|Newspaper Title||Queanbeyan Age (NSW : 1867 - 1904)|
|Trove Title||Love's Conquest|
LOVE'S CONQUEST. CHAPTER XV.--Continued She could nobspeak ; but she looked up, and Mfr. Blunt read the answer in her os. L'rd Tressilian had deceived him ; ther, ," someone else, and she was not -free. ','r:e knowledge sent a pang to his heart ; but, with the tenacity of purpose which had made him the richest man in the country, he was not going to give up yet. '?There is some one you care for I' he said, retaining her hand and scanning her face as if he were reading an open page. ' But there has been some disappointment-some cross ; perhaps your affection is a hopeless one. If so---' He broke off suddenly, alarmed by the ex pression of uer face. Her eyes fell, her hands grew cold and inert in his, and she had become white to the lips. It seemed to him that she no longer breathed. ' Good heavens,' he exclaimed in horror, as he pre~sed his fingers to her wrist and could feel no movement of the pu'se, ' what have I done 4 Lord Tressilian-Sir John-come here I Lady Adela is dyiag I' Tressilian came forward and'peered at his sister through his eyeglasses. 'What on earth have you been doing to "here Blunt 1 Youve been saying something to upset her. But don't be frightened ; she hai onily fainted.'