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may be my nephew's faults, I will not I find you waited upon by a liveried foot. become a spy upon him. I will go with man-I see cards strewed about your room; right English openness, and confront him cigars and fanciful pipes arrayed upon the with these charges. You shall accom-side-board – whips or spurs in almost pany me, as witnesses of the past, and of every corner-aud various other things, what may then occur. He cannot be so the use or ornament of which I am at a bad as to deny all, in the face of those loss to understand. And, more than all, who will know the falsehood of that your appearance now is so much altered, denial.”
that I should scarcely know you. Those “ That is the proper plan,” said Doctor things across your lips--whether real or Montague, “Give him a fair opportunity artificial I know not, but it strikes me of exculpating himself, if he can. Truth that they have no business there--and that is sure to rise uppermost, however he may the Charles I now see before me is not the attempt to keep it down,''
Charles who from time to time has visited “I fear," said Mr. Montague, “when me at Windmere, and won my heart in he finds what is going on, he will be too another character.” clever for us all. He will affect such an There was a, pause after this plain but air of injured innocence, that you, Sir," sensible speech, which completely em(addressing the Squire,) " will be melted barrassed Charles, and baffled even his again into misplaced confidence, and will hypocrisy. He would have given the accuse us of being his prejudiced enemies." world for some one to have broken the
“Do not fear me," said the Squire, silence, and to have attacked him in terms with much feeling, “ I am getting stronger of violent abuse, to which he could easily than I was, and can now bear almost any- | have replied. The pause was a painful thing."
one to all. The crimson blood appeared
and disappeared in Charles' face-and the There was a noisy altercation in Charles moment of conviction appeared to have Langford's chambers. He was heard ex- | arrived, when a startling, irregular knock, claiming “this is a cruel calumny, and was heard at the door. nothing but envy on your parts, and a Presently a loud disputation was heard. desire to keep from me my uncle's pro- “ I tell you, you cannot see my master," perty has induced you to take this step." exclaimed the liveried attendant.
"It is not likely that I to whom you “ Put I vill!”' screamed a shrill and owe large sums,--I who wait for the realisa broken voice, in a tone of unmistakeable tion of your expectations, to be paid,-- anger. “ Not all the gods shall keep me should entertain such a desire," said Mr. from seeing him, de villain !" Montague.
The door was suddenly thrust open by a " And what interest in opposing you sharp blow from a fist, and Moses the could I have ?” asked Alfred, “seeing Jew, staggered into the room. that your marriage with my cousin would “Vare is he!-vare is de rogue !-- de have enriched her, and might have benefited sheat wat swindle me out of my monish!
Ah! dere you are ; now, swindler, pay me Probably you are a candidate for her my monish! give me pack my notes and hand yourself!" said Charles, with a sneer.
my cold ?” “But were I so," said Alfred with in- The bystanders drew back while the dignation, “I could have no hope to get old man thrust himself forward, and your uncle's property."
shook two pieces of paper in Charles' "Stay!" said the Squire, with a greater face, with violent gesticulations calmness than he had before displayed, Charles hung down his head, he saw “ there are a few things, Charles, which I that his hour was come. myself cannot understand. I have been “Wat do you say ? Vy do you not under the impression that you were speak+wat have you done vid my monish? young man of religious sentiments, and of Pshaw--dis is trash-it is a cheat it is a retired habits. I come to town unex- forgery!" pectedly, and I find you living in a place “Forgery !!! exclaimed alle marked by every extravagance and luxury. "Yes, skentleman,-a forgery!-I charge
him wid forgery! He, that vile cheat came and said, “ Charles, Charles, this is dreadto me. I, a poor old man-a ver' poor ful! What is to be done ? old man -- he came to me and took all Why, Sir,” said Charles, with an air I had in de vorld, saying dat his uncle of great bitterness, as I am accused of had given him dese drafts."
such vile acts and you all conspire " It is false !" said Charles, determined against me I withdraw from your preto make a last effort to escape. “I deny sence, and will trouble you no more.' that I ever saw this old wretch. He is So saying he hastily put on his hat, and a madman, to whom I have often given left the house. reliefand this is but an expression of “ Take comfort,” said Mr. Lyndhurst; his insanity."
an innocent creature has been saved "No, no, shentlemen ! Cot knows dat I from wrong--let us hope that the guilty am not mad-I might have peen mad one will be brought back to repentance!” when I gave him all my monish for dis
(Conduded at page 361.) trash—dis rag--ah you vile swindler, give me pack my cold !" The poor old miser trembled with
A CAUTION TO BOYS. rage, a profuse perspiration stood upon his brow, and his white hair and beard Boys, use no profane language, utter were tossed in wild confusion as he shook no word that will cause the most virtuous his head frantically while appealing for to blush. Profanity is a mark of low justice. He turned round, and putting breeding; and the tendency of using the papers into the Squire's hand, said : indecent and profane language is degrad
" He says I am mad-look at dese ing to your minds. Its injurious effects vill dey not show dat dere is his uncle's may not be felt at the moment, but they name, signed by anoder man's hand; and will continue to manifest themselves to are not dese cheques from de pank upon you through life. vich dat coot old shentleman draws?" They may never be obliterated ; and
The Squire started back with horror. when you grow up, you will find at your
"It is too true," exclaimed he; my tongue's end some expression which you boy—the child of my adoption is lost-my would not use for any money. And this hopes in him are blighted for ever!". expression was learned when you were a
“Put you vill pay me my monish, vil boy, By being careful on this point you you not ?"' exclaimed the miser. “I shall may save yourself much mortification and have it all again?”
The Squire replied not, but buried his “ Good men have been taken sick and face in his hands, and wept,
become delirious. In these moments they "O Cot, my monish! O Cot, my have used the most vile and indecent monish !” exclaimed the Jew; and sud- | language. When informed of it, after a denly overcome with a violent tremour, restoration to health, they had no idea of he sank upon the floor.
the pain they had given to their friends, He was immediately raised up and and stated that they had learned and placed upon a chair, when Alfred per- repeated the expressions in childhood, and formed the requisite medical attentions. though years had passed since they had "I fear he is dying,” said Alfred. “He spoken a bad word, the early impressions must be taken at once to the Hospital.” had been indelibly stamped upon the
Mr. Montague, Alfred, and the valet, mind.” assisted to carry the old man downstairs, Think of this, ye who are tempted to and place him in a cab. As he was borne use improper language, and never let a away, he muttered, with a feeble voice, vile word disgrace you. An oath never "My Cot, my monish! my monish !" falls from the tongue of the man who
Mr. Lyndhurst and the Squire were left commands respect. alone with Charles, and several moments Honesty, frankness, generosity, and elapsed before the silence which succeeded | virtue are noble traits. Let these be to this dreadful scene of excitement was yours, and we shall not fear. You will broken. At length the Squire looked up, then claim the esteem and love of all.
did the first bear, which lay, to all appearEVENINGS AT HOME; ance, in the last struggles of death. Then OR, WINTER IN SPITZBERGEN.*
he strengthened himself anew, and both
beasts fell on each other with a dreadful FIFTH EVENING (continued from p. 281).
and indescribable fury. Covered with
blood, and growling, they thrashed around “Hallo! Hallo!” again cried the pilot, on the bloody earth, and tore themselves repeating his hunter's cry, and thereupon with their teeth, and so exhausted their rolled a stone in among them. This strength, that the three friends had noroused them, they became furious and first thing more of fight to engage in. They left attacked the stone, rolled growling on the the beasts to kill themselves entirely, and sand, and put themselves in motion. The removed themselves from the place of pilot approached some steps nearer, and fight, but they were so exhausted and faIvan and Gregory with him. Now they tigued, that they hardly were able to get were only a few feet distant from each to the cavern, in order to obtain the bear's other, when the strongest of the bears hide which they had left there the day beraised himself up to a fearful height, and fore. After some hours they found the growling all the while, came on his hind bears dead; and now they began, notpaws toward the pilot. When only two withstanding the cold, at once to skin the paces off he reached forth his right fore- animals, and to cut up the ftesh, a work paw to smite him down at a single blow. which lasted several hours, but likewise But the pilot, who had already placed his was a good diversion to their minds. gun, seemed only to have waited for this Loaded with the skins and the best pieces moment; for he now advanced a quick of the meat, they went to their hut. More long step forward, and ran his bayonet than once they were obliged to go over into the foe, even up to the mouth of the the ground, which was not very distant, gun, between the forepaws. At the same for the things to be carried were many, time he fired off the gun. The sound and yet they went out several times in frightened the other bear, and caused him order to carry a considerable quantity of to stand still ; but hardly had he seen that wood from the bay to the huť. Now they his companion had fallen down with a justly believed their day's work was evidreadful roaring, and his white skin was dently done; they therefore seated themstained with blood, than he came up closer, selves in the hut, around a good warm more furiously to revenge the bloody fire, and ate their supper, talking over death of his inate. Now Ivan sprang for their adventure with the two bears. ward; the bear, though somewhat smaller, “Now we will go about a very necessary yet was more raging and did exactly as business," said the pilot, the one before him. But Ivan had not best fitted for it, for we have toiled observed the pilot's manæuvre in vain ; bravely." To Ivan's and Gregory's quesfor scarcely had the bear held out his paws, tion, as to what he meant, he added: “We than he too felt the deadly steel in his must acquaint ourselves more thoroughly breast. The contest, however, was not with our household affairs, and for this very easy. The bear, which Ivan had not purpose I will first of all prepare a probably struck as well as the pilot did his light.” opponent, became continually
Julia. But where could the pilot get furious, and pressed on Ivan, and hardly this? could he withstand the force of the beast. Father. You have forgot that on the
Then Gregory sprang forward, and table, before the dead man, stood a lamp. availing himself skisfully of an exposed | This the pilot caught up; a strip of cotplace of the foe, drove his bayonet with ton cloth, which he tore from his pockettremendous force between the ribs. The handkerchief, was twisted up for a rick, bear turned round fearfully, reeled, with the fat of the bear in place of oil. tumbled down, and rolled about exactly as and thus the lamp soon burned clear and
now we are
bright. They could now look over the whole
space . From the German of C. Hildebrandt, by
of the cavern,
which reached far into the rock.
E. G. Smith.
MARIA. Then I would have searched and woe then to the poor ship which is everything carefully through.
caught between them! It will be crushed FATHER. Certainly our friends would together like a nutshell, and in the true not have left this behind, yet they had sense of the word shattered to pieces. something to do more necessary. And There is then no hope for the rescue of what was this, Max?
the unfortunate crew. Max. The examination of that
To all these representations the captain They might expect to find in it some im- paid no attention. He secretly left the portant and pleasant news.
squadron in the night, I mean the other FATIIER. They truly found important ships in the company of which he had information, but whether agreeable this hitherto been, and sailed farther towards may be learned from the account itself. the north. But what those who underWith the greatest sare Ivan unfolded the stood the matter had foretold to him paper, which was written in the Dutch actually came to pass. For two days lie language.
The letters were beautiful, had advanced with a favourable wind clear, and legible, and fortunately Ivan between the firm fields of ice, when the and Gregory well understood this lan- weather changed, the wind veered round, guage.
many cakes of ice were broken off frona Mother. A proof again, that men can- the monstrous mass, and before they had not learn too much.
perceived it, shut up the return for the FATHER. The proof of this is yet ship. further to be found in this history! Ivan JULIA. And so the heaps of ice dashed read over the paper, and translated it to the ship in pieces ? the pilot, who slightly, or scarcely at all,
Faruer. No! this was not the case. It understood that language. It contained was a special favour of Divine Providence the sorrowful account of the unfortunate that these masses of ice did not press close man whom our threc friends had buried, together, but rather kept an open space as well as the fates of his ten companions between them, and so formed, as it were, in misfortune.
a little sea in which the ship sailed about MARIA. Companions in misfortuine! as in an enclosed basin. Thus the poor But they found only a single corpse. men were now shut up as in a prison.
Fatuer. You will understand this when For miles the enclosing dam extendent I have communicated to you the substance itself; the ice continued to increase, the of the contents of that paper. It was to inner space was ever growing smaller, and this effect:
a return was not to be thought of. To Twenty-five years before, a Dutch ship, , add to their desperation a thick fog exnamed the “Good Hope," sailed with a tended itself over the whole region, in number of others on a whale-fishing, and which they could hardly see the length of with its company reached the sixtieth de the ship. Now the captain repented of his gree of north latitude. The captain was folly. Now, first, he felt how unjustly le of opinion that the fishery here would not had treated himself and those under him, prove 60 successful, and therefore con- but it was now too late. After many days cluded, against the advice of the pilot and the fog dispersed, the air was clear, the the experienced sailors, to proceed on his sky was serene, and they observed that the way as far as possible northward, in the i space in which the ship moved had again firm conviction that it would there be considerably decreased. Then the ship's inore favourable to success. In vain were company concluded to send some all their warnings; the captain decided to explore whether they could not disupon it, and ventured himself into the cover some land near, or find even a place greatest dangers.
in which they could reach the open sea Gus. Is it then so dangerous ?
over the ice, and at least be able to convey Father. Not always. The Northern ' a boat thither. Two men armed and Ocean is sometimes more, and sometimes furnished with food, left the ship. Fortuless covered with fields of ice. In the nately they chanced to take the course in first case it is to be feared that great cakes which, after the march of some miles, would break off from the masses of ice, they actually reached land, and found in
a hollow a hut fallen away. Joyfully ended their lives, and none of them knew they hastened back to the ship, and in what place or corner of the earth their brought to the crew the glad news, that ashes rested. There were eleven men, they were distant only a few miles either , who died one after another, without again from the northern coast of Norway, or seeing their friends. The last of them, from Nova Zembla. If this was really even he whom our three friends had the case they could easily reach land in buried, was the captain himself, who had well-known regions, and from hence with the sad but certainly not undeserved fate, out great trouble get back to their native to be obliged to survive all his crew,
who country. The ship was now fastened in had been rendered so unfortunate through the still basin, and, provided with many his folly, and to bury them. necessaries, the crew betook themselves - Maria. How could he have managed for the land near by. The first thing with regard to the last corpse? which the captain did was to take the MOTHER. Who can decide ? height and breadth of the land, and then FATHER. These unfortunate men spent he found to his great horror, that here was five years here : the journal concluded with no Norway, or Nova Zembla ; but that the account of the captain's own sickness. they were on the wild and inhospitable Probably he soon fell into a dangerous island of Spitzbergen.
This discovery illness, and doubtless hunger, thirst, or threw the whole ship's company into the want of care, hastened the death of the deepest consternation; they felt that the unhappy man. Besides, the deceased,
of their misfortune was owing with the exception of his self-will, must solely and alone to the captain's proud have been a good, brave, and especially a self-will, and, therefore, they loaded him pious man. Many expressions in his with the bitterest reproaches.
paper prove this, as well as that all had MARIA. But what good could that do? | spent their days in great good feeling,
Father. So they soon thought, espe- , and particularly in the greatest industry. cially when they saw how much the cap- Gus. That is well. I would do so in tain suffered. · They felt that it would be such a situation ! far better to aid each other in their hard MOTHER. You are not . under the fate.
necessity of waiting for such a fate, as you Max. But were they then really so find opportunity everywhere to subdue your unhappy? For did not sometimes a ship selfishness and be complacent and affable. come into.that region ?
Max. I wish I had the papers. They FATHER. It now frequently happens, contain certainly the best information but at that time scarcely ever, and those respecting the state of the country. northern regions were
unknown FATHER. Yes, indeed. The captain than the interior of Africa. But to pro- himself was a very well-educated and in
formed man, who observed everything They willingly pardoned the captain, accurately, and had pointed out every promised him a new obedience, and con- peculiarity of the country in which he cluded to remain here and to make the was compelled to live, for his own and for best arrangements they could. They ) the instruction of others, by which means therefore began to unload the whale-ship; he became extremely useful to our three even the hull itself, the stern, the quarter- friends, Ivan, Gregory, and the pilot. deck, mast and sail, were taken off and Nothing there was wanting with respect brought on a sle over the smooth ice to to the situation and condition of the the land. The before-discovered hut was country; not only the small plants growput into a better state, and this, together ing there were carefully described, but with the cavern close by it, was enlarged also he accurately distinguished the place into a cellar, and thus now the poor men where they were to be found, and the time were obliged to spend their days in this in which they were to be sought. They zone so near the North Pole.
found, too, accounts of the beasts, and JULIA. And they were not rescued the best instructions how to master them. not taken off ?
Every cave and every fountain was marked FATHER. No! The unfortunates here i out, and even a map of the district beauti