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MILLETT A MELLE5
I i » «< —<W iIhIIv »r-! Mi rent* in
M* ilnlhr Mil (r«nrif4tf r«tl« <nthiM ii« n»>«lK«
,(*<> ilnllin M lW »m) . f iW irar T« «Sm S hit*
»■»««. mil t» iiklnl kx »im »rarm«k*fc
it ifcrlaietl.
It»» I HUM IMII iwrltrj«• rM»«al>t tmaa
'kt -r« »n4 bring arowMaUr (« in rrr*H
Irvxl the wnl rKirfis) U ibr *jiritiM>*>rnt
r? * I'ltwri.t (•* all aJ*rfli«a mm nil »• IwU t»
•tw l<i«i iV dale >4 ilk iul inartlin
V. |l Pit mn.V. it . (ii>n
tWDMh W»«1»r« 11 Mm ■ , 1 . »« Af*M
'■•I mriiutf xWoiiIikw wl Mia k«
*br rllMW »l lk-»l V » \ ik. l'llibJrl|4il, l-vl
Ihkiw
ll.»"k mul Jtib I'miliMk
VRoirn t \.m» >cati.\ v.\m i ti i»
l»OOTllV\
Rmrmbr*ac«
%» ' M < VJ\ rMri
ltr«rmki«lirr vf lk» •lr«l,
rW.1 a lit »4 Irl •JilltfM*'* hligfcl
At. Had iKr (>•««-• I* (fenl,
IH lh>*» Ikr hr irl ia Ilk irimtl.
Th- l.»f I—th« It 'Mll—fwtrurj
>«• liim« ii it llkf \um*
r» Ui ■■ 1 m (i«*n .
IUi U.iV«l ** ilk •».»*»« «hi*
Th* wiO ikr b"«»» ia
\''.nii'H « k»» ii»' »iU •'•r
•n—«h !• at* fU:k^
TV I • Im >u'l- ifc. ••-<>*«
tt k>-l« >lw|i kw fclfrrt"* »il«,
TW Mi# kr l«b llir 4»rrli U<«a,
TWrr Mill he la<fcU ku Im ,
JMiU « »!• hi.* a* lhr<' ifn lW.1
TI|<- >arfrj ••hri -4 IHe ikraii.
I'm »'« ih' «iU,
Th. M |wl;tMI alr|M lW'1 lliff,
>\ . i k« . ■ n»l- - |» . .1
l i mIw'i in U frmrr,
T • iliwl a(ua hrfc«r ih» in ma J.
lit kiwliril link a^Jr h<tK (f.«ml
JW •». •' I> " !«t *• .
M a» r ml.raj lW« lk«t.
|IWfWril . .w I unri' »k>> •*',
%mi lk-« a >tit .
Tim Mr* •••< la aiMlk m |M>,
tut kl iha-m in ikati i..hJ» Irani*,
\\ k» »katl »rr|i n'ri ml (f»»« *
U In. ilull Imi<i* a mi '
H Km alkali lk» an nano l» 1K4I antra
W hi' *• iH ■ knttt K»U iV»«
I imk thai («|«iyin« »h« k fall*
I Ui* tmmtr *k i« 'Walli rfikrala.
* • il ik«» I* a ' '»l,
t Iim ml n» «l * n4 anil ,
W • IU a k hi) lilt *|anl Rail I" t4 ml,
U D • II 1.1 » •••nil lkl»«
A k*4rt * ir I nl»r ami «►»» kiwi
I tiaa lk « aMt'al rutan ifJM I" ha - -
II ««H a i w
\\ Ht «ari»4 ru*. • •. •••«
Hi« ainm mm • ml,
Ar • iki timh • ml Vtnf |»«a»
I % »»mi innn hw • I tu> I•»».
<11 "tia • Ui»il iking;,
Kr'irmkaa'a* i4 Ik iW-a ',
Tlui maal ikr k<iuaiii^ kaait • anlwi«(
!*• tat iitumant* »kirk lia I iCil
\«l aukr Ikv Lot I Sal Mrllr I <4 tur
>1*11( iy ailkm h- ait* intra «•»».
"The Fnvdorn oi thr PrrM "
1mi ami —
I !.(l il k4 a* a 1 ak •,
"Ilk Ik 41 *** aul ikr, " t» kit Mail)
y « lalMrfiwii lai*
•• \\ k« »• •, tu\ ?*al. »> iIm«nii| ^«i
(I a|«nif<l Si ««ar I |» i.)
Cm \ a mi iui . rknk.
•• Tk finfca "/lk /*"« '* "
I ku>nl k » K>w—I ili l. h« <itnt—
«»kr r-4 1*4 Itk* a l»*l
I |.. a ait k«m, a.aal, *kr t. k-J
llaaal l'« I'aal I" Ml '
I jat» awilkrf laiaa, and Ik" a,
* ll» lk', '* I ikl 1 .intra*,
I ralHrf «atn kurWr Ilka
- TV K~J-rn jtU /w. '•*
H >!f. 'I'A f, M.
FAM'IION.
'• M'< nil," %jid old lllaiM* l\»»tor« r. ••*»«
dj\ to hi« ••»!, " I *»i«h 1 r«>ul«l «e«- you lift
*»»1» »•;■ *t»uf he»d 4 little, .'i»d thinking of uk
• j H" iher «il< M»ch<'. iti*!nd of lilting uj»
hi» i» . I. >«iU »h««ok it »«T »adl*. " 1 km«w
%r* 'I «liai tou rxj» rifiK-fJ in M irifiwntr,''
rwtiftued tin l.ilK^r. " and I under»l»iid >wur
frt liMp 11 lit •! in mm two year* tinrv %he
dird. ami a ia time you b* pau tu H'w*" >"ur
«rll lr»»m thi« unavailing cr>el. Your child
mi ar- of aa \gt to a mother'* ear*, 111 \
»it«* i* c',,v*"nf "Id, Ilk** myaelf. and 4n> la
^|unl to the fatigue <>f looking alter the
Young one*. and when lh»-T • h>«ar In run
away fiwn her to ih* edge of the pood. or un
der thr hum * frrt. iIm rw't uirruki> them.
•• What too *av i» true enough, lather, an
«w»r»d Mich-1. " but where »luil I f t a wile
l>k« Marguerite
' There u no tc'llmif till vihj try." auawer
ed Hlai^r •• Marguerite via* a pood wile, a
jjo««1 mother, at«i m « irvllent woman in etr
ery rrm[wl, but it would Ik hard to think
there ar»- no more w*h left m the work!
And I ain certain if *he ihiM »[#• ik to you
fr«»ni bea*«a, ahnr *l»e no doubt i», that »he
would gwr you thr ad*ice I am giving you.
Su|>(wmc *»>ur mother were to die, who i» io
take rart: of vour children when you are out
*11 d*y «|ii« the farm
'• \v, ;i. feiher. I'll think of it," "aid Mi
rhel " But I kn<>* m woman. Where wn
I ti> look for a wife' If no »:<h im to take
rhoo»# K>r n*- jrwrnif."
'• Whjr, «■ ill Bta»*e, " tW »rr wtrnl
thin^* to he ennaideml Fir»t, you must not
finrry » *ery youo^ woman; »he will be
'hoogbtleM. jimI nrglert four children, per
Wp>.n
" Ai*l if »hr'« older, »h* mat ill-truai
them.' mm] Michel •• For what I thej
»r* »» likely to »i;5rr by inv (tmnp them a
w*her m St wanting one."
" ^ " niutl k* cMrtiouk 111 our chotcr," in
«n.rod lUw. " RtJ\ CI.mI br thankcJ, pooJ
wnmon are i»«rv pj.-trt* ih»« bad mm* e*rry>
vilwrr
•' That'* true," amwrrni Michel. •• F daw
»a\ rmlmr or Lt>ui*r M>iloc. «t littl* Cath
arine Sjltmtr, ««n|d f ilber of thrmdomrll
enough.'*
" Too young," mil the c*M man, shaking
h* li^ail, " too voting, •*<! poor."
" VnMgtfiry ar*.certainlc, and poor, too,"
•aid MicIk'I , *' Ixit | •houUn'l likr to marry
an old wnnian, and «km I'm to find a rich
unr tint «il| have me I don't kwm."
"I wouldn't rvconut* nd an *»W woman,
either,." «atd Wan**; " but Me about your
own apt*—-right or nim*-and-twmty *ay ; and
a« l«ac iiKHirr, if thi iv'a none in ih» pari*h,
tlx »e in.iv hr in the next What would »«»u
siv in old ti.-rard'n daugta* » N«b»l
" I n*««r *»» *»we»«d MtrWI
*• ft*« a fumlnhili' »n it I *aw hrr pitb^r,"
vaul lllaiar , " Inii «Ih »»j fin. I.•.•Vine g>rl
then. .rid being an onlr daughter, »1« will
h nr everything b.-r Cither k«tm Thai » ill
!»• im> trill.-, .iihI v l»' w i«tn » to h«-t mar
ried for »he'« in-arU »» old ;»•• v«hi air— then*
w ill Kf> ito obm-tion on hi* jart, at all e»rnt- "
" What'" «aid Mirbfl . " have you »|«»ki n
t«> him on the mbjirt
" Well, to aitr tk« itulh I h»»f,"«m«rrri!
Ittai*e " Wlm vnu m« me talking to hut*
.it the l'»ir li»t wrrk, be wu remarking tl.at it
w »t iiw vou »hi*'k ulTvoiir jn«flor puor Mar
guerite. iiMirr r«|<malh a» vou had btvn aueh
i f<»od buoSaiid, and liatl nothing to reproach
xot.rvll w ith
" TVuilk l«*l for that*anl Mu'h. I
•• VimI *hrn I mi J I * uM I could v«»ti
iiurtinl a^am, Im patr mr a hml thai h»
• 'nniMnt Hi M>rri il vm u« fc in i A.- 4 faint
ht» gul .**
•• W. II. liili«r." <ud MhImI, " »Iic nthf
• ihk tn 11 ic j* ant , tor I ran iM-vrr l"t<
.»fiv »«miin again .•» I l»*rd im .Margtiriiti .
m, uivr »«m «i»li it. I II thilik ilmul thin
Nurriat,** with Ui>»l (ivtud
"Thinking tlxHit it wmit il<i, V'-u iihi*i
makr U f think jhuut it h»i," *ani !!!.•
.if v>itM i*»lt 1u.1v ai' |i in twii.r, tnu \ «hi
■Mat j« r Ui (•rititi|irfa awl m* hrr
" l"hat x« ill S>- a dav t» go. ami a dav t»
Cump Inrk, ami a dat |kmtH v»k! MkIm-I .
" km) Ii >« I fir »}uf.i| jiial miW in ln|»»il
I IIDr
" WV inuvi i nnuit a iI.ii nr two whrn
ill. r,- • •.*>,( m |V I ' V ,-iit. »-i» v»i rrd lllaiv
U- • •, 111 -.rri'1%'* "»ittiiiia) It v n lil«
tl 'in* 1 nwirr, anil »i»rl ti•- m«>rn■» jlirr
WW, M»» II In- at fhrf iir night. anil
j» tli- ii '• a iiiiKin, it «nnt « emu 1 f vim an
a llttlr lair."
> . It M •» »«1l!«il ill it Ml. W-"l olinultl g» 1111
IV • » ifii l«i 'ir.ni, 1 r/ I Iff if lir
n>ul<i lnv l%i*w| tirraril , (nil it m« uitli a
ti vv Kraft li- inula' h.» j'f» | iratinM,lni Mr
» kiftnillt 1 ti.l i« aj't t ■ h «!iv I upiil
' » » t v I • > f s * v jm| r>,»vt
On tt» <sjiu• mmiii;' tl.jt th ■ rmi«fMlH>ii
ti*4 |«l wlirn !(»•• •tiiltlr.n Men in t«c»l,
•Thl t(x- I«*»l «if tK»> limill WD tilling IMMmI
tli<- hcirik. iIm i raw in mi ••l<i wnMrn rail
ml II.rU Mr, win' ll»< I Ml I |*ail llUl 'Hi ill*
Uitili r« >i|' llljm l'4«k>n i'« Ijiiii Thhv a
w if It th.»» gave h«*r Hfvlh. nil «b«" w .m ii«»m
r»mir fur li#r allow anrr
• Sit «(••<*■ «it>l r»»t If. IlirU-itr,"
• vi| Mirjiii, th' finiifi'* ttili-, iwl Irt ■»
lr |h'« llie Wo»|J ,'««h * .ill *'»u
• N<4 wurv than «rilh "tlx r . I l«r
Ii- >«•," ai*wrrr>l |lirt»;t<', •• Imi I'm jjmnc
1 ■ • I |it\ il.i'i^lilrr, llttlr Falx-lum
•• !**««• h«-r' ||ow ' ?« »!►«• foin^ In ii».tr
ri»»litknl X|»f(*«>i
" Married' I'oof child, *l«> would nurr\
(••■r' ' »aid ll.irbrttc " fim M. hut ibf't
fmnif in (intilpw l'\v fut a »ituatio« for
h»-r ibrir al KirnN'r (irnnl'i. It*» a hard
ttim^ to part w ilh li'-r. but »!«• 11111*1 j;o In
M-mc<* tunc; ami the winter will In
here and if »h« ran earn a little mooey.
»h«- will hi- able to help lit*' through it."
'• Shr\ Nch a little rrnlun', that *r for
H' 1 li r i|r," «wl Mart"! . " but tlx truth
1-. 1 1*I11111' »Ik wml luK'ntfr It »h> *ti\»
at hint** »li«" may get hit»it» >i| idlcucM
" No !«ur of iliat," ti»»r(nl llarln lw. "I
U-lifTr KaiH*h<Mi would rather godmaiM lirr
kuec* in-1 «crub the Munn lu tbo hit;li road
than tu>tk:n«f Sh< 'II bv a Irraauire
hi any that g< U her, I cart tell you . ami
I «>(>!« w tab you could ha*«- lain 11 her into
Tour » "
" 1'erbap* we may another jreur," *.ml
Mar^'ut , " hut 111 tJw meantime, it will be a
C*»«l thintr f>>r her to go to Grand pre. (ierard
kifjw a good house ami iht-'ll lltiproie her
•rlf there. W'lien «i«»he l«a»e you I"
" She*» to he then to-morrow to 'iraudpre,
ami h> »hall take chaigc "• I" r • and. by th<
by,*' added he, " u Kunchoii ih going to h*r
with friend (Jcnrd, «he may do us a good
turn ami th« m'ujkmi h«- communicated to
llarhettc his ho|*m of bringing about a mar
riage betwut Muheland Uabcl, begging that
»» Fuchoii »a» well acquaint"! »lib them
all, »he Mould My a k««I won) fur tin lamily
in and tor hi* ton in particular.
" She may do that w ith a r|t«r mm*lence,"
•aid llarlfttf , " C»r happy'll U the wife that
e»lU Michel I'uUirvr hukhand I'll »|>eak lo
her about it, and, depend on it, be won't miM»
hi* mark if they'll take Kanchon'a bwil f«»r
bun "
Nlirhtl, who hid been paeing up and down
the orchard, thiking mthmhI* of what wi»
before him, now cume in, and hating Ifarm-d
llw lent i nation of Fanchon, he omaented wil
lingly to <"%r«>rt her. Accordingly, on theen
•oiii/ afternoon the little damarl ppnented
beraelf at the atable-door w»h a small bundle
id her hand, ready for li* mad, »nd hi* in^;
UMHjnu d brhiud th«- *ot»ng farmer, they start
••>1 on iheir journey w ith the good wuhr* <>1
lite ua,tnbkil family. It waa the firat iimt
»h« Hail left her poor home, and her old motif
er. »nd the *r>ung girla of her «wn age thai
-he had grown up with , and whil*« Michel
alone Ilia mind absorbed in hia own
trouble*, the Irani wrrr streaming down hrr
fact* a* sh«' thought of iIium1 *h« wa* leaving,
and the stranger* kIic wan going among, All
at one* Miehrl became aw air that »hr wa*
weeping. " What a thr uattrr, littlr Fan
rhonMid he.
" I'm thinking of bomr and my poor moth
rr," Mid alir, rndcavoritig to restrain thr flow -
ing tears.
M Ah," »aid Michel, " it makrs otir's In-art
ia«l lo lra*e tlumr we Ititr, if ti'» only for a
*hort ttmr, for wie nrvrr frrl» sum of Mi-uig
tb< m again Who rould hair thought, w hrn
I left inv fioor M irgnrritr to go to Itiiiirn for
two ill*», th H »hr would be drad before mv
return' And that put* mr in mind that I
didn\ «wr inv littlr t«ep when I camr away
wltrre could In hr, I w«mdrr
*' I m* hmi in the morning running along
thr higf frta«l " *.iiJ Fa*r|. >11 " I thought
eiiu H id «rnt hun a lirimagr perhaps "
"Not |," answered Michel ; ••but my
mother mav, to kivp him out of the way, for
hr waiilr«l sulk »«i>Kwr w t«V mr to tir.md
I ,,
pre
"And win nut hair brought himsanl
Fanchon " Hr"* no wnght, and thr marc
could ban rimed u« all three , hi>«iil«*, I
rould walk a good j>art of thr wav. 1 loir
littlr Is p, and I iIhmIiI hair liked to hair
hun with u».*'
"Why. 1 wuhrJ to bring hnn. but mv
i itl»« r mmI it wiiuldii'i do t« c murtiiu;
wilh • • hi I.I at in v lurk Hut I 'm talking of
what voti know nothing about "
"I beg \our pardon.** Mid Kanchon; " 1
•lo know all aliout it I know vou arr going
to marrt Ihr rirh linwr'i daughtrr that's lo
l«r mv uimtivaa
"'Hint you know inorr than I do," Hid
NlirlM'l " S|»- itu\ (mt fln««w In ht»r nn'."
'• N\ In »! <mil<)ii*i *l» hiif \»u«aid Kan
rhiNi " 1'iJn'i \ou in ik' 4 p**l hu*h.tnd In
M irjrwrilr ' You'if t» ell off, loo, and a*
ynMii? a* »!»•• i». I'ur what I hi-4f
•• Hui I luir thw rhildrtfi," nul Mirhrl.
" s,. much ili** toiler, ii m ill in ike iIk
nirrn'f Ihhik. Ile>iilc«, an'i Ikrr th* prrt
licit rluldrrn in the whole pari*h, and the
bn»t brought up* For my part I think I In*
"•n >iirht »f liltl« I**p •■•iilil hate wnn hei
In'iii il imff "
" \\, il' *lte lik<» children ' hut mi|>jh»c
tdte doc* MM
" 1'imli' ll" •lie diirMl't llkr chllilrt n, tdif
wont like t<> mam you , *>> tlwrc'II U- an rnd
n|'it lint the* ui »Ik*'k tvh and handaoine,
■ iid I Niter hoard m ill *%«»ti! •jxikrn of hi r;
»<• ynu'it «!<«{ t» taki' up notion* before
imi'ir rriMm
" I'll t'-ll \«>«i *ktU Kwm'Imhi." tutd Mi
chel, " (mi arv »li«rp and i|itM'k, auil foil «le I
k'"iiij to l»r in In i Ulnar • Ih>um* \lirr
Vou ha»e Inn l!i re a »•(■» oi two, iiiu iiiti»l
ir!l iiv uha' jrnu think rf her."
• N i, 4l.*tt<|n| 1 ,1'i'lliKI , •• I MIMl'l
proitnw ih it I iiiichi make a niiMakr, aial
do niiM*in< I JuM a» *lte »»lil llil* the
mil* »hic I '* NVliatu ttHM ibr a»ki*l
" It'* •••iite animal tit thai butdi," iMWcnil
Mii'liH " a atrajrt I lantlt, |«*rli i( •
" It » a • hil I --.i il Fanrltoii •" Wliv,
it's tour iitili l<ep, I declare. ami tflirp'"
•• !*•» it -»id Micltel, alighting fiom
the nt.ir» •' I n ttimk ol'llic child l»* ing Iw rr
ali'lK iih! >o ur likin home ^ Inn I In*
(toy «i;«-ued III* l lfk.1 e\i «, ll«' ».•» alltat'tl , I
lor In* Uilter hating r>-l i»«J lo laki hint In
I irandpre, lie had f t oil *oinr houm Itcloru,
Mitli the iiitciiiioii oi » itching on th- riMil till
Mirhrl pa«»*d. and thun uaininj* hi* object,
lint »PaI) Mllli walking, lit feat down and It'll
ulvrp, ami now ln-injj *uddcidy aw.tkun'd, he
rould ih»I r>iiK ul* i how Ik got ||n>n>.
" Ifc-n i frri." «.vd ( iiM'I'on. i|ui«'iU open*
mt; In r bundle , " I'm- got a lut of lnrnl .mil
rhw krn1. it, !*•(•, and eat a*av.
Midtel wit aiii|*(\, for ho neither liked to
li-.i»r ilie hoy ih> in take Itiin in I • r-tn«l
prf. jnil wliilc |m" mildiil, l^ji nuil lluw
<ter. Kinrhoo iodine with Iific voungtlcr
nrfinl ihf iliir, Mwlnl ihi; hihi mi
tin noddle Ix Inn* Iiimi. ini the Mddle before
him, on !hi-v Hi'iit The child m.ih mi de
Itglilrd at lir»t. Ih.it li»- forgot hi had no iIiii
ner . hut the* had nut gwiic lir In-lorc the jog
ging o» the h<<r>M' remindi-d htm of hn> hungar
"l)idn t I tell vim "xi*aid Mirhi-I im
patiently "W» »i » •« In- d<«c no*' I dun'l
•rr i h«iit>' where »nr rnnU ffla mouthful
of bread for intlen round.
!/•{• did not require l» hi* twice in* tied, hnt
Michel mmI, " What will ton do your»e|f,
Pwkwi, without anvthing till we get to
(trandpre? We've i long way to go vet,"
••Oh," aaul Fanchon, " ytNitiR itunurhii
can't w ait, and mine can . bnidn, grief at
h at ing my |««ir mnlhrr hw »|>oilcd my a|>
jiftit*'. and 1 don't want anything."
The neit thing tint hapjiened was, that a*
vMin a> I^ep'a tlntiurh wu* full, he Uc.uin
».• »l«epv,that he \».i- Ilk"' to till off thr iii-irc
mi Michel could not guide her, and at tin
-aine Hint' bold tin* child and a lug of gau.c.
which Inn father had given him a.* a present
t" hi* intended , hut K.iwhoti .«»»d," I•!*«■ tin
the game hag, and I'll tie it to my bundle,
ind then you ean "ling them lufore you,
vthile 1 carry the bov in my arm*."
S» on they jtipevd in thia *jv wmr mile*
further, till ttK»y reached a *ood which they
had l<> p.i*» through, hut by thn> tunc it hjd
iV'ttinc lair, ami tltouirh thr itkmki >vu> riamg
th»re an*e alau aoch a thirl mint, that thry
could not find their way, wlulr thr horn' f
ijurntly Mumbled ow thr broken hranchm
and Mumpn of treea. \l>er trying firat one
path and thrn another, and alwava finding
that thry wrro wr>>np, Fanehon proposed
that thry ahould alipht an<l walk, " bring
wan-r the jftonnd, we may nuke
out where wc are ; and while you lead the
mare, I'll takr can- of thr child," aaid »he.
Aa th« wood* wm intrraecti-d here and there
by ditches and ponda, thry were in lew dan
cer uo th«ir feet than on Iwraehack, and thev
got on frr Mimr dutarKr without accident;
but on reaching at k"*th a »|*>t where the
thickct terminated, ihcy fouod thcinaelvca on
ihn edge of ■ larpe n.ar*h, which Michel
knew t*> l«e in an opposite direction to the
road they should ha*« pue. So th«*T turned
luck again, and made fiother attempt, but
with do betlw Mirwa; add to tlieir
mioforttiiwti wliilit Mickil w»* seeking for
hi* hat, which the branch of * iree knocked
off his head, the nure «li|>|«d the bmlle froin
his liaml, and Hotted off.
" What's to be do«w» now »" eried he.—
, " The i lnld can walk iw further, and I'm
, afraid to Imtrr you here while I go after the
mare, le«t 1 «hould not •<. able to Ami you
attain , and it w« »tav Ihtb all night, the
chihl M ill p i hi» death, and pmi too, with
the culd. lie*idea, I'm b» no mean* sure
then' mat not be a wolf or two hciralmul*!"
" We mml lif(ht a fir . " «aid Kamhon.—
" llerr'a a large oak wtiseh will keep off the
rain, and I feel plenty of dry tlirli crackling
under at) feet. and then We'tnust mA<* a he1
for the boy, and let htm sleep till the mist
clear* oil "
'* That's raaih unl," answered Michel,
" hut where arc we to get lire ' ami the mare
h.iii run oil wilh iu\ saddle l>ag« and every
thing we had trt make a bed Willi
" I'te mi tmder-lior in my pnekit," said
Fanchon, aa *Im- set brisk I \ to work to geth
• r sticks ,*'and we must ch ar a drt s|*it
and wrap him up tn my cloak "
"And what's to tMeonte i4 \*m without
It Clied Michel
" I h«* lir*- Hill Harm hip, aiwl I ran kr*>p
OiyM'lf awakr," «<ii " btit llir
cliil«7~can I. ami Im-'II jjrt In* ilriUi, if *p
ilwn'l takr «-ar«* i'l him *»hilr h«* •livj* "
ll i* iMmii*hiii)r what rrwourw" thru ll>
111 4 Wfll-<ll«|»w<-iJ, ai'lllr, final |PW|#fri| Hit
nun, ami him hrlpli «•«. in rrrUin rtn«,TV»"»
ri<T, » man i» l«tiik ktt! Kanrl»«»ii Ii.m1 a
/mill blatnf hfi> aixl a l»il n| ilrv lra*r« un.
<1«-r tli>' «>»i r«uU l»r l< ;> in ih> Iiiim Unti
»hr Htaj>|f«l Itrtti in ln-r rktak, awl wwWil
liiin willi tin' ffamr lu^', nliirh, liyrtlirr
m ith In r own liuntlli', liatl kli|i|Nxl oil tlir
inari* a« *ln' kn*kr<l up ln r |nt-l« ami ran <>ll
" You niual krrp ii|i lln- fur," »anl *iir,
" wlnlc I wali'li tlif rlnlil, |r*l tin- »j>nrk*
•lltiulll lI'M'll Itim "*
" • |»m my *»<inl ».•«>•* » liltlr
la»»'" fcjnl Mirtul "Vim kimi% Im*- Ii»
Ul< nn of i child, ami iruki .« fir< ih the
»ih«I, and r»«Tithini» that'* uxful I
ku li'-fiimiiiK to li 11 rn>*at I ran nil yixi,
at the thought* of jukhh.' liir nn.Mii lirrc hi
I he coW."
' Villi mIii'II I>I|| |l«W'» IMH » If III|« r, WW
irrw rally !•■"* imm'i |irritMf in iwl ,
•.iid Ktitrhi'ti. " For my I hair nflm
U • ti «.lilijr I l<> Lrv|i ill*' mi ilw lnlU in
< nM *wl.a I, iml I >ll"iil . hem t «• 11 v
nil if 1 ha'ill'l klmwn IniH In li aki M lilt
" Willi toil »il .tlmul lt*inj; mir » temper
Ik true riiniijjh," aiii*<''ed Mi.-hel. " hut
I nit in h*l[ it * hen thin • |» tvitwIv'"
"JuMli iwnitM r th.-t lo»'ni» ynur temper
Mill milv inikr thrm won—." »*i«i Kanchnii.
"My mother mil I tii.'- Ii.nl inn* i h.iril1
•tmjj.'k, lint hi never l«»»i heart till it cane
tn tin lulling tiMlay; hut tmir umthrr M)i
nlu 'II |" rhaj« hirr ih<- m *t »< at it I l< arn in
U 4 *• r*anl at <irai»d|irc, m I %lial!
krrji ii|> iii) emirate, and live in li«>jir» nt
lug d'-ar hntne atrain "
•• I »i»h idle had hired »<«i at ence, mud
Michel, in»:« ul nf «>-nding nil tin* mid
Kiniw* rluiM'altrr • wilt*. Vim r»'uW hair
tali li i*aif «if 1111 childii 11 a» »• II -» any
t»ili* " llui at Michel «it Willi III* kin•••
ward* tin lire i>|»|Mu>tt«* Kaiiclii'll. Iir tin*, |nr
ihi tirnt tune 111 hi* lift-, a* the light »Ikm»c imi
Imt fwe, inad< the diaruvary that oh"* *1* *
irit pretty jirl " llnw nld in.' y«m, Kan-'
ehon I" aaul lie.
'• Kiffhtrsn," »»i(l »hf; •' hut I'm mi liftl**.
lh.lt nohodv tak<s III*" to he mi old."
" W hy viHi'fr ulil enough to be marrn-d
*aid Michel
"Ha, ha'' liughi-d Kaitchon, ** *%
marry tar I «mnilrr
•' That remains to he seen." Mid he —
•• Have you n»-»cr thought of a husband \« l'"
•• \e*er," answered she. •• I'll never hi <r
ry till I hate a hundred odkiw to begin
housekirpintf with."
" Hut it will tain you uuuv years to sate
that while you ha*p your mother to help out
of your wages," said Michel.
•' Hut I phi wait," imwi red Kanchoa.—
" Folk that li»e single may <ii<> .u> happy and
go to Ileaven an fasl as the married onca."
" That'a true," said Michel, thoughtfully;
•• hut It's IrtU'f to marry." Ami Iwrr hr
It'll into a rc»cne, out of which ho hy and by
awoke, declaring that he was dying of hun
ger and hail nothing to cat.
" Not mi hid at that, neither," said Kan
rhorr " At we came through the wtn>d I
plucked the che*inuta that were tabbing in
my faee, and when I lighted the lire, I m
them on the ashen They mint be ahout
done by this time, 1 think ; ami if they're
not enough for you, you can lake one of the
btrda you brought lor your intends!, and I'll
rr*»t it for you betw ixt a couple of Hones, as
we us* d to do the lark* we caught on the hill
when I kept the sheep."
" What a brute I am, newf to rfmrnwr
that you gave y<»«ir bread and fhei* to l<c|t'
Why, v<mi must be »urving, Kanehon' I
had a good dinner before I Marled, and )et I
ain a* hnnprv at a wolf'"
" h'» all habit," Mid Kanehon . «• you are
•ccuntomrd u> your thr^n nr four meal* a day
at the I'arni, but I am u*ed to Canting, and I
I don't roiiu a meal now and then."
i "That'a another excellent quality in a
wife," Uid Michel, laughing.
[ " Hut I'm not a wife, nor like to be," naid
Fanchon
Here Mirh'-I fell into another reverie.—
" He'll be no fool ihatrhc«*» you," Mid he.
" I hope not, for I »houlda't like to marry
a fool," Mid hbo.
" I dare My you think ma aitupid fellow,"
»aid he. af*rr « pauM . " for I r*n do noth
wig, and you ran iio everything- Itui you
aer, Fanrhon, I waa «ri to thr plough, and to
guide tbn oicn through the furrowa, whrn I
wu but a 11itlf lad . and aa I only worked on
my fathrr'a farm, I alwaya found iny iik'jI*
ready when 1 wanted thrm; and then I mar
ried young, and my poor Marguerite took
nituf m«| hut I've nobody to mind iiu*
now."
" Couldn't Fanrhon take rarr of you. pa
! pa f" aaked little Lep, who had hern awak
mad by the omrl! of the euokery, and waa
no* anting up and waiting for hia share
"Tube sure I can," aaid Fanrhon, who
*ai m> far from thinking o| Mirhel aa a hua
l«nd for hrrarlf, that »hr waa not in thr Iraat
• ml«urr.i>K-I hv thrrhild'a<|ui'«tion; for Blai«r
I'aMorar wa* eaieetiMd a rirh farmer in that
part of thr country, and Fanctinn'a mother
*aa in a great deg rw depemUat on the rhar
Hy of the family.
"Come," aaid «he to Mirhel, when he
had finiahed hi* «upptr, " I »oe you can't
krrp your h< ad up to talk, au you had brtter
lir down by the child, ami go to ulrrp at once
and I II *atrh thr firr."
" No, it la *ou tlut mint lir down. Fan
rhon." aanl MifM, "ami Fll watch you
both , tor I ha\e bilk thinu* «urr*ng in mv
head, and though I *rrr to iry nt-vrr »o, I
ruuld not aleep a wink."
" Fiftv thing" ' That'a too many for one
head," aanl Fanchon, merrily.
" Well, if I haven't liftjr, l'*e onr that I
haven't l«*en able to grl out of it for Uir la«t
two hour*. ami I ulioulil like to trll yon wli.it
It la."
" I think I «*oul«l It'll >ou," *atd Kam'hon .
" >1x1 wiah you nerr at hrnnr, aii«l in (m •!, in
id of running thr country alter 4 *% 1 "
" A *oinan I n«"»nr utt !" uhI Mirhcl.—
•' IV niiw mi ml* i<> go bark again, Kawhon
What «lo vou mv ' Will you go w ith nw
" 1 go uith you ' — m»," *uid the. " hat
would my |«M>r iiv»tlwr 1I0 mxi winter it I
low the initiation »hr ha« gut lor im- uith »<»
tnurh trouble' And a« lor vou. I «»\ you'll
U \rty HMm W|i» nhould )OU laki* «urh
a prejudice agauikt a girl bavr w*er «vn'
'Hunk of your j.''»»l parettU loo, thai tiitli
y«Ni to iturry What » your ohfctiou '
" Now, it I mar rhiew for tnyaclf," an
• vrrfnl Mirh' l
" Wait till you iwf In t," uid »he
III ■pile o| her bravi' llttlr In utt .iimI gi««l
apirit*. fatigue U '.Mil to li-ll Jgjinat I'anrholi
»l la»t. mil tin n> \t iiiii> Mirhi'l xjxtkr to Iwr
«h«'mif maiding " Ijinw, mt girl." »aid
hi* " |ii* <Iomn i» «ii|r thi' hoy, ami rial till
tin- morning daMna, ami thru I'll m ikf you
liolh " So Fawhon »tMtr|n,i In m If on tin*
U'il of |ra\<'«, ami taking tin- ■ hiM 111 lo r
arm*. «a« a>«on I'aU h!h |i 'I hen Mu-hrl
rj. > ail IIm* • hwk i/'i 1 , , ami m In' iimkul
at l»"r • itin«»*nt young larr, unit liiilr
I»ap Ivmg nil Iwr txmim, In viul, •' Win rf 1
have mv c\> s hero ill lhi» v*h 1 )•-. that I luvc
lurt tli.- tr •• . under them, and nrti-r
f mud it out ' I thought 'In m ik * child .
hut though •Im'V 1* lair, .1 ) d- lic.iti a»a,
\« hi!'- d *• tn |<H>k at, nh* « 1* liardv J» .«
\oun< hril* r, ami a» ti'mh r and .1^ braw a»
.1 g«"«l mhdui, and thai'* what »h«' l», in
g<«»d tilth, and 1 fit *if« foi any man Hut
»hal'athi» to trw'" hr eirl.oim«J, turning;
awiv " tiiio-r iii«i miumh r \%in »er
hear of inv naming her, wm it »hr would
li»*e in>- " Still. r>iiM>n with hiinw11, .«» It.
would, he could not jfrt miiI of In* bead t|i»t
hanehnn wa» the wifr In make lum liappv
.unl tin! he m • i r *h<Mild able to fancy my
other. Iliwrti r, tl** ram hawiiK ivsmhI,
ami the hi. on »liout inure clearly, In-by
tii'l by it it mIi imIiIi- tu iroiiM- tin
iln'lirrih ami rmlfamr In imurr tin.r lo*i
|>4lli Kuih Imhi w.»« very drow*v, ami .<* tor
Ix p' tben »u im waking lum at nil . Inn
Michel tiaik him hi hi* arm*, .iimI tbey trudg-,
ed awav f«r w»mc tune m Iio|m * of findin^:
Ihrir way uul of iIh* And according-*
Iv, a(1*-r walking fur upta irrf* of in hour. Mi
chel etelauiMil joyuuvly that they were ap
proaching i hou*e, fur th it he mw a light
■Inning through the ire.-*, «i liny tmli hr*rt,j
ami hastened forward* , hut in«t« :n| of :i limine
ih< v found tin" light proceeded from thru own
lire, which tin krw ip hul blown into a flame,
Mh<'ri ii|*»n MirM l"*t all patience, exclaim
ing lift inuit b« bewitched . but Faitrhon
■.ltd, •• t 'otne, let ii* m iU•' the be*l of ||.—
One nik'lit m ihe w<**l Mont kill n* . hul hi
mu»i make n bed for Ihe ehiM ae»in, anil ooa
er him up warm, lor I begin in | tho rolil
air of the morning." Hut though Fanchon'a
patience waa n«t cthauMrd, her lmtb« wtrr,
ami turning a* while *■ ihe liamlkerchicf that
eofcred her in-ck, »he wa* mud with a ahiv
crmg, her teeth began to chatter, ami nil*'
mink tu the ground alm-'M inncnaible.
•' Oh, Fanchon, my girl!" cried Michel,
lifting Iter in hi* arm* to the bul ahc hail
made fur the boy, " it i* my fault that you
are eajiosed to all thia trouble and fatigue.—
I undertook to protect you to (tramlprr, and I
bate done you nothing hut miachief. Hut
forgive me, Fanehon, and I'll inake you
amends for it all if you'll take me for your
huaband!"
•• I • " cried Fane lion, i«'m« what recalled to
bewlf by amazement. " You're raving;,
Michel *ou don't know what you're lalkii.g
about.
" I know very wrcll what I'in talking about,
answered he (" and I know that you're the
only woman to make me happy; ami that
you'll bo a good kind mother to my rhildrrn,
and a good daughter to uiy old father and
mother; no only tay that you'll marry me,
and a* soon »» it'a lipht enough to nee our
way, iimtcad of going on to Grandprc, we'll
turn our face* the other way, and go back to
the farm."
'• It'a impoeMble," said Kanehon, shaking
her head. "Itoan'tbc, *> think of it nn
more, Michol, but go forward and «ee Isabel
Gerard, aa you promised your pareota when
you left them.
•• It's of no use," Mid Miehel j " it would
only b« an affront to gn and »e« a girl I'm de
termtned not to marry Hut why wont you
have me, FiikImI Waan't I a giN*] hus
band to my |«*>r Ktrgucrtle' I)i<ln't aim uii
her doath bed, bid we take another
And didn't ahe bid om U>ll lirr tint | had nr»
cr tfiten nty fir*' •"W ■ nwimrni a cause to re
flret that ahe had taken om* for her husband'"
" I know thai'a true," UMvend Panchon
mth thr u-ani in her *y<*». " My mother,
who wan helping to nurse h»*r in her last ill
nem, heard her say ao "
" Awl didn't y«>u bwi what l<ep aatd to
nifrlit' It wan thr voice of Margncrile
•{N-akiiiK through tier child
Kanchon, however, wu not to lie persuad
ed , ami although »lie give no reason, she mi
stead ih refused luni, that, ijuite dmrourajfed,
Michel ceased to spertk ; and while she lay
down again braid* the boy, lie sal with hi*
head noting <lesjx>ndin(l*- nu hia hand* till
tlie morning broke 1 hen he turned to nmi*
Iter, hut he uk thai she wat awake, and
thai %he Ind not slept an\ more llun himself,
lit* intf impured their way of an early wood
cutter, they once more started for (irandpre,
and oa soon .u ihev reached the entrance of
th<* village, Kancliou alopped. and holding
out her hand, hade him gisid-bv ; " for," said
•he, " I can't go to my iww mtstresa till 1
hate « i»hcd titv fait- and handa, and made
llivself tldv I shall come there hy md by .
and mi the mean lime, Michel, I shall t<»ri»» t
ill vou hate *aid to me, and I hojw you will
luarry I*.ifwl (icrard, and thai she mat make
von a p'M»l w ife, arid v«mr children « good
mother
'• I won! hate an* mother hut Fandion," j
» nd l<ep.
" Voii »han'l ha»o an) other, ' »aid \|i
ohol ; " ami aa »ho wont !>»• your mother, you
•hall hi»f none." \\ lit frujHin, ImiMiiik
Kaorhnti fan-well, he nturned home with
the ohlld, while the |>r«"'<,«dnl itu her VI|\
In oortain jurtji of Krawr, where it i*eu«
tomary for ill the married, a* «■ II u tlx
•inifle, children and r<»n«l«*liil«lr«'ti In ro«ide
together under tin' «in.. root .11 lung aa it 1*
po**ih|e fur tlmn t» <!•» w, thru* i» a remark■
ikle ilrj'nr of ilffrtfiw uWfrnl Inward*
tlie elder* ol tin- farnilr' and thua \Iicli«*l.
though i' >rlv tlnrlv veara of ago, felt whim*
misgiving 'I ihe thought of presenting him*
M>lf at tlic firm without hating fulfill*-*! tin'
ohj«vt o| hit (<mroe>. and without hring aide
to explain to tlir *ati*l'artmu ol hi" parent*
llir ren n of In* r»'inrn , lor to *.n ili.ti lu
ll. ul lalle i in lino Willi llirli'tt'* littli'd nigh
Irr, .• nd th.it ahe had reluvd linn into the
lurgiin.fi knew wiiuld a|)f»*r to them rath
er a «utipvt for aiuau'imnt and l.tuiflit«*r ili.iii
ctiiiiniaeraiion llowcter, h<* wa* ago««l »on,
and wortli> 1111:111, lliat although di»appoiiit
ill, llie old projilr ilid not think |iro|»*r |||(I|I ««
thr niattrr turtlier when lie il*<-| ur.l hi* dr
terminal inn not io niarrv l»it»l («erard md
tlivt eniilenled lln-m*elie» with looking about
in olhrr dirootiuii*. and recommending to hi*
notice lirM oiir and iln*n another Inr dam*e|
of ili<< aurrounding dutrirt* Hut it .ill
in *am , Michel would Im%«* nothing to «\ to
any of theiu . and although went ahout hi*
work m* itiliifriitlr a* r*» f, e»rrv «aw he w 1*
an altemt nnn U Kanchon ho hoard n«»th- '
ing , hut i» thoro |o||owv<l a rerv hard win
tor, Barbell* would have • uttered ejeeedllig
ly, hail it not aoniehow miraculously happen
oil thai In r *iook of |NitabM-», and flour, ami
firewood never diminished' It did not ii||ni-l
I* how Irnely »lie iiMtl them «hr had alwats
plent* . ami although ,il fir#!. l«JHii£ the <]#•«
il might have a hand hi the Imam****. she had
soim thoughts nf n>(il<nainp to the prie»l,the
comforted hervelf with the iAr.\ that »« >
Iml not n.lrrtil intu any fomj>act with tin
F.*il • ►nc. hi* hail no right to • *;««et anv ron-1
deaecnsioA on Iter |>art in return liir his bene
fit" When the year wan expired, Fanehon I
came hone jfni, but much to the annoy
ance of her mother, an<t the surprise of lllai«e
I'aslorer ami hi» wife, she to enter
into their wnifv Michel guessed her re i«
on, ami it Muni; him to tin* <|tii<*k to «ee how
resolutely »kf avoided him . Imt it happened
that while *l»e w*s imkin? inquiries for »n-1
other situation, the scarlet f»»er hrnki out in
the neighborhood, ami thru- »w scarcely a
house tlut had not iiw or more children in
bed with it Amotifr the rest Michel's three
children wore all attacks! at one time; ami
in such an emergency as this Fanehon did not!
wait to Is- asked—she offrtnl at once In
spite, how, trr, ol all the rare and attention
that were lavished on them, tin- two youngest
died, to tb< im iprc««iblc grief of th«*ir fath
er, who doted on thetn for then own sake*,
and relic* of his Moved Marguerite, but
Lep recovered ; and it wan whilst he *a ly- j
mg in bed convalescent tint he Mid to Kan
ebon, to whom be had becomc passionately
attached, " Fanehon, I want you u> promise
me something Will you'"
" Yea, dear, I will if I can."
•• Oh, yes, vou can my well, if you like."
" Well, what i* it, dear'" aaked Fanehon
" Promise that you'll be my loamiru
said I«ep.
"Oh, that's nones* use!" said Fanehon,
rising suddenly, for Marmot was hi the room
•• Lie down, and lot me eorer you up while I
fetch your broth."
" No, I wont," said I<ep; " I II not lie
down till you promise to be iny niainma,"
and lie setied hold of her aprm, and held her
fast
" Kie, Ivp »■"! f ancrtoo. ■■ in me
jo!"
" You thought I »u wlff]> that nif»ht in
the wood when papa asked you to he my ma
ms," aaid l^»p; but I waMi't; and when
we wen* eotninjf home, he promiaed that he
would never give me an* mamma hut you.—
Oh, Fanehon, do"' he aaid throwing hlm»elf
into her arrr* ; " for now that God ha* taken ,
away my brother and aiater, what »hall ! do!
without a mimmaAnd yet weak and ex
citable from hi* illnewt, the bor burat into an
uncontrollable paaaion of tear* and aohe.
" Oh, Iiep' Lepwhat fan I do to comfort
you, darlinf •" Mid Faneh/m »lmo«^ erring,
| li«-r»elf at tin* boy'a diatreaa and her own wo*
' fuaion.
" Do what he aaka. my child!" «aid «h#
I Hid woman, coining u> the bedside. " I un
demand uow tin* cauae of pour Michtl'ade*
' iiondcncy, am! why yuu wouldn't come to
I li*« with us, Fanchon. Rut per ha pa you
don't like my aon1 Pcrhap* you couldn't b«
happy with him' la that the maoo you r«
fuv»l htm!"
" No, ma'm," s.ud Faneboo, hiding her
face amongst Lep'a curly luck*.
" |Vrha|« it wa« you thought wa
should nut like you foi a diughtrt Fan
chon did not an»wcr. " Well, Faoehon per
hap* you were right; ami did you trll my
mm your motife far refusing hun'"
" X«nr," answered Fanrhon
" Vou -ita a brare, good girl," aaid Un
mother a* the left the fooan
' Woni you iuy jiiiiiim i>«w, rrj>
rhon'"iaid I<rp, throwing hi* arnui round
her neck. " (Irtnnjr wiahe* it. and I wiah
It, and papa wishes It."
" I don't know that," aaid Fanehon.
" Hut I do," aaid l<rp ; " for when he aak
• «l nv thia morning if there waa anything I
wikhi-d for that he could gife me. I aaked
him to gift- me Faix hon for my mamma, and
he said he should lie verv glad indeed, but
ili.it Finchoti wouldn't, llut yi>u will now,
wotit you'"
" I'rrhaj*'" whujieml Fanehon.
" J>hf nyi p*rhoj>i, papa mike ber uy
V»«'cried |<rp to Michel, who now rntered
the room >*ith hi* lather and mother
Michel did make her tay y#t , awl i rw ma
ny day* wir«- paused, Fane bod became l^p's
mamma, to tin* joy and aatomahm«°nt of old
llarbi'lte, and the infinite «ati*faction of all
parti)* rsweerned,
Chambrr'r f'JinSurtfk Jm.r-ull
The Truant Brother
ftt mimiK « m4ripf
II' » (i> » ilii« iiiMtforii, ljr'iik»r '-flu,-*
Waa'l ••II*, r»irl»w »«»U
I h .i liirttr.l I In yxilliful hmrt i»«,
\n«! Ulirim u • ilhia lH«* itlrrwl 1
\ /• •! |anli4iNr utikimll) tak»n.—
Kill inr.ml III (iir lhr» iiau{hl "if |«l»,-»
Oil ' oiiuU «iMi«r |>i»rl * lu)<*
I'n lUIH llli • , lltMnl, lmk 4* <111 '
I mil ISn it ill* fi «lll» Until,
U h«r< IK.rill ami |ilr««|T All ill# 'hur,
IU » unit k«ik (of C«ilK IMliifril,
I'm r'm 4i ilru|rfi • tl »rlhfi»,
\ml wIhh •mill Ikr lm<) ihpi'H,
I I ll tin I III I »li ll th» |i«llrtl»>»,
I . II. mil ill* III tit l)l4l lh tl III »l«i| I
Vrt, imUII* linitiiiitf. |>im iKiti l<)
lUihmk il»». litniKi t, nf iltr w in
W»,»f |MM'I III • mint (Iir liiftllt«r,
Kimit tlikr .■! art- ik kii>.
Il»i| lit I i Ull In lit* r (i tl ntKrl
III .Kir ittrrl Itm* —ik t miaul Irniki,
Ituwn ilifiiiif in tin thiiinif ntrf,
U linr ttiU Ii4». lain nil tiMllllflll |«a»k*<
With iNiimi i|ni iml I'l.nUil <{Uit«t
TKm tiH'lhii In tin* laiihiul Nit'i,
( I H.i.iitK ikmIi^I, lh<m •till ait ■(•«>,)
W hiU trl In ill |«ntf th« |iillnttM ifit,
\i*l rit»t ih-i ttilh i jutlullm
\ Uilt.1 III |ii«r llimi'tl i'l<|rIt •hak*n.
Ami -mm • nan rrnd ihr it* m t» im, - -
OK' ••mtil »•!»• |m»ir ilt'«uK( »» tk»n,
\ml lilin th**, Intuit. Im k i%am '
The Eifecta of Garlic
If comfort < :»n be found at .ill thin hoi *nlh<
rr, il hi whili drinking • (,'Iua ol Thaycr'a
• \hieraling Sod* An orraaiimal bit of fun
a* well a* comfort, cotin««>ir»i bra e*ubli»h
men I, when *ome Johmi* Haw," having
in.ule hi* lir*t t«*iir lYom . and tempt*! th*
danger »(tin1 '• Keera," walk* whirling up
India Mrect, until, attracted by the crowj
round Thayer'• S(»la Fountain, he walk* in
to (he *torr to get a drink with ihe rr»t A
*e»-ne <>f lint kind ronv <>ll la»t *»wk—a down
•mm »|mh-iid' ii <*f " human nalurw " jf« ttm< hia
fir»t peep at the rli phant
The lliermoirvter waa up to nineu, and
Thattf waebnay at hi« fountain, arrrating bi*
eu*t< mera at the inciting point with hia eonl
»<*!;», wIkh in atep* * " fr« ah arrival " with,
" Halh*>, *tranger—imtv iltv time* the*-—
kind of a yaller iliv, and no miatakr-—aque
duct haint gin out vet, I are I ajy hoaa giro
ii* i bom " Thayer recognised hia old tuaj
tamer of "Portland water" notoriety, and in
m« mI ol the neb pirn- apple which ao tickled
naiM'jr'a ptlale m hit fir»t viait, he poured
out a ainart do* ol «vrup garlic. A vream
from I lie fountain filled the glaw Ui the brim,
the content* of which wcr« vain tranalerrod to
our heio*' ilnuuth. Dmning the laat drop
with a peruliar of hi* lip*, he t» came»wart
of the peculiar flavor of the beverage, and ex
claimed, "Thunder anil lightning, arranger,
that water of vourn i* fitting almity brack
tab Had aiuff lor thc»e cholera timee—aum
hodv'a b«Tti throwing rottim ingtuna into tha
fountain bead, anre u> M<>wa ," and clapping
hi* hand upon bia xomarh he continiiod, "0,
ChriMopber Columhua' oh, ray bowela! oh,
dear * if green vegitablc* fetch on the chol»
ra. roiicn inpvun* mu»t be aure death !*' Hera
he doubled him*elf over the counter, and in aa
aponv of fear began nmtta rmp to himself,
"Now I lay me down to »|eep,
l <»
The remainder «u rendered inaudible by a
•udden diaehargt* into the middle of the rto»»r
of about a weck'n provision, on th« top of
which Thayer, un»»<n by hi* cu»tom«'r, man*
aged to drop half a down Spanmh lcerhe». At
noon i> the tear*, cauaed by the laat tr«*mend>
uoim effort of hi» «tnmach, had cleared away,
the firet thing on which aawney'a ryea reau-d,
were the living occupant* of the pile which
had been w unrerimoniounly ejected. Brac
ing himaelf up, a* if for a dying effort, he
turned to Thayer with a Miuotenaiw** render
ed ghastly by hia fear*, and pointing to th«
moving pile, exclaimed in hollow w*i,
"Stranger, do you ace them inaeeta' Wall,
'tia them animaculna in that are Portland wv
t»rof yourn that bring* on the cholera. Af
ter I *e be«n dieting all the weaktoktap eltar

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