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If I now complied with the proposition made to me, I must act against my own principle. But such a principle becomes a tyrant if it cannot be superseded on a just occasion. If the reason be 鈥渢anti,鈥?the principle should for the occasion be put in abeyance. I sat as judge, and decreed that the present reason was 鈥渢anti.鈥?On this my first attempt at a serial story, I thought it fit to break my own rule. I can say, however, that I have never broken it since. Yes, it is home, love, our home for a little while鈥攖he home that can carry us to the other end of the world, if you will. The Miss Guests saw an alleviation to the sorrow of witnessing a folly in their Rector; at least their brother would be safe; and their knowledge of Stephen鈥檚 tenacity was a constant ground of alarm to them, lest he should come back and marry Maggie. 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