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The Irish Bride of an Englishman.
A. STORY OF THESE TIMES.
It touches (lie hearts of all who hear
it as she sines it, and brings tears to
t lie eyes of the. duchess. So used the,
little' fragile daughter to sing who is
now chant injr in heaven!
There is no vehement applause as Mo
na takes her lingers from the keys, but
every one says, "Thank you," in a low
tone. (ieofl'Vey, (joins; up to her, leans
over her chair and whispers, with some
"You did not mean it, Moim.did you?
You are content hero with me? you
have no regret?''
At whieh Mona turns round to hiin a
faee very pale, but full of such love as
should rejoice the heart of any man,
and says, tremulously,
'I;iiling. do you need an answer?"
"Then w h v did you choose that song?"
"I hardly know."
"I was hateful to you just now, and
"Were you? I have forgotten it,M re
plies she", smiling happily, the color
coming had; to her cheeks." Whereupon
Paul Rodney's browsconlract. and with
a muttered curse he turns aside and
leaves the room, and then the house,
without another word or backward
"Must you really go. ieolTrev? real
ly?" asks'Momi, miserably, looking the
very personification of despair. She has
asked the same question in the same
tone ever since early dawn, and it is
now four o'clock.
"Yes, really. Horrid bore, isn't it?
bu county dinners must he attended,
awl Nicholas will do nothing. I lenities,
it isn't fair to ask him just now, dear
old fellow, when he lias so much upon
"Hut jou have snmet Inner on your
iniiAl, too. You have w. Why don't
"Well. I rather think be has Violet
on bis mind. Did you ever see anything
no spooney us they . looked all through
dinner yesterday and luncheon to-day?
1 didn't think it was in Violet."
"1 id she never look at yon like that?"
asks Mona. malicioualv; "in the early
nays, i mean, neiore nciore "
' I fell a victim to your charms? No.
.Tack has it all to himself so far as 1 am
concerned. Well, I must be off, you
know. U is a tremendous drive, ami
I'll barely do it in lime. I shall be back
almut two in the morning. '
"Not until two?" says Mona, growing
"I can't well get away b fore that,
you know, as Wigley is a good wav oil.
llut I'll try all 1 know. And, alter all."
aays (ieolfrey, with a view Ui cheering
her, "it isn't as bad as if 1 was ordered
off Homewhere for a week, is it?"
"A week! I should he dead when you
came back." declares Mrs. (ieoffrey,
with pome vehemence, and a glance that
nhows hhe can dissolve into tears at a
'Some fellows go away lor months,"
Bays fleoffrey, still honestly bent on
cheering her, but unfortunately going
the wrong way to work.
"Then thev oucht to be ashamed of
themselves, says Mona. with much in
disrnation, "Months, indeed!"
MVhv, they can't help it." explains
M. "iney are sent, nair me time."
'Then the people who send them
should be ashamed! lint what about
the other half of their time that they
epend away from home?"
"Oh, I don't know; that
was a mere
r in i i
figure of my speech," says Mr. Rodney,
who is afraid to say such absence are
caused bvnn innate love of freedom and
a vile desire for liberty at anv cost, and
has nothing 'lsfl handy. "Now don't
stay moping up here when 1 go, but
run down stairs and find the girls and
make yourself happv with them."
"J hippy?" reproachfully. "I shan't
know a nappy moment until I see you
"Nor I till I see you," says (ieoffrey,
earnestly, actually U'lieving what he
"I shall do nothing but look at the
clock, and listen for the sound of the
"Mona, you mustn't do that. Now,
I shall be leally annoyed if you insist
on sittiiigup for me aiid so lose a Hood
night's rest. Now. don't darling. It
will only take it out of you, and make
you iialeand languid next day."
"llut I shall he more content so; and
even if I went to bed I could not sleep.
Uesides. I shall not be companionless
when the small hours begin to creep up
" Kh?" says (ieoffrey.
"No; I shall have him with me; but
bush! It is quite a secret," placing her
linger on her lips.
" 'Hun?'- whom?" demands her hus
band, with pardonable, vivacity.
"My own old net," says MrsOeoffrey,
still mysteriously, and with the fondest
"(iood gracious, Mona, whom do you
mean?" asks he, aghast both at tier
look and tone.
"Why, Spice, of course," opening her
eyes. "Didn't you know, why, what
else could I mean?"
"I don't know, I'm sure; but really
the way you expressed vourself. ami
Yes, of course, Spice will he company,
the very best company for vou."
"I think 1 shall have Ailspip too,"
goes on, Mona. "llut sav nothing. If
T.iidv liodney knew it she would not al
low it for a moment, llut Jenkins"
(the old butler) "has promised to man
age it nil for me, and to smuggle my
dear dogs up to my room without any
one being in the' least the wiser."
If you have Jenkins on your side
yon are pretty sale," savs "(ieoffrey.
l'My mother is more afraid of Jenkins
than you would be of a land-leaguer.
Well, good bye again. 1 must ho oil."
"What horse are you taking?" asks
she. holding him back.
"Black I less."
"Oh, (ieoffrey, do you want to break
mv heart. Sine voii know he is the
most vicious animal in the whole sta
bles. I ake any horse but that.
"Well, if only to oblige you, I'll take
''What! the horrid brute that puts
back his ears and shows the whites of
his eyes? (ieoffrey, once for all, I de
sire you to have nothing to do with
"Anything to please you," says (ieof-
fry, who is laughing by this time. "May
I trust my precious bones to Maerin?
lie is quite niieen; nns only one eye,
and has..a shameless disregard for tho
"Ye es; he will do." savs Mona. af
ter a second's careful thought, and even
now reluctant iv.
"I think 1 ,nv myself behind Mazerin,
at this time of "day, says Mr. Rod
ney, heartlessly. "You don't catch mo
at it. if I know it. I'm not sure what
horse I shall have, but I trust to Thom
as to give me a good one. For the last
time, good-bye again; you amiable
young goose, and don't expect me till I
So saying, he embraces her warmly,
and, running down-stairs, jumps into
Ihe dog-cart, and drives away uehind
tho "vicious Hlack Hess."
Mona watches him from her window,
as far as Hie curve in the avenue will
permit, and. having received and re
turned his farewell wave of the hand,
sits down, and taking out her handker
chief, indulges in a good cry.
it is the nrst time since their mar
riage that she and (.ieoffrey have been
parted, and it seems to her a hard thing
that such partings should be. A sens
of desolation creeps over her a sense
of loneliness she has never before
Then she remembers her promise, to
go down to the girls, and abstain from
t retting, and. rising bravely, she bathes
her eyes, and goes down the marble
staircase through the curtained alcove
towards the small drawing-room, where,
one of the servants tells her, the family
The door of the room she is approach
ing is wide open, and inside, as she
draws nearer, it becomes apparent that
some one, is talking very loudly, and
with much emphasis, and' as though de-
icrmineu not to lie silenced. Argument
is plainly the order ot.tho hour.
as .Mona comes still nearer, the words
of the speaker reach her. and sink into
her main. It is JMy Rodney who is
holding forth, and what she says floats
lightly to Mona's ears. She is still ad
vancing, unmindful of anything but the
fact that she cannot see (ieoffrey again
for more hours than she cares to count,
when the following words become clear
to her, and drive, the color from her
"And those dogs forever at her heels!
- positively, she is half a savage. The
whole thing is in keeping, and quite de
testable. Mow can you expect mo to
welcome a girl who 'is without family
and absolutely penniless? Why, 1 am
convinced that misguided boy bought
her even her trousseau!"
Mona Imd no time to hear tnore; pale,
imi collected, sue waiKS aeuneraieiy
into the room, anil up to Lady Rodney.
"You are mistaken in one point," she
savs slowly. "I may be savage, penni
less, without family but I bought my
own trousseau. I do not sav this to ex
cuse myself, because I should not mind
taking' anvthhur from (ieoffrey: but 1
think it a pity vou should not know the
truth. 1 had some money oi my own,
very little, l allow, nut enough to iur
nisb me with wedding garments."
ller coming is a thunderbolt, her
speech lightning. Lady Rodney changes
color, and is for once utterly discon
"I bej; vour pardon," she manages to
sav. "Of course had 1 known you were
listening at the door. 1 should not have
said what I did."-this last w ith a de
sire to offend.
"1 was not listening at the door," says
Mona, with dignity, yet with extreme
difficulty; some hand seems clutching at
her heart-strings, and he who should
have been near to succor her is far
away. "I never." haughtily, "listened
at a door in all my life. should not
understand how to do it. Her Irish
blood is up. and there is a distinct em
phasis upon the pronoun. "You have
wronged nie twice!"
Her voice falters. Instinctively she
looks round for help. She feels desert
ed, alone. No one speaks. Sir Nich
olas ami violet, who are in the room,
are as yet almost too shocked to have
command of words; and presently the
silence becomes unbearable.
Two tears gather, and roll slowly
down Moua'8 white cheeks. And then
Romehow her thoughts wander back to
the old farm-house at the side of tho
mil, with me spreamng trees nenind it,
mill to the sanded floor and the coo
dairy, and the warmth of the love- that
niioiuuieii mere, aim me uncie. wtio, if
rough, was at least ready to believe her
latest action whatever it might, ho
mily one degree more perfect than the
one that went before it.
She turns away in a desolate fashion.
ami moves toward the door; but Sir
Nicholas having recovered from his
stupefaction by this time, follows her,
and placing his arm round her, bends
over her tenderly, and presses her face
igamst his siiouuier.
"Mv dearest child, do not take things
so dreadfully to heart," he says en
treatirgly and soothingly; "it is all a
mistakrt; and my mother will, I know,
be the lust to ackiiowlege herself in
'1 reflet " licirins Lady Rodnev.
Btoiiily, but Mona, by a gesture, stays
lii'v. . . .
"No. no, she says, drawing lierseir
up and speaking with a touch of pride.
that sils very sweeny on ner, i neg
vou will say nothing. Mem words
could not cure tho wound you have in
Hided." She avs her hand uion her heart, as
though she would say, "The wound lies
here," and once more turns to the door.
Violet, nsuig, lungs from her tho
work sho has been amusing herself with,
and, with a gesture of impatience very
foreign to her usual reserve, goes up to
JNiona, ana. slipping her arm round ner,
takes her quietly out of the room.
l'P the stairs sho takes her, and into
per own room, w ithout saving a word.
.1 hen she carefully turns tho key m tho
door, and. nlneing Mona in a large and
cov arm-cnair, stands opposite to her,
and t bus Ircgins:
Now listen. Mona." she savs in her
low voice, that even now. when she is
f.oiniuvhat. excited, fdiows no trace of
heat or haste, "lor.I Mhall spear to vou
uiiinl v. You must make up your mind
o Ladv Rodney. It is the common be
lief that mere birth will refine most peo
ple; but those who cling to that theory
will surely liml themselves mistaken.
Something more is required; I mean tho
nobility of soul that Nature gives to the
pea iaui as well as the peer, i his Lady
Rodney lacks; and at heart, in senti
ment, she is at times coarse. May I
say what I like to you?"
"Vou may," say's Mona, bracing hcr
fielf for the ordeal.
"Well, then, I would ask you to hard
en your heart, because sne will say
many unpleasant things to you, and
will be uncivil to you, simply because
she has taken it into her head that you
have done her an injury in that you
have married (ieoffrey. Hut do you
t ake no notice of her rudeness; ignore
her. think always of the time that is
coming when your own home will bo
ready for you, and where you can live
with (ieoffrey forever, without fear of
a harsh word or an unkind glance.
There must be comfort in thisthought."
She glances anxiously at Mona, who
is gazing into the tire with a slight
frown unou her brow, that looks sadly
out of place on thai smooth white sur
face. At Violet's last words it flies
away, not to rot urn.
'Comfort? 1 think of nothing else,"
she says, dreamily.
"On no account quarrel with Lady
Rodney. Rear for the next few weeks
(they will quickly pass) anything she
may say, rather than create a breach
between mother and son. You hear
"Yes. 1 hear you. Hut must you say
this? Have I ever sought a quarrel
wit h-Oeoff rev's mother?"
"No. no. indeed. You have behaved
admirably where most women would
have ignominioiisly failed. Let that
thiuight console you. To have a per
fect temper, such as yours, should be in
itself a source of satisfaction. And
now bathe your eyes, and make yourself
look even prettier than ever. A difficult
matter, isn't it?" with a friendly smile.
Mona smiles too iti return, though
still heavy at heart
Have you any rose-watee?" goes on
Miss Mausergh, in her matter-of-fact
manner. "No? A good sign that tears
and you are enemies. Well, 1 have, and
so I shall send it to you in a nKiment
Ion will use it.' '
Oh. vps, thank vou," says Mona.
who is both surprised and carried away
by the other s unexpected eloquence
"And now a last word, Mona. W hen
you come dow n to dinner to-night (and
ike care you are a little late) he gay
merry, wild with spirits, anything but
depressed, whatever it may cost you.
And 1 1 in the drawing-room, later on.
Ladv Hodnev should chance to drop her
handkerchief, or that eternal knitting,
do not stoop to pick it up. If her spec-
lades are on a distant table, forget to
see them. A nature such as hers could
not. understand a nature such as yours.
Tho more anxious you may seem to
please the more determined she will be
not to be pleased."
"Jail you like Lady Hodnoy?" says
Mona, in a puzzled tone.
"Very much indeed. Jlut her faults
are obvious, and 1 like vou too. I have
said more to you of her than I have ever
yet said to human being; why, J. know
not, because you are (comparatively
speaking) a stranger to me, whilst she
is my very good friend. et so it rests.
ion win, i know, keep Hutu with me."
"L am glad vou know that." savs
Mona. Then, going nearer to Violet,
she lays her baud upon her arm and re
gards her earnestly. The tears are still
glistening in her eyes.
"I don t think I should mind it if I
did not, feel so much alone. If I had -
pliuio III V0II1 In tu t." ulia uuvn. 1 OH
all like pie, I know, but I want to lie
loved." Then, tremulously, "Will you
try to love me?"
loiei iooks at ner criiicismgiy, i mi
elie smiles, and, placing her hand he
heath Mrs. (leoffrev's chin, turns Iier
face more to the fading light.
i es, uiai is just your greatest ins
fortune," she savs, meditatively. "love
at any price. You would die out of the
sunshine, or spoil, which would.be
worse, l ou will never be ouite happy.
I think; mid vet perhaps." with a faint
sigh, "you get your own good out of
vour hie. alter all. happiness mor in
iense, if briefer, than we more miitprial
people can know. There, shall I Ml
you something? 1 think vou have
gained more love In a short time than
any pcrnou I ever knew. You hsve
conquered me, at leasl; and, to tell ton
the truth," with a, slight grimace! "I
was quite determined not to like vm.
Now lie down, and in a minute or 'wo
1 shall semi Ilalkctt to you with Ihe
For the first time Rho stoops forward
and presses her lips to Mona's wamlv,
graciously. Then she leaves her, ind,
having told her maid to take the mso
wiiterto Mrs. Rodney, goes down-Blahs
again to the drawing-room.
Sir Nicholas is there, silent, but an
gry, as Violet knows by the frown upon
his brow. With his mother ho
quarrels, merely expressing disapproval
by such signs as an unwillingness to
speak, and a stern, grave line that
grows upon his lips.
"Of course you are all against me "
Ladv Rodnev Is saving, in a rather w..
terical tone. "Even you, Violet, hav
SUNDAY MOKNINO, AUGUST 20, 1882.
taken up that girl's cause!" Sho says
tins expectantly, as though calling on
her ally for support. Rut for once tho
ally fails her. Miss Mansergh main
tains nn unflinching silence, and seats
herself in her ow wicket chair before
the lire with all the air of one who has
made up her mind to the course she in
tends to pursue, and is not to bo enticed
from it. .
"Oh, yes, no doubt I am in the wrong,
because I cannot bring myself to adore
a vulgar girl who all day long shocks
nie with her Irishisms," goes on Lady
Rodney, almost in tears, born of vexa
l1"."', ARirl who 'vs, 'sure you know
I didn t,' or 'Ah! did ye now,' or 'In
deed I won t, then!' every other minute.
It is too much. What you all see in her
I can t imagine. And you too, Violet,
you condemn me, I can see.'"
" Yes, I think you are quite and alto
pother w rong," says Miss Mansergh, in
her cool manner, and without any show
of hesitation, selecting carefully from
the basket near her the exact shade of
peacock blue she will require for the
cornflower she is working.
Lady Rodney, rising hurriedly, sails
with offended dignity from the room.
Jenkins, the antediluvian butler,
Proves himself a man of his word.
There are. evidently, "no two ways"
about Jenkins. "Seeking the seclusion
that her chamber grants," about ten
o'clock to-night, after a somewhat
breezy evening with her mother-in-law,
aiuiia tiescries upon ner hearth-rug,
dozing blissfully, two huge hounds,
that raise their sleepy tails and heads to
welcome her, with the utmost conde
scension, as she enters her room.
Spice and Allspice are having a real
good time opposite her bedroom lire,
and, though peihaps inwardly astonish
ed at their promotion from a distant
kennel to the deeping apartment of
their fair mistress, are far too well bred
to betray any vulgar exaltation at the
Indeed, it is probably a fear lest she
shall deem them unduly elated that
causes them to hesitate before running
to greet her with their usual demonstra
tive joy Then Politeness gets the bet
ter ot pride, ami. rising with a mighty
etl'ort, they stretch themselves, yawn,
and, going up to her, thrust their soft
muzzles into her hands, and look at her
with their great, liquid, loving eves.
They rub themselves against her skirts,
and wag their tails, and give all other
signs of loyalty and devotion.
Mona. stooping, caresses them fond
ly. They are a part of her old life, and
dear, therefore, to her own faithful
heart. Having partly undressed, sho
sits down upon the hearth-rug with
them, and, with both their big heads
upon her lap, sits staring into the fire,
trying to while away with thought the
hours that must elapse before Geoffrey
can return to her agaiu.
It is dreary waiting. No sleep comes
to her eves; she barelv moves: the dorr
slumber drowsily, and moan and start
in their sleep, "fighting their battles
oer again," it maybe, or anticipating
future warfare. Slowly, ominously, the
clock strikes twelve. Two hours' have
slipped into eternity; midnight is at
At t he sound of the twelfth stroke the
hounds stir uneasily, and sigh, and
opening wide their huge jaws, vawn
again. Mona pats thorn reassuringly,
ami flinging some fresh logs upon the
lire, goes back once more to her old po
sition, with her chin in the palm of one
hand, whilst the other rests on the sleek
bead of Spice.
Castles within the fire grow grand and
tall, and then crumble into dust ; castles
in Mona's brain fare likewise. The
shadows dance upon the walls; silently,
imperceptibly, the minutes nit awav.
One o clock chimes the tiny time
piece on tho mantel-shelf; outside the
sound is repeated somewhere in the dis
tance in graver, deeper tones.
Mona shivers. (Jetting up from her
lowly position, she draw s back the cur
tains of her window and looks out upon
the night. It is brilliant with moon
light, dear as day. full of that hallowed
softness, that eaceful serenity that be
longs alone to night.
She is enchanted, and stands there for
a ininiile or two spell-bound by tho
glory of the scene bi'foio her. Then a
desire to see her In-loved lake ft om the
great windows in the northern gallery
takes possession of her. She will gii
and look at it. and afterwards creep on
tiptoe to the library, seize the book she
had been reading' before dinner, and
make her way ba' k again to her room
without anv one being in the least the
wiser. Anything will be better than
sitting here any longer, dreaming dis
She heckons to the dogs, and they,
coming up to her, follow her out of the
room and along tho corridor outside,
their soft, velvet paws making no sound
nion the polished floor. She has brought
with In r no lamp. Just now, indeed, it
would be useless, such "a wide and ten
der light" does heaven's lamp fling up
on floor and ceiling, chamber awl cor
ridor. The whole of the long nnrlh gallery
is flooded with its splendor. The oriel
window at its farther end is lighted up,
and from it can be seen a picture, liv
ing, real, that resembles fairy-land.
Sinking into tho cushioned embrasure
of the window. Mona sits entranced,
drinking in the beauty that is balm to
her iinaitinative mind. The two dogs,
wit.'',;' I'eavy sifih. shake themse ves.
i VTii oop wiiu a son thud upon
t he Hour at her foet.- her pretty arcl.ed
teet tletl ju'p half nuhe.l ... ....
snow, their blur slippers bting all loo
oo;;e lor them.
Relow is the lake bathed in inoon-
shinp. A gentle w ind has arisen, and
little wavelets silver-tinged are rolling
inward, breaking themselves with ten
der sobs upon the shore.
"Tlin Hi fir of henven
thick 1 1 lit !! with pnilitcn or Im IkuI trnl'l."
The floor is pale, nav, almost blue. A
UU1p snow is sifted lightly on branch,
nml grass, and ivied wall.' Kach object
in the sleeping World is quite distinct.
"All UlllIM" III" CHlllI, ItlVt fllll. Ril l IHUNIVOi
Limit h If lulled np'm nn no vl'n Inn
Into a bl'etilhli'Hii, dewy nleep; mi Mill
Tlmt wo p'Oi only any id UiIiik". "ley be,"
The cold seems hardly to touch Mona,
so wrapped she is in the beauties of tho
night. There is at times a solemn in-
dellnablo pleasure in the thought that
we are awake wniie an ine wot m sieeu
eth; that we alone are thinking, fedinn,
holding high communion with our ow
The breeze is so ngiu. mm m,i
t rembling of t he leafless branches breaks
the deadly silence that reigns all around:
"A Imifowl'ii hont,
Tho wiitrrtitirf:iln drip.
. Alnnt!illnnii'lithelllllinii Of the icon".
Til-mi nt Inno-th. and feeling somewhat
chilled, Mona rouses herself from her
Hi ami 111 imiiin mi "( ; ,1 "
little tfwnwit ion of fear, 11 certain be ie
i fi, nnr.ann v. runs through ner.
la the uncanny, runs through ner. nm
looks in a terrtnod lasiuon over
shoulder, ana snuaueis ptivUUJJ'
ful guardians, moves towards tho stair. lw but a "dojri' y, ' j"
case. Fussing the armored mn thaj , 007' coat-tail i,., , , ' '
t .,ini,,o ni d una (hn walls. A ,.! iiniK,n! miowii too v
dark fiery eyes look upon her in very
truth from thoso ghastly visors? sure
ly a clank of supernatural armor smote
upon .ner ear just tin n! ;
She hastens her Kt-o. iiihI vims down
hurriedly into the hall below, which is
almoht as light as day. Turning aside,
she niiikfb fur the library, and now (and
not lill now) remembers rho has no
light, and that the library, having its
shutters carefully closed every night by
the invaluable Jenkins himsdf, is of
necessity in perfect .darkness.
Muiit she go back for a candle? Must
she piiss again all those belted knights
upon the. staircase and in tho upper gaW
lery? No! rather will sho brave tho
darkness of the more congenial library,
and but son what, ih t lint r Surely a
tiny gleam of light is creeping to her
feet from beneath the door of tho room,
towards which she w ends her way.
It. is a light, not of stars or of moon
beams, but of a litma fair lamp, and as
such is hailed by Mona with joy. Kvi
dently the thoughtful Jenkins lias left
it lighted there lor Oeollreys beneht
when he returns. Ami very thoughtful.
too, it is of him.
All the servants have received orders
to go to bed. and on no account to sit
up for Mr. Rodney, as he can let him
self in in his own way. a habit of his
for manv years. Doubtless, then,, one
of them has placed thisl.iiup in the li
brary with some refreshments for him,
should ho require them.
So thinks Mona. and goes steadily on
to the library, dreading nothing, and in
expressibly cheered by the thought that
gloom at least does nut wait her there.
rushing open the door very gently,
she enters the romn, the two dogs at
her bet Is.
At llr.st the light of the lamp-so' un
like the pale, tiansparent purity of the.
moonbeams puzzles her sight; she ad
vances a few st ens unconsciously, tread
ing lightlv, as sue has done all along,
lest she shall wake some member of tho
household, and then, passing her hand
over her eyes, looks leisurely up. The
fire is nearly out. She turiis her head
to the light, and then fifi she utters
a faint scream, and grasps the back of
a t hair to steady herself.
Standing with his back to her (being
unaware of her entrance), looking at the
wall with the smaller panels that had so
atti acted him the night of the dance, is
Starting convulsively at the sound of
her voice, he turns, and, drawing with
lightning rapidity a tiny pistol from bis
pocket, raises his arm, and deliberately
en A iter xxix.
For a second Mona's courage fails
her, and then it returns again with
ttueeioid lorce. in truth, stie is nearer
death at this moment than she herself
'Rut down your pistol, sir," she says,
hastily. "Would vou lire on a woman?"
ller tone, though hurried, is not op
pressed with fear. She even advances
a few steps in his direction. Her words,
ner whole manner, mi mm with admir
ation. The extreme courage she be
trays is, indeed worth v or any man s
laudation, hut the implied trust in bis
chivalry touches laul Kouney more
tlu'ii anything has ever had power to
louen mm nerore.
lie lowers the weapon at her com
mand, but sins nothing. Indeed, what
is there to snf
"Rlace it on the table," says Mona,
who. though rich in presence of mind.
ha:; vet all a w oman's wholesome horror
of anything that may go off.
Again he obeys her.
"Now, perhaps, you will explain why
you are here?" savs Mrs. (ieoffrey,
spi riting as sternly as ner soil voice
will permit. "How did vou get in?"
'1 hroiigh the window. I was passing
and found it open." There is some note
in hn voice that might well be termed
"Open at this hour of the morning?"
"And the, lamp, did vou find it burn
lie lifts his head here, and laughs
Rio mi. a siimi. iinniiiiniiii laugh.
"Vou are lying, bir," says Mona, con
"Yes. deliberately," returns he, with
Will ui recklessness.
He moves as though to take up the
pistol again; but Mona is beforehand
with him, and. closing her linger round
it. no us ii nrm v.
"Do you think you are stronger than
I am?' ho says, amusement Wended
wit !i the old admiral ion m his eves.
" "o, but they are." she says, pointing
to bcr two faithful companions, who
are staring hungrily at Rodney, and
evidently only waiting ine word from
alu.ia to lung themselves upon him.
2b be Continued.
The" Dutchman's' disappointment.
rt-l .ii. . . .....
I lime liiiucliolis i ege I lillltt or Ho
and love-Hieknos. An honest. Dutch
man proved, however, mi exception to
tlie rule. Hi.-f friend Herman, being
Jim ii, toiii ins sorrows to the Dutchman
"Herman, my pov," said Holfe.nstcin
after h" had listened attentively, "I
know liiiw vmi feels, I vent goui ting
mil a eii fur nine years, und ven I
dinks she vas going to bo my vife, sho
goes und lakes a fellow vat -vasn't vert
do howdcr vat blows him to (under!
. "It vas do same vay init a mule vot I
..i...-, .... . . i ,, , i .
enci) in. i null; dal mule from do time
ho vim n colt it n 1 1 1 1 he vas so old dat. his
eyes vas vnidi, und he vas shust so gen
tie as a dog.
"Not you dink, Herman, dat miilo
vorked lor fifteen years, to get my gon-
nuenee, nun Men ne vent back on me,
N on day vile, I vas riding do undo alonir
tie road lit stopped vere dero vas n brier
patch nut n vasp-nest m it.
'I hits mil do spurs in make him 'n
- I ... 1 1. 1 . l . . !"V
ttvay, tun. in-von i. ai does hiii oJ
He vinks iigotipte of times mit his .ut-nt
kicks up us i ih, unu i nnds nivself in
.i i tint,. I. . i - , .
"'. ' I u i j." ii inn, nit- vasp.s nil oler
nie. ''"' uriatHH linns.
on fee1 as I hough you'd K,, mr nion.
y won it.
Ji' )(,o loi-kiii-; (he stable; nftor tho
lyrso is Mole," remarked laicinda when
ie eiii'iain was taken down and tho door
enlaced. i , , i
i don t nerer want b. hear tho namo
yain. I.ucinda Dodd; don't talk to me,
f ;ioWr.'n.", miid her nioihcr-; "ijPv.
ughtn t nevtr )!lv u,,,,, iV(,nk,(1 ;',
Itislhogenen impression that a tin
pun fastened i u ftn'n;,',
i . - i'iuimius i m, nq ..,..u . . .
ypmro no prei,, i. .. ,...Vloh 8l'orl'
mmttl i i.' v l"'11' in o per-
l"U .1 till! W III
'.. In,! ..'II
ChllN and Fever.
filmmiiiiii Liver Kugn-
Inter men break fha
dull and carrlui th
fever uutol tlm Hjatetti.
liciirm wlmn all other
I' r tho rullrf kid cure
of Hiin dirt read I hk did
eami uaii Hlniiiioua Liv
Tim Kcgulalur will poHlllvaly euro
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Miould not ho n'L'ariliMl an a trilling ailment. Ni-
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1 hurefiire nimlHt nature hy liiklnjr Hmunona Liver
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One. or two tHliteannoiifiil will relleva all the
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Dizr.iiimn, ProwHlnma, Pltreiic allur eat I n jj, a hit
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IV-iMoiia may avolil all allnika hy oceielonally
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HAD UREA Til!
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