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TBAS3LATED FROM TSB QBBMAK OF SOETHB,
-LETTER OF THE LADY SUPERIOR.
“Your ladyship will forgive the brevity
of my present letter. The public exami
nations are bat just concluded, and I have
to communicate to all the parents and
guardians the progress which our pupils
havtTtoadellaring the past year. To you'
I may well be brief, having to say much
in few words. Your ladyship’s daughter
has proved herself first in every sense of
the word. The testimonials which I in
close, and her. own letter, in which she
will detail to you the prizes which she
has won, and the happiness which she
feels in her success, will surely please, and
I hope delight you. For myself, it is the
less necessary that I should say much, be
cause I see that there will soon be no
more occ-ision to keep with us a young
lady so far advanced. I send my respects
to your ladyship, and in a short time I
shall take the liberty of offering you my
opinion as to what in future may be of
most advantage to her.
“My good assistant will tell you about
LETTER OP THE ASSISTANT.
“Oar reverend superior leaves it to me
to write to you of Oitilie, partly because,
with her ways of thinking about it, it
would be painful to her to say what has to
be said ; partly, because she herself re
quires some excusing, which she would
rather have done for her by me.
“Knowing, as I did too well, how little
able the good Oitilie was to show out
what lies in her, and what she is capable
of, I was ail along afraid of this public
examination. I was the more uneasy, as
it was to be of a kind which does not ad
mit of any especial preparation;and even
if it bad been conducted as usual, Ottilie
never can be prepared to mike a display.
The result has only too justified my an
xiety. She has gained no prize; she is
not even amongst those whose names have
been mentioned approbation. I
need not go Into details. In writing, the
letters of the other girls were not so well
formed, the strokes were far more
free. In arithmetic, they were all quick
er than she; and in the more difficult
problems, which she does best, there was
no examination. In French, she was out
shone and outtalked by many ; and in
history she was not ready with her names
and dates. In geography, there was a
want of attention to the public divisions;
and for what she could do in music there
was neither time nor quiet enough for her
few modest melodies to gain her attop
tion. In drawing she certainly would
have gained the prize; her outlines were
clear, aod the execution mist careful and
full of spirit; unhappily, she had chosen
too large a subject, and it was incom
“After the pupils were dismissed, the !
examiners consulted together, and we
teachers were partially admitted into the
council. I very soon observed that of Ot
tilie either nothin.? would be said at all,
or if her name was mentioned, it would
be with indifference, if not disapproval.
I hoped to obtain some favor for her by a
candid description of what she was, an d
1 ventured it with the greatest earnest
ness, partly because I was only speaking
my real convictions, and pirlly because I
remembered in my own younger years
finding myself in the same unfortunate
case. I was listened to with attention,
but as soon.as I had ended, the presiding
examiner said to me very kindly but la
conically, ‘We presume cipabilities : they
are to be converted into accomplishments.
This is Hie aim of all education. It is
what is distinctly intended by all who
have the care ot children, and silently
and distinctly by the children themselves.
This also is the object of examinations,
where teachers and pupils are alike stand
ing their trial. From what we learn of
you, we may entertain good hopes of the
young lady, and it is to your own credit
also that you have paid so much atten
tion to your pupils’ capabilities. If in
the coming year you can develop these
into accomplishments, neither yourself
nor your pupil shall fail to receive your
“I had made up my mind to what must
follow upon all this; but there was some
thing worse that I bad not anticipated, j
which had soon to be added to it. Our !
good superior, who like a trusty shep
herdess could not bear to have one of her
flock lost, or, as was the case here, to see
it undistinguished, after the examiners
were gone could ’.not contain her dis
pleasuse, and said to Ottilfe, who was
standing quite quietly by the] window,
while the othersf- were exulting
over their prizes, ‘Tell me, tbr heaven's
sake, how can a person look so stupid if
she is not so?’ Oltilie replied, quite
calmly, ‘Forgive me, my dear mother, I
haye ray headache again to day, and it is
very painful.’ Kind and sympathizing as
she generally is, the Superior this time
answered, *Nb me can believe that,’ and
turned angrily away.
“Now it is true —no me can believe it
—for Oltilie never alters the expression
of her countenance. I have never even
seen her move her band to her head when
she has been asleep.
“Nor was this all. Your ladyship’s
daughter, who is at all times sufficiently
lively and impetuous, after her triumphs
to-day was oversowing with the Violence
of her spirits. She ran from room t)
room with her prizes and testimonials,
and shook them in Ottilia’s face. ‘You
have come badly off Ibis morning,’ she
cried. Ottllie replied Jn her calm, quiet
way, ‘This is not the last day of trial,*—
‘But you will always remain the last,* cri
ed the other, and ran away,
‘•No one but myself saw that Ottllie
was disturbed. She has a way when she
experiences any sharp unpleasant emo
tion which she wishes to resist, of show
ing it in the unequal color of her face ;
the left cheek becomes for a moment
flashed, while the right tarns pile. I per-
and I could not pre
vent myself from saying something. I
took our Superior aside, and spoke seri
ously to her about it. The excellent la
dy acknowledged that she had been
wrong. We considered the whole affair ;
we talked it over at great length togeth
er, and not to weary your ladyship, I will
tell you at once the desire with which we
concluded, namely, that you wilt for a
while have Otilie with yourself. Our rea
sons you will yourself readily perceive. If
you consent, f will say more to you on
the manner in which she. should be treat
ed. The young lady yonr daughter we
may expect will soon leave up, and we
shall then with pleasure welcome Ottllie
back to us.
“One thing more, which another lime
I might forget to mention ; I have never
seen Ottiiie eager for anything, nr at least
ask pressingly for anything. But there
have been occasions, however rare, when ,
on the other hand she has wished to de
cline things which have been pressed
upon her, and she does it with a gesture
which to those who have caught its mean
ing is irresistible. She raises her hands,
presses the palms together, and draws
them against her breast, leaning her
body a little forward at the same time,
and turns such a look upon the person
who is urging her, that he will be glad
enough to cease to ask or wish fo; any
thing of her. If your ladyship ever sees
this attitude, as with your treatment of
her it is not likely that you will, think of
me, and spare Ottilie.”
Edward read these letters aloud, not
without smiles and shakes of the bead.
Naturally, too, there were observations
made on the persons and on the position
of the affair.
“Enough !” Edward cried at last, “it is
decided. She comes. You, ray love, are
provided for, and now we can get forward
with our work. It is becoming highly
necessary for me to move over to the right
wing to the Captain ; evenings and morn
ings are the time for us best to work to
gether, and then you. on your side, will
have admirable room for yourself and Oi
Charlotte made no objection, and Ed*
ward sketched but the method in which
they should live. Among; other things,
he cried, “It is really very polite in this
niece to be subject to a slight pain on the
left side of her head. I have it frequent
ly on the right. If we happen to be,af
flicted together, and sit opposite one an
other —I leaning on my right elbow, and
she ou her left, and our heads on the op
posite sides, resting on our hands—what
a pretty pair of pictures wo shall make.”
The Captain thought that might be
“No, no !” cried out Edward. “Only do
you, my dear friend, lake cars of the D,
for what will become of B, if poor C is
taken away from it?”
“That, I should have thought, would
have been evident enough,” replied Char
“And it is. indeed,” cried Edward; “he
would turn to his A, to his Alpha and
Omega,” and he sprung up and taking
Charlotte in his arms, pressed her to his
CHAP TEH VI
The carriage which brought Otlilie
drove up to the door. Charlotte went out
to receive her. The dear girl ran to meet
her, threw herself at her feet, and em
braced her knees.
“Why such humility ?’’ said Charlotte,
a little embarrassed, and endeavoring to
raise her from the ground.
“It is not meant for humility,” Otlilie
answered, without moving from the posi
tion in which she had placed herself; “I
am only thinking of the time when I
could not reach higher than your knee**,
mid when I luff just learnt to know how
you loved me.”
She stood up. and Charlotte embraced
her warmly. She was introduce'! to the
gentlemen, and was at once treated with
especial courtesv as a visitor. Beauty is a
welcome guest everywhere. She appeared
attentive to the conversation, without
taking part in it.
The next morning Edward said to Char-
lotte, “What an agreeable, entertaining
girl she is !”
"Entertaining!” answerd Charlotte,
with a smile; "why, she has not ■ pened
her lips yet.”
“Indeed !” said Edward, as he seemed
to bethink himself; "that is very strange.”
Charlotte had given the new comer but
a very tew bints on the management of
the household. Oltilie saw rapidly all the
arrangements, ar.d what was more, she
felt them. She comprehended easily
what was lo be provided for the whole
party, and what for each particular mem
ber of it Everything was done with the
utmost punctuality ; she knew how to di
rect, without appearing to be giving or
ders, and when any one had left anything
undone, she at once set it right herself.
As soon as she bad found how much
the RADicilifc 18?3 -
time she woo Id have to spare, she
Charlotte to divide her hoars for her, asd
to these she adhered exactly. She wort
ed at what waa set before her in thewr*y
which the Assistant had descried to.
Charlotte. They let hef alone. Xt was
but seldom that Charlotte • interfered.
Sometimes she changed her pens fojf oth
ers which had been written with, but
these, she found, would soon be cut aharp
and fine again.
The ladies had agreed with one another
when they were alone to speak nothing
but French, and Charlotte persisted in it
the more* as sfi£ fonpcf Ottllle more ready
to talk in' foreign language, when she was
told it was her to
it, Iq jhis way she often said more ; J than
she seemed to intend. Charlotte was
particularly pleased with a description,
most at the same
charming and«>amiable, which she >gave
her one day, by accident, of the school.
She felt her to be a delightfnl companion,
and before long she hoped; to find in her
an attached friend.
At the same time she looked over again
the more early accounts which had been
sent her of Ottilie, to refresh her recol
lection with the opinion which the Su
perior and the Assistant had formed about
her, and compare them with bej in her
own person. For Charlotte was of opin
ion that we cannot too quickly become
acquainted with those with whom we
have to live, that we may know what to
expect of them; what we may hope to do
in the way of improvement with them,
and what we must make up our xMnds,
one for ail. to tolerate and let alone.
This examination led her to nothing
new, indeed; bat much which she already
knew become «>t greater meaning and im
portance. Ottilie’i* moderation in eating
sod dritking, for instance, became a real
distress to her.
The next thing on which the ladies
were employed was Ottilie's toilet. Char
lotte wished her to appear in clothes of
a richer and more recherche sort, and at
once the clever active girljberself eat out
the staff which had been previously sent
to her, and with a very little assistance
from others was able, in a short time, to
dress herself out most tastefully. The
new fashionable dresses set off her figure.
An, agreeable person, it is true, will show
through all disguises ; but we always fan
cy it looks fresher and more graceful
when its peculiarities appear under some
new drapery. And thus, from the mo
ment of her first appearance, she became
more and more a delight to the eyes of
ail who beheld her. As the emerald re
freshes the sight with its beautiful hues,
and exerts, it is said, a benifleent influ
ence on that noble sense, so does human
beauty work wiih far greater potency
on the outward and on >he| invrtfW’ sense ;
whoever looks upon it is charmed against
the breath of evil, and feels in harmony
with him Self and with the world.
TO BE CONTINUED.
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