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^^^s^^^ic^W "Lofi M?. Barnes, as if one bey !fl rn.lt I've ho alternative but to coin- ftiVL for theft," said the magistrate, the option of a fine—three weeks, Jfoenalty of five shillings. Remove prisoner, constable, and call tho (•case." le hearts of the-populace b-rned |ln them at the sentence, but be- a low murmur, immediately led by the cry of "Silonce," they • give thoir indignation no vent, fen's heart burned in unison with " That delicate, frightetted-look- Jchild, Who had evidently neither pftitood the offense for which she fbeen brought there, nor- the pun- lent that had been awarded it, to lent to prison, for three weeks, to with the lowest and vilest of her 1 then to bo released—for what ^, tluthven knew what he longed but false shame and the fear of bule prevented him for a moment carryins it out, But a long wail ^terror, as tho constables were re- tho prisoner from the dock, de|'d him. sir! don't take me to prison," ^streamed. "Don't take me to pris- I never do It again, indeed I I't. But I was so hungry. Let me Ithis time, and I'll never do it again Sol not it I die—indeed I won't." She }appealing frantically to tho police- as if they had the power to miti- her sentence, as they lifted her, |unkindly, but decidedly, of£ tho be of action. Remove the prisoner!" repeated the jfgistrate, angrily, as her shrieks jiched his ears; and Ruthven's mind |s made up. He weiit round and met ^constable at the other entrance. |I' Wish to pay this ftiio," he said, jd will look after your prisoner for |w days. I suppose It's allowable?" |0f course it's allowable, sir. So long Jthe fine Js paid, that's all we have to fwith the matter. So now you'd bei- jiithauk. the gentleman for your Hb- 7~, and see you don't get into no more rapes. D'ye hear?" and with a tmke to Miss Peg O'Reilly, and a touch tj/his helmet to Ruthven in acknowl- |gment of a douceur over and above ie stipulated fine, the constable went bout his 'business, and left the liber- Ited captive alone with her benefactor. I'^Ruthven felt himself to be in an awk- yard position. There were spectators |o the interview, and tie did not know vhat to do—what was best to be done. 3ut the little girl was gazing up into iis face with her wistful blue eyes, and fth'e look of want and starvation upon |h'er pinched features did more for her j/than any,amount of elocution could jave effected. j "Come here — Peg — what's " your lame? Are you very hungry still?" l>' "I'm allays hungry," the child re|plied, In'a frightened whisper. "YOu can speak out to me. ,1 won't irt you.,, Have you no friends nor K, 1 '/None, sir. I never did have." "'''How do you live? Who feeds you?" '-' "I picks up things." ''And where do you sleep?" 'j? } "Under the market arches, "and some- imes '}n a doorway," aren't you cold at night?" |£ ,The girl only shivered for reply, and |erp'sse"d her naked, dwy feet one over jthe , oth^rl As she did , so, Ruthveu |onarke,d they were covered with sores, fe 1 '! "Would you 'like to be respectable, ' I'" What's that, sir?" •|Tp be kept clean, and have warm ' nnd-a good dinner' every day," i! • But no pne w.on't give me." if you'll be a gopd girl in 'Will. you come with me, Peg?" .witb you,! Pf course I will, 'you'll ta k 'e we, .Why, it's all because g pf ypu .J ain't in prison, I'd go with you '[to, the ot£er end of the w'prld, and be urglaorto,"' " ' . what I can do f pr /(ffl. ,.f!erf, pabj" , ttWQvoalirat, tbe same mo- placing , the , child in one, yp-bls^own position in the other. very benevolently disposed— 89 ( as h ,e already began tp tell f i b'ut he '<?puld npt quite, go the , pf .driving in $e, same qafc as y,v As the, twp, yebicies took -towar.4 .ji^nsington, 5utb' . qualms as to 'bow Mrs. Garrett would p|pf,}Y,e the new addition to the bouse* "- tpi4 btw ffniy that morn* It w<mt agJngt her N*5reiiTf?' "&f >•* "* '? * •w' * i the hotise Wasn't iflore than nuisance already. No, sif; no me, if you please. If help i must have, let it be with as little trouble as inay be; so, with youf leave, I'll look out fof a respectable, youfcg gal td do the Scrubbing and SUch like fof me." Ruthven had remembered this speech as he stood in tho police csouft. Mrs. Barrett wanted a yoUttg girl, and here was a young girl in want of a home. Why shouldn't she do for Mrs. Barrett? It all seemed Very feasible at the moment, but when he had completed the bargain, and was driving to Kensington to introduce his protege to his housekeeper, he felt that he might perhaps have been a little hasty. However, before he had had full time for repentance, the brace of cabs rattled up to his front door, and Mrs. Garrett appeared upon the threshold, reartv *o welcome the apparent visitor) CHAPTER II. OTHING could exceed the housekeeper's Surprise at seeing her master ue- turn home at so unusual a time of the day, except, perhaps, the intelligence which followed it. "Bless my soul, Mr. James! nothing's the matter, I hope? You haven't broke your leg, nor heard bad news, nor had any misfortune, surely!" "No, Mrs. Garrelt, my legs are all right, thank you," replied Ruthven, leaping to the ground; "but look here! I want to speak to you for a moment," and, linking his arm through that of the old woman, he led her back into the passage. "You told me, this morning, that you wanted a girl to help with the housework, and so I've brought you one." . "You've brought me a gal? Lor'! Mr. James, you're joking!" "I am not, indeed. 'She's in the other cab; and I want you to be very kind to her, and look after her well, and all that sort of thing, for me. "But you'll excuse me, sir, for asking. Who is she?—for you can't bring any sort of gal into a respectable house like this, to knock about the things and damage every article she touches." Ruthven-considered a moment. He felt it would not do, all at once, to initiate. Mrs. Garrett Into the antecedents of Miss Peg O'Reilly, and decifled that a little'innocent deception, was necessary, to win the housekeeper over to his cause! "Now. listen to me, Garrett. I ask you to take charge of this girl for me as a favor. I know she is not all that she should be, in outward "appearance at least, to form your companion; but, with your ready wit, you can remedy that in a few hours, and I have a peculiar reason for wishing to befriend the child." "You know her people, then, Mr. James?" said the housekeeper, suspiciously, "Of course—of course," he answered hastily; "and all about her. She's been terribly misused and half starved; BO feed her up well, and don't let her oui of your sight; and here's a five-pound note. Get some clothes, and make hoi look decent as soon as you can; and— and—that's all. You'll find her in the other cab." Saying which, Ruthven leaped back with' all speed into his own vehicle only desirous to get out of ear-shot before Mrs. Garrett -should Introduce herself to Peg O'Reilly, He could "do good • by stealth," but be certainly "blushed to find it fame." ' As soon as her master's cab had driven away, the housekeeper beckoned to the second one to advance, and descended the steps to welcome Mr, Rulh- ven's protegee. What was her astonishment to find sitting in a scared attitude at the bottom of the cab, what appeared at first sight to be a bundle of rags, and prove? on nearer inspection to be a half- starved, weird-looking child, with filthy hair and skin, and a look of Intense fright upon her features, The djrj disgusted the precise old woman beyond measure; but the evident fear of the poor girl was- In excited her compassion. "jjor" bless^me! This can't be the ga as M.r, James* meant?" "Where's the gentleman? Him as Is so kind to me?" demanded Peg anxiously, "The gentleman's gone away aud.lefi ypu tp my charge, so ypu had better ge down and some ind,oprs with me," "You won't send me to prison?" o> mended Mje,s Peg Q'Reljly, "Bless the child! what are ypu talk Ing about? Here, cpme, get into the bouse quick, dp ^-before we bave ftl tbe neighbors,' heads out of tbe wjpdjpws ^taring st'us/! < , • A»4 having,bundled"Peg'ou,t of Mp, fiJOT.ett PaW tfee.drlyer's fare magnificent disregard 9! bis. laugh, iej at nei* dissonjatwre^ and, fo-JUqw^ij *l «&t.«ait^ial ttftttf* f# "Wi ywWftevir a thief, 1 _,B, tta*a«, 1 ainY* laid" lU «nfee"aftlt!fl|!t. "I te&fe tfifres i i %as SiS 'ie'ary and th§ „.. matt saw me and look me eft to* the lockup, and they would have sent me to &fe, too, only the kind gentleman rtight me" here ihstead;" [ tfUBt-UfceMf, jamea," murmured tfct housekeeper; bllf she was a good eld onhtrywomaftj and t*eg's story shocked ief, less Oft bet own aefeount thatt ion hat of the girl's. > | ' "Poor dhild!" she exclaimed, "it would have been just like 'em to have sent ou there, a set of blundering old foOlsl And ail for the sake of three onions i Hadn't you nothing better to eat, then?". Please, ma'am, 1 haven't had noth* fig to eat fof three days at least." < "And what's your mother about to lerve you so? 1 ' I "1 haven't got a mother, nor a father, 1 nor any one." | "Where do you live?" j "Anywhere'e. I walk about the streets all day, and at night I sleep oil the door-steps^-onfy the policeman will make me keep moving about from one to the other all night," i It gives me the shudders to think on," said Mrs. Garrett. "And Mr. James has actually picked up a gal out of the very streets to be his Uttder- louse maid. Why, we may all be robbed and murdered in our beds. Oh, these men—these men! They are so scatter-brained, there's no making head nor tail of them." Her attention was diverted by Peg pulling at the skirt of her gown. "I won't rob and murder, please, ma'am, I'd be glad to do something for the gentleman that brought me here. He looks so real kind, he does." "And so he is, child—the best gentleman that ever stepped on the earth. What's your name?" "They call mo Pes O'Reilly in the market, so I suppose that's it. Some one told me once that-my mother's name was Nan O'Reilly, and she sold matches, and she died in the work-house." "And why didn't you stay in the workhouse, then? Wouldn't they keep you? "I stayed there till I was ten, and then a lady, who kept a grocer's shop, wanted me to be her servant; but she beat and starved me terrible, and so I run away from her and tried to get my own living." "And a nice business you seem to have' made of it. However, if you behave, you're provided for now; so you may think yourself lucky. But come along into the kitchen and I'll get you something to eat: I must give you a warm bath and get you some other clothes before Master Hamilton comes home, or you'll frighten him out of the house again." Who's Master Hamilton? Another gentleman?" "Well, he'll be a gentleman some day, I suppose, if he lives long enough, and conducts himself as such; but he's only a lad at present. He's Mr. Ruthven's nephew; but no more like him in face nor sperrit, than you are." When Peg O'Reilly nad bread and cheese and cold meat set before her, she fell to work with a ravenous hunger that made the tears rise to good Mra. Garrett's eyes, and rendered the taslc that followed the meal less unpalatable than it otherwise would have been. The girl could understand the uses of food and drink; but those of the bath were less familiar to her, and 1 had It not been for the housekeeper's decision, might not have proved so enlcacious as they did. "Now, I can't have no nonsense!" she exclaimed, as she saw Peg stepping into the warm water as daintily as though it had been the broken flints her bare feet-were accustomed to traverse; "into it you go, head over ears, and you don'I come out again until I've had my wili of you. I've never had a speck of dirl in this house, and you don't begin it, I can'tell you." (TO BB CONTINUED,) MENDING PAY NOTES, of Mothers >Vho Host Use of the Needle, On Monday I wash my doll's clothes, On Tuesday smoothly press 'em; On Wednesday men'd their' little hose, On Thursday neatly dress 'era. As 'a child Wednesday 'was my bete npir, for not oply was I obliged to mend "my dolly's clothes;" but my own as well, to say nothing of darning for the boys; , Remembering 1n later years 1 the old adage that "misery Ipves company," have always done my mending and darning in company with two or three matrons of my immediate neighborhood, meeting at each other's houses on Wednesday afternoon, so that I have comedo enjoy it, NOW, a workman is worthy pf, bis tools^-and good tppls tPO"-so you will do well to lay in an putflf comprising a gpod sharp soissjrs and shears, needles, long and short pf all degrees of fineness, spool si)U and twist, with string, smooth, u»en thread, a piece of wax, &n em.ejy strong sewlns cotton, fine twilled binding tape pf varioHS widths and"b«t» tpns.pf pearl, linen, agate, bone metal, There is a "just hpw" even in sewing on a shoe buttoft- Use st9U : linen, 'tbrea<|, % NQ. 4 needle,, wax the yp,U double }t e»e en4 avoid 8, jPMHSsy. knot Which, ,th,e (0,0^ take three sachet ,to §ndRf gtsurat etc taift's Mate—tohtfn slhgrldftn Cadet — A 1*4*6* iMokfet • Spftttc*. fi are' living, w@ are dwellings In . & grand afid awful titte, In the age ott ages telling', TO be living is sublime, Harkf the onset! wili ye fold youf Palth-clad ttrnifl in laay lock? tip! 0 up! thott drowsy soldier5 Worlds are charging to the shock. Worlds are charging, heaven beholding; Thou haat but an hour to fight; Now, the blazoned cross unfolding, On! right onward for the right. Oh! let all the soul within you For the truth's sake go abroad; Strike! let every nerve and sinew Tell on ages—tell for God! Cnpt. ITOX'H Mute. Capt. Reuben L. Fox, who is wherever presidential conventions have ever been held for his connection with the state committees, tells a mule story in which the mule is doubly the hero of the tale: "We were going down the valley of the Shenandoah," tells the captain, when a "yarn" is loudly called for by the assembled comrades, "and, although, we had enough to eat as a general thing, wo certainly did suffer for tobacco. Nothing would take its place, and to do without it was a terrible privation for men who hadn't any home comforts just then. Tobacco was our solace and joy, and tobacco we talked about, wished for and—went without. "Once In every week or so we would come across great storehouses of tobacco, and then we would load our mules with all they could carry; But as every veteran knbWs, the fumes of tobacco make an animal sick in twenty-four hours, and in three days he Is staggering and trembling so he can't walk. "We were lamenting for the inil- lipnth time that we had no tobacco, when we saw within marching distance across the fields a large building which 'we knew contained enough for many a .pipe''many a day. To scurry'out in a small detachment to take* possession of all we could carry was;work, and I was one of the scurriers. Wtten we arrived at the storehouse we found a good old southerner in charge, and by his side stood a plump, good-natured mule, did not want, to take the mule by force, so I made a close bargain for her—her name was the musical one of Caroline —and all the,tobacco she could carry and when we reappeared at camp we were greeted with loud hurrahs. "Next day we started down the valley, the mule walking proudly along And/ the following day we joiirneyec on again, expecting, to see Caroline Weaken and begin the usual tobacco staggers. But she didn't stagger worth .a cent. In fact, she seemed to be enjoy-, ing her chances to see the country, ant so we kept right on with her. Well that.mule carried tobacco for.us all the way down the Shenandoah valley, returning the same way, still laden with the fragrant weed. It took four months and by that time she smelled so strongly of tobacco that she fairly scented the camp when she wagged her tail. Oh how we loved that mule, "On our return to the old plantation where we had, bought her she seemec to know she was at home. She frisked around and acted as joyfully as she could, Her^ old owner was }n sigh again, and when I led the mule over to him he said: 'If you want to sell me bajjjt that here animal I'll pay yoi twice what you paid me for her, 1 "I took up his offer, as we were in sight of plenty of weed, and as we marched I caught a glimpse of my to bacco mule rplling pver and over in the pasture to gef off her hide the' scent o the tobacco which she had pp nobjy borne for us,through the Shenandoab,' —New Yprk Recprder. tttW!,JWoffilft^li§t tflftfrftff wt. tfiis At Told of Abraham the commencement exercises at &f thl fSSlotltleS iSf tifiioa isd the ^ -eessiitittl^f MA Moody ^fif, Mei-ttiattl Mi Btnt l« ttrs ststet ifi f*» )eilloh fn the fefM of two 6f thS M«st »afeniflc6ilt'aflfii68 titt'-Sfef slie^ld* ersd a ifiwakst, tladef tne guldiftg blfidi Gens. (SfaAt afid Shsffliaii, ^a8 taefe «v6f -the f eMotest , fesetahlancS °* afi aftswer. My tfa^Wfi hafe ( BfiaifSr be6ft thfdugh th8 InstfUfflefltali* ;ies of -these two afmies wftdef the matchless and tiaritif ftkill ttf thfesfe ;w6 Generals. ' Wew if I had. aiiy ideft that a prayer would shelter^ Ieed f ftfid clothe yott I would bow dOWttt but 1 think that the best tfrayef that 1 eaa make in youf behalf ia a grayeif'tb thai f roceryman en •yofidef corner 1 . 1 "Suitihg the generous act t& the klttd and sympathetic' wefds, that ugl?« beautiful man took from his pocket a small order book and wrote: "Washington, Jan. i,. 1864.— Mr. Groceryman— Sir: You will please supply the bearer with $Si6 worth of provisions as she- may direct and choose and charge 'the same to yours truly, "Abraham Lincoln" A 1'oof Flokot. At the -beginning of th« war there were a lot of "raw" BOldlers, who, though ardent fellows and good fighters, were not' up to the West Point standard on military matters.' At Warrenton, Va., one of the new companies happened to be stationed early In the conflict, and many were the lessons that had to be learned by the earnest but ignorant southerners, who had but a slight Idea of the rigid rules of warlike discipline. But on the whole, they did exceedingly well. It was one-balmy September evening, just that delicious time of the year when the cool breeze Is laden with the rich odors of the dying leaves and full of an exhilarating crlsplness that seems to fill one's blood with dreams of love and happiness. The moon was Just peeping from behind a bank of clouds resting on the crests of the Blue Ridge, and the line of light crept down the sides and crawled across the fields of waving corn and the meadows full of chirping Insects. About in the field were scattered the white tents of the confederate, and beneath them the tired men were deep! in slumber. One of the most'Ignorant men had been put out as a picket, and for houra he trod his beat, watching with eager eye the lights from the distant farm houses, lest some fire of an enemy's camp break out Into the gloom. The air was warm and fragrant, and the soldier's mind was full of the romance of the situation. Presently the moon sanlr behind the dark billows of the cloud bank and the world was wrapped In silence and darkness. But in each bush there sparkled a glow-worm, and about in the air circulated some of the bright Insects known as "lightning-bugs," whose tiny tall is seemingly pointed with lire. Now the sentry suddenly became alarmed, and gave the signal, and the camp was soon in turmoil. The men, hastily awakened from their sleep, began to saddle up and wore full of delight at the thought of meeting .the enemy whose camp-fires, so the sentry said, had just gleamed out from a distant hill. The men were ranged up to began their march, the colonel had exhorted them that this was the "time for them to win their spurs," and all was excitement, when the sentinel crept up to the colonel. "-Colonel, 1 ' said the fellow in a discomfited voice, "I am mighty sorry, but I have made a mistake—there Is no camp fire of the enemy—it's a lightning-bug—you see, I am a bit nearsighted," and the man crept back to hide under the flap of his desolate tent, while the disgruntled men took themselves again to slumber, tt fee? . flewsf-deckM &sffls,~88 if ifi fete last pea«iM Th8 BcfUbwisffiftfl feafl" Child, afid whfiti'.'lhS boarder's menage caffife ShiT grabbed tip hef baby and.took' with her, ' • * f ; >~ ': w Tn.0 tWo woffi&ii flbdbu o v6r tn* eaakei fa? a-time i&sitefte&^At -... thd mother's Self ,86tttr«l fftf8,WftyHtt'd she bowed her head ever the bed? aftd bathed the little eatd-faee' r'" ! "*" teAfs that blinded hef aching sealda'd hef thin, careiwo)pti s the scrubwoman sat! kef' baity floor and^folded her .arms' " ''Don't, ~ma'am,v she .said,.Without & quaver in her coarse, strong;" ' "You ought to give thanks with all your souK I wish to,God it was tny b6y lying there instead of yours." The boarder laid her hand over the woman's mouth : and interrupted th« impassioned speech. "Don't Bay that," she cried, -"Yott don't realize the meaning of your words. It might come true. Your bey. might die." • The scrubwoman smiled, , ,, , ,'-} "There's no such good Itiok as tha,t,"j she said bitterly. "It's always 5 such aB- yours that goes and such as mine that stays. He's never been well, and^'he never will be well. He's a tormiaat' to 1 himself and to me, and to everybody!, about the place. ?It's -'a < continual scratching to keep body-and soul^tO'y'^K'i gether, and if I should die, w,h'at w^uld- ^|| become ,of him then? . It aln'i.that'.jt'nV •'/v'sSS unnaturally hard-hearted,' but, pinch--•<.'"-^ ing and scraping along makes brutes ,<•; of anybody. Anyway, he'd be better \ Off." . ' ''"'', ,T. "You'll be sorry some day," the other .-' ropllad, turning again to her little 6ne.f ', The hoarder moved away, and'it was' '. three years before' the' women mej;! - f again. A few days ago the well-to-do ^ woman was going through- a locality > the ins and out of which .had not been familiar to her for many months, and among the scrubwomen on the steps • of a large building she saw her fornier t s charwoman of the boarding house.' | ; "How is Freddy," she asked, the firstf, greeting over. ., > . , . The woman's lips trembled." "Freddy's dead," she said, putttlng| down her brush and drying her eyes ^ on the corner of her apron. „•", * . ,>' The boarder grasped her • hand in '>> ready sympathy. VI'm so sorry.'t sshe said simply. , , .- . r ,,v', » "It just 'happened last week,'! the " scrubwoman went on between . sobs.! ''I've remembered a thousand, .times 1 , what you said about being sorry.'"! It'-' was all true. -There's not an hour, that I don'^ want him with me again.' ,1ft' ' I only hadn't said it! My poor little ' boy!"—Chicago Tribune. Summitvlile the class address was delivered by Benjamin F, Phemiater, one of Van Buren's teachers, wbp illustrated the spirit of bis subject in the following stpry of Lincpln; "On the first 4ay of January, 186$, while > a blinding snpw storm swept with untold violence-through t.be, uprtb-ern and New Engtea d ptates, wbi}e thousands of our brave defenders were suffering upon the gory fields of tbe south, i a man, tall, gaunt, and homely, was ' >n standing,in,Pennsylvania avenue tbe city pf Wasbingtpn. A woman bead ,bared ,t,p the hurricane of bewen, with her f,ept jjafced-'tp the frozen' ground, with her gown an4 torn, say him, 6be, supppsjng W m Jp fee a minister pf the Gpppel,'- 0 -' to bte, H9(J falling at bis feet, him thus; , ' " " <Pbi sip! Jf ypu are a minister of th> .Qpppel, if ypu serve tbe Gpcl'w,bp i by ravens an4 Israel with , \yiign SlierWun Was a Cadet. Gen. Casey, who recently retired as chief of engineers of the army, graduated In a class which contained a ^reat many distinguished officers in'the late ,war. It is said that Gen', She'rjdfin pften, claimed that the clas of 1852, was bJ» class, although In reality he graduated the next year, The story of ,wby he did not graduate is told' by a friend who admjred the great cavalry leader very much. Sheridan never became, any kind of an officer while he was a 'cadet, He was always a private, not even becoming a corporal or, a^y pt^ei' petty officer that would give b>w command of bis follows, Marching put to dinner one day Sheridan fell under the eye 'of R cadet in^tbe cjfs 8 fcelqw wbp was au officer in that class, consequently cpjnpejient ,to command, a private even In the class ab'ove/bim, He ordered' Sheridan ' t'o wa}^ more soldierly, and spoke/to him >n very sharp tews, Sberldan told the-ypung vnau that be wpwia se« Ww " ner. 4n4 Immediately a ri»s was; , " " , .... at tbe young Qfljcer,, He was " ftl'ter» —' tbe flw •ing tbftt b? was getting t^e HOW. SNAKE FROG.> A» Soon an Serpent Has Captured Hind liege, Gooil-by How a snake eats frogs'is worth-the telling. The writer distinctly remembers witnessing a dramatic meal of this kind, 4n which, pf course, ,the; ., snake came out the winner, getting his' dinner in excellent style and complete-' , ly vanishing the frog.' Though 'a snake 1 may seem, at ''first' .flight an organism that is extraordinarily slow 'of^ comprehension, any well 'regulated bphid-, • ian knows, nevertheless, exactly' how: \-' to' ' sattsty l the wants * of ^nature? In^J, the most approved manner., A * snake /' invariably • grabs a v frog * byj jthe -bind ,V' legs. This preliminary struggle, is one ' r • of-the, most impressive features pf tbe ' combat. With a well^deflned .natural'"., Instinct the chief effort pf the 'frog Is ;; 'to keep his'other hind leg far away.,^ from the snake's mouth, in the hope that he may speedily exhaust bis one?''' my's strength, and also because be feels that if bis-other hind leg is made,papn t ! tive he will have, less ppwer,t9,,fjght,>' Once both hind legs' aye,, w.ltb.la, the i} ' serpent's fangs the^aot of s,wallowlng<.,' begins, , Inch b,y inch ^he. struggllngr' frog'Is flraw,n further and furfbeMnto " the yawning ^rJStce that expands at''- each gulp,'' Tb« channel throu^tyhicb, t/^e frpg 'has'to pass is'^a^^ally^^ir' < Jarged by S!QW effprts -••••'• 'part,- accpwpanied"hy Serper and finger, convulsions of the wretched •pbe gullet of'thrsnaKe'ln'tts natural s proportions 'is -Qwltft, large \engjjgh ts' contain the limbs pf the frog, b,»t an m frequent gulps the-JjQdy'Js, and further M<) tb?' of swallowing ' the r.5w . efl and drawn »\it,- ' FiiwUy Is 4«uble bis nerpal. length bis circumference, expansion OR the one band a^d : traction m the other gees e»» t^t is wpFkecl 4ewn iterte in- on /psyted (or IfWJ&fU t«e $ba jcpwas^aat tb e iprm^pgp^ ia e yQ&'mwwjp&^&ymt^m&^W' • wWsw/M^*^ i^HAteaMtu HBUI js^f^Mi 3^d ltnMn«v. »fl -,« A ^4. -nrttli I tlf tt ftlVI n*»Jn«rt> Vile 1 - *3 i-flH rt.%1 4--.* ^

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