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Tfc Ksilroed Eaclaecr Sen;.
I lose Oh hnw I kr to rid
The Iron II .nee In bis flery pride
A'l etberjnv am dull aiel sain,
1 ben 1 Uj my Land ou hit mSiHf mans.
Frir km n.i I with Ids ribs of steel,
tlJ rlamtrg thrnet and his brushing wheel
And tils smoky ereet. so black sod tell,
lik 1 pUlar ooTsred with a funeral all.
Tbntyh hie rtamiW shakes the a. sal -round.
Aadle Miters rlre-flakee all around i
lie's geut'e a Jemiet lu Udy'e rein
Yi heu lit belt mj baud oa his ruiety mans.
I-et me estride of the Iron H m t
i . ?' 1?TS f"T "l"11 "' rrco I
..J!'.1'" n"w '"' P""1 blows, an 1 snorts,
VThilt my akill Us (agar bcmnduig tUwait.
Hut whoa I'm mount 1 on his ba?k,
And jtuu m Mm ronilngclear tba track t
Mi thto enn chock Mm on hll o.trse,
Aa lia thunders a'ong my lru't llorse I
Then btttra I tb Iron II for ma I
"17 1 eagle scarce Am im fast aa he
ll.ieUu.a the allejr ami scours the plain.
Ami shakes Uk a cluud, bla misty mane.
lie tree ka tba prairie, dlmt.s I he hill,
I ho elhl w.mda echo bla nela-hlu? shrill
And when (he fierce tenijest laahe I he aborts,
Voider than ever the storm ba resirs.
"Velum prenlj for Ike Mew lark Han.
MARKED FOR LIFE.
JJy thr Author of "lie 7wr' H'.irJ," "Tht
Stent Zrrmnr," "J.norj tht Muer,"
TUL AM ARTAOC Or A t UCCiTlO.f.
Felipe was sentenced to prison for a terra of
Jrars. She entered with a haughty step and
calm demeanor, but underneath it all. rage and
vexation were contending for the wasterj-.
We will leave her fur a while in order to
release Uctaj btone from the "durance vile ' la
ta which ehe had so unexpectedly fallen.
1'oor Betsv t bhe liail been quite overwhelmed
ly her atsfortune. To think that the should In
lujttcrioualv involved In a crime from which her
aoiil shrank wilh abhorrence, for Betty, to do Ler
Juaticr. was strictly honest, whateer dofectl cf
education lie might have.
She spent t-lie timo In crjlng wlthont atint.
On the morning after her arrest, the wan sitting
Itb a ery dijcorsolate look ujHin her bed, when
a iaitor w aa announced.
She looked to the door with a dull foclina of
curiosity, when whom elwuld she recognize in
the Intruder but her quomlam fellow servant
"What a dreadful place, tc be ure,'' mur
mured that lady, surveying the contracted ac
Hetty groaned and Id 1 her f ice In her hand.
"Ileworr. cheer upl it isn't a if jou'd gul
"lfavn't 1 1 O, Mrs. Dent, te'I me, has any
thing been discoered?" exclaimed the poor
girl, with a ray of hope lighting up her face.
"Tea. to U) lure there Las."
"And have they found out it wasn't I that !Id
"I shouldn't be surprised if they ha I. For,
Betsv, I knew it couldn't be vou all the time."
"But who Is It ? aked IVe'tm , earneiitly.
"Can't you guess t" asked the cook. "It
'ttltn't Hi. or Mrs. Danforth, and It u't oie
that I know of."
"Then It aa the nurse."
"Hut how was it found out."
"All through the sagacluusneM of Mrs. Pan
ful th. I tell yo", Betsy, she's a smarter woman
than I took her f t . M'j saw through that lulino.
nd but Just r' re Sue a seat beside ) ou on the
bed, and 1 11 begin at the beginning and tell you
all about It."
TbleMra. Bent proceeded to do with a few
littleemtx-llithnientj of her own, and clwcd by
11 big that the nurse was at that moment lucked
tip In Jail.
"And sen es her right too thinking she could
make a butter omelet than I. I who've been
in the business, girl an I woman, fmtv )ear."
"orfv j ears 1" exclaimed Betsy with iiaive
te. "Why bow earlv jou must hae begun.
You tnow ) ou told me that j ou w ere only forty-la
llrt. Bvnt was a little seuiltlve on the score of
tier age, and like some ladies occupying a higher
cocuu pO'iuon, in i not scruple to call ucrseir ten
years younger than she was.
She was a little taken aback by the reflection
that the hll so cnreli-ssly betrated herself.
She got lutMlfvUtlf thcMrajeaj adroitly as
"Well,' aaldshe, "sol am fortytwo. Forlj
two lest June. hat of that?"
"Why, you said jou had forty years, ex
"O lor, thai was a mistake, sure enough. Of
course I meant thirty, lou see I began when I
Wis twehe fears old. You diln't he, lie vou
didn't think "I as over lift j, did vou, Betty "
"Oh no," said Betsv.
"1 though not. 1 lint antedilurioul as I
"What d"et that mean ? ' asked her joungcr
"I am eurpriwd at your ignorance. Don't ) ou
know what ante liluv lous neans i"
"No," sail Betsy, a little ashamed to cmfcai
"It means very old. Any lodv that's very
run u snieiiuuv inus. it you snouiiint rimetu-
tbet the w cc d, yon can come lo mo auy time, an 1
1 II tell you it, said the cook w ith a complacent
air i f superior know ledge,
"I don't 'ike them large words," sail Betty.
"They soil of tthk in my throat when I go to
prcno' uoa them."
"It a all in habit," laid Un. Bent. "If you'd
Us n brought up to use 'em they w ould come
nstuial in fact super-natural, as they come to
"Lor, Mr. Bent," sail Bitty, In a tone of
genuine admiration, which was rot lost upon
the cook, "what a education jou mutt have.
"1 should think jou'd teach ichool."
"I wouldn't dtmieau mv self to dotli.ll a thing,"
Olid the conk, Infill v. "Icoiullerco iklu' tol a
much higher profession I wouldn't adtiw any
bodv to try to be a cook that hadn't ami rwn S
ICegularlj' launched upon her hobby, there Is
ookoowing when she would have stopped, If she
had not Inn recalled to herself by a qucttlou
a natural ono under tha clrcumiitaucet from
"Wh'n am I combe out of pristn ? Can't I go
"Not just j et. Mr. Danforth sent me here to
jay that be would make arrangments with tbi
court, cr toiieiliuig, to that j uu could coiuo out
"Well, I ought to feel thankful. Only think
If it hadn't Uen fond out, and I'd hail to ttav
here a whole j ear ch, I thould have died, I
l nw 1 should'
"And 1 suppose the living li awful."
Betsy adra tted that the did not fare as woll at
But hadbien accuttoiiied to lu Mrs. Dauforth's
"I'oor things," said Mrt. Bent, meaning the
prisoners of course, "what a miserable time they
n.ust have In l ture Bat I forgot tossy, Bet.
sy, that to make up tit your being put into pris
on w ben yea didn't deserve it, Mr. Danforth hat
p.O nbwd j ou a new drets."
Betty brightened up. A woman must be far
gone, when she will uot brighten up at the pros
pect of a ntw dress.
"Calkof the said, interrogatively,
"Better than that."
"You Ain't mean silk ?"
"Yet, I do," said Mrs. Bent, nodding her head
-stlgoruusly, "Silk, And Mn. Danfirthitgoiug
to help v ou i kk It out when the gett i little more
"When the gett well?"
Oh I forgot vou don't understand long words
Tea, Hetty, ealubrlout means well, sul Its a
much more genteel wi rd."
'Ire alwaj ( wauted a bilk drew," il Betsy,
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qulte exhilarated, "but who'd have thought I wis
giltig to have one so quirk."
"Its prettr g.l pay fr befog tncaetorate.1,
fqu. Incarratei ?)sn'tlt, BetsvP remarked her
"or ling what?" aAed Betv, opening her
ejealothelrwl lest extent.
"Iucatorated. That lllean Wing put In Jail,
lou must excuse me for using words above your
rej rehenlon, I lit it emnes so supernatural to me,
as I may say, that 1 cin t sni press myself from
" Lat a e-Mkatlm you mu't have'" exclaim
ed Betsv, for llirLecoiiiI lime, admiringly,
" eU" said Mrs. llent.ln a ml Istleit tone. "I
don't know. I suppose I have mmle preltv goo.1
ns of mv Importunities, but there I those! can't
hold a candle to."
".' "' ou ssy that only because v ou are
'No. I mean so. I had a cousin once. You
ought to lave heard hiiu talk, lie , rt ft .1..
spisedwi Ms that wam't at least three eillalles
hug I caught a great many woMsfraiii him." I
-Ann wnere is lie now i ' asked betsv, with
"He li dcfuin.le.L" said Mrs. Bent, solemn
Thrn.seelmr that Betsv look! aa if .h. did ....(
tindersta.id, she ndecem!ed to ei plain that he
died of ty bus fever.
"He had put on his tombstone a line from some
freat writer that he had altered for the rccision.
t was "After life 'a tilful fever he Bleeps well."
But aa I e nev er was troubled wilh fits, he had
It (hanged to "After life a tv bus fever be sleeps
Betsv expressed hr admiration of Ibis senti
ment, whlth put the cook lu'o quite a good hu
mor with her.
Inm this thev began to diicuss the manner In
which Ihe new silk dress was to be rut, and trim
med. I regret for the sake of niv Inly reidurs,
that I am unable to give a saltfaotcn report of
I will only add, that in tho afternoon, Betsv
saw released, muih to her Joy, and reinstated in
her old tare at I he Dal forths.uv er whom.thougli
they knew it not, a great itlsfurtune was lmjnl-
Some months twssed.
During this time things went on pretty much
after tl.e same fashion iu the Danforth establish
ment. Little Harry liecame the pet ofthe whole fam
ily. Surely neverbuby received more notice
than he. It was well that his parents could not
look forward tu the trials of his after life; a part
of w hiih w e huv e already chruuiiled In the earlier
vhaptersif this story.
It now becomes our duly to explain In what
manner he was first separatid from hit par
ents. The reader has not forgotten Felipa, whose de
tection at the hut moment led to her incarrera
t Ion for a period of sev eral j tars. Mienevcrin
tended to stay her term out. However, she
found It lest to temporize for a time, and gralu
ally won hrrway to thecontidenceoftheauthor
Itii s. 1 do not, however, Intend to relate mi
nutely her Iifo in t he prison. Lnough, that some
nine months after her entrant e, alio succeeded by
a cunningly devisod plan, iu effecting her e
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htrc befi re descrilied.
Me had now two objects in v lew.
une was, 10 una ner nusuand.
The other, to take vengeance upon Mrs. Dan
forth, for the imprisonment for w hkh tho was in
.0 measure indebted to her.
To the lost, she gave her earliest attention.
Through one of her old companions, for she
did not dare to show herself in the matter, she
succeeded In obtaining the Information that Airs.
Danforth bad gone to spend the summer at a
farm-house in a country town, this having been
recommended as excellent both fur the mother
ami the child.
the at once declared her determination to pro
" hat, at ouve, before you have teen vour
"isis answeren jeiipa. "i mane a vow ttiut
never i m our or prison, i would take tengiaiice
upon the woman that put me there. '
"lou would not kill her?"
"I would pierce her heart.'
'They will hang j on "
"You'do not understand me. She Is a mother.
I will pierce Ler heart by stealing birihild."
"lou will punish vourrelf also. 1 wouldn't
take cliarge of a ihild'for nothing."
"I cau easily leave it at tome door, far cuuugh
off for her nut tohnd it."
"IteeuuM. You are a clever woman, Feli
pa." "Just give me that pair of green spectacles.
Now, the uld v ou know uie, do ) vu think t '
"1 hen I shall do."
Anil reha wint boldly out Into the lubKc
ttroets.and many brushed by her.that would have
Ixenslartloil, had the known that the was an
cscaj oil Convict.
It was a small farming town In wbhti Mrs.
Dapforth h id chosen to pass the summer,
bhe hud rucceeded iu obtaining Iwtgiiigi w 1th a
well-to-do farmer, w ho hod an am) la farm, and
tome of those tastes w hich make fariinn i poetical.
T he farm-houae was surrounded by a puufa, and
t ha ard was tilled with trees, whose deuje foli
age kept awav theobrtruslvetunlight.
One attraction ofthe village was a small river,
lu t more tbun two or three hutidrtd feet across.
w it h si. ping livldt on one tide, and on the other, a
Thiswatat the distanceof throe quarters of
miletroui Ihe farm house In which Mil. Danforth
'Ihese detail j will lie found not Uiiimrortant as
our narrative (meed.
Mrs, Datifirth had brought with her to tho
farm-house a girl if fourteen, named Clara, man
attendant for Harry,
It was a bright ufiermsm In June, when Clara
came to her unstress, and soldi
"l'lea;e, madam, mat n't I curry Harry out hi
tin. Iia-ket-carriage ?" "
"W here do v ou w lilt to go ?"
"1 should like to go to the river,"
"Well, 1 line no objection, ou hil letter
wait till the cool of the afuruoon, when it will
be mure coiufortuble. '
' "let, lua'am."
j "Audjcu must take all inssibfe care of liar
"Oh, vet, ma'am, I will."
"And Wk out that nobody steals the darling,"
lai I the f ii 1 mot her wi.h a sinilu.
I Was it a js-csentlnieiit that led her to speak in
She thought so ifterwarls.
I Dihghied with the s t mission she had obtain
. ed, Clara prejuirod at ilm Uerlguatecl time to cat
i ry the bubj out on mailing.
"I have a great mind to go tcss" toll Mn.
Danfirth. Hon far is It ? '
"About throe-quarters of a mile."
"U me wuolu, then, I nriiete I will wait UU
another time. Oocsl-bye, bahv."
bhe ttoopod an) kissed the cnilJ, not dreaming
that v ears would elaie befure the would agiiu
I Clara drew the carriage slow ly along tha t uth
that led to the river.
At length the reached the bank, aud pause 1 in
Ihe shadow cf a large tree, which overhung thu
It was a Urge tree and hollow. Through a rift
In the trunk might bat e been teen peering out
two bhulngejcs, but theattendaiit all not no
' fhev belonged lo Felipa Moroa. She ha 1 Im n
not enug auom ii.e iowu ior a uav er two, seea-
1 ing some o pi rtunity of stealing the child. Now,
for thu tirkt time, one resented itMilf.
There was no housa wltlnu a quarter of a milu
Clara w as but a girl of fourteen, and not I irg
or strong ( f her age.
It woull Ie easy to wrest the babe from bur,
but slie might alarm the neighborhood,
I "I must bind her," thought tehpa.
I Then for the means of escape, fortune seem
ed this afternoon to favor the wrong-doer, flu 1
Ut the foot if the tree waaaaimill boat, bv means
of which she might esilv reach the other shore,
audthenthewou.lt would afford her a place cf
re I rout,
All this flashed upon the mind of Telipa iu
much lest time that It has taken ins to narrate
She drew a lnrc,e kerchief from her neck, and
seiied an opportunity whuu Clara wat looking
awav, to uuiice ujwn I er.
Clara shrieked in dismay,
"If ou scream again I will kill you," tald
Cura looked up luto her determined face, and
trembled all over, but did nut dart) to dijobey
"Now," laid the, "tit duwu. '
(Isra d d so.
leliiapruiwleJtol.ini liolh hands ant one
root together, so securely that ILe inior mrl was
quite helpless. "
"W hat are ou rjolug to do with me?" akcl
llsra, icrrliied. "Don't throw me into the nv -
She thought it possible Unit sho was to I
Ihrown In Uund, iu ord.r thai the might drown
the more easilv.
"i ou ill suffer no lurm if ) on kwp nuict. I
nilv want Ihe lbv " i ' '
l"y.,.,i,.ll2 ' !fkill',rrJ;'I' Mi ' -''M.I'l loring
w, ,"".II,u,u'f ,wh!in so iimrh."
"Then his mother does k Mm ?" askcil Feli
pa, uing for an instant.
him0"''5"' U '" l"11 l'crll",rt if ,,ie ''
"Ihst Is the vers reason t am ...!..
him, ' said rolipa, grimly. "His mothe
me ( nee. I mean to hsv e rev eiiire."
".ou will kill ler."
"o much Ihe Iwtler. An I for fear si sh ml.t
not know who has dote this thing vou iiis.y tell
her thai the woman whom aim sent'i.i i.r,...., i,..
ttoten her child. V ill you remember It ?'
"ies,"gaspel Clara, gating horror-struck vt
tho woman, who, ai-o rdiug to her own confes
sion, had been the inmate of a prise n.
lelipalooeenedthe bnat. Then she snatchet
the child, cr) ing now with futr.frum hisc irrlage,
and ildled a w ell at she ccald, herwuv to the
oi ignite hhere. riien she set Ihe bo.it adrift, and
disa ared In the woods.
Ahauwhile, Mrs. Dinfortli, grown anxious,
sent ineasengrrs after Clara and llsrrv. The fur
met wasfumul ami narrated her ti.ry. When
she had romlnded, Mrs. Daiiforlh sank into a
swoon, exclaiming) 'i shall never sea mv Har
ry again, never, never!'
Of 11 e future hfe of Hrry-how he was left In
charge with Mrs. Conant, an 1 when she dial, to
tho tender merries ofthe smal.le Mu.Uefainili
how he escxl,aiid after divrrsadventures.fouiid
a home with the worth) sexton, within aim irler
of a mile from his mot In r,wlm knew nut of his
vlcliilt i all that has Im n toll.
TOl.NO Bit I'lH.
Harry found tho sexton's dwelling very diff
erent ftnii bis Ust home, if the Poor-house un-d.-rthe
charge of Mr. Mudgo deserved such a
He luppoeed that he would al once be set to
work, and would still have felt fortunate in pos
sessing such a home.
But Mr. Cameron ha I different plans for him.
"Are sou fond of studying?" he a.-ked,as they
were all three gathered iu the little sitting
room, an evening or two after Harry hrsUauio
to ilrir know lodge.
"Verv much," replied our hero.
"A 'id would 1 ou like to go to school ?"
" hat, here In New lork ?"
"II, verv much Indeed."
"1 am glad to hear j ou say ., mv la I. There
Is nothing like a pNslelucatiou. If 1 hataaon
of my own, 1 would rather leave him that th in
money, n r wiiiie tin- last may lw lost, tho firkt
"Thank vou very much," said Harry, "I feel
very grati rut, Imi'
' uuturvlv arouot golnc tooblect."snid ih.
"Writ. Horr,go on," seeing that tho boy
"W hy," sa.d our hero, with a sense of delicv
cy which dl I him credit, " if I go to iu hool I
Mi-ill uot I ablo to earn my Imard, and shall be
living u ion von, uixm whom I have no claim."
' Oh, la lhat all ?" sail tho sexton, clinerful
ly. 1 was afisld tint it was something more
irious. Aa to thai, I am nit rich, an I never
exeet to be. But what littlo exponse you will
uv win noi ruin ino. ihisiues, when you are
grow u up, and doing well, j vu can repay mo if I
over iu til it."
lhat I w ill," said Ilarrv.
"Mind, if I ever need" it not otherwise.
Theie, now, it's a bargain, on that condition.
ii w we win ism about Hornet lilngeUe."
The next Monday morning, in accordance with
Ihe arrangement which had just bmu male,
Hairy repaired to school. He was at once 4accl
lu a class, and lessons were assigned him.
At I rt his progress was nut rapid. Inlo hy
ing In the little village with his mother, he had
anoptortunilv only to attend country sch.s.l,
kept less than six months daring ihcijrar, aud
then, as mav I roj.lily iup)MiKvd, not atronliiig
ailvantsges In an; manner lo be comiwroil with a
cat I school.
Of course, hist time coild nut le mado up in a
1 hen fore it was that HarM biged Iwhii d his
There are olw ays thimi In every siIik.I. who
tto dn-jiosed to take unfair a liantiigo of their
Sciioul matci, cr to ridicule those to vuaui tiny
uiav feci nrlor.
there was one such in IUrry's class, lib
name was (jeurge Dawkins.
lie was rather a Khow) bov , and learne.1 easily.
Do might have Ktocd a clasi iibov e w here lie
now was. If he had not Wn lav, and depended
too much ujiou his natural tah nt. Aaltwa.
he m unturned the forti.io.it rank lu Ida i less
"Bolter Ihi Hie first man in a villa e than tho
secou I man iu Koine," he used lo saj , an I as his
present ntl.n Iwih gate him pre- mini lice,
w hh li he liked, an I did uot oust linn imuh ex
ertion to maintain, he was quite well satlsbed
wi h it.
I lils Uy stood first In the diss which Harry
eulere.l at Ihe foot.
He laughed unmircifullj' at the frequent mis
take! of our hero, and pronounced lulu " louug
"DoMUkmw what Dawkins calls jou?"
aJcc I one il the hots, adlreaaing Hum.
" No. W hat does he calls mo ?" ukcd our
' He lulls jou 'Young Stupid.'"
Ham's foci flushed aiiifslly. What boy
can stun I eg list ridicule? He certainly fell
tho slight deeply.
"I'd fic.ht him if I were you," was the voluu
tfx red a It ii e of his Informant,
"No, sail Harry, "tint wiulln't men 1 the
matter. Ilesluea, I don't
. kuow but ho has 001110
reas.. i fir thinking so.'
"lou don't rat vcuriclf stui.ld. do ton V
"No. but I am not so far a I valued ui most
hot s ol my airo. 'lhat Isn't mv fitilr Intuitu, r.
I hate netir hal at iaui.e logo torch ail in ich, j
ti t uiui oecn to sciiooi oil mv uie as IMwkius
has, iheiut would be timo tu lluJ out whether I
am slupil or not,"
'I hen you ain't going tu duauj thing al.out
' let I am,"
"lou rail vou wasn't going to light Mm."
"lhat wouldn't do any giasl. Hut I in going
1 1 study up, aud seu If 1 can't get uln.ii. I of In in.
Don't you Hunk, that will be thu hcttttayof
thowiug him that be Is luiatakeu. '
"Its, lapital, but"
"But vou Hunk 1 can't do it. '
"lou know he Is ut the heu.l of the claw, an I
jou '( at thufs t."
' I know that. But writ aw Inlo and see."
Our In ro hail a good dual of ennrm an I .V
termination. When he hud ulna set his ni id '
upm a tiling tio kept tteadilv at Work until he
ha 1 wcouil lliliod it. 'i Ins Is the surest secret of
succest. It aometlmcs lmj.i.iis Hi it a m in w ho
hut done nothing will all at once ncc nn li-h a
brilliant tureens by ono spasmodic etb.r , but
inch citesa vvvtremlv rire. "Mow mid sur
wins thu race," is an ild proverb that has agieut
dial or truth in It.
Harry worked Iridjtlriousl.
'lie kind sexton and his wif', who nolicesl his
assiduity, ttrove to clisiiualu hiiu from working
"liu aro studtlng too hard," said Ihov.
"Do I hak ale?" taid Harry, laughingly
pointing to I It rial (.heekl. it,
"W hy uo, but jou will be Ufore long."
"Wbeii I am, I will study leva. Hut you
know, ui do Hugh," to the sexton hal Instruct
ed him to call bun, "I want to make thu moil
of my advantages. Besides, tin re's a I articular
boy "that thinks I auiitiiid, 1 waul to con
v Inco him that I am tint,"
' You area Ul tie ambitious, liarry, then r"
"lea, but it isn't that alone. I know the
value of kuow ledge, and I want tu secure as
in udi at 1 can."
"That Is an excellent aud commendable mo
"Then j ou won't make me study loss?"
"Not unless I tee you getting tick,"
Harry took good care of this. He knew how
to play at well at to study, and Ida laugh on the
lavground was at inerrj as any. Ills clu erful,
obliging dispotiUou uiJu Uiiu a favorite wllU
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.. . , ..... . .,,.,..... ,, .ouriuiure, woum lie lortuiiate eiioiigli to succeed.
nel. UV W u va r ( art intr wtr .... kl. 1 1.. .... I I , t !...... . . .
..iV ,Tr. . i i T """ """, K".ii"! vur inn resi is coniine-1 to I no class iu which
..v ....,... ,, "' ii"w jou wimio vourxclf our Horn lield a i laic.
i wiMi. rj hkimi, Ul HJHKH ,, 1850. ONE
lib n mi anions. Only George Diwkins bell
out. iMiliad, for seme reason, ImluboU disliie
llam'slni'iisirt wis not wltliiiit effect. Me
gra liian gal'ic I position in Ids cl iss.
"i sac rare, I'awkiuv "' neif his rut
par. Ions -the same ini.i wh ha I bef ro spoken to
Ham "cr Harry C'onint will be distit'nig
Jour ilncv with vou.'
"Much g,sl It'll do him." uld tho latter,
"lor all that, jou'li hive to bocxreful i I
till ion Unit," '
"I'm tint in the least a'rald I'm a lutln too
Ann In my position to It ou-led out hi loiiug
Muj Id." B
' Just wait and sec."
Dawkins really entertained no apprehension,
lie was one who hi I unnmntl-M i .iiii,e in
himseir and fill a reuse of power hi the rapidity
with which he could mat(t sles(ii. He.therc
fire, dil not stutv much, a-il tlnngh he could
not but see that ilaiT) was ripllli iluin mg,
I e rejected with Morn the Id u tint oing stu
pid would eirr l aide loilispUie him.
lids, however, w utile object whiih llairv
was arriving at. He had not f irgultrn the nick
naiiie wh'ch hal been gii en him, and Ihiswns
the revenge whiih he sought a stn. tie honora
ble one, as will boa lout ted.
At luigth Ihednv i f his triiimi h came. He
ws-'ndvuiiiid to the heal of Hie class, which ha
Lad entered at the fort, and Uei rg.i l)aklns,
Hiiu li to Ids disgust, found himself plat iu,c sec
ond liildle to "U'lingMui Id."
I tiir Ttvn rviioi of hiv Atar.
Dawkins wasexciellnglv morti led at losing
the pre-eminence which he hal Ion; eijovnl,
aiidlhemortlilditloii wasiiieroaseil bv the re
flection tint it hil lteu won bv one "i I on ho
coiu!diresli'itel!ecluall Mi inf.rior.
lie ma luonc or twouttempts to reixier his
position. whl,h,iiotMiicixli,ig, helet it U. un
derstood lhat he colli 1 ,mtt the follow if he
choe, but didn't think It worth the trouble.
lhiro was to licanntlierriiulrylHtwciui thorn,
however, in whiih ho felt more interested.
One morning the principal rose, and, afur
calling the attention .,1 lb nhuhire, nude the
follow iug auiiourceineiit I
"Boss, I nin nutliiri.edtoiir. ra prlreties h
class In scbmil for the best written essay, on suli
Jicts which I shall anmiinee. I d il.ls, u,t ,0
iniicli to excite you to rivalry, as to ado-l vou
an oprtuuitt for obtaiiiiug inoro practice in
coniwition I hiiu j ou would olherw ise get The
essaj s will of course lie longer and more el ilionte '
than vour ordinary conie.ions. I shallexis'it '
jou toilo jour ls-t. llmconis'til..n will lie an
honorable ore, and I Iioki i ou w ill all ougige in ,
it In Ihe right rlrll. lhu' rUcs will ci.i,.l of
tendullarpiires, whhli, at jour notion, eail lie '
replmeil bv gold iiie.als of oqinil vuluo." i
He next iroeecHlcd to ushign ,tho sulijects
which hal been selected, to the sexral
lothe class to which Harry Kloiigml was as
Igned as a subject, "Ihe Characleror Washing
Of coiirte, there was quite an interest i uni-
I lie i enersl iuii.rcsslon s.i.ine.1 in lu. n,
(ienrge Dawkins wuul.l oMain thoprle.
He was, ashaealna.b) Ism sni. I, asliowvl.ni
tie iminand hi i.,,.i.ioiM, if not generally
tlielies. had st.-.l among the. irst, whllei.was
known that Kiev cost nin not mom than hilf
tbelal.r 1. m.,uul l.ul,.. I ... i ..11 . i
inate. y ' '""'l -U""
miu vi rv quick, vv naieirr lie did cost linn II
"les. Dawkins will get It,
bet oil him."
said one. "1 11
"1 ain't no sure .f that, sni I another, "lie's I
SOcarelccMC, Dailies off a tiling in half a minute.' i
' (), ell, no woiiih r. All) lasly wmj I get off '
as riisuy aa ioseiiiie ior a couiuioii cnmiKHitloii,
but tins is for a t rie."
"Now, I think Harrv Consul will get It."
"lo lw sure he Is at the heal of thoilisa, but
) on Know Dawkins might lie If ho chewe. Ha
sni s he won't take Ihe trouble."
"I know he savs a that's his wat. But
that ihesn't make (t so."
"lou kuow ilarrj studies harder thai Diw
kins." "lis, and hell lake more pains In writing."
At dinner, that day, IJourgu Dawkins men
tioned that a .rie had ticcu ottered for the bust
essat on "ihe Chum, ler of Ws Ington."
")f course jou'li write, lleorge," sal, I his
Mr. Dawkins had lain tin much audi a ls.y
as his ton. but with n. or.) r'nirgj. He had a
great I'enlof n.le, ami was ilisjawed lo think
that his son was one of the am inest bovs of his
aire in Amerlia a belief whiih is vsrv si.l in l.
entorlaini I hi fat h. is in regard lo tin ir sous.
It is wonihrful what a tun ruiisid, riil.ln iniiii
lsrof thu Hi resentatitcs of loung Anojlicl are
'ie,' aid li.orge, "I intend lu write."
"Well, my sou, thirn isu t nnv one tint is
likultto rove a dingiious rival, le there I"
"N'o, lr. 'In 1st sure, there's mm hot lhat
some of them think will git it oti r me, but
they'll filial tbeUlsoltea liilatitkvll."
"Who is thu Ikiv t"
"Uniiant (onaiitl I do.i'l know the inline.
Is Im of giasl f imilt ?"
Ibis was the ull-iuisirtant quustiun with Mr.
'llasnt g.t any at all, that I know off,"
"Who.locs he lite with Ihcn?' qui sliuiiel
' II, he's a sort of a It j to I sou of ol I t inn roil,
Ihe sexton ?
' II," sue! Mr Dawkins, (oiiicini (iiuii-Iv. 'Is
II at all r'
'Well, lieirge, I hoevou hlielhn lion ,r of
Ihrfimilt too iihhIi al Inurt to allow joursclf iu
be la-iiti li I v such u f. How as Hint "
1 les, fir, I kliouM bo a-.li line I of in v If.
However, I dm t fed very much alirmud,'1
"Uy way of a III tin stimulus, will gi, h vim,
if vou sin ceil, in adtili.m to the rle which is
(f no lii at ims.rtaiue iu itsilf, a gold walih,
"Will jou?" mud (ni.rge, willnlellght.
Ihe truth was, he had longed for milling so
miu lias a gold watch, an I now tint tin ro s. nine I
to bo a fair 0 iM.rtumty f obluluiug one, ho re
st It id to do list lie could tow Ar.l It.
Hire, howetrr, Ins t.iuitt stmsl iu the wav.
Inslea 1 1 f In .liming At mn r us he oiil'IiI to li it
lone, ho lit tune slip awny until three mil if
the fi ur witkt wl hh wero ullowalfn
be a siir rise
Harrt vert wlsilv iiimmniired Ids timk nl oncn.
Hi knew Hint iu a 1 rief lim... DawLins ul......
ho ! new woull rote hi, rhbf rival, (ould write
il lallir coat than himself; but loulsikuuw
lua own si ring, h, and liu fill lh.it with protwr
care, be might stand an ixielluit chain o.
HefiltHieiuoreioiilideiiiawli.il hn leurne I,
ns In lei. I Dawklnst'sik giasliani to linvn it mt
derrtiaat, that when Ihrie-qunrtirs of Iho llin.i
had el listed, ho hat not coinuiei). ed his i ssny.
He must fm I virv coulldinl,' tluuight
Harry, who, bv this time, hal complete! Hut
Hrst draught of his nw n.
'i tiree four I'nv s hu 1 1 assi-d aw aj
Dawkins hud now pit f.iirlj to w.rk, nnl
wioteat high icjsiiro
ills essay was a vert credit thin one under tho
clrcumstauiea, and would probablj ilistun. o auj,
with t'louxni'tlon if Harry's.
'1 lie lat ti r w us liniihril, an I ha I aln a I y been
seen bt ono or two of the Ihijs who wen lou I in
ill I rnii e.
Ou the morning on which they wiro lo la)
handed in, Dawkins heur I soma of the.o fatora
bld i commeiita. Jk ginning, for tha Hut time,
tofiel a lilllu trouhlid nlut tho success of his
own effort, ho manucud by Iugsnlous quoaiion
iug, to tin. I that Harry's was kept In Ids
Sjcelnglhecoastilear. hecuntrite.1 to i i.i.i
ff it, and afte r rcoillng a aigo or two, fouulto
his L;reat disgust that it was much bttUr tbau
He hal lain to certain of obtnlnlnirll.a .rl
ha hadetcn aaaure.1 his father with lh .,i.,,.i
conlidenco that there really cuuld be no doubt, on
he point) lhat the discomtltiirt which he coul 1
furee., and the anticipateil triumph of the tea
ton't a lo ted ton, would lo absolutely intolera
ble. Ilcu-i I, a and this ha 1 iitiito as much weight as
nj thing cl, ho li Uuu prviuLted goU
imigi.iciiawit t.o w Cmii.t disk, .... I f.i.nbliiig round could not help pitting 1, also Ho "laltrmiueel "''tn "V "."" u,;!u un V, JPl1 ,u,UU!n-
Mianwhilc, Ilirry lull not .i.mniuniea'e III. got hold ol the es.m ' iilul , wuu .1 sat ., i,i..r., "'"".ruimed ly, imd stocslsiiUtii the middle of the tireet, but
rlre offer to the sexto,, and Id, w, re He ..,.ied II, a,arnlt knowing wh, h. .bd ., "lhat, ..r, I would rllln'r not tell " I ?w" "'i'4 ''. .' ' ' , ,lul"ln ,iml" tu U'tatloa
I hil was Ids iiu.litu. He wi-he.l, in Ciw. Iih v hen the hrst thing that was retealml to luni 'M,i.nLil,.i.i.n , ,.n i i ., ' through wblch Ihet hl fasaed.
should I .,,. is-ssful tola, .1.1,1 toaii'ipiiaiHle,,, .u. the l.lol. wlilcllfll, all 1.,11, t , o ( I , 1 U t m! J S ! , J"" ll'," "" T',"T,4n!i,,,'l!,,b,l,,f-
wlih Ms suciess. Moreovtr, he it tainted with him in tho face. , lit: ,,.., S,,ee .hntl ami I... .all. "'"ent. fons lame up, and seized them by the hea.1.1
the ten .1, liars, In the etent of Ins nl.tsiuiug l . A blot" he exiliim.sl, "lint's t,..bal ' e " , "y .Vi'l, ' hwTwinw 1r ' x- "Vuu,iU'' ''' "jou'r. . brave feUow.
topurihiaeuireseiitfortl.o sexton', wife as a 'lhat spoil, Connnt chance. How coul 1 ha hat e the matter 1 nil lir.tlv .fce eTl V- ' '. ?'''""'' R-l sen Ice to-day. I dou't
mark of his c!rnlilud.M.L this too ha w lahc 1 ., I..., J. t...t" now cum i no uate tun mailer. I un nrnlasjt jour reluctance, an 1 know what these foolish lionet wouli have doio.
wateh an oeit he
event of his succea..
hil long covpfod in the
"I do I eliei e he look so mm li . alns 01 pur
pose tin heat rie out ofthe wateh, s iil ho, with
a shgl I ti iirh i f unreisoiiableness.
let wlat lecuild hedo, since tl.U t '""H ip
iTvn.ltolwinrviisl.il lie might de-tr i) I ie cs.av of his riva I'u!
thittwoulllo alt igclhcr too daring anli'igh
lian.le. I an outrage,
II ere another thing he migli d,i. .'Ie
rrtiii iiiIh red that nU.tr -" IoIhi,,,,,,!, re I fat.il
to Hie rlnio.s of an esn. howeier dpanrilng In
other re.iects. W i'l, lt sn I lea i,iid,e he n.n
el the fair nianiis,rlit audi e.ieel ll b a Urgo ,
Mot He then Imlili rliirmdit In Its plice,
satnl'e.l that he had not I si u see n. I
CIIAI'TI It XXIX
Tits sfc rer vviisrss.
At the close of the list (hster wo e' .. ilole'l
the l.i.ii Ian bv wbu li l.eorgo I) iwk is I. mi re.1
all (Inn ee ( f Ins riv al s success.
.J1 JV'an'arliirjhreifiiiilrx.F. in I p rlnps
'wklns would have UiiilpripiMenf it al mv
ythir tune. Hat tho rnl.r nn lrslin Is the
rTo'ifllicliiiiliveawhlcliwori brought to l ir
KConliiii-lmnMngtln Isvsoilliu ten dollars
ns oiilv ae iiidirv thing
Neverthe.ess his (onsilenre did smite h,m.
l.ut he sal 1 lo llniir, U wsj if lullia'iin.
"After a.l, it wasn't at all suro tint t onant
would gam the jrlie. I dire av mv essvy
would have Isen c nsMcred cpullv giol. II,.
sides, as it isu t so muih the nionei I wautod, I
can giveCohant tint, In case 1 sin suciosfil. '
BiltlMf.ro lesilo Ihe mom. n.vll... u...
quite ihinairilbv disiminng tint lie Im I Imvii
i , ,. . . ,. , "ix : -. ......v..
niKlakeiilnlhlnkln'tliil he hid Ihou aton.
. II. it In, Im I tui.,.i
I ii a corner of I he school room, st ret i he.1 upon
a lend, was Arthur Swccl, ono of th. nial.est
bov s In sctii ul.
llankiiisturnnl p.iU and then red. He was
not a little lerriiie.l, for ho know that if the bo"
should reveil what he lull seen, thhu'S would
wiaran uglv look, ihe dingci must lie faced
In some w sy .
I irst he iiiuat astert itii whither his con luct
ha I n illv Ih'imi i,hertod i miut on vtlueli ho
was not n'togiiher irrtsin.
AironiiiiKlv he turner I Unk. mil walked up
to tl.e vouug la.v.
"Holloa, hwie.t'" siid ho in rather a rnugli
tone, nudging Ihe lint. what are vou alsml '
vv list are ymi about ?" retorted Arthur.
Dawkins Hi. tight lln re was aomithiiig sigmf.
haul in Hie tone iu which this was uttired.
' ou'ro leading, are vou? ' he nskel, olnerv
mg l.'ol.insoii Crusii., It in near Arthur.
"Hate vou been rending for tho last ten tniu
tites?" "es, ofeoumo. Hut what do jou wml to
know for ?
" IVrhaps ho di I not mo me uf.er all," thought
Dawkins, "I must not let him sni whit 1 am
" lereabouts are toil In Ihe book?' he ask
ed, taking it n iiiieireinouioiislt.
" At Ihe place where liol.iusi.ii liu I, Fri I it ."
'Humph' Do Vou like it?"
' les. virt nine li."
"I renn nils r," sni, 1 Diwkins, "when I real
il for the hrst time, I was so Interested tha I
didn't know aiijtliug of whut vius passing
around me." (
IVrhaps he widud lo elicit a rimilar eorfis
sioii from Arthur, but Ihe latter did not seem
diswe. to makolt, or eUediu not know what I
was wauled of him.
' ,M. "''id't,. '' '
, '..,',, noievou are no
.. ",M"wf ? " " ""
Mnart enough to do t wo t i
I ' f tourso," said Arlhii
"ton must hat o len very much lntirete., I
not a.) nine It so, but are
dugs at once. "
ll.Li was still unsatisfni
cither one thing or annthei
Dilwktns (banireil his la.
Tl.Li was still unsatisfii lort . It i,.l .hi m..
either one thing or another.
r... , ' --;
, . ,m'1!'" ",e ',C" ' ""' ,n l,,e ruom
"A minute ago? A pretty loiiff minute lt
Dilitkins (lianged his lartics,
1 milt sail a minute." sat.l Dawkins one.!.
If, "to see if v ou woul 1 know better."
I "It was ten minutes ago."
I "You are a lielter ohscr'-er than I thought.
l't rlia you cau lull what I hate hum doing all
, " 'rihitn I cun," related Arthur.
" Well, l.ut can vou?"
" Do vou su hsi.'. vour motions are I n port in t
enough lor me to wnlih them all the time?"
I "How do I know ? rolkssoinctlnu t mod lla
with iiiattertthatiircof nopurtlcutir imiortsnio
Uiuuse thet hate liolhiug la Iter tod...
"Will,! hnte got something better to di
than to watch vou," sail Arthur, resuming his
liol.inson t'riiw. " I his I a great deal more
interesting, an 1 if jou've got through asking
jour rigmarole of questions. 111 Just go on
reading. 1 want to linitdi this clnplor beforn
, school ia'gins.
Arthur Lulled Mm If lu the tolninu allul.il
lo, and Dawkins lift I ho room, in. t altogether
lertniu, but on thu wholo f mlmg safe.
' I guess he didn't notice ant 1 lung, ' salt he
tolinnwlf. He was to hiisv reeling that he just
l.s. I,i. Inn when I end nsl thu r in. mi I then
vint at lus riuhng. I uu -lit tint to hate n-kml i
lui.i fo m inv questions. It was Just the Hung
tiiexillu hi -u 1 1. i.ma. or im n-ase Ihem if hn
bud any. However, I guess 1 m enfi. Kveu If
lie lul. 1 looked ll, anil llllpls ned tn see mo Willi
the esNiy in mt haul, ho woull have thought
il was mv own, mil wouldn't hnte bus
wted mi) thing. IM let thu iiintti r slip from
my iiiiud. I only hom that Cotinnt will hsml
iu I is ess iv without taking tho tro.il.lu to !uk
at it hrst. Hint nnrht lot rail er awkward, es
i oil lilt If tha Ink i-li uil.ln'l hate dried, ami hn
vsri.iil.l qiie-liou lint luil.i raiiul,"
'Come hi re, Dawkins, I want jou for a gamo
ul marl lis," soun lid from Ilm lit -groiiu.I.
'ihe bov disiiiisaisl ho n-iollielii n of Ihe dis
reiitul.l si i no in wliu h he li.id jiislphivel n
uiri, Mioiai oino lirie.lli uie r Mslllon, and
tins siam alorlcil in Hie giiuie.
Mianwlulu Arthur .Soi t, who Im I resume I
Ins isiok, threw It io.Hi, an I sail to hlmself-
" I woii.hr what's thu msiiir wilh Dawkins
this morning. ilnaiU rather quei r si mis t.,
inn he a rathor ii ipiisilive. Ilo'i been up to
something, I II Is t a list
Anl.ur thoul t a n.nni.iit, an J then con-
lat me see what was I... .1. I I... it
cr..!. .ti, i...rj r-h.l ,n, ... I il i 'i'"' I
.in, Mil lila tin id. 1 wo r ir it wii-ut Co-
Haul nsrav It must have Is I remember
... u .1.... ... i . . . ., .
now, tin v are In lai handed in this iiniriiiior
He was afraid I (aught him t.a.kiug ut it, that
was it. Hut sht should liu inn I
Jlio result it Arthurs togiiutlous w is. to
He liisaitc.l tha blot a littlo more 1 1, a ly.
' W bv, il looks quite fresh hu mil I tu hiiu
' fan it ls," t ought ho, nfier a moment'
pause, ' that Dawkins Mullein (), I mo
now. Ihe prue was sura lu go to ci bur one or
tliaothir of Hit hi, and Dawkins Im niiulo suro
of it in that way. That's thu reason hu was
row liu;, round hero this morning, an I the rea
son he asked mo so many quest ions was, Iwcaiisa
ho was afrai 1 1 taw him. He's brought himstlf
right out, fori never should lme thought of it,
if it hadn't Is en for his questions. W hat an awful
mean trick It was, though' Ideilare, I teagreut
lllllut to UO thrill off mill till Ilarrv I no,... I I
i.a .. i . .. : .. - v . .- ""'"
like him tun t.m.a s well a. I do that George
Dawkins, tNe,inllv siu.n this has hapa.ued.
Mull I t,l or not t I don't like being a tell-
tule, but thin it woull laj n.ean nut to tell In
such a case as this. I irueas Ihmioh I'll ,.,!
and wutchhow Dnwkina ntaars. Am how, if
tho I rlze shoulj I given to him, I'll up and tell
l all i know.
Arthur put away his laaik, tho Int.rest of
which wuscili.-o.l l. thu I it f r. al life which
was just rctiuli Ituhlm, un 1 walkol out into
Ihe lat -groiiiul.
Dawkins and I w i other Imjj w ere 1 1 ij ing m it.
. '.''olattir, w hu had ids for observ liu reason.
,' " 1",o;e,"'"ialil careleselv, ",uou'to
got tired of tcaliug Uubliituii Uruaiv.'
, .n ' s e read all I want to Just now."
W ou t yuu tomo and I lav w Hh ui ? '
I'l guess not. There but lime before tha
iseii rings, '
"HeneveriaM ma . wml. .it..i!.ti lui-
fore," Ihoup.ht Arthur, coiillrnied lu h1 uaj I
cioht. '1 hat morning tha ossats weio Innl.sl In.
Harry di I not agaiu look at lus, ami, thor, fore,
chluol know lint It tarriod U owu Unlit) JIU4
UvUclorklt iuq riuted ujmu it.
Ihelask (X,iicl,iu'in.i to su li an nxl. nt. Hut he. from I law kins, an I. ,,.,., I '. I, il" i.V. . .." " " ""-T "" m.',ve" Iro.ni lUa Wliid terror
.- -laesis-it i rnsiai I II
now it ti nxrn cirr.
Tho e ssai a were all In, mi I all thai the eonpet.
iters could now d.i, was. to wait in patience till
tho examiuatii u should be male and the decision
At hngtli the morning cam.
Me haveiiopirtlculariiiterrtt In any ofthe
clis.es, but tl e one lo which our hero Ulonge.1,
an I ehall llii tcf ire c uifne our account to lhat.
vv hen tLe trntelinl ..,.. A ii.i. f.. i..
i Before aw ar lmg the prize for an es,y on the
tliarelerifa.,in,...i, I may r -mark tint I
i imoillgidto l.,,: the, rUo to the ,.i,owl,, .
, t.'ii.H. excell.ine merits It. on account of wint
rr neat i ess in Die mnii.rrl.. It wa, unlcr-
at nail hal this was a point lii.l,sTn ible, ond
, that rt Mot woul I Ih- fit il, Is.wevcr excellent the
I essay nuglit 'e in mlur reit.
Mcaiwhile 1 1 irre- II .toned, not In tho least
suspcctieg Hint i ho hi, it, mar.ucrlit was his
, own. llf 'nlMHSe.! t',it it niu.t I Ih.i eiv ,t
Daw klua, vim II hi was prepared to bcliev e care
lessly writ! n.
Dew kins liimwir l.kilwl slighllv rlushnl, as
Iliirj lioiieel (.rd.al.lv, Im thought, on account
f his ilisupsiuinieiil, W relation te his fill
' Killing Ihe Hi'ted niaouxrtpl oti, ihero
fore, sa'llli.! pr'i.ilil, ! nd the lrle is
aw sni d to I ,ei rge llaw kins,'
' lie .rge Haskins' '
lluf was a bur of surprise. The otherbovt
as well as II im.liad n, scdlhei Uie(litigiiru.l
nuiiiUKript iiii.m Im hs.
Dawkllia id uelf u III a Irct,,., aliM-ilA..
A .. ... .. i 1-..1 . ... '.' i.v...
loisii'iuiiiis no i.i i gainoii i ie n-te, us fecl-
nus In smie of hi. irl.Lni, ....'i... ......'
tnvli.le. r ' ' ""
A- f.r Him. he with the oilnrs. v..i..t..r.wi
who the w nler i fihitotliis essay coiil M. Hut
his wonder was succeeded ' a still greater won
der, when llicir.Mii.nl wi it mi In ul..
"I am ii d cen si o to man I n the imue ofthe
author .f the essat w ie.li shmjid Into Nvn sn.i-
ceful, simei s uu rs entitle it, nolwille.tan.l
ing Ihe blemish to w huh I hate sllu I-.I, to hon-
, inhlo merit Ion. It Is lit Harry I'miint."
I Jlsrrj wisqiiiteovirwhilmed with surprise.
1 vMint could it all mean ? Hisessnj blotted.
i He raised his baud, soliciting permission to
"Will, (Viianl," said Ihe teacher, rncourag.
I InLh.fi.r he was irviivuiiid in fati.r ..r H.o lu...
and w as disa s)iutis in Iwiug couimlle.l tu bring J
. una, It". mtVi
' W ill v mi lie kind enough to let ne seethe
I i!uniis,r!l of mv ess it ? I had no idea that it
' was 1.1 .He. I wkeu it was huiidn.1 in.'
Hie essat wash m.l. .1 him,
lie opt ie I it, and the blot stared him iu the
Hie fate flushed tilth iunr1iliiatl..n.
I ' 1 don't understand It," he mi I. "When I
I roughl it over in the rnlng, and showed il lo
l soiuuof Ihe Ihijs, It was ei. I in It rree from blots.
I am afrail someone must hato had it after.
w urns, au.i gi I I lie l.lol on.
"W hat Im'J s mw it ake-I the teacher.
"Ilerrj i mini, an I I ..I sard (.rates, sir."
"iriion,' sail Ilm leather, turning tv him,
"can jou n memls'r the state nf ( on.lut's ncinii
crii.t when ) ou sait it ? Was there ant biotvu
"No, sir," said the la.v rompttt.
"dravee ilotoussy the tamer"
"lou are tilth ,i Ho suro that sou are n..t
"At what lime did ton see it ?"
"Half an hour Uf.ru siluml."
"Do j ou uu an lhat jou hrst saw lt then, or
that vou hal seen it at lhat time."
" e had seen 1. at that time."
"And the essat was ban. led in at nine, Then
i ei'iue one inu-i nave nan U 111 tile II
I'robably, for I will not suspect that an
' fit.iir(lU .uisis.lt, Itwaa ulleaix.ldai
it Is no more than justice lo Con iiu, a!
i, , Mi.lw r.tp 1 1.. ,.ii.....i. .,....... ..
anme one mii't hate had it lu the meantime.
aa w.mII .
nianlv for the olluudc r lo come forw ard and cot-
There was a silence. l.vervlalv b.kr.l .
, T here w i ro two w ho looked restleai and exclt
, ed. Iheao were thu two laijs w ho, undoubted
ly knew more (fit than any one else.
Of course Ihe render will understand that I
iiieiu yvriiiurnwret nnl tioorge Dawkliu
I At length the teacher said.
ji leugiu ilia Km her said.
"Is there any ono j resent win;
scrljit of Conant's eioay, wltlJn I
tio saw the manu-
half an hour of
Arthur sweet hesitatid a moment, and then
with his ftco flushing ninfullt , raiso.1 his hand.
All wero surinscil, and thero was olio that
looked disiuat eil.
" I hen j oil saw ll ?' q lerical thu teacher.
"What in.liue.l tou to look at It ?"
"Curiosity, sir, ' ssi 1 Arthur, w itii some hesi
tation. "And jou accideiaully gut a blot on, dll
on ? '
No? htkjoumean to aaj that it ttatulroady
I his i oui In ates the matter," sal I tin. tern h-
rr, a little inyatiiied. ' Of i-ourse you will un-
dersland that I hero will Ihi no punishment for an
ttm.-iii, jcriuur, Aguu, lUilyou Mot the es
"No, sir," Mil Arthur, promptly, in a tnnu
wbicli inrrlrd Ihe tniiviclioii of its being truth
ful, with it.
"Did the blot t.a k roiTiit ? '
"Hate vou any susj Iclon as to huw it git oil
Allliurttole.ualeiilihvglui.ioat DawMus, but
tho latter eras looting .own, and ha could n t
cull h lua glame.
"les, sir, '
"Ihciijou kuuw who was tlni means of doing
"es, sir, or at least I feel verv ronll h nt."
"W ill vou tell us w hat you know aliout lt ?"
"'Ihere wiu another t.y in thu runin at tho
I line t hut I w us there. 1 saw Llm go lo tmiaiil's
disk, and saw hiiuuficrwards with a maim-sainl
in Insliali.l. I was rending Unloosen I'ruaue at
1.. ... ... --' . hull-
?'"" " tu "'laul ileak mj self, an loll uiskii- ,
'"K i1,??! ", I,""' ,'1"1'
. i . I
ton nine, nnrr na went out. 1 was Ih.1 ,o n..r
A. . ' ....I in. i . i . i i .... '
sow. aunl lilts toucher, sloulv. "lull nn.t
WHO UU UU.
Arthur laik.il ,ial i u.l, and I he teacher gaiuo.1
muih lu llm I-.HUI in .in fihe icholars lit his wist
' and manly furls ii ii i. A mcro in irtii'iet wo il I
hate hur-hlt no.istj.1 iih.ii tha w h le beingiol.l
"Mill,' luriusllhc teachir, "it is not rLht
that Ci nam ho il.I lo the oiiio ha hat merited
through no f mil of hi. own. ' '
Here Dawkins haiked ulinnod, flaring that he
thoul I lose w hat had alruadt la:cu assigned hl'ji
' therefore, ' said tho teacher, "I will uit,,'
ml ifm, ow ii purse, 4rlzuual lolha otho.-s
tu which I declare Conant ontitlod. Connnt an I
Dawkins, jou may udtuuco and receive vour
As they went forward, them l.iir.t forth ftu n
tha buj .'an lrre,,icail.la'ih er 1. te. deal ho
cr, wholly for Oona.it. '"ienuo.1, no
W hen school w us ot er, Arthur !sw net w ci
to Dawkins: , .iiiuuroweei wti
"Dawkins." n. Ih.. "I L. ,.i .it. ni im......
Ing, not Iwcajse I think well of j,u, f.r Idmt ,
but bciuuse I ilout liki lieiug a leil-lale. llm-.
eter, I give jou wan lug tint I shall till Ham
(.'ou mt, I know now win t. . u blotted his essat
You wanted to sjs il hi, clianu. of a rue, Uu'
Jou didn't suictid.
, "Dou't tell him, ' urged Diwkins, alnrmcd.
. "If toil wou t, i II gie tuu hail thu l"ur. '
I '(luiiikvuuf.rnoili.il;. 1 don't take bilbos.
' Jftou nil, Mustered Duwkiut, reavrtlng to
tnetiai' ' I will lick jou."
"An I suiau I an asked why you licked me? '
a.ked Arthur, (Jgnilicautly, btt thall I
1 law kma alkod offln dljcomflture. But from
tuai inoiueiit h. haled Harry, aud doteruilue4to
injure lilm if he could. "" e
MUKTIXQ AITTKU atiMT 1EII11.
Dawkins did rw.t rttm.tn 1 ..i. i
l..n... wi "...". .-"-" . scnooi mucu
te vt a I
W1..II... .1 i i. "v"i main i
W hether the l-ty. really tus-ted that I
h vue w ho had blotted til rii al'j eu , '
Attl.il S S1I. ft. u a. i. ...It I.. t I . . 1
DOLLAR FOIl Jfi MONTHS.
or wlthor he only suspected lids te be to, is un
l7.ri' ."."rr?18 krtluil ourbero.
Meanwhile llsrry't schcd-life fled rapidly. t
was a hart.y time hanny In In r "'.."
rare, and fiapry for him, though ,l tehorl-boM
o not appreciate that consideration. In Iheen
p.rlunitie for Imrrovement which it affIe!.
These opporltinllK it is only Just to Harry in
lit. were fully Improved. Ie left school wlih
an e is table repntatlon.and with Ihe weU-wlsb-
w Ma rchool-matet ami teacher).
lltrry was now sltteen a ttouf, handsome
I?iv' iTu ..rr1V' "In wiintenance, ami an air
nnieiltn w hie h formed quite a contrast to tha
appearance ha (.resented when he left the hospf.
table mansion which Mr. NlcU.las xr,.a. v...s
open at ihe public! expense.
On one evening after Harry left arhool, ho
wsj seated with the sexton and bit wife in their
little back parlor when Ihe conversation, as was)
uit annntiirnt, tumrd upon bit future plan
"WI at would you like to be, Harry?" aske.1
1 1 ugh Uniemn,lookipg ov er the tope of his glass
es at our hero.
"1 know what 1 ihould Irke," tat I Harry, het
" I should like to enter tho cvunting r m 1 1
a. men hint, an! tra lually work my wiy ur.
However, lsspp.se suc'i a situation wilj las
hanl lo get."
"At any rate we can trv "
"And if I don't tii.-rced In that I will try for
s-metauig else. I don't want to remain I lie
long, at snj rate."
" lhat is a very gisal fueling, my boy," sail
the soxlon, aproiirigly t "ttilt, ft would b
worth while t wait little while Idle-, rather
than to tale mt with whet la nnaitlralv . K. ..
ful, losing in tint wat, perhais, the chance of
It was accorhngly derided that the next day
an r&i ri shout I be made to obtain such a situa
tion aa Harry desired.
Ihiswas found lo lw a tasknf no'lttle dinoul
ly In a great city the most desirable situation
are Instantly aelted nm by those who hay
most liilluenre, are! there was little chance for
one who. like Ilarrj , had only an humble sexton
lo back him. In some plant where hf applied
he wat rcjieted cavalierly. In others potirely.but
this did not make the rejection any the less de
cided. It is rather a disiouragtng tiling, going about
from one lo another seeking employment dis
couragement which is daily exeriencd by hun
dreds, to any the least, in out large cities.
One evenng Harry sail, "C'ncle Hugh, I
hate alamt git en up the I ope of getting a places
In a im rchsnt'a countlng-nairn."
"Ion rememlcr about Kobert Bruce and the)
"How hn w as encourage.) by Ihe example of
tie latter In make a seventh trial, match roved
ewfcl? Jea, 1 remember It."
" .Now, how many day have au been try
Ii g ?"
" Six dsj a."
" Atul to-morrow will be the seventh. You'd
U tter i ry once more."
"So 1 will," said Hany, brightening. "Ami
lesidrs, lealdeil, smiling, "you know the e'd
amg, 'There's luck lu odd nuuibert, any Koiy
Harry went out in the momlnp, fiellng that
imotbuig wat going t bspia n he didn't km sy
exactlj what but ha felt tbet somehow It wis
gi Ing to bring tlilni lo a crisis.
i ,... n . .. ...
iu we do at timet uave tucti presentiment
.t t .1 1 I. t .'....
I mere in no oe-iiriiiK. ie in si ii, eo a.lopt ejamp.
ll weU own line, coming evrn't did really
(i'l inir rna.ions imn re, te is noi lor me tc?
seek here an eXlanat!on of t Ids pej etiological
problem, rnough that we can all testify to I'a
liarry ttien fell inai something was going tj
hapi en, et, when four o'clock came, and noth
Ing hart occurred except failure and disappoint
ment, which, uuhappilj-, were not at all out of
the ordinary course, Harry began lo think that
he was v ery foolish to hare expected any thing,
He was walking listhtsly along a quiet
street, w lieu on a su.ldeii hn I eard an exclama
tion of terror, of which, on turning ruunl, h
easily diarntrred the cause.
'lwo spirited I ones, attached to an elegant
carriage, had been terntled la some way an j
were running awai .
T here was no coat liman upon the box be had
dismounted In order to knock at I line door, when
the horses started. He was uow rucning after
tlieui at the lop of his sjived, but lu a race be
tween muii and horse it It pretty easy to tell
vthli h of the two has the advantage.
There aeemesl to lat but tine 1 sir son in the car
riage. It was a laity, whose face, pale with ter-
ror, tould laj sneu from Iho cirrlage window.
Hi r loud cries of alarm no doubt terntled the
horso still more than Ihey had been In the Hrst
place, and, by acceh rating their pace', only madd
matters worse, t t
Harry was roused from a train cf desrnnlene
n II. ct Ions by wlng the hi.rs.ia (lashing forwanl.
He liiatantly couiprelieinlod the whole ilauger
of He la.ly't nil u.it i.iti.
W liat could he do against a pair of powerful
horses, rendered almost Insane bv fright ?
Mod laivs would have though! of nothing hut
of gel I ing out of tho harms' wav, ami leatij,;
the iarruiL.e audit) Inmates to their Cite.
But Ilarrj-, as he l.a.ke.1 up, caught the lady'
t,lai ce or mortal terror, and though he could nut
at all understand why, there instantly arose
within him uu eager, earnest doaue te save her.
If bo could.
If be could,! Ay, there was the rub. How
could he do it ?
He remembered lo have seen it stated some
where that Ilia only way to curea horso from
one terror Is by bringing acouuter terror to boar
Insiuiillv ii ism the Ihouuht he rushed nut Int.v
the iiii.ldle'cf the street, ihrei tly lu the path of
............... .....,......, .... v. .. , ... ,I)V ,11.,,.
the funoiis lior,a, and with his cheeks pale, i
l" kl",w I'lu'l' g", but wlthdetermlnoJ a,
commanding a tone as hecoiild assume.
ti i . . n .
7 1 e lioruji saw IIim siwI.Ii.ii n.n, .m..,! Ti.
o.hvi'.ip.. ma pufi.ieii lime eruour. tner
..... il. I t...n.. .i.i..t. . ... J
I.. ,1 . ,ll.1,l ...j L. a .H... ...1 I r
I ' s... teti's it tun ii7i (.uuirn lllsIrUll?.
wilh the carriage, if it hadn't been for you."
"Let me get out, exclaimed the Uly.uot vet
rcc .teresl from her fright.
' I w ill i pen the door," tald narry, ohsert lug
tlmt the coachman wat occupied with soothing
Uo sprang forward, ant, opening the door of
the carriage. asaWtul Ihe la ly to deaceud.
i bhe breathed quickly.
"I was In a i,r jat flight," sal I she, "and I be
I liov iu great .lauger. Huw did ou stop tba
I he rues, mj I rave hot?"
I Ham modestly rcilated hit ajency la tha
n utter '
I '1 he I idt giued at him a lmiriuglv,
' Huw cuulJ juu hate hal so much courage?'
'I neirr shall dare tn get Into the carriage
apiin this afieriiucui," si. coniuiued, after a
Allow me to accumpany vou home?" laid
"1 hank jou) I will trouble you to go with,
me as far as Broadway, and then I w dl take a
She turned and addressed sortie words to tha
coachman, dlrecttug him to drive hoiue as soon
a the need were quieted, tud saying that the
would trust herseif to the ouug hero who had
done them inch a ten ice.
"You're a lucky hoy," thought John, Ihe
coachman. "My mistress I cue that nererdoe
anj thing by halves. It wont be fur nothing
that you hate lived her hi this aneruoou.
,nu I. at hum with on. who ocuu.y "'"
reinovedfrom hlui, tot we hr toe social cUj-
donv ing. Ii
tbould ti to, i
,Icth.ns eteu in A.uerloa, a. uc. u w
uo woiv rcsen la tAlkins wtUi
fa J I. UU wxMxsv.s. -.a.. aaj
At they walked :ong, th lady, uy "'
questioulug, tucoeeded in drawing fruw jr hero
hi hopes and wishes for the future. T WuiU
seemed quite natural f. him t tf fcer all ha
fell. He hardly knew why It was thai he felt se