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th slave s oak his thanks T llis li s are dlimb other smiles, thou h of the fiiirest houri in Gon- nicol lie t aint box, daubin the pictures of o sat silent and abstracted at-the table. still
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because his heart is full.” stautino iel Does that answer your inward the st book that came in his wayin a style holding in his han ii his bad ‘x
“Ea uthing llohannos, and go doubts far more gaudy than becoming. A been corr ctingt e last irench exercise of his ‘
, ow. Ilomelnber that a faithful servant uiests " Entirely,” replied the pacha, eagerl . A“So, en, after a deal of work, the electric pupi , ut his mind had s eyAiAaA<Al fiAiAAiA- awd AA rem
roi ere ivans
Victor perceived how this last speech WIB in-
tended for him ' as much as for the huuibler
sarvitor of the
doorway an All llassan bout his piercing black
eye u on his own rice, '
fI)l’B;JAD(.l.ln in his heart
‘Victor, annly. ,
what you would call unfaithfulnuss.
areAAaware,Ido not know w a my
“Still, it won d be we
do ies will
"Not un lsasant ones, I hope. To you I eu-
trust the e ucation of my onl son, upon whose
my fondes hopes and my
ter-mined there should be better lig . saw
great En 'lish lord for his
' ' a Vice.
' reet, an .
faithful to my interests. Can trust you 7"
‘ Vict , with syss gleaming with eli-
"I assure your srcollency you may trust me
entirely.’ The very words you have spoken give
me renewed Aearncs oc A AA'I'lie cauAsAo is noble
-. ff ui-.:‘:i>r.;':nl“..u..&‘:" .’."l'..‘;“". e
shall he at tha I’Vi-p'0f your son's interests.”
‘llassanloitkcd ovAcr at him approringly,
and vet with a little hCSltil.li0ll s ‘
ti . a
“ Truly thou ahowArist the rightA spirit, and yet
Iaui doubtful. - -,0 y-:
" What do you fear of mo?" asked Victor, in
’I e pacha bent down his head and inhaled I
. brcath from the tchi qua cre he resum
w' a can or ill t
more than did the conipliiuant:
“In truth, I must fain confess, I fear most of
all our good looks." A
Blushing almost as readily as a girl, Victor
answered, ro i ,:
our ercsllcncy ontmstcd toAm care a
(laugh er, instead of a son. there migh be ob-
tions to even a tolarahly res ectable coun-
enance, but in the present case acknowledge
I am at a loss to see how it is at all affected
chers " au-
auswored, grave y
r u assurances of my ood faith
and integrity; 1 can only repcat t em over
g re right. I am unjust to mistrust you
at the outset; I will do so no longer. But the
' 'e a resolving u on
roceeiling, likely to call upon
onishmcnt and renionstrances
men, may we exc Ia
yourself. Ha you left behind you ties that
' in our existence h re monotonous and
dr re there bright eyes that weep,
watching for your return --
Victor Murcll smiled bitterly. " Searcsly, your
onsst sou s may miss me
r in the club, but in drawing-
e remembrance will scarce y
come that I have Vanished from England."
' idly with the d.inmnn(l-studded tube
' ' su appar-
me to Turkey still free from
cornes sooner or later men 7
Vict.<ii' was quick-sighted ermu lens the
his questioner, and, ot flush
burned on his check, he answered, hastily and
earncstl : V A
“ If on mean that my heart in free to receive
zurc wounds from the shafts of love. you
A face has looktid driwri u 011
that has forovcr banished awa all other faces,
and thou it may never sml I! on me again in
are mist ken
he felt an icy shiver of '
ow, hen, my I-‘iank friend, Anu know he
swerod the sumn-l
it wild with deligh
then, if the intimate relations I may a m
' my ouso o ,Ayou meet with a
' 1, love yaudsstimlib e, whothersister, augh-
ghor bride of mine, i’eAe secure from
sud need not the word herein Tur ey. u
must be wary in seeking to blend the English
virtues in our kieh life, lost I inAtroduceIalso
-its pliable nature or quicker sagacitv and intellect
. anywhere than that of Karine. He inherits the
Greek mother ;
any of the indolence that
marked his previous movements, and simply
Cloon stood waiting, and loo e
for his mas-
ter‘s orders b t h '
any he a seen,
Ilassan motioned for ictor to seat himself on
the daiutily embroidered lountge, while
touched the silver ball on the lit e stand.
Asummolicd me. What are my
the youth fondly to his side,
he 11 in his the restless hands, stroking
glish teacher has come, my Karine.
t him in 0 you. I trust the ac-
uaintance w’ rotitable and Egret)-
I ls. This is my son, Sir Wink; deal Laithfully
Wit us both." ‘
with digoity,Ali Hassau slowly
withdrew, leaving them together.
u;..i...s.i v us... iv-it ,s smiis. “Will
at try Io trust me ‘elilin: y, as 1 am sure '4
on '1” said he, earncs y.
0 ed at him fora mumcntintcntly,
sine forward im ulsively and la
his suit. delicate hau s in Victor's on
“C , yes. the rose is not more glad of the
sun and dew than I of our coming. ut, ah,
hath not my father cheated mo T’ and, throwing
ack his head. tlla boy laughed morrily.
Victor could scarcely refrain from
him, though not in the least aware of the cause
thing so comical?"
e, erinitted words,
nd s eakiug s(;AAfast Ind gl.i ly, Victorf could
me a picture t at weul
dried-up old man, '
eyes-oh, so queer, so ttueer
die with laughing every irne I
An now- ’ A
Victor interru ted smilin 1y. -
w, I o w‘ welcome ms as an
older brother and not a task-maater.“ ‘.
‘ Oh, yes, it
will make f" miliar. Ah, am im aticn ,
cannot wait. Will it be long before shall be
wise. too 7”
“Wisdom is a fountain that is never ex-
Shall I return to the saloon to find
the scha before ieavin ?’
" Inst you 0 so soon But to-niorrow I shall
have you the day orig."
e touched t e hell, and a black slave an-
o Frank stranger into the presence
the A ornmand given in
as he on,
"ictor heard the silvery lau hter an
mnllio that eetcd his arriva
' ed him with a sea
the household; and in
gicturesqusness were ad: :3
mi... and the welcome cooling spray of the
a merry day with Karine in arrangin
noks and apparatus in the room assi met
for their hours of stud . The boy seemed a rly
' t, an ditted from one opens
box to another, chattering like a magpie. Now
he was wnrking furiouid u air-pump, an
this worl ,it has taken away the charm from all
again sadly disturbing the colors of Victor’s
Follow me l"
Victor obeyed with alacrit . At the corridor A
e sil curtainedarc
d smile from one who
a harem an
gay maidens there u on which to operate, that
their terror and shrie s might contribute to his
Lld youth. truly," English
teacher, rather rue . rimming
or with frolic and mischief as a kitten or
“H isa b
ent pupil Victor could not have desired; in-
eed, the teacher enjfoyed quite as much as his
scholar their delight hours of etti .
w and agreeable character hewas
viva ty that was essen ally w
rogress was rapid
assau’s impatience, a though ortion o
t from Victor's k o
sup tendence,hi behin
hway and the sacred mysteries
Victor never questioned him of the life or
beings who h ed there, and it seemed tacitly
s. esd the urkish peculiarities should never
be the subject of their converse ' n.
But one day, a man and more after Victor's
rrival, Karine did not losve the room at his
accustomed hour, and after playing restlessly
's pen ' and ooked up into
Victor's face and said, ahru tl :
A D rien ,wil thou answer me a ques-
tion I wish to ask, and have never dared until
not?” replied Victor, smiling at his
embarrassed look. “ I ' concerning mathe-
matics, hilosophy or history?”
“ Neit er,” returned Karine, pettishly. “Did
' it concerns yourself. lily fat
said there was a beautiful lady in ng n w
kept your heart-that-that no other maiden
could look fair to you. I was curious to know.
Somehow it does not seem so. Is it true ?”
And while he spoke, Karina's face was bout
so closely to his drawing-book, Victor could not
read the expression ere.
I a subject the Englishman did not care
to touch upon, but he remembered the pacha‘s
arlge uneasiness, as well hi ’
satisfaction at the information, and felt it his
dot to answer aliirmativcly.
“ es. it is me ” '
The boy, still twirling his pencil, cast'a hir-
tive glance of curiosity into his face.
-)kXiid nut olievo it before
must now,Ihnt it seems very quasi-
Victor made no re
was a sore subject,
- l persevere .
“ I wonder you never talk of her. Is she a
very lovely, and does she sigh bitterly for your
Victor writhad, and, turning suddenly, said,
st show you how such questions pain
Karine, and then you will a ‘
ever won, her favor, yet I love her as I shall
never love aim or.
Those dreamy eyes were full upon his face,
and a dewy learn came over their purple block-
ness, while (urine, croe ing closer to his side,
slipped his hand into t e one outstretched in
, III] vs" sorry for you, and I
ho a vou will forget lien‘?
till Karine did not move toward tlis s1'ch- H
Iiis mind was not relieved.
ave some relief from this dull
life," said he, energeticall . “I
the arch-“ yes, o
tied-you shall be vastly entertained, and forget
work and cars ’
" Not her,"
“But, K ‘
which I mus sten.
father say at the shocking
were to cad safe if soc
fr et us drop the subject now and
" ut it does not come from you-it is a brilli-
ant idea Aof my own "returned Karine, laugh-
ing: merrily. -- Ind I menu it shall be carried
and said, with
“And I m
k wildl strain to
he spoke he rose. threw
4 ' ‘ osit .
ll know, whether you
ave a twin sister there,
whoAlAl:ugs to botaught by you, as I have been
u .’ '
victor hold up his hand thrcatcningly to stop
any further disclonure. but l(ariAue.AWithAanothor
- merry lau A of dodance, springing into the
archway, cried a aln:
“It is true- have a sister Kara. and she
shall see you, too, an pcr
she mayAnlake you forget the haughty English-
e- With the last word the amlier curtains
nwcpt aside. and Karine was safe from Victor's
ah, new I
Y. as he glanced toward the archway-“ does
he think any of the tinsel dolls there can win a
has known and soon the
fairest type of womanhood?’
I shall have my hands
snon h to satisfy even ant ‘
think I should be afraid to ask about them 7 a groan
undisgnised s on: upon
A pare ni ho pa
was heantifu and noble, as
ii A A A an
answered Victor, in 9. sad voice.
down the pencil, “
' y ' sn
hops-who know 7 s
ace the drift of the c rta
e evening star ami er
ll and stately, so rcgally
r youn loveliness, that his eye
Orin amid the countless
groups that sported in the s ray. saw er
careless g-race, her fearless but always dignified
abandon, heard her silvery voice in ‘ s witt '
and the steady faith shining in
one soft, Earl
eyes that turned so trustin ly and gratefully to
hurl. And the l.iardAstru g e, the mighty battle .
for life, where 111 sprites senvne
dragging th d evil
and ii ‘an
A grasp-perhaps Neptune
s of so fair la
Aq as the joy.
him that heauteons face,
him ' it" the 111 s
Had it not brought to
lowing with joy and gtatitu e 7 Did not
rilling voice say to him only:
“ I thank you. so much one half for
turned to him.
Eroaned more bitter] still. at ea
ad fallen upon thegolden fruit that youth and
hope had nurtured into fairest blossom?
1 cuarrnn III.
. water’s 1 , 5 ' u
throu u T132‘ ‘ZuuX5s"s, i’i‘..‘.’e" ii
started, and raised his bowed head.
He came back instantly from the sorrowful
uAick change swept away the pale,
lt 'th‘aonEt-acah d t‘ll li
ere, wi an si '
amber curtains. stood a. slcndecr iifriilrg, i3lg1',?
' and c arming,u other ‘A ' 1.,
ank, Victor’s quick eye could not
A guish archness
1117 Ind s ark1iAngAAcye. and he
AAAAAA a sums is dignified and of-
picture it was. even to English eyes,
A ad ecu toasting on the remembrance of
A llIAr llilIAerent face.
The girl was dressed fancifully, but mic.
fully. in a costume as becomin
, n simiglar fashion,
lighter than the customary turha
son luuie fallln '
very striking. Chan e the costume, and Kara
AlIAAeKhB:A:-ins, oi-slim:-ine smile as radiautly
w it w ' y ‘I 3"’
aAs seeing Kara that first suggested the cou-
lut by this time Victor had become nervously
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AAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAA “AdAl:Al:AwAeAiA gir , advancing hghtly
are the Frank teacher-I know on-
everything about you-Karina tells me a you