You Alls Doins. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, March 22, 1901 Page: 3 of 8
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BY THE DUCHESS.
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inclinations to the others with a mix-
ture of grace rnd extreme hauteur that
made her appear even more than com-
monly lovely, anil caused Denzil
Younge to lose his place in the lan-
guid conversation he hud been holding
with Eddie Trevanion. She had not
so much as deigned ta raise her eyes
when bowing to him. so he had been
fully at liberty to make free use of his
The eventful Friday at length ar-
rived, and with it the unwelcome
Vounges. They eanw by the late train.
which enabled them to reach King's
Abbott just one hour before the dinner
bell rang, and so gave them sufficient
time to dress. Sir George met tliem
warmly, feeling some old, lialf-forgot-
ten sensations cropping up within his
heart as he grasped between his own \ own. and he decided, without hesita-
Uands the hard, brown one of his ci- tion, that nothing in the wide earth
devant school friend. The old man j could be more exquisite than this girl
he now met, however, was widely dif- j who h< could not fail to see treated
ferent from the fair-haired boy and them all with c;>en coolness.
light active youth he could just barely j ne took her in to dinner presently,
remember both at Eton and Oxford. I [)Ut noj until snap had been removed
Indeed, Mr. Younge, oddly enough, did i did Miss Trevanion think it worth her
strangely resemble the fanciful picture j while to look up and discover What
drawn of him by .Miss Trevanion, bo- j style of man sal beside her. Glancing
ing fat, "pursy," jolly, and altogether then suddenly and superciliously at
decidedly after the style of the farm-
But, however right about him. Miss
Trevanion's prognostications with re-
gard to the others were entirely wrong.
Mrs. Younge, far from being fat, red
and cookish, was remarkably slight,
fragile, and very lady-like in appear-
ance. Her daughter, Miss Rachel, re-
sembled her mother strongly, though
lacking her gentle expression and the
• miet air of self-possession that sat so
pleasantly on her.
But ih her description of Denzil Miss
Trevanion had been very much at
l'ault indeed. Any one more unlike a
boor" could not be well imagined.
Denzil Younec was a very handsome
young man. Tall, fair and distin-
guished looking, with just, the faintest
resemblance to his mother, he might
have taken his place with honor in
any society in Christendom. He wore
neither beard nor whiskers, simply a
heavy, golden mustache, which cov-
ered, but scarcely concealed, the almost
feminine sweetness of bis mouth.
Miss Trevanion, having made up her
mind that there would be plenty of
time just before dinner to get through
the introductions, stayed in her own
room until exactly five minutes to
seven o'clock, the usual hour for din-
ing at King's Abbott, when she swept
downstairs and into the drawing room
iu her beautiful, graceful fashion, clad
in pure white from head to foot, with
the exception of a single scarlet rose,
lresh from the conservatory, in the
middle of her golden hair. And eer-
him, she found that he was the very
handsomest fellow she had ever seen
—well-bred looking, too, and, in ap-
pearance at least, just such a one as
she had been accustomed to go down to
dinner with even in the very best
He was staring across the table now
to where Mabel sat, laughing and con-
versing merrily with old Younge, and
seelned slightly amused with the girl's
gaycty. Was rie going to fall in love
with Mab? Very likely, she thought.
It would be just the very thing for an
aspiring cotton man to do—to go and
lose his heart ambitiously to their
Then Denzil turned to her and said:
"You were not in town this season,
"No; mamma did not care to go,"
she answered, reddening a little attha
"I do not think you missed much,"
Denzil went on, pleasantly; "it was the
slowest thing imaginable; and the op-
eras were very poor. You are fond of
music, of course? I need hardly ask
"I like good music, when 1 bear it,"
Miss Trevanion said; "but I would
rather be deaf to all sweet sounds than
to have to listen to the usual run of
so-called singers—private singers, I
"One does now and then hear a good
private singer, though," Denzil re-
turned. "There were several in town
"Lady Constance Dingwall was
tainly Mildred looked as exquisite a ; greatly spoken of," Mildred said
creature that evening, as she walked have heard her sing several times."
up. the long drawing room to where "So have 1. and admire her voice im-
hr.r father was standing, as any one mensely; her pet song this season was
could wish to see. j Sullivan's 'Looking Back,' and it suited
"This is my eldest daughter—unmar- her wonderfully. Lots of fellows
ried," said Sir George, evidently with
great pride, taking the girl's hand and
presenting her to his guest, who had
been gazing at her with open, honest
admiration ever since her entrance.
"Is it indeed?" the old man an-
swered; and then he met her with both
hands extended, and, looking kindly
at her, declared out loud, for the bene-
fit of the assembled company, "She <s
the bonniest lass 1 have seen for many
raved about her, and old Douglas of
, the Blues was said to have proposed
to her on the strength of it. She re-
fused him, however. Odd man. Doug-
las; you know him, of course—every
body does. He is slightly crazy, I
, fancy. By the bye, you have not told
me what you think of Lady Constance's
"I would quite as soon listen to a
barrel-organ, I think," Miss Trevan-
i ion answered, ungraciously; "there is
At this Mabel laughed out loud, n>"r- ; just as much expression in one as in
l ily, without evt n an attempt at the
concealment of her amusement, to
Lady Caroline's intense horror and old
Younge's Intense delight. He turned
to Mabel instantly.
the other. She has good notes, I grant
you, but she does not know in the
very least bow to use them."
"Poor Lady Constance," he said:
"well. I am not a judge of music, I
"You like to bear your sister ad- confess, but for my part I would go
mired?" he said. j any distance to hear her sing. Her
And Mabel answered: I brother has managed about that ap-
"Yes, always, when the admiration pointment—I suppose you know?"
is sincere—as in your case—-because 1. ; "Has he? 1 am glad of that. No.
too, think she is the bonniest lass in 1 have not heard. But what a disa-
all the world."
"Right, right!" cried old Younge,
approvingly; and these two 'became
friends on the spot, the girl chatter-
ing to him pleasantly the greater part
of the evening afterward, nlthmigh the
greeable man he is! What a comfort
it must be to his friends—or relatives,
rather to get him out of the coun-
"Is not that a little severe?" asked
Denzil. "Poor James has an unfortu-
old man's eyes followed Mildred's rath- nate way of not getting on with peo
or haughty movements with more pie, but I put that down more to the
earnest attention than he bestowed wretchedness of his early training than
upon those of her more light-hearted to his natural disposition, which 1 be-
•ister. j lieve to be good, though warped and
Miss Trevanion, when Mr. Younge injured by his peculiar position when a
had called her a "bonny la-s." merely j boy. It was lucky for Lady Constance
flushed a little and flashed a quick that (lie countess adopted her. May 1
glance toward her mother which said j give you some of these?"
plainly, "There, did I not tell you so j "No, thank you," Mildred answered,
—Yorkshire farmer, pure and simple, and then fell to wondering by what
and all that?" and moved on to be right this cotton merchant's son called
introduced to the other members of
the unwelcome family. She could not
forget, even for a moment, how in-
trusive their visit was, and how un-
pleasant in every sense of the word.
She was only three or four years Ma-
bel's senior, out in mind and feeling
she might, so to speak, have been her
mother. When she remembered how
Eddie always required money, and
how difficult they found it to semi
I'ha.rles regularly his allowance an I
still to keep up the old respectable ap-
pearance in the county, she almost
hated the newcomers lor tne expenses
i heir coming would entail.
Miss Trevanion raised her head half
an inch higher, and went through her
Lord James Dingwall by his Christian
name—"James." She again recollect-
ed that "tills sort of person' generally
boasted outrageously about any intim-
acy with the aristocracy. Miss Tre-
vanion's "hearings" upon this subject
had been numerous and profound.
I think "Lord James a very unpleas-
ant man," she said, feeling curious to
learn how much more Denzil Younge
had to say about him.
"Most ladies do," her companion an-
swered, coolly; "but then I do not con-
sider ladies always the best judges.
They form their ideas from the out-
ward man generally, which in many
cases prevents fairness. Unless the
person on trial be a lover or a relative,
rough manners, and yet I have known
him to do acts of kindness which most
men would have shrunk from perform-
ing. In the same way you would con-
sider a fellow <lown near us the great-
est boor you ever met in your life, I
dare say, because he has nothing to
recommend him but his innate good-
ncs.-; of •heart."
"I dare say." responded Miss Tre-
"But would you not l>e civil to a
man whom you knew to be beyond
expression estimable, if only for the
sake of his goodness, no matter how
rough a diamond be might be?" asked
Denzil Younge, feeling somewhat eager
in his argument, and turning slightly,
so as more to face his adversary.
"Surely you would; any woman—most
women would, I fancy. One could not
fail to appreciate the man I speak of."
"1 might appreciate him at a dis-
tance," Miss Trevanion returned, ob-
stinately, "but 1 would not be civil to
him; and ' should think him a boor
just the same, whether he were a
black sheep or a white."
"Oh!" exclaimed Denzil and stared
curiously at her beautiful, now rather
Was she really as worthless as she
declared herself to be? Could those
handsome, cold blue eyes and faultless
features never soften into tenderness
and womanly feeling?
He quite forgot how earnestly he was
gazing until Miss Trevanion raised her
eyes, and meeting his steady stare,
blushed warmly—angrily. He recol-
lected himself then, and the admiration
his look must have conveyed, and col-
ored almost as deeply as she had.
"1 beg your pardon," he said, quiet-
ly; ''do not think me rude, but I am
strangely forgetful at times, and was
just then wondering whether you real-
ly meant all you said."
"Do not wonder any longer then,"
she retorted, still resenting the expres-
sion of his eyes, "as I did perfectly
mean what 1 said. I detest with all
my heart boors and ill-bred people,
and parvenus, and want of 'birth gen-
And then Lady Caroline made the
usual mysterious sign, and they all
rose to leave the room, and Miss Tre-
vanion became conscious that she had
made a cruelly rude speech.
She felt rather guilty and disinclined
for conversation when she had reached
the drawing room; so she sat down
and tried to find excuses for her con-
duct in the remembrance of that last
unwarrantable glance he had be-
stowed upon her. A man should be
taught manners if he did not possess
them; and the idea of hi3 turning de-
liberately to stare at her—Mildred
Trevanion—publicly, was more than
airy woman could endure. So she ar-
gued, endeavoring to persuade her con-
science—but unsuccessfully—that her
uncourteous remark had been justly
provoked, and then Mabel came over
and sat down beside her.
"I liked your man at dinner very
much," she said; "at least what I
could see of him."
"He seemed to like you very much,
at all events," Mildred returned; "he
watched your retreating figure just
now as though he had never before
seen a pretty girl or a white-worked
"He is awfully handsome," went on
Mabel, who always indulged in the
strongest terms of speech.
"He is good-looking."
"More than that; he is as rich as
Croesus. I am told."
"What a good thing for the young
woman who gets him," Miss Trevanion
remarked, and smiled down a yawn
very happily indeed.
"Look here, Mildred; you may just
as well begin by being civil to him,"
counseled Mabel, wisely, "because, as
he is going to inhabit the same house
as yourself for the next six weeks or
so. it will be better for you to put
up with him quietly. You were look-
ing all through dinner as though you
were bored to death—and after all,
what good can that do?"
"1 rather think you will have the
doing of the civility," observed Miss
Trevanion. "as he is evidently greatly
struck by your numerous charms."
"1 shouldn't mind it in the least, if
he can talk plentv of nonsense, and
look as he looked at dinner," Mabel
returned. "There is always something
so interesting about a superlatively
rich man. don't you think?"
"Not when the rich man owns to
Why not? Cotton is a nice clean
tiling. I should fancy; and money is
money, however procured. I am a thor-
oughly unbiased person, thank heaven,
and a warm admirer of honest indus-
"You bad iietter marry Mr. Younge,
then, and you will be able to admire
the fruits of it. from this day until
your death," Mildred said.
"Not at all a bad idea," returned
"the queen;" "thanks for the sugges-
tion. 1 shall certainly think about it.
If 1 like him sufficiently well on a
nearer acquaintance, and if lie* is good
enough to ask me, I will positively go
and help him to squander that cotton
(To be continued.)
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