|Chapter Number||XXIX - XXXI|
|Newspaper Title||The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933)|
|Trove Title||Life in the East|
LIFE IN THE EAST.
By Captain Abmstbonck
Ivan Gobtsabe felt it absolutely necessary that no time should be lost at Anapa-it »Z ticklish ground to loiter upon-for he was quit« aware he had a dangerous eye regarding hu movements j he, therefore, tho third day 0f their residence, made inquiries through th» town, and found a small party of Armemsni men and women, who had crossed from Caff» to Kouban, and were proceeding to KaBtertb T_a Armenians form the most numerous and ctr. tainly the most influential body of Christian m Turkey, from whence they spread all ove( Russia, Circassia, and Georgia, to the shores of
the Caspian Sea,
Their known wealth gives them importan« politically as well as civilly , their knowledge of both the Turkish and Russian languages, their great commercial dealings, and their Christian faith, are their passpo»ts even through the Roi sian province», whoso jealousy and vigilance are
relaxed in their favor.
Gortsare soon made arrangements with ti. chief Armenian, a merchant and banker, to travel in company, paymg his allotted portion o( expenses in the general fund, all the Armem«» required was, that he should furnish himself with a pass from the Commandant of Anapa, as far as Walcheok ¡ he would secure th > safe passage through the Circassian outports Go« sara was aware he could do that himself, but he did not think it necessary to say so.
Meeting Captain Kickemoff, he mentioned hu intention of departing the next day, and hu wish for a pass from Count Zouboski as far at their outposts of Walcheek.
"Certainly, certainly," said the Russian officer, " you need not trouble, I will get you the pass-let me seo, for yourself, two daughters, and a Greek girl."
" Yes," replied Ivan, scarcely relishing the extreme kindness of Captain Kickomoff, '"bat's the amount of our party."
"You shall have the pass this evening I will see Count Zouboski, and get it."
The captain proceeded towards the Cou mandant's residence, and Gortsaro walked to-
wards his hotel
He was passing along the back of the charco, Paul Pctrovith, when he felt his arm toucbsdtj some one whose footsteps he heard behind bun Turning round, he beheld a tall, powerful mu, in the common dress of the Russian peasant, with his dirty beard, and hairy cap over hu
" What do you want with me, man, »" asked Ivan Gortsare, eyeing him from head to foot, and meeting tho dark, brilliant eyes of the man fixed upon him.
"Ha'"said the stranger m rude Rustías, .peaking like the hard working serf, " my ai- guise is good when Ivan Gortsare asks me what
I want "
Ivan started back with a pale cheek, and looked hurriedly around him, they were alone, the church on the one side, and a long blank wall, the back of a powder magazine, on the
"St Ivan, Morowdilchi'" is it possible""he exclaimed, " this is madness "
" Not so," answered Lord Oourtland, for heit was, changing his voice and manner, " as von yoursolf havo proved, but we may be observed together, so meet me to night here when thai church clock strikes 6. Adieu, there are persoci coming "
And without another word he walked on, io
exactly imitating the slouching gait and slovenly manner of the Russian serf, that Gort«are rt mained rooted to the spot, in amazement and stupefaction
Recovering, he repeatedly crossed himself, for he was a dovout Catholic, and somewhat super- stitious, notwithstanding all his reading and lou
of the sciences.
" By all the saints, he's a dead man if dis- covered," he muttered to himself. " How did he get ashore ? how get through the gates ? and so marvellously disguised."
The agitation of his manner and voice » speaking was so great when he entered thorooa where the young girls were sitting, and loolmf out upon the stormy waters of the Euxme, ties breaking in angry menaces against the ho|* rooks supporting the outer fort, that tbey be- came alarmed , and Cathenno Warhendorff is mediately said
" What bas happened, Ivan ? you look pale, and your manner is agitated."
He at first thought of concealing his munni with Lord Courtland, but, on second thoughts, altered his mind, as he ]ustly consilered hu lordship having incurred so terrible a risk would sot be satisfied without an interview, which, u he refused to accede to, might compromis« al! their safety. He therefore replied to the yonij
"In «ootb, princess, I have had every rea*)» to be agitated and uneasy. Mr. Fitzhardm| has contrived to gain an entrance into tîu
"Merciful goodness!" exolaimed both gin
turning palo, and quito as agitated as lT*j Gortsare," how is that possible? Ho»»j
under what circumstances?"
"Ah, my God1" added Catherine Warhen- dorff, olasping her hands, " if he is discovered ho will be shot to death as a spy by that homi
Count Zouboski "
" No, I do not think that, princess," »aid ln> recovering himsolf. "You are getting mon alarmed than necessary, his disguise ii MP* feot, and his assumptio i of the peasant's ow- ner, tone, Ac , so completo, that I was deceit»
Ho then related how and where he hsd m« Lord Courtland, or, as thoy considered hi»
Julia startod to her feot, and claipwg Qoil saro'sband, wlnlo her cheeks fluihed with« citement, exclaimed in an impassioned tone
" I will for over love and reverence your nao* if you let me accompany you this evening» meet my brother. Concealmont ib no lons* neoessary or possible ¡ ho know» who wo
and that we are here. If it were even po»*' for Harry to carry us off, he would still b°n ably pay the required ransom "
"Nay, Miss Fitzharding," interrupted I' Gortiare, « I never for a momont doubKat
but, as you say, there is no longer an^1 ' J r keeping you from the knowledge of each o I If I havo broken my oath«, and forf.u« I word to the chief«, I oould scarcely J««»TJj doing so, from unavoidable circumstance» 1 most unfonccn aocidents i at all events, 1 satisfied neither Prince Schamyl's °»,h° J intereat of the chief, will be hurt by the wr» ? Vou shall acoompany me, but wo must ? lant and oautioui in Iho extrem«." , jj
A knock at the outward door interrupt«« «|
conversation, and before a word could be spoken it was opened, and no less a porsonage than Count Zouboski euterod tho saloon.
The ladies started to their feet, with a sup- pressed exclamation of fear and surprise, while Count Zouboski stopped, looking at tho two' lovely »nd fasemating girls, so simply attired, and yet so strikingly elegant and graceful in manner and appearance, with unmistakeable ad-
Ho was handsomely attired m an undress military oostume, evidently studied to set off his almostgigantio figure to advantage. Recovering from his surprise, he advanced in his usual easy
" I pray you, young ladies, to excuse my in- trusion, and be seated ; I was not aware I should see any one but Ivan Gortsare, to whom I wish to give a few instructions before his departure.
" Then, sir, we will leave you," said Catherine Warhendorff, with a slight and somewhat proud inclination of her beautiful head, her dark lustrous oyes meeting the inquiring glance of
the Commandant of Anapa.
" I am sorry you should think my prosenoe an intrusion," said Count Zouboski, politely, " I pray you reman and I will retire."
A look from Ivan Gortsare showed Catherine Warhendorff that she had bottor remain j so» with a s'ight inclination of her head, sho and Julia sat down, the count himself also taking a
"Thcro is your pass, Gortsaie," said the count, handing him a printed document, signed by íoiself, " but I fear your daughters will suf- fer much, travelling across the great plain at this inclement season of tho year, exposed on the backs of mules ; if your young ladies will accopt it, mv drosky is quito at your service, till you roach Zidhnks, whore your difficulties will end."
As the count particularly addressod this speech to Catherine Warhendorff, her natural politeness caused her to reply. Sho thanked
tho count, but said
" They did not suffer from the weather, and after all, as tho roads wero bo extremely bad, as tbey^were informed, a mule was porhaps the bt » mode of travelling."
Such is tho contempt experienced for tho lower classes in Russia ; that the treatment they reoeivo is little bettor than brutes.
Ivau Gortsare, a serf and a socrot agont, dare not sit in the prosonco of a noblo, or speak un loss spoken to, therefore he remained standing, while Count Zouboski, in a manner forced fjg'fhcnno Warhendorff to liston to him, and of necessity reply As to Julia Fitzharding, sho regarded the count with a feeling of detestation sho took no pains to disguiso ; with a flushed cheek sho roso from hor chair, and approaching the window, gazed out upon the Btorm-tosscd waters of the Black Sea ; her thoughts all cen- tred upon tho brother sho so dearly lovod, though she had boon separated from him from hor oarli ost years
At length Count Zouboski roso up, and taking a polite leuve, ropoated his proffers of service, which again wero as politely doclmed, and re-
" I inietruBt that man," exclaimed Julia, as soon as they wero alone, " he had somo object in this visit Why should he bring the passport ? a most unusual proceeding for a Governor, when an attendant, or that disagrecablo Captain
Kn-komofl could do it."
"All I feared," said Ivan thoughtfully, " was that ho might recolloct or rotain some remem- brance of the Princess from her great resem- blance to her mother, but he did not appear as
ii ho did "
" If he did," returned Julia, " ho would take good care not to show it-I wish we were a hun- dred milos from hero."
It bocarae a dark, stormy, cold evening as the
sun sank boncath tho crested billows of the Euxiue A courier from the Crimea had roaohod
Anapa, crossing from Kuffn It was only then that intelligence of the battle of Inkermann reached tho fortress, and the news that tho Russians had boon routed with groat slaughter created a sonBa (ion amongst the inhabitants Not that they wore at all afraid of a coup de main taking tho forts ; they wero safo enough Anapa was defended by a deep ditch, a very high osoirpmont in excel
lent order, with well kept parapets, ninety-four cauon and four mortars, but still they were well aware tho placo could not hold out, for it pos- sessed only a few wells of vory brackish water, and, onco snut m, tho garrison would bo forced to surrender, it crcatod the greatest surprise that »hey remained so long unmolested
A httlo boforoG o'clock Ivan Gortsare, accom- panied by Julia Fitzharding, left tho hotel, tho lattor woll wrappod in her ínantlo and hood, leaving Cathcrino with thoir Greek attendant Ivan Gortsare led his fair companion through the to nu ill they reachod tho church, and tho blank wall at the back of »ho powder magazino -just then the olock struck G Thcro was not a soul to bo seen, and tho darkness incroasod, till they carno within tho light of a small shnno, placed against tho wall of the magazine, an 1 in which vlizod threo or four candles, placed by devu 'Russians, who aro quito as fond of pay- ing thtir devotion to the Virgin and crossing tbemsolves as any Italian m tho Pope's do
A dark shadow passed tho light, and tho next moment tho »all form of a Russian serf appeared eloso to them.
" That ib Mr. Fitzharding," whispored Ivan Gortsare
Julia sprang forward.
No lover ovor mot his mistross with more joy in his heart than did Julia whon sho throw her .elf into her brother's arms Sho had thrown
back her hood, and the light from the shnno fell upon her ft atures.
"Brothir, dear brother, wo havo met at last, and can acknowledge oach other '" sho ex- claimed, as Lord Cour'land caught her to his breast and kissod her fondly and joyfully.
" And Cttthormo ?" ho whisporod.
" Oh ' Henry, T can soarcely Bpoak from )oy," replied Julia " Catherine is well, and her heart is all your own , but aro you not running
a fearful risk ?"
And then sho lookod with amazement into his face, his long beard, great rnoustacluos, and lank black hair, falling from under his greut hideous hairy cap , tho long groy coat, with its belt and and coarse rusty buoklo, his very hands wero soiled Altogether, he lookod tho Russian serf to perf.otion.
Cordially shaking Gortsare by the hand, Lord Courlland said
' I thank "you from my heart for this bleisod meeting, and trust tho time is not far distant when my gratitude will not bo confined to mero words, but move this way a few yards, the gato leading into »ho churchyard is opon, and tho high nail will Bhut us out from observation should any ohance stragglers pats, for it is yet
Leaning on her brother's arm, and feeling an intensity of happiness suoh as sho never before felt, Julia, with Ivan following, entered through the iron gate; which closing after them, they passed on till thoy came beneath a grove of yew trees, where Lord Oourtland paused.
" I tell you what I can do," said Ivan Gort- sare i " for this is a bittor cold night for Miss Fitzharding to remain exposed to-you can stay under the church poroh, it's not five minutes from this to the inn where the Armenians aro looated j I will bring you an Armenian dress, in which you may safely enter our hotel and pass a couple of hours ¡ your appearance will excite no suspicion, as it is known we dopart to-morrow with a party of Armenians."
Lord Oourtland was enraptured with the idea -he would thus see and oonverso with his be- loved Catherine, who had won his heart as a child, and stole it again as an astrologer's
Ivan therefore departed.
" Now tell me, dear Henry," said Julia, whon
they were alone, " how in tho namo of wonder I you came here, and how you contrive to remain in this stronghold of tho enemy ' I tremble when I think of the fearful risk you incur."
" Thon do not tremble, my sweot si»ter, for I am quito at home-my only difficulty consists in swallowing tho abominablo compounds of my comrades, and in keeping my faco, beard, and mouetachios in a remarkably soilod state for, you must bo well aware, that anything like cleanliness would excite suspicion I shall havo my story to tell when I see dear Cathcrino , thereforo you must have patience ; but, in the meantime, toll mo-for I havo heard Ivan say you leave this to morrow-toll mo how, and for what placo ; for to tako you away from hero is totally out of tho question."
Julia informed him thoy were to loavo with a party of Armenians for Kasbcok, but where Kasbeek was she had no idea, but Ivan would give him all particulars " But toll me, Henry," she eontinuod, " where do you sleep and oat, for, though you are in love, and peril hfo to seo your beloved, nevertheless, those aro not tho good old days whon knights and ladies lived on
love-nover dreamed of creature comforts "
"Now, you do mo and yoursolf an ínjustico, Julia, for, even were Cathennonot hero, I would peril hfo quito as freely for my own dear sister "
" I know it, dear Hcury, and I was wrong in saying what I did, thon whoro do you live ?"
" In tho dirtiest and most disorderly establish- ment, Anapa, or any other Russian town, could furnish. I sloep in a great stable, with about five and twouty peasants, and a dozen or ao of mules-thoso last animals being by far tho most respectable and woll behaved , as to eating, ex- cept what I carry soorctly about me, I do not attempt anything olso, finding it impossible to overoome my repugnanco to most villanous oil, rancid fat, and decayed vegetables steeped in atrocious vinegar."
" Oh, horrid ¡ what food, my poor Harry." Lord Courtland laughed with a light heart.
Before ho could roply, Ivan Gortsaro joined thom. He carried a bundlo in his hand ; it contained tho long ampio flowing robos of an Armoman, with thoir broad ctowncd fur oap and
" Ha ' I forgot," said Ivau, " your beard."
" Do not troublo about that Thank tho stars
it ib not a fixture." And passing his hand
round his head ho removed it. " I had several
of these prepared before I left England, though I thought I could manago vory well without such an appendage, as in many paris of RusBia no beard, only the moustache is worn ; but, as I will explain by-and-bye, I altered my intention, and put on a board as a moro effectual disguiso "
In a few minutes our boro was transformed into a tall and stately Armenian ; his Russian great coat, coarse shoes, and cap, woro depositod undor a tomb, to bo resumed on his return
All threo then left tho placo carefully closing the gato, and proceeded towards tho hotel, ccaBing to convorso on tho way, aB thoy passed many individuals going to and fro through tho main street, m which the hotel of tho Duko Constantine was situated.
Lord Courtland passed through tho great re- ception hall, whoro a considerable number of persons woro assembled talking vehemently over somo hows lately rocoived, with u gravo quiet step, Julia going quickly on boforo to preparo Catherine In a few minutos ho reached tho door of tho Baloon. His heart boat quicker as Ivan Gortsaro whispered-" I will leavo you to yourselvos for an hour and keep watch below On our way baok wo can make our futuro ar- rangements clear to each other."
Lord Courtland pressed his hond, and with an increased palpitation of tho hoart, oponed tho
Catherine Warhondorff could not, nor indeod did sho feel it necessary to conceal the joy and delight »hat filled her hoart on seeing her lover, sho sprang to hor feet, her faco flushed, her eyes ¡sparkling with emotion. She held forth both her hands, but the .toung man throw his arm round her waist, and drow her to his heart, pressing the first kiss of love upon her burning cheek, as ho whispered
" My own Cathonno, this meeting moro than repays »ho sorrows of tho past. You woro my betrothed from childhood, and-"
"Ah1" interrupted Catherine, with a sweet smile, while a toar ran down her cheok, " but you forgot poor Cathenno, and gavo your lovo to an astrologer's daughter Can you deny that, Honry ? and you now lot tho poor astrolo- ger's daughter depart, after winning hor lovo,
without ono word "
" But my heart, Catherine, my own Cathenno, acknowledged jou from tho first, it was tho same love from biginuing to end.
" Ihen I suppose," said tho happy girl, in hor soft touching voice, " I must forgivo you your wavering, and Uko it for granted that it was
loi o for Cathenno after all "
Our hero again pressed tho beautiful girl to his heart with an indoionbablo foehng, it was not till aftor his departuro from tho Modora that ho discovered how passionately ho loved her, and tho joy and raptu o ho experienced when ho learned that Cathenno and tho astrolo- ger's daughter wero ono and tho samo exceeded
After tho first joy and delight of their ro union was obated, Julia, with a hand of hir brother in hers, and Cathcrino on tho othor Bido, prsvod him »o roíate minutely all that had occurred sinco their soparation, and particularly how ho had contrived to land and assuino tho disguiso sho first saw him in.
Lord Oourtland did so, also acquainting thom with his aoccssion to the titlo of Courtland, and then his taking part in tho battloof Inkermann There waa a Hush on Julia's oheck, and a tromor in hei voico as sho made somo romark whon ho ?poko of his friond, Lioutonaut Erwin, and of his being wounded,
" I see, my fair sister," said Lord Courtland, with a very pleasod smile, " that you have not forgotten a cortain young officer, and I assure you ho has never forgotten you ; but I am ox coodiugly sorry to say I havo to aocuso him of a very daring robbery."
" A robbery, Honry ? of what ?"
" Of your pretty faco," replied our hero, " the miniature you loft, and which ho vows to retain till he obtains tho original."
" Oh ! indeed," returned tho lady, with a merry laugh, " ho does not dream of that surely. In these warlike times, I oannot think of ac- cepting anybody of less rank than an admiral or a field-marshal."
" Then I fear, my dear sister," said Lord Courtland, laughing, " you must bo contont with a hero of sixty or soventy, as wo cannot find you
either a field-marshal or an admiral undor that oxporionoed age."
" Very good," obsorvod Julia, domuroly, " tho moro years tho moro wisdom. Now go on with your story from tho battlo of Inkermann."
Cn aptes XXX.
Lobd Coubtland bogan his story, saying : " Aftor leaving tho coaBt of tho Crimea, wo en- countered a hoavy gale from tho south-east-so heavy, indeed, that I was forced to lay-to sovoral hours. But the gales of the Euxiuo aro gene- rally short ¡'though contrary, baining wiuds re- tarded our progress, and kept us, as it fortu- nately turned out, well to the eastward, so that on tho morning of tho fifth day aftor leaving Balaclava, whon wo oncountorod tho gun-brig off Soukum Kaloh, we woro many milos out of
" lu passing near tho zoteo you woro in, I was forced to haul off to repair our whoo), which re coivod a shot, wounding two of my mon-but, thank goodnos9, not sovorcly. Lieutenant Erwin, who had rapidly rocovorod aftor tho pieco of iron had boen romoved from the wound in Iiíb head, who was now on dock, looking at the vesBol through his glass, observed fctnalo figures on tho dock of tho zctoo. To those ho called my attention, declaring thoy wero habited in Europoan costume. With a wild indistinct hope, I snatched tho telosoopo from his hand, and at ono glance I recognised the figure of Ivan Gortsare, and you, dear Catherine. I started, and exclaimed to my friend
" ' It is them ! now, wo must boat this brig ¡ wo havo heavior inotal, and will try and cripple him by aiming our Uro at his masts and rigging.'
" Most fortunately, wo eucceoded in our en- deavour-only throo of our mon receiving splinter wounds : for tho ououiy's Uro was vory badly dircctod ; and I took good caro not to ox pose my mon to their fire more than was requi-
"The Russian had troops on board; and, though sho was disablod, I had no chanco oven if I had wished it, of taking hor. Just thou, wo percoived a steamar coming out in full spood from tho land, and saw, also, that tho zotoo had caught tho wind, and was bowling away boforo
"I was, as you may supposo, exceedingly anxious to follow, but tho stoamor carno up bo tween tho zotoo and the Medora. Wo saw that sho was a small steamer with paddlo-boxes ; bo wo resolved to uim our guns at her clumsy-look- ing funnol aud paddlo-boxcs.
" Sho had metal enough to sink us, had it been well managed, but Bomohow sho appeared to bo afraid of us-thinking us, probably, a corvette with moro guns than wo showed.
"Strange to say, tho first gun fired, and which I pointed myself, struck her hugo funnel and knockod it clean overboard. Our crowgavo a cheer that scomod to aBtonish the Russian. Novcrtholoss, thoy gavo us a specimon of their heavy motal, which toro away somo fiftoon yards of »ho starboard bulwarks, and passing on, knockod tho wheel to splinters ; but, oxcept striking one man and knocking down three others, who received bruises from splintered planks, wo escapod. It showed ub howovor that we hadan awkward oustomor; so, giving a floreo broad- side as wo passed on the starboard taok, wo left our opponent nith tho Iosb of funnol, and port puddle-box knockod to piccoB.
" I now mado sail aftor tho zotoo, which was a long way ahead. I could not mako out why sho carriod so much canvas to got away, whilst to add to our vexation tho Mcdora's holm was damagod, and boforo wo could ropair this damage a hcuvy mist spread over tho water. Wo hovo to, und hi three hours got all to rights ; wo thon mado sail after the zetoe, wondering whero sho could bo bound to. My friend and I consulted tho chart ; it appeared thon sho was running for Anapa. This wo knew to bo a very strong placo, but I could not imagino why Iran Gortsaro should scok a Russian port. In fact I was altogether astounded at your boing on board tho zoteo, for I thought you must havo reached your destination long boforo.
" Next morning wo carno rapidly up with tho zoteo, and had thora remained throo miles fur- ther to run wo had overtukon you ; but bIio ran into Anapa and tho Towor Fort oponed Aro upon us, knocking our main royal out of us. Exceedingly voxed and disappointed, I drow off tho land, but still determined, as I know thcro wero no vessels of war on tho coast excopt tho two I had encountered tho day boforo, and ulso awaro that two or thrco of our cruisers woro in- tending a visit of inspection along tho coast, to romain, and moroovcr, I had it then in my hoad to land and penetrato into Anupa.
" Erwin was most desperately anxious to ac- company mo, but I would not lot him, as ho docs not speak a word of Russian, nor docs ho know anything of »ho manners of tho poople.
" My sailing master also was miscrablo on hearing my resolution. Howovor, to carry out my project, I stood in during tho night closo with tho land, tho wind blowing off tho shoro. I was about six or Bovon miles below Anapa, to tho southward, and about two milos bolow a strong fort-in fuct, of a largo and handsome mansion, It was a very dark night. Erwin and I landed with a boat's crow, well armed, und, ufter two hours' sourch, carno upon a hut with two Bhcphords in it. Theso we carried on board with us without oroating any alarm. Tho men wero frightonod out of their senses, but I assured them thoy should reçoive no hurt, but bo well rewarded in tho end. I soon puci dod them, and by my quostiona soon learned from thom all the information I required. Ono of tho mon wus a tall, ablo-bodiod follow, and as greedy of gain as a Moldavian Jow. From him I discovered that tho peasants in his vicinity woro in tho habit of visiting Anapa, with any Bort of provisions they could prooure, as the garrison required constant supplies, thero being nearly nino thousand troops located in the town and forts j »hat they wero nover oiaminod going in or out of tho gates ; and that they lodged in a kind of caravansary (for it could scaroely be
called an inn), as each" man found his own food, all tho owners of tho establishment furnished boing an immense outhouse, and as much quass as tho guests could afford to pay for.
" It fortunately turned out for my purpoBO that theeo mon wore twin brothers, and much attached to oach othor. I promised ono of thom fifty roubles if ho would lot mo aocompony him into Anapa, drosscd the same as his brother. Ho was quito rejoiced at my offer. Tho thought of such a sum as fifty roublos appearod to
bowildcr him. His brother was to remain on board my vessel until ray return ; and I im- pressed upon his memory that if ho attempted to betray mo I would assuredly blow his brains out and that his brother would bo hanged from tho yardarm. Of courso this was meroly said to intimidate him, or us a stimulant to his fidelity ¡ but I ncod not havo foarod his botray ing mo, ho would gladly havo Bold tho town and tho Czar Nicholas himself for anothor fifty
" Having soltlod all my plans, I attired my- self iu tho serf's garments, over on innor dress. Fortunately I had on board all kinds of dis- guises, false beards, Ac, which I had brought from England »o uso, if nocossary in my plans of penetrating into tho country. Whon thus dis guisod I mado a remarkably good Russian pea- sant. Wo then lauded during tho night, and uoxt morniug, with a rough basket ii Hod with oggs aud some half starvod fowls, wo took our way to Anapa.
" Wo mot numbers of persons, mon and women peasants, going thoro also with pro- visions, somo with mulos and asses, and thus in company wo passed through tho gates, noithcr questioned nor in faot noticod.
" Speaking tho lauguago as I do, I soon ob- tained a cluo to whero Ivan Gortsaro and you wero located, for your arrival and tho approach oi »ho English vessel off tho port had creatod a stir in tho placo.
"Tho next thing washowtointroduco mysolf, but whilst watching tho door of tho hotel I be- held Ivan como forth, and I followed him till ho carno iuto a quiot unfrequontcd placo, and thon accosted him ; and thus, beloved Catherine, I gainod what my heart panted for-this delight-
" And now, doarost, let mo liston to your nd venturos," oontinued Lord Courtland, aftor a few observations from tho Prinoess and his sister, "and then wo will oonsult what can bo dono to facilitate your liberation from tho Cir- cassian chiofs, for I am quito prepared to accedo
to all thoir conditions."
" In truth, nonry," replied Cathorino who
had listened with absorbed attontion to her lover's brief narrativo, " Wohavelittlo to rolato,
for all we did was to sail from Constantinople to '
Siuopc, and then from Trobizond and Batoum, and boing afraid to pursue our journey by lond, dreading to fall in tho way of a Russian forco, moviug towards Kars and Tillis, Ivan hirod tho Grook zotoo you pursuod us in, which was to havo landed us on tho ooast, but tho padrono of tho boat, for reasons of his own, betrayed us, and ran into Anapa.' '
Turning to Ivan, who had ontorod tho room,
Lord Courtland demanded how ho intended
proceeding on tho morrow, " for I do not soo," ho continued, " why I should not accompany you in my present disguiso."
" No, not in that disguiso," said tho Russian, " for each Armonian has his soparato paBBport, and all will bo Btrictly oxaminod and signed by tho governor ; in faot thoy aro already for start- ing to-morrow morning. Still you may vonturo to accompany us in your peasant dross, without attracting observation, but with rcspoct to got Ung on board your yacht again, I do not know how you will manage"
"Oh! I will show you how »hat is to bo ac- complished," roturnod Lord Courtland ; " I havo arranged that tho Modora shall romain at Touaps for somo days ¡ wo can, after wo quit this town, got a messenger to go there. I um quito roady, as I havo just oxplainod to tho Princess, to ac oodo to Sohamyl Bey's terms."
" HubIi !" suddonly interrupted Julia, " thoro is a hoavy footstep on tho Btairs."
" Yes," said hor brothor, " so thoro is j I will rotiro j you, Ivan, can follow mo to tho ohuroh."
Catching Cathorino Warhondorfl"a bond, which tromblcd in his, ho prossod it to his lips, ombruced his sister; and was Just proparing for departuro whon tho door oponed, and Captain Kickemoff ontorod tho room without any coro mony ; ho was ovidontly slightly intoxicated.
" Hu ! who tho dcuco is this ?" ho oxolaimod, his eyes roBting with ovidont surprise upon tho tall figuro of Lord Courtland, who could soo that both tho maidens lookod agitatod, and that Julia almost mado an udvanco towards him, as if for protection.
Looking calmly at tho person of Captain Kiokomoff, ho ropliod
"An Armonian fortuno-toller, at your ser-
Ho then morod towards tho door, and with a good night to all prosont, and roquosting Ivan Gortsaro to bo activo in his movomonts on tho morrow, ho withdrew.
" What is that tall follow's namo ?" demanded tho captain, turning to Gortsaro, " ho Bpoaks tho RuBBian more Uko a nativo than an Armonian, and looks fitter for a soldier than a fortuno tollor."
" Hundreds," ropliod Gortsaro in reply, " bom in Russia and novor quitted it, spouk tho lan guago equally as woll as tho nativo, but as to his namo, I novor askod it, ho is ono of tho Armenians travelling to Rasbeck, into Goorgia ¡ thoy havo changod thoir timo of starting, and ho oaino to warn mu of tho ohango."
Tho captain appearod thoughtful fora minute, and thou looking towards tho two ladies, who wero mentally wishing him in Siboria, or any whero elso than in Anapa, ho said, ondoavoring to bo vory polite,
" You will will plouso oxouso my not deliver- ing tho moisago I am tho boaror of somowhat sooner ; his Excellency roquoatod mo to say that üb ho has to Bond his drosky to Nanohink to- morrow for an invalid lady to roturn to Anapa, tho wifo of ono of tho ollloors at our out-posts, ho insists upon your aocopting its uso as fur as that placo."
" Wo aro rauoh obliged to tho oount," an- swered Gortsaro quiokly, boforo otthor of tho maidens could roply, " and will gladly aocopt of his offer as it doos not put him to an incon
" Vory good," obaervod tho captain, looking most intently at Julia, " I shall havo tho plea suro of accompanying tho ladios, as I reliovo Captain Boronkinski at Nanohink."
Tho captain thon got on his logs, which woro not oxtromoly stoady undor him, and, saluting tho two ludios, rotired, tolling Ivan that tho drosky should bo at tho hotel door about sun- rise, as tho days wero short, and tho road nono
of the best.
" I trust that horrid mun," exclaimed Catho- rino Warhendorff, as ho quittod tho apartment, " has no suspicion ! Ho looked so inquiringly
at Lord Courtland."
" Ho can huvo no suspicion," ropliod Ivan, " Ho was struck no doubt by his tall figure ; but I do not oxactly admiro tho oxtromo polite- ness of Count Zouboski, yet how oan wo, situ- ated as wo uro, avoid it. That rasoally Greek padrone has placod us in this awkward position ; yet in reality thcro can bo nothing to fear, for if tho Count Zouboski Buspectod anything, ho would koop us hero in his stronghold. I must go and seo Lord Oourtland beforo ho seeks his quarters, and arrango how wo ahull proceed."
On reaching tho church, tho Russian found his lordship had rosumed his boor's attire
" Who is that tipsy fellow, Gortsaro ?" ho do inandod, " who so awkwardly interrupted us ? Ho lookod vory koenly at mo, though apparontly asking trivial questions."
"He's an infantry ouptoin-a kind of spy of tho commandant's upon tho othor offioors and tho townsfolk of Anapa. Evorywhoro you go in RusBia, in almost ovory mansion, that hatoful systotn is adopted ; your vory sorvants uro paid agents of tho Beeret police."
"Its on infornal spocios of doBpotism !" oriod tho young Englishman, " and rominds ono of tho Vonotian republic boforo tho French revolu- tion swept away hor institutions and hor hateful policy, I trust for ovor. At what hour do you comuienoo your journoy in tho morning ?"
" As oarly as sunriso, my lord. You had botter not join us till wo uro a leoguo out of tho town. The commandant of this placo has in- sisted on tho ladios accopting tho uso of his drosky as far us Nanohink ; thoro was no possi- bility of rofusing it without oxciting surmisos. When ho offered it himself a day or two ago, it was docliuod, and it was to ronow this offer that Captain Kickcmoff carno to tho hotol ; and, to add to our discomfort, tho Buid captain gooB with us as fur as Nanchink. I own it makos mo uneasy."
" Who is the commandant of Anapa ?" de mundod Lord Courtland, in u vexed tone
"The Count Zouboski."
" Zouboski !" repcutod Lord Oourtland, thoughtfully. " It's very strango-that nom» strikes familiarly on my car."
" It's vory possible, my lord, that you 11107 havo somo recollection of it, for tho count often visited ut tho Princoss Warhondorlf's mansion ¡11 St. Petersburg when you woro thoro; you woro thon about ten years of ago, and may ro tain some romombrunoo of tho namo."
"I am certain I do," ropliod our hero. "Is tho count a vory tall, powerful man, oh ?"
" Precisely-noarly six foot four ; fully as tall I us the Kniporor Nicholas."
" Doos our road load noor tho soo coast ?" in 1 quirod Lord Courtlund, anxiously.
" For a couplo of leagues it docB," unsworod ! Gortsaro ; " it paBSOs within half a milo of tho I Governor's oountry mansion, noar which thoy I havo eroctcd a strong fort, as thoro is u safo 1 inlet of tho soa whoro vessols and boats oan
" I know the placo you moan ; wo stood oloso in thoro tho othor duy, and tho fort tried tho rango of her guns upon us. Wo woro out of tho reach of Uro, but with our glasson I oould distinguish tho mansion and gurdous, und tho inlet of tho soo ; it runs in about a milo, and forms a largo basin or pond. I wish to God I had boen awaro of ull this, und I might havo carried you all off safely. I strongly suspect danger ; that Count Zouboski has ofton soon Cathorino whon a child, and hor vory striking likonoBs to her mothor must have struck him."
" I foor so indood," obsorvod Gortsaro, " and now doeply regret not continuing our journoy from Botoum by land."
A few more observations woro mado, and ono or two arrangements complotod, after which Lord Courtland bado Ivan Gortsaro good night, and both separating without the churchyard, his lordship proceeded towards tho misorablo inn, whoro ho was to puss the night, taking with him a Husk of wine and somo biscuits in his
pockot, ull ho ventured to toko for that night.
Entoring tho great outhouse, ho porcoivod a dozen or moro peasants, who lived at a distance, lying on their straw, outing slicos of raw turnip, und drinking quuss out of dried gourds. Michael Boris, his comrudo, was thoro, watohing for his return. Ho oumo up to him, and point- ing to a distant part of tho out'ouso, somo way from tho mulos and obbos, told him ho had got two bundles of quito fresh Btraw, and had swept tho placo clean.
Our boro wub ploasod to boo ho wus Boparatod from tho rest, boing quito awaro that in Rubbío his rost would bo likely to bo muoh disturbod by tho lively and hungry companions tho Rus- sian sorf so liberally and unooucornodly foods.
It was scarcoly light when our hero jumpod up, shook himself, and prococdod into tho house itself, thinking ho might ask for a cup of codeo without crouting much curiosity.
Anapa is not exactly Kusbíii, but its inhabi- tants aro thoroughly so, though it happonod that this travellers' inn was kept by a Jow thoso pooplo Booming to poBScss u proBcriptiro right to bo muBtors of almost ull tho inns throughout tho wholo of tho ompiro, and who, though subject to groat tyranny, aro yot vory numerous and groody of gain.
Lord Courtlund found tho muster of tho es- tablishment ob misorablo u specimon of his raoo as could well bo Been, und regarding our hero with groat surpriso when ho roquested to know if ho could huvo bohío oolloo. Tho man hoai tatod. His lordship showed him u silver roublo, and his wonder ceased ; ho thought only of tho roublo, and led tho potitionor into his own room, and in a vory Bhort timo he got a basin of coffee, and also Bomo tolcrablo broad and butter, for which ho paid four timos its vuluo. Tho Jew naked no quotations, und Lord Courtland, after his ropust,
wont to soek Michael Boris, whom ho found 1 making his breakfast upon slices of raw turnip, and a oabbago not vory fresh, choppod up in an oarthen vobboI, swimming in oil and vinegar,
both of tho worst description, and which ho |
scorned to rolish exceedingly. Tho other pou suntB woro putting their panniers upon their donkeys, aud gotting roady to return to thoir
Thoy proceodod in 0 body to tho town gate Lord Courtlund porcoived, ub thoy roaohod tho outlot, that thoro was a party of soldiers drawn up boforo tho unopened gato, and that a largo party of Armonian morohunt«, with thoir mules, und sevoral of their women-dressed in Bcarlct, with thoir hoads and fiiecs bound round with a most disfiguring wrappor of cloth-woro all standing, as if waiting the arrival of somo ono.
Whilo they paused, a drosky, drawn by three spiritod horses abreast, yoked in tho pioturcsquo mode of Russia, turned tho corner of the street,
with Captain Kickomoff on horsobaok bosido it. Soated insido wero Cathorino Warhondorff, Julia,
tho attondant, and Ivan Gortsaro.
Captain Kickomoff rodo up to tho warder at tho gato, saying
" Opon those gatos now, and lot thoao peasants out, but I must examine tho passports ot thcso Armenian morcbants boforo thoy oan pass "
Lord Courtland board tho woids, and immo áiately surmised that, tipsy us tho captain had been tho previous ovoning, ho still bad soon something that oxcitod his suspicion or curiosity, and thon it was our boro rocollcctod that whon ho romovod his fulso board ho bud rcmovod his moustucho also, und all tho Armenions woro very largo ones
Howovor, hearing tho guard order tho pea- sants uud thoir mulos und usaos to go on through tho gato, ho followed Miehael Boris, and passod through, painfully anxious as to what might occur to I\ un Gortsaro aud his protonded daugh- ters, but ho duro not loiter und oxeito attention
Tho Armenians, though surprised at this socond examination of thoir passports, readily handed thom to Captain Kickomoff, who Bcarcoly bostowed a look upon tho paper, but keenly oxammed tho person of oneh ti livelier. Ho nppourcd oxcocdmgly surprised and umuzod as ho carno to tho last, whom ho addrossod, Buy-
"Huvo you loft any of your party in tho
" No, captain, wo havo not, but thoro aro many of our people still in Anapa."
Riding up to tho door of tho drosky, Captain Kickomoff said, addicsrmg Ivan Goitsarc, who looked quito carolcBs and unconcerned-for tho inmates of tho ourringo had ni once rccogmsod the tall figuro of Lord Courtlund, und with a feeling of joy saw lum puss unmolostod through tho gato
" How is this, Gortsaro ? that tall Armenian ot last night, who pretended to bo u fortuno teller, is not amongst tho parly who havo just passod out."
" How can I holp that, Captain Kickomoff? I am not tho director of tho Armoniaus. Ho may still ha\ o business m tho town for aught I
" Humph '" muttorod tho Russian offioor, " »o shall soo. Go on slowly," ho continued, addres- sing tho driver, " koop with tho Armenians till I rejoin you "
And turning his horso's hoad, ho rode back
into tho town.
Ivan Gortsaro mado no ronuirk boforo their Grcok attondant, ho saw tho muidons look aimons, but tho drosky pioccoded, and soon cunio up with tho truvelluis on thoir mules
They could distinguish Loid Courtlund amongst tho peasants, but ho mudo no attempt to advuneo nour tho drosky.
In this manuel tho) proceeded for thrco miles It was a still, cold du), w ith a light groy mist hanging over tho sou, uni reeling on tho high
When about live milos from Anopu, Ouptnin Kickcmoff cuino riding back, followed by about half n dozen mounted Cossacks, and iramodiutoly surrounded tho drosk).
Lord Courtlund ut oneo porccivod thoro was treachery intended, und which ho could in no way pi event. Ho therefore said to Miehaol
" Now, mind mo, bo faithful, and boforo I loavo you, you shall huvo u hundrod roublos Wutoh every movement of that drosky. I will do tho sumo, you seo thoy aro turning off by unothor roud, loading down to tho sea coiiBt."
"Thoy aro going to tho fort," ropliod tho peasant, it's not two milos, tho road goes no whoro olso : follow mo, und I will tnko you a Bhort woy."
Slipping away from tho surprised party of morchunts und countrymon, tho seeming poasant and his guido chined over ii low fenco, und running ulong under a rough stono wall, kopt tho carnago in sight 'iho mist and vapo,- from tho sou inercasod each moment, still they kopt tho droskv and tho CoBBoeks in sight, unseen
Captain Kickemoll rodo in front ; tho road was Bleep and exceedingly rough, and thoy took moro than half un hour to como within Bight of tho loto Governor's country maiiBion, and tho fort, u eouplc of hundred yurds in udvunee of it, built upon a high rango of rocks overlooking
Concciihng thomBolvcs behind somo hugo massoj of granito, the watchers could plainly pareen o tho drosky drivo into tho court before tliohouso; but tiny could not perceive its m matcB got out, as tho out oflleos mtervonod , but presently tho droskv and tho CoBBUcks again cuino into mow-tho forinor boing onipty , und with tho Cossacks it drovo up tho road, and soon disappeared.
Cuptuin Kickomoff remained boland.
It now bocumo Lord Courtlands object to re- gain his ship. Ho had abovo twonty fivo louguos to truvol through a somewhat dungorous country, inhabited hero and thoro by fierco hordes of CucusBian Turturs, who entoituin tho samo kind affection for tho Russians ub tho OhinoBo do for tho English. It was through a country, also, oovorod with a gi eat growth of timber, und the forests dillleult lo traverso; nevertheless, ho must attempt it, for ho hud ap- pointed louupB iii u rondizrous for t.io Medora
-not oxuotly ut tho tuno heeding tho extent of J torntory ljuig between Anujiu und that port.
Michael Boris know nothing of tho district bojond his own village-tho nutives of which wero u mixod rueo, und would shoot down a Russian ub tiny would u mad dog. Tho few serfs nover stirred bejoud u milo or two away from tho fortrosses, und w out into the forts when tho CireuBsiun Tarturs cunio down from the lulls. Still, the mau-induced by tho reward offered-waB willing to try and lind tho way to 'louups, Lord Courtlund promising to land him and his brothor near their own villugo.
" How mini) mon," demanded his lordship, " garrison yonder fort r"
Tho man thought ubout thirty or so
It was blowing a piemng cold oast wind off land, and recollecting that Lieutenant Erwin sind, "Should tho wini blow oil tho coast ho would kee)) tho jooht as tloso m as possible, so that if his enterprise failed, ho might contrive, if he saw thom, to make signuls,"
Several villages could bo distinguished on tho heights abovo thom, and to ono of thoso Lord Courtlund determined to prooood and moko inquines, oust what it would. Thoro was ono thing that was vory ooiiBohng-ho was well armod, having two splendidly finished rovolve-s in his vost, and what isiomotunoB a moro potent weapon-a woll filled purse
'I hoir appcarunco oroatod the greatest surprno
at tho hltlo inn, but fortunately thoy onoountered J several Greek sailors standing boforo tho door I of the drinking houso, to whom Lord Courtland J spoke, and finding ono wai tho captain of a
small yessol, ho offered him a sum of money if he would got undor weigh, and as tho wind blow off land, and tho water was smooth, there was no risk. To the amazeinont of tho Greek, he in* formed him ho was an Englishman, and showing him the monoy ho agrcod to givo lum, tho captain promisod to put to soo with the daylight, but no porsuasion could got him off during tho night at that season of tho year Ho, howovor, used his lnlliioneo most effectually to procuro thom com- fortable slooping accommodation m the village.
Tho next morning, with a strong bréese off Bhoro, thoy gol aboard tho místico, a half-decked bout, of about twentj tons, tho crow consisting of tho padiono, tinco mon, and a boy
" Wo can manage those fellows," observed Lord Courtland to tho Russian, " if they at* tompt trtuchciy," showing Miehuol Boris his weupons, for tho mau was very timid, and alarmed at the idea of trusting to tho Groeke, who, ho declared, would murder thom if they thought ho lind much monoy
lho místico was oloeoly reefod, latino rigged, and siulocl well As the sun rose and dispersed tho nluiost perpotuul vapours hanging ovor the Euxino, Lord Courtland kopt a sharp look out. Thoy would reach iouopsby sunsot, but an hour boforo mid du), tho topsails of a Blup close in with tho land weio porceiiod standing towards them In ten minutes moro, to his intonso joy, ho recognised it to bo tho Mcdoiu
Turning to tho Greek skipper, who appeared romnrkubl) sulk), and who kept foi ward, talking eagerly with tho othci Greek sailors
"Dojou seo that vessel's topsails, hoi hall will bo \isiblo presentí) "
" Well," said tho padrone, " what havo I to
do with that vcsbcI ? '
"Nothing nhutovor," roturnod Lord Court land calmly, "but I lune Koop )our yossol oIobo to tho wind, so tbut wo may cioss that ship, as I intend to board her "
" I elmll do no snell thing," said tho Greok Bkippor, shaiply "I ongaged to toko you to Touaps for a cort um sum, and I shall loso tho wind if I tack mid cross that ship "
" But, my friend," roturnod our boro, still spooking quiotlj, " that ia the vessel-thoro, you oan soo hor hull now-that I oxpeatod to find at Touaps , that \ easel is au armed )ucht, and is
"Yours1" oxclaimcd tho skippor, with a start mid an expression of joy passing ovor lu« features , " by tho blossed Pauoda, j ou aro a prince, and ciiu pa) "
"Rascal," rot in mil Lord Oourtland, his faco flushed with pag«ion, all the angor in his natur- ally kind heart excluí whon trontod with in« grutitudo or deceit, and instantly grasping tho skippoi b) ti o collar ho, swung lum off his logs, holding lum with u power thut loft lum liko a child in his grisp , tho boj ut tho tilloi, lotting it go with fright, shouted for tho mon to como and holp tho padrone lhoio woro two mon forward who instantly soirod thoir long knives, mid tho mun hi low cunio armed with a musket, whilst tho Russian, Miohuol Boris, seized a boat hook, and nisliod to tho roscuo of tho Englishman , but Lord Courtland pullod his Colt's revolver from his lirenst, mid put it to to the houd of tho honor struck skipper, saying
" Order your mon to lay down thoir knives, or I'll first blow jour brains out and theirs aftor
'iho skippor throw himself on his knees,
and in tho uunio of tho thnoo blcssod St Anas tueius bogged for purdon Ile saul ho only thought, finding ho waa so rich a Milor, to ox tort u largor sum
Loid Courtland turned away with a look of contempt, and, taking tho holm, steorod right into tho oourso of the Medora, and thon h ovo tho místico up in tho wind Tho Medora wa« now within two hundred jurds, und, standing on tho tuffriul, ho wai ed Ina tap Ho was rooognisod lustimtl), and n cheer ponied ovor the Euxitio from the nj need crow, ub her topiuils woro bucked mid her boat loworcd
In a fow minutos Lieutenant Emin Btood on tho dock of the místico, mid umbrueod his friond, delighted to seo lum Bufe
iho Greek skipper und Ins crow had gone below, terrified ut tho consequences of thoir rusenhty and attempts at pu nay But Lord Oourtland did not tioublo himself ubout thom, ho morely observed to Liuuteiinnt Drvwn that ho hud frightened them into submission Louving tho Binn ho bud promised on tho companion, and willoh Wim moro tliiui their conduct mentod, ho stopped into the gig willi his friend und Michaol Boris, and was pulled alongside tho Medora, whero ho waa received by Mr Bernard with in- tonso grutifleulion
Lord Courtland »iib na eager to relato his ad- ventures on shore us his friends wero to liston to thom, boing anxioui to consult with thom as to tho best moans of proceeding, though ho had ulrcudy haBtily planned u project for tho dehvor anco of Cutherino Wnrhondorff, his sistor, and Ivan Gortsaro.
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W11 y uro tluro no iggs m San Domingo? Thi) banished the whites und east oil thei jollc
Maoist 1 uni lonir - UaLjstrato (to va- grant) Ï011 si) )ou havo non lu ro toalcop? Did ) 011 find any mon ) on linn, ollkor i Officer
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'Jhai'h 1111 -A c.ciillemnn who wished to dosinbo lim (xii naive 11 cn laut) of n servant of his, saul, "lu1-whv tho fellow will ho oven when he's nslei p " \\ o lim 0 met w lth persons, other»no v< nu 1 ms, wlio could not Blcop with- out l)ing, in fict 11 mini must bo moro than ordinarily upright who em resist tho inohnution.
A niAvmii 11 wl o raw a pretty girl in tho same omnibus with himself, sujs, " In a few )iarH, thought 1, that infant will bo an orna- ment to Bociot) , but hid «ho not bettor die? Very Boon thuy will tio somo dead man's hair to the buck of her head, fust cn hor ribs with 11 corsot, und hung u bird cugo arouud her
lower limbs '
No Such PrAon-In reply to a young friond leaving a town because somo things in it wero not exuotly to luir tasto or content, au old lady of experience Bind, " My dear, whon you havo found u placo whero ovoi)body und ovor)thing uro al wa) 9 pleasuut, and nothing whatever is disngrcoable, let ino know, and I'll movo thcro too Sho is not dead )c't, nor has sho moved.
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A Loun Dm neu -A couple of chops, ovidently from tho 1 mai districts, carno into the tolograpli office for Hu» purpoio of sending a despatch J ho mc-ago was taken by ho opeiator, mid the pur proceeded down stain. Ihey «adjust rcachod <!'» «ide walk when the gong at tho ' Snell House" waB sounded for toa. Whereupon ono of the pair wont mto the air sevvrul feot, exclaiming, " By Jerusalem ! thoro it goos, Jim '"