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my pretty pet? - And she says you love her, so I suppose you had better
marry her. Humphrey won't mind; will you, Humphrey? You be an old
bachelor, and don't be plagued with daughters. But I forget the
fellow's name; what's his name, Humphrey?"

"Tiverton," says Humphrey.

"Of course," says the Duke. "Knew your father, young man; thin man
with a bald head and no chin; used to stutter when he got excited.
Knew your grandfather too. Of course I knew your grandfather, he, he,
he! Was at Eton with him. Great man, your grandfather; writ a
pamphlet or something. Dirty little varlet at Eton; had red hair.
What is the amount of your debts, young man? I suppose I must pay 'em,
though why I don't know. But we'll go into it to-morrow, young
Tiverton. I must go to bed. Give me your shoulder, Humphrey."

Here is the end of my prosaic history. The Duke's credit and
influence, and Mr. Waring's testimony averted those calamities that had
been such a nightmare to us. We also had the banns cried; and were
married all over again by Parson Scriven, lest any irregularities in
regard to the union of Jane Smith and John Jones, or Jane Jones and
John Smith, should recoil on their heirs. Mr. Waring lives on his
property in Ireland, troubles Saint James's little, and Devonshire
less. Mr. Sadler, as I have said, came to be hanged. No man of the
world was more courteous and polite than he; no man was more genial;
yet I should be the last to deny that his fate was richly merited.
Even in the very moment of our reconciliation on that eventful night,
he stole away. A pair of cameos of great price went with him, I grieve
to say. It may, of course, have been his boast that he too was a lover
of the beautiful.




THE END




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