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TVTEWSPAFER, APVEUTIKINQ.' A
The First. Duel.
It was scarcely dawn when my valet
knocked at my door. . Two cards were
in his hand. Drowsily enough I cast
ray eyes over them, and saw the names
of two members of our cluh.
A discussion of the previous even,
ing with the Marquis do C. returned to
my mfnd, and although-secretly" wish
ing myself out of this foolish affair, I
begged these gentlemen to excuse' my
not recciving'them, and invited them
to call that afternoon at three o'clock
upon George J, ono of ray oldest
friends, an officer of African chasseurs,
on leave at Taris, In' order to meet de
B my other eecond, and ar
range tho conditions of the duel. "
These gentlemen gone,'aJosephmade
my toilet quickly, and I hnsned to
George to explain my aflai i.
My dear friend," he said to me, "as
this is a first duel, here is my opinion :
You are very young, absolutely with
out exouse; if you meet him, good ; if
you beat, better yet"
"I must write at once to de B ,'
and go to the smith's about my
swords." . ,
"No need of that. Go to the fenc
ing-hall to get back your fighting hand
and legs. Fractice an hour, not more
or you will do too much. I will let de
B know. As for tho swords, there
are mine, which are lucky,"
I smiled with a constrained air, and
pressed his hand. A significant grasp,
a convulsive energy, to bo found only
under certain circustances. Then I
hurried to the hall, and spoke to my
fencing master, who in view of the itu
protance of the case, exercised me for
an hour in counter of quarte, retreat-
ing with feints from the arm. I left
the hall delight armed .with the
benediction of my fencing-master, who
pledged his head that I should wound
my adversary. Going to Durand's, I
practised all the way counters . of
quarte with' my cane, to do honor to
Cordeloi's teaching, I could think of
nothing DUt my duel
I wanted to
Had the Mar-
talk of it to everbody.
i ,i .:,, . wn,.m T
I1118 06 galnsl wnom 1
grudge oflered the fullest apologies, I
should have refused them with spirit,
At Durand's I found George and do
Ii . W all thrn hrenkfusted to
Th . , .1. , , ,
VI course ucorge recounted to mo his
meetings in Algeria, from which it an
leare on0 j8 verv gelJom killed
in cold blood with the sword. I coolly
, ... T u .1.. h..j
ueciareu, uuvi, wounj urinn. me Dioou
0f the Warquis. at Which Ueorire lausrh-
, . . , , ..... , , ,
cu uuuui. .x bohcu iujscii 11 x biiuui j
hiu also a couple of seconds. On
I the whole, no. He was very fond of
1 Vipoiiln T aiisneetel T rna Wnm.
me Desiael Suspectea 1 Was Decom;
little ing a too much of the bully.
These gentlemen left me in order to
meet my adversary s seconds. I went
nome. A little nervous excitement.
I was short with Joseph, who did not
know what to make of it I got on
my horse as usual, and- went to the
Bois de Boulonge. Every one spoke
I 0f n,y duel, which began to be noised
abroad. I put on my most indiflerent
Kir. and listened nolitel v. I talked and
bowed a great deal. Charming, the
Boit, Magnificentweather. Autumn
1 tjiQt the prettiest possible. Two
danteuset of the ballet-troupe Stopped
lell me, ' said little V , "are
you really going to fight the Marquis
"Yes- Don t mention it ; it is not
public. To-morrow morning with
"Ah 1 my poor Gaston ! Good luck."
Her jet-black eyes smiled a caress
that charmed and drew me. I follow
ed the carriage at an easy gallop. She
regarded me with a softened air. The
look turned my head add I began to
thiuk it a fine thing to have a duel.
Ferceiving George at a distance, on
his Arabian, I moderated the pace of
my thoroughbred. George joined me,
"You will fight to-morrow at four
in the afternoon, at Vesinet. i lie ar
rangements are all made. Keep cool
during- the affair. Your antagonist is
nothing remarkable, but La has had
three duels, and fences pretty well.
We will go to the hall together to-mor
row before breakfast.
"Very well," I replied laconically
His last words had somewhat damp
ed my enthusiasm. I was less pleased
with the prospect before me. Never-
sistcd in being extremely gay I tried
tn bo witty, and mado bad jokes.
George was thoughtful and silent
From time to time, however, I saw a
smile cross lips. I imagine he under
stood my flow of spirits.
On returning I dined with George
and d B- J and afterward, whan I
proposed taking a box at the Bouffcs,
we all went to tho theatre together.
The conversation was the same as in
the morsitig, though even more per
"Your adversary is taller thanou,"
said George to me. "You shall retreat
but keep your sword aimed at his body
as much as possible, aud if you see an
opening, stretch out your arm, but
"BuhT" said I. laughing; "let ue
have supper, and talk of something
else. To-morrow will be time enough
forl thaf- I mean to enjoy my last
That was -the fourth or fifth time
that I had spoken of my lasJ night,
last evening, last dinner, allusions in.
"You will oblige mo by committing no
follies, and taking yourself off to sleep
early this evening. De B - and I
are going to talk awhile with you, and
see you to bed, and to-morrow at ten I
shall come for you to go to the fenc
ing-room. !..- , ,
I remonstrated but to no purpose,
and after the play we all went to my
apartmonts. . We lit cigars, chatted
an hour, and then my friend went
away, leaving me alone, face to face
with myself, and the prospect of the
morrow. ; -, ; "
Naturally I desired to set my affairs
in order. ; , . ' 1
Hardly had I begun to take out the
various papers, bills inventories, and
letters, when I saw them feu such dis
order that I pushed them all back pell
mell into the drawer, without the cour
age to examine farther. ; .
: So I simply wrote a short letter, in
the most tender terms, to my mother,
sealed and addressed it carefully, and
left it on my bureau. Then I went to
bed, and, contrary, to my expectations,
was able to sleep. . My last -conscious
thought was tins : V ho knows if to-mor
row evening I : shull see -this chamber
once more?- Who- knows if I fhall.ever
again lie down upon tliia bed ?
On waking the first thing I eaw was
George's head beside aiy pillow. '. In a
second the thought of my firet duel
Cashed -acroes iuc, and I fe'.t a sort of
oppression at, tht; heartr Then, after
the first haml-clafp, I examined his
rcss, black . coat, light, trowsers,
pearl-gray gloves. I was sure he had
intentionally avoided the lugubrious
toilet common on such 6ccasions. Ho
preceived my impression.
"My dear fellow," said he, "it is no
onger the custom to go to such a mcct;
ing as to a burial ; it is a simple prome
nade." I rang for my valet.
"Joseph," said George, bring your
master the etifTest starched shirt you
can find, with a turned-down collar.
Then get me his oldest pair of boots,
no matter what.":
Joseph seemed surprised, but return
ed a moment later with the object?
designated. George examined the
shirt with scrupulous care.
"Good. That will do. Now take
these boots to tho shoemaker, and tell
him to cut off the heels close to the
sole like this. Go, and be quick."
I listened in bewilderment while this
"It is important," he explained, "not
to have the heel catch and make .you
lose your balance when you are hand
ling a sword. . Beside, you want your
foot firm, but not pressed too hard. It
is Bujcrb weather. You are really
fortunate. ' You can fight in linen
trowsers, which is much the most con
Decidedly my friend George took
gigantic proportions iu my eyes. With
out a word I put on the things he
showed me: black coat, black waist
coat, white linen trousers. A few
minutes more and we were at the hall.
George appeared very well satisfied
with my feiichigt but renewed his re
commendations of the day before to
wuicn a luieueu witu an my cars.
"That's it, stick him in the arm as
you advance, good, -capital I When
you quit your adversary 1 sword to at
taok, disengage, and lunge, below his
haud. Well donet There that's
enough, no need to fatigue yourself for
nothing."; . ' -
We went for the doctor ; a common
friend and old college comrade A
good liver, with a frank, merry face
and jovial eye, and ready to do any
thing for us all. He took hir case of
surgical' instruments, slipped it 'into
his pocket aside that I might not see.
Lint, soma bandages, . a few little
phials, and a bottle of pure water,
which he gave to the coachman.
. All three of us breakfasted with de
B i The meal was gay, with occa
sional moments of -unusual gravity.
Spite of the carelessness oTf my 'char
acter, I was-afraid of tail, ing a fool
of myself. When, mo one saw; me, I
stole a glance at the clock ; obviously..
tlie waiting at once excited and ' ener
vated me.:; What I dreaded was neith
er wounds nor. death, but the unknown;
In a word that inseparable emotion of
a first debut, which has become pro
verbial. I folt the need of locomotion,
of I occupation, rneutal or physical. ' I
gave way to abrupt, nervous move
oia.its, hard bursts of laughter. , And
yet I was T"3 afraid. We talked, a great
deal, aqd it 7s noticeable that when
ever the conversauinn wandered away
from the palpitating present one us in
voluntarily recalled it. , ''
"TcU me. Doctor," I said tocu'-
'pius, "Do you consider four o'clock ..a
the afternoon a good lime to fight f - j
"Assuredly," ropl ied, L v? 1 , tran I
quilly; "you have no uncertainties
and tremors of too early rising; you
are at your ease; .digestion is effected,
aud that allows thejperformance of an
operation." ' '
-: Against my will I shuddered at that
phrase,' performance' of an opcraption,
uttered with so much placidity.
To- turn It off I went to the' piano.
Just then the footman came to tell us
that our landau was at the door.
. "Come," said George, "we have no
time to lose. We haVestill to go for
the other gentleman who will take us
to Saint V 'a Fnrk. That is where
the affair is to take place; pobody
will disturb ua there. Come 011."
I took my hat quickly. 1 had the
honor of being the first outside, but in
. the depths of my heart I am afraid I
likened my friend George to the uiost
accom pi ishod of torturers. - 1 ,
Wa got into the landau. , The other
gentlemeVwcro ail ready, arid weuton
before 11s. The way was long, too long.
To me it seemed intwminablo. Trout
the back scat I gazed at the landscape,
smokiog all the while with an absent
air. Opposite me was George s pale
face, his black mustache emphasizing
his manly countenance. His eyes never
lost sight of me, and now and again
his baud energetically pressed mine.
Beside me eat the doctor's good
comfortable figure. In the bottom of
the carriage were the light swords,
with curved guards aud large hilts,
easy In hand, not too long, nor so flex
ible as easily to turn the edge. I felt
a childish delight in unsheathing them
as we drove along, and seeing how
they glittered after the grinding and
sharpening of tho evening before.
Then I pressed my finger over the
point,- as an epicure passes his finger
over his lips, aud, in spito of mysolf, I
secretly found them a little too well
pointed. . . t
At last the end of our route appear
ed. As we turned to the left I preceiv
d the park railing, at which some
thing seemod tighten suddenly about
my heart. But I lit another cfgar, and
went on smoking with the greatest ap
parent tranquility. .
The carriages etopped. . We had
ceased to tal k, i n vol u tarily ou r ve ices
had become huatse and hollow. I put
my head out of the Joor, and George
jumped down. The other geutlemeu
parleyed with the porter, who opened
the gates. Not a soul was about the
chaleau. The first carriage paocoedud
slowly along the alley, conducted by
tlie porter, cap in had. Jo one spoke.
The alley was narrow and shady. The
gates had been closed agaiu. i Nothing
now was heard save the wheels turning
slow'y and grating with a sharp sound
on the eravel of the garde : We
turned to right, then to left, with, fre
quent stoppages, as if following a fu
neral procession. I beut down to the
doctor's ear, and whispered with the
"Do you know if the family vault is
still some way oftr
II looked at Die in aetonirhment
Rnd burst into a peal of laughter.
George's head hud appeared at the
carriage door. ' ' '
"Get out," he said to me.
De B took the swords, and we
jumped out. I still smoked my cigar
mechanically, because I felt In abso
lute need of the Occupation. The car
riages remained at a little distance.
The four seconds greeted each to other
and talked together some moments.
The ground was measured, I looked
at the doctor with a smile.
"Bah 1" he said to me, "it will go off
well enough." '
: With a stealthy glance I observed
my aJversary. Heeccmed exceeding
ly indifferent, and was also smoking.
The seconds tossed tip some pieces of
money. " ''
George came toward me.
"You have lost the sun," he said.
"With my luck, you might as well
have, tried for the moon ; I should
have lost all the stars of the firma
ment, one after the other."
"And you have lost the swords. You
will ' have to fight with your antag
onist a. 1 Well, take off your coat and
don't forget what I have said. Above
all, keep cool'
. All my self-possession returned ; my
heart beat rather hard, but I delibe
rately took my place, lit up by some
rays of sunlight, and threw, off my
J?at, coat and waistcoat. My aclver
sary nd. I stood Ace to face, three
paces apaVt, measuring each other with
the eve. That i certainly the most
trying moment of H . '
Perfectly cool, I stoof ed to turu up,
one after the other, the bottoms of my
trowsers ; then I . tightened the waist
band bo as to support my hips, and,
pulling up the shirt, puffed.! it, out
around the breast, in order that, the
sword might catch there without euter-
ing. ; . . v' . 4 ;' :. .
. George came up; and extended to
mo one of the swords which he and
another of the seoones had, just
measured, then, crossing the weapons,
he utjpred tho preparatory.
"Begin, gentlemen 1" . . .'
Like a man accustomed to the sur
prise of the first moments, my adver
sary retreated a step, Tho blades be
came eoniowhat, engaged. With the
corner of my eyes I regarded Saint
V 7 's red gloves, brand-new, one,
which dazzled in the sun. , The Mar
quis advanced two steps, "and then at
tacked ,mo with a rapid disengage
ments. I parried, retreating quickly,
and sent him a riposte which made
him in turn retreat. There was no
other sound than' the clashing of steel;
in the silence was heard the gasping of
our laboring breasts; we were, both
exhausted. As for me, my heart beat
terribly, and my proftise erspiration
gave tho effect of complete submersion
in learning to swim.
All at once the Marquis exposed his
shoulder for. . perhaps a second ;
stretchod out my arm apd felt a slight
rcsietence; the point entered. I drop
pod the sword as if it had burnt my
"O, pardon me, sir 1" I exclaimed.
The first moment, quite involuntary,
to,-is too beg pardon, as of some one
whom you have accidently hurt. The
senration is very like that cau&ed by
treading on gentleman's foot. The
blood gushed freely from a pretty deep
wound ; the shoulder and arm stilled
the Marquis, supported under a tree.
smiled rather gloomily,
I put on my things a little apart
I must own to a certain pleasure in re
suming my coat while contemplating
at a distace the group formed by my
frieud the doctor, probing the wound
aud bathing it with fresh water, , the
Marquis recliuing on one side, and
Saint V bending , over him with
those eterual red gloves which kept up
a shining like the. morocco of top-
. George carefully wiped the sword
and sheathed them. Then ho came u
to me, his mustache biting in a smile
which he had the good taste to swal
low ; hip his eyes sparkliug with plea
"Bravo, my littlo Gastou " he Said
iu a low voi 0 ; now, iuy boy, go and
I made no objection, and approach
ed the group just as the Marquis de
C was saying to Saint V
"I leave it to you Saint V ,with
queen of spades second and two
trumps, what should I do V ,
' "My: dear boy, there is no doubt;
play, of course." - i
"Good I I have been in tho wrong,
then. Well, that is odd, my dear
Saint V -, J should have given."
"Will you permit me, sir," I inter
posed, "to offer my most humble apol
ogies ?" '
: i'Not at all, my dear' fellow," he re
plied, extending his hand ; "you were
perfectly right ; the play was the truo
I confess that, on returning, the
sunset, to my eyes, assumed the most
exquisite tints. My heart was full ; I
was conscious of an extreme need of
expression, and gayety perhaps even
more unnatural than that of our de
portment. Nothing but George's side
glances restrained me. ' . 1
The incidents of the duel were dis
cussed. .'Do you think, Doctor, the poor
Marquis will have a long time of it?"
, 'Toohl Fifteen days or three weeks
of a sling." '
"Did you notice," Georgo asked me,
"Saint V 's sublime calm ?"
- "My dear fellow, I noticed nothing
about him but his red gloves." '
. Many times since, I have had a
couple of gentlemen coma to: rouse
me, with their cards,- at ' those early
morning hours sacred to the rag-pickers
and the washer-women- But nev
er again have I experienced the sen
sations, at once full of fear and fasci
nation, of that first duel. Never have
I felt the enervation, the impatience,
the feverish excitement and the heart
throbs of . my 1 first expedition to .
Vesinet. :. . , .- .
Senator Carpenter tn .a recent
speech at Milwaukee, said : I waa
tandineoy one of .our Wisoonsm reg
iments when being mustered o&t, it fi
nally broke ranks in : tho streets of
Milwaukee. I shall never forget a
brief con versatt6n I heard between a
citizen and one of the soldiers who had
just stepped out of the ranks. After
the ordinary salutations, "W ell. aaid
said the citizen, "well, Johu, you must
have seen a good many tough sights.
Yes," said John, "I would not sell
hat I have seen for a hundred thou-
sand dollars, and I would not sea it
again for a hundred millions."
' -i--A certain genial, bald-headed gen-
tloui'an,' while in Paris, went one day
the Zoological Gardens. Tho wea
ther was oppressive, and ho lay ; dowa
pona.bencltQ FrwejiUy he went to
sleep, and was soon awakened by a
warmth about his' head. An lalatu-
ted ostrich had come along, and mis
taking his head for an egg.seUlcd dowa
with a determination to hatch it out.
The night of the storm boat ex
plosion at Oswego; a guest at one of
the hotels requested to be called at uve
o'clock in the morningj and on being
aroused by tho explosion, with a rat
tling of windows and wash pitchers ho
sprang out of bed promptly, calling
out to tho the supposed porter.
"That will do ; you noeden t make
such a d d noise about it."
An elderly lady, iu Connecticut,
who lost her purse a short time siuce
at New Haven, declared on its being
restored to her, that she would not at
tempt to interfere with tho reward thnt
was stored up in Heaven for the finder,
by offering him money. A considerate
A gentleman paid a pretty com
pliment to a beautiful German lauy at
Newport, by tolling her she resembled
the Prussian aruiy4 "How so ? she
asked. "You aro winning, waa the
"I'll commit you as a nuisance,"
said a policeman to a noisy loafer, a
few days since, "No one bus a right
to commit a nuisance," was the apt re
ply, and tho fellow moved on.
An ingenious blower proposes to
make ladies' chignons of glass. The
idea was doubtless suggested by the
fact that those now worn are apt to
cause panes in tbe head.
Three skore years and ten iz man's
furlo, aud it iz enough if a man kaut
suffer all the misery ho wants iu that
time he must be dumb.
Mrs. Partington says the sun has
been on the equinox for a fortuight,
which acciuuU for the uuclementable
ncss of the weather.
Tew freshen a salt mackerel, tow
him one summer behind a steam bote.