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wall with his feet outstretched. There tvas
something he held out towards me, groping
for toy hand, and at the same time whisper
ing in a thick, choking voice:
"Here, Jack, here; pocket it quick!"
'Twas a letter, and as my fingers closed on
it they met a damp smear, the meaning of
which was but too plain.
"Button it sharp in thy breast; now feel
for my sword."
"First let me tend thy hurt, dear lad.'
"Xay quickly, my sword! 'T13 pretty,
Jack, to hear thee say 'dear lad.' A cheat to
die like this could have laughed for years
yet. The dice were cogged ha&t found it?"
I groped besido him, found the hilt and
held it up.
"So 'tis thine, Jack; and my mare, Moily,
and the letter to take. Say to Delia Hark!
they aro on the stairs. Say to"
With a shout the door was flung wide, and
on the threshold stood the watch, their lan
terns held high and shining in Anthony's
white face and on the black stain where his
doublet was thrown open.
In numbers they wero six or eight, led by
a small, wry necked man that held a long
staff, and wore a gilt chain over his furred
collar. Behind, in the doorway, were hud
dled half a dozen women peering, and blaster
Davenant at the back of all, his great face
looming over their shoulders like a moon.
"Now, spak up, Master Snort!"
"Ay, that I will that I will; but my head
is considering of affairs,-' answered Master
Short he of ths wry nock. "One, two,
three" He looked round the room, and
finding but one capable of resisting (for the
pot boy was by tbis time in a lit) cleared his
throat and spoke up:
"In the king's name, I arrest you ail so
help me God! 2v r.v, what's the matter I"
"Murder," said I, looking up from my work
of Hanching Anthony's wound.
"Then forbear, and don't do it."
"Why, Master Short, they've been forbear
ing these ten minute," a woman's voice put
."Hush, and .hear Mister Short; he knows
the law, and all the dubious miixims of the
"Ay, ay; ho says forbaar in the Icing's
name, which is to say, that other forbearing
is neither law nor grace. Kow then, Master
Thus exhorted, the man of law continued:
I charge ye as honest men to disperse!"
"Odds truta, Master Short, why 3-ou'vs
just hod them .under arrest!''
"HTm trtw; then let them stay so in the
k!U5& name awl have done with it."
Master S.iorr. iu fact, was growing testy;
but now the women 'named by him, and, by
creaming at the sigbt of blood, put him out
of all patience. Dragging them back by the
skirts, lie told me he must take the deposi
tions, and pulled out pn and ink iiorn.
"Sirs," said I, layiu . poor Anthony's head
softly back, "jnj aie t.o late; while yo wero
cackling my fnn 1 is aeud."
"Thn,-youn,s man, thou must cozno along."
"The charge is homocidium, or man slay
ing, with or without malice prepense"
"But" I look'd round. The pot boy was
insensible, and my eyes fell 011 Master Dave
nant, who slowly shook his head.
"I'll say not a word," said he, stolidly;
'lost twenty iound, one time, by a lawsuit."
"Pack of foolal" I cried, driven beyond en
durance. "The guilty ones have escaped
these tun minutes. Now stop me who dares!"
And, dashitig my left list on the noso of a
watchman who would have seized me, I
cleared a space with Anthony's sword, made a
run for the casement, and dropped out upon
the bowling green.
A pretty shout went up as I picked myself
off tli turf and rushed for the back door.
Twm unborrel, and in a moment I found
myself Tearing dow n 1 he passage and out
into the Corn market, with a score or so
tumbling down stairs at my heels, and yell
ing to stop me. Turning sharp to my right,
I Hew up Ship street, and through the 'furl,
and doubled back up rho High street, sword ;
in hand. The people I passed wero too far '
taken abaci:, as I suppose, to interfere. But
a nihuy must have joined in the chase, for
presenth the street behind mo was thick with
the eJattw of footsteps and cries of "A thief!
a thief 1 Stop him!"
At Quater Voies I turned again and sped
?W,rdsyt- 'ueo to the left I
by Wild Boar street aud into St. Maiw's lano. j
By this the shouts had grown fainter, but
wero still following. Now I knew there was
no possibility to get past the city gates, which
were well guardfd at night. My hope
reached no further than the chance of out
witting the pursuit for a while longer. In
the end 1 was sure the pot boy's ovidenoo
weuld clear me and therefore began to enjoy
th fun. Even my certain expulsion from
college on the morrow beeuied of a piece with
the rest of events and (prospectively) a mat
ter for laughter. For the struggle at the
Crown' bad unhinged inywits, as 1 must
suppose and you must believe if you would
uuder&tuud my behavoir in the nxt half
A bright thought struck me; and taking a
fiesh wind I set off again round the corner
of Oriel college and down Merton street tiy
wards Master Timothy Carter's house, 1113'
mother's cousin. This gentleman who was
town clerk to tho mayor and corporation of
Oxford was also in a senso my guardian,
hoklmg 111 trust about 'MQ (which was all
my inheritance), and spending the same jeal
ously on my education. He was a very small,
precise lawyer, about 6U years old, shaped
uke a pear, with a prodigious, self important
maimer that came of associating with gn-at
.-nen; aud all the knowledge I had of him was
picked up on the rare occasious (about tw ice
i year) that I dined jt his table. He had
farly married and lost an aged shrew, w hose
money had been the making of him, and had
mare respect for law and authority than any
tliremeu in Oxford, bo that f reflected.
rith a kind of desperate hilarity, on tVo
greeting lie was like to give me.
This kinsman of mine' had a fine house p
the ast end of Merton street, as you tun;
into Logic lane; and I was ton yards frotu
tiie front door and running my fastest, w hci"
suddenly I tripped and fell headlong.
Before I could rise a hand was on my shoul
der attd a voice speaking in my ear:
"Pardon, comrade. Wo are two of a trade,
'Twas a fellow that had been lurking at tho
-orner of thejane and had thrust out a leg a
I passed. He was pricking up his ears now
to the cries of "Thief! thief" th-t had al-
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ready reached the head o tno street ana were
"I am no thief," said L
"Quick!" He dragged me into the shadow
of the lane. "Hast a crown in thy pocket?"'
"Why, for a good turn. I'll fog these gen
try for thee. Many thanks, comrade," as I
pulled out the last few shillings of my pocket
money. "Now pitch thy sword over the
wall here and set thy foot on my hand. Tis
a rich man's garden, t'other side, that J was
meaning to explore myself ; but another night
"5Tis Master Carter's," said I; "and he is
"The devil! but never mind, up with thee!
Now mark a pretty piece of play 'Tis pitj
thou shouldst be across the wall and unable
He gave a great hoist; catching at the cop
ing of the wall, I pulled myself up and sat
astride of it.
"Good turf below ta-ta, comrade!"
By now the crowd was almost at the cor
ner. Dropping about eight feet on to good
turf, as the fellow had said, I picked my&elf
up and listened.
"Which way went he?"' called one, as they
"Down the street!" "No; up the lane!"
"Hush!" "Up the lane, I'll bo sworn."
"Here, hand the lantern!'' etc., etc.
While they debated, my friend stood close
on the other side of the wall; but now I heard
him dash suddenly out, and up the lane for
his life. "There he goes!"' "Stop him!" tho
cries broke out afresh. "Stop him, in tho
king's name!"' The whole pack went pelting
by, shouting, stumbling, swearing.
For two minutes or more the stragglers
continued to hurry past by ones and twos.
As soon as their shouts died away, I drew
freer breath and looked around.
I was iu a small turfed garden, well stocked
with evergreen shrubs, at tho back of a tall
houso that I knew for Master Carter's. But
what puzzled me was a window in tho first
floor, very brightly lit, and certain sounds
issuing therefrom that had no correspond
ence with my kinsman's reputation.
'It was a frojj leaped into a pool
Tolde riddle, went souse hi the middle!
Says he, This i3 bstter than moping in school,
"Your royal highness, have some pity!
What hideous folly! Oh, dear, dear"
"With a fa la tweedle twcedle,
Tiddifcl iddif ol i Jo !"
"Your royal highness. I cannot sing the
dreadful stuff! Think of my gray hairs!"'
"Tush! Master Carter nonsense; 'tis
choicely well sung. Come, brother, tho
"With a fa la"
And the chorus was roared forth, with
shouts of laughter and clinking of glasses.
Then came an interval of mournful appeal,
aud my kinsman's voice was acjain lifted:
"Ho scattered the tailzies, and set 'em as:og.
Hey J nod noddy all head and no bodyl
O mammy, O nunky!"
"Oh, mercy, mercy! it makes me sweat for
Now meantime I had been searching about J
I tho garden, aud was lucky enough to find a
tool shed, and inside of this a ladder hanging,
which now I carried across and planted be- I
neath the v. indow. I had a shrewd notion of '
v.'hat I should find at tho top, remembering ,
now to have heard that tho Princes Rupert '
and Maurice wero lodging with Master Car
ter; but the truth beat all my fancies.
For climbing softly up and looking in I
beheld my poor kinsman perched on his chair j
a-top of the table, in the midst of glasses, do- i
canters and desserts; his wig askew; his faca I
white, save where, between the eyes, a med-
lar jad hit and broken, and his glance shift- 1
ing wildly between tho two princes, who in j
easy postures, loose and tipsy, lounged on
either side of him and beat with their glasses
on the board.
"Bravissimo! More; Master Carter more!"
"O mammy, O nunky, here's cousin Jack Frog .
With a fa la"
i lifted my knuckles and tapped onthe j
paue; whereon Prince Maurice starts up with
an oath, and coming to the window, flings' it
"Pardon, your highness," said I, and pulled
myself past him into the room, as cool as you
'Twas worth while to see their surprise.
r.-inoe Maurice ran back to the table for his
sivoru: ins orotner (Deiug more thoroughly
drunk) dropped a decanter on the floor, and 1
lay back staring iu his chair. While as for !
my kinsman, he sat with mouth wido and
eves starting, as though I werti a very ghost.
In the which embarrassment I took occasion '
to say, very politely
"Good evening, nunky!"'
"Who the devil is this'" gasps Prince Ru
pert. "Why, tho fact is, your highness," an
swered I. stepping up and laying my sword
on tho table, while I poured out a glass,
"Master Timothy Carter here is my guar
dian, and has the small sum of 200 in hia
possession for uij' use, of which I happen to
night to stand iu immediate need. So you
see"' I finished the sentence by tossing off
a glass. "This is rare stuff!" I said.
"Blood and fury !" burst out Prince Rupert,
fumbling for his sword, and then gazing,
drunk and helpless.
"Two hundred pound!
began Ma&tcr Carter.
"I'll let you off with fifty to-night," said I. J
"No, fifty. Indeed, nunky," I went on,
"'tis very simple. I was a; the 'Crown'
"At a tavern!"
"Ay, at a game of dice"
"Ay, and a young man was killed';'
"Thou shameless puppy! A man
"A- nunky; and tho worst is they say it
was I that killed him."
"He's mad. The lioy's stark raving mad!"
exclaimed my kinsman. "To come here in
"Wh truly, nunky, thou art a strange
one to talk of appearances. Oh, dearl" and
I burst into a wild fit of laughing, for the
wine had warmed me up to play the comedy
out. "To hear thee sing
"With a fa la tweedle tweeute!"
and Oh, nunk; that medlar on thy face is
"In Heaven's name, stop!' broke in the
Prince Maurice. "Am I mad. or only drunk 1
Rupert, if you love me, say I am no worsa
"Lord knows,' answered his brother. "I
for one was nevor this way before."
"luileed, your highness bt only drunk,"
said I, "aud aulo at that to sign the order that
I shall ask you for."
"To jiass the city cates to-night."
Oh, stop him somelKHiT." groaned Prince
Rupert; "my head is whirling."
"With 3"our leave," I explained, pouring
out ar.otberglas.-ful; " 'tis the simplest mat
ter, ami ouo that a. child could understand.
You see, this young man was killed, and they
charged me with it: so away I ran. and the
watch after me; auI therefore I wish to pass
the cit3' gates. And as I may have far to
travel, and gave my last groat to a thief for
hoisting me over Master Carter's wail"
"A thief my wall!" repeated Master Car
ter. "Oh, well is thy poor mother in her
"Why, therefore I came for money," I
wound np, sipping the wine, and nodding to
Twas at this moment that, catching my
eye. tb Pnuce Maurice slapped his leg, and,
leaning back, broke into peal after peal of
laughter. And in a moment his brother took
the jest also; and there we three sat and
-hook, and roared uaquenchably round Mas
ter Carter, who, staring blankly from one to
another, sat gaping, as though the last alarum
wore sounding in his ears.
"Oh! oh-! oh! Hit m on the back, Mau
rtocl" Oh! oh! 1 coaaot 'tis killmc me Master
Carter, far pity-s sake, took not so; but pay j
the lad his money.
"Pay it, 1 say; pay it; 'tis fairly won."
"Every doit," said I; "I'm sick of school
ing." "Be hanged if I do!" snapped Master Carter.
"Then bo hanged, sir, but all the town shall
hear to-morrow of the frog and the pool! No,
sir; I am off to see the world
"Says he: This is better thaa moping in
"Your highness," pleaded the unhappy
man, "if, to- please you, I sang that idocy,
which, for fifty years now, I bad forgot
ten" "Esc'Il'nt shong," says Prince Rupert,
waking up; "less have't again!"
To be short, 10 o'clock was striking from
St. Mary's spire when, wife a prince on
either side of me and thirty guineas in my
pocket (which was all tho loose gold he had),
I walked forth from Master Carter's door.
To make up the deficiency their highnesses
had insisted on furnishing mo with a suit
made up from the simplest in their joint
wardrobes riding boots, breeches, buff coat,
sash, pistols, cloak and feathered hat, all of
which fitted me excellently well By the
doors of Christ churcii, before we camo to
the south gate, Prince Rupert, who had been
staggering in his walk, suddenly pulled up
and leaned against the walL
"Why, odd's my life, we've forgot a horso
for him '" he cried.
"Indeed, your highness," I answered, "if
my luck holds the same I shall find one by
the road." (How truo this turned out you
shall presently hear.)
There was no difficulty at the gate, where
the sentry recognbd the two princes, and
opened the wicket at once. Long after it
had closed behind me, and I stood looking
back at Oxford towers, all bathed in the
winter moonlight, I heard the two voices
roaring away up tho street:
"It was a f rcg leaped into a pool!"
At length they died into silence; and, hug
ging the king's letter in my breast, I stepped
briskly forward on my travels.
I TJ.KE THE ROAD.
So puffed up was I by tho condescension of
tho two princes and my head so busy with
big thoughts that not till I was over tho
bridges and climbing the high ground beyond
South Hincksey, with a shrewd northeast
wind at my back, could I spare time for a
second backward look. By this the city lay
sprea'd at my feet, very delicate and beauti
ful in a silver network, with a black clump
or two to southward, where the line of Bag
ley trees ran below the hill. I pulled out tho
letter that Anthony had given me. In the
moonlight the brown smear of his blood was
plain to see, running across tho superscrip
tion: "To our trusty and well beloved Sir Ralfth
Hopton, at our Arniy in Cornwall these."
'Twas no more than I looked for; yet the
sight of it and the king's red seal quickened
my step as I set off again. And I cared not
a straw for Dr. Kettle's wrath on the mor
row. Having no desire to fall in with any of the
royal outposts that lay around Abingdon, I
fetched well away to the west, meaning to
shape my course for Faringdon, and so into
the great Bath road. 'Tis not my purpose to
describe at any length my itinerary, but
rather to reserve my pen for those more mov
ing events that overtook me later. Only iu
the uncertain light I must have taken a
wrong turn to the left (I think near Bessels
leigh) that led me round to the south; for,
coming about daybreak to a considerable
town, I found it to be, not Faringdon, but
Wantago. There was no help for it, so I set
nbout inquiring for a bed. The town was
171, and alroady astir with preparations for
for cattle fair; and neither at the "Bear" nor
the "Three Nuns" was there a bed to be had.
But at length at the "Boot" tavern a small
house I found ono just vacated by a couple
of drovers, and bavins cozened tho chamber
maid to allow me a clean pair of sheets, went
up stairs very arowsily, and in five minutes
was sleeping sound.
1 awoke amid a clatter of voices, and be
held the room full of wpmankind.
"He's waking," said one.
" 'Tis a pit, too, to be afflicted thus and
he such a pretty young man!"
This came from tao landlady, who stood
close, her hand shaking my shoulder roughly.
"What's ainissr' I asked, rubbing my eyes.
"Why, 'tis three of the afternoon."
"Then I'll get up, as soon as you retire."
"Lud! we've been trying to wake thee this
hour past; but 'twas sleep sleep!"
"I'll get up, I tell you."
"Thought thee'd ha' slept through the bed
and right through to the floor," said tho
chambermaid by the door, tittering.
"Unless j'ou pack and go I'll 6tep out
cniongst -ou all !'
Whereat rhey fled with mock squeals, call
ing out that the rcry thought made them
blush, and left mo to dress.
Down stairs I found a giant's breakfast
spread for mc, and ate tho whole, and felt
tho better for it, and thereupon paid my
scot, resisting the landlady's endeavor to
charge mo double for the bed, and walked
out to see the town.
I "Take care o' thysel'," the chambermaid
Inou jackanapes" bawled after mo; "nor flourish thy attain
! ments abroad, lest they put the in a show!"
Dark was coming on fast; and to my cha-
grin (for I had intended purchasing a horse)
the buying and selling of the fair were over,
the cattle pens broken tap, and the dealers
gathered round the fiddlers, ballad 6ingers
and gingerbread stalls. There were gaming
booths, too, driving a brisk trade at shovel
board, all fours and costly colors; and an
eating tent, whence issued a thick reek of
cooking and a rattle of plates. Over the en
trance, I remember, was set a notice: "Dame
Allawur. from Bartholomew fair. Here are
1 the best geese, and she does them as well as
' ever sae c'd." I jostled my way along, keep
1 ing tight hold on my pockets, for fear of cut
purses; when presently, about half way down
1 the street, there arose tho noiso of shouting.
I The crawd made a rush towards it; and in a
' minute I was loft alone, standing before a
I Jaggler who bad a sword half way down his
throat, and had to draw it out again before
he could with any sufficiency curse the de
I fection of his audience; but offered to pull
j out a tooth for me if I wanted it.
I left him, and, running after the crowd,
icon learned the cause of this tumult.
It was a meager old rascal that some one
had charged with picking pockets; and they
were dragging him off to be ducked. Now
in the heart of Wantage the little stream
that runs through the town is widened into a
cistern about ten feet sauare and five in
depth, over which hung a ducking stool for I
'.,.' , , " , . ,1
1 scolding wives. And since the townspeople j
j draw their water from this cistern, 'tis to be ;
j supposed they do ncs fear the infection. A
long beam on a pivot hangs out over the .
pool, and to the end is a chair fastened, into 1
1 . . '. " . , ' , , iBhuimw j
whicn. desoite his kicks and screams, thev !
which, despite his kicks and screams, they
now strapped this poor wretch, whose gray
locks might well have won mercy for him.
Souse! he was plunged; hauled up choking
and dripping: then just as ho found tongue
to shriek souse! again.
Twas a dismal punishment: and this timo
thoy kept him under for a full half minute.
But as the beam was lifted again, I heard a
hullabaloo ami a CTyz
"Tho bear! the bear:"
Aud, airaintr, I san- a preat brown form
lumbering dovro the street behind, aad driv
ing the peqple before it like chaff.
The crowd as tiie brink of tbe pool scat
tered to nht and left, yallia: . Up Set- tbe
beam of the docking stool, relieved of then-
TOight,aad downiifa a sptash kc tbe f
ptcKKK:Kei. ai me lar eno. as tvm iot my
ovru skin's saks as out of pity to se him i
drowning I jnraped into tbe vratr. Ia raro
strokes I reached biai. gained tooting-, asd
with Anthony sivord eus tbe straps away t
and pulled bid up. Asd tbere we sttxxl, np j
to our necks, cocijhfnff aad splau-erinjr, wMie i
on the denned brink the bear sauTed at tbe i
water and repardad us.
2o doubt we appeared con teruDtiblsenoozh.
for after a time he turned with a louder sniff
and went his way lazily up the street again.
He had broken out from the pic wherein, for
the best part of the day, they had baited him,
yet seemed to bear little malice. For he
sauntered about the town for an hour or two,
hurting no man, but making a clean sweep of
every sweet stall in his way, and Was taken
at last very easily, with his head in a treacle
cask, b3' the bear ward and a few dogs.
Meanwhile the pickpocket and I had
scrambled out by tho further bank and
wrung our clothes. He seemed to resent his
treatment no more than did the bear.
"Ben cove 'tis a good world. My thanks!"
And with this scant gratitude he was gone,
leaving me to mate, my way back to the sign
of "The Boot," w here the chambermaid led
me upstairs and toot away m clothes to dry
by the fire. I determined to buy a horse on
tho morrow, and with my guineas and the
king's letter under the pillow dropped off to
My powers of sleep must have been noised
abroad by the hostess, for next morning at
the breakfast ordinary the dealers and
drovers laid down knife and fork to stare as
I entered. After a whiio one or two lounged
out and brought in others to look, so that
soon I was in a ring of stupid faces, all gaz
ing like so many cows.
For a while I affected to eat undisturbed,
but lost patience at last and addressed a red
"If you take me for a show you ought to
"That's fair," said the fellow, and laid a
groat on the board. This came near to put
ting me in a passion, but his f aco was serious.
'"Tis- a real pleasure," ho added heartily,
"to look on ono so gifted."
"If any of you," I said, "could sell me a
At once there was a clamor, all bidding in
ono breath for my custom. So, finishing my
breakfast, I walked out with them to the
tavern yard, where I had my pick among
the sorriest looking dozen of nag3 in Eng
land, and finally bought from the red haired
man, for five pounds, bridle, saddle and a
flea bitten gray that seemed more honestly
raw boned than the rest. And tho owner
wept tears at parting w ith his beast, aad
thereby added a pang to tho fraud he had
already put upon me. And I rode from the
tavern door suspecting laughter in the eyes
of every passer by.
The day ('twas drawing near noon as 1
started) was cold and clear, with a coating of
rime over the fields; and my horse's feet rang
cheerfully on tho frozen road. His pace was
of the soberest; but, as I was no skillful rider,
this suited me rather than not. Only it was
galling to bo told so, as happened before I
had gone three miles.
'Twas m friend tho pickpocket; and he
sat before a fire of dry sticks a little way
back from tho road. His scanty hair, stiff as
a badger's, now stood upright around his bat
tered cap, and ho looked at me over the bushes,
with his hooked nose thrust forward like a
"Bien lightmans, comrade good day! "Tij
a good world; so stop and dine."
I pulled up my gra3'.
"Glad you find it so," I answered; "you
bad a nigh chance to compare it with tho next
"Sha'n't do so well i' the next, I fear," he
said, with a twinkle; "but I owe thee some
thing, and here's a hedgehog that in five min
utes 11 bo baked to a turn. 'Tis a good world,
and the better that no man can count on it.
Last night my dripping duds helped me to a
cant talo, and got mo a silver penny from a
man of religion. Good's in the worst; and
lifo's like hunting tho squirrel a man gets
much good exercise thereat, but seldom what
he hunts for."
"That's as good morality as Aristotle's."
'"Tis better for me, because 'tis mine,"
While I tethered my horse ho blew at tho em
bers, w herein lay a good sized ball of clay
baking. After a while he looked up with red
cheeks. "They wore so fast set on drowning
me," he continued, with a wink, "they
couldn't spare time to look i' my pocket the
ruffiu cly them!"'
"He pulled the clay ball out of the fire,
cracked it, and lo! inside was a hedgehog
cooked, tho spikes sticking in the clay, and
coming away with it. So he divided tho flesh
with his knife, and upon a slice of bread from
his wallet it made delicate eating; though I
doubt if I enjoyed it as much as did my com
rade, who swore over and over that tho world
1 was good, and as the wintry sun broke out,
I and the hot ashes warm'd his knees, began to
chatter at a great pace.
"Why, sir, but for tho pretty uncertainty
of things I'd as lief die here as I sit"
He broke off at the sound of wheels, and a
coach with two postilions spun past us on the j
I had just time to catch a glimpse of a fig
ure huddled in the corner, and a sweet, pret
ty girl, with chestnut curls seated besido it,
behind tho glass. After tho coach camo a
heavy broad shouldered servant ridinj: on a
stout gray, who flung us a sharp glance as
he went by, and at twenty 3'ards' distance
turned again to look.
"That's luck," observed the pickpocket, as
the travelers disappeared down the high
way; "to-morrow, with a slice of it, I
might bo riding in such a coast as that, and
have tho hydropsy, to boot. Good lack!
when I was ta'en prisoner by tho Turks
a-saiiin' 1' the Mary of London, and sold for
a slave at Algiers, I escaped, after two
months, with Eli Sprat, a Gravesend man,
tn a small open boat. Well, wo sailed three
days and nights, and all tbo time there was
a small seabird following, flying round and
round us, and calling two notes that sounded
for all tho world like 'Wind'ardl Wind'ard!'
So at last says Eli, 'Tis Heaven's voice bid
ding us to ply to wind'ard.' And so we did,
and on tho fourth day made Marseilles; and
who should be first to meet Eli on tiie quay
but a Frenchwoman ho had married five
yenrs before, and left. And the jade had
him clapped in tho pillory, alongside of a
cheating fishmonger with a collar of stink
ing smelts, that turned poor Eli's stomach
completely. Now, there's somewhat to set
against the story of Whittington next time
'tis told you."
I was now for bidding the rascal good-by.
But he offered to go with me as far as Hun
gerford, where we should tern, into the Bath,
road. At first I was shy of accepting, by
reason of his coat, wherein patches of blue,
orange tawny and flame color quite overlaid
the parent black : but closed with him upon
his promise to teach me the horsemanship
that I so sadly lacked. And by the time we
entered Hungcrford town I was advanced so
far, and bestrode my old gray so easily, that
in gratitude I offered him supper and bed at
I n inn f Vi nrvwTl K11 ft" a xrt wvif t"
,.,-. . .j .-; ,.. .u- u 1
which he agreed, saving that the worW was
Bv thfe dav ckc6ed orpr
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g- s wfi C3me to -tvrns i,,sn tame to seek
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an inn. e zouna quaners ai "iae norn.
and sought the travelers' room, and a fire to '
dry ourselves. I
In this room, at the window, were two san 1
who looked lazily up at or entrance. Taey j
were playing at a game, which was no other t
than to race two snails up a pane of glass asd '
wager which should jwove tae faster. '
"A wet da-!" said my comrade cfceerf oily. I
The pair regarded him. Til lay you
I fTY- t LAU -tfkn 1A tWltrf IJ MUi
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nJh that they -went back to their fpon.
Drawing near. I myself tea oo& a? earr
as tbey in watching the soatk, wbea my
companion drew my notice Jo a pit-c of rmt-
w r, a set of ver rfbbferf
toere, that mes: bav- b?en scratched xlih a i
diamond; and to my surprise for I bad not j
oesd bun a scooter he read tbtca oa Use '
my benefit. Tfcca tbe writing raa, lior I cop- j
Sed i: later: i
VASTER BPHBADi TUCKE. BS DTDC OOCX- ;
CEM. TO XVaY FAKDLN9E2S TO SEES. TR2
Xotoa tbe seska of priace er heced.
Hay gold from the deriding ground
Keep sacred that we sacred bird:
Ou!y the heel
Of splendid steel
Shall stand secure on sUdia? fate,
When golden navies weep their freight.
The scarlet hat, the laurel'd stave
Are measures, cot the springs, of worth;,"
In a wife's lap, as in a grave,
Man's airy notions mix with earths j
Seek other spur .
Bravely to stir
- The dust in this load world, and tread
Alp hih anions the whisp'ring dead.
Trust in thyself then spur amain:
So shall Charybdis wear a grace.
Grim Etna laufrb, tao Lyblaa plain
Take rosea to her shrivel'd f ace.
This orb this round
Of sight end sound
Count it the lists that God hath built
For haughty heaits to rido a-tilt.
Fims Master Tucker's FarewelL
"And a very pretty moral on four gentle
men that pass their afternoon a-setting snails
At these words, speken in a delicate, foreign
voice, we all started round, and saw a young
lady standing behind us.
Now that she was the one who had passed
us in the coach I saw at once. But describe
her, to be plain, I cannot, having tried a
many times. So let me say only that she
was the prettiest creature on God's earth
(which, I hope, will satisfy her) ; that she had
chestnut curls and a mouth made for laugh
ing; that she wore a kirtle and bodice of gray
silk taffety, with a gold pomander box hung
on a chain about her neck; and held out a
drinking glass towards us with a Frenchified
"Gentlemen, my father is sick, aud will
taste no water but what is freshh drawn. I
ask you not to brave Charybdis or JEtna, but
to step out into the rainy yard and draw me
a glassful from the pump there; for our serv
ant is abroad in the town."
To my deep disgust, before I could find a
word that villainous old pickpocket had
caught tho glass from her hand and reached
the door. But I ran after; and out into the
yard we stepped together, where I pumped
while he held the glass to tho spout, flinging
away the contents timo after time, till the
bubbles on tho brim and the film on tho out
side were to his liking.
Twas he, too, that gained tho thanks on
"Mistress," said he, with a bow, "my
young friend is raw, but has a good will.
Confess, now, for his edification for he is
bound on a long journey westward, where,
they tell me, the maidens grow comeliest
that looks avail naught with womankind be
side a dashing manner."
Tho young gentlewoman laughed, shaking
"I'll give him in that case three better
counsels yet: first (for by his habit I seo he is
on tho king's side), let him take a circuit
from this place to tho south, for tho road be
tween Marlborough and Bristol is, thoy tell
me, all held by the rebels: next, let him
avoid all women, even though they ask but
an innocent cup of water; and, lastly, lot him
shun thee, unless thy face lie more than thy
tongue. Shall I say more?"
"Why, no perhas better not," replied the
old rogue hastily, but laughing all the same.
"That's a clever lass," ho added, as the door
shut behind her.
And, indeed, I was fain next morning to
agree to this. For, awaking, I found my
friend (who had shared a room with me) al
ready up and gone, and discovered the reason
in a sheet of writing pinned to my clothes:
Touno Sir I convict myself of Ingratitude; but
habit is hard to break. So I hare made on with
the half of thy guineas aad thy horse. The resi
due and the letter thou bearest I leaTe. 'Tin a
pood world, acd experience should be bocght
early. This golden lesson I leave in return forthd
guineas. Believe me. tis of mow north. Read
over tboen erses on the window -pane befora
starting; digest them, and trofct me. thy obliged
tvrxa. the Jackma.
Raise not thy hand so often to thy breast; tU
a sure index of hidden valuables.
Be sure I was wroth enough ; nor did the
calm interest of the two snail owners appease
me when at breakfast I told them a part of
the story. But I thought I read S3-mpatby
in tho low price at which one of them offered
me his horse. Twas a tall, black brnte, very
strong in tho loins, and I bought him at once
cut of my shrunken stock of guineas. At 10
o'clock I set out, not along the Bath road,
but bearing to the south, as the young gen
tlewoman had counseled. I begn to hold a
high opinion of her advice.
B3' 12 o'clock I was back at the inn door,
clamoring to seo the man that sold me the
horse, which had gone dead Lama after the
"Dear heart!" cried the landlord, "they ar
gone, tho both, this hour and a half. But
they aro commg again within the fortnight,
and I sm expressly to report if you returned,
1 tbtiy had a wager about it."
I I turned away, pondering. Two days on
j the road had put nio sadly out of conceit
j with myself. For milo after mile I trudged,
dragging the horso after rao by the bridle,
till my arms felt as if coming out from their
I sockets. I would have turned tho brute
loose and thought myself well quit of him,
had it not been for the saddle and bridle he
"Twas about 5 in the evening, and I ctill
laboring along, wheji, over the low hedge
to the right, a man on a sorrel mare leaped
easily as a swallow and alighted some ten
paces or less in front of me, where be dis
mounted and stood barring mj path. The
muzzle of his pistol was in my face before J
could lay hand to my own.
"Good evening!" sn id I.
"You have money about you, doubtless,"
groxvled tho man curtly, and in a voice that
made me starts For by his voice nnd figure
ia tho dusk I knew him for Capt. Settle: and
in the sorrel with the high white stocking I
recognized the mare Molly, that poor An
thony Ki'hgrew had given me nlmot with
his lart breath.
The bully did not know me, having but fcn
mo for an instant at "The Crown," and then
in a very different attire.
"I have but a few poor coin,'' I answered.
"Then hand Vrn over."
"Be shot if 1 do!" sa'd I. in a 'torsion; and,
pulling out a handful from tay pocket, I
dashed tbra down in toe road.
For a moment the captain took hfc pirtol
from my face and stooped to clutch at tb
golden coins as they trick !1 aad ran to right
and left. The twxt. I had struck out wit's
my right fist, and down he wctit sla getting.
His pistol dropped oat of his hand aad ex
ploded between nj feet, I robed to Molly,
caagat nor bridle, asd leaped oa ber bark.
Twag a near thing, for the caption wag robb
ing towards u& Bat at the call of aay voie
the mare gavo a bovnd ast inrwd; asd
down the road I wa borne, light sea fostfeer.
A ouilet whizzed past cay ar; I heard Uk
captain's carso miarle with tse report; and
then was act of raageasd gaUopiog tfcroec
(CONTINUED SUNDAY MORNING.)
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