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Whoever would see Chatsworth to advantage | windows an enchanting prospect of the gardens on should endeavour to visit this captivating spot on one side, embracing also some fine water-works and one of those delightful days so common in our beautiful wooded banks that rise up immediately early antumn, when nature, as if prospectively to from the pleasure-grounds. From this point, too, make amends for the long and dreary slumber may be seen the broad terrace which conducts to into which she is about to fall, seems to appear what, until the erection of the Crystal Palace, was before us with more than wonted beauty and bril- reckoned one of the wonders of modern art, liancy; when the richest and most glowing tints namely, the great conservatory, the description of are displayed in the woodland scenery, and the which I reserve for a separate paper. horizon is go clear that you can trace all the leading From this library, through a small ante-room, points of view even at a great distance off; when where the party always assembles before dinner, I vegetation, though in its decline, arrays itself in sauntered into the dining-room, already fully preits most variegated robes, as if to mock the coming pared for the expected guests. The tables were hour of decay and death; when the bright rays of profusely adorned with an exquisite service of old the sun, just enough softened towards its setting Dresden china, the examination of each specimen of to prevent any dazzling glare, repose in soft and which would have engaged a connoisseur for hours. quiet glory on the green and velvet lawns, or on The vases were filled with the rarest flowers. Bethe ornamental trees standing either in picturesque sides this, there was a glittering display of fine groups, or each one in its solitary dignity on the silver plate. Truly, that dinner-table would itself undulating ground; when the silvery river flashes have made a beauteous picture, with its groups of refreshingly on the eye, as it meanders onward, tempting fruit heaped together in rich profusion, broken here and there by rough ledges into a and glowing as it did with nearly every colour of succession of falls, or glides peacefully along, re- the rainbow ; its fairy edifices of spun-glass, too, flecting on its clear and placid bosom all the charms looked as if a breath would dissolve them. These, by which it is surrounded; when the deer in together with some wonderful creations of the conthe park are to be seen lying down, or standing in fectioner's art, enveloped in transparent and glitterall the graceful attitudes that so peculiarly be- ing draperies, altogether formed an Arabian Night long to them, or darting off at speed as the sound kind of scene; and I could not help picturing to of approaching wheels disturbs them from their myself the added brilliancy that the light of a dreamy state of enjoynient; the glistening foun- thousand wax tapers would shed upon it. tains meanwhile throwing up their shining showers Onward, beyond this room, was the statue galof clear transparent water, and looking almost as if lery, unrivalled perhaps as a private collection of transformed to gold dust by the sunbeams, as they art; but I had scarcely time afforded me just to flash and sparkle against the clear blue sky; and glance at its treasures, before one of the servants when, lastly, the gem of all this setting, the splen- came hurrying in to summon me to the entrance of did edifice itself, with its terraces, its Italian garden, the mansion, that I might see the arrival of the its balustrades and pillars, may be seen standing out distinguished visitor. in such clear and bold relief amid the strong light The carriages were driving up as I reached of that glorious season! Any one, I again repeat, the front. In the first the grand duke himself who has gazed on this entrancing sight as I did, was seated-a very fine soldier-like looking man, would agree with me that it was one not easily to uncommonly tall, and with a very stern, commandbe forgotten, and that fitly to describe it we must ing expression of countenance. The Duke of almost resort to the high-flown phrases of poetry, Devonshire, who had gone to meet him, occupied for mere prose seems here sadly cold and out of the place by his side, while in front of them lay place.
extended the most magnificent specimen of the But to continue the sketch of my visit. While canine species that I had ever seen, in the shape awaiting the arrival of the illustrious party re- of an Irish staghound—a breed that is almost ferred to, I beguiled the time by wandering about extinct. This dog, I afterwards learnt, was althe gorgeous reception-rooms, beginning with the ways accustomed to sleep just in front of the beautiful drawing-room, which is adorned in the grand duke's bed-room door to guard his slumbers Louis Quatorze style, everything being in consum- a precaution often very necessary in his own mate taste; indeed, as the ornaments are all white country. The carriage containing the illustrious and gold, there can be no approach to gaudiness. personages was drawn by four beautiful horses, The music-room, and a lovely apartment adjoining their harness and all the appointments being in it, were each, in their own peculiar style, models of admirable taste; while the postilions were habited the perfection at which the art of decoration has in the duke's full-dress livery, which, though very arrived in the present day. Leaving these rooms, peculiar-being composed of yellow, silver, and which open one into the other, you are ushered dark blue-has on state occasions a very striking into the library. This is not only a beautiful apart. effect. A second carriage was filled with Russian ment, but one admirably adapted for comfort. officers belonging to his highness's suite. The library of course is very valuable, containing as Numerous servants, all out of livery–for no others it does one of the finest private collections of books are allowed to attend when any royal personages in the kingdom. The lover of rare works may here are present-were in waiting, and nothing could be enjoy a precious treat, as there is a gallery winding better sustained than the whole ceremony of the all round the top of the apartment, which is reached reception. The courteous refinement of the vaby ornamented steps, and there the studiously rious details, and the high-bred attempt to make inclined may withdraw, and remain entirely un- the grand duke quite feel at home, seemed to be molested by the throng of visitors below. This eminently successful. I waited till I had seen him charming room commands from all its plate-glass escorted to the luxurious suite of rooms prepared to you.
for him, and then availed myself of the hour yet: ante-room before dinner, how brilliant was the remaining, and the glowing sunshine still resting scene that greeted me! The numerous party ason all aroună, to enjoy a walk in the pleasure- sembled to meet the grand duke was composed of grounds immediately adjacent to the house. the élite of the aristocratic world, and few things
Any one who may have rambled through these more bright and dazzling could well be imagined grounds before the skilful efforts and fertile imagi- than the rich dresses and jewels that adorned the nation of Sir Joseph Paxton had been expended fair and high-born dames present on the occasion. upon them, would now almost fail to recognise It would require an abler pen than mine to do full them, so striking and beautiful are the alterations. 'justice to the varied entertainments provided for
Stretching away up the hill just in front of the the grand duke ; still, however imperfectly it may orangery is a conservatory wall, entirely covered be done, I must essay to describe some of the more with the rarest and most beautiful exotics. The striking features of the evening's proceedings, visitor is struck with the strange contrast that and which, as it was a species of public occasion, presents itself between the brown extent of dreary I may do without violating the laws that so promoors, covered with their heathery vegetation and perly throw a veil over domestic and private life. telling of the severity of our northern climes, that I pass over the dinner, however. While we may be observed at no great distance, and the were eating it, another set of attendants were luxuriant and brilliant products of tropical regions busily employed in lighting up the statue gallery so close at hand. The latter dazzle the eye and the orangery. After sufficient time had elapsed with their gorgeous colours, while they delight us to clear the dining-room and put the finishing at the same time with their delicious and highly. touches to the decorations, the whole snite of aromatic scents. Of course all sorts of precau- rooms was thrown open, and the assembled comtions are taken to preserve them from the climate, pany, forming in procession, headed by the grand but so skilfully that the result only is made visible duke with the lady of the highest rank present,
and attended by the noble host, proceeded to ramble The water-works were in full play ; and a lovely through this scene of enchantment. The duke's sight it was, as you gazed on every side, to see the exquisite band, stationed in the music-room, enclear transparent element disporting itself like a hanced by their efforts the delight one could not thing of life in the most fantastic freaks. The help feeling, and as the melodious notes of some of great cascade, formed by an endless succession of Bellini's enchanting Italian airs fell, softened by steps, that take their rise in a graceful stone tem- distance, on the listening ear, there was not a single ple--down which the water rolls, wave after wave, sense that was not in a state of complete gratificatill it seems finally to lose itself in the soft green tion. bank-was now seen to great advantage; for the No one who has not seen statues by the wellsetting sun coloured with its gold and crimson disposed and artistically-managed light of numerhues each successive wave as it fell
. Look where ous wax-tapers can have an idea of the surprising you would-between the stems of trees, from beau- effects that are thus produced. Many of the most tiful marble edifices, from classically-formed basins, faultless specimens of ancient art, having been even from mimic trees--streams of water were to taken from the sumptuous baths of the Greeks be seen gushing, or fountains rising into the and Romans, where the rays of the sun never peair. In addition to all this, too, was to be heard netrated, it will readily be perceived that their perthe gentle murmur of falling water, as it dropped fectionş must have been especially designed to be into sculptured vases and gently trickled over their seen to the greatest advantages by lamp-light, as edges; while on some spots à glittering stream no other kind was ever admitted to them in their of water would throw into the air a red or golden deep seclusion. There is an effect, as the rays of ball, as if playing with it in sport.
| artificial light fall on the soft contour of the limbs, When at last, almost wearied by this varied that daylight cannot give, and which seems aldisplay, I turned my eyes for relief to the deep most to impart to the cold white marble some of blue of the autumnal sky, growing dimmer and the glowing and life-like attributes of painting. more dim as the sun sank lower towards the hori. Among the more striking, specimens of ancient zon, what wondrous thing was it that I beheld and modern art which, amidst this constellation high up against the very heavens? what magic of beautiful forms, especially delighted me, were vision was it that unfolded itself before my asto- the sleeping Endymion, his dog watching at his nished gaze? Was it some creation of the excited feet, by Canova; an exquisite figure of a Bacfancy, or was it indeed a veritable reality--that chante, by Bartolini ; the Filatrice, or Spinning shining, beautiful jet of water rising far above the Girl, executed in an almost matchless manner by highest trees, and seeming to reserve the display Schadow; two Italian dogs, that really seem of its full glory till it had reached the purer re alive, copied in bronze from an ancient marble in gions of the sky? I stood transfixed with asto- the Vatican ; and an image of Psyche, a beautiful nishment, when convinced that it was actually a ancient type of the soul. real fountain that I saw, and which was gracefully With regret I quitted this delightful gallery and throwing up its water three hundred and eighty; passed on to the orangery, which was brilliantly one feet from the basin whence it issued. I could lighted by Turkish lamps-a most effective and have spent hours in the delighted contemplation of picturesque mode of illumination, especially where this marvellous triumph of human art, and de- plants and flowers are concerned. The lights being termined, should the moon favour my wishes, to pay inclosed in some transparent material of great another visit to it. Meanwhile, it was full time variety of colour, and being dispersed amongst the that I should retire, in order to prepare for the branches of the different shrubs, imparted a evening's engagements. On descending to the soft and lovely tint to all the beauties of nature scattered with so lavish a hand around. The scent affected by them in the same manner as more of the orange flowers completed the dreamy state humble individuals. If it be not so, we might of enjoyment into which you seemed to fall in well fear the influence which such scenes must this enchanting spot. But I must leave it, and exert in chaining the mind down to the world, still move on in quest of fresh wonders. Ascend- and making it forget that the way to happiness ing a grand staircase, therefore, adorned with and enjoyment hereafter lies through the rugged wreaths of flowers and garlands of verdure, I paths of discipline and self-denial. arrived at the ball-room; but, as many of my readers will probably have no taste for this ques. tionable species of amusement, I will pass through the midst of the gay and brilliant company, and,
THE UNCONSCIOUS PRECEPTOR. turning my back upon the strains of music, make
(ADAPTED FROM THE FRENCH.) my way down the verdant staircase and indulge in At the entrance of the small town of Thaun, by a solitary and more contemplative ramble through the side of the road which leads to Mulhausen, some of those scenes of beauty which I had stands a building which partakes of the character witnessed, but which, when viewed in such quick of a farm-house and of the habitation of a tradessuccession, had almost palled upon the taste. Ac- man. In the yard, where chickens are picking and cordingly, step by step I retraced my way, dwelling scratching at random, and in a rick of corn still on all that at first had most attracted me, in that entire, near which is a cart recently detached from silence and solitude which are perhaps essential to the horse, one recognises the farm; while the the real enjoyment of such objects.
white curtains to each window, the garden with its On the following morning, while most of the arbour of painted trellis-work, and the six stone late revellers were still enjoying the profoundest steps with the iron balustrade which lead to the repose, I made my way into what are known as the entrance as decidedly mark the abode of a citizen. state apartments, where I feasted my eyes with the On the stone steps was seated Jacques Ferron, exquisite views to be witnessed from their nume- the master of the house, whose appearance partook rous windows, and watched the soft mists as they of the same double character as his dwelling. He gradually dispersed and disclosed the fair and wore the blouse of the artisan, with the velvet cap beautiful prospects of the neighbourhood bathed and slippers of the proprietor. Jacques was exin the bright rays of the morning sun.
pecting his son Stephen, who had gone to Mul. One great attraction of these rooms is the beau- | hausen with his betrothed to buy wedding pretiful carving, by Gibbon, which adorns the chimney- sents; and as the father kept his eye on the road, pieces and the panelling of the wainscots. There are his mind dwelt upon this marriage, which settled birds that seem as if on the point of taking flight, his son near him and assured him of pleasant society so life-like is their attitude and so perfect are their in his old age. outstretched wings; others again are in a state of The noise of a char-à-banc disturbed at last the repose, the feathers so exquisitely depicted that reverie into which he had fallen, and he recognised they look as if a breath would ruffle them. There the travellers in the midst of the clouds of dust are flowers also, which in their fragile delicacy which surrounded the horse and carriage. When want but their own bright colours to make them they arrived at the gate of the yard in front of the appear glowing with life and beauty. One miglit house, Ferron advanced to meet them, and was spend a whole day inspecting these specimens, or saluted by the joyful exclamations of the travellers. in examining the rare and valuable collections These were Madame Lorin and her daughter, and of original drawings, geological specimens, and a young man, who was almost entirely concealed pictures, which are here to be met with.
behind the bandboxes and packets. I would conclude this cursory notice of my visit “Good night, father,” said Louise, who, by an on this occasion, by adverting to the afternoon's act of affectionate courtesy, anticipated in her saluexcursion made by the grand duke and many of tation to the old builder the appellation to which the party, in a number of pony carriages, all admir- he would not be entitled for some days. ably appointed, and calculated for the narrow roads “Good evening, my child," replied Ferron, exthrough which the company intended to pass. tending his hands to the young girl, and embracing Those who preferred riding had saddle-horses her. "Your servant, Madame Lorin,” he added to placed at their disposal. As regards myself, hav- her elder companion. “Why, you are laden like a ing seen the cavalcade start, I preferred to follow market cart.” in their footsteps and enjoy in quietude all the Oh, this is comparatively nothing," said the sylvan scenery we were to pass through. We mother of Louise ; " if we had attended to your returned by a path which, crossing the river by son, we should have almost emptied the shops." a very picturesque bridge, continued along it's Ferron smiled and held out his hand to Stephen, banks, till a private gate admitted to what is who had just descended to open the yard-gate and called the Italian garden. New festivities were admit the char-à-banc. “I understand,” said he : arranged for the evening, and for the early part of " we like to make those we love comfortable; if the ensuing day, when the grand duke returned we could do as we please, they should walk on to London, escorted as before, having expressed in velvet; you must not contradict his humour.” warm and eloquent terms the delight he had ex- "Exactly so; but we must not let his humour perienced at his reception.
be his ruin," replied the mother. The whole scene was like a brilliant vision or a The builder shrugged his shoulders, and exfairy dream. Doubtless, the distinguished person- claimed : “Bah! will not Stephen have all my ages who give and partake of these splendid hos- savings, to say nothing of what he earns by his pitalities, are too much accustomed to them to be own building speculations ? for, now he is a master,
I have no doubt but he will get on; and as to in- "But it is also your business to make people dustry, that's in the blood."
pay for them at the proper time," replied the old “And kindness and generosity also, I hope," lady; "and when my husband died without having continued Madame Lorin ; " for I have not for- paid what he owed you, you would have been jusgotten, M. Ferron, that my daughter and I owe tified in taking possession of it.” everything to you; and if it had not been for the “I intended to have done so," said Jacques credit that you formerly gave me
sullenly. “Don't speak of that, I intreat,” abruptly in- "And your kindness prevented you," added terrupted Jacques, visibly embarrassed ; "you must Madame Lorin. require refreshment. Come, Louise, you must do Ferron, who appeared ill at ease, tried in vain the honours of your new home, my child; I know to turn the conversation; for the old lady appeared nothing about receiving guests.".
determined to let him know that she had not for. The young girl, who had rejoined Stephen, and gotten the benefit, and dilated upon the generous who, under pretence of assisting him to unharness conduct of the builder. If he had not consented to his horse, had stuck a flower in his button-hole, postpone a payment which would have comproimmediately left them, and preceded them into the mised her credit, the unhappy widow would have sitting-room. She laid the cloth, and brought all been obliged to give up everything to her creditors, that was required with a rapidity which showed and must have fallen into a state of poverty. It that she was familiar with the house. The repast was to his humane consideration that she owed the was soon ready. Stephen, meanwhile, in his eager- easy circumstances that she then enjoyed, as well as ness to welcome his betrothed, quickly put the the bappiness of the two young people. Stephen char-à-banc in the coach-house and the horse in and Louise, whose attention was attracted by the the stable, and rejoined his father, who rallied him old lady's voice, which she had unconsciously raised, on his promptitude. The bandboxes were opened joined with her in expressions of gratitude; but to show the new purchases for the bride, while the embarrassment of Ferron appeared to increase, arrangements were made for the present and plans and he desired them to be silent. laid for the future. At last, the meal being con- Come, don't be vexed, papa," said Louise, cluded, the young couple retired to the window, placing her hand on his shoulder and coaxing him. where they spoke in low tones; and while they Nobody shall thank you, nobody shall be obliged were apparently engaged in watering a box of to you, nobody shall say you have a kind dispomignionette, their parents arranged their future sition." settlements.
“And they will be right,” cried Jacques. “I Besides the customers and the leases to which am tired of hearing praise which I do not deserve.” he was indebted for his comfortable condition in “ What !” life, the builder gave up to his son all his outstand- · Yes! I repeat it. I did not do the thing ining debts. Madame Lorin, on her part, gave to tentionally ; it was in consequence of an accidental Louise her household furniture, wedding-clothes, occurrence; and for this reason your praises annoy and twenty thousand francs payable on the wed- me. I have stolen a reputation too long; you ding day. This was much more than M. Ferron must now know the truth, especially as it may expected, and he said as much.
serve for a lesson to the young ones.' "You may easily suppose,” said he,“ how happy The two young people looked at one another it makes me to see these young people so comfort- with surprise, and sat down on each side of the ably off; to expose a young couple to poverty is builder. Madame Lorin, who had suffered some like throwing wheat into the sewer. One must expressions of incredulity to escape her, fixed her not, as they say, let the honeymoon rise over a eyes upon him interrogatively. At length, after a barrel of rue; neither must we suffer the happi- short pause to collect his thoughts, he began as ness of the young people to be the misery of the follows. old ones. While bestowing a portion on my son,
“Well then, as our neighbour told you, M. I have kept enough to furnish me with three meals Lorin died just at the time we were taking down a day, and I should be very sorry if the fortune the scaffolding from his new house, and his affairs you give your daughter compels you to make but were in such disorder that everybody said, after two."
the general winding-up, the widow's whole fortune “Don't be afraid," said Madame Lorin, smiling; would consist of her night-cap. As to myself, I
I have kept a proper part for myself. Besides was not much alarmed, for the building was suffi. another sum of twenty thousand francs, there is cient security for my debt; but it was necessary my business, which is worth much more.' to adopt legal precautions, and to take possession,
“Well done !” exclaimed Jacques, surprised; for fear of accidents. Madame Lorin did not oppose "I did not reckon upon marrying my son to such my claim ; she only explained to ine by what means a fortune. Do you know, Madame Lorin, that the she hoped to pay me everything. But, in order to advantage is all on our side.”
accomplish this, it was necessary that I should 'Say rather," replied the old lady, " that it leave her in possession of the house, and wait for comes from your side." Jacques would have in a return of the profits, I knew not how long, and terrupted her. “Oh! you must not deny it,” she perhaps at the risk of my own credit, for in busicontinued eagerly. “Do I not owe all I possess to ness we can only be sure of what we actually hold my business in timber and iron; and do I not owe in our hands. This was running too much risk my success in business to the house that you built without any fair prospect of advantage. In vain for me?"
did the widow show me her baby asleep in its " It is our business, as builders, to erect houses," cradle, entreating me with tears in her eyes not rejoined Ferron.
to make her a beggar. I left her fully resolved to
take advantage of my legal rights. If by this returned that cough which the doctor so much means the widow and orphan were ruined, I could dreaded. I was now in despair. I cut a stick not help it; they had, I felt, no right to complain from the hedge, and struck the donkey furiously; of me, but of circumstances, to use that common she appeared indignant, and drew back; I repeated but not very true saying, over which neither of us the blows, when she immediately lay down. At had any control. I had taken as my motto the that moment, the clouds seemed to burst all at words, It is justice ;' and having once satisfied my- once, and the rain came down in torrents. The self on this point, I went forward without troubling shivering child could no longer speak ; his teeth myself as to who or what I crushed under my feet. chattered, his cough increased, and he moaned
*** Besides, if the widow Lorin had a daughter, I plaintively. I was quite bewildered. Not knowhad a son to bring up, and to whom I was the ing what to do in this extremity, I raised the boy more attached, inasmuch as for six years I had in my arms, pressed him to my breast, and ran been always expecting his death. His constitution forward almost blinded by the rain. I sought for is strong enough now; but at that time it trembled shelter without knowing where to look for it, like a slight building with every puff of wind. without indeed knowing where I was, when the Every one who looked at him seemed to say, “Poor sound of a horse's feet and of some one calling to little thing!' and this commiserating attention me made me turn my head. I then noticed a went to my heart. The doctor who had attended carriage which had just stopped. A gentleman him in his illness, said his lungs were delicate ; he with white hair put his head out of the window. recommended that cold and damp should be “What has happened ? where are you carrying avoided, and said that another attack of pleurisy that child ?' asked he. would infallibly carry him off. So I took the same 66 Into the first house where he can receive ascare of him as I should of a bird in a cage; he sistance,' answered I. never went out but with me, and in fine weather I " • Is he wounded P' almost measured the sun and wind before I exposed “ • No; but the cold has seized him; he is just him to their influence.
recovered from illness, and this weather is enough “Having made up my mind then, as I told you, to kill him.' to take possession of the widow's house in satisface “Let us see,' quickly rejoined the stranger, ‘I tion of my debt, I was just going to set out for am a doctor; bring the child here.' Mulhausen with my papers, when the child ran "He opened the door of the carriage, and reafter me and begged me to take him with me. ceived the child, streaming with wet, on his knees. There was not a single cloud in the sky, the birds On seeing the child's face, and hearing him cough, were singing in the hedges, and the old monk, he could not forbear an exclamation of emotion. who served me for a barometer, had let fall his Quick, quick,' said he, turning to some ladies who hood ; there was every prospect of a fine day. I were seated at his side; 'help me to take off these put the saddle on the donkey, and seated on it the wet clothes ; we will cover him with your pelisses. child, who was as pleased as a cuirassier. Every. There is danger, and the warmth must be at once thing went well till we reached the town. The recalled to the extremities. Alfred, pass me the lawyer took my papers, promised to make arrange- phial, which you will find in the pocket of the carments for putting me in possession, and said the riage close by you.' house should be mine before six months were over. * While he was thus speaking, he undressed I went away overjoyed at this promise, and set out Stephen, with the assistance of the ladies, and to return home with the little boy and the donkey. began to rub his body with the contents of the " During the time we were with the lawyer, the phial
. When the child appeared warm, he wrapped weather had changed for the worse; the wind be him up in several garments which his companions gan to raise the dust in eddies along the road, and took off, made a sign to the young man whom he large clouds rose from behind the mountains. I called Alfred to descend quickly, and laid the sick hesitated a moment as to whether I should return child upon the cushions. He then turned to me, on account of the child ; but he was beginning to inquired whether we were far from my house, and get tired, and asked to go home. I thought we after receiving my reply, he ordered the coachman should have time to get there before the storm to proceed gently. came on, and walked faster accordingly. Unhap- "I thanked him, and followed close by the door pily, the donkey had settled her own pace, and she of the carriage. In my anxiety I had quite forwould not be diverted from it. In vain did I call gotten my donkey, but the young man who had her by her name and urge her on, she would not left the carriage now brought her to me. We conhasten her steps. Stephen offered her a cake by tinued thus until we arrived at Thaun. The rain way of encouragement, which she ate to the last continued to fall in torrents, but I thought no more crumb, but went on nevertheless in the old jog- of it. I could not take my eyes from the interior trot. I was the more provoked at the obstinacy of of the carriage in which the child was lying. The the animal because the clouds had now overspread gentleman with white hair, leaning over him, obthe sky, and from them there descended a small served him with attention, and watched his slightcold rain, which the wind, that was still rising est movements. After a time he made a sign to higher, blew in our faces. We were too far ad me that all was going on well. The respiration of vanced, however, to return, and as the clouds broke the child became more free, and drops of perspiranow and then, showing the blue sky, I hoped it tion appeared on his face. At last we reached would soon clear up.
home, when the stranger himself carried the little Meanwhile, Stephen, overcome by the cold, patient to the bed, wjich he had caused to be began to shiver from head to foot; and the rain warmed, and in a few minutes he fell asleep.' I having penetrated his summer clothes, his cough endeavoured to thank him, but he interrupted me.