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THE DAILY CAIRO BULLETIN: SUNDAY . MORNING. DECEMBER 21 JS82.
A PHANTOM BRIDE.
By tie Author of "Tug Icjj Car
'Ki'ct ciiow-Mivin' il;irk-bntUen."
ri'luriM'.! thu HiiM, j.'iil'i''.,', witlci-rycil
and (iU'ii-iiiiutlii'vl, rouiiil tliu luxiin-oiisly-tiiiiiislK
it roiHii, aiut tlii'ii at its
(iccii);ints imlividualiy inul colk'ct-
Tlio llifi'L voiins nit'ii burst into a
roar f lii'.mlitVr nt thi.s uncxpt(t'(l sal
ly, whilo .Mrs. Davids explaincu, Willi
natural indignation, that -th' yomifr
rubbish had bud tin', iinnidenai lo w
ittniid (Mi a solitary ln'ttlu or two aa
Ihoiu'h any London' lotcliiiiK could bn
t'xpcew i to In; I'ri't' sit li, ifttiit' alono
that vi'iiul doubt tbt'iv wa.-i a dial
queerer livt'-siorU ciislomi r.t located i'
miss's licdn.'oin 'savin' tin1 mark!) as a
"Well, but now tell us,'' said Dick,
wboii the burst of merriment had Hiib
cided, and the child, with one fnisror in
her mouth, stood ftarinK stolidly at
him. "what were you really up to last
niuhl, bel'ore the hobby found you?
Von were in the .Strand, 'sperninttly, fit
eisiht o'clock, arid here in l'iccadilty tit
half-past one. What were you about
meanwhile? Where had von coino
from? Where were you off to? In
short, what was your littlo pamcV"
"I wur vi' Mafu'ot. She. druvH n Lor
Rin an' I jilays tiimbnoreen, nn' kleets
thp ha'pence when we cits any."
Mrs. Davids, at this juncture, ilo
pospd in an undertone to the existence
of the said instrument of warfare,
v hid), she bade; leave to observe, cave
"a ceiling colorin' of truth'' to the
child',- storv, 'which otherwise, no
doubt, wur nioos.tiiiirliiuis lies.
'Xot neccHMtrilv,' Mrs. Davids,'' re-
toiled Dick with unwonted severiiy.
"And now." tuiniiur ai:ain to thechild,
"wlio's Marmot ? Your mother, I sup
pose?" "Xoa-mi milhei's dead. She loan'd
me t' Margol 'lore she died, three yt ar
or more ao."
"And where were you going last eve
ning?" "Dunno; a ('hiisiiiassiii' siitnwherc.''
"And what's becoiue of Mai'iM?"
'J lie child shook her head and paused
a moment indecisively before reply
ing: "Dunno; 'specs she's of! a'in. She
she stopt, spent like, a bit furder up
th' sthreet, an' I I jist cut an' run. I
I wur that, tired," tshe supplemented
falteringly, as though conscious that
some apology or explanation of this in
dependent course of fiction on tier nail
would forthwith be demanded, "an I
I wanted t' luko a' mi thrippenny-bit,
-an' an' Marjrot were dooiucet bad t'
"Well done, little one'" rejoined Du
delle. laiiRhing heartily. "In plain
English then, having (leUrmincd to
give the enemy the slip, you deserted
when occasion served!"'
The i'..!! nodded her head, with so
knowing and confidential an air, that
the three young men laughed again in
chorus, whilst the housekeeper silently
shook her head, and opined in niagi.ste"
rial tones "that little purls as did so
nivver coined to much good, as miss "nd
mabbee, do well to bear in mind!"
"Y'ou suppose, then, that M argot con
tinued her journey without you, eh?"
proceeded Dick, resuming "the cross
examination of the prisoner at the
bar," as Curtis observed to Dudtlla
"Yes, sir; I hided."
Here Greta nodded with something
of a triuinpbtuit air.
"And if the hobby hadn't stumbled
across you, what should you have done
when you woke this morning. ch?-and
found the sun shining, and no breakfast
ready? Ah! you'd have forthwith dis
appeared into the nearest baker's prob
liley, and had a jolly 'blow out' on the
strength of that tbrcpenny-piece, 1
shouldn't wonder. Would 'you have
spent it all? or kept the small chaugo
with an eye to dinner?'' J lick qii"s
tioned sapiently. "
"I should ha' kep' it all the thrip
penny, as it wur?" returned Greta w itli
decision; "an' a begun an' singed in v
way back t' Ivy-lane, till I'd gottn'il
"Not a bad move!" chorussed Dud' 'lie
and Curtis approvingly. "And then,
little one, what when you reached Ivy
lane?'' Hut Greta stared silently, and with
sullen disdain, at the propoimdcr of
this (juery for one long moment; then
turned eyes of mute interrogation
towards Carlisle, plainly indieatingthat
she challenged the right of any other to
cross-examine her on crucial points.
Dick could not resist a smile, i he
child's meaning was so obvious.
"Well, why did you want to get back
to Ivy-lane? What did you intend to
do when you arrived there?''
"Down liosweil-conil theer's a 'ou.se
wheer we lodg'd; nn' an' a Italiang w i'
white mice, an' binds i a cage; air he
lie ax'il me one day if I'd go 'long
wi' 'im. an'-an' I would an, all!" she
finished abruptly, glancing round ih-tl-antly.
"I'd ha' sing'd fur 'iiu inslid o'
"Well, but if he too had turned out
'reet had" to ymt like Margot, what
then, my strong-minded little wom
an?" "Thin I'd ha' io:t im an' all!" re
turned the child lahnlv, stretching
forth one grimy baud, and stroking ad
in'ringlv the cushioned hack of Dick's
armchair, in a manner which ex
fited peremptory rebuke, from Mrs.
Infinitely amusing as thntbreo young
men found the general proceedings, yet
Curtis interrupted at this juncture, re
minding Dick that he had ordered a
haiiF-oni lor a quarter before eleven; so,
if he meant to start nt that hour he'd
better forthwith arrive ut home deter
mination respecting the ultimate dis
posal of tills precious kH, whom Du
delle further profanely stigmatised as
"a devilish iieer customer."
"Take her down with you to l!urn
ham," suggested Curtis; "u nice Christ-mas-liox
for your mater; she'd be de
lighted, I feel sure!''
"Ah, hut you see I'm not going di
rect," returned Dick .smiling. "I've no
end of ronunissioiiH to execute In town
first. 1 sha'n't start much before three
"How are you going'," questioned
Dudelle lazily, rising and walking to the
window as ho spoke.
"I shall tako a hansom from Chin ing
Cross; it's not more than a three hours'
spin by road, straight across .Hurries
Common. The nearest station, on the
other hand, in full live miles from the
vicarage, und when one gets In it's ten
chances to one that there's any convey
ance to be got. (So I tlnd it simplest lo
cab it down-half-a-sov does the
"A nice eold drive though a day like
tliis!" opined Curtis, phuddcring. "An
awful fag, 1 should no v. do it as vou
may, with tho lino and the roads under
"What timo Bhall you get in?" asked
"Oh, something before six, I hope.
Meanwhile," turning to iMrs. Davids,
"what's to bo dono with this brat?"
A variety of suggestions were imme
diately forthcoming; Dudelle, Curtis
and the housekeeper each propounding
some different theory. Dick listened
respect fully enough; Greta herself
meanwhile manifesting the most rapt
1'ifiallv the arrival of "an 'ansom fur
Mister Carlisle," announced hy Jenkins
with duo emphasis, necessitated an
abrupt termination of this 'judicial in
vestigation," as Dudelle phrased it. and
a hasty decision of the point immedi
ately under discussion; uud on Mrs,
Davids venturing to remind Dick that
"th' policeman wur to call before
noon, it was agreed that Greta should
be forthwith consigned to his sale
keeping, to be lodged over Christmas,
at any rate, in the district union.
"You'll like that, Greta, sha'n't you,
eh?" questioned Dick rPussiinnVly.
" You'll have a good tire, and roast beef
and pluin-rudding, like the rest of us,
on Christmas Day; and when 1 ret
back to town I'll come and look after
you and see w hat had best ho done on
your behalf, w hether we shall send you
back to Margot, or get you put to
After a moment's hesitation the child
notilied aequiescemr in these geneial
statements hy divers shrewd nod: of
her saiif little'head. Then each gentle
man presented her with a Mirer coin a.i
a Christmas-box "not to spend, hut to
save!" Dick protef-led and the confer
ence somewhat abruptly terminated to
the entire s-.tisfaetion fipp.-rieutiy of
J5nt no one guessed that king hefor
the arrival of lVliecman , before even
Dick's hansom rolled oil, Givia had
slipped stealthily out of the kitchen
door, up the area-steps, out at the open
gate, round the comer, .ind nvs iv--away,
far bi vond pur-uii. in less
time than it takes me to wiile thesa
A l'l.IULol'S JOVilXi V. .
"Deed sir. but I've not a notion v.r-rr
we here!"' opined cably in dejected
tones. a- pulling Irs lior.-e iijT-br'ipi'y,
he opened tl. j trip at the top of tfm
cab, : ol thus spi.miiirily aroused Dick
Dick, v b", villi his fur-lined ulster
buttoned "ii to
thrust ii. I" eai-skiti ni" es. ant a i :i v
skiu ru'j wrapped round hn h'-'.s. had
been de.'-Mg complacently for an hour
past, li'vlles ef the iM-'xii lies of his
.lobii. ti-e relejities oj.; .'-;iioii of tho
elements, and the d t ( : 1. .-nii e s of pro
"Holloa! you don't mean that?" a:) he
roused himself now with a Mart.
"Draw up the window, and let's have a
look where we are."
i. i to i.
f mil uick was scarce. v prepares ior
the scene which forthwith met his
"The devil!" he ejaculated vairnek,
staring to Tight, to left, before, hehn.d;
"why it must have been snowing ever
since we left town; and. judging from
the appearance of things in general in
this quarter of the glebe, it is but fair
to conclude it has been snowing here,
without intermission, at any rate since
the first nf. June, liy the living Jingo,
cabby! tire you sure you' e nut taken a
mean advantage of' my slumbers to
drive straight ahead to 'Siberia or the
t'olur ri'fii iliuV 11, vn ililnn .liuvn ami
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scarcely move! and when I've stretched
my legs on trrrn fn-mn I shall be able to
hazard a suspicion of where we may
happen to be!''
J !!. '.- injunctions were obeyed, but
hnc -tigat'on onlv served to prove ti.e
1io eh :-..;iess of tbi' Miuatioii: ford.ws
pal, even in town, the snow bad "hod"
ami since noon to-day it had been bill
ing heavily i rji. the country roads had
been coi verted into one traeklss plain
of uni r-illen snow, with here and t lie re
a st iinled leiiih ss tree, a buried bed re
row, or the topmast bars of a wayside
pate, to diversify the prospect. White,
spotless white as far as the eye could
reach aye! and how much farther? for
the snow was beating steadily earth
wards still, in a slanting sheet which as
effectually obscured the heavens above
as the surrounding world.
"Are we across the common?'' ques
tioned Dick with genuine anxiety.
"Aye, that we just are, sir, so far as
I make out; hut I've lost my reckon
ing, I'sc tree to confess, although as
man and boy I've kiiowed Jinnies Com
mon an' round about for a matter o'
"Wluit a fool I was to go to sleep!"
soliloquized Dick in an undertone;
"and you trust to "
"Sleep or no sleep," interrupted cab
by indignantly, "I suppose you've no
better eyes i' your head than any other
man, eh? an' ve can see devilish bltle
further i' th" dark than tlv best amang
us. An' whin maw's drivin' like a
shower o" live frogs i' your faee, u-whi.-t-lin'
i' yer ryes, an"' a uuiiihin' o' th'
nape o' your peek, its uncommon hard,
I can tell yer, t' distinguish w i,i;(; from
black, or riirht from left for tint mat
ter, i Ian it's all str.;i:,ht I'at saii:n'
like. 'J'alk o' I'ic't-stieet blocks, er
Mansion House crowds o' Lord Mavo;'.-!
day; five me dangers o' that foi-t to
grapple wi', sa 1. im" keep jer country
roads an' Chiissennas iinow'-slornis fur
sicb a.i fancies thini an' that's not
Hut Dick, having already arrived at
the conclusion that no amount of vitu
peration directed either ngainst tlie ele
ments, himself, late, or the cabman,
would assist t heiu m this ciucigi ncy,
wisely refiained from being draw n into
nrgiimeiit even on so wide a subject as
the comparative nn-iitsiof u Ciiv block
versus wayside th solution. He. con
tented himr.elf bv trying to discover
their present longitude and latitude, by
a somewhat ohslruse cidcnlutn n as to
how long a time had elapsed .since they
had passed the Jiluu Jloar, tioni thu
Portals of which excellent hostelry cub
by declined a si ream of w.muth and ra
diance had Is.aied, which had made, an
indelible in pn siou upon his mind.
Finally, having convinced the raD
ninii thai they eou'd not lie nioio lhan
hall a mile distant from the confines of
Hurnham, Dick resumed his place In
side, lighted a cigar, wrapped the rugs
more closely round him, and, directing
cabby to bear well towards the rlbt,
resigned himself to ciu'iinistances not
without serious niisnivings, however,
for the evening was already dark as
midnight, und whilst the sno'w contin
ued to descend in thn pit ileus- fashion,
it was only bv eiunn e tliev could even
hope tost unihle along in tlu lightdi
rection. Presently, however, the wretched
horse was urged forward at a trot, and
Dick could bear the unhappy driver al
ternately coaxing and iiiiathcinatNiitf
tho poor beast, his "lucky stars,'
"ChrissermiiHses" In general, "an this
Chris; ennus' Kvo o' ail good an' bad
eves ' which he'd ever chanced to hear
tell;" and, indeed, tho younjf man
could not wonder, his own plight
seemed comfortless enough, but the
condition of the man outside, ho re
flected, must he pitiable in the extreme.
Dick had just arrived at tho conclusion
that he must have been worse than
mad to have undertaken tho journey
knowing the country wns under snow,
w hen suddenly a jolt, a lunge, an inde
scribablo shock, and behold! the vehicle
landed on its side, tho poor horse down,
struggling frantically between tho
shafts, and buried up to tho girths in
a snow-drift; Dick himself unhurt, only
somewhat stunned by the shock of tho
disaster, and bruised about tho shoul
ders hy tbo force with which ho had
been precipitated from one side of tho
cab to the other.
lie called aloud to cnbbv, hut as there
was no response tho young man fought
his way out as best he rniirbt, to find,
when landed on bis feet, that the vehi
cle had shed a wheel, tho horso had
stumbled beneath the shock of the con
sequent overthrow, whilst the man was
not apparently, for Dick looked around
for him in vain.
Tho poor fellow had. indeed, heen
roughly pitched out of bis seat head
foremost, and now lay numbed, stun
ned and insensible, almost buried in tho
drifted snow, which treacherously cov
ered an adjacent ditch; but some long
moments elapsed before Dick even suc
ceeded in discovering his whereabouts;
meanwhile the horse plunged and strug
gled frantically, vainly seeking to ex
tricate itself from tho traces and brok
en shafts, to tho imminent peril of hfo
The young man glanced desparingly
around; then he laughed aloud, for des
pite tho undoubted terrors of the situa
tion, it appeared to him an element of
the ludicrous was not altogether want
ing. Tor be knew himself Ui be within
a few miles of the great modern liahj -Ion
ou the one hand, and tho snug vic
arage on the other. The hour was not
yet six, find "at homo" without doubt
"the girls" w ere preparing for tea; tho
fire blazed, the lights were lit, all things
wore a festive air, out of compliment
no loss to tho season than the anxiously
expected guest. Meanw hile Dick told
biiiKelf it'was by no means improbable,
thin Chi i ''Unas fcvo would be his last mi
earth, for ho felt convinced ho should
never survive the long night 'sexposure
to the fro.-t and snow if he were des
tined to remain in present: quarters un
til morning, yet circumstances seemed
to render ' hopeless and preposterous
the inf re notion of reaching home that
( )ne of the carriage lamps fortunately
yet biae.l hi ighllv, or the condition of
iti" hapless travellers would have hi en
additionally pitiable. Dick went roond
to the horse's head, and released it
fro.ii no nni'-h of the galling harnesa as
mn- practicable; but "finding the poor
hi ate too deeply buried in the snow to
lender any attempt to raise it feasible,
lie o nhuted himstlf by loosening itd
girths and unstrapping the shafts, leav
ing the unfortunate beast to subsido
gradually, as it grew numbed mid
evh tested by its struggles in tho drift
Then Dick took the lamp in his own
still hand, and, having thawed his froz
en lingers by contact 'with tho heated
glass, proceeded in search of the hap
less driver, whom he presently discov
ered at a distance of souif half-dozen
yards buried up to Ins armoits. and ev
idently sens'.-',! SS-if not, indeed, al
ready dead, reflected Dick, with an om
inous thrill at his heart.
Hut even to read, the man's side was
in itself a m uter of no small d:!li-;ul!v.
1'iinhng the snow give way beneath his
feet, and perceiving the grisly tops of
some bushes havd-by Dick at onco
jimtecd lo the conclusion that tic poor
nhiov had heen precipitated into a
H-ow-'-overi'd ditch, whence Ins extri
fanoii was likely to prove no ea.-y mat
ter. Carlisle was bravo of heart as
.tt.ut of liiob. vet the reader will sceree
ly be surpi is, i.l to learu that a sudden
han,1 h ss dread took possession of him
us he glanced rppealiugly around, as
taou,:h vainly imploring help Horn
earih and heaven, whilst the hitter
w.inl ah me mime reply, soughing deris
ively among the trees which uprose
hero r.ud there at long intervals, mak
ing Hie landscape seem, if possible,
but the more grim and forbidding.
The s-now, however, had temporarily
cc;wa, which was in itself no saiafl
ni;t;g.uii.iiof the young man's misery,
lie ci. old now at any rate take a survey
of the scene for some' distance on either
side, and perceiving a wooden gate a
icw yards to the rizht. justly conclud
ed that it must mark the entrance to a
field beyond, commtinicntirnr by a slip
of laud spanning the ditch with the
in.r.n road. So he forthwith turned his
steps in that direction, and prodding
the snow with his umbrella, which in
this emergency proved invaluable, he
found that it was here onlv some few
inches deep; so he stumbled easily
enough across to the gate, whence,
clinging to the snow-dad bushes, he
groped his way alomr the back of the
ditch towards the still motionless fig
ure, which seemed gradually sinking,
as the lightly drifted snow gave way by
slow deyrocB beneath his weight anil
Arrived within arm's reach of his dis
abled comrade, still Dick hesitated. It
seemed that by plunging bodily into the
snow he would sink beside the man,
mid thus render himself altogether pow
erless Vet to see a fellow creatine ex
tended motionless as death, within a
couple of yards of one's ow n hand, and
yet make no effort to rescue him. was
too terrible a contingency to be even
momentarily contemplated. Again
Dick glanced riesparindy. around ah!
was it possible? or did Ins eyes deceive
nm. lor a3 he gazed it seemed to
him. that on tho far tide of the hedge,
some distance in advance, a moving fig
ure w;,s distinguishahle-a fihort muf
fled figure, shapeless, formless, plough
nil,' through the snow; whither man,
boy or beast, Dick could not say-only
it was receding steadily from view,
casting strange shadows on the snow.
Ho raised his voice; he, shouted again,
and yet again:
"Help, hdp!" ho wildly cried; "for
tho lovo of Heaven, help! ,'i helpless fellow-creature
lies perishing in tho
Hut answer there was none, nnlv a
dreary derisive eidio, which seemed to
mock his impotent frenzy, and render
the desolation of the wenu yet more
pitiably oppressive. Dick turned again
toward the prostrate man. H.i! surely
now he stirred; that shout had pene
trated his numbed brain. Awaking
slowly from his trance ho opened his
eyes and st ared blankly round.
"Heaven bo praised!"' cried Dick.
"Keep up, old man, nud all will yet be,
well. Seek to mur.e yourself; on tin ac
count close your eyes again, and in
another moment I will he back by your
Tims Inspired, Dick's own drooning
rpirlts in tuith revived. The new bom
hope flickering now at his heart seemed
as a beacon-star, which guided him
safely, and in an incredibly short spaeo
of time, back to the cab round by tho
sumo road lie had already traversed.
Tho poor horse iippuit ntly was dead: it
had ceased to kick or struggle, and
Dick concluded breath had ifed. This
.was no moment, however, to indulge
in regrets, nud he ha-aily proceeded to
carry out the notion which had Unshed
across his tniiid.
In the first Instance he groped be
neath the scat inside tho cab for a
small hhudc traveling-bag, in which he
had stow ed various ( hristiuas offerings,
coniPstibles, etc., which he had pur
chased for those at home- among oilier
things, a ecru pie of bottles of rare cher
ry brandy for bis father, which he now
ruthlessly disentombed; then diverged
the cushions forcibly from off the scat.
Thus loaded he sleggercd back over the
now familiar ground as fast as circum
stances would permit.
He found cabby with his eyes now
open, so with an ejaculation of heart
felt gratitude and relief, Dick (lung his
cushion lengthwise on the snow, when
to his joy it sank gradually, but not
more lhan a' foot beneath tho surface of
the frozen crust.
Then with infinite caution, along this
extempore platform, Dick crawled on
all-fours, it landed him within an
arm's length of the injured man. whom
he forthwith seized lis the collar of his
clothes, and by a painful elt'orl, suc
ceeded in stirring slightly, his object
being to prevent his limbs from becom
ing numbed and cramped from icinain
ing so long in one position in tho
Then with the handle of his umbrel
la Dick deftly knocked off the top of
the bottle,, and succeeded in pouring
some moid hi ills of the ;"U"rn:iMcordial
between poor cabby's li.tlt-ir.r.- i lips.
The i lit 1 1 v. as inaL'ii'iil. and after a
repetition of the, epci iuieui the man
was able I" ru' -e his .shuuhhTs sciije
what.and to il.d.uv that alu r hII he
fancied he v. a--, inure st mined pei'n; ps
than hurt. Then Dick poured a few
drops of hi iiiei' in hi-- own baud, and
gem iv chale
hind his eai ?
.ai li't'i-er's blow, be-
papo of his net k. tin
a generous glow pi-r-I
rami-, and be felt as
pM'sentlv be able to
til cabby decku
meat'-d his w In
though he i -1 1 j 1 1 1
stagger to bis feel.
Hut what then? Dirk could not fail
to ask himself le-.-j ai i iu.:ly, v. ben he too
had foil itie. hi- inner man bv a inoni li
fe fiom the mva!e,;li'e bot tie. A lew
moments fi-.ier when p or .Jehu was so
far restored as to i ,o-e the upper part
of his bod ,( entirely, and draw himself
nnitito a 'sitting po lure, Dick o, mill
ed to his ear the real lerini sof the situ
ation, prepaiatorv to their making a
united eH'.i, t to struggle up the lank
in order thai the injuied man might
drag limi-i-ii'. ii p"ssil.e as far as the
sheitci 1 the cab; f r the ..evenly of
the ui'.'hl air was u-i rib!-', a rawenttiug
wind 1 1. in the e;. 4 i lulling i,, very
mru'rov of tin ir 1 ..i,. a. el I he kcleh
snow clouds hanging low. threatening
to diverge, tln-ir il.-ec) lu:h: uies at any
F.veu should they succi od in making
their way in safety to the cab 'though
Dick Wiis more than doubtful whether
his companion voi, id mal himself aide
to stand when dislodged fn'iii his pies
ent resting -phec. much less eapu'ole of
crawling n;i the ditch side, and round
by the gate as Dick had done , there
would be nothing f-u' it but to cn-cp in
side, and. wrapped in the bear-skin,
resign tlK-msdv es to spend the long in
terminable hours of Hi,, advancing
night in this terrible coign of vantage,
The window was smashed, so them
would be no protection agauist the
severilv of the elements, and if the
snow sdioiiM recomiu-nee to tall with
anj thing of its recent fury there could
be' little, doubt that the" ovt i thrown
hansom would be completely buried be
fore morning, and its hapless occupauts
almost frozen to death.
As these reflections crossed each
man's mind -it was hardly ne'-cssarv to
translate the thoughts of eiiher into
words, as simultaneously they realized
the real terrors of the situation- they
gazd silent and ave.-itricken each into
the other's face, rcndcicd additionally
weird and pallid by the si'-kly glow en!
by the carriage lamp supported in the
snow between them, ami shedding a
pale luminosity upon M e whit tract
immediately surrounding the melan
choly little "group.
Was it fanes, or could it be that a
faint echo of ih.-.U'pt Christmas bells at
that solemn moment cam wafted o'er
the snowy waste, reminding those two
unfortunates of the homely joys- so
near, and yet, alas! so far from
which cruel fate had cut them off re
morselessly in so si range and unfore
seen a fashion?
Neither spoke the thought just, then
uppermost in his blind, but it seemed
to Dick, and net less to honest dim
Hrowne, that if it should please I'rovi
dence after all to rescue them from
their present perilous position, and
spare them in healthstrength and tap.
piness to enjoy half a bundled ( 'I l ist
mas J'ves, yet never to their d ing day
might eith'-r of the twain forget, as the
annual festival recurred, the agonied
sensations of this moment, when each
gazed blankly in'o the other's face, and
momentarily held his breath that he
might catch the far-nil echo of those
distant iHnee chimes, telling of peace
and t lamp:, 1 joys in width, each man
whispered lo himself, he might pos
sibly In- a pailieipalor nevermore.
"Courage, cabby, coinage!" Dick
stoutly urged afl'V licit brief pause;
"here, take another pull from the bot
tle, and Iheii we, must really mako a
struggle toward a lin-il nio e.' 1 feel my
bmbs grow ing numb b; nealh inc. liosv
do sours fci I?"
"They've lot fell, sir, for long
' ... , 1,.. ,, i,l, ,. !.,
II I'lllilll nil illilil ,11111 llll 111-
dead Jiko -dosvnssard
hev' and k
rroan; "iin i re, sun and
I lecis paralyzed fra'tlr hips
ii! Oh. Hord!" ho moaned
he essayed to move, "Lord,
eep us wheer wo are, fur I'so
I can stir! Sir, doant dither
inc. but just, push abend if
you nee sour wiiv
my fii'-; for I ni d
Icar. an' leave me lo
red il l can move a
peg. ir you d l.i (j so kind as promise to
see my mi an:- now, an' th' little weans
at home (soii'll find out all particklars
through th' number on the cab), nn'
just push for'ard, wi' no consarn ou my
account, why I "
"Don't talk nd, man alive!" retorted
Dick brusquely, hut mom deeply moved
than he would have just then cared to
betray; "in the first, place, 1 am power
less to leave you if I -would, and in tho
second, I should prefer to die beside you
I believe, rather than desert you in the
cowardly fashion you propose. How
ever, now that point's decided, permit
mo to suggest if ivould bo infinitely
tnore to the. purpose If you would pull
yourself together for a final effort, and
see if we cannot manage lo raise you to
your feet; though even then I hardly
But Dick's eloquence was suniniarllv
arrested nt this juncture; the man had,
indeed, struggled upwards ns bespoke,
raising himself painfully on bis elbows,
only, however, to give vent to an oml
nous groan as Ids Iiead fell backwards,
and he slipped heavily into his original
position, insensible on that perilous boil
"Great Heaven!" escaped Carlisle's
hps almost like a wail, "there is noth
ing for it now hut to resign oneself to
the worst; all hope is over. I see not
from what quarter help can come!"'
but even as ho thus soliloquised. 'lie
once more seized tho bottle, and bent
anxiously over his Insensible couipan-
TO 1IIK I I'StTKl
"Wha it's th' divil'n own work this
ere I tak' it. Hill! Talk o' th' Spirit o'
hvil bem' black or red, i'deed but it
seems t' me he's white enosv some
times!" and Carter Tom laughed
hoarsely at the doubtful point of his
own joke, as he stuffed tho lighted
"baccer" yet deeper into the bowl of
us blackened clay pipe with the homy
third linger of the coarse gnarled hand
which grasped its slender btcrn.
His rniiimr Hill-stretched full
length wilhiii tho covered earrier'scart,
whilst loin tho reins, occupying
the foremost plank which did duty as
the box-seat of his somewhat cumbrous
eiiuipago-cmittcd a prolonged chuckle,
which Hill presumably, accepted in to
ken of acquiescence.
"Hut 'osv an' 't turns out a glide pay
in' job fur us twa, as th' little un pre
dicted? Wha'thin it's jist th' wark o'
Providence this same sna'fall. 1 tak' it,
eh? an' th" Kvil L'n ha' no' so much as
a finger i' th' pie! Talkiu o' pin makes
me think on, nti' I falls a wonderln' as
to whether th' old wiiunmin 'oil keep a
sunimat a pipin'ot 'gen J geltensback?
I 'ae icp. a peitiekler man, Tom. hut
da. lied if 1 do. int like mi bit mi' sun
like a eiu'lsliang, agen mi own fireside
o' J'hiissfimas live, o' all gude nights i!
th'veai! How .-,. nivcr, what is to be
will be. Hut's plain; an' th'nixt best
thing t' 'as ing one s o-,s n way, is t' re
sign ititcst Ii i' untoward eiin.,;;istances.
I should say. Holloa, tbeer! t' th'
right, d'se see a tssii.klin' hiJit doon
aground? though how th' divil they
maun chance to giltin V ranin be
moor than 1 can say, anylmo "
"Ambon, mak' a h .-s ado, whip up
lb" "osses an' push ahead!" rej lined
Tom. rising to the m-i a.-.:oii literally no
lev; than iucta:'!ioi icniy. for he strug
gled to his feet' under this excitement,
and claiiibeiing down by aid nt the
wheel, ran round to the horses' heads,
and seized the off-side butt" by the bri
dle to assist its stumbling gait.
"Chance it's cai riage-honps. if so be all
be as th' li!l!" lass said." he continued.
Gad! but I'. c n et doon pYna-dt'seo
that seine, fur it "avejisl sum-ken me,
Hill, as 'osv it 'ml be a pretty go if th'
wench 'ad 'ad a mind I Imav ui us. an'
we w or t' find theci 'd been it: ver no ac
cident at all!"
ib-.iveii, iude.-d!" returned Hill wath
an a;r of iniinite superiority, as i hough
luore disgusted than amw-e'd hy the sim
plicity of his companion: "ba iver
ilea rd o' fooliti' folks a' tins time, o'
Tin issei mas live o' all gude nights?
'rheei's iin,es now, and night ci.n.v,
let ah ic plus in' tr.cks o' solemn fi sf i
luics! Nii! mi! tiik' in v w.xird t'..r it.
lassie-, i.s jia so liile as t" Mnpl th' old
man i' that ere uuseemlv 1 filing. Hap
pen he'd be aVr 'uni bod. 'y. an' carry
urn oil whiles th' wery poudai wur a
sirnnieiiir i" th' pot!"
Thus the cheer carters h'-guilcd the
tedium of the was. doing their duty
like Christians 'am! lit r-t -rate im-ii of
business! i de.-pito ll.e ii;o!i-;rc ;;ey ot the
hour and tic manifold at'.r.i. foiis else
where. And once the g.iii.m.T ef the
lantern caii;;ht their isi;. they took
In-art of grace, and tnnii'''g the corner
of the cross-roads at this juncture,
raised aloft their own lar.'.era and
"whooped" at the very top of their
united voices, urging their stout robs
forward at the same moment at their
utmost speed w im h .-am", however,
was hardly calculated to b;ing tlnni
within the scope of the by law auent
"furious driving." for tie- Cr- d bciels
could but stumble along at a snail's
pace, sinking every nosv and then above
their fetlocks in the dr. ft simv, , or else
coining lo grief over buried timber or
blocks of stone.
Hut that shout reached the car. and
revived the fainting spirits and droop,
ing hearts of those afar, and was fnith
with answered by a cry of grateful ae
knosvledgeiuent fiom ' Drk Carlisle's
lips, which spurred both im n and
beasts alike to d- their b st for f"!!osv
creatures in distress. regarlles of all
personal cost. So Tom 'tug;-cd at thn
bridle helping "t h' old nicer" over the
roughest places, us though she were a
toddling child he 1 eared tolel run alone;
whilst Hill went round to the rear of
the cart, and literally putting his shoul
der to the wheel assisted the convey
ance over stones and out of ruts in a
fashion which very considerably accel
erated the general progress.
Once the angle of tle road was
turned, the distance was shorter than
had at; liist appeared; ami, ten minutes
later, rescued and rescuers who hi
speaking distance of one another.
"Will, boo goes it?" shouted Hill.
"Hadly, badly! ' came the response
"you're not a' minute too soon! Tor
God's sake, hasten, I've a man hero
seems more like dead than faint; I my
self am three parts frozen, positively
paralyzed with cold!"
Hut a very few moments after that,
l'mii and I!il! had brought their horses
to a full stop, and knowing lo an inch
the width and exact position of tho
Js ke, deftly placed the moveable cart
planks (dubbed "seats" by courtesy)
across the snosv, so its to spiin the aper
ture beneath, treacherously covered
now by the drift thus forming an im
To grope their w ay by lliesu means to
tho siillerers' side 'was comparatively
i-asy, and by the united i louls of tho
farriers, Jim Hrowne was presently
bodily raised and carried to the warm
shelter of the cart; where stretched up
on the straw, and covered by all avail
able wraps and rugs, he was for the
inoiiu nt left, svhilst the men returned
to assist Dick over the ground to "th'
conveyance." as Hill tinned it, into
which' he was lifted by tht! stout iirtns
of the carters as though he had been in
very truth a child.
Then the two men ran on lo inspect
the horse and cab. "Hi! th' old hack's
done for, an' na mistook!" Tom shout
ed; ' an' th' car can bide unt il iiioi'iiin',
I tak' it. Onything l'side,zur? Sliul'd
I bring lliese 'cm bugs an' baggages
like?" as a glance revealed Dick's
small portmanteau und multitudi
nous parcels stowed nsvay under tho
Cleveland hits a Chinaman worth
$10,000, win, has been divorced from
one svhito woman, mid Is nosv being
Blind by 'mother pale-faced damsel for
induction aud breach of promise,