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FOX AND GELSE
GRANDMOTHER'S BIRTHDAY
The Pool OP HEZEKIAH .
A REVIEW AT CHELSEA
IN GREAT DISTRESS
T: HAPPY DAYS OF CHARLES I

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MAP OF ENGLAND IN THE MAMMOTA PERIOD
THE ARAB STORY-TELLER
CHATSWORTH
FRENCH NOTABLES
THE FISHBRMAN'S WIDOW
SINGING FOR BREAD

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Academic Annual, An old .

PAGE 1

I

80, 716

Cuttle-Fishes, Gigantic

502 New WORLD AND THE OLD, Tar, cont. :-

Alphabets

121

Hochelaga

331

America and England

37 David WADDLE'S SPECULATIONS, 513, 529, 515, Implements and weapons of the Stone

American Wedding, An

533

561, 577

Age

395

Animal Trainers

431 Dead, Burning the

783 Ditto and Ornaments

492

Anthems, Russian and Englisti National 405 Dogs, Shepherds'

135 Lost Arts of Primitive Races 53, 620

Arah Story-tellers

456, 743

Arinies of Europe, mnie :

Physical Characteristics of Prehistoric

478 England and America

37

Men

696

Ashantee War, The

813 Ethnological Mares'-Nests

723

Antiquity of Man

740, 760

Atiu, Captain Cook's Visit to

jo

795

Atlantic Steamers, Lost

Unity and Continuity

277 FABLES, ORIGINAL :-

Unity of Man over the world

813

Auntio Kirsty's Visit to Glasgow : 481, 497 Never trust the Fox

8 New Zealand, Progress of

731

Crumbs of Charity .

8 Noses, A Chapter on.

28, 5H

BASHAN, The Land of Giant Cities, 280, 379, 175, The Point at Issue

8 Norwegian House, A : :

999, 461

521, 556, 597, 661, 760, 806 Not worth the Cost

Bells, The Spirits of the

826

Experience better than Advice

Oak-Galls and their Occupants

697

Big Ben, A Night with

582 Easy to Brag

Oak-Trees, Notable

63, 513

BIOGRAPHY:-

Keep to your Vocation :

Octopus of the South Pacific, The 639

Bonaparte Family, The .

821

Oxford Union, The

507

Chambord, The Comte de

667 The Bat would be a Bird

Charles I

413 The Lake and the Fountain

Paper Scraps, What to do with

811

Derby, The Earl of:

360 Flowers and Flower Shows

366 Parlez vons Francais ?

427

Edinburgh, Duke and Duchess of

French Post-Office, The

292 Parliament, Opening

261

Emmanuel, King Victor

555 Fungi :

Piano, The Domestic

309

George in

469

>

Plagiarism

Gordon, “ Chinese

745, 751

Gentlewomen, Distressed .

229

Poem, A Forgotten :

21

Granville, Earl

103

George III, A Story of

469

PORTRY:

Hastings, Warren

297

GIANT Ciries, The Land of the, 280, 379, 475,

Autumn Violets

639

Henry vil.

614

Holland, Sir Henry

521, 556, 597, 661, 760, 836

569

Cottage Music

93, 156

Gipsies, How sometimes true Fortune-

Covetous Man and the World, The 89

Kung, Prır.ce

782

tellers

473 Curtain, The

Lord, John Keast

23

"God save the Queen" :

" Father is coming"

405

Lutber as Hymnwriter

569

232

Goldsmith's, Oliver, Journey to Kentish

Grandmother's Song

Mill, John Stuart

73

Town

682 John Howard's Motto

Phillips, Professor John

524

Grandmother's Tales :

249

June, The Fourth of

3.9

Tyndall, Professor John

519

GUINEA, New, Notes on, 45, 96, 217, 245, 490, Livingstone

Walton, Izaak .

149, 187

Boating at Home and abroad

775, 822 My Ladybird :

711

Rest

090

Books, NOTES ON :-

Haddon Hall

Gibbon's “Decline and Fall of the

552

Sonnets of the Sacred Year, 15, 31, 47, 53,

Roman Empire"

Hallowe'en, A Tale of

54, 78, 96, 109, 128, 143, 169, 170, 199, 207,

107

Almanach des Gourmands :

Helping the Gardener

108

224, 240, 255, 272, 284, 303, 314, 336, 343,

681

Holy Fire at Jerusalem

Legal Bookmaking

360, 383, 392, 415, 428, 447, 463, 476, 487,

269

109

Selden's Library

Home Music

611, 518, 539, 552, 563, 683, 607, 622, 629,

109

309, 773

656, 664, 638, 703, 720, 735, 744, 757

Life of Lord Herbert of Cherbury 109

Tyndall, Professor, After reading Ad.

The Persian Letters

109 Impulse and Habit, Oddities of

13

dress at Belfast

677

Jack the Giant-Killer

109 “In Memoriam" and the Bible

71

Waiting at Home

736

Proof-shècts of Walter Scott's

Ireland under Edward vi

109

606

Winter

Glooms

40

Dr. Young's Poetry

109

Italy, The King of

555

Pope's Prison, Straws from the

437

Sale of the Valdarfer Boccaccio

572

Postage Stamps and Stamp Albums 62.

Richardson's Novels

673 Japan, English in

165 Puns and Punning

693, 757

Literary Fame

673 Jerusalem, Holy Fire at

269

Gulliver's Travels

573 Jews and Spartans, Supposed Relation- Reformatory and Refuge Union

471

Gray's "Elegy'

576 ship

724 Rice : the Food-corn of the East

253

Letter-Writers

576

Road, Some Reminiscences of the

456

Printing and Sale of Sermons

674 Kinder Garten, The

685

Damberger's Travels

Rome, The Suppression of the Religious

574

Orders in

Smith's Wealth of Nations":

337, 451

675

Rome, Some Glimpses into the sup-

Biair's Sermons

Landseer's Spot of Red, Sir Edwin

575

376

Boston, The Centennial Tea-party in

Ling Tam Tamson

pressed Convents in

789

417, 433, 419, 465

629, 651

Russian and English National Anthems 405

British Isles, The early Geography of 421

Leighton, Unpublished Letter of

805

London Strects, Names of

Russian Marriages

350)

101

Luther

Cambridge, Unattached Students at

29

as Hymnwriter and Musical

Safe and Speedy, The

Composer

Capital, How to get

316, 329, 316

133

232

Sale of Callowfields, The, 593, 609, 625, 611, 657,

Cashmere, Notes on

42

673, 689, 706, 721, 737, 763

Caterpillar Marches

600

MAIDEN MAY, 1, 17, 33, 49, 65, 81, 97, 113, 129, Sea-Serpents

195

CENSUS, CURIOSITIES OF THE :-

115, 161, 177, 193, 209, 225, 241, 257, 273, Shepherds' Dogs

135

How takon - Enumerators - Area in-

289, 305, 331, 337, 353, 369, 385, 401

505

cluded-Total results

Shepherdess, The Little

7 MandariN'S DAUGHTER, The, 393, 409, 429, 145, Stage Coaches, The Nomenclature of 503

House-building-Sexes-Houseless ones

461, 470, 401, 606, 626, 539, 570, 688, 602, Straws from the Pope's Prison

437

- Criminals-- Reformatory and other

616, 631, 618, 665, 678, 702, 718, 730, 745, Switzerland revisited

Schools-Pauperism

117

764, 779, 793

Trades-Professions-Army-Domestics MATTHEW MORRISON, 42, 60, 77,90, 110, 126, 140, Tabernacle, Ancient Plan of

312

- Labourers

205

154, 166, 190, 202, 221, 238, 250, 271, 294, Tennyson, Alfred, and the Bible

71

Under Government–The Church-The

300, 314, 332

509

Law- Scholastic - Domestic Ser.

Thunderstorm of 9th August, 1843

Mogapode, The Mour :l-building

200 Torres Straits and New Guinea. 45, 217, 21.5

vants.

325 Millennial Speculations

128

Toilers and Moilers-Trades and Handi:

Trojan Antiquities

Moving House

438, 415

crafts.

Tyrolese Tales and Legends

Muscular Notion, The great

390

726

Occupations of women – Matrimonini Musical Discords

252, 414

Statistics

Unattached Students at Cambridge

Music, Home, as it is, and as it might be 773

23

511

Our Foreign Population :

Unwelcome Obstruction in a Country

615 Musicians, Some Notes on

168

Charles I, Last Night of

Stroll

113

569

Chatsworth

505 NATURAL HISTORY ANECDOTES :-

Chinese, Theories of the origin of the 374 Animal Trainers

431

Venus, The Transit of

Christmas Debts

804 Caterpillar Marches

Verona

600

Commerce and Industry, Life Cost of

709 Cuttle-Fishes.

Verona, The Churches of

31)

502, 638

Constable, Send for the

311 Dog, A Musical—The Sheep-stealer and

Victoria Falls, Zambesi

833

Conversation, About

85

his Dog-The Two Dog Friends-

Coffee Houses for the People

33

The Story of a Rover - Tiger tasto

What's in a Name?

801, 817

Cook, Captain, Visit to Atia

10

ing Blood - Young Otters

634

Wife, Spying out a

615

Cow, Sagacity of the .

727 NEW WORLD AND THE OLD, THE:-

Wife, Ten Points of a Good

5

Cremation

782 Explanatory and Introductory

22 Wit and Humour, or .

615

Crucifixion, Site of the

198 An Old Story of the New World

120

Womon, Middle-aged

731

Custom, How to Catch

69 Glimpses of Prehistoric Times

182

Outtle-Éishes, Among the.

633 The Remains of a City of the Stone Age 263 ! Yardley, and other notable Oak-Trees · 618

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TAGE
African Slave Trade, and Pro-
posed Railway

703

Agricultural Labourers in 1826 576

Air-Bells in France

64

All the Difference.

592
Amen in Church Music. 704
American Advice as to Female
Education

320
American Love for England. 432
Ancestors and Relations 607
Animals, Performing

592
Anthropology:

644

Arnold of Rugby :

63

Ashantee War.

79, 672

Atlantic Submarine Cable 304

Aucuba Japonica

160

Baker, Sir Samuel, on Africa 207

Battle

692

“Be Courteous"

656

Bedford and the Harpur

Charity

112

Beetle, Potato:

223

Bellringer, A Walking

592

Bench and Bar at Play

608

Bibles, Ancient

800

Bible Society Meeting Sixty

Years ago

816

Birkenhead Transport Ship 2-10

Bismarck and Gortschakoir. 112

Bismarck at Home.

288

Bismarck on Ultramontanism 192

Blackbeetles

176
Bookbinders

800

Books, Print many

Good 240

Bore on the Severn

38$
Bradford Chimes
Brewers' Measure

79
Building with Rotten Bricks. 96
Burning Papers and Letters. 560
Butter Adulteration

49
Cumbridge, Anti-papal Pro.
test from

784

Capada, Emigration to 112, 736

Candlesticks

640

Candlish as a Preacher: 79

Carlist Sympathisers

256

Carrasco

159

Cats protecting Property 320

Centenarian, A

761

Change

608

Channel Tunnel

752

Charity Organisation Society 612

Charles 1, Coffin of, at Windsor 416

Charles x, Coronation of 176

Chelsea Old Church

769

Church, Purchase in the 464

Civilisation and Longevity 816

Clerical Incoines in Now York 176

Clerks and Mechanics

624

Coaching Days

816
Coal and Fuel in London in

the Seventeenth Century 607

Coal Dross

192

Cockcrowing

660

Codrington, Sir Edward

49

Confession

368

Conjuring

816

Constable and the “Edinburgh

Review"

320

Convalescent 'and Seaside

Home for Orphans

671

Copyright of a Song

692
Cottage Poetry

560
Criticism by Young Men 608
Currency Paper

223
Darwinism

8.40
David the King

256
Pebt, National

79
Decoration Day

784
Deep-Sea Suundings

752
Derventwater Floating Island 672
Despondency

523

Dinna of the Ephesians. 463

Dickens on “The Turf" 320
Dickens overtasked

336
Diminutives

544
Dinner, Sitting after

621
Dinners, Novelties in

751

Discharged Prisoners' Aid

Society.

79

Dispensaries

16

Doctors see Poople with icasi

Disguise

479

Dog-fights and Pigeon alatches 784

Dukes, Creation of

432

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Eastward Position.

751
Ecclesiastical Property in the

Labourer, Expense of a, with Probate and Legacy Duti
Wife

449

Prosecutor, Public

United States

160 Ladak

512 Pullman's Cars

Edinburgh's, Duke of, Mar- Ladies' Dress described by a Pumping Machinery

riage Treaty

351 Lady

64

Edinburgh Academy Jubilee

Lake Dwellings

144

Railway Accidents

Year

80 Land, Free

96

Eels.

Railway Break, Heberlein

591 Landseer Family, The

32

Railway Progress and P

Egypt as it is :

752 Laud's Ritualism

560

spects.

Egypt, Slavery in .
31 Lawrence Scholarship

80

Railway Statistics :
Ely Chapel
30+ Libel

575
Emigrants, 112, 192, 416, 528, 610,

Railway Whistle
Lifeboat services in 1873

159 Ransom, Conveyance of a

736 Lightning Conductors

752 Recommendation of a Teach

Eucalyptus Globulus 80, 621

Lincoln's Dream, Abraham 255 Recruits for the Army

Eucharis Amazonica Culture' 528

Liquorice

32, 14

Regrets, Last

Euphrates Valley

287 Literature, Development of

Evil, The Permission of

Reporting Forty Years ago
143 Periodical

449

Reverend as a Title
Livingstone, Dr.

16, 224
Fall River

Rice as Nutritious Diet.

208 Livingstone Memorial

514

Feet, Lotion for sweetening the 675

Riches, Unsearchable

Livingstone on Missions

512 Roman Candles

Female Artificial Deformity. 384 Lobsters and Crabs

671 Roman Libraries

Female Character known by Lodging-honse and Hotel:

Rome, Crowding to
the Footsteps

256
keepers cautioned

736

Rome and the Bible

Female Graduates .

592 London Missionary Society 623 Romish Perverts

Filter, Poor Man's.

16 London

49, 61, 576, 671 Russell's Protest, Earl, agains

Fire Brigade, Metropolitan 671

Longevity

704

Popery in Gerniany

Formosa

E00 Luther's Defocts

528 Russia in Asia

Fox

and Geese

80 Luther's First Study of the Russian Choral Singers

French Provincial Mayor,

Bible

49

Russian Crown Jowels

Difficulties of a

656 Luther's Work

501

Russian Trousseau 338,

Friendly Societies

18 Luther Festival at Sonnenberg 640

Fur Trade of Leipsic

113
Macdonald, Flora

609 Sand-Blast for Cutting and

Garibaldi and his Sympathisers 331 Madeley.

38+

Engraving

Germany, Emperor of

404 Madrid

287

Sardines

Ghent Savings Bank

576

Alagic, Naturi

816

Scaligers, The

Ghosts by Chemistry

624

Majendie and Sir C. Beli 666

Scottish Census

Gibraltar, Siege of.

Malagasy Christians

463

Scottish School Boarils

Gladstone, Mr., on the Pro- Manning's, Archbishop, Lent

Serfdom in Scotland

spects of Popery in England 800 Indulgences

351 Servants.

God, Fatherhood of
575 Ment Prices

32 Service in London:
Gordon, Chinese
751 Milk, Bottled :

624

Shakespeare and Milton com-

736 Milton

607, 704

memorates!

C

Greece, Modern

289

Minnesota, A Bishop's Workin 592 Sherman's Chateni in Cloud.

Grinnell

623

656

Miracle, Possibility of

land

Grote and the Litorary club: 304

dionkey, Dog-headed

768 Shoeblack Brigade Home 3

Guinea, New

Music of Ship Life .

176

Sierra Leone

Gun, The Eighty-one ton 511

Silkworms from Japan :

Gweedoro

15 Needlework in Board Schools 159

Skye described by Dr. Jolinson 67

Nelson's Famous Signal 48

Slavery in Egypt

3

Hair and Hair-dyeing

238
Newspaper Copyright

450 Social Science Congress 59
Handel in France

180
Newspaper Statistics

528

Somerville, Mrs., described
Harvey Memorial Window 480 New York, Cooper Institute . 288

by Maria Edgeworth .

Hastings, Warren, Cup. 332 New York, Railway Signal Sparrows

Highland Emigration

523 Office, A

575 spectrum Analysis announceu 641

Highlanders, Forty-second 369

Nightingales

609
Home after a Pleasant Tour.

Spurgeon on English Scenery 334
656
Norwegian Houses : 899, 464 St. Columba's College

304

Heps

784

St. Helena

800

Horse Forage:
63 Offertory Statistics

479
St. Paul's Cathedral

240, 592
Hospital Sunday Fund. 70.
Olney Church Restoration 419

Strikes and Interference

House Building

783 Orchids in England in Spring 352 with Liberty of Labour in

Howard, John, Medal of

256

America

31

Human Faces in a Natural Pacific Railway

288

Sultan's Treasury, The 63

Substance

703

Palmerston, Lord

Sumner's, Mr., Civil Rights

Huxley and
Carpenter :

768
Paper Church.
479 Bill

701
“Papist or Protestant, or Both

Superstitions, Curious :

591
Iceland's Millennial Jubilee . 416 Between"

480
Suttee

072

Illuminating

Parenthesis

624

Syria, Religious Sects in 479

Inch Measure.

512 Paris in Siege

856

India, Famines in .

224 Parks of London

45

Tases on Thrift

352

India, Overland Route to 208 Parliaments, The Age of 160 Tea Legend

692

India a Field for Civil Engi. Partridges and Pigeons at St. Temper, A Cure for Loss of 396

672 Paul's Church

Indian Nomenclature

Temple, Ground Plan of the. 111

100

Pauper Statistics

704 Thames Fishery

800

Insanity
and Intemperance 15 Peat in Ireland

512

Thiers' Republican Confession 160

Irish in Scotland

16, 752 Petrarch, Garibaldi on

610 Tichhorne Case, The

304

Irish National Schools :

32

Plimsoll, Mr., honoured by

672

Irish

Titicaca, Lake

Tenant-Right, Mr.

Seamen

479 Toronto

Froude on

31 Police and Constabulary Force 16

Tradesmen's Accounts

Irish Sea-coast Fisheries

237 Pope, The, and Poor Young

Troy, More Discoveries at 418

Irish Railways

512 Girls

432 Tudor Shoes in Windmill Strcet 490)

Irish Tours

541
Popery in England, Mr. Glad:

Turf, Dickens on the

320
Isidore, Decretals of

416 stone on the Prospects of 800

Popish Literary Propagandism 514 United States.
Jeffrey, Francis, and his ass.

31, 160, 384
480 Popish Miracles of Recent Date 624 Useful Lesson, A

176
Jesuit Fathers at Play
656 Popish Perverts

306
Jet, Whitby
208 Poplar, Black

464 Vanilla Aromatica.

3'3
“Just as I am",
192 Population, Density of

6+

Vine, A Monster
Population of the United
Kent, Value of Land in . 672 Kingdom

514 Weigh House Chapel
Kett's Oak

03 Porches for the People : 528 Wife, A Perfect
Kindly Hint, A
288 Portsmouth Soldiers' Institute 416 Wills, Curious

15
Knight's Tour, The

64 Potatoes froin Two Points of Wilmington “Long Van" 50

Knowledge on Earth incom-

View

608 Words, Four Great.

168

pleto
6-10 Poultry :

591
Prayer
6+ Yarkand.

450
Labour, An Employer's View of 112 Preserved Fruits and Vege-
Labour Sermos
46 tables

576

Zanzibar Treaty

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soen beyond a few hundred fathoms from the shore,

on which the dark leaden-coloured waves broke
BY WILLIAM H. G. KINGSTON.

lazily in with that sullen-sounding roar which ofien
CHAPTER 1.-ON THE PIER.

betokens the approach of a heavy gale.
It was a gloomy evening. A small group of fisher- On the north side of the river was a wide extent

men were standing at the end of a rough wooden of sandy ground, where the vegetation consisted of
pier projecting out into the water and forming the stunted furze-bushes and salt-loving plants with
southern side of the mouth of a small river. A leaves of a dull pale green, growing among patches
thick mist which drove in across the German Ocean of coarse grass, the roots of which assisted to keep
obscured the sky, and prevented any object being the sand from being blown away by the fierce wintry
No. 1149.-JANUARY 3, 1874,

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PRICE ONE PERSY.

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gales which blew across it. On the right hand of the youngest, habited like the rest in fisherman's

| the fishermen as they looked seaward, and beyond costume, was seen approaching from the largest of an intervening level space, rose a line of high cliffs the cottages on the level ground. His face, though of light clay and sand extending far to the south-weather-beaten, glowed with health, his forehead ward, with a narrow beach at their base. Parallel was broad, his bright blue eyes beaming with goodwith the river was a green bank, on the sides of nature and kindly feeling. He was followed by a which were perchod several cottages, the materials stout fisher-boy carrying a coil of rope over his composing them showing that they were the abodes shoulders and a basket of provisions in his hand. of the hardy men who gained their livelihood on the Two other lads, who had been with the men on the salt deep. The palings which surrounded them, the pier, ran to meet him. sheds and outhouses, and even the ornaments with · They are doubtful about going to sea to-night. which they were decorated, were evidently portions What do you think of it, father?" said the eldest. of wrecks. Over the door of one might be seen the “There is nothing to stop us that I see, Ben, figure-head of some unfortunate vessel. An arbour, unless it comes on to blow harder than it does now, not rustic but nautical, was composed of the carved answered Adam, in a cheery voice. “The Nancy work of a Dutch galliot; indeed, the owners of few knows her way to our fishing-grounds as well as we had failed to secure some portion of the numerous do, and it must be a bad night indeed to stop her." hapless vessels which from time to time had been “What do you think of it, Adam ?” asked two or driven on their treacherous coast.

three of the men, when he got among them. On the level ground between the cliff and the Halliburt turned his face seaward, sheltering his river stood two or three other cottages. One, the eyes with his hand from the thick drizzle which the largest of them, appeared to be built almost entirely mist had now become.• of wreck wood, from the uneven appearance pre- “If the wind holds from the south-east there will sented by the walls and roof, the architect having be nothing to stop us,” he answered, after waiting a apparently adapted such pieces of timber as came to minute. It is likely, however, to be a dirtier night hand without employing the saw to bring them into than I had thought for-I will own that. Jacob, more fitting shape; the chimney, however, and the he said to his youngest boy,“ do you go back and lower portions of the walls, were constructed of hewn stay with your mother, she wants some help in the stone, taken probably from some ancient edifice long house, and you can look after the pigs and poultry demolished. Though the exterior of the cottage, before we are back in the morning." with its boat and fish-sheds, looked somewhat rough, Jacob, a fine lad of ten or twelve years, though it had altogether a substantial and not uncomfortable he looked older, seemed somewhat disappointed, as appearance.

he had expected to have gone to sea with his father The most conspicuous object in the landscape was and brothers. Without attempting, horever, to exa windmill standing a little way to the southward postulate, he immediately turned back towards the on the top of the cliff. Its sails were moving slowly cottage, while the rest of the party proceeded to the round, but their tattered condition showed that but Nancy, a fine yawl which lay at anchor close to the a small amount of grist was ground within.

pier. Such was the aspect of the little village of Hurl. She was quickly hauled alongside, when some of ston and its surroundings towards the end of the last the men jumped into her. Before following them, century. It was not especially attractive-indeed, few Adam Halliburt took another glance seaward. The scones would have appeared to advantage at that wind drove the rain and spray with greater force moment; but when sunshine lighted up the blue than before against his face. dancing waters, varied by the shadows of passing “We will wait a bit, lads," he said. « There is clouds, the marine painter might have found many no great hurry, and in a few minutes we shall make subjects for his pencil among the picturesque cot- out what the weather is going to be." tages, their sturdy inhabitants, the wild cliffs, and His own sons and some of the men remained in the yellow strand glittering with shells.

the boat, knowing that he was not likely to give up Farther inland the country improved. On the his intention unless the weather speedily became higher ground to the south were neat cottages rising much worse. Others followed him back to the pieramong shrubberies, the parish church with its square head, over which the spray beat in frequent showers, tower, and yet farther off the mansion of Sir Regi- showing that the sea had got up considerably, even nald Castleton, in the midst of its park, with its since they had left it. broad lake, its groen meadows and clumps of wide- They had retreated back a few paces to avoid the spreading trees, surrounded by a high paling for salt showers. Adam still seemed somewhat unwilling bidding the ingress of strangers and serving to to give up putting to sea, when the dull sound of å secure the herd of graceful deer which bounded gun from the offing reached their ears. Another and amidst its glades.

another followed. The fishermen-regardless of the driving mist, “There is a ship on Norton Sands," observed one which, settling on their flushing coats and sou’-westers, of the men. ran off them in streamlets—kept turning their eyes * Those guns are too far off for that,'' answered seawards, endeavouring to penetrate the increasing Halliburt. gloom.

Two others followed, and then came the thunder"Here comes Adam Halliburt!” exclaimed one of sounding reports of several fired together. them, turning round; “we shall hear what he thinks “I was sure those were not guns of distress. They of the weather. If he has mado up his mind to go come from ships in action, depend on that; and the to sea to-night, it must come on much worse than it news is true we heard yesterday, that the French now is to keep him at home."

and English are at it again,” exclaimed Adam. iI As these words were uttered, a tall man á little thought we shouldn't long remain friends with the past middle age, strongly built and hardy-looking as Mounsiers."

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