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Weekly News, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1884, Frederick, Maryland THE WEEKLY VOL. 7. JANUARY 24, 1884. PRICE PER YEAR With All Your JO. If you have anv task to Let me whisper to Do it. If you've anything to True and yea or Say it. If you've anything to As ii blessing from Love it. jf anything to That another's joy may Give it. If you know what torch to others through the Light it If anv debt to Hitst you neither night nor Pay it. If you've any joy to uur lest it grow Hold it. Meet it. See it. I Hear If you've At the living Father's If you've a to see w hat a child of GoJ should hi life is or UK re's a sweet or down to every A BROKEN BABBETT OF JET ETC. JS VOL 1, NO ab JL am to call on my old said the you me I Liuly is and I should like to offer a little respect I if you desire said raising her eyes from the on which she was if it will not be I should like Bowmont was sitting with a f running brow over n letter he had ltd from his son's tutor tit Oxford of the disgraceful excesses in as he he giving up his appointment as to do with this degenerate Raid Lord i rightly 3 on and Viscountess are in the my said a M i opening the said starting Bowmen t desired me to come to lordship and inform you that tho Account and Viscountess with attend her said L n d making a violent effort tj ho has come at he ing his interview I have so longed for and dreaded must be It will be worse than death to see her another's but it must be so. Hastily arranging his attire he de- As his hand rested on the the clear tones of Geraldine sent him staggering my lie wiping the drops from his calmly she She does not of my .AN ith an immense effort he conquered agitation and entered the was sitting on a be- aile the Dowager Lady Bowmont Her exquisite bonnet ot blue velvet with its drooping seemed like a crown to her angelic while tho f eavy folds of blue velvet added dignity to her slight I am glad to see permit me to introduce you to my my Lord u wi Awards met my she in quiet Bowmont bowed over the Land refer to the mutter answered tlie Viscount the day I saw her father's grave her face haunted me. I know you loved and that your love was returned but you were and 1 was not The girls were and I found them 1 won her and married She was not aware of my title until after- (i said are an honorable you de- serve the treasure you have I lost and have no right to I can read in those silver streaks among your dark hair that you have and I fear you sutler deserve it murmured Eugene do not with me Little did the impulsive nobleman think how guilty was tJie man whose hand he grasped little did he think that hand had severed the tie which should have bound the loving young wife to her had divided a mother from her had degraded a noble and branded the bov his n doted on with But the Viscount knew of He knew thut Lord Bowmont had lured Geraldine and had won her but he had concluded that wedding Lady Augusta while his heart was and the penniless girl for the was his greatest Edith left ATI's as Mrs. health had been rather delicate of and herself to her supposed But Mrs. Falconer would not suffer i hr r to remain always by her be- there was fascination in the I library of Bowmont House that she j could not resist hours the girl would sit at Lord j listening to him as he poured out to her thj stores of knowledge he had quired The youths were fast merging into Earnest and Edward were uow and were to leave college at Tius was arid was with joyous their armaL only drawback to her pleasure was the change in His manner in his had ever been tender lie did and his glance full of the but now he would shrink j from her and when she would her white arms round his neck m a 1 he w become pale I .is and would tremblingly draw j i He had become j much taller I in every I uay a study of itself a splendid young Ernest imd His noble head the smooth him to hide the deadly or that had crept over his escaped the Viscount resumed her con- l. and he in to be Ue you pose 6brated lor your CuV md your collet the to fore ve fort head was so the eyes so soft yet so the straight nose so and the with the small brown moustache so He had w on high honors at and was bearing home the respect and of master and Xot so A letter from the college requested that Lord Bowmont would not again send his as he could not be although not commended so for his had passed his examinations very and was highly complimented on his uniform goodness and Mrs. Falconer was at Bowmont House when the travellers were Eu- gene could not bear that another but himself should receive his yet he did not wish to deprive Mrs. Falconer of that Edith had remained for hours at tho window watching for is getting my said you will be quite Come and sit by one dear said here is a carriage at and I it is The next moment she was in the and in Edward's he was too much agitated to and could the lovely face which nestled on his age is all very said but its niy turn And Edith was subjected to a second tion of think I ought to the same said pretty repeat those ing And he attempted to clasp her in his With a look of for his tainted and fanned her Edith shrank and turned an imploring look to flashing he was by her side in an my he in a voice trembling with lips shall not pollute her cheek 1" A look lowered the young heir's brow as he drew it I will not forget the There was ft deep meaning ui look and words that seat the blood from Edith's but Edward's whispered agement reassured was no secret to her and he resolved to watch carefully over the being whom he loved more than anything in the Viscount and Viscountess have accepted my said Lady will be here on said Lord and their son I hear that he passed his examination with great How is it that nold alone disappoints us cannot my I fear he is entangled in some disreputable com- for we see him Could they have seen him at that they would have known the truth of their for long after everyone in the house had with unsteady gait and flushed let self in with a and staggered to his One feverish head and unquiet heart was awake when Reginald Edward had striven in vain to forget himself and but a torturing ing of agony and of self-reproach kept him For months Edward had to dread the intensity of his love for the thought of her ever being another's drove Inm almost to and the sound of her sweet voice led him with a sensation riot consistent j with a brother's Yes Falconer loved his posed sister with the absorbing love of a voung fond and it was with a j shuddering horror that he felt the passion growing upon him and absorbing every He had striven against and thought he had succeeded m schooling I his feelings to brotherly but I the next touch of her arms around his 1 the nest kiss he had pressed upon I her had taught him how vain had I been his what have I done that I should be tortured thus he starting I from his bed is my heart so I perversely Slie is my j my he clasping his I throbbing will not my heart acknowledge her as He continued to pace his room until I the gray morning to light his I must leave he as he sank back exhausted upon his I must leave you I can never see you i my peerless Already I read in the lingering glances of Gerald the light oi that love it is a crime in me to i The ball at Bowmont House was the grandest of the Not only was die beautiful Viscountess but a new star in the person of Edith Falconer set the of in a buzz of To the tortured heart of Edward the ball seemed as if it never would The crowd of fashionables hemmed the beautiful Edith Edward hovered near her the whole anticipating every In vain had her eyes turned towards him beseeching him by their entreaty to rescue her from the fulsome compliments and unmeaning nonsense of the flatterers around He dared not he felt the touch of her small fingers would unman pale and he kept said Lord towards the close of the fear I have not seen you dance Let me introduce you to a thank your said if you will permit I will re- my if you prefer it This way will lead you to the As Edward entered the charming re- treat he was conscious of another form resting ig the quiet of the shrubs and murmured the I thought my heart Avas that it would cease to would have rest Edward quietly drew back without dis- his own heart softened by another's The darkness was too great to see who the lady was sho was retired to her chamber in spite of her Edward liad not approached her the whole and his approbation and attention had ever been the dearest ob- ject of her she her young can I hare Edward has not spoken to me all the And what to me is the flattery of those other young if he proves Frances Leslie was Edith's bosom friend and companion at She was on orphan and had been placed at Miss Austin's by her and as she remained at Miss Austin's all the Edith had entreated Lady mont to invite her to Bowmont House for the She loving the opinion of Tier own person and And yet she was a beautiful not so brilliant as our tle Edith but there was a loving look in her soft brown and a gentle look in her pretty that attracted tion and the wandering From the day that Ernest had bestowed a silver arrow on her foot for her skill in archery she had never forgotten and it was with a bounding step and beating heart that she prepared to accept the invitation that would bring her again into his for his had quite for- gotten the blushing girl on whom he had made such an impression but his ral kindness for anything gentle and dependent led him to treat her with a considerate kindness that continued the first feeling of her timid can you have done sweet Edith she fondly throwing her arms round her loves you as fondly as ever sister was but perhaps he has something to distract his attention he may be in you she added with a in said with a pale He has promised me a thousand times that he would never I in- tend and why should he 1 3.O not dear but those promises were made when you were and he is a man you but I intend to keep him Who is there in the world that I would exchange for she I am not so sure of always keeping Did you see how often he danced with that handsome cousin I do not know what he could see in I disliked her the moment I saw she looked so proud and Did you think her handsome Fanny don't faltered the see you are almost so I will not talk any Good good And two fair in spite of their secret were soon sleeping the sweet sleep of CHAPTER It was a dark and bitterly cold evening that a young girl stood waiting on a lonely part of a heath for the to She was very young and but very as she walked to and while the wind and sleet drove into her Slie had waited perhaps half an when a man overtook her and grasped her by the He was a tall young fellow of about and was made and He was dressed hi a velvet coat and wideawake from the gun in his evidently held the position of The girl screamed as she felt his hand upon her and turned sharply do you she coming upon one in such a What do you want girl he what is it to you what I very much to you know what it is to don't want to know said the turning have nothing to do with me. I have told you so please let me not till you've heard what I've got to I couldn't rest in my bed if 1 let you go without one word of as it want no she of all from You was always jealous of when we was children even if another boy offered me a bunch of That's true I was But surely you ku whv I was because 1 when you was not much higher than my and don't I love you You've told me that many times said the I I and have ye not listened to them with a blush on ye cheek and the smile in ye eye you loved me before the fine Lunnon chap whispered his lies in listen to mo The cannot mean you Why should a gentleman seek you but for your ruin never had much opinion of the angrily if others see what you I should like to know why 1 should not believe they only speak to deceive I know why you are Ellen you are waiting for the coach to take you up to the with a toss of her you are going to meet Mr. Reginald And if I Soing to do not Think of roue your and of my lassie he shall never be happy again if you never aee another face to never a bright summer's day all will be dark and gloomy to for the of this one true do not The girl but turned away her must she do not love and I do love he is not Ellen you will soon forget him when his nattering tongue is not whispering lies into your The girl's vanity flamed up into her all you've got to say against she said If there's nothing in me for there's nothing for you you needn't regret and I shall She moved away with a rapid but the young man overtook word Should you ever want a lam one for ever He turned and was soon lost in the gathering The stage just then came rattling with a foreboding the girl took her place Ellen Graham was the daughter of a She was a but vain and had obtained the affection of her father's assistant more by her pretty face than her other They had been engaged for years and until first cast his eyes on her fair they had been But hers was the sprightly face that he ad- and very soon lie found that his whispered flatteries had not been poured into empty When he returned to London from he had obtained from the foolish behoved all his and was dazzled by anticipated silks and operas and promise that she would meet him in at an address he gave What need to follow her in her ward course She soon found the heart of her betrayer to be as cold as her owu had been to the agony and prayers of her forsaken At the end of sis months he cast her off. He was now engaged in a more cult the winning of the ful Edith but his coarse nature was s j opposed to every delicate instinct of lies pure that she shrank from every offered and dreaded his Edward had left Bowmont House and was at home with his mother but his self-reproach and agony were and his mother at length yielded to his entreaties and purchased a commission for him in the It was a great trial to the fond but his pale face and the lock of suppressed thai was now always in his told her of some great mental and perhaps some active employment would sub- due it. The voluntary absence of Edward wna a source of grief to She could not understand her own sensations sha only knew that every thing had lost its and that even the society of Lord could not nil the void his absence His letters breathed the fondest and were filled with the outpourings of a noble but there ran through them all a vein of self-reproach and humble depreciation that the girl could not There was not one ex- pression which brotherly love could not have yet she hid his letters in her and never even showed them to her hitherto confidant and But there was one eye that had read the secret that Edward would not knowledge and Edith did not herself and that was With the quick eye of he had dived into the secret of Edward's manner and and saw in Edith's love for him his own He knew standard of perfection was and if no suitor reached that she would not be It was in vain he tried to school his words and manners in imitation of Edith detested o effort he could make would detain her an instant in his presence and she shunned him as she would have done something to her It was a bitter experience to the young and gradually the love which o had felt gave place to a feeling of hatred and Edith's manner had become so sub- dued and her lovely face so that Lord Bowmont at length yielded to the Viscount's and suffered her to pay a visit to He trusted the fresh air of the country would revive the roses that a London season had In the meantime Ernest had been en- raged in a furious flirtation with Miss Clarissa the daughter of Lord She was a belle and a dashing young but a coquette Season's
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