I, love? it is your fancy. The tempest, maybe, has bewildered me with its noise:" and General Montgomery made an effort as he spoke, to raise himself from the chair, Christian Louboutin Sandals and, turning to the servants, inquired if much damage had been done during the storm. They answered in the affirmative, that one of the gables of the house had been much injured, and a stack of chimneys near it thrown down.?" Is any one hurt ?" asked the General eagerly.?" No," was the reply.?" Then that was the crash that stunned us??flirtation.??so, Pennington?' he added, appealing to the Colonel.?" Yes" was Colonel Pennington's answer; " I wish it had been the only one we had heard tonight."?General Montgomery took no notice of what was said, and continued his inquiriies: " Are any of the trees injured ?"?" Yes, Sir: the gardener has come in, and says many have had large branches torn off by the wind; Christian Louboutin Flats and the great Methuselah is shivered to the roots by the lightning, and lies its length on the lawn."?" What! my favourite cedar, say you ? Then has the storm beat upon my house, indeed!" and General Montgomery seemed to relapse again into a train of deep and painful reflection.?" It was a fearful storm," said Lady Emily, endeavouring to draw her uncle's attention. He looked up to her; but an expression of agony sat on his countenance, to which words would fail to give interpretation, and which made Lady Emily start back in increased alarm; when, placing herself on her knees at his side, she continued to hold?jjjpogle??flirtation.?his hand in speechless anxiety. Colonel Pennington felt in his inmost being all that passed, and both were preparing to speak,Christian Louboutin Boots when General Montgomery said in a faint voice?" Dismiss these servants. Emily, dearest and best, retire. I have some business with Colonel Pennington, and do not think I shall have any whist tonight: make my apologies, and goodnight, sweet love ! Bless thee," he added, kissing her forehead; and Lady Emily, impressed with a sense of awe for which she could not account, returned this farewell of affection, and departed.?Again left alone with General Montgomery, Christian Louboutin Wedges Colonel Pennington looked for some explanation of the mysterious visit of the Mask; but his anxiety rendered him impatient of even the short pause that followed Lady Emily leaving the room. .