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"That letter which I never receivedtelling me of that visit to which you made no allusion in any of your later letters. It was about that time, I think, that you fell off as a correspondentleft off telling me all the little details of your lifewhich in your earlier letters seemed to shorten the distance between us."
Lord Blankyre was engaged for this waltz, and looked round in search of Lady Wyndover.
A case of I came, I saw, I conquered! he said, blandly. I never saw a man so hopelessly in love! If the duke were, say, ten years younger, I wouldnt give much for your chances, my dear Traff.
"I am equally surprised," remarked Mr. Tatum, "for the excellent reason that I drew up a very different will myself, only about a fortnight since. At that time, Major Bergan mentioned this one, or some other,for the provisions of this do not quite answer his description,and I advised him to destroy it, in order to prevent any trouble."
People who were familiar with the Talbot Hotel, Lostwithiel, in its everyday aspect would hardly have recognized the old-fashioned hostelry to-night, under the transforming hand of the Hunt Club, with Lord Lostwithiel and Vansittart Crowther on the committee. The entrance hall, usually remarkable only for various cases of stuffed birds, and a monster salmoncaught in the Lerrin river in some remote period of historywas now a bower of crimson cloth and white azaleas. In the ball-room and ante-room, tea-room and supper-room, were more flowers, and more crimson cloth, while on every side brushes and vizards against the crimson and white panelling testified to the occasion. The dancing-room was very full when Mrs. Baynham's party made their entrance, the matron in her historical black velvetwhich had formed part of her trousseau thirteen years before, when she left the family residence in the chief street of Truro, and all those privileges which appertained to her as the only daughter of a provincial banker, to grace Dr. Baynham's lowlier dwelling. The black velvet gown had been "let out" from time to time, as youth expanded into maturity: and there had been a new bodice and a real Maltese lace flounce within the last three years, which constituted a second incarnation; and Mrs. Baynham walked into the Talbot ball-room with the serene demeanour that goes with a contented mind. She was satisfied with herself, and she was proud of her party, the two fresh, rosy-cheeked girls in sky-blue tulle, Isola, looking like a Mary lily in her white satin raiment, and the village surgeon, who always looked his best in his dress clothes, newly-shaven, and, as it were, pulled together in honour of the occasion."Yes, yes, There is no need for you to go," Hulbert answered, grasping his hand, distressed for another man's pain in the midst of his own happiness. There death, and the end of all joyhere the new life with its promises of gladness just opening before him. Such contrasts must needs seem hard.