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[210] Zina Huntingdon is not regarded as his wife and queen. Joseph will claim her in the world to come, and Zina, the younger, will be gathered to her mother's kingdom. A lovely and a clever woman, Zina is a favourite with her father, who loves her none the less because his “celestial law” prevents him from counting her as his child.

Before he spoke to Young, Stenhouse believed that he had won his prize. Zina was an actress, Stenhouse a dramatic critic, with a popular journal in his hands. More pretty things, according to Sister Fanny, were said of her than any artist in the world deserves. Zina was happy in this praise. Young raised no obstacles to the match, but he insisted that the mother and her child should not be separated after Zina's marriage. They had always lived together, and they could not be induced to live apart.

“ You must take them both,” said Young.

Brigham wants to get rid of the old lady,” jeered Sister Fanny, growing cynical.

“ She forms no part of his kingdom, you know,” urged Stenhouse, in reply to his wife's jests and jeers. On Zina insisting that her mother should remain

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