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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE . ' 144
" recourse to thee!" Rose not only promised, but faithfully kept her word. When about fourteen years old, she went with the rest of the home party to spend the summer in a village by the sea-side. One sunny afternoon, Rose and one of her sisters rambled far along the lonely beach, collecting shells and sea weeds. x When at a considerable distance from any habitation, they resolved to bathe, and were soon gaily disporting themselves in the calm and sparkling water, never dreaming that the firm, smooth sands beneath their feet were of unequal depth, swept into deep hollows by recent storms. Terror-stricken, T they suddenly found themselves without a footing, and being .fz' neither of them able to swim, struggled for dear life in water beyond their depth. Death seemed inevitable. They were almost exhausted, " when Rose, clasping the medal fastened round her neck, cried f - out, "O Mary conceived without sin, do not let us be lost! Pray for us who have recourse to thee!" r " Strange but true! At that momenta tall strong woman in V , the garb 'of a fish-wife, plunged into the water, and firmly grasping the two girls, brought them senseless to the, shore. They were taken to a hut among the neighboring sand-hills, where the woman tended them till animation was restored, and a few hours later they were at home, kneeling in thanks giving before the image of their Immaculate Mother. Not far from Rose's homo lived a Protestant family, with . whom her parents were intimate. They professed the latest form of High Church principles produced by the Anglican ' Establishment, and sincerely lived up to such light as they had. Their eldest son, George, a University man, whose college career had done him credit, was a frequent visitor at the O'Tooles. Rose herself who was an intelligect child, l became an especial favorite of his. It was at the time of the Redemptorist's visit, that George, having obtained a com mission in the army, called to tell his friend the news. Rose, hearing him enter, flew down the stairs to meet him. "See!" she exclaimed," what Father Paul has given me!