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TBA-S'SLVreD FBbX TSB BSMUS OF QOSTHB.
chapter Xii. (Continued.)
He found himself the first person awake
oh bid domain. The laborers seemed to
be staying away 100 long: they came; he
thought they were too few, and the work
set out for the day too slight for his de
sires.' He inquired for more workmen ;
they were promised, and in the course of
the day they came. But these, too/ were
not enough for him to carry his plans
out as rapidly as he wished. To do the
work gave him no pleasure any longer ;
it should all be done. And for whom ?
The paths should be gravelled that Ot
tilie might walk pleasantly upon them ;
seats should be made at every spot and
corner that Ottilie might rest on them.
The new park house was hurried for
ward. It should be finished for Ottilie’s
birthday. In all he thought of all he did,
there was no more moderation. The
sense of loving and of being loved, urg
ed him obt into the unlimited. How
changed was now to him the look of all
the rooms, their furniture, and their dec*
orations. He did not feel as if be was in
his own house any more. Ottilie’s pres
ence absorbed everything. He was utter
ly lost in her; no other thoughts ever rose
before him; no conscience disturbed him;
every restraint which had been laid upon
his nature burst loose. His whole being
centered upon Ottilie. This impetuosity
of passion did not escape the Captain,
who longed, If be could, to prevent its
evil consequences. All those plana which
were now being hurried on with this im
moderatrspeed, had been drawn out and
calculated for a long, quiet, easy execu
tion. The sale of the farm had been com
pleted ; the first Instalment had been
paid. Charlotte, according to the ar
rangement, bad taken possession of it
But the very first week after, she found it
more than usually necessary to exercise
patience and resolution, and to keep her
eye on what was being done, in the
present hasty style uf proceeding, the
money which had been set apart for the
purpose would not go far.
Much bad been begun, and much yet
remained to be done. How, could the
Captain leave Charlotte in such a situa
tion? They consulted together, and
agreed that it would be better that they
themselves should burry on the works,
and for this purpose employ money which
could be made good again at the period
fixed for the discharge of the second in
stalment of what was to be paid for the
farm. It could be done almost without
loss. They would have a freer hand.
Everything would progress simultaneous
ly. There were laborers enough at hand,
and they could get more accomplished at
once, and arrive swiftly and surely at
their aim. Edward gladly gave bis con
sent to a plan>whicb so entirely coincid
ed with his own views.
Daring this time Charlotte persisted
with all her heart in what she bad deter
rained for herself, and her friend stood
by her with a like pnrpose, manfully.
This very circumstance, however, pro
duced a great intimacy between them.
They spoke openly to one another of Ed
ward’s passion, and consulted what had
better be done. Charlotte kept Ottilie
.more to herself, watching her narrowly ;
and the more she understood her own
heart, the deeper she was able to pene
trate into the heart of the poor girl. She
am no help for it, except in sending her
It now appeared a happy thing to her
that Lucian a bad gained each high hon
ors atilhe school; tor her great aunt, as
soon as she heard of it. desired to take,
her with her, and bring her out into the
world. Ottilie could, therefore, return
Umber. The Captain would leave them
well provided for, and everything would
be as it had been a few months before ;
indeed, in many respects belter. Her own
position in Edward’s affection, Charlotte
thought she could soon recover ; and she
settled it all, and laid it all oat before her
self so sensibly that she only strengthen
ed'herself more completely in her delu
sion, as if it were possible for them to re
turn to their old limits—as if a bond
which had been violently broken could
again be joined together as before.
In the meantime Edward felt very
deeply the hindrances which were thrown
in his way. He soon observed that they
were keeping him and Ottilie separate ;
that they made it difficult for him to
speak with her alone, or even to ap
proach her* except in the presence of oth
ers. And while he Was angry about this,
he wns kngry at mauy things besides. If
he caught an opportunity far a few hasty
words with Ottilie, it was not only to as
sure her of his love, but to complain of
his wi:e and the Captain. He never felt
that with bis own irrational haste be
was on the way to exhaust the cash
box. He found bitter fault with them
because in the execution of the work they
were n »t keeping to the first agreement,
and vet he had been himself a consenting
party to the second; itfdeed, it was he
who had occa-i ned it and made it nec
Hatred is a partisan, bat love is even
more GO. Ottilie hi so estranged herself
from Charlotte and the Captiani
As Edward was c< mplalniag one day
t•on l- ttn Utter, saying that ho was
treating him like a friend, or, under the
circumstances, acting quite uprightly, she
“Ihave once or twice had a palnibl
feeling that he was not quite honest with
yoq/T heard bib mjU> Charlotte,
Tf Edward would hut spare tut that eter
nal flute of bis! He can make• nothing,
of ft, and it is too disagreeable to listed'
to bim.’ You imagine how it hurt
me, when I like accompanying you so
Shahad scarcely uttered thewords when,
her conscience whispered to her that she
had much better have! been sileut. How*
ever, the thing was said.. Edward’s feat*
urea workedvinlently, Never bad any
thing stung him more. /He was touched
on histenderest point. • It was his amuse?
meat; he followed It like a child. He
never made the slightest pretensions;
what gave him pleasure should be treated
with forbearance by his friends. He
never thought how intolerable it is for a
third person to have bis ears lacerated by
an unsuccessful talent. He was not in
dignant ; be was hurt in a way which he
could not forgive. He felt himself dis
charged from all obligations.
The necessity of being with Ottilie,
of seeing her, whispering to her, ex*
changing „his confidence with her, in
creased with every day. He determined
to write to her, and ask her to carry on a
secret correspondence with him. The
strip of paper on which be had, laconi
cally enough, made bis request, lay on
his writing-table, and was swept off by a
draught of wind as his valet entered to
dress his hair. The latter was in the hab
it of trying the heat of the iron by pick
ing up any scraps of paper which might
be lying about. This time his hand tel)
ou the billet; he twisted it np hastily,
and it was burnt. Edward observing the
mistake, snatched it out of bis handa
After the man was gone, he sat bims-If
down to write it over again. The second
time it would not rub so readily off his
pen. Jt gave him a little uneasiness; he
hesitated, but he got over it. He squeezed
the paper into Oitilie’s hand the first mo
ment he was able to approach her. Ot
tilie answered him immediately. He put
the note unread in his waistcoat pocket,
which, being made abort in the fashion
of the time, was shallow, and did noi
hold it as it ought. It worked ont, and
fell without bis observing it on the
ground. Charlotte saw it, picked it up,
and after giving a hasty glance at it,
reach it to him.
“Here is something in your handwrit
ing,” she said, “which you may sorry to
He was confounded. Is she dissem
bling? be thought to himself. Does she
know what is in the note, or is she de
ceived in the resemblance of the hand.
He hoped, he believed the latter. He was
warned doubly warned ;. but those
strange accidents, through which a high
er intelligenbe seems to be speaking to
us, bis passion was not able to interpret.
Rather, as be went further, and farther
on, he felt t be restraint under which his
friend and bis wife seem to be holding
him the more intolerable. His pleasure
in their society was gone. His heart was
•Closed against them, and though he was
obliged to endure their society, be cocld
not succeed in re-discovering or re-ani
imating within bis heart anything of bis
old affection for them. The silent re
proaches which be was forced to make
to himself about it, were disagreeable to
him. He tried to help himself with a
kind of humor,, which, however, being
without bve, was also without its usual
Overall such trials, Charlotte found as
sistance to rise in her own inward feel
ings. She knew her own determination.
Her own own affection, fair and noble as
it was she would utterly renounce.
And sorely she 1 mged to go to the as
sistance of the other two. Separation,
she knew well, would not alone suffice to
heal so deep a wound. She resolved
that she wouli speak openly about it to
Ottilie herself. But she could not do it.
The recollection of her own weakness
stood in the way. She thought she could
talk generally to her about the sort of
thing. ;But general expressions about
“the sort of ihing” fitted her own case
equally well, and she could not bare to
touch it. Every hint which she would
give Ottilie, recoiled back on her own
heart. She would warn, and sbe was
obliged to feel that she might herself stil 1
be in need of warning.
She contented herself, therefore, with
silently keeping the lovers more apart,
and by this gained nothing. The slight
bints which frequently escaped her bad
no effect upon Ottilie; for Ottiiie had
been assured by Edward that Charlotte
was devoted to the Captain, that Char
lotte herself wished for a separation, and
he was at ibis moment considering the
readiest means by which it could be
Ottilie, led by the sense of her own in
nocence along the mad to the happiness
for which she longed, only lived for Ed
ward. Strengthened by her love for him
in all good, more light and happy in her
work for his sake, and more frank and
open towards.others, she found herself in
a heaven upon earth.
So all logetber, each in his or her own
fashion, reflecting or unreflecting, they
continned on the routine of their lives.
All seemed to go its ordinary way, as, in
monstrons cases, when everything is at
stake, men will still live on, as if it were
In the meantime a litter came from the
Count to tie Captain—two, indeed—one
his rank as M*jor,
salary, and other adrjiai
of circum9tanc«s* fco
table that for. the should not
speak of ft, and coQ^Beqaeat^V : o»ly , in *
formed his friends of hit dliti^rMpeeta>
Hons, ami concealed what wa&so, nearly
impending. - ]_ •
He went warmly on, It tie km* Mine,
with his present occupation; and quietly
made arrangements to secdra the Works
being all com* inned
after his departure. He 1 was now himself
desirous that as mochadpoaMbible should
be finished of at once, and. was ready to
hasten things forward to prepare for Ot
tilias birthday. And so, thongh without
having come to any express understand*
ing, the two friends worked sWebyside
together. Edward was now well pleased
that the cash-box was filled by their hav
ing taken np money. . The whole affair
went forward at follesi speed.
The Captain had done his best to op
pose the plan of throwing the three
ponds together into a single sheet of wa
ter. The lower embankment wouidhave
to be made much stronger, the two inter
mediate embankments to be taken away«
and altogether, in more than one sense, it
seemed a very questionable proceeding.
However, both these schemes had been
already undertaken; the soli which was
remped above, being carried at once
jloWn to where it was wanted- And here
there came opportunely on the; scene a
young artist, an old pnpii of the Cap
lain, who partly by introdcclngpork**
men who understood work of tbisTi*^
tare, and partly by himeelt wheneYer iV
was possible, contracting forth* #ork it
self, advanced things not a little.while at
the same time feel more confl.
deoce in their being lecarely and lasting
ly executed. In secret this was a great
pleasure to the Captain. Be could now
be confident that his absence would not
be so severely felt. It was one of the
points on which he was most resolute
with himself, never to leave anything
which he had taken in hand uncompleted,
unless he could see his place satisfactorily
supplied. And he could not bat hold in
small respect persons who Introduced
confusion around themselves only to
make their absence felt, and are rtady to
disturb in wanton selfishness what the}
will not be at hand to restore.
So they labored on, straining every
'nerve to make Ottilia’s birthday splend
id, without any open acknowledgment
that this was whafr'thejf were aimihg ak
or, indeed, without their directly,
knowledging it to themselves. Charlotte
wholly free from jealousy
could not think it right to keep/tt
real festival. Ottille’s youth, the circum
stances of her fortune, and her relation
ship to their family. Were not at all such
as made it fit that she should appear as
the queen of the day; and Edward would
not have it talked about, because every
thing was to spring out, as it were, of it
self, with a natural and delightful sur
They, therefore, came of all of thsm to
a sort of tacit understanding that on this
day, without further circumstance, the
new house in the park was to be opened,
and they might take the occasion .to in
vite the neighborhood and give a holiday
to their own people. Edward’s passion,
however, knew no bounds. Longing as
he did to give himself to Otiilie, his pres*
ents and his promises must be infinite.
The birthday gifts which on the great oc
casion he was to offer to her seemed, as
Charlotte had arranged them, tar too in*
significant. He spoke to his valet, who
bad the care of his wardrobe, and who
consequently had extensive acquaintance
among the tailors and mercers and fash
ionable milliners; and he, who nut only
understood himself what valuable pres-,
ents wore, but also the most graceful way
in l which they should be offered, immedi
ately ordered an elegant box, covered
with red morocco, and studded with steel
nails, to be filled with presents worthy of
such a shell. Another thing, too, he sug
gested to Edward. Among the stores at
the castle was a small show of fireworks
which had never been let off. It would
be easy to gel some more, and have some
thing really fine. Edward cangbt the
idea, and his servant promised to see to
its being executed. This matter was to
remain a secret.
While this was going on, the Captain,
as the day drew near, had been making
arrangements for a body of police to be
present—precaution which he alwajs
thought desirable when large numbers of
men are to be brought together. And,
indeed, against beggars, and against all
other inconveniences by which the pleas
ure ot a festival can be disturbed, he had
made effectual provision.
Edward and bis confidant, on the cor
trary, were mainly occupied with their
fireworks. They were to be let off on the
side of the middle water in front of the
great ash-tree. The party were to he col
lected on the opposite side, underthe
planes, that at a sufficient distance fri m
the scene, in ease and safety, they might
seem to the best effect, with the refla
tions on the water, the water-rockets,
and fldatiag-lights, and ail the other de
TO BE CONTINUED.
“He returned eia back pay and met*
his Creator with a clear conscience. 1 ' is
the solemn conclusion of ah obituary on
a deceased Western Congressman.
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