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wris'hitt the kt time that the issiaire had got swill ;an aspect of solitude as 'to east:Over her
the triltil-brers out of a show • Wreath by, that it kind of chill that made her half repeHint 'inv
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• 'The - coaclit4res expectations were'fultilred. letilierself be. locked up in this lonely place.
Within an hottr, the distant tinkling le& the I'4 What had she bi'fiett• ? go . harm _could
sledg4 bells was heard,and lights weiZ,g,lent* happen to her from Within the ehatither'; the
ing afar; they rapidly advaliced nearer: dolir Was safely locked outside,laMlj str4ng
and sown a hearty voice-was., heard hailing
. t.ett stancheons guarded the windoW; there
.then. A party of men,:wi di •rafiterns mid round be_ no possible danger. So, ;drawing
shOvels,eame,to their assistanee, a Istrong lief chair once more to the fire, ;and !,stirring
;anti' lifted MissSterlinglrom the emelt, and it Into a brighter blaze, she. took up. a little
suPpetited ItertreMbling steril to ai i
sledgp Mble which lay on the. dressing table, rind
close 'at hand; and'almoSt before she ktp..l read some portions of tho New . Testithient.
where she was; she found. herself in a . large I When she laid down - Alm book She took
hall, brilliantlV lighted' by .r hhiz izin'wood but the comb that fastened up her lenci,dark,
fire..iNninbek of rosy, glowing, childish fa- 'silken tresses—in which, despite her five-and
ces were'gatlrpred round licit, ptinibers of thirty fears, not a silver thread Was;Visible
bright, eager eyes were gazing c trimsly up, - aril, as she arranged them fur the; night, leer
on her. kindly, hands were burl I in reitiov;, thimglits strayed back to the old world mem
inn; her wrapS and pleasant l'on es- welconi- brie. - which. her meeting with MarYrAthen:
, cengrattilated her, upon ; her es- lon had revived. The sound of .tire elOck
\ l , tillking two was the first thing that; ;recalled
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" . Ay, ay, M;ary ; said her host, addressing,. 14 ;to her present life. I.lv this time the .(;:in
ids wife, "1 sups yott.that ilici sleigh I would
i lles wen: burned down altno4 to the socket
have: plenty of `woik thisu winter, and yo see. nod. the 'fire was dying fast.ks ' slit turn I
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1 ; 1 to:fling a fresh log into the grate,,;ber . rues
"As.you .. alAvays-are, Uncle," a inerryvoice 1 'fell upoti 'the dressing-glass, and in its rell Ve.-
;exclaimed. ."\S . 'e all say at. ; llawtreti, that Lion she, saw, or at least fancied she! A.aw ;the
Uncle Atherthit never ,can . be Wronn.."; ~ bed -curtains move. .. • • - !'l i
Atherton.ll.lawtree,l7;repeitted`MiSs Ster- i 'She stood for a'inoment gazing at the Mir
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tig, m 5(411 . e tilllti.2elleilt., "mid inieretilin that i.O! - ,: . exPecting. a repetition of the rii4ement ;
fandlor . Alotco,!' Ellett-e-Elleti Middleto - n, is', ilettall was still; and sh e blamed; •lairself for
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;it poisibli tlait you are here ?1 ' - i .3' I allowing. nervous fears to oveycoine lien Still
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. 3,eytal . e r e.lainatihn- and .ii . rush into her I ;it. ; was., an exertion, even of her brae spirit.
-arlll iivvrl the young girls'readv replyi,tO this ; - ito ;approach the Led anti vitli.l.rae, ;the Cur
liile.iipii, as ~I.te cried, ‘.‘1.. 7 1i etc Atlierfon, litaias. .She was rewarded by iiiidingnothing,
Annt!Mary, opt.% yoruknow tour' old friend.' sere the bedclothes folded 'neatly down, ns if
- :1\ li-s Sterline.l" .: ; 1 '• ; : I ! i inViting her le press- the .snow,Avliite.sheek,
1 . Mrs: Atherbili fixed! her soft blue ,eves on ;mid a-luxurious pile of.pillows•tliat reeked
• ; tlie , strartger,•;; in wle, f, in • she, eould;:it firSt 1 ,mest tempting.. She " could not resist the
S/•areely recognize the bright haired gid 's i haute invitation to rest hel• wearied limb's.-
1 She had not seen IforeighteOn e'rtwentA! vearsi; I lAllowing her Self no. time for , fitrtlat•donbts;
but by and by •she satisfied liim•self, anti, the' ; on fears, she placed her candle On' the mantel
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I I fsnapgeti, sitewas•mien still, Wall tue'; `three and stepped into lied. 1 I; ; •
.: • Satne;sutiny , ;smile and the fsaine langliing ! ';She was very tired, her eves ached with
1. ti - es that liad'inade Lvov( , vs,"; : f o ve l l, , r• i n -i !wearin e ss, -but sleep seemed ti;. fly ''iolii her.
[ their seltooldays. Ill. , :trtfelt indeed N'(.'re tily ! ,9hl. reeollk , tions thronged 011 hey ; nettiory ;,
I greetings whitdi follewed,
~and. . e ortlialfthe.l-thriliglint connected with the liliSineis*sheihad
we l leeme Mrs.:,Atlierten gave her old friend as ,•;:t.ill threiet• through, haunted her-; and autli_
• slid congratulated heriqdfon having dear El- I 'Tctiltiest that had not_oecurred to her ',till 310w'
li-.ll l un?yrlitr ine 'e
: own roof; urspeCially Aso! arose; lip:before:her: - She was ; r e stl,;• s ,•; and
.1 , lie ; Owed this• i g*)i - 4foitune to Mr. Athetton's ; feterisli: alai the vexation'ef feeling- so,Made
LI exertihris in resetting, her. -,\ 1 , ;' .1 ! . .!''herniiile wakeful. Perhaps if I she, Avere to
' ; " y `, It the Merest • .liancie, itoo,' that he is °'!...lese die curtainsbetween her' aml the flue
at-ht nie at present;" she said; -;" he englit. to is dle Inialit. IA! better able ;to sleep--L-tlie. flick
-1 hay' • lc•ele in ,I,,*eotland.;',LUt the state; - of the ; ',cling light disturbed her,. and the rtiOonbe:' tins
• roads n this hlenk - chinttry , has kept, him ,a-1 ,iztp . riling between .the 'vindow curtains, !cast
.; . prism] •r here ,forweeks.' 7 ,7:, • 1 .. , I: I ..hostliv•shadowS on tie wall. ISo. she ‘Lare
'" AMI others :is well,"-Ellett Middleton ad- I.f r 'ully lint out th(i . lieht ,on that' aide, ;and ,
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1.. are only too-ilthaukful to- bah. so, got :M I had' not thirst' lost consciousness she eimid
';. excuse for staying longer at )3elfield."l . And ; li4t well remernber; but site t•;6611 ilioroligly
I. then bugling,she a`sked Aunt 'Mary hoW.I iirhus. , d by feeling the bed 'heave under i-lier.
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sir she nil: to; dispose-of Mitterlinglfor tile i She started. up, 'and awaiti.;(. wi. t , be.itint;
unzht; fiil: dui house' was as fill] alreadv as,..i.t. ; heart a repetit ion of'the nieveinent,,but it did
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The Longest Night ii a Lite., i - , t,hc; .s i nt l e d;:,as2slie ;speke';, but .it [ struck :'once more on 'the pillow,. she uete i nmakt to
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1• Mrs,' Siellinglit.,t the gUeSt iirn • s was, never- 1 ref:fro] •lief giolimik. , , , . terrors.; Again ! she
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•. -• D cII ARLI:S Dic , ,Kap. ,_ ! t1ie1c.... , ..*...“ ptizzlitig, onj!, so :she teok the firSt ; ...' , ..tartud up : . Ties. time there ; could tit no
' ----• .- ' 1 °- .ill. [ • 1 ; opportunitc - i Of entreating her .to !take no ; 'plOullt ; the_he , l _lli-31101A .1.1,11a144 i)1.f171 I CITI,•4', fir.-
It was one of' those. Old-fashirme%l -vintlcrs,, trouble, onliernechunt :, a.cfirtir by flie. fife i icinpanted by a strange gimg,litig, sotuid, as
I the days of the, Georges, wilten!th , snow.Atas r e a lly. all the ac4onimodatiOn she eared lif creature was in pain. Leaning on her
LT en the ground for weeks; When; r.ilivnys j,tb r , a! 4 s hi : ,Wi'shed t o h e i n r e adiness tO• picas I ielboW ~ 3 1(- i listened with that ititensjtv of fear
, - ere unknown, and the ei ec t r id t, e j eg r , 4plibna her journey as short as the .e'oach tild pro- i,willielidesi_n•s, almost :Iv munch as 'itviteads, a
lot been dreamed of sate by the spleulative‘' c eed. I • .. ;L. `,• . I '.s` , . - , tlreCurrenee of the sound that eatts4.4 it? It
l'outites•s .?f London. • The mails had been ; Nye sliall lie ''able 'to dn better.' for yen ; - !Came,ngitin, followed by a . loud! rie- • Ing noise,
rez,ulax fora month -past, gad th l e letter- than that Ellen,f'-.,Ntrg. • Atherton :answered lia-S.' if 'aids': be.rivy 1)0(1'v-were drage•et front un
1".1 which did reach the post-faille:chat been• cheerfully. 3•,1-teninet, it is true, prc,rniseyMt ilder the b4d.in the direction ;of tle fire.-
il . ouglit thither •with difficulty. t Th' ne4s'- 'a
state-roomi foi i every bed.l 'in the louse' llis (l\ Intl it be '''.. Slie longed . to,. call out
Calms. were devoid of,all foreign intelligence • full, and I know; you 'wlll hot allow- ny one Il i ftn. help, but her tongue clove to the roof of
the inetrololis: knew nOthing orthe dOingsof to he moved; f i ' 'sour conVenienee; Int), ither mentli mid the _ pulses in Nr teMples
1)e provinces and. the 'proviii4es . knew little- have one olnierstill at yoiir sßrvicif , , , vbii , ii ilthrobbed Until she felt as if their painttil belt
more of the affairs of the ntetr+pelis•;;llbut th, exc e pt. in one,pect is c omf o rtable . enou e di.".llting sounded in thesilenceof the high, like
ii;:thimns 4f both were .CroWded with keeidents "flaunted, of, course?" said 11.1iss':Sterli0:1, l'tlici"'l'ijek of a-dock. •'i
troM the, inclemeney of the ltveather„ ' ,- !;ith gaily. \- . ,'; :: -1! 1 The unseen thing dragged itSelf
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Ithart-reMing, accomitslof starfatien land!des-, - ; t"t..4h,lno;' no, it is not that'? lam it fit- -it reached the hearth : tug, whey
luition, N-4ra wenderful 'escapes of adventhn i tedtup - for try brother Wil iaml when!httied itself a.w!,ii with violence.
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us inailoachnien and ards., , •_L!. •• •I-1 te!he here snore frequently than of late; and
i lieard the l clank of a chain,' .11.er le
liusizieSs Was, almost al , stand -still or WaS l it is often; occupied . when the' liaise; is full ; ,I ; 1.so, p:tinfillly• as she heard it, for it
nly cariied; oh - by fitsT and karts i 'familiep - 1 but as it, is detaelnd 'from _ die iiiYilf‘4, 1 1/fiVe'll fp lier . that the creature might I
were ma,le uneasy by .the l .frciquenti lortg,lsi 2 I •'f Cours'elneyer as.ked ant - lady tosl&T there ;•1101 - Se than the house dog, wlio„ li
lieme_of their absent.memberS l i andlthe p00'• i tillnos',v.i'i . -, .- , ; ; , nen his chain ; had sought shunter
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• - ere. suffiring great misery ifrom . I . ' i eeld an ii , e ph , t, if ilik 'be' all.•l'am - quite williugi..to li the bed iin the "warm room. .
famine. ;` ' i• ' J I•i• --1 .• beeOlneitS first lady ,tenant„'? said' Miss Sti:n• l!itotion was disagn•eable enough,''
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The south road bad been bloc-141 . 1hp for ling heartily. -. SO the 'matter was settled,kind l!as nothipg•• ,to the vague' terror: I
nearly- a with, w hen a ; p a ttial thalfr tilt - nest orders 'Were Igiven to prepare; the P46lion fer !hitherto - Oppressed her.. She peria
i t ansed a public; rejoicing ; claches!beganl•to"_ the uneXpect(d - guest -
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.Is.i(lf that if she' laV quirt -no harm
sttn, :letters- to be dispatched land ;? sd,. The evening, -passed pletsahtivt.. mitsie,dan- ;pen to her, and the night whuld
and weatherbound 'travellers; to '.! cing, -mid ghost !stories made the hours illy ; I 9Ver , Thus reasoning, she laid he
hope of'reaehi ng their . desti Od o r fast.' • It.ivatilong past ten4the;:ustial hourlapin: ;
.1 Among the firstladies wItO ur 3 6 - f retiriug ht-Beitieldi r -when Miss. S ,ter I i
~i,tg.l[;i. l 3y - a nd- b y the 'creature began ,twsnore,and
journey front the west of Seotlam i Under her hostess'.. guidaM•te,l - tmtk_pOsse. , .6sion !tt, struck her feverish fancy that the snoring
this time,: was a : Certain - 114S .oflier out-door elutrnher. It I really: 'Was' al, iVas.,not hke that . of a dog. After a. little
had for 'cent's past,': desired. 14 ter , .Pleasant, (ilik..c4ful littlii iipartinent.j The erini- i time, slie raised, herself gently,) and Ili th . trein-.
troplis. Her friends, assured her t.. i• sun•haitgings cif the bed and' window, looked li „)ling hands drew back_ a n inch or two !of the
i: NAlia tic: attempt, and told ,lici. of ! travp-:; warm and - ,eonifortahle's in 'the flashiug - fire , -.l4.nftlin and peered out, thinking thatntly
leN.wii6l;ad 'been twice, nay Ilii(x'!.tiines'llieg mid •:When th e c a ndler on - ,the;i n a ti tle- !I iTitainty. was hetter,tban sueh te..rril,l.CELW
-ItOICCA up on 'their - way.itol tervin; hilt their 1
, pieiw Were lighted and tlieltwo!!ea4y chairs • tense.. She looked towards the fir plae . e, and
ad v-ere ar d warnings were lof no a*al ;.;-11,40 k frArn 'd o sd- to die'. hearth, the '
Sg•erling' basittess.was urgent, it ;C'eMeerned frii4nlS fotiiid it iniposi, ble 6> r-sist.•ti)43 temp- # l , ur()wii;latirry mass, but of what; shape, it•
den-, in Re than her s elf, an d she;wasrnot one rtatien, of :sitting down to dritve, What in ;' - )1d Was iitipc)Ssible to divine, so fitfid WaSthe light,
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obe det_rred by personal' discortif''r,t or, by days ,tliey Used to cal. ml.‘tii%) handed o.li/t." , And SO Strangely , was it 'coiled upon the
)hy,-,sical diffieulties front doing, hat or,
'here was inueh.to 'tell of What bad hefallen hearth-run.. 'By-awl-by, it . began-to Stretch
bought was riggit: • - ."- . ; .I. ,; 1 , A. ~, LI 1
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" opi.o 4./L esieqUCTeu scents 4. 1 j t).v .fill 4 S6TrOv,. it-Svll out 1.0 Ora its; eyes, W.lte I - in
So, sh kept ; to - her purpose,- an , early in dil -t; - .4.* • toid r -i' .lv 1 (C 4 ' vnifth ' tile Iliekering ray of the fire, and tO.• raise
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February took;her seat, in the mail fc,r ha :. I.;een•Otssed together; dregs wire mutu-1 Its paws . alone its hairy
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1011,1,01 . g the: only passengerwho as bo4- al friends and future plans io be 'cliScuss:,ed.i •I' Good PIA 1 those are not . Park,-!•they.ate
!i_l for th , whole , journey.'.• '•' . I • ll and nixl : tiight- rung Oaf-rein the stlible-elbek , - , human lianas; an/fel:Mg ing froth the..wt ists
The,th r aw had continued -for . I'o, day-; Leftwe Mm Atherton Eititl good-higlit.- She liangfrnionetits .of broker 'cliaitts[i .
lie roads, th o u g h heavy, ,•were o ten l ; had j bad alread:v ei'oed the threstiold to'go,idiee i A chill of horror frez • Ellen Sterling's
Ivith the:aid of extra horses' here.'. ad there I.•slni; turned bark tMsay,;"l . l;)rg,ot . - lix tdl !rou - eitis, as , , a,. flash of. the • expiring fire;,shOw
he flysttalfof their :journey Was - Orforitti'd '.7Elli , rt i thatittheinside bar of 'this ilo'ir "is not id . 'ller 'this clearly--L-rind thecotivlietiOn Seiz 7
,retty e silt ~. -.1 -I: : I eery . securtic and tliat the `k4 , only tiirtiS Out -
i I , d 'upfiri; her:mind, that' she' wait shut hp
The sceond - fdav was more tryingithan ,the ;side. - . Are; Von inclined. td linst tri).• the diar i With - an ;escaped convict; An iaward-invo-.
first; th w-ind bicAv . keenlv• and lienetr4tf.d :Ileac orsfil yon as !,\Vil/iant • usid.to , (le.?. tatthin to lleaveit for aid rose fronflier heart.,
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Very cu vice of the coach; the talipa Ih* 'hAve the door' loeked ;outSidi: , , and; let the I'i,ASI .irith..,w.iole force .of_ her, intellebt sbe
had'hitt ~iightly - affected the wild' r iohylatid 'servant bring, the key in the . mor n in,y. !Wit_ -en•letivore:il to Survey the danger of ;her po
ther had to; cross; thick, heavy cli 4 n.'si:V.C ; i - : l'' ' ''• d t ''' •drati „ t ; i - - l' - ' i ' 1 :tithrri and' to think of the most persuasive
;'t r nem hse h- say .a. • mint. -it ~rat ier an ..; ), •
gatherin • round the 'TO, raylegs l un .1 '
11 .1 0 advantageltO do EO, ait,•tlid unloeking:ef, the iVords'sil•' 4 ' . e, - .eild 11Se to the man into! whose
when o•4reachingit little romisidell in j time- door ulaS sure to • wake hini."; !' .i ' - pen'er 'she had so - strangely fallen..: I'er the.
snow be;pin to fall' fast, both till giltrii_ankl • • •
Miss - Sterling:latigitiugly alloWed,'tliat iliot ?resent,
,however, she newt make no: move
coachman urged their, solitary pltS . ,:itgerito generally• She Could not::qttite thirik ii ariad- went to. betray . herself; 'and • Awthaps he
remain tihere fur the night, - histell, if tent ;t- *vantage: , th;be leeked intolier own risoin;' , :stilt , Might
. overlook her :pre) , ..i - ince until .dnylight
in g the - tliscortiferts and perhaps it . peril of she hadlne;,objeation to, it - . nu thfs )artictilarl eame, and' With• it, tiossihlehelp.l" The night
the next stage. Miss Sterling heti ~ for, - a •oeeasion, as .she Wished: to-aise in reasonable . intist - 14' .far spent ; she must; wait and hope.
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Ihr 40 tinier 'i . - :, : - •!' ' I.-- .slle had: not to wait lout.; The civatiire.
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more elosely round her,. shiti tie-41'eif With the ;Ikev,, a t e i g tet, 1 I tr pdi se t . i; ; ...Opod Tal nientent-L-sbe . saw his face, hit 'pale pindt
it") a- corner at the I ectach-;,, ; litii, for, tri,„elt.Pl ,;'' i: •- •••• :. .I 1' , ; ,:- • •-!,/ -id 'feat:in-es, his flashingeves, his Wae"k i twist
ae lost all cortScionsns (4,o4i!via'o- , ~4 4 .;''00k 1 . night." - -: l,'t ':„ ...... ':
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;den lurch awoke her ;aid. ii.ll.e - l4fr . the -key ken'out . ; - nd Miss •Sterliag, tlitifl! tkdypitced.to the bolslowlyi heSitittingly, and
that they had Stticivfastint's i l itort, itg' hyt I ;:i n d, : ii ir ,' w atet i liA. h' er f r yen,l4: t :66
,Os, blanking, Bound •of the br4enj chains f,.11
dthat noel arts' of the ~„tilid..::lrries tin: nit` 4. binek;'.•Patlit which,' had been; 'llneitaiiein t ett; on 'her erri. no laid inkiiands
ftrieate the eeaelt froin' its I,pr t idioa, sweptof r -' 6 • dry
'''. ' ' ' .' ''
•.. ' .
.near enow : to.- Ina a • -poop! it curtatris, and for a fear !tunnies runt-
Ile - d
guar . , mounting.. one - 0 4 Ithe! - J-144 freritiihe \how. -to the i! pitirilioti. - ruddyi -Uled to - - find- the :opening.: 'Titeee iiiollierit4
~ off in searelt: of aOstanee, - , whilk! the 1 li. i iht,*ea
seamed .froth the!la'all.doore as itopen.i. a'rere all in all .tei Ellen Stadia Ik-put
an comforted MisS 'Sterling' blv t.,4l`'' - • '
; ; t.: )hit; 434 .oi, opt i mrstres,s,, an gave . . iw_.u..; ,barpet.ioil her.safes; she cowlo:t.. 4t ottt
t_sas nearly as; theA; could \;4"alettlab.' f All ai
; pep yr pec to the iit;eae; .-but ;when`: the .o.siOtr of the . lied. was, pot, so ~.c.lost? to the
le. Only 1 mile or two leroni:- .
,-..,, '. ' ' ,- • thin illoot closed an shut'out that narn;!..cOnitetta; ss'ail but that she Could
,pasts betreea: . Into
s, and that if the guard Co uld ;. f blerliklitthe.4arkenedPerth,the i!ale.rrioiin.l .oe:tiarrow space betwe t en 'she eentrlred to
to Ow scil i ,''.. - ' '
~ 1 r,-., the . stiture was.' .e.eitaiti light '':,;ltittinterinr;"o.l3 the Shrotaled - .ltr e ti s ; ;a mt..oiii noiselessly, .-.. •' :- - .- .. - :•-•. ,
to their rescue with 'his sledge. !lit fl ' f •i-'kr 4 - • th *"' ' I 'had ''' . bad hard 0 ' 1'4.1 Ith liffeult
... le 1 ars eta - in c in- e• frosty, s„ y, ;; j „,, e _. e 4,4,01np 1.. et .c,. t 1
. , : , 1 - 1 , .
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vt.tgutitt VDT I
• , • • : WRITTSNI it 2 kfiltrikl ,
, - iteminisencert of lr4 int
ow dear to my heaA are the iceues of 3 'eh
yi heart winders back to 'my child idod
Where . life seemed as bright and fair,
s the merry birds .with joyful . lay , .1
That carrel their . songs in the ai..
etnember full Well . the old sehoo -hot
Wherii - I passed my childhood's our
the grassy knoll, : the grove and broi
That ripple among ,the bowers. ! ,
. - -'' • I
well I remember the
S old play gr, o
Where I heard tho,merry . birds Sing . ;,
f its flowery banks as I rambled arena,
And gathered the 'flowers Of spring.l,
emernber me now of n frolicsome boy, '•I
So full-of music and glee;; • .' -,. 11
hat stood by bisteacitCr so t imid and DO
And lisped Ids A, B,„mrid CI. • .. A
think with a sigh of those•ea l '
~ 1 1
And s. tear drop wets mine' eye, I 1.-
nd memory speaks in mournful lays, if
. - . . •
Of happiness gone. by.'' .. .-11 , ,;1
-. . • •• di
i , .
• nd my early• friends, where nre they now l l
1 'tip' lovely playmates dear!; l
; . ' 1 .
• 1 'll
shade comes flitting o'er my bro*l il
A -mournful voice I hell - T.. -I I I
tp6:ll"kit3 me .to the church yatirdrear,
Where weeping- willows WaTe ;,•
0 the resting, place of play:Mitts - dear
That forined :in early, grae!,. -fl :
Jere rests in peace a Caroling,
A John', and Mary . deart
hey'erdwelling in a fair& clime,
A region-bright and clear. 1
ionic of those friends are journeying- sif
Upon this.mundane sphere; •
triving to, do their master's will,
By faith and humble i)rayer.
I have left my early home •
.And H=ander all around;
otrs truth to tell: vliere'er I roam,
The gospel to; expound. .
. . .
meet I.n a be chino
When e. ll
cense to be, -
.1,11 wr;l6ted in giory . we—shall , shine
To all eternity, • -S. W. W'
14rford,!May 15, 1854.
thpy W I
I ' *I
T TO PrTPI 7 I I ° 3'' 71 7 1 5 1
LF.3..1 u v
- * t, ,
aliontrost, ct-nsqutainia owl ritrt Q4lll - 54111 lion fi lial) 25 185-1.
7 Li 1
. • .. .
fe:it ii lid
,sheltered her elf behind the enlitainst,
when the creature flung-itself on the bird, an: dravtilng the bed clothes round bituort 'eret.l
souint more like the
.'whinnying i, ns . of ii lioi-Ft
, . :
thnicthe langli Of a . human being.. ~ 1 :- 1
Farr seine little time Miss Sterling steod in
heir farrow hiding place, trembling with cold
anOerror,- fearful lest, sonic unginirded !Move!,
ins..t4 should betray her, and bring deivii or
her 4 fate she dnred not couq•tnill4t Sln4
lifted tip her heart in prier for Courage..;: and
when her.composure had in some degree re
1 urrikd ,it occurred to, her tlnitl if slitl; could :.
but i , paeli the *indowc she might, fretii tha
posiiibir, posiIiI; ; 1-, attract- tli&' attentgon `q
some passers-14-, . •aml be .rrefeased ft!ilim he
terrade durance — . !' ~ j r • •lii e ] • - I
' 'Very cautioiii,ly she attempted the •I,' rilous
ent • her bare feet, int;,ved noVelessl:4
across the floor,: and a friendly ray .o(rriooni,
lighti guided her safertowardi the i ., inlowl.
•As She put out her hand towardsthe dirtirin.-
berleart gal . -0 a fresh bound, of terror,: for it
caMe in coindet with-something scat and
waiiii. At length; hOwever,,.sVe rem4ibered
tha('slie had thing down her fur clonklin that
,Pcxt and it was a mercy to come upon it
noW'' when she *:IS Chilled to the Boni -Sll4
wrapped it rotind•lier' and readied- thp' win t
Ltilvs, , , - without Anther adventure; or aiitalarin
fr44-the occupant Ofllie bed ;:.wliosl l heavy ,
g g'e assurauce that ihe etas:
p,...si'!, soiit.l ash..i.p. -'This was Some e 'neon
find he greatPv \. needed it. . Tie . 41 1 0)i-ou
Cron the windj,m was any'hing-bat
hie, The stirs still shone peleefidliion th
sleeping earth;; the moon still ' sliimt L id her
p:1111,d visage;i hot a iight . or sound pi.tesag,..,
(.I:im',n ;.:Lnd after long listening in l,•iniOlor
anvsign of life' the.onter world, she - heart;
ti,i,-1 :1 .1.4, 2 clock stiike:.four. l,
I ' -
f.olllv foua i . -. ;1 ' ' •
• i Slie felt as if it were, impossible - toi,istirvive
o.eil another ILOur Of , terror seeli . :IS Ste bad
juLgpissed tlit t, _.' ..W.
..• [ S:ih: tr. tried to I support' herself against' tli
window-frame, but het first tOneb Li..:1,7eLl i
tn slaike - and.,Creak in a manner: that.24.einc(
tii her startling; loud-; she - fancied Atat the
ere:lime moved tine4ily on' its bed I ; at the,
sc r aiinl. Drops of agon ' • fell frorrilrer, 'now t
:is Minute. after minute wore. heavily,.lll ;• ev-1
et :Ind :moil 4 iustl4.4f the bed eloi4s, or
sliglit clank k,.f the tuenaded
.: liatids s i cnt al l
reint.wed chill to her heart; . ;':- ' '.l
.H . . 11 - clock stri• k f
. : tie clock strict
Still all williont Atas sihmti Suddenly,
inan's whistle•was heard" ;iii the court, and;
the'driver"of the inail-coneh; huiterniti handl,
ciaiSed . the. pita oiVards : t 1 . 4! ou.:jWo ul d
to god she cOuld : call 4o in any
a toilet ids ntlentionl butshe dared rintnniVe
t h e -, liglifest Sound. lie looked at the
wrinklow. against which he .almost 114 i -died in
• 4. • •
pasf,ng; amt. the li g ht lie • held, flashed on
Sterlcin'g's crouching figure. WPaused,,
aud Set'arkeiLlhout siteal:i
Nolen site oiii . .toy Atitioe tuai, Ili: r vu
h silent, bui . seek 11 - Ei:stafico lit the . house.—:, •
Ifekaye lter!a. Vance of 81 4
liaslened away. . • .
lion- longjtis'absOice ieenied! -ould lie
haq Under- 7 496d ,her, .1 The oecupantH of the
hedi was rrrowino• ei',ery • instrint• 'and
restlesS; wns risiug, from the'
jk'pts grouping around the rouni'; . They .
Woiqd coniejoo late, tOolate j
[ lint no ! Steps in the Court! yard—}the key s
piriiin g in the loc . -the door opens —tlteo
Wth a yell .that rung in Ellen Sterling's eat
tingl her "dying day; the creature rushed .to
ljeribiding:Pla - ce, clashed tliesliglit - WiudoW,--
traine to pieces, and
Of his puipoSed escape by thei . sfrtrigth of the
iroti bars outside, tinned- like -u ttild ;:cast on
Itispursiters: • She ivas the first on iihoin
• • ;
glance fell.' lle Chispediter throat:filtis face
as' close to hers; his glittritig.. eYci wor.
relit ing at her in frelity---whcii -:tibli4.lrot t
,! • •
• She awiil a flout a lOvg swan tO.. 'find lie
an4•to-bearthat no. one was hurt. but the
o 0 nianiad; and, that, •he was agar 1 in tli
.4.ltargeof thit keepers, : from whoin 110 had es 7
tfafied a • few hours •beitre.
-4,tA`few hours! 'Alice-gine; -Illitif
114!!Aven be thanked', it is passed like a wild
4 ; • -
, 1 ,
1.4 was not all past. One 'enduring 'effeet
teiriained, ei•cr after, to iniptinlon.kllen Stet
jin 'e niein(iiv, and on the of al
‘•t,i•to•knew tlie.etent ofithat long night..
gitA had- bkii lierstiffering,..j,anxiety.'and ter,-
tort that, in Allese few hours, her hair•ba I
turned as .white as 'E. - n(4.-11:0/14dd Wort.L.
; 1 ; s t, ( 1 , 1 t
oa 11 ame
ade4 - her
: : Travellerit who visit - the Fulls of ;Si:L.( l 7ira,
ard directed , to a spot on the ritarl.',ritt of. the
Pro, - eipice, 'ever the boiling; current' 'below, •tt - licre a tj.4 . yOung lady; a
_few years •sinc ~ ,
104 her life. •SlIC ! , was deliAted' with' tl e.,
• -c. .
!w6iders .of ;the universal sceie., and n'inbitions
Itotlizek tr• flower from the diff win* no lit -
, Man hand -bad before ventured, as ajinemo -
lat 'Of the cataract and her own .daring.-7 7 -Sli .!.
lieneil oi-erl,the verge, and -c H aug,lit a' (il nipsL .
... , „ ,
!line. surrino• waters tar (lowa tne.bliltletnet t
, . sin; gig i . e. .
o . The rock., \VIA! fear forti mon - lent darker -
rediber eXcited.'rnitich .13nt - Itlie+ linti . ... the
' ' - bIC44 .
10Nely . • oin on which her heart li - as fixed;
anti she 'caned, in!a deliiiirtu of - intense de=
! sir' e' and anticipation, over ; , , the brink. - Her
lattn . was.'ontstretclie.dto gOsp the beautiful
rfaini whieli cli:v[nied litYr fat - ley; - the turf
, "i i
y . lblyl o he presure of her Ueda:feet, , and,,
kith. ii Sillipk y !• lie'LleSeellilit(l, like', h fallti.
; stir, to thti roel:v shore, and was borne awdy;
,-„..(4isping in't,deatie",. I
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17z:: A : L i r•
..7u11T,,—.•S ! ,:v.uence Ivout
doit liarO the Mind 'I
v hinati •pq!ss • statc4 that three.' y;cals
. ano Was ~,altnittcid,
i set tvitevfor that raper. 'iglu., worked ItWo r
*Melt time ,die earned, bo l id4s•
I@rt about $2OO ; lierz4.llf.
Or] the facilities which the i,rinting . .officel af•'
fOided, ac4uirpl education,"
*44lv .aa :40elitte edifies's o(ft tioptir,lt Te!petc .
i (44ft,LYed to - l% marriad - ter'one' of Ito
sytiattest lawyers in .
li6iind to iiltine iftiil . 'thusandk
Who . are edttc.ated in a lay 'Of htitirs and m.
)\: tlnkttecomplistimeno,t.he ; - 6,oarding
vb-111 ;al jeWel
■ltitsb*z: dniattient to
dt. to her vonutry.. I •• I •
• - -; • .•.
-A readier iii tfie "fat" west," gave ont
ter bis ttht a certain' dial - 4er and vertze of.
Egorer. "The DearAin aror,o and tdd • him it,
4 7 :as TintOtlty. "tilt
t.its Titnotliy ; kn'ett , vtia 'RIO kind ,bf
grabo ' .
'he Fat.s Flower.
kil• 4.11 , 3 tj J , ..0 •
I 'AP QI I T YCP AND. i\ifti ti lt LIT!
fly Mits. Oman& nEEcnEn s•roWE.
•• ' : PART I. • •
'There:it stood in its little green Vase. on a
light ebony stand, in the window of the draw
ing rootii: The rich satin eurtain, • with their
.Costly fringes, swept doWn on either side of it,
and around it glittered every 'lire and - fanci
ful trifle which Can oker to luxury, find
vet, that simple rose 'was the faireSt of . them
So.' ure and lovely it loeked 7 .--in its
beauty-4411e white leaves just touched with
that. creainttint peculiar to•its kind, its cup
so full, ao perfect; its head bending as if it
were, sinking .and Melting away - in its own
iichneswhen did' ever man make-anything
like thew-fee t flower. • • •••
' But . the sunlight that streamed through the
windowirevetiled something:- fairer than the
'rose.. llechning on an •ottoniftt, in a deep re
cess,and engaged With a 'book,, lay - what .
seemed '.the livingeomiterpaWpf that lovely
flower.'! The cheek so pale, s spiritual, the
face so full of highs thought, the fair forehead,
the.lon-down-east . lashes, and the expression
of the beautiful Mouth; so sarrwful, • yet so
subdued and sweet- 2 --it seemed . like die
ture of a dream. .
• ,"Florence! Floreneer echoed a merry and
musical, voice, in a ictiV( . ..et impatient: tone.—
Turn your head reader and you will see a
dark sparkling Maiden, the very model of some
wiful elf, torn of, thischief_and motion with a
dancing eye,h foot thatscarcely seemed to
touch the carpet, and a smile so nniltiOed b y
the dimples that it. seemed like ten thousand
smiles at once. ' • • -
" Com e, Florence, I say," said the little f tire,
put dOwn that wise, good excellent volume,
anti talk with a poOk little m o rtal. • Come'de
seend froth-your cloud my sweet dear. ". :
The fair apparition thus abjured, obeyed,.
and lo4iog. up, retealed , Jis:t the eyes you
expected to see bciteath such lids; .eyes deep
pathetic, and rich *as a strain of-deep music.
"I say, . cousin,' - said the "datkeladye,"
"I've been thinking what you are to do with
your ixit rose_when), - ott go to New York—as
to our great consternation you are going todo
you know \it would be tt - sad pity to leave it
with such a.scatter-brain ;IS I am. Ido love
Mowers; that's a fact that is, I like - a rregnlar
boquet : cut off and tied up, to carry to a par
nit;as to all this tiniding and fussing that
is - unneressary to keep them grOwing;l've no
Jiff in that line."
"Make yoursoif - quite easy ag to that, Kate,"
said Florence with a snide,. "I'Ve no intention
of eallilify, tipon : your talents;_ I hate an af..y
hun for my favorite."
. .. • , . ..
"010 ben you know just W 1 tat .1 wag go-:.
ing to S.: y; Mrs. Mars tall; I presume, has heed
speaking Co you; She was here yesterdayond
I very :pathetic upon he subject, telling . her:
the losS vonr fatorite,would. Sustain, -and so'
-forth, and she said hciw delighted she wont&
fine state now,.so full of buds. I'-tokl her. T
knew *-ou would like it, of allfthings to g4o
itio 104; you were always so fond
Marshall, you know.?' , , . :r- ~
• • •
"Nay 7 Irate, l'm sires, but have other.
engaged it." •
" Who can it be to? , You have, so few in ,
• • .
" only one of my old fancies"
"lsnL d,: - me, 1
." Well cousin . , you Kuu.. - it..> uitto 'pale oirl
to whom we give . sewing:' •
" What, little- - Mary Stephens ? How ab -
surd! jitst a piece, Florence, with
your Motherly; old-maidish ways—dressing
dollS for poor children, making caps andkni*
Ong seeks for nil the dirty little babies in.the
.region Amid about. Ido believc, ,- that yoit
have nmde more callS in.two vile; ilbsinelling
allies back of our house, than ever in Chestnut
strcet,'llumgli you ktiow that everybody is dr
itig td see you; and now;
to crown all,. yoti
mast give -this choice 'little bijou to a scam
stres.s girlovhen one of your most intimate,
friend's iu yourown _class "would‘yalue it se
highly. What in the World can\ people iii
their. eircumstanees want' with flowers!"
"Just the same that I do," replied Florence
calmly. "Have you ever noticed that the,
:little girl never comes here without looking
wistfidly at the opening buds, and don't you
remethber the morning when she asked mesh
prettily if I would let her mother - -cOme and
see it; shur was so_ fond. of tlowers.t
"Ilut Florence only' think of this rare floW
standing on a table withitam,cm, cheese
and flour, and stifled in the close little room
Where Mrs. Stepheti.s and her daughier nine-,
age iron; eook, and; nobody knows
what 'besides." -
" mid if-I were obligtßl to liVe
in one coarse room,. and wash, iron, and cook,
as you say; if I . had to spend
, every tuoment
of MY time in hard - toil,with no Prospect from
Window but - a brick side wall, or ,a dirty lane
=such ti o- • wer as this would'bountold bap-
Piness . to Inc.". -' •
Floteriee—all sentimental; poor
people haVe no trine to be :•sentirnentar;•
side:` I don't think it will grow With thetn•
it is a green house flOWer, and usedto deli
"Oh, ast to • tlitit, a flower .00er_ inquires
whether its.ownerbe rich or poor; and Mrs. ,
Stephens, 'whateVer else she has:not, has sou
shine of as. good 'a *,qttality that which
streams through tturwindow. The' beautifal
things that God intikeS are the gift of all alike.,
You see that my_ littlZi rose will he .tamer- :
ry' iii Mrs. Stephens' room ours." •
- after nll, , litu'• odd! . When oitegird tai --!
poor people one wants - to giveol6n
stilt:tithing useful-- 7 -a bushel of potatoes; or u;
ham:for exainple." • •.. -;
" Why certainly, potatces mid ! ham .must!
-he-had, but having ministered te the first and!
most 4aving wants, why not' add any lititlei
pleat:ute or :gratifleatiOn we may' haYe in Our
powkr to`give, - know`the're areAnany'ofthe i '
I)6i who SaveTtue feelings, and a keen seht!ei
olthe beantiful,:which rusts oikand dies,he4
eaute therye-toohard - pressed to_, procure it
one Brat tier"itioli. Poor Mts: Stephew s 'for''.ox:i
I She would •"enjoV :- 14 altt - Mal
floWers, and intisic as•ninehtis - - I - hurt
scetilher eye'kindle as . .she - looked on it eso
things in our drawing roonvand yet notnue
beautifidthing IR she Command, - -From . nefr
cesSit'y lierFroont;'her elothin; ., - and all' that
She has, Must be Plain and coarse. `:You shiMl4
stcen the Ma - lost rapttrre.that,abe and Mn
ty felt; when I offered thein the , : 11;
-"Dear ,Me," all. this may fie trite; hitt I.never
thought of it Were. 1 neVer .fitenght
these bent wonting:o4le an $t of
• : : ---• " •
4 Thert whys do . . you so. ofteu the- g a
i I . .: . ~
pm so; carefully nursc,4l in an old cracked tea-.
pot in the poorestloom,or the morning! glo
iie planted in a - box-lindlntatle to twine around
he * Winoi. Do not !Atli these show how every
buniati heart yearns afteithelienutifttl I .. You
r i enten i b e r how, Mar; our .Washemoman,. sat
H-pp n whole night, lifter i a ltaitk day'snotlr,*
that she might UMW her baby •tic. mee little'
.. • •
t'lretks r . to . be*baptized in r'.. '. ' ..
.- • : '
"Yes* I remember and how I: laughed at
? -' .
you' foOtia.king such, a meat,
.tasty little - -Cap'
~ for it.. 7 ~
"Well, Kate, I think* the look 'Of perfect
ddight . and satisfaCtion with Whieh the :poor
I , iontan regarded her baby. in its neWcap, was
'something worth creating!; -I do. 'believe she
icould !not have thanked
. me more, if I bad sent
her's barrel of flour" . ; • • ~' . s it .'• -:
"I never before thenglit- of giving . JO the
poor anything but what they .really needed;
and 'have alwayS been • willing to - do : that,
when ceuld Without ! b oin' too far out:of
). • .6• o.
: nyway'," - •
"Well, cousin, if cur heavenly Father.
gives to us .as n e oft l en.give, we should haVe
only Coarse shapele i piles of provisions '
l ing. around the world, instead of all thebean
tiful Varietytf trees; fruits, and flowerNwhiCh
now delight us." I • I -
"Well, well, cousin,!l suppose that you are . r ight4but pray have tnerey on my poor head ;
. too small to hold' many, new ideas at
'once .even even go on your own and the lit
tle lady began practising a waltzing step lk
fo-e.a glass with iTretif satisfaction. • -•
•- 0 •
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' ! - _ PART IL. ' • • v
It Wag a very small r ojp,lifyhterd by only
one wiudow . , There no carpet on the
floor;; there was a clean but coarselycovered
bed in one corner; cupboard myth - a• few'
plat and dishes in the. other; ii chest of
drawers; and ...before ;the window stood a
small cherry stand qiiite -new, and indeed the
Only article in theyeein that
. seemed so. 'A .
pale, Sickly looking Woman of about forty,
leaning back in 'her !rocking • chair, - her
eyes tlesed and. her lips compressed as' if In
pain. the rocked backward and , ferwardi
feW -Moments i , pressed her hand
. hard : upon her
eyes and then . stitched on which
she bad been busy since morning. The door .
opened, and a slend+ little 'girl - of about.
twelve years of age catered,. her *large blue
eyes dilated, and abs.elutely railiaut..with :de=
light, as she held up the small vase with, the
rose tree in it. • • -
• "Oh, see! mother Seel. there's. one in full blooth, and two mere' half out, beautiful
buds," ; 2 • - •
The. poor woman's, face brightened,..as - she
Iciokeil first, on the re e; and then on her sick
lv on whose face she had not seen- `so .
I;ri ,, ht a color for naenths. • ! •
"Qod bless her l" she involuntarily_;
, ")liSs Fletence !I;kneli.you . would feel so,
mother • don't it. make your head-ache better
to sea this Now nu wont look; s 0
will'. 'you? e have !a.rose handsomer titan
any of theirs. Why.it seems to me that it is
worth, as -much to us
. Our -whole little gar
den Used to be: See ilroW„, Many more beids
there oil it and Mary danced' abont the,
room, placing theireasute•first in'onepcLs . ition
and then in anoth - 0.; and walking • Off to see
the effect,. till - her Mintier gently reminded her;
ltluit 'the rose s tree . .tcntid - not Preserve its beau:-
without sunlight - •
+.; yes; truly said Mary; well, then• it
g1a41 . 1 . am that w.chave pain handsoMe new
stand forit,/it - will . loOk so , much better,"--
T AndiMrs. Stephens laid aowii her' Work,' find
folded.a Piece of - newspaper on which the
treasnie . was- duly deposited. • •
•"There," 'said:Mary Watching - the. :arrange-
Ineatleagerly, "there;lthat will do; though'
it . doeS not show hothlbuds-4urn . 'iCa little'
farther round_ --a little inore-there, it's-tight"
;rind Mary Walked round the room; to .defy'
the rose in.i-ariouspositions, after which !she
insisted that her methersbeuld go round 'With.
her to the outside, tol,,iceloW it. looked"th'ere.
" . dlois- kind in•Miss',Florence to think Of-giV
.ingsthis to us," said Mary; tho' ibe'has- done
..56 ,- .much for us, tuna given us so many things;
yet, this present`seeffis tlie.'best;of all, because
it-Seemed as if she thought of tra,-. and
just.'h9w we'felt, and so feW - de:tliat."
"'Yes, indeed," SaidMrs'..Stephens,sighingl
*kat a bright afternoon that, gift
m 0! in that . little Howinmeit'.faSter
MarY's tongue and fingers flew' that,
'day,. and Mrs: Stephens in the 'happinessi, - ,'Of.
her , ebild almost forget, that she had a herd=
ache; and thought ns she sipped her evening
caP'of tea, that'she felt,strongertban she had.
dune folksoine time.;
That rosel its sweet inflitenee died noktwith
pltit first day. .TbrOugh all thelong cold win,
ter ,that followed, the -Watching; tending and
eAferislting of that flower aWateled a.tbotmoi
pleasing trains . of thought that . • beguiled
sameness and weariness of their 'life. ...EVery .
day the fair growing thin' put forth some
fresh beauty—a bud.a n new:Sinmi,
constantly . excited . fresh aai , r , :ht, in its poses
sors. • . ' -
it st4od'in the the passerby
would sometimes stbp attracted by
its,:beauty,aiid then haw, proud . ..and happy
was Mary, nor did even the serious andlOre
- worn widow notice With:indifference when she
saw.. the eye of a chance visiforrest adyniring
ly on'tbeir favoritii. • r : • • •
l' ut"littic.did Ylerenee think whenilie gitVe
the gi ft, ,tba t - there .t wined :around it an,
invisible' thread. thavreaehed. far audbrightlY:
into the web of her ay. : ' '
••• One cold afternoon tit:early spring;
graceful young ruan- Called at the lowly*CirW
to yereiVe -and- par_ fur some linen - *hick the
widow had been, makitig Ile was aWav
farer:and-Stranger iii tile Rael:Nrcointneral4l
through thin ebarity'ofsome:Of - Mrs.'Stephen'S•
friends.. His ,eye, as, he .wai.goiogptit, rOteit
1:),A stilC aria lookQd earnestly at r
• "It was givento the Tittle Mary ; : -
quiekly; "by a young holy. as sweet and beau-'.
Ohl as that s.": r•..- . j
• Ah •the
(C - • 'f' . I 4d
Itp_a her.a NW° lvery ac or
rather Struck. with'tlie„sitriptiBty rite" little
girl or .the'i•AnniiiidOitielit; 'wand •114 ante
". Oh, heemise Are are poor %tad mother els
sick Mid . . we. 40 llever',hate,aay thing pretty:
,Ai r e ii44l._* ; i. have '4 itfitted 409 . 4,44•w4 1 eiid
RO ors so match , ain . .l:Miairbrenee'feUnd'all
thi,iout; and s6;she - gave i tts - this." t.: .
echoed the stranger. •-•
~"YeS:MiSS AO renpo l'Estrdnge i - at
young .laditheiSay she was froai:corei:'4O
Voluott 11 t Ititintitt - 21
parts, thcrngh 'silo sipealis 'uk,lish like any oth-:
et lady, only sweeter. ' :
Ts she liere ' DOW ?;--.1f3 1 she in the' , city-ff.:-
said the gentleman eagerty.
- NO, She , left some time ago," Said tie wilt. =
ow, but mitioing the siidden shade' of .distzfr 4 . l
pointrnent On , his face, she added 4 hilt y'iu
can find out all about her by ingt4ring at, 4.t.
atint,'Mrs. Carlisle, No. 1.9,-?-;—istreeti",
As the'-result of Florenee thceiiet,Fr
from the office in the next mail a letter inLa.;,
lamawriting that Made hOr iteinble. ! touring
the many idle yeari of hell life spent itrFtnimei'
she bad well - learned thatlvriting; bad loved
PB, a •w-pman like her loses only, l oOce; - but
there had been obstacles of 'parents and friendsi';•.-
se'pamtion and long suspense; ti i at length
for maify bitter years,, she bad , liCved,'. it':.
tlia.relentless sea had closed. forey r over. hks:,
hatal.m.d heart; and it was this ibelier _that , ;
lu i _Li touched with sivo3t; calm 'sorrow; dell
line in her lovely face.`.But' this , letter::told
her that be was liring, ,that be had traced liet ,
_iv erever she had. wandered.,
And this much said; do you . fair . readers
floe(' any lielp in finishing this story.for your . ;
selves ? Of course not. - ':
I The ll'autitte Girl:. • \; ••
The editor of thW Arnerican
printed at. West Chester,:ra., speakingef.a ,
story now being published, entitled . !The-
Lonwest Night in Life," says: - -
It has brought . Vividly I to our 'dine thril;
ling incidefitTwliich happens to be within our
own knoWledge, and we cannot forbear trying,
our poor way, to tell the .tale; I.
agent and higfily ; respectable gentlem a n :
whom the occurrence haPpened7lis now a rea=
ident,,of this bormigh, and in ey.OT yarticular'
the story is -sttictly.trtte4l - - •
A number- of years since" the individual to. • '
whom We 1111ilde Was a pupilat a school ih
this : con n ty, boarding at a farm house - About.
a mile distant.froni trio Aearleray. - The liaise
was'ofie of those built at ditTerent perios
'thee, and presenting a long extended front : 6
the" 'roadside: It was:situated in the gorgeef'
a lohely_weod; and:just below it ran ,:a deeps
dark ravine, which was the haunted: found
of the neighborliood-fer it is well known:.
that every neighborhood has its haunted
g,rou,nd. • I • ,
The sleeping apartments of the family were
:inthe extreme end of the house-, while_ that'
ot•ebeied by their boarder i was the furthest re- ..:
moved' from themlpossible. : One night lie re-
•mai•ned late at a' lecture delivered to the
school, and by the time he:arrived thefamily
had all retired, it being Past, the. hour of 11'
o'clock. • Ile pas.sed into the house and went
immediately up to his chamher.l Theiefieet.
ed,light of the moOn:ShOne.in the MOM,' and .
as he entered the doorway and turned towards:,
his.bed, there stood at the side pi it, ,a figure.
d'rssed in white, dimli,4pnarent .to - . him
through the shadowy moonli g ht.::' • •
Ile *as, as may, Well be
-ca ri~arp _ _T„reir A it k „,tt Emee t t o .Vl- 1 1 1 1 - --•---
appari ion °war s - . 3 r
were not a 'fantastic creation; . :caused 11 the
moonlight falling on some object in the apart:::,
ment, hip eye, again looked for the straugei '
sight, but it was: gone, without thealightest
pereeptiblonoise. : .With his Whole netvetis`
systeth completely unstinng, however
•ceeded - at length in conviriaiiig-_hitirself-thiC
holiad been deceived, quietly undressed and
laid down, I ,but not to slecli,for there was too. •
much agitation tts - so.!: He lay in-this
wakeful statefor abon't three quarters of an
litiiir, - When he alt gltt he 'felt the bedslowly;
raised beneath him, .- . lte again succeeded . in
persuading himself thatlhOwai deceived, and .
attributed this tothe e'ffOts of the intense •
fear and consequent nervous excitement "of• -
the •first,strabge appear:Mee, .- •" '
After another tedious - period-of time, the.
same rising of the bed was felt, . and . on -this
eeeasio'n lie half :arse, leaned over -and Ptri , !: -
tiallv'eitider the bed, and ' listened with.
most intense.earnestness but not the 'slightest
„noise; even of re....-Pirotion, bn anyof the_tliffer
ent occasions came to ,thus ear ;He again -
strove to dismiss the fearful subject m.
mind, and 'at length, bY•eicess :'of ; weariness,
fell into an uneasy and
,disktirbedsleep i which
must have lasted' for EIFOIII* two hours. Ale
was aroused (role this- unwisy repot's:, by Solna
thing bet Ween. a piercing shriek and .fienzied.
laugh, unearthly in its lone,lbreaking neon
his ear iu the dead silence of the night s - and
immediately at his side. • ~ I .
The unusual and:horrible charadter the.
cry, with preceding •"eireumstrinees„ .
renders it difficult, if net iinpoisible.ltpre- --
.sent the inteese.and 'agonizing feat 'Whieht .
crept over the cempletly'immannedirunato of
that` chamber.:: Ten years htive elaPsedJince
the circumstance. occurred,'- and Yet,'at'Abis -
distant day,' our: friendalwaysl relates: the in
cident with an excited atone` of voice which
indicates how are:Whit fwete theirettfitiee; that
surrounded him.;-.-He Sat up erect in the bed,
With every fibre of flesh quiVeriug- with
terror:and with Strainiii,er eye'and ear, sought
tosolve the fearfnlmystery. I.::- ,_.`:.; -'- Iu the" midst- and tzeited
state of feeling, there cornea wilder repetition
of the mingled 'sereriniland laugh, ,and says
our informant, "it wassuth'a cry as taxi ney
er be_ effae.ed from urrelietitory."l. - Heiristant,
ly sprung from the lied to the floor,
;and in it
delirium of fear,., dragged thelxdsteact-Irom - ,
•the . corner of the room., and there behind ihei,
high head-bbatd,•Stood the apparition trtiehl
had 'presented itself-WI his, astOnishixl sight
"lien he: first entered the, room oil that dread
ful night:'., it was, the' figure of 4 woman
clothed in White,..with'ilong black 10 hang
lug wildly anentlier:peraert ; • •••
• It was a maniao.girl from a 'neighboring.
house, who came in the afterhoon, diringhis
-absence to ;spend the night,,and-hattwander
ed .from time room.,:whetotheazimily4mpposed
they had secured her.y.:Witetefhtientereillhe
room she:was atituding °as lie •' first Ideseribed
her position, and whilthis eve was turtm4for
a lament:towards the . nrintitnyi . " e. silently ,
crept beneath: the:led. the recital
of this story May not have the effect tO'diaturb
the repo4 of OUT yelling OUlady
,teadermt4.: l lf
there are;any feats on .tliatsubjeet,,NveClubitin
them, - before locking their cliamboari,t - aight,
tai look under thO bed;- r i nd:into theebandbos-
es and eloOts.: ;41tfter i stieht:tirVeliOninatl°n
they may retitif&itheui'tlw'.: - efietteist alarm.
- : •
ATF' nOgl*, 4j 1 ,-.o.tirslido‘rnis - TtAtlia,t woad
„erl.w 49.* flf doors -t*
%viten hQ949,4; 89.m0 : Ills' :Lying gone
(pallor of A:
P7%4 MY:son, *bat d if soar
(loaf tathor. takeuld MOdealy:titk -away
ft:om your " gwealand"c6:w
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