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The Salt Lake herald. [volume] (Salt Lake City [Utah]) 1870-1909, August 16, 1903, Last Edition, Section Three, Image 24

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The e Story torY tor of o fa a Magic Wreath WreathIVhich Wte rest t4 t4tvlick J JWhich
Which a Boy o Found Found Hid Hidden Hiddin r ren
den en in in His is Lonely one Castle CastleILTOST Cast CastM aste asteILTOALGJiEIcON
< ILTOALGJiEIcON ILTOST ALGERNON ROY Earl of Chit Chittenden Chittenders hit hittenden
M tenden sat in the lonely and almost almostruined alm almruh almostruined
ruined ruh castle that had belonged belo ged to Jrs Jrsfamily jus jusTamily his hisfamily
family for eight hundred yeaw esra mo mocastle 7lho 7lhocastle Ufo Ufocastle
castle was as might hAVO been expected overrun overrunwith oterrunwith overrunwith
with rats mice cockroaches spiders and other sorts sortsof soraof sortsof
of bugs too numerous uumerous to mention and ant needed needodlfib re re1waht re repair ¬
pair from roin garret to cellar but the t11 family had ha baeii baeiiand b bgen bgentoo e etoo
too poor to sp sPrind nd money on anything except horses horsesfind or orand
and dogs fo foil OI several centuries therefore thor ore evoryr evotything evoryrthing evor evorthing
thing went from bad to worse worseEarl worseEftrl worseEarl
oldbut oldbuttle old but butfuegc butthese
Earl Milton waa only thirteen years ¬
these years had been pa pasted ed in the gloo gloomy y old cas casdc castie
tie and ho h seemed by reason of a l sad and down dovrncast downct dvwncast
cast air to t be some years ett1s older for inde indegd d > he te had hadrarIy Itadrardly
1 i 1 fTV he Idn lttnds lttndsall a aall
rarIy had au any fUll since be was born 1
all about the place were his but they wore wore so cover covercd c avered ver vercd
cd with mortgages that you ou couldnt tell what the thetoil thotioil thesoil
toil was 88 eonipocod eontp IOO of ofHe ofGOuld ofHe
He could however hunt the t o wild game ame Q that thatran thatran thatran
ran through the forest and this was his solo Oe occupation OeCU1atiou oecugation ¬
cupation But he took no pleasure pleasurein in what most mostboyp mo mostboyti t tbOJJwould
boyp bOJJwould would call sport merely hunting to obtain obtainfood obtal obtainfood l lfood
food for his two feeble old servants e rvauts Perhaps most mostof mostof mostof
of his hi real delight was in the companionship compl1 onship of f his hisdog hisdog is isdog
dog Sandy a little yellow el1ow and white beagle beft le hound houndwho ho houndwho nd ndwho
who was never so happy as 18 when running running nose nosedown nosedown nosedown
down close to the earth after a frightenedrabbit frightenedrabbitthrough frightened rabb rabbit rabbitthrough t tthrough
through the tall grass grassSandy gr88SSKudv grassSKudy
Sandy spent all of his time smelling smelliu aroundEvart around aroundEvery aroundEvar8
Every olunlp of verdure rdur6 every hole each t pile of ofbrush ofbrush f fbr
br brush ah or heap heA > of rock was carefully c reIull inspected andevery and andevery andCywy
every every nook and ltd cranny in the anoicnt ensile cnBt1ew castlewhich castlewhichyou wh iphV iphVyou 9b 9bou
you ou may ma X Xtd be sure su e was full l them themwas was daily examin examintd e l in inld
td lest something had i visited it in lI1 the meantime meantimeWhen meautlmeheu meantimeWhen
When heu he struck the trail of the rabbit ah then thenyou tbenOU thenou
you OU should have heard the full lIt ringing musical musicalbark musiea1 musicalbark
bark that sounded 1 With his long ears ears sweeping sweepingthe sweepingthe
the ground groom h dashed away ay aad from time to time timeutterpd timeutter timeuttered
uttered utter d that joyful j01 ul bay as he chased the t o bunny sour scurrying sauroyin sourryin ¬
rying ryin yin through thr thra u b the underbrush und rbrush It was as great sport sportfor sportor sportfor
for or Sandy 0000 but nit perhaps the rabbit had a different differentnotion differontnotion differentnotion
notion about it itBecause itBeeaueo
4 4Becautllo
Because lie 1 had no money with ith which to buy buypowilor buypowdur buypo
powilor po vder Milton was Wa ats < < obliged to hunt with a bole bo and andarrow a andarrow d d8r
arrow 8r w implements of the cltase chasewhich C which had for ages agesluingon agu agul ageslungon
l luingon the walls I of the great musty hall and he hebecame 1mUeuume hebecume
became very skillful in the use of these oldfashion oldfashioned ¬
ed weapon 50 o that he could bring down a ad deer deeror er eror
or a x rabbit from a great distance He went steal stenliug stealiUK stealjug
jug hrough the misty forest aisles iles under the theiiitcient thennci
5 iiitcient nnci nt oaks o ks that had seen the archers of Robin RobinHoods RobinUoOd RobinLoode
Hoods tis time u perhaps > I 4lreepinC80ftJy Creeping softly so that not nottwig a atwig atwig
twig broke beneath his cautious footfall f tfall1 > and he hercrely henrely herarely
rarely failed fai to return re urn to thQ castle C stlc with a Burden Burdenof
of game Often ho sat in the underbrush and an shot shotthe shotthe
the 1 he pheasants as 1 they darted d rted across aero s a sunny s 1D11 open opening opening openjug ¬
ing or secreted ICtcd himself in a sedgy I dgy clump by the thelonely the1tneQ theon
lonely on lake and sent his arrows across tho dark darkwater darkwater darkwater
water at a duck winging wiu ing its way along the share shpreHe shQreHe shareHe
He became as skilled in fho way ay of the woods woodsand woodsauel woodsand
and its inhabitants As an Indian and he h couhl con trod trarfdthrough tro trodthrough c1 c1through
through the forest mazes in 111 the dark like a weasel weaselor
or a fox ox and quite as silently He knew every tree treeevery treeCCr treeevery
every CCr rock even e n I think every plant for milt miltaaronnd mih miltaround B Bttrolmd
around the castle each footprint in the soil wad wadread Wadread wasread
read by him as a you would read a book and li ho 1 knew knewthe knewthe knewthe
the call of each bird and the droning of every in insect insect insect ¬
sect While the sun shone Milton n mter ver remained remainedindoors remainedindoors remainedindoors
indoors but when the snows fell and the lakes froze froaehe frozeie
he ie was compelled to Spend many hours in the weary wearyold wearyold v6aryold
old castle through which the winter winds swept sweptmaking sVoptmakin sweptSnaking
makin making both boy and dog to shiver before the groat groatfire groatfire greatfire
fire on the open hearth hearthIt
It was on one of these winter daps that heroamed he heroamed IlCroamed
roamed through all the rooms of his dwelling look lookinginto 1001iuginto poolinK ¬
inginto inK into many a closet and chest ch st hoping hopin to discover discoverhome dilieov discoveritorne r rorue
home fragments fra nts of fur or woolen clothing thnt had hadescaped hadc8eAed hadcsc1red
escaped the search of old Sarah and Peter and this thisday thillay thiscar
day lay he continued his investigations until at last he hepouetratec liepoiietratacx
pouetratec 1 > OIietrAtcc to a room under the very roof a vnst vnstapartment vnstuparuneut matsperianent
apartment where all sorts of antique rubbish had hadbeen hadbeen hadbeen
been dumped dump d for centuries broken useless weapons weaponsarmor weaponarwor weaponsarmor
armor books and pictures picturesThere picturesThere picturesThere
There in a dark ark recess he found an ironbound ironboundcheet ironboundcheat ironboundchest
cheat studded with nails and covered with dust dustshowing dustshowing dustshowing
showing that it had remained undisturbed for u ulong ulong abog
long tine Hilton iton eagerly attacked Ittack d it and after aftermuch aftorlnuoh afterinuoh
much effort managed to raise its ponderous lid lidwhen lidwhen lidwhen
when he 10 saw lying upon a folded garment g rmcI1t of pale paleblue palublue paleblue
blue satin tin of ancient style a wroath of flowers flow rs so sofresh sofr sofresh
fresh fr h and fragrant that they looked as if they had hadbeen hndbeen
1 been placed in the chest but yesterday yesterdayThe I IA
A A 1 1The S M AM A AThe
The perfume of the white whit blossoms bloSlO Us poured curodu curoduinto up
into the f h duetladen air and filled his nostrils nos wits as he hegazad 11egazud hegnaed
gazad inter into the chest in amazement for or it was a amost atmoet cZoos
most astonishing 88toniahi > > g spectacle It was certain thnt no ¬
body had ad opened gpen d the chest for a very longtime that thatwas thatwas thatwas
was proved rovoo by the thick layer of dust upon the lid lidbut lidhut lidbut
but it wtes as S also alsoquite 180 quite as certain that no ordinary
flowers could remain thus for even one day in such sucha suchpJ8
a place plapeMilton pJ8
Milton ilton was puzzled but as he could think of ofno ofItO ofno
no solution to the mystery he took up up the flowers flowersand floVcrland flowersand
and laid them aside while he explored the chest chestHe chestIie chestIe
He took out several garments of a fashion so soold soold soold
old that he could not remember seeing any pictures pictureslike picturcilike pictureslike
like them t themgarments emgarlDents garments that told of the days da when whentha whenthaChittendens the theChitteudens theChittendens
Chittendens were rich and could afford to buy buydre
dresses dre H5 from France and Spain for thoir pretty pretty
daughters for the first rst he took but wore woincna womensclothes woincnaclothes womcnJc1
clothes c1 thos then he h came camo to mans attire rich velvet velvetcoats velvetcoata velvetcoats
coats and surtouts of brocade furlined and warm warmas
as well as gay y in color thick woolen clothing rich ¬
ly embroidered with the Chittendon confcbfarms confcbfarmsund con coat ofnrm8 ofnrm8o ofarmssad
und o silken panties of a remote epoch each e ch leg of a
different color and other queer veetmentthat vestmonts estments that mode
him state in wonderThose wonder wonderThoto wonderTh6CO
Those was a piece of parchment there written writtenorejr writtono writtenover
over o in rl faded letters It wrs also als which hieh ho managed to toread toreadwlth torend
read readwlth with some somod1fRoulQ difficulty which explained the mys mystery mystery mystery ¬
tery of tho anciant ancient chest It related that in a past pastso
so distant ista1it that one can scarcely manage to reincni
her berthe the t e date there was as a wedding in the castle when bell bellthe
the sixth sl th Earl Ohittenden then a
young poun g man manplaced wanllaced
placed 1 laced this wreath upon the brow of his lovely
bride She died the same day and all her belong belon g ¬
ings in her bridal array as well as his h i s had been placed placedin
in in this chest there thor to lie undisturbed while 1i1Q earl earlafter oarlafter earlafter
after earl came and went in the castle cust1cblow below until untileven untilenn untileven
even the memory of the tragedy was s forgotten
It did not explain tho wonder of
the fragrant fra g rant ra nt ntc
relolont fresh fr c b wreath Vre8t of flowers owar however and andwhr andwhfu antiwhru
whr whfu > u Milton had carried all IIlth tbo nice warm clothes
t tq his hj la ic own o wn room ro m chuckling awjt sviihktha itb tht th 8rD ros Pq ofv of ofarlDg
v arlDg them 1U that bitter w t fThrf er ehuugthe ehuugtheQ frthe frtheQ
wxeathupoivaiiail wreath upon anoiI a nail in the wall and read the story wr allover nil nilover nIlover
over again Strangely St nng ly enough cno gh the name 1Jute n mo of the tlwearl tl tlearl theearl
earl whbSe bride had died was Milton fO tTh and this thismade thismgde thismade
made him l1i 1lf feel eel 1 sad but soon when he lu hal lu donnedtlio donned donnedtho donnedtho
tho heavy be l woolen W ol h olothos and the furlin furlirhpt d coat coatand coatand coatand
and was was plowing through the deep snow to thewoods the thewoods thewoods
woods followed by b Sandy he forgot all about the theancestor theancestor theancestor
ancestor so long turned to dust whose clothes ho howas howas howas
was wearing we ring and he whistled merrily merrilyAll morril morrilAll merrilyAll
All that winter he roamed the woods w uds clad in intheclothes inthe inthoulothes
theclothes the JotJles of orthe the sixth Earl Chittehdea Chi Hendel wandering wanderingfaroutsifte n ndering nderingfarouteiao l1d ring ringiaroutsi
faroutsifte o ofhisown of ii his e own lands and scoking icokinggmne gaine game in iniceclad inicc iniceclad
iceclad icc l dlorestswbicb forests which ho had never explored e explore4before explore4beforeIlere qlore before beforeHere beforeHere
Here far from fro 111 home he came upon a little 1itt1 hut hutfrom hutfrom hutfrom
from the chimney chimn > y of which issued a thin spiral of ofsmoke ofsmoke ofsmoke
smoke that told of living occupants but when ben Mil Milton Mijton Milton ¬
ton knocked nockod on the door it was not opened op < < tue < l Turn Turuing Turning Turning ¬
ing at last to leave he suddenly spied n large gray graywolf glftYwolf graywolf
wolf slinking along in the pale bluish shadow cast caston cIIton caston
on the snow by the trees He raised his lli bow and andfitted andfitted turdfitted
fitted an arrow to the string but the wolf v l darted dartedaway darl dartedaway d dawny
away into the dark evergreen growth and t d vanished vanishedSandy vanishoLSandy vanishedSandy
Sandy was on his trail in a moment but Milton Miltonhad Miltonhad liltonhad
had no desire to seo his little houndmangled hound manglad mangl by byn bynravenous a aravenous aravenous
ravenous wolf so he whistled him back bac at once oncemuch onCznuch oncemuch
much against Sandys Snnd s will you ou may be stirs stireHfe s 1re 1reH
1 1Hh
Hfe H returned home but early the uaxto nostmorning nostmorningwent uorniiig uorniiigWent iiorniu g gwent
went again to the little hut and finding its door still stillclosed stillclosod stillclosed
closed and receiving no answer to his knock he hid hidhimself hidhimSolf hidhinit3olf
himself in the th forest nearby to watch peon o ho hosaw hosaw hasaw
saw the same shaggy shaJr gaunt wolf sneak across tho thegelds thofields thofields
fields and disappear behind the Lut It reappeared reappearedin
in a moment and while it stood at tho door he sentau sent sentan santun
an arrow singing across the snow and into iilt Us it body b bbd bbdbut dy
but although his aim was good goo the wind oacwod oacwodtho oftllliQdtho otirniodrthe
tho shaft slightly to one side andit and it struck str stria Ok k theani theanimal tIl the 1tui 1tuimul iunimal ¬ =
mal in the flank Springing into the air ftht air fluttered fluttereda tutt rbd rbda
a loud l ud pained howl and dashed away awa awaHe
He sat still and in a few minutes saw an old oldfind oldnnd oldand
find very cry ugly woman limping toward the hut hutBlood hutBlood hutflood
Blood stained tho footprints in ut the snowbehind snowbehindher snow b behind behindher ltind ltindher
her and her dress was erims6n erims n with > > blood also alsoMilton also1Iton alsoMilton
Milton 1Iton seeing that she had boon Olll hurt roju rw r and nd ran ranto ranto ranto
to her She Sh started in surprise when 8la s to saw tIle ththandsome tIlebnndsome thathandsome
handsome boy in the fur coat but when whttn6ha she saw w his hisbow hisbow hisbow
bow and arrows a sudden anger scorned sccome to possess possessher pouessher JOIIOSS JOIIOSSller
her But he did not notice = how she glared at him himfor himfor himfor
for his eyes eyesvore were upon her bloody blood skirt skirtYou skirtYou skirtYou
You are hurt hurtwound wounded d1 ho cried cr ed What Whathas Whathas Vbathas
has hapj happened > aned anedNothing ued l lNothing 1Nothing
Nothing nothing at all she snappgdV suaPPd cross ¬
ly I fell against a sharp broken branch brmahJtn of a tree treethats troothnts truethats
thats all Ill bo all right in a few minutes m IlutM Go Goaway Goaway Goaway
away and mind your business 1 1A IA 1A
A suddon thought smote Milton MiltomWas MiltonIras MiltonVns
Was it the wolf I ho asked eagerly < < Did it itattack itattack itattack
attack you in the forest forestwoman forestThere f fThoro
There are no wolv volves s here 1 repIi r 1At the hb old oldWOmAn oldwoman
woman At least I have never oem 1mj Iii IiiI nv nvI
I j shot snot one just juss now but out did aia not Ilotkm kjjthyn k Kuinyn l Jiim im re replied replied replied replied ¬
plied Milton Ho ran away awa before I could try tryj tryagain tryagain tryagain
again againThe
The old hag glared savagely at himas hhnlsshe she open opened opened opened ¬
ed her doar doer When then it wa was opened Milton saw a
beautiful girl standing within a girl withgolden with gold golden on
hair and violet eyes who was looking out outa1 at him himwith binlwith himwith
with a pleading ns well as a surprised a expression
He had badseen seen but few ow girls irlB mostly children of ofpeasantson ofp ofpeasants
peasantson p peasants aants on the farms armi in the neighborhood and andsuch audsuch andsuch
such a wondrously lovely vision as this thigill in such a atumbledown utumbledown atumbledown
tumbledown hovel was very Qr startling Therefore fhQr for ha hastared ltostared hestareded
stared with all his oyoe 0g08 until the old woman slam slamnicd slimmod slatumcd
mod tho door and shut it all out outThen outt outThen
t i iThen
Then he returned r lurncd home to dream i > about her horuntil heruntil heruntil
until little Sandy grew worried w rriod at 1i1 lifff masters mastersgilont mastersailout
gilont i1ont1Dd and andthoughtful thoughtful t o htful air airEvifry air airEvd ir ir1Ury
Evifry Evd dnyYuliH dn dnya Ulitn sfiftfi spft11g s g camp cm6 c I 16 antf atI ti f i roleaSed loosed the thestreams thestroams thestreams
streams and flowers and nd painted nIl tile tlf hoods ods with witha
a mingling min ling of tender greens grocl1saml ami faintpinks Rint pinks and
blues I M ho o haunted h ntdd the lm forests iorqstscdge edge hopijagagain 110 hoping ingt1 a ain tto ttosee ttotree tosee
see tree the beautiful girl Once or twico tWl twicoho O bo knotted on ontho 011tho onthe
tho door and when it was ltg opened 91 > n d asked the old oldwoman oldwoman oldwoman
woman how she was wusgatting getting on with her wound but buttho buttho butthe
tho angry 1gry response which ho received rQCtj soon SOon taught
him how unwelcome he was and lui nsver U ycr saw tie tiegirl the thogirl thegirl
girl either so ho 11Ognvo gave that up and a waftod wtJn d for forchance a achance 1 1chanco
chance to visit her during the Bags Jiagsnbswlcc absence absence7iudon
Hidden in ll n thick clump of shrub15otYha shrubBoxy he a wait waited w waitod it itQdd ¬
ed Qdd day y nftea afto af + tenday doy until the summor came but the theold tl1 tl1old theold
old woman WOUl l1 was ryas asWn as swatuh wntuhtul tuh tut ulas as as lie and lift l 8 never nevocaught nevOlCltught nevercaught
caught hex h going out or coiiriug coinin in inand and the doorwas door doorwas doorVas
was always closed closedNow I INow
Now I must tell yau UI About lJout uoutihis ibis old lyo t fo of ofd i tlu u apd apd
the girl The hag was a famous witch witohwheso rvhosa name namewas nameV namewss
was V a Peggotty Swonkers and she was perhaps I > erha s the theOldest theof
01 Oldest eat person in all the world for 1iUj iI had lived livedsince livedsihec livedsiiiee
since the days of William the Conqueror Conn icror days dayswhen daysben dayswbeu
when ben a witch was an important woman womq indeed but butof butof butof
of course since witches went out of fashion many manyyears manyyeurs manyyears
years ago she never advertised the fact that she shewas shatnl shesms
was tnl in that business now 110 but pretended to be an anherb nnborq anherb
herb doctor She was 35 in demand to cure pigs of the thecolic thocolic thiscolic
colic cows of the shivers horses of the staggers staggersand stxggorad staggersand
and cbid chickens ns of the pip but no QUO Qho ever culled upon uponher uponIter uponher
her teVatlend t attcnd to a dogs ills forf for as it t ds is well wel1lmown wel1lmowna11 known knownall knownall
all sejfrespeeting se respceting dogs knowfn witch as soon soon as asthey Mthe asthey
they the set s t eyes c es on pne and C every ry dog immediately immediatelyflew lnmediatelyW
flew W at aC Peggotty Pe gotty when she sh appeared in intlm chic s streets streetso roe roeo
o of the town townOf tbl1Ofcoursc gown gownOf
Of Ofcoursc course some peoplo were aware aware of her aw awful AWful awful ¬
ful trade but as they thc > often had dealings with her herthey herth herthey
they th never revealed her secret but even these th e poo poople pooJo poople
ple Jo never suspected thut she kept a young girl a aprisoner aprisoner aprisoner
prisoner in her l Gr hut for f r when she had callers the thegirl thugfrl thegirl
girl was put into tho cellar A great black cat cat kept keptconstant k keptconstant pt ptlOnstullt
constant watch at all times warning her when any anylH anyb anybedy
lH b bedy > dy d approached the th hut and guarding the impris imprisoned imp imprisowed i5 i5lsed ¬
owed lsed girl during hor absence absencea tt cat apparently as asold asold S Sold
old as and even more hideous and cross thanshe thaI h was washerself wnshlrseIf washerself
herself a fit companion indeed for the ola Q oMrone oMronebuf ir Qr9n Qr9nbura r9ne r9nebur
bur bura a terrible t rriblc one for a young maiden maidenTh maideni maidenThe
i Th The girl was the daughter of f King Kin ChroI Chrorius u uS t a amonarch amonarch amonarch
monarch who ruled a landwfar landJ law ar r in the south and andshfl andshflbftd she shehad shehad
had been stolen when adluld aeh d from the cpurt qourtby by Peg Peggotty Pciggotty Peggotty
gotty bet because ausc the King had issued an a1 order forbidding forbidding for forbidding ¬
bidding witches to live Iiveinhis livein in Jiis realui realuiShe rOftlmsShe roalmsShe
She fled with the child and although tha th King Kinghad Iinghnd Kinghad
had offered an immense reward she hind 1u d ilevor boitnfound boon bobnfound boonfound
found and to make makelier Jler ier capture capturemoro more difficult tiler tlttiwitch tilerwitch th thwitch
witch had given givcllllerm her an herb herbr which had deprived d prhodher prhodherof her herof hsrof
of speech so that she could answer no questiorigre questiorigregarding qUlstionrobRrdiug rs rsgardiug
garding herself if such happened bnpp nQd to be asked by bycurious bycurious bycurious
curious visitors The dumb child hind 1mdgrom grown to be bea b bft ba
a beauty benut of such surpassing loveliness that Peggotty Peggottyhad Ptottyhad
had been obligedta obliged ob1i J to hide her in this remote rcmotnspot spot for forfear forfcftr forfear
fear of f lovers coining C ll1 1ik and carrying clrr > ing Ivor away nwa but butwhen butwhen butwhen
when the summer unllnurcnmc came she often allowed her to toroam toroam toroam
roam roam in the dens dC 1S < > forest where only onl the door and andthe andthe andthe
the rabbits were over pier seen and in order to keep the theforest theforest theforest
forest as secludadas sceluda secluded L as possible and to frighten off offany oftQll offany
any Qll stray strn wanderers the witch ofton assumed US8UrpC the theshape thoI5Jlftpe theshape
shape of a big gray timber wolf whose rod eyes and andawful amIAwful andawful
awful teoth were well w l1 calculated to frighten fright n the thewoodchoppers thewoodc4oppers thewoodclpoppcrs
woodchoppers and artists who sometimes pane penetrated penctrated panetrated ¬
trated tL t ti deep glades gladesBut g1tidesL g1tidesBut
A T TBut
But in Milieu she sli o rccogniefl rcc nila Q a b boj b ow iwhowm iwhowmnfrnid y who was wasafraid wagafraid
afraid of nothing end did not hesitate to < attack attackevon IIttllckevah attackeven
even a wolf He was resolved to see the th girl girlagaiu girlagaiuPcglfotty again againPog againPop
Pop Pcglfotty Otty was quite sure of that and ndJet yet she Sh was wasafraid vas wasafraid vasafrOld
afraid of getting g ttmg another arrow in lU her for the thtwound th thwouud thewound
wound she had hculreccied received in her leg was as stall tm verv vervsore vervsore verysore
sore and every time it smarted She groaned and andthought andthought andthou
thought thou ht of Milton with an awful wolfish wolf sb growl growlSho owlho owl owlSho
Sho ho had forgotten many mnn of her with spells el1s or orelse orclse orelse
else would have turned into a Hoc Or ora rl1 a lft boar ar and andmade andmnde andmade
made an end of him ftt once and certainly corfQin had ho hosuspected hosuspected hosuspected
suspected her of being a witch he would wouldhavc have boon boonmore boonmore beenmore
more cautious cautiousFinally Cautiousit1all cautiousFinally
Finally it1all seeing tha tllUlth 1the girl wap wa growing gr nvillg pale palefrom pnlerom palefrom
from rom confinement and fearing that she T6uld V uId dio dioand die8ud dioand
and deprive the witch of the pleasure 11cnsuro of tormenting
her which hich was almost her sole pastime Peggotty Peggottydecided Paggottyd Pcggottydecided
decided d < to rid herself of tho watchful lad by play playing playiug playlug ¬
lug a trick upon UpO l him Knowing that t nt nbo n boy is al always always always ¬
ways hungry she made a charmed cake that if ifcateii ifeAtou ifcatch
catch would promptly change him into a pig and andshe Ol1dsbe andshe
she laid this oak o tro upon her b r window sill hoping and andexpecting andexpecting andexpecting
expecting that ho would see it and ondthinIt think the girl girlhad g girlhad rl rlhttd
had made it for him himBut hunBut hirebut <
But she had Ii d never thought lhonghtof of Sandy Whose ap appotitQ appofitQ aPpottite
potitQ was far keener k cncr tho than n his masters mftsor8ft and 1d who whoscented Wh9scentcd whoscented
scented the cake cukQm in in a minuteand soon swallowed itwith it itwith itit1
with it1 great satisfaction Instead however h wcver of turning turningthe
the dog into a pur pig as one might i ht have hn expected Xp etctl it itmerely itmorcly itmerely
merely gave him the power l > ower of ofSp speech Ooh for or it was a asjpcll nspdl aspc11
sjpcll designed not for dogSj dogs but b t men ntali and he ran back backto bnekto backto
to Hilton laughing 1nughi g just like Jik a a n boy When Than Milton Miltonhoard Miltonbattrd Miltonheard
hoard him coming he thought another lad > was inthe in inthe inthe
the woods but on 01 seeing eing Sandy appear he almost almostfell almostfell almostfell
fell over in amazement amazementShes nma1emQntShe amazementShes
Shes She a witch cried cr Qd Sandy SalldYJui1q ui1q ud Ive 3 yo oaten oatensome oatentomc oateneoaue
some kind of a witch cake cilketlut that was loft on oh her nor win windor willdew yin yindow
dow f i11 11 probably fixed up up for you oul 1 T lean I ° cftn eantalkl talk trilkl trilklfu
Ha fu 1m 1 What a joist jokoAfter 1 1After IAfter
After a whijo lli 1tilfQn MllfQnrecovered rcioercd tr from trQin mlii hid hi suaprise sur surprise liur liurprisco ¬
prise and then fh nf thcjy i hiu IIUQa long l ng talks Abu Yo cannot cannotimagine chnnot chnnotim3ginc cwnotimagine
imagine how queer it seeraod sc inCd at first firsttQhpar to ohoar hoar n dog dogtalking dogtalkilJg dogtalking
talking just like another lad and what fun it was 9 9I
too Sandy Sand of course cour e vas delighted with hisnow hisnowaccomplishment his I naw nawaceomplishment QW QWaccomplithment
accomplishment and rattled r ttIed away like lik a mill WWJH WWJHjust im1 qi t I Ijust 1 1just
just to hear his own voice but after aft r all KIL ho told toldMilton toldMilton toldMilton
Milton many things that ho was os very ry gkid g14dto to hoar hearIn hoarIn hoarIn
In the first place he was informed that Peggqtty Peggqttywas PeggQttwas
was a genuine witch and nd fully ful1 as dangerous as any anywitch any anywitch anywitch
witch ever seen and besides b ides that he hcwas was told just justwhat justwhat justwhat
what she had done in the past pastScndy postSudy pastSrndy
Scndy told him that all witches were very fond fondof fondof ncl nclof
of eels which however they rarely cancatch can catch as asthey asthcy asthey
they fear the water so much that they never J er ap approach approach approach ¬
proach it not 110tcven jsven in a bath tub So the first thing thingto
to do o was to procure some eels eelsThis oats1his eelsThis
This is what he did First he dug a lot of big bigworms bigworms bigworms
worms regular night walkers which ho tied together to together tog ¬
gether g thor with thread thr tld in a buneh as largo as his fist fistand istund fistand
and this he fastened fa tencd to a long string stri g and when whend whenlQrkuSs whendarkness
d darkness rkness fell U he wont to the moat which cnoiroled cnoiroledthe enoir lcd lcdthe
the castle c st1Ctt a deep stagnant ditch full of eels eelsanJ eelsanJSKt and andsat
sat down on the bank Then he threw in his worms wormsand wormsand wormsand
and in inn a minuto a big eel seized the bait and hd before boforohe beforehe bof ro ro11e
he could release his hold on the bunch o ot thread threadand threadand threadand
and worms Milton jerked him high and dry 6n ri the thegrass thegrUBS thegrass
grass Soon he had a couple of dozen tremendous tremendouseels tremon ous ouseels
eels in his basket and thon he b went to bed quite quitesatisfied quitesacSfi quitesat3Sfit
satisfied satisfiedIt sacSfi d dIt
t r rIt
It wasa was n warm warm night and Milton wishjSl wis wish J d ncere nccrelv ncerelv ncerely
lv that his dwelling we hag had been built like modern modernhouses 1nldernh rnydernhouses
houses h uscs whore one can throw the windowowitle windows tid id open openand openund openand
and admit every breath of air but had this been the thecase thea5c thecase
case case a5c this story might have ended in a vastly differ different differcut differcut ¬
cut manner for when he awoke in the morniilg
Sandy S lnd revealed a strange fact The Th dog Qg ws Vas wait waiting wAiting waiting ¬
ing ing outside of tho door oor when Milton appeared 8 l > etlrQd ready readyto
to start to Pcggottys hut with the eels eelsHello celstRello eelsHello
Hello said Milton Have you oubeCI1 been out allnight all allnight aUnight
night nightYos
ry Yes S indeed replied Sandy with a grin rinwhich rinwhichrevealed tvhich tvhichrevealed yhichTpfeal
revealed Tpfeal d his glittering white teeth I 1IS s put all allnight allnight allnight
night and I made a discovery I e caught ugItt tt Hhja fJh old oldwitch oldWilch oldttittsh
witch peeping 1 > 1 > > ing in at it your ur window about midnight midnightIn midnightShe IShe
She is U1 > to some ini mischief chief I um cortariu tort u uIn 1
In at iny nl window I exclaiaied cxclah > ted Milton in sur surprise surprisco surprise ¬
prise My b window is thirty thirt feet from tha tJa ground groundllow groundlHow groundHow
How couhj coultfshe coul + she peep e V iut lii4She Jnf JnfShe iutShe
She was W S riding a broomstick broom titk rppliod rp tied Sandy Sandyas
as I have often seenher seen her doing although olth ugb I have havenefrer havenever havenever
never seen her around the castle before 4 cannot cannotimaging cannotiIilogine cannotimagine
imaging what hut she wanted at that hour hour hut she flew flewaway HewnW8 llewaway
away nW8 with a diabolical grin of pleasure upon liar horface lsor1ce liarface
face 1ce which revealed the fact that sho also alsohadtpiade alsohadtpiadea had n do doa deil
a discovery which gratified her exceedingly cxceod l1gly l1glynvo
nvo Wo must mt t discover what it was said Milton MiltonI
I cannot imagine what she lle could couldhttt have satin
Beta SO I1 to in interest f fit fitthreat ¬ 4terest
terest her in my rooms I am sure but whatever wbQ ver it itwas itwns itwas
was wo wocan can only learn from the witch herSfclfv ho tt1f lf We Wewill Wewi11 Wewill
will go at once to her hut hutHe hutHe hutHe
He ran into the castle and got hU li basket of ofoclsautl ofecls ofeels
oclsautl eels anti with the smiling dog following hurriod hurriodaway ItJirriodtlway hu rried rriedaway
away to Peggottys P ggottys hovel 11 0 t1 where the witch was wasfound wnsfound wa s sfound
found smiling innilin a fact that surprised Milton Slit Shbwas Slitwas Sh Shwas
was in very r good junior humor and when he gitvQher gave her theeels the theeels theeels
eels sho asked him to enter her house whore wh ro he hefound h hfOUIld hafound
found tho dumbgirl d mbg rl spinning ate a 11 wheel wheelIn wltt6LIn 1 1In
In this oldfashioned occupittion she seamed seamedmore seotnodmorC Seemedmorn
morn more beautiful than ever and his hart went out oustto outto o t tto
to her h l Peggotty P ggotty said she sbewas was her daughter daug tcr butthat but butthat butthnt
that Milton found hard to bclievo belic but aashe a shewtta shewttaspeechless Sbe waa waaspeechless ti tispoechlo8S
speechless the truth could not be learned from Ir m her herThe herrhe herThe
The witch delighted at tho prospect of a meal mealbustled m mealbustled f1 f1bustled
bustled about her hut in hasty procuration for thu thufeast thuast thisfeast
feast ast and after p while > Milton asked her tbr to allowhim allow allovrhim allowhim
him to take the th dumb girl tirl for a walk in the forest foreatCho forestTho orait oraitTho
Tho witch reflected for n moment and than gave gavepermission kavel gavepormission
permission l pormission > ormissioll with a somewhat cloudy brew but Mel Milton Melton 1ijlton ¬
ton asked nsked110 ito 0 more They wandered far in the shady shadywoods shadywoods shadywoods
woods and he told her all about himself hitus 1f But alas alasehe alesshe l ls
she s c could tell him nothing in return returnThen returnTheil returnThen
Then he conceived conce conceivedthe od the notion of teaching he hef htrt11 h hthe
the t11 deaf f and j dumb J i alphabet ui iji t and > promptltiv promp it pro proCee proCeeed ead eadcd j jed
ed to t instruct her They Th Y spout the th whole day in wandaring wan wandering WAnderiuS ¬
daring and never thought of the time although the thewatchful thew1tchfuI thewatchful
watchful Sandy Snnd had long ago felt the pangs o of of1i11l of1i11lg htu htuger nuii nuiiger
ger g ger rbut but was too polite to mention the fact factOn betOn factOn
On their return tho old witch wi h appeared appenr d much relieved re relieved relieved ¬
lieved Milton asked permission to come comosgain again which whichPoggotty whiQhPoggotty tvvhiChPoggotty
Poggotty cheerfully granted and on the following followingwalked i followingday Uovingday
day ho waR there early in the morning 4g Again i l hewalked he hewdlkod
walked with Amine wjiich was the girls name nnI 1 bait bjitthis baitthis t tthis
this time they returned return d early for he e feared fe rEldto to otmi9 otmi9the offOIuthe a ertd ertdthe
the wioh Poggotty was as pleased lleae as n before Qe Qr < r and andasked nndaskedbicmany antiasked
asked askedbicmany lain many questions about the 1heij ancjqntcastle ancjqntcastleand Anc j entcastle entcastleand toastle toastleand
and its history historyondall and all these h8a h he insw answt steredreadily te a ilYp
The he Undoing of ofa a Witch the theRescue the theRosctte theSCtGe
Rescue SCtGe of 0 a Princess Y1nCCSS Y1nCCSSthe and andthe andthe
the Finding Findi In lsz g of o Riches Richeshoping Richest
1i1 hoping t to learn tarn her Mtr object Finally the asked 8 w kim
if ko cv ever r heard a strange old tale about a brkfe brkfewho brillSoho r rwlto
who hud died 011 01 her wedding day ds r rY
Yes Y replied Hcd Milton tel I read d H about it itonly itont itonly
only ont last winter I found a pfehttMttt in i r an sad sadchest wcbOlit Jd Jdchoet
chest that told it all allWhat aUWh allWhat
What Wh t clime Jee did you find tIt inquired the wifaih
her eyes 5 glowing with eagerness There must hare
been something ethinc ell elaelHilton ellMihon l lMilton
Hilton told Her ter about the clothes sad when whoashe whenSIlO whenshe
she again asked if nothing more was discovered di Mred in intile intiro
tile chest he finally remembered about the wroath wroathof
of flowers that th t lie had ad hung on life wall aDd which whichI which1WI whichalways
always 1WI 1i rttU remained I ined j perfectly r 1 fresh Her t fact changed chongadwanel changedmartelously i iuiartelously
uiartelously wanel usY and a look of intense relic relief l came over it
Oh I would like very much to see such a won ¬
der 1 site be cried Will il1 you bring it to me and 1st l letmb letmbinspect mb m
inspect in t it itCertainly itj itjCertainly I ICertainly
Certainly I will bring it tomorrow JRrrow repHa repHathe ropUsathe
the bojr ho boys Then T en ho said farewell and returned home
ill 1 U bet said Sandy us lIe trotted beside hisniaster his bismaster hisntster
master that thntthe the wreath is what hat she is after All Allthis AUthis Allthis
this politeness po1it l1 surely means means something 1 Watch her hercarefully hercttil heretirefuIly
carefully cttil ully and dont let her gain any advantage P 1 > >
She is is surely up to some mischief replied the
boy bo I can see that in her preen een eyes e e1J every time
Ileok at t her but I think you and I are 8 match matchi
for i r her Sandy S iildy
Sandy opened openec111is his jaws in n dogs pleased grin grinand grInand grilland
and hung out his long pink tongue in a way way that thatshowed thatshowed thatshowed
showed how he would like to take just one nip out outof outof outof
of the old hag He added addedI
I have been sneaking around her b r hut for hours hoursat hoursat
at night trying t ing to discover di5c v r something but she never nevertalks nevertalks nevertalks
talks even to her old cat She was so tickled to
hanr you say that you would bring br i her w r the wreath wreathof mathof
of flowers that she betrayed undue anxiety to se lllait lllaitYes aceitYes it itYes
Yes we will surely defeat her wicked purpose if ifvre ifwe ifwe
we can 8n only learn l rn what it is isThe isThe
1 1Th
The Th puzzlawas pu p uazlewas law8s too much foreither for either ther of them themand themand tlaentand
and they t wont t6 t bed without thinking of anything anythingthat anythingthat JJthingthAt
that Peggotty could do o with the wreath but all allnight allnight allnight
night Sandy slept with one eye e open and fixed on onthe ontho ontli
the tli window In the morning they hastened he ttin d te her hervrith heri herwith
with i th the flowers flowersThey flowersTllOY flowersThey
They found her with Amino outside of the hut hutwhere hutwh hutwhere
where wh < rc a big black pot full ofa of a strangesmalling strangesmallingmixture straugesmol1ingmixture strangesmellingmixture
mixture was standing over a small fire in the grass grassThis grMSThis grimesThis
This was some mysterious m Sterioue potion prepared for no nogood nogood nogood
good purpose thought the sagacious BIlo8c O18 s Sandy y so he hekept 1Mkopt hekept
kept to windward of its fumes and he cautioned cautionedHilton cautionedMilton cautionedtilton
Hilton to remember to keep his fingers constantly constantlycrossed eGnRaDt1ycroSMd constantlycrossed
crossed lest the witch put a spell spellupo1lhim upon him Hilton Miltonhanded Hiltonhanded Mi1Wohnlld
handed hnlld the fragrant wreath to Peggotty and 1Id then thenhe thenl1C thenhe
he noticed that Amino had a sornewo somewhat at similar similarwreath similarwrcAth sihIxrwreath
wreath upon her golden head This TI was so un uuusual 1IRusual unusual ¬
usual that he looked curiously curioual at her aad the thewitch thewitch thewitch
witch said hastily hastilyShe heti hetiShe hastilyShe
She feared that you would not bring the low flowers lowers lowers ¬
ers so I made a wreath for lair Is it not pretty pretlirr pretlirrThis prettyfThis f fThis
This uncalledfor explanation caused cau ecl Milton t tbe tbe to tobe <
be even more cautious eftutio lI1 for he was quite sure that thatAmine th1ttAmiuo thatAmine
Amine had expressed c no sifch desire at all and he hewas beWItS hewas
was aware w re that the witch never did anything Ulyt iDg to toplease tollcftJJe topleeee
please the girl girlYours girlYours girlYours
Yours is a beautiful wreath l said P Peggotly Peggotlyexamining Pf5 mOttJ mOttJexamining tty ttyexamining
examining it with great r at Apparent interest HI have Lhavenever hav8ncyer haveue
never ue er seen anything like it and what t a wonder it is isthat isthat isthat
that it remained rem aed so fresh and nd perfect perfectll all those thoseages t1wseages theseages
ages No such flowers exist t st nowadays now da35ln da35lnShe I IShe lShe
She was about to return it to Milton but a aif u uif aeif
if a sudden thought had occurred to her she added addedAmine addedAmine addedAmine
Amine has a wreath wre th upon upoiahcr > > ber head I You Youmust Youmust Youmust
must wear this th 61 I She motioned the girl to conw conwto e eolaeto JM JMto
to her b r and placing the wreath in 1her her hand h nd said saidCrown saidCrown saidCrown
Crown him with the th flower my ohild Ha Halovoc HtIIDVQI Helevee
levee you youThe ou ouTho 1 1The
The girl was about to place the wreath wreathipon wreathiponThitons upon1tiltons upon uponHiltons
Hiltons head and the th witch was ft trembling with witheagerness withe witheagerness
eagerness e rnC56 bending over them as Hilton ilton kneeled to toreceive 10receive toreceive
receive it when the boy glanced up and andcaught caught the theawful ih6rlul theawful
awful rlul gleam in Il the old hags eyes 1 A shiver ran ranthrough ranthrough ranthrough
through him and then seizing the wreath wro thlt lie threw threwit
it upon Peggoltys own head with a motionso sudden sud sudden suddell ¬
den that she could not evade it itWhen itYOO11 itWhen
When she sh felt the flowers about her brow she sheuttered s1ieuttered sheuttered
uttered a frightful yell eJl and tried tri d to tear r the wreath wreathiway wr68thoy wreathsway
sway oy but it t dung C1u like a coiled serpent to her head headIn hoadIn headin
In another moment while her herrel1 yells rang r Dg through the theforest theforest theforest
forest and alarmed its wild denizens she fell to tothe tothe tothe
the sward in convulsions oonulsi ns of rage r e and distress The Thespectacle The8pectaclo Thespectacle
spectacle was so awful that neither neit1l l Hilton iUon nor norAmine norAmine norAmine
Amine could move hand or foot but stood as if ifspellbound ifspellb ifspellbound
spellbound spellb < > uId staring at hor herI horleI
M w i iI
leI I am dying I she groaned finally finallylClt fine Its all allover allover allover
over The fatal flowers at last have done one ijpr pr me meAs meis meas
As thef th f have l ttVe for others otbersThen 1 1Then 1Then
Then this is what you designed dosi g gclaimed ned for br ma me1 I ex exclaimed X XclmaCKl ¬ I
claimed Mikou She groaned again againI
I sent it to your ancestress SOO years ace I acid aadit acidit ad adit
it killed her and thus it has returned return to me Yea 1
1 meant it for you Thus I would have hai w destroyed destroyedyou
you OU and regained my m poison wreath I am puni pun punished tnmislcl ¬
ished i lt + ed rightly ri rightlyShe bt1Y I IShs 1Slul
She soon SO D became bec me unable to move sad it was waaplain wasIMain waspwlatn
plain that the end was near Before she died she sheconfessed sheooui sheconfused
ooui confessed d that th t she iSh had stolen Amine Am 1le fro from King KtngChrohus KingChrO KingChronus
Chrohus ChrO 1U6 and asked Milton l iltou to take ke the t a PrinOO88batK Princess Princessbaek rinoese rinoeseback
back to her home She also revealed that there therewas thorewas therewas
was a heap he p of treasure in her cellar that she had hadgathered hadgatbered hadgathered
gathered during her long life and said that it was wastheirs wasthf wastheirs
theirs thf rs if they could drive the black cat away from fromit fromiL D Dit
it Then she shuddered and died and in a few fewminutes fowminutes Lowminutes
minutes there was nothing remaining rem remaiuin uiD of her but butaer butaerclothing he heclothing her herclothing
clothing for f r she had simply turned to duet duetBefore dtBefore distBefore
Before they tbe could think of what to do there theraWas ther8ag N Nwas
Was ag a dreadful outcry from the cellar It was wascaused wasc wascaused
caused c used by Sandy who wh was vase engaged in dismissing the thecat tMcat thecat
cat and so pleasant was the task he became so ab sbsorbed absorbed absorbed ¬
sorbed in it that th t he finished the t cat t bee W rtt rttcetetd fca fcaceased heceased > >
ceased Then they went down and carried eat ut tk tktreasure tAt tAttreuUie iketreasure <
treasure and took it to the castle castloIn castInIn castleIn
In a few days Milton Yilt ll had purchased pur l1 everything everythingthey everyt everythingthey jnr jnrth
th they needed lI e < d and the they went to King Ghronus How Howhe Ro Rohe forthe
he received his longlost daughter daugh you parhaps nuq nuqhava I Ihavo ihave
have read in the papers but you may never hiv httcheard hl1tbeard t theard
heard that he gave half hfc nil kingdom k JI as well at atAmine atAminf atAmine
Amine to Earl ChUteaden but such was the t e fsc fscand flCand faun faunand
and now there is no greater nobleman in all that thatCWDprin thae thatc9imtry
e c9imtry c9imtryPrinoipally QnJr
CWDprin QnJrPrincupftl1y Princupftl1y < iipally the t Q pedpls e admire hint because tH hi hiis beis Int Inis
is the th only man man in 111 all the t world who possesses po StSSes i italking Jtn1ki ig
talking tn1ki g dc dOlt and as there is a great story to to totold h htold x xtold <
told about n bout Sandv Sandy Ill stop right here and leave leavethe leR1Cthe leavethe
the rest for another time timeWALT i iWALT I IW

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