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y. if WHEN KNIGHTHOOD I WAS IN FLOWER "I could not bear to go through that dance before so large a company. I should not object so much if no one else Could seethat is, with you, Edwin." "Edwin!" Oh, so soft and sweet! The little jade! To think that she could hoodwink me so easily and talk me into a good humor with her soft, purring "Edwin!" I saw through it all quickly enough and left her without another [Word. In a few minutes she went into an adjoining room where I knew she i"was alone. The door was open, and the music could be heard there, so I followed. "My lady, there is no one to see us here. I can teach you now, if you iwish," said I. She saw she was cornered, and re plied, with a toss of her saucy little head, "But what if I do not wish?" Now, this was more than I could en dure with patience, so I answered, "My young lady, you shall ask me before I teach you." "There are others who can dance it much better than you," she returned, .Without looking at me. "If you allow another to teach you that dance," I responded, "you will have seen the last of me." She had made me angry, and I did not speak to her for more than a week. When I didbut I will tell you of that later on. The evening was devoted to learning' the new dance, and I saw Mary busily engaged imparting information among" the ladies. As we were about to dis perse I heard her say to Brandon: "You have greatly pleased the king by bringing him a new amusement. He asked me where I learned it, and I told him you had taught it to Casko den and that I had it from him. I told Caskoden so that he can tell the same story." "Oh, but that is not true. Don't you think you should have told him the truth or have evaded it in some way?" asked Brandon, who was really a great lover of the truth, "when possible," but who, I fear, on this occasion wish ed to appear more truthful than he really was. If a man is to a woman's Or, The Love Story of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor, the King's Sister, and W SJ? Happening I the Reign of His August Majesty King Henry the Eighth ?$P Rewritten and Rendered Into Modern English From Sir Edwin J*jx, Sfjc Ca^skoderv's Memoir Jjjtfr ft By EDWIN CASKODEN [CHARLES MAJOR] CHAPTER VContinued. Jjj Copyright, 1898 and 1901, by the Bowen-McrriZl Company &&. "But what if 1 do 7iot wish?'' taste and she is inclined to him, heAvhen lays up great stores in her heart by making her think him good, and shame ful impositions are often practiced to this end. Mary flushed a little and answered: "I can't help it. You do not know. Had I told Henry that we four had enjoyed such a famous time in my rooms he would have been very angry, andandyou might have been the sufferer." "But might you not have compro mised matters by going around tbe truth some way and leaving the im pression that others were of the party that evening?" That was a mistake, for it gave Mary an opportunity to retaliate: "The best way to go around the truth, as you call It, is by a direct lie. My lie was no worse than yours. But I did not stop to argue about such matters. There is something else I wished to say. I want to tell you that you have greatly pleased the king with the new dance. Now teach him 'honor and ruff' and your fortune is made. He has had some Jews and Lombards in of late to teach him new games at cards, but yours is worth all of them." Then, somewhat hastily and irrelevantly, "I did not dance tSte new dance with any other gentleman, but I suppose you did not notice it," and she was gone before he could thank her. CHAPTER VI. A RAKE HIDE TO WINDSOR. HE princess knew her royal brother. A man would re ceive quicker reward for in venting an amusement or a (gaudy costume for the king than by Iwinning him a battle. Later in life the highroad to his favor was in ridding him of his wife and helping him to a new one, a dangerous way, thcwigh, as Wolsey found, to his sorrow, when he sank his glory in poor Anne Boleyn. Brandon took the hint and managed #fc to let it be known to his play loving king that he knew the latest French games. The French Due de Longue ville had for some time been an honor ed prisoner at the English court, held as a hostage from Louis XII., but De Longueville was a blockhead, who could not keep his little black eyes off our fair ladies, who hated him, long enough to teBtoe deuce of spades from the ace of hearts. So Brandon was taken from his duties, such as they were, and placed at the card table. This was fortunate at first, for, being the best player, the king always chose him as his partner, and, as in every other game, the king always won. Ifcare he lost, there would soon be no game, and the man who won from him too frequently was in danger at any mome ment of being rated guilty of the very highest sort of treason. I think many a man's fall under Henry VIII. was owing to the fact that he did not al ways allow the king to win in some trivial matter of game or joust. Under these conditions everybody was anx ious to be the king's partner. It is true he frequently forgot to divide his win nings, but his partner had this advan tage at leastthere was no danger of losing. That being the case, Brandon's seat opposite the l.-jg was very likely to excite envy, and the time soon came, Henry having learned the play, when Brandon had to face some one else, and the seat was too costly for a man with out a treasury. It took but a few days to put Brandon hors de combat finan cially, and he would have been in a bad plight had not Wolsey come to his relief. After that he played and paid the king in his own coin. This great game of "honor and ruff" occupied Henry's mind day and night during a fortnight. He feasted upon it to satiety, as he did with everything else, never having learned not to cloy his appetite by overfeeding. So weo saw little of Brandon while the king's fever lasted, and Mary said she wished she had remained silent about the cards. You see, she could enjoy this new plaything as well as her brother, but the king, of course, must be satis fied first. They both had enough even tually, Henry in one way, Mary in an other. One day the fancy struck the king that he would rebuild a certain chapel at Windsor, so he took a number of the court, including Mary, Jane, Brandon and myself, and went with us up to London, where we lodged over night at Bridewell House. The next morning as bright and beautiful a June day as ever gladdened the heart of a rosewe took horse for Windsor, a delightful seven league ride over a fair road. Mary and Jane traveled side by side, with an occasional companion or two, as the road permitted. I was angry with Jane, as you know, so did not go near the girls, and Brandon, without any apparent intention one way or the other, allowed events to adjust them selves and rode with Cavendish and me. We were perhaps forty yards behind the girls, and I noticed after a time that the Lady Mary kept looking back ward in our direction, as if fearing rain from the east. I was in hopes that Jane, too, would fear the rain, but you would have sworn her neck was stiff, so straight ahead did she keep her face. We had ridden perhaps three leagues the princess stopped her horse and turned in her saddle. I heard hex voice, but did not understand what she said. In a moment some one called out, "Master Brandon is wanted!" So that gentleman rode forward, and I fol lowed him. When we came up with the girls, Mary said, "I fear my girth is loose." Brandon at once dismounted to tight en it, and the others of our immediate party began to cluster around. Brandon tried the girth. "My lady, it is as tight as the horse can well bear," he said. "It is loose, I say," insisted the prin cess, with a little irritation. "The sad dle feels like it. Try the other." Then, turning impatiently to the persons gathered around: "Does it require all of you, standing there like gaping bumpkins, to tighten my girth? Ride on. We can manage this without so much help." Upon this broad hint ev erybody rode ahead while I held the horse for Brandon, who went on with his search for the loose girth. While he was looking for it Mary leaned over her horse's neck and asked: "Were you and Cavendish settling all the philo sophical points now in dispute, that you found him so interesting?" "Not all," answered Brandon, smil ing. "You were so absorbed I supposed it could be nothing short of that." "No," replied Brandon again. "But the girth is not loose." "Perhaps I only imagined it," reonly turned Mary carelessly, having lost interest in the girth. I looked toward Jane, whose eyes were bright with a smile, and turned Brandon's horse over to him. Jane's smile gradually broadened into a laugh and she said, "Edwin, I fear my girth is loose also." "As the Lady Mary's was?" asked I, unable to keep a straight face any longer. THE PRINCETON XTNIOXr: THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1903. "Yes," answared Jane, with a vigor ous little nod of her head and a peal of laughter. "Then drop back with me," I rethat sponded. The princess looked at us with a half smile, half frown, and remarked, "Now you doubtless consider yourselves very brilliant and witty." "Yes," returned Jane maliciously, nodding her head in emphatic assent, as the princess and Brandon rode on before us. "I hope she is satisfied now," said Jane sotto voce to me. "So you want me to ride with you?" I replied. "Yes," nodded Jane. "Why?" I asked. "Because I want you to," was the enlightening response. "Then why did you not dance with me the other evening?" "Because I did not want to." "Short, but comprehensive," thought I, "but a sufficient reason for a maid- en." I said nothing, however, and after a time Jane spoke: "The dance was one thing and riding with you is another. I did not wish to dance with you, but I do wish to ride with you. You are the only gentleman to whom I would have said what I did about my girth being loose. As to the new dance, I do not to learn it, because I would not dance it with any man but you, and not even with youyet." This made glad, and coming from coy, modest Jane meant a great deal. It meant that she cared for me and would some day be mine, but it also meant that she would take her own time and her own sweet way in being won. This was comforting, if not satisfying, and loos ened my tongue. "Jane, you know my heart is full of love for you" "Will the universe crumble?" she cried, with the most provoking little laugh. Now, that sei)+ence was my rock ahead whenever 1 tried to give Jane some idea of the state of my af fections. It was apart of the speech which I had prepared and delivered to Mary in Jane's hearing, as you already know. I had said to the princess, "The universe will crumble and the heavens roll up as a scroll ere my love shall al ter or pale." It was a high sounding sentence, but it was not true, as I was forced to admit, almost with the same breath that spoke it. Jane had heard it and had stored it away in that mem ory of hers, so tenacious in holding to everything it should forget. It is won derful what a fund of useless informa tion some persons accumulate and cling with a persistent determination wor thy of abetter cause. I thought Jane never would forget that unfortunate, abominable sentence spoken so gran diloquently to Mary. I wonder what she would have thought had she known that I had said substantially the same thing to a dozen others. I never should have won her in that case. She does not know it yet and never shall if I can prevent. So Jane halted my effort to pour out my heart, as she always did. "There is something that greatly troubles aie," she said. "What is it?" I asked in some con cern. "My mistress," she answered, nod ding in the direction of the two riding ahead of us. "I never saw her so much interested in any one as she is in your friend, Master Brandon. Not that she is really in love with him as yet perhaps, but I fear it is coming, and I dread to see it. That incident of the loose girth is an illustration. Did you ever know anything so bold and trans parent? Any one could see through it, and the worst of all is she seems not to care if every one does see. Now look at them ahead of us! No girl is so happy riding beside a man unless she is interested in him. She was dull enough until he joined her. He seemed in no hurry to come, so she resorted to the flimsy excuse of the loose girth to bring him. I am surprised that she even sought the shadow of an excuse, but did not order him forward without any pretense of one. Oh, I don't know what to do! It troubles me greatly. Do you know the state of his feel- ings?" "No," I answered, "but I think he is heart whole, or nearly so. He told me he was not fool enough to fall in love With the king's sister, and I really be lieve he will keep his heart and head, even at that dizzy height. He is a cool fellow, if there ever was one." "He certainly is different from other men," returned Jane. "I think he has never spoken a word of love to her. He has said some pretty things, which she has repeated to me has moralized to some extent, and has actually told her of some of her faults. I should like to see any one else take that lib erty. She seems to like it from him, and says he inspires her with higher, better motives and a yearning to be good, but I am sure he has made no love to her." "Perhaps it would be better if he did. It might cure her," I replied. "Oh, no, no! Not now! Atfirst,per haps, but not now. What I fear is that if he remains silent much longer she will take matters in hand and speak herself. I don't like to say that it doesn't sound wellbut she is a prin cess, and it would be different with her from what it would be with an or dinary girl. She might have to speak first, or there might be no speaking from one who thought his position too far beneath her. She whose smallest desires drive her so will never forego so great a thing as the man she loves for the want of a word or two." Then it was that Jane told me of the scene with the note, of the little whis pered confidences upon their pillows and a hundred other straws that showed only too plainly which way this worst. of ill winds was blowing, with no good! in it for any one. Now, who could have foretold this? It was easy enough to prophesy that Brandon would learn to! love Mary, excite a passing interest! and come off crestfallen, as all other 1 men had done, but that Mary should love Brandon and he remain heart whole was an unlooked for event, one would hardly have been predicted the shrewdest prophet. What Lady Jane said troubled me greatly, as it was but the confirmation of my own fears. Her opportunity to know was far better than mine, but I had seen enough to set me thinking. Brandon, I believe, saw nothing of Mary's growing partiality at all. He could not help but find her wonderful attractive and interesting, and per it needed only the thought that might love him to kindle aflame in own breast. But at the time of our to Windsor Charles Brandon was in love with Mary Tudor, however near it he may unconsciously have been. But another's trouble could not dim the sunlight in my own heart, and that ride to Windsor was the happiest day of my life up to that time. Even Jane threw off the little cloud our forebod ings had gathered and chatted and laughed like the creature of joy and gladness she was. Ahead of us were the princess and Brandon. Every now and then her voice came back to us in a stave of a song, and her laughter, rich and low, wafted on the wings of the soft south wind, made the glad birds hush to catch its silvery note. TO BE CONTINUED. by Iy haps she his ride not Practically Free from Debt. The Boston Herald prints a list of states which either have no bonded in debtedness at all, or so little that they may be regarded as practically out of debt but it neglects to include Minne sota in the list, as should properly be done. 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