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rWENTY-FIFrU YEAH NO. 1244.
NEW YOWK SAT-MUM Y. OCTOBRf, 20. ififl.
ONE DOLLAK FOR 29 MONTHS
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BOWK-TOW AT MID.1K3IIT.
It la not often fan may tee giant fast uIhiu
k come with me, and you shall bar a iljfy etoleu
I monster. IKIW In raat ruva..iut I. lrftewn In
bocke. at TrmtiK.
Ikud if you'd view hit glut form, torn when hi
,'nllke hia itm, who work all day, and reatlea toM
It aU him down among din wares, tnd sleep 'till
, here he Ilea with armecmtstretrhed hit nutans
cold and stUU.
IualMlalltheaethroMlngh)odtif life, which thro'
Ibtm, wakirur, thrill
hVeilstrett, the centre of his power, lira quiet M the
Nor wakes oc single tchn here, of U that mighty
KVbleh nafly thunders o'er her ware, when giant
I Trade'a - rat ( ? inM."
fVud Hulls ivil Hears In mortal at rife each others plana
Inueare the Brokers fnfn their Board i the flanks
. wr. .nun '
I e great H runda anawera not to Auctioneers' rail .
RMrrted everv lawr.r'.ehalr tine'l.titaf t lffinit
I oua, all the money borrow. rm.-.gone all the meu
'eo Suitar men, who tear A teas', no longar now
Vhc "wish the fcahlnn would emu round of drink.
lag aweeter Tee."
nnt atitetand Water make no aound, Omrere,
ci wuere are inevr
oniettuieaat Ilanwn'st but now, a'ait thej havenl
irons thai w.r.
lie 'Mmini:" liullctiu's a blank, void of the law
lour maj l-e up or devil who knows? among the
"ho kLuwa tlie iwloe of eottoa nowt how does the
Vhel la the kvt arrival from the North, or Southern
'Vr South atreet, too, this lethargy baa spread It po
nd white rold eommercefulda her wtnra, and takea
her net full wclL
'rade alii hi orer vein and nen; and quiet
1 1 tit barkl front illatant war aide path, what mean
iui .Mifnrum autinur
mr.r.iinif fHiuinera from the Eaati hit pulaea
(rent Ir hearei
he mi-uatet a aurale waking upt perhapa we'd bet
ter leare. Jor. Com.
A TALE OF
L SCHOOL LIFE.
e Anker ( " tlUm. mmi Charlie."
All thta axplanalloni took time. It was lata
hen tbev act out for thdr walk, lata when they
. tme Into dinner, and lata, too lata, for the poet
ben Amy fiaisbed her letter to her father. She
let Sidney and Kdward re-entering the garden
i ibe returned after a Amities chase down the
.ad to overtake the postman.
"It It not provoking?" aha eaid to Sidney
the mall goea oat to-morrow, and papa
rill have to wait a whole month for hi let
Ta. Well, afier all, they would not bara
hen him much pleaanre. 1 dont't know what
ou bare tail j but I could not gtre a good
(.count of ns. Oh, Sidney I tkl hat been each
n unsatlafactory day. Come and take a turn
i th garden with me, for I want to talk to yon.
ou look tired-awl vexed youraelf I dare lay
jmethlng baa been going wrong at school with
.Iward. Now, tell the truth, for I hale people
ay comforting things that they dou't mean.
Ain't you taiak, InleoklfMI t oa the air
r-.kt we have epent here, that wa are all going
"Jt la our own fault, I suppose, If we are,"
tld Srfaey, with a sigh. .....
" As If that were not Just the worst part of It,"
Why, no I suppose It would be still worse
thing to telp onraelves." I
I believe 1 'had rather." Amy began
ut von will tar that It la all laziness. After '
Mt'll err w eh to say v and our fault j but
bw many things go wrong that I cannot mend,
f j ou knew what-a day I hare had; lfyou had any
lea of Barah's fldgetiness and Charlotu'a domi
ering luteilbow loudly sbe 1 talking now
id Frank's tiresome, sly ways, and the gosslp
ig and quarreling, jou would not wonder that '
am In despair." , , , i
"I don't, said Sidney) "only do you think
ilneaan-reoodtobrinir everv one's faults up. I
id looaai mm in iua. ueuxinn wj r
dd you bated people to say comforting things,
in 1 to bold my tongue, or shall wa sit down
ml grumbls together f "
"I am not exaggerating," said Amy.
"Out don't you think it Is a sort of exaggera
on to heap all one's difficult lee together, and
ok at them at onoe t It certainly prevents our
tiding any way out of them as effectually a
tank prevents himself from finding his slate
'ncil, when he does not want to do his sum, by
irnlng bis things over and over in bit drawer,
ud then aaylog that there It no nse in looking
f 'Well," said Amy, after a minute's silence, "I
' av a changed my mind. Tou may straighten
drawer for me, Sidney, and pull out one
fficulty at time, as rou do Frank s leaaon
ooks when you are making him find bit pen
L" "Suppose we begin by talking of the things
hat we eould cure ourselves."
"We scarcely need talk of them," said Amy,
ti... in ln,w them well enouich. I know
.. 7 .. ...... j . v-..
xactly how much of the confusion Is my fault t
kuow that It Is my Indolence, and forgetful-
tu, and selushaes, and"
"1-be drawer again," said Sidney. "Ill tell
ou something, Amy. I believe it Is Just as I
jolinh for people like you and me to exaggerate
or faults until we make ounel-ies despair, as It ,
for other people to be always excusing them-
ihes; at least, papa has often said so tome I
rhen I used to talk about myself as you are i
olng now. He never would let me go on accua-
-gmvtetf In that vague sort of way."
"What am I to do then?" laid Amy. "Tou
on't let ma talk about other people's faults, or
.y own." , . . I
"If yoo could think of something to do, tome
.tie thing to begin with, that would givi to-
oorrow a chance of being better than to-day. I i
ould tell von of one, only 1 am arraia you won .
i luchllke'tt." . ,. .
" Getting np earlier, I suppose," said Amy,
lltb.asl.-u. ''ThateertaUily would prevent my
'elng so hurried and bewildered but If you
new how tired I am every morning"
" Too seemed so sorry lust now, when you
nld yon were to Indolent. Dou't you think It Is
"Insincere UUlk of being sorry for a fault,
nd then to do nothing to cure one's self of it r
I suppose It Is. Well. I will try, then; my get
lng up to time will certainly prevent some oon
1 union. But, (Sidney, I must go back to the
t her troubles. It won't prevent Frank from
King greedy, and Charlotte from quarreling
Tlth Sarah. I don't know what do about that;
am sure I talk to bar enough."
" lliere are two way s of talking to people, you
mow," said Sidney "I know you hae tried
"Do you mean that I have set Charlotte a bad
I 3 1 am pie bv not olying harsh myself about those
brown Holland chairs f I bave noticed that you
always attend to Sarah's tiresome rules j and
ertaluly the children pay some sort of attention
;i what you say. 1 wish I bad taken the right
,ide that night i I bad no Idea then that there
would be all this quarreling about It. It Is ve
y difficult to go back now. On. Sidney I peo
lie talk of conquering faults as If it were such
in easy thing to do."
"I don't," tail Btdney "bat don't you think
.hat la worse still to talk as If It were Impossl
le to-do It, considering" ,
t Conaidering wbat r
11 That era have not It all to do ourselves,'
aid bidney, to a low voice t "that Jesus Christ
lied to mm us from our sins. Don't you think,
i seema ungrateful, after that, to talk aa if wa
ould not possibly do It t"
"Tee," tald Amy "I don't think I should
a so ready to give up If I believed that prop-
rly. Well, I am glad this letter I have been
a ritlne-dld not aroto nanai bv next month I
m try 10 do in a numor to write a more ."-i-jj
JVUH Amy tutu Sidney were htTlagluu
grave talk, Charlotte was bearln tbe nenti of
the da; from dwaro. "Well," she tald, the
In.'tant the naw him, ' bad or good f "
" tted,"aaKI sdard.
'I anient he kuAwn that by your fees ," said
Cbaikttte. "So joa were la' ag.lnf
"Mdaey was. lie never will M oae wait for
hm, thai a the worst ufi. He ssys that I've
no rWhl to dae-dle, and lose half my achwd-les-son,
lecaur he Can't walk as fast at other peo.
pie. he has to cunt ln'0 the school-room alt
alone, and then, of course, every one turns round
"1 should wait for him." eaid Charlotte.
" betbex be liked it or not, for tbe irtnclule of
"Aslfihat would not he the very way to
make hitn care more. I wlsb 1 had waited this
"So Or. Ue actually did It to Sidney t The
tjtanl' Ldoard, I eeehow It is. Tbe near baa
Come i we tnuet do or dn. We must strike for
our hbertv, or be fixator slaves.''
"Mare. f" sal fcdward.
"Yea, slaves I Sarah and Dr. Wise are both,
aa you see plainly, detputs and if wa luomit to
deajiou we thall lie elaiee. I, fir on, ana re dy
lugliemv me lor me cauve ui imiiom iou
ki.ow.in ill lliu's 'ALCleut lllsuirytberlpsrtans
usel to ay t'ut 1 don't remember tbe exact I
wnidii. Il tiaiiot matter, tbe examule Is the I
thing and I bete lem-lvinl that It shall not be
lostuionua. W e HI raiae I he siandrd of free- I
dom, and I Ilia snail be imr motto 'liberty and
Our tfcrn Vhmrt, Let us think of liintus, YA
war, and strike."
"Mtximr said Toward.
"Oh! JOU are eo matter-of-fact Kdward.
did nul mean auy one in par'ii.ulr. 1 meant
that we were to rinke fuTO. r frtwlom al people
diet in Ancient History," mid Charlotte took a
turn up and down the iiraaa-plot, quoting octry
and waving her bandkeichirfi
''Wiare the warp and weave the woof,
1 he wu.diii ) of Sarah a raee;
Uire ain4i "
"Winding-sheet!" Interrupted Kdaard, aghast
"Hut i.u d.'t expect me to kill"
"Kill I" cried charlotte Indignantly. "It U
an odd thing, Edward, buijuu never do seem to
understand me whin oue is sieaaiiig llgurailie
ly." "Bat you said something about Drums," said
"Ut courae I did," said Chariot' e. 'Teiple
slwajsoo when they talk of resisting tyrants.
Of eoarse, I said figuratively, that we were to
imitate Brutus, lou must know what that
"No, I don't," said Edward. "I don't know
how to Imitate Brutus llgur atii ely. I wish you
would tell me what you expect me actually to
do, and whether I am to begin with Sarah vr'Dr,
"Actually to do! Ob' that'a another thing,"
laid Charlotte. "But why does one read Ancient
History. I wonder, or learu tha Lay a of Ancient
Home, 'If It U not to teach one to tight agaiuat
tyrants- of course, as 1 said before, In a figura
tive wej t"
"lie worst of It Is," said Edward, "that I am
not nuite sure whether Dr. Wise Is a tytaut af
ter ail. Sidney aayt (and I believe ha is right),
that It would Le far worse for him If Dr. Wbe
made any great difference between him and the
others. It wuuld be noticed direct I v, for Collins
has taken a aplte against us both because I
knocked him down at the station. If ha would
only fight It out at once I should not mind, but
be wont, lie preteaci to look downoo me, be
cause I'm la the lower school, to that I have
never nad a faircnance of making blm bold bis
tongue; smd then there's a great, stupid butcher,
ion, called Wycombe, who has tsken It into his
bead 1 bat Sidney is a favottte, and ha takes eve
ry "Pport unity ba can get of saying Jeering
things, and plaj lng malicious tricks, tie shall
not have many mure that'a one comfort."
"Well, then, be Is another tyrant to fight
aeainnt,'' sale Cbailotte. "lle'll do instead of
"Belter," tsld Edward, "for I can tell you that
I shan't fight hm In a figurative way."
B"Oh I" a aid charlotte, "I am afraid you have
been fighting really a ready. That la tbe reason
yeur JukalU lora, ami that j-uu have got that
great lump on your head, tbat you are trying to
hide with your cap. How does Sidney like your
fighting about him ? Ue looks dreadfully tired
and out of aorta to-night."
"Ha does not like it at all. That's Just the
worst of It. He has such notions, t beltete he
had rather bear anything than bava ma go into a
passion. Would you belieie It? Efery day
this week, while I and Lyon bava been out of
the way In the cricket field, Wycombe and hit
ret of follows bave been plaguing Sidney, hunt
ing bun tp nto corners, and forcing him to eat
pieces of raw meal and candle -end: and be nev
er told me, though he knows that there ta noth
ing that I should Ilka better than to pay them
out nothing that I should Ilka better."
"Sidney baa odd notions about paying people
out for things," said Charlotte. "Doyouknow,
lMv.nl that sometimes his wav of readlnflf oarta
of tho lessons at ra) era, makes me feel almost I
aorry tbat I nave plagued aaran an oay; anu yet
I have no doubt about her, as you have about
Dr. Wise, She Is a greater tyrant than Xerxes,
or any of the Tertian kings; and 1 think you end
I should be quite Justified In imitating Hannibal,
and swearing never to sheath the sword till"
"lea'i ready," Interrupted Frank; "and you
had better be quick, for we are all going to driak
tea in the drawing-room with Aunt Elbce. Sarah
Is taking up some buttered toast, and Aunt Kl
lice sayi she la going to tell us a story after
AC1TT BLUCE'a BOOK.
When Aunt Kllice was tolerably well.abe gen
erally sent for one or other of the children to
spend an hour with her in the evening, which
washer best time, and sbe contrived to make
tbe hour so pleasant tbat It was looked forward
to by every one, from Amy to Frank, as the best
In the day. But this was the first time that
they all had been invited to come together l and
wben Amy looked round the room, and taw
wbat paint hid been taken to give It Itt most
inviting appearance, the began to think that
tbeir aant bad some especial motive for the invi
tation. 'Whata very nice room yours is, Aunt El
llce; and wbat extremely nice buttered toast
vouslwavs seem to have for tea," aald frank.
"Well", you must put all the dltagreeaU
medicines 1 have to take against tbe buttered
toast, Frank, before you make up your mind to
wish to change places with me,"
"I should not like tbe medicines," said Frank ;
"but I must say I do think that it would lie
rather nice to be lit. People always bave such
good things wben tbey are 111, or wben anything
is the matter with them; and every one waits on
tbem and makes a fuss with them."
"And tlwy lose all tbe pleasure or waiting
upon, and making a fuss with, other people,'
said aunt Dice. "Medicine against buttered
toast again, Sidney,"
"Medlciue, indeed." laid Sidney.
"For my part," said Chsrl.tte, "I don't care
for having nice things, or being ma te a fuss
with. All tbat I care for, Aunt EUice, It slra-
"To have your own way," tald Aunt Elice,
"Oh ! Aunt Ellice t that was not at all wbat I
was going to say."
"ot what von were going toaay, but the
truth, perhaps ild Aunt Elice. ''Do you
know, I alt quietly up here En my easy chair,
and Charlotte pities me very much for knowing
to little of what li going on In the bouae; and
vet I fancy I know a good deal of wbat li past
ing in each of your hearts. I believe I know,
without your felling me, what you all most care
"What do I care for most, Aunt Kllice?"
asked Amy " I don't think I know myself."
" You care, but I hope not most tow, for
being admired and praised. Wben you art doing
anything, you are fond of Imaglolng a little
circle of admiring people round you. saying or
thinking, 'Uow charming how clever now
pretty how good -bow self-denying Amy It l'
" Ob, aunt I am 1 so very vein )"
" Ask your own private fanciea, Amy."
"What do I llkebest ?" asked Frank.
"I am afraid you have told us yourelf tLlt
evening, Frank. Tou like pleasant things at
much of everything good, and aa little of any
thing disagreeable, aa you can manage to get for
yourself. At for Edward, be U wishing very
much to know wbat I have found out about
blm; but he It too proud to ask, so I shall not
"Well, Annt Ellice," aald Charlotte, "I
think mine U the shortest and moat natural with
"Only, unluckily, you are very unlikely aver
to bave It. How many people In the world do
yen tuppose have their own way ? Do you tlink
I have? Why, I cannot even please myself
about moving from my aofa. I am very far from
having liberty and my own chair.' "
" OU, Aunt illke I did you beat tulU''
"There ire atwayt birds of tbe air who carry
tbe matter even to sick people In shot-op
rooms; but now, Charlotte, lei arrange all the
tea-cups In ihe trey aa rwrah like them to be
placed, and adwanl shall put the tray on ttw
table outtlda the door, and tben we will hate
"'I here Is one question I should like to ak
yon first, Aunt Mli.-e," said Charlotte. vVhy
do you care so much atwut pleasing Sarah t"
We wHI bave tbe etorv first, and answer the
questluu afierwarda," said Aunt Kllice. " I a-n
going to led you a story about the lime when
jour mamma and your Uncle Walter first rame
to lite wlthrne."
"Oh I 1 am to glad you have never told us
anvil ng about mamma or L'ncle M alter."
'I wa not so old in those days as I am now,"
Annt Hllo went on, "but I wa, not youngi
and 1 1 hit k I wss eten sadJer and quie.er, for t
bad Jut had a great sorrow. Ihe h.wae was
aa Mill ai,d gloomy the carpet, and curtain
did n.it look mucb freeberi and Ihe same dark
trees hung oTer the carder) w alb"
"And oarah " said Charlotte.
".Sarah old not lite In Ihe bouae then."
"Ob !" said Charlotte, with a al,th relirf.
"I'M mamma and Uncle Walter like the
house f" asked Am v.
".Not at llr.t. 1her hal been hand to live In
a beautiful old house by the eta, and to play all
day on the shore. At first, they ued lo complain
of 'tbe dark tiuue and the rainy dri but jour
mamma, r III lie Helen, aa we called her I hen, was
not a ereou to be dull long any w here. Very soon
after she came, I used la be awakened as early
in tbe moinlxg as Chariot e wake me now by
tbe sound if her little feet pattering up and
down stairs, cr hertoico in Ihe garden talking
lo the dog. l.er) now and then ahe used
to come and stand under one of the windows,
and call, ' Walter, Halter, dear f and then I
used to bear another voice satin, 'Well,
will, Helen, 1'U ouine soon.' I win not long
in tandugont that Waller's soon and Iloleu's
KXfi meant tery difierrut things."
" Vvhal was' be doing that he did not come
ut to ber?" asked Charlotte.
"lie watt generally hlug curled up on tbe
rug at the bead of the stairs, seeing pictures
In the polished oak floor, or else be was s'and
lng on tbe top step of tbe ladder, by the book
case, reading some book that he was too much
Inteteeted It. lo wait till he had got down tbe
ladder to go en with It."
"1 hat Is the way Amy reads," said Frank.
"Hot did they never play to. ether t"
"Oh, yes I sometime. And there was one
time in the day when the were alwtfi sore to
be together) It was Ihe time you call tbe blind
man's holiday, when it Is beginning to get dark,
then they med to go and sit on the top of the
camphor wood chest tbat staielt in the staircase
window, and lookout at Ihe red Itirtits In the
tkv, and the bright, Dickering furnace-fires, I
wnicu iney coum see quite plainly, wben
they looaivt down the road towards Had-
lolgli. I hail been una ta bright ligbtl
ai mgui ami reo renec'iona in ine sty,
fur to many jeart, tbat I bad no Idea of the
Impression tbey made on Ihe children, or of Ibe
strange stories that Walter contrived to tell He
len ahoat file kings and salamanders, and pala
ces with wails of ttame. Walter was quite sat
isfied to talk, but Helen wanted to see. About
twenty timet a day ibe used to come to my
door and tap, and when I called out, 'What do
you want, Helen ?' it always was, 'I want to
bava the garden-gale otwnnd. I want to go
down the road towards Hadlelgh.' 'But you must
B' .go down tbe road,'! used lo say, and then
the would go aw ay,and come arid ask me again &
minutes afterwards. If she bad known as many
fine words at Charlotte does, llbbik she would have
labied the standard, of freedom, and cboaen for
her motto, 'Leave to walk Into one of the furnace-fires
of Hadlelgh.' Well, wben people go
on asking and wishing for forbidden things,
there comes a lime when they make up their
minds to take them at all hazards, and ft gen.
erally happena that an opportunity comes. So it
was with little Helen. It happened that I had
to go to London on business, for a day or two.
There was no Sarah In Ilia house tbeu; tbe garden-gate
Wat left 0ii and oue evening,
aliout twilight, little Helen persuaded
Walter to leave the gaidau with ber,
and walk along the read towards the
furnace-fires of Hadlelgh. Walter wuuld, per
haps, hat a been satisfied with goiug a very bt
tie way, for be waa buy, fonder of talking aliout
having adtentures than of going through with
Hum, and, beaidee, be did not believe in hit
own stories quite so devoutly as his sister did.
But Helen would not let htm give up. She re
minded blm 'of all the boasts be had ma to of
wbat be would do If be were once outside the gar
den gate, and, for very shame, be waa obliged to
enter Into tbe spirit of the enterprise, Weli.ther
went on, and the evening grew darker, and the
bright ligh'a of the fires shone out agaiuat the
eky. At but, tbey came lo a Urge building, on
the outskirts of Hadlelgh, where china is made.
They saw a man coming through a doorway
with a tray of unbaked cups on bit heaiL aod,
curious to see wbat be would dn with tbem,
thej followed him Into tie yard where the fur
nace or ot en stood. It was a dark November
evening; the people were busy finishing their
da ' work ; and no one noticed tho two chil
dren, as they stood hand-ln-band In tbe abode of
the great o en.
"i mustdescrilieanoentoyou, that you may
understand tbe rest ef my story. It is a round
building, with a bole at the top; there U no fuel
Inside; the fire Is conducted by Hues from fireplaces
ranged outside, anil rises through gratings in tbe
floor. At first there Is only hot sir and smoke, aud
then, aa the fires outside grow hotter and hotter,
blight jett of flame. The fires connected with
tbe oven near which tbe children stood were
Just going to be lighted. The large earthen
ware Jars, called aagart, In which tbe china it
baked, were piled In circles Inside tbe oven, and
the firemen were buey bricking up tbe door
way, which would not be opened again until tbe
china was baked. Helen and Walter watched
him putting one brick on after another, and
whistling as be worked. Wbeu tbe man left bis
work for a few minutes, and walked away to speak
to a passer-by, the children came closer, and
peeped In at the opening. It waa nearly dark
Inside, for tbe fires were not yet lighted. There
waa noLblnrr there, vou will sav. likely to tempt
any one In; but Helen wai tempted In. While
the and Walter stood at tbe door, the taw a
group of glrU coming down the yard. Some of
them were pupils at my Sunday school. Helen
had often teen ibem, for tbey often came to my
bouse to read In the evening, after their work In
tbe manufactory watoter. Sha felt afraid that
one or other of tbem would recognise ber, anil
take bur bone before she bad seen all tho wanted
to see; and so the persuaded Walter to creep
Inside the door-way, and bide till the grli
bad passed. Tbe children crept in among the
piles of sagara, and there they were sure enough
not to be seen. They tat down on the floor to
wait until the girls had passed. Tbe air Inside
the oven was hot and heavy, and they had walk
ed a long way ; tbey either fell asleep, or tome
kind of stupor csmeoer them. At all stents,
they were spared the agony of finding out, at
tbey mutt bave done if tbey bad remained con
scious, that the man hail returned to his work,
tbe doorway was fastened up, ibe furnaces fired,
and that they and the flames were shut In togeth
er the flames to burst up higher and higher,
till eiery brick In the oven glowed with white
beat, and tben to die out, and they"
"Obi aunt I how horrible! bow horrible!
Would no ore come? Dou't go on; I can't
bear to hear It," tried Charlotte.
"How sillv i ou are." tald Frank. "Why, we
know that mamma and L'ncle Walter were not
burned to dea'h. Do go on, please, auut, and
tell ut how the- were tared."
"They were laved by the energy and courage
of one of the young girls that worked in tbe man
ufactory. T his girl was oiss of my schilars, and
had often teen Helen at my house. Sbe rtiiisht
a glimpse of her standing by the oven tbat night,
but as she saw nothing more of ber when she
came close to tbe place, and as it teemed ex'reine
ly nnbkely tbat ahe should be there, ahe Imagin
ed that ber eyea must bave dooelved her, till she
came home to tkla village and heard that the
children were missing from my hnuse. Then the
idea struck ber to forcibly tbat lha could nut put
It away again, tbat tbe children bad crept Into
tbe oven, and bad been fastaned up. Her friends
and fellow-workmea, to whom ahe told ber be
lief, laughed at I er, and even the servants at my
bouse refused to listen to ber It teemed such an
Improbable itory, and there were to many other
pUeet where It teemed wiser to search for tbe
children. Tbeglri'i father, who was the fire
man, wbo had bricked up the oven, was very
angry with ber for persisting In her tale, and
flatly refuted to unbrick bit oven, and risk tbe
well-doing of bis crockery for any such unfound
ed fancy, be had been there all tbe time, and
be mutt know. 1 nit girl, howe er, was not a
person to be turned from ber purjiose. She talk-
(log In, for no on wouM teller tucb k ilrang.
to me yarn. They had great difficulty in get-
a . I Kill aa I-.B lli. -.1'. J.. l ...
round tbe two itiiiureiitilll aIeep. ine J la
tiik was not j et to much rivaled aa to have done
the Children ant irjvr., for it lakes a loug tiwae
for the met to become tborouably hgated; bat
Intl. Jete of smoke were beginuutg to rise up
fitmi under the gratings. A shori lime tougir
an It WoUkl have heeu a very ollTar.nl burden
that tlia braie factor -girl would nave had to
Carry biHue in br arms and 1 should never have
ken awakened again by Utile Helen's pattering
feit tin Ihe staiivaee, tir the sound of her voice
slotting In tbe garden. 'I took her out of the
midst of the burning nery furnace,' tbe girl said
to me wbeu I taw bar i 'and 1 think me Lord
must bavebven there wuh ber, as He was with
the thrte holy cluKlrvn whom yon lohl ui about
last Sunday from tbe Bible.'"
"Annt 'Kllice," Interrupted Charlotte, "I
should like to tee t ha' girl j 1 would go auy where
to see ber. I am certain aha u Just tbe start of
i sou 1 should like. 1 here Is nothing I wvuld
noi dn fur her."
".SoiMug!" raid Aunt Elllre in a tone of sur
prise. "W bat, Charlotte, would you nil on a
cbalr enverra with brown Holland, walk onllltle
squares of nil-cot h, and even eoiueiimtia wiite
jour feet before you louie In at the fruut door f"
"AD, Charlotte, you are caught 1" aaid amy.
"Now, I knew who the citl was the inaiant
Aunt Ulioe came to her in the story, it was
"Sarah I ()" said Cliartotte, with a ery
"llil Sarali come to Hie with you directly
after tt at H" askt-d Sidney.
"er soon af.cr. Helen nevor rested until
the bid prn-uaded me to take her to live hare;
and ibe l.iet request the made me, as she stood
in this room In her white bridal dress, all these
) ears ago, was, that I would be kind lo oarau,
and bear with ber faults for Melon's sake. Do
you wonder uow, Charlotte, that I care about
"Aunt Lllior," said Amy, after alt tin child
ren bad remained silent 'for a few minulea,
"there la one thing I want to ssv tojou. Of
coune, you knew mamma and L'ncle Waller
beat: but I can scarcely fancy thai they ever
Wrre the ton of chihlten you hate bem tleatrib-
l.ig; thai nianima, who was so gentle wheu wa
kiew ler, and an patient all that long lime when
h- was ill, could etr bave been self-wiLvd and I
domlniwrtngend that Uucle Walter, the mission- I
ary, wboui we ha e heard of to much, who hat !
doi.e so many self-dent lng things, and brated J
so many dangers.cuuld ever have been that bitjr, f
.n . ...... .-.Kiii.ij.ieriniDaiioacvoqa.r-
et. She aeeieledlo pulling oown Ihe orica wore;
fnm the otulng, and ran In first I there an
dreamy bo,londtr or talking than or doing, and opinion to bis own sttlsfsctlon, and exhausted out I tirey was away inai oay, ana uua
S euaiug Ins lime in reading story bvokias-HU I . bis powers of eloquence, be wlpod bit hot face ding, who has a very little more Idea of looking
"It U trne, however, my dear; and perhaps, aa
j ou are going bdoui mis noune, it may msaa it
mo n interacting lo ou to remeuiber tbat two
oi her children hate lived here, and struggled
with the same faults that you bave now to ngnt
agaloat, and sought and gained the help that it
a.readyforyuuaa It wa for them. 1 hey fought,
and you have seen how they conquered; and
now one Is wearing the crown. TeuUketu aoeak
figurative! , Cbaruitle. Now, there la a figura
tive wanare in whkii 1 abould very mucb Ue
to see you engaged; and you need not go far
not further than ) our own heart to find mon
ster, and tyrants enough for you to struggle
"Aunt ," aald Charlotte, "tell me one thing.
Do you think It possible fur me ever to be at gen
tle and patient as mamma was?"
"Or for me," aald my, "to conquer my lail
nesa, and get to be as nawtul, and practical, and
self-dent lng as Uncle Walter?"
"1 do, my dear children," said Annt Elllre,
gently; "lfyou fight your enemies under the
earn banner, you will beaureiuconquor. Shall
I give you a motto, Charlotte, as vou are fond
oi I ich thlnut ? 'ibe weapons of our waiftre
are not carnal, but nihility through Ud.' Mw,
I feel at if 1 bad talked as long as I oagnt lo uu,
and I hava ulven vou enouich to think about fur
oue night. You nad bettter all go down and)
neel not Cjuio up again. I bave asked Sarah to
belp me to undress to-nigbt, for I have a little
alo't 1 1 tell ber too."
"Mwanl," said Charlotte, as they went down
alal.e, "1 very much like Aunt Ellioe'a way of
la king annul nguraiive nnniing. iou see i
was not so very f wrong in wbat I said, though
. .' l.T-. .. .:..h. .. I, 'will-
i aid not pu
,t SaVa. ..UL thugnYt -til be .S
mysalfinalead of bor; and 1 shall not diwpelr of
having some day a struggle in a good cause with
a leal, live tyrant. In the mean time giro me
your Jacket to mend, and let me put a pioce of
. .. . .1 ..
naner on that bumn on vour beat."
vv bat was the subject of Mrs. Dike's story to
Sarah, the cbiidrau never found out, though
Charlotte irave ber aunt many broad bints about
ber curiosity on tbe subject i but twodays after,
to the aatonishraeat of tbe whole houae.the brown
Holland covers disappeared from the four chain ;
the squares of matting were taken from the dla
lng -room: and Sidney found, to his, Edward's,
and Charlottes great r lief, that he could walk
up and down stairs without being followed by
barab, with a little dust-pan and hsnd-brush In
band, to brush away the marks of kit crutches
eu the carpet.
n.owr.n-sRWrs ami thiti.k-iowii.
For tome time after Edward'a battle with
Wycombe, of which Charlotte bal had a blut
vvycomoe, oi wuicu vnaiiutt. uj imm mini
tt..in.c'. .. Litton in il.. aeiw.,1 wa. r tniu-ii
ImnrotaiL 1 he affair had come to Lvon'a ears.
andha had bestowed creat praise on tbe little
town boy 'a pluck, and shown mure Interest tban
ba had ever before been known to take in the '
concerns of a town boy. He askod Wycombe,
before a Urge circle of his retainers, whether lie
did or did not know tbat tbe Urevs were his
friends, and further increased bis dlsoomtlture by
rirmlucing. on tbe only vacant place In tht
school wall, a new and striking caricature, In
which Wycomlie was represented welgUng out
a S . a a asa. a .a s
meat In bis father's shon. while a bov with a '
hatchet was about to cut off but hand, belnutun- I
posed to mistake It r a piece or raw meat, or
course, tuch wit as this could not be wltbout its
effrct on public opinion. The tide of favor for a
time set in against Wycombe ; and, instead of
Its being a favorite Joke among tba stupidest of
Ibe town bm t to ask Sidney after bU dog Toby.
........ . a.
tl ry amused themselves by catling out Butcher
whenever they were beyond the reach of Wy- (
combe I arm, ami uy pretenuing, wnen ue wat
nut looking, tu turn away in disgust, and dli- i
like to touch an thing that pastud through bit
knln.v waa alinnt the only one in the echnni
who did not applaud the caricature, or adopt th I "I mean tbat it II one Ihlng to do at we ex- toaak lllinbnut my atupidiry, and my not un-nlck-name.
lie waa even beard to reprove nect ounelvet, and perhaps, quite another to do I dertlandiiig mv letsons. and that? Vo vou
I Dudding for using it; aud when Collins asked
I lnm Idaimlnlon of the caricature as a work of
art, though Lyon was standing by, looking
esL-erand red. as be always did whenever any of
his productions werecunvasseil, be actually bed
the lngratitudn,orthe truthfulness, to say that
be dkl not see any psrllculsr wit In laughing at
a boy because bis father happened to keep a
thop, and that he did not think the likeness
nearly to striking aa every one else said it w as,
Lyou cut liens to pieces while the discussion
went on, and said, l'shaw ! Of course, It was
bad ly done a thing dashed off in a mlr. ute. Of
Course he made no pretensions to draw aa well
as Grey did. Why did Collins always make a
fuss? and Collins winked mysteriously at bit
friends, and whispered aliout fools whucoult
nut keep friends wnen tliey had made Ibem, and
courtiers wbo always stroked the Liun't mane
the wrong way.
It would take up too much time lo relate as
minutely ai w e have hitherto done the events of
the next few weekt; bow Amy came down too I
early for breakfast every day for a week after I
her aunt'a etorv, tben fell back again Into old
habits, and had many rise and fills before she
began steadily lo Improto; now mariouo uit
ber tongue several timet In trying to repress
pert answers to Sarah bow Sidney was con- i
Italitly getting neaily to tho top if hit classes. I
and then msklnir tome unnecessary remark, am!
beiog sent to the bottom for talking; and how
bit ard, aa toon as he wat relieved from his reut
anxiety for Sidney, Jntented a pet grievance to
talk to Charlotte about. We prefer giving our
readers tn idea of Sidney't life at school, and the
characters of tome of hi new companions, by
recording tbe history of a certain bright, breeiy,
autumn day, when tbt sir wss full (it one sees
it on such dtvt) of little winged seeds, which
the wind carried and lodged each In tbe best
place for litlngtng the fruit, be It weed or flower,
lo perfection and w lien certain other teedawtr
floating about ton, not visible to tb eye, but at
certain as any barbed and winged teed of I ham
all to find fit soil, and to bring forth tb fruit
folded within it. Such seed art sown every
day. Words are th seeds, 'and tht anils on
which thev fall ate peopk'a hearts. W general
lv heed them as little a we do th floating
thistle-down; but w ar going to mark on or
" """'" JV7 ' ,wi "v" ' """
In i ttvurihed.
ike dinner is lust over, a. "z . -.
finding Out Into tbe playgrot. 'nJ behind I
Uuaa. Ibev kn. am a.riu.1 let to tbi
Id the Imt s are
vet to I heir
mi.... tk.. .. . i. ..ii. ...im.1 i. . ittlecToutia.
a basiling each other in the doww. V' raer
voloeeriae higher aid higher It It tht.' our la
tliedty when the word needs are fljlii." M
the most plentifully. From a group of I"""
achenUai; s rise ominous sounds of tliscon "n1,
Hvjtentbe's voire la heard loud alwva the olh ,r"i
and Ksne subject of common Interest seems
hat e rawn the circle together, for all are listen- '
"I told you soma one sneaks," Wycombe is
saying "I tell you 1 am certain or It. Id
Folly could not know wbat we do In lha town
onhss some ine told him. Martin see us in
deed! Martin is aa bllud as a beltlo. No, not
don tell" .
"I don't think any one dare sneak," said one
of Ibe bystanders. "I.) on would not trouble
liltntelf to tell Isles of u, and the others dare
"(know someone who dares ; some one who
Is a favorite; some tine wIhi Is always poking
alxsil some one I bate," said the orator, rising
in eloquence and indi. nation as he went on. i
"Ihiyou mean Sidney Ureyf" said one and
art.tl.eri "but that'a not a bit likely. He It
lame ; be conld not follow us a'wut ; and, be
sides, be was at home ill the dav II hatqiened."
"Oh! don't tell me," said Uycomhe; "can't
neoi.le sham beuur ill 1 Can't rmonle bldn In
houses, and ieep out at windows r Is not Hul-
ding's house close to the anple-womnn's stall f
. - . ...
la not (Irer always imlne there and is It not
a likely aa tint that ho was 1. Hiking out of a i
window, and saw us when we knocked the stall
oierand helped oursehes to the apples?"
"I say, I say, 1 say," cried a little lioy, eager
lo throw In his mile tsf information "this morn
ing 1 aw Sidney Urer speaking to the apple
w oman, and I billet e he gat e her a shilling.'
"There now, did not I tell jouf" cried Wy
combe, enchanted with such a decided pioce of
evidence. "There's a fellow for you I there's a
ineakl tiels the whole story ou. of tho apple
a ouiau, and comes straight o(T here, and tells
"But the Doctor knew last night," objected
tome provokinglv reasonable t
"Oh I don't tell me," said W
is the use of talking T We are alt to be caned on
Ihnnnlny; and we hate been spied upon and '
leil-taled about ; and I say Ibat the spy and tbe
tell-tale Is SMney Ureyi coutrailict me If you
fluttherlsk of contradicting Wycomlie was
what no one liked; so, having proved hit
with bis handkerchief, and sauntered down tbe
plat ground In search of some little boy to lesae ;
and tbe others dispersed, oach with a seed of
suspicion and dislike sown In bis mind, and each
..ilnif lAlilmMlf "Wall In hn inM im ll.vee
kiiowsthe truth about any one. Who would '
bare thought of Sidney Grey turning out a spy
and a tell-tale?"
In . fitil.t.r tiart rtf Ilia idai ireoiind I.von wa a
walking alowly beside biuW, reacting to him as
.ery nf verses, which he himself considered to
be "not so very td," and which his friends
Collins, "Foster, and Harding had pruneuncad to
be tf awniaff. bldne) 'a prslte w as more dlscrlml-
listing, and Lyon a-ued it. accordingly. Aa he
linisnru nia iar anu oeei line ue looteu up lor
applause ; but be bad the mortification to see
that Sidney waa not attending he was listening I
t tome nol. tbat came from a crowd of smsll
boy at the bottom of the playground.
"Hark I" he tald: "there Is tome on crying
"Oh! neter mind," laid Lyon; "it is only
Ihe ususl row that goes on whenever the cake
woman comes, i anouui nave tnougni you
would be used to It after being here six weekt. '
It's only Wycombe, and King, and half-a-dozen
more, amnsing themselves by lev) lng buck
matt bull vlng the little fellows out of half their
totlee arid fruit. Sometimes one or two, Willi a
little more pluck than the rest, refuse to pay
oulallv. and then there Is a row." ,
"Ljon," said Sidney, with sudden flash of ,
Indignation in his gentle eyes, "I would not be I
'""Fou would not be met" cried Lyon . and be '
atoppe.1 short, for a ludden comparliin between
rSSR. Sra.iihTl."1 rl E-rK .d
r?l'nyi o'i'".''t " ! '" ""u
i.i-. --il . . .. " . .r ' :
rritrrt tbe ttreat be bad Uid on the pronoun
...--.--. -.. - .... .- ,-. .- .
"No," said Sidney, firmly; "i would not b
vou, the strongest and most influentUt person
uere, wuere an aorta ui lujuniiw auu oiiuivaaiou
are allowed to iro on. I should be afraid.
"Afraid 1" said Lyon, catching first at the of
fensive word. "Vt ell, li
I'm afraid of nothlne."
Ihen, after a moment a thnnght, he added, "Hut
1 don t see wht you should tie afraid. I should
hat a thought ihe fear ould be tbe other way.
Do you mean you should be afraid of wbat Dr.
Wise would think of you?"
"So," aaid Sidney; and then be waa silent for
a minute. It required an effort to say what was
in his mind, for this was the first time tbat he bad
e er spoken In public the name that waa In all bis
thoughts. "I was not thinking of Dr. Wise. I
meant I should be afraid of what God would think
of me wben lie ttw me tolerating what he
"Well," said Lyon, after be had stood still for
tome minntes. knocking the fallen leave about
with a hickory stick he bad In his band, "after
- " ....... .. - --.
all I don t see what vou mean by s
saying inai 10
me. am not a tyrant or a bully. I never do
aiiyiiuug uujua. ; at wmi, uvt uiuvne a in in
very great passion ; anu every now ana men,
when I've time to attend to It, I Interfere and
give some of those fellows a tbrasning to keep
tbem within bounds. Iiutir t were to tie aiwaya
troubling myself abent every tittle whining fel
low who can't take care of himself and Jhrht bit
own battles, I should have no peace 1 should be
making myself every one's servant.'
"Vou wouhl be making youraelf what they all
a II ... &r. .. f Ua t aal.l 4. t.lwaaaw alenllieai
call you, A Lion," tald bidney.
"Greatest of all, you know, and servant
"I don't know Indeed," tald Lyon. "That'a
not my Idea of being king, I can toll you; and at
fir Ihe rest, 1 acknowledge tbat the school Is In
bail Hate, and, at 1 am head-nioiltor, I tup- (
pose I ought to uo aomcimng to improve ii i out
hone town boys are auch a tet of vulgar fellows,
and it Is so disagreeable to b mixed np with
besides. I declare that I do at much aa
any ono has a right lo expect."
"That depends on wbat you mean bypny ont,"
iillhii Ja .,, m..n t.w ih.l si ..L..1 T..n.
u God expects us,
. vr. .... i.
. Tou t4k, u M aerloua'y," tald Lyon In a
tligbtiy oneioea tone; "and, arter an, you aoni ,
w bat good you w 111 do w ben ) ou are bead-moni
"A new broom." said Lvon. contemptuously ;
and then, changing hit tone, lie added,
ously advise you not to Interfere ; you
v ourself harm, and no one else any Rood.
were to go up this minute to nycumbe, and
S'ak to blm about bit practices, be wuuld an.
awer you by knocking ou down, and tbe mean
aplritmi little fellows you liad been trying to de
fend, would Uugh at you ayou got up, to curry
favor with him. I know tbem well enough.
Tbat It Just til tho goo-1 vou would do."
"I would do It evau If I were aura that wore
"Then you would be a fool," said Lyon, hasti
ly, as If to put a itop to a con versa' Ion that was
beginning to be painful to blm. "Well, If you
are not lit a humor to read any mote, I may at
w 'jr.' ,
eu go. uoinniasia rosier are waiting tor me
here vou are Lvon." laid Collins, as th
King sauntered up after bat lng watched Sidney'
progress across ine piavgrouna uu ns wa join
ed by Dudding aud fcdwerd ; "here you are. I
am glad to see tbat you bov left Grey to take
care of himself this one afternoon, Vou bay
qulr cut nt Utely. Footer and I and Harding
were Just aaylng now what a pity It wat j but
somehow or other, you or not naif the fellow
"Oh, Indeed I thank yon," laid Lyon, la a
dry, hart tone, which wu Just what Oollina
hoped to hear,
"We were saying wbat a pity It w'j," Colli M
went on, "for you know you are, la reality, th
Jollieet fellow and It la a thousand pltlet to ao
you moping al-A-ay with a riJr tap hka
"Caotr. fellow go with whom ho chooses?"
aU l.yon, "Can't yon Ut m alone ?"
"No, because wa can't do anything without
you; and yon know that vary well. We were
Voc'alng for you Jost now to settle about Ibat
Vita the trick, you know, tbat you rtvmUed to
$Uy off on vM Martin,''
tor, as you wm ua toon, wnen you nave ien in.,
..Ll... Vt. r.it.Mlln. that It. ean't anawer." I'1
"I can't do what you could," said Sidney ( V!
"but 1 snail try ami ao somemiog. -
"I del not promise " said Lyon; "I only said
"Well, and of course y em Ilka) we all like,"
' aald Harding.
"Except drer," saM Potter I "and be sat as
f;lum as possible while Lyon waa talking about
t wou d not laoiih even. For my part, I think
it Is a great pine of imiMrtinerxwrW a fellow, a
' new fellow, a fellow who lives In the town, to
set np In have different Ideaa about right and
wrong, and that sort of thing, from what wa
I W hat surprlaea ma abnt.t flrey," said Col
lins, with a wink across at Foster, "la. that ha
i, i so ungrateful to Lyon, and actually seems to
lm k down uimn blm."
Ungrateful! ImVsdown npnn nW What
jj,,, u nieanf" said Ljon, sharply.
roll ' oa d'm', th to see l," Collins con
tinued, ' TrrJ '"ndy le dna It Is as plain aa
IKS-lble). Dora not be often take noon himself to
ook grave at your Vkea ? and did not he find
fault wl'b ,ot" caricvlure ? and did not he say,
only jeslero ,,ht half tbe lines In jour poem
were ton shor . ...
"Well, they are short " said I.voru
"It bt not ver T " "lend tu be the first to
point It out, I iV'nV tald Ctilhus; "but, af.er
all. It Is blsgenen way of lalklug-a sort i.f
thing oue csn'lexp.s. Hesaldaomethina-.tno,
one dav, sliout vur not bein ijnlte a geutte
man, or aomethlrg nf tbat sort. "
"Whom did he aav It l ?" aVed I.vwi. with
tie true lion- like daub L nla ii.rk eyea, whi
It was Colllns's great ant. isement to call forth,
tie true lion- like tlanh L bla dark eye, which
"Oh! to lludiliml ur SK.Keone,
TMiaw !" aald l.yon tut " away
"11 ua send fur llrav to i wavier for himself.
said a irood-natured bm . oall. l ilson. "Ibere
:.. .....atil. ,... a .
lie is i i saw nun pass a miuu "v mm mm-
".fray don't disturb blm," sai J Collins. "lie
la murli better emplnt ed In com fitting bis dear
friend after the scrape he got ln'o thin morning,
Ton have heard, have not vou. what a row there
wee before dinner In the lower actio ol ? rJy-the
by, Lvrn, wbat a fine tale Uuddi.ig must be
telling about you Just now to Orey f "
"What hate I to do with Uuddiiir. re bit stu
pid scrapes, er anything that is said sir done In
the lower rchool, I should like lo knew?" said
-y.""-. ............ .... ,.-,,.
"W hy, don't you remember, two nusmmgg
ago, wheu Dudding could not real his vesew In
the chapter at prajers, and spelt a weed five
times over, and called out Je-o-nardy, and ioe
told blm to look out ihe word In a promiundnej
dictionary, and bring him the meaning writt en
"lT as near anoui loe row, saiu tv uvn.
in a dictionary than a cow, came to L)on tc
help him, aud Lyon told blui a cram that no
one but DuJding could ioasibiy bave believed
that Je-o-nardv was a man a name, and that
he waa Emperor of tlmbuetoo, In nsla Minor, i
and son of Ueopatra and Alfred the Great, an
that be drove round tbe world In a chariot drawn
by eight cream -colored hortea, aod two ila'eaful
more oiwonuo'iui ruoouu, an wnicu iiwumn
cooled out In hU great, round hand, and handel
It up lo the Loctor ibis morning when he came
loto the lower school. The t octor thought It a
trick on him. and little 1'ncket sav a be teus mad
Dudding get a caning, and over se mucb ureek
Testament to learn by heart, and I don't know
..ii .1.-11 ! iu. " ..,it i tt.'
"But I told yon, Collins, said Lyon, lookt ig
annoyed, whieavery one iclse lajghed, I told
vou that the loke was not lo iro too far. and vou
I promised to get tbe piper from wuilling, and
not let him make a fool ut biniaelf with il to tbe
"Oh I did I ? t forgot," said Collins. " On
can't be alwat thinking of Luddingi besides,
you useanottotronbieyourseir.auoui iitoxiinga
ctnlngs. He is alwaya making a fjol of himself
one wav or another. v hat does it tlirnify. nn
less, Indeed, vou are afraid ofa sermon from Sid
ney Orey? tan Amburgh would be a good name
for him, as he aeta np to be a lion-tamer."
"Do hold your tongue, Collins," laid Lyon.
" ben you begin to try to be witty II U more
tlian auy one can stand, sou are alwaya harping
on oneetring. If we are to play at hockey Ut
j5fl. fStVLi hIs'V'thJ'to'Jral rflb.
"" ooe' l Bd hit t the coarse of the
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aal.l l.vnn. nelllalilv.
Sidney't definition ef
" would keep rocu'rrlng to his mind, and the
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refleetiont It bronebt with tt were trenblesome,
The flower-seed baa fallen into good ground,
though the weeds tprioglog up all round are ,
doing their best to choke It.
"I'm tuch a fool, yon see," tald Dudding ta
Sidney, who waa tlitUg by him In tbe deserted
school-room, bearing him repeat bis imposition
for the twentieth time ; "you tee I'm iseu a
fool." And Dudding folded hit arms on the desk
and laid hb head dUeontoUuly down upon
"You bay conquered il now," laid Sidney,
encouragingly, "lou kuow it quit perfectly, I
"Ob I never mind It'i not that," aald Dad.1
Ing, In a choked voice,
"What U It, then ?" tald Sidney, gently.
"Why, vou icr, I am, I really am, such a
fool. i Dr Wise aald to this morning, and Lyon
aaya to, and Collins say t to. W buu 1 lay any
thing the fellowi laugh; and when I sit tlul,
and dou't apeak, they stare. Tou don't know
what It Is, Sidney Orey, to be like me. Peonln
titty you fur IwiogJani ; and they never thiuk
I o much worse It la to be a fool to feel differ-
t f om other people."
"Aa to being different from other people, I
feel that too," aaid Sklney.
' But In aucb jLilifferent way. Would rot I
cbsnge with vu7 Would not I be lame, or ill,
Or anything but such a roni r
" 1'eopie ol
I often make mlstaketi.whenlhe
o'berpeopefools'saMbidneyn and yet fhere't
acm hing els I tbould lik to lay to you ; you
woit make aioko of It, I know.'
..iatT I a . . It t I lit ..I I f..
' Make a lot I ?
At If I could!" told Dud-
Well, tben, It U only this t you know
morning of the verses vou hate Ut saving.
i verses jou net us-i
don't you ? ' If ear man lack wisdom,' you
know now It goea on." I
' But tbat doe not mean wisdom to learn lea. I
tons and understand things at aohool," tali.
Dudding. " It meant something about being
religious, and Retting to heaven, and that sort
of tbtiig. '
" Doe It ?" tald Sidney i " I always thought
It meant exactly wbat it tald."
li 1. ...... .1.I..L .t..n II ..M rV...l.Un.- ...mm.
-- s yui .tint., iudii. mm .....'.k, wt-i-
ly, raining his head, " that il would do any good
. I 111 . -I.....S . .S... I.IIsm aa.l nail n.tl nn.
lum. ii. ,.." w- . - -- -,--
see what It sajs," says Sidney t
,OIv-tn l0 ,, mta liberally.'' It can't be
1 1,. i lm would refuse ta elte it lust to vou."
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"Hhv. noi 1 UUnk nut." said uud'iuur.
iwly. And be began to outlect bis books and
em awav In silence,
seed hail sunk deep Into the around, and
many years after it wat bearing fruit.
j. on wf. that It ep)iearad for a lime to have
cmked their growing frieidshlp. Lyon took I
very little, notice of bidney fur a day or two, and
Hie nrst result UI oyuney a piaiu ioaaiiiK so
very little nolle or omncyior a uay or two, anu
Initead of seeking blm out on every occasion, as
be bad Utelv been accustomed to, b kept out of
his way, and behaved as nearly aa pov,.U; at If i
there wot to tucb person in tbe tchoo',
Vi .ir and ftilllni. who had tbeir own tirlvat
reasons for w tolling trf lessen Sidney't Influence
In tb school, saw this with pleasure, and flat-
, tered themselves that, for th future, Lyon
would pay no mor atleniloa to bis laying and
ilolnic than to those of any other town boy.
Ibis comfortable belief. Fetter left tb tchool tar
a furtnlght'i visit, bit on his return bo was
greeted with newt that showed htm that In. hb
absence arson bad taken a oiserent turn.
CoUlatdrew him aald,bfor b had wall got
Into tb pUy ground, to Inform, hlru thai a great
deal had happened w blU ha had been away. In
lb tlrst place, ther had bcerr a row between
the hoarder! and th town boy.
"Ant thing new I" asked Foster.
"Tea, ftometblug Try new not what you'll
like te bear at all. The nnaml beiton with bid
ney Urey. Lyon and Grey are greater frit nd
than vr in conseiiuece of It ; and there will
be no use la your sayiog arr thing againat It.
You must know in tbe tint plaot, that Urey bat
got to tbe top of lb first form, and beta nuda
'Not a vary likely thing to bring blm lota
favor with I.) on, one would hat a thought," laid
"One would have thought not) especially a
be interfere much more than any other tver
dhl. For a day or two, Lyon aald nothing, ad
teemed to take no notice; not evtn when Grey had
tb Impudence to tend hit nun nn with vrai
others, fur talking at prtyert, and IavUg book
about. Every one said Orey woold gal hlsnaej
Into lerlout trouble ; and at last b did. On
Saturday afternoon, li interfiled. bov., foine.
thing tbat King and Wycombe war taring or
deliK to little I'rtcket, ajd.af Cflwrse, Aar
would not ba tailed toeceount byhbn. there
was : a great row down In Ua cricket field.' I
dot. I know exactly what happened, for Idli
notwme.ptlllll was nearly overi btlt f be-
Orey In the pond at the bottom of tbe fleM i
and Just as they were doing It, Lyon came up.
and was ttemendnutry angry about It: n ravi
Wycombe tuck a thrashing as be never had be
fore In his life. Wycombe baa been aa area-,
fallen aa possible aver since, and scarcely dan
Stk above a whUper ta Lyen't hearing."
"1 here's nothing new In that," tatd Foster j
"there bat been a aaarral between Lvea axi
v)c nthe everv half-year since I came, and
Vvtrimhe la alwsysout down for a time ; bat
Ljon I Ires directly of opposing him, and he al
wst s i lips lisck Into hit old place In the and."
" Yes i but the new thing is. that tbia time)
I.tun sat a be Is determined I hat be shall not
s'lphack He baa given rmt thafse meant tw
put down all bullying. Wilson, and Stsoley,
and seeral more, have Joined blm. Tbey np
bolfi dray In all hit plans, and between theut
ther ar quire altering the school."
"What are jon going to do" sail roster,
". hfl don't know," answered Collins "swhat
with the tkle, tutqaiae One wnvjld not goagautt
l.t on. I have always liked him better than any
other fellow In the school, and I've said, over
and over again, that j enmbe and King want
ed putting down only, If Lyon did not think It
neee-rv loutierhiie, why should any one else r
it is ui me, inough," raui
Vn.1... I'W. .11
know what i.von IS Vl hen hw take, nn with mv
. --.ai. ..-i. .... t . . . ' .-
i one, ann u ue n to loiiow oinney iirey in every
I thing there will be no peace for any one."
"No mere cribbing from &y to Ltbs for you,
rou nean, or copying your veraee ever Lyme
shoulder, and your translatl-ma from nis euokt.
oy-tne-oya, i neard urey giving tbat at a rea
son to Lion for not learmg bis exercise hooka
eioat throwing abont," saM iklllns.
"How spiteful ! at If It mattered lo him,'
"He aald, only fancy-, that It was temptlnc
ye-s to di.honraty. Vou wilt bava to turn over
a new leaf, and ie your worst yourself, unlet
you two get ronnd Grey, and pert a vie biro to
grow as bdnd as otker monitors have dona. Yeta
will keve to lie dti) with him new."
"Mense whatever. He U Just aa obatlaata
and unreasonable abewt things be ha taken Into
bis bears aa possible I gave blm ahint ooeday,
when Marl in had trusted him wllb the key e
Ins de-lc, and I wanted desperately to get hold of
the Key tw Fills for on minute, an he looked
enough to-wiake a fellow"
"Ashamed of himself," tald Collin, gravely.
'fler all. It It a tirsne-e thlnir. Her is a -nor.
sickly fellow, that any one In the school otuler
knot down with hi. fiegvr; and to hear at talk.
one wouiu tnina we were aii acraia luaa, ear
tux hill rumcuLTr.
"Amy." said Charlotte, one momlna. aa sbav
eme down to breakfast, "here's the key ef
Auvit hlllce'i olnort. I found It on the aheif; nn-
I der tbe waau-had stand, In tbe boys
Sarah tavt the dm-lres yen will alwayt bring tt
Uck , & , y, jiUe. u, yi, doJ t,,
l any thing out for Auut Elliot. She wanted
P.. vt.". i. -i.i .i i..u .
,t hoJT anj , hJwhlle you were out."
i -Mm vou, - aars rwwara.
said Charlotte, resolutely, bat color
tneaa that she told in lo to it, and X
"an Instanoe," said Amy, negligently pettinf
the key down upon tbe table, "of tbe troatato
I tuple give themselves by over particularity."
''Of the trouble people give other people, by
I want of particularity, jtju mean," aald Edward.
I "Ko," aald Amy; ''I mean that Sarah glvett
liertekf aavl every i ne els trouble by berparticu-.
Urity about looking and unlocking tbat doaat.
1 can't tell t on tbe quantity of tlm I lot every
day In looking for that key ; and what U lbut
of it ? hh does not snppo, I hop, that ww
would any of ua, steal Aunt Kllke't orangee and
applet and bUaulla."
"I tbould hop not," aald Sidney and Idward
lor once Charlotte had nothing to say; tho
looked down on tbe ground, and seemed absorbed
In fitting ber foot Into a triangU In tb pattern
or the carpet,
"I baling apples used not to be called tteaUnC
t hum, "aaid Frank, In rather a sulky vote.
"But I tippo,"' aaid Edward, 'It le not ne
cessary to think for half an hour to find oat that
gathering apple with papa's leav In OUT Owa
orchard, la a very dlrnSrant thing from taking op
pies without leave from Aunt KUice'a closet.
f'raok helped himself t a piec of bteod ants
butter while Edward wot speaking, and apprd
to give bU wboU attention to bU breakfast, and
Edward returned to hit Latin grenuear which h
bad the unsociable habit of learning at braikfitt
tlmet and to the converaation dropped. Amy
left tbe key behind her, under tb edge of that
tray, when th got up from th breakxast-UhU
but Charlotte followed has to th door of tbroon
with it, ai 4 put tt In her hand. "If it doe not
troubl you very moh, Amy," lb tald, "I eer
talnly do wish you would take a Urtle mot ear
It duet trouble ma very much," aald Amy,
with a resigned air, "Basulv with to many lit
tle things alwayi t think of, I am almost haraaf
ed to death."
"How I do dislike Amy wben the puUon that
fin lady tlr. and talks of being haraseed," said
Klward, looking up, at his lister left tb room.
"You and I, Sidney, had better make hasU and
set off for school ; there U a ttrong ast wind
b ow lng tlu-oughth house, this mornbig., Char
lotte, your fac bt turning bla w anaU harts
you la king ( f being harass! next."
"I shan't talk about It to von at all vanta,'
aald Char let t, ongrUy. "WhaUver troobU tmr
and I may bve however many dbttgrtsatift)
thing w may b obliged to do you never care,
von never do a alogU thing to help. Just Ilka
"Just Ilk girls t they never can do th least
thing without grumbling and talking about
"When did I ver grumble or talk about any
thing I dkl for you, I should Like to know?" aaid
"And when did I give yon or Amy unnacee
ry trouble, I should Uke to know?" told Ed
word. "Have yon forgotten th waInut-abIUyttt
day. after dinner?" cried Cuarlott.
'"No," aald Edward, "nor all your ecc4dlnt foe
having to pick them up."
A loud nols of aomethlng falling on th etaira
cut short Charlotu't angry anawer. She) and,
l'jlw ard both ran to tee If anvthlns waa th nut-
tar, and found Sidney titling en the bottom el op.
with a heap of bookt and tools, which b
ovtui vsirjuib;. avatteretl rvuou mm. rv oo
Charlotte's xcUmtlnt would Ut him speak, bt)
c fataed to having failed dews, and hart him
telf a Utile.
"No wonder J"
vou go tolling up
nej of books ? '
groaned Chorlott. "WhrwDt
and down itairi with, tacbt
nww uwiir imjam uut yuura, aacBer.
Surely you tnlght hay let Edward carry np hi
'Thlngt accnmulat lo If no on coUeoti t
aald Sidney, deprecallngly, "and 1 reellr era'
have carried tbem very well If 1 bod coo
Haadlly j Via 1 trUd lo tun book whtar 1 bad.
eat up a ftw itepe, bacaus I thnogbt I award".
I "La quarralllag," told Charlotte. "Ill tH
I you whit, Sklney; I hava lometlme wtahad
alno w come here, that you would go away
aomewnere out or ear bearing, tbat w might ail
qtarrel with each other la peaioa, aad b 1U Urn
pered and duuurreeabl without having yoo t'
look torry, and make on repent th mlnuU af
ter." "Ther hat been pUniy of quarraBlng; aavl
being iUsagrobl b spit of Sidney1 binc j
ber, Utely," told Edward gruffly ; "quit
nough, 1 think." ".
"Wt wen all roing on ao happily, a thort'f
tlm ago.'' aald Sidney, "Just after Aunt SUUsj
told ut tbat itonr." , a .
"All th good hat gone agnow,1' aald
Charlotu ; "and yet I am tmre,lf Edward would
net be ao xc lively" ,. ,
"Com. 'now, 6U)n't.bgl'J again," laid Id
"Btaklea. It U MaoetVtama. aald fltdaavr. tl '
tlngnpwlthdiSUtdtyi.'-wainaatea.'s . -.
3g upwlthuMttclty,"wamttt-o." .
of tnmblba- dowil itabt with my toola,"!
Kdward. - 3
"And I with th book." aald'Cbarlett f
knowi ought to hav t""" wtl If
"It wlUT quit wortli tumbling Jl "-
yuf do," told 6ldn.y. "Ic wWj jV
number of dtsf-te we hay .v-r f2lt52!ji3a;
who should, and wbl aJbeakt awpa'iwjw-jw
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