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Tlll IiSOAY KVKXIXC, MAY if,, 18..
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yrt iiit'i b( tL.rjet tir rf I. iubeso,u,i,i
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Hirj ciie, liT come, tliiir tonci of jjire,
t)ff i Time uU.undclw '
nm oier trlncli I Itiought dimue
VVhnuulh in J ho-ni) limr ic mine,
Artitind me tdl, tlio' ttitx wlm tpahr
Slrrp ti.f olin atrrp tint nought rin Vr
7hej tmw, Ibrj funic, lline fnrmt o fir,
In iU! olJ liiunli, 1 e( llicin thrrr ,
Tlif rcic u blooming on tlieir clirrlt,
l.irh i'jr the ht-art I in J iuiiuUr ojie&kl ,
llut all, '(in ttirj,thfy liac Hiimii
And Iclt me JutiLlv, doubly lone.
A TALK (If
Wiitifn tit th IliraM.
i'lic s.hcr ttmon was raining a
tbvl of lit-lit down upon tin: valley of
ttie J-ive Gallon? It wn long before
the axe of the pal? face had mado the
stately forest nng with its strokes. I
Then the simply Indians communed i
with. he (.reat hp.r.t and knew not the ;
anx.et.es of cn , ,.,.. on 'J he great ,
hunting grounds lay enclosed ... nli the ,
loelin-i of ui.d-ummer beauty, and
the smoke ol the wigwam curled in i
lusty wreatl. an-iind the tall tree-tops
mm otu into me unie 'ny aljoe, us the
hunter's spouse turned the savory veni-
son upon li.e coaic J all athletic war- hove the tall trees of the encamprnent
riors were g.thered in squad, upon the j and (lung col!o!al shadows on the eaM
tnoss covered groun.l, talking over the em sky from towering oaks on the moun
deeds of the.r great sachems, interspers- j tain cr,t. Star after star broke into
mg appropriate gestures with a true . the heavens as the moonlHit "raduallv
naturalness so characteristic to their j faded away. Not a cloud Thun acro
race ; their brawny proportions nnd fan- j the horizon. The air moved imo a i.er
tastic stripes contraMing beautifully in , fect stillness moved not a leaf ns it waft
the evening scene Thy children were ed the scream of the night-biid and 'the
performing feaj. w.ih the cross-bow and howl of the wolf through the motionless
M..niii uii-M ;nin iiiu iiie .
tomalmr.k by iiubedilnig .t m the hug
CHt trr.i uitti n iiri.f iktiiu nr.liln1.1n
, . ' l"
..l.li.r fllwl n ti.rir.i Einniin- n i-m
n iiii.iuiu iu 1
The female engaged in the more me
nial employment of domestic, affairs,
gate proof lhat they were making prep
aration for one of those foaMs conse
qiittit upon the good Micce-s and return
of the hunter. Some were arranging i
the simple utctis.U of savage life, in .
simple style upon the huge, oaken logs
wiuci' nun lauen nearly parallel upon ' gleii it. her bo-oni convulsive I v, but the
the spot designated for the banquet struggle was but short. Immediate de
Others watched the long strip of red , cision pointed on ; the promi.-e to be at
flesh which were posted on sharpened the hore must be kept ; ih. life of her
sticks aboat the fir.. Oth-rs patched , Inter saved.
the inairo, ihe only icquisiie upon the j .Snatching a knife from the belt of a
table, aside fr-m ihe venison, required wairior, she bounded nloii" ihe foot
to constitute the lir-t. second and third ! worn path noiseless as the set pent and
course of Indian royally 1 swift as the dove. On, on (low the
The arrangements all being completed maiden, her heart throbbing wildly at
the fea't commenced. No contending ' 'be turn of a leaf or the (light of a bird
for particular teal", but with a little frm covert ; but apprehensions were
confusion a possible, each on. helped groundless ; the stupefying ell'ect of the
hiinelf lo his choice. It is needless to evening supper precluded their neccs.si
remark that satiety closed the scene. .v- Suon lliu limpid lake glimmered
After gormandising upon the luxuries through the trees in the lich starlight,
of savage life, they stretched themselves A few more bounds and she stood
around the. sleepy embers of their wig- "l,on 'be chosen spot. A broken ar
warn lircs to stmoze away in the land ,ow 'a.v "cross the trunk of a fallen
of dreams till morning. birch dipped its branches in the
No frantic dance succeeded the fes
iivincs 01 me eteiiing. it was not a
triumphal celebration of one of iheir
petty conquests, lint var had been de
cided on by their wiee iticn in council.
Their chieftain slept not. His falcon
eye intuitively followed
ere intniliv.-U- fulfoue.l the mm.m.
of his daughter. He had seen her leave
the circle several times and go out in- '" "veruag.ng elm near hy.
the more shaded parts of the forest and ,t,.'l,,'et St,uc1a. la.kc hl 'ke a cry,
return again bv a different path, will, beet eneed 111 its fand-wh.tc shore,
n anxious l.k unon her brow.
xic noueci ncr mct aucm. ... woe..
in uAi.i iiiihlinri it ii'DC and hni itn.
!itrfp u'rt .tink infF of wnr. nm Iifr ph.
deavors to appear unobserting. When
Iber -V d0W" S,1 cll0SC.a f0,. '" "lC
ootstirt of Ihe cdca"1 ' ' ll"
er watched Jwr narrowly, .J'- u
the amber moonlight as it made iti :v!,-v
down througlt the matted bough that
her full dreamy eve ertr und anon
glanced at the suiting orb and then at
Urself and the mrroundmg country.
His uative cunning mis not long at
fault to ditine llio tucaninc of her ac
tions. I he wind rustled an ocean 01
leaves, and blew a cloud of rubes full
in his face & il fanned the deadened
coU into a transient glow He
from hii apparent reverie, as th
rin? hreere swept by and Icating his'
teat near the fire traightenei his (
bran ny limbs upon his blanket and soon
feigned dep ileep. His half shut eve J
ilyly peeped arrow nu cioow as ni
arm swung carelesrly aboro hii head
and reved on bin brow. Graraline,
(for lliat was hii da'Jghter's name.)
united till she thought her father un
conscious, and rising Healthily made
a iligfc noUe to tei tbe stupor occa-uone-1
by the gluttony of the bn-
' ' " ' "r"
,-Jr.ioraline seated upon the roots of the
mbp (in loot walked un lo her nm t.Ini-
i . . . . . . ' .
cu ins I) ami
- I 1.
uitm hit nt'CK savin;?:
" Violsntho'i d.ntisht
or never fears
lied the pirJ.
lien he i at war," re nli
i win dri.e i,i. , "s; v; ?
- .np Kiinu-tf dm ,a nun , i. . I
' i ... ' . ; . ...v
hopper befor! him.
"Then she anh lo live in the wic
wain of Ihd younj; Sctirca Chief, her
father's is not plenant lo her," intur
rupted the w snior.
".Not io," said Craoraline, "fhe is
happy in his wigwam. His men are;
Kreati r warriors than the S'-neca-t, ami ,
the deer love his hunting ground bet
ter." ' Vialantho is gUd to hear the Wild ,
Dove talk thu-. She talk.- like the !
daugliter of a chieftain who will meet j
his enemies mwii ami take their scalp, ,
and his daughter may hang them on our i
Graozaline nodded assent to this re
remark, her lip quivering will, smoth
ered anger, but with true taciturnity j
remarked "Thy daughlcr will wait the
coming of Viulantho w hen he tettirns !
from battle.'' !
And -he will think no more of the !
ioung-Mng when she eeS hi? scalp j
j hang from her father's wampum V" en-1
M No" responded Oraozaline half
turning round to conceal her feeling-!.
"Then she may rest till morning,'
aim arne at i:iv-lawn lo see lis ileum I
tin. rliii.t" ilir,...: i.:' ..i ' i .
u).on the moss fot'his dnt.-hler. ' She
h,titated not to necept the prod'ertd
eoueli. not to go to sice,, but ..! , ,, Lr
t0 ,,r (nlr, h1m) !,,!lin ,
strong form into the circle of warriors
nml Jm-itv ;., i,, , , '
I " - """m iill.ll-
Ueti ins notes in the midnight chorus.
The moon meanwhile had nearly set,
ils departing radieneo swetit nhm.r ...
. vii.ui.iiiiin; iis(Mrii : i i nn unnn ,i,i-
r! v .. ,
I'-iijiu-e sue wnicneii ine sleeping t'roun
I. Ill ..ll.. -. i . o rj
t . . . . . . '
pur ioe si e waieiien t u o
till tuliy satished that sleep, profound
sleep tendered the moment propitious
She nroso cauliouly anil moved a
round to make matters more cut lain;
passed her hand across her father's face ;
but he knew it nit. II. r heart hunt
high with hope
I he desi'ms of her
father, her respect for him, the pride of
her lriLc,aud the fale of her lover, stni"-
wniur ny wmcn sue Knew lie had not
'been there as yet. She looked at the
star, whose seitmg was to have marked
the hour of meeting and lo ! it hurt"
- . . 1 r . . 1 . . . . . c
seierai icti aoovc ll.c Horizon. Unlet
... , ..... ., ... .
"ru, T " , !,rrow " "c"
"'"I l,,CK-u U' ,r0, ll-' fee, ShO Wl.lt
ed on and look a scat unon a initio-.
"" ,UFV" Krte- rut"ed hv
"pple save the lusty jump of some 1
aui,e truul or the splash of an nrmatic
1 t I I
i i 1
S)l(. look(.(1 ,o 10 p,
,er a"'1 'aw tbe reflection of the stars,
bright a. ihe diamond points in the
unltiiie, but "the shir to et when lov-
tr meet," had already disappeared
lo"S'-r 'he waited, but nu Conatonk-
A sau' eelinjj began to creep over her.
Jar from tbe J cep.ilg iorm of her fath
er. and lu-rl.nin ti. misitt awake ere i
she returned, no lover ner, un;.' moon j
and stars sank to rest. i
AVith such thoughtful feelings arous
ed by the cenc, she ftruek up one of
those wild airs of her native tongue and
.poured forih it. plaintite melody upon
the stilly niL-ht to float aeros the lake.
' ToMttr lliinc, lliu hfit
'ee! ho it lil for t.'ire,
And uhltr it bU, ihi lifirl of mine.
Will ar.Kcr ftrty throb of thin',
W.ih trorl yniitlhy
Thii., ihin- slonc
fore f( Ihme. tint hf.rt
All !' Ixik.Ui ih' tkiff
Th (., Ihe tlovrr(,rtith, itr tnd -
May pM gim to be
My hrul rctric, dir.
ThtDf , thinf Ion
She stepped zui listened a, .he 6y
What ails my WiM Dove T I ho preparing for a sf rb.g.
nfraiJ to linvc her father go to war? j The nature ol ihe iinim.it she knew
Or is she thinking of the yotnu chief right well ami n moment emli remain
ntiiuii her fathfr' enemies who Uft ' t(i to decide, hut in le-s thiin that time
the buck at our wigwam two tuooiu ' she plunged into the wap r. Accustom.
A fori, on th
"'C5" of, tta,:r' -AU,ut l"n
""'. nu me ci.iii oi n limb caught
her quu-k oar. lu-tiuctiwlv lookme:
"f me urajni IVM 01 a lull
crown panther fla-hint? nmonir il.r
il l . . . . . .
; UOU2 n. la-hinr n . , u u i , ... ...i
I ed ns she had been to the water.
quired no remarkable exertion to keep
above it surface, and the iulion wa
I r.A... .. . t
: : . .: v ... :: v: vr "w vu"m
. ".. ' ' naiurai 10 llcr n til.) ot.
. . ne. i.neii ircsv lluatrd back
upon tier Mi-ulders, the knife gleaming
irom uer nantl, as lie sam otl in as
coiisciouj wcuplv n a Naiad.
' w ""a'ul K'lve
fill fllftlf l4ta. 1 . 1 I
e panther cheated of his ptey gave
igry whine and jumped down on
cry spot where Mm had I,,-,.,,
.- . , , , . . - r"
"" 11 ,ook ,til1""' t "ateh n fa-
'si n TTnr m ,
oon the tall form of Conntonkin ...
,n..r..l r ,i .i l .
long ih- hank.
His quick eye catisht something in
the water, and in a breath his hand
tightened the bow-string, w hen u hriek
from (jraozaline, pointing at the same
time to the atiimid, directed his alien
tion to the panther.
His bow twanged; an arrow shot
through the air, the maddened beast
with a frantic bound leaped from the
roik, the feathers hanging from hi. side
stripping with blood and falliu
lalened his nan
in his own flush and
rolled into the water below
A few strokes of the arm brought
Graozaline lo the shore, and a prmid
smile played over the face of her lover
as he gra,ped her hand and lifted her
to the water bank.
" -Saved from the water and the pan
ther,'' said Conatonkto sealing her on
the treo w here lay the broken arrow.
" Vi-s"; but not fiom the displeasure
of my father."
" Why," interrupted Canntnnkto,
"did ho discovei our plans ere vou es-
u, -jui ne su pecieu somMhing
and bade me forget il..; young chief, hi,
1. v.. . 1 ... 1.. .... . . . .
enemy, whom he will meet in battl
" 1'hen he makes war upon our ti ihe,
does he?" said the youthful sachem
(Jraozaline replied, "his warriors will
he on the way ere the stars tlee the sun ;
he seeks your life: he saw vour con-
ternpt whet, he lelused the buck
brought to our cabin and vows
'Hut,' said Conatonkto, leaning his
tall form against hi well-tried bow, -he
must he aware his arm is not as slrong
a when he Used lo fight his enemies,
and the i-'enecas are. skilled in battle'.'
'True, replied the girl, 'but his sin
ews grow young and warm in battle,
Ihe pride of his forefathers nerves him
onwatd, and ho leaves the field conquer
or remains on it.'
'Can Graozaline love one who thus
treats thoe who have not injured hitn?'
'I.ove! can the lion's whelp love ils
dam less than the lamb, think your' said
the dark eyi.d maiden, earnestly.
'Then f.iraozalino abjure Cuiiatonk
to's love and refuses lo live in his wig
wam, docs she, because VioLntho makes
war upon our tribes?' No, I would
live your hi iile or ilie at Conatonkto's
side if you but swear that my father
shall not fall by your hand. Then will
I swear that by another moon, I will
come to dwell in thy wigwam.'
'I swear,' said Conatmiklo, 'and
should death stand between u. 1 would
sooner fall than break my word.
'Hist, hi?t !' said (Srannralini1, 'I saw
some form just glide by the nearest oak.'
'Vet, and ihoM shall see thy father,
shouted the infuriated Vialantho s ting,
ing directly in front of the joj.hful
'Thy flight was not a secret lo thy
young head alone. Thy falher follow
ed and would not awake his warrior to
let them know their chieftain's shame
and now his axe shall drink his daugh
ter's blood, rather than lhat blood shall
mingle in the blood of the Seneeis."
Thin saying he aimed a full blow at
Graozilii.e, but the ready hand of Con-
uioiihio wnr.ieo on ine descending tveiiji-
0,1 his tomahawk, and sent it sev
"al 'be water,
the wates that settled over it.
"There," said Conatonkto, stepping
between the chief and his daughter,
"know you into In power you have
fallen, willy warrior. Your cunning
head, your scarred bosom and hating
heart are in the hands of one against
whom you would wage secret war, n-
gnint him who loves your daughter, who
sought her hand.sinec be had her heart,
'0 "fnorame means :
hi in who swore
not to join in e qual contest thy
ih w,nt- nr,,J ngain't him w),
swears by the rubes of his sires and
, icfore 'bee, that while he lives the tine
' whict. clings to him fur support shall
' not be harn.ed by w anion rudeness or a
father' ire. i''ur w ar, your contempt
and saorn vengesnct. I know it all,
' ind yet your own per. i secure
since she, whom you would fa!! by a
! latiicr s right hand Iras bound mr arm
'f , .
! with an oath. Hut be inured
that if vour crv shall arouse the
cis to war, tln-se old oaks shall nate
ii iv 71 if
over the slain warriors, and you like an
oak will, its branches broken by the
I storm, (tautting w here the lire ha run,
shall be made lo feci that tfu are alone,
Adieu . and rtmcmber if haim Wl from (
ll,r l.ml op..n ll.v ,l,oSW,
-r moon. I II nut forswe.v ,
the wr.ith (if
my warriors, nor w il 1 ,.rv hold un'd !
jour tnlm and nam- ciiult bo furg-ilten, I
hi me srnoe union rurliI tlireo nis'it,
from jour council tiie?."
Tlm Mviii; the oun- chief Hrmr
oil' into I he wixl in llit direction ol"
hi hunting; titoiinds
A nioinent iau'd, nn 1 the old man
turning to hi.- daughter, nid in a cold
ironical tone, "Come tho'i btiiznnl ca
le back lo thy eyre Vtolatitlm uparej
not because he U l'iaid of the
that he ha a -weeter mode of
:c. Mefore another nieht 1
p "". nnou.i.r i.iKht 1
will ,;,I2 the llouill" oel, ofll.v I
.. , , , , - -
e llowmg loeksof thy Con-
ntoi.klo on mv
shall piobe i,.- ovorili wmg
wl father', hear,, and lea
of a mice fomi
h., fal-e Craor.ahne lo ,inf to her wid
oweu imij and iMi.ioi) nt mil nicht
.... . .
owed hue and pa-ion nt midi
The Ireinbling e,-l vo-.ci I
f,,ken. but the tern clmllsi
i-r'"1 out me Mern ciiiillsni mij in
exmahle, ..ml hurried on in the same
' ,mth !',"! M k" !" PiS " " Ao,
l,..i I,..,.. .i..e.. i... T ..i:
'ii-ii-iu iii-i ii-ciiiii;. in o.n
cae hope m id" her feeling biioj.mt; in
the other, despair impelled her "to keep
cloe to the footsteps of her father.
The stars had in arly all disappeared
ami gray twilight wa- breaking around
the stintit.s of the eastern niotmtnibs.
when they reached the quiet camp of
Not a murmur broke the tillnes, nr.d
the chief rekindled the Cue nnd sound
himself near it, motioning t!raoaline to
do the .-ame. I lis eve. ll.i-hrd lietinn
as ividlv :w !lu llfi!ii.. l,w l...,-
ki.il i,i.il.r,,c ) t
' that had transpired that night and would
, tianspire in a few hour-. At last thi.
sun st,t.-,tm.,i forih.and the shrill w'ifnp
' of Violautho brought every wariinr to
his feet, and all gathering'atound their
I leader began to apologise f,,,- over.slt'-p-ingthe
hour, for the fea.t had made
Ihem very sleepy. Slowly rising, the
old saehem addrcsed his followers :
"My sons, our schemes are light ;
the sun to our enemies The day wil'
lie ill good lo Vio antlm
tl. nii.l.i C .i,...i :.. 1 , .
-.....i,,.,,,,, 1 tit. 1 in" win ne u' ni'i rtr
V. I . ... ... 1
Seneeis or th-y will brin- the lnin
. knife to us." a CJP"I
' ' V IIIIIOl l ill 1 I I II IflTH'lII'l tl1 Lr In 1.
Atlcr ibis laconic nppeal.the old met.
gave Iheir opinion, and arraiigeinenl.s
were soon made to conduct thu enter
prise witli skill and vigor.
Let us now for a moment glance al
the camp of the Seneia. The young
chief had reached thu wigwam "iihon't
sunrise. His brow wore nn atniou
look, but none knew the schemes that
were developing themselves under that
young but sagacious brow . The mm-,
ning icpast being finished, he called hi.-,
warriors around h.m and said :
"Our enemies are about to make war
upon our tribe; tlu-y are already on out
trail. Shall thu Seneca be dtiven from
the hunting grounds of their falhers?
or will they avenue the death of Dar
kaiinoneV Will his blond rise up and
strike for us ? Conatonkto is fur going
out to meet the war, and will go alcne
if none go with him. Who lakes Con
atonkto for their leader? '
Simttliiineoiisly all ui.e ,, dignity,
irg their willingness to join their chief
tain. After the decision to go out and make
nm. nisica'i 1 1 waning inr it to come
into camp, Conatonkto moe, faying,
'Our enemies wil! not come like the
. :.. ..... 1 . r ... ..
nee, straight lion, iheir camp to our
but wi come in 0 sir:m..i. i.m.Ii in ti,r
, .,, v .' "
pn.-o us. o will wait till the shadow
tali towards the camp oi the Seneca-,
and then we will go out and meet them
under the setting sun.
It was ale. in the nfi ........... .. !.,
Iwo tribe met in eonfiiei. JJoth sur-1
pri-td and were surprised in the po - i -
lion 11. wind, they found themselves
placed ai the oi.t-et.
J he de-eill.tion of the hntlle
i.e lorie.gn to our m.naiive. Sufliee it
I.. ... .1 ... .1 I- ...'.' - ". . .... WILII 1IUCI
- u ... ...... preuicuon.o: notli el.iel.
j. ...... .... .nn-, j ne ,-ienecns
i.r..t..l ln.f rrl.
v:..i...i. .1.. ... ,,. , .
1- -" - lllllll HIU lli'lll.Olll
. ioi. union loii.ie "o.)o nis oaia n'am-t
his monal enetnyrCom,,,,, klo
True lo his oath the toungehi, f,ai,.
ed not a blow to defend' his life when
t lolanthn came upon' him. bat barei
his hrta't to the arrows of his ndversa
rv. anil rernituleil tiim il... ;, .....j l.:.
' - " " "'i
oath that restrained his arm.
no was master ot the held was I
oni.i 10 say. ine r-enees;.. Jo.-t their
chte , and iolanthos warriors were
I- vm uiumiiu tut; i,giui ui; my Ilium
Graozolino was alone in the wigwam
. ... 1. ,...- ..miiu reiurneu. iier la-.
titer came in. and wiihom kni ., .. ..,.1 '
t-1.r.r. ....! 1 .. .
. ,, , , . . .s ....Mi
I held lit 1 the if rirkiiim, ..f I 1 I
I?VMI, , orr lln CF) .
, am, men uiru-t a knife to his 0wn bo-
it -rf-t leoi'i 1:
Morning came, nnd ihe r'malnin
warrior, ol the luhe gathered around
the dead body of their chieftain in con-
uilalion, but hii own (Jraozoline was
not there to mingle her crie with their
wailingj fur the d.parted.
'What male; t sellliquoTF saal a
. i.X.. . ' ..
ii'inrH-miii cjlij'ji irr in a iiirntixiu'
temjterance exhorter to a rumseller.
' Hecsu.e,' was the reply, 'if I did'r.l
none of thr.se drunker, vagabond! would j
come into my !iop, and I thouhln i hat e j
an e.ntiortuuiiv of iririne the-ic .ri.! .1.!.'
rice.' ' j
.went Hi,.ir d,.n,i... ,v 1... r.... 1....1V '"'.I ""x.e.y ,0 liu .'ill
-i.;:..., ...e uarK nowung ,ght was exfrcssed a wish no longer to trespass
on the valley of the I-ne niifnn iri.,. 1 1.. 1 1 ". . . '
Grazoline wende.,1 hf r war 0 ,e ke I ,, ,t " V ""l -'J
which but the night bJfore wa . " V r!"V,r,!,n,Strei'lh to "'I'r
brightly placid but now so dark and i t0 lio.telrv. !
TIIKSTUKY OKA PUTflii:.
Ami lt tho ti..Jf collection of piin
lilies which adorn the a!N of t!n
Louvre, there i ono which tnav j er
chance have nrrestftl the eve oVitotno
amwtonr r.':ihr, ieini',is adm
it! nani.thof coloiii, ami v,..r
ni'hrii.nu.i. i . .
rainuiifCA ol the JJutch nt.il J'le
tt :.. .1.. . .
I'lacksmiih awl. Jim I-'atnilv," niid m
histurv u f,nnnfll ..e ....'..i '-. . .
- ii.niH-ii in me cniainiic
, -.- -- ..lii i uiui-iiu. a i,j
'd-miest i.iffire il.i .... r. , ..
1 'i't,,,Pn i;.. ,i . ,i
ij, ? ( t .
century, two brothers, both painters,
and endowed with eoual talent ..
uircuir.hiance ul rare
iistorv o! art.
IWn at Lioti, towards the cluso or
the sixteenth ccnturv. thev were
brought up together, 'and throng,
life romaiiicd unset arable. They
ln-1 but one work shop, one pm-sconc
table ; the sitno spirit seemed to ani
mate tlietn lulh in life, ami i ,l(.ath
they were not divided, for thev ohx.
e-l thn'.r earthly career with" in two
days of each otlier, in .May, Hi is.
Loving, r.s they did, nature under
her siin; lest upect, and humanity in
its most primitive and unsophi-iicateil
pirtn, they passed much of tlieir time
in waiidciin amongn the cottag-s ol
Cutnbre.-H, tl;ctcliin;; the casint
groups which they met on the toad
or found .seated around the cottage
hcartli, ;is well aa tlie hanly laborer.
yiiHn,j ihis oxen tlironeh" tli wel!
ploughed field, and the acd beggar,
who wandered, deflate and alone,
from door to door.
The simple style was then lmt lit.
t'o appreciated in Fnnce, where the
line ladies of the Court disdained to 1
..... . l"u " "e; 01 UK
I.'.. 1. .i 1 i
r 1 's-3'l SCHOOL 1.1,11-
had. therefore, hut ,1, -h, .,..;1. ,.r
yotin ' arti-ts
cmcon A from reuritv. a,. I
. . T .
P'.r.suiiij meir tranquil ami unurtic
ed career, when suddenly the hand
of death threntencd to "cut off the
younger brother in his prime, before
a i single tvoik had been achieved
which would cause his namo to be
handed down to posterity.
They had walked together a con
siderable distance from home, in or
der to s.l.ctch a picturesque building,
half frame-house, half forge, Pitch as
arc frequently to be met with in that
. ! part of the country.
j t luhst they are tints engaged,
Antoinc was seized with sudden
severe 1ll1.es. Louis, hi elder broth-
er wished to convey him to the near-
est inn, hut soon found the attempt
: -ii , . '
....jo .iviiuinic, .win was constrained,
tD accept the hospitality whi.-h was
so cordially proffered by t'.e worth- .
bl.'ictainilh and his family. J 1
impraeucaoie, nnd was constrained
The name of these loiL-iI 1 conic u n
Ilcrbelot, and their iiometie circle
coiiited of the father of th' f.imilv.
1 l..j ....... .I.!- .!... . .1 1 .
' meir uiree ciilidren, and an
j -'cd grandfather. lia i hu
daily task to fulfil, and checrfulv
did they each strive to aecomi lisl, it
o'l... 1 ...1 1 , . ' . '
iiii.so.it u wie dei the ma- vt-
, hammer ,..,r,.c, , . ' U
low.-, hi little brother rn,.,l ,1.J
charcoal to feed the ilatne. nnd
' "l3 lather H cm til
00tl Wllu "'tended to her domestic
! eoucci ns, and even the old man was
ever ready to lend a helping hand
J when his assistance was reqiiirei
when his assistance was required
j .these Hinple and hind hearted
rent le miiekU- in-ei.r.r..ii ii.,,:. 1.,.,.
lis jiv; ijun.r.jv iireiiareu
reoi le imieUv
hed lor the s pt man nnd vie,! ;,l.
l . . ......
each other in their anxiety to
..11. . 11 . . . - .
eouui 10 nneviate us .su.-riii"-.
i-i t .....
I. 1 "h mf" " '"-' d ( we
' trU:?t tlie fa.CM,lt' w" exciiio U.s for
'" - '"'n F0 ls vtatcliful and devofd
n " ".""o ".uuiiiui ana cievol'Ml
, ' care ; and so it pioved in tliu prcaent
instance. The j rtticnt rallied, con-
. trarv ,0 ill t.-i.nn.. ... .t -..
.' ' "' "uoiau i-.ipeuiuiiou, Willi-
out the aid of anv more experience.
bsculapios than the viHiagc doctor
whoso chief remedies were tho-o
which nature bor-.f.ic , ,,..,;t..
1 .1 ,
,l,?,i'!e ex'tif'" which MiccectU'il.
I Ilia I fllinlii'A Mr.r.;... I - . ,
' 1 "-.11..;,,, ,,an, low-j
ever, successful, arid in ten .live il, ,'
- - 1 -
vfinrii. 1 '.,. 1. 1 .. n 1; ..I.I.. a - " . r I
. - ,i,ji.; lo S(. iron, i
bed. J5ut as his convalescence
nt r.l-nK. t.i 1... .. ..:.i 1 .
.... .,..w, .j ,,w 0i-. ie
1 cIa'""C(1 tlic.v thy blacksmith ; 'you
are now quite one of the family ; you
must letnair, wit!, 113 until the babtj0m
of our fourth child, and tai.d it god
Ihe hrotncK could not refuse an
jiuvitati ji, thus cordiielly pri-8ed un
, U,eU, Lut uld Uccc!'t il
' on one condition.
'You must, said thev, 'allow us to .
:mp!oy this inten-al of time in pint-
t,g a family grour, which fcha I in-1
,, . . I "'"" '' , '
chide each rnernler of vnnr dmn.tie
circle, im the elde-'to th. ycun2-1
est. Til. painting, when cmjl- te l.
wo win icwe with ymt ns .1 e.ihl
memorial ..four giatitude '
The blacksmith gladlv accepted
the o.Tor. liis wif,- colored 'with picas
re, and the children skipped about
and clapped their l.ai.ds with joy
.Vet day the j anitor ct to' w.itk.
The fv.rge w.n onvcrted into n
't J ittrt.trr, the easel wa plnd orpite
".the futn.u-e. and the wh'dc family
1 were grouped ntoun.l the anvil, the
I flamy which burned mi the hearth
' casting a ruddy glow t,vr the scene.
three weeks pnscd nwav ; the
painting was completed, and a fourth
-son was born lothe blaeksmiih. Un
the day which succeeded his birth, lie
was baptised by the name of Antoinc
and on the same jo.ful occasion the
pictuie of the family group was dtilv
ii'stalled in the bc-t" pailor, and gay
lv decorated with l!.i er-, to the gloat
admiration of the guests who wi-re in
nted to partake of the ehristeiiinj
feast. iJladly wou'd the-ekind hi ait
"i JK'oj.lc have letained the yoriii
artists yet longer among them, but
business called thorn away, ami with
grateful hearts they quitted tl.,. hu5
pi table roof. j
As they were biJdiiv' the "(..l'
mother a hearty farewell, Antoine
wlnsfered in her ear "Keep the pain
ting we have gien you. as a remem
biai.ee of our visit, 'it i, now of but
little worth, for our names ate as vet
unknown to fame ; l,,.t t othnj i it ina
m- ii.iv 1 iove a inheritance lor
'i'wenty.fivn years had piod away
and Anh-ino I let helot was a soldier in
the king's sen ice.
Soiiiu lime l,;l c:
,., ,. I "" r
tiilingsnl llu yo'itig man had reach-
ed hi f .unil v. and they were beiom-
mg vet'v anxious to lean, his fate,
when his Cither one day icceited
i 'rom '""
Iroin htm a letter, nrmoimei.,.. ibm
t ln;iK a wa-t-xj tiliii.,ii .o. .U1 been
p'l ri us!
earned away by Algerinc pirate, and
was, n nt thieateiied with imuie.li.ito
death at the cannon's mouth, if six
thoustnd francs were not quickly fur
ui.shed as his ratiFom.
Six thousand fianes! the sale f
the paternal home itself would not
realise the sum ; the elder brother
tiiiiat also part with thu little farm
which he had acquired by his mar
The whole family,
one .bs-entinir toiee,
however, without 1
I ; r- iii-i-.i 111 inilM"
I Ihe siiciifice, and were, eon-uhiii.; . -
' eltnr nn llu. bl.iiu i..f.;..l 1 1 1 1
1 ... . . 1 t
!- . r.' 17 ..nn 11 1 i 1 111 1. 1 ...
iicees-nrv o nkn in .,.., .t .... .1 1.
jeet. when Providence furni-heil .i,,.,.,'
with the most unexpected Mieenr j
; A young girl of the neighborhood'
1 i . . . . . . " . ' .
;"""" -"mi; i;anein t, w ho had
' "firoiu, nn mm long
''fen betrothed lo the young s(,,ier.llh
I,rrs''"1 wl"'n fal'tl letter atrite.l
,Sllf wa" i.".f'r,'t "v 'l'f'"'"d will, grief
ion ii-ioiiisiiuii'iii, 1)111 ... a lew moment.
a Midden thought eem.-d to l!a4i aero-
her mind, tin. 1 suddenly li.ing fiom her
.... . 1 . . 1 . . 1 1 .
The spot, 3rd which she directed
her step was the neighhmi,,.. Chateau
de Val-. wbteh hn.M,een h ,,-ly , ,
i 1 .... ...... . 1 . . I.
si .ii. mm! ini-iiiy no ne inn.i
rl,u-ed by a rj,., hanker, lo whom her
1... . 1:
. 'M..n;:,mor. who hnd once filled the
j sit .1.'. 1.0.1 of st.'wanl in the lioueho',J of
the I'miec de Conli, now a-. timed all
the air of ,1 ijniuil teiijiifitr, taking po--,
se5ion (,( his castle, and was e-iii-eiallv
il.-iroii- of pas-ing himself off as an'i
..,.i;.,i.. 1 . i- . ... .. 1 1
v ..(.iii.iui 11 iiiiiiiii-iir in p.liuiin",
I Louise, who had been asked "by her
brother, 11 few day, before, to a-si",t him
in utqiacking some picture., had pen cil ed
in lh corner of one. am-mg-t then.,
the signature 'Joui-and Anlonie I.e.
nam," and had been Mr nek bv the 10
seinblanee borne by some figure in the
i;roup lo lho-e of ihe Ileib'lot fiimilv.
1 I I.e young nrlisls having always re
tained a place, in t kiiully jetiKni
branceof ihe gor-l people of the village,
lyoinse had frequently heard then, spo
1 ..r 1 .. 1 . ,i ,. .
"' u 01, aim w nen ine w eil-l.r.owi. names
1(' her ey.-s in the comer of the can-
'S it at once occurred to her lhat ihi.
r1"""" u,',eh from ihe care be-tow.-d
"I"" she conelud.-d was .'natlt
luct of their neneil.
It wa upon thi- ilioiiuhl she now- ai.i.
I. With brealhles ha-le. tin lilirrii'il
, n,e chateau, and b-g-ed lo b allow.
...1 ... 1. ... . ......
..m m r ii-.u 111,11, iiaiiiivmi, Din; wa
-. , . 1 . .
imroouceii imo tue verv apart, t.er t
men Hung 1 nn painiing execultd
me 11. e iiromi rs J.euuiu.
'Sir,' said 1 Ins 'young gi.l, timidly ;
'forgive me if I an, making ,00 b.l
wild you, but will you tell me whelhe,
that picture i- worth a gnat deal
'Ve, indeed il i., my good girl,' re
plied .M. d'Amiiori ; 'hut what mnke
you feel any interna in ihe ubje t V
Loui-..- he-itated for u iii.mn.-nl, nnd
then .v.id, 'JJteauKj I thought, nr, if you
t a great value hy it, you might wM,
It, buy ir,.,iher, pan.!.,) by ihunameait-i-u,
anil we hate one in ou, iiIIulm-
.1 .1 . . .
h I am quite
indeed, arc t
fUtc ii a ged, ,f not.
) ou rure of ibut.' J
J'" wr",.u 30tt '"'" '
"To , ' 'r'!
! I,r",,,; 80 J"uch,
my own .Kid-'merit on thu ma
.Atjld I in-
11111I foi 111
... . . . ' ' . ,
pl'.o J, meu'cVe .mo't r,'
Very well, I hall bo there lo mor
row by 1L nj.x-j;. You nuy tcit hint
It you like '
Lmit-e l'lirchel m.ide n low courts
y. and rttlnd. biung d'.V,,,,,, o
qiially snrpiited i ,rr ,,,,,
nnd the Mi.gulmily of n pnlnting by the
bro'heM I.elmin. beinc ollVrtd for"ln
at a bbuktunith,, hop.
l.ouieat llrst only confided her pro
p-et to the mother of hrr helrnthnl. f..f
she knew well that thegixl I hick.it i'.i
n!ued In. pictuie so mtieh tint ..t
would rather ell hi bud Iriltll llllllr'
him than part with il. Jr , t0
.1.. t .1.. ...it .1
..v.. .11,, i 1111,111, 11 11 11 mi itiivn run.
to the ullage notary, to arrange matter,
for the ,ilu of his foige. n well as of
of Ihe little fnrm belonging ( ,it ,.
est M.11 j Iii.uise was tlireforii pteMy
uro Unit the i-oaM uouhl he clear n't
that hour, and lhat .M. iJ 'A mi ton might
examine the painting at IM ,.inre.
l'unriiial lo hii a.minlid lime, tl
banker i.'uU atiitnl at the f,irg,i at H
o'clock, and was mlucied by Mndaiim
Heibeloi and Iuie into the bent pat
lor where the portrait of the fjunly
group had now hang for live and twiniy
At the first glance. M, d'Amiron al
lowed that thirt was jel a liner aiuting
than the one he po-.eMnl,
lbil hnw in ihe n.ium of wonder.'
he e.ol.iimcd, did too uequiiu mch a
Madame II. 1 helot, in a simple, and
lunching mami.-r, i-hiied the binnrv nf
I the joung ntti-t's stay amongst them.
!f llo r gialilii.le f,,r the kindnese.
they had leceiied the hi. th of the lltth.
Aiiloine.aiid the family ,,rtr.,j, wli(.t,
his i.Iill.'ltl h.ir I1...I I. I. 1.! . .
.... i . t
" " "im ai a pariing
gin, ami men with tears he ml. I I......
Ih.s beloved child was in ihe peril of
death, and hw, fr bi,4 5;,,., ,... W)iriJ
'Is 10 gin- up, the lniiti.i when, they
. . . V '" !"
..i-pmesi. I no o. inker who, thouiih .1
bule pompous nnd s..f.ir,ci,.i, ,v
truth, n kind hearted mm, lisle.,,.,!
h'1" '"t' lesi to her lale, and when
' ""' I"""' "'"her and llm aHiansc.l b,
"''''""' '"mselios al hi
r-'.sw "...i nun ine inmost earn
e'tness lo piiiehnsn the painting for six
thou,at,d 1 1 aiii-s ihe sum demanded for
thu joung man' inn-em ho rai-e.l
them with a smile and said :
'Vou need not waste ho many r-nlreni-;es
on the mailer, my g0()( friltlj4,
This painiing i worth eight thousand
francs, and Iconsoqn.)ntly 1 ,-mihl 1 ot
give less fur it. Y uiy tell Ilerbo
lot to come lo my house lor that sum in
soon as ho I'.ke.s.'
Thojoyoftho (wo poor women on
heating thi oiler may u.oic readily l
conceived than .lescrihed All thai noiv
fi riil i.iii.l... . .1 l.t :. 1. .1
reimuued lo hu iliitie
tin lo persumln
the smith lo part with his favoiii,, je
, Tl 1 . '
I tl I II I I1..1-.. .. I. J .. 1 1 . . . ....
1 " " iu sirui-t! e 11. 1 in
I'""r """" " fur a-I,., himself
was 1 oncei lied, he would idmnM mv
git en up .my il,i,r ,.,.. M1, v H.M ,,
ihoughi ot his wile and ihildr.r. uhoiit
to I.e. Il i veil from their home, and hi,
capliie sou wailing wiih an uuxioui
heart, for the sum which wa to rainoui
h.m fiom death, he hetilale.l ,m longer,
but hastened will, the painting to "ho
Chateau de V,, .
Here a new nouren of ron.,hii;n..
1 ' ' ' ", M',I.A''
' ' '","fl M
l';"""' f' "? '-, I""'
al pa 1 1 11 1? w tih thu e,..,i.
ijmg in his
or mat. s ttri. I
pa ling with ih,, eh,.,i..,t ,.,,,,,
Li dlyolb-n.-d n. copy a (itr him iluting
h..- h ,-u,e hours.
lliat teiy owning, notice was given
to the village notary In countermand tho
Mile of the forge; and . x ,outll,.
rr.ii-, duly cmhd. .1 10 t. fume,. gen
ual rl.de un then way to Algnr-,
liilil the leuui.m.i'i lui. ilinii.,i...i .......
ii.1 iiMde for the use of il.e eii.i
A few we.-k afler them; occurrences
had taken place, a jojous and light
heat ted Hiildier was K-ated u. tint old
lam.ly pailor .it ihn forge. The well
known painiing no longer adorned in
walls, but a happy gtmij., seal..d aicund
ihe w.-JI colore. I ,( ,) istei,,ng
wilh d.-ligbt i, , Mihl.V, ,ar1 (-,.),
they could have: sacrificed much mom
lhati ihii, to ree this helmed son ni.d
brother onre again among them. Lo
uise Danchi I, as you may readily r up
p'e, fmrned fine of ihe parly, nor wa
th- jt-iing soldier slow in elmming her
long ph ilge.l prom, e. to beeorii.: 01m
ilat hi biide
in the rni.M of all ihi. hapjiineni,
however, ihe thought of llnirkind Un
:f.ielor cotuin. a ly pieseiitiil llef 1.
thi ir tniiidi with an earries.t h.ngirig p.
ee thuii one.- more, and tell them how
much they owed them.
'W.dl.' exclaimed Anionic Herbelot.
a fi w .i.iys hi Tore th time appointed
for hi- union with Louim-, do not ,.
how we could heller emjiloy u purl nf
lhat two ihou.and f,ane which remain
.d aft-r my rnnion, was prmj, ihv, by
s Ming out for I'ari- to n-.j lh go.
brothels Leiiuiu, and iiititeil.ru to the
Thi- jiropo.iiion met with uniterfal
favor, and lie. whole fuiu.ly, wiihout
d.-lay, ha-li ned ,0 J'.nii, to K-art h for
then early lucd,. h Mi4 , ot ditfieii
'j diuoter them, for ihey m.re no,
w.-il knoftti iof..rrie, and Lad been madn
members Vf ihe itojal Achilemy a
Panning; but thu ehii.gti had miulr in,
lieral,on in ihi ir kii.dij .itnplieiiy (
... -in, , .11.1 ,1,,-jr e. i.a.t-ii the wortl
nii.eiimiih ,.ud hu family with
'J heir fMy.nm , iofuunrd lUf-m (
the hUtory ot ihi ir hruiening gift,i4ii
atkeij them k. ,, , roaiung ftui, to u.