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LA" aaei r 6P0' a 4dl3
the sa s new
11tdi'e teeding six lin es
- akceramen'ding Candi.
bib akged as k8dveti-e.
byntail inust be paid to' in.
P11EN NDTHE ROBIN.
hoisnogwhad been. falling tebadily
- trnig.and the earth' was cover.
dto thd depth'of several inchis . I ate
ith r , au little Mary Wilson
, Th6ns and FAfktd,
i ar the grate in the pailor,
f__ttering noise against the
- I ook~ing ar6undtlicysaw a.
b i h liiins outspread, and his
.reast pessed agamst one of the pane&'
assat-whichlihe was now beginnift to
tpickvlth hip slender bill.
-0!i rbin, a 'robin red breast!' ek.
-bliinied Mary, clapping lier hands to
etler. And alL the children started-up
and n-toward the window.
AThee he'sgonel'said Mary, in a dia.
spointed voice asthe stopped suddenly.
'Let ls onthe windows,- and then: all
,oandsi' ietly down on the sof'as did
k'ren d the windowvs,
L ad "sa oWn upot"..the .sofa,
t om lad I suggested., in a lit.
.ieithe robIn camne back and lit upon
th 0 idw 'id. The children did -not
4tIr- no ke k oiso; and soon lie hopped
dlow do nid went'. anqd -hid
I~t er of' a roon, behind. a
It Ie window, brither,'shisper
ary to Edward; and Edward. went
othe Window, and shut It, down;
M- hiie retured to the -sofa, and
tiay and Tihothasreuidinbd very'
aIt iiniAot long beforo the warmth
rna de hilM feel 'better so he
e o w iidhfdiiig pince, and stood
pr about a; minute turning his head from
qe9idb6'tie.'other, and-appearing toex.
,,kmin& every object'in the room with his
'lttleudar ocpressivo - eyes. Stisfiaed at
if ' ree running hops, which
"kif Mi-l11to'the middle of the rooM,
o bIj enaie another pause, and 'took
pq9sur Fry said, In a gentle
- -14 asjdghanedi and fluttered
-Mhi dng place. But, as the
eliiri renintainedjverptill, it soon came
)dtende more'and hopped into the middle'
iLonMay - agnik said, 'Robin!
)2. Thi *ird sierted and stood tuwning his
~hia~ f~~one aide to the other, asbofore.
~~,un-back into, the corner
s~j~~~'resetlyit-begati picking up
o~m~f oake which the nurse let
.th~b~~ttiWos the floor." I cAnnot2
tel lioiihIldren were pleased
fr i'tk~restrained idieniselves,
umn im a low'ioipe, say.
~B4Aolo.-Dear little robin red.
1d9 pnu~drstarid that
to hm, for ho hopjied
ayay, and then stopped
6 r~ li e~asbeifore, from ide
'ei pv~ otgreat while before
~R~4Q1~4pppit himself to be taken up in
1I~E~ and,'ad let thenm smooth his soft
'A'la4 paitt6 uy caeas soon a
robin in?' aske ay
o6 iii~ tarnet eys into lher broth.
~ ~tiirned IMary, 'we won't shut
.o~r1~et~t~fed-breast u~p .in .a epgel
* I ~ a e' " ubi get would
a ~u~ia ~ ~ ' ldeof thg'flelds
and '" igt think oflautting
N e' Weowilfeed
him v Ft ilndowv and then
4~hIt ~as~ii .~ Tiny ground Is
fields; ;Ho wfil
''-i' will fee"fhim
Is' 1~tig us'end trus
t~d~r ~Pd: 41tu a deceive hsim.'
will neve see
AZ~~q1Itwe will. diut even
fF1 il~'~Ib ke 'hasden
.ttr il 'cg4
hbooke t 4 pJ) ti&t ui4q 'iet I
kwnjd i*6ddad e f
90a V; morro M .
Tho a ary'. ; abut it adw
sidl heR was syh adn't ept th*bt
asked he o atbaegt n W'lr
no hav banoteri wehance, soo e et o
nice a ory he ad . 014f - the iw,
uptil~llti t'i ahr a&'oead 1hen
Whein papa camethome, and .the ;cil.n
dren told him abothe robi d idl f(ht
he was vory glad-they-isdot d titiary
hadsu ested, id liet thairn kgo at lil
berty.that it would have heent all islife
a free bird in the woods arnd fields.
n,o, the net morning, all thie clods-had
disappeared fromn..the sky, and the sun
was again out brightly.: put it was very
told, and the snow lay ideep upon th
'Robin hasn't com yet,' aid Edward,
about ton o'cook.d He feltas if he would
like .tb have a bird in a c ge. '
. he obin sn't going to com' heturno d
'Wait awhile/ said &Iary, in her soft
and gentle way . Aa awhile. I don't
giRei up Robin yet. See!t added she, in a
quick'exultii voice, 'there he is-now! I
knly e vold come...
And as she spoke, robin lighted down
upon the window. aill, and ayith his red
bestouching the glass, picked for ad.
WVe need not say how quickly the win
dowv was thrownopen, with. jind and wel1
como eclamations. The birdidd 'not
aeem in iheleast afr'id, bt stopdd up on
Mary's ainil, and was lying, nean instant
after, pressed to her bosom.- ho!a
ran into the dining .oom for ,bme.crumbs,
while Edward stood admiripgly at~thelIt
tie creature that, lay so fulltof conadence
en his sister breast!'
'Shut dear, good robin up in acdge!'
said Mary, touching her lips to the bird.1
'No, no, indeed. They slall not put him
mn a cage4 crubsan
Thomas broughateome rumb a held
them in his hand to the bird. Robin was
hungry and peeked affay at them eager.
ly,-while the children locked on wvith de
light. Aner he had as-much as he wan.
ted, they .gve him some water, .into
wvhich he dipped his delicate bifl. 'Then
ie hopped about the room and seemed to
feel .quite at home. In about. an otiu
they opened the window oir him, but robin
found is quarters so comflitable that ihe
had no wish to leave.them. s Ho perched
himselfupo the back of0a -chair and
looked at the window, but made no attempt
to flyout; so they let him stay as long as
he pleased, which wras for several hour;
Then lhe peeked at the widow, ni Mary
opened it, when he flew ofas swiftly i
his wings cou d carry him.
Every day, so long as the snow reinain
ed upon the ground, the . bird cajne and
tapped on the window with him bill for ad
mission. There was always some one
ready to let' him' in, and give hirhe
crumbs of breathe sought. Soetimes
he would comq while the family were es
.ting their dinner or break fast, and then he
was sure to get upon .he table beside
Mary's plate, and pick zp the crumbs of
bread she gavo him.
When the earth became bare again, ro.
bin did net v'isit his frienids so ofhen; at last,
as the spring opened he ceased coming
One Bunny day, .laenin April, thwary
had thrown opein the window, and was
sitting near it, listening to the birds -that
were singing joy fully among thie tiees,
when all at once, a pair of robins comne
fluttering down and hit upon the window
sill. One of them she recognised in a
moment. It was her old friend!i From
the sill he flow to her hand, and then turn.
ed, and as plain as a bird could do it, in.
vited his companion to .follow him. But
*he-was'moretimid and scoemed to be un-i
easy. Robin stayed bum a few moments
with Mary, and then flew bpck to his mute
upon the windowveill. Here they dkl not
lUngej long, but .eoon spread their wings,
an d Mary sawv them no more.
When Mary told this pleasant incoident,
Edward end Thoreas wvere aurprised arnd
de ' hted beond measure.
'Ire brought his.mate to see us. 0, 1
wish I had been at hiome,' said Thomas.
'Robin is much happier than if ho were
shut up in .a cage,' remarked. Aary,. 'I
mmg sure we acted the more generous and
honprables g~~Ith hilm than-.we should
hive donel~e ehad abused~ the ejonfi.
donce"'heho aed in us and m~ade hin a
prisoner for life.'
'It would have been cruel, I acknowl.
dge,' said T~homan; 'and 1am very gida
i4 was po done,'
4ridan an);L'A addEwa,..
0 eWnJR x
gfti i hat bliylebeji) jd
l na~ Ibx J~pte~ms
br Lha r Cpy hr'16 r
'A COUN'rtYLA WYER 'ON HANd
FOR HIS CITYFRIEND. .
Fve-aad-twenty years agp, anthi
western regio.NwassprAely., e
enie ou bar-room wa ihe
*i6 bbisom afi Udfo ckiEthMI
j t g e v~p ~gennrally hea d
anp . drinkipg sabodes, there;dvs a cer;
tan set of good.,btored, fre-a"d-ediy
ivfdua1 w1hsbeeunioni itwo d'aa6fore:
gather'-nt tiinn'&o'fbid-.- . i-Ellicoit
villi, cqubty npus maniong ibiu
set w Cou psllor.. hose'ouughl
yet 'ready: wit h.Lad, spread. his fame
abroad irg lighdout all that reion'ked'.
r ngtli meiheir'I was &ritle
man twhir we'll allX .
Thete,, with others,. whiled away mrary
a.winter evening,,telliog stories,. tmoqid
the pipe, andl quffing mugs.of hotflip.-.
a 'fluid nov almost forgotten.
But time sopaieted this jolly cotnPany,
as itAsothersg and the subseqafont his.
tory of the Counsellors and'worthy Mr. -X,
wasas diverse as their foctunes, G.
plodded on with'his 'oapiases' and 'sash.
er-raro-ers' at ElligouvllleAX. in due
time Iwcame engaged in r'esposible duties
Legal .busnes,. at distant irmervals,
called the IPyer to Buffalo, and he was,
oa course, glad tosee. his ol) friend; bui
X---., engrossed In business, or for rn.
son of his own, had poi much timbio talk
over'old tinfes,' and without inteniding ii
probably, gave himi the cold shoulder.
The man oT law -noted this. indifforence,
-and posscssingu ivit what the other did
in rhino- -determined to ascertnip"*hetlh.
er X---really'meant to.'out hnt; o iobt.
Meeting iim, next- day Jin the street he
said:- m d fri howd'?
Woll, very vWelllfioi are-you$M
'I say, X, I've noticed several times
lately th at .yqu 've rpther avoided 4ae than
ofherwise, and I ajn't going to stand any
We use4 to be miglity gCood
friends up in Ellicottville, and I don'
know wvhy we shouldn't be here,'
c~hy, what- -.
Ohoit' no use talking; just gc
in he're, now and 'treat,' as you -used to.
'Why lIve just had my brepikfast, and
don't want anything; besides, I'm in a
hurry to get to my business; but I'll treal
you, if you want.
..Well, Jet's go in?'
[--And they antered a small 'one horse
grocery,' wfhere the 'cheap and nasty
was dealt out by the. small.--X---.
gave a nod to the 'mix"r' behind the .ba
a:nd said:- -
----/ uat give myfriend here some
beer and what crqckers and cheese he wants,
and charge to me.'_-Turning to G
ho remarked: 'You mus-t excuse, me,
atow; I've a great many things to,. and
cant. stay, any longer,'-afier which 'he
'Well, if that isn't cool,'; says G,
'then I'm no 2dge.' Having, dispassion
ately imblibed his beer, he stopped a min
ute or two to consider,.
'I say, bar-keeper.'
'Have you got plenty of craokors and
- 'Yes, sir!'
'H-owv much will the cheese scrigh?'
'A bout sixty poudids a piece.'
',.ixty, and no mistake!'
Well, just send over to the Farmecr's
Hotel :olere I stop ,four of those cheeses
and three barrels of crackers, anid charge
themnto Mr.. X.---will you?'-.-'you hear-d
him say J was to have wchat crackers an
cheese I wanted?'
'And send them dowvn soon, be.
.cause Il'expect my team 'Il be there in-a
little whiile, and I shall want 'em all ready.
Thefou chemes and She fhrei
barrels of crackers weore sent down, and ir
due course of.time Mr. X-.-, was pro.
sonted a bill! for the spime, which he paid
confessing at the same time that alhotgi
rather expensive the joke wvas neverthles
a good one. Hie never afterivards gave
the COo.I shouher to Counsellor G.
A ~Yankee's Peculiarities.-Winchiel, the
drollerist and humorist, attended a recent
Pilgrim's Festival at tieveland, Ohio. 'He
gve-the followlsi description of a Yan.
'A real live Yankee, just caught, will, bc
found, at deficient in the follown qujlibies
U. ying, self-relying alwy try.
in every thing -pryn. e Is a
love. - t, propriety, sobrioy notoriety,
r.nd ths tmperance society, li is a drag.
.n~gging, bra ging- stlrvirig,- diving
th~sioping, s 'apping jostling,4 , ith,
wrestling, musical,' quizca, astronleaic
poetical, phailoo lica, ,aid comical sort ol
character *eq ' naifstde~iny Is te
retttehtg o e
t'for - sicli e
Uao.tAm w an
pri t. -9 .
bJest stih.It u r lts4E ... o
keep its eys opn,'
th &y 02jhekj;61dill
that nechinW. abd $
kee, breadig i~ef. r s
jest keen enough to W h it
and- eeP die e'o o.craeok W '.r
Mlf-hcti''quic Qi,ihA 11
lookin' critter, ride a hejtrhf~
ofice, and enipl tse' *nye
One of old Nah"n e
tent, capable-o tunni'
$ ) ~ A
ohn any f r
the i of the fere
l-in o b eca h tessayo
for UeyWIL imd anabanc'to
Sty have0 occasiot tbotn o I'
$ to a
toll and pitchas much as d, ae
For food, they wil be to Snd
plenty of chickens in'the main hatch, espe
ciay P athe o6 pAn
Get.lemen of Ilow ded4qgigto se~
wvill rpdi~yqtf~agol hiyidd the
can put up -
Ladies who are -~dqhit1 when4
ea, peed neehej wat ,
work for p sailor will be Fit
spin thelh ayab?
if powsbidheave ,il
f"athyig, the nover
MR. CLAY ANI THE LAD!,
I was readirg :ini the NiwYork-iajfers
lastnight, the account of therecoptiontg
en to Mr. Clay in theceity..--f~qBhaI omne
whar the .editor sed-'Thousand~slaloe.
arrayed in smdles, whose sweetniess 1ul,
have attricted -angels' from thelrL I jirs
called oh Mr. Cla at the Governo'
and it is calculated that fullfuatienj
kissed or ushook hanrihiJJ M'dnuirgq
of two hours' .
'What!' se Mary, her eyes-shinin'.like
dImnonds--'Mr. Clay 'kised nine tiidupW
wimmi i two hour.!'-:
WTh, papr sA .a s IdA, i
better be at hoine kiusing hid oWhi wife.'
'Pahaw, Mary, sea I'that's nothing; he
jat done it to please'the ladiv hatlan ogj
pn thei O resp~ea"~t'oi.m .k -
*To peas-Xth9ad2iesideed!) Is *n
care,' ses she; 'I do believe in no ich
ryins on as kissing other people's iv
ifl iwas Mr. Clay, I'd lehm V what
I thought of such conductte - i t fll e
so e would' and her face usD h 6r
a r D r1 I
df0io Doctr, Cel k-iid-n o i
aails you, John":
"Troth, nat' waore t
"Are yo pa in."sea a%'' 'a a*
"The ho-se tm.' 11 Wn
slaip bany" anorto
nature poor craythaur, is. exhiugted inTIUI
"Not a petatee's worth.".
-"You might wring the she,
"Well you are in a bad -yy bw$ct
but if you'rrMe.ntwe on ik upy
"Arrab, doctor, honey: yel'.
thur gete me a new constt~i ilgtl
e.Iwould1l the old oine hal
You coul take it out y'oli know while'P h
tipsy with the Chloroformnl'"
'Why is'a young womai like a dud bil#'
IBecause she ought to be epttled oil 4a6 uopn
'as she comes to matwt.
die!of tJIbOlS 1le~ ~e he1a
y tisthtttor the fellow Wh% dek i
en fom whooptiggU
'There were twelve of us,'s4Ie~i
thi etherelevenhad itprteeU'~
nml enua -t P.anua4:
o pbt snine4 -re
re.. in-gmor me.anMaazac.hm: nIs
n d uredn'~
Y-ril A . ie0MA er
00 0 h q ONI
Dr.~ ila v i Ah.
as r ~ d t i iI
im or, s ol'rv
ing to a00n* ~~~~
too eavy, thatih
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