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VERMONT WATCIIMAN & STATE JOURNAI,, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1883.
T. II. IIOHKINS, Newport, Vt., Kriltor.
1 have two oicn. red anrt white,
.My ntable Rlvea them ret at nlsliti
My ciirvlng rlow of maplo wood
Anil liolly goart aro trong and good j
U i thetr (olt ttiat mnVfK tlio nelil
Tlio goMen graln of animner ylelil.
Tliey carn cach week, In hcat or froat,
More money far than all they cot.
See how tlie nplcndlil crealtirea keep
The f urrow nlralght. Tliey nlow lt decp
Dcfrlng taln, tlie torm thatlieat,
The wtnter'a cold, tho aummer'a lient.
Anil wlien 1 halt, a iltlnk to lake,
A mlgtity cloud thflr notrlla nmkej
Anil then I ee a charmlng alglit
Small blrtln on thclr ilark horu allght.
A ilrong aany oil-iireaB, tliey
Are gontle n the lambi at play.
Kach year the buyer makea hl round
To purchane oxen In our bountU;
And they wonld lead my own away
To grace the mardi grat Brray,
And then to tbamblea tliem rcsljn.
It shall not be( for tliey are mlne.
If there ahall ever lie the day
When our rlch banker' on (liall ay ;
" May your fair dangliter be my brlde?"
For her my money l'll provlde.
Bnt lf fordowry lie rliould eek
My great plcd oien, strong and lek,
Jty dangliter wlll the wreatli decttne
l'll keep myoxeni tliey aretnlne.
A Better ropulor Educatlon.
We have not of late taken much part
in the diacnaaion of thia qucation, finding
it ao ably dealt with in the general edito
rial columna of the paper. It appears
certain that there ia now a greater inter
est among onr citizena in regard to our
Bohoola than for some time past. Some
high-toned writera inaiat that no improve
ment or advance in thia direotion ever has
ita origin among the " people," that tho
initiatory movement ia always from
"above," and that nothing oan be ex
peoted from the " lower claaaea " but in
differenco or reaiatance, notwithatanding
they or their children are the benefi
oiariea in the case. It would be a difll
cultjob, at leaat here in Vermont, to
draw a line dividing the " people " from
any auppoaed " superior" olaaa of sooiety,
and we think, in moat caaea, that thoae aa
signed a place " above the line " would be
more apt to ory out agamat a division
which left them out in the cold than
would any of the comf ortable " oommon
herd." The little grain of truth con
tained in the aaaumption we have referrod
to ia just thia, that a poor, and eapeoially
an indebted, community ia apt to have
poor aohoola. But if anybody thinkB, for
instance, that farmers like poor schoola,
or are indifferent to the value of a good
eduoation for their children, we oan pro
duce any quantity of faot8 to refute
thia. We have viaited nearly every part
of the state, having the matter always in
our mind, and we beheve the scbools m
every county and town are the very olo8e,
if not tho exact, indez of the financial
ability of the inhabitanta, at leaat, ao far
aa the cost and expenae of school build-
ings and teaching are concerned. Aa to
the ability of the general direction and
snDerintendence of the schoola, and the
conaequent quality of the inatruotion im
parted, theae may not be so closery re
lated to tho wealth of the people ; but
there ia evldent everywhere, at least the
purpoae to givo the children aa good an
edncation aa possible. We aay this with
out ignoring the opposition of the mean
and selfiah citizena to be found in every
town and schooI-diBtrict, becauae we
never knew their policy to prevail in the
long run, where there waa a real financial
ability on the part of the people to have
What i8 really needed is not so much
dispoaition and willingnesa, aa it ia intel
ligent direction and a steady, guiding
hand, which ought to be aupplied from
the common source of authority, the state
crovernment. But here we are driven
back upon the difficulty of finding avail
able mdividual nualiiications, men, in
short, who are capable, honeat and indua
trioua, to guide and direct our publio
school Byatem as it should be done. It ia
well for the preas to exhort the people
upon the importance of improving their
schoola, but this exhortation ia addreaaed
to a people who, if ever ao desiroua to act,
need inatruction aa to what ought to be
done. and continuoua, effective aid in
Many are seeking a panacea for the ac
knowledged defects in our schoola in what
is called the town system, and we believe
that to be an improvement upon the dis
trict system, and perhaps the firat step
that ought to be taken. But the town
system can be aa badly worked and as
stupidly botched as the district Byatem
unlesa it, in ita turn, is sustained and
guided by a state regulation which ahall
givo aid, help and guidance to thoae who
have control of the matter in the towna.
Tho old state board of education died
in the odor of iobbery, and we doubt if
the publio would agree to its re-eatablish
ment. But certainly the state ought not
to stand careleaa and indifferent in thoa
matter. We have had in place ot the
board a atate superintendency, it is true,
but thia haa no authority, and therefore
little respect. Something more effective
is required, whether it be a board, a com
iniaaion or a superintendency. The prao
tice of our legislature isoften to do things
in a sort of two-cent way, which ia in re
ality the most waateful way of all. It ia
so with our normal schoola. The state
ought to support ono in every county,
The three that we have do very good
work for the money they get, but some
fifteen years' experience shows that they
have substantially but a local attendanco.
Every improvement that ia euggested or
attempted treads, on Bomebody's toes.
The literary collegea united to kill the
agricultural college, and did it. The
academles are jealous of tho normal
schoola, and tho academy interest does all
it can agalnst their being improved or
multiplled. Those nnrrow and mean
jealousies, shown too not by the " igno
rant populace," but by our hlrrheat-toned
and classically oduoated citizena, stand
far rnoro in the way of cducatlonal prog
ross in our Btato than nny ludifference
among tlie people. What we really want,
in brief, ia more and better teaebers,
whioh oan bo beist lmd by inultiplying
our normal Bcliools and equipping thotn
botter, and nn effective state suporviaion
of all tlio achools, in the handa of able
men, entruated with powor to carry out
thoir duties preperly. Shall wo havo
theao improvemento, or will tho obstruc
tlonista Btill quietly blook them, and lay
tho blamo on the "indiffarent peoplo."
Sccdlng Grnss In Corn.
A fricnd sends us a clipplng in which
is recommended to seed to graaa among
tho corn aa follows :
" My plan ia to spread upon the invorted
sod all tho stable manure I intend to ap
ply to tho corn and tho succceding cropa,
and harrow it in. Then I plant the corn
in checka three by threo and one-half feet,
with some concentrated lertuizer in the
hill. I send the cultivator through it
frequently both ways, until it ia too large
do so, Keeping ino grounu evon. uy
the end of the season tho boII becomes
thoroughly pulverized, and will be ;n
much better condition to receive graas
seed than it usually is as commonly pro-
pared for graaa in the epring. Ueforo
aowing the grasa aeed, all weeds that may
have atarted af ter the corn waa too large
to cultivate, ahould bo pulled up and led
stock. Thia will inaure a clean seed
bed for the grass and ia the only plan that
have yet discoverod or heard 01 by which
tha oxeye daisy or white weed can be
quito thoroughly eradicated. I adviae
aowing evenly between the rows of corn,
halt a busbei 01 xiinoiny, a ouanei 01 rea
top, and ten pounda of dover to the aore.
The seed needs no covering. When the
corn is ready to be harvested, the grouud
will be covered with a beautiful green
carpet of grasa, and all it has cost is the
seed and the sowing. The old cornstalks
will be no impediment to the mowing-
machine. The following season I find
that my fields treated in this way are
much smoother than they were treated
the old way of spnng seeding. I
am convinced that any farmer who once
tries this plan will follow no other. Ile
will plant more corn for the sake of seed
ing to graaa so cheaply."
It is possible that this method will
work better than seeding with wheat or
barley, but our experience in cultivating
corn, even with cultivators that leave the
ground most level, is that the dirt ia
worked towarda the corn conaiderably,
leaving a " hill," and we cannot believe
that thia method will give as level a sur
face as that from grain seeding. but the
best way of all, according to our experi
ence, is to seed with grasa-seed alone. It
bad farming to make graaa. our moat
mportant and valuable product, a mere
" stolen crop." What is gained in grain
is alwaya loat, and more too, in hay in the
Sorghnm on Saiid.
Dr. Kedzie, of the Michigan agricultu
ral college, writea in the College Speculum
as followa : " It is a plant that grows well
on soil too light to produco a paying crop
of corn, will withatand the effect of sum-
mer drouth far better than corn, bo that
it will grow and ripen in circumstancea
where corn will burn up, and ita value aa
a source of syrupa and sugar, and as a
forage crop, is only beginning to be ap
preciated. White sorghum will make a
large and vigorous growth on heavy soila,
and thoae containing an abundance of
organic matter, the value of the sugar
products from such soila ia leaa than on
aandy soila which are deficient in vegeta-
ble matter. The syrup made from amber
cane raised on such light soils is licrhter
in color and superior in llavor to that
made from cane raised on ri;h soils. The
roots of the cane penetrate deeply in
sandy soila, and it is thus able to withatand
the dry weather in summer much better
The Scientific American gives the fol
lowing waterproof branding ink, good for
marking sheep: Shellac, two ounces, bo
rax, two ounces, water, twenty-four ounces,
gum arabic, two ounces, lampblack buQI
cieni. liou ine Dorax and shellac in wa
ter till they are dlssolved, and withdraw
from the fire. When the solution be
comes cold, complete twenty-five ounces
with water and add lampblack enough to
bnng the preparation to a suitable con-
sistency. When it is to be used with a
stencil, it must be made thicker than
when it is applied with a brush. The
above gives a black ink ; for red ink sub
stitute Venetian red for lampblack ; for
blue ultramarine, and for green, a mixture
of ultramarine and chrome yellow.
Wk desire to call the attention of our
horticultural friotida to the nineteenth
session of the American Pomological
Sooiety to be held in Philadelphia, corn-
mencing September 12, and continuing
for threo dayB. A recent letter from the
secretary, Profeaaor W. J. Beal, says : " By
the news coming in from all quarters, I
cannot help thinking that our next meet-
ing, occurring at Philadelphia, Septem
ber 12, will be an unusually large gather
ing. President Marehall P. Wilder is
expected, accompaniod by a very large
dolegation from Boston and other New
Thk Boston Ihrald thiuks that "great
farmers on small farms" is tho true
method for Amorioan agrioulture, and
remarka that the old " Saxon earth liun
ger " is a normal braving of the raoes that
neek a home inour republic.
" PitoaitKsa with prudence, practice
with scienco," i the apt raotto of tho
Journal d'Agriculture Pralique, published
at Paris, Franoe.
Tiik domination in Maaaachuaetta atr
rioulture of the old Flint-Loriug mutual-
admiration rlng 13 pretty nearly ended.
t'ar out of ilglit, wliilo yet tlie flcth nnfolda un,
Mea the far counlry where our lieatli ablde,
And of Ita bll" Ia nanght moie wondroua told ua
Than thene fow wordn, "Thou ahall bo aalUfled."
Mrs. Kltlrldgo's Nurso.
Misa Kllory'a firat fortnight at Sheltor
Ialand waa made up of idyllio daya.
" Oh, Floaay, darling, isn't it glorious I"
she would exclaim, looking from the
brow of a cliff, or atrolllng up and down
tho shore. Aud Flossy, clapping her
chubby hands, would Hap, with baby en
thuaiaam, " Eth, glo'wua I"
Tho picture that spread out before her
from morning till night was a continual
feaBt to her beauty-loving sonl. It made
her think of apainting she had seen years
ago, of the cliff i of Dover; tho great yel
low sandbluffs ahiningiu tho sun, with tho
bright waves breaknig up at thoir feet ;
and at all houra the blue expanse of wa-
ters waa dotted with white sails and
broken with gleaming oarB. It was like
a new world to her aftor her long impris
onment in tho school-room ; and her du
ties, bo far from being irksome, were a
daily recreation. Even tho arrival next
door of the Le Roys with nurso and baby
did not seriously disturb her ; thero was
room for all on the great green island,
and Floaay and she could find any num
ber of places to pitch their umbrella
where Bridget McGuiro and the Le Itoy
babv would never think of intrudinc.
But Mrs. Le Roy seemed bont on bring
ing the two nurses together.
"Would you mind, Mrs. Kittridge,"
she said, the day after taking posaesaion
of the cottage, "letting my nurae and
baby keep Bomewhero near youra V Bridget
ia bo careleas that really I am never easy
a moment when she is out of my sight."
" You must aak Mies Ellery,'' was the
answer ; ' she chooses her own camping
ground for herself and Flossy, and aho
may not care to havo it invaded."
" Oh, I am sure Bridget will not annoy
her in the least," urged Mrs. Le Roy,
" and 1 shall feel so relleved."
" Bridget and the baby will always be
welcome," said Margaret; "but I want
the girl to understand that she is not to
invite any of her acquaintances to join
" Shure I an' what nade would 1 have
o' the crame of 'em, with a young leddy
nurrso like Miss Ellery for company?"
answered Bridget when Miss Ellery's
proviBo was lmpresaed upon her.
" Thank you, Bridget," said the " young
leddy uurrse," looking over the girl'a
head at Mrs. Kittridge with a gleam of
merriment in her eyea ; " we'll conaider it
But, in spite of this compact, Bridget
hankered for her kind, and frequently
when tho other nurses went by she would
mako some pretext to stroll after them.
Usually on theseoccasionsshe would take
the baby with her ; and several times it
happened that when Margaret, growing
uneaay at her lengthened abaence, went in
search of her, she found the carriage
standing unguarded, white the poor baby
lay biinKing his eyes m the sun. Unce
she came upon the scene just as the vehi-
cle was startmg on an mdependent jour
ney down a steep hill-side path, with
Bridget seated on the grasa some thirty
yards away, chatting unconcernedly with
two or three oi her new acquaintances.
" I shall certainly have to report you to
Mrs. Leltoy, Bridget, if you do not ttke
better care of the baby," she said, wuen,
at some peril to herself, she had buc
ceeded in reacuing the carriage and its
" Shure, an' 111 not ao much as step out
o' your sight if ye'll not be after speakin'
to the mistress," said Bridget, penitently.
And Margaret, accepting the promise,
held her to it rigidly, trying as it was to
have her always at her elbow.
"Poorthingl she is human, and wanjs
her own people for company," she said to
herself; and sometimes, from sheer pity,
when ehe saw Bridget looking gloomily
after the other girls, she would beguile
her into cheerfulness with a atory.
Strangers aeemg the little group on
the beach not inf requently mistook Mar
garet for a young mother out with her
nurse and babies for an airing; and now
and then some fatherly old gentleman
taking a leisurely stroll would touch bis
hat, with a courteous " Good morning,
madam," aa he stopped to pat Flossy 's
yallow curla, and pasa on leaving her
amiling at his blunder.
One day, to her mingled joy and dis
may, Tom came striding down to the
shore, ruthlessly demolishing sand pyr
amids and pebble dykes in his haste to
She had given him no hint of her new
occupation, and, glad aa she was to aee
him, she felt a nervoua dread of having
to reveal her secret ; but she waated no
time in dallying with other subjects.
" It's doing me a world of good, Tom,"
ahe said, in conclusion. " I feel five years
younger than I felt when I came. And,
in addition to having my board paid, I
am earning good wages."
Well, l don't like it," blurted Tom,
who, white she was speaking, had been
savagely grinding hia beel in the sand.
" 1 know what you are doing it for, and
I won't have it. I'd rather never go to
college than to have you earning money
as a nurse. Who ever heard of an Ellery
doing anything like that for a living 1 It's
a diagrace to the name,"
" It ia no more of a diagrace than teach
ing Bchool," said Margaret, hotly. " It is
simply training one child inBtead of thirty ;
and, Tom, they treat me exactly aa if I
were one of the f amily. They never anub
me in any way."
" They'd better not," said Tom, with
"bh-ah, Toml llere's JUrs. Kittridge.
Tom had more than once met Mrs. Kit
tridge at hia aunt's table, and hitherto he
had thoroughly liked her, but to-day her
cordiai greeting met only a sun bow in
reBponse. ihe lady read lua mood.
Your sister is doiug ua a great kind
neaa, Mr. Ellery," ehe said, putting her
arm about Margaret; " I don't know how
wo can ever repay her." And when ahe
had cbatted a moment or two she pro
poBed an early lunch, saying that they
wanted to drivo to North llaven in the
af ternoou to give Margaret an opportunity
to do some skotching. " Aud you must
go with us, Mr. Ellery," she added.
" Now you can see for youraelf, Tom,
that I am not having a very hard time,"
said Margaret, when Mrs. Kittridge, with
a nod aud a smile, had walked away.
" Oh, 1 daro say it's easy enough," Tom
admitted, his boyiah wrath somewhat an
peaued by Mrs. Kittridge's graceful hos
pitality, and, though he could notrid him
self of tho feeling that Margaret had
stopped out of her sphere, when at the
end of his leavo of abaence he went back
to town, he had bo far relented as to give
his consent to her finishing her en-gagement.
"I really onvy Mrs. Kittridge," said
Mra. Le Itoy, a day or two aftor Tom'a
doparturo ; " sho has such a troaauro of
Thia remark waa addreaaed to Mr.
Philip L Roy, who had that morning
presented himself, vallae in hand, with the
evident Intontion of making n long stay.
" So the experlmont is aBUccosa ?" said
Philip, with interest.
" Jt is a siiccefls for Mrs. Kittridge," an
swered Mrs. Le Roy ; " and she doesn't pay
a penny more than I pay Bridget. What
ia wanted, Bridget ?" she asked, Bridget
entering at tho moment with an open let
ter in her hand.
" Och 1 an' its mo mither, mum ; an'
me cousm Katy Malone her that waa
Katy McQuiun says if I'd be after
aeein' her this sido o' pargatory l'll not let
tho grass grow undor me fate ; bo, axin'
your lavo, mum, I think l'll go up on tho
"But how long aro you to be gone,
Bridget ? and what am I to do without
you Y" asked Mrs. Le Roy, in diamay.
" Shure 1 an' the Lord only knows,
mum I" said Bridget, lifting a cornerof her
apron to her eyea. " If me mither should
die, there'd be the wake an' the mouruin',
mum ; but I'd be after comin' back as
soon as iver tho buryin' waa done."
" There's no help for it, I suppose,"
said Mrs. Le Roy, having dismissod
Bridget with reluctant consent ; " but it
ia too provoking, for Rob is beginning to
teeth, and he will frot from morning till
night if hohaa to beahut indoora."
" But why ahut him indoors ?" aaked
Philip. " It strikea me that a little of the
outer air would be good for you aa well as
Mra. Lo Rov threw up her handa at
thia mnocent propoaition.
" Why, the neighbora would think wo
ha'd becomo bankrupt if they saw me do
mg duty as Rob's nurse I and, really,
1'hil, l am not equal to it. rhiup looked
at nor reiiectiveiy.
"That reminds me," -he said; "this
morning on the way from the boat I met
a family party, the mother in advance,
with a fat, blear-oyed poodle in her arms,
wnuo bebind her came the nurse, carry-
lng a puny-iooKing baby in her arms.'
weii, i am sure that was proper
enough," said Mrs. Le Roy. " l've been
trying for a year to have Ilerbert get me a
poodle. They are all the fashion, and, if
you want to be anybody, you must keep up
with the faahions, whatever they may be."
" Come, Rob, let's take a walk," said
Philip, putting out his arma to the baby,
who, seated on the floor, was ruefully try-
inir his friims nn n rnhhr mft.lA. ' fiut.
his hat, frene, and I'lltakehini out that
is, if he will let me."
" Oh, he s not in the leaat afraid of
you," aaid Mrs. Leltoy, catching up the
Doy ana Deginning to arrange ms dress
out, ior pny s saKe, I'nn, don't go
where you'Jt be likely to meet that Miss
Ellery it would be so embarrassing for
botn oi you ; and there s plenty oi room
in otner uirections. '
"kju, wen manage that: won't we.
Rob V" said Philip, putting out his arms
to the baby.
" Sood do walky walk wiv uncle, bo he
80od, besa hia heart I" cooed Mra. Lelloy,
giving the child a kiss at the end ot every
" You women arequeer combinations I"
muttered LeRoy, walking off with Rob
on his shoulder.
Miss Ellery, seated that morning on
the shady side of a big rock, with Flossy
at her feet, industnoualy engaged in
burying her, Sphinx-like, in the aand,
was wonderiug what had become of Brid
get and her ctiarge, when sbe was star
tled by the falling of a long, dark shadow
between her and the sunlight.
" Man tummin'l" lisped Flosay, drop
ping her ahovel aud taking refuge in the
Sphinx'8 arma. The man reapectfully
litted hia hat.
" Pardon me for intruding, but, know
ing that Mra. Le Roy's nurse is in the
habit of seeking your protection, I have
ventured to follow her example, as I am
acting as her substitute to-day," he said,
seatiug himaelf on a atone and letting
Kob alide to the ground.
"My protection extenda onlv to the
babies," aaid Margaret, stooping from the
nest of sand that Flossy had built about
her, to sootho Rob, whose lip had begun
kj quiver on nuaing mmselt so uncere
moniously dethroned ; " and unleaa you
take better care of this one I shall have to
" Then I should lose my situation, and
that would grieve me, for Bridget is to be
gone a week or more, and I have under
taken to supply her place," he said, put
ting out his hands to Flosay, who had
sidled up to him, and seating her on his
knee. Margaret smiled, and soon the two
nurses were deep in conversation, while
the two babies, already well acquainted
with each other, tumbled abouc in the
warm, dry sand at their feet.
" I never knew that Philio was so fond
of children," said Mrs. Le "Roy the next
morning, leaning in neighborly iashion
over the garden fence to chat with Mra.
Kittridge, who was busy among her ilow-
ers ; " hehas carried off Rob again to-day,
ana seems reaiiy to enjoy having him
" Misa Ellery aays fce make8 an admira
ble nurse," responded Mrs Kittridge,
with inila malice. Mrs. Le Roy bit her
lip aud walked into the house.
"That'a just what I was afraid of,"
ahe aaid to herself. " Ilowever, Bridget
will be back in a few days, and then
things will go on as before."
But Bridget was gono a fortnight, aud
in the meantime, whilo the babiea played
in the sand and prattled and cooed to
each other, the two nurses discoursed
philosophy and metaphysics, and occa
sioually drifted into poetry.
" I don't like it," said Mrs. Le Roy to
her hnsband on Saturday night, as she
rehearsed the events of the week. " Of
course I feel safer about Rob, having him
with Margaret men knowso little about
babiea but it isn't eafe for Phil."
"Phil's safe enough," said Ilerbert,
with a laugh; "saler than I wish he
were. Miss Ellery is a mighty fine girl."
" But a uurse girl, Ilerbert I Think
how it would sound for a man in Philip's
"Better a nurae-girl liko Miss Ellerv
than a fashionablo doll," said the incor-
Mrs. Le Roy, feeling that it would bea
waste of worda to coutinue the diaousaion,
adroitly cbauged the subject ; but it was
with open arms that a day or two later
ahe welcomed her friend, Miss Lutio
" Now, Philip, I shall dopend on you to
mako it pleasant for Lutie," she said,
with diplomatic sweetneaa. " Sho is fond
of walking, and you must show her all
tno pretty views."
" But perhaps she is not fond of chil
dren," auggested rhllip.
" Oh, never mind Rob. He muat con
tent himself with me until Bridget comea."
But the moment Rob saw indications
that he was to be left at home he set up
" Oh, let him eo, Ireno. Ile ia very lit
tle trouble," said his uncle, secrotly de
lighted. Alisa Lutio looked annoyed. Hhe was
not fond of children, and when ahe walked
with agontloman she liked hia undivided
attention. But Rob won the day, and
was marohed off on his uncle's shoulder.
" Ah I this is fine," said Mias Shorman,
stopping prcsently on tho brow of a bluff
overlooking tho bay.
" i es, indeed I " answered Le Itoy, with
enthuslasm ; but of all tho view Bpread
out beforo him he took in only a slender
girllsh figuro on tbo shoro below. At that
moment Flossy caught bight of Rob, and
greeted him with a merry shout Marga
ret, too, litted her face, bnt she started
with a gcsturo of alarm, and waved her
hand as if warning them to retreat, for,
looking up, sho saw, with a thrill of ter
ror, that undor tho edge of the cliff whero
they stood tho soil had been waslied away,
leaving nothing but horo and thero a knot
of dry roota to support tho overhanging
tun. liut the warning came too late, for
Mias Sherman, at the instant, stepping
forward for a nearor view, felt tho earth
yielding under her feet, and, with a wild
but ineffectual clutch at Lo Roy's arm,
she went over the ledge. Happily, how
ever her fall was unobatructed, and, alid-
ing down tho aandy slope, she reached tho
lovel ground uninjured beyond being
somewhat shaken in nerves aud tollet.
But LeRoy was less fortnnate, for in
his tftort to save the young woman he
was thrown headlong a little to her right,
and, with the boy in his arms, lodged in
a gnarled cedar growing but a fow feet
irom tho summit. iiad be been alone it
would have been an easy matter to extri
cate himself, but he dared not looaen for
an instant hia hold on the screaming and
atruggling child. It was a nuery, too, in
hiB own mind, how long tho cedar could
auatain their weight, and he remembered
with a ahudder that juat below them at
the foot of the hill lay several huge
bowlders, their exiatence being impresaed
upon his memory by the iact that Mias
Ellery and he had occaaionally seated
themaelvea there to chat, while Flossy
and Kob lollowed the occupation of well
diggera. The fall of tho tree would be
almoat certain to dash them againat theae
rocks, and Rob'a atruggles did not tend to
leaaen the danger.
Margaret took in the situation at
glance, and, calling to the stranger to look
after Floaay, ahe started up the hill. As
sho climbed, with the sand shifting be
neath her impatient feet at every step, she
recollected having seon a hammock hanc
ing between two trees on the brow of tha
cliff, with a rope to swing it attached to a
tree still nearer the edge, and her plan
was instantly formed. To come closo
enough on the lower side of the cedar to
aliord the necessary help was out oi the
questiou ; the imperiled ones could not
be reached except from the upper side;
and, having gained the summit, sho
speedily took down the hammock, aud
iasteuiug ono end to the rope, she swung
the other out to Le Roy. To her joy, it
lodged in the cedar. within easy retch of
his hand, and, waiting only for him toget
lirm hold of it, she began the dcacent
Le Roy watched her breatblessly aa, cliug-
ing to the rope, sho let herself down.
"Now drop into the hammock," she
said, when at last she stood beneath the
cedar. He made haste to obey ; and as
she had the boy safe in her arma he let
himself down beside her.
" That was a brave thing for a woman
to do," said Misa Sherman, when, a little
later, they joined her at the foot of the
hill. Philip aaid nothing, but he car
ried Rob home very teuderly, and re
counted the adventure to Mrs. LeRoy in
a way that left her in no uncertaiuty as
to her obligations to Mias Ellery.
" I don't see how she ever tuought of
it," said the little woman, half smother
ing Rob with kissea. But her gratitude
to the boy'a reacuer did not alter for her
the fact that ahe was Mrs. Kittridge's
The next day Bridget came home, re-
joicing in a now hat aud feather, and re-
portiug ber mother out of danger.
" Now Philip can give his undivided
attention to Lutie," said Mrs. Le Roy,
with a secret sense of relief. But Rob
had grown so fond of his new nurae that
he could aeldom be perauaded to go out
with Bridget uules8 Philip went, too.
And Philip, for reasons of hia own, waa
very williug to humor him.
" These are the daya of romance," said
xuargaret sottly to herself, with the un
woraed wish that summer might never
end. But another phase of uursery life
was in store for her : within a fortnight
after Bridget's return both babies were
smitten with scarlet fever. How they
could have taken it was at first a mystery,
but one eveniug Bridget was overbeard
telling the cook that up at her sister's
house, where she had stayed during her
viait to the city, three of the children
were down with the fever.
" Oh, Bridget, why didn't you tell me?"
moaued Mra. Le Roy, wringing her hands
over her baby.
1' ditli, mum, 1 niver belaved that I'd
be atter brmgin' it," aaid Bridget; "an
kuowed ye'd not let me come back if I
" No, indeed, I would rather have paid
you a year a wages to stay away," an
swered Mrs. LeRoy, feeling that the
girl deaerved nothing better than to be
diamiased at once. But the miachief was
already done, and it waa an inconvenient
time to look for a new nurae. It waa lit
tle help, however, that Bridget could give
ber in the sick room, and for the next
three weeks, whenever Margaret could be
spared from Floaay's bedside, Mra. LeRoy
en treated tbat ahe might come to Rob.
" ihe doctor aays tbat good nursing is
his only hope for him, and Mias Ellery
seems to know just what needa to be
done," she urged. So, day after day,
Margaret went back and forth, comforting
the mothers, miuisteriug to the little sut
f erers with wise and loving care ; and by
the time the danger was paat, her vacatiou
waa neariy at an end.
" Ia there no inducement I can offer,
Margaret dear, that will sufflce to keep
you with me t " asked Mra. Kittridge,
dreadiug tho thought of losing her.
" It would not be hard, dear Mrs. Kit
tridge, for you to persuade me to stay,"
Baid Margaret, " had I not engaged to take
my Bchool another year. But 1 am confi
deut that 1 could easily find you some one
to take my place could I iusure her the
same treaimeut tbat 1 have received at
your handa. It is tho fear of being
treated aa common servauta that makes
American girls sliun such poaitions."
" Send me one like youraelf, dear, and I
shall be only too bappy to treat her as a
friend and equal until you cau return to
us." said Mrs. Kittridge, putting ber arm
about her; "and that, I hope, will bo
next summer. Do give me your promise,
dear, that you will come baok to us thou."
" Next summer, dear Mrs. Kittridge,"
said Margaret sottly, hor oheeka growing
suddeuly roay " for next aummor I have
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