Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 25, 1902, EDITORIAL SHEET, Page 16, Image 16
1G THE OMAHA DAILY BEEt SUNDAY, MAY 25, 1002. CHAPTER XXX (Continued.) , (Copyright, 1901. by B. R. Crockett.) Anton McMillan did not reply at once. He teemed to be la brown study. 80 John had perforce to repeat bli question. "Have you come with a message from four master?" "Aye, free my maJster!" said Anton with parity. "Well?" said John, tugging fiercely at the last knot and rather wishing that the taci turn herd bad chosen some other time for Ala Yllit. "Ye will permit me to ask a question?" Mid Anton. The young minister nodded without look ing up. "Ask away!" he said cheerfully. "Ye are to be quit o' the manse by noon tomorrow V "That la the notice I hare got from the Klerk of presbytery," said John, succinctly. "Aye?" said Anton. "Weel, what may ye fee thlnkln' o' dola'?" "Dolngr said John Glendonwyn; "well, tor the present I thought of taking lodgings In the town of Kllgour and walking out to visit any who might desire my ministra tions." "That will be Terra Inconvenient," said the herd, with grave deliberation. "Doubtless," said John, a little Irritably, Hxt you see, Anton, beggars cannot be hand, hae matr nor doobled. He has led farms by the score, an te far as It may be said o' ony mortal wlthoot offence, the cat tle on a thoofiand hills are his. Oln Greg ory Olendonwyn, your falther, were to threaten to pit htm oot o' Benangower, It Is odd that he wad answer him at he did Nellson o' Clatterlnabawe. 'Sir,' he wad say, I will mak you an offer to tak' your hale estates at valuation!' Bigger odds still that he wad julst haud at him. wl' a golly o' muckle braid oaths aa coorse as Kilmarnock. Therefore, dtnna think o' that! Gin ae door shuts, anltber will open for Anton. I am a lanely man, and bae gotten a guld wage for near on sazty year. Auld Anton will no want. But there stands his bit hooeie and prood will his falther'a son be to welcome ye there, till etccan time as the fowk draw aboot ye, and ye hae a bonnier manse blgglt than the yln ye are leavln' for conscience sake." "I thank you. Anton," said John Olen donwyn, touched to the heart, "you are to me aa Aaron and Hur for the upholding of my hands." The old Cameronlan herd looked up quickly. "Ye will na mlstakt', will ye, sir, will ye?" he said a Uttle anxiously. "I and all I have are yours, as gin ye were son to me that son hae nane. But when It come to the Sabbath morn I wull gang doon the rae who had slipped out of a shut and dark ened house to breathe the morning air, to watch and to pray. "God blees Joha today. I wish I were with him. Please make him feel that I am thinking of him." And Falrlle Olendennlng, who had prayed these words almost unconsciously, looked llngerlngly up at the side of Bannangower. For she had news of John's removal thither, and with her face still in that direction the pulled a white rose from the little tree by her bower, and, first kissing It, she threw Is as far as she could over the tall beech hedge In the direction of the white speck among the heather of the hillside. Alao at the window of a certain room In a aquare, whlte-walled manse on the oppo site side of the river there was standing a tall, white-robed figure. The window waa open and sweet aire were stealing In across the water off the great wastes of heather. There wa a whaup flying over the town, uttering his wild cry. But so early Is It that there Is no noise In the Sabbath-quiet streets to Utter bondsmen to Gregory Olendonwyn and a few stanch pillar of kirk and state to be seen making a contrary trickle In the direction of the steepled knows beside tbe empty manee. "They are come out to te what shall be done," said John; "so much Is well. But It will not last it cannot last!" Nevertheless for that day his heart was sufficiently elate within him. For he thought, "At least I am not wholly alone In thla the hour of my trial." The brief entry underneath Is tsken from the diary of one who was present upon the occasion and shows the effect produced by the young minister's first appearance as a field preacher: "I went to the- Old Quarry Hole and found a strange thing Many of the coun try lads and ' cotters from the terms had been cutting out and arranging seats, tome on the but rock, tome on quarry atones excavated but abandoned, and atlll more on an amphitheater of turf. In front of which the preachtng box had been aet up. "There were, to far as I could tee, near onto (00 persons present, some doubtless drawn from curiosity from Kllgour and other neighboring parishes, but most of them tenants and cotters on the Cower estate, for whom It said no little that they should be present on an occasion which they knew might affect their livelihood. "At last the young minister, Mr. John Olendonwyn, was' seen approaching over the hill. He looked tall and slim, blue of eye and pale of face more like a student than one who, after being a placed minis ter of the Kirk of Scotland in one of Its best parishes, had made himself separate from his own kith and kin and damaged his prospects, o far, at least, as these were In the power of his father to hurt or to help. "The first pealm had lust been given out, His feeling Increased In force and acri mony when he heard that his ton had ob tained a tlte tor bit church In the village of Oower Itself no other Indeed than that house and garden which he, Gregory Olen donwyn, had bestowed upon the faithful Babby Lockhart and her heirs for her care and diligence In rearing thlt ungrateful ton. It was Factor Halllday who brought the newt to his master and he had entered ex pecting to provoke a great outbreak of furious anger. None, however, came, which disappointed him. Gregory Olendonwyn sat with a gray set face thinking, and the fac tor had perforce to slip out with no newt to carry either to tbe servants' hall or to the higher vehmegerecht of the bead gard ener, the head gamekeeper and the chief forester of the estates, the vassalt and vavasours of the feudality of Oower. Now to such a pass bad thla hatred come that the matter of Gregory Glendonwyn't thinking wat frightful even to himself. "No" he waa repeating over and over to himself, "not If I disown him not If I am compelled to use against him the last weapon In my power, shall a penny of my money, a penny of my wife's money be spent on defying me, brow-beating me In the face of my own people. I will thow him what It It to thwart hit father, to Join himself with beggarly thowmen and po litical mountebanks. He haa given up the stipend of his parish. He can have little from the company of scarecrows and beg gars who will dare to favor him In Oower. For the rest I will keep him from ever getting a penny out of the Gower eatates. He has signed away his own property and Inheritance like a fool. But I will hound him from Gower. I will cast him off as a son. And, by heaven and Him who dwells there, I will take the Inheritance he la sure of out of hit hand. I can and I will!" And Gregory Olendonwyn, being a man of action, rose up at once and proceeded to carry out his threat. For a great Idea had occurred to htm, a thought at once so striking and far-reaching, yet so mortifying to his own pride, that only the desperate hatred which be had been 'cultivating against hit aon In 1 J DUMB-STRICKEN SAT GREGORY OLENDONWYN. THB REBELLION HAD COME VERT NEAR HI3 THRONE." (chooser. It It that or nothing. There It ot a nan In Gower that darea take me In not a, house taht will shelter me and mint. "Aye, ther It" tald Anton, auddenly, wkh a lift of hit mountainous browt, and a gleam of the fearless hillman'a eyt; "ther la on man that Una feared o' the wrath c kings let alan Gregory Olendonwyn o' Cattle Oower. Ther it hae bit herd's tout 1' th palrlsh where ye are welcome you and your; aye, even your auld leddy there, wha hat dootleaa been used to tome thing far different!" Letting go the bog John Olendonwyn Stood up In astonishment. "But you are not of th Kirk." h cried, "you do not bold with ut who have re linquished her communion?" ' "And what o' that?" tald Anton th herd, To th Jews yo maun come!' jjuotb Peter. 'Pell a bit!' laid Paul. 'Circum cise!' tald Pater. 'Com on!' tald Paul. Aad wtthatood him to hit fact, th furious wee ettercap that he was, him wl' the lam leg. So let It be wl' you and me, minister! Coaveoantt or nochti' tayt I. 'Speerltual Independence!' aaya you. 'Render unto Caesar!' tayt you. 'Plague th dolt,' aay t 'Hav at ye!' aayt you, wl' your nelves up. And I wad be willln'l But conaldor gin Paul cam' to Jerusalem and thae dell's blrk.lta o' tempi officer were hard at bis tall, wadna Peter tak him to you door h ken aa weel, an', let him into the secret th knock that brings out th young lass to tilth and ready? Wad h no tllp htm la. think ye? And gin Peter cam' to Da- aaeacut. wad Paul no gte him a lend o" bta basket, for a' tbe bit difference that had been aswten them?" "That wad he no." cried Babby Lock- hart auddenly. "and I wull tell y tor why th basket wad ha been broken doon, hoop, rib and wattle by the wecht ot th ltebrary Paul wad ha ba haulin' up and doon ln't. Na aauehwandt that ever were grows by Abana and Pharper, rlvert of Da ' 'xoatous. wad ha atood It for an hour!" "Bo," tald th herd, disregarding her In dignant Interruption, "thla la the measag fra my malster that I ha gotten no fra Malater Habbleahaw ' Itennangower, but fra a Higher Han'. 'Gang doon, as th Lord ass prospered you,' said the Vole to late aad early, 'an' offer to th minister th shelter o your bit hoose. It's no xauckle, Malster Olendonwyn, but O y ar welcome aa th first green araaa on the a.Ul o' anew to th hungry yowea. Com your waya up. man. There's graund caller air on Bennaugower, a bit burnl to wash )url in wl' pool that wad droea y were aa big a Samson and bis weaver' beam. And heap o' mutton hama and oatmeal for ' Babby to bake lnt cake. - And there's th bearooa.' for you, and your buikt and your tudyln' th heather growln' bonny up to th verra window, and tbe larks tellla' y ' th day lang boo t praise God wl' the vpaprtngln' heart. Come your way up wl gfl, laddie. Y ken auld Anton that haa washed y weel a' your days. What he tneana he says. And what b says he ajietaa I" ' John clasped the hand held out and th water atood salt la hit eyes. "But." he tald, slowly and thoughtfully, "will not your master turn you away? Ben fcangower belongs to my father, and you kaow what he hat threatened! Why thould you meddle la a Quarrel which la aot your J- gwafe Th old man threw back bis head wit th gesture ot a covenanter before tht Star Chamber. . "Tru It te." h said, "that Abram Hab .taahaa, A Ran na nanara ml.k t r W Vi servant that haa aerv4 htm aad hi father and taxty year 0' yowca and lambs at th hlddln' o Gregory Olendonwyn. But Judge no. Aad for this reason. Abram tiabbleshaw, great billy!' cult aa he It, it aa toad servant to ony asaa. HI father afor him was a rich man and what ha fed, AWaJB. tola' Pleased T tha gUla' nd hi mt ower th lang mulr and up by the Croat Roads to the Kirk O' th Coave nants at Cauaeyend. "According to th flesh, I dlnna Ilk Malster Osborne at weel aa you. But, ye tee, him and me 'greea aboot the Coav- nantt and the Paying o' the Cess an' the Ceevll Maglstrato and things Ilk that thlnga that ye car na mair aboot than ye do whetcher my coille Tyke has a rough coat or a smooth. But whllk are as the breath o" life to auld Anten that wat bred to that way even fra hit youth up." "With that, or with anything that con cerns th conscience. I think you will not find me meddle," said John Glendonwyn. But the fear In my heart la that there will be but few In the parish who see at I do, or who will desire that I should con tinue among them." Th old man took a quick look over hi shoulder to see if Babby were still in th room. But she had disappeared to finish her own preparations, having now the prospect of a better "doonaittin' " (aa ahe called It), than In "toon lodgings," where all the would have to do would Just be to tee that the ladladdy did not cheat ber laddie or eat hi butter behind hit back. Happy landlady, aound ought to be your tleep In the town of Kllgour thlt night, considering what you have escaped! "Maybe there' roalr wl' ye than y wad think, air," he tald, "like a' thlnga It Julst needs a begtnnln'. And noo that ye are to ha an abldln' place In the parish ltsel (slo aa It la), there's mony the yln will ttand by ye in the quarry-hole on Sabbath morning. Fear y never that Th Lord shall rise up a folk for Hlmsel', and th auld aeed o' the Covenant and the moss hog shall be sown smang Ither klrka also!" It was In this way and with these ad vertisements of welcome that John Glen donwyn went to bide In th herd's house of Anton McMillan, th Cameronlan hep herd of Benoangower. And on the follow ing Sabbath day. Judge ye with what feel Ings John Glendonwyn aross and went out to meditate upon th aid of th mountain. It waa early. Farm and xothoust and farm steading lay there In tbe unbroken Sabbath quiet. Th peculiar brooding alienee, the hush and aw of that day affected John Olendonwyn keenly. His waa the only foot. save those of the black-faced sheep, which that day had trod th great tolltudet hi eyet wandered over, or scattered the morn ing dew upon these purpling ridges. So thought John Olendonwyn, but he was wrong. There were two and perhaps three already astir and ready in the ancient Scota phrase, "compassing the throne ot grace" for him. He had not gone far from the house when the sound of a voice "peak ing In th profound allenc stayed and held him. It cam out of a great bush ot heather and broom, aa from an oratory. Th minister of Gower, today th minister of Cower no more, stole up and listened It waa th Cameronlan elder who waa speaking. "Thou with Whom it all wisdom and dlrsctlon." hs wa aaylng, "grant to the young niau this day that he may speak Thy word, without fear. In all simplicity, In the love of It. Be a mouth unto him and wisdom, and raise up about htm an hearing people In thla parish ot Oower that needs alcllke salrly " Joha stepped back. Tht Cameronlan wa pleading for him. but he had no right to listen to tne worda. They were not ad dreaaed to hi ear. Yet aa he wended hi way up th llttl brow trickle of sheep walks and brushed th dew from th bracken-bourocha, he felt Infinitely re freshed and strengthened. "The prayer of a righteous man avalleth much," ao raa hia meditation. And how much more would h hav been aided had he known that dowa on the edges of th woods opposite Kllgour. near that shining whit fpeck to which hi eyes turned ao often, still apparently smokeless and lit I lea U U mereis gun, titer a (iri acar him back to his airy domicile. 1 Veronica Caesar looked around. Two of her sisters and a little brother were asleep In th same room. She looked out again, eighed, thook her head, and, murmuring, 'No no I know It can never b!" ah turned and went quietly about the house, laying aside the worn week-day clothes and looking out those which are donned fresh and fresh every Sabbath morning uniform, In fact, of th Caesarian legionaries. Then one smiled, though tomehow her eyet were wet. "Thlt Is what I was meant for, evi dently," she said, and bruahed harder at th bottoms of Henry's trousers, which bore tbe ttalnt of muddy waya and care less) feet. Which, In Its way, wat a prayer every bit aa good at the other two. For It self-sacrifice bs not th matter and es sence of prayer. It Is on o( th strong pinions that lift It heavenward. CHAPTER XXXII. lfe Tames, toaiimcbatar, That wat a ctrange Sabbath day la Boot- land when In 470 pulpits ther waa either silence and emptiness or th vole of a stranger nothing Ilk It sine th Drucken" parliament pf th restored Charles stilled the kirk service over all the touth and wast, and at th heather on fire with those field preaching which In time were to bring down th mighty from their aeata. Th disruption waa accomplished. Th minister had don their part would tbe peopl follow them, or, Ilk th kirk Jack daw, "bid by th waa's?" It was a day ot testing. Breakfast at th herd' house of Ben- nangower wat a silent meal that morning. John Glendonwyn was thinking of his first service at a minister outside the Kirk ot Scotland. The Cameronlan elder, having done th thing which alone waa In hla power to do, wan silent out of sympathy a very fine gentleman wat thlt herd of Benoangower. At last th hour band of the great eight day clock approached 11, and It would take the better part of an hour to reach the Quarry Hoi In front of th village of Gower where th aervlce waa to be held. Th Cameronlan and the selt-outed min ister walked still and silent together until they reached th llttl stll where the road down to the Quarry aeparated from the track which wimpled onward through th heather toward the towa of Kllgour. There John and th elder shook hands and looked a moment In each other's eyes th look, which meant, "Good apeed. Oo thy way a good way. though not mine! And to do men differ with good and commendable difference about religion throughout Scotland. Mea do not differ about that t which they are Indifferent. Let the Blue Banner wave, and th Bush Burn yet nneoneumed, aad St. Andrew with his crosier b set on high, and half a dosen steeples b seen In every village athwart th land! Let men argue and brother turn hit back upoa brother on the Sabbath mora, each traveling to hla own particular Zlon to hear th gospel preached according to hit desire and conscience. If th hives ar healthy let ther be mor and mora. Good and not evil haa com to th Kirk of Scotland through Its divisions. Adversity and not prosperity hath made It great. High kirk. Low kirk. Olddllng kirk. Broad kirk Psalm kirk. Hymn kirk and even Laodlcan Paraphrase kirk, let them emulate each other to good work and atlmalat oo another to th bt and least somnolent Dumote. What a dull fusloale plae Scotland would b without Its religious rivalries and emulations! It waa a striking sight which greeted Joha that glorious Jun day, high-arched nd resplendent of ua. From every tide the people poured la all making for the TUlag. o&ly. a alasler tyrUikJlrn of U and whll th people were singing I taw a great many people turn round and some few put up their platdt and thawlt about their bead at If they did not wish to ba recognised. But tbe elders and those who bad taken a prominent part with the young minister atood boldly bareheaded beside him, singing to the tune 'French' the psalm which begins, 'I to th hills will lire my aid, from whence doth come mine aid.' Presently I heard a carriage drive up ana stop. Then a toon at the tinging of the psalm wat over I taw Mr. Glendonwyn puthlng a way through the throng, which mad way for him readily. There waa a llttl broad-bodied, lawyer-looking man with him, but It waa Mr. Olendonwyn, who appeared most keen upon the business. " 'By what right do you hold this meet ing In this place?' he called out In g loud vote aa he cam near the preaching box. Then th young minister looked calmly down, and answered with a great quiet that won th respect of all: Sir, w 'are advised that th place is public. It has not been fenced for forty yeans, nor have th quarry atonet been worked within th memory of man. We believe that we have a right to worship her according to our eonaclencet.' " 'Then you believe a He, which will be nothing new to you!' cried Mr. Glendon wyn, lifting hla hand threateningly, aa It h would have smitten his son to the ground, 'but w will soon show you. My friend her htt an Interdict which will settle that matter.' 'Sir,' tald tha minister gravely, 'this la tht Lord's day morning, and no time for tha aervice ot any legal document. Toraor row I and my offlc bearers will be at the gentleman' service." Then he lifted up bis bands and aald, very reverently, 'Let ua pray.' "At wblch Mr. Glendonwyn turned and Stamped hit way back through the con course in a great and high anger, declar lng In th hearing of all that he would cast hi ton off forever, and that he would llv to repent that day' work with other speeches which I need not set down her. Mr. John's sermon that day was on tha text, "Th Lord Hath Don Great Things for Ut, of Which We Ar Glad." And b tpok with much fervor of the reforma tion of John Knox, of the Intrusion, ot bishops, of th high days of Presbytery, of the twenty-five years' of persecution and of th long deadneas of prosperity which fol lowed. I cannot mind all be aald. but at the last, whea near hla concluding, he had thla enlargement of the spirit. Speak lng of th sacrifices which might yet be required, he amid: "There ar many thlnga against ua many atrong thlnga and many powerful men. But ther la on thing which may encourage us when w that ar on th earth shall depart and th gat of th eternal loom before ua though th portal be high as ths heavens, we shall find th gat itself small and mean aad low. whll ever IU lintels shall be written In letters of gold th worda, 'Aa a Llttl Child.' " "A word which many took aa an answer to th reflection which had been ao freely mad upon Mr. John that he should have tet himself up to be wiser than Dr. Caeear and Mr. Aibllns and his own father, being. aa It were, a young man and but a child In the aervlce ot the kirk." Meantime In hla tower of gray stons high over th sea-edge Gregory Glen donwyn sat, eating his heart out with anger for the disappointment of hla hopes, but with the open defiance of his surviving on for th last bitter drop In his eup. He had no longer any fear of him. Th paper which Joha had signed to hastily had been sufficient to enable Gregory Glendonwyn to procur th turn requisite for hla Immedi ate need and to cover Rupert' defalca tion!. It did not matter to him that John waa left absolutely penniless. Indeed that rather added th bitter stimulant ot mer ited punishment to hi paternal mediia 1 Ueaa, hit heart could hav brought him even to contlder it. CHAPTER XXXIII. The Snarl of the Gavy Wolf. These amiable thoughtt with regard to bit ton caused Gregory Olendonwyn to make up hit mind to pay a visit of some Importance to the story one to which he himself looked forward with no great an ticipations of pleasure. Indeed ao little did he desire to make It tor Its own sake that be opened his mind that night to a certain Mr. Christopher Ingalls (of Sharp, Smart St Ingalla. W. S., of Edinburgh), who wat staying with him at the castle. Mr. Ingalls bad recently made himself exceedingly use ful to Mr. Glendonwyn in fact ever since Mr. McCrosty had declined to have any. thing to do with Gregory's Irregular and unlawful intromissions with his younger son's maternal inheritance. He It was who obtained and served th Interdict shutting the quarry to the newly- formed Free Presbyterian congregation and driven them triumphantly forth to worship on the roadside, where next Sabbath be In tended to have half a doten county officer on hand with instructions to keep them moving. Mr. Ingalla had alao gained much favor with hit principal by discovering a flaw In the deed by which Mr. Glendonwyn had handed over the cottage and garden to Babby Lockhart. At least th litigation (and Mr. Glendonwyn meant to carry It to the bitter end, to tha House of Lords If neoessary) would take several years, and he anticipated mor money than a strug gling country congregation could afford to spend on the matter. It was an Interview he had with Dun can Grlerson, however, which finally de cided him to proceed to extremities with hla son and to take th desperate resolu tlon which he wat now, In company with Mr. Ingalls, about to put Into execution Duncan had come up on tbe Sabbath morning after breakfast and requested on bis own behalf and on th part of a certain number of the upper servants of the House of Gower an Interview with their master. "What Is It Grlerson?" Mr. Glendonwyn cried, looking up testily. "This Is Sunday and I have much on my mind today." It waa tbe morning of th tervlce la th Old Quarry Hoi. "So faav we, tlr, to hav we!" aald Grlerson, and without further preliminary he opened the door and ushered In Banner' man, the head gardener; Cuthbertson, the forester; Mrs. Mair, the housekeeper, and two of the upper house servanta to th presence of the master of Caatle Oower. "This ts most unseemly and untlmeous," said Gregory Glendonwyn. "But apeak out. Let me hear what you hav to aay! Hav you any complaints to make?" "Sir," aald Duncan Orleraon, "being th oldest servant In th caatl as well aa oa th estate, I am aaked to apeak for those others who ar her. Sir, w hav had our disputing In public, our searching of heart In private, with regard to matter of religion, and we have come te aak your permission to attend th aervlce of th Fre Presbyterian Kirk of Scotland la thla parish upon tuch daya aa w hav had heretofore our ordinary liberty of attend ance upon ordinance. W do not think It Is a matter which ought to come betweei master and servant, but we hav been long with you serving you. as far aa In ut lias, faithfully, and wa would not do anything secret or (aa It were) underhand with you!" Dumb-atrlokea a at Gregory Olendonwyn. The rebellion bad com vary near hi throne. For a moment he could not an ewer because of the furious aagar which swelled In hit breast. Then the tempest broke forth la tts full frcniy. That day and hour they should leave hla dwelling. Tbey had been suborned by his son, on who rejoioed la stirring up ttrtte, who tet the most sacred obligation at Aefla&c, caring for svuUU&g except gig own vain glory. He, Gregory Olendonwyn, ould pay them their wage ana tny hould go. Then It wat that Duncan urterson owed himself before his master with th ceremony of an Oriental and after that promptly erected Dimwit and looked tne laird of Oower In tbe face with the spirit of a Scottish free man. No. Mr. Olendonwyn," be tald. not Ilk strsnger dogs will we be driven from the doors we hve entered o long. W are all good tervantt with our charactera to look to and three men have wive and families, which I thank God I have not. We will terv you faithfully to th limits of our notices I myself for a month and the others for atx montbt, according to their agreement!. During that time we will abstain from any declaration of our sentiments and from attendance on ordi nance according to th way that our con sciences approve" Your conscience, Grlerson," sneered his master, "of a truth It must have been growing In tenderness during these lsst day!" The old man bowed hla head. "I thank God I have tried to make amends tor tome of the 111 I have done," he tald. "You have a right to cast that up to me, air. But at least my future shall not copy my paat. I hav learned ao much from Mr. John " "Silence!" shouted Mr. Glendonwyn, "If you nam that name In this house I will knock you down aye, If you could claim 100 years' service Instead of fifty. And at for the rest of you I will deal with you tomorrow morning that la, I and Mr. In galls. You shall have liberty all the llb- rty you like to exercise your religious du- tiea according to your consciences, but If I get my way you ahall have some way to travel In order to do It. You can go." All which things and many otbers, slight but Infinitely galling to a pround and ar bitrary man, worked like fire In the vein of Gregory Glendonwyn. He would once for all make an end of his ton. As a meant to an end he set out with his new friend and man of business, Mr. Christo pher Ingalls, to call upon David Olenden nlng and his daughters. Little was said by tbe way. Mr. Glen donwyn waa full of his Intention, and as for Mr. Ingalls, hs wat engaged In estimating what this new connection would be worth to bit firm enough, he thought, being a pushing man, to buy out Sharp and Smart, who were both oldish men and would be content to retire to one of these estates of a few thousand country acres each, of which there were to many Just now In the market and especially In the hands of tuch clever practitioners at Messrs. Sharp, Smart and Ingalls, Writers to the Signet. 60 in the 'clear, sifted a light of a June forenoon when the clouds were like a semi globe of ground glass, these two gentlemen walked into the blue double leaf of David Olendennlng't door and the taller of them knocked firmly and determinedly thereon with the knob of his cane. It had a gold knob and wat fully aa well known in the parish as the owner himself. The Flower Cot was gay and brilliant as ever with geraniums and sllpperwort of strange, uncanny shapea, speckled and ring- streaked like tropic fruits. The air was delicate with lilac, white and purple, and Fairlle'a white roset clambered over all. "A tweet place," tald the lawyer, looking about him. "Yours of course, Mr. Glendonwyn?" But the master of Oower Castle did not reply to the Ill-omened query. He wat looking rather anxiously about. He knocked tha second time without receiving an answer. Did the Glendennings mead to deny themselves to him? Or, worst of all for his present purpose, had -they carried hit own former directions and gone away? But no at the third application of the gold knob to the blistered panel there came forth from a low door, variously atreaked In blue and orange and acarlet, a tall man with gray locka of hair about hla face, which eacaped, oddly enough, from underneath tbe flat paper cap he wore, and the atrangett eyea, looking out from undnr thaggy browt, which were In their turn subject to ths strangest twltchlngs. This gaunt figure, hollow of cheek and fiery of ye, moved quickly along till the bony arms and multi-scarred handa, tbe shoulder slightly stooped and the threatening mili tant countenance were interposed between Gregory Glendonwyn and the creeper-bung door of the Flower Cot at wblch he had been knocking. "You are Mr. David Olendennlng?" said Gregory Glendonwyn, lifting his bat po litely. 'I am!" replied th threatening figure with grim brevity, without returning the salutation. "Then, Mr. Olendennlng." tald hit vie Itor. nowlae abashed, "I am come to hav an Important Interview with you" "I dcalre none!" quoth David, with a nap of determined Jaw, like the Oray Wolf, after which he waa named, when h grips a thigh bone. "I trust I shall be able to aatlsfy you that what I ask te for your good," eeld Mr. Glendonwyn, "and I may add, for tht benefit of those belonging to you." "I ken of no posalble benefit that I or mine could be glad to rereHve from you or youre, Gregory Glendonwyn," answered the Joiner of Ftoatcroft. "save that ye thould gang oot through that yett and never tet toot on my doorstep again." "But," persisted Mr. Glendonwyn, suavely, "It Is matter which concerns not only you, but your children and children's' children Indeed all who come after you!" A tudden access of fury telied the old man. He lifted a small vlciou-bedtd American ax which waa ttandlng by th tide ot the wall. "Oln y do not tell m by what right ye speak of my children's children," he shouted, "by the Lord that Is on high, I will cleave you to the breats-bane!" Singularly devoid of courtesy was this grim Old Orey Wolf. "Concerning that I can satisfy you to the full," said Gregory Glendonwyn, who, on his part, certainly did not lack hla share of the family courage, for he never blanched at the near gleam of that threat ening edge or at tbe swelling muscles of that mighty arm. "Permit me to speak with you apart for half an hour only. This Is ray legal adviser, Mr. Christopher In galls of Edinburgh. He will tell you that the matter Is both urgent and private." "I have nothing that needs to be held private with you or with any of your race," aid David, "nor shall ye enter my hoose while there ts breath o life in my body. But yonder Is the woodshed tf ye choos to pass in, I will not prevent ye." "I thank you," said Gregory, gravely, going on before. Mr. Chrletopber Ingalla, whose apprenticeship to the law had not included precedents for dealing with Inter dicts In th shape of American axe, fol lowed him, not a little bewildered. "Now, speak your mind, and be brief," quoth David. And standing thus, the ax handle still In his hand the head gleaming up from a great block of chipped and dinted hardwood, the Old Gray Wolf looked the very type of an executioner waiting to do his office. "Sir," tald the Laird of Oower. whom no display of force could either daunt or de flect from his purpose, "I have come to In vite my late son's wife and his infant son to take their due positions In my bouse, and to be acknowledged before all men sa their position befits, and as I am willing and anxious to receive them." For a moment David Olendennlng stood, as It had been, stricken dumb with the sur prise of the words. He had been ready to resent insult, and now, so far as his house' enemy knew how to do it, honor wat don to him and hit. It was tome time before the old Orey Wolf spoke. He stood like a status carved In yellow Ivory, all, that la, sava the great bushy gray eyebrows, wblch kept working strangely, like mercury "pumping" before a storm. And still Gregory Glendonwyn was not warned, though (a It were) all the four storm-cones were being hoisted at once. Then suddenly It came. Tbe old carpenter of Boatcroft extended hi arm Ilk torn gaunt semaphore. "Go," he cried, "there lies your way! Marriage, I ken naught of any marriage. I ken o' no daughter of mine that it a wife to a son of yours. If I did I would brain them and their offspring with thla ax. I will have no dealings with you or yours. Go while by God't grace I can restrain myself-go!" "Sir," said Gregory Glendonwyn, "this ts not a matter for anger or dispute. It Is a matter of right and Justice. Your daugh ter Catherine la my late aon't wife. That they were married admit of no doubt, though once, I own, I doubted It. I have the names of tbe witnesses. 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