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Chapter NumberXLIV
Chapter TitleTHE PROMISE
Chapter Urlhttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article76482408
Full Date1894-02-06
Page Number4
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Word Count603
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Last Corrected0000-00-00
Newspaper TitleThe Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950)
Trove TitleA Terrible Wrong
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? CHAPTER XHV.

TUP) TROMISE, . I

Dolpres was served with dinner at

six o'olook, and Elspoth mournod at hor lack of appetite, and at the* pallor that roplacocl the colour which exoito

nient had brought to her cheeks dur ing the afternoon, The old serving woman, liko Lady Glonmorris, was struok by tho ohargo a few hours had made in tho young girl, and did not fail also to note hor air of hopelessness and dejection, that contrasted so singularly with hor youth. ' Surely, you're pining for fresh air andohaugo, Miss Dolly,' osokimed

mmj vm Tvyinnui ' jld b no wool 10 uac staying indoor and working so hard at pour age. You need tho country, or iomo relaxation, in my opinion, You shouldn't bo staying in this fin© oven ing, but thero is m ono to bo taking you to a concert, or tho liko, ana you've no.friend's houso to rin into. It's an ill thing to be so alane in a ' tho warl,' Miss Dolly.' ' But I need not stay in all tho evening 1' cried Dolores, eagerly, ' I do want fresh air, Elspoth, and ox orciso. Let us go out for a ramble. Wo can walk uutil we oomo upon a cab, and I should liko to go to Bel gravo-squaro, Wo might, perhaps, soo Lord St. Maur, Elspoth, and I would give much to sqq him, ' Will you go with mo P' 'Tdgo withy© ony whore, Misa Dolly, and you know that,' declared Win f\)r\ TOAWinn H IMmna'a v\a lmvm

in going to Bolgravo-squaro, that I can see. Wo should got thoro boforo hia lordship's dinner hour, and would bo sui'O to eoo him, if tho blinds weren't doom, ' Tian't ovory time wo'd havo tho luok o ' last night.' Sho brought out her mistress's hat and cloak and put thorn upon hor. That sho put on her own wraps, and Dolores led tho way downstairs and into tho stroot. A feverish dosiro had oomo upon her to soo again, herself unseen, Lord St, Maur, The tio of relationship bo tweon thorn, while it could not be ac knowledged, and while it was to hor a source of the bitterest shame, had

sweetness. She lovod and admirod tho grand old poor with a gvoat onthusiasin, Sho wad looked boneath tho outor hardness and bittornoss that oharaotor isod him, and liad found that ho poa* sesaod a noblo uoul, a groat, strong, true, and tondor naturo, A keen sympathy had boon es tablished between tho old lord and his unaoknowlodged granddaughter, and sho thought that aa Molcombo'n wifo kthe should often soo him had al ready brought itn sharo of comfort to tho girl. Yet, in spite of all tho arguments she brought to fortify hor rosolvoa, sho shrank from a mamago with Molcoiubo with ft shrinking that in oroased with ovory moment, Ho would come for her answor thin ovon ing and sho could not put him oW longer, Before giving him hiu an swor, sho yoarnod to soo hor lovor, Sir Basil Nugont. What moro pro bable than that ho might bo thero to night P The two— tho alondor crirl and tho

sturdy old 8orving-woman«—hunio(l along tho stroots until thoy onoou«» terod an empty cab, whioh thoy signalled, and ongagod for thoir oxcursion. Tho journoy to Bolgravo-square was made , through tho shadows of tho early gathering ovoning. Tho streot lamps woro lightod, ehopa woro at their gayost, and pooplo woro mov ing swiftly along tine stroots, tho March air having a keen ohill in it to-night, (To bo oontinuod)