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Newspaper TitleKyabram Union (Vic. : 1886 - 1894)
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article text BETWEEN 'THE TWO. hi ar. TitewLAk fOU n D.) CHAP'IJ R.III. It wars t o'clock one Friday morningr,. about' tn 'dayr after' Monsieur 'Arklp Lacambre had been aepted am tPe aflecemA husband of GOabrielle' Ambosiae-' o'clock on Friday morniug-that ito may, it wa, market amy in Si.' Z.,'; and 'the busiest boor of mnsrket day to boot.' in the narsow. ill-paved Grand. Place Ibers ws. a' dense crowd of buyers and sellrrs, satcklring' for elbow room, and chaflortag.' and bartering'ae if iiilr hope of tutor.e bhapt nnes depiandd"'on the economisnin of two.r hkremeooe,' more or loeae. The air Mas heavl with, the odour of richly ripened frail. ads alive. with a. suboub of gutturl'patiaand's' cackling of poultry.. Bnry' one was 'bar, *Vey ood was. I a huurry, and what witb hbe hest, ant the osm.'and the-crowd and the , o.tcalcly of. Kttsg the upper band In obo,. gainsu, every one uwas oem. or leas one of temper. Atlet.at, aot'galt every ooe.. fum Joel Chesier "wad in thae throng. rewrne4 from Englbdod falll weak eariert bhe wad mum stthe collage. end he wa to glad'o and hImself 'tha. Bite that b e we.o n radleat good hurmur wish every one-even with sthe beakete which joetld him elbows and th. cldummy 1folek wo made do bhi tom In fact, thi rdig incomuoiuenau Peasd elmoet unoosted olus he wee nokiag for Olatbrels Amboie.' Se alwarm came lonmarket om a. Friday morulug, earryimi a pootUmiaunat. waite. old' Iaet in attendance carred a ales beakes. Toye did the bargaining in 1rm86. its fabhion, and ii geasrally loo avery? oug' while so make she bsheskst heavi r' Marut could carry i, and the portemoonae mO lighter sthan good management woald allow. Joel, friom sthe vantage ground uo bM superior satcure caned the crowd ewager). bet not'" imsatleatly. I. should m.a ber-. theat re enough. BHe had miased her fa sealy lsix weekhas few mimaase more or Ies at the sad of shaiwas nothing. Meanwhile ; morethan ode seduactive odaer of merchaedie. w eemade hehime. ' densal wants taineimelonf ?called eatb white~cmpredameeketworana. 'Or a ue 'hbat of nushrooma. oreosm9 potatoer ?euggested her regabour.'" * e quiet, eagid d cried: a hbird; doI' thou note it se she A6nglae whoita's e Pensiorn"'wittt Malivesi One dome sot buy vegetablee when one is "an pen',ia Tiena.Yona Moner. me. wrt I can melt berd, ano aebeld at a bench of late rao.ves * lue som to afgr qea.he added, sedoctly.t STheme imo e ntaWl ,ikeIt in thwb ' o ieme amed Isritt, an i biowu sans inded startle e. I we hnin frl withiso dnsin -o oe yon elee, dmis. He whoat'betw~emu ooven .t.erd;P and dS, Tlat.ehelmed npt ws' the auntaetohlqew marde a radsiants ib 14 n e, lbcase' . illuminated mmm he o hf J ieý M ie " el wei wIe donrr s a. the jth sd oe arbeO igaoe Prs Iace. beoely inteit on the lMkage t. ('.ali) - oud. othltekle.' 'bin own .dew Oabutelkl it was wouditisil, qgeraderieg tbm. maniloldr obstele, oetweqO, tbreeieh w iWheb Joel mde hie wad as her. e Tot h he chickens will wortbh hrea francl., Mtemdanrwoe e; ere w so., nYou jast. Moudazepl'retoured Obofell.a with becoming hstewtisalp Iavity ; ' acs a prig is absrbridtculouq fly mon mIDa sf bhe wenit rntet. b geraO.-bet. muebui '5 aIo5 J 1 blush' 10'wr a.oie ki'fice ' 'it foe" whlk ahi1Feiadt~te 't''srtni dubb d(osr brad a she uidtnbiqit lawligd trieqstns'mue d deoly; fct to' fue;, end sbb'h d no idetfwhe& she ahonld may to htd,. '''d ayddrliag I' he' meld, softly, 1 'haeen iabtled' you. 'Forgive ms e for inkinng iam aribbri apeanuse. ' Itla to sodsltolouba [oMa Dif, 'tspe~d GObrttlle, 'roa dIR F indeedstMoatle' me." P'"wa thinking of oa thiamorninsi'ead I maid o myself," HeB now abourta we moe In England."' And om are glad m to d you utscalosa lialed! ay It wa a mioe miaslke to haee eads.' " ''Oh yea ye. of cOarse, hut yon umuSt'. etand lere in ohs market' talking to maw There Is no dod to the thing. people'wig 'I don't oru.' returned Joe(, oddfactoolp eit'thenr'my what they like.'", I brsav nob a lot tome, myself.' 'SueIat!*, rete onstrettd Othr~~nt.11 ceta very much, sad you ought not tostate. me'utcoisfthssble' I 'too hare things to. tell you. 'hot Iaeenno, tall tom'you here' i SThen' when and whend will youi tell tit Whenc bcold you 'nin 'ag "walk by the. river?' 'Every'mloue "I' havs' beenma · things have-'beeanooiatguton my' head hat I wanted, to 'ar to You." Can't' 'Marie sttle' about three tupti obioben without' ical Se.. I hve broughi you themerumet.' '' Ili very kind 'of you,'.' shreptied de p rately. ' bus I mutt not rake them; there mum no douhbt a doctsn people looking, at ae whe wall,'rei'san'in mating msimeblef of tbihem; ac meally, .l:cauuot take slimromem.' . ' Medemoiselle me.: mere Marie at thIn, Inrnt'ire," she woa'givees tie she obickeme. foeuty'': ,:: 1_... 'Very good;' msyr fdbrtelle, but the aymit. its the tame tou'of'ycfe'n wtth whichekee lhib'av elA * vny bed,' . ' - "Thmo'kvL, ·ileadm ihe:waw to therulhoL sells".. 85iy eie -itt no-ins 'to walt foat Madamodllto "day: and eke feet'lahat'tt'iam trer trytag to have this leon maccoome misle talk tu. f lufgereluq ry4e I rtlt 01 of@1 Oil tL Zste.tShe woade ess an etp.be It. ' tiptj~, aeý =wkaW ls~ISe rkd ptl s would it ' eif. be knew; Isieaeoiskytak a hed 'Am aoe ov er as hee,' did ean likely toa *to walkirgd taOyhth Ye market haet mss .s e's' mae Gabrielle So JTosl, who "e bilwalking beside her, I mrplore you tooa ,IOM gtngi'"rhs5 Joel elejetedly. -I mruct'elasouedoing anythog elee. I'm I .an IvBotheredoam YooLseeb durolng six esr:ll absne frr m-. the plce,I .Dd for Tithel was my one in it h you. Bt Il ef I go,r when do you think the children wllbeeia ttheh Ireoe esein r I really don't know.- have heard nothing o * eboet isIb peape' they won't have sry Itow"e this term. " ' Joel wee quite p uiaed, her manner wee eo that I. too muche of a mood thin,' tbe nswered quickly. * You most lthist on thetr Staving Iesse.. Iteouronrcl chece of ievislh one another.' w 'IT see ; I11 do what I acnhat- don't 'snake too sure. Bee, thoee Is Sidame Li cambre. Good bye.' Bother Madame Lecambre.' eald Joel Iriousl . ' Good- bye. Do try andooma for watroll by the river this erning.' Then 'J'el are left lone inSte joatileg rowd, with hie rejected bouquet in hes hand 'e ilroked at it for a moment a itf be plted rsed thnll tShrew it on She aroend to be trerpled out of rcognition on the hot etouee -of the pavement. ' Gebr tele' sad tadame Laeambre at the .earlit opportunthy. 'ee 0 notb that the U.gliush Professor with whom y0u were walking end talking thie moraning I wars,' replied Gabrietle very meekly. And saw him offerrou a bouquet. My deer girl. Adolphe would. hae xcemely an nied it e he ard about it. You meet e e,,emher that a very slight foundation e ai g. Therolln wee folio you about and Sat ing to you quite familirarly. I beg you desire ywonu So be more reserted and diree in 'heetreete.p aebrhelle war too 'thankful toeoare with. out a rigid trose.xaseinatbo to repent thie eoture. ' She would have lsatened meekly to a mnch moee violent tirade rather than prolong she dieuctson bye defending hoer When Maderme Lecarbre had aritd her .ey, she closed the oubje orby beating a entreat. That evenlng Joel wandered backward ad oesward'adog 'the river path werd once or 'tice he bad ad She good fortuane to meet Ohrdiellestrnlln with her unruly charges. taint on that particualar occasion, alhouh he weited for her unotil the tarme blinkhed down cm him nAeymptreticeally, he waited in eva'. e did not blaime her; even when be rew wesry of hit lonely' tasting place, he eriedto blame himself for being so aoe' mosiblc as toexpeut her to keep a half promie, and when he head tonaed a huondred eroed rearon fo Wbee absence, he turned and tark hisb homeweed'way: " '[bi did tot'ledbm'ot necessity peat the wo' honused iwthsFeeho ldeg Orapenatier; evrtelteseo. ebuesetat it eobuld she bing enoreatifatory to hiedisapponted eripecta tione: But the outride view of closed ehutters d doos did notiproeveey soothingl. and an'the dimlyoighted, silent roa bhad a at ned depreeslagefect, as he thought bow tar how eagerly he bd teavelld apparentlly for ooshcng but to realrsee how forlorn a man can 6 e osyaslhe no utered along, he beard 'teps and voies eoming torward him, eand just where a gos laemp made recognition grtaibe, he meta family partys of wich hbe erecogised the fit group aso a glance. It consisted of the Lacambres and Ambultes. Ilehind them walied a etranger to Joel. a nsort, sarkt man, and with him a lady, to whom he ue taelking eaerly, aend who.. and retted on hise arm. ,Joet'sheart reo a great. Ijup; the gas damps seemed to hoeot en. i asee of light sntg so lluminate the firas of these two lie ot unowa to him, the other known .o rell. At tost be almosbt doubted bi wtl eyes-almost fancied that oGabrslle'e sace was so strongly fixed in hit thoughts that 'Av. imglination was playing him a triSk. 'hey'. passed close by him. Apparently abree did not tsea him, yet he raised hie bit mecbhnially and then tne to look alter. her. ' Who Is that, mon amle?' he beard She man ask. Surety it was a mistake No moan could call Gabriellre M1111% etme t' think it was the children'se English rantder,' cam back Gabriele'a anwer on atestill night air. Joel's frameof mind that et washr y no meanse enviable. For the eqntter of thaet, Gabriell was quite as little b corvted. EsHer one reget was that he e nowritatenher letter breaking with her Slosve before she was so far on with lt mew:..II had seemed each a foemidable ndertaklng that she had, staved it oif to the last moment. andb had, staved it of too tong... ".... ... SShe did not think she ceuld posaibly mactsr courage to tell him to hie facethat 'Oe bd played him oals -at the fat trmp. ation. She knew she would have to ear a torrent of reproach fro him If ahe gave him ehectopportunity of reproahinglg her; for rho she hs ad 'ectrivd to justify hercon. duct andlerSeLf, got expect to saccesd dnIusngfylnrlfto'him.htm- was too hot. beaded and. romantic to. Iiten to the ara' dos~dto ofpredenosdcsnmn ~srn'eenee She bed had great difficulty in seronading bInmst tca. biga love. for her a secret ; he wuuln certainly, think' she ought ta have told him "li that bad pamad. between. thsm; to have Senefuedl'' ItonaSlr. Adolpha'e advantageous *fer;ivrd have se heasslP in opoition to Seer guardiane, to teslet on a tong, weary *ngagntoent, which might, after all, oome to nothling.. . . . " . . -For how could she be sure that Joel would ft true to her for an inJennltely long time. ' and. would woek'on'patintly,'withost regret. 'fiigtbhat be' had' so hampaered himself. She tbotuht it' more than' likely that his esrudence would base put an end to their eomancq someday, even if eke had not taken 4hilisit i ative. ' 'That was the only possible end to such Edily-ysee.' folly'; 'it' was nothing else. 1' asle'h'pity'one 'had' to pay sthh a price for dully. Ifit oculd be only all rubbed out as if it had Geyer been. if the' inal word of the mastter' wete 'otly spoken I He bed looked ' 'etartlled 'whenbe hid met, 'er.waklug: 'wll Monsieur' Adolpphe. He mutt have an dubling.' Well, he ihoeld know all about it to'mrruw; If pn, ink,' and paper could ".ttl. the thing.' theyshould stttle it. And .hdn';Gabrgllle put herself, tobed and tried to IIb tokle· and after she bd 'tried In vein ng";a''long tims, she' buried her ftae do her pillow and wept bitter tear. of self. reproach, without' quite' knrowig whether is 'edashberpst folly or ber' present treachery Shat'lsy so heavy on her mind. CHAPTER IV. *'SturInday was ust reception dA. at the Maleo Ambolse. and Joel was notso ~lull mate a friend othe amil'~r tatr he eboulld 5'ceasn btmelf.I·"' ':eCptth6~ies theda .after he hadlLi agpe1 o abril~le In the 'G~iande Place, he did* after duedellberatlon, Unickat~ her unclee door' and ask If he m· ould se."MOneisur in· COIhUsL.nsan on prI. waile businwes of importance. ' e6bhe orderly looked, surprIsed. Ns was eeni's used so open 'the doscr to the English urofseeor, and to tel the roang ladles eub. mequently Ihat Ibsy wret wantadln the salle .detud.'. hut to announce him on a byday. .Dicntieur le Commandanrt, was quite anoothra matter.· When he reunemd to she kitchen, Jeanispaculaled, wll, Masi as to whatsuch' * intl might 'macn. sod Marie took'th 'ccaslon to 5th ealJn how Monsieur 'Bm'· eliog'. bad spoken to mademoiselle, and stisedhar mess the day before. ·I· fol,' aeld Jean; rustsr, in~dsed.l It de mor Monsieur Atfolphe to psovide ramse, I lsouldsay. ., 'Shereofused them.~ said.. Mele, 'with fttthe:meantimeJeelhla'iieaat bating in dOLeqnhleuck time, was,pac~ing she drawing. woom and rheacing his opening sentences eabtie.. ha awaited the. apheaurace at (iahjlle'e luardian.' Ths commandantr uabdhisciaete InPl ithe coaorsard. and 't~hee cange ~hle Qreesee~owo forhbt an' dres obat. The I~s of Important htneoae with~the Enalish peufeqeor did not alimalats b~iecunloelsy o~rr huryht so,tmenie. ... ·'You have known· ma for some 'time., Macsitar Amhnsee' Just beean,u as aneas the ogma bowing and nreaing wrem ovrn. *1 5 ned nol, I 'belier, s.8ec ioon ayfrfrtberr frbthen you have under tour oem that( ~maman of respectale birth nd educe' 5t .Thenerma·ndaslt bowed; sot seing what dlsis beginningomight lead ts, he. maintained erdl~aclretlhace'~. ;' "' .' ... I "tsOf1nouns, I am nut at al-arich~o man continued Joel' 'IndeedrM~o If ou nowth Cesuipt by my salry abtheoollegs, you no ao 4btaranheeapa ooers.' ' . I. miL~le tisarbedgsiu,and felt atllmoirea de thedacby·~.~ 'r ' t~I. .I havammatiomeg myurommeaaame nr m, mosimen.' maid Joel brevie himself for the peas pelt. * kmose I de ot warst to einlet ti Ise .o to. mlsrepemsent my pooltios in any way. Of. eoiee,- moat paoptets tould mead very reh after what I have fjust said, IfIl goo omn that I wishb to enter into an Dgsgafe-I mean an euateement to be married.' Monsieulr Ambole opened bia eyes m wide a he could, pured up bia lips,. and shat k ha head miowly. If yto have dome me thebotnerot comies tome formp advice,' he m aid, deciderly, * it will soon begiven. Unless the Iay has a fortune to sppl y your deficit, ton hal better pt snob a project oet of yoar brad.' Wel.' replied Joel, ruefully, 'though your opinion im so decided, and thouhb erverthlin depends on your opinion, I cunot tkte 31 at onca The lady buhu't a penny:; hut he ia and to betug poor ; sbe doeen't mlr df overty atall.' It is easy for a woman not to mird poverty,' returned the other, dry'y, * e lone as poverrty doesn't m1akeileat 0 et oven forcibly. She would mind. it falt enough when- the time comes in which she he toa look six times at every seon before ithe ve. touretodecide whether it habU go tn i, buteher, the milkman, he baber, or rti e clothier, and when tee begine to be dmtn.I for debts which she could not help int cutning' Bat,' argued Joel., it a woman has heen traited in poverty it mast make a difference.' SIt can make no difrence to fact., my good ir. Food and clothing are face, on is houeroom, and they all mema an incomer it they are to he eaojyed. As to a womb,,. training, why, it she hm bhen trulned to secarcity she knows what is ti. and will cer. tainly try to marry to better hereetf; that is if bshe has any sene. I could give a nee in point. And as to yourself, if you are poor, you have, without flattery, certain pereonnal advante b which you mlgbt easily win . wife and a fotune.' ' That is really neither here nor there, said JoeL ' Of coure, I ahold net have presumed to come to talk this matter over with you if you bad not bad some epecial coneation with it. I have secarcely any hopeof a favoorable amwer after what you have said; nevertheles,' here Joel's heart beat eo that be could hear it, * I had hoped that you would sanction my e tagaemenat to your niece.': 'I fear, Monsieur.' replied the coma mandan, ' that rour misglvings are well founded. Under no circumstances could I have approved of seao an Improvident or. rangement. But there is a further and even more substantial barrier, of which, I should think, you cano scarce be ignorant. My aiece is already enged to be married in October to my old friud, Monsieur Adolphe Lacambee.' . To may that Joel was Mtanned by this mn. nounoement is to may very little. He had come to Monsieuar Amboise fully esolved or making a desperate effort toot an end to ac ambigulous position. He had reckoned that, even if her unocle refused hbls suait the ope achnowledgment that her word bad' he bt plighted to-him would et her apart in some degree for bhim. He thought it paoeile he mitht all down the anger of the Amnibises by telling thesecret of theirenesrement. ba he had never for a moment immagined that he shoold be met by the news that thtiren' gr ment existed no longer-that it was can. celled by one more definite and more advan to roes. go ros from his seat, and took a step forward. 'It is impoesible, Monsleur,' he gapped 'it is imporhible that she can have given her consent; she has been coercedintoearing she wilt marry.' Nothing of the kind, Monseleur Chester. It grievesa me to see yon so deeply pained ; line naturally I cannot listen to any euch ren. mantm on family mattien which do not con cern an oatsider.' Joel' throat war dry his tongue felt ton large for his month, his bead swam, and he was not sure whether the geat tears which prtised in bluroing hi eight were not Snd ig their way down him cheeks. ' Can I see Mademoi.ellefor amoment?' he asked. 'I must nay one word to her. I have a right tomkb this much.' 'Certainly not, Monsleur.' As the com mandant spoke he rose to terminate the interview. ' on are pektng very uon reonaly. Yo must pardon me, utI have an appointment which I cannot delay any longer. Take my advice, and put this mattel out of your thoughts as quickly as poe. Bible, Andthe commandant bowed htis angry and perplexd visitor Out, Late thAt veag a note wa met to the laison Ambotme. It wee addressed to Mademoiselle Gabrielle, and was intended to be delivered with the greatest privacy into her band ' M Dantre,' it ran,. 'what ln this that I hear? What cruel presure has been put upon you to make you g8 back from yor plihted word? I shall not realy believe that we are separated till you tell me yourself that you have given me up.-Yours, J. C.' .But the messenger bluandered, and knocked at the wrong door; and the. note was not delivered in Mademoiselle's own hands. . It was bhanded instead to Monaieur Adolphe Lacambre. Now it le orear that Monsleur Adolphe was not devoid of honour and uprl bues ; still. it ia easier to tell what be did than to explain how he came to do it. fe notne and read the note, and then he ee s ,u.to a thousand fragmente, so that never one word of is reached the eye it was intended for, Oabrlelle herself had been much exercised pil the afternoon with the composaition of a letter, thuch longer than the one qnoted aboy,- in which she eat forth at great length the many Rood resons she had had for act lug during her lover' ab eeanc it be old not exist. " 'Of course,' she aid.,'her affection for Monsieur Adotphe would never equal' he pesionate love she had imen to her old lover; but then the pasasion had heron foolinh and reprehensible, 'while her sentri mnte towatde Monsleur At'ph were seanc. Sioned-hy her guardianm, et.' When the letter bad heroen carefully rend over and sated - she carried it out and tao it into the post with her own huand, to ebt it due time it reached ;poor 'Joel, apparensly in anreer to his own.. ", h e When this wars done Gabtielle felt atoe sderable Iload cit e milnd Jtel waedod with now. She must do her best to avoie him, which- would he easy enough wbcuhb. college reopened la few wmseks he mar ringe would put an enRd to the difficult ela. adiore . - - . - He' epltlte tore at the thought that hek haed soar at hemel straight I she em more Inclined. to be oaffectionate to MonsIeur Adolphe thah's be had ever felt before. ' aot Mosrtor Adolphe seemed anher prs.occa. pied that- evening gat times even depratmd and when -abrielle vantured to ask-ham ii anything ailed hIm, he told her that he had had a laItter which had woded him. S'Nothing eriucls, I hope? id G abrielle. fedlin that her onm*'e roind muat he her -'I 'canona Monrtrod ~slen. Adolphe. 'I'mmraled it is serione: that I., So tomb one-i do nrot mean to mynaif,' -If Moneleur Adoipheer eyeehiddhanlara. and beautiful instoad of tmal~i ad nalttce. mtngtiali09rLe miaht have notlced it, it rlalotive expresson a he lookeLd ino - bet 'It Sm ititd of cme-a -·1ma I knowr very wall--i potlion I am muck attached Io.' he continued, with a warmth quilte unusull. to him 'who is in a verytad postion just now. fe would like me to go to Pangr and he with him for the nexar weaano.' 'A-nd chal you -go?' - ased Gahbiele, somewhatsu~rpnieod to hear for rho fret lime of. a feisod who had mo much hold on htr fiancee feulings 'Oh. i..r I shall certailyb go, with all poamible-haste, -.1 shall tahe the stly State to·u~orrow from -Cahore Perhaps Iceght tohave· made the ef·Ogi to go to~nlgio, lot I wanted io talk to ron Brat' - 'And who aebe, this friend of you~r.? Haove ion known him a long time? - -' Yes, I haet kaonen him for eec.; not' en welr!~ might have known him, butas 'tell am nyhoda doee, Hemr ather a queer flalow to -mease, and-le ave him-somes had advice not long mao-that's what km brought tim into trouble, YouI tee, I muet inland. by him.' - 'I auppoeeyo mutt,' replied Gabrlelie. 'And wba·tiethe~reyoncauoforhhim Is he in money trouble, or what?' 'Well,' maid Monaleur Adolphel owering hta tone anti waoching-hacrlbtmly, ita an afalor of the-hearS, and a very delicate amen tess anlr Ivn bad otuntetior, and I am chietil to blame for the hobble my friend 'Dear me I exclaimed aibele~ll. 'I had no. idea you had emmc helpad, with match making. - oo, do eetoieh mel' - . !.?- mtonisb motteif,' he~ soptiedwlith; a rimI sm~ile. I fsacisd l.1o l wedm omethiung oI po~iatmeoethe bus, I.-.wauti. ,You eti scarclyblievel me when!! taythat -r I was lotaflp dateivad.- Of conomawsy~p irrftrisiou mad wibt my eupeu? e of it. 1 don's I-ke, to feel 1 beve bae Iiposed spoun' I ' t bow wre yoe impoed o1 I anl'tI make out cleTaly wbat the o i or whba you have to do wih it.' SUnortunately. I can'' tell you tbe hole toby. It wouldn't do to betray my frienad o"naiiene. But I am *ore you would pity Sim from your bees if you knew bow biterly t a i dlappointed in the woman I-be 'hit is, 1 persuaded him. to propos to. Lorkily be ba found not alI tbe r0erhief hefore it in too late. and I am goig to Parie to brak off blhoengement for ia. What he wanted fallio ilove so madly. at bil time of life I eant imulio. It will cost him many a mieisable boar; but he has ome sPrielet, and be prersn to ufior ti * bup :rrchh tban to ie himnlt for lie to a women twho tie no idea of iroth o0 coOa1tsec.' * Perhape he is right.' said Gbhrielle; * bat I am nt sure. Of coorse, no woman can be faoltle.h-perhape be tl over seves?.' * No, he mn'c--o, ha is'tl,' returned Hono mimr Adolphe. * told you he it rather odd, oI. hee quite right about thbi. I dare sy rine men out of fen would have taken it philonophically. Be l the tenth,, and be can't.' * I'm awfully sorry for him' sld Gabrielle. I hope he'll oon get over it. * Thank you-on bie behalf. Ill tell him you are sorry for. him. I'm sare be will vnlue your slmpathy.' I And you o early to-morrow mornin r' ' Yea' answered Monsieur Adolphe very adrly, quite 'esrly-o I will eI y ood-bye tonight. ' And when oshll you come back ' , SCome hbck-hb ye--yes-I muns write to yin and tell yon Ial about btat-mow, adieu.' Then Monpieur Adolphbe, who, durnla bhI strictly Gallic coourtbhp, bad not ventured on ruch' a familiarity, drew Gabrielle'e ftce towarddl him and preeed hit fint iod lsat kis on her lipe. The promised letter from, Paris wee not long in comingl ; it contntts were Try taertling. This was how Monsieur Adolpbh aiplifid bhie fired's story. ' You molt forgive me when I confre that I is speakini in pereblel at.our lest conver. aStion.: The aifficulttie I spoke of wese real, hot the friend'wea imsainary. The deception was prcticed on wme io proprel perpron. The engarpement tobeo broken il the one which has ezisltd between aon and me. I will bh any blame you choose to lay upon me, rather then falfil bat engagement, lilce I know tha 'yo were already brhnd by your own tree choice when you accepted my offer of marriage. In my eyoe thatprevioeu proaise of yrur renders worthles any promise made subhequently tome. A. IAOAMBRE.' Beyond this there wa no word to show how deeply be was eufferinr, and how cruelly be felt himself wronged by the only woman he bed ever loved. The Ambtrirse were. very ?nry wilthevey body-with Monsieur Adolphe, with On. hrielle, and with the Englilh profesor. It was, however, impossible to give vent to their ager without eenting a scandal, which they preferred to avoid. They choei, vs their wiset course, to niniuate' that Adolphe Lacambre had repented of hi bhlty engage ment, and had found it impoelibleto Kiv.e uo his bachelor bhbit ; ithat perhaps it vua well, lince the match was in many ways on suitehle. Reepecting Joele anfortunate pait in the noairno word wa breathed ded , odd Joel, a Professor of English at the Collele f St. Zite, wue loon a tbiol of the put. Before he left the pl?ce he head that Ohrielle'e marriage to Monsieur Adolphe wea notto be, but he made nooeffort to ee her ain. Once or twice when he longed to look into her sweet, dark ees, e took her letter-the only one be had ever received from her -and re-read it, until at let he knew it by heart. Finally. years afterwards, it was committed to the flamee by no les a per* sonage thea Mrs.JoelCbester, whoee maiden name does not belong to this eory ; nor does our chronicle .o on to ay what was the ualimate fte of Gabrielle Amboi.., . [TLa ES.]