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A Romantic Incident

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A Romantic Incident. The Paris correspondent of the New York Courier des Etas Unis in describing a recent fete in Paris, tells the following story: At one of the last soirees given by the minister of Foreign affairs,the concourse was very great of the ladies of the diplomatic corps, when Ibrahim Pacha was announced. His Egyptian highness passed smiling along the front of the charming line, when having reached the extremity of the circle, where stood Madame X., the face of the prince became suddenly flushed, and he immediately passed on, with difficulty concealing the races of lively emotion. It was still more difficult for the lady to hide her confusion. We happen to have it in our power to give the true motive of this embarrassment, the disclosure of which can in no wise, at the present time, be injurious to any one. "Some lime before the battle of Homs, which preceded that of Kenich, and during the negotiations which were carried on between Mehemet Ali and Hussien Pacha for a definite arrangement, the Sultan Mahomed, in order to hasten things to a favorable conclusion, conceived a mysterious project, of which Ibrahim was to be the victim. In the Sultan's harem was a young girl of Greek origin, of illustrious birth, and of rare beauty; affecting great zeal for her interest, the Sultan told her that he had resolved to present her to Ibrahim Pacha who was then in Syria; he drew a brilliant picture of the happiness and glory that awaited her there, if she could secure his heart. "To succeed infallibly in this," said he, "here is an irresistible talisman," and he slipped a ing upon her finger. It is known that in Turkey people give ready credence to the virtue of talismans in awakening the heart and giving birth to love. "Profit by a favorable moment," added he, "and when Ibrahim is asleep, dip this ring in the beverage which you will give him to drink on awakening, and his heart and his hand will be forever secured to you." The innocent child set forth, and it was only at Aleppo, that, with a numerous suite of slaves, loaded with presents for the prince, she succeeded in joining him. But this extraordinary liberality under existing circumstances, awakened his suspicions and he would not keep the young girl, but sent her to Sidiaga, the Governor of Alexandria. Always credulous, and confiding in the virtue of her talisman, the fair Greek administered to this new master the beverage which the Sultan had destined for the conqueror of Acre and Damascus, and the Aga immediately expired. Being accused of having poisoned him, "Here is," said she, "in proof of my innocence, the glass, and here is the ring." The ring was in fact uninjured, but the little stone with which it was ornamented had disappeared. Ibrahim informed of the event and all the circumstances, extended a generous protection to the young Greek, and took care afterwards to have her restored to her family. He never saw her again till he met her in Paris, in the saloon of M. Guizot, and as Madame X.