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:BETWEEN` THE'TWv O. (ALr' TrEl TA RtOUND.)' S- CAPTER' I. The two houase stood aide by'side on the white, dusty'roid which leads' out of Bt. Zire toward 'Toolase. The" front 'doo opened aberptly no to the ' trottoir ;the lront windows looked stralight on to the busy highway ;' and, on reception days; when the outside shutters were opened. an gnquiletive could see htween tbe white curtalne what vwlitore had come to nay their respects to Madame Amholrse or Madame L?cemhie ; but reception dare only came 'once a wekk, and the drawinrroom shutters were generally clowed. There was more life at the bark of the house, in the shady, rravelled conartyard. where old Monsieur Lanamhre' fed his chickens, where 'Monstrr le Commandant amboise smoked bise tciarettes, where'Mee. dames Lacembre and Amboine sit with their work on summer evenince, discnesinr bust. ness-ahietly other people's ; whre the lee mirchievoos Ambolse children dirtied and tore their pinafores to the distrctinon of their couein 'GLbrieile. and threw tones at Mldn imer Lacamhre'e chickensr whenever ':a favourable opportunity occurad. ''From whichever side you took oliservatfio they were not romantic.looking houses-to speak truly, they were esentially' common place; bhot to Joel Cheerr, Professor of English at the COllere of St. Zre, the one enchbanted spot of the whole world was one of those two bhrose in the Feabar gChampeins. tier,' and Thursday "efmnoons. when he give en Engllish lerson to the Amboise children. were she red.letter dare by which hereckoned his calendar and dated his hopes; for Gabrielle Anmboie, the nic'e of 1tonsiar Commandant, who rat' with the children while Joel administered his doses of instrue tion, hal taken possession of his heart and his head and his hopes, and of all that s5y entchoelasei young lover can lay at the fees of his first love. Joel weajuit six and twenty. He watall and fair, broad.shouldee4d sad erect, with blus.grey eves end height brown hair. Be was generally acknowledged to be handsore and agreeable, and he was decidedly clever; altotether, the sam total of his good qualitIes male up s very faecinating man.. But there was one thins against him which all his advantages could not cover up or disguise he waes Imentshly poor, and there seemed! snall chance of his growing richer. ?"ot when he reckoned his calendar and adJoesti his hopes hr his weekly vilits to the iMaern Amboise, he was a sadly foolish fellow, for Gahri.lle we. poor, too, poorer than himself : and if he coold have realised his dreamef bliss and married her at once, they would have had the wolf at the door with the .hnr'et possihle notice, whfch would have been anyrthing hat adesirable olimix to their romantioc atachment, I suppose if l tbriel'e b hadl 'en'" te daughter of Madame Ambolse nlto4ada 61 only her niece by marrilage ahe would.apt nave been left alone with a handsome young man, 'especially ueach a poor one ; but Madame had..not been circumsperal. and til mischief-if miechief it were-bhad ?v opportunity for growing. Joel : sei sd ouppretrnityaeftr a certain lessoon, when the chldlren bhad. rushed away, and, while they in thecourtard were calling down the'viahl tof Monsieur Locamhre's wrath, he, upetaitii had pleaded his cause, and won IL. They promised to love one another 'for ever;"'o even longer' if possilhe, and -? this w dnademoieelli Oertbelss stipsulotlcln-=t keep' the secret of their promise atiotll ,t bhemselve, lest her guardians hould ta kei too' ma'ter.of.fact view of Joel's 'prospw Q wad pat ae end to their 'rom-ace'awithoat _,it was .very' delicious. idyll to bfth o themn ' Oahill bead had a had'tl?ee 'of.h • with povetty and one thiog or a:dthul otring her twenty.three yeas of life. "aIIf past cootatned little that was pleasian tI recall, and she bed not until now found ani ebaun:in looking forward to the future 'As it we, she saw-she would have. profited tery litle br what she knew f lbe world's waes hid she failed to see-that her clandels otin enalmemrat was quite as likely to brlao ther 1o'ntIr bout poelvert s Ir IJoeg, wset waltn,,e, if i did not bring her worse trials; bat it wee pleasant 'to love, to heloved, to hie an idol and to be an idol ; to ' have some one to dream of while one was damlnlg tockinpe or" lrelenislhing the ever-dimilah. i 'sleock of pilatfores ; it was pleasant to Drift away down the current of sweet rseoli action. and to laose the' thread of m;dai e lacambr.'e inexhaustible oesiD' or 'be qually intermionle satories' of her s? dolpbe ; it wa pleasant to fa?. Joel' paesionate sles fired on her faus, while the hildeen baoivled and stumbled over thber tanslalisn ; end pleasanter still to listes to it sweet stolen words when the lesson wa. va, and ha ventured to lingler for a foe minutes in the diny shoolroom Trully. thes were times wseLn Oabrielle would lap her bends ia her. lap and wonder, what she bad done to deserve suoh b sdden glotloas burst of sunbine. - So the summer slipped aw?r,; the longed say came and went ; the chickens whli theb nhildres had chased on the memorable day od Joel's declaration were msly fit to he killed and eaten i the peaehes werea ipenn oak oill the cbildren' reach in the Juiy sunshine. ,.1 the regulec course of events Joel ought t have been thinkingl of leaving St. Ziua for hbi annual bholiday, sad of ollg to rejoice,* eye. of his mother in Eo land, who ?ery pmperli considered himto be one of thes and fin an eons a mother ever had.' lTh holidays were so sear that he bad come to lire his last lesson foe the. present at, Sh Matson Amboie. The teL. of t/hle ulglish to a French child is.bI no mesas i spvitble occuptlon, et tJoel fttll n ýsep, when he closed the bool that ay ndeaL she unruly Amboles children rushing isl@e.tb freedom of their bolidays, .. ,' And. you. wilt be going to oaplian1 I eupiose '. queried M adeot?eile sbhniell·e. Joel, with eaosmiwhat ddoleful..face ,wa.W hr collct the bookes Pa h De .,a ..,,! tldooltiuowxmg declin. 'i'don't feel. .w dpodt r demads mademuleeuwl Isf50 aistite. ' Ys sutely wgnldfnoS pgs roar holiday bsl' ' '. , ,_, -.Weeldu' I nldet r o:Itd';bol.l ''!i '7 -

wuemat ratbhermaik' w th 0.011m not to so eI.a we he oo.oa think. I would fr on. eeaent taoktn olt leaving eou for two t *n: . ~.,0Mh, ,replied L, the didn ooib k m •.,, skenhaesn to amauPhim I ' two .mo01the -will oon yem though, efter ell, the slgisO really S,,pl w ,LhL ix wukeeks i gone like nothing 1 Yee? yes, when .you don't went i taOso like tsi lst w -t ex weeks-ht whoa n iS impattent to the snd of it, it is an eter h Tea deo't be ispatiint,' mid Gabrielle, ~,'k iluo.phlacslly.,. Wha should ou? Not?lSiol ' You, hard.hearted, child,'. eaied Joel only SGSI ,In IueL ie. *rmeta.r weoca't wrtoe is .eo, rnolthe, a least I ocan' writs to you, ad the eisha of you laewhal I llev for.' -' M dea Joel,' said Mademtselle Gabrelle, with lon..Ir of Jae?niortLty L o a not bud' b _beted, sod I" am .,golog to rwg?o. with Very well, mny deling,' reon away ; only Sliss we eans, tot I foroeeu that your reans dis, will wnt sweetening, to, mate is go .:down.;, Yea am going os .J that you cannot mwrite to e either.' ' Oh, no .1lam not,iotng b sor i l thing of lteTeOnt... ,we -,ion to m,snppml lot a a.ootent tharyou ltayled here Instead of going ,,d, England. Of courme, so you say, tlr yonr '., other's sake that wcjuld he Ilmpomihle.-h .i nu did how should we be better off? You weuld nit be coming to the honne for. he tellde'e .lesones. All the college people _.would he way ; weshonuld perhaps have two or toroe cehace words. with one sa'ther qnder every one's e Paimmeanpiuta duw r?ltoon.m !W at 'ia th re. comprted tor the S?ul of sa we kas at St Zito thrown on yaur • Mwe resources And Oehriolle looked into .ter. loer's facowith tanre of conviction. ...'Thbe ennui would notbe fatal," said Joel plestnively.o , ?'f ' to.EHgla ad-'eat least, of 4ogie..t am.gouig, nut lbenll not stay all the rtme. there ,..i, shall come hbck, and au to 'elng one nother only in fotrmal vits, that *eed not be.' . SDo vonfmean that I could meetyon anyl whrr? .rOh, that wpuld hte o very far out ef the question. I dae ,not-I reall- L sten,, there in my anot ollingt. I maut go Yes,' ma tente, I come. Goodmbye, m d esesl?.,wili,wrjte to you if I poeaibly an. ',Y,LI, iil, ain you must think of me ; hue 1.o meey.n am- ' red ?tdemoaelle Aaobtiele . bo erphead stily, bua decidedly. ' Ye, ,, ?, le ant, come., I do but finish laying CHAPTER IL T he Mnaigon' Lacmbre was' en fete'. The 'ety soin was coming to epend a month with s th plrentl. Madame Lasambre wore her boet black piltk and MIonsieur had discarded bi usuanl home cotumeoft dressing gown and oarpet il'p7"i'fo an i alpice coat end boots. 'The Ambolse. children were over awed Oin -ordelyr behaviour, and the chickens woutld ?oo ad l hd halcyon days if the arrival of iMonsieur Adolnhe Lacambre bad not istruck the death knell of sthe plnmpest of them. ,i For Monsieur Adolphe wes a great per .tonaOe.: te lived in Paris, which speaks , volumes, and bad robe treated accordingly. . , tie personal appearaneo he was perhapse'' little drsappoirting-at least Gebrielle S..,Amboise found him disapponting,; but then .. er bean.;i''el was an usoommonly well. e.. ioed specimen of humasnity, with whom Y.. Adolphe's short stature, sallow on. plslezion, ad small. iregular features, could wotrnter liut comparison. As to age, he must have been on the down'hiil sloe or forty, and hise ears had written themselves , onhis forehead and,:round his eyes, end ,,traced out sondry white streaks in his hair. All this Gabriells caw with helf aglanee, -lh'be si t ,with her aunt on the fAtboiea of the courtyard ; while e. Adolpbh enad his parents 'sannterd, on the first •.oveninl of hisatrrival, up and down in front 'of the ohicken-pens. ; ':He is not much to look at, is he. me tante ' she murmured to Madame Amobonis. ' ,TITo hear Madame Lncambre talk one would a: ave fancied him aeAdonie.' H e is not amies,' replied Madame Am' ,, isel indulgentlyr.. if he were not so round. hronudered , .I think . he would be quite . .You are charitable, my tate.' . .Handsome is that bhandsome does,' re. tarred, badame - Amboise. w , Monsieur Adolphe ie.s mon whbo has made s gooud posi. . lo tor bimper byillit v end perserance ; L f16ooksoreau reondury:conaideretfon,' ... .. JoLthen Meonsieur.Adolphe. as if toallow " better opportunity for obeurvation, croised pay hbisrespecs to Madame Aýmboise. But was not so much at Mleidame Amtoise ro at her niece that he looked .while he.made hie obeisance in the .,ost.t approved Parisian style Allow me topresent you to my husband's •lee, lMademoitelle Amboise,' said the eder latdy,_obeerv'.l the direction of Monsten ': dolphe'O gsusce. ' Mosleuer Adolpbe acknowledged the intro "'dcuotltn by a etill moreconeummnae bow. ".f''Mdemoiselle i- dnubtlese, like myself, L * _ itot to St, Zitoe r' e said, isterrogas SdomOlnelle asmiled demurely, and replied " b the negretive. * Ab ,'ndeed, then Ir mnst nose Mademol. 'ell is ia fiBed star, not as a wandering one ; 'O I do not remember having seen you beht ' r ' ' .' have lived with my uncle and aunt for e?bbuta yer,' replied nGabrelle. SAnd it ies two 'years since I vtisited Si Ziq. I m, Ilae in, total ignorance that 'the 'plice had gaited so much-so great acharm "-since my tatvisit.' SIt weu a trite,oompllment. and thi flourish ' witthtl wc It' wta pald did. not enhance its S aln. GOubri.ile, could not help feeling nmutud thet'"tbih pltainfaced cut-and.dries, 'middle.egied bacbrhelor should deliver hlmeself "efsudh aedhdol'boy speech ; yet the felt at 'e'ie samle 'tltenmord tihau a little flattered by hi'. notice' and his admiring look.: .d??phe' Lh?acmbre had ,alwasl been de. :.cribed.býl li mother ae totally Indifferent t the'chiamms fl womankind. : .Tw: yeairi arnee'you were hero before ' txdlatmed Gibielle, in repll'; ' that ise long L. tieL'yr. time. of,. life, mademoiselle, no doub I is tabut at mlin a', that makee all iahediiferoie. Two )ears ae gone before ens has time Co think of them, and I come ;back: to St.; Zit to realie. how iong my 'ilenos,ba been by riseeing all thbe chansl * a*4.tsve itken, pice. .Your chrmint bildrln for. "instance Madame-I couli scrcely Lave recognlse them, devoted as u am to children. . "''Ye I.'indeed, 'replled Madame AmboJse, lth mateinsal preoccuprtion.' ' They do grow iddtifuliy fatt,'pee oIlll MWafdlein.' "" How very cbarmlng,' answered Monlieu Adolphe., quite irreleantly: , i all not a brilliant onver?ation bu Iit is more, memorable, than any othec io ' bihhonileur'Adolphe hadever joined. As )?'said, !How very charmiig,' at ha phazard nd looked dQwn on the dark, curly hair anid 'Ofuat fate of Modrseur Ambolse's niece, ewcolns'.colclion of a mol nnulues oes., b0re elllo ohji h eat which imn i...d him to a'L a,;ythiug, uses or non seu, co'thbt heo'could win. i lance from .ahce,, ligbh brown eyes wbich looked so asnoccbalantly arro. tbn coartyatrd while be stod bielde her. '. ' os.' haobrveien Prilp, of courn, mademoi' erllrs he Lid .presently, no mote orilinal emkrk boodutieg to'him, - No,, to naodur.' I .hae not.' You will con sdes'lnlvrrdhly Ptro'lncial, no doubt, hut I mett admIt thit! only know the life of Parls eusAnlcht onoiosn have you formed of ,'v9Will,' returned 'Uabrielle,·'aused hy the akmnit? of bhi manoer. ' ·b'hve gathered it Iltnaust be vutll'ymote amalins thin' ' IIvery brygtt gad ny ia trlictve-' idtwattlll' There :'alwaps a gteat deal to b dsen'nani' thougbt of, and a' great deal of wonk'to'be done.. Bttrfo6r m iatiiS a very iale life-.a life the'ehbrlm of 'which ham lgpissed away., ...' • .. O o'Lniean' Adtlbhe sp?kk pathoielle and is, if 'ha.. were dealing with an old rob. Idniiof lamentatton', per In trbth'bbo was the ' *mey" drtile it. sad;' ever 'occurred to desrite his bpchelor, ezItenee a i~nav' "you not many friende in 'Paulr, •Ob' Oh ' frieisde afm? ei aho Io ;but it ;1 lhan'onk ieti a chance ilis? of domNIeic Uhl-. ± i' tre t 'bosne-llke InterIor-that 'thb'htihdtfb'rloro 'condition 'beomee 'appa' osWe'thaBllzpect, thien, 'tohhru loon that wourarbout to renouilco poistotill staid ind"t4ir11 ndtoiut, lcohlur, ato e . id 5Mlthgi5Olcqulintlueo with'iOlls nrAdotp.h be.le koeledg of'hle.sttld4 'bhieblor habit', • Jlillpbeieds smiling' dehi'il; 'isstitad.' of ltllch, hi het Iilutprd 'll',' r 'ihtlob fsr JE l/vog' Ihem pil"t ,-5 wailc 'she ' , ill'/ hsurmniid'. banme ab'lnF . ibch ibh iud" hpplus' After which 'heb'detbe Irdle ·ood oreine, and beat sautey riart. 1d followed hir prenta into the bonus

' It wuld mbme loinu i be were to haver ,faloen ti. oIqw, v tt a mr. nll." said Madame amosevera. e door wod the Maien Lasa - bre c ned. ' It wnli e . relts net, .finnly. ~., , Is wouldmlee. i tUmoe fenro fe. nney: Gabdrlle, ,',lf. rlole, bed ,fsll. in Inrovewt Is him. M.-afol',m tei e he I spatu alr, plain at close qtotrs; . acy : having to .,ite ooonoite to such a fae eery. day at. one's lifl' ' : ' .: mulltno,,ellnoan to hIs lrnkereplled Madame Amhoie ee rnh ',t'hve In.o' It, ha ohtr ettactone cond hae nor douhb that if he did make an Offer to stoy woman he he would mote . proably ,ee accepted than refuted.' ,'Good hkevern, ma ahnty. how ofuld he make an offer of larriazole."'s ei carels knows how to talk to a women. Di'e anyone ever heo r such wooden relduko ase be makes ...- ----- . - -. --. ' Abi well. Gabrielle, yoU po donht c?a afford to be'eritieal--lo," who. ore eortihle endowed, can require every man who Igoe a wooing to have a fine face, a -got d algtre. brilliant wit and a hasndloame frt'o"'e : ,at G let me tell-yon th a rld of sense I refers the solid to the tri vial. SAh, wall, ma fate,' returned lahtielle, thnmoved by the earsem of thin reprotl. ;it twill be time enolgh to scold me for itepre' eatinl Monnsiesr'Aolphe when he come. Swooin me. In t?le meanimeL it matteare very little what I think or iey of hm.' I Perhaps Monsieur Adalphe'e devotion to the Amtmie children wee genuine : ant how, It wee extremely well sumed. le lost no li'me in rnewring his acqueintancewith them, and to laying siete to such of their affectini,. rs was to be won by lavish preeeal of bon nons and toys. I e's not hall bad,' commented the chlI 1 den In the couee of a fortnight, Ir' ehough he ilookte suh an old fogey. l e met us ·ele a erdy afternoon l p 'at S. 'Atote.omeand he Ibouht as e lot of 'peaches oat of the arsdet, of the woman who keepr the wax ?a'ndie for the shrine, and we sat on the grue by the chapel steps and ate them, Oh I it's a'and na in hen Monsieur Adolphe meets us ue t for a wa'k, He tals pto Gabrielia seid -e d. just "me we, ple0l'. Qqbriele,.:never lfookh It wee quite tre,. - Monesieur Adolphe had Swonderful gift of meeting with the Amboile party ' on promoensadea'.d athe of fiding ,. godreason to join them, or, rather, to jolt, Gahrielle, while the children ran hell-r. ekeltr behind and before them. Morev'er. in the evening after dinner he invaetihly joined the group of ladies in the couoryard in preference to stolliug out along the bouie. nards with his fatheh and the commanudant. It was very evdsfntwhrther all this was tending, and Madame Amboane alr.ead admitted to horelef that when Monsieur Adolphe did make an offer of marrisae it would matter very vastly what Gabriel e thought of him and of it. What she did ithink.iotwa not e .o,nrmnise. Since thot fret evening she had made no remarks to br innt 'in confideac:e respecting their neigh. bnur's son. uMadmel Amboinae was puzaled by her reti cces, yet it was platnthat she did not die courage h er elderly admirer, and, fromtbhe Slong, Ipensive fit that sometimes onvr °the-girl, her aunt thouaht itpoesihl thbat hi. marked sattentions might be maLktg a cos. quest of her wif el o.'thi They had not longz to wit. il.*?'e three welks of Morsieor Adolphe's hobli.y hati bone bp there tame an afternoon "o-n he dressed himself in a somlemn, closnlypltting , frok.coat antd irreoroachable c.,ntinla. tinos ; put his extremities into the uloseieet of hats, nilovee, nd boots, and neroched with a resolute step out of his pareri' front door to thatofthe adjacent house. ie we on his way to makes a formal demand for the hand of Monsieur le Commandant's to, nm lless niece. It was a ceremonious vioe,. ; The t commandant professed himself overnhihlmel with the honour done him i, the person of hi' adopted daughter. - The avocat declared that it was ho hite eli and nor other to whom hononr would holone,,] einceooeentile-'or ore won d trom'thp t".rieortl Mademoiselle O.hrielle was of mor'vaolne to e him than a,., distinction with- wl.,eh he might be templed. You know, cher Mor~ieur,'smaid the'com. mendant wih a shade of hesitation,' that rmy late lamented, brother had Icenea in business, My niece is abeolut' ly and entiry 'withmout dowry, end I am not in e position to rectify the deficiency.' S- Moeir ur' A'dolphe valved his ebin glove wtit the sir of ai mao"'awhb dlsmiees a trilling question. 'To a sordid' d ry nof Spound, shillings,, and pence I am Utterly indJfferent.' The lady's own charm' fgqrqp dowry more precious in my eyes thu a dir. moodmioe.' " To a negotiatIon carried on iaU this apanit there could be bht onwe ooucjusin. ionsieur tAmboise was only too delighted to-give hin unqualified, corlisent tothe avocet's unex pected ptoposal. andI .to feel uurd, as he bow*d his visitor oot, that here wie a very comfortahle,slution the uncom:orltble problem of his niece's future. ? That evening fallliberty' was accorded to the Ambolns children to ran whishgreneoer the spirit of misahlef might led thenm, while sol,,mn ?onleave,.wae held by their esniors over ,the momentoun.question of .Monsieur : :Adolphe' proposal. - I wish, ma niece,' began Monsieur I. Commandant, ' to have a few minutes' con versatioon with yon on. a m~st im??ntrant subject; I mean 'bout yotir fuutIa . Let e See-on arb;- I 'tbelieve, ithlr'eeand.twenty yiare of age ' - ' Thrteeand.twene y-? -mied.- Madame Am. hosel 'My dear Charles, she was nearly four-and.twenty when she came to us last May yptor' ;.....- . ' Ab, indeed,'; replied the commandant. i' You don't eallly ay'sof 'lshould icrtely have believed the time had flown so flear.' N ' N ce pronws youngier natfally', . mei ami,' re'urned Madame Ambolse 'and Swhat is more erlous is that:hen a grl has passed the ae of four-and.'tweaty wtbot a single offer of marriape she has afar chance of being an old maid.' o '. Yes, Indeed' added 'oii' eur 'Atoboiae. SAnd when, moreover, ase in our nieceal's dase, fthegirl has not aeor to blas lhertl, with, dffee of marriage are pcareely to br ex Sbtetd.t . - Gabrielle' undeirtanding would have Sneeded to be far duller than it actually was. fo hr notto hava seen whither all this wa' Sleading: I suppoes' h e suggeted, '-, that all men do eot fall in Iovewith money.' 'I doii't' lpose,' replied her ost,' that oy man positively fialls in love with money ; but when i'man thiake of marylrp, money Is neeesty,' and as a role a'yoong man cannot afford to' overlook a 'dwry.' 'And the few' who can afford it are not p lcie-tly' saiuoous,' sid the commR odant, lingerig hisl Itrmrp ciard with great satislft ion before eh played'it; but birdiplumect is comingto t he point cquqted for notl?in as f. .,s sf·cooaljmen;..wt.js qtraeji,, From - el'hsIsat wpos G oares onew r q?cet~tqli tbht Monsieur Adolpohswallte4; ke'ler bi iwif&e - • N ' ow. Ghaioltle' aterd' her n?"tle 'there Jienothlna yourl sut and I would like better than to-lsee ,you eomiortsabil arried to aman on -whose eharoter we could rely ; until lately, we'/have deprosect sof, o rd e beingt fullled. To' do?. out, hnd'hbaa beeu formally aeked in asrni s-rour htck of fortune making .no obstealc---by a maR ahomrwe might--' but the oummondaat's eloquence wal too prolix for his wif. - • ' Come. Gahrielle,' she-cried, interrupting him ' Guess whoit is 1,'1| give you three 'I don't uesd to guess,' .replied Gablello. . kuow witarut eneaslng: who ecbe coold it be hut Monsieur Adolph' Laeambre 1' S' Why, you ly little .pue,..yoU hoar gone and let roour bret. to him.; after aIll the outtingr rearks- you ,ll.,esde aleOu him -at irst. You needn't deny it. ' You have gone r cnimeon. It's perfectOl deltcons l' and I hadmre Ambole clapped h? hndns. ' It is an eacepallnally .ood match for at.y Iti,.' said MIoosfur Aomtois Then they went on -talbilte it oyer thot seed her no more quluone.; they tooh he' e ior cams and went;.hehr, hers bet act doable spedd. - ,A number pf pye?nerot'me ies ind solrmn proanIteecomcrowding itlt,' her mindd; wbir uould a she 'd? It woald b;e io I dreadful to t "en her ,r guaardiln'. Ilrtah' 'eiztctation byL telli|ng-im that -shp wa Sbound by pruinises nohhi t?f to marry's mat, whom hs wooulnever altO t her feetl sod loose witbvows suin tromises she - had always ,'qsidered 'such har,. u. ns wiqkod.fhe'did nut ,wish to be wl'ked heiselt,' ad phb did not wIsh to break por Joel's heasat; on tbhetheer hand, she did no" went to bh stool allbor hife,'an4 u to hert:. I 'timr of lifo a refui~st would'imaeo him nare unbappy, ad Iat- abt iot leut. she dared posshe itSitvepl dared not. fell the story of ber solasemeut wi:b Joerl whaie he wIs far arwe in Enlad. fhe had teve hoe

wen sokihing liks this; she was perfectl helple., :audeshe .Inew tha she .wnld he ,mirnetbi t,wLchebe waU se decidet? to nlug.' satid the omma d ut,is, postOls' sion, ,so boer threelis of our destl. ruom?i9. Whe.shal ,.,we ,'ag gotu b ?t?hemad, OGabrielle ?,',Yo know lon.?ieurA,&ibloh past the walit$r age he. wil be in a hu?o i bos te, tite fBud. . S in, lie week., or so, 1 should think.' esi .Wada?e Amhni.e,. or a coupls of months at the 4lat. ,N'est i pa , Gabriell SYeu ,kuow beet, me twnte.',. r b pid ,G?ahrjel ..lonbmiarlvel; ind, bamesv esid that, ebekoew ibatthe die ; tha she wee. o, far onthe downhill road .that tuDninbghack ws allsI hust ,impoeible snd than ahe had yielded without a strugele. rYve withbout coereion, every claim to womnll -onstencfl isnm, wnmtotnI. tuth. . :... (r i. c tes o, um.) n