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Loves of A. Fitz Clarence and Rosa Ethelton 429
globe, why need we care? Call it the 1st of April, dear."
" Then the 1st of April it shall be, with all my heart!"
" Oh, happiness! Name the hour, too, Rosannah."
" I like the morning, it is so blithe. Will eight in the morning do, Alonzo?"
w The loveliest hour in the day — since it will make you mine."
There was a feeble but frantic sound for some little time, as if wool-lipped, disembodied spirits were ex­changing kisses; then Rosannah said, "Excuse me just a moment, dear; I have an appointment, and am called to meet it."
The young girl sought a large parlor and took her place at a window which looked out upon a beautiful scene. To the left one could view the charming Nuuana Valley, fringed with its ruddy flush of tropical flowers and its plumed and graceful cocoa palms; its rising foot-hills clothed in the shining green of lemon, citron, and orange groves; its storied precipice beyond, where the first Kamehameha drove his defeated foes over to their destruction — a spot that had forgotten its grim history, no doubt, for now it was smiling, as almost always at noonday, under the glowing arches of a succession of rainbows. In front of the window one could see the quaint town, and here and there a pic­turesque group of dusky natives, enjoying the blister­ing weather; and far to the right lay the restless ocean, tossing its white mane in the sunshine.
Rosannah stood there, in her filmy white raiment, fanning her flushed and heated face, waiting. A Kanaka boy, clothed in a damaged blue necktie and part of a silk hat, thrust his head in at the door, and announced, " 'Frisco haole !"
" Show him in," said the girl, straightening herself