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Rupert Holmes w a hardworking
tirrihr. ami a looked upon as a rising
,,. tint i.-. althoiiali li wns only two-
,i,iv.. wm ir.-ikioz tin income of
nearly five liiinilreil a year. He Ii;nl ix
siile 01111 little foruii'.t ot hi own, ami
w.i therefore f:ir hi-tlt r olYtli.in tin great
m.-ijoiiry ofiiirn t lii own ne in tin- pro-fea-loti.
It w.i l lie fiil clay nl vacation; ami a
lie threw a-He hi- leal t"wk anl started
for hi i.'M.iv. he felt ti.r the lir-l Mm-
Ii w Ii.s i.ir.l wori. h:iil't!l ii.im liim, ;iim1
hnvf jl ill l.i' ':i Hi-it he W:i away
for i !' I I !- hi- vlo-e 'li.-tm! ier and
tlie iv i y v iK "t -" i'Wi-vr '";' ! li'ii-
G i.M-ill n " l i-if.h. I; ni l.ie i'.
faste I latt la.'v. ih u lie s.i- t
hurrv through hi i
i i ilk ur li-r to
was fOiii ii sx'iiii a i-iii:in; -aiiii in-
fi ieml Jaek W ilinol. I f ! f 1 1 iiiir l"''a
long railllliilliiiili lhet'o:iliK-i.t. !! hai!.
lnWV."-, ft-achell tile U'l'lllilll- Wltll tl Ve
minutes to spare: hail fount! an tin; ty
cat ag' Va I lippeil lit jnant to retain
It ' Ji.. it wa hc-fore the liappy
era ot smoking eari iag". and w.i look-
Ing to":ii! to ' ill' plac'd fiijoynient ot
h ft'-i-' reakl.f eig ir.
The ! ell ia:g. the (lain was upon the
Tery point of st rti: !, and lit t ig ir-eae
was in hi hand, win I there was a hu-tle
on t!ie platf and a porter hunied up
to the carriage with two lathes, looked in.
and unloosed the door.
'Xow, ladies, look sharp. kvte ; the
train's starting. '
The ladie- entered, the door wa slaiuus-
ad tlie train iuocd out jt the
The ladies were evidently mother and
daughtt r. I'lier-- v:i-a strung resemblance
lie t -: i tlie.-n. a tiiong'i th-- ex, re im
was ilitiVr.-nt. 1 h.-iiioilu r a- fair. ia ;.!.
and nuii-t-Iookii.g. rather I'm lied at pn -ent
by. the bu-tle cnnseipictit upon bei g late,
The daughter was a brunette, wi.li a i!e -
inure look, through which the fmi r:p;.!tl
OUL at every movement of the lip and
eves; a.id it was at once evident, by t be
little auxi u glance
Ibhiie a- he put hi
she shot at Rupert
cigar ca-e I .aek into
'ii p. -ket. tb
-.jr.i:-- as v .-ii :
tt -he llod. r-tood hi- feeling
t- it' he had -poken Id -iictu.
.-. !.,- r 1
i-g : e-o Vi i Up II ;
- :g ite. ilclci mined
e-'Kc. a: tl ei-jv
llilliseit .is 11. Hill a- lie collid till l.e if! ived
there He was t, high spirit, which even j
th! little contretemps whieh had jti-t j
bapeui:d could not damp for more than a j
i.-ii.uite or two; and he glaiby availed
biiiie:i'ol the opening, which the elder
lady reiiuesting him to lend her his Ilrm'-
shine made, to enter into conversation.
Thi was at lirt supported almo-t entirely j
by tl'e mother and himself : but little by j
little the il.-inghtei joined in. and before ;
the train haj left I.ond .11 Bridge a quarter j
c an hour. Rupe Iloiines hud changed ,
Iii seal for one opposMe the ladie
was that ting away its tamili.irly as if he
h ul know his fellow-pasxaigers for years, j
R11111 i t Holmes was far too huy a man
to go much into society. HU evening
relitxatioii con-isted in a visit
liter irv club to which he belonged, and a
t l'k v -e the ;.t-l m w h-.oU. the latest al t
: ; : Mi. -tt;.e j" nia! ijue-tion.
To him 1 ' n ioie t hi- coovei-aiion vtiihal
lively, e'ever. an iin-le i ibly prelly woman j
aa real plea'nre. A- the train slacken-
ed lor l.tg.ite he had i-o longer the j
siith'i-st i.t,-i of t!a gi;:g laiuage. As;
it .-toppe.1. iniw. v. r. the young ladv said,
with a suppressed hik otarch amusement,
H re you leave u. I believe
"I 110 Indeed !'" he said ha-lily ; I
am going out to ChUhe-ter. What made
ymi think so Y"
You certainly 1: tended to change 3-011
cannot bin own that."1
Rupert Holme colored.
I l not know, unless you are a con
jurer, how you could guess a hail-formed
I tlid not guess at all ; I wa sure of
it. When we got in. you were just going
to smoke, and you scowled in a most un
"0! ! indeed !' Rupert put in depreciating!-.
Yes. Indeed. lnot ungraciously ; and
you put your cigar-case in your pocket in
a pet ; and you look out your liratkh'ur.
and ran your finger down to the first
stopping-place, and then laid it a-ide with
a determined aii.a much us to say. 'Well,
I tnut put- np witli it for - three-quarters
ot an hour, at d thelioiit I go. The .ho e
thing wa as plain as if you had aid it
''It is ot no use my denying the imeHch
iwent," he said ; "I must really apologize
for having been to rode' as to let you see
you were unwelcome. Bti; you are really
to sever" njion me." Ru;ert laughed.
Ladies' -otiefy Ii of c"iir piefi-rthle to
a cigar ; but one doe not generally get
ladies cocietr iii a railway carriage. One
get the ladie. but fiot their society. It
U l:v..Mise laiiic don"; gite iinttieir society,
because ii i rare that -one tSm excluilige a
wont with them, still more rarely engage
in conversation. tlu,t we take to our cigars.
w"d far rather talk than smoke; but
ratner enjoy cj ,ar tml, ti.
silent eoutempUtion of I.iuie' attire."
'I think your defense U a fir one," the
elder lady aaicJ, vFor my own part I
c.'lniiot see wliv, i:i ;i I'lSt-eUi-s ctirrince,
one shiiu'i not enter into eon ve rail U.n
witli a jjent leinnn I mea!', ot course.
! w,Kf" a '' " reaelieil my ri,e of lile
! Nalnmlly imu I. cii piMuU u,,on the :.prnr-
antv and manner of tiie geiitlem.-m ; luit
supposing no ohjeetion to arise U on this
st-oi-e. I cannot see why we shotihl not
speak, t'l'.on boaril ship, for exaT.ple,
luriii; a loi.y; voyage, everyone Incomes
frii-nilly anil intimate without tin; neeesitv
! of intriMliH-tiou. When I was young; I
; maiie a voyage to Ii;0ia. ami some of I ho
tilemlsliip I t'oi'itii il on niv wav our and
home were among the mo-t valued and
: la-tiur I ever made. We shall !x t-oui-j
pHiiiiiu for the whole lenrt!i of-our jour
. nev. tor u'e too are ;oiii to ( "iiiehester."
ISnoi it Ilo'in.-a. Mper expies-inj; his
, s.iti-f u-iioi. at heating t'sey were to travel
i so far together tihmtei r.-d t .. Informa
ti:Vf1rit he wa tjoinor to t ay with hi
fri-nds the WiMiiof. A he tie ntioned
tiie iianie. he I i:.fic! that lie net.a't-d a
slight g'anee of satisfaction uj on tiio
ai t of the young lady, and found from
J her mother that the Wilmots were. ii:ti
! mate friend of lier own. Tin served .1
! n -orr of introduetioij ; mid the r. -t of the
jomaiev wa'eut in a livelv converalion
in whieh tl e ;)a :tter, exhihtious. hwoks.
society, and manner5, a 'I served a subject-"-for
nitieli skiriui!u:ig between Rupert
and Id young companion, tlie eMer ladv
taking but little part, and ocea-ionaHy
d-opping off info a short doze. Xever
fKd a journey seem so shot to Rupert
llo'nie ; and I e wa really sorry when
tlie train slackened it speed for the Chi
chester station. IJowtvor. he wa conol-
1 ed liy the l ope that be shonM soin
j hi p
fy feMow-ia-enger ; for
meet i ng
t. Ir sim
hail pi ken of sundry ernfj'ref
a comii g otV. :u d at these he
be -liou-d meet her. A the
' train' ri w up. he a-ked if he cou'd be of
! any service ; but the elder lady said that
j her -errant wonM be thereto mei t Tier.
j .lack H'ilinot wa upon the platform ; and
; after baki':g baud with Iiupetf. helped
j to nsi -t th" ladie out. sinkin g band
ith ihem. ami aiM;ei.:g them as lr.
j and Mi Turner, and adding, to Rupert.
j great jlean--e. a he .ii I
Th,- u V
live. Mr'. Turner
11 a frietaPv wav to Rui-ei-f. --'"c
S: .!! -r t-r t lil-:tl:'! I o . V'lO s,-c ; g'.(r l-.
i-r mad.- n v- rv deirure lirt'e
hend in an-w:-i to Kup.-rr ho .e ; aiid in
aoot'ier tnii:t:e I t- bi:-vi.-d o!f wbh
hi lit" gage to l ilnu.f" d- g e.uf. winch
wa. waiting out-i ;e "In- station.
At luiicll.'Ot: lack" in. iitioiiing that
Rii"rt had comedown with the Turner,
he found that A"iy wa the boom trii-i.d
of Miss W Jim nr. and that she was the
dearest girl in the w orld ; a conclusion
, with which linp.-rt was ratlii r inciiticd to
I agree. The Kims, i;nd Mr. Kohms wa
introduced in tine fm m to Mr. Turner
! anil her daughter. The former lady w as
j very cordial in her reception ; the latter.
I to Rupert" uitiazenn-nt. .;s exceediiiglv
demure and di-taot. anfl appeared iipos-
,i..r.. .1- . -1
inegcuicr hi ignore ineir nc.'iiiaiiiiance
; 01 ine prtccttifg nay. 1 iu-re was no
opportunity tor conversation at the
I moment. :is .u! tMimot came up and
bniried Mis Turr.er and Rupert oil' to a
I '"" " " wie poliiv
1 1,11 i:i-ii::iiiii ..u.-rc 1v.11 li-. i-rs w. re re
1 q died. Here they Were el.oseu ni oi: oppo--ite
-i.t. - ; prio.-ij.a i . l;u;i rt fT.oujht. by
j a litr'e min.envering upon ila- j ai t of the
j young lady The grime once fairly eotn-
inenced. he was enaoled to j cak to her.
si our pmrney of ye-ter.! iy Is to be
Ignore-!. Mis Turner?"'
-Ilo-v ig'e.red. Mr. Hobne ?'
don't know ; I'm di sirotis ot doing
what is right and proper. a:.d I a-n eu
deavorii g ro take my eiie from ytai."
Wliati.oiiei.se. Mt . Holmes What
did yon expect me to do r to rui for-w.-iidw
ith both bands extelid. d. at d ex
fires my delight at meeting you again ?"
"N'o. Mi fiu-tier. !r:rd!y that. But I
lii! not exfifct you to treat me as :iu utter
Xot :i a si ranger;
difference : you -ee
turn to play."'
Rupert asked as she
hnt still there i a
Tliere, it is your
came hack to his
"Dear me !' the girl said hair pettishly ;
"one. won!.; think that it wa an unwill
ing witness you were cm.-examiiiing.
Mr. IloluiP. A good deal of difference
ail the difference- in the world, llefore.
you were a stranger ; I might never see
yotitigaiu. Mamma was there to tlo pro-t-iieties;
anil of course I was able to
laugh and talk with von as I chose. Don't
you know it is a well-know fact H at peo
ple always do get much more intimate
well. yes. flirt more, if you like away
from home than they do in their own
neighhoi hood ? When people are never
going to meet again, of course they need
not be quite so stiff' and particular as at.
other time. I have lieen agry with
myself ever since for having talked so
much. Ye, ou 111113" sini'y; Mr. Holmes,
lint I really have." '
The girl was so evidently in earnest
that Rupert fniboii to point olll the weak
part of her ! Tense the fact that she had
found out At I lei gate that lie wa goi'ig to
stay Willi the Wilmots and only said
'I see what 3ou mean. Miss Turner.
Yes, 1 suppose their is some sort of differ
ence ; but- I do not see why : 3'ou should
be angry with yourself. We certainly
ill -AcO'&vJ F - mfci: ;. 1
111 ryMfg-h - I fc''4S:''--"-?;''-vSP I
kv 4y otIw 1
talked .1 good (h a! that i-. f talked .1
good deal : but our conver -a ! ion con!.',
not. even by the ino-t i'l-natili-eil. he calli d
a liirtatioi: : a:al your m.aibma was by
vour side. To me it wa tlie; most pleas-
ant journey 1 ever
Ye, it was a v
-he said frankly : -who
son v,ere : t
going to stay here.
rv p'eas.ii'.f jounicy.
a d we knew, you ee.
at i. that you we re
w hu h served ;;s a -on
Rupert could not rei-t a slight siui-e at
thi- bad attempt at seU-ju-tifieatioii. whh-Ii
ei:l iivly contradicted the former p'i 1 set
up ; and Mis Turner, at on e reading his
thought, colored -light !j". and said.
'"Here Mr. Holme-. l!"s your luni again ;
thev are looking 'i ii'e ero-s at us tor not
:ft ndi.-g. '" ' y must j-aj- alteu'.loi.
t--. the game."
That .-v.-iiii g Rnpeir came to :'ie fu-
elusion that A my Tinner wa the. niee-t
eirl lie laid ever met. and that tiiisitinie he
was really seriously in for ir. The i(ro 'u -f-party
was acktiowledged to he :i gretif
success; and as iii the country Ipeopie
generally contrive to compress their .year
amusements i;:fo she very sinal'est space,
a constant siicce?ion of croquet and athery
meeti'ig. and picnic f'diowed. am! Ru
pert met Amy Turner tiearly cveryj dav.
By the end of a fortniglit be was thorough
ly convinced of the ju-tice ot the eoncljushai
lie had formed, and was resolved tlelt he
would take the earliest posi!le opportuni
ty of bringing matters to a ciii.; lie
thought, he i'elt almost sure.
cared for hi.u ; she win more
shy now than .-he had been at
her color n'l'iit atid came when
roller. Yes, he felt -lire that
.At tin end ot the fo; tn'gh a
was to he given in
the uei-.;hb"ihood. and
he Imped that lie t' en shou i! fiml an
t' I'll shou d liml
opportiuiit v. The room was almos
Ihat evening bcf.re the Turner irrived
and Rupert h ad jut stood up lor a quid
ri I It, and wa uuab'e logo near Au.v for
some little time. He observed
plain, auiet looking man of throe i
and forty year old at once went
her. took her from Mr. Turner's arm. j
and ston! np with her in the quadrille j
While the dance went on thev tail ed
together earne-tlv and confidentially, and
when it wa over continued walking
round the room. As -non a "uoiit
could get free. he went up to lar. (1110
found that her card was already full j for
the next five or six nam e. He put down
Id name and retired afier a few wrjrds.
and Amv continued promenading With
her partner. Ruper took np his phcc at
a iloorway. round w hich several h" n
were standing talking. It seen ed Itliat
thev too weie tvatehing Amy and j her
partner, for Rupert bean! her name
'"Itis qmle tine. one sr.id ; "though
if is hard to believe. The idea of pretty
Mis Turner marrying flai-ford seem
too ahsurd : but there's no doubt ni it, !
heard Iii 111 mention it himself." j
RujHirt Holmes stood very quiet! and
still as lie heard this news. He could not
doubt it, and j et be could scared' Indieve
it. It was some lime, before he recovered,
and he felt that he was so pale l!::(t ir
could not lint lie noticed. A waltz
be trim now ; Amv was still tal'iug
her la-t partner. II
round and took up hi
them, and presently heard Mr. Gai-ford
call her by her Christian name. Then
Rupert Holmes turned and went out
through the French window behind into
the jjraden.. He knew now. if lie had ever
doubled belore. how pissionately he h ved
this woman who had fooled and betrayed
When the carriage came. Rupert took
bis place on the box under plea of the
headache ; and on reaching the house
went straight up to bed. He felt M't lie
could not stand the commiseration of big
friend ,who, he knew, had guessed pretty
accurately tlie tate ol his feelings. tTpi n
getting np to b;s room he packed Ids
things, and wrote a note to .lack.
Mv I'.kai; .Iack. I am sorry to saj- I
niu-t go up to town to-morrow oti paitic
n'ar bn-iiie. You r.ndetstand me, ot
course. Make uliiugs squite with our
mother and .-i;er "
And in the morning, before the family
were down, he w is in the train on bis
wry to New-haven, whence he crossed
that evening to Havre.
For three month Rupert Holme travel
ed upon the ,'outiiienf . The vacation was
over, and he ought to have been bact at
hi chambers, but lie had no heart for it.
in fact, he was very hard hit indeed, and
had resolved to throw over the liar for a
year at any rate, if not forever, and to go
Infiii1!:! for the winter. He wa hi Switzer
land now. -in 1 was travelli.g by train fiom
Zurich to Lucerne, whence he meant to
cross over to St. G: it hard, and go i'a
Tiit -'e to Alexandria.
lie v.a- .ilore iii a railway carriage,
" I. en at one of the stations the door open
ed, and two ladies and a gentleman enter
ed. It wa not m. til they were seated,
and tie tram was in motion again. Ihat he
'ooked up from his book ; and he could
'. scarcely restrain a .-harp exclamation w hen
he saw that his ct-t-ri'ii was Amy Turner
at least, Amv Turner no longer, tor
next to l.cr was seated Mr. Gaisford.
The recognition was mutual. A blight
flu-b lb w ovt r her cluck, and. fading
awav. h tr her very pale. Then she quid"
ly held out her h.-Mid. and -aid :
"Thi is indeed an unexpected meet
ing. Mr. Holmes; but we he.a;.l from the
Wilmots that von were .abroad. Mr. Gais
ford. Mr. Holmes. Carry, yon have beard
ma m ma -peak of Mr. Holmes. Mvsi-ter."
Rupert bowed : be had recovered hini--elf
now. and addre-sed himself to the
I was not lorlnnafe enough to meet
yon when I was down at Chichester ; ! lit
I so frequently heard your name mt litiota d
by Mrs. Turner, that I quite felt like an
old acquaintance. Mr. Gaisford I met at
tin' Kill at Mr. King-ford", but bad not
lb" pha-iiit of an introduction."
Ms Turner said a tew- words; and then
Mr. Gaisford. with the usual heartiness of
an Kng'i-hman meeting any one with
whom he lias the smallest aequaintai'ce
abroad, entered "info a ivst-tii couvet -ation
w'nh him. His wife took 110 part in ir.
! lit sat looking out of the window; and
Rupert fancied that she was thinner and
paler than when he saw her Iat. "No
wonder." h said to bim-elt. "tied to such
a commonplace brute as this ! I am glad
of it ; it sel ves her right."
! Cairy wa of an entirely different style
from tier sister ; prettier a goon deal, as
tar as prettiness we'tt ; indeed, she was
almost beautiful ; hut her face entirely
lacked the intellectual expression which
w ii characteristic, of Am Rupert won
dered at two sisters being so little alike
He remembered having heard Amy speak
of her si-ter. who was nwny on a visit;
but be had not heard much of her from the
Wilmots. and fancied that she was not a
favorite with them.
After a lime, Mr. Gaisford asked him
which bote! he was going to, and, on
hearing his answer, said :
"Very well ; we may as well go there
fro. We were thinking of the Euglierho ;
but it i all the same thing; and as you are
an old traveler, no doubt you know which
Rupert wns extremely vexed, but had
no excuse to give tor making any change.
Amy made a movement, as if to make an
objection ; but she did not do so. and re
mained looking out of the window. She
certainty, Rupert thought, had grown
harder and colder than before. When the
train stopped lie was the first to alight,
and helped the ladies with tlieir shawls ;
as he did so, he could not help saying :
We are to meet, it seems. iivrailway
carriages ; this lias been rather a different
ride from our last. Mis. Gaistord."
She laid grown paler ngattt as he spoke.
with a cold, haughty look upon htr face ;
but as lie finished she gave a little start,
and then the color came in a rush o., her
cheeks. In another moment her husband
joined her, and they parted, not to meet,
.gain till the tahlc-d'hote dinner at the
hotel. Rupert Holmes had thought at
first of leaving at once ; but then he told
himself that she would look upon it as an
other triumph, and be resolved to remain,
l.-t it cost what it would. lie purposely
delayed going into dinner until lie saw
that every one would be seated,- in hopes
that there would be no vacant seat near
tin; Gaifords. Iii this however, he was
disappoin;ed. as a waiter at once came up
to him as he entered, and told him that a
sent had been kept for biin next to the
gect leui-iu who arrived by the same train.
There was . help for biin. and be felt as
he s ir down that perhau. after all, it was
the bet place for Iii 11 ; tor Carry was
sitting next beyond Mr. Gai-ford. so that
br con! I neither see Amy's face nor was
he bonral to exchange any remark witli
her. He bad plenty of topics of conversa
tion with Mr. G.iisiord, who was starting
with his wire and siter-in-la w next day
'When do yon return ?' Mr. Gaisford
had asked ; and Rupert glancing down,
aw that Amy paused to listen to his an
swer. "I am going to spend the winter abroad,"
be said ; "I am thinking ol going to India ;
indee I I have a sort of half intention of
joining the Indian Bar. and settling tliere
tor good." He looked down again, and
saw upon Amy's face a shadowy smile,
gone almost before for.m d, and followed
by a thoughtful look. "Slio absolutely
exu'ts over it." Iii said to himself.
After dinner Mr. Gaifird proposed a
stroll by the lake, and altera short de!aj
while the ladie went up for their tilings,
the party went out together, looking across
the l ike, upon which the moon was shin
ing brightly, lighting up the dark round
ed form of the Rigbi and the snow-crowned
peaks beyond Altoi f. Then the' broke
into pairs. Amy lingered behind a little,
and, a at thi. time she was speaking to
Rupert, lie could not but stay with her.
He tlid not. know whether lie was glad or
sorry. He loved her stil! passionately,
though sue w as false and cruel, and had
spoilt his life ; lie loved her as much as
ever, and should do so, he felt, as long as
he lived. Mr Gaisford and Carry stopped
and leaned upon the railings on the low
wall. Without joining them, the younger
sister did tlie same. Rupert could see her
face now, for llie moon shone clear upon
it. She was very thoughtful, earnest and
troubled. "How her face belies her I"
he thought, w hat can she be going to
say ?" He would not speak first, and
there Va silence for a minute or two, till
"You tlo not look well, Mr. Holmes;
have you been il! ?'
"A doctor would say no, he said
bitterly ; 'and as lie only examines tlie
body, lie would be right. N't, I have had
no illness "
"And you really think of living in
"Yes." be said shortly.
Tliere was a pause again, and then she
began, tlits time in lower tones even than
"I am going to ak you a strange ques
tion, Mr. Holmes. Did. you first hear of
my my engagement to Mr. GaisfortT that
night at the ball f"
"Yes, Mrs. Gaisford, I did," ... Rupert
There was another long pause. '
'And if you had not heard if, j011
would not have gone away so suddenly
that i. it was the knowledge of it that
made you pait from me as yon did ?"
" Ye. Mr. Gaisford, it was so. 1 vent
to that ball witli the intention of asking
yon to be my wile. I heard the news, but
even though the evidence seemed unques
tionable, it was not until I heard him call
you Amy that I believed. ' T had a sharp
struggle witli myself", Mrs. Gaisford, and I
tried bard to client you out of the triumph
you hud so thoroughly gained. I hope
that yon might iliink I was a3 heartless i
flirt as yourself. Did I succeed ?"
There wa a slight gesture of assent'.
"Then I acted well," he went on bitter
ly. ' Rut I give you the triumph now
it is a little delayed, but not the less com
lle:e. I loved you with all my heart ant
soul ; you have wrecked my happiness ant
spoilt mj life. You have crushed out al
motive for exert ion. Yon have destroveti
my faith in woman. I will not spare my
self, even in one .-yllab'e. Mrs. Gaislord
you shall have your due. I was go inadt
thst even when you had done all this ttf
me. when you iiad so wrecked my lile. .
could not hate you. f love you now
wildly and as passionately 11s ever ; I sbal
love you "so til! I die. re you sati-tiei
"Yes" slip said softJr.-and there wa
silence he t ween them for a minii'e. Rnperi
turned a if to lent! Use war to their
frlendo. Then she spoke, with hrr face
turned from him. in a low, hesitating voice
taat betokened the inward struggle between
the pride of slighted beauty, and an affec
tion too strong to be altogether repressed.
"One ntomrnf. Mr. Holmes, we may
never meet again yon have Drought a
charge against mo which I i?rs( repel ;
ihat I should lie accused by you of trifling
wiili " her indignation overpowered her.
her queenly head tose high, and, though
she never glanced at. him, her words came
forth without break or hesitation.
" May no one fall me Amy but the man
I am to marry ? Are there no such things
as brothers, or cousins, or intiarire friend;
in the world ? Would your sister's hus'
hand call von Mr. Holmes ? Your chances
of success a a lawj'er mut be poor indeed.
it this is a sKciuien of your meiliod of
A light flashed on Rupert Holme's mind,
revealing the depths of his own foolishness.
Impulsively lie sprang forward, as If to
clasp her in his arms. " Oh, Amy, Amy !
can you not forgive me ?"
".lj name is Miss Turner, sir " and
Amy made a step backward as it to escape.
' What !" she said, " do you think I
would have told 3011 if I hadn't meaUt it
should he the last word between us? Do
yon fancy T would condescend to lure you
hack to rue ? But that yon are leaving in
the morning, and we shall never meet
again. I should not have spoken to you to
uiht. Henceforth, sir, we are strangers."
Her step was firm, her carriage erect, as
she rejoined her friends ; but as Rupert
ioliowed her. hi felt uncommonly like a
man wlio had been detected in a meanness.
Of course lie saw il all nrj. and wondered
at nis folly. It was Cary Turner that Mr.
Gaisford had married, and Amy Turner
was Amy Turner still. What a fool, what
an ass be had been I
" What have you and Amy been quar
reling about?" asked Mrs. Gaisford tlie
real Mrs. Gaisford as he rejoined the
party by the wall. " She issed us here
without a word, and I know she must
have quarreled with you. I can always
fill bv Amy's look when she has been
" Oh. Mrs. Gaistord," said Rupert d:s
eonsolatcly, "it you would only let me tell
" all about it ? By all means, and in
tlie strictest confidence. Robert, go smoke
a cigar somewhere ; Mr. Holmes and 1
want a cofidential chat." And as her hus
band walked away, she turned to the
young man, and said, " now tell me all
Then Rupert told tlie story of his mis
take, with many sell-aceusings, and much
protesting that never had been such a tool
as he. Mrs. Gaisford listened in silence ;
for. truth to tell, she thought he had been
very foolish. S'e saw the reason, now,
of Amy's languor and depression ; and she
couldn't help thinking that if this hand
some young fellow had displayed a little
common sense in the midst of his love, her
sister would have been spared these miser
able weeks. But still, if Amy really loved
bun, be must not let go thus ; Ins worst
crime bad been an error in judgment,
an I in every other respect he was an elig
ible suitor for the hind of any girl ot Amy's
rank. All this passed through the laity's
mind as Rupert outpoured his tale ; and
when he had finished she answered guard
"Your mistake -was a ridiculous one,
Mr. Holmes, and your misery has been
chiefly the result of your own tolly. Nay
stop a moment." she went on, as Rupert
turned away with a groan ; "there Is more
to be considered in this matter than Its
results to you. I must know my sister's
mind upon tlie subject."
'Mrs. Gaisford," said Rupert suddenly,
"will ou say these words to your sister?
That I know now how toad I have been;
that I do not plead for forgiveness, for I
know that I do not deserve it, I know I
have forfeited all hope of it. Still, if in
pity for the life that will be wretched with
out her, she can yet find it In her heart lo
forgive me, will she come out into the
balcony ot the hotel ; It, Is empty now. and
the light in the drawing-room are turned
low. If she does not come, I shall know
lbat, though she will pity, she cannot for.
give that the offense has been too great.
In that case, please give her my farewell,
and say that I shall never in thought blame
her that sins cannot forgive me, and that I
shall always pray for her happiness. Tell
her that my life will not be so hard to bear
as I had thought ; that I shall be . happier
knowing that I have lost her through my
owa fault than through any fault of hers-
Will you gay all that to her, please ?"
Mr?, Gaisford said Yes" rather grnffly,
and crossed toward the lhi
Slowly. Rupert fallowed her, went
stairs, through the lwlf-iighted drawl 11
room, aud" out into Uye balcony. Tbejav
stood looking out ngiilhi on tfiiftTlakr, an
thinking over what l,iehad.sat as he hat
last looked . tit U. iMiuute nrOPr mhmtfc
passed ; and hope diiif within hi.Vi. Then
he uttered a Found tfVt wa aAbaifsobv
half-cry, for at "tlie wVlndow behiiiil htm V
stood a slight lien re, timid and yet Brvhig.
Her arnis were RtrctcheY out, and. wiKh a
little cry of -O Rupert Ylfhe fell Into t. i
arni rhat were to hold I .evermore.
There was one -passcn li-gs by lh
early boat lor Atthorp. 01 Imore by train,
for Paris, and the ludinit r lost a
.isiiig recruit. Ten days af irwnnit Rupert
Holmes appeared in court . , . usual, to the
surprise and disgust of niaijiy young fcar-
ri-iers, tio had iMutrd sbou -number ot
their body, who bad met bfiAi abroad, that
far wa going in, India,-, A g)hwiii of Ki"ne
came across them a month laker, when he
was again absent from his plaice ; but thi
was shortly mid forever disf- J"
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