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PU IJLISII HI) WKKKLV, AT HONOLULU, OAilU, S A N I) W I C II ISLANDS.
j. JAUVKS, FJ'dor.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1841.
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I'loin ti-c r;,sict. j tip mv quarters at the villas; inn. It may
KISSlNi; ONl'S COUSIN. ! bo the good oil man could see furtlu'r
WVll.'sir but here's to us bolh from ,!),,,,, , only smiled and shook his
,:lt time lortli it became the great object head, and left the expostulation to his
i' my life to cllect that winch l had taneU , u lie. So it happened that my visit was
f ,:i my youth ; and which my loving j nearly up. Happy, too happy" had heen
t(; cousin so provoking!)' persisted in j those months, and my pretty little cousin
Rising. Why. sir, we were cousins ' ,;,d been the cause of it all." She, sweet
ptav, what was there improper in it ? I juim l. like all the test, charged it to eous-
kesiiles, hatl'iit I heen absent five years inship !ut I at last, began to open mv
Jr more, and now, when I returned atid : eyes, and half suspected the truth, lor 1
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las Kissed ov mem an, uucio, .uiiu. nurse, naa noiiccn mat my cousin, unconscious
own aim st to tlie washerwoman, it was
.Watelv outrageous that she alone was
1) stand ut and hi; obstinate. Hut she sir, a facility. I picked up among the
as so lovelv, that I could not get angry Sioux. I once admired a cape on a giiT.
t her, and, besides, what use would it shoulder for I do halo your low dresses
:ive been to fume and fret. ? It wasn't and Jo ! the next dav that I saw m
!k; wav to conquer. I'd learnt that any pretty cousin, the dear creature had sue!'
i', ill - i . ii-. ' I - i t i.i .
,,w and u. wouni nave neon ungaiKim ia mo'.iesi cape on: I pvatscd the tie oi a
I low should I win r I
to herself seemed very fond of my prcs-
t l . ill i .
iee.ce. 1 learnt it all lv close ohservation.
i the highest.
:i;l hut a couple of months to stay, and
lie was so popular, that all the beaux of
ir country were thronging in her train.
1 a hard task before me, and it would
avc disheartened many a one but I had
.1 111 I T I I I . . 1 I a. I I V . I
con to me waciv inns aim suoi nuuaio.
rhere was one of her suitors named
riiornton, whom she seemed to like bct-
r than the rest; and I must, say, during
io first month of my visit, she coquetted
Lrood leal with him at my expense. It
jscd to give me a touch of the old llutler
low and then, but I consoled myself, that,
U I was not in love, there was no sense
f i being jealous, and besides, Mr. Thorn-
u's favorable reception had nothing to
i with my object. So I took to hum
j iag the llaek-foot tune, and teasing my
f retly cousin about, her favorite lover.
ou've no idea what a change it. made,
(lie denied at first, and then grow abso
l telv worried that. I would'nt believe her.
il finally showed me a pretty marked
vference on occasion. Hut I was only
I cousin, and no body took any notice of
1 Ah ! sir, these cousins play the deuce
,mh the girl's hearts! They're always
; itangling your daughter's silk, or hring
l. her the last new novel, or plucking
L-r a fresh moss rose, or lifting her over
t o pebbly little brook ; and then, too, you
I t them take such long walks in the suiu
l t twilight or ride for hours alone in
t, September afternoon, or sleigh away
i r miles on tin; clear, moonlight nights of
ti'cember, with nothing but themselves
fjr company, and all this time when
tji'y are both just budding into life, and
fl into love as naturally as I smoke my
u' CTschamn. Egad, sir, I've got daugh
ters, myself; and though I saw a good
sal of your love matters. and let me
t il you that no cousin comes pnlavoring
t 'out my house, with his llute and his fa
tiliarity', for if he does, I'll either make
f my mind at once to make1 him a son-in
.1, iv, or else kick the young rascal, neck
I '1 heels down the staircase. Cousins,
''j It was just such walks I took with El
1. 1. They were all set down to the score
C, consulship, but they were so delicious,
t lit I regretted the time had come for me
aVpart, und wished that one's cousin
,f "id be with one forever. Hut it was
' uc; 1 vvas'nt worth a copper dollar,
l unless 1 could get some heiress to
1 rrv me for pity, I saw no way of living
ithout roughing it through life. I was
I, " proud to trespass on the bounty of my
C icle, and had carried it so far as to take
ribbon careleslv the next afternoon ; I
declare it's everv word true sir. she met
me in the evening with that very fashion
ed tie. And yet I don't think she wa
conscious of it. These may seem trifles,
my dear sir, but the proudest of us al!
have seen the day when such little proofs
of aiVeetiou from the one we love have
seiit"a thrill through every nerve in our
frame, and in our cxtacv almost lifted us
from the earth. Ah! sir, it don't, do to
laugh at these trifles. many a noble, ma
ny a monarch would have? given his broad
lands, his greatest victory, or the finest
jewel of his crown, to win such a trifle
from the one he loved. I'm wandering
the two months were up and, yet, in all
this time, I had'nt got a kiss from my
It was the night but one before I was
to go away. I determined to make a last
effort. Wo. wen; sitting by the window,
and the old folks were next door. Mv
sweet little cousin looked pensive, and
doubtless felt so; for though I had been
to the lilack Hills and shot bull'alo, I was
somewhat sentimental myself. It was
just the night for melting thoughts; and
the moon shone tenderly upon the river
in the distance, pouring her silvery I'mht
like fairy verdure on the distant hills.
My pretty cousin sat by my side, and we
were talking of my approaching depar
ture. " I shall be very busy to-morrow, and
I don't know whether I shall be able to
conn? here in the evening."
She slowly raised her dark eyes to me,
till her very soul seemed pouring out from
beneath the long black lashes, and after
seeming to look right through me an
swered, Why not? you know how glad wt
are to see you.
" Why not r" said I. a little piijued at
the word ur for to tell the truth, I half
suspected I was in love with my pretty
cousin, and had as you know, Mattered
myself that it was reciprocal. "Why?
because I shall be very busy, and besides
I heard Thornton ask vou the other night
to go to I , to-morrow evening with
him and of course my pretty coz, you
" I told him I'd give him an answer to- i sk you to."
day. and I tliouvlit wo were all goin-r lo- " Indeed I do!" said she earnestly,
gribrr but I'll send him a note declin-' " I wish I could think so," said I peev
ing at once you Know you don't think ; ishly.
wliat you say cousin." ! We wen- standing by the window, and
I laughed it oil' and directly rose to I thought her hand trembled as 1 spoke,
depart. jbut she only turned away her head with
" i low very soon vou are going !" said a sigh, and without speaking gazed out
she in her pretty chiding voice and I upon the lawn. At another time, per
thought there was something unusually I haps, she would have listened to my lan
nui.inehojy in its !luP -like tones. guage differently : but I was going away,
And are you going to kiss me," said perhaps forever, and it made her so pen
I gailv. after a little merry conversation. 1 sive. Vet she did not know Iter own
"Cousins always do it at parting among feelings. Something told her to grant
the Hlack feet." my boon it was but a trifle it seemed
Indeed I ain't said she saucily. !so foolish to hesitate but then something
Indeed you are," said 1 boldly. j whispered to her that she ought not to do
" Indeed, in very deed. Mr. Impertii:- it. I'ut then it would be so reserved and
ence. vou mistake for onee. even though uueonsinly to refuse and might I not be
vou have shot buffalo at black I iilk" a?:d ji:sly oH'cimImI at her prudery? What
she lapped her tiny foot on the floor, and could she do? I could hear her breathe,
pouted her rich, red lips saucily out, look-'and si e her snowy bosom heave, as she
ing for all the world as if abiMit to give j he'd her taper linger in a puzzle to her
me a flash or two of her biilliaut repartee. ' mouth. The conflict was going on bc
IJut I was in for it; and I was de'ernfm- twee:: love and reserve and yet poor lit
eil 1o see whether love and the lilack Hills j tie gill! she knew it not !
could not conquer u serve ai:o wit. Ij " And vou real I V won't come to-mor-
thought I would try the latter first.
" Is'nt it o:ir duty?" said I.
row ifight, without without " she pans-
id and blushed : while the low, soft, half-
She siid nothing, but. looked as if irepronehful tone in which she spoke
ioubtful whether I was quizzing or not. I softer than angel's softest whisper, smote
me to the heart, and almost made me re-
I can prove it by the Talmud," said I.
A funny smile began to llicker douud
the comers of her mouth.
"I can establish it, text by text!"
" It indeed !" said she, archly, smiling
maliciously at my anticipated perplexity,
lint I was ahead of her.
" Do unto others as vou would wish to
be done unto ain't it proved my pretty
" Well, really, you deserve something
for your wit, and more for your impu
dence you're quite a logician did you
learn that loo, at the white Hills?" and
her eves danced as she answered me.
I saw I was no match for her in wit. so
I betook mvself to my other ground.
" Well, good bve, coz ?"
" So earls'!"
I'.arly '." and 1 began to pull on mv
You'll be here to-morrow night,
won't you?" said she persuasively.
Ho you really wih it ?"
How can vou doubt it?" said she
".Ihit how I shall interrupt a tete-a-tete
with Mr. Thornton," said I teusingly,
" Pshaw ! Mr. Thornton, again," said
There? was a moment's silence, and at
its end came a low, hnlf-suppicssed sigh.
I began to think I was on the right tack.
"You won't grant my favor! if now
it was to mend Mr. Thornton's glove "
" n s loo provoMngiv siie hurst out
There goes thai Thornton again," said
she, " I declare you are too provoking
you know what I think of him."
" Ah ! but," re lied I wickedly. " why
make engagements on the night an old
school-fellow is going away."
Her gaiety stopped at once. She hes
itated an in.4aut, and then answered,
pent my determination. Pul then it was
so pretty to see her look perplexed!
"Ellon," said I, as if hurt, "Iain seri
ous you don't, think I am trilling with
you but I never before tried to test how
true were the professions of those I loved
if one is thus bilteily deceived, I care
not to try again," and half letting go her
hand, I turned partially away.
For a second she did not answer, but
she looked upon the ground. Directly a
cloud came over the moon, and just as
the whole room was buried in sudden
shadow, I heard a sigh that seemed to
come from the bottom of my little cous
in's heart ; 1 felt a breath like a zephyr
steal across my face, and, what's the
no of denying it r I had conquered.
Ihit a hot tear drop was on my face, and
as I piessed her hand more warmly than
became a cousin, a sudden revulsion of
I feelings came across her, the true secret
oi tier (J( li -acy Hashed liKe a sunlight
upon her mind, and feeling how utterly
she had be'uaed herself, her head fell
upon my shoulder, and I heard her sob.
My heart slung me vain, ungenerous
sinner that I was and I would have giv
en woil.Js to have saved her that one mo
ment of agony. Hut in another instant
came the consciousness that I Jovcd her.
We spoke no word, we whispered no vow,
but a I felt how pure it heart I had won,
a gusli of holy feeling swept across my
soul, and putting my arm gently around
in her old mood, but directly added, in a I l('r' I (-n'u' ',('r ,() UH: as wfftly as a moth-
pensive tone, " how can you think I care t embraces her lust babe. That nio-
so for him?" " nient I shall never forget. She ceased to
" How can I ? you do fifty things for S()', but she did not yet look up. It
him you would'nt do for me." mijht. have been live minutes, or it might
" Cousin !" hae been half an hour ; I could keep no
" 1 ask vou for the smallest favor measure of time. At last I said, softly
take one lor a sample, and you refuse
you art; very unfair cousin," and I took
" Why ?" said she, lifting h"r dark
eye till its gaze met mine. It thrilled me
in every nerve. " Why ?" and her
oiee shook a little.
" Uecau.se you never do any thing I
"Will you .conic to-morrow night?"
whispered she, lifting her dark eyes tim
idly from my shoulder.
"How can I refuse, dearest ?" said I,
kissing the tears from her long lashes.
" Wf II, what followed, Jeremy r"