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A MAIDEN FAIR.
I »Y CHARLES G1MIO.V. CHAPTER VII 'MKHMAin AHOY!" Donkey engines rattling bales of goods from quays aboard ships, or vice ivrm; bar rels, boxes, hampers, all flying in the air and alighting safely in their places amidst a Babel of tongues and a great smell of tar. That was the port of Leith. The bantam-like Mermaid nestled at its moorings, but panting and puffing as proud ly as its neighbors, trying to make itself ap pear as big as possible, and continually as serting its claim to equal consideration with any of the huge rivals which lay to right and left of it. The bantam was noted amongst the people of the port for its neat ness and sea-worthiness, and for the push ing character of its commander. Goods put on board the Mermaid were considered as safe as if they had been placed in.the hands of the persons to whom they were consign ed. Thus the credit of Duncan Murray stood high, ami lie valued it more than his life—truly more than his life, for it was no mere phrase witli him, it was a fact. He valued that credit more than his life, more even than his daughter's life, and that meant everything human lie cared about; it ine'uded the Mermaid. It had come to be a saying, "as safe as thong i it was with Duncan Murray," and that was as much to him as if lie had been made |/ord lwgh Ad miral of the Fleet. The fact was remarkable that in the whole course of his trading he had never lost the smallest package intrusted to his care ; and as years went on the pride of this fact grew in its proportions in his breast un til it seemed as if one failure would ihave killed him. Annie, with hers lilor'shat a ' kd pea-jacket on, stood on the hurricane deekoverlooking the bustle oil hoard and on tiie quays. Her father was moving about everywhere; now se >Id lig, now encan; aging, now lending a hand to move some pile. At length everything was on hoard, and '■".ily two people were waiting to complete the equipnv'iir of the Mermaid t or her trip. "Where is Mr. Ross?" asked Annie, after long consideration with he,-self. "He'll join us on the road; he asked me to let him go out last night and I said, if he wou'd meet us in time. Nae fear o' him." She had no need to ask where was Mr. Cargill, for a cab drove a'ong the wharves as far as it could, and that gentleman ap pelm d in a faultlessly fash'enable vulgar check tweed tourist sait. He had only a small hand-bag to carry, for his portman teau had been nut on hoard the previous night. His figure was grotesque; imagine a stout man six feet in lui;ht, with heavy jaws and sleepy eyes, dressed like a lad of fifteen! This was Mr. C r i l. who had an unbound ed faith in the elegance of his figure and the skill of his tailor. Annie laughed at the sight of him, and the captain felt dispose l to hid him "put some ciaes on" as quick as lie could. But recognising in all this tiie height of aristo cratic fashion, he held his tongue and mar velled. Captain Duncan would have been a great toady if opportunity had offered; for lie hail a vast reverence for the "nobeeli ty," and deep respect for anything which even remotely represented it. So, with all his absurd airs, "Jeems" Cargill impressed the old man as being something out of the common—just as p »or old Bell Cargill was impressed, and consequently permitted her money to flow at his command. He saluted his hosts, but they were t»»q. Tiiiuffi occupied fo givehim particular atten tion, and lie had grace enough to rec »gnize that fact. He amdiel himself to the ar rangement of his berth, fitting up in it all the newest contrivances f »r s curing com fort at sea. Having d ine this he went on deck. The boat was just casting off. He looked around; Captain Dune in was doing every thing and Boh Ross was not there! "Are you going to do withon your pilot?" lie said to tli ■ skipp t as lie approached him. "1 hae nae time to sp xik to o n body the lioo," was tli » sham ivspo :s % as Captain Duncan hurried to his p ,st on the luirrivane deck. Cargill quietly followed him. because Annie was there. "We shall have a pleasant day," lie said, with as much warmth as if ,h *re had been something very pariicii'ur in the remark. it looks pleasant cnouuli at present," she answered, smiling at the weather pro phet; "but it is a west wind, and those clouds yonder may bring us such rain as will spoil tiie nicest clothes." He observed the smile and was uncon scious of the playful allusion to his gor geous raiment. "All, you are weatlu r-wise. Miss Murray, and I ought not to have dared to say a word on the subject. 1 ought to have asked you to te'.l me how it was to b;*. But we may be happy in tiie most unpleasant weather when we are with those we like b.'st in the world. "What is the day to be, father?" she said, turning her head away impervious to this very broad compliment. "You'll na be fa died wi' heavy seas, ony way," answered the c ipta»n, busy minding his own business and unconscious of what was going on. Cargill did feel that slight movement of her head ami inattention to his words; for like all small natures lie was content so long as attention was paid to him, but spiteful always, and wrathful sometimes, when he was treated with the slightest neglect. "However, she will come round," was his thought, and the opportunity to Dring her round was his now. Tiie father was in his favor, and that bugbear. Bob Ross, was not on hoard. He congratulated himself most cordially on that circumstance. He did not care by what lucky accident it had been brought about. There was the fact, and that was enough for him. It was something more than that the absence of Ross left him free to woo Annie; there had been cer tain wild thoughts in his head which made him specially glad that the man was away. Tiien he had a particular piece of gratifi cation. Annie went down to the deck and he accompanied her. They walked up and down, and she listened to his empty chatter about the grand sights and grand people of London and Paris. He tried to make her understand what delights lay before the wo man who should be taken to these places by a man who loved lier and "knew his way about. She said little in reply, but site listened, and he felt assured that lie was making rapid progress in lier good graces. She halt ed occasionally and looked out to sea or to wards the shore scanning the waters witli eager eyes; he did not observe their expres sion, and did not guess what she was look ing for. And at such times she would say "yes" or "no" "that's fine," in a low voice which filled him with the joy of triumph. But in the midst of ins triumph, tiie Mer maid suddenly slackened speed, and then the engine sti pped altogether. Annie stood still, looking across the water at a smack which was sailing towards them. "Is there anything the matter?'' inquired Cargill in surprise. "Oh, no, nothing the matter; only there's Mr. Ross coming." Cargill looked as if the shadow of the blackest cloud which followed them had fallen on his face. ay, to to is j in as in »? Then there came a shout from the distance of 44 Mermaid ahoy!" And presently the boat glided up beside the steamer. A little figure cl imbed up her side and Bob Ross I stood on the deck. buoyant in man A wave ol hi- hand to his comrades below to signify "all right," the little boat dropped ast T», and the mid dles of the iifirimihl moved . ^ . again. Then lie turned to shake hands with Annie, hut did not stay to sp nik more than a few words of greeting to lier. He hastened to the tain. cap There was such a change in the of the girl ! quiet a nature that it was only to the eyes of j mlousy, gillmg it I e.. j aiotisy made li in keen of vision. Fi ' intlie impassive listener to his rliodqmonfade, eonrteous hens' he was her father's guest, she hi e t ne mood and bright in f c *. an-w.-riug him briskly on every sul jee; lie mooted, giving him wi h singular cordiality more than all the information lie desired as to the agement of the vessel and the various of the coast which they pis-ed. For as it Was a clear day they w n e enabl d to hug the coast line, and even tin* in u . s c add lie dis tinguished with the naked eye. so far. "But suppose now if the man at the wheel happened fora little while to neglect his duty ami von were pass'ng t roe :y shore, what would he tin* eo s m inner And yet it was a «di tage of so !» rccptible Dull I f wit a- Car q iciiee?" he in quired, as one anxious for reform itioii. "Well, if the wi ul blew laiulwanl we should come to grief." sin* replied, smiling. "But you need not he afraid of that w ith my father and Mr. Ross on board." "Dli, 1 am not afr^d," lie said pompous ly; "but 1 wanted inr.»i'.uii;ioft in the agement of a boat, as I think of buying a yacht, and your father is to arrange the mat ter for me if I should d, ci le up m it. But that will depend upon somebody else." A lid he looked at hei\ in'an in g that she should understand who the sum -body was. She did not choose to understand, but an swered as if she were interested in the pro ject. >• "It would he a fine enjoyment for you to go sailing about wherever you liked; but I hope you would not think of managing the boat yourself at first." "Certainly not; hut the somebody is quite able to do it—only of course she would not he required to do it. She would, however, control our skipper, whoever he might he, and see that he p ayed no larks with us. As, for instance, keeping us in port for his own purposes when we wanted to go out by pre tending that the wind was dead against us; or there was a storm coming—and so on. She would know all about it and set him right." Still she would not understand. "It is not usual for any one to interfere with the skipper," she said, without tiie sliglitv-.-t alteration of tone or manner; "and no man that ken'd his trade would allowit" "But supposing you were to see a man making a dangerous mistake—lie might know his tra»le hut he drunk jierhaps —you would not stand by and permit it to con tinue at the risk of the lives of. all on board?" "Ay, hut the man that got drunk when at his work would not ken his trade," she an swered, in a tone of contempt for such an individual as had been problematically sug gested to lier. The answer and the manner in which it was given apparently afforded Cargill much satisfaction, for lie did not at that moment further attempt to impress upon her that the yacht he spoke of w r as to lie bought for lier if Ids suit prospered. She was too happy to he annoyed by his attentions; and he was not mistaken as to the immediate source of lier good-nature. He saw her speaking frequently to Ross, and although he could not hear them, he could easily guess the purport of their con versation, and he was several times success ful in interrupting them. He noted with what glee she waited upon him at meals, on which occasions they were generally alone together in the cabin, for, of course, when Ross was below. Captain Dune in was on deck. Due *' standing l.y the open sky-light lie heard this part of their conversation. "You mind, Annie, that when this trip is over I'm to sneakio votir father." man "Oh, y«*s, I mind; ami I fail give you good news. From something he said to me. 1 think he'll maybe na he niiielt against it." Cargiil waikeil away uitli teet'i hard set ami frowning brew. * uwtki: VIII. K<»( Ks AIIKAI*. But from that hearing Hehceame quite friendly—not tKitronisiug—iit ta. king to It in. and he pra.s •<! him in the eabin. S > eiev riy did lie manage this that Boss said to himself. "Well, he i> not so spiteful as I thought lie was;" ami Annie's eyes bright ened w hil>t she s till to herself, "Well, there is soin ■ gi o 1 in him after all. I never though! he could say a kind «wort about F r although she spokeof Mr. Boss, that per.aiii was in iter thoughts plain B »h. in fact they were all getting on in such a pleasant way that Captain Durc.ui began to think that irgill had succeeded in w inning the lass; and he said to his da gli er when they were alone together - "So, you're to tak' a man after a'?" moment U irgili's towards B ss «1 ered stran; Bob. • "I'm na wantin' a man," she said very decisively, !;r,yv, in ; to w!:r»;u h r fattier referred. "Ay, ay," was t'ao j xraiarobservation,"ye say that, but 1 never ken'd a lass that didna j want a man rniesa she had one already. Annie turned a va;- her head, making no reply. But she was thinking nine!». What was sha to do if her* father insistad on this marriage with Caret! ? He hr,d said that he would not insist; bat she knew hor/ obsti nate lie was once ho had got r.n idea fixed in his head. Kind he was, and fond of her as a father could be of a daughter; but in his anxiety to see her "a grand leddy," r.s he called it, the conviction might be borne in upon him that he was proving his aifca tion most by forcing her to do what lie judged bast for her future. Had Annie seen the cmiou? grin on her father's ruddy face as he made his litt'.e joke, perhaps sho would not have been so uneasy. She had not roon it, but remem bered what she had told him—that sho would take no man without his good-will anl would not take one against Iter own. She would hold to that. She went towards Ross, who wr.s at the wheel. Ho smiled as sho approached, but there was no answering smile on her faca. She passed him without a word and stood with her hack towards linn gazing at the long track the little steamer had made. Ross, grasping his wheel firmly, glanced round in surprise; hut it was only for an in slant, for he had to turn his face quieklj to tiie course before him. He could speak, however, although lie could not look, for the coast of huge rocks is one of tiie most dangerous known to mariners. The Mer maid was a very slow vessel, although a sure one, and to save time, tiie weather be ing fine, they were hug ring the shore, and constant watchfulness was requisite on the part of the pilot. "Is there anything wrong?" he asked anxiously. S':ie answered, also without changing Iter ■ jmsition— "I am feared there is something wrong. "Can you tell me what it is—can I help you in it?" She stood silent fora while, the wind whistling around them and the engines pant ing as the Mermaid toiled lier way along. At length, Annie— "Do you mind that day we were at the gate?" ?» "1 shall never f«rg. t it "Do you mind that when I was saying there was only one time when I wished 1 niivht leave father, I did not tell you what that time was?" "I mind every word you said, for every word was like gold to me. "I am going to tell you now. Ih r voice faltered a little as site spoke, and he listened witli his heart thumping against his side. Then came the low sweet M I voice uae a wnisper or me wmu— "It was when I thought of you. His grasp tightened on the handle of the wtieel as if to keep himself from forgetting all sense of duty and turning round to take her in his arms. "1 ken'd that, Annie, and that was what made your words sae dear to me. Nothing can ever take the joy of that minute from me—1 hae felt it in my heart ever since,and it has comforted me whenever I thought of the possibility that you might be given away to—somebody else." * There was again a long silence. The were full of the glory of their love and cou not speak. Ann'e was the first to find voice. "1 doubt my father is against us. He is taken up with that man, and his grand ways and his fortune and his promises, and I doubt he will never hearken to a word from you. That is what is w rong, and I'm sail - troubled." "But you will never give yourself to him?" "Never. That is what I came to tell you —1 shall never take him; but I shall never take you either without father's will. And I want to teil you more; that if I am na to be yours, 1 shall never be anybody else's." "I am content. I can bide my time, and it will come. Do not you fear." She scarcely heard the c nnforting words, for she had turned quickly and hurried away, half-ashamed of the confession and the pledge she had given. Ross felt as if lie could have steered the Mermaid against the wildest storm that ever blew . He w as no mere man now, he was a giant with all a giant's strength. She had told him that her thoughts had been like Ins own long ago. She had pledged lit r-elf tr him and the future was safe. Now he knew what he had to do. He had to satisfy her father and he would do it. There might be a little delay, hut the time must come w hen Duncan Murray w ould own that he was worthy t f his daughter. As for Car gill,— poor chap'—if li ; had any right feel ing in him at all ho wou'd suffer badly by the Iocs. Even if it were only his vanity which wr.s hurt, he w u\l siffer, So, for him there was uofiing but kindly pity. But oh! the 'TpV.nofS'that thrilled through the man r.~. ho stood at his post, guiding the little Zfcr::v*kl sr.f«ly to her port. Cargili, howe 'er, had r.o intention of be ing a loser in this game they wore playing, lie, too, ctflild bide his time, and he felt as r.n o l tkrt his time was nearer than that of E -Æ3. It had liran t.t.~ pur per a to mate fcls pro posal to Annie Ix fora they reached Peter head; but î:o had sionscca that the time wrs rot fitting, and lie did not mean to ask her to rna ry him until he was pretty sure that her answer would be ye*. And that tim 1 ' would he soon. It was getting dark when the heavily laden l.tt'tf steaa.er reached the rugged coast of Buchan, and the ni tot, knowing the dangers of the Dan Bay keeping well off, but not so well c ft as one lees acquainted with the coast would have dom 1 . So far. this had been the most rapid passage the slow Mermaid had achieved, and Boss had good reasons for desiring to make it a rematkible one in its career. When they were a bout opposite Slains Castle, die lights were up, and there was no one on deck exc jpt Boss and the look-ont. The captain was below, resting in perfect confidence of his pilot's skill, and Annie w as engrg d with some papers in the cabin. Cargill came on deck, lit a c'gir, and took a short turn up and down as if surveying the darkening outlines of the coast. He spoke a few words to the man on the look out, then iie wa k-'d slowly aft to Ross, who, confident of his course in such a calm sea, and f cling some sorrow for the man whose disappointment he expected tobe su great, and who had become so friendly with him lately, had no obj ction to < xchange a word with him. 4 C del work this, Ross, and confoundedly dull, isn't it?" lie said g »od-naturedly. 4 Neither cold n r duil. Mr. Cargill," was the cheery answer. "All. you like the work, I suppose, and that mak sail l lie difference." C irsriii seated liiitis If o:i a coil of rope as he -puk '. '•< if course 1 i ce itor 1 w luldn't heat it." "1 suppose you ti nt it troublesome enough at ti ne-? ' "That is to be expected—all woik is troub lesome at times." "You seem to lie taking tilings easy, though, with a I the perils of the deep be fore you." "Whiles," answered Ross, laughing. "Wish I could do that," and a cloud of smoke went up from the cigar. "You have never known what it was to work for your living, add tint's a pity for my man." "Ah . . . Do you smoke?" "Very seldom, and never at work. "That's a pity lor you ; because I have some splended cigars here—cost a shilling each." "Then 1 should not like to smoke one." "You would if you knew' what they were. Well, you won't refuse to have a drink with me? If you do, I shall think you are keep ing up old scores against me." He poured out a dram from his flask as he spoke and held it up to Boss. The latter hesitated, but r membering the trouble he w as to cause this man. he said— "It is against all rules to drink when on duty; hut seeing what there has been be tween us is likely to b.\ I won't refuse to drink your health." He drank and Cargill slowly put the metal cup on the bottom of his flask again. ' Capital stuff that, I can tell you. Got it myself from a friend in Campbelton." "Ay, it's strong," said Ross, gasping. "I wish there iiad been some water with it. "Would j on like some now? I'll send it to you." "Thank you, I'll he obliged to you. "All right," and Cargill moved off as if to fulfil his promts''. He threw hise gar oyer board and disappeared down the cabin stair. Rut tiie water did not come. Ross felt his throat parched and some thing fiery lly up to his head, making his eyes start as if they were to come out. What could this he? Surely one glass of wiiisky could never have such an effect upon him. It must have been very strong whisky in deed. What a fool lie had been to touch it! They were approaching the Dun Buy Rock and the Bullers, where he should have all his senses about hint. But no! his senses were becoming confused, his eyes dim, and everything danced befon them—a devil's dance of flashesof fire and black huge rocks. What was the matter? Could ho not pull himself togethei? He had only to hold the wheel as it wr.s and r.Il wrs riglrt. Steady, now. He re'; his teeth ; ho would master this demon that had got possession of him. Ec tried to er.ll out, l:u; his tonguo was paralj zod. Ilis senses were becoming more and more confused, his eyes rnoro and more dazzled. Then a sort of frenzy seemed to come up n him. Ho would defy thes3 de mon!*. He would hold on and carry the vessel safely by tho recks. Ec fell, still holding to the whee', thus alte; ing the course of the Mermaid so that her noso turned suddenly straight to the Dun Buy Rock. There was a moment of bewilderment on the part of the look-out Then he shouted in terror— "Save us! what's wrang?— we'll be on the rocks in five minutes !" The captain heard the cry and hurried on deck, followed by his daughter and Cargill. In an instant the captain's eyes took in the terrible position. He rushed to the wheel and saw Rosi lying prostrate. 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Should they pay one halt the amount due at three months, or make large cash payment, an equitable price for the Instrument will be ar \n will be treated fairly, and" charged ju ices in accordance w ith the time required for purchase. All purchasers under this Special Offer are required to sign our usual form of Lease Contract, and f urnish references as to their responsibility. Instruments will be sent on the usu al fifteen days trial, when references LÛDDFN& BATES Southern Music House, SAVANNAH, GA. A WOK'S READING FREE! FOR SIX GOOD FAMILIES. „ , «lid the • ame and address of fiy e °i ' »ou." h. îkIiU'-x-s or friends on a imst» 1 card 5 and gel free f,.r yo'-sself ai d each of them » specimen copy of TIIE GREAT SOUTHERN WEEKLY, 91 G It illllu! 111 f\ world-(amoj* "UNCLE REMUS'S Sketches cf tue old plantation Darkev "BILL ARP S" Humcxus letters for ; the H.'jno and Hearth Stone. "BETSY HAMILTON'S" adoantares told in the "Crack ir" dialect. marte», M.ttche* »t Trauet, ,,, fuu, .edteHlur**, "The / «» w," tue UuHtehwltt, Car r tupondeuce, ( CUR THREE HUMUfOUS i S \ WRiTLRa t; ' r A Wddd of Instruction and Entertainment. The itiigl twt «' *1 Ö.M Woolly. Twebefag ». . f« .. .. every montier ,.l lira t-am'ly SEND A POSTAL FOR A SPECIMEN COPY, FREE " Atlanta G* A'Mi'ea* "Tun Cons» i'ivnos, T. A. ILER, IVexi to Capital State Bank Jackson. Mi** % Fine Watches, £ T^h mm Jêwelrv %> C O DIAMONDS, Silverware, ! m ■■ « <e> ? m V-ffi J M ^•wALT*£ Eye Diases, CLOCKS! ' CliOKSI Spectacles, CLOCKS! -:q: Reliable Goods can be Prices as low as bought. Goods sent on approval to responsible parties. Refers to the Editor of this Paper. -*$0*2 -it. 1ft SWORD & SHIELD. m- FOR 1885 , -*t issued for two vears l»v Dr. W. A. Hurt, under the This paper was name of THE JLIRG-TTS. But tin* time came when a more vigorous and agressive paper was need Utor of the ARGUS, with his extensive business in other sold to the present where the Argus ed, than the e< directions, could give. Company, and the SWORD and SHIELD takes up Therefore, the paper was ( Yol. III.) left off. The SWORD and SHIELD. will contain the liest thoughts of some •! will he chock full of Will he issued weekly, our ablest and most prominent Temperance men ; good Temperance literature and news, and, in addition, will have five or six columns of general news PROHIBITION ,f the SWORD a sc SHIELD, In its columns will Will he the best plank in the platform but it will advocate all the interests of the people, he found aitMÉps from professional educators of jLijp ljug&Mt < THE AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT •s bv practical Mississippi fanners and with It is tLa dc Will he filled with articles lection from it wide range of able Agricultural exchanges, termination of the Publisher make the department of the paper espec ially worthy of the perusal of the intelligent formers of the South. se Tire Home This Department will be filled with choice thoughts from The publication of one or two short serials is com m ti mentions and exchanges, also contemplated. JOB I'RlVTlW. The SWORD and SHIELD is prepared to do all kinds of Job Work PAMPHLET WORK from visiting cards to pamphlet work. Write and get our terms before giving your work else a specialty, where. FOR SALE. A $150.00 ESTEY ORGAN. Will bo sold on easy terms, and shipped DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY. Warranted to ba PERFECTLY SOUNO throughont. Tills Office. XI hen the word Sate? or lit word Organ la mentioned, the;, each suggest the other, eo widol known and so popular are the in struments and the makers. Five letters in each of the two words are reminders of enjoyment in multitudes ef homes. Illustra ted Catalogue mailed free tc rV applicants. ä OroarvCb. IßBoroyt Y