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DEVOTED TO SOUTHERN RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY, N IVSs LITERATURE SCIENCE MND T
WI. J. FRANCIS, Proprietor. (901-1f OUr ItatUlin lx ."
V0L. V. SUMTERVILLE, S. 40. MAY 28, 1851.
Time, Faith, Energy.
BY T. S. ARTHUR.
"I don't see that I am so much
better off,' said Mr. Gordon, a man
\vho had recently given up drinking.
"I lost my situation on the very day
t signed the pledge, and have had no
'egular employment since.'
"But you would have lost your
situation if you had'nt signed the
l!edge, I presume,' said the in
IViual to whom he was com
-Yes. 1 lost it because I got
,1runk And epoiled my job. But to
he- ome temperance people talk, t
one who did'nt know would be led to t
believe that, the very moment the I
edge was signed, gold could be
il6ed up in the streets. I must
confes that I haven't found it so.
Money is scarcer with me than it
ever was; and tnough I don't spend
a cent for myself, my family haven't
a single comfort more than they had
"Though there's no disputing the
fuet that they would have many less
comforts if you had'nt signed the
"No, I suppose not. But I cannot t
help feeling discouraged at the way
things go. If I had tie same wages I I
received before I signed the pledge,
.il could be laying up money. 31nt,
s it is, it requires the utmost ecen
omy to keep from getting in debt.'
"Still, you do manage to keep
"On about half your former in
"A little over half. I used to get
%on dollars a week. Now I manage,
bvpicking up odd jobs here and there,
*to make abou't six.'
'"Then you are better off than you .
"I hardly see how you can make
"Your family have enough to live
'upon all they had before-and you
have a healthier body, a calmer mind,
and a clearer conscience. Is'nt here
'I rather think there is, replied i
"And I rather think you are
A good deal better off than you were
before. Isn't your wife happier?'
"O! yes, She's as cheerful as I
4a lark all the day.'
"And doesn't murmur because of t
"NP, indeed! not she. I believe
if Ididn't earn more than three t
'dollars a week, and I kept sober, she I
*ould make it do somehow or other,
and keep a good heart. It's wonder- <
ful how much she is changed!'
"And yet you are no better off?
Ain't you better off in having a happy
wife and a pleasant home, what I am
sure you hadn't before?'
"You are right in that. I cer
tainly had neither of them before.
'Oh! yes. I am much better off all
around.. I only felt a lit te desp'on
'dent, because I can't get regular
employment as I usedl to, and good 1
'wages; for now, if I had these, Icould
'do so well.'
"Be patient, friend Gordon; time
wvill make all right. There arc three
'ivoids that evecry reformed man
'should write on the walls of his I
'thamber, that he may see them every
lioing They ar TmFaith,
Energy.' Nomatter how low he<
snay have fallen; no matter howt
eliscouraging all things around him
3may appear; let him havo energy,
and faith in time, and all will come
*out well at last.'
Gordon went home, feeling in I
'botter heart than when he met the
temperance friend who had spoken to
Gim these encouraging words.
Henry Gordon, when lhe married,
bad just commenced busines~s for I
imdmself, and went on for several years<
-doing very well.~ He laid b~y enough
money to purchase himself a anug I
little house, and was in a good way
for accumulating a comfortable pro
perty, when the habit of dIraml I
drinking, which he had indulged for:
years, became an over-mastering
passion. From that period lhe
neglected his business, which
steadily deelined. In half tho time~
it took to accumulate the propc'rty lbe
possessed, all disappeared -hmis bu
siness was broJyen up, and lie comn
polled to ei-l~ his tr;ado as
F rom a third to a half' of the sum ho
carned weekly, he spent in gratifying
he debasing appetite that had almost
)ggared his family and reduced him
:o a state of degradation little above
hat of th. brute. Tic balance was
iven to his sadl-hcarted wife to get
'ood for the hungry, half-clothed
Nor was this all. Debts were
-ontracted which Gordon was unable
.o pay. One or txo of his creditors,
nore exacting than the rest, seized
ipon his furniture and sold it to
;atisfy their claims, leaving to the
listressed family only thei few articles
-xempt by law.
Things had reached this low con
lition, when Gordon came home from
he shop, one day, some hours earlier
han usual. Surprised at seeing him,
uis wife said
"What's the matter, l lenry? Are
"No!' he replied, sulleniy, '"I'm
'Discharged! For what Henry?'
"For spoiling a job.'
"'Ilow dil that happen?' Mrs.
8ordon s1oke kindly, :l though Ehe
'lt anxious and distressed.
"H11ow h:as all my trouble hap
CTed?' asked Gordon, with 1unusu:l
)itterlless of tone. "I took a glass
00 much, and-and
"It inade you spoil your jA,' said
is wife, her voice still knmi.
"Yes. Curse the day 1 ever saw
L drop of li~uor! It has beenu the
:ause of all Im misf'oLtuIes.'
"Why not abandon its use at once
m(1 forover, Heur?
'"That is not so easily done.'
luind reds have done it, and
loinlg it daily; anld so may you. '
letermiie to break these fetters.
-ou are free. Let the tim-ic
vbierein vou have wrought folly, ad
'our family suffieed more than wcr,-!
analepress, suffice. Only wJ-ill .
md there will be a bright future
Ii of us.'
Tears came into the eves of
,ordon while shu nale this al
Ltlthoughi she strove hard to appun
alm. Hier husbandi felt a bet Ir
pirit awakin witli hi em. TIer.
Vas a brief strue le between a p elite
ud the trod resolutionu that xvas
Urmniug ili lis luind, '11(d then tl.c
atter cott 1uered.
"1I will be free!' lie sail, turnuing
owards the door through which lie
1d a little w\l.ile before litered and
m1r-iedlv leaviing the luleo-.
The hou- that Ipa-sed from the
ime her liibanid went out until he
'eturned, was one of imost :nxious
ul3p'ense to Mrts. G'1ordon. Ier hI banid
reminbled so that she c old not hol
ier nWeedle, anld was oblig *.el to Iayv
Lbile tile sewing Ipom which slie mas
mgaged, and go about somiIle
101(1 ('111 t~fllaS
'"Marv. I have signed the pl de,
f that %%Ill do anly grood,' Saidl Gordonl.
>pening the! door an11d coig iiir inl upon)
iis wife with his pledge inl his h:n11d.
'Thuere,' an I lie unrlled thle 1: aci
md poinitedl to 1his iinme;1I ithr is
ny signiature, and here is thme docu
] te did not speak verv' cheerfullyv:
mt his wife's face was liiIt p with 'a
;uuden bri ghtniess, fbIdlowed byv gush
'~s Du an good:' she rel lied, leaniig
ecr head ump n his sh'oulder, andi
~raspinig one of his hu:imls tig~htly ini
th of hiers. 'It willI do :dll good!'
']Jhit I havi e noi wo'rk , i\ ary. I
vas dischuarged to day. and1 it is the
oly shop ini tu.wii. What are~ we
'Mr. Evenly will tauke 'u aci
mow thait you have signied the ipIledge.
"'Perhaps lie will!'( Gordoni slae
nore checerfullyv. '.1 will go and see
iinr to morrow.
Mrs. Gordon01 prepared her hushband
strong cupl of col~ee, and hial:edl
ome nice het cakes for his supp~er.
The combed her hair, and mauhl
erself as tidy as possible. The
:hild renm, too were muchj Unpro ved ini
heir looks by a little a ttenitiin w hich
heir mothler felt encouraged to give.
Pliere was an air of comfort in the ill.
'urnihed dlwelling of 1llenry ('aordIon
hat it had nuot kunown-i for a Iong time
un r he fe'lt it.
Ona the next mforning, after
ireak fast, Goredon went hack to the
liopI fromm wi ch lie had been dis
ha rgre only the day ptrevious.
~Venlyv, thie owner of it, was a rough,
uifoelinig nman, and had kept Gordonlo
m, month after umonth, hecause lie
onhl noet well (1e without him. Blut.
:: the very day hue d12 ieorid him,
a man from another town had applied
for work, and the spoiled job was
made an excuse for discharging a
journeyman, whose habits of intoxi
cation had always been offensive to
When Gordon entered the shop
for the purpose of asking to be taken
back, he met Evenly near the door,
who said to him, in a rough manner,
'And what do you want, pray?'
'I want you to take me back again,'
replied Gordon. "I have signed the
pledge, and intend leading a sober
'The devil you have."
'Yes sir. I signed it yesterday,
after you discharged me.'
'How long do you expect to keep
it?' asked Evenly, with a sneer.
'Longenougi to reach the next grog
'J have take pledge for life, I
trust,' returned - workman, ser
ioisly. He was huit it the con
temituous manner of his old em
ployer, but his dependent condition
made him conceal his feelings. 'You
will have no more trouble with me.'
'No, I am aware of that. I will
have no more trouble with you, for
I never intend to let yo come ten
feet iiis~de the front door of my shop.'
But I have reformed my bad habit,
Mlr. Evenly. I will give you no
more trouble with my drinking,' said
the poor nian, alarmed at this lan
It's no use for you to talk to me,
onlon,' replied Evenly, in a rough
no:iiiner. 'I've ling wanted to get
rid of you, and I have finally suc
ceeded. Your place is filled. So
0re is no mire to say on that sub
.d - . a 'Ar .1on is he l
- n . 16:i UiI half stu p.i
I i . Ii L:c 1t 4.1 Is d
manle h Ithe shop, feeling more
wretched tian lie had ever felt in
'Ad thus I am met at, my first
ell rt to reionmi 'l he nmurmiured, bit
'I hllo. Gordon! Whiere are you
ninei?' erld a voice as these words
f.: loi his lips.
lIe lnked up and found himself
ppite to the door of one of his old
L:iaiits. It was the keeper of it who
haul ecled him.
'Cm: n! Walk in and let us see
y-1ur leasant face this morning.
Where were you last Iight? My
cmn my all comlained about your
absece. We were as dull as
'urse yo aditl your company too!'
jaue Goit Urdoni between his teeth,
mal moved on, letting his eyes fiall
ainto thle paINveent.
"I hey-day! Whlat the matter?'
lInt Gidoni did inot stop) to bandy
war 1- with oane cf the mcen who had
helped to ruin him.
'lt's all over with us, Mary.
Eveny'ls gut a man ini my pilace.'
s:uiId Ordeno, as lhe enmtered his house
anmk threw himaself' despairingly into
I liut won t lhe give you work, too?'
al!e1 dMirs. G ordloni, ini a husky voice.
"*! .lie insultedl me, and said
I dhald nev er comec teni feet inside
' lid youi tell him that you had
'Yes. hlut it was no use. lie
d il nit sa im to carme for mec any more
thiani he dlid for~ a dog.'
?Ihe hoor Iflt i distress W1as so
~re:t that lie covered his Ihee with
Ihis I and' s, and sat swin gin g his~ body
to anid fro, aind uttering half sup.
'W hat aire we to do, MIary? There
is noi other shopI in towii,' lie said,
lolkinig tip after growinig a little calm.
'lliesn't it seeim hard, just as I am
tring!. to do right''
-h ou't dlesl:air, ] lenry. Let us
tmust in Provi lenice. It is only a dark
muomenit; yet dark as it is, it is
brii ghater to r.o thin iian y period has
been for yers A clear head and
ready hiands wvill not go long
unemployedC. I do not despond,
dear humsbanid, neither should you.
Keep Ifast anchored to your pledge,
and we will outride the storm.'
'lkit wc shalul starve, Mary. We
cannilot hive uiiin atir.'
'No, ' repid M\rs'. Gordon; 'but
we can live upon har what you have
been earning at your trade, and quite
as comfortably as Yo have been
living. And it will be an extreme
case, I think, if you can't get em
ployment at five ddlars a week,
doing something or other. Don't
'It appears so. Certainly I ought
to be able to earn five dollars a week,
if it is at sawing wood. I'll do that
-I'll do any thing.'
'Then we needn't be alarmed. I'll
try and get some sewing at any rate,
to help out. So brighten up, Henry.
All will be well. It will take a little
time to get things going right again;
but time and industly will do all for
us that we could ask.'
Thus encouraged, Gordon started
out to see if he could find something
to do. It was a new thing for him
to go in search of work; and rather
hard, he felt to be obliged almost to
beg for it. Where to go, or to whom
to apply, he did not know. After
wandering about for several hours,
and making several applications at
out of the way places with no success,
he turned his steps borneward, feel.
ing utterly cast down.. In this state,
lie was assailed by the temptation to
drown all his trouble in the cup of
confusion, and nearly drawn aside;
but a thought of his wife, nid the
bright hope that had sprung up in
her heart in the midst of darlness,
held him back.
'It's no use to try, Maiy,'ie said,
der:pondingly, as he entend his poor
ly-furnished abode and feund his wife
busy with her needle 'I can't get
"I have been more-iiucessful iliar
turned, spki, the Wy. 'v . mnt
see if Mi. ewi hadn't some
i to give out, and she gave me
1 d1;n shirta Se ". so don'
be dise'aged. Ybu can afford to
weeks, if it do3esn't comC Unt r. Lrf
nmorr'ow. bjeptud up]oni a 0 e e.i
not want. Providewe never for
sakces the man who is tryiig to do
Thus Mrs. Gordon strove to kcep
up the spirits of her husband. A fter
dinner, he went out ngain and called
to see a well known tcmcerance man.
After relating to him wlat he had
done, and how unhappilY lie as sit
unted in regard to work, the man
'It won't do to be idl, Gurdonl;
that's clear, An idle man is tempted
ten times to another's once. nu will
never be able to keep the pledg1:e Un.
less you get someothiig to do. We
must assist Von inl this matter. What
can you do besides yAu trade?'
'I have little skill b votl Imv reg
ular ca' inp; but thei, 7 have ficaitE,
strength, aid illingiuss; an d I
think these might be Iade useful in
'So do I. Now to start with, I']!
tell you w'hat 1'll do. If' you u ill
comne and open my store for~ me eve
ry morning, make the lire and Sweep.
out, and comec anid stay an hour for
me every day) while I go' to diinnerC,
I will give you three della' s a week.
Two hours a day is all your time .1
'Thank you from my heart'( Of
course 1 acce pt your .tkfe. 60o far
so good,' said (Gord~n , bigh:ltening
''Very wedll. Y\ou may euin wi ih
to-miorrow nmornin g. *No do.ubt youi
can make an equital sum byv actinig as
a light poriter for tl~ he vaious et.re's
about. I enn throw a litle: in vour
way; and 1 will speak to my, i'eigh
bors to do the same.'
Thiere was not a h~app ier home ini
the whole town than was the hioime of
I lenry Gordoun tht~t ight, poor' as it
'I knewv it would a.ll com out
right,' said 31rs. (ori . ' I knew~
a better day was eCing.l WI\e cani
live quite comforbt ably uj *n hive or
si:< dollars a week, and be happlii
than we have beca fot ye.'
When Gordon though1t of the past
he did not wonuder that ter 1.1 Il ver
the face of' his wife, (even while her
lips andi eyes were bright w ith smtiles.
As the friend h ad supposed Gi ;or
dlon was empldoye'd to do. many~i erI
rands by the stoiekeepers iii the
neighborhood. NS~ome weeks he
made live dollars mid somjetimres six
or seven. 'This went on Ihir a fe w
months, when he began to fee dis
enurne. JlTe m e-vnlectan 'IJam,
and brighter days returned frequent
ly to his mind, and he began ardent.
ly to desire an improved external
condition, as well for his wife and
children as for himself. He wished
to restore what had been lost! but
saw no immediate prospect of being
able to do so. Six dollars a week
was the average of his earnings, and
it took all this, besides what little his
wife earned, to make things tolerably
comfortable at home.
Gordon was in a more desponding
mood than usual when he indulged
in the complaint with which our story
opens. What was said to him
changed the tone of his feelings, and
inspired him with a spirit of cheerful.
ness and hope.
'Time, Faith, Energy!' lie said to
himself, as he walked with a more
elastic step. 'Yes, these must bring
out all right in the end. I ivill not
bo so weak as to despond. All is
nuch improved as it is. We are
happier and better. Time, Faith,
Energy! I will trust in these.'
When Gordon opened the door of
his humble abode, he found a lad
waiting to see him, who arose, and
presenting a small piece of paper,
'Mr. Blake wishes to know when
you can settle this?'
Mr. Blake was a grocer, to whom
ten dollars had been owing for a year.
Ile had dunned the poor drunkard
for the money until he got tired of
so profitless a business, and gave up
the account for lost. By some
means it had recently come to his
ears that Gordon had signed the
'Some chance for me yet,' e said,
C.a.ne' and -en- h.; i
or caring whether it migit nt be Loi
premature for him to do so, and have
the effect to dienllrage the poor 1m
and drive him kaok telda okt4 h-bits,
it is out of my power,' said Gordon,
in answer to the demand.
The ld; in tile spirit of his master,
turned away with a sulky air, and
left the house.
P'oor Gordon's feelings went down
to Zoro iln a moment.
'It's hol.eless, Mary! I see it all
a tlin s lay,' he said. 'The mo
imient I et upon my feet, there will
Ie a1 d zenm to knock me down.
While I was a drunkard, no one
tho tA of dunning me for money
but now that .1 mb trying to do right,
every one to whioum I aim indebted a
d1llar ill come pouncing down upon
'It's a just debt, I enry, you know,
and we ought to pay it.'
'I dont dispute that. But we
canII't I y it no W.'
'henu lake caI't get it now; so
there the inatter~ will have to rest.
A itl u ning wnt kill us. We
hve had harder trials thlan that to
l ear. So dor.'t get discouraged so
came into the minud of G ordon and
'There ..ase in what you say,
Mar,' he e plied. 'I know 1 am11
tooi easily discouraged. We owe
Iake, that is c'ear; andt .1 suppose
he is righut in trying" to gthsmny
Wecan'it l'ay hinm niow; and there
fore lie canl't get it no0w, (10 wha.t lie
v ill. S-o we will be no worse for his
uniniug, if lie duns evr (day. lBut
I hate so to be asked for money.'
'I'll tell y'.u what mnight be done1,'
'Well'.' inqjuired the husband.
'Mir. Blake hais a large family,
and no do~ubt that his wife gives out
a good deal of sew ing.~ I could work
Gorldon thugh1t a few muonients,
andI thein sail
'ir. h et ter than that; lerhaps'
l ible wouuld let mle work it out in
his store. .1 have a good dead of
time oin iiy haniuds ui I nmployed.'
' s, t hat would be be tter,' re plied
Mr I u. Gordonui; ' for I hav a~ (fs muchl
sew inmg as I can do, aud get paid for~
TFhis thoiiut brightened the spirits
of Gvi dun. As soon as lie had eat
Cin his dinner lie started for the store
'I've comeC to talk to you about
tha:lt bill of nine,' said Mr. G ordon.
'Well, what of it?' returned the
'I wish to pay it, but lIve not
rho present ability. I lost my situa
tion on the very day I signed the
pledge, and have had no regular em.
ployment since. So far, I have on
ly been able to pick up five or six
dollars a week, and it takes all that
to live upon. tut I have time to
spare, Mr. Blake, if I have no me.
ney; and if I can pay you in labor,
I will be glad to do so.'
I don't know that I could ask
more than that,' replied the grocer.
'If I did, I would be unreasonable.
Let me see: I reckon I could find a
day's work for you about the store at
least once a week, for which 1 would
allow you a credit of one dollar and
a quarter. How would that do?'
'It would be exactly what I would
like. I can spare you a day easily.
And it is much better to work out
an old debt than to be able.'
'Very well, Gordon. Coma to
morrow and work for me, and I vill
pass a dollar and a quarter to your
account. 1 like this. lt shows you
are an honest man. Never fear but
what you'll get along.'
The approving words of the grocer
encouraged Gordon very much. On
the next day he went as he had
agreed and worked for Mr. Blake.
When ie was about leaving the store
at night, Mr. Blake called to him
'Here, Gordon, stop a moment.
I want you to put up a pound of this
white crushed sugar, and a quarter
of young hyson tea.'
Gordon did as lie was directed.
Blake took the two packages from
the counter, and handing them to
'Tall.': Lilem tu ie ih m
coI mplinents, and' be44 thlz I mib
her joy of anl hones: husband.' .
d.!ordon took the uiexp.ected favor,
and without speakingi iurned haatily
from the gf'o~r ,nd waiked ,;way.
1BOlIind. Mal% ProVid ene1011
san;d1. M erdai with 'teafl er'-s
JIeIi )-r 'nd prei nimed her thO
sugar ;ud Iea, and repeated what
the grocer had said.
'Yes. It was a blessing sent to
us in disguise,' returned Gordon.
'How little do we know of the good
or ill that lies in our immediate fu.
'Do not say ill, dear husband
only seeming ill; if we think right
and do right. When God makes
our future, all is good; the ill is of our
'Right. Mary. Isee that truth
as clear as if a sunbeam shone upon
'Time, Faith, Energy!' murmered
Gordon to himself, as he lay a wake
that n1ight, thinking of the future.
Before losing himself ir. sleep, lie had
made tip his mind to go to another
creditor for a small amount, and see
if lie could not make a similar ar
rangement with him to the one enter
ed into with the grocer. The man
d:nutrred a little, and then said lie
wouldl take time to think about it.
When Gordon coned again, ho de
elinecd the p~ropo'stion, and said lie
had sold his goods fcr money, not for
'But I have no n.oney,' replied
'I'll wait awhile and see,' return
ed thec man, in a way and with a sig
nificance that fietted the mind of
'He'ull wait until Ito secs me get
ting a li ttle ahead; and then pounce
down upon me like a hawk upon his
Orer this idea the reformed man
worried htimrself, and went home to
his wifeu uniha ppy and disspirited.
'I owe at least a htundred and fifty
or t wo hund red dollars,' Ihe said; 'an~d
there is no hope of inducing all those
to whtom thte money is due to wait un
til we can pay~ them with comfort to
ourtsclves. Ishtall be tormented to
dheath I see that plain entough.'
'Don't you look at the dark side,
I Icnry ?' relied his wife to this.
'I think you do. You owe some
eight or ten persons, and one of
them has asked you for what was
due. You offered to work out the
debt, rand lie aecepted your offer.
To aniothier who has not asked you,
youn gor andl make thme samo offer,
which lhe declinecs, preferring to wait
for tho~ money. There is inothing so
really discouraging in all this, I am
sur~e. If ho prefers waiting, let himn
wait. No dloubt it will be the sque~
to us in the end. As to our getting
much ahead or mranyv eonmrna nrmt
is until our debts se
nigbt as well o thii
We will felbetterets 6TfO
We as fast as welea ,t,
tha~n thait,a it wiIpati
to distress u iian d'a
me man won't let y W o
Jebt- why another .
1oubt that two tbirds
tors will be glad toavWi
)f the offer.'
Thus re-assnred, Oordoi ,
ter. Ontho next day he P
Lhird party to whoin le. owd *
lollars. This mran hat UeOA A
i retail grocery and b quors
That is, h hada bar a on
atnd sold groceries at th
Two-thirds of the d!ehi b - 4
'1 want so wipe off that
of mine, if .1 can Mr.
Gordon, as he met . the. atoP-Q.
at his own door.
'That's clever,' replied M
'Walk in. What will you.,.'
A Mr. King stepped
counter and laid his hand upo .
canter. 'W! .
'Nothing at all, I thank. o
plied Gordon quickly
'Why how's that? Have
sworn off ?'
'Yes. I've joined the tp
The storekeeper shrugge
'I didn't expect that of $oi
don. .I thought you 'vr7
of a little creature comfort,'
'I ruined.m.e .ai.
family by drink0 ' ta
comfort it 'a i nr !.Av
0 rern, tc .nsiy nothingV of my
enough. I have come to taflX
about -paying off ethat 'Old'
Now that I've given 'np'.
*in fluic hae )u.g
"No I wish I had.' i
money and not half work;
have time on my hands, 0-.'
'Time?' That is what do
ple. call money. You. wa nt
me in time, instcad of money .
suino Rather rich, that Gord
But time dont pass current.'
money in these diggings, my
There are a plenty who com
and throw it away for nothing 1
get more than I want.'
'I have no wish to throw mn timi
away. nor to pasi it away tipon y
for money, Mr. King. What i t
is, to render you some soriee n
other words, to work for you ifqyo
can give me something to do.l hare
time on my hands unemployd, a,
I wish to turn it to some good a
'0 yes. I understand: now MR *
ry well, Gordon; I rather thikt
can meet your veiws. Ycgte
my bar keeper was sent toalR
for getting into a scrape 4
drunk, and I want Lis place
plied until he gets oute.Co n4
tend bar, for me a couple ofe4
and I will give you a rbceipt m
full of' all demands.' '
Gordon shook his hiead .u4jlo06.
'What's the matter W?~ t
do it ?''
'No, sir. I can't a1 thdt~ ~
'Because I lhaveo sworn e ob~~
tnste, tonch, tior handle thfi r~
thing. Neither to drink it mp'
nor put it to theo lipsu of' anotikt e:
no, Mrs King, I can't do bt t
I will sell your agacr
three days i thoe Wekc f
weeks . Prtof' h if'~M~~
'Go off about your b
the0 storekeeper, his fa
ger at the lapguage of;th f
man, which ho was apkasqd~~
sider highly insulting. ~~
collecting that bill in (diter t~
Bly this time Gordon-wag eaa
not to be frighteted natdmo
at evrery things ils i iei~
ten showed him its foilltb
ashamed to '0 to her
pondingnmoo a'nd t
himself upg "f'
In otherg9pa? rg I
better succeswM -$~
ho owed weie of
less thad wne b