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rpa* wd% or U'hley moors.
T 4LICE CAET.
! ? you of t wen b*r rc.EC J E <JEJ,
lnsef out of hsr door,
La cog eeO iook.'u* lax EWEf?
Bk? wife of Lemiey Moore V
lb* teETi* of the roof '.roe. thick End firm,
Trewib:n>t icons* End through.
A?4 Iiuni bit us with oecks atroisueE Bum,
As it Ifcey bkUEod too V
|*vr yon cot "*rn the sir s hnsfa,
Act tor tier ?'i>h *er frewe,
And the s^a'rrel utile in b? tuwel bncb
Asb-meu <u cis ciums;
8rr timid c lancer e!1 slert.
As if her pence wek gene,
And btr s *p U*bt ? she f-cred to hurt
The gram nhotrod upnoT
sec you no' heard her \nieou t.ghs
lent 'cached to oiLer yesrs, i
AndSf.s the ugh' cr her *weot, sweet eyes
is >'B* cot It tears!
T"err ?Edy! when Et midnight dark
Jho 1-ai. wstob boom nm drum,
gLt ,orch co cm're ui her bod, tc hari
for ioet U-'ci do oot come.
Ik bHer ?ie thorny arms all wide
flaa throws Errors ber door,
i.' -.j* ncsid eit,M where lived and dod
hire wiie of I<oai!?y Mooro.
G GK SHOWER,*
on
TCE NORTH SKA ROVER.
A STUXY dl' THY COAfll AND WJT5K3 OF OLD
INULlKO.
IT SYLVAW'8 COM, J*.
CHAPTER I.
A N ADVINTtTKl.
n ?u just after noon, on a clear, calm day in early
Jure. tbat a Newcastle brig, from the Thames,
bare to cfl the coast of Yorkshire, betweeu Sear
borough ami Robin Hood's Bay. A boat was lower- ,
?d. and when the oarsmen had taken their seau, ,
wo passengers entered, and were rowed to the
ahore As soon as the latter were landed the boat '
returned, and the vessel tilled away and stood on
her coarse.
Between the appearance of the two men who had
than gamed a footing n]>on the soil of old England i
there was a striking contrast. The tirst was a youth
wot over tlirei-and twenty, tall and well proportion- j
?d, with features of marked intelligence and manly j
beauty, a keen, full gray eye, and a mass of line, '
glossy hair, which bung in h,ht browa curia about
hi* neck and temples. His skin was quite dark,
having been bronzed by long and constant exposure
to the storm and sunshine: but its texture was pure
ai d firm, and even delicate in its healthy tints. His
garb was a sort of undress naval uniform, half way
between tbat of an officer and a common sailor. He
wore the ordinary blue jacket and trowaers, but the
wmter.al was finer than nsnal. His bnff vest, however,
was graci d with officers' bnttoas, and he wore
ma ofucers' sw<_rd. His cap, which was of bloc
cloth, also bore the "button." He stepped lightly,
like one who is confident of his own strength, and
yet there Was a grace and reserve iu his bearing
which betrayed no bravado or self-consequence.
The se ond was an old man, who had certainly
seen "threescore years. He was sli"rt in stature,
barely reaching to his companion's shoulder, and not
very "large in frame; but what frame be did have
coiop&it and solid, and knit together with
.n ninim ilia nature* were bronzed. ..nd
ecaired. and bony, seeming to have Vecoiu?- b:o <1
i substance aa well ae in color. In fa t., hr locked
nmething like a marine petrifaction, hi* whole
eysteni having been thoroughly hardened by long
years of kneading, baking a.nl uiying in storm and
(ua and wind. His hair was of a course, grizzled
ffwy, and *t?iod out from under the broad brim of
hi* tarpaulin hat, like the well-worn *tub3 of u frosty
scrubbing broom. But he had a genial, generous
look, and the light of hH sharp, haze! eye was clear j
and bright. He was dressed in an ordinary sea- j
man's g^rb, and wore a stout cutler ban ging upon
hi? left hip.
"Well. Julian,'' aaid the old nan. in atone which |
was deep, lull and grim, "would ye know this
place, eh:''
"Yea, Mark," returned the youth, gflng about
kin; "1 think there are sce?M* here which I reed- |
lect, though 1 am sadly at tault in tne matter of
distance*. 1 remember this lauding plate very
well, fir it was here yon used to bring me to sail in
j?ur boat. Isn't it so?''
"Yea. You're right, Julian."
' And 1 remember that high hill, with the old ruin
an it; but it seemed to me ai though it were mauy
lie* away."
"O. no, inc boy. It's only a couple o' rui e.or so."
"I see it's not, now. But yet. Murk, the place
<r?ks fumiliar. I should have known it if I bad been
mil down here alone, with no one to guide me."
"And d'ye think ye couid tind her way up to the
Id tot?"
"Let's see. Yes. There's the path, yonder."
"No. ao. Julian," said the old man, with a smile
and a shake of t hejheud. "Ye're wrong there, inc
bt'l. That'* the path that lew Li to Woldhili Hall,
where the ?url o btanbury lives. This is our path,
ff here."
"1 sec, now." returned the other.
"Then we II ot.ive uucau. p>iruucu im?, iur we
may be expected."
A sudden diuiti, as of anxiotu hope, sufTised the
yuiiTh s tair features, and. without speaking,he started
m,
The point wL? re they had landed was within a
nnail Cove. funked n either baud by r.igged rocks,
bat with a piece of level twarh at Hit- Inner extremity.
To tin right stretched away a high, steep hill,
crowned with the ruins oi jine old leudul structure;
to the left amsc another hill, b it not so hign as the
first, ami sweeping away to a far greater distau 'c ;
while directlv ahead was a thick wood, which hid
the country iieyotid. It wis through this wmd that
the path led which the two men t;ok.
"Julian," spoke the old man, turning towards his
omtianion.aiid snrveyiug him from head to foot
with a look of pride and loudness, "d'ye think ye ll
know yer mother?''
"Know her?" repeated Julian, suddenly "topping,
and then moving on again. "I mould know her
were 1 to meet her in any part of tins world. Ah,
If hi k ?a face like hers cannot change as some facet
change, nor can a love like mine forget. My
another!?oh, what mun'u there is In toon* two
Words! Hut?do you think she will km>W me?"
"Yes." said the old sailor, agi n surveying him.
"I think the will lVnt ye an n't the same Julian
(flendower 'at took away Iro n England fifteen
year* ago. Ye've gr^wed *in?e then, though there a
the same look upon yer face, and yer eye's got the
name Is-am in' light. Yea 1 think she il know ye,
Julian.''
"I hope she will." returned th? youth. "She certainly
will," ne added, "if we meet licr together; for
Mark Warr*nt?n has not altered, and if she knows
b in she will know me."
"True. I can't have altered much," said Murk,
holding up hi* hard crusted hands, and surveying
them as though tUy weie a type of the whole body.
"At five and forty 1 was a t >ugh old fi*h, an' I
aren't anything else now.at sixty. Splinter my dd
timbers, Julian, it don't seem nat r*I to think at I'm
threescore. lfoe* it seem so to yon?"
' It makes bat lit'le dlfli rence bow many yetrs
yon base lived, Mark." the youth repl ed. "You are
** .t. it .i d tirio. ,r d as brave and generous as ever.
Your bar <1 ami heart cannot grow old while life re
tnair . Y,>ur head may grow more trray, bat your
Lk< ?J is as fret and warm a* ever."
"You're bcapin it up rather hiuh, me boy; bat
I'm glad it'a you that said it, for I know yoa ?pcsk
iuet a? yon think. Other* mijrht aay that an J nut
mean it.'
There arc hundred* who would say the same
thing Mark."
"well- mayhap there he. But," the old man added.
a* though he would change the sutgeet, "think
h >w old my mother be. if she's livia'. Four score,
at least."
"And I'll warrant ye, as hale and hearty a? crer,"
returned .1 utian.
"1 hope so. l/'astwise, she was well the last time
err beard from her
The two im n had now readied the crown of a
gentle eminence, from which the broad expanse of
the North S*-a eonld l>e seen, and they stopjicd and
tarried t? (raw upou Ue? water they had just left.
"Ah, me boy, tried M?-k Warrenton, with eon uderablt
entli .?i. n. " -mi. lr ve'tl know this "
' Indeed I vhould," rtajxinded Julian. " Theae
kill* tbo?e rniiiH. th? fon?t with it* /reat tree*, and
Uk' Mae ?*eau epn-a.1 o-it <n wide aid |Mr> H|| bring
lek hi me the *?ri<? and emotion* of other year*.
Ah tmw well I rcmernter the Mringe faociaa that
uoi-d to haunt my mind ah n I atood here ui-1 gaaed
uflnpon the great *e*. How 1 wondered what m
v keyond what kind of people lived there?what
artrange thing* there were hidden an the other tide
of the boriaon?and If I ahonld ever nee ti?m. I
tidn't thmk then that 1 should npead an many yearn
I eyimd them all '
T And oaly think what a man you've grow d to be
?|n w then* naid the old man. "And." he added.
wiUi another food lo? k into hi* companion* fare, "I
a,,,, t want to lake preiae to mynelf, lint I think I've
4^ ? U I c'Mild for ye.
" Ha* * X"" a*it done everything?" curia n??M the
youth m t'tng Mark b* the hand. " I>o I not owe
evert thing you? Ton have atood by me In
eterj uour tod helped me wlien I could not help
nywlf''
"1 woo't den t that. Julian: bnt I had a renaon for
dttin it. I did ii If'TOee I loved re?7 couldn't h' lp
lata it If ya'd la ? ?? . aa ngly. an' U1 tempered,
I never ahouid a do * h* J* wlut I have d-w, nor
would oUiern art w' die M, either. If jre'd been a
ro
literati'kk.
dwnoe, ye might be a cook's acollion bow, instead of i
u b-lU-nnrit of a noble lndiaman. 1 couldn't 'a helped i
ye to an officer'a berth, if ye hadn't'a had it in ye to I
make one."
Yc you've doa. J.l yon co ild Jo," retarued i
Julian. "and I?>ulv hope I nuy live to n pay you." I
" There,' cried Mark, dropping his companion's
rand, don't -ay n > more. It's all right, and there
we'll lot it rest. But? Iyvok there. There's a cratt
o' aonie sort in Midnight Bay."'
" It V* i It: " - .id the young man, locking in the i
( direction pointed out.
" It must he," responded the other. "I wonder j
what such a craft esu he dotn' in there. I neyeb
know'd'at anything fcigger'u a li-h'n l*>at oould ran
I into that bay. You remember what & nnrrer contmcted
pin e 'tis, Rn' how it's locked in with
r<>. lis?"
" 1 r? mec/iber something about it. But tro you
sur" she's in the bar'' '
" 8h?i's eith r in the hay or edge on Ary land for
there aren't the r water oorffa bear her in that
dire 'T.ion. S: c in the bty. art-tin."
May ho a smuggler," sngge^ed Julian.
" hike as not," assented Mark.
They garni a few moments longer upon the tall
S1! ' S, and then reanmcd their walk.aud erelong
tfiey -ruck a broader path, which swept around the
finf' ot a lull, ard where the wood-! were in ore open.
" We're in the earl's park now," said Mark. " We
ti'. we wme deer afore we get homo. Ho used to
I ? ;ots of "em here?the ?dd earl did"
ark!" uttered Julian stopping and listening attrntively.
"There may be one now. Do you not
hear tliat noire?"
"Aye, aye; 1 hear it."
"Something is coming this way."
"Hut it aren't a deer," said Mark.
"It's a "
Before Julian could finish his sentence the old
man interrupted him with?
"Ho, ho, it's a woman! See! sec! she's comin'
this way!"
Julian started a pace forward, and saw a female
running towards the spot where they stood.
"She s frightened at something," said Mark. "See
how Rbe runs "
"Perhaps some wild animal has startled her," added
the young man.
"We'll sec.
In a few moments more the girl came up. Our
two friends stood in her path, and she stopped. She
was a fair formed being, of ex.jusite symmetry of
frame, with features of marvellous beauty; large,
soft brown eyes, and nut brown tresses, which were
now flowing over her neck and shoulders. She w is
not over nineteen, and her garb betokened that she
belonged to some wealthy family.
"What'a the matter, mt fair lcddy?" asked Mark.
She gazed upon the speaker with a frightened
look, mid then turned toward Julian.
"You are not enemies!" she cried, clasping her
hands beseechingly. "You wili not do me harm ?"
" Po ye harmrepeated the old man. Did
Mark Warrenton ever do harm to anybody in distress?''
"Yon have nothing to fear from us, gentle lady,"
add<-d Julian. "Tell us how we can help you, and
all tl;at we can do lor you shall he done,"
"M irk Warrenton,' said the girl, hopefully.
"And
' Ju.i.. Cdendower," returned the youth, p* she
cist .in inquiring glance toward him.
O?tb n you will save me. 1 know."
"Save you!" exeluimcd Julian, starting forward
i.ud gazing fixedly into the girl's face. "Is this
Emma I'ean ?"
"Yes. sir."
' Bless mv soul - so 'tis!" cried Mark, taking her
band, and scanning her fair features. "The same
Emma that used to play with Julian years ago. You
rem ober Julian. Kit how he's grow'd. He's au
officer now; an' he's a hero, too. Bin -ye look'fright?i.ed.
What's happened? Tell on.''
"Four shut men set upon me in the wood. They
bound my attendant, Mary Nolan, and were going to
bind roe, when 1 slipped from them and ran. Oh!
hero they "<>me now! Save me! Save me !
Julian 'ookod. and saw four men approaching at a
swift pace. They were stout, burly fellows, aud
habited hi ^ailor garb He bade the gir! ttand back,
and tb?n faced the luffians.
"Hallo!" cried the leader of the parly, as ho ap
preached the spot where the Mo stooa. "Who*??
we gut h? re ? Stand out o' the way. boy, and let
me have that gal!"
The speaker was a huge fellow, tall and powerful,
dark featured and weather scarred, with largo black
ma oai .1 biaek bmi, which was neatly umi
His liair, of the s??ui. raven hue. clung about his
bull like bead and ne?.k in short e/v ls, aud altogether
he was at* ut as dubious a looking 'ustomer as any
one would wi-,h to Dieddlo with. His companions
looked rough enough and hard enough, but they
were not of such huge proportion*.
" i~hl3 lady bus sought our protection, sir, a id she
shall have it," replied Julian, whoa he had measured
tot a unt witn ui? eye.
"Zounds!'' uttered Mar It at this point, having
bten regarding the ruihan attentively; " [ should't
I r? that face, niir that put Mf,K1!
grow'd some since 1 s?w it last. If it aren't bixon
Grunker, the smuggler, may I be blowed."
"Kh!'' cried the man thus alluded to, gazing
sharply into the old sudor's face. "I've soeu this
old crab before."
"II ye remember Mark Warrenton.ye'll remember
me," said the petrified Indlaman.
O?I rememlier ye. There's no need of yer tellin'
me the name that belongs to such a flgger head
as yon've got. Bnt 111 hive to see ye some other
' titr'e to talk over old affhira; I've got business now.
! 1 must have thi? gal "
"Keep back!'' ordered Julian, as Grunker approached
him. "I know that you have no claim
nere. and that your aim. whatever it may be, is one
of villainy. So I shall defend this lady with my life.
1 give you fair warning.''
"Ha, ha. ha," laughed the mfhan, with a scornful
sneer. "A boy and an old dried up man against four
of the hardest'men in the kingdom! I hardly think
! you're in earnest, youngster."
Julian drew his sword, and returned the ruRUna
look of defiance.
"I want no fray." he replied, "nor would 1 have
bloodshed: tmt l pive not this fair lady up to you
while I have lile."
"Well spoken, by the holy powers," returned
Grunker. "But if you don't want blood shed, you'd
better pnt up your sword, and stand ont of the way.
I don't want to harm ye; but have this gal I must?
and quick, too."
A * the fellow spoke, he took a step forward and
made a motion as though he would push the youth
out of hi* way. JuWau might. under other circumstances,
have shrunk from encountering such a gigantic
opponent; hut he could not refuse now, nor
did h?' have such a thought. Ue trusted to his own
skill and quickness of eight, knowing that mere
brutal strength did not win battles. And, further,
h" was unwilling to strike the tir-t blow with mortal
wcannr. even in *tich a cause. He hsd just placed
hia root upon hia native anil for the first time after
long yean-. of absence, {and he disliked the thought
of shedding English blood in his first essay. So be
quickly ibunged his sword into hi* left hand, and
with hie (1st be dealt the ruffian a blow that sent him
reeling hack.
' Hold on, boys." said drunker to his men, a* he
saw them start; " let me settle with this youngster."
And he advanced again.
Km ma I>ean ha 1 been sorely frightened during
this opening scene, and now *hc sprang to Julian s
side ami < aught him by the arm.
" No, no," she exclaimed. "Not forme! They
will kUl you!"
" titan d back?just one moment,"' replied the
youth, putting her gently away. " 1 am used to such
things, and lenr thein not. You -hall go safe to
your heme, or?"
He was interrupted here by th? near approach of
drunker, and quickly putting himself upon his guard,
he cried:
"It shall t?e no boy's play thl* time."
"No." returned the other. who*e cheek wa? bleedii.g
from the effects of the blow he had received.
"This is the kind of play 111 make it,"
lie aimed a blow with the heavy cutlass he carried,
but ; was parried with the utrn -st ease.
"Will you give op the galhe asked.
"No!" was the ready answer.
"Then 1 must take her."
He rn-h'd forward and aimed another blow it the
vouth. but hi* weanm w is turned aside, and he re
c? IvH i w '1 iij n the ?w-ird-erni. Thi < served to
exa?|'?rnt, :ni,ani wjfh a fierce oath, ho set on
upon. Hi tun? foil-.woo- -w cni' d to think that hc
w uld ?jui> kly di?po-<. of the yonneater. for they
ah' wed no ill -position to a-lvn-v-o. Mark tVgrrent'?n
of >i.ii d iiol o toifor , I ir h? kiiof that sc h
a tfiovoriiout v ailj vio?t ?,,roly call the thr.-o oil"
ores into action. F.inma Do-in stood with hand*
clasped. and her eyes tnnied toward heaven.
Both tl i combaUinta now wont at the w irk in
right good oarno t; and th?- huge niffian soon found
that lie had uiet hi* match. Aft his blow* wore
turned aside-or avoided, while ho had rather m >re
than h" could comfortably attend to to look ut for
the blow* that w< re returned. The "harp ?fep|
clashed with a ringing round, and both w-npons
were w* n sadly ?< arrod. Finally Hranker th<-ight
to cliuft the programme. U he < aid not overcome
hi* antagmii-t at a fence, to <ou!d ruah in
u|K?n him, and .uiri Mm to the ground liy main force;
o he watctv>d his opportunity, and at length knock
ed Julian a aword down with a powerful blow, Md
Instantly Imped upon him Bat ne ?ra? not so witty
a* bo had thought. HI* antagoniat had been read tog
hie plans ** clearly a* he had mad* thorn. Ilia (day
showed tha| |,P WM preparing for wime anch o >up,
arid when he gave his last blow hi* very took plain
ly Md what his intent wan. Bo Julian was tiroparod.
Ho <, flhrod no re*ts*Hnce to the stroke whicn he saw
was rtmed only at his sword, but let the weapon fall
of ite own accord, and then, tiuick as thought, he
raised hie point Jus* in season for hia opponent to
roafc up-.* It. He hold tt with a Arm hand it en
joreU th- ruflua'i siik, aud passed ei?t under the
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opposite arm. As be withdrew the reeking blade v.
uid started back, Granker gave utterance " {*
bourse curse, and t tuggered against a tree.
At this moment the tramp of a br .
a? the road. , nd * three ?o.^ u
into the wood, leaving their 8
C2SATrsa n. J
kkiTVOi ataarroirmiKNT.
At v?tm ns 1 til; Mi hud seen the three ruffians | "
off, he t_unrxl to the maiden an.l -odd:
? " 1 truet yon are safe now. Bat teli ine?what
?ecii* this? Who are those men, aud what was
ir itatr 1?
" Indeed 1 know not, sir," she teplied. " They J
are " *
" What is it? Are yon faint?"' cried the youth, as
he noticed that the girl started a id turned pule.
"jjo?;t is nothing. I only eaw that honse/nan
coining." , o
1 Do yon know hira?" asked Julian, turning and
seeing the new comer. 1
" It is Sir Thomas rieaveland." ti
" The Eurl of Stunbury.'-'
" Yes."
In a ntomont more the ear] .tame dashing np to v
the spot. He was a young man, not more tliau
tlnee or four and twenty, with sandy hair aud com- t
ptexktt.mter tall and wMtriai i >d paMNnff 1
one of those countenances which are hard to read
from their contradictory characteristics. ITis features
were well formed ?ave that his mouth was too
large and his chin a ti ide too abort. IIis eye was of a t
nolo KltiA an/? ??nlv tnnk fcXnirv^sirm arhnn Ihia t
passion* wore aroused. He wort a gcutleman's ordinary
hunting suit?a green, cut-away coat, with 1
short skirts, a long flapped waistcoat, close breeches
or fiue buckskin. and high topboota. His horse was
a handsome one. and valuable.
"How now!" he exclaimed, as he drew up before
the scene. "What have we here?" He seemed to*
be slightly startled, und a close observer could have
seen that be was not well satisfied with the apjieai
anee of things.
"Only a slight brush, my lord." answered Julian,
advancing a pace. "We found this fair lady beset
by rulfiuxis, and lent her our protection. One of
them I have w ounded, and the others ran off upon
your approach."
"Wounded? Where?" asked the earl, gazing
quickly around.
Grunker had fallen to the ground, and as Sir
Thomas saw bim he uttered an exclamation of astonishment,
and quickly slipped from his saddle.
He bad taken a step toward the wounded
man, when he hesitated, und turned to where Eniuia
stood.
"Fair 'ady," he said, with a show of reverence,
"I shoulo. have be'en here to yield thee protection
from violence."
"Generous protectors were at hand, ray lord," she
replied.
A cloud g itbcrcd uj>ou the Girl's brow, and bis
hands were moaientuiiJy cluthcd, as if in anger.
"J am glad yon found succor, surely." he resumed,
"even at the hands of stringers. But how did it
happen? Who were toe villains that dared ?o molest
you?"
They seemed to be seafaring men. sir, and were
rough and cruel. They stopped us as wt- came
along, and pulled us from onr homes, bnt gave no
word of explanation. They bound my attendant,
and while they wore thus engaged. I escaped from
them, and met these kind gentlemen just in season
to profit by tb ir assii tance.
"Then you did not know the ruffians?"
" No, sir; f never saw them before There is one
of them? tne one who took tin
The carl now turned to wu.i nkcr lay, nnd
stooped duwu by his side: but what he said could j
not be beard. 'The iuflian seemed to bavefaiuted?
...? -n from loss of blind as from a sort of !
stunning nhix k which lia-1 been given by the Wow i
Tie revived as Sir Thorn** -poke to him, and pointed j 1
to hi* wound. The earl idled Julian and dark to | I
his assistance; and, having torn ooen the man's t
clothing, they s'.mnchrd the blood n* best they coold. i
"Sow,"' .-.aid the young nobleman, ** he arose to
bis feet, " I would like to know to whom we arc in- j
debtcd for this set vice rendered to the Lady Emma?'' [
He gazed into Julian's face a? he spoke, and the i 1
sudden start which he gave seemed to indicate that j
be had seen something unexpected. I j
"My name is J?!!ail tiieoubwcf, sir," onr hero I
Itpssw,
"(jlendower?" rejieatcd the earl, ns though trying I
to recall the name, but evidently only seeking to
overcome the strange emotion which h..d seized r
upon him. " I think I have beard the naoio. Do
yon belong about here ?" I
" I can uardly claim that honor, sir," replied Julian,
"though I spent a few years ol'my early child- I
hood in thai place.-' li
"This old man 1 thirk 1 know,*' resumed Sir r
Thomas, turning towaid Ma^k. He turned uwav j r
from the youtli as though lit did uot wish to look I
up. .. hisi Mv kmgei I
"Ye ha.nt forgotten old Mark Warren ton, me (
1 >rd," said the sailor, with an obsequious bow. i
"Oh.no; 1 remember you very well; ami I hope I <
may meet you both again, but at present I must at i
tend to these matters. 1 will ,-e? that this fair lady
hu safo condu. t to her home; and I will send some l
of my people to take rare of the wounded man. 1
wish you a very good day "
Then turning to Kinma Dean, he added? i
"1 -aw your attendant back here a few rods, safely
bound, but I l< n her for the purp we of seeking s>,Ii <
saving her mistress. You -b ill take my scut until i
weflnd your own horse." i
lliC UilJ am r.'U WfOl w i-m- nil" ?i <<II, iuo-j^o '
she ch<>?se not to disobey. lint -he <a-t a ilinc# toward
Julian which {luiuiy indicated thai ithe would
much rather Live hud hi* company. Our hero
caught the lock, and it thrilled hitn to the very soul.
There was more in it than he could then realty,
though he knew very well that the lady w.n beautiful,
and that he should be very happy in her society.
"I will see that this wounded ! nit cared for, >>
yon need not wait," said the earl, as he noticed that
our two tre nds lingered upon the spot.
With this hint Julian and his companion moved
way. but not until the youth hud once more caught
the young lady's eye. and read the deep gratitude
therein expressed. When ttiey hid gone a little
way, and the tramp of the carl's horse wis heard i
in the distance, Julian stopped, and proposed that
they should go back and help the man he had
wounded.
"No," said Mark; "I guess we'd better let him bo.
The earl wants to handle bint himself. 1 d >u t tie- a
lieve the wound's a mortal one.'' f
"Do you think the earl kn'>ws him'" f
"Don t ask me no question. Julian. I'm puzzled i
The old man shook bis head as he spoke, and c
pnwwd in, t
"But what Is it that puzzled yon, Mark?*' a*k.?d t
the youth. "I am puzzled too. D ,1 you notice
how his lordship started and turned pale when he i
saw me;"'
"Yes, I sred it all; ?nJ 1 don't kn- w what it i
? ? ? k m, A I n,L? J lioti- liiu Inerlul.in .. _ ?.! 1
IIK'IU^. AUU WVU ll"W iuiu-ui(? ?*' tru *T > t"II
be Gr*t went un to where Dixon (hunker lay. You
didn't kc ttutV'
"No."'
"In coots? yon didn't, for yon ww lookin' at mo
leddv just then. But he went op to the eft lain ju>t
a* though he'd know'd him afore; and wtien he
spoke to him. not, knowin' 'at lie wa? fatnt he
seemed to feel kind of anxious like that drunker
shouldn't speak afore he thought. But don't a?k ue
no questions, Julian, for I don't know uoibiu' about
The young man gazed upon his companion in surprise.
"Yon don't think that Sir Thomas Cleaveland can
he a had man?" he said.
"I should hope he wasn't: hut then a lord miy he
a bad man just a? easy its anybody else. M ow-mmever,
we've got uothiu to d > with him, so we'll let
him go. Ah- here we come to the oi l road that
used te run to the ruins on the hill. Here's wheiw
the gho^t kicked up sneb merry timet a good many
years ago. Ye rem ember thia place?''
"Yes?very well.''
After this both the men seemed to feel too mueti
interested in their own thoughts to converse further,
so they pursued their course in silcnee. Finally they
entered upon an open country, and not far d"-taut,
at tho foot of fl hlirh hill stood a snnll rot with
thatched r<?.f, aid snug <->ut?. i:!<lin - ?. An cx' hiination
of joy < a.-tie fr rn Julm, . lip- u- t'if I, , .1
upon hi-' view, and even Mark was call I fr>m hii I
deep reverie. t
"I know this place!" the youth rr'od. 'Oh! I
how natural it seems. See the old hill, and tha
great oak-, and the sheep upon the dope, I-u't It i
natural!" <
" It is the old spot," rrpli< -1 Mark, with much < mo- 1
tion. "I waa bom here this is ih?mh. In all ii,c
long years I've wandered over the wide w >r!d I've 1
never mire forj" Men thi' blessed old spot. It'sU n t
a sort of am boring ground for my hones in times of
sickness and trouble. When everything e m w ut 1
dark and threatening, I could tarn my tti?> i :..t < p, |
tin- kind old spot, and think of limn u an i (,f niy j
mother, and I'd forget my dinners and trials.''
"I've had no home to think of." returned Julian, i
softly and tenderly; "hut Ire had a m ther. Oh! '
Mark I can see her face now. just as I saw it fifteen '
years ago, and Just as I have seen it ever since. It
waa a heavenly face." I
"Von're right, me boy. It waa the Wutifullest
face I ever seed. Bnt ye look ?td, Julian."
"Xo?not sad." replied the youth, with an elT-rt I
to shake <rfT the cj..ud: "I waa thinking-suppose she I
ahonldn t be here." ?
"Oh. she wilL Bnt, see. There's the old dame in f
the doorway. I>o you see her, me bojr?r t
"Yes. It is yonr mother, Murk " s
"Rartin 'tis. And your mother''11 he with her as 1
noon as she know* we re comm . I? n't be urn isy." i
Without speaking further the two hurried on, and I
were soon ar the cottage door. I tame Warr?nt?u
waa stightly ^nt beneath the weight of four* ^ h
years, bnt still hearty and well, and beaming whb
?ve and g<Mi will. bbe rtcogoieed l*r ayo 'ui.% tl
EtSDAY, JULY 15, 1858.
UTBHATCHB.
9 was >et fA" off, ?nd was weeping with io> <hen
s cam* or. She held him to her bottom a tew uoicnU,
and then led him into the cot.
"Now. where ia the other mother?" cried Mark,
(t r In- hud gazed around the little room.
"And thia in Julian?" the old lady aaid. a rming
ct. to notice her son's queation, but turning u. the
oath and taking hie hand.
"Yea. I Am Julipn Glendower," replied onr hero.
Should you have known me?"
"Yes, f snrtin should," returned the dame.
"Decs my mother know we arc here?"
" 1 gurK8 not. Tint sit down and rust." The old
idy fqHike hesitatingly, and like one in trouble
uilitn cau,'d?t at tha meaning of it, and sank do v r
rith a groan.
His mother's here, aren't she?" asked Mark.
Not now, i ' son."
"But ah ' our letter? She knew we was
oniiu'?"
"Yea, A.a gut i..-> letter; but?she nlr<t now
'11 tell you all abo. * it, by'ni by. Yc' fl bouaebing,
m.w, wont yu"
"1 am hungry."
TYith thii the dame left the room, and when she
ras gone Juliku spoke.
"O.Mark, I have feared this. AH the way through
he wood?aye. and all the way over the sea?this
ear has haunted me!"
"What d'ye iuettu, me boy?"
"Something has happened to my mother!"
"How d'ye k * that? I wouldn't go to conjuriu'
ip such fee J it' >rc ye have reason for 'cin. Didn't
he old dame r. y at the got onr letter?"
"Ah -but tin . was more than six months ago,
dark."
"N< .no- ye. rget. The Prince Charles only sailed
wo iuci iktire we did, so our letter couldn't have
jot Lev* over wo months ago. Wait till my motner
;om - In '
v !,? )> tat. Warrenfon returned she bore a tray
in her ham , and when she had prepared the table
ihe br-de her son and his companion to sit np.
"Eat first,'' she said, as she saw the anxiety upon
Julian's face. "Eat drat, and then we'll talk al>out
>ther matters. Ye haven't got anything to be alarmed
about, Julian. 8et right up here aud take holdSet
right up. and when you've done wo'U talk."
Murk obeyed the numinous at once, and Julian
toon followed his example. But little was said dnr
lug the meal, save such questions and answers as
passed between the old lady and her son; but whou
the cloth had been removed the young man asked,
where was his mother.
"I'm goin' to tell ye all I know," said the dome,
taking a seat and smoothing down herapron by way
of regulating her ideas. "Yer mother came here, safe
ma sound, three weeks ago yesterday; and here she
itayedtlll three days ago. She wa* never better, and
1 ni ver see her when she seemed to be any happier.
Pbe h id beer'd how gallant aud brave her son had
I?imvd. a.'id how he had been promoted till he was
UT.ird in con-maud of a noble ship; and she was
mr ud and happy. But, as I was t?-llln' ye?three
lay ago she went awuygind ?she hasn't come back."
"Went away?" repeated Julian. "Where did she
JO?"
"1 don't, know."
Julian saw that the old 1 idy was not telling all?
that she was not giving her plain thoughts ?and he
bade her speak planly.
?... eal.l ><T nr.u.l.l 1r.w.nr .11
iven to your fears or suspicions."
"Aye. eye, mother-out with it,'' added Mark.
'Julian's not 'he ouui to put up with minced matter*
nor to he frightened with trifles. IIow can he
<t? er without a ?I?ar chart and a good compass?"
"MV11," responded the dame, taking off tier iron
bowed spectacles, and wiping the glasses wit.h h cor
norot her neckerchief, "I can't tell ye all I wish I
oi l l,'cause, T don't know; but I can tell ye this:
Margaret Gteudower came down here from Scotland,
is I told yc.aiid she staid here till three days ago. It
was in the a! ternoon?nigh onto this time, pertups a
ittlc later?that she pat on hei light shawl, and said
ihe'd go and take a walk. She went out into the
wood, ?nd - I haven't, seen her since. I don't know
wlieie -he went, to, nor what has become of her."
Julif r. wh . overwhelmed with fear and doubt.
"She wasn't out of her -head, was die?" asked
dark.
' Mricy 011 me, no. She was never better every
' lint." said Julian,41 have you searched for her?"
"T(
"Aud can you find 10 traces?"
"No," replied the dame. "Adam Nolan you re
umber Adam, don't ye?"
"1 remember hiui," said Mark. "lie was one of
lohnd Dean's men."
"Ye#." pnr?ued the old lady; "and he's now Sir
Inland's woodman. He has the care of all Sir Itoiitid's
park- va i forest-. Y\ ell -he was In here fhs
ext mrrnin' a>ter Margaret disappeared, and 1
-ked I'm about her. He said he'd seen <aime very
ihti looliiu' men ckulkin' round the roada lor several
lijs. aud be ea<d lie was -are one < f 'em was Dixon
Irunktv. the North S-a Rover. He's an awful bad
nan. He was a smuggler once: but he's a great
leal * rsuiiow. He o a reg'lar pirate, ljeastwi.se
jo lolk* say."
"Aud d'> you meen that these wretches have got
my mother?" cried Julian, with startling energy.
"i don't know, Julian. I was only Udlin' what
Adam had wyn. Rut Adam 11 be here this evenin',
uid he ir.ay know more."
The youth a?ked some further questions, but be
-ould gain no further information; and as lie was a-mred
that Adam Nolan had been on the search, ami
ircuia come ancr supper to n?j?on ne viatic up nis
mind to wait until tl" woodman came. lie conld not
njny conversation upon t imer subject* now, ?o ho
eU Mark to tell their adventures while he went o it
>f doois to calm himself if ho could. Bat there w.vs
10 calm for that aoul under such a weight, tie had
icon living upon the hope of meeting bin mother?of
ieeing tliat Hweet smile, and resting h'i head upon
bat tond bosom once more?he had baaed ail his
oys and uspiistuns upon her supporting and en'eiiragmg
love--and tuna to find the cup (lasted
n>m his Tins in the very Lour when he had thought
he hle*>?.u draught was all hi* own, was bitter laired.
"Oh!" be cried, as he sank down upon a stone at
he foot of the lull, "this can i*e no lioine lor me if i
Ind not my mother! My hesrt shall llnd no bond
ere if her love tie wanting!"
CHAPTER IIT.
tiik old aeiw.
Just at sundown Adam Nolan made his appear
ii:ce at the cot. He was a -tout, burly, red fated,
lax en haired. good natmed I'Miking lellow, some
orty years of age, with a keen, penetrating glance
r% l>Sa Idiffht liliif I'i'c. Rut littli* c?f l_hn Vurm i:?
imild htt*c got mixed up in hi* blood. Hi* arvestry
md Mirely been Su.xon from time far removed, ami
be family tree had not suffered Irom exotic scion*
"Har-r! this he old Murk, sure enough," he ened,
is he reUed the old aaikir 1-y tli.- hand.
"Aye. aye, S'?)d A cam," Murk returned. "This
11; and 1 should mrtmly know 'at thl? vm von,
By <he power", ye don't proa "Id a bit, me ls,y.
"Why should T? But where bo little Julunl
Kb1 A- this he ?"
Yes," replied the youth, taking the wordm?n>
jreut liutid in his own "Anil I am glad to see you
Adam. 1 should have km wn you, 1 am very sore.'
"Hut?good Woden! bow thou'st. grown. Blew
me, I'd ne'er a know'd thee, Julian. But I ha
Inrdo' tbec,boy I ha* heard o'thy dee.I . |
boy- and 1 be glad to see thee."
Adam then turned to the old dune, and, having
ati.'ed her. he took h seat.
"Now. go<d Adam," said the old lady, "we'll
pass over oil < r thiiurs, and come right to the ho-'
bersyon and 1 have had in hand. Julian i- uneasy
and fearful for his mother's Mike, and ye know I
aint very easy about it."
" Aye," added the youth, moving his stool nearei
to the woodman, " If you have learned anything
pray let me kn of it."
"I'll tell thee," returned Adam, gazing first upon
til" i! .11 ami tl < :i ,j n M ok .md tin lily flying hi.gaze
upon the youth. "Ilia' huritel some, an
w it, I ? d n gf-od many movements. I s >w my sin,.j
Marj - t i* I was . <>min'away, an'?he told m > h' T
idventure in the wood how the Hover and his men
hound her. and seized her mi*tros* and how her
mbtrrv hied away, and how thou didst smite the
huge n>gur and save the lovely t'inma. By the great
111 >r. but thon'rt sinewy, br.ire hoy."
Julian would have blushed before the honest, fe|
ow's admiring gaze, hot 1,e was too eager to learn
if his mother, so ho simply nodded, and remained
" However," resumed Adam, " T had aoer^ thoae
mguca before. T ba'watched their upcomin g and
Iriwngoin'a, and ha' aern that they belong to the
>1 l?r that layn at anchor in Midnight IUy.''
" We caw that t.rlsr." Interrupted Mark, " we ww
ier apar* ?a we came up from the c?ive and we
rendered what Mich g c> iff could lie d >in' In there."
"Hie be In there for mischief," mid the woodman,
?ith a dubioua *hike of the head. "Itixin drunker
ie one of the w. rut, villain* that carrica hut head on
lia ahoulderr."
"Bat don't the people abont here know that the
rillain i* th'i* Baked Mark, with aoine aurprlae.
Why. we're heard o' thla North Hea Rover clear
way out In India.''
There b'an't many people abont here to take a
Kite o' aueh thinga."
"Rot there'a the Earl and Sir Roland."
"Aye, I know," retnrned Adam. with a nod of the
lead: "but they may t?> huay aliont other thing*.
Ay maater be proud and I >r.y, though good natured
md honeet, The Karl he young and high, and more
nil of hunnn* an' aportin', an' trie likea o that, than
roublin' pirate*. Yet it may he atrangc that the
lllaln h an't taken. However, there they be, an'
're been on their track. They would a' taken my
umng leddv if they oonld, and I ahouldn't wondoi
f they'd taken
"My mother !'' whigperod Julian, aa the woodman
eel ta ted.
"Yea- J'm afraid they have. It miuA a' been
Item.''
^/ItUATIIEB.
J'But do you k> Have you any proof?"
jH."* V *: the vtUians ha' been prowling ?u
around here f ^ 0TCr a weejt> and I'm sure they <k
we!t j- * wood on the very afternoon your D1
m?.TKr ??l*a?d." ?
v,cn she may he on board the brig," cried tho c'
J 0"'"'' .tarting from his beat. m
, ' <y, nay?I think not so," returned Adam,
j roveru are too wise to keep her there. I've had
eye upon another place. Che rogues ha' bee a
*u to go up an' down the bill, to nu' fro .he old *
ruui. II they 've hid thy mother I'd sooner think o: w
searchm' for her there then .mywhere else." b'
"Mercy!" exclaimed Julio:, sUrtiDg half way if
across the floor, and bringing his bauds vehemently
together; "what can this mn! What can these it
wretches aim at m thus wiring u(.nn a mild, unof- c<
fending and defonceleea woman. Woat. has she done
that ah" should lie thus marked ut for their wrok 01
edne.ss?" ft
"What hud the leddy FnunaJ duno?" interposed
Adam.
"Aye," resumed Julian, "what hud she done? lly
the heavens above me. these foni fiends shall feel tho
wsiolit nf mv arm if thev have done this thiiiir! l#t i*
on to the hill at once, ?' 1 i! uiy mother be there to
we ahatt find her," 01
' That's my idee," answer^ 1Mark, readily.
"And it's the right one." added Adam. "Well go W
go round by my lodge and get bin terns, and set out h
at once. They won't be very liKely to be much on
their guard to night, tor I don't imagine they suspect 11
tbat tnev ha' l?een seen in that region."
The plans for setting out were soon arranged, and 81
Dame Warrenton lent as much assistance as was in n
her power. Khe bade Mark to be care'ul, and not expose
himself'needlessly, calllug him her "boy," and
exhibiting all a mother's fondness for a loved child.
Julian buckled on his sword, and secured his pistols
within his belt, while Mark armed himself in like
manner; and when this was done the three men left t'
the cot. It was already well into the evening, though "
the beaming stars, in a clear heaven, gave light "
enough to enable them to find their way without aiffirulty.
They soon strnck into the forest, and at the c
distance of a mile came to the woodman's lodge. It K
was a well built, comfortable hut, and as they ap- v
proacbed, three large dogs came out and commenced
to growl, but at a w rd from their master they re- J
turned to their ker nels. In a moment more the door tl
1 was opened, and Adam's good wife made her appear- 8
ance with h candle in her band. n
"It's me, Peggy,', said the woodman. f
She retreated as she heard her husband's voice, 0
and the three followed her into the cot. Peggy wss A
a stent, buxom woman, with flaxen hair and ruddy '
TH<c, and teemed a tit companion for her mate.
When Adam had explained to her the object of thorn *
mist ion, she entered into the spirit of the plan, and I'
seemed proud and bsppy to see ber husband thus tn- ri
gaged in so worthy an enterprise. Bhe thought not
of the danger where one of her own sex was to he r
rescued from villains, or if she did, she kept it to j
herself.
Adam Nolan armed himself with a brace of |>istoIs y
and a short axe, and having procured and lighted j
two lanterns, one of which he gave to M irk Witrrc 11ton,
keeping the other himself, the party set forth ^
again. 1
The hill upon which the ruin stood was close by
the sea, the eastern base being washed by rho wave-,
and its summit was about four miles distant from H
the woodman's lodge. The p.Vh to be followed
was not a very good one, having been used but
little in many years, but Adam knew it. well, uud H
bade his companions to follow him without fear J
Of being led astray The first t.ireo miles whs
through a deep, heavy wood, where it would H
have been pitchy dark without the lanterns: and
even as it was they were obliged to tr 1' carefully. ~
Adam Nolan might have sped on at a ,-ar swifter ' I
pace, for lie was at home in the tangled forest; but -1
Lis companions found it more difficult, and lie only n
moved oh fast MghtolNNnNdllltlMi At I
the end of an honr the way became more difficult
still, the oath lieing in ma iy places overgrown with n
briars and vines; but they pushed on, and iinully be J
gaL to ascend the hill.
"From the looks of this way T should not sunpose n
that any one had been up here before us," said Ja J
li in; as Adam stopped to pull a tangled vine from
the out'I. n
"I guess we're the first that h.V travelled it for a J
year," retnrncd the woodman.
Then the pirates must have foaad their way uji n
I y another mute." J
"Yea; they've a way direct from the bay, which
!? only on tfie other ride o' the hill. It's p. hi rd wj;,, n
aud one difficult to find, though there be little w, .ds J
like npon this side; but it's mostly rocks and devious
twistm's, and no mortal unacquainted would fliul it H
hi a month. My father showed it to me uiany years J
agr, but I've not used it much.''
"Hut which d'ye s'poee used to be the regTur road H
to the old castle'." asked M irk. J
" Oh?this was it," retimed Adam. " Miny a ~
year ago, when brave Suxou lords und Norman "1
kuigbth used to hold wassail, and knock e.uthother's -
brains out f< . sp >rt, yonder ruin was a stout place, ~
ami ilns roa i-..as wide, and h.n-s 'Ill p nice ti|i rl
and down. The other way, among tie: ris ks, w?s -1
only a secret passage for escapln' to the sea in case n
of need. Them we* strange times." J
Mark aonntted that they must have been, and _
also suggested that thcie were some strango tbingn r,
n the present Adam assented t tin , ami ti. ri I
the party moved on up the steep hill in silence. _
After n tedious climbing of an boor longer, the ?
tliwAM uiKuninrprk hIimmI hv nr?n of th#? Mttffl?K I
of tli* remain* of the old wall. It *a* a wild, dark
looking mn*? of ruin*. The trail* were crumbled, n
but parts of the ba-tions were stuojing, a id mom J
than half of the main tower was in it* place. He
yond thi* tower stood portions of the wall.* of what | n
had been the lord'* dwelling, and toward that point , J
the attention of the party wa? directed. ?
"It's either in or under there that the rogue0 mn*t ' rl
hare found a shelter," said tl?e woodman, "There j J
be two rooms in fair order that m-ed to open from '
tlie great hail; and then there's aoy number of eel- j H
lars, ami holes, and dungeons. Jjv n in the rock un- J
di rneatb. Them may sometime till up, but they can j
never tumbledown nor crumble nwny. Now hide J H
thy lantern, Mark, and we'll umve on. 1 -I
The old sailor concealed the light beneath the flap
of his jacket, nnd they then eommen cl to make ' J
their way over the rook* and em-jang vines. They '
had gained the court, and were m iving stealthily
across, when Adam stopped and touched Julian upon I
the arm.
"Dost see that?" lie whispered, pointing with hi _
finger toward the wall before them. I
The yountr man looked, and snw a faint line of
light beyond wtiat seemed to be a w liiduw or door- r.
way J
"They're here sire enough," the weodman con
tinned. "Now let'- ereep carefully, And we may soon q
gain ? peep 11 'em.' I J
The three men moved noiselessly forward, and j
ere tbsy had rrsehnd the wall they iu ard the sound ' q
Of voice*. as of men engaged in revelry. At length 1 J
they passed beneath the open arch through wli? h |
the light had been se< n, and beyond they aawano j n
' thei passage, which seemed to lend to a roofed j J
apartment, the one in which they now stood lieing
i all open overhead. When theV lmd gained tilts n
second pla< e they saw an open space in one corner, J
throngh which the light flowed in abroad .*trr un,
?),,, u.,i, ... ura.ro unm Ui.tinrf Tl./ro ,ro,.? n
cautiously forward over the stones and nibbi h. and J
i Anally gained apoint where tlicy could look into
the apartment fr<rn whence the 1* 'ht ctme without H
? being seen by those within. It in* an embrmure -J
of some noil, mid ft lot of vine*, winch hail crept up
I the wall, formed a curtain over it. through which H
our throe friend* could gane with little trouble. J
lie apartment beyond was lane and Ugk, and
I near the centre mood a stout oaken table. around H
which *nt *ix ?ncn. They were rongh, nneouth *
looking fellow*, and Julian recognized tluee of
, them a*the ore* wlio had been with drinker in "I
the forest, ind w!io had tied at the approach >f the
i e'irl. There were piece?of bread and meat noat'er- jl
i ed ahout over the table; hut the freebooters had H
' done eating, and were now engaged in drinking
and camming There were several large flagons _
before them, and each mau had a pewter drinking I
en
'T faith," cried one of them, as he tossed off a cup ?
of wine, "you should have seen the youngster ban- J
die his sword. 1 thought our big captain was the
best man in the kingdom, but may I be starred and pi
go athirst if the young 'un didn't match him.'' J
"But what, in the name of sense does our captain
want with these women?" asked n second. "Mere r
we've been layin' idle over a week 1u?( for this mid J
freak of bis. What, does he mean to d > with "em1"
"I d<n't know," answered the first speaker, n
"There's a royatery In It. But than tJninker must J
have hia own way; and I dbh't know as w sh >uld
grumble We've got snug quarters here, and all onr ri
care is to make merry and keep a woman safe and J
snug."
?T1va?'a mil ncro wtaII " sniil a *U\mA . -f at re
A lire* n re 11 wi j tttii, nmu rm "iimi l?i (.JIP ' i
number. "The work isn t much, but I don't like the -1
idee of the thing. We'll find ourselves in u trap one
of these ?wld days. It ain't to l>e expected tint we H
can lay about here as we've been doin without liein' *
suspected." ?
"O?to the shades with yonr croaking," cried the H
one who had spoken before, "(stmc ffll up?and
here's a song for yc." _
"Hold on !" exclaimed one who bad not yet spo- H
ken. "I want to know if oar captain ia likely to
leave us?"
"What d'ye mean?" asked another. |
"Will he die?" Z
"No-not a bit of it for him this time. We sUyed n
till the doctor came, and he said no vital part had J
been touched. It was the shock of the thing the _
hittin" of some tender part?that made him faint. n
"But will the Pari let him go when ho Is able?' J
"Never fear on that account. Hir Thomas ('leaveland
knows which side of the wine butt the biggest re
hole Is on. Now, fill ?p and let's be merry. III give J
yon the Hold Buccaneer."' ....
They all tilled their cups, and as the singer com ri
' mcaued his song, and the others came in With the J
LITERATURE.
orua. keeping time by thumping their drinking
ps upon the table with uoia.v din, Julian (lleii>wer
moved back from the wall, ami hie compaons
followed tun example. They luid not to be ho
,rcf ul now, for the racket within sufficiently overone
all the noise they might be colled upon to
uke.
"My mother ia here!" the young tn&n said.
"Tbou'rt right there, I'm sure,' responded Adam.
"Theu we must overcome these fellows at once. If
e take thorn while they are thus carousing, there
ill be hut little difficulty. Besides, we know their
nsiness ho well th it 1 should uot mind killing them
need he. Th there a door on this side?"
" Yes," said the woodman. " There H is," pointig
to the opposite corner from where the vine
ivered enclosure was.
" Then what ?av yon?shall we set upon them at
ice?" a..ked Julian, who was all anxiety, and eager
ir the fiay.
" I'm rendy."' said Mark.
" Ltt's be at 'eoi, then," added the woodman.
" We cannot, spare thom if thev resist," suggeuted
>e yonth. " We know their business Their haml
against their country?they are villains and out
,ww. * *?; LiiUM inuumuci vuijr JUJT UI'iucj o?uv*
jrsclvea."
" Don't be afeared o' my epsria' any on Vm," said
'iuk, drawing his heavy cutlass with his right
and, while he took a pistol in h's left.
" But .c nembnr tbnt they 1 e ecklees and despeite
characters,'" interposed \ ... ru
"Come on!"' spoke Julian Ho advanced us he
lid this, and the woodman came by bis side and
lised the heavy brazen latch of the door.
" Are you reudy ?" the latter whispered.
" Ready uttered onr hero, impatiently.
The door was thrown open, and the three advenirers
burst in upon fhe revelers 1
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