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Hon c'..|),j ffe?. ; t t. “Yes, I will lopk as charming as pos. ribto; I will astonish that Highlander, and, if possible, make him understand that he can find a more fitting mate than my flitted* - She called her maid, and made hor unfold dress after dress baton* her, but what to wear,*’ she tutuaniyed at “Will you allow me to suggest, ma’am V ashed the maid h- <*, eT 7 “Yes, Mary, what do you Wish to my ?” UThat gat net-colored velvet, ma’am, have never worn ft yet, and it has been in the house aWeekJN “Oh! I had forgotten *; bring#, Menr." The dress was brought, and ’Genie de* dared herself Ami well she might bis The wide sleeves were lined With white satin, in i diamond button* gleamed on the waist < Falls of riebbee fell over the bosom, and never did ’Genie look handsomer than in that robe. | The gentlemen had ju*»t entered tbo drawing room, and &wte watobed ’Genia With an amused smife. Suddenly, inn lip curled, and the turned to With a gesture of contempt: “There be is [’* ? f ,<* . y ■■.*** &*,. • •, " Yes, there he is ! ’but which uue do > • .i# i V giMJ*. * “Oh! why do you ask? coward and poltroon h written on kin brow; there ho if, tabling >buW; j\i*t listen! ugh ! what an accent! Turn your eyee away from him, Bogie, and it you want to fca*t them, look tlwe, to your right!’» I' Begie looked, t«* *tTu .* | n *•« right,'lfilMa; that la indeed ts feaat tor what a pietttre; die tn«»t auperhly kaudeutuo main 1 erer now In * * * h* f > “Buperbt just the word i would have applied to him; who is he, Kegie P “Because she loved another,” answered ‘"and can never consent to give her hand without her heart/’ “And she also refused the Master of Stair,” pursued ’Genie, indignantly. “My dear 'Genie, you arc very wrong to thus encourage v6ur dislike* towards Amy’s betrothed; you cannot feel more deeply than Ido my brother’s sorrow; and yet, I feel no anger towards John Mac Donald.” Reginald spoke a little sternly, fi>r he folt that Kugt nia was unjust. / ” “Well, I will have an opportunity or seeing him to-day, and I will try to sus pend ray judgment until then. 'But what is tfcejise? I know he is an awkwardcrca* “ Very likely,” answered Regie; “hut he may, boa very good man, notwith standing. You will not bee him until thia evening, ‘Genie, and as there will be several strangers here, I want you to point out to me the one you take to be ?TH do itr said Geuie; “and my dia mond ring to a pearl necklace I guess right the first time!” ? ; “Donel’ K said Regie, laughing; “there will be only three stranger* here, the Duke of Argyle, the Karl of Breadalbane, and the Chief of Glencoe; we will fee if Ton cues* right ” 4a fluently; **f could never mistake tho Duke of Argyle, or the lordly Breadalbane, for an uneducated I highlander ” ? “Bat you forget, ’Genie, that both Ar ii&V.flgg GA3&3 base and Glencoe, onlv that one is a {Campbell, the other t Mae Donald.” “And one has Hved in the city all bis life; the other in the mountains,” answer ed ’Genie vt: IV; i 1 \onZ**€Kt* .a / A- *•' V-v,:V, /■• •■£ “Oh, well. let it |as«,” tebiied Regie; “I see yon are determined not to like Mae Donald, so I will my no more. Go to your room, Genie, and be ante you look, more beautiful than ever this evening.’ 1 f Reginald was only jesting, hut ’Genie went to her room and thus she spoke to herselfr r-s* >V^sTl?s4 AUGUSTA, GA, DECEMBER 5, 1868. Days passed. ’Duke sfbwfy recnyM his strength, and the devotion shown him by John could not have been exceeded by the love of the kindest brother; how they dung to each other, the one strong requited tore, the other in hie beau- Atid, as the dflys passed mi, Iho bid ding day came and went; Amy Was the wife of Mac Donald of Gfcncoe, and Wes preparing to go driffi her husbiiud, back to the wild‘glens atid mountains. Aire W.MWter. brightly, enthusiastically happy, mHy one spot marred tlie briMjt ness of Iwr joy. ’Duke was suffering; bw as lie might to hide It, he could hot altogether*, ' -*«,s« •-:*r: -vfT And m the days came and went agate, add Amy hud left all the friends of her girlhood behind her, to take tmidkr loves and hopes, e and, maybe, * ea*m. Mast tender was the yeuat gtait towards hie wee wife; and aa they journeyed over the bleak mountains, he folded herb) hfe etiwag arms, and tewed that bis bosom should ever be her resting 1 place. With what joyful etea do the young look into the ftitnre! They see in every free a friend; bat tide fair young couple had ono deadly enemy, though they knew it not and that ooadwae Bir John lia]. rymple, tlm Master of Blair. id§ fik itf*»dcS» *• .ltl| hoHiid j<9 tiUmw- i wa?* • The people of the Highland*] warn u Wild, warlike, race; and, ab«rtnai byWlhjr. determined resistance, tb& Ueremmeot had, at laat, det4*rmined, in spite es the violent opposition of Bir John Dalrym. I VJ “I am not certain,lrat I think it is the Earl of Breadalbane: see, Ortnand is bringing him this way; he is going to present him to yon. Don’t admire him too ranch, ’Genic, or I might become jealous.” “You arc too handsome yourself td be jealous of any other handsome man.” feid ’Genic, softly; “hut you must allow me to admire this magnificent man, for I am sure i will ratter see another like him V* j; Ormand was sa near that Regie could not reply. “My dear sister,” said Ormand; *Met me present to you a dear friend of mine, one who will soon, jf hope, be bound to us by a.still dearer tiV -John Mac Donald, of Glencoe.” ,’Genie could not speak: she gazed npon the man who bowed with graceful ease before her, in perfect amazement, and could scarcely summon up sufficient presence of mind to return his courteous salutation. Reginald frankly offered his hand, which was is frankly received. “Who; then, is that insignificant pdtv son yonder V she asked, in a low voice of Ormand. T r l “Insignificant! why, ’Genie, that is the Duke of Argvle, Did you take him for Mac Donald r “I certainly did: but now that I have wen the Tstof bf tJlenche, tno longer wonder at Amy’3 partiality! His hair lodes like woven sunlight, and his eyes are as bine as the sky.** * " [ , [ “Give me my ring, ’Genie!” whisper ed Reginald.. , “1 won’t flir; I believe you knew it all along! ” . i“I declare I didn’t,” said Kegto; “but [ wilt let yon off this time. I am sure I did not expect U see such a fine looking man If l were a woman I would certainty hill in love with him!” John was speaking in a low Ormand; Duke was not fu the room; be was still very far from well, and had sent a message to Ormand, requesting him to bring John Mac Donald to his room. Ormand repeated the message to John, who willingly aceedea to his rernieqi. For two hours, John ret atone With e; wlwit passed between them, wc cannot tell, but when, at length, Mac IW aid closed the door behind him, hi# face was very pale, and Ms eyes were shining in a moisture that looked strangely Hke a tear. - " ■ ■**■* ‘. pie, to lay out a large suin of money in pacifying tho refractory Chief*. 1 rnfor tunately the person chosen to attend to this matter was John Catnpboll, Earl of Breadalbane, the heriditary enemy of the most powerful Highland Chiefs. Conse quently, when he invited them to meet at his house, in Glenochy, though they came, it was with lowering brows and distrustful hearts. Nor were they doing their enemy injustice ; he had lost Batten of bis property* and now thought of nothing but devising means to keep the money on trusted to him in Ids own bands Ihe Earl was seated at the end of a large hall, with ts numberof his retain ers around him. To the left; stood Sir Ewan Cameron, or, as he was commonly called, Lochiel. To tho right, the agrd Chief of Glencoe stood, ana with hint the heads of the various hranchcs of the Mac Donald s; other Chief* of note wete clus tered around, and, as if with common consent, watched the actions of the gab lant Lochiel, and the Venerable Mac lan. “Say, then, at once, what you propose to do,” Lochiel was saying to the Earl of Breadalbane. “1 have already made my proposition,” growled Breadalbanc; “But l have surely not understood you,*’ said I.ochiel; “do you propose that 1 should sell my people to you for a few paltry guineas ! D»#l understand you to say that you would satisfy my personal demands, if I would deliver toy followers into your hands V* “You understood rac well enough; it is useless nonsense to repeat my words,” said Breadalhane, in a harsh tone. “Hoot! man!” cried Glencoe; “ye maun know we’d na listen to sic a scheme!” “And your tine honor is not too nice to prevent your driving my cattle from my fields!” said Breadalhane, angrily. t “That >» no’ here nor there, ” respond ed Mac lan; a’ that’s done, was done in fair fceht. We < maunita tak’ you re terms, my laird.” “You may not take them, then!" shouti ed Breadalbanc; “fair fight or not, yoii stole my cattle, destroyed my crops, burned my houses, and 1 mean to be paid for it. Do you all understand that ?” “And who is to pay us for our ravaged fields, murdered men, and insulted wo* men?” asked Lochiel, th# J# nngra glittering in hu tve. I have offered to share with yon,” answered Breadalhane; “and yog slight* ed the offer.” “Your money cannot pay us for ons peopk..” answered Lochiel. “And if you* lordship has nothing else U» say, wo may as well return.” *.* - “To my thinking, we fafe eome on | fufe’s errand f» said *Mac Tan, turning away. “A fool can never go on any but a fool’s erram! ! 1 ’ said Braadalbaoc cod temptously; “and if it were not my own house I would make my men pitch you out of the window.* Tf^ "And your lonWiip should gjye *uoi“ in order, there are >kra« here who would force y.m to le^elwrwwT!" raid Lochiel, smti 4# Na, na,” said the more cautious Mae fan; “wc will na’ hurt Hos man in his tin bouse ” ■si s • *- o **s&! ”I*t him alone, you old coward cried Breadalhane, who seamed determined to provoke them to violence; “let himslono! » is enough for rue to put up with hw insolence, without your intSHbrtmoo, yon thieving old vagabond!” Ineteatly, ndossen eworda flashed in tpe air, and bloo<i would have been shed, Itad not«look from JLochiei cheeked them. J “bo you not eee dial he hi wishing us h> strike the first hW, “twwgw af thiaemn * he Msans treaidi ery, my wen. F«dlaW mnr e Humming hie own bread twohandle hWe *u iH sheath, Loehtal kft the Mi, 3|ah ilmlean»ug on his arm, and closely fblhMred hf lhkir adherents. Not until they were milea away from Glenorchy did Lochiel relax his vigilance. He feared, or r.ukor suspected, that Breadalbane’* followers had prepared an ambuscade for them, and his eagle eye glanced warily around, until lie knew that they were among their own people. The Government had been apprehen sive that Breadalbane might not succeed, and a proclamation was put forth urging the clans to submit themselves to King William, and offering a full pardon to every rebel who should, on or before, the thirty-first day of December, take the oath of allegiance tp nis Majesty, and, moreover, that all who held out after that time should be treated as traitors and enemies. The Master of Stair was the originator of this plan, for he well knew the pride of the Highlanders, and lipped that 80UH‘ of them, at least, might bold 09k “If any of them refused to take the oath it would most likely be the Mac Oonalds, »nd of all .the Mao Donald., Mac lan Md his sons were least likely to submit to foroe.” Tims, Sir John yet hoped to have a km that a fair maiden had preferred the Su- John Dalrvmolc. One after another, the gvc:U Chiefs took the oath within the prescribed Umc, and still the irate old Glencoe field himself aloof. At length, on the thirtj-first day of December, he went to Fort William accompanied by many of hi« principal vwsaii, Hua ADuouncea nnn>en rcauj to take tb*s oath. With man; ex(irossions pc^id^’adndalrtei^th^raUi* 1 ’ind^bat^f Shtriff of Inverarj, be set o«t ; old tuan tray fiiljHir •. b is tint jXedbj did | 1 J ... r 'a U nM jL sne voiDDwnwrs rener, to « leogtu «u- chap run Tin- tfttdr in »mKo*»r^”'»o«ww«J Wryio pie, and be left the toott. (JM what dark ''Mmm Anif will fed my vengeance now; her handsome huetthd will lose some of hi* beauty should a happen to fkll arruaa hie few.* The Ktng had just entered his closrt :No. 38.