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In the world there's trial and carea Intermingled with blessings and grace; Midst the wheat, there's chaff and tares; E'en through glory, foul sin shows a face While clouds hide the sunshine yet sunshine so fair, Up above the dark clouds, blessed sunshine is there. Should I mourn if God deems it just. Mourn and murmur that He comes with frowns; That my roses and blossoms arc dust, That my diadem's thorns, more than orowns? Ho, in hope rather trust and in faith rise lo God Where are roses and crowns, but never a rod. Oh my Soul lt murmuring cense, i Lost in grace, Thy precious behest ( In tenderness let me increase That my heart in peace can rest. Oh come let me in to thy own fenst of love, Dear Savior, and keep mc and bring ine above As the clouds weep over the envtli Po wcepeth Thy spirit for nie; Through trnvnil and puin comes the birth Of a soul loused from sin and made free; So the cloud, tears nnd pains nn l labors arc given These are artisan's Wl-to fit me for Heaven. Docs thy music seem haruh and untuned ? Hits thy heart fun ml no rent on life's road T Are thy life pleasures nil uiipci fumtd t Does its harmony lose the accord ? Look up, Oh ! my kuI, turn thine eyes toward Mis word ! Onus thine nrii.s round II is cross nud trust thee in tiud. Miscellany' The Maid of Kilkena. BY Wlhl.lAM III.ACK. Author of 'Tho Princess of Thulc," -A Daughter or lleth," etc CHAPTER HI. (Continued.) "DuiiciiM Lewis," sho cried, what uro you doing?" 'What urn I djing ?" snid he, with u loud und hurslt ltmgli ; und sliu dimly saw that he won groping about the bottom ol the boat. "It iss tho. two oars tlnit liel gone into the sen. lint (his is what I am doing thai some one lines taken the cork out of 'he bottom ofiL'e bout yes, when it wat-s on the batik- und, by Kott, the water is coming in fast, and you will lief to swim axhorc, Ailasa Macdonald !" For a second or two she as too siupe fied to utttr even n sereani, She knew, in her spoichless horror, that what he had ftaii was true, for she hour J the gurgling of the water, nnd at llio same moineutshc fuw his dark figure rist in the boat auri then (iiyt prar. tie had jumped into the sen. Some little time thereafter a man all dripping and Wet was running across the inutehy land lying bettvecn tho sea and Hector Lewis's farm. Ho encountered three men about halt a mile from Ihe shore. "Alistrr Lewis! Alister Lewip''ht eri 'd. "it i.-K bad night for you this night !" 'In the name of (iud. Tuncati Lewis, where U'Afi'tui ?" sa'd t!io 'youngest of the three men. "I waes taking her ever in tho bout wo wass not far from tlio Miorc- and the water came into the boat. Il wuss wiinc ooe bans made the cork loose when the bout wass on tho bank-- "J ; - ; ) u i ', ! '' ' "But where is Ailasa ?" cried the young man. scarojly comprehending Ihe story. Where? is sho? Ay, where igehe't", said Duncan Ltyvis, clasping his hands over his head, apparently in an ngony of grief. "Tho boat wass sinking 1 had to swim ahoro " With a shrill sharp cry, as of a wild animal shot through tho heart, tho young man rushctl off in the direction of the sea. He could not piek his way on such a durk 6gtit VWt Vofcare.1 bntVlie'tlje'r ho kepi or missed tho rough foot path lending down to the shore. Ailasa ! Ailaca !" he rhouted. The sileneo of tbo night was bis only answer. He reached the water there was a mournful plash of" waves all-along the beach out there nothing but hlaekness. 'Ailnsa! Ailaeaj" he called J and. th men who had run after him they too called. "Ailasa! AilaM!'! Was it fancy or a wild reality thai ho heard a faint and distant voice call, "Al- ister ' not over there in the channel which he bad been anxiously scanning, but for away out in the west, toward the ' A open sea i Again ho sot out, rushing wildly over the patches of rough heather and broken "rook close by the bcaoh. Kvory second or two ho would stand and call, " AiUss !" and then; with the strange fancy Hat he still could hear a voice faintly replying, ha would rush ou again. At length he reached the extreme corner of the island All round him were the dark sod moving waters of the sea. He called aloud. "I can hear her ! I can h?ar her!" he cried, as if his heart were breaking. "And tncre is no boat tu go for her! Ailasa ! Ailasa ! why do you not pull in to the shore ?"' "You can not hear her!" said Duncan Lewis, savagely. "It is a madman that you are, Alister Lewis ! The boat wass sinking when I swain in to the shore. Ay, oy, the poor lass wass in the water. 1 could not bring her to tho shore, for the tide it iss ferry strong in the channel " He ceased abruptly ; for the young man, who bad been gazing into tho un- unknown darkness with a Gxed and strange stare, suddenly heaved a sWt, quick sigh, and then fell heavily buck on the beach as ooe dead. CHAPTER VI. "FAREWELL, MACKKIMSIOX !" That was a wild night in Dairoch. A great sound of lamentation arose when the news reached the wedding guests ; tlu women cams rushing out to fill tho dark ness with their cries of grief; the men, ftidticnly sobered, would search all along the shores vainly groping about in tha dark. There was no starlight to guide their search, the skies were black over head ; the wind camo moaning over the bleak moorland, nnd the waves plashed mournfully and distantly on the beach. "Ay, oy." said ono of the men, "it iss no use whatcfTer. The good lass is trooned ; ay, ay, it U a bad night, and horsel' jist married mirovcr." "Duncan Lewis," said another, "is not the man to leave a lass to bn Irooned if there was a chance to save her ; but ho couldtm sooni ashore wi' her, wi' tho tide going down the channel. Ay, ny.it wass many a time I lief told Mm. MacdoRald sho should bef u bigger boat." "Sho waas a bad boat, lamn her !" paid another, fiercely. "And there wass stones in her, too, for old Tnnnld Maclean he would try a sail wi' hrr tniiin her, thai teffle of a boat ! Tho poor lass the poo: lass! And where iss Alister Lewis?" "Ay, ny,"satd one of his companions, "he iss out at the point. He iss fair und mud about it, and he says that he will hef hear her cry to him. und that she iss gone out to the sea Hut it iss not possible for tho bout would go down ay, ay, the poor lus ! the poor laas ! And it wass a bad thring to hef the other boats away at tho olhcrt-ide of tho island and the Lew-i.-ses' Gsl.ing bout, she is up on (he sand, and they bef been working nt her for threo or two days of more, and she canna be put in tho water and if sho could be put in ihe water, what was the use o' that?" Then it began to rain ; und when at last most of the people hud wandered down to tho point, they tried to persuado Aba ter Lewis to go back Jo the farm, but he would not go. Duncan Lewis had gone to get. dry clothes on and two or three of tho young follows had started off to walk to Ihe other side of Darrnch, to bring round the bonis as soon as the daylight began to lighten the sky. Meanwhile Ibis melancholy company stood out at tho edge of the sea, in iho slow and soaking ram, and a great sileneo had fallen over all ; Then they began to ce each other somo whui moro clearly. strange blue light became visible all round, and they could mako out something of thn coast and of he dirk islun I lyii out thure iu tho sea . Slowly n'pale grvy rose Up in tho cast slow nnd mournful and they could eeo tho palo gray sea and the palo gray rocks and ihe low-lying white mists that hung about the shores. . So different was this moruing tr the morning that, had ushered in Alister Lewis's martiaga-dtiy ! By-and-by, and fur away in tho dis lauce, they heard the measured ocod of oars r nnd here were somo of tho best oarsmen ubout tho islund bringing round two of the boais. What news did they bring? On their way they had found ono of tho oars belonging to Mrs. Macdonald's boat, which had been caught in a long and trailing mass of sea-weed, and got diified on to a small "sland of rock. There was another burst of wailing whon this nnws was told ; for now it was clear that the boat had gone down with the hapless girl who had so lately been made a bride. What was the use ot putting out to sea ? , Nevertheless, in a helpless fashion, Alistor Lewis would get into one of the bouts, and tho young fellows pulled him out to the upon waters. ' A cold gray rant lay low over the sea, beaten down by its constaut rain, and bung about the islands, too, so that their shores wore scarooly visible. : In all this wide picture of desolation there wus no sigp of life ! as fur as tbey could seo, with eyes well trained to pick out tba smallest objects on the waves, there was nothing Boating there. "No, no, Alister Lewis," said ono of the young meo, "tho poor lass couldna hef drilled out to the sea, even if the bunt wass afloat. For the tido would hef driv en her on the Skelrniore rocks, and there was nothing there when we passed." He did oot ask them to go furthei ; and indeed they had hard work .o pull hack against the wind, though tho tide was on the turn. When they got back to Dar- roeh again tho people had dispersed along tho shores, seeking for some trace of tbo auuken boat, but nothing belonging to it except the oar had been recovered. Then they all went back to the farm, aud sat down iu silence, until Mrs. Macdonttld suddenly threw up her hands again, and called aloud, "My good lass! my good lass!" whereupon ull the people joined in her grief, tho women rocking themselves to ami fio, und saying with many sobs that there was no lass in ull tho islands so good a lass ns Ailusu Mncdonald. And this was noticed that while tho men, old men and youn men, asked questions of Duncan Lewis about'what had happened, he answered them with his eyes on the ground, and never once lifted them to any one's face ; and of si! the pcoplo there, Aiislcr Lewis was the only ono whowoufd not ask any questions, but sometimes he stared id silence at his brother and ut his downcast face. What satisfaction could be gained from any questions or answers? They had wakened the lad. out of his bed who bad last pulled across tho small boat, and bad examined hint about the cork in the bot tom of tho frail craft. He admitted that during Ihe day, 6nding the boat hud been leaking, ho nnd two others had pulled her up on tho beach, und taken out tho cork ns the handiest method of bailii.g her; but t-liut the cork was properly put in again wasprou'd by his having subsequently pulled tho boat over to Killecna and buck. "Ay, ay," said Duncan Lewis, eagerly, when ho henrd this, "the cork was loose ay, tlvj cork was maybe loose, and 1 may hef kicked it out with my feet." "Aud it is a liar you are. Dnncun Lew is," said the tall young lad. Gerccly. "For I hammered the cork iu with a stone; and how could you hef kicked thn cork when it was atween the spars?" At this Duncan Lewis flew into a great rage, and would have laid .hands on the boy but that the people held him back. There wero one or two who looked at each other when, in the height of his passion, he said ho would not bo accused for noth ing. All Iho following day they searched the shores, and then they found the second oar, washed up by the tide on the Skeir- more rocks, where it had got hidden among the sea-weed. They went round to tho other islands, and sont messages to the fishing stations und harbors ; all to no pur pose. They found out. indeed, that a small schooner from Vatcrsay, in IJarra, j laden with herrings, and bound for Stettin, must have passed round the outside of these islands just about daybreak on that fatal morning; and on the mere chance of this vessol having seen or heard any thing of a castaway, they gave due notice to tin ports at which she might call. In course of time the message came back. The Whit Helen bad passed outside the islands in question about seven in the morning, but had seen nothing. Day after day passed in hope, but not in expectation, for there seemed to bo no doubt ubout (be fate that had overtaken Ailasa oc the very night cf her wedding. Alister Lewis was a changed man, Iu these few days he had grown bflggard and silent. He would speak to no one. , Ho only walked around the shores, or pulled out in a boat by himself, as if he still ex pected lo hear his name colled ; aud when if by chance he came into the house, he saw Duncan he immediately went out again. The two brothers had not exchanged a word. Ono duy Alister sought out his brother Nieol, and said to him, "I am going away from Darroch, Nio- oi." : ' V. "And Kott's will be done, and a ferry good thing ton," Niool sail, looking at thn young man. "If you will stay in Dar- roeh, Alirftcr Lewis, it is a mad man you will be. The poor lass ay, ay what is tbo use of watching for ber any more? and you are thinking you hef heard her speak it is like lo rack you mad yes, it iss a good thing you will go away and look after your school." , "I am oot going to look , after any school," said then young man, with a big lump rising in his throat ; "that wag's for Ailasa that 1 wanted to have the school You would not bavo mo stay in Maol-beg now, Nicol Lewis? There is no nun could do that." "And where will you be for going, then?" said Nicol. "America." The elder brother uttered a cry. "Then it is no more we will Bee you iu the world ;" "I will go to Glasgow, aud te'.l tho gentlemen that they will get some one else for ihe school ; then I can get a boat at Glasgow for New York. There are some here who will be glad to see me no more. Nicol looked at tho young man half afraid ; aud suddenly thn whole manner and look of Alister Lewis changed. A ghastly pallor shot into his face, be clinch ed his hands, ami then he almost cried, aloud, "Yes ! Do you know why it is that 1 am going to America ? It is this, Nicol Lewis, thai if I live in this island an other week thero will be a murder here yes, as sure as I am a'ive '." "Alister !" tho elder brother said, star ing at him. "A murder yes!" the younger man said, with a vehemence that seemed to border on madness. "And maybo not the first within this month." An indescribable horror was visible in Nicol Lewis's fuco ; for this wild accusa tion was but (he expression of many a strange and terrible fancy that had wan dered before his mind, and that ho striven to banish as the work of devil. , "Alister Lewis, what is it you say?' he replied, almost in a whisper. "What is it you think ? For tho sake of Kott, Alister Lewis, you will not say that as ain't your own brother !" The younger man had grown more culm, at least ho bad sunk into a sort of gloomy taciturnity. "I have said what I have said, Nieol ; let it be between you and inc. Hut 1 must go away from this country, for thero is one in it whose life is not safe while 1 um in too. That is sure." ' No ono but Nicol knew why Alister Lewis was leaving for America ; most considered that ho could no longer bear those scenes with whicti he bad been fam iliar in bnppier days. Tho old mother wept over him : she knew sho could see him no more. All his brothers went with li im as far as Stornowny to catch tho Glas gow steamer there all his brothers ex cept Duncan, with whom be refused to shako hands ou leaving Darroch, "1 have left Duncan Lewis alive; but see that he does not kill himself." These were the last words spoken apart to Nieol by Alister os they stood on tho deck of tho Clansman, just before the great steam er steamed out of Stornoway harbor, CHAPTER VII. TUB '-VKlf.'A POUR MOt, 8. V. P." When Duncan Lewis jumped out of the small boat into iho sea, the sudden dan ger of which Ailasa became conscious did not deprive her of her souses. It" was, indeed with some sort of wild instinct of sclf-prnservatiun that she immediately dnshed down her hnnd toward the spot at which the water was rushing in ; and that she found iu a moment, for she was as well acquainted with Ihe boat flJ Dun can Lewis had been ignorant of it. She toro off tho woolen shawl that she wore ; she stuffed one corner of it as tightly as sho could into the small hole ; then she reached up her a-m and took out one of Ihe wooden thole.pins from tho side of the boat. This thole-pin had been extempor ized that very day ; Iho rough bit of wood had been left much thicker at top than at bottom ; somo portion of it was sure to fit. She hastily wrapped around it a por tion of the other end of the shawl, with drew that already in, and in another min ute the hole was safely plugged. Then she looked around. A great terror seized her, and yet she did not scream. Where were the people? she could hear no voices, only the sound of the waves along the unseen beach. Then she remembered the oars had gone. How should she make some des pairing effort to get into land again? She threw out tha stones thai were in the bot tom of the boat ; sho took tho small tin can out of the locker in tho stern scat, and balod out a portion of the water, which was abcut a foot doi-p ; then she unfixed the rudder, and went 10 the bow of the boat,- and tried to use it as a pad. die, now on one side, now on the other. But tho "work was hopeless. She had to stoop so far that her bank began to ache ; then her arms grew so tired with tho uoJ wonted labor that she eould barely move this heavy pieoe of wood aed at length, wearied out' and yet not quite aware of the peril that awaited hor, gbo sat dowo on tho middle thwart and began to cry si lently. A new souud startled her. Tha boat scraped agaiust a rock. . With a sudden joy in her heart she sprang to tho side and reached out her arm there was noth ing there. She searched all round in tho darkness nothing but water. She knew new how rapidly the wind and tide com bined were carrying her away ; and as Ihe wild fancy struck ber that was the I last point of the island that the boat had j grazed, and that she was drifting cut to sea. sho rofe and called aloud in her ago- j ny (o her friends, and most of all to her young husband. Alas ! 'here was ' not even an echo to theso wild cries. She might, however, drift on to tho Skcirn'0'0 rocks: nnd as the sea, with the wind off the land, was here comparatively smooth, she would be able to scrable over the sea-wced to somo higher placo of safe ty. But she could not make them out in the darkness of tho night. Sho sat wait irg in silence now, with a great dread stealing over heart, listening for the sound of the waves on the rocks. At length she heard it. It made her tremble, but it was welcome. She kept watching tho water by the side of the boat that she might bo able to mako out tho first mass of stone or sea-weed, and she knew now that the point of the long and narrow is land was near at haud. Still she kept her head down. Tho water was lapping all around the boat ; it confusod her as she listened to tho breaking of tho waves close by. Then sho roso again. Was not the sound more distant ? She had gone by tho Skciymore recks, and was drifting out to the open sea. "Ailasa! Atlrsa .'" She started to her feet ogain. Was not that, tho voico of her lover, far away and faint ? 'Alister!" sho cried, "Alister! Are you coming for me ?" She listened again. There was another sound of "Ailasa ! Ailasa .'" but it seemed more faint ; and how eould she send back an answer agaiust the wind ? Nevertheless despair made her try again. She called uljud from time to timo, and listened ; then whon she could hear no re ply sho gave harsclf up for lost, and sat down in the boat, aad could only cry bit terly that she should see Darroch and Kiileena and her young husband no more. So she sat through tho weary hours, sleepless with her utter wretchedness, and yet sinking into a numbed stato with the cold und the wet. Sho had sacrificed her shawl ; it was now lying soaked iu tho bottom of tho boat, one cornor of it plug ged iu with the tholo-piu. She heard no moro tho sound of tho waves along tho coast; the waves were growing bigger; sho knew that she was out at sea. Day broke, cold and gray and misty. The islunds that she could dimly see in' tho distance lay like huge black shaddows iu tho white fog; but the more she gazed at them the more she was convinced that t hese were not the Skeirmoro rocks, with Darroch and Killecna behind. Whither had she come? A sort of stuper was be ginning to crawl over her ; the pain in her heart ulone prevented her siiAing in to the bottom of the boat, und letting tho rain and tho wind and the cold sea have their will of her. She could not havo closed her eyes ; yot ii wis with a start that she sa, , fur down in the southwest, a small vessel ap parently coming northward. Faint us the chances were '.hat they would descry so small an object us (his boat in the midst of the fug and rain, tho sight gave her new courage. She begun to think of the ships she had watched go by this remote aud lonely coait. Might not ono of them them pick her up, and carry her to some port from which she could make her way back to her own homo? And if this help was long delynd, she knew they would find only a corpse in ihe drifting bout. How slowly the small and shadowy ship came along! Sho gazed ut it with such iniensity that occasionally her head be came giddy, and it seemed to disappear altogether; then with a quick anxiety she would rub her eyas nnd look again. It was a Bchooner. She stood up in tbo boat and she had more difficulty uow in bal ancing horself aud waved.her handker chief, looking anxiously all the while. Surely they must see her uow. She watch ed tho sails and the course of tho vessel her accustomed eye eager to perceive the slightest charge in either. Aud there, sure enough, the schooner seemed to be drawing nearer to hor. She waved the handkerchief again. Sho began to trem ble violently. Then she sank into tbe stern of tho bout, keenly conscious of ull that was around her, and yet apparently iooapableof movement, It was a small schooner, but it setjoscil Itko the hugo ghoti of a dozen men-of-war as it bore down upon her through the gray mists of jbo rain In a sort of dreuni she saw What the men wero' doing. She saw them short eu sail ; then she heard voices; theu the schooner hove to and iho small boat was sent down. Thero were two meu and a lad in it. They pulled toward her. They catr.e nearer. And now the whole world seemed to be roc ki riff nnd surging around her, and il apreuied to her that sho must struggle upward lo save herself from drowning, und that she was powerless to act or to speak. They hailed hor. She gave ono loud cry ami then she knew no more. When sho camo lo herself sho was on the deck of the schooner and Iwo or three men, weather-worn of face, were gazing at her in a woinlerin;' way. ubh) speaking to each other in unknown tongue, "1 u in Ailasa Macdomil," sho said ; ' livo in Ki.leenn. Will you put me ashoro at aoy place thai is near to my home 1" They shook their heads, una she saw they did not understand. But the skit per, a small red-faced man, who held u bottle and a glass in his hand, said lo her,. "Engluesh?" "Yes, yes," she said, eagerly. "Varc you como?" ho said, think ing of each word as ho pronounced it. Sho pointed over to tho distant coast, now almost invisible in tho fog. 'No wreck? No boat down?" he said, supplying with abundant gestures tho missing words. "You come out lost ?" "Yes, yes," she said. "Can you take me ashore ?"' He shook his head. "Take you there? Non. Not pos--siblc. You rest here a boot ho como' back you take the boat, yes?" They were all regarding ihe beautiful young girl as though sho had dropped from the skies, and yet there was nothing rude or unkindly in their gaze. One of the crew came forward with some brandy i n a cup She shuddered, and refused it, but ho prosed her to take it so urgently that she sipped some. Then tho captain touched her dress. "Ferr bud ferr bad," said ho, shak ing his head, for her clothes wero'soaktrrg wet. He turned to tho sailors, and some con sultation with them in this unknown tongue. Then ho motioned her try follow him ; and although she guessed they wero French, and knew that tho French were' not liked by tho fishermen of her coast, still she had no fear of sea-faring folk, acd she followed him bravely. He took her to the door of hisowa cab in, and pointed inside. He showed her the bolt ; and when she hesitated, he said, with vehement gosture, "No? Why no? Forr you it is forr you. Go there, and mo come back you shall give the dresses by this way they go to dry by the fire, yes? Why uo? You ore afrait? Mon Dieu. sec !" He showrd her tho bolt again ; uud there was a proud and hurt look in his faco (hat gavo her more courage thun auy voluble protestations could have done. She went inside ihe small cabin it was not small in her eyes, accustomed as sho was to the resources of much smeller craft than a French schooner and made her self quite at homo there. The sailors treated her with the greatest thought ful ness and kindness. The boy whom she had seen in the small bout was Bent to the door of the cabin to wait for her wef clothes. Ho brought her some coffee and biscuits , ho brought her, too, abundant coverings for tho hnmmrck ; aud though bo cculd not speak a woid, his big black eyes aud browned hands showed her what to dc. Then, having partaken of this frugal but comforting meal, she bolted tho door of tho cabin, sho rolled herself up in tho warm clothes, and, tired, cold, and heart -sio'c beyond measure, gunk into a deep sleep. When sho awoke her clothes were thor' oughly dried ; nnd she knew tho difficulty they must have experienced i drying ny Woman's clothes ou board a boat. When' sho hnd dressed herself sho went on deck, and it seemed to her that she had cutercdf upon a new life. Surely she had passed through the agony of death, and left ulr' her old friends and ossooiates behind. For now it was cloar mid-day, and the sun had rolled baok the rain-olouds to the hor' izon, while far away u cross ihe blue sea at palo, 'all, white object ut the. very extrem ity of the laod caught rho sunlight atd1 shono over thn dark -eoast. If is tho Bull of LowU!'" she'erifd, itf dismay. , . 'i- - -Lewis'? Yes, yvti yes !w tbo sWatt',-red-faced eaptaio said. ' , to 1 continued H li ,3 3 "a '