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and nineteen archers. He set out on June 23 or 24, and did ALL THE DIFFERENCE.- In the life of Dean Alford we read not reach York till the 4th of July. Percyhay, then sheriff of that the Lord Chancellor Cranworth offered him, in 1855, a Yorkshire, received it and sent it forward to London, under the lucrative living in Cornwall, which he declined, wishing to charge of six esquires (armigeri) and eighteen mounted bowmen. remain in or near London, with access to libraries and the They were ten days going and returning. This appears to have society of scholars, for the prosecution of his Biblical studies. been in those days rapid travelling.-- Rev. Joseph Hunter, F.S.A. After having made up his mind not to accept the living, he St. Paul's CATHEDRAL.—The visitor to St. Paul's Cathedral asked to see his lordship, the servant said his master Fas

went to call on Lord Cranworth to thank him. “When I cannot fail to have observed over nearly every stall on each side of the choir a label painted blue, on which, inscribed in letters engaged; then I said, 'I am not come to ask for anything, but

to refuse something offered.' 'Oh, sir, then I am sure he will of gold, is a short Latin sentence. Over the Latin words stands the name of each prebendal stall. The prebendaries of St.

see you,' was the reply.” An analogous incident occurred to a Paul's were bound to say the Psalter daily amongst them, and

more public personage, Dr. Chalmers, who was one day waited

upon by the Duke of Buccleugh, then a young man. Ushered these short Latin sentences give the first words of that section of the Psalter which fell to the lot of each particular prebendary. duke introduced his subject at once, by saying that he had

into the presence of Dr. Chalmers without announcement, the The Rev. W. Sparrow Simpson has transcribed from a manuscript of the fourteenth century, preserved among the archives derstood him to be a candidate for a living, and in rather

called about the presentation to a church. Dr. Chalmers unof the cathedral, a list of the names of the thirty prebends, to brusque manner said that he was overwhelmed with applications which is prefixed, in each case, the words of the Psalter, still to

on that matter. The name of his visitor, and the assurance be read over the stalls in the cathedral.

that it was only to consult as to the best man for the appointA WALKING BELLRINGER.-In Holyhead a singular custom ment, brought about a change in the doctor's manner, which prevails, which is noticed in old descriptions of the last century. may be conceived by those who knew his keen sense of humour, The church being in a valley, from which the sound of the bell his inbred veneration for aristocracy, and his genuine respect does not escape, a walking bellman summons the people to for the Duke of Buccleugh, already known to hiin by good service. He has a bell suspended from round his neck, which repute. he kicks with his knee as he parades the town.

Tea LEGEND. - In the “Kueng Fang Pu," a Chinese work A Bishor's WORK IN MINNESOTA.—The Right Rev. H. B. on natural history, under “ Ancient History of Tea,” an absurd Whipple, Bishop of Minnesota, writing to a friend, gives the story is related of the discovery of the tree in the T'sin dynasty. following account of a visit recently paid to one portion of his “In the reign of Yuen Ty, in the dynasty of Tsin (A.D. 217), diocese :-"A few days ago I spent some time in the forest an old woman was accustomed to proceed every morning at day. among the lumber camps. These lumber men are like your break to the market-place, carrying a cup of tea on the palm navvies, with more of the fortiter in re than suaviter in modo, of her hand. The people bought it eagerly; and yet from the very sons of Anak, and about as Canaanitish. I am afraid they break of day to the close of evening the cup was never exhausted. would be called anywhere rough. Imagine me in a rude log The money received she distributed to the orphans of the needy camp with thirty of these fellows. Their life is full of hard. beggars frequenting the highways. The people seized and con. ships. All depends on knowing what to say and do. Of course, fined her in prison. At night she flew through the prison window if wise, you know you can't have a full service. You tell them with her little vase in her hand ! " you have come as a friend to see them, and ask them to stand COPYRIGHT OF A Song. — The copyright of the song, " The up and say with you the Lord's Prayer which their mothers Lover and the Bird," by the late Signor Guglielmo, was lately taught them long ago : and all rise. Is it not strange ? One sold by auction at Messrs. Puttick and Simpson's, and bought by chokes, and another is moist about the eye ; a few collects and a Messrs. Ashdown and Parry for £716. lesson from the Bible; a hymn--sor

-some familiar one, as Rock of Ages' or • From Greenland's Icy Mountains.' You tell them,

FEMALE GRADUATES. — The Senate of the University of Lone as the time is theirs, if any of them wish to smoke, you have no

don have passed the following resolution by 17 votes to 10:objection. The sermon is plain, loving, and the dear old story

" That the Senate is desirous to extend the scope of the educa. about our Father and the Friend of every one who needs a friend tional advantages now offered to women, but it is not prepared at the right hand of God. You have no idea how these great

to apply for a new charter to admit women to its degrees.' rongh fellows will hang on one's words as if I was sent a SOCIAL SCIENCE CONGRESS.-The meeting this year is to messenger of life-bringing pardon. They have been blessed take place in Glasgow, from the 30th of September to 7th of services and may help some poor fellow on the way home." October. The Earl of Rosebery is president of the year, and the

BATTLE.- The peculiar interest of Battle (says the Rev. following arrangements have been made for the sections :--Loril Joseph Hunter, F.S.A.), lies in many circumstances : the high Lord Napier and Ettrick, Education ; Dr. Lyon Playfair, Health;

Moncrieff presides in the section of Jurisprudence and lar; authority of its history'; the vast amount of manuscript relating Sir George Campbell, Economy; Mr.

Frederic Hill, Crime and to it; the vast extent of the building, and the magnificent

Prisons. appearance which it must have presented in many of the approaches to it; the large amount of ruin which still remains. PERFORMING ANIMALS. –The “Leisure Hour" for July, But the very site inspires reverence when we remember that 1874, contains some interesting accounts of what actions animals here was fought the last battle which Englishmen ever waged may be taught to perform. Perhaps your readers with an invading foe, and that here perished in a dreadful com following notices of actions by animals without training. In a bat the last of an ancient line of sovereigns. But this kind of book of memoranda of this parish, collected by my late father, historic interest ends not here. We are presented with a hero the former rector, I find one respecting his horse :-"Every king “slain in war,” but we are presented also with a victor member of my family has seen my riding-horse, Walter, take the destined to be the first of a long line of princes, who from this handle of the stable pump in his mouth, and pump water into event take the beginning of the sway they have so long held in the trough in a stream.' England. It is related that the duke, as he reposed after the While living in Teesdale some years ago, I one day heard my battle, creamed that he heard a voice which said to him, “Thou pointer dog jump up at the thumb-latch of the larder door, three hast conquered ; seize upon the crown, and transmit it to a long and a half feet from the ground ; and going to see what he was posterity.” It is now more than eight hundred years since the voice about, I saw him eating a piece of pork which he had carried off was heard, or seemed to be heard, and there is every prospect from the apartment. He made use of his self-taught skill ou that the power then acquired by the Norman, modified as time another occasion to open the door of a friend's larder

, and carry goes on and men grow wiser, will descend in the same line for off a piece of beef weighing six pounds, a marrow-bone, and two centuries yet to come. The noble gateway, and other portions tongues from a pickle jar. of the abbey, remain. Hence we read with much surprise and A third performance I saw myself. I shut him into a friend's some concern what Professor Lappenburg has written, knowing kennel

where I was visiting, and he followed me into the house. that his high historical reputation has caused what he says to I shut him in a second time, and again he followed me into the be received throughout Europe as a true account :-“All these house. The kennel was enclosed by a high wall. The third visible monuments of the battle of Semlac and the conquest of time I shut him up I watched to see how he got out. The door England are no more ; crumbled and fallen are the once lofty opened inwardly. I saw the thumb-latch move, the door open halls of Battle Abbey, and by a few foundation-stones in the about an inch, and I got sight of his fore-paws resting on the midst of a swamp are we alone able to determine the spot where door-post. He hooked one foot round the door and pulled it it once reared its towers and pinnacles.” How much there is open. It was evident he had taken the latch in his teeth and that is mere rhetoric in this, those who now journey to the lifted it up. brave old place can testify.

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same, Mr. Habby; but you might feel for them as THE SALE OF CALLOWFIELDS.

can't fling their two tousand pounds' in everybody's face."

"Do not be angry, madame, I am sorry for you ; “ The world is too much with us, late and soon,

yes, I am sorry," said the little Frenchman, laying Getting and spending we lay waste our powers."

his hand upon his heart. “I wish you could have -Wordsworth.

leetle more lodgers in de first floor, peoples of good “I Go

GOT two tousand pound in de bank, and I don't conditions. I have speaken of your politeness, and care noting for nobody!”

how well you make des omelettes, to all my pupil; but “Very independent, and I wish I could say the dey are full of disdain at de name of de streetNo. 1186.-SEPTEMBER 19, 1874


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what you call him ?-I cannot make his name come “Lle's the best man in the world to keep waiting," -never!"

said Cordell, “I can answer for that; I've tried him - Thero's nothing the matter with the name," that way well

. You may easily persuade him the said the landlady, discontentedly, "it's as good a benefit is on his side, if you go to him a couple of name as yours or mine, for what I can see.”

Lours hence." "Madame!” exclaimed the little abbé, with a “Oh!" exclaimed the abbé, as if shocked at such spring, as if he would have hopped over her; an unworthy project.

your name--I do not kno—it is good—it is bad Meanwhile, Cordell took some books from his -as you are satisfied—but my name, madame, is of pocket, saying, “I suppose these are the things I de noülesse

. In France, speak' de namo of Montmo- shall want, a grammar, and a chatter-book, anil renci, and you shall hare a polite reception; it is a something to read in. King helped me to those name of history, chivalry, glory! I do not know if particulars; he says that your charge ought to be Higgin can say itself illustrious. Have you any three times what it is, you are such a tip-top king of Iliggin--or knight, or poet? De bard or master.” de poet is hand in hand of chivalry. Well! you " Tree time ?” replied the abbé, musingly. “No, are not pleased ? Hélas ! I go to my avocation, not tree time—not yet; but I have had my toughts and if Monsieur— what his name? such ver-ver for some leetle more, if I have one shilling more for -someting of face, what is he?"

two lesson ? not you, Mons. Face (I cannot tell your “ Firebrace ?" asked Mrs. Higgins.

name-pardon !)--not you, nor good Mons. Antoine, “What a celerity you have!” exclaimed the abbé, no; but it shall be on my carte for my pupil to come. with an admiring bow, "so it is—Mons. Firebrace, “Don't exempt me," said Cordeli, laughing. “I quel nom! Ver well, when he come be so good as to am not particular about what I pay. If you could put tell him"

as much French jargon into my head as I want

, “ You can tell him yourself, Mr. Habby, for here without costing me the time and trouble of learning he is at the door,” said Mrs. Higgins, as the knocker it, I would make you welcome to £50, with many summoned attention.

thanks." " Quel dommage! unfortunate ting dat!” exclaimed “Ah, I cannot work miracle!” said the abbé, the abbé, smoothing his face, in the meantime, for almost wishing he could, as the remembrance of the a smile; “I want to go to my excellent pupil, who many weary hours he had to spend before he could attends me at this very minute.”

realise £50 rose before him. • You are the Abbé de Montmorenci?" said the No," responded Cordell ; “but I shall think I visitor, scanning the little man with a look of good have done next to it, if I make the best of these, " humoured, sharp criticism.

and taking up his books, without paying any at" I have de honour to be de same, and your par- tention to the abbé's remonstrance, that “Mons. ticular devoted servant,” replied the abbé, with one Antoine, so good, so patient, attended him," he of his most deferential bows.

drew a chair to the table, motioned him to sit down, “My name is Firebrace--Cordell Firebrace. I and with a contemptuous frown of disgust, opened called to see you yesterday, but you were out." the grammar at the first page, saying, “ Now then,

The abbé informed him that Nadame Higgin had we must begin at the beginning, I suppose ?" made him so happy as to possess him of that interesting fact.

Leaving Mr. Firebrace and his unwillingly de“You can speak English ?” said Cordell.

tained master at their lesson, in which the abbé's “Oh yes. I speak English if I am require, it is animated face and enthusiastic love for his language pleasing to my pupil to know what I say, and if dey almost entirely occupied his pupil, we must look in have no French-what den?

on some students of a different kind. “Quite true, pleasing and improving too, that In a quiet room, whose situation and appointments they should understand you,” said Cordell, smiling. were chosen with a yiew to earnest thought and I, for instance, want you to give me some lessons, private transactions, sat Mr. Caleb Case. Before but I don't know a word of French, so, unless you him was an open book, over which he frowned as can help me with some English, we shall come no ho read, frowning to help his sight, frowning from nearer to one another, than if we stood on opposite habit, frowning, also, because the page on which sides of the Channel."

he looked was not according to his wishes. “Ila, ha!” laughed the abbé, who was greatly At another desk in a corner of the room sat a taken with the genial manner and whole appearance young man, silently, busily writing, so silently, that of his new pupil.

if he but scraped his pen on the paper, Mr. Case "I was recommended to you by my friend, Mr. turned his head with an impatient gesture. At length, King,” said Cordell.

closing the book, the latter said, “If Mr. Firebrace " Mons. Antoine, my pupil! ver goot. I have a should come here, show him into my private room; most high consideration for him, he is so attentif, so he is a talkative gentleman, but we are here for busipolite, so ver kind.”'

ness, not for talk; you understand me, Mr. Fisher?” “He's a good fellow," said Cordell.

“Yes, sir," said the writer, adding, "I hear a "Good! he has talent, he has enterprise ! he has step, sir. I think very likely he's coming." learn all de four conjugaison in two lesson!

“ Are you so well acquainted with his step?" “Ah, well! I don't promise you I shall come up asked Mr. Case, looking at hia with mingled sarto him in that sort of thing,” said Cordell. " When casm and suspicion. shall we begin? I want to make as quick work as I “No, sir," replied Mr. Fisher, confused by the can of it. I should like a lesson now.

tone of his chief, “I only thought, as he said he “Now! Oh! why, I am sorry; but I am now to would come to-day-" go to Mons. Antoine, he is waiting more dan ten “Yes, yes, I understand. Open the door, some minutes."

one knocks," said Mr. Case, impatiently.

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But not Cordell Firebraco (who was at that “ do not be so blind to your own welfare as to moot moment disgusted with the French vowels for not any question of the kind to her. She always acts on being English) entered, it was Anthony King. the best legal advice, and whether she sells or buys,

" Mr. King!” exclaimed Mr. Case, waiting for an it is under my direction. Naturally, Mr. King, I am explanation of the cause of the visit, to decide on concerned to discharge my trust as her father's what reception to give him.

executor to her advantage ; and remember," he “I have called, Mr. Case, at the suggestion of a added, significantly, “those who follow her will reap friend, to make some inquiries concerning our family the benefit of all improvements of the estate." affairs," said Anthony, with a calmness undisturbed “Who can tell who those can be?” said Anthony, by the solemn look of the room and its occupants.

with a faint smilo ; “ neither of us, if age on the “Be seated, sir," said Mr. Case, coldly, pointing one part, and hereditary constitution on the other, to a chair, at the same time directing a look to the reckon anything." clerk, who immediately retired through a side door. “Life is in the hands of God, sir,” said Mr. Case,

“I am told, Mr. Case,” said Anthony, “ that my with a cold, displeased air; he did not like to be aunt has, by your advice, lately parted with a small reminded of his age, and the necessary contingency estate (small to her, but worth much to a moderate -death near at hand. mind), called Callowfields."

“Life and death and all things,” replied Anthony, “Well, sir,” said Mr. Case, coldly.

reverently, quite unconscious that he had dropped "Is it true, sir ?" asked Anthony, quite unmoved ice on the old man's heart, by an allusion that always by the austere tone of the “ Well, sir.'

brought sunshine into his own. “ Have you any reason for asking this question, “I hear, from Miss King, that you are going worthy an answer?" inquired Mr. Case.

abroad. I am glad of it. I wish you success. A “Yes, I have, and that a very sufficient one; I fortune made by honest enterprise is something to am advised that it was not hers to sell," replied boast of, and I hope you will make one,” said Mr. Anthony.

Case, with a frank, kind air, quickly replacing that “Ill advised, sir; the property was left to Miss of annoyance. King by her father.'

“She fancied I was going to one of those countries “ Had she the title-deeds?” asked Anthony..

where the trees, she believes, bear gold and silver ** She would have had difficulty in effecting the apples,” said Anthony, led from the purport of his sale without them," replied Mr. Case.

visit by this allusion. " True,” said Anthony, as if reflecting; “then Ay, to be sure, and all the leaves bank-notes," the estate, you assert, was hers ?

said Mr. Case, growing quite pleasant. “Well, “Do you question it?" inquired Mr. Case. well, she is rich, without the help of what you mean

“I? I really know nothing about it,” said to grow rich by; we don't notice her little mistakes. Anthony, candidly. "I was told it was not hers, When do you leave England, sir, and where are you and therefore that she had no right to sell.”

bound ?" "Told by some party that meant to put in a claim Anthony gave a history of his intended journey for it?" said Mr. Case, with his sarcastic smile. and its object, and Mr. Čase seemed to listen with

“My adviser would not put in a false claim for profound attention, looking very approvingly at the the sake of many such estates, Mr. Case, neither close, saying : “And you took a pleasant leave of would I, believe me,” said Anthony, with warmth, your aunt? That was well

, I hope the next time " and if he had known that she possessed the title- you see your aunt she will have cause to congratudeeds, he would not have directed me to trouble you


you. She is a remarkably clear-headed woman, with this visit."

in spite of her apparent supineness in business, “And who is this kind friend, may I ask ?" said leaving all to me, and will fully prize a success. Mr. Case, with a careless smile.

Succeed, and she will deny you nothing; but don't “I act for myself,” said Anthony, using as much forget my caution, be always extremely delicate tact, from the honourable desire to keep his word about seeming to pry into her affairs.” and not betray his friend, as if he had been directed by all the keenness of his adversary.

“ Then, Mr. King, as a friend, as a true friend, “Falser than all fancy fathoms, falser than all songs have sung. let me advise you to act wisely ; don't be influenced

-Tennyson. by foolish, ignorant (no doubt well-meaning) persons, "REALLY, Cordell,” said Anthony, who met his to interfere in your aunt's affairs; remember she is friend going towards Mr. Case's office as he left it, advancing in years, and no doubt, if you satisfy her “you should be more cautious in getting informaby upright, honourable industry, and make a good tion. The sale was quite fair. Callowfields beposition for yourself, she will leave you what will longed to my aunt." make you independent of all future care or labour; “What proof?” asked Cordell. but if she suspected you of raising any question "The best that could be given-the title-deeds. that would rob her of her property, any, the smallest The old man was a little angry at first; but he was part of it, she would cut you off without a shilling." patient, and really very kind to me and friendly. I

"I am not anxious for any of her property, Mr. didn't know he took so much interest in me.' Case. I have good hope, as I have told her, of Oh, Tony, Tony! you are made of milk and providing for myself; but if I had not ascertained honey,” said Cardell

, half laughing and half disfrom you, that she really held the title-deeds of gusted. Callowfields, which of course proves her to have " You don't look much like either,” said Anthony. been the owner, I should have applied to her at once "Something has vexed you." on the subject."

“No; something one could stand; but it is nothing, “Most rashly, Mr. King, most rashly,” said Mr. or less than nothing, that has been stirring up my Case, with more earnestness than he usually betrayed; bile. I've been to your parley-vooing friend for a



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lesson, and if I ever get my jaws straight again, | leave it to me; I will try my way, and see what after twisting them into his pattern, I shall think

comes of it." myself lucky."

"Ah, Monsieur Antoine,” cried the abbé, coming “Isn't he a nice little fellow ? " said Anthony. suddenly upon them, “my ver good sir, I have been

“Yes or I couldn't have stood it. But what at your house two, tree time, and I have not find must be done must be. This is the stiffest part of you. I am ver sorry I make you wait. Dis genthe work,” said Cordell. “Why didn't they make tleman” (here he laid his hand on his heart, and me do the work when I was a child, before my made a low bow to Cordell) “tell me you send him muscles had taken the shape they meant to keep? for a lesson. He is one ver good pupil. I tank you But, Tony, about Callowfields. The old man has for your polite spoken of me. done you; he has, indeed.”

"I'm afraid you're more grateful for the honour of How so, when the sale could not have been our acquaintance than I am," said Cordell, laugheffected without a title? You didn't think of that." ing. “But one good turn I owe you. You have

"I believe old Case could do anything that he shown me my superior lot, in not being obliged to had made up his mind to do. People have so much work at your business from hour to hour as you do. confidence in him; he passes for being so wise, so And he says he likes it-loves it !” he exclaimed, sharp, so just, so staunch in everything, that he can turning to Anthony. “Why, I'd rather make persuade them out of their seven senses.

shoes !" I have that opinion of him."

" Pah!” exclaimed the little Frenchman, ener“What interest could he have in deceiving me?” getically; "it is de avocation of one gentleman ; it is

asked Anthony, “in appearing so friendly and so good for de heart and mind; it is good for de pocket," forth ? and why should he interfere in my aunt's and he tapped his own. property, but for her good ? He got nothing for “Not very, even when you have run us up another being executor-he told me so before I left; and he shilling," said Cordell, laughing.

, told me also that he had invested the money at five “Not? is it not ?" exclaimed the abbé. per cent. on a mortgage, and it paid only three place, I got two tousand pound in de bank. I don't before. This didn't interest me, of course; but it care noting for nobody (but my pupil—to do my shows, Cordell, that he is truly my aunt's friend.”' duty). Dat is my best English I can say."

“ Does it?” said Cordell. " I wish with all my "Bravo! Then you are a more wonderful hero heart I had suffered that little fellow to hop to you than all your namesakes, or even the great Napoleon as he wanted, with his ‘yangs' and 'oos,' and that himself. If you have lived through such labours as to I had gone to the old man myself, as I intended. It make yourself master of an army of three-and-sirwon't do now To come on å prepared enemy is to pences that can storm the bank at that rate, I shall put ensure defeat.'

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celebrities henceforth." “Enemy, Cordell! Really, you are rather uncha- The abbé's English was not sufficient to enable ritable,” said Anthony, reproachfully. “And what him to take in all Cordell's speech; but he gathered could you have done that I did not?"

from his air and voice, as well as from the words he “A good deal, I'll answer for it—and nothing that understood, that he was being complimented ; so he you did,” said Cordell.

made another low bow, and taking out his snuff-box, "I thought I acted on your instructions,” said offered it with great ceremony, turning to Anthony Anthony. "I was complimenting myself on being to ask if he would return with him then for his


lesson. Anthony assented, and the friends parted, “I gave them too loosely, and said what was to be Cordell giving a slight shrug of satisfaction that he done, without saying how you were to do it. I dare had finished his work that way for the present. say you began so: Pray, sir, about Callowfields ; While the little Frenchman was engaging the had my aunt the title-deeds ? Because I suspect she attention of his two pupils, Mr. Case was occupied in had not.'?

reflections on the visit of Anthony and its purport. Of course I did—in substance, at least,” said He had reopened his book, but his eyes, though bent Anthony, laughing

on it, seemed to pierce through its massive leaves, “Then you did the same as if you were to walk vellum cover, the desk on which it rested, and the up to a rabbit, point your gun to his nose, and say, floor beneath his feet, as if seeking into the dark • I'm going to shoot you ; so be so obliging as to abyss of futurity. stand still."

“He is a foolman entire fool, with his blunt “You mean, 'In vain is the net spread in the honesty. So far, so good,” he exclaimed.

6 But if, sight of any bird,” said Anthony, who liked the as I suspect, young Firebrace has set him on, things soothing of even a passing allusion to the Book of may not go quite so well. The old woman is safe books when perplexed.

from tampering; I have secured her from him; and “Vain, indeed! I wish you were one of the good | as to her nephew, he is settled for the present.” people who not only know what is right, but always After another moody reverie, he turned quickly practise what they know," said Cordell.

towards Fisher's empty desk, rang a bell, and by the “But I wasn't setting a snare,” said Anthony, in time the clerk was reseated he had regained his usual a tone of self-vindication. "I was put on a plain air of serious composure. business, as I thought, and I did it.”

“You have nearly finished that deed ?" he said to "Old Case, my good fellow, is not to be caught the clerk. without one.

Nearly, sir. I should have quite finished it but "I didn't want to catch him. I only went to find for the interruption of Mr. King," said Fisher. out—" Anthony began, in somewhat blunt earnest- “No matter; we must put up with interruptions,"

said Mr. Case, in a tone more urbane than was usual 'Say no more, Tony. You have flushed the game. with him. We must give it time to settle again. And now Fisher's face looked twenty per cent. happier ; for


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