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by another groan, pitiful and ter
rible. Then a shrielc of unut
terable despair made the rocky
Trembling with fear I essayed
to strike a match, but ere it could
flame clear a gust of wind extin
guished it. In its stead came a
faint, gray, ghastly light, and I
beheld before me the dim outline
of a form. Clad in the garb of the
early patriarchs, its hollow
cheeks, piercing eyes, long, scrag
gy hair, and bony fingers made it
an object of horror never to be
For a moment this apparition
faced me, then extending its
arms, said in sepulchral tones:
"Man of the World, thou seest
before thee the first of the bache
lors. Choose thou thy way."
Then he vanished, and a vast
throng took up the chant, "We
wander on, alone, alone." And
louder and louder came those ter
rible words, "alone, alone," and
the echoes replied, "alone, alone,"
until the fiendish howl filled the
mysterious realms with an un
From fear and exhaustion I
fell heavily, and as I struck the
floor my old room came back to
men, and a bright, beautiful light
sat on the table. I arose from the
floor where I had fallen -and
wiped the perspiration from my
brow. Attracted by the sound
of my fall, Kitty, the house
keeper, inquired from without
what was the matter.
"Nothing," I answered. "Come
"You look like you'd had the
nightmare, sir," she exclaimed as
"Maybe I have, Kitty," I saidr
"but will you be my wife?"
"Yes, sir," she replied, for Kit
ty was past the age where ro
mance in a cdurtship is a rcquis-
vv c at t. iiiu.1 1 ilu uuvv, iui wiuui
I am devoutly thankful, for I
shudder yet as I remember the
vision in the cave.
1. Pare off the green skin of
the watermelon rind, cut the rind
into pieces, then weigh them. For
5 lbs. rind put 1 qt. of water with
lpt. of vinegar over fire., When it
boils add rind. Boil 10 min. Re
move with skimmer and lay on a
sieve to drain. In meantime place
p'reserving kettle over fire with 4
lbs. of sugar and 1 pt. of water.
Boil 5 min. Remove all black
scum that rises. Then put in rind.
Cook slowly without a cover 45
min. ; add also 2 ounces of green
ginger freed from the brown skin
and cut into pieces. When water--melon
is done, put into jars. Boil
sirup until reduced to half; then
pour it over rind. Jars should be
filled to overflowing. Close and
keep in a cool, dry place.
LL Pare off green skin. Cut M
tne watermelon nna into pieces.
Weigh pieces and allow to each
pound a pound and a half of loaf
sugar. Line kettle with green vine
leaves and put in pieces without
the sugar. A layer of vine leaves
must cover each layer of rind.
Pour in water to cover the whole,