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Knight of the Orders of St. Anne, St. Stanislaus, and St. Vladimir,
THOMAS B. SHAW,
VOLUME 11.-FIRST YEAR.
2705. e. 57.
PERMITTED TO BE PRINTED;
On condition of furnishing the necessary number of copies to the committee of Censorship.
St. Petersburg, June 15th, 1842.
(Continued from page 521.)
CHAPTER THE SIXTH.
Beyond all measure astonished by the strange occurrences which had passed with so much violence and rapidity, the locksmith gazed upon the shuddering figure in the chair like one half stupified , and would have gazed much longer, had not his tongue been loosened by compassion and humanity.
« You are ill, - said Gabriel. «Let me call some neighbour in.
« Not for the world, » she rejoined, motioning to him with her trembling hand, and still holding her face averted. «It is enough that you have been by, to see this. »
« Nay, more than enough-or less, » said Gabriel.
« Be it so," she returned. «As you like. Ask me no questions, I entreat you.»
« Neighbour, » said the locksmith, after a pause. « Is this fair, or reasonable, or just to yourself? Is it like you, who have known me so long and sought my advice in all matters
-like you, who from a girl have had a strong mind and a staunch heart ? ,