The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, April 29, 1898, Image 2

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Father d'Aigrigny did not recognize Pugolert,
nnd luid never seen Agricola. He could not,
therefore, at first eKj!uin the kind of angry alarm
exhibited by Hodin. I'ut the revered futher un
derstood it all, when be heard Gabriel utter a cry
of joy, and rush into the arms of the smith, ex.
claiming: "My brother! my second father oh!
it is heaven that sends you to me."
Having pressed Gabriel's hand, lagobcrt ad
vanced towards Father d'Aigrigny, with a rapid
but unsteady step. As lie remarked the soldier's
threatening countenance, the reverend father,
strong in his acquired rights, and feeding that,
since noon, he was at home here, drew back a
little, and said rmpctiously to the veteran: "Who
are you, sir! What do you want here?"
Instead of answering, the soldier continued to
advance; then, stopping just facing Father d'Aig
rigny, he looked at' dim for a second with such
an astounding inixtue of curiosity, disdain, aver
sion and audacity, that the excolonel of hussars
quailed before the pale face and glowing eye of
the veteran. . The notary and Samuel, struck
with surprise, remained mute Spectators of this
scene, while Agricola and Gabriel followed with
anxiety Dagobert'. least movements. As for
Rodin, he pretended to le leaning on the casket,
in order still to cover it with his body.
Surmounting at length the embarrassment
caused by the steadfast look of the soldier, Father
d'Aigrigny raised his' head, and repealed; "1
ask you, sir, who you are, and what you want ? "
" Do you not recognize me? " said Dagobert,
hardly able to restrain himself.
"No, sir
"In truth; returned the, soldier, with profound
contempt, "you cast dowu you eyes for shame,
when, at Leipsic, you fought for the Russians
against the French, and when General Simon,
covered with wounds, answered you, renegade
that you were, when you asked him for his sword.
I do not surrender to a traitor I " and dragged
himself along to one of the Russian grenadiers,
to whom he yielded up his weapon. Well! there
was then a wounded soldier by the side of General
Simon I am he."
" In brief, sir, what do you want?" said Father
d'Aigrigny, hardly able to control himself.
"I have come to unmask you you, that are as
false and hateful a priest, as Gabriel is admirable
and beloved by all.V
"Sir!" cried the marquis, becoming livid with
rago and emotion.
" I tell you, that you are infamous," resumed
the soldier, with still greater force. " To rob
Marshal Simon's daughters, and Gabriel,' aud
Mdlle. de Cardoville of their inheritance, you
have had recourse to the most shameful means."
"What do you say?" cried Gabried. "The
daugeters of Marshal Simon?"
"Are your relations, my dear boy, as is also
that worthy Mdlle. de Cardoville, the benefactress
of Agricola. Now, ibis priest," he added, point
ing to Father d'Aigrigny, "has had them shut
up the one as mad, in a lunatic asylum the
others in a convent. As for you, my dear boy, I
did not hope to find you here, believing that they
would have prevented you, like the others, from
coming hither this morning. But, thank God,
you are here, and I arrive in time. I should
nave ueen sooner, uui ior my wound, i have
lost so much blood, that I have done nothing but
faint all the morning."
"Truly!" cried Gabriel, with uneasiness. "I
had not remarked you arm in a sling. What is
the wound?"
At a sign from Agricola, Dagobert answered
4t Nothing; the consequence of a fall. But here 1
am to unveil many infamies."
It is impossible to paint the curiosity, anguish,
surprise, or fear, of the different actors in this
scene, as they listened to Dagobert's threatening
words. Bnt the most overcome was Gabriel. His
angelic countenance was distorted, his knees
trembled under him. Struck by the communica
tion of Dagobert, which revealed the existence of
other heirs, he was unable to speak for some
time; at length, he cried out, in a tone of despair
"And it is I oh, God! I who am the cause o
the spoliation of this family ! "
" You, brother? " exclaimed Agricola.
" Did they not wish to rob you also? " added
" lne will, cried uabriel, with increasing
agony, "gave the property to those of the heirs
that should appear before noon."
" Well?" said Dagobert, alarmed at the emotion
of the young priest.
" Twelve -o'clock has struck," resumed th
latter. " Of all the family, I alone was present
Do you understand it now? The term is expired.
The heirs have beeu thrust aside by me!"
"By you!" said Dagobert, stares meriug with
joy. ' By you, my brave boy! then all is well."
" All is well," resumed Dagobert, radiant with
delight. "You will share with the others I
know you."
" But all this property I have irrevocably made
over to another," cried Gabriel, in despair.
" Made over the property! " cried Dagobert,
quite petrified. "To whom, then? to whom?"
"To this gentleman," said Gabriel, pointing to
Father d'Aigrigny.
"To him!" exclaimed Dagobert, overwhelmed
by the news; "to him the renegade who has
always been the evil genius of this family! "
" But, brother," cried Agricola, "did you then
know your claim to this inheritance?"
" No," answered the young priest, with deep
dejection; "no 1 only learned it this morning,
from Father d'Aigrigny. lie told me, that he
had only recently been informed of my right,
by family papers long ago found upon me, and
sent by our mothar to her confessor."
A sudden li jht seemed to dawn upon the mind
of the smith, as he exclaimed: I understand it
all now. They discoved in these papers, that you
would one day have a chance of becoming rich.
Therefore, they interested themselves about you
therefore, they took you into their college,
where we could never see you therefore, they
deceived you in your vocation by shameful false
hoods, to force you to become a priest, and to
lead you to make this deed of gift. Oh, sir!" re
sumed Agricola, turning towards Father d'Aig
rigny, with indignation, "my father is right
such machinations are indeed infamous! "
During this scene, the reverend father and his
socius, were alarmed and shaken in their cool
ness. Rodin, still leaning upon the casket, had
aid a few words in a low voice to Father d'Aig-
m a . a a
ngny. bo that when Agricola, carried away oy
his indignation, reproached the latter with his
infamanous machinations, he bowed his head
mmbly, and answered: " We are bound to for-
on . 1 . v
give injuries, and oner them to the ljoru as a
mark of our humility."
Dagobert, confounded at all he had just heard,
felt his reason begin to wander. After so much
anxiety, his strength failed beneath this new and
terrible blow. Agricola's just and sensible words,
in connection with certain passages, of the testa
ment, at once enlightened Gabriel as to the views
of Father d'Aigrigny, in taking charge of his
education, and leading him to join the Society of
esus. For the first time in his life, Gabriel was
able to take in at a glance all the secret springs
of the dark intrigue, of which he had been the
victim. Then, indignation and despair sur
mounting his natural timidity, the missionary,
with flashing eye, and cheeks inflamed with
noble wrath, exclaimed, as he addressed Father
d'Aigrigny: " So, father, when you placed me
in one of your colleges, it was not from any feel-
ng of kindness of commiseration, but only in
the hope of bringing me one day to renounce in
favor of your order my- share in this inherit
ance; and it did not even sullice you to sacrifice
me to your cupidity, but I must also be rendered
the involuntary instrument of a shameful spolia
tion! If only I were concerned if you only
coveted my claim to all this wealth, I should not
complain. I am the minister of a religion which
honors and sanctifies poverty; I have consented
to the donation in your favor, and I have not, I
could never have any claim upon it. But pro
perty is concerned which belongs to poor orphans,
brought from a distant exile by my adopted
father, and I will not see them wronged. But the
benefactress of my adopted brother is concerned,
and I will not see her wronged. But the last
will of a dying man is concerned, who, in his
ardent love of humanity, bequeathed to his de
cendants an evangelic mission an admirable
mission of progress, love,- union, liberty and II
will not see this mission blighted in its bud. No,
no; I tell you, that this mission shall be accom
plished, though I have to cancel the donation I
have made."
On these words, Father d'Aigrigny and Rodin
looked at each other with a slight shrug of the
shoulders. At a sign from the socius, the rever
ened father began to speak with immovable calm
ness, in a slow and sanctified voice, keeping his
eyes constantly cast down: "There are many
incidents connected with this inheritance of M
de Rennepont, which appear very complicated
many phantoms, which seem unusally menacing
and yet, nothing could be really more simple
and natural. Let us proceed in regular order
fcet us put aside all these calumnious imputations
we will return to them afterwards. M. Gabriel
de Rennepont and I humbly beg him to contra
dict me, if I depart in the instance from the
exact truth M. Gabriel de Reunepont, ia re
knowledgnient of the caro formerly bestowed on!
hiru by the society to which I have the honor to
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SHERlfFS SALE. By virtue of an order
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