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UWraag Star Wga Ctthll" Messenger.
BOW O.lUA . gxPAT, JUlis e. lat.
OABTLE DALY:
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Story of an Irish Bome Thirty Years Ago.
(Censlaud.)
Lsbla pnaned at the drawiag-room door to
pat up her bands and try to smooth the abIon.
veisnt rush of color out of bher braln sbhks.
Ie herself wai not at all arp s the
Sbound her heart had iven when he
bad opened and oshe bad found herself
ase to face with Pelbam Daly en thedoormat.
swas ealy natural she shbod start and look
s sed o juast as that very moumet she had
been to hbesell that be most have left
Whiteie hotwago, and tbht she shbould oar
taelaly sever se him again. The sirpries wa
uite eaugh to aooont for and e*ense herb
bie.bgbu abe did not ears to briag them :
JA3Irt.5 eses. She thought It behoved
brbe ver salm and dignified on the ooo- a
ifs of this visit. Importast events had ocor
sdaidoew she was lost in that room, and it
would seqalre all the jsdleloeaees she ouald
mster to speak of them worthily to the frIend a
wIse oharaster, frank and gay as her man-"
ai were, somehow or other posated her a lit
Ellen saw the effort Id constraint in Le
baise maser at a glance, std before they were
asated oezelamed, *What Io the matter What
has bapaed ince the day before yesterday,
Osel wmay thtinga yoe cam have so idea,"
mmaid Lrti ad thear she po sseged soreelf of *
the bUs-tassel that bed beoe Pelbam' play- a
tbaday before, aud began to alt and t
bueher face, wondered what she expresslon
matly woo that had come into it within the a
last fsrtyIeigh botors, sa changed It so great- it
"I got your letter last night," Lasblia began,
waklan p at last.
Lad you ane sarry to loses.," Ellen oried,
eeling penitently that bshe had not rated the .
warmth of Lsbia'e aeotionateness rightly a
beoes. It
"What makes you ay oso rryt" h
Ellen pased her finger 'lightly along a red t
line that enoiroled Lesbia's eyes. "Doin' I a
heew how tbhis comes she sold; "and will I T
ever forget that you oared enoogh for ns to b
shed-tears at our going, you dear little friend 1 a
ay.de't color as triously; you don't euppose
I would let the onoelted boys know there i,
would be no bearing with their vanity for ever t
afterwards If l dld."
"It was not that," said Lesbla, glowing a
abrighter and brighter, till she was obliged to c
ut p her bands again to hide her abeeks.
ll, I can't tell you stok np on a ohair; let
ms onee and alt on that stool by your feest, and n
thean I shall be able to speak. Some news h
same to or bouse yesterday."
"And we had news too--eoellent news-for o
it ben determined papa, as I told you, to go
back to Ireland at once. Yoe will not be able to .
asth that, I et afraid."
"I don't know ; bat, Ellen, I most tell you
ist that I did notory because you wereto .
leave Whitelelle, but beanas I have had a ,
great quarrel with my ousines. Mrs. Maynard .
b been vry unkind to me" a
"My poor, dear Babetta I bat that is nothing b
new; dos it so bhappen every day I"
"Yes, Indeed; but thbls quarrel was serious,
sd tshe unkindness what I oannot forget. She a
alled me a serpent and a hypoorite, and said
that John and Bride had deceived her-and-I i
answered. I don't know bow it happened, for e
I had been feeling so kindly towards her a few t
inuates before; but all the angry thoughts
that I have had in my heart agaeinst her for r
seven years seemed under the provocation of b
bher igradgling words to rise up and fly out of t
my month. I was not frightened at the mo- I
ment, hue I have been shakling and trembling f
almost ever since Tulale moroning she is sorry, .
and woold like to be friends with meagain, but i
I cannot. bShe showed me her heart lost nigbt,
rnd as wae cI fall of envy and grudgOing I can
newer bear wltb ber agaiuu. leo, io you
bthnk your sstber would let ae travel watb
'cc to lreland when you Io, to j -o JJo and an
Brde it"
S-Trhmuk I am aure she will. It I. oact what .
osenor ad I were pianotug Of ou...ra. you .
ehelt go home with we at once. and break tree 1
mroe Mrs. Maynard tar'ver-hca lock ro her
Ide congratulate you now, Babeta, tabough
yes don's know what is ito yo are golog o. p
We., your aews is an good se o are."
"B you have nous beard it yet; the quarrel 1
acme after.' rds. I had my news to . letter
from Irelad."*
"to ours hbamse "
' Bt aey cannotooo be the samer; for mine ooon. 1
err, a myself-ma muore than any one else in t
the world," etad L abli, reaisinog hr ead. thab
ha4 been balt aesLt g agctaets Eaten'. knaw I
"Io yea rememuer wh5t I told you once about I
my rlcb grand noele. J bu Maynard t'
"I gaest, I guess I be is dead, and ha's left all b
bhise money to)on; and you cannot rest till yon a
bhave seen your brother, and given sap the on. n
betiasce to him, that be only Iast throigb his v
laitsbinese to )our father. I ,enma.b r the a
story qitte well; oand, dear LenteI. I have
always neon epeouting tbts to bhappen, and that a
yar woold ans co you are going to .so It your I
meao-epatited Onastus uppese your wieb to d*i ta
jeetloes tor yar brobther, we will estand up tur p
you and help yen through. I suppose tbat wa a
what the quarrel began upon t' u
"'Why, . I had not thou ght of all that. I a
am not so quick as you. Idon't suppose I ti
e*ld give my fortune away, or that anything a
would lindoe John or Bride to take It. You a
doen's know them. Here is John's letter; read p
what be says."
"I like it," Ellen pronoonced, when she came I
to the end. "Well, I an ppo.e it will be all the a
ame, for Ion cannot be rich without your t
brother and sister sharing. They who provid
ed for yon ever snlooe your mother died, they'll t4
never be as unkind as not to take part of what ft
you have now."' at
"Of course we shall live together; that is the j
great happiness my fortoue brings to me. But
eilll iL I who ahall have to take my uncle's I)
name, and be Leebla Maynard, and an beirese. T
John oalle himself my faithful guardian, you p
"Ho boo always been that, bos he not'" tI
"Yee, indeed. I have notacen them for seven
yearnot suoe I woo a little obild; hut I w
kow they are the best people in the world. I
don't sappoac I shall ever laugh and Joke with it
thee oo you do with your brothers. Bride ieso u
old, and John so dreadfully Olever. I am go
au bone, but I don't know what home will be
ie. Laat night, after the quarrel with my ft
enein, I think I felt more frighteod at the
$henge in my fortune than glad. The one tI
ebeeifel thought I had to turn to woo the a
proetof travelling with you. whom I kow,
toC sle Daly, and have you near me at fit b
to help us."
"That we will. We will have glorlous timee a
a1l together there." o.
"Butb-at yeo wIll not all ba there ?1' a
'All but Pelbana; he remains with us till we
leave Whiteoliffo, and then goes to Oxlord to F
take his degree. I suppose we hball have him T
lving at home always after that, unless papa 8
onsente to his going into the army, as be
wihes. Castle Daly is not to him whatit is to ae
Connor and me; he longs to gut away to India
-anywhere from the poor old place, that is I
not Juat trim and grand enough Ir him ; but ti
there are dffloultleeln the way. Mamma doe. p
not hlke parting witt him, and papa talks or i
expense. I don't know how it wltl be settled."
"I mont say good-bye now, or I sball keep n
the Maytonrds' rainner waiting, sod be scolded Ii
again. Yar wall lot me know crhat your n
eotber aery ablst taklng obrge of me on the w
r. ersey, brian pas some will Joe hW11 Age,
21 dno perhaps gee will ase mind set s~ayying
t, anything ahout my fertmen to zorbrothbm
or O4any ne. j cssette I bad r nor tttp
Bride."
"I understead. Tee Shiak you may Poeibly
be able to give the fortune up to yor brother.
or divide it with him; and in that esoe you had
Agi rather not have t spoken of as soure now. I
will be eagroe. I won's even be provoked to
give a hint, ifa person we know of takes lib
ertles, in vee with your gowns agate. Oh,
orate `a': ow s hall laugh at him for that by
oon, "'Al him ? B.0 I thoughtyou eaidyou never
o did leegh at him-that yoe were afraid."
h "Afraid of aeohing at Coasor I I do noth'
h lelse but lasgbatbim all day long. Ias not
ee Iy hboy use meet Meegh at and love ? Them,
S b opening hie door softly upestars,
that he ay be redy to meet ye. acidentally
ad yea go oat and eseort you home."
"Oh, no. no don't let him," oried Leabla.
set- whoa ehang c fees had suddenly olonded
was over witha bit look of mortimeation. "Plense,
hr pla.sestop him leould not bear to talk noeesnse
hom to him today I have so muee to think of. I
e want to jet Lome qeletly without any more
talk. I do lndeed."
jor- "Yoe shall, then, if I have to hold Connor
d it down in bhi ohair; only don't tir your poor
tad eyes with any more tears. Babette, your
Smost not b so ainlay when yon get te
The sky does all the weeping there, nad our
lsese have to make sanshe. I shall not let
you do anything but laugh at Castle Dal:."
Le- With a hasty farewell Lseble ran Lown.
" stair and Red noroes the road, and up the
day, little garden path, not sufering herself to
pease and take breath till she was sate abut
into the attic bedroom she shared with Bobbie
lea, and Wattle. There was no real oceasion for so
if of much haste; and she rather wondered at her
play lf for the energy of her light, not knowing
that it was, in truth, from an unwelcome
anuouus sue was seen. a ne unoagna over
theetook erof noureo , an soon an she estood still
and bega to take of and fold away her walk
' l ig dres. It came In the shape of another of
the revalsiues of feeling from elation to de
In, preceion. that had been neaselly rocking her
d ocr little heartand brain for the last twenty
t o, r boors. There had been a certain glow
upon her-a bright base of exaltation and
htly new consequence iavesting all her surroand
logs, when she had stood before the glass, an
hour before, dressing herself for her visit to
ted the Dalys; and now she felt as if ehe had had
ill I a fall, and was braised and shaken by It.
Those verses that had been chiming in her
hto ead all the morning did not mean so very
ad? maob, after all. They were no secret between
P° herself and one other person; Ellen Daly bad
r laughed over them, and Connor had written
ever them.
She would be gratefal to Connor, she re
r solved; he had been her first friend and
sto. champion, and certainly he wrote beautifal
vtrese; only he need not have said the poorest
1S gown. poor was such an ugly word, and was
and not applioable to her when she was dressed
ewe her worst, really " and somehow the remark
seemed a greater liberty in him than if it had
fr ome from some one else whom she could bet
¶o tr forgive for knowing always what *be had
0 on, and for perhaps thinking nothing good
enough for her.
j Then this fortune. Ellen Daly had not
o seemed to thlnk of it as really hers at all; it had
id a struck her only as a thing to be given away at
card one, jeat as it its having been left to her did
not Invest her with a lating right in it. Lee
ilag bin stood still for nearly a quarter of an hour
mochanically smoothing a crease out of her
Ors, bonnet string, and tarning this refleotion over
She and over to her mind.
said With all her heart and soul she wished and
d-I intended to be generous to John and Bride
for She meant to give them everything she bad;
few but then she had thought of always going on
ibfiving, not of doing It once for all, and having
r no power or part in the matter afterwards;
I of becoming John's little sister again, instead of
belng, as aba had began to think herself,
m- Lebia Maynard his ward, to whom he was
dug faithful guardian. That hasty, utter ving
e up of all at once to John Thornley ar e4
rather a Rat and untiteresting conclusion to
tith, the bright dreams and hopes, that, even in the
can lest twelve hours, she had beogn to weave
Yau rond herself.
with Anothter a ,rt of giving away had in truth
and been it her nad, bat, as one finally rolled op
her bounet .rrine', wsh decided with a sigh
YOU come : the gl.orous obance of being wooed
Itre poar aled giving herself rich,, whbie had
her seemed so cite. io her this mornii'g Before
,ugh sne had done fancying how it paea'bly might
S A have hen, the bell rang, and s.e had to leave
her bonnet on the table aid ran down breath
irrol les to dinner.
,tter cHaersa x v.
Ellen did not dud a good opportunity for
con. bringing forward Lebsa's request iiiI the
a in even.rg when the family were sitting together
tbat afterdoiner; and she was so conscious that
ee. Paiheon', and Connor's eyes were turned upon
boot ier the instant sbe Introduced her friend's
uam.-lInmo the nonvermation, that she could not
itl bring oat her plan quite in the simple, nocon
yau c'rned meanne she had intended. Her eager.
.iu. naes was enough to raise a hoot of little ner
his vars ecropl.s and doubts as to the propriety of
tue trn airan'remntnt in Mrs. Daly's mind.
ave I, ihe fiast place, who was Lesbin Maynard,
tat and now did lney know that she was any re
'anr i.' on to sne Me. and Miss Thornley who were
a d" ion living at Castle Judly And again, what
te~r pr.nt had they that :nor brother and sister
was appr. ved of ler leav:rg her cousin, Dr. May
uand'e house 1 Might they not be abetting an
.I sat .o rer1bellion against rightful authority, if
eeI tIey-sied her madden fight ? When Connor
fug and Ellen had exhausted themselves in vehe
You meat ejplanations and aesurances on these
end points, came another difculty, which Mrs.
Daly, by way of giving a turn to the conver
sin sation, and possibly saving herself from a
the second avalanche of Indignant words, referred
our to her husband:
rid, "If this Miss Maynard. or Thornley, is sister
tp'll to your agent, and is likely to live with him
,bat for the fature, would it be well to encourage
each intimaoy between her and Ellen, as a long
the journey together would crtainly lead to t"
Bu "What does It matter i" answered Mt
mm' Daly, carelessly. "What harm coald Mr.
es. Thoruley do Ellen 9 And besides, I don't sap
yo pose ho ot his sisters will continue to live in
the neighborhood of Castle Daly after I rstarn
there."
ye "Aud nothing can make me mote intimate
itI with Lesbia than I am already." cried Ellen.
I. Pelbam bed risen from the table and retired
tit to n dark corner of the room with a newspaper,
is while Ellen and Clonncrthad been dinning their
g- mother's ears with masranuee of Lesbia's
Iab respectability and identity: just now he came
my forward again and leaned over her chair.
th "You fcrget, mother," he said, quietly, 'that
on theee Thoruleys are relations of Uncle C harle.
th and of your own.'
o, "Are they Indeed?9 Ye., I suppose it is so;
irs but we lost eigt of them so long ago that,
though I can reolect someThoruleys visiting
me at Pelbamn Court., I don't know what degree
of relationship there ma1 be between ourselves
and these joang people
we *They are cousins. Their grandfather. Sir
I t Francis Thoruley, married your aunt. John
hi Thoruley's father was the youngest son of that
sp Sir F'ranole."
he "Pelhamn, how came you to know all that I"
is tnaked Ellen.
di "'I lacked it oat in the pedigree," said PcI
t a ham firmly; "it l. tight that we should know
bu the fact, and treat our own relation, with
loo proper consideration, whatever poiition of life
5Ii tbey may he in now."
ed" "l'o be sate," cried Conner, leoghing; "such
:ep nobe as we are. If people do happen to be
d1 so lucky as to have a drop cf good old ahati
or nate Peiham b'ood in them, leob as treat them
th ithh reverence bylnl means. Upn with the
f. iskes aril s flairlime or. t bauli u I
hi jie od-s Mthe160 h half of se ti
u owb our masters. Is beates keeple a idfr a
k warrant of respetabillty, t be a a the T
I feorth degree to a Peles Why' have not bi
She savages rnd Castle Daly been readler to aI
y do hemge ' vi
, "HBuab Connor, buash," said Mr. Daly, pot- l
I tI a bd on hiseon's arm. a
I meeDaly we. meawhile, looking up into
s her eldest see'sfaee, and reading ans expresado Ut
In thebe dLark eyes that met hers, whleh ooased it
, her a aertaln esoemeant d emr.0
F I d14 not know that yea had much aso- t
oainteose with ths* friends of Ellena's, Pel- i
r hem," he said apelegetlelly; "I thought yon
objected to the intimaoy onse."
"I made a mletake then,* be answered blunt
t ly. w
"Well, if you really thinkh it right, and your
father approves; but" (traning agslan to Mr. of
SDaly wish an eager sir, as if grasping at a lat hi
straw) "havsetherenot besncomplaintisagalnast he
these Thorolse aIn sour Irish letters? Does he
I not Anne O'Tlaberty think ill of them for B,
Ssome eause or othser " di
s "An exellent reason for your thinking well Ie
I of them, ies it not. Eleanor " Mr. Daly an
e swered, smiling. "1I should say that Sewed
the matter. Anne O'Plaherty dislikes both
r the Thoraleys cordially, so you have nothbing St
r to do but write at once to their sister, and th
F invite her. lnyoor warmest manner, to join as wa
on the journey. It Is only a mark f leagree- re
r meat doe from yoee to Anne. tb
SIt was not oftsen hat be addressed sareastlic th
remarks to her now, and they had not quite I
the same effect they had formerly. aint hI
s Rsh on the teded cheekL, bewildered, ap xo
e pealing expression of pate is the eyes answer- ael
ad them now, Instead of the old panoply of to
s old reserve. Jr
s Mr. Daly sew at once that his words had to
.given pain and tried to atone for them by an
I ager
a "Do juet as you like about it, however,Elea- ca
nor ou e shemjudgu. a
1 She leaned back in set chair wearily, as
'I wish you would all go out and leave me tb
f alone," she said, "for I am very tired of hear- or
log you all talk at once. Ellen will carry out
her hrplan of course; I give her free leave, but ib
SI wish she was not so ingeniouse in inventing be
r schemes to bring new caes on me, as if I had de
I not always more than I have strength for." he
The party dispersed. Ellen settled her moth
a er for her after dinner rest on the sofa in the no
Sdrawing room, and then hurried off with Con- m
I nor to make a late call at the house opposite to
and talk over the arrangements for the jour
r ney with Ieebla. Mr. Daly after foishing his to
Snewspaper and bhis bottle of claret tuarn out or
a for his evening stroll up and dowfrthe parade us
I with his cigar. He was seldom out at
a long, before one or another of his os
numerous obone sacquaintances joined di
Shim; but it was somewhat of a surprise th
1 to him when Pelham slipped hise hand under pi
1 his arm and volunteered to accompany him in
Shis walk. The attention pleased Mr. Daly a he
e good deal, and even flattered him. Pelham or
was habitually so reserved, that any advance pc
Stowards intimacy from him was apt to be re- oa
I oelved as a mark of favor, spially by hisb
- father, who often wearied himself in vaein at
I attempts to win the same open-hearted oonfi- $b
I deoce from hise eldest omen that the younger as
hobildren gave him spontaneously. Mr. Daly took as
Sae muooh palins to be as agreeable companIon be
I that evening as ever courtier did while seek- th
t lug to worm himself into the favor of a great bo
i man. He gave up his favorite loounge on tshe di
. perade, where he was esure of plenty of ad
r miring companionship, and humoe d his son's ha
r love of quiet by obosing the most solitary -
part of tue beech for their walk.' He talked all
oonfidentially of fatute plans; he told his very
Sbest stories of the stirring times of his youth; m:
he chose sutj rot after subj ect,sending anxioeus Is
; glanoes into his companion's face to discover lit
a what most roused and interested him; but ga
these affectionate wiles were quite bthrown be
away upon Pelbam. It was not she custom at pa
f Pelham Court for members of one family to tw
Sspend themselves greatly in conversation with he
eaoch other. It was thought a mere waste of eb
energy there, to be amusing an _greeable to El
[ people whom on were .labe qlEfseeing
Sivery day. To find his father a witty and wl
o entertaining only pusaled Pelbam, and ecaeed
him to eshrink forther and forther into his cs
shell, feeling himself aggrieved as one unjust- co
ly sccased of benlog "oompany." th
"Can the lad have any folly on his con
a eence that he wants to confide in me " Mr, to
,, tl *bou Irght z"48,, isi-o l i f~t
Sthe conversation came to a standstill. "Con
" nor makes his confemions within the first blt Bi
e bour of his coming home, but it may be the bo
Sway of this one to keep it all in till the last stl
I evening. What can I say to help him but be
s tay, it is coming." wi
"Father," Pelbam began, hesitatingly, "I th
have been thinking -" tbh
"That's right, my boy; tell me everything be
r that troables gon-don' t let ther e e any se- mi
a arete between as. That's all I ask of either ha
r Connor or you. You will always And me your of
I best friend if you are only open with me." wi
t 'Open with oo I Seoretal cried Pelham, eb
s startled and affconted. "I don't know what en
t you mean. I havre no seorete." sail
"Abh well, finish whatyon were gonlog to say, fa
- however." he
"I was only going to say that as I am not to
f absolutely obliged to get back to Oxford for do
another month, I thought it might be as well sp
for me to travel back to Ireland with you, and de
spend a fortnight or so at Castle Daly. i
Mr. Daly's face brightened, and h gave the no
hand that rested on hsle arm an affeotionato oat
r equeoeze against his side. th
"'Thank you Palham. I understand your liI
Smotive well. It's for your mother's sake you an
f think of thble; and you are right-it will make th
r the trial of going back there easier to her if th
she has you wrta her, for she clings to you be
beyond as all. I know it'e a sacridfice on to
Syour part, and I thanbk you for making it. lie
Even if the loss of time should make a differ- Ni
Senoce in your degree, you'll not regret what re
Syou did for her sake." fir
Why could he not look a little pleasant In an
Sresponse to these cordial thanks Mr. Daly so
I woodered. What could hbls abeoldfe silense of
t and the deep sheb that overspread his face si
sig anif I It was a little hard to have all his kr
efforts at cordiality so perseitently thrst aside.
Pelham was long ng to speak. He had never Yi
felt so ashamed of hbmself, so lhe an imposter lob
l hise life, as he did while bhe father thanked th
a him sad pressed his arm. He who indulged fa
a babItoslly in anch scorn of Connor's and in
Ellen's little fatterIes and polite inslnoerlties. lo
· he to be afraid of explaining the true motive o ot
bes conduct, and silently ascept undeserved Ma
Spraise I It was that appeal to his confidence a
, that had kept him slient. With a person who l]
Scould not receive a simple remark without tm- to
I agining it the beginning of a confeseion, how Sb
a could be attempt to explain the very pecollar t
oircumstences that coaued him to feel the he
I dnto of protecting Lesbia Maynard from Cong cli
I nor s impertluences shore important than any Iy
other consideration I Pelham put this aues
; tion to himself, and pondered silently during 11I
the rest of the walk home on the annoyance of ca
belng made to feel like a hypoorite: and
a through all the years of bie after life he ewa
I never able to hear the swish of waves falling gr
on a stony sbore without beiog brought bhau ye
by memory to those silent minutes, and won- oi
a dernlg what there was in the world he would It'
not now give to regain the power, neglected be
then, of breaklog the monotonoue sound by a Is
word spoken cordially to an ear that waited on
for it. as
-Oh fair her ace oleiteht ox
Pest tie tootse,' tellinar, sb
woe was oe di
Hen to see
Bseaut no sblotofr a
lit-or since, toot y
Have I been panang." ca
is. aaeuVso.v.
"If one must worry, it is at least an advan- on
a tag to have change of anxietie ; and the no
aka tit la nptiitl l tholel ýie a
r a leg aes J than your eers hou" Blds_ g
be Tborsley remar t to bet brotber ca ebe met
lot bhitat te - gate6 ors. sal. e Miber cI
to day abbots week eO hI
vilt. "Her'i annother day t ad still o w
at- lettereoeLesbh or the nards. What
ea is tmeea P b
to "It measc that Mike Case bee overturned a
eta te.poe-ems be ere Iu dE4ihb bill a
ed iee Bailyowe, samd ha bee o o his w
own rib aed h ar's bak, al o al wll of whi will ia
to- Sake som meauding to restore them eves to w
el- the rorigisal essy eadition." u
ea "I hope is was not till after he had posed
our letters to Lesbia. I
at- "That'e all you tbhicLk of, ye strog mnaded
women. It -was three ds ago."
r "Well, I really eea's l very oompesioasts t
Ir. over Mike COasey and bhe ear-she eaetrophe A
ast he been duee soloo g. B the way drive
at he ought to break ILf rib every day; and I g
em have alws been waderleg why he did sot.
hr Bt, havid beard this, had you the seuse to
drive roend by Ballyowo*aad inquire for di
all lettere. -i
n- "I had the sense." w
ad "Well tI ol
th ' WelL PFather Peter is holding a station at Ci
a 8. Pa lek well; the man at the shop where to
ad the poet otm* il has gone to hil dut; ad the a
as woman sad boy can neither speak Englih nor it
a- read writing. Popolar people go In and tarn
the letters over for themselves, and take what
o10 theyllke; but I an not tobetrusted. Ithink hI
to I could have comoe over the oldwoman with hi
at half-a-orown to let me have my turn at the
p rummage, if Peter Lyn who was sittlus in- h
ar- side the oeffice elmly piking his mnatreas let
of tere from a bep, ba not said something In at
Irish that strengthened her virtue to reelset as
ad temotation?. to
an You bad to go away empty-handed " wi
"Yes, and with a contiction amounting to ae
a- certainty tbhat a packet of letter., wbloh I n,
- pte au a usien, emaun beswueen a seausse jar to
and a beandle of eadlee, bad our names upon to
ne them. I could not collar Peter Lyeoh, jamp he
ir- over the counter and seise them, could It'
at "I don't mind waiting, if the letters are he
at there. I was beinning to fear the child might
ag be ill, or something wrong with her. John, I br
ad don't think I shall be easy now, till we have oa
her with us."
b- "If you were not Bride I shbold ask why the a 1
be company of a sister who is a great beirsees is
n- more desirablo than that of one who has noth- is
to log " gc
ar- "And if you were not John I should hate yen ao
,is for havrlong ech a deteetable thought. You
at ongbt to have admired my Ferfect reasoenable-. fao
de nee to bhaving kept down my longing for the
at child when I could not have heroompany. Let wa
ies as take another turn on the terrace while we Its
ed disoas plans for bringing her her. loan allow ga
se that this place is beautiful, now I see a fair
or proepect of getting away from it." o
in "I shall not go till I have brought affaire oo
a here into proper training, and can reelgn with yo
m credit to myself. Please to attahob some im- a
oe portanoe to my career; don't efface me all at Se
ra- once into Miss Lesbia Maynard's guardian." to
Ie "Truet me for standing up for your dignity ton
in and career when I once have you safe out of on
fi- the neet of enemies. I wish I could care my
er self of always feeling here as it every word we sty
ak said to easoh other was overheard and liable to to
no be twisted to your injory. I wonder where po
k- that red-cloaked old woman whose head I see o
at bobbing up behlg the wall sprang from I be
be did not se her when we turned last." be
d- "I saw her bobbling down the road half an as
i's hoor ago. I suspect she l one of your beggars wi
ry -whom, contrary to-all principle, yo weakly teff
id allow to haunt the house still" we
7 "As far as that one is concerned I can't help in
a; myself, for I can't get rid of her. I ee who it ber
as Is now-old Molly Malaoby, the plague of my ch
ar life. One day when I was gardening by this of
at gate, and she had just left the house with a jut
a basketful of broken meat, Mise O'Flaberty era
at passed, and I overheard a conversation be
to tween the two. Miss O'Flabherty reproached in
lh her with her meanoness io begging from us., and ms
of she excused herself on the plea of fleecing the evi
to Egyptians."
I think thbLt was rather good. GO and see thb
d what she wan,' atid send her ,Eff." on
d "Bend her a if i.anrnelV, If yno think it's so ez
is easy. I wonder ehat, is the least senm she wai' rt,
t- consent to take fr.m you before she stara from no
the gate." hbo
a- "Yo imagine that r shall be weak snougb r.
r, to give her anyring?" wt
s- John walked down to the garden ga'*., and he
If Bride birolled 'n towards Mrs. 1)ly's 1 wer p
ae borders, the only pert of she pleaseur- arunds wr
it still kept in tolerable order, and obi-fly by baher sr
at hbads. Tbhe ligns of the clear dfpietbser day tal
was dying in ste west. Thre sharp onetione. of in
'I the gray ssew Turk bille b.gan to melt into us
the purpling sky, the trees no she piaotation thi
iS behind the house to group thermsees Into wre
*- masese of shadow; the opal o lors of souset 0lo
or had faded from the lake, leaving as a pale sheet an
ar of ablmmering silver, wish fanteasia mite- of
wreaths t.rn'daig and gathering on i's ferther fai
a, shore. A 'ecat of tellnt loaves and wrong A
it emelling uso'e"n I ,wers ii led the sitll heavey a
air. Brade nouff a it p altho a cense of earies an
y, faction. Aiutuaual acene and evening boors ....,
had a spacial attrec-lon far her. She anever tri
at foound thema sad. as other people proutessed to on
or do; they snorothed and even exhilarated her ser
ill spirite, speakinog to her heart in tuaes she on- 1
ad derstood with moe aoneis of tratcde. dte bad rev
walked through snadows and frostrs too lung or
be not to be on heodabakaug tartus with then.; fr
to and it was esai'r l,r he to ti'1d pleanure i tro,
the promaise of the future, the hidden hope, the td
or little bhints of the heM day and the die ans 1
an summer that eveninog and oautumn whisper of del
ke than in the full beauty of sunshine and flower got
it that seemed to motck the pale tints in which or,
san her own life's history weas painted. Shepoaned bel
an to gather a handful of autumn violete, and to em
it. listen to the deep stillnese of the evening. the
ar- Now and then a strong tone of John's voice bol
at reached her, or a shrill whioning exclamation arc
from Molly Malscby. bShe looked back, and ect
In smiled to see that they were talking still, John ea
ly actually leaning over the gate in an attitude
ie of listening-and-yes-there was a withered, lit1
oe skinny, brown hand on his arm. Well Bridesa
is knew he was not the man to shake it of. in
e. What a triumph over him she would hbvel I (
ar Yet she wished the colloquy over, for she was lot
er loeing the opportunity of talking to him on 1
ad the subject next to her heart. She turned her me
ad Ifoe again towards the white road, that wind- Int
ad lug up and down the bill Into the far distance lit
*., looked so promlisog, m if 1it meet some day or we
of other bring something new even into her life, the
ad Moeohanioaly her eyes reeted on a black spot, to
ae appearing just on the verse of sight-Peter an<
ao Lynob, no doubt, in the three-wheeled ear, re- Bri
n- turning to Ballyowen for his mistrees' letters. im
*w She traced it into a distinot sbape, till a vague 1
ar feeling of iaterest and expeotation crept over Mt
ae her. A olick of the gate and John's footsteps fro
n- close behind roused her, and she turned quick- vel
e- "Come, now, confeem. How muoh ? fve shil- uS;
ag Ilouge Not les than half-aorown, 'm very Ell
of eartain." ve
ad "Not a half-penny." a
me "John, you're putting me of with some die- pre
ag graceful subterfuge. Why, I saw her hand on tea
U your arm, and she is turning even now for an
n-. other onrtesy and 'God save you I' Im afraid
id it's something serious. Have you promised I
ad her the reversion of my entire wardrobet or cal]
a is she to have one of the new slated oottages pal
ad on the Ballyowen road? What have you given ch,
away ?"
"Nothing, I protect again: or, to be very the
exant, about three hoors ef my own time. I
sboald not like it to get talked about; but I **
did not see my way to refuse.' In
"Explain, please.' peti
"It seems that a certain roufian, commonly hin
called ' Hall Dennis,' is that old crone's son."
"I know tbat well enough; yeo turned him I
a- toat of his holdiog." dra
a- "For very good reasons. He wac a thor- Ohb
m eels ll wl.. fellow, a b tehe or ofm e
at I t I bould never make any way till hbe we
le P!t rid of."
at "ed for an old womean's tears you have
er conessted to take him beok; now I ehould
'i have got rid of her with sixpence, ad you
to would ave sneered at me."
at "I tell you I have not conageted to anything
ba see the ma. He has come back to hibL
ad mother's eabst is an ae steate, half-starved
111 and very mieables, by her aeeeent; and he is
Is willing to gu me ac ome infoimatienr eet
ilg oeuege bo wee eosernsd in before he
to wet wey, that may be very importat and
mI "To tare ia e mer, a they ay hee. John,
I Weold not have m a do with hi." 1
d ' "I don't half Ilkb. fbt'iviu a I do in a
network of tplots, I manot agnal chance
Ie that ofeers of lsearlng t 4Iltlnguh friend
Is hom foe, and keowlg what to be at.
Sstrbggling in the dark with skelklag ea
I grows too diseooraging."
S. "And Is this Denots to come here 1"
a "What an innocent question! How much
ir do yo suepposethefellow'life would be worth
if it were known he wa in communloation
with me Ihave promlied to meet him in his
old cabin. on the edge oife bog below Lao y
it Core. The place Is qui deserted , and gone
* to ruin. The cabin hbad to be unroofed a year
e ago, and no one has ever-rventured to live in
or ist slue he wee turned out,"
a "I shall go with you."
It "Toproteot your brother against a skulknlog,
k half-starved va gabond; a ine opinion you
b haveef his pluk, madam."
e "How do you know that be may not bring
I half l-dosen others with him f"
I. "To tell you the truth, it will not be the
a Iret interview. I habve seen the fellow before,
it aed he hba committed himself too far already
to dare to put bhimself Into communleation
with any of his former comradse. If you had -
o eeen himwrhes he stopped me on the road one
I night last week, and sried to make me llsten
mso M, uabang as every breath of wind. ano
a terrified at bh own shadow, you would
p have-"
"Pitied the wretch from the bottom of my
* heart."
t "Ay, ad the oountry that produces the
I br ; seret conepirators of dark crimes who
e can't even be tre to each other."
The ring of acorn In the voie teaobhed Bride
s a little painfully; se drew a deep breath.
i "Thank God, we need not stay much longer 2
is I t. Idoubt whether it Is doing eithlber of us
good to be here. It hardenas one's heart to live -
a among people one does not like."
n They had walked to the end of the terrace
Sforthest from the road, and now turned again.
e The moving speak Bride had been watchnlog
t wars fll in eight by this time, and had resolved
a Itself into an outside oar, piled high with loug
" gage. end containing three persona.
r "Visitors to ies OFiaberty, no doubt,"
obseerved Bride; "two ladles and a gentlemaer;
e oountry people of her own, I bshould say, and
h young, to judge by the wild way in which they
are letting themselve be raced down the hill.
t Bee, they are actuoally standing up on the eset
to get a view of the bnese. They'll be over
I into the lake In a minnte. What an Irish turn
f out. to be esre."
The car was now passing the little irregular
s street of cabine that skirted the lake aide, clae
e to the Castle. A man leaning agalast hi door a
e post caught eight of its occupante, and throw- y
e log up his arms with a w ild cry. seized the k
I back of the carrIage and allowed himself to a
be dragged on with it, shooutolg-and screaming Is
r a he went. In an instant the village etreet
I was thronged, and the program of the car n
e ffcotualy arrested by a little crowd of men, a,
women and hobildren, who bthrew themselves d
I n the way. A dozen hands seized the horses'
I heads, while gaunt forms pressed ronod,
Sclutbching wildly at the wheeles and the body
I of the vehicle, end threusting excited faces -
SInto close proximity with those of the travel
Ser on the car.
The sound of voices raised bigh-whether
I in joy or sorrow it was impossible to say
I made a sudden break in the etiliness of the
I evening.
"I most inquire whet is going on down
aI there1" John exclaimed, when they had looked
on fo- a minute and saw no abatement in the
excirtement. Bride followed at a little dis
e.nce. thankful that the sound of tomolt bad
u not reanhed them after they had eofere" the
bh as wrahen e. wonld correoly have b en
order. d to art mull and wat toi enpensuae .t all
we" eor r
I helore ,be could learo anything. Then behe
perceived that the onenreof ttrarotion towards
wilch all the gemticolating hands were out
r stretaed, all the eager faces turned, was the
Stall, slim figore of a girl who was standing up
f in the eur, and holding down her heands, which
at least a d.zxn old nrooe haed s ezd to cover
Sthee with kresee Her beck wee surnod to
Iwards Brie, whbo could only feirly fee the
sloping shoulder" towering above the crowd, -
Andl a hnonej*l*, head eno-roled wisb meases
of yellow hair, whiob made It bshow as if a
r fit es. ightplayed mood tt.
A vague renllecattont re m in Bide'.i mind of
an ailrgorieei pio-or shbe bhad once seen, bwhere
oan a rosld figuie Ut P see, or P.oenty, or Lven
a -she could not remember wnioh-stood on a
r trinmohal car, aria showered down blnesir gs t,
un a world that hed blen perishiog la her an ,,,
r seroe 1el
Was it a hit of grammerie that bad onma I,
I over with those n ist-wreaths trone the Itn.? be
I or wha 'had bronabht enhob an old-world sotor
sern aQ Qen t z.heh'es progress into dIrrs. wt
tobtle uwoi D .'. corner, as the villege call
ed itself? al
There was a movement in the crowd, cvi- ,
deatly following some request made by the r'
goddes on the car; the people presed togeth
Ser, leaving a clear path for eome one who was
being carefully lifted down then a figoure
emerged from the throng-a girlish figure--at
the eight of which Bride' beartgaveoneoo great l
bound. A second more and soft arms were bn
around her neck, and a voloe thatwas like ano n
I echo from a far cf time was murmuring in her
1 ear
"Bride, Bride i I am Leebiea. I am your own
Ulittle sieter Babette come home to you. Do -
I may you know me. I knew you and John the
inetant I saw yon coming from the hoee, and
I I could not wait to get at you an inetant r
Slonger."F
I The confoalon was over for Bride after that
? moment of intenee joy: it all resolved Itself
into Lesbia'e happy home-coming, and abe had N
I little attention to give to anything else that
r went on roond her. John made hle way up to
the car, and a few minute. later walked beck
. to the Castle, aooompaoied by a young lady
r and gentleman, who introduced themuseyes to so
Bride-for Leeble turned ehy after her frst
impulsive greeting-as Ellen and Connor Daly.
I A few words of explanation made all clear.
r Mr. and ire. Daly had hoped to fiand a carriage
f from the Castle waiting at Ballyowen to con- J
vey them home, but fiding that they were
not expected they had determined to stay the
night at the hotel in town, while Conner,
I Ellen, and Lesbie proceeded in the only con
veyance that could he prcocred to carry the
news of their return to the house, and order
preparations to be made for their arrival the
I next morning.
(To be continued.) 57
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