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Chapter NumberIII
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Full Date1898-04-06
Page Number4
Word Count651
Last Corrected0000-00-00
Newspaper TitleQueanbeyan Age (NSW : 1867 - 1904)
Trove TitleLove's Conquest
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CIHAPTER IL The laest of. the departing guests were gone, and with the sociable sense of conmon fellow?hip which balongs to a lrge house party, those left behind closed in their ranks and disposed themselves for a merry finish to the evening. The musictans, anxious to get horne before they should-find themselves ourt off by the rising floods, had disappeared with the first departures; and th-ir detec tion threatened to put an untimely end to dancing; but Frank Throgmorton proved equal to the ,ccasion, and he had a piano brought into the ball room. The lady visitors were requested to help, and there was no lack of volunteers willing and anxious to do so ; but the most efficient of them wa Lady Adela Collingwood; and she stuck to her post, playing one dance after the other with so much spirit that no one dreamed how weary and sick at heart she really was. Lady Throgmorton and her daughtpr came up more thlrn once wirh ex pressions of gratitude and feeble remon strances, begging her not to do too much; but Miss Maude was not at all anxious to become a fixture at the piano, and she was very ready to accept Adele's assurance that she preferred playing to dancing The statement seemed extraordinary to Maido, ,lutit was true enough ; and Adela was only too glad to find behind the piano a refuge from the continuous persecutions of her brobther. The fun grew fteb and furious, and it was kept up a souple of hours after the osten sible break-up of the party. It was nearly two o'clock when the ladies said " Good night," and went upstairs to" their rooms, and Sir Nicholas and the older men, wise in their generation, lost no time in following their example ;. but the younger spi, its ad journed to the billiard room ; and Frank Throgmorton, who had been bestirring him self in the endeavour to arrange for so many unexpected guests, joined the others there ' Well, it's all settled now,' he said, going up to his particular ally, Denys Esmonde, and lighting a cigar, with a sigh of relief ;

but it has beetn a pretty tig, lit. I ca,, tel! you. I may, -Id man, I hope y.,o won't mind 7 My mother has had no take your room for one of the ladie-, and we have out you into the little dressing room at the head of the stairs. I've seen that all your things have been moved in, and I don't think you will find it uncomfvr:able. Y ,u don't mind, do you 1' 'Nt,' in the least,' replied Eamon-'l equably, ' any sort of shake-down wiill do for me. 'I can'tle,-p on one of the seats down here if you are pres-ed for loom.' " Oh, there is p'┬źnty of room,' rettirte Thrbogm,,rton. 'My mo'he, is a first-r,.t manager, and she has arr nged it all. It is quite settled thhit you are to have the ii tie one on the fi st i.nding. You know, Which I mean.' , Yes-I know. It's all right,' said his friend ; but he was speaking almost at ran dom, for he was in one of those absent minded moody, and his th-,ughtb were very much occupied by some other subject. " FOR THE BLOOD IS TUE LIFE." - If the blood is aden with impurities it spreads disease as it airculates through the organs of the human body-Lungs, Heart Stomach, Kidneys, Brain. Olarke's World-famed Blood Mixteor is wa, ra, ted to leansethe blood all impu,-i,ii i - whatever cause arising For Scr',fult., Scurvy Eczema, Bad Legs, Skin. and Blood Diseases, Pimples, and Sores of all kinds its effects, are marvellous. Thousands of wonderful cures have been effected by it. Sold everywhere at 2s. 9d. Beware of worthless imitations and substitutes. : [To BE CONTINUED.] o