1 FRANK LESLIE'S NEW YORK JOURNAL
Of Romance, General Literature, Science and Art. .
_ (New Szrzes.—Vor I.—Parr 6.
Continued from page 272.
- Both Marshall and Trevanian exchanged glances
of mortification and rage : each mentally asked how
far it might’ be prudent to quarrel with a man who
possessed such extraordinary skill in the use of his
weapon: they were not the only persons present to
whom a similar question had presented itself:
Walter Trevanian muttered something about his
having to ride to town to visit his banker.
~ At your perfect convenience !”’ replied Clement
Foster, coolly. : : ae
From the riding school the party adjourned to the
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parade-ground, a general agreement being first en-
tered into that the affair of the duel was to be kept
strictly: private, and, as a necessary consequence,
the circumstances which led to it : by which clever
contrivance, everything like exposure was avoided.
Captain Marshall obtained credit for a generosity of
conduct which he did not deserve ; Colonel Barratt
got rid of what might have proved an awkward
inquiry, and Mortimer and our hero of further direet
persecution. We say direct—for under the pretext
of duty, every possible annoyance was inflicted ;
but so guarded were those who thus abused their
authority, that it was impossible for their victims to
“ Well, Marshall,” said Colonel Barratt one day
after parade; “you will admit that my system is
better than yours !””
“ Perhaps !” replied the bully, doubtfully.
“There is no ‘ perhaps’ in the case!” continued
his superior. “ Confess now—have we not harassed
the young puppies in every way?” -
“T should have preferred shooting them!”
“ Wait!” replied the commander.
“Wait!” repeated the captain, with a look of
“The regiment is about to be sent on active ser-
viee, to join Wellington in the Peninsula,” whispered
the colonel. ‘Campaigning is very different from ~
home quarters! No Horse Guards—no press t
bully one there! Remember,” he added, “ This
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FAREWELL INTERVIEW OF CLEMENT AND MISs WYNDHAM.