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When the funeral was over and the somber guests had departed, Trafford shut himself up in the library and remained there alone till far into the night. There was a mass of papers on the table before himfor with his dukedom his new responsibilities had commenced and were clamoring for attentionbut he looked at none of them. He could not even think of his dead father. Esmeralda, Esmeraldait was all Esmeralda!
She dressed Esmeralda, and stepped back, as usual, to admire the effect.Now, what was he to do? Well, there was only one thing to doto keep the promise he had made her. She had behaved nobly. If she had left him, and gone back to that place in Australia, he could scarcely have blamed her. She had sacrificed herself, had condemned herself to living in the same house with him, to avoid a scandal; he must do what he could to make her life at least endurable.
Are you hurt? he asked, anxiously.
She was absent-minded this morning, and paid little or no attention; but Trafford heard, and kept his eye on the horse.It is fortunate that it is not the fashion to throw brickbats after the newly married, he said.
"Yes," said their captain, "but they are chaps--like Charlie--whose hearts won't keep unless they're salted down and barrelled, and I give the advice not in the sweethearts' interest but--"He was tall and dark, with a slight mustache, and very dark eyesa very handsome man. He was civil enough, and thanked me all he knew. I think he was a bit ashamed of her.