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from the mouth of a child! In short, it becomes | Latin Paulus, by way of example, becomes the babe, baby. Father and child, papa and baby, are Spanish Pablo. The reader may find the semicomplements one of the other, mutual correlatives in labial F fully discussed in Donaldson's “Varroword and fact. And let me remark here also that nianus." The earliest dental, D, combines easily the form of the word Babel is worth reconsideration. with the labials, and is clearly a modified P or half

Horne Tooke showed, more than eighty years ago, B. Probably all the lip letters in our alphabet, as that “all our words, even those that are expressions well as the dentals, spring from only two primaries, of the nicest operations of our minds, were originally one of which is copied from the lips, the other from borrowed from the objects of external perception." the hand. They are all mutually interchangeable, Well, if words are borrowed from things, there not only from one language to another, but often arises a presumption at least that symbols or letters in the same language. In reading different lanemployed to represent words are also borrowed from guages_no character has given me so much trouble things. In point of fact, our ten fingers have deter- as $. It disappears and reappears in a most fugitivo mined our decimal system of arithmetic.

and tantalising manner. But it would be impossible, These same fingers have been used as copies for probably, on any hypothesis to assign the original the primary elements of the Roman notation. We of each letter. This, however, is not of very great have I, II, III, IIII, as on clocks and watches-plain importance. If a beginning is once made, the thing imitations of the four fingers.

goes on, must go on.

“Ce n'est que le premier pas But how did V come to indicate five ? Look at qui coute"; it is only the first step which is difficult. your open hand, with the thumb on one side, dis- What I have here written occurred to me twelve tended from the four fingers kept together on the years ago. Some seven years since I was delighted other, and you have a natural V.* So much for the to find that Professor Melville Bell had arrived at left hand. Proceed now similarly with the fingers of similar conclusions. In his pamphlet on " Visible the right, and they lead us up to ten, represented by Speech"-my copy has the date 1865—he says : X, or two V's. A basis of number is thus obtained

"The idea of representing sounds by letters is no from our own bodies, which basis may be amplified novelty; it is as old as the first alphabet. Nor, and modified to an indefinite extent. I need scarcely perhaps, is the idea new of designing the forms of observe that the mode of writing four and nine-IV | letters so as to suggest their sounds. Some prinand IX-in our Bibles, for instance, irere after im- ciple of association-pictorial or otherwise directive provements.

- must have guided the framers of all original It seems to be unquestionable that obscure and un- alphabets. It is even likely that, in many cases, wieldy hieroglyphs were long antecedent to system- the mouth itself may have been the model copied in atised alphabets. But so was the standard yard the letters. But although this principle of symbolisameasure long preceded by the variable cubit and tion may have been kept in view by the designers of arm's length. The standard inch rose from a finger’s primitive letters, it has evidently been quite lost breadth, and this again was measured by barley- sight of by subsequent alphabetarians. These seem corns. Ages passed away before any exact system to have been guided merely by associations and conof weights was elaborated. Thirty-two dried grains venience. Familiar forms were adopted from old of the staff of life” were reckoned as the weight of alphabets in reducing new languages to writing, a small and now very old penny. Twenty of these and symbols for unrepresented sounds were selected ill-coined pennies were an ounce in weight, the coun- or invented to harmonise with the other charactors. terpart of an inch in measure. Weights and measures Then all became arbitrary, as alphabets remain to are not arbitrary, not an invention ; they are copied this day, leaving only here and there faint fossil from the human body, or from things very near to traces of the original representative principle-like us, and essential to human life. So numbers and footprints in the buried sandstone—to reveal the their symbols from the hand, so primary letters from secrets of an earlier world." And again, “I went the mouth. Nature's ways aro one and of a piece to the same source from which, as I conceive, the They start uniformly from very simplo beginnings; earliest alphabetarians derived their symbols, and and in working out any system we are at first liable constructed from the mouth itself, a new set of repreto a maximum of error. It is only after innumerable sentative letters." partial failures, slow attempts, that we arrive at a maximum of truth. If we look at alphabets in the light of the organs

ODDITIES OF IMPULSE AND HABIT. of speech, we find the lips represented by the most numerous class. But lip-sounds are dependent to


THERE are few persons of any literary liking at some extent upon education and physical surround- all who have not heard or read of Doctor ings over which we have no control. Upper class Johnson's curious habit of numbering and in a education or a level country develop lip-speech, manner caressing the posts in Fleet Street. He did while a good deal of manual labour or a hilly it frequently, we are told, and if he happened to pass country strengthen the gutturals, or throat-speech. one of them unnoticed would recollect the omission, In the relaxing atmosphere of tropical climates the and retrace his steps to perform the act, as if in strong consonants of northern languages disappear, satisfaction of his conscience. What was the motive and soft sounds increase.

which instigated, or the feeling which underlay, this If we search for historical sequence among these absurd practice of the learned doctor?

The question lip letters, it will appear evident that while B and M may stand over for the present, while we cite other are contemporaneous, P is later, and nothing else instances of a kindred sort, which may perhaps serve than B reduced by nearly one-half , that V is later to cast some light upon

it. still, since it is numerical and taken from the hand, Many years ago a fellow-student of the writer, is left-handed, is easily vocalised into y, which occupying the same sleeping-room-a lad who afterreturns again to a semi-consonant power, for the wards rose to eminence in the legal profession-had

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the habit, on retiring to rest, of touching with the where he pined in solitude for years, until the revoforefingers of each hand certain objects in the room, lution of 1830, which put an end to the rule of the calling them at the same time by the several priests, set him at liberty. numbers (not names) he had as propriated to them. Most of us, at some time or other, have experienced The objects were ten in number, being articles of a morbid impulse urging us to do something we ought furniture, one or tiro books, the lock of the door, and not to do. Sometimes it is an impulse to laugh when his slippers. This ceremony he porformed as regu- we are under an obligation to be serious-sometimes

— larly as his devotions, and apparently with as much an inclination to blurt out a fact which good manners seriousness, and always the last thing before getting requires us to be reticent about. Very frequently it into bei.

is the impulse to rush into danger which common A celebrated Scotch author was occasionally moved sense and our natural instincts teach us to avoid. by some strange impulse to leave his study or fire- Nervous persons tell us that in the presence of any side for his dressing-room, there to take his razors sudden and unlooked-for peril they can with difficulty from their case, strop thein carefully a certain resist the temptation to incur it, even when they know number of times, and then replace them-having no the act would be fatal; and they are deterred from occasion to make use of them.

exposing themselves to risk by the fear that this The late Rev. Mr. for over forty years a nervous impulse should overmaster them. There dissenting minister, was the subject of singular can be little doubt that many a so-called suicide has impulses, which he never thought of resisting at the been only the acting-out of such nervous impulsesmoment, whatever may have been his thoughits after and perhiaps the same may be said of many a crime. he had obeyed them. He might, for instance, be very lately the writer was walking near the edge of discussing some moot point of theology with a friend a lofty cliff with a party of ladies and gentlemen out during a walk, when he would suddenly, in the for a holiday ramble. A turn in the pathway gave midst of a sentence, start off at a run-perhaps to us a sudden view of the vale lying far below, and of overtake a trotting horse before it reached a par- the river running through it. One of the gentlemen ticular spot-perhaps to take a flying leap over a rushed forward as if about to plunge leadlong, crygate or a running stream, or it might be a wheel- ing out at the same time, "Save me! save me!” barrow, or truck, or a bale of goods which caught He was caught by a friend before reaching the brink, his attention in the distance. A common thing with and, in a state of utter prostration, had to be taken him was to challenge his interlocutor, in the midst back to his hotel. He assured us that he lind no of an argument, to the performance of some gym- power to resist the impulse that came upon himnastic feat, which he would himself accomplish that he had long been aware of his complete want of forth with, and then vanish from the field. Going control under such circumstances, and that he would once with a party of friends to see a famous oak, on no account have gone with the party had he known the enormous growth of centuries, while all were that any such trial was in store for him. lost in admiration at the huge proportions of the A very common impulse, and one which prevails tree, he suddenly swung himself up on one of the especially with the classes which have to make their depending branches, ran along it, and swarming up own way in the world, is the impulse to be ever doing the trunk like a monkey, was soon lost to view something. Some men cannot be idle or unemployed ; among the foliage ; nor did he deign to emerge from if there is nothing worth doing to be done, they will his hiding-place, or to respond to appeals from the do something that is not worth doing, or that ought friends below, until the whole of the party had left not to be done. The restless backwoodsman of the ground. If remonstrated with on these singular America is described as whittling chips just to relieve outbreaks, he never apologised for them or seemed his itch for action ; even an honourable member of to think that any explanation was necessary, the legislature, we are told, will whip out his big

There lived in the neighbourhood of Bath for blade during a debate and whittle away at his desk many years an old sea officer who went by the name unless some provident functionary has had the foreof the Whistling Purser, a kind-hearted and bene- sight to provide a log of wood for the purpose.

The volent man, who bestowed a large share of his same impulse for action of some sort is manifested in income on the poor and needy, and was the unfailing a variety of ways. There is a large class of persons friend of the distressed.

was always to whom perfect rest and quiet are an affliction, whistling; morning, noon, and night, save when culminating in a state of the fidgets” not to be talking or at his meals, he was piping the one ever- endured. Perhaps it is this feeling as much as anylasting tune (which nobody ever identified as being thing to which are due those singular movements a tune) from his rounded lips. No accident or and contortions of body or countenance which strike event, however surprising or untoward, interfered us sometimes in the deportment of certain individuals with the flow of very questionable melody he con--grimaces not always pleasant to look at, and which stantly poured forth, and of which it was said, as we need be at no pains to describe. was indeed highly probable, he was himself for the The causes of the strango habits and stranger immost part unconscious.

pulses we have touched upon are not by any means During the popularly obnoxious rule of the Jesuits obvious to the inquirer. It may be that such habits under Charles the Tenth, we happened one day to be are partly hereditary, and as such explainable on present in the church of St. Roche, in Paris, when physiological grounds, or they may be the half-unthe organist, who had come to officiate at a solemn conscious expression of a peculiar mental condition ceremony, was seized with an irresistible desire to rendered recurrent by peculiar circumstances. The play the old revolutionary and incendiary tune, "Ca poet speaks of a mood of mind in which ira," and he struck it up accordingly, with a kind of insane fervour, on the combined powers of his instru

" The heart luxuriates with indifferent things, ment. It was a most unfortunate freak for the

Wasting its kindliness on stocks and stones, musician, who was incontinently hauled off to prison,

And on the vacant air;”

This man


a muod, we should imagine, to which few can be total strangers even in years of maturity, and the

Varieties. inanifestativn of which in little children is their most fascinating charm.

However this may be, the causes of the strange, INSANITY AND INTEMPERANCE. ---Professor Edgar Shephard and at times overmastering, impulses which lead of King's College, one of the consulting physicians of Colney

Hatch Asylum, says :-"It is beyond a doubt that the taste to acts as strange, must be looked for, we think,

for spirituous liquors and the habit of intemperance are growing in some unrecognised failure or derangement in the evils, productive of an annount of distress and misery which bodily organisation, and consequent defective health. defy calculation. Certainly, if any one is in a position to meaThe fact ihat a dispassionate man will act suddenly sure their effects, a superintendent of a lunatic asylum is. For in opposition to what would be the sober dictates of twelve years I have here watched and chronicled the develop

ment of the greatest curse which afflicts this country. From liis judgment, seems to point to cerebral disorder.

35 to 40 per cent. is a fairly approximate estimate of the ratio One thing, at any rate, is clear, and that is, that the of insanity directly or indirectly due to alcoholic drinks. It is constitutionally healthy and robust are rarely if ever scarcely necessary to say that the actual existence of intempethe subjects of these unaccountable impulses. rance in an individual member of society does not represent the

mischief which this unit inflicts upon it. There is the evil example ; there is the resultant poverty and distress to those dependent upon him-new factors of every malady ; there is

the transmission to posterity not only of various forms of Sonnets of the Sacred Year.

disease—notably derangements of nerve-tissue-but of a proclivity to drink, which is established by competent authorities

to be as hereditary as insanity itself.” BY THE REV, 8. J. STONE, M.A., AUTHOR OF "THE KNIGHT OF

GWEEDORE. -A tourist in Donegal last autumn, reporting INTERCESSION," "THE THANKSGIVING HYMN," ETC.

his adventures in “Land and Water,"mentions some interestSECOND SUNDAY'AFTER CHRISTMAS.

ing facts as to the relations of landlord and tenant, and the improved condition of the country :-"All the property here

What he has done for Gweedore "And when eiglit days were accomplished for the circum. belongs to Lord George Hill.

and its surroundings are matters of history. The people now, cising of the child, his name was called JESUS."-St. Luke although with respect to the illicit whisky-still covertly lawless, ii. 21.

are in all other respects civilised, orderly, and becoming more 'HE Name was uttered, and the deed was done,

industrious every day. Some thirty or forty years ago Lord ,

George found the place a savage wilderness, inhabited by savage Foretaste of all. The first drops of that rain tribes. It is no exaggeration to speak thus of the condition of That should wash white the world from Adam's stain

the people as they were in those days. The well-known

pamphlet, Facts from Gweedore,' publishel in 1834, graphiFell red to earth from the Incarnate Son;

cally details the sad picture. The most interesting incident And in that earnest the Great Name was won

during my short stay was the arrival of Lord George Thil him

self, the venerable benefactor of the district. He came over That tells of man redeemed from pain by pain, early in the day, having set out to take a drive of upwards of Of Eden, lost by pleasure, found again

twenty miles in an open car through a storm of wind and rain,

severe even for Donegal, that might have daunted the youngest By an atoning Passion here begun.

and heartiest man among us; but the veteran and father of his JESUS! by all the suffering and the shame,

tenants had a kind action to perform, so with all his weight of

years and snowy head he faced the storm. The chief shepherd By every awful witness of Thy Blood,

of the Gweedore portion of his property, a man who had served The Synagogue, the Garden, and the Rood,

Lord George faithfully for upwards of thirty years, had diedi


and was to be buried this day, and though the tempest kept Write on my heart Thy new absolving Name !

many of the shepherd's friends from his funeral, the master was The Name the fearful world shall quake before there, paying the last tribute of respect he could to his faithful

servant. Be mine in love to cherish and adore.

CURIOUS Wills. - It is a very agreeable thing to be a legatee ;

sometimes, however, a legacy comes clogged with a condition THE EPIPHANY.

which takes off a good deal of the pleasure accompanying its

receipt. It may not be an intolerable condition having to take “Lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them.

the name and arms of an old family, and give up some undis. They presented unto Him gifts ; gold, and frankincense, tinguished name for an historical or an aristocratic one in order

to inherit a fine estate, but it is often a burden to a widow to and myrrh."--St. Matt. ii. 9---11.

know that if she should give way to a natural wish and marry

again, she will lose all or the greater part of the money left to O Tongu:o* of heaven, whose silence eloquent, her by her husband. On such a condition large estates are

What time that night's evangel nearer fell, constantly being willed, and many of the bequests to widows Foretold the mystery of Emmanuel

are only so long as they remain unmarried. Occasionally the

condition on which legacies can be enjoyed is that the legateo To those far off, whose alien eyes intent

shall not become or be married to a Roman Catholic. The Kept faithful vigil toward the Orient:

Hon. Mrs. Araminta Monck Ridley, whose will was proved in

April, 1869, placed still further restraints on her legatees. She Star-Pilot of the watchful and the wise,

declares “that if any or either of my said childrell, either in Thus, speaking through my eastward-gazing eyes,

my lifetime or at any time after my decease, shall become or

marry a Roman Catholic, or shall join or enter any Kitualistic Win my soul on to the Divine Event.

brotherhood or sisterhood, then, and in any or either of the That so, soon kneeling at the Sacred Feet

saiul cases, the several provisions, whether original, substitutive, There only losing thee, my harbinger

or aceruing, hereby made for the benefit of such child or chil.

dren, shall cease and determine and become absolutely void.” With gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh,

lu olden times estates were often held in England by very

curious tenures. One of the most ancient in the north was the I, too, may make my offering complete :

tenure by a horn. The superior lord, who miglit be the king, World's wealth, heart's worship, and life's suffering,

gave possession of the land by the gift of a horn, and the laud Meet for my Fellow-Man, my Crod, my King.

was lield on condition of its being blown, so as to give notice whenever there was any danger or an actual inroad of the Picts,

In modern times we have property held by a more curious * Lingua coli is the expression of St. Augustine, referring to the star. tenure still. Mr. Henry Budu, by liis will, proved in February, This payment gives to the different men in his employ £10 each ; “but to would be so small that no person above actual destitution would those who persist in wearing the moustache, £5 only.” Testators have any difficulty in making it, while the destitute would sometimes even venture to touch feminino attire ; for we find either be assisted to pay or would avail themselves of the Poor Mr. James Robbins, whose will was proved in October, 1864, Law dispensaries. At first the whole of the sums so received declaring “that, in the event of my dear wife not complying should bo periodically divided among the medical officers, the with my request to wear a widow's cap after my decease, and in other expenses being defrayed by the honorary subscribers; but the event of her marrying again, that then and in both such as the number of members increased further charges should be cases the annuity which shall be payable to her out of my estate made upon the fund derived from their contributions, until the shall be £20 per annum, and not £30.” As there was no stipu- institution became self-supporting. lation as to the time the widow's cap was to be worn, probably SIERRA LEONE. — Governor Pope Hennessy lately made the Mrs. Robbins found it easy to comply with the letter of the incautious and unfounded statement that liberated Africans, in request in her husband's will and yet indulge her own taste in the second generation, relapsed into heathenism. This rather the matter. In contradistinction to this example of a husband startling statement attracted attention from Mr. Hennessy's compelling his widow to wear the emblems of mourning for him

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1862, declares “that in case my son Edward shall wear mous- the contingencies of life, they throw foresight and tlırift to the taches, then the devise hereinbefore contained in favour of him, winds, and spend everything in self-indulgence, as it comes in, his appointees, heirs, and assigns, of my said estate called generally at the public-house. The medical profession is dePepper Park, shall be void, and I devise the same estate to my prived to a great extent of its just remuneration, which reacts son William, his appointees, heirs, and assigns. And in case to the detriment of the public in a variety of ways, and especially my said son William shall wear moustaches, then the devise in this, that, owing to the want of legitimate professional openherein before contained in favour of him, his appointecs, heirs, ings, young medical men are tempted to get up all sorts of and assigns, of my said estate called Twickenham Park, shall be special medical charities not really required, and injuriously comvoid, and I devise the said estate to my said son Edward, his peting with the general hospitals. He suggests that no grant appointees, heirs, and assigns." Mr. Budd is not singular in should be made to the managing committee of any dis. his objection to the moustache. Mr. Fleming, an appraiser pensary which will not undertake to require a small monthly and upholsterer of Pimlico, by his will, proved in April, 1869, payment from every person benefited by it.

official position. On inquiry it turns out that according to whether she mourned his loss or not, may be placed the provi. an elaborate census taken in 1860, there was then a population sions of the will, proved in May, 1868, of Mr. Edward Concanen; in Sierra Leone of 41,624, of whom 22,593 were born in the although the bequest is not niade to depend upon their obsert: colony, 15,782 were liberated Africans, and the remainder were ance, the testator says :- -“And I hereby bind my said wife immigrants belonging to different nations and races. While that'she do not after my decease offend artistic taste, or blazon the Protestant Christians then numbered 30,731, there were the sacred feelings of her sweet and gentle nature, by the exhi. only 1,734 Mohammedans and 3,351 Pagans. In other words, bition of a widow's cap.” A very peculiar obligation was im• the non-Christian element constituted about one-eighth of the posed on two of his legatees by Sir James South, the astronomer, population of the settlement. Since then, partly owing to whose will, with several codicils, was proved in 1868. By his emigration and other causes, the population of Sierra Leone will he gave a pocket chronometer each to the Earl of Shaftes. has rather decreased than otherwise. From Bishop Cheetham's bury, the Earl of Rosse, and Mr. Archibald John Stevens, and Charge delivered in 1871, and other trustworthy documents, it in one of his codicils he states they were so given to them in appears that the Episcopalians and Wesleyans alone number the fullest confidence that they would respectively use and wear between them nearly 29,000, besides Baptists and other denomi. them in the same manner as “I am in the habit of wearing my nations. It may therefore be confidently asserted that as chronometer--namely, in my pantaloon pocket, properly so regards liberated Africans in the second generation, they do called "--a sort of premium to try and perpetuate the old not relapse into heathenism, whatever may be the tone of their fashion of carrying the watch in the fob pocket, in vogue when Christianity. Sir James South was a young man. To quote one instance of

Dr. LIVINGSTONE. --In reply to a correspondent who asks a conditional legacy given nearly 100 years ago, we may refer to

how long Dr. Livingstone has now been absent from England, the codicil to the will of David Hume, the historian, wherein

the following extract from a letter to the editor by Livingstone's he leaves to his old friend Mr. John Home, of Kilduff (who dis

friend, the late Sir Roderick Murchison, will give the required liked port, and used to contend that “Home” was the correct

information. It was written June 14, 1870. “Dr. Lívingspelling both of his own name and Hume's), “ten dozen of my

stone left London on his last African expedition on the 10thold claret at his choice, and one single bottle of that other August, 1865. He spent the autumn and winter in Bombay, and liquor called port. I also leave to him six dozen of port, pro

landed at Mikindarry, in South Africa, a place to the north of vided that he attests under his hand, signed John Hume, that

the River Rosuma, on the 24th March, 1866. As we know that he has himself alone finished that bottle at two sittings. By he was in safety at Ujiji, on the east coast of the lake, 30th this concession he will at once terminate the only two differences May, 1869, we had then proof that he had spent three years that ever arose between us concerning temporal affairs.”Illus.

and two months in his arduous travels without a single trated London News.

European attendant or friend." This memorandum of Sir TRISH IN SCOTLAND.—Up to 1820 three distinct races of Roderick Murchison connects the record with Stanley's narramen divided the territory of Scotland. In the Lowlands, ex- tive of his search for Livingstone. cluding Caithness, Anglo-Saxons (so-called) were to be found; THE POLICE AND CONSTABULARY FORCE OF ENGLAND.-It Colts dwelt in the Highlands, while Norsemen occupied Orkney is shown by the special returns lately issued that the total and Shetland, and many a fishing, village on the coast. After police and constabulary force consists of 27,999 constables, of that date an irruption of Irish set in, and this grew to enormous whom 7,818 are constables of boroughs, 9, 678 county constables, dimensions in 1840. when railways began to be made. From 9,798 metropolitan police constables, including the dockyards 10 to 30 per cent. of the town population is now made up of and 705 constables of the City of London. The borough the Irish Celtic race. Such a body of labourers, of the lowest constables are in the proportion of one for every 770 of the class, with scarcely any education, cannot but have a most pre- population ; the county constabulary, of one for every 1,323 of judicial effect. These Irish do not seem to have improved by the population ; the metropolitan (deducting the dockyards), of their residence in Caledonia, and it is certain that by their

one for every 414 of the population of the metropolitan police contact they have deteriorated the native Scot. In the language district ; and the City of London, of one for every 106 of the of the Registrar-Gencral, “ It is painful to contemplate what | City population. The Royal Irish Constabulary numbers about may be the ultimate effect of this Irish immigration on the 13,000, and the Dublin Metropolitan Police ovur 1,000. morals and habits of the people, and on the future prospects of Poor Man's Filter.—At the Bethnal Green Museum a the country.”

simple contrivance was exhibited under the name of the Poor DISPENSARIES. -Sir Charles E. Trevelyan suggests that very Man's Filter. The idea is not new, and has been often carried sparing help should be given to • Dispensaries from the out, but not with instructions so explicit as are given by Mr. Hospital Sunday collection, or from any charitable source. Richard Sheward, the exhibitor of this specimen. It cousists These institutions, if properly organised and managed, ought to of a common garden or flower-pot, of some 9-inch diameter and be self-supporting; The really poor can still obtain gratuitous 10-inch depth. The drainage hole is stopped (not too tightly) help, but those able to pay ought to be ashamed of going as with a piece of clean sponge. A layer of about two inches of paupers. Medical attendance being an universal want of our animal charcoal is first placed in the pot, then a second layer state of society, especially in connection with family life, the of clean sand, upon which a layer of three inches of clean, habit of seeking it at the hand of charity has largely contributed coarse gravel is placed. The pot can be stood over an earthen to the formation of that pauper dependent spirit which disgraces jar, into which an abundant supply of pure water will filter for large sections of our population. Relying upon others for all all drinking purposes.








claimed Adam; "how came you to be left all alone
" Ayah gone.

I called, she no come back," AS

S Adam Halliburt and his son sprang into the answered the child.

cabin, they saw in a small cot by the side of a “This is no place for you, my little dear, we will larger one, a little girl, her light hair falling over take care of you,” said Adam, lifting her up and her fair young neck. She lifted her head and gazed wrapping the bedclothes round her, for she was at them from her blue eyes with looks of astonish- dressed only in her nightgown. ment mingled with terror.

Oh, let me go; I must stay here till my ayah Is no one with you, my pretty maiden ?” comes back," cried the child; yet she did not struggle, No. 1150.- JANUARY 10, 1874.




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