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- 1 . . t .i tr.nn in i i,Vi.rfiriiitTLi iiiiiii :
a Ahiotig the carljfit settler's of 0.ssipee,
,Nw H tin jili:rv, was a man by-ihe name
of i Urey. -J-Thrc j cars befoie
we call the readofS attentioft to'hiin and
l.in, he hai come Irom the settlement in
l.)ier, and built a suLdtatial cabin on
i the south bbore ol the juke which gave
vttic uaine to the fccttlement and. town
! Her, lor a couple ol ;aiouths, he. lived
; atone, uith tlic bate eieoption of ; three
days wlin fco liatfgOt?.C
,to the hpnse.of
hh nearefct neihHr, . tipee miles away,
and encased him jto assifst, in ' bull
r,IJie.wall ol his caf-bin This done h.-
trad rjelnrned. '.am - Huben Grey toiiul
I - : ,: - - '! "
a alone uatil the icabia wai comj liled
o hi mind, and quie a little e'eafiDg
liud beeu uVude' upon the ' lak Then
i.;lie 'turned his bacjk; iupoa tie-labor ,0
liii.biinds and once 'Ulore ireaded the
i - - . . f- r-" -
(orest ia the direction ot the Kc-utherir
be.ttlemeuta ; and, if h c u at J er a tew da. ys
ie.ajaiu lactd thcip6rtl;ward on his re-
t u rn , h i w i 1 e a a d Ah n a ca'oudiit led 'hito..
After two d;ys ot kyil they were safely
installed- in thtir !ilew home, aud had
gone to work with kiwi 11 to niake things
isntiif'aiidr coinlortubM The Jaci upou
i he margin of tte lubei-was fertile, and
f ie re&ultof their tiir that 'it brought
forth ahunJantiy, whiierora thebeau;i
1 ul fvheeL ot .watfer: 0 litis pre ad before
tht tu any quantity lot tue raos elieious
trout could b'e ohtuiued, and lor . three
tar.s uiey enjoy
and-pUianty unalldycdl by
t ti e re di m c n , vr h o o f t en c ubi e 1 1 o irg d i--
t:ince8 even froit beyond the, Ndjch in
the White i Hills, (which reared' their
beads away tn.the north w.rd to fish in
the waters of the lake, as ihe-ir lathers
had done for acs and aias oefore the
foot bl the white ai'an had evkl left its
.iaiprint oq-.tbe saniii of, thi 'hJre.
" jj iii 'liofT n i 1 w il i had i:ru-jci' ap",t'
tween the whitj myn and live rd, and
the air was th&k with ruufc' s ol the
1 outiageh that re jeing'ct nutted "by
the savatres-. Several raliti
s of the more
-'Exposed settlers had beln
linmetea "eithcT- ruthlt'ssly murd ;r-
cariied away ;:caruivefe to Canada,
almost as bud for fsw of 'tlip, wo
men and chil lren pticvivo the lonr and
tedious march through the wildi-rness.
T h e red iri kn ulthdu (h it.H'v euim to
fish in the lake, rihw aid t hen; were
fcc-i lom seetf by' thej white -settlers, aud
less frequent still w&a any iriondly 'iuterv
course held betweenj thena. j. ;
One . morning Rujben (rfcy left the
cabin! eat ly4 to be iprie a!!; d:.-;.Tt' wa'
bis intent! h f'vt:ii thejrighboT 0:
. whonl we have before inade.,:nientijn,wbo
lived thtee" ni'lcs away, arid southward
- from tie JUke- A le w clays before, this
neighbor, whose name was
worked ior liim, a-d thi1
day had been
appointed for an exchange ot labor ?n
Battlement: jGtr'rty having;: agredto per-
i loriu some work forljPerkins,
Aiu these (fewdays therumor6 which
' . . , - jj ? pj; ... , . - . . . j . -
liaa been long rife, a ad sagmented, and
feigns of savage had been jseeD about the
:late::': ' -:s .;'..:tV'-Jtl;v'-;.'i
.1-1 taking his departure thdt morn..
ing, the settler felt jll atease, and had
it not been (or disapointiag hia neigh
bor he would bavererniiind at- home.
A" he threw his ax lover hia shoulder
he bade, his w ile and son now a vouth
61 ttn "y ears to rcmaijQ close" bjr the
c-.bin, arid keep a good lookout for any
danger that might threaten them. His
nUe he left in the cabin ior their great-
ei protection ashe know that fid case fof
" emerszoncy his wiielidould use it in their
-- , . :'iin.:.iii:r. & . v-' .
defense' llepeatingi h3 1 caution as he
crossed the -brook Which! f elf into th'e
. - . :. fli j j ; i - " ' v
lake a litl j way froai thei door, he w en
over, and from the;d6pr aythe, mother
.and' 'Von gazed. alterll hinoj juutil no had
disappeared in the;
iore8t, when they
vent! about the usual employment 'of
The first thing to be done was to milk
the one cow they possessed; and when
Irs. Grey had done' this; the boy Phil-
lip drove her to the pasture: buf a short
iistande away, whileijhis mother, mind
jful of.the' icjunctionishe: bad received
from her husband, watched him until
he had crossed the bar 3 and returned to
the cabin.. ... Hi, ;
, The'day was a ijng! one io -Mrs. Grey
acid Philliplhe i Iatterji: missing his
he been.' alioxycd to have fished, up
i n ir
brook, as tQ was wont to do. 1 Fear-
t r j a i womei baraa might befall him in
fai.'iir'ft . ajbdcricc, that the io'd fan's
'it- be lujjiii" about the shores i of
i- n l ;
l ike, faiio woaid not constat that he
uld lor a boiuent
he, accustomed to obey.
dfpiivatiou as bet he could.
The sun was' Boraelhing less than an
hour high above the treefops, when )lr3
- :(j,3 c,ime 10
the door of thei cabin, and
glancing at it, called
to Phillip who
e ani some sticks
was busy tvith his kn 1
luakiog a dairji across'the brook, ill e at
once tbeyed ijie surntiions, and corning
to her side, asked whit was wontid. !: '
4You muydrive up.thfe cow, Phillip
It. is rather leariv, but I dun't care to
have yog go nigh the woods when the
shadows begin! to fall: I If s!ie- is out o!
pasture, do npt try to fin d1 her." It her
so ujtil inorarn4, when yoar father wilK
hunt her up-"
"But I am
not afraid of the InJians,
the boyproudly drawiu
fullhiht, as if he
her see how much he bad
she has got out , where the
did the other
day, uiay I not go down
as far as the great oak where father
The clover grows thick
there, and it
H;Ou!d do you good to;. Bee
1 know the; Way
there is an Indiiu
and 1 dou t
within a dozqn miles of here." ' r
"I think 7'Ai. had better not, PiiiHip
The Woods 16wc that way are thick and
taugled, and da nger might be near when
you little thought."- I hope she has nojf
broken Q.utj but it she has you had bet-ter-
let your father huti.t.her up in the
morning, 'ou know, he said you must
keep close to? (he cabin to- lay" j" ;
Pfiififp didjnUt entreat further, fo
he knew that hi mother would not give;l
her consent so he turned away and
1 j' 1 1 M . . ', . ;- j . ' . j
went- whistljrva:' dovn toward the past
ure, a id. standing; in' the doorway, his
mother watihLd him fake down iho bars
and then j run 'across the, pasture toward. a!;
tittle grove ontrees wnicn iiuq ueea un
to alfoj d a Jratetul shelter for their cow
during the dt'days of summer.
was a depp hollow, into wnich he disip
peared, aqd as he did not immediately
em rge into view on the, opposite sid:,'
she concluded that be had.seen th j cow
in the ravine j further aown aud so ha 1
)ne in that direction. .1 1 ;
At this rndmant ome article of food
ihe was. cuoUng lor supper de;i;anded
her attentjohj, uau r
n'rsho 'tL'TriCmcd";i'; iilim'iiie .firoilXhis
detained her jbnt a few moments, when
she again went to the door,! aud bending
toward the i pastiiro, li-stened
tie sound of Puiilip's voices
calling out tbiihe; cow '''!-'
! A'A vm.so silent about the place that
she could hear the tiny ripples of the
lake iipor the shore and the chirping of
ia the , grass, close b',
of her son's voice reached
but uo und
her e ir.
The pasture was small and he
had plenty of lime to ;have gone, over'ilt
by this time, and she oegau to fear that
he had disobeyed her, and gone in search
ol the cow, which must have broken
from us incloiure., ohe waited ra fe??
moments longer and: then threw- her
apron over her bead and get but in! pur
suit of him.
'3ho had reached a
point about hall
when a wild,
JbV Cabin and the bars,
piercing shriek in the well
r i- v.-
kro.w voice "of her 'child fell upon her
ears, and which for it moment seemed to
turn her blood to ice, her heart to stone,!
and to deprive heir -of the power of mo
Again ittwaa rpo
ated, and this timed
the words came dU:
ictly upon her ear.
"Mother! bother! the Indians hive
1 i . ;i ' . ; i . l ....
i ; ,ana tnen mere wa-j ine same
brrathless. silence aa
Lf-i ' ' - '.V
heaven, spare - my
' 'Oh! Father in
child from ' the heathen foes," . burst
from the pale lips of the mother, as she
strove to rouse herself from, the great
fear that oppressed her heart, and tq
burst the bonds which had deprived her
of motion. . - ' ,1 U . :
By a violent effort she was .successlu
and took a ! few eteps'foward in the
diretciion whence the sound had cpma.
i ' 'What ean my feeble ban l-tdo to save
-I - w
can I tltrive to wrest him lrom the ter-
rible . savnget- Oh ' llubin, liuben,
that you were here to' save cur Phillip I
For a moment only did she give way
to dbpair, and theu a lool ,' determina
tion took ite place, and turning she ran
swiftly to the cabin, never piusing as
the. faint cry ol Phillip', apparently at. a
.greatej distance than when he had calU
ed before, broke nj.oa her ear.'' .
For a, moment she 'disappeared within.
i.u, sL .m.j apsiingjy. How
.uJ u,?1!C!BWg,u .Irom ,ine caoiu Jo3t, lowing to tho 'rocky nature 0
she' bjjrtf, her hr;wd'i rite inr '.hcrMlfc' : -. , w ; ' ,',:', - V 4
hanaPjiwhile about her waist was his belt
. -. I. 1
to whih his hunting knife was attach
ed, as well as powJei-'iorn and bullot
pjuch. ' ; '- . .
L?ajrin'g the door standing wide open,
she set but at the utniost speed in the
direction of the spot .where she had last
seen her child. ' 1 ' ' .
The bars of. the pasture were down as
she had seen him leave them, and pas,
ing, through she soon gained th a -pot
where he had disappeared into the hol
low.' A quiekgl inee up'and down re
nor did a sound break
the. siTebco sava the' warbling of a robin
on a bti-sh close besid-3 her. AitKng into
the hojllow. she! beheld near its. upper
extremit-, by tpe fence that here crossed
it, t hair 'Cow, and parsing "rar:dlyj a'onq
in that direction she trnced'in thej moi-f
earch the footprints, of lx.r child, and
about half jvny up, cvo-e t y m c'tlnip uf
huohes sh beheld the impr 1. ts ol n.f;c
c isin , and at dnce reiiizd that Phi.
lip's captor had here been concealed wid
had utjexpecte jly -prang out upon h.nj.
A trait which tha savages hid taken no
-.-it . i " .
pains to conceal, was easily tracea in the
earth, and the mother, jalmosf
frenzied by the 1 jss of h3r child hurried
along thc hollow urt(ti oa by the1 Lope
of coming up with them, and ia
?ay by h 'r unaidod a-m, secaring
irom ui- capiors ' , " Jt
Potn the impression made in the
muddy'eatth she ju Iged that the savages
were three-in number, and, after going
on a few rods she' could see ho signs o
her child's fojtsteps. She came to the
conclusion that they had f.borne him
away ib their arms, he not being able to
keep up to the paci they desired. Thi-i
" Onelusion urged her on t greater ex
'ertion; and. she followed with all the
speed she coull command, determined
U save her c aid or scare) his fate. In
moments the .extremity of lit'
was reached, or rather that por
tion of'it which wa inclosed in the pas
ture, illlere by tho feno? tjb cotv .1-.lecdHi'g;-quieir
,i.od ih': aiiim'ii -iaib-J.d
her head. and seeing Ifer uiisties at once
''''!: I . : . I
started off for the cabin, wliile Mrs.' Grey
continued in the opposite direction,
''Philip, Philip." How often was that
'' ! . ' "
name on ihe tongue of the mother, as
she hurried on, and now she longed to
.-hout 'aloud h;s nanie. but fcho prudent.
.. . i'i i .- i . . . " . .
ly desisted, tearing to -give ; warning to
th 2 savages that they were pursued. '
The sua went steadily down, and a
last it was hidden beneath the treetops,
and the gloom of night began to creep
into thei forest.
Night was fast coming,
and in the da
knee how could she follow
the trail, which even now cost her many
precibus moments, as she paused in un
certain" y at a point" whire it was ren.
dered obscuie by the rocky nature of the
ground ; but much to :ber satisfaction,
the trail turned abruptly toward the
lake, and as the fore3i
liigut nom :ne rosy
1 1 . 1
on the. scene, and the trai! was
again plainly discernible,
on the llake was a narrow
Oa the fihori
beach of white
?and, 'and upon this the trail 9truck; and
so plain "were. thej footstep? that there
was no difficulty in follow ng even after
the light 'had diei' out of the west
With her husband's rifle firmly clutched,
he hurried on, seeing nothing before
i '- ' ' '
or around h?r save the tiaii, and think-
in of nothing save her child. j
The moments lengthened, into hoiif s,
and at last midnight caice. The moon
' ' 1 - 0 . . -."' ... . '
had risen and the; trail upon the sitii
was as easily followed asio broad day.
light, and still she toiled on, unmindful
of fatigue or the dangers of her situation,
but the way which had been so easy waa
now about to change. A huge cliff
thrust itself fir out into the lake, and the
sandy beach led no farther in this di
At tbe fOjaot fqe clifibhe paused for
a monunt ana men toegan Hie tweary
aicent of tbcihili whence th rock thrust
. -'V; '.'!. I ' f
itself out. It wa of considerable higbt,
! , '' i:- I ' i
iBd several Hi ne.s she was oblisred to
I .t . . . f :
rost ihrouh''beer exbattstion, bnt at last
sic ?roo! upon the sutirriiitand gazed
d)ffn the steep declivity before her. j.'
A ttiick forest covered th hill, reach
i n g .down th th e ;; w -i e r 9 edge, for the
ssrivly beach did uot ex'.end in this diw
tejond the. cliff. ' The trail she
"t ? ... . ,
about;h?r in the darkness, she
y beheld a glimmering light
amid the tree? far below. A
hopfe that she I ,was close, to her
cliild, ih?pire"d ; her, and she cuu iously
began the descent.-.
Full ten, minutes had el ipsed before
she reaehed the loot : of; the hill, and
lound herself-lbut a short distance lrom
the camp SrCjj .which no w shone' through
the trees in a' manner that showed it
was being, augmented by ihe keeping of
a quantity of dry fuel upon it. The red
iiam ;a shot upward, throwiug out a red
gjow into the lorest, and from the spot
where she stood she could see the dark;
lorms of the savages as they flitted about;
the fire prepiriog No:ne food before they
continued onf theilr course !
ft t th -y w oiitd not remain &o near
, h ' H-rttiemr-nt. through th night, aftei
!-. - H - ''''' ! : '
:h.'-ou'rage th e v had . coiimitted. sh:
.va we'll c .hi'!nced, and it she would
K'-.eu-:' her chJ it must be done at once;!
or iiij 1, ast b'l;pic they vvere prepared to
re ulna their Avay, so with the' emtion
which woul i not have disgraced a scou
long used to such warhre,'she approach,
ed the camped was soon so close upon
them-that ste colld behold all that,
transpired, while she was shielded from.
"sight by the darkness an 1 the trunk o'
JjfysJ.raeViHyaiQ wlijeli shhad iaksn
iLlUe.. ;:) ,,';: .
Oae ot the fiavagfl-i was seated upon
tha ground a little apart from tha fire,
and cioso beside biru was Philip, placed
ia such a pqdtion that his slightest
movement co jld not escape trfe eyes of
hU captor, antl the mother's heart sunk
w:i'.hin her as she saw his- danger, froml
which there was but her feeble arm to
rescue hiria-. The bullet slumbering in
th i bairel bf br husband's rifle would
do for one ol , tr-e savages, but would not
the other twjllbe upon ,jher jbeforei the
could reload! fit1 he one guarding her boy
o'L'ould have tbitballet, for if one' of the
r;i!rs'fel), he laight at onco avenge bi
ural by ; thaf of , Philip's otbiog
H oaid be gainei by wailing ; and with V
-Xi 'V- I i
p.ayer upon ; her lips for 1 success and
strength in ihii her great hour of trial,
iok brpaght t-hi rifle to her shoulder,
and taking deliberate aim, fired, V
Wudly the report rang through the
forest, and the?; savage,; springing from
thd ground, stood erect upon hia feet,
and tbe next nment fell headlong upon
bis face a corpse, while Philip with a
hill frightened cry 'sprang to his fee,
and looked eagerly about, as if debating
in his mind in "whieti " direction' the shot
h-.l come, and bither to flee for safety t
: ; For a , moment the two surviving
savages seemed stricken with artoaish-
-uj. cf at thij unlookedtibr assault and
ctciith of theit companion; and thee one
of them sprang'toward Philip with ; op.
lilted to nahawk, while the other turned
toward the pbiat whence the report of
the rifle "had come, Not a movement ol
the. savages had escaped the attention of
Mrs. Gray , though she was striving with
all th haste possible to reload Ihe jifie.
A handful of powder had teen poured
iuio ;he barrtlj aad b was-driving
down th9 wadding upon - it; when ;she
saw the savige apriogiog toward Philip,
ii ith i ery she bounded forward, miss
ing the tomahawk sent at he head b$
tHtf. savage be Arest her.- and the' next
moment stood revealed, ia the firelight
tie gazj of both VaaMgtiaJV jTbe : one
jbite, to her and Puiiip taddeniy faced
I her with his tomuhawfc,; circling -above
lalal rhrow '..j Jj "r -- '
With a sudden thought, which to her
seemed lke inspiration, ane presented
the r.fle, with the ramrod still - remain
ing in the barrcfh and pcUid tha trigger
A lloud report followed, nd' the recoil
ras o great tha
the intreped woman
violently backward, while
the sivagf?, with a howl of pain, fell 10
the earth with 'the ramrod driven1 com
pletely thiotigh. hM body, while'the force
of tbe fall impaled him. to the gTound;
where he remained howling most hotrib-
' -i v---':--VIP-"'-:' "i
Only. orf ajinpment wSsMrGrcv
confused by tbe recoil of tbe rifle arl
the injury she received ia falling
ing to her leet just as the-other;
coming to avenge the fate of his com-
panions, sprang toward her with up
lilted j comaliawk, ' cdmpletelyj at his
ruercy, as she had no weapon ol defense,
she expected every moment the latal
blow: but before the tomahawk could
descend thej; report of rifle rang out
-j lud and clear close at- hand,; and the
ravage fell to '.the earth with a bullet
through his heart, and the next'moment,
with a shout ;df triumph, Kuben Grey,
followed by the son of the neighbor for
whom he . had been at work,
emerged from Ihe gloom ol the fores
and clasped per in, his arms, which were
ojened wi eij that they might include the
little figure jot! Philip, who was hang-
: i ji -
inj,- about! bis mother's neck.
Ia a little it.inie Mnt Greyiollihirn of
what had occurred. and in return
, Tl ' .7 :1 .
that her huisbaod had come bom
. ! I t . : I i I
the youth .who wa- to help him ' the next
day, and finding the. cabin deseitedj had
sought the I rail and followed, oil jmit in
time to strike tha last blow in the battle
which she ihail so valiantly sustained
against &uclf fearful od Is.
1 ' -
Now Tom, 1 do wonder that you
have the face to' stand up for th it horrid
woman as ypu(o', said pretty
Mrs. GraingeriWith a -decided bbu
she handed! tier
second cop of. tea.
Mr. (Ii aiu-ger smiled.
it was possible that she net er said a word
against you in
k You khohe has
"Yon take sitaDashfiwayVwbrd for
11, my ur. , auu, upuu uiy , uuuur )
should a greatdeal sbbner'exp6cti Mrs.
Oh, of Asonfic and the'poui
ed to a - Tegiilaf frown; ' lust because
.u- s.;! -j-; irAli ' : -.a , I. .
..'I wishi sheiwasn f, my dear, and
doubt ifjsheis,j' 9aid theillogical Tpm,
"But seriously, Polly, what earthly rea
son has Mrs! Howland to siandfr and
abase yoa T I iri the first place she knows
OOthlQg Of JOUO- , yf f;.J vjf; . ,t
f "Andjin th6second place, si she Is
a horrid? vulgar wo nan' who lire cext
door to iae, and caa6ce everything I do
and hore evarything 'I bay. A'"wiabi she
ould Hear ne now. She is Balle'ilona'
, ! , i i t i . I .' I-- ! i I .1 II v -
and spiteful n.nd envious as she can' be; 1
ana i know max aoe q&r saia tnut 1 am
young. and flighty," and extra vigaot, and
oo more fit
to be a married
if baby.' Theril And won't
ask her to rny party Tom, npt if too go
uwwu V" JvM aucvs iui a A. UB I LC1U
it If lierfhtubana ia bletb
start in your! business His
wife5 is toe
ught !to be ashamed to ask i!t," h'ere the
little bride broke down and ran sobbing
oaf of fcbe room I . ; t
-5-' J' ' 1-r-J -! ijj -X ' V'l-'l 1 tt:
; -Mr. . yom- lfft atqoc setaf ehed bSaj
left whisker with a iaetnl faei-J S ! ;
"Now whn would suppose I that the
""! i i -rf - ' , k
little blue-eyed !girl who thought just as
through our courtship could develop in
fear. And J Tflust make same kind oi
excuse to Borland about thu nuisance
of patty, Mrs. Dashawav put the
whole jthtng into mywfe'aJhead,1 from
the 4 Degicnibg!to the 'endVand ir 'Mrs
Dashaway waa at the other end of the
world likooVo'astDaii wh wouldn't
feel com pe' led to wear a weeds dn hia hat
Oeigho! Tsapose sappose "
in-on'e' has 'rows "enough
home, and rranV 'qoKeMIjiPtn$
have ptace f by al) means.
y 8o the , Widegrobznf' went up stairs
and made bb excuses jto the Tridefbr
venturing to take Mts: flow fan l's part,
and then weht to his ofSce. leaviDg !her
nemy Iihave on earth: hd ; she
shall riot come (tb the cparty Total I
she d(ki t iilll leavethc"; house!' Yoo
to consult and. plan with Mrs. Dashaway
through the long mcrniug for the siin-
per and Ihe baII.3At luoci however
Mrs' Dashaway looked long and oddly at
her friend. : ; ; r ' r
"Goodness 1 PoJIyN What can be the
matter ' with you ?; ' Your f aco is flushed
as rid as fire!' ; ' ; , '
I don't knowj' . said Mjti jGrainger
Unguidlyr 'ltI have a terrible headache
and my thijoat is very jiofe.; But it wU .
go off in time " 1 ' j '
Mrs. Daabawajturned pale beueath
her rouge an'4roroin thertablejrii,
' Theretill this moment I bad for
gotten a message "for rny" dressmaker!
I must run awayiibia iognt,,myfcidear;
ifjoU wilT excuse me.jNoTon'tcome ; .
to th door- Go and lie down, and narse
that hfad and throat. .Vku reyoir ' in y
dear. '' . .-'-: ;,;' -i . .. . . ":
;She burricd away without kissing her !
friend, ai usual without even soaking
hand?, But Mrs. Grainger -scarcely no-
ticed tho orn mission, or the-flighty hnr-'e
rj of the elegant widow's jmanner. ffer '
bead aehed till she-could scarcely- see-
and a strangf- vague feeling was creep
ing overher ioind, andiahejhad to re-
call her thoughts forcible from the
strangest places and themes. : '
Finally she laid down in her dressing t
room? Her husband found her here at
seven P. Mv her face scarlet, hei ejea i
;i .j it - t -. '
wuu. anu ner voice noarse ana ireum i -
Icjus, as she murmered andTbibbled f
to herself about the party, an 1 ner droas T
No party or dress had she poor woman- L
Bnt the scar'.ot'fevcr instead, which ra. '! )
ged terribly just then, in New York, and :
which lei her step3 down to the very t
borders of the grave. '
.It was a long and weary time before '
consciousness and convalensecnse corn 'i .
together, to the ihyalidi But perfect
health and her unsaddeoed heart won .
Hie battle at last tend she" mra41frftriH"
vt Wfi..iftnii Ji''. .-i;.-'v,rv
up in bed one more! propped by Pillows
ah hbldlng lief huiband'aTiand in herg1 ;
"fe hkdf negtecte'of buessanf every ;i
thing else, to watch beside h i darling, A
aha Was pale and haggared as a ghost,
Bulher loved htm better so It naif iri the f
higbt 6f; his niahly beauty ; ajad ne Lad i
nevtr been one half bar so' 'mueb: her 1
ewri, as'now that he hadiron nerUack
from the'tery a arms of destti. 'tl , '
-rAndIwho -haibe20 my kind nurse,
Tom fi' ihe sa'd suddenly"; 'All'thirogh
the lever and the pain 1 was conwibus
that borne one a woman wa wateh '
ing over me as tenderly as ray own dear
l mother could have done Vh was it f 1
-. . i .. :' t .
v "Mrs, Dashaway scuttled a Way from'
you in a panics the; roomeiit 'ilief uill
what aild yoa, and has never been near -;r
the hbusoor sent tosViorybiJ.ince I" J
was the iadignant ieply Here byoqr
faitlifttl niirie'f'a;'' JSH'di
Ajjd gbinp-.i&'f tha next roninMr
(raingec Jed k fair,: pbrtlyaniiiing lady I
oi fife and forty I t-V to the bedside, H
LMrSfc Graioger uaredl wilily.It W4y j '
her,? worat lenemi'Mrbo ht6o$ 4hrei
-ihe gaiped jour, twtwkaobWfiatif C
3(arfJed..xo'ti!l 2nytkiatiift';ftip1i !
trtathi ? trJfi..; fcK:!-'"; I ,
,P1A yeudeaJr J never said nothing !
more than tbafaal was as fit io fbef
married as jotsaidMriiHowland i
JOttl'f nj( tjyM.aaUwaf .fl)ad' : '
jour ear- fall of sach vtones f or jber o wor ;
you as weir sa l and rny old man do
yoa won't have mnch ironble iri this T
thtnlf, for want of friead ifo !
obeyeaVuandbmelrel : gwctiiJi '
month after, and the enad rWtv m
through h er abseooe T and Pollj didn't t
at ine wpper and the ball.
Naomi, tbi daaghter Of JZhochywti fivt
hundred and eighty years old when ahn 1
was married. Courage Ladies I '
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