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A STRANGE WORLD

CHAPTER I.

'FAREWELL,' QUOTH SHE, ‘AND COME AGAIN

TO-MORROW.

The old housekeeper's eyes were dim as she finished her story of the heir of Penwyn.

• He was the best of all,' she said ; Mr. Balfour we saw very little of after he grew up, being the youngest to marry and leave home; Mr. James was a kind, easy-going young fellow enough ; but Mr. George was everybody's favourite, and there wasn't a dry eye among us when the Squire called us together after his illness, and told us how his son had died. “He died like a gentleman-upholding the honour of his Queen and his country, and the name of Penwyn,” said the master, without a tremble in his voice, though it was feebler than before the

VOL. II.

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