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THE SOSO OF IDE DISTAFF.
From Sole* tutti Queriet, Thr distaff take, tithe rlbUj white| Hnii_. spl" fur thin*' own true knight T^e plaited shirt lu* ahull am dav wear, When tho" ?lia" become his lindo so f air. Thy dwtftfl toke, of thr ri. .mn UM| gniti spin with devotion tun* Aud'humid-*- privcr. his priestly vest, _VLi?c hands shall join > ou in wedlock Meat. ,bv distatl take, of tin- rihl_in If roon ; v.,.':, sjiin. with a fervor kt en. The cloth, whereaooreaol ni then will throng. To drink, .sud to luise the nuptial song. fly di-'t itt" tiike. of (beribbon cray; ,spin. sj>iu the brood eortoin? eur Yoi hruiitl i!))ii.!i) i iiml nuptial bower. Dear Lore 0 refection, uud Virtue's dower. Thy di.-t iff toko, of tbe ribboa of bo d ; ?st,i'n spin.with 11 pride nut..ld. We.iv int miall robe- wtth moternol Joy, Ami bW ./.thing-band* foi thy iii st bright boy. *(hv iinU-ftobe, ol .beribbon red ; hints, sn in of the daintiest ihreod A kercniel fair, thy tenn to keep. Aod dry thioooj.00 w hen thou fain wouldst weep. Thy distal take of tin ribbon black j Ss. ii. sj..11. ero thy pullers slack, 'ihe windit, .-sine! tbon iini-t?Mday win, >Vhn !. i'lii ot ns here will en WI Of thee in. li. P. Guam ham. JACK'S COURTSHIP, ^ SAILOR'S YARN OF LOVE AND SHIPWRECK. Bl w. ( i..\i:k i:i_-.-r.i.i. f " r TTrii I: it Hie f.folrenor," . i reit," "An Orain liee-Laitrr: pg "A Seth CHAPTER XXI.*. DOWD I HANN) I.. Meanwhile, a^ I kc|>l v. .itt fa Ly Mr. Mon combe'1 ?de,doing wh.tt I coiild toaootho bia aofEaringa, I Mord tbe aoaadof running rigging thrown down on dock, the voice* of sailors kinging ont at the tumut, and the Witted Happing ol canvas. More leefa were being token iu, nnd the Increaaing vio 1,-in col thew.ml wm to ho felt in tb* weight of the emu thal lifted the vessel. We w?re booked f,,r ji regs lui Channel dueting: n black night wus drsv.in_ np, iind I putty well knew tbat there eronld be too mach an . 1-1 >? fi lt on deck by pilot, ekioper and mate* to allow roora foi thought- of Mi. Morecombe. Tbe Bret dinner-bell rang nt li:tlf p;i -it ."; u wa. tiicn unite dark, the cuddy Imap*, al gi :. thc glaaaol tb 01 attie in my cabin like ebony, nnd the wind roaring in tbnnder out kid*. I stepped out, and found tbe doctor talking t" Captain Jae keon in tbe 1 tiddy. a Well. Mr, Egerton," enid ba ll euppoee he had ?tod tins natue on my Lux u how's your sick friend f'" ** Much to" bad tn be loft alone?tlut'a mv opin? ion," aaid I. "Go anti look at hun, doctor, will you. aud il you think proper, ge! one of theatew iuds to ii nd hun. for he'll expire, il befe pet lifti*d in sonic of bia tit-:" and there being ten minute* to span bd in tin second bell announced that dinner wnaaerred, I trotted np tbt companion ladder to hare a look around. 'j in v. mil seemed to be coming with tba hardneaa ol a gala aa I pul my head into it clear <>i tin- com? panion. The evening nnd com* down in a shadow aabhtokaaa atora, and tbe darknea* waa made the thicker foi thc clouds ol anray which were kwrpl ol' tbe breaking cree.ta ol tboaennnd whirlod like wu sith-, ol mut through tha rigging, Tbe ship wm under double-reefcd topaaila and reefed Iowa il, 1 he vv nol a us iii" am, and under tins small ciuviiM ?he wsis pregeiog forward, rolling must annually over tbe ugly, (junk, -hort 0urgea. There waa not a ntar to be aeen, not a .-hip's lou torn not ?bore light Tba water waa as black as mk. among tli- hoth; there waa never a gleam in it thut I 1 .mlil sc.-. A bright lookout would be needeod ou such a night :is this iii 1 ho .?? narrow wntere ; und m tlc lutz* ni light thut csiuic nj, through th- i the fun-.!;"-1 iky light 1 eonldaee tbe tigurea ol the pilwl iuid 1 Le m.ile walking athwartanipe to nnd fro, pausing to windward to take a euuint al the OM mi timi side, and theil lo leeward fur a look ut the ponderon* shadow tbat lay on the water be? twixt Hie main and lore sin mids. Forward tbe ?hip was in darkness; for the aide-lighta wero In 1 is,Mc ;.'t and nu sheen waa rn Ihe air from tbem : yi'ii could just make out t he banda ol topaaila glint mering like tbe piuionaol monstrous birds aa they h". .iv fi overhead: but nothing aliove tbem waa to in Bern, ao that the scrvnming ami wailing that (mic dow 11 out of thc hidden rigging tum a kind of wonder, Kvery ii"V\ audagaiua rush of damp ?wept u|i in a bural ol n ind, but the showers dried aa lust ,11- 1 Lev full, and the deck of the poop a sis a stretch of gray from the break of it to th" wheel, where a yellow base overhung thc btnuacle, aud j gave an otitliue to tbe bgiin that was grinding al tie- spokes behind it. Wi.I. are wen- holding "nr coane nun awanning downChauuol itt al.taeven knot*, ;?-1 might pm .s l>4 Kkiugmy ey* on any looping surface of white io leeward and wutchiug it slide awaj un the (iiiaii- i , lhere was satisfaction in thia, and so long aa the windeuabled us tu keep onr |ibboom pointed toward tbe Atlantic, why, it niiuiit blow I..ill ? u.dc foi all 1 cared \ aa 1 went below, and iu a minute or two tbe second dinner-bell rang, nml 1 mc ol thc ' milly pasv ngcrs who wt re nol seaaii I. mum ont of tin 11 cabins and.seated Ibemsalvee. Among I bc iu was Florence, and abe wa* aloue. 1 went ronud tb* table to hm aud she pretended not tooee as cami ng, but I knott better. Tbutu must ii' viui' retied S..11 iii ma in her shining, beautiful ? 1 ne, 01 v. Imt dui the lut'u smile nw au ? I'D will remember ilia! I described tbetaul iiiiiuiui! this hiiupe- T?tbo top iin-s runntug ath? wart. Well, in tin-1, nu, ut this thwartabip table waa th* captain'a place, and wben bo louted for* a sc.; In- nHiiiuaiidcd thc length of the fore and alt tunic There wan two Boats on either hand of lum. He nan waiting foi the poseeugere to take thou pl ec- when 1 weal up to Florence and asked lill v\ I sell Vi .1- hoi M-Sll ? -Iiiii," asisiM'itii j?;i 11 l.-l forbar, giving mea knowing grin. "Mine Hawke mu nett tu me; hoi i.si.ii i.-. ..ii n.v right: I like to divide tlie ladlee, "i * -ii l.sii! ii. lid .sci ure thut corner, Mr.?Edgboro? 1- ii T" -.tn! h.-, pwiutiug in th)'seat on Florence's JcU; aud these being the sk ima. r's orders, you sec, Is..t down, Kl -*'t\. ixt H.unel a_.il inc '1 lure hcm live besides ouinclvea. t very body v*.,i-, sick, ii neeuied, bul ( aptain Jackson aud bin wile, Mis. o'lii,.:,. Mr. Thompson i'nvkei, alni Mr. Joyce, rho cuddy fare was very (/nod in thoa* days. lAt'i-lleiit .soup, poultry, joints, deccut oiuee, drusi fruits and such tbiuga; aud dinner vv.i.-. not oiily a lung buMuean, bul si gave one plenty tu un. 1 se, the picture kt this moment of thal diunur tabli on 1 In- ii si I.... 1 Iv ( list i: nd night 1 am telling yt*about; the white tablecloth an agleam with ? ? 1 and plate, tlie burnished swigging trays kn* aiug i .mv u,-ivciy iu the brigbt light of the large , I,.ms lamps: r-ii*-***- of radiance running als.ut Ute polished bulkheads as the h.-siv mu of tbe ?hip brought tbe r.n s to bear on difieruut poiuts, '??? i'I-- ngera eat .ng witb very little avidity, I-..11-nw 1.ii,-ii w bile iu tbe act ot lifting a spoon or lei. i" ii.i : mon tba, when Iheabip gave an extra ?envy inn li, and Irvsiueutlj diractmg then 1 the skylight, tbe pauee ol which resembled -squares ? ?i ei?.ny Mgaiual the blacknrw. and rellected the **' :* lab ? uudei tbem bk) lookiug-f Tltomnaou, with hia jolly redi.ni', sat eatiug and ? - ' - m-r, aud answering questions about ? * tat her and sucb things, and tho stewards ti.lt..' witb solicitude past I he people. But tbene ?'?';; alu m.on from si"-. My lUrliugwaa cluao alongside, 1 hail her all to my **_*' [?"} I lathed K. 1.1 . ad lo uobody ebi t?U-: 1 1 to-k great pams so to manage my luce in.it tue passengers should uot guess too much ol anal e as ptswnug in me. Aunt 1?., ...ir s, _lw aaid, naa not actually ill, bat filt i,neer, aud waa lu bed, aud nm likely to gel up for ada/or two, aalttookhei about that time tb t.nii|ui 1 hi r iirtiioi a. ?? Han yoti heard," kaid 1, - bow fearfully Ul Mr Morei oin be isl' ?* Ku, 1 n.ne not board aboul him, nor um 1 m. 1 ?? - replied, with a mri of her rmi 1: iler-lip. u lien, howarer, I told ber h^w dangerously rick be waa, and what tbe doctor hadsatd about him, aud boa lhere waa a risk of bis rupturing n blood viss..] aud dying in oue of hi* ai i.u ks, she looked amazement. "Whal will he dot" 0 iked, - will he continue tb* voyage V' ?I ti isk !(ot," I uuswered. *? lb- nus b.-gged to 1 ' but tbat waa not tub* done in the Ia ? "f such weather aa thia, and with a black drawing up. Il bc lives until w*fetch tbe ' 1 : \\ ighl in- will probably land with the pilot " I I.iiiiic.I 1 wits joking, by saying, "ll Ju;1 lives ; Imt Thump.on, overbearing u., aaauredbel I tl it I waa aneokiug tbe tuith. and to oouarm my Words called out to tba (bc tur, who was.it thr ?' tn of the table, " What's tho latciit report of Mr. Morecombe r lu'.- ,i- b,ni ;u. bad aaa he, captain. I looked in J iii:.uer. und don't think be (_juld be worse. 1 ll have to nat himoahore, sir; if he's earned oui to t,,*a ital be odds if bc don't anawer lor U mu I i- l.n 1 Uer* tba passengers tooh the subject up, and all koits of (|ii??_tious aud exeiniantioiM were let Hy. ? Vdu ms' how it in.' said 1 to Kloreuuu, tt vvi.Tr bc kat so cruelly ill, I ahonld a*J hu was well paul ?kl billow ing you. lint his pursuit is not a long <""?? Ut u> sure u> go aehorc with thu pilot.'' _me waa t(_ry grave uud tliouglittul, seiirl said : ?AiiiUitii utiexpi'cted tenuiiiatmu I What will aunt l)a__uri? eur t" ? I hope vo'i'll let her fiud ont for herself that he's ijone,'' saul I. " I certainly shall " she exclaimed. " His coming was no buaiaeaa of mine, neither is bia gains. It is ixrf'ct'y indiihrcut to me whether he tmjs or leaves." Well, we bad much to say about the man. and les dreadful aeooiekneaa, aaid the subject furnish).! me with more than ona opportunity for Quietly Iroppinga hand-!, nd into her ___*? and finding mt wli.it depth of water there waa for me thore, did what smi ot gniiiud the ??anning" showed. And I was sn greatly encouraged by my dieeoverh a that, crowing inure conxagatHM aa tbe diunei pro prroaai I, ..nil my spirits mounting te the mnstc of her voice's gentksneao, av, uinl ImdrrnaaL boy0 a melodydistinguishable above tin- muffled roaring without and the attaining nnd creaking within I Biked her to tell nu if she would like ni" to j.-" ;iwa\ linn! tbe ahip, with Ito sea-aick Mr. More? combe. .'-lie peened ut mc under her ej clashes, and s.-nd :?? If yiiu thought 1 would like yontegoyua would not stop." - V.m'd lnivc it nod right tn distrust my love if 1 refused to do anything von dealred," saul I. "Well," said abo, ??siine yon are bu.-I dont V\.llll voil Io go." I found ber band nader the table and took lt; she Iel inc hold it a inonu nt. vv il li a trifle ol pink in lier cheeks, and tben dre* it away in a manner to signify :*? I don'l object, but yoa moat not make love to nu' too faat." lint tins small stroke of eloquence was of no use. Hie iel ni ls. I Soft little hand, clisp Willi tic in two s'ic wore, waa too mach foi me. 1 waa bul a yi ung mau; I loved ber so trulj. that nev ci wa a girl more loved by ber aweetbeiart. Andao, while i uptaiu Jackson talked at th* top of his roiee with thc i lm i male, who han come below to din? ner, and Mis. O'Hrien wus blathering abonl tbe . oi tin O'ftrienaand the O'Hbaudryd.ina to Mr. Joyce, aud Daniel mid Mr. Thompson Tueker uinl Mra. Jackson and the doctor rattled away m brisk coiiviT.siition, 1 poured mi" Florene) tin- bundled tellings aud hop* - * bich th'- touch of hu hand lia.I ( Std adrift fr.mv In silt ; J told her ol tha misery caused me by her removal toKcot Iuik). tin* feara which haunted me that her father would carr*, ber away somewhere out of m3 reach, thedeapnirthal baaeeixedmewhon 1 heard that she v.ns geing to Australia, nnd that had doter miuod me sstuyoulj chance, to kail in the same ship with ber, and to risk lui anger for daring to love her too well to tuftei tin' ocean to reparate In i fioiii mc ll she thonghl me presumptuous, for talking in this fashion, we did not saj ->>. nor lm?k so; in de. d. mv i.i'ls, tlc i,icu -in gave me bj ber manner of listeuing was, that abe wonld rather hive had me talkative than shy. Now and again she wonld lake a sidelong peep at me, anil winni tull ber bow utterly Iliad been crushed by bcrletterto ??sophie, in which sim said that shewn- going i" Australia, until the idea of loining ber in th< voy? age pieced my heart together again, abe aaid : J1 knew that would grieve yon terribly,*' lettii words slip out, sud then avert mg lier faeo witb a little blush, as i heir significance struck ber; but you nee this was imt toe iii-: tune wi bad.t; ? ? tn-: tiii'i- me had discovered 1 loved her; tillie wss the ii.-: i s ? ?: v cl many words, of mam thoughts, between na; and her locket wasouniy heart, and sin- wus being sent away, partly because oi mv love for ber: and [ wa* proving mj love bj v, nh 1 11, snnl loin.vinir in-: unto tbe very cud ol iln- world ; could om * ithout a world of meauiug springing from the encountei nf ourglaucesf lt her lovi for me was not yet full grown, it waa boru, n hud an existence, it was coming forward, aud though, a fea honrs iM'fore. wben I lay biding away from her, I could not have dared to believe thal she had any ot her feel? ing foi BM than a siiiijiIc kindness, 1 lind nol -..i hail an boin Iv bei side at thal dinner-table with ont feeling as mik- us that bel eves were beautiful, her smile the mos! or ing m life, her voices melody, sweetly played iu tune, that nianj more dav s wonld not pass without her duding the young by her side sovereign of hei heart, as she was already the delight and glory of Ins life. i. m thoughts ran through my talk with h'-r, like the central line of hemp over which tim strands of a rope an laid, and made me ao joyous lhat I would sometime* fancy she peeped at inc for the pride which thc happiness in my face gave her as the c.ms, ,,t it. Wiidi we quitted pool Morecombe asa topic wc were not in a burr) to return to bim: indeed, it waa plain to me that her fennel uni.Hen nen to tbe mau had developed iuto real disgust, through his chasing ber on to the water, where sue could not i-c.(ju-ins ii!tent.nus, ami any referenoe to hun humiliated her, as you might Biipnose of a high spirited girl, who would be ashamed That 1 oi un., - Haly else should kn.iw that her father andauut had hut themselves to a cheap, poor conspiracy to I* u tau gie her with a creature mean enough to play lim uuiuauij 1'iui allotted bim. TUoiupsou ami the thief ms.?.? J. it the tsil.le t.. go on deck, aud prase ntl j tue jul..! made bis appear ame in u shaggy coat, glittering a itt moisture, and ii red none, atthe end ol whieh sparkled a 1 drop of sall water, hanging there liken jewel. Captain Jackson tackled hun on the subjoct ol tim weather; Mr. Thompson Tinker and Mr. Joyce withdrew to their canina; bul Mra. O'Brituand Mis. Jackson kept their m ats, and so did Flon noe, who seemed perfectly happy al my aide, and in m. hurry to mc il she could Oe of anv use io her aunt I congratulated lier i,|...., i... ,-...?' wi ion j .|....n,: , w im ii were not a little remarkable, Iel me t<-ll you, in bel us wi ii as in thc other ladies w hu had must ind nt the iliiuici-i able, lor the Strutt moro was purding and lurching in thc abominable fu Unit is only possible i" ii big ship in ' banu I eas, when Umcouflued surges run fast with a shirt, savage play, ns unlike tu the rhythmical long-down heave of ocean billows, with tbe wide, gleaming valley between, iuto which a tom Iswiugs with a cradle-like floating plunge, aa tbe motions of aa uu ballasted pill aro to tneatately sweeping ui ,i bi ll'eui Upon tue wave Ol th* Wind. "Have you decided yet upon returning to your real uame!" she asked. **? 1 will do v. ii.itever you vv,sb." I ans*. red ; " bnl will it iiu w isc io let ymir aunt anon a bo 1 am V ?? Whal ' an she du il she thouin] know f sic asked with ii gleam of mutiny in hei ? -Slit* maj inalie a fuse," *,.ni I "andsurelj thin* has been too much ins- already." ?? It 1 m-iy not call yon Mr. beymour, 1 (.innot call you Mr. Bgerton," sic i n lainied. M .ou can apeak ol metohci .i-Mr. Egerton, nnd thsnh ol moa* Jack, can'l yon, darling f' I replied. *? Oh, don't call me darling,*' she said ; " it is nor right. I don't mi nil Florence now ami thc, hunt darling* is?is almost wicked." *? li it ts not. w ii i,tl io tiiiiikof you as darling, it eau uot be wickid tonsil you so,** said 1. " Do you prefer." said she, notlookiug so very slim ked utter all, " i<> keep the name yon have taken r ?? Yes I do : it wolnd set the passengers talking if they lound 1 h.id shipped nuder au assumed name. And what nts.I i. thero thai yow anni should 1, uon vs ho 1 um f" Well, utter u hit she consented, manifestly againsl ber will, but aUe could seethe force of my objec? tions respecting i he passi ngers, and ben agaiu she a i do angry with uer aunt, for tbe snares_.be had bud upon her, to mind vim1 she fcould think il my ideiaity should colin* to be revealed. Un thc other h..nd, imy uncomtortable opmions the other pass eugen could form of me wen- sure to embarrass her, foreeeciag, ns she must have done, that my lo.e tor her would aooa bo noticed by timm Tins little matter being settled to m.v satisfaction, we got tulkiin; about my relatives at Bristol, aud tben she told me bo* unhappy sim iud boen made bj ber tmpn'a wish nial she should marry Mr. More combe, mid hinted al some painful iiuarrels tbal l id occurred at Uuukeld, which, sin- said, had linnie lief |ce| uliul to ;i, .(-[d het ali:.l's offer to re? turn With lier I" Sydney. ?? li.'tli Auul banians iind papa said my health would be iinproiod by a sea voyage, and thu! e is the ostclisii.il-inotiv n fm the nu: I n-v, " si id sll"; *? ;iinl 1 pre) ci, i ti ii to hell .ve th it timi was the only Hi-nil; though." added she, witb a lovely tiugeof (???I in lu-t ciiei',ks :i,i'l looking down as sheep ?* 1 ncvci doubted lui' roo were the reuse, lint to think.'1 she exclainiecL warnung up and fixing bet eyes on me, ??iii.it the voyage \..i-. planned ahobj ami simply to bring Mr. Morecombe mid nie together. Oh, I cannot bear to thiuk ol it! indeed I cannot I how nm ld papa le- induced to take such a -li J. I" *? Don't li t thal thought trouble yon, my darling," 1 ext tainted, nu boyeo by her candor, aud gr foi bel baud, which silo let me retain "lt you only lived um one little bit, aa 1 inline yon, lior yon could imt nnd anything to bc angry with in a si heme tbat lists ended iu making ni" ile bap '1 ll! lill- VV liole Wide tl '1 id." Well, 1 daresay yon are conaidei mu how the dick could be talking in this fashion a ithout the people who were hitting at tba midship table bear mg us. Hut lhere was not au esr m thal cuddy that could have caught asyllabic of onrapeccb, uuluss it had been brought as close to ns un we w.re together, so tull of noise was tba hollow inte? rior.with tb* roaring ofthe wind, thc straining ol bulkheads sud creaking ot timber, the half-sl Qed timmie, of seas striking tbe ulup and falUug for? ward ni storms ni spruj. a hu le - m i...d like a die charge of musketry heard at a disUnce, und with the gabble an,, I, |l?. piluf UI1,< ,|;i, e. .,,,., j... , ? I..-...nih' Mr* u'ltriet, ead Mrs. Jacksoti with drew. ami Florence went to bercabin. 1 the pilot if w r were |\ mg our com ? why, yea," says lie. "Lying onr connel tobe sure we arel how else kboould we be lyiu'T and he looked at mr under his thatched brows, with a pair of eyes that might have passed for glow-worms in a mavis's nest, as il be should say "Duu'l tivto come it ever me with iiny nautical terms. I'm not to ba puamonod " '?Weil, Mi. iMot," aaid I, a yon are if we wen beding south you know we shouldn't be 1. ing our ooaree, aboald wet tor I reooliect Icunuug .it suiiool that tho Atlantic bean weal bj magnetic compu-ss tram thc Lnnlish Uhauui I, ..n.i we must gu imo tin-Ka; ot Biscay before we can double tbe i ape ot (.omi Hi>im ." *? What's uii th.it get to dowith UT asked tbe pilot, who was one of tboaa surly eeo-dogs 1 de? lighted iu wonying. "im. . wewaalyin' our course, aad I enid faa j bon oise sbonld neb* lyin' with thc wind tare*pointefrea audnotbuig tn stop lis un 1 knows on f" ?*? Vou're wrong, sir," exclaimed Cantala ,imk fceou, u ui talkxig about doubling tho Cape of (.nod liopc. lnu dou't doublo it in goiug tn Aiiitr.iiui Doubling it means coming down mu side ol ? In ?d i laud, rouudaig it, and Bailing up thc other side." ? Than . you, sir, for ymir information, it is Pern Interesting,*' said I. ?* Kant hm I terms are exceed? ingly difficult to understand. Mr Pilot, will you tell ma what 0 senttle-tratt is!" 14 A thing they drowns rats in. ain't it, sit ." nn aweredthe pilot, hoarsely, looking with a grin at ( upturn Jackson. "Ami what part of a ahip ia tba main jibboom in !" 1 inquired. "WaU. sivsthe pilot *? in mv young days it used to be bolted io tin-lir-t atrake under tbe watt 1, hut eastern's warted stace then.and I'll allow, if ve seek it, >?' 'll timi n mostly atop of tbe long-boat. '?Tlnrc is no mam jibboo_B, sir." exclaimed Captain Jackaon, taking pit* on my ignorance. *? Hut I'll tell von what there m. There are ship* w Inch arc allow ed te leaTe port a siuht too deep In the water, air, and we're on board oue of them at this moment, I>'ve feel ber straining, pilot 7 it'* enough to tear onl ber bottom." ?? W ll,*'aaid tbe pilot, - I didn't stow the v.arel, and win ther she's deep or light's nothing to do with me. Mi business is to ai ye her a?lear 'riton, and thal I'm doing, though this vonni-: gentleman bare doesn't seem to believe bj thal we're lying our ( Olllsc." *- Oh, yes. I do." I replied. - now that yoe tell mc that weare. "How areolfully high toe wind is. Do von think if I go on deck tuen is any dani m.v being blown into thc watei !" ** Ay, werry great danger," hi replied. ?* If I waa yon fd un t" Ired." "lin uoi very ileepyvet; bul w lion I do roto bed, Mr. Pilot,'1 sud !. ?? I hope, if yon should steer us iuto tbe rocks or anything like that, you will instantly call me so that I may bave a chance ol tat mu' m.v life." lit mumbled a hieing on mv eyes aa I left the table and entered m. t abm te till a pipe of tobacco, A small bracket lamp awingiiig 0 tandi mn shed a faint, nncom fort auk light upon the littb- interior, in * huh 1 spied Mr. (.: lilith, holding Morecombe'? wi i-t in his hand. Tm- unhappy sufferer hud been undressed and got properly to bcd. There waa a smell of physic about, a sort ol chloroform flavor mixed with brandy, wide h made the atmosphere anything bul pica-mt. The clothes suspended on pegs against the bnlkhead swung wildly: tbe reeling ol the shin brought the s.si .-iiu:,_.nh 1 io-', and reudcred tne wash nnd thunder of it a very dist hie t, near sound; and tbe cabin deck wna s surface that seemed tostandin 1 dozen directions nil sit once, 1 ns) ,,\ ,\f; Griffith how hi* patienl did, nnd he replied, " Had enough. His prostration is verj great. Feel liis hand.' I took it. and found it us 1 old ns n piece of iron, and 0limy with moisture, like the dew ona dying body. I could mst aee his face, for it wna in d'' j.-batlow and partly turned toward tin-ship's side; if he was awake be did not speak; uosouud came from him, and I was glad thsit th" cm moaning he had kept up when 1 sat witb him had teased. I was bo concerned for him that ii wuss positive con 1 fm; lo feel that wc were making good headway, and would, if the wind held, be off tbe I w : __; ti t in the morning. However, leonid beofnonse. so I timk my pips and stepped oul on io tiie (innilei -(ic k foi si ^ino .c. sheltering inysell Hiing under Ibe break of the].pto wind want against Ihe chief mate's rabin. There waa ji'ciiiv ol v. md iii that black night, and thc whist? ling of it in the rigging wsis as shrill aa though con? gregations of wild-fowl wore being swept along, and screaming as they drove; bnl it seemed to ine there was less weight in the poorina blast than there lind been an hour or two h. lore, tli-iiie.'h alioth. 1 creep ol it to tbo eastward had put 0 lino I wintry tonch into the rawness of its row. Rmall wondet 1 h.,t tin-de. ks were deserted. The gleam of water came nut of the darkness In the lee scup? pers, iiinl pvery roll to windward brought tl:" inky thud up to the weather-deck like thc nm .d' a tide on a snore, creeping np and down with n regular pendnlum swing, lt was 0 wild feeling yon gol when von looked al the mainmast, staudiiia plain fm-a height of fifteen feet or so in thi cudi!', light, w nh Iiui - ol gear eon ing down and belayed to the circle of pius that girdled it. aud then bound thc vast spar, vanishiug at that elevation in the howl? ing blackness us though it had hot o tawed off. I he dim space of topsail glimmering on high acarcely seemed to belong lo the slip. The water washed post with a whiteness In the foam of it Ilka tb* iiiMpnrkliug sn it,ic- of frosted -iiv er, and v hen the ship rolled over to leeward on the bend o' asea. witb a kind of hill np aloft where tho wind found I--io spin upon in the slanttug fabric, tbe froth j looked to ndl up to t lu- hmi/on, and tho sea stand? ing above the topgallant bulwark waa like tin slope of a hill buried rn suow. Once, when thc ship ' came over to starboard on a surge that left the i steir* erect, I caught sight of a kimi ol phantom thin : a . ague, nail id and coming and going in the darkness just hrjore si vagni. pallid shadow at timi distance oil. m. 11 yuii winnini 1. sn-.iniiv . na so j ved into thc w hil linc Bimny icr to catch a sight of tho ia'm.l the main rigging, I ant on the lee pooi^-ladder to look, and made the objei I out to i" a three masted schooner thal we bad overhauled, a ul were nlon ly dropping a tt rn. lp. .ii my wold, she w.is thc 'nu thing, I somehow felt, that was wanted to complete the rn) teryol tbe dark sci ne, foi sin ?j,:,-,- yon something b>i youl gaze to rent on, t nonga all tbe while sin wases und illusive 01.1 spectre, n ith her port light. like a red eye, fitfully showing over the surfi.1 white around her bows, then vanishing aa a blink coil of water re a nn between her and us. while he 4* laded, if you watched it ?toodil . .1 bad d' solvi d into - f.H,' ...... little way from bc .? .rn - irfai i s. Well, having smoked my pipe, I went Into the ? uddi. \. hen 1 found tbe chiel mate, a tuan named Thornton, a wiuare-faccd, bumt-up f. How, with 0 L-i Hering Mn" ?>?? thal tumbled abonl like a mon? key's [suppose be had found ont by tbe look of us al dinner thal thc skipper and I were old chums, and he asked me to accept liis spologt t>>r bia man? ner lasi night, ?? for," Mys he I had not seen you . Mr. Egerton, and I conldn'l suite make onl your object in stauding at the ski ighl aud looking down into the caddy for len minutes at a time with scarce amove." And then there rolled ovei his im ' a grin v. bich gat e urn t" know that be, for one, bad smelt out something of my business iu that ship. However, for my part, ha wa- welcome to ii n.i ont all be (oiild. I minded no one bul Aunt hiiiiniis. sind, to tell yon the truth. 1 was beginn think that even il sb were to discover that I wa* Jack Seymour, nothing m, serious could result, iu the face of tbe lovely, main mus gleam that bad shot into my sweet one's eves when sba f-airi at the diuuux-table : *? What 1 aa she da it she thou'.tl know f C1IAPTKB XXV. 1 um.ax i.v-1 wini ri ms! sci:. Tt was a'liner ordering ol fate, as aay man will allow, that I should have bad to anne Morecombe in the Engliab Channel, winn, la Bristol, nothing cooli! have pleased me mote than th" privilege- of ig h. aeek. It wss strange enough that bc am! I hould have come together in om* oabin; bat tuink ol m.. ministering to this aea-sick rival, ha ?' ing np bia bead when a tremendous lit of nausea cont Hised bim, potting brandy to m.s lips, chafing his bands, and doing my dead b>eatto hearten np thc unfortunate creature by begging bim to remera lu r tbal 11 a l'" limn be would be ont of thc 0bip, ashore and himself again. I did nol andreas my ? self that night. Thc temperature waa desperately cold, andlforeaaw thal it would be no joke to tumble ont of my bonk unclothed In response to the gurgling! arid clink it; Cs and Struggling! which from timi to time went on in tlie bed under tue. Von would suppose tbal what Morecombe had gone through would bare been enough to kill a I.oise, bul aome men take a deal ol destroying. Bad bc v.a> as bad caa be?tlie doetoi bad saul it. but nevei willi believe tbat he could not havo got over kness bad be stuck to the sh'p, and ghrea (time. In 0pitoof bia terrible prostration -and tcri;b!" it was?be could lind si roil 0 d again; faint, indeed but at ill a voice to curse thi-?. t iii ii. fashionable oaths, in tba nice **on durt oi which he wa* a perfect master; andflldo him the just io* t" sav tbat be never showed kima If thi li lol _!io me for the tremble I took to at? tend i)i hun. but, on the contrary, aceapted my service- as if 1 was 11 steward, and In tbat ahip simply to gira bim brandy wben ba aaked for it, :ind to pi.t my an.i under hil be id whoa he pawn ?! at tbe coverlet. Ii vvus wonderfni to bm tbat the chap didn't get draak, for he hud nothing in his . ch bot brandy, of which be draak very plent? ifully, I can tell yon; qnite enoagb to have shifted [mybalaao*. Hut perhaps ba wus used to atroeg 1 drinka; or, what waa more bk'-ly bia eonditio* en? abled bim to gtaad np aaaer* preaa of &ail that would have eap*ia*dhim nuder ordinary drcnaa 1 atani lt was riot mv policy, however, to rnrournc bini I to continue the voyage, as yo* maysanpoae In? dee !, I lost no opportuuitj to tn ighti n hia fears by , telling him thal tbe doetoi had said be could not . ju.--.nly uve to reach the month of tin Channel miles-.'a change foi the better in hia nan immediately risible, and that tbe only oh*nc_ ha bad to preaervehia lib-wua to go a_horu with the . pilot. ,. , 1 nl-o ensured him tbal tbe Channel waaliltla 11...11 thau a pond when compared to what wfetnnat ? w here." CU stand by tot rps. t in tba lia> of Biscay, "where, nani I, "the Waves roti luoiiulaiiis high, snd Ott old s niii, un- prostrated bj tb* dreadful motion. -\as," bi? 111.1tiiuii-* d, ii) tbe faintest, mnstac* sick t.0 von could ima.ni'', "1 bar* heard "! tbe Bay of Biscay. It ta not likely 1 shall twy it sud confound, etc., 1 :? ., thia beastly woning. I tiioiiktiit it would have knocked Ji'" np- You Well- ill I Ills didi liing.'' ** It's the niuiiotii wiit<T that :ifl i ts inc, Strang*.) (Hough,' .aid I; * tb* moonlit tlc ship begin* tc hi av )? 1 li'iniit." - bo(? ul odd." In gurgled. " N>v..r heard "f anj. thing more cztwanuaawy. Whoa will this bania] -tojif \s hst time to ?arrow will tlie pilot leave! Why the dooee moat I i?o ou snffewin' ul thwonghto-nightf L'uu't thcoaptala ftadabaw lim somewhere todwapaambm ml" And then h< cried out lol iiioic brandy aud asked wc to vriyt his face while tbe bedclothes In-mod agaa lils i beal tn horrid sympathy with thc miling and pitch ing nt tba vessel. Hut it wa* vary seldom that ho spokent len nt h, as . I,..v. . Sometime- he WOald lu- for ai) hour, per- [ feetlj mute and motionless, asl weald know bi ; peeptagal him arec the edge af my bunk; and ' then an attack v. mild soil* him, ami In- would ? groan and moan und sing ont forme, with i sort ol w-itish, terrified shriek mhiavoiee, whnh never foiled t" plump me alongside of hun in a breath. I got very little sleep that night, though he gave me snnc ji.ai c m the small boars. I turned ont al 7 iu the morning, baying slept since t, nml hud a look sn mv friend, who Uy witb his eyes eloaed. Tben w? sunshine01 tin- water, ami the scuttle wen bnliisint with tim flash and tremor of it, uml light fell in a stream bom tbe bullseye In the derk, av j could aee lum very distinctly. I wan perfectly staggered by his appearani e. His fare was bollon and da) k, and the inls ol his closed c\( ?) hod 0 greenish, wnw look, us they seemed to ilo.it, rather than in*, in tho livid cups under ba brows. I put my hand into hi* bank to listen, for, when I saw lum I contd no more hat ? told v mi whether he was dead or alive, without beatingnim breathe or see? ing him move, than I COUld have cured Ills nausea. Well, he waa breathing hII right ; and a good deal relieved Ly tin-, and thankful to Heaven for tin sunshine, thsit wsis promise of a tine morning ont side, j freshened myself up with a wash, making uo rois.., uinl went "u tieck. Tbe fool night bad blown itself oat; a bright blue sk] -a a. overhead, wit li n dash of wool Iv (loud here and there sailing down it, sud tb* sea waa I light, luminous green, tn.it darkened away np af tue horizon, and stood like a sweep of ohio-coiond point againsl the silver azure beyond it. Tbe ship wa* nnder all plain aail, braced aharp np on the starboard t.ie tc. bur making good way nnder the brisk morning breeze, thal seemed to come withadavor of land ic it. There was just enough sea to keen the Holde ship courtesying ss she drove along, full ot the sparkling of brass work and glass and tuc wet glitter of decks newly washed down, and ber sa la of n star-like whiteness in the glorious morn? ing sunshine, (.moke waa blowing away from the galley chimney, cocks were crowing in the hen? coops, there v. si, ? coming and going ol 'tween-deck passengers, guda sound of tuc crying of children rising up from Itolow through the boeoy-hatch. I got on to the poop, drinking in thu pouring of th* fresh non li wind. Bs a man will who romes uo deck ona dna morning after eight or nine boure of a sn'ib cabin, and heartily thankful, foi the sake of Morecombe, that tue weather was bri.**bt. I said good morning to thc pilot, who was stan ding with oue hand on the wentbci main backstays, aud he responded with a surf) nod, singing out to me asl passed on to join Thompson, k Better not look al the compass, mi-, or yc'n bc swearin* we're nol lying our course." Hut iii spite ot his reoucst, tbe tirst thing I did, sifter shaking hands with Thompson, was io tike s, j.,,,., into tiie binnacle, and tonnd tbat wo were leading a course thal was io bring us m sight ot theism of Wight, snd make visible there the signal we should lie ^misting for a lc.it. Danell stones inquired after Morecombe. and 1 L'av c him n short aeeoimt nt the night I lisid passed . nh thal gentleman. ?? Upon my word," said be, dre* ing me out of the beal iug ot thc helmsman, sud obliging me to walk thc deck with him, ?? thia advent ure ni youl - should makes yarn to please tim girls, What goodness! w ital hiiuianitj ! Instead ol smnthenug your rival, then* you have beeu sitting all nignt with him. your arm round his neck, swabbing tua face, ami pouring bruudy into him. Will he go ashore with the pilot, do von think *" u I hope so, I answered. "Ile looks deadly ill. I've (lone my l? -t to ai are hun, bnl he i__.tv change Ins mind it he sees thr sunshine." ?? Vim mustn't let him do that," said he, a ith ins face hk) I In' risiug moon in a Not ember fog; " you don't want hun to -.lop. of CuMSe f ?? Not 1. ld be glad to heave him overboard, if I thouin he could swim ashore." ?The!.." ssin1 he. " take can to toll (' r i flit b t hat the fellow wa- Bevernl times in the act of dying last night, and tliat you only recovered bim by a miralie. The doctor will believe yon. He won't waut to have a sick man after Kr. Morecombe'0 pattern on Ins nanda, and it shouldn't need mnch ot a hint to make him ttwer the youth ashore with the pilot, on the grounds that hts casu is beyond him a bile In keeps stiost." ?? 1 don't think auj strategy will bc needed," I re? plied. "Mr. Alor.mite is not likely to proceed. Why. iu less rhim twenty-four hours lie has been reduced to the sickliest object that ever yon mn tu your life." "Herve bim right," said Thompson. "Whal business haa a mao to thrust himself upon a girl w Iii. dui -n't a ant hun 7 I noticed your young lady yesterday morning al breakfast, winn' Mr. More rombe got alongside of hei ami hil a-squinting at her thron rh his eye-glass. Jack, she wouldn't n>"k at him ! What manner of creature can tuts young swell he. ??> imt himself in tlc v av ot being snub? bed and spurned in a fashion flt to make a chap of air. kim ni eusitiveness iu him pitch himself over the -ni- .'" ?? He's liisii piiniBbed enough," tt\l I. *? and noth? ing remains but to -.et iuiu nu; 01 ihe ship. At what hour do you hope to 1 iud ll"' pilot 1" ??sonic time thia forenoon, 1 n 1 ho old girl walks through it, eh. Jack! .\ . iter pass? ing?it's like lookmg out of a 1. >?.*??> carriage window,** and bepoiuted ovei th ran, where the green lines, which omited into .sin, a- they rsm, tin. vc,-ii seething Hashing updazzitugwhite in the sunshine, with nere aud there a nenin; of smoke-like spray, upon which tbe fiagmeut of a ram e.-a would stand an instant. There was no land in sight, and the course we were steering sho w ed thai we were a trifle to tae southward 01 um fair-way track, owing to tba wind havtug di.ven ahead for a couple of hours during tin: night, and s.-nt ns 1.it. inn.: th it way, A the thin, p-arn.li hine ovsr th* horizon you could (?nilli, in places, a glimpse of ? reeteye canvas, with a rague kind ol shim on it, like what a quarter-moon has winn tb* sun is up. and in tb* vest sud sooth n shadow ot smoke lingered m 0 serpentine posture upon the wind, indicating the exist, ac.- ot 0to*mora whoa* funnsla had drawn down behind the aea, ke 1 st.1 leaning over the rail, watching the greenish oopper "t the ship shooting through tho coiliug white and emerald with a sound like tbe hissing of red-hot ii.and noticing how tbe radiance of thc water wa* re il*-i t'-d ni the glossy bends, which the crests of tue Burges) "ii.i-ii ilowu into the brilliance of a mirror, . tend l'aid'l talked tome of Florence, with a flue, rentimeutal twang in his voice, congratulating me on lu-r beauty?as if 1 bad a hand in (kat- on lier evident affection for nu-, on tbe pleasing nature of tbe romani ic adventure I had ombarkedon. Ho told me that, though! ? was not what is vulgarly ? ,i iad\'s mau ' uni a tolerably comprehen ine knowledge of . ox, and flattered himself that, on the whole, be understood them pretty well; idld then tole, when he si--iiii'l nie that Miss Flor euoeHawke liked um, I was to allon no more misgivings to trvubli neon that bead, forl not a person given to talking without t*:. w hat he meant. "Tm uot oocksare "t ihelaw," laidha,"and we've unfortunately girt no parson on leard ; bnl if von .should brinn mattera t" a polnl rn hen we're mt the ocean, I should be perfectly willing t" ri ,nl the service over you, if von don't mind taking your .? ol the job hem- illegal in my hand-. I've .jot an idea that skippers eas join folks togethei in holy wedlock, and thut a splice of thal kind is not lo be drawn asunder; but I won't swear to it, lor it's* question I've never taken thi trouble to look into. Ai.vw.iv. you auil the lady can talk tbe mattel over, und if yon and she are agreeable, aud doii'i ituii'l a trifle of risk in such a matter, win theo all you'll have to do, Jack, will be to put a mark in tuc Pravei Book where the service lies se. il.at I hiv lind it Without groping, and I'm al yin.r 1 omni.ituls." 1 thanked him heart iiv for thia fresh instance of his kindness, and told lum I Would ii"t hui to call upon inni ni that w*y, should Miss Hawke express h-: w ii?h to l?- married iit sea. Moon aft) r tins wc went to breakfast, and I was just ? bil nervous as I stood in thc 1 m i'lv -door, wat. bing the passengers assemble at tho table, for 1 thought tbe bright sunshine and tl"- auld courtosyiug of thc snip I would have put Aunt Dautaria eu her pins again, 1 but there was no sign ol her; 1 oroiu ? ? 1 ame forth I alone, und immediately 1 walked up thc cuddy, 1 saluted her, and took my place alongside her. How , beautiful sin- looked I flow eleni aud deep aud I luminous bur cyt-s, aa if tbe apirit of tho deep had passed iuto them! rh* morning radiance stream 1 mg down the skylight sprinkled a light like gold , dust ovi r her bair, aud 1 saw Dani* 1 squinting al it [ the corners of hi* eye*, tm a be oouldirt un? derstand bow that kimi oi sheen came to lie upon ber head. UCil.^ii,. 1. *. I i iu il md meet her glance ! now without feeling and undeiatuuding that we were s.ve. ii., .nts;;u lout, hitherto il had been on 1 mi side meetly; but 1 had foudled bu hand mat 1 vening, I had told her mole tha 1 ever I aad said ] before, and wb*u I sat down in ibo seat next hers. ; ..nd nj.ok)- to her. aad sba turned ber eyes to mine, I knew, as though she nad spoken it, that tia mgul ; had worked a mighty change in bor foi um; thnl j bet iieuri, which hud been no future than a bud tbe evening ^gathered, had become u Howei I for tbe rn ming suu lo .shim- ou. Iloa is it a fellow ! ian tcil that a girl loves him wm n die does nol speak 1 when, nol to save bia aool, could he rei au* le fn?m her to justify bia kuuw. dgi wo..ld make a good question for adebatiugclub, ami a any community of yoong Pitt* auu Foxes will go to work aod deliver theil rieweon tbe sub? ject, they may conni npon Jacklprynioiii reading every work of what ibej -nv. Ior mi part, lam no u-i at bundling prubbmia ol that kind. lou know h.nlois caa Mm ll lea which umycaiil soe, umida bl: nlitig snow-fall that.is colder than ice. That's wouderluL thinks the landsman, but ita tine: and sailors, by sqaiatiiig to .leeward, sdi 0ometiu__? * <? ?? gala of wiud in u sky us blue aa an Irish girl's ' yee, aud bani] hove time to reel down before it is ui. tbem. I'hut is wouderfiil. um, thinks the landsman. Bnl Lord preaerve n.i whal ur- si,,!, woodara io yow disee?*ryof agirlslov* of you bj the Itel et your insttnet* 1 Iwosuitbe timk ol thu uiUad' tb* lii"tii"lit 1 lorva. 1 and I rame tognther tliat iimruiug and the beating ol bm heart upon unuo wss as phau tn my adoration of bag uh if thc dalling wet* i:> my rn ms, .iud lui mis sit my ears, telling nu* all about it. However, even if we bud licen alont*. lier love was to., much of a bairn to quit the warmth of lur eves, mid lhere ouly wno it to ba SOUghl at peasant. But wo wen l.y no moans ab-ue, tor though Aunt Da? maris was mUslng, and Moro."mho was on his back, othera of tbepaaaaagon who had been sick yester? day rama out and took their place, tin* muralug? iii. and Mrs. . larnmdsiko Mortimer, the newly mar ned collide, who Nat ?** close together that the neal wass perfect jostle between them J unit Mr. Thomp? son linker, ii thin, rather bleat-eved young min. who was gang to seek hi- fortune In Australis; and Mrs. I,rant and h-r daughter: arni tim dova e billi? lly, six m nil, oumting the nura*, not to mention Mrs. O'Brien, sud Captain Jscksoo, R. N.. and the doctor, aad Jack ftoymoaraod his sweetheart, aud loUy.faced Daniel, aod bi* chief mote. Theoaly rtber lady wanting was Hrs. Jackson ; abonl whom lor gallant husband -hooted out to Daniel aa fol? lows -. -Thank y-m, cantala, hlu is not ill, hut sha ia uncomfortable. A -Otter Bailor never woropettb ?oat. ns yonmighl have noticed yesterday, lint, .ir. there is s sluggishness, ? heaviness, a topsy turvy nuuseatingaeaa in the movements of an over loaded ship, which are enough to capsize the atom* it h of a lemah figurehead, air, and .Mi-.. A,., ksoa has temporarily succumbed, not to tho motion ot thc ?illowa, but to tn- rapacity of owners "j and be flared around bim with a quarter-deck scowl, ss nuch as io Bai : " I'm in a quorn Isoiue mood?-better not contradict me, snyltody." Ofeonrse my hm question to Plorenea waa after i't mint. Mi wsis better,my darling answered; ? .s>iie is breakfasting in In r caoiu, but sm- talk) d ol soming on deck t'i-'ii.'., it tho weather remains line,' ?I hope sin- wo.i't make her appearance," said 1, * until Morecombe is gone. Bhe ni ij dissuade bun.' **How i. he ?" she uked, -guning as If it would ced mtv little to cause ber to break Into a hearty angb. I tedd ber that he wa* no better, if be was ri worse, described bis haggard appearaaee, tbe v onderful change t nat hud come over hun biu< <? a e tad lett the river, aud said there could be uo ques ioii that be wonld go ashore with the pilot. As I 'poke Mis. u'ltiDii called ont to tbe doctor to know low tie- pout ?? -1> sick gi nt loman was. him thai nain - t'. go ashore. Mi. Or iib th t" 1 he doctor au w.red: *? I hare just seen lum. Ile is very low, ni'.un. Captain, he says he coald not besi tis it food, aud the mere smell ofthe breakfast vie .-ntl', u dec ted lum. lt's a h;nl sign." ?* Why, mi- ,'" demanded ? apteui Jackson. *? Beennse, air," responded the doctor. ?** it means hal the nausea is still strong in him, for the only irraptom of recovery tbat 1 know ol in aea-sicki in i .-t ii rn of the aiijit ti te. Nothing but brandy lm ?as,ed the gent leeman'0 lips sine* this hour venter lav , and .'mw is he to support life, mi, without tomi. .ml t.tteud with tua i xhanstiou tint follows ins nlt'erings .'" ??I merely asked for information, sir," auld ('ail? sun Jackson : " I am sat,stied. His sufferings would ?.if wc had inoie freeboard, luother iucu mn" of depth would have kui'd him, as another ont more ot side would have ma lc ii .sailor of him I i in e. Htew-aid, ii'.nin tea hee-ar!'* ?? Ile must be nenl ashore, dot tor," said Thompson, sking no notice of the navy-man's talk, '?fpre ituie that is Ins w ish." ?? I cm answer for that," mid I, addreaaing the . m generally, ?* as his lu rt li-ma tc." " I ii'te is nu alternative," exclaimed the dm tor. lb- is utterly omit tor theses; ind lt would b. beer madness on his uart to pursue the voyage is t would I,- ?htci cruelty on my part to recommend ilm lo do -".'' Nothing could lie mme decisive, and Daniel, giving 'lorence ii hall-look lhat followed on to me, suni; mt to the steward to tm n to after breakfast to gel li. Murecouibe's traps packed and got ready for :.-tt m.: omi t he side. ??What do you think of this, Florence, darling f whispered : '? ia it not munetta ' .-slio returned no answer, not trusting herself to inni. at thal moment, as 1 might reckon by the nnrriment in berimes which betokened latighti r thal would ?sound unseemly) dangi rou.Iy near, 1' a u wnilc ail th,, mi,-cn g.-rs were calling questions 0 the doctor about tbedaugcr nt sickucss, More omlie's nj .upturns, wbj "in- sbonld Butter more than not ber, and thu like, and he cuddy wa* hu-v with hatter. ?* What will your aunt say when -she linds him ?one .'" I contu ned, watching thc laughter fade out i li'i face liken light slowly withdrawn fromala laster. ??I don't know.Ur, 6e*rmour, and I don't cat''*," he replied. "Do call mc Jack, Florenci ; nive nm the name on think of me by, If you don't, you'll be calling ie Mr. Seymour, as you have just done, and what lill become of mo .'" she nibbled at a piece of w hit'- roll, looking coyly own. ?? Say dark, darling." '?Well, to please yoi:, twill tall you Jack," she nswered,saying nothing about thc '?darlings" 1 rae bestowing mi her, ?? It's a very i asy name to pronounce," -.aid I. Sophie and Amelia pure it me ut once, on tin- very rsl evening we had ever seen one another?aa yea an remember, bryon wen present." ??Why iln you go on entreating," she exclaimed, inghii -s-; ?* have not I said I witlcalt you Jack t" 1 iain:, Daniel overheard, thi-. tor I spied hun Tim though he waa listeuiug to Mr. Toouipsou inker questioning Mr Joyce a- to the , han. ea th.. otonies offered a vonni;; man who couldn't dig and ibo declined to beg. In tiiitli. linnie! sat a good deal too near us; but h're waa ii" help for it. ami on the whole th) ar angemenl waa to my taste, providing old Durnans ept t'other Mile tlie skipper, w bon she should come otJl'-.t;').li'.,. .\. ... ear thai Mr. Morecombe has abandoned tba roy ge." ?? N m.ur uncle likely to talk of 3 our hav ing sailed i this ship ' ' she asked. ?? Vmi know bun," 1 answered, laughing; " hi can ot hold his tongue, I am afraid.*' "Tlnii tim in ".vs i, 0ure to reach papa's ears," abe iclaimed. pursing up heraweet little mouth with a caret! look m her eyes. " Hut bc will know," said I. ?? thal you were igno ant of mv intention to Join you." "He is uoi likelj to bebeve it.** she replied. '-Oh, ?,i,a, i bad character you will have earned for me! int .- ii not proper retribution?Jack F' said she, iringing out mv name with a little hesitation,for in- first t:!!"' aud prononucing ii with a kimi of ..tn., .s that thrilled me, unite apart from the de* igbt of hearing tim sound ol it on lu-r Ups: ?? I never honid havo desired you to take thu voyage with ue against papa's wishes; butneithei should 1 hove >( n here had I guessed that .Mr. Morecombe was to iccompany us: andaineeno liberty of cbooaing a I'lniiiiiiioii waa allowi d mc could imi'.i Lc aim1., ut lulling me glad thal tho,gs hav. happened a- I ouid hav )? w ished t" There wsis a droop in ber roi ce. for she was coii esstng. And oh! tiie m.tgioof her mi-atinig. tbat [ave a tn w glory to the suusbine, a lovely rhythm othe steady b ive ofthe ahip, that puta pelted mindy into Hie bourse chorus ol senmen hut im brace* on deck, tliat made a heaven ot that .edsel's cuddy, nnd angela of Captain Jackaon aud Vu*. O'Brien and Daniel and ali tbe rest of tbem. lint wc were at breakfast; ber bands were busy .vitli plate ami cup, and knife snnl fork, and I could mt grasp them: there were people near us, audi iould uot seize the moment to ask her to tell me she o.odiui. Indeed, hs lt wsis. I div overed that wo ivere being noticed, espet lal Iv hy the newly married .uii . and 00 1 hud to haul oa and put on an ab itractcd lace, unit talk to Daniel aboui last night's ,)ic,/e of Wind, as Ul would not have niven all 1 i iv ned iu tin world for ten minutes'u-c ot a ni't 'unu r where there aaa room for two only. noll. iv nen breakiasl was over, 1 went Intomv cabin and found oue of tb* under-stowarda at work lashiug or ? conting np Mr. Morecombe'a box, und collei im^ liis ..dds and cuds of sticks, guns. etc. I had uo mind i" linger, for I bad bad quite enough ol tue nek mail, amt ao waa loading a pipe, moaning to lcs.i out iu a moment, when Tnompaou and tbe lector rama iu. ? (torry to bud you still so Badly, Mr. Morecombe,*' oaiil Daniel, evidently strm k by the fellow's hollow looks; *** however, you'll reviver Ulta magic the mo? ment you're ashore, a here 1 shall hopi io set you in soothe] two hours or so." ?? It's si i-usMC i hardship thal I couldn't bc lauded sooner," replied Morecombe irom hts pillow, speak iug in such weakly innes thu) n was a Job to hear jinn. ?? | Here ought to be some pwovhuon made to land people who miler as I do, instead of dwagging them on and on till they're nearly dead, i'll kic* ii j i a wow aiioiit tins whin 1 gel home, (urse me it 1 don't, Whal wight hoya people todwagfellahs ulioiif, when they're dying V Thniiip.on imidly explained that it would have been impossible to put uiui athole during thc night, ow in_; to the weather. *? now much longer, then, am I to bc kept here . ' moaned tbe sufferer. "Do you mcantodwug ma about niiiii lin Ueail '." ??Is it youl wish to bo putashoret inquired Thompson. "Why thc dooec d'ye aak meFansweredMore coinbe, staring wildly at thc skipper. "You know it's ni) wish. Von ought to have lauded nie ye-ter dav, w ben the doctor told Jon how I was sunewin': .see it there won't benjollywow over this when I il.. I'll expose thc company as a swindle, confound me if I don't. What wight bave you to i..kc ur, mouey aud put un- into a wotton "id i . sdb tbat'o ni. ?! stopped welling since we left Uwavo* ?end, ami . fgiug me about in )t, wheo I'm dying f I'll WU') t" i suv paper III tin- (o'llitry, inc ii i don't When no von menu t" laad me, eh f" " I'll leave you to talk to this gentleman, doctor," ssivs Thompson, without thc (eaat temper in bia manner: " you had better gel him dressed aud readj ?bore wbenaboat arrivee:" snd, so nay iug. pmd oul ot thc cabin, followed bj me. ?? 1 thought you aaid youl Ineud was dyiug, I.uki' said be, ta v.i- mounted tba companion Heps; "why, ihercV life euough in hi- tempei .?? furnish out a ship'scouipsny. W _ it aa aaa tba mini ls, to be nure T Ive incl ii te* .wells Ul mj day, but never thc like of thal chap." *? W 'll,' mild 1. - 1 can assure you I bad no idea tlc [ettOW bud so much jaw lett in hun. Ibid you been with mc last night, foo weald again uml again have tboagb! him athis.!.-! gasp, as I did. Did you nonce turi lace f" " I did," be imawPred: " oh, he's beea bad, and il bad ; Mild 1 shall be glad to get bun ashore." Ile Walked Up to Hu* plh'l, who in ii lew moment* weni katoa to lu aa blast, aad I 0to*d near tho ahem to ha.e a look around am. Tue aiad bad ir*.-, houed into u magnificent sailing breeze aud bad gmm away into tin- amt haast. vv >wi erun suil pulling, ami all san on her, every yardarm looking ult as tbi-spars a.cend_d, the jibs swelling out upnu tho sligntly bowed jil.hooiiis. tbe nt rathmore ana *AaUmg through it Uko tho clipper tbat sho was, a belt of fosm raring p__t to b .ward, and a sharp playing und Baahing of glass like water to wiuilwai-f, where Uiesorge that roiled away from ber weather Ih.w nn-t the oncoming run of th. wave, nod broke then., ami was itself shattered into* lambie vf guttering green, tull of bubble* and feather-shaped Botches -f ream. Awn. (,v,r tba sUrboord bow was the dim bluish shadow of land, while sster* tbs .slothing *"?? _ . ,nf> fr**1'""" aw.iv in ;i line of snow, in whnh tm. sunshine kindled a thousand glories of green, and yellow, aad bin., ;,t?| (tiiinondwhit-. as taoagh Boam band limier the counter wero emptying bogata! of kui-, apo* Ihe water. Pres? ently oue of the apprentices eame aft, took tko ea* tige out of the lag h.i ker. and stopped the Hy of it with a repeyarn. Thia ((inverted it into what it tailed a '? vvhiil." or * wave,' ot '* walt." or '? n .lt " h. m plain Knglish, a signal foi a boat, aad baatb mg it mi to the peak sigual-balUards th** roath ran ii" kag aloft, alicr.- it shook its straight-Jacketed length uganist the blue sky. T, l,f In,lu,'ml. 'MSOLISH AS 8U~? ts iai i:iit." ni Prom Thf gmt PrwuHeee Ckrmmtmk Hitherto s.-iu i-'iamisio has Imtiafompwatltolp fnma aaglo-maufaca, for, ean-pfing sn aeon* Monal Eastern traveller who eleetrides tbeebwkJ unlbaiutues of ii,, i',,.:,,, Hotel ott<* bi aaklag what be shall do with tue brawao ??*? wbeu .. . aestrousof redeeming his baggage from the tra n fer comnnny, th- Queen's Kngilah bu*, nol been n.tli. ted upon the imbin ear. lint tim- good day* 'I1.''.'V''1* f",r falaw.iv III tim Wlhl. of tin Wi. i Addition the principal of a primary school . - undertaken to Ari^ti. |/.e the uumIi of sp.-, n ot tm rising Auienrans unde hoi rhnrre. .reporterof i lie i lin,, ,i.v Uw two lilts girls returning treas sunday-., hool c-tcrdav morn:). Slid w.i- S4lou tabed to hear them take leave ..f ,. ? ti other ia i rs !? .".wing manner: " 111r.. 'awlfpawsl tea, Attie. awad Imnst ga '..ine. Me awtberwill .? haaa mod-bye." "Don't forget to come hover to mo ? ?use tliis awftornoon, Ha .viii.-,'* replied tin- other iud they parted. "Who told on to say 'hsiwfii-r I'Min'f" tho reporter as'.ed of one of tbe little mias-wi "ide tea, her." sba answered. "Hall the boya md girls 'ave io du that." "Hine* winni" "<>h, a loti_ tune now. Our teaeber aaja ''..it lit is not propsr to say 'aftornoon.'" |* Yoodoo, anj 00," said tb aaton__bed reporter, ' Does .ihi m..kc you use an) other words f" *'Oh. yes; sin ma ki s 11- -a-, a Ami." and Hu- little tiri opened her jaws like a rock-cod's, to give tba ? ?roper pronunciation. " Awad aha mya dawg, 00," _in> k 1 iii t.i ii. "awn 1 bra wat awed eaw*t twnd pawk awnd mawn. Ob. hits beginning ti 'wain, rand she scampered od witbonl giving tba eporter an opportunity tu ask the aaam m tho cbeol ami it?> principal. - ? tiii: 11 a v/i ni 1.1 mo. y. [Edmund Oturtnee EkHatta tn TXtTmAtgemeTettLt I.ook on thia cast, and know the hand That bore 0 nation in its 'noni; From this mute witue_s uudei stand What 1.1:. oin wa-, ho* largo of amid Tho man who sped tile woo 1 sian's team, And deepest -ei'ik the pl 11 in 111 - share. And pushed the laden ra.i ..-Heirn, Of fat* before him uuawure. Thia was tbs h*ml thal km-w to swing ? 1 in- ax?since tim- would Freedom train lld -on?and made tbe I oreel ring. Ami drove the wt dgi, sud toiiod amain. Firm hand, tint loftierofllee took*. A ) unseiona leader's will obeyed, Ami, when men 0OUCOt his word and look. With eteadtaet might th* gathering 0w*y*4 NoeonrtleT*a, toying with .1 0W*c__, Nor minstrel's, is.d across a lute; A thief's, U|ilifTeil li, t ile I Old, When all tbekiugsof t-arin nen m..tel 1 he hand of Anak. 0_BCW*d strong, The linger, tha oa greatness 1 latch, Vet, lol lae marks their lines along Of one wlm st 11 vc and tottered un nh. For bene in knotted cor.I and vein 1 trace tba varying chart of years : I know th'- troubled heart, tbe strum, Tbe weight of At Isa ann the tem s. A sa in I -ce tba patient brow l h;it palm rrewbile waa won; to preaei And now 'ti- furrowed deep, and now Made Smooth with boot; and telldel ). Tor something of a formless grace 1 hia molded outline plays abonl ; A pit> invf dame, beyond our trace, Breathes like a spirit, in and out,? Tha love that (.''.-t an aureole IN(iiml one wbo, lunger tu endure, Call.-d mirth to ease hi-, oeaaelesa dole, Vet kept his noblet parpoa* -sure. I.o, as 1 gaze, the itatared man. Built up froni .vmi largs hand, appeami A typo thal Nature will- to plan Hut once in all a people's yean. To tell or ? . 1. .'..' ?";"?" m casi Sin, e through its living seinhhim-e p:i-s.>.l Tbe thought tliat bad* a race be Bree! THE i.T-i'i ER A.\D lils t V8TOMERM, IKTTtxa ivis wini tiik ii.nrii: WUO hob nf SVMPLK. ??"There are snmplera and ?sampler..," said a low a-tow* grocer, ai tic carefully revere* up s iiarn*i of ni In if BBgV willi a wire protector iiiid t**h 1 -cat 01 s oap box. "Talk about mea* ps >plo, I doa'' t**llcv?( h.rc'<inybady in tui-world tiiouuer than? full-it. <i _>-.i ii.uipli-r. There ure two genanl ataasss of samplers? liov- who arc limiest ami ask lor asBBplea for tha pwtpnaa >f testint; the desired article, and, If _oHa4*et*f7, of por? dia .lng umtutittcs ot the 0a_M afterward, aad thurn who in iM-ii.i.tii'Ht a). 1 gal sample, simply for thc parp**?*t iiioiik'iii. their s'i|)pii)M out of tiie preeer. 1 kern bad ssa* ilder Mi cxiierlence withboti)) la__n*a*Ih**f*hceoh-bo*> ?ir-s on tUa 1'onnr for twaatf year-, an.! hara tir_-1 ptaatp if opportiinitii'-1:> study hnnisin satur* When I tirst he Mine th)- proprietor of a store I wis roiupti-.irir. ly 1 int of the tri is kn n* .pcefahlv dressed people were e.ipi ilo if pluyimr on an innin cut itnic.-r. I nave Ic .niel ny <*i. mlante thal bare la aaHeattmaaaaaaaai MMSjeBg stowe.1 iway BBtar 0 sealskin cloak no tlu*re ls limier a Mad ibaw'.," and '.bc man or basia*"**! gave the Iipmta0 a (.mic mUi.-h spoke vi.l'.m,"-. ?? At thc cinl of tlie first year I found that, although my . had been Vnk and t|u- book-, showed Ijjci* tm ?eipt*), )?? protlt- wen- small. I eould not iitntcr?t iud lt ror -omi- tiiue. I was ipntc certain that my siesta pu -l and that then was iioleak in tim in..i.>-drawer I t-r?;;iii to walsh iay b nana at mare etssely thaa eve:. ? 1 HOM loiiD'liUlt tlio au-' of i.i.v losses. I'n mt thc .tart 1 li d instructed mv ciel Iii to rkte s inipics of SBT trend* to snell easterner* seethed tor tehaas. I did nat iii.ak ttat* wat . leeway sf adrettietng tb?g* tlHy et lb* warn, i d.-.ilt in. Whan 10*00* t* tovetllgsle tha maller I lound lhal the simpiirn t-iviti awai daring th. week o',.-a aii.ounii il tn gPO oi g30. I -ilso f > in l th ii a iii ii.e itjr ,.f tLocc |i*"..ple lm iitua neil h.implex never pair ..i:/.i*?l my s.un at ill. OUIUuUin I am. rlatccil lhal Ilere w.-.< lereral tiuidlloa living rn the vii bitty wiso Iiad sn. i ? i In getting euoug* lea and eoghe fro .. my elerks, i^. -.. n pies, lo k.'i'D LIM tu Well sllpp:t*>il wltii these IllT'tncs lor un-'linne'year. Tbal a.ede BM atad, ui.d I ..t once I -iel outers to m> employes not to ive .mt icy mo., tampina it< rpi to outtinuert or f-tabllnbed boa Itt Un- w..i I ttopped ti.e leak Iii tn> tiinlltn. ?? lwill nive vmi aa liliisii.iiioi) of ihe way rn Okie* -nine of tl.e-- - mp!' I- ? "inlnct tln-1. tittle CBMM A tl. hiy iln sse a lady out* da.) i alert d my store tad a-ked io look Si snail- i.t rn,) l*ni I'liel'- "I coffee, lot ? ld k -I owed her samples, hhc exaiu.iied them with much euro BUd al i.ll. Ul till mil to Ull-y.)HU<Ul.Ul Ililli ...ld i ?Wi.Uiil voa lc ki ld cnn,uti l-l rf VS mc i,!,.- ,,i tl,!- ...... to take Lome 1 Mv Ile -li ucl t partti llUU ..tnnt Ills ' ??:?' ' l . ! -<> I would like lo try itu- ) iiiiee kinds I* -ion pui' 'iisim;' Mn loofc(*d *weet ai 1 i ii,., ,-i, t as ala stid t., we Ut up with ? gratlted Millie .s tl,e eli.Il'IIi. clerk I elli" "taut I., i e. ilpildl Wllh I, r I Iiui ne. ti vv itcliltnr the tniti- cti.in frmu n.* I.li.d mv desk, sad ieeUns -lim lott ?N_l*rk__t or l,.s lan) 1 i tilted one ol u,> Imj s a.s.le _llnl toel lum t-. fol il* bel vv;.. ti tue ii ft 'ic s'.ore. in tha eouisa nt sa i.our a* returned and reported tuut th? wsata* h_d vl.-iled four other Bluies, uud had obtained tram (a, ii 8.-V 11 - i Um -..ni'' arm aa frem aa I madfl ilii;iliries. s.let tmilid Mutt sic v. as th" w:fcof a well to-do uierchiint doa* IOWO. Mb'- irl'sl I* plat tue tami gaate oo us sfterwafd, but dtdo'l ?aii'oed. "Tlieri's iiiotie r sd of pssptewbs rfve as truaolf." niiiarkcd Ita gnieer, aa un Mt ?sl thaoaief .ul.ar .uni pasted tm .kei tollu reporter. ?I m. au i'.ttv UdevtM. If your elerta Bi* not wc! ?uppUcd ? n. Ihe bark part of their Betta yea Will lose cnoiik'h grnceri. s lu uk cottles at a year t* top. ply u boanllmt Uoune. A woulds *uml*ge sinwi, or f.?.sii ciDuk. . .ni ?T.iei a haadmlutauenr. oi a poi_*_yor M.uietLing of taut ?..rt, uml kjiduI n amchly,wa a I,,, ,,,:.? is w?t. inn Uer. 1 lau-mt -in >i I li!-i.wom_n tr\u._ to nd awn.! wita a i Bbbsga Whfwfc nae hud (leno s ipjcii n.i.. mr tenkiit When tui ?'.? m's lu t v>*n turned, taere _re *>^u- peowe,loo, who k*ve no lill ,l tL_l Ii 1- l"le.l: _ tn _ppi"pnate Hillas ill lh> ? How u*rti lt s. cms lo oe for folks io leam t__t _? Iii tlie bet eiljilly wheudssiluitwtiiiili*' lomat. VV'licu [ cul' il UUV nf luy soli.lan.lal I UstoUl l.i trynii ts runflacam ? ciHfiitu or tc.a_.slag atta o ?sl?. i iininiu -iiiout lt, nut charga ll on tm* Im..iks. I ncr kui-W otic ol Uirtn l.ioiilect wUeis L' MW lue tte Sit la int um. I w.d t?il ycu coi_ii.ieuti.ii_)' that I nsy*r (mv.- tay mnip.r* In cu.urfliK "'ea petssos * Uould* i?r.ce Itu la? ott i les tue/ hav.) stoh-n. Tis usoil of li run.!, lr, you kaww, that >f__) way of ti..- Lraaagrssssr I- hard." aa* me fc-r.nsr Uugbad tih iiu lewis rolled oH the uni cf lit* uo** sui it tletS thoutcd " Cash." AS I MEEHI Al. I.MAUD. rrcn Loi,Afii lm".. The Kaipi*-S ef A'lstri*'* Uotiitk nat t_l?Sd vary iLara Of lalo, andahe baa beeu ?)ilterlu . severoly f(on. i ti?u__%? Usui and telaUcs. Tbs Court physicians havs pereuipto'lly forblddeu hsr to indulge ia ali) of ker lae orlU-oui-d(Kir auiuteiutmis, for wteh. hewssa*. aa* **a* teri Do 10-Un_ti..u. H ?he li*. b??n wuob iHilieU etrWUm ber iilueaa, wblub Lm o.a__?sl kor efcrerfsttagpm*- Mai m oout.nipU4.oi. .or ber Miy-i) W}mn&JaP_1uuA\ earl* lu lbw mrtag. ^ EWM n oouise of Ut Iialli *??>"; owl U-Olis. wblou aro sos aoknoir.edrfed to *___[***__* most eh)(__om?a ui Uo world tar tit ostttidaluU with I wlU-h tho U sftictcd.