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The Irish Bride of an Englishman.
A STORY Or THESE TIMES.
So runs the letter.
"The iiian is eccentric, no mutter
what (Jeofl'rey may say," is .Mona's first
thought, when she lias perused it care
fully for the second time. Then the be
lief that it may have nome'thiiiR to do
with the restoration of the lost will
takes possession of her. anil makes her
heart Wat wildly. Yes, she will, ro;
she will keep this appointment what
ever conies to it.
She glances at her watch. It is now
a nuarter-pust three: so there is no time
to ite lost. She must hasten.
Hurriedly she gets into her furs, and,
twisting some soft Mack lace around
tier throat, runs down the stairs, and,
opening the hall door without seeing
.my one, makes her way tow ards the ap
It is the 'Jitli of Fehniary, already
winter is dying out of mind, and little
flowers are'springing everywhere.
"Palniin plod, and vtolo'a blue,.
Anil liidy-aniocka all ailver-whlte,
Ami riiokoo-luida of yellow lair
I)i imiiit the nioB liiwt with di-lljrht."
Each bank and root of niossv tree is
studded with pale primroses that gleam
like stars w hen the morning rises to dim
their luster. My lady's straw-bed
spreads its white carpet here and there;
the faint twitter of hirds is in the air,
with "liquid lapse of murmuring
streams;" every leaf seems bursting
into life, the air is keen, hut soft, the
clouds rest lightly on a ground of spot
less blue: the woild is aw ake, and mad
with youthful glee as
"Spring cnini'S alowly up tills way."
Every flower has opened wide its pretty
eye, because the sun, that so long lias
been a stranger, has returned to them,
and is gazing down upon them with ar
dent love. They fond nurslings of an
hour accent his tanlv attentions, and.
though still chilled ami rfrwif because of
the sad touches of winter that still re
main, gaze with rapt admiration nt the
preat l'hu'bus, as he sits enthroned
Mona. in spite of her haste, stoops to
pluck a bunch of violets and plaee them
in her breast as she goes upon her way.
Up to this the beauty of the spring day
has drawn her out of herself, and com
pelled her to forget her errand. Hut as
she comes near to the place appointed
for the interview, a strange repugnance
to ro forward and face l'aul llodney
makes her step slower and her eyes
heavy. And even as she comprehends
how strongly she shrinks from the meet
ing with 1 lini, she looks up and sees the
chestnut-tree in front of her, and tho
stream rushing merrily to the ocean,
and l'aul Kodnev standing in this fa
vorite attitude, with his arms folded,
and his somber eyes lixed eagerly upon
"I have come." she says, simply, feel
ing herself growing pale, yet quite self
possessed, and strong in a determina
tion not to offer him her hand.
"Yes. I thank von for your good
ness," returns he, sfowlv.
I lien follows an uncomfortable si
roututve something Important to
say to me," says Mona. presently, t,ee
im? he will not speak; "at least, your
leiwi u-u jne iv i"iievc i.
.tv i . t I ,, t, i
"it in true; i nave. men nolne
other train of thought seems to i-ukI,
upon him; and be goes on in a curious
" lone tnai is nan mocKing. yet w retched
above every other feeling; "You hud
the best of me hist night, had you not?
I - fmYIHGTOHOLDOOWNVNf
O Mi ii hi tew
Ami yet," wit li a Banlonie laugh, 'Tin
not so sure, either. See here.''
Slowly ho draws from his pocket a
paper, folded neatly, that looks like
some old parchment. Mona draws her
breath quickly, and turns first crimson
with emotion, then palo as death.
Opening it at a certain pagt, he points
out to her the signature of (ieorge Itod
ney, the old baronet,
"(iive it to mel"' cries nhe, impulsive
ly, her voice trembling. "It is the miss
ing will. You found it last night. It
belongs to Nicholas. You must nay,"
softly, beseechingly, "you will give it to
"Do you know all you ask? Ity re
linquishing this iniquitous deed I give
up all bono of ever gaining this place,
this old bouse that even to me seems
priceless. You demand much. Yet on
one condition it shall he yours."
"And the condition'!1" asks she, eager
ly, going closer to him. What is it she
would not do to restore happiness to
those she has learned to love so well'!1
"A simple one.''
"Name it!" exclaims hhe, seeing he
lie lays his hand lightly on her arm,
yet his touch seems to burn through her
gown into her very llesli. lie stoops to
"For one kisstbisdeed shall be yours,
to do what you like with it," he says.
Mrmc, utttrtd vinlont Iv , mid drflWS
back; shame and indignation cover her.
Her -breath conies in little gasps.
"Are vou a man, to make me such a
speorhV1' she says, passionately, fixing
her eyes upon him with withering con
tempt. "You have heard me," retorts he,
coldly, angered to Hip last degree by the
extreme horror and disyust she has
evinced at his proposal, lie deliberate
ly replaces the precious paper in his
pocket, and turns as il to go.
"Oh, stay!" she says, faintly, detain
ing him bnlh by word and gesture.
lie turns to her again.
She covers ber eyes with her hands,
and tries vainly to decide on what is
liest for her to do. In all the books she
lias ever read the young woman placed
in her position would not have hesitated
at all. As if reared to thp situation,
she would have thrown up her head
and. breathing defiance upon the tempt
er, would have murmured to the sympa
thetic air. "Honor above everything,"
and so, full of dignity, would have
moved away from her discomlitrd com
panion, her nose high in the air. She
would think it a righteousthing that all
the world should sutler than one tar
nish, however slight, should sully the
brightness of her fame.
For the first time Mona learns she is
not like this well-regulated woman.
She falls lamentably short of such ex
cellence. She cannot bring herself to
think the world of those she loves well
lost for any consideration whatever.
And after all -this horrid condition it
would be over in a moment. And she
could run home with the coveted paper,
and bathe her face in sweet cold water,
and then again she shudders. Could
she bathe the remembrance of the insult
from her hearty
She presses her hands still closer
against her eyes, as though to shut out
from her nv.ii ; iii:'lthe hat ef illness of
such a thought. And then, with a
freuli effort, she briiiss herself back
once more to the question that lies be
Oh, if by this one act of self-sacrifice
she could 'restore the Towers with all
its beauty and richness to Nicholas,
and-iul'his mother-how good a thing
it would be! l'.ut will i"oftrey ever
forgive her? Ah. sure when she ex
plains the mutter to him. and tells him
how and whv she did it, and how her
heart bled in'the doing of it. he will put
his arms round lieraud pardon the sin.
Nay, more, he may see how tender is
the lougingtliat compels her to the deed.
She uncovers her eyes and glances for
a bare instant at Kodnev. Then once
more the bcuvilv fi-mnt-il' lidsclnse upon
the dark-blue eyes, as if to hide the an
guish in them, and in a smothered voice
she says, with clenched teeth and a face
like marble, " Yes, you may kiss me, if
There is a pause. In shrinking doubt
she awaits the moment that shall makt?
him take advantage of her words. Hut
that moment never comes. In vain she
waits. At length she lifts her eyes,
and lie. Hinging the parchment at her
feet, cries, roughly,
"There! take it. I can be generous
"But," begins Mona, feebly, hardly
sure of her blessed release.
"Keep your kiss," exclaims he, sav
agely, "since it costs you such an effort
to give it, and keep the parchment, too.
It is yours because of my love for you."
Ashamed of his vehemence, lie stoops
and, raising the will from the ground,
presents it to her courteously, "lake
it; it is yours," he says. Mona closes
her lingers on it vigorously, and by a
last effort of grace, suppresses the sigh
of relief that rises from her heart.
Instinctively she lowers her hand, as
though to place the document in the
inside pocket of her coat, and in doing
so comes against somet hing that plainly
"I quite forgot it," she says, coloring
with sudden fear, and then slowly, cau
tiously, she draws up to view the" hated
pistol" he had left in the library the night
before. She holds it out to hiin at arm's
length, as though it is some noisome
reptile, as doubtless, indeed, she con
siders it. "Take it," she says, "take it
quickly. I brought it to you meaning
to return it. (inod gracious! fancy my
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forgetting it! Why, it might have gone
oil and killed me, ami 1 should nave
been none the wiser."
"Well, I think you would, for a mo
ment or two at least," returns he, smil
ing grimly, and drooiiing the damrerous
little toy with Homo carelessness into
his own pocket.
"Oh, do take enre!" cries Monn, in an
ngony; "it is loaded. It you throw it
about in that rough fashion, it will cer
lamly go otl and do you some injury. "
"l.low me to atoms, perhaps, or into
some region unknown," says he, reck
lessly. "A good thing, too" Is life so
sweet a possession that one need quail
before the thought ot resigning nf'
"Yon speak as one might who has no
aim in life," savs Mona, looking at him
wun sincere pity, w hen Mona looks
piteous she is at her best. Her eyes
:row large her sweet lips tremulous,
her whole face pathetic. Ilcr rule suits
her. llodney's heart begins to beat
with dangerous rapidity. It is quite on
the cards that a man of his reckless,
untrained, dare-devil disposition should
fall madly in love iih a woman shh
pair rt tutus mirucn-.
"An nun!" he says, bitterly. "1 think
I have found an end to my life where
most, fellows lind a beginning."
"liy and bv vou will think differ
ently," says Mona, believing he alludes
10 ins surrender or the Towers. " You
will gel over thisdisaniiointninnt."
'i shall,-when death claims me," re
"Nay, now." pays Mona, sweetly, "do
not talk like that, It grieves me. When
vou have tunned a purpose worth living
lor. tins whole u.YVld will undergo a
chango for you. What is dark now will
TUB DAILY CAIRO BUUKTIK:
seem light then; ami death will be an
enemy, a thing to battle with, to light
with def peratcly until one's latest
breath. In tho meantime," nervously,
"iii be caut ions about that horrid weap
on; won't you, now'r"'
"You ask mo no questions about last
night." he says, suddenly, "and there is
something I must say to you. (iet rid
of that fellow ltidgway, the under
gardener. It was he opened the library
window for me. lie is untrustworthy,
and too fond of filthy lucre ever to come
to good. 1 bribed bun."
lie is now speaking with some dilli
cult v, and is looking, not at her, but at
the pattern he is drawing on the soft
loam at his feet.
"lirilied him'!'" says Mona, in an inde
"Yes. I knew about the secret panel
from Warden, old Klspeth'B nephew,
who alone, I think, knew of its exist
ence. I was determined to get the will.
It seemed to me," cries he, with excite
ment, "no such great crime to do awav
with an unrighteous deed that took
from an elder son (without just cause)
bis honest rights, to bestow them upon
the voiiiiger. What had my father done?
Nothing! His brother, by treachery
and base subterfuge, supplanted him,
and obtained his birthright, while he,
my father, was cast out, disinherited,
without a hearing."
J I is passion carries Mona along with it.
"It was unjust, no doubt; it sounds
so," she says, faintly. Yet even as she
speaks sho closes her little lingers reso
lutely upon the parchment that shall re
store happiness to Nicholas and dear,
"To return to Hidgway," says l'aul
I'oditcv. pulling himself' up abruptly.
"See him yourself, I beg of you.Hsa
last favor, and dismiss him. Send him
over tome; 1 will take him back with
me to Australia and give him a fresh
start in lite. 1 owe him so much, as I
was the lir.st to tempt him into tho
wrong path: yet I doubt whether he
would have kept straight even had he
not met me. Ho is imiumUs wjet all
"Surely," thinks Mona to herself,
"this strange voting man is not alto
gether bad. lfe has his divine touches
as well as another."
"1 will do as you ask." she says, won
dering when the interview will come to
"After all, I am glad Nicholas is not
to be routed," lie says, presently, with
some weariness in bis tone. "The. game
wasn't worth the candle. I should nev
er have been able to do the ijnt,d stig
nt in- as he does it. I suppose I am not
to the manor born. Besides, 1 hear him
His tone, his emphasis on the pro
noun, is signilieant, ,
"Why should you bear malice to any
oiiey says Mona. uneasily.
"Your husband called 'me 'thief.' I
have not forgotten that," replies be,
gloomily, the dark blood of his mother's
race niching to his cheek. "I shall re
member that insult to my dying day.
And let him remember thin, that if ever
I meet him again, alone, and face to
face, I shall kill him for that word
"Oh, no! no!" says Mona, shrinking
from him. "Whv cherish such revenge
in vour heart? Would you kill me, too,
that you speak like this? Fling such
thoughts far from you, and strive after
good. Revenge is the food of fools."
"Well, at least I shan't have many
more opportunities of meeting him,
says Rodney. "I shall leave the country
just as soon as 1 can. Tell Nicholas
to keep the title with the rest. I shall
never use it. And now." growing "very
pale, "it only remains to say good-bye. '
"Oood-bye." savs Mona. softly, giving
him her hand, lie keeps it fast in both
bis own. Just at thU nM.mont it dawns
upon her for the first time that this man
loves her with a love surpassing that of
moot. men. The knowledge does not
raise, within her breast -as of course it
should do- 'lelingsof virtuous indigna
tion; in -f I I regret to say that my
heroine ' 1 . nothing but a deep and
earne' I pi: v. Unit betrays itself in her
expn ssie luce.
ha il M'.;'ir, you called me rani. Do
vou remt lulu -rr (ad me it again lor
the last t'iii","hp entreats, in a low-
tone. "I sliail never forget what I fell
then. If ewrin the future you hear
good of inc. believe it v as through you
it sprung to life. Till my dying "day
your image w ill remain with me. Say
now, '(Jood-bye, l'aul.' befoie I go."
"(nod bye." dear l'aul," says Mona.
very gently, impressed by his evident
grief and earnestness.
"(iood-bye. my my beloved cousin."
be says, in a choked voice. I think tho
last word is an after-thought, lie is
tearing himself from all he holds most
sacred upon earth, and the strain is
terrible. lie moves resolutely a few
yards away from her. as though deter
mined to put space between him and
her; yet then he pauses, and as though
powerless to wilhdraw from her pres
ence, returns again, and, flinging him
self on his knees before her, presses a
fold of her gown to his lips with pas
"It is forever!" be savs, incoherently.
"Oh. Mona, at least r't hnst promise
you will always think kindly of me."
"Always -indeed, always," says Mo
na. with tears in her eves; after which,
with a h'sl miserable glance, he strides
away and is lost to sight among the
Then Mrs. (itolTrey turns quickly,
ami runs home at the top of her speed.
She is half sad. yet half exultant, being
filled to the very heart with the knowl
edge that life, jov, and emancipation
from present evil lie in her pocket. This
thought crowns all others.
As she conies to the gravel walk that
leads from the shrubberies to the sweep
before the hull door, she encounters the
disgraced Kidgway, doing something or
other to one of the shrubs that nas
come to grief during the late bad
He touches his hat to her, and bids
her a respectful "good-afternoon," but
for once she is blind to his salutation.
Nevertheless, she stops before him, and
in a clear voice, says, coldly,--
"For the future your services will not
be j eotii red here. Your new master,
Mr. rau I lioduey, whom you have
chosen to obey in preference to those in
whose employ you hu,e been, will give
you your commands from this day. (io
to linn, and nflerthlstry tube faithful."
The boy - he is lilll" more-cowers be
neath her glance, lie changes color,
and drops the brunch he holds. No ex
cuse rises to his lips. To al tempt a lie
with those clear eyes upon him would
be worse than useless, lie I urns abrupt
ly away, and is dead to the Towers from
this moment. .
"Where can Mona be?" says Doatlo,
We must go back one hour. Lady
Lilias F.atoii lias come and K,,ne jt
now u quarter to live, and Violet is
pouring out lea In the library.
" Yes; where is MonaV says Jack,
looking up from tho cup she has Just
given him. .
"I expect I know more than most
about her," says Nolly, who is enjoying
SUNDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER .1. 1882
himself immensely among the sponge
and the plum-cakes, "I told her the
Esthetic was likely to call this after
noon, and advised her strongly to make
lier escape while she could."
"She evidently took your advice,"
"Well, I went rather minutely into it,
you know. I explained to her how Lady
Lilias was probably going to discuss tho
new curfew-bell in all its bearings; and
I hinted gloomily at the 'Domesday
Hook.' That fetched her. She vam
oosed on the spot."
"Nothing makes me so hungry as La
dv Lilias," savs Doalie, comfortably.
She is very trying. Isn't she, Nicholas?
What a dazzling skin she lias! the very
whitest I ever saw."
"Well, that" is in her favor, I really
think," savs Violet, in her most unpre
judiced manner. "If she were to leave
off her rococo toilets, and take to Fliso
or Worth like other people, and give up
nosing, and try to behave like a rational
being, she might almost be called hand
some." "Well, really, you know, yes. 1 think
there in something special about her,"
says Jack, feeling himself in duty hound
to say something.
"So there is; something specially aw
ful," responds Nollv, pensively. "She
frightens me to death. She has an 'eye
like a gimlet.' When I call to mind the
day my father inveigled mo into the li
brary and sort of told me I couldn't do
better than go in for Lilias, my knees
give way beneath me and smite each
other with fear. 1 shudder to think
what part in her mediieval programme
would have been allotted to me."
At this moment (JeotTrey who has
been ' absent saunters into the room,
and, alter a careless glance around,
savs. lightly. as if missing something,
"Where is Mona?"
"Well, we thought you would know,"
says Lady Rodney, 'speaking for the
"Yes. Where is she?" says poatie;
"that is just what we all want to know.
She won't get any tea if she doesn't
come presently, becaus" Nolly is bent
on finishing it. Nolly," with plaintive
protest, "don't be greedy.
"We thought she was with you," says
Captain Rodney, idly.
"She is out. " says Lady Rodney, in a
coin pressed tone.
"Is she? It is too late for her to be
out. "returns (ieofiivy, thinking of the
chill evening air.
"Quite too late." acquiesces his moth
er, meaningly. "It is, to say the least
of it. very strange, very unseemly. Out
at this ho'ur, and alone, if, indeed, she H
Her tone is so unpleasant and so sig
nificant that silence falls upon the room.
Oeofircy says nothing. I'erhaps he
alone among them fails to understand
the meaning of her words. He seem
lost in thought. So lost, that the others,
watching him. wonder secretly what the
end of his meditations will bring forth;
yet. one and all, they mistake him: no
doubt of Mona ever has, or ever will, I
think, cross his mind.
Lady Rodnev regards him curiously,
tryijig" to read his downcast face. Has
the foolish boy at last been brought to
se a llaw in his idol of clay?
Nicholas is looking angry. Jack,
sinking into a chair near Violet, says,
in a whisper, that "it is a beastly shames
his mother cannot let Mona alone. Mm
seems, by Jove! bent on turning Oeof
frev against her."
"It is cruel." says Violet, with sup
pressed but ardent ire.
"If if you loved a fellow, would any
thing turn you against him?" asks he,
suddenlv. looking her full in the face.
And she answers,
"Nothing. Not all tho talking in the
w ide world," with a brilliant blush, but
with steadv, earnest eyes.
"Nollv. "mistrustful of (JeolTrev's si
lence, goes up to him, and, hiving his
hands upon his shoulders, says.'quietly:
"Mrs. Geoffrey is incapable of rnaK-
ing ;miv niist;;l.i . How silent you are,
old fellow !"
"Kb?" says (ieoffrev. rmr.'ng himself
and smiling genially. "A (is t -, i . t : "J Oh
no. Nie litvcr makes uii.-i. 'h-. .s. 1 was
thinking of something else, Rut sho
really ought to be in now, you know;
sue will eaten her UeaMi ol cold.
I he utter want of i -;jriin in his
tonednves Lady Kodnev to opn action
l'o do her justice, dislike to Mona has
so warped her judgment that she almost
believes in the evil she seeks to dissem
inate about her.
"You are wilfully blind." she savs
flushing hotly, and smoothing with
nervous fingers an imaginary wrinkle
from her gown. "Of course 1 explained
matters as well as I could to Mitchell.
but it was very awkward and very un
pleasant, aim servants are never dc
"I hardly think I follow you," says
Geoffrey, in a frozen tone. In regard tc
what would you want your servants de-
Of course it is unite the correct
thing your taking it in this way," goes
on his mother, refusing to be "warned,
and speaking with irritation, "the on
ly course left open; but it is rather ab
surd with mr. We have all noticed vour
wife's extraordinary civility to that
shocking young man. Such bad taste
on her part, considering how he stands
witn regard to us, arid the unfortunate
circumstances connected with him. Hut
no good ever comes of unequal mar
"Now, once for all, mother " be
gins Nicholas, vehemently, but Geof
frey, with a gesture, silences him.
"I am perfectly content, nay. more
than content, with the match I have
made," he says, haughtily; "and if you
are alluding to l'aul Kodnev. I can onlv
say I have noticed nothing reprehensi
ble in Mona's treatment of him."
"You are very much to be admired,"
says bis mother, in an abominable tone.
"I see no reason why she should not
talk to any man sho pleases. I know
her well enough to trust her anywhere,
anu am ueepiy l iiankiui lor such knowl
edge. In fact," with some nassion. sud
den but subdued,"! feel as though in
discussing tier in thiscold-hlooded fash
ion j am doing her some grievous
"It almost amounts to it," says Nich
olas, with a frown.
"Resides, I do not understand what
you mean," savs (icon rev. still regard
ing his mother with ungry eyes. "Why
connect Fiona's absence with l'aul Rod
"I shall tell you," exclaims she, in
higher tone, her pale-blue eves flashinff
"Two hours ago inv own niaid received
a note from l'aul Rodney's man directed
to your wife. When she read it she
dressed herself and went from this
house in the direction of the wood. If
you cannot draw your own conclusions
from these two facts, you must be dun
er or more oust mate than l give you
credit i or.
She ceases, her work is accomnlished
The others in the room grow weak with
fear, as they tell themselves that things
are growing too dreadful to be borne
much longer. When the silence is quite
insupportable, poor little Dorothy strug
gles to the front.
"Dear Lady Itoduey," sho says, in a
tremulous tone, "are you quite sure the
note was from that that man?"
"Unite sure." returns her future
mother-in-law, grimly. "I never speak,
Dorothy, without foundation for what
Dorothy, feeling snubbed, subsides
into silence lind the shadow that en
velopes tho lounge upon which she is
lo the surprise fit everybody, Geof
frey takes no open notice of his moth
er's speech. Iledoes not, givo way to
wrath, nor does he open his lips upon
any subject. Ilis lace is innocent or
aniier. horror, or distrust. It changes,
indeed, beneath the glow of the burn
ing logs, but in a manner totally unex
pected. An expn ssionthat mighteven
lie termed hope lights it up. Like this
do his thoughts rim: "Can it be possi
ble that the Australian has caved in,
and, fearing publicity after last night's
iiif-vf). surrendered the will to Mona?"
Possessed with tins llioiigtil, which
drowns all othei.v- I"' clasps his hands
behind his back and saunters to me.
window. "Sha he go and meet Mona
and learn the truth at once? Letter not,
perhaps; she is such a ciever cmiu mat
it is as well to let her achieve victory
without succor of any sort."
He cans aeainst the window and
looks out anxiously upon the darkening
twilight. His lusher watches him
with curious eyes. Suddenly he elec
trifies the whole room by whistling in a
light and airy fashion his favorite song
from "Madame Favart." It, is the
"Artless I'liiiig. and nothing less, and
he whistles it deliberately from start to
It, seems sii'-h a direct running com
mentary on Mona's supposed ill deed
that every on" .is by a simile impulse
looks up. Nollv and Jack l,odncy ex-
ch ttige covert g'.uici s: but lor the de
pri .isiou that lecrn all round, 1 think
th'Me two would have given way to
fri oloiis luetriiiiciit.
'lly.love! vou know, if i.t odd," says
Geoflrey,. presently, speaking as one
miuiit w ho has toi long necn loiiowing
out a train of thought by no means un
pleasant, "bis sending for her. and that;
there must be something in it. Rodney
didn't send for her for nothing. It
must have been to " Here he checks
himself abruptly, remembering his
promise to Mona to say nothing about
the scene in the library. "It certainly
means something," he winds up, a little
"No doubt," returns his mother,
"My dear mother," says Geoffrey,
coming back to the tire-light, "what vou
insinuate is too ridiculous to oe taken
anv notice of." Lvei y particle of his
fonner passion has died from bis voice,
and lie is now quite calm. nay. cheerful,
"but at t lie same time 1 must ask you
to remember you arc speaking of my
"Ido remember it," replies she, bit
terly. Just at this moment a light step run
ning up the stairs outside ami across
the verandah makes itself heard. Every
one looks expectant, and the slight dis
pleasure disappears from Geoffrey's
far". A slendir, graceful figure ap
pears at the window, and taps lightly.
' pen the window, Geoff," cries Mo
na. eagerly, and as he obeys her com
mand she steps into the room with a
certain touch of haste about her move
ments, and looks round upon them ear
ni'f t v, some peculiar expression, born
of a glad thought, midi-nug her lovely
fac-- even more perfect than usual.
There is a smile upon her lips; her
hands are clasped behind her.
"I am so glad you have come, d.ir-lin-r,"
savs little Dorothy, taking off her
hat . and laying it on a chair near her.
Geoffrev removes the heavy lace that
lies round her throat, and then leads her
up to the hearth-rug nearly opposite to
his mother's arm-chair.
"Where have you been. Mona?" he
ask, quietly, gazing into the great,
hoi est. liquid eyes raised so willingly to
"You shall guess." says Mrs. (ieof
frev. gayly, with a little laugh. "Now,
wli'-re do you think?"
Geoffrey savs nothing. RutSirNich
ola s, as though impulsively, says,
"In the wood?"
I'erhaps be is afraid for her. Perhaps
it is a gentle hint to her that the truth
will be best. Whatever it may be, Mo
na understands him not at all. His
mother glances up sharply.
"Why, so I was." says Mona, opening
her eyes with some surprise, and with
an amused smile. "What a good guess,
and considering how late tho hour is,
She smiles again. Lady Rodney,
watching her intently, tells herself "it
this is acting, it is the most perfectly
done tinner she ever saw in her
either on the stage or off it.
Geoffrey's arm slips from his wife's
shoulder io her rounded waist.
"i'erhaps, as you have been so good
at our first guess you will try again,"
say Mona, still addressing Nicholas,
and speaking in atone of unusual light
beaitedness, but so standing that no
one can see why her hands are so per
sistently clasped behind her back.
"Now tell me who I was with."
This is a thunderbolt. They all start
guiltily, and regard Mona with wonder.
What is sho going to say next?
7b ht Omtimimd.
loo Much Will-Power.
Three or four citizen were the other
day having a confab at the east en
trance of the oily hull in regard to will
power, anil there was one of the group
who dared lo go fur enough to assert
Unit, a mini of strong will-power could
di'nw a per.Miii to him from u distance
of 100 feet.
"Try it try ii!'' ex-lnitncd one whose
fitilli was very slig;it,
"I don't siy iliat 1 can do it, because
I may pot have the strength of will.
"Web, t lu re's ji man down by tho
gate who is lool.ing up and down as if
undecided. Ilciid mr will on him uud
see if yon can I'raw him this way."
"I'll try il, just to pleiiMi you," re
plied th" advocate, and he fns'lctied his
ga.e on the man, clenched ,js hands,
and put biflli a mighty effort. The
lllllll at tho g,:te .-eeiiii-'l to feel it, lie
looked tieri) s ui the monument -down
the street -then up at liie hall.
"I'll ho hanged if you aren't doing
it!" whispered one of the group.
The advocate bra I himself up for a
Srreater effort, mid the man at the gate
eft his place, and walked straight to
wurd tho building. Ilo advanced like
one in a dream, and not a man dared
move, a hand. He ciiino closer and
closer, and ns ho reached tho steps ho
pulled a paper from his pocket, held it
up to the man with tho will-power, and
"Mr. Wank, hero's that old bill for
threo cords of wood! I'm tired of trot
ting around after you, and want my
money to-day or I'll begin suit!"- 1)6
Iroil Free 1'ms.
Chill and Fever,
Slmmnnn Llvnr Kugti.
Iitlor Minn lirvnka tho
(lull ami ciim.-n tlia
fuvi-r out ol tho B?tIII.
I) ennm when til ollivr
reju.'O i h lull.
K ck Headache.
1' r llio nilldf i.ml' euro
of UiIh iIIpIi-phkiiik ill.
cu' iikc siniinuin Llv
Tli Kci'ulHlor will polllvly iiirii tliU t.-.rihlo
(Hhi-bhu. We qbhiti i-iiiihutlinlly i hat wo know to
kIioiiIiI lint In' ml'iu'IciI hh tnlliiiK Hllmi-iit. N
turo (li'iiuimlH tho ultiio'l ri'VUUrlty of tlm IioahIk,
Thi-ri-fnrv alct iiituri1 i'Y Inking Simiiioim l,lvi:r
Kt'Kiiliiior. II i IwiiiIi-hh, "Hid '"l clli'i-tuul.
Onti or two liililcHpoiiiifiil" will relli'V all tli
trniililt-K inrlilitnl tn a Mlioiii. i-tnti'. kucIi ah Nauei-n
li?,iui', lirnMi-int'HH, I Mi-Hi' i"- alter i-utlni;, a loi
ter linil iHi-te In the mouth.
IVrcoiit may avoiil til nlluikH y OKunlnnully
lakliiu 'I'"" of Slinmotm l.lvur HennUior to keep
1 tn- liver In lieallliy action.
Cetienilly arinini; trim a dlnorilereil clijmnch, ran
lie cuirei le.l ty taking Mlimmiiii I.lvi:r lltulator.
.1 A UN I) I OK.
Minimum Mver Hi'i;iilit r ion ithiIIi ntei" thlf din.
eimH irmii the ,p I' in, leaving lliu ekiii clear and
tree Irein nil luiiirllii-
children mifTerliig with folic iwnn i-X-rlcnre ro
llrf nlii-n Minimum I.lvir KcunUtor In administer
ed. Ailultii alno derive ureal benelll from thU
niedhine. Ilia nut unplenpaut ; Il la liarmlemi
and eileetlm. I'ne-ly u-i;i lalil i.
1 j A 1 ) 1 ) K U iV K 1 1 )N II YS
Mi ml of die iliM.i-'-r nt (lie Madder ori ulnate from
Hume of the kldlH'Vie Ki-lure III" net loll of the.
liver fully and Imtli tin-kidney and blander will
IfT-'I'akeuulv tlieneniiine, l.lrli alwnjf liim on
the vraiier die red Z trade mark and inrjatiire ol
J.H.ZKIIilN Ac CO.,
Tor putt- h)' all itriig.-iitin.
Tin: MAY ItK.tir.DY.
HOPS j) MALT
. t G-rrumteit.)
Liver fcEiiney Remedy
AND ELOOD PURIFIER.
Thii new Ke:nrty is compounded
from the brt limn c u-ntivcn, aucli a
lio is, Malt l-.atraa, luura Sagrada
iSa'cred Hi.rk, Ilnchu, I'andelion and
SarsP::lla, combined with an agree
bio Aromatic Llnir.
The?e Remel'ea act upon the Liver.
They a.t upon the Kidi.c ..
They Kegolata the Bowels.
They Quiet the Nervou Syatem.
They Promote Digestion
Tliey Nourish, btrrnsthen, Invigorate.
They give Tone, Health and tnergy.
HOPS AND MALT BITTERS
re ,the ORIGINAL and ONLY BIT
TERS containing Malt Extract.
A-.k your lrucgit I f them, ami be tura
tlial the Ubel ha on il the four woida
HOPS AND MALT BITTERS
in Urge red I'ltrrv
t CTake no other.jj
At Whrdrvale and R'tail by at t dratrrt.
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,JOI J iTSC)iST'S
Indian Blood Syrup.
VIIC N "vM'f-P'ln, fiver Mi
J IJ V1 fw. Kever mid Amu
nenn i'i.i ne, i.huiiik
nest, .VervouN Pehility
Til K l;'.s.T JiUIl PV KNOWN TO MAN!
luelvd Thousand Unities
Sold Since 1H.0!
Ylita Swop ni,ei.eii varied limp-rUe". : ti Mini
tllatea tho ptyalltie In the nallva, which coiieria
the etarrh and -iiuiir of tlio food intit iflucuf. A
deflrtein-y in plya imi CiULea lnd nii'l nourilit of
the food In the ctuinarh. If the inedu-l n ,m n
liuniiillutely after taliiin, llic f riiienlailon ol l... 1
It. Ki-ta upon the Mver.j
It nets upon the, Klihioja,
It lii'truiiileH the lloueU,
It I'uriflea tliu lilnod.
UUiili'la tllt Nervous Hyutrm.
It, l'roin.oti'8 DlKPStlon,
It Notti-islicR, Strt'iiutlieiinniKl Inviu'oniti'8,
II ('it irh'H off the Old blood unit nmkeK New.
It OpeiiH Hie l'orr-3 ol the Skill mill buliieea
It niMitriiUxea the hereditary nutit', or potion in
th blond, M hieh (jeneniten Scrofula, KrVHlpeliiM,
and all nianuor of Hklu l)lmae ami Internal h'l
tnoit. Them am no apirlta employed In It iiiimiiruetnni
ami II i mi b taken hy the mod delh ale habe.or by
the ned and feeble, enru only belrju required In tit
tutill. li todlrecliima.
, (lalva, Iluiiry County, 111k.
I wiiHHiirrerliiK from Sii-k lleadnelte mid I) n.l
lii'Fi an that I rolild not ntlellil to inv linunehohl dil
liea. and a nhoit. trhil of Dr. ( lurk JohiiKonV Indi
an lliood Sytnp I'fl'ee.niallv nired me.
MltS. 1IK1.I.N KI.KINS.
Waterman Mallon, llelUlli Co,, Ilia.
'I Ii if l lo r.i rtlfy that Or Clink .I.ihnanii'a ttullnn
llloed Svrnp hap cured menl 1'nlti In the Kirk. It
li- a valuable medicine,. ,M lis 001).
Centre Hill, White Co, Ark.
Thin l to certify HiHl I wan iilllicled with I'mpi
t ill lo n of the Henri for tiianv yen i m I tried dlller
ent doctor, vtliopo prearrlp'tloiia tended inoro In
weaken nio Ilian tltey did to t-lrenullien, I ai limt
it "I ve d to try Ilr. Chirk Jolninon'a Indian Ilium!
Nyiilp, willed proved lo tin a lioaltlvu cure lint on
ly turltiK the llearl. Dlncane, (nit iilnu a rlkk llead
acli which hud been Iron hi I in: me.
MltHMAUY A. NKAL.
t ac allllcteil with Liver Ciiniplaltit and Hyapeti
ola and lalltid to get relief, ltlio'H!li nnlnif modi
rlnci" from our bent (tor torn. I e.otiiimmred tialntf
Dr.-lohnHiiu's Indian lllood Hvrnp. and aidiorl trial
cured mo. T. W. KfWINO, Mollnu, tit.
Thlarnrtifleatliitt Dr. Clark .JoliliHOtiV Indian
lllood Hymn him ollcrlualt,v nirnd me of llyHpepalii.
Too iniu-.li cannot ho aald In llr"'",,.nL,tj, , ,.
W. K. W1MMKK, lleiltntd, Mil,
Avmitu wanted for llio tale of thii Indian lllood
Byrup in nvery town or vlllaun, In which I tiitvii uo
agont. l'aniculari Riven ou appllcHtlon
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