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GE ,S TS.
When'God, from the chaos Created
This world. Hiaown glory-reveafing,
.A. mystic chain, -Nature-related : --, , •
'To I.eauty, 'twas; infinity. feelirig ; • -
- And the. flowers 'neath the gaze, of their 1 0 1; 7
The sun, bent their heads with a - blush, \
And the sky,.carth's - God given cover
Grew dr. awry, with eteit.Aldes flush.
Then Nature, the Mother of beauty,
Let sparks froth her deptha. depart; •
As God formed the mind for its duty ' -
Of striving for Heaven and Art. .
And His make' -hand, rich in completenes,s, -
Dreken landscve, and riCean, and sky;
With a hidden thrillhlessing their sweetness,
To ehal In with this Eccret,:mart'S eye.
Then Genius arose in its real
Bright queen-hOod, of: Or* arid gold
And the' man, formed from
„00 - 3,d's mind
Satnionarch of rie - lineWuntold..'i, H.:
And pure Love was twin sister to Genius,
Our God was the Father of esech, *i
As their children: the earth-mist betWeen,Us
We tali E.:cm, and tall from their retieli. • -
'have souls groW weary,— . ,
The Poets and Artists, who strive,:
imprint some lost glOW,' l .maiiKthe' dreary
Of earth, and failing ery and 1y,:.; !forgi.7
But the world at hest it but an Ocean,
it we lose, why it lauiliS o'er Our clay,
If our Genius is.great, why its notion
Bring tears, 'with our laurel; and bay.' •
For•klenius, waen.A.Veli"Whirtli-right • :
To mortal. is bornof,:the fire -
Of beauty, which even to earth-sight. - .;
Seems subject to .God's own desire
Of harmony, and we-being mortal
Cali never on earth, attain i •
Full grOwth, so we moan at !rime's portal,
Reaching upward,,toFe'er,,t4r6iigh all gain. •
t)oivn through's ‘ tat-Plaalanx - ot spiendor,
God sees us, and understands.;
And his latherleatt growethluOrn tender •
As we heavenward reach our hands ;
Toward, Him,' who creator ot - Genius ' • •
'ls holding its mystery sweet ; .
When He crowns us, no, ,earth-mist between
We shall see our poor , striving, compete.
FALSE, YET TRUE.
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SCENE repeated . since, the. dayi ,of
Adani; yet ever new to .the actors
therein. the supreme moment ,when love
long hidden litiritte iti3 tiMids `aiid`s ` 4sude `I
reveal,diheatt- Meeting heart. -,•The,wide
modern dra Win gloom of .I.4klin Amherst's ..
country-house oh the lindslin. presented
no startling novelty in, appearance,' : yet .
for the moment it • was. surely fitir.Oand
to the couple who,clastred handtheTe.
Tile one a inati* , ,olivienty-fiiOitlf and
noble featured, with eyes deep and dark,
and a voice musical.in every intonation,
the other.s tall graceful just passing
the threshold of with '1110. 7 :
brown hair and eyes, a fresh, ifair • face.
an! the -possihilites .- of. -,a rarely perfect
nature 'shadowed • upon the low, broad
.and•sensative mouth.. •'
• The niat, Egheitj Warburton, poet,
artist, lawyer, as the mood seized
heir to moderate ,Wealth, traveled; talent 4
.acid fascirrating;-.had carried many fair
lace on the surfacelof his. heart, but never.
low(' as. he now loved; Francis ; Amherst,
gave him the Owei4 Oiler
maiden heart,, trusting, loving with all
the sweetness of her nature. Not that
d:r., was an 'untutored girl; won by her .
first siiitor,_ for. Frank Amherst„ had
two seasons in, New Perk and -Saratoga,
under her aunt's -care,-',and was - undert.
sto.d to he heireSS • 'or' her - uncle Jail's'
litoad acres . and heavy. bank-account.'
But she was of that temperament, not.
• often found, that•can•gather a 0 the grace
and finish of Isocietkritanner,., without'
:one touch-'•of ite - affeetatiOnd, - ioall 'curry.
hi'arts captive and flit t, :The beetP4bert yVarburtiin had -was as.phre.
fresh as that'of anY l :.cOuntilr maiden..
Om wits listeuing .for the 4rat ; time. to the•
Tole , of a wooer.. • -.
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"You will let me speak ,to yourluncie
when he returns to-day?" Egbert sail,
hivikig won tie sweet confession. he crav-
.-. 1 -
"lie has returned. Ile came on the
pirly truiu this f norting., Ido 'not . fee
1118 2 rk , wer, for he has neyer Crossed Me
FAlict. I . was a child. Ann t . \Delia nilly
Plhisli me sometiines,- hit' , nrcle ' IT'Ohn
tars never' duae 50.,D0 you—know,: I
t , iiik - he must :have It! ed, my mother
ttql&rty, he is alWaysSQ dntio with !nee'?
"Y , t you are. his brother's child ?" -. ' ,
'No, my mother was his sister r bukshe
married his second =cousin, whose name
was Amherst' , ~ ' • . -
"l he name - misledie me. :i t Do .yon : think
I e , iuld see your uifele . uow- ?- lam im
pllikqit till I know vuti_are . 7 , to, .be laiii4i,
Frank 1•J. . .:
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Half an hour * later, John Amherst, a
Pay-haired man„rwith a grave,:sad fate
facing the suitor fo&i.hipliece's band.
iinviitg beard the story of . their love; AO
4,,Swt,red it in this wise :
-I regret that this has gone 80 far
with.,ut my-knowledge, that my absence
kl:pt me so long in ignorance of i your
hit'AiLitit). There is no min I
1 0111 4
lonin. trust Frank's, happTess tos t .thau
int). Egbert, the son of My li elongfriend.
i llad your father,: have Jived:be ,wOO4l
harf‘ told ytiu a beayy Secret it 18 14 pain
ful task= to impart,. before., 140 80 4
I must exact a - protnise that yon:vvili
repeat the sad -story—above' all; that
you Will never tell Frank the 'secret of
,• • ,
her' life, that I have' guarded. so closely
that even ray own wife' clo t s:not know
it" . -
"Any *.lonfidence you
.cruet to my 'hon
or.shall be sacredly . guarded," was the
• • -
"I °Will not trouble, you with particulars
You , have ;itudied practiced law.—
You may have heard of one Jarvis Hunt
who was tried seventeen years ago for
thy- murder of Weston Hillary in a gam
bling-house, 'convicted of 'murder in"the
second degree, and sentenced to impris
onment :or, life."
"I do :not-renientber the ease 1"
` "It ..has. died - :out of the .memory of
most, people, and:,waS but • little talked Of.
here,.BB it, occurred 'in Cincinnatißut those\Were the facts. In the heat of
a dispute over. cards i - :. Jarvis Hunt.-stab
bid leis ant/monist ; to-the heart; and lies
r,priktillbi the crime to-day. - His Wife
died, broken-hearted, in .iny arm - s" two
..yearOater,..leaiing her Child a sacred leg- ,
". , Frank ; • • •
With dry, : husky: lips Yabert , spoke= the
.1 . !'Fran k "'My sister 'Was Jar. Viii Hunt's
wife. \ The fiction:others name was one
of the :Tails .vre threw over the past as
Francis, grew up. Jarvis , Hunt is my
second cousin, but-niy:name. Was given to
11113 child to-spare her '. : the shame
We - gfiarded, the'`secret` - closely, - coming
here after in\y \ . sister ,died. My first wife
was living then, but,after she died only
two old friends,, your lather pm, knew
the 'story' here.: When" I Artie& ttie Sec;;
Aond times Frank. was twelve years .old„
and I feared .to, tell my 'wife her fathers
',history lest . some chande.. word might
hlighther' whole - life. You will guard
her as closely As I have done, Egbert
You mayArnst • - .
"I shall not blame you if. you Consider
this morning's work undone. I' will
frame'sOme.muse.for von, if Von desire
still to - keep your freedom. 'or, there
,Inatte to, ; ,be.,‘ con sidered
jarVi Hunt may,,escape, may be pardon
ed, arid, in either ease, marseeklnd.find
his daughter,". •
I °l do not. Wish one word unspoken,"..
• .V,gbert an': earnett, i graVe tone. -4 ift shall-be the care:of my. life as it has
• beenvo 7to:4;eiiill:4llOwledge of .this,
painful secret from My wife !' •
The-Ma words `-were' spoken' with*, a
shy. vet proud tone, that went straight
toJohn k .:Amherst's ',,heart. 'He 'grasped
the band of the 'young man close and
• fast, with a quick, fervent : •
f.f-Ood : \bless you;4od-grant, 'you evaiy
happiness • .•
. And' While these two 'talked 'Still, long,
and earnestly, of , ..Frank, her future And
her happiness, in an ..upper:room, a
brilliant blonde, frivolous,ara beautiful
as a butterfly, lay sobbing on her moth-
VT'S' breast 4
Acid her mother, John Amherst's sec
smd Wife, Jistened'With' drawn brow and
clonded - .pest° the Outburst of sorrow.
"I always hated her!" sobbed the beau
ty„who, tiny,and as - she looked,
five years Franeis's senior, "and
now she has caught Eabert Wirburton;
the - only man liver' eared-for. lie likes
tne,.too. 1. am sure, of it f' While she
was in the country with that horrid aunt
she thinkss° much of; he paid me every
attention: Then. shy came litte,k, with
her sly, soft ways, an : alias' won him r
• "I'haard him pr4osito her tbie morn
ing. - It is
too bad 1 9 .-bit;rst out the beauty irt A
tempest of sobs. - will. here tier
tnother's,fortune, •and. father 'will leave
her-moat of: his, for he says so. - do not
believe 'be will- leaVe me one cent ; -
your jointure will-die with you.'
-"Elsie !" cried her mother, even her
shallow nathre roused at this-cold-heart
'"lt is true ; and'•Egbert is. rich. Be. sides, I love him.
"Hush That.girl has been the bane
of. my existence."
"I know it," was the .eager reply; "I
was sure that you would help me.
_I cart,'" musingly ; "ard I think I
can. , Are you to be trusted.?"
"T„-y me.' °
‘.‘Listen then. There is some Mysterf
about. Francis's parents. I bave no idea
,what rt is, for the 'only- time I tried to
find. out,• her uncle was so stern, I never
dared 'repeat the question. But there is
"Do you think, it is disgracetul ?'
~Lain sure of it."
"We will fin . ,.l it out and tell Egbert
Warb rton .
Ail her tears dried,. her eyes' bUrning
with a ,el itefuii lire, Elsie Mitchel tossed
herself. hack from her' rtiother's
4 "17"4u- had - not better Meddle with
that," said the mother decidedly. "Make
yourself as charming as You can,and leave
,he rest,to me. 7
The programme suited Precisely to the
disposition sod ability, met' with
no deinur: Never had her brilliant beau
ty-been more witching' than:it was at
ltinehion on the momentous day,: ' , Her
dress wAs of dalc 'blue Setoff.the deep
est gold of her rippling hair and the rich
bloom of her pars comPlexion, while
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her vivacity' •was . a vivid 'contrast to the i
quiet ' Of the lovers, • the
,traiity of - the
host: ' -' I • .. . • ...- - - '.[
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, • It wae:characteristic of Frank Amherat
that she folded her deep happiness it •th'e
innetninst reeve/lei of her heart making
no - - outward 'demonstration,- if "anything
G , Mori shy and quiet in the presence ,
'of • her lover. , And 'Egbei.s,'-being • bur
dened with the Coofidepee: reposed in
him, found: a relief in the
of Elsie's chatter, and responded in: kind.
.They were'lild friends, find i the• 'ltiely
banter;was' nailing' new hetWeen theni ;
but it. jarred - a little
. upon what - Frank
felt was a day - Consecrated . i.tl: ; ii measure
to her to see Eghert .so quickly •won - to.
join in it. ',Not' 'that she; was jealous.---,
There ivas 'to littleness ins lher'grand, toll
nature,l but her 'own happiness:' was too
intense:for trifling, 'and .she °had: &nat.
'mai deSire for Eggert to - Sympathize per
fectly'With. her. • ..
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They were a Summer Tarty '.of. idlers,
Egbercl having r:Obins at' la laeighboring
hotel, but speudfog . most lot itia\ time at
:John Ainherst'il.. So, aftelr luncheon the
carriage 'las 'ordeotl- for. aldrive;
- It was n °till rig' new ° forl: Mrs. Ambeist
to i'vranniie •in small matters •:tiver • her
.4i l sban'cl's niece, 'so Frtill kr. was not altfi
gether Surprised• to be intlerrupted while
dressing by , a rather. ,pereptory - request
to remain !'at home, ...an . superintend
some household matters. She hesitated.
and then, as usual, cousen ed,- being long
'accustomed to yield where ' oulY: her own
-pleasure wits t:actifited- ' j•
"Where is Frank ?" • • ii • '' : - ' '. .• •
• They were all• &lift d 'in , the ';open ba
rouche i when- Egberritsked the question.
"Slielhas a •fit.'.of the snlkS, and will
-not . cotne,"Mrs. Amherst eplied. f*lrou
. should :know better, .lsie I than ,to'_ make
yourself conspicuous when ~your cousin
.present," is present," she .added, severely, ' ,
- The 'Carriage 'was in . inopon, while this
acter was offered forsEgberi's .inspection..
*Sulky and! jealous-: .Pleasant - truly,-.and.
'that 1.1i4...- background revealed , in the
morning to set_ the picture. off...' . • ' ! .:
He Would not think of it,! and to avoid
thought he. dashed . off' into conversation
'about anything. or, . nothing,,' hem g i a man
never at a lose,for matterlto, f chat' with
ladies..' . . \ . . • ' , ••. : .1,„
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: .. The drive, Ixaa,along onewiktbe trio
ilihgered at the' romantic 'spat where . 'it :
terminated,-'just escapingi bein g late .to
dinner.' on, -their . return'. I And -
'the dark soft eyes . of his I bet shed, the
lingering,. tender. smile . of gr king, Eg
bert WarbUrton wondered; how he Could
• t. .
for a 'mop - lent imagine' bet jealous or
ill-tempered.? • ' '
All the long evening th e unsuspeCted
.went on,rElsie, ably see Md.ed
Mother, attracting Egberes attention on
every passing pretext' 'and:keeping, him
beside 'her by such quiet kersistency as a
:man finds 'difficult to combat without
positive rudeness.' - - -
!I . - . .
The natural: reserve ttat kept - Frank
from opposing heriown p, fivers of attric
non .to this - influence deepened into a
"proud pain- that it - Should; be . necessary,
anti .she drew. back ft•otti . tt hat seemed:to
her a Contest uwortliv f her' woman-
. ' - . • ] • .: ' .••••• ....• • '.' ,
: ': Site would make no . efortte force at
tention.. that was now - her: right, and
Elsi e made every effort:: lEgbert, being
.htt t a Man, ' accepted the 'subtle flattery .
.of. Elste's evident Atisire Ito -please him.
'while riot ope iota 'of his. 'ove for_Frank
. was shaketl 'by ' the ladnatmis of the
beautiful blonde. : ' 1
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Yet,'as the diva Passed! by P :ha becama
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.that Frank waslmore and. more
difficalt: of approach., •Thiii intercourse
that hi'id: been so . pleasant - ,and ' easy, was
restrained and hampered; on every side.
Very. rarely Could . he :fine his betyothed
alone, 'acid. still 'more rarely- idle: : - - - -
Mrs.!, 'Amherst taxed every .-,po wey_ ; of
femenine • ingenuity to Mvent: employ
ment for. Frank's time; and Elsie- d.evel,
oiled a ldesire for her steplcousin's society
as novel 118 it . was disagree - Ale. ' - . . 'l. .
Only • that John it ntesr - st, ',knowing
pritliing -A' -theite:femenin tactics, would
suggest walks or ,;drives -for . the .lovers,
they Would:have :had not hours of that
precious heart-interconrSe that iii to sweet
in the spring-time of true love . - . r *
• Butl while Frank was ;conscious onl y :
of regret . that ihe,f;viaa'k6t so bnity;.and
let *neither '.bitterues • noti, jealousy.. tai tit
the' perfect ittist - 'and.'BWeetn.ess of .leer
love,- - . lEgbert . - found' .-himseif.: dwelling
more and - 'More. uppii:tbat sad Story told
him in such . Solemn cOntloence.'" • • . •••i•
He to!d himself' ; that it- Made no dif-'
'ference iii.bis.love,.and i.voilld l haie felt
the bitterest self conteMpt bad 'he allow- .
-ed it to influence) his hie .betrothal,- and yet
u neon ScioriSlY.. that . ..opt - 04( father would
come ever between hiniself, and ,thi.notile
beautifill face.ofTrancisiStphei . st., _ ' !: -
It .was lontbefore Frank won Id .asiln4,
even to 'her own :‘, heart,' that . 4,..b0rt :Was
- changed.: She 'Missed ,the ear '_desire
for her- society that: hi,iff been tO.Marked
in the!flrst Months of thiir intercourse, -
thf , loiet-likt -diVfeee•fnii securing 'ithese
stolen!-.Meetingt f lhat bad . , -beep so pren,
ion& ; - .1:.. ; . : ' -. • :. : ! - ' ' - :- '-
. Even geiiiJe and silte4tlve, there.4vits
still an thileicribil?li. etOnd ever. between,
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herself and, tgbert; aud. , *hen t, ivenme
so..dense she e,..uld . no ;tenger :ignore it,
.hers - elt unwillingly, :seeking
for ite ea-use...
Only one ..reason - wari: apparent. Eg
bert had found, 'ton late,-; that - Elsie was
dearer to him than the' veoinan heliad
asked to 'be his wife. - Utterly. unsuspect
ing of the devices, .oi arS... Amherst and
her daughter,' Frank Only. saw that the
brilliant, shallow little 'blonde was ever
with Egbert, and that -their .lively,•ban
teringnhatt,,r was Ceaseless.. • -
With nO littleness of .. jealousy,. Frank
could . not restrain .a
.contempt for the
pan' who could be wOn: from; his
ante by such empty 'handed frivolity as
Elsie,displaped. The 'affections of .ch'ild
aness;t,he pretty pretenses of helpless-,
nePs, the. graceful, appealingat(itud,"
thezilly - ackilowledgements. of ignore , nce,
seeed-so . pitirul to the krand, 'broad nit;
Lure. of Frank.. Sniherst, that, little by
little she, despised. herself for .giving her
heart - to one that,: could so easily be won
away. . - , .
And jet, while all 'theae underniiniag
influences were threatening the beantiful
castle of lifelong love. these two hearts
had built,.there were hours of intercourse,
growing rarer us time paoSed„ when by a.
few words, a hand-elasu, 'a soul look, the
old dove sprang to life vivid and true;as
in that hotirwlien'it seemed the Crown
ing glory of `both..
:And while. shadows gathered over- the
love dream that !:ad been so bright, Mrs.
Amherst was • exercising her' woman's'
wit to discover the 'secret she was sure
*rested npon Frais-6.l.es:birth. She- could
searcely have told . what unguarded
moment her husband"' had _dropped the:
-tiny clue that, she . held,.htit he had done
so, and she watched i , ageOy for S( . iiite fur
therthread to lead - hale the truth.
.was... not a - mati to he
coaxed out- of a. secret -it was . a sacred .
duty to defend, and it 'was- long qince his
wife had known that Much of her in
fluence over him had fadA tiwaY. - „ There
w,ere- depthS in his - nature her selfish,
bhallow heart mild
.IfilfEt penetrate, and
he had taduallyisliutliiinself liiore and
'more f_' in intercourse that- . was never
wholly y.mpo t lut '.
tie: - ...
So, .when only,cunning.to help her
resolute will, Delia Aniherst watched her
opPortunities. -.- Many- tiolip...athen
student thought :himself alinie. in his
librai:y„ his wife securely hidden; watched
every movement, -1 hopihg : to discover
some secret receptacle. l of . papers ..that
would aid.her in hersearch.. .
And her reward came!, ,Froma draw-.
er, hidden Behind a large one, she .saw
him .take some -litters, select one, and re
turn the rest. This satied the :fact of a
secret drawer- in
Like a thief, -0u thellight hours, Delta
rifled the . drawer; and - in, the . morning
- found what she Sought.:. A number, of
long newspaper slips recorded the trial of
Jarvis "aunt, his conviction and'sentence,
and; wrapPed•with them; was the - mar-.
riage _ certificate of .Ellen Amherst . and
: Jalyis .1-Itint, and the..reCord of baptism
of . Francis.. Atn tient Hun t, ..on [Y. child of
theunhappy. couple. .... i -. , . . . .-
With the stolen` papers in her _hand,
Mrs. - Amherst soughtTrancis. She tound
her alone in her own room,'idly looking
.the: vessels pas Sing up and down
the river, her face- pare and sad, as. was
becoming habitual with_her. ,
In .a long preamble,_: Mrs. 'Amherst
pressed upon Frank the fact that. Elsie
was pOor, dependent upon her stepfather
and deeply attached to Eghert Warbur
ton, Also that her ,devoted. mother
could not stand idly by and see'ber due
ling sink broken-hearted into the grave.
She allotted to
.Egbert's* engagement as
an unfortunate compliCation of which
he evedently repented. Finally,. she
placed in Franciss hand the papers ao
king and carefuliy, concealed from her.
after reading those, you Still hold .
tbat 'unfortunate man to his engage
ment," he said, "I shalt consider it my
duty to tell him who yoU are.",
_"Who am I Who t then; am I?"
tbonght•Frank, as, once more alone, she
opened the first slip in her. hand.
,answer dawned Upon her slowly,
with crushing weight.. - She was the
child, of, an imprisoned convict, a,,inur
derer, a man who :ought to have been
hanged:,. A deadly faintness crept over
the unhappy girl as the . full significeuce
of those dreadful, .pape rs 'clinic to her
it ;was long : : before she looked. up, to
see the dazzling sunlight upon the water,
to re.alize thtst the ,world was jogging on'
as quietly as if all,its brightness liad not
been, stricken out for her. :
As the semi-nurabness ware away,.Mrs.
Amherst's last 'threat rand again in her
cire, but the effect was different from
that wily woman's expectations. To.the
noble, generous , nature Of 'Frank, it ap
peared a positive criMe . to coneeal from,
her betrothed the disgrice Abet' had a re ,
cently come to'her own tnowledge. Her
first impulse was to
,tell Egbert all the
truth, - and release bun from hie 'engage-;
She rue 'dizzily, bathed her,.faca.
cold water, and gathered her 'mental fact , .
ulties by a strong effort of will. Then
. : V_p“..4., :::.. - 3a7N,Q..-:: - t 9
,the papers folded her : 4ands, she
Went to see.k. Egb4t,...,..if[he ,was in the
hciuSe. • , =
lii the meantime,' Elsie, 'in 'the conser-•
vatOry, had: been . trying.: her , hiStrionie
powers in a new Tole. Egbeet.bad found
her weeping, not unbecomingly, but with
a tender pathos that was irtesis,tible. She
rose,, 'seemingly deeply' confuted, as . .htif
en tered,..and made a. pretense ot• endeav
pring to escape., , Little bylittle ) wou,by
”gentle sympathy, the cause of her
tears was revealed. Sht was so solitarvA
No one loved her ! 'tier stepfather had
never given her affection.;.Francis hated
her land was kalous of her, ; her mother
had other ties ani in t,er,eqta apart from,
her' oniy Her loviing,. Sensitive:
heart was misunderaftiod, thrown back
_itself. All , this. was .a subtle 'shad
'owing of the one love that might, replace *
all others, but -would . ., never, be. hers,.c rag
apparently, reluetently told, witt d roop-:
ing; head and tearful eyes. '
Suddenly the blue eyes flashed
in something at the far-end of., theliong?..
parlors, and, with a quick pathUs , the .
beautiful face was'raised with
.a half stfledi
"Ah ! lef'me go.• • I I um tietrityirog'll4 l
heart to one= told to •.,
And, 'blinded, bewildtred,
caught the: littlefigure;. and. holding:,4,
close, pressed hiS lips ution:the soft, gun,-
~,.._ _ ~
ering ones . pleading so' piteously. .u,n43: -
long..kiss, and looking - up, 'he saw Fran.
4s ~A. -
standing in .the -doorway ' - -
She h — ad come to him, bumbled' *ad ;
stricken, to make her confession and give
him his freedom. She stood now erect,
proud and noble in , womanly 'indignation
for his treachery, Involuntarily her hand
closed more firmly .upon the papers.she
held. No reed to tear her father'4,4o- 7 ,
artice front its long conceallient, to hum
ble, her. own pride.' By his own trench
ery, he was • I '
iTaidow_me." she said; 'meeting-Vsie's . ,
defiant eyes, Egberes startled ~cines, Tth,
quiet dignity.,.;"l did not. see, that, Cott
were so pleasantly engaged,, nail it was'
toOlate to: retire. 31r:"Warbiirto'n;"bav::
ing no further - use,:of :this; will retorit,.
it yoa-;" and she,: put diamond.
sire hand:, "We :have '.made : a mistake,
butit is not, too late..yet•tO. really 1t.!4 •.•
;Before be could remonstrate, she -bait'
erOtiett.thiiloOritligaiit-: to' her uttpleifli-:
.brary.-.FrOm her earliest re. she
had. suriied to "Uncle John''. for com..,
fort in every sorrow, and 'hiS grave syni-.:
pithy was now the baiiri ~ she- c raved for
her brmsed i .bleeding heart. .-!-:
.after :: the ev ents:already re-.
corded, a malignant fever broke out in
the Ohio State 'Prison, and spread with
fearful rapidity •amongst the inmates.—:
Outside assistance was obtained for the'
relief of the 'surgeon in Charge, .and
niirses-were also hired for the emergency.
It fell upon Dr. the= prison
surgeon, to select' these nurses, and one
evening, as he sat in the private office,' he
was informed that a _lady wished to see
him wit h'reference is this' business.
A . tall, gracefut .woman in deep mourn
ing was ushered into' the room,:and, in
rep,' to his listening attitivie ) said :
"I have come to apiPy Tor 'admission
to . the prison as nurse.
',"Yourself- ?" •
"You took surprised,, and.probably
think I am inexperienced, but. Ihave_
letters from the hosPitai . where I•*have
seen nuraino for font. years:"
As she spoke, the iisitor laid before.
the doctor,,two letters . certtfying; to her;
ability . as a siek-nurse, and signed by will-
kno*u hospital surgeon!.
"You are 'aware' thtt` there is danger ot
Catching the fever," said' the doctor.
is not contagions in many. cases ; oth
ers it has proved so.", '
1 "I am well ,aware of the rink."'
There was a motnent of - silence, then
the-lady spoke, and her voice' was sweet,
steady and clear.•' - '
'l . heard to-day. that Jarvis ROO. was
ill with . , this fever. One
.of the ,nitraes
has a sister in the , hospital' where I haie
'been, and has kept me 'informed. It
possible, I should like'to: be put 'upon'
ditty with'Jarvis Hutt:"
"A relative "r"
"My father, Sir."
With tio false sham for he disgrace
for whiob she was not responsible, quiet
ly dignitied , air when she . stood in:crowd
ed ballrooms,_the belle of the assem-‘
binge, Francis Hunt, waited the docter's
Four years before she had "lost her un
cle, her best and most constant friend.----:
Egbert had married:. Elsie, cursing , his
own'infatuation, and Francis had. come
to 'Ohio, throwing aside all disguise, and
devoting her time and large income en
tirely to the - service of the paupersin the
hospital; For those who could pay for
hired assistance` she -had -no care, but,
there were many who had no servidehe
yond the regular routine duty of the - ,
Ititvas a part of Francis's religion that
crime Ws. for atonement .as.
repentance and she humbly laid ;h4 , ser
vice of her life at the Savior's feet, pray-
rastinvitltti Ntith iieW)
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