PUBLISHED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT. The Luck of the Lindsays, By MARGARET TYNDALE. [COP Y R I GHT.] CHAPTER XXV. OF THE DEAD-NOTHINC BUT GOOD." Julia shed tears of real sorrow when she heard of her husband's tragic death, the news of which Adela broke gently to her on the following morning. Perhaps he was on his way here to tell you how sorry he was that he had treated you so badly, dear," she said soothingly, as the girl put her arms round her neck and began to sob violently. "I think he must have been, for your father heard him men- tion your name almost with his last breath." "Shall I have to wear crepe?" questioned the girl with quaint irrelevancy, "and horrid things hanging down my back that they call 'weeds,' isn't that so, mother?" Adela smiled in spite of herself, for the words made her realize very poignantly how young Julia really was, in spite of all the suffering through which she had had to pass. And somehow the thought brought her com- fort, for she felt that, in spite of the girl's terrible mistake, the better part of her step- daughter's life still lay before her. But the one to whom Gordon's death came as the greatest blow was perhaps Lady Violet Gilderoy. She had neutrally heard from Edward Conj-ngham of his rough treatment of his young wife, and also of Alee Lindsay's return to Chestermere; but where Gordon was, or what he was doing she had been un- able to ascertain. The sudden news of the terrible conclusion to his short, unhappy married life, therefore, was a shock from which she felt she would never recover. She refl: ¡e'd to listen to some of her friends' un- sympathetic remarks about the dead man, and in her great sorrow would have insisted upon erecting a marble monument to his memory in Chestermere churchyard had she not been firmly over-ruled by Conyngham, who considered such a mark of respect both unnecessary and inappropriate, for he could not forget the life Gordon had led, and al- tlioagli the fact that he was dead protected him in a certain measure from the censure of n ost of his fellow-men, Conyngham could not lightly condole his offences. In order to forget her own sorrows amidst those of her less wealthy sisters, Lady Violet began to take a keen interest in the poorer tenants on her cousin's estates, for since the deatn of his father Edward Conyngham's responsibilities had increased ten-fold. And I instead of discouraging her he did everything in his power to provide her with the work she desired, for he knew that her sorrow would heal only with time, and that the quickest and most effectual balm for her wound was the very work she had chosen. Meanwhile at the Priory, too, affairs had begun to shape themselves into something like order, for on looking into his accounts Lindsay had discovered that they were far from satisfactory, and he and Adela had therefore set to work to disentangle matters as soon as possible. Mainwaring had not put in an appearance, but one morning some weeks after Gordon's death, Alec received a letter bearing the post- mark of an obscure town in Italy. There was no other indication of his address, and even had Lindsay so wished he would have found the task of tracing Mainwaring a by no means easy one. My dear Lindsay (he had written),— "By the time you receive this, our mutual friend, Gordon, will have passed into the shades. I was on my way to join you at fVta P.w trlioTi hO ",H-1-1 mo Tlrifll tli,Q. ,I.v .L'l.J "I.J ..I..L' "v.u.I..l-LV, "LL 'J' trous consequences, as you know. I wish you joy in your new life without the guiding hand of my humble self, for I have the good taste to realize that now you no longer require my company. I would like to tell you one thing, however, as it may amuse you to hear of it. The stone by which you have in the past set so much store is nothing more than a quite ineffective piece of glass, which I took the trouble to have valued when the charming lady who is now your wife first brought her disturbing influence into my life. You will find it in one of the drawers of. my bedroom. ror cne re?n,, uouung remains but lor me to wish you the best of luck, a commodity which would seem to have deserted you on the disappearance of the Lindsay stone—a state of affairs for which I alone am respon- sible, although you can call it chance, if you like." This audacious epistle Alec and his wife read with some amusement. "What can one do in the face of such an out-and-out confession of roguery as that?" asked Lindsay. 1 did think of hunting him up and making things a bit warm for him, but after all, we should gain nothing by it, and merely lose our self-respect into the bargain." "I am very glad he has had the decency to confess about the stone in any case," replied Adela, feeling that her troubles were disappearing rapidlv. "We will return it to its resting-place at once—not for the luck it may or may not bring us, but to remind us of the bad times we have all been through during its absence." That's a capital idea!" replied her husband, with a tender smile. Besides, it may bring us good luck, after all, who knows!" "It will bring us good luck, Alec," said hia wife, softly, because it shall be a mascot against all misunderstandings, all doubts, all fears for the future." They experienced some trouble in finding the stone, however; but when it was once more safely in its case in the drawing-room, Adela felt that it metaphorically marked the beginning of the long road of the happy future, by which she and- her husband were to travel as long as life lasted. *»»»# The old Priory was once more filled with the sound of bright merry voices, for the "family"—as the servants put it-had returned after very nearly a year's absence. Alec Lindsay had deemed it better both for his wife's health and that of his daughter, to take them abroad for a while, and although at first he had not intended to stay away from England so long, the months spent in happy, aimless wandering crept on until with the return of spring, they found themselves in the Land of the Rising Sun with its wonderful people, its odd mixture of the ancient and the modern, and the wilder- ness of blossoms that had come with the yearly re-birth of Nature. Then only did Julia begin secretly to pine for home, for she had come to realize that all the beauties of the world around her mattered little when they were unshared by the one who, for her, held the secret of all joy. Adela instantly read the girl's secret with the knowledge gained from her own ex- perience, and so, without betraying the fact to anyone, she spoke to her husband of their return. "We have been away from home quite long enough, Alec," she said, "much longer than we ever thought for. I think Julia has secret leanings towards 'the auld countrie,' although she has actually said nothing to me about it." I thought you two were insatiable," laughed Lindsay, as he laid aside an ancient copy of the Times" he was reading, in reply to his wife's remark. "But we will go back just as soon as you desire. I jive but to serve you." His smile was very tender as he spoke, and Adela could not help contrasting her husband as she now knew him with the Alec Lindsay she had married. His former moroseness had entirely left him; she de- clared sometimes that he had even developed J a seflSlr*~of humour. The sorrows and mis- fortunes of the past had brought them closer together, it would seem, than the smooth tenor of an untroubled existence would have been likely to do been likely to do .We will talk it over with Julitt then,"
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CHAPTER XXV I.-THE LUCK OF THE HOUSE. It was Julia's only regret that her widow- hood forbade her wearing the orange blossom and veil of which she had also been deprived at her first marriage; but, nevertheless, she decided that for very joy in the crowning of her heart's love her wedding should be just as brilliant as the former ceremony had been severe. From Paris, therefore, came a gown of wonderful shell-pink satin trimmed with little cascades of pearls and lace, that set the girl dancing with pleasure as she feasted her eyes upon them. From her hat depended a veil of beautiful filmy lace that had been in the possession of the Lindsay family for generations, for Julia had determined to be as H bride-like JJ as possible. Phyllis Montague was to be her lady-in-waiting, for the girl felt that she could never forget as long as she lived the kindness that had come to her from utter strangers in the hour of her bitterest need, and Jack Montague and his wife were consequently among the most honoured guests at her wedding, while it really seemed as if the bridegroom en- deavoured to outdistance even Julia in his attentions to them. Lady Violet Gilderoy was scarcely less wel- come, for she and Adela had now become fast friends, both realizing that the years had brought out qualities all undreamed of in the days that were gone. Rumour had coupled Lady Violet's name with a certain Sir Maurice Harding during the past season, but perhaps only Adela fully realized that, in spite of the fact that Stanley Gordon had proved himself so utterly unworthy of her love, there could never be anyone else in her life, and although the years that came after might deaden her sorrow, they would never diminish the fidelity of a woman who had once been thought to be a mere soulless butterfly, whose whole thoughts were centred upon the gaiety of the world in which she moved and had her being. Edward Conyngham had prevailed upon his cousin to promise that she would go abroad with his mother during the winter, since he believed that Lady Conyngham would miss him a great deal at first, and Lady Violet, who, it would seem, had secretly dedicated her life to the service of others, gladly arranged to do so. But if Edward had believed that she might forget in travel the thoughts that pursued her while at home, he was destined to disappointment, a fact of which he gradually became aware, and reading it by the light of his own experience, he came to understand the depths of an affection that kept its subject bound with (strong chains even to the grave. The weduing-day broke fine and warm, for the autumn had brought with it an Indian summer which cast a spell over the earth, causing it to blossom afresh in the glory of the radiant sunlight. Julia was up with the lark, and insisted upon putting in an untimely appearance among the guests as- eembled at the Priory for the day's ceremony. "You should be up in your room," laughed Adela, as the girl insisted upon tak- ing her usual place at lunch. You are not supposed to be seen until you stalk down the aisle. y-ou know." iina aia you really think 1 was going to stay up there all by myself, while you people are down here having a merry time? N, o, thank you all the same! I played shuttle- cock with the silly little piece of chicken that Andrews imagined was the only thing I was entitled to. and flew down here as fast as I could tumble to escape from her utterly shocked expression. Poor Edward! It's a shame lie ca n't be here, too; but 1 expect < he's enjoying himself anywty. Hello, Norah! It will be your turn next, I'm thinking. My word, I never thought Donald could blush eo! You will have to hurry if you are going to fulfil your duties properly, won't you. Oh, dear, I do believe I am beginning to get nervous She looked down suddenly at her hands, now empty of the emblem which had brought so much sorrow into her life. But to-day she only remembered that the man she loved was to place upon her finger the pledge of their mutual love and faith until death did them part. Phyllis!" she exclaimed, which is my right hand and which is my left? I have got stage-fright, I think-I can't really tell which is which. If you see me looking help- less, please give me a pinch on the left arm, then I'll know which one I am to hold out foi the ring. I feel just as if I am going to 1 have a tooth out. Don't you think I could have chloroform, and just wake up in time to cut the cake? Oh, I do hope Edward's sword will be sharp—though really I think a hammer would do better to break through that terrible erection. It doesn't look possible that there's all sorts of nice things underneath that marble surface. It would have been much better if I'd kept to my room after all; I'm much too excited to be allowed out so early in the day." Donald at this moment made a hasty departure, for his duties as best man necessi- tated that he should seek out Edward Conyngham as soon as possible; but he had felt compelled to put in an appearance at the i Priory because lie knew that Norah Beech- field was to be there, and matters had al- ready been settled most satisfactorily for Donald in that quarter, so that he contrived to see the girl he was to marry the following spring as often as opportunity would allow. I An hour later a truly radiant bride passed down the aisle on her husband's arm beneath the crossed ewoxds of tie officers sf hIs regi- ment wno naa rorroea tnwiraerrrs m twu lines, constituting a glittering archway for the happy pair. The ceremony had been a perfect success, in "pite of Julia's fears to the contrary, and she neither forgot which was her left hand nor the proper response to make at the correct moment. Then the carriage door was closed, and they drove back through the verdant lanes to the Priory. On entering, Edward had taken Julia's hand, and he still held it in a silence too deep for words, for he knew that the sacredness of those few moments would never return so poignantly—the first moments after they had been made one in the sight of God %&dtaan. Then. as the old Priory came into view, he raised his wife's hand to his lips. "God bless you, Julia," he said, fervently. "And God keep us both one in heart and mind for ever." And the girl who had been, but a little while since, all chatter and laughter, said never a word, for her husband's prayer was echoed with truest earnestness in the depths of her soul. Adela was one of the first to return from the church, and she greeted them with a fund of secret thankfulness that the frail barque of her step-daughter's happiness had at last sailed safely into port. Had she been able to choose, she could not have wished for a better husband for Julia than Sir Edward Gonyng"-am, and she knew that this feeling was shared by him who indeed shared every thought. Then the wonderful cake was cut and healths were drunk, and Julia's eyes grew very tender as she listened to the speeches of her husband's friends, and realized in what affectionate esteem they one and all held the man who had chosen her—all unworthy as she deemed herself-to be the dear com- panion of his life. And when the healths had all been drunk, Edward Conyngham proposed a toast which came as a surprise to all present-the Luck of the Lindsays. Alec himself replied, eager to show his ap; preciation of the man who was now his son in-law. He told them all how the stone had been lost, and how its disappearance had caused estrangement and sorrow in the family, which, however, had at last been ended by the timely intervention of a man who was then little more than a stranger, but who had shown himself worthy of a nearer and dearer title. "Therefore," said Alec Lindsay, "if it is your pleasure to honour myself and my family by drinking this toast to the luck of our house, I would ask you to couple with it the name of one of the chief actors in to-day's ceremony—the name of Sir Edward Conyngham." And for some reason Julia's eyes sought those of her step-mother, while as the two women realized how utterly different their lives would both have been without the timely intervention of which Alec Lindsay had spoken, they silently raised their glasses and drank to the luck of their house and to the man who had brought it back to them again (The End.)
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FOOTBALL & FOOTBALLERS. BY B. J. EVANS. ILLUSTRATED BY JACK DODTJORTH The worst football conditions of the season were experienced last Saturday, and the un- usual event of two first-class gamee being abandoned occurred. Remarkable as it might geem in such weather, scoring was very heavy, but the teams at home htd altogether tho better of the arguments. In fact, only one club in the three principal Leagues won away from home, and that was as unlooked-for and epoch- making a result as has been seen this year, for Aston Villa were on a visit to Manchester, and beat the famous United team by six goals to nil. Hunter, the ex-Chelsea back, made his debut for the defeated si do. so his presence does not appear to have put much confidence in his new colleagues. On that form, nothing con keep the Villa from the English Cup. Black- burn Rovers, who drew at Everton, can still keep the lead in the table if they peg along at their steady pace, however. In another high- scoring match, Burnley entertained and beat Liverpool, the final score being five goals to two. Newcastle suffered a heavy reverse at Preston also, losing by four goals to one, and the Lancashire eide really looks like saving the situation after all. Chelsea, managed to secure a win at home at the expense of Sheffield United, who have had too much to occupy them I outside League encounters during the past week or ,0;0. Tottenham Hotspur were not. good enough to beat Sunderland in the North of Eng- 1 lfinrL Slid tiu» J<Qiuloncrs will Ltivr, t,n bewaiv jest- rney n no rnemseives in me relegation danger zone again. Woolwich Up Again. Saturday's match at Highbury, wher4 Wool- wich Arsenal met and defeated their local rivals, Fulham, before a crowd of 35,000 people in terrible weather, was regarded by many a» a test for the homesters as to whether they wero good enough to gain promotion. They played a fine game, and, as Hull City lost at Stockport, the London side now hold a two pointa lead over them, and are good seconds to Notts County, who also won their engagement. Leeds and Bradford are still watching for an oppor- tunity to jump into prominence again. In the Southern League, the matches between Wat- ford and West Ham (at Watford) and Reading and Queen's Park Rangers (at Reading) were abandoned owing to the grounds being under water. West Ham were leading by a goal when their game was called off, but nothing had been « scored at the other ground. Swindon and Crystal Palace are still providing a merry see- 1 -kw at the top of the table, for laat Saturday the Railwayman lost at Northampton while the Glaziers drew with Southampton at the Palace. Millwa-ll lost again, the Portsmouthians being I too much for them on their own enclosure. Ply- mouth had bad luck at Coventry, where they drew, for their oentre-half, Harry Wilcox, had t the misfortune early in the game to break a rib. Merthyr, at the bottom of the ladder, had five goals ecored against them at Norwich, but it- speaks well of their determination that they 1 netted twice. The game was a strange one, for in the first five minutes the Canaries were two goals up. At half-time the visitors had reduced the lead, and before the second period was a minute old they had equalised. After that they could not hold their own. Ireland: Soccer Champions. For thirty years have Ireland striven for the honour of being champion country at the Asso- ciation game, but never until now have they se- cured it. By drawing with Scotland in Belfast on Saturday, however, they accomplished this. They are to be heartily congratulated. Their road to victory was via the defeat of W ales and England, and" though the heavy ground in their last encounter was all to the liking of the Scots, Celtic desperation prevented this from making any difference to the result. The out- come of this game is all the more creditable be- cause for an hour the Irishmen were forced to play with only ten men. The match aroused tremendous enthusiasm, and although rain fell bll the morning and throughout the proceed- ings there were 30,000 people present, and that in spite of the fact that the Irish Rugby fifteen were engaged in the same city against Wales. Welsh Rugger Victory. Ireland failed to win both Belfast Inter- nationals, for Wales were too good for them to the extent of two goals and a try to a try. With the ground in a deplorable state the skill of the packs decided the issue, and the great strength of Wales this eason in this respect gave them the victory. In the scrums the Welshmen usually got the ball, and speedy and dashing as the Irishmen were in the loose, they found against them an eight who could control the ball and were never likely to kick it wildly ahead where an opposing back might pick it up and turn defence into attack. And it was just this coolness on the part of the visitors which gave them a win, for the leather was so greasy that the backs could rarely pass or drop goals, many times though they tried both. Now all attention of Rugby enthusiasts in each of the four countries is turned to Inverleith, where next Saturday England and Scotland try con- r clusions for the Calcutta Cup. If England win they get the Triple Crown; if they lose they draw for first place in the Championship with Wales; if they draw they get the Champion- ship. On this season's form there is no reason to suppose that England is in any danger of losing, but the end-of-season form of the North Britishers—especially against England-i, tra- ditional. They have the advantage of ground as well, and if the weather is fine enough be- tween whiles to allow the ground to get firm d dry, there should be a great battle among speedy three-quarters of the two countries.
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KIMOC. ITS HISTORY. The adventures of 3 United States Govern- ment Scoub. The tame remedy that effected his cure, new ustd throughout the civilised world. Some years ago, Mr. Charles Bigelow, now one of the proprietors of the famous Kimoc Indian remedies, was acting as a Government) Soout in the Indian Territory, and while on one of his expeditions was taken ill with a fever, and for some time lay at death's door. During his illness he was cared for by an Icdian Chief and his family. He was visited by an Icdian doctor, who give him that now famous of Indian Remedies, Kirucc Tonic, and by its use was snatched from the jawa of death, and restored to health, owing his life to the wonderful effioacy and curative power of this medicine. He then endeavouied to persuade the Indians to give him their secret of its icgredients. This, at first, they refused to do, but after much persuasion and many discussions, they at last partially yielded to his request, and the Chief of the Tribe allowed five of his most renowned medicine-men to accompany Mr. Bigelow, to-gothor with an ample supply of the rcots, heibs, gums, harks, etc., used in the manufacture of their medicines. What) started thus in a email way has now grown to a large business, and to-day their famous Kimcc remedies, which have done so much to alleviate Buffering of every descrip- tion, are known throughout England and America. Throughout the civilised world, there is no more porent remedy known for diseases re- sulting from a disordered condition of the kidneys, liver, stomach or blocd, than Kimoc Blood Tcnic. The address cf Messrs Healy and Bigelow, the proprietors of the Kimoo Bemediee, is 27, Colquitt Btreet, Liverpool. Their remedies can altio be obtained from all chemists and stores.
BYLCIIAU, NR. DENBIGH. HEDGING AND DITCHING CONTEST. The arnnal hedging and dStcbicg com- petition of the Bylehau district was held at Cced Ereill farm, when a large som-er of people assembled. There were 22 com- petitors—10 in the open c?aes, 5 in the second, and 7 in the third. Vssy good work was dene in all the sections. The arrangements were carried out by R com- mittce, with Mr William Jones, Nanty- gareg, as chairman; Mr Robert Edwards, Aber Uoba, as treasurer; and Messrs Price Roberta, Post Office, and John Evans. Bryn- trillyn, as secretaries. The committee desire to acknowledge subscriptions from Mise Cox, Hafod Elwy Messrs J F Barton, Gwaenynog Arthur Smart, Coverpoint; V S Wrigley. Erriviatt; Thomas Williams, Llewesog; W Scottf Tanj gyrt; acd others. Special prizes were given by Messrs John Thomas (clothier). J Ellis Jones, Mellard & Co., R W Jcnee, R D Hughes (chemist), William Keepfer. J H Haghes (Pioneer), and J P Joyce, all of Denbigh. The judges were Messrs Isaac Owen, PIas Buckley; William Owen, E!ail Gwaen- jnog and John Roberts, Pias I-at. The awards were made as follows :— First class (open)-l David Davies, Herilan 2 (equal) WilJiam Jones, Tyny- pistyll Bach, and Thomas Williams, Cwm, Liantanngn; 3 John Williams, Drs ecban 4 Jcbn Roberts, Crceswian, Oaerwys 5 William GrJffiths, Tynypistyll Mawr Second class (confined to competitors not having won a first prize in any class with the exception of that under 21 yearcs ci age) -1 Robert Vaughan, Tai Isat, GyffyMiog 2 Robert Jones, Nantyporleu, Bylcbao 3 David Griffiths, Tynypistyll Mawr 4 William Parry, Penywern 5 Robt Parry, Cern J VIIrch Gjffylliog Third class (cocfined to competitors of 21 jears and under, not having won a prize before)—1 Lev; is EVBHS, Florest 2 John Idwal Roberts, Vrcn Isa, Bylchau 3 Hugh Jones. Nantygareg 4 John Hughes, Moatvn, Llantarnan 5 John Jones, Pen- len, Npnlglyn 6 David Williams, Tany- bryn, Tanyfron SPECIAL PRIZES First to finish work iu the open and aecond class-Richard Rawecn, Tanyfrcn Olrest competitor in above named ciser,es-Elits Wiiliamss, Best bank in open claas- Jehn Roberts, Caerwya Ditto, second deBs David Griffiths, Tynypistall Mawr Bonk ditch—1 Richard liawson. 2 Wm Jones, Tynypistyil Bach Youngest competitor in third class-l Hugh Jones, Nantygareg First to finish do-Robert Jones, Peny- wern The committee provided luncheon to t.t.e official?, competitors, aDD others, which was served in tbo house at Coed Eraill.
Spring-TIme Diet With the approach of spring the appetite becomes more keen especially among young people. What a pleasure it is to hear the youngsters atk how long they have to wait for the nexb meal. By all means gratify the appetites of the children but do ii judiciously. Remember that Nature, who has engendered the appetite, has also providad tbe best of foodeituffs with which to satisfy it. Grape sugar is that feed. It is importanb also to remembor that grape eogar is foucd in generous abundance in the little Greek Currant; in fact, the Currant is all graps sugar. At this time of year let the children eat liberally of Currants—whether raw or cooked is im- material. So long as they have plenty of Currants, they are absorbing nutritious matter > of the bed kind. The greatest modern chefs have given special attention to the subject, and here is the result of one eminent authority's thot:ght. Currant Batter Pudding. 4 cz. Currants, 6 oz3. flour, 2 eggs, i pint milk. MIETHOI).- Make into a light bather, add a teaspoonful of baking powder and a pinch of Balb, pour into a well-buttered baking tin, sprinkle over the Currants, and bake in a moderate oven for about an hour. When baked, turn out the pudding and out up. Serve with easbor sugar or golden syrup.
jjjp^ HAT BALSAM I CURES §§j COUGHSsCOLDSi Invaluable in the Nurser Bottles and 2,6 tfta OF ALL CHEMISlS AND STOPES.
she answered, "ana see when she wishes to go back." And Julia, who had been wondering how best to turn the thoughts of her parents towards home, received her step-mother's suggestion with an enthusiasm that seemed scarcely warranted, in view of the many joys of travel which had been hers. "Julia," laughed her father, with a mis- chievous twinkle in his eye that brought a wave of colour to the girl's face, I shall begin to think you have some secret reason for wanting to get back home in such a hurry. I am afraid you women-folk are terribly ungrateful." If I thought that you meant that," re- torted Julia, putting her hands affectia lately on her father's tlioalders, "if I teally thought for one moment that you mea It it, I'd be so angry, I wouldn't speak to you from here to Timbuctoo." H I thought we were going to England," answered Lindsay teasingly. So we are, and hooray for the auld countriel" cried the girl, and with the ardent blood of youth tinting lip and cheek and shell-like ear, she went liuwiedly to her room to set about preparations for a hasty departure for home. So it came about that when "the auld countrie was just beginning to realize that summer had actually arrived, though not without a somewhat unnecessary delay, the Lindsays and Julia took up their abode once more at the Priory, and as the hours passed the knowledge became more firmly im- planted in the girl's heart that she was only waiting—waiting—for the joy that was even now on its way to greet her after the days of sorrow had been fully accomplished wherein she had known it not. Donald had entered the Army but a short while after the Lindsays had left England, and had acquitted himself in a manner entirely satisfactory to his superiors; so that when his father returned there was a sur- prise in store for him, so far at least as his son was concerned, for he was now a man who, as it is ever given to the strong, held his own destiny between his hands and was moulding it in a fashion of whose reaping his after-life should speak in eloquent tones. Julia knew full well whose influence had been at work, but she did not dare utter the name which was first in her heart, for she found that she had become curiously shy on a certain topic, and although she greatly yearned to have news of Edward Conyngham she was unable to make mention of him even to Donald. It was on the third day after their return, and Julia and her brother—who had obtained a short leave in order to welcome his people home again—were walking through the home park on their way to a tennis party in the neighbourhood. This was a golden oppor- tunity for which the girl had impatiently waited, thinking that she might perhaps summon up the courage to speak of Edward Conyngham, since the subject had not been intimately broached between them, although the boy had o:ten spoken in the presence of his sister in high praise of the man who was now his friend, just as in the past he had been hers. "The change in you is just wonderful, Donald," remarked Julia, finding at last that she must perforce lead the subject round by devious paths to the central thought of her life, since even now she could not speak of the man she loved without an embarrassment which would at once call forth question on the part of her brother. "Really. I am quite proud of you, and I can't help saying so either." Thanks," replied Donald, slightly sar- castic. "You seem mighty interested in me, but you surely might spare a thought for the man who has brought this jolly change in my life, in yours, and in—in the others. "Vou mean by 'the others'—father an* mother, I suppose?" replied Julia, ignoring the real import of her brother's words. "I mean Edward Conyngham, and you know it," retorted Donald a trifle fiercely. H Oh-I-you didn't say you were talking of him," said the girl, getting more and more brusque as her embarrassment increased. Well, you talk drivel, anyway/' he de- clared; "and I slia'n't say another word to you until we get to the Beechfield's." "Norah Beechfield is an awfully pretty girl," said Julia, suddenly adopting a method of attack that was unlike her brother's, although it agreed in essentials. I know that," he answered, flicking at the hedge with his racket. So's Edward Conyngham." A peal of laughter from Julia caused him to realize the ambiguity of his remark, and his savagery with racket and hedge increased with every step. Suddenly he paused as they stepped out into the lane and facing Julia squarely, he declared: Look here, you're sweet on Teddy Conyng- ham, aren't you?" The unexpectedness of this truthful state- ment took Julia's breath away for a moment; then in the same unguarded way in which he had spoken, she retorted: Well, if I am, you are in love with Norah Beechfield, and I won't believe you're not, whatever you may Bay!" "Hello, you two—quarrelling!" Over the girl's face swept a flood-ti;le of colour, for there at the cross-roads stood Edward Conyngham, in immaculate flannels, and armed as they were with racket and dangling tennis shoes. Then, as swiftly as it had come, the colour ebbed from Julia's cheeks, for she realized that he must have heard the statement she had just made re- garding him, and a feeling of acute misery took possession of her as she began to ask herself what could be his opinion of a girl who so openly declared her love when she had not even been asked for it. From the direction he was taking, she realized that he too must be on his way to the Beechfields'; what if he too were in love with the beauti- ful Norah, who had already set Donald's heart aflame? The thought was so intoler- able, that it held her speechless as Conyng- ham came forward and took her hand. "I am glad to welcome you home rgain, Mrs. Gordon," lie was saying, his eyes fixed upon her face with a look which, had Julia but been able to read it aright, would have put an end to the doubts that gnawed at her heart. I—I did not know you were in the neigh- bourhood, Sir Edward," 6he stammered, utterly at a loss to know what to say to the man she loved more than the whole world beside, now that she had met him again and under such seemingly adverse circumstances. I am staying with some friends quite near," he answered. I only came down last night, and Miss Beechfield came over this morning and said you had promised to have tea with her this afternoon, so of course I insisted upon being invited, too." "Of course you are coming along to see us, aren't you, old man?" demanded Donald, whose face had lighted up with pleasure at the encounter. I intended to pay you a visit of decorum to-morrow," replied Conyngham, laughing. By the way, Don, I believe Miss Beechfield spoke of coming along to meet us; don't you think you had better hurry up and say that we are coming on through Burton Woods?" "But that's the longest way round, de- ) murred Julia, not quite sure what to think of this unforeseen proposal. "I think it would prove the shortest way in the end," declared Conyngham, with a smile whose significance it was impossible to vistiji(lerstall(l.
r--An rignt, laugnea uonaxa; y*n* • needn't think I haven't learned before now that "tw,"s company and three's a crowd. You wait till I meet Norah 1" Convngham stood and watched him go, while Julia, with a heart beating almost to suffocation, wondered what would come next. 11 1-1 ain sorry," said Conyngham at last; "it has just struck me what a very tactless brute I must seem to you, taking matters for granted like this; but as soon as I saw I vou again, I knew that I must speak to you 1 at once, and tell you what has been hidden away in my heart for you for so long-I simply couldn't have endured the whole afternoon if I had not had one word with you alodo=oh. I nut it so badly, but surely you willtake pity on me, Julia, ana just unuer- etand that just because it is hard for me to put my great love for you into words, it is none the less great-no, no, it is far higher, deeper, truer, for its very inability to ex- press itself. Julia, you know all thia-you have known it all along-" But here he came to a sudden pause, for his eloquence was quenched by the sight of the unmistakable misery upon the girl's face, What is it ?" he demanded hoarsely. What have I said ? For heaven's sake tell me that I am not once more-too late !'I Oh, you are very good," she said, when at last she could speak, but don't you think that I know? Do you think I don't under- stand only too well what this really means? You have been very good to me and to my brother—you have shown how true a heart you have—and how-how compassionate! You heard just a moment ago what I said to Donald—the rash statement I made then, and so you made up your mind to extend your kindness to me yet further, and relieve the misery you knew I must be enduring by pretending an affection that you do not— cannot have for me." "Dearest and most foolish little woman," said Conyngham softly, as he tenderly drew her into the shelter of his arms, "I am not denying that I heard that 'rash statement,' as you call it, but as a matter of fact it was that which decided me to speak to you at once. I couldn't wait a moment longer when I knew that my love was not so utterly hopeless as 1 had feared. Oh, dear heart, even then I could not believe it was true- I imagined it was some game you were play- ing with Donald. I couldn't believe it, it was far too good a thing ever to happen to me-and I sha'n't be able to believe it either until you give me a straightforward answer to a straightforward question: Will you be my wife, heart's beloved," Her lips moved, yet there came no word; but silently, eloquently, her eyes spoke the answer for which he had waited with such unwearied patience through the long dark hours of probation, until uow the dawn of hope had become the day of happy realiza. tion.