ANDREW AND HIS PLAYMATE
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Tam State Law of Mssachusets re-
quires, that all instructors of youth shall
exart their best endeaors to impress upon
the minds of the children committed to
their care and instruction, the principle of
piety, justice, and a sacred regard to truth,
love to heir country, humanity, sad wl-
rsal benevolence, sobriety, industry, and
fugality, chastity, moderation, and temper-
aoce, and those other virtues which are the
oraments of human society, and the basis
upon which a republican constitution is
Those who are engaged in a work so
arduous, will, doubtless, in its accomplish-
ment, be ready to avail themselves of every
instrumentality adapted to the end, how-
ever humble. As an aid in this work, an
ofbring to the great case of education, a
series of Sketches," of which the following
is designed for the first, has been projected.
They are intended to set forth, in such a
manner as shall secure a perusal from the
eles of minds for which they have been
written, the duties, trials, and temptations
of school life; and to allure to right paths,
thee who, in a few year, will be the men
of their generation, the moulders of its in-
'etatotns, the framers &it laws.
HIS PLAYMATE. '
Tm is a dasrfl snd d of ym~
oiCe in the stwet of Bostoa, fr it I the
houw r or moing cboel. Th sunr
aestio ha closed, Md it is a mll, briht
day ia the arly utman. Ina sdi
street whih leads to a very busy md
mowded one, tht stands a large bl
s hol house, ad the trampieg d
amstawI tells that hundreds of hps am
m-aig t to their cutomed uks. A
lti Mam the comAer of the street s l
hap, l eg ud sll, linger at the ip
6 ArDUW AnID M rUMATM2.
window, where are displayed to view a
large collection of toys. A strange, mon-
key-looking image, making shoes, occupies
one side of the window, a large laxen
headed doll in a pink silk dress sits opposite,
while between the two, the greatest curi-
oity of the whole, is a perfect little model
of the State House; piasa, dome, and
mpola, all are there.
"See those little steps," crime one boy,
"do thdy not look like stone steps "
"Only look," cried another, "at those
w beaks in the yard "
Thee and sundry other expressions of
bight f1 from th lips of the boys, a
they ad upon the beautiful array ren-
deed mor attractive by newness. The
Mihwer that formerly kept there had jut
moved. The boys lingered on their way
ht morning for a few minutes; then
hastened on. It was school time, an
they did not choose to run the risk of 'h.
lg late. locks of' boys came from aD
drotions to that corner, company after
ANDRxW AND HIs PLYNxATI. 7
company arrived, but in the midst of gas.
ing curiosity, it was evident that they had
learned the manly lesson of being punctual,
prompt, always on hand to meet engage-
All hastened on, save Andrew Jameeso,
a small boy who had stood at the outside
of the group. You will be late, Drew,"
said a pleasant-looking boy, with mild dark
eye. This was George M shall, who
lived in the brick house that mad the d-
posite corner. "Come along," said he, a
the same time giving a gentle pull atl
leeve of Andrew's blue gingham Jacket
But Andrew took no notice, but remain d
lounging at the window. Meantime
other boy skipped rapidly along the s1e
walk, and arrived at the scha l how door
jut as the clock struck. The netul
e fnd himself ascending the broad U
making one of a stream of boys,wh,
the guidance of twoladlargd @,W a
of the other, are making their w*
a tim school room. The team me ld.
8 A"DRW AND 21H PLATMA2U.
ready in their desks. Five minutes more
re amply sufficient to bring all into place
and order, and the door is locked.
Where was Andrew With him the
expression "I don't cre," was a very eom
m onoe; in fct it came s often, and wu
applied on s many occasions, that m of
the more rude of the boys nicknused him,
ad when he made his appearance, would
Oy out, "here comes 'don't cae.'" How-
eer rudely given, the name applied to
him only too well.
That morning, as George Marshall skip-
pd so gaily along the sidewalk, and took
his eat msssUa with the other bo, why
wms t Adrew by his side Not beaae
be did not bmo that he ought to be ia
sobool, but becau he did not are. He
heard the friendly summons of George, he
head the load triking of the dock from
the pire hard by. Had he not heard L
till he would not have be en ora
ba bem desirous of being pinctumaL
Siast he did tart from his longer ad go
AmDW AND mU rLATMATr.
t the sbool,it was only to mnd the door
daet, we have already said, and himef
Wht shll Andrew do ext IH lin-
geed t the door, and thought fr a mo
ment, while two or three others, libke h
made their appeaume.
"I will go home," mid he, talking to
bi- el" 1ad wak my mother or a not tt
I may be excused."
Bu did he not jut at this memet,
ber the voice of a little monitor w ,
tellg bh that he ought et to do athi
YTl, he did: mad he rmembeed toe,
thdt he bd observed his mohe to be
buily uigge that *ranin; he hMw
that se disliked to be iuateaped whm
busy, thoh sie generally yielded to hb
nptd enquMt. He khw Lm he aogh
estaly to taken he ceueqMsce of bei
2(la that school it wm a peaiulay e.
lr .thl to be tady; the* IS e
disree to hil in pnmtulity;) but
| erw, laiferMwt boy a he was, eme
10 A msW An a nuPLL ATn .
to have never been in a more careless
mood than on that morning. So he stolled
At the door he met the rsy, good-na
toured fce of cosin Marth, who assisted
Why Andrew," said he, what has
seat you home t"
"I was late," said he, "and want mother
to write me a note."
"But she has gone down to the old widow
Woodmam's, who is just dying; she will
at ra this hour; you had better go
ditty back to school."
"No,I will not, said Andrew, displemed
wrih uMbu and consequently with his
omn. "I tell you I will not go; so
throwing d n his straw hat and green
atel, wt ome violence, into the corner
of the room, he seted himself rather sl-
Ialy, without speaking for some tme.
Andmrwlooksand feels unhappy-he- e
tn into the yard-swings on the gat-
the Ies down on the sunny doaor4p-
AND W HA I PI YMAT.MA 11
he is ill at e--he knows he has been
His mother returned in the middle of the
forenoon. She was much displeased, par-
ticularly a it so happened that she was
quite certain her carles son had tarted
for school in season. She did not, however,
insist upon his going then, it ws lte.
Andrew expected herlispleaMre as a mt-
ter of core; but ws pretty sure that e
would not insist upon his going the to
schooL True, his memory recalled what
his mother appeared to have foiqrgI -
a certain promise made under simdaldr
emstances, that he should eermB be
ent back. But he had land the pm
cious lesson that his mother power of -
membrance might sometimes Al, bq -
solves be sometimes broken. So that r.
Mon Andrew stayed at home.
Afternoon came; -again the boys w
ms going to school, again they stopped t
th toy shop, again Andrew are very rnar
elag late. He but just em ro took
12 AxDaoW AM HII ws PLATIA.
his seat with the others Mr. Norton, the
teacher, glanced his eye over the quiet
room, observed if all was in order,
then commenced the business of the afer-
The boys may write," aid the teacher.
Then immediately began the distribution
of writing materials. They were handed
around by George Marshall, Andrew'
friend of the asheing. With a light step
he glided from desk to desk, and with a
quiek but gentle movement, placed before
each boy a writing book. A few minutes
moe and at a signal from the desk,
the whole were engaged in writing. The
teacher walked up and down the sile, be-
tween the desks; sometimes he saw a boy
whdid not hold his pen aight; then he
wod take held of his hand, and give it
the proper position. Agin, he would sit
down in some boy's seat and show him by
example how to sit, how to move his had,
ad how to place his book. Each one t
that he wa obeered, and his progress w
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oted, and therefore almost the whole took
pains that the teacher should find a on-
But presently he comes to a boy, who,
idle amid the general industry, a sucking
"Well, Andrew Jameson," for it is no
other, why do you not write 1
"Ha'nt got no pen," said Andrew; for
his habit of universal deleems, his
"don't cr spirit affected everything that he
did, ad aleo many things that he sad, and
ot only cased him to forget is pe, but
alo his propriety of speech.
"Where s your peno
"And why leave i t Ase
"Ifap it," said Andrew, hanging
head at the #UeUai l of the Tryai
times e had oSd the same mease. To
do him justice, he did feel a hle ashamed.
Mr. Norton took up Aadvew' wrf4
book, turned bek one lefd e the copy
lsatri m;--a a l bleot dfdrmed lt
14 ANDREW AND HI PLAXATUa.
This might have been accidental, but on
the opposite pge was another blot corres-
ponding exactly to the firs Here again
appeared Andrew's spirit of carelessess;
for having made one blot, he had thought-
lesly closed the book and made another.
Turning back a leaf or two or more,
there were seen near the bottom of the
right hand page, some irregular, black-
looking letters; the marks were extremely
heavy and large. The teacher said nothing,
but Andrew would fain excuse himself
"My pn was bd," he began.
Mr. Norton pointed to the opposite page,
Sthe correpoding imperfect forms
Sthe letter were plainly sen.
"Did the bad pea make thee toot"
Ai ew did not the b
wh smt wnear other-sBad
The teacher passed on. At a igal
om the desk every boy stopped writg,
wiped his pen ad laid t away. Th ama
AXDauW AMD IMs PL ATJ 15
dril, bright-looking boy who dtrisdbfd
the books, now gathered them in, and
all wer in place, waiting for the next
smmons from the teacher.
A class is called upon to read-An-
drew's claM:-they begin-roe after
another reads- presently it is Andrew's
turn- e has lost his place, he ha been
leaning listlesly over his deck, apparently
attending, but his book- h I he ha but
jut perceived that it is upside down. I
shame the leaves, peeps over the elder
of his next neighbor to no wher the
place is;-the boy by his side rogu y
ovenr the top of the page of his own book
with his hand.
"The bead boy may nam the page," ea
Geoue nhe pse. Anndew
trms to it Wth m bdt
to read word a little hrder
thuan -then Meeeeds sl
tgiviE promuncmatiom But di
waye f mes to another, he hetai
16 AJOasw AD MIs riLArTau.
asgin-at last stops-trim agin-pro-
nounces it so oddly that the boys laugh.
"You may spell it," said the teacher, and
Andrew began to spelL So by stopping
and stumbling and spelling, he made out to
read a paragraph. When the lens were
to be recited his failures were still worse.
The Geography clan are up. Several
qaestion have been asked and answered.
"For what" aid the teacher, addressing
hikelf to Andrew, "is the pas of Ther-
ropy. celebrated I Now Andrew know
mething f the lesson, he has not eared
mno about it even to look at it. Bt
Sbsh w site behind him whispers, "br
6ts Oi made by Leonidas with three
hmile eb against the Persia amy."
Akew6 prompter, hoqver, did not wish
to be d6ismTored, so W* wiLspewe vrwy
somM, sa Andrew o a ght the
*-d," wad tbIhat itly. DBaldelg,
AM bhe bhd, though 'this mva wy,
aoo into possession o the au hM
-p c up bedlly, "for soLd.
ADDUW AND HII PLATATB. 17
"Fox sAwl" said Mr. Norton, in a
tone very low, yet so Pdtinct that every
boy heard it, at the same time fiing his
clear, penetrating eye upon Andrew.
"Yes, sir," said the other; but dimly
perceiving the somewhat peculiar manner
of the teacher, and hearing the unrepressed
merriment of the boys, he added, in a tone
quickened into defiance, C -told
You depend, then," said the tear,
with a look of deep displeasmw "*ap
yorneigbors for your lesson. oe may
And yet nothing would have displeaed
Andrew more than to have been called
mae or ungenerous. But then he eery
day allowed this spirit of careloesu so to
take possession of him, as to lead him to
the performance of very unbecoming deeds.
It favored something of meanness, surely,
to lead his ear to the whisperiags of a
proper, bu having availed himself of
18 Amnuw AO s roATruA wT
the eric, t expo t ho o e one who had
aided him, hdaelplore of selishnes than
of that generous r knes which always
looks, and speaks, anjbeams in the bhee
ing and deportment of noble-hearted boy.
But had these suggestions been made to
Andrew, he probably would have replied,
I didn't thint" His indifferent spirit
seemed to affect every thing connected
with him, otherwise he had many good
qualities. His mother had taken great
prin to iitrct him. Whether she had
been equally persevering in requiring
him to do the right as she had been olid-
tem that he should know it, might admit of
Few boys had listened to more moral
iratMtion than Andrew. Clothed in the
ol neaccents of maternal love, it is trm,
but possibly wanting in that higher and
am noble exercise which can resold ly
ny itself the pleasure of granting n.il
gens when indulgence would e evil, en
calmly enforce that principle of obediaes,
ANDRmW AmD HIs PLAYAT 1 <
which lie at the foundation all virtue.
At school, also, Aurew had reeved muh
attention; but hee, perhaps, more than
any where else, his great failing became
visible, in the consts-t petty interruptions
which he made to standing regulation
Careless of every thing else, he was not
likely to be over careful to preserve order.
Few more difficult things are boys ever re
quired to do, than uniformly to prefer
that quiet and gentle manner which, whe
Slarge number are assembled together, is
necessary for the good of the whole; alike
for their comfort and improvement. "I
can never stody in school, them is always
such a noise," says one. "I ler all my
lessons at home," May another, bam
I ean never undertad what I stdy In a
Noit." Such and similar compalaite
constantly made by the pupls of imper-
feely regulated schools, whom contsia n
and discord an sfered to appear. Not
so, however, at Mr. Norton's. Tht was
a nmarkably quiet school, owing to th
90 ANDUIW AND HIS PLAYTATI.
unceasing care of its head. It seemed to
the boys, more especially that part of them
who required to be watched, having no
constant and restraining love for doing
right, that his eye was everywhere in the
room. Each felt that all were continually
One day the keen eye of the master
rested upon one of his pupils, whose habit
of thoughtless transgression seemed in-
4s le. He watched for some time his
who seemed to have forgotten en-
tly tat he was I school Atlast their
-Andrew," sid Mr. Norton, "that dis-
tarbace to which I have been listening
cane from ye."
The careless Andrew did not know the
length of time for which he had been ob-
erved, and replied boldly, "No, sir."
"Yes," said the other; "you have been
talking for several minutes, and just now
whistled through that broken pent-ca
which you hold in your hand."
ANDZW AND HIS PLAYTATB. I1
"But, Andrew," said Mr. Norton eaily,
"I didn't; you may leave it to him,"
turning to the next boy.
Thi was spoken by Andrew in that eres
and hurried tone which is natural to the
accused person who would fin clear him-
elf, even by an untruth.
"I have no wish," replied the teacher, in
a manner more deliberate than usual even,
"to leave it to any one; my own eyes iaw
you." Thep, after a slight pause, e added,
"You have sacrificed -first, order; thea
truth. You may take your books ad go
to your home r the remainder of the day.
I hall ead a messenger in a few miates
to inform your mother why you ae ent
4 can tell her myself" said Aaew;
ad I It was difficult to may whethw
meamer wa that of utter camreasms eref
Mr. Norto was much dbplasd with
22 ANDREW AND HIS PLAYMATE.
Andrew, and replied, "I shall send a mes-
Seager to your mother; I have had proof
enough to-dy that you do not care even to
speak the truth."
Andrew had but just reached hi home,
having loitered a few minutes on his way,
and was till lingering on the threshold,
whon George Marshall made his appear-
"What did you come for said Andrew;
didNorton send youth" He did not care
mosugh for what was proper, to my Mr.
"Now don't you go to my mother, will
ye, Georgy that' a good fellow."
George aid nothing, but took from his
vet pocket a note, which he held up.
Andrew perceived tha it was addressed to
uNow, now, Georgy, jut let m haer
tat," said Andrew.
George makes no reply, but peeiaing
at Andrew has no immediate Inteato
ADmuJW AND WI PnLIA ATN. W
of going into the houe, with a decisve
motion he pulls the door-bell, and the door
is opened almost in tataeously by An-
Mr. Norton sends yo thi note, ma'am,
sid George. She cat her eye upon Az-
drew, then dpos the note, which she red.
"How I am mortided," sid she, d-
dressing Andrew, "at your carelemsesl
You cannot be allowed to stay in school
with other boys; go directly to your
Andrew hesitates and linger; but this
time his mother was decided. "You never "
aid she, "do anything au oon as you are
told." Andrw's mother was, as she had
said, greatly mortiied, and her feeling
by that means, somewhat aroused; but her
remark was strictly just. Andrew was
greatly in the habit of never doing imme-
diately the ting he wa told. So zied
indeed had the habit become that t seemed
Spart of his nature. Immediately pon
the delivery of the note, and upon reesti
24 ANDRIW AND HIB PLAYTATR.
of the assurance from Mrs. Jameson that
Andrew should not be allowed to go out
that day, George Marshall took his leave,
and in fact was half way back to the
school before the other had concluded to do
as he was bidden. But his mother at last
obliged him to go, assuring'him that he
should not leave his room for the remainder
of the day.
Andrew had leisure that afternoon to
think on his ways, and glad should we be
to record that he made a good use of it.
But if he had rightly improved those hours
of seclusion, he would not have been seen
the next day lolling on his seat, playing
with a string with a button tied to the end
of it. There I a monitor is coming to re-
quire him to give it up. Next he goes to
play with bits of paper, his book lying
beside him, open to be sure, but never
looked at "You must give up those pa-
per," says the monitor, (with a little pride
of authority,) "it is against the rule of the
school to play with them."
ANDRrW AND HIS PLATYATU. 25
Andrew submits; but presently, with-
out appearing to know what he is about,
he goes to play with his fingers. Very
soon he will be called to recite; bat that
abundant leisure which he was compelled
to have the afternoon before has done him
His leson is neglected, and-but we
will not follow him through his recitations;
we will not listen to his stammering, his
hesitation, his failures, but will hsten on
to other events.
The house in which Andrew lived was
an old-fashioned one, with a fine large.
yard by the side of it; few houses in the
crowded city had so much play ground.
At the upper end of the yard stood a
sma unpainted house, with a gable roof;
a narrow walk made of planks leading
up directly along the side of the yard
opposite the lager house, to the door of
the smaller building. In this hose no
one lived; it had been empty some time.
Tht afternoon which Andrew spent in his
36 ANDIUW AND HIE ?LTATUB.
chamber, he saw a boy, somewhat larger
than himself, not much taller, but stonter
and thicker, and apparently considerably
older, walk up the plank, try the door,
and, ot succeeding in opening it, go
armnd the small house, peeping in the
lower windows, and trying by every mean
to get a knowledge of the premises. Not
succeeding in entering the house, he went
away. Presently, however, he returned,
aad with him a middle-aged lady of pale
and worn aspect, dressed in showy, but
rather faded garments. She gave the boy
a key, and he readily opening the front
door, both went in.
Presently there came up the yard a girl
abut Aadrew's se. Her nice calico
dress ws much atbled and soiled; her
hair, partially curled, escaping from be-
math her traw bonnet, hung in rather a
diordrly manner about her neck. In
me hnd she carried a hoop, and a sick
to drive it, and in the other she bad an
orange, which he was eating. Finding
ANDRIW AND HIS PLAY ATB. 27
the door unfastened, she entered the house,
the whole party having been cloely
watched by Andrew.
After a few minutes, however, they came
out, and when he had een them lock the
door and go away, he thought not much
more about it.
The next day, however, on returning
from school, he saw a fhrniture wagon
partly unloaded; a portion of its contents
was already carried into the small house,
and a table and some chairs were standlg
just within the gate. The girl that An.
drew had seen the day before, was also
standing at the gate, looking on, while the
stout boy was in the act of receiving two
chairs from the man who handed them
to him from the wagon. Displaced at
the man for something, just as re
came up, the other uttered a drea4Ml th.
Even the needless Andrew start wit
smpriwe, shocked at what he heard.VWe
have, it will be remembered, already soU
that fw boys were better informed than
38 ANDREW AND HIS PLATMATB.
he, as to what shoud be, though few were
more reckless in the matter of putting in
practice the instructions received.
"Who are these laid Andrew to a
schoolmate who was with him.
"Why, don't you know him ? that' Nick
Saunders; that's a good onel I thought
everybody with two eyes knew him. He
stole a lobster, the other day, from Mr. D'I
new provision store; he ran around the
corner of the street, and was just breaking
off the daws, when the owner found him
and made him give it up.
"And that gl'," said Andrew, "who is
"What, her with the torn frock and tum-
bled hair ? that is his sister Annette. Did
yea never see her! Why, she plays with
all the boys about
"The other day she went down by
the lumber yard, where we boys we
tilting. She lt on one end of the bead,
sad Tom Stewart on the other. They
had fit-rate tilts, but just as AaMntt
ANDBMW AND 11IS PLAYATA. 29
was away up, WACK I went the board,
right in the middle, and Annette came
down to the ground quicker than a wink.
We thought she was killed, and were
frightened enough; but she jumped up,
picked up her bonnet, which had fallen off.
and ran home.
Andrew laughed, a good deal interested
in the account of his new neighbors.
"The other night," continued his com*
panion, "when her mother sang at the
theatre, she got in there, and stdb a gold
pencil I aw her one day with two gold
rings, but she would not tell any one where
she got them. There she has them on
her fingers now."
When Andrew went into the hbose, he
told his mother all that he had heard lf
Annette and her brother.
"I hve heard him swear myu" id
Andnw' mother, "and think that you ha
better t et acquainted with him."
"DU how can I help it, mother, if he
lives b the saie yard "
30 AxUDaw AxD HILs TJLATz.
"You cannot help it entirely," sid his
mother, "but you had better not be inti-
mate with him." But a boy whois indif-
ferent to his leon, and "don't care" to
improve his time or to please his teacher,
is not likely to be very careful to obey his
mother. It was not long before be became
acquainted with Nick. That very afternoon,
when Andrew, having returned from school,
wa snt by his mother to the grocer'*, the
two boys met
"Wh do they all ome toI" said An-
drews new neighbor, as he took from the
counter a laf of bread, ad a couple of
small parcels in brown paper.
Wela, call it fty on you book, and let
a have a couple o thee cakes," said
ick, pointing to a large glass cae, which
ooepad the end of the counter, next to
the street, and was filled with a variety of
pie and baker's cake.
Old Mr. Band, the grocer, loved to
oblige his young customers, but this
ANDRBW AND 5IX PLATMATB. 81
quiet did not look quite right, and his
earnest look hn he replied to Nick, "I
amrc d thAt," prevented that unprihd-
pled boy from repeating his request. So,
taking up the articles which he ad bought,
he proceeded home. Andrew ovtook
him jt as he arrived at the gae. This
was the beginning of their aquaintance.
Cuiodty to know something of the srage
boy led Andrew to forget entirely wh his
mother had sid, and, not to conceal any
thing, we are obliged to add, thk be had
hastened afer Nick, and sought opporta-
nity to communicate with him. Ined,
situated as Andrew was, it would have
required some pan not to have aMeined
with his new r ighbor, ad Mhdin
boy dos aet love to take paln. IMk
loved mbia ad he loved to lad others
into t ale A ftr object the eomd
not hae foud, than tis M e caress
Drew. Many wer the hour Andrew
pmn with his new Meind, a heless a
his motor a if she had not bn alive.
31 ADRXZW AND BIB PLATMATE.
Did he know whose command he broke
Did he know who has said "Honor thy
father and thy mother?" Most auredly
he did know, but he did not think. Had he
thought, he would have been afraid thus to
dishonor his parents; for does not the
disobedient child ever do this ?
"But evil is wrought by want of
thought." And let the boy who does not
think, or who, in other word, doe nt care
to obey his father and mother, and thus
honor them, know that he has taken one
step in that downward and sliding path,
whoe end no man knoweth, th path of
One saturday afternoon, when Andrew
returned from shool, he fouad his father
and mother prepari to leave home. He
saw his father's valise in the entry, and
started back, as, on entering the palor, he
saw his mother dressed in black.
"Andrew," said she u he entered, "I
have heard that your gradmother is
ANxPaW A" MIN PLATMAr2. 88
Andrew stopped short in what he wa
going to my, for he dearly loved his grad-
mother. Presently he asked: "Are you
going away, mother "
"The inera l wil take plan to-.orw,'
aid she, "and we ar going to taskse
ears to ."
"May I go with you, mother" sid
"No, my child, I have no tim to gt yor
ready to go; we must has immediately,
but I think I cas tnu yo at bome wi
your cousin Marth who is to tak am
of thing till we rear, whi& will be
Monday, I bia Be aeMU to kep Os
of the way of Nick un ah yo as, r
I am sdly ard that one day he will P
yoa into trble."
"May I go down to the oam a
"TY, you may," aid his fsthkr, Im
you m array my valise, if it is not too
haIy fr ya. I have a all to mak
34 AND-- W AND RIS IPLAT XAS.
before I leave town," added he, tWrnl"o
Mrs. Jmesn, "ad wil meet Kye t Ie
Well pleased to be employed, Andw
tudged of with the vlise in i hand,
and on their way to the cm his moth
again enjoined him to take good caMe of
himself till her rern. Mrs. Jameso wa
no sooner seated in the can tha she
was joined by Andrew's father. In a few
autem they started, and, a Andrew a
the taa gliding swiftly away over the
lW bridge, he looked wistly after i till
it wa q te oat of eight, and the, with a
sedate and th-ghdWl aspect, he returned
hess. Be s alone;-he remembesed
the happy hoom which he had peat at
the abode of his grandmother, the aged
frm, ad pgatle, though time-wo coon.
tenance, so familiar to his sight, aud who,
mre an any other arthly being, had
inspired him with love mad enerati He
membeed that she wa dead. Tek
Mthr ng n images cm to his boyis
ANDRWr AND mIS rWLTATM. 85
*Am lst weet remembrances of tat
coteagYhome by the oce side, th tll
well-sweep, th neat little garde ptch he
had mhelp to wead, mum tday spat,
whbe ha ad bathed in dti whitl, dishing
srtC lad gather d the mnde, sud, a
he theght, beatiftl pebble, fom the
smooth, lonely beach. Such sport do
not boys always lore-prfect Ubertyto
pm the whole day mnder de open sky,
and, regards of duager, to dehb de
towering dW, uad est oat ea smen
old and seagt rock. These eqjoymaem
had oA a la rvals, bees Anda wh,
ad Sow wy passed l mlems rMrn
bn i re aldb ki r N r iwm theis- t
wholly of the seOm of his eSnery spft.
His quickmd memory called my rad
nmy a memorial oeto kinda i m tbe.
They cme, mingleM with that oe a
heard, mld,ud tremalous oke that ha
spok- to bim of te wicked ways o
rih man and m ad bi tdik I The
tar o. 1 L.4 ii tdir 0ln't dub .
8 AWM. W AND iS riATMATI.
4do." Again he seemed to bear thoee
gnle ad loving toes; agaia be emed
to be iDing on the low stol by her sMe,
where heh d so aoea st-b- no; M e is
not dte-hbe i dad. He thaoht upon
dae tgs, and the elos, thoghls.
Andrew leaoed his head upe hi hbd
rom choi e be tad in the houe
th dehmoon and stdied his Sabbth
School lemon for the next day. His exctd
elings hLa d s lato a qLet mood,
ad be eoyed himself a his employ.
meat though when summoned by Mars
to dthe evai meal, e riembred that
bhe d t ee any f dt boys tht sa r-
son Pshap if he bhd Meam ick ta
the yd,is call to playwoald bhs bee
freedthis. As it vw Aadrew had oo
ampedomn tht day to join his imle-sd
The at morning, the please t lh at
a Sabbath sn shone into Andmew's pr.
m ,i ad -gee him with dhese ruy
ANUDW AND NIl PLATNA!3. 87
apon his swakei ng. The irat imprdesos
which th death of his aged relative had
maie upon his and had f led; his ao
les, indifferent spirit was beginning to
take posessio of him.
Breakfast being over, he repd to his
chamber. He leMsed ltlesly ot of the
window; presently he uaw Nick go pst.
"Halloo I come down, mad let's ih
some fn; 'tis a nt-rate morning."
"I cannot," said Andrew.
"And why no" said tho othr.
"I m going to to the abbah School;
and a Andew said this, he Mt dht be
rally dd prfr to g to tohe cha to
going withl Nk. He knhdw u a tlb.
bath s t with a wicked, prn b y,
eeuld ot e a well-spet day. N .s a
oaskt quaint, litl verse, which vwe
la(s her, had been given to Andrews
doe enly e Sabbath before, they ha
al lorned It and recited is with a h
plague Something of thes sdnme, if
Stewords and the drhym, ws, we
88 ANDRm W AND HIS PLATAT.
an inclined to think, in his mind at the
moment when he replied so decidedly to
Nick. It acted perhaps u a little moni-
tor, saying softly, "don't go." But the
verse-yes, we remember that we have
promised it. Here It s:
"A bbaith wll sprt,
Brlul a week of ntemt,
And skmgth e th toas af the monow;
Whle a Sabbath pnned,
W eer e may be piltd,
Is asto brag Wte sad arrow."
Evidently Andrew was not ignorant, at
least he was not untaght, with regard to
the scredness d that blessed day whoe
wely neta reminds us of that eaon
whm the Creator f the heavens sd the
earth is id to have rested. Doubtless,
as He could not be weary, it was ia eah
nd blessed contemplation of the wed
whih his hand had made, and which, fbo
the depths of his widom, he had p-
AWDREW AWD wIG PLAYATTr. 89
That he should prohae that Mared day
was by no mean Andrew's intention; and,
a he spoke to Nick ead declined going, be
felt no desire whatever to go.
But the other lingered nea the window.
Thrusting his had into his pocket, e
held oat a handful of cents, and Andrew
saw, mingled with the dark coin, some
little white shells, spotted with red sealing-
"I won all this money yesterday after-
noo," said Nick. "Thee was alot of us
together, but no other boy ws so lucky a L
We got a bottle of beer at the old mm'b
stall at the head of the wharf; we had a
cigr apiece. O, it wae such fan!"
Andrew did not turn away-he listed
to Nick; not tat he had ever engaged in
iailar aaementai for, with all his cae-
kue s, he had not disobeyed his meoth
inhemoion, ar to masi a sdis amn u-
isn pa We wih we col say au musk
fhis obedaenem to her paring wish thehe
shedd m Nick.
40 ANDXu AuN aIS rIPL ATr .
But he lingers stMl at the window-a
few minutes more and he is in the yard.
Ah! if he had only known, whea knt he
indulged in the habit of indifference, how
that spirit would enter into him, how it
would lessen his strength to do what was
good, and take down the barrier that would
keep him from evil, he would never have
allowed himself to be called the careless
There now he is at the gate with his
companion-now he is in the street-he
lingers an instant outside of the gate-A-
d ta Ae Aougt no to go He has lost
that trt, purest, happiest feeling, that he
prefer the good, but he knows he does
wrong in going with Nick. He remember
his mother's parting words-he linger
"rt a moment-he dare not speak hi
tights. Nick has such a provoking way
to making fun of people. Andrew is af
When they arrived at the end of the
stret, they crosed oer, and Andew, l-
AEDRtW AND *RIG SLATMAn. 41
pening to look back to the spot fom
whence they started, ees his cousin Mar
the at th open gate golfg after him.
Too distaat to eall, he es her backm.
But he has put his better feeling sway,
anad, notwihUthtadg Martha' evident
anxiety, he continues his stoll Tbey
turn down towards a wharf, and, In the
wean, yellow sunshine of *atusa day,
they long away the time. Andrew bne
the bell for the cool, them t bll tt
smmons the people to wmhip God in the
numerous temples seated over the y,
yet till he lingers, listlessly fblowhg
terNick. Onewould be puale to kMw
a rade, nrtly boy of coarse jems d mwe i
He an hiudly tell hinmsae wheri h
teis plism Inhcthedoe wie hi
Mat erch, particularly whe he ha
te bdL Yetsll hefollows lik.
hemmly they ar joined by two amM
s% who were nSk's ompaynms athe
42 ANPxxw AwD HIn Pa TKATr.
afternoon before. He pulls out of his
pocket his illgotten gain, invites the boy
to play, carefully picks the tiny white
shall from among the coin, shakes them
fr his hand, gives them a throw on the
ground before him; the game has began.
Andrew ite and looks on. He was
umeay before now he ia unhappy-he
know they are gambling. An boar
pa. Nick, triumphant, has doubled his
hMfd of eate, and refutes to play any
war the spot where the boys stand is a
m pil of boards, as high as a ptty
lirg house; the side next to them is
pmrpni lar, but on the other ide it is
Jsla, so that one may go up a if
aseMding a very steep, irregular fight of
"Hw sobr you are," said Nick to
Amdw; "ready to cry because you
pandmother is dead. Why, what i
Ame so strange, that old womesm dso
ANDxRW AND ISr PATMLRAT 48
Shocked and diguted, Aadrew mred
He did hl strangely inclined to go
im ad, s Nick uhd so usfeel
expressed it, he did feel "ready to ay.
He turned away, bolf disposd to leve
companions, and go houe, even the. Ah
would that he had listed to thd ilnwr
voice, which, like a pesenat proteetl
agel, d, at every pese, during the
whole of that mipent marnin, ggsed
thoghti of better things.
And why bId he yielded ely it
wa not to the presa of ay very pw-
erft tempmatio Nothlig Ms erv
inviting hd bee proposed by Nek to
large him way. He had followed e, f a
hb own hlbt of indiaferem not oel
to take the tsbe of looking at his
tions. It un a mall thi g, but a t
apparently barmless ea of the ipr e
eebs a ile and poisonous epi, so did
ths am habit of Andrew's pros the
eiK sou.of sin and sorrow. Andewe
44 ADBnW AND MI rPLTMATr
Andrewl piase, aed reject. Duty, either,
mother, veaer e ald inted gand-pmst,
all forgoteI At a single al om Nick,
he followed him, accompanied by the two
"eIts go p to the top of the board'
erime oe; and they begin to acend. But
they bd not gone more han two or three
stps, before Nick cried, "Hush! hush!
thms' old ," aq aing an exceedingly
MU l servMat of the public, who won
apon the front of his hat the formidable
wor, Pou He was, a was his dty,
pakolling the sree darf serioce-tim
ne the &bbath, for the ery purpose of
tevakiag up predely such prti as Nick
Sleding now. "BHe, quick I bfoen
he ases i-com- down on tUi lowest
sp! Le' al rt down ththemay ot
sesil-maso, thLtwill not da-ewi
esm this way-we ut go red to the
other side, s ay,-don't ipeak-b
own when you walk, or he will me- t
top of your head!"
AxIuW AND IS PlAMATIAT. 46
All this was arranged by Nick, who
expected every momet to heb the word
of command bom tha adlea, "Go nson,
oru !" a wld which he knew mnt be
obeyed. They suoeeded, hower, that
time, keeping otf sight behind the
pile of bouds, nadt Mr. hld wam
past, looked down to the end of the wiM
and walked back agn Nick dyly pelop
ing oat, a oten a he dared, t wato k
the movements. When the policeme wa
fairly out of eight, the boys vmetmed t,
and began to s d the pile of bern.
Now they a d the top-they wlk bak-
ward aMd fewmrdL The deaine s of
ata plays around them-th soamId
smokben fJl quietAy the bMht w s,
gummd with Mkr iad, au bebn them.
Why, by this awy of:beaty, s they
not reminded of that heenly pIasem ,
whleh i most asmsdly around them--
that pdi S odl e tha9d b" at lly
tLhodle med th bow m (
thAw Vey day I
44 AMu Wr A"I i PLATMAII ,
Preently tr iiag dispute as be-
tweea Nick id e of the smgwr boyL.
Andrw sdes wih Niek; th boy tar
bro bis opponent, md knocks of An-
"Yo don't do that Waga, Ml An.
"Fight himn f h doe," Id Nick. Out
of me deafnce, the boy knocked it of the
A ew, proting by th advice of Nick,
a at the other boy, to A&gh
'Tuke cae!" showed the other, "you
- c g too near the ede." The Wght-
Swe so ngry tht they did mt hbed.
AWw eseeds in throwg the other
bey, but he s is g d grp~Ip with
m-thy nrol o er together. "Take em~
tke ee!" shot the boys gain; butall
o it-dteys ve gome togedier rso*ol
tep s e of te pil of boards.
Te asgboblg sweet wo m MI of
people, for the mWrning service tal j)
sd; aAd, o seeino a bI prmam
ANuRSW AND 9U53. 41
hmtea to the spot where e boyr s id
others If &M M w IM u *uhs
mowd of mm..sa boys were oolle&.
Andmew, who reelved # s ut iry,
wua steoad, bt, mI a few alate, howed
sigi of hi, an was cmrned hom n the
arms o the man who first saw the .se t.
Thr moths lAer this, a boy wr aMs.
cossing the public sre that lead to
the schooLd He i pale md thn hem
long confnment, Mad very lame, fr bith
ankles have been severely spnaed. Woe
with suffering, and with a couersme-
subdaed by sorrow, some of the boys did
not know who he was, ad OthM w ed
arfutly let he should be r over behi
he cold crou the crowded sheet, he wet
so very lowly with his two stirakle. It
was Andrew Jameso.
That on walk to school proved to
auh for him. Many months more Ih
wn Ad ied ofthe use hi feet; ih
Am the more deve of the
%~ resoered, being always lamp i
48 AuN w AnXU ra wATLT.
ankle. But, dari those moth dof on-
iament, weariness ad pain, he learned
that leaso which he might other e have
always eglected-he learned to thiak-
and when once a boy has learned thi,
dthe Is hope tht he will r rofd his
Possibly, in some future number o the
"Sketbs, our readers may lear some-
thing mos of the boys who hare been
mentioned on thes pages.
PWBLISHUD BY PITS & OBN3I.
1U 14 Wa hbtm teM*
Tu importance of the topic of whieh
the following i llutrative is mo obvious a
to need no comment. None therere is
An hour devoted to general instructei
has, in some schools, been appropriated
to reading aloud the t story of dth
series. Instances of this kind have been
repeatedly and uexpectdly communicated
to the writer. To those intructors, who
have so ly appreciated the object had In
view, is theee "Sketches," grateful s-
knowledgents are tendered.
Bsom, Iqs. l
Tam boy are all n their Mate.
of bright Be Ill the qet room, bm,
the Teacher lanes aound him, he per-
eeis ue of dte miller boy cryig.
"What i the matter, Willy Bracket1"
He it me in the eye," aid Willy, doe
hlly, at the m ime ime making a slit
motw wih his hand awards a boy vho
sE ear him.
"Wha! youl George BelifrdI" sid
the Teacher, seeming, for the moment, to
think aldd. Now eorge wa the lat
boy i e room, who ight be spped
to be gu of sch an act, that is,
mi Jdp er m Uhis ppoeaeM.
1he ersl t Teacer call his
54 TIE WAR-MAKERS.
looked up, revealing a noble, pleasant con.
teance, a bold, confiding glance, and ay.
Sng, a plainly s a face could sy, either
that he had not done it. or if he had, he was
in no way ashamed of it.
"Did you hit this little boy~" said Mr.
"Yes, sir," sid George, without hesita-
)doyou mane to do It, or was it acd-
"I did it on purpom," war the reply.
"You may come to the desk"-then
suddenly checking himself, Mr. Norton ad-
ded, "when the scholars are dismised.
Upon second. thought he judged it beat to
talk to Geal*mhis own disple-sure
had somewhat oled, than to take i up
Somewhat toothed at the prospect d ma
dres, little Willy dried his eye, ad the
buneaM of the school proceeded.
Deeply dispbaued wa Mr. Norton tht
s od his schola should attack mar a,
TIa WA-mAKxua. 55
and specidy tdat litte hey should ha
sffred from the blow. And then George
Bedford, wo-we remember that he s t
have an interview with hi Teacher a th
close of ,chool,-bet we wil par oer
that, to ay something of the bey hieelf.
He was oe who posessed some qualities
tht made the Teacher hope th he might
do well. Not one ln the whole Ma
could master a less quicker I ,
show a neaer writing-book, draw ame
beastilfl map, or explain nore ly te
pobmlms, wih he had worked eat apo
the black-boad. He was decidedly a p
of att. e had alo enjoyed, i"lo '
degre, the mena o(f cutivadio.
fadthas house abounded witM ery eoe-
venieae. His own pleasant quiet Hik
room which he occupied entirely by him-
seL4 ae invited him to sAdy. It w a
retid spot, ovdiookin a sil sad vry
a"- g-dea, whue Il gsp rime- ,
climH g a loftytrelli, prid i wd,
um Inav, sad hang oa, in the smo,
S M TUM WAK-*AXKRS.
their dark, ppl cluters. In smmr
Swa cool and airy, and in the colder
period of the year, it was cou tly
warmed fm the large bfaome hat had
ben built in the collar. It was fanihed
alo with whatever wa neeoary or de-
Sirable. Here was aaiety of books in a
net book-ace, sad a table with loping
ides, covered with green cloth, stood in
Saoepte. Here he could read, study,
write composition, draw map, or, if he
hode, landscapes; for he had more pat-
ters than he coud ever copy. His mother
loved to encourge his tate in the ultria-
t of this most quiet of all ploymeJs,
Ar drawing had been her own favorite
peslt in early life. Quiet, snmy land-
eape anad old iy-crowed castles adorned
the walk of her mansion, t work of mny
a leiere hourI early life. No parent
emd be mre ready thaaer the a her
d mother of eoge to rnish every help
hr e L- usfl knowledge.
MB moher wa prod of his oble b
T1M wAa-mAKs a. 87
fag, hm anly (ance, hi dmids r d mmor.
Hib bold ege character grafied
himthr; thin both died hib prope
in mach that go" to mlake a ag antle-
a. Yet uadly, 01 how adlly, did G( rge
fll, in onme itanme, of sttaiag to tht
which is excellent.
ft yopr om badol AL.wATr na1r
Trou own ArnT !" said Mr. BReled
one day, m George cau acina to Mi
mother, bec mothw boy had atrka
him. George wam th for yeam ad
had juat begun to eIhr the wayf aool
boy, having ena d oa his career oly t
week bhem. His Athr's word, at tis
tdm, smk so de ly ito hi hear, that t
mt day he cam in prodly, masyl "I
did srike him, motrl
"ThI boy that strca m. I did drr
him, ma-r, e" a ay oAn. 4Aj
ad as the little M row srkid nsear m
roem, lookg a though ha go *
do meealt, to a m ether a to
58 Me WA-R AnrIU.
illmr his brvery. Both Paem rsiled,
ad that evening, when the tall menl shed
ts soft light through the prior, George
mused himself and his parents, by string
at his own dark shadow on the wall, hi
thdr playMy saying, "fight, George
ght the little black boy!" untl, weied
out with frolic, George threw himself on
the herth-rg, Mad went to deep. When
rosd at lat to go to bed, he exclaimed,
though b half awe "I did strike him,
mother, I dil."
So GeoWe grew p a nerrro boy.
He had begun by defending himlf, bet
even i this he showed so warike a spirit,
tht he bought upon hiMmelf nh atrtoks.
Semsdes the larger boyweirld tesehim
ir the m report of ing how the Iade
Plimary School boy wld "fight his own
balM." As he grew larer he wMoul alb
Matk ethes. At twelve yer old he w
Ia et, the err ofall the maD boys I
tO drlghbo roodm
One day, s Mr. Norton was going ftei
TIn WAn-puAKu. 59
the school, he w a very little boy, who
had only entered the day before, trying
bitterly. Mr. Norton emed the meet to
enquire the case.
The pretty little fellow lftd his long,
dewy eye-lashes at the question so gonly
asked, and replied in a plaintive tone:
"As I was coming tAouwA th aduielMurs
entry. a bay laryr Am sM, e r rAgt l
of me, ai pulled me dw tdhe elr sm,
tAnrug the adlr wib Othr yard. I did
not MnoW re I w He w u ld etI me
Why did he do this "
"H. Sodid ," said the meek Mdl tthl
c "i would md to Mao" He
w re a me burst of grief the lMbl em
recalled bis malfte it md coneque
"Wo was the boy "
"Idut know Ai mmna."
Tb Teaher looked anaiouly nem l
prestly a look of boys eame
down N trD- *D yoa kwow,* U.
sO TM- WA,-MAXL.L
quied he, "who has been shmen this
"George b frd," aid one.
"I rw him," cried another.
"He pulled him down the ollr sMtai,"
said the third.
"He hid round the orner of the treet,"
mid the fouh.
"I Met," aid MA Norton, "that little
tracer should relve such treatment In
our school." Themaru g to the ggrievd
d injured child, e said, "I will attead to
is to-morrow; nch things cannot be al-
Dryig his tea the little on rm a hom
a the otlrn also dispered. Mr. Norij
on a few step., then turned and
bek toward the'other end of the
shet. Presently heme the ad of
.Gmeer Bedford and part of his body
etched froa behind the building, which
" the oppoale corner. On seng the
r of his Teaher he quickly sted
I Wan- maU. 61
"Ahl" thodhl Mr.Norton, "bow moe
will wrong and wickedne teach e the
noblet ad raket ratmu t*he m Mn
Tbih nt mranian, th beoy vwen
embling in a outer aparmUat that led to
the school room, one of them eeMetelly
threw from the window, the hanisem
arpet bag ia whih Ge Omge ar
book. It was uanfsmed, nd the boeo
fling out, lay on the floor.
The boy would have plckh up tld
book, but George doubled up his Lt,
truck him a blow i his bee The boy
strue back; for does not war alwmhf b
wart George ew ahim. The ober
ra down sair, ot the fiont doer,
the treet. Georr rA Her d him, egh
lmn by t* seller; thy fght; a am rl
of boys Atei In L. In the rame
of it ll, appeared the smet pueer f r.
Norton tanag the eoner of the set,
appsohing with a quick, 0ded l Sit
The boys aepermed,but ntW dUW1M.le
6a TBN WAR- AKIUM.
had obtained a dear idea of what was
Every morning the school ws opened
by reading the Scriptures and prayer.
That morning Mr. Norton read but a sin-
gle vre. It w this: "Blessd ae the
Peacemmke, for they shall be called the
chlddre of God." This w followed by a
very, wry short prayer.
The scholars at waiting in their seats.
A deep science was in the room; it semed
to grow stiller and stiller; they could hear
the dock tick-tick-tick-erea the boy
in the arthet desks heard it. Presently
Mr. Norton spoke: "the clauses need not
emite yet; the boys need not take out
bCir books. I have something to my to
It school." There is a short pawue-tick
-tick-tick goes the clock; was the room-
eer qite so still before Mr. Norton
Boye," said he, "our school has been
this morning deeply disgraced. Iet a be
ar such sees as took place this morn-
THr WAR-XAUU. U6
ing occur, and the character of its mm-
ber will be established a saet of a ghm.
Our schoo will loe, it he lh edy begn
to lose, that good Ume which it b
The poys, espeally the IrWr am,
looked sober, for they had always hd a
pleasure and an honest pride in the dome-
ter of their school.
The Teacher proceeded: "there is pol&
bly not one of you hbe present thtm h
not learned the tea onammaldmm; ham
you ware that iti one of thee which y
break, when you indulge in those feela
which are usually expressed i dghtg t
Take, for instance, the oCaerme this
morning; if 1 mistake not there wve b
anger and revenge in the countemame r
thoee boys who were dispd cig thnmalv
in the street. With ihe ommwad
you an all hamliar; most of yes ho
learned the in the Primary hSaldi
have learned them, I fear, to lib Y
ify haoe not yet begn to.
64 TWO WA-MAXABU.
detly to be aware which hu bem violate
The boys looked tboughdl, ad some
wishd to speak.
"I sbould like to know," proceeded the
Teacher, "how many of you can taL
Sever rsed their hands in token tha
"Yo may tell, Edwin Goodhe." Now
Edwn was ne of the smnllest boys in the
ehool-a very little kiow-oM of the
yongsst, an d mall at his age; besides,
with suh a little, round, rosy fae. Bat
Edwin spoke up, "th sii."
"Yo may repeat it," mid the Teacher.
STkho sbha not kil"
I HEo ath doe te angry boy breek
"Bi *,"sall Edwin irmlay,though
i a low, through voice.
*True," aid the Teacber, "he might."
Soe of the larger boys he raised their
heads -a They had somethlag ame
a their Mindi, which they would like to
xapre. "What do yoe wish to nyl"
said the Teacher, addresing one of them.
"He ha the same hlings that le
As intelligent boy of miU pest M is
his hbd, and uaid, "We shold love ow
neighbor as ourselves."
"Very true," Msid the Teaher, "sad veTy
amch to the point, but we will codae our
remarks now, to the sixth ommmo.de
It has been well aid by one of h boy,
tht he who fghts and strikes c th d-
ng of a murderer. Itis o. Anger,
veng, and all the kelugs of that cla e
the me in kind, though they may aIhr
an degree, Many a fighter bhs bM a
man whbe hb litie tho ght of =h
thing, d has lost h chsarace, is
ty, .a possibly hi lis hr the eas e
the umn feeling, which I grieve to s
ha bah In the heart of ome f thes
boys." He then ailed the a da e dh
pqpi to Ith beatim law of vn widhk
U 29X WAR-MoAXMS.
n of their mber had suggested, geg
them to cultivate hbits of gentenese mad
adt s. Then addtreaing hee per-
tdelay to George, he continued, "ToM,
ir, who I believe take peaure in being
able to fight every boy in the neighbor-
hood, although you may value yaelf
highly on ceo.unt of your warike spirit
and power, I am under the necesty of
laying, tht with aU your proweM you ave
in eet conducted like coward."
OeGoe' s eye shed, and the color enub
edo hi cheek. "/am not," id he, i
da At the same time, he gave his
had tht peulWar defying dake, which
me boys me woat to do when greatly
dipleae Ind lht he looked u thoh be
was ready to fight the mater on the spot.
"Not so fat, young man," sid Mr. Nor
o, in a calm voice. "You have not pdid
doe attention to my words. I did notall
you a cowrd."
*But y o did, ir,"' id George i dhe
me dedfylg manner.
M wA a-na Un. 67
Sm" d the boys mile aea~ othr;
a few od bo In the mea disto pastd
the rose and stood i their se- that
they might mor distdy m ml hear
what was going e.
"Pay a little more a*tsm oald Mr.
Norton; "I did not ay that yeao N a
coward, hut that yeo had actd li
Gerge was silen
Mr. Noron proceeded: "As I pm ei
that tir ttemion the school is drawn to
this sujct, I will relae s midemi that
fell under my obervation No; aup
second thought, I will l k amer puen
come forward Them cheaging his lse
he added, "The small boy wih wm I
spoke yesaray afternoon, a new shlar,
I do not collect his name, may eam a
The scholars looked bhot, Mswrl maw
onem had been admitted o the day but
oe preceding, but the sa modest,g le,
and useamdiag child am up w o he dmes.
a8 tm WA-MAUKs.
He sood beside Mr. Nortos, who now ad-
"What is youi same, my litde boy
James Oliver," id a oft voice.
"How old ae you, Jams "
"SeveM, lst March."
"What school did you atend bene
"Always at a lady's school biaW you
"Bow many days have you been
"iThiis the therd"
"Well, Jas, this is, you perceive, a
much larger school than you have been
seestomed to atasd. Should not wonder
i yes had been a plaything with Mis
Wentworth. (Her James looked up mer-
prisd.) Have you been treated well since
you came hen t"
*BHow s Wald anyon or helage
TM WA-MAsUM. -
hey he mesa a- to tbdk eof Maoy
e smaller than himself I"
Jame was dat
SThe Mtrh i," aMid the Teach, ad
stea he pmoeded to nrea the whole
ceae which he ihd witaesed, with nrga
to the twble of James, etc., wit hew.
ever, mentioiag the name of the boey wh
hau been guilty f the bbus Whea he
had fAbhed, he -id, "Now James, I wish
Jou to point eat to me the boy who was
o rude as to attack a mnger, ad4
cowmdy as to choose a mmll boy fr his
James was e Med.
"I whatever par r t oeu m be my
be,' to him, lay yow hund upem h
header, that we may know who he im
Slowly, timidly, Jamem goe dowm h
ade; O h Mtopn,ta M halfr-way pj
for an- ibt with his eye 1U t lhM
of the master, and lay his h and
Geus B r Beor
The mnt boy a bhbi sm l with ar-
70 TRn WAR-MAKBM.
prie, and s did the next to him, und one
other; this wa u many George could
notice, for his eyes were byt time grown
so heavy he could not lift them up.
"I have made this reprof a public oe,"
aid Mr. Norton addressing himself to
George, "which is contrary, as you well
hkow, to my usual cutom, and which I
should not have done, but that private ad-
mo"I have been pased by unheeded.
Io In fighting, as you were found
hi uba ring, was a disgrace; bet to
l your -trngth pon thi child, sows
amyl but a brave and courageous spirit.
The boys would like all of them to be
dtlgubshed by these epithet. t them,
thm, suemeber tha these high sad manly
. qu, as d ahaPy their appropriate
week I as ding shelter and proescdt
to t weak sad defceless. I have not
QG ge, you will pleae ncollet, amed
yu a oward, but I leave it for the saohi
to make up their mind* whether ae a ye
hae aced like ome
TN WA-XLKXAM. 71
The boys showed plainly by their looks
what they thought, sad Geoge with all
his boosted bravery, leaned his head upon
his desk-and cried.
Was the young war-maker cured of his
evil ways? One might think that such
would have been an effect of the mortify.
ing disclosures that had been made. In a
conversation, too, that was held in the
corse of that day with Mr. Norton, George
had acknowledged his error, and expl eed
his intention of reform; but how hard i t
for those accustomed to do evil, to lean to
Bat few days had passed sines tese
oonurrenees, when, George was passing
along the street, he saw a mall hoy swtl.
ng at the door of a large old bhoee, opp
s the school, and occupied by seval
famies. Ths was little Frederick eaer.
kl mboher occupied a par of that hrge
hbe, a d supported her family maiy by
Sla wo hing. She was not a widow
with Amily of orphan aMund her-tha
72 TMU WAl-MAKM.
children had still a fther-she had still a
husband-but, ala! he wa one whose
life was but a living deathl-a ple and
shadowy victim of disease Long and
weary ear had passed, and passed again,
and still beheld Mr. Seaver contending
hopelessly with that which was incurable,
unable through weakness to lift a hand to
earn a support for his fumilybut compelled
to owe his own sustenance to the hard earn-
ed pittance of his wife, who preferred labor,
iateme, unremitting. overpowering labor,
to eating the bread of charity. Little hlp
did Ms. Seaver receive, in her struggle to
sustain hr family, save such as arose om
b sympathies of a few, who knew both
er med ad her reluctance to speak of it.
Bfak htds she had--remembrmeaa t
er heart of early youth,-a youth briht
wit hope and prosperity, before this dark
dloe bha cast its shadow on her pa.
The ospanion of her joys had bee sadly
and surely smitten, hope had died ia her
hrt, but As voiced, yes, she deeply a
211 WAf-EAKIS. T7o
joled, that, though a ct they wer no
disgraced. Cmly, resolutely, with a no.
ble, God-h.tl s spirit, did she enter pon
the darkened paths which were allotted
her. The little which, during a few brief
years, they had been able to ave, hd all
been spent in efforts to regan that health
which was fever gone. Travel had mii-
gated for seaon the waiting disease, but
had by no means prevented Its slDet, In.
sidiou growth. All,-all ws gone; tey
must quit their pleasat home, (f my
remove to another and a cbesper bems; a
shelter they must have, but one mo
adapted to their fHallen %tmae
Immediately after rnmoian M en. SaMr
took measures to earn some"ul g r
supply of the wants of her eMaiU Sit
to mae her husbandcolnktale. I ~
ma- r she had told for many y a
the e of whih we spea. Herchildna
m i owing up, some old enough to lea
ahel, which is a help to her; their bter
adl n -madted inv"*n howed wia b
74 TIS WA*x-MAXMS.
ase and worn with afering, sit in the
midst of his lively and promising children,
beloved ad honored. His great eay-chair,
i which he sits night and day-for he
has not been able for many years to lie
down-stands in the pleasantt spot in
the room; and on snny days he may be
een padng slowly up and down the yard,
and sometimes extending his stroll for a
few rtep on the sideWalk. A broken vase
e seem, and laid aside; and with a ad
hearhe may sometimes in his darker mo-
mnts think himself useless. But what a
mistake I Humbly clad are the Beaver
boy and poor, but what beatiful ree.
met s in their manner, and what a deep
ad toeahif tederness of love as they
maister to the wants of thr helpless pa-
ret; the weets infant could not be me
m illly watched or more tenderly ared
rt,-ech reverence too in their sm-r,
a lve deepened and rendered gave ad
pre ad self-denying-and thenm
holar me those boys. Though a--
TUN WAR-KAIUMs. 75
day are with the langaghing invad days
of dir and consuming pain, yet every day
is not so, and the best osible entertain-
ment that he can enjoy, to hear his boy
talk over their various pirsits, their les-
sons, their exercises at school, the may
plans of their Teacher for their benefit.
The daily progress of his boys is known
to him. A tender, watchful spirit hovers
around their paths contidally. They
would go without food or deep, rather the
see the pale brow, so often knt ith pw e,
darkened also by sorrow at their idleness
or reminess. The other scholars sded
with their misds, but the Beaver boys
way with their whole hearts. A gn6te
spirit of good to them is the poor invalid
who sits in their midst.
Little Freddy Beaver ws a ssll boy,
beldoging to the youngest ela, ml hi
oder brother, Charle, had rome1y It
@hooL Charles weaver was a q alW ,
Shewo oe that George BAdb had
i~ ~ ~ l am,-- ------------
T7 TIs wA,-KAaUM.
hm into dispute, and, if possible, selling
the disputes by blows. Cbrl w well-
4 soe but George w o provoking, so
pastll baing. These disputes somaeti
ra high, and the ll-feling did not sm to
Charl had left cool. He had become
the rand-boy i the provision store around
the coer. When the others are gather
lag to school in the morning, there my be
sen, in the neighborhood, a comely, date
looking lad, with dark, cotton apron
-eeMa up to his chin and below his
ha carrying along on hi arm a large
of protviious. Thi is Charles
The is not a better cholr to
be fmd. (Possibly there is rivalry in the
Ml- i shIwa him by George;) bat be ba
lt sheoal become he must help hi mother
to get llvg. He i tboughdal; the situm
m of the hmily hua made him so, nd be
h alost forgotten hi old disputes with
iM sdoo-ellow. Not so with George.
The idit of war bs actually gmo with
his growth, ad swmgthemed with his
treghi, ad when he aw little Freddy
Seaver setdiag at the gate, his old whi
Mlg retmrned,-ot that he had anydIaY
against Mddy, bk the Freddy was he-
tberto Chrles. So be naled his fot ad
gae the little low a kik. Al I for he
poor childI Georg bhd onew boots; he
did not realism how heavy they were-he
hit Freddy on the right hal-his tmb
was broke. A srudde semm-the o
their at the door-the pal visage of the
sick father peering from the window-the
eldest brother, (a grow up yoaug mia)
rushing from the houme, made G sp Ml
rather srbagely, and, fightaed, he ra
away and hid himself. or several day
Freddy came to school wih his arm euM
pedd by a sling. The Teacher obeng
it, inquired the case, ad found OGeoe
Bedid faumlt again.
Mr. Nert wished to Mppess this
spiit. "*Whas an I do" thdeahth
weay md pensive one day, wsr aee
78 EIN WAA-MAXUa .
wa dimnsi, he t alone in the shool-
oom. Hi hed rted a hi hnas a he
leed on his de. A l Bble, fro
which he sally read to the sool very
morning, lay on the dek He c his
ye umeonsloudy upon the pe befo
him adt rd, "iSjy *se ish s imorm
dull pai ai thie swo Mr Memorble
words of the Pric oreace I whose roie
s ever t the wery on of this word
the bursng forth of a clear d babbling
stream a pered ad desert lWd.
The thoughts of the Teacher took a w
tar. Par some time put he had made
i eorts for the good of the school tnd
very muk toward this one prticlar
poteai e mppMeasio o the spir to which
aluston mi been mde Sometmes he
made to the bola remarks which he
thogt weold e rem bered; sometimes
he read stories and inidents illurive of
the exeloeie of a peceil spirit. The
fw words upon which his eye need ihe
give biha as te
TUE WA-MAX3m. I
The nt mornal, as dcool wa shou
to eommeas, h proeu d a a w mIlesI
delay d. the excless, advulr to
what he bd frnmrly sld, edi Aalty M
patig to the boys the dirr t, "They
who taM the mwor had perish wth d
sword," calld upoa Ik dehool, to' emp
their viw of its msMing.
Th boys werefr this ti, sdlt. The
ways bev a lety Of ltan to do.
"If you am sriking boy, ymewfll l-
ways ad somebody to erik bMk.
"If yo throw seons, y my b sau
somebody will trow hem ~y.
"Ifyou tbke the sword, you wll e Vey
Ikly So ad somebody who will thI
weot irelast yoeu
T Z remar we inensse prl-
rasd, wi ar wondedal g .gh.S hMt a
tlir Treater, ad tem as h mA iho
t--^^J ~ ~ ni nI&f W^J^ ^B& L^^
10 m- WA k-xAx3a
Litle thought Mr.Norton that his words
woald o oon he realized. We paon a
There was a half-olday. In the aley,
which led to the beck gte of George ed-
fordc home, which opened into a small
(gade, a unmber of little boys were at
play. A warin, dry, still aftemoon had
Invited them out to spi their tops. They
hd played pleasantly for some ie, when,
uddely, orge appeared.
"Ivery one of yon go out of this alley,"
The boys stared, but went on with their
"This is my lley," mid salG e, "md
ye sa every one of yon be ot of it in
em miute;" at the sam time casehang
a top out of the hand of oe of the
"Give him bck hi topl d we will g"
"Ye, yes, give him bck his tep mi we
will ga," echoed the othde.
Tas WAR-xJEAZ SI
George threw the top on the ground, the
boys rushed to get it, ad then all r out
of the lley to d another place to play.
All save o-h was a short fellow, but
extremely stout and rugged, and by hi
countenance, several yaer older thn his
mse would indicate.
"Out of this alley," mid George, who
considered himself the Lord of the Mar,
nd had a great idea of playia the tpam
"No such thing" sid the ether stidly.
"Ill have you out in th ttwlalit of m
ee, whoever you arMe
The stot y braced himself up agldst
the side of the hose, m mech u to rg,
yoa can move this house a sooe ye
sam move mae.
George approached, maddened by oppe-.
sition to the other-quick U ligheaig
came ot the stout boy's jck-knife, which
he opened. Toh me," amid sW, and I
will sb you with this.
orq would heed, ba oatu t the
S TRm WAu-KAKUn.
ranger boy by the shoulder. Instantly
the knife was thrut between his ribs, the
bood burst forth-he reeled-he tagger-
ed-he fll senseless to the ground. Pale
uas hes, he lay stretched upon the pave-
Frightened at his own deed, the tranger
It wa NICz BSAiuas.*
As he rushed from the arey, he ran
agint, and almost threw dowi, little
Freddy Beaver, who, looking towards the
spot where the scene had occurred, saw
the blood and the semeless form of George.
With two or three springs he reached the
door f Mr. Bedford' house, ad, rather
ith shrieks than with words, informed
ma that something was the matter.
01 0! he's dead! somebody has kied
be al" obs Freddy.
"Killed who?" exclaims the eook,
ar a ftL sew amat of Nick we m nr im
Ied to No. 1, of thi" Ihtkhi."
THN WAR-MXAKIU. 83
"what do you mean, child Then run-
ning to her mistress she called out, "some-
body is killed "
In the meantime, Freddy articulated th
word Geys I
"It's George Its GeorgeI" shrieked
Mrs. Redford, and ran into the alley to fnd
her son already rlsed up by a gentleman
who wu paying, while several other pe-
son, who worked in a carpenter' shop in
the neighborhood, were standing arod
him. "Let us," aid the gendIma, 'Mr
.him to his home, It mnst be near," east
a look upon the distracted mother. He
wa carried into the house ad laid VM
a bed, ad one of the men re a do .
Meantime George fainted sagin fh loa
of blood, and could not be nr ivd. t
mother thought he dead, anrd mk t
kne beside the bed in agny. Ti Is-
geon arriv -examines dt wound. Te
mother is borne from the baptmet Hntl
a her son. George thinks hiM elf dyt
ad asks s bor i der al mother.
84 THI WAX-MA KUU.
The surgeon having completed tke ex.
amination. exchanges glance wih the
gentleman who has stood near him. "A
narrow eeape!" says he, in a volee so low
that the words seem rather breathed thn
George again asks fr his parents-
might he ee them but ones His father
had tht morning started upon a&short
"Compose youanelf," sid dt Doctor,
"we hope you will soo be better. I shall
nmain here, or the present, to notice the
ymptoms," said he, to the other gendtm .
ehMr of them quitted the bedde that
Towards evening, George had so far re-
vied, dtt hope was administered by the
Deeer, that the great danger had passed.
Tes i bad pased; tht is, the immed-
sae, imminent danger was over; but 0,
how many weeks, yea, moths, lingered on
r wearisome way, before he was hlmel
-he be so weakened by thelo of
Tir WAR-MAKn M
blood. Who, to have looked upon tht
pale ow, thBt ae, which sbeid wrlakl
and sreak a with age, those rvouly
tmsblig he would hae recogalid th
bold, sprited George Redford
Hi mother at by his bedde day by
day, admisterng to his wants wih her
own hand, a for weeks he lay feeble
inbat, till her own cheek grew pal. s
father wolid take the wan lookiau bay I
his strong arm ad ary him fro rome
to room. A ehdn had com oer their
household. Yet was it not without lt
good; not all unblesed were the bo
spent in that liek mon. Thought w
busy with the p nts, they looked s pe
their boy, md in thoe moment of b r
aweetlor did the eaeloasoes com homr
to their het,that dwy had not lanemed
upon their sea, in the earlier daa of his
childhood, those precepts of gaidelsr and
love, which, Alling like the dew pe t
tender herb, might have ed his heart
eml mvd v thnm all so tMe l lesn.
U8 TUB WAR-MAKURS
The reader will remember the stranger,
who, on the afternoon that George lay
senseless on the sidewalk, took him in his
arms and carried him into the home. This
ume friendly face was seen daily at his
bedsie, with kind enquiries after his
health, and very often some little token of
kindness. It might be a bunch of flowers,
a beautiful print, or some delicate fruit
from his own garden, which, coming onex-
pectedly, together with the genial presence
of Mr. Roberts, would often revive the
drooping spirits of the sufferer. Mr. Rob.
I i, having much leisure, was accustomed
10 employ it in seeking how he might do
pod. Mild in demeanor, and benignant
in aspect, he was ever a welcome guest in
the houe of affliction, and none know bet-
1r than he, how to sympathies with the
sorrowing. After a few visits, George be
ame tenderly attached to him, and would
even count the moments till he shMld
Several weeks after the evens which
TR- WAR-MAUERK. 8
hae been detailed, two of George's school-
llows came in one day to visit him. They
had much to tell, and among other thing
one of them inquired, "did you kew that
reddy Seaer is sick "
"No, indeed," said George, a pad
expresion posing over hi bee, "is he
"He ha a high fever," was the uly,
"and yesterday his mother thought he w
Mr. Roberts entered, and the boys took
On approaching the bedside of George,
he was found in an unusual agittio
Quick lushes pa ed acrosI sualy
pale Mc, he seized the hand of his frnd
and burst into tears.
SWhat is the matter, my dear boy Why
do you safer yourself to be thus agited?
What as happened to you "
"Ah poor little Freddy Searer '-
"Well, what of him "
SHe is sick sad likely to die."
M THI WAX- AMULm
"Is be sickt but he may recover-lt
a hope in God for the bee. Do not a-
"'Lj n to me," sid Geoge, and I wl
tell you many things." He then told Mr.
Roberts of the ill health of Freddy's fther,
of the exertion made by Mrs. Beaver or
the support of her family, nd alluded to
his treatment of the boys. His spirit had
been softened by confinement and sorow,
and his mind rendered keen in its percep-
tio by unwonted thought, by the whiper
ings of conacience-whisperings No
those whisperings had increased to a voice
of thunder. As by a single stroke the
thought of Freddy's sickness and approach-
ing death, seemed to lay open before the
soul of Geerge Redford the eil piri to
which ne had accustomed himself to yield.
ike winged mesengers came fst ad
thick to his mind the many and oftrepeat-
ed precepts of Mr. Norton. Thoe precepts
bad seemed like water spilt upon the ground
that might not be gathered; but now-
2T2 WAt-MARUM8. 0
coodeate had awakened and clothed her-
Mia hirowngarmeniorajesty. George
could not be reieved ti he had ol Mr.
Roberts the whole story to his enmity to
Charles ever, his tauts on aecont of
poverty and old other, sometimes out mt
th elbow; and then ast of all, he told
him of the unprovoked injury and pals
inflicted upon poor little Freddy. Havn
said ll this, his strength was g and he
sank exhausted upon his pillow.
T Talk no more at preset, my boy," Mid
Mr. Robert, "you cannot bear it.-- r
the ering ad penitent there s always hope
-tdvs Nw grievous sins; oofen them
my dear George bore Him, who alee hMa
power to forgive, and who with fbgivemi ,
imparts alo strength to sei raw."
Will ye0 go mad e Iheddy aked
"I will do all that you desire. Bt I
shall not Nr here till tomorrwo.r He
judged rightly that George had talkd
enough fr that day, and took his leave.
90 TKI wXA-xxaXM
Directly he bent his steps to the dwelling
of Mrs. Seaer. She knew Mr. Roberts by
sight, and she alo knew his character, and
invited him into the ick room. Every
thing in the aspect of the house bore mark
of poverty, but not of the squalid and de-
Waded kind. They ascended to a little
room in the upper story, but well-aired and
nest. The bed was of snowy white, and
little rereshments stood on a small table
near the head. An orange with the rind
carefully stripped off, a mou rose in a
wine-gla of water; somebody had sent it
to Freddy that day, but he had not noticed
it. On one side of the bed was seen the
wrn countenance of the mother, and on
the other sat a young lady, an assistant
teacher in Mr. Norton' school. The poor
little victim of fever was apparently with-
"He is easier now,' said the mother;
"he had terrible spams this morning," (it
was now near night,) "and we thought him
THS WAn-xAnZa. 91
At that moment he appeared to aruse,
opened wide his eyes-he knew no one,
but gased around with that dreadful look
which told that reason was gone, at the
same time making a strange, distresed
"He does not know ," said the moth-
er; "speak to him Mis G- and ee if he
Bending over the little suferer Miss G-
pronounced his name in a cheerful voice.
"Freddy, Freddy Beaver, do you know who
is speaking to you? "
The sudden sound of a familiar voice
arrested the attention of the fever-stricken
boy, the beautiful light of intelligence
beamed over his face; for an instant the
spell of delirium was broken, the eye
beamed momentary pleasure, and he sought
to speak. But the swollen tongue refmed
its ofice and moved helplessly from side
to side of his mouth, making only inar-
ticulate sounds. Then the light of ra-
son andaecollection faded, and delirium
9I THI WARMI-AXB .
resmed its sway. He could not be roued
"I fear," thought Mr. Boberts, a he
walked home, "that I shall not have ny
pleasant new for my young friend."
In three days after this, Freddy was
dead.-Poor George groaned aloud when
he wa informed of it, for the remembrance
of his unkindness was sharpened by the
sd eae of the little boy.
"Do yoe think," sid he ome day alter
ward, "that Chare Seaver would come
here if sent fort"
"I am sure he would," said Mr. Roberts.
Now this gentleman in his visit to dMs.
Seaver had spoken of George, and Charles's
mother had expressed the deepest interest
in learning from day to day how he wm
Mr. Roberts did not like to speak of his
young friend's state of mind with regard to
her family. Mrs. Bearer however led to t
herself in conversation one day on after
the death of Freddy.
"My boys and George," aid she, "al-
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ways had difficulty together. He and
Charles could never agree, but ever since
that dreadful afternoon, when George was
stabbed, Charles has emed to feel such a
pity for him."
"Has your son been to me himt" in-
quired Mr. Roberts.
"No; he has not We, you know, ar
poor, and I have been obliged to take
Charles from school, and he and George
have not had much intercourse "
It was this conversation which led Mr.
Roberts to reply so decidedly to George,
that the other would visit him if be wished.
The next day was Sunday, ad Mr. Roberts
meeting with Cbhaes, who as on his way
from church in the afteroon, invited him
to step in and ee hi once formidable school
mate. The meeting of thee two was a
pleasant ght. Boys ae not apt to make
use of many words of reconciliation, bt as
Chales approached, the moitened eye ad
warm grasp of the hand told trly to the
modest and thoghtful looking youth
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whose sedate demeanor was heightened
by his mourning dress, that George was
changed. Mr. and Mrs. Redford too were
much pleaed with Charles, and urged him
to repeat his visit. From that time a por-
tion of all the leisure that Charles could
command was devoted to George. The
latter recovered slowly, and when at last
he did appear in the neighborhood among
the other boys, it was not as before, the
blustering, fighting George Redford.
Health and strength came with time.
His bold and fearless, and energetic nature
was not depressed or taken away, but beau-
tiful principles of peace and justice, holi-
aes sad love had been engrafted there-
upon, in the silence of that sick chamber,
by the teaching of Mr. Roberts, lessons
by the blessing of God, never forgotten.
Soon after George returned to school,
Mr. Boberts called one day upon Mr. Nor-
te. He requested that the latter gente-
man would recommend, from among his
scholar, one who was both capable ad
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trutworthy, as he wished to obtain a boy
to introduce to a situation in a mercantile
house, at the head of which was his own
brother. Here was a ine chance for a boy,
and Mr. Norton, being aware of it, sad
also of the responsibility of making a ele-
ton, hesitted. George was that day sit-
ting at the teacher' desk, assting him in
making oat some account. Mr. Roberts
had not men his young fiend for some
time. George looked up as thouh greatly
interested in what was sid Might e
"On your own aecount iaqired Mr.
"No sir," mid George, "my other ha
give his cosent for me to go to olleg-
but-"he hesitted, as though coslos
of some propriety in directing the J -
meat of his eldm.
f Say ea," Mid Mr. Norton.
"Thee is not a boy in the cooll" -
daGmed George, "that is equal to Cha
96 TeU WA-MAXKIMS.
Mr. Roberts smiled at his own recollec-
Mr. Norton replied quickly, "you are
right, Bedford, you are right" Then turn-
ing to Mr. Roberts, "that is the boy for
you, sir, I have no doubt."
"I think," said Mr. Roberts, and he
glanced at George, "that I know the boy
in question, and will call on his parent
myself." Bidding Mr. Norton "good morn-
ing," he left the school-room, and, croing
the street, entered the well known house.
There, usual, at the shadowy form of
the wasted invalid, and, as usual, Mrs.
Seaer pursued her daily toil She left
her ironing, however, for a few minutes, to
speak with Mr. Roberts. She heard his.
proposal with a changing brow sad a tear-
ful eye. Heaven has sent you here,"
exclaimed she. "Last week, Mr. L- the
provision dealer failed, and George has ad
nothing to do since, but to pick up a Hts
change by carrying home provisions
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"If he should do well in this new situa.
tion, which seems to be presenting itself,"
said Mr. Roberts, "it may be of advantage
to the younger boys."
Mrs. Beaver had entire confidence in
Charles, and, with reason, but she forbore
to speak in his praise; that he had been
selected from so many others, was sffident
acknowledgment of the esteem in which he
"Such thought for my children," sid
the mother after a short silence, "light
the load from my heart. I have straggled
hard to keep them from eating thebread
of charity. Others have thought that in
this I have persevered too strongly. I
wished them to depend upon their ow
exertions for success in lif, bat you kL
pda, sir, i of the right kind, for it tead to
plan them where they can ffectually do
WM Roberts, with much please, in-
h at Mrs. Beaer of the share which
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Geoge had had, in she election of
"Whata oae in that boy," suid ie;
"he i a much beloved by the others a
eed to be feared sad almost haed."
Maesn were soon metled, ad Charle
entered, te mext week, the exteMiv estb.
hlimbsm of the younger Mrt. Boobe.
Not very far distant from thd mool-
here is a favor resort of the boys, mot a
very sl one, it mbit be acknowledged, bm
Swe haen sid,a favorite po. On th
ed d one of the railroad bridge, th
leas from ti city, the boys loe to throw
their ihing lim, uad are occasir lly
happy to soceed In castchig a few m-
wary little Aes. One admhnom, du4a
wagons, eore happened to be walkig
n tat direction with his fibing lne sad
basket. While yet at some distance fAom
the place, he a a boy running at fall
sped to meet hi. He hem l hooi
te dita-ce- he discens that i a
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brilk of trror and dismay-it ecoe
nMr-he hastens on-he athes the
weds, Iasy waoradI" George r m
as, the other boy lyang pat to call
help. Hecome to the place. "C wea
fishlg right bers," says a boy who sil
linger. In a twinkllt GeoCr throws of
his jacket; be is godo swimer; jut a
he is ready to plunge In, soething rise
to the ua eof dhe water. L pig ia,
he selis the folding form; it is bt a smll
boy; he drpg him through the water ad
aeds, to his joy, two me on the edge of
the bridge. The boy who gae the ot
lrm has brought them They ta sth
appretly sliles form, which hs bee
eseed from the wam, sad bear it sy
Sr a short ditanece- they udo hs heavy,
wet eloes, and wringag his har, rub te
teples ad bands; he begins to iv.
MeIatme, George having resume hie
jact, follows; a number of pero are
mr gathering; George se 0inthke erWd
hb mdl Mlstr, ld mother's brother, p