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remembered when and where I had
seen it, whether in my waking state or in vision, and as his hand stole down to
take it from the floor I set on the wand my strong foot. I can not tell by what
rapid process of thought and association I came to the belief that the
possession of a little piece of blunted steel would decide the conflict in favor
of the possessor, but the struggle now was concentred in the attainment of that
seemingly idle weapon. I was becoming breathless and exhausted, while Margrave
seemed every moment to gather up new force, when, collecting all my strength for
one final effort, I lifted him suddenly high in the air, and hurled him to the
farthest end of the cramped arena to which our contest was confined. He fell,
and with a force by which most men would have been stunned; but he recovered
himself with a quick rebound, and, as he stood facing me, there was something
grand as well as terrible in his aspect. His eyes literally flamed, as those of
a tiger's ; his rich hair, flung back from his knitted forehead, seemed to erect
itself as an angry mane; his lips, slightly parted, showed the glitter of his
set teeth ; his whole frame seemed larger in the tension of the muscles, and as
gradually relaxing his first defying and haughty attitude, he crouched as the
panther crouches for its deadly spring, I felt as if it were a wild beast whose
rush was coming upon me—wild beast, but still Man, the king of the animals,
fashioned forth from no mixture of humbler races by the slow revolutions of
time, but his royalty stamped on his form when the earth became fit for his
At that moment I snatched up the
wand, directed it toward him, and, advancing with a fearless stride, cried,
"Down to my feet, miserable
To my own amaze, the effect was
instantaneous. My terrible antagonist dropped to the floor as a dog drops at the
word of his master. The muscles of his frowning countenance relaxed, the glare
of his wrathful eyes grew dull and rayless; his limbs lay prostrate and
unnerved, his head resting against the wall, his arms limp and drooping by his
side. I approached him slowly and cautiously ; he seemed cast into a profound
" You are at my mercy now !" said
He moved his head as a sign of
"You hear and understand me ?
Speak!" His lips faintly muttered "Yes."
"I command you to answer truly
the questions I shall address to you."
"I must, while yet sensible of
the power that has passed to your hand."
"Is it by some occult magnetic
property in this wand that you have exercised so demoniac an influence over a
creature so pure as Lilian Ashleigh ?"
"By that wand and by other arts
which you could not comprehend."
"And for what infamous object
?—her seduction, her dishonor ?"
"No ! I sought in her the aid of
a gift which would cease did she cease to be pure. At first I but cast my
influence upon her that through her I might influence yourself. I needed your
help to discover a secret. Circumstances steeled your mind against me. I could
no longer hope that you would voluntarily lend yourself to my will. Meanwhile, I
had found in her the light of a loftier knowledge than that of your science;
through that knowledge, duly heeded and cultivated, I hoped to divine what I can
not of myself discover. Therefore I deepened over her mind the spells I
command—therefore I have drawn her hither as the loadstone draws the steel, and
therefore I would have borne her with me to the shores to which I was about this
night to sail. I had cast the inmates of the house, and all around it, into
slumber that none might witness her departure; had I not done so, I should have
summoned others to my aid, in spite of your threat."
"And would Lilian Ashleigh have
passively accompanied you, to her own irretrievable disgrace ?"
" She could not have helped it;
she would have been unconscious of her acts; she was, and is, in a trance ; nor,
had she gone with me, would she have waked from that state while she lived ;
that would not have been long."
"Wretch! and for what object of
unhallowed curiosity do you exert an influence which condemns its victim to the
"Not curiosity, but the instinct
of self-preservation. I count on no life beyond the grave. I would defy the
grave, and live on."
" And was it to learn, through
some ghostly agencies, the secret of renewing existence that you lured me by the
shadow of your own image on the night when we met last ?"
The voice of Margrave here became
very faint as he answered me, and his countenance began to exhibit the signs of
an exhaustion almost mortal.
"Be quick," he murmured, " or I
die. The fluid which emanates from that wand in the hand of one who envenoms the
fluid with his own hatred and rage will prove fatal to my life. Lower the wand
from my forehead ; low—low -lower still!"
" What was the nature of that
rite in which you constrained me to share?"
" I can not say. You are killing
me. Enough that you were saved from a great danger by the apparition of the
protecting image vouchsafed to your eye, otherwise you would—you would—Oh,
release me ! Away ! away !"
The foam gathered to his lips ;
his limbs became fearfully convulsed.
* " And yet, even if we entirely
omit the consideration of the soul, that immaterial and immortal principle which
is for a time united to his body, and view him only in his merely animal
character, man is still the most excellent of animals."—Dr. Kidd on the
Adaptation of External Nature to the Physical Condition of Man (Sect. iii. page
"One question more : Where is
Lilian at this moment ? Answer that question, and I depart."
He raised his head, made a
visible effort to rally his strength, and gasped out,
" Yonder. Pass through the open
space up the cliff beside a thorn-tree—you will find her there, where she halted
when the wand dropped from my hand. But—but—beware ! Ha ! you will serve me yet,
and through her! They said so that night, though you heard them not. THEY said
it !" Here his face became death-like; he pressed his hand on his heart, and
shrieked out, " Away—away ! or you are my murderer!"
I retired to the other end of the
room, turning the wand from him, and when I gained the door, looked back ; his
convulsions had ceased, but he seemed locked in a profound swoon. I left the
room—the house—paused by Waby ; he was still sleeping. " Awake !" I said, and
touched him with the wand. He started up at once, rubbed his eyes, began
stammering out excuses. I checked them, and bade him follow me. I took the way
up the open ground toward which Margrave had pointed the wand, and there,
motionless, beside a gnarled fantastic thorn-tree, stood Lilian. Her arms were
folded across her breast ; her face, seen by the moonlight, looked so innocent
and so infantine that I needed no other evidence to tell me how unconscious she
was of the peril to which her steps had been drawn. I took her gently by the
hand. "Come with me," I said, in a whisper ; and she obeyed me silently, and
with a placid smile.
Rough though the way, she seemed
unconscious of fatigue. I placed her arm in mine, but she did not lean on it. We
got back to the town. I obtained there an old chaise and a pair of horses. At
morning Lilian was under her mother's roof. About the noon of that day fever
seized her, she became rapidly worse, and, to all appearance, in imminent
danger. Delirium set in ; I watched beside her night and day, supported by an
inward conviction of her recovery, but tortured by the sight of her sufferings.
On the third day a change for the better became visible, her sleep was calm, her
Shortly afterward she woke, out
of danger. Her eyes fell at once on me, with all their old ineffable tender
"Oh, Allen, beloved, have I not
been very ill? But I am almost well now. Do not weep; I shall live for you—for
your sake." And she bent forward, drawing my hand from my streaming eyes, and
kissing me with a child's guileless kiss on my burning forehead.
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