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;twO3LKEAW. bENDAT. axI'rziiiIIt a 31-,. l=asped over the heart. and the rail down. Lily advanced to meet it, r.aying, with girlish sym pathy in tone and look : "?our little pet grew sick, and we brought Sherlintotheshagae. l)'inot Ie frightened," . s a 'Jy of alars c tlne from the overburdened _ lb rt, "she is I,'tter." The figure followed her quickly to the spot where l ugh .eill hold the chhld it, Iis armns at sound of t:ae footsteps she sprang front, them, enger, gl.d, a.xiotie! Tlhe veal was flang .back, and kises sh .owered to silence upon the -olden head. Then the face upraised itself to I lugb, standing q ite overlpow ered by the pic tare, and lookilag daown upon it as from a very mllsty height it deed There was no need for t words it thie sight of that faca,. it spoke with .smb reality of expression the feeling of the t Owoer's heart. Ilndeed, it most beconfutscd, as I this is a true histiary, there lurked in the secret a i oul of the big man a desire that, just then, tno Stalking shonid take place, inasmuco as looking on was so exceedingly pleasing. No, my acute young reader, II ugh was not a " lady's wma ;" b on the contrary, society had long ago voted a him a "bear." But let us return to the face ; let us take it it: it *iom Hugh's point of view. Owning but little 1 of bloom, and marked by an expre-ston of veroy Sdeep trouble, yet fair beyoud words. A lily of ;-a face, Its heart open, and nothing but white h' mese there, it seemed, as li he looked, that its "a purity bloomed from her inmlnt being. Now, in lien of speech, she raised tier eyes to his; .hoeest eyes of pure gray, iu whose serene idepths the eou l of at woman as..laid awaiting its o` work, and he nmt the g!ance with onet of rever- e - once. "Thank you!' hesaidsimpnlly Iletldaugl those griy ey e lsvangly on tl.uchiiil for ail ex planatton. to "It was a pleaenre," l.a answered auite it' a simply,and thie in.ilnct of the genii i ts,, as t aerting itself, fa!toled t.. r and orei.etad t he 'tate for her wit ontt Itrtihr coalvers"atioll, 3ud l bowed likm: li.. vairiest bi:tle beforeo his queena tiii she ps.sedl ,tr. "At lest!' e:,id Lth:, n ilinig to herself. arnd Swatcing witig h W chool gIirit astt:enates ; "i agh 11 never atse:d thatr, wa, t LL o bello of belles in tit vs.ooeiety." II al i. Mai They went into the house together, into a tl plssat ruom, where .at a drooping figture of a pli ady prematurely oal, the drooping, not alone an of body, but of hatart, of mind. The hands tt were clasped in idleness, buit niot in rest, for they ab Oletohed eachl other ilpatiently, and with a ala Krore that was toil in tself. The head was Li bowed sadly, as if to be in keeping with the en falling of the eyelids over the evidently useless jeee. The sunlight fall softly on this figure a - through the misty medium of lace curtains, and pri lowers bloomed everya here in the room, filling Lei It with fragrance. Birds sang there too; a leading desk, on whichl lay works of good authors, awaited some willing occupant to give for voice to the thoughts they held, and a piano mi and harp stood invitingly ready for skillful min Angers to awaken their notes. This was Lily i Thornberg's mother in her own room. With all md it held of beauty and light, supreme desolation t alone rose before you if you stood osi the in thbrehold looking at that listless and sorrowing pi igure. At sound of H[ugh's footstepssheronsed rea hlraelf, smiled, and put out her hand. oot "Ah! I am glad you are nome, Iinghl, mny flt dear," she said, "I have good news for ~ou. bet "Perhaps, I know it, tmother," miother, he ant anlwered in a cheery tone, al wase nsuso0 for heran benefit; "does it reler to your advertisement mea for a cohipation "t 's "Yes, out of fifty applicants, I htsve s elcted " aeL" ".O manuna!" -ia d! Lily, " I hr; it is the young lady in black cul:edl ,rna!" "So you have been irytg tbout, curtiuti lit wle school-girl And you, lingh I' "' Have bcea helpitg iher, I lear, mother. i, 1 too, Tisah it may he tie 3young lady called It na." It in quite a coin:idunee, that every Ito time this apparla tily easily tttered wuord c: nle to his lips some obstruction of sepech instantly .y 5t. dlicnt "Why you are both alike foirtunatsa! This dlv assumes the air of a fairy tale you no sooner all wish than your wish is gracnt, d 1' onra Hugh moved towards the nearest window o and began taking a very careful survey of the one weather. No one interrcpted him; he was real -quite free as Lily rattled on: fell "O mamma, I've a favor to beg! I'm ashamed feet of myselt labmt Atlantic City now " cti "A very good beginning, mny dear; quite a less passport to soccess. What made you ashamed?" jut" SA sight I saw out there," and the pretty our -aoee was suffsed and the lips stopped smiling wit] :to tremble. "Mamma, I was tired of the iMrs world I said, because we were going to our nt own oottage upon the free, fresh mountain, and dep Just then God showed me a dear little child fining and dying for country air, and blind y emides. On mamma, it shamed me! And how I have tormented yon, too, about thi!"' he a The mother seated in the darkness drew her very olose to her. dp c hNo, my child,"she said tenderly, "but I do dral not want you to go to those strange places taill tho yen are older. I want my little girl to be a Hop little girl as long as possible, that as all. Now, let your favor, dear t" -I want to bring the little girl with us, to try if it will restore her, for site is Lena'es is- wht "Poor thing !" Mrs Thornberg mused; "that pan, was what ailied her. I never heard so sorrow- an fel a voice. Hulgh !" He started slightly. fella " Well, mother a "What impreesion did this young lady make ne 7you" If Haoving for the last half hour been vanity ain striving to analyze the " Imnpression " himself, for a this unoonscious questiont was a bobashell B t thrown with alarming effect. inde "Really, mother," he blurted out, with was .strange timidity for so big a nlan, " It is not best, seasy to form a'n lapitnon of-" "That's true." cbe Iroke ini, entirely nnon- eoer, soions still, "of one you have seen so little. Well, after awhile tell nie if she does not strae her You as : prolilo aso , .inauetd bLy some very deep lingl sorrnw .'" "I w ill wit , t-t oti t r a " Woeatt prrpt:ec. uhat ta la'n..i' t know;" t.t God mercaitlly bites taotti nis the fuil nicatin A of our own dih-aagis. And naeratftlly he trail Il]es them ta t ,s., ittahont givini is a fante t 'knowledge of whatt we iaigaztf 'ira'ad calnd grieau-t over, thongh, whte I Stcnai uta Lnuet ia , c. 'e g bear it brcavely, aual liald a clewvi tim ht endu. rance. " Anld IoIgh." siaid Lily, whtiptittp g i his l ear, ha:f raguishly, htlit I c.itui ly. " 'a-ftr awhile tell it i.e a : i.nch t"oiu !aiove iar I" VI'tiWc' a, itota' 1' aa'idl Mta "os r 1 borb g. H tgii il, i tit at war t ~l ain rt r. "' Natltig.ht: l motther; -e ta a litti. gati.; intever titd her "e O"O. nita.' stat |,ly. a ni t, :.1,ota t ly; "' not t lut thing, rattL n tt ; It', t iO etoatt ttnon ' whact dow sUv('er." "Not if yot 're tnvittit, tim atiatt. this t young lady; lHuga, a. h-eartle, at," and will tak'- an care of tas iuotlacr. Atnd our fivor, dear, S Sb granute,. or a III The reo ,lt of nol of which wars that they still went to Cra-a~oli, accomplauled lay t:,e untal wrii a-moulitt of hbaggsa.,, aind amPiat ai very nattIasltt waII amoun! of gKlnercl rejoicing. l'uo cltds nlc:i- " tirely dal..celrettI froaiu the blild c.lild'- brow-, clat but the " b.ir " watching perceive a tthat not' " I even tlhe (:ltnarllls at t tLu spot, nor yet it'h net- t.rly pected d-.ilt of hIavaug her sister a ith b. r. ,oci won Lenua t. ty grueater demonstration tf jy is ci than a sewie t Iille oceaiionally breakihlg overa r, the serenity ot har plale face, or a very failt ata I and low atil tindir a'rntch of song for itte thi i ohild when she t',aonght ntite else listened lh Weatchiiig further he saw that the purity of ribly her conteausuce, aid the nbilhty of her brow, ta l were but the impress of the soel within; that, Irl upheld by tle lofty virtue of that enul, a wo- unorr Ege, man's heart struggled bravely with some deep and uncommon sorrow; that self had no life in ,a. it, but it compelled life to stay forsome greater ob ject. It-was with a feeling akin to awe be Lily approached this watch, and one chiefly made yin- up of worahip that he received these imprese sinal into his mind. Therefore he stood at a Rbt listance, not daring, for the very depth of this a a worship, to venture too near. But from the nod distance he sent out all of protectlon and ten derness and anxious jealousy about what con pot cerned her happiness, or even her comfort, that r. good and tborooughly honest heart could on, send. Such is the character of love's awaken. Ifg lng in the heart of true manhood; such the the dawn of that light which can come but once to into the good man's life, but which does not ,i fade even in death. ~ry For her, she walked through life, wearing f,, the charmed veil of sorrow, which shuts us in ith from the clear view of cuter objects so that bhe they affect nous but little. To care for the i,, plisnures of the blind lady in the most perfect ret and symipathetic way; to awaken in the soul no of the loving and honest but rather trilling n. Lily an instinct for higher aims; to fill the edark life of the little child with light created by her love, were all she seemed striving to ed accomplish. Either from this, or because it was so unobtrusively offered, chiefly revealing irt: self in little things, she never recognized in le IIgh's conduct the homage it held. In her ri eyesi he was the kindest of friends, but as of Lily's assertion that he was "good to every e body" was no exaggeration, she included her ts self as one of the many called "everybody." , ir, I manner always bore for her such deep and gennuiie resil:ect that it covered the hidden mo- 1 tive of his kinidncas, which she therefore a. ti cepted freely and with such gratitude as it de r- served. , Though at a fashio~nable watering-place, they lived very ,i1ietly, occupying their own cot tgeo and using tbeir o conuvyance fordrives I and excursions, of which they had abunidatnce, but never taking pirt in any of the public or i S .tueeral testivlties of the llace Of course in I ' thids they were an exception, and, as all excep- i tlone uiisi., had the ins and outs of their me- t sives and doil.ga very extensively carol fir by 1 irs. Grundy and her innumerable tongues. a Ii veory t .,igue had a dilterohut expllanation, and the only oue uirciuista'iie in which they nonl inlously agreed was in their lieiig all-wrong. f Mrs. 'Tournherg silmply spent the eunitier il t the country for the country s ",made" by ii S" God," and having tried Iastoral life as exm t a plitied to the city health-seeker at farmhous.s, e and found it "wanting"-most especially iii e the comforts currently believed to be inisear- ii Y able from litf on a farm-adopted the rather h daflicult. expedient of livinig as here described. t1 a Lily was not allowed to go to hops," dramatic entertainmonts," or picnics; neither did she &I e perambulate the "wooden walks " in the eve ' ning, escorted by some strange dandy, whose principal qualifilations for society lay in his boots and cane; nor yet take long rides with ao people of the same ilk, returning therefrom w after midnight; nor yet rush to " the train" b Sfor purposesonly known to the unfathomable mind of a "girl" on watering-place delights m intent. So in the eyes of society Lily was a martyr, and would never be married unless, rc indeed, she had the courage to elope. Well, this "martyr" owned not an ungratified wish pi in the way of viewing beautiful scenery, ex ploring lovely places, hearing fine musio, or ru reading the best literature. hirs. Thoruberg's cottage, too. was a hospitable resort for all the es finect minds that came to see the far-famed beauties of " the Mountain," and many a pleas- w ant nineoury they carried to distant sanctuns andi eludios, and libraries, of the deiicio..s t meetings there, where wit and intellect held in supreme sway, but where fashion entered not. to I have said that to society's discriminating to powers hllgh was a "bear.' Did you ever nu- th tice the "ladly's man" at homei Because if in you did you would recogniz. in I ugh Maucdou ald his complete opposite. Too' much wranped np iin care tH r the Ilghtest wish of her he callted n Illother to let any other care prceede it; too in tint on preservitg fresh and innoncent the girl- at hood of his adopled sister to allow tl:is motive any place bht secoud to that; ready to do either it every service; never h:avinlg ' plans" to con- St liet with their ; a tine " knight" in chivairic divot ion to the two amongst women who, of in all others, ought to own the privilege. This, of course, occupied the thoughts and the time tb given by the modern "lady's mean"to every ha one amongst women but those to whom it is really due. Where society tiuds him a " fine lo fellow." or "an equisite creature," or a " per- wi feet gentluman,', home finds him a selfsh, ex he acting brute, which dresses itself up in fault less costume, and goes out to be transformed into an idol But Hugh is now the object of our attention. Ite was once a poor little boy, mt with slender prospects in life. Ithappened that wa Mrs 'hornberg's ou'y son, bathing in the river P° not far from where be lived, got beyond his P depth, and would have drowned, but that Hugh plunged in and brought him to the shore. For this she adopted and educated anim, treat- an ing him in all respects like the son whose life he saved. This sun, whom she idolized, grew aft up extravagant and dissipated, causing tier in desctibable allliction. She paid his debts sev oral times, crippling herself to such a degree, thi though he, means were large, that. ii. fell to we Hnugi's lot to save her from becoming c,rn pletely penniless, by money advanced in timely asume, and earned by him in the practice of his pro'essiou-medicine. Finally, this souit, in hie whom good qualities exted, biut who was car- of rind away by that whirlwind of ruin. bad com- tir pany, was overcUme by shame and remorse on thi an occasion when his mother had released hitm thl from overpower:ng debt. " Hugh, dear old nui fellow," said he, "I'll go away. I I become tra anything worth hearing of, yoi'l all hear from ant me; if not, good-b3e forever." So he went. ' If weii.iitg could bring on blinduese, it cer- a' tainly foruied the cause of Mrs. ''hornberg's, nor for ste wept incessantly after his departure. Sit Be that as It msay, she lost her eight, and then fat indeed Hugh became the light of her life. It ch' was devotion vnprermn and undivided lthat he coL bestowed upon her, and but for It her a ll c,.ion spe would have been intolerable. Naturally of an an energetic and busy turn of mind, the inaction hat consequent upon it would have deprived her of ap her reason. But he managed to till the ouwil lingly idle life by giving up his own to It, antril ile saved her. " 'I.' iv trutv the life of niy very life," said 'i shle to Liut, ni,.e itry. " lHI in eer)ythiilg to ue ' S'Nt. be!'" v.a the eco II. the voite.uiltit its itvcr I th i it,h, o! cililld s to that tnr. r11l- ave urnd all tihei eitf l i.Uti by tho limuenec of sighit. .' N.,; ,u1t, ut t t kni, ', -my dear, that I hatve ter " 1) .ul L? q a ired L. ls, aily. AL." wie ii .. hriter r,.ly, it-terly' givtun, that diar!, tlo tltt,, wvu Il-v' iv lit |ltIvill'' me down life burdet .. I tbitgh, a. I kt.'.i icr, i r ii hliii ril , that. itIO gr,.t 'ithtl lide so bitti- as tot tll'nte, : it: l ti t. foIr hlul t iCit Oer to leave lif,, drei antid liv', o t !:itipe,nwas a i. otr'i t tueipeiitiii. io t.it Alt! I haive li 'id to thuik $uhe h)t itie lh.pi.n secr lil. c iig ti tn tr.,uI tht li ter moe it iiitg vtl life, altl for Ilavilg Ino the l atouittiu'y of ltht vii still ftase I kisel, with noinark t ptiini or wrinkle of iun i::lu d o it to chuoiauge it frou ' Tli want I loved ,' " Yio dio not think the lovo could have chlangili!'" Ir.ike from the heart of the girl. . " did not thent," she Ppoko even more hit terly thai lefore. " Now I think any caeeuge possible in that hlich is of this life. T'hegra . is chirngiless*, anid over it we miay weep and " ,ray, :ld tl In is peace! Over livtng treachery lent anlil Iugratiltdo we can but carseand rage, and i thua is-h. 1' " ' i The isititiIIlr, the voice, the gesture were ter- " ribhly vebement, and the involuntary raising of vokl the sightless eyes added to their tragedy. The her girl was overpowtred into silence for a few pie unlre its. Then saiil she, hue leep "Nay, over Ingratitude and treachery, prayer re In s more needed, and so more powerful than ater over a grave, and curses and rage but increase be their ting, as thorn. might chafe a gaping ade wound." re- "lHave you yet experienced treachery and at a ingratitude 1" The tone was a challenge, "If this not, then you are not qalifled to say trui." the "God knows I have.' en- "And you, so young' Have you prayed over ion- it " hat " If I had not," and the heart of the speaker old was evidently in her voice, "I would have en- taken my own life to avoid its pain." the " But abh" this passionately, "yon were not nee a mother, and youear own child did not desert not you. You cannot guess the depth of my sor row." lug "No, but the farther beyond human under in standing, the more surely does it belong to Gat God to fathom it, and prayer brings it to his the feet." was the powerful answer, quietly given. Dot Then the sightless eyes wept, and a tremb ul ling hand wandered to the mother's breast, and ug taking therefrom a locket, handed it to Lena. he "Lok," she said in a choking voice; " that ed is my boy." to 8be opened it. Light, lovely light leaped it over the white calm of her face-her eyes ag smiled, her cheeks blushed softly, her lips in opened to utter some sweet word. She was er transformed. The word remained nunttered, as but the picture was silently pressed to her 'y lips. r- What do you think of it '' asked the un r." conscious witness of this strange conduct. ad "lie is not unworthy," and the tone was tri o- umph and certainty, none of the habitual sad hm- ness in the voiui, none of the tremor. - " You would not think so," was the sorrow ful answer, " from the beautiful and noble face sy and head." t. L:ina opened it again softly, with a hush on c her face. ", Noble and beautiful " etrely; the featores i) chiselled p,rfeetly as a *c::sllpto.x' dreaml the n black eyes rlucltlig, the muonrh f, ll and cclis P- itely shaped, the brow iopen and massive, - the whtim muiost beautifally framed in curling 'y black bea'd and :air. lndted, it was inmore like s. an ideal face., and b:cad than the pi:ture of a d iving one. - " l.ut," went on the notrher, lspeaking wist i. fuilly, "iall tie :,,bhiliy .au beauty yot see II there was in his nalt oe too, and all destroyed by i)y the one ,characterimec 41 yiulling too easily I to the ii fliernces arointda hiom. s, o" Sn natures, you nrust remnember," an- t is awered the girl, speaking in a low and brood- I r- ing tone, like one justr. awakening from esme I -r happy dream, 'are capable of yielding to in i. iluenae for good as well as evil." S " Yes, yes," and the listener sighed: "my e " Max's poor life was a mistake." " " Max." It was a cry of joyous recognition. e " Yes, my dear. Yon seem to like the naime." e a " I do," and the heart of a blunsh unfolded it t b self on her cheek, which the " b"ar," entering a with " Pettie" in his armns, saw and stood spell. bound. D " Why did you stop Vf" cried the child; " tell t s me what you see." o a "I see, I see," said IHugh abstractedly, "a a rose of a very rare kind, Pettie." a " Tell me about it; is it the glad kind that v a people who can see csll red 1' "Yes, the glad kind decidedly, Pettie. A mi- t r racle has been worked." h s "Bring it to me, let me feel it," she cried t D eagerly. t 1 "N,. I will bring you to it. I could not, if I a would, remove it." a There w:a adoratio,n in his eves, as he placed t the tiny creature ou Leta's knee, who, not siee ig it, b,,iran to caress the golden head offored L to her. But the qi',ei car of the mother de tected it, it: the wordus j set uttered, in the voice h that uttere! tLi iu , (io:e said to horself sull- si f ing. " It is well, n ld she is worthy of im,." it SWhere is tihe rose f' demnanded Pettiu. t "On--ou our se'ter's check ; isn't that good newt'' Uw' Toe little hand p steed itself over the face a. Sabove it h " Oh, her chek is warm !" ocried the child; it feels liket r, s.s ,,ught i:o. soft-soft and warnm." h She seng the latter wrds to herself. So theo the mulotber listening eagerly, said inwardly, h " And she bas r-ead his voice as I have, and this rose they s,eak of is a blush, so he will be happy." But Hnigh, warc'tin:g, saw a certain far-off b look in the Caes h" ad-red, and know the rose w was not blooming from him. Then he thought be he knew " how much he loved her." id IV. hi " Do you thiink any one ever, ever could see ft mosnteo asid Pattle to fHigh some days after- o wards, as they sat in the pretty vine-covered porch of tile cottage at twilight, while Lens at played inside. m "Never!" be replied, in a hushed way. i, " I'm so sorry, I love it better than anything, or and when I wait for God to send me the light, se I always hope for it to be the next thing I see after Lena's face. Did no ene ever see it " t ' No one." th " 0 now I know!" after a minute of puzzled P thonghbt; "it most be the soul of the light, and mi we'll see it in heaven." " Exq-lisite thought I" he cried. "lesn ! listen!" co T.uey listened, the golden head nestling on on his shoulder, as he loved it to do. 'The fingers m, of the player trembled at first, softly toucbing nroken chords, and little rippling interludes, sa that lost themselves in deep low notes, like etl the eoho of some reqniem. But, after a few toe minutes of this kindi of playing, she seemed di, transformed. She ruled the instrument like an tri autocrat, compelling it to do her bidding, and h, it walled, it stroggled like a human heart in ha sg.niy, it spoke all the grandeur of supreme si, sourrow, it laid softly down to die in one exqui- thi site quivering throb ,of sweittest treble, fainter, bo fainter, guml-I Then a burst, a very thunder- jei chorus ot triumph victory, bliss, that no words tb could ever have embodied. The listeners sat thi spell-bound when it had coaeed, gave it the very for sol of genuine aiplause-silence. When this had had its sway 1HuKb arose and went in, a ti spell upon him. i " What is it, Miss Payne1" he said breath- no lessly. for ""The name of it." was the answer, " is hr 'Life andl Death;' lifi, tfe wail and the strg nr gli ; death, the vtmi otiry.'" - " A td L ,. : tr ." ':i- dl t ie ch ild :" "mi na d e hO . it sil Iuere.:lf. 1 ho,,,. ii went to l;eaveni, so I'll sc it. therei n-'t " tinch, dl-r," ,i;.,l Lena, quli.-:ly. tel M' ,s I askl," he wvent on, "It that is your 1ainal t of e110, or ath)lter Vour )pe. ona, l nw "lifare I ca'me here, yem,." if " A ld sincei ?" 't, g,.rly. its 1' .it bor liitti " 5.ii ru ite'5, it i --l, c. " " Aild walr:tt I all.'t "All S:lio wat to, t tk.: the ci ', l froi, - his arnl , in ,rder ti pit l'-r i ii,, :d. Iuc ismt' i 1,i held hers tightly aurou:lnl hieiineck, kiasiled ht, cried vi to hbiu, "1 ovm ..'.,i so! I'll i, i you in my . dreaunst,aii ri an:g'la will s-e yu. iiood dot Eiilit.ni \Wit the ,itchoes of tllhe two voices in his n iril, hle sat dlown, a.dl Lily, coming in nec:,n i. sci,ius went to the plantlo anld sung in low, ten- get der tolc, orf ' T"he dw ranu sile.nt and in plaes lowly. he t ots rimtli aie u k wrouihte o". Itlutal'llrlm u efi . hen. r I n, to s b.ar- of dl olitds tiurueite It thon. "O al, : . that ,iclit. dneth God's wiork. hmtddes n IIy 1hII iDe lot i1 earths protUd walks Work on. Wt L.,dt wrill ium'k ,'l tlme f Ily that le-ov-ligh0t lilddre. or, TLhy acts will shine as genis in fademees dave." the " Lill!" This from the darkness and the si- his lense bro " Ciraciuns! how you frightened mNa." " Where did youn get that, ? ' " Fromn Lena, from whomo," and the girlish km voice dropped softly, as if wishing to resr in her heart, " I have got more of what tikes peo- lii pie to heaven, than I ever did from anyy other r S human being. Yon've been good to me, dear agil tyer old Hugh, but yon don't understand a girl, and ban she does, theres the differeneo. Why I was a taue miserable little fool, and she has taught me to iug prepare myself to be a woman. I'm sore I never thought of being a woman at all before, and but only of being a fool.' "If "And the song f' " Is her own, music and words. She does these things as easily as I'd crooheot-all I'm ver good for, by the way." "Poetess and musician." he said gently, ker morn to himself than to her ve "Ye-s, and unrecognized!" said Lily indig nantly; " and those two little verses tell bean not tifully the story of her present beautiful life. ert Oh HItgh I' the tone was almost musical in its or- joy, "there's a ghost, or-Max!" Hle turned. In the doorway stood a figure or- both loved, the figure of the prodigal son, to handsomely dressed, manly, erect with the con hes eciousness of truth, altogether transformed an. since last they saw it. There was some rushing ib- and kissing, and then: ad " O MaxI how did it come about 1" sa. "An angel crossed my path, little sister. such ,at an angel as every good woman can be, and such a one as I hope you'll prove yet, to some one ed worthier of it than I." res " Bat tell the story." pe " Let me go to my mother first: let me bring an her to listen. No," as they stood up to accom td, pany him, " I must be with her awhile alone." er "But Lena." whispered Lily. when he had gone, " tell me now how much doyou love her, n- llugh t' "I cannot, dear." That was all. And it was ri- the echo of the inmost voice of his heart. Ah ! d- he had yet to learn hor much he loved her. v. v- After a while, a long while, they name down ce together, the mother, all bitterness gone from her heart, and the happy, new found son load in ing her tenderly. And this was the story : Briefly, I have loved a good woman sine I ies lefti. .u. rn outc:t, cuand a pendthrift. A:i my te re incr:. all my penitent retsolvct, all the sg. :.errgy3 of lvy Imanhood w~Inl, halve go:ne f,.r e, nottlhg. iii ttiedflicult task of my retormation, ig but ,er the stay oft her beautiful intluence. 1 to went to her faitrlr's tiouee to ,rek employment. a She a sch:,l.-girl then like Li:l there, was sit ting with h;me in his library when I was shown t in. I must have lio.,kel preatty frlrtn, fir I :e r,,simember my principal sensation as I passed id nor w ith a bow wa-i, that such a glance of pity y as one, uight berstow on a beggar camte to ume froil teee inucicent calmn of her eyes. lter father ,- was rather stern than otherwise, qatettort ed me 1- pretty closely, wanted reference. Spoiled and I a lonely as I was, I grew stung to the quick. - ' fry me, sir,' s aid I; ' give me an honest employment, no matter how humble; let my y conduct answer for reference. I can abide by the thast.' " lie reflected; she glided to him,. whispered softly in his ear; I could hear the gentle words, thonugh they were not meant for mine. "'Try him, papa; I am sure he is nnforta- f l- nate.' "He ' tried' me. I was not found wanting, 1 but 1 may thank her as myr good angel. I was U often tempted, often ready to yield to old a a habrits, but when I remembered that this must separate me fromn her pure and lovely presence, ! t which grew to be heaven for me. I resisted, and then, through the privilege of being admitted - to it, I learned from her lips, from her life, from P her every act, the might of prayer and the I I truth of religion's power. So I grew to love P the ground she walked on; to shape my life so I as to be worthy of hers, and all you see me, h and more that Iratei which you cannot see, arc I the result of her example and her teaching." c " Oh, Max!" in a breathless whisper trom I Lily, "I am so glad! Where is she ?" - e shook Li, head, the young, handsome ft Sbhead, with its glory of shining black waves, and ft said nothing for a moment. rhen, with a fall ing of t:he vscie and a tremor of the lips, an w s~eered : w "Dear, I cannot toll, and siumple as are thlee s wo:rds, thery are a tragedy to me. I may never s' S.:e her again, and ny life is a blank without I her." b Hugh, sitting in the quiet lamplight, his to heart full, said earnestly: "No wonder, Max; God help you, old fel!low!" I" So!" ejaculated Max '" you know." Yes, how well he knew! '" But, Max, what happened !" said Ll:y. "One of the saddest things I ever knew. Her fathter was not a wealthy man, but able to keep hil family in se:uetthing more than comfoert. He was cashor in nue of thle prominent banks, and he employed me as his private secretary. Stie idolized this father, indeed, suemeel to live for him alone. lunsglne the terrible trial that be fell that heart, so tender of the failings of others, that I have known it to shed tears over the woes of some poor little street Arab. He1E was found murdered in his bed one morning, and the next day five thousand dollars were missing from thesafe in the bank. On inquiring into his affairs, it was discovered that he was on the verge of bankruptcy. This ciroimstance set gossipping tongues to work, and he was accused of embezzling the money, and commit ting suicide to escape detection. It was one of those cases where either theory could be sup ported by circumstantial evidence, and a dead man cannot defend himself, so the hitherto spotless character went down into the blood stained grave blackened. Poor Madeline." He could not go on, and the listeners could not say one word. After some time he turned to his mother. " It is not easy to tell the rest. mother," he said, as if she of all the world would nuder stand. " All the steadfast truth of her charac ter came forth then and asserted itself. She P. did not act Ieke a slight and tender girl, but a tried and wonderful woman. She maintained hor father's innocenoe; strove in every way to have it proved; failed. Then, that oue cloud N, should be removed, she had everything sold. their handsome house, their furniture, their books, their musical instrumeuonts, even her own jewels and other ornaments of value. Weth in the proceeds she paid all her father's debts, and then was penniless ! The day after all this I found a note awaiting me, when I called at the poor refuge where she had lodged during the ' tuie of trouble, an old servant's house. It said: ad, "' Good bye, dear Max. I usAtearn a living p now, and I could never do it here. Forgive ime U for leaving without seeing you once more, but . brave though I seero, I could not hrave the in- t terview. You know, dCar, I could never bring Cov to, you a blacakened name, and so, for our lost whi happinees, God's will be done.' can 'I'naet was all ;" the miun's "oict broke ut- eroe terly, and thle ,man's heart asserted itself in C t;urs; " she was gone, no one l::kew where." the There was eilen.e then, isomething akin to the nes awed enud sorr',;vlil • Ilecce we feel in presence ,f the dead. Its iuslh was broken by tie pat,,er of little bare ft.eet alonig tle lill, and robted ccn yoc its sift, white night etrcss, little ihands ot- Seri br tca:ed, hlcltv face shluigv, I',ttio stood iv " biy God": exclai]ec I Mbx, in a voice alto- SA g-ther ieetrscrinl, t "Oh, Max Oa, Miax! I didu't dream yosr voice then; its youii." .1 he held her close, close, Hlugh knew, k:new all; the othere won dered, b:IL he turned and went out into the En night. lIo could not stay and see the rest. for Out there in thric sadow of night upon the, m.ii ltain, with Gcts sky above his he:ad, the Ex geentle and brave aind noble heart bared i:self ciefcre the creator of all love. In that nelrinct or he kne wr cotlpletely, lIotly, how mnuch he loved hIer- For, by a strange dispensation of that T -Providence which compelr our designs to les lish entls, he knew that be could make her happy. Arc Whatever there migLht have been of temptation best or of struggling, (God alone saw; he rose with hls the calm muajesty of meanhood's resolve upon tbe his row, a:,o turned to go back to his adopted tew brother. li-it oell rl, ay lie c tloe to where a tign-re k;nr t, ri.lcrltec I- hveart uway; a tigure he Ft knew,, a fi:,re dlear beyocnd words. ' L.ea," ecow the naie canme qelite readily to bis Ils, "'' are eoue thet so wretched 1" Sbhe raised her head, stood up quivering wikh agitatrion from head to foot, could not answer, r.at d He thought of the heroic soul of the woma a thus overcome, and did homage to it. H o thought of the tender heart, and resolved t I heal it. lie bought of his own love, and saic ", her happiness tirst.' "L'ua," tie said. in the quiet, loving tone c a father to a child, "sour name is not Payni is and Max Thoruberg is your lover !" a See looked out of the serene gray eyes wit perfect ti uit, which shook his soul, but he wea on. "" You do not marry him because your loft heart repels the idea of associating diagrac w- ittih.an honorable man's naute. 0G to you ,. lover, my beloved. I can clear your father' a name, and I will, for •lore you" He b wed ov her hand a moment, the sopreme moment whe e he gave bet up, kissed it with more of homag , than tenderness, rdliuqnished it gently. Then she said, her woman's sonul in her eyes d "O royal heart l what can I give no in rs g turn T' "Free acceptance of that which I offer. Thi will be honor in itself." They said no more. He led her to Max; b heard their wondering and tender utterance c each other's names, and then he left them. One of the "dailies" contained the next weel the following paragraph, set in the midst o accounts of dresses, belles, " hops," etc., by a lively "oorrespondent:" " A curious romance has just found an enm here lately. Your readers will doubtles re member the murder of Mr. Brentford, cashier o the - Bank in P- , about a year ago. Hi was found dead in his bed, pierced by a bullet but whether murder or suicide had taken plae was never determined. The unfortunate gen tlemau was suspected of making way with tive thonsand dollars, which was mudsing from th. bank at the same time, though there was nt positive proof. It has come to light, through the agency of Dr. 1H. MaDouna:d, of your city, that Ite was the victim.of utirdr and theft. L'ht, doctar, who is very charltable, has been spending some of his leisure honts 'going abhout doing good' amongst the poor of this neighbor. hood. In his rounds he met, with adytugulan, who had 'fallen b" the wayside,' and had biru brought to at house and car.d for. Partly in delirious ravings, and partly iin a confessi,on made during a lucid interval, the man revealed that he was both uoard.P.rcr and thief, and Mr. Brentford guiltless. 1tumor says tha;t under this lies a deoptr romance, Miss Madeline Brentford, his d iughter, being a beauntiful and highly educated young lady, but further depop neut. saith not." "Deponent" knew no further. But Max Thlornberg knew that his adopted brother had sacrificed the earnings of a lifetime in order to obtain theconfession, which nothing but money would wring from the rascal. IIugh had been told just enough by him, before he understood Lena's history, to make him certain the in formation lay within his grasp, offering for a large son, to give the rest. The villain knew he would die and had no terror of the law. He merely wanted to leave the bribe to his wife and family, who were in want, and had no part in his crimes. 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