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thing in my university days, yet I arrived at the tree with only a very few yards to spare. Throwing myself upon my knees, I commenced a feverish search, and presently - more by good fortune than any thing else my random fingers encountered a soft, silken bundle. When Lisbeth came up, flushed and panting, I held them in my hands. "Give them to me!" she cried. "I'm sorry - " "Please," she begged. "I'm very sorry - " "Mr. Brent." said Lisbeth, drawing her self up, "I'll trouble you for my - them." "Pardon me, Lisbeth," I answered, "but if I remember anything of the law of 'treasure-trove' one of these should go to the Crown, and one belongs to me. Lisbeth grew quite angry - one of her few bad traits. "You will give them up at once - immediately? "On the contrary," I said very gently, "seeing the Crown can have no use for one, I shall keep them both to dream over when the nights are long and lonely." Lisbeth actually stamped her foot at me, and I tucked "them" into my pocket. "How did you know they - they were here?" she inquired after a pause. "I was directed to a tree with 'stickie-out' branches," I answered. "Oh, that Imp!" she exclaimed, and stamped her foot again. "Do you know, I've grown quite attached to that nephew of mine already?" I said. "He's not a nephew of yours," cried Lisbeth quite hotly. "Not legally, perhaps; that is where you might be of such assistance to us Lisbeth. A boy with only an aunt here and there is unbalanced, so to speak; be requires the stronger influence of an uncle. Not," I continued hastily, "that I would depreciate aunts - by the way, he has but one, I believe?" Lisbeth nodded coldly. "Of course," I nodded; "and very lucky in that one - extremely 11

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