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ClUt'.VGO t'OUSt'i to., Clacuiio, III.
The Irish Bride of an Englishman.
X STORY OF THESE TIMES.
" es, 1 shall say" anxiously.
"You will say " Here he hrcaks
down iomominiously, and coulisses by
his inability to riroeeed (hat lie doesn't
in the least know what it is she can say.
'I know," says Mmm, bri',htenine;,
and putting on an air so different trum
her own usual unaffected one as to
strike lier listener with awe. "I shall
say, 'Oh! thanks, quite loo awfully
iuueh, don't you know? hut (ieotlicy
and 1 didn't lind it a hit lon, and wo
were warm as wool all the time.' ''
At this apiKillintf speech (ieulliey's
calculations all through, and he gives
uimsdf up to imdisiruisnl mirth.
"If you say all that," he sav s, "there
will he wigs on the kivcii: that's Irish,
isn't it? or soinet hiiig like it. and very
well applied, too. The lirst pait of your
Pjieoch sounded like Toole or liioiiKh,
1 m not sure which."
"Well, it .'(. in a t!i-atre heard it,"
confesses Mona, meekly: "it was a great
lord who said it on the stage, so I
thought it would he all right."
"Hreat lords are not necessarily fault
lessly correct cither on oroir the stage,"
says (Jeolliey. "Hut, just for choice,!
prefer them off of it. o, that will not
do at all. When my mother addresses
you, you are lo answer her hack again
in tones even colder than her own, and
"Hut, (.enffrey. why should I he cold
to your Mother? Sine you wouldn't
have rue I uncivil to her, of all peo
ple?" "Not uncivil, hut cool. You wilt sny
to her. 'It was rather hettcr than I an
ticipated, thank von,' And then, if you
manage to look boinl.il, will he (uite
correct, so l;ir, and von may tell your
self you have scored one."
"1 may say that horrid speech, hut 1
certainly can't pretend I was hored
during our drive, because I am not,"
"I ki'ow umt. If I was not utterly
sure of it I should instantly commit
suicide hy piecipiialing mvself under
the cui i iage-wheels," savs ( icoffrey.
"Still 'let us dissemble'.' Now say
what I told voii."
Su Mrs. Kodiicv savs. "It was rather
U'tter than I anticipated, thank you,"
in a tone, so h y that his is warm be
"Hut suppose she doesn't sav a word
about the drive?" savs Mona. thoiHit
1U llv- "Mow will it be then:'"
"hhe is safe lo say soiuetluug about
it and that will do for any i lung " savs
ltodncy out of the fonhshncs,if his
, ...I i 1... . .
AIIU IHMY INK MOISCM H1.IV,' Up llCItire A
hrilliantly-lighted hall, the doors of
which me (blown wide open as though
in hospitable expectation ol their com
inir. (icoffrey. leading Ids wife into the
hall, p;uis!S lienealh n central swinging
lamp, to examine her critically. The
f outuiuu w ho is in Ktteuikuce ou thciu
has jjone on before to announce their
coming; they hip thercfoie for the ino
Moim in looking lovclv, n little pie,
perhaps from some natural agitation,
hut her pallor only mid a to the luster of
licr gn at blue eyes and lends an addi
tional sweetness to the ripeness of hex
lips. Her hair is a little loose, hut emi
nently becoming, and altogether she
looks'as like mi exquisite painting hs
one can conceive.
"Take oil your hat," Kays Ceoffrey,
in a tone that gladdens her heart, so
full it is of love and admiration; and,
having removed her hat, she follows
him through halls and one or two ante-
i s until they reach the library, into
which the man ushers them.
It is a verv pretty room filled with a
subdued light, and with a blazing tire
at one end. All bespeaks home, and
warmth, ami comfort, but to Mona in
her present state it is desolation itself.
Thethiee occupants of the room rise
us she enters, and Mona's heart dies
within her. as a very tall statuesque
woman, drawing herself up languidly
from a lounging-chair, comes leisurely
up to her. Tlieie is no welcoming
haste in her movements, no gracious
smile, for which her guest is thirsting,
upon her thin lips.
She is dressed in black velvet, and has
a can of richest old lace upon her head.
To the quick sensibilities of the Irish
girl it becomes known without a word
that she is not to look for love from
this stately woman, with her keen,
scrutinizing glance and cold, unsmiling
A choking sensation, rising from her
heart, almost stops Mona's breath; her
mouth 1'ci Is pan lied and dry; her eyes
widen. A sudden fear oppresses her.
How is if going to be in all the future?
Is ( icolfrcy's-her own husband's
mother to lie her enemy?
I,adv Rodney holds out her hand, and
Mona'lays hers within it.
"So glad you have come," says Lady
Rodney, in a tone that beliesher words,
and in'a sweet silvery voice that chills
the heart of the listener. "We hardly
thought we should see you so soon, the
trains heie ate so uupunctiial. 1 hope
the carnage was in time."
"It was rather better than I antici
pated, thank you," not in the haughty
tone adopted by her half an hour ago,
but in an unnerved and frightened
At this remarkable answer to a very
ordinary and polite quest ion, Iidy Rod
ney staics at Mona for a moment, and
then turns abruptly away to greet
Ueoffrcy. Whfieuon Captain Uodney,
corning' foi ward, tells Mona he is glad
to see her. kindly hut carelessly, and
then a young man, w ho has been stand
ing up io this silently upon the hearth
rug, advances, and takes Mona's hand
in a w ii ni cla.-p. and looks down upon
her with verv triendlv eyes.
At his touch, at his glance, the first
sense of comfort Mona has felt since
her entry inio the room falls upon her.
This man. at least, is surely of the same
kith and kin as (icoffrey. and to linn
her heart opens gladly, gratefully.
He has heard the remarkable speech
made to his mother, ami has drawn his
own conclusions therefrom, "(ieotlrev
ha : hi en coaching the poor little soul,
and putting absurd wonls into her
mouth, w ith -as is usual in all such
cases a very brilliant result." So he
tells himself, and is, as we know, cIom
to the truth.
He tells Mona she is very welcome,
anil, still holding her hand, draws her
over to the tire., mil moves a big arm
chair in front of it. in which he en
sconces her. bidding her warm heiself,
and make herself (as he savs wit h a
kindly smile that has still kinder mean
ing ni it ) "quite at home."
Then he stoops and iinf,i.-U iis her
si alskin jai lo I . ami lakes it oil' her . and
in fact pays her all the little attentions
that lie iu his power.
"You are Sir Nicholas?" questions
she at last, gaining courage to speak,
and raisimr hoi' t'ves to his full of en
treaty, and just a touch of that pathos
that seems of right to belong to the
eyes of all h ish women.
'"Yes," returns he, with a smile. "I
am Nicholas.'' lie ignores the burner
title, "(ieolfrev. I expect, spoke to vou
of nie as "old Nick;' lie has never called
me anything else since we were hoys."
"lie has often called you that; hut,"
shyly "now that I have, seen you, I
don't think the name suitsyoii a Int."
Sir Nicholas is quite pleased. There
is a sort of unconscious llattery in the
gravity of her tone and expression that
amuses almost as much as it pleases
him. What a funny child she is! and
hovv unspeakably lovely! Will Doalie
Hut there is yet .mother introduction
tube gone through. From the door
way Violet Mansergh comes up to (icof
frey, clad in some soft pale shimmei ing
stuff, and holds (nit to him her hand.
"What a time you have lieen away!"
she says, with a pretty, slow smile, that
has not a particle of embarrassment or
consciousness in it. though she is unite
aware that .Jack Uodney is watching
her closely. I'erhaps, indeed, she is se
cretly amused at his severe scrutiny.
"You will introduce nie to your wife?"
she asks, alter a few minutes, in her
even, Imiiinnte voice, and is then taken
up to the big arm-chair before the tire,
and introduced to Mona.
"Dinner will be ready in a few min
utes; of course, we shall excuse vour
dressing to-night," says Lady Kodney,
addressing her son far more than Mona,
though the words presumably are meant
for her. Whereupon Moiia.'risiug from
her chair with a siglL of relief, follows
(ieolfrev out ot the room and up-stairs.
" Well?" says Sir Nicholas, as a deadly
silence continues for some time after
their departure, "what do you think of
"She is painfully deficient; positively
without brains." savs Lady Uodney,
with conviction. "What was the an
swer she mailt! me when 1 asked about
the carriage? Something utterly out
side the mark."
"She is not. brainless; she was only
frightened. It certainly was an ordeal
coming to a house for the lirst time to
he, m ellecl , stared at. And she. is very
"And perhaps unused to society," puts
in Violet, mildly. As she speaks slut
picks up a tiny feather that has clung
to her gown, and lightly blows it awav
from her into the air.
"She looked aw fully cut on. poor lit
tle thing," says .lack, kindly. "You
were the only one she opened her mind
to, Nick. What, did she say? Hid she
betray the ravines of u luiialic or the
inanities of a loo?'
"Then, no doubt, slm heaped upon
you priceless gems of Irish wit in her
"She said very little; hut she looks
good and true. After all, tieoffrey
might have dono worse."
"Worse!" repeats his mother, tn
withering tone. In this mood she Is not
luce, and a very little of her sullices.
"She is decidedly good to look at , at
all events." savs Nicholas, slutting
ground, "lion t you think no, Violet? "
"I think she is ihe loveliest woman I
ever huw' returns Miss Manseieh,
decision. If cold, sh is just, and abov
the pettiness of disliking a woman h
cause she may he counted more worthy
of ndniiiation than herself.
"I am glad you are all pleased," says
Lady ltodneyi in a peculiar tone: and
then the gong sounds, and they all rise,
as (ieolTrey and Mona once more make
their appearance. Sir Nicholas gives
his ai in to Mona, and so licgins her lirst
evening at the Towers.
All through the night Mona scarcely
shuts her eves, so full is her mind of
trouble and perplexing thoughts. At
last her brain grows so tired that she
cannot pursue any subject to its end. so
she lies silently awake, watching for
the coming of tlietaidy dawn.
At last as she grows weary for wish
ing for it,
Conn' I'inli wlib pllifi lm ntep In mnlcc irriiy."
Naturally an early riser, Mona slips
noiselessly' from her bed, lest she shall
wake lieo'llrey. and having accomplish
ed her toilet w ithout the assistance of a
maid, she leaves her room, and, softly
descending the stairs, sallies forth into
the gray and early morning.
Hut which way to go? To Mona all
round is an undiscovered country, and
for that reason possesses an indescriba
ble charm. Finally, she goes "up the
avenue, beneath the gaunt and lealless
elms, and midway, seeing a small path
that leads she knows not whither, she.
turns aside, and follows it, until she
loses herself in the lonely wood.
Mona is happy; the walk has done her
good, and warmed her blood, and
brought a color, soft ami rich as car
mine, to her cheeks. She has followed
Hip winding path for about an hour,
briskly, and with a sense of bim-clre
that only the young and godly can know,
when suddenly she becomes aware that
some one is following her.
She, tunc? slowly, and finds her fellow
pedestrian is a young man clad in a suit
of impossible tweed. The stranger is
advancing slowly; he is swarthy, and
ceitaiuly not prepossessing. His hair
is of that shade and texture that sug
gests unpleasantly the negro. His lips
are a trifle- thick, his eyes like sloes.
There is, too. an expression of low cun
ning in these latter features that breeds
di.-ti list in the beholder.
The st ranger, having come quite near,
raises his head, and, seeing her. starts
naturally, and comes to a stand-still.
I'or a full half minute he stares unpar
donahly. and then lifts his hat. Mona
who. as we have seen, is not great in
emergencies--fails to notice tne rude
ness, in her own embarrassment, and
therefore bows politely in return to his
she is wondering who he can lie, when
he bn aks the silence.
"It is an early hour to be astir," he
says, awkwardly; then, finding she.
makes no response, he goes on, still
more awkwardly, "Can you tell nie if
this path will lead nie to the road to
"I am sorry I can tell you nothing."
says Mona. shaking her head. "I was
never in this wood U-fore; I know noth
ing of it."
should know all about it." says the
st rainier, with a curious contraction of
the ni iseles of his face, which it may
lie he means for a sinde. "In time I
shall no doubt, hut at present it is a
sealed hook t me. Hut the fuiute will
break all seals as far ai least as Rodney
Towers is com ei ucd."
Then she knows she is shaking to
"the Australian" fas she has heard him
calledi. and. ht'ing her head, examines
his face with renewed interest. Not a
pleasant taee, by any nuans. vet not
altogether had. as shetells hersrdf in the
genelesity of her dealt.
"lam a stranger. I know nothing."
she says, ay.un. hardly Knowing what
to sav. 'and moving a little as though
she would depart.
"I suppose I am speaking to Mrs.
Rodney. ' he says, guessing wildly, yet
correctly, as it turns out. having heard,
as all the country has besides, that the
bride is expected at the Towers during
the week. He has never all this time
removed his black eyes from the jierfect
face before linn wilh its crimson head
gear. He is as one fascinated, who
cannot yet explain where the fascina
"Yes, I am Mrs. Rodney," savs Mona,
feeling some pride in her wedded name,
in spile of the fact that two whole
months have gout! by since lirst she
"You haven't asked me who I am."
says Iht! stranger, as though eager to
detain her at any cost, st ill without a
smile, and always with his eyes fixed
upon her face. It seems as tliough he
posil ivcly cammf remove them, so riv
eted are they.
"No:" she might in all truth have ad
ded, "because 1 did not care to know,"
hut what she does say (for incivility to
an enemy would he impossible to Mima)
is. "I thought perhaps you would not
Lvcn this is a small, if unconscious,
cut. considering what objectionable, cu
riosity he evinced about her name. Hut
the Australian is above small cuts, for
the good reason that he. seldom sees
"Iain Paul Rodney." he now volun
teers, "your husband's cousin, yon
know, f suppose," with a darkening of
his whole face, "now I have told yon
who I am, it will not sweeten your lik
"I have heard of vou." savs Mona,
quietly. Then, pointing to that part of
the wooil whither he would go, she says,
coldly, "1 regret that I cannot tell you
where this path lewis to. Hood-morning."
With this she inclines her head, and
without another word goes hack by the
way she has come.
When she is quite gone, he pulls him
self together with a jerk, draws a Heavy
sigh, and, thrusting ins hands deep into
his pockets, continues bis walk.
At breakfast Mona betrays the fact
that she has nit t Haul Rodney during
her morning ramble, and tells all that,
has passed between him and her, on
being (losely questioned, which news
has the effect of bringing a cloud to the
brow of Sir Nicholas and a frown to
that, of his mother.
"Such presumption, walking in our
wood without permission," she says,
"My dear mother, you forget the path
leading from the southern gate to I'lum
ston road hiis been open to the public
lor geneialioiiH. He was at perfect lib
erty to walk there."
"Nevertheless, it is very had taste his
taking advantage, of that absurd per
mission, considering how he is circum
stanced with regard tn us," says Lady
Rodney. " You wouldn't do it yourself,
Nicholas, though you Hud excuses for
"Oh, no. I shouldn't," he says, gently;
and then the subject drops.
And here perhaps it will be ns well to
explain the trouble that at this time
weighs heavily upon the Rodney family.
Old Sir (ieorge Rodney, grandfather
of tliu present baronet, Jiad two hoiih.
Iicv and haled deovge. the entail
having been broken duungthelast gen
eral ion, he made awill disinherit ing the,
elder son. Hut before this (icorgc,
unahl" to hear longer the ignominy of
jus position, left home. None knew
where he hal gone, save Llspeth, the
old nurse, w ho had loved Sir lumcelot,
the grandfather of (icoffrey and (icorgc,
when she bei self was a young, rosy
vhenlho dark, wayward, handsome
young man went nway, the hcaif of
Hlspcth went with him, and she alone
perhaps knew anything of his depart
ure. To his father his absence was ft
relief, and the old man jnado his will,
leaving all lie possessed nave the title
and some outside property which ho did
liol possess - to his younger son.
Rut when, after his death. Ihey came
to look for the will, lo! it was nowhere
to be tonnd. Kiich drawer and desk and
rahuicl wasseaiclicd to no avail, and
when there came, one morning, news of
1 ho lost I if n go's demise ill Australia,
the, seal' 'h (Mew languid and tin1 will
was forgot It n, and N icholas, accepting
the righilul heir's death as a happy
fact, as ended the throne and reigned
peacefully lor many years.
Rut again news came liom Australia
that the former t idiugs had been false,
(ieorge Rodney had died only a twelve
month since, and his son was coining
to dispute Sir N icholus's right to huiisu
and home ami 1 1 1 lo.
ud now where was the missing will?
( M l l .pclh was dead -and none of the
old mm mils wi re alive -- only the second
nephew of old Klspeth, who had lived
Willi In r fur many years, who had gone
to Au".i i 1 1 -i on her death and had not
bi'cn In iif.'l from since.
And now the young man had como
amllhcv saw that he was very dark,
and very morose, ami very objectiona
ble R,d beseemed to have plenty of
money, and when he took a shooting
box near the Tow eis their indignation
knew no hound':.
Sir Nicholas declared his intention of
being civil to him. He was his father's
brother's child, and as he hail commit
ted no sin, ami was only trying to re
claim bis own, he would have him
recognized at least w i'li common Hlitc
ness. And so matters stood when Mona
came to the Towers.
en ri Kit xvit.
To fain Lady Rodney's fiiendslpp is
a more diMiciilt' thing than Mona in her
ignorance bad imairmcd, and she is de
termined to he ice itself to her poor lit
tle guest. As for her love, whmi first
Mona's eyes bt upon her she abandoned
all hope of ever gaming that.
With Captain Rodney and Sir Nicho
las she makes w a at once, though she
is a little nervous and ilepressed, and
not altogether like her uual gav
cio.i self. She is thrown back upon
herself, and. like a timid snail, recoils
sadly into her shell.
Yet N" it ui!'. sooner or Liter, must as
sert itself: and after a day or two a
rmg;ng laugh breaks from her. or a
Illi'lIV jes(. that does (icnfTrey's heart
good, and brings an answering 1 High
and jest to the hps of her new hi others.
")f Violet Mansergh -who is s1 ill at
Hip Towers, her father being abroad
and I-ady Rodney Unrig very desirous
of havmj her with her - she 'know- lit
tle. Violet is cold, hut quite civil, as
Knglisl'Wonien will be until they know
vou. !( is. lrf-siii.e. somewhat prejn
d.ced against Mona, he -v.ts--being
honest herself--she has lieheved all the
fale t des told her of the Irish girl
Of Lvlv Rodney's studied dislike
Mona's sensitive nature could not long
remain in ignorance; yet. having a clear
conscience, and not know.ng in what
she bas orleinleil -save in ('leaving to
the mi.ii Mif, loved, even to the cv(ert
of nianvitig him. she keeps calm
eonuteriaiiee. ami bravely waits what
t:tne rnav bring.
( )nc day. speaking of Sir Nicholas to
Lady Rodney, she had as was most
natural failed him "Nicholas." Hut
she had been cast back nKin herself and
humiliated to the eaiMi by his mother's
look of cold disapproval and the empha
sis she had hud upon the "St" Nicho
las when next speaking of him.
This had widened the breach more
than all the rcst.thnngh Nicholas him
self being ij'iite fascinated by her, tries
earnestly to make her happy and at
lo on' w:th him.
About a wo k after her smival she
having expressed her admiration of
ferns lh night before - he diaws her
hand through his arm and takes her to
his own private sanctum, off which a
fernery has been thrown, ho being mi
enthusiastic grower of Hud lovidy weed.
Mona is enchanted with the ninny va
rieties she sees that ate unknown to
her, and, lieing very much not of th!
world, is not ashamed to express her
delight. Looking carefully through all,
she yet notices that a tiny one, dear to
her, because common to her sweet Kil
larney. is not among his collection.
She tells him of it, and he is deeply
interested: and when she proposes to
write and get him one from her native
soil, he is as glad as a school-hoy prom
ised a new bat, and her conquest of Sir
Nicholas is complete.
And indeed the thought of this dis
tant fern is as dear to Mona as to him.
1'or to her comes a rush of tender joy,
as she tells herself she may son be
growing iu this alien eaith a green
plant lorn from her fatherland.
"Hut, I hope you will not lw disap
pointed when you see it," she says,
gently. "Yon have the real Killaniey
tern, Sir Nicholas, I can see; the other
I speak of, though to me almost as love
ly, is not a bit like it."
She is very careful to give him hjs
title, ever since that encounter with his
"I shall not be disappointed. I have
read all about it," returns he, enthusi
astically. Then, as though the though
hafl just struck Inm, he Nays,
"Why don't vou call me Nicholas, an
Mona hesitates, then says, shyly,
with downcast eyes.
"I'erhaps Lady Rodney would not
1 1 er face bet rays more than she knows.
"It doesn't matter in the least what
any one thinks on this subject," savs
Nicholas, with a slight frown. "I shall
esteem it a very great, honor if you will
call me by my Christian name. And, he
sides, Mona, I want you to try to care
for me,-to love me, as I am your
Tbo ready tears spring into Mona's
eyes, she is more deeply, passionately
g'ralcful to him for this small siwech
than ho will ever know,
"Now that, is very kind of yon," she
savs, lifting her eves, humid with tears,
to his. "And I think it will take only
a very little time to love you!"
After this, she and Sir Nicholas are
even better friends than they have been
before, a silent bond of sympathy
seeming to exist between them.
Of course everybody that is anybody
has called on the new Mrs. Rodney.
The Duchess of Lauderdale, who is
un old friend of liiidy Uodney'B, and
try house to please her ; on !ht young
duke, who is entertaining a IioiimHuI
of friend i. is almost the lo -1 to come.--And
Lady l.uias K.ilu,.. the serious
nnd earnest mi u ..;,.., icsthetic, -
than whom noibuei can i urnm mij(.
ically coiretl uci "id dig io her ow
school. is pel haps I be second, but to
both, unfortunately Mona is "not at
And very honestly, too, because at.
the time of their visits, when Lady Rod
ney was enteitainiim them in the big
drawing-room and uttering platitudes
and pretty lies by the score, she was
deep in the recesses of the hare brown
wood, roaming hither and thither In
search of surh few llowcrs as braved
the wintry blast i.
For all this Lady Rodney is devoutly
thankful. She is glad of the girl's tili
soiico, She b;i no desire to exhibit her,
prejudice making Mona's few small de
fects look monstrous in her eyes. Yet
these same defects might peihaps be
counted on the lingeis of one band.
And by degrees, beneath her inllu
em e, Mona glows palo and tlixirnit, and
in many respects unlike her old joyous
Rolf. Lach cold lcpiovlng gliiiiee'iind
sneering word - however carefully con
cealedfalls like a tom b of ice upon
her heart, chilling and withering her
clad youth. Hp to this she has led a
bird's life, gay, inniMiniit, free, and
caieless. Now her song seems checked,
her sweetest notes are dying fast away
through lack of sympathy. She is
"cubbed, cabined, and conlined,"
through no fault of her own, ami grows
listless and dispirited in her captivily.
A ml (icnlTiey, who is blind to nothiiiL'
that concerns her, notices all this, and
secretly determines on taking her away
from iill this foolish persecution, to
lidiidou or elsewhere, until such 1iuie
as their ow n home will be icady to re
Hut at this bieak in my history, al
most as he foi ins this resolution, an
event occurs that brings fi lends to Mo
na. mid changes in Inio the aspect of affairs.
(ii.M in: xvm.
"I hope you have had a nic Walk?"
says Violet, politely, drawingjior skirts
aside to ni-ike room for Mona. who has
just come in.
It is quite half pa-t six; find though
tin re is no light in the room, save the
glorious flames given forth by the pine
logs that lie on the top of the coals, still
one can see that the occupants of the
apartment are dressed for dinner.
Miss Hailing -Sir Nicholas's fvntrrf
and her brother are expected to-night;
and so the household generally has
dn ssed itself earlier than usual to he in
full readiness to receive them.
"Very nice," she says, iu answer to
Violet's question, sinking into the chait
that Miss Mansergh. by a small gesture,
half languid, half kindly, has pushed
towards her, and which is close to Vio
let's own. "I went op the avenue, and
then out upon the road for about a
haH' a mile.'
"it is a very lat hour for any one to
he on a public road." savs Lady Rodney,
unpleasantly, mute forget t in if t hat peo
ple, as a rule, do not go abroad in pale
blue satin gowns, and that thereto!
M'lcp time must have elap-d N't ween
M'-na's Mum fi"M her walk and the
lonning of her present attire. Ami so
she o'.el-re.iches h'l .-.'If, as clever poo
pie .v.il do -onict lines.
"It was two hours ago," says M
gen'lv. "Ami then it was mfde
light.' or ;tt least." truthfully-"
(be beginning . if dusk."
"I Hunk the days ate lengthenit
sav - Yio'cf, (jiiiilfv. defending M
!inisiisriiius!y. and almost wit!
kin wuigwhy. Yet m her In-iirt - ag.t
hi r will as it weie .-.he is making n
for this Irish giil. who. with her p,
ajip' alir'ir eves and tender ways, is
lo he resisted.
" I had a small adventure," savs Mi
presently, with suppressed gavety.
Iiergavelvof late has I icon supples:
".Inst as I came back to the gate b
some one came i 'ling by. and I tor
to see who it was. at which his hof:
as though IVghtiied by niv sud
movement--shied viisou-lv . and t
reared so near me as to almost sti
me with his fore paws. I was fii)
ened rather, because it was all So t
den. anil sprang to one side. Then
gentleman got down. and. couiiilt
me. lieggcd my paidon. I said it di
matter, localise i was really uninjii
and it was all mv fault. Rut be see
very soiiy, anil lit was desk as I
you, and I behove he is 'diort-sigh
stared at me a irieat deal.'"
" Well?" says Violet, who is smiling,
and seems to see a joke where Mona
fails to see any thing amusing,
" When he was tired of stilling, he
said. 'I su pini.se 1 am speaking to '
and then he stopped. 'Mrs. Rodney,'
replied I; and then he raised his pat.
and bowed, and gave me hiscard. After
that he mounted again, arid rode away."
"Hut who was this gentleman?" savs
Lady Rodney, superciliously. "Nodoiiht
some draper from the town."
"No: he was not a draper," savs Mo
na, gently, and without baste.
"Whoever he was. he hardly excelled
in bleeding." says Lady Rodney: "to
ask your mime without an int roduction!
I never heard of such a thing. Very
execrable form, indeed. In your place
I should not. have given it. And to
manage his horse so bat llv that he nearly
ran you down, lie could hardly he any
one wp know. Some petty squire, no
"No; not a petty squire." say s Mona:
"and I think you do know him. Ami
why should I be ashamed to tell my
name to any one?"
"The question was strictly in bad
taste," says Lady Rodney, again. "No
well-bred man would ask' it. I can hard
ly believe I know him. lie must have
been some impossible person."
"He was the Duke of Lauderdale,"
says Mona, simply. "Here is hiscard."
'!) be OmHnwd
Historians generally areu that (!cti
cral Washington's (le:ith was caused by
a cold contracted by exposure while
riding on horsehsek on a cold Decem
ber day. Mrs. Young, the last surviv
ing child of Wellington's steward, An
derson, herself just deceased, related
recently huw Washington's death might
have been averted. It is Irue that ho
caught the cold rcferrml toaml returned
Inline; bul ho was then summoned to
give insiruclioiis about the completion
of a boat, and while standing without
hut or overcoat on the banks of the Po
tomac, the chilling blasts incrciised tliu
cohl, which proved fatal.
The l'resbyterian Foreign Misj.ion
Hoard has spent .V.I'J.tini) in tlm pnst
year. It has now accepted thirty new
missionaries, mostly joung men. Kx
iectit)g a great increase of work this
year, it asks for an additional 100,1)1)0
iihovo customary receipts.
Cliilln ami Fever.
Sliiiinonn I.ivht Id a?ie
lie in Mien lirciikft 10
clnlln mul ruin," tli
fi.VIT Ollt Ol 111!' HJHll'lll.
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lie I run.
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