Lesson on "pleasant women"
I A I'Iraont d'lrl." A trivelek in Norway, la,t summer. came to a village arlr one morning, and wa struck by the afr of sloorn which pervaded the street- Unable to pe.ik a word of the language, he could not ask the cau-c of this, and concluded that some sickness or financial truublc had fallen upon the community. As the day wore towards noon, however, the house were cIoed. shop-window were covered, all trade and business ceased. It wa a death, then? Presently Presently he saw the people gathering for the funeral. There were tho village of-ficial. of-ficial. the noblemen from the neighboring neighboring chntenu. an 1 apparently every man. wuman and chiltl in th village. It must be -ome dignitary of the church who wa dead, or ome county official. As he -toot! watching the crowd passing passing down the little rocky street, he e.iujjht sight of the face of a German known to him. He beckoned to him. "The town has K-t -ome great magnate, magnate, apparently?" he said. " Ah. no It i-only a joung maiden who is death No She was uot beautiful beautiful nor nth. But oh. such a pleasant girl, monsieur! All the world seems darker now that she is dead!" It is a singular fact that, when we reach middle life ami look bark, it is not the beautiful, nor the brihiant. nor tjie famous people whom we hao known, that we remember vith the keenest regret; but some simple, sincere, sincere, "pleasant" soul, w houi we treated treated as an even -day matter while she was witii us. Go into a family, or a social circle, or even into a ball-room, and the woman who ha- the most friends there, as a rule, is not the belle, nor the wit, nor the heiress, nor the beaut ; but some homely, charming little hotly, whose fine tact and warm heart never allow her to sav a wrong word in a wrong place. The " pleasant women" are the attraction attraction that everywhere holds society and homes together. Any woman, however poor or ugly, may be one of them; but she must first be candid, Lanorablo. un-elti-h ami loving. If she is these, the world will be better and happier for every day of her life', and as in the case of this poor Norwegian, it will seem tlarker when she is dead." YviiUCs C'tinrtutuon.