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threwup the post and started -an en
terprise -of his own.' In two years
more he -was well on the way 'to su
cess. In five years, he was wealthy.
Meanwhile Muriel'' bad cdme to live
with her father in the Fiftb' avenue,
house. She liad been forced to sep
arate froni her husband on acqount
of "his" cruelty. But there could he no
divorce-, according" to the Italian Jaw.
"By "this time Kemhle had Become
something of an enigma and) a fas
cination to bid. Lathrop and his
fianirhter. The character of the man
puzzled the old inillionaire. He wrote-
to Kemble ottering mm a pannerspjp
inyhis" New York 'firm, Kemble' de
clined the offer brusquely. He never
married. At 'five arid thirty he was a
rich man. Arid then for the first time
in -eleven' years Kemble visited New
York. ' " t
. "Hewent to the mansion pn Fifth
avenue and sent" in -his card- The
same butler opened the door He was
grayer and.aUWJe bent, but otherwise
the years might" have been wiped out
and Kembje still the" young fellow
from "Maine whqv had gone, thereto
bhthely to win the Agnate's daugh
ter. Kemble was sbowjihito the same
reception room and presentjy- old
Lathropi very mucb older now, came
In ahd' offered him his hand.
hope that you consider I have
fulfilled my part in the compact, sir,'
'"Old "Lathrop was not a sentiment
al man, but now'his voice trembled as
he answeredhim. '
yiJ 'If I had known what manner of
'man.you weresir, I should have pro1
posed very different terms he an
4wered "I . have done -you a great
wrong Mr. Kemble. I wish I could
altone for it wish that! had a single
man. in my employ Tike you.'
'There has been no wrong' said
Kemble Tmskly, ' 'Is Miss Muriel at
"You see, he had already wiped outl
of his mind the -memory of her mar
riage:! Fpr him she was stUTMiss
Muriel.' And presently "old Lathrop
was1 gone and the count ess -entered.'
She looked at Kemble anfl all at once
she burst into passionate weeping.
And ta'Jier- mind all the tragedy of,,
.those years was wipetjaway also, and."
18 was .once pipr&tbe young groom
at this sumnjef hotel, apd sb? a girl
of twenty, with her first Ipver.
" 'I have'come back,' pajd Kepuple
unsteadily, 'to ask-you to "be my wife.'j
"'And as she could riot anqweF ,he
tookher iu his arms; ant that set-,
tied the whole matter. You see, gen
tlemen, he hadtold Lathrop that he
wqitftj wait a hundred years and trust.'
his augT)tr"fqr fifty, and he meant
exactly what'h'eaid. And this shows
you wliat a inancan do. There is
nothing tbaiwe desire which will riot,
come to pass if we are resolute." He
turned tQ the scqffei who now sat si
lent "So, vftiertariy man rails against
women," he saidphite o instance
Kemble', because therms a man who
refused to considertiimself betrayed
and won loyajty out of dfsloyalty by
mere force of character and will." J
ButTthe scoffer was stillsilent
' . o o 1
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And now Great Britain is to make
enormous 'increases, in Tier .navy.
Surely, war .will be much cheaper
than peace to some" of those foreign
nations before long. ' r
- o o -
"I am like Balaam," -said a dandy,
on-meeting a pretty girl in ajiarrow
passage "stopped by an angeL"
"And I am, ike the angel," said she
"stopped "by an ass." .