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WILL 0' THE MILL
bt nosEnT Louts bixvunsow.
"Tho girl must iqwak," rci'lleit tlio parson,
laying down Ids pliw. "Hero's our nelghlior
who says ho loves you, Madge. Do you love
him, ay or no!''
"I think I do," said Marjory, faintly.
"Well, then, that's nil that could ba
wished!"' crlod Will, heartily'. And ho took
her hnnd ncross tho tablo and held It a
moment tn both of Ids with great satisfaction.
"You must marry," observed tho parson,
replacing his plpo In his mouth.
"Is tliut the right thing to do, think your
"It Is Indispensable," said the parson.
"Very weU," replied tho wooer.
Two or three days iiassol nway with great
delight to Will, although n bystander might
senrco have found It out. He continued to
tako his meals opposite Marjory, anil to talk
with her and gnzo upon her In her father's
prewneo; but ho made no attempt to sea her
alone, nor in any other way cluiugod his con
duct towards her from what it had been
since tho beginning. Perhaps tho gli 1 was a
little disappointed, and ierhais not unjustly;
and yet If It had been cirjugh to bo always In
tho thoughts of another iwrson, ami so per
vade and alter his whole life, she might have
been thoroughly contented. For sho was
never out of Will's mind for an instant. Ho
sat over tho stream, and watched tho dust of
tho eddy, and the poised IMi and straining
weeds; ho wandered out alono Into tho purple
even, with all tho blackbirds piping round
him in the wood; ho rose early in tho morn
ing, and saw tho sky turn froni.'grny to gold,
and tho light leap upon tho hilltops; and all
the whllo ho kept wondering If ho had never
seen such things before, or how it was that
they should look so different now. The
sound of his own mill whtil, or of tho wind
among tho trees, confounded and charmed
'his heart. The most enchanting thoughts
presented themselves unbidden In his mind.
Ho was so happy that ho could not sleep at
night, and to restless that ho could hardly sit
still out of her company. Anil yet it seemed
as If ho avoided her rather than sought her
Ono day, as ho was coming homo from a
ramble, Will found Marjory in tiio gnrden
picking Mowers, and ns ho cumo up witli tier,
slackened bis pace and continued walking by
"You like flowersr he said.
"Indeed I love them dearly," she repllod.
"Why, no," said ho, "not so much. They
aro a very small all'ulr, n hen all is done. I
can fancy jieoplo caring for them greatly,
but not doing as you aro Just now."
"Howf she asked, pausing and looking up
"Plucking them," said ho. "They are a
deal better oir wWro they are, and look a
dent prettier, if you go to that."
"I wish to have them for my own," sho
answered, "to cany them near my heart,
and keep them in my room. They tempt mo
when they grow here; they smm to say,
'Como and do something with u;' but onco I
have cut them and put them by, the charm is
laid, and I can look at them with quite au
"You wisli to poess them," replied Will,
"In order to think no more about them. It's
a bit like killing tho goose with the golden
eggs. It's a bit like lint I wishod to do
when I was a boy. Because I had a fancy
for looking out over the plain I wished to go
down there, where I couldn't look out over It
any longer. Was not that fine reasoning!
Dear, dear, if they only thought of it, all tho
world would do like me, and you would lot
your flowers alone, Just ns I stay np here in
the mountains." Suddenly he broke oft
sharp. "Jly the Lord!" he cried. And when
sho asked him what was wrong he turned tho
question oft and walked away into the houso
with rather a humorous expression of face.
He was silent at table, and after the night
had fallen and the stars had come out over
head ho walked up and down for hours in
the courtyard and garden with an uneven
paoo. There was still a light in tho window
of Mnrjory's room one little oblong jatchof
orange in a world of dark blue hills and sil
ver starlight. Will's mind rnu a great deal
on the window, but his thoughts were not
very lover like. "There she is in her room,"
he thought, "and there were the stars over
head a blessing upon both!" Both wero
good influences in his life; both soothed and
braced him In his profound contentment with
the world. And what more should be desiro
with either! The fat youn man and his.
councils wero so present to his mind that ho
threw back his head, and, putting his hands
boforo his mouth, shouted aloud to tho popu
lous heavens. Whether from the jiositlon of
his head or tho sudden strain of his exertion,
he seemed to see a momentary shock among
the stars, and a diffusion of frosty light av
from one to another along the sky. At tho
some Instant a corner of tho blind was lifted
up and lowered again at once. Ho laughed
a loud ho-ho! "One and another!" thought
Will. "The stars tremble and the blind goes
up. Why, bef oro Heaven, w hat a great ma
gician I must bo! Now, if I were only a fool,
should not I bo in a pretty way!" And he
went oil to bed, chuckliug to himself: "If I
were only n f ool "
The next morning, pretty early, ho saw her
onco more in the garden, and sought her out.
"I have been thinking ubout gottin,; mar
ried," ho began abruptly ; "and alter having
turned it nil over, I have mado up my mind
it's not worth while."
Sho turned upon I. fur a single moment;
but his radiant, kindly i.(VcHrauco would,
under tho circumstances, havo disconcerted
an angel, and sho looked down again up vt
tho ground in silence. He could seo her
"I hope you don't mind," he went on, a lit
tle taken ubuck. "You ought not. 1 havo
turned It all over, and upon my soul there's
nothing in it. Wo should never bo ono vh,t
nearer titan wo are jut now, and if 1 um .1
wiso man, nothing like so happy,"
"It is unnecessary to go I'ojnd about with
me," she said. "lcry well renieuibcrtu.it
you refused to commit yourself ; and row that
I see you wero mistaken, mid in leadty never
cared for me, I cm only feci bad Inut I havo
been so far misled."
'I ask your pardon," said Will stoutly;
"you do not understand my meaning. As to
whether I have ever loved you or not, I mtut
leavo that to others. But I e ono thing, my
feeling Is not clian.joU; and lor unutlier, yo:i
may make it your boast that you have maib
my whole llfo nndcharaet r bomethlng d e
ferent from what they 'ver I mean what I
say; no less. I do not fn, . ettin j niarrif d
is worth whllo. I would r. jer yoj wont i :i
living with your father, so . mt I could m. t
over and seo you once, ci' maylw twloo i
week, ns peoplo go to chu eh, ud then i
should both bo all thd happier bcuvc i
whiles. That's my notion. But I'll many
you if you will," lie addad.
"Do you know that you aro insulting mof"
she broke out.
"Not I, Marjory," said ho; "If thero is any
thing In a clear conscience, not I. I ofTcr all
my heart's best affections; you can take it or
want it, though I suspect it's beyoiul either
your power or mluo to change what has once
been done, and set me fancy free. I'll marry
you, If you like; but I tell you again aud
again, it's not worth wfillo, and wo hail bct
stay friends. Though I am a unlet man, I
havo notlcud a heup ot things In my llfo.
Trust In me, and tako things as I projKfeo; or,
it you don't llko tliat, say tho word, uud I'll
marry you out of haiuL"
Thero was a considerablo pause, and Will,
who began to feci uneasy, beguu to grow
angry in consequence,
"it scorns you aro too proud to say your
mlud," be bald. "Bellove me, that's a pity.
A clean shrift makes simple living. Can u
man bo more downright or honorable to n
woman than I liave been! I linve said my
say, and given you your choice. Do you
want ino to nuirry you I or will you take my
triemUblp, as I think liostl or have you had
enough of mo for goodl Speak out for the
dear Uod's sukel You know your father told
you a girl should speak her mlud hi these
Bho seemed to recover herself at mat,
turned without a word, walked rapidly
through tho garden and disappeared Into the
house, leaving Will In some confusion as to
tho result, lie walked up and down the
garden, whistling softly to himself. Bomo
times he stopjxid and contemplated the sky
aud hllltos; sometimes he wont down to the
tall of the weir and sat thei e, looking foolishly
In tho water. All this dubiety and perturba
tion was so foreign to his naturo and the life
which he- had resolutely ehoseu for himself
that he beguu (o regret Marjory's arrtvuL
"After all," he thought, ''I was ns happy as
a man need bo.' I could come down here and
watch my lUhei all day long if I wanted) I
was ns settled and contented ns my old mllL"
Marjory camo down to dinner looking very
trim and quiet; and no sooner were all three
at table thtm the made her father a speech,
with her eyes fixed Upon her plato, but
showing no other sign of embarruinment or
"Father," she began, "MV. Will and I have
boon talking things over. We sue that we
have each made a mistake about our feelings,
and ho has a greed at my request, to give up
all Idea of marriage, and be no more than iny
very good friend, as In tho past. You see
there Is no shadow of a quarrel, and Indeed I
hope we shall see a great deal of him in the
future, for his visits will always be welcome
in our houso. Of course, father, you will
know best, but perhnis we should do better
to leave Mr. Will's house for tho present I
bellovo, after what has passed, wo should
hardly be agreeable Inmates for some days."
Will, who had commanded himself with
difficulty from tho first, broke out upon this
into an inarticulate noise, and raised one
hand with an appearance of real dismay, as
It he were about to Interfere and contradict.
But she checked him at once, looking up nt
him with a swift glanc.and an angry llush
upon her cheek.
"You will perhaps havo the good grace,"
sho said, "to let me explain these matters for
Will was put entirely out of countenance
by her expression and the ring of her voice,
lie held his peace, concluding thattherowere
some things about this girl beyond his com
lrehenlon, In which he was exactly right
Tho poor parson was quite crestfallen. He
tried to prove that this was no more than s
true lovers' tlfT, which would pass off before
night; and when he was dislodged from that
position, he went on to argue that whero
there was no quarrel there could be no call
for a separation; for the good man llkod
both bis entertainment and his host It was
curious to Bee haw the girl managed them,
saying little all the time, and thnt very
quietly, and yet twisting them round her
finger and Insensibly leading them wherever
sho would by feminine tact and generalship.
It scarcely seemed to have been her doing
it seemed as it things had merely so fallen
out that she and her father took their de
parture that same afternoon in a farm
cart, and went farther down the valley,
to wait, until their own house wan ready for
them, in anothor hamlet. But Will liad
been observing closely, and was well awaro
of her dexterity and resolution. When ho
found himself alone he had a great many
curious matters to turn over in his mind. Ho
was v ry sad and solitary, to begin with. All
interest had gone out of his life, and he
might look up at the stars as long as he
pleased, ho somehow failed to find support or
consolation. And then ho was in su.h a tur
moil of spirit about Marjory. He had been
puzzled and irritated at her behavior, and
yet he could not keep himself from admiring
It He thought ho recognized a fine, tCTvorso
angel in that still soul which he had never
hitherto suspected, and though ho saw it was
iui influence that would fit but ill with his
own lifo of artificial calm, ho could not keep
himself from ardently desiring to possess It
Like a man who has lived among shadows and
now meets the sun, he was both pained and
As tho days went forward ho passed from
one extreme to another; now pluming him
self on the strength ot his determination,
now despising his timid and silly caution.
Tho former was, perhaps, the tmo thought
of his heart, and represented tho regular
tenor of the man's reflections; but the latter
burst forth from time to time with au unruly
violence, and then he would forget all con
sideration and i go up and down his house and
garden or walk among the fir woods like one
who Is. besido himself with remorse. To
equable, steady' minded Will this stato of
matters was intolerable; and he determined,
at whatever costLto bring it to an end. So
one warm summer afternoon ho put on his
liest clothes, took a thorn switch In his hand
and set out down tho valley by the river. As
soon as ho had taken his determination he
had regained at a bound his customary peace
of heart, and ho enjoyed the bright weather
and the variety of the scene without any
admixture of alarm or unpleasant eagerness.
It was nearly tho same to him how the matter
turned out If she accepted him ho would
have to marry her this time, which erhaps
was all for the best. If she refused him he
would have dono his utmost, and might fol
low his own way in the future with nn un
troubled conscience. He hoped, on tho whole,
bho would rotuso him; and then, again, as he
saw the brown roof which sheltered her,
jweping through some willows at an anglo of
tho stream, ho was half inclined to reverse
ths wish and mnrothan half ashamed of him
self for this infirmity of purpose.
Marjory seemed glad to seo him and gave
hlia her hand without affectation or delay.
"I have been thinklngabout this marriage,'
'So havo I," the answered. "And I respect
you moro and more for a very wise man. You
understood me better than I understood my
self, und I nm now quite certain that things
ore all for the best as they are."
"At tho same time"! ventured Will,
"You must be tired," she interrupted.
"Tako a suat and let me fetch you a glass of
wine. Tho afternoon is so "warm, and I wish
you not to lie displeased with your visit.
You must como quite often; onco a week if
you cun spare tho timo; I am always so glad
to sco my friends."
"O, very well," thought Will to himself,
"It appears I was right after all" And ho
paid u very agreeable visit, walked home
ajalu in capital spirits and gavo himself no
further concern about tho matter.
For nearly three years Will and Marjory
continued on these terms, seeing each other
onco or twico a woek without any word of
low between them; and tor all that timo I
bc'iovo Will was nearly as huppy us a man
can lie. Ho rather 6t!utod himself tho pleas
ure c.r seeing her; and he would often walk
h .If way over to tho parsonage, and then
l.c. again, as it to whet his appetite. In
d. d thero was one corner of tho road.
w . cueo ho could bco tho church iplro wedged
is.tou cTovlcoof tho volley lxitwceii sloping
fl? roods, with a triangular snatch of plain
b. l. ly of background, which ho greatly
u.Zcc d as i place to sit and moralize hi be
fore returning homonard; and the ieasiuits
go, so much lutotlio habit of llndlug him
llitro in tho twilight that they guvo it tho
uanio of "Win o' the Mills corner."
At llio end of the thrro years Marjory
played him n sad trick by suddenly marrying
somebody else. Will kept his couutciuuico
bravely, and merely remarked that, for as
lima ns uo knew of women, ho had acted very
prudently In not marrying her himself three
years befoiti. Sho plainly know very l.-iio
ot her own minu, ana, in spue oi n ucccpuv a
manner, was as ncklo and flighty ns the rest
of them. He hail to congratulate himsell on
an asenpo, lie said, and would take a higher
opinion of his own wisdom In consequence.
But at heart, he was reasonably displeased.
moped a good deal for a month or two, and
fell away in flash, to tho astonishment of his
It was iwruaps a year after this marriage
that ill was awakenal law one night by
tho sound of a horso galloping on the road,
followed by precipitate knocking at the inn
door. He opened his window and saw a farm
servant, mounted and holding a led horso by
tho bridle, who told him to inako what haste
ha could and go along with him; for Marjory
was dying, and had sent urgontly to fetch
blm to her Wolsido. Will was no horseman,
and mode so little speed upon tho way that
tho poor young wife was very near her end
before ho arrived. But they had some
minutes' talk in private, and be was present
and wept very bitterly while shebrcathod her
Year after year went away into nothing,
with great explosions and outcries in the
cltlas on tho plaju; rod revolt springing up
and lieiug suppressed In blood; battle sway
lug hither aud thither; mtlent astronomers
in observatory towers picking out and chris
tening new stars; plays being jerformed in
lighted theatres; iieoplo being carried into
Hospitals on stretchers, and all the usual tur
moil and agitation of men s lives in crow
centers. Up in Will's vnlloy only the wlmls
and seasons made an epoch; the Hah hung la
tne swift stream) the birds circled overhead:
the pino tops rustled underneath the stars:
the tall hills stood over all; aud Will went to
and fro, inluding his waysldo inn, until the
snow began to thicken on his head. Hla
heart was young and vigorous, and it his
pulses kept a sober time they still lieat sti oug
and steadyjn hi; wrists, He carried a ruddy
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stain on either cheek, like a ripe apple; us
stooped a little, but his step was still firm,
and hit sinewy hands were reached out to all
men with a friendly pressure His face was
covered with those wrinkles which aro got in
open air, aud which, rightly looked at, are
no more than a sort of rmaneut sunburn
inc: such wrinkles heighten the stupidity of
stupid faces, but to a person like Will, with
his clear eym and smiling mouth, only give
another charm by testifying to a simple
and easy life. His talk was full of wise say
ings. He had a taste for other peoplo, and
other people had a taste for him. When tho
valley was full of tourists in the season, thero
were merry nights in Wills arbor; and his
views, which seemed whimsical to his neigh
bors, were often admired by learned people
out ot town and colleges. Indeed, he had a
very noblo old age, and grow dally better
known; to that his fame was heard of In the
cities of the plain; and young men who had
been summer travelers sjiokq together in
cafes of Will o' the Mill and hU rough phi
losophy. Many and many an invitation, you
may lie sure, he bad, but nothing coulJ
tempt him from his upland valley. He would
tlutke his head and smile over his tobacco
pipe with a deal of meaning. "You uro1
too late," ho would answer. "I am n dead
man now; I havo lived ond died already
Fifty years ago you would have brought my
heart Into my mouth; and now you do not
even tempt inc. But that is the object of
long living, that man should cease to carv
about life." And again: "There is only one
difference between a long life aud a govi
dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come
last" Or once more: " hen I was a boj I
was a bit puzzled, and hardly knew whether
it was myself or tho world that was curious
and worth looking into. Now, I know it it,
myself, and ktick to that"
lie never showed any symptoms of frailty,
but kept stalwart and Ann lo tho last; but
they say he grew less talkative toward tho
end, and would listen to other people by th
hour in an amused and sympathetic sileno.
Only, when he did speak it was moro to the
jiolnt, and more charged with old expericne
lie drank a bottle of wino gladly; above all
at sunset on the hilltop or quite late at night
under the stars in tho arbor. Tho sight of
something attractive aud unattainable rea
soned his cujoyrAnt, ho would say; and ho
professed he had lived long enough to admire
a candle all the more when ha could compare
it with a planet.
Ono night. In his T3d year, he awoko in bed
In such uneasiness of body and mind that ho
arose and dressed himself and went out to
meditato in the arbor. It was pitch dark,
without a star; the river was swollen, ind
tho wet woods and meadows loaded thf air
with perfume. It bad thundered during the
day, and it promised more thunder for
tho morrow. A murky, stifling night
for a man of 73. Whether it w
tho weather or tho wakefulness, or
some little touch of fever in his old limb,
Will's mind was ljeslcgcd by tumultuous nn l
crying memories. His boyhood, tho night
With the fat young man, the death or hi
adopted parents, tho summer days with Mar
jory, and many of. those small circumstance",
which seem nothing to another, and aro et
the very gist of a man's own lifo to himself -
things seen, words beard, looks mlsconstruot1
arose from their forgotten corners and
usurped his attention. Tho dead themselver
wore with him, not merely taking part ii
this thin show of memory that defiled befoiv
his brain, but revisiting his bodily senses as
they do in profound and vivid dreams. The
fat young man leaned his elbows on tho table
opposite; Marjory came and went with an
apronf ul of flowers between tho garden and
the arbor; he, could hear the old parson
knocking out his pipe or blowing his resonant
nose. The tide of bis consciousness ebbed
and flowed; ho was sometimes half asleep and
drowned In his recollections of the iast,
and sometimes ha was broad awako wonder
ing ot himself. But about the middle
of tho night he was startled by the
voice of tho dead miller calling to him out of
tho houso as he used to do on the arrival of
custom. The hallucination was so perfect
that Will sprang from ids seat and stood
listening for the summons to bo repeated ; aud
as he listened he became conscious of another
noise besides the brawling of tho river and
the ringing in his feverish eats. It was like
the stir of the horses and tho creaking ot
harness, as though a carriago with an im
patient team had been brought up upon the
road before tho courtyard gate. At such an
hour, upon this rough aud dangerous pass,
the supposition was no better than absurd ,
and Will dismissed it from his mind, and re
sumed his seat upou the arbor chair; and
Bleep closed over him again like running
water, Ho was onco ngaln awakened by tho
dead miller's call, thinner and moro siiectral
than lief ore; aud once again he heard tho
noise of on equipage upon tho road. And so
thrice and four times, thu same dream, or the
same fancy, presented iUelf to his senses;
until at length, smiling to himself as when
one humors a nervous child, he proceeded
towards tho gate to set his uncertainty at
From tho arbor to tho gato was no ijrcat
distance, and yet it took Will some timo; it
seemed as if tho dead thickened around him
in tho court, and crossed his path at every
step. For, Ilrst, ho was suddenly surprised
by an overpowering sweetness of heliotropes,
it was as it his garden bod been planted with
this flower from end to end, and tho hot,
damp night linu drawn for-a all thci." iwr-
tames in a breath, Now tlu heliotrope liad
been Marjory p luvonto llowcr, and since ho
death not one of them had ever been planted
In ill s ground.
"I must bo going crazy," ho thought "Poor
Marjory and her heliotropes!"
And with that he raised his eyes towards
tho window that bail once been hciu. If In
had been bewildered lieforo. ho was now at
most terrified; for thero was a light in tho
room; the window was an orange oblou;; cs
or yoro, and tho corner of tho blind wnsluted
and let full as on tho night w hen ho stood nnd
shouted to the stars iu his perplexity. The
illusion only endured an instant, but it left
him somen hat unmanned, rubbing his c) cs
and staring at tho outllnoof tho houso and
the black night- behind It. Whllo ho thus
stood, and it seemed ar if ho must havo stood
there quite a long time, there came a renewal
of the noises' on the road, end ho turned in
time to meet a stranger, v. ho was advancing
to meet him across the court There was
something like tho outliueof a great carriage
discernible on the road behind the stranger,
and, above that, a few black pine tops, llko
o many plumes.
"Master Willi" asked tho now comer, in
brief military fashion.
"That same, sir," answered Will. "Can I
uo anything to servo your
"I havo heard you much spoken of, Master
Will," returned the other, "much spoken of
and well. And though I hnve both hands
full of business I wish to drink a bottlo of
wino with you in your arbor. Before I go I
shall introduce myself,"
Will led the way to the trellis and got a
.lump lighted and a bottlo uncorked. Ho was
not altogether unused to sucn compli
mentary interviews, and hoped littlo enough
from this one, lieing schooled by many ills
appointments. A sort of cloud liad settled
on his wits and prevented him from remem
bering the strangeness of the houso. He
moved llko a person in lfls sleep, and It
seemed as If the lamp caught fire' aud tho
bottlo came uncorked with tho facility of
thought Btill, ho had some curiosity about
the appearance of his' visitor and tried lu
uln to turn the light into his face; either he
Dandled tho lamp clumsily or there was
dimness over hit eyes, but ho could make
nut little more than a shadow at tablo wl'li
blm. Ho stared and stared at this shadow
as he v. Ipcd out the glosses and began to feel
cold aud strange alut tho heart The si
lenco weighed upon him. for he could Iwai
nothing now, not even tha river, but the
drumming of his own arteries In his cars.
"Here's to you," said the stranger. rou;;hly.
"Here Is my scrvii- sir," repllod Will
sipping his wine, wii.ch komehow t.i,l
"I understand you aro a very posltie
fellow," pursued tho stranger.
Will inadu answer with a smile of some
satisfaction and a littlo nod.
"So am I," continued th" o'her; "anil It is
tho delight cf my heart ta tramp on people's
corns. I id have no i dtlvo but my
self ; not i' . 1 liave ' . . . tho whims, In
mytlaio, of kings ana bi, ids ami trout
artists. Ami what would ou say," ho ut
on, "II l had c.ino up lioio on purpose t
Will had it pn his tonTuo to make a shar-i
rejoiuuer, nui inu po .m oi uu oluiuu
keeper prevailed, aud hj i ,i his neacjaivl
made answer with a civil cestui e of the
i "Ihavu."saldthestiancer "And if I did
not hold you in a particular esteem, I should
inako no word nliout the matter. It appears
roil pride yourself on staying whero you sre.
Vou menu to itick br your Inn. Now I
mean you shall come for a turn with lu-) in
my baruucboi and liofure this bottle', empty,
so you shall"
"That would bo an odd thing, to bo sure,"
repllod Will, with it chucklo. "Why, sir, I
have grown hr.ro llko nu oak trco) the devil
himself could hardly root ins up; and for all
I perceive you aro n very entertaining old
gentleman, I would wager you another bottlo
you Ioho your twins with mo.''
The dimness of Will's eyesight had bcon In
creasing all tho while; but hi was somehow
conscious of a tharp and chilling ccmliny
which Irritated and yot overmastered him.
"You ncod not think," hi broke bat sud
denly, in an explosive, febrile manner that
startled nnd alarmed himself, "that I am a
stay at home, because I fear anything under
(Jod. God knows I nm tired enough of it all;
and when tho timo comes for n longer Jour
ney than over you dream or, I reckon I shall
find myself prepareJ,"
Tho stranger emptied his glass end pushed
It away from him. He looked down for
littlo, and then, leaning over tho tablo,
tappixl Will throo tunes upon tho forearm
with a single fbinor. "Tho timo has ooineP
he said solemnly.
An ugly thrill spread from tho rpot ho
touched. The tones of his voice Wero dull
and startling, aud echoed strangely lu Will's
"I bog your pardon," ha said, with some
discomposure. "What do you moon!"
"lxiiiatme, and you win nnd your eyo
lght swim. Kelso your liands it Is dead
heavy, This is your last bottleof wine, Mos
ter Will, and your last night upon tho earth."
"You nro a doctor r quavered Will.
"The best that ever was," if piled tho other!
"for 1 euro lioth mind and body with the
same prescription. I tako away all pain and
I forgive all sins; and whero my patients have
gono wrong In life, I smooth out all compli
cations and set them free again upon their
"I have no ncod of you," said WilL
"A time comes for all men. Master Will."
replied tho doctor, "when the helm is taken
out Of their hands. For you, bocnUToyou
wero prudent and quiet, It lias been long ot
coming, and you havo had long to discipline
yourself for Its reception. You havo seen
what it Is to be seen about your mill; you
havo sat close all your cbvys llko a haro In its
fonn, but now that Is at on end, and,"
ndded tho doctor, getting on bis feet, "you
must artj and come wltu me."
"You aro a strnngo physician," said Will.
looking steadfastly upon his guest
"I am a natural law," ho repllod, "and
people call mo DoaUi."
"Why did you not tell me so at first!"
cried Will. "I havo been waiting for you
theso many years. Give mo your hand, and
"Leon upou my arm," said tho stranger.
"for already your strength abates. Lean on
me heavily as you need, for though I am old
I am very strong. It is but three steps to my
carriago, and thero all your trouble ends.
Why, Will," ho added, "I havo bcon yearn
ing for you as if you wero iny own son ; aid
ot all the men that ever I camo for in my
long dayi l uavo come for you most gladly.
I am caustic, and sometimes olTcnd people at
first sight; but I am a good friend at heart to
such as you."
"Smeo ilarjory was taken," returned will.
"I declare before God you were tho only
friend I had to look for."
So tho pair went arm in arm across tha
Une of tho servants awoko about this timo
and heard tho noise of horses pawing before
ho dropped asleep again; all down tho valley
that night there was u rushing as of a smooth
and steady wind descending towards tho
plain; nnd when tha world roso next morn
ing, surr enough U ill o' tho Mill had gone at
'lit upon his travels.
A Philadelphia lady now thirty-three years
of age ba ldow for the second time, and ts
also a grandmother.
A STORY OF LINCOLN.
A llemurloible lersonme at the White
'House A Very Coiiilcnl Sequel.
Ono day n man of remarkable appenrnnc
presented himself at tho White House and
requested au audlenco with Mr. Lincoln, no
was a large, fleshy man, of n stem but bomoy
countenance, ami of a solemn and dignified
carriage. He was dressed In n neatly fitting
swallow tall coat, ruffled shirt of faultless
fabric, white cravat and orange colored
'gloves. An imm 'nse fob chain, to which
was attached a huge topaz seal, swung from
his watch pocket, and ho carried a large gold
headed cane. Ills whole appearance wes that
of a man of great intellect, of stem qualities,
of strong piety and of dignified uneomellness.
"I am in for it now," thought tho presi
dent "Thii pious man means business. He
is no common preacher. Evidently his
gloomy mind is big with a scheme of no ordi
nary kind." The ceremony of Introduction
was unusually fonnal ond tho few words of
conversation that followed were constrained.
Tho good man spoke with great deliberation,
ns if feeling Ids way cautiously, but the evi
dent restraint which his manner imposed u)on
Air. Lincoln seemed not to please blm. The
sequel was amazing.
Oulttlng his chair tho portly visitor ex
tended his hand to Mr. Lincoln, saynig, as
the latter rose and confronted him: "Well,
Mr. President, I have no business with you;
none whatever. I was at the Chicago con
vention as a friend of Mr. 8 ward. I havo
watched you narrowly ever sincovour in
auguration and I called men ly to pay my
respects. What I want to say is this: I
think you are doing everything for tlie eood
ot tho country that is in the power of man to
do. You are on the right truck. As one of
your constituents I now say to you, do ig
future as you d n please, and 1 -will sup-
(wrt you!" This was spoken with tremen
"Why," said Mr. Lincoln, iu treat aston
ishment, "I took you to lie a preacher, I
uiougm you uau come ucro to tell mo bow to
take Ilichmond." And be again grasped the
hand of his strange visitor. Accurate and
penetrating as Mr. Lincoln's judgment was
concerning men, for once he had been wholly
mistaken. Tho scene was comical in tho ex
treme. The two men stood cozinc at each
other. A smile broke from the lips of the
solemn wag and rippled over the wide ex-
panso of his homely face like sunlight over
spreading a continent ond Mr. Lincoln was
convulsed with laughter.
"Sit down, my friend," said tho president:
'sit down. I um delighted to seo vou. Lunch
with us today. Yes, you must stav and
lunch with us, my friend, for I have not seen
enough of you yet." The stranger did lunch
with Mr. IJucoln that day. He was a man
of rare and racy humor, and the good cheer,
the wit, the anecdotes and sparkling conver
sation that enlivened the scene was the work
of two of the most original rliaractei-s ever
seen in tho White House. Ward II, Lamon.
Tim Importance or Self Control,
An expert and experienced official In an in
sane asylum said to us a little time since that
these institutions are filled with people who
have given up to their feelings, and that no
one is quite safe from an insane asylum who
allows nimseii to give up to bis feelings. Tho
Importance of this fact is too little appre
ciated, especially by teachers. We aro al
ways talking about tho negative virtues of
discipline, but we rarely speak of tho posi
tive virtues. a discipline tho schools to
keep the children from mischief, to maintain
good order, to have things quiet, to rnablo
the childien to study. We say, and say
rightly, that there cannot be a good school
without good discipline. We do not, how
ever, emphasize as we should the fact
that the discipline ot the school, when
rightly done, is as vital to the fu-
ture good of the child as the les
sons he learns. Discipline of the right kind
is as good mental training as arithmetic. It
is not of the right kind unless it requires in
tellectual effort, mental conquests. Tho ex
perienced expert, referred to above, was led
to make the remark to us by seeing a girl
give way to tho "sulks." "That makes in
sane women," she remarked, and told the
story of a woman In au asylum, who used to
sulk until she became desperate, and the ex
pert soldi "You must stop it; you mint con
trol yourself." To which the insane woman
replied: "Tho time to say that was when I
was a gin. 1 never controlled myself when
I was well, and now I cannot" The teacher
has a wider responsibility, a welghtur dis
ciplinary duty than she susiwcts. The pupils
are not only to be controlled, but they must
ue uiugnt to control memsuives atnoiutely,
honestly, completoly. Journal of Education.
Have hope! Though clouds environ round,
And gladness hides hrr fuoe lu scoru,
Put thuii thu btiadow from thy brow;
Ha night but hath Its moral
Have falthl Where'er thy bark Is driven,
The calm's dt.ort, the teuqiest's mirth.
Know this: God rules the hosts of heaven,
The iuuubltauta of earth.
Have level Not love alone for od..
But man, as man, thy brother call, .
And scatter, Ilia Hie clrelaig sun, (fr
1 hy eluirit les on all.
Thus grav e these lessons cu thy soul
lloio, fulih uud lore and thou sha't find
Etreoirlh u beu life's surge, fk i v-tt roll.
Light btu thou else wvrt Ulad,