Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Mellichampe: A Legend of the Santee >> Chapter XXVIII: Tarleton in Time >> Page 248

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Novel (Romance) | Redfield | 1854
Transcription 248 MELLICHAMPE.
mane ; that tenderness and justice may both be found at his
hands. Go now to your dwelling. You have duties there;
and oblige me, if you please, by saying to your father that, if
agreeable to him, I will take dinner with him to-day."
He kissed hei´┐Ż hand as he was about to leave her, with a
grave, manly gallantry, that seemed to take the privilege as a
matter of course ; and she did not resist him. Murmuring her
acknowledgments, she hurried away to the dwelling, and was
soon out of sight. Tarleton stood for a few moments watching
her progress, with a painful sort of pleasure evident upon his
pale countenance, as if some .old and sacred memories, sud-
denly aroused. from a long slumber, were busy stirring at his
heart. ,-