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BUSINESS CARDS.
O. A.WUVANT,
l)ilrlnCiigllh,l'rencii iin.l Amcrlnin DryOooui,
"yt (t ()(liiilt,Kiil OroccrlfHi
CruckeryiOI"" 1111,1 ,,liri1 Wore.
KlmStreet,
DDA.I3KSI!V ''''"" W.I.1001)3.VOUOCniUES.
AI.Sll CONHTANTLY ON IIAND,
V'niMTd.OOM'UCTIONAHY.rtUMMEBUUlNKaANIJ
1 ' IlUI'UKSIIMUNTd.
CI!STIIl.TnEETl)PJOSITli WIHTNKy's II0TEL,
flKd. .MKI.I.III, Ol!U. 11. Hl.AIlK.
' A. JIATCII, & CO.
At Ihe old Sland lutctij occupitd bj
, j. a. Tiunou; , .
fanA.CU8tNIM.01IUV.I.(!OOI)SAltI)onoijteniCS.
CONn'.CTIONAHY.aUMMtlK DRINKri.ANI)
lUJl-'KESIIMUNTfl.OONSTANTI.Y ON IIANU
CENTitAL 8TKEKT. 223
l''ruc(Iomof Iuriuiry aiultliu l'owcr oftho I'coplo.
1 AllnlTSTIIS II A VHV.
WlicH.tl iindrutmliluiiltir lu V. I, OnoilH.Tcim.Friill
....... . 1 . .
tvnirn, .vc., ....., oinvca, r iirniiiiri', ac.
flo uuuiKuu rii iikaiiok statuiitreet,
Montpelier, Vt, 182 ly
KUSSKLIj it CLA ItK.
V A T C II M A K 13 K S A N I) J B W E I. L E R Sj
OIM'OHITK WMITNRV'H 1IOTKI., CENTRAL S rilEBT,
It. II. BAILKV.
iiiiiil'.icliircrnrSllverrfpooiisitiiil Spcctnrlen nnd Dcnlcr
111 jewciry, oiiuery nmi riiiicy i.uuua
Wliiilonnlu ini.l ItcUll. 209
Op)posileU'liilneij's Jlotclf Ccntral Str'cct.
iii:nry iiatcii,
One dnor south of Union llall, Em $trte I ,
Tl N, O op r B 11, AN II 811 B KT 1 11U il W 11 R K RB
TIIALCS U. WINN,
TAii.on,
Same door wilh A". Randall.
iMICIIAIOr- iMYKUS,
Till.11 u.
Over J. Collamcr's Office,
lilin fclrri't,
U. V. SMITII, Tailor,
oveii v. 0. iiouiiins' offici:,
Ludlow, VI. 218
AiHOS Y. WAHItHN,
dEw.er i.v iioo'i'h. snoiisi and i.n.vTiinn.
ill klii.ls ut I.u-itlier for nalu cli-.ii. Al-O) llo.iu miu
S!in.' nf I'vcrv ilL-t.ci-iiltlilii.
JctPbipcm Tlilck llnots. SC,.1(I O.ilf, pi-2oil,$.3i rients
sewedinuits iiir$i, m.l.ill iiiiiit wurl. 111 pri.piuiitiii.
i;vriui, tTruKKT. xj siy
I). M. dewky,
Mitkrr nl tlio Imiirovi'il Iloll.lrt Wiio.li-n I'limm.
CTTIib iilmvo ViiinpH nre w.irrnnU'il Indniw 11 barre!
11 llllllllll' wllli imic, np 10 u IIIIIHIrcM luoi.
ly All ni'.lci-j I10111 n dUlaiu-i- promptly altriidiM In.
UtilKliili.il V(. 221 tf
wmtnlws iioTt:r.,
C omer of Klm and Cenlral slrcets
Y S. W II I T N li V,
ii a : l j: u o t e l,
hy 1'. n. ALIMX
rORVER OT hOUTII ANII lltlKCN 8TI1CE1.1.
1JKICK STACK HOUSK,
SOUTH 9 l I) E II L A. C K IlIVEn,
II V
J 0 II N II. SMITII
LUDLOW, VI.
lfil tf
Z. V. 1IYDH,
ini 1 c k st A r, 1: 11 o usr. .
rriicloravllli", Vt. 2.19 r.m
IIHNRY 'J'. MAKSII,
MllURU AXD I1IV PAINTCR, A I.M1 DKAI.tlt I.V OtllRIAnES
a.m Vaiimii iif i;vi:iiv imuiiii'TUi..
U i: N '1' II A I. T U E E T .
WITT i SfiOTT.
V iliilcrn, iiiiilili'iilcTlii(llii.lriiinl CirriiiseKiifiillkliidi..
miii;iii:i.i
t! A R II I (f E A X 1) S I. V. I 0 II - M A K E R,
llinil HTHI.tT. lli
.Ifi'iuA'icdirf r of, mtil deater in cnliintt fttrniture 0
eri'rv tiPicriyiion,
p'k'.nunl Siri'i'l, 218
l)K. It. K. I'A l,M Kll.
Olllrn 111 lltc llni'k lllni'k Mtiiite Wliilney',
CENTRAI. BTIIEET,
S. .1. ALIiKN, 31. J).
piivsicijijv jijYd suncricojv,
Odlrii oppiHili! Whltncy's llotel.
)IS II. IIAMMON'I),
TOMHONUN 110 I'A MO PR UTITION I'.U,
Iletwi'cu llio MclliudUI ililJ Epiicup:il Cliurrlicn.
23MI.
LIVi:itY STAW.E,
II Y A I. II E ll T P A (J K E n .
Courl lreel.
COr.LAJIKU Vc HAKKKTt,
Attorncys it 11 tl Cniinsollors a t I. a w,
J con Cni.i.AM F.n. Jameb IUiUiett
(). I. C'llANDIiKU,
1 1 0 r n 0 y iinil Counaullor
Cmlral Streel,
at
Ln w,
!ii3
Tlt.VCY Ai CO.VVF.ItSK,
A Ito r nejx a n d Counsel 1 0 r .1 ai Law
OlIicL-over tlu lliink-. UC11 &lri'VI,
L. A. MAIiSII,
ATrOR.Vi:V A.VD COUNSB1.1.0II AT LAW
C.nitrnl ilrret.
I! IMVIN IIirrCIIINSON.
attoii.i:y an'd cnuNsr.i.i.uit at law,
WOODSTOCK, VT.
vTsmuntv & maksii,
ATTOUNnrri tl C O II N S II 1. 1. O K S AT I,AW,
It ofitUlncii, I t'
ij'Onko lll lliernuiii lnlrly nriMipH'iI in Ihe "Clay Cluli
P. T. Wnnoun., iljaxttr in Chancern.
r.P Miifii 23311
Nnv.OI. Iflll.
OAIiVIN ritKNCII,
Altorntij aiid Countllor ut Law,
PROCTORSVILLE, VT.
VOLUME V.
NUMllKIt 207.
I'rnin Cnilinm'.i .Musnr.lnc.
TIIE LIITL13 LOST SI10E.
ou rint.uiNu t n seaiicii o v a podt.
)1Y l'UANbES H, oonooui
CIIAPTEIl I,
Vhat a musical sllfiek! Hcnry Ficld
ing waa vvandertrifj tlirough a noble wcs
tcrn wood, at sunsut, wlicn thc sotint siiN
tled fiom a prolound rcvcfie, and loot'ciii rr
U, Iic hclicld at a distanco a youuy firl,
inotioiilcss wilh terror, gazitig, as ir laci
llatbd, iipiin nn iiiiinunsc siiakc, appareut
ly just coilcd for a spring. Ilarry raisod
his hunliiig rille, aimbd, fircd, and thc
monstcr lay writlnii; in llic agonics of
dcath, Uut whcthcr liad ihe wood-nyinn
floun? Slie waa nowhrrc to bc sccn; and
vcxed and disnpnoiiitcd llic yonn'' nian
wandcrcd on. iic liad cauglit bn
glinipsc of a youthluhuid picturcsquc-lool
ing trcalurt', wiili wild, ga4elle-cycs and
partcd lips, licr soft, dark Imir and snoivy
robo Jloating in tliu brcczc, and hcr hand
claspcd in terror.
IIo liurncd forward, liopllig IiD miclit
overtalio hcri Suddcnly Iic secs a prizc in
thcpalli.and stoopsto takc it tip. Whntcan
it be: 1s it a uracclctr A ribbonT A rmji
No, gcnllc pucsscr. it is a little black l;id
slippcr, oftho dainliust and nioit graccln
proporlions immaginablo. Ilarry was surc
now lio Mionld overtake hcr, lor shc must
imp, poor tliiiK'! wilh that little shoclcss
fool; unlcss, indccd, she li.id vings, which
Iic was alnmst afraid bho liad.
Suddcnly hc camc npon two natlis, di
Pirging from llic one he was in. Ilcrc wa
dilenia which should hc takc? Tlie
rightor tlie lefl? 'J'hcro was no timc
lo
231
I. AV. IMCHAHOSON.
Jlllorncy and Cuunsellor ai Law,
WKSTOPf, VT. '
31.
r'lU-.DIllllOK G. ROimiNS,
T T O H N K Y AT LAW:
LUDLOW, VT. 157-ly
VARRKN' C. I'UKNCII.
A T T () ll N II Y A T L A W.
SHARON, VT. 233-ly
WALKKItAcSIiADI!,
Jllloi hm nnd Counsellbrs ul Law,
ROYALTON, I'V. 12:-ir
WAI.IlF.tl, h.w.bI.adk.
rilOd. IIAIlTliETT, Jiu,
Attornry, Counteltnr undiiolibitoriii Chanccry,
at i.v.vdii.v, V r.
TT Hfiid llii' riiipi'iiur (iiiurla lu lliecoiinllex nfOalc-
(jiil.i, i;M'i,iirU'uiisRiiii wusiiiiiiiKiii. i i.)-ii
IIUNTON & JONHS,
ATTORNEVS AKD COUNHKLLORS AT LAW.
Chehea, VI.
A. I. IIunton, 203 1'. C. Jon-ep.
b. R. STRIiCTr.R,
Allorncij and Counxcllcr ul Luio,
IIAKNAUD.VT.
115
J. U. I1AWKINS,
Allorney and Counscllor ai Law,
KEI.C1IVII.Lni vt
1
Allorney and Counscllor al Law,
OA VENDIH H, VT.
105
JAMHS.M. filliSON,
ATTOUNI3Y AT LAWi
ti(i:i,sKA, vr. 21G-fiin
SAMUKLtl.l'ItlCK,
A T T O H N E V A N I) i; (Ul N S E L L O It A T LAW,
WINDSOR, VT. J-Iy
nioiiAunsoN & niciiolson,
Altorneys,and Counsc.llnrs alLaw
Chester, Wiinuoruouiny, vt.
N RiCHARiisopf. 80 A. A. Niciioi.soN.
SKWALIi rUI.I.AM,
ATTO R Y AT LA IV,
ludlow, vt. 184-ly
II. K. STOUOIITON,
ATroUAIiYJlTLA W.
Ckcsler, VI. 249
FOR SJ1LE.
I I'ARM In Ilrl.lmiwalcr nllu.ilud on thn mnln rnml
lVfriim llrlilsowiuor VIIUjn in llnrniirj nlioiit .1-1 inlfe
friim tlie ruriiier,rniuniiiinj 1 llj at-r!i u sood urm liouin
L liunnnndotlicr 0111 lnillilinsii, 11 llml in ncccs'nry for
rim rniivcnlncB for nny liirni ut. IU hu nmi iiiir of llie
l.nit rmlt Drrh.irddln IhU imrt nftho Sl-n,. r.,rm u
linder xiii'1 lniprovcnient nifd n hi;h nlnte nf ciiltlvntitin.
IAI-.U n "irni muinieu 111 inu m pnri 01 wuo.Ntnck
liout 1-2 n mllo rririi llic roml llml Irmln r(,ni Voi.
n.-.k Orcinc tf Ilrlilsowiilcr Vlll.tjo rontnlulng almiit
20rroi ii Ihhhh unil hiirn. a nn inn ih wdii minplul tr
rmliig ini.l rulliiri', i.ml vcry Ilill! (rriiwlli or yninij
iiiilior uf niapla, nh ini.l clm Vc. nnd u guod mgnr
Iilflfci:.
ANo nliout 5"i nercn ilttiulo.l In tliR nnrlh pnrt nf llrl,ls.
'iitcr.nlin.it twi'.itv nvn nf wlilcli h iiihIit liiipriivcnicui
linl wcll ml'iple.l f.ir nr.iliiE', All "f wlilcli llie nndor
liir.l will ktll uu llio mo. t fr..o. liil.loliT.ru.
21'1-inv. rv.rrll.V.MLL .UILi.Lii.
llJllJjtiWaltr, J.lll.OI. 1S1G.
oosc. llc cnosc tnc rignt nliicli nrovcu
lo bc thc wronir aftcr all; for it lcd Dtraisht
lo a grcat pond in tlie deplh of thc wood
and lcft our unliickj fricnd but one of two
iltcrnativcs, todrowu his disnpiiointnicnl
iu thc tcmptiiig watcr.or to relrace his stcps
anu try llic otncr. VUIi an cnlifrhtciicd
wisdom, alid a profoiind moral couragc
which did li i tii honor, our hcro thoose thc
attcr, and that lcd lo lusown lioinc in thc
illagc, whcre hc oucht to havc bccn at
east thrce nuarlcrs of an hour bcforc. and
not kcpl cvcrybudy waiting for diunor,
Uiion thc wllolc, thoiigh, it would havc
becn bctter if hehad staid away altogcth
cr; for hc pourcd tlie watcr into his aunt's
platc inslcad ofhcr tumblcr, and put ums-
tard into her tumblcr, instcad ofhcr platc
and whcn shc askcd to look at thc news-
papcr, took out ofhis pockct thc poor
iltlc shoc, anu put it gravcly m hcr out
trclclictl hlvnu.
'Hcnry Ficldiug, what npon airth ails
you, anu wnni in tlio woriu is tnisf e.-
clatrncu tlio astonishcd old lady, pcoring
liuo Ilisl lacc Wilh her little grcy cycs
from Which she had rcmovcd thc spccta
clcs to wipc thcin.
Jlarry renlicd by scizmg thc shoc and
ushing out of thc housc. On hc wcnt
up one strect and down auothcr, looking
iu vain for thc fairy fuot of tlie forcst Cm
drella.
As he approachcd thc inn of thc villncc
ic saw cntcring thc Btagc-coach, which
was just ready to ttari, a lady thicklv
vciled, in a vcry clcgant travclling dress.
Ilarry ran lorward witlia nuddon misgiv-
in. One little fool, in its neat black
aitcr-bool, was alrcady on thc stcp nhe
sprang lightly in thc door closctl thc
driver cracked his wlnp, anu cre our hc
ro rcachcd thc Hpot, thc coach was half
way down tlie strcet.
It was shc! hc was surc of it. She had
gone, pcrhaps forcvcr! and Hcnry Field-
ing sauntcrcd listlesflly on. humminji
'Wliat's thc dull town to inc!' and loolv
ing as if hc had not a fricnd iu thc world
CIIAVTE.ll n.
'iVro you lookiug for anything, niy dear
lullowr snul Lharlcs Scaton, meeting a
fricnd in Chesnut slrcct, about a inontli
aficr the occiirrcncc of thc incidcnt mcn-
lioued iu the last chaptcr.
'What large fcet you Philadelphians
havc!' was the rathcr irrelevant rcply.
'Largc! utt contiulrc they are famous
for thcir sinall oncs.'
'Wcll, hcro is my modcl,' said thc oth
cr, sighing dccply, and taking from his
pockct a tiny Itid shoc.
'That is, indccd,
clnimed Suaton. 'Introducc niu to the
sylph who owns it and I will takc you
too scc la hclle Julic ihis very evrning.'
'Hting la bcllu Julic! Havc nTt I
bccn wasting a whole irionth in searc.h of
thc lop.t to which ihis slippcr bclongcd?'
And Fielding procccdcd to rclate the his
(ory of his ndventnic wilh tho wood-1
nyniph.
'And you ncknowlcdgc you havc wast
cd a idonth in Ihis ridieulous scarch?
tako my advicc, Ilarry, rcsumc your law
Etudies at oncc and forgct your wood
nytrlph fts s"oon as possiblc. What would
your father say if hc kncw of tfils foman
tic foily?'
Ilarry colorcd a little at Ihis franfc rc
proof from his opcn-hcartcd fricnd: but
aftcr a momcnt's pause, hc replied sadly
'You nrc quito right, Charles; but if
you kdcw what a bcautiful dream I re
siijn, in adopiing your advicc, you would
not wonder at uiy roluctancc.'
IIo did reaumc his studics; but llc could
not quifc forcgo the lono and lovoly hopc
which glcam'c df Iik6 a moming-star In tho
hcavcn of his ftilurc, and now and then
a vision of an cxquisitcly littlo foot, pure
and white as alabaslcr, would clan'cc a-
cross thc dull. dry pago of Coko upon
Littlcton, or put cvch Blackstone to tlio
bltlsh.
CtlAl'TEIl III.
'Slamma! darling maniina you aro suf
fcring for a tliousand things do lct mo
'a tridc light air!' cs-
'Ycs. my swect ehild, you tiiust indccd
go now. I lear I havc alrcady dclayed
it too Iollg. IJut you will havc a cpiar
tcr'rt salary in advauco, and that will
moro than dischargo the fcw debts wc
havc incun;cd. Go now, Uuar, whilo I
daro letyou go.'
Julia St. Gcorgc rcpresscd hcrstarling
lcars, ticd on hcr littlo crapo bonnct, (shc
was in mourning for her father,) kissed
thopalo chcck of thc invalid, nnd sct
forth on hcr crrnnd wilh a bcnling hcart,
Shc had bccn oHbrcdlho situation ofgov
crncss in tho fumily of Mrs Bcaumont, a
bankor's widow, and shc was now going
to acccpt it.
lMrs Hcauuiont rcccivcd hcr wilh a colu
hautcur, calcualtcd to chill hcr into hu
milily. Hcr cldcst daughtcr, a dclicate,
aristocratic-looking bcauty, latiguidly
raisod hcr glass silrvcycd hcr for a mo
meut lhcli lct it drop and rcsumcd hcr
liook. Jiut both fclt, in an iiiitant thc
supcriority thc innate nobility ol thc pcr
son upon whoni thcy aircctcd to look
down.
Drcsspd in mourning, and with tho
most tastcful and graccful simplicity, hcr
dark hair parlcd plainly on hcr brow.hcr
bcaulful fuce radiant with spirit, fccling
and intcllcct, Julia St, Ucorgo walkcil
eahnly up the rooni, bcnding hcr hcad
with pcrfcct sclf-posscssion, in rciurn for
tho haughty grcctinr of 3Mrd Ucaumont
ululcllie sliyhtcst pcrccpliblc cinvo ol
licr lovcly lipbclraycd hcr coiisciousncss.
ofthc inanncr in which shc was rcccivcd.
Thc lady pointcd to a chair thc visitor
catcd hcrsolf wilh provoking conipos-
urc.
'You lmvD comc, I presiiinc, ISIiss St.
Gcorgc, to say you acccpt the situalit.n
l proposcd to you.
'1 havc, madani, was thc rcply, 111 a
low, ealm, but most musically modulatcd
voicc, 'and should likc to enter upon
my dutics at oncc, if agrccable to you.'
Mrs Bcaumont hcsitatcd IWiss St,
Gcorge was cvidcntly no pcrsonto bc pui
i ii i . ,
down anu ncr scrcne uignity, inc ro
sult of a sclf rcspcct, which that lady
could ncithcr undcrstand nor approciato,
might possiblv prove troublcsomo but
thcn, on thc othcr hand, iho cxaniplc of
licr evidcnt liigh-brccdiiig would be nival
uablc iu fonning thc inannors ofhcr hitli
cito uniainahle little Ansela, while her
attuinincnts wcrc such as wero raic'y to
oc mtit with. even in a covcrncss.
'I will lct you know iu a coursc of
wcek.' shc said at last.
I ain sorry, niadam to disobligc you,'
rcplicd Julia, as quictly as bpforu; 'but
I cannot wait a weck furyonr tlccision,
t is nt'ccysary that I should sccurc a sit
uation of some kind imncdiately.'
'Uh, vcry wcll: it you are in such haslc
pcrliaps you had btttcr look clscwhcrc.
Oood morning, madam! said Julia,
rising at oncc.
'Siay!' said tho lady hastily, 'upon thc
wholc 1 tuink you will do. You may coiue
to-morrow if you llkc.'
rtliss bt. (jcorge cnlmlv bowcd hcras-
sent and as about to takc lcavc, whcn
a wild, graccful, little crcaturc burst into
ic rooni, cxclaiining-'Iic scc llic gov-
crncss!' licr white, cinbroidernd frock
was torn and soilcd, a profusion of soft,
glittcriug, iimbcr-ctilorcd hair, in llic ut
most disordcr, clubtcrcd round a palp,
but singularly lovcly coiinteiiance. I hc
larpc, dark, Oricnial eycs wcrc instantly
ast down on mcctuig those ofthc stran-
gcr, thcir long jct-black lashcs rci-ting
with a slight curvc on the colorlcss chcck
hrncaih; thc full, yet dclicate lips wcrc
ofthc richest rcd imaginablc, alid hcr at
titudc of imconscioiis, childish gracc was
charming, as she stood for a inomcnt, si
leutly twisting in hor prelty fingcrs thc
ribbon.i ol (t gipsy hat. llic nc.t nistant
lowcvcr, shc lookcd up agani into the
cjcs which had awed hcr at (irst, for Ju-
:i had lmgcrcd in tho rooni absorbcd in
surprisc and adutiration, nmi sccming to
gathcr courage from thcir exprcssiun of
cariicst intcrest, tho cluld wcnt tiiniilly
up lo hcr, elimbing into her arms, whis
pered halfaloud
'Will you lovo mu vcrv lnuch, and
praise inc all ihe timc; ar.d nover piinish
mni1
'I cannot iiromiso all you ask, dail-
ihg,' began Miss St. Gcorgc
Angola, I am ashamcd ot yoli ! cx-
claimed Mrs Bcaumont: 'you aro ahvays
makinj: scchcd! Go to vour room and
havo youiNhair brushed, and your dress
lianged, linmcdiatcly.
Annola poutcd and clunir to thc ncck
ofhcr new fricnd; but Julia kissed the
pout awny, nnd putting her gcntly down,
repcatcd hcr good-morning to the slately
auy ot tlio uinnsion and indolcnt daujili-
ter, and departcd.
ciiAvrnn iv.
'Oh, mamma! she is bcniitifiil and
'1 Should jlldiic from all I snn nnil linnr '
said Sealim, in a slv dcmuro nir tbni
Miss St. Geornc could show. if slm
clioso. thc mate to thia wohdcrfiil hhoc.'
'Oh, what is it?' cxclainipd tho livcly Ad
clade. 'There. is soinn romanco aliachcd
lo it, I know. Jcll us all about il, Mr Sca
lou thcrc's a nice nian.'
Thc story was told, thc mate was
hrought down, nnd slyly exchanj;ci) in the
coursc of llic cvciiini' wilh -FiuldiiiLr for
ihal he had cherishcd so Ibng, and Julia
was persuadcd erc tnany inomhs had elnp.s
ed, to lcavc hcr pct Angela, and reward
with her hand, and hbr 'hcart iu il,' tho
uiiliring dcvotion ofhcr lover.
il i . i i
tnc uoor cioscu upon
td lcll,
so
Bhall hc very happy I
iHcctioiiatC' 1
now.
'Is she, dcar? Thcri lintfs't corifes's I
am ngrccibly surpriscd. 1 havc always
undcrstood that she was vcry cold heiirt-
ed, and nny tliiug bnt heatitiful.'
'What! Angcla!'
'Who is Angcla? I was spcaking of
mrs lieaumont.
Julia laughed and shruggcd licr nrctty-
shouldcrs; she had forgottcn all thc nn-
plcasant occurrcnccs ofthc morning, in
tlio del'iL'ht with which shc thouL'lu ofthc
ovcly and loving cirl who was to bo con-
fidcd to hcr caro.
CIIAPTEU V.
'If you cnti nianago Ihal child,
turcd thc nursc, lis shc cohsi"nc(l
Angola to her nbw governess tho
morning, 'you will do moro than any one
so evcr did that's all l'vc cot say.'
I will tcll you a sccret, if you will
mut
Miss nfrst
to Julia,
tho nursu.
'Uut I cannot promiso nevcr
dcill'. li.l' llml wnillll l.n nn,.n '
'Wcll, thcn, you may tcll, if you likc;
but I kuow you wont. ' You scc, the rea
son they can't maiiagc mc is bccauso I
Inj Urc naughty bcfore mnmhm nn'd
iuirse!'
'Oh. Angcla! I am sdrry for Ihal.
Why do you do so?'
'Bccausc ilipy inakb stich n fuss about
cvcry littlo thing. I liko to hcar thblh
scold it's lumiy Besides, thry nevcr
lct mo havo nny peaco cxccpt whcn thcy
sllilt mb up, and thcn 1 havo rcal good
timcs, all hy myself, in thc littlo bcd
room ncxt to tho nur.-ery. They shut
mo up oncc iu a vcry dark closct, but I
didn't likc that, bccauso I could n't do
any lliing thcre; so I screained just as
loud as I could, and ihcy thoii"ht I was
r : ! I . I 1 . T .. . .
ingiiicncu oun wasn t a lnt; nnd now
they always put ine iu llio little room, and
1 pull Ihe cioihs oll thc bcd nnd inako it
all up again mcely, and thcn I lake ull
my npron and dust thc chairs with it; nnd
somctimcs I climb up on tho burcau, and
pl.iy 'lish' with a bcnt pin and a piecc ol
llircad. UH! it's rcal lun to be nunishct;
I w:ish mamma would punish you and me
togctlicr soint'timcs, and we d have grand
tuncs playing flshl But I supposo grown
up pcoplo nevcr nad punishuig. Thoy
aio aiwnys good amt they? Maiiitn
ncver sccms lo think shc onght to bo shut
up. J;id you evcrpmy fish?'
'Ycs, dcar, whcn I was a liitlb jrirl.
But can't you havc good times, without
bcing naughty fir.-t , Angola
'io, indccd! Thcy won't lct ine do
anij thing I wantto. . Thcy tiiy I nnisn't
climb, for fcar I shall tcar my clolhbs
anu l must n t iun, lor lear 1 slmll get
licalcd; and 1 mus n l rcad inuch, lor feuv
I should inako my hcad achc; nnd 1
mustii't scw, for fcur I shall stoop. Thcy
don't wunl mc to do (inii lliing out ol'
schcol hours, but just sit up stilf, 'likc
lady.' Why should 1 bc a lady, whcn I
nintaladyr l d rathcr bo a child, aut:
be likc a child had u't you? Oh, dcar
il I on ly had soincthing lo do, al! tho timo
I don't belicvc I hhould ivcr bc naughty
or iinlinppv eithcr Ihal all 1 want
somilhhi'' lo do! Do all little irls havc
a mamma at homc, thut kccps plauglng
tlicm and lussilig oer them?
Allcrnatcly surpiisod, amused, nnd
gricvcd as thc little iudcfiitigablo chnttei
box ihus ran on, Miss St Cleorge saw thc
dillicully ol llic task bclorc hcr. She saw
thc wecds and llowcrs struggliug togcth
cr in that rich but ncglecteu gardcn, hcr
pupil's hcait; aud she felt how dillicult
it would bc to destroy thc one, without in
iiirniK the olhcr. But shc resolvcd to
bcnd her whole cucrgics lo the work, and
shc was surc to succecd in time
Iu tho coursc oftwoor thrce inonths,
ihe little Angcla visibly iniprovcd. Hcr
hair and dress wcrc not olleu out of ordcr
shc was scldoni disohcdient. or disrcspcct-
ful, to hcr niother or hcr nurse; and, if
she wcrc tvir so, a word, a look from Ju
lia had ihe desired cft'ect l'asis'oliately
fond of bouks anu of her teachcr, thcre was
no fcar that her inlcl.ect would be ne'dect'
ed. Thc ''rcal dilliculty sceined lo bo to
ecp hcr cvcr rcstless iinaginalion in chcck
without nny coinpanioiis ofhcr oun n e ,
she uns iu ihe habit of suriolindiii'' hcrclf
at hcr Mutlies aud hcr play wilh thc erca
li.uis ofhcr f.iiicv, lo whoin she gavc the
most roiuaulle iiiul high-souudinir nauies
.-Ik! cotilil make up at llie inoiueiit. Thcsc
little visionnry friemls shc would addrcss
inlermsof ondcarnienl, rcproach or cx-
i n . i i
posiuiaiiou, reiuy lor incni, anu carry on
thc convcrsation unlil shc forgot thut they
wcro uiircal.
One moriiing slio was sitting iu thc
school-rooin, Mirrouudcd'by cmpty chaiis,
iu cncli ol wluch she had placcd a little
iuvisibic schooluiate, and was nskiug
thcm, iu t n in, to spcll all th'c hurd words
ho could call to inlnd, whcn hcr sister
cntercd to fiicnk to tho govcrilcss, and,
iguorant ofthc inischiof allu was doing,
scatcd hcrself in one of the 'tabooed'
chairs. The little girl, cxcitod by her
iutcrcstiiiK play, burst into a pnssion of
tears, oxclaiuung, 'Gct up, qulck! quiik!
You will kill that diirhng Canella! and,
llying to hor astouished sister, cndcnver
cd to pull hcr from thc chair.
Julia now saw, lor thc lirst imie, thc
evil tendcncics ofthis habit, aud, fcarful
alinost for the rcason of her charge, beg
grd Mrs Bcauniont to allow tho child rcifl
ilcsh aud bloud playmatcs.
ClI.VPTEll VI.
But what h'avo wc donc with our hcro?
llas ho found thb little lost foot yct?
No! he hns ahnost givou it up; but hc
hns hecoine nn uttachc to a foreigu
euibas-y, and is quito a pct nmong tho
hiher eirclcs in Europc, vhore a true,
frank, llnnorable nnd intelligent Aiuiiii
cilu Is nlways rcccivcd with favoi'3.
Mrs Bcaumont, hcr dnughtcf, Victo
fa, and hcr nfece, Miss" Adelaide Sinclair,
wcrc in 'perfcct ecstasips,' for Gcorgo
lliii only son, who had just rciurucd to
liii'ghind, fi'om ncontinciitiil tour, was fcx
ppctcd hotnc, lo pass llio Chrislijias holi
days nt thcir conntry h'oat, and was to
hring with hiill (ho wenlthy, tiilontcd. and
distliiguishcd IIenry Flclding, and his
plcasint friond, Mr SOafon.
Julia St Gcorgc htis gradually hecoine
a favoritc in thc fuinlly. Onco sccuro of
a position nmoiig thcm worthy of hcr
tnlcnts nnd rclincment, sl e was quito wil
ling and ready to unbciid, n;id to makc
hqrsfclf ngreefible and obliging to all.
Tlio yonng hulics, soon discovcl'cd that
notlung could ho dnuc without llio assist
ancc, tho advicc, tho synipathy of Angfc-
lca s tastcful anil kind-hearted goveruusi
hor hcart soften toward ono who had
dcvotctl hcrself so lendcrly and sj slib-.
ccssivciy to mc improvcmcnt ol hcr child.
un tho dny ol thcir arnvul, thc young
inun uiu noi iingcr long over thcir wino
ttllcr diullor; for Gcorgo was anxioubto
rcnew an oiu uirtaiion wilh his spiritcd
cousin ncaton nad hcared muc hof V n.
iroiiiiso ucccr to tcll, whispcrcd llic child !Ulj ovou co.i anU slatc.!y Inothcr fclt
LUCTUPiES.
LKCTURE I.
.MK. CAUDI.E IIAS I.E.NT PlVE POL'.NDS TO
a ruir.iNi).
'You ouollt to hb vcry rich. Mr Caudlo-
tona, and liclding aiwnys cnioyed thc 1 wouuor who d lcnd you fie poiinds?-
socicly of an intelligent and intcrcstiliL' so 11 ls: 0 w''p may work ni'd may
woinan more than any thing clse. siuvei Ua, dcar! llic inany things lhat
AUelaidc Sinclair was a lirilliant.iilav- m,g"1 I!ve "cen uouc witli live pounds!
(ul, prclty'and saucy coqucltc. ilcr cous- "s " people pickcd up money in llio
in, Victoria. a daintvantl dclicate croa- strect! But you aiwnys wcrc a fool, Mr
turc, indolcnt, graccful, and gcntio, par- Gaudle! I'vc wanlcd a black satin gown
taking somewhat of thc cold and calm l,icf,t! t'ircc years, nnd that five pounds
prido which was thc nrovailinir cliaractr.l'- hVould hnve prelty well boiight it. Bui
istic ofhcr mother. Whcn thc nentlcmcn il'3 110 matler how I go not at all. Every-
entcrcd the drawinr: rooni. Adelaide was U0lY sa.V!i 1 don t dress as bccoines your
nrranin!i a riiu'let at tho irlass. Victnri.,. vife nutl I doii'tj but what's that to you,
MrCaudh't Notlung. Oh no! you can
have fine fcclings for everybody but ihoso
oelonging to you. 1 wis.li pcoplo kncw
yoii.asJdo ihar.s all. You Iike to be
bccn allowcd to sit up in honor of her ca' cd Hbcral tiiitl your poor family pays
brothcr's arriva . Mrs Bcatimnnt hnil it.
rctired, futigucll with unusal excitcinent.
I'lclding scatcd himsclf dear Victorirt
and admired hci'.Work. 'It is for a frieud,'
saiu shoi 'is n't it a tinv s oh
hall reclining on a sola, embroidering a
velvel slippcr, and, in a distant corncr,
looking over a book of prints, llio gov
crncss and hcr young chargc, who had
lit-
his
impulsc, ho drcw from his bosom tho
tle kul slippcr ol his wood-nymph.
Adelaide cauht it play full v from
hanil. 'A prizc a prizc!' shc cxclainicd.
I ..! . 1. . 1 .1 !. ( ' , . .
iryuig iu iioiii n up oui oi iiis rcacn. s
I live herc arcvcrscs on thc sole pf it!-
l.islen, good peoiilc, and shc bcgau
'Little treasure, light and'
'l;iv!' rninnnslrnlPil l.'uililiiirr
'All thc girls want bonnets, and whcn
(hcy rc lo gel cm I can t tcll. IJnlf five
pouniJs would have uoiiffht eni out now
Ihcy must go wilhnut. Of cuiirsc thcy
'I tlunk I can show you a smallcr one' beloiig to you; and anybody but your owu
..i i.:..i.i:,.i i .'.it ii ,. rinui. .....i i.i...i ,m ..'-.. ,iu
aniu l-luiuuig; il il u , Illipcncu l)y II SUUUcn uiuuu, un y.iuuii;.
i ne man cniieu lor tno water-raie, to-
dny; but I should Iike to know how peo
ple are to pay taxcs, who throw nway five
pounds to eicrv fellow lhat npks tlieni.
'Pcrha)s you don t know lhat Jack, this
inurmurr, knockcd lus shultlc-cock tlirounh
his bed-room wiudow. I was coinn to
scnd for the glazicr lo nicr.d it; but alier
111 I hn I'.n luui uiu iivu iiuuiiua i ,ia :.iiu uu
same gay tonc, 'no one shall rcad ihe vcrs- colln 1 auoru it. uii no! tjie wmuow musi
ca uhocnniiot wear the shoc.' go ns it is; and prelty wcnther for a dear
Adelaide's satin slipncr was olT in a child to slccp wilh n broken window. Ile s
moincnt. but the shoe was too stniilh sho got a cold alrcady on his lunns, and I
triud iu vaiu to squcezeher pretlv loot in- shoiildu't at all wonder if that window sei
to it. ' ilcd hiiii if llie dear boy dies, his deatli
'Comc, Vic' shid hcr brother. Met mc w'" upon his faiher's hcad: for I'm
try iton you it it don t lit somcbody, wc fiim! Kii C!in 1 I10v pay lo nieiul windows.
shan't haic the verses.' Wo ininht tliough, and do a good inany
Vicloria languidly put out hcr foot, but j nioiu tluiiga, if pcnple didu t throw away
in vnin, it would not lit. meir nvc ponnus.
'1 kuow somcbodv it will iust suit.' ex- 'Ncxt Tuesdav, thc firc-insur.niceisdue.
cluiiiicd little Angcla, in au cager tonc. U should Iike to know how it's lo hc puid!
Miss St. UeorfTo ha3 the cimiiinnpst fnni Mthy.it can l be paid nt all. 1 lie hvo
iu thc world, only she ucver shows it.' pebnds tvould have just done it nnd now,
P leldniff drcw llie beautllul. earnest child msuraiicc is oui oi mc qucsuon. nnu
loward hiln, and Adelaide, llviii" to thclncrc "cvcr wns ao inany fircs us ihere nre
!lovoriic3s. drai'ned licr lorward. ain'hiiK' Il0'- snaii nevcr ciose mj cycs au
ind bliishiiig, inip ihe rircle. night but ivhat's that lo yoti, so people
'Labe e Julic bv all llmt'n whnilprf.il ' can call you liberal. Mr Uuudle! Your
cxcl'iiined Scaton, in a low lone, as ihcy u'irc ond clnhlrca may all be burnt alivt
approachcd. ui incir ueus as an oi U3 io a ccriaiuiy
'Ilang la belle Juhc!' murmercd a swcet slia" be, lor thc msuraiice rnml drop.
and playful voicc. aud the ncxt inomcnt An" nltcr HP vc inaured for so mauy years!
thc young govcrncss was cordially shaking "ut how, I should likc to know, are peo-
nanus wilh her well-reinembcred ricnri. Pic io nisure wno maisc uucus auu utunva
Mr Scaton, who totild scarcely belicvc 01 lhclr hvepoundsi
ns eycs or lns cars.
'Introducc mc,' whispcrcd Picldins.
'Miss St. George Mr Eiclding. Years
ago, iu Amcrica, my friend wns promised
. i i . i "
uns iniroducuon.
'cs, and I happciicd to hcar hia polite
reply to your propo?ilion,' said thc ladw
auglung.
'What wns it?'
'Tothc be.st of niv rccollcction. it was,
IJaiiglal)cllc.Iulie?' I wnlkcd intoashp
to itvoid hcttring thc rest of his courteous
'I did thiukwe might go lo Margatelhis
siimmer. J here s poor little Curoliue,
I'm sure she wanls thc sea. But no, dear
crcaturc! she must stop at homc all of
us must stop at liome she'll go inio ;i
consuuiplioii, thcre s uo doubt ol that; yes
sweet little aiii'cl J vc made up my
mind to losc hcr, now. Thc child might
havc lieen savcd; but people can't savu
thcir rhildrcn aud throw away their five
pounds, too.
'J wonder whore poor little Cherub is!
adjiirntion. What had I donc to deservo While you wero lendiug that five pounds,
hanging, Mr Fielding?' she askcd, lurniii" t,ie doS ran out oi"tlie sll0P- You know,
gaily toward him, wilh licr loVely smile. 1 "evcr ,et " P mto thc street. for fcar it
"Uh! stop! no inattcr whal Vou had donp s"'"i oc uu uy some inau uog, nuu come
Don't you sec thc poor nian is out of his ',01ne mte !1" u, children. It wouldn't
wits wilh cnnsternalioii? Trv the shoc al llmv nt a" tisioiiish me if ihe aninial was
oncc! thcrc's a dear! aud lct us hear tocomehack wiihthehydropohbia.andgive
llie vercss. Thcy omrht to bo'in 'Sole 'l lu !1" ''lc family. Ilowcvcr, what's your
ofniy soul,' but mcii scldofu pay a gracc- h'mily to you, so yoli can play the liberal
lul eoiiipliiiient.' creature wilh live pouud.sf
1' iolding was ncrfectly eiichuutcd wilh l; J011 "car llial sbuttcr, UoW it'd
"In helle Julie." Ile i;ave but one sih to l,a,1gMIS 10 ai"' 'ro! -Cj I know what
lis wood-nymph, ainl alinost sure that bji, it wonls as wcll as ou, it wanls a new
erses wcrc aale, lor inany a helle had tricd "HMening. i was going io scnu ior ine
ihe shoe iu vain, ho said. "Yes. Miss St. blacksinith to-day. But now it's out of
icori;e, prove that vou L'ciicroiialv fornivc '''e quesiion: wte it must bniig of Wwl,
my (lfouihlless folly, by putting ou ihe siiice you haie thrown away fivo pounds.
clioxnr " 'Wi'll. iliiinrs nrn r.iinir li n nrpllv nnRs!
"I'l"-' ......D- . ..j ,
As Julia took thc shoc from his hand. 1 1113 ls lllc "f" "'S111 1 ever ",aile "y ""
hc starlcd, colored deenlv. and L'azcd Pur roaBl uecl without pickles. But
oniit to him uith n bcwildcred look. who is to alford pickles, when folks arc
which wa's infiuiefv amusiiig to all but our always li'ndiiig five poundtl
iwakiiic hero. 'Ila! thcre s the soot fiJling down thb
That look! Ife fcli n straugc thrill as chimney. If I hate thc smcll of anything,
hoiiictil! Could it bef "I'rav trv thc " s 'he smcll of soot. And you know it;
hoc at oncc," he excl.iiuicd iu an agilatcd 1)1)1 what are my feclings lo you? Swcep
llic chimney! ies.it s all very line to
sav, aucrp the chimnev but how nre
vo icc.
Miss St Gcorgc had rccovercu hcr s'elf
possession. beating licrscll, shc drcw thc
hoc wilh graeelul ease upon her perfcct
little foot, aud lookcd up iuto Ficldiu's
cyc ti.'sheh a loqk so eloqucnt, so full of
tvonder, joy and gratitude, lhat his wild
hope ehaiiged at ouce into couviciion. IIo
had found hbr at last! Iiis wood-nymph!
his Crndeiclla'
Adelaide cl.ipped licr hand fn ccstasy.
I'ho vcr.ips, the vcrscs! read ihe xcrses.
Miss Si. Gcorgo. It Iiis exactly! I shoiih'l
tliiuk it wits made for vou.' The vcr3es!
wc wtlt havc the vcrscs!"
And poor Julia was obligcd lo rcad, iu
her low, soul tuued voicc, tliu lincs on the
solo of thc shoe.
I,ifll(!.trcasiiru! light nmf ,-iiry,
DirNt llinii cla.sji llm ilniiuy foot
Ofa wnniluiidg vtioaJliiiid fairy
Flying frtilii a S)lili3's falulu.'
Or iliil foiiu) )nun niorlul Incu ihuo,
Trippin tVilll ol.islic Ircail,
All loo mflly lo dufjci! lliui!,
Wliotu liur swcut wild funcy leJ.'
Tcll nio wfiat lifr uonmn-pnssion?
Wna'i to'Ji'uud ihy nintful sulo,
In tlie g.iy Si.loons nf f.isliii.m,
Whilo nlong llie dancu sliu stolo.
Or ihrni-iifi tiplaml clt'n nnil valli-y,
llit thnii prei"(.-l llio liuppy lluwcrs?
Tcll me, ili.l sfi'o lovo lo tlally.
Alid llio frngi'ant woodland bo wers!
Did ihe prarie hlootns c.iri-ss thco,
Itruatliing lniliii nrautnl Ihy trcnil!
So lliuActn i whoro iiuw I prcm llice,
All ils wcallh for hcr iTKill shuil,
chimiicys to be swept how are they to be
paid for by people who don't lake carC of
thcir fne poundsl
'Do you hcar the rnir.e riming nb'out thc
rooni? I hear thcm. If thcy wcrc only
todragyou outofbed, it would be no inat
tcr. Sct a trap for thcm Yes it's easy
cnough to say set a irap for'm. But how
nre people to aftbrd ihe chccse, nhcn cvc
ry dny ihcy lose five pounds?
'Ilark,' I'm Sure tlierc's a noisc down
stairs. It wouldn't at all surprise mc if
ihere wcre thievcs in ihe houte. Well, it
may be thc cai; but thievcs are preltj surc
to comc ih sornc night. Th'ere' a wrelch
cd fastrning o the" back-door; but theso
are not iime to nllord bolts nnd bars.wheu
fools wont take care of iheir five pounds.
'Mary Aime oiight to have gone to thc
dcnlisls to-morrow. She wanls thrce
IpA-lh taken oui. Now il can't bb dohe.
Thrce icctji that quite disfigure the child's
mouih. But ihere they must stop, aud
spoil llie sweeicsl face that was cvcr made.
Qthrrwise she'd fiaveheeu n wife for a'ford.
Now, whcn shc jrows np, vVho'll have her?
Nobody. We shall die and lcavc hcr a
irmc aud uilprofected iu lh(: vvorltl. But
w hat do you caro for that? Nothihgi so
you can nquaiider away fnc pounds.
'And now, scc Mr Oaudlc, what a mis
cry )ou'vo hrought upon your wrctched
family l I can't havc a satin gown the
girls can't huve new bounets-lhe wutcr-

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