MRS. FRANCES E. W. HARPER
Prince of Cosman, stood on the thresh-;
old of manly life, having just received a rich inher-;
itance which had been left him by his father.
He was a magnificent-;looking creature-;-;the very
incarnation of manly strength and beauty. The
splendid poise of his limbs, the vigor and litheness of
his motions, the glorious light that flashed from his
splendid dark eyes, the bright joyous smiles that
occasionally wreathed his fresh young lips, and the
finely-;erect carriage of his head, were enough to im-;
press the beholder with the thought, "Here is an
athlete armed for a glorious strife!"
While Shalmanezer was thinking