Her Mother's Secret
With this object in view, he encouraged the affection that soon began to show itself between the boy and girl who were being brought up and educated in his home together.
He even sought to lead them to believe that they were destined for each other.
It is true that such a plan very seldom succeeds, perhaps not more than once in a hundred times, since the boy and girl so trained will, through the very perversity of human nature, if from no other cause, fall in love with any other boy or girl whom he or she may happen to meet, rather than with each other.
But in the case of these two young ones, Leonidas and Odalite, the plan succeeded to perfection.
The two children were attracted to each other, grew very fond of each other, became inseparable companions--seemed to h