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BY STO I NEr i LLf JAC4.spNi , - • 1
Written while an artillery officer in Ate*ico.
The tattoo beats, the likbtal'ilre; k6ne;,s.,
Th 4 Quip rirOundin slumber heal
The Right with solemn paCe 'Moves
• The,shadostrs thieltbn'thi.the
But €lCep my weary eyeiltittlt
And sad , uneasy thoughts arise.
J think of thee,'o dearest o
.Whose love my early Me bath blest,
Of thee—of hint-Ottr baby one,
Who slninbera gentle breast,
God of tlintender,drail and lone, •
Oh, guard the tender sletper's refit:
And hover gently; 'lnver near,
To her whose watchful eye is-wet,
To mother, wife—the doubly
Ind hnse young' heart hav,e freshly met
Two streams of love, soslegp_a,pd clear , ,
And aiheq . „4.r diloopi* . tkijit .g o t irci
Nov; while she kneels before thy throne;
Oh!. teach her, Ruler oflthe ski* ,
That Allike s kTAYWest A phne
•Enittli 4jgtillealtlttwerrii filll or rise,
140 tear is wept to thee unknown,
No hair is lost, no sparrtivii dies—
That thou canst stay.o.9 r n thless..ttands
Of :dark diaea.lß.!-Alttoo lirpyte*ln. I
That.only by thy stern co mands
The battle's lost—the solder
That from the distant aea or land
Thon brings the wlfntlprtr: Ilbffe"
• And *lien gpo her
Her tear-wet cheek is sadly prest,
May happier visions beam upon
The,hriglijt Opt, trgpgot t igr breaqt.
No troWning look or ingry tone
I),,istgrh the. Tjbait pt. 'hgeir,esi
t • ,
Whiiievir tad oseff4rnis fn Oiv,
0 arar passion almost wild !
JEOfittY,:AY htyrY 0 14741
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non k , *erv. nire etttry b.
0 God, protect my wife and childi
OtttirS'fillSTstr IPR 'I
BY ELIZABETH kaiL.6
11OLLY was dustin,g,the raving : 4mm,
11 with bei aii3; l l,l
under a jaunty little sweeping ; cap l ,and i
her small iefiblifeif litY j ry bik)ista
- gloves to . pptect,.thern flow the dust.—
She had opened the window to lei the
fresh morning air t9id• Was leaning
out to enjoy it,"when her cousin Rob ran
down the irelielin 2 hia- y Wiclultit
Jane was washing the steps, and ; a 3 he
came down' she looked in at the basement
. window where the nook was standing,
and they both tittered. ROL) Idoked' at
Dolly with a very red and angry fac,e,,
and 'shook his 6E. at. her: threateningly. t
• "Dolly Sanford,.you'll get your pay for
that yet ; youLhak better believe it," he
Dolly onlylsaighed ; she was"not at all
frightened by Rob's . threat's, and • then
just, at that moment Murk yanderhuYten
passed by, and drove it all out of 'her.
mind. Forshe was a little dismayedfor
an4:istant,' that i
he should see
. her lFt:
sweeping-cap --Mark Vanderhuyten who
was such an exquisite I He would be so
mortified to know' that she swept and
Bast 1. She (elt an itnpulsu to shrink
hack out of sight, but! the sturdy little
pride that was in her ea l ine tip her aid
;the next moment, and leaned forth
and bude him good 'mnrning with. a, gay
nonchalance. As for him, he looked at
the clp. and the gloves land, the big dust
er her hands, with a simple smile, half
surprised and half amazed.
"Justilike him,' said' Dolly, angrily.
"Another man might not have noticed
at all. The cap' isree , very becoming."
This with a glance in the mirror. "Ned
J4rvis, now, would ha-ve thought it a- new
fasiihrwd breakfast-cap, and complimen
ted hie upon it; but Mark; 'I verily be,
111 , ., knows the fashions for adies bet
br than I do. How' li' do d4test .dan
And to give, emphasis. to thil3 13'4 re-;
mirk. Dolly Made 'her dastiirfly 'minds=
But for some unexplainable reason,
two Or three times before her dustingseAB Gniahed she went, and loked , in the
mirror, to see just- flow bid ± that cap
; and shewas 1.19 t a v,4,in girl eith
S) it happened. ,
illiat , Aßob 'and. -his
‘q , ings and threatnings vanished entire
ly from her mink But 1r DAV; if you
could only haVe known 1 . -
It sh's dignity had -been sore wounded.
In all her jokes—and j ibe was continually
tray i tig them wif,lical her - cousins-444
liul never flinched hi at so' refider`a
Pvil. "It was the silliest Ching and the
nif.auest thing he ever heard of, and .ev
.the hot*, down to his three
Fear old brother Dick, , knew it ;".. and in
'',` i , most heart he recorded a vow to be
rer.'nZed. This was Dolly's offence ; 'Rob
liad nearly completed his sixteenth year
with!.nt the slightest' particle, of , down
I ) ‘vio,7, manifested itsef upon lip or chin
11; 4nd his friend Jack libtirton, who was
I,Obteon, was, in the male situation. '' It
1148 not known that either of them *as
"esuonden t from this cause, until the - day
h-fore Dolly had discovered, securely bid
a "3 7 in Rob's room, a 4mysterious' look
-I'l2 hot. whose contents were announced
neon the cover, "to 'procure luxuriant
whiskers upon thn smoothest face, in a
Au meriously short 'space, of finite The.
I was evidently new and' I untaaeheai
and by a' strange spine denee J,sok Huh
bit non was invited to - '. end that night
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'lith ROW, elly' hi diyu - l gei the se : eiei
I tOitii'a Mother,
and: One' of the children
VaikiVerheitid it: ''''itoree i r than that, she
had tient Jane up to the :young: gentle
-nien.seroo_nr. with 'shaving Water iii. the
naorning, . _ .
There' Was 'a continual playing, of, tricks
in the house s ; algid„ AO. Jives soloften the
aggresier„.that all his brothers ; ;were de. 7
lighted with au:opporttinitY; to. tease, hiin,
and his:sufferings; taking. the' Children's
persecutions and, the . tittering of 'th'e'ser,...
vents together; had not been slight.
$6, though the sight of Mark ITandef-;
huyten - drove her little joke entirely out
_herxiiiiid, tie memory 'by 'DO naeatia
departed - fpm ;, Rob's:. He too, _ had aeon
Mr, iVanderhuyten; . and the' sight .had
•suddenlyinspired him with a project for
oplegilid revenge upon Dolly. But
weeks and months Went; bY, . and` Mlly,
it sheover gave.a thought f;, Rob's threats
Aeoideck tha,Pshe ninst pave forgotten all
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The first of 'April—the boys gala clay
'L—citme and went, and the usual number
_13.( stnalljO r kes were,prpetrated, but Reb
'o4Assiii6re quiet and' dignified than ever
before. "He was growing out of his mis
cyevous ways," his Inother, remarked,
Withrplolrgratification ;_"and 'Dolly,teo,
milks 'lot wing.quiet, and , Seneiblklind'wns
not putting the boys up to so many tricks
as.she used to."
The next shy, Doily received ) a letter
L addressedin4laiklrindelhnyfela's hand
writing. She knelt it at •once, because
he had several _times sent her a note in
viting her to
,go Opaewhere , witlkhina';
indeed tiV .• tadt often' dOti t e , so., beWejae
etirabi4iaa, tri lie y . was distantly con
nected with the family', and they had
been 'lff;.eryitrocidi.friends as -, girliend $0•5i:';:; - .t.'
But since he 'ladle tn nuf ,frxt, m Europe,
and came fitOpossessien o r his fortune,
and grown o be such . a lion, altogether,
he lad ; rather neglected her. , H.ewae
alWays deviating- himself to .one 'Or' the
other of the populdr belles, and rumor
was continually engeging a t4 to this one
or that. •
la El4 , was , altogether removed frinif her
_humble sphere, Deilly - Said to herself.--
Nevertheless, he did call on her quite of
ten, and had
_once invited her to a con-,
eert, but she refused the invitation, pith
outlniking any excu se. The reason was
'as - she told her aunt," that - "he had grown
Iso conceited than she couldn't endure
-him." And when her aunt said :
' But you used lo like him, Dolly !"
,flushed a little, and' said with rather
tilinecessary . .viin :'
- ''Well, I pit about detest 'him now,
aunty I" 1 '
1 ; Mark had-. never repeated the in vita
tion so it was rather a surprise to Dolly
his writing. But how much more sur
prised when she began to read.
.! ; ' It , was
a bona' fide loVe-leiter, and just such a
onls as she would • have expected Mark
Vanderhiyten to write, though perhaps
rather, more ; earnest . . and impassioned
than it had seemed posinble for him to be.
He had loved her all his life, he said,
thOugh until h ..• went away he had not
realized that his affection was other than
a brotherly ore. ' Now that .he had as
sociated with so many brilliant women
of the world, he realized how incompar
ably superior she was, and also how firm•
ty his heart had fixed itself upon her.—
He knew that he was not worthy of her;
out could shelnot give him a little hope ?
He could bear waiting waiting if he might be
'sure ot . one day calling her his wife.,
.Dolly. read On the 'solitude of 'her bwn
.room. wi'll the door securely locked
against all intrudere-i-read it over and
over again, as if its meaning would never
'grow plain to her. ,; , • '
. Whee she had read'it ' long enough to
commit it to memory : she tossed it aside
-witka little seornful laiigh, and then, tor
some unaccountable reasuji i she dropped
her head en her hands and indulgectin
a good al. ' 1 ' I
Mr. Mark Vanderhuyten was' in his
rooms at the B—House., . Very luxeri
oda rooms they were, and \ the gentleman ,
himsOf had . a very, lazy, a me nd luxuriant
air, as he reclined with his feet at a con
siderable greater elevation than his head„ i
and .a 'fragrant cigar between .his lips.--
He'had been out very late at a succession 1
of _receptions the night 'befpre, and. had
Only ! just breakfasted, , though it was
nearly twelve o'clock. ' A pile of: letters
which the postman had _ brought,' hours
before, lay untOnched ' upon the table.--
Suddenly,glaticinga,t them, Mark caught
sight of a smaller envelope than the' rest,
direc i Ted hi a lady's and, and one which
he did not recognize. He tore it open,
and Iglancediat .the signature—" Dolly
SanfOrd." : -
. 'lhat in the natne of .Idt that is won
derf I is Dolly Sanford writing to me
for?' he ejaculated.
His, m nohchalent air - vanished, ,and
aniaieent became 'depicted on his coun
te \ nance ad he read
"Your letter has' surprised me More
than can eay. I 'used b 3 'think, in the
old Mmes, when we sere boy and, girl to
gather that you liked tile . ; of late I have
thou lit you were utterly iodifferen rto
.the: 1 was `so rry ta-believethat, 'but' not
so, so yai I 'Pm, to linow-. that. you ; love
me: • 1 Fur
.I cann i ot tie--!never coals be
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*jfe.z, I.::kndtv this, 01'bela
OinftneOt' tO- you, at fiist.,bUt I 'cahoot .
helo - thinithicr . ii,hat your feelitig for int is
pagato g !an cy ; how cap ]yOu care
so much _ fk..001) a plain. matter -of: fact
little*.,4.oy, so Ornlike.yoUr : , : friends ?
I am sure that 'the time will .come
a.ill think ine'for't,i4iUg''uo.',
Y stall be yonr . Siocere friend=if:.you Brill
Mr. Mark :Vanderll ny ten felt like pi n ch
ng himself ,to See .if, he were really Mark
, - 4 911 lettt:r..l- r -some fool's confoundeely
silly, jOke l*!.he exclaimed.: 4,,hd then•he
remembered that it must havp been .writ
ten on "Aprilstool's day," and .he won
dered that Polly had uotnoticed it—poor
iittlePolly, whose wits had been so scat
tered by, burprise that it had not once oc•
curro to tier.
• . .
But lbove and beyond his 4 - nger to the,
perpetrator, of the jeke, Mark was con
scious of a, yiery strong .sense:, of surprise
and 'Chagrin.: , .
Dolly Sanfor4 !, Li
wouldn't hae him t
who; had , neither; beauty ,Tior
rOrtune„Whatu' he had often. pitied be
canse 'she was.a dependent in her uncle's
Camily,-whe're -her busy feeti And willing
hands werelijWays,at the service of that
,great rough. bOys.
neier..ekeiLin the days when he had had
liki,ng for her , entertained the
Ipas a t.idea of ;marrying ; but, that she
lam*: Object".o such an arrangement;
01L i nking wish it, truly an as.
aisliAng f thing , For Dolly . Sanford to
r,ejeCt hin - i,,when was \ sue that not
one,of. th,erieigning belles of the season
ivould'Sayliitnnay I, ••
• ,pretVwas,riot wrong' in regard to Mr.
Vatiderh'uyte:n'a conceit, you see. •
Was; very "potictlited—a fault 'not altogeth
pr;foreigu to,,his 'sex, in general—but I
am:obliged to confess that hiS lady friends
here iu , a
,gi.etit ,measure responsible for
if, Ile was richand handsome, had very.
.ele,gantlxtaiiiiers, and could: make him
-8.11 *eryligre*le—When ch .se to (. 7 0
and yonng ladies fluttered about. him
,that they felt very much
'flattered,' ky . .i k is„ attention, and . tuammas
were nieneeessarily polite to him:
San ford ! Mark could not grt
her out of his mind ; he let his ; cigar go
out,7ltrid lais horse wait, all saddled at the
door, while he: read: his letter over and
over —almost- as many times ''as she had
',"Poor little 'thing! I should think she
would be; glad to marry anybody that
ociuld take good care of her; and get her
away from that place, where they make
such a drudge of her. She's a nice wo
manlylittle thing, though not much
like the average society yoting lady. I'
suppose She wouldn't marry a fellow un
less she really l / 4 liked Wm:, And Mr.
Vanderhpyten heaving a little sigh—for
what reason I . cannot imagine, unless he
felt suddenly that it would.be rather. nice
to be "really liked" by such : a girl.
"Uncommonly nice little thing!" ne
went on reflectively. "But :she has rath-•
.er taking ways ; don't believe the're put
on either. She's fresh and ibrigliti like a
daisy, too, co powder nor rogue, nor any
thing of, that, sort, She lOoked almost
pretty that morning last . winter in that.
.hurrid cap that would have, mac p a guy
of any other woman." •
Altogether, -larger grew the sum of
her' periections us 'Mark reflected upon
them, and the sting of wounded pride
seemed to grOw keener in proportion.
She had rejected him, flintily and de
cisively rejected him. To. be sure he
didn't want to marry her, he had never
proposed to her or thought, of doing such
'a thing; , but still it wasn't? pleasant to
know, for certain, that ehe wouldn't
have hint. He mounted 'his horse •and
rode briskly off, trusting to; the air and
exercise to get"all that nonsense out *of
his head!' But,. strange' to:say, he came
back `stiltthiniting of 'Dolly:Sanford, arc.i
in a frame of mind, which ;showed OM
there was something of
and manliness beneath hie conceit, for
this-ls ',what , he , said to himself as he'
eprang front his .horse : ,
b'l don't know why in ;the world
should Suppose that she would marry
me. I'tn a -Confounded coxcomb . arid
that's the truth !"
TWo or three weeks- later he met her. .
At a patty. It was the Arai time:he had
met her since, he teceived ;the letter rig'
which sh'e declined 'the honOr of his hand
tied she discovered 'that she hud been
the victim of ;a jokel? he wiidered.
One glance at her face as she greeted
him told him that she - had not, She was
frank and friendly, as altvar, though
with the faintest shade of cinistraint,and
he fancied, a trace of pity fOr him in her
. I~ie hal opportunity only fora word of
greeting, for Dolly, if sh'e was mita belle,
was not without her attractions, and to
night had quite a little court of her own
about her, 'foreitioat in which was Ned
Jarvis, a young
_gentleman for whom
Mirk hid no great liking.' On this'oc,
clown he assumed an .air 'proprietor-
Alp over Dolly which was exceedingly
saggravatink to Mark for ,sottie realm,
which be did not himself' quite ander-
lie was gloomy and absent minied, - to
the ; intense dissatisfaction of Miss Laura
Panshawe, a, brilliant belle to . whom,lie
had 'devoted himself of lafe. That lady .
noticed thiit his eyes waodered very rm..:
qUent in the direction of Dolly; and:re-
MarkPd, at last—witb a, gleam in her
own. that Mark did not see : 'Mr. Jarvis
seemed determined to entirelymononolw
Kiss Saiiford;, already. And she never
h'ad so many' admirers.
ways makes, an object attrittive to you
gentlepan tef know that it is out of your
reach." 1. - •
"I don't understand you,7 said Mark,
bluntly. "Do you mean to imply "that
Mr. Jarvis has a. right to monopolize Miss
Shuford ?”. ' t: •
, "0, don't speak so loud, Please; lam
not sure that'it is' Public yet, but I haxe,
been told_on very, good'
they are engaged." 1 ,
Mark tugged fiercely at his moustache.
and stalked away, With scarcely, a word
of apology .
Engaged to; Ned Jarvis!. Well, why
not'?. Ned ilia respectible,well-cOnnect
ed; had plenty of money. - ;Of course it
would be an excellent thinglor her. He
would haVe been 'glad to ;hear.,. of it a
month ego, Mark _said. to = liimself„tkad
wondered% wbat had cliiinged him' in:
would- shake off this 'ridiculous feeling,'
and congratulate her.frankly, as he ought
to do. ' .r.
, But it was not so easy .to ,fipd an op- .
portunity to do that. ,She evidently pre
ferred to avoid - bin); - But. at lad late in
the evening,.he succeed in _securing her
hand fur a dance, and aftertvards in lead
ing her into, a deserted nook of the
brar,v, to rest, Dolly w,as a Jittle shy..and
re aired; when she found herself aloue
"I suppose I may be alloied . . to con
atu:ate you ?" he said, abruptly. .
"C ingrai ulate me ?" said Dolly, inter
rogatively, with innocent Ode.
"Perhapait is a secret—but • l have just
been (old that you were engaged to Ned
• Who could. have, told ycitv that ? En
gaged to 'Mr. Jarvis 1. No, 'indeed !" said
I:1611y, with her cheeks in *flame.
And then—be never quite knew how,
he surely had not - nieant tiD do it—Mark
found hitnself pouring forth the story of
his love, in the most iinpa.ssioned man' ,
.ner and even forgettineLittneelf, that he
was not the author of the letter.
And Dolly listened with' a feeling—of
Which she had more than half conscious'
of before-- - struggling fiercely with what
she called her "reason" and her "pride."
"I can't take that ‘no"-. for mranswer,
Dolly ! 'You must—gnu will give me a
better one, dear he pleaded.
"J. can't—l don't quite know-'—you
must give me time tai think, perhapS an- 1
other time," stammered poor Dolly,want-:
iiag to yield and determined, not to.
And just then to her great relief,
appeared -to claim lac r for, a promised
dance. And Mkk saw her no more that
night. , •
Dolly was dusting again the next mor
ning. She was hot exactly a"drudge,"
but she had a certain round of duties
that must .be gone through with, even
though the night 'had brought more
"counsel" than- sleep, and ."reason"' had
been utterly vanished"bv lope. The mor
ning's post had brought her another fer
ventappeal from" Mark, .and Dolly had
resolved that her lips shotild, no . longer
say nay while her heart Said yes. She
was dusting Rob's room, Wand trying to
bring order nut of the - inevitable school•
boy chaos. Some loose slips . of paper
'bad slipped down ' behind'.:Rob's writing
desk. She glanced carelessly at them as
she picked them up.- carelessly, and then .
attentively, :with a :list beating heart.
It was evidently an.. attempt toPtopy
l;omebody's hand writing ; certain' letters
were made over' and, over .agein ; in the
first of them she: rectvized. -Rob'ahand,
at once, but, by and-byi they, began': o
look astonishingly iike..Mark'sl Then
she came to a. note ofinvistation that hsd
been written by Mark . ; t4i .her lont ago,
and which had evidently', seryed lor
copy ; and, finally r -pcior Dolly, it tieein 7 ,
ed if a cold, cold,hand ,vitere . Clutching
her heart,,as she ,loked—* letter which
was the exact fac.iimile of the_ one she
had received, except. _for certain emigres
and repetitions` where the letter bal not
seemed tolmtisfactorily imitate the, copy.
When Rob came home from school she,
met: him in the door,, with a face so set
and white that he asked it once , if she'
had seen a ghost.
.Dolly held' the paper
out to him.
"R..b, did,you do that?--did you.write
that letter to me, and sign Mark•Vand•
erlinyten's name ?" she said, ,as if lin.,
ploring*him to deny it.-
"Why,. yes, ot course. , You weren't
green. enough to believe it ? Wasn't; it
as good a joke as ever you ;played on mei
old lady ?•and didn't I tell you rd
Y(- A. look at Dolly_s O ppediktru., , • •
"lint,l say, DA : I'm,,,sorry if it got
you into trouble, you knowl I. ; .photig4
you'd' find Out. that -'twila joker—you
might. hate known by fhe date!-: -
But 'Dolly was out of hearing. She
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had rushed uti - to her room; and thrown
.herself on thebed, in a passion of iveep-,
ing. It seemed io her that the humilia-'
tion was too bitter to be borne. And
how noble, how - chivalrous' he had been't
Row great a sacrifice he had, been
to save her from the sting
of wounded pride I
An hour later, - moved by .a , sudden
termination, Dolly Went down stairs; and
annoLnced to her aunt.her intention of
going, at onee, up into, the country ptit
her uncle john's, to Spend ,the summer.
khad been arrangeethat she shou4
in . June, width's. was' only a Mouth earl
her, and alter along 'argument she suc
ceeded in convincing her aunt that them .
was a reason—though a secret. One—foy,
her sudden freak; awl she was,allowed, t4l,
go. Perhaps Doily's entreaty 'Mark
Vanderhiiteh should, On - no account, he
allowed to discover her whereabouts enj
lightened her aunt a little as th the cause
of Dully's sudden flight.
Before she went , --on that Very, niaht-A
Dolly wrote - Hark a' little note,
him of her 'discovery, giving ,ti cold mot
final ‘130," as to his% proposal, and for 4
b.dding his seeking her again
Ah, that was a long summer to
I. The country bad lost its ,charrif. There
was no•delight in the - clear fresltair ' nor'
the. woods; 'nor the -shady coiintry roade:
Life was a hard sod dreary 'thing,. She:
It was October and heruncle's family,
'were settled in- toWn again, before she
vent back. -Arnorig the bitti of news id t
her last letter troni , lfer aunt had been)
'this item : ;will be surprised' to,
hear that. dark YanderhuYten has
all his I don't' know exactly, how
but I think unfortunate speculations',
think. He'bears Win a very manly and)-
brave way—you know I always ;told yoni
that there was a great deal more of hit i
. than you seemed to think—und be hat
;taken a poaition as clerk in his uncles.
store. He looked a little doinhearted;
but not so much 'so as' he when Your
went away. 'I think-he`-really keit you,i't
Dolly, and you were a,.yery foolish girl..] r
as it has tinned oat, it was, elk
for the b est.' . ,' mm
"All for the heat" because he was poor I',
Dolly said a hat over to herself with' at
thrill of indignation, while the cars were.
'whirling her rapidly homeward. But
what if her aunt was right, in orie thing s :
and he - had really liked" her after all - ,?„
"Aud I should he a better wife f o r
him thin Laura Farishawe o any *of
theint' she said , :to; herself, n tautly.
But tie did not' come e her.' She.
had been at home a wee efore she saw),
Then, she met him in V the Street;
and he turned
. and walked home with '
her. . They talked of 'cOmmon-place mat
s ters, like ordinary acquaintances, until,
just before they reached Ihe door, he said'
in his old abrupt Way :
- "Di lly, if you ran away from me he
cause you thought I didn't love4you, you,
made a ter great mistake. l should'
have found but very soon that you were ,
the only woman in the world to me, if ,
that letter hadn't helped me 10 it. You.,
will burely believe me, .now that I am too.
poor to have an, right to ask any woman ,
to marry me."
Dolly heSitated, with a deep flush, and
down-dropped eyes. '
.you 'know ? Uncle,
Julius died last spring in California, and
lett me - twenty thousand dollars—" And .
then dolly thought she had said.enoughiQ
And I think.that I have..
.The other morning when a rawboned,
stranger was pacing, up Broadway he was
accosted bva chronic old beggar who,
whined al i t :
.if hav`r been sick for'. twenty-two
years!" , '•
"Woosh but ..that's tough !" replied:
the strange r, ns hd cattle to a halt. Whit I
see* to be ule !eliding binutilaint ?" • '
"Fever' at,re, sir." ''•
"Fever sore! Why, you've juit•erndkfl
my: fituily.. My.late, wife had fever ade
for.eleve►r B:traigl3 years." ,
"And I want a. mone y bay
medic!ni:,4laid The beggar. • =' ' •
No use in iloctorite," replied.
Stranger: ..'•We doctored Sarah-Ann andi
doctored and doctored, and we jest throe:.
money away. I spitt pv,er t 3,000 trying
to'cure that fever. sore,, and she died ow
me just at harvest time ; when • I was in
the worst muss in the worlds
"Only five cents, sir,". urged the beg-_:
gar. • . , • .
!,Five,cents is , nothing. It isn't the
nuiney I care for ; it's holding out Also
hopei to you. • I tell :you that you can't
be cured, and you'd better stop feeding,
the ductorr. What you want is rest. G 0. ,.
out and buy you a nice country residence
I stock it with nice things, buy you a span,
of spanking nice hordes,and take comfort .
while you can ; for you are just as sure
to turn up your toes on account of that
leg, as -you are sure that you see me
Don't fool, away. any more money. 't, had
one in the' family, and I,know whiA:rfa
Trowsenrobtained on °Mit us
es of trust.
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