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' night dear mamma," 's little girl said,
"Fin going to steep id.myfire trundle bed;
'Gnodinight dear luipalrlittle brotlier . and As r
And to-etielfone the bittneent stve a sweet kisr
"GoOd night little , darling:" the fond mother
I But remember,befoni, you lie down isyßut bed
With it heart' Ball of !rye, and a tone soft and
To breathes abort proyer to Heaven, dear child'
yes,dear mamma lt said the child with a nod,
01 yes, let mean' now good night' to God!"
J, Knee Unit down, "M 9 dear father in Heaven,'
ahe said, .
1 thank Thee fur giviag me that 'nice Mil e bed;
'• For though mamma tO4rne she bought it for me,
She tells mhat eve6thing good comes from
Thee ; I. . .
I:thank thee for keepin Me safe through the day,
I t hank-Thee for leach g me, too, ho to' pray ,#
Then, bending her sweet little head with a nod,
" Good nightony dear Father; my" Maker and God
Should tnever again on earta ope, mine eyes,
I Pras Thee te . give me a boate in the skies r
-I. • .
"ryas an eiquisite sight ' pie -she , meekly .
Her eyes raised to Heaven, her hands clasped in
Anethought of the timewhen the Savior,in love
i Said, " of such is the kingdom of Heaven above ;"
Andl ! inwardly prayed 'that my own heartobe
'Might, be cleansed from its bitterness, freed from
Then'llhe crept into bed; that beautiful '
, And 'was soon lost slumber so Om and so
mild, • •
!Thst we listen in vain for the sound of her
As she lay in the arms'of the emblem of death.-
BliThrgli - :
,', tinkrrsa 9..
-I'h '`three dayits of !Mary's absence bung
!heavily on Arthur's lands, for, in spite of
his4eclaration, bet society was the greatest:
;soltioe and- amusement lie knew. At the eJose
the third, just at- tWili. - tht,- she sprang into
liis room. , t • • ,
,;- Al,, ne , luta so soon returned.? my d,ar
:•,s not; soon, A. 141..
_Yon know I satin
liree days. IloWever to 'tell the troth, A:-.
luck was justthe leastbit vexed thatl would
not stay any longer, ind so. he did not cope.
With! we: \ c -
1,. 'Tam sorry for that, dear. You shoOld
have stayed if wished it.'
_-"ISTO,.,Aachy : not when • had promised.
Beside., he can come and see me here ; and
he has; so many amusements, with riding and
Shooting,' and all that kind of \thing; and
you have none ; and she caressed him fond
ly as she spoke: .
:, And how is Amy,ldear ..•
'Well, A/city, I don't know what to think
of het; she is not happy - somehow. She
never was as gay as I but -she cel"tainly is
changed lately. She. is roore,:.Silent, and,
seems older, as if some trouble had fallen
'upon her ; and yet there - can have been
Do you think; sbe grieves for her father
When is she to return to hint _
'That Oiardly know; bUt I am sere her
!separation ean be no grief to her. Whr,she
was only four !years!old, when she' left India,
and:scarcely remembers him. . -Her mother ;
;she never saw, ind. Mrs. LaurenOe quite sup-
Flied her place. Men,. no fathercould be
;kinder' than Mr., Laurence,' She. paused,
nd, with averted. face, added.: I do . net
Think Meek lOves her quite:so much as he
considering Lthat they have been
brought. up as brother and sister - -at all
lertnts. tint as we lov . ei each other, Areby: I
I...tipPose they do nots i nit-each..other so well,
p - 4 . - I'am su.re be is afietionate- , —is, n't he
duir • ' 1
` You know -best 'about that, sister of - mine.
There is one little woman•to whom be ought
to be:affeetionat, andl. think he is tolerably
so, don't you!'
l• • Please, •• • Archy liar, don't tease-me, I am
'pot in the butnor. tbr.. it to-Alight.' ; Arthur
.bad fan - cied her,gaYety a little forced, and.
n'ow 'cleteet;,il something in: her;vuice .whiCh
,jarred • painfully on . his loving ear. 'With
;pvinful violence he tuned her face towards
bintself. . - 1 • . .
4 1 `•l'be-,:rd tears in that Voice; Mary.; why,,
my pet, be added, as he found his•suspiciod
iverified, ' Iharbrotight them there! you'll
TWIT your own Archy, Won't You 1' - -
i• -` 111 can, dear, bdt I Iwirdly • know my
telf. , - , 1 think I was sad-whe el 1 went, - . with.
hinking of poor Mr. Mortmes trduhlii then
inolbing seemed so pleat ! as on My. first
!visa to the Laurences. Aleck. was all the
time trying to make o : promise that I Would
istav longer, Amy a f ..-,• red restless -and un
::happy, and that disagieeable young : Evans,.
41 h0t11 I can't. endure, seemed . to make na tall
p•acornfortable• •I • :.. . . .
' Ur.comfortable!.,how;dedrest r
'' `.You will promise not to tell, Archy I"-
- Her brother nodded., r k Well, I 'am dfraid---
',pnind,.l don't know— out I. ain sadly afraid,
Ie is a bad companion for dear. Aleek, and
' kjiat . they ,11 see-if., At all events Mr.-Lau
ienee think' and II am nearly . sure they
have it:•d a q arid about him, . You: - ;know
. cvery one calls harry' jrnus c ' a fa 4 .'younr.
!nail. i. ; l--,141 f•,,,q1. of thing Mr.- Latofneg, 4 4 vit i7 t
!if . ..a1..- Well. yemeid ay- evening..., going badc
• '.f.i.th-e- dining-roiita for my hanalterellier.
rairPn - I . thotig'6l th, ,, ' entlemith. had 'left; I.
;-foithd:en.ly - f.,13.14,-,' , Evans bad.' gone' :out to'
) , flicir.e, anil A!ef.lt'f-',nel his [ P fath e r. . were - ta I k-
• 1,. - : 1 4 - tothet- - . 1 . cot!=d not help, hearing
iviii s at ;qr. Lauren ce for. even -'. when' ,he
k. 4 vr: m e he.did tibt.leaVe og. At. Erg, Arcliy,
Fwas afraid, h e'lni%4llti mean ; the, for be satin, ,
- Yon . lrofia, from the beginning I disn pp ro red'
.;f• - the se!ection you. !.hosia" to: 'make ;' but::. • musthave meant r. Evans, .for then he
Said;l 4 . His habits are .1)ho - Yieious, find even- if
• I ron eduld afforalit,ttfat is an antinersent.l
From'. Toil's Magrizioe.
o ~ Bi
wouldnever countenance ' Wnat could he
mean; , Anthy I 01 it ha* made me so un
*Did. tou question Aleck, dear
atesi,J tried to make him tell me if any
thing- had gone wr o ng, and itaia Ectudd not
bear ieung Evans ; but I Dave - often said
that 4fore, arid he, only tellsime that I don't
,anythintahOni it, and
,that I cannot
expect im to cast off an old' friend for my
whims; i. They were at school together, and
so it is astural Aleckshould not see his faults
as we do--is it not,' -,t -
'lt IN dear,' besides which we may after
all he eSaggemting rthe• imp! !lance: of this
.matter. Better legit rest, Mary ; forget it,
if you Can, feoling ! secure that Meek . will
anythingooasult''ou it . of real consequence.'
Thailk yon ; deareity:y4iilways set me
right ;i new: sari 1 niatntne ;'—
and, giTinor..lsr4rotlies , *'••Alishe left. the
- room. 1. , Tlsrfritaring - day Sutherland
ree.tiv4 a few litres front Cecil Norton - , in
formine. her of Ittr . ,tuother t. 's decease, and
expresing deer! , •egicis that this . ..health 'and
"pirifsfviere„so . shakei3 by the t roos as to Make
it imps Bible for2din to resume his duties as
ttztflr, - ~He requested - her to. for: -
ward - ih'e fez. thint; he had l'ett behind, say
ing tLet his books, which !might , possibly
amuse, Arthur, he would 'send for at
future time: They all. felt. saddened by 'the_
news of his loss, and Altck, calling that even
ing, was greatly disconcerted, ,to Sad Mary's
eyes .red; and
'lt ikreallyfooliish, dear,' he said, to make
all this fusi about ..the than; it. =is nothing
to.you that his mother dead, , you never
saw heel' . .
heing :grieved, neverthe
loss, Ateek. You forget, that Cecil Norton I
was with us to'otii'trouble ;- when we thouht
• Areity Would die, lie gave us hope, and he
taught me to look 'above - for comfort, when
hope seetnel failing. llocait I help' mourn
ing for him now, and longing to, be in my
terlttlie,cotoforter • •• •
Wed, my dear, I can -,only Say that I
. WOl7 ld check this 'extrem! sensitive
ness ;Ithere is no dottht you would be
great :deal - happier.. What a „pity . yOu didn't
stay.rith. us, as i Wished ! Yow.would *have
had some thing else to think ',about. I hate
to see wOmen cry..' Como back with me to
night ; now do, Polly . there's a l dearl"
What! and leave -Arch) , I just, wi he is
deprekseil by the news, and Nor
ton's los4 - !' I •
I. l tithyl,' it's for yoUr own go l 9d, Mary ; and
Arthur i tots . unselfish a- creature, by your
own ace unt, to wish to keep' you- mopiug
*as soinedliuz c,f a. sneer in young
's. tone, nl4l 11 - ray stamped her foot
Lail rt. tits
pier try Ii
eve] r Tuna
1 11:ii8 i
know lie is un,lelOsh.':, she said
kn o w it. %;;tiviid nut tbake me hap
:it/I.e him iv hen he ii sad, and tv ,
I , :vekin- !with v; - ii , ikii I.Vvill riot.'
ti,. lb nil CleenSiOn to g,Ol. into a pa , =e
it it: he. replied. 4 lion have a most
1)le, habit Of stninpin , 4 youi foot at
Oili and turn.' :
.. • • .
no wander: if I am in
.a laa , •sion: she
11 petuleutly ; 4 but will not ,be
'And:chided for what - in: your °au
This -was not the; fi rst sa -i
ing in ssitt r .i'iuthurst of passion On Mary's part,.
which-had- .fio the time disturbed the . fair
surface 4.1 her happiness,--ondl she began to
think , thtit Aleek_;intentiouu ly.' roused her
temper. But it was not so. Ilis attempts
to curb her ready sympatby,l,- and hits. own
immovable calmness, were the -rocks against
_which her Seasitiveand:somewhat passionate
temperanient chafod ; at d tae worst of the
matter *fts, that her repentabce, coming as
readily is diher anger, was l-but coldly re
reived by, the*ng man, who could neither
nnderstlidid noribllOw -the rapid transition of
her nature. The • next- morn ring, when he
cane"; therefore,-she expectsxlc to end, as on
former OeCasions, a',Shadeof Coldneess in her
manner ; 'but it was "-not ' _
so, )te, looked un
"usually "smiling/•-, - - I ; . . •
Marv;: dear ,' he .
said, as he entered, . ' 1
have a delightful plan for to-day; 'if Arthur
is only well enough.-: Harry !Evans : is',stay
ing With me for W little time, longer, .and
wants tnejto go over to his fathei's : 9 -see a
new horse lie hrt btight—ra l'splo i did erea .
ture,; And' I - stiotild ...i(llike 114 ' ail together.
•' And Aareliv, dear l' 1 , .
4 l'hat':,the very joint. You know mam
ma's 1‘,9111; ?—as : quiet as a hind) :' well, 1
want l'o I;irnesliirO to Arthur's if ardon-chair.
and take him with with um--we shall be , uch
a jolly part's'
- Mary lOttied doubtful ; she watcnot.. flie. ii
would - be 'safe. However Abe.' pony • was at•
the door-+Was•triel in his new duties, and
Arthur proisouneed- the little.i..ir ippage to . be
the perfection of comfort and:satiety. - Itraii
hour's' time the whole party . wereon the.road
—Marl in.,the highest spirit.s, ~foi Aleck's
unwontedi,atttentiort to hth. brethe:rhad grat
ified.ber, and Amy's presence was another
pleasure 4 nneiPected. The -riders, were all
well Mounted ; and . Arthur's pony, who was
both fat and- lazy; 'very decidiAy dee !ining
to keep:UP:with - them, 'Mary fell hack fioto
the rest airdUsdaPted her pace to his,' • ' .
'llo yoti 'notice _what' I remarked about
Amy, dear(?', she, asked
.of her brother.
• . '1 do, Mary ; can you divine the cause 1'
‘No, indeed, unless she i's!serionsly , an
noyed by . y' i titing'EVaris' avowed admlration ;
and yet•that unquiet h.tok was -on her face
twit year, though not so plainly as now.—
Have you any, clue' to, it 1' . ' , . ;.-
'' Partly, It think, 'dear. But it would not
he kind, an4d scarcely, honorable,'„ to discuts
that which poer Athy hides
. w 4, at,t.tu.totited to iichuieaeein her'
brother's deebions : She had . .:Aways'found'
him on the 'side Of truth -and,. charity, rici she
said no . nsoil i e, and the look of awakened Curi
osity fasled l'rorit tie r face. Mean w hi 1 e; . the
riders in fort ti,o:,,l:ipl i ....zied "their pine ;-- 7 -
.. w:u. tow l ou I i tig, "and - the two. young
men' :se 4 t:or '11.1., 1i:,:y . ,,,,,„0,t, tl.ieir
words. ' 'l4
,1:)v!e, she s. a maghificent :cren
ture';' 'rsid Evdt4, in` a•tone' or enthusiiisin..
!I fi..,,,0id . i f r efit'r i more : -fle-lf. certainly—but
winit a hea.4l Oi r 'i- :a devi I itti • protid look in
those eyes Of hers; l tot,' by ileav,en, they 're
so beautiful' thy make .iny'.. blood tingle to
look into them r At -the-last wods oillY did
it flash - upon Mary' /flat he spoke of•• Arny
Laurence; . and net Of the horse she rode—.
Thi color .ras'ne , t.inio:.ber cheek, and 'thn in-.
d glith,:it - 0,1,111 n'iroaltniiii.ready to , nfart` at
that instant ' An:l;y - ta,itxl
,Iker I heed; ' 'tier
beantifnl.lahe a!als quite ezpoli4,far - tbaaiiind
• • blown /aide - t/te soft am* of ./laii oa
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either side, and upheld them like a golden
halo under the dark hat • heriips were part
ed, and the exeitise had i bronght a faint, rich
bloom t 6 het cheeks.., A 'bark; ' of , admirii=
tion in the none attain is before - broke hod'
Mr. Evans' lips. and 'to avoid hearing it,
4fary urged her horse forward,and joined her
. Spring and Summer had passed, and -au
,was stealing round,: bringing with it
little change to the :Sutherlands. Arthur,
though stronger, continued in' somewhat del
icate health t and Mary, now in her twenty- ..
third year, was scarcely more, matured .and
womanly than when .'she had, quitted Miss
Hartley's roof: Of care' and grief she new
but little save the name.' Even : !eve Shad
touched her.lightly-4 its wild passion, ,its
thrum or deSpair, sink did net dream ;'and the
same child-nature with its ready tearslnd:
smiles; and tender sympathies, impressed her
Ottievening, when the littler fatnily - party
laud gathered as usual' in Arthur's study,
eek. Laurence entered unexpectedly. 'Read'
ing as usual,' he said . ; and one of Norton's
favorites, I'll be bound. • Ile seems to have
forgotien, you mote easily than . you manage
to forget •him.' . • •
not folgotten us,l;4aid Mary quick..
!y. 'lf he never conies tieailis again sliall
Lwow, that. But he will
W e shall see,' answered the young man.
• Moireve.., I did not come to-night, .sear, to
discuss yovr fivorite. I waut your help ;
Mrs. Sutherland, in . ,getting up a picnic—a
little, quiet party amongst ourselves, I mean,
beforethis hot weather changes. What do
you to say to it
'I will do my best to help you, 'my dear;
lam sure,' *naivete(' she.. ' What spot do
you fix uponl'
• I say Knollsley Wood, he replied ; 4 7t on't
you, ArchY I'
•0, it would be delicious ! But you must
not ask me. I should only be a drawback.
to your enjoyment:,
'• Come, Archv, now don't be , a goose,'
said Mary. Do you think we --r-'
`Leave him to toe,' interrupted Aleck;
- I'll settle it. You see, Arthur, I mean to
take you and Mary in our tour-Wheeler, and
harry Evans is to drive Amy. - I know. it is
of little use (Hering you a seat, Mrs. Suther
land,' ho added striLing; ' you would not
condescend to accept it; so Heave you out
of our.calculations.' Not that My trap is
ire sueixed at, I can tell you ;.,for the goy
ernor has just had it. done up-ait good as
new ; and I have got a horse that will take
us along like the wind.
A new horse! you neve? told me that,'
'No ; only had her giverg, ma yesterday.
But come out with me,'_ he IlEontinuul, beck
oiling to ker as he operied the door; have
something to tell you.
What is it, deal r she asked,. as they
strolled into the garden ; for, to her surprise,
he wits sileut.
•In the first place, it is a seieret. • •
A secret of your own •
. • N'4, of Atuys---,can you guess I'' • ;
`: Of Amy's ! 0! Aleck, rt isn't that 'she--
thu she will marry that Mr. Evau.S.' '
And pray why not, Mary 1 `lie loves her.
lam sure he gentletnailly fellow ; and.
lie has a handsome income, independent of
his father, mow.
• . 'As if tlitit could Batley ! Aleck 1 Aleck 1 .•
she drew her•arm from tinder nig--
• why do you speak as if Money .could make
Aioy ur any other woman happy t'
'ft is all -very well, my dear, 'to .talk in
that way; -but it would be a very good thing
fur us it I had Harry's income, and could
marry at untie as he can, instead of dragging
on fur years, while my . little good
looks are • wasted - on tli deSert air.' There's
a quotation for you Now if your favorite
Cecil had given yi' c • .
•De not jest, dear,''..said Mary . earnestly.
" You speak of Mr. Evans being able tolnar
v- at, once. Do you mean that be will, real
ly is •
• I hope 'so, I'm sure ; and. I think it is
•0, how' could she sighed • Mary. Al
eck's brow drirkened.
' What ih the. world has given you this
to their marriage I 1 suppose my fa
tile: has . titen talking some nonsense about
Harry to you .giris--;;-abbut hiS being • wild,
play,• or something of the kind.
Jti-t ab if w ;non of his fortune could, gu
Li tough t.:4)ilegai lite without seeing a little
~f o, e world. IL must have. been the goy ,
(augur's ciaaitig., fto Amy was just as ,bad as
I.:!_ietleti her ehttle bit ; fur Harry,
poor iellow, att., very nervous, and you never
heard anything like the gill. To begin with,
site deelaiiidst:e should tell'hitnthat she did
nut love ltitu—aud :hen —'. •
YOu'ilitl not Tersuade her,• Meek t. tell
me it ... in did nut. Why bhuuld ' elle [nary
hint l' . .
Now, Mary dear, don't he .toolish: She
is engaged to him wow. 4 . Why should you
tiud•tuuit. with whit is all,decided
',Engaged without loving hini, and • you
ask. me why I fiud fault -0, Aleck I • Be.
skies he is not suited to her You west .
know he is to ilepeudent on. - excitement ever,
'to make a good husband. , This is . a sudden
passion :tae is attracted. by her beauty : and
when its novelty has faded •
.' For heaven's sake, Mary, dotet_, talk in
this strain to her, just - as she has had the
good sense to - overcome ber , oivn nrejudtces.
YOu' will destroy the p our fellow's happiness,
overthroW the whole,thing, and do you know
not what amount raigaief.' .
His tone was, so vehement , for lan; that
Mary looked up in surprise. Uis . illea was
tlin.hed and ansions.' ',I will • z say no more
about it, deai, since it° displeaies you,' she
Displeases me, Mary i that is just as ab
p.urd as [ par:former •straiu. What cau it
signify to user
• Never mind, Aleck We do nct; agree
upon the subject, so let as talk, of something
else • or, better still, let us 'come and settle
all about the" piis,nie with , tuama:
- 'Remember one thing, Mary,' lie whisper
ed as they entered ; 1 I told you is osres-a
ciet. Be silent about it; and, above al:
don't let Amy know that I have breathed a
word of the matter.
They found 'Mts. Sutherland sad . Arthur
duseuviitig the ineritai of veal•and-ehiuken pie
and wen arranged'all the agreeable Prelim=
'The the day after tovorrar,'. laid •A!'
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eck,•as be took his bat ; and punctually at
eleven t remember, Archy: .
But -Mary ran after him. Your new boric
Aleck—you never told me a word abont hitn
after all. When did - you - get it I and whit
is it like
'lt wits a; present from Harry,' replied he.
'But lam in haste now. Good bye. You
will have for her on . Wednesday,
when yoti see what a noble Creature it is.—
But you- haVe.seenlier by the bye.; it is the
mare he showed, us last year—Estelle.'
Wednesday morning, now anxiously-look
ed forward io by . Mary, came at_last;' but she
opted read nothing in Amy's beautiful . face
of what she wished to . learn, and they had
not a moment together before the party star
ted. Estelle' , w1,4h , ,, admiration of every one,.
and without it touch of the whip, or, a word .
of encouragetnent,l - bore them along.! bravely
over a road that was both rough and steep.
The country through which they . patised,-
at all dines bountiful; from its broken surface
and wild richness, was now dyed with-all the
chancreful glories of early autumn. As they
skirted the wood, the voice of its!songsters
from their-shady -IMines alOtai, broke the , sil
ence, and Nut the mossy roots of the forest
trees-the nodding IMre-bells. looked
seemed to - bid them weloorue.
Mr. Evans and Atnfwere far behind,,,but,'
they had appointod a rendezvous 'in, case ofl
losing each other, or of the fine :I weather fail
ing •them—the house of one or the forest ran- i
gers, built ou an acclivity which coMmanded I
. a fine view of the wood. Slitekenin e ,'o. their
speed, therefore, apparently against Estelle's!
inclination, though the road was
• - unuSually
steep, they. lingered until the Iponi Chisel
came up with them. Close by . the place of ap-j
pointment ; and then, alighting, the gentle-I
men took the vehicles round, to theback 011
the hobie. The girls, were alone; - but. Mary,'
.coniciops of possessing Amy's seeret, dread- I
ed any approach to the subject, and began .to I
talk rapidly. qt - is certainly' a most lovely
ride,' she said. Too wild, though : I never
can get over my sense of. fear when Iwo pass
the Green Hollow—there ought- to be some
defence put up there. .
‘!, I am by nature braver than yon,bappilv•l
*for myself," replied Amy'; for iuy liferis not
likely to be smooth, 'nor. my foosteps so ten
gcarded, as niv • dear
turned away her. head : she could ; not- bear;
the tone of dejection. Amy noticed the ges
ture. Look .round, dearest,' she Said:
cannot afford to - have a friendly face; turned I
from the now. Do you know that by thi; day
next month I shall be Mr. Evans' wife?' . • I
The strange deliberation of her words,even
roore,than their import, chilled Mary's heart;
and she flung her arms aboit the girl's neck. II
"I Why must it be she Bald :passionately;
a nd why this Wild haste ?: Dd"tiot try to I'.
deceive me, Amy : I know yOu do , :.nOt. love I
. .Dearest, I will tell.you all Inn H • There
has been a struggle, ivithin me : Own it':
andlintve taken itzodvice- ofanti. but: tai
cousin—your Aleck, Marv. t have kOhi
Evans that I do not love Lim, dint mYI heart
is safe, and I shall be a faithful wife at least.
lie is motherless, tdary, like myself ; he nev
er knew a woman's 'care, and he has lavished
his love upon me. This marriage*Will work
good Co him' and to others; for myself, what
.matter t There is a glory in Self-sac
rifice amid all its throes, and the dooM .was
up 4 me from my•birth. Put, hash t I bear
his voice! •Do not tell him—l wean; Aleck
that I have spoken thus.'.
iny was perfectly Self-possessed iii an in
stant.'ll.pur cloudy it -has become,' she
said; as.yoring* Laurence came . up. You
are no:true prophet,consin:
'Mary will tell you that I am, geperally.
But really, it doeS look threatening.: This
great heat seldom lasts above a week or two.
What - tt pity we did not think of fixing an
. You bad better lose no time in talking,
Laurence,' said Mr: Evan., running up ; •-' we
ought . to have - dinner, and be off
out dela y . It isvery provoking. lint it will
never do for the ladies and Mr. Sutherland to
suffer • and there is certainly a storm hrew
ing th ere.'
Aceordingly, the cold .pie and salad, with
the'knives . and forks, were drawn,Oorn their
mysterious biding-place by the ranger's wife,
and set out. upon the bole of ti huge -elm
which bad been destroyed by lightning some
years before, and sawn down, and ; carefully
prepared for its present use. The dinner was
nut so satisfactory as it had promised I !be ;
and Mary,.who could nut keep her eyes from.
the heavy masses of cloud gathering above
theta, quite lost her appecile. 1, •.
The horses have had but a short . rest afr
ter that heavy pull,' said Mr.' Evans, as he
brought them yotind ; but
.that; can't be
helped either. Allow ice to assist you, Miss
Put her in front this time,, iFran, said
Arthur, calling him to the house :. she is so
timid in a storm . 4 . .
'Mary resiisted. The front, seat was . more
comfortable for her brother; but a tremen
dous pent of thunder drowned per remon . -
strauee,. and Arthur laughingly pushed her
The storm now set in with violence ;'antl,
at a flash of lightning more vivid than usual,
Estelle began to show symptoms of terror,
and endeavoted to wrest her head
,` Quick! Get in; ,Aleck; and .;for God's
sake, be careful!' whispered young Evans.
She'll never stand this. • .
• Aleck hastily gathered up the reins:- ' .and,
just as another peal boomed over the s',forem,.
they started. The storm increased:every mo
ment ; . ao(1 before : they had gone many yards,
the ra in came down. in torrents. Aleck
could hear Mary'wveice, between the'
inrthunder-clapii.„ saying, '1 will:. be very
.1 won't give you any trouble; dear.'
He tried to re-ass,ure her, hut, his own, heart ,
sank - within him as the -mare piniiged . and
reared afresh at .every flash. The - 4 0 0 was,
for some distance, a Steep descent,.i.but toles
ably smooth after the first mile.; and they .
were -congratulating themselves on having
passel the worst, when a flash of lightning,
more vivid than ever,
seemed to . cross 'their
patk, and absolutely blind them. - The mare
gave a-fond snort; and, after a wild. attempt •
to rear, tore Unclip on—the. lighti'chaise•
swaying to and fro,as though it were a feath
er at the mercy of . the element,. • Qa they
weat,quieker and yet - quicker ;the.treas. seem
ing toytish by them, and
.the creaking • har
ness and • 'panting- horse • echoing fearfully
throughivery kill of the swim. Aleck iho
had loot all command are: tbo sigtis al, could
only entreat them to hold o_n firmly.; and • to
his relief, Marp obeoed :every word, without
cry or rob. Though but a second or two
ltd- elapied, they seemed to have been ear
tied on for an age at - that_fearful pace ' • and
the one dread which beat' - at- every heart
broke at last froth. Mary's- lip. ! The Green
Hollow l'.she cried, in a gasping voice. The
_Making directly for'; it,
- and ;the already cracked as though diey
must give way. At that -moment, .winding•
around the dreaded turn they, were about! to
take, came a solitary horseman. _At a glance
he saw their frightful danger; and, urging his
horitit forward, stood between them and ;de,
stinction.. The mare, unprepared - for so Sud
den:An cbstacle, Swerved from her Course ;
and,- as She wavered, the rider _ wheeled round
and sized her head.
A;rthur. leaned' forward to Mary, forget
ting his own hold on the carriage; and, 1 M
it stopped with a violent shock, he was pre
cipitated into the road.
Arthur Sutherland opened„his•eyes•to find
a frietolly - and long-absent face bending over
him: • - Was it really you, Cecil I! he' asked.
I thought I had; been dreaming! - • I
wish you had, my poor fellow,' ansWer
'ed Mr. Norton. But•leave thy baud now,.
and let me call your mother.' •
- Mrs.. Sutherland's suspense; as may he ;In
was altruist unbearable while-the sur
geon examined her son. No injury, howev
er, was perceptible beyond severe bruises ;
and it was with thankful yet trembling he:rrts
that the whole party gathered-round his bed
that - night. -
What brotight'you to Us at that moment
so strangely, Cecil to asked Arthur. • •
I• had called on your mother, and learnt
ofyour excursion from her,' he answered ;
'And the ride being a- favorite of mine,,!" set
out to join' you. 1 saw the storm rising- as I
went, and it occurr to. roe that I "might ,be.
of some - sereice t •ou.; for Mrs Sutherland
had:told me you had a very spirited !terse,
and I remembered that MiSs Mary usellto.be
, rather nervous in a-storm?
Yes,' observed Aleck.._ - ' I do wish Sou
had rather ,mord nerve, Mary dear.' 1 ;
Mary hung her head. ' Why I have been
congratulating Miss Sutherland on I her self
posfessiOn. She was sitting like-a little steie
when you came in ,fight ; and real)' tIW dan
ger was very friglitful. I cannot Gear even .
to remember how near you were-to :that .boi
rid c y haStn; E . 1
'g3; it was not pleasant ;- and NiarY - e'er
tainly - beliaved better than • one could have
expected:. I don't think has ever been
qui:e easy on that road, at the.best of titues :
Polls , •
I have often felt certain, as we have
en past the• Green Hollow, tliat-onr lives-were
to be endangered there .some day,' she - an
Now that's just the. way you frighten
yourself about everything, dea►r.. l• do wish
yrci. -rr Oar. P;01 VII •
tort and other people'a too' •
/ Mary. turned - away her head' A- Her nerves
had been shaken thi3t after noon; and her
eyes . slowly filled with tears.
' Do You'think those feeling% are . under
her own control asked 'Mr. Norton, gently.
I fancy that in finely-organized naturessneh
intuitions often come, and are involuntary.
HOweVer, Ming Mary . niade a . wise use of her
prophetic powers, and met the danger she
had forseen .very bravely. I am sure I should
.have ben tempted to risk my sleek 't.jtimp
ing ont. • .
_• Should Yon.really, Mr Nollor. 1' asked
Mary, with a brightening face. • I think I
should if I had been alone ; but T could not
have left Aleck and. Archy, you know. • Be
sides, they kept saying, sit quiet's-, and kola
fast.. • And -1 think, , ln'atiy great 'danger, one
is glad to obey an authoratiVe voice : don't
y.nu - • , : '
Yes . ; in such moments we ate powellfls
to think for Ourselves. and gladly resign the
charge to another.. And .now .to illustWo
your own theory of obedience to authority,
Miss Sutherland, iilease•toleave yourl•invalid
tome. He 14)010 very fevetish, and - ought
_quiet so." shull.go and fetch a book,
and take up my abode for the night on this
sofa: • • •
• • Both Mrs. Sutherland and Mary were very
glad to accede to this proposal; and the min-.
wing proved that. Mr; Norton's opinion was
correct. Arthur had shivering.fits_and..pains
in his limbs•thioughout the night; and Was
pronounced by the medical man. to be suffer
ing from a great'deal of fever,. brought on by
his exposure to the heavy rain, as much ashy
,his fallthe day before. Amy, who had readi
ed home in pertect safety with Mr. Evans,
rode' °vet early with Aleck to' inquire after
. A 1 thut, and endeavored, .though vainly, ..to
remove poor Mary's depresslou. . '
' I know xll you say is true, dear. Ido
not fear immediate clange,r; but l 'have an
unconquerable foreboding as to the result,
And Amy, saw that in sucb4 - mood it. *as
little use to talk-- of comfort. Indeed, her
own anxiety to
. put matters in the best pO4-
sible light showed thatslie; too, had her fears'
for the poor invalid.
• Your spirits are :Shaken, dear chi c ld,', she
said at last : we will talk of something •else.
I wished very, much ;to say,a little
you yesterday about Myself. It .is by, my
own wish, which you scarcely . Seemed to --Un- .
derstiind, that tny . m'arriage takes 'place ith
mediately. Mr:'.Evans: has shown the utmost
kindness and consideration the matter, but
I—l desire uó delay. It ii a, *him of. mine.
And I have another whim,' Polly, but I, fear
to tell it . you--ytgiwill be. hurt ; and -I have
tried to reason tt away, but cannot.
"Do tiotfear me, Amy. Tell me without
eeatation-4nd yet; not..if it gives you pain,
` I must tell , ytm, Mary. Years ago, while
we were , quite childreil,-I made you a prom
ise. But all is changed since then, and I
wish you to forget it, and excuse its fulfil.
ment. You were to have been my brides
maid, dear, if I married. I wish to have none
now.-; none present at, all but the necessary
witnesses. And Mr. Evans,' who denies me
nothing, has consented to this. I only fear
that you will misconstrue me, and feel wocn
ded by my foolishness.' Mary looked grave
and surprised. 'lt is not for me - to dispute
your wmbes, Amy; she answered. . ‘. I cer
tainly 'should not have acted so hOwever
dear, mine would have been but
heart to graue a bridal, for I cannm. shake,off
wy fears for Araby.. So, lifter all, it is beat
as MI have bottled it.'
• The two girls. 'remained: -in conversation.
some time longer,!but-Mary had. lost the first
keenness of her anxiety for her friend.- . Her
'brother's illness premed on her...heavily; and
the tone.of calm determination with .which
the bride-elect diseuised her fetnrej prospects;
set her own fears and doubts at rest for the
The extreme anxiety.wnick his-mother and,
sister evinced abont the fad was not without,
foundation ; day after- day passed; in which.
.sympionis becitinelmore discouraging.. A
low lever hung about liim,and great tender
ness in one spirt n e ar. the apine.Remed•to
dicate that the injury he-bad. received Was
far snore serious . than had at first neen-imag-.
ined. Ml , (Nortorf, who_ bad . again taken up .
his sinode,with. 'them; as invaluable to. Mrs.
Sutherland, and nut only soOthedind-aintis
ed the poor patient during- the day, but night
after night, as his , iliness increased,' .adininis- .
. inedieities, smoothed his pillow, and
watched over hint ! with all the - affection of a
Ile' bad been eon fined to his bed tliree.' weeks
and' bad Sufferedutecli the last - few days - from
an is hscess forming yikr his. back, when Mary
was one. morning , called from . his room by
Aleck Laurence. • • ' -
. . ,
i look'dear: he ialk as she
entered the 'We shall have
you laid..up . next.[,' Why in the world can't
'your mother have a:nurse for Arthur'
He could not hear n'itranger, Aleek,dear,
mid very little ofthe fatigue tills upon me;
Mamma.and Mr. Nortim share it principally
between them. .I.4st night I -was .disturbed,
certainly; Tor I insisted Upon taking my turn,
and.sleeping in his diesling .room, to give.
slid his medicines "and drink. However,
might have had rest enongh,.. but I went in
to look at him sleeping ; and 0; Aleek ce
is s o chang e d and worn ! His face haunted
me; and .1 coultruet close my
The young arins
ly round her. • Yon' are such - a tender-heart:-
ed . piece - of goods, he said.; you Would
never.Sce his face es it is, btit exaggerate any
painful expresNionithere might be. Why, he
was always thin and pale, yon thew, and all
that kind of thing; I could see no alteration
last week. I see One in you thotigh 'you_
are wearing yourself'to death. - .GO and fetch .
your bon pet, and driverattiv,ith me" for an
hour or two; it will do yougood. -
had rather net,.A.leck dear ;• 1 hadifin
deed. lam so anxious and, wretched about
Arelly; that unless he were hettei• I couldnot
leave the house : it would 'do-rne no good:
Aleck's brow lowered, and he withdrew
kis'arin from her. Waist. 'All thisAtsuid ner
vOusness won't do l ins.any good,' he said.- 7
my opinion r yon are fretting yourself tat .
fiddlestriugs 4ouinothingilie'll get wed in
time, t 1 . Mr; Norton,' he continued in a
louder•voice, as cecil:lalf 'entered the room
and was again withdrawing-; 'just use your .
eloquence with -Mary',, will you I I Whin het
to d r ive: out. with Me: she does look so, ill,
and Inan't persuade her to leave &thug.'
mi'w4 . Mary knows he will not he neglected
at all events; an'swerutt %meat.- •
how very ill she was looking morning.
Take Air. advise,- Mies Su the • iii. Time air will •tefre'sh you I-140u sure your he •
aches ' . .
'ltdoes,' said. ••Mary; pressing her hand to
her. tengSles ; • though. I don't know how . you:
could toll that. , Well',Aleck, it seems ungra
cious to refuse yotV" I will 'go a short
• Then be otf ; will', bring the puny
round to the door:. .
'The side door, please, dear,' said - Mary,
running after him.rand then Akrchy wit not
be disturhethby the wheels. •
Aleck shruggiiii his shoulders somewhat
impatiently as he disappeared. .; - -
• Aleek will not' believe in poor Archy's
danger,' said Mary, sadly, as she returned;
'and tries to persuade me all will yet, be well.'
It is naturul for the young to be hopeful,
Miss Mary, and,one cannot see Mr. Lauren
63 ' S healthful elaAicity :and bloom without
feeling that his has'been a very- slight expe
rience of sickness:
•.Yeis thank God, ,dear Aleck kneWa of
suffering only by
.its name,' she answered.;
`yet even be must Lave been shocked had be
.seen Arehy's face as •Lsaw it last. night.'
'To me its beauty-.--I :mean its _inner and
heavenlYLeautp—shines more radiendy than
even_ !through the human wealdiess; and
should we grieve, dear - Miss Mary, if God. is
indeed purifying„'C4rough suffering; that:gen
tle-spirit . Mary novered her face with her
trembling hands. f I wish I could givevon
more 'of Any own feeling, dear. Miss Sutler
land,' he went ou ; 'not wore hope, but rath
er more trust; . Do notlet youiself dwelt so
constantly. upon the :future., .1 know it is
bard; but I think it is possible to leave that
ii, Goirs hands, and to belieVe that, however
we may - - sutler, the:beloved one will be ten
derly dealt with; and , taken home - whenever
the - tit - hour d.oes come, .by the • smoothest
road, and with, the geutleA - baud. : We are
both of us, a pleasure and a comfeit to.dear
Archy ; and that is.•• some consolation, - is 'it
not. I , t have' ust altered his position, mid.'
he seems inclined ,:to sleep To make you
quite easy (for you: must enjoy your ride, or
poor Mr. Laurence:, will be disappointed,) I
shall sit.outside his door till you ietinn. It
ie a little ajar, so I shall hear_ the slightest
moveineut.' . • •
Mary - looked up, There were teals in her
eyechut they had not fallen; awl her expres
sion was softened' and peaceful. Without
speaking, she extended her hand to Mr. Nor
ton as she was lasting the room, and he held
it for an instant. closely. in his own. •
Could she have looked back ten" minutes.
afterwards,'she would scarcely have recog
nized the man she bad left. The strong,
silent nature on . which she so unconsciously
leaned fur support, was iu. wild revolt agaitist
long-imposed restraint-the unspoken , !Oro
was, for the time, too great a burden to be
borne. As the carriage-wheels rolled asitty;
Ceeil Norton ceased' his hasty stride' across
the room ; and, throwing„himself into a chair,'
rocked w and fro as thoigh in bodily sutler
in... 'I can bear to see her happy,' be , mut
tereed ; I can still My besting heart, and. tor
get my anguish in'? her joy. - Bat, her tears,
and that look--that titeous look-thow eau'
I andUre that! o, Of the -power to °la."
her to my bosom to shield her / in my heart
of hearts!. Can not:soothe befinto stntls? t.
can I not read hoc thoughts when he dreams
not of them t does She not siswerto mytootts
and follow the lighteat guiding of air
But this is madness . I Away, Wild! dream.!
She has given her heare; dowered
, him 11 ;0
her love-.-' And tie lets th e room, repeating .
Volume 134hugo Sit
" And thou, 44duwoorte k
ono by isno tby- hope.* 4epart,.7-
rOslolute and *al.,: •
:0 fear Aotin 'l la b
And thou ' i know erifkinel
- Know how iablbigla.thkis 111..
To suffer, aad artgier_s•
The nest time Aletk' raturett4t4iikl(hir
Sutherlands a visit, it was to toting, thin dO.
news of Amy's wedding.-- Even: - heltiiiiita
been permitted to be present.; and
leaving an atfogionatamesvage fei'hef
in and her old schoolfellow; hadleff,h4tbotlik-----
without a direct farewell to &than '
felt sad and puzzled; atzleVilvAleCkelia' )
some face wore 'a look of depMasioir . L4l#
though the loss'of his old .. . playmates: atfeeti3d - t
him mole nearly - tban,most- - other thiigs . had
-the power to do. - - ; -
Let us look for Norton and `` oitr
he said, after they . . had been -sitting don"-
some titae. 4 We seem botifto Uve isyMpr
toms of the 'blues' this evening.' -*
• Yes, I thick yoh dit at last 'shire my antia
iety for Amy, in epije of your frienthhip for
Harry Evans. • I only wish twit 'von hat to
`ken vieivof the matter
- And whatla the world coura
done in itl I wish You would not
•y Abought tool''. - of yoir opinioir AUTO
11 ny onesitkise. I know that, aud slyt.toil on'a• •
herself.' . . 1,44
• TOld you whatt intorruiotal be ba ti.
' That she had taken no advice but . .7yiemr,; -,
If you had *chosen to use . your infltiottei Aleek
you might have prevented the -engagemeeti:
I don't know why she accepted hbn, I'm ittre4i
Weil, you are an odd giri„ltiryl Wha t
could bile have done better Snppose- he Itais
been a tittle bit wild, mid led-e.gay p life,#
only . what,every man, of fortune 00, - •
He's not a bad-looking l'elloir; Sald 'he
et., which you women think -a • Maia-
-will have ,a .handsome set-en 4
everything she can wish- .for - Whet: - .-tke
deutse would you want more - „ .
!. Never mind Aleck dear: ;.I :thrtei
make you understand what-:l.'. mean.. Itet',us
gdinto the . libraTt ' '
They found. r. No Attar,.
Arch:. ha saitioisAtey
tered. 6 She has Leonjust e ug e 4
of news.: I had no idea Mies Laurence 'was le
be married so soon:
‘lt g ,hes.beeu a very s u dden ` thing, elthvith- : [
ef:.auswered Mary:. ,
'Aleck who was walking, restle;sip
thci room, interrupted: her, I should.44k,fej
see Arthur to-niglit4'lle . said, 09744 Wilk
he is well enough - • ,
Mary looked... pleased, AlSOk'hed weertif
to her strangel indifferent, her othiAk
sufferings ; auds-this was the , first-tiMe.bS,lii/J„..„
hiint4lf prof owl to pay ths sick tee,o-alip,,,
turning to Cecil. -
`.l am tura Afeby irili .
wall 31r. LAUT . enur
Las seemed's° pOrly to-day that,he silt -
easily fatigued.: . You bad bettor
door at once,' be. added , ; Mrs. ..,S - utinglattd: y
is thOre and will hit you in.'
3 Ile loss of you friend 1a made 101 l lOW
grave, Miss Mary, said,Ceicil;as Aleck`-)eft
the room. • Youluive kno4iir e4 - othet' Air
many years, I think'
.-,. _ .
, yes ;„ and I cannot feel at all satisfitxl,about
this marriage. _ Perhaps.; am yrejadieekfe! ,
I nevecUked Mr. Evans.' . ; , . .
• ItWn imagine that. his minuets aid ellff'...;'
versation Would be , distasteful to:you: Yotir - -
friend - thinks differently, you see,' his:: -added
&wiling. . ' . ' -._. -.,
• I wish I was lON that heliadAmt 'See
tion, with her vows of fidelity, she said: sad.
ly, half to . herself.- 1 - , ~ - ,
4 if there is any doubt of; that, you bars _ •
indeed cause for . regret and anxiety.::but I, ,
had thought so highly of Misa Lauranceos-
There is a womanly dignity,abbat. her which . -
forbids one to supeost -
-, I , ' -
` 0! do not tulle* Aniy.t I haig,fottad
her only too - noble and and selt.forgettirtg.. 7 -
But there itA Mystery. . about this marriage
which I cannot fathom. I ought. net .td
have spoken of it so thoughtlessly, ,bet li7 .
wade Me unhappy.' . -
.. 7 ( .- ,
4 / do not WOOtior at that:- he aniiren , et; . '
gravely. • The very possibklitY it snob a -
p arriage must lie strange ; and painful:to , ,
you, " , _ - ' - " ..t -:
` I ens so glad yon my so ; , for it is—lt .4,..-
indeedit altogether ;muds me.- llowevei,
it is all over now beyond the hope of remedy
and I supp ose! must thinker it-as little ascan
,- - - . - I/
They, sat fore minute or "two in sill nctend- ",
then Mary .passed, through the , balcony t into
the garden. Cecil leant _forward to watch
tier as diiappeared amongst the trees.. i IN . 4
spirit,' be said, • bow shouid'st „Mos ka0", , ./.!,
ought of the world'e sorded - baseness . I- - e.. _
thee all that is gross and mean. ma ll -
seem strange! , 0, for the p‘iniertagild end
guard th I' He was lost .in thou Idea ~
Luring. as is his. wont what srMild/ be hem.:
future lot, ic, es 'it, cry apparentlyilretit th ie '
garden, made bitn start to his/fee ii.. Hastily •
passing down the ,steps, he yrossed.the !WO. -
to where he k i was lifery`i / favoritirretteat
—a tingled s übbery, skil.o4 the garden pa -
one side, anti. ow strewn / thickly : . with the.
decaying leav - She:wati. arenehieg-amoni . .
`them.: 'O, r., Nottet‘' lithe- ailed, as hi - -
came up,' look hOey, lilt- really dead 1... Pr:, -.,
- It was such a gsetiecreatuee I'
. He looked dOio. . - ,A; white kittowi; 160,V
latest pet, lay'upon the leaves =at her-ft:.-.,
It might hate been sleeping, but that theloair
soft hair round the throat ale ell ruffled la -
stained with Moo& - t ---- - .-' = - -i.
4 1 sin afraid it has-beau killed' by 4 , dat o l
, - - , _ .. . .. .
Wit he. ~-
' / I Then it must have been AVataii -I ' , •= . -Vcor - ' -
little creature,l remember how it used' :to • •
- cling tome when the, dog tatneeia.-- :I Wei .1.
often felt its cluttering-with terror.':: . '.. - :
Mr..Nortot !Mid tt - up k and. laid 4 1 44 4 1 7
on , her lap. • 1 / will tale` it ,itt: doom' , abi
said ' s PohliPs it is tut .oitito 404 1 ,- ~., - i -...,, t
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