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PiTTOK Cox,
WilTatim,
Jo. Clark, Sr..
J. Blo.b,.
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Ilamden Furnace.
Ml. Pleasant.
Harrison Township.
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BUSINESS DIRECTORY,
FOR VINTON COUNTY, OHIO.
B. P. HEWITT, Judge of Probate Court
J. A. WALDCN, Clerk Com. Pleas Court
E..F. BINGHAM, Prosecuting Attorney.
Yin, T1SUE, Sheriff.
JOSEPH MAGEE. Auditor.
J. SWEPSTON, Treasurer.
JAMES M ALONE, Baoider.
NELSON RICHMOND, Surveyor.
6S0. ULLOM, Coroner.
County Commissioners,
J. DOWD, J- KINNEY, & JOHN SWA1M,
School Examiners,
O. -. GUNNINO, G. W. SHOCKEY and
E. A. BRATTON.
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TV ill practice in partnership in Vinton Coim
ty. Office, four doors east of Sisson &Hul-
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ORIGINAL POETRY.
For the Democrat.
SWEETS OF MEMORY.
SWEETS OF MEMORY. BY W. J. W. HENRY.
Since in our waiuieriugs we hare met,
May it be our acquaintuncta we never regret,
But with pleasure temcuiber, as lib vearo
away,
The place of oik meeting, the year and the
' day. I
There are times when we look n 5th a heart full
of fears,
Upon earth ai a sorrowful valley of tears,
v uere nope may not euter on. sorrow to
When the blight of misfortuue, the footsteps
of wrath,
Uave scattered the wrecks of our hones on
our nath.
'lisa glorious boon tliatllie light of thepa.l.
O'er the steps Of the vt anJering one may be
cast;
That guerdon of life, gleams where storms
cuiinot blusl;
While other, are cathercd beneath the daik
shado
Of our own village Jliurchyard, where child
reu we piayea.
0, mcmcry! sweet are the sunbeams that
p!uy
On thy Casket of jewolg, to light up our wsy.
0, how one Kind word, to a heart in despair,
Unlocks the full fountain of tenderness there;
One Bolt, soothing tone among tumult and
Birue,
Awakens an echo that dies but with life;
For touch but the sliKhWst of memory's
strings,
And ten tiiousaud respond to tho stiuin that
11 Klllg-.
How olien will memory tell of tlie deed:
And though it may be unavailing regret,
That act of unkinduess he cannot to wet.
Whi.e iufrcsl.ue.s and power will each long
cherished word
Come back to the heart that ia childhood it
stirred.
A work of the Deity, worthy his hand,
Which 'twere folly, 'twere mudiiess, to slight
or despise;
We may reuch forth our hand, or our step turn
away:
Two path, are before us which choose we
this day?
The one leads us on in perpetual youth,
iu iiie it'giuus o: suiiiigu, ma louuuius oi
truth.
From the Masonic Review.
THE MASON'S WIDOW.
BY THE EDITOR.
'
My busband is not a Mason; and I
hope he will ever have a higher regard
lor my feelings and wishes than to at.
lath himself to such an association.
A society on whose name rests the
charge of abduction, and almost every
crime in the calendar, I hope never to
have any connexion with -even the
most remote. My father charged me,
when young, to avoid the Freemasons
as I would the enemies of my country
and my kind.'
So spake a proud and imperious
woman, lo a female friend who in re
ply to some remark, suggested that her
husband was probably a member of the
Ordei of Freemasons. The sugges
tion was not designed to give ofl'eiise,
lor the speaker entertained a very high
opinion of Freemasonry. From her
manner of speaking, and the slight
crimson which passed like a shadow
acrobs ner countenance on receiving
such a reply, one would have supposed
that some of her male relatives belong
ed to the Order. She seemed to lee
the remark keenly, as though a person-
al interest were at stake: but from the
tenor and spirit of her companion's re
ply she judged it most prudent to drop
the subject at least for thai time.
Tf. . . I .1 ...
.dui unure we reveal me luture. we
may as well introduce the lady whose
inuignani ueniai oi ner nusuana s ma
ionic connexion begins our brief story
miss j was uie (.milliter oi
wealthy parents: who had not only af
forded her the opportunities ot acqui
ring a good education, but had instilled
into her mind an exalted opinion of
herself. She felt, as she grew up, that,
in her own estimation, and that of the
fashionable world around her. she oc
cupied a position above most of her
acquaintances. $ue was ncn, and
beautiful, and educated. Her family
moved in what was termed Hie "high
est circles' of society;" and it was nec
essary that she should maintain the
dignity and superiority which their
wealth and her attractions so liberally
lunushed. iMatute had given her
kind heart, and her powers of mind
were far above mediocrity: but the raise
estimate which she had formed of soci
ety, and the error committed in her
training, had well nigh ruined a gem
that Qtlierwise might have shed a ra
diance all along her pathway. In ad
dition to other prejudices, she had been
led to believe that "Freemason" was
only another name for the ignorant and
depraved. . Drought up in a region
where anti- masonry raged as an epi
demic. and where its spirit , ruled all
hearts, it is no wonder that she had
imbibed a bitter hostility to the Order
By her parents and friends no term ot
rp.oacli was too low to be applied to
the Criaft; they were accused of almost
every immaginable crime, and boldly
proclaimed as outlaws from heaven and
eann. one, inereiore, was not u
blame, so much as others, for the con
tempt and detestation with which ' Bhe
held the whole masonic family.
In person she was of medium height
ana wen proportioned, ner large,
dark, brilliant eye, bespoke' an imperi
ous yet 'noble And generous nature; and
her countenance, when wreathed in
smiles, as it often was, seemed to reflect
the glad sunshine which glowed around
her warm and affectionate heart. She
was a bein; to be admired nay, to be
loved, even in spite of her prejudices;
and it was no wonder that her hand
and heart were sought by many an ad
miring suitor.
James P was a young man of
rare and solid attainments. He was
finely educated; with a proper estimate
ol the world, and correct views of men
and principles; and withal, as noble a
heart as ever swelled with emotions of
truth and goodness. When he left
school he was placed in his father's ex
tensive manufacturing establishment,
and trained up to a knowledge oi busi
ness and in habits of honest industry.
When hod reached - his majority,
he was properly regarded as one of the
most promising young man in the place
ot his residence.
Such was the man who won the heart
of the lady I have described. Thev
were married, and in due time bean
the world for themselves, with every
advantage which cultivated minds,spot.
less characters.and wealthy and reppec
ted family connexions throw around
younj; persons at the starting point of
life's journey. They had removed to a
distant city, where Mr. P entered
into business for himself, with every
prospect of a reasonable success.
It was some two years after they
were married, and a beautiful little bov
had been added to their 'family circle,'
thus uniting their hearts in still closer
union for both were centered and uni
ted in the gift of love, when Mr.
r mentioned a suluect which star.
tied his wife from her usual quiet, and
rendered her for a while really unhap
py. Mr. P had become acquain
ted with a gentleman, with whom he
had large business transactions, and for
whom he entertained a very high res
pect. His correct business habits and
unimpeachable integrity, liad won for
him an enviable reputation. Consid
erably the senior of Mr. P , he
had taken an interest in him, and by
hi kind offices and the advice which
his longer experience enabled him to
give, he had won his regard and prov
ed himself a most invaluable friend.
By accident Mr. P haddiscoy.
ered that this gentleman wa. a Free
mason. He had, himself, no prejudi
ces against the Craft; and knowing that
his inena was not only a man ot the
liighest standing in the busines and so
cial relations of life, but was also re
garded as consistently religious, he had
loimeu his opinion ot the institution
by the character of his friend the only
member of it he knew. Without know
ing the sentiments of his wife on this
subjec', he had made up his mind to
become a Mason, if they would admit
urn; lor he concluded there mua be
something useful and valuable in a so-
ciety which waa so warmly cherished
uy ins pure and noble minded Iriend.
He had mentioned his desire to that
friend, and his proposals had already
I 1111 .1 v . -
ueen laiu Deiore tne Jouge.
Thinking it proper to acquaint his
wile with his intentions,aud not dream
ing of any opposition from that quar
ter, he had frankly opened his mind
her. She was much excited upon
earning his intentions, (he did not in
form her that he had already been pro
posed. ) and earnestly entreated him not
to demean himself by stooping to such
an association, nor blast his character
by having it said he was a Freemason.
She fold him the goblin stories
which she had listened in her father's
house, and endeavored to convince him
that her deep-rooted prejudices were
well ana justly founded, l ite fond
husband listened to his wife with some
regret that he had taken the ttcp he
naci, wituout lirst consulting her; yet
was satistied that her fears were ground
less, ana ner prejudices lounded upon
falsehood and slander. He reasoned
and remonstrated with her, but all
no elfect; and he fmsl.v determined
say no more on the subject.
Mr. P -, however, had proceeded
so tar in his progress towards the ves
tibule ot our mystic 1 emple, that
could not, without embarrassment, re
trace his steps. His wife, supposing
that he had given up his mtention.said
no more to him in relation to it, and
soon forgot all about the .conversation.
In the mean time action had been
taken upon his petition. He was ac
cepted, and soon after was initiated.
being now lully satisfied that the Insti
lution was a good one, he pursued hi
mystic labors with dilligence, until his
eyes were opened to the sublime mys
teries of the third degree. Instead
regretting his step, he rejoiced that
had taken it, for he discovered truths
the highest importance taught in a new
and most impressive manner. Besides,
he found himself associated with
brotherhood of which it was an honor
to be a member. Warm hearts and
true and faithful friends pressed around
him; and the toils and struggles of.
business lile were cheered by the ap
proving smiles and hearty, encourage
ment ot those whose lnendship was
more valuable because it was disinter
ested.' Wealth and honor crowned
labor's; and he looked forward to afflu
ence for his risug faaiily, and ease
when bis advancing age should require
it.' ....
In the meantime sad tidings had come
from the old homestead of his father-
in-law. He had met with loaie rever
to
to
to
he
of
he
of
a
ses of fortune, but was still considered
wealthy. The improvidence of an
only son, on whom he had rested the
hopes of his family, had involved him
deeply; and at the moment when he was
makiug efforts to retrieve his losses and
reform his son, he sickened and died.
This was a heavy blow to the family,
and the son being unfitted to take hold
of the business and garner the fragments
ere all was lost, tho residue of the es
tate was swept away in the scramble
of creditors. The blow w as too much
for the mother, and a broken heart hur
ried hpr to the grave; white tho besot
ted son wandered off to die a beggar in
a distant land.
-These successive blows almost crush
ed the proud heart of Mrs. P.; but,
clingi ig the more closely to her devo
led husband and blooming children, she
rose at length from the pressure, chast
ened subdued and changed. She
bfgan to see things in their proper light;
and estimate the world, not by the glare
of tinselry and fashion that Hashed
around it, but by tho intrinsic and in
ternaT excellencies she discovered. She
-thl had her husband her children a
corn'petence; and, more yet, though un
known to her, was surrounded by a nu
itkious brotherhood, -as reliable as
tinith itself, and equal to every emergen
cy that might arise in the future.
Things were in this condition when
the conversation occured with which
our story commences. The hostility
of Mrs. P. to the institution named,
had grown with her years, until it be
came a part of her nature so interwo
ven with all her feelings as to bo al
mo.t ineradicable. It had been long
since the subject had occupied her
thoughts, yet it was soon discovered
that the slumbering enmity was easily
awakened, and capablo 6till of control
ing her judgement matured though it
was by years and experience.
It was but a few months after the re
mark alluded to, when, by the sudden
failures ot several who were largly in
de.ted to Mr. P.-, he sustained a very
severe loss. His success in business had
made him more ventursome in his trans
actions; his own honest and confidiag
nature could suspect no wrong inten
tions in others, and he had given liber
al credits without exercising that cau
tion which is essential in heavy and ex
tensive business transactions. These
losses very much embarrassed him In
trade, and he found it extremely dim
cult to meet his own liabilities. He
continued, however, to struggle brave-
y against the current; and with his in
dustry economy, and unimpeachable
character, he bade fair to weather the
storm. But misfortunes, it is olten
said, never come singly; and such was
the experience ot tlr. P. A financial
crisis m the affairs of the country fol-
Otvtd close upon his losses, his busi
ness began to decrease, and he very
soon discovered that it would be impos
sible lor him to meet the heavy engages
ments he had made in more prosperous
times, without a heavy loss of property.
raiiuiii as tuts was to mm, lie ue
tcrmincd to make the sacrifice rather
than fail to meet his liabilities. For
this pupose he disposed of most of his
real estate at a price much below its
value, determined to maintain his credit
and discharge his debts. At this par
ticular juncture, as if his cup was not
yet lull, a mo.t destructive fire broke
out in the immediate vicinity of his ex
tensive manufacturing establishment,
and before it could be arrested, it swept
away ins entire property as with the
besom of destruction. His sales hav
ing been for some time limited, a large
amount ot goods had accumulated in
is warehouse; and by some unaccount
able fatality he had forgotten to renew
his insurances. 1 he result was. that
:ur..r. was ruineai a lew.montns
If. n .t.lt a .t
before he could have commanded his
thousands, and was justly regarded as
wealthy man; but tlitse successive dis
asters had liuiricd him with accelerated
speed trcm opulence to bankruptcy;
and he now found himself without
dollar in the world.
What Utile was left oi his property
he immediately gave up to his creditors,
and resolved to begin anew. His hon
or was untarnished; his honesty no man
questioned; his failure was from caus
es which no human foresight could
have prevented; and, though pennyless,
he was not friendless, His long-tried
and cherished friends, who had so of
ten greeted him in mystic halls, where
'b.otherly love" is the theme, and
"relief and truth" the objects aimed at,
now crowded around him in the hour
of his trial and misfortune, and assur
ed him of their sympathy and assist
ance. Some of them had lost consid
eralle sum;, by his failure; but this did
not lessen their confidence in his integ
rity; they knew him to be 'true and trus
ty,' and were ready not only to encour
age him in his oeep despondency, but
to proffer assistance to the extent
their ability, in making renewed efforts
on the battle fields ot life.
Conclusion next week.)
his
Sinoulae Coihcidisce. Tba Upper
Marlboro' (Md.) Gazette records, as a
markabte coincidence, that there ire tea
citizens of that county whose farms are
continuous -to' each' other, and wtiose
united ages amount to 807 years giving
an average of 8.1. 'These gentlemen re
side in the upper part of Aquatco and
lower part of Nottingham diatricts, and
art til bale and htirty.
Execution of Major Andre.
a
The following interesting account of
the execution of Major Andre, Oct. 2,
1780 as given by an eye wltneM, baa been
extracted from the Historical Collec
tions of New Jeraey :
1 was at ibat time an officer in Colo
nel Jeduthun Bildwiu's regimen., a part
of which was itatioued within a short
distance of the spot where Andre sufl"e,r
ed. One of the men (I believe his name
w as Armstrong) being one of the oldest
and bet morkman at his trade in the reg
iment, was selected to make hi coffin,
hich be performed and painted black,
agreeably to the custom in those times.
At this time Andre was confined in
what was called a Dutch church, a small
itcne building with only one door, and
closely guarded by six centinels.
When the hour appointed for the exe
cution arrived, which I believe was two
o'clock in the afternoon, a guard of thre.
hundred men we're pataded before the
place of bis confinement. A kin i of
niotession was formed, by placing a
guard of single file on each side of the
road, lu front were a large number of
American officers of high rank, on horse
back. These were followed by a wagon
containing Andre's coffin; then a large
number of officea ou loot, with Andre
in their midst. The procession moved
slowly upa moderately rising hill. I
should think a fourth of a mile lo the
west. On the top was a field without
any enclosure.
In this was a very high gallowi, made
by setting up two poles ar crotches, and
laying a pole on the top, The wagon
that contained the coffin wat drawn di
rectly under the gallows. In a short
time Andre stepped into the hind end
of the Tf agon; then on his cofiia took
off his hat and laid it down then plac
ed his hands upon his hips, and walked
very uprightly back aud forth as fat as
the length of bis coffin would permit, al
the same time casting hueyes upon the
people over hia head, and whole sencry
by w hich he wat surrounded.
He was dressed in what I should call
a British uniform; his coat was of the
brightest scarlet, faced and trimed with
the most beautiful green. Hi under
clothes, or vest and breeches, were
bright buff, very similar to those worn
by the officers in Connecticut at the
present day. He had a long and beauti
ful bead of hair, which agreeably to the
fashion, was wound with a black ribbon
and hung down his back, All eyes were
upon hun; and it is not believed that
any officer in the British army, placed
in his situation, would have appeared
better than this unfortunate man.
Nut macy minutes after ' he took his
stand upon the coffin, the executioner
stepped into-the wagon with a halter in
his hand, which he attempted to put
over the head and around the neck of
Andre; but by a 6udJen movement of
his fund this waa prevented. Andre
took the handkerchief rrom hit neck, un
pinned hia collar, and deliberately took
the end of the halter, put it over his
head, aud placed the knot directly un
der his right ear, ani draw it very snug
ly to bis neck.
He then took from his coat pocket
handkerchief, and tied it over his eyes.
This done, the officer that commanded
(1 have forgotten his name) spoke iu
ra .her a loud voice and said his arms
must be tied. Andre at once pulled
down the handkerchief he had just lied
over hia eyes, and drew from his pocket
a second ooe, and gave it to the execu
tioner and then replaced his handker
chief. His arms were tied just above
the elbows, and benind hia back. The
rope was then made fast to the pole over
his head. The wagon was suddenly
drawn from under the gallows, which
with the length of the rope, gave him a
most tremendous swing back and forth;
but in a few minutes he bung eutirely
still.
During the whole transaction . ha ap
peared as little daunted as Mr. John Rog
ers ib said to have oeen, wnen ne was
about to be burne d at the stake; but his
couuteuince was rather pale. He re
remained hanging, I should think, from
twenty lo thi-ty minutes; and during
that time the chambers of death wire
never stiller than the multitude by which
ho, was surrounded. Orders were given
to cut the rope and take bim down with
out letting him fall, This was done
aad the body carefully laid on the
ground. Shortly after, the guard .was
withdrawn, and spectators were allowed
to come forward and view the corpse;
but the crowd was so great that it was
sometime before 1 could get en oppor
tunity to see, When I was able to do
this, his coat, vest and breeches were
taken off, and his body fay in the coffin
covered with some underclothes. The
top of the coffin was then pul on. I view
ed the corpse more carefully than 1 had
done that of any human being before.
His bead was very rrruch ou one side,
inconsequence of the manner in which
the halter drew upon his neck, His
face appeared to be greatly swollen and
very black, much resembling a high de
gree of mortification.. There were
this time, standing al the foot of the
coffin, two young men of uncommoa
short stature. I should think not more
than four feet high. Their dress was the
most gaudy lever bfheld. One of them
bad thectothns taken from Andre hang
ing on his arm. 1 took particular paius
to team who they were, and was inform
ed they were his servants sent up from
New York to take hie clothes; but wit
what other business I did not learn. ;
I now turned to take view of the oi
ecutioner. who was 'still' standing
one of the posts of the gillows.' I walk
ed nigh anough to him to have laid
hand. upon his shoulder; and looked him
directly in ttii face. ' ' lie a p pes red
b bov twenty-five years ot age; Bis
beard of two or three weeks' growth, and
hia whole face covered with wbatap-
I tared to mt tj be blacking taken from
th ontside of a greasy pot, A more
frightful looking being I never beheld;
hit whole countenance bespoke him to
be a Ct instrument for the busines ha
had just been doing,
Wishing to see the closing of the
whole business, I remained upon the
spot until scarce twenty persons were
left, but the coffin was stilt beside the
grave, which had previously been dug.
1 now returned to my tent, with my
mind deeply imbued with the shocking
scene 1 had been called to witness.
MY HUSBAND.
BY VIRGINIA P TOWNSEND.
My husband waa a very ttrtige man.
To thing how hi should have grown so
provoked about such a little matter as
that scarlet scarf. Well there's no use
trying to drive him, I've settled that in
my minJ. Bui he can be coaxed -can't
he though? and from tbis time hence
forth shan't I know how to manage himT
Still, here's no denying Mr. Adams is
a very strange man.
You see; it was this morning at break
fast, I said to him, "Henry, I must have
one of those ten dollar scarfs at Stairt'i.
They are perfelly charming, and will
correspond so 'nicely wiih my nuroou
velvet cloak. I want to go out this mor
ning and get one before they are all
gone." '
Ten dollars don't grow on every but h
Adeline; and just now , times are pretty
hard, you know,'! he answered in a dry,
careles kind of tone, I knew he could
afford to get me the scerf just at well at
not, only, perhaps, my manner ot re
questing it did not quite suit his lord'
ship. .'.'
"Gentlemen who can afford to buy
satin vests at ten dollars apiece, can
have no motive but peuuriousness for
objecting to give their wives as much
for a scarf," 1 retorted, as I glsncad at
the money which a few moments before
he had laid by the side of my plate, re
questing me to procure one for him; he
always trusts my taste in these rnatters,
I spoke angrily. I should have been
sorry for it the next moment, if he had
not answered: ' '' , .
"You will then attribute It t. my
peuuriousness, I suppose, when I tell
you 1 cannot let have . auother .ten dol
lars to-day." ' . .)'
"Well, then, I will take thia andget
me the scarf, You can do without yoor
vest this fall," and I took ap the bills
end left the room, for he did not answer
me.
"I need It, and must have It," I soli
loquized es I washed my tear-swollen
eyes and edjusted my hair for, a walk
down Broadway, but all the while tliera
was a still small voice in my neart,
whispering:. "Don't do it. Go and buy
the vest for your husband," and at Ust
(would you believe ill) that inner voico
triumphed. 1 went down to the tailor's
selected the vest, aud brought It home,
"Here it is, llfiry. 1 selected tha
color which 1 thought would suit you
best. Isn't It rich." I said, is I unfold
ed the vest after dinner1, for somehow
my pride was all gone. I had felt to
much hippierever since I hid resolved
to forego the scarf.
lie did not answer me, but there was
such a look of tenderness filling hit dark
handsome eyes, as hia lips dropped to
my forehead, that it wat as much as I
conld do to keep from crying outright..
But I hain't told you the. cream of ,
the story yet. At night, when he came
home to supper, he threw a little bun
die into my lap. Wondering greatly t
what it cauld be, I opened it, and there
(would you believe ill) was the scarlet
scarf, the very one I set my heart on at
Stuart's yesterday.
"Oh! Henry," I said, looking Up and
trying to thank him, but my lips trem
bled, and then the tears dashed over my
eyelashes, and he drew my head to hU -
heart, and smoothed down my curls, and
.i i. i ,
murmured tne oiu loving worus iu raj
I I. T rriml thrtf. a. Ions time: but.
oh! my tears were such tweet ones.
He is a strange man, my nusoana, oui
he is a noble one, too; and bis heart U
in the right place after all,' only it't a
little hard to find it sometimes, aua it
teemi to me my heart never said it to
deeply at it does to-night God blast
him. ' 1 ' "' '
at
I
:
by
my
to
Sebved him Kibht. A difference bf
ODinSon occurred between a lady aad a
gentleman, on the atreet, tha other day
day, in Jackson, Miss. Unamiible word
ensued, when the gent, grew Colt's latest
inventions, and fired mree or iourjum-.r
at the lady, missing her , everyime.-T,1;J
Whereupon she seized a Dricnoai, , lei .,
slip at her assailant's knowledge " ,bo ii .
and laid him sprawling upon the side-. ,
walk. We congratulate tue strongmind- -.
ed ladies of the North upon their having
an efficient representative In tha capital . '
of our State. Port Gibton Mi.) Rt-1
villi- ' '", ' ' ' ' ...
One of tub Mem. The Rockingham , '
(Va.) Register thus describes! citix.not
Pendleton county, Frederick Keisler oy- ;
name: . - '-';i.,',1
lit ia now in his - 88th. year; and hai
killed during hia life o'na thousand deerr
ten elk, three hundred bears; thirty paiio j
there, and fifty-three wolvesv.H.w a
a volunteer in the whisky inBurresJjqpjrf
and has e very young wife, with. twfiVj,
terestiBgjoungjjo
It i said of Gen- Jaqksorr,; thaVVW c-fl
a member of the Presbyterian -Church,
his success In" life had been id lndehOi .,
ed with , the Democracy, that he reg.td?d '
and complained of the clergy akHsto'-
crats.! 'Clergymen he called fipibhim'J'J
to adminietei religious consola'Uoti,' and' -'
to reconcile and prepare hire td 'die-Bad J
he tomplained jthat "lhy ii -ilot-'om !
to pray icith me, but for me, ..aiVJeab.
thottgh I was afraid and not prepared to
die, and did cot know that I am at the
very galea of death; their intentions axj
ood, but they ere aristocrat, lir,"

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