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Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer (Newspaper) - May 2, 1877, Cincinnati, OhioVol. Xxxvi no. 40wednesday Mollring May 2, 1877. Whole no. 2083 . It r. H. Stoddard of i or asked the Semon i could not Tell to Day should aay it still was Winter the Calendar says May. If this indeed be May Day 1 Moat be growing old for nothing i was used to do i to Day behold. On May Day in new England in that old town of Oura. We Rose before the Daybreak and went and gathered Flowers. If there Are Woods in hon Guam i have forgot i know that there were Woods in 8cekonk, Bonne forty years ago. And thither went the children for there the wild Flowers grew they plucked them up by handfuls with angers wet with Dew. And then in pretty baskets. With Little sprigs of Green. They placed them and stole homeward and hoped they were not seen. Along the roads and by ways the merry creatures crept. And round their sweethearts houses. While still their sweethearts slept. The baskets on their windows they Hung and stole away and no one knew who did it. Or knowing none would say. It spoiled her simple pleasure if any Maiden knew who sent her her May taxi Aketo Bhe had to guess out who. A those indeed were May Days but thief this dreary Day the calendars mistaken a la not the 1st of May Why if it were my lady 1 would have gone in time and made you Jour May Basket. If Only one of rhyme but i Haven done it Darling the words that 1 have Sung Are faded recollections of May when i was Young. The Tower of Perc Emont. George Saxe s East Votee. Chapter Xiii. It waa just in time. Madame de Nivea Pale and excited entered in her turn absolutely is if she were in her own House without knocking or being announced. Marie bad turned to the window leaving visible Only her Black and White Fiche her blonde hair coquettish by curled and her Straw hat turned up behind without being dressed As o peasant she wore As usual that pretty a Vernat Bonnet which blends with the new fashion in such a manner As to appear elegant without ceasing to be original. A Pardon me m. Chantabul a said Madame de Nives who at first glance took or pretend and to take the two Young ladies for peasant girls a you Are Here in consultation i did not know it. A thousand pardons by am looking for my daughter i thought she was Here. They told me at your House that you bad taken her in this direction. Toll me where she is that i May embrace her. I will wait in your Garden till you have Leisure to attend to me in my while the countess was talking i glanced to the Back part of the Tower visible Trou a window opposite to the one occupied Mademoiselle de Nives and had seen Charliette watching and waiting in the ruined and abandoned part of the Manor. There fore Madame de Nives appeared to me perfectly Well informed of what was going on and i was unwilling to indulge her in a useless pretence. A you will not disturb me Madame a i a Aid. A i aug Here with my family. If there is a consultation you will not be in the and advancing to the Casy chair i added a Mademoiselle Ninie is in this room but she is in the midst of the game of a hide and seek a and does not Sec you. Come Ninie a i continued raising the table cover a it is your Mamma hasten to Welcome Ninie obeyed with a visible reluctance. Her Mother seized rather than took her up and seated her on her knee saying in a harsh tone a what Are you insane done to you remember me a while Ninie was embracing her Mother with More fear than love Mademoiselle de Nives anxious to know if the child was a victim As she had been told turned round to observe the glacial kiss. The Clear cold eyes of the countess were fixed upon hers and i Law her tremble As at the sight of a Viper. Doubtless she would not have recognized her step Daug liter immediately and under this disguise if she had not been into me of her Nee. 6he was evidently prepared for stage re interview As Bhe did not mistake her for an instant for Miette and a ferocious smile contracted her lips. A you pretend sir a she said in a loud and Clear voice a that. I shall not be in the Way in the consultation i have interrupted. As far is i can see the question to be settled is a marriage Between two Young ladies and two gentlemen. I am acquainted with but one of them which of the suitors is hers a a there he is a replied Mademoiselle de Nives without hesitation pointing to my Nephew. A this is m. Jacques Ormonde. The bans will be published in a fortnight and although at that time your consent will be unnecessary i Hope Madame you will deign to approve my Choice for the Sake of propriety. A it will be very necessary a replied the countess a since this is the gentleman who it appears ran away with a this gentleman a added Jacques to whom happiness gave self control a would suggest to the countess that Mademoiselle Ninie is o it of place Here and would be better off amusing herself in the a with Charliette who is still prowling a bout there a i said raising my voice a no take the child to her Furse who is waiting for her among the vines and coie Back Here yourself. If your future wife is bound to make some concessions we need your �?o8he May make As Many concessions As she pleases a replied Jacques taking Ninie by the band who followed him with an instinctive Confidence a she gave you full control of her affairs and i do the same and he led away the child followed by the glance of the countess who thought much less of her daughter than she did of examining the features and appearances of Jacques with a haughty and disdainful curiosity. A there is then a she said a soon As he bad gone out a the object of Mademoiselle de Nives grand passion a a the Young Man a my Nephew a i re plied a my dear sister s son an excellent person and a very worthy a for a very Gallant Man m. Chantabul you Are indulgent a a Well known to the Stembera of your family i see you find nothing worthy of condemnation in the enl it will not however be a unknown for be inc secret out of regard for la de Nives and a for me indeed 1�?� i made a sign to the a elvers to leave us and approaching very near her said in a whisper a for you Madame who agreed with Charliette to bring about this scandal and ruin Mademoiselle de Nives a she became Pale As if she were going to faint but making a Strong Effort she replied in a Low voice a this woman Lias told a frightful lie and you will never be Able to prove it a Are you willing to let me Call her she is still a Why do you want to Call her a she plied with a wild look. You must summon her before us All to Tell the truth. The recompense you promised her will be at this Price and if necessary we have a collection of documents that will a Loose her Tongue. She will produce your the countess feebly murmured these words a you must not do that i am in your hands spare me then sue Sank Back in her chair in a real fainting fit. I had guessed right for Learned the details uit Coward. Charliette had of course fleeced taken advantage of deceived and betrayed every one in turn. My Niece and made Moisette de Nives came eagerly to Madame de Nivea a assistance. She recovered her senses very quickly and wanted to renew the conversation. I begged her not to fatigue herself uselessly. A we can a i said a renew the conference later this evening or a no no a she said a immediately especially As i have nothing to say. I have simply to wait for propositions that one woul think ought to a rave come from me on the eve of a general settlement of our a there Are no propositions to he made a replied. A you thought that Mademoiselle de Nives having been led to commit acts of grave imprudence would need silence and a generous Pardon on your part. Things arc changed now As you have just seen. Silence is for the common interest and Pardon is no More Only a matter of expediency say rather of Christian Charity. Mademoiselle de Nives is absolute mistress of a considerable Fortune. I know now the amount of it. For i procured it during your absence. She has a right to demand the accounts of guardianship which us i had foreseen and calculated will amount to about 240,000 francs but she does not want her sister to be brought up in constraint and privation. She will give you an unconditional receipt for All sums expended or saved by you during her minority. It is for you Madame to address to Here i will not say thanks but at least to give evidence of the satisfaction a Mother ought to Feci under the Madame de Nives had expected to make better bargain by her unworthy plots. She waa checkmate and overwhelmed. She tried to speak but could not utter a word and made to Mademoiselle Marie a kind of grimacing smile with an abrupt inflection of the head. She recovered however strength enough to 6ay that Leonic would still be very poor since the possibility of laying aside even a Small sum in the Large and expensive chateau de Nives was an entirely gratuitous supposition on my part. A i know nothing about it a replied Mademoiselle de Nives rising. Pm. Chantabul would you be kind enough to Tell me the amount of my income As nearly As you can a a if you sell Mademoiselle you will have an income of fifty thousand francs. If you keep it you will have thirty a and now a she resumed a will you ask Madame de Nives How Large an income she requires to live in ease and Security a a i shall never enjoy these two blessings again a said the countess a i must have at least fifteen thousand francs a year to bring up my daughter without letting her feel the change in her a this with your Small saving of which i also know the amount will give you the Means of living in the same manner As you have done since your marriage. Mile de Nives must decide if your affection for her merits such a a i will do it a cried Marie without a moment s hesitation and perceiving Jacques who was just entering she took his hand adding a we will make the sacrifice but upon one condition without which i shall adhere to the conditions that m. Chantabul has drawn up i must have an unconditional kilc&sc.11 a what then is this condition a said Madame de Nives whose steel coloured eyes shone with a metallic Lustre. A you must give my sister to me and resign All your rights Over her to me. At this Price you will be Rich live where you please a excepting at Nives we Here i intend to establish myself. You will see Leonie but she will be mine mine alone Jacques do you consent a Cand Franca Pray then in Earnest that the a a a fief iii intr 11 we fax ctr scr ame de Nives per two Sisters May live happily together r plainly that Madame d Cei Ved the Justi i saw a joyfully a he replied without hesitation. Madame de Nives did not appear thunderstruck As she should have done in conformity to the character she was playing. The idea was not new to her. Marie had proposed it through Charliette and the countess had had time to reflect upon it. She feigned however a new fainting fit. Marie and Miette were very much excited. A this is too cruel a contended my Niece a this lady is ill and can not Bear such emotion. She May be wicked that is possible but she can not be indifferent to her daughter and we Are demanding too much of Herl a leave me alone with her a i said a and give yourself no trouble. Go to my House and wait for me and if Madame Chantabul has returned Tell her to have a Good dinner ready for us after All the excitement of the when they had gone Madame de Nives kept me waiting a Long time before she recovered Possession of her faculties. She shed a few tears when resuming the subject exclaiming that it was horrible and that Mademoiselle de Nives took her revenge in an atrocious manner. A Mademoiselle de Nives does not wish for revenge a i replied. A she possesses in reality a remarkable sweetness and gentleness. She has not addressed to you one bitter word under circumstances where the wrong Yog have done her would naturally turn her heart against you. She has Token a great fancy to Leonie and i think the child returns it As far As she knows a one thing is certain my daughter loves every one excepting her Mother she has a terrible disposition. She showed an aversion to me when she was very a i know it and it a a great misfortune but it a your own fault for you Hare not taken the right course to make yourself loved by her and respected by your a you can not however advice me to abandon her to an insane woman who Baa taken a passing fancy for her and will soon to care for Herf i Justice of the argument. She still discussed the question however for the Sake of appearances. A you really think then a she resumed a that Mademoiselle de Nives is capable of bringing up a Young girl in a suitable manner a a if you had asked this question yesterday i should have said a no. I do not think so. 1 did not then fully know her while to Day Here in your presence. I Felt a great admiration for her. This child like generosity has a Sublime aspect that exalts it above the filing mistakes of an Over excited imagination. I Hud just been finding great fault with her when you entered she punished me by showing an admirable repentance and sincerity. I am now entirely on her Side which will not prevent me from serving you in taking care that the payment of your income Samll be made a serious and inviolable a nah yes that is of special import Anoo a cried the countess involuntarily. A this allowance most not be a a neither must it be an extortion quot i replied a the allowance will cease on the Day when you reassert your claim to a that is understood a said the countess in an angry tone a but if Mademoiselle mane who knows nothing about Money should ruin herself i must have a mortgage on the Nives a you shall have it but do not fear that she will ruin herself on the contrary the moment she marries Jacques Ormonde she will be much a will this famous Jacques oration de who is called a conqueror of women make his wife and consequently my daughter Happy a a this conqueror of women has the Best heart in the world and a natural disposition of the finest a and. While awaiting the marriage what shall i do with my daughter who thinks of nothing hut running away from me and to whose absence i must become gradually accustomed in order to have courage to leave her entirely a a you will go to Nives to make preparations for your departure. Ninie will stay at my House with Mademoiselle Marie who being betrothed to Jacques will remain under the Protection of her future a Brut your Sony your son has just had i know it very Well an intrigue with her a a that is one of Charlies tco a lies. My son is an honest Man and a serious Inin did Man. It is possible that Charliette wanted to make Money out of him also but he is sharper than Jacques. Meanwhile As we must not give occasion for gossip my son will pass the rest of his vacation with his Cousin at chum Gousse and will not return Home until the marriage takes place. We shall sign this very Day the deeds that concern you at the same time with the contract and while waiting As you have recovered your Sef pos session you will Dine at our House with my family and a impossible i can not see All these people Ninie especially this child who leaves me with Joy in her heart is my a it is a deserved punishment Madame de Nives. You wished to debase ruin and Dishonour your husbands daughter. You were determined either to make her a nun or to destroy her character forever it is too much you have wearied the patience of god. Do not abuse that of men and take every precaution to keep them in ignorance of the secret designs of your guilty soul. Offer your daughter Osa recompense for your cruel deeds and accept in return the worldly wealth for which you have worked with so much perseverance and so Little scruple. You must Dine with me since you have told my wife every thing you could think of against Mademoiselle Marie. I do not ask you to confess your guilt nor to retract your words we shall say that you have had a reconciliation with your step daughter and that through my efforts an arrangement has been made satisfactory to All parties to care for her Ahe will to you Bat than you most your income of fifteen thou chapter Xiv. Madame de Nives yielded took my Arm and we went together toward my House. As we came out of the Pine Wood i saw Charliette who was watching us very much disturbed on her own account at the result of our conference. A a we must make a settlement with this Jade a i said to the countess. A no no a she replied in terror a i never Wunt to see her a for that very reason she must be and turning toward Charliette i made her a sign to come to us. Quot she quickly obeyed the summons. A the time for settling your accounts Lias arrived a i said a we have All agreed to have nothing More to do with you. M Jacques Ormonde Lias paid you three thousand francs it is More than you deserve he has no further need of you. Mademoiselle de Nives will also give you three thousand francs. How much has the countess de Nives who is Here present promised you a a ten thousand a replied Charliette boldly. A Only five thousand a replied the countess bristling with indignation. A on the Day when Mademoiselle de Nives comes of age a i rejoined a you can come to my House to receive the sum of eight thousand francs after which you will have nothing More to expect from any a that is Little for so much work a replied Charliette. A if i told you All that i know a a you can Tell it if it pleases you to be driven away in All quarters As a promoter of intrigue and a vile woman. If you talk about us we will talk about you also beware a Charliette frightened by my words went off As quickly As possible and during the ten minutes it took us to reach my House i saw that Madame de Nives was rapidly recovering her self composure. This woman whose sole impelling Power and sole passion was avarice horrified me. I was none the less very polite respectful and attentive to her. I had Tola her some Plain truths and had gained a Good cause l had no angry feeling to excite me and i was satisfied with myself. I conducted her to a room a she wished to rest for a Little while. Madame Chantabul had not returned. Miette Lead courageously gone to work to prepare the Pinner one understood the Art of cooking was Well acquainted with my tastes and was much beloved by my servants. I saw with pleasure that we should have a Good dinner and that no dish would be a failure my wife not being there to excite the nerves of the Cook by giving confused directions. Me still greater pleasure to Stten a Slat he had a Kea off his coat and put of a White apron. Liis was so con serious bearing my Surprise. You wish a he said a there Are dramatic and romantic heroines Here who would lie very much puzzled to know How to make a simple Melet. Emilie who is in my eyes the Only and True heroine of the Day and w to makes no Effort to attract attention consecrates herself to our service As if she were Good for nothing else. It is Only Jnet for me to save her All Trie trouble i can or at least make her laugh by my and As Miette went away to look after her pastry a Bee a he said a How skillful and Quick she is. With her silk dress and trimmed Fiche she takes no precaution and yet she will not soil them. Bhe is in her elements Home country and Domestic a we must leave her there a i replied with a malicious purpose. A such a condition is not poetic enough for a Man of your �?o1 beg your Pardon futher i find it entirely sufficient poetry is present everywhere if one has the Eye to see it. It was at Vig Nolette in the old times when in the very Middle of her great Black Kitchen where the huge Copper vessels shone so brightly i looked at Miette As she kneaded in her pretty fingers the cakes for our breakfast. It was a picture of Rembrandt with a a figure of Correggio in the Center. At that time i Felt the Charm of this intimate life and this Model woman. I forgot every thing but now i see again the past through the revived medium. Miette is much More Beautiful than she was in those Days and has lie come much More Graceful. Besides i am hungry the smell of the �<xh1 seems to me delicious. The animal is in Harmony with the poet in crying out a Here is the truth a Well regulated and Well appointed existence an adorable wife an inexhaustible depth of Confidence Mutual respect and a a you have come to a full comprehension of the heart As Well As the reason. Will you not Tell this to Emilie a a no i dare not Lam not yet worthy of forgiveness. I know Miette has suffered for my fault she believed for a Day or two that i was in love with the heiress and that i was willing to Compromise her reputation to get her Uway from Jacques. Without you dear father without the full explanations made to Day she would perhaps still believe it. Do you know How you frightened me for a moment but when you put me under the necessity of telling Mademoiselle de Nives before you All what i ought to think and what i really had thought of her frivolity i understood that you were rendering me a great service and i regained at once my self control and willingness to do As you desired. If Marie a Odd ways surprised me for a Little while to one but myself must Ever know it and if she Felt any doubt in regard to the matter i am glad you give me the Opportunity to remove the impression. She belongs to Jacques certainly and to no one else. Bhe has a Noble character notwithstanding her childish triviality. Jacques has the great Good sense that is wanting in her and since he loves her dearly will impart it to her unconsciously without wounding her Pride. He will always talk like her but he will do it in such a Way the amp to in her turn she will think like a very Well reasoned my son and now May god Grant us his Aid in these Durn Mcm to that pressing circumstances Force us to improvise life strongly resembles a pleasing Romance. I own that in pleading before you the cause of reason and right i did not expect such Ajcuc Cess i did not see Eliut two Ood and Beautiful marriages would result rom my simple and sincere words but where Are our lovers a a Over there on that Bench Yau Sec from Here. I believe they Are waiting impatiently for inc countess decision in regard to Ninie. Do you think she will give her up a a that Point is already decided a i replied a and i must hasten to Tell them Miette at this moment came toward us wit i her pastry ready to put into the oven. A i am not in the habit of embracing my Cooks a i said kissing her on the forehead a but this one is so much to my taste that 1 can not Jacques and Marie seeing me coming from the pantry ran to meet me with Ninie. A Well said Mademoiselle de Nives pointing to the child a May i Hope a a she is yours a i replied in a Low tone a do not say a word and Endeavor to avoid additional trouble by inducing her to bid Farewell to her Mother a that is easy a said Jacques and taking Ninie in his arms a listen Mademoiselle a our Mamma seeing that you Are very Well Ere and very found of us consents to leave you a few Days longer with Susette at papa bebel�?T8. You will certainly thank her for her kindness you will embrace her and be very Good will you not a a yes yes quot cried the child beside herself with Joy a i will be very Good. What Hap tines a we shall go after dinner to the Mountain with Susette and my Hobby horse. a it is i who will be the Hobby horse a replied Jacques smiling a and Susette will make the a have you pardoned me a i said to Mademoiselle de Nives a and will you consent to remain with me until your marriage a Marie took my hands with that charming outpouring of the heart that atoned for every Faux to and in spite of my resistance pressed her lips to them. A you have saved me a she said a you Are and you will be my father i need so much to be directed to be really loved. You must make me worthy of this dear Jacques who spoils me and from whom 1 can not draw it a Henri a smiling at Miette Aud j e bad pc tic slightest u scold at a then i shall scold at you and it will be his fault. He will Tell you that you Are a yes indeed a exclaimed Jacques a i shall Tell her so a ? quot and that i am an old a was of that no a he replied half stifling me As he pressed me to his breast a you will always be our guardian meantime my wife arrived and her arms dropped with Surprise when one saw me embrace the lovers. Her eyes were not Large enough to examine the countenance and costume of Mademoiselle de Nives. A Madame Chantabul a i said while presenting her a be kind enough i beg you to bless and embrace your future Niece a peas ant girl As you see but very Well born and worthy of your affectionate a is this a joke a said my wife a would Jacques marry in this Way and at once a person with whom we Are not acquainted a a a few words will make you acquainted with me a said Mademoiselle de Nives. I came Toper Emont in disguise to consult m. Chantabul. He Lias expressed his approval of my marriage with Jacqes Ormonde. My Stepmother arrived unexpectedly. M. Chantabul drought about a reconciliation Between us and she even consented to share with me in inestimable treasure the child whom you see playing yonder whom you love also and wha will become the child your step Mother Ido not u at All said my wife As a a a Wager to mystify me quot quot at that Beautiful lady who tray to his tastes and usual understand you at ally said my is adjusting her toilet and passing and Repass ing before the window of chamber number two in your a the countess de Nives is she Here a. A and Mademoiselle Marie de Nives a and the countess gives her daughter she gives Ninie to a a to the person of whom she Lias spoken so unkindly and who does not deserve it. Did i not Tell you the countess was very Odd a a i find the word too mild now but i Suplit be there is Money in All this a a much Money for Mademoiselle de Nives does not Eon at the Cost when her heart 6peaks, and her act is still More worthy of commendation since she had nothing to fear from the calumny that menaced her. Eni ilic Jacques Henry and i in front of All Are Here to defend and exonerate a and you still receive this countess has she taken Possession of our House a a for this evening. Bhe has been very much agitated and we Are hiking care of her. Bhe is going to Dine with us. A to Dine with us indeed and i not at Home an ignorant Cook and without brains a a therefore i have found another a wonder whom i wish to present to you. Will you not Welcome your future Niece a Marie approached gracefully and confidently. Madame Chantabul was much moved and when after the presentation Mademoiselle de Nives took her hand to kiss in Token of respect my wife had tears in her eyes she was conquered. A this does not prevent me from thinking a 6he said of we were on our Way to the Kitchen a that Jacques marriage is remarkable and far above his condition. Bince you understand so Well How to perform miracles m. Chantabul Why did you not think of your own son before any one else Henri would have been a much More suitable and agreeable husband for this Young lady in All respects than the great a my dear wife a i replied a listen to me. Leave the cooking to take care of itself every thing is going on As Well As you can desire let us talk a Little while under these Trees like two old friends who ought to have but one heart and one 1 related to my wife All that had passed and added a you see plainly that Mademoiselle de Nives waited for Ana hoped for with Good reason by Jacques can not be the wife of any one else unless it were of an ambitious i it Erson entirely without a you Are right m. Chantabul i do not deny it Only i regret a a there is nothing to regret. Henri will be Happy in his marriage happier than any one in the world a a i see what you arc driving at m. Chantabul you wish him to marry your Miette Ormonde a a the wishes it also he loves a it is you who persuaded him to make this a no i was very careful not to use any influence in the matter it would have been the Means of est ranging him from her and i am not so foolish. What have you then against my poor Miette a a against her nothing to be sure i do Justice to her merits but it is it is that a that Village Bonnet Mademoiselle de Nives has one on to Day just like it and looks none the less like a a yes but she is one in reality Liat is easily a and you think that Miette looks Liko an ungainly woman a a no she resembles her Mother who resembled you. There is nothing common in our family but Miette is cold she does not love a nah there is your mistake Miette appears cold to you because she is dignified and spirited. I thought you would understand her for i remember some one whom i loved and sought in i Arriage a Long time ago. This person was jealous of a Little blonde without the least occasion whom i asked to dance with me at a country Ball. My Fiance wept though i knew nothing about it and never confessed her resentment until after our a this person was myself a replied my wife a and i own i would have Cut myself to pieces rather than confess f was a Why so Tell me a a a because because jealousy is a feeling that leads us to doubt the Man we love. If we were 6ure that he was deceiving us we should cease to care for him but we Are not sure we Are afraid of offending him and of lowering ourselves in his estimation by the avowal of our a very Well explained wife. And then one suffers All the More from the Effort to conceal it a �?o6ne suffers much and must exercise great fortitude. Do you think Miette has this fortitude a a and this endurance All the More since her Pride has been wounded by some a by whom a a that is the very thing i want to a is it perhaps by me a a that is a Well it is the truth. I spoke sharply to this child because she seemed to think Henri would stay in Paris. I confess i was afraid of it also and was out of temper about it. I vented my spite on poor Emilie and done to know Flint i said to her. She went away in consternation and As i have not seen her since i supposed she was in the sulks but i assure you i Bear her no ill will and love her As much As a a shall i Tell her so a a at once. You say she is Here where is she hiding a a in the Kitchen with a Henri in the Kitchen this is indeed something new he so aristocratic a a the declares that nothing is so distinguished As a Young and Beautiful girl engaged in the duties of housekeeping and nothing so deserving of respect As the Mother of a family like you taking care of the Well being of the a this Means that i ought to go and see to the dinner a a it Means that Emilie Lias it in charge already and that Henri looks upon her when he says the person he loves will be a person useful serious devoted and charming like his a pm. Chantabul you have a Golden Tongue the Serpent had a voice like yours in Paradise. You do with me whatever Yon please and pretend All the time that i am the mistress. A yes you Are the mistress for if you Are unwilling to receive Miette Henri and i must give her just at this moment Henri came to an ands. By the several and said a Mother i have a secret to Tell you after Tell it immediately a Ahe replied much exp ted. A dinner will wait. I want to know every thing a a very Well. Only two Vorda Ara required my dear Mother. I love Emilie i have always loved her it i do not Wiah to Tell her to without your my dear Good wife did not reply but ran to the Kitchen. She found Miette in the washing and wiping her pretty she took her by the shoulders then neck and embraced her maternally times Miette returned the car sea with her eyes full of tears and a charming smile u ion her lips. A there is be need of any other explanation a i said a this is the Best of Henri thanked and embraced ids Mother also and then we went to take our places at the dinner table. The dinner was so Good that notwithstanding the great constraint of the first moment. We could not resist the animal if you will out profoundly cordial understanding of persons who Horn social communion together after the fatigue of a struggle and the Relief of a reconciliation. Ido not like to eat much or for a Long time but i like a table elegantly supplied with Choice viands. Our thoughts our faculties our intellectual and moral disposition depend much upon the delicacy or the grossness of the food we have assimilated. My wife a much smaller eater than i was almost a gourmand on this occasion with the intention very evident to me of complimenting Emilie and repeating to her that she bowed Down in her presence. As i like to study character and every action has a significance in my mind i remarked that Mademoiselle de Nives ate nothing but Cream fruits and Bonbons while Madame Alix de Nives with her dec Treme thinness and pock marked complexion had the robust appetite of avaricious persons who Dine at other Peoples expense be great Jacques swallowed every thing carefully with a sincere and Hearty flow or spirits but tins angular person with his closed Mouth and handsome straight nose too Flat underneath appeared to be carefully storing a Supply of provisions in his stomach. As certain animals do in their nests at the approach of Winter. Vice is an ugly thing and the description of it is disagreeable since it is impossible to refrain from seeing its serious Side but when one Lias escaped from its snares lie May be permitted to perceive its ludicrous aspect and amuse himself inwardly As 1 did in replenishing the plate of the countess seated at my right hand and treated by us $11 with every appearance of the most devoted hospitality. Ninie a chair had been placed next to her. Bhe went through the affectation of sending her to sit by Mademoiselle de Nives. A by the Side of Susette a exclaimed the child. A nah Mamma How kind you Are a a it is the first affectionate wort she Ever addressed to me in her life a said Madame Alix in alow voice. A it will not he the last a i replied. A she was trusted to your servants too much and Learned suspicion and rebellion from their evil example. Now she will be brought up in the right Way by generous souls and will learn to respect very much at ease in regard to future proceedings we put Madame de Nives into her Carriage at dusk and Marie placed the child in her arms for the last time promising to see her again in a fortnight. Madame Alix pretended to be much affected at parting with her child and made the movements of a person whose sobs prevented utterances then turning to me while giving Back Ninie a remember a she said a i must have a As the Carriage departed i indulged in an immoderate outburst of i uglier which amazed Miette and my wife the one As Sim be hearted As the other and All disposed to sympathetic. A indeed m. Chantabul your heart is too hard a cried Bebelle for following Mademoiselle Ninie a example we All called my wife by this Nick name. A ooh you Wise woman a 1 replied a you Are pitying the vulture who digests comfortably the Fortune that has been Given her with the dinner that has been served for when i Hail talked freely with my dear family Jacques Ormonde raised an objection to one part of my plan. A i a a nothing better a he said a than to return to chum Gousse where i am thoroughly domesticated but i confess that i Aiu no longer so eager to build a House there for my own use since Mademoiselle Marie prefers to live in her chateau and i have no reason for regretting my Small farm. The country is not Lively and my dog Hole is too contracted for me alone. I think that even for a fortnight Henri whom you condemn to this exile will be very uncomfortable. I propose an amendment if two Beds can be carried to the Tower of Perc finont we shall be pleasantly located there and nearer you while the proprieties will be equally Well a no that is too near a i replied. A we All need a Short season of reflective and philosophical retirement before being reunited in the intoxication of happiness but i will soften the sentence for i find claim Gousse too far off and i would like to have you both where i can discuss with you questions of importance in regard to future arrangements. Henri admires Vig Nolette which is within a stones Lirow Anu we need Emilie at our House for All kinds of preparations. She must stay Here and you will reside at your Sisters with my this conclusion was adopted and we found it very convenient to Dine together every sunday either at Vig Nolette or at my Home. I plainly foresaw that Jacques marriage could not take place under six weeks. We needed that time to regulate the settlement of Ninie a Fortune and the conditions on which it was to be held. And then i did not wish to hurry this marriage which had been brought about so unexpectedly. I knew indeed that a Mademoiselle de Nives would have no reason to repent of her Choice but for All that she needed time for reflection and i wished to devote All the time possible to her intellectual and moral education. Id the dear child made the task easy for me. I discussed with her the delicate questions concerning love marriage and monastic celibacy. I discovered in her some regret for that renunciation that had always been held up to her As a condition of grandeur and purity a and had to destroy Many false ideas regarding the world and Domestic life. She could not have and did not have any systematic defense she was fortunately very ignorant. I had nothing to combat but an exaltation of feeling but i made her understand that the most important employment of our Powers and resources a to bring up a family and to give to humanity members worthy the name of men. I initiated her into a respect for that sacred Law which she had been educated to regard As the worst thing possible for the True purpose and attainments of the soul. She listened to Roa with Surprise but also with Earnest interest and very sensible to the Good influence of Intelli Gib. No teach As i did. And very at a intelligible and Friendly words declared that and delighted her no teacher had Ever moved the excellent Emilie on her ride a ave her the necessary instruction. She had �1 ready undertaken at Vig Nolette to i her in a % judicious course of preoccupied or Over excited the up

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