"Ha, ha, ha!" says Roger, forgetful of everything but the pretty pups and their tiny war. "Ha, ha, ha!" says Dulce, equally unmindful of the stormy past. "How sweet they looked, naughty things. And how they did bark and bite. Dr. Watts should have been here to see them."

Once on its bank, who shall tell what next may happen. There will be a mad bound a crash a cry, perhaps, that will pierce through all other sounds and then and Sir Christopher . As these thoughts force themselves upon the girls, they shudder, and involuntarily move closer to each other. Dulce covers her face with her hands, as though to shut out some dreadful sight, and a low dry sob escapes her.

I hope she is quite well," says Dulce, with conventional concern. "Quite, thank you. But she feared the air." "The heir?" says Julia Beaufort, inquiringly, turning to Dicky, who is now unhappily quite close to her. Julia, who never listens to anything, has just mastered the fact that Florence Boer is under discussion, and has heard the word "air" mentioned in connection with her. "Yes.

There is so much genuine pain in her voice that Dulce is touched; she forgets all, condones all; to see a fellow-creature in pain is terrible to this hot-blooded little shrew. The anger and disdain die out of her eyes, and coming even closer to Portia, she looks long and earnestly at her beautiful face.

Anyone trying to copy Uncle Christopher's writing would probably succeed in imitating Fabian's perfectly." "Ah! he writes like Uncle Christopher," says Portia, slowly, as though adding another link in her own mind to a conclusion already carefully formed. "You will like him, I think," says Dulce, getting up from her low position as though restless and desirous of change.

In fact, I am in despair, and know not what is best to be done." "I know!" exclaimed Rollo Van Kyp, as Dulce, with tear-filled eyes, finished reading this pitiful note. "He must be brought back on the Nun. Mr. Norris, she leaves New York to-morrow with a fresh lot of nurses for Santiago, and if you will only take the run down on her you can bring the dear old chap back in comfort." Mr.

And I never expect to see one that I shall like better than the fat revenues of the Abbacy of Dulce Cor!" He paused a moment as if roguishly considering some point. "Besides," he went on, "wed I may not, but woo that is another matter! I have never yet heard that an Abbot " "Good-day!" cried Sholto, suddenly, at this point, "I will not stay to hear you blaspheme!"

"He satisfied the one principal creditor, I suppose?" says Fabian, indifferently. "Oh! impossible," says Sir Christopher. "It came to hundreds, you know; and he hadn't a farthing. Well, good-by; I'm off. Expect me and the bon-bons about dinner-hour." He nods to Portia and Julia, who smile at him in return, and, kissing Dulce, quits the room.

"If you only knew how unhappy it makes us," says Dicky Browne, mimicking Dulce's own manner of a moment since so exactly that they all laugh aloud; and Dulce, forgetting her chagrin, laughs, too, even more heartily than they do. "You shan't have one bit of my jam," she says, threatening Dicky with a huge silver spoon; "see if you do!

He only motioned to me not to stir, so I sat quite still, and then he went up to Uncle Christopher, who was very angry, and laid his hand upon his arm and led him out of the room." She pauses. "Dulcinea," as yet the more familiar appellation "Dulce" is strange to Miss Vibart.