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Jip INDIVIDUAL W HOSE iNARJE
yc8!bdfli,f answered Runk r I could
J. I Poor IClidT thought over liil prayirsVhut
ihe only o.e that suggested iuelf to his
periurueu ifipniory tyast : ! Jfwi l lay me
witiW sleep.? 1 .1 lus was omtmous.
S i Tw6!' liisl heart was in liis throat
I i'Ttirfee liirie:! heard no report, !but
chill ran through 'us body; he
y wouncieUt ana jmougiu . max
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; gin(Uenly had al tins passed, jana so
llrlulfthad feaVjex'e'rted ! tsyrinfltjenc.e
erhuin Iftat tR pHillenger1 had nbtlttme
; b I'jink (frail ihati hej bad done," till his sec-
enJ had gine. Hejitnped up aad; ran. to
:AB-winros:-to recall pii in ; but, jastj as he
kiAed it a siirht met his view that palsied
i;. ilinffoJFand caused him W fly to the4
rpnheroorn;.; . ! I , -j
CipiairfIannus was a great ipprtroan
tnd (wd f the chasel He. was an j excel
lent thot with alt sbrg orfire-arms, more
pticolarTv! with tK&fifle. Itjwas his cus
torn to practice everyjday outside of the
fort, and M is customary with marlrsmen, r
i!,en sauntering along with the rsnfles, he
rafialhijhabit oltnow and then Raising
iipiece td his shoulder, and looking along
& lijht; ) I While; Cliff and Runkwere en-
n3 fracti awhile, t6 pass off the f time,
iiijhe wnEjust ai hii old habjttof raising
fteiifte tohw eye, wjien Cliff- reached the
tindqirjy .s chancel would have it, the
skile was directed t him'; his feelings,
u the aytng is, raaf be better imagined
described.1, . l- : v--: . j ..,..-
He longed for the fhour, that, I without
risk to hirQself, would enable him to get
rjftf an enemy, whom he firmly jbelieved
was lurtin4)out jto I estroy him.! Several
lour j?afd awayduring which timethe
tin eemed to siatrrfate round his heart :
length his second I came. He handed
Via i flote.H With awful foreboding he o-
jt?e3.tdjrjad the coliients :-1 j
'Gurnjol the arnty-SiR. agreeable to
w Request, I'll slaughter you at seven o'-
of the for nef ; the hour of twe
morning, near the eattle-
cus, ol the armv I
said Cliff, you make no mis-
Trost me,' sard Rpnk as he retiredl
ihe dreams that visited Cliff that i night
eiiknof h, but whn he awoke, he found
fK lyftig in oiiie cbrner of his chamber.
oea-cortain torn! down, the clothes
tarquiui the.tfldpr, and the chairs
r. lie . had done this in his
ociock, ana nis second came.
nio?ed tdward thd pen IRunk
iBfi Calfti arul eioiftr o n rl tla ! atli
nllj! 6'intly";'arculated the other.
e captam and his second, Joe'Scruem
Wfere on th ground ; aridf with
, lnsntagonit observed 2 spades
ir"Hr irm near t iemJ
,ueassaid hefto Rurikl what are
j;Aiiiphe btrler .second, replied
r aod raisincr : flis voice! saiiL ! Mr.
f'Wtnio as scm as I
'toiVl M Hruok one. and
jraif penug, He has jdug his own
rt:tK TOBd was ftneasured, and each
I nH: " aH
d'jging.a hole to .put
iecbunted for iiis'jioniearini his t autagb
iiisi'sl pistel. t "The chilli iiicreased : his
eyes remainea snuv wuuoui cxcriion , uia.
tillder jaw fellj and he staggered into the
arms flhis rfriend. , I
What ails you T' . said the( latter s ne
i& rotnld iflyou did kit; ki.m'j you .saved
ur?eli. 4 1 : --' t v-i
1 1 What, afnt .- wounded ? 'cried he," in
accents bf delight; and standing oprightjie
beheld uie captain-lying on the grass while
he sutler uiereddeep lamentations. Cliff
fzp to him, and falling on his knees, cried
in; a moprufpl tone, while he obk the cap
tains hahd.f Oh f r ve murdered him !
Olj l rvTOttrd6red him 1 f . n ;
j friie daptainj apparently greatly wound
ed, raised himself on his elboW, and'glared
wildly at him, I ingist on another shotT'
Hefcrieilir;, j '"..''' ". ' -
"I 31iff dropped his hand andgwas. spcech
les.i l jg second interfered,1 and declai
etll that Clifjr had done all he could. ! The
captain gavela kick and a groan j and fell
1 1 He if deld V said Scniemi f , yl
j CIifi yop must fly T sai4 Runk and
thn designating a place of concealment, he
premised to' aidhim all in his powfer in
tliil unlortunate affair; Cliff ran away, as
ill alTraid the dead man might') recover and
irisist onanother shot. Wheii it was cer
tain that Ihe was out of hearing, the three
regaining rolled on thegrouhif, actually o-
. Vjywv. i airip mum. All
e.o theica plain's room :
laughed 4gain at the fatal
was, uie captain as n rave a man as ever
livepd, despised duelling, and this one had
been a burlesque on the practice that it did
nisineart 12:0011. - .
lifL .u : : rm .4
man whom he had murdered ; It
an aspen leaf, arid his knees stwok ;wiihia'jh'
rur that was neVf,to Iiirn jhij tuague, like a' use
Ipsa Ihinar hunef lrom hia fouuih and reseO e!
, O " . r f j - ". iS . I f
his chin ; all power and copiousness wete la
(brsaktng him, but he ;- heard theV.wlkiog spij
speak with alusular emphasis--- "M y Ibodv ioo?
Ins in a trance in jronder fort; ana I fits spini
htv sought juajLere inTibe shades of . night.
one dnp otlbtaud remains in thT, corjreal;suy
tancp, eoter those walls, sad U is gobs Ibr eierJ
Ifsov the murderer's fate awaits yon-the gal
lows and tlie ope ! so go Out thhhef ;;fly! baai
Hark fthi 4 beaist -f
prepare apoa you,and ray reteuge iscom!el
As savage gfaiw I burst on! his ear close tu him
acd jashta tead involuutarUy turned jn thjit di
reeti(, he beheld two tudutinct objects, jsppi
reody UotnleU lowness,da all fuursapirpa(;tij
ing hiou Altwlejrlng his little iemaioio' trtejgtj
he sprang tutrard the light, and as the gatff
cliallngwf, ?yho goes tlieru ? he sunk upuu!
ttiH ground and sWuuiitnl. - " f !
In a moment three forms approached the gitei!
were challenged Jand passed ibe sentry and on
saidj Lieutenant Cliff .ins at the gate, convey:
him ;to his qnartrs,'aod put him to bejl. t I-
VVhen Cliff came to, he opened his i! eyes j anil
with a wile stare, looted about hun. He I was
in his own room, and at his side sal Hunk.
'" ' Where am I ? he demanded, if
In your Awn t'ootn ansWred Runk.
Lhff ben tboUoht over the transactions
the night, and trie recollection of ihe captain
shnst dished ori him ; he was now irt tlitiifor
and the last dnp'of b!o.id must now beichilled
Where u i lie -captain ?' inquired he. P
' In his bed !' observed liunk with a sigrT.
Whr that sioti ?' the other asked .j ;
Alas ! he is tio more. He recovered on thfe
field, and during the day, ihe surgeoa hoped fa
vorabljr, but as the night advanced, he lav ap
parently in a trance. We sat round' his bed
when sad Jenly the serseant of the guard entered
and informed us' that you had been found by the
rate, and Jorne senseless to' your room; the dying
man made one' j start, uttered oue groan, li-ann
oreatneu nu more ' i ; . i . j
Cliff shuddered. The prophecy of the ghost
had been accomplishej in one . part; arid no this
other was to follow. He fussed about 'in ht
I bed. and in hit serainrl rpiirwl f liinkintr nnthintr
and, over a julap, lo ba4ITur nLra afler h, having agreed td.thK
Uueh a he tact I f,- i t . i -riJI
m - - - j
ing equal with him.
Early on the following morning Runk visits
Cliff, and informed him that they had been dai
ceived about the captain : that contiarv to all
t good. . ! ceived about the captain ; that contiary to ail
i jrnean time, poor Cliffy! with strain- p?ctatton,! he was recovering ; the doctor sta j
afnd ear, awaited tidings from his lhe crisis be Passed and Out the captai i
ta place where daylight -never wf his legs again that day. f Cliff.!. ii
irjena m a piace wnere day
pe, ana wnere not even thennoody owl
would seek for shelter. Many eary hours,
with hunger gnawing on his stiimachi fear
conlmunipating a tremour to this nerves.
arfdYevil forebodings harrassinsr his heavy
remain in awful suspense, ex
iend that friend rwho, at the
was laughing and enjoying
a number of boon compan
ions never casting a thought upon the oth
er! lave nowj'andthen remarking, 1 won
deTfiow vliff feels iust now ?'i
tue wnoie uay nad passed, i lie cap
spirit, dui net
ns his ft
tainf Scrdeml and Ru nk , were .in the
fit is a
ve had just
pity, said the captain, to keen
fellow in such a horrid stale so
r t - f ' - :
Not at all, said Scruem, he deserves
it all dotihe. Runk.
Don't! he;?' answered Runk, I rather
calculate .don't let him out.of ii this bles
selJiightj if A
4WhyJ sure,! said the cantain, von
domt intend to make the creatiire stav in
I Ifes, i dol though,' replied Runk, 4 it
is uiuiusHJit;iu ne ueserves. f
Nfl. nh.. Enif! itip nlntnin to", ,,b ti.ua n'
littlg mor4 fun 04it,of him yet.'
ifVgreed.j cried the two others.
CjirPssihiaUon Was In a dense pail of the. for
esti He si i opon an old log, and renting his el
bovVon h s thiohs, while with his , eye he
peered intOjthe mysterious darkness that enve
lupetj the stilj wilderness. A his plight sought
(br jme o?ecf to cheer up the 'oneliness f liis
hpart, hiaVpr was equally atteniivn 'to ca?ch lhe
leastspundj that should indicate an;Wpprchino
folstep. Wl.lle his nerves were jihii in pow
erful tension of anxiety, thev O'lirerpd lhnnih
sve part jif his system, as a piercing yell broke
on his startled ear. , His respiration, was cherk
ed jHisniraiJi opened; his eyes his ams
extended, ind the pit pal of his hHrj, sosindwl
in juhncc with ttie ,iif!iiijctnss ofthe licking .f
aHck. Thelyell hsd reasd, and no noise
was? neanrrjjie orew his breath Uhee m ir.-
ThSghtg, fiiacrinicirsTif everv hi4 " and kind
tumbled about Jiis confused hmin.'l He had n .
dooM it wakia pnthr; t surely ira. 1Ie wish
ng but Mas aare it was only be-
and lwi oVhick. Tim current of
uwever, in m'lmeni, by
than tle first v then
OtV another Side til himl "n unur
grtf, as of j an enraged' she beariepkrng a W
cub,?; Cliff: was palsied with terror, and fear
wiivi Deasis oi prey oenum ami beside him. in
creeling each j momrnt. roused liinJ ib riiohUand
Dodriipg iljfough the thick gloom that j hung its
Fi ff 1 I I- . i j r ''Hjr iwra. nun, "Pr ucf iiirii iiers,
mh gauiereu courage ne looK erUrsmgtins ihimelt tti grape-vines, j he fled with
t-d tif mom
ii 1 ' lhoiht wais ajrrestp.1, how
Mier) appear- aner.yel(j rrtore piercing
K re-assured waslieard oh -another sid
whisperetl to his
, s an pi.m.i
'r Mil cantain krlA Hllff fpli him-
i -;uiiurt. I i y i
'mijwuj paisiPQ wiin lernir, uu; tar
hiifi to the spot. This was momentary
r. IThe growlings" and" "ciythgs of the
i i Li.. i- t'J. .
his utter ignorance saw not the impossibility t t
such a thino; so Soon" after a dangerous wound and
gave himself up to jay. But one reflection caslj
a depression on his soul, and lie asked his friend'j
Rank, won't the captaiu insist on another
NV, no, answered Runk, you've i done the
regimen i a service. Xou ye pulled down hi
domineering spirit, and he says he Is now read;
tu ibrgive and become Ii tends with joul "
Never did. a youngsier hop out of bedi and put
on ms monies oi a onrisimas morning, to run
and see what anta Ciaus had p.it inio his stock
ing,-with half ihe; dexterity and j y 1 thai I ihtfe
dtlghled Cliif now made use of in dtessing him
selt.and hurryiug to the chaiiib-r of Uie captain
The latier, who was m bet?, received him with
politeness and aiT.diwn. A tier breakfast, as the.
captain. Hunk and Cliff werO Seated in 'hequarj
ters of the former, Scruem entered with a lund;
ice. ; -
4 What is the mailer with you ?' ssaid the
captain. You have ffoi a face as lofi? as the
fljioiair!' L i I !
Wtll may it be so, returned Scrueri, mourn
fully. ' The ctdot-el's got wind of ihtf duel, ant
he swears if he gets hold of the challenger, he'll
make an example of him!' 4 j
Cliff turned ghastly pale. i
What is lo be dne ?' said flank J
The captain mus.-d. I'll tell you what.
naid h, u is a hard case to make .Qliff suffer
for acting like a geuleman, and an ide to screen
him just occurs to uie. If he could ehai gelos
nam r r ' -
' How ?' they all cred in a breath. 4
We will get the officers together.! and con
suit on ihe iPHri iy td'such a measure", and iheh
if his name-is chaiigrd, as Cliff wait tlie chalien-i
ifer, lhere will t i:o cliff oj ue found and: SO
we'll oet aliead . f them. - I
' V'Hir plan ndmirablH.said Scruem.
Kxcellrnt, fcakJ Kunk. ; ! . i
Do, for heaven's s-ke, do it, said Cliff,
seizing the captain's haou, who could scarcely
tnaniaiii his oravity.
That day ail ttte Hi r.ers, except the coloneij
and his adjutant, w.Tf lei fiiu the s?Crei, and
assembled aliakio in lhe ca plain'; quarters. I
The caplatn occupied the head ol lltf ;ta le wbil
oo lacti aide uere ranged tu utticiS accudfiu'
to lank, an I .-roetu s.n at the loi hs retnrder.
Ctitf was oi achair to his ri:t,ind . kd with
..xi-us -ytis iMl a scene when he imagined his
tale was so mlr;cal l Involved 1'he wtiule
ere iheii swrr:i lo crcy, ( m a tn.ny tf the
urmy reulalioiiji ) and ihe t aptain bin fly . fx
plained lo the Court the object ! their meeting.
iVnh lhe kid ol' h.Tinikt-rciilefs scraiined into
iheir mouths, Uih iiieinbera prfserved their gra
ity. 'l'he captaiu ronrloded !hus Cenilemian,
our names are derived from i'Mtse who have pre
cded'us, and bo ur names ; frequently de'iteiu:
actions ; if, then, e rcur to ancients for these
things, it is equnlly in point to search them fur
of d ideal tiesj i -from Wh1ch like A rial ne, yoo
nave a eoance to? deliver bio. lusta-quod esse
tideriseti4 hjttief; his perpleiilteaf-Troe;
r anta semper virtt9V bat though we change bis
name jcanter look! npon hini, and reool
lect it was Cliff who came lorwafd, and, at the
fistolB4 nvHith defended his hnorl I hope what
have said will produce! ihe desired effect, and
that nay motion to aboHsh hU -rame,r will find
Tootouanimsaa approval. - J would hot wish i to
foree yon to a decision, that your hearts condemn,
tfi be InefrEziU-ietaprpbaif
ur farther argnsienta ib, support 1 the propria
pw proceeding; : What great man of an i
tiqoityls it wrjpsayg-liai wIHtd nihil
Whoever it itl.tbe doctrine threlo 'advanced, is
conceded by alJ'CooieJ gehtlsmeii Vhen yon
vote on this meireotous fubj'ect, look nil ion 'one
thingQd do another.Gexa vcrbie yreevttdant i
1 now speak of the effrCt which such an act ; tnav
hTiii lijfaTob -.When inquiry is made for
mm, no sucn person wii . be lound and ( should
they come to. him, our tertificaie, Mint which
we will furnisn fcimjwiil exhibit tliefactthitrthe
namf Cliff I abolished: Canlhe. 'then, who
is not Ulifl, suffer for the deeds of Cliff y The
case wj.jo; plairy hat arumehf tiecdmes absurd.
and wprds ar thrown away m trying , to ' eluci
date a subject whose bare mention f most carry
conyictibn to the minds of all. ) 1 rest the ease
here, and leave you to determine by your suffrage
the coriectness of my opinions. . ' -a !
Cliff Was new ordered to withdraw till called
for ; and, as sofn as he was oat of bearing, their
long pent-up uagnier lound vent.r When they
ii so uiaue merry suracienuy. ihey agreed toi a
bolish the nam of Cliff, and he was reealled bj
f'Jcruemi 1 he captain notified him : in a a fev
words interpersed with Latin quotatious, of the
decision of the1 coort. . Runk then rose i .
"M.t Presideh't. said he, that individual'
( pointing to CliffJ "now stands in a singular pre
dicament ; ha has no name, arid, ss it will be ne
cessary in any future proceedings in his' case, to
mention some ining thai will specify the sabject
ofthe discussion, 1 cannot imagine how we can
proceed farther with his case, when we bare
nothing w he i eby to signify the person to whin
we have refererice." 1 . . 1 i - - 4- f 4
'IM iuight be allowed to speak," said Scruem,
rising.) 'I would respectfullv suggest the oro
priety of calling him the individual whose name
was Cliff." I
Thai at once. interrupted' Captain Mannas.
'would be raxing the supetstruciiou wtfich is bas
ed on 'he act ot abolishment. Fori if we al
low fur a ioomenl thai hecan now be designat
ed at 'the iftdividual whose name was Cliff, he
would be amendable forjacts ecmroitted . while
bearing that name; but, in abolishibgtitfwe have
maue him anew,buanswerable for his former acts.
tie stands now as sa infant just coming into ex
istence; nameless, with the power of being only.
I should therefore reccommend he be called ihe
'infaut. i: . :i 1 . i ': '
The ; prnpiistlion wasladopted. Runk, who
was full of fun, how thought of a plan to annoy
thecaptain,and forth with ruse to excite it
Gentlemen, said be.' fi make a motion thai
the 'infant, be now christened. Art you agreed?'
Ay r answered all, full of suppressed faugh
ier. )4 j ,'- ; j ;.
'I would then propose that he be called. John
Mannus, junior. 4 i
l object cried the captain,' starting from his
Chair, and scenting which way the game lay.
H shanr have toy name t1 i I
I 'Mri Pesiderit said Runk, cooly.and looking
Very demure, I have the oor : a3 to the infant
haying your name, that is as ihe court please,'
aud glancing at the members, he tipped them.
lhe wink; 1 he captain 'bought 1 1 b Si to laugh
off the j 'ke, and the quesiioti being i put, 'ihe
infant' was unan imously hailed as John Man
nus. Junior to the infinite disc nhitdle of the
ujaptain.i ,; 4
That evening Cliff was detailed for gnard the
next day. Hts friend Uuhk visited hiiii.'' Man-
inb said he, you won I nton euard in Cliff's
!:pjace,wilj you f If you do.you will, by acknowl
edging youielf ;as Cliff, be subject lo all the
difficulties from 'which we have so lately deliv
ered you , I ; i '
j No,' said Cliff, 'certainly not. Runk lefi
him. 4 -. t ; '
I Aftr guard mounting the next morning, as
Cliff was absent, the adjutant visited! him.
Lieutenant Cliff,' said he, 'you were absent
from utiard mounting d'ay.' J '1
4'Uid you speak to me Fsaid Cliff
-1 did,' replied the adjutant, gazing to kirn
with astonishment. - ' 1
Well; sir, yu'u will please address me by my
'proper name. r i !
ai mougtii i aid.-sto ineaajuiani.
4fCliff,jsiiot my; name.' :
; What is it j' saw uie aMtani, more astomsh-
ed taatr ever. j- !
I !Ji hn ; Mannas! juniorjf answered the other
coorage.exccse me. 4 Bat to lira hera. na mnst
show yottr, valor ; not that I approve of deelliog )
hateful practice, but jt is a lonroserown 1
up vuvic.j, uu wo must enaore it, toi no sab
sutate, has been (ourid. To mauntaini oiiv aiti
oltion,you must fizbt those who hav fmJd van.
or quit them for evervlf ou fight thern yba
snaii not want a mend: I wiU stand by your
side myself do you desire ii 'ti 4 , -1'
M . it !' it- '' ' ' ,X v j
1 At tne proposal of standing the test of combat,
Cliffa face whitened, and a convulsive tremor
shook his upper Up ; bat softened by the manner
of his Superior, and drawn into his confidence bv
.l. ' m i " : . . .
me Ktnuntss oi nis appeal, he spoke : w .
"No, colonel, I dare noVfiighL TI am afraid
re's more boldness in that speech, cried
one:, seizing bis hand, -than 1 gtre yon
credit for. Don't be ashamed of it, youn man ;
it is a nataril infirmity 1 btit your , word show
a good heart, and may God bless you. Sit down
lam sorry for joo, but blameyou not. ' ;Wheo
I was at the battle at CJijpe way,, t had three
balls ib rough my hat, and butjlets whistled by
toy ears In showers!; 1 feared4 them not, and
laughed ,as the torrent swept past me ; but was it
my own doing f No, boy ; God made hie so:
and would fr censure you for being differently con-
swuted Tt A brave man. Who boasts of bat dar
ing acts, is foolish, but pardonable j a coward,
who vaobteth of things he fears to think of wLen
alone, is j a vile and cotntemptible liar ; bat he
who fears to do, yel fears not to confess it, is .a
being who is 'unfortunate, but not an worthy.
Go ; never put yourself ini the! power of men a-
gain, who will unreflectingly ,ply with your feel
tris. yill you resn.?. 1 1 :
. iliff, softened, 8ttddoed and overcorne fey the
parental manner of the "colonel, sobbed Out an,
affirmative, which lhe good colonel pressed his
hand with warmth. "Orderly, bid Captain
Mannus, Lieutenant Runk; aud the sulUer step
her?' said the colonel. .
When the three-gentlemen were introduced,
the colonel explained matters to ihem ; but they,
not being of the same tender! material as the
commander, did not enter into any enthusiastic
admiration of a man, because he staled that he
was .afraid to fight. , Dissembling, however, as
well as they could, they left the room, sod 'Cliff
signed his resignation- j ; f f
- I ;' I ' J. R. B. G.
not tf kJ tbot32Uit w3 expected, thtiir
fore, had h3 beca ilr. SL Clydej jutx., ; hex
wuld Jjayo J;ecn a great bote laEociety; its i
il wis, he ?j a most delightful youoj tn&a '
7-so much proper reserve. 1 . "
4 The Gdloppe in Ouf ace roused the Earl
flora a reverie. i'Vv-.w l; i;r
Are )bu too roue! fatigued to join In tha
gateppe; Miss NcTille?' J - uvt ,4
4 K)l cat 1 nevefkfooppejit faUffnes too
fso! IMt pbssiblo yta like that romp, Lord
The Earl persisted, bat Florence would i
not dance, he perfuaded but she would
hoi nBD, ; nB condescended to repeat
the request and almost niloorer)
pliment to escape him no, Florenco was
firm, the Earl said no more, bat drew him
self op. Suddenly Florence ; rose with her
Tk . "oeraieiaim.4
ln 1 nreu lus senses forsook
UkTif-uf his friend J and, as
"IS ter I in:. I 1
;4l5n-- : spasmodically
v.. ;! nave nfisser h a
fif.. v . s j r".
i:VKn.V5 ' !. - 4-i
cah r i
yonpon't, I'll shoot j you
tiM'nL felt shariHheiaid
alhiusl 8tiierhuman. and. when he
did Stop, It was very transient, for the sounds
that, gave him wings were heard behind him.
1 light that burned in the guard Mom at
thelUl now caught his eye. H2 might be la
dansrrlf hi entered, hut he could pass the guard
ne; Knew. 1 no men aeterminea to ao so ; ga to
histfwn nibtn.land as soon as he was somewhat
comlosed, seek Ranked Bot t tlWiugh t he ! thus
thought, hej lagged not -In his flight, for the
soUifds of afigry beasts, still pierced the forest. ;
Whjre his jnind was eagerly bentj on theilighr
was its appearance
the irroun! .- f The
aiiChurily !ur tvhat we do, and if I succeed in con
vincing yni that Lieutenant Cliff 's riame'ean be
changed, and thai their tenets sanction it, I fee
ootnaetit you w in not, tor a mmerit, hesitate ! id
declaring the justness ofthe pet, and that yoa
vutes will be dictated by the Sense of justice, 4 oil
must leel yuursfclves called uprr j to dispense on
this solemn (jccasnm Tewinis edex renmiT-JJ
if so; why should not a name; a tiWre tund.
thing made bya transieut use ofthe vocal organs
ot sanjeci to tne name law. Would not the indi
vidoal i before yoa draw the same breath 1 vo'uldl
iwuj cmuie lueume iuuc:ioo ; 00 yo1
i'John .Manrus, junior IiTepeated the adjutant,
but never mind, Lieutenant Cliff, do yoa intend
Ha go on gustr 1 ' 1 ' ' " H"!
Cliff regarded him not. and appeared as if the
Kiuieer bad heen speaking To another person."
'Lieutenant CI ill, do you hear me; 3' '
Cliff answered not. The adjutant contin
hied.- :i : ; j. 1 - j. 4 Ms
Then I arrest yoa Lieutenant Clio: sc say-
trig he oeparted to find the commanding officer.
I As Cliff was no . hHiger Cliff, be did not. obey
Lieutenant Cliff's arrest, and forthwith walked
but, as if nothing had happened. Shortly after
be met the colonel's orderly , who said; the co
lonel wishes to se roo air." 1 1 !
i40u addressing him by his former name; Cliff
jnteriBpied the cuiynel and informed u:m of the
name he.now bore, lhe Colonel then demand
yeu an explanation, with which; the Lieutananl
favored him. The col'mel was tickled with the
anair ; pot i.mKea wnn piiy on tne poor creature,
Attt whom had been- played sueh barefaced
hdax. ' 111 :i -. 4 h- 4-11-" t
Can it be possible rsaid the eolonel,! "and
did youWieve that i hey bad the right to change
"your name 4; 4 ;t 1 --'tn 4
xes I answered una. iiadnTt tbeyf"
eyer mind that new said the! colonel:
uere Withfa r-:j .l cl. i
Ko;:,i. lC r "e": betofe himi ne perceived a
iJ';?er " :w "u v close hy nirn, ana so sauaen
I Mi- see it vnti n: u.. i4:- it- . I ... I . - .
1 Miff .k.. 1 . w.y, my uuu 1. : 1 mat-it must naTe nsen ' iromr
l4Wrtlrre4,Iit what could he dot figure waved its hand, and cried in a sickly yet
km he tght escape Ifhe re4 diiict voice r Haiti1 That voice, it was the"
as certiinf ;-H 'j - capiaa ! e looked closera sheet boottd bis
W Marled and 'placed 4?a , P5W;Wi tb I00
'tiB1 -f4 4 .-ri -v,.'. Tr !4u i wastas white as chalk : bad it not been so to a
exist nee or : woul
wwjw w throiagh the veil of night.
haver seen it
-5 "4 I
believe, let me ask, that one
subtracted from bi ordly
his chance of happiness
ed ioU,if he were called bit any other on. nomas
trian; Cliff? Confide rettc' artsl ne festinitl
out, and reflect maturely on this thiiir. ' tf vi
..w..-J.5g , wo wjxb mi pis exis enc
would be defeated, I bid ya pause butif,un !lh
contrary, ybu enter ! iaW inv I ooinioos. w ih
save him from miny a trooble, for of the prabt
j cabili'.y and saccess of this change there can bt
nuuuuQt. mm actuated by; the saying; MOr
fuoipefe wirm. 1 Here is a oannr man - .h
tor.acuag boldly and as each of joo I know
The oabppy Cli obeyed tht rghist the oold axt, thcat to be iit olred k hayddth
j LOST AND WbN, I
I OR TBI TII1RD SRASON.
Tes! he shall ptopose this season-, and
then I shall have the gratification, the de
light, the exquisite triumph of rcfusio g' him!
It will only serve him right!'
Such was the language of Florence Ne
ville eyes as she contemplated, with no
little satisfaction, the graceful reflection of
her figure in the glass, before which the
was attiring fot the first pall of the Rea
son. -1 1 . i -
Of whom was she sneaking? of whom
thinking? Why did that shbrt rosy hp curl
with such beautiful scorn as the last look
was givpn at the ?rowy dress, which hung
in its lace folds like summer clouds round
the fairy form of its young mistress? Flor
ence wasat that moment picturing to herself
the subjugation of onej high heait which
bad obstinately refused doing homage at ber
shrine; of one being in the wide world who
had denied her powercalmly gazed at her
undoubtedly lovely countenance. tranquil
ly disapproved her-style. ' I was insuffer
able, so Florence determined that her thud
season should be maikeo by the conquest
of the haughty, higii, and handsome Earl of
St. Clyde not that she (bared for him, oh,
no! she was only determined to make him
propose; indeed there was ;a sort of playful
wager between her cousin, Emma Neville,
and herself on the subject, and Florence
felt her credit at stake if she failed.
Have you thought ofldur wager, Flor
ence?' slid Emma Neville, as they ascen
ded to the drawing room together.
To be sure! You think! shall loose it.
1 cac read your tbojights.f i
. a v iia -.
11 tie is tne st. Clyde ot last season, you
certainly will,' laughed Euitna. That man
is invulnerable, Florence.?'; -
iV ctii vcrrons, nous terronsr said the
beauty, land taking! her father's arm. she
sprung lightly into the carriage. I
It was a brilliant ball! faud the rich and
the noble, the young and the beautiful all
were there; and in the centre of an admir-
ing circle, aazziingiy conspicuous, sioou
Florence. She was preparing, to waltz
with a tall, dark, unbending looking person
age, was apparently !quite indifferent as to
whether lie supported tier light figure; or
that of any one else. This was Lord : St.
Clyde, j Florence on thef contrary; was all
spaikling gaiety. She was dancing with
him tor tne liura time, nomer moment.
and they were flying round the circle with
rapid grace. j , V . . r J
Things went on exceepingiy-weiu Flor
ence knew ber ground and the game she
was playing, ang as; she passed Emma, the
cousins exchanged glances. That of Flor
ence, said, Hc is won!' thkt of Emma, Not
vctT I I '
M'm afraid yoa are tatigueo,; saia wra
St Clyde, as he. led his partner to a seat.
0h 00, not much ! replied t lorence.
but the rooms are very warm, it is impos
sible to dance: and still more so! to breathe
She was in one corner
most crowded " and removed
door or window. '
Tbe ! conservatories are , cool said
l am too selfish, myLoinhatrafojie'i.i
is so inspiring that ( cannot resist it.4 .y 4 !
A change came o'er the spirit of St. Clyde; A
he 4vas another creainre, and Florence wis
herself again all - triumphant. The next ;
moment the dancers! were thrown into cea i
fusion, there was a rush' towards Ibe wia;
dows, and Lord St. Clyde was seen darting
through the crowd towards the cohversato
ries with a fainting (igore io his arma-i.it
was Florence Neville!' .4'4.c4j:bi w;44
4 The cousin bent aflfecttftnataly over 'the
insensible girl, and t)ie Eail knelt by her
with glass of watek It was my fault!'
exclaimed St. Clyde in an agitated ioice, I
made her dance good God! how " lovely
6he looks! she does nt revive, what shall
we do? I .4- j 44 j-- v-: -vf."4..;i;4
'Has no one sails?! cried Emma, call my
uncle, I think we had better go home ob,
who has any salts! fThe Earl was already
gone for them. With a stifled laugh Flor
ence opeued her wide beautiful eyes end
started up. Was it pot-well done?' 4 i
Good Jieaten Florence!' 4 444
Well,! my dear? did you never hear -of
any one tainting before? you. will lose the
wager cuztnri miaP j 4; " 4" r ;
My dear Florence how you frightened
me!'.- . j - ;. '
Nevcr mind, huh, here thpy come; now
take pspa to the ball-oom for my boa, and
leave the rest to me!' f 4 4 y -
Emma did as she Iras desired and for
bore to jask any questions until they got
home; then she auxioualy inquired, dtd he
proposer j -
4No! provoking man but tery nearly; Did
1 not taint well?' j 4
Yes,' but it will not do, Florence that
man does not care forj you, '
'Never mind that, he shall propose.'
But do you not care for him?'
QuHmportef he shell propose.'
Neycr, , . 4
Twill make bim! Remember tins is only
the first ball of the season!' ' - , '
Lady Mcunteagle gate tjete at her villa
at Putney. Air. and Miss Neville were
there of course. Florence had an exquis
ite bouquet, but she saw Lord St. Clyde ad
vancing towards her; therefore she prudent
ly dropped it into the centre of a large myrtle-bush,
You have no bouquet. Miss Neville,'
was one of the' LorJsbips first remarks, .
are you not fond of flowers? ; ' : . 44 v ; 4
Yes, passionately said Florence, 'but I
have lost mine; I am sol sorry, for I fear I
not' easily find
another so beauti-
of the room lhe
Lieotenani Cliff, or Mannas, as yoa! are i leas- Earl, but be did not offerto lead; ber there.
ed lu st tie' Yourself. I will oiva vmi rin nipen of Florence was Derfectly aware mat tne con-
advice, and think yoa had better follow my di-1 servatories were coolj bat she knew ' also
reciiooSi Id the army sir, are wanted officers that thev had another ad vantage they Were
of found heads, military perteneel and;; tried perfect groves of the choicest flowers and
vaj.. JjWith a soandhd. ama t-anasily n trees, consequently do spot waseyer
lr7heWl?dJeSt b,??B,i beuer sailed for Vflirtatlon, pef fort
!??i oroposaL .Wiib experPCedpoiic bdw-
Mv T."".-rr"s: ""., was, am luuiivf vulval "' a
'Will you allow me to endeavour to sup
ply its place with tins?' was the instant re
ply. Florence smiled jnd blushed as sho
took it; the smile was art, but the blush na
ture for she could not help it. Lord St.
Clyde's eyes were fixed on her face, and
the next moment she found herself walking
with bim whilst Air. Neville was speaking
to the hostess, whose gaunt daughter was
looking very spiteful. Florenco played btr
pail to admiration. Lord St. Clyde was in
her power, for she bad -engaged him in an
animated flirtation. They were standing
on the brink of a beautiful fountain; when
the Earl exclaimed, 'Dp you know the lan
guage of flowers, Altss Neville?', , ;
No.' said Florence, 'but it must be my
pretty; do you know if, my Lord? .
Yes, by heart 1 1 ,
Then tell mo what these flowers meat)!'
exclaimed the beauty quite innocently as
she offered bim his bouquet which was com-
posed of a white rose, a pink rose budome
myrtle, and one geranium. The Earl iiesi-
ated, and laughed, then suddenly recover -
inff himself he said, 'They , speak m their
simple language tne eenumeni mat i cars
not in words ex press.F ! " , 4
Florence ielt ber heart beating, bat she
only laughed that faugh encouraged the
gatl, FIorence! forgive me ir
Ab, Altss Neville,; I have been looking
for yoa every where, -and here yoa are all
alone!', cried one of I-lorencea jjay trainee
elegant Sir Percy Hope, i . i i
Ob no, not alone; said t lorence, rawer
annoyed, 'Lord Su Clyde way, WBere
is' ' -4 ! ::.:-:4:
The Earl was gone, j J ; -Florence:
did Loid SL Clyde propose to
day?' said Emma to her cousin io the eve
ning. " .. ! , - :
'Not quite,, but as nearly ss possible I
declare 1 will never speak toir PerJppa
sgainP - '-4 - ,1 i:V--44l:'
Time! Time! can hcgthtti ; r
jj.rtn in a joke, even al tny owo expense. When
til eing too farJ I checken ill . 1 am sorry i to
say: that you are incapacitated for the profession
you bareembraced.If yoo were lo live fifty years
in the aervwe, yoa woald not improve ; 1 advise
you, therefore, to! rssignl -I am abai sending
an express from this poet to the settlements. and
joit woold set! wisely to go with them. and leave
' a profession where von can meet onlv.with iron-
bis tad mcnitioa U I am iaisukeD in yoox
ever, she only leant I gracefully i back and
gently fanned herself. jfLord St. Clyde
stood by ber side He was any thing but a
ball room man, for though bis figure Was
faultless, and his dancing just enooghv to
show it olLiie bad none of that charming
which a dancioe
partne'r to should liave;le could not pay a back in her box, deaf
compliment if he did nttfcel tt4-he would syren Gnsi-regirdlesf of e aialaUon
The season was
passing rapidly, and
Florence bad Tour proposal?; of coorsezshe
bad refused them, although they had not
been tendered by the Earl of St. Clyde.
Still the continued her gay and gidy roond.
Still the said 'He shall ropcennfil the
last opera of the season. f -t.. ' '
Pate, languid. bntfstill delicately beauti
ful, the spoilt and petted Florence lent
f r -