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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (June 25, 1898)
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THE F OWER'S MESSAGE
It waa spring. The soft, caressing air
ceased the early blossoms to peep shyly
forth from their protecting coven of
grass, upon the expectant 'world. Hid
dea beaaath a clacter of trees grew a
large bed of lilks-of-the-valky. Grim
Ira hid it from the roadside, and do
ether liliee were aa early as these. Soon
the thick canopy of leaves overhead
weald abed twilight shadows upon the
lowers, aad the little plants must, per.
force, rest in dreamy greenery through
out the long summer, until buried geat
ly for the winter's sleep beneath a light
ttiag cover of golden and red. Now
the bright sanlight called the delicate,
waxes sprays to open quickly, e'er the
leave aafolded and the gloomy shadows
fell. Oae by one they peeped forth at
the bub's tender kiss, but were discover
ed sad plucked by two girls.
Aa impatient young fellow was rest
lessly moving about the room. "You
are the meanest girls I ever saw," he
said, "to refuse me a few sprays of lily-of-the
valley. Where k that flower bed
anyway?" "But Tom,' said his cousin,
"I don't wish you to pick them. The
bed belongs to Misr Brown and she k
saving the flowers for me to wear at
Mabel's party on Friday. I am sure no
oae else will be able to get them this
early." "All right," he answered, "but
yea will be sorry for this." With the
awiagiag stride of youth aad the un
woated energy begottoa of indignation,
he strode away. A fancied afront to Tom
asaally brought a speedy and sure pun
ishmeat; bHt Lhcj had never before in
curred hk wrath. She laughed and
said, "He wasted to give oar blossome
to Miss Jones-thatkhk latest flirta
tioa. Bat suppose she saved them for
the party. We sarely don't wish to
wear the same flower."
Tom returned to supper friendly and
cheerful (the latter an ominous sign) and
with ao liagsriBg traces of anger. AU
through the eveaiag he chatted gayly
aad aatarally. When parting for the
Bight he weat half way ap the stairway
whistling, then slowly retraced hk steps
ia the sitting room where Lucy sat alone
by the table reading. HesitatiBg a lit
tie, he asked, "Lacy, do liliee-of-the-val-lay
keep fresh for long?" Without
gtaaciag from her book she said, "Yes."
-How loaj?" "O.'a week or ao." "I
feaad that lower bed and gave some to
MkeJeeee." Still she did sot look up,
bat said, "I supposed ao." He costin
aad, more hesitatingly. "If she saves
to wear Friday, shall you be wil-
te aaw them toe!" Thk time she
I calmly at him, "So, I shall not
hem," she aaid. aad returned once
BMT3 to her book. Slowly he walked
away, bat passed at the door. "Lucy!"
-TeaT" "Mks Jeaes aaid she would
-thecate the party."
I Tom brought
atalgaTtotohMceaaia, which she pat
ha water. Privately she provided her-
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seriate the ear-
that her flowers were
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felt the gleam of a single spray of the
lilies caught in hk scarf pin. Sometimes
flowers speak in riddles, or with the mys
tic accents of Oriental tongues, but the
silent speech of tfaeee rosea and lilies
was simple and plain. Conversation
was left to the flowers. The roses said,
"I am offended," but the lilies murmur
ed unresponsively, "She awaits me."
And she did. Seated in the corner of
the drawing room, with the delicate
white sprays pinned to her bodice, sat
Mks Jones, charmingly pretty and with
the girlish eagerness of conquest in her
eyes, expecting the knight who had
promised to wear her flower.
The evening passed and he came net
near her. Once, in passing, he shook
hands that was all. Her vexation and
disappointment were hard to conceal.
She could have trampled her flowers
under foot, but instead she smiled.
At midnight the carriages circled
slowly about the oval graasplot, and one
by one passed through the iron gates
out upon the highway.
As Lucy and her cousin drove away
in their turn, a small object was thrown
from the carriage in front. Only the
lights from the windows and the
gleaming rays from the great lamps over
the doorway illuminated the darkness.
One stray ray touched the little for
lorn object on the drive. It was a clus
ter of lilies-of-the-valley.
Annie L. Miller.
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