunded
over her niece to her cousins.
"I must not usurp you," she remarked
smiling; "young folk Ilko to bo together.
Itose, it is only just getting dark, perhaps
lima would like to go with you to tho
weir, to meet Koland." '
"1 should very much," said lima; "and
Itose promised to tell me some legend
about a great family under a curse."
"We don't think it u legend," observed
Janlc; "but 1 urn afraid you will think
Cumberland peoplo very superstitious."
Tho Sablno girls fetched their bats, und
the three yourg people went oil merrily
to tho Gipsy's Weir.
"Now do tell me, Rose," said lima, as
soon as they reached the grounds, i.about
this Dark Darrcll and tho curse."
Kose was ready enough.
You foreigners ore impatient," she he.
gan, laughing, unable perhupt to resist tho
pleasure of tantalizing,
"Why, yes ! Aren't you half Cornish to
start with, and haven't you been brought
up ull your life abroad? And you don't
speak like an English girl cither." ,
"1 dare say you think wo don't. I!o
land used to bo so savage with us when he
came buck from Cambridge, He'll liko
your way of talking, 1 know. How did
you cscupe the Canadian twang?"
"I hardly know. You see 1 havo been
only live years In Canada. Now tho curse,
pleuse" executing a pirouette,
"All right. AVell," said Kose, compo
sing face und voice to a gravity becoming
the momentous history she was about to
relate, "you must know that, first of all,
that most of the property ubout here be.
longs to the Durrells of tho Court. I'll
show you that to-morrow you can't sec it
from the weir and they ore a very old
family date back to Henry 111. They
were called the Dark DarrelU because they
were so very dark, aud siuc tho curse,
their foi tuu.es have been as dark as their
faces; not us to worldly matters, for tltey
ure tho wealthiest family in tho North,
but 1 am speaking of their lives, their in.
uer lives' you cull it iu Germany, don't
"Yes," replied lima," and, looking rtith.
er mischievous, she added sentimentally,
"How very Interesting;"
"You mus'nl bo flippant, New World,"
said Kose; "lor It is ull very serious.
Will among tho Darrcll tenants are tlio
people who have tho Weir Mill you will
seo It in a few minutes, it stands just by
tho weir that works it. Tho present oc
cupants uro Job llestou and his daughter
Zcph. They're of gipsy blood, and they
look it. Tho mill wus granted to their
ancestors iu the reign of Kli.abetb, by
the then Lord of tho Manor; fcir lngellmrd
Durrell. Tho Durrells were always a wild
dare-ull set; and Sir Ingelhurd wus like
the rest, Hiram Heston, a regular gipsy,
bad saved Sir Ingelhurd' lilo, und thai
wat how he got tho grant of thu mill, lies
ton had a daughter named Zarah, who
was tald by the people to pructlsd the
black art; but that is said of gipsies al
ways they say the Heston't are caany
now. However," continued Rose, "I
think there was more black art In .Sir In.
glehard than In Zarah. lie wits very hand
someall the Durrells arc and he made
love to Zarah. Of rour.in you may guess
what came of It. He deserted her. Her
father discovered her disgrace, but he and
her brother did not turn her out. All
their rage was directed against Sir Ingel.
hard. Zarah however could not ciiduro
her shame. Still she lived on mud, soino
traditions any till Sir Ingelhurd camo
back from tho South, where be had been
commanding troop gathered to meet the
Spanish Invasion, Sir Ingelhurd was re.
turning In triumph at the head of his band
of retainers, when as they neared the
weir it wu a moonlight night Zarah
appeared suddenly before him und pro
nounced a terrible curse on him aud nit
descendants for ills double sin. No Dar.
re 1 1 should thenceforth be fortunate iu his
love; a Dtrrells loe should always bring
dire anguUh and deuth, both to its object
and the Darrcll. Zarah's curse was em
bodied in these lines which ure iu modern
Ucd language bull will show them to you
cut into the Mill wall:
'( " 'foulest slain on knighthood's face,
Deadly ulliilil on nobleit nice,
Hhsmo on It 1 in who brought to shame
Her who bore a charmed name,
Shame ou base Ingratitude,
Bhaino on churl with knightly bloodl
This tho curse I call iroui llcav'n,
Uy alio nowor to Zarah glv'n :
Kver Durrell s lovo shall prove, .
Woe und death to both.'
Then, turning to the river which, you
must know, lima, rises every year, either
iu the autumn or Whiter Zarah added
" 'List, ye river, rapM flowing,
To tins curso my hale bestowing;
Let tlio voice of Gipsy's Weir
8c renin that curso In Darroll's car,
Till llio wiUcrs, rising, rising-,
Bring tha bouiulen sitcrlilcliiK :
Lifo for Ufa for traitor's Uoeil ;
When the thnxlsareout, take heedt'
These last two Unci were addressed to Sir
Ingelhurd that is, of course, to the House
of Darrcll; and, having uttered them,
Zarah, before any ono could prevent her,
plunged headlong into tho wolr, und dis
appeared," "Hut," exclaimed limn, Interrupting a
narrative which she had followed with
keen Interest, if with soma inward amuse
mcnt, " what can the four lines about Glp.
sy' Weir mean?"
'That no one has over been able to niako
out. They are generally thought tolndl
tale that the Durrells will become extinct.
It is said that tho waters of the Conlmero
havo risen higher every year since tlmt
dulo, 1 know as u fact that they havo
risen higher cncli year within the last for
ty, Maiumn, you know, would not follow
a mora tradition."
"Hut how could that he unless tho ruin
full or the snowfall was heavier than In tho
"Thuti one of the strangest parti of
the wholo affair," icturued Kose; "but
three yean ago, for example, we had a
very light autumn rMnfill, auiLyct tho
rher roso nearly two icct uoouVic rise of
the year before, when it rained heavily
nearly every day ihrnuglimu September,
A meteorologist wliu wu, Mining hero at
thu llnis wrotu to the Times iiiiotiilt. Tho
year before last the liter was so high that
the Hi'slous were afraid that t Uu Mill
might be Hooded ; ami lasi your, when, cer
tainly, the snow eiinin ilmvii t intii the bills
terrltily for tvo had a raf,, UIW n dt).
veinber tho biisemunl, of tlm Ml uas
flooded, uud Ilu' lleslons had to lake n luge
Iu thu iij'1'i.'i'ioomii for two or Uirc dm,,"
"There's a lot in the Cumberland Stur,"
put in , Janlc, "about tho n-xtraordinuvy
phenomenon' of the rising of the Coal
mere. It is In u number of u few yours ago,
I will show It to you, llmu."
"Hut granted tho phenomenon," said
llmu, "why should the yearly increase lu
the rising of the wator concern thu work
lug out of tlio curse?"
Oh, you skeptic 1 How should I know?'
But of tho curso working in ono way there
can bo no doubt," said Koto emphatically.
"Stay a moment, lima; you cuu bear tho
They were passing through a lit tle wood,
and, us all stood Hill, they heard dis
tinctly the roar of fulling wuter. Hum
listened for a moment or two, with purled
lips, and eyet into which a tar away look
"I wus thinking of Niagara," she said
tnflly at last, then addH quickly, "Please
finish your story here, Rose. If we go on,
we shall meet Roland, and 1 fdiall not have
the iinMi for un age."
The three girl sat down on a fallen tree,
trunk, and Hose continued
"There Is no doubt about this, Ilm.i,
that from Sir Ingelliard's time all tlicDar
rolls have been uufortunatfi in love. Sir
Ingelliard's wifodled quietly; but then ho.
did not love her, he tinted tier. It would
take too long to tell you, but, when you go
through the picture-gallery at the Court,
the old housc-kecer will give you a his.
tory of all the love-affair of tho Darrcll
sinco Sir Ingelhurd ; and there w as always
woe and death to both those w ho love.' I
wouldn't inurry a Durrell, grand n they
arc not even the present oue, who 1 the
handsomest of a handsome racr,"
"And a dare-all, like the rest of them,"
"I'm coining to him," said Roio nodding
to II ma. "Tho present Darrcll' father,
Sir Kcrtram, married a Howard, and they
were both drowned iq yachting, wficn
their sou Sir Philip was u baby. Sir Her
tram's father was shot In a duel over a
"'s'hey were bold to fall In love, If they
believed in the curse," said lima.
"I suppose they couldn't help it. I
am not a great physiognomist; I dare say
you arc. Look at their portrait und you
will see that they all had strong passions.
This one lias, and no misUkc, as you say
across the water. 1 wouldn't hate him
hate mo for something; 1 would almost
rather he loved me !"
"Hate you I That Is supposing you were
a man," observed" lima; 'a gentleman
would not visit venge.meo ou a wtnuuii."
Itupposo not u Durrell would not;
and certainly Sir 1'bllip tvoul J not."
"I am awfully curious about him," said
lima; "but, first, 1 want to ask a few
question about the past."
"I'm all attention," returned Rose,
"Then how was it Sir Ingelhurd, who
was not too good for anything, did not turn
tbe Jlcslon's out of the Mill alter Zarah's
"Well, perhaps even bo thought he had
done enough wrong; or, more likely, his
superstitious fours prevented him. Aud
no; Durrell has ever dreamed of dlspos.
tcssing the Hestons, thotrgh lu this day
they hate the Lords of the Manor as if
they were all Sir Jugellntrds. They were
like the Corsieau vendetta; gipsies havo
so much of that kind of thing; no oilier
peoplo would think of carrying hatred
through generation,.. Job is us glad as ho
can he that Sir Philip is tlio last of his
"Stllf they hove always been good ten.
ants," said Jauie;" they pay tiuir rent
steadily, and hurt nobody, lint tltey hatu
never been favorites. The other tenants
will hardly speak lo them because they arc
ugalnst tho Durrells, and partly for their
gipsy blood. Job is u 'Join '-look ing mun,
1 think." . "
"And Zeph looks eerie." added Roso.
"Well, llmu, what next?"
"Why the curse said
"'When Hie lloixls are out, take licsdl'
That seems u warning to tho Durrells tlmt
they may meet with death or disaster at
rising of tho river. How has that beeu
"It never has been yet," answered Roso
mysteriously ; "1 remember hearing grand
luaininu say once that Auneri Durrell, a
grand-aunt of Sir Philip, you know, would
not cross the river one year when thu
flood were out, though sho had to take
an important journey South; but nothing
happened. The bridge she would have
had to cross remain still, (ieiierally the
Durrells have beeu reddest ubout that
wuruing; und not one of litem has como
to grief at the time of the floods, feir
Philip when lie was a boy, crossed a fool,
bridge just above tho lock w lieu he was
told it wus dangerous; the ritcr rone in
September that year, and three minute
alter ho had reached safety the bridge
wus swept away. The hut time he was
here, was one October mure than live year
ago, he did a fearfully daring tiling. One
of Ids tenants, a poor woman, lived in a
cottage near the river; the water roso so
high that she had to tukc to the roof of
the cottage. Sir Philip launched u boat
he's a splendid oarsman; out tho current
or the Coalmere it always strong, and of
course at the Hood-tune It lx like a mill
race; nevertheless ho put out, Jlo wa
curried dow n nearly a mile, and how he
managed to escape or to reach the cott.ign
I know not ; but he did manage, and laved
"How glorious," cried llmu, flushing
with excitement and clasping her hands.
"Oh, Rose, a mun who could do such a
'deed of doorlng-do' must bear a charmed
life I No curse fur uerlmo not hi could
touch hi m."
Roso looked admiringly at her cntluisl.
"lift bolievet lu tho cure," she laid
gravely "they all do; and I urn afraid It
will bo fully worked out with his life. 1
should feel fur easier If ho left before thn
ri .or rose. Why, he 1 thlrty-one,, and
still unmarried; und such a man a hoi
need never go begging for a wife. Ho
ought to many for tho lake of tho old
house, whether ho would fall lu love or
not, No one of course venture to ask
him any questions; hut he is hardly, ever
at the Court, nud when he I It, is only lor
a week or two. He came back a few days
ago irom the Continent, and you will not
hear anything talked of now but Sir Philip
but don't fall iu lovo Willi him. 1 am lu
"So you sociu," said limn, laughing;
"but you tempt me to try him. What
fun! Do you think he ha made up hi
mind uevnr to drug any hapless maiden' lu
to woo through giving him her heart, I
declare I'll llndoiitl"
, "lima, you must not!" said Kose
"You'll have to meet him, you know;
for wo know him, and so doe aunt
Rachel, of course. He is a most fascinat
ing man been all over tho world and so
intellectual. 1 always feel half afraid of
him; there seem a kind of recklessnesi
ubout him, as ir ho wus trying to ily from
himself; and he doc such reckless thing.
Do doe not toem to value hi life'; yet In;
always cueiipe danger, ft If there wn
something supernatural about him; mid
then tho knowledge that be Is under ;a
curse, gives ono uu ccrlo Impression lu it.
"You tiro superstition!, you North
Country people," returned skeptical ll.
urn. "Wo are bad cuotigli iu Cornwall:
hut then I li ft it so young. I helluva you
really think Sir Phllp 1 a kind of Mc phi
tophelcs." "lie would do for It," remarked Janio
"the .beautiful Mcphlslopheic ot tho
' "Dear mo," tald lima, "I wish ho would
fall iu love with you, Janlc! Now cross
yourself and mutter a charm." - i
Rut Junlo shook lier head, ." I
"Wish mo anything but that, 1 1 mo.
However, 1 am safe, I am not the kind
tit girl Durrell would fall iu lovo with,
though 1 uui sure ho could make any wo
man lovo him if ho tried."
"What mii irresistible cavalier!"
"Ah, yuti New-World skeptic," said
Rose, rising, "you mock, but lake care!
L'lerybody must huve told you how beau
tiful you arc."
"Oh, this is lovely!" cried the girl,
clapping her hands, "Fancy torn-boy me
winning tho heart and ever so many thou
sands a year of Dark Darrcll, who i un
der a curse and half supernatural, and
ride about on a sMack horse it must bo
black, to be in keeping and who plays
baltledoor and shuttlecock with hi iile,
and yet is miraculously preserved ! Why,
Rose, you pique mc to the combat!"
To he Continued.
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