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A rAMILT NKWSIWVKH, DESIGNED TO DC A GENERAL HEI'OSITOIIY OF POLITICAL, AOniCULTURAL, DISCUSSIOXAI. MORAL, MISCELLANEOUS AND ENTERTAINING 1UUIMU
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I VOL. ID IX T .TIU UK IS.
POPULAR TAISS.
I n I ,t Hothctttr Gem and Amuttt.
, I 1, OF CONNECTICUT.
I a, n, the inhabitant! of the little il-
,1'iHic staio ot ,onncctictit, were
t tho arrival of a family, directly from
is.stmg of an o!J mao, lii daughter,
n.cstirs. It was before our devolution,
t
r,uation with the mother country was an
i ie timplc villagers woro delighted at the
.( i caring from home and the friends they
.. ..i.ig doubling but their new nclghboi
.c .eree at his fingers ends. Hut in this
l -v unappoinieu; mr ino oiu gentleman
- i i r .i ii
- J f 1 aCS iu uilltvcr llieir (1UC3-
i jrlaimcd oil knowlodgo of heraldry.
a I, along with the sight of rather gay
v tjjes, in which tho old gentleman's
t i'jtcr cnose to appear, shortly alter their artival,
r - to he known throughout the vtllago, there was
f off, nd but few "calls" wcro made; and
! r, n ine at all So the old gentleman and
ia htcr wcro loft to keep each other company.
3, ttrange to say, thoy appeared much happier
. i when the hous was througod with villagers
si morning till night.
r Mark Howard (for that was tho namo tho
rw t arrived bote) had purchased a tract of land
j a hcvvn log houio on tho premises, which lay
ao half mile out oi tho Tillage, on tho border of a
r;uu ful lake.
In a short time, things assumed a new aspect.
Vnfr ivrm arf.nrnit in nritrr: n tarnn frririh'fl wn
- - - ti . . , - - - n -
, arcil ftr cultivation; a porch was added to llio
anJ creeping plants twined around its rude
t'3. Lights wrre seen in tho parlor window;
sfs 1 loming in tho garden, an air of peaco ant!
. ess seemed brooding over all. The thoughi-
5s ur in ii , u .iu uiiiiu ins iuhs limine m suusci.
1 p:iusc,and gaze with childish wonder at the
nui), seated in the porch, with tho rays of the
c ii iii sun naming up ins vi-uurauiu cuumriianre
. 1J . IU CUIIIH UiLLAU Jlltlli: I1IU lilUT llillia IIUII1
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t still lily furchcad, and then in playful coquetry
parsing to wanton with the ninny tresses that sha
!cd tho lovely face of his daughter.
At tueh times tho old man would gaze with
irer. ftiiaKintrirrim mr moms ni tun nam Ktirh Rnunris
melody as she know soothed her father's ear,
With ccasclcts and untiring care, did Sir Mark
w.iiuuit:! ins imijiy ciiiiu, nnu wuu aim warmly
. i . . . - i,. i i . : i i i ii i i
. i lie repaid for that care; for even tho unpoeli
r rout 1 tint hut admire tho filial caro and
i u hi h Grace assisted her father's some-
. eeble steps to tho humbln house of God.
.Voir Sir Mark's habitation, dwelt an Indian chief.
1 i his son and daughter. Ho wan truly n "man
Jitny sorrows," for ho had witnessed tho oxllnc
i of his whole tribe, and though the tide cmigra.
-iwts "setting in" strongly around him, ho would
r! leave tho graves of his ancestors. Sir Mark,
ramblings, had formed an acquaintance with
t c .j J chief, and tipent many an hour in his wig-
w. m.
Iscvema, tho daughter of the chiof, and Gr3cc
were inwpcraUe companions; and often did they
sperm wrr, j uavs loirctncr. lseyeina instructed
f n. 1 1 . I ! . I .. r 1.1- . .
...a- u iii a, .iiu ui-i-uiiimiMiiuciiis ui nil iiiuiaii mai-
O ' -"'...... Vbl..., lUIIIIIMI UIUJ.II.J wi luitanuui
Ing with the bow and the mnro deadly rifle. Clad
(ICItnt HlmnMm linll e fnrm nmlriu.oanf fur . irn.1.
Jiafurj, they braved tho wintry storm, and laughed,
lanl talked, and loved on, as young hearts will, ro-
i;rdles of the future. Grace, in her turn, impart-
Jh al. tho knowledge tho Indian maiden could com-
eheof', and Iscrcma was not slow in learning to
''ile n 'h a master hand tho chords of the harp.
-Nothing moro beautiful can bo conceived, than the
tfir girl, passing her beautiful lingers over the
P.irp, and singing with a voice whoso tones wcro
l ' music, tho wild and poetical songs of her native
"juc
Auolecoa, tho brother of Isoycma, often accom-
Iffit-J tho maidens in thoir rambles. Ho was a
In tie snecimen rif tho aboriiriDcso of our countrv
'a .and straight as the mountain pine, with all the
f"' .cnessofmcin and countenance that are charac
t,"'ic of l.u race. And ho loved tho pale faced
r.a en Jim never, by word or look, had ho be-
tfeil,:s passion, but ever treated Grace as a sis
ter As Grace and Isrycma wcro one day roaming
re gh tho woods, not fai from the path that led
l" j in-cost tnvvns, they became wearied and
ita'ir.j luemjclvcs on an old log, thoy commenced
weitmg jaiUndt of tho wild flowers tnat cemincd
'ie rmisy carpet.
ItSVr'2 tlipm thus mn1nvil. nnr rnarlArt iTllt
j . 'e g.re their attention to two persons that were
i ! ' fig aiong the aboo mentioned path. They aeem-
tit. Urn r-. i - M.I . : .. 'n. l.
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'-e ia advance, as dicsstd in the rich paib of
"el men, and bote about him the insignia of knight--oi.
The serving man wore a rich though quaint
' "try Uoth seemed ready to repel dancer, if it
' reilcntd tl.cm, fur the knight's holster wore gar
rihed wiln (Mstuls, and at Fits side hung a abort
word. His man, a stout, burly jeoman, woro in
jus belt a long keen knife.
fht young knight appeared buried in iIkmibIiI:
but he wtiuld now and then raise Ins ryes nnd can
a I Wastd, though quick glance, into the depths of
r.c wood, ana men resume mi meditstioui. After
receding in this manner above an hour, the knight
icrnfd to uis servant and aid,
"Hcihmkt thee, Adam Hell, wc are npar our jour
fviend Did not tho rascally knaves in the
Ut'.toirti through which we passed, tell thco that
w thould gain our jdace of destination er night
h..r "That they did, mailer; and 1 think we must be
;;roahin tho village, for ite, the path Ucomes
"-e Lroad am) open."
"Thou nvet true, Adam Hell, to prithee, let ui
liHwaid, for see, Ike son it well ni;h set, ami
1 uuid fio pan the coming night in the maiisiofi
t'Nr MarL liouard, ioted of 'nealh the green
ad lite, beautiful as this Attest is."
Ud I, iinkler.fur out wa'Jet is empty, aad it
Lt ery ; Uatant to go to bed on an empty atom
ic i
"Why, hou now ' r.ht was done with the piov- no companions among tho villagers, formed an nc
mder that was left at noon? Thero was enough qualntanco with the aged chief on our first arrival,
'or another good meal, ceitalnly." Asselccoa once sacd me from the ans of n pan-
"A mesl, didst say' Why, master, there was but t ther, and when my fathet pressed hen to name his
a few fragments, and whilst thou wert thinking so . lew.nd, all ho asked was that wo should eontinur
deeply, I didst solace myself thcicwith
The knight burst into a loud musical laugh, and
said,
"Hand mc tho flagon, nnd hcio's to tho larder of
Sir.Mark, Howard, which 1 presume, U well stored,
Adam Bell. A few frngmentn! ha, ha, ha !"
Adam urged his horso a little closer to his mas
tcr's, and with the freedom of an old servant, com
menced a conversation respecting Sir Mark How-
arc, endeavoring to fathom his masters reasons for
leaving tho luxuries of tho old world for tho dis
comforts and privations of the now. Thu knight
was amusing himself with his servant's inquires,
when he suddenly checked his horse, to gazo upon
a lovely group which an opening in the trees reveal
ed to his' sight. It was Assclecoa, Grace and
Iicycma.
lseyema was twining tho wreaths of flowers
which they had been forming, around the sunny
curls of Grace, white her own dark locks wore
braided with the lich gems which her friend usual
ly wore. Asbelccoa was regarding them with a
look of mingled piide and fondness. Tho cavalier
had not long to gaze on this lovely scene, for the
keen rye of tho Indian detected him. Ho started
forward a step, but checking himself, he turned to
Grace nnd said,
"Whito Hose, dost thou seo yon palo faced war
rior?" Grace looked in tho direction in which Assolocoa
pointed, and tho light shot from her eyes at tho
sight of the young man; for it brought back the rcc
nlloction of the home bho had left.
The knight sprung lightly from his horse, nnd
throwing tho bridle to his servant, advanced to meet
tho wondering group. Mowing low, he risked if they
could imform him if tho dwelling of Sir Mark How
ard was in tho vicinity. Grace returned the salu
tation by a slight courtesy, nnd said,
"1 am the daughter of Sir Mark Howard, and he
whom I am addressing must bo Sir Guy Haviland,
whom my father has daily expectod for the last
week ?"
"Tho same."
"1 bid you welcome, Sir Guy, to our new homo ;
and, if you will allow mc to, I will guide you by n
shorter path than the ono you have bcon pursuing,
to our mansion; and your servant can take your
horse aiound by the road."
The knight offered his srm to Graco; sho accept
ed it, and said,
"Gome, lseyema and Assclccoa, will you not ac
company us 7 I think my father will bo glad to
purchaso your venison ofyou."
The person addressed had regarded tho stranger
with a look of the deepest interest, but when, at the
question of Grace, tho knight turned his cjes upon
him, it left his features, and his faco assumed the
calm and passionless look peculiar to the Indian.
I.ookingtdown at a dead buck which lay nt his
feel, he answered in his native tongue, and his deep
gutteral voico awed the stranger:
"The venison, Whito Hose, is for my father, who
is now loo old and Infirm to procuro it for himself!
and Jsoycma must go with mc to prepare it for him."
lseyema followed her brother with a blush crim
soning her sunny chock and bosom; for during her
biothcr's speech, the stranger had regarded her
with a look of the most ardent admiration. She
had observed his manly bearing and noble propor
tion with pleasure. And indeed it is not to be won
dered at ; for the young llaron of Tranhan was
formed to win tho admiration of all at first sight.
His form", graceful, yet commanding, his broad
whito forehead, and his eyes of tho deepest blue
so deep that, at night, or when in animated conver
sation, thoy wcro mistaken for black. Add to this
a nose and mouth of the most perfect symctry, with
beautiful teeth, and it need not bo matter for surprise
that, short as was the interview, the stranger made
a deep impression on the heart of the simple and
artless lseyema.
Assclccoa flung the buck, over his shoulder and
strndo away with it. Adam Dell looked chop-fallen,
for ho had been thinking- of tho rich pastries the
noble monarch of the herd would make. And now
to seo it carried off to feed an old Indian, when
christian men were so much in need of it, seemed
to him like a hoinous sin. Tho llaron guessed
what was passing in tho mind of his fccrvani, and
will) an amused look said,
"Fear thee not, Adam, thy supper shall be good
and plenteous; for Sir Mark was famed for well
filled larders, and unbounded hospitality, in merry
Kngland, and I'll warrant ye, ho has not forgotten
it
And directing him to follow with the horses,)
heandGrace Mruck into, the footpath, ond wero
aoon out of sight. j
Adam Bclfremaincd precisely where his master
left him, for some lime. Atlast, rousing himsolf, he'
snurrcd uphishoiae and rode on muttoiinc. I
"Ah! now I see the why my master loft old Kng-',
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laim iui una uiiwiiiaiidii vumiiiT inc imuuiuri ui
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women play me oevi, win, a man . ora.ns.
In the mean lime, Grace and Sir (.uy were pro- J
cceoing on ineir -uiai.u aiiBicfmu Mini nr
utual sweetness; the inquiries retpecting lmr fath-
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. LMn. if Sir C,ux'h iourne. had h,
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agreoablc. i
A pauie ensued In the conversation, which the
Baron broke by saying,
"May I aik, Miss Howard, wlw were tltote young'
Indians who wcro your companions when 1 duturb-
edyou1"
They were tho children of an old chief wliase
nigwam it not far from my fathor't hoe. They
are the last remnant of a once powerful tube; and
the aged chief rumains lo guard the grates of tus
actors, though often urged by Ws noble son ,0
lc the white ma,,', dweU,BSa,d go far from
them. H attachment to ,he dace of of Ins tat.
and the scenes of bis former greatnett, is no utroug
that he will not gn, hut foddly looks forward to the
time when he thai! be at rest with his people. For
haps you may think it ttrange that the daughter of
a race, who bare been to cruel te the Indians should
be to intimate with them, but my father, who found
our attentions to his fitlier and sister, whom he ten
derly loves. Sweet licjema! who would not Jotc
her 1 Sho is to mo a titter, and as such I will love
her all the days of any Jifq. llui, see ! wo are at
homo now! There ',s my father, seated in the
porch ho docs not set ui yet."
Sir Mark tinned his head nt the sound of his
daughter's voico, and neognized his long expected
guest, whom he wclc cued with much cordiality.
urace, said no, "gymd sre that supper is pre
paicd for our guest, "iou do r.ot mean to deny him
tho hospitality of a mci, after crossing tho Atlantic
to see us?"
Graco blushed, and,0jlrew to give the ncces
rary orders.
Weeks passed away, nnd the ycunj Damn was
still at Sir Mark's. Hut the knieht's daughter
beautiful as she was; fit subject for a turn's pen or
a paimer s pencil, witn a mind mica 'or such a
shrine wove not tho chaina that held him there,
away from his home, although ho had tossed tho
Atlantic with the intention of winning Gnce How
ard for his bride. He hud seen her onct ere she
leftJEngland, tand though but a child, she bf. a deep
impression upon him. In the mean time, his fath
er, a staunch Iriend of Sir Mark's, died, tarncstly
conjuring his son to visit America; and altlniigh he
did not name it, yet he earnestly wishe) in his
heart that his son might marry the daughbr of his
old, and now somewhat impovished, friend,
Tho young llaron, finding himself tho owner of a
largo fortune, and being of a somowhnt chivalrous
and romantic temperament, thought of conplying
with his father's injunction. And receiving t press
ing invitation from Sir Maik to visit him, ho ar-
ranged his affairs and loft Kngland, attended ty ono
servant.
l'ivo years had elapsed since Sir Guy had ccn
Graco, and he now found her nil sho promised to
be a lovely and loving woman; and jot half a
child; a happy, gladsome creature, with a heart
overflowing with affection for the few she had to
lovo idolized by hor father and loving lseyema
with that ardor which tho young and happy heart
only can cherish. That all absorbing love tvhich
renders weak the strongest tics, she know nothing
of. True, she had read of it; but it seemed a some
thing sad and sorrowful a love not to bo desired.
But still, when sho thought of Assclccoa, feelings
which she dared not analyse, told her that her own
heart might one day have its own overpowering and j
r nrrrnoci rttr Invn Klin tflllnrt In Zir f2iitf nm elm
would to a brother; showed to him all her woodland
haunts and her favorito paths, and learned him how
to wrcatho wild flowers of tho most approved fash
ion; and gavo him lessons in the Indian tongue.
lint the book which Sjr Guy liked host to study,
was the speaking eyes and flushing cheek of Iseye-1
ma. He followed tho cliase witli her brother, and ' Grace, hearing nn unusual noise in tho hall, and
at night laid tho fruit of .i!s success at her feet. : seeing tint her father was not inclined to renew the
Asselccoa soon felt admiration, almost friendship, conversation, softly left the room, to ascertain whoso
for the pale (arc; for ho qnickly learned all the no- were the loud tones that had reached her in her fath
cessary cautions of tho Indian's life to bend tho er's chamber. Sho f .jnd Asscl ccoa in the hall,
tough boiv, to shoot with unerring precision, and to 'Why has my brother been absent so long from
guide the frail canoo over the beautiful lake. ) tho housoof his palo father V said Graco looking in-
Meantime, Sir Mark's health began to fail, anil to his face with n sweet smilo,
he daily crow more anxious about his daughter. Hut it was met with no answering one. Tho faco
He saw with pain that tbcre existed no aflection be-' f tho Indian was dark with conflicting passions,
tween Sir Guy and Grace. Ho could not live much his eyes flashed such revengeful fue, that Grace
longer; and then what would become of his orphan
child? Ho had all his lifetime cherished tho idea
that the two houses of Howard and Haviland wero
to be united. But he now saw it was not to be so,
and tho father's heart was troubled.
Winter was now fast approaching, and Sir Guy
becan to sneak of returnine home. Sir Mark felt !
in his heart that he should not survive the return of i
snrine. and he wished to confido Grace to his care, i
on her journoy to Kngland whether she must go,
in the ovent of his death, to reside with a maideti
aunt, whom Graco had never seon, she beinir ot her !
father's death the only relative Grace had: forGraco .
was the last relic of an ancient though decayed
house.
Sir Guv consented to remain throuch the winter,
much to the disannointment nf Adam Hell, uhnnas!
heartily tired of our good country.
The winter proved feverc, and Giace's worst ap
prehensions respecting her father's health, appear
ed about to be realized. Ho failed in strength evo
ry day, till at last he could not leave hh room.
Graco was over by his side. The linging laugh
and sylph -hka step nf the glcesomc girl, had given
place to the voire of subdued tenderness and the
nuict tread, so giateful to the invalid; and when
away from his presence, a look of anxiety and loli-
citudo sat upon her fair brow, but it gavo way to a
untie of holy love, whun her fathci'n glanco rested
upon hor, and her voico was cheerful, and hersmilo
ever bright to cheer and console him. It gnevod
the heait of that fond parent to think cf the lonely
condition in which he must leavo his fair child.
And Grarn saw with sorrow that, with all hor on-
- - -
deavors to render him comfortable and haimv. lliero
ii'no uninotriinrT U'ainliinrr llAnVllV at lilt tmitrt I
,
Sir Mark had laid in a stupor all day, but tow.rd ;
ciciuuj; in- louivu, .in ...- ii '
before a blazing fire, by Adam Hell and an old and
-...I.I-..I i ..u fuLvi f. , .r1
h-, muster. Afier muame tome time he called .
-
Graco to him, and said,
"Sit down, my child, by the side of thy father for
he has much to say to thee."
Gre seated hcraelf on a low ttool nt his fact,
and looked up smilingly into his Ikee. The old man
gazed long and fondiy on tho succt childWi face
upturned to hit, and murmurs,
f:. im.ee of ibv sainlml t,, I
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I'hetaars started to her ey w, ad the laid bet
head on bor fclhc.'iUnee to col ibem, white
hi. thin hand streveo Wvly W soooy ..
lh he serf.
Grace! dutt tWok you could lo mi:ed to the
will of the Lotd.dod He tee St to oto.e thy father', " thai 6 UCKed lot mnog mat cowroer
pilgrimage en earth I" Mm comforiihle.
"Dear father!" said the, "we will nt talk of that Ah.oIocch exputstedbtt thaokt. 'Amw, tore
now ; 1 trust you hve rtwny year jet to live." we!!," said be . "tell uot thy father oi mil ; he I. too
"Litten, Grace. Thy father hatt but a few day ill ktheir uch tidiogi.'
moie to remain upon earth, and 1 would not have
thre ignorant of it. I hsio teen, for a long lime,
that thou hat thought tho return of spring would
bring mo health and strength, but thou must think
so no longer, my child. The flowers of spnng will
bloom ocr my graxo '."
'Faihoi! dear father! do not say so ! You will
not, cannot dio !' exclaimed Grace, clinging to hnr
father's knees, and looking wildl) Into his faco for
the idea that her father would die, had novor enter
ed her mind, and now at hor father's words, the
black wares of sorrow nnd despair rolled over her
soul with irresistible force
At length, drying hor tears, and calming her emo
tion she said, 'Why these gloomy (otehodfngs, fath-
r ' Vou know the physician saya that when the
waim wnather comes again, you may hope for the
return ol health.'
'It is not ao.tnj child ; he is miitakcn.'
Grace bowel her hsad and wcptln llcnce;whl!e
the old man proceeded ;
'It is not for myself thai I regret to give up my
hold on life; for it has been one of suffering and
sorrow ; hut it is lor thy sake, my motherless child,
that thy father's hcait is troubled, and he would fain
live on but, the Lord's will be done. The spirit of
thy sainted mother hast ever been near thee, watch
ing over thee; and when mino it released from this
clayey appendago, it will join hers, and we will
guide thou aright to tho land of the blessed. But I
would speak to thco of our young guest. Sir Guy
Haviland hath prnnvscd to remain here until 1 .am
laid in the grave, and then thou and him will depart
for thy native land, whore thou wilt reside with an
aunt of thine Thy father is poor in worldly goods,
but I lc.tvc thee enough that thou neudst not be da
pendent. And, Grace, if thou Hhouldst ever marry,
promiio mc that thou wilt chooso ono whom thy fa
ther would approve, were he alive.'
'Oh, father!' said tho weepin g girl, 'Oh, father!
talk not to mo of marriage, nor of going to Kngland,
where every faco w ould look coldly on tho homeless
orphan. If thou diest, as thou sayest thou must,
grant me leave to stay hero, where I can visit thy
giavc, and watch that no sacrilegious hand date pro-
fane thy sacred dust
'Alas! poor child! who would protoct thee, here
in this doisolato wilderness V
'Assclccoa ond Iseyotna, father, thou knowest
they look upon me as a sister and their father, tho
noble and upright Tecanghnctreao. Surely, your
Graco will bo happier with such friends, rudo tho'
they bo, than in the splondid mansions of tho old
world. My wild manners and habits would illy cor
respond with those around inc.'
'Thou sayest true, Grace. Thy mode of life,
wlilr-t. T mvcnl f Iti t' nnpmir. iyi! l.in iinfitfAil ttiitA
lor the sphcro ol tile in which thou hast uy hum a
right to move. Hut' must the last scion of an an
cient house end her days in the rude wigwam of an
Indian 1'
As ho ceased speaking, ho sighed deeply, and
leaning his head upon his hand, sank into a revcry.
shrank back, alarmed at the furious aspect of tho In
dian. Perceiving her terror, he look her hand, and
his eyes rested upon her with a softened glanco, and
his fate assumed almost woman's tunierncss. Hut
he turned nway and muttered,
'Thou too art of that acuisod race and yet thou
att "ol lllm!
Grace listened in nameless tenor to these strange
wruS" Hut slio said,
'Wliat liali happened, Assclccoa ! why is your
face so dark ? and why do you call my race accurs
e(J 1 lseyema would not call us accursed ; and why
hould you ?'
At the mention of his sister's name the Indian's
face datkencd again, and tho marks of anguish wero
depleted upon it.
'Listen, Sweet Flower ;' said he, 'littcn ! Didst
ihou love the Indian girl ?'
'Did I love her ? Itatlicr ask, do I not love her.
And O I what has happened to her 1 where is she
let ma go to her this instant !'
'Thou can.t not go to hor.'
'What ! is ho dead !'
'Dtadto us.'
'What moan you ' Speak and tell mc what has
happened to my sifter.'
'Well, listen ! lseyema loved the young palo face
who was thy lather i guest ; and sue leu tier lorest
''omB " S "' '" stranger across the big waters,
Bnd hor sister will see her no more!' As he finished
speaking, the breast of the stern Indian heaved, and
his thin lip quivered with tho intensity of hi ctno-
, tion.
At this announcement, Grace started, and tho col
r fled from her cheek. Hein eo clojely confinci
i. tin. ,, r i
! or fled from her cheek. Being co clojely confined
I in the chamber of her father, she knew not ihat Sir
o( ,jU , th. comlianyu(
, ' anJ uroalhin , m.r oar words of love and
never etid'ne devotion
, , ,i t jr.. ir
'A.telecoa 1' said she, 'is this true I Has Sir
Guy JUuland been so base, so cruel, as toendcavor
! to w in the lovo of one whom he is too pioud to mike
' his bride V
'He haa!'
! A strong shudder ran through her frame, and lw
rytng her fece in hor hands, the wept bitterly : for
very dear to the hoart of Grace was lseyema. At
loaf lb she dried her tears, and urgnd Aselecoa to
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had
aoword her, that wt-s hi. intention, and he
rem to atk of her to tend one of her father' doom-
U U the lodge of " '
Jnce. to mWetrr to the went, of the aged Uof.
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Gracealtcnded him to Ihc door, earnestly be teeth,
ing him to bting back Iteycma, and to pte the
life of Sir Gut.
'Let nobloodb ahctl" said she. 'Let not ray
hrothtrcome back to me with hit hanJa red wllh
tho blood of ono who wat my father's jruett !'
Astelecoa gave the lUtirod promise that ho woulJ
spate the lifo of his sisltr'a betrayer, and they par.
ted one to commence a toilsome Journey, on foot
nnd alone, nnd tho other to her ntlcndanco on her
sick parent.
It was tho last of March, and the enow that had
0 long shrouded the earth, was banning to melt,
so the Indian had little ttoubte in following the trail
of the fugitives. They had hut a few houit tho
start of him, and ho hoped to overtake them by pbr
auing a shorter routo than the ono they had ttken
they having gone In tho direct route to the townt on
tho sea-coast,
""Asho juuttieyed through thewlw.e could liear'
tldlngt of those ho sought from overy one; for tho
passing of atieh a cavalcade was an event of eomo
importance in thote simple timet, and known to ev.
cry inhabitant on their route. At the townt became
more frequent, he left the woods entirely, nnd atruck
into the more traveled path.
I After a few inquiries on llio morning of tho fourth
, day, he advanced more swiltly, for ha knew that he
I now must bo within a few miles of thote he sought.
As he brooded over the cause of his journey, he al
most forgot his promite to Grace to leave Sir Guy
unharmed ; and ho fiercely grasped the handle of
his tomahawk, nnd hit face assumed a look of deter
mined revenge.
As he attode forward, tho trampling of horses
struck upon his sensitive ear. In a lew minute
tho cavalcnde wero visible, and he saw it was those
of whom he was in pursuit. Sir Guy and Isoyema
rode in front, and Adam Bell brought up the roar.
They wcro to deeply engaged In converaatlon that
they did not perceive the solitary Individual who
who stood in their path, until their hones stopped,
refusing to proceed.
On looking up to aacertaln the cause, Sir Guy
recoiled ; for there, with his rifle within a foot nf hi
breast, stood the injured brother of hnr whom ho had
won from hor peaceful home.
A piercing shriek escaped from lseyema, and
boating up the rifle, ahe sprang from her horse, and
throwing herself at ihe feet of her brother, she
clasped his knees, exclaiming, 'Spare ! Oh, spare
him! I alone am to blame 1 Oh, Asatlecoa! by
the lovo wo liavo borne each other from our child
hood by tho pleasant memories of our forest home,
by tho lovo you bear our aged father and our sister,
1 conjuro you lo desist. Kill mc if you liko ; but
spare, Oh 1 spare my huilaneH1
Asselccoa had temained immovable during hit
sister's address, He had not even Rooked at her,
but kept his eye, glaring with Intense hatred, fixed
upon Sir Guy, who had dismounted, and stood with
his drawn sword in his hand. Hut as lseyema men
tioned Grace, his promise lo her came bark to hi
memory, and when she finlahed, by declaring Sir
Guy to be her hutbaud, he slatted, nnd allowed his
surprisoby uttering tho common Indian exclamation,
"light"
Sir Guy then explained to his Indian brother, how
after proceeding some way on their Journey, lseye
ma s uddonly declined her resolution to roturn homo.
No endearments or entreaties on his part, could in
duce her to prococd. Tho imago of her home nnd
its loved ones, came back to her mind with a force
and distinctness that could not be resitted,
and sha had tried to escape from him In the night.
Finding that her determination was not to be alter'
cd, and feeling deep remorse for hit baseness In
winning her from her friends, to live a life of guilt
with him, ho conquered llio pride which prompted
the deed from which his noble soul revolted, and
mado to lseyema the only reparation In his power.
Yes, the haughty and high born Guy Haviland, clasp
ed to Ids bosom as his bridu, the simple and unodu
cated Indian maiden! They were returning to ask
pardon and forgiveness, when they mat Attulecoa.
The brother was satisfied, and pleatod at hit tit
ter's happiness, although at times his brow clouded,
when he felt that his sitter could never be to him
again what she had been. Hitherto, her thoughts
and affections had centered ia the little circle of
home. Her father, brother and Graco were all tho
world lo her; and Asselecoa, under the calm oxteri
0; of his race, had felt a love for Iteyema at deep
as beat in the breast of the pale face at hor tide.
It was tuwaid evening as they arrived near home.
As they rode one by one through the narrow path,
the sun poured his tlaiiting columns of light through
tho dim forest aisles. The breeze aighed gently
through the waving tree tops, and the early birds of
spiing wero twittering on thu boughs above our
travelers' heads. The snow had entirely disappear
ed from the ground ; the air was balmy and soft ;
tho trees wero putting forth their buds, and here and
thero a timid wild flower might be ditcried peeping
forth, and then khrinking back again, aa if afraid
that old Winter had not yet resigned his reign.
Our little patty were feelingly alive to the beauty
of the scene. Sir Guy was ever an ardent sdimrrr
of nature, aud it stirred up the strong poetical feci
ngs (ever acute in Naturu't children) that lay in
tho breattt of the Indians. Iteycmawaa wild with
delight at the iJea of again teeing her father and
Grace, and ever and anon, at alio gazed around,
snatchet of sweet wild aoligt would burst from her
lips. Her hutband gazed in tilent delight upon her,
and he thought at that moment that he would bo
proud to pioitut to ixiro and beautiful a cicaturs
as his forest wife tu tho haughty damct of the old
world.
Atselecoa kept a few paces In advance of the
wearied horct, muting on what would be Grace's
feeling at the happy termination of lieyerna't love,
and thinking how little likely il was hit own would
nd o happily for he wtll ksew that proud old
Sir Mark Howard would never give hit daughter to
an Indian, noble though he wat, descended from a
long line of chiefs and liaga who had rulol before
the deluge. He thought that Grace lucked upon
bun aaiy as a brother, and he uw the lulicr i.x.e
tity there wat fur mattering a paktton thu had been
tiloMly lilleadlli lucreawng for yean.
The path here widened into a road, arid the par.
ty movtd quickty forward to catch a ghuipte of the
log mantion of Sir Mark, when nought Una l.ttji

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