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CHAt'Ti:R IL (Continued.)
"I fancy I 6hall never marry," said
Carrlston, looking at me with his soft,
dark eyes. "You see, a boy who has
waited for years expecting to die,
doesn't grow up with exactly the same
feelinga as other people. I don't think
1 shall ever meet a woman I can care
for enough to make my wife. No, I
expect my cousin will be Sir Ilalph
I tried to laugh him out of his mor
bid ideas. "Those who live will see,"
I eaid. "Only promise to ask me to
your wedding, and better still, If you
live in town, appoint me youT family
doctor. It may prove the nucleus of
that West end practice which it Is the
dream of every doctor to establish."
I have already alluded to the strange
beauty of Carriston's dark eyes. As
soon as companionship commenced be
tween us those eyes became to me,
from scientific reasona, objects of curi
osity, on account of the mysterious ex
pression which I at times detected In
them. Often and often they ,wore a
look the like to which, I imagine, is
found only in the eyes of a somnam
bulista look which one feels certain
is intently fixed upon something, yet
upon something beyond the range of
cr's own vision. During the first two
or three daya f our newborn intimacy
I found this eccentricity of Carriston's
positively startling. When now and
then I turned to him, and found him
staring with all his might at nothing,
my eyes were compelled to follow the
direction in which his own were bent.
It was at first impossible to divest
one'E-self of tho belief that something
Phould be there to Justify so fixed a
gaze. However, as the rapid growth
of our friendly intercourse soon showed
me that he was a boy of most ardent
poetic temperament perhaps even
more a poet than an artist I laid at
the door of the muse these absent looks
and recurring flights into vacancy.
We were at the Fairy Glen one morn
ing, sketching, to the best of our abil
ity, the swirling stream, the gray rocks,
and the overhanging trees, the last Just
growing brilliant with nutumnal tints.
So beautiful was everything around
that for a long time I worked, Idled, or
dreamed in contented silence. Carris
ton had set up his easel at some little
distance from mine. At last I turned
to see how his sketch was progressing.
He had evidently fallen Into one of his
brown studies, and, apparently, a hard
er one than usual. His brush had
fallen from his fingers, his features
were immovable, and his strange dark
eyes were absolutely riveted upon a
large rock In front of him, at which he
gazed as intently as if his hope of
heaven depended upon sesing through
He seemed for the while oblivious to
things mundane. A party of laughing,
chattering tourist girls scrambled down
the rugged steps, and one by one passed
in front of him. Neither their pres
ence nor the Inquisitive glances they
cast on his statuesque ace roused him
from his fit ' of abstraction. For a
moment I wondered If the boy took
opium or some other narcotic on the
sly. Full of the thought I rose, crossed
over to him, and laid my .hand upon
his shoulder. As he felt my touch ho
came to himself, and looked up at me
In a dazed, Inquiring way.
"Really, Carrlston," I said, laughing
ly, "you must reeerve your dreaming
"Hs until wo are in places where iour-
-.s do not congregate, or you will be
nought a madman, or a least a pot."
He made no reply. He turned away
from me impatiently, even rudely;
then, picking up his brush, went on
with his sketch. After a while, he
seemed to recover from his pettishness,
and we spent the remainder of tho day
as pleasantly as usual.
As we trudged home in the twilight,
te said to me in an apologetic, almost
"I hopo I was not rude to you Just
"When do you mean?" I asked, hav
ing almost forgotten the trivial inci
dent. "When you woke me from what you
called my dreaming?"
"Oh, dear no. You were not at all
-ude. If you had been. It was but the
penalty due to my presumption. The
flights of genius should be respected,
not checked by a material hand."
"That is nonsense; I am not a gen
ius, and you must forgive me for my
rudenees," said Carrlston simply.
After walking some distance In
silence, he spoke again. "I wish when
you are with me you would try and
stop me from getting into that s'ate.
It does me no good."
Seeing he was in earnest, I promised
to do my best, and vus curious eiough
to ask him whither his thoughts wan
dered during those abstracted mo
ments. "I can scarcely tell you," he said.
Presently he asked, speaking with
hesitation, "I suppose you never feel
that under certain circumstances cir
cumstances which you cannot explain
you mliMt be able to see things
which are Invisible to others?"
"To eee things. What things?"
"Things, as I said, which no one eta
can toe. You must know there are
people who possess this power."
"I know that certain people havo as
serted they possess what they call cec-ond-clght;
but the assertion Is too ab
surd to waste time In refuting."
"Yet," cald Carrlston dreamily, "I
Know that If I did not strive to avoid
It some such power would come to me."
"You are too ridiculous, Carrlston,"
X laid. "Some people see what other"
don't, because they have longer sight.
You may, of course. Imagine anything.
But your eyes handsome eyes they are,
too contain certain properties, known
aa humors and lenses, therefore In
order to see "
"Yes, yes," Interrupted Carrl3ton; "I
know exactly all you are going to say.
You, a man of science, ridicule every
thing which breaks what you lire
pleased to call the law of nature. Yet
take all the unaccountable talcs told.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine you ex
pose lo scorn or throw grave doubts
upon, yet the thousandth rests on evi
dence which can not bo upset or dis
puted. The possibility of that one
proves the possibility of all."
"Not at all; but enough for your
argument," I said, amused at the boy's
"You doctors," he continued with that
delicious air of superiority so often
assumed by laymen when they are in
good health, "put too much to the credit
of diseased Imagination."
"No doubt; It's a convenient shelf
en which to put a difficulty. Dut go
"The body Is your province, yet you
can't explain why a cataleptic patient
should hear a watch tick when it is
placed against his foot"
"Nor you; nor any one. But perhaps
it may aid you to get rid of your rub
bishing theories if I tell you that rata-
hpsy, as you understand it, is a disease
not known to us; in fact, It does not
He eeemed crestfallen at hearing this.
"But what do you want to prove?" I
asked. "What have you yourself
"Nothing, I tell you. And I pray I
may never see anything."
After this he seemed inclined to shirk
the subject, but I pinned him to it. I
was really anxious to get at the true
state of his mind. In answer to the lead
ing questions with which I plied him,
Carrlston revealed an amount of super
stition which seemed utterly childish
and out of place beside the Intellectual
faculties which he undoubtedly pos
sessed. Yet I was not altogether amused by
his talk. His wild arguments and
wilder beliefs made me fancy there
must be a weak spot somewhere in his
brain even made me fear lest his end
might be madness. The thought made
me sad; for, with the exception of the
eccentricities which I have mentioned,
I reckoned Carrlston the pleasante3t
friend I had ever made. Ills amiable
nature, hia good looks, and perfect
breeding had endeared the young man
to me; so much so that I resolved, dur
ing the remainder of the time we
should spend together, to do all I could
toward taking the nonsense out of him.
My efforts were unavailing. I kept
a sharp lookout upon him, and let him
fall into no more mysterious reveries;
but the curious idea that he possessed,
or could possess, some gift above
human nature, was too flrm'.y rooted
to be displaced. On all other subjects
he argued fairly and was open to rea
son. On this one point he was im
movable. When I could get him to
notice my attacks at all, his answer
"You doctors, clever as you are with
the body, know as little of psychology
as you did three thousand years ago."
When the time came to fold up my
easel and return to the drudgery of life,
I parted from Carrlston with much re
gret. One of those solemn, but often
broken, promises to Join together next
year in another sketching tour passed
between us. Then I went back to Lon
don, and during the subsequent
months, although I saw nothing of him,
I often thought of my friend of the
N THE spring of
1SC3 I went down
to Bournemouth to
Gee, for the last
time, an old friend
who was dying of
ing a great part of
the Journey down I
had for a traveling
companion a well
ly man of about forty years of age.
We vere aloue In the compartment,
and after interchanging some small
civilities, such as the barter of news
papers, glided into conversation. My
fellow traveler seemed to be an intel
lectual man, and well posted up in the
doings of the day. He talked fluently
and easily on various topics, and, Judg
ing from his talk, must have moved l:
good society. Although I fancied his
features bore traces of bard living,
and dissipation, he was not unprepos
sessing in appearance. The greatest
faulta in his face were the remarkable
thinness of the lips, and his eyes being
a shade closer together than one cares
to see. With a casual acquaintance
such peculiarities are of little moment,
but for my part I should not choose for
a friend c,ne who possessed them, with
out due trial and searching proof.
At this time the English public were
much interested In an Impo'nt will
case which wag then being tried. The
reversion to a vast sum of money de
pended upon the testator's sanity or
Insanity. Like most other people, we
duly discussed the matter. I suppose,
from eome of my remarks, my com
panion understood that I was a doctor.
He asked me a good many technical
questions, and I described several curl
cua cases of mania which had come
u(er my notice. He seemed greatly
Interested lu the subject.
"You must sometimes find It hard to
say where sanity enda, and insanity
begins," he said, thoughtfully.
"Yes. Tho boundary line is, in flume
instances, hard to define. To give. In
such a dubious case, an opinion which
would satisfy myself, I would want to
have known the patient at the time he
was considered quite sane."
"To mark the difference;"
"Exactly. And to know the bent of
the character. For instance, there is a
freind of mine. He was perfectly sane
when last I saw him, but, for all I
know, he may have made great prog
ress the other way In the interval."
Then, without mentioning names,
dates or places, I described Carriston's
peculiar disposition to my intelligent
listener. He heard me with rapt in
terest. "You predict he will go mad?" he
"Certainly not. Unleca something
unforeseen arises he will probably live
and die as sane as you or I."
"Why do you fear him, then?"
"For this reason. I think that any
sudden emotion violent grief, for in
stance any unexpected and crushing
blow might at once disturb the bal
ance of his mind. Let his life run on
in an even groove, and all will be well
My companion was silent for a few
"Did you mention your friend's
name?" he asked.
I laughed. "Doctors never give names
when they quote cases."
At the next station my companion
left the train. He bade me a polite
adieu, and thanked me for the pleasure
my conversation had given him. After
wondering what station in life he oc
cupied I dismissed him from my mind,
as one who had crossed my path for a
short time and would probably never
cross It again. -
6hort time and would probably never
Although I did not see Charles Car
rlston I received several letters from
him during the course of the year. He
had not forgotten our undertaking to
pass my next holiday together. Early
in the autumn, Just as I was beginning
t long with a passionate longing for
open air and blue skies, a letter came
from Carrlston. He was now, he said,
roughing it in the Western Highlands.
Ho reminded me of last year's promise.
Could I get away from work now?
Would I Join him? If I did not care to
visit Scotland, would I suggest some
other place where he could Join me?
Still, the scenery by which he was now
surrounded was superb, and the accom
modation he had secured, if not luxuri
ous, fairly comfortable. He thought we
could do no better. A postscript to his
letter asked me to address him as Cecil
Carr, not Charles Carrlston. He had a
reason for changing his name a fool
ish reason I should no doubt call it.
When we met he would let me know it.
Thi3 letter at once decided me to
accept his invitation. In a week's time
my arrangements for leave of absence
were complete, and I was speeding
northward in the highest spirits, and
well equipped with everything neces
sary for my favorite holiday pursuit.
I looked forward with the greatest
pleasure to again meeting Carrlston.
I found him at Callendar waiting for
me. The coach did not follow the route
we were obliged to take in order to
reach the somewhat unfrequented part
of the country in which our tent was
pitched, so my friend had secured the
services of a primitive vehicle and a
strong shaggy pony to bear us the re
mainder of the Journey.
;Tu MS COX ri.N'US J.I
A College Student as JUacksmlth.
At Cornell all the mechanical engi
neering students have to learn seven
trades. One of these trades, that of
blacksmith, is very distasteful to some
of the students, but it has to be learned
all the same. One young fellow, wha
was unusually averse to soiling his
h?.nds. bepged hard to be exempted
from wearing the leather apron, but
the profesor took special care that there
was nothing lacking in thoroughness of
his training at the forge. Last fall the
student went to the professor and
thanked him for being compelled to
learn black6mlthing. "You sec" he
said, "I am now superintendent of a
mine away back in Colorado. Last
summer our main shaft broke and
there was no one in the mine but my
elf who could weld It. I didn't liXe
the Job, but took off my ccat and weld
ed that shaft. It wasn't a pretty Job,
but she's running now. If I couldn't
have done it I'd have hr.d to pack that
shaft on mule back and sent It 300
miles over the mountains to be fixed,
and the mine would have had to shut
down till it got back. My ability to
mend that shaft raised me In the eyes
of every man in the mine and the boss
raised my ealary." Pittsburg Dispatch.
A It oral Hnmorlat.
"My friend," cald tie traveler, "have
you a knlf about you?"
"Nar; but you'll find a fork in the
"You're bright, ain't you?"
"Naw, I'm Brown." Atlanta Constitution.
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