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33W OBLUAqI C mnwAT. 8171Z a M the deale her mind of many anlieties on her friend's aecount. While the answers to the letters written in dot so impulsive a manner are beingesPedted with eq some impatiene, a few words sbsld s said e ci on the history and circumetanoes of Margaret Lester, about whom a good dead is to be writtsl I In these page. ll A P1ranMSART. ed, Margeret's mother died when she was about abe fourteen years old, and her father, unwilling eda to take the direction of his daughter's edue- live ties, placed her at an eeallet boarding- bd aobeel, wheo eo exps-e wa spored to give him her every advantage, sad where, being perfet be ly happy, she remained ntil she was nine-m teeo. It was at this school that she formed the ifddship with Jessie Edgar which wa her afterward to be so grat anbeefit to her. Jee ale was the second daughter of a wealthy New a York family, and it was at bher borne that of Margaret peeso her first Christmas vacation, a g and all her seeosding holidays. we Jessie's gentle` yielding nature found great enjoyment in Margaret's boldness and self- Jim relanes, and Margaret, who began by protect- e lug and supportilng the other's timidity and fal bshynees, ended by heartily admiring and lov- of ing her sweet and unselfish room-mate. They aba became " inseparables," in sohool-girl phrase, cli and when sobhool-days were over, and Mr. Les- sic ter thought that the best completion to his daeghter's eduestion would be a little travel ing, Josuse's mother conseeated to her Wc- an compuayfug her dear friend. For two years by they vieited beautiful places together, and do felt their friendship drawn more closely, as their sympathies became enlarged. ha Bab this happy eiperienase came to a sudden and Ierrowfal end. Mr. Lester had a terrible we fll while they were ooming down a mountain, Mi and, after lingering a few weeks in extreme lei sdbring, died, leaving the two girls quite lo1 ldna In a f reigualsd. They had asad journey wi a hime; he had been the life and soul of their oa sexpeditio, and, having travelled a good deal before, had been able to be the pleesatest kind of a guide for them. It bad been harad to ba prevail on Margaret to leave the Swiss town m, where he lay burted in the little grave-yard; th bkt Jesie's love prevailed, and they came sahey back together to Mrs. Edgar's hospitable fir house. Once there, the kind friends would be notlet Margaret think of leavinl them, and all ahe had grown to consider the pleasant house ha almost as her own home. ha It was long before hbe recovered her high to spirits, but at twenty-three abe was induced to if ge into society with Jessie, who had waited re for her. She was, from every point of view, at a desirable matchb-young, rich, and fne-look- h lag ; gay and good-humored. Pleased with a herself and her surrounding, she thereaghly r, enjoyed her first season, and was unmistakbly a belle. The next year, however, was a dkap- p polatmemt ; themr wto a samenes in her life h sad musements theat beame irrittatingLl P Jessie was engaged to be married, and aI- b et feaod herself jealas of her friend's divided g eenulenee. But, though she said to Jessle r that she weald like to follow her example, " to be able to sympathize with lover's rhapsodies," like the princess in the ftlry-tale, she found fault with all her admirers; criticised them, 1 niok-named them, and discouraged theiratton tioes A soon as these became exltosive. A very gay summer at a fashionable watering place followed this wearisome winter, and Margaret entered upon her third season dis posed for anything but enjoyment. No one who saw baer in society would have guessed her real character. High-spirited, gay, liking to astonish and slightly shock her friends by her behavior, a little of what is termed "a trainer," there lay underneath this careless ex terior a depth of real sentiment that only one or two people whom she truly loved were aware of To be loved for herself, and to love, were her aspirations. First, she was perfectly aware of her own attraeetions, and believed she could have almost any man of her acquaintance, if sbe should choose to make berselt .bteeable to him; but she could not believe in any one's dieanterested attachmentto her. " They all know I am rich," she world say to Joele ; they would not takeem and pover ty. Now, I would be glad if I were poor, to marry a poor man ; then I oould believe in his love, and we could have some trials to bear together. Secondly, she earnestly wished to love ; but " this, with her, meant a great deal. She want ed to look up to some one, to honor and believe in him; she thougbt of this much more than of the sentiment; for she knew she should dad that with the rest. She wastired of taking th lead, and of bhaving her own way. How gladly would she submit herself to a noble gide! She imagineood herelflalmoet as a queen stepping down from her throne, resigaing aeeptre and authority, sad saylog, with Miss Prnoter, " Leve trem ; ad fetr ever he gives, and gives anl." " But these young men," bshe said to Jeesle, Sare so latenseMly matter-of-fet ! They would think my brain softeLng, if they knew what I wanted nd expected to find." At another time she said, ' If I could only find somothing a little diereont I I think I will go to Anstra la, marry a squatter, and se all the queer animale- My money would be worth while oat thera" It has been said that Margaret had a maiden unt living at Shellbeacb, her mother's only sister. Thisld Ipshe bhad seem but once sinoe her return from abroad, when Miss Spelman came to New York on purpose to take her niece home with her. Margaret, however, was not willing to leave the Edgarl, and so her nut returned to Shellbeuob, a little offended by her nieca'o preferring strangers to her own fesh and blood, but, on the whole, perhaps eyered that her quiet home was not to be in vaded by a person of se startling a character ab abe eomelved Margaret to be. A visit had beean agroed upos botween them: bht this bad been declined and deferred so many times that " the old lady, again offended, had given up it's proposing it. If it had not beeaqtor Mqrgaret's roeq oroelity about Jeisiee riMend:Dooto James, bear she certainly would net bahie temembeed her " duty to her mothe's only sister while it is with equally tr that, if it bhd not bhe. fer that "1 asolvenient relatise, she eeaud not fet a mso- if have emeutaied the idea of taking the said l t that is, the deotor) by storm in his des. wi etlt soy likelibood of betig eaptvated be. in tl self is this adventure, it msst be eeknowledg- 14 ed, abe had no theeghb. Her eartct7, her yea strongest weak po1at, was thoroughly et6Wd- ts It abset this doetor. That a man pwith a fin snd edaostioe, a profelon. ad enough moessy to sayli live respectably, (all whie iatformation she i si bad obtaioned from her Med,) should Isolate won himself lta stupid little se-ald town, boewus all s ho liked to de so and enJoyed it, was to her a "' mystery wbiokdemanded to be oleared up at M once. How she should like to astonish this form hermit ! How she would dress How she was would shook his ideas of propriety, if he had wee any I He would,'e surprised and overpowered, arr of course, and then-well, then she would beat " a graceful retreat, and come back to Jesie's Doe wedding in the best of spirits. ''I shall take Ceoile and the Marehloness and grit Jimmy, and you will sep that we shall have an " exclting time. I shall make myself so delight- Tpy, fal to dear Aunt Selina that she will not hear Ie i of my staying less than six months; and I II shall study housekeeping, economy and medi- onc clue, and experiment on Cecile when she is as a sick." ages " Why do you take the Marchioness 1" osol " How can you ask f I must have exercise; and who knows but I may make myself useful mac by visiting the distant patients when the than dootor's horse is tired " - takb " But why not take Lady Jane I She is much Si handsomer." iod "fShe is too fine for my purpose. I don't eno want to seem wealthy, you know; and the to Marchioness goes mousing alpng, her head her level with her tall, in true Morgan style, and looks anything bat extravagant. Then Jimmy Spg will keep us awake, and bark at Aunt Belina'es cn cats when other excitement falls." bon " How do you know she has cats 1" 6 "Of course she has cats! Half a dozen, I so have no doubt. Who ever beard of an ancient u maiden living alone without cats How I wish he the answers would come!" in 1 They did come, in due time; Miss Spelman's par first, cordially welcoming her niece to Shell- for I beach for any length of time, or for good and pre I all. Margaret felt rather ashamed, as she saw me how her aunt had fallen into the trap, and bac how completely her own good faith had been 1 taken for granted. Shementally resolvedthat, col if it depended on her, Miss Spelman should not thr d repent her generosity; she would make herself thi as delightful as she could, cheerfully give up - her own convenienene, if necessary, and make ple b up for her long neglect of so disinterested a 7 relation. lis y This letter arrived on the third day of ex- we P pectation; the doctor's, not until a fall week pr fe had elapied. "A doctor's time is not his own, on and the number of invali#s at Shellbeach has been greaterhban usual." It would be well to b 'd give the letter in fall, at least so much of it as mi le relates to Margaret and her proposition. to "If it were the first of April," wrote the tr ," doctor, " I should find no dimoolty in compre td bending your letter; as it is not. I am tuelied to believe that I am being 'sold;' but Ido not ea m, believe practical jokes are in your line. and M a- eou write apparently in good earnest. There A fore, if your original friend seriously recom mends snobh n experiment as this, I can bet PN ig- acquiesce, of course. Miss 8pelms also in- to ad forms me that her niece * is coming ;' so I feel is- that any opinion I may express on the subject is superlonus. However, it seems to me that d ne there bshould be an equality of position in this th ad matter, and I will say that I agree to Miss to Leg ste'e terms, provided she agrees to mine. I have but one condition, and it is her own; to by that at the end of the time she appoints q. "a she will, simultaneously with me, that is, . at a given hour, write me ' a true statement of how she stands affected toward me'- P1 ne which means, of course, tell me honestly if she s. wre loves me. I have a right to say that I think u re this plan doubtful to its purpose, its practioa bility and its probable results." Not a word more was given to the subject; rn the letter spoke briefly of Philip, of Jessie, and e terminated. to Margaret of course saw this letter in the su same forcible way that she saw the other Jessie thought she would be offended, and so she was, but that did not have the result Jes- 1 sy sie secretly hoped for. rr "He is not well-bred, and evidently thinks a great deal of himself. How I shall enjoy hisnubbing him !" ear "You are going I" " I should think so! Do you suppose I ,hall but disappoint Aunt Selina for such rudeness as thist But I will have no more second-hand dealings." And so saying, she seized pen and d paper, and wrote as follows: "Dr. Jame--I accept your oondition. Six lsng mootbs from next Monday, which will'be July low 18th, at eleven o'clock in the evening, we will hble write our letters. eea, MA uArI Lxaas." Jessie was not allowed to see this note, which was at once dispatohed to 8helhlbeash. " An4d now," Margaret said, " comes the fun an of arrangements. We will go up stairs and ae, consult about my olotbes, and all that I shall sad take with me." hat CHAPTErR iII. Aher 8rAssOans vORn sItLLUD3Acn. bing Dr. James's letter had been received onToes stra- day; the followinog Monday, at about three neer o'clock, on a bleak and gray January afternoon, rhile Margaret, accompanied by her maid and terrier dog, arrived at the little way-station of Shell iden beach, and ascertaining that Miss Spelman's only carriage had not arrived, walked intothe little sinoe waiting-room and to the air-tight store which man was, however, barely warm. Her teeth ohat her tered, sad she stamped her, feet and robbed was her hands; the French maid followed, bearlng her bag and shawls, shivering and easting forlorn oded glances around her. The little dog alone own seemed ain good spirits, and ran about, inquir haps lug into everything, and snufottled suspiciously I n- at a man who sat wrapped in a shawl, reading icter a book, and at two small boys, who were par had taking of frost which they scraped of the had windows. "Wei, wa' ola ti a o s s a "e l n it's cold," sald uarge s iki at . I rc.e s "but I' , ,a ,.or a a bear.' .A "0 mademoislelle i1i terrble," said OC ele, '1 with a sort of liptlebriek. i " It is a forlorn plas, eerta~l t my e am if my proviseons rte O ed arsare ? said, talsag the r. The 1. Mesr ths Jam window beesoe deeply i s. Pauid s in their esaetisfastry rple . oal O seed eotel How I aM *batIba ye8 wat it, do yoal We, taikt,'se mid aft I to the little dog, who had junmepd n her, and while he devoored ht he lt. saylngrseeetively, "Little pig l. jl I i starvation, and it weres my i b, hoe il would est it. How do I lookl e sn ebt all eovered with eindenrs. you "YTee, mnademoelele; you look 'likb fright. and Margaret smiled, and returned to the plat- to a foram, Where ihe made inquiries of men who expi was looking belplessly at her trankaow ther she were to be got to Mis Spe~lmis. - avting awn arranged that matter, she asked: aPPs " Can't I have that buggy to drive up In pall Does it belong to the man inlside there ' speal " It belongs to him," said the driver, with a hea grin, and Margaret trned away ildespair. " The train was early," said a toy handing, ay, "and perhpsi the young lady's team wlt be along soon. st Margaret, who had her purse in her band, at saya once presented the boy with twenty-five cents. as an acknowledgment for the ray of encour- timn agpment he had volunteered. He bete it phil osophically, and she returned to the room. "Cecile, it's only two miles to Mis 8pel. man's; suppose we we walk; it will be warmer than waiting here. Give me the bag, wnd yel take the shawls, and we will inquire ho way." sa She accompanied these words with ab k of indignation at the aman who wse fqr netesta enough to have a boggy at his command ; but to her great surprisse he rose, and, aprrohing her, said: "The train was early, and I expdgted UMinam Spelsban's carry-all; but it is evidently not wo ooming, and you must manage, tGith my buggy.' t " You are Dr. James?" said Margaret, with an inquisitive look. . " You are right; and yeo are il Lster,/ o be replied. ' I am sorry you have bad to wait in the cold ; but when I saw you bad a com- for panion, I thought it would be wlier to wait for for the carryall. Miss Bpelman said she should probably send; but asked me, at any rate, to meet you. I will drive you home and come back for your maid." " But it is so cold here, and Cecile feels the cold more than I. Could we not Posslbly go 001 three in a boggy ? Would it be tab much for se the horse?" oh The doctor smiled for the first tiae; he was h pleased by her thought for her maid. r wi " You and I are good-sized peopl4ibut she is small. I think Rosanna ean stand ,the ml weight; but it will not do to start cold. I be propose we go over to the store ana thor oughly warmed. T " Oh delightful," cried Margaret, "the t D thought of being warm again is almoet too tb " muoh for me.' of The doetei led the way aoreos the railromd " track to a kind of variety store, where there he was certainly no reason to complain of the PC Scold. The sir was stifling, sad conveyed to o0 SMargaret's sense of smell impressions of f' Sseep, molasses, peppermint drope, brown pep a per, and onions, at one breath; but she was - too grateful to be warm even to make a face, t which under other circumstonces she would dr a doubtless have done. Seated in chairs before a the energetic little stove, she and Cecile 7 toasted hands and feet while the doctor went h' for the horse. When he returned they were a quite ready tastart, and the bag being stowed c' *away A% the box, they Iunt on all their wrap- hi pings, by the doctor'es advice, and packed them ie selves into the buggy. Jimmy curled himself nk uder his mistress' feet, the buffalo robe was well tucked In, and the sturdy-looking nware n t. started with her load with a willingness which c showed she too was glad to have her face to ward home. It was cold enough in spite of I their comfortable start, and, to make matters n er worse, Margaret's veil blew away; but she 1 would not have alluded to it for the world. ' s- The doctor seemed absorbed in his driving, and Cecile occupied with her aching toes; and al ks lowing it to escape seemed to her so femiline oy and weak-minded a proceeding that she bore the cutting wind in silence rather than expose her carelessness. Her gratitude to the doctor I all for rescuing her from her uncomfortable sitaa as tion, and the genial feelings produced by her I md warming at the stove, now gave way to reflec _d tions on this man's previous behavior, as he sat wrapped in his shawl, in the cold little I Six waiting-room. What a hard-hearted, out- i Srageons monster he must be ! Why did he not vill speak at once, and be sympathetic and hind I1 , Of course he was studying her, and no doubt eriticising her, as that unfavorable moment. It c chcafed her to think to what an inspection sbhe been exposed, and bow utterly she had been at an a disadvantoge. At last she broke te h slenoce nl by saying abruptly: "Does not extreme huanger add to one's oa pacity for being cold " She inteoded toombarrese him by reminding him of his profession, batsbhe was disappointed; es- for bhe answered at one, with a slight move rsee ment of his mouth, not however a smile: mon, "Extreme hunger? Yes; especially such as rio the poor feel, who may have tasted nothingfor 11ll1 two or three days, nor meat for uas many an's months. How long is it since you break ittle fasted t' iclh " At eight," she replied shortly. bat- The doctor, rememberisg with a little com bed punotion that he had both breakfasted and rig ldiased, hastened to say : lor. "That is a long time for a person sooeutomed lone to regular meals. I am quite sure you will finod nir- a better reception in the matter of dinner than osly you experienced at the station." ling " I do not understand why my east did not par- send for me." the " Nor I; shabe smid to me, ' I bl seI d the carryall, if posslble; but you will eo s me Sria heb r home.' o, "Ts., t ypeak-,i . nSa day oruwe bat sheo w able h l Wtteisospin mea" Ti there woas lleoses dbe mrer, 11 D. Jamei drew up bin house biean a twello'lip floutrishing bedrge, nd. guttd go e small brown gate, Std erate# thlg ,and eahln up the nest ra bab. Tohs. afternoon had Comeo t ' thug :w ybrsely four d'eooke ai were iro dhy ede. esto Polelted the wrapplags on steps, U hastilj, " Good-by, Mie Lesterw shall call to as bon as postble," and wars i hbintp and driing quioklyawa before she had d to utter a word. SBh bhid stood for a expoeting the door to be thrown open at abe even wondersi that her san was awaiting her on the threshed ;but as no ed appeare, she gave the b sth rather decided pall. Instantly the door was opened by the mor eaote of. :'in a white apron, ýiy o hlrl beamed guests while she took the beet Margaret walked at once to- ever ,le, ho sb6hbne out of an way o ndoelima, yds; wheIiidndle of theroom he S a little lidy, wli' and embraced her, " saying io an agitated 4Jee: "sWelcome my d iect niece, a thousand and timel') for " Thank oo, aunt; I am almost perished I thir ue* pleasant the lAre lookql her rim Spelman wps tremblig in every limb, brim at Msraret'n d ed tones, quite fregfrom rkl tionpeat lp a b mpose e dl orer ha an ea ebar he d t e .died to o, Coeile, who stood hbeitatle $&aL ve, "You broeght your maid, 7 not, dead lot Margaret That is good; glet. makhe you mal more at home. Ana1j Iops yeon will make Miss Lqster's maid gauite name, my deard d o t yes Ceohii. woman disappeored, she eon tlsd ytoo bhI ea rs pectable adi atendant, my duear; when I beadi Fremi , I feared she might be very 'a flippant, and get reastlesm in uar quiet little, Ma hoousehold." .'. r Bhe gently helped Mar asidebe By thinge; then, as she b the oom- an fortable chair and belpn ifeet hbr the grateful ame,. the b tin ooe more placed her hand oa her shaoulder and kissed co her forehea d. "For all the world like your paqr Iftner," the she said softly. A Margaret was silent, she continued: "Bct I mort tell you why I dld not ye send for you. I beg your pardon, my dear th child, for such apparent neglet. The fact is, I e have a new man, aond dare not trust him alone the with the horses, and I have a cold and was he e afraid to go out this raw day. If it had been saw Smilder, nothting should have kept me at home; Ja I hbut as I had asked our good doctor to meet Ih h you, I knew you would really be provided for. Then, I thought it would seem so oneoarteous po Sto let him give bhi valuable time to going to hi o the station fr you, and then disappotint him en of the pleasure of bringing you homes. Yoo d see, I did not look for your maid. 0 dearI at , how very rude yto must think me." And the Ia 1e poor lady stopped short, quite appalled at her w 0 own conduct, the impropriety of which for the as f first time impressed her. No matter now, oaunt, I'm safely here." S" And thankful I am to have you, dear ; but m to think that I should have allowed you to it g drive home alone with a strange young man!' bi re "I was not alone with him." hi le "But I did not know that; and, 0 dear me! st It how did you all get here?" 01o re " Why, sandwiched, three in the baggy, of n d course; Cecile in the middle; it was the tl pd hhortest way. He wanted to bring first me -. and then Cecile, but I would not let him ltf However, don't worry about it now, aunty. I I as would like to go to my room, I think, and "re make myself presentable; I am covered with t oh cinders." S " Certainly. You will find a fire there, and, I of I hope, everything you want. If not, you r ire most let me know." So saying, Mises pelman he led the way up stairs to a good-sized room, I id. where a little wood Bfire wasn boroning and can od dles were lighted The trunks were already i al.- there, and Cecile was unpiking and laying f ne out what her mistress would want. t re " We have tea, generally, at asi; but I have - me ordered it to-day at five, for I know you need tor both dinner and tea. Cecilia will find me o. down stairs if you want any thing." With her these words, Miss Spelman withdrew and ec- closed the door. he "I have arrived at that period of btarva tie tion," remarked Margaret, " when I am re aet- aigned to swait indealitely for my food, pro not rided it comre at last" At that moment a dln knock announced wAn, who brought in a abt nwaiter with cop and eancer ad tea-things. SIt " Mist 8pelman thought a cup of tes would be she warming." at Very soon Margaret waes sitting in her wrap nee per and slipper,, In a little rooking chair, sip ping her hot tea, while Ceolie brushed and ar oc- ranged her hair. She began to feel fatigoed; but that was rather a delightful senuation, tig now that she had nothing to do but reet and Led; be comfortable. Before fre, she went down to ive- the parlor, where her aunt once more received her with a little speecb, and theo esme the as looked-for tea-dinner. It appeared that Miss 8for pelman knew bhat wan good as well as Mrs. any Edgar, and Margaret, a shb surveyed the well ,ak- spread table, the spotless linen, the shining glass and silver, the temptingly brown chicken before her, the spongy biscuit and delicate om- cake, wan glad to find that, at least, she would and not stuarve. " I begin to feel a sea-ailr appetite already," med she exclaimed; " and O anty ! how good fnd everything tasten." ihan Yisu Selina wau pleased, for she was a hoe pltable hostess; and *hen she and Margaret not were established before the fire, curtains drawn, and the lamp shining brightly, there the was a motoual good feeling between them, i *whiheb, from that time, nothing die*orbed. Margaret, as she lAaed back In her e l a holding a little i areen before hb'- fbs, - soW time to her aunt m=c, aloe ] - dashe stdi b'i h considerable olioesi. Q0 wa sand so nast and trim -e t- her ade Margaret think a. fairy was phit GB gh , wore a r l ht on ris Mr. f t ae, ad over, .Margaret whel his sitely: ,ling with him, she wa.t Bioe, ea I t o go sad sit withevery day, my dear. Ha has ws dgetting well, and was able to Ne od, Iegot her to comeften ovr to Sealingke me and my s; hre I thouright ion mus be dll for helr, wuith herat r aying way so mhi, she was i.k, and I e o I every day to see about her, and he got into the and way of dropping in as if he belonged here, and he has kept it up ever since." " What sort of a girl was the istar r, "Ohi she was a charming creature-pretty tI and'ploturesqne; young, too, and very clever for her age; and the doctor thought every thing of her, though he ded-to find fault with her and try to iasptve her, and was ays se brilfng some her~book for Lutertte e, orN 'abking we to tell heo this, or. min hbe of dr that, atit not e10 'er forget t % other, till I useed to thnk the poor obll4w havrbeen mob vexed with both him aied tibutahe iseti to j laugh and sabke heri; y earls, and tai make the bet ofit all tbl e ,l, Mergari, sa I7 aaa . fe ,I htoo y, my dear," she 1tapol 'Don't zmention your' money, please," cried Margaret. "Dear Aunty, I cap't manage what I've gt now; why should I want ary more! By all means make the pretty Lucy an heiress, and let her come and lfve here, near her brother." Miss Spelman shook hethesd, and Margaret contintad: "But where does Lu ve, and where does the family come from ori nally 1" "They have had a country-seat in Maine ftr jyears, and are very nicoe people, I would think; the doctor, at least, is a perfect gentleman. te has been in tha r, was wounded two or three times, and whsi it was all over, came here because the old doctor was about to move away. They knew wkh other, end so Dr. James just quletlyhe the other's plae, and has a great deal more th*,db.li t er sa.laa ." "Bat why does he choose to livet 1161le place like this I Jemsie'told wue somithing of his benevolence; but that doesn't seem reason enough to keep him here." I "That is the only reason, I am sure-that, and attachment to the place and popple. He does an immense amount of good, my dear; why, he attends all the poor people, for miles around, for nothing t" " But then what does be live on n" "Certainly not on his fees. He has a little Smoney of his own-enough for such a place as thie-and that leaves him free, as he mays, to have no hard money feelings between him mad his patients. The consequence Ia, he is wor t shiped by thepoor and, in fact, by almost every one both here and at Sealing; they give him f no peace, and he has to work like a horse all e the time." e " I hope he enjoys it." "He says he does; but I think the life is too I hard for him." d "And does he intend to live here indefini h tely f" " He never alludes to living anywhere else; I, but I hope be may marry some day, and then, a no doubt, he would go where his wife wished." I "Don't you think his wishes ought to be o, heres " - " Certainly, my dear Margaret, I think so; ly but then I believe I'm old fashioned." Miss ig Spelman was pleased, that was evident; and then she said she knew her niece was a one re musician, but she was perhaps "too tired to Id touch the instrument I" te Margaret smiled, and though she was tired tb certainly, and sleepy besides, she went with a d very good grace to " the instrument," which she found to e found to an old piano, excellent in its a- day, but now out of tune and jingling; the e- keys were yellow, and one pedal was broken, o- but no speck of dust was to be seen inside or a out, or on ay thing else in Miess Selina'e a house. Margaret, without thinking much . about it, played some very modern music, such be as she genersally played in the evenings at Mrs. Edgar'--deep and difficult music, playing IP- well mad carefully, without notes-till she p began to realize how poelible aeny execution ar- would be on much a piano. When she paused, d; Mia Spelman said rather plaintively: , " That is very fue, my dear; but my taste is ud not up to the present astanded. And-do you to play from note, dear Margaret!" red On receiving an affrmative reply, she went Ihe into an adjoining closet, and brought out one ee or two old masie booke, marked on the covers, Ire. " m and 8. Spelman," and with Margaret and ll. Selin alternately written on the music within. ug Margaret had never seen such a collection of ten curious, old, simple music. She smiled as she ate played, to see her annt's hands beating lime, old fe, varyoing from a smile of conent to t look of sadness and regret. As she at last closed , the piano, shae aid : "I will play these pieces over when I am by Smyself, and then I shall do them more justiace when I play them for you again. Forgive my Then came cake, fruit and wine, at nline ret o'clock, and then Margaret was glad to say ns "good night," and go to her pleanemus room, er whlere she found, to her great satifection, hat mbe was soothed to mleep by the breaking of the em waves on Shelibeash. - edTo eo sontnnued.) 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