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July 2, 1872 1 12
BY AMY RANDOLP1I.
It was a clear, brilliant morning in
Februury, with the white luxuriance of
the newly fallen snow gleaming in pearly
ridges on nil the window liutels and
carved cornices of the tall ?brown stone
house, while tho blue sky overhead, daz
zling and cloudless, seemed as if no storm
could over shadow ita domo of translu
Mrs. Ordway's family were gathered
around tho b reale fast table in the bright
room where the pink and gold walls re
flected the ruby sparkle of tho fire, and
the brown pile of the costly carpet dead
ened your footstep like the russet moss of
some secluded forest dell?a breakfast
table whose silver urn, cut glass and trans
parent china indicated the easy circum
stances of those who sat around it. The
matron herselfAvas fair and rosy, with
delicate blue cap-ribbons, and a morn
ing toilette of lustrous blue silk, while
Agnes Ordway, her eldest child, was
dark and handsome as a gipsy. She
knew it, too, this haughty, brilliant Miss
Ordway, and had carefully studied her
peculiar style in the pink merino wrap
per that she wore, with its trimmings oe
6wausdowu and fluttering rose-coloied
Two little blue-eyed girls of eight and
nine years old wer? sitting opposite, un
der the ministering charge of a Blonder
young creature: in a quiet brown merino
dress and black silk apron, whose timid
lace and shrinking mien betokened the
position she held in Mrs. Ordway's fami
ly, a lies Ward was only a governess?a
solitary orphan, whose rare accomplish
ments und unconscious grace of manner,
were bartered for two hundred and fifty
dollars a year.
Vet she was very pretty, with straight
features and hair of the radiant, glim
mering gold that artists rave about, while
her liquid brown eyes, large and shy a
those of a yc.utg gazelle, seemed to melt
and deepen at every emotion that stirred
the service of her mind. Generally Ma
rian Ward was quite pale, but to-day
there was ji strange, bright Hush on her
cheeks,, and her slender bands trembled
norvously r-s she attended to the iinintcr
mitted wants of her two small charges.
"Mifs Ward ! really I hin quite aston
ished at you this morning !" exclaimed
Mrs. Ordway, drawing herself up rather
stiflly. "I have asked you twice for an
other cup of codec, and you pay not the
slightest attention to my solicitations.
May I inqiire if you are indisposed?"
"1 beg your pardon, Mrs. Ordway,"
faltered poor Marian turning red and
white, while her trembling lingers flut
tered about the silver foscet of the coffee
urn ; "I did not hear you?I will endeav
or to be less absent-minded in future."
The mollified matron sipped her am
ber-clear coffee as sha turned to her
''Well, Aggie, you 1 aven't told me
about the party last night. Who was
there? and what news did von pick up?"
"Everybody was there," returned Ag
ncss, trifling with the handle of her cup.
"It went off charmingly?und 1 gathered
one piece of information that was crea
ting quite a sensation in tho beau rhonde."
"Yes ? What was il l"
"Nothing less important than the en
gagement of Mr. Delaval."
"Is it possible?" ejaculated Mrs. Ord
way, biting her lips. "To Miss De Cray,
"No?not to Miss Dc Cray."
"Agnes, how strange you look! Miss
Ward, don't you see that Melanie has
her fingers in the butter?do pray attend
to your business! Surely, Aggie, it is
not you who have won the best match of
the season ?"
"Don'ttalk nonsense, mamma!" said
tho dutiful daughter, sharply. "No, it is
Marian Ward rose to her feet in trem
"Mrs. Ordway?if you would kindly
"I cannot think of it, Miss Ward?the
children have by no means finished their
But Marian was gone before Mrs. Ord
way bad concluded her methodical <&n
"I don't blame her for running away,"
said Agness, laughing. "Mamma, May
Delavnl is engaged to Marian Ward !"
"To Marian Ward !" shrieked tho as
"Even so," assented the durk beauty,
"And this is the meaning of bis frequent
visits to our house-5?of the devoted atten
tion he has always paid to yourself and
mo! And Marian Ward was laying
wicked snares for him tho whole time !
The designing, artful little hypocrite,
with her great eyes, and her voice you
could scarcely hear. I will teach her the
consequences of such conduct. I will?"
' Gently, mamma, gently," said Agnes,
with a slight motion of her head toward
tho open-mouthed children, who wore
eagerly drinking in every sentence that
fell from the maternal lips. "Really, if
May Delaval chooses to fall in love with !
Miss Ward, I don't see that it constitutes
any crime on her part. Take my advice,
mamma, and remember that whatever
relations you may have sustained toward
Marian Ward, Mrs. Delaval will be a
person of some consequence in the ftV li
And Mrs. Ordway could not but ac
quiesce iii the worldly wisdom of AgnesV
view, even while her inmost heart swell
ed with indignation at the idea of Mr.
Delavafs heart having been won by r.o
insignificant a personage as?her child
"Tell me, cara mia, do you lovo nie?"
Now this was a very ridiculous cruos?.
.ion, inasmuch as Mr. Delaval was well
assured of the matter beforehand, but
somehow he liked to bohl the slender
hand in his, and took into the melting
brown eyes, and see the color come and
go on the purp cheek, as she confessed,
with such shy grace, that she did love
'?And you ar*s happy now, Marian?
Dearest, you told me once that you bud
never known what happiness was."
"lam happy, May, so happy that I
feel as if it must all be a dream. No
one ever loved me but you, May."
"My poor little lvnely darling. Mrs.
Ordway once told nie thai you had no
relatives living. Stay, though ; she said
something of a brother who had joined
the army. My dearest, why do you turn
so pale? lias he too gone?"
"Yes--I?I have lost him," faltered
Marian, growing scarlet and w hite alter
nately. "Oh, May, please d>n't ask me
any more questions.1'
"Pardon me, love," whispered the
young man, soothing down the gold tres
ses with a tender touch. "Hereafter my
love shall atone for all that of the dear
one you have lost."
As she looked up, smiling through her
tears, Agnes Ordway came into the
"Excuse ine for interrupting you, Mr.
Delaval, but there is a man below with
a note that he will deliver into no hands
but those of Miss Ward."
Marian slipped away, glad of an ex
cuse to hide her flushed cheeks from Miss
Ordwny's searching black eyes. She was
gone scarcely ten minutes, yet when she
returned, those same checks were whiter
than monumental marble.
''Marian," exclaimed her lover, "what
is the matter ? Are you ill ?"
"111? No," she returned, in an absent
mechanical sort of way. "Why do you
"Because you look so strange and
"Am I pale? I am quite well. But,
May, I cannot go out with you this after
"Not go out with me, Marian? But
you promised, love."
"I know it, but?but I have changed
"Nay, dearest, you surely do not be
long to the enprioious coquettes whose
minds vary with every hour in flic day?
I must have you this afternoon, love
I lirtYC^roinised to take you to ray mo
ther's house; fiho '.All think it more than
strnnge if you shrink from tho appoint
"To-morrow, May; indeed I cannot go
MrtY^ulnvnl's brow darkened a little.
"You say you are well, Marian ?"
"Yes.'but?oh, May, don't speak so
coldly fT> me l"
She lairst into tears, and the very
sight oiUhoso bright drops dispelled the
gathering clouds of Mr. Del aval's dis
pleasure at once.
"Lefc^t he as you please, darling; to
morrow.wiil do equally well for our ride.
And hdw, seal my forgiveness with a
Long after her lover had taken his re
luctant^ departure, Marian Ward sat
niothmfrss in the same attitude?one
hand tkooping at her side, and the large
witful eyes gazing into space. At length
she started up with an effort.
'T must not sit nerel" she moaned.
"Oh, I was so happy?so happy?and
Sheifomt up stairs into her own room,
and opening the well-worn desk, counted
out forty-five dollar*?nil "that remained
oi'thorast "quarterly instalment of her
"It i*not enough," she pojidered, with
a despairing pang at her heart. "I must
have ten dollars more."
Th?rV was little enough in the scanty
jewelry he had inherited fromjhermother
?two or three rings of no great value,
and an old fashioned pin containing hair,
whose rjrh was studded with a circlet of
"Moiherl" she murmured, pressing
the antique trinket to her lips, "I thought
ns^Xi^>l^v*-parted with this, yet I
think even you would bid me sell it
She folded the pin in a hit of paper,
and placed it carefully in her purse.
Then wrapping her grny shawl about her
and tying the faded strings of her brown
silk bonnet, she stole softly down stairs.
"Going out, Miss Ward?" ejaculated
airs. Ordway, smoothly, as she met her
little governess in the hall; "won't you
take the earrage ?"
"Thank you?I prefer to walk," said
Marian, feeling the hot blood surging up
to tho very roots of her hair.
"Or perhaps you would like Aggie to
accompany you ? I'll speak to her in
But Marian's gloved hand checked
Mrs. Ordway's oily movements.
"No; I would rather be alone , I shall
.She hurried down the street with a heat
ing heart, feeling like a guilty creature
and never paused until she had reached
a second rate littlo jewelry store, where,
a dozen clocks were all ticking discord
antly together, aud an old man sat in
tho window, peering through a double
magnifying glass at the works of some
"What can I do for you, Miss?" ho
asked leaving his perch, and slowly com
ing forward to the counter.
'T want to sell this pin?that is the
setting of it," said Marian, in a low,
"How much will you give me for it?"
"Pearls, eh !" said the old man, again
taking up his magnifying glass, the bet
ter to scrutinize the gems. "And I guess
the} must ha' been valuable in their time.
Pretty well kept, too, Well, young wo
man, whnt'll you take for 'em?"
"Arc they worth ten dollars, sir?"
The old man looked at her keenly.
There was a momentary struggle between
honesty and self-interest in his breast
ending in a compromise.
"They are worth that and more Miss;
I'll give you fifteen for 'em. Will you
wait for the hair to be taken out now?"
"Not now?1 will call again." faltered
Marian, holding out her hand for the
fifteen dollars, which the old man slowly
Down the snowy streets, through nar
row thoroughfares and noisome alley-ways
now threading a precarious passage
aomng contending carts and hacks and
(trays, and now stealing along in shadow
of mouldering, runiuous walls, went
Marian Ward, her heart fluttering like a
a caged bird, until she reached a shabby
thrce-sjory house, whose door, creaking
on its hinges, gave an ample view of the
carpetless hall and bare stairways. A
fat, bald-headed man started from the
angle of the entry as she came in, as if
he had been some old spider lying in
wait for unwary prey.
"Miles Keepler?" she asked, in a
scarce audible voice.
?'Keepler ? Miles Keepler? repeated
the man,Jitaring insolently into her face.
'Yea, he's at home. Did you want to
see him, pretty one?"
"If you please, sir* faltered Marian,
shrinking yet closer to the wall.
"Well, then j?st go up to the third
Hooi and knock at the second door on
the left, and you'll be sure to find him."
I only wish I had such a pretty looking
visitor 1" he chuckled.
But Marian had not observed, ueither
lad Mr. Noah Meeker, an eager auditor
to their brief colloquy, in che person of a
tall man, in a surtout lined with costly
sables, who had paused- at tho foot of the
steps, apparently stricken motionless by
the voice of the young girl.
"I cannot be mistaken," muttered May
Delaval to himself, "and yet?my Ma
rian in a foul den like this?impossible!
Still it was her voice, her figure: Can it
be possiblo that any human being could
so closely resemble her ? As surely as I
live and beathe, I will not leave this
houso until the matter is decided."
He boldly ascended tho steps, and
pushed'for ward into the doorway. Mr.
Meeker interposed his portly length and
breadth before hint.
"Hold on a minute, sir. Did you
wish to see me?"
"Let . me pass man! ' said Delaval an
grily turning on him, "or it may be tho
worse for you."
Meeker Shrank back?he recognized
the voice and eye. It was scarcely a
week since there bad been an awkward
investigation of his means of gaining a
livelihood at the instigation of Mr. Dela
vil, one of whose clerks had been guided
to his ruin by the artful villain; and he
still retained a very lively remembrance
of the same.
"Certainly, sir," he said, in a subdued
voice. "'Can I give you and informa
"I want to find Miles Kepler," said
"Miles Kepler!" repeated Meeker, with
a low whistle. "Well, for a gent as
didn't want to sec company, he docs have
many visitors. Third floor, second door
on the left, sir."
It was rapidly growing dusk in the
dark entries of the dirty house, and Mr.
Delaval could just grope his way up.
The "second door on the left" was half
way open, and by the dim light that
streamed through one dingy window, he
could see Marian Ward's pulo face up
lifted to a dark, swarthy visage, whose
mustache almost touched her forehead.
This, then, was Miles Kepler; and Miles
Kepler's arm was round her slender waist,
and the light hand lay on his shoulder?
May Delaval could feel tho blood
curdling into ice around his heart, as he
looked upon this strange group for one
instant?then turned away.
"I am satisfied," wri$ his mental com
ment. "No further evidence is needed.
And I?I have been a blinded, befooled
Noah Meeker looked after him, as he
strode away into the brooding twilight,
muttering to himself:
"It wasn't a very long call you made
on Mr. Miles Kepler, anyhow."
The gas was lighted in Mrs. Ordway's
hall when Marian Ward returned, and
the servant who admitted her pointed to
a note on the Gothic table.
"It just this minute came, Miss Ward.
I was going to take it up to your room."
Marian broke tho seal with a deep flush
on her cheek?she had already learned
to recognize her affianced lover's hand
writing ; but the flush faded into why
parlor as she rend the few brief words on
the crested paper:
"When 1 asked Miss Ward to become
my wife, I did not know I had a rival
in Mr. Miles Kepler. Miss Ward was
obliged to break her appointment with
me in order to pay Mr. Kepler a Irish.
Hereafter I relinquish to him ell my
claims upon her heart or hand, M. B7\
Marian stood an Instant as if c thun
derbolt had paralyzed her whole being,
then murmuring, "It must not be?no,
it cannot bei" she ran upstairs to her
room, heedless of Mrs. Ordways eager
Kneeling on the floor beside the table,
with her bonnet still unrcmoved, she
hurriedly wrote a few brief lines, indis
tinct and blotted with tears:
"Come to me, May I I can,... cxpln in it
all, if you will but give me an opportu
nity. Only come to me! Your lovo
was all X had in the world?I cannot loso
it thus. Maria?."
"Joseph," she said to the servant, "will
you carry this note to Mr. Delaval for
? Directly, Miss Ward."
Joseph went on his errand with prompt
itude and departed; yet to poor Marian
every second seemed an hour, as sho
there sat counting the pulses of her own
miserable heart. Presently Joseph open
ed the door.
"Mr. Delaval, Miss!"
And as she looked up, with her eyes
dimmed by thick-coming tears, May De
laval was standing before her, cold, pale
"I have obeyed your summons. Mis*
Ward ; you will oblige me by being as
brief as possible 1"
"Oh, May I don't speak so to met" she
"How else can I speak V he asked, in
a tone that was somewhat softened, "after
-=?fter.your interview of. this .nftorjioon.
Marian, had an angel of light warned
me of this, I could scarce have believed
"Listen to me, May," she said, pas
sionately. "For the sake of retaining
my place in your good opinion, I will re
veal what should be a secret to all the
world, save yourself. I *will put into
your hands the life I would fain shield
with my own."
"I am listening," he said, coldly.
"May," pursued Marian Ward, "Miles
Kepler is my brother,"
"Your brother V*
"I said I had lost him,'" she went on,
with burning cheeks and set lips. "I
shosld have said he had lost himself?to
duty, honor, and his native land. He
was in the army?he deserted, thereby
rendering himself liable to tho awful
penulty of death. Now you have my se
cret. May, for the sake of the mother
who prayed above us both, do you think
I did wrong in trying to shield him from
disgrace and death ? in giving him money
to flee the country under an assumed
name ? Henceforward he is as dead to me
and all who once knew and respected him
as if the grave had closed over his head.
And now, if you choose to breaa our en
gagement, May Delaval, you are at lib
erty to do so. I have done what I deem
ed to be my duty- not- even for your
precious love could I do otherwise."
May Delaval's face had glowed into
sudden brightness: he folded her in his
arms with a tender pride too deep for
"Marian! my own love! I have been
a villian ever to doubt you. But it i
the last shadow that shall ever rise be
tween us. Henceforward I will strive
constantly to bo worthy of your love."
And, months afterwards, when poor
Harvey Ward, safe under the fictitious
appellation of "Miles Kepler," was dom
iciled beneath the broad sky of another
climate, and the great dread off from
Marian's heart, she never could think of
that dreary winter's afternoon without mi
"J had so nearly lost you, May," she
said, clinging nervously to her husband's
''And I had so nearly sacrificed my
life's happiness to a blind phantasm of
jealousy," said May, caressingly. "Tell ?
me, little wife, are you happy nowf
And Mrs. Dclaval's brown eyes, swim
ming in liquid light, made a sweet reply*.