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Life and perambulations of a mouse

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Life and perambulations of a mouse
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Kilner, Dorothy 1755-1836 ( Author, Primary )
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Che Favnurite Library,
A SERIES OF WORKS FOR THE YOUNG.

ONE SHILLING EACH.

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Votume 1—THE ESKDALE HERD BOY. By Lapy |

Sroppart, (Mrs. Buackrorp). Illustration by W. Harvey.

Votume 2—MRS. LEICESTER’S SCHOOL; or, the
Histories of several Young Ladies. By Cuarzes and Many
Lams. Illustration by Joun Apsonon.

Vouvne 3.—HISTORY OF THE ROBINS. By Mrs.

Trimmer. Illustration by W. Harvey.

Vorume 4—MEMOIRS OF BOB, THE SPOTTED

TERRIER. Written by Himself. Illustration by H. Wer. |
| Vorume 5.—KEEPER’S TRAVELS IN SEARCH OF |

HIS MASTER. Reprinted from the original Edition. Tllus-
tration by H. Weir.

Voirwume 6.—THE SCOTTISH ORPHANS; an Histo-

rical Tale. By Lapy Sroppart, (Mrs. Buackrorp). Ilus- |

tration by H. Weir.

| Voruwr 7—NEVER WRONG; or, the Young Dis-

putant; and “IT WAS ONLY IN FUN.” Illustration by
Joun GILBERT.

Vorume 8.—THE PERAMBULATIONS OF A MOUSE.

Illustration by Jonn GiLBERt.











THE
LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS

OF

A MOUSE.

New Lvdition.



LONDON:

GRANT AND GRIFFITH,
SUCCESSORS TO NEWBERY & HARRIS,
CORNER OF 8T, PAUL'S CHURCH YARD.



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INTRODUCTION.

—e—.

Dvrine a remarkably severe winter, when a prodigious fall
of snow confined everybody to their habitations, who were
happy enough to have one to shelter them from the incle-
mency of the season, and were not obliged by business to

expose themselves to its rigour, I was on a visit to Meadow
Hall, where a large party of young folk had assembled,
and all seemed, by their harmony and good humour, to strive
who should the most contribute to render pleasant that con-
finement which we were all equally obliged to share. Nor
were those farther advanced in life less anxious to contribute
to the general satisfaction and entertainment.

After the more serious employment of reading each morn-
ing was concluded, we danced, we sang, we played at blind-
man’s-buff, battledore and shuttlecock, and many other
games equally diverting and innocent; and, when tired of
them, drew our seats round the fire, while each one in turn
told some merry story to divert the company.

At ast, having related all that we could recollect worth
reciting, and being rather at a loss what to say next, a
sprightly girl in company proposed that every one should



6 INTRODUCTION.

relate the history of their own lives: “And it must be
strange indeed,” added she, “if that will not help us out
of this difficulty, and furnish conversation for some days
longer; by which time, perhaps, the frost will break, the snow
will melt, and set us all at liberty. But, let it break when
it may, I make a law, that no one shall go from Meadow Hall
till they have told their own history: so take notice, ladies
and gentlemen, take notice everybody, what you have to
trust to. And because,” continued she, “ I will not be un-
reasonable, and require more from you than you can perform,
I will give all you, who may perhaps have forgotten what
passed so many years ago, at the beginning of your lives,
two days to recollect and digest your story; by which time,
if you do not produce something pretty and entertaining, we
will never again admit you to dance or play among us.”
All this she spoke with so good-humoured a smile, that every
one was delighted with her, and promised to do their best to
acquit themselves to her satisfaction ; while some (the length
of whose lives had not rendered them forgetful of the trans-
actions which had passed) instantly began their memoirs, as
they called them: and really some related their narratives
with such spirit and ingenuity, that it quite distressed us
older ones, lest we should disgrace ourselves when it should
fall to our turns to hold forth, However, we were all de-



INTRODUCTION. 7

termined to produce something, as our fair directress order-
ed. Accordingly, the next morning I took up my pen, to
endeavour to draw up some kind of a history, which might
satisfy my companions in confinement. I took up my pen,
it is true, and laid the paper before me; but not one word
towards my appointed task could I proceed. The various
occurrences of my life were such as, far from affording en-
tertainment, would, I was certain, rather afflict ; or, perhaps,
not interesting enough for that, only stupify and render the
company more weary of the continuance of the frost than
they were before I began my narration. Thus circumstanced,
therefore, although by myself, I broke silence by exclaiming,
“ What a task has this sweet girl imposed upon me! One
which I shall never be able to execute to my own satisfac-
tion or her amusement. The adventures of my life (though
deeply interesting to myself) will be insipid and unenter-
taining to others, especially to my young hearers: I cannot,
therefore, attempt it.” “ Then write mine, which may he
more diverting,” said a little squeaking voice, which sound-
ed as if close to me. I started with surprise, not knowing
any one to be near me: and, looking round, could discover
no object from whom it could possibly proceed; when, cast-
ing my eyes upon the ground in a, little hole under the

skirting-board, close by the fire, I discovered the head of a



8 INTRODUCTION,

mouse peeping out. I arose with a design to stop the hole
with a cork, which happened to lie on the table by me; and
was surprised to find that it did not run away, but suffered
me to advance quite close, and then only retreated a little
into the hole, saying in the same voice as before, “ Will you
write my history?” You may be sure, I was much sur-
prised to be so addressed by such an animal; but, ashamed
of discovering any appearance of astonishment, lest the
mouse should suppose it had frightened me, I answered with
the utmost composure, that I would write it willingly, if it
would dictate to me. “ Oh, that I will do,” replied the
mouse, “ if you will not hurt me.” “ Not for the world,”
returned I, “Come, therefore, and sit upon my table, that
I may hear more distinctly what you have to relate.” It in-
stantly accepted my invitation, and with all the nimbleness of
its species, ran up the side of my chair, and jumped upon my
table; when, getting into a box of wafers, it began as follows.

But, before I proceed to relate my new little companion’s
history, I must beg leave to assure my readers, that, in
earnest, I never heard a mouse speak in all my life ; and only
wrote the following narrative as being far more entertaining,
and not less instructive, than my own life would have been.



THE

LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS

Ronse.

PART I.

——

Like all other new-born animals, whether of the human
or any other species, I cannot pretend to remember what
passed during my infant days. The first circumstance
I can recollect was, my mother’s addressing me and my
three brothers, who all lay in the same nest, in the follow-
ing words :—“ I haye, my children, with the greatest diffi-
culty, and at the utmost hazard of my life, provided for you
all to the present moment; but the period is arrived when
I can no longer pursue that method: snares and traps
are everywhere set for me, nor shall I, without infinite
danger, be able to procure sustenance to support my own
existence, much less can I find sufficient for you all; and,
indeed, with pleasure I behold it as no longer necessary,
since you are of age now to provide and shift for your-
selves; and I doubt not but your agility will enable you
to procure a yery comfortable livelihocd. Only let me



10 LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS

give you this one caution—Never (whatever the tempt-
ation may be) appear often in the same place; if you do,
however you may flatter yourselves to the contrary, you
will certainly at last be destroyed.” So saying, she stroked
us all with her fore paw, as a token of her affection, and
then hurried away, to conceal from us the emotions of
her sorrow, at thus sending us into the wide world.

She was no sooner gone, than the thought of being
our own directors so charmed our little hearts, that we
presently forgot our grief at parting from our kind pa-
rent; and, impatient to use our liberty, we all set for-
ward in search of some food, or rather of some adventure,
for our mother had left us victuals more than sufficient
to supply the wants of that day. With a great deal of
difficulty we clambered up a high wall on the inside of a
wainscot, till we reached the story above that we were
born in, where we found it much easier to run round
within the skirting-board, than to ascend any higher.

While we were there, our noses were delightfully re-
galed with the scent of the most delicate food that we
had ever smelt; we were anxious to procure a taste of it
likewise, and, after running round and round the room a
great many times, we at last discovered a little crack,
through which we made our entrance. My brother Long-
tail led the way; I followed; Softdown came next; but
Brighteyes would not be prevailed upon to venture. The



OF A MOUSE. 11

xpartment which we entered was spacious and elegant ;
at least, differed so greatly from anything we had seen,
that we imagined it the finest place upon earth. It was
covered all over with a carpet of various colours, that
not only concealed some bird-seeds which we came to
deyour, but also for some time prevented our being dis-
covered, as we were of much the same hue with many
of the flowers on the carpet. At last, a little girl, who
was at work in the room, by the side of her mamma,
shrieked out as if violently hurt. Her mamma begged
to know the cause of her sudden alarm. Upon which
she called out, “A Mouse! a Mouse! I saw one under
the chair!” “And if you did, my dear,” replied her mo-
ther, “is that any reason for your behaving so ridicu-
lously? If there were twenty mice, what harm could
they possibly do? You may easily hurt and destroy
them; but, poor little things! they cannot, if they would,
hurt you.” “What! could they not bite me!” inquired
the child. “They may, indeed, be able to do that ; but
you may be very sure that they have no such inclina-
tion,” rejoined the mother. “ A mouse is one of the most
timorous things in the world; every noise alarms it: and
though it chiefly lives by plunder, it appears as if pun-
ished by its fears for the mischiefs which it commits
among our property. It is, therefore, highly ridiculous
to pretend to be alarmed at the sight of a creature that



12 LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS

would run from the sound of your voice, and wishes never
to come near you, lest, as you are far more able, you
should also be disposed to hurt it.” “But Iam sure,
Madam,” replied the little girl, whose name I afterwards
heard was Anne, “they do not always run away; for
one day, as Miss Eliza Kite was looking among some
things which she had in her box, a mouse jumped out
and ran up her frock sleeve—she felt it quite up on her
arm.” “And what became of it then?” inquired the
mother. “It jumped down again,” replied Anne, “and
got into a little hole in the window-seat; and Eliza did
not see it again.” “ Well, then, my dear,” resumed the
lady, “what harm did it do her? Is not that a con-
vincing proof of what I say, that you have no cause to
be afraid of them, and that it is very silly tobe so? Itis
certainly foolish to be afraid of anything, unless it
threatens us with immediate danger; but to pretend to
be frightened at a mouse, and such like inoffensive things,
is a degree of weakness that I can by no means suffer
any of my children to indulge.” “ May I then, Madam,”
inquired the child, “be afraid of cows and horses, and
such great beasts as those?” “ Certainly not,” answered
her mother, “unless they are likely to hurt you. If a
cow or a horse run after you, I would have you fear them
so much as to get out of the way; but if they are quietly
walking or grazing in a field, then to fly from them, as



OF A MOUSE, 13

if you thought they would eat you instead of the grass,
is most absurd, and discovers great want of sense. I
once knew a young lady, who, I believe, thought it looked
pretty to be terrified at everything, and to scream if a
dog or even a mouse looked at her; but most severely
was she punished for her folly, by several very disagree-
able accidents she by those means brought upon herself.

“ One day, when she was drinking tea in a large com-
pany, on the door being opened, a small Italian grey-
hound walked into the drawing-room. She happened to
be seated near the mistress of the dog, who was making
tea; the dog, therefore, walked towards her, in order to
be by his favourite; but upon his advancing near her,
she suddenly jumped up, without considering what she
was about, overturned the water-urn, the hot iron of
which rolling out, set fire to her clothes, which instantly
blazed up, being only muslin, and burnt her arms, face,
and neck, most dreadfully. She was so much hurt as
to be obliged to be put immediately to bed, nor did she
recover enough to go abroad for many months. Now,
though every one was sorry for her sufferings, who could
possibly help blaming her for her ridiculous behaviour,
as it was entirely owing to her own folly that she was so
hurt? When she was talked to upon the subject, she
pleaded for her excuse, that she was so frightened she
did not know what she did, nor whither she was going;



14 LIFE AND PEKAMBULATIONS

but, as she thought that the dog was coming to her, she
could not help jumping up, to get out of his way. Now
what ridiculous arguing was this! Why could not she
help it?) And if the dog had really been going to her,
what harm would it have done? Could she suppose that
the lady whose house she was at would have suffered a
beast to walk about the house loose and go into company,
if he was apt to bite and hurt people? Or why should
she think he would more injure her, than those he had
before passed by? But the real case was, she did not
think at all; if she had given herself time for that, she
would not have acted so ridiculously. Another time,
when she was walking, from the same want of reflection
she very nearly drowned herself. She was passing over
a bridge, the outside rails of which were in some places
broken down; while she was there, some cows, which a
man was driving, met her: immediately, without mind-
ing whither she went, she shrieked out, and at the same
time jumped on one side just where the rail happened
to be broken, and down she fell into the river; nor was
it without the greatest difficulty that she was taken out
time enough to save her life. However, she caught a
violent cold and fever, and was again, by her own foolish
fears, confined to her bed for some weeks. Another ac-
cident she once met with, which, though not quite so
bad as the two former, yet might have been attended with



OF A MOUSE. 15

fatal consequences. She was sitting in a window, when
a wasp happened to fly toward her; she hastily drew
back her head, and broke the pane of glass behind her,
some of which stuck in her neck. It bled profusely ;
but a surgeon, happily being present, made some appli-
cation to it, which prevented its being followed by any
other ill effects than a few days’ weakness, occasioned by
the loss of blood. Many other misfortunes of the like
kind she frequently experienced ; but these which I have
now related may serve to convince you how extremely
absurd it is for people to give way to, and indulge them-
selves in, such groundless apprehensions, and, by being
afraid when there is no danger, subject themselves to
real misfortunes and most fatal accidents. And if being
afraid of cows, dogs, and wasps, (all of which, if they
please, can certainly hurt us,) is so ridiculous, what must
be the folly of those people who are terrified at a little
silly mouse, which never was known to hurt anybody?”

Here the conversation was interrupted by the entrance
of some gentlemen and ladies; and, having enjoyed a
very fine repast under one of the chairs during the time
that the mother and daughter had held the above dis-
course, on the chairs being removed for some of the visit-
ors to sit upon, we thought it best to retire; highly
pleased with our meal, and not less with the kind good-

B



16 LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS

will which the lady had, we thought, expressed towards
us. We related to our brother Brighteyes all that had
passed, and assured him he had no reason to apprehend
any danger from venturing himself with us. Accord-
ingly he promised, if such were the case, that the next
time we went and found it safe, if we would return and
call him, he would certainly accompany us. “In the
mean time, do pray, Nimble,” said he, addressing him-
self to me, “come with me to some other place; for I
long to taste some more delicate food than our mother
has provided for us; besides, as perhaps it may be a long
while before we shall be strong enough to bring any
thing away with us, we had better leave that, in case we
should ever be prevented from going abroad to seek for
fresh supplies.” “ Very true,” replied I, “ what you say
is quite just and wise; therefore I will, with all my heart,
attend you now, and see what we can find.” So saying,
we began to climb, but not without difficulty, for very
frequently the bits of mortar which we stepped upon
gave way beneath our feet, and tumbled us down toge-
ther with them lower than when we first set off. How-
ever, as we were very light, we were not very much hurt
by our falls; only indeed, poor Brighteyes, by endeayour-
ing to save himself, caught by his nails on a rafter, and
tore one of them from his right fore-foot, which was very
sore and inconvenient. At length we surmounted all



OF A MOUSE. 17

difficulties, and, invited by a strong scent of plum-cake,
entered a closet, where we found a fine large one, quite
whole and entire. We immediately set about making
our way into it, which we easily effected, as it was most
deliciously nice, and not at all hard to our teeth.

Brighteyes, who had not before partaken of the bird-
seed, was overjoyed at the sight. He almost forgot the
pain of his foot, and soon buried himself withinside the
cake; whilst I, who had pretty well satisfied my hunger
before, only ate a few of the crumbs, and then went to
take a survey of the adjoining apartment. I crept softly
under the door of the closet, into a room as large as that
which I had before been in, though not so elegantly fur-
nished ; for, instead of being covered with a carpet, there
was only a small one round the bed, and near the fire
was a cradle, with a cleanly-looking woman sitting by it,
rocking it with her foot, whilst at the same time she was
combing the head of a little boy about four years old.
In the middle of the room stood a table, covered with a
great deal of litter, and in one corner was the little girl
whom I had before seen with her mamma, crying and
sobbing as if her heart would break. As I made not
the least noise at my entrance, no one observed me for
some time; so, creeping under one of the beds, I heard
the following discourse :—

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18 LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS

“Tt does not signify, Miss,” said the woman, whom I
found to be the children’s nurse, “I never will put up
with such behaviour; you know that I always do every-
thing for you when you speak prettily, but to be ordered
to dress you, in such a manner, is what 1 never will sub-
mit to, and you shall go undressed all day before I will
dress you, unless you ask me as you ought to do.” Anne
made no reply, but only continued crying. “Ay! you
may cry and sob as much as you please,” said the nurse ;
“T do not care for that: I shall not dress you for cry-
ing and roaring, but for being good and speaking with
civility.” Just as she said these words, the door opened,
and in came the lady whom I had before seen, and whose
name I afterwards found was Artless. As soon as she
entered, the nurse addressed her, saying, “ Pray, Madam,
is it by your desire that Miss Anne behaves so rudely
and bids me dress her directly, and change her shoes, or
else she will slap my face? Indeed, she did give me a
slap upon my hand, so I told her that I would not dress
her at all; for really, Madam, I thought you would not
wish me to do it whilst she behaved so, and I took the
liberty of putting her to stand in the corner.” “I do
not think,” replied Mrs. Artless, “that slie deserves to
stand in the room at all, or in the house either, if she
behaves in that manner. If she does not speak civilly
when she wants to be assisted, let her go without help,



OF A MOUSE. 19

and see what will become of her then. I am quite
ashamed of you, Anne! I could not have thought you
would behave so; but since you have, I promise that
you shall not be dressed to-day, nor have any assist-
ance given you, unless you speak in a very different
manner.”

Whilst Mrs. Artless was talking, Nurse went out of
the room. Mrs. Artless then took her seat by the cra-
dle, and, looking into it, found the child awake; and I
saw her take out a fine little girl, about five months
old: she then continued her discourse, saying, “ Look
here, Anne; look at this little baby; see how unable
it is to help itself; were we to neglect attending to it,
what do you think would become of it? Suppose I
were now to put your sister upon the floor, and there
leave her, tell me what do you think she could do, or
what would become of her?” Anne sobbed out, that
she would die. “And pray, my dear,” continued Mrs,
Artless, “if we were to leave you to yourself, what
would become of you? It is true, you can talk, and
run about better than Mary: but not a bit better could
you provide for, or take care of yourself. Could you
buy or dress your own victuals? Could you light your
own fire? Could you clean your own house, or open
and shut the doors and windows? Could you make
your own clothes, or even put them on without some



20 LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS

assistance, when made? And who do you think will
do anything for you, if you are not good, or if you do
not speak civilly? Not I, I promise you; neither shall
Nurse, nor any of the servants; for though I pay them
wages to help to do my business, I never want them to
do anything unless they are desired in a pretty manner.
Should you like, if, when I want you to pick up my
scissors, or do any little job, I were to say, ‘ Pick up
my scissors this moment, or I will slap your face?’
Should you not think that it sounded very cross and
disagreeable?” “ Yes, Madam,” replied Anne. “ Then
why,” rejoined Mrs. Artless, “ should you speak crossly
to anybody, particularly to servants and poor people?
For to behave so to them, is not only cross, but insolent
and proud. It is as if you thought that, because they
are rather poorer, they are not so good as yourself;
whereas, I assure you, poverty makes no difference in
the merit of people; for those only are deserving of re-
spect who are truly good; and a virtuous beggar is far
better than a wicked prince.” I was prevented from
hearing any more of this very just discourse, by the
little boy's opening the door and letting in a cat; which,
though it was the first I had ever seen in my life, I was
certain was the same destructive animal to our race,
which I had frequently heard my mother describe. I
therefore made all possible haste back to the closet, and,



OF A MOUSE. 21

warning Brighteyes of our danger, we instantly returned
by the same way which we came, to our two brothers,
whom we found waiting for us, and wondering at our
long absence. We related to them the dainty cheer
which we had met with, and agreed to conduct them
thither in the evening. Accordingly, as soon as it grew
towards dusk, we clambered up the wall, and all four
together attacked the plum-cake, which no one had
touched since we left it. But scarcely had we all seated
ourselves round it, than on a sudden the closet-door
opened, and a woman entered. Away we all scampered
as fast as possible; but poor Brighteyes, who could not
move quite so nimbly, on aceount of his sore toe, and who
likewise, having advanced farther into the cake, was dis-
covered before he could reach the crack by which we
entered. The woman, who had a knife in her hand,
struck at him with it, at the same time exclaiming,
“Bless me, Nurse, here is a mouse in the closet!” Hap-
pily, she missed her aim, and he only received a small
wound on the tip of his tail. This interruption sadly
alarmed us, and it was above an hour before we could
have courage to venture back ; when, finding everything
quiet, except Mrs. Nurse, who was singing to her child,
we again crept out, and once more surrounded the cake.
We continued to eat without any farther alarm till we



22 LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS

were perfectly satisfied, and then retired to a little dis-
tance behind the wainscot, determined there to sleep,
and to breakfast on the cake the next day.

Early in the morning I waked, and, calling my bro-
thers, we all marched forward, and soon arrived at
the delightful cake, where we highly enjoyed ourselves
without the least disturbance, till our appetites were
fully satisfied. We then retired, took a little run round
some other parts of the house, but met with nothing
worth relating. At noon, we again made our way into
the closet, intending to dine on the dish on which we
had breakfasted ; but, to our no small mortification, the
delicious dainty was removed. This, you may be sure,
was a sad disappointment; yet, as we were not ex-
tremely hungry, we had time to look about for more.
We were not long in finding it; for upon the same shelf
from which the cake had been removed, there was a
round tin box, the lid of which was not quite close shut
down; into this we all crept, and were highly regaled
with some nice lumps of sugar. But it would be end
less to enumerate all the various repasts which we met
with in this closet; sometimes terrified by the entrance
of people, and sometimes comfortably enjoying ourselves
without alarm; it is sufficient to inform you, that, un-
mindful of our mother’s advice, we continued to live



OF A MOUSE. 23

upon the contents of the same cupboard for above a
week ; when, one evening, when we were, as usual, hast-
ening to find our suppers, Softdown, who happened to
be the first, ran eagerly to a piece of cheese, which he
saw hanging before him. “Come along,” said he;
“here is some nice cheese, it smells most delightfully
good!” Just as he spoke these words, before any of
us could come up to him, a little wooden door on a sud-
den dropped down, and hid him and the cheese from
our sight!

It is impossible to describe our consternation and
surprise upon this occasion, which was greatly increased
when we advanced near the place, at seeing him (through
some little wire bars) confined in a small box, without
any visible way for him to get out, and hearing him in
the most moving accents beg us to assist him in procur-
ing his liberty. We all ran round and round his place
of confinement several times; but not the least crack or
opening could we discover, except through the bars,
which being of iron, it was impossible for us to break or
bend. At length we determined to try to gnaw through
the wood-work close at the edge, which being already
some little distance from one of the bars, we hoped, by
making the opening a little wider, he would escape: ac-
cordingly we all began, he within, and we all on the
outside ; and by our diligence had made some very con-



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siderable progress, when we were interrupted by the en-
trance of Mrs. Nurse, with the child in her arms.

Upon the sight of her, though much grieved at leay-
ing our brother in his distress, yet fearing instant death
would be the fate of us all if we stayed, we, to preserve
our own existence, retired as quickly as possible, but not
without her seeing some of us, for we heard her say to
herself, or to the babe in her arms, “ I declare, this clo-
set swarms with mice; they spoil everything one puts
here.” Then taking up the box (which I afterwards
learned was called a trap) in which was poor Softdown,
she carried it into the room. I crept softly after her,
to see what would be the fate. of my beloved brother.
But what words can express my horror, when I saw her
holding it in one hand close tc the candle, whilst in the
other she held the child, singing to her with the utmost
composure, and bidding her to look at Mousy! Mousy !

What were the actions or sensations of poor Softdown
at that dreadful moment I know not; but my own
anguish, which it is impossible to describe, was still
augmented every moment by seeing her shake the trap
almost topsy-turvy, then blow through the trap at one
end, at which times I saw the dear creature’s tail come
out between the wires on the contrary side, as he was
striving, I suppose, to retreat from her. At length, after
she had thus tortured him for some time, she set the



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trap on the table, so close to a large fire that I am sure
he must have been much incommoded by the heat, and
began to undress her child.

Then hearing somebody go by the door, she cried out,
“Who is there? Tsit you, Elizabeth? Ifitis, I wish you
would come and take down the mouse-trap, for I have
caught a mouse.” Elizabeth instantly obeyed hercall, and
desired to know what she wanted. “Iwant you to take
down the mouse-trap,” she replied, “ for I cannot leave the
child. I am glad I have got it, [am sure; for the closet
swarms so, thereisnosuch thing as bearing it. They devour
everything: I declare they have eaten up awhole pound of
sugar. Do, Elizabeth, pray take the trap down, and re-
turn with it as soon as you can, and I will set it again:
for I dare say I shall catch another before I go to bed, for
Theard some more rustling among the things.” “ You
do not think,” replied Elizabeth, “ that Iwill take down
the trap, do you? I would not touch it for twenty pounds.
I am always frightened, and ready to die at the sight of
a mouse. Once, when I was a girl, I had one thrown in
my face; and ever since I have always been scared out
of my wits at them; and if ever I see one running loose,
as I did one night in the closet below stairs, where the
vandles are kept, I scream as if I was being killed.”
“ Why, then,” answered Nurse,.“ I think you behave like
a great simpleton; for what harm could a mouse do to



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yout” “Oh! I hate them,” returned she, and then ran
away without the trap. Greatly was I rejoiced at her
departure, as I hoped that, by some means, Softdown
might still be able to make his escape. But, alas! no
such good fortune attended him. Some person again
passing the door, Nurse once more called out, “ Who is
there? John, is it you?” “ Yes,” replied a man’s voice.
“Then do you step in, will you, for a moment?” re-
joined Mrs. Nurse: and instantly entered a man whom
I had never before seen. “ What do you want, Nurse?”
said he. “ I only want to get rid of a mouse,” returned
she; “ and, do you know, Elizabeth is such a simpleton
that she is afraid of taking it, and I want the trap to
set it again, for they swarm here like bees in a hive: one
can have no peace for them: they devour and spoil
everything; I say sometimes, that I believe they will
eat me up at last.” While she was saying this, John
took the trap in his hand, and held it up once more to
the candle; then taking a thread out of a paper, that lay
bound round with a dirty blue ribbon upon the table,
he shook the trap about till he got my brother's tail
through the wires, when, catching hold of it, he tied the
thread tight round it, and dragged him by it to the door
of the trap, which he opened, and took him out, suspend-
ing the weight of his body upon his tail.

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continued perfectly quiet, could no longer support the
pain without dismal cries and anguish; he squeaked as
loud as his little throat would let him, exerting at the
same time the utmost of his strength to disengage him-
self. But in such a position, with his head downward,
in vain were all his efforts to procure relief; and the bar-
barous monster who held him discovered not the smallest
emotions of pity for his sufferings. Oh! how, at that
moment, did I abhor my own existence, and wish that I
could be endowed with size and strength sufficient, at
once both to rescue him, and severely punish his tor-
mentor! But my wish was ineffectual; and I had the
inexpressible affliction of seeing the inhuman wretch
hold him down upon the hearth, whilst, without remorse,
he crushed him beneath his foot, aid then carelessly
kicked him into the ashes, saying, “There! the cat will
smell it out when she comes up.” My very blood runs
cold within me at the recollection of seeing Softdown’s,
as it spirted from beneath the monster's foot, whilst the
craunch of his bones almost petrified me with horror.
At length, however, recollecting the impossibility of re-
storing my beloved brother to life, and the danger of my
own situation, I, with trembling feet and palpitating
heart, crept softly back to my remaining two brothers,
who were impatiently expecting me, behind the closet.
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before mine eyes; whilst the anguish it caused in their
gentle bosoms far exceeds my power to describe.

After having mingled our lamentations for some time,
I thus addressed them :—“ We have this night, my bro-
thers, tasted the severest affliction in the cruel death of
our dear brother, companion, and friend; let us not,
however, only mourn his loss, but also gather wisdom
from our misfortune, and return to that duty which we
have hitherto neglected. Recollect, my dear friends,
what were the last words which our good mother spoke
to us at parting. She charged us, upon no account, for
no temptation whatever, to return frequently to the same
place; if we did, she forewarned us that death and ruin
would certainly await us. But in what manner have we
obeyed this her kind advice? We have not even so
much as once recollected it since she left us; or, if we
thought of it for a moment, we foolishly despised it, as
unnecessary. Now, therefore, we sincerely feel the con-
Sequence of our disobedience ; and, though our sufferings
are most distressing, yet we must confess that we amply
deserve them. Let us, therefore, my brothers, instantly
fly from a place which has already cost us the life of our
beloved Softdown, lest we should all likewise fall sacri-
fices to our disobedience.”

And here the writer cannot help observing how just
were the reflections of the Mouse on the crime which he



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and his brethren had been guilty of; and he begs that
every reader will be careful to remember the fatal conse-
quences attendant upon their disobedience of their mo-
ther’s advice ; since they may be assured that equal, if
not the same, misfortune will always attend those who
refuse to pay attention to the advice of their parents.
But to return to the history :—

To this proposal (continued the Mouse) my brothers
readily agreed ; and we directly descended to the place
where we had discovered the crack that led us to the
room in which we feasted on bird-seed. Here we deter-
mined to wait, and when the family were all quiet in bed,
to go in search of provision, as we began to be rather
hungry, not having eaten anything a long while. Ac-
cordingly, we stayed till after the clock had struck twelve,
when, peeping out, we saw that the room was empty: we
then ventured forth, and found several seeds, though not
enough to afford a very ample meal for three of us.

After we had cleared the room, we again returned to
our hiding-place, where we continued till after the family
had finished their breakfast in the morning. They all
then went to take a walk in the garden, and we stepped
out to pick up the crumbs which had fallen from the
table. Whilst thus employed, and at a distance from our
place of retreat, we were alarmed by the entrance of two
boys, who appeared to be about twelve or thirteen years



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of age. We directly ran towards the crack; but, alas!
not quick enough to escape their observation; for, seeing
us, they both at once exclaimed, “ Some mice! some
mice!” and at the same time took off their hats, and
threw at us. Longtail happily eluded the blow, and safe-
ly got home; but poor Brighteyes and myself were less
fortunate; and though we, for a considerable time, by our
quickness, prevented their catching us, at length, being
much disebled by a blow that one of them gave me with
a book which he threw at me, I was unable any longer
to run; and, as I was hobbling very slowly across the
room, he picked me up. At the same moment, Bright-
eyes was so entangled in a handkerchief, which the other
boy tossed over him, that he likewise was taken prisoner.
Our little hearts now beat quick with fear of those tor-
tures we expected to receive; nor were our apprehensions
lessened by hearing the boys consult what they should
do with us. “I,” said one, “will throw mine into the
pond, and see how he will swim out again.” “ And I,”
said the other, “ will keep mine, and tame it.” “ But
where will you keep it?” inquired his companion. “Oh,”
replied he, “ I will keep it under a little pan, till I can
get a house made for it.” He then, holding me by the
skin at the back of my neck, ran with me into the kit-
chen, to fetch a pan. Here I was not only threaten-
ed with death by three or four of the servants, who all



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blamed Master Peter for keeping me, but, likewise, two or
three cats came round him, rubbing themselves backward
and forward against his legs, and then, standing up on
their hind feet, endeavoured to make themselves high
enough to reach me. At last, taking a pan in his hand,
he returned to his brother, with one of the cats following
him. Immediately upon our entrance the boy exclaimed,
“Oh, now I know what I will do: I will tie a piece of
string to its tail, and teach the cat to jump for it.” No
sooner had this thought presented itself, than it was put
into practice, and I again was obliged to sustain the
shocking sight of a brother put to the torture. In the _
meantime, I was placed upon the table, with a pan over
me, in which was a crack, so that I could see, as well as
hear all that passed; and from this place it was that I
beheld my beloved Brighteyes suspended at one end of a
string by his tail; one while swinging backward and for-
ward, at another pulled up and down, then suffered to feel
his feet on the ground, and again suddenly snatched up
as the cat advanced; then twisted round and round, as
fast as possible, at the full length of the string; in short,
it is impossible to describe all his sufferings of body, or
my anguish of mind, At length, a most dreadful conclu-
sion was put to them, by the entrance of a gentleman
booted and spurred, with a whip in his hand. “ What
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in the world, Charles!” said he, as he came in, “ are you
about? What have you got there?” “ Only a mouse,
sir,” replied the boy. “ He is teaching the cat to jump,
sir,” said Peter; “ that is all.”

Brighteyes then gave afresh squeak, from the violence
of his pain. The gentleman, then turning hastily round,
exclaimed eagerly, “ What, is it alive?” “ Yes, sir,” said
the boy. “And how can you, you wicked, naughty,
cruel boy,” replied the gentleman, “ take delight in thus
torturing a little creature that never did you any injury?
Put it down this moment,” said he, at the same time giv-
ing him a severe stroke with his horsewhip across that
hand by which he held my brother. “ Let it go direct-
ly!” and again repeated the blow. The boy let go the
string, and Brighteyes, falling to the ground, was instant-
ly snapped up by the eat, who, growling, ran away with
him in her mouth, and, I suppose, put a conclusion to
his miseries and life together, as I never from that mo-
ment heard any account of him.

As soon as he was thus taken out of the room, the gen-
tleman sat down, and, taking hold of his son’s hand, thus
addressed him: “ Charles, I had a much better opinion
of you than to suppose you were capable of so much cru-
elty. What right, I desire to know, have you to torment
any living creature? If itis only because you are larger,
and so have it in your power, I beg you will consider



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how you would like that either myself, or some great gi-
ant, as much larger than you, as you are bigger than the
mouse, should hurt and torment you? And, I promise
you, the smallest creature can feel as acutely as you; nay,
the smaller they are, the more susceptible are they of
pain, and the sooner they are hurt: a less touch will kill
a fly than aman; consequently, a less wound will cause it
pain. And the mouse, which you have now been swinging
by the tail over the cat’s mouth, has not, you may assure
yourself, suffered less torment or fright than you would
have done, had you been suspended by your leg, either
over water which would drown you, or over stones, on
which, if you fell, you must certainly be dashed to pieces.
And yet you could take delight in thus torturing and
distressing a poor inoffensive animal! Fie upon it,
Charles! Fie upon it! I thought you had been a bet-
ter boy, and not such a cruel, naughty, wicked fellow.”
“Wicked!” repeated the boy; “I do not think that I
have been at all wicked.” “ But I think you have been
extremely so,” replied his father; “ every action that is
cruel, and gives pain to any living creature, is wicked,
and is a sure sign of a bad heart. I never knew a man
who was cruel to animals kind and compassionate towards
his fellow-creatures; he might not, perhaps, treat them in
the same shocking manner, because the laws of the land
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would severely punish him if he did; but if he is restrain-
ed from bad actions by no higher motive than fear of pre-
sent punishment, his goodness cannot be very great. A
good man, Charles, always takes delight in conferring
happiness on all around him; nor would he offer the
smallest injury to the meanest insect that was capable of
feeling.” “TI am sure,” said the boy, “ I have often seen
you kill wasps, and spiders too; and it was but last week
that you bought a mouse-trap yourself to catch mice in,

although you are so angry now with me.” “ And pray,”
~ resumed his father, “ did you ever see me torment, as
well as kill them? Or did I ever keep them in pain one
moment longer than necessary? I am not condemning
people for killing vermin and animals, provided they do
it expeditiously, and put them to death with as little pain
as possible; but it is the putting them to needless tor-
ment and misery that I say is wicked. Had you destroy-
ed the mouse with one blow, or rather given it to some-
body else to destroy it (for I should not think a tender-
hearted boy would delight in such operations himself), I
would not have condemned you; but to keep it hanging
the whole weight of its body upon its tail, to swing it
about, and by that too, to hold it terrified over the cat's
jaws, and to take pleasure in hearing it squeak,and seeing
it struggle for liberty, is such unmanly, such detestable
cruelty, as calls for my utmost indignation and abhor-



OF A MOUSE. 35

rence. But, since you think pain so very trifling an evil,
try, Charles, how you like that,” said he, giving him at
the same time some severe strokes with his horsewhip.
The boy then cried, and called out, “I do not like it all,
Ido not like it at all.” “ Neither did the mouse,” re-
plied his father, “like at all to be tied to a string, and
swung about by his tail; he did not like it, and told you so
ina language which you perfectly well understood; but you
would not attend to its cries: you thought it pleasure to
hear it squeak, because you were bigger, and did not feel
its torture. I am now bigger than you, and do not feel
your pain. I therefore shall not yet leave off, as I hope
it will teach you not to torment anything another time.”
Just as he said these words, the boy, endeavouring to
avoid the whip, ran against the table on which I was
placed, and happily threw down the pan that confined
me. I instantly seized the opportunity, jumped down,
and once more escaped to the little hole by which I first
entered. There I found my only brother waiting for me,
and was again under the dreadful necessity of paining his
tender heart with the recital of the sufferings which I had
been witness to in our dear Brighteyes, as well as of the
imminent danger I myself had been exposed to. “ And
surely,” said I, “ we have again drawn all this evil upon
ourselves by our disobedience to our mother’s advice.
She doubtless intended that we should not continue in



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the same house long together; whereas, from the day of
her leaving us, we have never been in any other than
this, which has occasioned us such heavy aftliction.
Therefore, upon no account let us continue another night
under this roof; but, as soon as the evening begins to
grow dark enough to conceal us from the observation of
any one, we will set off, and seek a lodging in some other
place; and should any misfortune befal us on our passage,
we shall at least have the consolation of thinking that
we were doing our duty, by following the advice of our
parent.” “ It is true,” said my brother “we have been
greatly to blame; for the future, we will be more careful
of our conduct: but do, my dear Nimble,” continued he,
“endeavour to compose yourself, and take a little rest,
after the pain and fatigue which you have gone through,
otherwise you may be sick; and what will become of me,
if any mischief should befal you? TI shall then have no
brother to converse with, no friend to advise me what to
do.” Here he stopped, overpowered with his grief for
the loss of our two murdered brothers, and with his ten-
der solicitude for my welfare. I endeavoured all in my
power to comfort him, and said I hoped that I should
soon recover from the bruises I had received from the
boy’s hat and book, as well as the pinches in my neck
with his finger and thumb, by which he held me; and
promised to compose myself. This promise I fulfilled,



OF A MOUSE. 37

by endeavouring to sleep; but the scene that I had so
lately been witness to was too fresh in my imagination to
suffer me to close my eyes: however, I kept for some
time quiet.

The rest of the day we spent in almost total silence,
having no spirits for conversation, our hearts being almost
broken with anguish. When it grew towards evening,
we agreed to find our way out of that detested house, and
seek for some other habitation, which might be more pro-
pitious. But we found more difficulty in this undertak-
ing than we were at all aware of; for though we could
with tolerable ease go from room to room within the
house, still, when we attempted to quit it, we found it
every way surrounded with so thick a brick wall, that it
was impossible for us to make our way through it. We
therefore ran round and round it several times, searching
for some little crevice through which we might escape;
but all to no purpose, not the least crack could we dis-
cover; and we might have continued there till this time,
had we not at length, after the family were in bed, re-
solved to venture through one of the apartments into the
hall, and so creep out under the house-door. But the
dangers we exposed ourselves to in this expedition were
many and great: we knew that traps were set for us about
the house; and where they might chance to be placed we
could not tell. I had likewise been eye-witness to no less



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than four cats, who might, for aught we knew to the con-
trary, at that hour of darkness be prowling in search of
some of our unhappy species.

But, in spite of every difficulty and hazard, we deter-
mined to venture, rather than continue in opposition to
our mother’s commands; and to reward our obedience,
we escaped, with trembling hearts, unobserved, at least
unmolested, by any one. And now, for the first time
since our birth, we found ourselves exposed to the in-
clemency of the weather. The night was very dark and
tempestuous; the rain poured down in torrents, and the
wind blew so exceedingly high, that, low upon the ground
as we were, it was with difficulty we could keep our legs;
added to which, every step we took, we were in water up
to our stomachs. In this wretched condition we knew
not which way to turn ourselves, nor where to seek for
shelter. The spattering of the rain, the howling of the
wind, together with the rattling and shaking of the trees,
all contributed to make such a noise as rendered it im-
possible for us to hear whether any danger was approach-
ing us or not.

In this truly melancholy situation, we waded on for a
considerable time, till at length we reached a small house,
and very easily gained admittance through a pretty large
hole on one side of the door. Most heartily did we re-
joice at finding ourselves once more under shelter from



OF A MOUSE. 39

the cold and rain, and for some time onlybusied ourselves
in drying our hair, which was as thoroughly wet as if we
had been served as the boy threatened to serve my brother
Brighteyes, and had really been drawn through a pond.
After we had done this, and had a little rested ourselves,
we began to look about in search of food, but we could
find nothing, except a few crumbs of bread and cheese
in a man’s coat-pocket, and a piece of tallow-candle stuck
on the top of a tinder-box. This, however, though not
such delicate eating as we had been used to, yet served
to satisfy our present hunger; and we had just finished
the candle, when we were greatly alarmed by the sight of
a human hand (for we mice can see a little in the dark)
feeling about the very chair on which we stood. We
jumped down in an instant, and hid ourselves in a little
hole behind a black trunk that stood in one corner of the
room.

We then heard very distinctly a man say, “ Betty, did
you not put the candle by the bedside?” “ Yes, that I
am very sure I did,” replied a female voice. “I thought
so,” answered the man; “ but I am sure it is not here
now. Tom! Tom! Tom!” continued he. “ What,
father?” replied a boy, starting up; “ what is the mat-
ter?” “Why, do you know anything of the candle? I
cannot find it, my dear; and J want it sadly, for I fancy
it is time we should be up and be jogging. Dost know



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anything of it, my lad?” “ Not I, truly, father,” said
the boy; “ I only know that I saw mother stick it in the
box-lid last night, and put it upon the chair, which she
set by the bedside, after you had put your clothes upon
the back of it; I know I saw her put it there, so it must
be there now, I fancy.” “ Well, I cannot find it,” replied
the father; “so we must e’en get up in the dark, for I
am sure it must be time.” The father and son then both
dressed themselves; and the man taking a shilling out of
his pocket, laid it upon the chair, saying at the same time,
“ There, Betty, I have left a shilling for you; take care
it does not go after the candle; for where that is I cannot
tell, any more than the carp at the bottom of the Squire’s
fish pond.” He then unlocked the door, and went away,
accompanied by his son.

After their departure, we again came out, and took an-
other walk round the room, and found our way into a
little cupboard, which we had not before observed. Here
we discovered half a loaf of bread, a piece of cold pudding,
a lump of salt butter, some soft sugar in a basin, and a
fine large slice of bacon. On these dainties we feasted
very amply, and agreed that we should again hide our-
selves behind the black trunk all day, and at night, when
the family were in bed, return to take another meal on
the plenty of nice provision which we had so happily dis-
covered. Accordingly, we crept back just as the woman



OF A MOUSE. 4]

went to fill her tea-kettle at a pump which stood between
her house and the next neighbour’s. When she returned,
she put it upon the fire she had just lighted, and, taking
a pair of bellows in her hand, sat down to blow it.
While she was thus employed, a young gentleman,
about ten years of age, very genteelly dressed, entered the
room, and in a familiar manner asked her how she did.
“T am very well, thank you, my dear,” replied she:
“and pray, Master George, how are your mamma and
papa, and all your brothers and sisters?” “They are all
very well, thank you,” returned the boy; “and I am
come to bring you a slice of cake, which my grandpapa
gave me yesterday.” Then, throwing his arms round her
neck, he went on saying, “Oh! my dear, dear Betty
Flood, how I do love you! I would do anything in the
world to serve you. I shall save all my Christmas-boxes
to give to you; and when I am aman, I will give you a
great deal of money. I wish you were a lady, and not
so poor.” “Iam much obliged to you, my dear,” said
she, “for your kind good wishes; but, indeed, love, I am
very well contented with my station. I have a good hus-
band, and three good children, which is more than many
a lady can say; and riches, Master George, unless people
are good, and those one lives with are kind and obliging,
will never make anybody happy. What comfort, now,
do you think a body could ever have at Squire Stately’s?



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I declare, if it were put to my choice, I would rather a
thousand times be as Iam. To be sure, they are very
rich; but what of that? They cannot eat gold; neither
can gold ease their hearts when they are almost bursting
with pride and ill-nature. They say, indeed, that Madam
Stately would be kind enough, if they would let her rest;
but what with the Squire’s drinking and swearing, and
the young gentleman’s extravagance, and her daughter's
pride and quarrelling, she is almost tired out of her life.
And so, Master George, I say, I had rather be poor Betty
Flood, with honest Abraham for my husband, than the
finest lady in the land, if I must live at such arate. To
be sure, nobody can deny but that money is very desir-
able, and people that are rich can do many agreeable
things, which we poor ones cannot; but yet, for all that,
money dees not make people happy. Happiness, Master
George, depends greatly upon people's own tempers and
dispositions: a person who is fretful and cross will never
be happy, though he should be made King of all England;
and a person who is contented and good-humoured will
never be wretched, though he should be as poor as a beg-
gar. So, never fret yourself, love, because Betty Flood
is poor; for, though I am poor, I am honest; and whilst
my husband and I are happy enough to be blessed with
health, and the use of our limbs, we can work for our
living; and though we have no great plenty, still we have



OF A MOUSE. 43

sufficient to support us. So pray, dear, eat your cake
yourself; for I would not take it from you for ever so
much.” They then disputed for some time who should
have it; at last, George scuffled away from her, and put
it into the closet, and then, nodding his head at her, ran
away, saying he must go to school that moment.

Betty Flood then ate her breakfast, and we heard her
say something about the nasty mice; but what, we could
not make out, as she muttered softly to herself. She
then came to the trunk behind which we lay, and taking
out of it a roll of new linen, sat down to needle-work.
At twelve o’clock, her husband and son returned; so,
moving her table out of the way, she made room for them
at the fire, and, fetching the fryingpan, dressed some
rashers of the nice bacon we had before tasted in the cup-
board. The boy, in the meantime, spread a cloth on the
table, and placed the bread and cold pudding on it like-
wise; then returning to the closet for their plates, he cried
out, “ Oh! father, here is a nice hunch of plumcake; can
you tell how it came?” “ NotI, indeed, Tom!” replied
his father; “I can tell no more than the carp at the bot-
tom of the Squire’s fish-pond.” “ Iwill tell you,” said Mrs.
Flood; “I know how it came there. Do you know that
dear child Master George Kendall brought it for me; he
called as he went to school this.morning. I told him I
would not haye it; but the dear little soul popped it into



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the cupboard, and ran away without it. Bless his little
heart! I do think he is the sweetest child that ever was
born. You may laugh at me for saying so; but I am
sure I should have thought the same, if I had not nursed
him myself.” “ Indeed,” replied her husband, “ I do
not laugh at you for saying so; for I think so too, and
so must every one who knows him; for when young gen-
tlemen behave as he does, everybody must love and ad-
mire them. There is nothing I would not do to help
and serve that child, or any of his family; they always
are so kind, and speak as civilly to us poor folk as if we
were the first lords or ladies in the land. I am sure, if
it were needful, I would go through fire and water for
their sakes; and so would every man in the parish, I dare
say. But I wonder who would do as much to help Squire
Stately, or any of his family, if it were not that I should
think it my duty (and an honest man ought always to do
that, whether he likes it or not); but I say, if it were not
that it would be my duty to help my fellow-creature, I
would scarcely be at the trouble of stepping over the
threshold to serve them, they are such a set of cross good-
for-nothing gentry. I declare, it was but as we came
home to dinner now, that we saw Master Samuel throw-
ing sticks and stones at Dame Frugal's ducks, for the sake
of seeing them waddle; and then, when they got to the
pond, he sent his dog in after them, to bark and frighten



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them out of their wits. And as I came by, nothing would
serve him, but throwing a great dab of mud all over the
sleeve of my coat. So I said, ‘Why, Master Samuel,
you need not have done that; I did nothing to offend
you; and however amusing you may think it to insult
poor people, I assure you itis very wicked, and what no
good person in the world would be guilty of. He then
set up a great rude laugh, and I walked on and said no
more; but ifall gentlefolk were to behave like that family,
J had rather be poor as I am, than have all their riches,
if that would make me act like them.” “Very true,
Abraham,” replied his wife, “that is what I say, and
what I told Master George this morning; for to be poor,
if people do not become so through their own extrava-
gance, is no disgrace to anybody; but to be haughty,
cruel, cross, and mischievous, is a disgrace to all who are
so, let their rank be as exalted as it may,”

Here the conversation was interrupted by the entrance
of a man, who begged Mr. Flood to assist him in unload-
ing his cart of flour, as his man was gone out, and he
could not do it by himself.“ Well, I will come and help
you, with all my heart,” said Flood, “and so shall Tom,
too: will you not, my lad? I cannot live without help
myself; and if I do not assist others, I am sure I shall
not deserve any help when I want it.” So saying, he
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their proper places those things which had been used at
dinner, again sat down to her sewing.

Soon after the clock had struck six, the man and his
son returned; and, sitting round the fire, they passed the
evening in social conversation, till they went to bed,
which was a little after eight: and they convinced me,
by their talk and behaviour, that happiness in this world
depends far more upon the temper and disposition of the
heart, than upon any external possessions; and that vir-
tue, and a desire to be useful to others, afford far greater
satisfaction and peace of mind, than any riches and grand-
eur can possibly supply without such necessary qualifica-
tions. After they were all fallen asleep, we crept out,
and, leaving the candle unmolested, which was again
placed on the tinder-box by the bed-side, we hastened in-
to the closet, where we regaled heartily, and devoured
that part of the plum-cake which Tom had very gener-
ously left for his sister Mary, who, we found, was expect-
ed home the next day.

We then retired to our safe retreat, and thought we
might venture to stay for one more night's provisions,
without running any risk from our too frequent return
to the same place. But, in the morning, we found our
scheme frustrated; for, on the woman’s going to the clo-
set to get her breakfast, she observed the robbery which
we had committed, and exclaimed, “Some teazing mice



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have found their way into the closet. I will borrow neigh-
bour Savewell’s trap to-night, and catch some of the little
toads; that I will!” After hearing this, it would have
been madness to make any farther attempts; we there-
fore agreed to watch for an opportunity, and escape on
the very first that offered. Accordingly, about noon,
when Mrs. Flood was busily employed in making some
pancakes, we slipped by her unobserved, and crept out at
the same hole by which we had at first entered. But no
sooner were we in the open road, than we repented our
haste, and wished we had continued where we were till
the darkness of the night might better have concealed us
from the observation of any one. We crept as close to
the wall of the house (as far as it reached, which was but
a few paces), as we possibly could, and then stepped into
a little ditch, which we were soon obliged to leave again,
as the water ran in some parts of it almost up to the
edge.

At length we reached a little cottage, which we were
just entering, when a cat, that was sleeping, unnoticed
by us, upon a chair, jumped down, and would certainly
have destroyed me, (who happened to be foremost,) had
she not, at the same moment, tried to catch my brother,
and, by that means missing her aim, she gave us both
an opportunity to éscape, which we did by scrambling

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behind a brick that a child had been playing with by the
side of the door. Fortunately the brick lay too close to
the house for the cat to get her paw behind it, so as to
reach us, though, to avoid it, we were obliged to use the
greatest precaution, as she could thrust it in a little way,
and, if we had gone one inch too near either end, she
would certainly have dragged us out with her talons.
In this dreadful situation did we spend some hours, in-
cessantly moving from one end of the brick to the other,
for the moment she hmd, by the entrance of her paw at
one end, driven us to the other, she stepped over, and
again made us retreat. Think with what dreadful terror
our little hearts must have been oppressed, to see our
mortal enemy so closely watching us, expecting every
moment, when she shook the brick with her two fore-
paws in searching, and with her mouth endeavoured to
lift it up, that she would be so far able to effect her pur-
pose, as to make it impossible for us to escape her jaws.
But, happily for us, it had somehow or other got so
wedged that she could not move it to any great distance,
though it kept momentarily increasing our terrors by
shaking as she strove to turn it.

From this state of horror, however, we were at length
delivered by a little boy about four years old, who came
out of the house, and, taking the cat up round its body



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with both hands, tottered away with it, and shut the
door.

Finding ourselves thus unexpectedly once more at li-
berty, we determined to make use of it by seeking some
safer retreat, at least till night should better hide us from
public view. Terrified almost out of our senses, we crept
from behind the brick, and, after running a few yards,
slipped under the folding doors of a barn, and soon con-
cealed ourselves amidst a vast quantity of threshed corn.
This appeared to us the most desirable retreat that we had
yet found; not only as it afforded such immense plenty
of food, but also as we could so easily hide ourselves from
the observation of any one; beside, as it did not appear
to be a dwelling-house, we could in security reside, free
from any danger of traps, or the cruelty of man. We,
therefore, congratulated each other, not more on account
of the wonderful escape we had had, than upon our good
fortune in coming to a spot so blessed with peace and
plenty.

After we were a little recovered from the fatigue of
mind as well as of body which we had lately gone through,
we regaled very heartily upon the corn that surrounded
us, and then fell into a charming sleep, from which we
were awakened the next morning by the sound of human
voices. We very distinctly heard that of a boy, saying,

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“Let us mix all the threshed corn with the rest that is
not threshed, and that will make a fine fuss, and set John
and Simon swearing like troopers when they come and
find all their labour lost, and that they must do all their
work over again.” “ And do you think there is anything
so agreeable in giving people trouble, and hearing them
swear,” replied another voice, “that you can wish to do
it! For my part, I think it is so wicked a thing, that I
hate to hear anybody guilty of it, much less would I be
the cause of making them commit so great a sin; and as
for giving them all their trouble over again, so far would
it be from affording me any pleasure, that, on the con-
trary, it would give me great pain ; for, however you may
think of it, William, I assure you it always gives me much
uneasiness to see people labouring and working hard. I
always think how much I should dislike to be obliged to
do so myself, and, therefore, very sincerely pity those
who must work. On no account, therefore, will I do
anything to add to their labour, or that shall give them
unnecessary trouble.”

“Pho!” answered William, “you are wonderfully
wise ; I, for my part, hate such superabundant wisdom ;
I like to see folk fret, and stew, and scold, as our maids
did last week when I cut the line, and let all the sheets,
and gowns, and petticoats, and frocks, and shirts, and



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aprons, and caps, and what not, fall plump into the dirt.
Oh! how I did laugh! And how they did mutter and
scold! And do you know, that, just as the wash-ladies
were wiping their coddled hands, and comforting them-
selves with the thought of their work being all over, and
were going to sip their tea by the fireside, I put them
all to the scout, and they were obliged to wash every rag
over again. I shall never forget how cross they looked;
nay, I verily believe Susan cried about it; and how I did
laugh !”

“ And pray,” rejoined the other boy, “should you have
laughed equally hearty if, after you had been at school
all day, and had with much difficulty just got through all
your writing and different exercises, and were going to
play, should you laugh, I say, if somebody should run
away with them all, and your master were to oblige you
to do them all over again? Tell me, William, should you
laugh, or cry and look cross?) And even that would not
be half so bad for you as it was for the servants to be
obliged to wash their clothes over again; washing is very
hard labour, and tires people sadly, and so does thresh-
ing too. It is very unkind, therefore, to give them such
unnecessary trouble, and everything that is unkind is
wicked, and I would not do it upon any account, I assure
you.” “Then I assure you,” replied William, “ you may
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then began mixing the grain and the chaff together, the
other boy strongly remonstrating against it, to which he
paid no attention; and, whilst he was so employed, two
men, Simon and John, entered the barn.

“ Why, how now, Master William,” said Simon, “ what
are you about? What business have you to be here?
You are always doing some mischief or other! I wish,
with all my heart, that you were kept chained like a dog,
and never suffered to be at liberty, for you do more harm
in an hour than a body can set right again in a month?”
William then took up hatsful of the corn and chaff, and
threw it in the two men’s faces; afterwards, taking up a
flail, he gave Simon a blow across his back, saying, at the
same time, “I will shew you the way to thresh, and se-
parate the flesh from the bones.” “Oh! will you so,
young Squire?” said John: “TI will shew you the way to
make naughty boys good.” He then left the barn, but
presently returned, accompanied by a gentleman, upon
the sight of whom William let fall the flail, which he was
till then brandishing over Simon's head, and was going
away, when the gentleman, taking hold of his hand, said,
“You do not stir from this place, Master William, nor
have one mouthful of breakfast till you have asked the
men pardon for your behaviour, and likewise sifted every
grain of corn from the chaff which you have mixed with it.
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not before, and afterwards you may spend the rest of the
day in threshing ; then you will be a better judge, my boy,
of the fatigue and labour of it, and find how you should
like, after working hard all day, to have it rendered use-
less by a mischievous boy. Remember, William, what I
have now said to you, for I do insist upon being minded,
and I promise you that if you offer to play or do anything
else to-day, you shall be punished severely.” The gentle-
man then went away. William muttered something, I
could not exactly hear what, and began to sift the corn;
and so much had he mixed together, that he did not go
in for his breakfast till after I had heard the church
clock strike one, though it was before eight when he
came into the barn. In about an hour he returned, and
the other boy with him, who addressed him, saying, “Ah!
William, you had better have taken my advice, and not
have done so; I thought what you would get by your
nice fun, as you called it. I never knew any good come
of mischief: it generally brings those who do it into dis-
grace ; or, if they should happen to escape unpunished, still
it is always attended with some inconvenience ; it is an ill-
natured disposition which can take pleasure in giving trou-
ble to any one.” “Do hold your tongue, James,” replied
William ; “TI declare I have not patience to hear you
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sober! You had better go in doors, and sew with your
mamma, for you talk just as if you were a girl, and not
in the least like a boy of spirit.” “ Like a girl!” resumed
James; “are girls, then, the only folk who have any
sense or good nature? Or what proof does it shew of
spirit to be fond of mischief, and giving people trouble?
It is like a monkey of spirit, indeed, but I cannot say
that I see either spirit or sense in making the clean
clothes fall into the dirt, or mixing the corn and chaff,
for the sake of making the poor servants do all over
again. If these things be a sign of any spirit, I am sure
it is an evil one, and not at all such as I wish to pos-
sess, though I no more want to sit still or work with a
needle than you do; but I hope there are other ways of
shewing my spirit, as you call it, than by doing mischief
and being ill-natured. I do not think my papa ever
seems to be effeminate, or want sufficient spirit; but he
would scorn to give unnecessary trouble to anybody,
and so would Thomas Vaulter, though no boy in the
world loves play better than he does; he plays at cricket
the best of any boy in the school, and I am sure none can
beat him at tennis, and as for skipping, I never saw a
boy skip so well in all my life; and I am sure he would
beat you, with all your spirit, out and out twenty times,
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atree. And yet he never gives trouble to anybody for
the sake of fun; he is one of the, best tempered boys
in the world; and, whether it be like a girl or not, he
always does what he knows to be right and kind, and if
that is being like girls, why, with all my heart: I like girls
well enough, and, if they behave well, I do not see why
you should speak so contemptuously of them. My papa
always says that he loves girls just as well as boys; and
none but foolish and naughty boys despise and teaze
them.” Just as he said these words, Simon and
John entered the barn, and, seeing William stand idle,
“Come, come, young gentleman,” said John, “ take up
your flail, and go to work, sir. To work! To work!
Night will be here presently, and you have done nothing
yet.” Presently after, the gentleman returned and en-
forced John’s advice for him to mind his work.

After Master William had continued his employment
some little time, he began to cry, saying his arms ached
ready to drop off, and his hand was so sore he could not
bear it. “Then, doubtless,” replied his father, “you
would prodigiously like, after you have been labouring
all day, to have your work to do over again for the sake
of diverting a foolish boy! But go on, William; I am
determined that you shall, for one day, know what it is
to work hard, and thereby be taught to pity and help,



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not add to the fatigue of others.” The boy then went
on with his business, though not without making great
complaints, and shedding many tears. At length, how-
ever, evening came; and the gentleman, his son, and the
two men all went away, leaving Longtail and myself to
enjoy our abundance. We passed another night in the
sweetest undisturbed repose, and in the day had nothing
to alarm our fears. In short, our situation was every
way so perfectly happy and desirable, that we thought,
although our mother had charged us not to return fre-
quently to the same place, yet she could not mean that
we should not take up our abode in a spot so secure and
comfortable. We therefore determined to continue
where we were, till we should find some cause for re-
moving. And happy had it been for us if we had kept
to this resolution, and remained contented when we had
everything requisite to make us so. Instead of which,
after we had thus, free from care, passed our time about
seven months, like fools as we were, we began to grow
weary of our retirement, and of eating nothing but the
same food, and agreed that we would again venture forth
and seek for some other lodging, at the same time resoly-
ing, in case we could find no babitation that suited us, to
return to the barn where we had enjoyed so many days
of plenty and repose.



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Accordingly, one fine moonlight Monday night, after
securing our supper on the corn, we set forth, and tra-
velled some distance without other molestation than such
as our own fears created. At length we came to a brick
house, with about five or six windows in front, and made
our way into it through a small latticed window which
gave air into the pantry; but, on our arrival here, we
had no opportunity of so much as observing what it con-
tained, for, on our slipping down, a cat instantly flew at
us, and, by the greatest good luck in the world, there
chanced to be a hole in one of the boards of the floor,
close to the spot where we stood, into which we both
were happy enough to pop before she could catch us.
Here we had time to reflect, and severely blame ourselves
for not being satisfied with our state in the barn.
“ When,” said I, addressing myself to my brother, “ when
shall we grow wise, and learn to know that certain evil
always attends every deviation from what is right? When
we disobeyed the advice of our mother, and, tempted by
cakes and other dainties, frequently returned to the same
dangerous place, how severely did we suffer for it! And
now, by our own discontent, and not being satisfied when
so safely though more humbly lodged, into what trouble
have we not plunged ourselves? How securely have we
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happily might we still have continued there, had it not
been for our restless dispositions? Ah! my brother, we
have acted foolishly. We ought to have been contented
when we were at peace, and should have considered that
if we had not everything we could wish for, we had
everything that was necessary; and the life of a mouse
was never designed for perfect happiness. Such enjoy-
ment was never intended for our lot; it is the portion
only of beings whose capacities are far superior to ours.
We ought, then, to have been contented, and, had we
been so, we should have been as happy as our state of life
can admit of.” “What you say is certainly very true,”
replied Longtail, “and I sincerely wish that we had
thought of these things before. But what must we now
do? We said we would return to the barn in case of
difficulties; but that is now impossible, for, if we attempt
to retreat, the cat which drove us in here will certainly
destroy us; and yet in proceeding, what difficulties must
we encounter, what dangers may we not run? Oh! my
beloved Nimble,” continued he, “ what a life of hazard is
ours! To what innumerable accidents are we hourly ex-
posed! And how is every meal that we eat at the risk
of our very existence !”

“Tt undoubtedly is,” replied I; “but, with all its
troubles, we still are very desirous of preserving it. Let



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us not, then, my brother, indulge our hearts with mur-
muring and finding fault with that life, which, notwith-
standing all its evils, we value so highly. Rather let us
endeavour to learn experience, and, by conducting our-
selves better, escape many of those troubles which we now
suffer.” $o saying, I advised him to follow me. “ For,”
added I, “it is impossible for us to exist in the place
we are at present; we must, therefore, strive to work our
way into some other house or apartment, where we can
at least find some food.” To this Longtail agreed; and
the rest of the night, and all the next day, we spent in
nibbling and finding our way into a closet in the house,
which richly repaid us for all our toil, as it contained
sugar-plums, rice, millet, various kinds of sweetmeats,
and, what we liked better than all the rest, a paper of
nice macaroons. On these we feasted most deliciously
till our hunger was fully satisfied; and then creeping
into a little hole, just big enough to contain us both, be-
hind one of the jars of sweetmeats, we reposed ourselves
with a nap, after the various and great fatigues which
we had gone through. I never was a remarkably sound
sleeper, the least noise disturbs me; and I was awakened
in the morning by the servant-maid coming into the
room to sweep it, and get it ready for the reception of
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wanted to know from whom the voices I heard proceeded,

stepped softly from behind the jar, and just peeped
under the door into the room, where I discovered a gen-
tleman, two ladies, and a little boy and girl.

As I was totally unacquainted with all places of re-
treat, and did not know how soon any of them might
have occasion to open the closet door, I instantly re-
turned to my brother, and, awaking him, told him it
was time for us to be upon our guard, as the family were
all up and about.

Whilst we were thus situated, the first words I heard
distinctly were those of the gentleman, saying, “No,
Francis, I can never have a good opinion of him; the
boy who could once deceive, may, for aught I know, do
so again; he has, by breaking his word, forfeited the only
dependence one could possibly have in him. A person
who has once lost his honour, has no means left of gain-
ing credit to his assertions. By honour, Francis, I
would be understood to speak of veracity, of virtue, of
scorning to commit a mean action, not in that brutish
sense in which some understand it, as if it consisted in a
readiness to fight and resent an injury, for so far am I
from considering such behaviour as any proof of honour,
that, on the contrary, I look upon it as a sure sign of want
of proper spirit and true honour. Fools, bullies, and even



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cowards may fight, whereas none but men of sense, and
resolution, and true magnanimity, know how to pardon
and despise an insult.” “ But, indeed, sir,” replied the
boy, “at school, if one did not fight, they would so laugh
at one, there would be no such thing as bearing it.” “And
for that very reason it is, my dear, that I say to pass by
and pardon an insult requires more resolution and courage
than mere fighting does. When I wish you to avoid
quarrelling and fighting, I by no means want you to be-
come a coward, for I as much abhor a dastardly spirit as
any boy in your school can possibly do; but I would
wish you to convince them that you merit not that appel-
lation, by shewing, through the whole of your behaviour,
a resolution which despises accidental pain, and avoids
avenging an affront for no other reason than because you
are convinced it shews a much nobler spirit to pardon
than to resent. And you may be assured, my dear, few
are the days that pass without affording us some oppor-
tunity of exerting our patience, and shewing, that, al-
though we disdain quarrelling, still we are far from being
cowards.

“T remember, when I was at school, there was one boy
who, from his first coming, declined upon all occasions
engaging in any battle ; he even gave up many of his just
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gaining (as it justly deserved) the approbation of his com-
panions, drew upon him the insult and abuse of the whole
school, and they were perpetually teazing him with the
opprobrious title of coward. For some time he bore it
with great good humour, and endeavoured to laugh it off,
but, finding this had no effect, he one day thus addressed
us :—‘If you suppose that I like to be called a coward,
you are all very much mistaken, or, if you think me one,
T assure you that you are not less so, for no boy in the
school should, if put to the trial, shew greater resolution
than myself. Indeed I think it no small proof of pa-
tience that I have borne your repeated insults so long,
when I could, by behaving more like a savage beast, and
less like a reasonable creature, have established my char-
acter at once; but I abhor quarrelling; my soul detests
to treat my fellow creatures as if they were brutes, from
whose fangs I must defend myself ; but, if nothing else
than fighting will convince you that I possess not less
courage than yourselves, I will now offer, in cold blood,
to engage with the biggest boy in the school. IfJ should
conquer him, it will be a sign that I know how to de-
fend myself, and if he should conquer me, I will, by my
behaviour, give a proof that I am not wanting in resolu-
tion to suffer pain, although I never will so far demean
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to fight upon every trifling disagreement or insult.’ No
sooner had he uttered these words, than every boy pre-
sent was loud either in his commendation or condemna-
tion. One quarter of them, convinced of the justness of
his arguments, highly extolled his forbearance; whilst
the other three parts, with still greater noise, only called
him a bully and a mean-spirited coward, who dared not
fight, and for that reason made such a fine speech, hoping
to intimidate them. ‘Well, then,’ said he, ‘if such be
your opinion, why will none of you accept my offer?
You surely cannot be afraid; you who are such brave fel-
lows, of such true courage, and such noble spirits, cannot
be afraid of a coward and a bully! Why, therefore, does
not one of you step forward, and put my fine speech to
the test? Otherwise, after I have thus challenged you
all, I hope none for the future will think they have any
right to call me coward, though I again declare my fixed
resolution against fighting.’

“ Just as he said this, a voice calling for help was heard
from a lane adjoining to the play-ground. Immediately
we all flocked to the side nearest to whence it proceeded,
and clambering upon benches, watering-pots, or whatever
came first in our way, peeped over the wall, where we
discovered two well-grown lads, about seventeen or
eighteen, stripping a little boy of his clothes, and beat-

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ing him for his outeries in a most cruel manner; and, at
a little distance farther down the lane, sat a company of
gypsies, to whom the two lads evidently belonged. At
the sight of this we were all much distressed, and wished
to relieve the boy, though, discovering so large a party,
we were too much afraid to venture, till Tomkins (the
boy I before spoke about) instantly jumped from the
wall, and, only saying, ‘Has nobody courage to follow
me?!’ ran toward them as fast as possible, and, with un-
common strength and agility, placed himself between
them and the boy, and began defending himself in the
best manner he could, which he did for some time with
great dexterity, none of his fighting schoolfellows having
courage to go to his assistance. At length, however,
seeing it impossible for him to stand out any longer
against two so much stronger than himself, the boys
agreed to secure themselves by numbers, and to sally forth
to his assistance all together. This scheme succceded,
and very shortly rescued Tomkins from his antagonists.
He thanked them for their assistance, saying, ‘I hope
you will no longer doubt my courage, or my abilities to
fight, when it is necessary, or in a good cause.’ After
so signal a proof of his valour, his greatest enemies could
no longer doubt it; and, without ever engaging in fool-
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as any boy, and his magnanimity was never again called
in question.”

As the gentleman stopped speaking, the little girl
called out, “Oh, papa, the coach is at the door.” “Is it,
my dear?” returned the father. “ Well, then, stop, my
love,” said one of the ladies, “I have got a few cakes for
you; stay, and take them before you go.” She then un-
locked the closet where we were, and took down the pa-
per of macaroons, among which we had so comfortably
regaled ourselves, when, observing the hole in the paper
through which we had entered, “ O dear!” she exclaimed,
“the mice have actually got into my cupboard. I will
move all the things out this very morning, and lock the
cat up in it, for I shall be undone if the mice once get
footing here; they will soon spoil all my stores, and that
will never do.” She then kissed both the children, and,
giving them the cakes, they, the gentleman, and the other
lady, all departed ; and she instantly began to move the
boxes and jars from the closet, whilst we, terrified almost
out of our wits, sat trembling behind one of them, not dar-
ing to stir, yet dreading the cat’s approach every moment.

We were soon, however, obliged to move our quarters,
for the lady, taking down the very jar which concealed us,
we were forced (without knowing where we were) to jump
down instantly. In vain we sought all round the room

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for some avenue whereat we might escape ; the apartment
was too well fitted up to admit the smallest crack, and
we must then certainly have been destroyed, had we not,
with uncommon presence of mind, run up the back of
the lady’s gown, by which means she lost sight of us, and
gave us an opportunity to make our escape as she opened
the door to order the cat to be brought in. We seized
the lucky moment, and, dropping from her gown, fled
with the utmost haste out at the house-door, which hap-
pened to be wide open, and I, without once looking be-
hind me, ran on till I discovered a little crack in the
rick wall, which I entered, and which, after many turn-
ings and windings, brought me to this house, where I
have now continued skulking about in its different apart-
ments for above a month, during which time I have not
heard the least tidings of my beloved brother Longtail.
Whether, therefore, any mischief befel him as he followed
me, or whether he entered the crack with me, and then
lost sight of me, I know not; but in vain have I sought
him every day since my arrival within these walls; and
so anxious am I to learn what has become of him, that I
am now come forth, contrary to my nature, to engage
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At this moment the door of my room opened, and my
servant coming hastily in, the Mouse jumped from my
table, and precipitately retreated to the same hole from
whence it had first addressed me; and though I have
several times peeped into it, and even laid little bits of
cake to entice it back again, yet have I never been able
to see it anywhere since. Should either that or any
other ever again favour me so far with its confidence, as
to instruct me with its history, I will certainly communi-
cate it with all possible speed to my little readers, who,
T hope, have been wise enough to attend to the advice
given them in the preceding pages, although it was deli-
vered to them by one as insignificant as a Mouse.






Part the Second.

INTRODUCTION.

It is now some months since I took leave of my little read-
ers, promising, in case I should ever hear any farther tid-
ings of either Nimble or Longtail, I would certainly commu-
~ nicate it to them; and, as I think it extremely wrong not to
fulfil any engagement we enter into, I look upon myself
bound to give them all the information I have since gained,
relating to those two little animals; and I doubt not but
they will be glad to hear what happened to them, after
Nimble was frightened from my writing-table by the entrance
of my servant. If I recollect right, I have already told you
that I frequently peeped into the hole in the skirting-board,
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back, but all to no purpose: and I had quite given over all
hopes of ever again seeing him, when one day, as I was put-
ting my hand into a large jar, which had some Turkey figs
in it, I felt something soft at the bottom, and, taking it out,
found it to be a poor little mouse, not quite dead, but so
starved and weak, that upon my placing it upon the table,
it had not strength sufficient to get from me. A little boy
happened to be standing by me, who, upon the sight of the
mouse, began to beg me te give i to the cat, or kill it, “ For
I don’t like mice,” said he; “pray Ma’am, put it away.”
“Not like mice !” replied I; “ what can be your objection
to such a little soft creature as this?” And taking advan-
tage of its weakness, I picked it up, and held it in the palm
of one hand, whilst I stroked it with the fingers of my right.
“ Poor little mouse!” said I, “who can be afraid of such
a little object as this? Do you not feel ashamed of yourself,
Joseph, to fear such a little creature as this? Only look at
it: observe how small it is: and then consider your own size,
and surely, my dear, you will blush to’ think of being no
more of a man than to feara mouse? Look at me, Joseph,”
continued I; “see, I will kiss it; Iam not at all afraid that
it will hurt me.” When lifting it up towards my face, I

heard it say, in the faintest voice possible: “Do you not



INTRODUCTION. 71

know me?” I instantly recollected my little friend Nimble,
and rejoiced at so unexpectedly finding him. ‘“ What, is it
you, little Nimble,” exclaimed I, “that I again behold? Be-
lieve me, I am heartily rejoiced once more to find you; but
tell me, where have you been, what have you done, whom
have you seen, and what have you learfed since you last left
me?” “Oh!” replied he, in a voice so low I could scarcely
hear him, “TI have seen many things; but I am so faint and
weak for want of food and fresh air, that I doubt I shall
never live to tell you: but, for pity’s sake, have compassion
o1 me; either put me out of my present misery, by instantly
killing me, or else give me something to eat; for, if you
knew my sufferings, I am sure it would grieve your heart.”
“ Kill you!” returned I; “no, that I will not; on the con-
trary, I will try by every method to restore you to health,
and all the happiness a Mouse is capable of feeling.” I then
instantly sent for some bread, and had the satisfaction of
seeing him eat very heartily of it; after which he seemed
much refreshed, and began to move about a little more suit-
able to his name; for, in truth, when I first found him, no
living creature in the world could appear less deserving of
the appellation of Nimble. I then fetched him a little milk,

and gave him a lump of sugar to nibble; after eating of



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which he begged to retire into some safe little hole to take
a nap, from whence he promised to return as soon as he
should wake; and accordingly, in about an hour, he again

appeared on my table, and began as follows:—



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LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS

OF

@ Powe.

[ was frightened away from you just as I was going to
implore your compassion for any unfortunate Mouse that
might happen to fall within your power, lest you should
destroy my dear and only surviving brother Longtail ;
but somebody, entering the room, prevented me; and
after I had regained my hiding-place, I resolved to quit
the house, and once more set out in search of my beloved
brother. Accordingly,-with great difficulty I made my
way out of the house; but my distress was much increased
upon finding the snow so deep upon the ground, that it
was impossible for me to attempt to stir; as, upon step-
ping one foot out to try, 1 found it far too deep for me
to fathom the bottom. This greatly distressed me.
“Alas!” said I to myself, “what shall I do now! To
proceed is impossible; and to return is very melancholy,
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was interrupted in the midst of these reflections by the
appearance of two cats, who came running with such
violence as to pass by without observing me; however,
it put me in such consternation, that, regardless of whi-
ther I went, I sprang forward, and sank so deep in the
snow, that I must inevitably soon have perished, had not
a boy come to the very place where I was, to gather snow
for making snow-balls to throw at his companions. Hap-
pily for me, he took me up in his hand, in the midst of
the snow, which not less alarmed me, when I considered
the sufferings I had before endured, and the cruel death
of my brother Brighteyes, from the hands of boys. “Oh!”
thought I to myself, “what new tortures shall I now
experience? Better had I perished in the cold show,
than be spared only to be tormented by the cruel hands
of unthinking children.”

Searcely had I made this reflection, when the boy
called out, upon seeing me move, “ Lud! what have I
got here!” at the same instant tossing the handful of
snow from him in a violent hurry, without attempting to
press it intoa ball. Over I turned, head and heels, won-
dering what farther would be my fate, when I fell un-
hurt upon some hay, which was laid in the yard to fodder
the cows and horses. Here I lay some time, so fright-
ened by my adventure as to be unable to move, and my
little heart beat as if it would baye burst its way through



OF A MOUSE, 75

my breast: nor were my apprehensions at all diminished
by the approach of a man, who gathered the hay up in
his arms, and carried it (with me in the midst of it) into
the stable; where, after littering down the horses, he left
me once more to my own reflections.

After he had been gone some time, and all things were
quiet, I hegan to look about me, and soon found my way
into a corn-bin, where I made a most delicious supper,
and slept free from any disturbance till the morning,
when, fearing I might be discovered, in case he should
want any of the oats for his horses, I returned by the
same place I had entered, and hid myself in one corner
of the hay-loft, where I passed the whole of the day more
free from alarm than often falls to the lot of any of my
species; and, in the evening, again returned to regale
myself with corn, as T had done the night before. The
great abundance with which I was surrounded, strongly
tempted me to continue where I was ; but then the
thoughts of my absent brother embittered all my peace,
and the advice of my mother came so much across my
mind, that I determined before the next morning I would
again venture forth and seek my fortune and my brother.
Accordingly, after having eaten a very hearty meal, I left
the bin, and was attempting to get out of the stable,
when one of the horses, being taken suddenly ill, made

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alarm the family; and the coachman, entering with a
lantern in his hand, put me into such a consternation,
that I ran for shelter into the pocket of a great-coat,
which hung upon a peg next the harness of the horses.
Here I lay snug for some hours, not daring to stir, as I
smelt the footsteps of a cat frequently pass by, and heard
the coachman extol her good qualities to a man who ac-
companied him to the stable, saying she was the best
mouser in the kingdom. “I do not believe,” added he,
“T have a mouse in the stable or loft, she keeps so good
a look out. For the last two days, I have lent her to the
cook, to put into her pantry; but I have got her back
again, and would not part with her for a crown; no, not
for the best silver crown that ever was coined in the
Tower.” Then, through a little moth hole in the lining
of the coat, I saw him lift her up, stroke her, and put her
upon the back of one of the horses, where she stretched
herself out, and went to sleep.

In this situation I did not dare to stir. I had too
often seen how eager cats are to watch mice, to venture
out of the pocket whilst she was so near me, especially
as I did not at all know the holes or cracks round the
stable, and should, therefore, had she jumped down, have
been at a loss whither to run. So I determined to con-
tinue where I was, either till hunger should force me out,
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escaping. But scarcely had I taken up this resolution,
than the coachman again entered, and, suddenly taking
the coat from the peg, put it on, and marched out, with
me in his pocket.

It is utterly impossible to describe my fear and con-
sternation at this event. To jump out whilst in the
stable would have exposed me to the jaws of the cat,
and to attempt it when out of doors was but again sub-
jecting myself to be frozen to death, for the snow con-
tinued still on the ground ; yet, to stay in his pocket was
running the chance of suffering a still more dreadful death
by the barbarous hands of man, and nothing did I expect,
in case he should find me, but either to be tortured like
Softdown, or given to be the sport of his favourite cat—
a fate almost as much to be dreaded as the other. How-
ever, it was soon put out of my power to determine; for
whilst I was debating in my own mind what course I had
better take, he mounted the coach-box and drove away
with me in his pocket, till he came to a large house,
about a mile distant from this place, where he put down
the company he had in the coach, and then drove into
the yard. But he had not been there many moments,
before the coachman of the family he was come to invited
him into the kitchen to warm himself, drink a mug of ale,
and eat a mouthful of cold meat. As soon as he entered,
and had paid the proper compliments to the Mrs. Betties



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and Maries at the place, he pulled off his great-coat and
hung it across the back of his chair. T instantly seized
the opportunity, and, whilst they were all busy assembling
round the luncheon table, made my escape, and ran un-
der a cupboard door close to the chimney, where I had
an opportunity of seeing and hearing all that passed, part
of which conversation I will relate to you.

“Well, Mr. John,” said a footman, addressing himself
to the man whose pocket I had just left, “how fare you?
Are you pretty hearty? You look well, I am sure.”
“ Ay, and so I am,” replied he: “I never was better in
all my life. I live comfortably, have a good master and
mistress, eat and drink bravely, and what can a man
wish for more? For my part, I am quite contented;
and if I do but continue to enjoy my health, I am sure I
shall be very ungrateful not to be so.” « That’s true,”
said the other; “ but the misfortune of it is, people never
know when they are well off, but are apt to fret and wish,
and wish and fret, for something or other all their lives,
and so never have any enjoyment. Now, for my own
part, T must needs confess, that I cannot help wishing I
was a gentleman, and think I should be a deal happier
if I were.” “ Pshaw!” replied John, “I don’t like now
to hear a man say so; it looks as if you were diseon-
tented with the state in which you are placed; and, de-
pend upon it, you are in the one that is fittest for you,



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or you would not have been put into it. Andas for be-
ing happier if you were a gentleman, I don’t know what
to say to that. To be sure, to have a little more money
in one’s pocket, nobody can deny that it would be very
agreeable; and to be at liberty to come in and go out
when one pleased, to be sure, would be very comfortable,
But still, Robert, still you may assure yourself, that no
state in this world is free from care 3 and if we were
turned into lords, we should find many causes for uneasi-
ness. So here’s your good health,” said he, lifting the
mug to his mouth, “ wishing, my lad, you may be con-
tented, cheerful, and good-humoured ; for without these
three requisites—content, cheerfulness, and good humour,
nO one person upon earth, rich or poor, old or young,
can ever feel comfortable or happy; and so here’s to you,
T say.” “And here’s the same good wishes to you,”
said a clean, decent-looking woman servant, who took up
the mug upon John’s putting it down. « Content, cheer-
fulness, and good humour, I think, was the toast.” Then
wiping her mouth, as she began her speech, she added,
“and an excellent one it is 3 I wish all folks would mind
it, and endeavour to acquire three such good qualifica-
tions.” “T am sure,” rejoined another female servant,
whose name I heard was Sarah, “I wish so too 3 at least,
I wish Miss Mary would try to gain a little more of the

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good humour, for I never came near such a cross crab in
my life as it is. I declare I hate the sight of the girl;
she is such a proud little minx, she would not vouchsafe
to speak to a poor servant for the world ; as ifshe thought,
because we are poorer, we were therefore not of the same
nature. Her sisters, I think, are worth ten of her, they
always reply so civilly if a body speaks to them, and say,
‘Yes, if you please, Sarah,’ or, ‘No, thank you, Robert,
or ‘I should be obliged to you if you would do so and
so, Ellen ;’ and not plain ‘Yes,’ or ‘No,’ as she does, and
well too if you can get even that from her, for sometimes,
I declare, she will not deign to give one any answer at
all.” “Ay, that is a sure thing she won't,” replied the
maid servant who first drank. “It is a sad thing she
should behave so. I can’t think, for my part, where she
learns it. I am sure neither her papa nor mamma set
her the example of it, for they always speak as pretty and
as kind as it is possible to do; and I have heard, with
my own ears, my mistress tell her of it twenty and twenty
times, but she will do so. I am sure it is a sad thing
that she should, for she will always make people dislike
her. Iam sure, if young gentlemen and ladies did but
know how it makes people love them to speak civilly
and kind, they would take great care Pot to behave like
Miss Mary. Do you know, the other day, when Mrs.
Lime’s servant brought litt}g Miss Margaret to see my mis-



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tress, as she went away, she made a curtsey to Miss Mary,
and said, ‘Good morning to you, Miss.’ And, would you
think it, the child stood like a stake, and never returned
it so much as by a nod of the head, nor did she open her
lips. I saw by her looks the servant took notice of it,
and, I am sure, I have such a regard for the family, that
I felt quite ashamed of her behaviour.” « Oh! she
served me worse than that,” resumed Sarah 3 “for, would
you believe it, the other day I begged her to be so kind
as to let her mamma know I wanted to speak with her ;
and I did not choose to go into the room myself, because
I was dirty, and there was company there; but for all
I desired her over and over only just to step in (and she
was at play close to the door), yet, could you suppose it
possible, she was ill-natured enough to refuse me, and
would not do it at last.” « Well, if ever I heard the like
of that!” exclaimed John, whose pocket I had been in ;
“T think that was being cross indeed; and if a child of
mine were to behave in that surly manner, I would whip
it to death almost. I abominate such unkind doings ;
let every one, I say, do as they like to be done by, and
that is the only way to be happy, and the only way to
deserve to be so; for if folks will not try to be kind, and
oblige others, why should any body try to please them?

And if Miss Mary were my girl, and chose to behave rude
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and cross to the servants, if I were her papa, I would
order them to refuse doing anything for her. I would
soon humble her pride, I warrant you; for nobody should
make her puddings, or cut her bread, or do anything for
her, till she learned to be kind, and civil, and thankful
too, for all that was done for her. I have no notion, for
my part, of a child giving herself such airs for nothing ;
and, because her parents happen to have a little more
money in their pockets, for that reason to think she may
be rude to poor folks; but though servants are poor, still
surely they are richer than she is: I should like to ask
her how much she has got, and which way she came by
it? A child, I am sure, is no richer than a beggar; for
they have not a farthing that is not given them through
mere bounty ; whereas, a servant who works for his living,
has a right and just claim to his wages, and may truly
call them his own; but a child has not one farthing that
is not its parents’. So here’s my service to you, Miss,”
said he, (again lifting the ale-mug to his mouth,) “and,
wishing her a speedy reformation of manners, I drink
to her very good health.”

John drank to the bottom of the mug; and then shak-
ing the last drop into the ashes under the grate, he told
the following story, as he sat swinging the mug by its
handle across his two fore-fingers, which he had joined
for that purpose.



OF A MOUSE. 83

“ When my father was a young man, he lived at one
Mr. Speedgo’s, as upper footman ; they were vastly rich.
Mr. Speedgo was a merchant, and by good luck he
gathered gold as fast as his neighbours would pick up
stones (as a body may say). So they kept two or three
carriages ; there was a coach, and a chariot, and a phaeton,
and I can’t tell what besides, and a power of servants,
you may well suppose, to attend them all; and very well
they lived, with plenty of victuals and drink. But, though
they wanted for nothing, still they never much loved either
their master or mistress, they used to give their orders in
so haughty and imperious a manner; and, if asked a civil
question, would answer so shortly, as if they thought
their servants not worthy of their notice: so that, in short,
no one loved them, nor their children either, for they
brought them up just like themselves, to despise every
one poorer than they were, and to speak as cross to their
servants, as if they had been so many adders they were
afraid would bite them.

“T have heard my father say, that, if Master Speedgo
wanted his horse to be got ready, he would say, ‘Saddle
my horse!’ in such a displeasing manner as made it quite
a burthen to do anything for him. Or if the young ladies
wanted a piece of bread and butter, or cake, they would
say, ‘ Give me a bit of cake;’ or, if they added the word
‘pray’ to it, they spoke in such a grumpy way, as plainly



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shewed they thought themselves a great deal better than
their servants; forgetting that an honest servant is just
as worthy a member of society as his master; and, whilst
he behaves well, as much deserving of civility as anybody,
But to go on with my story. [have already told you Mr.
Speedgo was very rich and very proud; nor would he, on
any account, suffer any one to visit at his house whom
he thought below him, as he called it; or at least, if he
did, he always took care to behave to them in such a
manner as plainly to let them know he thought he shew-
ed a mighty favour in conversing with them.

“ Among the rest of the servants, there was one Mary
Mount, as good-hearted a girl, my father said, as ever
lived. She had never received much education, because
her parents could not afford to give her any; and she
learned to read after she was at Mr. Speedgo’s from one
of the housemaids, who was kind enough to teach her a
little; but, you may suppose, from such sort of teaching,
she was no very good scholar. However, she read well
enough to be able to make out some chapters in the Bi-
ble; and an excellent use she made of them, carefully ful-
filling every duty she there found recommended as neces-
sary for a Christian to practise. She used often to say
she was perfectly contented in her station, and only wish-
ed for more money that she might have it in her power
todo more good. And sometimes, when she was dress-



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ing and attending the young ladies of the family, she
would advise them to behave prettier than they did, tell-
ing them, that, by kindness and civility, they would be
so far from losing respect, that, on the contrary, they
would much gain it. ‘ For we cannot, she would very
truly say, ‘ have any respect for those people who seem
to forget their human nature, and behave as if they
thought themselves superior to the rest of their fellow
creatures. Young ladies and gentlemen have no occasion
to make themselves very intimate or familiar with their
servants; but everybody ought to speak civilly and good-
humouredly, let it be to whom it may; and if I were a la-
dy, I should make it a point never to look crossly or
speak gruffly to the poor, for fear they should think I had
forgotten I was of the same human nature as they were.’
By hints of this kind, which every now and then she
would give to the misses, they were prodigiously offend-
ed, and complained of her insolence, as they called it, to
their mamma, who very wrongly, instead of teaching
them to behave better, joined with them in blaming Mary
for her freedom; and, to shew her displeasure at her con-
duct, she would put on a still haughtier air, whenever she
spoke to her, than she did to any other of the servants.
Mary, however, continued to behave extremely well; and
often very seriously lamented in the kitchen the wrong
behaviour of the family, ‘I don't mind it, she would



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say, ‘ for my own part; I know I do my duty; and their
cross looks and proud behaviour can do me no real harm;
but I cannot help grieving for their sakes; it distresses
me to think that people, who ought to know better,
should, by their ill conduct, make themselves so many
enemies, when they could so easily gain friends. I am
astonished how anybody can act so foolishly.’

“Tn this sensible manner she would frequently talk
about the sin as well as the folly of pride. And, one day,
as she was talking to her fellow-servants, rather louder
than in prudence she ought to have done, her two young
ladies overheard her; and the next time she went to dress
them, they inquired what it was she had been saying to
the other servants. ‘ Indeed, ladies,’ said she, ‘ I hope
you will excuse my telling you. I think, if you give
yourselves time to reflect a little, you will not insist up-
on knowing, as it is beneath such rich ladies as you are,
to concern yourselves with what poor servants talk about.’
This answer did not, however, satisfy them, and they
positively commanded her to let them know. Mary was
by far too good a woman to attempt to deceive any one;
she therefore replied, ‘ If, ladies, you insist upon know-
ing what I said, I hope you will not take anything amiss
that I may tell you, thus compelled as I am by your
commands. You must know, then, Miss Eliza and Miss
Rachel, that I was saying how sad a thing it is for people



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to be proud because they are rich; or to fancy, because
they happen to have a little more money, that for that
reason they are better than their servants, when in reality
the whole that makes one person better than another is,
having superior virtues, being kinder and more good-
natured, and readier to assist and serve their fellow-crea-
tures; these are the qualifications, I was saying, that
make people beloved, and not being possessed of money.
Money may, indeed, enable its possessors to procure ser-
yants to do their business for them; but it is not in the
power of all the riches in the world to purchase the love
and esteem of any one. What a sad thing then it is,
when gentlefolks behave so as to make themselves de-
spised; and that will ever be the case with all those who,
like (excuse me, ladies, you insisted upon my telling you
what I said) Miss Eliza, and Miss Rachel, and Master
James, shew such contempt to all their inferiors. No-
body could wish children of their fortunes to make them-
selves too free, or to play with their servants; but if they
were little kings and queens, still they ought to speak
kind and civil to every one. Indeed our King and Queen
would scorn to behave like the children of this family, and
if, She was going on, but they stopped her, say-
ing, ‘If you say another word, we will push you out of
the room this moment, you rude, bold, insolent woman;



you ought to be ashamed of speaking so disrespectfully



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of your betters; but we will tell our mamma, that we will,
and she won't suffer you to allow your tongue such liber-
ties.’ ‘If, replied Mary, ‘Ihave offended you, I am
sorry for it, and beg your pardon, ladies. I am sure, I
had no wish to do so; and you should remember that you
hoth insisted upon my telling you what I had been say-
ing.’ ‘So we did,’ said they; ‘but you had no business
to say it at all; and we promise you our mamma shall
know it.’

“ In this manner they went on for some time; but, to
make short of my story, they represented the matter in
such a manner to their mother, that she dismissed Mary
from her service, with a strict charge never to visit the
house again, ‘ For, said Mrs. Speedgo, ‘no servant
who behaves as you have done, shall ever enter my doors
again, or eat another mouthful in my house.’ Mary had
no desire so suddenly to quit her place; but as her con-
science perfectly acquitted her of any wilful crime, after
receiving her wages, respectfully wishing all the family
their health, and taking a friendly leave of her fellow-ser-
vants, she left the house, and soon engaged herself as
dairymaid in a farmer's family, about three miles off, in
which place she behaved so extremely well, and so much
to the satisfaction of her master and mistress, that, after
she had lived there a little more than two years, she was
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son, a sober, worthy young man, to whom his father gave
a fortune not much less than three thousand pounds, with
which he bought and stocked a very pretty farm in Som-
ersetshire, where they lived as happy as virtue and afflu-
ence could make them. By industry and care, they pros-
pered beyond their utmost expectations, and by their
prudence and good behaviour gained the esteem and love
of all who knew them.

“To their servants (for they soon acquired riches
enough to keep three or four, I mean household ones, be-
sides the number that were employed in the farming bu-
siness) they behaved with such kindness and civility, that
had they even given less wages than their neighbours,
they would never have been in want of any, every one
being desirous of getting into a family where they were
treated with such kindness and condescension.

“In this happy manner they continued to live for
many years, bringing up a large family of children to im-
itate their virtues. But one great mortification they were
obliged to submit to, which was that of putting their chil-
dren very early to a boarding-school, a circumstance
which the want of education in Mrs., and indeed I may
add, Mr. Flail, rendered absolutely necessary.

“ But I am afraid, Mrs. Sarah and Mrs. Ellen, you
will be tired, as I have but half done my story; but I
will endeavour to make short work of it, though, indeed,



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it deserves to be noticed, for it will teach one a great deal,
and convince one how little the world’s riches are to be
depended on.

“T have said, you know, that Mr. Speedgo was a mer-
chant, and a very rich one, too. It is unknown what
vast sums of money he used to spend! when,—would
you think it?—either through spending it too fast, or some
losses he met with in trade, he broke all to nothing, and
had not a farthing to pay his creditors. I forget how
many thousand pounds he owed; but it was a vast great
many. Well, this, you may be sure, was a great morti-
fication to them; they begged for mercy from their cre-
ditors; but as, in their prosperity, they had never shewn
much mercy themselves to those they thought beneath
them, so now they met with very little from others: the
poor saying they deserved it for their pride; the rich con-
demning them for their presumption, in trying to vie
with those of superior birth; and those who had been less
successful in business, blaming them for their extrava-
gance, which, they said, had justly brought on them their
misfortunes.

“Tn this distress, in vain it was they applied for assist-
ance to those whom they had esteemed their friends; for,
as they had never been careful to form their connections
with people of real merit, only seeking to be acquainted
with such as were rich and prosperous, so now, when they



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could no longer return their civilities, they found none
ready to shew them any; but every one seemed anxious
to keep from them as much as possible. Thus distressed,
and finding no one willing to help them, the young squire,
Master James, was obliged to go tosea; while Miss Eliza
and Miss Rachel were even forced to try to get their liv-
ing by service, a way of life they were both ill qualified
to undertake, for they had always so accustomed them-
selves to be waited on and attended, that they scarcely
knew how to help themselves, much less how to work for
others; the consequence of which was, they gave so lit-
tle satisfaction to their employers, that they staid but a
short time in a place; and from so frequently changing,
no family, that wished to be well settled, would admit
them; for they thought it impossible they could be good
servants whom no one thought worthy of keeping.

“ Tt is impossible to describe the many and great mor-
tifications those two young ladies met with. They now
frequently recollected the words of Mary Mount, and ear-
nestly wished they had attended to them whilst it was in
their power, as, by so doing, they would have secured to
themselves friends. And they very forcibly found, that,
although they were poor and servants, yet they were as
sensible of kind treatment and civility as if they had
been richer,

After they had been for some years changing from



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place to place, always obliged to put up with very low
wages, on account of their being so ill qualified as ser-
vants, it happened that Miss Eliza got into service at
Watchet, a place about three miles distant from Mr. Flail’s
farm. Here she had a violent fit of illness, and not hav-
ing been long enough in the family to engage their gen-
erosity to keep her, she was dismissed on account of her
ill health rendering her wholly incapable of doing the
business for which she had been hired. She then, with
the very little money she had, procured a lodging in a
miserable little dirty cottage; but, through weakness, be-
ing unable to work, she soon exhausted her stock, and
was even obliged to quit this habitation, bad as it was,
and for some days supported herself wholly by begging
from door to door, often meeting with very unkind lan-
guage for soidle an employment; some people telling her
to go to her parish, when, alas! her parish was many miles
distant, and she, poor creature, had no means of getting
there.

“ At last she wandered, in this distressful situation, to
the house of Mr. Flail, and walked into the farm-yard,
just at the time the cows were being milked. She, who
for a long time had tasted nothing but bits of broken
bread, and had no drink besides the water she had scoop-
ed up in her hands, looked at the fresh milk with a most
wishful eye; and, going to the women who were milking,



OF A MOUSE. 93

she besought them, in a moving manner, to give her a
draught, as she was almost ready to perish.‘ For pity’s
sake, said she, ‘have compassion upon a poor wretch,
dying with sickness, hunger, and thirst. It is a long
time since I tasted a mouthful of wholesome victuals ; my
lips are now almost parched with thirst, and I am so faint
for want, that I can scarcely stand; my sufferings are very
great indeed, it would melt a heart of stone to hear the
story of my woes. Oh! have pity upon a fellow-creature,
then, and give me one draught of that milk, which can
never be missed out of so great a quantity as you have
there, and may you never, never, know what it is to suffer
as I now do!’ To this piteous request she received for
answer the common one of ‘ Go about your business; we
have nothing for you, so don’t come here.’ ‘We should
have enough to do, indeed,’ said one of the milkers, ‘ if
we were to give to every idle beggar who would like a
draught of this delicious milk! But no, indeed, we shall
not give you a drop! So, go about your business, and
don’t come plaguing us here.’ Mrs. Flail, who happened
to be in the yard with one of her children, who was feed-
ing the chickens, overheard enough of this to make her
come forward and inquire what was the matter. ‘ Nothing,
ma'am,’ replied the milkmaid, ‘ only I was sending away
this nasty dirty creature, who was so bold as to come ask-
ing for milk, indeed! But beggars grow so impudent



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now-a-days, there never was the like of it.’ ‘Oh fie!’ re-
turned Mrs. Flail, shocked at her inhuman way of speak-
ing, ‘ fie upon you, to speak in so unkind a manner of a
poor creature in distress.’ Then turning to the beggar,
she inquired what she wanted, in so mild a tone of voice
that it encouraged her to speak and tell her distress.

“ Mrs. Flail listened with the greatest attention, and
could not help being struck with her speech and appear-
ance ; for, though she was clothed in rags (having parted
with all her better clothes to pay for lodging and food),
still there was a something in her language and manner
which discovered that she was no common beggar. Eliza
had stood all the time with her eyes fixed upon the ground,
scarcely once lifting them to look at the face of Mrs. Flail ;
and shewas so changed herself by her troubles and sickness,
that it was impossible for any one, who had ever seen Miss
Speedgo, to recollect her in her present miserable state.
Mrs. Flail, however, wanted no farther inducement to re-
lieve her than to hear she was in want, ‘ Every fellow-
creature in distress,’ she used to say, ‘was a proper object
of her bounty; and, whilst she was blessed with plenty,
she thought it her duty to relieve, as far as she prudently
eould, all whom she knew to be in need.’ She therefore
fetched a mug, and, filling it with milk herself, gave it
to the poor woman to drink, « Here,’ said she, ‘ take
this, good woman, and I hope it will refresh and be of



OF A MOUSE, 95

service to you.’ Eliza held out her hand for it, and, lift-
ing her eyes up to look at Mrs. Flail, whilst she thanked
her for her kindness, was greatly astonished to discover
in her benefactress the features of her old servant Mary
Mount. ‘ Bless me!’ said she, with an air of confusion,
‘What do I see? Who is it? WhereamI? Madam,
pardon my boldness, but pray forgive me, ma’am, is not
your name Mount?’ ‘It was,’ replied Mrs. Flail, ‘ but
T have been married thirteen years to Mr. Flail, and that
is my name now. But, pray, where did you ever see me
before? Or how came you to know anything of me?’
Poor Eliza could return no answer; her shame at being
seen by her servant that was, in her present condition,
and the consciousness of having so ill-treated that very
servant to whose kindness she was now indebted, all to-
gether were too much for her in her weak state, and she
fell senseless at Mrs. Flail’s feet.

“This still added to Mrs. Flail’s surprise, and she
had her carried into the house and laid upon a bed, where
she used every means to bring her to herself again:
which, after a considerable time, succeeded: and she then
(covered with shame and remorse) told her who she was,
and how she came into that miserable condition. No
words can describe the astonishment Mrs. Flail was in,.
at hearing the melancholy story of her sufferings: nor is.

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it possible to tell with what generosity and kindness she
strove to comfort her, telling her to compose herself, for
she should no longer be in want of anything. ‘ I have,
thank Heaven,’ said she, ‘a most worthy good man for
my husband, who will rejoice with me in having it in
his power to relieve a suffering fellow-creature. Do not,
therefore, any longer distress yourself upon what passed
between us formerly. I had, for my part, forgotten it,
if you had not now reminded me of it; but, however I
might then take the liberty to censure you for too much
haughtiness, I am sure I have no occasion to do so now.
Think no more, therefore, I beseech you, upon times
which are now past; but be comforted, and make your-
selfas happy in my humble plain manner of living as you
possibly can do.’

“ She then furnished her with some of her own clothes,
till she could procure her new ones, and sent immediately
for a physician from the next town; by following of whose
prescription, together with good nursing, and plenty of
all necessaries, she soon recovered her health; but she
was too deeply affected with the thoughts of her former
misconduct ever to feel happy in her situation, though
Mrs. Flail used every method in her power to render her
as comfortable as possible. Nor did she confine her good-
ness only to this one daughter, but sent also for her sis-



OF A MOUSE. 97

ter and mother, (her father being dead,) and fitted up a
neat little house for them near her own. But as the
Flails could not afford wholly to maintain them for no-
thing, they intrusted the poultry to their care, which
enabled them to do with one servant less; and by that
means they could, without any great expense, afford to
give them sufficient to make their lives comfortable, that
is, as far as their own reflections would let them; for the
last words Mrs. Speedgo said to Mary, when she parted
from her, dwelt continually upon her mind, and filled her
W@ shame and remorse.

“«T told her,’ said she, ‘ that she should never again
come into my doors, or eat another mouthful in my house;
and now it is her bounty alone which keeps us all from
perishing! Oh! how unworthy are we of such good-
ness! True, indeed, was what she told you, that kind-
ness and virtue were far more valuable than riches.
Goodness and kindness no time nor change can take
from us; but riches soon fly, as it were, away, and then
what are we the better for having been once possessed
of them?’” :

Here Mr. John stopped, and jumping hastily up, and
turning round to Mrs. Sarah, Mrs. Ellen, and Mr. Robert,
exclaimed, rubbing his hands—“ There, ladies, 1 have
finished my story ; and, let me tell you, so long preaching

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has made my throat dry; so another mug of ale, if you
please, Master Bobby,” (tapping him at the same time
upon the shoulder), “ Another mug of ale, my boy: for
faith, talking at the rate I have done, is enough to wear
a man’s lungs out; and, in truth, I have need of some-
thing to hearten me after such fatigue.”

“ Well, I am sure,” replied Sarah and Ellen, im the
same breath, “ we are greatly obliged to you for your his-
tory; and I am sure it deserves to be framed and glazed,
and it ought to be hung up in the hall of every family,
that all people may see the sad effects of pride, and hew
little cause people have, because they are rich, to despise
those who are poor; since it frequently happens, that
those who this year are like little kings, may the next be
beggars; and then they will repent, when it is too late,
of all their pride, and the unkindness they showed to those
beneath them.”

Here the conversation was put a stop to by the bell
ringing, and John being ordered to drive to the door.
I, who during the whole of the history had been feasting
upon a mince-pie, now thought it prudent to conceal my-
self in a little hole in the wainscot of the closet, where,
finding myself very safe, I did not awake till mid-
night..

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the hole, and there saw just such another frightful trap
as that which was the prelude to poor Softdown’s suffer-
ings. Startled at the sight, I retreated back as expedi- -
tiously as possible, nor ever stopped till I found my way
into a bed-chamber, where lay two little girls fast
asleep.

I looked about for some time, peeping into every hole
and corner before I could find anything to eat, there be-
ing not so much as a candle in the room with them. At
last I crept into a little leathern trunk, which stood on
a table, not shut down quite close; here I instantly smelt
something good, but was obliged to gnaw through a great
deal of linen to get at it; it was wrapped up in a lap-bag,
amongst a vast quantity of work. However, I made my
way through half a hundred folds, and at last was amply
repaid by finding out a nice piece of plum cake, and the
pips of an apple, which I could easily get at, one half of
it having been eaten away. Whilst thus engaged, I heard
a cat mew, and, not knowing how near she might be, I
endeavoured to jump out; but, in the hurry, I somehow
or other entangled myself in the muslin, and pulled that,
trunk and all, down with me; for the trunk stood half
off the table, so that the least touch in the world might
overset it, otherwise my weight could never have tumbled
it down.



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INTRODUCTION.

—e—.

Dvrine a remarkably severe winter, when a prodigious fall
of snow confined everybody to their habitations, who were
happy enough to have one to shelter them from the incle-
mency of the season, and were not obliged by business to

expose themselves to its rigour, I was on a visit to Meadow
Hall, where a large party of young folk had assembled,
and all seemed, by their harmony and good humour, to strive
who should the most contribute to render pleasant that con-
finement which we were all equally obliged to share. Nor
were those farther advanced in life less anxious to contribute
to the general satisfaction and entertainment.

After the more serious employment of reading each morn-
ing was concluded, we danced, we sang, we played at blind-
man’s-buff, battledore and shuttlecock, and many other
games equally diverting and innocent; and, when tired of
them, drew our seats round the fire, while each one in turn
told some merry story to divert the company.

At ast, having related all that we could recollect worth
reciting, and being rather at a loss what to say next, a
sprightly girl in company proposed that every one should
6 INTRODUCTION.

relate the history of their own lives: “And it must be
strange indeed,” added she, “if that will not help us out
of this difficulty, and furnish conversation for some days
longer; by which time, perhaps, the frost will break, the snow
will melt, and set us all at liberty. But, let it break when
it may, I make a law, that no one shall go from Meadow Hall
till they have told their own history: so take notice, ladies
and gentlemen, take notice everybody, what you have to
trust to. And because,” continued she, “ I will not be un-
reasonable, and require more from you than you can perform,
I will give all you, who may perhaps have forgotten what
passed so many years ago, at the beginning of your lives,
two days to recollect and digest your story; by which time,
if you do not produce something pretty and entertaining, we
will never again admit you to dance or play among us.”
All this she spoke with so good-humoured a smile, that every
one was delighted with her, and promised to do their best to
acquit themselves to her satisfaction ; while some (the length
of whose lives had not rendered them forgetful of the trans-
actions which had passed) instantly began their memoirs, as
they called them: and really some related their narratives
with such spirit and ingenuity, that it quite distressed us
older ones, lest we should disgrace ourselves when it should
fall to our turns to hold forth, However, we were all de-
INTRODUCTION. 7

termined to produce something, as our fair directress order-
ed. Accordingly, the next morning I took up my pen, to
endeavour to draw up some kind of a history, which might
satisfy my companions in confinement. I took up my pen,
it is true, and laid the paper before me; but not one word
towards my appointed task could I proceed. The various
occurrences of my life were such as, far from affording en-
tertainment, would, I was certain, rather afflict ; or, perhaps,
not interesting enough for that, only stupify and render the
company more weary of the continuance of the frost than
they were before I began my narration. Thus circumstanced,
therefore, although by myself, I broke silence by exclaiming,
“ What a task has this sweet girl imposed upon me! One
which I shall never be able to execute to my own satisfac-
tion or her amusement. The adventures of my life (though
deeply interesting to myself) will be insipid and unenter-
taining to others, especially to my young hearers: I cannot,
therefore, attempt it.” “ Then write mine, which may he
more diverting,” said a little squeaking voice, which sound-
ed as if close to me. I started with surprise, not knowing
any one to be near me: and, looking round, could discover
no object from whom it could possibly proceed; when, cast-
ing my eyes upon the ground in a, little hole under the

skirting-board, close by the fire, I discovered the head of a
8 INTRODUCTION,

mouse peeping out. I arose with a design to stop the hole
with a cork, which happened to lie on the table by me; and
was surprised to find that it did not run away, but suffered
me to advance quite close, and then only retreated a little
into the hole, saying in the same voice as before, “ Will you
write my history?” You may be sure, I was much sur-
prised to be so addressed by such an animal; but, ashamed
of discovering any appearance of astonishment, lest the
mouse should suppose it had frightened me, I answered with
the utmost composure, that I would write it willingly, if it
would dictate to me. “ Oh, that I will do,” replied the
mouse, “ if you will not hurt me.” “ Not for the world,”
returned I, “Come, therefore, and sit upon my table, that
I may hear more distinctly what you have to relate.” It in-
stantly accepted my invitation, and with all the nimbleness of
its species, ran up the side of my chair, and jumped upon my
table; when, getting into a box of wafers, it began as follows.

But, before I proceed to relate my new little companion’s
history, I must beg leave to assure my readers, that, in
earnest, I never heard a mouse speak in all my life ; and only
wrote the following narrative as being far more entertaining,
and not less instructive, than my own life would have been.
THE

LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS

Ronse.

PART I.

——

Like all other new-born animals, whether of the human
or any other species, I cannot pretend to remember what
passed during my infant days. The first circumstance
I can recollect was, my mother’s addressing me and my
three brothers, who all lay in the same nest, in the follow-
ing words :—“ I haye, my children, with the greatest diffi-
culty, and at the utmost hazard of my life, provided for you
all to the present moment; but the period is arrived when
I can no longer pursue that method: snares and traps
are everywhere set for me, nor shall I, without infinite
danger, be able to procure sustenance to support my own
existence, much less can I find sufficient for you all; and,
indeed, with pleasure I behold it as no longer necessary,
since you are of age now to provide and shift for your-
selves; and I doubt not but your agility will enable you
to procure a yery comfortable livelihocd. Only let me
10 LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS

give you this one caution—Never (whatever the tempt-
ation may be) appear often in the same place; if you do,
however you may flatter yourselves to the contrary, you
will certainly at last be destroyed.” So saying, she stroked
us all with her fore paw, as a token of her affection, and
then hurried away, to conceal from us the emotions of
her sorrow, at thus sending us into the wide world.

She was no sooner gone, than the thought of being
our own directors so charmed our little hearts, that we
presently forgot our grief at parting from our kind pa-
rent; and, impatient to use our liberty, we all set for-
ward in search of some food, or rather of some adventure,
for our mother had left us victuals more than sufficient
to supply the wants of that day. With a great deal of
difficulty we clambered up a high wall on the inside of a
wainscot, till we reached the story above that we were
born in, where we found it much easier to run round
within the skirting-board, than to ascend any higher.

While we were there, our noses were delightfully re-
galed with the scent of the most delicate food that we
had ever smelt; we were anxious to procure a taste of it
likewise, and, after running round and round the room a
great many times, we at last discovered a little crack,
through which we made our entrance. My brother Long-
tail led the way; I followed; Softdown came next; but
Brighteyes would not be prevailed upon to venture. The
OF A MOUSE. 11

xpartment which we entered was spacious and elegant ;
at least, differed so greatly from anything we had seen,
that we imagined it the finest place upon earth. It was
covered all over with a carpet of various colours, that
not only concealed some bird-seeds which we came to
deyour, but also for some time prevented our being dis-
covered, as we were of much the same hue with many
of the flowers on the carpet. At last, a little girl, who
was at work in the room, by the side of her mamma,
shrieked out as if violently hurt. Her mamma begged
to know the cause of her sudden alarm. Upon which
she called out, “A Mouse! a Mouse! I saw one under
the chair!” “And if you did, my dear,” replied her mo-
ther, “is that any reason for your behaving so ridicu-
lously? If there were twenty mice, what harm could
they possibly do? You may easily hurt and destroy
them; but, poor little things! they cannot, if they would,
hurt you.” “What! could they not bite me!” inquired
the child. “They may, indeed, be able to do that ; but
you may be very sure that they have no such inclina-
tion,” rejoined the mother. “ A mouse is one of the most
timorous things in the world; every noise alarms it: and
though it chiefly lives by plunder, it appears as if pun-
ished by its fears for the mischiefs which it commits
among our property. It is, therefore, highly ridiculous
to pretend to be alarmed at the sight of a creature that
12 LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS

would run from the sound of your voice, and wishes never
to come near you, lest, as you are far more able, you
should also be disposed to hurt it.” “But Iam sure,
Madam,” replied the little girl, whose name I afterwards
heard was Anne, “they do not always run away; for
one day, as Miss Eliza Kite was looking among some
things which she had in her box, a mouse jumped out
and ran up her frock sleeve—she felt it quite up on her
arm.” “And what became of it then?” inquired the
mother. “It jumped down again,” replied Anne, “and
got into a little hole in the window-seat; and Eliza did
not see it again.” “ Well, then, my dear,” resumed the
lady, “what harm did it do her? Is not that a con-
vincing proof of what I say, that you have no cause to
be afraid of them, and that it is very silly tobe so? Itis
certainly foolish to be afraid of anything, unless it
threatens us with immediate danger; but to pretend to
be frightened at a mouse, and such like inoffensive things,
is a degree of weakness that I can by no means suffer
any of my children to indulge.” “ May I then, Madam,”
inquired the child, “be afraid of cows and horses, and
such great beasts as those?” “ Certainly not,” answered
her mother, “unless they are likely to hurt you. If a
cow or a horse run after you, I would have you fear them
so much as to get out of the way; but if they are quietly
walking or grazing in a field, then to fly from them, as
OF A MOUSE, 13

if you thought they would eat you instead of the grass,
is most absurd, and discovers great want of sense. I
once knew a young lady, who, I believe, thought it looked
pretty to be terrified at everything, and to scream if a
dog or even a mouse looked at her; but most severely
was she punished for her folly, by several very disagree-
able accidents she by those means brought upon herself.

“ One day, when she was drinking tea in a large com-
pany, on the door being opened, a small Italian grey-
hound walked into the drawing-room. She happened to
be seated near the mistress of the dog, who was making
tea; the dog, therefore, walked towards her, in order to
be by his favourite; but upon his advancing near her,
she suddenly jumped up, without considering what she
was about, overturned the water-urn, the hot iron of
which rolling out, set fire to her clothes, which instantly
blazed up, being only muslin, and burnt her arms, face,
and neck, most dreadfully. She was so much hurt as
to be obliged to be put immediately to bed, nor did she
recover enough to go abroad for many months. Now,
though every one was sorry for her sufferings, who could
possibly help blaming her for her ridiculous behaviour,
as it was entirely owing to her own folly that she was so
hurt? When she was talked to upon the subject, she
pleaded for her excuse, that she was so frightened she
did not know what she did, nor whither she was going;
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but, as she thought that the dog was coming to her, she
could not help jumping up, to get out of his way. Now
what ridiculous arguing was this! Why could not she
help it?) And if the dog had really been going to her,
what harm would it have done? Could she suppose that
the lady whose house she was at would have suffered a
beast to walk about the house loose and go into company,
if he was apt to bite and hurt people? Or why should
she think he would more injure her, than those he had
before passed by? But the real case was, she did not
think at all; if she had given herself time for that, she
would not have acted so ridiculously. Another time,
when she was walking, from the same want of reflection
she very nearly drowned herself. She was passing over
a bridge, the outside rails of which were in some places
broken down; while she was there, some cows, which a
man was driving, met her: immediately, without mind-
ing whither she went, she shrieked out, and at the same
time jumped on one side just where the rail happened
to be broken, and down she fell into the river; nor was
it without the greatest difficulty that she was taken out
time enough to save her life. However, she caught a
violent cold and fever, and was again, by her own foolish
fears, confined to her bed for some weeks. Another ac-
cident she once met with, which, though not quite so
bad as the two former, yet might have been attended with
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fatal consequences. She was sitting in a window, when
a wasp happened to fly toward her; she hastily drew
back her head, and broke the pane of glass behind her,
some of which stuck in her neck. It bled profusely ;
but a surgeon, happily being present, made some appli-
cation to it, which prevented its being followed by any
other ill effects than a few days’ weakness, occasioned by
the loss of blood. Many other misfortunes of the like
kind she frequently experienced ; but these which I have
now related may serve to convince you how extremely
absurd it is for people to give way to, and indulge them-
selves in, such groundless apprehensions, and, by being
afraid when there is no danger, subject themselves to
real misfortunes and most fatal accidents. And if being
afraid of cows, dogs, and wasps, (all of which, if they
please, can certainly hurt us,) is so ridiculous, what must
be the folly of those people who are terrified at a little
silly mouse, which never was known to hurt anybody?”

Here the conversation was interrupted by the entrance
of some gentlemen and ladies; and, having enjoyed a
very fine repast under one of the chairs during the time
that the mother and daughter had held the above dis-
course, on the chairs being removed for some of the visit-
ors to sit upon, we thought it best to retire; highly
pleased with our meal, and not less with the kind good-

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will which the lady had, we thought, expressed towards
us. We related to our brother Brighteyes all that had
passed, and assured him he had no reason to apprehend
any danger from venturing himself with us. Accord-
ingly he promised, if such were the case, that the next
time we went and found it safe, if we would return and
call him, he would certainly accompany us. “In the
mean time, do pray, Nimble,” said he, addressing him-
self to me, “come with me to some other place; for I
long to taste some more delicate food than our mother
has provided for us; besides, as perhaps it may be a long
while before we shall be strong enough to bring any
thing away with us, we had better leave that, in case we
should ever be prevented from going abroad to seek for
fresh supplies.” “ Very true,” replied I, “ what you say
is quite just and wise; therefore I will, with all my heart,
attend you now, and see what we can find.” So saying,
we began to climb, but not without difficulty, for very
frequently the bits of mortar which we stepped upon
gave way beneath our feet, and tumbled us down toge-
ther with them lower than when we first set off. How-
ever, as we were very light, we were not very much hurt
by our falls; only indeed, poor Brighteyes, by endeayour-
ing to save himself, caught by his nails on a rafter, and
tore one of them from his right fore-foot, which was very
sore and inconvenient. At length we surmounted all
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difficulties, and, invited by a strong scent of plum-cake,
entered a closet, where we found a fine large one, quite
whole and entire. We immediately set about making
our way into it, which we easily effected, as it was most
deliciously nice, and not at all hard to our teeth.

Brighteyes, who had not before partaken of the bird-
seed, was overjoyed at the sight. He almost forgot the
pain of his foot, and soon buried himself withinside the
cake; whilst I, who had pretty well satisfied my hunger
before, only ate a few of the crumbs, and then went to
take a survey of the adjoining apartment. I crept softly
under the door of the closet, into a room as large as that
which I had before been in, though not so elegantly fur-
nished ; for, instead of being covered with a carpet, there
was only a small one round the bed, and near the fire
was a cradle, with a cleanly-looking woman sitting by it,
rocking it with her foot, whilst at the same time she was
combing the head of a little boy about four years old.
In the middle of the room stood a table, covered with a
great deal of litter, and in one corner was the little girl
whom I had before seen with her mamma, crying and
sobbing as if her heart would break. As I made not
the least noise at my entrance, no one observed me for
some time; so, creeping under one of the beds, I heard
the following discourse :—

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“Tt does not signify, Miss,” said the woman, whom I
found to be the children’s nurse, “I never will put up
with such behaviour; you know that I always do every-
thing for you when you speak prettily, but to be ordered
to dress you, in such a manner, is what 1 never will sub-
mit to, and you shall go undressed all day before I will
dress you, unless you ask me as you ought to do.” Anne
made no reply, but only continued crying. “Ay! you
may cry and sob as much as you please,” said the nurse ;
“T do not care for that: I shall not dress you for cry-
ing and roaring, but for being good and speaking with
civility.” Just as she said these words, the door opened,
and in came the lady whom I had before seen, and whose
name I afterwards found was Artless. As soon as she
entered, the nurse addressed her, saying, “ Pray, Madam,
is it by your desire that Miss Anne behaves so rudely
and bids me dress her directly, and change her shoes, or
else she will slap my face? Indeed, she did give me a
slap upon my hand, so I told her that I would not dress
her at all; for really, Madam, I thought you would not
wish me to do it whilst she behaved so, and I took the
liberty of putting her to stand in the corner.” “I do
not think,” replied Mrs. Artless, “that slie deserves to
stand in the room at all, or in the house either, if she
behaves in that manner. If she does not speak civilly
when she wants to be assisted, let her go without help,
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and see what will become of her then. I am quite
ashamed of you, Anne! I could not have thought you
would behave so; but since you have, I promise that
you shall not be dressed to-day, nor have any assist-
ance given you, unless you speak in a very different
manner.”

Whilst Mrs. Artless was talking, Nurse went out of
the room. Mrs. Artless then took her seat by the cra-
dle, and, looking into it, found the child awake; and I
saw her take out a fine little girl, about five months
old: she then continued her discourse, saying, “ Look
here, Anne; look at this little baby; see how unable
it is to help itself; were we to neglect attending to it,
what do you think would become of it? Suppose I
were now to put your sister upon the floor, and there
leave her, tell me what do you think she could do, or
what would become of her?” Anne sobbed out, that
she would die. “And pray, my dear,” continued Mrs,
Artless, “if we were to leave you to yourself, what
would become of you? It is true, you can talk, and
run about better than Mary: but not a bit better could
you provide for, or take care of yourself. Could you
buy or dress your own victuals? Could you light your
own fire? Could you clean your own house, or open
and shut the doors and windows? Could you make
your own clothes, or even put them on without some
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assistance, when made? And who do you think will
do anything for you, if you are not good, or if you do
not speak civilly? Not I, I promise you; neither shall
Nurse, nor any of the servants; for though I pay them
wages to help to do my business, I never want them to
do anything unless they are desired in a pretty manner.
Should you like, if, when I want you to pick up my
scissors, or do any little job, I were to say, ‘ Pick up
my scissors this moment, or I will slap your face?’
Should you not think that it sounded very cross and
disagreeable?” “ Yes, Madam,” replied Anne. “ Then
why,” rejoined Mrs. Artless, “ should you speak crossly
to anybody, particularly to servants and poor people?
For to behave so to them, is not only cross, but insolent
and proud. It is as if you thought that, because they
are rather poorer, they are not so good as yourself;
whereas, I assure you, poverty makes no difference in
the merit of people; for those only are deserving of re-
spect who are truly good; and a virtuous beggar is far
better than a wicked prince.” I was prevented from
hearing any more of this very just discourse, by the
little boy's opening the door and letting in a cat; which,
though it was the first I had ever seen in my life, I was
certain was the same destructive animal to our race,
which I had frequently heard my mother describe. I
therefore made all possible haste back to the closet, and,
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warning Brighteyes of our danger, we instantly returned
by the same way which we came, to our two brothers,
whom we found waiting for us, and wondering at our
long absence. We related to them the dainty cheer
which we had met with, and agreed to conduct them
thither in the evening. Accordingly, as soon as it grew
towards dusk, we clambered up the wall, and all four
together attacked the plum-cake, which no one had
touched since we left it. But scarcely had we all seated
ourselves round it, than on a sudden the closet-door
opened, and a woman entered. Away we all scampered
as fast as possible; but poor Brighteyes, who could not
move quite so nimbly, on aceount of his sore toe, and who
likewise, having advanced farther into the cake, was dis-
covered before he could reach the crack by which we
entered. The woman, who had a knife in her hand,
struck at him with it, at the same time exclaiming,
“Bless me, Nurse, here is a mouse in the closet!” Hap-
pily, she missed her aim, and he only received a small
wound on the tip of his tail. This interruption sadly
alarmed us, and it was above an hour before we could
have courage to venture back ; when, finding everything
quiet, except Mrs. Nurse, who was singing to her child,
we again crept out, and once more surrounded the cake.
We continued to eat without any farther alarm till we
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were perfectly satisfied, and then retired to a little dis-
tance behind the wainscot, determined there to sleep,
and to breakfast on the cake the next day.

Early in the morning I waked, and, calling my bro-
thers, we all marched forward, and soon arrived at
the delightful cake, where we highly enjoyed ourselves
without the least disturbance, till our appetites were
fully satisfied. We then retired, took a little run round
some other parts of the house, but met with nothing
worth relating. At noon, we again made our way into
the closet, intending to dine on the dish on which we
had breakfasted ; but, to our no small mortification, the
delicious dainty was removed. This, you may be sure,
was a sad disappointment; yet, as we were not ex-
tremely hungry, we had time to look about for more.
We were not long in finding it; for upon the same shelf
from which the cake had been removed, there was a
round tin box, the lid of which was not quite close shut
down; into this we all crept, and were highly regaled
with some nice lumps of sugar. But it would be end
less to enumerate all the various repasts which we met
with in this closet; sometimes terrified by the entrance
of people, and sometimes comfortably enjoying ourselves
without alarm; it is sufficient to inform you, that, un-
mindful of our mother’s advice, we continued to live
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upon the contents of the same cupboard for above a
week ; when, one evening, when we were, as usual, hast-
ening to find our suppers, Softdown, who happened to
be the first, ran eagerly to a piece of cheese, which he
saw hanging before him. “Come along,” said he;
“here is some nice cheese, it smells most delightfully
good!” Just as he spoke these words, before any of
us could come up to him, a little wooden door on a sud-
den dropped down, and hid him and the cheese from
our sight!

It is impossible to describe our consternation and
surprise upon this occasion, which was greatly increased
when we advanced near the place, at seeing him (through
some little wire bars) confined in a small box, without
any visible way for him to get out, and hearing him in
the most moving accents beg us to assist him in procur-
ing his liberty. We all ran round and round his place
of confinement several times; but not the least crack or
opening could we discover, except through the bars,
which being of iron, it was impossible for us to break or
bend. At length we determined to try to gnaw through
the wood-work close at the edge, which being already
some little distance from one of the bars, we hoped, by
making the opening a little wider, he would escape: ac-
cordingly we all began, he within, and we all on the
outside ; and by our diligence had made some very con-
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siderable progress, when we were interrupted by the en-
trance of Mrs. Nurse, with the child in her arms.

Upon the sight of her, though much grieved at leay-
ing our brother in his distress, yet fearing instant death
would be the fate of us all if we stayed, we, to preserve
our own existence, retired as quickly as possible, but not
without her seeing some of us, for we heard her say to
herself, or to the babe in her arms, “ I declare, this clo-
set swarms with mice; they spoil everything one puts
here.” Then taking up the box (which I afterwards
learned was called a trap) in which was poor Softdown,
she carried it into the room. I crept softly after her,
to see what would be the fate. of my beloved brother.
But what words can express my horror, when I saw her
holding it in one hand close tc the candle, whilst in the
other she held the child, singing to her with the utmost
composure, and bidding her to look at Mousy! Mousy !

What were the actions or sensations of poor Softdown
at that dreadful moment I know not; but my own
anguish, which it is impossible to describe, was still
augmented every moment by seeing her shake the trap
almost topsy-turvy, then blow through the trap at one
end, at which times I saw the dear creature’s tail come
out between the wires on the contrary side, as he was
striving, I suppose, to retreat from her. At length, after
she had thus tortured him for some time, she set the
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trap on the table, so close to a large fire that I am sure
he must have been much incommoded by the heat, and
began to undress her child.

Then hearing somebody go by the door, she cried out,
“Who is there? Tsit you, Elizabeth? Ifitis, I wish you
would come and take down the mouse-trap, for I have
caught a mouse.” Elizabeth instantly obeyed hercall, and
desired to know what she wanted. “Iwant you to take
down the mouse-trap,” she replied, “ for I cannot leave the
child. I am glad I have got it, [am sure; for the closet
swarms so, thereisnosuch thing as bearing it. They devour
everything: I declare they have eaten up awhole pound of
sugar. Do, Elizabeth, pray take the trap down, and re-
turn with it as soon as you can, and I will set it again:
for I dare say I shall catch another before I go to bed, for
Theard some more rustling among the things.” “ You
do not think,” replied Elizabeth, “ that Iwill take down
the trap, do you? I would not touch it for twenty pounds.
I am always frightened, and ready to die at the sight of
a mouse. Once, when I was a girl, I had one thrown in
my face; and ever since I have always been scared out
of my wits at them; and if ever I see one running loose,
as I did one night in the closet below stairs, where the
vandles are kept, I scream as if I was being killed.”
“ Why, then,” answered Nurse,.“ I think you behave like
a great simpleton; for what harm could a mouse do to
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yout” “Oh! I hate them,” returned she, and then ran
away without the trap. Greatly was I rejoiced at her
departure, as I hoped that, by some means, Softdown
might still be able to make his escape. But, alas! no
such good fortune attended him. Some person again
passing the door, Nurse once more called out, “ Who is
there? John, is it you?” “ Yes,” replied a man’s voice.
“Then do you step in, will you, for a moment?” re-
joined Mrs. Nurse: and instantly entered a man whom
I had never before seen. “ What do you want, Nurse?”
said he. “ I only want to get rid of a mouse,” returned
she; “ and, do you know, Elizabeth is such a simpleton
that she is afraid of taking it, and I want the trap to
set it again, for they swarm here like bees in a hive: one
can have no peace for them: they devour and spoil
everything; I say sometimes, that I believe they will
eat me up at last.” While she was saying this, John
took the trap in his hand, and held it up once more to
the candle; then taking a thread out of a paper, that lay
bound round with a dirty blue ribbon upon the table,
he shook the trap about till he got my brother's tail
through the wires, when, catching hold of it, he tied the
thread tight round it, and dragged him by it to the door
of the trap, which he opened, and took him out, suspend-
ing the weight of his body upon his tail.

Softdown, who, till the thread was tied, had patiently
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continued perfectly quiet, could no longer support the
pain without dismal cries and anguish; he squeaked as
loud as his little throat would let him, exerting at the
same time the utmost of his strength to disengage him-
self. But in such a position, with his head downward,
in vain were all his efforts to procure relief; and the bar-
barous monster who held him discovered not the smallest
emotions of pity for his sufferings. Oh! how, at that
moment, did I abhor my own existence, and wish that I
could be endowed with size and strength sufficient, at
once both to rescue him, and severely punish his tor-
mentor! But my wish was ineffectual; and I had the
inexpressible affliction of seeing the inhuman wretch
hold him down upon the hearth, whilst, without remorse,
he crushed him beneath his foot, aid then carelessly
kicked him into the ashes, saying, “There! the cat will
smell it out when she comes up.” My very blood runs
cold within me at the recollection of seeing Softdown’s,
as it spirted from beneath the monster's foot, whilst the
craunch of his bones almost petrified me with horror.
At length, however, recollecting the impossibility of re-
storing my beloved brother to life, and the danger of my
own situation, I, with trembling feet and palpitating
heart, crept softly back to my remaining two brothers,
who were impatiently expecting me, behind the closet.
There I related to them the horrid scene which had passed
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before mine eyes; whilst the anguish it caused in their
gentle bosoms far exceeds my power to describe.

After having mingled our lamentations for some time,
I thus addressed them :—“ We have this night, my bro-
thers, tasted the severest affliction in the cruel death of
our dear brother, companion, and friend; let us not,
however, only mourn his loss, but also gather wisdom
from our misfortune, and return to that duty which we
have hitherto neglected. Recollect, my dear friends,
what were the last words which our good mother spoke
to us at parting. She charged us, upon no account, for
no temptation whatever, to return frequently to the same
place; if we did, she forewarned us that death and ruin
would certainly await us. But in what manner have we
obeyed this her kind advice? We have not even so
much as once recollected it since she left us; or, if we
thought of it for a moment, we foolishly despised it, as
unnecessary. Now, therefore, we sincerely feel the con-
Sequence of our disobedience ; and, though our sufferings
are most distressing, yet we must confess that we amply
deserve them. Let us, therefore, my brothers, instantly
fly from a place which has already cost us the life of our
beloved Softdown, lest we should all likewise fall sacri-
fices to our disobedience.”

And here the writer cannot help observing how just
were the reflections of the Mouse on the crime which he
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and his brethren had been guilty of; and he begs that
every reader will be careful to remember the fatal conse-
quences attendant upon their disobedience of their mo-
ther’s advice ; since they may be assured that equal, if
not the same, misfortune will always attend those who
refuse to pay attention to the advice of their parents.
But to return to the history :—

To this proposal (continued the Mouse) my brothers
readily agreed ; and we directly descended to the place
where we had discovered the crack that led us to the
room in which we feasted on bird-seed. Here we deter-
mined to wait, and when the family were all quiet in bed,
to go in search of provision, as we began to be rather
hungry, not having eaten anything a long while. Ac-
cordingly, we stayed till after the clock had struck twelve,
when, peeping out, we saw that the room was empty: we
then ventured forth, and found several seeds, though not
enough to afford a very ample meal for three of us.

After we had cleared the room, we again returned to
our hiding-place, where we continued till after the family
had finished their breakfast in the morning. They all
then went to take a walk in the garden, and we stepped
out to pick up the crumbs which had fallen from the
table. Whilst thus employed, and at a distance from our
place of retreat, we were alarmed by the entrance of two
boys, who appeared to be about twelve or thirteen years
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of age. We directly ran towards the crack; but, alas!
not quick enough to escape their observation; for, seeing
us, they both at once exclaimed, “ Some mice! some
mice!” and at the same time took off their hats, and
threw at us. Longtail happily eluded the blow, and safe-
ly got home; but poor Brighteyes and myself were less
fortunate; and though we, for a considerable time, by our
quickness, prevented their catching us, at length, being
much disebled by a blow that one of them gave me with
a book which he threw at me, I was unable any longer
to run; and, as I was hobbling very slowly across the
room, he picked me up. At the same moment, Bright-
eyes was so entangled in a handkerchief, which the other
boy tossed over him, that he likewise was taken prisoner.
Our little hearts now beat quick with fear of those tor-
tures we expected to receive; nor were our apprehensions
lessened by hearing the boys consult what they should
do with us. “I,” said one, “will throw mine into the
pond, and see how he will swim out again.” “ And I,”
said the other, “ will keep mine, and tame it.” “ But
where will you keep it?” inquired his companion. “Oh,”
replied he, “ I will keep it under a little pan, till I can
get a house made for it.” He then, holding me by the
skin at the back of my neck, ran with me into the kit-
chen, to fetch a pan. Here I was not only threaten-
ed with death by three or four of the servants, who all
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blamed Master Peter for keeping me, but, likewise, two or
three cats came round him, rubbing themselves backward
and forward against his legs, and then, standing up on
their hind feet, endeavoured to make themselves high
enough to reach me. At last, taking a pan in his hand,
he returned to his brother, with one of the cats following
him. Immediately upon our entrance the boy exclaimed,
“Oh, now I know what I will do: I will tie a piece of
string to its tail, and teach the cat to jump for it.” No
sooner had this thought presented itself, than it was put
into practice, and I again was obliged to sustain the
shocking sight of a brother put to the torture. In the _
meantime, I was placed upon the table, with a pan over
me, in which was a crack, so that I could see, as well as
hear all that passed; and from this place it was that I
beheld my beloved Brighteyes suspended at one end of a
string by his tail; one while swinging backward and for-
ward, at another pulled up and down, then suffered to feel
his feet on the ground, and again suddenly snatched up
as the cat advanced; then twisted round and round, as
fast as possible, at the full length of the string; in short,
it is impossible to describe all his sufferings of body, or
my anguish of mind, At length, a most dreadful conclu-
sion was put to them, by the entrance of a gentleman
booted and spurred, with a whip in his hand. “ What
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in the world, Charles!” said he, as he came in, “ are you
about? What have you got there?” “ Only a mouse,
sir,” replied the boy. “ He is teaching the cat to jump,
sir,” said Peter; “ that is all.”

Brighteyes then gave afresh squeak, from the violence
of his pain. The gentleman, then turning hastily round,
exclaimed eagerly, “ What, is it alive?” “ Yes, sir,” said
the boy. “And how can you, you wicked, naughty,
cruel boy,” replied the gentleman, “ take delight in thus
torturing a little creature that never did you any injury?
Put it down this moment,” said he, at the same time giv-
ing him a severe stroke with his horsewhip across that
hand by which he held my brother. “ Let it go direct-
ly!” and again repeated the blow. The boy let go the
string, and Brighteyes, falling to the ground, was instant-
ly snapped up by the eat, who, growling, ran away with
him in her mouth, and, I suppose, put a conclusion to
his miseries and life together, as I never from that mo-
ment heard any account of him.

As soon as he was thus taken out of the room, the gen-
tleman sat down, and, taking hold of his son’s hand, thus
addressed him: “ Charles, I had a much better opinion
of you than to suppose you were capable of so much cru-
elty. What right, I desire to know, have you to torment
any living creature? If itis only because you are larger,
and so have it in your power, I beg you will consider
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how you would like that either myself, or some great gi-
ant, as much larger than you, as you are bigger than the
mouse, should hurt and torment you? And, I promise
you, the smallest creature can feel as acutely as you; nay,
the smaller they are, the more susceptible are they of
pain, and the sooner they are hurt: a less touch will kill
a fly than aman; consequently, a less wound will cause it
pain. And the mouse, which you have now been swinging
by the tail over the cat’s mouth, has not, you may assure
yourself, suffered less torment or fright than you would
have done, had you been suspended by your leg, either
over water which would drown you, or over stones, on
which, if you fell, you must certainly be dashed to pieces.
And yet you could take delight in thus torturing and
distressing a poor inoffensive animal! Fie upon it,
Charles! Fie upon it! I thought you had been a bet-
ter boy, and not such a cruel, naughty, wicked fellow.”
“Wicked!” repeated the boy; “I do not think that I
have been at all wicked.” “ But I think you have been
extremely so,” replied his father; “ every action that is
cruel, and gives pain to any living creature, is wicked,
and is a sure sign of a bad heart. I never knew a man
who was cruel to animals kind and compassionate towards
his fellow-creatures; he might not, perhaps, treat them in
the same shocking manner, because the laws of the land
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would severely punish him if he did; but if he is restrain-
ed from bad actions by no higher motive than fear of pre-
sent punishment, his goodness cannot be very great. A
good man, Charles, always takes delight in conferring
happiness on all around him; nor would he offer the
smallest injury to the meanest insect that was capable of
feeling.” “TI am sure,” said the boy, “ I have often seen
you kill wasps, and spiders too; and it was but last week
that you bought a mouse-trap yourself to catch mice in,

although you are so angry now with me.” “ And pray,”
~ resumed his father, “ did you ever see me torment, as
well as kill them? Or did I ever keep them in pain one
moment longer than necessary? I am not condemning
people for killing vermin and animals, provided they do
it expeditiously, and put them to death with as little pain
as possible; but it is the putting them to needless tor-
ment and misery that I say is wicked. Had you destroy-
ed the mouse with one blow, or rather given it to some-
body else to destroy it (for I should not think a tender-
hearted boy would delight in such operations himself), I
would not have condemned you; but to keep it hanging
the whole weight of its body upon its tail, to swing it
about, and by that too, to hold it terrified over the cat's
jaws, and to take pleasure in hearing it squeak,and seeing
it struggle for liberty, is such unmanly, such detestable
cruelty, as calls for my utmost indignation and abhor-
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rence. But, since you think pain so very trifling an evil,
try, Charles, how you like that,” said he, giving him at
the same time some severe strokes with his horsewhip.
The boy then cried, and called out, “I do not like it all,
Ido not like it at all.” “ Neither did the mouse,” re-
plied his father, “like at all to be tied to a string, and
swung about by his tail; he did not like it, and told you so
ina language which you perfectly well understood; but you
would not attend to its cries: you thought it pleasure to
hear it squeak, because you were bigger, and did not feel
its torture. I am now bigger than you, and do not feel
your pain. I therefore shall not yet leave off, as I hope
it will teach you not to torment anything another time.”
Just as he said these words, the boy, endeavouring to
avoid the whip, ran against the table on which I was
placed, and happily threw down the pan that confined
me. I instantly seized the opportunity, jumped down,
and once more escaped to the little hole by which I first
entered. There I found my only brother waiting for me,
and was again under the dreadful necessity of paining his
tender heart with the recital of the sufferings which I had
been witness to in our dear Brighteyes, as well as of the
imminent danger I myself had been exposed to. “ And
surely,” said I, “ we have again drawn all this evil upon
ourselves by our disobedience to our mother’s advice.
She doubtless intended that we should not continue in
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the same house long together; whereas, from the day of
her leaving us, we have never been in any other than
this, which has occasioned us such heavy aftliction.
Therefore, upon no account let us continue another night
under this roof; but, as soon as the evening begins to
grow dark enough to conceal us from the observation of
any one, we will set off, and seek a lodging in some other
place; and should any misfortune befal us on our passage,
we shall at least have the consolation of thinking that
we were doing our duty, by following the advice of our
parent.” “ It is true,” said my brother “we have been
greatly to blame; for the future, we will be more careful
of our conduct: but do, my dear Nimble,” continued he,
“endeavour to compose yourself, and take a little rest,
after the pain and fatigue which you have gone through,
otherwise you may be sick; and what will become of me,
if any mischief should befal you? TI shall then have no
brother to converse with, no friend to advise me what to
do.” Here he stopped, overpowered with his grief for
the loss of our two murdered brothers, and with his ten-
der solicitude for my welfare. I endeavoured all in my
power to comfort him, and said I hoped that I should
soon recover from the bruises I had received from the
boy’s hat and book, as well as the pinches in my neck
with his finger and thumb, by which he held me; and
promised to compose myself. This promise I fulfilled,
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by endeavouring to sleep; but the scene that I had so
lately been witness to was too fresh in my imagination to
suffer me to close my eyes: however, I kept for some
time quiet.

The rest of the day we spent in almost total silence,
having no spirits for conversation, our hearts being almost
broken with anguish. When it grew towards evening,
we agreed to find our way out of that detested house, and
seek for some other habitation, which might be more pro-
pitious. But we found more difficulty in this undertak-
ing than we were at all aware of; for though we could
with tolerable ease go from room to room within the
house, still, when we attempted to quit it, we found it
every way surrounded with so thick a brick wall, that it
was impossible for us to make our way through it. We
therefore ran round and round it several times, searching
for some little crevice through which we might escape;
but all to no purpose, not the least crack could we dis-
cover; and we might have continued there till this time,
had we not at length, after the family were in bed, re-
solved to venture through one of the apartments into the
hall, and so creep out under the house-door. But the
dangers we exposed ourselves to in this expedition were
many and great: we knew that traps were set for us about
the house; and where they might chance to be placed we
could not tell. I had likewise been eye-witness to no less
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than four cats, who might, for aught we knew to the con-
trary, at that hour of darkness be prowling in search of
some of our unhappy species.

But, in spite of every difficulty and hazard, we deter-
mined to venture, rather than continue in opposition to
our mother’s commands; and to reward our obedience,
we escaped, with trembling hearts, unobserved, at least
unmolested, by any one. And now, for the first time
since our birth, we found ourselves exposed to the in-
clemency of the weather. The night was very dark and
tempestuous; the rain poured down in torrents, and the
wind blew so exceedingly high, that, low upon the ground
as we were, it was with difficulty we could keep our legs;
added to which, every step we took, we were in water up
to our stomachs. In this wretched condition we knew
not which way to turn ourselves, nor where to seek for
shelter. The spattering of the rain, the howling of the
wind, together with the rattling and shaking of the trees,
all contributed to make such a noise as rendered it im-
possible for us to hear whether any danger was approach-
ing us or not.

In this truly melancholy situation, we waded on for a
considerable time, till at length we reached a small house,
and very easily gained admittance through a pretty large
hole on one side of the door. Most heartily did we re-
joice at finding ourselves once more under shelter from
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the cold and rain, and for some time onlybusied ourselves
in drying our hair, which was as thoroughly wet as if we
had been served as the boy threatened to serve my brother
Brighteyes, and had really been drawn through a pond.
After we had done this, and had a little rested ourselves,
we began to look about in search of food, but we could
find nothing, except a few crumbs of bread and cheese
in a man’s coat-pocket, and a piece of tallow-candle stuck
on the top of a tinder-box. This, however, though not
such delicate eating as we had been used to, yet served
to satisfy our present hunger; and we had just finished
the candle, when we were greatly alarmed by the sight of
a human hand (for we mice can see a little in the dark)
feeling about the very chair on which we stood. We
jumped down in an instant, and hid ourselves in a little
hole behind a black trunk that stood in one corner of the
room.

We then heard very distinctly a man say, “ Betty, did
you not put the candle by the bedside?” “ Yes, that I
am very sure I did,” replied a female voice. “I thought
so,” answered the man; “ but I am sure it is not here
now. Tom! Tom! Tom!” continued he. “ What,
father?” replied a boy, starting up; “ what is the mat-
ter?” “Why, do you know anything of the candle? I
cannot find it, my dear; and J want it sadly, for I fancy
it is time we should be up and be jogging. Dost know
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anything of it, my lad?” “ Not I, truly, father,” said
the boy; “ I only know that I saw mother stick it in the
box-lid last night, and put it upon the chair, which she
set by the bedside, after you had put your clothes upon
the back of it; I know I saw her put it there, so it must
be there now, I fancy.” “ Well, I cannot find it,” replied
the father; “so we must e’en get up in the dark, for I
am sure it must be time.” The father and son then both
dressed themselves; and the man taking a shilling out of
his pocket, laid it upon the chair, saying at the same time,
“ There, Betty, I have left a shilling for you; take care
it does not go after the candle; for where that is I cannot
tell, any more than the carp at the bottom of the Squire’s
fish pond.” He then unlocked the door, and went away,
accompanied by his son.

After their departure, we again came out, and took an-
other walk round the room, and found our way into a
little cupboard, which we had not before observed. Here
we discovered half a loaf of bread, a piece of cold pudding,
a lump of salt butter, some soft sugar in a basin, and a
fine large slice of bacon. On these dainties we feasted
very amply, and agreed that we should again hide our-
selves behind the black trunk all day, and at night, when
the family were in bed, return to take another meal on
the plenty of nice provision which we had so happily dis-
covered. Accordingly, we crept back just as the woman
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went to fill her tea-kettle at a pump which stood between
her house and the next neighbour’s. When she returned,
she put it upon the fire she had just lighted, and, taking
a pair of bellows in her hand, sat down to blow it.
While she was thus employed, a young gentleman,
about ten years of age, very genteelly dressed, entered the
room, and in a familiar manner asked her how she did.
“T am very well, thank you, my dear,” replied she:
“and pray, Master George, how are your mamma and
papa, and all your brothers and sisters?” “They are all
very well, thank you,” returned the boy; “and I am
come to bring you a slice of cake, which my grandpapa
gave me yesterday.” Then, throwing his arms round her
neck, he went on saying, “Oh! my dear, dear Betty
Flood, how I do love you! I would do anything in the
world to serve you. I shall save all my Christmas-boxes
to give to you; and when I am aman, I will give you a
great deal of money. I wish you were a lady, and not
so poor.” “Iam much obliged to you, my dear,” said
she, “for your kind good wishes; but, indeed, love, I am
very well contented with my station. I have a good hus-
band, and three good children, which is more than many
a lady can say; and riches, Master George, unless people
are good, and those one lives with are kind and obliging,
will never make anybody happy. What comfort, now,
do you think a body could ever have at Squire Stately’s?
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I declare, if it were put to my choice, I would rather a
thousand times be as Iam. To be sure, they are very
rich; but what of that? They cannot eat gold; neither
can gold ease their hearts when they are almost bursting
with pride and ill-nature. They say, indeed, that Madam
Stately would be kind enough, if they would let her rest;
but what with the Squire’s drinking and swearing, and
the young gentleman’s extravagance, and her daughter's
pride and quarrelling, she is almost tired out of her life.
And so, Master George, I say, I had rather be poor Betty
Flood, with honest Abraham for my husband, than the
finest lady in the land, if I must live at such arate. To
be sure, nobody can deny but that money is very desir-
able, and people that are rich can do many agreeable
things, which we poor ones cannot; but yet, for all that,
money dees not make people happy. Happiness, Master
George, depends greatly upon people's own tempers and
dispositions: a person who is fretful and cross will never
be happy, though he should be made King of all England;
and a person who is contented and good-humoured will
never be wretched, though he should be as poor as a beg-
gar. So, never fret yourself, love, because Betty Flood
is poor; for, though I am poor, I am honest; and whilst
my husband and I are happy enough to be blessed with
health, and the use of our limbs, we can work for our
living; and though we have no great plenty, still we have
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sufficient to support us. So pray, dear, eat your cake
yourself; for I would not take it from you for ever so
much.” They then disputed for some time who should
have it; at last, George scuffled away from her, and put
it into the closet, and then, nodding his head at her, ran
away, saying he must go to school that moment.

Betty Flood then ate her breakfast, and we heard her
say something about the nasty mice; but what, we could
not make out, as she muttered softly to herself. She
then came to the trunk behind which we lay, and taking
out of it a roll of new linen, sat down to needle-work.
At twelve o’clock, her husband and son returned; so,
moving her table out of the way, she made room for them
at the fire, and, fetching the fryingpan, dressed some
rashers of the nice bacon we had before tasted in the cup-
board. The boy, in the meantime, spread a cloth on the
table, and placed the bread and cold pudding on it like-
wise; then returning to the closet for their plates, he cried
out, “ Oh! father, here is a nice hunch of plumcake; can
you tell how it came?” “ NotI, indeed, Tom!” replied
his father; “I can tell no more than the carp at the bot-
tom of the Squire’s fish-pond.” “ Iwill tell you,” said Mrs.
Flood; “I know how it came there. Do you know that
dear child Master George Kendall brought it for me; he
called as he went to school this.morning. I told him I
would not haye it; but the dear little soul popped it into
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the cupboard, and ran away without it. Bless his little
heart! I do think he is the sweetest child that ever was
born. You may laugh at me for saying so; but I am
sure I should have thought the same, if I had not nursed
him myself.” “ Indeed,” replied her husband, “ I do
not laugh at you for saying so; for I think so too, and
so must every one who knows him; for when young gen-
tlemen behave as he does, everybody must love and ad-
mire them. There is nothing I would not do to help
and serve that child, or any of his family; they always
are so kind, and speak as civilly to us poor folk as if we
were the first lords or ladies in the land. I am sure, if
it were needful, I would go through fire and water for
their sakes; and so would every man in the parish, I dare
say. But I wonder who would do as much to help Squire
Stately, or any of his family, if it were not that I should
think it my duty (and an honest man ought always to do
that, whether he likes it or not); but I say, if it were not
that it would be my duty to help my fellow-creature, I
would scarcely be at the trouble of stepping over the
threshold to serve them, they are such a set of cross good-
for-nothing gentry. I declare, it was but as we came
home to dinner now, that we saw Master Samuel throw-
ing sticks and stones at Dame Frugal's ducks, for the sake
of seeing them waddle; and then, when they got to the
pond, he sent his dog in after them, to bark and frighten
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them out of their wits. And as I came by, nothing would
serve him, but throwing a great dab of mud all over the
sleeve of my coat. So I said, ‘Why, Master Samuel,
you need not have done that; I did nothing to offend
you; and however amusing you may think it to insult
poor people, I assure you itis very wicked, and what no
good person in the world would be guilty of. He then
set up a great rude laugh, and I walked on and said no
more; but ifall gentlefolk were to behave like that family,
J had rather be poor as I am, than have all their riches,
if that would make me act like them.” “Very true,
Abraham,” replied his wife, “that is what I say, and
what I told Master George this morning; for to be poor,
if people do not become so through their own extrava-
gance, is no disgrace to anybody; but to be haughty,
cruel, cross, and mischievous, is a disgrace to all who are
so, let their rank be as exalted as it may,”

Here the conversation was interrupted by the entrance
of a man, who begged Mr. Flood to assist him in unload-
ing his cart of flour, as his man was gone out, and he
could not do it by himself.“ Well, I will come and help
you, with all my heart,” said Flood, “and so shall Tom,
too: will you not, my lad? I cannot live without help
myself; and if I do not assist others, I am sure I shall
not deserve any help when I want it.” So saying, he
left his house; and his wife, after cleaning and putting in
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their proper places those things which had been used at
dinner, again sat down to her sewing.

Soon after the clock had struck six, the man and his
son returned; and, sitting round the fire, they passed the
evening in social conversation, till they went to bed,
which was a little after eight: and they convinced me,
by their talk and behaviour, that happiness in this world
depends far more upon the temper and disposition of the
heart, than upon any external possessions; and that vir-
tue, and a desire to be useful to others, afford far greater
satisfaction and peace of mind, than any riches and grand-
eur can possibly supply without such necessary qualifica-
tions. After they were all fallen asleep, we crept out,
and, leaving the candle unmolested, which was again
placed on the tinder-box by the bed-side, we hastened in-
to the closet, where we regaled heartily, and devoured
that part of the plum-cake which Tom had very gener-
ously left for his sister Mary, who, we found, was expect-
ed home the next day.

We then retired to our safe retreat, and thought we
might venture to stay for one more night's provisions,
without running any risk from our too frequent return
to the same place. But, in the morning, we found our
scheme frustrated; for, on the woman’s going to the clo-
set to get her breakfast, she observed the robbery which
we had committed, and exclaimed, “Some teazing mice
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have found their way into the closet. I will borrow neigh-
bour Savewell’s trap to-night, and catch some of the little
toads; that I will!” After hearing this, it would have
been madness to make any farther attempts; we there-
fore agreed to watch for an opportunity, and escape on
the very first that offered. Accordingly, about noon,
when Mrs. Flood was busily employed in making some
pancakes, we slipped by her unobserved, and crept out at
the same hole by which we had at first entered. But no
sooner were we in the open road, than we repented our
haste, and wished we had continued where we were till
the darkness of the night might better have concealed us
from the observation of any one. We crept as close to
the wall of the house (as far as it reached, which was but
a few paces), as we possibly could, and then stepped into
a little ditch, which we were soon obliged to leave again,
as the water ran in some parts of it almost up to the
edge.

At length we reached a little cottage, which we were
just entering, when a cat, that was sleeping, unnoticed
by us, upon a chair, jumped down, and would certainly
have destroyed me, (who happened to be foremost,) had
she not, at the same moment, tried to catch my brother,
and, by that means missing her aim, she gave us both
an opportunity to éscape, which we did by scrambling

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behind a brick that a child had been playing with by the
side of the door. Fortunately the brick lay too close to
the house for the cat to get her paw behind it, so as to
reach us, though, to avoid it, we were obliged to use the
greatest precaution, as she could thrust it in a little way,
and, if we had gone one inch too near either end, she
would certainly have dragged us out with her talons.
In this dreadful situation did we spend some hours, in-
cessantly moving from one end of the brick to the other,
for the moment she hmd, by the entrance of her paw at
one end, driven us to the other, she stepped over, and
again made us retreat. Think with what dreadful terror
our little hearts must have been oppressed, to see our
mortal enemy so closely watching us, expecting every
moment, when she shook the brick with her two fore-
paws in searching, and with her mouth endeavoured to
lift it up, that she would be so far able to effect her pur-
pose, as to make it impossible for us to escape her jaws.
But, happily for us, it had somehow or other got so
wedged that she could not move it to any great distance,
though it kept momentarily increasing our terrors by
shaking as she strove to turn it.

From this state of horror, however, we were at length
delivered by a little boy about four years old, who came
out of the house, and, taking the cat up round its body
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with both hands, tottered away with it, and shut the
door.

Finding ourselves thus unexpectedly once more at li-
berty, we determined to make use of it by seeking some
safer retreat, at least till night should better hide us from
public view. Terrified almost out of our senses, we crept
from behind the brick, and, after running a few yards,
slipped under the folding doors of a barn, and soon con-
cealed ourselves amidst a vast quantity of threshed corn.
This appeared to us the most desirable retreat that we had
yet found; not only as it afforded such immense plenty
of food, but also as we could so easily hide ourselves from
the observation of any one; beside, as it did not appear
to be a dwelling-house, we could in security reside, free
from any danger of traps, or the cruelty of man. We,
therefore, congratulated each other, not more on account
of the wonderful escape we had had, than upon our good
fortune in coming to a spot so blessed with peace and
plenty.

After we were a little recovered from the fatigue of
mind as well as of body which we had lately gone through,
we regaled very heartily upon the corn that surrounded
us, and then fell into a charming sleep, from which we
were awakened the next morning by the sound of human
voices. We very distinctly heard that of a boy, saying,

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“Let us mix all the threshed corn with the rest that is
not threshed, and that will make a fine fuss, and set John
and Simon swearing like troopers when they come and
find all their labour lost, and that they must do all their
work over again.” “ And do you think there is anything
so agreeable in giving people trouble, and hearing them
swear,” replied another voice, “that you can wish to do
it! For my part, I think it is so wicked a thing, that I
hate to hear anybody guilty of it, much less would I be
the cause of making them commit so great a sin; and as
for giving them all their trouble over again, so far would
it be from affording me any pleasure, that, on the con-
trary, it would give me great pain ; for, however you may
think of it, William, I assure you it always gives me much
uneasiness to see people labouring and working hard. I
always think how much I should dislike to be obliged to
do so myself, and, therefore, very sincerely pity those
who must work. On no account, therefore, will I do
anything to add to their labour, or that shall give them
unnecessary trouble.”

“Pho!” answered William, “you are wonderfully
wise ; I, for my part, hate such superabundant wisdom ;
I like to see folk fret, and stew, and scold, as our maids
did last week when I cut the line, and let all the sheets,
and gowns, and petticoats, and frocks, and shirts, and
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aprons, and caps, and what not, fall plump into the dirt.
Oh! how I did laugh! And how they did mutter and
scold! And do you know, that, just as the wash-ladies
were wiping their coddled hands, and comforting them-
selves with the thought of their work being all over, and
were going to sip their tea by the fireside, I put them
all to the scout, and they were obliged to wash every rag
over again. I shall never forget how cross they looked;
nay, I verily believe Susan cried about it; and how I did
laugh !”

“ And pray,” rejoined the other boy, “should you have
laughed equally hearty if, after you had been at school
all day, and had with much difficulty just got through all
your writing and different exercises, and were going to
play, should you laugh, I say, if somebody should run
away with them all, and your master were to oblige you
to do them all over again? Tell me, William, should you
laugh, or cry and look cross?) And even that would not
be half so bad for you as it was for the servants to be
obliged to wash their clothes over again; washing is very
hard labour, and tires people sadly, and so does thresh-
ing too. It is very unkind, therefore, to give them such
unnecessary trouble, and everything that is unkind is
wicked, and I would not do it upon any account, I assure
you.” “Then I assure you,” replied William, “ you may
let it alone: I can do it without your assistance.” He
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then began mixing the grain and the chaff together, the
other boy strongly remonstrating against it, to which he
paid no attention; and, whilst he was so employed, two
men, Simon and John, entered the barn.

“ Why, how now, Master William,” said Simon, “ what
are you about? What business have you to be here?
You are always doing some mischief or other! I wish,
with all my heart, that you were kept chained like a dog,
and never suffered to be at liberty, for you do more harm
in an hour than a body can set right again in a month?”
William then took up hatsful of the corn and chaff, and
threw it in the two men’s faces; afterwards, taking up a
flail, he gave Simon a blow across his back, saying, at the
same time, “I will shew you the way to thresh, and se-
parate the flesh from the bones.” “Oh! will you so,
young Squire?” said John: “TI will shew you the way to
make naughty boys good.” He then left the barn, but
presently returned, accompanied by a gentleman, upon
the sight of whom William let fall the flail, which he was
till then brandishing over Simon's head, and was going
away, when the gentleman, taking hold of his hand, said,
“You do not stir from this place, Master William, nor
have one mouthful of breakfast till you have asked the
men pardon for your behaviour, and likewise sifted every
grain of corn from the chaff which you have mixed with it.
When you have done that, you may have some food, but
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not before, and afterwards you may spend the rest of the
day in threshing ; then you will be a better judge, my boy,
of the fatigue and labour of it, and find how you should
like, after working hard all day, to have it rendered use-
less by a mischievous boy. Remember, William, what I
have now said to you, for I do insist upon being minded,
and I promise you that if you offer to play or do anything
else to-day, you shall be punished severely.” The gentle-
man then went away. William muttered something, I
could not exactly hear what, and began to sift the corn;
and so much had he mixed together, that he did not go
in for his breakfast till after I had heard the church
clock strike one, though it was before eight when he
came into the barn. In about an hour he returned, and
the other boy with him, who addressed him, saying, “Ah!
William, you had better have taken my advice, and not
have done so; I thought what you would get by your
nice fun, as you called it. I never knew any good come
of mischief: it generally brings those who do it into dis-
grace ; or, if they should happen to escape unpunished, still
it is always attended with some inconvenience ; it is an ill-
natured disposition which can take pleasure in giving trou-
ble to any one.” “Do hold your tongue, James,” replied
William ; “TI declare I have not patience to hear you
preach, you are so prodigiously wise, and prudent, and
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sober! You had better go in doors, and sew with your
mamma, for you talk just as if you were a girl, and not
in the least like a boy of spirit.” “ Like a girl!” resumed
James; “are girls, then, the only folk who have any
sense or good nature? Or what proof does it shew of
spirit to be fond of mischief, and giving people trouble?
It is like a monkey of spirit, indeed, but I cannot say
that I see either spirit or sense in making the clean
clothes fall into the dirt, or mixing the corn and chaff,
for the sake of making the poor servants do all over
again. If these things be a sign of any spirit, I am sure
it is an evil one, and not at all such as I wish to pos-
sess, though I no more want to sit still or work with a
needle than you do; but I hope there are other ways of
shewing my spirit, as you call it, than by doing mischief
and being ill-natured. I do not think my papa ever
seems to be effeminate, or want sufficient spirit; but he
would scorn to give unnecessary trouble to anybody,
and so would Thomas Vaulter, though no boy in the
world loves play better than he does; he plays at cricket
the best of any boy in the school, and I am sure none can
beat him at tennis, and as for skipping, I never saw a
boy skip so well in all my life; and I am sure he would
beat you, with all your spirit, out and out twenty times,
either at running, or sliding, or swimming, or climbing
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atree. And yet he never gives trouble to anybody for
the sake of fun; he is one of the, best tempered boys
in the world; and, whether it be like a girl or not, he
always does what he knows to be right and kind, and if
that is being like girls, why, with all my heart: I like girls
well enough, and, if they behave well, I do not see why
you should speak so contemptuously of them. My papa
always says that he loves girls just as well as boys; and
none but foolish and naughty boys despise and teaze
them.” Just as he said these words, Simon and
John entered the barn, and, seeing William stand idle,
“Come, come, young gentleman,” said John, “ take up
your flail, and go to work, sir. To work! To work!
Night will be here presently, and you have done nothing
yet.” Presently after, the gentleman returned and en-
forced John’s advice for him to mind his work.

After Master William had continued his employment
some little time, he began to cry, saying his arms ached
ready to drop off, and his hand was so sore he could not
bear it. “Then, doubtless,” replied his father, “you
would prodigiously like, after you have been labouring
all day, to have your work to do over again for the sake
of diverting a foolish boy! But go on, William; I am
determined that you shall, for one day, know what it is
to work hard, and thereby be taught to pity and help,
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not add to the fatigue of others.” The boy then went
on with his business, though not without making great
complaints, and shedding many tears. At length, how-
ever, evening came; and the gentleman, his son, and the
two men all went away, leaving Longtail and myself to
enjoy our abundance. We passed another night in the
sweetest undisturbed repose, and in the day had nothing
to alarm our fears. In short, our situation was every
way so perfectly happy and desirable, that we thought,
although our mother had charged us not to return fre-
quently to the same place, yet she could not mean that
we should not take up our abode in a spot so secure and
comfortable. We therefore determined to continue
where we were, till we should find some cause for re-
moving. And happy had it been for us if we had kept
to this resolution, and remained contented when we had
everything requisite to make us so. Instead of which,
after we had thus, free from care, passed our time about
seven months, like fools as we were, we began to grow
weary of our retirement, and of eating nothing but the
same food, and agreed that we would again venture forth
and seek for some other lodging, at the same time resoly-
ing, in case we could find no babitation that suited us, to
return to the barn where we had enjoyed so many days
of plenty and repose.
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Accordingly, one fine moonlight Monday night, after
securing our supper on the corn, we set forth, and tra-
velled some distance without other molestation than such
as our own fears created. At length we came to a brick
house, with about five or six windows in front, and made
our way into it through a small latticed window which
gave air into the pantry; but, on our arrival here, we
had no opportunity of so much as observing what it con-
tained, for, on our slipping down, a cat instantly flew at
us, and, by the greatest good luck in the world, there
chanced to be a hole in one of the boards of the floor,
close to the spot where we stood, into which we both
were happy enough to pop before she could catch us.
Here we had time to reflect, and severely blame ourselves
for not being satisfied with our state in the barn.
“ When,” said I, addressing myself to my brother, “ when
shall we grow wise, and learn to know that certain evil
always attends every deviation from what is right? When
we disobeyed the advice of our mother, and, tempted by
cakes and other dainties, frequently returned to the same
dangerous place, how severely did we suffer for it! And
now, by our own discontent, and not being satisfied when
so safely though more humbly lodged, into what trouble
have we not plunged ourselves? How securely have we
lived in the barn for the last seven months, and how
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happily might we still have continued there, had it not
been for our restless dispositions? Ah! my brother, we
have acted foolishly. We ought to have been contented
when we were at peace, and should have considered that
if we had not everything we could wish for, we had
everything that was necessary; and the life of a mouse
was never designed for perfect happiness. Such enjoy-
ment was never intended for our lot; it is the portion
only of beings whose capacities are far superior to ours.
We ought, then, to have been contented, and, had we
been so, we should have been as happy as our state of life
can admit of.” “What you say is certainly very true,”
replied Longtail, “and I sincerely wish that we had
thought of these things before. But what must we now
do? We said we would return to the barn in case of
difficulties; but that is now impossible, for, if we attempt
to retreat, the cat which drove us in here will certainly
destroy us; and yet in proceeding, what difficulties must
we encounter, what dangers may we not run? Oh! my
beloved Nimble,” continued he, “ what a life of hazard is
ours! To what innumerable accidents are we hourly ex-
posed! And how is every meal that we eat at the risk
of our very existence !”

“Tt undoubtedly is,” replied I; “but, with all its
troubles, we still are very desirous of preserving it. Let
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us not, then, my brother, indulge our hearts with mur-
muring and finding fault with that life, which, notwith-
standing all its evils, we value so highly. Rather let us
endeavour to learn experience, and, by conducting our-
selves better, escape many of those troubles which we now
suffer.” $o saying, I advised him to follow me. “ For,”
added I, “it is impossible for us to exist in the place
we are at present; we must, therefore, strive to work our
way into some other house or apartment, where we can
at least find some food.” To this Longtail agreed; and
the rest of the night, and all the next day, we spent in
nibbling and finding our way into a closet in the house,
which richly repaid us for all our toil, as it contained
sugar-plums, rice, millet, various kinds of sweetmeats,
and, what we liked better than all the rest, a paper of
nice macaroons. On these we feasted most deliciously
till our hunger was fully satisfied; and then creeping
into a little hole, just big enough to contain us both, be-
hind one of the jars of sweetmeats, we reposed ourselves
with a nap, after the various and great fatigues which
we had gone through. I never was a remarkably sound
sleeper, the least noise disturbs me; and I was awakened
in the morning by the servant-maid coming into the
room to sweep it, and get it ready for the reception of
her mistress and family, who soon after entered. As I
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wanted to know from whom the voices I heard proceeded,

stepped softly from behind the jar, and just peeped
under the door into the room, where I discovered a gen-
tleman, two ladies, and a little boy and girl.

As I was totally unacquainted with all places of re-
treat, and did not know how soon any of them might
have occasion to open the closet door, I instantly re-
turned to my brother, and, awaking him, told him it
was time for us to be upon our guard, as the family were
all up and about.

Whilst we were thus situated, the first words I heard
distinctly were those of the gentleman, saying, “No,
Francis, I can never have a good opinion of him; the
boy who could once deceive, may, for aught I know, do
so again; he has, by breaking his word, forfeited the only
dependence one could possibly have in him. A person
who has once lost his honour, has no means left of gain-
ing credit to his assertions. By honour, Francis, I
would be understood to speak of veracity, of virtue, of
scorning to commit a mean action, not in that brutish
sense in which some understand it, as if it consisted in a
readiness to fight and resent an injury, for so far am I
from considering such behaviour as any proof of honour,
that, on the contrary, I look upon it as a sure sign of want
of proper spirit and true honour. Fools, bullies, and even
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cowards may fight, whereas none but men of sense, and
resolution, and true magnanimity, know how to pardon
and despise an insult.” “ But, indeed, sir,” replied the
boy, “at school, if one did not fight, they would so laugh
at one, there would be no such thing as bearing it.” “And
for that very reason it is, my dear, that I say to pass by
and pardon an insult requires more resolution and courage
than mere fighting does. When I wish you to avoid
quarrelling and fighting, I by no means want you to be-
come a coward, for I as much abhor a dastardly spirit as
any boy in your school can possibly do; but I would
wish you to convince them that you merit not that appel-
lation, by shewing, through the whole of your behaviour,
a resolution which despises accidental pain, and avoids
avenging an affront for no other reason than because you
are convinced it shews a much nobler spirit to pardon
than to resent. And you may be assured, my dear, few
are the days that pass without affording us some oppor-
tunity of exerting our patience, and shewing, that, al-
though we disdain quarrelling, still we are far from being
cowards.

“T remember, when I was at school, there was one boy
who, from his first coming, declined upon all occasions
engaging in any battle ; he even gave up many of his just
rights to avoid quarrelling; which conduct, instead of
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gaining (as it justly deserved) the approbation of his com-
panions, drew upon him the insult and abuse of the whole
school, and they were perpetually teazing him with the
opprobrious title of coward. For some time he bore it
with great good humour, and endeavoured to laugh it off,
but, finding this had no effect, he one day thus addressed
us :—‘If you suppose that I like to be called a coward,
you are all very much mistaken, or, if you think me one,
T assure you that you are not less so, for no boy in the
school should, if put to the trial, shew greater resolution
than myself. Indeed I think it no small proof of pa-
tience that I have borne your repeated insults so long,
when I could, by behaving more like a savage beast, and
less like a reasonable creature, have established my char-
acter at once; but I abhor quarrelling; my soul detests
to treat my fellow creatures as if they were brutes, from
whose fangs I must defend myself ; but, if nothing else
than fighting will convince you that I possess not less
courage than yourselves, I will now offer, in cold blood,
to engage with the biggest boy in the school. IfJ should
conquer him, it will be a sign that I know how to de-
fend myself, and if he should conquer me, I will, by my
behaviour, give a proof that I am not wanting in resolu-
tion to suffer pain, although I never will so far demean
the character of a reasonable creature and a Christian, as
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to fight upon every trifling disagreement or insult.’ No
sooner had he uttered these words, than every boy pre-
sent was loud either in his commendation or condemna-
tion. One quarter of them, convinced of the justness of
his arguments, highly extolled his forbearance; whilst
the other three parts, with still greater noise, only called
him a bully and a mean-spirited coward, who dared not
fight, and for that reason made such a fine speech, hoping
to intimidate them. ‘Well, then,’ said he, ‘if such be
your opinion, why will none of you accept my offer?
You surely cannot be afraid; you who are such brave fel-
lows, of such true courage, and such noble spirits, cannot
be afraid of a coward and a bully! Why, therefore, does
not one of you step forward, and put my fine speech to
the test? Otherwise, after I have thus challenged you
all, I hope none for the future will think they have any
right to call me coward, though I again declare my fixed
resolution against fighting.’

“ Just as he said this, a voice calling for help was heard
from a lane adjoining to the play-ground. Immediately
we all flocked to the side nearest to whence it proceeded,
and clambering upon benches, watering-pots, or whatever
came first in our way, peeped over the wall, where we
discovered two well-grown lads, about seventeen or
eighteen, stripping a little boy of his clothes, and beat-

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ing him for his outeries in a most cruel manner; and, at
a little distance farther down the lane, sat a company of
gypsies, to whom the two lads evidently belonged. At
the sight of this we were all much distressed, and wished
to relieve the boy, though, discovering so large a party,
we were too much afraid to venture, till Tomkins (the
boy I before spoke about) instantly jumped from the
wall, and, only saying, ‘Has nobody courage to follow
me?!’ ran toward them as fast as possible, and, with un-
common strength and agility, placed himself between
them and the boy, and began defending himself in the
best manner he could, which he did for some time with
great dexterity, none of his fighting schoolfellows having
courage to go to his assistance. At length, however,
seeing it impossible for him to stand out any longer
against two so much stronger than himself, the boys
agreed to secure themselves by numbers, and to sally forth
to his assistance all together. This scheme succceded,
and very shortly rescued Tomkins from his antagonists.
He thanked them for their assistance, saying, ‘I hope
you will no longer doubt my courage, or my abilities to
fight, when it is necessary, or in a good cause.’ After
so signal a proof of his valour, his greatest enemies could
no longer doubt it; and, without ever engaging in fool-
ish battles, he passed through school as much respected
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as any boy, and his magnanimity was never again called
in question.”

As the gentleman stopped speaking, the little girl
called out, “Oh, papa, the coach is at the door.” “Is it,
my dear?” returned the father. “ Well, then, stop, my
love,” said one of the ladies, “I have got a few cakes for
you; stay, and take them before you go.” She then un-
locked the closet where we were, and took down the pa-
per of macaroons, among which we had so comfortably
regaled ourselves, when, observing the hole in the paper
through which we had entered, “ O dear!” she exclaimed,
“the mice have actually got into my cupboard. I will
move all the things out this very morning, and lock the
cat up in it, for I shall be undone if the mice once get
footing here; they will soon spoil all my stores, and that
will never do.” She then kissed both the children, and,
giving them the cakes, they, the gentleman, and the other
lady, all departed ; and she instantly began to move the
boxes and jars from the closet, whilst we, terrified almost
out of our wits, sat trembling behind one of them, not dar-
ing to stir, yet dreading the cat’s approach every moment.

We were soon, however, obliged to move our quarters,
for the lady, taking down the very jar which concealed us,
we were forced (without knowing where we were) to jump
down instantly. In vain we sought all round the room

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for some avenue whereat we might escape ; the apartment
was too well fitted up to admit the smallest crack, and
we must then certainly have been destroyed, had we not,
with uncommon presence of mind, run up the back of
the lady’s gown, by which means she lost sight of us, and
gave us an opportunity to make our escape as she opened
the door to order the cat to be brought in. We seized
the lucky moment, and, dropping from her gown, fled
with the utmost haste out at the house-door, which hap-
pened to be wide open, and I, without once looking be-
hind me, ran on till I discovered a little crack in the
rick wall, which I entered, and which, after many turn-
ings and windings, brought me to this house, where I
have now continued skulking about in its different apart-
ments for above a month, during which time I have not
heard the least tidings of my beloved brother Longtail.
Whether, therefore, any mischief befel him as he followed
me, or whether he entered the crack with me, and then
lost sight of me, I know not; but in vain have I sought
him every day since my arrival within these walls; and
so anxious am I to learn what has become of him, that I
am now come forth, contrary to my nature, to engage
your compassion, and to beseech you, in case


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At this moment the door of my room opened, and my
servant coming hastily in, the Mouse jumped from my
table, and precipitately retreated to the same hole from
whence it had first addressed me; and though I have
several times peeped into it, and even laid little bits of
cake to entice it back again, yet have I never been able
to see it anywhere since. Should either that or any
other ever again favour me so far with its confidence, as
to instruct me with its history, I will certainly communi-
cate it with all possible speed to my little readers, who,
T hope, have been wise enough to attend to the advice
given them in the preceding pages, although it was deli-
vered to them by one as insignificant as a Mouse.
Part the Second.

INTRODUCTION.

It is now some months since I took leave of my little read-
ers, promising, in case I should ever hear any farther tid-
ings of either Nimble or Longtail, I would certainly commu-
~ nicate it to them; and, as I think it extremely wrong not to
fulfil any engagement we enter into, I look upon myself
bound to give them all the information I have since gained,
relating to those two little animals; and I doubt not but
they will be glad to hear what happened to them, after
Nimble was frightened from my writing-table by the entrance
of my servant. If I recollect right, I have already told you
that I frequently peeped into the hole in the skirting-board,
and laid bits of cake to try to entice my little companion
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back, but all to no purpose: and I had quite given over all
hopes of ever again seeing him, when one day, as I was put-
ting my hand into a large jar, which had some Turkey figs
in it, I felt something soft at the bottom, and, taking it out,
found it to be a poor little mouse, not quite dead, but so
starved and weak, that upon my placing it upon the table,
it had not strength sufficient to get from me. A little boy
happened to be standing by me, who, upon the sight of the
mouse, began to beg me te give i to the cat, or kill it, “ For
I don’t like mice,” said he; “pray Ma’am, put it away.”
“Not like mice !” replied I; “ what can be your objection
to such a little soft creature as this?” And taking advan-
tage of its weakness, I picked it up, and held it in the palm
of one hand, whilst I stroked it with the fingers of my right.
“ Poor little mouse!” said I, “who can be afraid of such
a little object as this? Do you not feel ashamed of yourself,
Joseph, to fear such a little creature as this? Only look at
it: observe how small it is: and then consider your own size,
and surely, my dear, you will blush to’ think of being no
more of a man than to feara mouse? Look at me, Joseph,”
continued I; “see, I will kiss it; Iam not at all afraid that
it will hurt me.” When lifting it up towards my face, I

heard it say, in the faintest voice possible: “Do you not
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know me?” I instantly recollected my little friend Nimble,
and rejoiced at so unexpectedly finding him. ‘“ What, is it
you, little Nimble,” exclaimed I, “that I again behold? Be-
lieve me, I am heartily rejoiced once more to find you; but
tell me, where have you been, what have you done, whom
have you seen, and what have you learfed since you last left
me?” “Oh!” replied he, in a voice so low I could scarcely
hear him, “TI have seen many things; but I am so faint and
weak for want of food and fresh air, that I doubt I shall
never live to tell you: but, for pity’s sake, have compassion
o1 me; either put me out of my present misery, by instantly
killing me, or else give me something to eat; for, if you
knew my sufferings, I am sure it would grieve your heart.”
“ Kill you!” returned I; “no, that I will not; on the con-
trary, I will try by every method to restore you to health,
and all the happiness a Mouse is capable of feeling.” I then
instantly sent for some bread, and had the satisfaction of
seeing him eat very heartily of it; after which he seemed
much refreshed, and began to move about a little more suit-
able to his name; for, in truth, when I first found him, no
living creature in the world could appear less deserving of
the appellation of Nimble. I then fetched him a little milk,

and gave him a lump of sugar to nibble; after eating of
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which he begged to retire into some safe little hole to take
a nap, from whence he promised to return as soon as he
should wake; and accordingly, in about an hour, he again

appeared on my table, and began as follows:—
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OF

@ Powe.

[ was frightened away from you just as I was going to
implore your compassion for any unfortunate Mouse that
might happen to fall within your power, lest you should
destroy my dear and only surviving brother Longtail ;
but somebody, entering the room, prevented me; and
after I had regained my hiding-place, I resolved to quit
the house, and once more set out in search of my beloved
brother. Accordingly,-with great difficulty I made my
way out of the house; but my distress was much increased
upon finding the snow so deep upon the ground, that it
was impossible for me to attempt to stir; as, upon step-
ping one foot out to try, 1 found it far too deep for me
to fathom the bottom. This greatly distressed me.
“Alas!” said I to myself, “what shall I do now! To
proceed is impossible; and to return is very melancholy,
without any tidings of my dear, dear Longtail!” But I
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was interrupted in the midst of these reflections by the
appearance of two cats, who came running with such
violence as to pass by without observing me; however,
it put me in such consternation, that, regardless of whi-
ther I went, I sprang forward, and sank so deep in the
snow, that I must inevitably soon have perished, had not
a boy come to the very place where I was, to gather snow
for making snow-balls to throw at his companions. Hap-
pily for me, he took me up in his hand, in the midst of
the snow, which not less alarmed me, when I considered
the sufferings I had before endured, and the cruel death
of my brother Brighteyes, from the hands of boys. “Oh!”
thought I to myself, “what new tortures shall I now
experience? Better had I perished in the cold show,
than be spared only to be tormented by the cruel hands
of unthinking children.”

Searcely had I made this reflection, when the boy
called out, upon seeing me move, “ Lud! what have I
got here!” at the same instant tossing the handful of
snow from him in a violent hurry, without attempting to
press it intoa ball. Over I turned, head and heels, won-
dering what farther would be my fate, when I fell un-
hurt upon some hay, which was laid in the yard to fodder
the cows and horses. Here I lay some time, so fright-
ened by my adventure as to be unable to move, and my
little heart beat as if it would baye burst its way through
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my breast: nor were my apprehensions at all diminished
by the approach of a man, who gathered the hay up in
his arms, and carried it (with me in the midst of it) into
the stable; where, after littering down the horses, he left
me once more to my own reflections.

After he had been gone some time, and all things were
quiet, I hegan to look about me, and soon found my way
into a corn-bin, where I made a most delicious supper,
and slept free from any disturbance till the morning,
when, fearing I might be discovered, in case he should
want any of the oats for his horses, I returned by the
same place I had entered, and hid myself in one corner
of the hay-loft, where I passed the whole of the day more
free from alarm than often falls to the lot of any of my
species; and, in the evening, again returned to regale
myself with corn, as T had done the night before. The
great abundance with which I was surrounded, strongly
tempted me to continue where I was ; but then the
thoughts of my absent brother embittered all my peace,
and the advice of my mother came so much across my
mind, that I determined before the next morning I would
again venture forth and seek my fortune and my brother.
Accordingly, after having eaten a very hearty meal, I left
the bin, and was attempting to get out of the stable,
when one of the horses, being taken suddenly ill, made

.80 much noise with his kicking and struggling, as to
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alarm the family; and the coachman, entering with a
lantern in his hand, put me into such a consternation,
that I ran for shelter into the pocket of a great-coat,
which hung upon a peg next the harness of the horses.
Here I lay snug for some hours, not daring to stir, as I
smelt the footsteps of a cat frequently pass by, and heard
the coachman extol her good qualities to a man who ac-
companied him to the stable, saying she was the best
mouser in the kingdom. “I do not believe,” added he,
“T have a mouse in the stable or loft, she keeps so good
a look out. For the last two days, I have lent her to the
cook, to put into her pantry; but I have got her back
again, and would not part with her for a crown; no, not
for the best silver crown that ever was coined in the
Tower.” Then, through a little moth hole in the lining
of the coat, I saw him lift her up, stroke her, and put her
upon the back of one of the horses, where she stretched
herself out, and went to sleep.

In this situation I did not dare to stir. I had too
often seen how eager cats are to watch mice, to venture
out of the pocket whilst she was so near me, especially
as I did not at all know the holes or cracks round the
stable, and should, therefore, had she jumped down, have
been at a loss whither to run. So I determined to con-
tinue where I was, either till hunger should force me out,
or the absence of the cat give a better opportunity of
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escaping. But scarcely had I taken up this resolution,
than the coachman again entered, and, suddenly taking
the coat from the peg, put it on, and marched out, with
me in his pocket.

It is utterly impossible to describe my fear and con-
sternation at this event. To jump out whilst in the
stable would have exposed me to the jaws of the cat,
and to attempt it when out of doors was but again sub-
jecting myself to be frozen to death, for the snow con-
tinued still on the ground ; yet, to stay in his pocket was
running the chance of suffering a still more dreadful death
by the barbarous hands of man, and nothing did I expect,
in case he should find me, but either to be tortured like
Softdown, or given to be the sport of his favourite cat—
a fate almost as much to be dreaded as the other. How-
ever, it was soon put out of my power to determine; for
whilst I was debating in my own mind what course I had
better take, he mounted the coach-box and drove away
with me in his pocket, till he came to a large house,
about a mile distant from this place, where he put down
the company he had in the coach, and then drove into
the yard. But he had not been there many moments,
before the coachman of the family he was come to invited
him into the kitchen to warm himself, drink a mug of ale,
and eat a mouthful of cold meat. As soon as he entered,
and had paid the proper compliments to the Mrs. Betties
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and Maries at the place, he pulled off his great-coat and
hung it across the back of his chair. T instantly seized
the opportunity, and, whilst they were all busy assembling
round the luncheon table, made my escape, and ran un-
der a cupboard door close to the chimney, where I had
an opportunity of seeing and hearing all that passed, part
of which conversation I will relate to you.

“Well, Mr. John,” said a footman, addressing himself
to the man whose pocket I had just left, “how fare you?
Are you pretty hearty? You look well, I am sure.”
“ Ay, and so I am,” replied he: “I never was better in
all my life. I live comfortably, have a good master and
mistress, eat and drink bravely, and what can a man
wish for more? For my part, I am quite contented;
and if I do but continue to enjoy my health, I am sure I
shall be very ungrateful not to be so.” « That’s true,”
said the other; “ but the misfortune of it is, people never
know when they are well off, but are apt to fret and wish,
and wish and fret, for something or other all their lives,
and so never have any enjoyment. Now, for my own
part, T must needs confess, that I cannot help wishing I
was a gentleman, and think I should be a deal happier
if I were.” “ Pshaw!” replied John, “I don’t like now
to hear a man say so; it looks as if you were diseon-
tented with the state in which you are placed; and, de-
pend upon it, you are in the one that is fittest for you,
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or you would not have been put into it. Andas for be-
ing happier if you were a gentleman, I don’t know what
to say to that. To be sure, to have a little more money
in one’s pocket, nobody can deny that it would be very
agreeable; and to be at liberty to come in and go out
when one pleased, to be sure, would be very comfortable,
But still, Robert, still you may assure yourself, that no
state in this world is free from care 3 and if we were
turned into lords, we should find many causes for uneasi-
ness. So here’s your good health,” said he, lifting the
mug to his mouth, “ wishing, my lad, you may be con-
tented, cheerful, and good-humoured ; for without these
three requisites—content, cheerfulness, and good humour,
nO one person upon earth, rich or poor, old or young,
can ever feel comfortable or happy; and so here’s to you,
T say.” “And here’s the same good wishes to you,”
said a clean, decent-looking woman servant, who took up
the mug upon John’s putting it down. « Content, cheer-
fulness, and good humour, I think, was the toast.” Then
wiping her mouth, as she began her speech, she added,
“and an excellent one it is 3 I wish all folks would mind
it, and endeavour to acquire three such good qualifica-
tions.” “T am sure,” rejoined another female servant,
whose name I heard was Sarah, “I wish so too 3 at least,
I wish Miss Mary would try to gain a little more of the

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good humour, for I never came near such a cross crab in
my life as it is. I declare I hate the sight of the girl;
she is such a proud little minx, she would not vouchsafe
to speak to a poor servant for the world ; as ifshe thought,
because we are poorer, we were therefore not of the same
nature. Her sisters, I think, are worth ten of her, they
always reply so civilly if a body speaks to them, and say,
‘Yes, if you please, Sarah,’ or, ‘No, thank you, Robert,
or ‘I should be obliged to you if you would do so and
so, Ellen ;’ and not plain ‘Yes,’ or ‘No,’ as she does, and
well too if you can get even that from her, for sometimes,
I declare, she will not deign to give one any answer at
all.” “Ay, that is a sure thing she won't,” replied the
maid servant who first drank. “It is a sad thing she
should behave so. I can’t think, for my part, where she
learns it. I am sure neither her papa nor mamma set
her the example of it, for they always speak as pretty and
as kind as it is possible to do; and I have heard, with
my own ears, my mistress tell her of it twenty and twenty
times, but she will do so. I am sure it is a sad thing
that she should, for she will always make people dislike
her. Iam sure, if young gentlemen and ladies did but
know how it makes people love them to speak civilly
and kind, they would take great care Pot to behave like
Miss Mary. Do you know, the other day, when Mrs.
Lime’s servant brought litt}g Miss Margaret to see my mis-
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tress, as she went away, she made a curtsey to Miss Mary,
and said, ‘Good morning to you, Miss.’ And, would you
think it, the child stood like a stake, and never returned
it so much as by a nod of the head, nor did she open her
lips. I saw by her looks the servant took notice of it,
and, I am sure, I have such a regard for the family, that
I felt quite ashamed of her behaviour.” « Oh! she
served me worse than that,” resumed Sarah 3 “for, would
you believe it, the other day I begged her to be so kind
as to let her mamma know I wanted to speak with her ;
and I did not choose to go into the room myself, because
I was dirty, and there was company there; but for all
I desired her over and over only just to step in (and she
was at play close to the door), yet, could you suppose it
possible, she was ill-natured enough to refuse me, and
would not do it at last.” « Well, if ever I heard the like
of that!” exclaimed John, whose pocket I had been in ;
“T think that was being cross indeed; and if a child of
mine were to behave in that surly manner, I would whip
it to death almost. I abominate such unkind doings ;
let every one, I say, do as they like to be done by, and
that is the only way to be happy, and the only way to
deserve to be so; for if folks will not try to be kind, and
oblige others, why should any body try to please them?

And if Miss Mary were my girl, and chose to behave rude
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and cross to the servants, if I were her papa, I would
order them to refuse doing anything for her. I would
soon humble her pride, I warrant you; for nobody should
make her puddings, or cut her bread, or do anything for
her, till she learned to be kind, and civil, and thankful
too, for all that was done for her. I have no notion, for
my part, of a child giving herself such airs for nothing ;
and, because her parents happen to have a little more
money in their pockets, for that reason to think she may
be rude to poor folks; but though servants are poor, still
surely they are richer than she is: I should like to ask
her how much she has got, and which way she came by
it? A child, I am sure, is no richer than a beggar; for
they have not a farthing that is not given them through
mere bounty ; whereas, a servant who works for his living,
has a right and just claim to his wages, and may truly
call them his own; but a child has not one farthing that
is not its parents’. So here’s my service to you, Miss,”
said he, (again lifting the ale-mug to his mouth,) “and,
wishing her a speedy reformation of manners, I drink
to her very good health.”

John drank to the bottom of the mug; and then shak-
ing the last drop into the ashes under the grate, he told
the following story, as he sat swinging the mug by its
handle across his two fore-fingers, which he had joined
for that purpose.
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“ When my father was a young man, he lived at one
Mr. Speedgo’s, as upper footman ; they were vastly rich.
Mr. Speedgo was a merchant, and by good luck he
gathered gold as fast as his neighbours would pick up
stones (as a body may say). So they kept two or three
carriages ; there was a coach, and a chariot, and a phaeton,
and I can’t tell what besides, and a power of servants,
you may well suppose, to attend them all; and very well
they lived, with plenty of victuals and drink. But, though
they wanted for nothing, still they never much loved either
their master or mistress, they used to give their orders in
so haughty and imperious a manner; and, if asked a civil
question, would answer so shortly, as if they thought
their servants not worthy of their notice: so that, in short,
no one loved them, nor their children either, for they
brought them up just like themselves, to despise every
one poorer than they were, and to speak as cross to their
servants, as if they had been so many adders they were
afraid would bite them.

“T have heard my father say, that, if Master Speedgo
wanted his horse to be got ready, he would say, ‘Saddle
my horse!’ in such a displeasing manner as made it quite
a burthen to do anything for him. Or if the young ladies
wanted a piece of bread and butter, or cake, they would
say, ‘ Give me a bit of cake;’ or, if they added the word
‘pray’ to it, they spoke in such a grumpy way, as plainly
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shewed they thought themselves a great deal better than
their servants; forgetting that an honest servant is just
as worthy a member of society as his master; and, whilst
he behaves well, as much deserving of civility as anybody,
But to go on with my story. [have already told you Mr.
Speedgo was very rich and very proud; nor would he, on
any account, suffer any one to visit at his house whom
he thought below him, as he called it; or at least, if he
did, he always took care to behave to them in such a
manner as plainly to let them know he thought he shew-
ed a mighty favour in conversing with them.

“ Among the rest of the servants, there was one Mary
Mount, as good-hearted a girl, my father said, as ever
lived. She had never received much education, because
her parents could not afford to give her any; and she
learned to read after she was at Mr. Speedgo’s from one
of the housemaids, who was kind enough to teach her a
little; but, you may suppose, from such sort of teaching,
she was no very good scholar. However, she read well
enough to be able to make out some chapters in the Bi-
ble; and an excellent use she made of them, carefully ful-
filling every duty she there found recommended as neces-
sary for a Christian to practise. She used often to say
she was perfectly contented in her station, and only wish-
ed for more money that she might have it in her power
todo more good. And sometimes, when she was dress-
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ing and attending the young ladies of the family, she
would advise them to behave prettier than they did, tell-
ing them, that, by kindness and civility, they would be
so far from losing respect, that, on the contrary, they
would much gain it. ‘ For we cannot, she would very
truly say, ‘ have any respect for those people who seem
to forget their human nature, and behave as if they
thought themselves superior to the rest of their fellow
creatures. Young ladies and gentlemen have no occasion
to make themselves very intimate or familiar with their
servants; but everybody ought to speak civilly and good-
humouredly, let it be to whom it may; and if I were a la-
dy, I should make it a point never to look crossly or
speak gruffly to the poor, for fear they should think I had
forgotten I was of the same human nature as they were.’
By hints of this kind, which every now and then she
would give to the misses, they were prodigiously offend-
ed, and complained of her insolence, as they called it, to
their mamma, who very wrongly, instead of teaching
them to behave better, joined with them in blaming Mary
for her freedom; and, to shew her displeasure at her con-
duct, she would put on a still haughtier air, whenever she
spoke to her, than she did to any other of the servants.
Mary, however, continued to behave extremely well; and
often very seriously lamented in the kitchen the wrong
behaviour of the family, ‘I don't mind it, she would
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say, ‘ for my own part; I know I do my duty; and their
cross looks and proud behaviour can do me no real harm;
but I cannot help grieving for their sakes; it distresses
me to think that people, who ought to know better,
should, by their ill conduct, make themselves so many
enemies, when they could so easily gain friends. I am
astonished how anybody can act so foolishly.’

“Tn this sensible manner she would frequently talk
about the sin as well as the folly of pride. And, one day,
as she was talking to her fellow-servants, rather louder
than in prudence she ought to have done, her two young
ladies overheard her; and the next time she went to dress
them, they inquired what it was she had been saying to
the other servants. ‘ Indeed, ladies,’ said she, ‘ I hope
you will excuse my telling you. I think, if you give
yourselves time to reflect a little, you will not insist up-
on knowing, as it is beneath such rich ladies as you are,
to concern yourselves with what poor servants talk about.’
This answer did not, however, satisfy them, and they
positively commanded her to let them know. Mary was
by far too good a woman to attempt to deceive any one;
she therefore replied, ‘ If, ladies, you insist upon know-
ing what I said, I hope you will not take anything amiss
that I may tell you, thus compelled as I am by your
commands. You must know, then, Miss Eliza and Miss
Rachel, that I was saying how sad a thing it is for people
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to be proud because they are rich; or to fancy, because
they happen to have a little more money, that for that
reason they are better than their servants, when in reality
the whole that makes one person better than another is,
having superior virtues, being kinder and more good-
natured, and readier to assist and serve their fellow-crea-
tures; these are the qualifications, I was saying, that
make people beloved, and not being possessed of money.
Money may, indeed, enable its possessors to procure ser-
yants to do their business for them; but it is not in the
power of all the riches in the world to purchase the love
and esteem of any one. What a sad thing then it is,
when gentlefolks behave so as to make themselves de-
spised; and that will ever be the case with all those who,
like (excuse me, ladies, you insisted upon my telling you
what I said) Miss Eliza, and Miss Rachel, and Master
James, shew such contempt to all their inferiors. No-
body could wish children of their fortunes to make them-
selves too free, or to play with their servants; but if they
were little kings and queens, still they ought to speak
kind and civil to every one. Indeed our King and Queen
would scorn to behave like the children of this family, and
if, She was going on, but they stopped her, say-
ing, ‘If you say another word, we will push you out of
the room this moment, you rude, bold, insolent woman;



you ought to be ashamed of speaking so disrespectfully
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of your betters; but we will tell our mamma, that we will,
and she won't suffer you to allow your tongue such liber-
ties.’ ‘If, replied Mary, ‘Ihave offended you, I am
sorry for it, and beg your pardon, ladies. I am sure, I
had no wish to do so; and you should remember that you
hoth insisted upon my telling you what I had been say-
ing.’ ‘So we did,’ said they; ‘but you had no business
to say it at all; and we promise you our mamma shall
know it.’

“ In this manner they went on for some time; but, to
make short of my story, they represented the matter in
such a manner to their mother, that she dismissed Mary
from her service, with a strict charge never to visit the
house again, ‘ For, said Mrs. Speedgo, ‘no servant
who behaves as you have done, shall ever enter my doors
again, or eat another mouthful in my house.’ Mary had
no desire so suddenly to quit her place; but as her con-
science perfectly acquitted her of any wilful crime, after
receiving her wages, respectfully wishing all the family
their health, and taking a friendly leave of her fellow-ser-
vants, she left the house, and soon engaged herself as
dairymaid in a farmer's family, about three miles off, in
which place she behaved so extremely well, and so much
to the satisfaction of her master and mistress, that, after
she had lived there a little more than two years, she was
married, with their entire approbation, to their eldest
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son, a sober, worthy young man, to whom his father gave
a fortune not much less than three thousand pounds, with
which he bought and stocked a very pretty farm in Som-
ersetshire, where they lived as happy as virtue and afflu-
ence could make them. By industry and care, they pros-
pered beyond their utmost expectations, and by their
prudence and good behaviour gained the esteem and love
of all who knew them.

“To their servants (for they soon acquired riches
enough to keep three or four, I mean household ones, be-
sides the number that were employed in the farming bu-
siness) they behaved with such kindness and civility, that
had they even given less wages than their neighbours,
they would never have been in want of any, every one
being desirous of getting into a family where they were
treated with such kindness and condescension.

“In this happy manner they continued to live for
many years, bringing up a large family of children to im-
itate their virtues. But one great mortification they were
obliged to submit to, which was that of putting their chil-
dren very early to a boarding-school, a circumstance
which the want of education in Mrs., and indeed I may
add, Mr. Flail, rendered absolutely necessary.

“ But I am afraid, Mrs. Sarah and Mrs. Ellen, you
will be tired, as I have but half done my story; but I
will endeavour to make short work of it, though, indeed,
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it deserves to be noticed, for it will teach one a great deal,
and convince one how little the world’s riches are to be
depended on.

“T have said, you know, that Mr. Speedgo was a mer-
chant, and a very rich one, too. It is unknown what
vast sums of money he used to spend! when,—would
you think it?—either through spending it too fast, or some
losses he met with in trade, he broke all to nothing, and
had not a farthing to pay his creditors. I forget how
many thousand pounds he owed; but it was a vast great
many. Well, this, you may be sure, was a great morti-
fication to them; they begged for mercy from their cre-
ditors; but as, in their prosperity, they had never shewn
much mercy themselves to those they thought beneath
them, so now they met with very little from others: the
poor saying they deserved it for their pride; the rich con-
demning them for their presumption, in trying to vie
with those of superior birth; and those who had been less
successful in business, blaming them for their extrava-
gance, which, they said, had justly brought on them their
misfortunes.

“Tn this distress, in vain it was they applied for assist-
ance to those whom they had esteemed their friends; for,
as they had never been careful to form their connections
with people of real merit, only seeking to be acquainted
with such as were rich and prosperous, so now, when they
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could no longer return their civilities, they found none
ready to shew them any; but every one seemed anxious
to keep from them as much as possible. Thus distressed,
and finding no one willing to help them, the young squire,
Master James, was obliged to go tosea; while Miss Eliza
and Miss Rachel were even forced to try to get their liv-
ing by service, a way of life they were both ill qualified
to undertake, for they had always so accustomed them-
selves to be waited on and attended, that they scarcely
knew how to help themselves, much less how to work for
others; the consequence of which was, they gave so lit-
tle satisfaction to their employers, that they staid but a
short time in a place; and from so frequently changing,
no family, that wished to be well settled, would admit
them; for they thought it impossible they could be good
servants whom no one thought worthy of keeping.

“ Tt is impossible to describe the many and great mor-
tifications those two young ladies met with. They now
frequently recollected the words of Mary Mount, and ear-
nestly wished they had attended to them whilst it was in
their power, as, by so doing, they would have secured to
themselves friends. And they very forcibly found, that,
although they were poor and servants, yet they were as
sensible of kind treatment and civility as if they had
been richer,

After they had been for some years changing from
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place to place, always obliged to put up with very low
wages, on account of their being so ill qualified as ser-
vants, it happened that Miss Eliza got into service at
Watchet, a place about three miles distant from Mr. Flail’s
farm. Here she had a violent fit of illness, and not hav-
ing been long enough in the family to engage their gen-
erosity to keep her, she was dismissed on account of her
ill health rendering her wholly incapable of doing the
business for which she had been hired. She then, with
the very little money she had, procured a lodging in a
miserable little dirty cottage; but, through weakness, be-
ing unable to work, she soon exhausted her stock, and
was even obliged to quit this habitation, bad as it was,
and for some days supported herself wholly by begging
from door to door, often meeting with very unkind lan-
guage for soidle an employment; some people telling her
to go to her parish, when, alas! her parish was many miles
distant, and she, poor creature, had no means of getting
there.

“ At last she wandered, in this distressful situation, to
the house of Mr. Flail, and walked into the farm-yard,
just at the time the cows were being milked. She, who
for a long time had tasted nothing but bits of broken
bread, and had no drink besides the water she had scoop-
ed up in her hands, looked at the fresh milk with a most
wishful eye; and, going to the women who were milking,
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she besought them, in a moving manner, to give her a
draught, as she was almost ready to perish.‘ For pity’s
sake, said she, ‘have compassion upon a poor wretch,
dying with sickness, hunger, and thirst. It is a long
time since I tasted a mouthful of wholesome victuals ; my
lips are now almost parched with thirst, and I am so faint
for want, that I can scarcely stand; my sufferings are very
great indeed, it would melt a heart of stone to hear the
story of my woes. Oh! have pity upon a fellow-creature,
then, and give me one draught of that milk, which can
never be missed out of so great a quantity as you have
there, and may you never, never, know what it is to suffer
as I now do!’ To this piteous request she received for
answer the common one of ‘ Go about your business; we
have nothing for you, so don’t come here.’ ‘We should
have enough to do, indeed,’ said one of the milkers, ‘ if
we were to give to every idle beggar who would like a
draught of this delicious milk! But no, indeed, we shall
not give you a drop! So, go about your business, and
don’t come plaguing us here.’ Mrs. Flail, who happened
to be in the yard with one of her children, who was feed-
ing the chickens, overheard enough of this to make her
come forward and inquire what was the matter. ‘ Nothing,
ma'am,’ replied the milkmaid, ‘ only I was sending away
this nasty dirty creature, who was so bold as to come ask-
ing for milk, indeed! But beggars grow so impudent
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now-a-days, there never was the like of it.’ ‘Oh fie!’ re-
turned Mrs. Flail, shocked at her inhuman way of speak-
ing, ‘ fie upon you, to speak in so unkind a manner of a
poor creature in distress.’ Then turning to the beggar,
she inquired what she wanted, in so mild a tone of voice
that it encouraged her to speak and tell her distress.

“ Mrs. Flail listened with the greatest attention, and
could not help being struck with her speech and appear-
ance ; for, though she was clothed in rags (having parted
with all her better clothes to pay for lodging and food),
still there was a something in her language and manner
which discovered that she was no common beggar. Eliza
had stood all the time with her eyes fixed upon the ground,
scarcely once lifting them to look at the face of Mrs. Flail ;
and shewas so changed herself by her troubles and sickness,
that it was impossible for any one, who had ever seen Miss
Speedgo, to recollect her in her present miserable state.
Mrs. Flail, however, wanted no farther inducement to re-
lieve her than to hear she was in want, ‘ Every fellow-
creature in distress,’ she used to say, ‘was a proper object
of her bounty; and, whilst she was blessed with plenty,
she thought it her duty to relieve, as far as she prudently
eould, all whom she knew to be in need.’ She therefore
fetched a mug, and, filling it with milk herself, gave it
to the poor woman to drink, « Here,’ said she, ‘ take
this, good woman, and I hope it will refresh and be of
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service to you.’ Eliza held out her hand for it, and, lift-
ing her eyes up to look at Mrs. Flail, whilst she thanked
her for her kindness, was greatly astonished to discover
in her benefactress the features of her old servant Mary
Mount. ‘ Bless me!’ said she, with an air of confusion,
‘What do I see? Who is it? WhereamI? Madam,
pardon my boldness, but pray forgive me, ma’am, is not
your name Mount?’ ‘It was,’ replied Mrs. Flail, ‘ but
T have been married thirteen years to Mr. Flail, and that
is my name now. But, pray, where did you ever see me
before? Or how came you to know anything of me?’
Poor Eliza could return no answer; her shame at being
seen by her servant that was, in her present condition,
and the consciousness of having so ill-treated that very
servant to whose kindness she was now indebted, all to-
gether were too much for her in her weak state, and she
fell senseless at Mrs. Flail’s feet.

“This still added to Mrs. Flail’s surprise, and she
had her carried into the house and laid upon a bed, where
she used every means to bring her to herself again:
which, after a considerable time, succeeded: and she then
(covered with shame and remorse) told her who she was,
and how she came into that miserable condition. No
words can describe the astonishment Mrs. Flail was in,.
at hearing the melancholy story of her sufferings: nor is.

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it possible to tell with what generosity and kindness she
strove to comfort her, telling her to compose herself, for
she should no longer be in want of anything. ‘ I have,
thank Heaven,’ said she, ‘a most worthy good man for
my husband, who will rejoice with me in having it in
his power to relieve a suffering fellow-creature. Do not,
therefore, any longer distress yourself upon what passed
between us formerly. I had, for my part, forgotten it,
if you had not now reminded me of it; but, however I
might then take the liberty to censure you for too much
haughtiness, I am sure I have no occasion to do so now.
Think no more, therefore, I beseech you, upon times
which are now past; but be comforted, and make your-
selfas happy in my humble plain manner of living as you
possibly can do.’

“ She then furnished her with some of her own clothes,
till she could procure her new ones, and sent immediately
for a physician from the next town; by following of whose
prescription, together with good nursing, and plenty of
all necessaries, she soon recovered her health; but she
was too deeply affected with the thoughts of her former
misconduct ever to feel happy in her situation, though
Mrs. Flail used every method in her power to render her
as comfortable as possible. Nor did she confine her good-
ness only to this one daughter, but sent also for her sis-
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ter and mother, (her father being dead,) and fitted up a
neat little house for them near her own. But as the
Flails could not afford wholly to maintain them for no-
thing, they intrusted the poultry to their care, which
enabled them to do with one servant less; and by that
means they could, without any great expense, afford to
give them sufficient to make their lives comfortable, that
is, as far as their own reflections would let them; for the
last words Mrs. Speedgo said to Mary, when she parted
from her, dwelt continually upon her mind, and filled her
W@ shame and remorse.

“«T told her,’ said she, ‘ that she should never again
come into my doors, or eat another mouthful in my house;
and now it is her bounty alone which keeps us all from
perishing! Oh! how unworthy are we of such good-
ness! True, indeed, was what she told you, that kind-
ness and virtue were far more valuable than riches.
Goodness and kindness no time nor change can take
from us; but riches soon fly, as it were, away, and then
what are we the better for having been once possessed
of them?’” :

Here Mr. John stopped, and jumping hastily up, and
turning round to Mrs. Sarah, Mrs. Ellen, and Mr. Robert,
exclaimed, rubbing his hands—“ There, ladies, 1 have
finished my story ; and, let me tell you, so long preaching

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has made my throat dry; so another mug of ale, if you
please, Master Bobby,” (tapping him at the same time
upon the shoulder), “ Another mug of ale, my boy: for
faith, talking at the rate I have done, is enough to wear
a man’s lungs out; and, in truth, I have need of some-
thing to hearten me after such fatigue.”

“ Well, I am sure,” replied Sarah and Ellen, im the
same breath, “ we are greatly obliged to you for your his-
tory; and I am sure it deserves to be framed and glazed,
and it ought to be hung up in the hall of every family,
that all people may see the sad effects of pride, and hew
little cause people have, because they are rich, to despise
those who are poor; since it frequently happens, that
those who this year are like little kings, may the next be
beggars; and then they will repent, when it is too late,
of all their pride, and the unkindness they showed to those
beneath them.”

Here the conversation was put a stop to by the bell
ringing, and John being ordered to drive to the door.
I, who during the whole of the history had been feasting
upon a mince-pie, now thought it prudent to conceal my-
self in a little hole in the wainscot of the closet, where,
finding myself very safe, I did not awake till mid-
night..

After the family were all retired to rest, I peeped out of
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the hole, and there saw just such another frightful trap
as that which was the prelude to poor Softdown’s suffer-
ings. Startled at the sight, I retreated back as expedi- -
tiously as possible, nor ever stopped till I found my way
into a bed-chamber, where lay two little girls fast
asleep.

I looked about for some time, peeping into every hole
and corner before I could find anything to eat, there be-
ing not so much as a candle in the room with them. At
last I crept into a little leathern trunk, which stood on
a table, not shut down quite close; here I instantly smelt
something good, but was obliged to gnaw through a great
deal of linen to get at it; it was wrapped up in a lap-bag,
amongst a vast quantity of work. However, I made my
way through half a hundred folds, and at last was amply
repaid by finding out a nice piece of plum cake, and the
pips of an apple, which I could easily get at, one half of
it having been eaten away. Whilst thus engaged, I heard
a cat mew, and, not knowing how near she might be, I
endeavoured to jump out; but, in the hurry, I somehow
or other entangled myself in the muslin, and pulled that,
trunk and all, down with me; for the trunk stood half
off the table, so that the least touch in the world might
overset it, otherwise my weight could never have tumbled
it down.
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The noise of the fall, however, waked the children, and
T heard one say to the other, “ Bless me! Mary, what is
that noise? What can it be! Iam almost frightened out
of my wits! Do, pray, sister, hug me close!” “ Poh! ”
replied the other, “ never mind it! What in the world
need you be frightened at? What do you suppose will
hurt you? It sounded as if something had fallen down;
but as it has not fallen upon us, and I do not hear any-
body stirring, or speaking as if they were hurt, what need
we care about it? So, pray, Ann, let us go to sleep again;
for as yet I have not had half sufficient, I am sure. I
hope morning is not eoming yet, for I am not at all ready
to get up.” “ I am sure,” answered the other, “ I wish
it were morning and daylight now, for I should like to
get up vastly; I do not like to lie here in the dark any
longer. I have a great mind to ring the bell, and then
mamma or somebody will come to us with a candle.”
“ And what,” rejoined Mary, “ will be the use of that?
Do you want a candle to light you to look for the wounds
the noise has given you; or what can you wish to dis-
turb mamma for? Come, let me cuddle you, and do go
to sleep, child; for I cannot think what occasion there
is for us to keep awake because we have heard a noise.
IT never knew that noise had teeth or claws to hurt one
with; and I am.sure this has not hurt me; and so, whe-
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ther you choose to lie awake or not, I will go to sleep,
and so good-bye to you, and pray do not disturb me any
wore, for I cannot talk any longer.” “ But, Mary,” again
replied the other, “ pray do not go to sleep yet, I want
to speak to you.” “ Well, what do you want to say?”
inquired Mary. “ Why, pray have you not very often,”
said Ann, “heard of thieves breaking into people’s houses
and robbing them? And I am sadly afraid that noise
was made by some rogues coming in; so pray, Mary, do
not go to sleep; I am in such a fright and tremble, you
cannot think. Speak, Mary, have not you, I say, heard
of thieves?” “ Yes,” replied Mary, in a very sleepy voice,
“a great many times.” “ Well, then, pray, sister, do not
go to sleep,” said Ann, in a peevish accent; “ suppose,
I say, that noise I heard should be thieves, what should
we do? What will become of us? Oh! what shall we
dot” “ Why, go to sleep, I tell you,” said Mary, “ as
fast as you can! At least, do pray let me; for I cannot
say I am in the smallest fear about housebreakers or
housemakers either; and of all the robberies I ever
heard of in all my life, I never heard of thieves steal-
ing little girls; so do, there’s a dear girl, go to sleep
again, and do not so foolishly frighten yourself out
of your wits for nothing.” “ Well,” replied Ann,
“T will not keep you awake any longer; but I am
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sure I shall not be able to get another wink of sleep all
night.”

Here the conversation ended, and T could not help
thinking how foolish it was for people to permit them-
selves to be terrified for nothing. Here is a little girl,
now, thought I, in a nice clean room, and covered up
warm in bed, with pretty green curtains drawn round
her, to keep the wind from her head, and the light in the
morning from her eyes; and yet she is distressing her-
self, and making herself really uncomfortable, and un-
happy, only because I, a poor, little, harmless mouse,
with scarcely strength sufficient to gnaw a nutshell, hap-
pened to jump from the table, and throw down, perhaps,
her own box. Oh! what a pity it is, that people should
so destroy their own confort! How sweetly might this
child have passed the night, if she had but, like her sister,
wisely reflected that a noise could not possibly hurt her ;
and that, had any of the family occasioned it, by falling
down, or running against anything in the dark which
hurt them, most likely they would have heard some more
stirring about.

And upon this subject the Author cannot help, in
human form (as well as in that of a mouse), observing
how extremely ridiculous it is for people to suffer them-
selves to be terrified upon every trifling occasion that
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happens ; as if they had no more resolution than a mouse
itself, which is liable to be destroyed every meal it makes,
And, surely, nothing can be more absurd than for chil-
dren to be afraid of thieves and housebreakers ; since, as
little Mary said, they never want to seek after children.
Money is all they want; and as children have very seldom
much of that in their possession, they may assure them-
selves they are perfectly safe, and have therefore no occa-
sion to alarm themselves if they hear a noise, without
being able to make out what it is; unless, indeed, like
the child I have just been writing about, they would be
so silly as to be frightened at a little mouse ; for most
commonly the noises we hear if we lie awake in the
night, are caused by mice running about and playing
behind the wainscot ; and what reasonable person would
suffer themselves to be alarmed by such little crea-
tures as these? But it is time I should return to the
history of my little make-believe companion, who went
on saying—

The conversation I have been relating I overheard as
I lay concealed in a shoe, that stood close by the bedside,
and into which I ran the moment I had jumped off the
table, and where I kept snug till the next morning ; when,
just as the clock was striking eight, the same Ellen,
whom I had seen the day before in the kitchen, entered
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the apartment, and accosted the young ladies, saying,
“ Good morning to you, ladies ; do you know that it is
time to get up?” “Then, pray, Ellen, lace my stays,
will you?” said Miss Ann. “ But lace mine first, and
give me my other shoes; for those I wore yesterday must
be brushed, because I stepped in the dirt; and so, when
you go down you must remember and brush them, and
then let me have them again,” said Mary; “but come
and dress me now.”

Well, thought I, this is a rude way of speaking, indeed,
something like Miss Ann Artless, at the house where my
poor dear Softdown was so cruelly massacred. I am sure,
I hope I shall not meet with the like fate here, and I
wish I were safe out of this shoe. For, perhaps, presently
it may be wanted to be put on Mary's foot; and I am
sure I must not expect to meet any mercy from a child
who shews so bad a disposition as to speak to a servant
in so uncivil a manner, for no good-natured person would
do that.

With such reflections I was amusing myself, when, all
on a sudden, they were put an end to by my finding the
shoe in which I was concealed hastily taken up; and, be-
fore I had time to recollect what I had best do, I was al-
most killed by some violent blows I received, which well
nigh broke every bone in my skin. I crept quite up to
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the toe of the shoe, so that I was not at all seen, and the
maid, when she took up the shoes, held one in one hand,
and the other in the other by the heels, and then slapped
them hard together, to beat out some of the dust which
was in them. This she repeated three or four times, till
I was quite stunned; and how or which way I tumbled
or got out J know not; but, when I came to myself, I
was close up behind the foot of a table, in a large apart-
ment, where were several children, and a gentleman, and
a lady, all conversing together with the greatest good-hu-
mour and harmony.

The first words I heard distinctly enough to remember
were those of a little boy, about five years old, who,
with eargerness, exclaimed, “I forget you! No, that I
never shall. If I was to go a hundred thousand miles off, I
am sure I shall never forget you. What! do you think
I should ever, as long as I live, if it should be a million
of years, forget my own dear papa and mamma! No!
that I should not; I am very, very sure I never should.”
“Well, but Thomas,” interrupted the gentleman, “if in
a million of years you should not forget us, I dare say in
Jess than two months you will forget our advice ; and,
before you have been at school half that time, you will
get to squabbling with, and tricking the other boys, just
as they do with each other ; and, instead of playing at all
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times with the strictest openness and honour, you will,
I sadly fear, learn to cheat, and deceive, and pay no at-
tention to what your mother and I have been telling
you.” “No; that I am sure I shan’t!” replied the boy.
“What! do you think I shall be so wicked as to turn a
thief, and cheat people?” ‘I dare say, my dear,” re-
sumed the father, “you will not do what we call thieving,
but, as I know there are many naughty boys in all schools,
I am afraid they will teach you to commit dishonourable
actions; they will tell you there is no harm in them, and
that they are signs of cleverness and spirit, and qualifi-
cations very necessary for every boy to possess.” “Ay,
that’s sure enough,” said an elder boy, who appeared
about ten years old; “for they almost all declare, that
if a boy be not sharp and cunning, he might almost as
well be out of the world as in it. But, as you say, papa,
T hate such behaviour; I am sure there is one of our
boys, who is so wonderfully clever and acute, as they call
him, that I detest ever having anything to dowith him, for,
unless one watches him as a cat would watch a mouse, he
is sure to cheat or play one some trick or other.” “What
sort of tricks do you mean?” inquired the little boy.
“Why, I will tell you,” replied the other. “ You know
nothing of the games we have at school, so if I were to
tell you how he plays at them, you would not understand
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what I mean. But you know what walking about blind-
fold is, don’t you? Well, one day, about a dozen boys
agreed to have a blind race, and the boy who got nearest
the goal, which was a stick driven into the ground, with
a shilling upon the top of it, was to win the shilling, pro-
vided he did it fairly without seeing.” “I suppose,” in-
terrupted Thomas, “you mean the boy who got to the
stick first.” “No, I do not,” replied his brother; “I
mean what I say; the boy who got nearest it, no matter
whether he came first or last; the fun was to see them
try to keep in a straight path with their eyes tied up,
whilst they wander quite in the wrong, and not to try
who could run fastest. Well, when they were all blinded,
and twisted round three or four times before they were
suffered to set off, they directed their steps the way they
thought would directly conduct them to the goal; and
some of them had almost reached it, when Sharply (the
boy I mentioned), who had placed a shilling upon the
stick,—for they drew lots who should do that, and he who
furnished the money was to stand by it, to observe who
won it by coming nearest ;—well, Sharply, I say, just as
they came close to it, moved away softly to another place
above three yards distant from any of them; (for I
should have told you, that if none of them got within
three yards, the shilling was to remain his, and they
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were each to give hima penny). So then he untied their
eyes, and insisted upon it they had all of them lost. But
two or three of us happened to be by, and so we said he
had cheated them, and ought not to keep the money, as
it had fairly been won by Smyth. But he would not
give it up; so it made a quarrel between him and
Smyth; at last they fought, and Mr. Chiron confined
them both in the school all the rest of the afternoon,
and, when he heard what the quarrel was about, he
took the shilling from Sharply, and called him a mean-
spirited cheat; but he would not let Smyth have it, be-
cause, he said, he deserved to lose it for fighting
about such a trifle; and so it was put into the forfeit-
money.

“But pray do not you think Sharply behaved extremely
wrong!” “Shamefully so, indeed,” said the gentleman.
“ T never could have any opinion of a boy who could
act so dishonourably,” said the lady, “let his cleverness
be what it would.” “Pray, Francis, tell me some more,”
said the little boy. “More!” replied Frank; “I could
tell you a hundred such kind of things. One time, as
Peter Light was walking up the yard, with some damsons
in his hat, Sharply ran by, and, as he passed, knocked
his hat out of his hand, for the sake of scrambling for as
many as he could get himself. And sometimes, after the
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pie-woman has been there, he gets such heaps of tarts, you
cannot think, by his different tricks ; perhaps he may buy
a currant tart himself; then he will go about, calling out,
‘Who'll change a cheesecake for a currant tart!’ and now
and then he will add, ‘and half a bun into the bargain!’
Then two or three of the boys call out, ‘Twill, Iwill!’ and
when they go to hold out their cheesecakes to him, he
snatches them out of their hands before they are aware,
and runs awayin an instant; and whilst they stand for a
moment in astonishment, he gets so much ahead of them,
that he eats them up before they can again overtake him.
At other times, when he sees a boy beginning to eat his
cake, he will come and talk carelessly to him for a few
moments, and then all of a sudden call out, ‘Look!
look! look !—there!’ pointing his finger as if to shew
him something wonderful; and when the other, with-
out suspecting any mischief, turns his head to see
what has so surprised him, away he snatches the cake,
and runs off with it, cramming it into his mouth in a
moment.

“ And when he plays at Handy-dandy Jack-a-dandy,
which will you have, upper hand or lower? if you hap-
pen to guess right, he slips whatever you are playing
with into his other hand; and that, you know, is not
playing fair, and so many of the boys tell him, but he
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does not mind any of us. And as he is clever at his
learning, and always does his exercises quite right, Mr.
Chiron (who, indeed, does not know of his tricks), is very
fond of him, and is for ever saying what a clever fellow
he is, and proposing him as an example to the rest of
the boys; and I do believe many of them imitate his de-
ceitful cheating tricks, only for the sake of being thought
like him.”

“Ah! it is a sad thing,” interrupted the gentleman,
“that people who are blessed with sense and abili-
ties to behave well, should so misuse them as to set a
bad instead of a good example to others, and by that
means draw many into sin, who otherwise, perhaps,
might never have acted wrong. Was this Sharply you
have been speaking of a dunce and blockhead at his
book, he would never gain the commendations that Mr.
Chiron now bestows upon him, and consequently no
boy would wish to be thought like him; his bad ex-
ample, therefore, would not be of half the importance it
now is.

“Only think, then, my dear children, how extremely
wicked it is for those who are blessed with understand-
ings capable of acting as they should do, and making
people admire them, at the same time to be guilty of such
real and great sin. For, however children at play may like
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to trick and deceive each other, and call it only play or
fun, still, let me tell you, they are much mistaken if they
flatter themselves there is no harm in it. It is a very
wrong way of behaviour ; it is mean, it is dishonourable,
and it is wicked; and the boy or girl who would ever
permit themselves to act in so unjustifiable a manner,
however they may excel in their learning or exterior ac-
complishments, can never be deserving of esteem, confi-
dence, or regard. What esteem or respect could I ever
entertain of a person’s sense or learning, who made no
better use of it than to practise wickedness with more dex-
terity and grace than he otherwise would be enabled to
do? Or, what confidence could I ever place in the per-
son who I knew only wanted a convenient opportunity
to defraud, trick, and deceive me? Or, what regard and
love could I possibly entertain for one who, unless I kept
a constant watch over, as I must over a wild beast, would,
like a wild beast, be sure to do me some injury?—
Would it be possible, I say, to love such a character,
whatever shining abilities or depth of learning he might
possess? Ask your own hearts, my dears, whether you
think you could.”

To this they all answered at once, “No, that I could
not,” and “I am sure I could not.” “ Well, then,” re-

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sumed the father, “ only think how odious that conduct
must be, which robs us of the esteem, confidence, and
love of our fellow creatures, and that, too, notwithstand-
ing we may at the same time be very clever, and have a
great deal of sense and learning. But, for my part, I
confess I know not the least advantage of our under-
standing or our learning, unless we make a proper use of
them. Knowing a great deal, and having read a great
many books, will be of no service to us, unless we are
careful to make a proper use of that knowledge, and to
improve by what we read; otherwise the time we so be-
stow is but lost, and we might as well spend the whole
of our lives in idleness.

“ Always remember, therefore, my loves, that the whole
end of our taking the trouble to instruct you, or putting
ourselves to the expense of sending you to school, or your
attending to what is taught you, is, that you may grow
better men and women than you otherwise would be;
and unless, therefore, you do improve, we might as well
spare ourselves the pains and expense, and you need not
take the trouble of learning; since, if you will act wick-
edly, all our labour is but thrown away to no manner of
purpose.

“Mr. and Mrs. Sharply, how I pity them! What sor-
row must they endure to behold their son acting in the
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manner you have described; for nothing can give so
much concern to a fond parent’s heart, as to see their
children, for whom they have taken so much pains, turn
out naughty, and to deceive and cheat! What can be
worse than that? I hope, my dear children, you will
never any of you give us that dreadful misery. I hope,
my dear Thomas, I hope you will never learn any of
those detestable ways, which your brother has been tell-
ing you of. And if it were not that you will often be
obliged to see such things when you mix with other
children, I should be sorry you should even hear of such
bad actions; as I could wish you to pass through life
without so much as knowing such wickedness ever existed.
But that is impossible! There are so many naughty
people in the world, that you will often be obliged to see
and hear of crimes which I hope you will shudder to
think of committing yourselves; and, being warned of
them beforehand, I hope it will put you more upon your
guard not to be tempted, upon any consideration, to give
the least encouragement to them, much less to practise
them yourselves.

“Perhaps, Thomas, if your brother had not, by telling
us of Sharply’s tricks, given me an opportunity of warn-
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might, when you were at school, have thought them very
clever, and marks of genius, and, therefore, like others of
the boys, have tried to imitate them, and by that means
have become as wicked, mean, and dishonourable your-
self.

“ And only think how it would have grieved your
mamma and me to find, the next holidays, our dear little
Thomas, instead of being that honest, open, and generous-
hearted boy he now is, changed into a deceiver, a cheat,
a liar, one whom we could place no trust or confidence
in; for, depend upon it, the person who will, when
at play, behave unfairly, would not scruple to do so
in every other action of his life. And the boy who will
deceive for the sake of a marble, or the girl who would
act ungenerously for the sake of a doll’s cap, or a
pin, will, when grown up, be ready to cheat and oyer-
reach in their trades, or any aflairs they may have to
transact. And you may assure yourselves that num-
bers of people, who are every year hanged, began at
first to be wicked by practising those little dishonour-
able mean actions which so many children are too
apt to do at play, without thinking of their evil conse-
quences.

“T think, my dear,” said he, turning to his wife, “I
have heard you mention a person whom you were ac-
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quainted with when a girl, who at last was hanged for
stealing, I think, was she not?” “No,” replied the lady,
“she was not hanged, but she was transported for one-
and-twenty years.” “ Pray, madam, how transported?
What is that?” inquired one of the children. “ People,
my dear,” resumed the lady, “ are transported when they
have committed crimes, which, according to the laws of
our land, are not thought quite wicked enough to be
hanged for, but still too bad to suffer them to continue
amongst other people. So, instead of hanging them,
the Judge orders that they shall be sent on board a ship
built on purpose to hold nauglty people, and carried
away from all their friends, a great many miles distant,
commonly to New South Wales, where they remain,
some for seven years, some for fourteen or twenty-one
years, and some for their whole lives, and where they are
obliged to work hard to earn a livelihood. And the per-
son your papa mentioned was transported for twenty-one
years; but she died before that time was out, as many
of them do, and they seldom have an opportunity of
secing their friends any more after they are once sent
away.

“How should any of you, my dears, like to be sent away
from your papa and me, and your brothers and sisters,
and uncles and aunts, and all your friends, and never
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never see us any more, and only keep company with
naughty, cross, wicked people, and labour very hard, and
suffer a great deal of sickness, and such a number of dif-
ferent hardships you cannot imagine? Only think how
shocking it must be. Howshould you like it?” “Oh,
not at all, not at all,” was echoed from every one in the
room.

“ But such,” rejoined their mother, “ is the punish-
ment naughty people have; and such was the punishment
the person your papa spoke of had, who, when she was
young, no more expected to come to such an end than
any of you do.

“Twas very well acquainted with her, and often used
to play with her, and she (like the boy whom Francis
has been talking of) used to think it a mark of clever-
ness to be able to deceive; and for the sake of win-
ning the game she was engaged in, would not scruple to
commit any little unfair action, which would give her the
advantage.

“T remember one time, at such a trifling game as push-
pin, she gave me a very bad opinion of her; for I observ-
ed, instead of pushing the pin as she ought to do, she
would try to lift it up with her finger a little, to make it

cross over the other.
“And when we were all at cards, she would peep, to
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find out the pictured ones, that she might have them in
her own hand,

“ And when we played at any game which had forfeits,
she would try, by different little artifices, to steal back
her own before the time of crying them came; or, if she
was the person who was to cry them, as you call it, she
would endeavour to see whose came next, that she might
order the penalty accordingly.

“Or if we were playing at hide and seek, she would
put what we had to hide either in her own pocket, or
throw it into the fire, so that it would be impossible to
find it; and then, after making her companions hunt for
it for an hour, till their patience was quite tired, and they
gave out, she would burst out in a loud laugh, and say
she only did it for fun! But, for my part, I never could
see any joke in such kind of things; the meanness, the
baseness, the dishonour, which attended it, always, in my
opinion, took off all degree of cleverness or pleasure
from such actions.

“ There was another of her sly tricks, which I forgot
to mention, and that was, if at tea, or any other time, she
got first to the plate of cake or bread, she would place
the piece she liked best where she thought it would come
to her turn to have it; or, if at breakfast she saw her
sister’s basin haye the under crust in it, and nobody hap-
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pened to be by, or to see her, she would take it out, and
put her own, which she happened not to like so well, in
the stead.

“Only think, my dears, what frightful, sly, naughty
tricks to be guilty of! And from practising these, which
she said there was no harm in, and which she only did in
play, and for a bit of fun, at last she came by degrees to
be guilty of great crimes. She, two or three different
times, when not observed, stole things out of shops; and
one day, when she was upon a visit, and thought she could
do it cleverly, without being discovered, put a couple of
tablespoons into her pocket. The footman who was wait-
ing happened to see her; but, fearing to give offence, he
took no notice of it till after she was gone home, when
he told his master, who, justly provoked at being so ill
treated bya person to whom he had shewn every civility,
went after her, called in her own two servants and his
footman, as witnesses, and then insisted upon examining
her pockets, where he indeed found his two spoons. He
then sent for proper officers to secure her, had her taken
into custody, and for that offence it was that she was
transported.

“Thus, my dear children, you see the shocking conse-
quences of ever suffering such vile habits to grow upon
us; and I hope the example of this unhappy woman
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(which, T assure you, isa true story) will be sufficient to
warn you for ever against being guilty, for a single
time, of so detestable a crime, lest you should, like her,
by degrees come to experience the same fatal punish-
ment.”

Just as the lady had said these words, a bell rang, and,
all getting up together, they went out of the room, the
young ones calling out, “To dinner! To dinner! To
dinner! Here we all go to dinner!”

“ And I will seek for one too,” said I to myself, (creep-
ing out as soon as I found I was alone,) “ for I feel very
faint and hungry.” I looked and looked about a long
while, for I could move but slowly, on account of the
bruises I had received in the shoe. At last, under the
table, round which the family had been sitting, I found
a pincushion, which, being stuffed with bran, afforded
me enough to satisfy my hunger, though it was ex-
cessively dry and unsavoury. Bad as it was, however,
Twas obliged to be content at that time with it; and
had nearly done eating when the door opened, and in
ran two or three of the children. Frightened almost
out of my senses, I had just time to escape down a
little hole in the floor, made by one of the knots in
the wood slipping out, and there I heard one of the girls
exclaim:
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“Q dear! who now has cut my pincushion? It was
you did it, Thomas.” “ No, indeed I did not,” replied
he. “Then it was you, Mary.” “ No, I know nothing
of it,” answered she. “Then it was you, Hetty.” “That
T am sure it was not,” said she; “ I am sure, I am cer-
tain it was not me; I am positive it was not.” “Ah!”
replied the other, “I dare say it was.” “ Yes, I think it
most likely,” said Mary. “ And so do I, too,” said Tho-
mas, “And pray why do you all think so?” inquired
Hetty, inan angry tone. “ Because,” said the owner of
the pincushion, “ you are the only one who ever tells
fibs! You told a story, you_know, about the fruit. You
told a story, too, about the currant jelly; and about put-
ting your fingers in the butter, at breakfast; and there-
fore, there is very great reason why we should suspect you
more than anybody else.” “ But I am sure,” said she,
bursting into tears, “I am very sure I have not meddled
with it.” “I do not at all know that,” replied the other,
“ and I do think it was you; for I am certain, if any one
else had done it, they would not deny it; and it could
not come into this condition by itself. Somebody must
have done it; and, I dare say, it was you; so say no more
about it.”

Here the dispute was interrupted by somebody calling
them out of the room; and I could not help making some
OF A MOUSE. 121

reflections on what had passed. How dreadful a crime,
thought I, is lying and falsity; to what sad mortifications
does it subject the persons who are ever wicked enough
to commit it; and how does it expose them to the con-
tempt of every one, and make them to be suspected of
faults they are even perfectly free from! Little Hetty
now is as innocent with respect to the pincushion, with
the destruction of which her sister charges her, as any of
the others; yet, because she has before forfeited her ho-
nour, she can gain no credit; no one believes what she
says; she is thought to be guilty of the double fault of
spoiling the pincushion, and, what is still worse, of lying
to conceal it; whilst the other children are at once be-
lieved, and their words depended upon.

Surely, surely, thought I, if people would but reflect
upon the contempt, the shame, and the difficulties which
a disregard of truth exposes them to, they would never
be guilty of so terrible a vice, which subjects them to the
scorn of all they converse with, and renders them at all
times suspected, even though they should, as in the case
of Hetty, really speak the truth. Such were my reflec-
tions upon falsehood; nor could I help altogether blam-
ing the owner of the pincushion for her hasty judgment
relating to it, Somebody, she was certain, must have
done it; it was impossible it could come so of itself. That,
122 LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS

to be sure, was very truc; but then she never recollect-
ed that it was possible a little Mouse might put it in that
condition. Ah! thought I to myself, what pity is it that
human creatures, who are blest with understanding and
faculties so superior to any species, should not make bet-
ter use of them, and learn from daily experience to grow
wiser and better for the future! This one instance
of the pincushion may teach (and surely people engaged
in life must hourly find more) how dangerous it is to
draw hasty conclusions, and to condemn people upon
suspicion; as also the many, great, and bad consequences
of lying.

Searcely had I finished these soliloquies, when a great
knock at the house-door made me give such a start that
I fell off the joist on which I was standing; and I then
ran straight forward, till I came out at a little hole in
the bricks above the parlour window; from that I de-
scended into the road, and went on unmolested till I
reached a malthouse, about whose various apartments,
never staying long in the same, I continued to live ;
till, one night, all on a sudden, I was alarmed by
fire, which obliged me to retreat with the greatest ex-
pedition.

I passed numberless rats and mice in my way, who,
like myself, were driven forth by the flames; but, alas!
OF A MOUSE. 123

among them all I found not my brother. Despairing,
therefore, of ever seeing him again, I determined, if
possible, to find my way back to you, who before
had shewn me such kindness. Numberless were the
fatigues and difficulties I had to encounter in my jour-
ney hither; one while in danger from hungry cats,
at another, almost perished with cold and want of
food.

But it is needless to enumerate every particular;
T should but tire your patience, were I to attempt it;
so I will hasten to a conclusion of my history, only
telling you how you came to find me in that melan-
choly condition from which your mercy has now raised
me.

TI came into your house one evening, concealed in the
middle of a floor-cloth, which the servant had rolled up
and set at the outside of the back door, whilst she swept
the passage, and which she neglected to take in again till
the evening. In that I hid myself, and, upon her laying
it down, ran with all speed down the cellar-stairs, where
T continued till the family were all goneto bed. Then I
returned, and came into your closet, where the scent of
some figs tempted me to get into the jar in which you
found me. I concealed myself among them, and, after
feasting most deliciously, fell asleep, from which I was
124 LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS

awakened by hearing a voice say, “Who has left the
cover off the fig jar?” and at the same time I was involy-
ed in darkness by having it put on. In vain I endea-
voured to remove it; the figs were so low, that when I
stood on them I could but just touch it with my lips; and
the jar being of stone, I could not possibly fasten my
nails to hang by the side.

In this dismal situation, therefore, I was constrained to
stay, my apprehensions each day increasing as my food
diminished, till at last, after feeding very sparingly for
some days, it was quite exhausted; and I had en-
dured the inexpressible tortures of hunger for three days
and three nights, when you happily released me, and
by your compassion restored me once more to life and
liberty.. Condescend, therefore, to preserve that life
you have so lengthened, and take me under your pro-
tection.

“That most gladly,” interrupted I, “TI will do:
you shall live in this large green-flowered tin canis-
ter, and run in and out when you please, and I will keep
you constantly supplied with food. But I must now

shut you in, for the cat has this moment entered the
room.”
OF A MOUSE. 125

And now I cannot take leave of all my little readers,
without once more begging them, for their own sakes, to
endeayour to follow all the good advice the Mouse has
been giving them; and likewise warning them to shun
all those vices and follies, the practice of which renders
children so contemptible and wicked.

THE END.

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01df415cede884e46bcce847109489186e052647
'2012-03-28T05:52:06-04:00'
describe
'1374' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYSX' 'sip-files00009.txt'
cf9e5970fe1a2f00a7dc11cdc423ff12
821e0546b0bf56834bd1aaa6f80911da8255fa19
'2012-03-28T05:53:16-04:00'
describe
'35414' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYSY' 'sip-files00009thm.jpg'
0ba859867e43c189e728155287b7e384
1124aa530f347c0600ab3bc26a71892bc734a8f4
'2012-03-28T05:59:00-04:00'
describe
'220455' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYSZ' 'sip-files00010.jp2'
7f9d5a5f692575fd66786231084c25af
c40f51850363bf7e8c05cb9fbc8ab20347cd864c
'2012-03-28T05:54:43-04:00'
describe
'119580' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTA' 'sip-files00010.jpg'
fb995834eb4131c8f3f503f4614cc661
68d571deda2e6df4a4b0ba7f0dfa1ccd0181f28d
'2012-03-28T05:51:09-04:00'
describe
'24189' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTB' 'sip-files00010.pro'
c34101157a984b00dc6982074d830b27
bfdff299fdc1d4b957c8acceb0e6642b4db5b8e5
'2012-03-28T05:57:58-04:00'
describe
'61382' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTC' 'sip-files00010.QC.jpg'
cd7eb8a7c856197ba16bece2826a72bf
8c13889a3adeb0ab790d7156371c9f2ac590039f
'2012-03-28T05:54:28-04:00'
describe
'1786404' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTD' 'sip-files00010.tif'
1155cf418f20ff2ecda469b3e9dab1f7
808bbb8d111a1f0aac078a402ed24651fd4508ff
'2012-03-28T05:53:18-04:00'
describe
'1068' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTE' 'sip-files00010.txt'
e8c0c22e873375811ff1c06c6d1431ec
e875fa7a4a482f7fab8bd5156d2391461cbb5dd9
describe
'32849' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTF' 'sip-files00010thm.jpg'
fb1d12017c14755a4ab6008dc1839bb0
694c3773ef4b3b7adf77966a52a14ab842e7cfcb
'2012-03-28T05:53:39-04:00'
describe
'222576' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTG' 'sip-files00011.jp2'
56419274a1620f33884805c56fcf3b77
0dd2b5eaff4b68b2187946843d853728ce0b5646
'2012-03-28T05:57:43-04:00'
describe
'156255' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTH' 'sip-files00011.jpg'
d361bb9598b8621dda37fca9b63add62
066011e435d017ed4c0ffc45d9e1f4b3071a96f1
'2012-03-28T05:54:24-04:00'
describe
'38064' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTI' 'sip-files00011.pro'
d157a1abcae9315feae325226bf4f3dd
a68f9697d9ca00acb3e42505ead53a5923ccad99
'2012-03-28T05:52:13-04:00'
describe
'77489' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTJ' 'sip-files00011.QC.jpg'
975c3705d6521e17fca2359b3fbfa2dc
b8c1f57870d1cfc63396cff742f1b050f1f400df
'2012-03-28T05:55:51-04:00'
describe
'1805148' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTK' 'sip-files00011.tif'
046b9145f91718b7eee7296329fe854c
dc7b60c9ab94ce6bc427f63e3583d2b8fbd2163c
'2012-03-28T05:55:48-04:00'
describe
'1522' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTL' 'sip-files00011.txt'
bcefd43d501f8963650bad5934b4e539
5b2754af2423583a1ca08f07f0f5bfe635203a95
'2012-03-28T05:50:20-04:00'
describe
'37047' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTM' 'sip-files00011thm.jpg'
ddf9dd28cac2c9dfc69b4804db8fcaba
98b478d52efb2270afd50c6f42de280164d5b4c6
'2012-03-28T05:56:40-04:00'
describe
'219333' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTN' 'sip-files00012.jp2'
062a076c477150b0e9bf1ba2ad37fbaa
f82fd902a4e19bc82161900fe19da10c0fea162c
'2012-03-28T05:49:53-04:00'
describe
'158262' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTO' 'sip-files00012.jpg'
b83e855c790dea6f983b03a1e06e5dd2
94064d52ca583a0ae7baecde01d48d417dd880a5
'2012-03-28T05:50:07-04:00'
describe
'37105' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTP' 'sip-files00012.pro'
c1ce231f597099037b5afd8e8e1d0ec5
bd9f1fef30c3923dff4624a60492853ae8442d11
'2012-03-28T05:51:04-04:00'
describe
'79310' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTQ' 'sip-files00012.QC.jpg'
8b78353aa33eb06e6b92a03f35cfbee2
239a7fbfe5afdff3a79344a583513969bd05fd2a
'2012-03-28T05:54:08-04:00'
describe
'1778976' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTR' 'sip-files00012.tif'
b09a9adceccd13d6c4eae8539cff8595
4d8f055a4c6bca48e5d4f73ff6fa9a58c4a63e88
'2012-03-28T05:57:23-04:00'
describe
'1507' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTS' 'sip-files00012.txt'
e0783f70f7b63c5dc7b4d4e3dedcb6e4
cf8fbc876b6ca80288c5484f6805b77f5c8317cf
'2012-03-28T05:54:52-04:00'
describe
'37038' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTT' 'sip-files00012thm.jpg'
a558689e66ea61624d7ac164ba703938
c16de79b9fac05ffa03b1e1a4b5945628bd62d5b
describe
'221023' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTU' 'sip-files00013.jp2'
0439c35da1853069cbb25d0ed042082d
5660261d13818f772350e334aa628a59985fe113
'2012-03-28T05:58:03-04:00'
describe
'161379' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTV' 'sip-files00013.jpg'
fa313a4fd670e3a99d67a8dd086a9ce3
8cdcb4bf290a40df1ff515101476bb5c21f6405c
'2012-03-28T05:53:44-04:00'
describe
'37756' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTW' 'sip-files00013.pro'
784cb891b41de57f4332a9583ff5c1b1
37f0e1bfb67192009f602cd36565ea40e47a904f
'2012-03-28T05:51:44-04:00'
describe
'79557' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTX' 'sip-files00013.QC.jpg'
148c14e95fb6a5fb156cfad489dd5c7f
af3975cc69a8abae1f1bd8258bb145907cfb122f
'2012-03-28T05:53:14-04:00'
describe
'1792320' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTY' 'sip-files00013.tif'
4d6b1509ec08d56e7950e2ddf490b606
5694e69c52b458ee89aa2b16dd74130577935a41
'2012-03-28T05:55:02-04:00'
describe
'1499' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYTZ' 'sip-files00013.txt'
eb31f23083f5007ad0000ebe8addffbc
233dc4cb97e2d6adb515604319f7a34d0ffcf22b
'2012-03-28T05:53:57-04:00'
describe
'37984' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUA' 'sip-files00013thm.jpg'
447f96ad7199c1daf44f8d5483195fd1
73d95b2f81efe28038977abede339519fdc8997d
'2012-03-28T05:49:59-04:00'
describe
'219131' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUB' 'sip-files00014.jp2'
9f83957ef67e3ef6bf78121f3d7a191c
9cbad5385fd19ec300951c5f763f8539b2eb52a0
'2012-03-28T05:55:57-04:00'
describe
'164854' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUC' 'sip-files00014.jpg'
c804dfba569b476ad19efaf2d1048a84
ddad2a0c922365cbcbd732aed27a4e44fe4896bc
'2012-03-28T05:50:10-04:00'
describe
'37321' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUD' 'sip-files00014.pro'
b55e7afafc370bddb1449baf6e9cad14
fd1987115221d6633b29527974cff76765648472
'2012-03-28T05:52:14-04:00'
describe
'79936' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUE' 'sip-files00014.QC.jpg'
be883ef1bc1f19fce0de69bfb5158175
f3f0de584a7d4df55b1f6538d1f7bacfa66f9982
'2012-03-28T05:56:31-04:00'
describe
'1777456' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUF' 'sip-files00014.tif'
f1ea6ad654537fc01ccda818f4e3ce6e
6780494db4d59c20a7402380deaaf46d9e946dbf
'2012-03-28T05:50:12-04:00'
describe
'1512' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUG' 'sip-files00014.txt'
32d395f203282f8bf514e2b001895399
39ec4da6d0b781a2a2e4250bc6595e3c6c53246b
describe
'38190' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUH' 'sip-files00014thm.jpg'
fbd11c8757278a05605003d342741fbd
e3b2fcdc1df5eb98980ea0152179c4e35271af69
'2012-03-28T05:52:18-04:00'
describe
'217455' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUI' 'sip-files00015.jp2'
c79bab5f5350decb2a7a7b84b91b3b70
2930b18e2f93c4515e9252532fd7bde43a2339b6
'2012-03-28T05:57:07-04:00'
describe
'160353' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUJ' 'sip-files00015.jpg'
8a1ca0d64a55a33ca94fe1ae109aa014
c2a9c879f649fd04864e0c2302afcd088fcff84c
'2012-03-28T05:53:49-04:00'
describe
'36239' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUK' 'sip-files00015.pro'
6c03dd4d64b7af348b7ecd07afa2e25f
c038922e921f4641e5a09a9db27ce5340d82eb30
'2012-03-28T05:53:07-04:00'
describe
'79749' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUL' 'sip-files00015.QC.jpg'
2be39c29ee99c590738d505ba5b627b3
901ae62fe47c402935492f15955f06679ff21e6f
'2012-03-28T05:56:42-04:00'
describe
'1764612' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUM' 'sip-files00015.tif'
c7389a9b5758c8be436b8c4c1c4fa19d
113ef39ceb10d46f2a7b5e407b2cab8c1811bfbb
'2012-03-28T05:50:43-04:00'
describe
'1493' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUN' 'sip-files00015.txt'
a52dcb662816e0b016698dadeb2222b6
96ef2b6c1f5734e4bf0e71b8aa5274eaff8e6614
'2012-03-28T05:54:06-04:00'
describe
'38085' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUO' 'sip-files00015thm.jpg'
22f48e672ddeb88e1eda29da945932b4
bc554eadbe8f70ef0ea7a7e01d666cbaf57c1390
'2012-03-28T05:56:01-04:00'
describe
'211558' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUP' 'sip-files00016.jp2'
828cd3d5a5c300f02ffad538b27278e8
93d98f18a63e6f1f727882c07b73119fc0be4dac
'2012-03-28T05:50:04-04:00'
describe
'166348' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUQ' 'sip-files00016.jpg'
e7899367423397d245f719b748d0aef1
4c24a73a60f53b267cb30602bf4fdf2edc2dcd35
'2012-03-28T05:52:24-04:00'
describe
'36387' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUR' 'sip-files00016.pro'
afea17351fb732ecb25fbdc29f768744
6307fea13d21b623a8c4f175d94708f650d00488
'2012-03-28T05:51:19-04:00'
describe
'82874' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUS' 'sip-files00016.QC.jpg'
2dae71b44c496925e70a4e78ba4b6d06
81c1abe1fe0f88e6aa515f7129b1ed53bed6e5f5
'2012-03-28T05:50:28-04:00'
describe
'1717616' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUT' 'sip-files00016.tif'
e681e9a1d672f7002ba5efdd2c990c58
8a9ca40b3067180c4a98c7826580dcbc33954184
'2012-03-28T05:56:54-04:00'
describe
'1506' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUU' 'sip-files00016.txt'
355b25bdc3e4be76c01782668e1cdb46
2f60bc2ad98c0b071988a2bced0c8dbcb68964c5
'2012-03-28T05:58:44-04:00'
describe
'38974' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUV' 'sip-files00016thm.jpg'
523c911c22e1f8f7346b4ac9623a8702
1664a1427869db1fea7a10a21f091ee2f5f02753
'2012-03-28T05:57:51-04:00'
describe
'218314' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUW' 'sip-files00017.jp2'
cb5476016e87081a9187a948afa99236
ccf8e91a74f876d050df91dcf412770f6bc11360
'2012-03-28T05:52:55-04:00'
describe
'166643' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUX' 'sip-files00017.jpg'
27c1b20dba12afe2a3dbd378569fdb8a
d62b3d3ed42eea6ae7d9d39937c48646d4081770
'2012-03-28T05:56:27-04:00'
describe
'37707' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUY' 'sip-files00017.pro'
953b95a8af9cf8686147e400dd915fec
50e3220db17a1d2b8b095a2161fffa2c2020dae8
'2012-03-28T05:58:24-04:00'
describe
'81231' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYUZ' 'sip-files00017.QC.jpg'
e30ae018ae00b1261067d7f6d179b771
f3e8ebda2faa4386d27acae4380c07b7bec52485
describe
'1771176' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVA' 'sip-files00017.tif'
eaad2cb37d7fa04e6613d0c71b299eb9
c4765863f4d78d45f3b41955888f43b0c58e5e90
'2012-03-28T05:53:40-04:00'
describe
'1498' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVB' 'sip-files00017.txt'
82aad0240ce551020724f0da2d93ce6e
1156f32aaafeede21f373561faad1913d9232c4c
'2012-03-28T05:52:38-04:00'
describe
'39089' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVC' 'sip-files00017thm.jpg'
915b5d035b05ae6108fc727975598d55
20e9a93014dd03905408b7fa09fa02b76c4c34f5
'2012-03-28T05:52:48-04:00'
describe
'219383' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVD' 'sip-files00018.jp2'
eb07cc5d2ee89178a18acf1f35c85c00
372f9803d7cd7d4738fd9ca7ed37195a014a0005
'2012-03-28T05:58:48-04:00'
describe
'156412' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVE' 'sip-files00018.jpg'
f45fa04f312707cd19ca5172d7fb0614
4c9bfee3a62d476c6212dfd96657b839d63a47b0
describe
'35784' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVF' 'sip-files00018.pro'
1f59c5f7f21915b2cee7b57c4c948b6e
32e14a5dc021c804d6e5575b803a98eecc579126
'2012-03-28T05:55:16-04:00'
describe
'76555' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVG' 'sip-files00018.QC.jpg'
ffe8152251ed2dbf760b16de21ac5e39
a25b114f6b1e23ecc48f3012ca209ab49555d235
'2012-03-28T05:52:07-04:00'
describe
'1779176' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVH' 'sip-files00018.tif'
3fc5928deb8c77ee85b617f7b5b6dadf
fbd9fec12dd0ffa7886d9de87c3e720adc4638b5
'2012-03-28T05:57:17-04:00'
describe
'1451' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVI' 'sip-files00018.txt'
7b7629d689303c4231ba0305a67d9fb2
03a35d6e3a36b577ebbdb9eff261ec3a56e7633b
describe
'37441' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVJ' 'sip-files00018thm.jpg'
92e1bf5ad4f1eeab9d995dc1d569cd1a
7c42901bc2a70f16ceecb54e86064756006859df
describe
'221525' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVK' 'sip-files00019.jp2'
6dbc6a15b9e2deee745889e6d7c8b2f9
317ecbe88343a15f560a859c7949118649160f92
'2012-03-28T05:50:30-04:00'
describe
'162755' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVL' 'sip-files00019.jpg'
7af0884287d64ae7480581ade5a74425
d57bcac83cc584ee9f9306dbe9ffa8731f9c8709
'2012-03-28T05:57:45-04:00'
describe
'36551' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVM' 'sip-files00019.pro'
37d50569b1e6037d23ca2c6cb0f758df
cd8193eddbc21c60f9d95fa47a031b1cffb8887b
'2012-03-28T05:55:47-04:00'
describe
'81213' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVN' 'sip-files00019.QC.jpg'
4f5f3d57fb8f107ffe505a3a5768f042
c684a686a7fbb32904567a5d111cf24e3f909d19
'2012-03-28T05:58:34-04:00'
describe
'1797236' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVO' 'sip-files00019.tif'
630aff5605981834fb5b588ca6f624b9
92028f0046a92f149f2a539110179b08d3ee9b98
'2012-03-28T05:50:29-04:00'
describe
'1510' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVP' 'sip-files00019.txt'
a91be256ee3659f3b7e53e52eab7cb17
b3f3e53572f58a69fcea12b3c3f9910d328d61b5
'2012-03-28T05:53:19-04:00'
describe
'38461' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVQ' 'sip-files00019thm.jpg'
39031187169079860aa95291f5f78355
13cb8a22442a65ec35bb837934c4b83f159728b2
'2012-03-28T05:50:45-04:00'
describe
'216692' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVR' 'sip-files00020.jp2'
859e45596843ff35fc9908e0d19038e1
44a1bfe8300ce79348680de438e4541b16807a48
'2012-03-28T05:52:01-04:00'
describe
'155694' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVS' 'sip-files00020.jpg'
475900313cb8f4b8050cb773ffdd90aa
9404726ea8c9de8c9a70e263c2622236ea0ecf90
'2012-03-28T05:52:42-04:00'
describe
'33966' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVT' 'sip-files00020.pro'
7dec3feb15f5c75b94055cbdec932284
73a835f584168a046afe1f725f42c4fe96614fb1
'2012-03-28T05:57:25-04:00'
describe
'78982' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVU' 'sip-files00020.QC.jpg'
fba19afc55020b8521bbbb59f4d47c0a
25e61dd8e0f98ce5bae66c190904276fbaf0b751
'2012-03-28T05:54:45-04:00'
describe
'1758316' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVV' 'sip-files00020.tif'
86b171e29a37ec5bdad7bea83e50a6f4
bc0f5efc9192f1c8cc93dfa1e8b811a18a75f9e1
'2012-03-28T05:50:02-04:00'
describe
'1411' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVW' 'sip-files00020.txt'
562b7e2dc44956c4579ca34460e2ae26
55c66c4cfc8ed6e74267d6394391769be656a19e
describe
'38430' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVX' 'sip-files00020thm.jpg'
e7e0734ba1692303f31ac6f64fcd73fd
fd02bf322c9d9d8adf66cb50721b1387e34bc4f2
'2012-03-28T05:54:30-04:00'
describe
'219897' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVY' 'sip-files00021.jp2'
2f16af83a2ce4f1928ffbda3dead4732
cf55ba122f92ed96f6407ac1ab6f74e1c5d53bb5
'2012-03-28T05:52:46-04:00'
describe
'157829' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYVZ' 'sip-files00021.jpg'
649915ac3b7b6b5fb5b1a5aa774200fc
c5c8a7b4beb1544907dcaa12187095bcbb43b413
'2012-03-28T05:53:02-04:00'
describe
'35977' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWA' 'sip-files00021.pro'
46d4da69deab6079baab37bc65a20295
2642310e30f129653cda616cf10d04c5deffd8d5
'2012-03-28T05:50:17-04:00'
describe
'79830' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWB' 'sip-files00021.QC.jpg'
ae7e2aa3b44ff7b1df01624b5d5ea021
6dadca2edb6b5f1ca386a494854be344cb365d91
'2012-03-28T05:56:33-04:00'
describe
'1784024' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWC' 'sip-files00021.tif'
5fd216cf1ed095a8583e42d3ec42d5e6
6421bbaa8af1a1d8895c8c7a98703e9461bf974f
'2012-03-28T05:51:20-04:00'
describe
'1485' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWD' 'sip-files00021.txt'
a38b58e9d32a38d80d0741043abe4396
ff5525b2d47220482f08474b27fa1b5b78709ba1
'2012-03-28T05:57:33-04:00'
describe
'37768' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWE' 'sip-files00021thm.jpg'
40b48ebe24792db4406780914edc78d9
4f0eac7d47ed2cc444f8c3ef6d1ebac60334cf2a
'2012-03-28T05:51:36-04:00'
describe
'219631' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWF' 'sip-files00022.jp2'
c9cc760213b5fc4987f1eed12b5218b3
4df9e9355d7b21e5083b0f83c8e08b417f85448d
'2012-03-28T05:51:01-04:00'
describe
'154910' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWG' 'sip-files00022.jpg'
f5f37212c5310ca56ec9107fef803ed1
cf0e0350d1fbe3de04a3344c69cfb636832bef53
'2012-03-28T05:57:03-04:00'
describe
'34059' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWH' 'sip-files00022.pro'
f69e62024d36ff528ddb81986de0b194
78425c5238cd06449a9c5e4b51b1d37130a04758
'2012-03-28T05:54:20-04:00'
describe
'77696' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWI' 'sip-files00022.QC.jpg'
5a91372fe5484eb23c6b70ae04f47b7d
1f1e69e2e9ba3f3492c31f5f737e4912414c24c1
'2012-03-28T05:50:46-04:00'
describe
'1781812' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWJ' 'sip-files00022.tif'
9ca327403e9b83fb17fd34942289f7e6
f5bef5a7349caba3b461588943d384cad402f9b1
'2012-03-28T05:58:35-04:00'
describe
'1428' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWK' 'sip-files00022.txt'
38429dd24e66e351f9d0bb3f13963fbb
02c570f144b27c43fba0be9e2dc4122039fdad20
'2012-03-28T05:50:26-04:00'
describe
'37764' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWL' 'sip-files00022thm.jpg'
40fe7b31bed0865a48852e9a870f1667
8ff2316971fbdbcae0375540d93895f4c12f04d5
'2012-03-28T05:58:43-04:00'
describe
'215799' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWM' 'sip-files00023.jp2'
6adb9d5b06cc3db10dc07ca5f08c7e78
2f302051c8a319499159f1cce2a0dbac1c9d101b
describe
'160961' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWN' 'sip-files00023.jpg'
f1b85bbd7f54e1d598ba99c80a579fc5
728a74907ba17bb2e5bdf786dba8d864af3655f4
describe
'34239' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWO' 'sip-files00023.pro'
4fb55fefdb994896691092560f8a5d4b
fd7b0f784b0814fb46ae10b6f2d7ab156614d190
'2012-03-28T05:53:28-04:00'
describe
'79938' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWP' 'sip-files00023.QC.jpg'
633142d75ae4e06e88923a9dc132c54d
60e8b0c433b89cf5e5ce1901d9f38b71829680d1
'2012-03-28T05:57:46-04:00'
describe
'1751220' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWQ' 'sip-files00023.tif'
e8c34f7524ed97a11f7b0710f60196b3
bf9e7332e520b14ac2c6f007c1f1446405b148f4
'2012-03-28T05:58:32-04:00'
describe
'1416' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWR' 'sip-files00023.txt'
ba9381d8fe987446f8c05314ec9dfc75
b5f05160406d9ba0147ef6be457afc7be734ffe3
'2012-03-28T05:58:21-04:00'
describe
'38568' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWS' 'sip-files00023thm.jpg'
7fb265a1fc67f1198e2df682ed9fc466
60689df9c666648c1ebba864c1c0a837223745ab
describe
'214797' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWT' 'sip-files00024.jp2'
746b44135f8fac1bd15ebaf86152a611
ad1da4858c713aa66ba5ff659544363e6913ce69
'2012-03-28T05:54:32-04:00'
describe
'160240' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWU' 'sip-files00024.jpg'
467d536524aec51c50e365b09603bda9
47ddf3837bab8e43a6af5516686dda00efb3031a
'2012-03-28T05:54:51-04:00'
describe
'35969' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWV' 'sip-files00024.pro'
12e88b7ad816d63428960abf70023844
ec644090652e133ca5824a8ec70be02280544140
'2012-03-28T05:57:06-04:00'
describe
'80510' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWW' 'sip-files00024.QC.jpg'
4ab65b308ab2775f3568afd876df9834
21b56ecb7821ba33d15fbebf8bb76691a60dba2b
'2012-03-28T05:51:45-04:00'
describe
'1742772' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWX' 'sip-files00024.tif'
9ed6b6ad45535df988bfbfe2b81efb76
2c66848dee9e9f2bcf55a0156e1eeb39de230dd4
describe
'1459' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWY' 'sip-files00024.txt'
dc273d03f15fd7aa8a34dc5d1691b353
0d333eb720695c9a5015e96da9850f8570086870
'2012-03-28T05:54:50-04:00'
describe
'38464' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYWZ' 'sip-files00024thm.jpg'
ab91e30ed0e4c5491898bde0d6774e42
893482347cb20c2784c13219a4d837eed92ca7ad
'2012-03-28T05:58:25-04:00'
describe
'216548' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXA' 'sip-files00025.jp2'
86e4dd3d59b7e878952104cd7b1a7d93
9fe9f642f96d1ef6091ecd59baef48a78e45ec4f
'2012-03-28T05:54:16-04:00'
describe
'161652' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXB' 'sip-files00025.jpg'
ad8dc63877039349689f226a74fe229a
22690a0f3d83e4c114c740e7945e28e196498dba
describe
'36165' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXC' 'sip-files00025.pro'
ab1dea06d17cfbd14b1a7b83d4bd7363
878a6f7aae086c5bebac768dae9126dc2e56f86f
'2012-03-28T05:55:54-04:00'
describe
'80967' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXD' 'sip-files00025.QC.jpg'
a2384d517a794d5332338be88b6f8e8b
8dda13ba46991a422266b721e586a0a3b5811fac
'2012-03-28T05:53:35-04:00'
describe
'1757760' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXE' 'sip-files00025.tif'
8b8783d3178f390936d5456253fe714d
9a271fa2ef29a456f37be2370b1511db1bcfcb8c
'2012-03-28T05:55:30-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXF' 'sip-files00025.txt'
9d46b96175ba8af15f17b76de2eb40d8
2938b29feb91e80dcd11c5693ea0a4372ea34adc
'2012-03-28T05:56:14-04:00'
describe
'38333' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXG' 'sip-files00025thm.jpg'
dd37d2011da6aead85c3b6793f516053
54848b2d74a7ba4b5646655058e08c7c527cc912
'2012-03-28T05:55:35-04:00'
describe
'219137' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXH' 'sip-files00026.jp2'
f7cc3fb78ecaca436366c6bfb9d3ac02
654fd5df5b10632f5d76f60f24750b8d6f3996c9
'2012-03-28T05:55:59-04:00'
describe
'157339' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXI' 'sip-files00026.jpg'
b179db10303bc94e4b16767468f8f4f7
9faf072b612b829fa633f7e009d929e780991a13
describe
'37311' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXJ' 'sip-files00026.pro'
b0b3b6de85e6fac32d3a2e0101593519
dca5d7072b91d7aaf13d3de7a293d31dad5531b0
'2012-03-28T05:51:23-04:00'
describe
'78522' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXK' 'sip-files00026.QC.jpg'
9654557b4c95509a2f8c54a065514099
6ad1aacc527b615f37f0abab543492069cf6eb43
'2012-03-28T05:50:58-04:00'
describe
'1776864' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXL' 'sip-files00026.tif'
590f26edbb524b5e3bf68310d28b52d6
6199d40b4ca68f4b76ef38175c53203db2293e13
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXM' 'sip-files00026.txt'
b00528461a7bf314a0728a00ec2ce0fc
c36daff631e71cb0a76df5baab5d288263e31e7b
'2012-03-28T05:55:21-04:00'
describe
'36980' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXN' 'sip-files00026thm.jpg'
e90c062af5caedea73c69890b4145634
e2c41d00ec10e30b25ffd9adb2e780602c221c84
'2012-03-28T05:53:47-04:00'
describe
'217983' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXO' 'sip-files00027.jp2'
3f90576c99bcdcfc4b5b9838b382f1a5
85af64c1a7226c59018f9336c155d88e5149f894
'2012-03-28T05:56:35-04:00'
describe
'157951' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXP' 'sip-files00027.jpg'
52e1b644737b07fb4cada3877e54864c
0b40ccd80405b03b3d92b82882df263518d317c0
'2012-03-28T05:56:15-04:00'
describe
'36978' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXQ' 'sip-files00027.pro'
69eb0d555e4241ede32705d7e5da782b
fc999a0a6f6955e7bfab3c0a666cc4e1e562451d
'2012-03-28T05:55:14-04:00'
describe
'78193' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXR' 'sip-files00027.QC.jpg'
40bee841338e776132c18de139a7b50e
a942324e348e2d90fac6858b86123b5937a01154
'2012-03-28T05:52:23-04:00'
describe
'1768932' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXS' 'sip-files00027.tif'
c99576c2c926f855c49c66a44ea1c652
ec30eb129e6532a883a40040ba06a1a5d57c5ee5
'2012-03-28T05:50:38-04:00'
describe
'1476' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXT' 'sip-files00027.txt'
0197cc191009dac3296c56bb07f61e6a
68dfc93cb813a13c5c3a5d6cbbaebd697a7cb280
'2012-03-28T05:55:56-04:00'
describe
'37973' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXU' 'sip-files00027thm.jpg'
0b405eaeb1b61cb1c2ef8a1cfd16c187
498cbdb27428dce5cb081f503d5d20aaccf2396b
'2012-03-28T05:55:40-04:00'
describe
'213229' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXV' 'sip-files00028.jp2'
225137adaf060a8346c3ca6263fc3477
b6820769e5db05eb86cdb887ab7b79c539ff68e2
'2012-03-28T05:51:14-04:00'
describe
'162385' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXW' 'sip-files00028.jpg'
fb804ba3bdbd1a0964e803040a2eaf25
b91b485edbd681c94afe164f9805a4352aeb17fc
'2012-03-28T05:58:56-04:00'
describe
'37643' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXX' 'sip-files00028.pro'
6facb9790cd97408ddf561b0049f445b
b57beda191c427165cbd831d8ac05a415dbacbcf
'2012-03-28T05:50:23-04:00'
describe
'81154' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXY' 'sip-files00028.QC.jpg'
281019443e04db67419019b9be44a897
63c3eed2bbbb3356096bc70069ed264347779d8a
'2012-03-28T05:56:26-04:00'
describe
'1730320' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYXZ' 'sip-files00028.tif'
d8a3d8f0b88f4710153be4468f096a78
446a532934e535e774d415ce00e42e864897665f
'2012-03-28T05:58:02-04:00'
describe
'1524' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYA' 'sip-files00028.txt'
27ae71bfa83825ba86d2869e602c3e21
dc44db159b49b4a1bf95ea41d92904bc3a0f5dc8
'2012-03-28T05:50:09-04:00'
describe
'38375' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYB' 'sip-files00028thm.jpg'
bd469ce56d5b49afd33bb2cff27fe0ed
6abb07fbdb33c6ed81ffb528ccec5bc291b7a376
'2012-03-28T05:55:27-04:00'
describe
'225587' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYC' 'sip-files00029.jp2'
3278ba43152cc3cc6bd8d57bd6ad6d07
22d22ec0019c6021990ad172e7c021e654a524cf
'2012-03-28T05:53:34-04:00'
describe
'156278' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYD' 'sip-files00029.jpg'
1f98b24fc24240d2f42c25534905e711
225be856249578767fe188131721b5aacf94784e
'2012-03-28T05:49:57-04:00'
describe
'35648' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYE' 'sip-files00029.pro'
98ff80b654585a6f5bda169f5748beab
27a16da828e5f66523167745f7dfe4aa5a266ac8
'2012-03-28T05:55:42-04:00'
describe
'77246' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYF' 'sip-files00029.QC.jpg'
1a000267582298c7d08a58eaf32e9ee1
b9cae690d71fb30503aba91d4cdef7d922ce971b
'2012-03-28T05:55:55-04:00'
describe
'1829448' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYG' 'sip-files00029.tif'
d0a3a94ba56c631bc7d6df20daae08e8
150c1d899537b4f78acf239514a42011b62287a1
describe
'1495' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYH' 'sip-files00029.txt'
6819cbf41a352fbda8a0b040cec6ef49
1789689f5ff16aa1d752606bfdfca4983e7db7a9
'2012-03-28T05:49:58-04:00'
describe
'37549' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYI' 'sip-files00029thm.jpg'
ad1b918746095daa3171ce845ebb9f43
fa348a53151bc123c96829241b9ca405e1a7506e
describe
'220196' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYJ' 'sip-files00030.jp2'
bc6e4a25ab048650c44d9639ccbcbf22
d88e9b05502c429a2ee6c217add03661ba254723
'2012-03-28T05:52:41-04:00'
describe
'159968' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYK' 'sip-files00030.jpg'
864fb5ffba6bea5faaa913cae03702c1
f03843aaa0ef31a7266a213900e8d863307cb50c
describe
'36953' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYL' 'sip-files00030.pro'
7eedfa9be12abb306457b72e2c0a93f3
e48a76beb3035495f68964b6114e84a05d126ad5
describe
'79745' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYM' 'sip-files00030.QC.jpg'
5f01f95336cd4b617a4556ef74b12108
e63217e81579d0e60229b9d331c6a93ff19ef431
'2012-03-28T05:58:15-04:00'
describe
'1786168' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYN' 'sip-files00030.tif'
bfc9bae6e5c458b4912233a2c11f38ba
884b7ed3c5d3a0c897d2fb23a4db47bc5f2fff0d
'2012-03-28T05:58:14-04:00'
describe
'1500' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYO' 'sip-files00030.txt'
04feb87298da4f336abce61058050f98
ae2fd4db2c2c50cab7c6ad1add9f2c29c771e45f
describe
'37777' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYP' 'sip-files00030thm.jpg'
a6a9b327d791f15c24e532c47026d898
d206be57461a47fb94a748683592afaac34ed6b5
'2012-03-28T05:50:25-04:00'
describe
'222020' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYQ' 'sip-files00031.jp2'
1f682a07afdcd69b4fe760f430fb4ee8
ee4a0380d54355da55aaa2fcd11e574857a85c56
describe
'160696' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYR' 'sip-files00031.jpg'
fa646520842bc0901aa99b5777e79337
22d1267cdb8098645d3959ba9c9dc041139ac9f5
describe
'36521' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYS' 'sip-files00031.pro'
3c10e0640e75395d645f3270c59c5828
235ab847eb749c6cae1318a758e107f4b867083b
'2012-03-28T05:58:13-04:00'
describe
'80645' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYT' 'sip-files00031.QC.jpg'
ecc506fee05d7d93a4a601dfaad3dbe1
e0014f34ba6e0682db569651a8e5ee95bdb28f0e
'2012-03-28T05:54:03-04:00'
describe
'1801004' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYU' 'sip-files00031.tif'
7903492ae27d769caa3f77119cc71300
2d8f19af5aa4ae4e609222964a97010702ec84cf
describe
'1505' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYV' 'sip-files00031.txt'
a213966e7021170c595ef1a842182382
c094fa1b1445ed566163c6d1c518aa4cc3720d26
'2012-03-28T05:58:30-04:00'
describe
'37835' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYW' 'sip-files00031thm.jpg'
a6d26df9e85be16c4d475207de0eb913
a1600618920d18e8c51394b0ad839f748459194a
'2012-03-28T05:53:05-04:00'
describe
'216632' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYX' 'sip-files00032.jp2'
06a78ba6e53c2ef61cc5d3a9f6237397
408ce716ba4c3826c94830666d0cb6b040606564
'2012-03-28T05:50:01-04:00'
describe
'161340' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYY' 'sip-files00032.jpg'
c3252cc8d3569ea6ae8a617159108028
ab8b968ae09b2fcc2be932e3ad8a51958b4c7e08
'2012-03-28T05:52:09-04:00'
describe
'35363' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYYZ' 'sip-files00032.pro'
1e0fd18b17510c772bfe4fb124990c25
420203f1dc417b45e8b829dc2c79dcfe3b08beec
'2012-03-28T05:56:38-04:00'
describe
'80765' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZA' 'sip-files00032.QC.jpg'
13abd9d42b995e1d9c4b2dc45857607d
b91591c58693ad6e5553562b7bcd20e805d6e984
'2012-03-28T05:50:05-04:00'
describe
'1758456' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZB' 'sip-files00032.tif'
5540a5acefa4f22c09d520d31011e4d2
3ed148a1a360aefef5f93486fe071145cd1dd71a
'2012-03-28T05:53:17-04:00'
describe
'1484' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZC' 'sip-files00032.txt'
09a08808575664f4f01bad74b57c6cee
64030fe28fdef497348e9b7e7cdc499633842ae7
'2012-03-28T05:51:37-04:00'
describe
'37766' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZD' 'sip-files00032thm.jpg'
d4f5e1f8094fad367db35102d984ad9a
4d1af86b539311070e315843c1c90170c7c3e896
'2012-03-28T05:56:46-04:00'
describe
'219875' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZE' 'sip-files00033.jp2'
b6377810d3de9a6bc104be9a30789af4
ed45846a0a7a0bc1e0f0d2a48ace603db5b6aa3b
'2012-03-28T05:51:48-04:00'
describe
'159919' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZF' 'sip-files00033.jpg'
33a2a174d4df244f372abcfd5917148a
e5012752461647249c26c6814b19b6ab86f8a79b
describe
'37094' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZG' 'sip-files00033.pro'
371b7610f50a2898edc7e471ac063cf9
849b75a7d98c98a8dfcc2a6cb0fc5132849017e5
'2012-03-28T05:54:37-04:00'
describe
'79135' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZH' 'sip-files00033.QC.jpg'
6872cbd1d8b44670a826d8a2daceaa23
aa5602045d6183a211597a9a624781dfe402786d
'2012-03-28T05:50:55-04:00'
describe
'1783612' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZI' 'sip-files00033.tif'
ddecd144215739c38ff90712206e6764
b86fc15a2f0e1c0535b7920a2a324c4776b4151e
'2012-03-28T05:51:49-04:00'
describe
'1480' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZJ' 'sip-files00033.txt'
3bc6890b5cf444ea363542f00ab0dad1
661276b4603d0f08b624d5ab742304ffaddfd845
describe
'37778' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZK' 'sip-files00033thm.jpg'
5d6d746bbf3113d0f4f13238f2afe5c8
d0d02c334536d4eea35d8fdea7d25ddecb0ab0a6
describe
'217202' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZL' 'sip-files00034.jp2'
385c1f045451d8563df7b5d3dc7aaa10
16d2be59cbfafc114965bd09806d1e55531dbe48
'2012-03-28T05:53:21-04:00'
describe
'156995' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZM' 'sip-files00034.jpg'
a2bca6ef6ca4b39f9b0e31175749494d
37e2c44d291bb8d0d1066eb4611ce18eb1617bb0
'2012-03-28T05:53:58-04:00'
describe
'36648' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZN' 'sip-files00034.pro'
5e2e23f829d08992fbea3d3fbdf515de
75bf96e21659728f966128448ca40596e0110b9a
'2012-03-28T05:54:21-04:00'
describe
'76956' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZO' 'sip-files00034.QC.jpg'
df946e0731a40269ccbfeeec0984b7f8
e5e3926c0317b99fdd0d0301a1432d24e6a7aa77
'2012-03-28T05:51:13-04:00'
describe
'1762004' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZP' 'sip-files00034.tif'
b6a2086c6c74e689db4264fe712d2cdc
02227c5df7bb178bb6699a2dc4b974fa87b5f503
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZQ' 'sip-files00034.txt'
9fdc14e1cfa659e44eeaf58dcf75674e
fdc45cab8498c5d907ef6f07aeee2ab3ec88cd36
'2012-03-28T05:50:40-04:00'
describe
'37282' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZR' 'sip-files00034thm.jpg'
f95c6c34c14ed6b18a5e4d88917353d6
477318c81ae366197c7f201dd549a2f000c6321e
'2012-03-28T05:50:27-04:00'
describe
'223949' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZS' 'sip-files00035.jp2'
b14ff16f6f3b89cfb2aad2eaaed100e1
a5da1bef6003ad173c649eadb14e3cd79eb33331
describe
'163307' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZT' 'sip-files00035.jpg'
15378512e885026d91456650eda57cf0
e442558f3a4c9a7a0fcfc78eb2369d65fbb4110c
'2012-03-28T05:56:48-04:00'
describe
'38613' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZU' 'sip-files00035.pro'
d2165cfbd40c888f26ff1d986069da03
40dcd35efef35aa48824a25a1b6b0b47e4543004
'2012-03-28T05:55:08-04:00'
describe
'80001' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZV' 'sip-files00035.QC.jpg'
f34b766345323aa02908115a5d5faadf
e26a68b8a1acb249394f420e29743fc297f78192
'2012-03-28T05:50:18-04:00'
describe
'1816392' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZW' 'sip-files00035.tif'
ac7fd266a887405d4ab0a52393ed9781
52d36aca77f3b9c08e802e6f35bb5016344bc08e
'2012-03-28T05:55:20-04:00'
describe
'1531' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZX' 'sip-files00035.txt'
107b92602f94cacc27d1ca1688759012
c2e4072f18214764678d881f82c80a9e6aeb01c7
'2012-03-28T05:56:02-04:00'
describe
'37728' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZY' 'sip-files00035thm.jpg'
42885e2786d891369442f9ff94985660
daac58d41d6e36bb6265a0e889d54c692820ed6d
'2012-03-28T05:57:52-04:00'
describe
'221219' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABYZZ' 'sip-files00036.jp2'
d162106382384658685e546cf9eb87b4
ca44203472fc0717e3c5799864b99ab0f8dd6035
'2012-03-28T05:57:35-04:00'
describe
'160143' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAA' 'sip-files00036.jpg'
75068d1c3207414549d3306fba97d8ca
d1fec6f1d7349a5c675201cce9edf53acfc2f153
'2012-03-28T05:57:29-04:00'
describe
'38695' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAB' 'sip-files00036.pro'
54ccb742dce38a768a595094cb2beb12
6516772251e4054ddcbdccc54140eee239e9fd75
describe
'78551' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAC' 'sip-files00036.QC.jpg'
9566831496a61bbbf493446548dd97fb
dddbe00b9e3650bf0e652046f931889cf12c2e32
'2012-03-28T05:50:22-04:00'
describe
'1794824' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAD' 'sip-files00036.tif'
ff1df695636233cc1ff7645b13e707a9
9f663b6ae1fe0a088844401667712597ab05ce6c
'2012-03-28T05:54:01-04:00'
describe
'1558' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAE' 'sip-files00036.txt'
2b2de7a16f286e55deb973c5f1c8e8ce
74ca96df31f1c05da0670959c4bf2baf2b6fbf4b
describe
'37610' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAF' 'sip-files00036thm.jpg'
ff346576302ba755d3583cfb018195ae
4677da3707804550afaf78365e49e9302f2e3df1
describe
'223161' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAG' 'sip-files00037.jp2'
1e6203954fbc9ff9aad0574f9c5f6832
c9dd29c38447d6ced791427fd717f4cbf2f13d77
'2012-03-28T05:58:33-04:00'
describe
'155816' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAH' 'sip-files00037.jpg'
1781c30d3428674ea383175495d5d8ff
1bb110c608ccb46037051837674b92818a6af257
'2012-03-28T05:57:11-04:00'
describe
'38017' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAI' 'sip-files00037.pro'
e164c5a480a2638f6c815356dd04b862
4350fd31460bf56c0ba8b413fd3b980eafa494d2
describe
'76876' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAJ' 'sip-files00037.QC.jpg'
e7b9196943379879dc36a64e4cf9f85f
0a16db409fc6f8a9e1fac21e145942e0d79787f5
'2012-03-28T05:56:34-04:00'
describe
'1809768' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAK' 'sip-files00037.tif'
968d30119e3e56d607dbf336f890fe99
2e4083632b71e8e37ff32e702bd841ec45ab48b9
'2012-03-28T05:56:12-04:00'
describe
'1509' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAL' 'sip-files00037.txt'
8cef537c5ab38afd80b6eff4de370bbc
941515be8652d4743b27eddaa8ce37226530b89b
'2012-03-28T05:57:50-04:00'
describe
'37076' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAM' 'sip-files00037thm.jpg'
15cf82270320e4b1e1192cbfdbc06a57
ea704961c0d2535c4cf0e970d68544942b874f07
'2012-03-28T05:51:00-04:00'
describe
'223635' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAN' 'sip-files00038.jp2'
b16c9f81619eb8f005b83f6d17d2c7b9
740b665ea0cde86b9736b8e9e3de3d68c96356fb
'2012-03-28T05:51:42-04:00'
describe
'156756' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAO' 'sip-files00038.jpg'
23ce8bf1c25667875528721418643338
611ef2f7db951741026a0244b8d0a2883a9d9a4d
'2012-03-28T05:50:39-04:00'
describe
'37022' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAP' 'sip-files00038.pro'
94ba5aa2266edf2903fd970d73c8961c
0e3abbd5cbfa864f95d36feb62b9a1f795a081b0
'2012-03-28T05:54:56-04:00'
describe
'77791' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAQ' 'sip-files00038.QC.jpg'
6821eb7f6e1a1c4b225753aae7ce8b17
59b70b151ce54197af8d9f34ccb08435516701be
'2012-03-28T05:58:40-04:00'
describe
'1814264' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAR' 'sip-files00038.tif'
470b050e5489d99efb9bdab05994c084
bf1bff2b5d789169549e2afc2ef956045a57db57
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAS' 'sip-files00038.txt'
7d730db081fc22e8b73627fc84a40933
147caaf6a9f29c70306bcbb9c78efef35cf5a8ee
describe
'37293' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAT' 'sip-files00038thm.jpg'
83a2d2dc62a7a2e303f9ef5fab71415b
2be74b6534bfa7b6bd59f3c64ba6293c2ff95342
'2012-03-28T05:56:43-04:00'
describe
'223194' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAU' 'sip-files00039.jp2'
da399212a84218dd5e4f78984c57c908
44fdcd2c66625e022a4d5c476d3173b4dd023c5b
'2012-03-28T05:57:12-04:00'
describe
'155004' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAV' 'sip-files00039.jpg'
940daa59ed61d64ad59c7115fd04072c
9ced4b38fc8d7b93006607d81183cb00bf90cc11
'2012-03-28T05:55:41-04:00'
describe
'36602' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAW' 'sip-files00039.pro'
9ade605c26481c33df1b4185a350f753
e93c8a08d0abd8c80e0e8fd1abaee9a7d1d9a1bb
describe
'77368' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAX' 'sip-files00039.QC.jpg'
fe148cd84782b6bf4098d16053b17ce1
7c49bddf0b09c5b43b244647be2b3ccd1513f98e
describe
'1809896' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAY' 'sip-files00039.tif'
fa9ea0d17ceae30811c56c14e1921559
26caf57e9672435c30c3759d91f17e1a82f0ffb1
'2012-03-28T05:51:47-04:00'
describe
'1461' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZAZ' 'sip-files00039.txt'
1b32b23ced493b4721085caa330008c2
7b95b42b25d91604ce50894ca411716648674d9e
'2012-03-28T05:57:42-04:00'
describe
'37463' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBA' 'sip-files00039thm.jpg'
9788d8ea2a6da1b0cd26497bc1c202fd
de0f561e5d8c911370636a0a68ecd6a3307d81cd
'2012-03-28T05:58:20-04:00'
describe
'225882' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBB' 'sip-files00040.jp2'
7aeb28eccca3b1b346e74ff61a751da1
e0a83b50ad7aaba158f9292a53fbbca082d6f833
'2012-03-28T05:53:25-04:00'
describe
'155174' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBC' 'sip-files00040.jpg'
c4604439a7f2c655e3f1c8a10504ebbd
2a69129a19235b3e616da166ee2448dedc679977
'2012-03-28T05:50:24-04:00'
describe
'35131' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBD' 'sip-files00040.pro'
4dcdd95029279ea5e4953e05baec8e69
76f62bc666cceda106b79a81e59a50ef01ea853e
describe
'77371' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBE' 'sip-files00040.QC.jpg'
fa8f5fd9bd645d1ed040f1353af47174
15ed18b23890c96dde84539a9a501f1359ffda0c
'2012-03-28T05:53:45-04:00'
describe
'1831788' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBF' 'sip-files00040.tif'
b1554988b4da0dda76e55438963da42b
98f3e0d716a412ce5d99687a400a7c19a47a78bb
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBG' 'sip-files00040.txt'
518fe67608e75f28051f8e33706e9698
85d535a82b04b6e0be2c8d157cd805aedb0a2cac
describe
'37262' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBH' 'sip-files00040thm.jpg'
1d95d7961ba506a6552a126517a62a95
4967c55da2625e0b441f30a783cbb0b698c95b6d
describe
'219375' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBI' 'sip-files00041.jp2'
78f36e5f7f8d72032c19a309df669da0
57942570f1f677d397de2d645214a18015943dd8
'2012-03-28T05:53:09-04:00'
describe
'157131' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBJ' 'sip-files00041.jpg'
3e9d9f113c574a106cc76165695e7204
2668edb74627926f4739887863d8730683efcde9
'2012-03-28T05:54:54-04:00'
describe
'38109' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBK' 'sip-files00041.pro'
2561baec4749be8317b00ec03ae35620
2f4491b29b059d28eb8b1decebc1b2dc9009e16d
describe
'77934' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBL' 'sip-files00041.QC.jpg'
408d82ced450f4028cdcbe0d2437b728
2a6174094aacaede5fd5ee411af885b80bb1efd5
'2012-03-28T05:54:29-04:00'
describe
'1779664' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBM' 'sip-files00041.tif'
23300a460f2f753c30b80e11d0ced76f
ae181b321bd32ef95420369cb2de1a1c021a811a
'2012-03-28T05:53:06-04:00'
describe
'1527' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBN' 'sip-files00041.txt'
706f1e2a2b75c73f7d77b3c05138ec1d
dea7ef3e5d37f29e41d41e3f265601356a16208e
describe
'37710' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBO' 'sip-files00041thm.jpg'
eac919762d7c33b078818c314cfd2947
5a88ed05cdae6bacd4f02869aaf037c847c25364
'2012-03-28T05:58:53-04:00'
describe
'223462' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBP' 'sip-files00042.jp2'
02b8c8b18678b58d4bd36d03bed77280
8ddb6347db80c23097c26bd2a6b4b1f712bebc25
'2012-03-28T05:58:38-04:00'
describe
'155380' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBQ' 'sip-files00042.jpg'
6f6282dc39f337d4956d3897de7804a4
15257b1d0058719962be2b8539918ca53f4eda3f
'2012-03-28T05:50:37-04:00'
describe
'35793' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBR' 'sip-files00042.pro'
918bd5600bbde17c16ae7ffff909fcea
7eb895517b51ab571f134ed6cac80841da15f041
'2012-03-28T05:58:58-04:00'
describe
'76105' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBS' 'sip-files00042.QC.jpg'
872c431b6533729d0d6dc689c1939086
1c3444d66ef40803a75cf31407c182f7ccb7ac5e
describe
'1811912' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBT' 'sip-files00042.tif'
ae78dbf09f3a148c350c913ac02ce129
ea9941a7c4377412b3d9a9a9fc484b4eabf3b347
'2012-03-28T05:57:10-04:00'
describe
'1504' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBU' 'sip-files00042.txt'
b4171de0019b510e10ae19f12b4efdfe
5cb7d68ed0121723ff470af49b3f40934b6ccfee
'2012-03-28T05:51:21-04:00'
describe
'36792' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBV' 'sip-files00042thm.jpg'
34c08c4e1728764b215920b844d274e8
9212d43550afcf0ff8a2319d52b2a1502eef031c
'2012-03-28T05:53:26-04:00'
describe
'223351' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBW' 'sip-files00043.jp2'
32b1d84abe08e3ce5fdaa96305834cfb
c46470476eeef4b5a73bb9f4569b5c36b72f3046
'2012-03-28T05:50:56-04:00'
describe
'160233' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBX' 'sip-files00043.jpg'
ade474b07342d4d154780f4229f1701b
2a3957f22a071350ae615785eac6c981b6a42373
'2012-03-28T05:55:44-04:00'
describe
'38288' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBY' 'sip-files00043.pro'
1f1530baf950d1655b4bd8c140de7222
cab7fb1e18b7738dcaa628a2cea7311544b85a53
'2012-03-28T05:52:49-04:00'
describe
'77879' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZBZ' 'sip-files00043.QC.jpg'
117aa7aec706c6f652c44e3b4d5d5f39
4daa039c28e861b3b4f02ab706b415d4f527de94
'2012-03-28T05:53:59-04:00'
describe
'1812264' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCA' 'sip-files00043.tif'
7dc8ea2e0ba364cbcbee00f25ef9e5c1
563ff179476749c02adbe9eadb0d896a814c4ea9
'2012-03-28T05:52:17-04:00'
describe
'1517' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCB' 'sip-files00043.txt'
db912bbe5d3a0232a1929ec8546ee87a
dc9b68bd6340a570279133b4ca64b00f11ed27ad
'2012-03-28T05:54:42-04:00'
describe
'37385' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCC' 'sip-files00043thm.jpg'
0de769d51d958ddd42b84ed814ebd686
41ce8af4d55c1843bf374c9f8e298974568a4d7c
'2012-03-28T05:58:52-04:00'
describe
'222393' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCD' 'sip-files00044.jp2'
4cd2e451d2c2eacbd5dac8404a4f616c
2d386e3db341a2ec60692f6a3ba266d658542cbf
'2012-03-28T05:55:18-04:00'
describe
'160509' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCE' 'sip-files00044.jpg'
1d30cfb88599698bc5c158c7c70a23ce
65ce88269c9f84bd2dc2efe243b6a68a2a3d6b2c
'2012-03-28T05:58:05-04:00'
describe
'37905' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCF' 'sip-files00044.pro'
8c3fbea3a44425d095df254ffc45b202
32abbacd13c0e9536c79a60c6d836701a3cfa30b
'2012-03-28T05:55:39-04:00'
describe
'78987' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCG' 'sip-files00044.QC.jpg'
0465d3009e47bf19dd022a806990bd96
f33392de2309278179fe991703302d7e2fc22d28
'2012-03-28T05:51:41-04:00'
describe
'1803348' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCH' 'sip-files00044.tif'
5c6ccf2305796bcda867d97608e59794
e2f4dfc5c116356f5fd5758adc4e6bce86c80670
'2012-03-28T05:57:57-04:00'
describe
'1533' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCI' 'sip-files00044.txt'
27c05778cfd31d9ee74536895df95c34
a1dc10de9849fb7842633ec23461dd66cbfa934b
'2012-03-28T05:51:10-04:00'
describe
'37329' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCJ' 'sip-files00044thm.jpg'
2789295d2975a6059f59285b18aaeb13
c805902af4405edf9fc5a1760ed0b3c46a87d894
'2012-03-28T05:56:30-04:00'
describe
'223210' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCK' 'sip-files00045.jp2'
bef0b9ad1239e52f3f518934127173c7
51f707277b66e30a31c249190de558c2012c3aa5
'2012-03-28T05:52:05-04:00'
describe
'160997' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCL' 'sip-files00045.jpg'
32d20456b0aad71068049d352602e820
5cf7b8f1a98a35b2e0ace1ce38c9201bd0c36b33
'2012-03-28T05:52:26-04:00'
describe
'38347' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCM' 'sip-files00045.pro'
801ec34a94422ed28c67e45d5c67f8af
26dd77acc980b0e88d0a758d0f3c0e0fcffaf417
'2012-03-28T05:52:00-04:00'
describe
'79122' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCN' 'sip-files00045.QC.jpg'
3a2eb25204e8a162deed7411eed17dfc
82e7f6f90d2af95c9bc4ad8310d6847b54cf538c
describe
'1809964' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCO' 'sip-files00045.tif'
e28fd14602498e0f2ce015f92018f0eb
21b30ce01c526f828d775e1185ab7e04f42fb19f
'2012-03-28T05:51:38-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCP' 'sip-files00045.txt'
00f45c5860598ee7d4a6bb3908c4bf1a
5c6fc026b94736af29a636b775de8786a24f4ffd
describe
'37595' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCQ' 'sip-files00045thm.jpg'
59dbe6bb036e77fd592a653ff4282166
631f7a1cd00f10982b39da51a949c2d9d2f1c957
'2012-03-28T05:54:48-04:00'
describe
'222085' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCR' 'sip-files00046.jp2'
39a3928dbdfbb3cb88f8d0a10b5c632d
f70c83dee0bbd936fb2f5df9c13a35883a7c253e
'2012-03-28T05:55:32-04:00'
describe
'159783' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCS' 'sip-files00046.jpg'
f9940a2655fd92d135b6654daa35f808
bc6a74f63685db7acc1a4e00be05b8e08396abeb
'2012-03-28T05:58:45-04:00'
describe
'36083' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCT' 'sip-files00046.pro'
45b5e75f7743dc18a2466b90aa190326
e8c5a4a7a098fdd9bff8e72402fa7eda66fc9fc0
'2012-03-28T05:50:52-04:00'
describe
'78756' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCU' 'sip-files00046.QC.jpg'
67f6feef8de79121e6e0f34034ef2cfe
cbe86adb2467862b223ed04ea18adc5744e059b2
'2012-03-28T05:58:00-04:00'
describe
'1801260' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCV' 'sip-files00046.tif'
96b43c0702200d332044b79e4d25442f
ee912f6852e3d0c910e4026fe46fb42b1b1ee312
'2012-03-28T05:58:19-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCW' 'sip-files00046.txt'
80d6d14a8e2ca81eff3b8c0d21b76367
8cfbb2e3f6151c88f5c1fc1517f12876c196bcd5
'2012-03-28T05:56:51-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCX' 'sip-files00046thm.jpg'
e78078f2c3b4aa9c466da903d303da65
47818dccd6b52c0738bc47838b9082a6557787ea
'2012-03-28T05:52:44-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCY' 'sip-files00047.jp2'
b15b0f18f4686f28735c35be9bad374f
962caa84fe4a6b350c5730c265a2cee9e4bffbcd
'2012-03-28T05:52:29-04:00'
describe
'156474' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZCZ' 'sip-files00047.jpg'
18440f3edeeebebf1f79e27327bcafc2
c7098b67d14d3b98716ecb43c85ae2f40f0b523f
describe
'37137' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDA' 'sip-files00047.pro'
0878e49dd66d30a5a29d2ca6ee78b9ab
d1e5a6a67f918d7b97f63ee24f46a0e681bf19fa
'2012-03-28T05:51:54-04:00'
describe
'77010' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDB' 'sip-files00047.QC.jpg'
b8de636ee5390e2eefc37c7f0b4b8a14
2fdec41b67d73acc4eb6ce92eea135d92b0f8493
'2012-03-28T05:53:12-04:00'
describe
'1779716' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDC' 'sip-files00047.tif'
99985c8b7417794201304faed8c8d73c
a25c8eafe4dc85785e1b0eecbbc6175ca8f51a21
'2012-03-28T05:52:45-04:00'
describe
'1477' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDD' 'sip-files00047.txt'
7f58191f752c0e3635ac18cc2821db30
2c2f042ac9b6e66af24256df96e0901c8f0f4e58
'2012-03-28T05:52:32-04:00'
describe
'37882' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDE' 'sip-files00047thm.jpg'
9e862fad4f3b39012b73b4b0273d6a5e
937443722946739e2a1696f663bfe74d48927608
'2012-03-28T05:57:40-04:00'
describe
'227513' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDF' 'sip-files00048.jp2'
c9abe8f3dd563d576a28590c183ab32e
885a0dca4f50183f7677cda87560d2413b5d3fcb
'2012-03-28T05:52:25-04:00'
describe
'148442' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDG' 'sip-files00048.jpg'
5122e37fe13010d7531bc0c9a29df0bc
5c1851eb6080443970b6bcd661d9aef5119105cd
describe
'35081' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDH' 'sip-files00048.pro'
393fd46a4c575b1a122a9ad249788953
29a23e2ab9d32e08517ffbc9b5831d18005d646f
'2012-03-28T05:57:48-04:00'
describe
'72839' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDI' 'sip-files00048.QC.jpg'
060f46aebae4da056cc8488a0fead6a3
0f025ba7fa5be1a0adfdf9d5499cade6c3fbefaf
describe
'1844740' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDJ' 'sip-files00048.tif'
76ab65726f9ddb20a8d8affb8ccb3174
b1fdd358d04c2db942f38a7d648834303b119d3c
'2012-03-28T05:54:59-04:00'
describe
'1422' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDK' 'sip-files00048.txt'
84e0163ce9817d686e681e1b785ef167
1895da98da7c29c855cbff90e6389d2626941fe6
describe
'36269' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDL' 'sip-files00048thm.jpg'
c518e9ec30d861ba7079ea3816b4a3c1
df1e5448c89dee431f153f655d97768df20f706e
'2012-03-28T05:50:08-04:00'
describe
'223486' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDM' 'sip-files00049.jp2'
9bce677d4ea577bcf41ed150fd96736b
64a9ec52634f1953859e79a4e55373e6845085d0
'2012-03-28T05:55:36-04:00'
describe
'156123' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDN' 'sip-files00049.jpg'
1588a8dadf9ae9c5bfb4d63a3796a86e
95afd6dd41ae2bc2e949873bd0b418a66320bbcc
describe
'36242' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDO' 'sip-files00049.pro'
d71a2b1d9dbde395b0cf590e8a117a2c
e199b0384e99708c509568bc73c985c14b0295cf
describe
'77764' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDP' 'sip-files00049.QC.jpg'
ebd9b96844e67d6eba070f7da2c844f4
90cbdaea51a5e9913c3f20ecc69d7c56fa52c3b8
describe
'1812340' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDQ' 'sip-files00049.tif'
71e6199ec2427ee986453f18de43a955
975f932564ee6ed665fac9d36731ad53f2f662aa
'2012-03-28T05:53:10-04:00'
describe
'1444' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDR' 'sip-files00049.txt'
9078adb26f173436df114614b7210a80
896accd574f4ccf4709cd18d12aae2953f16c793
'2012-03-28T05:57:02-04:00'
describe
'37891' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDS' 'sip-files00049thm.jpg'
0df40814125998ce51d497cc49c035ae
f9c64235a39c4d3e64fad6c35394f34bf0452d8c
'2012-03-28T05:50:42-04:00'
describe
'221789' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDT' 'sip-files00050.jp2'
70c5f7baa69a0153b4d9d726c3e6b4ac
7691a62277e1db73b2980462dabc92873d23e50b
describe
'148352' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDU' 'sip-files00050.jpg'
85e8cfd796d4239eb3eb57fa815d03c9
a72f0bcec06b6d82bf6f3c5cf958da420c93a683
'2012-03-28T05:53:23-04:00'
describe
'34511' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDV' 'sip-files00050.pro'
8c87a9f9ae021d03e665f18253c7cd4a
378279ec29ebe8c4ec8b047eea599b149007beba
'2012-03-28T05:56:05-04:00'
describe
'73507' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDW' 'sip-files00050.QC.jpg'
9171e04088b19dd3faf79c88ec467fcc
370482cb4758cd88902d9489294f48e186bc37f6
'2012-03-28T05:54:46-04:00'
describe
'1799024' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDX' 'sip-files00050.tif'
3c4532cffaf0beae1600b25a35abe2cb
1a39785dbdfef118ac16e92537b7603719add9b1
'2012-03-28T05:57:49-04:00'
describe
'1431' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDY' 'sip-files00050.txt'
b0d5aa85ccffb8fcd6c3e85fa303e1bd
867313f9fe6e1a8c0fa5fc8b081e803e430209fd
'2012-03-28T05:57:28-04:00'
describe
'36278' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZDZ' 'sip-files00050thm.jpg'
d75ffdb131b9b17dafbf7d0c1fae2d33
6304edb0f4ce307938d616bf6bd61abf0d899f62
'2012-03-28T05:51:55-04:00'
describe
'225847' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEA' 'sip-files00051.jp2'
1507cee7c99592f23d47602956199beb
96e3b0cd8c60dee814f323844093a3c6f1bb3288
'2012-03-28T05:58:41-04:00'
describe
'147660' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEB' 'sip-files00051.jpg'
ccb4a3713ae6813def557e3b27173458
19e96cf450910d566c74231378fd31e5844a7f9f
describe
'34802' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEC' 'sip-files00051.pro'
89e3208e75c2ec791396ff0b7880e46e
5e64acdfd458e0286f2683b2a3f2a57b56e22053
'2012-03-28T05:51:06-04:00'
describe
'72768' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZED' 'sip-files00051.QC.jpg'
3b347f3b3fb024e1c3d34e83ab73dd49
252349e0565560c4f9629a40b374d608b0dce12b
'2012-03-28T05:51:24-04:00'
describe
'1831480' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEE' 'sip-files00051.tif'
06a3c03bd97581ee127f2994508a4bd9
3f7ba0e406199324b8a5da66647435d12dc25b51
'2012-03-28T05:56:06-04:00'
describe
'1437' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEF' 'sip-files00051.txt'
50a7c44f06ee1e4072d66012839dec63
fc73698898be011fc2056584dd477eb4818d5b38
describe
'36322' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEG' 'sip-files00051thm.jpg'
29d18be5823eb2ed8c3b5bb141f3fe50
9fb8b002418b01f5a172fc34ca3b77e6bcc6e8bf
describe
'222069' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEH' 'sip-files00052.jp2'
d83444145eb262838474e03c67486780
e5af8452a7575d246f4fda9c4edbc70d540b4b75
'2012-03-28T05:56:03-04:00'
describe
'155641' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEI' 'sip-files00052.jpg'
15f66dad33ee8f78efa68faa62dcb5c4
20c817649a423effa44db79116dfe2ac70bf3bc8
'2012-03-28T05:53:46-04:00'
describe
'36904' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEJ' 'sip-files00052.pro'
5e589aea9285368f711feea0619f5dae
e1787934e410621e98f25aeb9c84520164876609
'2012-03-28T05:54:39-04:00'
describe
'77407' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEK' 'sip-files00052.QC.jpg'
4736569ad6f51370f8f589e117e902db
e04a6e4f08397761e58951dc039c797de1bce0d9
'2012-03-28T05:55:46-04:00'
describe
'1800736' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEL' 'sip-files00052.tif'
1dbad850f49932b9766093bc8fc2207a
e8bdc0a6c2953ea2fa50896839cbec4673120749
'2012-03-28T05:50:41-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEM' 'sip-files00052.txt'
11d64a1a7077f00602e8b7075e9615e7
f1ff88fa87f8a3e4c378637e56a3b9cc91d3e9f2
'2012-03-28T05:58:23-04:00'
describe
'36789' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEN' 'sip-files00052thm.jpg'
4c499ae84b198e958699f2067b3a782b
613968aaba7841fbdaa7c91d8665a8b203c48b9b
'2012-03-28T05:51:03-04:00'
describe
'224238' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEO' 'sip-files00053.jp2'
2433fd8849dc5a44ee76a1293df2812d
af3b37a3546b2db0a4ad9a961f5dbd4b993cd69b
describe
'161232' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEP' 'sip-files00053.jpg'
f3a167939824a57606e3c23e71039092
f4376f6e6af0444f4525f88f86d74c72e8f4f5e6
'2012-03-28T05:58:49-04:00'
describe
'37649' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEQ' 'sip-files00053.pro'
809cfe23824dd0aa458fbad2740a9613
322aa8b29bcb9cbedf843bc4f4835ad4c8e3097e
'2012-03-28T05:56:52-04:00'
describe
'80066' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZER' 'sip-files00053.QC.jpg'
f9a259f1aa77740d1b33b2ecca3d2eb0
c27ddadc5f8349921056fe57e8d3e043f989492f
describe
'1818852' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZES' 'sip-files00053.tif'
0d8a554db51ddfb45b3feeb700813e4f
7e249dfd9644846f16978f46a00067efd7a76de4
'2012-03-28T05:50:19-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZET' 'sip-files00053.txt'
091b565d4edd15cffcc643b0efcaa31c
bc425f2836235c539c573054852c8cd276498659
'2012-03-28T05:54:34-04:00'
describe
'38133' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEU' 'sip-files00053thm.jpg'
6978f553ac6ffaae774a16da24552477
7670554539eb35b105e01d3e7f59e43adff79012
'2012-03-28T05:58:55-04:00'
describe
'223673' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEV' 'sip-files00054.jp2'
ff6c71f42f09cb7d5e4164af92589a3d
fd8287162f5e7957873a3fa92a4b89e0d1f12907
describe
'159644' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEW' 'sip-files00054.jpg'
155787804277c57f135f8ea5f415d795
112dc6995e20689b26b7f7aa8338f090bf34c438
describe
'36857' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEX' 'sip-files00054.pro'
f0861e0264d7f606cc334c9447ee826e
105ac0b4414ffb012be85740f602704447813fe6
describe
'78563' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEY' 'sip-files00054.QC.jpg'
eaa84960ab51282c6ca5d1ef83e9b8b8
267d47330bdaa89a80be0e228272d41a328daf87
'2012-03-28T05:52:03-04:00'
describe
'1814496' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZEZ' 'sip-files00054.tif'
84e131f0932155bfd2891f0b25c5a603
a7dc830e7a4135ca9b28982f88a21bdb99ec50fb
'2012-03-28T05:56:37-04:00'
describe
'1487' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFA' 'sip-files00054.txt'
c15d0ec1e680924e8b3d67b1a43e3b6b
8044669d37b8babadca1f3684f696fea79bae48d
'2012-03-28T05:58:04-04:00'
describe
'37785' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFB' 'sip-files00054thm.jpg'
cfaaff88c0b9ed440994d06724799c73
2180d7bb6956e409afbaaab3e5dbfd4ed7f300a6
'2012-03-28T05:53:08-04:00'
describe
'225048' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFC' 'sip-files00055.jp2'
019d08154da9aa0106050545927d420c
7049870a9871244dcc312b0c21c1522b262df194
describe
'156805' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFD' 'sip-files00055.jpg'
6333c55ef3f478562ee9a86e567eea02
1e051851befa245277a709dd8d0ea60c5765df52
'2012-03-28T05:58:37-04:00'
describe
'36679' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFE' 'sip-files00055.pro'
dbcbdd4bead59f3d260a297f8414f3e2
e8a33f0d5aa582d28fbedcf2baffb95dfc9fa8d7
describe
'78310' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFF' 'sip-files00055.QC.jpg'
37a098d517ffda2493e226f19b84106e
37afb202c336c9a5687766b1be06c685f97a1f65
'2012-03-28T05:51:34-04:00'
describe
'1825172' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFG' 'sip-files00055.tif'
5fa3996ad554b8e9614ed17aa5bce6cd
db0dd732c2f3726a058471c81033a0393d0ef37c
'2012-03-28T05:56:58-04:00'
describe
'1458' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFH' 'sip-files00055.txt'
7d2cbf1a886453be93f23bd182dd9af4
64dab556ddbf7d58505819c7680470c5ab65f1d7
'2012-03-28T05:54:44-04:00'
describe
'37617' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFI' 'sip-files00055thm.jpg'
dc0089d4cc4c41779a219d36c7b55364
18d735ae49de22a1f6dd69673c7ea8f42ce95993
describe
'224825' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFJ' 'sip-files00056.jp2'
830ce8041dd7453c3622f45cbcd7f9b9
e142cca121fa939654bd3c50c48470e82c03178a
describe
'152932' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFK' 'sip-files00056.jpg'
3a856f8fdc282f54c5dbfb052109deae
1a71317331efd400db68551195804ae68315d20b
describe
'35685' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFL' 'sip-files00056.pro'
3230171a289cd43f4e5bdbe32c2740af
818d89e51b2a8584a804588015c38da2578de721
describe
'76957' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFM' 'sip-files00056.QC.jpg'
f13f168e548d9502bdd1df9c5f0ea3fe
6af694f885f2ee8abd22cc551ba54ddad2618fce
describe
'1822640' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFN' 'sip-files00056.tif'
479eae08b2294300d7db05847d427d4b
6dfc42ecb15c0e6a1e088d21ce50458874c17f12
'2012-03-28T05:58:47-04:00'
describe
'1446' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFO' 'sip-files00056.txt'
1683475d01f8daf460e14ec957cd9c28
f98953370c4e760ac19afd96a20bafd2c3a3de98
describe
'36572' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFP' 'sip-files00056thm.jpg'
e2e22efeb0e961625277268ab5f690c3
ac7f470e97659269eb94a476d37da166c2e3f2d5
'2012-03-28T05:51:58-04:00'
describe
'221750' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFQ' 'sip-files00057.jp2'
d6817ca0f918c0a0d6758e51dbde5b0f
0265739bd3b4786d341fa15ac83950cdb757db8a
'2012-03-28T05:54:40-04:00'
describe
'153273' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFR' 'sip-files00057.jpg'
0ca8e2d3cfa2f7adc953646d23fcf454
e720786732008dbb53f945310cbbc03b25b87eea
describe
'34655' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFS' 'sip-files00057.pro'
83e31919d7c592bbb3e15d204727e2fc
19ef3f7a412f6ce60753685ea4b44492c5f2a300
describe
'76243' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFT' 'sip-files00057.QC.jpg'
25e462491bbd6a6d7ba603b5f3c41c76
72ebcc3f8e9df8edde46c9843da6f9ae0ded45b1
describe
'1799008' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFU' 'sip-files00057.tif'
ab609f75adc35e70c0c311c5f9906d72
00d9801ad7c7c023f380a599cbccf85801f17ead
'2012-03-28T05:55:53-04:00'
describe
'1403' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFV' 'sip-files00057.txt'
fc4d4b9dfd1b02e8f0e68ad37e8cce39
227349ed1d66fa5b74021754e2ea84bd7f0d0ea9
describe
'37368' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFW' 'sip-files00057thm.jpg'
1c3ead58df0948c63df5d3a5e06c8549
dfee70b6f65b49247147ef02b88fb850cb277b90
'2012-03-28T05:50:31-04:00'
describe
'221787' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFX' 'sip-files00058.jp2'
379f60ad219e72c8d2467d27189cfae8
0c3192fe740d62ff895a4bf549426017a332fe06
describe
'158203' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFY' 'sip-files00058.jpg'
76d68635e15b9144fcff664b0141b34f
fcf982551d7db0990d0e7fa01b2d47a6c5d34390
'2012-03-28T05:58:12-04:00'
describe
'36382' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZFZ' 'sip-files00058.pro'
96d2b4008f25d520e934a43703972191
c4f5c5bdb16cd14dc8598aaa7e2777dfaa4ac7c2
'2012-03-28T05:58:11-04:00'
describe
'78000' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGA' 'sip-files00058.QC.jpg'
2a5584432e181fda8adce0a2ac7f4a01
a0bd4d24f5a8ce9d6d9c5e64dc975b086cd26250
'2012-03-28T05:50:06-04:00'
describe
'1798708' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGB' 'sip-files00058.tif'
1c0e4c1ae637b1bc9b35d671dfd42a0d
e55b363c8567ef2517da773377055c65fa3ef194
describe
'1471' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGC' 'sip-files00058.txt'
c34043d51f9e54eb17ba9b799e8b277d
19c8ad2c270521cd443e546c2cbe1682234c78ce
'2012-03-28T05:55:52-04:00'
describe
'37118' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGD' 'sip-files00058thm.jpg'
eaeb86d5a6e8c0c007e75a1db62f764c
241a69586da102e1f4d1bd90e8a498cee2698a99
describe
'228138' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGE' 'sip-files00059.jp2'
6f5bd89e7ee06995c8ed343a7c9b1599
9fe7e82b8890589b7a3ddfa945b4cff06d851ffe
describe
'150140' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGF' 'sip-files00059.jpg'
91474a326678046b358057804030a628
887dbdf826fd4c99302a73364e84683e87efd4b2
'2012-03-28T05:57:16-04:00'
describe
'35594' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGG' 'sip-files00059.pro'
55cda9f8851936518865a87c1a4b7818
9a249de1dced465473f2e98d53f8369d73b4b7f9
'2012-03-28T05:50:49-04:00'
describe
'74110' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGH' 'sip-files00059.QC.jpg'
9afd8cc734126522d9f4617c2d555cdf
f008b85dd1903ee08ae0c97702ca8e982a430e84
describe
'1849268' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGI' 'sip-files00059.tif'
cc4a6755f0724378f88d56ebdbc05d65
70772768cfdd9fe8df65a12e2fa313f953c351b6
'2012-03-28T05:52:47-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGJ' 'sip-files00059.txt'
e8e4046f17c9755b067546375a6e24b8
2b1350fe5c064cc65fe5571836c7cac909895902
'2012-03-28T05:53:01-04:00'
describe
'36754' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGK' 'sip-files00059thm.jpg'
40a867b39e0098a47309c36b38aab76f
b80c9cc77e1f9728779f196c14f76977c5898391
describe
'222556' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGL' 'sip-files00060.jp2'
4a2ab9047b43f99c294bb06f6de1827e
d05c0faf9381dee791ff06a31deca38b9e1958a8
describe
'151651' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGM' 'sip-files00060.jpg'
c83912872f522d6ec731bd8d9014eeb5
a1fc32abb4d7d4b8f65a969637cd592000c88cc9
describe
'36620' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGN' 'sip-files00060.pro'
d671a0c0fce467b9e691e6b665ea18bc
61cb62e05490908776d40ea30b072b3a4cc4f542
'2012-03-28T05:56:17-04:00'
describe
'75491' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGO' 'sip-files00060.QC.jpg'
bb70ba82eaadd559dfbbb20750a36012
bbf3340242992a54ac80f4101b810036b354d036
'2012-03-28T05:57:13-04:00'
describe
'1804928' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGP' 'sip-files00060.tif'
aec237533d5d53dd5d3722a34e423719
c0a732f2341631b7aa6c3cd724781ef46e257c07
'2012-03-28T05:52:39-04:00'
describe
'1481' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGQ' 'sip-files00060.txt'
6f864f3d15f2d94bea9f5e0d98d9a9d4
6ba287cc487f4f8b2e399b12ad3da97a0ccc6e4a
'2012-03-28T05:53:24-04:00'
describe
'36099' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGR' 'sip-files00060thm.jpg'
23dca30c20e18a561fc6f2d4b2b41bc9
955a51188bd02102a6926f8addd60ea290c845f5
describe
'223468' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGS' 'sip-files00061.jp2'
1f3823d7604afbb0b04132d7f52c3f84
db7d0d6d5e616c319221f797e8655bc8748ffbbb
'2012-03-28T05:52:04-04:00'
describe
'149648' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGT' 'sip-files00061.jpg'
172a5e47ce473eeb048154befa2ad613
8789670c474a350d274696604d1875b7bae99cef
'2012-03-28T05:58:39-04:00'
describe
'35383' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGU' 'sip-files00061.pro'
a87e5af38fca2d252762c7dbbc268062
8d63cfffbbae01557a96037caebca106327fb6d5
describe
'74629' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGV' 'sip-files00061.QC.jpg'
88e50202b63ede64b6cec65c9d38779b
7bf12e72c1a1bde5116143656742bfcacbf4140b
describe
'1811844' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGW' 'sip-files00061.tif'
099a1949a6fb348979d315ff3ab149f4
5ce61783a9e832ed5fe9a84c94b678ffba6ab271
'2012-03-28T05:55:17-04:00'
describe
'1425' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGX' 'sip-files00061.txt'
81bd0cdf748c85501725ce49e5fc2f10
80bac8b573ddc903b65d1c3675b857525987a2ec
describe
'36454' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGY' 'sip-files00061thm.jpg'
95516600b9021f2a376a8761459b68b4
c9572920bdf4158d57c85bec0be1655866d30316
'2012-03-28T05:52:40-04:00'
describe
'219391' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZGZ' 'sip-files00062.jp2'
10c76f5e2f524b4e9130e093332cbcde
32690d41f10b9d332b33ca34196f5797751b42aa
'2012-03-28T05:50:13-04:00'
describe
'151336' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHA' 'sip-files00062.jpg'
290494a84b5b90fbc3f11113360e77ff
bab11b8b2e168c34f51025cd57d306350ee5f973
describe
'34182' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHB' 'sip-files00062.pro'
7c4efd52d89776d7d7af52b00aaf7bf2
dfacf9f7f9cbd10eda7eeab497e685a615282496
describe
'74306' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHC' 'sip-files00062.QC.jpg'
9c4aac58f6efaeea3d1704dd613dada1
0e7c8e49517f5102fa25cd1442f7e8bbbaf593b0
'2012-03-28T05:56:00-04:00'
describe
'1779580' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHD' 'sip-files00062.tif'
c2669deab8fe5c10dd8d685db46a3251
223659b0cea0d69cf4b7986e7e7442b877a7b61c
'2012-03-28T05:52:16-04:00'
describe
'1439' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHE' 'sip-files00062.txt'
ad0e39bf21e24270c43bc0a495deeea5
b56616fda852dc6e8959b89ff05aa9d8c8ab7e6a
'2012-03-28T05:53:22-04:00'
describe
'36966' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHF' 'sip-files00062thm.jpg'
49cebe686d0190f2fe0846c0e6971b12
c678770826aaa222646d9d5f7e4def5f7302fba1
'2012-03-28T05:51:02-04:00'
describe
'218528' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHG' 'sip-files00063.jp2'
97e3c24f01ffcf3064659f3cda21b6d6
15c5e5f66ba6a2cc28eac659187efbf7b19b69a2
describe
'155555' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHH' 'sip-files00063.jpg'
e44edc3f3f43c0e9447d4aab597b696a
08cd54564a24a83f32b09779cf39ef859f80b4bd
'2012-03-28T05:54:31-04:00'
describe
'37587' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHI' 'sip-files00063.pro'
b31a1a727c0d97db0189c318c3694bc5
2d26866ac0969bd3d307427675ee2d82bae32de5
describe
'76738' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHJ' 'sip-files00063.QC.jpg'
9b336bd87f6027ee7b04bfb47bb809e1
d95216874893a17f23a3d8a2ac9cb22560153e15
'2012-03-28T05:58:57-04:00'
describe
'1772716' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHK' 'sip-files00063.tif'
05e9f2f641185600f47afb8fbb8ccfb5
9607e03338d137d1f47cddf39606bf9641037348
'2012-03-28T05:50:00-04:00'
describe
'1492' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHL' 'sip-files00063.txt'
13225d259d8c7e072e5bf2ba44d1672c
43668781ddac45002c31b2082315b97eadfc23f0
describe
'37046' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHM' 'sip-files00063thm.jpg'
e70db57c9df5143fc78e38e4927ed9af
bdf972481f3dea09df7a5a5a944c6acb0af9e030
'2012-03-28T05:57:44-04:00'
describe
'221176' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHN' 'sip-files00064.jp2'
21b522f11fd0076598879f4ecdce24ad
cd1c837aef8c94e6406952b138547756e78a521b
describe
'157317' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHO' 'sip-files00064.jpg'
844ca570fbd64b18671273600f6297f5
5d81055452358393fb040667de20f1e3be3444e0
describe
'36216' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHP' 'sip-files00064.pro'
ee0d0db62b08ad47fe02058b248095f1
909f866478605b0e0e6d6e7e1a7a46533012efe6
describe
'77295' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHQ' 'sip-files00064.QC.jpg'
e814cdeb40f9d9ca9511922aa52b535a
aa910f50ed8623dce994f8e202b1a3495d795cdf
describe
'1795024' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHR' 'sip-files00064.tif'
24d7be8280c45aa01129aa6790657e1f
ed807cebbd2ea7377f116f0fc4db99fb674ad00f
'2012-03-28T05:50:34-04:00'
describe
'1473' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHS' 'sip-files00064.txt'
653169ad4803893dcfda059b088e8035
69f0bff4e02375d7615f851d81a34a866b640010
'2012-03-28T05:55:13-04:00'
describe
'37669' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHT' 'sip-files00064thm.jpg'
1643a16012687d9a4e1bef5749fadb24
e9375b2ea3ec9cbb8ac0a11a0fa3385793a73869
describe
'222891' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHU' 'sip-files00065.jp2'
e36ff8e84d1236c34444e28ea27f878a
7d0656af587d21206b05df1f5b2e3fbfbc782729
'2012-03-28T05:52:37-04:00'
describe
'158399' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHV' 'sip-files00065.jpg'
800f369dc2152dc76b63726a3a0b234e
949c7ebec665aa1ab00a4284651e3910cd90937a
describe
'36622' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHW' 'sip-files00065.pro'
b09252573009e5bbfd178a3ce6c9ad48
d0bc1aa73ef08038321e62630d37bec64ef8507e
'2012-03-28T05:55:04-04:00'
describe
'78833' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHX' 'sip-files00065.QC.jpg'
bb4c78ea1c2f4da7db42358a9c057abe
e793a8d8ec998326e6e6d192fb8fcf006a14fbec
describe
'1807628' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHY' 'sip-files00065.tif'
c7f644a3a02dfde091253fae7c3ec47b
7d89ef678e270ea8ff621bcc84676ea2668ec915
'2012-03-28T05:55:31-04:00'
describe
'1455' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZHZ' 'sip-files00065.txt'
193349529a868f1e9ff693b5cdb58c8b
1b3b0d29bf0bc47c3e32393d6501480f249802bb
describe
'37662' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIA' 'sip-files00065thm.jpg'
03d415fe0450b0a84d82ca91c91615e8
621b337a10b0542bce8cc1da71aef46d809b3e79
'2012-03-28T05:53:55-04:00'
describe
'223162' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIB' 'sip-files00066.jp2'
5efdea0a1a89d3ff11945547c7052519
a2a8879d25a0aefe2405cf12d6c069c17d2ec8f7
describe
'151568' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIC' 'sip-files00066.jpg'
f3ad4161f62d66ca2cd92a2b357432b8
0c1a3ed9d547f57bf21585304c117dd47f2f3c04
'2012-03-28T05:53:48-04:00'
describe
'36001' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZID' 'sip-files00066.pro'
133f2b04537369f120b1e7ca933e69ef
a382a6afa296470d084ac16cc5023960d5e54d1b
'2012-03-28T05:50:35-04:00'
describe
'75223' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIE' 'sip-files00066.QC.jpg'
f861cd1e14a5baf6e289ff42219fad96
b3d9644d511b6084f90389aed8a2563610c38850
'2012-03-28T05:50:54-04:00'
describe
'1810088' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIF' 'sip-files00066.tif'
8f646224f50179a61f03e4f225d072d9
cac21a29d853e7c4789af72887401bdbedbac5b6
'2012-03-28T05:57:15-04:00'
describe
'1486' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIG' 'sip-files00066.txt'
2db78f6a57580b90a2a9dc76305faa9f
3c3eea01c62b357cbb4d28cfa6c177cabcb7aa51
describe
'36842' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIH' 'sip-files00066thm.jpg'
10f84c7d6224952f16e3c99f3c6d768a
604520b867e0c85f1747e79f3a580bfbeafb8d73
'2012-03-28T05:54:11-04:00'
describe
'225071' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZII' 'sip-files00067.jp2'
d86eaeea932e2f59e896c35347466c08
b26fbe0b6ab8112d67ab9ed185ee32786d841ef2
describe
'142198' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIJ' 'sip-files00067.jpg'
c75a3c48a60b45de4c5a306770a73bf5
8dc703ffcd4e84507d448f4b4a3b69c2eebf4fe3
'2012-03-28T05:57:30-04:00'
describe
'32195' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIK' 'sip-files00067.pro'
30cdbd72f8449a63de9ae2d1181feb58
8fe8990472c269607f0a01d10a0f9dfa33bff895
'2012-03-28T05:55:05-04:00'
describe
'71491' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIL' 'sip-files00067.QC.jpg'
dd4e58f11adeb12628273e0ac78bf360
dac1d04989b5fb2e646cbdc7e5ce18a171ffe535
'2012-03-28T05:51:50-04:00'
describe
'1824484' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIM' 'sip-files00067.tif'
2d153a7f257c4d7157a558eced1999fc
2f14884e0bd72ebd46161762fc1e3b82cfb95312
'2012-03-28T05:50:51-04:00'
describe
'1327' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIN' 'sip-files00067.txt'
e7066f0e512ba6aa7f0c0509aa3e9909
bbfc6024e05bd1c08cba7c7f0750366c1dd343ac
describe
'35448' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIO' 'sip-files00067thm.jpg'
91a48f60a1721c162ed9930862cc7bba
66733fa9b72a284c571c9ff5125a37c13c19c416
describe
'225849' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIP' 'sip-files00068.jp2'
31e3019e833d18fdf0988a17dfa050be
c9c3d3868fc94e22beeea36526db333ebd677ec1
'2012-03-28T05:53:36-04:00'
describe
'91345' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIQ' 'sip-files00068.jpg'
546fd3ffa2753ec163b3da20240ea4b1
08bd2fd1b8a8d991c914989fcd81f84471f4779d
'2012-03-28T05:57:05-04:00'
describe
'19144' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIR' 'sip-files00068.pro'
b1bd19742fa45ddaaee182a437f631b1
bb11c4e6974ffacfe1b61207177d907a6d5015e2
describe
'48190' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIS' 'sip-files00068.QC.jpg'
26e5fb47912876bd9189dec84c149fcb
747b7dba22f29ccb6518aa267bb37626f3203a9c
'2012-03-28T05:54:26-04:00'
describe
'1828568' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIT' 'sip-files00068.tif'
69d3c1b3e1bd57f3350b03131df4baa0
aee5b76b42f993a0e21b9355515fdb78ebe2675a
'2012-03-28T05:50:15-04:00'
describe
'793' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIU' 'sip-files00068.txt'
329d2a7abd3c4f33608c11c0dde5071d
d852d9d3018c679998e678cf4484581c3fdb1cc7
'2012-03-28T05:57:27-04:00'
describe
'28196' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIV' 'sip-files00068thm.jpg'
2a6b33468e1e7e857565c3b8aeb156c0
6110055a5b4b19b76c26209d07c24ce564eff92b
'2012-03-28T05:54:13-04:00'
describe
'5982' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIW' 'sip-files00069.jp2'
e33ee5bb220bdcc3af9637ff1946107e
f291efd03435b0737f3f8f2c69dae9da53ebc1fd
describe
'21256' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIX' 'sip-files00069.jpg'
fb3c4bfcfe1e1b42402cb435a679696f
46eab8fad0e628260acdc4f10c44bade04df8bf8
describe
'19212' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIY' 'sip-files00069.QC.jpg'
e6880760cbed889da58e33982df1a6c1
f8f942e81e4f9eab02b9eda4c7cf66bc8e66a3dc
describe
'1731688' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZIZ' 'sip-files00069.tif'
a619867a48c642308c259295c559d58e
299ebdbee2d5dc6ce1e78de3a1b727d20afb4b26
describe
'18635' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJA' 'sip-files00069thm.jpg'
20ee8c04836356cad52fe9afdeb14477
c2fc6420fdcd78878a472bc763d37f0241446767
'2012-03-28T05:56:10-04:00'
describe
'220493' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJB' 'sip-files00070.jp2'
943779ded3e8cbcbc9e206e85ba75133
173090906ff1604e3c8ebfbb8647a88b4113183d
'2012-03-28T05:55:00-04:00'
describe
'91949' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJC' 'sip-files00070.jpg'
2b3ea7915d3ae12048a5b767fb4c7803
b093f587c65efe1ab5e474195844fed33b8aa361
describe
'18828' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJD' 'sip-files00070.pro'
0255fa8bd68ff8291e2d2534291bf779
ed4705138eed8d4dbe5732d8867d92d9355256cb
describe
'48542' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJE' 'sip-files00070.QC.jpg'
a7008989d968ede8b66cd3fe902e4cc0
0eb257094db055bef4b9b7720ad6cd757d7a967a
describe
'1785424' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJF' 'sip-files00070.tif'
377d5173b931a2ca0d61ff07c00407cc
d93dbf660cf96ef6dc230a2da217f7ba12e75780
'2012-03-28T05:49:55-04:00'
describe
'804' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJG' 'sip-files00070.txt'
e15868439286e8e79d892668faf132ad
210a0d46313a35e1c4e9e123794342e12f19896c
'2012-03-28T05:54:10-04:00'
describe
'29373' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJH' 'sip-files00070thm.jpg'
38c774d130d18f319787cd99af2e4d3a
e79f0573ed09418eecb8704e9189b44f7845601e
'2012-03-28T05:50:53-04:00'
describe
'222902' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJI' 'sip-files00071.jp2'
5d191d12f7c924eed3e530470b2d43e9
8d149b9179ca7175a3c1afba65be1f7a0b9dd9ac
describe
'141710' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJJ' 'sip-files00071.jpg'
c0f8c68c9d7830fd4507023b4416300d
34e4a80c05e6708a75cc58b12e3efd4d70c09911
'2012-03-28T05:56:56-04:00'
describe
'34807' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJK' 'sip-files00071.pro'
98ccd3255d48a6c4d797e6f8a4454f0b
ce093c4cf9fc9060e5aef115ca08e366e283eca0
describe
'73423' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJL' 'sip-files00071.QC.jpg'
c9a734fde420d48c4d379d937a7104e6
09850c2ec3435c8c52628823930b1dc07d81ba90
'2012-03-28T05:56:50-04:00'
describe
'1807352' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJM' 'sip-files00071.tif'
425847e122cc262c02acd12652b0e5fc
4a95e3dcdfb06fa33ab7bd26d2e1e0cb35a9abce
'2012-03-28T05:50:50-04:00'
describe
'1442' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJN' 'sip-files00071.txt'
a996510ae75ac1e4fa47c2d8ff33fe09
3d0ff3dc329c70fd99fbd33a4cded15008b7e73e
describe
'36330' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJO' 'sip-files00071thm.jpg'
50f4dfbee6daffe2bd83326d1cd0fe65
821c5fe3b17877b7338108d654fbb5378a836936
describe
'220710' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJP' 'sip-files00072.jp2'
10c8cde4849ae8d88e4d32d94bf5b39e
6ee1a4eaa131a8c6a51dec3bc7d292c11cf53f67
'2012-03-28T05:54:22-04:00'
describe
'142207' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJQ' 'sip-files00072.jpg'
fc724f08399e254a022c407c020099a7
d12df4ec6ba70db10cb1ff978a3a64deadae0900
'2012-03-28T05:54:04-04:00'
describe
'34365' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJR' 'sip-files00072.pro'
77f1f3e29108ba06152f72dbb841c41b
a0d59bc1931b6e970d24cf15fe658a05f5b82f30
'2012-03-28T05:52:50-04:00'
describe
'78452' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJS' 'sip-files00072.QC.jpg'
43618f77d971f38bdfcb73ce2118cbe2
a365d943e4631c61dcf4af94020cd142e4a5137d
'2012-03-28T05:55:50-04:00'
describe
'1789684' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJT' 'sip-files00072.tif'
4c2cc7382eb1833fe1c0474110c3443a
925b9208726829d7264fec159fbd0ccf29ddc4dc
'2012-03-28T05:56:47-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJU' 'sip-files00072.txt'
818c9d30b4f8fa39408bd22a70f85048
ca4a9bc85e406f70400e6699703bd2f0e03a46f2
'2012-03-28T05:58:16-04:00'
describe
'35930' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJV' 'sip-files00072thm.jpg'
93d52fb8108dd69c5061520faf6c5c0b
4220c682a37d627e8c04fbb92be92e258d632aa3
'2012-03-28T05:52:20-04:00'
describe
'84005' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJW' 'sip-files00073.jp2'
6217fddd9caead8368c9fd2baaad37ac
eeff58610097d37f49d81683e18c14e857bea76f
describe
'44234' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJX' 'sip-files00073.jpg'
39fe144c5d7b41bea6f13641ce62cf0d
6ee68df4cd9afaee7e9ec8267dade922ab980038
'2012-03-28T05:52:10-04:00'
describe
'6032' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJY' 'sip-files00073.pro'
61c90ba639d52cde6338bab46d4752c0
a383f4a1c52dd2fee73c408163ac8e1245efabd1
describe
'29617' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZJZ' 'sip-files00073.QC.jpg'
33a3f080f38e7dfdb83cc4391f276347
2e18cffdc17792898a7264aeda946da8cc9d84b6
'2012-03-28T05:52:31-04:00'
describe
'1806956' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKA' 'sip-files00073.tif'
d7e11286072fd4c3dbe18090dec2eb85
3de62b81ac8adceea1aa409e0c8098841223fcf3
'2012-03-28T05:51:05-04:00'
describe
'267' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKB' 'sip-files00073.txt'
26c64cf2a2ad2df859d1f287d5022e90
42303c6ddf8746139ac7820c87b8883e6c754949
describe
'22404' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKC' 'sip-files00073thm.jpg'
a5cb9129bd938e31ded910b0c7e5eafd
4a1859d6e61e4ca7f7ec87a01ce0adf8eb03429a
describe
'219080' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKD' 'sip-files00074.jp2'
caf3d1dfa67f960dd0486143ee0a04ba
f4bbfd5b7dee136cec905f4194d61847ac76d73c
'2012-03-28T05:53:27-04:00'
describe
'116465' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKE' 'sip-files00074.jpg'
9a7f232f0efed30b62e85eed8d16ecd5
7781929f0ca6f82ef98794fc67b7006627d0bc2e
'2012-03-28T05:51:43-04:00'
describe
'23597' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKF' 'sip-files00074.pro'
dba5e396185b27223c910af2e1942531
bed80883ef4f7dd21fb8c6980106d02e92284c9c
describe
'60637' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKG' 'sip-files00074.QC.jpg'
2b76cbdd0e5abb8b23a804d9f2b6e4ec
1311985c2b6432500eb3ebca808f2ed264273fb8
'2012-03-28T05:58:50-04:00'
describe
'1775740' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKH' 'sip-files00074.tif'
7ca44bb2b0a7b2a443aff57b77df8451
b40b6890d89a05a5567cabfe865a3b7f426b9e9d
'2012-03-28T05:54:05-04:00'
describe
'992' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKI' 'sip-files00074.txt'
5229d626cf59524c93f30a3bfbbfd190
85ee6c505f587d4999bfb04ae382544be6ed070a
describe
'32202' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKJ' 'sip-files00074thm.jpg'
7fb82fca76a2482bdb7d4e8ff97919c5
ac076423d88731ba111bdea5f3aacec54b8000a1
'2012-03-28T05:55:19-04:00'
describe
'224499' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKK' 'sip-files00075.jp2'
dddf7eb670246ac035d2199871050081
aaff62f242e6db0d0712b256e8125de692b6350b
'2012-03-28T05:51:16-04:00'
describe
'152812' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKL' 'sip-files00075.jpg'
78ef0ae8aa21b138da2d69b5f15a50c6
c3df48db3324ba975835eef3ff267fe216e1c5d2
describe
'35796' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKM' 'sip-files00075.pro'
e56ff34407ded49cb43ce0ba911dac5f
dd92d72d5938bbe1f962867e71071ac6b8f602ac
describe
'75607' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKN' 'sip-files00075.QC.jpg'
45992f45425ad1c1f8fcf32d800a1df8
680df7e4b2bd1509195abda494cfb0092f8db577
describe
'1820652' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKO' 'sip-files00075.tif'
a6d8ff2c55c77530fb5594574acb5c6d
bec66c00c400d5552f0a959a9d80bcf1f8809e97
'2012-03-28T05:53:13-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKP' 'sip-files00075.txt'
b05919978cd1ade354a469b727cd03b2
1f4ec61cfe6ac8507fccdec595cb043f44b6dea9
describe
'36680' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKQ' 'sip-files00075thm.jpg'
17e02ec7b24a5e5638bee41c91766f22
79eb05ebe9d38ca8227574a9de7f3a3891fdd4ae
describe
'222365' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKR' 'sip-files00076.jp2'
79188f31eb46795b8e3239687dbd9cbd
c55796ff31c7461e44483b8397819cb6e713f9e6
'2012-03-28T05:55:43-04:00'
describe
'156161' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKS' 'sip-files00076.jpg'
c6d89b7dcdb7415b3505fc0180271106
ecb7817b456746794135d2c387fe86e8413d10b1
describe
'37117' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKT' 'sip-files00076.pro'
d221058e30594b693354912ab8d0c3ee
91aedafe6395fa6f4e9f499eabd932bc45ad58c4
describe
'77744' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKU' 'sip-files00076.QC.jpg'
0fa974df178d8fd0d59abd83c9821347
31de158a40d453e875be9939512599431b32d130
describe
'1803372' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKV' 'sip-files00076.tif'
274612ff93a38bf25435c064370e5684
97c81c6c048c205b841dbb9aca5d3bc23edb5558
'2012-03-28T05:53:11-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKW' 'sip-files00076.txt'
4f2c7111b59b84040e149dbf514db04b
a9e669728ae49433ac5901f7474ca3865aa44f53
describe
'37020' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKX' 'sip-files00076thm.jpg'
e4790fc38014778f94eb991320a0aa3d
76401e3f2901cf573e6495a0b004b511411b48b8
'2012-03-28T05:54:12-04:00'
describe
'222894' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKY' 'sip-files00077.jp2'
2254c59d1e777f3e6df87c0fee5f9b2b
ad98e948761ab87b6218622eb634c5b745a5a436
describe
'154228' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZKZ' 'sip-files00077.jpg'
0fde85ae149b211262efd049560e72c8
e57f3f10faa2dbf22a65d963217a6d61bddd2eb6
'2012-03-28T05:51:17-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLA' 'sip-files00077.pro'
1232b7277d9220e9097db195a48d9290
3e50b8d7e2b41451d2f5686dbf47264ab81659f5
describe
'76990' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLB' 'sip-files00077.QC.jpg'
103210b08f03aaa66206dfb0a20e8d03
29f1ced7b3dc4228ceead388c0c7cd53a3eaa559
'2012-03-28T05:53:54-04:00'
describe
'1807680' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLC' 'sip-files00077.tif'
0a3301be5443c149dfdd0a8c3cc17488
a10e81f530edb8f444a1ad4a6e9134d5b5c27fd5
describe
'1501' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLD' 'sip-files00077.txt'
df0019ca7cdd70be8e55a3b847fcef03
827b40b6b7338518801c19ecd737a06edf013307
'2012-03-28T05:53:43-04:00'
describe
'37204' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLE' 'sip-files00077thm.jpg'
8d636d09894c9b56a909b64b5a9780b0
d3967b1328e1ca66628c8534f89853d1dcf5b05e
describe
'219404' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLF' 'sip-files00078.jp2'
02b482bcb02f650e0eecacdd9dde4659
04ea30395d32e8837951fad2d554c8fe0ba60d13
describe
'156963' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLG' 'sip-files00078.jpg'
d6e1198e145745ebaff5f0ad3aa80212
48810e32605a702b67279d82ba3b2dff8af0ef2e
describe
'36898' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLH' 'sip-files00078.pro'
150e6260c16513c1d918020623b5db12
df4d172838fffb09cdd706dc38cc95b5593ca2d1
'2012-03-28T05:56:16-04:00'
describe
'78448' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLI' 'sip-files00078.QC.jpg'
f7367eb885492e72f8a1afb1bbc72f09
08191c321623c1904c8af1115de21dba6f048f39
'2012-03-28T05:53:38-04:00'
describe
'1779692' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLJ' 'sip-files00078.tif'
3bb810a047a6f57776e2f9f4848f3dfc
cc575960486a0f1fe1540bb0394220739b61102a
'2012-03-28T05:52:12-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLK' 'sip-files00078.txt'
c12dc8cf2b0fed4cf964e353e066402f
6143502937a11dbad1db47cf51f3e6becce519e0
describe
'37676' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLL' 'sip-files00078thm.jpg'
20cf3bc2962a98414531147566975057
a1f6151a5246ed9626ca156ad33627c7460d6b6d
'2012-03-28T05:52:33-04:00'
describe
'221465' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLM' 'sip-files00079.jp2'
aa26a55f589a4ed5488c020c97ef42ab
3409ead458eb4ed281e9286b6e47d8b1000787bf
'2012-03-28T05:50:21-04:00'
describe
'156721' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLN' 'sip-files00079.jpg'
89b2dfc10dc2aab7b6a071f30f99fb52
a60dd71fca066a49dfdd67c2df466bf8dc5979e5
'2012-03-28T05:56:36-04:00'
describe
'37889' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLO' 'sip-files00079.pro'
1e666b2258275ba690ee5f9eee001103
cd3108a6f4e14a9dca8051809d216ee6c5d487a8
'2012-03-28T05:57:09-04:00'
describe
'78510' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLP' 'sip-files00079.QC.jpg'
e5b1449d38ffd1d82650814164123ee6
701cc0495c74e9936e087aa53b7e770a11b004ae
describe
'1797136' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLQ' 'sip-files00079.tif'
4f0bf073d87b9ea90f41a85ba1027b35
59cda94bd5d4caedc0c5b731b7ac173690ecc202
'2012-03-28T05:58:17-04:00'
describe
'1530' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLR' 'sip-files00079.txt'
e435956a7757c7b473ed8a1a264cd02f
bd32c204d39adecd9f580ccc9d5c3ae551709053
'2012-03-28T05:57:26-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLS' 'sip-files00079thm.jpg'
8249d92cf8d3d0c6c7c76c0302f54c69
e1b37bb6e4c40fff1d850375c267e078502d3769
describe
'220347' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLT' 'sip-files00080.jp2'
cf730d8c1cdab17bc4bc726c6e317c07
f376897c30ef27f26b751be82a2232772b1013f1
'2012-03-28T05:50:11-04:00'
describe
'155481' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLU' 'sip-files00080.jpg'
c63c7002357f04a41ae30dfa12792d17
d0d3ec964dcd1f05947161f306e6fdb0b635b728
'2012-03-28T05:55:58-04:00'
describe
'36426' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLV' 'sip-files00080.pro'
2fef67b7cbfdab4ece6d1485ee7d9073
a53d3cfc8c870840d47b28d3e385555ef4da0b8e
describe
'76851' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLW' 'sip-files00080.QC.jpg'
f089c60863b4365b8e4dacbf24adce71
9fd1d4370a2c54350f1950c1cd69e669ec9a9cbc
'2012-03-28T05:55:29-04:00'
describe
'1788160' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLX' 'sip-files00080.tif'
5edd3aeb035bd5559238e99d0cd85e75
af6ba9efa18e4dede97634553084bd483424d50d
describe
'1513' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLY' 'sip-files00080.txt'
4a342535b59536e2234d1fb8e280c232
50cbab01d481b21825d437d3b51f3a02bb9680d6
'2012-03-28T05:57:34-04:00'
describe
'37063' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZLZ' 'sip-files00080thm.jpg'
eb08aef9ac21a6c66d0dbfdc72bdbcbf
60bdedfe947fe8d546e3e7bb2f6dfb0c43c65ab6
'2012-03-28T05:56:39-04:00'
describe
'225314' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMA' 'sip-files00081.jp2'
74ddbe7985b8c9ba9bb6009057acff2c
19bfaa9f8ecd271afb1b6c4d4121cd2fe687b5ec
'2012-03-28T05:58:59-04:00'
describe
'158813' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMB' 'sip-files00081.jpg'
6129d2ea32fabe9a25b63322d25a5458
72025361a056c369ce67121d1ad6aa51fa8d0b17
describe
'38772' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMC' 'sip-files00081.pro'
741be2e4eef3f04ccc4f61db426e3ac0
3d7db9d1c7bd1d9c793139ff0b138eab0bfb92a4
'2012-03-28T05:57:04-04:00'
describe
'78580' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMD' 'sip-files00081.QC.jpg'
6e10bc7bc0f5754c29e82a381a17cbb3
d47ce1125c1418e79de59ee4ed64445565238085
'2012-03-28T05:55:45-04:00'
describe
'1827396' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZME' 'sip-files00081.tif'
e2ea71c640172aa91706a5f0318a5661
acca842e159bbfe42b39130966a04924bc930594
describe
'1535' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMF' 'sip-files00081.txt'
96c495dfd270466dae2a9f227b7364dd
1803264cc2a0b0b6b896d6fc6058d4ac787560f9
describe
'37123' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMG' 'sip-files00081thm.jpg'
d486e184e47fd5f0c291c4a518e16d0b
c98dcf7e14ac9231dbaf65ad45fc01a2dd03ba72
'2012-03-28T05:57:22-04:00'
describe
'220441' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMH' 'sip-files00082.jp2'
7dca79ec8ea3b8ae9b416dffca03cbec
c35de1bfb9bd61e93696693e7adb3a388ebc4ecf
describe
'156730' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMI' 'sip-files00082.jpg'
aa816a4d8dbb073e1000ca18f9a6ea0c
ca55df02c490b97dac0b24618e4f1a4525ce3ff7
describe
'36803' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMJ' 'sip-files00082.pro'
265c98b7324546824f5512ad16c697f8
d6bb780013e436d532e1c0ac44ebcf4545536e07
describe
'77158' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMK' 'sip-files00082.QC.jpg'
d30758e57971ba244c8c3d4c3d533efa
4f89ed64ef003e81169c13715d55dcb04a120962
'2012-03-28T05:51:27-04:00'
describe
'1788200' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZML' 'sip-files00082.tif'
af0ddb57d9cc03bab0844ec7e9712003
c3b3a59af4cd59fc25a383c18de721930a083129
'2012-03-28T05:53:52-04:00'
describe
'1546' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMM' 'sip-files00082.txt'
10ae25a3dd910e88e188a1d5789cb5a3
ec4aef485772bda765df04feb76869932e54550a
'2012-03-28T05:53:53-04:00'
describe
'36991' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMN' 'sip-files00082thm.jpg'
ea95c5c87e320956a2a5f0247910083c
f3de6be02b0c837763f31adbf93fefab78ff68a1
describe
'225058' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMO' 'sip-files00083.jp2'
bc2ccde0bb635cfc44e268966ceee112
9d2ce4925d19b9c7da7dfa3b01878cb511cf53ef
describe
'156957' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMP' 'sip-files00083.jpg'
f725c66d76326182a1a70881e56c70a1
05efca1c2c41b50033e875b198fa65558133af23
describe
'36929' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMQ' 'sip-files00083.pro'
53609ec04a6c7e00b3b46f185bde39db
67bd72586cf42bfd77038685710e68ac7034cf1b
describe
'76585' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMR' 'sip-files00083.QC.jpg'
20222660fa778a99a267f9b9f4d0770a
ad72043755a72ed010c080981053c7ed49b255d9
describe
'1825108' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMS' 'sip-files00083.tif'
256a545e95782839a0b819ee7a18d2fa
464b90d0f63b567ccd2f73f40bf1a3fa02e1d630
'2012-03-28T05:58:08-04:00'
describe
'1470' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMT' 'sip-files00083.txt'
9abfbebaf2010a6d9b9ae366664bab0c
cb53eee57c5ad4dd6d3d94c4a5529e6ab3554126
describe
'37091' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMU' 'sip-files00083thm.jpg'
08a25fae4c08dc7474ec48666ea336f0
5679fc88689601050abe8dfc8bf1ef3276084344
'2012-03-28T05:52:53-04:00'
describe
'222668' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMV' 'sip-files00084.jp2'
f717049ca6a77297ed05cf12fee74970
e5ac5a56e10708be062d462269344f09946f5124
'2012-03-28T05:57:54-04:00'
describe
'159657' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMW' 'sip-files00084.jpg'
8e1cd533bf3cee08d517299231588f77
c00f6ac03d6dffcf48c7353fdea3fd1b6dcf59ac
describe
'37605' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMX' 'sip-files00084.pro'
b8f2350c68ebd3873d0354e80b50cd5a
e50dcb9febde0b01f7944faf5e170ecce3a87b5a
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMY' 'sip-files00084.QC.jpg'
5e6185928094249a4aafa1241066a7f1
0e904f89155b63326422971a80e39e8faac63bdd
describe
'1805196' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZMZ' 'sip-files00084.tif'
8bb405ed9758980820c109baf563715b
a4d7c9abf10e831930919723c427f0be3e545fd9
'2012-03-28T05:56:55-04:00'
describe
'1521' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNA' 'sip-files00084.txt'
6c1bcb9f117074678c85a1dce136d9ed
f8f05228a3f1a0ef6c9f6ae903a7d2264535852c
describe
'36996' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNB' 'sip-files00084thm.jpg'
f16f4f5810bff6de63b54d09e9e5bad7
c4bc715033fbec6e54800562a8ef853f931e9766
describe
'223970' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNC' 'sip-files00085.jp2'
ba14b18041db6a7c273a64071716dfd5
5fd111833356c42fd325e2223590acd850793f09
describe
'157428' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZND' 'sip-files00085.jpg'
28da69f4e2ab0521fea398be4f57a058
770efe0c3a46ab3b9838b079c3c143f21809c33e
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNE' 'sip-files00085.pro'
463cc4321a974a5f88fdd5d7ad699dbc
bdf37e6251e1754fc0b9225304161434373e8cea
describe
'77020' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNF' 'sip-files00085.QC.jpg'
6188d2a585f062b6939d553cd5315933
afab77ac4c7353dda0d40983eb3105b0c87b4d10
'2012-03-28T05:54:38-04:00'
describe
'1816188' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNG' 'sip-files00085.tif'
5bee5195aa9a3e5a45eee932d5cbd0ea
e29733a70f6f3c6b28ae0e27e466346ab25d6425
describe
'1508' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNH' 'sip-files00085.txt'
c92eea8481943e51319188d4e52fd39a
5f34a5d6be59d97ae4fde790113b63ae380ad9f4
'2012-03-28T05:56:25-04:00'
describe
'36777' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNI' 'sip-files00085thm.jpg'
52b2df7a5acd4f01321ba8738d035581
04f07401c05c795cf88f63f95fa2edf3be80f224
'2012-03-28T05:53:42-04:00'
describe
'220417' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNJ' 'sip-files00086.jp2'
46a9d0850baa53e8576a35aa4e57c6db
8810a1f77fdab575725f036f9ed1820f7287a6b2
'2012-03-28T05:55:09-04:00'
describe
'161899' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNK' 'sip-files00086.jpg'
b58ef49e1f0dbff4f50d3bf5eb349c68
18602b2de0aed8af5471ce0aa7afdaae55bcf5e4
describe
'38127' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNL' 'sip-files00086.pro'
248b833539d0328d4eb67c5bb311b7e4
d64bc2f395a5a727981485f8e5de03888c98670a
'2012-03-28T05:52:15-04:00'
describe
'78798' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNM' 'sip-files00086.QC.jpg'
872a3a9309b434a5a1b8dc3b9744340d
267fc24c73b712bc409c4610b771ba9402602729
'2012-03-28T05:55:25-04:00'
describe
'1788444' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNN' 'sip-files00086.tif'
429d15abc2a50bc783338f9b0af76ed2
d0138152f0a78def6c2fe7096e0d8cc76ccd2c01
describe
'1544' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNO' 'sip-files00086.txt'
d7cf02ceecef3d8107a46144e6f90470
2b987cf03d05da030c7cfcfb41cbf4bda6da0df8
describe
'37745' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNP' 'sip-files00086thm.jpg'
18dd4f70b01ec0c1c80537d5660747a7
7c2b1ad0dea280912275c00ba4f334f0fff1db65
'2012-03-28T05:50:47-04:00'
describe
'222650' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNQ' 'sip-files00087.jp2'
709a48981488759d62b25b67d09769e4
98cfb1679e13442eecc343f88fb186c9ab31b64d
describe
'158692' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNR' 'sip-files00087.jpg'
9aca2d41b73290065361447094fbb21f
9f943b7866c7b6f02eb98d4763f8d4568d15710f
describe
'38117' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNS' 'sip-files00087.pro'
dfbc51d99cf3a3ab94e9e3e62597182c
9ff48c90af766dcfcb6120fc5ddcacdf78fc81f4
describe
'77877' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNT' 'sip-files00087.QC.jpg'
a41ec26ce6ea95c6b0dde9725d912b88
beec1e4eddc23fc82df318922a971c91553ba995
'2012-03-28T05:56:41-04:00'
describe
'1805616' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNU' 'sip-files00087.tif'
3bc4f3845061165d452f00b9fd6104d2
2ebb6db0935fccee3bc1eebe4b3ba050378bc4f8
'2012-03-28T05:50:03-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNV' 'sip-files00087.txt'
279a0dd7dd51201a971f5516d3166611
05de9a19ab5c00e6c7d106815e7c7ced4ff90776
'2012-03-28T05:58:09-04:00'
describe
'37285' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNW' 'sip-files00087thm.jpg'
5fb602d66c29edc2b1f8b4c04b49f939
163e9b1f312d900ab0789c0f82a79521693dcd55
describe
'225376' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNX' 'sip-files00088.jp2'
b96e80239623775f0fae6e03634c7f37
2a03aef26cd5d0db7db188f04d45f5deb2681782
describe
'159976' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNY' 'sip-files00088.jpg'
062b6d8d0a1c7eec78d8997e6f25fecb
1746d6946bdf7be6ebdacc2aa871f4b091e12ce7
describe
'38483' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZNZ' 'sip-files00088.pro'
63a8f09748137a5cadfbffba36f5c556
176001d28b0d6217ccf06483cae0b22a5ee7eb74
describe
'78332' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOA' 'sip-files00088.QC.jpg'
13d393bd50248358d01f09dd423543d7
b7c44fe92efba8140f86d3854a3cef5cdf36b6bf
describe
'1827544' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOB' 'sip-files00088.tif'
334a562b8acdce30cda2ea963c3ced8f
655dcf5d1f829bc3dc4929ad7348ca3e5cb85221
'2012-03-28T05:57:55-04:00'
describe
'1549' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOC' 'sip-files00088.txt'
54ee3473cceca25ad5e4382c148fb0ee
a24b413908ba78d5ce724ae4edb1bb0983c26032
'2012-03-28T05:55:26-04:00'
describe
'37725' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOD' 'sip-files00088thm.jpg'
008c23020beb7909a972690c2681f015
d2aa32db5900ce7a6bae393c67f38fcbc024af8d
'2012-03-28T05:53:03-04:00'
describe
'220752' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOE' 'sip-files00089.jp2'
030a4a51d9ca74d50bbe4b6d16410ad8
5562ac93fbd50dec46ea345c44f7e602dab1834b
'2012-03-28T05:51:35-04:00'
describe
'156789' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOF' 'sip-files00089.jpg'
58cafb56d58fc2a4255f1fe7c0954334
2085fd88d85317e702b8011e747b7abb925159e2
'2012-03-28T05:52:30-04:00'
describe
'37468' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOG' 'sip-files00089.pro'
fd67cd6a29f98228938e4786e2fb52e4
1177798c12875064325e0dcd2cb99e0cf50d54e5
describe
'78145' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOH' 'sip-files00089.QC.jpg'
5b42c146b6b0cb6b6869852682ae92a6
9562df06798ce568b301a8e4283d5b24fb8c2adb
'2012-03-28T05:53:04-04:00'
describe
'1790488' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOI' 'sip-files00089.tif'
7153ae629e52e4fd3d7612e6ba6ad2b4
9bf2987e929879f870d345e64446ea18c3d47da4
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOJ' 'sip-files00089.txt'
b5667875007e9e229b5490db796d9623
0301946af29fb99133864687a64d6b38f4af5fc0
'2012-03-28T05:56:59-04:00'
describe
WARNING CODE 'Daitss::Anomaly' Invalid character
'37988' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOK' 'sip-files00089thm.jpg'
030c1824f5e69cc18225f307ac079562
589ca6224feb131f956fb62deb8fe0316845aaaf
describe
'222046' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOL' 'sip-files00090.jp2'
755f643097f426fd4b62f227507d2c95
25524fc7fa61dd169657139ae247c2ed02a1079a
describe
'155714' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOM' 'sip-files00090.jpg'
99fa9adc5fba608be052916cfdac91e2
d3d126f3a666d8c621e5a1e45c7f4a99eaa85bf1
'2012-03-28T05:54:17-04:00'
describe
'36463' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZON' 'sip-files00090.pro'
be276385edb21f52d35cd1ec08c2c4d1
dbbd2bacd77b2abe37bc728966982ad5a18fc47a
describe
'77051' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOO' 'sip-files00090.QC.jpg'
b6d6727ecea4a3cff3d6623fb46b5bcb
45573a542faa51e19ed7da8dafa52fecdbcbde14
describe
'1801100' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOP' 'sip-files00090.tif'
f1572e002c6ea281f893b304ce10642f
4f70297d3bf0df4fa6be7bdf054c7ec5eed5bb58
'2012-03-28T05:50:48-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOQ' 'sip-files00090.txt'
8f752288d5a5f6cb40c32ed25e31b80a
10817c0ebb14dae00d1a7828beb225e90b20ea8c
'2012-03-28T05:54:23-04:00'
describe
'37656' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOR' 'sip-files00090thm.jpg'
cb14a3f146b94f8de69f60eed1b6aa36
e84fa26bce236ae26ad47a13a74851bc6d5a9b34
describe
'224189' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOS' 'sip-files00091.jp2'
cd8068f1f229dc7a7c14d87e11ae7bb0
6c86cdc2924062dc9059bc118a3a0bd46f1a6419
describe
'151819' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOT' 'sip-files00091.jpg'
8d22d874dfd547bfa96d27e15f074110
91c7bef15f60b7d0f0156d2ff12cf184399bbda9
'2012-03-28T05:57:41-04:00'
describe
'36321' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOU' 'sip-files00091.pro'
f40035b7428099e8eeed6cdfa7affd49
311c0026e54c9f8014cff195e0c3f408eb7c172d
'2012-03-28T05:51:39-04:00'
describe
'75419' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOV' 'sip-files00091.QC.jpg'
3e6b93c821c0a3bbabfda7ce7a4c204d
a8c40d1cfc43fc7679f18af43a246b448f952303
describe
'1818428' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOW' 'sip-files00091.tif'
fa02b4f350482983e97fd2eb5733f9ac
c5fd590a061c1eea926f187792fe940c223ce0b7
'2012-03-28T05:55:01-04:00'
describe
'1465' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOX' 'sip-files00091.txt'
85a299bd0e987f240a0b199e31fd7105
893aec84e99c366d263baf22545f916dd63514c6
describe
'36832' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOY' 'sip-files00091thm.jpg'
0099efe7deba4327ef82507d967d934b
f5916c83b0239bb465acde267e8f23994c107657
describe
'225904' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZOZ' 'sip-files00092.jp2'
3c33cb4e16e0064ef92193919801a702
6e9913c0a8f2cb2e954b40269135c9613313e64b
'2012-03-28T05:53:56-04:00'
describe
'155885' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPA' 'sip-files00092.jpg'
ac3132d3675f3dd81ea8788cfcaad166
1ea75c312035d0ea3fab03c9b3f83de9c4395c9c
'2012-03-28T05:54:49-04:00'
describe
'35560' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPB' 'sip-files00092.pro'
7e4056eea02713d8fdaaf58fca4ff99f
cd69a7e43f9ed0a5dce886cd3d6e0515e5095273
'2012-03-28T05:56:57-04:00'
describe
'76246' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPC' 'sip-files00092.QC.jpg'
b82b5a90efe419b9eb6aa323681c1ec3
2aa09d56ac787df5225861b05c52ab44430e1b41
describe
'1831608' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPD' 'sip-files00092.tif'
303a964eb2a99fb62b42c40d17149af9
b54edb7cf985b01d02520d49416a02c5b54dd9e0
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPE' 'sip-files00092.txt'
fba485770953795df2168dcf68080efa
6a6f912c75e98ade4bfd4d29a409a207cb7747fe
describe
'37176' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPF' 'sip-files00092thm.jpg'
904742d9135be59e1b2c37449e3f447a
0cbb16baa8e988dabc1895dda2ec880b496f7095
'2012-03-28T05:57:14-04:00'
describe
'225334' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPG' 'sip-files00093.jp2'
fe36b9e88fde1c2b2bb1eac155b1ff34
e1dceb226fbeb1bf6e3f7099ce5b01fa4c258926
'2012-03-28T05:51:12-04:00'
describe
'156994' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPH' 'sip-files00093.jpg'
7185a1da21994bb33f34f87d9ee84c89
9b10f8d17d9f08b285e0b26312f0c1c28ca0507b
describe
'37348' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPI' 'sip-files00093.pro'
70d7313c5d06850ddaba5e543be030cb
200f3ed5ef4c9b507b97ab387879748692b2460b
describe
'76437' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPJ' 'sip-files00093.QC.jpg'
2804a02df88cb9ae813c242afc281e74
b0d6004d265ecde0cfbd32526fafb13e012c7ce9
describe
'1827252' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPK' 'sip-files00093.tif'
0fc8a4fe09b8cd1d6b3665c219976839
84bb5a3ddc65a287751822a19afcb8968cca3641
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPL' 'sip-files00093.txt'
ebc363d404f72978ed4cb8da8cf8af10
8ca23c3e4b821f68dfd78d6cd32682d9e719c232
'2012-03-28T05:58:51-04:00'
describe
'36936' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPM' 'sip-files00093thm.jpg'
92a7ec38d59f36f28579ff5aa75cf313
21875704e9f109d96d784e6709594f8309bda0fe
'2012-03-28T05:51:53-04:00'
describe
'225063' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPN' 'sip-files00094.jp2'
5d856487187d2c09ae0d4c61df7e6950
45d4030690790dd570bd5b5b332b1ed16891632b
describe
'157708' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPO' 'sip-files00094.jpg'
b8bb35a9ded039e430b20638e348af3b
8b7d01f3780ed7b0cd0b706425aa574030db9d20
describe
'36767' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPP' 'sip-files00094.pro'
0ee20994329f99bf1a585cddeb6d0e28
1bb30da98bffcde39c4f24076c5e79f26678870b
describe
'77374' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPQ' 'sip-files00094.QC.jpg'
d4fb7e78a5fe16ceb6c2533dd19cec63
a296fd9f5af24bee5acd5d51f6280513b2a34cb4
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPR' 'sip-files00094.tif'
7dc84a02778736e72921214132c83801
ce5425e3c24f130ae9f0c60e84de2f54f5e77aff
'2012-03-28T05:54:33-04:00'
describe
'1540' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPS' 'sip-files00094.txt'
d54ac46d5b167bc99e4c9d4f7c2de53c
de758319179292ac23c516f1cc87c8277d043900
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPT' 'sip-files00094thm.jpg'
3e94f3a7187bce6d681dd0a2ed3739a6
2f194a66f55fb5872d8d69a7176c400123b31d4b
describe
'225087' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPU' 'sip-files00095.jp2'
09b3da40b172732e735d0af65fe1ef8d
205840d269601cc67fbd1d73a24f2bc786c2e442
'2012-03-28T05:51:40-04:00'
describe
'165227' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPV' 'sip-files00095.jpg'
e7a8fa2eebddd812333d21b6a6658f2a
18905d0bdd022efeabed47ac270b329511a8dc79
describe
'37773' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPW' 'sip-files00095.pro'
c1d00446f3b0b4a769b2e8fea3ebb121
e3faaed16dfb5b30474627b21d1a29346903197e
describe
'80679' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPX' 'sip-files00095.QC.jpg'
f7958881e972bc2f76d9158a05c4cd3f
7368473756f5ed03cc42f66e27876d04544cafce
describe
'1825156' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPY' 'sip-files00095.tif'
5f720c3677dce12b079f7c84e5d99396
1f19669aea6864d1cb85f55f757df175877fb2e8
describe
'1578' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZPZ' 'sip-files00095.txt'
020b5446323865b94b7ff43d6e192416
5ff26ab20be5793155711147f5ca7e1744047da9
describe
'38065' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQA' 'sip-files00095thm.jpg'
ae53d65326bc097f920f8927af8aeb77
208fb692ced90b9d6860111d1c8d04459d6bf4f4
describe
'221803' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQB' 'sip-files00096.jp2'
eeeb67449c853c72d962e1a445d6845f
3ea4fe62c1f0d2cf9404549b65c22865e3d280d9
'2012-03-28T05:55:03-04:00'
describe
'148376' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQC' 'sip-files00096.jpg'
a9a94583dbfbb2c88d629d700c8e986d
161e95189832691f3e9623e7d400fe9dca74ebfd
'2012-03-28T05:55:38-04:00'
describe
'34608' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQD' 'sip-files00096.pro'
878ff3a84b9d4ec1af63d14920bed71f
53d4480bb237c83c8cfec5fffdc3fa2f24226e65
describe
'75010' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQE' 'sip-files00096.QC.jpg'
cb180ccaefa095b5cf4026c2a693f3eb
8d3e92fcd19c862400ccf61f79245861f5ccd620
describe
'1798644' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQF' 'sip-files00096.tif'
aa11ad172001de45da63cb445839ed6f
a8a817c4e77e3f4484d380193373279b17acf7a9
'2012-03-28T05:51:26-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQG' 'sip-files00096.txt'
8d9770e5bc96a7313c51a8685881574c
5617838629084504a7c42722f29c7b10635f29dd
describe
'36851' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQH' 'sip-files00096thm.jpg'
33ece32381bdc1abed2c2141b863598f
2bab638d5d2b41911afe2caea3b361857f6f733a
describe
'225929' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQI' 'sip-files00097.jp2'
d67b75b7e4817d261d50f604292fc3d6
3149b83cdf2664b4733b2185567b084378a4a16e
'2012-03-28T05:51:52-04:00'
describe
'150403' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQJ' 'sip-files00097.jpg'
e1bf25af443f23551061e46da72ac161
c8282cf2560c1024265360aeecf63771bf25abd2
describe
'34733' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQK' 'sip-files00097.pro'
fbfa432800f52b708953dad5c9432558
2e01d1bf7590dca7be25fa42f30bbcd5ee070d1e
describe
'75635' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQL' 'sip-files00097.QC.jpg'
bcf7e9ce40c388ad4012ea692f169dea
2aa99ce7c9b77cae44b43ad058318795a46a2ce8
describe
'1831520' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQM' 'sip-files00097.tif'
40ffd7f6e56c0ef7ce7ba6121706df81
d1f57b647349d5b1aead1d8e30edd69440afa57b
'2012-03-28T05:52:02-04:00'
describe
'1434' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQN' 'sip-files00097.txt'
afb2b28c956e12fef6a94689a9017999
4afe79f6306de0024c9e2984f09e4b85104dfec3
'2012-03-28T05:57:59-04:00'
describe
'36672' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQO' 'sip-files00097thm.jpg'
bfcc381981ecb77365f9feac8d073048
ea1f5ed65903578c70de0ff42c9f7a565551aacc
'2012-03-28T05:58:28-04:00'
describe
'218608' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQP' 'sip-files00098.jp2'
498819d4cd078fbb62c3dc0a5f574bf0
480d931a22f1d87df70c0fff5f0edc4b7514e12b
describe
'147376' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQQ' 'sip-files00098.jpg'
e06278be053e82377bc7360ff28e7967
9d7108fc6f1da87b32e4d29344b923e1484fd26f
describe
'34266' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQR' 'sip-files00098.pro'
ee4d67e55a49f9c2ddbdb0cdd4ceecdd
878808a50e95d590be1567a3ba66099cd6d4452c
describe
'75178' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQS' 'sip-files00098.QC.jpg'
f55fccb552376244e971393930f10ad1
80d3e6b71fc760cf54ef38410aa3fdcacf8fe783
describe
'1773040' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQT' 'sip-files00098.tif'
b9ae352426359e01470f5f4e3ffc643e
1858f248672a6914fad6652d89c29c14219c266f
'2012-03-28T05:51:07-04:00'
describe
'1391' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQU' 'sip-files00098.txt'
1d52479f45ef985d410cc352cda0974a
1dcd4610acf86707720ec9736ad2f79adf17ebbb
'2012-03-28T05:52:51-04:00'
describe
'36969' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQV' 'sip-files00098thm.jpg'
87f12e1b8070a77c039d5c360f768c03
cc8c170d4955e6de1e1db1686b38a486d968b26c
'2012-03-28T05:51:57-04:00'
describe
'228984' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQW' 'sip-files00099.jp2'
742a69701b904cd99cf8c27630d20276
6074f3397cab6c13ab6aa2eb999bac2bde887f09
describe
'145726' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQX' 'sip-files00099.jpg'
9f02c5c3b517fa6184aaf8857149a4cb
7a69ba5d028b6c761e984fdf91be7fbb487539f5
describe
'34523' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQY' 'sip-files00099.pro'
0440941986480f011278c0002b980d1c
119a2f1f6a68b11156f599228409666655bb9f0b
describe
'72470' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZQZ' 'sip-files00099.QC.jpg'
50d35aea16de1e10cf5c8952dcf3d865
16970cd6e85b78ba368d1d30a00d4102c1bc64e4
'2012-03-28T05:50:57-04:00'
describe
'1855752' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRA' 'sip-files00099.tif'
8c72e7c7618a102f68e2a0aa81e8dacd
503d97cc3731f3e1600974657e3e90447568fc2a
describe
'1379' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRB' 'sip-files00099.txt'
1b39438c657c3cf625e85f485fbd435e
130f368d71336977ecfd8578020f661d8158879a
describe
'36385' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRC' 'sip-files00099thm.jpg'
3cc33029b7ba9e46ca11c05fd51a0e38
efb342f9aa1ca741bceba330529be36b16db7ef3
'2012-03-28T05:57:18-04:00'
describe
'223723' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRD' 'sip-files00100.jp2'
9724074e1f0e8e21e7be3e7c0d67b1f1
fe26054dcb7c9beb1e8efa43dfe212f45d2d330c
describe
'150574' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRE' 'sip-files00100.jpg'
51bfb72100fcd4819d185cbb0e80e906
1f245c3badcffd9d529ebf350c6978424e4ed6fb
describe
'34605' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRF' 'sip-files00100.pro'
f248daa7dd5213d85a1ca7986f4cb745
50aaa62cd606006c4934d29e86395e0c637ee9b0
'2012-03-28T05:53:15-04:00'
describe
'75187' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRG' 'sip-files00100.QC.jpg'
961a52a9665f9f5f8f376861cb92d9b3
1e0afae5832b242565e3600ad2ac09f869488ba2
describe
'1814208' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRH' 'sip-files00100.tif'
6f08ac370e29c6acf45eccfa2f4fce40
189ea4eeca804207bafa140a1e84dea5a1ba2662
describe
'1400' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRI' 'sip-files00100.txt'
4923454b3d60794b72b47c9d74a549cf
bc1892962df51b8d445242d9294247db2944822c
describe
'36986' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRJ' 'sip-files00100thm.jpg'
07c3d119487bb05214721add5f921a85
1de5e5af72d3aeaba246d3a5665da416ef340262
describe
'223138' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRK' 'sip-files00101.jp2'
0d25f6d1578e90d7a5a5be93dc47c408
713e1f8b1a73b4939fe5eb67c7f0e42ac0983d70
describe
'153115' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRL' 'sip-files00101.jpg'
1c30222de1e44342182fe7e63828636a
62dcd13aa27f01d9b5eb0a88947929023f08a27a
'2012-03-28T05:50:14-04:00'
describe
'36736' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRM' 'sip-files00101.pro'
b698fa489cf584c05e7e6c131ce11aab
003edc3475a5e601e34f6cd919a7cfaf6d384a2e
describe
'76909' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRN' 'sip-files00101.QC.jpg'
f6351f4560654a310f5f133d412bbea1
aa8b9f7f5713d7948abfd231e94a2b2bc1d56d29
'2012-03-28T05:54:09-04:00'
describe
'1809884' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRO' 'sip-files00101.tif'
393029a9ba805fda3c35380aef390071
4f32c42a9e682e7a69a69bb4bed7910fe1eff144
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRP' 'sip-files00101.txt'
fd52d3e5e6f43f6b4bbcede103742051
35796f8c62a82852d0074b2a94d2b4cabcb69eb0
describe
'37064' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRQ' 'sip-files00101thm.jpg'
4246dea740fcfb46ddf429291c428bac
4a826c702ad08797b04651fdb82c775737e40ffd
describe
'227248' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRR' 'sip-files00102.jp2'
96a58371b90a01f56d450ae517b579de
b28ca71da56aa649bccc959b0549a7fae5645686
describe
'148253' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRS' 'sip-files00102.jpg'
b111c8aec3382bf42fc82eb0ddcd20eb
cd6d0a2c743aea6f0f3e0d30261e69649d627641
describe
'36051' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRT' 'sip-files00102.pro'
65839dbb2c98dec261ccae3046dfe4a0
ffb830a943f55aff663c74db48f96d370b2e94ad
describe
'74307' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRU' 'sip-files00102.QC.jpg'
e29589e0a6c88c72276d0846d9dc1d0a
48ae13ebfcb2d560f626592304e4ee8f48e68bff
'2012-03-28T05:54:53-04:00'
describe
'1842420' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRV' 'sip-files00102.tif'
05ddc42dca656ffe919effe765adc4db
6778cdff34988b71eee3a684ed0629ec756022ce
'2012-03-28T05:56:45-04:00'
describe
'1463' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRW' 'sip-files00102.txt'
ac41c729e79f5f4065dcc852adff633b
70d5aa834bcbc097f9a59090e2489184b772a6da
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRX' 'sip-files00102thm.jpg'
8cec85bd0d5e979654bdb97f937167ab
b81ec22cc03b49cd29af46640c03c7b88761d3e9
describe
'223467' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRY' 'sip-files00103.jp2'
ba89948caa3534a68a1dcc66cc10f9fd
07fdbb65598a31cae6c80688f5021f0c483e6d22
describe
'143958' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZRZ' 'sip-files00103.jpg'
7ca582d822e37ae3ed47b814b9f3e299
80b029190b1077c353accb61b02c10edc65a2abc
'2012-03-28T05:54:19-04:00'
describe
'34634' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSA' 'sip-files00103.pro'
7645f92207573b7156ddc4c26ad831c4
e7092f35445e0d81739e605605bdfdeba2cbdbf8
describe
'72524' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSB' 'sip-files00103.QC.jpg'
fb93b29f3d9d34451cb2fffb8fa0ca22
084a552ca4d7a7e70cf18cf287bbe8fc3a3e7f4e
'2012-03-28T05:59:01-04:00'
describe
'1811680' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSC' 'sip-files00103.tif'
f2fa299085299294d6d4536ca9126501
10900a0ce6b7c2cd419493dc66879ec19ae43a4c
'2012-03-28T05:57:19-04:00'
describe
'1406' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSD' 'sip-files00103.txt'
ff14baddc3a3a137eb77a655a6970bd2
744cd8dbbab43460acf4dbae4b49b9b920b2a1f1
'2012-03-28T05:56:09-04:00'
describe
'35975' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSE' 'sip-files00103thm.jpg'
1403a4b157d65762739c41eb54b3973d
99f665ef438c784047a0e0b1e2a62a93970fb897
describe
'222011' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSF' 'sip-files00104.jp2'
9047dbf9c1e77820abcccd66d1de6412
869e37d98a349ebcf5a1658f4fc7af254c3ccdd0
describe
'150017' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSG' 'sip-files00104.jpg'
b3020ba4088bcdc24fa54ac1a71fa178
231185f5b8df3cd3f2afb60abaffc3687554c286
describe
'35494' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSH' 'sip-files00104.pro'
a39af00b6dd5e30bfbb43c1c1c48d474
dfc6afdcddb09c47748d27f0cb5cbfb0ec3e6a10
describe
'75147' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSI' 'sip-files00104.QC.jpg'
1aebfc71838103de2304770300031fb1
8bca321c72c9ad54d11586d20506e6556091bb63
'2012-03-28T05:58:31-04:00'
describe
'1800752' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSJ' 'sip-files00104.tif'
8cdd26aa14265771f8fb0e3905f02e17
cb9572aac8c7381b6318b5150360979adfe1aec1
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSK' 'sip-files00104.txt'
07a2a7351b372453c4d95127b19b19ac
dc012b9c3be00a106c2a9e1b09632c36a9b2ba21
describe
'36456' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSL' 'sip-files00104thm.jpg'
a2f4b3561ce4d2ec816301d50f977089
443f242447c47dc29b1175091bc2ca30dd5752fa
describe
'222586' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSM' 'sip-files00105.jp2'
31b6e5bfdb373390d03589da8d235480
de077dcbe5a6fe9e76fca1b1f9a427aaf0a05a06
describe
'146117' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSN' 'sip-files00105.jpg'
c0ee6e89d66f4d39f2bc72d15d683457
225ce0550a7e7145a86a16caace13baa2be30d36
describe
'34356' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSO' 'sip-files00105.pro'
8efbb67402e9613f6012f7cb34a6a53a
e8c1edf800b03c733cf6560df3776a6b86da142a
'2012-03-28T05:55:15-04:00'
describe
'73844' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSP' 'sip-files00105.QC.jpg'
c77c299b30a0cd1889a8d08690941387
627d5c6049c3b9e966197f8d9e289a530e0d9817
describe
'1805224' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSQ' 'sip-files00105.tif'
02eedc18e61ae5beb59a8e35bf1a60ec
095423bf2aecb9f9879913633ba1beda6adbfd96
'2012-03-28T05:55:33-04:00'
describe
'1373' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSR' 'sip-files00105.txt'
7dafa4ff56974aba5457d9950716311b
06c52c6fab4c7d3095952617959b6ccd181f1e5b
'2012-03-28T05:52:56-04:00'
describe
'36176' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSS' 'sip-files00105thm.jpg'
4f81e431a0ce72958195351f918d6551
2ae6d63d070f427132040384929d859416fe3059
describe
'222281' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZST' 'sip-files00106.jp2'
256b6f060b3f0921ffad630e2b9293ea
ddb947065ab1c4775ba60089de8ce0a2b1844f7c
describe
'150653' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSU' 'sip-files00106.jpg'
e4b49ca8525a79dd263e2619caf3d7da
0de23228c4734929c6974407eccfc23ebb5f5aaf
'2012-03-28T05:53:50-04:00'
describe
'35981' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSV' 'sip-files00106.pro'
ceb129fd1b525768ca5c55dd2e2e72d6
5594ff5bc38e5daaeb9aa08a0eddfe1e507028ca
describe
'74895' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSW' 'sip-files00106.QC.jpg'
fe47137b3600eb6ac4f9a4dfcec5f2c5
d2e1ea878ca535abba31711fb8738bdfe2cf3db2
'2012-03-28T05:57:08-04:00'
describe
'1802980' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSX' 'sip-files00106.tif'
e1311d88b5559cae97f4b51179468147
8d5a42df21247ece6c64875aea2460f34478e9d3
'2012-03-28T05:55:49-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSY' 'sip-files00106.txt'
916d8fc723259c7f3f279dd3efcb2174
4922dcf051cedd02dd8400ad581126639e33c4d6
'2012-03-28T05:58:54-04:00'
describe
'36676' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZSZ' 'sip-files00106thm.jpg'
531cd81735a59b112d13ca177a3f8338
e92424f911cd7ab0d2fddafe59ad7613248018ae
describe
'225064' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTA' 'sip-files00107.jp2'
da8466164a1c07c8b7b57698138c2305
a1f2e35ce3b3b7210dc51288ef1a678bce222cd7
describe
'153461' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTB' 'sip-files00107.jpg'
e34262a95385574909e11a0cd81e7958
2f69be13dd6334bdb56c2b5f52d51a7ef3309f1d
describe
'37158' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTC' 'sip-files00107.pro'
c21261e016f08173a8d347360a7b0385
2e70a373931fd6eef5aa8c206645a5aaecb27b7c
describe
'75690' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTD' 'sip-files00107.QC.jpg'
7405976f13178949e96fc4a881502b19
cdd18166559af8b6a7ab8f857488f8e9f6b9c769
describe
'1825116' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTE' 'sip-files00107.tif'
e1ffaed1f1e75174fdb3ce596931f52b
4949cd869d0c542806cd22a4ad0a93f3c3d85613
describe
'1474' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTF' 'sip-files00107.txt'
e4bf6b43742aa59f53a26bb2a589214a
a43d645a4dd7b9149caef0586202f5834b56c94a
describe
'37028' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTG' 'sip-files00107thm.jpg'
241d9e44bf65f085e3649a24b8c28b06
52170d9721a91e20f159bcd41b5da91e2e469dbe
describe
'226168' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTH' 'sip-files00108.jp2'
2fcb23c268bc1d97aa8b999ca5a0e4c5
f900ae4fd822deb226bc2d328ac0099fa71a7558
'2012-03-28T05:55:06-04:00'
describe
'153383' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTI' 'sip-files00108.jpg'
be8c9ea8c54ff1ab299ee05b655faf8f
3b3544646974e67955a6ec30b886d1c2cae7bb5d
describe
'34975' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTJ' 'sip-files00108.pro'
f2efae98486106b489e7315c5f63a42d
3c0ad3ea269e621b4b34a06e8c6c25046616d43d
describe
'75310' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTK' 'sip-files00108.QC.jpg'
5576a2dae3805bb2893d69063f3579d2
fbdf036ce4bdb7d9452d3541460ee98b7dfba241
'2012-03-28T05:55:28-04:00'
describe
'1833760' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTL' 'sip-files00108.tif'
f2013f7a90a5c38e817889671d4622ea
4667cd446f6c1f6b41792ef06e79cec4db1b29d9
describe
'1491' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTM' 'sip-files00108.txt'
47afb7ab645e3fbb780e214e0136b642
02c9e83d4e2912ab77a482d3060590960b20bc23
describe
'36681' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTN' 'sip-files00108thm.jpg'
b3775fc18056a61d58e13b3ce122fd76
43b800138d11a2b00bee1e1ea44e64bd767db604
describe
'227864' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTO' 'sip-files00109.jp2'
2b30d5deb30204b897d7b1a6e134341e
cf46efb1ac6da93001ce48c6cc38c96561bc1299
describe
'147877' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTP' 'sip-files00109.jpg'
2904c6a898d3e1af9ea3d453c172ca53
d090c8f2fe45518f5cf2b119169aa11fe4dd54cf
describe
'33698' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTQ' 'sip-files00109.pro'
4397dcb38539b802aecd063ff0e06936
8680369c7b323e345c1a6adeebb29f1054105b34
describe
'73607' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTR' 'sip-files00109.QC.jpg'
ed7c5298c61ce968400ea5dc27015470
c9bb604445051efe183d41cad4736a2a3eaf48a1
describe
'1846988' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTS' 'sip-files00109.tif'
429ea93125706de0731a8284726598d8
d540f2a22fc698bd626ff98bb3849dcf31c561c6
'2012-03-28T05:55:34-04:00'
describe
'1396' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTT' 'sip-files00109.txt'
a49c4c41bbe026a7271eb543d233f6bd
fdddaad2d01c92814b7fbd21da447ff39571f72a
describe
'36656' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTU' 'sip-files00109thm.jpg'
823878113c7daec0d328cb9c8d765983
08f93578d77ba6311fad2605bdf7ccc38c1d04e6
describe
'220760' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTV' 'sip-files00110.jp2'
72066bd8f7929b5a039682f76d6f26d5
18b63e29c868f360245e859d920c61c5eb9637e0
describe
'148441' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTW' 'sip-files00110.jpg'
6bc2968dbfec1b62c6d960ff8dd71fc9
793de83191966915f0e7684202955da5c9b42b75
'2012-03-28T05:51:11-04:00'
describe
'33788' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTX' 'sip-files00110.pro'
87994a3e6f2cf6c970165dc346ae57b8
a77829f385e76abe916ca02ef10f327dbc82ab97
describe
'75096' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTY' 'sip-files00110.QC.jpg'
109309b36da86513de52f6659d1fc38f
9c6e47a985671c6c6b48418e8aaca800bf23f38a
describe
'1790032' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZTZ' 'sip-files00110.tif'
75c62794d5582d7e745bf1b5bc7483d5
7b85b93c7fed2457bb8e82ed07bc14ca22948997
'2012-03-28T05:58:01-04:00'
describe
'1447' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUA' 'sip-files00110.txt'
a0879ddfa59e638a5ee64465399f0bb9
7eaed1dbf1caa4991694afe25fc7adbad5e33db3
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUB' 'sip-files00110thm.jpg'
0d154c2b0ce506153bd3fe6975345032
27ac86a4225ed5be920ed4ab08460b149c01c39d
describe
'221302' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUC' 'sip-files00111.jp2'
9bf8df7137908e9d2cbf6a52da02fb78
8ef6db6c299a0a0c56fa68e4515cb296f9e69fa0
describe
'145809' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUD' 'sip-files00111.jpg'
e5118cf47a485f2e3c9c74d83ac17787
d20163147db2b3a5a624b0017e366b5eacd6c48c
describe
'33523' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUE' 'sip-files00111.pro'
e22b70f67e707f1fb8a9b9fa4ed95d38
051ad97910070e9928184a6ebeb12179d9286722
describe
'74928' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUF' 'sip-files00111.QC.jpg'
25b974a90c96f1b07e14a9b8df7c6588
c436ea52ba10c14095b1f450f41040a3dd1b963f
describe
'1794352' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUG' 'sip-files00111.tif'
f49b4ad01d0883172ae47eca83ac4814
7d2ad10cc33b2d021a757071f8a25dbd3b70e5d1
'2012-03-28T05:51:56-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUH' 'sip-files00111.txt'
4ceb0487411784a7c436cdc7d03280df
1c2782b0c0f072f53792cea0d9e0e92facda8581
describe
'36751' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUI' 'sip-files00111thm.jpg'
f11c340dd159d43073ffeb44efe1e0b4
bcd452322f3f49b76f70fa10e3dcfe44fbab5cc2
'2012-03-28T05:51:59-04:00'
describe
'221580' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUJ' 'sip-files00112.jp2'
187c0082e4b0ca16da40efb10aa3dcbe
ea17ef592b6b35fb4e16b1485c471b35328bdd7b
describe
'139671' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUK' 'sip-files00112.jpg'
d8eaae38b8d9f1d75cd915ce538b6a4a
e85d838fa9c83a27b7ecff0bfddda2d904eb3820
describe
'33138' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUL' 'sip-files00112.pro'
d5708879f08f7a23c642995085c2fb20
d164344049bcbae999890a01336c6f3d4c9c0948
describe
'70038' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUM' 'sip-files00112.QC.jpg'
0a3281dfc7ba853d8842e86be6a87271
1e4b73e54fa0296415b04cbf66e6cc3bd55ea233
'2012-03-28T05:54:41-04:00'
describe
'1795892' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUN' 'sip-files00112.tif'
a59b6240000ba9bfb23ef2c14c47585b
fde2831ac3a2b72d61164e4b292a6427f5148e6e
describe
'1408' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUO' 'sip-files00112.txt'
2633cfad064316f356511fa9da718251
34e73d57ed74d710e3fe1de69eb3cad56289c0fc
describe
'34679' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUP' 'sip-files00112thm.jpg'
60792d251550bee94fe53f6210773238
ad24669a852e1dd733842b4aeaef9d183486354c
describe
'224022' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUQ' 'sip-files00113.jp2'
be63ce14673f771cedff5c3d4c7830cb
e2d9ebb1ffd1a1ba4b2bdb5adb262d373a95d879
describe
'143459' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUR' 'sip-files00113.jpg'
dda366bfd9cbc361a2d83b345156357b
4d9cbd49ccabc392dcf64bfc327f278477b15dad
'2012-03-28T05:52:27-04:00'
describe
'34401' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUS' 'sip-files00113.pro'
ada43ea5234fc078cad9d4fde250af78
8622e7a87629d60aaaae5bf5e034aff0b70dba47
describe
'72239' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUT' 'sip-files00113.QC.jpg'
e0ec52ea5dc6b2b23ad1307d1d02a9c8
d32440961251026486c51b3948a34a1a0ac3b577
describe
'1815908' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUU' 'sip-files00113.tif'
ecc15a23e53e076aaff2e1cafd2bb90b
e13c65e84f339c2ea0d9c4ea71163f0edbdf7bf2
'2012-03-28T05:56:11-04:00'
describe
'1378' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUV' 'sip-files00113.txt'
c12cbbdf8bfca825a141fd0f81522911
827b354a05355eb2f1549ad657d71ad228d16b25
describe
'35508' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUW' 'sip-files00113thm.jpg'
ef5d356c02e0c511e34e3f82e2ae553d
93017aa56fd7a906b901ce6e7aa6843272e3514f
describe
'226167' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUX' 'sip-files00114.jp2'
6734670108e8ec4ba80627e5de15027e
6727b70831491e1cf4e890b441eb118c03895045
'2012-03-28T05:57:53-04:00'
describe
'145998' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUY' 'sip-files00114.jpg'
fe5398aeebd9f98f6342abb5f8906de1
79c5aac659c920496bc4350d3229a21bf45fa6fd
describe
'33417' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZUZ' 'sip-files00114.pro'
66824bc0d4c936b011eccbc7cff0bb26
d97d847df160cf48600f59a698da89fc4b15d7e1
describe
'72970' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVA' 'sip-files00114.QC.jpg'
897f3e8b576fdc6b7a5192640b0a7ff7
1684c3373c91ed45868c1a6146d311adf6285f66
'2012-03-28T05:52:35-04:00'
describe
'1833364' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVB' 'sip-files00114.tif'
fa3085afba5fa6d7611a6616a7494c3e
7f412c116da082beb7240d6e5f92be9edae2debf
'2012-03-28T05:55:37-04:00'
describe
'1402' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVC' 'sip-files00114.txt'
c39906c1961bc18cb180365c6e7d7ffc
f686d3f5d6cb1906466209bab5033f5616332017
describe
'35536' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVD' 'sip-files00114thm.jpg'
f60031b0f0623224bf34ac6cdf6ae9a0
d657cf3ab7328b78a3c7b19759f09121acc703b0
'2012-03-28T05:54:25-04:00'
describe
'225387' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVE' 'sip-files00115.jp2'
366a40b422ed8465692cf181a72146fa
2cacba22782a24c973d15034f9e099bc5e71f8e1
describe
'139927' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVF' 'sip-files00115.jpg'
437a735ae84142ab5daaf520aaadf246
040f762646b7a48257aeb41525fad6567dc676e9
describe
'33571' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVG' 'sip-files00115.pro'
0401d7ed24f6f968c0a89a750a288814
ce5fc77200d8eb5915e6a45baf4ef7daffea44cb
describe
'71198' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVH' 'sip-files00115.QC.jpg'
8c6b0faa11bdb68372a52096f4db67c8
26048bff1e56380e564a822e6fa5952c8f67cac8
'2012-03-28T05:57:37-04:00'
describe
'1826792' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVI' 'sip-files00115.tif'
2edc8803981a23ef1803429e4bcef709
ea540d4acf8f6d650ac0d498c0527d37dbf3c745
describe
'1355' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVJ' 'sip-files00115.txt'
ffcd95d9c9dc05f97f1ebddd2732b83d
65b0b7aaabb3396f08a920146e0ffd3dee2713d0
describe
'35368' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVK' 'sip-files00115thm.jpg'
cc32ea9b24c58746ec9e6e1b33e975c4
6368de25c5138a5c0e25962c840de789781c2b0d
describe
'226498' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVL' 'sip-files00116.jp2'
3ff37460213afdb1f6ac83e76d1d931e
b1368036037ddd57363f0627726310340558e399
'2012-03-28T05:58:22-04:00'
describe
'146812' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVM' 'sip-files00116.jpg'
d3fe1bb308f110121cc47e8db82f55c0
f7640dc994d709e9e6fdd2cc54e9a066d666271a
'2012-03-28T05:57:00-04:00'
describe
'33319' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVN' 'sip-files00116.pro'
44abcc23344dc3e09c5b5cf0934612f4
e55b41380f46235bc7fdb40aad7267ced944c1bf
describe
'72663' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVO' 'sip-files00116.QC.jpg'
e72bf08c3edb78964045e9f40c63ea3d
fb4c00836ce995ef4775538bf25dbace8276fee1
describe
'1835540' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVP' 'sip-files00116.tif'
370dd5045a1da90c8855a6ba218c338c
b3050c788e7cd27e97ec07d1336b5299aaa41989
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVQ' 'sip-files00116.txt'
edf2cc8c14385ad31bd810ee7a0b4437
44f978466848708a9544886b178195d06583a357
'2012-03-28T05:51:18-04:00'
describe
'35429' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVR' 'sip-files00116thm.jpg'
9c303312d0f99a1226eca4f2b678f9ff
652f279fd6825c25f983ad9cc74344c9f5f63b41
describe
'223198' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVS' 'sip-files00117.jp2'
6be0d090037f5402627a64179ec12b64
b40fde9257b45dab4191fd7724e3f73ccdc0688e
describe
'142443' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVT' 'sip-files00117.jpg'
6ea5b48407cfcf5ea61e534c72927252
4705a63e6c5e074cedd36d0bd65dc6de70cffd72
describe
'32031' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVU' 'sip-files00117.pro'
99a6bdc7add79379db0bfa1e903e9999
4b0528c360188b7f9b00bd781f7a5e69f112c921
describe
'71724' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVV' 'sip-files00117.QC.jpg'
659b1b965bcda8d73a7b08eca1010297
651f90ae9df728d008fd4979f5009bb8c3ba7baa
describe
'1809544' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVW' 'sip-files00117.tif'
631956dff51063a14c3de3fc4848d82d
77fea2e0ce22809182f8f29e9d8e33a83227aaba
'2012-03-28T05:54:18-04:00'
describe
'1311' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVX' 'sip-files00117.txt'
91a86b1f86e91afbf69a1fd3dc157824
e0ca9e4af27dc150f5fe066e61e1fde8b77c20b3
'2012-03-28T05:55:24-04:00'
describe
'36327' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVY' 'sip-files00117thm.jpg'
f4dacf4e68c581319c702bffa6231970
7b29982facc9e2c31b4fa403ccd49e534de4c402
'2012-03-28T05:56:07-04:00'
describe
'225626' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZVZ' 'sip-files00118.jp2'
c10d7d87784cc9fc81ab1bb73424243f
d3859f9ee9679c4b69d97ad18185e8dfc8e33a30
describe
'140609' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWA' 'sip-files00118.jpg'
6ec88a7c9f1b7abf6687a93a94a21185
20ac0f29f14b0c1373e0d24e190919319f3d2548
describe
'34343' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWB' 'sip-files00118.pro'
021722bd5a6a6ea2fcff1736919eb4b7
3561b59edc9decdbb83b23510e10cb60bc1d86eb
describe
'71058' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWC' 'sip-files00118.QC.jpg'
0c42f0be1a554243908f36581137bc4e
5c599be1391e97a0b5f36706e192056c1f0813f1
describe
'1828892' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWD' 'sip-files00118.tif'
3527e1dde8a03826fdbc37285be48ab6
6e0161b5fc80e432875ef58229a29f2409c423c2
'2012-03-28T05:54:14-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWE' 'sip-files00118.txt'
4978e03d270ab7927955ce83c05784e6
f7cfe970bc9e101b90f5f6fbf01eecf65e796286
describe
'35762' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWF' 'sip-files00118thm.jpg'
d0e3f9aa67a02b07c0aa9d015ec954d7
376d0c8c01410028de873eed0204a36fedc03c5e
'2012-03-28T05:51:22-04:00'
describe
'224274' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWG' 'sip-files00119.jp2'
e707c7f56e30e3c88c970e3ee3edc788
68a98ce0a313c15b393f20e0ec25a957cf6bd74e
describe
'144158' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWH' 'sip-files00119.jpg'
bf427841cfa55e83f2530054ceabc51d
dcdba79275c3d59b82b4686d10189f209afcacb7
'2012-03-28T05:50:32-04:00'
describe
'34865' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWI' 'sip-files00119.pro'
4e1186d767a308a81d35d3988b5131d7
7f67a1ac9248f2969d3a553d640ee7866ea28bb0
'2012-03-28T05:58:29-04:00'
describe
'71346' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWJ' 'sip-files00119.QC.jpg'
49aa687683438a4b408afefa845890f7
bf6c727d0b6ba24056c48a7b6245eb71900caedb
describe
'1817880' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWK' 'sip-files00119.tif'
64c4407fa546e075ed616e68a4906649
6308983db03ed6208017e07fcd83f697a22c3e74
describe
'1410' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWL' 'sip-files00119.txt'
3177f0cfc573701248af315e37248918
d151fddbe6451651755b40f59f676b624e9a96d6
'2012-03-28T05:57:47-04:00'
describe
'35699' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWM' 'sip-files00119thm.jpg'
f8c0ce5338606a100fc805c7c7bf9854
d9f8af22bd99f73500f0b7013fe09361b889c6fe
describe
'221749' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWN' 'sip-files00120.jp2'
ef8fb17ce78f1d53119e384735d5f0a8
766bd664ee027dac42769173a257198ec702a611
describe
'140252' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWO' 'sip-files00120.jpg'
e7a9d2c05afedeffe556a189f986517d
b512a84c83bedade39fae8b2abb0625ef9ac2c29
'2012-03-28T05:56:24-04:00'
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWP' 'sip-files00120.pro'
d769dd42ca4cd8ea74a496a4f367a77e
420c91a8ae802276b0bfb47de41681b363844730
describe
'70667' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWQ' 'sip-files00120.QC.jpg'
acb86dc86f4763a731c7bce14c817ff9
53db7a2e32ccd75953bece799ed850969531fffb
'2012-03-28T05:55:23-04:00'
describe
'1798372' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWR' 'sip-files00120.tif'
da118ed7a2811b3783c2fb6b2ea564ec
c2c5a303e4044cf8d035833ef749676f08309adf
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWS' 'sip-files00120.txt'
25ee00b9026e0a7bea46bf36b3bbd6e2
f8f6286185a502ad45fae7203715aa638c5ec85b
describe
'35472' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWT' 'sip-files00120thm.jpg'
30f2b3bfdea21c80c7d01949eb415f0e
dcb7b4967271f3310bc49050e08ca030eace31b4
describe
'222342' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWU' 'sip-files00121.jp2'
1812ebe3aaf049b32b7fcf567f7d0c1b
9e1047933ed54b0a4c941b71fc669e095db469de
describe
'148390' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWV' 'sip-files00121.jpg'
034e57cc10b63d00a66e396dafbeec26
2a959ed994acb2c73664abe99725b6ef5fe5fac3
'2012-03-28T05:52:11-04:00'
describe
'35435' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWW' 'sip-files00121.pro'
4a30af6bedca95d5726c534201ac3da8
ab3240afbb33f3dc81f97d7195fa2f775aa59be8
describe
'73922' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWX' 'sip-files00121.QC.jpg'
441ae2204fe74c24188429720d2db7a3
72c76a3fa3c0116f9bca52be712c94b73f6911a9
describe
'1802340' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWY' 'sip-files00121.tif'
2627b9c7b0b62477a56f1b0f0f6a74b0
df46068fa2d4ef6a54ec05d0ecc75ae81687430f
'2012-03-28T05:58:42-04:00'
describe
'1417' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZWZ' 'sip-files00121.txt'
a82035cdd27cb97c9dee8146f15209cf
03d5ac28ecb8bff13400a712a501b2267d1e500c
describe
'36228' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXA' 'sip-files00121thm.jpg'
30bdb19995ac99fac18281bbf1a560ae
c319e033004f03b842ce9044c80f961375916de0
describe
'216650' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXB' 'sip-files00122.jp2'
a42dc5b7e53d242fc3ccba6aaa4cbf67
f730f2eb684952801b7135d0e899e4b9ec46d67e
describe
'157985' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXC' 'sip-files00122.jpg'
d6086c5262cb9cc35d7b49411100069a
7d901c2e565a07dbfbfca53aab2a37fd030b0114
describe
'36696' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXD' 'sip-files00122.pro'
9d53233af0aed03418324a2cb848e76c
ef1efa52a580c92f468e02f057841590040aba0e
describe
'77054' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXE' 'sip-files00122.QC.jpg'
51161a83d5d749a1b9df59fe4c988854
1783f20c7d64749532f797087afc1451e93e3ba2
describe
'1757744' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXF' 'sip-files00122.tif'
17c8b9c7420275ac97ac2364a31b646c
60688234d831a8b2d125dcb41b6c67a223abc9d7
describe
'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXG' 'sip-files00122.txt'
528a968f77bf0c101567603bab5bf561
a45f4f553a4e4e1e4b7656c560a035092d048f49
describe
'37168' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXH' 'sip-files00122thm.jpg'
cc4fc4f3c4d6f0a8532001ac8aaa60b9
3be9236ddcb4b4ae9af3b7c58b6e846ce6b59d59
describe
'222369' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXI' 'sip-files00123.jp2'
c6178d29f1157f243bcd5145ee91af91
5a6d9b20d615ccc2634ec1eada20f70f6ddb011c
describe
'146665' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXJ' 'sip-files00123.jpg'
487c2b4b9d10fee4b1ef0ddcbdebd13d
470e8d8a22b3a317d08ea2a0a0679ea14cc85106
'2012-03-28T05:51:25-04:00'
describe
'32803' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXK' 'sip-files00123.pro'
5abdf783f3a2a766a404768492d7a733
778116dc76a74b8a5117289926c265e39485982e
describe
'73749' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXL' 'sip-files00123.QC.jpg'
d3efbbd2e184d533ebd63d9f952625a5
e9477a2ce375335f03224215c3b0074a62dced6d
'2012-03-28T05:57:56-04:00'
describe
'1802860' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXM' 'sip-files00123.tif'
352d37172bd3f20c8c5d535916c7dbea
f4238c0596733958ae86e3bc7c18837b41f82a1c
describe
'1375' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXN' 'sip-files00123.txt'
cd635690a08a259ec2734683afb5fee6
ea1ec9e211945258e3c4f85d568f10e2fcb87d7c
describe
'36443' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXO' 'sip-files00123thm.jpg'
871a4bbe160b06714285633ab17f95d5
5cb75db1ee59ae2f53f6d2a201c1deeb89e508ac
describe
'225319' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXP' 'sip-files00124.jp2'
b2d3e5131c677cd4e2131034de4a5adc
9d62246265dfb1e800aaff5c77917f334b32d973
describe
'138749' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXQ' 'sip-files00124.jpg'
5efe0b90ec9a9c6385de6825e6958c54
52e7cda2a26adb0ae5108248fdb1577033ef456b
describe
'31938' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXR' 'sip-files00124.pro'
479bc0c4ccfbc73cc8de3802a983cad9
0607637e5214346a57ce45ba84163c9ea64f8707
describe
'70101' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXS' 'sip-files00124.QC.jpg'
fa69214b1e70d089b66e7db658ebeffc
cb32e6584195d4cc4d80655f357497bbc159394a
describe
'1826712' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXT' 'sip-files00124.tif'
9ea843412da9b014052c10ff7ea8129d
439664fc78a2940307780066f54b9a40ef07d94c
describe
'1350' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXU' 'sip-files00124.txt'
cb4fefa2c0afc5a54b01f7c914aac0fb
923f0f9e62548f6fca564a657c5a5a0989fb2a82
describe
'35610' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXV' 'sip-files00124thm.jpg'
c5579ff81fc8a7873246f547034f2796
bd8ee407ed21ce282422221f28d73cda7a4dd3c7
'2012-03-28T05:53:51-04:00'
describe
'223145' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXW' 'sip-files00125.jp2'
2818554073b78583b7ccaf02bed2c2c8
b6c03f914c04dec74bde7321b14cb494f58ab9ec
describe
'132283' 'info:fdaE20090910_AAAAFPfileF20090910_AABZXX' 'sip-files00125.jpg'
393df2a5a750d227abc920b0fe147e59
a9b6f729fce6280d95abd670e3aecf6b369bb681
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Life and perambulations of a mouse
author Kilner, Dorothy 1755-1836
role Illustrator Cruikshank, Percy fl. 1840-1860
Publisher Grant and Griffith
Printer W. McDowall
extent 125 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 15 cm.
publisher Grant and Griffith, successors to Newbery & Harris
pubPlace London
1850
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Matter
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* 'CjE, In'nnriTe Xibrntq,
A SERIES OF WORKS FOR TIE YOUNG.
ONE SHILLING EACH.
VoLUsE 1.-THE ESKDALE HERD BOY. By LADY
STUDDART, (Mrs. BLACKFORD). Illustration by W. HARVEY.
VOLrUE 2.-MRS. LEICESTER'S SCHOOL; or, the
Histories of several Young Ladies. By CHARLES and MARY
LAMB. Illustration by JolN ABSOLON.
VoLIr~E 3.-HISTORY OF THE ROBINS. By Mrs.
TRIMMER. Illustration by W. HARvEY.
VOLU-ME 4.-MEMOIRS OF BOB, THE SPOTTED
TERRIER. Written by Himself. Illustration by H. WEIR.
VOLUME 5.-KEEPER'S TRAVELS IN SEARCH OF
HIS MASTER. Reprinted from the original Edition. Illus-
tration by H. WEIR.
VOLUME fO.-THE SCOTTISH ORPHANS; an Histo-
rical Tale. By LADY STODDART, (Mrs. BLACKFORD). Illus-
tration by H. WEIR
VOLUME 7.-NEVER WRONG; or, the Young Dis-
putant; and "IT WAS ONLY IN FUN." Illustration by
JoHN GILBERT.
VOLUME 8.-THE PERAMBULATIONS OF A MOUSE.
Illustration by JOHN GILBERT.
Frontispiece
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Title Page
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THE
LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS
OF
A MOUSE.
LONDON:
GRANT AND GRIFFITH,
StCCE SORS TO NEWBEIIY & HARRIS,
CORNER OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD.
MIDCCCL.
XrW Elition.
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Introduction
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INTRODUCTION.
-4-
DURING a remarkably severe winter, when a prodigious fall
of snow confined everybody to their habitations, who were
happy enough to have one to shelter them from the incle-
mency of the season, and were not obliged by business to
expose themselves to its rigour, I was on a visit to Meadow
Hall, where a large party of young folk had assembled,
and all seemed, by their harmony and good humour, to strive
who should the most contribute to render pleasant that con-
finement which we were all equally obliged to share. Nor
were those farther advanced in life less anxious to contribute
to the general satisfaction and entertainment.
After the more serious employment of reading each morn-
ing was concluded, we danced, we sang, we played at blind-
man's-buff, battledore and shuttlecock, and many other
games equally diverting and innocent; and, when tired of
them, drew our seats round the fire, while each one in turn
told some merry story to divert the company.
At last, having related all that we could recollect worth
reciting, and being rather at a loss what to say next, a
sprightly girl in company proposed that every one should
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INTRODUCTION.
relate the history of their own lives: "And it must be
strange indeed," added she, if that will not help us out
of this difficulty, and furnish conversation for some days
longer; by which time, perhaps, the frost will break, the snow
will melt, and set us all at liberty. But, let it break when
it may, I make a law, that no one shall go from Meadow Hall
till they have told their own history: so take notice, ladies
and gentlemen, take notice everybody, what you have to
trust to. And because," continued she, I will not be un-
reasonable, and require more from you than you can perform,
I will give all you, who may perhaps have forgotten what
passed so many years ago, at the beginning of your lives,
two days to recollect and digest your story; by which time,
if you do not producesomething pretty and entertaining, we
will never again admit you to dance or play among us."
All this she spoke with so good-humoured a smile, that every
one was delighted with her, and promised to do their best to
acquit themselves to her satisfaction; while some (the length
of whose lives had not rendered them forgetful of the trans-
actions which had passed) instantly began their memoirs, as
they called them: and really some related their narratives
with such spirit and ingenuity, that it quite distressed us
older ones, lest we should disgrace ourselves when it should
fall to our turns to hold forth. However, we were all de-
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INTRODUCTION. I
termined to produce something, as our fair directress order-
ed. Accordingly, the next morning I took up my pen, to
endeavour to draw up some kind of a history, which might
satisfy my companions in confinement. I took up my pen,
it is true, and laid the paper before me; but not one word
towards my appointed task could I proceed. The various
occurrences of my life were such as, far from affording en-
tertainment, would, I was certain, rather afflict; or, perhaps,
not interesting enough for that, only stupify and render the
company more weary of the continuance of the frost than
they were before I began my narration. Thus circumstanced,
therefore, although by myself, I broke silence by exclaiming,
" What a task has this sweet girl imposed upon me! One
which I shall never be able to execute to my own satisfac-
tion or her amusement. The adventures of my life (though
deeply interesting to myself) will be insipid and unenter-
taining to others, especially to my young hearers: I cannot,
therefore, attempt it." Then write mine, which may be
more diverting," said a little squeaking voice, which sound-
ed as if close to me. I started with surprise, not knowing
any one to be near me: and, looking round, could discover
no object from whom it could possibly proceed; when, cast-
ing my eyes upon the ground in a. little hole under the
skirting-board, close by the fire, I discovered the head of a
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0 INTRODUCTION.
mouse peeping out. I arose with a design to stop the hole
with a cork, which happened to lie on the table by me; and
was surprised to find that it did not run away, but suffered
me to advance quite close, and then only retreated a little
into the hole, saying in the same voice as before, Will you
write my history?" You may be sure, I was much sur-
prised to be so addressed by such an animal; but, ashamed
of discovering any appearance of astonishment, lest the
mouse should suppose it had frightened me, I answered with
the utmost composure, that I would write it willingly, if it
would dictate to me. Oh, that I will do," replied the
mouse, if you will not hurt me." Not for the world,"
returned I. "Come, therefore, and sit upon my table, that
I may hear more distinctly what you have to relate." It in-
stantly accepted my invitation, and with all the nimbleness of
its species, ran up the side of my chair, and jumped upon my
table; when, getting into a box of wafers, it began as follows.
But, before I proceed to relate my new little companion's
history, I must beg leave to assure my readers, that, in
earnest, I never heard a mouse speak in all my life; and only
wrote the following narrative as being far more entertaining,
and not less instructive, than my own life would have been.
Chapter
head Part I
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THE
LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS
OF
X1 3imnut.
PART I.
LIKE all other new-born animals, whether of the human
or any other species, I cannot pretend to remember what
passed during my infant days. The first circumstance
I can recollect was, my mother's addressing me and my
three brothers, who all lay in the same nest, in the follow-
ing words:-" I have, my children, with the greatest diffi-
culty, and at the utmost hazard of my life,provided for you
all to the present moment; but the period is arrived when
I can no longer pursue that method: snares and traps
are everywhere set for me, nor shall I, without infinite
danger, be able to procure sustenance to support my own
existence, much less can I find sufficient for you all; and,
indeed, with pleasure I behold it as no longer necessary,
since you are of age now to provide and shift for your-
selves; and I doubt not but your agility will enable you
to procure a very comfortable livelihood. Only let me
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10 LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS
give you this one caution-Never (whatever the tempt-
ation may be) appear often in the same place; if you do,
however you may flatter yourselves to the contrary, you
will certainly at last be destroyed." So saying, she stroked
us all with her fore paw, as a token of her affection, and
then hurried away, to conceal from us the emotions of
her sorrow, at thus sending us into the wide world.
She was no sooner gone, than the thought of being
our own directors so charmed our little hearts, that we
presently forgot our grief at parting from our kind pa-
rent; and, impatient to use our liberty, we all set for-
ward in search of some food, or rather of some adventure,
for our mother had left us victuals more than sufficient
to supply the wants of that day. With a great deal of
difficulty we clambered up a high wall on the inside of a
wainscot, till we reached the story above that we were
born in, where we found it much easier to run round
within the skirting-board, than to ascend any higher.
While we were there, our noses were delightfully re-
galed with the scent of the most delicate food that we
had ever smelt; we were anxious to procure a taste of it
likewise, and, after running round and round the room a
great many times, we at last discovered a little crack,
through which we made our entrance. My brother Long-
tail led the way; I followed; Softdown came next; but
Brighteyes would not be prevailed upon to venture. The
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OF A MOUSE. 11
apartment which we entered was spacious and elegant;
at least, differed so greatly from anything we had seen,
that we imagined it the finest place upon earth. It was
covered all over with a carpet of various colours, that
not only concealed some bird-seeds which we came to
devour, but also for some time prevented our being dis-
covered, as we were of much the same hue with many
of the flowers on the carpet. At last, a little girl, who
was at work in the room, by the side of her mamma,
shrieked out as if violently hurt. Her mamma begged
to know the cause of her sudden alarm. Upon which
she called out, "A Mouse! a Mouse! I saw one under
the chair!" "And if you did, my dear," replied her mo-
ther, is that any reason for your behaving so ridicu-
lously? If there were twenty mice, what harm could
they possibly do? You may easily hurt and destroy
them; but, poor little things! they cannot, if they would,
hurt you." "What! could they not bite me?" inquired
the child. "They may, indeed, be able to do that; but
you may be very sure that they have no such inclina-
tion," rejoined the mother. A mouse is one of the most
timorous things in the world; every noise alarms it: and
though it chiefly lives by plunder, it appears as if pun-
ished by its fears for the mischiefs which it commits
among our property. It is, therefore, highly ridiculous
to pretend to be alarmed at the sight of a creature that
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would run from the sound of your voice, and wishes never
to come near you, lest, as you are far more able, you
should also be disposed to hurt it." But I am sure,
Madam," replied the little girl, whose name I afterwards
heard was Anne, "they do not always run away; for
one day, as Miss Eliza Kite was looking among some
things which she had in her box, a mouse jumped out
and ran up her frock sleeve-she felt it quite up on her
arm." "And what became of it then?" inquired the
mother. "It jumped down again," replied Anne, "and
got into a little hole in the window-seat; and Eliza did
not see it again." Well, then, my dear," resumed the
lady, "what harm did it do her? Is not that a con-
vincing proof of what I say, that you have no cause to
be afraid of them, and that it is very silly to be so? It is
certainly foolish to be afraid of anything, unless it
threatens us with immediate danger; but to pretend to
be frightened at a mouse, and such like inoffensive things,
is a degree of weakness that I can by no means suffer
any of my children to indulge." May I then, Madam,"
inquired the child, be afraid of cows and horses, and
such great beasts as those?" "Certainly not," answered
her mother, "unless they are likely to hurt you. If a
cow or a horse run after you, I would have you fear them
so much as to get out of the way; but if they are quietly
walking or grazing in a field, then to fly from them, as
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OF A MOUSE. 1
if you thought they would eat you instead of the grass,
is most absurd, and discovers great want of sense. I
once knew a young lady, who, I believe, thought it looked
pretty to be terrified at everything, and to scream if a
dog or even a mouse looked at her; but most severely
was she punished for her folly, by several very disagree-
able accidents she by those means brought upon herself.
"One day, when she was drinking tea in a large com-
pany, on the door being opened, a small Italian grey-
hound walked into the drawing-room. She happened to
be seated near the mistress of the dog, who was making
tea; the dog, therefore, walked towards her, in order to
be by his favourite; but upon his advancing near her,
she suddenly jumped up, without considering what she
was about, overturned the water-urn, the hot iron of
which rolling out, set fire to her clothes, which instantly
blazed up, being only muslin, and burnt her arms, face,
and neck, most dreadfully. She was so much hurt as
to be obliged to be put immediately to bed, nor did she
recover enough to go abroad for many months. Now,
though every one was sorry for her sufferings, who could
possibly help blaming her for her ridiculous behaviour,
as it was entirely owing to her own folly that she was so
hurt? When she was talked to upon the subject, she
pleaded for her excuse, that she was so frightened she
did not know what she did, nor whither she was going;
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14 LIFE AND PERAMBULATIONS
but, as she thought that the dog was coining to her, she
could not help jumping up, to get out of his way. Now
what ridiculous arguing was this! Why could not she
help it? And if the dog had really been going to her,
what harm would it have done? Could she suppose that
the lady whose house she was at would have suffered a
beast to walk about the house loose and go into company,
if he was apt to bite and hurt people? Or why should
she think he would more injure her, than those lie had
before passed by? But the real case was, she did not
think at all; if she had given herself time for that, she
would not have acted so ridiculously. Another time,
when she was walking, from the same want of reflection
she very nearly drowned herself. She was passing over
a bridge, the outside rails of which were in some places
broken down; while she was there, some cows, which a
man was driving, met her: immediately, without mind-
ing whither she went, she shrieked out, and at the same
time jumped on one side just where the rail happened
to be broken, and down she fell into the river; nor was
it without the greatest difficulty that she was taken out
time enough to save her life. However, she caught a
violent cold and fever, and was again, by her own foolish
fears, confined to her bed for some weeks. Another ac-
cident she once met with, which, though not quite so
bad as the two former, yet might have been attended with
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OF A MOUSE. 15
fatal consequences. She was sitting in a window, when
a wasp happened to fly toward her; she hastily drew
back her head, and broke the pane of glass behind her,
some of which stuck in her neck. It bled profusely;
but a surgeon, happily being present, made some appli-
cation to it, which prevented its being followed by any
other ill effects than a few days' weakness, occasioned by
the loss of blood. Many other misfortunes of the like
kind she frequently experienced; but these which I have
now related may serve to convince you how extremely
absurd it is for people to give way to, and indulge them-
selves in, such groundless apprehensions, and, by being
afraid when there is no danger, subject themselves to
real misfortunes and most fatal accidents. And if being
afraid of cows, dogs, and wasps, (all of which, if they
please, can certainly hurt us,) is so ridiculous, what must
be the folly of those people who are terrified at a little
silly mouse, which never was known to hurt anybody?"
Here the conversation was interrupted by the entrance
of some gentlemen and ladies; and, having enjoyed a
very fine repast under one of the chairs during the time
that the mother and daughter had held the above dis-
course, on the chairs being removed for some of the visit-
ors to sit upon, we thought it best to retire; highly
pleased with our meal, and not less with the kind good-
B
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will which the lady had, we thought, expressed towards
us. We related to our brother Brighteyes all that had
passed, and assured him he had no reason to apprehend
any danger from venturing himself with us. Accord-
ingly he promised, if such were the case, that the next
time we went and found it safe, if we would return and
call him, he would certainly accompany us. "In the
mean time, do pray, Nimble," said he, addressing him-
self to me, "come with me to some other place; for I
long to taste some more delicate food than our mother
has provided for us; besides, as perhaps it may be a long
while before we shall be strong enough to bring any
thing away with us, we had better leave that, in case we
should ever be prevented from going abroad to seek for
fresh supplies." Very true," replied I, what you say
is quite just and wise; therefore I will, with all my heart,
attend you now, and see what we can find." So saying,
we began to climb, but not without difficulty, for very
frequently the bits of mortar which we stepped upon
gave way beneath our feet, and tumbled us down toge-
ther with them lower than when we first set off. How-
ever, as we were very light, we were not very much hurt
by our falls; only indeed, poor Brighteyes, by endeavour-
ing to save himself, caught by his nails on a rafter, and
tore one of them from his right fore-foot, which was very
sore and inconvenient. At length we surmounted all
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OF A MOUSE. 1I
difficulties, and, invited by a strong scent of plum-cake,
entered a closet, where we found a fine large one, quite
whole and entire. We immediately set about making
our way into it, which we easily effected, as it was most
deliciously nice, and not at all hard to our teeth.
Brighteyes, who had not before partaken of the bird-
seed, was overjoyed at the sight. He almost forgot the
pain of his foot, and soon buried himself withinside the
cake; whilst I, who had pretty well satisfied my hunger
before, only ate a few of the crumbs, and then went to
take a survey of the adjoining apartment. I crept softly
under the door of the closet, into a room as large as that
which I had before been in, though not so elegantly fur-
nished; for, instead of being covered with a carpet, there
was only a small one round the bed, and near the fire
was a cradle, with a cleanly-looking woman sitting by it,
rocking it with her foot, whilst at the same time she was
combing the head of a little boy about four years old.
In the middle of the room stood a table, covered with a
great deal of litter, and in one corner was the little girl
whom I had before seen with her mamma, crying and
sobbing as if her heart would break As I made not
the least noise at my entrance, no one observed me for
some time; so, creeping under one of the beds, I heard
the following discourse:-
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"It does not signify, Miss," said the woman, whom I
found to be the children's nurse, I never will put up
with such behaviour; you know that I always do every-
thing for you when you speak prettily, but to be ordered
to dress you, in such a manner, is what I never will sub-
mit to, and you shall go undressed all day before I will
dress you, unless you ask me as you ought to do." Anne
made no reply, but only continued crying. "Ay! you
may cry and sob as much as you please," said the nurse;
" I do not care for that: I shall not dress you for cry-
ing and roaring, but for being good and speaking with
civility." Just as she said these words, the door opened,
and in came the lady whom I had before seen, and whose
name I afterwards found was Artless. As soon as she
entered, the nurse addressed her, saying, "Pray, Madam,
is it by your desire that Miss Anne behaves so rudely
and bids me dress her directly, and change her shoes, or
else she will slap my face? Indeed, she did give me a
slap upon my hand, so I told her that I would not dress
her at all; for really, Madam, I thought you would not
wish me to do it whilst she behaved so, and I took the
liberty of putting her to stand in the corner." "I do
not think," replied Mrs. Artless, "that she deserves to
stand in the room at all, or in the house either, if she
behaves in that manner. If she does not speak civilly
when she wants to be assisted, let her go without help,
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and see what will become of her then. I am quite
ashamed of you, Anne! I could not have thought you
would behave so; but since you have, I promise that
you shall not be dressed to-day, nor have any assist-
ance given you, unless you speak in a very different
manner."
Whilst Mrs. Artless was talking, Nurse went out of
the room. Mrs. Artless then took her seat by the cra-
dle, and, looking into it, found the child awake; and I
saw her take out a fine little girl, about five months
old: she then continued her discourse, saying, Look
here, Anne; look at this little baby; see how unable
it is to help itself; were we to neglect attending to it,
what do you think would become of it? Suppose I
were now to put your sister upon the floor, and there
leave her, tell me what do you think she could do, or
what would become of her?" Anne sobbed out, that
she would die. "And pray, my dear," continued Mrs.
Artless, if we were to leave you to yourself, what
would become of you? It is true, you can talk, and
run about better than Mary: but not a bit better could
you provide for, or take care of yourself. Could you
buy or dress your own victuals? Could you light your
own fire? Could you clean your own house, or open
and shut the doors and windows Could you make
your own clothes, or even put them on without some
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assistance, when made? And who do you think will
do anything for you, if you are not good, or if you do
not speak civilly Not I, I promise you; neither shall
Nurse, nor any of the servants; for though I pay them
wages to help to do my business, I never want them to
do anything unless they are desired in a pretty manner.
Should you like, if, when I want you to pick up my
scissors, or do any little job, I were to say, Pick up
my scissors this moment, or I will slap your face?'
Should you not think that it sounded very cross and
disagreeable?" Yes, Madam," replied Anne. Then
why," rejoined Mrs. Artless, should you speak crossly
to anybody, particularly to servants and poor people?
For to behave so to them, is not only cross, but insolent
and proud. It is as if you thought that, because they
are rather poorer, they are not so good as yourself;
whereas, I assure you, poverty makes no difference in
the merit of people; for those only are deserving of re-
spect who are truly good; and a virtuous beggar is far
better than a wicked prince." I was prevented from
hearing any more of this very just discourse, by the
little boy's opening the door and letting in a cat; which,
though it was the first I had ever seen in my life, I was
certain was the same destructive animal to our race,
which I had frequently heard my mother describe. I
therefore made all possible haste back to the closet, and,
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warning Brighteyes of our danger, we instantly returned
by the same way which we came, to our two brothers,
whom we found waiting for us, and wondering at our
long absence. We related to them the dainty cheer
which we had met with, and agreed to conduct them
thither in the evening. Accordingly, as soon as it grew
towards dusk, we clambered up the wall, and all four
together attacked the plum-cake, which no one had
touched since we left it. But scarcely had we all seated
ourselves round it, than on a sudden the closet-door
opened, and a woman entered. Away we all scampered
as fast as possible; but poor Brighteyes, who could not
move quite so nimbly, on account of his sore toe, and who
likewise, having advanced farther into the cake, was dis-
covered before he could reach the crack by which we
entered. The woman, who had a knife in her hand,
struck at him with it, at the same time exclaiming,
" Bless me, Nurse, here is a mouse in the closet!" Hap-
pily, she missed her aim, and be only received a small
wound on the tip of his tail. This interruption sadly
alarmed us, and it was above an hour before we could
have courage to venture back; when, finding everything
quiet, except Mrs. Nurse, who was singing to her child,
we again crept out, and once more surrounded the cake.
We continued to eat without any farther alarm till we
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were perfectly satisfied, and then retired to a little dis-
tance behind the wainscot, determined there to sleep,
and to breakfast on the cake the next day.
Early in the morning I waked, and, calling my bro-
thers, we all marched forward, and soon arrived at
the delightful cake, where we highly enjoyed ourselves
without the least disturbance, till our appetites were
fully satisfied. We then retired, took a little run round
some other parts of the house, but met with nothing
worth relating. At noon, we again made our way into
the closet, intending to dine on the dish on which we
had breakfasted; but, to our no small mortification, the
delicious dainty was removed. This, you may be sure,
was a sad disappointment; yet, as we were not ex-
tremely hungry, we had time to look about for more.
We were not long in finding it; for upon the same shelf
from which the cake had been removed, there was a
round tin box, the lid of which was not quite close shut
down; into this we all crept, and were highly regaled
with some nice lumps of sugar. But it would be end-
less to enumerate all the various repasts which we met
with in this closet; sometimes terrified by the entrance
of people, and sometimes comfortably enjoying ourselves
without alarm; it is sufficient to inform you, that, un-
mindful of our mother's advice, we continued to live
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upon the contents of the same cupboard for above a
week; when, one evening, when we were, as usual, hast-
ening to find our suppers, Softdown, who happened to
be the first, ran eagerly to a piece of cheese, which he
saw hanging before him. Come along," said he;
"here is some nice cheese, it smells most delightfully
good! Just as he spoke these words, before any of
us could come up to him, a little wooden door on a sud-
den dropped down, and hid him and the cheese from
our sight!
It is impossible to describe our consternation and
surprise upon this occasion, which was greatly increased
when we advanced near the place, at seeing him (through
some little wire bars) confined in a small box, without
any visible way for him to get out, and hearing him in
the most moving accents beg us to assist him in procur-
ing his liberty. We all ran round and round his place
of confinement several times; but not the least crack or
opening could we discover, except through the bars,
which being of iron, it was impossible for us to break or
bend. At length we determined to try to gnaw through
the wood-work close at the edge, which being already
some little distance from one of the bars, we hoped, by
making the opening a little wider, he would escape: ac-
cordingly we all began, he within, and we all on the
outside; and by our diligence had made some very con-
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siderable progress, when we were interrupted by the en-
trance of Mrs. Nurse, with the child in her arms.
Upon the sight of her, though much grieved at leav-
ing our brother in his distress, yet fearing instant death
would be the fate of us all if we stayed, we, to preserve
our own existence, retired as quickly as possible, but not
without her seeing some of us, for we heard her say to
herself, or to the babe in her arms, I declare, this clo-
set swarms with mice; they spoil everything one puts
here." Then taking up the box (which I afterwards
learned was called a trap) in which was poor Softdown,
she carried it into the room. I crept softly after her,
to see what would be the fate of my beloved brother.
But what words can express my horror, when I saw her
holding it in one hand close to the candle, whilst in the
other she held the child, singing to her with the utmost
composure, and bidding her to look at Mousy! Mousy!
What were the actions or sensations of poor Softdown
at that dreadful moment I know not; but my own
anguish, which it is impossible to describe, was still
augmented every moment by seeing her shake the trap
almost topsy-turvy, then blow through the trap at one
end, at which times I saw the dear creature's tail come
out between the wires on the contrary side, as he was
striving, I suppose, to retreat from her. At length, after
she had thus tortured him for some time, she set the
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trap on the table, so close to a large fire that I am sure
he must have been much incommoded by the heat, and
began to undress her child.
Then hearing somebody go by the door, she cried out,
"Who is there? Isityou, Elizabeth? If it is, I wish you
would come and take down the mouse-trap, for I have
caught a mouse." Elizabeth instantly obeyed hercall, and
desired to know what she wanted. "I want you to take
down the mouse-trap," she replied, for I cannot leave the
child. I am glad I have got it, I am sure; for the closet
swarms so,thereisnosuch thing as bearing it. Theydevour
everything: I declare they have eaten up whole pound of
sugar. Do, Elizabeth, pray take the trap down, and re-
turn with it as soon as you can, and I will set it again:
for I dlre say I shall catch another before I go to bed, for
I heard some more rustling among the things." You
do not think," replied Elizabeth, that I will take down
the trap, do you? I would not touch it for twenty pounds.
I am always frightened, and ready to die at the sight of
a mouse. Once, when I was a girl, I had one thrown in
my face; and ever since I have always been scared out
of my wits at them; and if ever I see one running loose,
as 1 did one night in the closet below stairs, where the
candles are kept, I scream as if I was being killed."
" Why, then," answered Nurse,." I think you behave like
a great simpleton; for what harm could a mouse do to
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you?" "Oh! I hate them," returned she, and then ran
away without the trap. Greatly was I rejoiced at her
departure, as I hoped that, by some means, Softdown
might still be able to make his escape. But, alas! no
such good fortune attended him. Some person again
passing the door, Nurse once more called out, Who is
there? John, is it you?" Yes," replied a man's voice.
" Then do you step in, will you, for a moment?" re-
joined Mrs. Nurse: and instantly entered a man whom
I had never before seen. What do you want, Nurse?"
said he. I only want to get rid of a mouse," returned
she; and, do you know, Elizabeth is such a simpleton
that she is afraid of taking it, and I want the trap to
set it again, for they swarm here like bees in a hive: one
can have no peace for them: they devour and spoil
everything; I say sometimes, that I believe they will
eat me up at last." While she was saying this, John
took the trap in his hand, and held it up once more to
the candle; then taking a thread out of a paper, that lay
bound round with a dirty blue ribbon upon the table,
he shook the trap about till he got my brother's tail
through the wires, when, catching hold of it, he tied the
thread tight round it, and dragged him by it to the door
of the trap, which he opened, and took him out, suspend-
ing the weight of his body upon his tail.
Softdown, who, till the thread was tied, had patiently
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continued perfectly quiet, could no longer support the
pain without dismal cries and anguish; he squeaked as
loud as his little throat would let him, exerting at the
same time the utmost of his strength to disengage him-
self. But in such a position, with his head downward,
in vain were all his efforts to procure relief; and the bar-
barous monster who held him discovered not the smallest
emotions of pity for his sufferings. Oh! how, at that
moment, did I abhor my own existence, and wish that I
could be endowed with size and strength sufficient, at
once both to rescue him, and severely punish his tor-
mentor! But my wish was ineffectual; and I had the
inexpressible affliction of seeing the inhuman wretch
hold him down upon the hearth, whilst, without remorse,
he crushed him beneath his foot, and then carelessly
kicked him into the ashes, saying, There! the cat will
smell it out when she comes up." My very blood runs
cold within me at the recollection of seeing Softdown's,
as it spirted from beneath the monster's foot, whilst the
craunch of his bones almost petrified me with horror.
At length, however, recollecting the impossibility of re-
storing my beloved brother to life, and the danger of my
own situation, I, with trembling feet and palpitating
heart, crept softly back to my remaining two brothers,
who were impatiently expecting me, behind the closet.
There I related to them the horrid scene which had passed
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before mine eyes; whilst the anguish it caused in their
gentle bosoms far exceeds my power to describe.
After having mingled our lamentations for some time,
I thus addressed them:-" We have this night, my bro-
thers, tasted the severest affliction in the cruel death of
our dear brother, companion, and friend; let us not,
however, only mourn his loss, but also gather wisdom
from our misfortune, and return to that duty which we
have hitherto neglected. Recollect, my dear friends,
what were the last words which our good mother spoke
to us at parting. She charged us, upon no account, for
no temptation whatever, to return frequently to the same
place; if we did, she forewarned us that death and ruin
would certainly await us. But in what manner have we
obeyed this her kind advice? We have not even so
much as once recollected it since she left us; or, if we
thought of it for a moment, we foolishly despised it, as
unnecessary. Now, therefore, we sincerely feel the con-
sequence of our disobedience; and, though our sufferings
are most distressing, yet we must confess that we amply
deserve them. Let us, therefore, my brothers, instantly
fly from a place which has already cost us the life of our
beloved Softdown, lest we should all likewise fall sacri-
fices to our disobedience."
And here the writer cannot help observing how just
were the reflections of the Mouse on the crime which he
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and his brethren had been guilty of; and he begs that
every reader will be careful to remember the fatal conse-
quences attendant upon their disobedience of their mo-
ther's advice; since they may be assured that equal, if
not the same, misfortune will always attend those who
refuse to pay attention to the advice of their parents.
But to return to the history:-
To this proposal (continued the Mouse) my brothers
readily agreed; and we directly descended to the place
where we had discovered the crack that led us to the
room in which we feasted on bird-seed. Here we deter-
mined to wait, and when the family were all quiet in bed,
to go in search of provision, as we began to be rather
hungry, not having eaten anything a long while. Ac-
cordingly, we stayed till after the clock had struck twelve,
when, peeping out, we saw that the room was empty: we
then ventured forth, and found several seeds, though not
enough to afford a very ample meal for three of us.
After we had cleared the room, we again returned to
our hiding-place, where we continued till after the family
had finished their breakfast in the morning. They all
then went to take a walk in the garden, and we stepped
out to pick up the crumbs which had fallen from the
table. Whilst thus employed, and at a distance from our
place of retreat, we were alarmed by the entrance of two
boys, who appeared to be about twelve or thirteen years
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of age. We directly ran towards the crack; but, alas!
not quick enough to escape their observation; for, seeing
us, they both at once exclaimed, Some mice! some
mice!" and at the same time took off their hats, and
threw at us. Longtail happily eluded the blow, and safe-
ly got home; but poor Brighteyes and myself were less
fortunate; and though we, for a considerable time, by our
quickness, prevented their catching us, at length, being
much disabled by a blow that one of them gave me with
a book which he threw at me, I was unable any longer
to run; and, as I was hobbling very slowly across the
room, he picked me up. At the same moment, Bright-
eyes was so entangled in a handkerchief, which the other
boy tossed over him, that he likewise was taken prisoner.
Our little hearts now beat quick with fear of those tor-
tures we expected to receive; nor were our apprehensions
lessened by hearing the boys consult what they should
do with us. I," said one, "will throw mine into the
pond, and see how he will swim out again." And I,"
said the other, will keep mine, and tame it." But
where will you keep it?" inquired his companion. Oh,"
replied he, I will keep it under a little pan, till I can
get a house made for it." He then, holding me by the
skin at the back of my neck, ran with me into the kit-
chen, to fetch a pan. Here I was not only threaten-
ed with death by three or four of the servants, who all
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blamed Master Peter for keeping me, but, likewise, two or
three cats came round him, rubbing themselves backward
and forward against his legs, and then, standing up on
their hind feet, endeavoured to make themselves high
enough to reach me. At last, taking a pan in his hand,
he returned to his brother, with one of the cats following
him. Immediately upon our entrance the boy exclaimed,
" Oh, now I know what I will do: I will tie a piece of
string to its tail, and teach the cat to jump for it." No
sooner had this thought presented itself, than it was put
into practice, and I again was obliged to sustain the
shocking sight of a brother put to the torture. In the
meantime, I was placed upon the table, with a pan over
me, in which was a crack, so that I could see, as well as
hear all that passed; and from this place it was that I
beheld my beloved Brighteyes suspended at one end of a
string by his tail; one while swinging backward and for-
ward, at another pulled up and down, then suffered to feel
his feet on the ground, and again suddenly snatched up
as the cat advanced; then twisted round and round, as
fast as possible, at the full length of the string; in short,
it is impossible to describe all his sufferings of body, or
my anguish of mind. At length, a most dreadful conclu-
sion was put to them, by the entrance of a gentleman
booted and spurred, with a whip in his hand. What
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in the world, Charles!" said he, as he came in, are you
about? What have you got there?" Only a mouse,
sir," replied the boy. He is teaching the cat to jump,
sir," said Peter; that is all."
Brighteyes then gave a fresh squeak, from the violence
of his pain. The gentleman, then turning hastily round,
exclaimed eagerly, "What, is it alive Yes, sir," said
the boy. And how can you, you wicked, naughty,
cruel boy," replied the gentleman, take delight in thus
torturing a little creature that never did you any injury?
Put it down this moment," said he, at the same time giv-
ing him a severe stroke with his horsewhip across that
hand by which he held my brother. Let it go direct-
ly!" and again repeated the blow. The boy let go the
string, and Brighteyes, falling to the ground, was instant-
ly snapped up by the cat, who, growling, ran away with
him in her mouth, and, I suppose, put a conclusion to
his miseries and life together, as I never from that mo-
ment heard any account of him.
As soon as he was thus taken out of the room, the gen-
tleman sat down, and, taking hold of his son's hand, thus
addressed him: Charles, I had a much better opinion
of you than to suppose you were capable of so much cru-
elty. What right, I desire to know, have you to torment
any living creature? If it is only because you are larger,
and so have it in your power, I beg you will consider
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how you would like that either myself, or some great gi-
ant, as much larger than you, as you are bigger than the
mouse, should hurt and torment you? And, I promise
you, the smallest creature can feel as acutely as you; nay,
the smaller they are, the more susceptible are they of
pain, and the sooner they are hurt: a less touch will kill
a fly than a man; consequently, a less wound will cause it
pain. And the mouse, which you have now been swinging
by the tail over the cat's mouth, has not, you may assure
yourself, suffered less torment or fright than you would
have done, had you been suspended by your leg, either
over water which would drown you, or over stones, on
which, if you fell, you must certainly be dashed to pieces.
And yet you could take delight in thus torturing and
distressing a poor inoffensive animal! Fie upon it,
Charles! Fie upon it! I thought you had been a bet-
ter boy, and not such a cruel, naughty, wicked fellow."
"Wicked!" repeated the boy; "I do not think that I
have been at all wicked." But I think you have been
extremely so," replied his father; every action that is
cruel, and gives pain to any living creature, is wicked,
and is a sure sign of a bad heart. I never knew a man
who was cruel to animals kind and compassionate towards
his fellow-creatures; he might not, perhaps, treat them in
the same shocking manner, because the laws of the land
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would severely punish him if he did; but if he is restrain-
ed from bad actions by no higher motive than fear of pre-
sent punishment, his goodness cannot be very great. A
good man, Charles, always takes delight in conferring
happiness on all around him; nor would lie offer the
smallest injury to the meanest insect that was capable of
feeling." I am sure," said the boy, I have often seen
you kill wasps, and spiders too; and it was but last week
that you bought a mouse-trap yourself to catch mice in,
although you are so angry now with me." "And pray,"
resumed his father, did you ever see me torment, as
well as kill them Or did I ever keep them in pain one
moment longer than necessary I am not condemning
people for killing vermin and animals, provided they do
it expeditiously, and put them to death with as little pain
as possible; but it is the putting them to needless tor-
ment and misery that I say is wicked. Had you destroy-
ed the mouse with one blow, or rather given it to some-
body else to destroy it (for I should not think a tender-
hearted boy would delight in such operations himself), I
would not have condemned you; but to keep it hanging
the whole weight of its body upon its tail, to swing it
about, and by that too, to hold it terrified over the cat's
jaws, and to take pleasure in hearing it squeak, and seeing
it struggle for liberty, is such unmanly, such detestable
cruelty, as calls for my utmost indignation and abhor-
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rence. But, since you think pain so very trifling an evil,
try, Charles, how you like that," said he, giving him at
the same time some severe strokes with his horsewhip.
The boy then cried, and called out, I do not like it all,
I do not like it at all." Neither did the mouse," re-
plied his father, like at all to be tied to a string, and
swung about by his tail; he did not like it, and told you so
in a language which you perfectlywell understood; but you
would not attend to its cries: you thought it pleasure to
hear it squeak, because you were bigger, and did not feel
its torture. I am now bigger than you, and do not feel
your pain. I therefore shall not yet leave off, as I hope
it will teach you not to torment anything another time."
Just as he said these words, the boy, endeavouring to
avoid the whip, ran against the table on which I was
placed, and happily threw down the pan that confined
me. I instantly seized the opportunity, jumped down,
and once more escaped to the little hole by which I first
entered. There I found my only brother waiting for me,
and was again under the dreadful necessity of paining his
tender heart with the recital of the sufferings which I had
been witness to in our dear Brighteyes, as well as of the
imminent danger I myself had been exposed to. "And
surely," said I, we have again drawn all this evil upon
ourselves by our disobedience to our mother's advice.
She doubtless intended that we should not continue in
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the same house long together; whereas, from the day of
her leaving us, we have never been in any other than
this, which has occasioned us such heavy affliction.
Therefore, upon no account let us continue another night
under this roof; but, as soon as the evening begins to
grow dark enough to conceal us from the observation of
any one, we will set off, and seek a lodging in some other
place; and should any misfortune befal us on our passage,
we shall at least have the consolation of thinking that
we were doing our duty, by following the advice of our
parent." It is true," said my brother we have been
greatly to blame; for the future, we will be more careful
of our conduct: but do, my dear Nimble," continued he,
" endeavour to compose yourself, and take a little rest,
after the pain and fatigue which you have gone through,
otherwise you may be sick; and what will become of me,
if any mischief should befal you? I shall then have no
brother to converse with, no friend to advise me what to
do." Here he stopped, overpowered with his grief for
the loss of our two murdered brothers, and with his ten-
der solicitude for my welfare. I endeavoured all in my
power to comfort him, and said I hoped that I should
soon recover from the bruises I had received from the
boy's hat and book, as well as the pinclles in my neck
with his finger and thumb, by which he held me; and
promised to compose myself. This promise I fulfilled,
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by endeavouring to sleep; but the scene that I had so
lately been witness to was too fresh in my imagination to
suffer me to close my eyes: however, I kept for some
time quiet.
The rest of the day we spent in almost total silence,
having no spirits for conversation, our hearts being almost
broken with anguish. When it grew towards evening,
we agreed to find our way out of that detested house, and
seek for some other habitation, which might be more pro-
pitious. But we found more difficulty in this undertak-
ing than we were at all aware of; for though we could
with tolerable ease go from room to room within the
house, still, when we attempted to quit it, we found it
every way surrounded with so thick a brick wall, that it
was impossible for us to make our way through it. We
therefore ran round and round it several times, searching
for some little crevice through which we might escape;
but all to no purpose, not the least crack could we dis-
cover; and we might have continued there till this time,
had we not at length, after the family were in bed, re-
solved to venture through one of the apartments into the
hall, and so creep out under the house-door. But the
dangers we exposed ourselves to in this expedition were
many and great: we knew that traps were set for us about
the house; and where they might chance to be placed we
could not tell. I had likewise been eye-witness to no less
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than four cats, who might, for aught we knew to the con-
trary, at that hour of darkness be prowling in search of
some of our unhappy species.
But, in spite of every difficulty and hazard, we deter-
mined to venture, rather than continue in opposition to
our mother's commands; and to reward our obedience,
we escaped, with trembling hearts, unobserved, at least
unmolested, by any one. And now, for the first time
since our birth, we found ourselves exposed to the in-
clemency of the weather. The night was very dark and
tempestuous; the rain poured down in torrents, and the
wind blew so exceedingly high, that, low upon the ground
as we were, it was with difficulty we could keep our legs;
added to which, every step we took, we were in water up
to our stomachs. In this wretched condition we knew
not which way to turn ourselves, nor where to seek for
shelter. The spattering of the rain, the howling of the
wind, together with the rattling and shaking of the trees,
all contributed to make such a noise as rendered it im-
possible for us to hear whether any danger was approach-
ing us or not.
In this truly melancholy situation, we waded on for a
considerable time, till at length we reached a small house,
and very easily gained admittance through a pretty large
hole on one side of the door. Most heartily did we re-
joice at finding ourselves once more under shelter from
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the cold and rain, and for some time onlybusied ourselves
in drying our hair, which was as thoroughly wet as if we
had been served as the boy threatened to serve my brother
Brighteyes, and had really been drawn through a pond.
After we had done this, and had a little rested ourselves,
we began to look about in search of food, but we could
find nothing, except a few crumbs of bread and cheese
in a man's coat-pocket, and a piece of tallow-candle stuck
on the top of a tinder-box. This, however, though not
such delicate eating as we had been used to, yet served
to satisfy our present hunger; and we had just finished
the candle, when we were greatly alarmed by the sight of
a human hand (for we mice can see a little in the dark)
feeling about the very chair on which we stood. We
jumped down in an instant, and hid ourselves in a little
hole behind a black trunk that stood in one corner of the
room.
We then heard very distinctly a man say, Betty, did
you not put the candle by the bedside "Yes, that I
am very sure I did," replied a female voice. "I thought
so," answered the man; but I am sure it is not here
now. Tom! Tom! Tom!" continued he. "What,
father?" replied a boy, starting up; what is the mat-
ter?" "Why, do you know anything of the candle? I
cannot find it, my dear; and I want it sadly, for I fancy
it is time we should be up and be jogging. Dost know
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anything of it, my lad" Not I, truly, father," said
the boy; I only know that I saw mother stick it in the
box-lid last night, and put it upon the chair, which she
set by the bedside, after you had put your clothes upon
the back of it; I know I saw her put it there, so it must
be there now, I fancy." Well, I cannot find it," replied
the father; so we must e'en get up in the dark, for I
am sure it must be time." The father and son then both
dressed themselves; and the man taking a shilling out of
his pocket, laid it upon the chair, saying at the same time,
" There, Betty, I have left a shilling for you; take care
it does not go after the candle; for where that is I cannot
tell, any more than the carp at the bottom of the Squire's
fish pond." He then unlocked the door, and went away,
accompanied by his son.
After their departure, we again came out, and took an-
other walk round the room, and found our way into a
little cupboard, which we had not before observed. Here
we discovered half a loaf of bread, a piece of cold pudding,
a lump of salt butter, some soft sugar in a basin, and a
fine large slice of bacon. On these dainties we feasted
very amply, and agreed that we should again hide our-
selves behind the black trunk all day, and at night, when
the family were in bed, return to take another meal on
the plenty of nice provision which we had so happily dis-
covered. Accordingly, we crept back just as the woman
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went to fill her tea-kettle at a pump which stood between
her house and the next neighbour's. When she returned,
she put it upon the fire she had just lighted, and, taking
a pair of bellows in her hand, sat down to blow it.
While she was thus employed, a young gentleman,
about ten years of age, very genteelly dressed, entered the
room, and in a familiar manner asked her how she did.
" I am very well, thank you, my dear," replied she:
" and pray, Master George, how are your mamma and
papa, and all your brothers and sisters?" "They are all
very well, thank you," returned the boy; and I am
come to bring you a slice of cake, which my grandpapa
gave me yesterday." Then, throwing his arms round her
neck, he went on saying, Oh! my dear, dear Betty
Flood, how I do love you! I would do anything in the
world to serve you. I shall save all my Christmas-boxes
to give to you; and when I am a man, I will give you a
great deal of money. I wish you were a lady, and not
so poor." I am much obliged to you, my dear," said
she, "for your kind good wishes; but, indeed, love, I am
very well contented with my station. I have a good hus-
band, and three good children, which is more than many
a lady can say; and riches, Master George, unless people
are good, and those one lives with are kind and obliging,
will never make anybody happy. What comfort, now,
do you think a body could ever have at Squire Stately's?
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I declare, if it were put to my choice, I would rather a
thousand times be as I am. To be sure, they are very
rich; but what of that? They cannot eat gold; neither
can gold ease their hearts when they are almost bursting
with pride and ill-nature. They say, indeed, that Madam
Stately would be kind enough, if they would let her rest;
but what with the Squire's drinking and swearing, and
the young gentleman's extravagance, and her daughter's
pride and quarrelling, she is almost tired out of her life.
And so, Master George, I say, I had rather be poor Betty
Flood, with honest Abraham for my husband, than the
finest lady in the land, if I must live at such a rate. To
be sure, nobody can deny but that money is very desir-
able, and people that are rich can do many agreeable
things, which we poor ones cannot; but yet, for all that,
money does not make people happy. Happiness, Master
George, depends greatly upon people's own tempers and
dispositions: a person who is fretful and cross will never
be happy, though he should be made King of all England;
and a person who is contented and good-humoured will
never be wretched, though he should be as poor as a beg-
gar. So, never fret yourself, love, because Betty Flood
is poor; for, though I am poor, I am honest; and whilst
my husband and I are happy enough to be blessed with
health, and the use of our limbs, we can work for our
living; and though we have no great plenty, still we have
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sufficient to support us. So pray, dear, eat your cake
yourself; for I would not take it from you for ever so
much." They then disputed for some time who should
have it; at last, George scuffled away from her, and put
it into the closet, and then, nodding his head at her, ran
away, saying he must go to school that moment.
Betty Flood then ate her breakfast, and we heard her
say something about the nasty mice; but what, we could
not make out, as she muttered softly to herself. She
then came to the trunk behind which we lay, and taking
out of it a roll of new linen, sat down to needle-work.
At twelve o'clock, her husband and son returned; so,
moving her table out of the way, she made room for them
at the fire, and, fetching the fryingpan, dressed some
rashers of the nice bacon we had before tasted in the cup-
board. The boy, in the meantime, spread a cloth on the
table, and placed the bread and cold pudding on it like-
wise; then returning to the closet for their plates, he cried
out, Oh! father, here is a nice hunch ofplumcake; can
you tell how it came?" "Not I, indeed, Tom!" replied
his father; I can tell no more than the carp at the bot-
tom of the Squire's fish-pond." Iwill tell you," said Mrs.
Flood; I know how it came there. Do you know that
dear child Master George Kendall brought it for me; he
called as he went to school this.morning. I told him I
would not have it; but the dear little soul popped it into
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the cupboard, and ran away without it. Bless his little
heart! I do think he is the sweetest child that ever was
born. You may laugh at me for saying so; but I am
sure I should have thought the same, if I had not nursed
him myself." Indeed," replied her husband, I do
not laugh at you for saying so; for I think so too, and
so must every one who knows him; for when young gen-
tlemen behave as he does, everybody must love and ad-
mire them. There is nothing I would not do to help
and serve that child, or any of his family; they always
are so kind, and speak as civilly to us poor folk as if we
were the first lords or ladies in the land. I am sure, if
it were needful, I would go through fire and water for
their sakes; and so would every man in the parish, I dare
say. But I wonder who would do as much to help Squire
Stately, or any of his family, if it were not that I should
think it my duty (and an honest man ought always to do
that, whether he likes it or not); but I say, if it were not
that it would be my duty to help my fellow-creature, I
would scarcely be at the trouble of stepping over the
threshold to serve them, they are such a set of cross good-
for-nothing gentry. I declare, it was but as we came
home to dinner now, that we saw Master Samuel throw-
ing sticks and stones at Dame Frugal's ducks, for the sake
of seeing them waddle; and then, when they got to the
pond, lie sent his dog in after them, to bark and frighten
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them out of their wits. And as I came by, nothing would
serve him, but throwing a great dab of mud all over the
sleeve of my coat. So I said, Why, Master Samuel,
you need not have done that; I did nothing to offend
you; and however amusing you may think it to insult
poor people, I assure you it is very wicked, and what no
good person in the world would be guilty of.' He then
set up a great rude laugh, and I walked on and said no
more; but if all gentlefolk were to behave like that family,
I had rather be poor as I am, than have all their riches,
if that would make me act like them." "Very true,
Abraham," replied his wife, that is what I say, and
what I told Master George this morning; for to be poor,
if people do not become so through their own extrava-
gance, is no disgrace to anybody; but to be haughty,
cruel, cross, and mischievous, is a disgrace to all who are
so, let their rank be as exalted as it may.
Here the conversation was interrupted by the entrance
of a man, who begged Mr. Flood to assist him in unload-
ing his cart of flour, as his man was gone out, and he
could not do it by himself. "Well, I will come and help
you, with all my heart," said Flood, and so shall Tom,
too: will you not, my lad? I cannot live without help
myself; and if I do not assist others, I am sure I shall
not deserve any help when I want it." So saying, he
left his house; and his wife, after cleaning and putting in
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their proper places those things which had been used at
dinner, again sat down to her sewing.
Soon after the clock had struck six, the man and his
son returned; and, sitting round the fire, they passed the
evening in social conversation, till they went to bed,
which was a little after eight: and they convinced me,
by their talk and behaviour, that happiness in this world
depends far more upon the temper and disposition of the
heart, than upon any external possessions; and that vir-
tue, and a desire to be useful to others, afford far greater
satisfaction and peace of mind, than any riches and grand-
eur can possibly supply without such necessary qualifica-
tions. After they were all fallen asleep, we crept out,
and, leaving the candle unmolested, which was again
placed on the tinder-box by the bed-side, we hastened in-
to the closet, where we regaled heartily, and devoured
that part of the plum-cake which Tom had very gener-
ously left for his sister Mary, who, we found, was expect-
ed home the next day.
We then retired to our safe retreat, and thought we
might venture to stay for one more night's provisions,
without running any risk from our too frequent return
to the same place. But, in the morning, we found our
scheme frustrated; for, on the woman's going to the clo-
set to get her breakfast, she observed the robbery which
we had committed, and exclaimed, Some teazing mice
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have found their way into the closet. I will borrow neigh-
bour Savewell's trap to-night, and catch some of the little
toads; that I will!" After hearing this, it would have
been madness to make any farther attempts; we there-
fore agreed to watch for an opportunity, and escape on
the very first that offered. Accordingly, about noon,
when Mrs. Flood was busily employed in making some
pancakes, we slipped by her unobserved, and crept out at
the same hole by which we had at first entered. But no
sooner were we in the open road, than we repented our
haste, and wished we had continued where we were till
the darkness of the night might better have concealed us
from the observation of any one. We crept as close to
the wall of the house (as far as it reached, which was but
a few paces), as we possibly could, and then stepped into
a little ditch, which we were soon obliged to leave again,
as the water ran in some parts of it almost up to the
edge.
At length we reached a little cottage, which we were
just entering, when a cat, that was sleeping, unnoticed
by us, upon a chair, jumped down, and would certainly
have destroyed me, (who happened to be foremost,) had
she not, at the same moment, tried to catch my brother,
and, by that means missing her aim, she gave us both
an opportunity to escape, which we did by scrambling
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behind a brick that a child had been playing with by the
side of the door. Fortunately the brick lay too close to
the house for the cat to get her paw behind it, so as to
reach us, though, to avoid it, we were obliged to use the
greatest precaution, as she could thrust it in a little way,
and, if we had gone one inch too near either end, she
would certainly have dragged us out with her talons.
In this dreadful situation did we spend some hours, in-
cessantly moving from one end of the brick to the other,
for the moment she had, by the entrance of her paw at
one end, driven us to the other, she stepped over, and
again made us retreat. Think with what dreadful terror
our little hearts must have been oppressed, to see our
mortal enemy so closely watching us, expecting every
moment, when she shook the brick with her two fore-
paws in searching, and with her mouth endeavoured to
lift it up, that she would be so far able to effect her pur-
pose, as to make it impossible for us to escape her jaws.
But, happily for us, it had somehow or other got so
wedged that she could not move it to any great distance,
though it kept momentarily increasing our terrors by
shaking as she strove to turn it.
From this state of horror, however, we were at length
delivered by a little boy about four years old, who came
out of the house, and, taking the cat up round its body
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with both hands, tottered away with it, and shut the
door.
Finding ourselves thus unexpectedly once more at li-
berty, we determined to make use of it by seeking some
safer retreat, at least till night should better hide us from
public view. Terrified almost out of our senses, we crept
from behind the brick, and, after running a few yards,
slipped under the folding doors of a barn, and soon con-
cealed ourselves amidst a vast quantity of threshed corn.
This appeared to us the most desirable retreat that we had
yet found; not only as it afforded such immense plenty
of food, but also as we could so easily hide ourselves from
the observation of any one; beside, as it did not appear
to be a dwelling-house, we could in security reside, free
from any danger of traps, or the cruelty of man. We,
therefore, congratulated each other, not more on account
of the wonderful escape we had had, than upon our good
fortune in coming to a spot so blessed with peace and
plenty.
After we were a little recovered from the fatigue of
mind as well as of body which we had lately gone through,
we regaled very heartily upon the corn that surrounded
us, and then fell into a charming sleep, from which we
were awakened the next morning by the sound of human
voices. We very distinctly heard that of a boy, saying,
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"Let us mix all the threshed corn with the rest that is
not threshed, and that will make a fine fuss, and set John
and Simon swearing like troopers when they come and
find all their labour lost, and that they must do all their
work over again." "And do you think there is anything
so agreeable in giving people trouble, and hearing them
swear," replied another voice, that you can wish to do
it For my part, I think it is so wicked a thing, that I
hate to hear anybody guilty of it, much less would I be
the cause of making them commit so great a sin; and as
for giving them all their trouble over again, so far would
it be from affording me any pleasure, that, on the con-
trary, it would give me great pain; for, however you may
think of it, William, I assure you it always gives me much
uneasiness to see people labouring and working hard. I
always think how much I should dislike to be obliged to
do so myself, and, therefore, very sincerely pity those
who must work. On no account, therefore, will I do
anything to add to their labour, or that shall give them
unnecessary trouble."
"Pho!" answered William, "you are wonderfully
wise; I, for my part, hate such superabundant wisdom;
I like to see folk fret, and stew, and scold, as our maids
did last week when I cut the line, and let all the sheets,
and gowns, and petticoats, and frocks, and shirts, and
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aprons, and caps, and what not, fall plump into the dirt.
Oh! how I did laugh! And how they did mutter and
scold! And do you know, that, just as the wash-ladies
were wiping their coddled hands, and comforting them-
selves with the thought of their work being all over, and
were going to sip their tea by the fireside, I put them
all to the scout, and they were obliged to wash every rag
over again. I shall never forget how cross they looked;
nay, I verily believe Susan cried about it; and how I did
laugh !"
And pray," rejoined the other boy, "should you have
laughed equally hearty if, after you had been at school
all day, and had with much difficulty just got through all
your writing and different exercises, and were going to
play, should you laugh, I say, if somebody should run
away with them all, and your master were to oblige you
to do them all over again? Tell me, William, should you
laugh, or cry and look cross? And even that would not
be half so bad for you as it was for the servants to be
obliged to wash their clothes over again; washing is very
hard labour, and tires people sadly, and so does thresh-
ing too. It is very unkind, therefore, to give them such
unnecessary trouble, and everything that is unkind is
wicked, and I would not do it upon any account, I assure
you." Then I assure you," replied William, you may
let it alone: I can do it without your assistance." He
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then began mixing the grain and the chaff together, the
other boy strongly remonstrating against it, to which he
paid no attention; and, whilst he was so employed, two
men, Simon and John, entered the barn.
Why, how now, Master William," said Simon, "what
are you about What business have you to be here?
You are always doing some mischief or other! I wish,
with all my heart, that you were kept chained like a dog,
and never suffered to be at liberty, for you do more harm
in an hour than a body can set right again in a month?"
William then took up hatsful of the corn and chaff, and
threw it in the two men's faces; afterwards, taking up a
flail, he gave Simon a blow across his back, saying, at the
same time, "I will shew you the way to thresh, and se-
parate the flesh from the bones." "Oh! will you so,
young Squire?" said John: "I will shew you the way to
make naughty boys good." He then left the barn, but
presently returned, accompanied by a gentleman, upon
the sight of whom William let fall the flail, which he was
till then brandishing over Simon's head, and was going
away, when the gentleman, taking hold of his hand, said,
" You do not stir from this place, Master William, nor
have one mouthful of breakfast till you have asked the
men pardon for your behaviour, and likewise sifted every
grain of corn from the chaff which you have mixed with it.
When you have done that, you may have some food, but
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not before, and afterwards you may spend the rest of the
day in threshing; then you will be a better judge, my boy,
of the fatigue and labour of it, and find how you should
like, after working hard all day, to have it rendered use-
less by a mischievous boy. Remember, William, what I
have now said to you, for I do insist upon being minded,
and I promise you that if you offer to play or do anything
else to-day, you shall be punished severely." The gentle-
man then went away. William muttered something, I
could not exactly hear what, and began to sift the corn;
and so much had he mixed together, that he did not go
in for his breakfast till after I had heard the church
clock strike one, though it was before eight when he
came into the barn. In about an hour he returned, and
the other boy with him, who addressed him, saying, "Ah!
William, you had better have taken my advice, and not
have done so; I thought what you would get by your
nice fun, as you called it. I never knew any good come
of mischief: it generally brings those who do it into dis-
grace; or, if they should happen to escape unpunished, still
it is always attended with some inconvenience; it is an ill-
natured dispositionwhich can take pleasure in giving trou-
ble to any one." Do hold your tongue, James," replied
William; "I declare I have not patience to hear you
preach, you are so prodigiously wise, and prudent, and
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sober! You had better go in doors, and sew with your
mamma, for you talk just as if you were a girl, and not
in the least like a boy of spirit." "Like a girl!" resumed
James; "are girls, then, the only folk who have any
sense or good nature? Or what proof does it shew of
spirit to be fond of mischief, and giving people trouble?
It is like a monkey of spirit, indeed, but I cannot say
that I see either spirit or sense in making the clean
clothes fall into the dirt, or mixing the corn and chaff,
for the sake of making the poor servants do all over
again. If these things be a sign of any spirit, I am sure
it is an evil one, and not at all such as I wish to pos-
sess, though I no more want to sit still or work with a
needle than you do; but I hope there are other ways of
shewing my spirit, as you call it, than by doing mischief
and being ill-natured. I do not think my papa ever
seems to be effeminate, or want sufficient spirit; but he
would scorn to give unnecessary trouble to anybody,
and so would Thomas Vaulter, though no boy in the
world loves play better than he does; he plays at cricket
the best of any boy in the school, and I am sure none can
beat him at tennis, and as for skipping, I never saw a
boy skip so well in all my life; and I am sure he would
beat you, with all your spirit, out and out twenty times,
either at running, or sliding, or swimming, or climbing
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a tree. And yet he never gives trouble to anybody for
the sake of fun; he is one of the, best tempered boys
in the world; and, whether it be like a girl or not, he
always does what he knows to be right and kind, and if
that is being like girls, why, with all my heart: I like girls
well enough, and, if they behave well, I do not see why
you should speak so contemptuously of them. My papa
always says that he loves girls just as well as boys; and
none but foolish and naughty boys despise and teaze
them." Just as he said these words, Simon and
John entered the barn, and, seeing William stand idle,
" Come, come, young gentleman," said John, take up
your flail, and go to work, sir. To work! To work!
Night will be here presently, and you have done nothing
yet." Presently after, the gentleman returned and en-
forced John's advice for him to mind his work.
After Master William had continued his employment
some little time, he began to cry, saying his arms ached
ready to drop off, and his hand was so sore he could not
bear it. "Then, doubtless," replied his father, "you
would prodigiously like, after you have been labouring
all day, to have your work to do over again for the sake
of diverting a foolish boy! But go on, William; I am
determined that you shall, for one day, know what it is
to work hard, and thereby be taught to pity and help,
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not add to the fatigue of others." The boy then went
on with his business, though not without making great
complaints, and shedding many tears. At length, how-
ever, evening came; and the gentleman, his son, and the
two men all went away, leaving Longtail and myself to
enjoy our abundance. We passed another night in the
sweetest undisturbed repose, and in the day had nothing
to alarm our fears. In short, our situation was every
way so perfectly happy and desirable, that we thought,
although our mother had charged us not to return fre-
quently to the same place, yet she could not mean that
we should not take up our abode in a spot so secure and
comfortable. We therefore determined to continue
where we were, till we should find some cause for re-
moving. And happy had it been for us if we had kept
to this resolution, and remained contented when we had
everything requisite to make us so. Instead of which,
after we had thus, free from care, passed our time about
seven months, like fools as we were, we began to grow
weary of our retirement, and of eating nothing but the
same food, and agreed that we would again venture forth
and seek for some other lodging, at the same time resolv-
ing, in case we could find no habitation that suited us, to
return to the barn where we had enjoyed so many days
of plenty and repose.
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Accordingly, one fine moonlight Monday night, after
securing our supper on the corn, we set forth, and tra-
velled some distance without other molestation than such
as our own fears created. At length we came to a brick
house, with about five or six windows in front, and made
our way into it through a small latticed window which
gave air into the pantry; but, on our arrival here, we
had no opportunity of so much as observing what it con-
tained, for, on our slipping down, a cat instantly flew at
us, and, by the greatest good luck in the world, there
chanced to be a hole in one of the boards of the floor,
close to the spot where we stood, into which we both
were happy enough to pop before she could catch us.
Here we had time to reflect, and severely blame ourselves
for not being satisfied with our state in the barn.
" When," said I, addressing myself to my brother, when
shall we grow wise, and learn to know that certain evil
always attends every deviation from what is right? When
we disobeyed the advice of our mother, and, tempted by
cakes and other dainties, frequently returned to the same
dangerous place, how severely did we suffer for it! And
now, by our own discontent, and not being satisfied when
so safely though more humbly lodged, into what trouble
have we not plunged ourselves? How securely have we
lived in the barn for the last seven months, and how
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happily might we still have continued there, had it not
been for our restless dispositions? Ah! my brother, we
have acted foolishly. We ought to have been contented
when we were at peace, and should have considered that
if we had not everything we could wish for, we had
everything that was necessary; and the life of a mouse
was never designed for perfect happiness. Such enjoy-
ment was never intended for our lot; it is the portion
only of beings whose capacities are far superior to ours.
We ought, then, to have been contented, and, had we
been so, we should have been as happy as our state of life
can admit of." "What you say is certainly very true,"
replied Longtail, "and I sincerely wish that we had
thought of these things before. But what must we now
do? We said we would return to the barn in case of
difficulties; but that is now impossible, for, if we attempt
to retreat, the cat which drove us in here will certainly
destroy us; and yet in proceeding, what difficulties must
we encounter, what dangers may we not run? Oh! my
beloved Nimble," continued he, what a life of hazard is
ours! To what innumerable accidents are we hourly ex-
posed! And how is every meal that we eat at the risk
of our very existence!"
"It undoubtedly is," replied I; but, with all its
troubles, we still are very desirous of preserving it. Let
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us not, then, my brother, indulge our hearts with mur-
muring and finding fault with that life, which, notwith-
standing all its evils, we value so highly. Rather let us
endeavour to learn experience, and, by conducting our-
selves better, escape many of those troubles which we now
suffer." So saying, I advised him to follow me. For,"
added I, "it is impossible for us to exist in the place
we are at present; we must, therefore, strive to work our
way into some other house or apartment, where we can
at least find some food." To this Longtail agreed; and
the rest of the night, and all the next day, we spent in
nibbling and finding our way into a closet in the house,
which richly repaid us for all our toil, as it contained
sugar-plums, rice, millet, various kinds of sweetmeats,
and, what we liked better than all the rest, a paper of
nice macaroons. On these we feasted most deliciously
till our hunger was fully satisfied; and then creeping
into a little hole, just big enough to contain us both, be-
hind one of the jars of sweetmeats, we reposed ourselves
with a nap, after the various and great fatigues which
we had gone through. I never was a remarkably sound
sleeper, the least noise disturbs me; and I was awakened
in the morning by the servant-maid coming into the
room to sweep it, and get it ready for the reception of
her mistress and family, who soon after entered. As I
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wanted to know from whom the voices I heard proceeded,
stepped softly from behind the jar, and just peeped
under the door into the room, where I discovered a gen-
tleman, two ladies, and a little boy and girl.
As I was totally unacquainted with all places of re-
treat, and did not know how soon any of them might
have occasion to open the closet door, I instantly re-
turned to my brother, and, awaking him, told him it
was time for us to be upon our guard, as the family were
all up and about.
Whilst we were thus situated, the first words I heard
distinctly were those of the gentleman, saying, "No,
Francis, I can never have a good opinion of him; the
boy who could once deceive, may, for aught I know, do
so again; he has, by breaking his word, forfeited the only
dependence one could possibly have in him. A person
who has once lost his honour, has no means left of gain-
ing credit to his assertions. By honour, Francis, I
would be understood to speak of veracity, of virtue, of
scorning to commit a mean action, not in that brutish
sense in which some understand it, as if it consisted in a
readiness to fight and resent an injury, for so far am I
from considering such behaviour as any proof of honour,
that, on the contrary, I look upon it as a sure sign of want
of proper spirit and true honour. Fools, bullies, and even
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cowards may fight, whereas none but men of sense, and
resolution, and true magnanimity, know how to pardon
and despise an insult." But, indeed, sir," replied the
boy, at school, if one did not fight, they would so laugh
at one, there would be no such thing as bearing it." "And
for that very reason it is, my dear, that I say to pass by
and pardon an insult requires more resolution and courage
than mere fighting does. When I wish you to avoid
quarrelling and fighting, I by no means want you to be-
come a coward, for I as much abhor a dastardly spirit as
any boy in your school can possibly do; but I would
wish you to convince them that you merit not that appel-
lation, by shewing, through the whole of your behaviour,
a resolution which despises accidental pain, and avoids
avenging an affront for no other reason than because you
are convinced it shews a much nobler spirit to pardon
than to resent. And you may be assured, my dear, few
are the days that pass without affording us some oppor-
tunity of exerting our patience, and shewing, that, al-
though we disdain quarrelling, still we are far from being
cowards.
I remember, when I was at school, there was one boy
who, from his first coming, declined upon all occasions
engaging in any battle; he even gave up many of his just
rights to avoid quarrelling; which conduct, instead of
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gaining (as it justly deserved) the approbation of his com-
panions, drew upon him the insult and abuse of the whole
school, and they were perpetually teazing him with the
opprobrious title of coward. For some time he bore it
with great good humour, and endeavoured to laugh it off,
but, finding this had no effect, he one day thus addressed
us :-' If you suppose that I like to be called a coward,
you are all very much mistaken, or, if you think me one,
I assure you that you are not less so, for no boy in the
school should, if put to the trial, shew greater resolution
than myself. Indeed I think it no small proof of pa-
tience that I have borne your repeated insults so long,
when I could, by behaving more like a savage beast, and
less like a reasonable creature, have established my char-
acter at once; but I abhor quarrelling; my soul detests
to treat my fellow creatures as if they were brutes, from
whose fangs I must defend myself; but, if nothing else
than fighting will convince you that I possess not less
courage than yourselves, I will now offer, in cold blood,
to engage with the biggest boy in the school. If I should
conquer him, it will be a sign that I know how to de-
fend myself, and if he should conquer me, I will, by my
behaviour, give a proof that I am not wanting in resolu-
tion to suffer pain, although I never will so far demean
the character of a reasonable creature and a Christian, as
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to fight upon every trifling disagreement or insult.' No
sooner had he uttered these words, than every boy pre-
sent was loud either in his commendation or condemna-
tion. One quarter of them, convinced of the justness of
his arguments, highly extolled his forbearance; whilst
the other three parts, with still greater noise, only called
him a bully and a mean-spirited coward, who dared not
fight, and for that reason made such a fine speech, hoping
to intimidate them. Well, then,' said he, if such be
your opinion, why will none of you accept my offer?
You surely cannot be afraid; you who are such brave fel-
lows, of such true courage, and such noble spirits, cannot
be afraid of a coward and a bully! Why, therefore, does
not one of you step forward, and put my fine speech to
the test? Otherwise, after I have thus challenged you
all, I hope none for the future will think they have any
right to call me coward, though I again declare my fixed
resolution against fighting.'
Just as he said this, a voice calling for help was heard
from a lane adjoining to the play-ground. Immediately
we all flocked to the side nearest to whence it proceeded,
and clambering upon benches, watering-pots, or whatever
Same first in our way, peeped over the wall, where we
discovered two well-grown lads, about seventeen or
eighteen, stripping a little boy of his clothes, and beat-
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ing him for his outcries in a most cruel manner; and, at
a little distance farther down the lane, sat a company of
gypsies, to whom the two lads evidently belonged. At
the sight of this we were all much distressed, and wished
to relieve the boy, though, discovering so large a party,
we were too much afraid to venture, till Tomkins (tile
boy I before spoke about) instantly jumped from the
wall, and, only saying, 'Has nobody courage to follow
me ran toward them as fast as possible, and, with un-
common strength and agility, placed himself between
them and the boy, and began defending himself in the
best manner he could, which he did for some time with
great dexterity, none of his fighting schoolfellows having
courage to go to his assistance. At length, however,
seeing it impossible for him to stand out any longer
against two so much stronger than himself, the boys
agreed to secure themselves by numbers, and to sally forth
to his assistance all together. This scheme succeeded,
and very shortly rescued Tomkins from his antagonists.
He thanked them for their assistance, saying, I hope
you will no longer doubt my courage, or my abilities to
fight, when it is necessary, or in a good cause.' After
so signal a proof of his valour, his greatest enemies could
no longer doubt it; and, without ever engaging in fool-
ish battles, he passed through school as much respected
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as any boy, and his magnanimity was never again called
in question."
As the gentleman stopped speaking, the little girl
called out, Oh, papa, the coach is at the door." "Is it,
my dear I" returned the father. Well, then, stop, my
love," said one of the ladies, I have got a few cakes for
you; stay, and take them before you go." She then un-
locked the closet where we were, and took down the pa-
per of macaroons, among which we had so comfortably
regaled ourselves, when, observing the hole in the paper
through which we had entered, "0 dear!" she exclaimed,
"the mice have actually got into my cupboard. I will
move all the things out this very morning, and lock the
cat up in it, for I shall be undone if the mice once get
footing here; they will soon spoil all my stores, and that
will never do." She then kissed both the children, and,
giving them the cakes, they, the gentleman, and the other
lady, all departed; and she instantly began to move the
boxes and jars from the closet, whilst we, terrified almost
out of our wits, sat trembling behind one of them, not dar-
ing to stir, yet dreading the cat's approach every moment.
We were soon, however, obliged to move our quarters,
for the lady, taking down the very jar which concealed us,
we were forced (without knowing where we were) to jump
down instantly. In vain we sought all round the room
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for some avenue whereat we might escape; the apartment
was too well fitted up to admit the smallest crack, and
we must then certainly have been destroyed, had we not,
with uncommon presence of mind, run up the back of
the lady's gown, by which means she lost sight of us, and
gave us an opportunity to make our escape as she opened
the door to order the cat to be brought in. We seized
the lucky moment, and, dropping from her gown, fled
with the utmost haste out at the house-door, which hap-
pened to be wide open, and I, without once looking be-
hind me, ran on till I discovered a little crack in the
brick wall, which I entered, and which, after many turn-
ings and windings, brought me to this house, where I
have now continued skulking about in its different apart-
ments for above a month, during which time I have not
heard the least tidings of my beloved brother Longtail.
Whether, therefore, any mischief befel him as he followed
me, or whether he entered the crack with me, and then
lost sight of me, I know not; but in vain have I sought
him every day since my arrival within these walls; and
so anxious am I to learn what has become of him, that I
am now come forth, contrary to my nature, to engage
your compassion, and to beseech you, in case-
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At this moment the door of my room opened, and my
servant coming hastily in, the Mouse jumped from my
table, and precipitately retreated to the same hole from
whence it had first addressed me; and though I have
several times peeped into it, and even laid little bits of
cake to entice it back again, yet have I never been able
to see it anywhere since. Should either that or any
other ever again favour me so far with its confidence, as
to instruct me with its history, I will certainly communi-
cate it with all possible speed to my little readers, who,
I hope, have been wise enough to attend to the advice
given them in the preceding pages, although it was deli-
vered to them by one as insignificant as a MOUSE.
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IT is now some months since I took leave of my little read-
ers, promising, in case I should ever hear any farther tid-
ings of either Nimble or Longtail, I would certainly commu-
nicate it to them; and, as I think it extremely wrong not to
fulfil any engagement we enter into, I look upon myself
bound to give them all the information I have since gained,
relating to those two little animals; and I doubt not but
they will be glad to hear what happened to them, after
Nimble was frightened from my writing-table by the entrance
of my servant. If I recollect right, I have already told you
that I frequently peeped into the hole in the skirting-board,
and laid bits of cake to try to entice my little companion
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back, but all to no purpose: and I had quite given over all
hopes of ever again seeing him, when one day, as I was put-
ting my hand into a large jar, which had some Turkey figs
in it, I felt something soft at the bottom, and, taking it out,
found it to be a poor little mouse, not quite dead, but so
starved and weak, that upon my placing it upon the table,
it had not strength sufficient to get from me. A little boy
happened to be standing by me, who, upon the sight of the
mouse, began to beg me to give i to the cat, or kill it, For
I don't like mice," said he; "pray Ma'am, put it away."
"Not like mice !" replied I; what can be your objection
to such a little soft creature as this?" And taking advan-
tage of its weakness, I picked it up, and held it in the palm
of one hand, whilst I stroked it with the fingers of my right.
"Poor little mouse !" said I, "who can be afraid of such
a little object as this? Do you not feel ashamed of yourself,
Joseph, to fear such a little creature as this Only look at
it: observe how small it is: and then consider your own size,
and surely, my dear, you will blush to think of being no
more of a man than to fear a mouse Look at me, Joseph,"
continued I; see, I will kiss it; I am not at all afraid that
it will hurt me." When lifting it up towards my face, I
heard it say, in the faintest voice possible: "Do you not
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know me I instantly recollected my little friend Nimble,
and rejoiced at so unexpectedly finding him. What, is it
you, little Nimble," exclaimed I, that I again behold I Be-
lieve me, I am heartily rejoiced once more to find you; but
tell me, where have you been, what have you done, whom
have you seen, and what have you learned since you last left
me?" "Oh!" replied he, in a voice so low I could scarcely
hear him, I have seen many things; but I am so faint and
weak for want of food and fresh air, that I doubt I shall
never live to tell you: but, for pity's sake, have compassion
-i me; either put me out of my present misery, by instantly
killing me, or else give me something to eat; for, if you
knew my sufferings, I am sure it would grieve your heart."
" Kill you!" returned I; "no, that I will not; on the con-
trary, I will try by every method to restore you to health,
and all the happiness a Mouse is capable of feeling." I then
instantly sent for some bread, and had the satisfaction of
seeing him eat very heartily of it; after which he seemed
much refreshed, and began to move about a little more suit-
able to his name; for, in truth, when I first found him, no
living creature in the world could appear less deserving of
the appellation of Nimble. I then fetched him a little milk,
and gave him a lump of sugar to nibble; after eating of
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which he begged to retire into some safe little hole to take
a nap, from whence he promised to return as soon as he
should wake; and accordingly, in about an hour, he again
appeared on my table, and began as follows:-
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I WAS frightened away from you just as I was going to
implore your compassion for any unfortunate Mouse that
might happen to fall within your power, lest you should
destroy my dear and only surviving brother Longtail;
but somebody, entering the room, prevented me; and
after I had regained my hiding-place, I resolved to quit
the house, and once more set out in search of my beloved
brother. Accordingly,-with great difficulty I made my
way out of the house; but my distress was much increased
upon finding the snow so deep upon the ground, that it
was impossible for me to attempt to stir; as, upon step-
ping one foot out to try, I found it far too deep for me
to fathom the bottom. This greatly distressed me.
"Alas!" said I to myself, "what shall I do nowl To
proceed is impossible; and to return is very melancholy,
without any tidings of my dear, dear Longtail!" But I
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was interrupted in the midst of these reflections by the
appearance of two cats, who came running with such
violence as to pass by without observing me; however,
it put me in such consternation, that, regardless of whi-
ther I went, I sprang forward, and sank so deep in the
snow, that I must inevitably soon have perished, had not
a boy come to the very place where I was, to gather snow
for making snow-balls to throw at his companions. Hap-
pily for me, he took me up in his hand, in the midst of
the snow, which not less alarmed me, when I considered
the sufferings I had before endured, and the cruel death
of my brother Brighteyes, from the hands of boys. "Oh !"
thought I to myself, what new tortures shall I now
experience? Better had I perished in the cold snow,
than be spared only to be tormented by the cruel hands
of unthinking children."
Scarcely had I made this reflection, when the boy
called out, upon seeing me move, Lud! what have I
got here?" at the same instant tossing the handful of
snow from him in a violent hurry, without attempting to
press it into a ball. Over I turned, head and heels, won-
dering what farther would be my fate, when I fell un-
hurt upon some hay, which was laid in the yard to fodder
the cows and horses. Here I lay some time, so fright-
ened by my adventure as to be unable to move, and my
little heart beat as if it would have burst its way through
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my breast: nor were my apprehensions at all diminished
by the approach of a man, who gathered the hay up in
his arms, and carried it (with me in the midst of it) into
the stable; where, after littering down the horses, he left
me once more to my own reflections.
After he had been gone some time, and all things were
quiet, I began to look about me, and soon found my way
into a corn-bin, where I made a most delicious supper,
and slept free from any disturbance till the morning,
when, fearing I might be discovered, in case he should
want any of the oats for his horses, I returned by the
same place I had entered, and hid myself in one corner
of the hay-loft, where I passed the whole of the day more
free from alarm than often falls to the lot of any of my
species; and, in the evening, again returned to regale
myself with corn, as I had done the night before. The
great abundance with which I was surrounded, strongly
tempted me to continue where I was; but then the
thoughts of my absent brother embittered all my peace,
and the advice of my mother came so much across my
mind, that I determined before the next morning I would
again venture forth and seek my fortune and my brother.
Accordingly, after having eaten a very hearty meal, I left
the bin, and was attempting to get out of the stable,
when one of the horses, being taken suddenly ill, made
so much noise with his kicking and struggling, as to
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alarm the family; and the coachman, entering with a
lantern in his hand, put me into such a consternation,
that I ran for shelter into the pocket of a great-coat,
which hung upon a peg next the harness of the horses.
Here I lay snug for some hours, not daring to stir, as I
smelt the footsteps of a cat frequently pass by, and heard
the coachman extol her good qualities to a man who ac-
companied him to the stable, saying she was the best
mouser in the kingdom. I do not believe," added he,
" I have a mouse in the stable or loft, she keeps so good
a look out. For the last two days, I have lent her to the
cook, to put into her pantry; but I have got her back
again, and would not part with her for a crown; no, not
for the best silver crown that ever was coined in the
Tower." Then, through a little moth hole in the lining
of the coat, I saw him lift her up, stroke her, and put her
upon the back of one of the horses, where she stretched
herself out, and went to sleep.
In this situation I did not dare to stir. I had too
often seen how eager cats are to watch mice, to venture
out of the pocket whilst she was so near me, especially
as I did not at all know the holes or cracks round the
stable, and should, therefore, had she jumped down, have
been at a loss whither to run. So I determined to con-
tinue where I was, either till hunger should force me out,
or the absence of the cat give a better opportunity of
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escaping. But scarcely had I taken up this resolution,
than the coachman again entered, and, suddenly taking
the coat from the peg, put it on, and marched out, with
me in his pocket.
It is utterly impossible to describe my fear and con-
sternation at this event. To jump out whilst in the
stable would have exposed me to the jaws of the cat,
and to attempt it when out of doors was but again sub-
jecting myself to be frozen to death, for the snow con-
tinued still on the ground; yet, to stay in his pocket was
running the chance of suffering a still more dreadful death
by the barbarous hands of man, and nothing did I expect,
in case he should find me, but either to be tortured like
Softdown, or given to be the sport of his favourite cat--
a fate almost as much to be dreaded as the other. How-
ever, it was soon put out of my power to determine; for
whilst I was debating in my own mind what course I had
better take, he mounted the coach-box and drove away
with me in his pocket, till he came to a large house,
about a mile distant from this place, where he put down
the company he had in the coach, and then drove into
the yard. But he had not been there many moments,
before the coachman of the family he was come to invited
him into the kitchen to warm himself, drink a mug of ale,
and eat a mouthful of cold meat. As soon as he entered,
and had paid the proper compliments to the Mrs. Betties
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and Maries at the place, he pulled off his great-coat and
hung it across the back of his chair. I instantly seized
the opportunity, and, whilst they were all busy assembling
round the luncheon table, made my escape, and ran un-
der a cupboard door close to the chimney, where I had
an opportunity of seeing and hearing all that passed, part
of which conversation I will relate to you.
"Well, Mr. John," said a footman, addressing himself
to the man whose pocket I had just left, "how fare you?
Are you pretty hearty? You look well, I am sure."
"Ay, and so I am," replied lhe: "I never was better in
all my life. I live comfortably, have a good master and
mistress, eat and drink bravely, and what can a man
wish for more? For my part, I am quite contented;
and if I do but continue to enjoy my health, I am sure I
shall be very ungrateful not to be so." That's true,"
said the other; but the misfortune of it is, people never
know when they are well off, but are apt to fret and wish,
and wish and fret, for something or other all their lives,
and so never have any enjoyment. Now, for my own
part, I' must needs confess, that I cannot help wishing I
was a gentleman, and think I should be a deal happier
if I were." Pshaw!" replied John, I don't like now
to hear a man say so; it looks as if you were discon-
tented with the state in which you are placed; and, de-
pend upon it, you are in the one that is fittest for you,
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or you would not have been put into it. And as for be-
ing happier if you were a gentleman, I don't know what
to say to that. To be sure, to have a little more money
in one's pocket, nobody can deny that it would be very
agreeable; and to be at liberty to come in and go out
when one pleased, to be sure, would be very comfortable.
But still, Robert, still you may assure yourself, that no
state in this world is free from care; and if we were
turned into lords, we should find many causes for uneasi-
ness. So here's your good health," said he, lifting the
mug to his mouth, "wishing, my lad, you may be con-
tented, cheerful, and good-humoured; for without these
three requisites--content, cheerfulness, and good humour,
no one person upon earth, rich or poor, old or young,
can ever feel comfortable or happy; and so here's to you,
I say." "And here's the same good wishes to you,"
said a clean, decent-looking woman servant, who took up
the mug upon John's putting it down. "Content, cheer-
fulness, and good humour, I think, was the toast." Then
wiping her mouth, as she began her speech, she added,
" and an excellent one it is; I wish all folks would mind
it, and endeavour to acquire three such good qualifica-
tions." "I am sure," rejoined another female servant,
whose name I heard was Sarah, I wish so too; at least,
I wish Miss Mary would try to gain a little more of the
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good humour, for I never came near such a cross crab in
my life as it is. I declare I hate the sight of the girl;
she is such a proud little minx, she would not vouchsafe
to speak to a poor servant for the world; as if she thought,
because we are poorer, we were therefore not of the same
nature. Her sisters, I think, are worth ten of her, they
always reply so civilly if a body speaks to them, and say,
' Yes, if you please, Sarah,' or, No, thank you, Robert,'
or I should be obliged to you if you would do so and
so, Ellen;' and not plain Yes,' or 'No,' as she does, and
well too if you can get even that from her, for sometimes,
I declare, she will not deign to give one any answer at
all." Ay, that is a sure thing she won't," replied the
maid servant who first drank. "It is a sad thing she
should behave so. I can't think, for my part, where she
learns it. I am sure neither her papa nor mamma set
her the example of it, for they always speak as pretty and
as kind as it is possible to do; and I have heard, with
my own ears, my mistress tell her of it twenty and twenty
times, but she will do so. I am sure it is a sad thing
that she should, for she will always make people dislike
her. I am sure, if young gentlemen and ladies did but
know how it makes people love them to speak civilly
and kind, they would take great care ot to behave like
Miss Mary. Do you know, the other day, when Mrs.
Lime's servant brought litiMiss Margaret to see my mis-
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tress, as she went away, she made a curtsey to Miss Mary,
and said, Good morning to you, Miss.' And, would you
think it, the child stood like a stake, and never returned
it so much as by a nod of the head, nor did she open her
lips. I saw by her looks the servant took notice of it,
and, I am sure, I have such a regard for the family, that
I felt quite ashamed of her behaviour." "Oh I she
served me worse than that," resumed Sarah; for, would
you believe it, the other day I begged her to be so kind
as to let her mamma know I wanted to speak with her;
and I did not choose to go into the room myself, because
I was dirty, and there was company there; but for all
I desired her over and over only just to step in (and she
was at play close to the door), yet, could you suppose it
possible, she was ill-natured enough to refuse me, and
would not do it at last." Well, if ever I heard the like
of that!" exclaimed Joln, whose pocket I had been in;
I think that was being cross indeed; and if a child of
mine were to behave in that surly manner, I would whip
it to death almost. I abominate such unkind doings;
let every one, I say, do as they like to be done by, and
that is the only way to be happy, and the only way to
deserve to be so; for if folks will not try to be kind, and
oblige others, why should any body try to please them?
And if Miss Mary were my girl, and chose to behave rude
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and cross to the servants, if I were her papa, I would
order them to refuse doing anything for her. I would
soon humble her pride, I warrant you; for nobody should
make her puddings, or cut her bread, or do anything for
her, till she learned to be kind, and civil, and thankful
too, for all that was done for her. I have no notion, for
my part, of a child giving herself such airs for nothing;
and, because her parents happen to have a little more
money in their pockets, for that reason to think she may
be rude to poor folks; but though servants are poor, still
surely they are richer than she is: I should like to ask
her how much she has got, and which way she came by
it? A child, I am sure, is no richer than a beggar; for
they have not a farthing that is not given them through
mere bounty; whereas, a servant who works for his living,
has a right and just claim to his wages, and may truly
call them his own; but a child has not one farthing that
is not its parents'. So here's my service to you, Miss,"
said he, (again lifting the ale-mug to his mouth,) and,
wishing her a speedy reformation of manners, I drink
to her very good health."
John drank to the bottom of the mug; and then shak-
ing the last drop into the ashes under the grate, he told
the following story, as he sat swinging the mug by its
handle across his two fore-fingers, which he had joined
for that purpose. #
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When my father was a young man, he lived at one
Mr. Speedgo's, as upper footman; they were vastly rich.
Mr. Speedgo was a merchant, and by good luck he
gathered gold as fast as his neighbours would pick up
stones (as a body may say). So they kept two or three
carriages; there was a coach, and a chariot, and a phaeton,
and I can't tell what besides, and a power of servants,
you may well suppose, to attend them all; and very well
they lived, with plenty of victuals and drink. But, though
theywanted for nothing, still they never much loved either
their master or mistress, they used to give their orders in
so haughty and imperious a manner; and, if asked a civil
question, would answer so shortly, as if they thought
their servants not worthy of their notice: so that, in short,
no one loved them, nor their children either, for they
brought them up just like themselves, to despise every
one poorer than they were, and to speak as cross to their
servants, as if they had been so many adders they were
afraid would bite them.
I have heard my father say, that, if Master Speedgo
wanted his horse to be got ready, he would say, Saddle
my horse!' in such a displeasing manner as made it quite
a burthen to do anything for him. Or if the young ladies
wanted a piece of bread and butter, or cake, they would
say, Give me a bit of cake;' or, if they added the word
' pray' to it, they spoke in such a grumpy way, as plainly
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shewed they thought themselves a great deal better than
their servants; forgetting that an honest servant is just
as worthy a member of society as his master; and, whilst
he behaves well, as much deserving of civility as anybody.
But to go on with my story. I have already told you Mr.
Speedgo was very rich and very proud; nor would he, on
any account, suffer any one to visit at his house whom
he thought below him, as he called it; or at least, if he
did, he always took care to behave to them in such a
manner as plainly to let them know he thought he shew-
ed a mighty favour in conversing with them.
"Among the rest of the servants, there was one Mary
Mount, as good-hearted a girl, my father said, as ever
lived. She had never received much education, because
her parents could not afford to give her any; and she
learned to read after she was at Mr. Speedgo's from one
of the housemaids, who was kind enough to teach her a
little; but, you may suppose, from such sort of teaching,
she was no very good scholar. However, she read well
enough to be able to make out some chapters in the Bi-
ble; and an excellent use she made of them, carefully ful-
filling every duty she there found recommended as neces-
sary for a Christian to practise. She used often to say
she was perfectly contented in her station, and only wish-
ed for more money that she might have it in her power
to do more good. And sometimes, when she was dress-
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ing and attending the young ladies of the family, she
would advise them to behave prettier than they did, tell-
ing them, that, by kindness and civility, they would be
so far from losing respect, that, on the contrary, they
would much gain it. For we cannot, she would very
truly say, have any respect for those people who seem
to forget their human nature, and behave as if they
thought themselves superior to the rest of their fellow
creatures. Young ladies and gentlemen have no occasion
to make themselves very intimate or familiar with their
servants; but everybody ought to speak civilly and good-
humouredly, let it be to whom it may; and if I were a la-
dy, I should make it a point never to look crossly or
speak gruffly to the poor, for fear they should think I had
forgotten I was of the same human nature as they were.'
By hints of this kind, which every now and then she
would give to the misses, they were prodigiously offend-
ed, and complained of her insolence, as they called it, to
their mamma, who very wrongly, instead of teaching
them to behave better, joined with them in blaming Mary
for her freedom; and, to shew her displeasure at her con-
duct, she would put on a still haughtier air, whenever she
spoke to her, than she did to any other of the servants.
Mary, however, continued to behave extremely well; and
often very seriously lamented in the kitchen the wrong
behaviour of the family. I don't mind it,' she would
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say, for my own part; I know I do my duty; and their
cross looks and proud behaviour can do me no real harm;
but I cannot help grieving for their sakes; it distresses
me to think that people, who ought to know better,
should, by their ill conduct, make themselves so many
enemies, when they could so easily gain friends. I am
astonished how anybody can act so foolishly.'
In this sensible manner she would frequently talk
about the sin as well as the folly of pride. And, one day,
as she was talking to her fellow-servants, rather louder
than in prudence she ought to have done, her two young
ladies overheard her; and the next time she went to dress
them, they inquired what it was she had been saying to
the other servants. Indeed, ladies,' said she, I hope
you will excuse my telling you. I think, if you give
yourselves time to reflect a little, you will not insist up-
on knowing, as it is beneath such rich ladies as you are,
to concern yourselves with what poor servants talk about.'
This answer did not, however, satisfy them, and they
positively commanded her to let them know. Mary was
by far too good a woman to attempt to deceive any one;
she therefore replied, If, ladies, you insist upon know-
ing what I said, I hope you will not take anything amiss
that I may tell you, thus compelled as I am by your
commands. You must know, then, Miss Eliza and Miss
Rachel, that I was saying how sad a thing it is for people
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to be proud because they are rich; or to fancy, because
they happen to have a little more money, that for that
reason they are better than their servants, when in reality
the whole that makes one person better than another is,
having superior virtues, being kinder and more good-
natured, and readier to assist and serve their fellow-crea-
tures; these are the qualifications, I was saying, that
make people beloved, and not being possessed of money.
Money may, indeed, enable its possessors to procure ser-
vants to do their business for them; but it is not in the
power of all the riches in the world to purchase the love
and esteem of any one. What a sad thing then it is,
when gentlefolks behave so as to make themselves de-
spised; and that will ever be the case with all those who,
like (excuse me, ladies, you insisted upon my telling you
what I said) Miss Eliza, and Miss Rachel, and Master
James, shew such contempt to all their inferiors. No-
body could wish children of their fortunes to make them-
selves too free, or to play with their servants; but if they
were little kings and queens, still they ought to speak
kind and civil to every one. Indeed our King and Queen
would scorn to behave like the children of this family, and
if- .' She was going on, but they stopped her, say-
ing, If you say another word, we will push you out of
the room this moment, you rude, bold, insolent woman;
you ought to be ashamed of speaking so disrespectfully
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of your betters; but we will tell our mamma, that we will,
and she won't suffer you to allow your tongue such liber-
ties.' 'If,' replied Mary, I have offended you, I am
sorry for it, and beg your pardon, ladies. I am sure, I
had no wish to do so; and you should remember that you
both insisted upon my telling you what I had been say-
ing.' So we did,' said they; but you had no business
to say it at all; and we promise you our mamma shall
know it.'
In this manner they went on for some time; but, to
make short of my story, they represented the matter in
such a manner to their mother, that she dismissed Mary
from her service, with a strict charge never to visit the
house again. For,' said Mrs. Speedgo, 'no servant
who behaves as you have done, shall ever enter my doors
again, or eat another mouthful in my house.' Mary had
no desire so suddenly to quit her place; but as her con-
science perfectly acquitted her of any wilful crime, after
receiving her wages, respectfully wishing all the family
their health, and taking a friendly leave of her fellow-ser-
vants, she left the house, and soon engaged herself as
dairymaid in a farmer's family, about three miles off, in
which place she behaved so extremely well, and so much
to the satisfaction of her master and mistress, that, after
she had lived there a little more than two years, she was
married, with their entire approbation, to their eldest
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son, a sober, worthy young man, to whom his father gave
a fortune not much less than three thousand pounds, with
which he bought and stocked a very pretty farm in Som-
ersetshire, where they lived as happy as virtue and afflu-
ence could make them. By industry and care, they pros-
pered beyond their utmost expectations, and by their
prudence and good behaviour gained the esteem and love
of all who knew them.
To their servants (for they soon acquired riches
enough to keep three or four, I mean household ones, be-
sides the number that were employed in the farming bu-
siness) theybehaved with such kindness and civility, that
had they even given less wages than their neighbours,
they would never have been in want of any, every one
being desirous of getting into a family where they were
treated with such kindness and condescension.
In this happy manner they continued to live for
many years, bringing up a large family of children to im-
itate their virtues. But one great mortification they were
obliged to submit to, which was that of putting their chil-
dren very early to a boarding-school, a circumstance
which the want of education in Mrs., and indeed I may
add, Mr. Flail, rendered absolutely necessary.
But I am afraid, Mrs. Sarah and Mrs. Ellen, you
will be tired, as I have but half done my story; but I
will endeavour to make short work of it, though, indeed,
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it deserves to be noticed, for it will teach one a great deal,
and convince one how little the world's riches are to be
depended on.
I have said, you know, that Mr. Speedgo was a mer-
chant, and a very rich one, too. It is unknown what
vast sums of money he used to spend! when,-would
you think it?-either through spending it toofast,or some
losses he met with in trade, he broke all to nothing, and
had not a farthing to pay his creditors. I forget how
many thousand pounds he owed; but it was a vast great
many. Well, this, you may be sure, was a great morti-
fication to them; they begged for mercy from their cre-
ditors; but as, in their prosperity, they had never shewn
much mercy themselves to those they thought beneath
them, so now they met with very little from others: the
poor saying they deserved it for their pride; the rich con-
demning them for their presumption, in trying to vie
with those of superior birth; and those who had been less
successful in business, blaming them for their extrava-
gance, which, they said, had justly brought on them their
misfortunes.
In this distress, in vain it was they applied for assist-
ance to those whom they had esteemed their friends; for,
as they had never been careful to form their connections
with people of real merit, only seeking to be acquainted
with such as were rich and prosperous, so now, when they
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could no longer return their civilities, they found none
ready to shew them any; but every one seemed anxious
to keep from them as much as possible. Thus distressed,
and finding no one willing to help them, the young squire,
Master James, was obliged to go to sea; while Miss Eliza
and Miss Rachel were even forced to try to get their liv-
ing by service, a way of life they were both ill qualified
to undertake, for they had always so accustomed them-
selves to be waited on and attended, that they scarcely
knew how to help themselves, much less howto work for
others; the consequence of which was, they gave so lit-
tle satisfaction to their employers, that they staid but a
short time in a place; and from so frequently changing,
no family, that wished to be well settled, would admit
them; for they thought it impossible they could be good
servants whom no one thought worthy of keeping.
It is impossible to describe the many and great mor-
tifications those two young ladies met with. They now
frequently recollected the words of Mary Mount, and ear-
nestly wished they had attended to them whilst it was in
their power, as, by so doing, they would have secured to
themselves friends. And they very forcibly found, that,
although they were poor and servants, yet they were as
sensible of kind treatment and civility as if they had
been richer.
"After they had been for some years changing from
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place to place, always obliged to put up with very low
wages, on account of their being so ill qualified as ser-
vants, it happened that Miss Eliza got into service at
Watchet, a place about three miles distant from Mr. Flail's
farm. Here she had a violent fit of illness, and not hav-
ing been long enough in the family to engage their gen-
erosity to keep her, she was dismissed on account of her
ill health rendering her wholly incapable of doing the
business for which she had been hired. She then, with
the very little money she had, procured a lodging in a
miserable little dirty cottage; but, through weakness, be-
ing unable to work, she soon exhausted her stock, and
was even obliged to quit this habitation, bad as it was,
and for some days supported herself wholly by begging
from door to door, often meeting with very unkind lan-
guage for so idle an employment; some people telling her
to go to her parish, when, alas! her parish was many miles
distant, and she, poor creature, had no means of getting
there.
At last she wandered, in this distressful situation, to
the house of Mr. Flail, and walked into the farm-yard,
just at the time the cows were being milked. She, who
for a long time had tasted nothing but bits of broken
bread, and had no drink besides the water she had scoop-
ed up in her hands, looked at the fresh milk with a most
wishful eye; and, going to the women who were milking,
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she besought them, in a moving manner, to give her a
draught, as she was almost ready to perish. For pity's
sake,' said she, have compassion upon a poor wretch,
dying with sickness, hunger, and thirst. It is a long
time since I tasted a mouthful of wholesome victuals; my
lips are now almost parched with thirst, and I am so faint
for want, that I can scarcely stand; my sufferings are very
great indeed, it would melt a heart of stone to hear the
story of my woes. Oh! have pity upon a fellow-creature,
then, and give me one draught of that milk, which can
never be missed out of so great a quantity as you have
there, and may you never, never, know what it is to suffer
as I now do!' To this piteous request she received for
answer the common one of Go about your business; we
have nothing for you, so don't come here.' We should
have enough to do, indeed,' said one of the milkers, if
we were to give to every idle beggar who would like a
draught of this delicious milk! But no, indeed, we shall
not give you a drop! So, go about yQur business, and
don't come plaguing us here.' Mrs. Flail, who happened
to be in the yard with one of her children, who was feed-
ing the chickens, overheard enough of this to make her
come forward and inquire what was the matter. Nothing,
ma'ai,' replied the milkmaid, only I was sending away
this nasty dirty creature, who was so bold as to come ask-
ing for milk, indeed! But beggars grow so impudent
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now-a-days, there never was the like of it.' 'Oh fie!' re-
turned Mrs. Flail, shocked at her inhuman way of speak-
ing, fie upon you, to speak in so unkind a manner of a
poor creature in distress.' Then turning to the beggar,
she inquired what she wanted, in so mild a tone of voice
that it encouraged her to speak and tell her distress.
Mrs. Flail listened with the greatest attention, and
could not help being struck with her speech and appear-
ance; for, though she was clothed in rags (having parted
with all her better clothes to pay for lodging and food),
still there was a something in her language and manner
which discovered that she was no common beggar. Eliza
had stood all the time with her eyes fixed upon the ground,
scarcely once lifting them to look at the face of Mrs. Flail;
and shewas so changed herself byhertroubles and sickness,
that it was impossible for any one, who had ever seen Miss
Speedgo, to recollect her in her present miserable state.
Mrs. Flail, however, wanted no farther inducement to re-
lieve her than to hear she was in want, Every fellow-
creature in distress,' she used to say,' was a proper object
of her bounty; and, whilst she was blessed with plenty,
she thought it her duty to relieve, as far as she prudently
eould, all whom she knew to be in need.' She therefore
fetched a mug, and, filling it with milk herself, gave it
to the poor woman to drink. Here,' said she, take
this, good woman, and I hope it will refresh and be of
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service to you.' Eliza held out her hand for it, and, lift-
ing her eyes up to look at Mrs. Flail, whilst she thanked
her for her kindness, was greatly astonished to discover
in her benefactress the features of her old servant Mary
Mount. Bless me! said she, with an air of confusion,
'What do I see? Who is it Where amli Madam,
pardon my boldness, but pray forgive me, ma'am, is not
your name Mount? 'It was,' replied Mrs. Flail, but
I have been married thirteen years to Mr. Flail, and that
is my name now. But, pray, where did you ever see me
before? Or how came you to know anything of me?'
Poor Eliza could return no answer; her shame at being
seen by her servant that was, in her present condition,
and the consciousness of having so ill-treated that very
servant to whose kindness she was now indebted, all to-
gether were too much for her in her weak state, and she
fell senseless at Mrs. Flail's feet.
This still added to Mrs. Flail's surprise, and she
had her carried into the house and laid upon a bed, where
she used every means to bring her to herself again:
which, after a considerable time, succeeded: and she then
(covered with shame and remorse) told her who she was,
and how she came into that miserable condition. No
words can describe the astonishment Mrs. Flail was in,.
at hearing the melancholy story of her sufferings: nor is-
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it possible to tell with what generosity and kindness she
strove to comfort her, telling her to compose herself, for
she should no longer le in want of anything. I have,
thank Heaven,' said she, a most worthy good man for
my husband, who will rejoice with me in having it in
his power to relieve a suffering fellow-creature. Do not,
therefore, any longer distress yourself upon what passed
between us formerly. I had, for my part, forgotten it,
if you had not now reminded me of it; but, however I
might then take the liberty to censure you for too much
haughtiness, I am sure I have no occasion to do so now.
Think no more, therefore, I beseech you, upon times
which are now past; but be comforted, and make your-
self as happy in my humble plain manner of living as you
possibly can do.'
She then furnished her with some of her own clothes,
till she could procure her new ones, and sent immediately
for a physician from the next town; by following of whose
prescription, together with good nursing, and plenty of
all necessaries, she soon recovered her health; but she
was too deeply affected with the thoughts of her former
misconduct ever to feel happy in her situation, though
Mrs. Flail used every method in her power to render her
as comfortable as possible. Nor did she confine her good-
ness only to this one daughter, but sent also for her sis-
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ter and mother, (her father being dead,) and fitted up a
neat little house for them near her own. But as the
Flails could not afford wholly to maintain them for no-
thing, they intrusted the poultry to their care, which
enabled them to do with one servant less; and by that
means they could, without any great expense, afford to
give them sufficient to make their lives comfortable, that
is, as far as their own reflections would let them; for the
List words Mrs. Speedgo said to Mary, when she parted
from her, dwelt continually upon her mind, and filled her
w# shame and remorse.
I told her,' said she, that she should never again
come into my doors, or eat another mouthful in my house;
and now it is her bounty alone which keeps us all from
perishing! Oh! how unworthy are we of such good-
ness! True, indeed, was what she told you, that kind-
ness and virtue were far more valuable than riches.
Goodness and kindness no time nor change can take
from us; but riches soon fly, as it were, away, and then
what are we the better for having been once possessed
of them?'"
Here Mr. John stopped, and jumping hastily up, and
turning round to Mrs. Sarah, Mrs. Ellen, and Mr. Robert,
exclaimed, rubbing his hands-" There, ladies, I have
finished my story; and, let me tell you, so long preaching
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has made my throat dry; so another mug of ale, if you
please, Master Bobby," (tapping him at the same time
upon the shoulder). Another mug of ale, my boy: for
faith, talking at the rate I have done, is enough to wear
a man's lungs out; and, in truth, I have need of some-
thing to hearten me after such fatigue."
Well, I am sure," replied Sarah and Ellen, in the
same breath, we are greatly obliged to you for your his-
tory; and I am sure it deserves to be framed and glazed,
and it ought to be hung up in the hall of every family,
that all people may see the sad effects of pride, and lgw
little cause people have, because they are rich, to despise
those who are poor; since it frequently happens, that
those who this year are like little kings, may the next be
beggars; and then they will repent, when it is too late,
of all their pride, and the unkindness they showed to those
beneath them."
Here the conversation was put a stop to by the bell
ringing, and John being ordered to drive to the door.
I, who during the whole of the history had been feasting
upon a mince-pie, now thought it prudent to conceal my-
self in a little hole in the wainscot of the closet, where,
finding myself very safe, I did not awake till mid-
night..
After the family were all retired to rest, I peeped out of
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the hole, and there saw just such another frightful trap
as that which was the prelude to poor Softdown's suffer-
ings. Startled at the sight, I retreated back as expedi-
tiously as possible, nor ever stopped till I found my way
into a bed-chamber, where lay two little girls fast
asleep.
I looked about for some time, peeping into every hole
and corner before I could find anything to eat, there be-
ing not so much as a candle in the room with them. At
last I crept into a little leather trunk, which stood on
a table, not shut down quite close; here I instantly smelt
something good, but was obliged to gnaw through a great
deal of linen to get at it; it was wrapped up in a lap-bag,
amongst a vast quantity of work. However, I made my
way through half a hundred folds, and at last was amply
repaid by finding out a nice piece of plum cake, and the
pips of an apple, which I could easily get at, one half of
it having been eaten away. Whilst thus engaged, I heard
a cat mew, and, not knowing how near she might be, I
endeavoured to jump out; but, in the hurry, I somehow
or other entangled myself in the muslin, and pulled that,
trunk and all, down with me; for the trunk stood half
off the table, so that the least touch in the world might
overset it, otherwise my weight could never have tumbled
it down.
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The noise of the fall, however, waked the children, and
I heard one say to the other, Bless me! Mary, what is
that noise? What can it be! I am almost frightened out
of my wits! Do, pray, sister, hug me close! Poll! "
replied the other, never mind it! Wlat in the world
need you be frightened at? What do you suppose will
hurt you] It sounded as if something had fallen down;
but as it has not fallen upon us, and I do not hear any-
body stirring, or speaking as if they were hurt, what need
we care about it? So, pray, Ann, let us go to sleep again;
for as yet I have not had half sufficient, I am sure. I
hope morning is not coming yet, for I am not at all ready
to get up." I am sure," answered the other, I wish
it were morning and daylight now, for I should like to
get up vastly; I do not like to lie here in the dark any
longer. I have a great minml to ring the bell, and then
mamma or somebody will come to us with a candle."
"And what," rejoined Mary, will be the use of that?
Do you want a candle to light you to look for the wounds
the noise has given you; or what can you wish to dis-
turb mamma for? Come, let me cuddle you, and do go
to sleep, child; for I cannot think what occasion there
is for us to keep awake because we have heard a noise.
I never knew that noise had teeth or claws to hurt one
with; and I am sure this has not hurt me; and so, whe-
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other you choose to lie awake or not, I will go to sleep,
and so good-bye to you, and pray do not disturb me any
more, for I cannot talk any longer." "But, Mary," again
replied the other, pray do not go to sleep yet, I want
t, speak to you." Well, what do you want to say "
inquired Mary. Why, pray have you not very often,"
said Ann, heard of thieves breaking into people's houses
and robbing them i And I am sadly afraid that noise
was made by some rogues coming in; so pray, Mary, do
not go to sleep; I am in such a fright and tremble, you
cannot think. Speak, Mary, have not you, I say, heard
of thieves? Yes," replied Mary, in a very sleepy voice,
" a great many times." Well, then, pray, sister, do not
go to sleep," said Ann, in a peevish accent; suppose,
I say, that noise I heard should be thieves, what should
we do? What will become of us? Oh! what shall we
do? Why, go to sleep, I tell you," said Mary, as
fast as you can! At least, do pray let me; for I cannot
say I am in the smallest fear about housebreakers or
housemakers either; and of all the robberies I ever
heard of in all my life, I never heard of thieves steal-
ing little girls; so do, there's a dear girl, go to sleep
again, and do not so foolishly frighten yourself out
of your wits for nothing." Well," replied Ann,
"I will not keep you awake any longer; but I am
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sure I shall not be able to get another wink of sleep all
night."
Here the conversation ended, and I could not help
thinking how foolish it was for people to permit them-
selves to be terrified for nothing. Here is a little girl,
now, thought I, in a nice clean room, and covered up
warm in bed, with pretty green curtains drawn round
her, to keep the wind from her head, and the light in the
morning from her eyes; and yet she is distressing her-
self, and making herself really uncomfortable, and un-
happy, only because I, a poor, little, harmless mouse,
with scarcely strength sufficient to gnaw a nutshell, hap-
pened to jump from the table, and throw down, perhaps,
her own box. Oh what a pity it is, that people should
so destroy their own confort! How sweetly might this
child have passed the night, if she had but, like her sister,
wisely reflected that a noise could not possibly hurt her;
and that, had any of the family occasioned it, by falling
down, or running against anything in the dark which
hurt them, most likely they would have heard some more
stirring about.
And upon this subject the Author cannot help, in
human form (as well as in that of a mouse), observing
how extremely ridiculous it is for people to suffer them-
selves to be terrified upon every trifling occasion that
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happens; as if they had no more resolution than a mouse
itself, which is liable to be destroyed every meal it makes.
And, surely, nothing can be more absurd than for chil-
dren to be afraid of thieves and housebreakers; since, as
little Mary said, they never want to seek after children.
Money is all they want; and as children have very seldom
much of that in their possession, they may assure them-
selves they are perfectly safe, and have therefore no occa-
sion to alarm themselves if they hear a noise, without
being able to make out what it is; unless, indeed, like
the child I have just been writing about, they would be
so silly as to be frightened at a little mouse; for most
commonly the noises we hear if we lie awake in the
night, are caused by mice running about and playing
behind the wainscot; and what reasonable person would
suffer themselves to be alarmed by such little crea-
tures as these I But it is time I should return to the
history of my little make-believe companion, who went
on saying-
The conversation I have been relating I overheard as
I lay concealed in a shoe, that stood close by the bedside,
and into which I ran the moment I had jumped off the
table, and where I kept snug till the next morning; when,
just as the clock was striking eight, the same Ellen,
whom I had seen the day before in the kitchen, entered
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the apartment, and accosted the young ladies, saying,
" Good morning to you, ladies ; do you know that it is
time to get up "Then, pray, Ellen, lace my stays,
will you?" said Miss Ann. But lace mine first, and
give me my other shoes; for those I wore yesterday must
be brushed, because I stepped in the dirt; and so, when
you go down you must remember and brush them, and
then let me have them again," said Mary; but come
and dress me now."
Well, thought I, this is a rude way of speaking, indeed,
something like Miss Ann Artless, at the house where my
poor dear Softdown was so cruelly massacred. I am sure,
I hope I shall not meet with the like fate here, and I
wish I were safe out of this shoe. For, perhaps, presently
it may be wanted to be put on Mary's foot; and I am
sure I must not expect to meet any mercy from a child
who shews so bad a disposition as to speak to a servant
in so uncivil a manner, for no good-natured person would
do that.
With such reflections I was amusing myself, when, all
on a sudden, they were put an end to by my finding the
shoe in which I was concealed hastily taken up; and, be-
fore I had time to recollect what I had best do, I was al-
most killed by some violent blows I received, which well
nigh broke every bone in my skin. I crept quite up to
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the toe of the shoe, so that I was not at all seen, and the
maid, when she took up the shoes, held one in one hand,
and the other in the other by the heels, and then slapped
them hard together, to beat out some of the dust which
was in them. This she repeated three or four times, till
I was quite stunned; and how or which way I tumbled
or got out I know not; but, when I came to myself, I
was close up behind the foot of a table, in a large apart-
ment, where were several children, and a gentleman, and
a lady, all conversing together with the greatest good-hu-
mour and harmony.
The first words I heard distinctly enough to remember
were those of a little boy, about five years old, who,
with eargerness, exclaimed, "I forget you! No, that I
never shall. If I was to go a hundred thousand miles off, I
am sure I shall never forget you. What! do you think
I should ever, as long as I live, if it should be a million
of years, forget my own dear papa and mamma? No!
that I should not; I am very, very sure I never should."
Well, but Thomas," interrupted the gentleman, if in
a million of years you should not forget us, I dare say in
less than two months you will forget our advice; and,
before you have been at school half that time, you will
get to squabbling with, and tricking the other boys, just
as they do with each other; and, instead of playing at all
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times with the strictest openness and honour, you will,
I sadly fear, learn to cheat, and deceive, and pay no at-
tention to what your mother and I have been telling
you." "No; that I am sure I shan't!" replied the boy.
"What! do you think I shall be so wicked as to turn a
thief, and cheat people?" "I dare say, my dear," re-
sumed the father, "you will not do what we call thieving,
but, as I know there are many naughty boys in all schools,
I am afraid they will teach you to commit dishonourable
actions; they will tell you there is no harm in them, and
that they are signs of cleverness and spirit, and qualifi-
cations very necessary for every boy to possess." "Ay,
that's sure enough," said an elder boy, who appeared
about ten years old; "for they almost all declare, that
if a boy be not sharp and cunning, he might almost as
well be out of the world as in it. But, as you say, papa,
I hate such behaviour; I am sure there is one of our
boys, who is so wonderfully clever and acute, as they call
him, that I detest ever having anything to dowith him, for,
unless one watches him as a cat would watch a mouse, he
is sure to cheat or play one some trick or other." "What
sort of tricks do you mean?" inquired the little boy.
" Why, I will tell you," replied the other. "You know
nothing of the games we have at school, so if I were to
tell you how he plays at them, you would not understand
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what I mean. But you know what walking about blind-
fold is, don't youl Well, one day, about a dozen boys
agreed to have a blind race, and the boy who got nearest
the goal, which was a stick driven into the ground, with
a shilling upon the top of it, was to win the shilling, pro-
vided he did it fairly without seeing." "I suppose," in-
terrupted Thomas, "you mean the boy who got to the
stick first." "No, I do not," replied his brother; "I
mean what I say; the boy who got nearest it, no matter
whether he came first or last; the fun was to see them
try to keep in a straight path with their eyes tied up,
whilst they wander quite in the wrong, and not to try
who could run fastest. Well, when they were all blinded,
and twisted round three or four times before they were
suffered to set off, they directed their steps the way they
thought would directly conduct them to the goal; and
some of them had almost reached it, when Sharply (the
boy I mentioned), who had placed a shilling upon the
stick,-for they drew lots who should do that, and he who
furnished the money was to stand by it, to observe who
won it by coming nearest;-well, Sharply, I say, just as
they came close to it, moved away softly to another place
above three yards distant from any of them; (for I
should have told you, that if none of them got within
three yards, the shilling was to remain his, and they
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were each to give him a penny). So then he untied their
eyes, and insisted upon it they had all of them lost. But
two or three of us happened to be by, and so we said lie
had cheated them, and ought not to keep the money, as
it had fairly been won by Smyth. But lie would not
give it up; so it made a quarrel between himi and
Snyth; at last they fought, and Mr. Chiron confined
them both in the school all the rest of the afternoon,
and, when he heard what the quarrel was about, he
took the shilling from Sharply, and called him a mean-
spirited cheat; but he would not let Smyth have it, be-
cause, lie said, he deserved to lose it for fighting
about such a trifle; and so it was put into the forfeit-
money.
"But pray do not you think Sharply behaved extremely
wrong?" Shamefully so, indeed," said the gentleman.
" I never could have any opinion of a boy who could
act so dishonourably," said the lady, "let his cleverness
be what it would." Pray, Francis, tell me some more,"
said the little boy. "More!" replied Frank; "I could
tell you a hundred such kind of things. One time, as
Peter Light was walking up the yard, with some damsons
in his hat, Sharply ran by, and, as lie passed, knocked
his hat out of his hand, for the sake of scrambling for as
many as lie could get himself. And sometimes, after the
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pie-woman has been there, he gets such heaps of tarts, you
cannot think, by his different tricks; perhaps he may buy
a currant tart himself; then he will go about, calling out,
'Who'll change a cheesecake for a currant tart?' and now
and then he will add, 'and half a bun into the bargain!'
Then two or three of the boys call out, 'Twill, Iwill!' and
when they go to hold out their cheesecakes to him, lie
snatches them out of their hands before they are aware,
and runs awayin an instant; and whilst they stand for a
moment in astonishlment, lie gets so much ahead of them,
that lie eats them up before they can again overtake him.
At other times, when lie sees a boy beginning to eat his
cake, lie will come and talk carelessly to him for a few
moments, and then all of a sudden call out, 'Look!
look! look!-there!' pointing his finger as if to shew
him something wonderful; and when the other, with-
out suspecting any mischief, turns his head to see
what has so surprised him, away he snatches the cake,
and runs off with it, cramming it into his mouth in a
moment.
"And when lie plays at Handy-dandy Jack-a-dandy,
which will you have, upper hand or lower if you hap-
pen to guess right, he slips whatever you are playing
with into his other hand; and that, you know, is not
playing fair, and so many of the boys tell him, but he
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does not mind any of us. And as he is clever at his
learning, and always does his exercises quite right, Mr.
Chiron (who, indeed, does not know of his tricks), is very
fond of him, and is for ever saying what a clever fellow
he is, and proposing him as an example to the rest of
the boys; and I do believe many of them imitate his de-
ceitful cheating tricks, only for the sake of being thought
like him."
"Ah! it is a sad thing," interrupted the gentleman,
"that people who are blessed with sense and abili-
ties to behave well, should so misuse them as to set a
bad instead of a good example to others, and by that
means draw many into sin, who otherwise, perhaps,
might never have acted wrong. Was this Sharply you
have been speaking of a dunce and blockhead at his
book, he would never gain the commendations that Mr.
Chiron now bestows upon him, and consequently no
boy would wish to be thought like him; his bad ex-
ample, therefore, would not be of half the importance it
now is.
"Only think, then, my dear children, how extremely
wicked it is for those who are blessed with understand-
ings capable of acting as they should do, and making
people admire them, at the same time to be guilty of such
real and great sin. For, however children at play may like
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to trick and deceive each other, and call it only play or
fun, still, let me tell you, they are much mistaken if they
flatter themselves there is no harm in it. It is a very
wrong way of behaviour; it is mean, it is dishonourable,
and it is wicked; and the boy or girl who would ever
permit themselves to act in so unjustifiable a manner,
however they may excel in their learning or exterior ac-
complishments, can never be deserving of esteem, confi-
dence, or regard. What esteem or respect could I ever
entertain of a person's sense or learning, who made no
better use of it than to practise wickedness with more dex-
terity and grace than he otherwise would be enabled to
do? Or, what confidence could I ever place in the per-
son who I knew only wanted a convenient opportunity
to defraud, trick, and deceive me? Or, what regard and
love could I possibly entertain for one who, unless I kept
a constant watch over, as I must over a wild beast, would,
like a wild beast, be sure to do me some injury?-
Would it be possible, I say, to love such a character,
whatever shining abilities or depth of learning he might
possess ? Ask your own hearts, my dears, whether you
think you could."
To this they all answered at once, No, that I could
not," and "I am sure I could not." "Well, then," re-
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sumed the father, only think how odious that conduct
must be, which robs us of the esteem, confidence, and
love of our fellow creatures, and that, too, notwithstand-
ing we may at the same time be very clever, and have a
great deal of sense and learning. But, for my part, I
confess I know not the least advantage of our under-
standing or our learning, unless we make a proper use of
them. Knowing a great deal, and having read a great
many books, will be of no service to us, unless we are
careful to make a proper use of that knowledge, and to
improve by what we read; otherwise the time we so be-
stow is but lost, and we might as well spend the whole
of our lives in idleness.
"Always remember, therefore, my loves, that the whole
end of our taking the trouble to instruct you, or putting
ourselves to the expense of sending you to school, or your
attending to what is taught you, is, that you may grow
better men and women than you otherwise would be;
and unless, therefore, you do improve, we might as well
spare ourselves the pains and expense, and you need not
take the trouble of learning; since, if you will act wick-
edly, all our labour is but thrown away to no manner of
purpose.
Mr. and Mrs. Sharply, how I pity them! What sor-
row must they endure to behold their son acting in the
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manner you have described; for nothing can give so
much concern to a fond parent's heart, as to see their
children, for whom they have taken so much pains, turn
out naughty, and to deceive and cheat! What can be
worse than that? I hope, my dear children, you will
never any of you give us that dreadful misery. I hope,
my dear Thomas, I hope you will never learn any of
those detestable ways, which your brother has been tell-
ing you of. And if it were not that you will often be
obliged to see such things when you mix with other
children, I should be sorry you should even hear of such
bad actions; as I could wish you to pass through life
without so much as knowing such wickedness ever existed.
But that is impossible! There are so many naughty
people in the world, that you will often be obliged to see
and hear of crimes which I hope you will shudder to
think of committing yourselves; and, being warned of
them beforehand, I hope it will put you more upon your
guard not to be tempted, upon any consideration, to give
the least encouragement to them, much less to practise
them yourselves.
Perhaps, Thomas, if your brother had not, by telling
us of Sharply's tricks, given me an opportunity of warn-
ing you how extremely wrong and wicked they are, you
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might, when you were at school, have thought them very
clever, and marks of genius, and, therefore, like others of
the boys, have tried to imitate them, and by that means
have become as wicked, mean, and dishonourable your-
self.
And only think how it would have grieved your
mamma and me to find, the next holidays, our dear little
Thomas, instead of being that honest, open, and generous-
hearted boy he now is, changed into a deceiver, a cheat,
a liar, one whom we could place no trust or confidence
in; for, depend upon it, the person who will, when
at play, behave unfairly, would not scruple to do so
in every other action of his life. And the boy who will
deceive for the sake of a marble, or the girl who would
net ungenerously for the sake of a doll's cap, or a
pin, will, when grown up, be ready to cheat and over-
reach in their trades, or any aflairs they may have to
transact. And you may assure yourselves that num-
bers of people, who are every year hanged, began at
first to be wicked by practising those little dishonour-
able mean actions which so many children are too
apt to do at play, without thinking of their evil conse-
quences.
"I think, my dear," said he, turning to his wife, I
have heard you mention a person whlm you were ac-
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quainted with when a girl, who at last was hanged for
stealing, I think, was she not?" "No," replied the lady,
she was not hanged, but she was transported for one-
and-twenty years." "Pray, madam, how transported?
What is that?" inquired one of the children. "People,
my dear," resumed the lady, are transported when they
have committed crimes, which, according to the laws of
our land, are not thought quite wicked enough to be
hanged for, but still too bad to suffer them to continue
amongst other people. So, instead of hanging them,
the Judge orders that they shall be sent on board a ship
built on purpose to hold naughty people, and carried
away from all their friends, a great many miles distant,
commonly to New South Wales, where they remain,
some for seven years, some for fourteen or twenty-one
years, and some for their whole lives, and where they are
obliged to work hard to earn a livelihood. And the per-
son your papa mentioned was transported for twenty-one
years; but she died before that time was out, as many
of them do, and they seldom have an opportunity of
seeing their friends any more after they are once sent
away.
How should any of you, my dears, like to be sent away
from your papa and me, and your brothers and sisters,
and uncles and aunts, and all your friends, and never
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never see us any more, and only keep company with
naughty, cross, wicked people, and labour very hard, and
suffer a great deal of sickness, and such a number of dif-
ferent hardships you cannot imagine? Only think how
shocking it must be. How should you like it?" "Oh,
not at all, not at all," was echoed from every one in the
room.
But such," rejoined their mother, is the punish-
ment naughty people have; and such was the punishment
the person your papa spoke of had, who, when she was
young, no more expected to come to such an end than
any of you do.
I was very well acquainted with her, and often used
to play with her, and she (like the boy whom Francis
has been talking of) used to think it a mark of clever-
ness to be able to deceive; and for the sake of win-
ning the game she was engaged in, would not scruple to
commit any little unfair action, which would give her the
advantage.
I remember one time, at such a trifling game as push-
pin, she gave me a very bad opinion of her; for I observ-
ed, instead of pushing the pin as she ought to do, she
would try to lift it up with her finger a little, to make it
cross over the other.
"And when we were all at cards, she would peep, to
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find out the pictured ones, that she might have them in
her own hand.
And when we played at any game which had forfeits,
she would try, by different little artifices, to steal back
her own before the time of crying them came; or, if she
was the person who was to cry them, as you call it, she
would endeavour to see whose came next, that she might
order the penalty accordingly.
"Or if we were playing at idde and seek, she would
put what we had to hide either in her own pocket, or
throw it into the fire, so that it would be impossible to
find it; and then, after making her companions hunt for
it for an hour, till their patience was quite tired, and they
gave out, she would burst out in a loud laugh, and say
she only did it for fun! But, for my part, I never could
see any joke in such kind of things; the meanness, the
baseness, the dishonour, which attended it, always, in my
opinion, took off all degree of cleverness or pleasure
from such actions.
There was another of her sly tricks, which I forgot
to mention, and that was, if at tea, or any other time, she
got first to the plate of cake or bread, she would place
the piece she liked best where she thought it would come
to her turn to have it; or, if at breakfast she saw her
sister's basin have the under crust in it, and nobody hap-
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opened to be by, or to see her, she would take it out, and
put her own, which she happened not to like so well, in
the stead.
"Only think, my dears, what frightful, sly, naughty
tricks to be guilty of! And from practising these, which
she said there was no harm in, and which she only did in
play, and for a bit of fun, at last she came by degrees to
be guilty of great crimes. She, two or three different
times, when not observed, stole things out of shops; and
one day, when she was upon a visit, and thought she could
do it cleverly, without being discovered, put a couple of
tablespoons into her pocket. The footman who was wait-
ing happened to see her; but, fearing to give offence, lie
took no notice of it till after she was gone home, when
he told his master, who, justly provoked at being so ill
treated by a person to whom lie had shewn every civility,
went after her, called in her own two servants and his
footman, as witnesses, and then insisted upon examining
her pockets, where lie indeed found his two spoons. He
then sent for proper officers to secure her, had her taken
into custody, and for that offence it was that she was
transported.
"Thus, my dear children, you see the shocking conse-
quences of ever suffering such vile habits to grow upon
us; and I hope the example of this unhappy woman
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(which, I assure you, is a true story) will be sufficient to
warn you for ever against being guilty, for a single
time, of so detestable a crime, lest you should, like her,
by degrees come to experience the same fatal punish-
ment."
Just as the lady had said these words, a bell rang, and,
all getting up together, they went out of the room, the
young ones calling out, To dinner! To dinner! To
dinner! Here we all go to dinner!"
And I will seek for one too," said I to myself, (creep-
ing out as soon as I found I was alone,) for I feel very
faint and hungry." I looked and looked about a long
while, for I could move but slowly, on account of the
bruises I had received in the shoe. At last, under the
table, round which the family had been sitting, I found
a pincushion, which, being stuffed with bran, afforded
me enough to satisfy my hunger, though it was ex-
cessively dry and unsavoury. Bad as it was, however,
I was obliged to be content at that time with itj and
had nearly done eating when the door opened, and in
ran two or three of the children. Frightened almost
out of my senses, I had just time to escape down a
little hole in the floor, made by one of the knots in
the wood slipping out, and there I heard one of the girls
exclaim:
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"0 dear! who now has cut my pincushion It was
you did it, Thomas." No, indeed I did not," replied
he. Then it was you, Mary." No, I know nothing
of it," answered she. "Then it was you, Hetty." "That
I am sure it was not," said she; I am sure, I am cer-
tain it was not me; I am positive it was not." Ah!"
replied the other, "I dare say it was." Yes, I think it
most likely," said Mary. And so do I, too," said Tho-
mas. "And pray why do you all think so?" inquired
Hetty, in an angry tone. Because," said the owner of
the pincushion, you are the only one who ever tells
fibs! You told a story, you know, about the fruit. You
told a story, too, about the currant jelly; and about put-
ting your fingers in the butter, at breakfast; and there-
fore, there is very great reason why we should suspect you
more than anybody else." But I am sure," said she,
bursting into tears, I am very sure I have not meddled
with it." I do not at all know that," replied the other,
" and I do think it was you; for I am certain, if any one
else had done it, they would not deny it; and it could
not come into this condition by itself. Somebody must
have done it; and, I dare say, it was you; so say no more
about it."
Here the dispute was interrupted by somebody calling
them out of the room; and I could not help making some
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reflections on what had passed. How dreadful a crime,
thought I, is lying and falsity; to what sad mortifications
does it subject the persons who are ever wicked enough
to commit it; and how does it expose them to the con-
tempt of every one, and make them to be suspected of
faults they are even perfectly free from! Little Hetty
now is as innocent with respect to the pincushion, with
the destruction of which her sister charges her, as any of
the others; yet, because she has before forfeited her ho-
nour, she can gain no credit; no one believes what she
says; she is thought to be guilty of the double fault of
spoiling the pincushion, and, what is still worse, of lying
to conceal it; whilst the other children are at once be-
lieved, and their words depended upon.
Surely, surely, thought I, if people would but reflect
upon the contempt, the shame, and the difficulties which
a disregard of truth exposes them to, they would never
be guilty of so terrible a vice, which subjects them to the
scorn of all they converse with, and renders them at all
times suspected, even though they should, as in the case
of Hetty, really speak the truth. Such were my reflec-
tions upon falsehood; nor could I help altogether blam-
ing the owner of the pincushion for her hasty judgment
relating to it. Somebody, she was certain, must have
done it; it was impossible it could come so of itself. That,
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to be sure, was very true; but then she never recollect-
ed that it was possible a little Mouse might put it in that
condition. Ah! thought I to myself, what pity is it that
human creatures, who are blest with understanding and
faculties so superior to any species, should not make bet-
ter use of them, and learn from daily experience to grow
wiser and better for the future! This one instance
of the pincushion may teach (and surely people engaged
in life must hourly find more) how dangerous it is to
draw hasty conclusions, and to condemn people upon
suspicion; as also the many, great, and bad consequences
of lying.
Scarcely had I finished these soliloquies, when a great
knock at the house-door made me give such a start that
I fell off the joist on which I was standing; and I then
ran straight forward, till I came out at a little hole in
the bricks above the parlour window; from that I de-
scended into the road, and went on unmolested till I
reached a malthouse, about whose various apartments,
never staying long in the same, I continued to live;
till, one night, all on a sudden, I was alarmed by
fire, which obliged me to retreat with the greatest ex-
pedition.
I passed numberless rats and mice in my way, who,
like myself, were driven forth by the flames; but, alas!
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among them all I found not my brother. Despairing,
therefore, of ever seeing him again, I determined, if
possible, to find my way back to you, who before
liad shewn me such kindness. Numberless were the
fatigues and difficulties I had to encounter in my jour-
ney hither; one while in danger from hungry cats,
at another, almost perished with cold and want of
food.
But it is needless to enumerate every particular;
I should but tire your patience, were I to attempt it;
so I will hasten to a conclusion of my history, only
telling you how you came to find me in that melan-
choly condition from which your mercy has now raised
me.
I came into your house one evening, concealed in the
middle of a floor-cloth, which the servant had rolled up
and set at the outside of the back door, whilst she swept
the passage, and which she neglected to take in again till
the evening. In that I hid myself, and, upon her laying
it down, ran with all speed down the cellar-stairs, where
I continued till the family were all gone to bed. Then I
returned, and came into your closet, where the scent of
some figs tempted me to get into the jar in which you
found me. I concealed myself among them, and, after
feasting most deliciously, fell asleep, from which I was
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awakened by hearing a voice say, Who has left the
cover off the fig jarl" and at the same time I was involv-
ed in darkness by having it put on. In vain I endea-
voured to remove it; the figs were so low, that when I
stood on them I could but just touch it with my lips; and
the jar being of stone, I could not possibly fasten my
nails to hang by the side.
In this dismal situation, therefore, I was constrained to
stay, my apprehensions each day increasing as my food
diminished, till at last, after feeding very sparingly for
some days, it was quite exhausted; and I had en-
dured the inexpressible tortures of hunger for three days
and three nights, when you happily released me, and
by your compassion restored me once more to life and
liberty.. Condescend, therefore, to preserve that life
you have so lengthened, and take me under your pro-
tection.
That most gladly," interrupted I, I will do:
you shall live in this large green-flowered tin canis-
ter, and run in and out when you please, and I will keep
you constantly supplied with food. But I must now
shut you in, for the cat has this moment entered the
room."
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OF A MOUSE. 123
And now I cannot take leave of all my little readers,
without once more begging them, for their own sakes, to
endeavour to follow all the good advice the Mouse has
been giving them; and likewise warning them to shun
all those vices and follies, the practice of which renders
children so contemptible and wicked.
THE END.
LONDON:
W. M'DOWALL, PRINTER, LITTLE QUCEI STREET,
LINCOLN'S INE FIELDS.
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