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INVAEIABIY IN lEVANCE,''
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In;! fis i
,The .Sbarof ''loxington. ' ; J
'f Willi cherub smile the prattliug boy, !l
Who on the veteran's breast reclines.1
j Bm i thrown' aside his favorite lof, v
.v And roond his tender finger twines ; ' ,
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; 'Tlvese sdattcrdlpcXa, that with the flight
Of four-score years are snowy white ; '
And as a scar arrests his vi tut. Y ' ".'
. B fries 'Grandpa, whnt wounded you T'
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' ''-My child,' 'tis five-and-fifty years 1,1
ir This very day, this very hour, .,
Since, from a scene of blood and tears,
k Where valor fell by hostile power. : ,
, ' y:x ,:,
!"rsaW retirethe setting'sun, '
Behind the walls of JLexingtod i : . (i .
'While pale and lifeless on the plain -, t
My brothers lay for freedom slain I,
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f.t f'And ere that fight, the first that spoke 0
1 ,.IiJ thunder, to our land, was o'en -'Amid
the clouds of fire and smoke,
I felt my garments wet with gore.
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-i' f!Tis sin ce that dread and wild affray, -Vjj
, That frying, dark, eventful day, .. . , v
From this calir April eye so far , ;
I wear upon my cheek the scar. .,
f. ,. V When you la manhood shall bo grown,
, JAod-1 am gone in dust to Bleep, Vl;
'May. freedqin'8,rights be still thine own, ,
" ' And thou and thine in quiet' reap '
j'ii.th m': .').- to .-i -; s i.ri" i -.i-viV.-v.r
"The unblighted product of tho toil, .
v, ,In which iny blood bedewed the soil 1
And while those fruits thou shall enjoy, ,
Bethink thee of this scar, my boy. , ,
"But should thy country's voice bo heard;
.7,Tobidher.children fly to arms, ,
1 dircl on thy grandsire's trusty sword ; . .
,M,'Ah'i', undismayed by war's alarms, ;
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.rnVRemember, on the.hattle field,' -. 0
j J made the hand of God my shield, , f
And bo tiibu spared like me to tell :. .. .
' What bore thee up while others fell."
;,(From.Godey'8 Lady's Book.) ;
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CHAPTER I. ' '
'A serpent coiled around a heart. On
thai heart the initials deep and. bold, "A
W." What a grim seat it 'was V so black,
80 heaTv; the serpent's tiny folds and
forked tongue so clearly" defined. ' '
Hannah wiped hor spectacles . upou hor
hook apron, and looked keenly over my
" "A'vcr ugly, untiatural kind of a seal
it ib). don't Miss Fanny, sit there, any
longer and look at it." ; " ' r ' ; '
'' But I kept my seat, f To be sure., it was
a ier' siriall niattor,' thiit bit of "black wax
. cariilcssly torn from a . letter. I hardly
ktiew . wby'i; had 'picked it up ; yet, as it
lay before' rao on the cherry-wood table," I
gased upon it fffth a strange, vague terror
v; Aunt.Esther came into the room a little
wliile ?fter. .: , Shd bad , an, bpen Motter in
hor hand, and, as she sat down beside me,
she bade nio listen whilo she reader- ,
.; VYour, school-committee have engaged
my services for the year, i I shall be hap
py during that time to board with you.
Yomr terms, tuit me, dear madam, and as
you1 promised me a quiet home, I hope to
remain 1 with you all the while I am in
Chipdale.. Ami WakREN." ,'v
Wby don'tyou spoak, Fanny ?." asked
my nuntas she foldod the letter; and put
it into her pocket. ' 'I thought you were
anxious Miss. Warren should board with
us ; but now you 3o noil seem satisfied.' ,"'
"I don't think I will like her,1 Aunt
Esther,!'. I muttcrodpushing, ki the same
timo, the bit of wax' towards .her. . t 'See
there,' what a strange Beal sbe hoi piit up
: . on her fetter a ere-fical 1" ''"'
v "You are a silly child, ' returned my
nunt j ana as she looked upon the dovice,
(The smited, and saicl, as tho bid je'rv,ni
hal'donejVHfiai'it.' was -certainly V Wry
tiirjy'unnaturiii "seal jf then . she jrushed
ft from 'tlio window,' and fulling aniong the
loue; trass, I saw it uq hiore, . ' . '
iyt 1 was a arcamy, liuugiuauvu uunu,
and tho strange seal, whioh Alice barren
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una pernnps unwiiumciy uavu, wuuw uwv
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Its own m asion with mo. ; . , . ';,.
",' "A splendid womon, that Miss Warren.
May be a littlo cold and proud , but, I
. 1,' '; ,'!
take it, Mrs. Raynor, she has had her
Bhare of trouble," , , ,. " , .
'"'"If she pretty, Mr.' Whyte?' I asked,
timidly peeping'up iu the school-committee
man's face, i
"Well, rather so, Mis3 Fanny ; but she
knows a good deal, anyhow; and if she
manages to keep you young ones to your
booksj that is all that is necessary.. She
stands very high in . the city where she
taught, and her testimonials are . very
good j' and Mr. . Why te walked away no
little elated with his 1 success. '.
The crimson days' of October . woro fast
fading away, and very soon nowj in the
early part of November," was Miss Warren
to be with us. In tho meanwhile, Chip
dale was in a stir.' 'The old school-house,
under the superintendence of the commit
tee-men, was repaired arid neatly fitted up.:
The village children, who had . been run
ning wild, or, at tho best,' only occasion
ally going to the district school, were gath
orim; up , their books and well-thumbed
primers, and waiting, with much anxiety
the, arrival of . the new. teacher. Aud wo
were busy at home. .Aunt Esther, it was
true, had long been settled from her fall
cleaning; but thou sho had many prepar
ations to make, and tho brightest and best
room in tho house must be put in com
plcte readiness for Miss Warren. ' .,
In the mean while, I awaited the com-
ing of my new teacher with a strange sort
of dread. - I could not forget the skrpent-
skal. Such a chill gray afternoon it was
when Mr, Whyte set off in his carriage
to meet her at the neighboring railway sta-
tiori. : The evening closed in yet moro
chilly and gloomy1; and I sat by tho win
dow, . harkening to the . winds moaning
amongst the tall, pines, and looking out
upon the dark and . starless sky until
heard Mr. Whyte- speaking, to his horse
close by our gate. Then I let tho long
crimson curtain fall slowly back over the
window, and going to a dark corner of the
room, at down there quietly. ' My aunt
snatched tip a light, arid hurried into the
hall; but I did not follow her.- And at
last the packages were taken from the car
riage. Mr. Whyte rapidly drove off, and
then I heard the front door close, and foot
stepB crossing the hall. , ' ' :
"Come from your corner, Fancy. Here,
Miss Warren, is one of your pupils ;; my
niece, Fanny Raynor." '.':.''r,vS,;
A faint, though very 'sweet smile was
Miss Warren's only acknowledgement of
my, courtosy and then, complaining of
weariness, she threw hersolf back in my
aunt's great cushioned chair. :' As she sat
there" with her large black eyes languidly
closed, the red fire-light shone full in her
face. Surely, Mr.' Whyte had spoken
without knowledge. ' Miss Warren WAS
beautiful, yet hers was a mournful beauty,
Perhaps it was the rich folds of raven hair
which shaded her high forehead,- and the
deep black dress she .wore, which gave to
her face its ghastly whiteness ; but around
the exquisitely carved mouth hung an ex
presBion of great Buffering, almost agony
,(Aro you siok , Miss Warren ?'' , I ask
ed, noticing that, through the thin white
lingers pressod , over her ' eyes, the tears
were fast falling. . ' ' .
'Not any worse than usual, for, indeed.
Bho added, with a slight smile, 'I never
am vkby well ; but to-night I am so tired
." The supper-table, Witn its snowy cloth
and tempting array, 01 good things, looked
very pleasant ; but Miss Warren took her
scat: at it, half mechanically; she sipped
her ' coffoo . listlessly, " and ' scarcely ate
morsel.v Aunt Esther 'was disappointed
she always was when any one failed to eat
with zest at her table... ' ' " ' '
... "But poor Miss. Warren,' she afterwards
said, ''looked more that night like dyin
thau eating."," , I i, -. ;'
Miss Warren Went back to her. seat by
tho fire; and as she sat there, I could do
nothing but look' at h6r, and always With
tearful eyes.' That black figure , in the
great chairy with its snowy faoe and mourn
fully gleaming eyos, sbomod to my young
heart the very emblem W woe despair,
Aunt -Esther went' up with her ,, to her
to her ohamber, and when she came down
Bhc looked perplexed. :,'"
' 1'ObIt think- Fanny,'' she Baidl 't bould
not got MisS Warren past the 'dark room
as you oal it. Sho insistod upon1, taking
it for her room, altKouch I fllrowed her
the pleasant bright one over the parlor I
had fixed just for her. '' She gave me one
of hor snowy-like smiles, and said, 'if it
niado iio difference to me, she would pre-
iur una one, u uccoraeu newer wuu ncr
feelings ' So, there sho is now.' ';''''',
I kucw the dark roqm well : , it was wide
and long, with but one window ; and tho'
tnat was oroaa, yet us panes were heavily
draped with the 'drooping, honeysuckle,
aim mo Hiu pines wiin ouu mrcw m men'
great black shadows, go the room in win
tor or summer was ' gloomy. '" Tho furni
ture, too, was grim and old. And I shud
dered to think of Miss Warren's feelings
being in accord with the dark room, That
night the old pines creaked and moaned,
for tile wind swept wildly through them','
arid the rain foil with a mournful, sobbing
sound. ' " ' '' ' ' ' V :
And sometimes, when there camo a' lit
tle calmj I hoard for I could riot slcop-i-faint
murmuring?, and a half hushed Voice
of weeping ; ' and I knew that these sounds
came from the ,'dark rooin.' Miss War
ren had said that she was weary; but she
kept sad vigils that "night ; 'and thus,
amidst tears and glooinj , commenced her
ife in our. village. ' t ; . ' '
? CHAPTER II.'V ' '
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Miss Warren turned to her1 new duties
with carnestubss. She labored faithfully;
and it seemed, to nic, that her toil became
a sort, of shield betwixt herself and the
bitter . mbniory of a great woe.' Ere the
snow fell, every 0110 in Chipdale, from the
lYli -"...l. r.T-i:i1 . .- -1.1 .;.rr..::. :.. tT.,L
uuv ISU11001 gui w inu U1U WOUlilU 111 utu
cushioned' chair, had lcaruod to regard
Miss Warren with a loving pity. ' That
the now teacher' had some blighting sor
row upon her young heart all knew; what
that sorrow was, none might judge.
"Now, Fanny, knock very softly at Miss
Warren's door; and when you give her
this tea, tell her I sent it to her, and that
it will do her good;' and Aunt Esther
placed in my hands tho little tray, and sat
down to hcr'sowing. "
"Stay with me awhile, Fanny. I am
so lonely." " ' ' ' '
1 was turniug to go down stairs again,
but when Miss Warren spoke, I shut tho
door.' ;. ,; '; ; " ; " ' ' '"
"Oh, Miss Alice, you have been crying!
Are you very sick? Can I do anything
for you ? anything to make you happy T
and I knelt down besido her.
"Can you do anything for me ? Poor
child, you make mo smile. Why, Fanny,
can you lift a mountain from its place
You' cannot. Well, ' then, just as soon
can you or any other being take this sor
row from my heart."
"God can, Miss Alice,'.' I whispered,
half frightened by the wildncss , of her
manner. , . .." 1
"I know it,", she replied ; and it is this.
this alone" touching her littlo Bible
'which can ever give me the least ray of
comfort.' '., ' '. . ' .. '
- Then my young teacher leaned her head
upon ny shouldor and cried ; and when at
last her sobs were stilled, sho raised her
eyes to mine.. '-'.-' .-W;v
i ','Do you think : you will ever love mo;
Fanny?" she asked.' t.:.: -,( ?. i' :'.
Oh, if yqu will only let me : v
I was going to tell her how much my
heart was yearnins over hor : but I tho'
of the strange misty coldness which a
ways hung round her.; Something seem'
ed to chill me, and stopping short; I hid
my" faco upon tho thin: whito band I held
i , "If I will lot you, did you say ? : Fan-
ny IlaynorJ I am liko yourself, an orphan:
but, unlike you, I have no dear homo, rio
kind hearts to love, me. !-My spirit is; so
lonely; ctUd.k'JWiU you come close, to me.
and let mo love you?" . -.j ;
i I answered , Miss. Warren with loving;
earnest words ; an4, she was. .satisfied., for
she. listened, with a ' mournful smile, and
said, grayoly :; 'Be if . so ';' pahoW; ' Fan
py,r love nio always j love mo tor torevet
I was very young, 'yet I was thoughtfu
for my years, and though: Alice Warren
was much, oiaor tnan myseir, incre spran
up betweoq jis a quickj tonde? friendsbipj
full of love and sympathy.- ;
! 'Thcy were al( wild, sad pioturosi each
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one toning us own iaio ,j out, one iruur a
the others I gaaed at with painful intensi
ty.1 ' I laid it bofcTe mo in the yellow suri
ght. I could riot lift my cj'as from it.'
seemed to be charmed. And this was
lie picture ; a slight youthful figure; in
llgniu dress hurrying along a'rugged path
strewn with sharp 'flinty stones; the ten-
'e.. -.t -i " .' i , .'
aer oi uie pugnm were cui ana piecu
ing ; het hands were pressed over her ejes,
as though in sad despuir. Before her the
way seemed even more drear and rugged, 1
whilst behind her stretched ' a fair aud
ovcly land, 'goodly" 'to:'tho eye. In this
figuro, there was much' expressive of deop
and bitter, suffering, mingled with a stern
determination to jprcss onward.' I looked
at this picture in amazement. Alice War
ren bent over me.' ' ' ' ' ' '
VYou seem to ike it; Fanny. .' I paint
ed that not long before' I came to you. " I
have named all my 'pictures. I call that
Duty's Pilgrim." ' ' ?' "
Then 'Miss 'Warrea crossed the Tobm;
and wheri sho returned, ' she held in' her
hand a" roll of paper. This, lifter a' mo-
mcrit'fa' hetitutioiV, she spread oh tho table
before nie, and stepped back a few paces.
What made mo gaze for a few moments
so stonily, and then spring suddenly from
my chair ?' What made me ' shrink' from
Alice Warren, and hido my eyes in the
ong folds of tho whito' counterpane? ' It
was oiily.a little crayoii. sketch which lay
there in the evening sunlight ; but to mo
it was terrible'.' ' "' '' "' '" "' " '
A yoiing fair girl struggling in thb coils
of a great serpent. ' ' Tho countenanbe Wore
the impress of agony,' and yet it seemed
to nie that the full dark cyos rested upon
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nio mucous repine wuu an expression oi
strange,' reproachful tenderness. Alich
Warren was writtoii upon the edge of
sketch in clear, bold characters'. "' ' ; "
"Get up, Fanny," said Miss Warren,
calmly. 'JJou t Kneel tnerc any longer hy
tho bed. Get up, and tell mo how you
like my picture!' Nay, child, won't you
admire my handiwork ?" " '
"I am afraid of you, Miss Alice," I
cried out ; 'you are strange; you arc ter
rible What does that horrible picture
mean ? Why did you put the seal of a
serpent even upon a letter?"
"An emblem, a mere type," returned
"Of Tjhat," Miss Alice ?" I asked. '
"Of myself, of my own condition; for
oh, Fanny!'1 she exclaimed, falling on
her knees beside me on the floor," 'terrible
coils aro around me, around my heart even
at this -'moment, fearful, yet beloved' in
their fcarfulness! ' I am striving to break
them. I am utterly wretched. Child,
pity me." ;' .''' ' !
"I do, dear :'Alice. ' Can I help yott ?"
"No, rio. " God only can do that, Fan
ny Raynor." Tho pilgrim in the rugged
way is mtself ; the heart, the figure with
in the serpent folds aro mine, hideous em
blemswofully true." , : ' ''.
I kissed Alice's ''pale white brow, and
then I got up gently from her sido, and
went to the table.- The grim picture lay
there. - I snatched it up hastily, and with
trembling finders flung it upon the little
firb which blazed' upon the hearth.- '"
v " Yoil are ' dreaming, child. Did I riot
tell you that it was only a type, a shadow?
What'usein burning it?" ' '' i '
Arid 'this was all' Alice said; for she
laid her head down upon my shoulder, arid
cried again. ' ,' -'"1 .' , : ,
" "It makes you moro wretched, dear Miss
Alice; to have 'such strange;: ugly things
about you'.'" ' ! ' 'J"' :--v:
(- "But the reality is here," bhe replied,
striking 'hor hand upon her' breast; 'the
burning reality is here, nioro fearful than
the1 'type. - 0K Fanny Raynor,; if you
knew all 1 ' If you knew; the blackness of
my woe, you would wcop for me." '
, No revelations did Alice Wavren make
that evening, nothing further than 'dim,
strange hints. Ilcr words were wild, oft
en broken with sobs ; arid I "soothed her
tenderly, whilst tny own hoart was" moro
painfully perplexed than'ever.j' Tho au
tuma moon shone in ,t(lmly through the
shaded window, and the' firelight threw a
faint red blare upon us, s we crouched
on the floor together. . . , ',. , v',, ,
'Thb sound of aunt Esther's cheerful
voice, 'as she stood at the gate talking to a
neighbor, aud the jmerry jshoutp of thoyil
lago children at play, camo up jarringly to
my ears. ;t I do not know .what.Alice tho't,
bnt I jnarvollcd. - Joy -and sorrow . were
walking sido by side,' but thoyeaw not I
each other." . ToJ nio, it scomeda mourn-
a' i ' r' l 'i ,l ' ' V. ' i i t . i . ' . I'
iui puzzio now any ono couia do nappy
a stricucii-licarted .weeper. JJut then I 1
knew nothing of life.' I did , not dream
that 'this was' but a'liY-WAT grief. I bad
yet to luarri that many'childi'cn of sorrow
i .' ii ' '1 '. ' '. ' - ? .' ..1 i . I ?
sic ever Dy cne way-side weeping, wnnsi
own tho broad ' dusty road unhoedingly
hurry the sons and daughters of pleasure;
CHAPTER III. : ' ; " '
At last, tho long winter with us snow-
clouds' and biting winds, passed away, and
on the little' village foil once "more the
. . . , , .
"You see, Miss Warren, 1 took your ad-
vice, and put the cntnson stars upon white
ground; aud very pretty it looks, too, I
think ;' aud aiint Esther held up her new
quilt with a pleased air. . ' ',. '
Miss Wuvrcn languidly pushed aside her
book, and looked at the quilt. '. I
'I am glad my suggestion pleased you,
for it was done merely at random.: I know
scarcely anything about such matters'
But auut Esther would not believe this,
'I must call your taste into 'requisition
again, Miss Warren.' ; Now. what kind of
a border would 'you advise, leaves' or dia-1
monds?'' ".'not stay. I want to bo alone;'., and the
I was sitting upon the broad old stair-
case, peeping through the balustrades into
tho hall ; and just ,as Alice and my aunt
were talking I saw Hannah, coming up
. ,'No letters for Fanny,' she said, as I
flew to meet her ; but hero is one for the
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But few letters overcame for Alice ur-1
reu, and those few she always tore open
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eaircrlv treiublinclv. even as ono in dread
nf Sl,d ti,lin:' Ynt, this oiwah'a took a.W
ly, and, breaking the "seal, began to read
iiu sho st.nrirl tlmrn.1 with nnn ha'ml"flrc
lesslv irrasnincr the ant But while Alice
read, an exnrossion of the most bitter mef
stole over her face, and, with a faint cry,
she crumbled the letto in her hand, and
rushed wildly from the hall. Aunt Esther
nicked un her ouilt. and laid it on the set-
tee ; she looked puzzled. .
'Really, Fanny, Miss Warron is a strange
sort of a creature. Toor thing; she has a
preat deal of sorrow. I think : and. it mav
bo. some new troublo has"' come "upon her.
I will sea what is tho matter. ' .
. But my aunt came back more perplexed
'Nothing ails Miss Warren ; no friends
sick or dead : no bad news of anv kind.
only she was a litUe nervous.' . -' ; '
..Aunt Esther wondered a littlo while
over this matter, and then it dropped.:" I
knocked at Alice's room an hour or so la-
ter, to call her, to tea. She opened the
door slowly. Her eyes were swelled with
weeping, and in her hand sho yet held the
letter. . : . ' , ,. , ' ' '
; No, dear Fanny no. I aur sick td-night.
I could not cat a mouthful ; tell yorir aunt
this;', and sho turned away from me, and
shut the door., So,.. I weut down. stairs
with,, toarful .oycs, and a heart full of pity
for my young teacher. . Some great grief
huus over. Alice Warron: What was it?
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lTica A linn liiil 111st . n.nllod nn f.lin List
.polliii, . class j, the, littla ones had' k,iUi"e.-Kmg's Narrative, !..-. j
como down , from the primer bench, . and
wero tying on their suribonnets. My books
wore, gathered, bofore . jmo.'upon. ttio desl
aud I sat by , the, window, idty looking at t;mo pausnnias, thb commander of the con
the, long ; evening ,: shadows, which Wore federate fleet', was engaged in an. intrigue
stretching upon tho grass. Jbut 1 heard
a. step upon tho path, and a tall, graceful
man passed the window. ;. I sawhis face
b. ut for .a.iu'omcutt' yet -I-was struck with
its marvellous beauty, , ,1 looked after the
elegant stranger until I sawjhim cross tho.
lord, ana. jnon tne largo trees uia mm iroin
my eye?. ,v,..i'. .y 4 -
'Oh. Fannv. come to Miss Warren 1'
And, I sprang, from W seat in. terror.'; jn
the centre;of the.: Miss; Alieb; stiii
stood; but the. spelling-book had fallen.
from her hand- her faco was-deadly pale ;
her; eyes widely opened Wt Dho seemed
nt fyi ionA witli tlinm.: '.X arMm inhpr :
she gaveme no answer, Sho gasped for
breath, and we school childron thought he
was dying.:-; I held her head . upou my
shoulder, and Jawe Bitch bronohLher cool
water from the spring ; and when we had
hathed her fuce and hands, the color camo
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duck io ncr cuccks, sua sue smuea iainny
am better now . I was only a littlo bick.
You can go houicj nil of you. ! Tannyyou
uiav wait for inc.
The school-children walked away, look-
. i' : i - i ? a j i it ' l ''
ing duck upon jiiss aucc nan wouuenn
ly, aud whispering amongst' themselves.
In a few moments WO were alone ?t 1-
'Get your bonnot quickly, Fanny,' said
Miss Warren, drawing her veil down over
lier iacej 'wo win go home..-. . -'
We had a hurried walk down ' tho Bar
row stroot, and a silent one," too, for-my
j oung teacfior said not a word, and I was
too busy with my owu thoughts to speak.
Whon 1 passed Miss Warren's room ufew
minutes after, she called ino.iu.
' ! want to know, Fanny,' she said, in a
quiek; husky tone, ,'il' you saw this .evou-
iug a geut!euiau,iv stranger, pass the schoo-
room window ; you were sitting there.
. 'Yes, Miss Alice, I did.'
'Did he look in g Did he seem, to see
any one ?' she interrupted, eagerly. . ,
'I don't think ho did.: Ilia yes had a
sud, dreamy look ; he appeared to be thiuk
iug. ,' No, Miss Warron, I am sure he did
not see any one.' -. ' .. , - , " . .
.... Thauk God 1 ..Now, Fanny, you neod
strange young creature waved me from her-
; ; - 10 BE CONTINUED. v . ;
Sagacity of the Northern Bears.
0 one OCouaiion, n beiir' YrttS sooil to swku
cautiously to a rough piece of ice, on which
two foHiale,walruscs were lying asleep with
their cubs. Tho wily animal crept up
some hummocks behind the party, and with
... , . .. , '
its fore foot loosened a largo block of ice;
tins, WUU lu UUI!3 Ul uia hwso uuu
' . .. .. '
h' rolled and carried until immediately
. P of the loepers, when he let
it fall on one of the old animals, which was
instantly killed- The ottibr walrus, ; with
it3Cubs. rollcd water; but the
punSer ono. of the "stricken females 're-
n"iri.ca DJ ., " aam i",uPon. 01P1USS
creature the bear -now leaped down, and
V completed the destruction of two an-
imals which it Would not have ventured
to attack openly. . , ','
The stratagems practiced in taking large
seal are not much less to bo admired.;
These creature's are remarkably; timid, and
for that reason : always lie to bask or sleep
the C.S9 of M- pieces' of, Boating
ice, so that on the slightost alarm they can
o ro11 umbJ "'vcs'mto' their
&vonto element, Ihey , are exceedingly
rcstlcss constantlymoving he.r .heads
from side , to side? and sleeping by ycry
short naps. . ; As; with all w.ld creatures,
tu, tueir attention. to the direction of
the wind, as if expecting danger from that
Tho bear,' on seeing his inten
dt'd pt ictly into tho water, and
swims until ho is leeward f him, ' from
whence, by frequent short dives, ha silent-,
ly makes his approaches and bo arrnnges
his distance that at the last dive, he oomes
up to the spot where the seal is lying. ; If
tho poor animal attempts to esoapo by rols
ling into tho' watcr, he falls into the bear',
elutchesj' if, on the.cbntravyj:.he lies s'tillr
his dest royer makes tu powerful spring)
kills hinv; on the ice, and dovoura him at
Sub Rosa'.' Tho origin of the phrase
tfa rosa, implies s'ecresy, and had its
ori,f;n during the. vear B."C, 477, at which
with Xerxes', for tlie marriago of his daugh
tcr,'and the subjugation' of Greece to tho
Median . rule Their ; negotiations '-.were
bn in a' buildiug; attached to the
Temple sf Minerva, called tho brazon house
ti,9 XoOf of which:, Was a garden forming a
jj0wer of roses ; so that the plot, wJncU was
j conducted with the Vutmost Becrcsyf ,was
literally matured under, the rose. - U was
discovered,,, however,: by a slave ; and 'as
thdr0 they finalt walIcd him and ieft
flim to die of Starvation; Ifirially grow
to be a custom : among the Athenians ; to
wear roses in their hair whenever ;' they
' K ..wib t be W inviolatc.--
H th ' 8ub rosa amoriff ti,eini
ad tiow also among .almest.hll Christiau
I nations.. ., v... .t'.nv' t.
. ' t.
A Quaker:'! letter to"' hii Wfttflil&aker.
I herewith send thee rny-pocket - cloc k,
which greatly standeth'Jn need' bf thy
friendly correction Thg, last timo iio'was
at thy,fricndly school, hb Was iu- no wiya.
reformed nor iff the least benefited . there
by for. I perceive' by tlib ' infles'of ' his
mind that he U a liar, and, the truth is not
in him that his motions are .wavering and;
irregular ; that bis pulse is somcttmosslQW,
which bctokeneth not an even' temper ;&
at other times itvaxcth sluggish, notwith-
staiKling 1 trequontly Urge him ; when ho
should - be on his duty; as thoiiknoweth
his usual name dcuotth, I find him.sluM
benug, w, as tho vanity of human reason
phraseth, I catch hiui napping. . Examine
him, therefore, and prove him, I bea'ceh
thec, thoroughly, that thou maye'sl, beiug
well acquainted with, his inward framij and
disposition, draw him irchutbe error of hi
ways, and show him the wherein he should
go. It grieves me jto think, tut whon I
poudor thereon I amverily bf , opiniofc that
his body is foul, "aud the. whole -pass is
corrupted. Cleanse him, therefore, with
thy charming physic, 'froin all-':-pollution
. that ho may vibrate' and clrculatp , atcjir
ding to' the truth. 'I will place him a few
days under thy care; and pay for his board
as thou roquircst. I entreat thee,- friend
John, to demean thyself on this occasion
with judgment,' according to'tbpglft whicU
is m thco, and prove thyselt a workman.
And When thou iayest thy' correcting . htlud
upon him,- let it be . wiUieut passion; least
thou'shotild drive'him'to destruction; ' Do
thou rcgulato his. motion for a. time... W.
come, by the. motion 6 flight that rulctli
tho day,, and when thou findeth him core
verted from tho .'errors of, hi3 ways and
more comforfiihlo te the above mentioned
rules, then do thou send him hoiu1; with a
just bill of phargesf drawn but In 'the spirit
or moderation, and it ehall bo sent totueo,
tho root of all evil.
Just Four Hundred Years' Ago
, The 'firgt bbok'.ever printel'with' tl date'y
appeared in 1455, just four centuries aga
this very year..'.. Nino years after,' the, Ko)
an began to bo publicly read at Constanti
nople, and at the siime time' thc Bible was
sent ' forth on tho ' wings of the press,- to
the four quarters of the' worldto'countcf
dot" its baneful influence; v And from hat
day' to this the civilized ' world oC. Europe
and Ameriea; is, indebted for thai uperfc
ority which no second -night, of, igrioiauco
can darken: no new iucursloa of' Vandal
ism can overthrow to an enjightenpil, con
scieritious; indepcrident press' "Those 'four
hundred years .have , changed. th,o; iqiL- of
'thc'W6rId.tl'llil: Sun-'";. T'J-n
me with a light, sir" ''Certainly; with
the greatest pleasure,7,'. -Bays .the stranger,.
knocking off the .ashes with his little finger;
and presenting the red end with a grace
ful bow, ;' Smith comincnces furnblipg'Jn
bis coat pocket; takes.out .his :handker
chief) shakes ih ; feels in his fest' witE' a
desperato energy ;- looks blank.; Well 1
I do de'ciarc, I haven't Jgot brio) rub. ji tl
world. Have' .yotv another, .. you could
sparo ?" "Certainly, (says the ' stranger
witha gmue,) and, .,1 beg yju wdf.acwpt
itr.Thcro is a puflFypujffingV.tillo. fresh
cigar ignites, when they icparate, witb a
suave bow and wave Dt tho banq. - .bmitu
chucked his friend, who was near splitting
vyith ' leugher,,:. under.- tho ribs,,(ith
"There I didt I toll .you'I VoulIot it ?
That's the way, to; get along iu"ihe world.
Nothing :)iko cool pojite impudence,''-'
VY 6 tnOUgni 50,100. $ , ; K r f
V A Child Saved by i Cvt The ' Al
bany Argus' says that a Small'child whilo
playing near a well 'iri East Albany tn Sat-',
urday afternoon,"' slipped Hnd'Was' Jjust'on ,
the eve of being precipitated into it,' when
the uttlb otio graspcila'Catbi thb' tail 'nnd.
held on to it; urihitho ciiesi of .the ehild
brought assistance; when it ' was rcscuea.
Tho cat wiw sittirigon afcg,. andj so- .death
liko VM its' fgrasp that tlib 'pi'iut of its'
nails were easily, detected in thb ;log'- ,
c-.; -'-': " i if" i "'"' ' '
',8aMrh9 subjoined advertisemqnt is fx
tractod from an Irish '' newspaperj i "Mis'r'
sing from Killarnoy'Janb O.Fogartv,' she f
had in hor arms two babies and a Guern
sey criw; all black; with red hah", and tor-;
toise shell . combs behind 'her ears, :and :
large spote all down br,bnck, which srpiin J'
;'lWtUliy.v. .;,ri,.,; r
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