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What is flirtItion ? Really,
iow van I aIvswer t hat ?
Yet when She smiles I see its wiles,
An(d when Ifhe lifts his hat.
'Tis lecting inl ihe ball room,
'Tis whirling inl the danlee;
With somethiig hid henieathi t h' lid
Besides a msilple glance.
'Tis walking in the hall way,
'Tis resting on the stair;
'Tis bearded lips on fintger tips
(If mamma is Iot there.)
'Tis going out for ices,
'Tis buttoning on a glove;
'Tis lips that speak of plays next week,
And eyes that talk of love.
'Tis tucking in a carriage,
"1is asking for a call;
'is lifted eyes and tender Sighs,
And t his is -no, not all.
'Tis part-ing Nwn 'tis over.,
Alid one goes bome to sleep;
T'ra la, mly friend. best joys multit end -
But one goes homne to weep.
"Comie hither, Beryl."
Stuyvesant Nutwood spoke in kind
lv tones to his datugh1ter, :all( yet the
grirl noticedl, or inliined that -he did,
:a slighlit treior inl his voice, bift. thinki
ing it was (I to t he involintary loose..
niig of his false teet h, gave t lie mItter
no further at tention. She Crossed ( the
rool to here her fat I -r was sit
1 ing in his great alrm chair besjide t he
Iryl had grown up on lir fat:h's
arm ahinost without society, but not
witihoutr ehtieation, for every var'she
had attenided the seminary at ACon -
vilie, and in her eig4htcenth year had
gra':duated with all1 the honlors and a
jerle dress. .An( t hen shte had gone
bac~k to the farmIl agrain, buft somehloix
her* life t here was. not a1! 4a isfaIt ory
before. There were times \1 1 -. Berl i
felt a seInse of enillIi inixed with an in
defluiite feeling of restlessniess that
wouhl14 cause h r~i to watider aimulessily
a rouind the phi;ce ini a reverie unttil re
cal led to thle thin gs of t his worl by
stelpinig onl her anikie. But though
heio stro)ve t o (conceal, even from her-.
'elf, the real cauli-e of I li i feeling, hierj
heart woul ever and anuoni g.ive a
great t brob as 'lhe I hiought of Hupiert
I lilgswor)th. wlhoE was1 niow a strug(-1
glinig Ilawy*er in i Wes.Ctern1 towni.
T[here hado beeni no0 words of1 love? be
t weeni them, but on the dayV Rutpert
grad1uated t hiy hand met4 for (lhe last
jiime, onli, stan tding beneath the shade
of a gratl Ol oaik that gutardedl the en
I ran lce. t) I Ii heollege cai m pius., R ulpert
hand t~akon Beryl's hando ini hai4 andi satid
t) oiher, wVhie is dlark brown eyes
s(eemedC~ lookinig in to her very soul:
''ou wvill tnt forget me entirely,.
Miss Stur vesnt ?
"'I shiall never forget y'ou,'' the re
pilied, wvit.h, grave ean estneiss, "as long
as' I hive.''
Hie hiad once stIlepe oni her toes.
WVheni Beryl- hado crossed 1 he room
her) fat hIr miuotionied he~r to a~ seat by
his~ side, and as she enddI~led up cosIly
on1 a bassock and, placing her arms
iuj'on her' knxees, looked1 onJ In hi fa.
with a wondering expressioni inl her
great, blue eyes, Stuyvesanlt Nittwood
felt a great thrill of sorrow inl the
knowledge that one (lay this beautiful
girl, withI all her wedalth of love and
bandoline, voul leaNve hii forever.
"61 have reeeived a letter frozn Rui
pert Hlollingsworth, Beryl,'' Ie said.
The girl gave a sudden start, and a
wave of crimson swept over the pure,
sweet face, but she did not speak.
Can you not guess,'' he continued,
"'whIt the purport of his letter is ?
Beryl couild no longer look inl tier
father's face. She knew full well
whyi' RiCpe-t Iollingsworth had writ
He had gone away only years before
in all the vigor of his glad imahiliood,
ald his Splendid talents had gained
for him suiccess where otheri's had fail
An(] now, crowned w ith the laurel
wreath of victory, he had written to
her father for permission to urge his
suit wifh her. She knew all this full
weill, ::ni I vet wheni ha.r father asked
her the quiesti''n to whichI her heart
h:d alrea(y given aniswer, she di I not
"You cold never gue ss, little oie,'"
said Suvves:n.t Nutwvod. a merr
twinkle ini 1. ( yes, "whsy Ruer
has written. Do youl th11nk youl
vo~lld ?" I
A deeper blush oversp read tHe prelt t*
"Blut I will tell you,' I, coitiuiied,i
"bveelnise voli t wo were at coll4eg' to
gether. Still, perhaps I ha1l better he
silent"-:nio again the lauhiIg li;b
Ca(e into hler fath e r's ey 'es.
"Tell me, papa,'' whispered Beryl.
no longer ale to conceal her eager
IIess. 11 v he has written.''
'lle wanits somethin,' was the re
ply. "Can 3 ou not guess what it i ?'"
Ej very Ii er of Beryl's e ing is
thIobbing wih vx pectanIIcyv I now.
The siml has paise. f.-omn .i it, lid
reat hi(lS of ioy lightt tht .t ream
Iip from below Ih Ioriz/.m's riml caIst
:a st ralige l'alo over t he silent ei.it h.
BervI feels the soletuini inilluieices of
lihe t ilighit hour, but ino wordl comes
froni her lips.
''('an y onu not guiess,' repeashr
For an instanut..she does not reply.
To aniswer 1 i h iesI ion1 in the afiji mau
tive wvouhl seemi h)01( and1( fo rwardl.
and( yet e:nii sheP dleny, eveni to hiereef,
a .knowledge of whl at. IRupe)rt des.ire's y
So shep simpijly says to her fat her :- eill
ine what he waniit'.''
Beniding teinderly' over his danughiter.
Stuiyvesanut Nut wood whiispers wvith in
tinite pathos ini her ear: ''Twenaty
tive dhollars~ to get home with.''--Clii
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