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I n i
tarah rneafit, ,s?y eoc -ed t a ,
and id'1! fEere. ' . d;rl if s ,ac J.
ind fhe-loM kaitaink urf ' i.-u
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iv- -trii,iia (mm pn p ; vsp
I Tlrlill II 1 f I I I ii i l i '- ' ;: -- - r- :. :.VV V : '
b tha Heart
ud Lo since rk tSuMJnn .i j?L -i .
h'r ttaHrtio"bf "0t; CluS,M mV efetS?5?f?,,r,t,W 1 'ub:ved h 'throb with indienttionP I could, notlw mwta
I t oar inUmrty. Ndrirwing tap if Mdi I Z w . w,"n I 'yi , d , ken. He w.t bending over her j With all
r wining m mownona ir airninr ornaaei I V ' " ,n mon omjom-jiana arnestneii or a lover, and no whit
. TflttfrejtbrjrfcBtJkin WMtmr onWbana.hut """ "P.a "ie-rtiie or tati.facdon .d a few words in hef eur, liw tho del
It Jt mm utiutMilM M..u;. - ' . J"" er viaaiiy eahii reaturea heHr.
'a iofe?hP ihvyAt
wh,wo aWH)n,ori, iaM nijvt4f f
wW.fPAV Willdiraoioiak 4ut)ha'l
thins: tf 84treabla. STf' brafA war te a wnwl
and ttj attention entirely -eflgrMeed- teith loaf
ne w acquaintance, . who wmjmjw. dancing with
Mrv, and who med rather more aelf ooi-
iiaeed than Tcoufd have xptH&' nn&i? '.he
airfepaitUnoei . Could it haw 4ee jeioay
rw than all tb. for Out rKb. wS-SSi T-lf h. mirrtr after I had finiahe
ir aire id
and aa I
wa were uow crml united for thaLruK ;r .'JV. . r " pj
1 . . . Eiauci 111 ucr
ftiary came -neit.
gloaij curl, and eav? tne dell
nVepenon her cheek, and lha few flowera
aho held In herjiand become Ieafiear s- she
picked them to piecea with nervoua apitetion.
The puns was but for an lntaht, and I waa my
frayaalf again. ;. .Whet- waa he to 'me?.. Merely
y hammer, .ndit aa reaoWed Out eVerr. i aJel, " JTB i M eW
.eidert Should U dulj related, and every ufc!lK.S?' t
IS BUla,'Jrf cat. pink in her cheek
Sft; .0,hT- OM- citementof dre.aine.oo
an acquaintance of,the evenine,' one- whom I
leot ofkuerert diaoofered bv one abonld ii iT,: t!"9W e? rc.D I,01 .w'' l",miRht never see again, and who would think
woted-Tor the diMiUfidn of the' othera dut-ica.J.n, rV"' " ' fwi bv.;,"e- Pkof me aa bne of hia pa.aing eon-
f itde-of our party tba.tricte.1 .ileoce waa?AwIftW"! to watch him cloae-
&Tjohi -The aruiahina- fS! feh! l-Wli knotty. ,d, if poa.ibhv UiT catch Jiin :in hia w
aoeutioo waa the
to keep our aeprtiC wiiWAdl.kotteftrb
aarchHiK;t.Q.tai;n or "t r-; v -
reluned to bfa bid nhoa la U tSe
mtantnaefboV feftlif uWeerl fm, 1 !!
waa dreaaed with ttiiuanal care.ajjd I
iuiti ru ninaiLB uratu si!B Mined n. nni c j.l. itrir-nr,,T.u
daoeed firat wilhoneand tfitaffe!. H,voJf 1tlWTVa'f iriShf ejjaMeMt 4
afed abecfator ihTtrhihaVe thooBht IfwS'tiV.f-! lnlriVi ae ,iu f t
turaJiizanner tftbeooaequiona.'. We again met, faliirjf' tfce wb-'-'- r--
and JUBiiwart tie rnnwool Ha e.iq mitf
tweaaianwaa chanej'lJeMrB-UiaBfta LTi?
eorepauiooi, itu yon alonetbat I lore jpt aJone
are oeaoiuui to roe." iiow anaora u .appeared,
' ittad betweeii u
'; Pleasure waa oar chief object, aa far as it could
feuooantlj Ujrorsued. and mUcbief wee Mily to
U waorjed to as , conducive to that: end. ...!&
' Iabt,tba oldeft andUltet, waa our.PreaP
. um; asd b one could have been belter ..'fitted
fcr the oca..; Ker eloaay black hair, wna ,.al-
ways Uatafallyj arranged, and few: could gre
Is the ifeptha of thoif clear', dark eyes, or Le-
. said Mr nrnt and diriiBed step, wit bout feeling
- . s . j I I . nu wil v Mail vupaf . mjt .luw
linepa. Annie's rich brunett comolexion look.l.uh . ... h. m,M.i;b f.; k.
mA - . . j, i : - i - -.ft
...... r, ana 4.jixea meiasi now-.travine: more than uoual emotio.i. . How
Ti'? hrlr..hIr 1 WMconsioua that., they were cesively warm it ia to-night,' asi'd. she, nerv
all. indeed, beautiful, ' . - . ' , ouair, she slipped her'small white hand into
IJuatal Ihialnatantthe inspiring notes or the mine. ' . - .-A'.? -f
band "were beard, and althons-h thev would wit-1 . n ;A..A m r r k.j
lingly have remained tossist me in return, I better not dance any more, dear Mary, you will
hurried them off to be in time for the first coil- f.tin. nnr..lf W Ik? ! finth siilnf. hilt
ioo.vI : felt- little downhearted after they all.; froai different reasons. Mary. seemed rapt' in
t2Lrf Aa elerine. ef 4h. e.ske rr. served to':": "i""" wrVwQrV f i"ouBhU. canog nothwg or what ws.
" r.tnlult tint mM it L ...
caaion some" giplenant rmarka and I remem
bered having, heard 4f whispered that, although
my murei were not aoove meoiocriiT, mere
eooceil treasures of the mind Mhat. 'were
Wart preeious." AJthMgh there was but a yearns
dUErrence in our ages,' she possessed an uncon
. ' frollableinilueiica ver n one which VO ' could
issrealr Aomttrehetid ? ..-$;..- w2'?)
r tbenextifa point of attraction was Mary, a
r wev btaeyed girl ee venteenf. , bha waa
; aotir of a wealthy plantar. , Her paraob
. was alight and frail, fepd . her light flaxen, curU
;decoratd a forehead as fair and pure aa the hum
; 'bk lly of the kaIIcj, of which she was a fitting
Ism. jSheirn gentle aimont . to uuidity,
and by her amiabiTitr awl confiding deposition Rhat
won me love oi an wiio snew ner. - -mine was
;Mf in venter and perpetrator of mUcbiefi and
-: with myself, who,oecupied the bumule positiob
; ef sicretary,' completed ; the' number of our
elab; ' -i'. ' 'K'- '.?' :-
; I have already mentioiieB bow pleasantly the
v fiae bad passed which now brought us towards
the cta of the aasoiu . Those a5cotomed to
- jweteriBg places, can readily underataud with
.what e;eraaa wa looked each day fur . new
caters to fill op the place of, those who were
; jJsatrtibg ost; : ; "..iJ.;-:- , '?.:' 4
We were aQ assembled one sultry afternoon
: la our ebamber,5 of club room aa we called it.
: tatbet and Mary were busy at aomi crotchet
"Workj Aonie' ws-reclinntg on a lonnge' near
' the wmdow, reading Jane Eyre, while I was
trraoging Mary's bUck'velret spencer for 'the
eveoiog. There had been pause of some mio-
fluwtttaAnttieUiMW aewn ner oooa,
. Aimicii""V;"i i-,h-.uv'u'X'i-'-.:
Well, tbc. es49 U 6t over, and none of us
W Bade eenqueet, that i, no lasting or de
JtrabU one, lb . surely bavo had. jbeaus
eooogh. V What shall we doTor emusemenlr
How I do wish for jome jiew(ml9na-
pody wor&diesrfngTor," .-,'.';'.
fass.-aad would have BOUectioD 16 a - similar
MopoeU from some (squally devoted lovtt. i
' 5 Yt aro good guesser, ny dear-Baby,, but
it ie 'dreadfully dull bere, that I fear there
aifc bo opportunity of arriving ;. at such a
Withed-for eosduaion.;' So many of ear pleaa
MUit people bate left to day, that we shall; be
aid Icwiar-'partpert to-night- " Suppose
we go waVoh foir the" stage it, will ; soon be
' i 3a 84!., fbrowioe down ot work,
i we Brast hurry fcr; I ear Ita toberingH
2sanw Where r4 pur sun-bonnets?' ",
'Hew trndiniified tou ire. ffirlsf etelahned
'iel. ; Teu two easy go, but Mary sball stay
t4tBbbinr parteJwonyoo.dearf ;
tUtj consented, although half inclined to
wwsiMwy its, and wt need off with' all the ar-
wiui eevenurn io uie upper pwm.'
-4 Bat wait lonsr before our eunositr was crat-
lawniM th vanitatinn on.
een ven with them. At this moment my nn- flh. k anni. a. her inisrca2ell Haeli-
cle knocked et my door, and inquired if I would oe.f lo convince me that none of ue had escap.
soon be rea ly, Throwing a shawl over my ti bi, de,Jgllw .uentiona. When we werre
sboolders, we hurried along to the ball room. jr,itttat,M in our rom, previous "to retiring1
j; orgive me, dear reader, for me vamiy ana ; ,h, Geonre knoeked at the door with
egoliam I have di.played in the Ual few Imea,!t08W frbments. and while we were parta
but was it not part oflher weakness of -human king of ,hemt j tDdevored o dissipat tha re
nature that my step should acquire, more- firm-'erv- which w , unosua1, by exclaiming,
new and my look mure confidence a. I entered 1 mntat aHara. aHrta! baa aa en beard
V 1nlDfPn h r y de Maoy thing ieterestieg and amusiDg?. Idoirttslnk
V I f.- .1, .1.- f """R'"" r - 1
occational whisper as 1 passed., . ; .
Hw lovelv Miss Baby looks to-btghi!' -
Yes.' lenlied a cross, ill-nslured old maid.
body worth di easing for,"; ,
s Why, wbatbas put yon In aucb, a t
this? ssidl, laughing. ' expect; ye
jast been Tetiine 'Booheater's , declan
if cwgli.a glhspse; of undrybata;- alighting,
aad sundry trnqks being lifted off by the driver.
'I a woBdt If ;th'eri afe any unmarried ran
. maog ta.tid Annie. . -r?; r- r
' I ciaeosafiud outI replied, 'for bre comes
-NrlMB'te oaw'left-W.-:t '?,'
' ow Goorge ; Waa'aC tluigeiMflitrad
'at-edBKi, with wboaf w'; were all great'f"-
.'11 ctibl an nk a. tWha. irtil was ' t0-
toing on arourul hsrr and I ; had - banished all
thoughts of self, and was inlent iri watching the
movemeuts of those who moat interested me.
Hut why does that look of embarraninent steal
when I rtDested these wbrdsVtbfnd' tbaf whh the'
exceation of the name.1 Ihey were precbely tbe
same toat ne nad aodressed
eohcluaively that if be bad
from some ramance, his own stock of ideas must
have been a ltmited as ' his. aaatrranee waa- on-:
bounded.' Poor Mary eeemed distressed, looking
as if she thought we were all Id league. against
her; but finally confesaed i that . appearances wereiyou
suueh agaiiiat blm.
Poor nirlj I now began to see that she wee to
be a victim to bis pride and vanity.- her heart was
easily touched, and pure in thought and motive
herself, ehe could not suspect brnnderstaod da
: The next ntght the-Ceontratber suTprised me by
making a direct offer of bis band. . ! waa surpris
edbeeause I thought bta object .was to gain 3poe
sessioi, of our hearts fcand then leave ua, ao3 boast
of hs conquests elsewhere.' : Report represented
him as wealthy,' arid I could not believe be wise!
merely in pursuit of riches. I told him that aa his
offer was very enexpeeted, be should have my an-j
ewer on the ensuing evening.""'-'I then basteaed to
rid yon ring, jlrj'f aaldkVae li - ', v Vi- :- -
-Ye t did. irid 'i-'2iwrT- U..Pii'-
t notrborrpwed Orn
over ihe proud fe turw of Tube!, a tba mnd next night.
give tba ere to the others, in ease the ssiatrprop
oaition waa made to tbem. It famed out aa I sur
mised, and they all deferred, their answer till the
wee a lighting-np of the face & abrlgbtning oi' r companion, 'the obaerved of all. observers.'
Ibeeye when Jexcited :by conversation, -that pgUi'e for , insUnt before . the open window?
made me appear as .handsome aa any of them. &n that perfidious man polsonineher ear With
,. i." ' 7i ' f "ODU r the words of love? The cnarge waa - bin mo-
rayed. 'ibrM-wnit roses mnb all my head munt.r.. ,h w,, r,in the same .lm, digni
dreas.anirelt aa I stood betord -ibe . mirror, fij v.;n. .-Aih. . .,- haervr could
where wktmimmyrt! have detected a svmptom of agitation in
me, that l.never looked bettern my K.niU-ippearane. But my luinfdon wesj
that I "should 'not. suffer mueb by- compariMfirnij .5 it aid tot squire tb7 ropitatioQ
charming young' ladies, none
could make a conquest. ?- -7
I' 'Well, since you have begun the aabjeet,' said
Annie, langbrag,'Iet ue bear -yeur own experi-
I think she hss bestowed more time than u.ual jeiiee: yon look . Tery much pleased when the
' verr acoepUtle ann4h
Lisa, aad Annie ,agrly ;an-'1-'
s rs ycat. wbt-ypnall-ioD
i 1 9 lf.d ya' eeptivate' tin.,
r i u tb datwM' Udjes).''';-
upon .her tuilelte, her companiona' were here
lonff wuce.' :: ' ' v
'K'l it I felt tba color mouot to my chsek, as I knew
bow unjust thrs remark ws. -r .'.;-.--., .i-i.:?.
' As. my. eye wandered over, the room io
searc h of the individual who had caus' d allour
trouble and excitement, I preeeived be waa not
among the dancers, but leaning grsoefully . a
grinst the mantle, conversing wjth.Mr. B
I saw, too", that I had attracted his attention;
and as he turned and spoke to Ms ' companion,
fcooking ai-airi towards me I knew be was speak
ing of. me; What his remark was I Jisoovered
afterwards. ?.How could I help feeling' pleased
and flattered at I saw them coming towards me.
I waa rieht be bad requested an introduction
rnd we were soon In the midst or an animsneo-
cooversation. 1 He solicited the Bon or 01 my
hand for the next eel, and . bow triumphant 1
felt as I stood at the head of the cotillion with
the distinguished stranger, the envy of all .the
kinmsrried Isdies in the room I introduced
hian to my companions, and after be bad danced
with tbem successively I was pretty -aure. my
turn bad come again; and again I was ,; igut-
A waif x succeeded, and ss I declined joining ine
mazy circle, he complained of the suJiiineas of
the evening, and beggede to throw on my
shawl nd breathe tha fresh air a few minutes.
Wa wilked out on the piazza, and .stood lean
the balustrade for some lime, watching
the moon as she sailed through the masses $ of
dark clouds, which ever and anon; seemsd, to
obstruct, her ;progres. The alienee became
embarrassing, and for want of aomething4 less
common-place, 1 remarked, .. - -;
' I fear you have found ree a dull partner . to
niskii Mr.' Ddlatiraiae.' .'ii?"-
. Willi si aitrh ba ronliad. So (ar from that be-
irn the case. I would be the happiest .inaq ; in
existence could Ijretain sqoha partner, as you
.through life.'.-,i:,,--;7w-'ii?.'' -vlwf -
Mnnh Botiatad si this unexnected avow
al. 3fy heart beat quickly, and I felt ' scarcely
s c iiraiog iiiteiiigoase
Let ua relmrnsid . lb nigbj ait bas quite Ldt
Count led yon first to tba dance. ?. . What had be
to say for blmself?' ' -, : - - -'v-
'I suppose, in compliance with our rules, t moat
not conceal anything; be told me very - seriously,
ha would be the happiest man in existence to have
me for a nertner through life.' " Anme'e faeei be
came almost crimson, as she said, hair offended, ':
MI hope you have not been playing eaves-dropper,
Baby 1 that is not hbnorable. '"" '' -
-Eaves-drop perl why sureif be did not tell you
the same thing? for I can asure yon I listened to
nothing but what he said to ma when ', we walked
out on the'piaxxa.' ; , ''.;. '.;, . '
.: 'Girlsl' saMJabelle: gravely, 1" perceive we
have been made the Instruments of amusement
for this detestible man: preciselj the same Words
that Baby has 1 epeated, did be whisper to me, in
the most insulting tonej and I should judge from
Mary's blushes that she too, baa heard tbem before.-:
I thought it strange at the time, that be
should have presumed to address such words to
me on so short an ecquaintanoe; and aa wa bare
fortunately discovered his plan, we had better take
some method of defeating it ' -'
'It is too ridteulone,' aid Annie, 1 have often
heard of too strings to a beau, but four ia entirely
beyond all reason. ;? Suppose wa meet Wm to-mor
row; as if -nothing bad happened, and base our fu
ture conduct 011 our observations. . .
Tbo'ewentsofthe evening did. not seam to ilia
turb thereat of any but MaiT-and nrysetf, who
slept together. 5- : Aa 1 laid very quietly, "tbiBkiog
over whet bad Occurred, ehia. supposed I eould not
bear the deep eight that occasionally escaped her
At last she slept, and putting my arms asuuou u,
1 soon followed her example. - A-Jiri-t
Tha next morning wa eeet George for Mn
and . ouestioned bim , respecting t out '. soi-diiant
Count. He replied fbat a fentlemarj .wW accomr
panied.bim, Aad, informed,, bim , that tta.uonni
would atay but a fow day e-.tbat be bad but a abort
time in this aountrywM wealthy and "n-
-: Ha inad&n&obWtioru asd L baatened. to
Iasida tnv uncle. 1 eould not dance again;
J " ... r -V. 1 : 1 r . . '---V - ...
and wun a pouto now ne wis mo yw r -
ner for- tte.nequsari.fe..-
!rJr: iwi.ii ifmaVkrblwiandsome4ne tnanT
'KsyyrrA. m.'.u.lm 'taTon referred
Well,-1 want vba to.carry a Jwta forlio icL-i
Miss Blake, and be sure you daiivar it only to . . '
l srseir, nd teli her i wait her ansir.i l ' :-j
It was a little astonishing that be did not suspect
anything; but his head was too full of his own plans
to bestow a thought on our-.
After talking over our plana on the morrow, we
concluded if we could .find some means f pre
senting bVn from fulfilling his pnsmise to eaeet us
in the evening, we could aeeomjH-h yyy dftifff '
mVirCfiinij Bm, anJaWif bim we understood hia
machinations, but how to compass it, we eould not
imagine ' We Were conning if over, when An
nie's eye suddenly brightened, and she siid, .'AUd
you ever notice that the Count has but one pair oil
gaiters, or at least thai he wean the same pair on
every occaroo? . Aow.if we could manage to get
them away, it would effectually prevent bim from
fulfilling bis engagements to-night." .' . .'- -
"Good!" said I. "but that ia the mfestion: to ab
stract tbem without, his knowledge, would be rath
er a difficult matter;",:;-; . ;...'.: , .
"Gfrbr' said Isabel, "I fear you bare lost all
sense of dignity, I hope you will take aome more
refined way of avenging yourselves." ' '-.
. vvhy too dnT. suppose t mean to abseona
.with then, myself,',' said Annie, laughing; "I
wouldn't touch the nasty things, for the; world,
Come, can't voucive us a hint. BabyPw'-:!?'-
Let us senJ for Georee, I replied TiehsBsbe
can heln us out of our difficulty.'' George was
soon summoned, and aa they elected me apokea-
man, I displayed a gold piece, which I told bim
should be his, it he would assist us, obey all our
instructions, and observe the .strictest seoresy.
Do any tma in de world for de young ladies,"
said George grinning from ear to ear. .!-!"
Well we want you first to find out whether
Mr.TJelauraine has any-other gaiters than those
he wears every day." . .. -r t'v--' - f
No Mies: I know ne got no ouer pairausa
Porno oleana tha de tine of -em abrv higbt be.
fore danoe& ebrj morning before breekfait,& 1
notice dev.alwavs aotdat aaine little darn atone
aide. I ssya to Pomp last night, ! tink your
massa night 'ford toget noder pair ot inoes, con-
siderm' he's so rlcb-Uor'lorigi darkey, saya he
proves favorabler-ton sbaH be well rWaf.i4.d ' '
;Ye, thassa, fll carry it straight' ''
.Aod yoo might as weu memtea thrt liKpol - . ,.v.; -very
well this evening,; er 1 abould .oertaialf ' "'
have 'been, with' her." .vy?rr -5
.'Capital idea!" aaid halo bTnwelf, as be saatfc&5
ly wrote a few lines, this Will enlist ker 'type- r
thies, and I have hesrd.it said that .'pity ii tia-:-'
tdlove. : - . .'iT-r -''7' .'V-.
I was in the midst of an interesting fiimftrfii- - ,
tioh, when I saw George coming towarda-sX . - ;
with a ikce full of importance. -;
"fGet aumlhing for yoo, miss," aaid he - 7 " .
step into the parlor a mioulei requirer 'aa aa- 1 " ; U
sWer.'' t..A;piv.y( vl, .:..; : r
Accompanying bim into tha adjoining (MC3 -X- ir .-;"
I look the tfiU gilt-edged note, fraa bia ano) ;-'. ;"-'-tearing
it open read as followere " ?i. ..-'.-- ' r ' : r
, DAa Ajm'BxarroTin Mua Being tatbla
to meet you .tbis.eveaJng, n eccount of aa naf 'v. . '7
Cortunale accident,- my,, impatient heart ocoii '".T-r '""'
wait n longer for the answer yoa prbcMied. .
Pray, relieve by a ; speedy raplT tfiea&riBga afg .o
one who lovesyou lo distraotiannd.who. Vf&f-Z
waits your consent to ttakv yoa .hia. bride. r
:;-;ri:;KtBa -fl. mkrr-r'i'.
'" 'Gamman aaid 'a mantioti he wantars3. .'ss :J -
thla eyining,w eai 0eor,' chuckaatj
TngTSIiuppreaa hu rtsibg mi.rtn,"flagtv
pencil and peace of paper in case yoa aoouldirt
have any bandyvis:ii'-".;:.5;u:i'?':
I took tba proBerea paper and wrote tn ret ; -
lowing:, -- -;'.. - .c i .
"Miss Blake declinea M propoiiucri 'wbicR. ;
Mr. Deiaorain did her tha honor taV Baka . kat 1.'
night,''.---'; -'i'VtavX-TfilT;. '-.! "I -ir.i'.-' : ;
Off atarted George muttering td bimsetf. Guesa ;
I' did the biznesa for bim dat ,-time don't Cka - : . .
him much anyhow." V':-" " :V- ;;'V ,
J eomntunicated tha inteligeaca to each ofl&o ;:
girle being very careful to show Mary the Bote '-; ; ,
as I saw she seemed dull and silent, and I hoped - ;
ta drive all thoughts of the4 vfiiaa, out of bet -;'.:--'
mind. : But love a hard aatar tad it pained
me to tee that she etill bwed biat,la1heeenji ; -of
an houreach one had received' a missive oer- x ..:'
responding to mine, and each declined.' 'Mary 'a ' :
waa the last,.and at her request f opaaoir.afidl y: ;
one I begged her to let me put tnent aQ together
and eend tbem baok to him as the. moat bafitV';
ting afiswer. -She reluctantly conrettfrf.'and XV''
dea patched tbam haiuiy rearing pne mig3MBge ,.;v
her tbia&Td'" -If V.-J;VS'' Ji' -
Did Mise Msry give yoo lttir. heaIT7Me.
manded tha Count as George lunded biiato i ;
paekat."-x.v,. .; w"?v-.' o;v y -.i 5.-. y'-" ' " '
Yes. masa," said George." 'rildving towarda: -r; ' .
the door, for he was anxious to be offbefore Uie '.i: ,
opening ofit- Buttbe impatient torer waa toa ".v.r
quick for bim. ' Tearing open ibe enrcIopa-be r '
aaw at a gianoe now matters , sraoa, man rucu - -
exsspersled, turned toreapnia yenganoa oituw r-
poordarkey. y - -' - f JX&gU . '.S;
You rascal! yoa have played me false,'sbottt-
ed he.'enatchrhg Slip tbe solitafy "gaiter ocdasra- " -tng-a
blow at himget ant f my sight or .1 will '
break your bones for you!" but George. ' a om
-fthe alert and bad slipped out of the door before
iched hia'v:r':' r:'v -;i.-;;V
don't you know the gemmin's conomical, and
prbmise'me fifty cents if (clean 'em.ebry day
for a week." -I-r ':!; i -".' : " V-
. Well; now, tJeorjre.Jo you think you eould
manege to get one of them lost so that he. cannot
come to the dance tin avenlogr".- ., ' . . -Yes,
Miss, guess I could, I know xaekly the
spot whsr Pump sets 'em ebry night. I , owes
dat fetlar a grudge, any' how,' and dont mind
getirng hint into a. 1 crape specially, at da ladies
is so generous." ?s-f.- ; '.
Very well, Georgelif you. can, keep bim in
hia room this evening you sHall have tha reward
Now you can go, and remember not-to say one
word about it. " . .'J . i-. ' ';..
1 1'll do ia fait ?at vMlsa, be .replied and
diaanneared.. t.t'iV'-v -sV.:...it i nA5:''fe
'"- The; ensuing "scenei-trrfbeM have eooipir.
bimsetf,-". So sooner had Pomp depposited theled to destroy your estleaa for aoe, for J wat pnr-. .
precious treasure before ibe ;Coimt door, Ithaojfoee I' know not cxeiept It be that tbef were Jeal-
' T1 next toornina otrr mutual lover waa a - '.
mong the tnlssmg, having etarted in.the'ltag..-iv '
for Baltimoreso ft waareportedr" attd there
were many reasons for going so ;saddnly, the
true one had not yet tranepireL ';"-, .L? '-j. -'i."'r:.it.'j:V
:"' I had gone to my room earlier than asaalte ;
drese for dinner, feeling iit bigb spirits about. ;
the suoeas of . the- aobeme, and 7 was looking
over the dressing table for a missing ring, when ;
I saw an open letter lying oeuiua ne giaas.
The- writing was pecular, and I could not resist
reedlug itx It ran tbue '4K?&:: V'-tX
?4oat adorable Mary 1 nna i nave many $
ness, slipped one ef them into bie poeket'and k,, rt to ey ether 'Baotjfe.:.- Teae4iot5a.7'i---- ' if
started off towerdsthe toeds.4ht ; ratTW win 'hlbio'ffiajt- eot:i- 3 - -.l '
Snrinmi what be did with it we did n ot a isoo v-1 '.'.1 c'L ."''-'
I eoaoired what be was. taHdog; about, wben I
saw tbem standing be the, aeatel.Mr. B.;.Jugtt
edand aaia,it woa'daot beraittoell,'? bu ,up
oa our preosiag tbe oea bejoldr BalHbat the
Ceunt .eraa eAmar-jebo taese zeae, r g
were, end tftheyw.rkfc ;rA
said Mi- 8telirf. tba old maid
ar. but he' certainly came back minus the'gaiter
and placed himself in ' a;cnvekt pbwTion ;to
witch what was gotnd;on."".Our gentleineaaoon
onened his dW for his waiters to enmplete. his
toilette, andjwaaupprued it finding only "one,
aHBtiosinirbe had missed .lUhejrrous&t out nis
was to be seen. gagrat tne snenttaa.na rang
thnhaH iiaHiT,Ty antrrompey aoon appear little
you only that I madly, devotedly IoTe.vf;SOi..r;
resist the pleadings oTao 'sincere ivhaart mvbus, ,
net still aotlseat to siie aiy rik'aad fortooer- -.
I wilt be a the lttl brid jje-t aireeaa. l jfbnr : :
JSlaiiiformedbia yW;Were inbeisand tbathiead. j ', .;: ., .V.S: :o:VvK I: ,Tt Te
KG oroft would inharWarge forruaei-l 'Where U mj other gaiter, wuUynW -a
aeeea you, ana, lonowin ytejc:u. es yoar ow
. r.x ,d
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