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VOL. 3, NO. 35.
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The Tivo jLovcs of Gilbert
A face soft, confiding and innocent
pas.Mary Pljmpton's before the calam
ity from which she suffered came to mar
its perfection. Alas, for her, that her
happiness should have depended upon
this face alone ; and sadder than all
that her love should have beeu iveu
to Gilbert Graves, and that she should
have relied for the duration of that
happing upon the continuuuee of his
At a tiuic when Mary was most
cheerful and most hopeful of the lutun:
a dreadful sickness came upon her.
When she had recovered her health ami
-was enabled to sit up and converse, she
felt that that had left her which, in
the begining had won Gilbert'.s heart.
The beauty of her face had departed,
and its fair white face pittid with the
traces of the disease Her first thought
as, for the first time 6ince her loss was
manifest, she look in the mirror at her
scarred countenance, was, "Will Gilbert
love me now?''
A prophetic burst of tears was the
answer to her thoughts. And as she
progressed to strength and full recovery
the questioo that she had a&ked herself
with tears for an answer, was ever
uppermost in her mind " Will Gilbert
love me now ?"
In hie course of time it was announ
ccd to her friends that she was quite
strong and well again. She had writ
ten to her lover, making him aware of
her calamity; but no answer had been
returned to her letter. Many days had
elapsed since her recovery, aad still
Gilbert Graves remained away from her.
There were those about her who sought
to pursade her that he had cea-eu to
love her, and that her duty was to for
get one who was so little worthy ; but
her heart pleaded for the absent tone,and
and as the day3 went by the longing to
eee him became stronger, and in her
unshaken faith in his honor, and in his
love for her, she found consolation in
framing to herself a hundred palliating
reasons for his absence.
One day, sitting in theparlor with
her longingflnd her loneliness upon her
she caught the wound of a familiar
foot-step upon the pide-walk, and, a
moment later, upon thesteps leading to
the front doer.
It was Gilbert at last. Uut to what pur
pose had he come? Poor Mary. This was
the question that she asked herself, as
she heard the door open and close, and
tieard its step in thehall' It was but a
moment given to thought, however ;
for, in the next instant, Gilbert Graves
fitnod before her looking at her intently
from the threshold of the door.
The parlor was darkened somewhat,
the curtains being drawn together; but
there wag light enough in the room to
make all things plain within.
As Gilbert stood gazing at her with
that intent look, she half crossed the
room toward him with her hand out
stretched to greet him.
'Oh, Gilbert.have you come at last!"
heaid. "I knew you would come,
Gilbert, although everybody told me'
that you had forgotten me !"
A ebo finished speaking, 8hc wcnt
up to him aud lo -kcd iuto his face witli
the old expression that was familiar, too,
to Gilbert Graves; but a troubled look
came upon him as he answered her :
"I thought it my duty to call upon
you Mary," lie said, irresolutely. " I
dare say my viitis as painful to you as
it h to me. Heavens ! how you have
Then he looked away from her, and
sat himself down, with the irresolute
expression making itself more apparent
in his face.
For a little while after he moved
away from her, Mary stood with hands
elasred over her bosom, gazing at the
" It was only duty, then, that
brought you to see me !" she murmur
ed. "Oh, Gilbert, Gilbert! if you
could ou!y have known how patiently
aud hopefully I have been awaiting
you! I have never felt until th is
moment how great has been my mis
I had thought," he replied, that
you would have understood both my
silence and my absence from the house.
When 1 heard of your your misfor
tune, Mary, it occurred to me that per
haps you would think as I doytltat it
is better that we should cease to feel that
interest in each other which we formerly
felt. It was for that reason, aud with
the hope that you would forget me, that
remained away from you. I don't
wish to appear cruel ; but it seems to
me that I ought to be honest."
u Then jou have ceased to love me,
She seated herself, but not as in the
old time, by his side, and covered her
poor, disfigured face with her bauds
Id that inttrval she wept sileutly. Fi
nally she spoke to him :
"It was all true all that they said.
Gilbert, would you have cared much if
h.-.d diad V
He made no auswer, and she went
4 I wish to tell you, Gilbert, even in
rartitig from you, how dearly I love
you, and how much, during my sick
ness, 1 thought of you, aud how cheerful
it made to, think that you, above all
others, were anxious about me, and
hoping tor my recovery. I knew that
all my beauty it was you who first
made ux ttiii.k tt:it perhaps I did
posses fa beauty had gone for ever ; but
even when I had this conviction, while
recovering I felt a hope that your love
would withstand tvoti this test. lut
I forgive you Gilbert! I forgive
" I should wish to hear you say, also,
that you won't suffer from my change
of feeling. Hut I have something else
to tell you, Mary something that is
very important, and which if I do not
tell of it now, you will know sooo
" Go on, Gilbert. Hut you need not
speak it. You are going to be mar
"Do you love the worain whom you j
are going to marry ? can you love her, i
"Of course I lovo her; that is, Ij
suppose so. Forgive me, Mary, if
what I say should be painful l'or you to
" And docs she love you ? arc you
"To all appearances she does. You
know her Helen Varney."
When he spoke the name of his fu
ture wife, she walked to him and
placed her hand upon his shoulder.
" When I shall have spoken what I
have to say to you now. Gilbert," she
said, " you and I will enter upon our
parting. I warn you against this mar.
riage. I know Helen Varney better
than you can ever know her. If I had
any revenge to satisfy, that revenge
would be sufficiently ensured on that
day that you should make Helen Var
ney your wife."
He looked up at her wondcringly.
Her face from which, truly, the
hoantj hud vanished was white with
agony that was beginning to overcome
her. Before ho could speak to her,
before he could ask an explanation of
her strange words, she had thrown
herself upon the sofa, and was weep
ing, with her face hidden from him.
These words, broken by the tearful
sobs of Mary Flymp'on, were tho last
that were to conic from her lips, aud
to which Gilbert Graves was to listen.
He went forth from her presence
with a feeling of guilt which was ncv-
cr thenceforward to depart from him, j
to seek the new love, while the faith- j
ful heart that had so longed for him j
was crushed and bleeding with its j
heavy burden of life long grief and .
From tho home ol tho injured iUary,
Gilbert bent his steps toward the prcs '
enco of Helen Varney. j
She was po.-clbly awaiting htm, fa
she sat at the parlor window, restlessly
looking out into tho street. A hand,
some women, bold in look, and of a
sclfopoisc which expressed itself in her
bearing, she received her lover as a
sovereigu would his vassal.
He stooped and kissed her. She
accepted the kiss with a stoic indifler
fifwo so much so. indeed, that it
might almost have seemed that Gilbert
wis mistaken in supposing that she
"Well?" she said, firmly, when he
had seated himselt by her side
" I have seen Mary, aud told her
all," he replied. "It was cruel; but
I had ceased to love her. I feel now,
more strongly than ever, how much I
love you, lle'en."
u L am glad it is over. What did
she say ?"
' 1 left her in tears. She declares
that she never will forget me."
" Pshaw !" exclaimed Helen. "Was
she weak enough to cry before you ?
I 'should like to ee the man for whose
love I would shed a single tear !"
Gilbert felt a chill as Helen spoke
these words with a contumelious lip ;
but her nature had so conquered his
that he did not dare to protest.
" Now that this last obstacle is
removed, Helen," he said1 when
shall we be married?
As soon as you like, Gilbert."
Uefore he rose to leave the day of
their marriage was named ; and when,
in due course of time, that day came
round, they were married, with a hun
dred interested witnesses looking on.
Some shrewd observers, indeed, were
careful to note that the most uninter
ested peifon present seemed to be Mrs.
Gilbert Graves, late Miss Varney.
As the months passed on, and as
Gilbert Graves began to understand
Helen's true nature, he reverted to his
last conversation with Mary, aud he
often dwelt with hitternes upon lh
thought that he had rejected her
1. votion to ally himself to a woman
whn.e actions convinced h'r.u tht she
did not love h'm. How noble, by
contrast, did tho character ot Mary
then appear !
Whatever might have been Helen's
failures in the domestic circle, in socie
ty she was quite acceptable. The
eharin which ?he denied at home was
lavishly bestowed when abroad. There
her hand-ome face was lighted up
with a bewitching smile, her laugh
was the must attractive, and her
mtnmrs the most winning. Indeed,
j it seemed a purpose with her to tasei
nateall with whom she should come in
contact , and so
reckless' after awhile.
did she become in this pursuit, that
even her dear friends in society began
to question her motives. The mur
mur thus raised by the world did not,
however, reach the ears of her bus
band. He had not then learned to
doubt her sense of propriety, although
he had long ago become assured ot her
indifference ; but that winch, in pity,
was kept concealed from him. he was
destined to knew from her-" if.
One 1 1 v it was the first anniversa
ry of" the r marriage ho went home
from -the- haunts whereto his daily
duties called him. Probably never,
as on this day, since the time when his
love for Helen wa strongest, had he
so low d her, so cherished her image, so
yearned to be near her and to feel,
if only for a little while, that a spark
of her old interest in him remained.
He had planned for her surprise. He
had carefully selected for her a number
of gifts, not of arty great value, but
which he thought would please her,
and would, perhaps, revive some happy
recollections in her mind.
This day. too, he had set apart as a day
sacred in the history of their lives
on which to speak to her more serious
ly than he had ev r spoken before
Some lingering remnant ot the feeling
which, in his belief; had once actuated
her toward him, would induce her to
listen to him quietly, he thought. And
from thti conversation which ho had
proposed to himself, he hoped that his
wayward wife would rise with a better
understanding of her duty to herself
and to him.
The dusk was falling when he finally
reached his home. So intent vn he
with his thoughts of Heleft, that he had
almost expected to see her waiting for
him at tho door. Trivial as it seemed the
fact that she was not there obtruded
itself, even at tho threshold like an
obstacle to his happy train of thought,
Hut it was only when he had entered
the house that, for the first time since
that morning, ho began to experience
sornethingof the old pain which attached
to his married life.
About the house was a silence which
ho hud never noticed before. Connect
ed with this silcuco was a gloom that
iv.ts not usual. He cuteieil tiio parlor.
She was not there. The gas was
turned down, and the apartment seemed
given over to solitude.
Thence he went up the stairway to his
own room his room and hers. Hut
here was darkness, unrelieved by any
light at all. He thought that, perhaps
before the uight had come on, she had
laid down to sleep, and had not yet
awakeued. In this belief he called her
uame once or tv. ice :
No answer. Then for the first time
a vague feeling of unrest posses
him. . The familiar form was nowhere
to be st en. Hut ha saw with dreadful
amazement, that the doors (f the ward
robe wherein his wife's dresses were
kept were open, and that the wardrobe
ite f was empty. From this testimony
to a tcrrrible conclu-ion, his gaze wan
about the room He did not dare to
let his iiuu rest upon the conclusion
that was forcing itself upon bis attention
but everything that met his eye made
this conclusion more peremptory and
manifest. Helen had cone on this,
her u arriago day, and fled f rom his roof
and from his protection.
From his dishonored chamber the
unhappy Gilbert Graves went dowu
iuto the parlor. He sat there for a lit
tle while poudering. Around him were
those memorials of her former presence
her portrait, the piano; her favorite
chair which nearly wrought madness
to his brain. From that reverie he
aroused himself to ring the bell for the
attendance of the servaut.
"Hauuah'he said, when the latter made
appearance, " did Mrs. Graves, before
her departure to day, say whether she
desired that vou and the other servants
should remaiu in her service until her
He spoke with a wonderful calmness
so much so as to disconcert Hannah,
who hd had her suspicions aroused by
Airs. Graves's singular depirture.
"She said nothing at all, sir. She
seemed to be iu a hurry to get
"Did did her cousin call for her,
Hannah, or did, she go alur.e V
"Was it her cousin sir? A gn'le
man came for h r, and, when she had
got her truuk ready, they went away
"Very well, Hannah. As Mrs
Graves will probably bs away all the
s numer, I think 1 will break up house
keeping. Come down to my office to
morrow, and tell the others to come
down, and you will all be settled with.
Don't forget that, Hannah, I am very
sorry that your mistress should have
forgotten to give you her directions
upon the subject. You may gow now."
Left to solitude, he again gave him
self up; to thought,. He had done
what he deemed most advisable to
remove suspicion from the minds of the
household. Then he set to work to
find any message that she might have
left for! him. He looked everywhere,
but to no purpose. Leaving the par
lor, hexmce mora sought his own room,
ihf loneliness of which seemed more
appalling than ever in the face of the
certain; knowledge that his wife had
provcii faithbss. There, at last, his
hand fell upon it a letter addressed
to him, in Helen's handwriting," but
hurriedly and nervously written. This
was her parting message:
" IVrh'aps I am adding another
wrong to the great wrong that I am
about to commit, when 1 leave these
words I t you to reed Did you think
oh, Mid you ever think win n you
married me, that I could ever desert
you a I am about to do? Kvcr since
our marriage I have been haunted by
the thought of poor Mary 1'lymptou.
It has driven me to this. It was for
the love of me that you broke her
heart, Gilbert. Seek her again, and,
if such happjness can ho reserved for
you, marry her for the hate of the
wretched woman lor whom you sacri
ficed a pure and loving woman's devo
tion. I am going away, never to sec
you again. Oh! if 1 could only have
loved you as Mary did I Hut upon
this anniversary of our marriage, com
mence to forget me. Wo have both
sinned and suffered. Heaven forgive
us both, Gilbert! Hklen."
In these lines, more fatal than the.
thrust of the mutderer's steel, did Gil.
bcrt (J raves read the story of retribution.
And, as he read it, the vision of the
face of the desolate woman whom he
had once loved, and who could never
be his, rose before I im to his discomfit
uro Truly he had been the architect of
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