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' : FORGOTTEN.
Forgotten! 't is the sentence passed on every thing
- of earth ; . j
I taught can escape the- heavy doom, that in this
world has birth ;
Thceloud 4hat floats in azure skies, the flower that
hi owns so bright, i
The leaf that casts a cooling: shade, unnoticed pass:
from sight. ( !
Forgotten! -can it be thatw??, the beautiful, the
. g'wd, . . !
The wi-e, the great,- must buried be, 'neath Lethe's
Vaverle.ss flood ? . I
Mu.st all this world's magnificence, its splendid pomp
, and pride, j j .
jf The fanes which man has proudly raised, "and Time's
- .uotji" arm detied,f I . .
johli" it an "Yeturu tr dust, and-from remem-
I -hrance fade- ": .
t , .1 -
I Will no fhiut irietuorv remain,! no thought, not e'en a
I ; shade '. . .
lila! it must: thus has it been thus must it be -
Who reared the lofty pyramids ? Their work. was all
irr -vain ! . . f i
i"'tri' ken with awe, we gaze iipon those monuments
I .to fame, '
f And ask, bnt ask unanswered, for the mighty build-
Ier's name ! I
The countless tumuli outspread upon our western
"Vho piled their shapeless forms, and why? "Where
J are the busy hands
"Which ages since heaped high those mounds ? Alas !
I we ne'er can know ; j
Tieir riaines were blotted out ifrom life long centuries
: l-'A : ago. ' ,v , , : .
EAnd iinist I he forgotten thus? 'Wheh earth sees me
A ' . no more 'f ' .
lAVill' all this'fworking world plod on as calmly as be-
: fore J I . ' - j
"Will na sweet memory, of me cling round some con
I : .stailt heart ? j . ' r?
,Must all remembrance of my , life from every soul de
part r : . . i L 4
It must not be ! ' Build nica tomb whose top shall
i pierce the cloud . , I
Me high the marble I set S it rounr withstately
p "c6unnns prduu . mmmm'mmm'
Hear nie tome fanedig deep the bat-e, outspread it far
f and wide, i
ind write my name 'indelibly upon its gleaming side !
'1)0 v n ! down ! rebellious soul, not thus must thou
f . remembered be ' t
ut iiius a wuau njubi ages nence ue taugnt zq tmaK
I of me . .. ...
Kot. thus would -1 be carried on by Time's resistless
1'floQd-; ' "V ; . . f - -' '
1 would not be remembered with the great, but with.
I , the 'jood " " i
If iu my heart one virtue live, one pure and holy
If. in niy character one high, and noble trait be
I wrought, .. ' ' j . '
If in my life,' one act be fouji'd from earthly blemish
I free, i .' . .' L .'. " .
If ane .bright impulse point!
' member me ! ' 1 I
to Heaven, ly that re-
HY 1 I.N LEY JOHNSON.
CHAPTER I. r
It was a beautiful morn, anjd the w ind which had
Jaged with such fury during the night, had, on the
pproacb- of .the ".God 'of day," sunk calmly to
,tWp upon theV.oeean's bosom. The heavv masses
ot dark clouds, which the $pirit of the storm had
n!ed up in the horizon, were disappearing before
tbe refulgent beams of the " luminary " of heaven,
pi' I the sky above Was assiiming'its native blue.
gliding gently "upon tbe long smooth s wells might
hae'leen f.oeri..a gay and model craft. Shelat
Jiko. a duck upon the water, and as she alternatelv
rose and sank on the deep Iclear waves, she showed
i nuu winch woiikl have called forth a sailors ad-
DiMtinu.-- At. her . masl. head was a ftag bearing
"poii.it; tlie inscription, " The Avenger,"" and drop-
''tig across her strn was! also one revealinir tbo
Brazdian arms-in all their blazonry.'. . -1
one imaccustomed to the structure of a Ves
H'!, the one in' question, would biive been considered
as a peaceful merchantman; but to a seaman's eye
It WOlllll Il lVA flrmnovol iI.Tf cln wno ' Kin'U -..
sw utness without regard
.. w . . l win ...l LUAb O LIO Htw uuill 1UI
to her burden.; In fact
Mie was too hand
idsotne for . any thing else, but a
Higgler or-a pirate, bhej had . a. most suspicious
pearance, and the sight of a " long Tom " lying
Duirly hid beneath some polled rOpe and canvass,
?ave at least some: excuse Ifor that supposition.
but it any lingeriiigiUnibts still remained they
were spoedily dissipated bv tbe motley group which
thronged her deck. All nations and all climes
a uiore savage looking crew
U would have beerv vain to!
search for. Some were
lounging, about the deck
some were ehgaged in
ere eagerly watching to
1'iaung cards and others w
catch a sight of some, new
victim, bueh was the
t the .time in which
crew of the Avensrer
tory commences, piracy had assumed a fear-
f"! aspect,, and-tbe. " Av
was. looked upon
"TiJ feared as the " scourge of the ocean "
Antonio, the pirate c
U'iror to the hearts of the
i-ief, whose - name struck
lonest -marineri, was a gi-
feline Meican bearing a Countenance of
miuenance ot a .most vil
ite had been one of crime
''''iioui.asp('ct.' ;Itis early
1 bloodshed, v., Betray iojg a friend, niulderin
-in bis xiativte ,-plaei-
-he. was obi
ged to flee
uit Of tb
r is .
e pursuit:pi lue law, ana inrowinT. iimoH
.!t"i the circle df 'smugglers, be had by his supe-
'll,r le.arnintr . bis .imti wilH -and 'bnitA ' cmiMwo aK,
e command of the "Avenger.'
itjiature, conscious! of his villainous deeds.
Ul'Sfainned flip, S)inl nf, Villain iinon thfl liniampnts
1 - . ' - '7
111 'us UtK tor its, outlines were terrible; to behold
An eye whicVL-gleamed Hyith. ,a supernatural fire,
faired trom' benSiath a liuga mass of
iC Ult Which surrW
bich 6urroiuV4e4 bis waist, and the ban
die of a knife could be i discerned showing itself
from the breast of his coau "With the look of a
fiend-retaining his authority by the sabre point
feared and' yet hated by his crew such was Anto
nio, the pirate chieftan. j
Among that crew, whose very appearance, told
of their character, there was one as young pale
faced boy, whose voice wa3 ever heard in behalf of
the victims of the murderous chif. His history
was unknown and nonelinew-of his former life or
parentage, more than he (himself thought proper
to divulge. His appearance upon board of the Pi
rate was in a manner somewhat singular. During
one of the watches of the night a voice was heard
imploring assistance, ynd on making efforts to
discover from whence they proceeded, lie was: pull
ed upon deck almost lifeless. A rope was about
his neck: and to all inquiries he would give no
answers satisfactory. ' By taking an oath of allegi
ance his life was spared, and giving his name as
Paul Homer; be was enrolled amongstthe blood'
tbirsty crew of the .Pirate. It was noticed that
when upon his watch, either through weariness or
negligence,, be would gcneralv be found in sleep,
anuM .?..r "lumbers would start and moan mut-
tering of his father .wrvlihi
All this was re-'
"i. him with no
took air .'fonor-
ported to the chief,, who.
iovinf fJvn '. fLrin rm ovcrv
o j i - I
tuuity to taunt him with cowardice and want ot
courage. -His prayers for mercy; as- he beheld the
helpless victims falling before the murderous stroke
of the Pirate's arm, grated harshly upon Antonio's
ear, but fearful of arousing the crew, w hose nature
be knew full well, he made no open threats of vio
lence against Paul. His peaceful disposition, bis
pale face and his deeds of kindness to those around
ihim, bad made him
friends even in the midst of
rapine and murder.
CHAPTER IT. !
Upon the morning, in which we have introduc
ed the vessel and its owners to our readers, they
were making preparations to start upon a cruise,
in which' they expected much booty. All were
anxiously waiting for a favorable wind, and as An
tonio paced up and down the deck,! anxiety was
depicted upon his face. The glance of his fiery
eye was directed among his murderous crew, and
then was impatiently planted upon the horizon.
At length a slight breeze came upon them, which
soon changed to a steady blow. " Crowd on sail,
my merry men" he shoiji;b and in a moment the'
vessel wasj tlying on theJN-fiSs deep, with every
stationed at the mast 'hat t o keep a! look out for
any strange sail, a part Ki'ue crew were engaged
in working the craft,, anethe rest in tbe forecastle
were, swearing, drinking and quarreling over games
of cards and dice. Seated upon a low stool was
Paul deeply interested in the success! or" failure of
his throw. His features wore still some marks of
beauty, but the untamed fiery passions of his soul,
and the companionship of vice and; misery, had
left their traces upon . his countenance, and his
bearing now bad assumed the recklessness of his
associates. Having staked largely upon the result.
he ventured and lost. Cursinsr his
fate he once
more tempted fortune, and she again
Roused by the coarse taunts of his
forsook hi in.
ake upon tbe
threw with a trembling hand Ids last si
table, and as the dice rattled in the box, the heavy.
sweat of anxiety, stood in large, drops upon his
forehead. He threw, and as he did so his band
still held thd box which covered the dice as ifdie1
feared to withdraw it, to discover his fate. " Lift
it fnan don't be a fool" wag echoed by all, and as
tbe dice presented themselves before bis view, be
cried, " 1) f-n the Juck" and leaned! back against
the wall for support. With the -laugh of a fiend,
rtbe victor swept the gold, into his! pocket; and
chuckling maliciously 'rose 'from his seat. .
You are a' cheat, a scoundrel, a base born vil
liari," muttered Paul, as he ground his teeth with
passion ; "you have' used loaded dice base cheat.
Gazing at the youth with a look in which anger
and wonder were blended, his,opponent replied in
a sneering tone of moGkery," Poor1 fellow you
had better retire, your . los$ has caused a flow of
bile, and turning to the; crew, helgavethema
wink, and a laugh of boisterous tones greeted the
ear of Paul. ' j ! -
Stung to madness by his lpss, and the jeers and
cool manner of bis opponent, he again repeated
in a loud voice the charge of being la cheat.
Rising from his seat, which he had hitherto re
tained, die approached the youtb, and while bis
wrath rose to a fearful height, he said : " A cheat,
look here, you squeamish puppy -when a man
calls me by that title, I have this to revenge bis
insolence, and as he spoke, : he touched the handle
of a knife- "but when a" boy a child so styles
me, I correct him, thus" and with bis open hand
he sent Paul reeling backwards. j -'
" Damnation," yelled Paul,, as he recovered from
the effects of the blow, and with a scream that
sounded like the shrieks of the fiends, he seized
upon, the knife, which his (antagonist Iwore, and 'ere
any were aware of his intents, darted iipon him
with fury, and plunged it to its hilt in bis bosom.
Vainly the victim caught at the; shrouds, the
blood in torrents gushed from the I open wound,
and wjth a curse upon bis lips he expired. . The
death rattle of the fallen was -drowned in the
shouts of the victon "With folded arms Paul
stood-and gazed upon the lifeless body of the slain.
The irew were too much; thujnderstruck: to inter
fere, and for a moment he was unmolested. .Du
ring the contest, the. eyes: of tbe Pirate chief bad
been gazing upon the combatants, unseen 7et
had be seen. Knowing the native ferociousness of
the man with whom Paul was engaged, he bad
hopd to see the latter ;, slain, and thus put out of
the Way, thus would his hatred have been satisfied.
But as he beheld tbe glittering kuife in the hands
of Paul, and witnessed the sudden deed, bis rage
knel no1 bounds, and resolving to jmake this cir
cumstance a plea for disposing of his object of
hatred, be left his situation, aud as if unconscious
of the occurrence mingled with the crewL , Coming;
to where the body lay, 'be, gazed upon it, and as
the veins of his forehead settled with! anger, and
his face grew livid with rage, he exclaimed in a
voice of thunder, " What dog has done this deed ?
Who has dared to encroach upon my authority?"
Stepping from out' the crew, Paul raised aloft
the yet reeking knife, and. in tones jvyhich faltered
not, said " I did it I, Paul Romer my hand
6ent this hound to his place in hell, I ,
OF HI CMOLIM, .UIIIU
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA,
Unable longer to smother his rage, or control
his feelings he levelled a pistol at Paul's head,
saying as j he did so, "then after, him and give
him thisi message," and pulling the trigger, the
ball flew over his intended victim's head.
Ere hei could again present another, some doz
en or more of the crew drew their knives from
their sheaths, and shouted out, " He was right,
Caffer, deserved -his fate."
Asa lion in its agony, or a crippled snake in its
pain, so did Antonio turn upon bis gang. Fiercer
than the blaze of tbe lightnings, was the glance
which flashed from his eye, but knowing the dispo
sitions of those with whom he had to deal, he
searched every countenance before he again spoke.
Having shaped bis course of action after a short
pause, he thus addressed them.
" My brave comrades is there one among you,
who can say that I ever faltered in my duty ?
Have I not led you on to deeds of valor and swept
within our coffers the. wealth of our prizes ? Have
I ever drew back when the lightning's blazed, or
been swerved from my purpose by the cries of
mercy ? No there is not one "who can say that
their chief was ever moved bv cries or supplication.
And who was it, that stood by my side, and with
his arm carved a way to victory ? Yea, my own
merry men, who was the first to leap upon tbe
J deck and seize the' prize ? Was it not Caffer?"
a As changeful as the elements a murmur of ap-
j, .jQo vas neard trom tne crew, and as it ten up
on ti-.. , k nl he cast a look of hellish
-. V .-.f iv. .1 1,1, ir . , .
joy -at v - . . 'V , turn v:as intently, out
calmly viewii.. ; -v. '.'e.
" What shall be aig doom of him ?" contihuted
the Pirate, who has basely murdered a brave man,
worth a hundred of such as he " you know our
law speak," In tones which admitted no hope of
mercy, all replied, " Death death to the murder
To die a death so horrible as that which he well
knew would be inflicted by his enemies, threw over
him its horrible thoughts. Smiling with scorn he
said, "let me die upon the deck in battle" not in
disgrace 'tis all I ask."
A few were willing to comply with bis request,
but the voice of Antonio drowned all other ears,
as be shouted out in stentorian tones, "No let him
die a dog's death tbe infernal coward" "Blood
As he felt that hope had plumed her wings
for a farewell flight, thoughts of his early child
hood came thronging upon him; with tearful eyes
he gazed at the blue skies above, and then pressed
his hands upon his face, and remained for a mo-
meiiij .-"""Zl'hl Sa:rTue 'tilKi.
gleam of the Pirate's eye, he assumed a look of
defiance, and with a tearless gaze he eyed the seek
ers for his blood. " K ol, coward, be shouted in
the ears of the chief," villian who fattened on his
kinsmen's blood, I spjt upon you, and defy you
and as bespoke, be approached and spit upon his
" Hell and furies" cried Antonio, take this you
dog,'' flashing a pistol in the face of the youth.
The crew closed in Paul still holding the bloody
knife sprang-up the mainmast. " Whoever comes
after he shouted, comes to bis death."
Seize the villian, cried the Pirate, but ere bis
mandato-was obeyed, the minds of all were busily
bent upon preparing for a chase The youth was
forgotten-; for the cry of " sail ahead" had arrested
the quarrel, and in an instant all on board was
bustlp. 'Perched above them, Paul, was in the ex
- CHAPTER III. ;
"Gaily, and with the s,peed of a mountain bird
the good old ship, " Seaman's Bride," was flying
across the waste of waters. She bad left the city
of B. with a valuable cargo, and a few boxes of
specie to be consigned to a bouse in Rio Janerio.
Two weeks had she been on her course, and all on
board were in high spirits of safely reaching the
place of their destination. As the spray was dash
ed from her heaving prow, and fell like glistening
gems upon the waves of the ocean, the jolly tars
laughed with hearts full of joy, and as they gazed
upon the track which the noble vessel left upon her
larboard lee, all of a sailors pride .filled, their souls.
The captain was. one of that class, of whom it
could be said, i hey commanded the respect and
obedience of thejr crew. He could, by no means be
styled a handsome ''man according to tbe general
meaning of that phrase. , His features were not
regular, nor was his figure a piece of absolute sym
metry. His hair was a light brown his eves blue,
quick and penetrating in their glance. His com
plexion though originally fair, had by bis exposure
to the tempests and waves, become tanned to a
brownish hue, but the principle charm in his coun
tenance consisted, after all, in a general air of good
humor, high courage, and great intelligence, which
overspread it.: There was but one passenger on
board, and be, by bis quiet manners and general
fund of information, had made a personal friend of
"'Welsh all soon reach Rio," said the captain, " so
far, all is bright, having ; escaped the vpirates, we
may now hope lor a sate arrival.
At the mention of the word "pirate" the
cheeks of the listener blanched, and a deathly hue
overspread h4s countenance, and in tones which
were expressive 'of. fe3r, said : "There is no danger
I hope, to be expected om them ? We are well
"supplied, and might give them a brush."
" If we meet with one we shall by all means,"
was the reply. s' .
Leaving the ship in the charge of the mate, tbe
captain wended bis way to the cabin, and for a
moment seemed in deep: meditation. "My poor
boy,", he muttered, and then as if overcome by
some inward feelings, be bid his face in his hauds
His reverie was broken in upon by his friend, who
at a loss to see the captain in such a mood, ap
proached" him and said, " Why captain, not in tbe
sulks ? come man cheer upV
" I was merely brooding over thoughts, which
the memories of the past have awakened," was
the reply. '
"And what may those be!" inquired the other,
in a voice of sympathy. " If I am not asking too
much, would you inform me ?"
' ",It vas some ten. years ago that my bov, then
' but twelve years of age, in a foolish freak, left his
home his parents and bis all to ship on a cruise
to China. In his boyish passionj reckless of all
eonsequences, be took a step which has been the
SAfURDAY, v jdYEME-IR
means of consigning to the grave his motherl and
almost breaking the heart of his father." Here
the narrator's frame shook with emotion but rtias
terinsr it he. continued 1." ten years have now tolled
round, and timeupon his noiseless wfng, has borne
the hopes If &l my former anticipations.""; Ojyk by ;
one--have r-j&tt thd"Bmsappear, and' tbis-Tstuv - i -
day on which he lett us all, then wonder not my
thoughts are on. that occurrence. There is within
me something that speaks to my soul, that this
day shall be one of joy or sorrow. Of my poor
Paul, nothing has been beard, and I know not
whether to hope on still or yield to despair."
" Hope on by all means, for " but ere the other
could finish the sentence, the door was suddenly
opened, and a voice cried, " captain there's a sail on
our starboard lee." She appears to be chasing us."
Rapidly springing from his seat, he hurriedly
took steps to reach the deck. All emotions of
grief had passed-from his countenance, and a stern
look of defiance now rested upon it. . On reaching
tbe spot be found ail eyes directed upon the strange
sail. She was a ciost suspicious looking craft, and
dubious shakes of the head from tbe tars, told full
well their opiniors of her.
" Well captain, what do you make her out,"
anxiously inquired the passenger.
" Well, reallv I can't say with certainty ; she
has the appearance of a pirate, but still tbe looks of
the crew would not warrant such an assertion.
But let her be what she may we can outstrip her
in speed, and if it should come to a brush we can
try our hands.''
"On she came, most beautifully, and not yet cer
tain of her character, the captain, of the " Sea
man's Bride" kept his own craft at the same dis
tance, when be first saw the strange sail. She
was a modef' f beauty, and the sailors glances
were directed, with apdmiration at her long black
shining hull. Majestically-on she sped, as if con
scious of her power, and. on a flafecr which gracefully
waved i.t the mast head, the woru1-. " Avenger "
was een, thus giving to the gazers the name of
All of a sudden a signal was made upon thV
stranger, of distress, the colors were reversed, and
put at half-mast, and through bis glass the captain
could see a hurried movement upon tbe deck, as if
something of an unsual occurrence bad taken place.
His heart ever alive to the misfortunes of others,
was in a moment devising means for their relief.
Giving orders by which the speed of the vessel was
materially decreased, he awaited' the approach of
the "Avenger. : Gradually the distance lessened
betweer',4 em, and as gallantly she came on, he
t.,-1 . ... lV.
deck. One 'was
V? waf a stout, muscular Mexican, whose
:Jmost hid with his bushy whiskers, the
otner was a nerce ana savage looking personage.
- .1 ... n . i 1 i .
bearing upon his countenance the traces ef vice and
crime. Silently tbe two vessels approached, but
ere they had scarcely come in contact, the Mexican
shouted, "up boys now 'Sthe time," and before the,
captain or his crew had time for preparation, a
body of whiskered, villianous, looking menarmed
with knives and pistols burst in upos'them. But
let us now look to the Pirate.
. CHAPTER IV.
The bustle occasioned by the: brawl between the
Pirate chief and Paul, had, as before stated, been
forgotten in the excitement of ; the discovery of a
sail. Their hopes so long deferred, were now in
anticipations realized. Tired of their inactive life
for some months past, the prospects of a contest in
which booty was to be gained, ;was a great incent
ive to their brutish minds, and all were in joyous
spirits, as golden visions flitted before them. An
tonio whose penetrating glance, saw at once the-inclinations
of his crew, beheld in the occasion the
means to cement still more strongly his power over
them. Hastily pacing the deck and giving orders
he suddenly stopped and said " what nation is she V
" She has the stars and stripes," replied the man,
" American I suppose.".
" She shall be -ours," Antonio said turning to
tbe crew, " and recollect-my merry men, ' dead men
tell no tales.' " ! -
Though all. sail was crowded upon her, yet, still .
she decreased not; the intervening space, and find
ing that the " Avenger" bad at last met her match
for speed, he, changed his" tactics-and employed
stratagem. " I suppose they have christian "sym
pathy," muttered he, " and will assist their fellow
men in distress, so here goes for a trial."
" Make a signal of distress," he thundered out,
"and all of you, save one, go down below, have all
L your arms ready for use, and as soon as It.tamp.my
loot and say, " up boys now is the time, rush upon
deck, board yon vessel and spare none ;" and again
he uttered the fatal sentence, " dead men tell no
tales." In obedience to the orders received, the
signal was made the men armed to the teeth
were below, and all on board appeared as if some
casually bad occurred. -We have seen in the pre
ceding chapter, that his strategem had succeeded,
that lured by the signal, the " Seaman's Bride" and
her- gallant crew were rushing on to their destine
tion. A smile of triumph curled the lip of the pirate
chief, as he saw his ends so successfully achieved,
and placing his hand upon a pistol which lay bid in
the breast of his coat, be patiently awaited the
time for action. , At last it came, and with tbe yell
of demons the pirate crewd rushed upon the deck of
tbe noble craft. Taken by surprise, they were for a
moment incapable of a resistance, but soon rallying
his men, tbe captain made a bold staud to save his
ship. His voice was heard cheering tbe crew to
deeds of valor, aod loading an old swivel with loose
shot and pieces of iron, he with his own bands,
; gave the pirates its contents. The effect was awful
i a whole line wa3 instantly laid prostrate, and a
bbve the curses and groans of tbe bucaneers, could
be heard the shouts of the gallant tars. The charge
made tremendous havoc amidst the ranks of the
crew of the Avenger, and goaded on by fury at their
loss, they fought with all the energy of rage and re
" My brave boys," shouted the captain, " they
are ten to our one, but never despair. Shall
we forsake'our good old ship, or prove false to our
charge never, I repeat, never. My brave fellows
it is better to die in glory,. fighting nobly, than to
be left to the tender mercies of these villains,-then
who will stand by me and as long as he lives stand
up to tbe figlit ?" .
"1 will, shouted an old gray headed sailor, and
j I, and I, was echoed forth by the whole crew, and
j their notes of defiance were hurled upon the pirates.
"Men, one more blow and the day is oure' taid
Antonio " to be thus checked by a party of dogs,
unworthy of your bravery, strike my brave boys,
and spare none.". Maddened by the taunts and
sneers of their, chief, the pirate crew renew tj the
ouhc, nim luucoscu vigor, mine on uie oiuer Slue,
" M. ...... f . . . . ....... . - - . '
tlm -Miiors-f tb-Tmhcl-tttttitd mbohlei,Jt.y
the bravery and cheering words of tbeir .leader, met
them hand to hand in tbe deadly conflict. . Tbe
deck bad become so slippery with tbe blood of the
dead and dying that it was with difficulty, an up
right position could be retained. It was truly a
terrible scene. Scattered along the deck were bodies
of the crew and pirates, indiscriminately mingled
together. There could be seen a dark and savage
pirate stretched helpless, while curses doud and
blasphemous were falling from his lips. Here, again
could be discerned a noble tar, who though his life's
blood was ebbing, yet with a tone of defiance would
say " never yield my boys."
It was now near noon, but still the battle raged
in all its fury. Frantic with rage, Antonio sought
out tbe leader of the crew, resolved on slaving him
and thus end the contest. The captain on the
other hand, was full as eager to close in with the
pirate, and with a cry of " now boys, was met by
the voice of Antonio shrieking " to bell with them,
and in the next moment they were together. With
a shriek like that of a wild cat in its anger, the pi
rate turned upon the captain, and presenting a pis
tol fired. But by a timely more, the ball whistled
harmless by, and the captain seizing a knife darted
upon his enemy, and with one sweep of his arm,
made an awful gash upon the pirate s forehead.
" Damnation," be yelled, " take this you dog,'' but
before he could effect his purpose, his crew inter
posed between them and they were separated.
rainier and lainter grew the snouts 01 trie nooie
tars, as they were fast mowed down by the Aveng
er's crew, and louder swelled the victorious cries of
their conquerors. Superiority of numbers was too
much for the bravery of a smaller part, and though
they fought with all the energy of desperation,
knowing full well theii fate if captured, yet courage
alone could not prevail against the rage of the, pirate
civw, numbering ten to one. One by one bad his a fearful cry he let. himself drop from his position,
noble men alien before him, and as the captain an(l falling with crushing weight full in the upturn
viewed tbe blood-staiirif-.d deck, and beheld but two pj face of Antonio -both fell heavily to the deck,
or three feebly repelling the ibvaders, he felt that From the body of the Pirate the light of existence,
all was lost. '" My brave tars," be muittered, " and had flown, his' neck was broken. Paul still breath
is this your fate ? all all gone; besides myself,''rju..t ; jnr? crept to his father's side, and clamping the
three now remain, and they must soon yield, but I Colcr-nd stiffened corpse in his arms, ki.-sed his
death than a captive to such villains."
" Clear the deck of the logs," exclaimed Anto-
nio, " kill them all, let not one escape," andsnAig
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) The last act was over-
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t ; and mournfully upon
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overcome by his eig,-?" -
revv'h around him,
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THE TWO CAPTAINS.
The sounds of the conflict had ceased. All, all,
save the captain, had fallen beneath the sway otc
the 1 irate crew, and, like some noble oak standing
by itself when the hurricane had passed, so stood
he amidst the scene of desolation. A portion of
the villains were in the act of rushing upon him,
as with folded arms, he gazed upon the upturned
faces of his noble sailors, when their intention- was
frustrated bv the chief crving out in tones of thun
tier, "take him alive he shall die by inches ;the
corpses of our brave men call for revenge, and on
him it shall be wTreaked."
In a moment he was seized and carried upon the
" Avenger's " deck in triumph. The glance of An
tonio, was fixed upon him and a smile of diabolical
meaning played around his lips. Hastily securing
the cargo and other valuables, and placing them
upon the deck of their own vessel, they proceeded
by order of their leader to set on fire their prize.
Flames wrapped the shrouds in a fiery circle, and
as a livid sheet of tire darted up and seized upon
the noble craft, a shout of triumph arose from the
Avenger's crew. ' Rapidly spreading itself, it was
but a short interval, before the whole . ship-w as in
ablaze an -explosion which shook every timber
soon followed a plungj in the vortex, and the
bosom of the ocean received tbe remnants of the
gallant vessel, and the burned and blackened bodies
of the slain. ...
The last act of the tragedy had been enacted
and the deck of the Pirate had been cleared, and
now the leader with thoughts of revenge turned
his attention to his captive.
With an eye which spoke his defiance the cap
tain gazed upon his victor, be expected death and
was resolved to meet it as a brave man should.
The Pirate paced up and down before him, and
every now and then .would stop, and with his
piercing glance seem to read his very soul. At
last halting he turned to his mate and said, " bow.
many men have we had &laiu, Bernardo'",
Sixty," was the reply.
"Sixty 1" muttered he between his closed teeth,
"sixty of my brave fellows gone and all through a
parcel of dogs led on by yon villain :" then casting
a look of rage and hatred upon his captive, he
shouted out in a voice hoarse' with passion, " and
you, sir, who have caused the death of my brave'
companions, what do youhink shall be your fate !-"
" Death, I suppose," calmly replied the captain,
"death by your murderous hands, but know that
I scorn you all, you bloodthirsty villains."
"Yes, it shall be death but not as you antici
pate : think you ,the spirits of the lost would rest
satisfied? No; you shall die bv inches, and as
your shrieks of agony- aud cries of torture greet our
ears, they shall be drowned by the ehouU and
songs of the spectators."
At this terrible sentence, which was delivered in
slow mocking tones, the frame of the listener gave
an involuntary shudder, but with a strong heart
he overcame the momentary feeling, and raising
his form to its full height said in firm, unfaltering
tones : " It well becomes a murderous trade, to
torture but know that all your threats fall heed
less upon my ear. I expected a villains rage
and have not been disappointed. Yes, do your
worst I am not afraid of death, in whatsoever
garb you may clothe him."
' While the captain was speaking, the fiery flames
of smothered passion were burning and rankling in
Antonio's bosom, and dawing near uhU his victim
he thundered out : "WhaU am I insulted upon
my own deck! Called a villain by one whose life
is in ray power? 'Hell and furies-T. 1 will not
stand it." '
"Most valiant, sir," said the captain in a voice of
TWO DOLLARS PER ANNUM.
to. 50 ;
irony, u restrain your anger:", then changing it for
one of contempt and sconit he continued u yes, .
and not only a villain ,but a - cut-throat a whole-
sale murderer your deeds would shame the very
fiends of Hades." . , . . ;',"
' Stung to madness by his bitter taunts his rage''
7-id. fbrgetturvtf andean co 7
his ijntendedtorturesLior hlMhxtJor
getful oTamhmgs, save Ihathe was bearded upon ,.
his own vessel, and epithets cast upon him by one
in bis power; reckless of all consequences, taking
no time for thought or contemplation, he, in his
ungovernable passion, seized a pistol, and present
ing it, even into tbe very mouth bf the captain,
pulled the trigger. An explosion a flash of fire
and. with one side of bis head completely blown
off tbe - captain fell a lifeless corpse, upon the
deck of tbe " Avenger."
Paul, perched up among the rigging bad been a
silent observer of all tbe scenes which had trans
pired. He bad passed unharmed through the
perils of the conflict, and though by the crew for
got and uuseeu, yet his eye took in at a glance alb
the passing events. As he bebelJ tbe noble bear-,
ing of the captain as be fearlessly led on his brave
sailors, be was induced by an impulse, the origin
of which he could not discover, to scrutinize anore
closely his personage. As bis glance was directed
to an inspection of the countenance of tbe captain;
he shaded his eyes as if to shut out some fearful
vision, at the same time muttering, ma ne my
father. Anxiously be watched the course of tbo
contest, and when all was lost, he involuntarily
exclaimed, "my poor father."
With a throbbing heart and an aching brow,
did he view his father's fate, as he saw him brought
upon the deck. Knowing that his presence would
not alter the vengeance of Antonio, and feeling
certain of bis own fate should lie 'venture to show
I himself, be kept his position, anxiously awaiting
I for tbe next move. - As he beheld the act of the
Pirate, which bereft him of a parent, uttering
clammv dina-&nd muttered "1 have revenged-
vou ;" " blood for iHfiC "
The crew harJS''-' , ,sa.to $ ,
jdened as they wei'i survey, and
T.?.s..?01l'Ikt gr-.ze.upon tbe scene ur.ner'JLka liid
was indeed a terrible scene.
Night bad, during the acting of the above
scenes, drawn her mantle around the earth, and as
twilight deepened into night, the heaven's became
shrouded with sombre clouds, foretelling the ap- ,
prbach of a storm. The wind had increased to a
fearful gale, and the low murmurings of the swell
broke with distinctness upon tbe ears of the crew.
But there amidst the roaring of the storm, the
dash of the boiling waves ; there in the fury of the
elements, was Paul still clasping in his arms his
father's body. A low hysterical laugh .now and
then broke from bimand sobbing, " dear father ;"
he was then unconscious of all around bim ; of tbe
gazing crew, and tbe rising storm. Soon was be
again forgotten in the shout of the tempest,"
and a wild cry of " the ship is on fire." Leaving
bim alone with his grief and the dead, all flew with
eagerness tov?assist in reducing the fire. But in
vain were all efforts made; tbe flames had burnt
through tbe hatchway, and taken a hold upon
the vessel which could not be subdued.
" To the boats, men, for your lives" shouted the
mate, " and leave that dog to die a death of tor
ture." " Let him and our brave chief be together"
Tbe living and the dead" ha, ha. "l
In a moment the boats were secured and launch-
i.i ii.i ' r il 1
ed ; tne crew nad taken reiugc in mem, .wnen a
huge mountain wave came rushing, leaping on, .
and boat and; crew were engulphcd in the hissing
With an unmeaning and stony gaze, Paul view
ed the approach of the flames, which now like hiss- .
ing serpents, were spreading their forked tongues
upon the vessel. The fire had now enveloped the
whole structure, and, as ou she flew over the waste
of waters, she appeared a " living monument of
fire." Flash after flash of vivid lightning darted
from tbe open heavens, and would skim across the .
ocean, lighting up the terrors of the night, and
then disappear in the boiling waves. On, on, she
flew, and as a spiral sheet of flame ascended to the "
skies it was a scene, so glorious, magnificent, and ,
glowing, that the pen fails and the hand falters
which seeks to describe it. Driven on by the tury
of the gale she sped in her course with the speed of
an Arabian courser. Paul as he felt the hot breath
of,the flames upon his cheeks, knelt down by hia
father's bide, and winding his arms around his
neck, . pressed his face to the, colder one of the
dead, and there in the agony of bis spirit calmly
awaited his fate. It was not long for the ship
trembled under bim, a noise which stunned him
broke upon his ears, and in a moment the fragments
fof the vessel and its dead and living freight were
flung upon the waters. Ihe avenger and. his vic
tims found a home in the coral caves of the bound- ;!
less sea, and it is said that a "mournful soDg is waft-
ed upon the midnight 'air, at- every anniversary
of their fate, and that the " spirits of the deep"-
chaunt a dirge over the uhfound bodies of Paul
and his father. I
. At Cincinnati,; Ohio, when Tom. Thumb was
selling his pamphlet, and greeting tbe ladies with
a Jdss, a negro ' woman bought one, and puckered
up her mouth for a salute. Tom drew back "Ah,
ah," said he, "go? away colored person, dis chiid
ain't g'wine to 'malgamate." " Well, please de lor,"
exclaimed the negro woman in astoni&binent "if he
wasn't no bigger dan a mouse, he'd be sure to have
suffin against de colored pop')ation." . j
-Prisea Metternich once requested the autograph
of1 Jules Janin. j The witty journalist sent him the
following: . ' i
" I acknowledge h receipt from M. de Metter
nich of twenty bottles of Johannisberg, for which I
return infinite thanks. Jules Janin.' The prince
in return doubled the quantity, and-sent him fifty
A dandV is generally supposed to be about one
fourth walking stick, and the rest kid gloves and