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CHArTEIl HI.-(Contlnuci1.)
Bliss llcmnvortu nau oniy nine o irniKc
slim of reluctant ncnuipscpiico when
'too door opened nnd motlicr and dnuiili
ter ennio In. Nuttlc first, eager ax usual,
nud opt'ii-iuoullii't), unaware that nny one
wan there. The mother would Imvo re
irentetl but for Mlis llendwortli tier
our call, "Alice, my dear, here is I. inly
Very hjvely wan T.ady KlrUnMy's mi-lrc-sslon
ns rIic Raw a slender IlKiirc In a
dark gray linen dress, and n face of re
lined, though not intellectual, beauty and
MveetncR, under a largo Rtraw hat with
n good deal of white gauging about It, and
the courteRy was full of natural grace.
"You do not know me," Raid I.ady Klrk
nldy, taking her hand, "but I am mint
to Rome former pupil of your, one of
whom, Mark Kgremont, Ir very unMous
to come nud set you."
"Mark! My dear little Mark." and her
face lighted up. "How very kind of him.
Hut he Ir not little Mark now. 1 sbotild
like very much to Rce him."
MIxr Hcndworth was obliged to ay
Momethlng about her ladjRlilp taking a
cup of tea. Lady Klrknldy, knowing that
Murk was on the watch, net olt lu search
of him, nud found hlui, as hIio expected,
pacing tlio pavement In front of the
church. There wur no great dlstnnce lu
which to utter her explanations and cnur
lions, and his aunt then took him lu witH
Mark entered, and IiIr cftdamatlmi In
stantly wur "Oil, IMiln. dear old IMdu!
You aren't a lilt ulteredl ' anil no put iiim
head under Mrs. l.'gremout's hat and
klRscd her, adding, as rIic seemed rather
Rtartled, "You nro my aunt, you know:
iiml whcrc'Riiiy cousin? You aro Ursula V"
Ho advanced upon Nuttlc, took her by
the hand mid kissrd her forehead before
(die was aware, but hIiu Unshed nt lilui
with her black eyes mid looked stiff mid
delimit. They wuru till embarrassed, and
lind reason to'be grateful to l.ody Klrkal
dy's practiced jsiwors as a diplomat's
wife. .She made, tho most of Mrs. Kgre
moiit's shy spasmodic liiu!r!is, nnd
.Mark's jerks or Information, such as that
they were all living nt Urldgeileld Kgre
mont, now that Ills sister May was very
like his new cousin, Hint Ulancho vat
tome out mid was very like his mother.
Hvcry ono was more nt easo when I.ady
Klrknldy carried tho conversation off to
cstcrday's entertainment.
Koon I.ady Klrknldy carried off her
nephew, and his first utterance outside
the door was, "A woman llko that will bo
the salvation of my uncle."
"Firstly, If you cmi bring them togeth
er," snld his aunt; "and secondly, If Uiero
Is stuff enough ks that pretty creature."
Meanwhile. Miss Hcndworth felt It her
duty to acquaint Ursulu with the facts
or her parentage, which until now had
been held from her.
"Oh, then," cried Ntittle, when sJio had
heard tho wholo story, "l am it sort of
lost heiress, like people lu n story I I secJ
liut, Aunt Urscl, what do you think will
"My dear child, I cairnot guess In tho
least. Perhaps tho Kgremont property
will not concern you, and only go to mnlo
heirs. That would bo tho best thing,
since In any cose you must bo sulliclently
provided for. Your father must do that."
"Hut about motherV"
"A proper provision must bo Insisted on
for her," said Miss Heudworth. "It is
no use, however, to speculate on tho fu
ture. Wo canuot guess how Mr. Mark
Kgremout's communication will bo receiv
ed, or whether any wish will bo expressed
for your mother's rejoining your father.
In such n caso tho terms must bo dis
tinctly understood, and I hnvo full trust
both in Mr. Mark nud In I.ndy Kirkaldy
ns her champions to see that justicu Is
done to you both."
"I'm suro ho doesn't deservo that moth
er should go to him."
"Nor do I expect that he will wish it,
or Hint It would be proper; but he Is
liound to give her a handsome mainte
nance, nnd 1 think most probably you
will bo nsked to stay with your undo uud
cousins," suld Miss Headworth.
"I shall accept nothing from tho family
that does not Include mother," said Nut
The following Sunday Nuttle ami Mary
Kuuent. coming home from their Hunduy
school labors, in tho fervent discussion of
their scholars, nnd exchanging remarks
nnd greetings with tho other teachers of
vurious calibers, tho friends readied their
own road, nnd tucre, to their nuiuxcuieiit,
beheld Miss Hendwortli.
"Yes, It really 1st" cried Nuttle. "Aunt
Uracil What has brought you out? What's
tho matter? Where's motlicr?"
, "In tho house. My dear," cn'tchlng hold
of her and speaking breathlessly, "I camo
out to preparo you. He Is come your
father ".
iV-lHIpror cried Nuttle, rather wildly.
"- "Ho Is lu the drawing room with your
mother. I said 1 would send you." Poor
Miss Headworth gasped with aultutlou.
"You hadn't been gone half an hour. Alice
was reading to me, nnd I was just doxlug,
when In camo Ixiulsa. 'A gentleman to
nee Mrs. Kgremont,' she said. We roso
up sho did not know him at once, but he
just said 'Kdda, my little Kdda, tweeter
than ever. I knew you nt once,' or some
thing of that sort, and she gavo one little
cry of '1 knew you would come,' and
sprung right Into his arms. Ho came at
me with his hand outstretched "
"You didn't take it, aunt, I hope?" cried
"My denr, when you see him. yon will
know how impossible It is. He hns that
high-bred manner It It ns if ho were con
ferring n favor."
"Then ho comes with with favorablo
Intentions," said Mary.t '
"Oh, no doubt of that," said Miss Head
worth, drawing herself together. "Ho
spoko of (he long separation said he had
never been able to find her, till tho strungo
chance of his nephew stumbling on her at
Abbots Norton."
"It can't be," broke In Nuttle. "Ho
never troubled himself about It till his
nephew found the papers. You said so.
Aunt Urselt He Is a dreadful traitor of
n man. just like Marmion, or Theseus, or
I.iiucelot, nnd now ho Is telling lies about
HI Don't look at me, Aunt Ursel, they
nro lies, and I will say It, and ho took In
poor dear mother once, and uow ho Is
taking her In again, aud I can't bear that
he should be my father!"
"You are talking of what you do not
understand," remonstrated Miss Head
worth. "You mutt not watte any more
time in argument. Your mother baa tent
for you, nnd it Is your duty to go and let
her Introduce you to your father."
Nuttle, lu her fresh hollnnd Sunday
dross, worked In crewels with wild straw
berries by her mother's own hnnds, nnd
with n wlilto trimmed straw hat, was al
most shoved into the little drawing room.
Her eyes were In such ncdnso of tears
that rIic hardly saw more at first than
that some one wor there with her mother
on the sofa. "Ah, there rIic 1st" she
heard her mother cry, and both roso. Her
mother' arm wnR round her wnWt. her
baud was put Into another. Mrs. Kgre
moiit's xolee, tremulous wl4h exceeding
delight, said, "Our child, our Ursula, our
.Nuttlc! Oh, thlR Ir what 1 have longed
for all these yours! Oh, thanks, tlintiksl"
and her hands left her daughter to be
clasped and uplifted for a moment lu fer
vent tlinukogiviiig, while Nuttle's hand
wur held, uud n stinnge hairy kls, redo
lent of tobacco smoking, was on her fore
head. It wur more strange than delight
ful, and jet she felt the polish of the lone
that said, "We make ni!iitiiliilmic mhiic
what late, Ursula, liut belter lute than
Khv looked up at this new father, and
understood Instantly what sho had heard
of his being n griind gentleman. There
was a high-bred look about him, an entire
ease nud iierfect manner that mndo ev
erything he did or said seem like gracious
condcRccuslon, iiim took away the iwwer
of questioning It nt Ihu moment. .Sin
could not help fueling It n favor, almost
an undeserved favor, that so great it per
Rouage should say: "A complete Kgre
mont, I see. She has altogether the fam
ily face."
I am so glad you think so," returned.
her mot her. ,
Now that I have seen Hie child," he
added, "I will make my way back to tho
hotel. I will send down (Ircgorio to-mor
row morning, to tell you what 1 arrange.
An afternoon train, probably, as we shall
go no further tlimi Loudon, ion Miy
I.ady Kirkaldy called on you. Wo might
return her visit before starting, but 1 will
let uti know when 1 liavc looked at the
trains. My compliments to Miss Head-
worth. Hood evening, sweetest." He
held his wife in a fond embrace, kissing
her brow nnd cheeks and letting her cling
to him, then ndded: "Uood evening, lit
tle one," with a good-natured, careless
gesture with which Nuttle was quite con
tent, for sue had u certain loathing of
tho caresses that so charmed her mother.
iid yet the command to miiko ready had
been given with such easy authority that
tho Idea of resisting it had never even
entered her mind, though she stood still
while her mother went out to the door
with him nud watched him to the last.
llnlf-wsklng, half-dreaming. Xuttiu
spent the night which seemed long enough.
ami mo ugui nours oi mo summer morn
ing seemed still longer, before she could
call It n reasonable time for getting up.
Her mother lay smiling for a few mo
ments, realising mid giving thanks for her
great joy, then bestirred herself with the
recollection of all that had to bo done oil
this busy morning before any summon
from her husband could arrive.
Combining packing mid dressing, like
tho essentially unmethodical little woman
sho was. Mrs. Kgremont still had all her
beautiful silky brown hair about her
shoalders when the belt of St. Ambrose's
was heard giving its thin tinkling sum
mons to matins at half-past seven, She
was disappointed; she meant to hnvo gone
for this last time, but there was no help
for it, aud Nuttlo set off by herself.
Gerard Godfrey was at Ills own door.
Ho was not one of tho regular attendants
nt the short service, but on this morning
ho hastened up to her with outstretched
"And nro you going away?" he said.
"1 hope to get leave to stay n few days
after mother," sho said.
"To prolong tho torment?" ho said.
"To wish everybody good-by. It it a
great piece of my life that Is conio to nu
end, aud I can't bear to break It off so
"And If you feel so, who nro going to
wealth and pleasure, what must It be to
those who aro left behind?"
VOh!" satd Nuttle, "some ono will bo
raised up. That's what they always say."
"1 shall go into a brotherhood," said
Gerard, desperately.
"Ob, don't," began Nuttle, much grati
fied, but. at that moment Mlit Nugent
enroodut at lie? door! nnd air. UpYcfi,,
who wat tome way in advance, looked
round nud waited for them to come up,
Ua held out hit hands to her aud said,
"Well, Nuttle, my child, you uro going
to begin a uew life."
,rIf his placo'was only Monks Horton.
"I think' perhaps sbo iiiny bo induced
to join us," said Mary. "Wo mean to do
our best to persuade her,"
"Aud there's tho choir J And my class,
and tho harmonium," went on Nuttle,
while Gerard walked on disconsolately,
"Mlckelthwayto hat existed without
you, Nuttle," said Mr. Bpyert, taking her
on with him alone. "Perhaps it will bo
able to do so again. My dear, you bad
better look on. Thoro will be plenty for
you to learn and to do where you are
going, aud you will bo suro to And much
to enjoy, and also something to bear. I
should llko to remind you that tho best
means of 'getting on well In this new world
will bo to keep self down and to have tho
strong desire that only love can givo to
be submissive, aud to do what is right both
to uod und your father aud mother. Mny
I glvo you a text to take with you? 'Chil
dren, obey your parents In tho Lord, for
this is right.' "
They were nt the door and (hero was
no'timo for an answer, but Nuttle, as sho
took her place, was partly touched ami
partly fretted at the admonition.
Tho question us to her remaining n day
or two after her mother wus soon dlspos
ed of, Mrs, Kgremont sent n pretty little
nolo to mako tho request, but the elegant
valet who appeared at teu o'clock brought
a verbal message that his master wished
Mrs. aud Miss Kgremont to bo rendy by
two o'clock to pin hlui in calling on Lndy
Kirkaldy at Monks Horton, and that, If
their luggago was ready by four o'clock,
he, Gregorio, would take charge of it, as
they were all to go up to town by the
4:40 tralu.
All through tho farewells that almost
rent the gentlo Alice's heart in two, she
was haunted by the terror that the or her
daughter should have red eyes to vex her
husband. Aa to Mr. Dutton, he had ouly
come In with Gerard In a great hurry jutt
flftF lirnntffntt. .nt1 llmrn lrn milch to
do to-dny nt the ollice, n they were going
to take stock, and they should neither of
them have time to como home to luncheon.
Ho shook the hands of mother nnd dnngh-
f.i tinntlHt limiitUnfl .t "l.t.ife rtftnr" MIfl
I I'lHlilirui III .i.i... - .-..'
i. mid bore off In hi train young
Gerard, looking the pictuto of woe.
"Mother, mother!" cried two young peo
ple, bursting open the door of the pretty
dining room of llrldgefleld Itectory, where
the grown-up part of the family were lin
gering over n late breakfast.
"Gently, gently, chll lien," said the dig
nified lady at the head of tho table. "Don't
disturb papn"
"Hut we really hate something to say,
mother," said the elder girl, "and Frail
lein said ou ought to know. Undo At
wyn Is come home, mid Mrs. Kgremont.
And please, arc wo to call her Aunt Kgre
mont, or Aunt Alwyn. or what?"
The desired sensation was produced,
ration Kgremont put down his newspaper.
The two elder sinters looked from one to
the other lu unmitigated astonishment.
Mark briefly made answer to tho filial
question, "Aunt Alice."
"Well," snld Mrs. Kgremont, "this hns
como very suddenly upon us. It would
have been more for her own dignity If
sho hnd held out n little before coming
so easily 'to terms, after the way In which
site has been treated."
"When you see her. motlicr, you will
understand," said Mark.
"Shall we hare to bo Intlmnto with
her?" aiked May.
"I desire that she should be treated as
n relation," sold the canon decidedly.
"There is nothing against her character,"
and, as Ills wife was about to Interrupt,
"nothing but nu indiscretion to which
she wiir almost driven many years ago.
She was cruelly treated, and I for one am
henrtlly sorry for having let myself bo
guided by others."
Mrs. William Kgremont felt somewhat
complacent, for she knew lie meant I.ady
do I.yoniiais, mid there certainly had been
no love lot lictwccu her and uer step
children's grandmother; but sho was a
sensible woman, and forebore to speak.
Binoche cried out that It wiir n perfect
romance, nud May gravely said, "But Is
she n lady?"
"A perfect lady." said Mark. "Aunt
Margaret says so."
"What did you tell me. Murk?" nsked
Mrs. Kgremont. "Shu has been living
with mi aunt, keeping u school at Mlckel
thwoyte." ".ot quite." said Mark. "She has been
acting an a daily govvrmss. She seemed
to bo on friendly terms with tho clerical
folk. 1 came across the name at n school
feast, or something of the kind, which
came off lu the Klrkaldy's party. I won
der what my undo thinks of his daugh
ter." "What! You don't mean to say there
Is a daughter?" cried May.
"liven so. And exactly liko you. too.
Miss May."
"Then you are cut out. Markt"
"You are cut out. 1 think. May. You'll
hnvo to givo Iter till your Miss Kgremoiit
"How old Is she?" asked Hlanche.
"About n year younger than you."
"1 think it is wry Interesting," said
Hlouche. "How wonderful It must nil bo
to her! 1 will go up with you, Mark, as
soon as I can get ready."
"You had better wait till later in tho
day, Ulatiche," said the mother. Sho
knew tho meeting was Inevitable, but she
preferred having it under her own eye,
if she could not reconnoiter.
She was n just ami sensible womnn,
who felt reparation due to 'the newly dis
covered slsler-ln-taw, and that harmony,
or nt least the appearance of it, must be
preserved; but she was also exclusive and
fastidious by nature, mid did not look
forward to the needful liitcn (uirso with
much satisfaction either on her own ac
count or that of h'er family.
Sho told Mark to say that sho should
ennio to sen Mrs. Kgremont lifter lunch
con, sluco ho was determined to go at
mice, mid, moreover, to drag his father
Willi him.
Alice knew Canon Kgremont nt once,
and thought eighteen years hail made lit
tle change, as, at Nuttle's call to her, sho
looked from the window and saw the
handsome, dignified, gray-haired, close
shaven, rosy face, mid the clerical garb
unchanged In favor of long coats nud high
With crimson cheeks mid u tlrrobblng
heart, Alice was only just at tho foot of
tho stairs when tho newcomers hnd mudo
their way In, nnd tho kind canon, ignoring
all that was past, held out his hands, say
ing, "Well, my denr, I am glad to see you
here." kissing Mrs. Kgremont on cadi
cheek. "Aud so this is your daughter.
How do you do, my dear Ursula? Isn't
that your iinino?" And Ursula hnd ngalu
to submit to n kiss, very much nioro sav
ory aud kindly limn her father's, though
very stubby.
Ah to Mark, ho only kissed hit mint,
and shook hands with her, whllo lilt fath
er ran on with nu umisual loquacity that
was a proof of nervousness In him.
"Mrs. Kgremont Juue, I mean will bo
hero after luncheon. She thought you
would liko to get settled tirst. How la
Alwyn? It ho down yet?"
"I wtll tee," In a trembling voice.
"Oh, no, never mind, Alwyn hates to
bo disturbed till ho baa made himself up
In tho morning. My call It on you, you
kuow. Where are you sitting?"
"I don't quite know. In the drawing
rWiJ 8U!mo,0"
fPnffT'tt'Rojr, tuowlng the homo much bet
ter than sho did, opened a door into a
third drawing room sho had not yet teen,
a pretty llttlo room, fitted up with fluted
silk, llko a tent, somewhat faded, but not
much tho worso for that, and opening Into
a conservatory, which seemed to Imvo llt
tlo lu it but somo veteran orange trees.
Nuttle, however, exclaimed with pleasure
at the nicest room she hud seen, aud Mark
began unfastening the glass door that led
into it. Menutlmo Alice, with burning
checks and liquid cycsf.neryed-hor voice
to toy, "Oh, sir Sir. Kgremont please
forglvo me! I kuow uow how wrong I
"Nonsense, ray denr. By-gones are by
gones. You wero fur more sinned against
thun sinning, nnd have much to forglvo
me. There, my dear, wo will say uo more
about It, uor think of It, either. I am
ouly too thankful that poor Alwyn should
have some one to look after him."
(To bo continued.)
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