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"TllK "UtijurixxiJ' ONB WOMAN'S UFA Thre mn, who iron cood and front, FaroreO by fortune u3 fat. I oveil ono woman; but shs Iovel none ol the three f hrr wvrv lrlnK and ttioy loved fneh other At (rU'U'1 leva Irirml, or brother brultior, Hut no out? ever Hpoke Ihe Btmc nl heart svrolfS. The Crt hU tove to the woman toM, lu jjaMluii 't wnrtli, by hope mmlu bold. IWtirr limn turn, or weallu, VI ore than my Ilia ilwlf. I leva tou 1 love you." hr m. the lisk'niil, but Oic linok her I1M11I, rid sqmiimviI. low end tine, "1 lot not love uuljou." Tli wnnil mid, "I lore you well, Vloro limn throiiL-h life my Mm aux Loll; Living, 111 love luit you, 111 dt'.ntli to you Ihi trim," Wlir, ulirdld not iiinli'ifunl, Dut the luld In liii her hand; And throuKliont nil her lift feliC lived hl fallhtul Mlto. Ofhlilorf forhor, tlietlilrj tltAe never tncle word: Yet wit. 111 love' d''2rea 1 lie lliltllt'lt id t lie limit. Te wntclied her live mid viw h.:r die, but hli henrl never volivl ery. Homeiiow. when her llto win pint, tic kiKU klic win lil ut lM. 1, iruile iiiim.on. In Dra$. TROTTOLLXO. A SKU'CJI. Trottolitio c.imo singtnii lliroiiRh tlio lanes; it as A diiy in I'lirly summer, with light (riirnut witiits which blew llio rib bon liku leaves of tlio canes to niil fro, nj ruflled Into pcntlo i ipla the green waters of the stream by which tlivy grew. Troltolino had received many muro uames from holy church; but none of tlioin was ever used. Ho wax Trotlolino to all the world, though bo now oi twenty-ouo roars of Ago, Ho was very pretty lud, small but ad inirubly tnn'le, and lit Ho as adcer. llo bad t rounJ fare, with lunching eyes, Auburn curl, n luoulli liko a toiucgraiato flower, ml shining mow while teeth. Ho was always g.iy nnd merry. lit) was a baker's boy, ami went nbout tlio country with the Vig mooniiko lunvea piled in a mall blue covered mrt with a while ah n i iik, draw n by a donkey, which .u very small, tun, but Aturdy And swift, and on tho bent of terms with Its master. What business w.i it of Any onn'a If Trui- toliuo and his donkey took a nnp on the roadside grass, or loitered w hero tho fish wero leaping In the river, or plucked wild pencil or two from a wayside tree, or trayrd now ntid then Into the jr.iy path Dttder tho vine? Tlio customers wailed for their bread, Indeed, but then when Trotlolino ilid arrive ft In laiiih wan so Irre sistible a ho murmured "J'.i.icur. i!" that none could ever flu. I In their licntta to wold or to report him. Truttoliuo could ill); very cheerily, too, mi l ho hud an old tnnndulino tuilu.' iu tho bottom of the cart, wliich, when be Invented lonely Lines or bill of solitary moorland, ho Would take out, an I with therein e.ilcly tucked away ou his arm, would waken tho echoes with its cords, w hilo lie wing with a full gay tenor voico tho longs of tho country ide, Many a lonely cnttngo and waterside, mill bad it il.torwuy tilled by women and children an tlieao echoes Halted lo Ihciu. "Tliere lit TiiitU'lip.i,'- they ruid ti ono uolher, and would la i;li uti I rail out and Ak hi in in; nn. I thon.'li the delivery of tliu loave wan ;.lv hiiulcrcd br rxinii. luniy nn. I but inclixl.rK, hie il.a wcro lunch the biiliicr .r both. Not very many year npi Tuvtn people II tuu.lo ilii tr o'ii .. a. I, mid Would no nmru bavo tlUid.-ltX of ''eiiiitig baker.' bread Until of ikoru tio miiooili, wloto it'iiiin (d the river led; but njjfiopt iu f:iri,llwiiM-e, no boliie-mnd ...1 i tii. .lid every one g to the' buker'a, lo tho injury nf ihi-ir iliy-lioi,"M' I f their tliy-lio' M'j I tin. in. v, in nil ini'teHwt c ' "iovidenttt nn.l , Vblclt i ' ," 'cial HI411 of all prooien.4 -'I1-'- "y., I rottolinu' too t iiiiuui iiidolcnc-1, nioilcrn i rouudawi-ie lor". " IH'U halting place ninnv in the U- niiMiikefii,, to,llry gj,0 wl.it It be inland wa. lVfi.tr. Hi Ualtlioiiirhl t...... -i lie evcrll '"-"yrr,irt. and would quicki'ti I -ver Ihev v . .iy iiiHirnuv limro 'tiwpitul In to a ilrmu'lil ol -XI VII lue driver ,wim likelv to bu l.iiiimtiiid by a wbii f inlul ol liran tor bi'tiM'll ol taret or an Imttolino cin. lover di more linnt than lnit, and loii'UNivi- wrru noil I aud of fair wiiht; Immu a big brawny iiinu, Who ipclit Hunt of tint tiny oil In Hire bold, tripiied to tho wait in warm weather, and wearing a red conical cap. Hi aharo of the bunner wu lo dinpiny bimw ll tliu. The bread wa made and baked indoora by Ms women ami Inn ap prentice. Irottolino did littlo with oicti or trough; hi merrier mirn'on watlo nour the country with tho little blue cart, 11" 111 rn-opU were poor, liii father wn a brukla)er and Li brother a iua.n. Thero wero lhre. unirry- pretty, Mucy tirU-youtn.fr than be, who wt-tit alwv "Aying l out the na. with ktriw plait ina an eicuw for U nig Idle, 'lli. y hud a btlie coltu.t' at llio angle of a Wood, a mile from the village, w here the bakerr wa. It wa old and luiuhle-down, but the iwect-kuieiling lira toM rutin. I, and above it aud tn-ar it tho httl" green river purled over it iloni, irvin. trout and IX'Mll In i'l clear rifplea, and being ofteu bruMied by the b.w-llilng winge id Irrali-watt r bird. Tho tinitht r and gi.ui.l rttollier ill. I the bntiM-w.irk, itK.ked, w wed. p"n ud kept the family logctln-r. Tln v were nappy . iliecrfill, aVti tloltatO eoplt., and U whi the ri.le of ll.cir bean to m- Irottolino in the bhtn cart winding up the atxly path itlt.t tor. pinew.Kid, or dlwip. rnig Ubtud the lad i-nnrbtake by ttio nrer. ' llwa fiiyotlte with hi employer. JIinntl wit-kly waim wot a van Li-lit to In Utuily, and t,e ,ak,.r a daughter, who woAiixtern, Im kul with luvontig ei i on hi auburn cinla. Ib ra..'. aprelty hi le, hew a AlwainuiWd llioudina, o that the couplet 'h. ni.-n,tinat Cn-ie ti i lo Ivti , ma a iiau rid ' often thontrJ ,v him in tho paMoral ohtude. while the i,.j!tif IVopmn Went tdt-pAt, tic-lne on tho Mil l i f tho ioK U. It wu a high yaitliini aiiihitii.tt, imdoitlit. todn'mol evir welding loon.li'ii and a.K-ceeding lo tho b.-liety. put PM thing bad lmpcncd, niid , l,ker wn known to look on witit nit In lul nt m.le w brn I rottolino, fniil rii d im,,, .c, broii 'ht the girl on r-tindny A bun. Ii id t atnalioim or a few I limn ro- from lua o u u ip ol grrden, and liioinliiid, who a n,,cy child and A Cixjuelte, put them Iu the ,,,u't of Iter IkvIico or in Iter WiiiMbulid ami went with them lliui honored to ma or to vcper. ' Ilow canyon tirnttrago It!" anld the baker' wiln, "the a-m of a bracviuute, lad who dilvc your a?" And tl.n b.ikcr lau;-lied and answered with good humor "Lh! ho might I n biin-li; Unit would I worm). Trot Uilina haa atuir in bun, Ihnti.'li ho ia nl wrayi laughing and ringing; htilnut doubled the cuatom, and never la llieto centlmo wronj. Theae are (ptiiUtn, toy woiuan, thee att (jnal.tlc thul nru not picked up tvery day. U t ibiuga wgatliry will; Uiey arg childica a yet, but if they keep in the same mind whon he baa served hli timo I am not euro that I shall say no. lie is small, you nay? Yes; bo la not giant. Dut bee i a very littlo thing, and whoro will you find anything that bents a beo for work?" This complacency In his master was more or less known to the lad and mado him feo) secure as to his futuro; ho was in lovo with liioudiiiA, but ia a simple, inno cent, youthful way, with a touch of aelf inlcreat in bis adoration which nindo him gny and minguino. Alwnys in tho open air and living with tho utmost frugality, tho fumes of piuwion wero unknown to him, and bis courtship was a playtime Ho would talk a groat tleul about llion din.i to the donkey, who moved hU sod curs nt her iinmo beciuiio ho oltc.11 got a sour npplu to munch from her hand; and Iiioiiduia wtw always in bis head as he fang of lilies ami rocs and Mara and doves and fountains and all the other goms of tho Hiornelht. Hut it wits a boy lovo, sweet, nut eager, conUdit to wait, into wliich neither impulieneo nor bitter news entered. Truttolino,-too, ulwaysaaw eveiything or. ho wished it to, be, to livo in tho Hume, pluce all his life, and go his daily round and laugh and aing nud chatter and dunce in tlio farmhouse at vintage time nud carnival tituo. This wan pnradicn to him; ho could coneeiva no other lifo that could poibly bo better. Kvervbody wn his fuend and ovjry door slood open to him. nr. Ho wns startled in his happy, uncon scious opliuitHin whon ono day 11 inillur, to whom bo bad gouii for auiuu llour for his miiHter, nai.1 middouly to iiiui: "lo you know that they will take nl tn.mt nil the hnU of your. years next flu tuiuii? They want so many tnon for Af rica; tho bight bt.m.l.ir.i ha been lowered again, And tliu numbers ulso." Troltolino's fresh f.ico lost its ruddy color. "l)o you mean no you don't mean" ho atninniored. "Yes; 1 mean very likoly you will have to serve, tny poor boy," said the miller, who wan an authority In the neighbor hood, being a rich man and onn w ho road tho newKpapem, and hud evonbeon kuowu to eoulrailict tliu viear.- . "All tho luds go Into the regiments; all gills enmo to the mill; anybody in good enough to bo almt by tlio blacks or killu I of thirst; that is what we pay taxes for. to low our lad and bury good money in for eign Ian K It is all wrong, Trottu'lino; all duinnulily wrong; tho boys and the money arc tho strength of tho country, ami they throw them both a ay us ii they wero mildewed hurley. " 'J'rottuliiu, caritij nothing for gcnorali ration, aUircd at tho speaker with dii li'nded, ho'rrilK'd eyoa. "1 lumloaure, wu mado aure," ho mut tered; "they always ul. thero was no sort of fear for uio, bovdma 1 w.is under tho tambird." " 'Times chnng..."s.ild tho miller. "Who could tell they Would go And Ul.lktt fuobi of thftiiKidvcs'iii Africa? You iiro short, to bo aure, but lliey have lowered tho mc.iHiiro nud you ro very well made. Mark my word,omu fSepteiuber they will take you!" The lint tears (hit ho bad ever shed In hia lifo ruahod inloTrottoliii't' eyes ami he hid litem oil tlio short, thick inauo of lVppiiio "I could null I could not!" hosnidtiit- conn! v. 'll.o miller, who wai not nn unkind mm. vet who liked t. llit oat ttiiiveleiimn truths hoiti.' to other people, putted liii hlioiil.lor. Hon Ire la ol lliein a iy t'l:;'., lull llit-y go. ton will .) it win ni I av. Ion won t get out ol it. And it won't ho 1. lay ing the lute And getting tint donkey and ogling 1.0111 i iu all day loii-thcro my poor follow,' IV. , . . The mill stood 011 tin river, some littlo iliKlimco from 'I rot til I no' lioiuo. It win a lovely, laughing day in April, with the furrows id tint grt-en roru starred with liyacintha, and iI.iIIo-IiIh and roots of piiinroHU Iilonoiiiuig all nloii (iio gr.i.aoy I.-iiiki. Hut all tho ghidnoai of it na clouded over for the bov, tin I Ihn bluo lieaveua eateil to wear a kindly aiuiln fur him. 1Ij let repp iin niiiblo on his own pace u:. bullied, aud tru;t inoutlifiiU licro ami thero at pli-anure, mid bo went p.ut 111010 man one om ii iioor, not even hear ing I he eric (10111 wilbiii id "Trolto'.ino! oh, Tr lUolnm!" Tin tires I terror of tlio rotix'iiplioii b id laid its cold hau l oil him ami Iron mi llie lait.-h 0:1 lilsiipmnd Intihed the iiiuaii' in bia apul. it waa bito and when his round made bini lato bo wait allowed lo Uliht hi don Ley in 11 abed nt home, on condition that be prvwiitcd hiiiim-ll nt the bakery at day bleak. IU wa met some y.irdi from home by hi siatera, w lot, Inugliitig and full of glee, climbed up Into) llio cart un I acii-M llio rem, and chattered liko no iiiany par row in an acre of gu-eii pi i. Hut Ttotto linn bad lin heart nor heed nr I licit). When he reached hi father's eoltago bo dado lliein aco to l't ppino, whu li they often did, and hit bliion.ll walked up tho garden path of hing!e. "t.r.iuny- tniilher," ho sal I. in low, tllitdcady Voice, In llio wmiieii nCinglo the evening hu low in tho kicIi, "they iy Ihey have lowered the stand. irl; when autuyin conic they will take luc; cwry body i going Ij Africa." "Africa!" hnek.-d the women tiigethvr, whilo the girl li lt IVppino at llieeutranee and ran in, tcriilie.l, to tin en. "I Hi, 11. il The Madoiius fottiid! Never, never! Tko you, Trotttilino-you, our ono ctiadort, our one treasure, our brvaJ-winnor, our tiir, our darling -never, never' Tho tler mother in heaven will never pt unit it." "tiur mother In heaven never moves a linger for a cnni-ripi," .n I I rottolino .olly. "l.N'lio not let all the lad Iki taken till ball llio land lie liiilillcd ,' They nlway said I wa too abort; but it ihi'ui tltey have lowered (ho stnmbiril. They want soldier. n luui li for Aim a," " hero i A ft It a?" fail the eldeat girl, whilo the mother And giaiidinntlicr rent the air with I heir nntrnca and supplir.i tion lo Holy Maty, who had been mother and ought lo know what ii-o a hi were, "Afiica i-i-" mutt. red Trnttolmo. "I don t know what II ia. It i plaen wheru Ihev bury men nud money vvery 1l.1v-a aorl of oven, I think, far away be' yon I the -n. It i a pit, a furnace; 1 tl in'l know what exactly, tint they keep on Irving In lid it and it I never III led." A aliii'ldi rluf horror tu-in'd llio women, and rliecked In swe for a motuuut their frantic outctie. "Hut w hnt have you n do with It?" aaled Koaa, who was ol a clear and logical mind. "1 don't know. It has to U wt," said Trottohnn, with thai aciinevneo in In iH'tiit.ible mid iindi-piilcl auliiorily whicli 1 1 iiiihcdded iu IK liatimi.il clou aeler, and I a iiwuo and as supiuo the fa tahin of the (ileutal. "Jliit I i iinnot g .! ' bu cried loud. "I cstinot go! h, granny! (Hi, mother! 1 cannot go! I tli.iil tho if they take me away fioni I'.iond.iu aud I'cjtpiuo and tho cait and nil nl you." Thou be tlittiw himself down on the tlircMiold and sobbed and wn'.bod and moaned. H wn indeed tho end of all tiling lor him, poor imy. A 1 mm later his lather nd brother I'.u l . came In, tir-d and hot, thnir bar I'.lWvl with d.'W, their beiuM'U shirts wet wnli N'rpir.ni.in. They hud been o'.'- li tieiii he to l.lallt Voting Vine. ihtybcat their .rciit ud tore their h-iir 111 il.-, ration when they heard. 1 ml! 1 ill in 1 1 .1 1 1.. I ., ; -. iiiaiiumy in 1110 iiiiuiiy. I '', uivir wu tho boy be taken," they shrieked. "The skies will fall before the powors la heaven shall let such cruolty bol" V. But no help enmo from heaven or earth, and tho miller hud boon right in his foro boding; and Trotlolino, with other lads of tho district born in the same year with himself, was forced to go in due courso to tho neighboring town, and bo stripped Ana examined, ana draw ins nuinlHir tike tho rent, Tho Oovernmont wanted men, and tho standard of bight was lowered, nud even many youths far from healthy or well shaped wcro accepted. Tiottolino, who wiw of low stature, hut ns healthy as a two-yenr-old pony, and as admirably shaped 11s tho Faun slaluo, had no possible physical chanco of oscape. llo drow a fatal number and wan doomed to Hcrvo. All hia agony was of uo avail, llo had to go. In vnin tho women at homo wept, nud knew that their chief mitiiiNltty was to bo torn from them, for tho hither wrw weak of health and tho elder lad n drunkard. If tho w heels of conscription couht bo slopped by women's tears, it would rojt inaclivu forever nil over liuropo. In due course ho had to go, "You will wait for mo, Biomlina?" said tho boy to his sweothedit, imploringly. "Oil, who known?" said tho girl, lightly mid unkindly. "1 could not promise that. Trotlolino. Who cm sav what 0110 will do tomorrow, or next year?" "iittt. if yon lovo mo you will wait," stiimnierod j'rottollnn, nghaHt nn I timid. "Kti!" said tho littlo maiden, with a ahrug of tho shoulders. "I liko you now you nru hero; when you aro gone chi sa?" Trotlolino did mil proles!. His spirit cowed. All his sunny, merrv, carolens lifo was killed iu him, ns a bluo lupin grow ing In tho gnu Is cttl down by a mower's scythe, liiomliuii wa cruel, but so was fate." It seemed tint lira I, Inevitable that ono calamity should coiuo oil tho top of ono Another, It itlways was so. Tho King, or tho Virgin, or tho Saint, pr somo boly, was nngry with him, and would have it so. Trotlolino was wretched, tin sjM'akubly wretched, but bo ilid not rebel. The lamb bln.it, but goui meekly t j tho slaughter. So did ho. And ill a littlo whilo tho villngoknow him no more. Tho linker-bought the donkey fur a quarter of its value and sent a man out with tho loaves, a suily, silent, unintcrt'Htcd person, who delivered tho bread us a machine might do; tho mando lin bung on a rusty nail for awhile nud then was sold, too, by the eldest gb that sliu might buv a necklace of colored beads for herself. The mother and grandmother sighod mid grumbh'd and wept for the liwt help and the vacant chair. Tlio weeds grew thick in the little garden nud tho soun pot rarely saw a piece of in"nt. "W hat a lad ho wai to work! I never siiw bl liko, and so merry with it nil, us if it wero so much p ay!" Maid the baker now ami then, when angry wilh otheri, and l.iondinn cried a littlo when alio heard her fallier say tliie, nud looked wistfully at tho palm with its knot of rilibou and ipng of olive and everhetling Mower whicli Trotlo lino had given her at K.iMcr, nnd wliich hung over her littlo narrow bed. Hut 110 one can borrow forever, nnd IJOn.llna wiut a littlo girl soon consoled, andbeforo long alio coated to give the donkey iili npplu nn fount day for old reiiii'iubraiiou soke, and began to aiuilo on 0110 ol h r an. turn, tiiniii Moronc, or llig lihtck John, a in oi ler furrier, who had A forgy utjliu other end of the h.iinict, and wait han Uoui.' mi l impudent an. I well lodo, mi l who helpet lo tlraw closer tho veil of oblivion which iiImciicii had uiit-ady galhcrvd over tho on at'.rv of the nh-eiit. r.atr Trottoliii,,:" il,f,ugl,t Jtiotiditti, S inietiuies pl.iurivi'ly; but ho had been only a boy, and bad bad nothing, nud bo w ns fur away - lar away. Who could euro for a (ithoii gone right away into remote, Invisible, ituiuiagiiiablii Kceiies? Ilia mother might do that, but 1'iioiuliiia coul I not. Then liiiui, tlio lariier, had In. nicy and n tine bonne next his forge, nil velloiv miicco ami green itiimis, a 11 it won a Iioiiwi 111 loan; nud alio would wear 11 limi ne! Mild A silk frock if she married lion, mid have n charwoman lo do lint dirty work, nnd eat Ine I liver every day, and Ih- Hie envy of fl her companion. ' What eli incti had a 111 to- lii'Mitorv ng iinat nil th.8? Or tho luuto, path-lie, small-leaved tepro.ieli of lil t bii'icli ol palm and olivo hung nbovo lur bd.' VI. Mean w bitn Trrttfnlittd f tpitw-iii- l-,itn.l nn.l wealed and auilered mi l broni hi benil under llio heavy 1. ink and mttiket and llrj biut il order' nl tho banai k. nud 1.1 pretty, thick, Idomj coil i.iru, In limb selling, his lung pautinr. In ImiIv starv ing, and all hi rami ait ketiiug, liaifor tie b(e ho bud loved and the Allectious hu hud hit. 1'iior littlo Trotlolino! Ono Among tbou Atnl of counlry l.l, loin fiom llieir It'ail'f 111 lull dlld vale lli.'ir .1011,1 i,i...l. i'l Slid their gtaloiiio viuevuid, toawell 1110 rutin 01 111 c;u i. III led, III tr itedcoii aeritda, kemi' lled III lill'l, pmhe I In uild fro in cattle triii k, weighted wi ll load liko punting pack muk-a; forced down un der llio brut.iliing itiucbine nf military hlo, which preme out nature from the very veins and U.n.-s of is victims and s mp from tho war in, living II. h a pup K't, A I.hiI, thing, cnituitp willioiit 1 ye, or car, cr seiiaet, or will of it owu, a pl.iyll.itig fur death, a iiiimiIo iu tho uter-cili-ui blind ol llio Mate. I'oor littlo Trotlolino! They sent hun far away to sotne south cm low 11 of which be had iieer heard the name. Ho was miaerable, and oil lime mi the match big tears would falter on hi curling la-he and roll down In checks, otn o rny as the ro bdoro lil rot lag j thnir at home. llo wa pcr'tnally at fault, and por't. nnlly puiiihnl, he wa agile a goal, lithe a a stptirrel, and bad once been gay n slaik. He did m l w iU In dieola-y, but i.lK'dien.o was iinixmaihle lo him -such blind, stupid, dull obrdienco Against ail the laws ol n.ituro as was now cxii. ted from him. Al home, never iu all hi lifo had be diaoU'Veil h.a mother or hi tint ter; bo bad run to do their bidding like A docile dog. II11I here iu the barrack they Initialised, bewildered, atlllilied, UH-Iie., maddened him; hn was ulwav iu faull. often ho knew not why or wherefore, an i puniabmeiil mint d iix'ui him n blow will ruin iiimiii a willing horae front crm I hand, until his luit.py and buoyant spirit wu bioken snd Ifntcn into a sullen silence, which wa aa unnatural in blm a it is to the rippling and murmuring river ).) grow till uu l lotid and at.iguanl under the pn uro of factory wheel and the burden ol factory rtfui. 'Ihey kept hun there hi the ugly city of the .Smth. with it buked slid dimt strewn plains, it blinding, stony atrctu, Ita scorching drouth, dragging hi feet In seemingly unending marches, lying dared w ith laligci'.t and buiik'ry on the Undies of the barrack nrl, alwnv iin-d. slwnys footsore, always sching from head to f.tot, longing with s dim pu lonatit longing, bkn a chained dug'A. for hi (amilinr road, hi grrnwy hill side In merry, simple bio, his joplo, and bis home. And Itiondins? Ho wondered. lliondina mul I wn. a very ginvl, stifT, school tuught huinlw tiling, but she never sent him a hue nor etc 11 a tneaaago, Tho rare letter ho got w, re from his mother and grandmother, written for thutn by tho village priest. They were short snd sad; there was Always aouio had new in them. Onco hli lather bad thiven the pitchfork through his instep and was tieeloss for month; another time the eldvst brother had tho (over, gut iu luakiug iliUuo; aud yet another, the big trray sow bad died and the hens had chicken cho'ora. Of liiondma there was never s word. In tho rudo scrawl which ho bad lonmcd to writo, that ho might keep account of the urunu buivb, uo answeroa tuetr lotiers laitn fully, though ho had to go without to bacco to find money for the postage, and ho asked always, "What of dear Biondina? Toll me something of lliondina. Ask llion dina, for the pity of heaven, to send me somo word." llttt biondina never sont htm any word. Onco in his ni.it hor's lottew, which came to him aliou. .. t.-o in three or four months, thero never was any hint concerning her. And so tho time wont on; ono heavy, hot season passed into a muddv, chilly w intor, nnd thou again drifted into another burn ing, arid summer, for it seemed lo him thnt thoro wits neither spring nor autumn, nor wns there anything sweet or fresh, but only blinding heut nnd piercing cold in theso hideous bnrrneksjof u slui.lo!e.i city; and then, when four Beasona had thus gone by, Trottolino, who was only ono of the rank and lllo of an iufautry regiment, was drafted oil" and sent to Naples wilh his battalion on otud a transport ship. Thoy wore going to Africa. vi r. He heard the fools- in tho streots shout ing and cheering them ns thoy tramped to tho docks; Iu heard tho still greater fools around him on the deck shoutii. hack, poor lads! ninl telling one another all tho fables narrated to them by tho ollicers fable of tho ruby mines, mid tlio rivers of wine, und tho King's palaces, and the Idacic suivo girls, nnd the ropes of pearls that they would all havo a loot when they should touch the African shores. Trotto lino could not seo tho shores ho left for the great tears that blinded hi eyes, and nil that bo did nee was w hat ho never would see again a little cottagn in a green gar den of herbs and rosus, grusy roads w ind ing between thickets ol cane, a littlo don key trotting merrily along the margin of a Mtivitm, A fair faced maiden, with blue, smiling eyes and braided hair tho color of ripo wheat, coming coyly out with an Ap plu in her hand. That was all ho saw as the crowded tramport ship, under its cloud of foul smoke, steamed nut of tho hiulior, beuritig its living freight to sullor and pine, and sicken, imd swoltcr aud ptii-.li under. tho brazen kkice of Africa, lie was not Irottolino. He had ItingTinco ceased to ho Trottolino. He wu only a private in a marching regiment laitind for Massaua; only one of tho many torn pieces of throbbing llesh witli w hicli war buihU up its arch of triumph. And his place knew him no more, and no ono remembered him except now and then his mother mid grandmother, who, ns they sat shivering over a littlo pot of clwrcoul in long winter evening, when tho girls wcro away dancing nt fu.-mhouHcs, shook their heads together and fcuid to 0110 an other: "How warm nnd well it wns when tho hid was here! What big hranchct ho used lo bring down from tlio woods, and always a merry toiigoo, aud always a useful linml!" When the next Kdctcrlide came round there was a lino wvdd.ng in the village un der the hill, (.inn el Moron.! espoused lliondina, and fo splendid 11 bridal hud no bc.'li seen iu th.1-0 itarts for many a day. J loth the fallier nud tlio bridegroom wero men who com. I spend when they choo lo open their pnrae strain:. Huch eating aud dnuULu.'. such dancing and tinging, such uproar and g.ively Iiiivj never Ihj.-ii us wero heard ill tho baker's boiisu iu honor of his littlo daughter. It wns mid-April, nnd all it ilnre seemed to rejoice w ith the rod tu bps 11 1 1 the bluo b.iray, tho wild rusts mi the whitu may in Iho iie lgi's all b''ttvjm ing nil over' i!i v. 'dj ti.liis. Only tho toii!.ey was left f-utigry iu In stnble while tho lu. 11 feasted. And two Women who bad not h"ftl bidden In tho feint thought sa lly ,il Uiey tin tip lla':r pit ell ol Vcgo l.ibl.i ground in trolit ol the hut. "My p-M.r lad! N.tl a thought of It 1 11s. thinigli unco he v.a b.i'f prouimed I hut ho should have the bridcguaiui's place! Not n flight llion;;ii nf linn, and thu little blue eye I doll U :iii king nud bluihing and kth-titig 1111. 1 niukiu.' a fml of I'.iack John, uu l Honking herself a tiiiu lady with tho atringtif H'arl round Iter nock, mid ail tho village wilting her jy." ll was hnl. It s.i-iaiiI very hard to Tiultohno' 1110. her and grandmother as Ihev ptoiilu ly lined Ihe heavy black earth und weeded the speed null and vctcli out Iroin (hi) row i of pe.M. ll wa tho way of the world, no doubt; but the way of 'llio world is apt to sec in hard to niinp.'o folks. VIII. Some months Inter, w licit Ihe ret-n 'ii bad long been gathered und sold, and the heal of the summer had been heavy nit the earth, though tho vines loved It mid ll .111 iched in it atilirvdiinl, the miller who lived at the water null und who wns a kiuilly man, though rough and aareunlic in sp.'ech, walked tlown by the stream 0110 evening, when his wheel wa at a stun. Mill Uhmiuo llio water was o low, and and to tho two women working to- geiiier a usual, hanging out hncu on lines under the pear live; .-'ay, wife, tt.i you ever hear from vour hid hi Aliou?" Ihe wo n ohook their lie.nl. They ba I bcaid iinlhitig sineo .ilarch; then ho hud only written a few line that said it was hot as in ihoae foreign iinrui nud 111111 no 11a 1 itccn ill wun lever, r.ver suico I ben never had count A Word. II only tho King would ploa-o send him back! His hit her had been bedridden ever sineeth.it AiTltlelit lo Ins fiatt, it was thought it would end in pmgrvne; and Ihe girl wero giddy paced wetithea, good for naught, nd I Undo spent nil ho got nn wnio and tobacco at Ihe vil lage drinking place, snd Ihe lird only knew how things would end; two women could not keep tho naif over their headl on J liud hrcid (or everylaaly. Was there Any way in which Trottolitio could begot iai kr no liinl been away nigh on two years, snd what would ho way when he heard (hat Hiombna had got married Aud wa aWil to becomo a mother? Die miller shook his head. lie some liiiieA laniglit newpiitcr. He had l-otigbl one in the town tho previous day, mid he hud seen story of Africa, of a forced match, of men goiio mad from best snd thirtd, nf young soldiers shot by their ollicers, of other shot by their own baud t get nut of their torture. There had Uvii no names given except those of two captain and s.imo subaltern who were dea l, but eighty-live privates wore said to bo killed or miming, and what he had read had made him Hunk of tho hid he had ut'd lo know ' I come down through the l.iu.-a to ak if thore had been of Into siiynew of llieir bov. He said nothing i what ho had rend to the two women, but went m lly to his homa where lh mill wheel was siaiidiug still in the blue evening shadow, tho swallows Ami tho bats wheeling above Its water. All the evening lung hu saw in memory the pretty, merry brown face of 'trotlolino, with its blowing curia, and it laughing lif t, and it grsy eye, so wide open lo the sunshine. All llieeveniag long hcaoeiiicd to bear the miles of Ihe eld tiiiiiidonn as it hud lined lo sound shove the tnuttoring of tho mill water and the trot of tho little donkey's hunt. "A good lad. a happy Ind, a useful lad," thought the old man as he m n tlf) porch, snioking his lust pl be (ore bed timo. "And Ihe fools (Kind him to Kf) end rot, like spoiled fruit, At the other end of the world. Tsx, taxv tax! slaughter, slaughter, slaughter! That is the only tune they play to us, aud we are such besotted lUut wo tura our purses iu,jj uut A. SILBBRBBRO ro I VI 1 ' 5 fill"l ' 11 mmt iti'i is' i MJ " 111 " " ' '" " ' ' rei .-..--.mt v- .---r .t- ...j. - I " O 33 " LU p ' ' RMIlMS g a . 1 'i. 1 f. i. , vt '.tj . j.i',.ii"i !, Irl Cy s- o j 'i4s..Lrj,v5 0 2 o O. r J3 ..-ti'jy-ifl Ti2?-'f''3s-rsiif O r 2 AGENT for EARLY BREAKFAST and Kivo our bivs to feod the carrion birds to pleiue Iheui!" And a few months later on. when tho olive were bein L'.itbered and tlie child of I'.inndiiia was bi'itii! rnrried lo tho font lo bo baptlz".) iu all its finery nn.l the old mil) who had died of raii)rcno in the font wa bpin shulMed into a nainelets bole under the rank jims where tiio poor wero imr.c'i, 1 1 ley n.'urJ al lul that Iroltoliuu was ilead. llo had been dead, many months dead as tho palm which llion dina had thrown out upon the dust btupa year lieforo. On that aw ful dsy of which tho miller bad rend, under thu hrn. ui kies of Allien, in the mil and tlio sand, and the thirt, and tho plague of slin.n.' innecl life, nnd thu a my of bliii.li.il, lehtcrnirf eyt-s, ho ba-l ilrnpfi.'il d twntis the p-it ietit camel drop w :ic:i his last breath of life ii .ns iittt and one of his ulliivr had yelled at him nnd riire. him ns a kitlkim; cur, and when he bad failed to oltey ntid ri; had ahot him, the vulture, already e.irit'.'d by blood, heai ily llnatiii ubitiii liiin, thou Kvtllinjr ! thi'ir work. Hi villaj,0 tallied of him a littlo while, not oii!t, not much; ho h.i I Ueu only a baker's lad. Hut a simple, happy, iim ful lifo was iriiiie forever, and by it los tho world was ao much poorer, lie h.nl been blithe and harmlcNia n swallow iu Ihn April sir, aa a leveri't in tho llelds of June, and tho Mate bad taken him nnd jammed him under it iron heel and had crushed him into not hi ni: lie., body and soul. And it i f.ir this f.ito that women brlnj f.u th main children, to this end thai llio IKM.pIo strain aud aro slnpjied of their iiard won earnings. "War balh litres daughter," ald a irrcat king once, "Fire, and I'.iood, and raiuine." And these threo devour le nations, and yet tho nations crawl in Ihe dust and kiss their feet! Ut'ltiv. An ltlir-a f:rleiee. MnJ. Kidney llerla-rt, a well-known jiiuriiiili-t In agricultural circles, writes. April IS, lssifc Nimo live years ntto I wrote a letter stalitiK that .Vwiit's Specific had ciinsl mo of severe rbciiiiiHiism. huiio that timo I have bad it return of tho rheumatic troubles, lilt li'iu-ti fre quently exHied to the inllueiictii that iindni'i'i former Attacks. N'veral of my friend had a similar exx'rienee, and aro firm in tin Ir conviction that H. 8. K. btouht a iMTinanent cure. 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