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Si .llri' loiiiwilia wlnil it ih, I tly to lin e Ami l.i.v il 1 1 a : i . i: if it lip tin' lit'iiviiM'HH that, ciiiiu'i In tiiki-n uf uicii ijiati'il ill. lv Im-'iiii laki - mi IhtiI uf what it is Sinri' 'ti Tiiv will. Kitr ! in -i-U" "1" pa-t awl prison! rart. I ir ii n v t liinu bi-Miili. Imn juyfiilly . 1'asnrii that HlmiiNt 4'ilitni'y hour, ,My Cuil, wall I'iiiL'! Viirc tniiniuil than t!ie HiiUui-sa uf thr ui'il Vlall' plari-lal tliall I lit- Mlrlirr lit T " .i t hour. 1.1. -t t'laa aavtllini; WV I.iihiiui lira lli :ii-al Ii Tli pm, n r.l wli.il .' I'll 'ha w hniii ii, ai ih ih. if I ilrnin', i 'i' i ai.i- I'rnni nil ' i-n ilniii lay -ipuil ei'k. l. I. "I li A ;.-k!c-y season hai vt M:iiitii'ian is al'mnt to and -'"t." t tiun "1 A wig thiit won t t-tay in place Scliles w i"1. dace A ilrink WW i;i water. Military nun for a seumsiress- do not make very ei il aatiioi i;n-s. I ; America r.i catt'e plague tin 1 j it price et licet. Nil in' ill ' -mlt coll and iie ha th ,.i,i;c Tl iiet ' it a ; ay to tie : ill dose it tin cholera of contempt. give A horse pit I. lh, hiive e, iil, l i Itl-H t V- ill since horse to eiitiaj In s!i. 'lrll i tile lie u'i ell by it juM -t acre ol of the ('OIIIImcI peace I 'eaec. My d";ir'' an cpr I ;. man ;;in! wife at t lie an n! ul a (p'.arrcl. essioii used commence- wllo Wlites is ;ui Ohio Pel I'Oll '.illl ' Nasb, lilllli;. i '-,.i:- lef.cl editor Mimed iaieUe. Tii viileiiee lias contributed s'-'d.-mid for flu- Portland Suil'erers l'ro ideiice is cry Und. Some people ait- always siehing and weepiii'i'. They make the Voyage (.!' life u tr!i),iii;,t, voyage. An ( .change says -a league of lliiimr is bciusj t'oriiii'd in X'irginia." They need one had eliniieh. W o .i'i b ri ink t make friends ith ii mute ; he o!!nr day. but he t tin ii i ! a licit' carlo ail our advances, A nobleman. I.onl .lames Puiler, is milkman in Oliisgo-v, Scotiand. lie isii canny fellow, no doubt. .lersey lightning will hereafter be known a nee lle gun whisky. An Alabama negress recently iro,liieeil tour children iit one birth. She is doiinr well, and rob;ibly won't ever do any better. Why are persons who despise ' countrymen" and those who love country M-ciics exactly alike? Pe caus" i hey are Imtli ru-t ic(h):iters. If you iire looking al a picture, you t iv to give i; the advantage of il g.md IUUI. your fellow b pict lire. A nosegay I'o. ir braiidv as emu icons to ;i vnd are to n is easily obtained. toddies ;i day for il couple of months will put you in l he way o one that will astonish all your friends. The Trilniiir recommends that fires be built on every hill t p. It speaks liguiiitively we presume, but then it is milking light of the country, nevertheless ! j Whenever yon meet a man or wo- man who is ashamed to be caught at any res eclaitle employment, it sign there is a very tender soinew hereabout the brain. is a spot 1 ainiy 1 't in says flu delight in picking the men take women to pieces. I,sr!iniii: Tiui' enough," Fanny. The eoni poueiil part sol' a modern lady af ford a study for us men in which almost every branch of science ami manufacture are represented. -m A (lA.tr. oi- Pokui!" in Cam PoitNiv. Four persons had seated themselves in the mines to play a game of poker the unto, as n sub. slitule for inoiiev, being a handful I ln' school ideas, ami nil the high ol' gold dust. They continued play- l''d refinement of my father und ii"-' for sometime without either side bint hers, pose up in defiance of the winning much. At length, one of title. Willis, however, saw only a the parly, who had a good liand. 'bie. stiilwiirt tanner, with a good, went a handful "better." I honest Mace, ami a hearty, cheery " I see that. and L-o a noi 1u.iri.rr I Miiee. und W illis said : cried out another, who also had a si rung mum. " I see thai." responded Ihe first, and go a (fittirt better !" "Well, I see that, und go n gnlhw bctlcr," said the other. This 'nther disconcerted his nd vcrsary for it inoiiicnt, us it " over sl.ed his pile." Hut confident in the superior strenglli of his hand, he collect! d together all the gold dust lie had left, and putting it usjde, eooly ictn irkcd to one of his coin piuilims: "Here, .1 i it, watch my pile until t go out and dig enough fo call him:" HUADFOHI), VERMONT, FIMUY, SEPTEMBER U 1 8f(. Vl 'RV, VOl ytmsi Til A I a :. 11 V AMY OKA HAM. ' Do vnu wiin I to go r risked un father, holding the invitation poised upon Lis out -spread fingers. 'Of course she does,' said my youngest brother, Will, laughing; girls always want to go!' 1 ilid want to accept that invita tion, so I did not dispute Will's as sertion. There was something very tempting, to a city-bred girl just re leased tnuu boarding school, in an invitation to spend some weeks in a 1 r I ...... ... 1 .11 1 . eouiiirv larm-uousi', ami, auocu ro this, there was still another induce- ment, to Tttiow'nvTainit Fanny, i I was mot herfrss from my very . , in1;i!icy, and 1 had never known my i relatives on my mother's side. My I father had married very younyr. the jmolher of his four boys, and had been left a widower when Will whs ! two years old; fur five vcars he j mourned truly the wife of nisvoiith. I then lie married a young girl who j was visiting one of las friends, and ! in one short year ing me it pale. she too died, leav sickly baity. My nurse was succeedeil Pv my school mistress, tiud I w;is not at home, ex cept for a few short weeks in the sninmer holidays, until I had com- plctcd my seventeenth year, when 1 I came iiome to remain; my father i providing 'misters iu music and lan jgunges. that. 1 might not lose my time. And now, in the litst nioiitii of this home-life. ciiine an invitation from an unknown Aunt l'annv, who claimed to be my mother oldest siier. ami wisued to have a visit from her niece. The letter w as dated I avy 's t 'oi ucr. ami I was directed to si ml word to Wtiodtown, and 1 should lind tin-re an eseo t to my aunt's t'iii m. My father debated the matter for some minutes, then look ed at my pale cheeks, ami no doubt sent ;i loving liiemiirv to my mother which opened his heart to her sister, and .-aid : Puck up, then ; when can you be ready V 1 'On .Monday; but am I to go : aloi.e ;' No ; Willis shall take you.' i Y iilis was my father's old eonli ilentia! clerk, who had escorted me o and from school in all my holiday trips, so 1 was quite prepared for this answer, and proceeded to pack up immediately. My four brothers, whose pet illiil plaything I had been ; iii all our holidays, were loud in ! their complaints at such ' shabby treatment:" but the country and that i unknown aunt were too tempting to i be l'l'si- ted, and I persisted iu my resolve to go to 1 law's Corner. The Housekeeper Who father since his packed up cakes en. I. to main;.: had lived w ith my first widowhooil, ami .sandwiches n ;i garrison in a state ol siege, and had a breakfast that was ii treat for an epicure ready for me when I came down on Mon day ninr.iinu dressed for my journey. Father filled inv porte mouiiaie iiliei ally, kissci I llie warmlv, and exact ed ;i promise of frequent letters, and then, Willis hinting at the vir tue of punctuality for a railway .journey, I left the fin t.,11. manly figures standing oti the steps, while I drove o!V. hi'"" doubtful already about my antii'ipa -d pleasure. The journey was an eventful one. and on ihe afternoon of the second day we came to the lii tie station at Woodtown. Willis hud declined to remain there for the night ami re turn home by the morning train, so v.e looked about for some vehicle to Jake our trunks and carpet h ags to Ihe hotel. The only wheeled article in sight was a large canvas-covered waggon which stood down on the road, below thearch which had been erected for the train to pass over. We were still looking disconso lately iit the little cluster of houses below us, forming the village, when a heavy trend made the wooden Might of stairs leading up to the! I platform creak, and a shock of light j ' hair, a tall w hite hat. and a sun ! burned lace appeared, followed by a 1 1'1'11 broad shoulders, and linally .I..- tt-. ... .1. ...... i'.... ..1.. 1 1 " '"'"i.iiiiiiii ic-i, cam Ill muddy boots, wlioie soles were about two inches thick. Heavy corduroy trousers and a gray ilaii ncl shirt made the costume of this tall figure, and a large riding whip was his only weapon, lie looked at ns from n pair of bright blue eyes, and then said in a very plensaiil though loud voice : ' Are you my cousin, Amy (Iraham !' His cousin! All my finiiteld board ' Mrs. lirow n's son V ' Yes sir! Ocrald P.rowu is my name.' (icrald my own brother was named (braid. Audi looked with interest at my cousin. Oh, dear me! liefore I had tiiuefo Keren in or exert any other feminine defence, this fall countryman put his great hands under my anas, lifted me up as if I had been a baby, timl delil,. crnlely kissed me; then putting me down, he shouldered my big irunk, nml with a steady, heavy tramp went down the wooden steps to the canvas covered waggon, and shoved file trunk in. Up ngain anil the lit- in Trunii loiioweu tile-slug one, and v.v Jllis's carpet-hag wa seized, when lie said : J 'Not that, Mr, ti, that is i mine.' Well, you are coming over to the Corner, are you not f ' Thank you, no. 1 return by to morrow nuiiiiiiig'.-j train.' All the entreaties that warm hos pitality could snirtfcst were used t i induce li i in to accompany mc, but in vain, and lnvin taken the di rection of the hotel, he saw me i seated on the seat of the wa ""on. ! 11 . . . """ ' i ami nane me oou-ov. 1 think when (icrald took his ilace beside me on fin- board which lormed Hie wilful seat,l telt some thing the same sensations its wo.ild have resulted lVom limliu myself ierclied.Ul)n the box beside my father's coachman, James, We rode for some time iu silence, I resolutely staring forward at the dry. dustv. To;id. nit at last the ; kindly voice broke the qfiiet, as my i cousin said : ' Are you tired. Amy V I looked round, llow could 1 have thought his face if common one The profuse clusters of waving light hair made a thousand little risp curls over his high forehead, and his huge blue eves were full of bright inimation. Jlist smile showed a sweet mouth, and unbroken rows of white teei h, mid the sunburned fen - tares, though large, were handsome and regular. Having made this mental inventory, and indignantly ! asked myself if 1 expected to meet city dandies m a farm-house. 1 was all ready for chatting. 'T'red ' llow far havo v,e got to Ji'. ' 'Ten miles! The horses a re tired coming down in the heat of the day, or we should go fasicr. Von look tired or sick, or .something. Such white cheeks" 1 I am never very rosy.' 'Then the corner is the place for you. All the girls here have cheeks like pennies. You know how to ride ' Oil. yes. I brought my habit ami Vour ' ' Hiding dress.' ' Oh yes I in fact, make any difference here we don't Some of the giris have a long calico skirt, leit mostly they jump on iust as they are. Wei! we have fine horses on our place trained to the saddle, so if you like to ride you can.' He was very chatty now the ice w;is broken, and made me so many tillers of service, so limay promises of pleasures to come. that, his 'Here we are!' ;it the gate of a v. India road, was ra lier an unpleasant nu- lionueenieiil, than the reliel I had expected it to be when The house ;it whose door standing, while he drove io the barn, was small, with little windows, and a high, j ointed roof, and 1 hesitated about knocking. He came back while I was standing there. ' Not got in,' he cried Come i this way !' He led me round the porch which em lrci d tlx house, to ii back doov and into the kitchen. Here fast as leep in a rocking-chair, we found a middle-aged woman, whose striking likeness to CiciaUl preo.ired me for his Hiiioa. mother!' ' Mercy ou me. .Jerry peevishly, opening her said. ! don't eve holler so. 1 ain't deal.' Here's Amy, mother.' ' 'ome round here, Amy, I want to get up, and my hea; easy. You're younger than and can come to me.' I obeyed, and after looking earnestly, she said, in a soli. don't ; "s just 1 iUlt, ai me : gentle Voice, entirely unlike her previous tone ; '.IiistliTic what poor A1117 was when she went to the ( ity to teach, lleigho! Study and teaching kill ed her. Kiss me, dear, aiul take olf your bonnet.' then I 'Tea rendv mother .'' asked C.er- aid, as I threw aside mv travelling . 1 11 cioaiv ami imniici. 1 No. .lerrv ; is it m ; ' Past six, nearly si a en ; and Pin hungry as a hunter.1 ' Can you make a .lolinny cake, Amy f inquired my aunt, iu the lan guid drawl, which I afterwards found Wiis habitual to her. 'I ? No, ma'am. I can't cook.' 'Can't! Why how old are. you, child!' ' Scvcnlecn.' 4 Ami can't make a Johnny cake!' The idea seemed to rouse up hep dormant energies, for she left the rocking chair and hegau to move about the kitchen. I was dusty, tired, and heated with my long ride, ami, after a few moments, ventured to ask if I might go to my room, ' .Jerry, take her traps to my room,' said Ins mother. ' on II sleep with me. A y ; there ain't but two sleeping rooms in the house, Jerry's mid mine." 1 followed Jerry to a l u ge, com fortably, though plainly .furnished room, and w hen he had deposited my trunks, liHol for me a large wa ter pitcher, he departed. I bathed lace ami neck, lished out a cool mus lin from my trunk, smoothed my tangled curls inlo order, and donned a pair of slippers ; by the time this ! oierntiiii was completed, ficrald's i ch-nr voice called me to tea, and r went down again to the kitchen. j Katin xhere, and the total absence j of servants, did not surprise me, for numerous novels h;id impressed up- 011 my mind the fact that this was uic custom in xne rnn turn ! l was unprepared for .A mil l"aiiii's start ami .terry s widely opened eyes ilS 1 Olille 111. ' Why. Amy, you're a perfect pie- i turn !' said Gerald. 'Ain't that pretty frown, mother V ' 'A hat the iimc of dressing wnai t, just for tea at home ! jn.v aunt. I rlanced at my simply white dresn, and wondered up so said made what tvlish they would say to my moie liiurrfi and jrrenndiiies, hut only thanked (leiiifd for his compliment, and lit his mother's remark pass un answered. Joimnv cake, I found. was a mixture of Indian meal with other ingredients, and parth ularly iioahitaMe from a superabundance ; of salt, (icrald complained loudly. but- a hint of headache from his mother silenced him, or rather tuni ca ins grumiiiing io a tender care i 't m plenty, .lerrv likes it si roil" ' of her, whieh was very touching. I obeyed inv directions literally. .Mother sutlers very much. Amy,' i 1 put a double' handful of cohVe fcer he said to me; '-yon will find her ! mils in 1 he coffee pot. deposited an ! , ainng iiiost ot inenme, out i nope you will overlook any deficiencies, 1 answered politely and the sub ject dropped. , As soon as tea was over Oerald , asked me to walk over the farm with i him. and, as 1 pleaded fatigue, he i took some chairs out to the porch, and we sat there chatting until nine i o'clock when my aunt called me in. and I found this was the usual bed time at Havy's Corner. 1 was very tired, and. in spite of the novelty of my position, slept .soundly. ' Amy ! Amy 1' It seeni"d about 1 he middle of the night when this call and a most en ergetic shaking roused me. ' Amy,' said my aunt. it is five o'clock, and .lerrv has gone dow n !' Well ." I said, sleepily. ' You're younger than I am. you get up li; st and pur the keti.il on; by that time I'll come down.' ' Put, A tint Fanny' I began. 'Come hurry, .terry is whittling. "t and that's a si i. Its 1, In ear f.tsr. I got up slowly, wondering what I was expected to do next, and be gan to dres myself. " Mercy on me ! d an't stop to curl your hair ; tuck it up any how.' I twisted mv curls into a roll and put on ii black net. and then took a tucked skirt and wrapper from my trunk. ' I Hess my heart ! you ain't ;i g.v ir.g to put on that fixed up thing to get breakfast ." ' (let breakfast ! I get breakfast ; f. who, to mv shame lie if spoken. I started. 1 hardly knew a colVe pot from a fry -he left me ' ing i.;in. 1 thought of mv father's elaborately prepared table, and won del'i l, for the lirst time, how lint rolls, steaks, eggs, and coffee were made: if I had been informed that they all grew, ready cooked on a tree. I could lint have brought one item of actual experience to contra dict the assertion, Oct breakfast ! My French lawn wrapper must return la the trunk' ; but- the thicker materials were mill ed and trimmed, open from the vait ami required embroidered skirts, so. in the plainest of tiiein, I earned my aunt's ciiiitemp'iiou a comment ' Fixed olf to kill !' 4 What must f do,' inquired ' un til you come down !' ' Well. I shn'n't be down yet a wliile : my head aches, dust make the I'll!!''!', a. 'id biiil some eggs, alio fry some slices of ham ; you'll find bread in the closet.' P.oil ! fry ! coffee ! 1 started down stairs, .lerrv was in the kitchen. ' Where's mother !' ' (bit the headache !' 1 answered, short ly enough. 'Well, I've made the fire, and and' ( icrald was evein g mv wrap- 1 per, and tlieeinbroideiy on the skirt, ' and the kettle is on ; but but' ' Well !' 1 said, laughing now. 44 Ain't she coining down at all !' ' No, I'm to boil a ham and' ' What !' ' No, boil an egg and fry a hiiin' 'What!' ' Well its boil, and fry, and eggs, and ham, mid that's all I can tell y on.' ' Put, Amy' 'Stop, hi me lliii.s'.i. Iain fresh from ;i boarding school, and. as we have a housekeeper, and plenty of servants, I never boiled or fried any thing iu my life ; but I am not too old o learn, ntfl if aunt Fanny is sick, why I'll try now, only luiiui. sir, if you laugh at me, I'll retire from service and letiirn to New York. Where is Ihe ham V 'llravo! What n spunk v little' I'.i.;..,, ,,!,i., , .... i a'.-. 4... . I I none id' mv bu ..'iii'ii I'nii' ' "in in.. .inii i i n i ness, to be sure ! H iiniuiugs und the ! ! but won't thosi holes in your petticoat Miller in the : boiling and frying operations V ' H'pose they will. Never mind !' ' Well, I'll get the ham nml slice it for you, am! bring In Home eggs, ami then von must release me until attend to the live stock. Can you make out V 'Oh. yes. Where are the po! and pans V (icrald did not leave me nnlil ail my materials were found and ready for use, i hen with a Miy. yet not un MT31ttEIt 1 1. manly grace. In knee and said :- bent down ou one ' N ' are ou a level, now won't you lud me good nun niii" V ! 1 understood liim. and .riivfnllr j inclined, I hi,,, a 1(',ntv kiss I ami I Hank vml. a, id lie bounded ; oi' like a stiiyf, leaving me to Imiii. ness ami tuc:iktal p-tiin . nn, i iii.ii ixiiimi nie.MIt pltltaig I things in water ami .standing them on the lire, so I put the eg-s inn saucepan, tilled it from the pump I ami stood it on the coals. Then I piled the .-dices of ham tieath in the friiig pan I put that beside tlie 'eggs; t'Ut coifee how was eoil'ee I made ; Keiilly interested now, I j tle'v up stairs and roused inv aunt , from her nap. j ' Aunt i'aniia. liy,y do on make I cofi'ee .'' j ' Ib'ess the child wii.d a tnrt you gave me ! liy. you pur it iii'the i I l.-i..... .1 coiiee pot, pour iMMling water on it. and then set it down to boil. Put in an egg, Amy, to clear it.' ' Where is the coffee T In the red tin can in the closet. i , gg on top of them. Idled mi the not i -j,, hoiimir w:iier. and set it on the stove. My eggs were boiling mer rily, ami a strong smell of burning ham tilled the kitchen. The under- i side was surely done, so I drew it I out. ii w as rai uer iiiaciv onoiie side, but I put it on a plate, and resolved to watch the next layer more care fully. '. It was half past six when (b raid Vaiue in. his bright, face Hushed wii h i the early exercise, and his em ery ! voice ringing out like pleasant music ! ' 4 lircakfisi: riiidy. Amy?' , 'Oil yes! Is I hat the 'way tu set , fin' table, (.Icrald .'" i ' First rate ! How long have your ' eggs been Polling .'" ' About an hour.' ' Such a ringing burst of gleeful laughter as burst from my eoitsinV ' lips 1 never heard heidiv. He I.iugh- ; ed 1 ill t he teal s Mood then, with a sudden : said: II! His i-ye-. gravity, he and burst j 4 i. guess they're don : out again laughim. ;hing. i Spite of a ; him. I ' Il-'IW hlllj e.xed feeling I joined ought t'a'V t -. boil. ! Gerald i" ! 4 Three minutes.' 4 Three miniii.es : w Ii v the water asn t warm m three iniuiues.' 4 Yo.i didn't 'at them on iu cold nter ;' I 4 Yes ; is that funny too V for his ! hearty hoigii broke out again. ' It is rude, real rude i'.n m to i laugh." be i'.id. penitently, in a few ' minutes. '1 .!io".!il know no more my self, if mother was right smart, but ; she's been ailing so much that I've done a great, deal of woman's work, ami pride myself on my coakiiig. Pish out the eggs. Amy. and 1'il get I .'iome more, i iio wafer is Jirst-rate. e sat down presently, and Jer I ry poured the ceiiee into i la- tabic . coffee-pot. " ' The ci lifer's rather weak. Amy," he said, hesitatingly j how much ; did yen put in ." A double handful.' i 4 Sin 1; wee lisls as yoisis don't hold much.' lie said, raiding the lid , and pc ping ia. ' Why Amy, lime's ; 11 iflr ,( c.';;. You ought to hae crushed it.' ' Your mother ,s.,'.d to put in an : egg.' Put you didn't giiii'l the cofl'ei-.' and tieiald bit ids hp ; but, seeing my rueful face, he did i:ol laugh, j but. throw ing out my mess, he shov.' . ed mc how to make colf. e, and fma- lially, at what he inloi med u;e va i ian 'unheard of hour.' we sat, down to bi'i aklast. Aunt i'aiinv did am I pie justice to some toaM, cgs, and i coiiee, w hich (icrald prepared and i look to her, but languidly itilbrincd j us t hat she did not feel able to rise, j congratulating herself on the fact that the ' spell didn't come on' till I ! was 'there to bike the care." ! ' I'm sorry I can't stay to help voii clear up,' said (icrald, disconsolate I ly ; 'you ain't used to it, and moth er's fixing for sick, I see; but I must i be oil for I'm nearly two hours be hind t i ii ii ' now.' ! 4 Oh, iievi-r mind me. I'll g, ' j idoiig, und lam glad Fin hereto' ' help.' ' I ' Whal shall I living in for dinner f i I Sntnet hing to roast is easiest : or no, I I'll tell voit, I'll bring you a leg of j mutton to timl. and you've nothing! to do but put il iu a pot and stand il j I on a tire.' ! ' Ho you grind ii, or mash it, ori j any thing V ' No I'll fix it ready for yon.' lie was as good ns h,s wo.d, find ; left the mutton on the the before la j starlet! oil. Ihe clearing up ''iitne nexl, and I could do nothing niter that uhtil I had donned a new wrap per and skirt, hanging up the llrst, drenched with dishwater to dry. llow do people wash di .lics iu dry ness ? Kvit.v saucer dripped I, ul lowiinco of soapsuds over me us I lilted it from tic pan and wiped it. I wet live towels wringing wet, ami wui one sea of greasy wider myself. 'Aunt Funny, w lint do you cook with boiled mutton, nml how do you cook it V ' It's too late for boiled mutton.' ' But it has been on for nearly two hours. Oh! Well, loil Rome itotatoen, and yon 'H timl wme jicc ; Jerry U fond of it with mutton.' ; ! if, m the excess of uiv pratitnde j she h;id informed m,- tiiat Gerald I had a partiality for fried elephant j steaks. I should have undertaken j to procure them, so boiled rice, sound i ed Minple enough. Deluded Amy t I I'm sure if ever I had the nightmare iit will rake the form of boiled rice. f had ascertained that potatoes nvpiireil mon- loilin than esrs, was posted up,' as Will savs, m.the cabbage tpiestion, ami had iweived the most careful directions how to piepare the rice, prevent its scorch ing, and the accurate tin. - rc;quire;l for boiling. One more fluesiion re- i mai'icd llw much shall I cook auntie V ' As much as will fill a vegetable dish.' lowa stairs I w ent feeling fully the inipoitaileo of my new position. : 1 filled tlie vegetable dish with riee, picked and w ashed it, and set it on in a large p.,t to b,il. UoilL- I was watching the lire with, one eye, amf my rice with the other, wti5n I stvw : the hitter begin to rise slowly in the not. It rose with a spiteful, bub bling noise, swelling immensely like some live thing till it tilled that gn at pot full, and still it swelled. I here it until it threatened to rise ovt r the edge, and then I got smoth er pot and put half into that. 1 was beginning to liclieve the sfutT lie wit died, for with a steady swell, ami positively malicious noise, it till ed both pots, and T got a third. I was desperate. What if it was like the porridge in the fairy tale, which boiled porridge till it filled houses, roads, nml village, until all the in habitants were smothered. Wtill it rose slow majestically, threatening to till the third pot. 1 was staring at it, with a perfect fascination, when ; t oTaid came in. j ' Why, Amy, what a lot of rice! j What are y ou going to do V j Mb. crazy, 1 tiiink ! If has filled one pot. and then another, and now a third; and it goes oji swelling;' j and rising, and swelling. It 1ms j swelled up fo this now. When will ! it stop.' Will it go on swelling all day !" j ' How much did you put on ?' , 4 About two or three quarts ." ! ' Dry 1 Two or three quarts dry V I ' Aunt Fanny said that dish full,' j I said, humbly, for the clear, ringing j laugh of the morning warned me I that I had made a now- blunder. 'After it was cooked. Amy ! Mut- ioll done ' ! d-n.'t know. 1 :.. mutton swell , up . V . . ... . I '.n, nor ca joages. inese are ! '!0!"' x) 11 (','i-n'"1- Hiiioo, mother!' j far iit that instant my Aunt Fanny ! appeared at the door. ! ' I Hum r ready !' she inquired, lan- i o'li'liy. i v es, sain vii raM, gravely. - We've got rice; do you like rice P Aunt Fanny's eyes fell on my three pos, and the white mass which still steadily .swelled up with its tri umphant, insolent bubble. 4 JJlcss my heart. Amy, what are you t hiiiking about V 4 Never mind, mother, this i.s new work.' And Ocrald put his mother in a chair, while he and I 'dished ,; He praised my cabbages and tatoes, hut could not resist a merry eiapha is when he said : ' Cm: in. slmil I In lp yen fo rhvt Me n'i be b.i.diful.there'' plenty of it.' I abhor rice ! I hate rice! 1 aliom- ; mute rice! l detest riee! I despise rice! Amil ('iiiiiiy miide rite cakes lor tea that night; riee balls for I freakiest (he next Inmning, followed i by lie;; pudding for dinner, and rice ; cares again for tea. J am happy t say that the rest of the mass s. mred, and was rven to the pigs. I sincerely hope they enjoyed ir. H hot her it was my awful extrav agance on the rice question that ri.ii-ied Aunt Fanny, I am unable to ..!.'. : but she was about ugain for ' ek, trusting me with no responsi b'iity. bu: i;i,r, jug niy years tell up on me very painfully in this sty le: You're younger than Iain, Amy; ; g I me some water, will you V 4 You pick the vegetables. Amy. I You're y ounger than I am.' j I'p stairs and down, in doors anil : out, morning, noon, and night, I i travelled, spurred on by tho eternal j ' You're younger than I am,' till I I wished I was as old as Metliuscla, if only for th" pleasure of retaliating , once. I was acquiring a vast amount of i useful information' on the cooking question, and under the early hours i and exercise my checks were glow i ing as they had never done before, i One week passed away, and nf. i dinner time, one line day, (Icrald re I minded me of our proposed ride. I will come ill at four o'clock, so ready, was his parting cry, and L promised to comply. It had b"cii nil her amusing to me Io see my Aunt and (ierahl admir ing so naiv cly my city made ward rube, ami I dressed for my ride with it panloiial le ilesiic to ' astonish tho na,!vis.' I blushed my hairin wav. ing bands in front, but let it fall in ilso'Mi profusion of natural curls on my neck; t ion I donned my bull' Nai.kceii habit, In aided the white, and put on my jauntiest linen collar r. ml black necktie. My stnr.v hat, was turned up round the rim, and Inula long whiie feather encircling the ere u, and falling on one side uliniist to my shoulder. I had just drawn o.i my gauntlets and taken my prelly whip, when I heard tier iilil culling me. 1 gathered up my skirl nml ran dow ii, Cicrald'h whis tle was juM what I eNpoeteil. ' You lock good i nmiglf toeaf V he ci It . enthusiastically, mid, ntnnping Coitrlfttrfl on I'omlh 'W.