|Chapter Title||THE GREAT RENUNCIATION.|
|Newspaper Title||Queanbeyan Age (NSW : 1867 - 1904)|
|Trove Title||For Cora's Sake|
CiiAPTER V.-Y THi r GREAT RENUNCIATION. WVhenzi the igovernr-elect and his bride entered the RockharrLt :town' house(,. they were received by' a groun.of: obsequious ser vants, headed by. Jason, the b:iutler, and Jane, the. housekeeper, and.; among .whom. stood Martha, lady's maid to the new Mrs. ,Rothsiy. ' Will you come into the drawing room and rest, dear, before going upstairs ?' inquired Mr. Rothsay of his bride, as they stood together ii the front hall. :
' No, thank you. I will go to my room. Ccmo, Martha,' said the bride, and she went upstairs followed by her maid. Rule stood ivhere she luid so hastily left him, in the hall, looking so much at a loss' that Jason volunteered : ' Shall I show'you to your .apartments, sir ' ? ' Yea,'answerord Mr. Rothsay.. : Anid ho followed the servant • upstairs to a large and hiindsomeloy furnished bod cham her, with dressing room attached. Jason lighted the .wax. candles o.n the. dressing t~ible and mantel piece, and then inquired': -I's there anything eelse I can do for you, ' No,' repliPi1 . a1Uthlsay. And the servant retired. Ilothsay was alone in the room. "le i,vr never set up a valet; ho had always waited on himself. Now, however, he was again at a loss. He was coveed iwith railway dust and smoke, yet he saw no conveniences for ablution. VWhile hle stood thero, Iashout arose in the stteat. A single voice raiseid the cheor : ' Floo--rah-nh for Rothsay I' He went to the front window of the room, and looked down on the square below. It was filled with peldestrians, and every house was illuminated. He saw his bride emerge from a room which proved to be the dressing room, lie mtuad a refreshing evening toilet, and hld scarcely found his bride when Jason announced dinner. They hboth arose ; he gave her his arm, and they followed the solemn butler to the dining room.
They did-, not linger long at table, --but returned to the drawing room.- : They haid scarcely seated themselves when} the door bell rang, and in a few nioiiints a card was brought in to .Mr.-Rbthsay; ivho toiik it a nd read : " B: C ra:ord A. B. Crawford. - Show the judge into the library,: and say that I will be with him in a few mom ents,' he said to the servant. ' He is oie of the. judges of the sispreme court of the State, dear, and I[ must gl ito him. I hppe he will not keep me'long,' said Mr. Roshsay, as he raised the hand of tile bride to his lips hnd left thu rmai n. With a sigh of intense aeli'ef Cura leaned back in her chair and closed lier eyes.. ?She listened-fearfully- for. the return of her husband, hbut he did not.come as soon as he hill hoped to do ; for while she listened the'door bell agaih rang, and another visitor maind his appearance, and after a short delay was shown uite the librairy. Then cunde, another, and still another, and ýafLteward ,thliers until the library must have been half `full of callers on the governor Cora, in?herm restlessness of spirit arose from her seat and ivwalked several times up and down -the floori. Presefitly, ;~veaiy of walking, and attracted by the coolness' and dairkness' of the back draiving roomin,in which. the chandeliers had not. been lighted, she pissed between the draped blue satin portiers that divided it from ti'e front room and entered the apart ment. - Cora seated herself upon the sofa between the two low French windows, aiid waited.
Presently she heard the :visitor. taking leavea. I.:rThe committee will wait ol?.you between ten anid eleven to-morrow mo mning,' she heard oneigendileinan say, ag they'passotd out. Then several "good nights '!,were uttered, and the guests' all departoed, and Dtie door; was closed.' Cora heard her husband's quick, ,eager step as he hurried.from the firint drawing room, seeking his wife, She felt her heart sin Icing, ard the high nervous tension of her frame relaxing. She heard the hall clock strike ten. ' When the hlist stroke died away, sheli heard her hus band calling, -softly: ' Cola, fore, wife, wherie:aro you :?? She could bear no more. The overt'sked heart gave way, W..hen the next instlint, the ,.eagerl bride grloom p uslm, ..-:,-l tiln.satinl pot 'tietes and oitere'od the apartment w"ri-ea,..? .,?~?JiiLht from the rIoom in front? ho found his jlrfo had thrown horsefl down on, the Persian rug before the sofa ini the svildest b anguish and lrdesp air, and i 'a paroxyim of passionate Osbs find tears. VWhai a sight to meet a newly-mnade, adoring husband's eyes on.his imn.rrige antd on the eve of the day of his highest triumphl in love as in ambition. For. one petrified momenl t hi1 glized ot? hit, too much amazed to utter a word -.; Then suddenly lie stooped, raised 'lherIiitr lightly as if she had been a banby;And laid. her on the sofa. (Cora-love--wife 1 " What :is, i' h cried, bending over her.
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