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g in rN Sunny Bank Farm nr FLOYD LIVINGSTON VSXXC3CCCrf3SS!tfCOCi CItAI'TKH I. Fnr nwny muoiijj Hip Now Ktwliiml lilIN stnmlK it Inw olil-fnuliloticil fnrm limine, nromiil mIhhp licnrlli Htoiio lint lminy yciirn intone u tminl (if merry, noNy thllilnu plnycil inyKulf tlio morrli'wt, iuMot of tlii'iii nil. It stooil upnii nn eminence iivorlimklns n linmil Mrip of rullliiir niwiilow IiiimI, nl tin I'MivmUy "f wlilcli n till' nlil rii.v iwli. whole tlio roIUvii rod mill Hnns.ifrni prow, where tlio icrocn Ivy crept over tin" rrntijlilltitf wnll, nnd wlioro, tinder tlio cliinlow of tlio thorn npplo troo. wo Imllt our piny lumooK, ilrinldiitf our ton from tlio iirnrii snticrm, mid piiltitlnj; our ilollV tmv with tlio red Jutoo nf tin- poke liorrloi, Wlllt'll J.TOW tlioro 111 Kl'l'llt IlnlHll1llf'. tint oppolto our limine, mill m-riiHM tlio piocii iiii'iiilnw, n ii Hluuly roo, wlii'r'", In tho oprlnc tlino, tin' Mliijtiiii.' Iilnls lunilo their iii'stM, mnl win re. when tlio lirontli of whiter mum oil tlio Kiiowulmt IiIIN, Lizzie. C'nrrle mnl I, mnl our tnllor, Mroiigor liiutlicrt ilrnm'il "iir hImN lnl Iiij.' swiftly iIumi the Meop 111 It . mill nwny over tlio loo-oin oroil vnlloy liolow. Truly, UIW WIIM II Jojotls ('llllllll(ll)ll. mill ohm u Imppy lioiiiv; for novor elsewhere foil till' NtlllltllOl'H KoWoii Himllalit ii Koftly. mnl novor wum iniixli? xwootor tlinn vim tlio murmur of tlio iI.iiu-Ihk wntor linml: which run jiiit our tloor. mnl tlnwn tlio lollB RIVOH lllllO, liwllllj ItM'Ifllt hint In tin- dim old mooiN. wliloli Htivtclii'il nwny to tlio wc't wind, "i-oiiiliiK t my flilldUli liu iiKliiutloii tlic lioiiiuliiry lliii! hotxuon tlili world mid tlio next. Ill tlio (loop kIiiuIhw of thco wihmU 1 linvo nut nloiio for iniinr nn hour, wntVli- lint tins while, foiitlury iloiult n they Klliniiioiid tlii'iiiijtli tlio ileum? folliuo, mid mtilnj;. I ccnrocly I new of vli it. tttrniiga I'liiioloc tilled my lirnln, nnd oftontlnio.i. iim I nut tlioro in tlio linxy lipht of mi niltiliminl iifteriioon, tlioro cnuio mid tnlked with mo nirluiN of lit tle pooplo. tiiixccii, It N true, lint till real to mo. Then, on n moxxy luinl;, 1 felt tho Unit IoiikIiiri for fume, tliointh 1 did lint tluiH doHlKliutu It thou. I only knew tint t I wuntod it mime which choiild live when I wiw none n inline of which my mother hIuhiM ho proud. It hud licuii to mo n day of peculiar trinl. At hcIokiI cU'rythliijt hud koiio wrung. I proferrod tilling my sjntu with vow, liihtond of proving on It t lint four tlmoH twenty wen; eighty, mid tlmt eighty, divided hy twi-ii ty, ciiiiulod four, mid my tonrher must noeiU llud fuult with mo, calling mo "Inssy," mid compelling mo to nit between two hateful boy, with wnrty linlidn, who' amuxctl themnolvoH liy telling me how bin my eyes mid feet were. I hnrdly think I idinuld now mind tlmt mode of punMi tiient, provided 1 could cIioorc thu boyn, but 1 did then; ntul In the worst of hu mor, I Htnrted for home, where other aimoynnccH nwnlted mo. Hnlly, tho houso innid, scolded mo for upKottlnit n pun f milk on her cleiiu piiutry shelf , calling mo "the eiirelossost young one nlio ever auw," nnd predicting tlmt "I'd one dny come to thu gtillini if 1 didn't mend my ways." lullrt, my oldest sister, scolded nn for wearing, without her consent, her shell ldo.vomb, which, In ('limiting through n hole In the pliisterint; of the school house, I nccldcntiilly hroke. Ornndmothor coldod mo for mouutliiK to thu top of her high chest of drawers, to vcu what was In tliem: nnd to crown nil, when toward unset, I cinne In from u romp hi the hnrn, with my yellow hair ll.vlnp nil over my fnce, my dress hurst open, tny apron utillt from the top downward, and my HUH IMiiiiii'fc tiling t lift iiwiiii iii uui,n at mother reproved mu severely, telling mo sun lioimot IiiiiikIui; down my back, my 1 wns "u sight to behold." Sly heart enmo up in my throat, and with tho an gry response that "1 couldn't help my looks I didn't mnke myself," 1 started through tho door, and miming down the long Iiiiiu to the grapo vine, my fnvorlto resort, I threw myself upon tho ground nnd burying my face In tho tall grass, wept bitterly, wishing 1 had never been bom, or, being born, that thu ban of ugli ness, wero not upon mo. Mother doesn't love mo, I thought nobody loves mo: nud thou I wished thnt I could die, for 1 hud hoard that the llrst dead of u family, no mutter how tuipro .possessing they had been In life, worn (. Vkiuru to bu the best beloved In the liieiu VX of the living. To die. then, thnt I li..;ht bu loved, was all I asked fur, iih 1 lay there weeping alone, and thinking In my childish grief that never before, wns a girl, nine summers old, so wretch ed ns myself. And then 1 fell asleep, uiicohscloits thnt tho daylight wns fast declining, mid that tho heavy dew was fulling upon my uncovered head. ' Meantime, at homo many Inquiries weru being inndo concerning my whore nboiits, mid when, lit Inst, night cutuu on and I was still nwny, my oldest broth er was sent In iptcst of mo, 1 was just dreaming that the trumpet of fame was Hounding forth my nnmo, when, aim! I invoke to llud it was only brother Char lie, milking the woods resound with "llofcii I.oo! Where urn you? Why don't you answer?" Ho stumbled over mu ns I lay. Setdug mo by the shoulder, ho exclaimed, "you aru n pretty bird, scar ing us out of it year's growth. Motlicr'll cold you well for this," Hut ho was mistaken, for mother's manner toward mo was greatly changed, Tho torn apron nnd tho chewed bonnet strings weru all forgotten, and in tho kindest tone sho asked, "If 1 weru not cold, and why I went to sloop on tho grass," Thcru wore tours In my o)oh, but 1 winked hard mid forced thorn back, until l,b.lu brought mo a piece of cus tard pie my special fnvorlto whlclt, ho said, "shu hud saved for me, becaiisit she know how much I luved It." Tills was too much, and sitting lnwn In Carrie's little chair, I cried aloud, sr.y lug in reply to tho oft-repented questions ns to what ailed me, thnt "1 didn't know, only I was so glad." "Hystericky as it witch," wns Sally's chnructerihtlt- comment on my straugu bu lutvior; nt thu samu tlmu sliu suggested that I bu put to bod. Thnt night I wns tired nnd restless, turning uneasily upon my pillow, push ing I.U.le's ii nn from my neck, because Ic kept mo from breathing, and lying nwnko until I heard the long clock In grandma's room strike the hour of twelve. Then I slept, but dreamed tlioro ,was n heavy pain hi my head, which 'mndo me moan in my sleep, and that mother, attracted by tlio Hound, camo to my side, feeling my pulse, nnd 'saving, "What nils you, Hosu?" "Thero was nothing nlled me," I said; but in tho morning when I nwoke, tho pnlu was till there, though I would not nckuowl edgo It, for scarcely anything could tempt mo to stay nwny from schuolj so nt tho usual hour I started, but tho road wns long and wenrisomo, nnd twlco I sat down to rest. Arrived nt school, everything seemed strange, nnd when Marin, tho girl who shared my desk, produced a lovo letter from Tom Jenkins, which sho had found on my sldo of the desk, aud in which he mado a formal offer of hlmsolf, freokles and all, I did not even mile, Taking mjr book, I atttmnted to study, aasmsamsomsmag ?-o HiMiiiX but the words ran toRother, tho objects In the room chased each other In circles, the touched scouted to bo n jtront wny olT, while between hor nnd mo wns n pit her ln diiiktie4 wlilcli soon shut out every object fmni my view. Kor ii few moments nil wns confusion, nnd when at last my faculties returned I was Ijliijt on tho recitation bench, my lienil reding In thu teacher's lap, whllu my hair and 'dress were so wot that I funded I'd been out In n drciichliiK shower. Kvoryhody was so hind and spoke so softly to mo that, with n vnptu Impression that sutuetliltiR hnd happen (d. I boRiiti to cry, dust then father, who hnd been hoi it for, appeared, and tiililui; mo In liN arms, started for home, white l.lxto followed. At the door father listed of mother, who mot us, "Whore shall t put herV but ere she could reply, 1 said, "On p-audmolher's bed." And there, niiioin; the soft pillows nnd snowy linen, on which 1 had often 1'ioU cd with almost envious eyes, mid which now seemed so much to rest me, 1 was laid. Of the weary Weeks wlilcli follow id, I luiM' only a confused recollection. I know that the room wns darkened as fur as possible., nnd thnl before tho win dow nt tho foot of tho bed, Rrandmii's black shawl wns Iiiiiir, one corner boliiit occasionally pinned back when more liuht wns ncidcd. They sent to Spencer for Dr. I. .itnb, who, toetlier with Dr. (Irlf tin, held a council over mo, mid said that I iititt die. I snw mother when they told hor. She turned pule ns ilonth, mid with it cry of mipllsh pressed her hand upon hor side; but she did not weep. I wondered nt It then, and thoimht she eared less than 1,'r.zic, who sat at the foot of the bed, sobbing so loudly thnt the fever burned more fiercely 111 my veins, nnd the physician said It must not Ik-; she must leave tho room, or keep tllct. It wns Monday, and n few Iioiim nf torward, ns Sally wits passing tho door irrniiilmit handed her my dirty, crumpled sun bonnet, bidding her wash It and put It nwny. Sully's voice trembled ns she replied, "No, noj leave it ns It Is; for when she's gone, nothing will look so milch like her ns that Jammed bonnet with Its chowed-lip strings." A gush of tears wns grandma' only nnswor; nnd nfter I got well, I found tho bonnet cnrefully rolled up In a shoot of clean whlto pnper nnd laid ;iwny In Sally's drnwer. There, were dnyi mid nights of entire unconsciousness, mid then with tlio vague feeling of olio nwak onlng from u long, dlxturlicd sleep, I awoke again to life mid ronsnn. The windows of my room wero closed; but without, I hoard thu putter of tho Sep tember rnln, mid tho sound of tho mi tumiinl wind ns It swept past tlio house, (lathered nt my sldo were my father, mother, brothers, sisters, grandmother; nud nil, ns' my eyes rested upon their fnees, I thought, wero pnler nnd more enreworn than when I Inst looked upon them. Something, too, In their dress dis turbed me; but, before I could spouk, a voice which I knew to be Dr. Orltilu's, siild. "She Is better: sho will live." The fourth day nfter the crisis I wns nloiio with I,tzz!c, whom, fur a long time, I importuned to give mo n mirror that I could see myself onco more. Yielding nt length to my entreaties, sho handed me ii small looking glass a wedding (.Ift to my grandmother and with tlio con soling remark that "I wouldn't always lr ok so," nwnlted the result, I am older man i was men, mil oven now 1 onuiiot II , . - ---- ri'I'WHH n hiiiIIu im 1 brJiiB livfuru my luliul thu shorn head, the wasted fncu with high cheek bones, nud thu big bluu eyes, In which tlieru wns n look of "cray Sal," which mot my view. With the mi gry exclamation, "They'll hnto mo worso than ever, I'm so ugly,'" I dashed tho mirror upon thu Hour, breaking it In a thousand pieces. l,l.r.lu knew what 1 meant, anil twining her nrms about m neck, she said, "Don't, tnlk so, Itosn; wo lovo you dourly, nud It almost killed us uhen we thought you couldn't live. You know big men never cry, mid pa tho lenst of nil. Why, hu didn't shed u tear when lit " Hero shu stopped suddenly, os If on n forbidden subject; but soon resuming tho conversation, she continued: "lint tho day Dr. I.amb was hero nud told us you would die, ho wus out under tho cherry treo by our piny house, nnd when Cnrriu asked him If you'd never play there tiny mure, ho didn't answer, but turned his fncu toward thu barn and cried so hard mid so loud that grandma camo out anil pitied him, smoothing Ids hair just llku hu was u littlu buy, llruther Charlie, ten, Iny right down on tho grass, nnd said he'd glvo everything lio'd got If he'd uovjr called you 'bung-eyed,' nor mado fun of you, for hu loved you best of nil. Then thero was poor Jamie kept calling for Vosa.' " Hero' Limit' broke down entirely, say ing, "I can't toll you any more; don't ask me." Suddenly It occurred to mo that 1 hnd neither seen nor heard little Jiimle, thu youngest of us all, thu pet and darling of our household. Knpldly my thoughts traversed the past. , ".lumlu wns dond!" I did not need that I.lznlo should tell mo so. I know It wns true; and when the first great shock was over, I questioned her of his death, how mid when It oc curred. It seems thnt I wns at lirst taken with scarlet fever, which soon assumed another form, but not until It had com municated Itself to .Tanilo, who, after n fuw days' suffering, had died, I hnd ever been his favorite, nud to tho Inst ho had called for mo to conic: my grandmother, with tho superstition natural to her ego, construing it into an omen that 1 was soon to follow him. Desolate and dreary seemed tho houso; and when I was nblu to go from room to room, oh! how my heart ached ns I mlsM'd the prattlo of our baby boy. A way to Jhe garret, where no one could sou t, they had curried his empty critdlo; but 1 sought It out; aud as I thought of tho soft, brown curls I had so often soon resting there, nud would never see again, I sat down by Its sldn and wept most bitterly. Tho withered, yellow Jenves of autumn weru falling upon his grave: ere I was nblu to visit It, nud at Its head stood it simple stone, on which wus In scribed, "Our Jnmlo." As I leaned against tho cold marble, nnd In fancy saw by Its side whnt had well-nigh been another mound, nud another stone, bearing upon it tlio nnmo of "Itosa," I involuntarily shuddered; while from my heart thero went up n silent thanksgiv ing that jpd, In 'Tils wlsu providence, hud ordered It otherwise. From that sickness I dntu n umro healthful stuto of mind nnd feeling, nud though I still shrunk from nny nllusioii to my personal nppe'nrnuce, I never again doubted tho lovo of thoso who had mani fested so much solicitude for mo when III, nnd who watched over mo so tender ly during tho period of my convalescence, which was long and wearisome, for tho snows of an early winter lay upon tho freatn ground era I waa well enough to tnko my neenstomed plnco in the cl4 brown school house at tho foot of tho lung hill. riiAPTUii II. Thanksgiving! How ninny reminis cences of the olden time does thnt word call up, when sons mid daughter, they , who hud wandered far and wide, whoso kicks, once nrowu nun Miming wtin mo sunlight of youth, now glvo tokens that the autumnal frosts of life arc falling slowly u (ion thoni, return otico more to tlio old hearth stone, and, for it brief space, grow young npiiii amid tho fes tive scene of Thaiikglvlng dny. I shall not speak of our feelings ns we missed our bitby brother, for they who linvo lost from their llroshlo an active-, playful child, iiliilerstnud far better than 1 call dci-rlls.', the loneliness, tho long ing for something gone, wlilcli becomes almost a part of their being, although at times they init.v seem to forget. Chil dren's grief Is seldom a lasting as ihat or mature yoais; nud heiieo It Is not strnngo If I homctlmc forget my sorrow In tho Joyous anticipation of Thanksgiv ing day, which wns then to mo hut an other mime fur plum puddings, chicken pics, meet lug drosses, morocco shoes, city cousins, n lire in tlio parlor, nnd last, though not least, the privilege of sitting at the lirst table, atul using gritiiiltuii's sU tiny silver spoons, with the lultl.lls of her maiden name iiinrked upon them. On such occasions my thoughts Inva riably took a leap backward, and looking nt grandma's wrinkled face and white, shining hair, I would wonder If she ever were .lining like mo; mid If, being yo'.mg, she swung on gates or climbed trees, i.nd walked tho grout benins, nsr I did. Then, with another bound, my thoughts would penetrate tho future when I, n illgulllod grandmother, should recline lit my arm chair, stately mid stiff, til my heavy natln anil silver gray, while my oldest sou, n man Just my father's she, should render me nil tho liomagu mid respect duo to (.no of my nge. Ity myself, too, I had several times tried on grandma's clothes, specta cles, cap nnd all; nud then, seated In Iter chair, with the big Illblo In my lap, I had expounded Scripture to tlio Imag inary children around mo, frequently up rluiatidlug Itosa for Iter Inattention, ask ing her what "she thought would become of her If she didn't stop wriggling so In her chair, nnd learn 'thu chief end of innn.' " Tho Thanksgiving succeeding Jnmle's dentil nnd my own recovery from sick ness great preparation wore made, it being confidently expected that my fath er's brother, who lived In Itoston, would Is- with us, together with his wife, n lady whose reputation for sociability nud suav ity of manners wns, with ns, rnther be- ( low par. She wns my undo s second wife, nnd rumor said that neither himself nor Ills homo wns ns coutforta bit ns they once had been. From tho sumo rellnble source, too, wc learned that she breakfasted In her own room at ten, dined nt three, made or received cull un til six, went to parties, soirees, or the theater In tho evening, nud seldom got to bed until two o'clock In tho morning: n mode of living which wns pronounced littlo better than heathenish by grandma. Mother, who was moro discreet, very wisely ndvlsed her not to Interfere with tho nrrnnflemcnts of her dniightor-ln-lnw. "It would do no good," she said, "mid might possibly mukn niattcra worse." Unlike most old people, grand inn wns not very much set In her own wny, nnd to mother's suggestion sho re plied that, "Mebby she shouldn't sny any thing: 'twould depend on how many airs Chnrlotto put on." To mo the expected visit wns n sore trial; for, not withstanding my cheeks mid neck wero rounder mid fuller than they hnd ever been, my bond, with Its young crop of short, stiff hnlr, wns a 'or-. rlblo nniioynuce, nud moro than onco I hod cried ns 1 saw in fancy thu derisive smllo with which my dreaded mint Chnr lotto wns sure to greet me. At last sister Amin, who possessed n great deal of tnstu in such mutters, nud who ought to have been a milliner, contrived for tho "picked chicken," ns shu called me, n black lace cup, which tltted me so ell, nud was so vastly becoming, thnt I lost nil my fears, nud, child-like, began to count thu days which must olupsu before I could wear It, Meantime, In the kitchen thero wns n loud rattling of dishes, a boating of eggs, nud calling for wood, with which to bent thu great brick oven, grandma having pronounced thu stove uutlt for linking n Thanksgiving dinner. From tho corulluld Udilnd thu burn n golden pumpkin, four times larger than my head nud about thu sumo color, wus gathered, nud uft.'r be ing brought to thu house, wns pared, cut open, scraped nnd sliced Into u lit tlo tin kettle with n copper bottom, where for hours It stewed and sputtered, filling the atmnspheru with n falu, sickly odor, which I think wns thu main causo of thu severe hcaducho I took to boil with me. Mother, on tho contrary, dllfercd from me, she associated It In some way with the rapid disappearance' of thu raisins, cinnamon, sugar and so forth, which, in sundry brown papers, lay open upon thu table. The next morning, just as tho first gray streaks of daylight were appearing In the tnst, I awoke, finding, to my great Joy, that my headache was gone. Itlsiug upon my elbow and leaning far out of bed, I pushed aside the striped .jurMlit whlclt shaded the window, nud looking out upon the ground below, saw, to my litter dismay, that It was covered ivltli snow. To me tlieru is nothing pleasant in n snow storm, a snow bank or a snow cloud; and when u child, I used to think thnt with tho fall of thu first tlnko thorn camo over my spirits it chill, which wns not removed until tho spring time, when, with Its cnuse, It melted awny; and even now, when, with my rubber Units, I dare brave any drift not more titan live feet four Inches high, I cannot say that I have nny particular lovo for snow; nud ns from my window I watch tlio descent of tlio feittliory flukes, I always fool r.n Irresistible desire to inako nt them wry faces my favorite method of showing my dislike. On the morning of which I have spoken, I vented my displeasure in tlio 'usual way, and thou I fell into it deep sleep, from wlilcli I wns nt lust awakened by the loud shouts of my brothers, who, hi the meadow 'across tho road, wero pelting each other with nulls, oecnsloniilly rolling over In the pure, whlto snow, which they hulled ns nn old nud well-loved friend. 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