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Chapter NumberXXXI
Chapter TitleIT IS THE UNEXPECTED THAT HAPPENS
Chapter Urlhttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31165694
Full Date1892-03-30
Page Number4
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Word Count585
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Newspaper TitleQueanbeyan Age (NSW : 1867 - 1904)
Trove TitleFor Cora's Sake
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CLrAPTER-?XXXI-' IT Is TlC UNEXPECTiD S.TuAT HAPPENS.' After her - ex.ting and fatiguing (d;ly' Core. slept long and heavily. When,slhe 'reached the family sitting room she found her two uncles there talking. . ' I- am sorry I kept you waiting, tUnble1 Fabian,' she said hurriedly ' You have not alone so, dear. The ball has not yet rung.' " ' Tl1en I'm -glad. God morni l, Uncle Clarenec,' .he said: 'Good.: morning, Cori. How-did you sleep 'Perfectly, Claience dear. < hpe you wvill: st out' for North End'imniedidtely after .br?~kfast.. I shall spend the doy here, so lthat ? after telling Violet of "my iintended journey :I may have some little time to re eoncile hler to it.' "' 'Well, "Clarence,' Cora continued, 'since you.are determined to escort me to Wash ington, you may meet me at the depot for the 6.30 express. I '-feel, that! it is every way better that I should go by the night train; better for Violet, with whom I can thus spend a few more hours, and bettoer for OClarence,:- who need'not thus lose his day's work.' 'Quite so,' assented Mr. Fabian. ' And nov,' he added, as light footsteps were heard i apiroacliing the room"' here" comes Violet. Nota. word about the journey until after breakfast.' They all went into the breakfast room, where a fragrant, appetising morniug meal was spread. After breakfast Fabian arose with a sigh, half of satisfied appetite, half' of reluctance

to leave the happy acene, and said: ' Well, I. suppose .we must be moving Clarence, will you drive with me to North End 7' 'Certainly,' replied the younger brother. Fabian walked out into the hall, saying as he left the breakfast room: 'Cora, a word with you, my dear.' Corn went to him, and he said.: -. ' After you have had an explanation with Violet, persuiade her to accompany you to North End. You had better come in your own pony carriage; it is so easy, and the horse is so safe. And 'then, after you have left us, I can drive her home in the same vehicle. .And, by the way, -my dear, what shall you do with that little turn-out Shall I send it to Hyde's livery stable for sale, and remit you the price ' 'No,: Uncle Fabian i it is not to be sold. I am glad you reminded me of itl . I have intended all along to give it to our minister's wife. She has no carriage of any sort, and she really needs one. So after I have gone, will you please send ib to ?rs. Melville, with my love l' '?Certainly, my dear; with the greatest pleasure. Corae, that is well thought of. Now I must go and bid baby good-by.' 'CCome, come, Clarence, hurry up I We are late. If the monarch should reach the works before us, I shouldn't like to meet him in his roused wrath, would you ?'- Then with a hadtiy 'good-night Cora, till to-night,' he hurried away. Mr. Clarence kissed Coronna good-by, and hurried after Fabian. He soon stopped shorbiat what he saw. :: ib6`' he, door stood Fabian, . Beside him

MILS a hrnseman J-jut ridden up- , ho. ,e was n ltther of fjaul, the man bzeanj..esang 'duzed"-taJlino noimn nzr'.' in brioliku' s " tonces; Faljiui bt 1O4l anhtst NVIuit's the iu:i ter bahin t. n .J Clarence. 'Fiithar as haud a stroke! No utimn for particulars 1' (2o Zie continued in 'g~r nzext.)