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Observed in 3Irt1icril Style at St
1 eter i in Koine
Hail MrnllKer AVItiir m the
SlosiuillleH V Multitude f
Aintrltniis t lio Iter
mil til J at Present Time
The quaint medieval customs attendant
on Palm Sunda In tlie olden time have
did away In most pUco but the Eternal
City Is still the headquarters at this time
of many pilgrims from all parts of the
earth The ceremonies of Easter at
Home of what is there called Holj
VecV commence on I alm Stmdav To
witness these rites it is estimated that
not fewer than four thousand foreigners
now assembled ill the clt a large
pro iortlon of them Americans and Pro
testants During Holy Week the stores
are kept open and concerts n d other
umusements an- given hut thcatricil
jierformances nre forbidden The chief
external differences are In the churches
where nltars criclfles and pictures arc
gcn rally hung in mourning
At about 9 oclock on Palm Sundi
morning St Peters having received a
great crowd of people which however Is
almost lost in tint -vast building all in
Ihclr best attire ore of the Papal regi
ments enters and forms a clear passage
up the central aisle Shortly afterward
the noble guard as it is called of the
Pope a superior body of men takes its
place and the corps diplomatique and dis
tinguished ecclesiastics arrive all taking
their respective seats in rows in the
-pace liehlnd the high altar which Is fit
tingly draed for the occasion The Popes
chief sacristan now brings an armful
nf pilms and places them on the altar
These nre sticks or stalks each about
three feet long resembling walking canes
with bleached palm leaves tied on them
In a tasteful but quito artificial way
The prcinratlnn of these substitutes for
the natural pilm Is a matter of heritage
with vhieh n story is connected When
Sixtus V 15S3 S0 undertook to erect In
the open space In front of St Peters the
trll Egjptian obelisk svnlch fnrmerlv
adorned Neros circus ho forbade an ne
to r ieak on pain of death lost the at
tention of the workmen should be divert
ed from their dangerous task A ravul
officer of St Itemo who happened to lie
present foreseeing that the ropes would
take lire from the friction to which thv
were subjected cried out to appli
water He was immediately arrested
ard conducted before the Pontiff As the
vxy liad saved the ropes and prevented
loss of life Sixtus could not enforce the
decree and to show his munificence he
offered the transgressor his choice of a
reward Those persons who have visited
Italy hive probably observed the great
abundance of palms which grow in the
neighborhood of St Remo between Nice
and Genoa and will not be surprised to
hear thit the wish of the officer was to
enjo the privilege of supplying tho Pon
tifical ceremonies with palms The Pope
frrantcd him the exclusive right and it
J still enjojed by one or his famllv
At 35i a burst of music Is heard from
the choir the soldiers present arms all
are on the tip toe of expectation and a
procession enters from a side chapel near
the doorway All ejes are turned in this
direction and the Pope Is seen borne up
the centre of the magnificent basilica in
his sodla Ecstatoriu This chair of slito
Is fixed on two long poles covered with
red velvet and the bearers are twelve
officials six before and six behind They
near the ends of the poles on their shoul
ders and walk so stadllv as not to eaUT
imy uneay motion On this occasion and
alwajs keeping In mind that the church
It vas somewhere about September
Tlien he on London and In his
own peculiar way began to mako an Im
pression there
He was small and chunk- built with a
cheerful little face like a winter kept
a hopeful blue oe and small gry
fcide whiskers and there was something
about him which made jou say Horse
the moment you set e c on him
The impression lie made on I C 12 at
Jaidgate Circus was fairly representative
of the Inipreshion he created elsewhere
IVhen he had stood for three mortal
eljjs alongside the obelisk there P C 12
who had been keeping a eje on him
to tieo what mischief he was up to
from the height of his
Lost something
Ami Ihe little man turned the apple
face up to him and said Well cs 1
Hore asked I C IZ Instinctive
No a man
Come up to look for him
Well jes I have
Hope to find him
Well jes I was hoping to
Expect lo find him on a bus
Well I did rather or ma be a cab
1 see said P C 42 Big pa e
It t Sdggern I thought
Well said P C slowly setting
himself In motion toward a kink In the
traffic hope you ll find him
TlKnik ee said the little msn and
tcrned his searchlights on a white Boad
Ciir vhlch P C had Just quarantined
with his forefinger
I reckon joull know tho bosses on
this route prettj well In this time said
P C IJ as lie sauntered back after
his capture
Know ivery one of cm already said
the little man with a rhort pleased
li igh I reckonlze em t ulckern I do
th drtverp
Ah wild 1 C fi I thought jou
knew a lioss w hen ou av one An vv lio
Is it oil re lool ing for
A young mn that h wanted at Iiome
xr partlclar
An yim think hell lie driving a boss
ncroewlwre in Iondon
Thats it said the little man eagerly
Big place London said P C oroc
vdarl once more Tried the Bank Heap
t buses there
Ave I was a week there
Tried the Elephant
TTie Utile man looked up at him sharp
ie bnt Jeeinc no hint of humor In the
otnelHl face ssid No
Heap if buses there too
WhttVs It
-rose the water straight down
tin re
Tluuikec Ill do that next
lt degree even policeman at every
Knittl Junction of Ihe was came to know
Tnlm him one and all regarded him with
uraerele U enjoyment as the man who
vhu looking fur a man in Iourton arid re
nlv hniilag to find him One and all the
would nave helped lfim if could but
us In alone knew v limn lie was seeking
tin mist they could do for him was lo
b thceery word of greeting when
ever Hh j met and to keep out of their
facei n s usplciou of a doubt as to his
ullimali sueccs
If in disappeared for a day or two from
their lieHts only supposed him gone
Isewlwre and when he turned up again
it wen
No luck jet
ud the little man would reply cheer
fully No luck rt Hut hell come
Ill t when nt times he disappeared from
Ids various beats and the policemen sup
jm se1 him to be trjlng pastures new the
might have surprised him very far uticld
Jf by thnnee the hail wandered so far
iivvu themselves which they never did
Hie might have -seen tlie little man hie
lilm wa to Kings Cross Station about
tvvirc In each month and take a third
tints ticket there mid nfter a two hours
run jsct out or the train at a station
where he wa evident well known For
the jilatlonmaster as boon as lie had got
rid or tho train nnd wan his nwn man
gain would come up to lilm with n thin
i in mourning the Pope Is plainly attired
and his mitre is plain white without or
ninient There are also wanting the
fi ibelli or large fans of peacocks
feathers which are carried on Easter
Sunday Thus slowl advancing and by
the movement of his hands siKnlfjingthit
he is conferring his benediction on thi
multitude the Pope Is carried to the fiont
of his throne at the further end of the
church Defending from his sedi i ges
tatoria his Holiness after some inter
mediate ceremonies and singing proceeds
lo bless palms which are brought in
him from the altar This blesslrg Is ef
fected bj his reading certain prajers and
incensing the palms three llnie An em
broidered apron is now placed over the
Popes knee apd the Cardlnas in turn
receive a pilm from him ktslng the
palm his right hand nnd knee The
Bishops kls the palm which thej receive
and his right knee and the mitred abbots
apd others kiss the pilti and his foot
Palms are now more freel distributed
bj sacristans till at last they reach thoi
among the laj nobility who maj desire
to hav one The ceremonj concludes by
reading additional pravers and more par
ticularly b chiming and snglng The
Benedietus qui venil is very tlnelj ren
dered In conclusion low mass is said
by one of the Bishops present and the
Poie getting Into his sedl i gestatorla
Is carried In the same state bifk to th
chipel whence he issued and which com
municatee with his residence in the Vati
can 1 he entire ceremony lasts about
three hours but many to see it endure
the fatigue of standing five or sk hours
Among tho strangers nresent ladles alone
are ftvnreil with seats but they muse
wear dark dresces with veils on
their heads Instead of bonnets
An EMiiMI Shotting V1ih Siberian
Women Jin
Finn the New iork sn
Several garments made entirely of fish
skins and rmdo to be worn too are to
lie imt on exhibition soon In the Museum
of Natural Historc in Central Park In a
remirkible of curios gathered
iu it seeni fiiTia u imu ce rciiuiu
lnufer of the Jesup North Pacific expe
dition Thee fish skin clothes nre tho
work of the women of the remote GilyuJc
ami uoiet tniies or tho litver Amur ana
verv odd gtrments tliey are
The trilie live entirely by fishing and
hunting Silman which ascend the river
to spawn nre their stinlc food and Ilia
salmon si ins after being treated by the
women who arte adepts provide material
for their clothes
Flrt the scales are rcmov ed so carefully
that the skin Is not broken Then the
skin Is tanned nnd dressed to make It
dunble anel finall tho women sew it into
Salmon skin when made Into clithes by
the Amur Irdians is like kid in appear
ance and softness but it is tougher thin
lid In fict almost as tough ns parch
ment It is ded and red and Indi
go and some of the garments Into which
it Is made ure highly ornate Curiously
enough most of the ornamentation is on
the lucks
The garments are sewn together with
fine thread aIo made of fish skin Still
another use to v hich lish skin Is put Is
to decorate the boots of both men and
women st tlons of hiphl colored skin
being appllnued on the elk hide of which
the hoots are made
One of the fish tkin garments In the col
lection Is a warm weather garment for
It is tmllncd If It had been made In
Paris It would be called a pelisse Its
front overlaps and It seems to have reach
ed the ankles of the wearer
In cedor It is a deep manila yellow anel
It Is highly ornamcnteJ The outer edges
are bordered with a fish skin band of
dark indigo blue and heading this Is a
narrow strip of red Up the side seams
blue panels are nppllqucd in a graceful
arabesque elcslfp
The edges of lie arabesques are fasten
ed to the 1 ocVj with as minute stitches
as If sewed bj a machine Bands of sim
pler design ornament the tops of the
sleeves and there are blue cuffs decorat
ive in outline
Another gown shows three bands about
two Inches wide In dark blue jellov and
red 1 lid close together
This garment Is further ornamented
with nppllqucd scroll figures In blue each
about two inches long over the entire
surfae e Near the neck In front Is a fair
imitation of t rooster tall feathers and
veneer of concern overljing a thick sub
stratum of coniptsslonate superiority In
his fare and ask No news vet Mr
Img and the little man would shake
his i nil nnd say No news jet Mr
Brown but well find him all right and
would look as if he really believed it At
which the stationmaster would shake his
head doubtful am stand gazing after
the little 111111 with nothing but compas
sion in his face as he pressed sturdily
along tin waj to the village
lScjoiid ttv village he would turn In at
a pair of great Iron gates and a little
bright faced woman who was always
waiting in the doorway of the trim stone
bnlg would greet him with a cheerful
Will Ileib m man here jou are and
glad I m to see you Im alwajs think
ing ot jou lielhg run over In them Lon
don streets No news jet
No news Lisbeth the little man
would sav oti all riht
Bight as a trlnt my man Only anx
ious nlnit ou and him Do jou I call
think thi res ail hope of finding him
1 in not going to give it up vet lIs
brth loiiulo is a mighty big place jou
know Lets liavei some tea I haven t
tasted an thing as good as j our tea and
criui pctK shire 1 saw jou List There s
no one In laiudon can do em equal to J ou
ud girl
Ami tin was always Jut ready and the
cruiiiiHtK done to a turn and over the in
Bob told his wife all the dlsiiqwlntlng
wonders of the time since his last visit
And ins wife would listen with her ees
and mouth so ver wide op n that Bob
alWMjs pot Ihe linns share of the crum
pele whii li was Just exactl whit the
astute old Lidj Intended
And aftr tea Bub would stroll up tho
derketiing aiuiue among the firs and
rlridodi nitrons till It njiened out in a great
sweep Ik fore a inightv grey stone house
vliiclt lay with closed ejes waiting for
one to come and awaken It and he for
whom it lay waiting was lost li the wilds
of nnuou or elsew here And Bob Long
In spite of his hopeful looks and words
began to liave a fear deep down In his
little lie-art-of gold that he was lost for
So now and ngiin when no one was
ajoul he would heave a mournful sigh as
lie gai cd at the- beautiful old house and
then he would go round to the stables and
rattii the 1hjm up Just to keep his hand
111 unci to jeei in own grip ror mere
in ve was 11 fjult he could find since tlie
bovs were ill of his own up bringing and
ver sjnl about Cleserest loved a horse
ii xt to lilinst If unless someone else hip- f
p ncd tn sti nv In between
Aim whi n ver ho went to the stables
tin it camt tripping out from the big 1
bouse in vouu is she Jii ard he was there
n daliitv little lad wearing
dirk lolies and a wistful fare
and at s ight of her old Bobs
lul lame off mid his heart was sore as he
stood bare headed before her and to her
anxious No news Bobalong he alwajs
milled chcerllv Not jet Miss I
but It a might big p ice London and
It tal is n lot ti working thrnugh Noth
ing fimn the lawj ers 1 suppoi e miss
Nothing itobalnng Theyve bct n ad
Vi rtislng Tor slv months and Its ail done
no good I m iK ginning to be afraid lies
dim Buttaloig
Not a bit of it missy Master Charles
aint the kind to go and die like that Just
vvbeii we wnt him so bad
He filt himself that It waB rnthr we ik
as an arguimut unci Mary desert st onlv
shook hi r head as though It did not car
rv absolute conviction to either heart or
inure going hack Bobalong bho
would link wistfully
i of touree Im going to
go on looking till I find lilm the old
man would sa so stardllv that Mar
alwns felt a trifle comforted In spite of
be rs lf S ho said to herself that she was
frald it was hepeless and that her broth
11 wis dead but in any case she wasnt
going to lie beaten In liopetulness lij old
II was three 5 cars since her brother
Clniies Ml In love with Margaret San
nut iier governess and very clear friend
vnd when Sir Geoffrey In due course
caught them ut II and expressed his feel
lng to the verge or aptqlexy th irles re
plied In the Cleserest spirit and was
promptly given his choice between home
and sweetheart and without a moments
hesitation rhose the latter And so ut
much slit rter notice than she coulil ic
gall have claimed Charles and Margaret
iltsippeared trcuti Cleserest and not one
slngl word hid she heurd of them since
For the furious old gentleman forgetting
his gentlemanllness In his fun tore up
ever letter that appeared in the raull
lut li e ther Charles or Margarets writ
Tlif Greater Number of Them jjiile
in France or Germany
in tutor Vii I v it of
I iMititerfeitw Arc Inttl AliKc
llrtvi i Optic- Knit l Ill rtl
llflnl Organ Hnnl n IHst iiiuiilxli
We carry 100 ejes In stock said the
artificial eje litter
The woman who was waiting for her
glasses was at once Interested Tell me
something almut ejes she Ftild
Whit shall I tell vou askel the eo
man who was opening one of the long
caes at the far end of the rqom
The woinin laughed Vou might tell
me all about them
If I coichi tell all about them I wounl
be making them and miking moncj
answered the eje man
Vou see that is just the point he
continued There Is something about ar
tificial ejes we Americana want to know
and it is something we dont teem to be
able to find out If we did It would not
be necessary for us to Luy our best eves
abroad At present we bu ever thing
abroad from either Prance or Germany
Germany Is the great eve countrj
Now It Isnt that the Americans cant
make good ejes for thej can as far as
they go get a splendid shapo and
an excellent color but when It comes to
the matter of glaze they are at ea The
glaze wo put on an eje In this country
Is soft and without the lustre and dura
bility tho foreigners arc able to get It
might not be possible for jou to tell the
foreign eje from the domestic nrticle but
an expert can every time and it Is very
apparent with wear
But dont someone go over there
and find out about It asked the wo
man who had never been in business her
The ej e man shook his head and
thoughtfully polished a set of ej es
It couldnt be done ho explained pa
ticntlj It isnt possible although of
course the time will come when we will
know You see It Is n secret of the trade
and the cyemakers over there wont tell
1 had a friend who spent two jears and
lots of money trjlng to discover the se
cret but the workmen never breathed a
word about it although ho lived In their
families for months pass
the knowledge down from father to Eon
and the same men work in the same fac
tory from the time they begin to work
until die
Tho woman sit listening to whit the
eje man was sij ing nnd watching the
nftcr of ejes he laid on the
table beforo her
There are IijO In a traj the man told
her but this she could h believe As
she looked at them each eje In its own
pocket of purple velvet there seemed to
be 1000 Instead of 109 The woman looked
at them and was fascinated their
moods for laughed ut her fecold
ed her wept before her loved her Tho
longer sho looked at them the moro hu
man thev seemed and the more natural
It seemed that they should be I Ins In
thir velvet cases
There were blue eyes and groen ejes
and brown ejes nnd black eyes and all
shades between There were big ejes and
little ejes and round ejes and flat ejes
jnd kind ejes and cross ejes and evcrj
other kind of an eje
Jiut they are all different protested
the woman
Why certalnlj said the eje man ns
though that were quite proper Wo
havent tno ejes In our entire stock ex
act alike You know we never get two
people with ejes alike Indeed we ery
seldom find anjone with both ejes the
same When we are fitting an eje we
work for the shape and expression When
the focus is exact and the eje m itches as
to size and rlupe It makes little difference
ing no matter to whom It was addressed
ard io In course of time he Had no more
letters to tear up anil the parting was
Then the old mm died and Geoffrey his
son reigned in his stead And Cesercst
breathed more peacefully and lived In
hopes of seeing master Charles once
more For the all loved him dearlj
from old Mrs Dine the housekeeper to
old Jezc bel the mother of goats who for
three jears had rooted dolefully In old
corners of the stables in search of him
and still ruminated with fixed glassy
stare aid slow moving jaws on his sad
dtfertion For Jezebel looked with doubt
ard suspicion on all the world Including
her own kids after they had attained a
c rtalu age but for one tall brighUfaced
joung man whom she had known from
his her vouth she had a strange nf
rrction which even three jears had not
sllllced lo wipe out
Brother Geolf did hl best to right the
wrong He advertised througli the faml
lv lawjer In the London jiapers but he
might as well hive saved his money for
neither Charles Ciesereet nor his wife
was reading paper- He because he was
out In the Seaman with Us regiment and
a broken heirt She becaube she was
Ding peaceful under a smooth green
nii uiid in a quiet Hampshire churclijard
And the sturdj lue ced bo whose
coming at such a cost had crushed his
fathers lire was out at nurse witli the
landlady or the- farm near Christcliurch
where Charlis and Margaret Sannox
ad cist oft the old name with the
old life and had taken the name or her he
loved moro than nn thing on earth
JVT2 Ktp lns at tie tlme l their sons
birth Ihey ll id had a happy jear to
gether lire nt its simplest and best trou
bled only by thoughts or the separation
lrom home and those they loved
Then tho end came swift and
sudden Just as life seemed brightened to
its fullest And when ull was oyer nnd
Chirlcs heart was buried in Christ
Church jard so that ror the time In lng
there was 110 heart left for the crowing
blue eyed boy who seemed to him to ex
ult in the mischief he lwd wrought he
turned into casii evtrj thing that was lert
him save M irgarefs wedding ring paid
ror Charles Juniors board mil lodging
for the next two ears krt with the
farm wife a sealed envelope to be opened
-1 wn death and enlisted in
the rwcntj -first Iancrs Eighteen
months Her he waa in Egpt and when
the fighting came at last he fuuaht as
ric n do fight when the ties have all 1 een
snapped and life Is less tlian nothing to
them He got sorely damaged and found
utyc mi icsrei in mat 1110 damage was
only parti il and landed him In Netiej In
stead of in tlie shallow trt ncli at Omdur
min He would have preferred remiln In
Jgpt as a permanent addition to the
countrj Disi barged at last curcd he
went over to Christcliurch to look at his
boj and found him such 11 beaut that
his heart shook off ltnickness and woke
to its n sponslbllltle s
Charles Junior adopted the big -inlet
bruvvn faced mm ut once and delighted
In him exceedlngi The stopped for a
fortnight at the farm to complete the
cure and then It behooved them to
find some means of llti llhond He turned
to Ixmclon as n matter of course and du
ly arrived thcie -Mil in November with
as splendid a boy ns the
vvnole or England could show with a re
sected leg which unfitted him for unv
vcrj active tmplojmcnt a wounded lung
which gave him pause now and again
and a pension of nothing a da
Tills part of Charles Clescrtsts story Is
wo very commonplace tlrnt there Is no
need to enlarge upon it He harncil inaiiv
things which he mver forgol He dlll
gentlv aiiFWereil many iidvertlsemeiits Iu
1 1 rson as a rule in order to save- tlie
post ige mil therebj came to the knowl
edge that tin re are a great many mure
people seeking places in this word tlun
thue are placts wanting persons He
leirnc d ton that a Inlversltv c ducili jii
without practical exiTleiice in nnv p
line counts ror less thin nothing
nnd thai to the mind or a pi ilu hlsmess
mnn military service uults one who has
bird Tor ids countrj or ti n ordinary
duties nt civilised lire It was heart
lug work but the idea of npplilng j
fur assistance at hoine vt II jes It oc
curred to him certalnlj bet on to be
Kicked out instant Ilu would sooner
die Clescrests breuk but Jit it r bend lie
hid clone his dill in v thing home
arter his marriage and no single wont
had he or Margaret in rcplv ti
their letters We know whj The 1
sired no cnmiuuiilcntloii with lilm So 1
It Lnfiirtunattlv he nevtr set ejes on
unj single one of the lawver advertise
ments In the Times and Morning j
i nsu lie 11111 very snou tunnel that tilt
most likely papeis for ndvt rtUtrments
within his compass were tlie Chronicle
mid Telegraph and tlen in them jn
wasted no time on the persona c iiliimmt
The thought of a commis lires uniform 1
organ to iiauut ns dreams like a night
mare Sooner drive a bus or 1 cab 1
bus from choice as being less speculative
whether the ccs matches color It Is
very few people who will notice If It
doesnt Of course we dont send people
oft with a green artificial eje to match a
nine eje but 1 have known people with
ije i that vere mltfUs In color and even
their relitlves would not know It
It is a neneral conception among people
who do not wear artificial eyes them
selves that thej are round like marbles
Quite the reverse Is reallj the case and
If it were not fn the pupils nnd the lri
they would have the appearance -of Imi
tation enshtlls And thej are thin shells
of porcelain hollowed Into the shape of
the ejeball nnd with the iris blown in the
centre Some of the most expensive have
the white about the Iris dalntllv hand
painted and with the veins distinctly
showing Por the deep hazel ejes there
is a delicate pink shading although this
Is only Used for tho fjes of negroes the
jcllow or greenish jcllow being more com
monlj seen
Ilrown jcs am to fit said the
eve man when thrt fteVmn had observed
this Thej are liRualiy one color with
the pupil acl rrljcr shade Its the
grejs and the blue greys
there Is trouble anoucx lou can see now
varied their markllu Kjnre and how dif
ferent each rye Is from all the rest The
eyes maj be exactlj the same shade but
If the m irklngs nre different will
look different We have our greatest trou
ble fitting grej eel people and some
times up mp tif jrend abroad to have
special eyes mndeifor them It seems to
me there is no ehdtv tho varieties of
grcv eyes And they nre all as different
as can be s
How long do pofcple wear their glajsa
ejes asked theuxjman tcnrlng herself
from the fascination jiftthe traj s
Tint all dcpends4aiald the eje man
It would be impossible to say an given
time Abvwhere frqm three eara to two
months I order slx ieves a year for an
actress and there lsjcl dramatic reader
who buj s an e f er three- months
Again some people air an eye three
vears and still It will not be badlv warn
Of course tin actress Is very particular
becauso she is before the fodtUshts all
the time ami the slightest dullness would
show She has practiced until she uses
the eye very well and no one would
know In fact I believe very few people
do know that she has an artificial ec
She can turn it without the least trou
ble Her ej es are never orn when sho
Injs them aside but she does not take
anj chances on them
The eje man further explained that the
ejes were Vilccn out of their sockets
ever night and put bark In the morning
the owner using a llttio bent Instrument
like a bodkin for the operation The e
man demonstrated the trick on his own
ee with ghastly reality
Do ejes ever break asked the
woman horrified at the mere suggestion
To the eje man this -was an
consideration Oh es he
s lid in a matter of fact tone they often
break particularly It It Is very cold
weather People enter a warm room
from the told outrtdound rush up to a
hot stovo Tlie sudden change- is very
apt to afreet the eve crack It goes and
out drop the pupils We have a good
many complaints from Michigan en that
very thing With their cotd vvather eyes
are often breaking here of course
it seldom occurs
To make up forMt we have a trouble
in Chicago which is reported nowhere
else Alter the been worn a
short time tie line of the- cpen lid Is
marked a freak of llrt which Is
ground Into the porcelain The dirt
which gets into the ejes wears them out
much faster than tWy could be worn In
tho It grfn Is Into the polished
surface Iesving I ttle dull specks
Well I iiont km how people turn these
Cvei said the Woman still wondering
The eje mari laughed Its the easiest
trick In the world -when vou knnvc how
but It takes a lot of practice Thej have
a scheme now which Is being very gen
erally adopted Jn eje operations In tho
ist At hen an ejo Is removed a tlnj
glas hall is set into the socket and the
llesh drawn over It When this has grown
In place It mikes a buncli over which the
glass ej e Sets and bv means of which It
can be moved with tlie greatest ease It
gives the person a natural control of the
artificial eje which moved uncon
sciously and in harmony wltll the natural
Oh dear s id tliii woman just think
Of it -Hid she we lit away wishing- she
might wear an artificial e
It would bo such -fun ti jdck nnc out
she told a tricuil Plater Tho Chicago
The Idea grew upon him lie parted with
almost all he had tn raj the necessary
and went along to Scotland Ynrd
As to his capabilities as a driver of horses
lliere was not a moments doubt
ikenjoV askM lie oC
flelil who had witnessed his performance
glmcing up at the bronzed high bred
race as lie handed him Ills documents
Its the name I fought under at Om
dunnan said Charhs
V hat regiment
Twentj nrst lamcers
Ah wounded v
Leg and back
it ever I can lie of anj service to ou
le me know mid J handed his card to
Charles who th inked him lor It
But as it was hi the offices so It was
he re and so It Is cv eryw here- The re w ere
nan more men wanting to drive buses
thin tlnre wer busest to drive nnd he
li il to vvult his turn Perhaps his iricnd
al Scotland iinl put in a word ror him
perlinps there fell 1 sudden mortalitv In
the higher ranks of the profession Anj
hiiw the call eamc just in time and none
to sunn lie was down to bis ver last
-shilling when n Utter came from tin
K i l Co nrdmnster tellirg lilm he
could start work the following Monda
morning The shilling bridged the Inter
vening dajs and Charles the Younger at
all c vents knew no lack In the matter or
bread nnd milk
lie was a sturdy little fellow thanks tu
his 111- on the Hampshire farm and his
wants were of the simplest He was a
huge delight and 1 might consolation to
his father and was nlreadv del eloping
nn Intelllgi nt family Interest In horaes
I hey were great chums those two and
during ilium long dajs of waiting the
tramped together through many u mile
or West End Streets and deserted pirks
starting nn four reet and as a rule com
puting tlie Journej on two And if tlelr
pockets were empt their hearts were
Hlsu light emo of them at all events and
thu other wuh not going to be beaten bj
a and the love that grew
between them was strong and verj
true ami very beautiful So deep nnd
sweet a tiling was it tu one or them that
had choice lain between all that tin
world could give him and the little head
that lav cm the pillow beside him at
night and liughcd Into his ee3 in the
t icinihig vvltli ejis that were so verj like
those other ejes that had gone he would
have counted the world well lost com
pared with the love of tlie bright-face-d
And so If th Ir life was narrow it was
nlso verj wide and no mills life Is the
u a 1 1 1 I 1 1 ntm
n wi 1 1 lining JilBSett iiiiuri iiic jixt 1
And all this time little Bob lying auto- i
ciat of the stables at Cleserest was
searching the grtat scattered haj stark
ot Jymdun ror this missing needle with
the pitiencc nnd doggcsl perseverance of
a self willed old mm who having got mi
Idia Into ins head refused to liave it
heiic 11 nut or him bj so small a thing as
simple want of success 1
Bob lung Bubalong alwajs to the
eertst c hlldren had taught Geoff and
Charhs and Mary to ride as soon as their
legs coultl stretch across n Kiddle
or cuit round a jmmmel i lieu Charles
ilihiii n il he sorrowed great but
could do no more hen Sir GeofT came
to the tliruuc and slioweel cverj wlsil to
hc nl the hrtee li and recover the fugitive
Pubs Jiuiits ruse Thru Geoff himself was
lilleel 111 the hiiutiug litid ten dajs befoie
his wedding da and the discovery of
CluirltH beoime m Imperative nee essltv
Bubs great Idea cuine Into his mind
during enii of main discussions he had i
with Clestrest about that time
Marj Kiiuwlng neithiiig of the causes nf
It liad wood red much at the never once
btukeii silt in e of her tie 111 Charles and
her almust t epiallv dear Margaret S111
intx When their father died her entriat
ies hael in get Geuft to continuous exer
lluns fur the eiUroverv of tlie wanderers
But nothing cunt r it all Manj times
she and Pub ellsi us d thu matter
I cunneit think buw the can be living
Iubiliihg said Mar fur Cliarles had
nothing of his own niid cannot have take n
111 u ll wltll him and 1 can I iinaIiic what
wnrK he t iiuld ilu
There a not imnj knows ns much
almut hursts is he lues SIIa Man
aid lub with tuiivittluii
vt H or tiitnse knows horses
nuscd Mill but 1 dun t see how that
would neip lilm Hub
- Liiniluii s inlglitvhlg place ror horses
1 re heard hj that tlie Hri of
i Iliess laird KusVei ton he was then
lipiif a hat sum Hi laiidoit for thiee
months mice
ch Iuh ilong n dont think our
dear Ch irles Is einrnig a hansom
He might tin worse missj but well
hope he s dulng letiei
M itnr in Mie I I I
wiuielir vvhv thev never wrote to me 1
li Mies jMats began Bub
who liad nut seree l the old baronet for
fmt ears witliuut getting n pretty 1
sbrewel insight Into his eliarai tt r
Miev Is- whit laJtaloiis asked Mnry
li n lit- dp w rthr
I - he eril ttl of letters nut g ttlng 1
thrjih t pcopl said Bub sturdily
Dangers That Ever JFeiiai e Travel
ers on Alpine Heights
lJit licchtest Cmisi nimitliiip
Mrln rs About llnntt r Ilxperl
oiiccm nf the Intr Prof Tmlll
Iti niitim of Sliding Minn
According to the experts Alpine acci
dents ought never to happen because
rules have been laid down for avoiding
them This Is true Just as it would be
truo lo say that If a chessplayer never
made a bad move he would never lose a
game Hut bad moves are made in the
mountains no less than on the chessboard
On the whole Alpine accidents are v ery
real things They mainly happen first
when the climber falls off the mountains
second when the mountain or some jor
tlon or It falls on the cllmbrr third
when the climber loses his way or is
The simple fall of course Is mainly an
Incident of rock climbing It is particu
larly frequent in the Dolomites where
manj of the peaks that are ascended look
rather moro difficult to climb than prison
walls Sometimes It happens liecattso
foothold or handhold which seems secure
gives waj beneath the climbers weight
as was Ihe case In tho last terrible acci
dent on the Dent Blanche
Tho classical example of this sort of
accident is the famous accident to air
hmpers on the Matterhorn It
Is an old and well known story but one
venture to repeat It In the briefest
possible outline
It happened on the vv ty down at the
point where the angle of Inclination al
ters and the mountain suddenlj becomes
steeper so that the leaders of tile partj
were hidden from those above them
Michel Croz the guide was In front Then
followed Mr Hadovv Jlev Chas Hudson
Lord Francis Douglas the old and young
Tangwalder and Mr Whj mper himself
The laiue duck of the was Mr
Hadow He was tired out and could hard
ly move Croz was obliged to keep close
to him in order to join his feet into tlie
proper footholds He slipped fell against
Croz and knocked him too from his
foothold Croz fell ten or twelve feet
through the air and then the shock came
Instantlj Hudson and Lord Prancls
Douglas were dragged from their places
and the weight of the four falling men
came upon the other three who planted
themselves firmly and clung to the rocks
the Jerk coming on them as one man
Kv en then nothing could have sat ed them
If the rope had held But the rope broke
and Its parted strands separated the liv
ing and the dead There were four dead
bodies on the glacier 4000 feet below and
three terror stricken men clinging to the
Matterhorn crags
Lord Francis Douglas before his death
on the Matterhorn had fallen off such an
arete on the dangerous Ober Gabelhorn
Hnppllj his guide seeing him fall did
the only thing posslblo to save both their
Uvea Ife lenpecl over the arete on the
opposite side to that on which Lord
Francis Douglas had fallen Tho two
men balanced each other as they lay
slung across the ridge by the rope they
had not let go of their Ico axes and were
presently- able to scramble up on to it
again Other guides havo been known to
do tho same thing on the arete of Monte
Jlosi anil on certain aretes in the
dlue It is the only thing to be Uono un
der tho circumstances but It is not easy
while slttlugat home to realize bow much
presence of mind is needed to do it
Turning to the second group of acci
dentsthe cases in which the accident
occurs because something has fallen upon
Why what do joti mean Uodalong
Well It wasnt like Mr Charles never
to write to ou now was it miss
No Bobalong it wasnt nnd 1 cant
understand wh he didnt
VWell ma be he did and maj be the
lette rs was lost
1 d sooner think tint titan that hed
never written
Of course mlssj Id just think it if I
was vou Cant no no harm anvwaj
A few dajs later he eume to her with
a request
You re not greallj needing me at pres
ent Mies Mar She was not for In the
stress of her bereavements the sudden
deth of Geoff and tho uncertainty re
siiecting Cliarles she had 110 heart for
visiting bejeind her pensioners whom her
lersonal griefs allowed to suffer no lack
1 wunt to go to London cobtlitucd
To London Bnbalnng To look for
ies mlssv Its in mj mind that I
might find lilm tle rc
She rdt very doubtful knowing what a
vast warren London was Bu she would
not show it Any chance contained a
spark of hope -
James bcath hes a good lad nnd
hell keep things right in the stables an I
see to jou as careful as I would mj
Nobody could elo that Bobalong hut
Jim Is a good boj anil he can do all I
And 1 II come back ever now and then
to bet tilings arc going all right I ran t
sit Mill thinking of Mr Charles mlrs
and th its a fact
So Bob went to London nnd made tiie
acquaintance of many bus nnd cab
horses and incidentally or their drivers
and the drivers keepers the gentlemen
in blue And as the months pissed and
there was no fruit for all his labora he
began to grow doubtrul but would not
show Hi and Mary began to grow doubt
ful too but would not tor the vorlil
liave let Hob Imagine It And so these
two with scaree u hope between them
still wore the semblance of It each for
the benefit if the other and at times suc
ceeded in deceiving one another anil al
most In deceiving themselves into tlie
belief that there was still room for hope
It would have been much to be de
ploreel If so faithful an endeivor and so
steadfast 1 hone had had to go unre
Charles had been put on a suburb 111
cross country route to begin with and
was steadily and with an extrcmclj
cheerrul heart driving his bus lietwcen
ctun and Hanwell while little Bob
Long was vainly Ijing in waft ror him
at Piecadllty Circus and Ludgate Hill
and tho Bank and so In tho nature of
tilings they dlel not meet
Charles hail taken lodgings out at Han
well anel little Ch irles found no lack of
fresh air and outdoor amusements of a
very Juvenile cliu liter of course right
along into the winter Tlie old woman In
huute they lived had taken to him
mightily and watched over him with
granilinotherl care And Charles Clever
est witli the great house llng all asleep
for want ot its master anil many warm
hearts aililng to get word or lilm Tojnd
himself mure than cuntcnt having no
disturbing knowledge of these tilings in
the fact tint lie wa3 earning his living
and pa lng his way and tha his boj was
groving up strung and sturd and dall
iiie reusing in ravor with mail and the
goddesses who ride on the tops of buses
Jutt tliree dav before Clinsm is one of
the drivers on the main route rrtmi Ham
mersmith to Liverpool Street fell s ck of
rheumatics and hL bus was given ten
tativelv tu Sannox to see iiow he would
manage thu obstacle race to the olty
He gut along first rate tho flrst two
elnS It was on the third daj the urter
noon or Christmas Eve that he ran Into
n van at the corner of Old Bailey anl
took the hind wheel off as clean as 1
hltlet but Cli irles aluojs maintain
til it tin fault was In no wise his and di
vides tlie Juniors between Bub Iing and
tlie van driver Willi a bias in favor ot
Bob Lung
Fur tint day Charle s had t ken his
1 lib lilm as c special Christmas
treat and little Chaille well wrapped up
lit the- front grielen seat at his fathers
ngiit iiuiii sunivcHi the bustling crowds
and tig sparkling simps with eves
stretiheu to the feilbst and came to the I
conclusion tliat lainduu was a verv greit
and vonelerful place anil that the buy I
who could sen It all In this commanding
fashion from Hie top uf Ills- fathers bus
was n fortunate lm Inelecd
It was a line clear d iv with 11 feeble
attempt at a smile from the- sun tend a
siisplc inn of frost in tha ulr and little
like stars cm a freist
nu Milveiitmuus time A new and of
fensive tithrioua thicker liad just held
ticl ts en their liven nnd finding Clisrie
without cine had insisted 011 ids
Ids furv which his rather Uiighlnglv ij
ror lilm and Charlie lurormed che k
cr that he was u lug which was ex
trcmclj rude ot him since the oung man
the climber we have to do with tho aval
anches These are avalanches of snow
of lee and ot rock but the snow aval
anches nro tho moro frequent and the
most lmportnnt
Canon Glrdlestone of Oxford relates
how- he once sat down to lunch In the
track of such nn avalanche and had only
just time to scurry out of the way beforo
it whizzed past and that great climber
Mr Tuckett once had n race with an
avalanche on the Elccr glacier
This la one kind of avalanche accident
Another and moro common kind Is when
the climbers themselves start the aval
nnche They are traversing n slope of
Ice on which a certain amount of fresh
snow has fallen their footsteps loosen
the snow and set It sliding It trips them
up and carries them down with It The
slide ends in n crevasse the danger Is
that thev will fall Into it and that the
snow v ill follow them and bur them
alive Yet there ore men who have been
curried awaj bj such avalanches and es
caped alive The most famous man who
underwent such experience was tha late
Prof Tyndall
It happened on the Plz Mnrtcratsch In
the Engndlne In 15L The professor with
two friends Mr Hutchinson and Lee
Warner and two guides named Jenni
and Walter had occasion to cross a gtilly
filled with hard Ice coated with new snow
The slope led straight down onto a gla
cier with jnwnlng crevasses In It Jennl
who was n very famous guide ought to
have known better than to venture In
that gully He had not led his party very
far onto It when he realized the danger
and warned the others to tread glngerlv
as a false step here might start an aval
anche I
The word sajs Prof Tyndall waR
scarcel uttered when I heard the sound
of a fail behind me then a rush and in
a moment my two friends and their guide
all apparently entangled together whirred
past mo I -suddenly planted myself to
resist their shock but In an instant I
was in their wake for their Impetus was
irresistible A moment afterward Jennl
was whirled awaj nncLthus in tne twink
ling ot an eje all five- of us found our
selves xldlng downward with uncontrol
lable speed on the back of an avalanche
w lilch a single slip hid originated
There wu3 nothing to clutch at no
means of arresting the descent They
tried to put on tho brakes by grinding the
points of their alpenstocks Into the iec
without the least result In a sense as
It turned out their verj speed was their
salvation It caused them lo shoot over
the gaplnc crevasses Into which they
would have tumbled helpless if they had
bec n going at u slower rate But there
were other crevasses lower down Could
they stop themselves before reaching
these It wasJust a chance and the
chance happened to be In their favor
Wo came to rest so near the brow
that two or three seconds of our average
motion of descent must have carried us
over Had this occurred we should have
fallen Into the chasms and been covered
up bj tho tall of the avalanche Hutch
Insju emerged from the snow with hla
forehead bleeding Jennl had a bit of flesh
removed from his hand bj collWon
against a stone No one how
ever was seriouslj hurt though the
found that ho had lost his watch
Finally there are the incidents whlcU
are due to blizzards Mount Blanc has
been the principal scene of these for on
that the distances are great the snow
fields are wide and the chance of losing
jour way Is good You mtj scoop our
self a sort of shelter In the snow and
wait but j on freezu to death while
ou are watting This Is what happened
only a few ears ago to Prof Nettleshlp
of Oxford though the xveather lifted In
time for the other members of the party
to be saved A still graver case occurred
in 1S70 when a of three American
travelers with sight guides all peilslied
together In this manner One of them
T Beans hatl scribbled a fragment iry
diary of his experience which was
found Ij lng beside lilm Wo
end this article bj dueling ills con
cluding words
Sept 7 evening Wo havo leen on
Mount Blanc fur two dajs In a terrible
snowstorm we havo lost our vvav and
are In n hole scoopesl out of the snow- at
a height of li ooo feet I iutvo no hope of
descending Perha3 this book mav bo
found and forwarded Weliaveno
food my feet are already frozen and
I am exhausted I have only strength to
write a few- words I die lit the faith of
Jesus Christ with affectionate thoughts
of mj family My remembrance to all I
trust we may meet In heaven Outing
tinged to tlie eitmusftluii lino he hae
didactically pronounred her an old
crock In which he was of course cmlte
wrong But to Charlie there were never
moro than two decent horses on the
he narrowly escaped another collision as
the thought f the deiir one who had
borne the joke with him aril who ought
to liave shared this enlargement csime
upon him In a i urge uf srrow
At Liverpool Street Hob Lonr slipped
jifV cT ii - mlniiiuL n ts il - 1 f icf it- lift
Ill 1 U nil iiiiuiirfi wuvt 4 11 o nw j
I legs could carrv him to the telegnph of-
and hurried Itack beaming but full
Itiee anxiety li t the bus should have eii
imrted without lilm But the bus was
there all right Its driver wis in so
1 rown a studv that the conductor had
alrendv rung the 111 three times to Inti
mate that he was read if the genttetnin
with the rlblions was and he was now
coining up on deck to see what was the
matter and 1 bull iiotlcem en was shout
ing at lilm te Know 1 he was going to
Little Peace En joycil in Acliin for
One Hundred Years
The Dutch rirllctp Tlie Hnre Con
I no red Ht Innl X Conflict About
Avlilcli Utile Is Known V itriicale
for Independence Prumle Itulers
South Africa China nnd tho Philip
pines are not the only countries where
war U In progress In different parts of
the world campaigns of long standing are
being carried on daiij Some of them
have never been heard ot In thU country
others havo been forgotten
Under tho latter head comes AChln
where for jears the Dutch have been
striving to subjugate tho natives a raco
fo Important that at one time Its rulera
received embassies from tho greatest po
tentates in Europe that of England In
Achtn la probably ie moat war ridden
State In the world For ltt yars It has
known llttlo peace first with one land
then with another but principally with
the Dutch
The end of thjs protracted war Is how
ever believed to be within sight at last
During the Inst three jears the Dutch
have won repeated victories Batoelllk
tho strongest fortified garrison of tho
Achlnese Is hard pressed and 1U fall is
expected to result In tho surrender of tho
A raco that can resist for a number
of jears a well organized Invasion of
European troops la worthy of sorao at
tention Tlie country Is situated In the
nurth of Sumatra It Is tha only State In
the island that still remains Independent
ot the Dutch but as already foreshadow
ed Its Independence nppears to be now
doomed Tho population numbers about
Before Us decline which commenced
curly In tho eighteenth century Achln
was In close touch commerclallj with
England It was to the port of Achln
that London merchants directed their flrst
efforts toward securing trade in the In
dies Queen Elizabeth sent confidential
communications to the King of Achin by
special envoy and James 1 also cor
responded with the reigning monarch
who lived in such luxurious sYle that ha
had 901 state elephants
To this day there stand near the gato
of the Kings palnco a couple of brass
cannon of extraordinary size Theywero
a present from James i to tho ruler of
So considerable In fact was Achln s
one time power that to reduce Milacca
It fitted out nn armada of no fewer than
En ships 10 of which were larger than
any then used In Europe The ships car
ried GO000 men with the Kirs himself in
Moreover Achin at one time produced
moro cold than uny other country In tho
East excepting perhaps Japan One
chronicler fixes the annual output at 61
X ounces
For lift -eight years female sovereigns
reigned and the foreign residents ot
Acliin believe though erroneously tint
the Queen of pheba waj Queen of Achln
The employ minted money -eluding
gold coin stan oed with Arable
ch tract ers
Great stretches of tho Interior have not
j et been explored but lrom seawanl two
gigantic volcanic mountains rising to a
height of about 111 feet are visible
Little also Is known ot the language
This perhaps la not strange notwith
standing the great career which Achln
once had Languages like peoples and
like greatness wither away and are for
gotten where there Is a diminution in na
tional visor or else they chat go so com
pletely that they are unrecognizable
Though once powerful enough to drive
the Portuguese out ot the Island and tn
ltave a fleet nnd an army that were the
envy of larger countries Achln now np
pears destined to disappear from tho
mail altogether Tho London Mall
was only doing what lie considered his t Fndar the combined influences of the
duty conductor and tlie policeman and Charlie
Then he had seen n Iloael Cir horse 1 he woke up to n sense of his responsiblli
come to grief as she tried to get a roating ties and drew the whip gently over nu
in I leet Street nnd though rull of 1 bonces Hanks ns Bob Long climbed up
patny for her distress vet since she be 110 nis sea r nesiue mm n raiu
i Si lie and without
ther accident all the way birk to Hum
mersmlth But Charles hid to one
mnm initrnev to the Bank and liack be
fore the dis work was done and Bob
street and those were tlie two his father kept close to lilm nil the time and littlo
happucil to lie driving at the time Chirlie fell n lecp in Bob s arms as they
Then their own attempt at resumption were gains home for tho very last time
of progress under Lulgate Hill Then Charles thanked the jard nasicr
was attended with such scrabbing anl for his kindness 11 ml Intimated his wish
snortingtliit the whole place rchonl 10 give up his position much to that gen
again And Charlies anguished ees 1 tie mans surprise
were glued so tightly to the bobbing Find It too much for j oj he aslc Ml
heads and plunging shoulders and strain- Tis pretty tough In the Citj
lng Hanks In front of him that he Old Its not that I like it vv el enough
not see a littlo mm who liad crept up 1 But Ive got another call and tlie Jard
the stairs and sllel into the seat beside- I master looking at Bob Long decided in
him The little mans face wns shinln
in n wa that shamed the sun nnJ he
wriggled so on the seat that Charlie
compressed hlmselt into hair his tin ial
spare in order to give him more room
But even tint had no on the lit
tle man who wriggled -convulsively till
the horses Ind recovered themselves and
It was Just when thev were passing tlie bir
butter shop that he laid a hard little
brown hand on Charles Clesercsts shoul
der saM with a choke
Master Charles Mr Charles I mean
ou aro wanted at home
Halloa Bobalong Is tint you sail
Cleverest as ciuitl almost as if he had
been addressing his own conductor But
It is more than posslble that the sudden
use of the title which told all Buba
longs stor caused a momentary aber
ration anel bo paved the wk for the ac
cident For just then that extremely
stupid v in issued ftom Old Bailey and
made an cxliibltiun ot Itself b shedding
its hit el wheel In the very middle of Lud
gate Hill thereby blocking tile traffic fur
a rull ivair hoar and exciting profanity
enough to have thawed tho ruielwas
within the three mile radius and to liave
bruiieht out a blush ou the dome of St
Paul s
Cleserest saw the crowd and the po
licemen as In a mist and gave his num
ber as one in a dream and It was not till
thej were safely In the swim aaiu under
loe of the big church that he woke up
and said to old Bob
Is that o Bob Im sorrj to hear It
AVlieres Geotf
Broke his neck out hunting flvo
months ago Master 1 mean Sir
Poor old chip Im sorrj
Youll come hick vvltli me at once
Sir Charles asksl Bub anxious
Miss Mary shes pining badlj for jou
Ioor little girl Tills Is in boy- Bob
along said Cliarles as thej came to 1
mnmerlary stand in the backwater id
his own mind that another proifigal w3
on his waj home and wonueeci some-
I what ft the remarkible iliffience that
1 existed at times between fathers and
I sons
Then to Hnntvell to get some special
trensurcs and then back to Kings Cross
I and away Into tlie night until little t
lle lost track of things and only returned
to a knowledge of them as he was Being
carried by his father aling the platform
of a country station to a drag which stood
outside with n pilr of champing horses
well wrapped up In blankets for the had
been waiting a long time
At signt of them the man on box
touciied his hat and grinned a welcome
which he did not know how to put i lto
words And from the back of th drag
there sprang a slight figure in black and
furs and leaiied at the two Charleses with
the cry of a hungr soul and gathered
them Into a clinging embrace which told
all Its own story
Will ou drive Sir Charles asUeJ
Bobalong pruuejly
Of course Bob Jim what a big
boy jou re getting to the driver who
was scrambling down to give him his seat
Now Mary my dear up ou come
Charlie bo hang on to our Aunt Mar
If j on fall asleep again joull tumble in
among the horses and frighten them
Where does this bus go to dad the
small bo asked sleepilj
Home ni boy
That a a good Job said Master
Cliarles with little idea of the new and
wonderful meaning the word would ever
bear for him In future
They swept throu li the dark lines at
a pace that kept the small boy awake
through the village where every window
was alight i nd the good folks stood In
their doorways and shouted welcomta ns
thej passed and so at last througli tho
gates by tlie lodge where Mrs Long stood
ctirtsjlng triumphant Willi tears 01 joy
I and nimmg down her face For
Btiiiiriiin Charles back to his
I 1 hert Vtls 3Ir come
lutll liu UlUUfflll LIUtt inZdlUIUlJ
phorically speaking went down on his
snees to Charlie and was very near to
falling on his neck and kissing him
wherebj he would have lost favor in tint
j o nig mans ej es
This Is a verv deir old friend or mine
Charlie said his rather
And Charlie stretched out his hand in
its littlo black woollen glove and said
How do sir and old Bobalong was put
to it to keep trom making a ridiculjiu
exhibition of himself
ies Ill cuine when Ive finished the
elajs work said Chires Where sli ill
I meet jou Bo
1 aint n going to let jou ont o ray
sight again Sir Charles until I see von
a drlving through the gates at Cfert st
said tlie little man laughing delighted
Over four months Ive been looking ror
j cm and findings is keepings Sir
Ill not run awaj said Chines I
own again and It was all tier lions un
ing when everjbod else liad failed Tho
light of Mrs laingi fire streaming terns
the drive ami shining on the frost-rimmed
lpives of the rhododendrons oppo
site was tlie cheeriest thing Charlie had
seen for many a day Ho leaned forward
from between his father and his aunt and
stared Into the cosy little house with
longing ees and asked
Is this home dad
Its the beginning or it my boy and
he bent over and wrung Mrs Lons hand
in a wav that made the tears flow
raster than ever
Then swept on up the wlndln r
avenue under the dark treis until they
came to the great house of Cleserest -asleep
no longer but very wide awake
Indeed with hearty welcome beaming
trom every eje and a great warm river
or light llowlng out of the open doors nd
sparkling like diamonds on tne irosty
shall be glad to se the eld place again- I SraJ Aa uVTin JrZ J11
there was the we come of the eiger f ices
ir Im wanted and then he was
iiet omi bu ft- -a m ni I tered round the doorway do greet the
mister thi all loved so dearlj and fear-
eel they had lost
Cliarles Clestrest took 11 tie Charlies
liuud and his aunt took the other and
the drew him reluctant away from a
critical observation of the satln skfnnjd
fiiam ticcked horses which had whirled
them along al so tremendous 11 pace and
Itrtwee n them they jvinped him up tho
steps to his kingdom
They were iassing in among the beam
ing rices and tlie hearty God bless OU
sirs of the crowding servants when the
bells of St Mar Beauly pealed out their
bin irons Christmas greeting and in a
second Clearcote In the valley nnd
1 oe nn the hill were answering them un
til all the pulsing blue vault was filled
with tne soauu 01 tneir voices
CliarlliM inn and cheeks were red with stop there all eljj mid Chirlle was be- I Whats at daddle asked tho small
it and tho v wide tvts of his tv luUed gluumg to tug at nis arm nut Charles boy
night It hail been 1 c nsen
rtst s thullhts were floating be I It Is our welcome lmm mr iwiv nr1
twe en the gle at hoiife In Blnnksliire and I in spite of tlie gladness of his home-com-
the quiet green mound li lng his face was grave and almost sad
up the iiasseiu i rrf mid demanded their I anl unit ull tliat lids iirna meant tu him as he thought of her who hid started
I iiiwl nil tlnt It ntt1 tii mMtil 41 11 11 I I t 1 -
the sad thoughts nie borf the
iWl i 1 Jill lliill Ull ills JUUIIltT tunc IUIU
glad led aw iv lierond him
thoughts and lie would hive given i ill Then he lifted the liov and kissed hfi r
ror the clasp of Margaret Sjiiw hand and pet him on his shoulder and carrlil
and the deep deep kk of her lovinj him un into the home of his fathers
brown eyes John Oxenham la the Strand Majjazlne

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