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How I Fared at the Siege of Plymouth.


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terrible moment; my neglect of her now was a crime particle of evidence you gave to-morrow would thenfor which I could never forgive myself. But it was or, at all events, might then-be deemed a concocted over. At thought of her danger, her possible suffer- plan between you ; but if you are able to testify that ings, my love, which had only been forced back, you have not had any communication with her from rushed over every impediment, and surged over my that day to this, and only once seen her, and that on whole being.

a public occasion, and at a distance ; your words will “ Nothing is fixed,” said Dick, in answer to my have, we may hope, a very good purpose in allaying look, for I had not spoken; "only the authorities the suspicion that so unfortunately rests upon her have determined to examine Miss Woollcombe and and her father.” lter father to-morrow.”

“ And what will be done to them, if it can be I laughed scornfully, and said, loudly and bitterly, proved ?” “What else could be fixed? They won't condemn her " At the worst, imprisonment,” said Dick.

unheard, if there's such a thing as justice, even in a I groaned involuntarily. Oh, dear little sister : bc Roundhead."

Lettice, thou never thoughtest of the meaning the “Hush, Ben, hush !" said my friend, looking round words “feminine malignant” might one day have him, with a caution that was not natural to him. for me! My love in prison and I free !—the idea

* If we are to be of any use to our friends we must was bitterness itself. Las discourse of this with bated breath, not with noisy “ They may only deem it necessary to place a vehemence."

sentry at the house, to see that no one enters or But I laughed again so wildly, so extravagantly, departs unseen." that Dick grew alarmed. He came over to me, per- “ I would gladly take the post," I said, smiling suaded me to sit down beside him, brought me a sadly. drink of water, and pressed his cool hands over my “ You will be the last man for it, unless yon throbbing temples.

manage to hide your prejudice in their favour," said “We must not talk of this any more,” he said, Dick, cheerfully. firmly, “ if you cannot play the man. I came to you, At “ten of the clock” the next morning, in a Ben, because I thought you could devise some means room of the Castle used for all such purposes, were to assist them."

assembled Justinian Peard, the mayor, with his The stress he laid upon that word "you" did more aldermen, all in their long black cloth robes, richly to force my calmness and attention than anything ornamented with strips of black velvet, and black else could have done. It compelled me to think of square velvet collars, lined with fur; Lord Robartes, lver more than of myself. Had I not said to myself the Governor of Plymouth, and Colonel Kerr, com

a hundred times that I could lay down my life for mander of the forces, to whose united authority such in het her? Now it was incumbent upon me that I should, cases were committed. But my eyes were, not M. Cabe in the first place, conquer, for her sake, all this terri- unnaturally, most of all attracted to the two, who,

ble, almost irresistible emotion that overwhelmed accommodated with seats, could hardly fail have me. Dick had wisely given me this to do for her, touched with respect and compassion the most casual and it steadied me at length. I learnt that Mr. onlooker. Mr. Woollconibe's small, spare person

Woollcombe and his daughter, who had, it was well was almost lost in the heavy cloak which is known, strong Royalist sympathies, had been re-wrapped around him. , On his first appearance he

garded hitherto as very properly abstaining from was muffled round the throat and over the mouth, intercourse with the malignants, or from rendering above which wraps his keen yet somewhat wistful them any aid. But the surreptitious manner in eyes looked rather anxiously around. Bridget was which Miss Woollcombe and her maid had left the at her master's side, and relieved him of his manifold town to visit the King, and some passages since, had outer coverings; and then the earnest, thoughtful, now led the authorities to believe that their line of refined face of the old Royalist, with its handsome conduct, formerly so commendable, had been alto profile and dignified expression, were made visible, gether altered ; and it was determined that they paler even than usual. I saluted bim respectfully. must remain under the immediate surveillance of If my life had been forfeited by that act, I must have the military or of the town, unless, upon examination performed it, not only because he was Lucy's father, made, they were able entirely to clear themselves but from his intrinsic nobility and true gentlemanfrom all suspicion.

liness. While Dick and I were talking I received a citation He smiled graciously and pleasantly, and reto appear as a witness in the matter. As I had never turned my salutation. Bridget performed the nearest given anyone the least hint as to what I had observed approach to a gratified recognition of my presence, to pass between the King and Lucy Woollcombe at that was to be expected under the circumstances. Widey, I could only explain this summons from the Her square lips widened a little, and her eyes fact that I had had the lady and her servant placed assumed a somewhat nearer resemblance to gooseunder my escort back into the town on the day of berries. their “surreptitious visit."

Then I bowed gravely and respectfully to Lucy, My first and strong impulse was to go to Lucy at and her sad, sweet face and bowed head as gravely once, at least to send to her. I suggested this, sub- responded to my gesture. How fragile she looked stituting her father's name, however, for her own, to-day! Surely she had grown thinner and whiter, to Dick Tonkin.

and sadder than I had ever before seen her. She “I don't think, Ben," said he, you could do a sat close to her father, and only smiled when she more foolish thing for the success of your good inten- looked at him, as if to comfort him. tions towards them. Let me explain why. Every “ All witnesses must leare t!:e Court."


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I did not know who said it, but I knew I must go. men, Mr. Coryndon by name, rose as I hesitated, I saw Lucy give a quick start, as I moved to quit and said, the apartment. Did she think I had brought her to " My lord, if you will pardon the interruption, I this? From my heart I ejaculated the words, would suggest that some member of the legal pro“ God forbid !" As I left I heard someone murmur fession should ask this young officer a few leading to a friend

questions. If I may suggest as much, it is an “ Two shadows of a past Royalty.”

extremely difficult thing for anyone to give an I met Mrs. Tonkin just outside the threshold of account of a matter, unless he knows precisely what the Court-room; she shook hands with me.

to say and what to leave unsaid. He will be apt to "I meant to have been here before it opened,” introduce an immense amount of wholly irrelevant she whispered, " to sit beside the dear child, if they matter, which will be tedious to those who listen to will let me. She has no mother, you know, Ben- him, and not come to the real matter in hand, sare jamin,” she added, with tears in her kind eyes. with difficulty and perplexity.” Thus saying, he sat

I could only wring her hand in answer, and bless down again. How grateful I felt to him! her in my heart.

“If Mr. Coryndon will oblige the Court by asking During my absence from her dear presence-I these questions, it will expedite matters," said Lord mean, of course, Lucy's—I was tortured with the Robartes, with a gracious nod at the lawyer. thought that she looked, indeed, as though fading Mr. Coryndon, nothing loth, as I thought, imfrom earth. Had my cruelty, my silence, my cold- mediately began, looking at me in a quick, bright ness, after saying so much, anything to do with this ? way that somewhat embarrassed me, glad as I had If she were not indifferent to me--and I hoped, oh! been of his assistance. He made me think of a how earnestly I hoped, that she at least felt kindly bird with its sharp, bright eyes, that could hop to me—had I not, by my vain, miserable, selfish round you on the other side, if you shirked him on behaviour, wounded both her tenderness and her this. pride ? All this, and the anxiety I felt as to how I “ You are a friend of Mr. Woollcombe and his should answer the questions that might be asked me, daughter ?" were but a poor preparation for the cool collectedness “ Yes." that should characterise a witness in a court of “ You visit there—I mean at their house?” inquiry.

“I have done so a few times." I was ushered in sooner than I had expected, and “ All things are to be explained, I suppose? Will Lord Robartes himself questioned me, my answers you tell the Court in a few words how it comes to being taken down by a gentleman who sat at a table pass that you, a Parliamentary officer, as you just close by.

now said

He paused, as if to expect me to “Lieutenant Benjamin Holbeck!” I saluted him respectfully.

Certainly, a Parliamentary officer," I said, and “You know this gentleman, Mr. Woollcombe, and drew myself up a little, Harry Tonkin told me afterthis lady his daughter, Miss Lucy Woollcombe ? wards, as if six feet one and a half were not height Yes, my lord.”

enough for any man. "Do you know of any unlawful intercourse either “Should be,” continued Mr. Coryndon, as if there of them has had with other malignants ? '

had been no interruption in his sentence, "on “I beg your pardon, my lord, if I ask you to give intimate terms with a Royalist--a very pronounced me the meaning of unlawful intercourse. I have Royalist—and bis daughter ?” almost no acquaintance with courts of justice, and “ That is easily explained, sir,” I began. I think, my lord, you will understand how naturally “I am glad of it," said Mr. Coryndon, smiling a soldier of the Parliament would dislike the busi- knowingly, and preparing hiniself to listen with ness of an informer."

something of unction in his manner. I spoke in an easy, frank way, that seemed given I related as briefly as I knew how, the circumto me; and there was a slight applause in the stances I have already narrated for my dear readers assembly, which was, however, checked, when Lord at Brier Grange, and tried to be careless of the Robartes said rather sternly, though I fancied a quizzing countenances that looked at me so narrowly smile lurked at the corners of his mouth

the wbile. “In your difficulty, Lieutenant Holbeck, the most “ The story is a romantic one, but doubtless true," straightforward, soldier-like thing you can do, will said Mr. Coryndon, with that same self-satisfied be to tell all the circumstances that can bear upon smile, as if he saw the whole consequences,

without the case.”

any further enlightenment, “and I am sure no As he spoke I glanced at Lucy, and was delighted gentleman here, considering the charms of the lady to find that Mrs. Tonkin had a seat beside her. Her and he bowed to Lucy—" and the susceptible age relationship to Lord Robartes had doubtless made of the young gentleman, can wonder at anything this easy for her, as I am sure it must have been that followed.” comforting to Lucy.

Lord Robartes, who was at this time still a yonng; I was thinking how best to frame a truthful state-looking man, being only forty-four, smiled, snd ment, for I remembered painfully the words concern- smiles beamed on the faces of every alderman preing the water supply of the town, which I had heard sent. But the officers, especially the elder ones, Mr. Woollcombe use to the Royalist stranger, as well looked grave, as if they did not enjoy the joke at the as the passage between Lucy and her King, which expense of one of their number. seemed so much less worthy of blame. A gentle- “ Now that you have been so good as to furnish man I knew to be a lawyer) amongst the alder- us with so much interesting information, I hope you


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will continue to entertain us, Lieutenant Holbeck,” “What sort of parcel ? " said Mr. Coryndon. Pray how went matters A very small one, not so large as her hand." afterwards ? You visited at the house to inquire There was another smile; and Mr. Coryndon said after the fair patient you had so happily saved from funnily, “ Did you measure the two ?” & worse than merely sudden death. I have heard “ No, sir; but inasmuch as her hand covered the the story, my lord, before," Mr. Coryndon went on, parcel, I conclude it was the larger." turning suddenly to Lord Robartes, “and I will con- Very good; and where did she give it to him ?" fess I have had a little curiosity to see both the lady • Just before the house at Widey Court." and the officer, especially the lady, for who ever “ Was it a soft or a hard parcel ?" heard before of anyone being fired at by a friend, and “I did not feel it, sir.” saved by an enemy?”

“ Did the little hand that covered it make any “Sir,” I said, for I felt that Lucy must be under- impression on it ?” going torture from so much painful attention to

1 I did not see,

sir." herself, and I desired to save her, “I think you said "It might have been money or jewels.?" you had further questions to put to me?

“I am not in the least able to say what was “Yes; we are getting on very nicely," said Mr. inside, sir.” Coryndon. “Now, when you were visiting at the Lucy, on being asked, made, of course, no attempt house of Mr. Woollcombe, did you ever meet anyone, to deny the giving of the packet to the King. It had friend or foe?"

been entrusted to her by her father, for presentation I hesitated involuntarily. What I dreaded was to his Majesty, and she must decline to say whether coming. I looked steadily at Lucy for a moment, she knew or did not know the contents. beseeching her for advice, for pardon if I condemned Then Mr. Woollcombe himself was questioned, and her, or if I must hide the facts. But if ever eyes said replied to every question with dignity, sometimes to other eyes, “Speak the truth fearlessly and leave even with playfulness, and with the most unswerving consequences to God,” her dear blue eyes said so loyalty. He made some answers that were, I thought, then, when my courage faltered and the untruth touchingly beautiful. It was demanded – that should screen her from blame, seemed to tremble “Had he aided the King by his substance to fight almost as a virtue on my lips.

against his people and protract a cruel war ?" I was strengthened by that glance. “I met a “I am an old and feeble man, more feeble than Cavalier there on one occasion, for a few minutes." old, my lord," he said. Then turning again to Lord

“In your presence was anything said, or any plan Robartes: “Had I been young, or had I been strong, made to the prejudice of the Parliament in this my Sovereign could have needed no service I would not siege ?"

have adventured for him. I have no son to take my “No, sir; not in my presence."

name and my place, and fight for me and for my King. “ It was hardly likely there would be," suggested My sweet child there has the heart of a woman brit the Mayor. “This young gentleman wore his officer's the soul of a man, and nothing she could have dared dress, I take it, and was known even to the Cavalier would have been wanting bad her frame been strong, as a Parliamentarian. Was not that the case ?” or had her father been other than an invalid needing It was, sir."

her tenderness and care. I have given what of my “ And you heard nothing in the house between substance I could spare for the pressing necessities Mr. Woollcombe and this gentleman that would of my King. If this is a crime in your eyes, punish materially assist us in this inquiry?"

me; if it be a virtue, spare me. My God has set my “Nothing that can affect the present position of King over me ; if I fail to do him reverence, if I fail affairs in the least, sir," I said. The question I so to 'Fear God and honour the King,' I disobey the much dreaded had come. “ As you are gentlemen, I command of the Scriptures through the writings of can appeal to you not to cause me to repeat what I the Apostle Peter." accidentally overheard, since I can most truthfully There was silence for a little while; and then, the assure you it is of no moment."

inquiry having lasted a long time for the evidently But, as I had feared, this was not allowed to pass. extremely ill-health of Mr. Woollcombe, it was It was said by someone that I was no adequate judge, adjourned until the next day. through my youth and inexperience, of what might All being in our places again the next day, Lord or might not be of moment. All I could gain was, Robartes expressed his sense of the propriety of that I might privately inform Colonel Kerr of the making such an examination in all such cases, and of matter, and if he decided I was right, no further the extreme need for circumspection in every

inhabi. notice would be taken of it. So we withdrew, and I tant of the town, both in regard to himself and his made a confession to him of the wor I had heard neighbours, not to consort openly or in secret with concerning the cutting off of the water supply. He those who make a boast of dishonouring the Parliareprimanded me sharply for not having told my ment; this Mr. Woollcombe had certainly not done, commanding officer at the time; but since the leat he having avoided naming the Parliament except was guarded now, he came to the conclusion that with respect. The present case would be met, it silence was wisest. This greatly comforted me, and was judged, by a caution; but if any further comwe returned to the court. Then followed a rigid munication was sought or took place between the examination of the words and even of the looks of aforesaid Charles Woollcombe and Lucy Woollcombe the King at Widey Court.

and the person of his Majesty, or any of the “You saw this lady, Lucy Woollcombe, give a malignants, whether officers or privates, imprisonparcel into the hands of the King ?"

ment must follow. I did, sir."

Mrs. Tonkin had again accompanied Lucy to the

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Castle, and I could but admire her brave kindness to in my life, I think, as for the first few minutes. To the lonely young Royalist. Through these two days be checked thus, and by a woman-by a woman and for I had decided that my own conduct had been so a woman! That thought made me soften. I could cowardly towards Lucy that I could only wonder if not think of Lucy and cherish malice against anyone her patience and kindliness towards me were not who loved her, even if that love were displayed in a wholly exhausted.

very unfortunate manner to myself. I glanced up at the windows of the house. It was early in the evening, but the days were short; the candles were lighted in the sitting-room within, and the blinds

were down. The temptation I felt to attract Lucy's CHAPTER XXII.

attention by throwing a little sand on the glass or by

tapping was resisted, through fear of frightening her. “She's beautiful, and therefore to be woo'd;

Presently the door opened very cautiously, and I saw
She is a woman, therefore to be won.

a head peep out as cautiously, certainly not the head

of Bridget. I hurried towards it, from my inspection S Miss Woollcombe in, Bridget ?" of the windows, just as the door was about to be I had knocked three times at the shut. door of the dear home in Looe- “ Lucy!-Miss Woollcombe !" I was not a moment street, and when Bridget answered too soon. it, I accosted her at once with the "Oh, Lieutenant Holbeck; have you knocked! question that was on my tongue. Pray walk in." I had never seen the faithful human Her manner was cool and reserved ; in anyone but dragon that guarded my lady-love Lucy it would have been cold. Her sweetness, wear so forbidding and unpromising which she could never hide, softened the bare words, an aspect as at that moment.

the constrained manner. “Sir,” she said, in a cold hard "I am alone—that is to say, my father is not well, voice, " we've had trouble enough; and has gone to bed very early. Bridget has just don't bring us more ;" and she taken him some gruel. That accounts for your began to shut the door in my face. being kept so long."

But I was desperate. I had come " Bridget shut me out, Miss Woollcombe.” I could resolved to see Lucy, to speak to not restrain a smile as I said so; but Lucy looked Lucy, and to know my fate. The pained, displeased. longing I had felt from the first to "Shut you out, sir ?" she repeated; “I do not tell her of my trouble, but which I understand.” had so long conquered, punishing

I had to explain. her perchance and certainly myself Bridget forgets that I am mistress, and the only

from the false idea of thus hionour. one to choose who must enter," she said, gravely. ing my father's memory, was very strongly working “I do not wonder Bridget feels angry with me, in me now. I had never had a more settled purpose when Bridget's mistress has so much, so very much in advancing upon the enemy, than I had now that I to forgive.” would enter this house. If I did not shrink from “ To forgive ? oh! no, sir. You have been busy; the cannon's moath, it is hardly to be expected that mere acquaintances must not expect much of each I should do so from Bridget, formidable as she was.

other." “My business is particular; I must see Miss Wooll- "Mere acquaintances !" I echoed the words. Was combe, Bridget."

this the end of it all ?--the sweet dreams, the faict “ Then, you can't," she answered rudely;“ and this hopes, which, though faint, had been all I had looked door has got to be shut, sir.”

forward to in this life? "Would I had died weeks Annoyed as I was, the sight of her queer square ago in battle, fighting bravely, as my father had face framed in the gradually shutting door was so done, if this were all.” So I thought in my bitterness, comical, as piece by piece it receded from my view, and so, not knowing hardly that I spoke the words, that I could not help laughing. And she opened the I said aloud. door a little to say

Lucy hid her face in her hands. Then she looked " There baint much to laugh at, Mister Holbeck.” up at me, pale, trembling, and in tears : “ Your father

“No, very little," I answered ; “so little, that we dead! Oh, Mr. Holbeck, and you have not told me !" must make the most of what there is, Bridget.” she said reproachfully;" could you not at least trust

She seemed to relax somewhat. “What is it you my sympathy?" want a-prowling round this house? If I had my That was the beginning, but not the end of our way, the door d be barred and bolted against you, talk. The words Lucy spoke to me and I to ber are sir. What's the good of cats and rats a-trying to live too sacred between us to bear repetition. My darling! comfortable-like together? Them as the Almighty What have I done to be worthy of this her love for doesn't make to fit, hadn't better try to do it me; that by slow degrees, rather because she could theirselves, there!" And again the remorseless door not help it, than willingly, she owned, and with so was coming towards me.

much pretty shyness and womanly modesty, timid 10 " Which is the strongest of us two, Bridget ?" confess the wealth of the gift, because she does not I asked.

measure aright its value. “I am, sir, in this house ;” and the door closed. Oh, the happiness of those hours !-life were worth What was to be done? I never felt quite so angry living if but to have experienced them.

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Bridget knocked at the door, and Lucy started up “Hearts are not bound by politics, sir," I said, with a heightened colour on her sweet face, and a gently. bright look in her blue eyes. Never surely had she "They should be, where politics are religion. What looked so beautiful as now. Bridget followed her a source of dissension already exists between you two knock by opening the door and entering.

foolish young people! The kindest, most generous "I have brought your supper, Miss Woollcombe." thing you can do, Mr. Holbeck, is to retreat from your

She carried a little tray in one hand, laid with the false position. Give Lucy upsnowiest of cloths, and on it a white basin covered Never, Mr. Woollcombe; then indeed you might over with a china cover. The expression of her face call me a traitor, and not hesitate to finish the when she saw me was a mingled one of annoyance, word.” amusement, and unbounded surprise. Bridget was too He smiled, though sadly. “If you had only been self-possessed to make any sign of this; she would not on our side, Mr. Holbeck, the side of religion, of tha allow me to think myself of so much importance. I Constitution, and of the King, nothing could have was too generous in my happiness to triumph over pleased me better. There is no personal enmity or her in the slightest degree.

even dislike in what I say to you. I believe, or I have “ 'Tis clear there's a traitor in this camp," she said hitherto believed, you to be a man of honour and demurely; “ we're not all as we ought to be, for the integrity, anxious to do your duty according to your King."

ideas of it. What pride I could have taken in you, Have you any more of this nice broth, Bridget ?" your stature, your strength, if all this had been dedisaid Lucy, smiling, as she uncovered the basin, cated to your country and your King.” whence there issued a very savoury smell, “ because “It is, Mr. Woollcombe ; if only the King knew his if you have you must please bring another basinful; true friends, if only he would take their counsels, we I feel sure Mr. Holbeck will like it. Everyone appre- might soon be at peace again.” ciates such appetising broth as this.”

“Let us have a clear understanding about Lucy,” “ 'Tisn't meat for Parliament men!” said Bridget said Mr. Woollcombe. “ She will not, she says, retract indignantly, or with well-assumed indignation ; “but her promise to you-poor, foolish child, how could she I suppose you're like the rest, Miss Lucy, now the make it without consulting me? But she has pro. Parliament's getting on.

mised me, Mr. Holbeck, not to marry without my Such as are wise

consent. Beware how you ever tempt her to forget Leave falling buildings_ily to those that rise.'” that promise!"

Lucy entered at that moment. I kissed her tenderly. “I hold most to my friends when they're in most She looked anxiously at me. trouble, Bridget,” said Lucy, playfully but firmly. "I cannot disobey papa, Ben," she said, piteously. “Go and get the broth."

“I do not think you will hear me ask you to, “If I had known you'd had him in I wouldn't have darling." made it ready," said Bridget as she retreated, to her. Her manner grew gayer at once, and the time we self, yet loud enough for us to hear every word. But three passed together was not unhappily spent. we only laughed, we were too happy to do anything

(To be continued.) else. But when it came to parting the obstacles between us seemed to spring up in Lucy's mind and afright her. The tears came into her eyes. I have done very wrongly, I am afraid, to let you

A WILD-GOOSE GUARD. love me; my father will not like it, will not allow it, and I cannot, I must not, disobey my father.”

THE San Francisco Call says that Dr. H. J. Glenn, whose

fa , “Don't trouble yourself, Lucy, dearest; your father

of Colusa County, California, is obliged to keep a guard of cannot prevent our loving each other. For the

forty riflemen to protect his grain from the depredations of wild present let that thought cheer us. Happier days than geese. The men, mounted, and armed with Henry rifles, these will come for our dear country and for our patrol the farm during the day, and on all moonlight nights. affairs; for ourselves we can scarcely have a happier

To pay his men, buy ammunition, and maintain horses, day than this, can we ?”

costs Dr. Glenn some £2,000 per annum ; but it saves his

wheat, which yields £20,000. Without the geese shooters half The next time that I was at liberty to seek my would be destroyed. sweet Lucy, I was ushered in, willingly enough but The riflemen become very expert in their business, and are very grimly, by Bridget to the presence of her master,

generally good shots and capital horsemen. The way they who, seated in an easy chair by the fire and propped

work is to discover with their field-glasses the flocks of geexe,

which at a distance of 300 or 400 yards look like a white up by pillows, looked worse than I had ever seen blanket spread over the green wheat, and they thereupon plant him.

a bullet right in the middle of the flock. This unexpected Pray be s-ated, Mr. Holbeck,” he said in his visitation sets the flock on the wing, and the geese herder usual courteous tone.

follows them up and keeps planting bullets among them till It is necessary we should talk

they rise to a great height, and leave the vicinity. together. You have not acted kindly nor rightly, sir. Few geese are killed, the object being to keep them on the I am sorry I have been mistaken in you. I deemed wing and consequently off the wheat fields. On Dr. Glenn's you a gentleman, sir. You have taken unfair advan.

ranch about 8,000 cartridges are used in a day, which represents tage of my state and my dear child's kind heart. It

about 20,000 geese daily put to flight. Oftentimes a thick fug

blows in, and this appears to be the favourite time for the is impossible I can sanction her alliance with any geese, who devour the wheat with great energy. The herders man of your opinions. I am grieved, indeed, to find then, fearful of shooting each other, are almost bafled; that she has herself so far forgotten her duty to her

but when the fog rises the flocks are put to flight, and for King as to allow herself to love you, a trai," he hours thereafter the air is filled with feathers and geese.

What are killed are carried off and shorn of the feathers, but interrupted himself, “ a Roundhead."

the revenue from them amounts to little.

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