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- AT- WUIL.M 6 ft. Ash Extended Tables .£ ,. 5.00 Hard wood ChHtnber Sots. .......12.50 4 Spindle wood Ohnirs, per Bet. j».. 2.J60 |2P"We must reduce ^our st(5ok $ these prices surely ouguljjo_do r |t. § Wm, LYNCH, • JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. il ABSTRACT, LOAN «» V.- V LAND OFFICE H, C. STEVENJ3-&.S0N.* ~-w _,:?'• fe" : \ v VA \f 1l '* 3 :.n,-nn[J " MAPLE &BOV|f Short hora cattle and Poland China hogs 'f*have a complete set of abstracts of Carroll County. All business will be attended to prompt- PUBLISHER OF Report of Transfers, Office, three doors south of post office, npstnlrf WM. LYNCH. Carroll, Iowa. ELECTRIC TELEPHONE TorvMTyi VIllllK"" 1 *->««""*• i 1 *'".._,...- „ home, Rhop.sloronnd office. Greatest conven- i J^nT; 1 mnUc 1 ^m»5 r t h o« 5 Or«.r.l n .r. One in n residence means a sale to nil Iho • '' "ijie instruments, no toyn, works r , ....JjclistasBp. Complete, rendy for fsliinped. SYNOPSIS: Andrew Kllgour Is Involved in a bitter feud wllh Ills pur»e proud cuusln Peter ult'phane. Their fierce battles of alraoat dally occnr'rance are the talk of the university at Edinburgh, where they Hre students. To Andrew's dismay, his father decides to take him from school and put him atlaw In the ofTlce of Thorn-is Cli'iihane, the father of Peier. The Kllgour astute, KII- burnle, Is hopelessly In debt, and Andrew Is ex peeled to redeem the fimillvforunes. CHAVTKB ll-On th? wiy hometoexplnln mutters, heencounters ii specimen of the ling Iiinil- The Cfa ALL-AROUND NEWSP»« ABCMJPij telegraphic servjiap^f It lias ^ r _ Press, in aU$$lq4 to its regular )nde Associated corres- J.JJL U/V**-f 4"V*"V»**~, »'*-' * *"" •• '"O — —— .- '7-1— -i ~ I /, '-* r—I I ' its. Winai-ket reports give r .tll^ifip^;_9ofnplete details y^klrbaper in the United-Stye's; «R is a mine of lit- of CleiOiiine, his uncle, and tlie law plants quick ly disposed of. Opportunely a wealth? nelMh- cor of Kilgour's, who In nn ex-o ilolnl of Ind-a, suggests Unit country as 11 UelU for a young fortune seeker. CHAi'TKU IV—Andrew meets fair Thomas' daughter Isabel and IB dimmed at slsht. Klie adds her entreaties to Sir Thomas' advice that Andrew so to India, nhen she leiirna that his principal business for n time will be to search for his long lost brother Donald. CHAPTER V—At Bombay Andrew makes friends among the British merchants and Is offered a pleasure trip to JertUa oh an Kast Imlh I ruder. CHAPTER VI—TUe ship Is dismantle.; by ii wu- the black hulk of the engulfed brig, and no mortal should ever look on my grave among the green and slimy things that strew the Indian ocean. There was a pang in the thought that no one could mark tho place where I slept. But that pang, too, must pass in the great lull, tho lasting quiet that was at hand. I lay very still, for there was no longer any motive to move. The tempest was evidently much abated, though the waves lie Thorn-is I were still leaping madly against tlie ship's IJrUlillLLdJ.U lllC/ll, UlAO MUK3V " »w *-?*- f".'-' «~.M f t ~ ious discussions, in addition to the full news report of the week, and the best 'agricultural"'department of any weekly connected with a daily in the world. It must be seen to be appreciated-! Send fcjjp&ample copf.| Weh give it A paid in ai advantage^ d& •ts Ith tiis glqat^ifiijer to bach yearly' MbsMption -at Ishoftpfme. I Take CAKBOLL SENTINEL, Cavroll, Iowa. BOTH PAUSES FOR $2. The PagetfericeTbeing made from coiled spring wire, readily adapts it&Wtp #11 'changes of temperature and 'Still retains its tension. It is a smooth: fence, thstt CHAPTER VII. "ALONE, ALONE, ALL, ALL ALONE; ALONE OK A WIDE, WIDE SEA." By the glare of streaming fires I could watch the boats drivins deliriously before the wind, which still blew with hurricane force. To any eye but that sharpened by |he terror of despair the flying, leaping Specks would not have been distinguishable; from momentary rifts in the careering BiHo'ws, for in that terrific scene nothing was H distinct, nothing individual. Tl.are wapitioiocean and no sky, but higli and 1 jw a.^vbirlipg chaos of foam and spray, with BJeajns.-of ghastly green in the breaking luouutains and of hellish lividness in the swirling chasms and shattering crests. The din .was as the crack of doom. Sea and thHnder crashed together as if the universe Wef e'splitting and rending, the wicked treble of' the tempest breaking in at times like, the ispitsful screams of congregated demons: !exulting'_ in the work of destruction, The-waves, jn certain aspects blood red and. dripping a crimson froth, reared ami. ciirjlecl- like monstrous snakes as they ru.sbed', t;-ffmplin^LUP on the helpless and Btaggeriig'brig.; They seemed alive and mad- with -a passion to 1 destroy. Leaping tipbn ; tfieir -victim like the furies broken loose, :they-'wbuld pound- her as with steam haromers^.'thfih. catch ,her .and throw her aloft, as if T tO;..B^p. her-.-gp to. pieces in the ,fa}lv-then, disappointed, #t her toughness, hurl Uer hpadlopg .into a boiling gulf, and as'sne ..floundere'd hieayily fling themselves .afresh Vftott her in a frenzied effort to put ' her foreVet but of-sight. • ' ; .Then there"WOttia"be a~swift recoil and a Bttomiedtary"pause, but only because the infuriated-waters-were gathering for a fiercer and deadlier attack.: Rallying in piled up, seething masses, on they would tome again ,in wreathed and yeasty avalanche*, burying her deep and crushing and tearing her tim- ibers till she groaned .and cried llke.a thing in the last agony. How she lived was a marvel..-A rit;ht good wtiler she must have been in spite'of her ugta-l nmeT-tt-tW3iW&ft!i|l§^ thin 'with a prouder bead and a better repul itlffltftnqw-t ot siorrt alaoo rtallo ; Smoth'ere4 and, itne j tehsen'e'srf of flfrlp •w.W -' • sides, and sometimes makhig clean breaches over her. I wondered why she held so long afloat. But doubtless she was going steadily, if slowly, down. She would sink gradually for awhile, then iu the crucial moment, when the flood should have gained a proper hold, she would descend headlong with a dizzy gurgle and swirl as if sucked by the lips of the maelstrom. I could anticipate the motion and my own sensations in the embrace of death. There would be a mo mentary, involuntary effort to hold back, a gasping for breath, a brief pain as of one choking, a sudden giddiness fading swiftly into unconsciousness, aud then absolute f of! stock f without idjuiyi J ItiisumanufadturediW • A '1 A _tlT Tli'i l«..1.i! Ji~l vv - J!~*M .-rfll4**r <*v-»-l'/l r M/-.V-, nrTV*W '}' I! T styles adopted jbo'allMindsbfi fence>for 'city arid' country X nI also handle the Lewis Combination Force PumparidtSpraym>g outfit. The best is always the cheapest. For further particu Office with Duncan & Sproul, TV«ltcra"clijblil'Urip9.,,!ttlBur " > v-T i/n L j/L >-T V '- J '-' In J Southern In Central Nebraska .-••.".'' <•,"!' \'+ V.iin--:'! ! I ! i .' I'llil -i'jfi.l.! have : hejd boa yent I shrieked in p thu Btorm^hri^ed'tift ifiy 'rattle "tnlit 'tore'ctiest and throat W#K ft? ,if barbed cylinders revolved inside! UJJ - 1U I My situation was thy moru^ cruel thaTJ bad strength ePttuap-*) fi act. Hod I bee*?myifcl«*I shl on deck in an instant a thf surging~jfHlderuess aekrf3>®,J«yf' ' for who: could Ot Hong into &uit of the __ been soon "swimmer did not In Southern Minnesota fid.bdb'Acftfes ! i J << M Qf. lUilroad uort Private Lauus, ranging in price from $7 tp $10 pel : aore;in.$ebrasfca, 810 to f 16 jri Minnesota, feud 815 to 62 D in North. ero Iowa. ; Ouly a emdU oaab < payment; required, balance on 'long time at low role of interest. , ii / i I r !• tti MANHOOD RE uuuruiiwuulo euro aUiiorvuuti t I'Dwur.UoiiUitobo.NVukulul iiuBB.uliarulnaaiiUlusBof by ovur oxorUoiii youthful fspssws^yjifej^ i^n'te $L • of iiowurlnCiunuruUvoOriiuiiiTtif uUtujr'iiTxcuu»TJ4 r uutbfiif errtirn, uxoeimlvo UHO of tubucuu,o(>luui omtliui ' :il«y,^mbuin|)Uonor;liibun|tj.--i(,'iij| li« tiurrluilln ..JlfurVS, Ijy'jimll PtuJMili. AVHhuliil oriiu w* luaruiili!*) <4> t-iir.eoH'iifMiil IH« uttuovif molt BIT ill rlRtuku iifiiitlitir. Wllufnrfroovodluai HoukluuTwmluil ••• -''w<mm%MM^$^' tattej^d,,Vultetcil, Clicked yet frantically straining tail the auijBkJyrvjftfteWing bputfJ i Kve^^rbWin%' bodjWdl straight across the ocean to the derelict brig. It came like a kiss of salutation^ a benediction, a promise of life. Then, as the sun rose slowly, monarch of the world, anil the w:-.vtsof light inexpressibly beautiful and holy came rolling toward me, 1 wits ready to cry out In worship. 0 Ood, how sweet ia life after death—paradise after the pitl There are those—miserablephilosoph era—who asik with sapient wisdom whether f surely never shall 1 forget the stratfgft, e* static feeling that came over me on stepping again into the sunlight and the open air. It was lonely and desolate enough, hMTtfti knows, to find one's self the only soul JB.J board a derelict ship in the midst of the ocean, but even with desolation It was turning life, and I was glad beyond exprelH Bion. I stood for awhile at the head of the andt °! Frantically straining to hold on and to hail tlie quickly vanishing boats. -iea.ee. I wished that the ordeal were not so long delayed. I wished that tho hurricane might blow anew, and that the billows ivould rise and overwhelm us at once, so faithless is man in extremity. But no fresh hurricane came, only after a great while there was a loud sudden splash by my berth side, followed by a sharp cry that made me start in alarm, ;hough why I should be alarmed who had nothing worse to fear nor better to hope than of death, is a question I cannot an, Start, however, I did with a frightened look into the blackness of darkness about me to see what uncanny thing this might be that was disturbing my parting hour. I could of course see nothing, but presently I understood from the splashing and squealing that the rats were prowling around and were greatly disgusted at finding the cabin floor under water. As for me, I was glad of their company. '•'It the creatures could only speak to me," 1 1 said to myself. "If we could only exchange sympathies and converse together on our fate, there would be some satisfaction fl Yen yet." Aprtn?;i lay listeningto their Interchange of sentiments, which to my ear seemed to express disappointment, I thought of the marvelous" jjistinct, amounting almost to intuition,' which is attributed to rats in re- Bard to tjlukiug ships. An old story occulted txjftae. 'A vessel had foundered in mWooenU,-the ej'ew took to tho boats, even like thejcrew.oti the Bird of Paradise, aud as tiwiast, man WW stepping off a company of rats, appeo,n$d an.d.jWlthout ceremony or hesitation IeapjB<i,;tn$» H* e '"Wts with tin; men."'"' The ship was gpJt)g.(lQwn, and they knew it. My compumons wore doubtless endowed with'this Instruct*'Uo. What if the bri^; were, nqt slnkliig .after, all r It seems ah absurd fhjng tP.>tftlc#,ja,t)y comfort from the actions of raty, -arid yet a wild hope that f'tiilgfttstill be sav,edthrilled through my heart. l '-'On'e''hcipe ; ''beijctB'Another. 1 went on't*''think that, Wucethu brig was settliugidown so very' slowly 1 she might keep Afloat) till we should be discovered. A drpwningKm'fln iclut'clitw at straws, and hope, as.jlhO; poefc *ny», sprigs wWrnal iu but ; given a mil- to a the ,. ., ,.,. caine the more 'desperate. .iHave yqu'/evw seen a 'spent : 'animal ! 1 mouth for a little aid Even so I uautpd, t^eu ; voiceless lips. J would lion worlds, had I owned them; turn of my voice' just for au Instant to make one last- uppea.1 lor help that would rive above tho VplCa of tho storm. But my wcuknesB doomed me to silence, Ju (i (Hidden diirknfcw the shock bt • tremendous broadside hurled mo buck with a' bellyful of salt water. I wrambked up, sputtering, to be hit and knocked down aKiiiu.-tThe second time I rose with greater gUIlculty, and clutching di^/.lly at the porthole lookwl over the weltering _fla|i^ r lit yvasto, teu had <lnn in Cither c i slukues light, tl. •lipping {uto the unconsclol rt'ineniber Theth'bUgtit that 1 m.lghtbo resell ._ / _ | witn'mefhroiigh tho loug'hourS of darkness, and when tho morning light rethriied DO YOU KEEP IT iN THE HOUSE? Will Cure Cramps, Colic, Cholera jU£ and r Mf ..Bowel Complalnta. PRIOUraSo,, 50o,, a ^ $1,00 A BOTIXE, ' ^.,,; wui* Jost to we. mu, my head got si and found 1 me in no worse plight than Iliiul been in at sunset on theprevlousuveninginy dope:strengthened. My physical strength Jncreoited with my mental, and wluin thu •up was fully up,-Uwsun I had uot expected to see again, I leaped from my bad to welcome ft, .almost forgetting my tovcr |iad I Shakespeare's gift of expression tun times over I uin snrplcould not half (ell hew sweet, h.ow truincendently glorious It yr»s aftw that night IU 'the tomb to fuel' the warmth and mystic potency of tho rfr turning light. , -;-. ' .-. ,:i Jn the flrst gwfe b»r»t of Joy I wondered why I should ever have ,been deprosswl, so InezpUcaule -do dwiniijr uud dUnuU thpukbt^ becom^-to us iu moments of su- prame exa|tutlon. My ^e«rt wullwl into my eyes In thankfulness as I drank in the full doop drsft of hAppinwB, and yet I wo* so lull of wonder that more than once 1 doubted whether the whole'thing wore not a vision, a trlok of the imagluatioii. It was as if ^Jdto's funtustiv dreatn wwo realized, and after ngus of immurement In a ml^erruiieui) ooll it uisji wur* Urouuht (ottii to buholii tLip rising. «uu for the first ilwe. life \K worth living, Toss them into danger, and 1 dare nay they will find an answer to their silly <v»«tlon. With my new foMnd i»treiigth I tried the screws which bnd baffled me in the night. Joy HUccei'dud joy—they yielded, and tho port openr'l. Then I thrust out my head well up to the shoulders and drew along, deep bteath, which was as ment to the itarving and drink to the parched. Again and attain I sucked in the delicious cordial, feeling its t;: nteftil effects in the uttermost fibers of my frame. When I had inhaled till I was di './y, I leaned forward us far ns I could and fi :"Ued my eyes on the glittering water now miling lazily in big smooth billows that re tiled the brig almost as gently BS a mother rocks the cradle of her firstborn. I know not v.-hctherit was the peculiarity of my disease -or whether the newborn hope ;;ave such fresh vitality to my system as enabled it to throw the fever off, ot whether it wim owing to an extra dose of quinine I had taken from a box of pills which Mr. Wiitiiou bad left me, but from that time I begun toimproverapidly. True, after the first delirium of joy had passed, there came a short period of depression and relapse, but I Htrove to keep up my courage, and the feeling of convalescence soon returned, My improvement may be judged from the fact that ere long I began to think there are worse things in the world than a morsel of food, 1 got out of my berth, and after some ramakirig on hands and knees 1 discovered a box of biscuits, for happily I had ample provisions on board, the crew at their departure having been more afraid of drowning than of getting hungry. My fare was rather dry, and not so much as might be supposed to suit the taste of a sick person, but I gnawed with so much relish that when the first biscuit was done I took up another; it, too, was finished. Then I took a drink of water, bathed my hands and head and felt much revived. So much was I restored indeed that it occurred to me to go on deck, and take my reckonings, and see how the crippled brig looked, and perhaps hoist a signal of distress. But that proving an enterprise still beyond my strength I had another mouthful of fresh air and returned to bed. Lying there I tried to judjje of the ship's condition by her movements, but these guided me to no conclusion save whut I might have arrived at without taking them into account—namely, that since she had floated through the storm she might continue to float in the calm and that I might still be saved. So my courage remained good. That day I passed in a sort of dream, suffering somewhat from thirst, which I frequently slaked, but otherwise almost free from pain. My head, which had 'greatly troubled me iu the earlier stages of the disease, was now clear, albeit occasionally rather light. I continued to enjoy the boon of fresh air, having by this time opened every port I could get at. When night fell, I was lonely, but untroubled by^the multitude of horrors which had weighed upon me all thu previous night. Nor on this second night was I doomed to darkness. During my peregrinations in theduy I had found an oil lamp, whicb, after careful trimming and lighting, I S'WUUK from a rope in the center of the cabin. On the approach of darkness I lighted it, then lay and waited for the rats, feeling certain they would repeat their visit. Nor was I disappointed. After awhile I heard a suppressed squeak, then a furtive scraping, and half a minute later a whiskered gentleman peered cautiously in to see how mutters might stand. Being in a fantastic humor, I called on him to enter, which, of course, had the effect of sending him instantly into hiding. But presently he came back, bringing a companion with him to keep up his heart, and the two standing just outside tho door cocked their heads very wisely and surveyed the apartment. Then they retired as if for consultation, then came advancing boldly into the center of the floor, but catching sight of me scampered off in great alarm. When they returned after the space of some mliiutof!, $iey wore ao- ccrnpunted by uUmtrous friends, and the ntire body recounoitcred, now advancing, low retiring, and all the time keeping up a mining commentary of squeaks. I threw a shower of crumbled biscuit, with which I hod provided myself, on the loor, and they made off again; but, gain- ng courage, presently they came buck, and with many cautious looks and squcak- ng whispors began tentatively to nibble. The second shower disturbed them loss -ban tho first, the third less than the second, and the fourth hardly at uH. By the .line the sixth fell they were quite at home aud feasting royally. I should say the whole company did uot number more than score, though to judge by the chatter .here might have been several hundreds. L'ho banquet lasted for fully half an hour, and I am sure the host enjoyed it Auite as much as the guests. Having finished the least, they slipped quietly away, judging It good manners evidently to take their departure with as little fuss as possible. Next night they returned with increased cpjjfl'dcuce and good will, and indeed every night so long as we remained on the brig tljey unme to cheer my solitude and eat khoir supper. We gradually got so familiar that toward the close of our strange companionship they evinced no fear or bashfulness whatever iu my presence, but ate as if Lhoy kneyr t|b.ey wure welcome, hardly even getting ou,t aj, my way when I moved about the cabin, l)tt4. we continued long enough together I u(u iponudent I oould not only have taught tUBW to love we, but to gambol and perform tricks. As It was, they kncw.my evening whistle and would oome with quwitlpnlng eyes and looks of expectation tp h»v« thtjir tweuU, Mean while theBIrd of Paradise continued ilraoulously to "out. Many days passed ere etair inhaling the bitlm, then 1 turned my attention to the brig. , She was as ragged and battered as any craft that ever encountered "V' 1 "l t ,' vl j!** • hurrlcHiie in the tropics, ine JIB Doom wna gone, the broken foremast layover the side entangled in a mass of shrouds and rigging that it had pulled down, the unfurled sails were hanging in ribbons, showing that the blast had caught us unexpectedly and found us unprepared, and thedeck • was strewn with wreckage. I could not i discover, however, that tho hull had suffered very seriously. There were sprung planks and boards indeed, the bulwarks were smashed, as well as part of tbo after- ieek, but as these injuries were ufcove the water line they might not mean much. The most serious damage was to the steering gear, which was completely wrecked. The brig lay heavily to one side like a vessel running close hauled, nnd she -was golnpc,so slowly that there was scarce u ripple at her , cutwater. My examination increased my / hope. So long as the weather held fair I was / My survey finished, I sat down on the booby hatch to take the air. The ocean was asli'ep. There was not a sound in all the wide solitude, nor, so far ns I could see, any living thins to break the eternal silence. The brig was all alone, "a speck on, sky shut seas,'-' and a very insignificant' speck, too, when you come to think of it. ' I wonder if any man ever before sailed those sens in a plight like mine or was _so utterly alone since Robinson Crusoe himself a hut on his island. I suppose it is evidence of the Inhe cupidity of human nature that very sooil __ began to think how I should dispose of my goods iu the event of my being picked up or of my drifting into some port. Would the profit be honorably mine or ought it to go to Mr. Matheson? Yes, it should be his, for he owned both ship and cargo. I decided to sell the goods, return to Bombay, land him over his money, report the conduct of his men and turn to ujy own affa..s. My experience had not yet taught mo the lolly of speculation. Providence had decreed that ship aud cargo were to be "'s- posed of in a manner that I little expected. pas so built 3L. her£< sooni| Tuet»r.jjrlfl» po words oould tell fchd jwijil eimse qt^Mo- lutlop Ibttt fell upon me.> i • ' • •' I thought It r would ruMlly havo be^aiui fct'"6'f"'lminttu1tyou' t^i'e part of tuy late companions to lutv*fluy»wn me Into tlie sea pr drufyji«'sharp bbiuu across my throiit. Klthur would huvu uiidud i||V torture^ uui.ck- ly, whurtttB {liud now tqbe looking iuto the face of u dfuth advancing upon me by Inch!*, a'o bu UiriUml thus Is to die lutwy 'times. Uuttiu»'britf could itut long hold out, and wheu»h»Vb.oaUlKo<loiroull would be Instantly over. J dwt«d mjr,baroiug«y*s} foiling tbAtj»o boon ovipvfhWiUMU Iwjlfi, nwi» J was with gludnM^., T|ie cmtturu of I 1 , dream would' |hgV« vdUnl his face la terror before tb« sun's mujwtiy. I thrutv'mti" forward Iu tutuer and rapt ut-ous welcome; 1 had rlseu from t&« uetwi. Here was the joyon* exuUerauce'of \\t* again. 1 lived » ». t * tuiiaf * *- - * l.i-.- the morrow morning I sho "*• WW »W1TT —T j-r T 1 }',"] ' " ' " ' M 1 " 'i' *' ' Vil or and higher (hit b>%« of ulury rosv, L|l the Howl of llftt hud mounted to the sonjtu ishwt. TUe world was born uuewj fr<*h liwty; jubllmit'twou'thftt primal momluif wlit'u tuv-Uuiulputeut suld, "J-ot thure be light.'- 1 •: Wlwtt thi»/Ki'*ut uru showed tb edijs' . T _, ikti a'survey «nd ascertain tueao- tu 1 *! 1 damage' Bhq'hrtd sustained or what stress of Weather' shji rtilght still be able to stand, but after tbeHrst day it was obvious that ft the crew had hot been cowardly In leaving He'r'thoy hud at leapt been precipitate. ' But us 1 grew accustomed to lh» loneliness—my hope keen'lug strong—1 wot uol sorry they hod gone) Indeed as Uniu ran ant] I was still safe uiy fear wa« that they lulghl spy the brig aiul return. The wjsh thut I might uvv«r look on-one of thum 'uyalu, Mr. Watsou only exeepted—and ho, I knuw must h^vo purUheil—(.[row with my growing Btrtugth, uud my strenulih Increased hourly. FIT some time thu fever- troubled Die in thf vvuiifiiy, but hops and a good constitution, with a fow gralna of (julnlnn pur day, unuluully overvalue It, anil wlthlit • a week I was ublu to muko my way with, Qompuruttvu uuse about the lower part oi thu whip. It might have Imeu the Hfth or sixth day ;from thu tl.me 1 was duuerled when I umu- 'ttgwl W»er»wl : ui> tiiu ouaipiinloiiwuy, uud CHAPTER VIII. A CHEAT SUUPKISE. Ten days must have passed thus in the utter solitude of an unfrequented ocean, days, however, not of depression, and despair, but of tranquil joy and gratitude, soothing alike to mind and body after the shocks and perils of the tempest. A little while before I could have dreaded nothing more than this desolation; it would have seemed hopeless and maddening. But 1 e- liver a man from the grave, and the desert will be to him as a fruitful and umbrageous garden. Now indeed, except for the loneliness, m/situation was onotha^might have provoked tho envy of men who hunt happiness or struggle for bread in dusty, noisome cities. After the thunderstorm the air was cooler, and when there chanced to be a breeze its pervasive and delicious balm was like a foretaste of heaven. Morning and evening, too, the orient spread its flaming pictures along the sky for my sole delight, and the glistening, iridescent sea, lately so terrible iu its fury, ciu-e-ised .thu.shlp'a aidu with a liquid murmur of endearment. Slowly and softly tlie brig heaved on tin long foam less swell without so much aa suggestion of the reeling agonies she had! just passed through. On deck I had my improvised awning of sails and tangled rigging under which I dozed aud dreamed when I was not cooking or eating or watching the flying fish. Company would have been Krateful, but I had my life, and that was more than company. Moreover, I lucked nothing, for the ship's stores wore practically untouched, so sudden had been the crew's departure. With plenty of meat and drink in a world where so many people have to go on short commons, one should not complain, and as for society, if it was wanking, there wo* none to thwart my humors. A chief part of my pleasure was in the hooks left by Mr. Watson. "Bob Roy" was there, and truly tyt would have leefried a ridiculous thing could any one have seen i miserable ocean waif holding his sides at ho humors of Bailie Nicol Jarvie, I fear he gallant Rob himuelf ,wus not a pattern if morality, but his daring highland spirit was captivating, and if . he lifted cattlt when he should have been saying his prayers be did well when his back was to the wall. Others also of Sir Walter's books I read, among them being "Ivanhoe," which is surely the best romance ever written. ''Robinson Crusoe," too, fell to me then, snd, I dare say, tbo resource and ingenuity of that immortal castaway somewhat in- lueuoed my own mode of life. Besides those I had some numbers of old reviews, which wure good reading (or the wigging they gave unlucky authors, some ot whom have since, however, unaccountably achieved fume. I had also a publication called "The Posthumous Paper* of th« Pickwick Club," which, 1 understand, to more familiar to the present geueratf than its Bible. There was likewise munuo, which I thought might be valuiv [or its weather forecasts, but wheth had been written for some other qua: the globe or was merely a humorous effort its predictions never had the least Dealing on the weather iu the Indian ocean. Then, when books palled, forth would oome Duncan's silver mounted plixw from the green bag—which was guarded a* U it were gold—and 1 would blow myself into a species of intoxication. Now it was an 014 air my mother or my nurse had crooned to me In tut dint faroff dawn of memory; then, bulug a little yuntliueuta!, a wail at luiutni, may be Rait Roy's pathetic "Ha til ml tulidh" (I return no more), agaja t plbrooh, opening with thu wlerd, dlrgellta measure of a coronach, hut every mom*nt quickening iu time till the excitement and ecstuoy of It curried me clean out of tuyij^JI and away from ull thought of forgo) aud derelict ships. Hy a natural tri this would loud to u quIuUsteu, a reel, atratlispoy or hlKuluiid fling. All the while 1 wus bauk in _ in the glee of u harvest homeorngiithi, ._„ on the green of a summer's evening, cheef» lug and urging the duitumv whose whirling tails uud gleaming knees tlioweti tlio uuei ol their response. 1 could hear thu resou lug "hooohs" and slmrp thumb oruukli the men, us well us the punting, joyfu frightened soughs of the lumm us Yh 0 " were swung off their fuel hi the fury of ~' fun. Or again It inlglu beuiiluiiii't killed company nmi-olilim u-IUi t»p Itep to thu strains of "Tim High land die," or "The 1'lbrooh of Doiuiil Dhu, "The Cuuipbi'lls Am Coming," or ", tiunuets Over thu lioruYr." Audi lu WlJl&'ll'UUulllill Of thu llllllg Up i WOUll Kef to wrut ubuut the deck with, US' 'i us If 1 wuru nlayjug, -pf their ' "Jllul

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