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alarm vourself, my dear fellow. I can harily suppose even Phil Tirrett would have the ice to throw me over and me tor ('Brien ; but, if he should incuge in mich a caprice, I know my man, and am prepared with a substitute so efficient. that I rather hope your tidings may be true." Seeing that the Honorable William Looket incredulous. he continued, “If you re inclined to follow the hedging (odge yourself, I'm as willing as ever to back the Don acunst the field : how do the ouds stand ?"

Reassured, by this practical proof of his Lordship's sincerity, the Honorable William (who, in spite of his innate honorableness, was rather a “leg” than otherwise), hastily muttereit “ that he'd a very safe book is it stood, and that if the Don was all serene, he had no wish to alter it," and returned to read some advantage from the mformanon he had acquired.

Is How did I do that?” asked Lord Alfred, as they cantered oif. " Splendidly!” was the reply ; “ when all other trades tail vou, pou be able, with a little of my able tuition, to turn horse-chaunter and blackles” Lord Lifred shook his head, adding, “ Once let me get out of this affair sately, and if you find me doing anything in the horse line arun, write me down the veriest idiot that ever ran his head, open-eyed, against a brick wall."

five minutes brisk riding brought them to the gate at which Tirrett had entered on the morning after the Blackwall dinner-party. ts they did so, a horseman left the yard by a handrite at the opposite corner. Lord fred gized after him eagerly.

* Who is your mysterious friend 3" inquired Harry

- I can't be certain," was the reply, s but the figure, and the wry in which he sits his

of rings in the wall, Lord for from his pocket, and, appiviny a admitted Harry and himself. S theventer, and so engrossed was his ocenpation, that they had le . serve him before he was aware o sence. Fully equupped with 31: his coat) for appearing on the con was stooping over a pail of wil nose, trom which the blood wils dropping Coverdale glanceti :: Lord Lifret, then whisperett, - I want to see his face."

“Why, Joe, what is it? have : self, my lad?" he inquireit, me

Raising himself, with a scars round. Vo, my lorti, it is nify: honly, has I wos 1 rech. the Don's saddle, bit slippet hon my blessed nose, hand a howulacious!”

"Did you obtain that renniks from Tirrett 22 inquured L receiving a reply in the affir. tined, " Then let me bave : with him in private-I think

seri, but one never can of these tellows, except in 2..

Lord Alfred nodded assem some plausible excuse, left the sea

s soon as they were alone, Ha the room with an intelligens h wink, which, however ineffeetimal proved in the case of a blind bor a decided impression on the sun

“ Hark ye, my friend," he strikes me you and I are olul ac

"Can't say as I ever mennes heves on your honor afore. though something in the e man's face contradicted his esse

"Did you never live with a a Spanish nobleman 3*

The man paused them tome, And suppose

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