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I By EFFIE A. ROWLANDS I
The news of Mrs. Fraser's sudden in
creast of weakness and ill health reached
Mrs: Thorngate the following afternoon,
as the vicar's wife was returning from
some of her parochial ministerings.
"What is wrong with her?" she asked
Dr. Sentance, anxiously, as she met him
"I confess she puzzles me," he answer
ed. "I sounded the heart this morning,
and, except for extremely veak action, I
can trace no definite signs of a malady."
"I think I will' go on to Dinglewood
and see her," Mrs. Thorngate said to
herself, as she was alone again. Con
stance Fraser and she were warm friends.
''I want to see how that child is getting
She was just passing her own gate as
she thought of this, and wag- suddenly
astonished by being confronted by a
youn; man, who proceeded to fold his
aims about her and kiss her cheek most
"Well, Aunt Agatha, here I am cfciee
again, you see," said a soft, singularly
"Beverley, my dear boy ! How you
slartled me ! Oh, dear !" ind poor Mrs.
Thorngate fairly gasped for buath.
"Poor Aunt Agatha ! What a shame !
1 am awfully sorry, dear. I thought you
saw me. Come in and sit down, you
dear' old thing. Where's Uncle Gus?"
Mrs. Thorngate allowed herself to be
led up to the rectory by the strong arm.
Her surprise was vanishing and only
pleasure remained. Beverley come home
once again ! She could sca-cely believe
it. Beverley, that dear, handsome, scape
grace son of her dead and gone, yet still
beloved sister, Margaret ! Mrs. Thorn
gate's child-bereft heart d.ing to this
young man with the tenacry of an ivy
plant. He was, after her husband, her
clearest and most treasured possession on
earth. Once inside the cozy dining room
she embraced him warmly.
"Let me look at you, darling," she
said, holding him off at arm's length and
feasting her eyes on his extremely hand
some face, with its dark orbs, olive skin,
clear-cut features and short-cropped
beaid. "Oh, my dear! I am glad to
see you once more. You bad creature,
never to have written me a line all these
months ! And now you want something
to eat, and there is nothing decrnt ia the
"You will sit down and take your ease.
I have already ransacked the larder, and
with very good results. Yoir cold beef
was beyond reproach, my tear aunt."
Mrs. Thorngate laughed.
"How good it is to see you in your
old chair," she said, tenderly. "How I
wish Gus was at home."
"He will be back in a few days, I sup
pose?" Beverley Rochfort observed cas
ually, after having learned the reason
of his uncle being away. To an onlooker
it might easily have been perceived that
the young man had no very great regret
in the rector's absence ; but Mrs. Thorn
gate did not observe It.
"And now you will make up your mind
to stay with us, will you uot, my dearest?
I can assure you we are nit very dull
dowu here, now ; we have the Duchess of
Harborough, with the Marqjis of Iverne,
and Lord John Glendurwood at Craig
lands. The Frasors are at Dinglewood;
the Everests settled in Ghs'.on for the
hunting; no end of smart people one
way and another."
Beverley smiled complacently . and
stroked his short, silky lieard. Since
necessity would force him 'o make the
rectory his headquarters for at least
some few mouths, he was not at all
averse to hearing his aunt's d:ws.
"I am not surprised they should come
here; it is a good country, I don't
know a better, and I have traveled
through a good many in my ''me. I sup
rose 1 can get a sort of mount in either
Giaston or Montberry?"
"No need to go so far," smiled Mrs.
Ihorugate. "Your uncle has two hunt
ers in the stables, and he Ui be infi
nitely obliged to any one who will give
them a little exercise, mon especially
as he cannot be here to use them himself.
Would you like to go and nave a look at
them, my dear boy? You will find rot
ter still in the stables; In fact, very
little Is changed in the year and a half
sou have been away.
"I don't mind if I do. But where are
you off to?"
Mrs. Thorngate explained her reasons
lor soing to Dinglewood.
"I think I will leave the horses, and
accompany you," he said; "it Is just as
well to resume acquaintanseihlp with the
And bo, chatting languidly in his soft,
musical voice, Beverley itoehfort, walked
through the muddy lanes to Dinglewood.
lie remembered he had made a distinct
Impiession on Sheila Fraser when he met
her before, and, although he had no defi
nite plans In his mind, he felt he should
be wise to renew the friendship with this
extremely wealthy young woman,
He let Mrs. Thorngate'g cheery tongue
run on, and was not very .'omnunlcatlve
"Just back from the Cape," he ob
served, when his aunt pinned him on
this point, "and an uncomfortable time
I have had of It. Gold mines, Indeed!
Moie like treadmills. Never worked so
hard In my life, and nothing for It!"
He laughed softly. "Aunt Agatha,
have come home with empty pockets!"
A slight shade passed over Mrs. Thorn-
sate s face.
"We must not let that hut, Beverley,"
she replied ; then a little more hurriedly.
you still have your small itcome, of
"I am sorry to say, dear aunt, that
my income is a thing of ;jo past. I
eabzed the capital when I was in Eng
land before. I had absolute need of the
money, and there was nothing else to do.
thought I told you of this."
Mrs. Thorngate uttered a quiet "No,
dear, you did not," and somehow the
lane grew misty before her. She recall
ed how hard her sister had sfuggled to
keep this small amount of money safe
for her boy. Beverley s indinerent tone
jantd on her a little, but sue was too
fond of him to let that last.
'You must have a chat with Gus when
he comes back, and until then, dear, look
upon me as your banker, 3he said, gent
"Dtar Aunt Agatha! Beverley mur
mured, pressing her hand. H's gratitude
was entirely assumed, since he had set
tled this arrangement in his mind before
he left Port Elizabeth; but Mrs. Thorn
ga' y never doubted it for a moment.
'You will be a rich man some day,
Beverley, you are so clever. Brains like
yours always succeed."
"They certainly have served me very
well so far," agreed Mr. Hoohfort. There
was a curious smile on his face as he
recalled how often his brains had carried
aim through disagreeable and awkward
crises. 1 must tell you til aDout my
plans to-morrow, Aunt Agatha. Are those
the l.ghts of Dinglewood? I had an idea
it was much further away. What a
fine property it is ! Miss Fraser is a
ucky young woman. Is she impropriated
'There Is no definite engagement ; but
I dori't think I am far wrong if I say
Sheila's fancy leans toward lord John
Glendurwood. I think "u met him
when you were here before."
A grim look settled on Beverley Roch-
lort's handsome face ; his lips compressed
theirtelves into a tight, ugly line.
'Yes, I know Glendurwood," was all
he ssid; but a keen listener might have
detected something hard aud strange in
his voice. "He Is a very decided prig,
Mrs. Thorngate made no reply to this,
lor, truth to tell, she had a weak spot
n her heart for Lord John, and was one
of his warmest admirers.
"I hate prigs ! I knew one out there"
with a comprehensive nod backward at
some unnamed bournes "to whom I took
fancy." Beverley laughed softly. "He
was the surliest chap I ever came across,
but what a plucky one ! We knocked
against each other pretty often. I felt
sorry for him, somehow; ha seemed al
ways so glum. He gave me a packet to
bring home to some lawyers here, and
made me swear I would hoanstly deliver
it. He called himself John Marsh, but
I am quite sure that was not his name.
He must have been a good-looking fellow
when he was younger, with eyes as blue
well, as your large sapphire ring, Aunt
Agatha, and coal-black hair. A strange
combination ! I never saw it before."
"Why, that's just what that child is
like!" cried the rector's wife.
"Miss Fraser's maid, and a protege of
Gus! Such a lovely iittle creature. I
wisn you could see her, Beverley."
' I never waste my admiration on ser
vants," he said as they reached the low,
wide porch-like entrance of Dinglewood
Miss Fraser was dispensing tea to her
grace the Duchess of Ha.lorough and
one oi two other people. She received
Mrs. Thorngate In the wrrm, pretty
fashion she always asumed before Jack's
"How good of you to ojme! Dear
mamma will be so pleased to see you !
Thanks, she is really better thU afternoon
at least I hope so. Oh ! sho frightened
me terribly when she fell down In that
fairting fit! I did not wajt her to go,
but she would do it. Mr. Rochfort,
will you come and sit nerc? Dear god-
main ma, may I introduce Air ueveriey
Rochfort to you? He has just come DacK
from foreign parts, and will entertain
you, I am sure !"
The duchess moved her fin-pie skirts
so that Beverley might sit down. Lord
John wag speaking very plainly and earn
estly "fheila," he said, as he drew the girl
apait from the rest for a moment, "how
comes that man here?"
"What man? Oh, Mr. Rochfort?
Whs he is dear Mrs. Thorngate's nephew.
Stupid Jack, as if you did not know
"1 did not know It, or I should not
have asked the question. I have never
seen him down here before, and I have
never heard Mrs. Thorngate speak of
"Oh. he Is her joy and her beloved.
call him handsome, don't you? But, of
course, no man ever aomlres another; I
"Whoever he may be, I know him as
one of the greatest blackguards It has
ever been my lot to meet."
"Good gracious, Jack, hov awful; and
Mr. Thorngate a clergyman, too!"
"Mr. Thorngate has nothing to do
with him. I doubt If he would ever let
him inside his house If he l'new as much
about him as I do."
Beverley wag in the best of spirits.
He had carefully noted dMt whispered
tonft.rence at the fire, just as he had
noted that Lord John Glendurwood did
not vouchsafe him any greeting. He was
much relieved as Sheila came ut to them
and treated hlra to a smile, He did not
quite understand her expression, but he
studied It well and determined to think
it oer. He was a most amusing man;
he could tell an anecdote with just enough
disregard for the truth as to yolnt It well
and make it more palataole. Ills voice
was so pleasant, his bear'ug so grace
ful, and his face so handome, that he
won everybody's honrt.
"You must come to Craiglands," cried
the cti'chess, with decision.
Meanwhile Jack Glendirwood was
striding through tho chill February af
ternoon; a slight frost and tall of snow
had prevented the meet that morning,
and he felt a trille bored.
By this time he was at 'ho stables,
and,' going in, he examined Sheila's mare
Diaie and gave a word of praise to the
head groom. As he was sauntering
across the court yard he ran against a
man hurrying in from a 'Me avenue,
which was the servant's entrance and
exit from Dinglewood and tin village.
"What, Downs, you nere! Is Lord
I vein, ill, or what is the matter?" he
excln.med In urpriso, as ho recognized
his own servant.
Downs stammered out some sort of
explication about having left something
belonging to him at the houi- the day
Jack looked at the man. lie had not
had him long, and did not particularly
care for him. ' He felt that Downs was
lyin$ at this moment. lie whistled to
the dogs scattered about, and turned
down the avenue from which his servant
had hurried. He had not gone many
steps before he came to a standstill.
Theie, just in front of him, her hands
precsed close to her breast, cb'hed In the
black cloak and veil in which he had first
seen her, stood Audrey.
She was perfectly erect, a -id held her
head proud and high. The light was
fast growing dim, but he coild see how
white her face was, and how her eyes
"What are you doing here alone?" he
exclaimed, almost peremptorily, coining
close up to her. ' As he did so he noticed
that her breath was coming in great
panlmg sobs, as from some one who had
been mortally frightened. "What is it?
What is the matter?" he askod, hurriedly.
Will you not speak to me, little friend?
"I have no friends," she said in a voice
that was hoarse with agitai'on and ex
citement; I I am all aljne in the world.
Eveu Jean cannot help me now.
Jack Glendurwood moved a step near
er, and U1S IOOI KiCtteu dguu:si uag
that was on the ground; but he did not
. . . t . i 1 J tt
notice it. "Sometnine nas cappeneu,
ho said, earnestly and Kindly. "Will you
tell me what it is.'
Audrey gazed before her h .1 set, fixed
dazed fashion for another moment or so ;
then she gave a little cry, and pressed
her two hands before her eyes.
Oh ! if I could have oniy killed him !
she said, fiercely, yet kindly. "How dare
he ! How dare be !"
Lord John started and nis pulses thrill-
ed. tie was aoour, to quest'un uer, auu
i . x . : 1 I
then, like a Bash of lightning, the truth
came to him Downs stammering awk-
waidness, the girl's shame fnd misery,
The man had evidently Insulted her
neiliaos'had kissed her! A rot tide of
color surged to Jack Ulcndu.'wooa s tace.
"It shall not occur again, he soothed
her, and still clasping her bards; 'you
muct not come out here in the dusk alone
if you can help it; you are too young,
too too pretty, my child, Now you are
going to be brave, you will not, cry any
But the tears were fast coursing one
another down her fair, white cheeks.
"I am going away," she said, as well
as she could speak. "Miss Fraser won't
keep me any longer. She i.aid I was to
go at once. I I know I am stupid, but
if she would only give me a chance
should do better but she won't, and
now I must go back to the home and
they will scold me, and "
"Sent you away like this-at this time
of night? Oh, there must be some mis
take !" Jack's voice was full of just
Audrey assured him '.t vas only too
true, and eased her sorrowful little heart
by pcurtag out her disappointment and
misery, until suddenly the remembered,
with a start, that she was presuming
dreadfully on his kindness, ana came to
a premature stop.
I shall never, never forget all ou
have done for me!" she said in low, hi ok
en uctes, and then she had lecsened her
hold and was out of sight.
He stood gazing after her, and then
aa tl ough urged by some wild, unconquer
able impulse, he lifted his mnd and kiss
ed the spot her lips had touched.
''I love her !" he said to aimself, vague
ly, yet with a rush of joy flll'ru! his heart,
'I love her ! My darling ! My darling.!1
(To be continued.)
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Papa Brownback (reprovingly) Yo'
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Don't say 'lasses ; say molasses.
Little Claud Brownback How's
gwlue to say mo'lasses, poppy, when
Isn't had none a-tall ylt? Puck.
Foote Lights I hear your brother Is
saving his money now.
Miss Sue Brette Yes, he Is.
"What's that for?"
"He's going on the road with a com
pany very soon and he's discovered that
a man Is fined for walking on some
railroads." Yonkers Statesman.
"Did you know that politicians hare
a particular kind of sweets to which
they are partial?"
"I didn't know it about politicians
especially. What is the kind?"
"Candled dates, of course." Balti
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Eva Yes, dear, on this old settee
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Jack Great Cupid! Did you say It
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"Mngg!, how many times a week does
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"Never less'than seven times, and gen
"Mercy ! I should think such persist
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"It doesn't bother me In the least."
"Then you must be as far gone as he
'"I don't care a snap of my finger for
"Then why don't you stop him?"
"Because he amuses me."
"Poor fellow ! Doesn't your mother ob
ject to his coming so often?"
"I don't tell her."
"That doesn't explain it, either. Where
do you receive him? In the kitchen?"
"I don't receive him at all."
"Look here, Mag. Do you suppose you
can make me believe "
"I'll tell you all about it. Regularly
every day he passes along her on the
other side of the street. He always looks
over, and I am always sitting in this
window and pretending not to see him."
"You heartless wretch !" Chicago
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