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h,' .r . ith ,-.. "a.. t . k. . I. . - t ,. , 1l
fl. hU't CoL .1. W. it Igttu-r r
S t eF ll l l a ,' l ibe l, a , t-.,:,- 1 it t 1 .,.
adi , his hslo oate th e e.t r t"
soA in iace, eyf.i., ,' ,b . tlihot, hir 0 . i
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In hliti':#.ý -.r -" t.. . :t.' ,.," - ',.hs I '.".,, -
aOLD IOmtN tiretI)h l EL.lI,
g n" CtiL. i. kW.; i-(: ItIinT.
Ng ot an otld Iilt ; Iot nlirii. thatill
forty-live at the dlute of this storl:
simply lOld John llnItadll" ine hlauI
thler hadl been a youlll Johln :;iat"
die, his son; blorted in i l-re, crilt
son in face, eyes bloodhlbot, hiir ll:.
and unlkempt, irean atll iwaLs 'fat
grant with whisky; ili attire mnlto
ner or Wintaer week tlr Sillsol:ay.hi .r
gray or bitternuf lrt homespun. SIl
las my hero in the period of his
ills grandeur consistedl in this,t
that, having beon hlora "olowdown"
white of South Carolina, he had
shown a certain degree of illtielli
gencori h ustry, A.n elnterpitris; hm
gnined mloney both in dcintll anli
evil fashions, had depveloptle a chatl
acter which if not nice was at least
-vigorous, iandl had heroine, if not a
genltleman, at least somnethling I.r
better than a vagrant or a pallper.
lie ha;l made his fortune of ten or
fifteen thosaunddollars by nocturnall
and illegal dickering with pilftlin.g
negroes: then by more open buti
scarcely more praiseworthy dealings
crloss the whisky-starined colinter ol
i. o cross·roads tgrocery; bnt he hadl
made it, he had kept it, he hiad it.
Now, even in the patrici.uan Sltllh
Carolina of the olden time moneytl
was reputable; if it was not "good
blood' it waJrtiacity rg ae its as thi
very next noblest species of circulr
tion: and thus.Iohnl IHlddle was coll
sidered not iso low. as ll Ihaul been.
In short, he had lifted his faalilyr a
fr towarod owcill rwstctabit3b lru?~ s
the most gitcl ant d fortunapite ( rack
er stock usually could climlb in one
One step in hisr gradnal rise had
Shlcin the conversion of his grocnry
into a tavern, with accormmodations
for man and beast. For fnan there
were two belrooms.smaill, carpetless,
rudely flrrnished, and as breezy aiw
hencoops; a dining-room witl a nar
row pine table, which profered fried
bacon and eggs. fried chicken, fried
corn bread, and sweet pIotattos; a
lrroom tlowtfug with white, crutde,
d whisky, suitable for booziltng
farm n es ad crak : a private relo,
et containing a nlnrrel of old, mild
amber whisky ftin gentry. T For
sh orasnstttarti warsnamhackle U
showinee through caontslts y rentno
great store of coruLhusk fotier, awn
imllrfectly sheltering fli m thaw ri t
some seant pihes ofmaize nbbhius.
The tavern consisted of a low, un
painted, andl eeen unlmrked log
shanty, the origeinl grocery; and of
a bromal-fronted, shallow, two-storv,
yellow clapboard wihg,.the tiooderne
addition. Puddlaes in wet weather,
Iowdery dult in dry weather, entg
eapsa, of ncleannes always, made
the approach unpleasant. There was
no alga; no such estentation was
necessary; the /lace was widely no
torious as Raddlds. Twice a wee_
til up mail, and twice a week the
down email, between (ohtmble in8
Oveenvillei, rppod here to chalge
hore, , ltj brkig , p e
tarvli, one br the ablsbt.
rr lee4 a dse r asr syagge ,
groes, and soilo loaus with ueigh- I
lori*ig ftunters. 'The richest man ill u
thie"settlenient," and one of thie rich
e'st for fIle mliles around, he was not ai
o)nly lieginning to H" held rl'slecta -
ble, but also to ac'uirr a certain le Ia
sure of selft'.rspvct. iotwith.tanuding
his low origi.i, his regullatr ~'eckly I
-pjrees, his stinll a nlhg kUnoled'lg of
i t'rading, and his total ignlorutane of
writing. A ruich. unschlioled. in. c
telnplerat', bnlekwfnlnish placle w-l4
Solmerville; such a:' place n yo 1I
miighlt exp'ect to findll in a thinly
settled region ilicht fifty years Ie
'.re had not Iw1en Stttled at all: a'
pIlace which had not yet artc'liire'd t
extravagantly fil enoti.un Ito what t
constitutel s motrality 11111 gentility:
just tthe bllacer ifr :t prt,,ptrutt
'racker to tr Vy to grow i _nto "a g'e -
tenlhil of the ohl 'chol."
ltllt I day lo r nallll )nt itl l'ut lilro
A .v enture ho r fl1 tl n l1i11 +1 , + lit '
ta erl ,hi . b 4ltod. tl,_ ip e'r t hist"
w ith whisk , . his great cus!lins of t
chta'k, glotwing likt. tt a tair tf suit ets. I
t1',e, i ' six htlt s a lli' pers.pirationi
r hlling dwn l i: h:. lto.ad, r,,! t. ar,.he.lt l t
his irul , gray hair tuowzled tot.lr l :
:ll p iltsot I , i s ll h thi 'v, id" I
ar' wooi len b r ull , 'ri tl l i!1 (ile handl. I
itld a Sttint ctativa l in :a e, ilt e ,r. .
h:thlling his -a, and %ilerittly gist
4lin its tlltalle otenitt 1. It, ,
dett r', eiImr'tti l , jh li ke : sttit m il
eire, lh ltl r ill e0 iat t. tl *ti I tltt. l I
I'.atlsl t ptliiti ls. whi 0 . sitting ir n t
ilia lfn it nlg llr bea i lt'h "'shll 'b" thet
a :ilis.1, lt'I h ii h I in :I t iii t.ch.
inrl." M1 1.eelli grin, t hn w l . tihal ,t
lit p i'iatlioll 1nill litw. t 't:: . ill t
[ii. i hsll' licker."
t le'. on a beindsrilitli 't l !" \hi. l i
ptred ai r t ,ret Ioltte l, sOtlllo a, tcllna '
haired urchii to ai solnio. w'ilt,.,lI, t
grizzhe it n.:ro, alto was laling
eiout Ig i at the hl.t b ll talo nl i 'in1.a i. i
"*Ala\ it histo twi e\ 'l ut wi h,+' 1
'1 o'11 a bt nde t r. lon't lle!"tct :tinttl
Il'ra, t I;ahthtld re eived atunwruillo.h 1
. ,i a tgiilg wiftkh of al b ,le lred tl ,' i
o~tialle or hisldexter~ ity inIt ai ting.
ilit gitsl fatl l r t'a iei i.i'll I'tli. ' val.
P'erbeiviuig :t cigar stup oulil the
arytndlll, sBich had last w't nottl
of the bar-rootr , Strawlheau d ph'icked
it upti with hia nkedl toes.an lii ati
ted to Irasfettr it slyly to Iis poketS,
with the intenltion of tilloking it at
some $convenienlt oppeorltunity. Butts
upon hiit, le stakedil, with iIa hlmiblei
lrinl, "Kern't I tia this" alin oil T
ta iing all fIavorable nol, tldeparted I
ton a joyt till canter.
Suclth i\asthe iscene at itadd le'
whten its late reachedl it. Thetre, v as
a rumbl e of wheel s tit tlhe woenl
bridge over the Sainlth, anld all Ipres
ent aelailiernl , STha ,tg.'..t St t it
lunig yellow i aogo, ithi leather t r
tins arol rittling dtors, rolld up
to the tavern behilnd two gunt,
iuiur.spa lhel, hotes. 'Tlit d rivetr.
inarly .i i lia ll .t , t h t isu htalo d hip,
pod lllmlor nietl and been whipped
stltener Uthan anyi otherariitii kanow
to Somerville, "lall ied to the igrLnd
and mihle straight flor tihe Ir room.
)ld Sul the fi tngerstained
drorpr'h ti stae abt frtmit d o,,s1-r
otuiohstaly to the only pae icger. lie
as a tall, will -dressedlt , thandsile
youth of uineteen or twenty., a (thon
John iladdle at onlce iecognized ias'
it "ligh tone gentlelail."
Mornin', Strangier,"he said, Uitak
iug igalch rude reverence as :1 horn
S'raler owed to Ia scion of pitnd ter
domr. "lce va room, st trai ert
k"Yes, think " iotn as %enll itake
i room." awr the nier t iyoust ,er,
aftelr a i ent ofnol iio f 1ittit. ':
think I had btter stay over night
with oil."re
llest room, in tIle hoie, at rigerr,
declareid old Johni. e "1 f lelys keep
it for your sty le. Yere, 4l), take the
tlein 's trunk lup torNo. . . ll',
Saoilte' teverything is ast rtigl that.
Al', Sol, call Iuhe to see of evwery
thuig is rltraigkt thl--tor, by--!
you won't know."
l followed by the guest,l the liego
tani sutttthd au.' ttIes tos rno Lte.
ht h he ardly re ca~ ld the top
naeknding, hurrif up by the imtpa.
little timidity and Imore aw kward
ntess in her manuner as she entered
No. 1. She was not afraid of being
left alone with this youn; gentle
linu, ,byt Ashle wasslightlly anxioui,;a
to what he might think of her :p!.
palranc,, au tl.h filt ill at ease lht+e
,tiflru of his "stiore clo'es." ato i'
grlander th,: honiespun.
\\'hilt' she straighteued the
coarsea brotn i counterpanelli :and
propped a ickety table against the
whllitewashed wall, and hltked to
see if the floor hald Iten swept
.ince the exodlus of the last lodlger,
she lantu'ed two or three tinmes at I
tilhe stranuger, and thoight- tIhit lihe
was "mighty ,ihansni." Sl he aýl.
A line. tall, slender shape;li,,; a Ihl k,
Ii lnili,,. slpiritetl, and yet graeien..
I't'; aihmnluiint iou .black lur,cu i
h in- it er his co:.t (,,lar-ont tihe
Speol'o, it Iirst "cl:t '"hiý"l-toiut."
Sou th irln t n I ,. f ei Rtooil t. th,
i ,l,.i i . m . -ng l i .. .41 " lii t
thit hlie h:ul niit 3t e d he rr c(t'ti't iliu
liv hei.ilth.
Turnilnlg friN )v wort:, t) leavev
the roilLi. rhe a'i:, puzzled. ratiher
st'irtlehl. to lind ih',t h," had ",loswd
thlie door aiil was avl ianling tia',lii
her, .t little sparkhle of inquiry anti
;i;,itl lis t i.Ilmi,,eed iii lie" tes,
1ii64 lie took hallth her halidliS in
i.; t ishe v. as not scaredl. trot"
..-is tlhere t II much thrill iu h-r
teint ' :s slhe thoughta, 'Is lie ghoing
to .i sistu' r
Yes. hel w,.s going to kiis her: herl
,:i. hen,.dhin grJCI icioisly I'o;. lhtI
\v.-, i; .,: hp whe ,4as patting his
co!itily fie Iv.,.e to her ri.tic one.
I.nt'e halil often ieeli kissed'; fitr
.leiii'urs weit e past,,rtlly free' in
.',: ,er *ill t. il tl fl irfI it g.ia: -s i\ re
.ll.ir.lt ilii ain the yo1iulg pople',
not to limention thait shit had hlad ,l
hiti ori' tw i. She Li r "t ul
1lhetk touihetl her shll-tllhhr.+ tt in
the ,at:,, . it., ile ilit t., int
other t 'heck tht, the tiounchef his
,_lip t. . .
I'YlOi 4~~ul, gool little leauty!"
he iiiirnIiauredi, in li tone which t as
full of -ratitde, aill . t soi f tIiattery.
SThtlt're : is still a smile i her li s
itiihen Sihe stole ,a look at hil: hiut
iher eves li14 su:l'enliv takir lsu e,.x
tlirv iii 1 l rit ý 414 telti , r silt'.
prise. IOf all the ime-or boys,
ratI er--n ho had hitherto been thus
ihiold witlr hnr, notonto had uttered
such st .eet worlls. They were
ipriceless; )heyv seemed not only to
pay his dellt, but to mnake her pro
fi i'oinly Ilis dellttbr: and when shte
" ed atin tl she lmealt that hlie should
kiss her lips if he wished. lie dill
Sso, iili HiAd ip'red other enltraiciln
n orls in her hw itcihed ear: thien,
with hi ni id on her watist., lie led
her to tlhlloor ut and olleiii'd it ilor her.
SlI. I.i Lee known what a prnc'es
1,.is, she1 wouhl have felt that sihe
i I\;s oine, id4141 thatt she hadtl found tile
Sitrue prilnce.
Ilowshelt n rly longed for liic*er.
wen) it unhli he her k0utt duty to
iitie'tiliutlic tlhe tale and oeP thilat
this i,vi'al guest 'tas siital;ly tild.
.ot irt shell sat t thi hinad of the
hotar-t.-- she had no higher part
t:o piny than that of ulllpper waiter;
sihe oiverlooked and w4alwl41 the
'lniggers." It waan pleasure to lier'
to show the yo.iting ge.ntleman to hisu
lchair, and she wats not paiiinflly
nwnre that it was 1t hlulbl4le tideas
nre. Tlhere was a Yttlh Ilitter in
her heart, andt s:he' coolil not at tir+t
raise her eves to his: but wfhenl she
lhil pri-esuºln to glaliue at him slite
founld ihat he was looking at iiher
with an air of interest. Then a hap
py sparkle shot f'romn tiudlir her
tlnllhes. nllll the least flicker ofa smile
Idane'.i labout t one corner of her
Ili(outlh. Shti rel uetnilheretd the two
kisses, andii she was lno more ashlamerld
of thea tlhil lihe. Sire was only ;i
little mor. sliv. a little iore *ii a
gitalaont," in she would hlave phrasedl
it. Of coursel, sLe served hlin willh
the best hit of "',lhiilcken" that wasi
frited that dayti li::1ille's. ilad I1 islh
ed that there hald be)tn lllr him lihop
ping-ljohi, ur rolice other excepltional
Meanwhilh Old John pliiild the
guest as to hisi bnsilesa anll plrson
ality: "Never met up , itlh yon i.
fore, sltralnger; what lnoughlt y'our
name bef"
"I am fromn Oakland D)istrict, and
I am the son ot Col. Maytiehlt," said
thie youth, with a riiinlg aecent, aseif
.it wre a grand thing to be of Oak
laund D)istrict, andl a still grandeler
thing to be a Mayfeld.
John Itaddle looked all the respect
that he could thrountb hii bloodshot
I optics, not deabting that he had be.
fore him the heir of lsome great low
Sland planter. -
S"After Ian', or niggera" hbe contln.
u ned, pakting ou. of the depths of
s his d petlg spirit.
S"So," aswered the lordly guest,
Internally eornfll of the qery, bet
atOolsmble w-+Ik I Imve been
I ruslret.ed he explained, with a
Old Johln had heard of college.
Trie parson wait a college mau,; land 5
Sqlnirn Homers inI ('ol. Thornton. at
ith had a vagxue idea that it was
high-toned to go to college. lint p
-r"I"ticated" was beyondl hls" tether, at
ael he rep(eated the word inleir. i.
ingly. st
"1 am1 sent ulp lhere as a punitsh hA
anent," said Maytield, "ltor playieng
jkle'.s on the tntors." nx
"t.ih, beer raisin' the dhevil!" gut. nj
thw 'd .1ohin Itaddle. his heart warm.- n
iln ;at olnce toward tile youtglster.
ti'f course, Mlaylfiel related the n
e.luise of his lui.iadlveture in full; tl
Iti'- what rusteatedl .st(ldent is nlot at I
firtst prouid of lhis pe'e:elillo, We e
have not space for the story, but rte xil
tdn all re1 tie' Hftt.ie'r}M grntduate putblite a
0h14 it wa5 s ti- atri- hhmoreluis tt
as -~ch thinigu ui ,illy arte, in prcuc'c I
f 1 hiih luad he alleged the t'ut i
thai l Old :e I. ia i xhulelc.d t eierti, ,.l . 3
I.r Iitcis.o \· ili re a eieg bull f tile' it
five trutlt'." e' dec:arero-iu his de.
li.tlht. "ine ,iur: gl:ad I met lp , ith if
ye. ('ncce, l.t's.. blow a cloud. Liwe. I
alhii.y. .St i:al,:le. ' , v e i onlt s e
, -lr ru .a. 'i!ll ai.ie yer lailti grow. b
WVl., whar .e- i,;i:e te"r stay! Not a1
yere. N'ot Hitil (PIe .1 l o i l':uhl',h.!
l.,r I'eSs e! we,'d ra,,e the devil :t
every day." a
** :1:1n to hoard i ith a clerlyt-an,
a W1v. Mr Atettar," said Mayficid.
iOhi-Parson Seymour-l're:h'v.
teriatc 'larson-. \';iI, I reckon he's ir
aidlliin' I'. art at book larnin; folks
tell so. lie ain't ore of nlyv sort; ftct ri
i ierr"ot s never he. I don't be.i c
liee ei religion: durned oef I do.
li ot't kinow much 'botllt it, but xhat t
I do lhow doi'te It ehve. A. halt I
cill of dollars an" a 3 aid tull of t"g- k
gers ai' a jug full of whisky, that's
iny' r igion. WIhat d'ye say to that. "
''lhteu's whaIt Imake a gentleman- p
them anI hilchine'. ' The' an't heal. d
thy. tlieun hpios. l'iar.sol Seytnout's 1
"Li44l-, tean, srimped4, yaller-faeed P
In:i. I Ie's so narnous he ean'lt stay ti
still a ninute. ne(lcasiest ereatur I ti
ever ty. He'll set in all the chairs t
in tihe room hile you're tellin' him 4
ai story. I'd as lief talk to a basket
of grasshoppers. And pious! whew! i
utie'll have tlmoritin' prai era three
tinies.n day. Wxal, when ye get yer
ntmbition up for r. iluhid13, come
round icli ' ea e Oleo John. Ilh'll take I
a turn with ye; he'll show yo 'bouL t
the districk. Mtranger. ketch ano.
thiter olt o' that whisky. NotLinu' t
like whisky, is thart how d'ye raise f
highitone gentlemnen without it" n
I Iere. fr tl thiaS or· foir4th timtle, h
0l! Jlohn lighted his cigar from that si
of his li.steier. lie always had a
cigar int his uoutlh, but . sehlom
stnoked xtuch of it. for. lihe had a
htabit of '"talkinlg oil teuatitt. Aftler t
chewing onie e.' of t he hlxury-to a
pulop. and relighting the other until s1
it wohld no longer talle flire satisfic
torily, hIe threw it, away halfc.. I
sitned, iind .cotllnueeqt'-cd the same
asteitl leroiss upnon another.- i
rlhosel, wre the days. he it einem.
Sred ld,t.he 1 Il\ana:s sold ift three d
Ifor a dime. ly the war, ehi4 s.unk.
tig alutd talking dlil not altogether t
trevelit hti fromll clhew ilng. k
Meatnwhilue he drlank copeiously. c
lie had not take-i his "bemier" out
when the young mant arrived, and fi
his inflamed stomaech now insisted a
tha:tt lie sithould go oni with it. I)runk n
ie. could not get. For years lie had it
hoen alcove the highest Iide of whini
1;y: ftor 'ears Ito hlial not been seen
to stagger. Ihth at last hf fell iI
Isli'e in his arm chair, snoring. o
with open nmoth iLand halt-shut eyes, t
aIll otjeet of envy tolh 0 el$t. May. r
field was also overcome, and took i a
Slong nap nlpon ai wooden settee, r
while Luce sat near and watched i
Itiml with admiration. When thei I
youth awoke, late iur the afternoon, f
lhe sent a egrd to the Rteverend
SeI ytour, wit I his letter of intro
duci ttiotI anld ai note stating that lie
wouhld present hiimself in the morn- e
. 4!o al shalll tote ye rotin' thar," b
said lolin 1:addle, wheni his guest l
was atboet to depart. "I've got a
tceh. I oi't eha:rgc ye. i ( ime
cior the ride. Jest you east yer eye a
ct little gray xis ye go alontg, that's c
al. Ilt eir ye git her head out fer
a hetindc, she's the ereetur far ye. t
EL .e lichr a gal along," leehuckled, a
i"n' want ter go slow through a
piece of woods, an' do a little lip- E
earviee without bein' jolted, she can
trot all day in a bar'l. An' of ye -
want to git clar of any other man's a
dust, she can haul ye right out of it a
in no'tlee, I don't keer whose dua a
it is. Jest take a look at her. Some I
day you'll want ter hire, or we
moight want ter trade."
No one who knows the natue of
yonnt rabId to e
tet&, U wth h-gh _ -s
Iariw1 T5
"I reckoned you mought want wl
soulethiu'," she said, with a slight wi
stammee aud, a very deep blash. do
With ia promlptness which showed ha
precocious experience in flirtatious, rej
and with a all air of enign confidence ca
which was wonderftlly wiuuning, he or
steppedl up to her and took both no
her hands. so
"So I did want something," he lai
said, laying his smooth young cheek hi
ngainas4t rs. "I wanted to see you,
my de:'r little pet." sh
it was the antique story of ill hi,
thread-bare 'European drama of the as
pelsant and the noble. This con- in'
nmonpllace, half wild, trufy-dw-down gi
aalvnitnre would not be ' ,orth re- f
dating did It not brlilng face to facee
thoiti- It o ininwenorial types of hu- "I
Snaitit , the patrician and the plebe- Lt
ian. In. our time it seems an aut- WI
achrontisni* ni
it in all exotic, a monlltrosity ;. and in
hence the interest of our narrative, so
if it has any. This girl, who had. I
Ibetn mnade lowly by the breath of at
slavery, wa:s so happy at receiving it
a ftew words of endearment from this pi
boy, who had beta unuado grand ~y at
slavery, that she could not splxk. thi
"'D(I you know what a pet is ! le sli
I naked with a smile, holding her ot a
at arm's length.
"Y'iv, I her a pt." fr
"What is it I" di
"A pig; a taune pig. She followed bn
me half a mile t'other day." cI
lie could not help laughing at her gi
rnsticity, and yet he thought it very bi
clu:rmiting. th
'"I am luckier than you," he said. te
,.1 have a much nicer pet than a Pi
pig. Such a niae pet that I want to en
SLuce did not turn away her cheek pi
and ftrther thian would make things or
perfectly convenlient to this won- O
Sdros lover; anllld the fr;lankne, the m
whole-hearttdness, with which shle b
I presently puit up her lips to his was, a
to a thnnoughtl eye, nothing less w
than pitiful. Patrician as hie was, c
atil by birthright a despiser ot tow. tl
Sdow\n people, he was stricken with to
respect for her confiding simplicity, at
! and ireated her with the chivalry of w
youth. at
r- ";ood-blye, lay dear child,* he h
said, loosing her hauts; "I shall see it
you often while I am here, and 1 ac
shall never forget you."
Then they walked on tiptoe' to
teen door atut prtrtl, both uulnstis- o1
i fled with the interview. Oh, this I
unalpeasable hunger of young
trearts Ior toe,; ai ilnr Tove, andu
still more for love. m
I. rilf
P'arsonI eymour soon discovered of
that hi lpupllil was a perMon of praise- it(
worthy - regular habits. Mltia flehli i
stludied hard every morning, recited
adminirably intthe. hour before dinner, tl
and took ia walk every afternoon. st
The parson admired hard studeuls et
and persons of regular habits, mid ad
consequenltly he reported favorably Ti
Sof the ytuth t-the college Faculty. no
Meantime lnct Iltaddle ras at. tl
tintingl to a mnuch more thorough in
klnowledge of the rusticated one's w
character without making any Ne- il
IrN: thereof except to that one oa.
I fidante whom every tore-torn folmale l
I must have. Every afternoon she w
met hint in a pine grove near her w
lihotte, anud thence stole with him o0
down the secluded course of the fe
ialudn to a grove of oaks, curtained ni
I inifrotm tie world by a c!ose edging o(
of underwood. There, seated on hi
the bauk of the whispering little di
river, with no spectator but a
Swoodled and uninhabited slope
rising from the opposite shore, they la
1 panse.d the time which Mr. Mayrleld
was suppoei to devote to walking it
for his health. Was it altogether k
I spent in talking, laughing, and ti
throwing pebbles into the swift
a water Ah ! those were the days t4
of holding hands and waists-days A'
which, as every ancient maiden lady a
knows, have llloit lis departed; b
t days which the literature of our d
a time caninot treat of withothesita.
e .In justice to Lace it mast be jl
a stated that she did notprefer this
a clandiestine sort of conrtship
r "Why don't you come to me me
thar at the houeo 1" she repeatedly
a "And si I do," lie once answerled
erasivel. "uI saw you there yester
Sday. ..
e - "Oh! you jest aspoke to me-Jest
u a though I was anbody else. You
tamought Iset p with me thar. P ar
t sad mar wouldn't keer; an' they'd
e let us her tL big frat room.
"ltl ee i le time," h kidl.
"Don't ~ up a Lwee at me"
i But thi b lemi was not
I4 d wm is e m meant to 4
b Mdield was thus far
* the wikkedmsems odl
who had made astone
whisky to niggers; the
daughter of another
had been lower than alggga
representative of a caste wzl
caste looked upon aspuret ma
or contemptible! Surl8 bea
not bound to be as "1ll
such pottery as with the fae po.'
lain of chivalry. So he let heri
"I wish I was as patty s ayes bl
she often said, gazing straight t
his (irecian face.
At other times it was, "I 1
awake three hours las' nigh',
in' 'bout you." Or again, "I
git to sleep till nigh moralna
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-'What yeo wal a t4 -
,"Wtmt your intentiona are"
Lucse, although she knew that 1t:s
was a great social gulf betwsmhS g.
. ... .....er - ,. be-tw" r-s
imaginingag futur~ofmarrnl . eli
otmetitnes ho led that her-fbi
pIoperty would fill up the rs
aibyss; and ilhe.toMl Masv. l ,i
it more than once, givingl sIM
piteousa imnisi ttel e 1118b6n n f
acres and ni rs, and the vale
thereof in ddIlara i lrb lmk-
she nngnifciT the "'"dolamtuu . t
a little.
Above the leafy bank whikh
fronted these two adventmigIL
dren, as they sat in thei- reveie
beside the ;Salulta, there wa a Itl
cleared plateau on thieh thee (s.
gregationaliats of .SoumervA l lhs
built their tablrnsacle and laid eat
their burial-ground. In thateas.
tery one breezy March aftermos/
Parson Seymour performed the las
eartfldy rites over the remals eo
Marrthu -oruern "ti o t meated sal
pious consort" of G To" otar,,
one of the pillars of his little eah*.
On his way from the hbse ia
mourning to the grave the moiuale
bad been astonished sad
a remark of toe bereaved hb ,
which saow ow litwtle  ey
soul one m acquir se mdlý
the constant dropplings of the a n
tuary. Mr. Fortoner, a short pd
stumpy old man, being a little lam
with rhouutntism and kaving as
adult rehiltile present to leas
had taken his pastor's arm Ia
the more comfoxstabty to lead the
solemn procession.
"Yes, Parson, I'm left ml "h*
alone," be sighed in answer to as
other worldly suggestion. "fl al .
powerful loppin' oft for ma. I dT
feel the loss of Miss Fort*W i
ly. $n Anathou, IL
much obliged to ye of yoead g
somebody that yo thinr .llap.he.
fill her place. Not nowjlarenes We
orter he thitnkin' of other thlegs
now. t 4 fitteu time, PatJea -
tItten ti ."e
As the clergyman Idpali "
the concluded service, he -m .
sadly upon this request,;aparaldl
even imlis large esperieao Iu u
and narrow typs-of o bf
Then _o he flected hatpjtl ..
neither was he fte from mawienb
thoughts on funeral ,
ing to mind bow, wlils blte uroat
was opened in prayer beeleo
grave, his eyes had dwelt Wlth
the neggWit-T* -ae l -
Church, anbd bielad ngo-gewio
white paint wherewitb to eaysn
weatherastained !eprosy. Urisrinl
over such aijtability of deelama
feeling, he lt.aneed of the saegi.
nity of solitudae. Isate l,
of walking home by th aeow
blinhg highway, he turneds p "
descended a lonely path
mbaeiis of pthoe U
Imagine hu no thsraerkgga i
looa mi.sw the black itrega
across a 8lygi a river, witon .
ing an exchange of 1
kisses between his ta wada4
that wild Iace Riddle.
good mah git an lbysteats
to scream aloud over a
at the moment seemed .s
one of sin than oft . "1 4a
became abt aed Ar ftea SW
did not sant-then slle IHtý 
had b dinicsea In *tda r
linT reseeeade4 ly the
shadows eteV
of boill w hs tH
tothe .
wa ter, etir la Ser i

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