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Walter Malone, ths moat proral iog
oaug poet oi taa ma n, it rama'y
jorging; ont iornirriBeii a national lama
flinging- hlmnelf iota tha besrta i f
the people. The poem be'ow. ad
dressed to Olidstone, ia bsaot fol, tea-
der and itrong.
' GatheHnt anowi of ill and eayonty winters
whiles os thy loft- brow.
Gutter In i aloemiol lix and eerentv winter
hover'roend thy proud ey.' Ire,
And thy Ifttwt deya (Mm ohMrlMi, aloaded
U their aaneet (low,
While thy hopti, no mow triumphant, in
th ahadew of the tomb eii'ire.
. Bat sIoto that wett f lyaUmt, ttrtwa
with mini of the trend and neat,
Strum- tor tanner, ttill reaplenaent, u th
- morn In t Dim throath duiky night,
talk iter thin eye ttill fiaahea, n-T-r
dimmine? 'mid tot elouaa of fhlm.
Ind thr form iutill BDbcBdini. batUinf In
i oi Jug at.
know that Fraulaia waa only practio
ing th, death acene in Lading's play
oreaami lor mm I Fleas don't say
In lb borniabed mail c
lioa. that aenraett empty title, where tht
art and head are falae and Bill,
."he, that rendettehainaof tyrant, forged
in feudal Iuimu of th paat.
ml auttom, proad oiipreeaioa la thy
preaense aereraare o lean,
ad thy bright armi toon tnnat eoaqa r,
ecetteriat all thr haufht- foot at lut.
nroudatt klne era
pleoedb (idea thy tlorioui TiUn
ad their diadema ara dimmer than tba
ahadow o( thvlunlika fmmat
hy orown Jewel ara the tear drop of th
araUful emerald oeeaa traen.
Sd thy tarUndi, fadelaaa emerald, thin.
wua una-int nowere oi name.
ironth the reara thall Ilva the tmnlilaa.
when thy aiitrlt dwell- beyond the ilara,
hen Napnleon'i arch of trioinph In th
garnering aim or lime man lie)
igland in thee -hall be honored more than
in the glory of rer war,
I thy itood work! bleu all natlona, and thy
v creaineaa oannoi iaue ana (lie.
I - rVnller ilalont.
Vildbid a wonld b second Bitb.
led between hill" at the norh of
B ack For a'. Ksientully a prim-
place. tborjRh tney have bere aiz
'class Intel, moet of them with
: French tarnr, and all of them
ood Fret ch bile of fare. In
(Wildbad ia doing her very btat
?;et Germany n) eay taik for
mate m (be ia amid old time
an hills and forests, with tbe
of old time German pines a(ted
out her. It begun with her he
bese ereat nilea of buildinnp. ac
' f, at the local phras pu s it,"von
a nnd nochiiten liertaclialten
cht" in Eoglish, if you please,
tea Dy me npner and onpermonl
j 1 Nor are tuese the only pr ds
! Je Wildbad.. Fur from i". llere
is a kuranstal', wherein play
louniainr, aad bcsids it a
- kapelle, wherein play trampaters,
Jsls and blowers on the bornthis
tference to an opinion held. I be
"the wide world over, that there
ibtla bond of onion between
f waleri and wind instrument,
. ch as that the one without the
would bs ineflktcloue. More
tbeie are in primitive little
ad (lor it is primitive) a bank, a
Am and a publio readina roim, a
er, a concert hall and an fenRllah
. oil.
: complete the l'st of the little
t w tract on. It has onu police
i it hai, rumor says, one cab, and
i,oritbal. a few years back,
already known is a health re
al! twenty lamps slang on ropes
the leading etrettsl
it Lad an Kng'ish tliurcb. It
aplain during the reason. At
here under disnustion I waa
'aln, and was itaying at the
tfllovuo. I hal been here (or
. no, and had lerrned tbat the
ment sheltered beside myaelf
number oi KigllBQ folk.iome
npper and oppermoft ton
near lying royal reiidonce,
, and, addeJ my informant
me German ac ress.
om was opposite to the gn
. lg room. Having asked to bs
Another epaitment leading out
i. trfiad been told tl at it was occu
f a sadly invalided English lady,
j well as lean remember, the
ai 6 o'clock. The heat was in-
' I had closed my outer shutters,
avion opened window and door,
, ting between them, reveling in
light, the draught and a cer
tty picture.
rom alororaid opposite to
youag pirl una playing on a pi
.. Frrm the carriave of her
and shoulders, and, 1 may as
iy, her elbjwc, I decided that
,: ta Knglisb. She wb playing a
; aitlon of tbe woret potBihle
4 ehe played it execrb'y. On
t band, she was as pretty as
i . .perfect feature, the softest
. ' a glory of red gold b air
bat darling creation ot
Sing at her, thinking,
lubt, bow wondrou
. and how wondrous bad
,when acme one near
ng deep moan,
ar that wretched Miss
T"aaid a voice in the
thought of my nelgh
(lish woman. At toe same
other groan sounder', land
.a and deeper. : Nothing bnt
Wguiah could wring such a
om human lips. I started,
it the piano also paossd to
rnlrg Lalf round with her
the keye. ,
ne of tlioee dreadful moans,
ries of gasps. Then total si-
ijlrg. UowghasUy it Is!"
aker was the pretty bloods
trnment then positively,
resumed her piece where
iopped, and was sweeping
"ords when
before me, ber (yes flaih
tide of her face a long pur
bad af ized her eo roughly
ber to stagger sgainata
de tbe piano one of those
tning lLto the room. Its
led her cbaek.
eg in one hand the music
Od etixed Irom the reidine
fioked straight at tbe icarred
The artlessness of this appeal was
rrnieuute. x Dave a notion a smile
went round tbe room. Anvwav. the
liuut oia gentleman drew the chi d
toward him. I eased at ber and him
s npefled. 8he wu now perfectly
white, with tbe exception of tbat cruel
mart, now Dad 1 dared to touch
Jier 7 llow did her f athnr rrra n f mm
clinching ma where I stood? I have
no tbe reraeteat idea bow I looked.
My head wasinawbirl.
"Why doee nobody horsewhip me,
kick me?' I exclaimed, throw in mv.
self on the nearest' touch and biding
my i ace in my nana.
My bead was surely burslina. I was
?uite mad for the time being. When
looked up sga'n everyone bad left
the room no, not every one. Beside
me stood the girl. II er ejei were foil
of tears.
"I am so sorrr for von." she said
thadowe, simply. '"Do, please, not think ot if.
le.n I I hm tnlit iiither ha mnat fnrsat it
I I haveometo skake bands with
As the held out tbe l ttle white
hand that bad swept along the kva
and brought npon ber tbat blow.
Was the mark atill there T She held
her bead averted on purpose. As I
strained to ree, she still aver ed it. As
1 said ' Hut 1 will eeel ' she nut no
me otner nana and Hid tee Diace
smiling through ber tearr. "Il
doe in 't matter, indeed. We are friends
now." and she gently disengaged the
nana piacsa 10 mine.
1 started. "Friendi ! Only this
once. X oriiiTe a madman I"
And, seizins back bar hand. I ceV'
ered it with kisees. giving no heed to
her words "I shall tell father."
Which ssylng she rsn from the
Chapter III.
"Mishtheeekdid I intend atavlna
It'll .11. J ml r-
in it iiuuau i
The sneaker was the gaunt old gen
tleman who did ma the honor of pay
ing me a visit in my room next
"bot Uood. In (hat case he would
s'op there; otherwise he wou'd hare
sought qnarters elreabere. Not tbat
be bore the least ressntment with re
gard to yesterday. His little girl (the
one pleaaaot thing about him was that
ne spoke thus of bis daughter) bad
not stopped crying until be bad prom
ised to regard yesterday's proceedings
as as "
lie paueed; net liking to siy, I sup-
rose, "a pleasing break in life 'a gen
eral monotony, wblctt was the con
struction Ihithls little girl seemed to
nave put on th, matter. Doth of ns
were silent. The sua wai blazing in
ai my window as it onlv blurbs in
Wlldlad; and. a well as I can recall
my feeliogm, while my visitor looked
maddeningly cool. 1. like poor Ver
dant Green awooina. bad onlv one mii-
eraoie conrciouaneas ot Delngnor, In
expressiDiy, comb y not. 1 mum
med something about being awaie
tnat I had bshaved like a maniac (mv
visi'orgrimly bowed agreement in tbe
notion) tbat 1 should never forgive
myself, and conld, of course, never ex
pect his pardon.
A pause, in which be said nothing.
thereby giving me to underetind his
total asHutt In this assumption like
w!w I began to ffel hotter.
"It would." I added. 'Vmtifv me to
1)0 trea'oii as such a seeming lunaliu
At last he u1 to red a sound the moet
primitive in the langiiazo but still a
sound. At ilio same time a light
came into h'.n fncp. which showed me
that nottiing wonld give him greatrr
pleasnre than tosse me put into a
ttraight waisooat at. one, were be ntt
nnder orders. He bent forward.
' The main thing is that vou are going
to leave the place. You will or
nnders'and that 1 should not care to
know you longer under one roof with
myaoli." This ritdng, and with an ap
parent ellort to throw as much politi
ness as possible into tbe manner of
stating what cartainly was a blunt
"Quito so I" I also rose. I was not
in the least oflonded. Things had
come I) a point that, I felt, could I
myself have refused ti live tinder tbe
same rooi with myeolf I should have
most certainly done 83 an uncomfor
tablo feeling for any man to have, but
peculiarly so, I fancy, for one of my
"1 am loaving todav lit London." I
Indeed !"
This sumll word was said in a tone
which would have tore expansion as
"Tbe name of the n'aca vou ara
leaving tor ia ot abaolutely no interest
to me. The main thing, as I remark
ed befoie, it er that you are leaving."
"Good morning '
Was It possible that be was holding
out his hand? Yea, there it waa, a
patent fact. Was ever a giunt old
man so totally under c:mmand of "his
little girll"
ice band was as co'd aa ice. and be
gave to mine not thealighteat pressure,
but with shake hands we parted.
An hour later I pasted eut of the
hotel. Surelv I knew that face at the
window. Wby was it drawn back as
I looked up ?
"Yon look nice and eool in there.
Confoundedly hot, this platform
Here ia my opportunity. I prophesy
snnsi roke. Will he go T Not he I
Altera 1, he means it well, "Tom," I
say at last.
There must at this distance of time,
I have not a shade of a doubt ol it
have been something radically wrong
with my head on the day of which I
am writing. Hardly have I sail
"Tom" when I observe tbat the train
is in fall motion, that we are making.
and, to jndge from the landscape.have
been mating xor some time, lor tbe
north, in the slow but determined
style peculiar to German trains. It is
painful and humiliating to see the
effect :of my conduct on my cotrav'
elers. Witn the exesptloa of one
small boy, who at ares at me through
ccma nine eyea with tbe tear
less pertinacity of childhood, and
especially Gorman childhood, they
all look more or less reared. One poor
old lady sits wita ner various belong
ing piled on her lap, having decided,
I eta tea, to change the compartment
at the next baiting place. Toe rest of
tbe company neither speak ncr move,
the prevailing idea being evidently
tbat anything might excit me. while
the mother ol tbe boy wttb the china
blue eyes directs furtive gates at me
every urns l stir.
well, to be thought a madman at
large is bid, but to be thought a dan
geroua madman is worse. I feel an
impressible longing to explaia to
the se good people that 1 really am
quite harmUss; tha though, undenia
bly, I bare partly tnccumbed to the
mental strain of the list, eay twenty'
four, hours and sm sufloring from
slight temporary aberration, shown in
the fact of my adJressing a friend at a
distance cl several nlles from me. I
have not tht faintest intention of as
saulting them.
Feeling, however, gloomily that
such a a atement would bs met with
compltts if unexpiesred credulity. I
refrain from making it. and, by way of
giviDK to mjneii an air ot taoiiy, Dury
myieii in seeming perueai oi a paper,
only too toon to learn through tbe
medium of a small shrill voice, "llt't
holding it upelue down 1
Flesh and blood cculd not stand
this. I give tbe mingui Jed owner of
tbe china b'ue eyes a look meant to
ireeza tbe marrow in bis bones.
He returns it with a wide, bland
After that I relinquish anv idea of
re-es'auiiahing my character in tbe
railway cariiage. and fall anew to
"llow pretty the looked as she stood
beside me! What hair I Whv did aha
stsnd at the windf w, and why did the
go away ? What a dear little bacd she
ad I How Is that old lady going
to have a fit?" This somewhat irrelev
ant question is suggested to me at this
point of my reflections by observing in
this person the mrs; curious social
contortions. I have, when lost in
thought, an unhappy habit of fixing
my i yea rigidly on whatever banners
to be exactly before ms, and attribute
to this fact, combined with anv w-e-
ceding strange conduct, the evident
terror of tbe wor.hy old dame, at
whom, ai my vit-a-vit, I have gazed
fixedly while indulging in tbe above
mental eoliliqny, it ia a relief to lee
her depart at the next station.
"friendship! ' Hi 1 coatinue my
monologue. "She offmed me friend-
hip, placing her hand in mine. The
mockery tf itl How could a man of
thirty, wib his heart free, fael fihnd
ship for a girl wfoin be had burt and
who had lo 'Riven himr
l'liendshipl Waashemad? No,
it ws I who was mad. (Jon Id I ever
dare uce ber again? Could I ever
da'e uce her fathtr? "
I fancy I gnashed mv tot th at tbe
answer my heart gave me. I believe
men do gnaati tbeir tsetQ some ime.
And so we cr .wled on to the ncrth.
and In time I reached London; and
the minutes grew to hours, and the
hours grew to days, and the days grew
weeks, and tbe weeks grew to
months nothing changing. Always
the same picture of a young briirtit
girl, with a g'ory ot red gold hair;
with a H.tla wbito hand and ah. that
was tbe woret of itl with a purple
bruise on ooe cbeek and tears in her
eyee, becauss sha was to eo ry it
uiiii-t bs so dread I n I for me.
This form I used to sea everywhere;
list as young Wertber used to see
everywhere the b'ue eyes of Some
body even on tue buttons el ber er
rand boy.
row ynng Wertber I
I should think in these days there
was very little differencj between ue,
and but (or the penetration of othor
blue eye, superadded, perhapp, to a
certain atnonnt ot common sense in
mjmlf, I some'imes fancy I might at
this time have been found, like that
dismal young man, with a ballet in
some vital put of ms, seated, life ex
tinct, at my deck.
"rmi, dear I "...
The Hpeaker need it be f aid ? was
the owner ct the other blue eyes.
Chapter IV.
is ,dealb!" :I thundered,
might have done from my
Qiii.dl girll go and pray
(i ve you some heart I"
, Chapter II.
, rxiasa'T mattib,"
t peaceful nature of my
have when ronsed what
u'sod t) call "my fathe 'a
sl owing a custom, I have
link, not quite uncommon
up. While delivering my
beech given above 1 waa
. dud by pateion to tee tbat
in the room. Having com
, , juration, however, I be
. that I svas sunoanded by
: lit more and more prop'e
liinp n und me. fcxuua tit
'. locked only too earnest;
tgiumt old gentlemhn, who
er mors earnest tbaa all
i me in that tone which
t of spraking th'onjh
th what tLe devil I
' ilicjpated my arswrr:
. ucUcrdtaoditl lie didn't
Tom Tragettl" I might have known
it 1 have never yet been In a dear
gazelle mood, brooding on tbs pecu
liar pa'hes of my lot as cimparod
ttb that ol tbs majority of human
ity, that Tom TrpeU hd not stum
bled across mv path with bis grin and
his "Well, old tallow?"
"All right, thank vou: sm off to
tbe station; ciu't ttopto talk."
This 1 eay with a not exactly radiant
reflection of bis beam. Then I hurry
on. feeling tbat I have displayed
noble eelf octroi in not hurling my
two handbags at my frinnd's bead.
"W-b-a-t t-h-e d t-c-k-e-n-j i-a n-p
n o-w?" he lenlies nlowly, sll bnt
spelling the words. Being more than
usually critical think how atrociously
vulgar he is. And I wa'k cn. As I
do hi I am conscious that be is walk
ing tetide ine;l am al o comclons
that he has my two handbags; snd,
finally, that be is s'udjicg my prcfl e
with an internet that few men take in
any male eide face. What more tnan
a'.l this makes me indignant ia tbat
every now and then he utters a low,
aignillcant w i tli, as a sort ol sum
mary of his ttiouuht. On my sud
denly taming around, he blandly an
nounces h i intention of "going a bit
of i ha way" w.th me.
Trie "bit" ends on the platform.
Having all but lifted me tnti the
train (my Tom Tragit; is always ten
der), he i aye:
"Sorry Lr yon, old boy, whatever it
is A woman, I supp-we." This in a
ower tone. Tuen,aa I do not answer,
ejiog me, ensconced as I am in my
carriage, from his poet in tbe son
Chapter .
KtLY ? '
"Now, you know, Phil, you bear
I did bear her, but what in tha
world was I to reply?
io ay wny atria act io or to
Or don't, 'euldb pretumia', .
says an American . poet; and I, for
one, c;nfess that my presumption has
never scared so high as to lead to my
pretending tounders'andtcnt enigma,
woman.. What did she mean? What
man would lean over one's shoulder
nd say in a tone of signficnnce.
Phil, dearl" or "Tom, dear!" adding
no remark whatsoever, and then f;el
ggrieved at your not bunting Into el
oquence? Or was It) say in a similar
tone of awee'nesi long drawn oat
"Nell dear!"
For her name, ot course, Is Nelly.
Half the sweetest women in the world
are Nellys. This woman is my bioth
r s wile. She is young. Is nret v. is
good: and, whi'e loving my brother
immoderately, she cotfeeees t3 a mod
erate liking for me.
Ia reply to ber second speech You
know, rhil, you hear roe'' I repeat a
kind of shrug with which I had an
swered ber first one of thoeo, to the
masculine mini, intelligent gostures
which eignify "go on; I am listening."
She proceeds:
"I mean, d a", you ought to tell us
who she is "
Here I beg to draw the reader's
attention to three things t Firstly, the
time was evening and my study lamp
bad not jet been lighted; secondly,
even had tbe room been illuminated,
the ladv eieaking ttood behind my
chair; thirdly, wnile alluding appir
ert y to mne than one person, her ue
cf tue pionoun was to loose and ob
scure as to leave me as much in the
dnik, symbolically, as boih of us wo e
in noint cf fact
Unable ti catch a glimpse of ber
face, I ponder on the possible meaning
of ber words A two years' resideute
under the samo roof with niy sister-in-law
has to a certain drgrae famil
iar zed me with her style, and I piqua
uijsdlf nn being generally able, alter
eorce ten ctioi, to goe s what she is
driving at, even when her language
is most veiled.
1 scorn to deny that aa instant's
thoagbt reveals her meaning to me;
oiuan io corneas toat, leigninc cross
stupidity, I ay interrogatively, with
another shrug and a hideous disregard
"I -1 ought t9 tell yon who aha la?
"Why, toe girl you'ie breaking your
oeart auout.
Her two bands are on my shoulders.
I feel herbreatb on a rather eznoaed
spot on the tip of my head.
"UirlT What girl?"
My lady disdains to be mom ex
plicit. She still atanda behind mv
Snproang I tell her? I will.
"What's the good of talkino-of it?"
1 1 xclalm, by way of graceful begin
ning. "Nebodv can helo. What's
the use of my saying- ber came is
Nelly, the same as yours, tbat ahe ia
the daughter of one Dr. Drayton Mur
ray, tbat I met ber in the Black' For
est last year and just atopped short of
daahing all her twth down ber throat.
leaving, by way of a souvenir, s pur
ple mark on ber cheek. You're rot
langbing, are you Aelly?"
And X turned round fiercely.
"No. dear." Nelly's face, a dimlv
seen by the firelight, ia solemn aa a
judge's. How account for the vibra
tion imparted to tbe cbatr?
"Of course I'm not laughing: but do
explain yoor-elf a little. How did
you come to :o '
oomenow ns asems unable to tiro-
i ' i 1 1 . -
caeu who mis question.
Tbe ice is broker, and I cannot f j
go tie le lei ol conndtng in her.
-see here, jNeiiy; i ll te'l you all
about it," I scy mignaoiinoutly; and
I pour forth the whole story, culc nd-
mg as apain i mm round
'Now jou know how mat'era stand.
1 need rot say that I love the cirl: I
should be a brute if I didn't "
"And very likely ehe loves yon."
"Don't talk like a fool, Nelly."
It ia seldom tbat I am so graalv
rude to my brother's little wife; but
hr remarks, made pensively in reply
to my confession, Bounded too like a
Why does she not inek aaaiu? I
wait, wishing ate would, and rather
wishing fiat X had not used laogurg-t
Quite strong. Aa r, pnrrla that.. ma,
she brought it on herself, aid anywy,
i win negparuon aiterward.
"A girl who only saw m, once!" I
say at laat by way of showing my read'
inets io rtiurn to tne suoj ct.
I think this downright mean of Nelly
and decide to let ber know So.
"If you ve nothing at all to sav. I
wonder why yon brought up the sub
ject, I observed amiably.
wen, talk of us women, rail I You
men c?rtsinly arel '
I may here remark that whenever a
man incurs Nellv a d atom-oval she
toils him tbat we men certainly are.
What, she never adds, but nulls un
short at the verb; tne idea unex-
pr R'ed being, I fancy, a combination
of tbe criminal and absurd for which
languor, mercifully has no nave.
4,Y- u only just now as much is told
me thai 1 talked like a loot."
"jaere exoietivp. ui course, n vju
cucose.tD sn k
' "I'm nnr. ailllrlntr nrilvwall ham
I'll take it as a compliment! And
now, if you want me to sneak, let me
tay what 1 think. To begin with, you
muBh t expect me to se things f om
your point ol view. I o me it sf ems
the most likely thing in tbe world tbat
tbe girl loves you. Whet tay I she
only saw you once? For the matter
of that, dtar, you only saw her once?"
"If you care to spp y the same tent
to a niau of 3d ytars and a child of 171
I'm rs tertaiu as thitt I am silling
here sue has mrgu ten me long ego.
"And I don't beliere!" triumphant
ly. Then, iu a f.tr away voice, which
shows me that sho bra be'niuroiog
the matter over in her mind: "No; I
certainly don't believe it. Tbera btu
meetings and meeting, Phil, and with
yours and hers isccnuecti d wtll.'the
sort ol thing one remembers.
ibis is too much. I start to mv
"Liok here, Ihere are thing one
cn t stand, even from a sister, Nelly I
What the "
' Philip, if you're going fo be vir
lent and dbgrpce your cloth I shall
never open my lipi sga'n."
1 co lapse at once. I always do
when madam reproaches ma with diS'
"No, of course not; and any war I
didn't mind." ' 7
This somewhat daik reply rets mv
mind at ease.
"Odd folk, women!" I re fleet for tbe
uuoureaio time a, i a owly go -op
stairs. "I wonder do they understand
each other. As, if my brother's wits
wire only r'ght. But but "
I resolve to put my trust in my
brother's wife, and am nevertheless so
Influenced by what she has said that
the very next day I find myseli saun
tering down Harley ttreet, which,
apart from tbe fact tbat in it there
lives one Dr. Dayton Murray, la of ab
aolutely no interest to me. To gaze at
the door-knocker of this gentleman
gives ' me a certain indescribable
pleasure. Tbe next day I bend my
steps in tbe same direction, and again
tbe day after that And that and
that bow many days I know not;
wun aoe nuteiy no tesu t beyond tbs
tact mat i get to know every I ma anil
curve in Dr. Murray's dcx r-kn-cker.
Not to be particular to a shade. I had
I think I may eay, "done"' Harley
street daily tor something like twenty
uayc, irmu uue alteration, on my near-
ing the house, the door waa opened
and out walked the doc'or and bis
Utile girl.
Both bowed. How he looked I can
not recall. As for her, first a wave of
color went over her face, then she
turned white. H-r band was cn her
lather's arm; 1 raw him tighten bis
bold oi If. Dear, trembling band !
In another instant they had Daaifld
It must have been very abaurd, but
I can quite well remember a-nving
i i . i .
noma ime a Bnnueam and Diaz m
u . l . . i ... a
awn an lua evening in competition
witu the lamp, and in defiance ot the
hour, in a manner like unto tbat d s
piayea u no snncesm colore or
" Gold niglt, yen little Nell." This
asu-ual to my sister-ir-law at 11:30
o clock p.m , toe breakup hour at ths
esiabti-nmeot ol Ubarles lirurke, bar
rister, brother of Pnil Bourke, D. D.
"Good night Pnil. You see I knew
ol cour.e why it wasu't to be ex
pected otherwise, at leasr, it wouldn't
have been natural, and Uharlta and
I are so glad."
I limply s'ere. This sentence, in
volving ana perp exing though it if.
shows me thst Nelly, to whom, ai to
Charles, I have breatbrd not a word
concerning my walks in Harley street,
mucn less a word concerning today
meetitg, by some uncanny omu a-
tience peculiar to herself, seems to
know everything that bas hannened.
and, to judge from her radient eyes,
rather more ahout everything that is
to .come tnan uiyaen.
Ubarles, who has stood beside his
spouse while ahe delivers herself of
this speech, now draws her toward
him with one arm, and holds ont the
otber to me.
Gocd nigM. old ma a. She's a
myst tying young person, no dcubt.
Now that she knows you re happy,
perhaps she'll de!gn to notice that I
am pining from neglect wasting
away, I may say." And he seeks to
give himself a pathetic sppearanc,
but talis, as is but natural, Dame
Nature having dealt by my brother's
outer man mnuh assbe ia euppos.d to
have dealt by tbat of tbe famous
Prince of Denmark.
The words "too. tco solid." aad
Nelly's merry laugh as aoe goei off
with him, are the last touc ds that I
hear that night.
A' av i r, n naai,
TnoMAn bovi.e
gracing my cloth, which the dtar lit'H
lady does on every occasion, great or
small especially small upon which
1 illustrate tbe famous axiom oncer...
ing fallibiliiy.
Kitting down again, I Bay in a diB
msl tone:
" Violence apart, fiel y, I sappoee
anyone would almlt that to taunt a
man with the fact that the g rl be
loves may remember h'm on tbe
ttrength of bis having all but dit
figurerl her for 1 fe, ia not exactly gen-eroos."
" 'Tauct' 'generous' ooh ! I can't
conceive how you cai besottupid,
rnti. Nee here."
She glides round my chair and sits
down on the fender. Her face, aa it
Btanda out against the mellow tire ight.
is strangely beautiful. That shade of
hair, too red gold ia quite my favor
ite color. A pity only ber eyes are
niue. ins other iNeii S are orown
"exquitite. brown, b.essed eves." as
Jean ingelow eime where says, u?
cldedly my favorits color for eyes ia
"What I meant to say, dear, is,"
proceeds the old lady on tbe fender,
complacently eliding my brother's
ring op and down her ilnxsr, 'it I
weren't your sister if ii. stead of the
wife cf a much nicer man tbaa von
are" (Irokiog up) "don't wriggle now ;
it's only women, you know, tbat can't
bear to hear each other praised
wneie was it '
Atlly, needless to say, never can
manage parentheae.
I smile despite myself. Her bair
with tbe light daocinir on it is quite
like a git ry. Strarg, lit Je woman
' lty-u were a girl, jou were say
ing, instcal ot a beldame "
Yes dou't be tbruri, dear if I
were a girl and all ths lest, and you
and 1 had mot as you and ahe met,
snd jou bad burt tne tH yon did her,
and and tha little episode afteraaid
youeo remortefu), nd the detr,
splendid, handsome"
"That'll do, Nelly." I balievd I say
th h in no very it Hulted tone.
"And you ire a clerjymin, dear
tin r in something a -rout clergymen,
when one dotan't know them as m-
er-ln-law" (I believe 1 "wiggle" again)
"I mean to say tint, supposing all
that, Pnil. and, well, I disengaged like
ber J 1) lisve nay, I'm certa'n I
sboti'd Lave fallen in love with you
cn the tpot, and lived on tbe romance
until even some woman ahuuld toll
you that I waa doing so and. it she
she never did. as 1 koly as not ti my
uyingaays. i sntu d, and lo sol girl
wouliVso there!"
Willi which parting shot she riea
and marchts from tbe loom, having
ma lo my r tUct'oiu.
1 fancy, as 1 bid her acoi nigh.
snme hours later, I ki this blue eyed
3ell even more t ndrlv tban ns ia'.
and I love my b othsr's wife s a cs
less than my brother.
' I didn't really say this evening yon
talked like fool," I udd; "did I,
Chapter VI.
The next day after the eventful
meeting I did not go to Harley street,
nor tbe next day after ttir. nor oav.
the truth wM out! -I did go tbe day
alter tbat
It was ignominious to seem to rtluv
tne spy, uut qure impossible to sncrt
Bee more tSaa two dxya to-dizniii-d
cruplee. On tbe third day I decided
tbat take a "run" down Harley street
l mutt, and tuither accordingly retook
mysel'. It was no figura of speech : I
ran. 1 simply shot ptst the houte,
and I did not look atthe doorknocker.
Going at full sped toward Cavendish
stre t, I all but c Hided w.th a follow
"Di. Drayton Murray ! '
"Dr. Bourke I"
"Bow do iou do? Ara vou bu?v?
Or can jou conte back to my house
fo a moment's chat?'
How can I ever have thought this
mtn gaont and grim l lie is a stately
old gentleman with the kindest face in
tbe world.
I returned with him. no bine loath.
Going along wa descant on the at-
rao phere aa a tipio of aba rbing in
Will you come to my study," he
says, as we enter the bou'o. and leads
tbe way tbitber. The first thing that
tatscei my eyes as 1 enter ia tue pic
ture of a young man in somewhat an
tiquated garb, bearing a strong resem
blance to myeelf my father (we have
tbe same picture of him) before he waa
A dear college friend." savs the
doctor, in reply to my gaze. "No less
surprised than arj you to see bis pic
ture here was x when some month,
ago I learned that yon are h:s son. I
have never seen him since be gave me
that portrait before going to India.
Ah, yeai l beard ol bis deatb. noor
fellow 1" '
And we both ot us consecrate some
minutes of silent reaped to ooe of the
best of men.
Then the conversation turns into
other channe a, until :
About this httle girl of nvne.saya
tbe doctor, suddenly. May I a-k if I
am wrong in tbink'og that you care
lor herY"
'Cere for her? Phe is never out of
my tho'ghtp, Dr. Mnrray."
"then, whv the" (be stODS).
Why on earth djn't you make eca
other happy ?"
And be rihrs the bell.
"Ask MIbs Drayton Murray ti come
to me." (This to tbe servant who
answers the summons. -
A ttep on the stair, a run in tue par-t
sga. Mips Drayton Murray dies no-
keep her lather waiting.
in another instant the door ia
"H hat! iou r not alone? Did von
cot send for me, father?"
She stirs on the turethbo'd. It is
a petty picture! it would make a
preiiy scene in a plev but it was
cruel on the child. (She begins to
tremble. The same change comes over
her face; first a great wave of color,
tret pitifully ah te.
' Fa'her, what does It mean? What
do you want with me?"
I think be cannot have fore-esn the
effect his summons wonld have. He
hatt nied towards the girl. and. nutting
one arm around her, leads htr into the
room. He makes ber mine with hie
blessing and letves us alone. In an
other instant I am holding between
my hands her -golden held, lam
lofklrg in her eye, and se rays
with tomctbingtha is no' quits laugh
ter, nnd is net quite tears, that the
otier Nelly was perfectly liubt, tbat
I er thoughts hve been w th me a -ways
and why ? Branss (fiis with
out ever a smile) shout cur first meet
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