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“May she ever imitate the holy women of former times, and may the Evil One
have no share in her actions.”
The nuptial blessing was droned monotonously in French by a stout
rubicund priest, who wore soiled and crumpled vestments.
The scene was strange and impressive.
Upon a tawdry altar, in a small bare chapel, two candles flickered
unsteadily. The gloomy place was utterly devoid of embellishment, with
damp-stained, white-washed walls, a stone floor, dirty and uneven, and
broken windows patched with paper.
Over the man and woman kneeling at the steps the priest outstretched his
hands, and pronounced the benediction.
When he had concluded a gabbled exhortation and premonishment, they
rose. The weary-eyed man regained his feet quickly, gazing a trifle sadly at
his companion, while the latter, with a scarcely perceptible sigh, got up
slowly, and affectionately embraced her newly-wedded husband.
As the bride placed her arms about her husband’s neck, he bent, and, lifting
her black veil slightly, gave her a fond, passionate caress.
Turning from the altar, the priest grasped their hands, wishing them health
and happiness. What bitter irony! what a canting pretence of humanity! As if
either could be obtained in New Caledonia, the malarial island to which the
French transport their criminals. The ill-timed sarcasm caused the
statuesque warders to grin, but a tear stood in the eye of more than one of
the bridegroom’s comrades in adversity, even though they were desperate
characters, hardened by crime
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