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in the cabin, talking of many things, rapid course became greatly impeded when they perceived an unusual noise “ Now we can do nothing more," said the and roaring; and plainly heard the under captain, with a stern submission to his pilot give orders to take in the sail, and fate. “Now no steering, no direction, keep a redoubled look-out on every side. can help us. If God does not aid us, All sprang up, and hastened to their we must find our grave in the billows posts.
here." * “What's the matter ?” asked the cap. 1 How Ivan and Gregory must have felt tain. “A fearful storm is brewing at the at these words you can readily imagine. south-east,” was the answer. “If we | Never had they before made a voyage to were only in the open sea!”
any distance ; never had they experienced The ship received the motion given it a storm.- Whatever they had learned of by the waves; mounting higher and higher it, they had gathered from descriptions continually at every moment, the storm and narratives; and I need not assure you became more violent, the roaring more how far the best description falls short of frightful, and the billows rose to an in- | the impression which the reality produces. credible height. Sometimes the ship hung Shut up in the ship, pale and exhausted, suspended on the top of the waves, and without being able to sleep, for a moment sometimes she sunk down to the very the unfortunates sat in the cabin despairdepths. The day had wholly disappeared. ing of their safety. They saw nothing No one could steer the ship with certainty, but approaching, certain death before as the violent storm broke upon the near their eyes. Every howling, roaring billand, took another direction, and drove low spoke to them this fearful doom, so forward the ship as if it were a light fea. | that they even finally wished that all ther. The captain, otherwise so adven- | might be soon over; for the anguish of turous a seaman, was here more distressed expecting death is more torturing than than he would have been in any other death itself. No one spoke, no one complace.
| forted and tranquillized the others. Like Maria. Why so, dear father ?
| an arrow shot forth, the ship flew on FATHER. Because he was not acquainted through the waves, and the tempest grew with this sea and the land adjoining. Had continually stronger, the billows roared such a storm taken him on a wide open more dreadfully, and the ship was dashed sea, well known to the sailor, then he onward at would have been less affected by it, because All at once she struck with so hard he would have felt certain as to the rocks, and shattering a blow that all were thrown shoals, and sand - banks: but where he confusedly together. Again, once more now found himself, all these were to be the ship raised on the top of the wave, dreaded. All suitable precautions were then dashed down, and, on a sudden, taken, but it was now impossible to steer stood as if it was fast walled in. . the ship; they were obliged to leave it to JULIA. Now I can imagine how it was, the violent assaults of the sea and the just as in the case of Robinson Crusoe's tempest. The darkness naturally increased ship; to split in pieces and go asunder their terror, the glimmer of the day hardly must be the fate of the poor Juno. lasting for an hour, could not be per- Maria. And all le drowned. ceived on account of the thick clouds Gus. That could not have been the deeply overhanging them even down to case ; for who, then, would liave told this the water; and the waves caught away story? with them the ship, dashed about in a FATHER. It is now too late : I will go wholly unknown region. No one could on with the story some other time. Tounderstand the others, so loud was the morrow evening you may then expect the roar of the wind and noise of the billows i continuation. striking against the sides of the ship.
(To be continued.) Two days had the poor men done all in their power, when the mainmast, broken A large retinue upon a small income, by the storm, came down with a thunder- like a large cascade upon a small stream, ing crash across the ship, by which its' tends to discover its tenuity.
e fearful rate.
ELECTRICAL RECREATIONS. The Magical Dance.--From the conductor suspend three bells, the two outer by chains, that in the middle by a silk string, while a chain connects it to the floor.-This for music,
Then suspend a plate of metal, and exactly under it a plate of the same size: on the plate place figures of men, &c., cut in paper of leaf gold, and pretty sharply pointed at both ends.
If a piece of gold be cut at a large angle at one extremity, and a very acute angle at the other, it will want no stand, but will hang by its large angle at a small distance from the conductor.
Though letters five compose my name,
My first I never wish to view,
6. If it were possible for a single lady to be man-hater, what would be her most appropriate name?
Andne happy of the few attain, gain.
My first or you or I can do,
But we've no idle time at present; My second neither I nor you,
Although, methinks, 'twere very pleasant; My whole, beneath the sun's hot beam, Will drive the cattle to the stream.
ENGLISH COUNTIES; HISTORICAL
ENIGMA. First tell the Court that well befriends The lawyer who on it attends: Though the poor clients often wait, Till death's decision ends their fate. -Next where the noble Lords repair, Who make our wooden walls their care; From whence they issue those decrees That guide our navy on the seas. -A Park I now would wish to know, Whose trees have scarce begun to grow; But will a beauteous place appear, When tiine shall high their branches rear.
Now the appointed place declare,
The happy institution find,
Then tell me what they call the space
Next where's the place to which you go,
Last where do British sailors come,
ful arts. cted to atte kind ;
Five letters do compose my name,
To hear my second caroll'd from each spray My whole they never knew, nor should we
behold, If we of modern days lived in an age of gold.
4. My first and my second congenerate fishes, And my whole, a good fruit, makes us excel dishes.
5. They who have me not do not wish to have me They who have me do not wish to lose me They who win me, have me no longer!
6. If I was in the muddle and you were out of muddle, what change do I make!
Where infants willingly repose their head, Transpose and find a rugged rock instead.
Complete, you 'll find I am a substance hard,
ANSWERS TO FAMILY PASTIME. ENIGMAS 1. Husband. 2. L or D. RIDDLES
1. The Senses. 2, Snow. 3. Wed-lock Match-lock-Pad-lock - War-lock Fire-lock Fore-lock.
“Langford,” said Alfred reflectively, ELLEN LYNDHURST ;
“ can that be the Langford of whoin I A TALE OF TRIAL AND TRIUMPH. have heard Dr. Montague's brother speak (Continued from page 96.)
so reproachfally ?-'a gentleman of much
refinement, and truly benevolent feeling,' As soon as the examination was over, read he, glancing back over the letter, -"it Dr. Montague drove off to meet some can't be him. Yet I think the name was professional engagements, leaving Alfred Charles, and that I heard something of to pack up his instruments, and to make his having a rich uncle in the country. I proper entries in the books. Having inust keep my ears open. So, they are to completed this, and the other students ride horseback to the Cave! I wish I having taken their departure, Alfred said, could be of the party.” Thus saying, he "Now, I'll snatch a' moment to read my with a downcast air, folded the letter, and cousin's leker.” He threw himself back returned it to his pocket, and then left the in the Doctor's chair, and read :
hospital. “My dear Alfred,- You will pardon my omission to write to you on the accustomed day, when I tell you that our little society
CHAPTER IX. in Windmere has been enlivened by the
THE SMUGGLER's cave. — FIRST IMPRESSIONS. arrival of a gentleman from London-a It was a fine bracing morning at the close nephew of the good old Squire's, named of October, when the trees were clad in Charles Langford. He seems to be a hues of amber and of brown, that was gentleman of much refinement and of fixed for the ride to the Smuggler's Cave. truly benevolent feeling. I have there | About nine o'clock in the morning, Matfore felt much interest in his society, and thew drove an old-fashioned phaeton, drawn he has paid me most courteous attention. by a horse, whose feet were Aanked by
“Do, my dear Alfred carefully guard long tufts of hair, and whose main and yourself against the temptations of the | tail would have been a prize to a working great city in which you are now situated. | upholsterer. He was followed by a boy, Not a day passes but I think of you, and who led a couple of horses that for many tremble lest the ardour of your youth months had never received such a careful may be imposed upon, by those influences grooming as they had upon this occasion. which have ruined many promising young Still they were as rough as some of Land. men upon their outset in life. Mr. Lang-seer's best studies; and so little accusford has told me much of the dangers tomed to the rules of polite training, that that necessarily encompass you. We when standing at the gate waiting for have all been pained by his revelations. their riders, one would thrust his neck He has seen much of the world, and has over the other's back, and both would fortunately had strength of mind enough drop off into a comfortable doze. to sustain him through many trials.
Mrs. Davis had prepared sundry niceties "We have formed a little party to go with her accustomed zeal. A well-stored down to the Smuggler's Cave, where we basket containing meat pasties, and fruit once passed such a happy day, gathering tarts, a pot of cream, a bag of sugar, with shells and sea-weeds from the shore, and sundry bottles of wine and porter, whose admiring the blue waters as they spread necks started up over the milk-white towel their cooling waves at our feet. It has which enveloped the solid viands as if been arranged that Mr. Langford and my- their spirits were too high to brook such self shall ride on horseback, and that confinement. Then there were knives father shall drive Mrs. Davis and the and forks, and spoons, a tea-kettle, cups, Squire in the phaeton of the latter. How and saucers, and some lucifer matches. I wish you could be with us. Let us hope These were all stored away beneath the that the time will soon come for you to broad seat of the phaeton. As soon as pay us a visit. Father sends his kind the preparations were completed, Mr. love.
Lyndhurst stepped out and assumed the " Believe me, your affectionate Cousin,” reips, examining the equipments of the
“ELLEN." horse with as much care as if he had to VOL. VIII.-NO. XC.
control a thorough-blood animal, whose “It must appear so to you,” replied fiery propensities might endanger the lives Ellen, “after seeing the first-rate equi. of the passengers. Then came the Squire, pages of London. However, if you are looking as nice as a new pin, and as rosy unaccustomed to riding, there is comfort as a school-boy; then Mrs. Davis, who in knowing that you are safe in your seat had evidently taken extreme precautions – that no tricks of the animal you ride for the exclusion of cold, by enveloping will be likely to destroy your day's plean herself in garments which visibly increased sure.” Ellen's impression of Charles her dimensions. Besides these she bore Langford, derived from the intercourse of upon her arm, in the shape of coats and a few days, was that he entirely shunned cloaks, a most ample provision against any the gaieties and enjoyments of life. She severe inclemency of the weather; and little thought that the steady and demure bore in her hand an umbrella, whose di-, equestrian now by her side was one of the mensions completely threw into the shade, best huntsmen in the counties around the meagre capacities of the modern im- | London, that he was known upon the turf, provements in this useful article. Matthew and that among his companions he often appeared dressed in a new suit of clothes, I went by the unenviable cognomen of which if they offered no testimony to the “Sporting Charley." ability of the country tailor, at least proved The road to the Smuggler's Cave lay that he was not selfishly sparing of the through a romantic country, reminding cloth, for the sleeves extended over Mat. the passenger of the olden time before thew's hands, almost to their entire con- turnpike-roads and iron railways had incealment; and he found it necessary to terfered with the poetry of Nature. There turn up the bottoms of his trousers, as a were hills, and dales in rapid succession, matter of obvious convenience and eco -streams of water crossed by wooden nomy. Matthew held the horse while Mr. bridges, upon which the treading of the Lyndhurst took his seat, and adjusted the horses' hoofs woke a hollow sound that rereins; then he assisted the Squire to the verberated through the valley, there were seat by Mr. Lyndhurst's side; then he little streams dropping from the road-side contrived, after repeated attempts to get with a bell-like music, and making the Mrs. Davis into the narrow place behind, moss and fallen leaves around glisten with and managed by repeated pressures of pearly drops. There were places where petticoats and external garments, to reserve old elms spread their thick branches and a few inches of space for himself.
formed an avenue of shade into which Lastly came Mr. Charles Langford and the light stole through green and yellow Miss Lyndhurst,—the latter looking as leaves, and tinged with varied dyes the blithe as a village maid going to a mar. objects underneath. The leaves that had ket. By dint of hard tugging at the reins, already fallen formed a soft carpet which
t or two with the whip, Matthew broke the sound of the wheels and hoofs. managed to separate the two horses from as the phaeton jolted along over deep ruts the lazy position in which they had placed and fallen branches of trees. As the day themselves; and Ellen was speedily mounted advanced, the sun shone out with splenupon Dobbin, a rough white nag with jet dour and with power, as if summer and black eyes, and with a tail that swept the autumn were holding a truce and had ground. Mr. Langford jumped upon determined to blend their charms. Peggy, a brown mare whose age exceeded “I've been looking, friend Lyndhurst," that of “the oldest inhabitant;" and Mat- said the Squire, as Ellen and Charles thew having taken his place, and under trotted by, “at these young people, and gone some severe expostulations from do you know I've been thinking that they Mrs. Davis, upon the manner in which are calculated to make a happy pair.” he trod upon her dress and inconvenienced “They are a happy pair, no doubt, her person, the party drove off towards the already,” said Mr. Lyndhurst; alluding to Smuggler's Cave.
the hilarity of spirits, which he had marked “ This is quite a primitive turn out," them enjoy." said Charles laughingly, as he kicked the “But I mean," said the Squire, “that if sides of his sluggish steed.
| their relationship became a nearer one,
they might be exceedingly happy. You to Ellen than as rapidly as prudence would won'i, perhaps, deem me bold if I tell you allow, he commenced whispering the poithat I feel towards your daughter almost son of flattery into her ear. He talked the sentiments of a father. She is so good less of the beauties of her person than of a girl-so benevolent--so devoted to you, the graces of her mind, and those good and to the poor of the village, that I think qualities of the heart, which she so much she is too good a creature to be left to the cherished. He modulated these outbursts chance of matrimony."
1 of flattery by frequent remarks upon “ The subject has never occupied my principles which he judged her to approve; thoughts,” said Mr. Lyndhurst; " she is and by endeavouring to claim for himthe only object for which I have a strong self in her eyes some of the elements of desire to live, and the thought of parting character which he so freely ascribed to with her has never once crossed my mind." | her. It must be confessed that, by these
"But we know the decrees of Provi- | meants, he already exercised an influence dence," said the Squire; "we all must over her heart, an influence that to he: part at some time ; and would it not be was strange and embarrassing, and which better for you to direct your daughter's shé scarcely yet understood the nature of. choice, and secure to her a happy settle- Charles fully perceived how far he had ment, than to leave her at last alone in succeeded. The hesitating manner, and the world with no one to shed'a 'protect the rising blush, the listening ear, and the ing influence over her?”
ready appreciation of whatever merited " It is a subject that I can scarcely bear | notice even in a slight degree, too readily to think of,” said Mr. Lyndhurst.
tell their tale to those who are practised in "Perhaps I have done wrong in naming the arts of flattery and deception. He it," said the Squire ; "but I 'confess I knew that he had ensnared the heart of a have more than once thought that Ellen young girl, and he looked upon it merely and Charles are admirably matched; and as a part of the pastime which relieved as I am about to settle my worldly affairs, the monotony of his country life. Sucand he will become the heir to most of my ceeding in one step he took another ; possessions, I confess I should like to see and growing bolder by degrees, he at him married to some one worthy of him.” | length made an unreserved avowal of love.
“You harm me, by your kind opinion “I little thought,” said he, “that my of my daughter," said Mr. Lyndhurst. “I present visit to Windmere would be confess that the subject has been painful attended by circumstances SÓ sweetly to me, because it came by surprise. But interesting to myself-the meeting with I may feel it to be my duty to think se- one who in mind and in person should riously of the matter, and to resume the prove so completely all that I have picsubject with you again.”
tured to myself as essential to impart "I shall be delighted,” said the Squire ; happiness to man.” " and if I am not mistaken, Charles already if You may be deceived," said Ellen ; entertains sentiments of affection towards “I have heard that impressions easily Ellen. Old bachelor as I am, I think I made are as easily effaced. Besides, I am see enough to assure me of that. He has fully conscious of my own defects. I made many inquiries about her of me, know that I am but a country girl, of and this fact strengthens my suspicions." plain and unsophisticated manners. If I
At this moment the young people, who have good qualities of mind and heart, I were in advance, were observed to be in owe them all to my father, who from my deep conversation. And it is singular that childhood has bestowed the most anxious at the moment when the foregoing dialogue care upon me. I know too well, however, took place, they were engaged in a con- | that I must lack those personal graces versation of a similar tendency. It is too which, though they may not constitute much a custom with “men of the world," the strongest tie of love, are at least as they are termed, to trifle with the weaker necessary to its perfection, especially with sex, and to play upon them as mere in those who are daily and nightly dazzled struments to be sounded at' will. No | by the exhibition of fashion, beauty and sooner was Charles Langford introduced | taste.”