"He is probably living within our reach, never suspecting that justice is about to overtake him," asserted Louise. "
"We'll find out," returned Louise. "
"You have just arrived, we hear," remarked Louise.
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For his part, young Weldon sincerely loved Louise, and had never wavered from his firm devotion during all the past months of misunderstanding.
As soon as you are able to get about, and the Chateau de Montalais lacks a guest, I will leave Louise to take care of madame ma mere for a few days while I journey to Paris--" "Alone?"
inquired Louise, curiously.
"No; it wasn't worth while," declared Louise, complacently. "
Arthur sat at a near-by desk writing a letter; Uncle John glanced over the morning paper; Inez, the Mexican nurse, brought baby to Louise for a kiss before it went for a ride in its perambulator.
"Captain Wegg thought it was," answered Louise, quickly seizing this opening. "
pleaded Louise. "
Oscar had been sent to the station to meet Louise Merrick, and drive her to Elmhurst; but this strange freak on the part of her guest set the old woman thinking what her object could be.
laughed Louise, who had finished her work and now sat her aunt's feet. "
Beth went out to find Louise, and discovered her standing near the stables, where a boy was rubbing down the sides of a sorrel mare with wisps of straw.
You have driven Louise to her death!"
"In the first place," said he, "what object could the man have in carrying off Louise?"
Standing close he whispered "Louise!"
"Also Beth, still more distressful," added Patsy; and then they told Louise and Arthur about the picture.
Stiffly she marched back to her own booth, and the crowd quietly dispersed, leaving only Arthur, Uncle John and the Major standing to support Louise and her astonished cousins.
The frankly related story of Ethel had supplied Louise with the motive for the crime, for that a crime had been committed she was now doubly sure.
In their rambles the girls found Kenneth's own stair, and were sitting upon it when Phibbs came to summon Louise to attend upon Aunt Jane.
"Arthur," suggested Louise.
It was appropriate to his mood that on the second floor some one with a golden Italian voice should be singing "Louise."
shouted Louise and Frances, who were in the lead.
"Father," Mrs. Morton said to Mr. Emerson, as the young people chattered over Stanley's discoveries, "I think I'd better send a telegram to Louise and ask her what her husband's parents' names were.
I have come here to-day to save Louise from your wiles and carry her back to her friends.
They had come to rescue Louise, whom they imagined confined in a lonely deserted villa with no companion other than the woman who guarded her.
"So do I," rejoined Louise with a laugh, "for it removes a rival from my path.
In 1810 Bonaparte received Marie-Louise here; in 1821, the baptism of the Duke of Bordeaux was celebrated here; in 1825 fetes were given to the Duc d'Angouleme on his return from Spain, and to Charles X., arriving from Rheims.
queried Louise, evidently amused.
protested Louise. "
"There won't be so many fall by the wayside if there is a waiting list," prophesied her Aunt Louise who had come over to the edge of the ground to see how popular the new scheme proved to be. "
An extensive course of light literature, not void of "detective stories," had at this moment primed Louise with its influence to the extent of inducing her to scent a mystery in the history of Captain Wegg.
"He won't propose to you, Daddy dear," returned Patsy, mischievously; "he prefers Louise."
She told herself she would rather die than permit Louise to suffer through her connivance with her reckless, unprincipled cousin.
Libbie paid Louise the money she had borrowed of her and gave Betty the amount she owed her, most of which was Bob's.
"I--I'm completely exhausted," murmured Louise, drooping her head wearily.
"That's nothing--I'm to row Dora Estabrooke twice around the lake," mourned Louise. "
On a couch opposite lay Louise, covered by a heavy shawl.
Inez, a handsome, dark-eyed girl, relinquished her burden cheerfully to the two adoring "aunties," while Uncle John kissed Louise and warmly shook the hand of her youthful husband.
If I can send you another brush, my little friend, you must imagine neat little Louise, Annie and Mary, gentle Luca and handsome Donna, sending their best love and kind wishes, and inviting you to come some summer's day, to see them eat their dinner, and run about with them in the green meadows.
It's probable he meant to follow Louise, and induce her by fair means or foul to marry him.
Contempt for herself and contempt for her cousin mingled with well-defined fears for her cherished reputation, and so it was that Miss Von Taer had almost decided to telephone Madame Cerise and order her to escort Louise Merrick to her own home when Beth's card came up with a curt demand for a personal interview.
He took care not to enlighten Louise, and the incident was soon forgotten by her.