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. ttl tut j*rr»n>ii t.i thr fair * *"3* not
< v.. • 1 <\i - » tl.iTi«« afrtti
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i i ut' nit allrr yrin . Ik* »j« a weak tmdrr
rhil<l, ji»! .i iniM i tpr»*Mii<>a «f ilMMsj*liifiiliM
iiiii <1 cunMantly friMii hi* ! irjji blur rye*.
Vv . :< at]"" called In hint by the iuju»
l v a!id tyranny i'ftnw«»f hi*olderrba«nate»;
I '».-j nv«' t !»••«K of tin- opprraavd. word*
j» ■»««*d. Iiluu* .|m<"klv foMnwrd, and after a
hard lutilr, I rauw / tirtur, >itl i
•1 tfk r«», much brtj.x-.i per»«*i. < harlr»
>w turn fi.at moment we wer»
tttorn lri«*ni!», Imulu »ft* rrad in CuaUMM,
. ' -tv,' • * ralcrrd ilV» mutually.
\» «• miitf thr b«»< s , w .in 4\rjj.
'iiv fur voting I.mIics, aixi our rt*»^o<-tm j.|j\
,,'tiMiwlto «m« by a fence.. tin board*
f »tm*h w< re in Miinlry j>lar»* tu\ ihruu;;h
. \ the )o«ing £> iillfiiirii, lu jdinit the paMugr
of |<nc Irttm. < »f all |Ik* •cholam, 1 alone
wa* without a art. although I aimery
(TtUiu thai antral dtKitvnU1 attempt* lo take
i'r.x'Mr my heart wrrc made hv the helle« of'
Tbo school, Kale DruaUm, a sweet, n>jjui»h,
.'• ly, romping ImiU »Uo
tailing in the attempt, in r»*enge, i*mt-hfart
"I «ith aiiotU: of iny claw auten, and <(uitart|
n> kiituercil'uil)
I ha»c ».»uS U<at e\«ry yojo*; ^eutlriiun had
hi* "dcuir," to whom he made pr»'*enu,
wivlt uulri, and nude l«>f to, and in due
"^'it*e of tune, I harle* Warton had hi». Kl
*a> ber nanie.vtr? prettv girl.
aKiiut rlrtan i»f a{9, with laryr hairl
eve*, eheatnut hair, and luneatli whoae white
»Vui orw eould trare the aaurc Trim. When
lliar!'-* imnwjiamrrl liei borne, ! would
uainlly walk h* hi* litir, ami nninfl* in
rh it, iWjSrT had no yrnt« frotn me I Ii.mI
Mt-ii tlwin itxehange l.wl* of lh*-ir hair, ami
wheu Cbarlri It rt x-ltool. mw l> ar» »». ihrtr
ry**,an4 heard there deelare thai they Would
i" trr forget rack other. No' i»«»* mner!
Fll«4K» it a daughter of a *• allhv meehin
te, who had realm d a fortune, and Charti*
thr »ou qf a notrkairt. i-ontinued their in
trrruuf*e,and when young Wartou wa«l»r»
lv\i.ir*of ape. thev were betrothed, their'
marriage day a|>(N»intrd. it waa to be on tin
t- vt hirth night of Oiarlin. when he »IhciI«
attun hi« twi utv-finit year Mmut thi« tin*
It * father f.il.d in Ihioik »v hm fortitude for
«o>4 h'tii. and three aorb afler, he wa» ear
ro d to I1.- _•«** C'harlw w aanow hftaliNie
in tin- world, fur Ins tuvtlo't had dieJ wlwti
lie \«a* umtr a etnltl
Mr ' (t»^w«md mn a triifl lU Hi 1l ^.1,
mIiium- t \jm <-t.ittou« ami drv \ji vr t mUlfln'J
' »•! ■ rim >•( a dollar. II* •••tit tor U .itt. >n.
toll) hint t'miiklv that he mu«t eminider the in
• • 'in t\««i' km v h and < tii|* iltir J>t »•
i red, ami that B«Hie ht t a man of wealth «h»i«)d
many Hl»u Charles wa» i ml i en ant. hi' In*
• 'i i I Mr <"h twmill that In' had no d< - te
t • kutilii him w ith hi* aop|Mirt. that h< (itr
' »-'« whit' »er elaiina h<' nii|*ht h or to hi*
daughter *• hand, ami If ft thr Ih>u*«'.
t'harV* Martdl f'»r India, hut before !• n ine
h "! n tn trr* lew with Him; th'M imit n ill \
|-»i>tni«' •! - I'tri ti> it.a«i t an\ 'tin i n*h ntht r.
• ml r _ ri tt. d l! • r-• 1 ition of a hard hearted
lath' who thu* ill*.-lid th«'Ri. Tliei j<jtted
tMCV»»r to iikft iym.
T*;< J'lf* rlafMtl, Kllrti 'till c<»rrr»p«>nil*
i>l \% ith 1'hirlr* ami rruiaimi] iriM*. Iwa»'
i*allitl .i»a\ t«» lAr |*k« s»ion of an «*
I.!-] '^i ir Otiu.iwi 'uiil'X'.it lieu' 'i •
\»ar.—-Tln il.»v ajii-r my arrnrul. I *-.« an
ai mmcYnw'nl ih i|m ul ijtr ir.ir
»tl Kihn I lirtWiMnJ I t a v\. iltliv grullr
» 11 .• •• : - ■ ■ III .1 lilt »4V thai I
.< *■ «!' M\ jiaai i»f il i falsiIV <>l
lit «-li iri«M< r «u v * • i« imiv "str*-n^l!» »
im •! *n I.niiH>ii i«i«attl« tin ii in*
rimfd. I w mil m ,\V art<Hi , ih' t»M him .•!I
M« itli«i'li|w««iihiNit t n |>ly. hi t at k'li.'tli
a IrUt-r rv*'biil nw, .ul.ln »»rj in a unniM"
d, i'ih'I«>iii.' i larUjo liwn I 'liirl<> Tin
'•••'» '• HIV I V • !'i il \\ ' T * ■ •. i u
an ni«"i. that his i «Mlth ti.nl n tor mnim*
ti p« h. t, Mad hi» rni! |iul .»|ioar»,n|lj- bnrtt
ii.!-.i>n> t h\ lit* nrr|itHiti ol Mtti, wliirli
•Iranifrtv attii-tr.l him ami that h<* hut luuml
a gn«i iu a ih»tanl cIiiim*, »iirr<>ui»lt-<l t>y
•traiiifru I «p> mtl llir timii J-"*
W ft" i. il w w Mi' atti-ctinj <hm'. « nito n mi a
■ mil i I *rml Ii umI. m>d tilnii. il
with in inv tear*. Ttn-rv »i« a •••.ilnl ixHr
iu Klirn, wii a lu ll «»i it«*r hair. *Incb Ik* r> -
i|ur«tra| m<* iu ilrliirr, I ilailril to» tn\ It*',
inif"*!! ihi* I.»Im wwnin inmitii Mfri In
im mi I k* i» m».S|i t» m Klh i*.' hct
*««■!. fi>r «he In t l«ii «>»i h« r l»n<1 il to»nr, ami
i » !j> ill - j~-%i ri< »ri- ft ii rtww. ii
* i» llli'll nillmrril that>:b<* III >i: • Iml | i. >» -
' I an (.w —..or «»i' iIk- 'jth. f'» inak
'iiC *irnn*i tlir inclination* <>l liu dull t
hitli'fl*—»In' Iiw, »nfl*r>«t. ]4>rtklio. »
« mton—»ti • h.ul bfwtiPii th» oi mv
lotrtl inrii.t. I «!• 'b*riiiiiH <1 nrirf to uiiri Wr.
tir I I- aiwil it ■ n«M|ai'Mr« <»l iii\ imu Itv
l. . m' a «i •uij-#., «.u' I- iij{ ui: in
i'-m.I ||> I. i\v the rltv, I |»1 lh» |\M*k.'l^r>
'I U Jflou a int prktl to be «nt Ikr liillnm
N..-IIH.V IvsM t»« arc. I ui'II*
i.i I M a lull, li'-r j« wt'lrtl i •< «!•<*• an»<
: .1 tuiuuitumialjr with emotion; the mlM
»«li« I in I • r t m, ami »!••• »•«•*» iiiomrut l< n
Hk, l»Ul *»lth |WI r\ t.~ i.
-Jk> ir. Ion jftU n»-. an.l 1 ml Ii i
hint! iiputi my arm} I aliiw»t »1iuiU1> frd —
■*>.rh *».« ntv Ji-i'i t"«»r tin* v».h» <u
•• lie— wlti-rv is h«« Lawi-m, I hin it*>i
in-anl fnxu him'" th* inquire!, with dirtier!*
ty. I inadi* no rrplv
•• Sj» at in hk," •h«« n-jwatrd, •• you ui rr
mv Irirtid ; oh, T»u nwrr Am friend nwi ."
'• You ar<- married," I n-plutl, »trrnlv ijai
H.' VjiiHi h«*r. Tliwr ua» irt K- lutv I' It
.; tin in.it oiii'i lo»rly l ie- . it \» i* but tl«
ii lot iii Iv »hrk of it»Sinwri*ir, amllli- rr
»« rr tnanv mark* ol" Millrrinjt u|«»n !i«*r brow.
Yo* tt> »bi iiioai.Ml nlhi'r th in • [«•.»• . I
hate bun no ri^lit i« a*k. Ixtt yiit, nrn you,
«v<*-ild not mtNif in** il' \on kii- u all, I aril
not «<• tnu«'li U> I'laiiM* for thi» ill awmrtiil-ui ir
ri—j.
" Ma' >!l lie «!>r nmlinurd rapidly, i re. ,
.*r*|uctf un j;ui ' 11. u.*- i* lie it'll—is I*
ll I* iiii|N«sthl«' lit wii»f| tin'
mournful m inner iti whieh tin %»• l.-ut won!*
m r* titti r> 1. Mv In- irt wat not toucl««i i>\
her grief. tlx art hid Utn done, I iraxcd »«|»
«*l Ik* l ikfUil'lNfMI—U« IMUtik.'r <>t lilt
fmnd "Thi» will infatui you." 1 replied,
;>laruiff hi her hand Wartufl'a package. and
abruptly left the num.
A tew week* aller, I heard tnw alihov.'h
i o. !«Ki£.il had taken place. Kllen
and h« r husband atldoui met, lliere «i> i*r<-at
>'<>Uin> >>« betwei ii them, ami hi» friend* all re
jrrtt»-.| ibr iinlorlunatr ourri*2,,< 5ihe
confined to Iter bed, and phvirun* preferibed
a change of air tot wL.' wa», ala»' a div-aae
of the heart.
I afaoftly alter received a not*) from KM en
WiImii, rf'jiM»tioe dm t<» call up«»n her, am!
urging mr to do v>, to which I paid no atten
tion. Ami then another, which I treated in
like nuuiter. >e»oal day* j»»**d, when a
* naat <if Mr 'A it wood'* placed in my hand*
a package which cuutaiii<«i Ciiarlt* letter and
one of her own kid reaped to me. 1'. van
eruexxJ jjkI <«cro»»ed with word* of peuilcnc*
and and pt*yrr« of forgivent»a, wildly * tit
le ii, and iiuny tuiwi rvpcatiug what ahc had
already written. Sh« taid that &he did not
tlauf me tor avoiding her, that her nch: lc
in* iuuM tie hateful—that *he »w dying and
would join her dear loved t'harlca in Meateu.
The letter broke off abniptly, an«! iiaJUcn
•ratod and rf<rnt.-d to me in it» nftfaished
•tale, by her father, for Kllen hail Waned to
breathe.
I vowed m'\i r to love a woman hut to *u»
prct th«m all—and deemed all women AW
w fair. Had 1 ndt eau»e' l*«x»r Warton liatl
died broken hearted in a land of alranpera,
through the perjury of one whom he h*e<1
dearer than lift' Hut I will never get at the
thread of my atnttr. At ilie ajje of twenty
'threr I had film (nil m\ atiidlen, wan in |>o*
mv««ion of a fortune, ami »till retained, even
to a Mronp r degree than evi r. my ktniino
Inr ibe fur x Vou miy perhap* wonder
why I ent< r into «ueh a Ion? explanation a*
to the Mate of mv feeling* at thin period ; il la
heea««e it afterward* proved tin' moat event
ful part of mv life'a hiatorv Frank
an old ela»« mate, wa» shout In Outniuit au i»ei
of folly, a thine whieh I had no doiiht he
would afterward* hitterlv regtft, he waa ahout
to render hint«e|f iniaenhle tor life, in other
vonl». he waa i*. (%> '« Httrrt'd, hud hail
writti r, inritii • me to hasten to Grov< Hill,
to »tand a» .1 rmamtmin on thai interesting
I w.ii khiirliiHl, hut loved Frank
entirely 'ihi ntueh to permit hitu to aaerifiee
hi* hjppim'M w ithout mi"' I'tflirt on my part
to *are him. I wrote a lengthy reply, urg
ing bim to et>naidi-r well what be win almut
1 ■ iti «i Um h dory of poor Warv*i,
p'tintri! 111 v it id eoK>r» the terror* of " Can
dli'iam*' aii'l Aitkin l«*etnr« *, abaolutely le
tiue,| 1.1 aunil cr«">ti>Miun, ami eoneludcd hy
H.1VHI',' that I hi t now w ->hed my hand*eh ir
of the trai -aetion, and adriaed him to break
off »|»e iinteh.
'I wo «!.• \•* artcr. I tivrniil an iniurr, awl
>»f «T ?> i 'lirt • n1 naiim l'r tu what 1 i*
j- -t. So fir frum Pinling l***lii«\ aj»pr»*-1
l»'-r»iof 4, lie imlr laughnt at wli.it lio *tyli<t
IIIV fool*ll taitioii*, ami f jui ^t. .1 MM' to »1.irl
iinm'«li iti lv, i« lir w mil .1 in\ opinion of Inn
wif<v In ln» |> t«« • ,i» I • I1111I<<<I mv fi-ar« of
Im-iNiI «'»u!»iii H 'Mh |ifr\i ii|«n| inv ronntiff, ami
wagrit*! a<!' ten of rliamp > j*t» that mi mar
lu.'r W olilil follow III4 III »ll lllol.'ll*.
Tin amlafinun fi'llow * Could I l« ltr>r
niv own . vr* ' A w ,,'i r n itntily, tli.it iiit
mirru.'<' wonM follow In* 111 »ix month*.—
Nothing rmiM m»m Mini m to iti) iwit,
f.r I li»il l> -it f.iirljr rli.illci nl Tlo follow -
in,* 'iH' riioon I tool nit »«• it in tin- Mri^r
p»arli. it « i' ii>' <rl\ 1! irk, ami I w 1* tin- mi
ll cr II'iki I bli vm J m% »tai* th.it
l!r f. w >• 11 ■ la '■ - v tli- 1 • .niii.'
>- it*. for I wouM thru l« jirifluiliil from rn
(•tying inv n.MT. jii.I b*itii» imrrti'nim mivo
krr, I ilr w tortli i II nana ami 1 malrh,
itirlrlx ■( out nit I. ■ t. I< null l» »-*k. .1111 won
1I1 ri-«l nMhrr !.• »li.«"» wif.« «>u!U |m rmit
limi to "inotki* 111 h -r jMtlor, or ii» •mokr .it .ill
»;•!!. a it v • » tli I'l l i«. w itli .ill In* t il
rnU, i'ouM no « llv i" t" 1," 1 inarm <1 ; mil
ullll I'tjaYtlll llo'fl'. will! W .In I lontjllil Willi'
\ri.l is I . ,l tli. co,mtat 1 • •. I put! <1 out
in* riftr, llii' w the mil aw ay ami fi II into a
ilm»\ from wlnrli I wa* iniuxil tiy tin* Mop
1 n; i'f iho roach. Tim* dour np« mil . era
rion* |i.-a*« >' win! ilt'l I In ir' iwu final''
»oir--* ImMni- a C' nth 111111 ** um*<i liyc," ami
fKit ni'mi 'it ill- > 1 iltiM tin1 NKBi A»
it w u> quitn ilirlt. iml I 1 >• i|»i«*«l tin* l*'»l
liwk •"•it. I ilcmrmini <1 wit i?i»c up ili»*
1 icivni' ill In *itl> ' <*f lli*' <aili' *. •» it r main*
■••I in inv ;» ■ 1 • 1 ami > i-'t «l I" . I!y • hie of
tli latin**. •In* a|>j. ii 1 to !».• ill • jiMinct,
nUn^M I tin "t! • t i|i•" Sow, »u(\ »«i«v, wli.ch
I tlioiigiia i if' ;in4iil, In.; Imw 11111M tint
!».• j M.1I1I1—1 1 ill tm a«vi iintmiv w itli fc
111 .»!«•*, ami always itniiSml their rompiii) ;
IhiI 1 i'Iiat U« (*inntii mi' I.
•• \ wi < roa&iM I -m. n in <i.»- o"'irii
I » 'tl'l \OU til II N »l K .III
•' ,Vr». •'! that i!rhtl< IIUII III"
lb * n>nHi»iiij;.
•• \ \. ■ > lilfil 'i .'i 1 . r. ilmili «•«' l«
th-rmittnl in •' |iubli<* nurli," rvplii <1 tli«* mmi
l'uor Frank 1. »lic. >»,« >» fe will t«*H linn
m, luii, aii l I .ruiiii l tii' itallv. The ladii**
I'nlltllllliil lll 'ir l*OU*l'f»4tlMl
•• Jt i» ur» tin "•» -ittiiiif h r«\ K 4*, tint
Liritlrinin «*u <>\* i]i> (► •; |i„.-k »• it . 1 tlunk
th.it j-»lit »•» would •>! *c« "t th»* jtmj r;i'iv ul
Ci*in(r n
" Hut h ■ il"'» ihif know that arc hrrc,
ml," atnl tn •imtfthen tl.i* saMttimi I
tiKinil louihr tli.ui Im-Iikv Cher** ua» .» M*
hnivi i»f a li» UHHii'tiU, nhtji tlr young li*
ilv rrmuiMil " l aki' lln front M-ut, auut, you
Mill »:t umi« «iHiifiiitili|r."
•• Nil, no. K it> , j»u irr tlir m<»i utigu*
.•J,"
"Nil* w • \ «!■ r. J. I Will Itilk* lill«
-■It fwnfurtslih i' mi: »uli' ul tlii" geiitlrm in."
*' Will th« rr Ik* Iimjiii. Km..' ' h |uirr I thr
aunt, whi'ti •In* had cluupil l»#»r it
•• Oh, yi'i." f'plii'd tii«' younger, " ami if
tin rr f mit. who ran* for d«*ar old Sain
L'iMI.ii '
I «'< jr ol«l "vim l.iwfnn' tli.il in
my Mine certainly. what could it imauf—
\\ ho could !.idlu be' atnl I fi'h <|inlt)
Htrangc to In .if inv- If nll' vl in tint familiar
way,dear old -sain !.avrton, 1»\ .» prt'tty cirl;
I would have wairend tnv fortune that the
puMioMir of tliat \imi •* »a» prrlljr, nay, very
pretty. Hut ju*t llicn, ilw rami* m|uh'*ui(j
alunif milf nf inr . 1 timk ••an- to nit m tlicci
art iiiui«llt>. p*iK«tblV a little toward* thr mdc
tli.it wii to occupy, Imt Mm- ilnl not mind
it a bit,down »he aat with one half of hrr
itri-i covering try lap, ami mi|«t have loiinil
Nmnelbintf cx<jui»itc|y plcaxant, in aitttng by
my •nli1, lor »hc laughed very merrily, ami
naid that Sain would be surprised to find him
self oorncint! by tin- la<tn> when lie awoke,
but tin' •'Mi l lady did not answer, lor *he bad
already ro.njmt^d hcr*« it tn sle» p, ami iny
young vimm-uimn m«hi laughed herself into
th«* tame ita'i
On, on went th«' auge c<urh, jolt, jolt. In
a »h«»rt time 1 became conscious that inv
neighbor leaned quite heavily against me,
ami shortlv. evidently considered me a pillow
as well as a prop, laid In r head i{uite comfort
ably upon my shoulder, ami eon tinned her tn
uoecai sleep. I It ll her brvatli warm upon
my ebe^k, and her upturned face neirlv much
cH tnii**. Jn*t iti»'n mv nrn, it iSa* tt>* mi*
toward* her, fill lin>l, and painful, Int
tliM wax pntlubly ocraaionud |.y tfr w«ig||
ii|Min my ahouldi-r. Wu it mil trrrjr a»* V
wani in nw* * Wh»j iIhhiM 1 do to rri!
wrarv limb' 80 I w.v» rnmiH-IIrd in pa*a it
around hT wsml, Mid I dinHiffriil for il••
flr»t tuno, lint «iitinj,» by thf »id«* i»f i f-" 'tj
firl, with jrotir aim around hrr wmiit, ft nt
a *err di*a;Jt«*« ablr tlnnjj afti-r all. >f v hrart
palpitated at fimt, but thai waa doubtlrti'y
i*ti» mini by tlir novelty of my Mluation,
ami thru I began to think of 1'rank l<c«lr,
ha* mi; the continual riijlit to »tt by bin h f«*
in 111** nnnmr, ami wondrred whither lie
would fm I it |.l<M*ant. nod I (boiik'bt, att)
thought, and at U-l (• II a«lrr|», and drramrd
tint inv fair fitrd Kale turned out to i<* an
olil acquaintance, ami that I had fjlrn i): v
|«-ratelv hi lo*•* with lo r, and wu on lay
kmc* lowing eternal truth aid fondnrM, aid
l.i jin Im i a^au. tept it tL* UimiIi," dear #M
Sam l.iat.ni," «hin I LimmiI her—a* I •?»!
in reality, for ! awoke only to find my rh»*«'k
airniti«t her own, and mv li| • pmwl to lnr
r»«*> fan' W.i, n.t thi<t Mrange' a'T.r ;ll
my di^'pitNiinl aii'ip-Khv again*! »ti«- whole
«•*, to .<« ik«* ami find myixdf in thi» ]><«*i
tmmi Hut I did hot iiHivr, u it waft now
•~irly 4ar and quilr t<Miilark lor tin* aunt to
diMinijii ih any t|iinir. b. ijra I rtoild «,<y
l>- 41 tin' irtf t ot t'lun^'imt «iy {M^tui** x*. th<*
ltim<m«Ml might bur <li*tuilr-d tier rent, no I
imi!«wl miM'lf by Wmii'if and untwining In r
long cb"«v rurU around inv tinker.
I'col -M.r \|nrw iii.it talk of roi^ni'tir it
irartirn, ami illuntr it loo, hut 4 |»air nl
••In-m lip*, lo a nun with j |it«»1) «tr«.piti£
pirl 11 |nmi hi* ^milliter ••umiLhh * an attrartuni
altnjJiMtw f tiN» |m« rrlul til !»• n«lkU<t I
111 tU* ihtm* trniirU null in rxtrimatiiHi of an
an whir 1 I il,«-n riHiiiiniiiit. ainl «hi«:l «i«
in total ikri.inrf Mith mv |>ri*\inim iipnimn
ami rn"i|iir|. I ki««<l hrr aijain—hut tin*
Inn-' I %».n fully aw kr. bin! liirt H with |>rr
turn* int'iit Wj* it ini.iu'inalinn ihiIv' I
nrtaiulv th« Might that mv yiMinff friend half
»nji|»ri^» i| a atari, ami tin dr«f kmmiii
«lt>h* 0*.-r lirr rhii-k, hut thru »he illil not
iwitu tor •<ifti«* Iiiim alW, mi I m i*. «>•«•
l* mi*tikrn, ih<- llnrf wa* Kiiilnrturwil —
WIk'h »l iwuki «hi h|ml.. >i»<d in »■» •*•»*«
.1 turn* for am trmihlv ihatjhc mipht hawy.
raa nii«l. thai I Inlf futflir lur rrror
wllirh *Im* Ii.'kI mi iiiniii'iM.tlv l«<1 in*' into.—
Hut th.it •|i.irkluiir 1 vi' ami \<urr, I t»i«i n r
tuiih ti ami h' aril U-I.irr 11• r u.iikr ».l.
Kali' Kiii- what' w.i* it Draiitui' mil
thru »h«' kin*w mv tiamr, In 1 " «h-ir »l«l Sam
l.iwi »l what rotiltl .1 Uiiait'
J Jurtiii I) Kl.uuvd at hrr—JlC w .»» l<Hikmj
at UK Mith a tiitfutali ami wiclnl r\j>ri'««.iitt
M) i'Vi"> <ltu|i|>til. II11 I h PD Jl'li iWd' I
It'll *I.\* al|l> . UI11I lllil>t ll Itr limki J Ml |U«I,
fur a luetr) laujjh limki frmn hrr li|«i
\ Inn/ » Irnco tiiiuetl, Mhii'li uaa l.ruk'-n
hy the i lih-r I I'ly. ami a rwiiw»tliiiii • •hi
lurnri <|, wlin'h runtiuui J until tlir •••>.n*h *tu|i
|h il, hut liNik V Im'ii I *"ii!'l ■<! K i|r. I i|i«
t< «*i' <1 Im r i" • |'injj it iiii * nil tin'- .inn ••iv*Ji'
Kr irm*j " plancc.
'I'll !*••»< !i !»|npj» .1 .it Mr. W '>lmi i, inp
f of t't iiil« 1/ olir'ft bride, ir«l I un tit**
mwt m»n. <nt nut by my fri» I, *ho funi«*h*
I) iinik'iK-J Iiiiimm Ii tit- »t nnn in ih<
univf** •' Poor fellow," | m>itt< rvt' iV»
iu i llin. puiujitiii«m, K.m , «ni. >umi«d,
Uimm 'I ami rinurac ■!, until I really tli<»Ji:lit
tli.it ►lie would ili'Tiiurnl,
\\ li< ii ■•III' .iJ» ix«r*« «l toward* lite, .iihI u i»
ImmIim 1 m MIm GmIiwIm I'* nlea,ind
glaiie- <1 mi *|\|y in my far**, I iluuk ilut - —,
ye% i in*! t liarr colored.
KATE, MY WINNtr K>TC
CMAPTrit II.
Win n I mm i tli» i"xt iiiufi >>?. 1 1m inl
ijiutr a |<ni«! ikiim* n|* female voi'C* in the ad
" ii.ik two*, lau^liiiip .iikI talking. Tin*
lir*t j»n.*r il> nire of the voting ls*Ii**s apparent
ly, wan wi*hing to If* " booked and linl,"
ami frum the uunil**r of pin* u**d, fliw roo»
t i<*t must It »v«* proved IhqJiI*' r'an^i.rmn.—
Ilut at la*l they were ill drrkrd mil, u(.A the
bride ni ul< Iut apj»-irunrw ,.iu: i* v a* Frank V
wedding day. Mt»» \Vf*tii«i looked blush
ing ly .tppi.n<*tie£ future husband,
fnllnwnl t'V her pauHy hririi Mi.an!*, wlunvr
taiuly ajirrd not lf»«* lr»» lutclv, from th*
quantity of pitui < v|«Wed u|*mi tin ir perwxn.
\ Itlmujli, it ImiIImI tin* u> ouriiOM' wheru
they were jtll p! I. And llirn ».i« Kate
with a w ic.it h of flowers li v-l jauutingly up
on Iter h> ul, minplv ?n wluw.iml her
tiny foot iiioinuntarily cotv-tluifl and Incal'
in/ iIm*|i°. tiiea»ed m a itaiuiy white Nrtm
•llpper. N|i>' did not appear jusl then to he
w ry M>rry that her it it ml »*■ about to
|« I Ituiir, lor Iter l'a<*c \\JH III with
smiles, and her merry laugh uug constantly
upon my ear.
We c ut* rt «I the i*»riami tverr tiruvvn
t<> the chinch, the bride ji*« n a way auui thu
weeping and wailing of li«*r frirnda, and
Frank Ltalir returned home with a wife. 1
dwJ (Mty tny v.ulortuiia'c friend from the b<>t
turn of my In-art. Kate wickedly inquired
how I »hi>uld like to Hand hy the altar, and
iiMiked a<> meaningly in my Jacr, that my arm
inu»t ha»e her little hand.—
She was certainly a bewitching girl, but the
fate of p<«r Wartnn crovwd my mind, and I
aaTWwt«tl cyJdlv, that I did nut then deaire
the happinea*.
" So Kale and youixlf are old friends, Mr.
Lawtun," ».wl Fnuik'a wife a lew night* af
U" a> we were seated around the large fire,
which wo» bLaing on the hearth in tin* par
lor.
" I haw luil lite .\1i-*I)uatcn'i
acquaintance <trr amco 1 *w(» hoy, a'thontjli
aonw y»art na»e Ha|iwl iwee I aaw her lait
and she had grown entirely out of my rccol
loction."
" I believe that you do noi nek-to ctnriel
the reiuembraiiee of your lady acquaintan
ce»," resumed the Irtde archly.
«• t»h interpwed the aubject of our re
1 marks, " why should Mr. I.twton remember
ihe l.»dnw, they are entirely loo silly a subjcet
to oerupy hit thoughts."
" Pinion mr, Mis* Pranton," I replied.
" I regret tint my rouduet nlmuld haw led
you to suppose any sneh thing."
" Oh, 1 dou't know that, sir ; you do not
rtrtli»ly clpeet a lady to mtroduee lierself to
ft fcfhtleflftan; and we »at together at least
nine hours in a stage cooeh without a word,"
and th<*n followed the Mine look.
" You must excuse m v ap|wii*ut rude neat,''
I replied, " I really did not recognise you;
liesidcs it was too dark to distinguish fares."
" You were sleeping very comfortably, I
beliese, when we entered the roach," cun
ningly pursued Kate.
" Yes, \cs," I blundered out, "I was not
aware of vnur presence until the following
hi..nun jr." i had town laitlv caught by Kale
the art/ill j*irl.
Doth Frank and bis wife found something
extremely laughable in this cenrer«ation, for
they s|>|* a red to H- infinitely amused. Were
they, too, in the secret' This was a •jucs
tion whieh I eouhl not answer*
I in' ii7iii.il pnri> dm ail murnru i<>
their homes, rtrp|ii Kaf«* ami my*
•Hf. illlmuirli I rrj« atrdly * ml to I* *|ie, thai
I vuultl Jrjrr »h<iTtly, I i-nulil not nuke up
mjr miH t" U'» 'hi* * i* iwraj»nmr*l b)
ilit Minuili hi inv fninil<hi|i inwinli Knnk,
w !iimm I lu<l mil «<fii lor nerrly Iwu \f*ar» pr»*«
imu* in In* iiurn.»(.'•• Nrillwr himwlf nor
wife won III liMen lo mr departure, ami ihc
latlrr wnulil mi quit me about my aimety lo
e*ra|»' th<* allureim-iiU of a rertain l.nr tine,
lla' J »'• >rr,uii i il tn Hi«|iniii* tin- iw rlmti by
i-ltemling I Ik; length of in* »i«il.
I #<h>ii iIi-m iim i.'iI ill ii Frank livl mil pri •*
fned inv Mvn-ts i.nMiliillv, and llial hi* wile
hu m*t wily rouier*4iit witli tin' InMurv <>l
ifty pi*i lit. srV iuih1<* ill" thinking, Imii that
*h«- bad prruncil llie letter which I h ui written,
wiling liirlh thr teirnra ill" a uiarrird lite.—
I'hrre i< no truMiug a younjr married mail
with a wrrl In eoiifide in hnn m li» mak*' a
ComImImiI "• hi* t»ifr, who in turn will imjurt
eiemhingto mm' thrreor l"ur Ih»hih Irirnda.
I'Iiip eonJuet witnrjr trewlwroua in both
Frank ami hi* wife, l<ir I wa» l**rrilil> quitted
lv Kate al*iut "raudleiam" ami rurtaui If
luriv ami •Ik- would mhih-Iiiih * aing Inr litv
i *|m rial Itriirlil,
" MikIi , rni«i\, mi" i*l*l 1m* Krl**»."
1 hail wmnleriil il Frank'* wile wmihl al
|»* Kim In *iiHiki' . tin* <|in »li<>n Man *o»ii
*»■!»* il. \W %»•■»*• both 111m*11 tin* 11wii urn'
day att«*r diniiei, aud •eiliitf Ihc ladiea ap
pnui'li, I produced a eouplr nt I'lgar* ami
himliil hiin him', wrhii'h In- wa* atmut to light,
wlien I remark*«J tlui hi* will v i* mining Ui
Uat linn fuiApMJf, wrlurli would preclude all
|Hi>*iliillty nt In* *••!)«»*i«ij» the llaiain.
•* P.* ntt llir.HH, lit' rrjilic 0, •' »!»•• i|)w*i
ii«il find it > Mary," I** rutilin*
ucd, turning in In* *it<< «lm huh •iimnI nrar
ii», •• 1 rt'tnarkiiitf lo Livumi that you
would imiI ohjcrt lit our »nMikiui» in your mm*
l*auy." Hum aniioualy did I await tin an*
»*•<—mi'Ii ftf *!,i\ ximiM mil -ill Trunk'*
•HiiiUiii(;~hut I *j« ilivaj>|Mtinii il.
•' <Vrt nnly mil," »hr rr|dit*il, " I nnd the
tlatiir of a j»i*»d ripar »rry |ilra»aiit,"
With tin* atiawcr It II in\ Mlmlr ji|i i fur
til II- «•«•!' (MMtViWlimi ; fttWlkinff, lilt II. «»t
hoi dnfnoeliil of villi* ir, but thitdid nut u|i
rmit in\ n|>tniuii», I only Jim.U# <1 u|«in h«r a*
ill i-\iv|iiiiitia ami ii«ii;r.ilul»t< il I l ink mi hi*
r&rcllnil rhnicr.
"Sit, Mr UiuiiHi," said Katr, M you
think tlut tin* iiH»«t Iniiwllt aiiil rwtilul
qua '(V ;iii®f i' %*ady, i*. that «iw *lii»d« ii j;
ilifl't.r 'In mmII «'t lulu nor tin I Kf v»|iv
ladir* *lntuld nbf-et In it. |ii<iwtlti| iltt ^i-iitlf.
iikii tin nut lullmi'i' iln in. Altluutfli, uii
ili'tiiiiiiiii iii<',' "In iitolinued, " I tin objiTt tu
Mimkintf in a •taifi* owrli; it i» mi cmlinni
that tin- rlnilii'* ol' a (nvmiii j'i in lulij ntaiu*
in mi|ilt i'f t'Klur n' In! .ii
Tina mm* ami with tlic iiw*i innocent air
thai jou «n imagine, and I could nut hcl|i
thinking wliMhrr tin' fla\or of tlw " weed"
li nl, on a n rtum un-aaum. *o allretcd In r rr*t
tli.il *111' ^ cvuh'iuuh ut i *i ryilnny tlut had
occurred.
Kali* diil nol uitnil Miinkini:, Inr "In* pro
duced :i |»fii-ktiilf. rut nil tin- twin ted i ml «l"
my ciu-ir after ||m* timet approved faahinn,
and |dai*tti ii m my month hi mi kind a nut
iter, thai I tlniu<*ht il i nt.ui nan dtlritnilntl
to in iki* IiiiiivIi miserable lor lil'«*. tliat th.it
ini*«*r» could In' b«»t a ,i.i/.i/ Willi Dr;ni
too lor a W ilt'. W< am1 kll alone, Krank
I anil hl» wifit alrollftl nil to^'iihrr, lor young
ill»rilfil njdc air imt UMiall) loud ol" com
pany during the " trrai'lo moon," a? Hymn
styles il, atilniu^li in •mm. luiUamillvr tin'
la|«c ol* out' war, lin y an* hap|tifat wlitn
apart WV wvre ajoue, and did not n*tum
until tritiiw, w In n l<csliu hr <1 we 4ini
pi** il a pliiUlit and profitable timr logctlirr,
and Ilia w ile looki-d mi archly tlut Kate blush
ril 'I lu'. niplit I ai;a.ii jM*.jjgjnd the lime
ol* in y di'partuu'
I m ;t» alxMit one afternoon to taie a stroll
ill tin* woods, ami was walking acror» the
meadow with my gun in hand, when I met
Kale Dnuitvu
" Wrll, Mr. SporUmati," »aui *in , " an
you about to put to death a numlier ot harm*
h-aahirda'" I replied that my time might
lw employed in a *mie way, and *inilingly
| inviuxl her to aorompany inc. if the wan not
' afraid»»!" Uia rrport of a gun, to which ahr
, unhesitatingly Minted. Hail any one odd
' me one moiitii pre»iou»ly, that I woulil have
tolerated the company <H a young lady on an
excursion wt thw kind,,I would have flatly
denied the a»vrtinn ; but poor blind mortal*
that wn are who ran tell what to morrow
wlllliring forth• I had atmen to analyse
my leelingH toward* Kate, and although I
I considered her a bewiUhmg, whole-»oulcd
Iireaturr, I resolutely determined that nothing
•b»uld IimIiio iui u> i-uuunit niwill in I er
•orictv ; hut thia *M Mill Ui U- proved.—
i Mi*. Drant'ifl'ft prettr fotin w<« enra«ed in a
nicely lilting plant fn*"k, wiih a thaw I of aim
ilar figure which »li«* wore gran-fully arrow
her shoulders.
How charmingly a shawl, correctly worn,
«eta off a female form, ami yet, how few |».
(lira know how to wear them , hut Kale waa
certainly one of the few, and a« I looked at
her lenjj cl.wwy ringlets, hanging half *ay|
down to her wrlfH-likp waist, I unconsciously
hummed Hum' I(i|*lilai><l Mary
•• ll»W twifil, lilxim <1 ibr f*. firrn l.iik,
llnw ii< li ifir hawthorn I>I>mmhii,
Ai Miub rnralh lh« ir fm|r»W thailr,
I |-li»|w<l t'r til tot lau'Ml
I'tw (•.I.lr.i h-Hir« on wnfl'i
l"W» o'rr me *u I my —
l" .f 'I* »r In utr a. lilr »'»l lijfhl —
Wji m» >«rri llifhliml Mary."
When I up, I verily Wlirtrd that
niv :i■ 11•.«i• i<*ri had Ih-mi reading tin- nnno*t
n«i of inv hrart, fur tin* »anir knowing
and wirli-d tool. rauvrd a palpitation of tl*
heart, 4it<l M iii the MiikI rauraing aim] ting
line through in* «fin* On wr walked; I'm
more I remained in her Mrii!l]f, thr more I
became mien *in| m her rhiractir. fie,*
m.u a Lean bmu lull «f hop** and glvlne**.
ili«* tear, cm hearing a lair of anrrnw, (
glitlrti in her rye, *« <|uirkly :i» her ftce
would wreathe hi Miiilr* . anJ then Iter j«rn
i rtmily .in<l goodim* wrr* mi beguiling, Ind
wrought »urh an induiwf around nn hrmrt,
ih.il Imt company w i* highly dangerou*. Ik*
\<>u ii<i| tluiik tli.it I *.ki tery bold, «till t«»
linger in lirr wvriety '
On I walked, quite forgetting bird* and gun,
which w ij> urily brought In mv att»-n*i<>»» by a
jeering I iugh from K ale, for permitting a ro
try of partridge* lo earape IV liiw pa*»«
id tery fjuu'kly ; wand-riic through the dark
wood*. and MUf Kat> la MWM th> I'*
r.nl fcur» *. whirh »he did iimwI »urpn«ingly,
ami e* tiled lite recollection of a ecrtun old
and half forgotten legt nd, .ilta**hinj» itw'f lo a
cedar tree which gn* near the Vfademy,
which »otne one apilrfully reported Kite had
p|iml»d in <me of hrr mad prank* I hinted
the |i nn iiihran< r uf unrh a Mnrjf, and mid
tint I had now i'inm! rriNMi In believe it true,
hut K it«* onl« laughed, and railed me 10 n •
Imm Imt Ham bw hftnibUwf which had
made Iter dr«»* and little foot a pn«mrr.—
'Ilili win delicate huttine**, and ri-quired *ome
addrraa, and I «ii obliged In pi i.jmiii mv
kti«e*. The little »ho>- completely en
twined with thorn* vine*, which I wa*s'raid
would wound her toot; it r>*ijmr»<l rl.v at
tention. ami I lore my hand dreadfully. K tie
rewarded me by pulling mv hair for Iw.iijj mi
e|urn«v.
Did Vo>l e\er watrh the sitting of the r»en
in? »ttn through the n*ta of a wood, when a
(nu'ltelor, Willi a *>»pct girl by your »ldc, a.id
Mi-w.il ilu <1.1 v-god, •inking m hi* forirrou*
ear, hem till the western horizon. l'limt i*
i IovcIiihmi ami purity almut the *r»-or \»l«j«*h
produe< * an undiaCflbable > lb* I tt|>o>i ||I(
heart. I turned to hate, her beautiful l»ce
ua« lutbed w itli the gold«u ray* of the >un,
khe |i*ikeil m pure, mi iotrly, and an^cl-hke,
that I I' ll my own in»gitillieai»ce, ajkI c<hiM
have wortlilppcd her. tti mn both »ileut.
Hid I held In i little barm in mine , I took that
lihi'rtv, for we wen* old acquaintance*, and
m airbed the |a>l ray* di*apj-« ai. A tear from
lirr eye l«ll u|tou iny baud. Why hate, I
had I* en calling hrr Kate lor the |a«l iwo or
three d ix*, Mi*« Dronlon »pp«arrU uitirely
too formal, and " aohl Tang *yne" warranleil
it. W by Kale arc you unh.ippy . it la
Idc lhat on# mi g"«Kl, can find '•ai <« lor un
bappuiewi'
K t'e ai»> <i her <>€it U> mute Mid Mid lit a
*v»i • t mournful l*»te." tin »niii *un ri iniml
titf of the ex< mug thai uiy Ittolh* r dud, and
b it in* in the rold world an orphan . I Ml by
my patent'* »uh\ ami held her dying hand,
Matching llw auu. airl I'* la*i ij>» <i"",l
away, ht r spirit lb*I «nh it* Uaiu* lo ••ml
\ *iium*i like tin* ha* •iner that lnm . been to
me a holy »ighl, ami oh !" r>hc mufuiund, "I
bate now no inoihcr, but am left an uuloutl
orphan "
"Oh' do not mjt fiiMt yni ara urtinwn ;
Frank, Mr> I«• «ln*— ill who know *011 lotr
ymi—and I—I love \.»u e«.it|» ■*»—a»—a
Iru uil " I had qualified my eipreaatou, but
w*» in ir I" iiiu eauiflit Muiu. an tufomprf
Ixiikilili' animal. KaU li.nl Urn Hii jiiiiii,
w .1 I—I »• (it loo, but I hi orphan, w i»
not without |rrllii|»»f and nul * T!.jht to wctqi
am) blubbt r ;i» loml a* I clinw. Kale m* it,
Mfitl I »ii appreciated rightl* for lh> first
inii'' in my lil>'; I had ftympailnvd wiih hi r
■In' Mat ifnirl'ul ami looked it t<»». with a look
vi liriiiiMt.il ul kif.tliieas. that a If oil tig, ani
mal iiu«fiieti>iu— |>hu!—a *imi tiling fillol my
in art—a lilting, n .uicr, whieh you haw h it,
or will oimj day Iff I, but which 'annot If de
M'rihfd. Kate mi» lotely. I wa« desolate,
and i lh< rrfi'ic ki» *d he: again. 'J'hia mu
the third IMiif. and I won't atl< r»]> to ju»imv
iiiyxelf, I In Id Kaif c|i«m* to my heart, hut I
| will do Inr juaUft to uy that »he did ktruc
ul« a little at lirwt, hut shortly hid her lace on
uiy boaotn and wept I *ept and danced, too
eventually, with joy. Kate had no friend.—
I *aid so, although I didn't believe it but it
made her feel the more lonely; alio wu an
orphan, an wm 1 ; we had the tame ayui|»a
■'.hurt and lee I hi (fx, we were born fur each oth
er, and wnuftl 1i»r atl in all for each other.—
I don't murmbf r all I aaid, but recollect dia
tinetly that Kate ktKM-d me hack, and called
me her dear Sam law ton This, to«(, to iny
fare ; I amure you that 1 *»a not aalcep this
tune, my eyca were w ide open, and looking
in the bi;;, round lovmg one# of Kali
It beraine dark, we *«rr lutl in lh«- wood*,
and three milca from home, bui wr lorpit it
and <*nly remembered the tact *hen Lrslie,
who hail coin*' in arrh of \u Willi
bearing torehea, found u* Ihmih l\ Mi-idling
alonjf ail mine*!*- |ia'hway, Iradinp dinrtly
into a dinnul twain}* ll« laughed, talked,
and quieted, until I pitied jwor Kair, \»ln
called him » " U»rl\«riiui" on am* in# home,
and flol t« rwirtdr hrr trouble* r«t Mr* Is*
I Mi Frank »hai Might f»*for«* h*» '.tirr.l
again caused Kaio to blush *ery much, by
saying that I wa* an eieelling *)>ortsman,
having »urrraied in an afternoon to kill •
ilrnr.
Care had uo one to ronsult, but her «wu
heart, ami that bad already dietaud a choice
One month after, on a bright and beautiful
morning, I led Kate to the alta:, there were
(rare in her eyes, but no shadow of doubt up
on her brow, and an I j^ravd to my heart,
my own dear wife, I felt that it wh indeed
" the happiwt day of my life
Ki*e yeara ha*e elapm-d *ince the abo*e
scene* tr»n*pired, and my wife ta the same
wild, generous Kite of oM She is seated,
while I write, at a/> window, and thr
genHe breeti plays with her long silken »re«*
et
It is again sunset. and its golden heajna
light up h'r kind fare which U turned to mm'
Krader, there axe few days of mnshine if
ihii world, and 1 would (art with you in *
moment of pnu ind unalloyed, earthly hap
pinesa. Kati* lu» eomn to my (id*-, and ia at
lemp'io; to JfCipbrr th«* blvlted pige» il
thi, manuscript, so ihat 1 mu*t turn to an
»«>*r her i|iie*tion and t.ik< leate of you
Tho Moiqmto'i Serenade
tin—'Tii <ii!i<V i» a »*in» »i|*
tn 4 • un»nrr'« ni(hl I ' A r rr.y fligh'
T« nhrrr lb* iui^im !«%,"•».
*i«l - li i'at tb*>\ • I<iiiiI» t in( iwrtl aitt x«»l
I Intra Viu iu tb< low'
Thr » inn, ir<l blnud tint lint* ikrir • !.»Ai
fx inr it pKi. iiH ilrtr,
I »r Ik III) >U ll(tll In l«ull I '<1 Lit*
In ihi « ji- • V iJ • ;nr
W hm \ fet im fill, I w■(«- m» lull
\ti-l I ••Hind ii.> tun ll.ift,
AII. I I III thr IIMMIiil III! hl{b
I'.tr U. iV. ibr ('ili'D n»*n;
Uut r»r I •■IK »f»tn
To It', klr tbr •In-{ibi* 141
!'•* lit hi* ilrli(bt In tail' *imI lute
At I hi M IbM »( ibr I'll
•In tbr ihim'rr lilt i'>«i I rual,
Till lb« Iwillaul C'** ■
Thrn iu> l«i(jU I l>Li» ai»l i I ,
Tn lijbl njion h»« ,
II, I bitr In in tin (■ IVn» >U|i,
Wl i Uw|b In hrar hnn ••hi,
I'm* >■• in* lifbi bu<< ami I*"
li lb' trtMi-i i.| »h# \»Jf
A TALE OF THE LAMP
11 r idv vierd jpurd til' ili«* army, on u»
win in Monterey, li t.I run tint of th«* town of
Mm ■ ikli'r ftitti if Mrii-tm, *h»
Itad I II t'ici! (Ill) If|« till*' i till! Iiv the Amer
ican*, \*h' n it camped fur the rear to come up
I lilt alirriKtin a portion ol' (In- IV tanra»i!
rv <«<M|pirtl a tacani l«»» n- ir lie l'la*a -
Wlul. drawing wibr at dim- hI iIm- *»ell*.
wK.' ll »' li'*l w a* kltpjru « i| r ('• |«i|aon< <i, t
dispute inn* In-i*»• ii Iwii viHtnp men na'i ••tJ
llarclav ami Hutfi r». At *uiido»n, to K«>jy
•■ra'»ur|iriw, Im mi i«n| i challenge on •
piece ol <iit(\ jiaj» r, with j lead pencil —
i(tifi-r« Lad no |U|«'r to <* rite a rrply "n, bui
In'mI'I ili- btarer ol" llir challenge, that h«
tia I mi intti.lion til* wiininlitii; I In 'n'lmct ol
IiukiIiI in«>*iint<*, arwl he would v
n |U in* M-ttal < vplanititm aa in afxilug) .
•* Iik Ii lit i'iH, and • i|ir> d hi* lull Uti»l«
Hun ir.it p|< jMirr at '• rtnmating the difficulty
•mi happily
I In- next day, howeti.r, Ho^er* »u a»tor
i*hcd at firniu^ .mot bur eunununiealiou
Iru'ii an office i in tin artillery, Hating that
Ilogm' reply »<i hi fcatial'actory in Mr
llan-iat. ami demanded a written apulo}.'*.—
ltu.'i ri »u on duty tin* day, t'lt. aonn a* r<
lirml, If mounted lut Itom; and rmlc to tl •
tent "f an mt uitrv friend to ri<iiiu|t him ami
It > a« .i«UiH« Hi li < Allan. Kofi i» rr
talid Ina atuiy. ami t*'i t In* friciid, after » hat
ha<l j.ivnd, he muiii iKter rou* nt u> gi«« *
written apology. "I l'c\r thrp," Mid hi*
friend, " a fght cannot N ai e.^d ; but will
a moment, ami I v»ill ride uftr and »ee jruur
aihemryV wepttd, Lieut H the artillery
liirr.1
\fcer the ijp*i «f a half hour. Hog. r«
liiitd rrturnil ami »aid. " Wrll I fear tm
ii" i tiiii{ inu-t take place I ran do nothing
and K «n!«a, 1 regret to Lifuriti >lLat,
I'ruiu Ui*' dt licar) ul iu) ntuai.ir., i caw"*
ad lur you .n tint matter, l>ut I. • ufront k
r<i|ur»t<«l n»c lo a«k »ou thr lavor|U) call
hm> lo-morrow, «» h» thinka bn *»ill he abl«
In iiian.it;* tin* ditfii'ultv
l lif hra*r andgrm roo* I n nfnant R. wii
•h< pmk of chivalry ol" tin- American army
II. w,i al*ayr atij- ilnl to hv hi* brotlicrof
lio-ra in itl'airii ol" tftwr. aii»? his <lr<';»ii-A
n*t ivi,l aa (in*1 Thr nc\t day
^allui'li'd to liirutriianl H.'» tent, and *ia
kindly rC'i»<<! Al^oi a »:Ui" iY wiM.thry
lalk'tl the matter !>*• r, bm nmld not ajfrcor
MttTiii|{ Ihe ditTeulty
• it i« tfranyc," I.iviitrnaat H. " voo
iuu*t kIioiI ><••> intended no i»rt« nee, and ha»>
kuni an. hut why not put it in writing "
•• t'oT the 'ft' Ca'iMJ," replied Rogrrg,
''• that tK terhal explanation *.»* deemed mi
ifttjctory, and aoM-pUtl, and n«.» I •iioui£
t'wl it a dishonor to be fore* d into a nx-aaurc^
which I conceive not warranted nor (nec*-rfj
1 ry'"
" " rll then." replied R., " name ue how
and *r will ntwi you—tlx w*.«^oiu, I anp
' ]«m- axe j»imo|»."
No," replied K.>g6(», " rioublr-harretiQf
•hot gun*—wu ar»' good at 11—thirty siepa
l>ut I haw no friend lo m tor BW. Now f
am aunt >vu «.ill not eiMuproimae the honor
' • uImt aiI uj ; »<» act I'of ua both."
" I v» ill.** «aid Lieutenant H. *A«r harm*
reflected a moment, " 011 one condition—ih<
you «ill vbe> ion in every particular. Ant
, I pledge you my honor aa a soldier, not u
, eirtopruuiac you ui the Irnt particular, ant
all I aak of you u to pl«dgo your w*<d ihjy
yon will oUy ui< to Utc letter "
" Agreed,'' aaid Kogcra, " you are
fnend of ua both, and can th»r«- dnhan%|
I in uiif .ic'nifi vim ni*v uk'*'"

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