Margaret de Wynter, after becoming engaged to Count Upsel, a wealthy, elderly and scholarly gentleman, decided that life with him would he dull, and broke her engagement. At the instigation of his sister Helen, Margaret turned again to Mark Steinmark, a discarded suitor who had become the leader of the rebellious Republicans in Bruges in 1792. Mark, however, was so engrossed with the movement that he had no thought of marrying, and she renewed her engagement to Count Upsel.
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