|Newspaper Title||Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954)|
|Trove Title||Under the Great Seal|
I TALES AND SKETCHES.
[NOW FIRST IMIDMSIIKD.]
UNDER THE GREAT SEAL,
HY JOSEPH HATTON.
Author of " Clytie," " By Order of thc Czar,'
" John Needham's Double," " Cruel Lon- don," &c.
[ALL niRIITS ItESKuVED.]
SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS ClIAPTKItS.
(JfiAPTKits I. AND ll.-David Plympton, the matter
of Henri's Delight, Newfoundland, bas u daughter, Hannah, beloved hy Alan Keith, a young, estimable fisherman. 81«' is also loved hy a u-hfiihiu; byjwierite
named llcntz, but hor (atlicr, when he speaks to liini,1 threatens lo halt tito wolf IrapH with hiv carcase If he Hiu-akBOf il. Alan's suit is more favourably received, I Rind ns he is propoaii);r for her hand U> hrr father uhf hrpielf approaches. The in ten jew lias been witnessed hy Belitz, who creeps stealthily away.
CIIAPTKRH III. AND IV.- Ahm Keilli and Hannah Djitiploii has hceti marjiu'l a y eur, and n child has hedi hom to odd to thc happiness of Hearth Delight. Father Lavcílo, thc priest in oliaivc of thc station, hear» occasionally of thc mischief brewing between the America» Colony and thc (iovernment of KingGeorp; of Kn^rland, and OTIC day thc serenity of Heart's Delight i« ruffled by (he arrival of Admiral Hijack and Vice Admirai Ituddock with their mun. They brine ordern under the great «cal for the inhabitants of Urartu Delight to destroy their buildings ami to cense eultl vatiou of the land, twenty-four honre bciiitf uive» them i to remove their household (ronda prior to the destruc 1 (ion. Alan Keith indignantly dcllcs thc visitors, but at
the suggestion of Monter t'lymptoii the twenty-four hours Is taken advantage of and the Admiral's men arc withdrawn to thc ships, Hlstack vows that he will 1 have Keith in hom; hctore the niirbt ls over.