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Ihe Planter's Daughter
25 FATE'S REVENGE
By MRS. AUCQ P. CARRISTON
Author or "A Waif from the Sea," "Her Brightest Hope,"
"Wayward Wlnnefred," etc.
ns. J I
At her wise' end for a reassuring
reply, loor Clalro Huns her anni about
the ohl man's neck, and pillowed her
head upon his brwut, while he, made -un-rosponsive
by the horror which had taken
possession of him, ntood cold and rigid
aa a statue, offering her no aupport.
"You must know, dear father," she
began, "that I loved my husband, and
I told myself that he would never lore
me. The tnougni unsoaieu my reason
until I fancied that cruel fate wn pur
suing me. ever crying In my cars, 'you
hare asrerd to die, and yet you Mill llvel'
Goaded to desperation, 1 forgot you -and
mother, and I planned the fatal draught."
"Ami this man wa ao blind a to be
nnablc to nvid the direful secret In your
Mull" he cried tinappoased. "It waa M
indifference that haa driven you to do
spair! He has no heart! Had ho him
self poured out the poison, ho could not
aeem more culpable In my eyoat"
"Oh, father, father!-
She was trembling now with inch dire
apprehension tnat ho was forced to cling
to him for support. I lor agitation teem
ed to exasperate Thllip Ilurgcss the
"Heaven be praHcd." he ejaculated,
"that I am neither so old nor InQrm that
I cannot hold a weapon! I -will kill hhn,
kill the rogue or fool, whlcheYcr he may
be, who has so misused the angel whom
I Intrusted to his kecplngl"
"Father," she said, fixing her magnetic
eyes upon his face, "since I still lire,
since I hare agreed to lire, belloTe me,
it Is only because a fresh hope has found
lis way to my heart, a hope imparted
"Uy hrm!" muttered Thlllp nurgew.
Incredulously. "What haa lie done that
hould deserve pardon at our hands?"
"During the terrible crWs of yesterday
and list night he ncrer deserted my bed
aide, 'cren for a minute. He sent every
one away, and watched by me alone.
When I lapsed Into slumber, I felt my
hand moistened by his burning tears.
When I awoke ho was there by my aide,
and I asked myself whether this meant
remorse. In the early gray of tho morn
ing he left me, thinking that I slept, left
me with the Imprint of bit burning lips
upon my brow, and I asked rayrlf
whether this could be love?"
She bad spoken the truth, and her
plalntire words carried conviction with
them. The old man was touched, and the
ready tears welled from their fonts, and
plashed upon her bowed head.
"It may be so, my darling," he mur
mured; "heaven grant that It U so! Come,
let us go to him together and see."
As be cast his arm about ber waist,
and laid her bead gently upon his rjioul
der as they enteerd tho shadowy hall, out
In the garish sunlight, unseen hands
parted the hedge that fringed the lawn.
and the face of Nemesis glared tnrougn
HrM, haggard, vengefu.' the face of Syl
"Allret" she panted In dismayed sur
prise. "That creature tires! So all In
rain has heaven removed the first obsta
cle which separates, me from Lucian. I
am fret yet she lives!"
It would bare been an appalling study
to hare looked Into her soul than, as she
let the shubs snap back Into place, gath
ered Che rich draperies of her sable at
tire about her, and r-ith a rapid step took
tier way up to the villa.
As fate would have It, she crossed the
bettered nook where Camilla bad taken
refuge after hi alarm caused by the
Tlslon of Innocent Claire at tba uncur
tained window. At Sylpldde'e approach
Camllle sprang about, and faced her, a
though she, too, were another haunting
"Camllle!" she said, herself surprised.
"Hush! You must not know me, muct
never have seen me "
Her words were cut stcrt by the Joy
ous crlw of little Loon, who, in hot pur
tiult of n sportive tVrrier, came bounding
in among foe trees. Instantly Hylphlde's
eyes shot fire.
"Loave me w'th this child," she
breathed, Imperatively. "Go Into tho
avenue and wait for me. I hare much
of Importance to say to you. Go, go
Aa the man only too readily obeyed
the command, she knelt w!3i outstretched
arms, and acco:ited the boy, who had
abandoned bis pursuit, and drawn him
self up in military array before the veiled
"Leon my son!" she cried, beseech
ingly, her voice softening to a yearning
"No," he answered, proudly; "I 'am
Lot your son; I am mamma's son."
"JJut I am your mamma, my darling."
"Ob, no, you're not! My mamma Is
mamma Claire, my white mamma!"
"That woman again," groaned Syl
plilde. "They hare robbed me even of
my child. Dut I will repay them! He
shall go with me. We shall see, Lucian,
whotficr you will not follow me then!"
8 bo caught at the boy, who struggled
to free himself.
"Loon, come to me, come!" she plead
ed. "No, no!" he screamed, In terror. "Let
me go! Let me go! I do not know you!"
His frantic cries, mingled with ths
barking of the little dog, attracted Claire
' herself In haste to the spot. As she
suddenly appeared, Loon broke from Syl-
pbide's grasp, and flew to meet her, cling-
Of nrniy, navy ami other somlpublla
pets, much that la entertaining has
been written. Hospital pots aro not bo
well known, but It I easy to imaglno
tho pleasure they glvo to a ward full
of little patients, and no one could
doubt tho statement of u nurse, In tba
HoRpltuI, that they brighten ninny a
weary hour of convalescence and mi
erlally help toward a cure.
The tlrst pet of which the nurso tells,
la Jumbo, n wise old tortoise, which
lived, moved nnd had Ills happy being
In n children's ward In a New York
Ing In childish terror to her robe. hospital. His curious wanderings
"Loon!" exclaimed Claire, pausing In about tho ward, his clumsy gult, his
the shadow of tho trees, "what U tho nlr of nnthjulty nnd wisdom caused
matter?" while Sylphlde regained her many a child to forget nnln; and to
"Uat!" " ,mvo JllmlK on th0 bed wn" U, hlBl"
"Who are you. madam?" demanded t rcwnrl the atan: uurso wuhl prom-
Claire. "Where were you going -with my M ,0 ,Ut,c Pntlent for good behavior
son?" . ilurliitt the surgeon's visit.
"Your son!" hissed Sylphlde, throwing "Nurso Jndy"wtis n fox-terrier which
back her veil, whoso thick folds stlflod for fifteen years, was a close and lor-
hcf-, , . Ingly compassionate friend to every
She Mrs she Is my mamma." walled Ue Inmnto of n children's wanl In n
iTtSawr 0h . London IiomiUM. None know bettor
Claire wavered an Instant, stricken ',,han ,Nur" nA "t inlou that lives
with a sudden conviction. . In a hpltnl "t not bark, for thero
"His mother!" sUj fahcred. "I know wero UNI "Ick ones whoso sleep must
you now. Msdam, you are Sylphldo ho disturbed. Harking was tho only
Couramont." I canine privilege denied her. nnd alio
This falllnn of your hair!
Stop It, or you will soon bo
bald. Glvo your hnlr some
Aycr's Hair Vigor. The fall
ing will stop, tho hnlr will
crow, and tho scalp will bo
clean and healthy. Why bo
satisfied with poor hair when
you can make it rich?
"Mr Mir ntulr ll f sms nil. I ttun trU.)
Ay ft tuir VHor .Mil oulf onlllU.li''l
Hi Ulltnir Hw htlr f !" In ll Uitrs nn4
IhiI a lllll aurlf." Mas. U U, Smith,
Imi IImI Ouusti Mf iup. i'nU (Joo.1, U rl
yjil Iiiiiims. H"Mbyilfnisiu r
YOU OAK EARN
525.00 PER OAY
Oil r CmI llh
AUS1IN WIILL UUII.I.K
H.U In sit alisi sail
ljfl. Wrlit lur '!
nsuri SHU 1111 01 UHII III
Beall a Co.
Ill Com tint
DIQloult llnrsetisok l-Vnt.
Thero nro no better horsemen In tho
world than tho cavalry olllrcrs of tho
Italian nrmy, yet even amoiiK them
"Yes," came the defiant reply: "I am'wna nlwnvs Fbeerful umlnr thin unleiil thero are very few who could perform
Sylphlde Couramont, and his mother. Hut 0f Mcncf, and more than most of her ,uo teai recently achieved by ouo of
he repulses my caresses; ho does not oven
"I understand your grief, madam, and
I pity you."
"Indeed? I am worthy of pity, am I
not? I am wretched Indeed rlnoi heaven
and oarth havo conspired to betray me.
I have been robbed of my namo and for
tune, and of the man I loved. I have
been robbed even of the child for whose
sake I descended Into the valley of tho
shadow ot death."
"What brings1 you here, madam?" mur
mured Claire, terrified by her vehemence;
"why do you seek to enter my home?"
"Your homo!" sneered Bylphlder "aro
you going to summon your neoplo to ejec(
me? It is true thst I hare ventured to
Intrude upon your home, but what single
thing have you which does not come from
me? You lay dying upon a miserable
pallet In New York; three months only
you bad to live, your father snd mother
wero famishing; father, mother, husband,
child, and life Itself, I gave you all! And
you dare to tell trie to my face that I am
kind, alio learned to express her Joy
by wuKk'Ing her stumpy tall.
"Cypsy," another terrier, has taken
Nurso Judy's place, and Is already so
wlso n probationer Hint somo of tho
nurses say they "could nlmost trust
her to tako a tempernturol" (Jypsy
plays ball with tho convalescents, nnd
always has n Knntn Clans pocket of
her own nt Christmas. Tho only lib
erty sbo will not tolerate from tho
children Is the attempt to "comman
deer" any of her own special property
from tho top drawer, where It Ih kept.
A monkey named Clovannt was
onco a ward pet In a llttlo hospltnl In
To run an ordinary foot rnro Is easy
enough, but to run nt full sp'i-d for
several hundred yards holding In ona
hand n spoon on which rests an egg
and to reach the goal without dropping
tho egg Is a feat which must bo prac
ticed carefully a long tlmo beforo It
can bo performed successfully, and as
a result thero nro not many who can
bo sure of accomplishing It whenever
they try. (Irrat, therefore, was tho
surprise when an Italian officer mount
ed on horseback performed this iilltl
cult feat. Moreover, he selectid a
course In which thero wero two or
Hi.ma tili.1i tttttfn ntul Iln-IA tin rlnri,l
Inborn. Italy. Originally l,o had bo- fu w'lout ,,, , e.
longed to on Italian, whose dying wish
was that his monkey might stay with
htm to the last. The good Sisters who
acted ns nurses did not quite know
A Sure Prottctlon.
Barton, N. Dak,,; May D. Many cases
Trembling with alarm, poor Claire re
plied: "It b true that without your Interfer
ence I nliould now perhaps have been in
my grave; but if you have saved my Ufo,
coufnm that you did not Intend to; If you
have married me to Lucian Courtlandt.
you chose me, as you have Just admtaed,
txwause you considered mo condemned to
death. Now, what can I do to repay
you? I am prepared for anything but
"I demand nothing, wish nothing, ex
pect nothing from you."
"Then why are you here? Oh, I dread
to understand! You came expecting to
find me dead. Well, your hope has prov
ed delusive. You need remain no longer."
Those final words appeared to contain
die venom of a deadly serpent for Syl
phlde. "I ahull nnt tforwirt ttntll T Iiuva ati
' Ludan," she raid, firmly.
"Lucian!" gasped Claire In dUmay;
"you shall not see him; I do not choose
that he shall see you. I am still very
wesk, madam, but I think I can summon
the strength of a lioness to my aid In
defence of my happiness! Besides, you
know that he no longer lorej you."
"No longer loves me!" hissed the ene
my; "pray, how do you know that? How
can you Judge of the empire which I havo
exerted over him? Ah, I do not come
unarmed; I bring with me the memory of
three years of passionate love!"
"I tell you, you shall not see Lucian!
I am Jils wife before the law!"
what to do with tho awkward legacy ro being published of how diseases
bequeathed them by tho friendless havo It-en cured and lives saved by
In your home! erily. madam, you arej.lck mnn but (j0vnniil's big eyes said Itodd'a Kidney Pills, but thero Is
PROM YOUR DI2AL,nR
aa plainly as possible. "Don't send mo family In this place who mm this rcme
out to face a friendless world! Isn't
It cjiough for n monkey to lose his lov
ing master without losing the homo
he has found hero?"
His mute simian cloqucnco prevail
dy ns a protection against tho coming
on of diseases and with excellent re
sults. Mr. W. A. Moffet says: "Wo have
no very rerloua Illness or complaint for
cd. Giovanni was adopted, nnd be- ",wy "M I)o,I(' Kidney Pills the
camo known as tho "Count." Tho 81s- " "'t wo feel tho least ymplom
tera grow very fond of him. He o sickness and they swn put us r glit.
If wo havo a touch of lame back or
think tho kidneys aro not right,
im sneau tawcj
oiuD aomini j
Huk n thd r ytftcw fee fl 14
of wt . On uk mwwrt
look for tUJfirftntflAiM
l4 MM TOrTlK M IM KtUrs.
A I J
amused tho children, nnd at length be
came as much a fixture as one of tho
pillars of the hospital gate.
Two chameleons lived and died In a
children's ward In a Loudon hospital.
They did not live long, chameleons In
captivity never do, but they wero a
great source .or. interest ami wonucr , M,vcrH, j.rarH ,, ,,, ,,,, iroUK,,.
whllo they lived, and their changing ,u wlcril ,, ,,, .,,. ,,,,,
w- , sii i iiviinr. i;Hlrs K dnur rills are
No J loom.
Oldwrd Do you sud your wlfs qusr-rel?
Newwrd No, we llv In a flat and
color under the children's
was a constant mystery nnd delight
A wlso llttlo boy patient once Inform
ed tho ward that It was "only conjur
ing, like that chap did at our school
treat" Hut It waa never quite clear
to the others whether the conjuring
was done by the chameleons or was n
trick of tho nurso who owned them.
tako a few Dodd's Kidney Pills and the il,,r. Is no room for sreumtnL Maul
symptoms aro soon all gone. toln I'rte 1'rrta.
"My brother had dia'-ctes and the'
doctor told him ho could not live until Mottatrt will Boil Uri. Wlrxloift's foolatag
spring. I got somo Dodd's Kidney rivrupiriUitrtiii.ly lout fur UulrcMldisa
Pills for him ami although that was during thsunhlngfitoJ-.
Itljtht In Ills Line.
Mother I don't know what la ths
world to do with ray sou. Its Is a born
Neighbor Why not mak a Mslhodlst
mlnlsitr of him?
a wonderful medicine."
BUPER8TITIONB OF THE STAGE.
Opals Tempt Knle, but ISmeralds At
"Alwut the pet suierstltlons of Indi
viduals In tho profession thero Is al
most no end," says Clam Morris. "Ouo
At all events you shall give ma my man has a horror of barrels, especially
empty ones, and If ho sees a wagon
load of them In tho street he Is confi
dent of coming misfortune. Hut ho
"No, no! fitand back!"
"StnyJ What are you doing here?
Not Making n Good Ntart.
In tho New en In ml Medical Journal
appears this story: On walking to tho
tcnffold In solemn procession n criminal
onco called to tho governor of tho
prison: "Just oblige me, guv-nor, by
telling mo tlioMny o' tho week." "Mon
day," answered the surprised governor.
"Monday," exclaimed tho prisoner In
disgusted tones. "Well, this 'era's a
fine way of beginning n week, ain't
It?" And ho marched on with dissatis
faction Imprinted on ovcry lino of his
nirure HA pcrmahiktiycumbI
Tfio Csnr Tyrant
Mrs. LaLrslde Ths atrocities of Itos
sis ii tyrsmiy sre perfectly swfuL
Friend Whst have you learned?
Mr. Lakeside I saw In a papr this
morning that In Ituuls no one Is permit
ted to marry more than five tlmts.
Tho few but Imperative words cut ,.. i.i..i ... i,
andVe5 -'i? col.S PO-slon of a caul which ho always
Iym flew Into his fsthcr's arms. mrrlcs with him, believing that It ,
"Hmbrace your child, if you will," uhlelds him from violent death. Tho
Lucian Courtlandt raid to Bylpblde ,"but late John McCullough always went to ,
bear in mind tbat be is alo my son, and tho theater by tho samo road ho took '
he shall never leave me. Now, you need tho first time. If ho got as far n tho
deliy your departure no longer." door of tho theater nnd, suddenly ro-
8ho returned his stern look with lances InernbcrC(, Ulnt ho huil beu tempted
,,.,' t , . , .... out of tho ociicstomed way, ho would
LSSliSiSS? !M! ,,,Ter7 ",' -f and always follow the ac
"Hut I am not free," he answered customed route. I romember when
steadily; "yon remember our compact Snnih Hcrnhardt was hero for tho first
while Claire lives we ore to remain Kran- tlmo alio manifested a positive dread
sent. You have violated your oath, Tare- nnd horror of tho color yellow, and,
well forever!" Indeed, that Is shurcd, to somo extent ,
She faced Iter doom as the great oak ttt cnst, by a good many people. A I
breasts the -tormj she paused an Instant vcry I)ro,nnent nctrosi of our day haH '
irresolute, then lowered her veil mid turn- nn i,,ii,. fnltb Hint illsn.irr u nr
td away. Presently she stopped and nn, na""' " ' disaster Is cer-,
looked back to find Claire netllng in her tuln ,f over U, curtain. nvliitf started
husband's arms. on 1U nsccnt, Ih nllow'ed to return to
"Farewell," she breathed, "but not for- tho floor Instead of going tp, and will
over. We shall meet once again, Lucian Insist whether all Ih ready to rln; up .
uourtiamir. once again on tne day or or not tliat onco moved It olinll rise,
reckonlngl" , oven if tho cmnty Htaiso hns to wnlr.
llCmeralds aro regarded as vcry lucky
Jowols, but very few professionals will
1 tempt fato by wearing that moat beau
as sbo tlful and most unlucky of stones, tho !
we opal. I'm not nt nil aupcrstltlous my
self, yet I'd regard that man nil cno-l
my of tnlno who would offer to glvo mo
an opal." -Woman's Homo Companion. I
Wo llko all sorts of boya, but boys
aro abused so much that wo aro partic
ularly fond of good ones. If you know
txjot a good boy. lot us hear about him; we
would llko to praise blin.
To b rnntlnnM
Mrs. Noah waa ycry happy.
"Just think," sbo mused,
emptied tho suds out In tho sea,
havo two of everything, even flatlrons,
and no neighbors to borrow them."
'i'iio Kind You IIuvo AIwuvh JJnuirht Iiiih lioniu tho mIkiiii
titro of GIiiih. II. I'lotclior, anil Iiiih been iniulo umlor Ills
IMsrHonui HtiiicrviHion lor over ;u yonrn. Allow no ono
to ducolvo you lu till. Counterfeit, JiultntloiiH nnd
JiiHt-iiH-,'ool " nro biitKxporliuvntM, nnd cnilmiKor tlio
health of Clillilron Plxpurlunco nnliiMt KxiiorliuviiU
What is CASTORIA
CnHtorla Ih a liannli!H HiiliHtltuto for Cimtor Oil, Taro
Rorlc, J)niH and Nnotlilnir ByrupH. It Ih lMcaannt, It
contaliiH nolthur Ojiluni, Morphluo nor othr Narootlo
riuhsUinco. ItH nan Ih ItH rimrantoo. It dontroyH "WoriiiH
am! alliiyH PoverlHlmcKM. Jt ouri'H Dlarrlnuu mid AVInd
Colin. ItrellovcH Tcotlilntr Troubles, curH CoiiHtlpatlon
and Flatulency. It uHHliiiilntcH tho rood, rcfruliitoH tlio
SA"1".'1.1. ,.1"'1 .1wIm, Blvliw liralthy mid natural uloop.
'Tho Clilldrcn'H lanacca-Tlio SIothor'H Frlonil. ,
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Boars tho Slgnaturo of
Ilsrdlr I'alr Hxchsnarr,
"Yes, ho went up to Dora's to pre
sent his suit"
"Wihat did he got?"
"A mitten from Dora and
from ber father."
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