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HOME CQ 3 II-11(i‘
When brothers !este the 'Old b6rtlisti)OO
And go;each,?a., nePera te
We think, ag we go on 'Edon e • • •
Along our.pathway,-day'biday, '
Of olden scenes and faces dear,
Of voices that we mss so much,
And memory brings thoalrent:tinar,
Until We' almost 'teel,the touch
of loving hands, and htfar, once more,
The dear Old voices. ringing out, !'
As in the hippy Utile ot•yorn,
Ere life had caught a shade of 'doubt.
If you`shoulo.',Place against'. Your. ear •
The shell you plundered from'Ae sea,
Down in 14-hidden heart you'd bear • ,
loye,,end tender inelody,
A murinurzof the rekiess tide,
And, though longings be denied,
The kee'ps singing of the sea,.' . '
And soinetimeswiten old memories kikrong,
Like ghosts, the chambereof our soUls,
We feel the yearning, deep and exong,
A longing we cannoti control,
To lay our cares and busin,
To seek :t•he old familiar ways,
And cross, home's threshold, and sit down
With comrades of our earlier days.
For, though our , paths are sm:dered wide,
We feel that we are brothel's yet,
And by and by we turn aside
From hurrying care , and worldly fret,
And each one wanders baCit-to ineet
His, brother by the,hearth of• home ;
.1 think the meeting hi More sweet
BeCause se far and wide we r t atti. -
WO crostithe leugthened)ridge f years,
Meet out stretched .ha *4114 knees true ;
The silent eloquence of teara,
Speaks welcome that no words can do.
But t,h, the meetings hold regret !
The Sad, sad story, oftemold,
Of bands that ours have Ohen met,
Close folded under churchyard mould,
Of eyes that mini into our. own,
Closed in the dreamless'sleep of
A sweeter rest was never known
Than theirs, beneath the gmve's. white sad.
A tender thought for thent to•night;'. "
A tripate tear , from memory
Beneath their covering of white
Sweet may , their dreatnless slumber be.
mopNTAl.N:imAsppopi l NG.: . ,
BY ELEANOR KIRKE.
OR, SEVERAL -Nears ,
.alittle log Cab . - -
.12 in the Adirtinilitaks had but two
tenants. .Joe Fenton, the pioneer,a - man
of, some means—for certain reasons • a
goad deal out of the elbows ,with the ,
world '..generally—bad , coe ripA - this
clearing in the valley. and j deterrnqied - -to
build,him . a house and 'enjoy hiniseltaf .
ter hiS own
.fashion. Porlone season he
had 'field undisturbed possession. th . ,
ttex.t year,' early. in June, a traveler . beg.
ged a nigiit's, lodging. This chance ,ac
quaintance .ended, in — the -gentleman .
spending season 'after. season -in the dame
place. • Indeed, he came to
.the : . hut, at
the first indication-of- spring- weathei,and:
left it late, always vizaiti i iig to bei,,dtiven
ntT by the snow. He *are hiS nitine as,
Rex Haughton ' and •WaS a bandsonie' ' stal.
wart man of thirty five or "thereahou4,
of rare intelligence and .. Oult ure. -: Joe
Feliton'S early - educotiOn had been neg . -
k-Cied, bat he. .had • traveled extensively,
aad. had picked•up by observation: a 'Won'
litlrful variety of infVfmation, .and al
. though a'profound. hater. of the . world
a4 , d its follies;-was
_nevertheless -a geiiial
f:anipanion'and.a:.true friend. Tao wo-i
men situated-as - these . two 'men. were,
would bare hinged .'to exchange -- cOnfi- .,
(lea c..;-. N ot
. so with these.' . kitch': . ktiew
t!:at the . .Other had -- experienced - :some .
blas . ing sorrow, but; never directlylor in-..
directly had' ihere been the Slight , ...S a 1.,.
Inston to the causes rendering this yearly
+1:le the only._endurabl:' way Of mating
jug. existence. lii :temperamO'nt,..4sfici...
eitis in, and personal: aupearaneilbeie - two..
men were entirely: Unlike.. ' - ReX was, t4li;,
datk, 'it ith cleft cuti„.aristocrapic features,
awl a grace ,of ::manner - which ...di:irked
hint well ' b 6 :11i..- - In . . oeech, and' geO!..orre
10. was quieti'and almost '; laiy; ili i ,s:‘* . ords
were tipped over ~ each otber y u.nd:.- 7 .:04.e .
in v.ariably.Wil/ 'ohoi3e u.. , Itis eon verOti!Or....
sia.wed profotioU.thonght, - and; •a.'..Clear
• „. -
.. , ,
' I ecOutiMV:'
iatlghi MO political - - , ~'''
il. had read.nina4:4l.l(i.;,tliougiii'More,',-,-
.Le was .shorti light, of a
gain' temperaMent, And; never:_' quite_ 4.,
rw6f . Thkse naeti had, but .one.:, point . ....ot , :
r..t.in . i , htlief„...-.111 both, firmneas :11.4446..;::
N(.l-iiA to 'dogLred.ohstiiiitci..-:.:TherY:--bad
lairktql out their.path 8 ,In
~ fit,..- j ii4 ihiiSe
pathii they would' stiek. to: . They led -- to
si)eutl isulatioir -and •Ainite - ,ifility froth-.WO:.
br tbe•Dast few . , seaeoms the' trail lead.
ing past their but iad
,_be i gp a good' deal
sriveled. aud - not.a few ladies had passeo
and. looked These : were
11 , -ilively and; rudely ignored- by . ' our
l ioiwk , epers.. lady„ liitle:bePina,-.
'Tr party. hact once l stepind - in front of
iiwir hut, and ugly/Ike& lio v far.it. was to
tl; `' Mail) frail, . .3ex did
fri ,, u his -booii, 43 he amtweredf alrn9!t,
"A mile and - a half south." 'Ner, did
he cast ,a single 'glance at her - retiring
figure:: `Jde, who was rubbiog up his
fishing tackle inside, appeared - ,at the
door after she was' out of sight, with au
expression of disgust on honest fea
tureaixpilossitile.tO.describe. • .
•it *Older She' had invited lie4o#
"I-was thinking Of that myself," drawl,
ed Rex; ata then' the' , subject was drop
ped. .Joe apparently had but• one desire
in life ; that vas to tiie himself ,out so
thoroughly in the day' that he could sleep
soundly at , riight., For this reason he
. alWays , cooked . the deer • as well as
hunted An indeseribable wretchedness
invariably came ‘upon ;him as soon .fts . .he
Was,at rest.: Rei,'On the . contrary, drew
all•his happiness from solitude 'and `per
fect - rest. Jl4:fished, roder-and
tramped; bectimse he knew that - his health
. would suffer Without the exercise; but to\,
be quite; alone . with nature was : his chief
desire. He had, some hopes that this,
the kindest of mothers, would ultimately
turn mita, whole Man; forle- thoroughly
realiit.d his SPirittial sickness, and would
httfre given all he.l possessed ,te ,be well
again. -Rex illaughton's history was a
painful one. •
Ten years be:ore; ourstory. opens he
had married 41Oung and beautiful girl.
The match bad been made by the par
ents of the bride and gr6onA when they
were,childreti' Alarge property WAS in
volVed, the partioulars of which are too
tedious to describe.' Rex was • in, love—
the young lady farfrom it. A few months
were sutfient to deielope a great deai
unhappiness pn bOtlysides. Mrs. Haugh
' ton did not relish the idea of giving. up
gay society. ,husband—whose ideas
of the sane ity of married hfe were ,
fouided on' the most orthodox founda
tion—soon Became disgusted with the
girlish freedont,of Ibis wife.
One night !at :a large and- tashiouable - 1
Fifth aveuue!party, Mrs. Houghton had
persisted in waltzing with men whose so ,
ciety her husband, had. forbidden her—
men whoSecharaeter he knew to be thor
After the first waltz he reasoned' with
her coolly. she laughed in his face.---•
After the ne4t, hey threatened.. After the
theta he ordered his carriage and' rOve
home, leaving her disgrace herself as
much as - she idesfeed.
three. -o.'cloolc in the. morning he
had the satisfaction of seeing the most
tin principleff scoundrel in upper tetidom
lift' hie Wife froin the carriage and escort
her to the, h ll door. •
Then Rex took! his turn of, making a
fool of: niself. •: • .
Losing all control of his; temper; he
opened the door to his astonished wife,
and dealt her more astonished companion
iblOw in the face which sent him stag
gering down the Step ; then he took the
delicate wailit,of his , wife in his madden
ed grasp and led her to her chamber.—
There he Orti.eff - out the Concentrated
ftiry of weeks. , She, beside herself- with
girlish indignation, burst away from him
and• then returned like .a little fury to
strike hi'm astinging blow in the face.—
This blow settled , the matter effectually.
:44x looked his wife for. a moment in
This strange and unwomanly retalia
tion awakened every p3rt of his nature.
The stare had more of wonder Imo or
wrath- in it. The blow 'had evidently
possessed all the virtues of 'sudden'
shower bath for slowly, and with real
dtinity, he turned .and left theroom Aind
in, two minutes ;'more, Mrs ' Houghton
heard the' shark Click of his' boot. heels
irn the' winter paiement.
:For a -single . moment the 'tiny wife
steod attl.„'Wrund" her bacids ; then she
threw - up. tie sash r ' and leaned, out into
the night. "Rex," she screamed, but the
''bound :of the :footstep's died and
she-Was alone with her miserable thoughts.
`Early the next fOrenoon she rnde down
to her husband's place of business. He
had: not. been seen. , The next- day there
eattw lego arrangement of property to
the now thoroughly sobered and peril.;
tent w ife, and the next day she read her
linsband'same airion a-Abe list of 'Enrop-C
can departures. • ,The'.family - tried th. ir
best: to keel) the mater: a secret.
111arietie Went for-a short time int6.so
oiety.a.slieli4ofore.:. - Folks wondered why
ones() fol.diof waltzing should BO sudden
lyf'reno.uriCe it,: but never-again" did'a_
man's arni encircle 'tier. whist,. and never
again =dad --IStrauss's' sweetest measures
awaken the, "slightest correspondence of
-she love him ?' . Not that,
she \ was 4W4re- . She knew that a name
less\ sweetness had 'zone out of her life
brit she attributed'_ the change' in her
- thonglite and pleaahres tti the wretched:
consciousness of her own wrong doing.
One year after, :Mrs., Ilaughtbp. -father
.and moth4r, were registered at :.the:._
:prrande . Hgtel,
Wax read their- names' and
.-next day for Rome; they followed h' ;
he,-.stariedtor Switizerlaud, without being,
seen by• one of, the. patty.: ,Out of ,pa
tiehee with even casual contact,
-`'few month ir after be sailed 2,ftir America,
And mpto his dm. had successfully buy !
ied hitnieff• in the- Wilds ,of his :own na ,,
land.' ISeveral years hatipassed since
AIONTRQS.T'% -. .P*';...j,Vbl(
thenothd.for 411 he knew to' the'contrary,
the girl' lie Marriedt mign be dead. or
married to aiwther .had not
heard her be.wilderedi agonizing ery . from
the *imlow 411' these;.. years Ago. Tie
blow: vas - 41 I**reiriem'hered.' Pveuts
leading to it- l ad'realtY sitok ;into insik. ,
nificence besi e this' unwomanly asSbult,
'and to :his,dis race-let - . - it . be'said, that he
hadnever f9r. one , moment „ceased.- to
th - ink it a niodt iinprovokea and :unfor
givable:attack Such is a blOw in the
Ince'cf F. man} ...,: , I. ;. : - -?'.!,-
Wlien'he thought of tiie Mile girl be.
married,`as ,tlink he, must, in stiite, ot 'all
his etfortsto the, .contrary, i.t.. was with
vario and eimilicting einutions:s S'onie.
times the sound - of .her; Voice; 88 - BWeet as
the souGd oi: a- lute,. . would: float=:: about
him, and with utter disregard. to the
lapse-of he.would -imagine her hand
in his:agaiii inn& then, swift ak.the-tiliis ,
itself, wou,l4.tlie retiknibratioe.:of it drive
aiviy all sentiment, and there -, would- be
nothing left th his imaginatiori nut the
picture of the lury •he so uncerinioniously
left years befl i re. No words can tell how
thoroughly h despised himself for his
inability to forget the woinan , lie:called
wite. ' He might ,as' well have tried ,to
forget his own existence, and he knew it
well. - ' 1 '.
Joe's log cabin had two rooms on the
ground floor and two above. ..:They: cook
ed and ate it'll. the kitchen, and idePt, in
the adjoining, room, Every housekeep
ing detail was !s,ttendedilo punctually and
neatly by thti intlefatigable , JOe,- - -and no
one would have suspected by a _critical
examination `i•of the premises that' a:Wo
man's .hand !had never - been. employed
there. About, the only thing that' made
Rex-laugh , hi 4 artily was to sec toe go
down on his Iknees - scrubbing the' - pine
'boards. ThiS a was - source of' most tip
. , ,
roaroits am ttijni
eent; laid Was 'always at
tendtd to on [Wednesdays and Saturdays:
On every suclh occasion Rex was sure to
tell his companion that 'he was - gettitig
ready, fur company. , - • •
‘ . There'll be a great load Of wetrien
emptied out here:. before night," laughed
Rex, as_Jue benl over his task one gloti.
ions August tcr
.'.',Weil, vou,ll - have 'eni to entertain;P
responded be, as he 'came. over= from his
knees into a sitting position,, and wrung
out . his cbt.hi t "Yon 'tau talk to 'elf on
the porch,W &I: gebasupper.-- iiit'avee,
we've got venison for quite it large party,
there's some [Old roast chicken, pickles
and dodgerst left from breakfast, and a
good lot of green corn will give us a sup
per tit for a king."
"Which, I - propose we have company or
"Agreed." 'said Joe, and at it he went,
happy in thel th6ught that work wouldn't'
give out till lied time. This kind of jok-,
ing was exceptional, and it was only by
the merest chance that tbe' word women
was ever mentioned. It was an under
stood thing that no lady should el'er
cross their-ihres-hold ; no sewing woman,
nothilig wearing petticoats or bloomers.
It was also Understood that they were to
entertain tfise' of their own sex as rarely
as-possible'; land when such visitors were
unavoidable Rei was not 'to be known
:by his own name.
On these Occasitinp; be was, always Hi,-
nim LaWtool r R•-x bad quite. a library,
but there was not a book with his name
on- the iiv leaf. !Not , unirequently it
seemed tolis W . that such careful masque
rading. waslittle . foolish iik this lonely,
out-:of-the-1 ay.log hut ;I but nobody, he
told himself, - should carry an account of
his hiding Place )back to his friends and
enemies in New York. •• ;
The night after this careful house
cleaning ) , Jde- was tired. He was asleep
by nine o'cick. Rex read until teo, and,
then' lie, too,
sought his bed. - A single,
moment` he Ilingerd by the open windows
after putting out his light._ The ••moon
almost, at the hilloyas sailing tip - frCm the
east in all her glory ;• it, few stars- were
venturesome enoiliih -to twinkle but the
tinusual brilianby of the godess of night,
and the deep cloudless' :blue of the heicii
ens, cast into,. the ;shad' , all lesßer lighti.
` "I Chu stand everything in nature but
a moonlight night,and that I can't bear,"
growled' the discontentek man.' I_ am,
afraid he isms) a bad .word -orl two -,6ie,t), ,
with all tlqs limuty , spread : lout befo l ie
him.; and V, they_ were - not very- bad, . ^ I
fur one, cats excuse' hitn. . - .., -,
Is theie 4n, ola - - maid, Or any kind of a
lonely woman,-,, provided: she has,a, heart,
and some appreciation of t'lle beautiful,
who doein, want - the •riglit, , -nian's•atni:
about her aist on such nights as_these ?
This is probably.-just; as true of men as
of: women i .perhapA, tn , Soine ..cases -.a
little more isc.„
,At any' rate, either :itet
was not weary enough to'sleep, 'or the
night had' nvertoine him. it was itWelve
o'clock before, be lost himself in „slum
ber, and, eiew.then, 'his' drearnS ...would.
not allovi him to be comfortablei!-: • An,
hour after,lhe was- bran, gilt squarely ''to'
his feet by a treinendbus 'pounding on
the door. Ora - was entirely outside of
common eNtenta ; no such thing,had'ever
'happened before. - aim, ever„ on the alert,
was at 'tho "60 before him.
",Who's - there "'detlianded Joe,in`tieaf-
Itice toile& I - ' .', •*
F' ~.•:., :. -`" _..,',' , -,'. ,•-‘• '' A,
I_9 1576. i
"Two , traitAwith a lady and a lit
tle hoy. The lady has I.ad a baa 11,asid
i 8 111C1C01.11-Clo4Bht:re, pel'hapS dead.' ,
, "What. the devil slitOi we .do:?''.whis
pered Joe ladened
anguish. ; I .
"I see but one thing to di; and
that is to letYtheni In.l - guess
woman won't hurt ns,"lhecontinued,with
si,feeble attempt at a joke. - ;,
Joe opened the doors; ; and Rex, after
partially:dressing hirni,elf,' lay:back upon
the bed. - They brought:the' and
piaced her on :Rex's rude lonuge, and
then bugled, themselves z trying to restore
her to consciousiess. e • :•;
. Their, story
„was simple enough,, and
not at ail uncommon to travelers among
the - mohntains: -.A Party' of fen had
started with, their ginde,'for ;St. bliircy,
and, br i carelessness, became separated;
but-believed i they coula easily meet again
on the sane, trail; Instead of this, they
had taken eXactifoppoSite direCtions,and
the lady - had- capped' the clithat bv: a
missteplind ia long swoon. , .qheir,;effortEl
were unavailing. t ~ • .:„
Joe who had once been . p.ulled through
a hard fever; by his c4thplinion, at last
said : • • I „ - •
• "I guess Hiram will .understand this,"
and in another,moment, Rex was unceri
moniously led ; to the-slde-of-the sutfrrer.
lie gave her' one quick ; ,glance,. laid his
hand ori her forehead.; tut:vied-her pillse,
toreopen her dress,,and:With• an air quite,
professional„ proceeded ,
.tO . an examina
tion of ,her feet. Here.' Was; the‘trouble;•
the right ankle - was tremenditously swo
len -- whether fractured or badly. spiamed
Rex could not tell., .\• ,
The little instep ,and foot leaked
that of 'a child as he• removed: the heavy
boot and pulled' off the close
fitting stocking. A Id* moan of pain,
and then with.a start, the lady ~partially
raised herself and loOked, about
Just en Rex' was very busy with linen
raids and Mountains (otion. The little
boy, .heretolore perfectlV still, - bounded
to his mother's aide, arid.-hid his head in
her bosom. ..;.-
- there is a plivsieiati : here,"
she said, to smile. "I ain't° glad !'
and then . relapsed into . unconsciousness.
With all the annoyance, Reg couldn't
help smiling, as he, manipulatrd the lit- ,
tle foot. "I wonder if She swill kick when
'sheerfti - eissense her sese&i ? DoubtlessA
few hours sufficed to prove it, a,
sprain, and Rex found himself arranging
his own bed for 'the -pofortunate lady.—
"Soeh ari•aWkward set.l - ,', he growled, as
she cried : out with pain as her compan
ions attempted to lift her. Then he took
her np tenderly 'in • his great stalwart
arms, and bY.his candle light. he saw that
her eyes were: soft and gray, and some
how, .womati-hater. that-, he was„ , he felt
glad that he!couldl:e of service, •
"Oh 'thank you, doCtor !"..she said,
With true womanly sweetness. "I am so
grateful to you." And then; after mo
nient—"Wofild yon mind giving the Ma=-
jo t lip; night dress ? Tl,e will attend to
himself. , YOu, will find it in my•strap.—,
Excuse Me;.but one 'fee:s so, much better
acquainted With a physician' than with
other people(' , • •
It was hokiarm,. ROx•,thooght,- to ha=
mor the lady's delusion. ',She would un
doubtedly fifl easier if .she believed
was a dectorl within - reach, apitthen the
title would be' of use - to him in' hiS mai
"Excuse me," he replied, pleasantly;
"but who, is ithe,Majot ?
That moMent,_ the little boy . cameln•
with his night dress;' he had, found' it,
himself.- • •
"This is:Hajar," she •ansWered;
jor,,won't you shake hands with the tie&
tor, and thtiuk hitn for helping your
Rex, took the. raarily little hand in his,
and wondered What was the matter with
himself ;- his eyei tiled, with `tears; and
he made no attempt to reply Ito the
thanks of his . young.bompanion.- , . '
•"I alwaysi was -fon t sl..of,children," he
muttered, ,as he threw ,himself an-the
lounge 'hitt 'pritien't had imit oceupied,
and tried to` ealeh,ii short hap, befare Jae
commenced rattling - the 8 1 50Ve., ''ptepara- -
Wry . to , , breakfast-, The gentlemen had
been accommodated in „the loft, and Rex
found that they were both entire,strang
era thela4s , ,:having - tieen left , in her,'
society by the accident of, traveh Toe's
much desires` hap would not come,,and
the poor actually ourSed - ' himself
for having ai'llearttteridor'enough 'to' be
touclita by( •
"I told,yon,"„said•jae.rAs tiq i made the
coffee, "that'll 09,Mpit,iv c 'me ,y9ol,have
'em to entertain, bp t 4'll' be buttered I
thought- yated 'turd `doctor;, - Dr.
Lawton ! Pretty good I <believe•that
was the tianie of the man who brought
thelworld, bita luck to WOO,
Itpx wondered, on his Orstositto the
sick room, if he had'rioseen the `picture
of the facelU travels abroad. There
was,' soniething abdut it that - haunted
him.- .The lade was' young, yetthe-hair
surmounting, it was as white as allow,—
The mouth wad archi the, lips : but
there was a natheless i tenderneo,a,strabge,
viiitfulriest !about - We eyes arid :mo l uth
that, in the ownetlit- Present weakness;;
V0L,.. - ',:34:1‘1.0: - . - :•':'29-
n aled to. hint very strongly, . Twice a
dayik:three . :or.fonr:aity - s . , Rex'. visited.
TheSe — O,ill.-3•lvere brief':us
„ „., surprise,
poi:s:ble, an d,.very much to;' hs:
he 'fOtind' lkinwl l';.tontin gaily Obliged .
-cheek .an.impuiSe - - to converse . .. • The
"Ilftijor" Waited on hia - motber gteat
dire pifieoe; 'and" iiiiratiated 7 hint:
self into 'the good' opiniont ;01111 (Com
pailions. • About this-time 'Rex •.made a
greatxuany discOveries:' With the Major
in his house s , lle.,,forgothie. long exile,
and wondered 'at the' 'ease — he adapted
himself to -hie : . young companion. , The
two gentleman who.had brought the lady
to the htit. i puslied.on the very 'next day
after the accident, thus leaving ouly.the
lady aticilittle.bito be. ,cared for.
On the 'mortling_of the fifth day,.R.-x
saw - -that a. Change' 'IN'S 'aWrolinVy nec
essary- for - patient 7 - 'Stie:" feverish:
and re.stless, and hia.lpropositirin to move
her to the : was. gladly , ;:seconded.
Sti'bnCe - again ,he :took the lady hie--
arma and carefully . ' dis Posed • her on the
: lounge, outside. nude' her . some
toast and coffee, and Rex, l(tOking
in. vain, for the.: Major,. ,found himself;
Obliged to, take the invalid .her breakfast.
-do looke' t 'unutterable :things' as . he,
'bandied oVer - the'llidely brectnett
and : the steaming Java,bn t 'Rex - pretended:
not. to, see, and hravely went .his
For. the first time R..x!wondered that lie.
:had not - :yet', learned - the•lady's name..
"Madam' and the . '` . Miiior"'' - had, done'
act far,'..bitt now :it Was !growing a little
He drew , a.• stoor up , to the.:
couch and . ,placed tbe.,coffee on • it--„-,the
'plate. of toast fie gave to madam.
• ' 4 IIOW nicelY'Nfr. &titbit does all these .
and howkind you both are ," said'
the lathy: - - • •
"la them anything else -you will haye?"
inquired - Re, anxious to.ehange the, sub-
ject.' . . •
"No, thank you," she answered, "Only .
if Tom would- please to .see where the
Major is." - , •
,"Here he is now," said Rex, as the boy 4.
came ranning, towardthem ' rtex's fish,
ing.pole dragging in the dirt behind .
doctor ; said . he, all:out of breath'
:with , . delight,
..producing. his straw hat,-
"see.whitt I caught , with - your pole;! two
troit! and if I hadn't thought mamma
Would have be,en worried abiiut me, r.
ct'ittld .ave canghteirei,so many
• ..-I!sttt. you risk -the , -*Gottir. tor hit
'pole r jnquired his ,mother; . evidently
deal annoyed at .'her . poti's hold 7
tress: - . •--= •
" , The decor Tikes little boys and 'so'
days Ji)e,'!.replied- the child okith sweet
give you carte .blanche, Major,"_
said Thx, as he looked smilingly up from,
a stiv,k he' was "'to use any,
thin if. niine' which nlay:_s3em desirU•
"I,grress little boys like carte bzanche.
better than anything else," said the boy,
with,perfect understanding. "You hear
that' main ma. I can use, anything of
the doctor's' that I want. wish I could
live in this lint forevee -he continued
rafter a pause and then, rs if moved by.a
suddenimpulse,or affection, made place, '
for himself' on . 'Rex's knee, and laid, his
soft cheek lovingly against his.
'You have - to -stay for a while yet," '
Rex anewered,-,"Your mamma will not be-,
able to leave :
_for , , two,
lam afraid it, Will, seem •very long -for
'Rex - bever loOked at hiS -patient wheit'
it could possibly be'.--avoided ; ' and he had
not until ,thisinoment had a really, cur
rect ,impreasion, of her face. found•
it,paler, and more spiritillte than he had
suppoisid; and ti:thilinianft, tunes more
beattifal.-: , Again he •waS `reminded of
resemblance to someone, brit the:impreits
ion was, very, vague; , and he would. , . not::
himself % to gaze a't her long - enougiv,-
ta . make, it . out, A smile played , round
the oOrnerii 'of ',the mouth as she •
replied to Re.i'a rremark. , "
- . 4 e-DoctorTshe -began 'SloWly, , s‘while4 l .
know that' I .ain great,,dealriof -trouble . ;
to you and . your friend,
igrets 'on this account, Want to say that;
I have really, felt more
‘ lietiee here in l
Attie log than'l hive
• Ten:. yearst . ;How: the , " words whirled
ro4pd• fn.. poor Rex's: :brain ! an how
strane ti4t, 144 at..,,that moment
waid reflectiO. of..the lady's, voice should;,..
stare hintoffiloM,,in'abaich of a regal.;
blance - of a - :-!`viefee he • .had• -heard
;.where ages , e.givi . .By. this time the Major
~liad,possessedihimeelf of i,istcompanion'a,_l:
knits, and ..stick, and. PeF i ,to, hide l4i! - •
''coatasiou . 'said= '
""Let 'Me shot .yon,l'hovi . to cat Boit.
!letters, Major. '"Let's- See.;' tiohat= Alin`
kbegin 'with M for Major, perhaPaT," • 1.;
f‘Oli,;110' ) ? said the . boy. ~ `lhis shall
be my cane, arid shall, have. my one
'real name upon NoW. yeti iri!ly make
an R." Rex obeyed: "NOw - atr .W 4
dictated his: companion.' , Rex made
the, desire letter.—"NoW! Make a nice X
and,That will be, tny_ first name."'
Rex ,Aaaffhton will -ne*or. feel;join
preciseli - aa be 'did at that mamma. ','lle`
tried to appear' 'uncoricerned, but- tie
was :. a lamentable Tailare,, - alid'the'.engiav- , :;
er.stopped-his work a moment, andiasit:y.
[Coe tinted on Rigthili. Pager .