|Newspaper Title||Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954)|
|Trove Title||Under the Great Seal|
I TALES AND SKETCHES.
[SOW FIRST I'DilLISHED.]
UNDER THEGREAT SEAL,
B5T JOSEPH HATTON.
Author of " Clytie," " By Ordur of thc Czar,'
"Jehu 'Needham's Double," "Cruel Lou- don," ftc.
[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.]
SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS CHAPTERS.
t'iiAiTKKN 1. AM) JI.-David Plympton, thc master of Heart's l>cli^hl, Newfoundland, hm a daughter Hannali, beloved foy Alan Keith, u young, estimable fluliemian. tihe is also loved by a whining hypocrite named Hcntz, but her fallier, wiitin he Biwaks* io him, thruatena ta bait thc wolf trap« with hin carcase ff lie H]>cAki*or it. Alau'tt suit is more favourably received, mid OH bc is proposing tor her hand to her father she herself approacher. The interview hos been witnessed by Hcntz, who creeps stealthily away.
CIIAPTRRS 111. AM) tV.-Alon Keith and Hannah Ph lupton lias been married a year, and a vii ¡ld has been born to add to the happiness of Heart's Ucl iii ht. Father Lavello. the priest in eimrgeof the station, hear* occasionally of the mischief brewing between the American Colony and the Uoverument of liing doorie of Kurland, and one duy the serenity of Heart'ri Delight is rullled by the arrival of Admiral Kistackahd Vice Admiral Ruddock -with their men. They bring ordcre under the great «eal for the inhabitant!! of Heart s Delight to il cst roy their building und to cease culti- vation of the land, twenty-four hours being given them to mnovo Uteir houM-hold-poods prior to thc destruc- tion. Alan Keith indignantly done* ihe visitors, hut at the suggestion of Master Plympton Uie lwenly*four boura in taken advantage of and the Admiral^ men arc Withdrawn to the ships, ? Histack vows that hu will have Keith in irons4)e/ore the nihill is over.