The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on April 10, 1895 · Page 2
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1^ ttftttflfctCAK IR§IN!A (COPYRIGHT 1892 CHAPTER XL— (Continued.) He approached the gate, and All!///// • 'm '* JOHNSON* BY"~F?ANb.M?NALLY hair, with a caressing movement The voting man stood before her itt all the unconscious pride of his strength, and the moon shone on his golden beard, open brow, and straight features, which wore an expression of hauteur and vexation at the moment, while his blue eyes dwelt with fascination on her slightest gesture. Dolores paused and contemplated him. "Ah. how good and noble you are!" she sighed. He drew her once more close to his side. "Dolores, you are a wee bit flighty to-night, but you must be reasonable " . "I am reasonable, and not at all aboutTto knock, when he sw a little figure flitting along- the path before him. He recognized Dolores. >\ny was she roaming abroad alone on the roads at this lour? Was she watch- ing'for him? The young man hastened toward her, then paused at the angle of the wall to look at her. Dolores stood in nil open space ol the path, waving a fan. Her shadow was projected on the ground behind her in a long, wavering- line. Ihc dog Florio sat beside her, gravely looking The girl's face and arms, bathed by the moonlight, had the purity of alabaster in contrast with the luxuriant masses of her black hair, and her eyes were dreamy, as if she moved in a reverie. She talked to Florio in a low tone, and occasionally laughed. Now she advanced, min (singly, with skirts outspread, and profound curtsies, wielding the fan, with natural grace, in her right hand, as if at a presentation. Again she abandoned herself to a gliding dance measure, wreathing her arms above her head, with the glittering fan held high m the air. , The childish vanity of smile ana posture were obvious. She imagined herself to be once more at a ball and in a theater. The spectator found the mere contemplation of her light movements bewitching, but he longed to clasp her in his arms. "Dolores!" She started, and came toward him, -with an exclamation of pleasure. Florio barked sharply. "Areyou glad to sue me again? he inquired eagerly, seizing her hands. "Oh. yes'." . "Did you expect me to-night?^ l feared 1 "should not be able to get off. "1 always expect you." Then there was a moment of soft silence between, them, during which he twined her arm around his neck, pressed her little head against his on "ARE YOU GLAD TO SEE ME?" broad breast, and showered kisses her hair. Dolores drew back half troubled, half ashamed, and, inspired by an instinct of coquetry, once more unfurled her fan, making of the fragile weapon a barrier between them. "Look at my new fan," she said, in coaxing accent's. "The garden is too small, so 1 came out here to play with it in the moonlight." "Have you met any one on the road?" "No one. The people are all in the town at this hour." "The fan is very fine. The grand duke sent it to you at the door of the theater. " Dolores elevated her delicately arched eyebrows in surprise. "You noticed the messenger, then?" "Of course I saw him," warmly. "The prince broke my old fan, and lie was very kind to remember the accident," innocently. Lieut. Curzon looked at the rich toy carelessly. The moonlight shimmered on pearl, tortoise shell and feathers, with a pistured dosiga worthy of Comte Nils, or of Rudcaux, on one side. Tiny points of silver, or steel, sown over the surface, glittered in the moon's ray, as if diamond insects hovered and escaped with every turn of the happy owner's flexible wrist. A subtle perfume emanated from the downy margin. "I will give you a dozen fans if you wish," said the sailor, in a slightly aggrieved tone. Yes, he was piqued and irritated to behold her cherishing the quite unwarrantable gift of another man. Dolores smiled, with a sudden, dazzling gleam of snowy teeth between i-ed lips, and turned hey head, archly. At the same time she clasped, provokingly, the princely souvenir to her bosom. "A dozen fans wo'*W be too many, oaly what happiness to take up one °r another & pleasure. $p! Ypu niust not touch me again-" 'She leaned toward him, and passed fan, play fully, over Ws flighty." "Listen to me, darling "I listen!" "You belong to me. You are to be my wife. We will live and die together." "Shall we ever grow old, like grand- papa?" meditatively. "We must grow old in our own fashion," he replied evasively. Dolores recoiled and unfurled her fan. "Let us always remain young 1 ," she insisted, with a return of fantastic gaiety, "Dolores, give me that confounded fan!" "No! No!" "Then you do value it more than any gift of mine?" The p-irl frowned, pondered a, moment, closed the fan, and placed it in his nand without uttering a word. His strong ringers closed over the frail treasure. .' 'Would you mind my keeping it?" he teased. "No," with a softness which was alluring, tempting, almost feline. "Would you care if I broke it and cast it n wiiy?" "No." The inu'cular hand crushed feathers, substance and pearl stick before he was aware of it, and then he flung the wreck on the other side of the road. Dolores cast a bewildered glance at the broken fan, but made no attempt ,o recover it. A tear rolled down her sheek. "You are a good little girl not to scold me for such clumsiness," he said, with real, or assumed contrition for ebullition of temper. "I did not intend to crush the thing. You shall have another to-morrow." His arms were around her, his cheek rested agaiust her face, his mouth sought her trembling lips in a long, ardent kiss. . For a time she yielded passively to his embrace, then she slipped away and paused a few paces from him. She trembled and grew pale, her black eyes flashed. Then she burst into passionate sobs. "You were cruel to break it!" she exclaimed. She fled away swiftly, closely followed by her little dog, and_ Lieut. Curzon heard the gate shut behind her. He waited irresolutely for a time, then departed, tantalized yet triumphant, with the shy, half-unconscious kiss of Dolores still lingering on his lips. Love had come to him with a smile and a song. He would make all right on the morrow with the purchase and presentation of a new fan. Little did he foresee the events of the morrow. A cloud swept over the moon's disk, like a veil. The gate of the garden opened, a figure emerged, noiselessly, glided along the boundary wall, groped hi the path for some object, and as swiftly withdrew. The splendor of the night deepened. The white hamlets slept, as if they were the tombs of the inmates, and the sea heaved and sparkled in the track of leviathan about to rise irom the depths. Bursts of maudlin song and jest were occasionally audible in the port, while the ships of the harbor dreamed above their reflections in the tranquil waters. agitated df eamfi &nd feverish starts oi wakef ulneSs, when she had listened to those confused and intermittent sounds below stairs, which indicated that Jacob Dealtry was roaming about the Watch Tower. In addition, the Catalief- of the pict« life seemed to stand on the threshold of her chamber and f eproaeh her for some fault. His voice Was muffled, vague and monotonous, like the rhythm of the distant sea. She could not distinguish his Wotds. What had she done? Dolores could not understand. She rose, made her simple toiletj and ate her frugal breakfast With a healthy, young appetite. Her grandfather had been up for hours. He did not notice her. The amenities of con* versation were rare between them. The girl took the fan in her hand, and contemplated it with sadness. She shed a few tears over the wreck. Ah, how beautiful it had been only the previous night, with the moonlight sparkling on the, spangled surfacel The fingers that crushed the pearl and tortoiseshell structure must have been ' very strong, and the anger of Arthur Curzon deep. Did she not . feel some sweet, feminine docility of subjection to the muscles of this Samson? "He was -jealous," said Dolores, aloud, and a dimple deepened in her soft cheek. She glanced at a little mirror; already she was a woman. The discovery frightened and enchanted her. The broken fan still claimed her sorrowful tenderness and regret. "What shall 1 do with it?" she demanded of the Knight of Malta, pausing before the picture. The Knight was mute. She went out into the garden, irresolutely. A bee from the hive in the IN tHE FLOWfiR GARDfeN. CIlAI'TKR Xlt Expulsion. COULD NOT leave the poor fan lying out there in the road," Dolores confided to her pillow when she awakened the next morning, Then she sought the fragments' beneath the same pH- low, where she had placed them on the previous night before going to sleep. The moon had become _ hidden by clouds at the opportune moment when she had returned in search of the treasure. There was treason to Arthur Curzon, and oven defiance of. him, in the act. For the first time in her young life she was required to ponder OR the unreasonable and exacting character of man. The garrulous moods and prevalent crossness of grandpapa was a different matter. Her admiration of the handsome offi> cer, and the affectionate gratitude awakened in. her heart by b4s geniality and generosity, were mere surface ripples of sentiment fts yet JQ her nature. Her slumbers had been broken By . "HIS ARMS WKRE AROUND IIEK. rear of the Tower settled on her wrist 1 She did not fear the insect. The bees made famous honey. "What, shall 1 do with the fan?" she repeated, obeying a childish impulse to question Fate. The bee was mute, and, after basking, a downy, golden body, on the extended arm for a moment, spread gossamer wings, and. flew away, as if about to keep a business appointment in the kingdom of the thyme. "What shall I do with the fan?' 1 the girl inquired of the pigeons, the flowers, the dog. The pigeons ceased to coo, and looked at her with bright eyes; the flowers swayed on their fragile stalks, and hung their heads, languid with their own fragrance. Florio bounded through the reeds, and again emerged, uttering a sharp bark, as if to claim her attention for the retreat which he had discovered in the middle of the clump of plants. Dolores caught up the little animal, and bestowed her usual caress, a kiss on the nose. "The very spot!" she exclaimed. "I will bury the fan. Florio knows more than the pigeons, or the bees." She glanced about in search of her grandfather. She had once offended him by digging at the roots of his flowers and attempting to bury a broken doll. Now she would ask him to accord her a tiny corner for the fan's grave. The gate was half open. She looked out, and beheld the old man traversing the path in the direction of the high' road. He was evi dently bound on some er rand. She must await his return. When would he return though? Surely there could be no harm in hiding away the fan among the canes! Her life had been so meager of incident, that this one acquired importance in her estimation. Impatience overcame all scruples. She once more sought . and found a broken, rusty knife, and, kneeling, thrust her arm through the barrier of stems to scoop out a little hole in the earth. The clump of canes should shelter the spot. The task was rudely interrupted, A claw'like hand grasped her shoulder, and she was dragged back with violence. Jacob Dealtry had entered the enclosure, and discovered her occupation. He pounced upon his grandchild in an access of fury. ' 'You jade! You devil's imp! What are you about, now?" The words seemed to hiss in her ear,. awakening painful memories. "j am not hurting the flpwers in the very least, grandpapa," she pro- a #6* Setting tha Seeds—•fi-ftnfr. planting &M Cultivating the Seedlings. The best method to obtain early flowers in northern localities is to sow the seed of tentler and half hardy species in pots and keep in greenhouse or Window until the soil is Warm enough for outdoor planting when the seedling may be transplanted, Seeds may be sown in patches among the border plants in tows or groups' Where they are to roiiiaia or ill a nursery bed and afterward transplanted. As a general rule, the surface soil should bo rather dry than otherwise at the time of sowing. The operation must riot bo undertaken when the ground is very wet, especially at an eni'ly period of ppriiig. The depth at which seeds should be sown will vary With their size. Large seeds, suoh as Lupins, Marvel of Peru or sweet peas, should bo sown about half an inch deep; medium size seeds, such as balsams, convolvulus or thun- bergia, about a quarter of an inch deep, while such as are very small require to he sown on the actual surface, a light pressure being then sufficient to imbed them to a proper depth. In the absence of rain, water the seeds occasionally from a watering pot with a very fine rose spray. . As soon as the seedlings are an inch high they may be transplanted to different parts of the garden. RGIUOVO the plants carefully with a small garden trowel, retaining as much of tho soil to tho roots as possible. Place tho large growing kinds in the roar and tho small in front. Above all things avoid crowding thorn. 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