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PROMISING. o. 1 Tr. early of my traiverity Sojourn ft .vottid l>d absurd to oail It a carper) I wag tonxidmsd pcomisirtr. The provost himself, ) when I wine to breakfast witli lain on the iast cay of tlie 3uir«oivr tMnl, wts good enough to tell Die 30. "The college." be remarked, "expects great Sings from vou, Mr. Vansittart." "I wish, sir, I rejoined; than the college ♦»y act be wrong.'r With a iittie more application,' he jur- ied. "a first ckuw -is. <n the opinion of the •oiiege, well with;a your reach." I beiieve I bl-aaheri. The young lady sitting fop-por.ite me flung up 11« eyelashes for a dIe- tc. rs, amused gia-ncs. Die provost smiled kindbv. Yes, you are a promising young raan, td-r, Ysosittart" «sud he. "0fJd bless ir.y •oui! It's ten o'clock, and the Vh^-Chancellor t ••aiting for me Uh, papa. said the youn? lady opoosiie to me. The provost ..eld out his Is and I clasped it. I believed that he supposed me to he g'b'ig at the same time. He went; I re- mained. "It is," I observe.], with a profound cs:1. "the last -2ay of tlifo term." "Yes" said the v-ounsr lady. I If. said I, "vou were to come and' r.rdook the gr.te at the bottom of tout garden for me, I to*Id re:-K'h my rooms thit way. WoaI<; it be the shortest ?" she asked. "It will be iiiu-ah too short, anyhow," •aid t A few minutes later I ret cowr on a. bench. Daisy stopt>ed; looked riot; btfnl. shock her bead, sat d*>wn: wa pursued the con vers?.ti an which we had begnn as we came along. "P.-ip» would rEve" hear of it, she ssrid. "I should not wish.him to—j-:st yet," I observed. "But when I've taken my dt: "^0 r 'That's two years off-at least," she inter- rupted. "What do you mean by St le?«t?" I asked rather hurt. "People den't ahnys get thinscj the first time tibev try. "You're thinking oi '.he fi~st time I' No, Im not, she cried, blushing ama- singlv, I mean you'd probably be plous-beo. "(ip going to get g'st." said I. onsense said Daisy I drew a Little nearer. "lou read the article?'' I asked. The I fellow showed quite plainly it con-Id1 be done on 300—with careful management, you fctrow." Daisy nodded sagaciously. fctrow." Daisy nodded sagaciously. • 1 (ion t 3-e wh7 1 sh<mldn"t have 500 in—well, in about three years. I spoke as though three rears were a. moment of Lme, "I shall be 20," mused Daisy, in an awe- struck tone.. J "It's ncta Sit too old." I cried. -no. i suppose not." she conceded. but ft 3 a terrible long time. Dick." A pause followed. I hammered my can aga nst the bench. «W?'V a worid" 1 oat. W 7 ♦ ^Q t' There's the dean jugt j*ot married. The dean must be 40, •» observed Dai*v. I He says he's 29." And we both Woed. tL'trrrtM DOVr tbe dean !^>0,ke Dick," said Daisy, in a wistful tone, I 1IVa;1 y¡¡u were rich, iik- Mr. Fraaklm Ford. rords a beast," sait I. I idfl t^y he wvW. that, Dick, but"— -••v-1 co.arse» money i5 what you w8nt"- You know I donlt; but I suopose vhere's db .iSnm in wishing that we" I r»oovered my good temper; I always did when sise sud we. "I can make as muah as he's 'ot," said L Oon/identJy. Oh, can yon, Dick? How goon f" I was not going to l«on,st. AssurSing a calm 3nd wise air, I »nswt»r^,j; :57 the tune I am 3è, ^nviiow." face fell woefully. Oh, 30 sh-e moaned. Then she turned to me with a. smile, saying: ">*>ver jnind. B'ok. dear. We shan't vr-at cu;te a-j inuoh. lVi-v, he's ?->t £5 000 a-vear. « O jii CiiOw T*' Mrs. Ja^Json told xrf? so. Oh, what rfo you tiiuuk Diok ? She said that if I liked I tT'^ht—sue said she wsts sure I might Where are yon goinj^. Dick'' Tf yoe're only going to tell me what that wretched oM wotnan says I'm going b-vck to 8lv rwir.s. VSIiat did ahe s».y f' "I won't taJk !iooiit it if you dQQ't-" 011, wb^.t did she 8&V!"v "Oh, wed, why, that Mr. Frankl-in Ford '(yen will break the corner of yyur cap in a Jriinute, Dick), only that M1*. F!"aVk1;n Ford (there. I laww yon would; your cap's in ad awful state D.ok: so is ycjr ^own); oniy that Mr.. I*rai Kiiu F<_»rd Oh how stupid yO'i are Dk^k f You know pe. t'-Ltly well I what sfie said." T f.'jng my «ap i.'pon the 'jen<-]i. thrust- rr.y hards into my pockets, rested mv ahin on my ceckt-i^ ann stated moodily vt my toe.«. There was a. long pause. Pre.?e'ntV Tfelt the e.<t fooefc on ray arm. I took no notice. The torch grew more insistent.. "Pocr boy 1" said Daisy. "D'.cV, I told fc^r I thought Mr. Ford h" i;t." Did yr>'>iI cried, both ha-nus flying from Iay pockets to—elsewhere. Yes, and -snc ^ud I should know better as I got olds: I ^pn't see what, she rieaos. Of co~i. se, I cooldr. t t-ell her about you or ihe'd have aeen that my getting oVter oo■didn't J B ake any dili«rer..o. Oh, Dick, it Wi-VJ-irin": i" Y d," send I. soberly for a look had passed in the biue eytts that se&raed very ¡ -w • • 1 de rf a 1 indeed. Presei-.tly Daisy ^?a.id in ft low 'ore- I wish papa -vocldn't insist <,n goin*? abroad p-U tha Long. He s«i}'< he can work bett?r thei-e." What doe? he w*?at to work for?" I. "I don't know. she. "Di.ck, vhy d(J r.. t yoy come abroad?" J It was a bitter j "I ve got no money," said I. wth a d'fant bJ" it-nesa. i rT<f breath cwht half-way through a little la'i?h, ami she sai l: ':âh you poo. dear boy Xerer mind. Di-k. It's wJv tt" October." On'y! said I, in tones a Hamlet m-it"ht i be ■p^-id of 1 "Will it w very long?1' she asked, j drropiiur her i i« ir*s. j "'A5 if yon did nc know'" J Yea, but, Dick. T may like to be told all the 9Hm-?.you kn w!" j I toid her. a«vf s-easan? on sensors of wearr j wa;tiL0- roee before as at the biddiag of my ■wo -is. I in all tbllttime," she M*<J. are you 8t''f? jou won't forget? Oh. well, +j>en, II b"J ve you won't. Think. Dick, what it will be when we come b" k You must look out of votir win :tow ail the first day—.tfia j^tiha-ps 1 may coma by." "Artd look up!" "Perhaps." "Perhaps YQU'!1 have forgotten. "Oh, Dick, that is horrid oi VOVJ! I forget- my friends." ''Friend^ I er-boed, ind'sm^nHy. Wed, you kuo*- what i ineau, she said, ¡ indulgently. As she spoke t'-e c"»at clock in the tower ftruck eleveiu Sns >prsuir to her feet. "Don't go," I iKgea. "Dai.-y, it's the last trmft" "Ob. but- I mnrt; ,<k> nsust you." I She seamed >■ V.'ell, thea, betoie you go promise!" Ii «rgfnl. ""Hut I have oror-ised. Di.-k." You'll thiug of ao one else the whole time?5 No—of no cn? else. "Not of that feHow. Frar'-l^ T" I D (1; ,r tv ld you I liated iuxn. Aren't yov oini? to promi.C. tno?" Tiie jurden rjeacefuJ and an jet. We eSi 'own on tiie bench again for a moment— I or it was meant to be a moment. But sucb xno-r^ats are -endowed from yi«say»n with b'ossvl elasticity. T think I promised for a full ••arter-of-a>n-hour. II 'Hien. at a cry from- Dahy. T locked up. :A tfili. stout man in ^oM snectiic'es stood loolcn.? down at- us. a ewrions. or'y half no- Icirrl sifiile on hi? face. It wis t.h» o-^vost. I It crifbson ov«r and sat speechless. "c.y, what's the meariu? of lhi«, Mr. Vars'ttvt ?" he asked, the mixed emiie still cm his lips. I 1 looked !»t- }¡:YTl in fright for an instant. Then a pride arose in me. I cleared mv j «h-»f r>.n-1 hozan j 'f'" • .) ;• t?1It". r>-„ tt!& irnnd tut Luon»«iar his l £ u»t wordB to me. Oh, tbat I Lad found acother exoxdinsu for my heroic speech "Lpon my W'J::d." said be, thmstlcg one uand fcit-o his cross-cut. troxiscrs pocket a^id puUingr a.t his whie-kers with the other, "yon uj-e promising for your ag^, Mr. Vansittait. The bubble WM brcken. Daisy hung her head. I wa3 very re<i ;utd hot a.-aiti. "Very promising!" oiiuckied the provost, iíngling the money in his p^ket. Very pro- mising, indeed i" I couil have struck him for his mocki^ iteration. "Da.isy. go indoors." sard hA, "And Mr. Vanrittart, may I lead you nv key of the garden gate? Pray be>_jio 6000i as to ¡eturrJ. it to the porter- He handed it to me with a. polite how. Dais. was in retreat, hurrying in sad sKame towards the house. I took tlie key. "I meant it sir," J stammered.. Yo'.i're ?- young fool," saau he. And he held out hs hand. "Yes, a young fool," he said again, as he shook 1 -lads. I went. He stood watching mv exit. I looked back as I reached the gste. :f:h" as there 3till, and behind him in tbe porch waved a han.tkwr- chief. I passed through the gates and locked it behind me. And was the LO:'l5 very 1;)ng! And did I foTget her in the Long? I am willing to answer at any oost to my own character, all material questions. But that question is immaterial. For she forget me in the Long. Dear me, I hop? she s happy somewhere.

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