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CHAPTER XIX. . ,
Louiiiiiiiy in a cimifortiibln anm-liair
on an old woutleti purcli in the witching'
light of the Angust moon, inhaling thei
breath of the mountains anil speculat
ing dreamily over the illnmons of moon
light and' mist ami evening shadows,
with a pipo and a quiet conscience, and
. the friend of your heart besido you, is ft
situation that to most minds sujrjrests
Btorj-; tneii tno suppiy ot oncKS oec-anie
exhausted, nnd Anthony, having tele
graphel it; vain to tha contractor, went
down to ILiehriond hnnsclf to iiivesti
gato the causes of delay.
Mary's -nests were to leave her the
following week to join her parents at
Capon Springs, where Miss Cornelia was I possibilities of enjoyment, with dis-
aiso. uan bad come over by himself to course, tranquil, grave, congenial, or.
spend the evening, because it was "lone- better still, the silence of perfect com
ly in the 1 ouse across the ravine without ' panionship and a soft yielding to the
Anthony," he said. He sat in a large . subtle enchantment of moonlight and
armchair" beside the center table, and tobacco. As the smoke rises from the
the light from the lamps fell full on his t bowl or floats in tender wreaths from
ruddy loe'es and made them glow and , the lips how limitless become the bounds
glitter. Little Ran, who was rarely ab- of thought, how infinite grows its power!
sent from his side, was perched on the ! The earth is ours and the fullness there
arm of tl e chair, with his small bare of, the world aud they that dwell there
feot on Dan's knee. Suddenly he put up in, the mystery of eternal darkness, the
his hand to his friend's head. ''How effulgence of everlasting light, the
red your hair is!" he said, touching it; . depths of the inferno, the heights of the
"just like coals of tire. 1 could make j empyrean, the illusions of speculation
believe it burned me." j nnd the glory of revelation. All things
"Hush, Ran!'' said Mary qnickly; finite, some things infinite, are ours, and
"yon mutt not bo rude, my child." jwo enter npon our heritage nntrani-
ButDa i put his arm about tboboy'meled save by such limitations of time
and drew him closer. "Listen," he said and space as even the divine within us.
softly, "and Til tell you about it. Long the power of thought itself, may not al
ago more than thirty years away in j together lay a-ide.
New Bra lswick a little child was boru. How changed is this when, instead of
It was in the winter and there was suow the friend of our heart, the woman of
on the ground. From the trees and the our love is lieside us! Tranquillity van
lodges of the rocks and the eaves of all ishes with tho smoke in which we may
tho houses icicles hung in long, close not indulge; thought contracts, intensi
rows, anc. every bow and branch and lies, individualizes; our solution becomes
tiny twit; on the trees and bushes in the a crystal. Even the thought of her, un
forests a id the shrubs in the garden aided by visible presence, is destructive
were casjd in ice, and when the sun to that "piece of mind and inactivity of
shone on them it was very beautiful, 'conscience so necessary to tho f ull en
But at ni-jht it was rvild -so bitter cohl, juymcnt of profound or idle specula
aud the wind would riso and take the tion. One thought dominates all thought,
snow up n its arms and loss it aliout in and love is tho nebula of a new world,
fine soft clouds that blinded people's j So Dan Stewart sat on the porch of
eyes and made them stumble and some- the small house across the ra vino and
times lote their way, i: was very thought of Mrs. Beverley, ana failed of
dangerous to go abroad iit nigln. ; appreciation of his evironmont and op-
"Whcn the little boy was one week portnnity, and woefully failed ofderiv
old there came a il irk, dark night, with ing enjoyment from cither. In good
snow ami wind and terrible sl-et. The sooth Dan was more than commonly
house where the baby's father lived was ; troubled, and his conscience was as rest
in the tountry and stood in .1 "-rent ' hss n o biv,1 ..-l,ncn .-.ocf !o ti.n.,tnn,.,i
His love for Mrs. Beverley (for, like a
straightforward gentleman, lie acknowl
edged to himself that ho was in love
with her, and verv much in love with
ug set all her fur on . her besides) had been a thing cf such
flit to tho window ' gradual development that it was only
curtain, but it was : latterly that he had come to full knowl-
yard ths t was a!
About twelve o'cl.
under tho wiiul-
chamber, and th-
see nothing. 'Some
iorm. and old Bruno
liain,' she said, com-
lire, which glowed
tag with her foot the
i- where tho child was
uost a little nark.
k there came a noise
s of tho mother's
ogs howled, and the
cat on t!i hear;!;
end. Tin nurse
aud drew aside I h
so dark rhe could
one is lo: t in tin :
is straining on hi
ing back to the
warmly, and tone!
rocker of the cradl
"Then the mother cried out from her
lied that :t must be seen to, and sent and
had the father waked: and ho aud the
nurse wmtout and found in the snow
beneath 1 ho window an old, old woman,
bent and gray and shriveled, so that the
wonder was how she ever got there.
Sho was almost frozen, and they carried
her into tho house, and into the "mother's
room, liecanse there was the noblost fire.
They lai 1 her near it and chafed her
limbs and wrapped her in warm cloth
ing and comforted her with wine. And
the moth ;r, from her pillows, looked on
and told them what to do. Soon the old
woman opened her eyes, and tho first
thing they beheld was the fire. 'How
lieautiful:' she mattered, and held out
her withered Ii mis; 'so beautiful: so
beautiful:' and she went on for many
moments murmuring about the leauty
of tho fla nes. Presently she espied the
infant, and leaning over the cradle sho
scanned him long and earnestly."
Dan paused, his eyes shimmering with
"Go on: go on:" s;;id tin
"I know the old witch gave the child
red hair," murmured Ella: '-but go on."
Mary said nothing, but leaned nearer.
"The poor little thing lay there so
pink and still aad helpless, with its
round ba d head mi the pillow and its
small hands folded like roso leaves,"
continued Dan, "and he looked so inno
cent and lovely, that the old woman's
heart was stirred and she longed ; do
something for him Passing her :;;:nd
therefore over his he.i .1 au.l gazinar ten
derly on tho tire, she said s! r v lv: 'To
the child of the house that has sheltered
mo and warmed 1:10 1 give tho most
beautiful thing in all tho world. He
shall be crowned with locks that glow
and curl 'ike the flames that leap from
the heart of the coals. Their color shall
rival the ruddy hue of the wine vhie.i
is warming my frame, and their texture
shall be as soft and as fine as the silk ::i
the hand.' of tho spinner.
"Then the mother cried out against it,
for it se uned to her a cruel wrong to
put on a little child. 'Not so it is a
blessing." the old woman said; 'for to
those who 1-jve him the locks shall glow
with warmth and beauty until they
think that nothing in all the broad earth
can comj are with them, while to those
who hate him they will seem hideous
and suggest many unpleasant images,
and all v ho hate him will speedily de
part frorr him. And that will be good
for tho boy, because he will always
have aroand him only those who lovo
him.' Then the old woman vanished up
the cluu ney. Ran, in a big puff of
smoke, and everything she said came to
pass, for 'ho old woman was a fairy."
There vas a pauso when the tale was
Then Ella said; "After this I kIiaII de
fend red hair from all aspersions. 1
shall maintain with all my strength that
it is the color preferable to all others,
and shall call it Titianesque and lovely."
Ran cl .tubed up on the arm of the
the chair and again rested his soft round
cheek upon it. "1 love it," he announced;
'it warm i me all through to my heart,
it does, and I think it's more beautiful -ler
than any hair in the world."
There v as nothing in the little story
to account for it, but that night, when'
Mary was in her chamber, she took from
between the leaves of her Bible a faded!
photograph of a fair, noble looking man!
with eye like Ban's, and gazed at it'
long and earnestly. Suddenly she bent;
her face c" own on it with a whisper that'
nao Buuivi. a wnu, "jn, my aear, my
dear, forgive tne!"
edge of its existence and its strength.
A word, a glance, the chance touch of
her hand, an in flection of her sweet
voice who knows how such knowlcdgo
comes? Suffice it that it had come; tho
scales had fallen and revealed a passion
grown to man's estate imperious, insist
Uc turned himself so that, his fare van
touurd Vic opposite aide of the ravine.
What should he do about it? Man
hood as well as passion demanded that
no time lie lost in making the disclosure
and in seeking happiness, or at least the
negative comfort of definite conclusion.
Dan had littlo thought of hitnsrlf in tho
matter or of tho downfall of his hopes,
which was quite within tho range of
possibility. He thought himself un
worthy of his love, as every man whoso
love is a thing of value must, for nobil
ity of love is twin bom with humility,
and ho resolved in an honest, manly
way that should ho prosper in his woo
ing he would endeavor in nil after life
to decrease that unworthiness. lie
thought also that Mary must be aware
of the state of his mind toward her,
since woman's intuition in such matters
is keener than man's; but ho longed to
give them both the certainty of Fpoken
words, r.ud to put the issue at once into
her hands, where it belonged. To Dan
the ineani.'v.s of indefinite giving w:is
impossible; what ho conceived in inten
tion he substantiated in deed and abided
the rcsidt as a gentleman should.
The trouble therefore was not Mary
at least not tho present trouble. The
element of discord which marred the
harmony of the present and tne antici
pations of the future was Ned Anthony.
His friend, who was now his rival, had
never confided to him his later love, nor
even hinted at its existence, but Dan's
Laature was too Fympathetic not to have
made the discovery speedily for himself.
He had not invited Ned's confidence as
on another subject ho would have done,
and had it been offered he would have
shrunk from and evaded it. But all the
same ho knew of the existence of An
thony's love for Mary Beverley, just as
he suspected at times that Anthony was
beginning to be aware of his own pas
sion. Had she leen in truth the "little
Mary" of the story he had listened to
and grown tender and sympathetic over
out in the lonely canyon, with the stars
overhead and the camp fixe smoldering
down to a bed of embers, and the walls
of darkness and solitude shutting them
into a sanctuary of confidence, Dan's
course would have been as plain ao
though signboarded at every step. He
must have gone away at once, leaving
the field free to his rival aye, and have
staid away, holding down all hope with
a strong hand until such time as his
rival's fate should be decided beyond all
question. This he could and would
have done as the natural outcome of
honor and manhood; for it would have
! been an. ignoble thing, and a cruel and
treacherous one oesn?s. 10 hvuk losiuncu
the solitary Howerof a hard and barren
life Iieforo it was clearly proved that the
flower could never deepen its roots and
trow and flourish into larger life.
Ent this necessity of abnegation had
not arisen. This woman whom they
Ihvh loved was free for both to strive
for; to past tie boru:d her to one more
than to the othor; there was no treach
?ry, no theft, no breach of confidence
Involved. They started almost even in
the race, moreover; for if Dan had gifts
of mind and mapner and position, An
thony had those of person and wealth
and priority of acquaintance.
Yet, because of a feeling that he had,
that to come to a man's house and.par
take of his hospitality and then enter
into rivalry with him for what perhaps
he valued most in life, was not exactly
the thing for an honorable man to do,
Dan determined to bring his visit to a
close, and to cancel his business engage
ment and leave the neighborhood' as
soon as his host should return.
Ned's manner had changed to him of
late had grown fitful, sometimes al
most surly. He won Id have a talk, with
Ned and explain exactly how matters
stood, what ho had done and what he
proposed to do, and how tho affair was
beyond his control and must lie subniit
Vd for decision toa higher power. He
.ould be quit open and fair and frank
with Nod, as liecaine good men and true
who had stood hyeacli other squaroly in
time of danger:' Then, after all things
wcro made straight with his host, he
would leave the house btforo he should
seek Mr. Beverley, which of course ho
must dj before quitting the neighbor
hood. Having arranged all this in his mind,
Dan felt more in harmony with nature,
more lifted to her level, as it were, and
capable of enjoying her. Ho moved his
chair more forward into tho moonlight
and opened his cigar case; then he
turned himself so that his face was
toward the opposite side of the ravine
and his eyes could rest on a tiny point
of light which streamed in reality
through the nursery window, but which
ho thought cair.c from Mary's.
He was not very much afraid cf An
thony's rivalship, and it had only been
the decision in regard to his own con
duct toward his host that had occupied
his attention. Vanity and himself aside,
he felt very pure that Anthony had made
no serious inroads on Mrs." Beverley's
affections. She was too considerate,
too carefully courteous in her treat
ment cf Anthony to admit of the sus
picion of any large or turbulent emo
tion. Then, too, Dan had noticed how
persistently she had contrived to throw
Ned with her consin, how delicate! v she
had maneuvered that he should be Ella's
escort on their little expeditions, should
stand beside her when they sang-, walk
beside her when they strolled in the
evenings and be associated with her in
timately in the thousand ways which
have the alchemist's power of convert
ing friendship into love. He had helped
along the little comedy, knowing it to
be comedy, and suspecting that Ella
shared his knowledge, although she
played her part with spirit. He was
amused at Mrs. Beverley's absorption in
her scheme, and the ingenuity she dis
played, and the trouble she took to
spread ?iets and place honey for the bear
who ne-.-er even saw them, and whose
whole thought was on the hive.
"I think Mr. Anthony admires Ella
very much." she remarked one evening
complacently, after watching him give
her pretty kinswoman a banjo lesson,
which seemed to involve proximity- and
some contact of hands. "lie pays her
a good deal of attention, and she is pret
ty. Don't yon consider her uncommonly
pretty?" a little anxiously.
"Quito so," he assented readily. '-.She
is clever and vivacious, too, and 1 know
she amuses Anthony immensely. He
says that .she is all around the jolliest
girl he knows, and has no nonsense about
Mar did not know exactly what this
comprehensive form of masculine com
mendation meant, and to her car it
sounded too free and easy to lie sj.Kcially
complimeiitarv. To her mind the phrase
"has no nonsense about her" implied the
absence of some finalities wlneh vho
knew vcw well that men greatly value,
and ir w.ts not one that she wished to
think representative of Anthony's state
of mind about her cousin. It was en
tirely too practical to be suggestive of
much romance. Still, Anthony was an
eminently practical man, and she re
fused to loose her hold on hope, in spite
of a tolerably extensive acquaintance
with masculine nature.
Anthony's position in the matter was
slimmed up by himself in a few words
in a subsequent conversation with Stew
art, of which the Henderson girls, and
particularly Ella, were the theme. Both
men agreed that Nan was a lovely little
creature, just the sort of woman most
men themselves excepted would de
sire for a wife. Of Ella. Anthony said:
"She's a rattling good sort, that's what
sho is. Just the woman for a chum, for
she's up to everything that you are and
knows how to give and take hit yon a
good square blow straight from the
shoulder and then shake hands. She's
got a head for business on her, too, and
is as practical and keen as a claim
jumper. But for a wife! Good Lord,
deliver m She um,ws how to look out
for herself far too well. She doesn't give
a man a chance."
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