To Have and to Hold often proved a great deal harder in "Ye Olden Times" than today, and it was ever thus in that far away "Kingdom by the Sea," when rank and high title and how degree played such an important role in the affairs of the heart. Still, when little Dan Cupid once decided upon his victims all the powers of a king were of no avail against so crafty a little chap as he, and it was thus it fell about that a fair maiden of lofty birth and high degree gave her hand and heart into the keeping of a peasant lad of the hills. This match ill suited her father's royal pleasure, and it came to pass that this fair damsel left his stately mansion and was secretly wed to an old hermit of the hills in his mountain grotto, but ere the words of the marriage service had died away her father's hirelings came to tear her from her husband's arms. By the aid of the good priest, they succeeded in making their escape by way of a secret passage, and into the mountains the peasant lad took his ...
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