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HUGH KENKICK'S AV1LL,
THE STORY OF A POSY RING.
BY MAII'iAltRT in; XT.
Author cf "Thfl I.auhn Cadet;" "lliorni
croft' Ji'cti;" t. ita
"Flannel-petticoating!" said Lettiee "I
got enough of t ii nt ut home. I flannel
cttii'Miitfl and stockinged every old wo
mini in tlic place before I eumoaway. I
shall never forget how (ln!!'y tho air was
fir hours nfli'i' it wiim dvi'i ! ( "ii v" mo u
I"'k nii'1 nlnit the wiN'!"Wi, fur tlmHo 1 .ir.ln
if youi'H ili ufi'ii mi'. N'iw f."i to your nM
W'ltrvn. I am ri!l ril.t lien." '
Lucy uti'l Aunt K.-1ln r walko l infotlii!
villiipi. Tlicy wat.t.il to hco orm cf tin:
cuttatriTH who whs il-iin fume work for
tliO firnnu'" '(tal.li;;liincrit. Til'1 innHiiiitf
wiim i-till in f ill I fiuity. nn l tim ti'inli-r
lititH mi'l kIhuI'iwh on tim moiintiiin
fore tlii'in wi'i-c an fK.jiiihito ii-a.surt' to
Mil. 'J'h'ir J'lith lay tl,M:.-tl the WixmI,
ii ii. I ni'irt liivi-ly it wn.- t., wut'-li tlio Hiin-
li'llt folril.jr W)ly tljl-.iul, tjl WUV-
ii.tr frrt-fii l.iurt hIk.vo ar.'l to catch
(r!uiii;-r.H ,,( tin- si!v(-r-!-liinl;i(,' luki' un.l
thf sunlit mirts ftill rliiii'ii, to thi'iimun
taiii. "I.''ttiri ray.i i ll'- lj.t .-h thn coun
try, iiinl wimt.- iin- to .'.-! nway s 'im.'W licri',"
Hai.l Lucy; "l.ut. Aunt K.-i lu i , .l nsruak"
our lio!n'' li(-ri'. I lui'l no i tln-ri! wan
fiic.h a lovi.ly J I.ic- in tin-woill a thin.
I co'iM :: t l,rint':.-ysi-!f to l.'.ivc it."
Tb.'y ivai l...' 1 tin- ilia ami th" hoiis.i
of w'iij. fi t"!;cy wciu in M'ariih. A wliil.'-ca'-.l
Ciiml.i iau iliifiic, cli-aiily, cnuifly,
ainl iinlLstriviiiJ, Kit knitt iru.- in her own
lictijr".-'iic .ixh ; L.rr t-.-ut wan u fIiiL of
!.')' (-.'at.-. Mi.; t.ik thrin into licrc.it-
tajirc un.l into th- N'l-t i' which li.-ul
ijot known what an "i'.n wiinlow wan for
week. (iivy r-'at" waM plenty gr
;iioiit'h f r h i toMton, hut thy hi'lii-H
murt ko in.
"An. I how arc tiir.f.i wit!) you. Mis.
Cro.-thwai!.' f" in iiiir."l Aunt L.-tht-r, nh.'ii
tlic Liuiii-'ftH i '.ut of tl.- v ir-tt wii:i over.
"la a jiii.Mliiifc' way, ma'am; lio'hhi to
"You huve not I.-t your n.imrf yet," uil
'No, ina'iini !i.t y.'t- jt-i haj.M not ut
How is th;,t 1" nk.- l Aunt KKthcr, "I
thought Joll Wl:lv Mll'l' to h-t -such iiici-!-h.'I;h.
an'l sui'h a rjil.'ii-li'l vi.'w! Oh, you
arc sure to let th-m!"
"Well, ii.a'.u i. I may, l ut t lifn I may
not. Ai you not oiiij,' to sjienij the suin
mer here, Miss C'lavei-in, ma'am? I
hope yi .ii ilon't think it over ln.lij of me to
"I," saiil Lucy in seine surjirise; "yen, I
am u'":i:.' to stay here."
.-1..U ... . iui(jr
inn hto (
"Mo.it lik.'ly, ati'l j'crlunis uutumn nnu
w inter, ''.
Mrs. IWthwaite . 1 i . 1 not h.kaH if th;
news weie it.'oct ner a j .'I x it r ii- 1. 1 ner;
she mail'' asi'Ulul N'tWeen a low i.'rilllt
an 1 atri' an, airl sail, "Well, that i.-t u
-It it) so ietty here," sai, Lucy.
'Ye., it's pretty, there's no deriving
that!" The i-on-l WMiin's evert ha.l
straye.l away to i :v I
caser. in one r. 'l'tier, a') i i.
it.) ruefully at t hem.
e was look-
-What niee. e!ean-i.
sai'l Aunt K.-ther. -What
commercial travrl;r's t iii
"Nav, nay, t:othii.r '
a j a int
theyl Tlicy I ).! -i: to i..i
er h rnllf"! himself.
turs here last ear."
Lucy frit h i, ly ii.tr; , ' ,1 : ni.e llll-
estly hojidl that Aunt K.'.h. r vsoul 1 in t
ask his namr, f r '-hewa.-ih. 1 eritain
that the knew it. She want 1 to hear
"lie was an industrious (.'(-..tlct '" . -Early
and late and late and cai 'y, he wan
always on the pi. And the splendid pic
turs he did paint! It was ju-t for all tin
world as if you had shut up the trees and
mountains in a pirtur frame for anyone, to
"And you are expectinir him Iwck hern
I suppose J" said Aunt lather. "I am
plad of that."
-Wi ll. I expect him and I don't expert
him! You said you should he here till
the hack end. Miss t'lavevin-:"
Lucy felt a strange thrill of vexation
and discomfort. In u moment she had un
derstood all. This was where Mr. Rich
mond had lodirrd l.efoi'eand now hewant
ed to come aain, l.ut not it' she weie at
the fii'aiie;e. -My stay is uncertain," said
she : "I may pi sooner. I inilit I: 'ldi.r
ed to (.'o at once."
Mrs. Crosthwaite's face heightened visi
bly. "1 ssas sure you would never stop
tho whole year here! I said so" and
then she looked confused, and reddened,
as if ashamed she had said so much.
"I supN'se," said Lucy, artfully, "this
gentleman sometimes paints aUuit the
(iranpj in the pirdeuo and woods. I
daresay ho would feel more t'reo to p
about an he liken if the house, wow emp
ty!" "Yes, I think that's it."
Lucy was in great terror lent Aunt Ks
ther, who wa.-t manifestly much puzzled,
should ask hit) name. Hhe tnado her u
sign to nay nothing; slut did not want thin
Mrn. Crosthwaitt; to ho able to toll Mr.
Richmond that Miss L'lavi rinif had guess
ed who wanted to count. If possible, his
name must not lie mentioned between
them, "lie, perhaps, nukud you," said
Lucy, "to write and toll him when the
Iioubo wiw unoccupied again, and then ho
would ci fun and liuifdi what ho had be
gunf Did ho not " for now nho reinenr
liered that Mr. Fraser had told her that
Mr. Richmond whh busy with a large jiio
turo ho could not linisli,
"Ho did ho. Ho lHten iblo pet en ftettng
endways with it! Torriblu disappointed
at not being able to got on with it. It in
of great eotimvpionc.u to him, ho Nays, ami
I daro eay It lw, for you ueo io IiuhJiId living
ILLINOIS, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 8, 1882.
to get. Uphill work it must bo for him to
get his living with that, jioor gentleman."
'Of coursn I Hhould have, no objection
to liin painting in tlio garden or grotindH,"
wild Lucy j and then sho stopped to noo
how thiH sjieech allected, Mrs. C'rosth waite
that is, if nho know tint story and wan
bound down to Hecrosy. A certain fidget
iness, taken in conjunction with her si
lence, soon oatistied Lucy that thiH was
tho case, and that the good woman would
reveal nothing; so sho added, -lint no
doubt it in pleasanter to paint when the
Iiouho is shut up. There in less fear of
"There in less fearof interruption." ech
nod Mru. Crosthwaite. "Tha'n jun it Miss
Olaverinc, it's interruption he is so partic
ular afraid of."
"Well, it is ijuite. jiossible whether I like
it or not I may have to pi away from thin
I .lace, and that at once. f i do p,, j
Bhall not coinii hack until next year but
it all dermis on a letter, (food after
noon, Mrs. Crosthwaite! YoTl will dome
my work whether I go or stay, won't
"Lucy, I don't understand you a bit,"
said Aunt Kr-thor, as pooii us they were
outside. "I let you say what you liked
and held my tongue, for I saw you wi-med
me to do so, but do tell me what v.m
"Don't you understand ? Mr. Richmond
wants to conn; here to finish that drawing
Mr. rraser told im about, and he won't
cotne whilst I am heir!"
"Mr. Richmond, and Mr. Richmond's
mother, and Mr. Iiichmond'ti drawiiiL's aw
perfect nuisances," said Aunt Esther,
warmly. 'Wherever we pi, and what
ever WO do. wo Uie worried bv some ,,f
"I Won't stav here'" cried I.it.-v lii
drawmtrn are what he lives bv. If I lnno
prived him of his inheritance, I need
1 prevent him from earning hi) living."
"Surely there are l.lrnt v of i , laces where
he can liamt h'side tl.i "
"He has p,t his pictures half done, and
you don't know how these people place
their ln-artn nn i .articular l.h s: Mr
Fraser ban often talked to me al,ut that.
Anyh. w, reasonabh; or unreaM.ti;dile, he
shall have his way ; I cannot enjoy myself
now that I know that 1UV lieim here keri.s
Aunt Esther wan afraid fooi.nose ttiis:
- ii .
she saw that Lucy was resolute, and know
that whenever there wan a chance of u-
peasing her conscience, by making some
sacrifice for these Richmond'n she wan
immovable. Even Mrs. Ma-tyn could not
touch her. though she shaiiieneil mi. I
used every lmlt in her armory.
"Ihen you turn uh all out of your house
when we had come to pay you a long vin
it ?" said she in pretended unger and dis
may. "lear Lett ice, forgive me: von know
the reason. It can only happen once. He
ill come and finish what he ban begun
rm't&vy,J!,.nW'r return, or if he does.
away again to please him. Thin time lni-
i. . . .1..: l
tnor me you Know iiiai you unvineu me
to p-t away let us spend some of Mr.
KenricVs riches in u delightful tour. You
and Fhilip must lx; my quests while we
urn awav where shall wo fo'f lhouf-
fair now assumed & different as ct. L't-
tice no longer opiH.sedj in fact sue wa.
harmed with the idea. All the Mirty
were summoned to sit together in solemn
council at four o'clock that very afternoon,
to decide whither to pi and what to d'
Many were the proi.-nls made. Hne
were for orwav, some for Scotland, oth
ers for the Tyrol. Dalinutia and Cyprus
also received votes; but suddenly 1'hilip
Mostyn lime up in his strengh uud said,
Why stiouM we not go somewhere in
your yacht, Lucy?"
Lucy started ; she had forgotten she
had one. "Why of course wc w ill! What
a delightful idea!"
"Are we all good sailors?" asked Lettiee,
not unwisely. Nolmdy knew anything
tilxitit that tin' only way to answer the
ijuestion wan to go and see.'
"Let me co to llazolwnod, Lettiee. and
take care of your children while yoti are
away, said Aunt Esther.
"Indeed you shall not, cried Lucy
'When wo go away for pleasure you must
be one of us.''
"How long shall we be absent s"
"Until we are all tired."
"Where shall we go?"
"See how the wind is when we get on
"How does one set a yacht a going asked
"I'll mannire that," rot.lied Philip, and
ran away to write his orders.
The yai ht had ln-en set in motion, and
wan now unchorcd ut St. Malo under Fort
Solidor. Lucy and her sister were sitting
on a heap of shawls on the deck, sketch
ing the picturcsiue old dungeon. Mr.
Mostyn had gone into the town to look
about a little, and get tho Idiom ; Aunt Es
thor wan taking a naji, and calling it "just
running hereyeovera novel. Lucy sHikc.
"I do wonder at any one who can aMbrd a
yacht, ever living on shore! I never felt
so happy or comfortable anywhere an 1 dw
"Ther were Home cotnforlHlo lie had at
Calder Orange," on id Lei licit.
"Oh, ypHjlmt thin Ih hucIi a delightfully
free, indi'iieiident life. Just think of hav
ing a floating house of one's own, with all
one's home com for tit almtit one, and being
able, to anchor it a..ywhoro ami put on
one's hat and go and see tho life of anoth
er couutry and come back in un hour of
two, to a movable bit of old England. It
Is soinethlmr ton fiiMeiuatinirl From the
first moment I came on hoard and saw tl.3
captain and his twelve nice blue ji rneyi-d
men with 'Dorothea' embroidered on tnelr
hrenfllH, all ready to lake uh into any iort
In tho world, and to give their liven for us
and tho 'Dorothea.' if It were neeuen, i
felt at homo and hajy. It Ih a iileiumre
to me every time my eyes full on tnai ex
nuinltely clean deck." '
"Uml I feel ollondo.l when they mop tip
my poor little Msttu If I happon to
comeback with a damp Loot."
"I don't. I like their devotion to their
'lock. I dropped my paint brush an hour
ago, and I lielievo the mate wan afraid it
would make a dint in tho boards. I am
mire ho wan, he looked so anxious."
Tho "Dorothea" woo a beautiful sjci
men of what tho Messieurs White and
Lapthoriie can do. Many a time, her
frkippor, who saw in her a realization of
every U'auty dreamed of by imcl or paint
er, who loved her as men love their wives
and children, who justified his love by de
claring there was nothing she could not
do but speak many a time he sighed and
paid, "Sho would have been absolutely
perfect if her musts had lieon ono inch
nearer together!" Tho "Dorothea," no
called after "tho other Miss Clavering,"
was a schooner of 1-10 tons, and her crew
consisted of tho captain and twelve Bail
ors. Since Lucy and her rty came on
board they had Been many a picturesiiue
place. They had lightly skimmed the
surface of a ierfectly smooth sea when
they crossed from Cowes to Dieppe. They
had sailed to Havre, and had run inland
to see Rouen, and had run back again in
a fright U'cause the inn-book lxiro tho
name of Robert Merivale on its last page.
"One in ho safe in one's own yacht!" said
Lin y, when she thought of his proximity
to herself. "He cannot come here."
Lettiee watched Lucy most narrowly
after this remote encounter, She did not
seem to lie so much disturbed by it as
might have been exjiected. She had been
toC aeii and CherlKitirg, Jersey and Ouern
sey, since, and had enjoyed herself in all
these places, and now she seemed quite
happy w ith her "paints and pajiers." The
saloon of the "Dorothea" wan already very
pretty. Lucy wan trying to make it Ktill
prettier by painting some of the panels.
She had done one uud was now throwing
herself heartily into the work. "Lettiee,"
said she, "I want to get tothe (irand Ley.
I am sure we should get the best view
there; It-sides, we ought to see Chateau
"You must go lu the gig, then," said
Philip, who had just returned with a
handful of letters and pajiern. "It is no
end of a longand tiresome way through
the town; besides, yuu would neither of
you like the queer little bridge between
St. S-rvanand St. Malo,"
The Lout wits lowered and they started,
and while Philip entertained Lettiee and
Aunt Esther with extracts from his let
tern, Lucy admired the stately island
town with its long walls and many towers.
It was a long pull to the firand Hoy.
"You are right in thinking the view must
be grand from there," said Philip looking
up ut the great rocky islet. "It must Ixj
The sea near St. Malo is full of these ti
ny islands after St. Malo itself this is tho
hirgeat and steepebt. On the side where
they were uUmt to land, it descends to the
shore in a series of short precipices, end-
i;p;Jn ?..n'rAt.'u."ifn,'incr.i(;t!i'lTiiey is no
island, but rises in craggy steepness from
the ruck-strewn shore. A tract of sand
divides it from St. Malo. It is a wet and
stony walk, but tho first part of the way
in made more easy by a roughlv-btiilt.
narrow, low, stone causeway. An expedi
tion to the (irand Hey, unaccompanied by
a bout, is not without its dangers; for
when tho tide is risng, peoplo may walk
almiit on the sands on three sides of the
island, and be wholly unaware that tho
sea is stealing in liehind them, and that
all return to tho maiulaud will erelong bo
cut oil. Ino low causeway is sixm cover
ed, and becomes a snare to those who ro
mcmk'r it, and, instead of scaling tlio
heights above, attempt to wade along it.
Each year brings its record of those who
have done this, and, confused by the in
coming waves and by their own alarm,
have missed the narrow way and fallen
into deeper water. The chanco of climb
ing the hill remains after all hope of es
cape by the causeway is gone; but even
this last chance is gone before the sands
are entirely covered. Our party knew
nothing of these dangers. Tho lmat pull
ed up to the shore, a sailor jumped out
nd drew it in, and once more all touched
land. The tiijo was rising but there was
little or no sign of it yet only a little
brisk activity amongst the white-crowned
waves outside. "Co.ne back for us in
uUmt two hours and a half," said Philip to
the sailors. "You will lo ready then,
won't you, Lucy t" Lucy having assent
ed, he added carelessly, "I supoHe by
that time the causeway will lie covered?"
"Aye, sir,, covered deepenough, and with
forty or fifty feet of water!"
"Why that will bring the hou up to up
to whore?" for the assertion ho had ls'gun
ended in an inquiry.
"Up to tho very top of the second flight
of steps. Keep those stopB in tdght, sir,"
said tho man, earnestly. "If you stay
down on the sands, mind that you see that
your way up the stepH Is clear, and what
ever you do, sir, don't let any of your la
Philip nodded, ho knew there were high
tides in that region, but ho had no idea
that they rose as high as tho man seemed
to say. And yet he had seen the water
mark that morning on tho great sea walls
at St. Malo. However, he at ouco ad
dressed himself to the task of looking af
tor his parly. Tho knit, meantime, was
making its way to St, Main.
"It is dilllcult to believe that water can
rise so fast," said Lucy. "Let us stay
down here ami watch it awhile."
"It won't be hero for another halt-
hour," said Philip, who had asked some
questions of tho sailors; ho they wandered
ul out a little, and picked up shells, and
waited to sou tho causeway covered. With
a iH.ut coining back for them in two hours
or so, they felt hulc undent of all stealthy
surprises, If only they kept tho way u
tho rock in view.
Tho sou crept nearer and nearer it was
wrapping itself round th Grand and
still it lofj. shore enough to havo tempted
llioin to wander if they had not town
warned against doing so. It camo still
nearer. They heard .i ominous "swlsn
vhlch denoted Ifloreasud activity in the
water, and before long, ono wave Bent a
thin silvery wash over the causeway.
"Uy Jove, but it does come quick
ly," cried Philip; "you girls would not
get on shore now, without being knee-deep
in water, if you ran ever so fast," for now
stronger and stronger waves poured in,
and the causeway was covered.
At this moment, just as they wero ob
serving how much tho space which was
left them was diminishing, a gentleman
with an open sketching folio, and hustily-cntight-up
color-lm hastily ran across
the sands to them, and cried in vexed
surprise: "Why the causeway is covered
what is to 1 done?"
"Yes; we havo been watching the wa
ter cover it," said Philip coolly.
"And I have leen watching you, and
thinking I might safely stay where I was,
so long as your party was here I meant
to Wat a retreat the very moment you,
who were watching the place, moved"
"We are going up the hill." said Philip.
"I am afraid we must go at onee, tx.
We have a boat coming for us in two
'Oil, a boat!" said the stranger; I ought
to have thought of that! Pray excuse my
stupidity. Well, it is only a little more
water than I expected that is all" and
without loss of time, he promptly began
to pack up his folio I fore undertaking
his wet walk.
"It is far tx deep for you to venture,"
said Aunt Esther.
"It is nut safe!" said Philip. "Will you
accept a place in our boat ? You will only -have
to wait two hours for it. Wo shall
bo very glad to 1 of service to you."
"Thank you," said tin; stranger, "I ac
cept most gratefully I shall lie very glad
to see the view from shore again. Hut if
we do not go there soon, wo shall havo
some wading to do even heie." That was
true. Viciouu little white-edged pools
were swirling in on one side vigorous
waves on the other and without wasting
another moment the whole party hastened
to the path leading to the summit. Some
times it was a path, some! hues a flight of
broken and irregular stone steps, and by
this they ut last reached the top, which
waH nothing more than a bit of wild pas
ture land. How the cows got up these
rough steps they themselves best knew,
but one or two were there; and there
were some sheep, too, ami here and there,
amongst the grass, patches of sweet wild
thyme and clover for them to eat.
"One requires to study thj map," said
the new comer, "to understand this rush
of water. They have the same kind of
thing at Bristol, I lidieve. There is
something almost terrible about tides
which rise fifty or sixty feet high."
"If such a tide oame suddenly on our
S. in th Coast, all the marine parades and
terraces which aro built along it would bo
"And a good thing, too!" cried the
stranger. "What hjdcwttieKiing around
the island! It's my belief that in another
fifty years or so, all England will lie girt
with ono uniform row of stuccoed and
handsomely facaded houses, w ith cards hi
the windows to say that lodgings may bo
Well, from ono jxiint of view, that would
I much more convenient," said Mrs. Mos
tyn. "It would be easier to get lodgings.
It is such a trouble now one never knows
where to go and when one does got into
comfortable rooms one only catches scar
let fever in them.'
"But w hat would become of our pretty
sea-side places ? Tii. ieare some still."
"They must share the fat of all other
lieautiful things in this most destructive
age," said the stranger. "That cannot lie
prevented; but when in the pursuance of
ugliness and money-making the whole is
land is encircled hy those terraces, I don't
see w hy a check should not lo put on a
spread to infection in this way let every
illness have a district of its own let the
names of these districts easily indicate
where they aro to lie found. Let us have
a Measlevillo, "whero suhVrcrs from that
malady may go; a Scarlatina Town for an
other class, and so on."
"Iiut," cried Lucy, "if this terrace runs
all round the country, tho various kinds
of invalids will meet and catch each oth
er's illnesses at the end houses of each
"Oh, no, they won't I Tho terraco can
not bo quite round. Some natural bar
riers are sure to intcrjMise; and besides,
if the patients do come in contact with
each other in that way, even that is let
ter than living in the same house as they
often do at present. Hut see how that
gleam of sunlight turns everything into
a delight! St. Malo looks quite splendid
now that there is a touch of rose-color on
"What a wonderful place it is!" said
Lucy. "So strong and stony; and those
forts on the other islands are flue, too."
"Yes; but 1 daresay those spiky rocks
which crop up everywhere in tho bay
would, in case of need, do just aa much to
defend the place as any of tho forts. Oh,
do look at tho differenco tho sunshino
makes! Hefore it came, St. Malo, with its
trimly-restored walls and towers and
nearly squared stones, was but a dull
thing to look on, and now it is divine."
"Yes; and havo you noticed that bed of
sea pinks behind you there on tlio hill
side, with the sun shining through
"They are liko crimson fire! We aro
going to have a splendid sunset."
Mrs. Mostyn called them to see Cha
teaubriand's ugly tomb. "It is a lonely
placo to bo buried in," said aho "I don't
"Not lonely at all, to my mind," said ho;
'with tho wind blow ing freely over it, and
the sun shining down, and tho waves mak
ing their music below, it seems to mo the
very place for a jwH't's grave."
'I suppose," said Mrs. Mostyn. "the real
truth is, that I don't want to le burled
anywhere. All places are dismal when
we look on them in that light."
"If we have done anything, worth do
ng," eald the stranger, "I do not see that
It la sv hard to die. I should hute to die
if I had not at least tried to do some
thing." "Certainly," said Mrs. Mostyn, "only
don't make it so hard and painful to livo
as it is to dio. I mean, don't make life too
much of an effort and struggle."
"It is meant to bo an effort and a strug
gle," said lu; "there is rest, and more
than enough of rest when we conio to
that!" and ho pointed hastily to the lonely
Lucy looked at his strong and earnest
face. She wondered what kind of work
he tried to do. She did not think he was
likely to fail in it. His face was full ot
kindness as well as strength. The rest
of tho party having moved a step or two
up tho brnk again Lettiee always did
run away from all "dismal talk" Lucy
said, "Is it wrong to ask you what work
you wish and try to do!"
Ho smiled and his smile was a particu
larly delightful one, and contained a warm
recognition of her symjiathy. "My work,"
said he, "is to try to make jieoplo admire
Ood's work more. Every bit of nuture
which is left urfsiKiiled by man' s greedi
ness, or wickedness, or stupidity, has
something noble or grand in itsome
thing divine left in it. The skies and
clouds, which man cannot meddle with,
are always magnificent. I try to trans&r
to paper Home of tho lieauty I see gen
erally tho most beautiful things aro tho
"That is true," said Lucy; "the sky we
admired so has changed already."
"Yes. Is it not wonderful to think that
day by day nay, minute by minute na
ture sets a painted poem before us, wheth
er any ono is there to see it or no?"
"And you want to get more and more
peoj tie to see and enjoy it?"
"Yes, and to lake pleasure in the ways
of quiet j.eacefulness, and think it a dis
grace to blot out any part of this revela
tion from alxtve for mere gain."
"Explain a little," said Lucy.
"I don't wunt to stop trade, of course,
but still this wanton destruction of all
lieauty the moment trade steps in is very
hateful! I am viewing things as an art
ist, of course ; but there is no doubt that
men's characters are degraded with the
degradutiou of the scenery around them.
Hoth as a man and an artist I grieve over
the crushing out of the sweet pastoral
life of the land, which gives us instead of
homely, contented husbandmen, men who
burn down their masters' houses and don't
mind whether a servant or two are left in
them or not. You saw that account in tho
newspaper the other day!"
"Then you preach the gospel of beauty,
and think if people attached more value,
to it they would lie better!"
"Of course they would that is an un
"I am so much obliged to you for talk
ing to mo," Baid. Lucv...huiAi'iuny7 uno
added; and then sho blushed, and was
afraid it was very xld of her to speak ho,
while he hxiked at her and for oue wish
ed he wan a figure pninter.
"'Paint beautifully!'" said he; "oh no,
I only try. I wish I did not make such
failures! However, the greatest wish I
havo is to paint a goixl picturejnome day."
Lucy looked down. She found herself
wishing she could sometimes bo near him
to help him or at any rate to hear hhn
talk. "Peoplo who work in the spirit you
do," said she, "do not often faiL"
They moved slowly away from the tomb
by which they had been standing, and
went back to the top of the hill. "Aro
you going to paint here!" said she, and
she spoke very reverently; she was think
ing perhaps she herself would now paint
lietter after talking to him and hearing his
aim in art. Then sho said, "I should so
like to see some of your work."
"You would think me an imixistor. who
talked of great things, and did but little
She shixik her head. She did not le
lieve that. ,
Philip had sauntered away, and was
switching off tho heads of some thistles.
He appeared to be completely happy.
Mrs. Mostyn was just settling herself
down with her back to the view, and tho
third volume of a very commonplace nov
el. She flourished it in Lucy's eyes, and
said, "You see, Miss Lucy, I am provided.
I know what going sketching with you,
is sitting hour after hour, with nothing
"Can't you 1.x k at tho view I am going
to try to sketch ! it is supposed to bo
worth looking at, or I should not want to
do it," said Lucy, w ho now felt sketching1
from nature to lie a much more imixirtaut
and dignified occupation than she had
"I havo looked at it I can't always
bo looking at the same thing! Como, sit
down, and begin! 1 am quite happy here,
and if I want to boo more of tho view, I
can study your sketch."
Lucy sat down. Hhe was rather vexed
with Lottioe's tone of mind. After all,
she said to herself, it is very bad. to l
so much with people whose tone is low!
It would have lieen far lietter for me if I
had been moro with some ono like our
new friend. lie stirs up all my lietter
thoughts. Sho liogan her sketch. The
stranger retreated and began to study
thu scone before him. Presently ho, ton,
sat down, and liegan to sketch, or make
notes. Then Lucy looked at him. His
keen, earnest eyoH were fixed on sky and
land he was thinking only of thorn, and
she could watch him unpereelved. "I
liko him," she said to herself; "I like
hhu immensely! He is very handsome
but how could he help it with those
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